5 California Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. CHINSE CONSULATE ARSON

Chinese Consulate in San Francisco says its compound was damaged in a New Year's Day arson attack and urges U.S. authorities to protect its diplomats and its premises.

2. LAW LICENSE

California Supreme Court to decide whether to grant a law license to a man who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam but is living in the U.S. illegally.

3. VENICE BOARDWALK RAMPAGE

Los Angeles judge to hear final arguments before ruling on whether a man should stand trial for allegedly plowing his car into crowds.

4. HOLLYWOOD MOURNS

James Avery, the character actor best known for "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died of surgery complications in Glendale, Calif.

5. ELECTRIC VEHICLE BANKRUPTCY.

Wanxiang America Corp. proposes to buy assets of California-based Fisker Automotive.