- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

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

1. CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

Leondra Kruger, Gov. Jerry Brown’s third nominee to the state Supreme Court, faces confirmation hearing.

2. GUNBATTLE

Man fires more than 100 rounds from burning house near Auburn before Placer County deputy fatally shoots him.

3. ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDES

Coastline and waterfronts experiencing very high tides due to alignment of Earth, moon and sun.

4. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINDS

High winds decreasing but forecasters say isolated strong gusts remain possible.

5. BOX OFFICE

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” debuts with $56.2 million over the weekend and $90.6 million since opening Wednesday.

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