MERCED, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say an infant and her mother are in critical condition after surviving a fire that killed her husband and two other children in Merced. Witnesses told the Merced Sun-Star that 31-year-old Ignacio Figueroa-Bautista died after taking the mother and infant out of the burning Merced duplex then going back for the two 5-year-old children. The survivors were listed in critical but stable condition.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - AT&T says it isn't required to tell shareholders what it does with customers' communications data, including sharing and selling that information to the NSA. AT&T made the declaration in a letter to the SEC, a response to a Nov. 20 shareholder revolt sparked by the ACLU of Northern California and other groups demanding that AT&T and Verizon be more transparent about their dealings with the NSA.
SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - A medical marijuana dispensary owner has been named mayor of Sebastopol in Sonoma County. City Council members selected 36-year-old Robert Jacob as mayor earlier this week. The Chronicle reports Jacob runs two pot clinics in Sonoma County. Americans for Safe Access, which advocates for safe and legal access to therapeutic cannabis, called Jacob's selection as mayor historic and unprecedented.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Three teenage boys have been arrested on charges that they got two girls drunk and raped them at a Richmond park. The Contra Costa Times reports a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds were booked for investigation of rape and conspiracy.
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