Here is the latest Northern California news from The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from tonsil surgery is running out of time to find a new facility to take her in and keep her on a ventilator. A judge's ruling will allow Children's Hospital Oakland to remove 13-year-old Jahi McMath from life support at 5 tonight unless her family appeals. The family is now pinning its hopes on a New York facility.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — December has been one of the driest months ever recorded in California, which is spurring some cities and counties in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region to issue water conservation orders earlier than usual. The Sacramento Bee reports that the city of Folsom has already imposed a mandatory 20-percent water conservation order. The cities of Roseville and Sacramento are also likely to consider similar measures in early January.

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said a Northern California woman was killed and six others were injured when the van they were in struck another car, went down an embankment and caught fire. A California Highway Patrol officer said people were returning from a trip to Reno on Interstate 80 yesterday when the brakes in Chevy Astro apparently gave out.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland A's yearslong quest for a new home is really a tale of three cities. Oakland is desperately trying to keep the team from moving. San Jose is seeking to bolster its profile and treasury with an aggressive campaign to win the A's.