SATURDAY: Final Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

SATURDAY: Final Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

This Saturday, Citrus Heights residents will have a final free opportunity to dispose of hazardous items like paint, cleaning supplies, vehicle batteries and fluorescent light bulbs, at the last of three Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off events held in the city this year.

Sponsored by Republic Services and the City, the drop-off is open to any Citrus Heights resident, as long as proof of residency – like a recent bill – is provided.

The first event of 2014 was held in February, followed by a drop-off in June, with the third and final drop-off date being scheduled for October 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind Women’s Macy’s at Sunrise Mall.

by · October 15, 2014 · Community
A new traffic light project is expected to begin at the Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive intersection.

City gives ‘green light’ for addt’l $2M stoplight on Sunrise Blvd

A new multimillion-dollar traffic light project on Sunrise Boulevard received the go-ahead from the Citrus Heights city council last month, with work scheduled to begin in November, according to General Services Director David Wheaton…

by · October 14, 2014 · Community
Volunteer Work Day Held for Historic Rusch Home

Volunteer Work Day Held for Historic Rusch Home

Citrus Heights’ Rusch Home got a free face-lift inside and out, as community workers were invited to volunteer at the historic landmark on Saturday morning.

by · October 9, 2014 · Community
Organic Community Garden to Host Harvest Festival Dinner

Organic Community Garden to Host Harvest Festival Dinner

The Sylvan Ranch Community Garden in Citrus Heights has planned its 6th annual harvest festival this Saturday, with an all-you-can-eat dinner fundraiser, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

Inviting the community to see what the garden has accomplished and to learn of future projects and how to get involved, the spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held at Rusch Park on October 4, complimented by garden salads, rolls, beverages and desserts. Funds generated from the dinner will go to support the garden, with an at-the-door requested donation of $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 11 years old.

The community garden began in 2009, and is made up of a group of “civic-minded gardeners” who are dedicated to teaching, using sustainable organic growing methods and fostering a community spirit. Thanks to the help of many volunteers, the group has turned a once-empty lot at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch Road into a productive 1.85-acre organic growing area, complete with decomposed granite walkways and raised beds for wheelchair access — distinguishing it as almost fully ADA compliant.

by · September 29, 2014 · Community
23 police officers piled into a small coned-off square in the weekend's final "Last Man Standing" event.

Citrus Heights Police Win 6 Awards in Statewide Motorcycle Competition

A weekend police motorcycle rodeo and Traffic Safety Fair drew about 2,000 people to the northern parking lot of Sunrise Mall, raising over $2600 for charity and leaving the Citrus Heights Police Department with six awards for performance of several competing officers.

With 23 officers enlisting in the competition from around the state, Officer Kristopher Frey took home the most awards from the Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD), earning first and second place in several competitions.

Navigating his thousand-pound Harley Davidson Road King through a maze of obstacles and tight corners, Frey took first place in the Harley class “Slow Speed Challenge Course” – a course described by officers as “extremely challenging,” and one that some contestants couldn’t complete. Frey also took home third place in the same course on his BMW and second place in the “Solo Officer Speed Course” on his Harley.

by · September 25, 2014 · Community
Neighborhood ‘Meet & Greet’ BBQ Brings Community Together

Neighborhood ‘Meet & Greet’ BBQ Brings Community Together

A weekend neighborhood association barbecue in Citrus Heights drew about two dozen neighbors together for burgers, brats and a question and answer time with Vice Mayor Sue Frost.

Held at the corner of Twin Oaks and Mariposa Avenue on the Twin Oaks Baptist Church lawn, organizer Doyle Champlain said Saturday’s event was designed as a way for residents to “meet and greet” their neighbors, with guests invited to bring their families — and a side dish.

Blending in amidst a table of residents, the Vice Mayor was invited to share an update with group towards the end of the event, mentioning an upcoming candidate forum on October 16 for the five people running for three seats on the Citrus Heights city council.

by · September 22, 2014 · City Hall, Community
Cones are laid out in the Sunrise Mall parking lot, as part of the Citrus Heights Police Department's motorcycle competition.

Police Hold Statewide Motorcycle Competition at Sunrise Mall

Orange safety cones dotted the parking lot at Sunrise Mall as part of Saturday’s police motorcycle competition and traffic safety fair, which also featured a kids bicycle rodeo, face-painting and bounce-houses.

by · September 19, 2014 · Community, Police
A small sign indicating what's inside the Lodge peaks out at traffic on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights

Local Food Review: ‘The Lodge’ Deserves 4-Stars for Breakfast

Tucked away behind a parking lot and several trees on the northern outskirts of Citrus Heights stands a unique, peaked-roof structure, decked with blue and white trim. A red and white sign painted above the front entrance highlights that breakfast and lunch are served inside, and another bright orange sign facing Auburn Boulevard spells out “Coffee Shop” for the steadily flowing traffic. Curious to check out the place, we invited grandpa to watch the kids and set off for a visit to “the Lodge.”

by · September 16, 2014 · Business, Community
The first container full of Ukrainian relief supplies headed out from Citrus Heights, Thursday.

Citrus Heights Charity Sends ‘Truckload’ of Relief

With a live orchestra loudly playing in the background, an 18-wheeler full of supplies headed out of the parking lot of a Citrus Heights-based charity Thursday, as local pastors and community leaders joined to celebrate the shipment of their first container of relief supplies to Ukraine.

“We are motivated by the amount of people who have reached out and offered emotional or material support,” Ukraine Relief said in a statement, promising to supply those in Ukraine with clothes, food, medical aid and shelter. “Ukraine Relief would like to thank every person involved in relief efforts.”

Mostly made up of the area’s large Ukrainian immigrant population, organizers say the newly formed volunteer organization was created “to connect and unite people, businesses, organizations, and religious communities together” to provide aid to those caught in the current turmoil in Ukraine.

by · September 12, 2014 · Community, Religion
Town Center to Host Free Outdoor Family Movie Night, Saturday

Town Center to Host Free Outdoor Family Movie Night, Saturday

An inflatable big-screen projector will be set up behind Dress Barn in Citrus Heights Saturday night, as the Citrus Town Center hosts a showing of “The Nut Job” cartoon — the final film to be shown during its summer “Outdoor Movie Series” this year.

by · September 8, 2014 · Community