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Supervisor Frost: 3 reasons why I support body cameras

Guest opinion column by County Supervisor Sue Frost– It is a difficult time to be a police officer in the United States. While it may or may not be fair, incidents across the country have left many people feeling deeply negative towards how officers handle difficult situations. In response, many departments are equipping their officers with body cameras. I bring this up because it was recently announced that the Sacramento County Sheriff will soon be conducting research to identify possible vendors to supply the department with body cameras for officers to wear. In a day and age where transparency, accountability, and building trust are more important than ever for departments across the country, I applaud our Sheriff for seriously looking at implementing this emerging technology. I have three main reasons for supporting body cameras...

Here’s all 180-plus nonprofits in Citrus Heights

Below is a list of all 180-plus nonprofits that list a Citrus Heights address, as of Nov. 25, 2017. The list was compiled using...

Guest Column: Thanksgiving, how did it all begin?

Guest column submitted by Michael Bullington-- I'm going to guess that most of us in Citrus Heights will be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday. But where did this tradition come from?

Local band to ‘ring in the holidays’ with free concert at Rusch Park

Sentinel staff report-- The Citrus Heights-based Capitol Pops Concert Band plans to “ring in holidays” and close out its 20th season with a free holiday concert on Dec. 2 in the Rusch Park Gym. The two-hour Saturday event begins at 7 p.m. and will also feature a raffle and 20-minute intermission. According to a news release from Band Manager Linda Glover, the concert will feature traditional holiday favorites, seasonal musical hits and carols, and a Christmas sing-along. The evening's performance will be under the baton of Director Judith Steinle. The raffle is set to feature several prizes, including a large poinsettia plant donated by Eisley Nursery of Auburn, with proceeds going to support the band's student scholarship fund and other band expenses...

Guest Opinion: proposed Citrus Heights housing has flood, fire risk

Guest opinion submitted by Norman Hill-- When I saw the latest map of Watt Communities' proposed 261-home development off Arcadia Drive in Citrus Heights, immediately two major concerns for public safety came to mind. I believe the city should take advantage of the early stage of this development to require two changes to address the public safety challenges...

Letters: homelessness, mental health, solutions

Latest letters and reader comments discuss homelessness in Citrus Heights, along with several ideas for funding and potential solutions.

Turkey Shoot: Citrus Heights neighborhood group hosting 10th annual contest

Sentinel staff report-- Have a camera and live in Citrus Heights? If so, a local neighborhood group says you qualify to enter their 10th annual "Turkey Shoot" contest for a chance to win a frozen Thanksgiving turkey to take home. Although the term can refer to hunting turkeys, the local "shoot" involves residents shooting photos of the feathered fowls and competing for who can take the best photo. "We've been doing it for years because there's so many turkeys in our area," said Jayna Karpinski-Costa, president of the Sylvan Old Auburn Ranch (SOAR) neighborhood association, in a prior interview. "We love our wild turkeys and want to celebrate them in the month of November." The neighborhood president considers the wild turkeys that regularly roam her area to be a "neighborhood asset," noting that while a few residents complain about the turkeys -- most residents in her area enjoy watching the large birds stroll through the neighborhood. Her area is also home to a "Turkey Crossing" sign on Highland Avenue near Mariposa Avenue, where turkeys have been caught on camera crossing the street...

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