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Citrus Heights Sentinel

20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide: Local Church has Ties to Country

20 years after a horrific genocide wiped through Rwanda, the country has made ties with churches worldwide, including a church nearly 10,000 miles away in Citrus Heights. Advent Lutheran Church of Citrus Heights is the sister congregation of the Matimba Parish, a small church founded in 2007 in eastern Rwanda. The local congregation aids its Rwandese partners through prayer and monetary support -- and even soccer balls.

CHPD Joins Crackdown on Texting while Driving

"Zero tolerance" is what the Citrus Heights Police Dept. is promising, as it joins a month-long enforcement and education campaign to curb hand-held cellphone use while driving. The campaign is part of April's nationwide "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," and seeks to emphasize that phone calls and texts aren't worth the risk of getting into an accident and endangering ones self or others, according to a press release by CHPD. The National Safety Council estimates that over 275,000 cellphone-involved crashes have occurred this year, and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found that drivers using their phones are four times more likely to get into an injury collision.

CPS Audit Report Due April 8

A California state audit report is due for release on April 8, nearly a year after Child Protective Services -- accompanied by armed officers...

Input Still Sought for New City Hall Proposal

Citrus Heights is continuing its effort to gather community input as it considers a proposal to replace --and possibly move-- its existing city hall. Three...

Sewer Board Unanimously Approves Fee Increase

Sacramento-area residents will soon notice an increase on their monthly sewer bill, after sanitation leaders voted unanimously to raise fees -- with additional rate...

SJUSD Names New School Superintendent

Kent Kern was selected as the next Superintendent on Tuesday night by the governing board of the San Juan Unified School District, after former...

County Rep reaches out to Citrus Heights residents

Every fourth Friday, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan has been holding a "Community Cabinet Meeting" at the Citrus Heights Denny's, as part of an...

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