Thursday, December 19, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Silicon Valley gift shop has earned $1 million for selling one of two winning tickets in the near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. Jenny's Gifts and Kids Wear owner Thuy Nguyen said yesterday people are now calling his shop "lucky Buddha." The person who bought the winning ticket had not yet come forward.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a late fall wildfire in Northern California is now nearly three quarters fully contained. A U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman says the Pfeiffer Fire in Los Padres National Forest consumed 843 acres and was about 74 percent contained as of yesterday. The agency believes the fire, which has destroyed 13 homes, could be fully controlled by this evening.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been convicted of orchestrating the gang rape five years ago of a Northern California woman who was targeted in part because she is a lesbian. The Contra Costa Times reported yesterday that jurors deliberated for eight hours before finding Richmond resident Humberto Salvador guilty of rape in concert, kidnapping and other charges. The now 33-year-old victim says Salvador encouraged two teenagers to rape her.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bernard L. Shaw, Patty Hearst Shaw's husband and Hearst Corporation's vice president for corporate security, died Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. at age 68. His death was confirmed yesterday by Hearst president and CEO Steven R. Swartz. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Shaw was born in San Francisco and was a city police officer for 15 years.