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News10 Holiday Blogger Bash

SACRAMENTO -- On December 16, more than 40 people attended News10's Holiday Blogger bash. PHOTOS: Holiday blogger bash at News10

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.

Photo exhibit spotlights West Sac athletes

A photo exhibit of some of West Sacramento's outstanding athletes will be displayed

When:  Beginning Jan. 20 at 5pm
Where: Parks and Recreation Center
             2801 Jefferson Blvd.

The photo collection dates range from the 1940s and to the 2010s.  The display focuses on West Sacramento athletes who were born here or have resided in the community.

Brown sets special election for Assembly vacancy

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has set a special election to fill the 4th Assembly District vacancy created last week when Ted Gaines was elected to the state Senate.

Under California's new open primary law, the top two vote-getters in a March 8 primary will advance to a May 3 runoff
election, regardless of party affiliation. Brown set the dates

There will be no runoff if a candidate wins more than 50 percent
of the vote in March.

Gaines, a Republican from Granite Bay, had represented the
Assembly district that includes all or parts of Alpine, El Dorado,
Placer and Sacramento counties.

He was elected last week to fill the vacancy created by last summer's death of Sen. Dave Cox, a Republican from Fair Oaks.

The Firehouse Restaurant and Jordan Winery team up for exclusive dining experience

SACRAMENTO – The Firehouse, an award winning restaurant located in Old Sacramento, is partnering with Jordan Winery to create a unique dining experience on Jan. 28.  These legendary establishments in fine cuisine will host a 7 course gourmet meal expertly paired with Jordan wine.  Firehouse Executive Chef Deneb Williams and Jordan Winemaker Rob Davis will be hosting the exclusive dinner.

This Winemaker Dinner is $135 per person and is limited to 24 guests.  Reservations are required and guaranteed.

Here’s a sneak peak of the evening’s menu (subject to change):

First Course - Hors D’oeuvres
Oysters with chili-hibiscus gelée
Smoked bacon-wild mushroom tart
Beet and horseradish-cured salmon on potato gaufrette
Paired with N.V.

Charity concert to benefit Mustard Seed School

SACRAMENTO – A charity concert and silent auction to benefit the Mustard Seed School was held on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the California Stage located at 1723 25th Street.  The event was planned by Cary Farley, who’s a local musician and schoolteacher.  Farley wanted to give back to the community by planning this event, where he also launched his new CD.

"I wanted to launch my new CD, Goodnight in a way where I could give back to the community at the same time,” said Cary Farley, Musician and Health Instructor at Luther Burbank HS. “What deeply amazes me is the incredible support I have received from the community from the silent auction donations to the beverages and desserts donated by the Naked Lounge.”

Mustard Seed School is a free private school for homeless children aged 3 to 15.  It provides educational assessments, medical and dental screening and counseling services.

California State Home & Garden Show - January 7-9

California State Home & Garden Show
January 7 - 9
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sacramento Convention Center www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com

The California State Home & Garden Show will be held in September 2010 in the Exhibit Hall at the Sacramento Convention Center. This event is free and open to the public.



Suds: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera - January 8

"Loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy and some of the '60's greatest pop hits, Suds is the delightful story of a young woman and her guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love in, of all places, a laundromat. Including over 50 favorite songs from the '60s like "Where the Boys Are," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Respect," "I Feel Good" and "Do You Want to Know a Secret."

Suds: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera 
Saturday, Juanuary 8 
Cosmopolitan Cabaret

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.

Black and White Purrball - January 2

Free adoptions of black and black and white cats, with a donation of cat food!!

Sunday, 02 January, 2011
12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Cost:free with cat food donation
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
6001 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
Phone: 556-1155