A large oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Citrus Heights on Feb. 10, causing significant damage to the residence. // CH Sentinel

Large tree falls onto Citrus Heights mobile home overnight

A large oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Citrus Heights early Friday morning, causing significant damage to the residence.

“It woke us all up,” said resident William Raven, recalling a loud metallic sound as the tree smashed into his carport and living room around 1 a.m. Friday. “It was a healthy looking tree, so everybody was kinda surprised that it fell.”

by · February 10, 2017 · Community
Stock photo, Metro Fire ladder truck. // CHSentinel

Firefighters to hit streets for annual ‘Boot for Burns’ fundraiser in Citrus Heights

Updated 11:27 p.m., Feb. 10 —
Firefighters plan to hit the streets and fill their boots with donations at Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane for the 23rd annual “Fill the Boot for Burns” fundraiser in Citrus Heights.

Reporting over $138,000 in donations during last year’s fundraiser, the local four-day “boot drive” is one of several-dozen similar events held across the state that together raised nearly $500,000 last year for the Sacramento-based Firefighters Burn Institute…

by · February 8, 2017 · Community
Metro Fire trucks shown unfurling an American Flag at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Monday. Credit: Metro Fire

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in February

Local events and activities on schedule this February include two fundraisers, a President’s Day event, various public meetings, a free movie showing, and more.

Here’s 16 events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · February 1, 2017 · Community
A temporary sign announces the new location for Ben's Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: MOB, vacancies, development, Hawaiian food

Latest local news briefs include an update on the medical office building project on Greenback Lane, a new Hawaiian Cafe on Auburn Boulevard, controversy over a planning commission appointment, and an update on Watt Communities’ proposed 261-unit development.

Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights featured on Good Day Sacramento–
A new Hawaiian restaurant that moved from Folsom to Citrus Heights in December was featured Saturday morning on Good Day Sacramento. Ben’s Huli Huli Chicken & Hawaiian Cafe opened last month at…

by · January 29, 2017 · Community
A new Mexican restaurant, Taqueria Tres Hermanos, opened Jan. 14 in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: new restaurant, traffic lights, Black Bear Diner, photos

Latest local news briefs include a new Mexican restaurant opening its doors on Greenback Lane, traffic signal outages, an update on Black Bear Diner’s opening date, and local photo entries sought for a 20th anniversary book project.

New Mexican restaurant now open on Greenback–
Taqueria Tres Hermanos is now open on Greenback Lane near Sunrise Boulevard, occupying the former Linda’s Pizzeria building which closed in August, 2015. The new restaurant features a salsa bar and…

by · January 22, 2017 · Community
A group of about 40 residents and business owners gathered at city hall Wednesday night to discuss strategy for opposing a proposed ARCO gas station at Sunrise Blvd. and Sungarden Dr. // CH Sentinel

Residents organize, gather signatures to oppose new ARCO on Sunrise Blvd

About 40 residents and business owners gathered in the community room at city hall Wednesday night to discuss strategy for opposing a proposal to build an ARCO gas station and convenience store at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive in Citrus Heights.

The proposal was submitted by Barghausen Consulting three months ago and resulted in enough vocal opposition and questions that the mayor previously called a special community meeting in…

by · January 21, 2017 · Business, Community
A tree that partially uprooted tree and fell during January storms last week near Sylvan Oaks Library could still be seen laying on the ground on Jan. 17. // CH Sentinel

Local arborist: 6 warning signs your tree could uproot, fall in a storm

Several years of drought coupled with recent heavy rainfall and winds have left dead trees, saturated ground, and ripe conditions for trees to fall in storms.

Karl Carlson, of Carlson’s Tree Care in Citrus Heights, called last week’s rainfall “the busiest storm damage week in the last four years” and said his company has been busy this year with an increase in dead trees falling…

by · January 18, 2017 · Community
Owner Vong "Dee" Cheak stands outside her donut shop on Sunrise Boulevard, where a new coffee drive-thru is poised to set up shop next to her. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: coffee conflict, police pursuit, Frost, sewage rates

Latest local news briefs include concerns over a new coffee drive-thru locating next to a donut shop, a Citrus Heights man being sought by Bay Area authorities, former mayor and councilwoman Sue Frost being sworn in as county supervisor, and details on another proposed rate increase for sewer-sanitation charges.

New coffee drive-thru approved on Sunrise; donut shop owner unhappy–
A proposed new Human Bean drive-thru coffee kiosk on Sunrise Boulevard near Old Auburn Road received unanimous planning commission approval on Jan. 11, giving the green light for work to begin on the project. Although…

by · January 15, 2017 · Business, Community
Council chambers in Citrus Heights were packed with a standing-room-only crowd Thursday night for the city's 20th birthday kick-off celebration. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights kicks off city’s 20th birthday with reception, review

Council chambers in Citrus Heights were packed with a standing-room-only crowd Thursday night for the city’s 20th anniversary kick-off celebration.

The evening began with a half-hour reception at city hall, complete with balloons, cake, and refreshments, followed by formal recognition of the city’s milestone anniversary during the regularly scheduled council meeting the same evening…

by · January 14, 2017 · City Hall, Community
Several inches of water build up around a drain behind a church on Mariposa Avenue, Tuesday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights: storm results in fallen trees, collisions & minor flooding

Winter storms from a pair of “atmospheric rivers” brought gusts of high winds and over five inches of rain to the Sacramento area this week, resulting in several trees falling onto Citrus Heights roadways, an increase in vehicle collisions, and minor flooding on some local streets.

Police Lt. Jason Russo said the city faced “pretty mild” storm conditions compared to some parts of the county that saw evacuations and several feet of flooding, but he confirmed at least three fallen trees temporarily blocked streets in Citrus Heights this week…

by · January 11, 2017 · Community