5 California Things to Know for Friday

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

1. DRY CALIFORNIA

First Sierra snow survey of the winter is due, and the results won't be good after historically dry calendar year.

2. TONSILECTOMY-BRAIN DEAD GIRL

Federal magistrate conducts settlement hearing between Oakland hospital and family of girl declared brain dead after surgery.

3. TRAVEL DELAYS

East Coast storm cancels more than 40 flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport.

4. SWINE FLU

Vaccinations urged after woman dies in Orange County, more than a dozen hospitalized in Kern and Ventura counties.

5. NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Trust cites San Francisco's Chinese Hospital and Pagoda Palace Theater as losses, says buildings on Port of LA's Terminal Island could be saved.