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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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The Civic Minute: What’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall?

The Citrus Heights City Council will meet Thursday to consider approving a fee waiver for a community organization to use city facilities, along with...

Public hearing to be held over proposed changes to housing codes

By Phillip Pesola-- The Citrus Heights Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday regarding several proposed amendments to the city's zoning code, addressing housing, parking and food trucks...

Business News

Citrus Heights music school sings new tune

By Mike Hazlip— Lafitte Music Center opened its doors in Citrus Heights about 7 years ago, and now the original owner, Jordane Lafitte, is taking a rest from the business to pursue other interests.

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Community

LETTER: City should consider ‘silent fireworks’ show instead

By Kim Davis, Citrus Heights-- I’m glad the City of Citrus Heights has approved bringing back the fireworks show. I’m sad because I know the stress it brings to many both people and animals due to the noise that comes along with the beautiful displays of light.

Police

Police seize weapons, arrest father-son pair in connection to armed robbery

By Mike Hazlip— Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a father and son after officers served a search warrant at the pair’s Citrus Heights home.

Citrus Heights police investigating armed robbery at El Pollo Loco

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police this week confirmed an armed robbery occurred at the El Pollo Loco restaurant on Greenback Lane, but few details are being released.

Citrus Heights police seek public’s help to identify armed robbery suspect

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery that occurred two month ago.

Pedestrian killed in Sunday’s collision identified as area homeless woman

By Mike Hazlip— The pedestrian killed in Sunday’s two-vehicle collision on Auburn Boulevard has been identified by friends as a woman known to live on the streets of Citrus Heights.

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.

City Hall

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Citrus Heights police seek public’s help to identify armed robbery suspect

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery that occurred two month ago.

Pedestrian killed in Sunday’s collision identified as area homeless woman

By Mike Hazlip— The pedestrian killed in Sunday’s two-vehicle collision on Auburn Boulevard has been identified by friends as a woman known to live on the streets of Citrus Heights.

Citrus Heights to consider next step to expand city’s borders

By Phillip Pesola-- The Citrus Heights City Council on Thursday will decide whether to move forward with a plan to expand the city’s borders by hiring a consultant to look further into the financial impact of doing so, as well as to conduct public outreach.

Guest Opinion: This won’t be the last storm.

By Supervisor Sue Frost-- “I'll be right back,” Chuck Noland told his wife in the movie Cast Away. But then a storm stranded him on...

Citrus Heights council restores two-vote policy to place items on agenda

Sentinel staff report-- As an indication of a change in leadership in the city, Citrus Heights council members earlier this month voted to reverse a controversial change made two years ago when the council had voted to require majority support in order to place an item on the council's agenda.

LETTERS: ARPA funds weren’t meant for ‘frivolous’ fireworks show

Letter by Roger Klausler-- How can the city dare to use $80,000 in ARPA funds to resurrect a frivolous display of smoke and noise that pollutes the air and frightens animals in the guise of "bringing our community back together" after a difficult 3 years?

Citrus Heights council to discuss housing, annexation, fireworks

Sentinel staff report-- The Citrus Heights City Council will meet Thursday evening to hold closed-door discussions regarding several lawsuits and property negotiations, followed by open-session topics related to plans for Sayonara Drive, grant funds, infrastructure projects, an $80,000 fireworks show proposal and further consideration of expanding the city's borders.

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.