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August Events: What’s happening around Citrus Heights?

Events happening in Citrus Heights this August include a car show at Sunrise Mall, several theatrical performances, a city-sponsored ice cream social at the Sylvan Community Center, and a music and arts event in the Marketplace at Birdcage…

Charter school to relocate campus to Citrus Heights office building

By Sara Beth Williams– American River Collegiate Academy, which initially planned to build a new campus on Antelope Road, has announced plans to relocate to a long-term campus in Citrus Heights for the 2024-25 school year…

New archway signage installed at Citrus Heights shopping plaza

Sentinel staff report– Morning drivers traveling along Sunrise Boulevard on Tuesday could see a large crane setting new archway signage in place over…

Citrus Heights nonprofit to re-launch men’s mentorship program for kids of single moms

By Mike Hazlip– Single Mom Strong, which is headquartered in Citrus Heights, this year is pairing volunteer men with children of single mothers in a program that is re-starting after being on hold during the pandemic…

Sunrise Mall loses another longtime tenant

By Mike Hazlip— Another national brand that was a tenant at Sunrise Mall has vacated their suite..

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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…

Citrus Heights schoolhouse, veterans center

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.

The story behind this Citrus Heights pizzeria, and its ties to a famous Hollywood club

By Mike Hazlip— Ciro’s Pizza Cafe on Old Auburn Road has been a fixture in Citrus Heights for decades, but its distinctive logo dates back to the 1950s with a famous nightclub in Hollywood once frequented by celebrities…

The tragic story behind this children’s monument at Rusch Park

By Sara Beth Williams– At Rusch Park, a lone monument stands encased in stone at the entrance to the playground near the softball fields with the inscription: “This playground memorial is dedicated in memory of those children who…

Cold Case: Renewed interest arises in unsolved murder of Citrus Heights boy

Sentinel staff report– In May, 1964, the murder of seven-year-old James (Jimmy) Gaul Jr. shook the small rural area of Citrus Heights. Almost 60 years later, the murder remains unsolved.