- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

1. WILD, WILD WINDS MAKE FIRE UNPREDICTABLE

Crews battling a smoky wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles are taking advantage of cooler early-morning conditions as they brace for the return of gusty winds that initially pushed the fire in the direction of more than 1,500 homes.

1. SUITORS LINE UP FOR THE CLIPPERS

A star-studded list of potential buyers for the Los Angeles Clippers awaits if suspended-for-life owner Donald Sterling is forced to sell the team. Names in circulation include Oprah Winfrey, Sean Combs, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Matt Damon.

1. CALIFORNIA DROUGHT-SNOWPACK SURVEY

State water managers were expecting more bad news Thursday as they take the season’s last measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a key source of water in drought-stricken California.

1. APPLE-SAMSUNG TRIAL

California jurors are slated to start a second full day of deliberations in a closely watched patent trial pitting Apple and Samsung, the world’s two top smartphone makers against each other.

1. D’ANTONI ERA ENDS FOR LAKERS

LA’s basketball upheaval continues. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons on the job.

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