- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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

1. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Governor’s pick to lead troubled regulatory panel is Michael Picker, a former adviser on renewable energy and utility board member.

2. CALIFORNIA SPOTTED OWL

Wildlife advocates contend loggers cutting forests burned in wildfires could bring about extinction of the species.

3. IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD

Homeland Security experiments with GPS ankle bracelets to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.

4. WINTER WEATHER

Mountain snowfalls, strong winds expected as fast-moving cold front moves through; San Joaquin Valley gets dense fog.

5. MEDICAL MARIJUAN APP

Judge orders Nestdrop smartphone application that facilitates delivery of medical marijuana to stop its activities in Los Angeles.

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