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Citrus Heights News Briefs: schools, Sayonara, business, shoplifting

Latest local news briefs include outcomes on four significant or controversial votes held by the Citrus Heights City Council on March 23. Votes related to housing on Sayonara Drive, $1 million in business attraction funding, support for SB 316, and a vote to form an education advisory committee.

A closer look at potential mixed-use development on Auburn Blvd

By Phillip Pesola-- New design standards for residential and mixed-use development along Auburn Boulevard were presented to and unanimously supported by Citrus Heights Planning Commissioners during their meeting on Wednesday.

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Citrus Heights Police Logs: traffic stops, arrests, calls for service

Sentinel staff report-- The Citrus Heights Police Department on Friday released new summary statistics for the past week, showing a total of 35 arrests, 141 reports taken, and 112 traffic stops.

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Five facts you probably didn’t know about Citrus Heights

By Sara Beth Williams-- Citrus Heights recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of becoming a city, but the 14-square-mile region has thrived for decades beforehand. Below are five facts about Citrus Heights that many don't know.

Business News

Walgreens store left with zero shopping carts after thefts

By Mike Hazlip— A Walgreens store in Citrus Heights is in the process of replacing shopping carts that have all been stolen...


Homicide investigation underway on Sayonara Drive

By Mike Hazlip— A homicide investigation in Citrus Heights is underway on Sayonara Drive after a body was found inside a residence on the 7800 block of the street.

Citrus Heights police plan St. Patrick’s Day weekend DUI checkpoint

Sentinel staff report– Citrus Heights police will hold a DUI and drivers license checkpoint this weekend in an effort to curb drunk driving.

Officer narrowly dodges vehicle driven by fleeing suspect, police say

Residents reported a heavy police presence in the area of Birdcage Street on Saturday night, where a Citrus Heights police officer narrowly avoided being struck by a stolen vehicle fleeing the scene of a domestic violence call...

Citrus Heights police return to publishing daily logs

Sentinel staff report-- Residents looking for daily reports of police logs in Citrus Heights are now able to access them on the Police Department's website again.

Citrus Heights police arrest two in connection with ID theft case

By Mike Hazlip— Police said in a social media post on Thursday that two suspects were arrested after a search warrant was served at a Citrus Heights home last week.

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Citrus Heights police announce Memorial Day Weekend DUI crackdown

Sentinel staff report-- In an effort to reduce DUI-related collisions around Memorial Day, the Citrus Heights Police Department will be deploying additional officers on the streets to actively stop and arrest drivers who show signs of alcohol or drug impairment.

2018 Election: where to vote in person, drop off ballots in Citrus Heights

Sentinel staff report-- Wondering how to vote in Citrus Heights with the new election changes?

The Civic Minute: what’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall (May 24)

During tonight's council meeting city leaders will consider adopting a draft $59.5 million budget for the city's next fiscal year, along with hearing several presentations and holding a public hearing related to a 15-home subdivision currently under construction off Antelope Road. Here’s a brief summary of what’s on schedule for the council’s May 24 meeting, followed by vote highlights from the most recent council meeting: New Budget. Council members will consider adopting a draft 2018-19 budget, which shows the city's general fund with total revenues of $36.6 million -- with additional funding sources bringing total revenues to $59.5 million. The largest source of revenue is sales tax, listed at $12.4 million, followed by $8.4 million from motor vehicle licensing fees. Also listed is $5.6 million in property taxes, although that amount has to be transferred out to Sacramento County until 2022, due to a revenue-neutrality agreement with the county as a condition of the city's incorporation...

Citrus Heights police crackdown on seat belt violations underway

By Stacey Hanks-- If you don't use your seat belt, this might be a good time to start. With the national seat belt safety "Click it or Ticket" campaign running May 21 through June 3 to coincide with Memorial Day weekend, the Citrus Heights Police Department and agencies around the state will be enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy regarding seat belt enforcement laws. Local police, along with sheriffs deputies and California Highway Patrol officers, will be taking a no-excuses approach to the seat belt law and will be "writing citations night and day," police said in a news release announcing the campaign. The minimum penalty for a seat belt violation in California is $162. According to statistics cited by police, nearly half those killed in passenger vehicle collisions in 2016 involved unrestrained occupants, with that number rising to 56% at night. That nighttime increase is why police say one focus of the campaign will be nighttime enforcement...

EDITORIAL: Citrus Heights traffic is terrible. Could this be a solution?

If you've been a reader of The Sentinel for any amount of time, you know it's not a publication known for taking positions on issues. We believe in reporting the facts. We don't endorse or oppose candidates. But every now and then, there's an issue that comes up deserving of some commentary. Traffic is one of them...


MVHS alum named ‘Woman of the Year’ by state assemblyman

By Sara Beth Williams-- Mesa Verde High School alumnae and newly elected San Juan Unified School District board member Tanya Kravchuk was recognized this week by Assemblyman Josh Hoover (R-Folsom) as the 7th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year for 2023.

Proposed committee would look at forming new Citrus Heights school district

By Sara Beth Williams-- The Citrus Heights City Council on Thursday will decide whether to form a new citizens' advisory committee, tasked with examining the feasibility of a new Citrus Heights school district.

Citrus Heights vice mayor speaks out against AB 734 youth tackle football ban

By Sara Beth Williams-- Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Bret Daniels is seeking to gain the support of his fellow council members to officially oppose a proposed assembly bill that would ban tackle football for youths under 12 in the state of California.