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Granite Bay teen accused of attempted murder in firebombing

PLACER COUNTY, CA - A Granite Bay teen has been accused of attempted murder after allegedly tossing a bottle bomb into a neighbor's home late Wednesday night.

The 15 year old, a sophomore at Granite Bay High School, was arrested by Placer County sheriff's detectives Thursday.

Sheriff's department spokeswoman Dena Erwin said the victims, a family of four, did not wake up when a large rock was thrown through a front window of their home on Bentwood Way but did awake when a smoke alarm sounded.

They found a fire  from a bottle that contained a flammable liquid burning in their home, Erwin said. The homeowners put out the flames themselves and no one was hurt.

The suspect was booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall on four counts of attempted homicide and one count of throwing an incendiary or destructive device, Erwin said.

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Granite Bay man makes grand theft, tax evasion plea deal

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Granite Bay man has pleaded guilty to grand theft, misappropriation of sales taxes and failure to pay unemployment insurance contributions of more than $7 million, according to the state Board of Equalization (BOE).  

Abolghassem (Abe) Alizadeh, 54, was owner and/or a franchisee of 71 Northern California California Jack in the Box restaurants and a developer.

BOE, the state Attorney General's Office, Employment Development Department and other state agencies launched an investigation into Alizadeh in April 2010,, according to BOE spokesman Jaime Garza.

Per the plea agreement, Alizadeh receives a continued sentence on the condition he pay $1.7 million in criminal restitution to BOE and EDD, Garza said. If the defendant fulfills that, he will be sentenced to three years probation. If not, he could face up to four years and four months in state prison.

Black Friday a thing of the past

SACRAMENTO -  Not so long ago, the tradition was: eat Thanksgiving dinner; go to bed early; then wake up at some ungodly hour to hit the stores for Black Friday.  Now, that tradition is about to change. 

Walmart will start the first of three Black Friday sales at at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.  Last year, Walmart opened at 10 p.m., so they're pushing Black Friday back by two hours.

Sears is opening its stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.  Last year, they opened at 4 a.m. on Black Friday. 

K-Mart will open its doors from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  Then they'll re-open for a second time on Black Friday.  And you can expect other retailers to follow the trend.

The reason this is happening, is because of customer demand.  Research has shown that people want to shop earlier.

Roseville La-Z-Boy Donates $3,000 to The Gathering Inn

Roseville La-Z-Boy Donates $3,000 to The Gathering Inn

On behalf of the Roseville La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries showroom, local owners Jim and Liz Reego have announced a $3,000 donation to The Gathering Inn homeless shelter.   The donation was the result of a special month-long promotion in October at the Roseville store located at 396 North Sunrise Blvd. (Sunrise & Eureka). 

The Gathering Inn in Roseville recently re-opened on September 17, 2012, after a temporary closure due to a lack of funds.

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Allegiant Battle for Veterans Shop for a Cause

Allegiant Battle for Veterans Shop for a Cause

When: Saturday, November 10, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

This extra special event supports our local military veterans and includes local vendors to assist with your holiday shopping, a fabulous silent auction, live music by Branded, and food and beverages. Please join us at this special event on Veteran's Day weekend!

We have something for everybody's Christmas shopping list - (not an all-inclusive list) jewelry, skincare, wine barrel crafts, aprons, homemade glass cases, knit items, candles, more jewelry, designer jeans, lighted glass blocks, homemade soap, handbags, cupcakes, designer clothing, Scentsy, Tupperware, dish towel crafts, even more jewelry, hair clips, just to name a few.

Yuba City Hmong celebration ends in 70-person melee

YUBA CITY, CA - A celebration of community and culture was spoiled by gang violence in Yuba City on Sunday.

Citizens attending the two-day celebration welcoming the Hmong New Year at the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds were sent scattering when approximately 50 members or affiliates of the Hmong Nation Society gang (HNS), and 20 members of the Menace Boys Crew (MBC) began fighting, sheriff's spokesman Lt. Damon Gil told the Appeal Democrat.

According to Gil, the violence was sparked by a verbal altercation between the rival gangs at the fairgrounds entrance around 2:30 p.m.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office was tasked with securing the event due to Yuba City and Sutter County authorities providing security for the simultaneous Yuba City Sikh festival.

WEEK 10: Placer 15, Center 14

AURBURN, CA - The Placer Hillmen defeated the Center Cougars 15-14 on Friday night.