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Tuesday, May 30, 2023


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.

Five facts you probably didn’t know about Citrus Heights

By Sara Beth Williams-- Citrus Heights recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of becoming a city, but the 14-square-mile region has thrived for decades beforehand. Below are five facts about Citrus Heights that many don't know.

The story behind this Citrus Heights pizzeria, and its ties to a famous Hollywood club

By Mike Hazlip— Ciro’s Pizza Cafe on Old Auburn Road has been a fixture in Citrus Heights for decades, but its distinctive logo dates back...

The tragic story behind this children’s monument at Rusch Park

By Sara Beth Williams-- At Rusch Park, a lone monument stands encased in stone at the entrance to the playground near the softball fields with the inscription: “This playground memorial is dedicated in memory of those children who have met with untimely tragedy. ‘Grieve not for they rest in Heaven.’”

Cold Case: Renewed interest arises in unsolved murder of Citrus Heights boy

Sentinel staff report-- In May, 1964, the murder of seven-year-old James (Jimmy) Gaul Jr. shook the small rural area of Citrus Heights. Almost 60 years later, the murder remains unsolved.

Editorial Picks: 5 must-try restaurants in Citrus Heights

Compiled by Sentinel staff-- Citrus Heights boasts many restaurants that residents have come to know and love, and The Sentinel has compiled a list of our top five must-try restaurants in the city.

New book retells story of how Citrus Heights became a city

By Mike Hazlip— Coinciding with the city's 25th birthday, a new book released this month details the 12-year battle to make Citrus Heights an incorporated city within Sacramento County.

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