- Associated Press - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

1. EPIC SURF

More giant waves expected along Southern California from former Hurricane Marie.

2. RIM FIRE RECOVERY

Officials say they are trying for balanced approach in plan to allow loggers to remove dead wood from the huge Rim Fire burn area in Stanislaus National Forest; environmentalists call it a travesty.

3. CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

Commission on Judicial Appointments to consider Gov. Brown’s nominee, law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, to fill vacancy.

4. HERO STORY FABRICATED

USC cornerback Josh Shaw admits he lied about how he sprained his ankles, retracting story about jumping off balcony to save drowning nephew; real story unknown.

5. SOCCER CONCUSSIONS

Parents, players file proposed class-action suit over head injuries in San Francisco federal court, targeting FIFA and other governing bodies.