- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

1. CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

Hollywood Forever Cemetery says it will take down a monument commemorating Confederate veterans buried there.

2. SAN FRANCISCO SKYSCRAPER

New $1.1 billion Salesforce Tower has changed the city’s iconic skyline, to mixed reviews.

3. RETURN OF NUCLEAR ERA

North Korea’s nuclear and missile advances bring Cold War flashbacks to baby boomers.

4. ACTOR’S AUTOPSY

Santa Clara authorities say “Home Alone” actor John Heard’s death last month in Palo Alto was cardiac arrest due to heart disease.

5. CROSS-COUNTRY KOALA

Florida’s Palm Beach Zoo is welcoming a female Koala named Katherine from the Los Angeles Zoo.

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