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UPDATE: Elderly West Sac woman missing nearly a week

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - West Sacramento police say they have learned Georgina Crespo, who was first reported missing Friday, was seen either Wednesday, June 13, or Thursday, June 14, at the Town Center Plaza in town.

Crespo's family said she had been missing since Tuesday, June 12.

Crespo is from Texas. Detective Eric Palmer said she may be trying to go back there.

The missing woman was described as Hispanic, Spanish-speaking, 5 feet tall and 105 pounds. She has a medium/dark complexion, gray hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing blue jeans, a brown corduroy jacket and carrying a green reusable shopping bag.

Crespo does not have dementia, police say, but may not know where she is if outside a 1/2 mile radius of her home. She is supposed to take medication for high blood pressure. Her family doesn't know if she has money or food with her.

A's and River Cats say good-bye to Manny Ramirez

SACRAMENTO - Slugger Manny Ramirez who was playing for the Sacramento River Cats requested his outright release and this afternoon the Oakland Athletics let him go.

The A's granted his request after Ramirez continued to struggle and failed to show any power with the Sacramento River Cats,batting just over .300 (19-63) with three doubles, zero home runs and 17 strikeouts in 17 games.

After Ramirez signed a minor league deal with Oakland, he was required to serve a 50-game drug suspension. Ramirez was eligible to join the Athletics on May 30th, but the team decided to keep him with the River Cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police look for missing West Sacramento woman, 80

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - With temperatures forecast in the 100s this weekend, West Sacramento police have put out a plea for information on the whereabouts of an 80-year-old woman missing since Tuesday.

Georgina Crespo was reported missing by her daughter Friday, according to police.

Crespo was described as Hispanic, Spanish-speaking, 5 feet tall and 105 pounds. She has a medium/dark complexion, gray hair and hazel eyes. She should be wearing blue jeans, a brown corduroy jacket and carrying a green reusable shopping bag.

Police say Crespo frequents the Southport shopping center in town.

Crespo does not have dementia, say police, but may not know where she is if outside a 1/2 mile radius of her home. Her daughter says her mother is from Texas and may be trying to go back there.

Second set of Raley's workers authorize strike

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - A second set of workers at one of Northern California's largest supermarket chains has authorized a strike after contract talks stalled.

Local 8 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said Wednesday that 80 percent of its members voted to allow union leaders to call a strike against Raley's supermarkets.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the union and Raley's, however, have agreed to meet on Friday to resume contract talks, so a strike does not appear imminent.

Another arm of the union, Local 5, had previously voted to authorize a strike.

Union officials are objecting to cuts in health care benefits and premium pay that they say Raley's has proposed.

Raley's says it needs to cut costs in the face of a weak economy and competition from nonunionized companies that sell groceries, such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Sacramento brothers found

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two brothers who went missing from their Sacramento home Sunday morning were found Tuesday.

Andie Her, 13, and Christopher Her, 11, were last seen walking away from their apartment on the 2800 block of Paseo Rio Way around 8 a.m. Sunday, Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos said.

Both boys were considered at-risk because of their ages.

Ramos said the boys were found safe and unharmed; they were reunited with their mother.

Housing voucher program opens waiting list

SACRAMENTO, CA- For the first time in six years, section-eight vouchers will become available once again in Sacramento county.

The housing authority of the county of Sacramento will accept applications beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 4.

Tenants can only apply online until Friday night. Agency workers believe they'll receive more than 100-thousand applications.

While many thousands of families may apply, a total of 3,000 applicants will be placed on the wait list and will be chosen randomly, according to a statement from the housing authority.

SHRA assistant director Maryliz Paulson said the downtrodden economy is making more people ask for help, but the program can only support three thousand applicants, this is compared to 10-thousand allowed in last time.

Athletics send RHP Tyson Ross to Sacramento

OAKLAND, CA - The Oakland Athletics have optioned right-hander Tyson Ross to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.

The team made the move on Thursday's off-day. Oakland is expected to activate outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Friday in Kansas City to take Ross' place on the 25-man roster.

Ross was 2-6 with a 6.51 ERA in nine starts with the A's. He was 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA in his first two starts but went 1-6 with an 8.13 ERA over his past seven.

Ross got charged with three additional earned runs on Thursday because of a scoring change from his start last Friday against the New York Yankees.

A ball originally ruled a two-base error on Coco Crisp was changed to a double for Robinson Cano by MLB executive vice president Joe Torre.