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Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.

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New Zodiac calendar changes after 13th sign added

SACRAMENTO, CA - Astronomers created quite a stir for astrologers when they pointed out current Zodiac signs are out of date, and could be off by up to a month.

Astronomer's said the Earth's axis doesn't rotate in the same direction all the time; it actually "wobbles" back and forth. The wobble caused a shift on the view of the constellations since they were first charted by the Babylonians 2,000 years ago.

"Everybody needs something to believe in and you know, why not?" Amateur Astronomer Walter Heiges said. "I could tell you every day, this is what's going to happen and if it happens, I'm a hero. If it doesn't happen, well, I screwed up today."

The new Zodiac calendar would add a 13th sign, Ophichus. Ophichus was originally abandoned by the Babylonians because they only wanted 12.

Snowboarders and skiers look for Sierra deals

SACRAMENTO, CA - With a holiday weekend here, thousands of snowboarders and skiers could be heading to the Sierra.  Problem is - most will pay full price to ride the slopes unless they follow experts' advice.

Boreal Ski Resort marketing director Jon Slaughter tells people to research on-line for entrance and lift ticket deals. His favorite site is www.snowbomb.com.

"It has all the deals from most, if not all, of the resorts in the Sierra," Slaughter said.

Most of the resorts have deals posted on their own websites.  But with warm weather forecast and big weekend crowds expected already, many special offers won't be around.  

Natalie Sentz, nsentz@news10.net

Sacramento couple sentenced in 5-year-old's torture killing

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento mother and her boyfriend convicted of murdering her 5-year-old son were given long prison sentences Friday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny sentenced Eduardo Zamora Jr., 32, to 23 years to life in prison and a second life term in the first-degree murder and torture of Braeden James Gardner in June 2009.

Amber Ingram, 26, convicted of second-degree murder, received a 15 years to life sentence for child endangerment for leaving her son with Zamora while she went to work.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Zamora called 911 on June 17, 2009, from the couple's home to report the boy had stopped breathing. Paramedics took the child to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hospital officials said the boy had extensive bruising and injuries indicating he had been abused.

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Payroll tax cuts start Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House administration says Americans will start seeing the benefits of the payroll tax cut that President Obama signed into law in their paychecks starting Friday.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the 2 percent decrease in the payroll tax will benefit more than 150 million families. He said the average worker will see take-home pay increase by about $700 a year as a result.

The White House said the cuts will provide a boost to the economy and job growth this year.

The tax cut was included in a deal Obama struck with Republicans to extend Bush-era income tax cuts for all workers. An extension of unemployment benefits was also included in the deal.

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Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion Show

 SLIDESHOW: Victoria's Secret 2010 fashion show

By Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY

NEW YORK - Call it the year of the hot mommy. Behind many of the biggest names on Victoria's Secret's supersized catwalk Wednesday night was a pint-sized tot, waiting at home.

"There are so many girls who have babies," said Alessandra Ambrosio, 29, backstage before the fashion show, not yet changed into the pink silk robe and flip-flops handed to all the models. Her daughter Anja, 2, is starting to recognize Mom's work. "If I show her a Victoria's Secret catalogue or a campaign, she will know which one is me," she said proudly. "And she poses already."

Two Sacramento men charged with gun crimes

SACRAMENTO - Federal prosecutors Thursday filed weapons charges against two Sacramento men.

26-year-old Anthony William Hunt and 25-year-old Heber Naman Vasquez were indicted in separate cases for being felons in possesion of a firearm or ammunition.

Hunt was after police allegedly found a handgun in his home after responding to a domestic violence report on Christmas Day. 

Vasquez is accused of buying pistol ammunition at a Sacramento sporting goods store on New Year's Eve. Because of a Sacramento city ordinance involving ammunition sales inside the city limits, he had to show identification and fill out a form with him name, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. That information is automatically compared with records of criminal convictions, and Vasquez was arrested after the sale was flagged because of him prior conviction, said the spokeswoman.

Report projects impact of huge storm in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new report details the projected impact on California if a catastrophic winter storm causes extensive flooding and landslides.

The report released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey creates a realistic scenario to raise questions about the ability of authorities to handle such a disaster and is to be used for preparedness.

A team of 117 researchers considered a hypothetical winter storm similar to a 45-day storm that devastated California in 1861 and 1862.

They found that such a storm could cause hundreds of landslides, flooding stretching 300 miles long in the Central Valley and serious damage in the state's major population centers.

In all, researchers estimated the losses and damages could cost on the order of $725 billion.