Alexander Piggee

Galleria arsonist gets 15 years in prison

The arsonist who started the blaze that destroyed a major portion of the Westfield Galleria at Roseville was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday. Alexander Piggee, 24, of Sa ...

Our View: Fires, gunshots and election fund theft: Where’s grand jury?

If the calendar says spring, it must be time to trade in the raincoats for sunblock and congratulate the Placer County grand jury on another fine year of investigating controversia ...

Galleria to be fully open by October, officials say

Nearly five months after a fire that destroyed a major portion of the Westfield Galleria at Roseville, officials announced Thursday that the mall should be fully operational by Oct ...

Galleria arson suspect pleads guilty

Alexander Piggee pleaded guilty today to setting the blaze that caused more than $55 million in damages to the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. Piggee, 23, of Sacramento, also ple ...

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

Next time, flash mob Arco Arena

Dear Sacramento Choral Society: Though I narrowly escaped your choral assault in the mall, I did however get to enjoy the chorus of lights and sirens blaring from all the emergency ...

Our View: More lessons to learn from Galleria fire

Nearly two months after a 23-year-old transient allegedly set a fire that caused $55 million in damages to the Galleria mall in Roseville, officials finally released a report that ...

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

God at work in reader’s life

Re: Kent Campbell letter, (Reader Input, Oct. 21) I am not ashamed. Yes, I do love God. He is my source of existence and savior all 76 years of my life. He keeps me functioning e ...