- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

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

1. FINAL BEACH FOULED BY OIL SPILL REOPENS

Visitors return to Refugio Beach as officials say the costly cleanup effort - price tag: $92 million - is nearly complete.

2. STATE FLEXES MUSCLES IN TUSSLE WITH FARMERS

Water regulators order a group of growers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River.

3. SUGE KNIGHT RETURNS TO COURT TO SEEK LOWER BAIL

The former rap music mogul’s lawyers argue that bail in a Los Angeles-area murder case should be reduced from $10 million.

4. RESEARCHER WHO HELPED LEAD JUPITER MISSION DIES

Claudia Alexander, the pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA’s Galileo mission and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, was 56.

5. BURGLAR RECORDS VIDEO SELFIE WITH VICTIM’S PHONE

Los Angeles police say the thief accidentally activated an iPhone video app during a home burglary in the Venice area.

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