The Sunrise Recreation and Parks District is now hiring. // Photo courtesy, SRPD.

Citrus Heights News Briefs: homeless camp, local jobs, missing toddler

Latest news briefs include the Sunrise Recreation and Parks District announcing new job openings, a missing 2-year-old being found, Citrus Heights Community Center bookings reaching a new milestone, and a local family’s battle with a homeless camp behind their property.

Citrus Heights family concerned about homeless camp behind home–
A perpetual homeless camp behind a Citrus Heights home near Interstate 80 and Antelope Road is causing safety concerns and frustration for a local family who lives next to the camp, according to an April 4 report on Fox 40.

by · April 8, 2017 · Community
Stock photo, cats. CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Citrus Heights launches new online program to ‘make pet licensing easy’

The City of Citrus Heights recently announced a new online pet licensing program aimed at increasing the number of licensed pets and decreasing animal shelter costs.

In a news release last month titled “Make Animal Licensing Easy,” the city said it had discontinued a licensing agreement with Sacramento County and launched its own pet licensing program in partnership with PetData, a Texas-based company that provides animal licensing services for municipalities and other agencies…

by · April 4, 2017 · City Hall, Community
Mr. Pickles in Citrus Heights held its grand re-opening on April 1. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: foot race, fire, falling trees, Mr. Pickles

Latest local news briefs include a grand re-opening event for Mr. Pickles at Sylvan Corners, CHPD results from last weekend’s 120-mile foot race, an early morning house fire near Lichen K-8, and another large tree falling onto a Citrus Heights home.

Mr. Pickles holds grand re-opening at Sylvan Corners
Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop in Citrus Heights held a grand re-opening event on Saturday, celebrating its newly remodeled interior and new management. Manager Ryan Powell said the location had been closed for the past month, but re-opened with…

by · April 2, 2017 · Community
File photo, a dog races through a "doggie fun zone" obstacle course during Pet-a-Palooza 2014 at Rusch Park. // CH Sentinel

2017 Pet-a-Palooza in Citrus Heights expected to draw thousands to Rusch Park

Thousands of dogs, and people, will once again take over Rusch Park in Citrus Heights this April 22 for what organizers call “Sacramento’s biggest free pet event.”

According to a Pet-a-Palooza event schedule published this weekend by sponsor CBS Radio, this year’s big name performer on stage will be pop artist Ruth B, who’s hit song “Lost Boy” reached Billboard’s Hot 100 last year. The song, which features only piano and voice, has nearly 50 million views on Youtube…

by · April 1, 2017 · Community
Thousands of dogs, people, and other pets came out to Rusch Park Saturday for an annual Pet-a-Palooza event in Citrus Heights.

2017 Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in April

Local events and activities on schedule in April include Pet-a-Palooza at Rusch Park, a local “Stand Down” event to help homeless veterans, an Easter egg hunt, several fundraisers, “Taste of Citrus Heights” at the community center, and more.

Here’s 15 events going on in Citrus Heights this month:

by · April 1, 2017 · Community
Scott Ruiz, and his son Garret, stand in front of a large tree that fell behind their home Friday.

400-year-old oak tree crashes to ground behind historic Citrus Heights home

A massive oak tree, estimated to be nearly 400 years old and 19 feet around, came crashing to the ground Friday behind a historic Citrus Heights home on Sunrise Boulevard.

“It sounded like a bomb went off,” said renter Scott Ruiz, recalling when the tree came down around noon on Friday. Knowing his son was in the backyard at the time, he said his first instinct was to call out his son’s name to make sure he was okay…

by · March 31, 2017 · Community
Household hazardous waste. Stock photo, Citrus Heights Sentinel

Free hazardous waste drop-off set for April 8 in Citrus Heights

Got some household chemicals or other hazardous waste you think might not be good to put in the trash or down the sink?

On April 8, Citrus Heights residents will have the first of three opportunities in 2017 to dispose of hazardous items like paint, cleaning supplies, vehicle batteries and fluorescent light bulbs, at a free “Household Hazardous Waste drop-off” event behind Sunrise Mall…

by · March 29, 2017 · Community
Missy Robertson, of Citrus Heights, was featured on NBC's "The Voice" in March. // Credit: NBC

Citrus Heights News Briefs: local talent, drug arrest, job fair, book drop

Latest news briefs include a Citrus Heights singer hitting national TV, local officers competing in a 120-mile relay race, a large-scale book donation drop at the Sayonara Center, and a Citrus Heights woman being arrested after mistakenly texting the wrong number for a drug deal.

Local Talent: Citrus Heights singer leaves NBC show ‘The Voice’–
Singer-songwriter Missy Robertson, of Citrus Heights, was voted off NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday, according to a Sacramento Bee article. Though no longer on the show, her performance impressed the…

by · March 25, 2017 · Community
Sylvan Ranch Community Garden is located at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads in Citrus Heights.

Organic garden in Citrus Heights hosting 4th annual plant sale

The all-organic Sylvan Ranch Community Garden in Citrus Heights will host its 4th annual plant sale next month, with organizers inviting the public to pick up a plant or two to help support the nearly two-acre garden project.

According to a news release from the Garden sent out this week, the plant sale will feature “hundreds of sustainably grown, organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers,” that were all grown from seed over the winter in an on-site greenhouse…

by · March 24, 2017 · Community
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: Do we really need another transportation tax?

Guest opinion by County Supervisor Sue Frost–
Soon after I got sworn into office, I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. The survey is now closed, and with over 2,500 total responses and 300 responses from Citrus Heights alone, conclusions based on the data can now be made.

To me, the most important question on the survey was the question relating to budget priorities. In Citrus Heights, as well as every other community within my district, the number two priority is transportation/roads…

by · March 22, 2017 · Community Voices