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NYE preparations underway in Old Sacramento

5:33 AM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
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Old Sacramento on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO - All over Old Sacramento, final preparations are underway for this year's New Years Eve "Sky Spectacular" celebration.

Portable bathrooms line the boardwalk, parking restrictions are up and visible. 

Early Monday afternoon crews were  putting the final touches on the concert tent where bands will be performing. 

"We got events designed for families and children," said Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau Vice President, Mike Testa. 

Last year's isolated shooting forced local business owners to close early. But this year,  many say they are confident things will be safe, and a large police presence may have much to do with that.

Police will monitor the area from the water in boats, from the sky in their helicopter and from the street on horseback and inside various venues on foot. 


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