A rendering of the proposed new ARCO in Citrus Heights, as seen from Sunrise Boulevard. // Image courtesy, Barghausen Consulting

Letters: ARCO protests, future of Sylvan Corners, Movie Grill?

Latest letters from the community discuss the controversial proposal to build an ARCO gas station and car wash on Sunrise Boulevard, as well as offer more ideas for the now-demolished middle school property at Sylvan Corners.

Sylvan Corners needs a market that residents can walk to–
I have been in Citrus Heights since the late 1970’s and the one thing I miss most is having a market I can walk to for groceries. The last market to leave was Tom Thumb Market at Antelope and Sunrise. I believe…

A wall of paintings created by local residents is on display at the Hidden Treasures art show at Sunrise Mall through March 12. // Image credit, City of Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights News Briefs: art show, arson, community projects, garage fire

Latest local news briefs include an investigation of a garage fire on Sperry Drive, news reports on the “Hidden Treasures” art show at Sunrise Mall, an arson spike in Citrus Heights, and the city’s unveiling of the top 20 community projects since cityhood.

Metro Fire investigating cause of Citrus Heights garage fire–
Emergency crews were dispatched on Wednesday to the scene of a structure fire on the 5900 block of Sperry Drive, located near Kohl’s in Citrus Heights. Metro Fire Captain Chris Vestal told The Sentinel the fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. on March 8 and was…

by · March 11, 2017 · Community
The new Crepes & Burgers restaurant in Citrus Heights was recently featured on Good Day Sacramento, along with another business. // CH Sentinel

Three Citrus Heights businesses featured in recent ‘Good Day’ TV spots

Three recently opened businesses in Citrus Heights were featured on Good Day Sacramento over the past two weeks, with owners and representatives showing off local food, music, and a look inside a large memory care facility that opened in the city last November.

Kicking off the month on March 1, Good Day featured a several-minute TV spot inside the new Crepes & Burgers cafe on Auburn Boulevard. Chef’s showed off the large menu for cameras, focusing in on a Nutella dessert crepe and a…

by · March 11, 2017 · Business, Community
All building have now been demolished at the old Sylvan Middle School property at Sylvan Corners. // CH Sentinel

More Letters: residents continue discussion about future use of old Sylvan

With all buildings at the old Sylvan Middle School now demolished, latest letters from the community continue discussion about future uses for the site at Sylvan Corners. Comments focus on kid-friendly uses for the property, with a sports complex being a popular recommendation.

A San Juan Unified School District surplus property committee has been charged with making an official recommendation to the school board, expected within a few months.

File photo, Sylvan Corners.

Letters: homeless shelter, cemetery expansion, Citrus Heights dog park?

Latest letters from the community discuss sheltering the homeless, the lack of a fenced off-leash dog park in Citrus Heights, and a suggestion for Sylvan Cemetery to expand onto part of the old Sylvan Middle School property.

Sylvan Cemetery could use room to grow at old school site–
(RE: Feb. 26 letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property) I know that growth to a cemetery doesn’t immediately spring to mind when thinking about Sylvan Corners and the use of the Sylvan school that is being torn down, but Sylvan cemetery, which is right next door to that property, does need to expand if it is to continue to support and…

The annual Spring Carnival has set up in the Sunrise Mall parking lot for the past 10 years and will return in 2017. // Image courtesy, Brass Ring Amusements

2017 Spring Carnival to bring rides, attractions to Sunrise Mall

Promising to bring 10 days of rides and amusement to Citrus Heights, the annual Spring Carnival is scheduled to once again set up in the Sunrise Mall parking lot from March 10 through 19.

Harry Mason, CEO of Brass Ring Amusements, said the carnival will feature a variety of rides, including a carousel, ferris wheel, and a “Drop Zone” tower. Various game booths will also be featured…

by · March 4, 2017 · Business, Community
The Citrus Heights Marching Band plays for a sold-out crowd at their 2015 Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in March

Local events and activities on schedule in March include a 10-day Spring Carnival at Sunrise Mall, four different crab feeds, several fundraisers, a free movie showing, and more.

Here’s 17 events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · March 1, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights News Briefs: Frost, local jobs, CPS reports, potluck

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Frost, local jobs, CPS reports, potluck

Latest local news briefs include an upcoming community potluck, new details in the case of a Citrus Heights couple charged with the death of their toddler, new job opportunities with the city, and a report from Supervisor Sue Frost’s first community meeting in Citrus Heights.

Residents invited to annual potluck dinner at community center–
Promising a night of networking and education, the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights (REACH) is inviting residents to “bring a dish” to its annual potluck at the Citrus Heights Community Center on March 6. The evening is scheduled to…

by · February 25, 2017 · Community
An excavator finishes demolition work on the first building to go at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights on Feb. 7, 2017. // CH Sentinel

More letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property

Latest letters to the editor address aging commercial areas in Citrus Heights and suggest new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property currently being demolished.

Citrus Heights commercial areas need revitalization to attract shoppers–
I think the old school site at Sylvan Corners would be a wonderful site for a park/sports complex; you could walk across the street to get some ice cream or a sandwich. I live near Sunrise Mall and there are a few old parks in the area that are good for walking, but…

by · February 25, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: no ‘quick fix’ to homelessness in Citrus Heights

By County Supervisor Sue Frost–
Recently I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. Although the survey is still open, with over 200 responses coming in from Citrus Heights alone, we can begin to make some meaningful conclusions based on the data.

For example, in a ranking of how residents feel budget priorities should be ordered, homelessness ranks third in Citrus Heights, with only law enforcement and transportation/roads being ranked higher. Clearly this issue is of high importance in Citrus Heights…

by · February 25, 2017 · Community Voices