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

1. LEGISLATURE-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Suspended Sen. Tony Mendoza sues for reinstatement, claims he's being treated differently than white colleagues.

2. HOLLYWOOD-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Amazon Studios says "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor won't be back on series; actor calls accusations false.

3. WATER CONSERVATION

Water use increasing in Southern California despite resurgent drought; conservation programs could become permanent.

4. "BLACK PANTHER"

Moviegoers flock to first showings of Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps.

5. NBA ALL-STARS

NBA's All-Star festivities set to begin this weekend at Staples Center in Los Angeles.