Household hazardous waste. Stock photo, Citrus Heights Sentinel

Free hazardous waste drop-off set for June 10 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 June 10, Citrus Heights residents will have another opportunity 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 · June 7, 2017 · Community
Thousands of residents and community members showed up to celebrate Citrus Heights' 20th birthday during a June 3 block party at Van Maren Park. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights celebrates 20 years of cityhood with massive block party, music

Thousands of residents, community members, vendors and dignitaries packed Van Maren Park and a closed-off section of Stock Ranch Road near city hall on Saturday for a block party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Citrus Heights becoming a city.

A classic car show took up a section of Stock Ranch Road, followed by a long line of vendor booths and a beer garden set up in Van Maren Park — along with a live music stage that featured performances by the Boys of Summer Eagles Tribute Band and 1970’s pop-rock band Pablo Cruise. Food trucks and a…

A Memorial Day Ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery began with a solemn march through the graveyard, led by Citrus Heights police motorcycles and CHPD's Honor Guard. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Memorial Day, bar license revoked, Chipotle fraud

Latest local news briefs include a credit card security breach affecting the Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant, a local bar losing its alcohol license, and a Memorial Day ceremony held to honor the fallen at Sylvan Cemetery.

KCRA: Inferno Bar and Grill loses alcohol license after investigation, arrests–
In a news report on Friday, KCRA 3 said the Inferno Sports Bar and Grill in Citrus Heights had its alcohol license revoked by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 1. The bar, located on the outskirts of the city at 5948 Auburn Blvd., has been closed since 2016 after authorities said undercover ABC agents were able to…

by · June 3, 2017 · Business, Community
Citrus Heights Police Chief Ron Lawrence takes a free throw shot during a May 26 charity basketball game at Mesa Verde High School. // Credit: CHPD

Citrus Heights News Briefs: hoops, scavenging, church fire, Trump, DUI

Latest local news briefs include Citrus Heights police and Sac Metro firefighters winning a charity basketball game against local high school teams, a historical scavenger hunt in the city, alleged vandalism of Trump supporters’ vehicles, and a 20-year-old being credited with saving a Citrus Heights church from burning down.

Citrus Heights police, Metro Fire win charity basketball game vs. Mavs/Spartans–
A charity basketball game was held Friday night at Mesa Verde High School, featuring Citrus Heights police and Metro Fire versus the San Juan Spartans and Mesa Verde Mavericks. The public safety team reportedly won the night 62-42, according to…

by · May 28, 2017 · Community
Newly appointed Citrus Heights Councilman Albert Fox is sworn in by City Clerk Amy Van on Friday, as Vice Mayor Steve Miller and Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins look on. // CH Sentinel

Albert Fox appointed to fill vacant seat on Citrus Heights city council

In 2005, Citrus Heights resident Albert Fox applied to fill a vacancy on the city council, but didn’t get appointed. More than a decade later, he applied again and was appointed on Friday to fill the vacancy left by Councilman Mel Turner, who passed away last month.

The 71-year-old has become a familiar face to city government since moving to Citrus Heights 16 years ago, serving on the city’s planning commission since 2011. Now retired, Fox formerly served in state law enforcement and also served on the committee responsible for recommending Citrus Heights form its own police department…

County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Guest Opinion: new gas tax won’t fix most local roads in Citrus Heights, county

A few months ago I wrote an article for the Citrus Heights Sentinel to discuss my opposition to the “gas tax” that was working its way through the California Legislature. Predictably, that bill was signed into law shortly after my article was released, and since its passage, I have had more questions about the details of how this new law will impact Sacramento County than any other topic. So I want to take this opportunity to give you a status update and to dispel some misconceptions people may have…

Cones block off an area at Fair Oaks Blvd and Sunrise East Way, where a water main was accidentally punctured Wednesday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: water main hit, health fair, CHPD app, cat trapping nuns

Latest news briefs include a 12-inch underground water main being punctured by a Comcast subcontractor, a new smartphone app for residents being released by Citrus Heights police, reports of nuns accused of trapping local cats, and top attendance being reported at an annual senior health fair at the community center.

Comcast subcontractor blamed for puncturing water main in Citrus Heights–
Citrus Heights Water District crews performed an emergency repair Wednesday morning after a Comcast subcontractor punctured a water main at the corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Sunrise East Way. Spokespersons for

by · May 20, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights Councilman and former mayor Mel Turner, pictured during a December 2014 council meeting. // CH Sentinel

Letters to the Editor: Mel Turner’s passing, appointing replacement

Latest letters from the community reflect on former Councilman Mel Turner’s life and also discuss who his replacement on the council will be. Submit your own letter by clicking here.

Mel Turner was one-of-a-kind and will be missed–
I met Mr. Turner at a neighborhood barbecue when he was a candidate for city council. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and touched everyone he met with his kind face and warm heart…

A large billboard advertises the city's upcoming Block Party to celebrate 20 years of cityhood. // CH Sentinel

City plans huge block party to celebrate Citrus Heights’ 20th birthday

An afternoon block party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Citrus Heights becoming a city will be held at Van Maren Park on June 3, promising entertainment, live music, great food, local ales, a kids zone, and more.

The free event will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 3 to 8pm at Van Maren Park and Stock Ranch Road, located near city hall. Organizers said Stock Ranch Road will be blocked off for the event and are targeting attendance of 5,000…

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Auburn Oaks Court in Citrus Heights, Tuesday morning. // CH Sentinel

Attic fire at Citrus Heights apartment damages multiple units, displaces residents

Residents at an apartment complex near Auburn Boulevard and Twin Oaks Avenue were awakened by an early morning attic fire that damaged eight units Tuesday morning.

Battallion Chief Chris Reed told The Sentinel eight fire trucks responded to the Sierra Ridge Apartment complex on Auburn Oaks Court Tuesday morning, after a fire was reported around 6:20 a.m. He said firefighters found an attic fire above four units, requiring a hole to be cut in the roof to gain access…

by · May 16, 2017 · Community, Police