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Raley's/Bel Air grocery chain vows to impose wage cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As employees at one of Northern California's largest supermarket chains prepare to strike, the company says it will unilaterally impose a proposed labor contract that would reduce its workers' wages. 

The Sacramento Bee reports that Raley's supermarkets said it would implement its final contract offer on Thursday to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  

Raley's said the union failed to offer an up-and-down vote to its members on the contract offer, which included a two-year wage freeze. 

Raley's worker Ronda Zanelli, a 32-year veteran, told the paper that no one wants to strike but that they are prepared to do so. 

It would be the first labor strike in the West Sacramento-based company's 77-year history.

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UFL postpones 2012 season

SACRAMENTO, CA -The United Football League announced Saturday it is postponing the second half of the 2012 football season, the league includes the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

The UFL plans to complete the remaining four games and stage its championship game in the spring of 2013 and return to a fall schedule later in 2013, according to a press release.

The UFL includes franchises in Sacramento, Las Vegas, Omaha and Virginia Beach and is in its fourth season. Teams played four of its eight scheduled games this season.

The owner of the Sacramento Mountain Lions and spokesperson for the UFL ownership group Paul Pelosi said,   " The players and coaches have established a terrific product on the field. Because of a lack of sufficient funds due to high cost of worker's compensation insurance and other elements, we are postponing the second half of the season."

The spring dates will be determined in the near future.

Great Hang Up: National Teen Driver Safety Week

GREAT HANG UP: This week marks National Teen Driver Safety Week and many local schools have a full slate of activities to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

Traffic accidents remain the leading cause of death for teens nationwide and in California. The tragedy and grief is heart-wrenching including for the family of 14 year-old Hunter.  His family shares Hunter's Story with us this week.

Tuesday many schools took part in in RoadWatch, where students log driver behavior near campus and collect data on the biggest distractions.

River City High in West Sacramento has an "I Commit" wall to not text and drive. Their driver's ed class penned a version of the hit song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen with a twist, singing "Hang Up Baby." Junior Melissa Romero knocked it out of the park!

Missing girl is home safe

WEST SACRAMENTO - The 15 year old that went missing on October 4th is found safe.

Alyssa Burraston was last seen in West Sacramento and has since returned to her home.

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High gas prices change driver habits

SACRAMENTO, CA - Soaring prices at the pump have left many like Mike Kaufman feeling helpless. 

"It is what it is," Kaufman said. "I mean, you got to pay it. They know it. We know it, so I mean you can't fight the system. You just got to go with it."

The prices are no longer just an inconvenience. They're changing people's lives. 

"My grandma has a motor home, and we were actually going to all go to Disneyland this year, and we cancelled that because of the gas prices." Tanya Aikens said as she pumped gas into her car.

"Just try to drive a little less," Ray Ranciato said pumping gas at the next pump. "That's all I can do." 

But others said they can do more than just do without. Hunting for the right price can pay off big if you're willing to wait as much as 15 minutes in lines that stretch around the corner like drivers at a Sacramento Costco, who saved nearly 50 cents per gallon.