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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Then & Now: Citrus Heights residents reflect on 1997 floods, rain

By Sara Beth Williams-- In the early weeks of 2023, a stream of back-to-back storms in Citrus Heights caused flooding and damage across the city and region, but this wasn’t the first time Citrus Heights has weathered such storms.

Citrus Heights council votes 3-2 to fund fireworks show, patriotic event

Sentinel staff report-- In a controversial vote Thursday night the Citrus Heights City Council narrowly approved spending up to $80,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to pay for a patriotic event this summer that will include a 20-minute professional fireworks show.

Business News

New burgers and brews restaurant opens at Sylvan Corners

By Mike Hazlip— A new bar and burger restaurant is now open at Sylvan Corners, replacing the former Beer Dogs eatery that had occupied the space since 2016.

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Community

Citrus Heights Letters: Fireworks, homeless, library

By Barbara L. Babcock, Citrus Heights-- My daughter is one of the homeless people that often stays at the Sylvan Library. She has an addiction, which contributes to a mental illness and Multiple Sclerosis which she is not getting treatment for.

Police

One injured in fire at Citrus Heights home

By Mike Hazlip— A fire at a home in Citrus Heights damaged the garage and attic Sunday night, leaving one person with burn injuries, Metro Fire said.

Pedestrian, driver killed in Citrus Heights collision

By Mike Hazlip— Both a pedestrian and a driver were killed in a two-vehicle collision on Auburn Boulevard Sunday evening, police said in a news release.

Security guard arrested for allegedly setting fire to structure with homeless man inside

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police arrested a 29-year-old security guard early Friday morning after he allegedly set fire to a dumpster enclosure with a homeless man inside.

Helicopter aids in search for suspect near Sylvan Corners

Sentinel staff report-- Residents near Sylvan Corners heard sounds of a helicopter circling the area Thursday night as police searched for an individual who fled from police on foot.

Standoff: Police arrest suspect after shots fired near Sunrise Mall

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police officers on Saturday night responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex on Sunrise East Way, leading to the arrest of a barricaded suspect.

City Hall

Latest Articles

Citrus Heights council votes 3-2 to fund fireworks show, patriotic event

Sentinel staff report-- In a controversial vote Thursday night the Citrus Heights City Council narrowly approved spending up to $80,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to pay for a patriotic event this summer that will include a 20-minute professional fireworks show.

Then & Now: Citrus Heights residents reflect on 1997 floods, rain

By Sara Beth Williams-- In the early weeks of 2023, a stream of back-to-back storms in Citrus Heights caused flooding and damage across the city and region, but this wasn’t the first time Citrus Heights has weathered such storms.

Citrus Heights 5th graders bring historical figures to life

By Sara Beth Williams-- Fifth graders at Cambridge Heights Elementary in Citrus Heights brought historical figures to life on Thursday with a "living wax museum" event held at the school.

Citrus Heights News Briefs: homeless camps, $15k, job search

Latest local news briefs include a bill being submitted by Citrus Heights' new state representative that would bar homeless camps near schools and parks, the Chamber receiving a $15,000 grant from the city, a youth employment program being launched by a local nonprofit, and more.

Resident questions idea of forming new Citrus Heights school district

Sentinel staff report– Discussion of Citrus Heights breaking away from the San Juan Unified School District to form its own district has continued to be brought up in public comments at City Council meetings, with comments being received on both sides of the issue.

Citrus Heights Letters: Fireworks, homeless, library

By Barbara L. Babcock, Citrus Heights-- My daughter is one of the homeless people that often stays at the Sylvan Library. She has an addiction, which contributes to a mental illness and Multiple Sclerosis which she is not getting treatment for.

Citrus Heights moves ahead with next step to expand city’s borders

Sentinel staff report-- The City Council on Thursday voted 5-0 to seek bids from consultants to conduct public outreach and look further into the financial impact of annexing up to four areas that are located just outside the borders of the city.

Schools

Citrus Heights 5th graders bring historical figures to life

By Sara Beth Williams-- Fifth graders at Cambridge Heights Elementary in Citrus Heights brought historical figures to life on Thursday with a "living wax museum" event held at the school.

Resident questions idea of forming new Citrus Heights school district

Sentinel staff report– Discussion of Citrus Heights breaking away from the San Juan Unified School District to form its own district has continued to be brought up in public comments at City Council meetings, with comments being received on both sides of the issue.

LETTER: Safety upgrades at schools should have happened years ago

By Mark Mitchell-- I really have a hard time believing that our schools need more money to upgrade fencing and other aspects of keeping kids safe. It's 2023, this should have taken place years ago.