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Granite Bay Fast Food-Real Estate Mogul

January 18, 2018 |
A well known real estate and fast food mogul plead guilty yesterday to charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements to a federally insured financial institution. The plea was entered at the US District Court in Sacramento by Abolghasseni “Abe” Alizadeh, 59, of Granite Bay, California. 
Alizadeh, who built his Kobra Properties, with a chain of Jack in the Box restaurants as its centerpiece, saw his empire collapse during the Great Recession. The guilty admission stems from a scheme between 2005 through 2006 where Alizadeh defrauded six area banks out of $22 million... Read More

Man pleads guilty to real estate Fraud, white collar enhancement

January 14, 2018 |  
A man who was charged with a variety of charges entered guilty pleas on Friday at Sacramento Superior Court.
Dennis Joseph Giacopetti (also know as Dennis Jacopetti) pled no contest to forgery, grand theft and filing false documents. Giacopetti also admitted the aggravated white collar enhancement and the enhancement for commission of a felony while released from custody on another case. 
Giacopetti advertised the businesses Legal Aid Services of California and Legal Aid of California online and through Craigslist. Although he was not an attorney, Giacopetti represented himself as an attorney in order to obtain clients. 
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CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

One dead after shooting outside gas station

SACRAMENTO - A deadly shooting prompts a search for an armed person on a bicycle Saturday night.

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department received reports of a shooting a little before 11:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of El Camino Ave, in front of a gas station.

When deputies arrived on scene they found a man, who has been identified as 33-year-old Jesus Antonio Macias, lying on the ground outside.

The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body and was later pronounce deceased by the Fire Department that arrived on scene.

The person believed to be responsible for the shooting left the area on a bicycle. Deputies set up a perimeter but were unable to locate him.

Police: Shooting inside of a home leaves 1 dead

SACRAMENTO - Police are investigating the death of a man after he was shot inside of a north Sacramento home Saturday evening.

Sacramento police received reports of a shooting in the 3300 block of Nareb Street around 6:40 p.m.

When officers arrived at the home, they located one man with a single gunshot wound to his upper body.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Officer Doug Morse said that the victim arrived at the home when an altercation began and multiple shots were fired. It appears, at this time, that the victim and shooter know one another.

Shots are also said to have been fired outside of the home. It's not clear who fired those shots, but they are believed to be connected to the original incident.

Police have made no arrests and continue to question witnesses to gather futher information on the person or persons responsible.