Citrus Heights This Month: What’s happening in August

Looking for some local August events going on in Citrus Heights? Here’s a snapshot view of some upcoming events in town:

August 4: On Tuesday night, neighborhood groups around the country — including at least 13 in Citrus Heights — will host a variety of outdoor get-togethers to take part in the 2015 National Night Out. The 32nd annual event is a country-wide effort to help prevent crime by connecting neighbors and building local partnerships between communities and police.

August 7: On Friday, the Citrus Town Center will host its final kids camp of the summer season, featuring a “Princess and Pirate Party” theme this time…

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Work begins on new Antelope Rd stoplight project

Construction began last week on a project to signalize the intersection of Antelope Road at Amsterdam avenue and Rosswood Drive in Citrus Heights, with City officials anticipating the project to be completed in the next five weeks.

During construction, Amsterdam Avenue and Rosswood Drive will be open for traffic, but Antelope Road is currently limited to one lane in each direction between about 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., according to City Construction Inspector Randy Keen.

Keen said the project includes new sidewalks, stoplight poles, crosswalks, handicap ramps and several new LED street lights. He said the project was a condition included in the approval of the AutumnWood housing development in order to accommodate the increased traffic on Amsterdam Avenue coming from the 46 new homes…

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National Night Out, citrus heights. Photo by Luke Otterstad

Citrus Heights residents, police prep for National Night Out

Updated Aug 3, 5:21 p.m.–
Police and neighborhood groups across Citrus Heights are once again preparing for participation in the August 4th National Night Out, as part of a country-wide effort to prevent crime by connecting neighbors and building local partnerships between communities and police.

Called the “nation’s night out against crime,” Sgt. Michael Wells with the Citrus Heights Police Department said the evening is one where residents “are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity.”

The police sergeant said building strong neighborhoods is the “first defense against crime,” stating research shows crime goes down when neighbors know and look out for each other…

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Citrus Heights This Week: What’s going on in town (July 27-Aug 2)

Things are a bit quiet around Citrus Heights this week, with only a handful of community meetings scheduled and a final California Dream TeamTennis match on Wednesday — but August promises to heat things up with several larger events on the calendar.

July 27: On Monday, guest speakers from the Area 4 Agency on Aging have been invited by the Sylvan Old Auburn Road (SOAR) neighborhood group to discuss identifying and prioritizing needs of seniors in Citrus Heights, according to a meeting flier. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at 7521 Community Drive in the Sylvan Community Center.

July 29: Wednesday evening features the final TeamTennis match in the Dream Stadium for the 2015 season, with California Dream players facing the San Diego Aviators…

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Motorcycle competition at Sunrise Mall

Police motorcycle competition draws crowds to Citrus Heights

Police said about 2,000 people and 27 motorcycle officers from as far as Nevada attended the third annual Citrus Heights Traffic Safety Day and Police Motorcycle Competition in the Sunrise Mall parking lot, Saturday.

Citrus Heights police took home several awards throughout the day, with Officer Kristopher Frey earning an award for first place on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and Sgt. David Gutierrez narrowly outperforming a Fresno PD rider to take first place in a BMW “Division B Class” competition.

Other competition events included a “Money Ball Challenge,” where riders had to play basketball while on their motorcycles, and a final competition involving nearly all 27 officers called “Last Man Standing…

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Sat: Citrus Heights Police to host motorcycle competition, safety fair

A K-9 police dog demo and helicopter landing will be featured in this year’s Citrus Heights Traffic Safety Day and Police Motorcycle Competition at Sunrise Mall, as officers from across California and as far as Nevada descend on the city to compete in the third annual event this Saturday.

“There’s gonna be tons of stuff for the kids and family,” said Citrus Heights Police Sgt. David Gutierrez, highlighting plans for a driving simulator, kids bike safety skills rodeo, bounce houses and various demo’s throughout the day.

The free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 25 in the mall parking lot just south of Elephant Bar, according to Sgt. Gutierrez. He said this year promises to be “quite a treat,” with the police competition featuring a new “head-to-head motorcycle dual, a motorcycle-basketball shooting event and a unique slow speed challenge course…”

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Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (July 20-26)

Local events around Citrus Heights this week include several professional tennis matches at Sunrise Mall, another summer kids camp and train rides at the Citrus Town Center, a multi-state police motorcycle competition in the Sunrise Mall parking lot, and more.

July 21: California Dream TeamTennis players will face the Springfield Lasers in the Dream Stadium outside Sunrise Mall, beginning Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

July 23: California Dream is scheduled to play another match Thursday night, this time facing the San Diego Aviators and featuring the world-famous Bryan brothers — Mike and Bob — who are reportedly the most successful tennis duo of all time…

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July 25: Citrus Heights Police to host motorcycle competition, safety fair

Police officers from across the western states plan to show off their motorcycle skills in the Sunrise Mall parking lot, as Citrus Heights Police host the 2015 Traffic Safety Day and Police Motorcycle Competition on July 25.

The free Saturday event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a safety-cone competition course for officers to navigate through in various timed challenges, as well as a bike safety skills rodeo and bounce house for kids, vendor booths, and various demonstrations throughout the day.

Last year, the annual event drew about 2,000 people and raised over $2600 for charity, according to Officer Anthony Boehle. It also left the Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD) with six awards earned by several competing officers…

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