- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

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

1. WILDFIRES

Series of small fires along Interstate 80 northeast of Sacramento burn one home, threaten dozens more.

2. AIR TANKERS

The 22 S-2T aircraft grounded after fatal crash at Yosemite blaze are the backbone of California’s state firefighting fleet.

3. PRESIDENTIAL VISIT

President Barack Obama to bring midterm election economic message to Southern California, targeting millennials, who have been reluctant to vote in nonpresidential contests.

4. SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS

Obama to designate 346,000 acres within the range bordering metropolitan Los Angeles as a national monument, a step supporters say will ensure better stewardship in one of the nation’s most heavily visited forests but worries some local officials because of potential restrictions.

5. JAHI McMATH

Court-appointed expert tells Oakland judge there’s no evidence the 13-year-old girl is alive 10 months after a coroner signed her death certificate; family wants her declared alive.

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