Sacramento County Neighborhoods Digest

New Patriotic Event Coming to Citrus Heights


Citrus Heights will hold its first Stars and Stripes Celebration on July 1. It will include a fireworks show, food, and entertainment for the whole family. There will also be a Kids Zone.

Big Day of Service is Back


The Big Day of Service is back and happening in Fair Oaks and Orangevale on May 6. With over 50 community service projects scheduled, there are opportunties for individuals of all ages and abilities to participate and help give their community a boost.

Community Voices Urge Annexation of Park


The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors heard from several residents requesting the annexation of Del Paso Park so it can receive appropriate upkeep and police response.

Apartment Complex Proposed for Dry Creek Road


Looks like work has begun with Sacramento County to convert a 3.5-acre vacant lot at 5919 Dry Creek Road to a complex with 20 one-bedroom units and 58 two-bedroom units. SacDOT says the project will create more than 237 "trips" on associated roads.

The Past and Future of Franklin Boulevard


Work is under way to improve Franklin Boulevard, with a multifaceted approach—including the use of transportation funding and nonprofit community development corporations.

Citrus Heights Passes Parking Ban for Commercial Vehicles


Citrus Heights City Council voted in favor of a new ordinance prohibiting parking of commercial vehicles on all public roads, with several exceptions.

Cherry Island Sports Complex Under New Management


Cherry Island Sports Complex, a staple for youth soccer in Rio Linda, is now being run by Sacramento County Regional Parks.

Galt Chamber Rounds Up Colorful Cow Statues


Decorative cow statues are part of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce’s “Herd on the Street” campaign, which gets local businesses and organizations to create public art.

The Story Behind this World War II Memorial in Citrus Heights


For decades, a stone memorial has stood silently in Rusch Park, with a bronze plaque bearing the names of 272 Citrus Heights residents.

The Park that Took 25 Years to Complete


The new Edie Macdonald Park includes two playgrounds, two adult fitness areas, a shaded picnic area, and a basketball half-court. Each amenity was requested by neighbors when the CSD designed the renovated park.

Sacramento Has Sued Dozens of Property Owners. Here’s One Story


Seven years ago, Daniel Altstatt parked a bright orange vintage 1972 VW bus in the backyard of his East Sacramento home. A neighbor complained. He now owes $573,000 to the city.

Developer to Submit Plans for Fry’s Store Reuse


Plans are being submitted for a new 260,000-square-foot industrial park to replace the former Fry’s Electronics store in Natomas. The project is projected to generate between 350 to 425 jobs, Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby announced.

Greenback Lane Repaving, Improvement Project to Begin


Lane closures and construction work are slated to begin March 14 on Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, with improvements slated to include roadway repaving and “full intersection reconstruction” at Fair Oaks Boulevard.

This Isn’t Your Parents’ West Sacramento


The Sacramento region’s forgotten second city is having a moment. Hundreds of homes have replaced rice mills and empty lots along the Sacramento River, with many more about to be built.

Folsom Diners Flock to City’s Newest Pizzeria


The aptly named Flock has pizza connoisseurs flocking in Folsom. The artisan pizzeria is located in the same retail center as Mikuni, Hampton Inn and other familiar local establishments.

New Stores to Open in Renovated Citrus Heights Center


Renovation of Sunrise Village shopping plaza in Citrus Heights continues, with several restaurants and stores planning to open. A new Firehouse Subs restaurant and Starbucks drive-thru will open near the end of March, and Joann Fabrics will move to a new space.

Tasty Pot Chain Cooks Up Plans for Natomas Store


A Taiwanese hotpot chain is expanding locally, with an outlet planned for Natomas. Tasty Pot specializes in hot pot soups. The fast-casual chain also serves Taiwanese appetizers, boba milk teas and desserts.

Boarded-up Buildings on Auburn Blvd on Track for Cleanup


The view on Auburn Boulevard may soon improve. A year after the fire at Mom’s Florist, the owners are hoping to reopen the building. And plans have been submitted to reopen a boarded-up gas station.

Remembering a Family Who Left Their Mark on Citrus Heights


A weathered, historical plaque can be found today near a playground at Van Maren Park, paying silent tribute to an influential family who once called that land home.

The Best Lights in Citrus Heights Returning


Citrus Heights is hosting its third annual “Best Lights in Citrus Heights” event. Nominations are open through Dec. 25.

South Land Park Named Sacramento’s Most Diverse Neighborhood


South Land Park was named the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the Sacramento region following data collection from the 2020 Census.

First Tree Planting Held at Mirasol Village


Two dozen volunteers planted 28 trees at Mirasol Village, a new affordable housing development in the River District.

Leaf Collection Service Returns to Sacramento


Sacramento residents welcomed the return of residential leaf collection services this week, affectionately known as “the claw.”

Elk Grove Flooding Addressed at City Council Meeting


At the Oct. 27 Elk Grove City Council meeting, city officials acknowledged problems with flooding in the Silverado Village subdivision and the adjacent Quail Ranch subdivision.

Pandemic Parking Hours Repealed


The city of Sacramento is repealing its pandemic-era parking rules, which previously allowed for free parking after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Meters will be fully restored to the old rules by Jan. 3.

Sacramento County Homes Lost to Fire


Thirty homes burned down in the Brannan Island fire this week, another devastating hit to a region that has spent months engulfed in smoke.

Community Garden Day in Citrus Heights


The city of Citrus Heights is inviting everyone to attend a community garden day this Saturday. Volunteers will have the opportunity to plant flowers and engage in other tasks on the corner of Greenback Lane and Park Oaks Drive.

Two Sacramento Area Cities on Rudest Driver List


A recent survey rating the rudest drivers in the nation have ranked Rancho Cordova and Citrus Heights in the number 1 and 2 spots. Locals disagree.

The Booming Burbs of Sacramento


Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and Folsom have experienced a boom in population since the beginning of the pandemic. With so many amenities available in these suburbs, residents rarely have to leave their town limits.

One Quarter of Sacramento’s Population Expected to Move On


A new study shows that approximately 23 percent of Sacramento's workforce is expected to leave the region over the course of the next three years. The main groups doing so? Baby boomers and Gen Z.

First Folsom Ranch School Opens with Celebration


Students, parents, school leaders, and local officials gathered last week for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the first new school at Folsom Ranch. Mangini Ranch Elementary School opened to more than 300 kindergarten through fifth-grade students on Aug. 11.

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Million-dollar homes in Citrus Heights? You bet. And now one is on the market.

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