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2023 Citrus Heights Police Log Spotlight: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Latest police logs include grand theft from Lowe’s, a 2 a.m. vehicle burglary reported near Best Buy, an arrest for DUI following a hit-and-run on Fair Oaks Boulevard, and…

Citrus Heights PD’s new therapy dog brings smiles, joy

By Mike Hazlip— A new four-legged addition to the Citrus Heights Police Department is helping officers and staff deal with the stress of a profession that is inherently dangerous…

Hundreds attend Citrus Heights tree lighting, despite rain

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights’ annual tree lighting event drew hundreds of attendees, despite a rain storm that moved through the area just as the event was set to begin…

Windows smashed at Citrus Heights restaurant

By Mike Hazlip— Customers at a small Citrus Heights restaurant came to the aid of the business when they found several windows broken at the establishment Saturday morning…

2023 SJUSD Special Election in Citrus Heights had 19% voter turnout

Final results in the Nov. 7 special election to fill the vacant Area 7 seat on the San Juan Unified School District’s governing board were certified by the county last…

Six arrested in Citrus Heights as part of retail theft crackdown

By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police on Wednesday announced the arrest of six people as part of a “Retail Theft Blitz” operation conduced on Dec. 1…

2023 Citrus Heights Police Log Spotlight: Nov. 23-29

Latest police logs include the arrest of a man with the same full name as famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson on Sunday, back-to-back thefts reported from Big 5 Sporting Goods…

Nominations kick off for 2023 ‘Best Lights’ contest

Sentinel staff report– Citrus Heights residents can now nominate a neighbor to win a “Best Lights in Citrus Heights” contest, through Dec. 15, 2023…

2023 Citrus Heights tree lighting set for Dec. 6

Sentinel staff report– The City of Citrus Heights will host its annual tree lighting this Wednesday…

New body-building gym to open in Citrus Heights

By Mike Hazlip— A Roseville-based gym that specializes in women’s weight lifting classes is expanding to Citrus Heights with a second location near Stones Casino…

Obituary: John Paul Turner (1973-2023)

Submitted by family– John Paul Turner of Carmichael, California died at the young age of 50-years-old on October 30, 2023, one day before his favorite holiday of Halloween, after a…

End of an Era: The last Rite Aid in Citrus Heights has shuttered

By Mike Hazlip— The fallout from nationwide drugstore closures has hit Citrus Heights, as the last of three Rite Aid stores in the city closed its doors for the final…

Community remembers life of longtime resident with heart for service

By Mike Hazlip— Residents and community leaders attended a memorial for Jack Duncan, just two years after he held a similar event for his late wife, Jean Duncan…

December is filled with events in Citrus Heights. Here’s 10 of them

By Sara Beth Williams– Events planned in Citrus Heights during the month of December include a laser light show, the city’s tree lighting, a holiday concert, performances of the Nutcracker,…

Citrus Heights council recognizes first-ever girls flag football team at MVHS

By Sara Beth Williams– The Citrus Heights City Council formally recognized the Mesa Verde High School girls flag football team for their inaugural season during a November council meeting…

Police investigate report of shots fired at building

By Mike Hazlip— An incident that initially showed up in Citrus Heights Police Logs as a shooting at a dwelling or vehicle last week ended up being a case of…

Bounce Park at Sunrise Mall opens after rain delay

By Mike Hazlip— After a rain delay on opening weekend, a new attraction billed as the “world’s biggest bounce park” is now open on weekends at Sunrise Mall…

Sylvan Middle School shelters in place after report of handgun

Sentinel staff report– Students at Sylvan Middle School on Wednesday sheltered in place as officers responded to the campus after receiving a report that two minors had been seen trying…

Residents, business owners vent frustration over crime at neighborhood meeting

By Mike Hazlip— Residents gathered at a Nov. 21 meeting of Citrus Heights Area Seven Eight and Nine (CHASEN) to voice concerns over what they described as rising crime and…

News briefs: SJHS loss, Boston’s Pizza lawsuit, obituary

Latest local news briefs include an obituary for an 88-year-old influential Citrus Heights resident, a lawsuit filed against the now-shuttered local Boston’s Pizza franchisee, and Spartans suffering a loss to…

Citrus Heights nonprofit hosting holiday ‘Adopt-a-Family’ program

By Sara Beth Williams– A local nonprofit with a mission to empower single moms and their families is planning to donate meals and gifts to up to 60 families this…

2023 Citrus Heights Police Log Spotlight: Nov. 16-21

Latest police logs include a report of shots fired at a building on the 6700 block of Greenback Lane, a theft arrest at Kohl’s after an officer was flagged down,…

This Citrus Heights woman was recognized by the mayor this month. Here’s why

By Lily Tu– A longstanding resident of Citrus Heights was honored with a Good Neighbor award during a Nov. 9 City Council meeting for her service to children in the…