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. ACADEMY AWARDS

"American Hustle and "Gravity" lead Oscar nominations with 10 each; "12 Years a Slave" gets nine.

2. WILDFIRE

Blaze erupts in dangerously dry forest above Los Angeles' eastern foothill suburbs; forecast calls for more Santa Ana winds.

3. GOOGLE GLASS TICKET

Traffic court trial begins in San Diego for woman believed to be the first cited for wearing computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving.

4. GOVERNOR'S RACE

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a Republican candidate, plans news conference for "major announcement."

5. SAN JOSE ARSONS

Police arrest man suspected of setting nearly a dozen blazes within a week.