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Sacramento moms share their New Year's plans

Okay Ladies....

So, what are you all doing for New Year's?

Staying in? Going out? If staying in are you hosting your own party? If going out are you going to a club / hotel's party, or are you going to like Old Sac's shin dig?

I have never once been out here on New Year's...just found out that my so called SO has made other plans...big surprise and so I am in search of what to do...both with kiddos and not with kiddos...!

All in all just wondering what everyone does and such...we usually stay in and have a little get together at my home, this will be the first year in the last 6 that he hasn't come over with the kids and I am a little sad... ): but...looking to have a good time without him!

Sacramento hit-and-run victim identified; vehicle of interest sought

SACRAMENTO, CA - A hit-and-run on Greenback Lane Monday evening left a man dead and the California Highway Patrol looking for the driver.

The incident happened just after 6 p.m. on Greenback Lane near Garfield Avenue, said California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lizz Dutton. A light-colored car traveling eastbound on Greenback struck Yuriy Kokhanyy, 42, while he was crossing the street in a dimly lit area, according to Dutton.

Eyewitnesses said the car appeared to be going the speed limit when it hit Kokhanyy, who was apparently jaywalking, according to CHP Sgt. Robin Johnson.

The driver didn't stop but continued on Greenback toward Auburn Boulevard, Johnson said.

"If he would have pulled over  ...  if we determined the pedestrian's at fault, he wouldn't have been in any trouble at all, but by fleeing the scene, you now have felony hit and run charges," said Johnson.

Are your UPS deliveries safe?

SACRAMENTO, CA - 'Tis the season for crime as local thieves seem to be snatching up gifts from some doorsteps as fast as UPS can deliver. Karen Deering knows this as she's been a victim of the crime.

She shops online for holiday gifts. She's home all day and knows when the delivery person will arrive at her door.

"I know when the UPS driver gets here because the dog starts barking," said Deering.

Before she can makes it to the door to get her highly anticipated packages, she says someone gets to them first.

"I think someone is riding on a bike behind the drivers," Deering said.

Deering said two packages have been stolen from her front porch. She said she wants the delivery driver to ring the door bell. "It will give me a chance to answer the door. There's a lot of creeps watching the door," said Deering.

The most expensive gift she had stolen was a Kindle.

Sutter Memorial quads: Home for the holidays?

SLIDESHOW: Sutter Memorial quadruplets

SACRAMENTO, CA - Danielle and Ryan Holaday from Sacramento had been trying for years to start a family. Imagine their joy when the doctor told them they were pregnant with their first child.

Now imagine their reaction when they were told they were having not one baby boy, but four!

"It truly is a miracle", said dad Ryan. "Each one of these boys is a blessing to us and we can't wait to get them all home."

Danielle, who had been undergoing fertility treatments, gave birth to four boys -- a set of triplets and an extra baby brother. As it turns out, one embryo split twice, and all four were born October, three months early.

Police catch suspect driving dead man's car

SACRAMENTO - A woman and two juveniles were arrested for allegedly killing a man and then taking off in his car. 

A woman found the man's body on the side of the road while walking on Hood Franklin Road near Corky Lane on Saturday. Investigators said the body showed no sign of trauma, but was treated a suspicious death. 

The man was later identified as 37-year-old Baljinder Kumar and his death was determined to be a homicide. 

On Sunday, Kumar's vehicle was spotted in Oroville. Cassondra Belton, 20, was driving the car. There were also two 17-year-olds in the vehicle with her.

Sheriff's Homicide detectives say Kumar was acquainted with Belton and the two teens. They believe Belton and the juveniles murdered Kumar, dumped his body on Hood Franklin Road and then stole his car.

Haiti Quake: One year later

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento-area chapters of the American Red Cross are offering ways you can help Haiti as the country rebuilds from the devastating earthquake one year ago. Click here for donation information.

AAA offers free 'Tipsy Tow' service on New Year's Eve

 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - AAA says there no excuse for drinking and driving this holiday weekend. The company will offer free "Tipsy Tow" service for revelers on New Year's Eve.

From 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. on New Year's Day, in Northern California, anyone who has been drinking, can call (800) 222-4357 and a tow service will take you and your car home for free, up to ten miles. Just tell the AAA operator you need a Tipsy Tow and a truck will be dispatched to your location, whether your a AAA member or not.

The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver's home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver's home as long as there is sufficient room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck.

Tips to recycling holiday waste

SACRAMENTO - The Regional Recycling Group says more residential waste is created during the holiday season than at any other time of the year, so residents in the Sacramento County area are urged to to recycle as much as possible.

Most residents can shed a few pounds by recycling all of their holiday waste paper such as greeting cards, gift boxes and wrapping paper, in their curbside mixed recycling program. Phone books and calendars are also accepted in the mixed recycling container.

"The amount of garbage sent to the landfill increases dramatically during the holiday season," said Doug Ebanks of Sacramento County's Department of Waste Management and Recycling. "We can change the traditional holiday habit of tearing open presents and throwing away wrapping paper and cardboard.

Berg Injury Lawyers offer free cab rides on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO - Berg Injury Lawyers will offer its Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program to residents in Sacramento this New Year's Eve. The free cab rides will be offered from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011.

Due to the program's overwhelming popularity in past years, a cap of $35 will be placed on each ride home. Patrons must may any cab fare above that amount.

For a ride home, call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a participating restaurant, hotel or bar in the downtown Sacramento area to qualify for a free ride. Rides home must be within the city of Sacramento.

New Years Eve Events!!!

New Years Jammin Eve
Radisson Hotel Sacramento 
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento CA
Friday, December 31, 2010
9:30 PM - 2:00 AM

10th annual V101 party featuring The Barkays Dazz Band and Slave

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The Professionals Guild New Years Eve Bash
Friday, December 31, 2010
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Hilton Hotel, Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento CA