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California twins born in different years -- one on New Year's Eve, the other on New Year's Day

This Jan. 1, 2016 photo provided by Kaiser Permanente San Diego shows Maribel Valencia holds her newborn twins at the San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego. Jaelyn, right, and Luis Salgado, who were born just minutes apart, but in different years. Jaelyn was born in the last minute of New Year's Eve 2015 and Luis in the first few minute of New Year's Day 2016. (Kaiser Permanente San Diego via AP)

This Jan. 1, 2016 photo provided by Kaiser Permanente San Diego shows Maribel Valencia holds her newborn twins at the San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego. Jaelyn, right, and Luis Salgado, who were born just minutes apart, but in different years. Jaelyn was born in the last minute of New Year's Eve 2015 and Luis in the first few minute of New Year's Day 2016. (Kaiser Permanente San Diego via AP)

San Diego twins ushered in 2016 by making headlines.

The twins were born just minutes apart, but one has a birthday in 2015 and one in 2016.

Jaelyn Valenica was born New Year's Eve at 11:59 p.m. Her twin brother, Luis Valencia Jr., arrived at 12:01 a.m. on New Year's Day.

KGTV-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/jaqbtas) that the babies were due at the end of January, but doctors at San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center called the mother in because one was in a breech position.

The father, Luis Valencia, called it a New Year's blessing to have two healthy children. The twins weighed about 5 lbs.

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"It's pretty much the best of both worlds," Luis said to the local Fox affiliate. "So that means two birthday parties back-to-back!"

The mother, Maribel, works as a cashier at San Diego International Airport, and Luis is a Navy diesel mechanic, according to KGTV-TV.

The Valencias have a 3-year-old daughter named Isabella.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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