- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

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

1. SPOTLIGHT, LEO FRONT AND CENTER AT OSCARS

The Oscar glow and morning afterglow are on “Spotlight,” the reporting drama that won best picture, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally took home his first Academy Award as best actor in “The Revenant.”

2. ACADEMY AWARDS TAKE ON ISSUES BEYOND #OSCARSSOWHITE

The ceremony turns out to be a platform not just for racial representation, led by host Chris Rock’s insight and parody, but a wide array of causes, from global warming to sexual abuse.

3. COSBY’S LAWYERS SEEKING TO DISMISS MODEL’S DEFAMATION CASE

Janice Dickinson sued the comedian in May over his denial of her claims that he drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982.

4. NEXT ROUND IN SUMNER REDSTONE HEALTH FIGHT

Attorneys for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone will attempt today to dismiss an attempt by his ex-girlfriend to find him incapable of making his own decisions.

5. CONFUSING RUINS EMERGE ON SAN FRANCISCO BEACH

Ruins have begun to emerge from the sand in San Francisco, puzzling beachgoers. Storms and high surf at Ocean Beach have exposed a concrete seawall, about a city block long and 3 to 4 feet tall, along with two sets of cobblestone steps and some weathered wood.


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