Friday, August 9, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. FIERY THREAT TO HOMES
A wildfire in the mountains east of Los Angeles has now burned 26 homes, forced 1,800 people to flee and continues to spread.
2. KIDNAP SUSPECT MAY HAVE EXPLOSIVES
Authorities hunting for a Southern California man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl say he may have abandoned and booby-trapped his car.
3. KAREN BLACK DIES
The "Five Easy Pieces" star died Thursday of cancer in Los Angeles. She was 74.
4. WHAT'S UP WITH FRACKING?
That's what a group of California lawmakers want to know. They've asked the federal government to investigate hydraulic fracturing off the California coast.
5. BIG BUCKS IN TOYOTA LAWSUIT
A lawyer in a Los Angeles lawsuit says he'll seek $20 million from the company over the death of a woman in an alleged sudden-acceleration death.