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Santa Claus is coming to Vacaville!

Looking to make one stop for all of your holiday shopping? From Ann Taylor to Zumiez, 120 stores make up the Vacaville Premium Outlets. There are a ton of special holiday events going on this year that you won’t want to miss!

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Be sure to bring the kids because Santa Claus will be making a special appearance at the Vacaville Premium Outlets! Santa and his elves will be strolling around the mall passing out candy canes this Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th.

More holiday entertainment will include:

  • The Whatever 4 Quartet will be performing on 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, and 12/24 from noon-2pm
  • The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers will perform live on 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19 from noon-2pm
  • The Outlet’s gift wrapping station will be open on 12/12 from noon-3pm. Gift wrapping is complimentary but donations are greatly encouraged as 100% of donations will benefit the American Red Cross

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August 21, 2014 is a date that forever changed the lives of parents whose infant son died while at his daycare center.  This tragic wrongful death that occurred at a daycare does shed light on a practice that some parents and daycare providers practice that can have deadly results.  In Webster Grove, Missouri a 7 month old infant was found dead under a weighted blanket.

A weighted blanked  is a blanket that has items such as flax seed, beans, poly pellets or other items sewn between the fabric. Some blankets are a DIY home project while others are prescribed or obtained from medical equipment vendor.

road workSacramento’s “Across the Top” project is adding carpool lanes and repaving the highway.  It has been in progress since 2011 and is projected to be completed sometime in 2016.  The project runs for 10 miles from the Sacramento River Bridge east to Watt Avenue.  The project caused a large shift in traffic last year and during that time the California Highway Patrol reported a substantial increase in automobile accidents as follows:

July 2013: 13 accidents compared to 30 accidents in July 2014

highway rainTrucking accidents are often responsible for major injuries and fatalities, in large part due to the size and enormous momentum of the vehicles involved, especially fully-loaded trucks. Sacramento truck accidents are more common in large part because of the area’s location at the intersection of major north-south freeways like Interstate-5 and State Highway 99 with major east-west highways such as Interstate-80 and U.S. Highway 50.  It’s proximity to the major Port of Oakland as well as the Port of Sacramento itself, put even more large semi trucks on the area’s roads.

Accidents just in recent months include:

Sadly, serious traffic accidents occur all the time.  One tragic Sacramento car accident occurred recently that included two fatalities and several injuries in a single family.  A Hyundai Santa Fe driver failed to stop at a stop sign, striking a Chrysler Town and Country, propelling it across the Alta Arden Expressway where it collided with a Toyota Sienna traveling the opposite direction.  Another recent collision in South Sacramento happened when a teenager apparently drove a Dodge Challenger at more than 100 miles per hour, striking a pickup truck and causing the death of the pickup’s two occupants.

But even much less dramatic Sacramento car accidents can result in serious injuries or even death.  The California State Office of Traffic Safety has collected statistics showing particular problems for the Sacramento area for drunk driving, with Sacramento ranking 4th out of 13 major urban areas in the State for alcohol involved accidents and 3rd our of 13 urban areas for collisions resulting from underage drinking.  Sacramento was also 5th out of 13 cites for hit-and-run incident percentages.