- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

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

1. STORM

California doused by latest weather system; winter storm warnings remain in effect in the Sierra.

2. HOSPITAL RANSOM

Los Angeles hospital paid $17,000 to hackers who held computer network hostage through “ransomware.”

3. OIL SPILL

Federal regulators say external corrosion was root cause of pipeline leak that spilled oil on the Santa Barbara coast in May.

4. OFFICERS-RAPE

Two Los Angeles police officers charged with repeatedly raping four women over three-year period, mostly while on duty.

5. DUNGENESS CRAB

State Fish and Wildlife decides to keep commercial Dungeness season closed until all or part of the coast is clear of deadly toxin.

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