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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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LETTER: Citrus Heights Water District rate increase won’t raise bill by much

Letter by Ray Riehle, Orangevale-- [RE: Citrus Heights Water District seeks 20% increase in water usage rates; Nov. 19th] The headline may be potentially misleading, but the customer bill will not increase by 20%. The Usage Charge referred to in the Sentinel article is 35% of a customer’s invoice,

December Events: 12 events happening in Citrus Heights this month

By Sara Beth Williams-- Citrus Heights is gearing up for the holiday season in December with a tree lighting ceremony, holiday craft fairs and parties,...

Business News

‘Small Business Saturday’ encourages shopping small, local this weekend

Sentinel staff report-- Shoppers are being encouraged to "shop small" this Saturday for the 13th annual Small Business Saturday campaign. Started in 2010 as...

Popular Articles

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.

Community

Citrus Heights News Briefs: obituary, rent prices, home prices

Latest local news briefs include a report showing rent prices are finally dropping, an obituary for a Citrus Heights woman who had a 30-year-battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and latest news on home prices.

Police

More details emerge in fatal Citrus Heights shooting

Sentinel staff report-- Citrus Heights Police on Saturday said four young adults are being sought in a shooting last weekend on Antelope Road that left a 17-year-old dead.

Suspect in Citrus Heights restaurant shooting found guilty; faces 27 years

By Mike Hazlip— A 39-year-old man accused of shooting another patron in the head at a Mexican restaurant in Citrus Heights last year has been convicted by a jury in the conclusion of his trial.

Suspect in murder of Citrus Heights woman arrested in Chicago

By Mike Hazlip— A man suspected of murdering a Citrus Heights woman at her workplace in August was arrested Monday.

Citrus Heights police seek suspect after latest bank robbery

By Mike Hazlip— Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon on Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights.

Citrus Heights police investigating second shooting over weekend

Police are investigating a second shooting that occurred over the weekend, in an incident authorities say is unrelated to a fatal shooting that took place just hours before.

City Hall

Latest Articles

Council to Pick Site for New City Hall Proposal

At a special meeting tonight, the Citrus Heights city council will decide on a location for the proposal to build a new city hall. "We...

“Best of Citrus Heights” Program Rewards Excellence

You've probably seen the logo on a website or around town. It's part of a competitive program put on by the Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce each year, designed to encourage local businesses to strive for excellence. In 2013, over 5,000 votes were cast to determine the winner in each of the 26 business categories listed by the Chamber. Awards were given out at an annual "Installation Dinner," giving winning businesses the right to use the "Best 0f Citrus Heights" logo on their website and marketing material.

20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide: Local Church has Ties to Country

20 years after a horrific genocide wiped through Rwanda, the country has made ties with churches worldwide, including a church nearly 10,000 miles away in Citrus Heights. Advent Lutheran Church of Citrus Heights is the sister congregation of the Matimba Parish, a small church founded in 2007 in eastern Rwanda. The local congregation aids its Rwandese partners through prayer and monetary support -- and even soccer balls.

CHPD Joins Crackdown on Texting while Driving

"Zero tolerance" is what the Citrus Heights Police Dept. is promising, as it joins a month-long enforcement and education campaign to curb hand-held cellphone use while driving. The campaign is part of April's nationwide "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," and seeks to emphasize that phone calls and texts aren't worth the risk of getting into an accident and endangering ones self or others, according to a press release by CHPD. The National Safety Council estimates that over 275,000 cellphone-involved crashes have occurred this year, and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found that drivers using their phones are four times more likely to get into an injury collision.

CPS Audit Report Due April 8

A California state audit report is due for release on April 8, nearly a year after Child Protective Services -- accompanied by armed officers...

Input Still Sought for New City Hall Proposal

Citrus Heights is continuing its effort to gather community input as it considers a proposal to replace --and possibly move-- its existing city hall. Three...

Sewer Board Unanimously Approves Fee Increase

Sacramento-area residents will soon notice an increase on their monthly sewer bill, after sanitation leaders voted unanimously to raise fees -- with additional rate...

Schools

Citrus Heights to look into putting police officers in every school

By Sara Beth Williams-- Prompted by school shootings across the United States and other security concerns, the City of Citrus Heights is moving ahead with studying the feasibility of putting a police officer on every public school campus in the city.

U.S. Ambassador reflects on her roots in Citrus Heights

By Sara Beth Williams-- United States Ambassador Tracey Jacobson (Thomas) counts it a privilege to be a part of the U.S. Foreign Service.

San Juan Unified School District seeking to fill nearly 100 vacancies

By Sara Beth Williams-- The San Juan Unified School District...