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Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is excited to share a recently completed project: they have digitized 126 Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office mug books and uploaded them to the Internet Archive. 

 

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.

Street Sense - This 4-Hour Class May Save Your Daughter's Life!

Street Sense -  This 4-Hour Class May Save Your Daughter's Life!

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) will be holding an evening benefit this Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Halll, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento.  “An Evening in May, A Cause For CASH” is sponsored by Sutter Health, Sierra Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and UC Davis. The event will feature raffle prizes and silent auction items from companies such as Paragary’s, Track 7, Crocker Art Museum, Skalet Family Jewelers, River Cats, Fitness Rangers, New Helvetia Brewery and more!

Sacramento woman found guilty of murdering her husband

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento Superior Court jury has found  a Foothill Farms woman guilty of hiring a man to kill her husband.

Shajia Ayobi was convicted of first-degree murder of her husband, Ghulam Ayobi, in December, 2011, Sacramento County district Aatorney spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

Sacramento police responded to Interstate 80 at Norwood Avenue after getting a call of a man who was shot in the upper body on Dec. 19, 2011. The man, Ghulam Ayobi, was  transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he later died.

Originally, Shajia Ayobi told police that her husband was carjacked, forced to drive on I-80, and pull over at Norwood Avenue where he was shot by the carjacker. However, Orio said during the investigation, police found that Ayobi had hired a hit man to kill her husband.

Jury foreman Matthew Smalley said Ayobi's own testimony was the most damaging.

DEA: Sacramento-area meth trafficking ring busted

SACRAMENTO, CA - Seven men, most of them from Sacramento, were arrested Thursday on allegations they ran a methamphetamine distribution operation.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigation began last August. According to the criminal complaint, DEA agents used a confidential source, undercover buys, court-sanctioned phone taps and surveillance to build their case for arrest warrants for:

  • Armando Flores Vasquez of Sacramento
  • Serafin Magallon of Atwater
  • Jose Maneul Garica of Garcia
  • Luis Fernando Morales of Sacramento
  • Joshua Avila of Rio Linda
  • Miguel Angel Rangel of San Jose
  • Salvador Padilla of Sacramento

Vasquez, Magallon and Rangel were the alleged ring leaders of the operation.