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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.

Popular Articles


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 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

Latest Articles

Citrus Heights Water District seeks applicants to fill board vacancy

Updated Jan. 24, 2:33 p.m.-- The Citrus Heights Water District has announced a vacancy for Division 2 of its three-member governing board and is currently accepting applications through February 17...

Citrus Heights Police try new “Trikke” tech to stop crime

You may have seen them out on patrol at Sunrise Mall already. They're the new, three-wheeled "Trikke Patroller" electric units -- the latest tech deployed by the Citrus Heights Police Department in an effort to minimize crime at the Mall. The light-weight, collapsible, quiet units are able to go up escalators or down a flight of stairs, and feature California-legal red and blue flashing lights and even a siren -- all for a cost of about $4,000 a piece, with civilian versions available starting around $1600. Officer Jeff Schouten, CHPD's full-time policeman handling Sunrise Mall, listed nearly a dozen benefits the Trikkes have, including speeding up officer response time and being great for public relations. "I want one... Where do I get one," are the repeated comments Officer Schouten said he receives from curious shoppers while he's out patrolling his "little city," as he calls the Mall. "You see the smile on their face when they see us [on the Trikkes]..."

REVIEW: Extreme Hummus brings Mediterranean flavor to Citrus Heights

With Citrus Heights boasting a new Mediterranean drive-thru off Antelope Road, my husband and I decided to grab a bite to eat at Extreme Hummus and were soon coming back after being impressed with the taste, service and quality of the restaurant – as well as to get a bigger picture of the menu options offered...

Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by car on Auburn Blvd

A 22-year-old man was sent to the hospital in critical condition Saturday night, after Citrus Heights police said he was hit by a car at 40-miles-an-hour while attempting to cross Auburn Boulevard outside of a crosswalk. Sergeant Mike Wells said the collision occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday, when a Toyota Matrix hit the man in the northbound lanes of Auburn Boulevard, near the intersection of Twin Oaks Avenue. The collision caused police to shut down both northbound lanes for about five hours, re-opening traffic just before 1 a.m. Sunday, according to an email advisory sent out by police dispatchers. Wells said the pedestrian was able to cross southbound lanes successfully before being struck in the northbound lanes, resulting in "major injuries." Significant damage on the Toyota's driver-side bumper and fender area was noticeable at the accident scene...

Weekend DUI Checkpoint nets 1 arrest, 6 tows

About 700 cars were screened by Citrus Heights police during a Friday night DUI Checkpoint on Auburn Boulevard, resulting in 14 citations, 1 arrest and 6 vehicles being towed, according to police...

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YouTube Now Tracks Your Time Spent Watching Videos

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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.