- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

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

1. CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

Showers tapering off around state; slight possibility of rain Sunday and then dry outlook for the week.

2. LEGISLATURE

Deadline looms for Assembly and Senate to pass dozens of bills introduced last year.

3. REP. HENRY WAXMAN

Politicians expressing interest in succeeding veteran congressman after surprise retirement announcement.

4. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF

John Scott sworn in as interim replacement for longtime lawman Lee Baca, pledges reform of jail system.

5. MATTEL

Toymaker reports Christmas-season sales of brands including Barbie and Fisher-Price dropped during the key selling period.

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