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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Then & Now: Citrus Heights residents reflect on 1997 floods, rain

By Sara Beth Williams-- In the early weeks of 2023, a stream of back-to-back storms in Citrus Heights caused flooding and damage across the city and region, but this wasn’t the first time Citrus Heights has weathered such storms.

Citrus Heights council votes 3-2 to fund fireworks show, patriotic event

Sentinel staff report-- In a controversial vote Thursday night the Citrus Heights City Council narrowly approved spending up to $80,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to pay for a patriotic event this summer that will include a 20-minute professional fireworks show.

Business News

New burgers and brews restaurant opens at Sylvan Corners

By Mike Hazlip— A new bar and burger restaurant is now open at Sylvan Corners, replacing the former Beer Dogs eatery that had occupied the space since 2016.

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Community

Citrus Heights Letters: Fireworks, homeless, library

By Barbara L. Babcock, Citrus Heights-- My daughter is one of the homeless people that often stays at the Sylvan Library. She has an addiction, which contributes to a mental illness and Multiple Sclerosis which she is not getting treatment for.

Police

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.

Pedestrian, driver killed in Citrus Heights collision

By Mike Hazlip— Both a pedestrian and a driver were killed in a two-vehicle collision on Auburn Boulevard Sunday evening, police said in a news release.

Security guard arrested for allegedly setting fire to structure with homeless man inside

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police arrested a 29-year-old security guard early Friday morning after he allegedly set fire to a dumpster enclosure with a homeless man inside.

Helicopter aids in search for suspect near Sylvan Corners

Sentinel staff report-- Residents near Sylvan Corners heard sounds of a helicopter circling the area Thursday night as police searched for an individual who fled from police on foot.

Standoff: Police arrest suspect after shots fired near Sunrise Mall

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police officers on Saturday night responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex on Sunrise East Way, leading to the arrest of a barricaded suspect.

City Hall

Latest Articles

‘Day on the Ranch’ highlights hidden nature preserve, conservation

A small crowd of community members and city leaders came together for a day of workshops, food, and tours at the newly enhanced Stock Ranch Nature Preserve -- a 47-acre park, tucked away behind the Citrus Heights Wal-Mart and Costco. "It's a beautiful, pristine, natural preserve, right here in the middle of a city," said Vice Mayor Sue Frost, who attended the event. "You wouldn't even know it's here."

EVENT: “A Day on the Ranch” Free Tour & Workshop

Citrus Heights will be showing off its newly enhanced Stock Ranch Nature Preserve on April 12, with tours, gardening workshops, entertainment, and food. A grant...

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...

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.