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

1. O.J. SIMPSON

Former football star convicted of 2008 armed robbery faces Nevada parole board in bid for release from prison.

2. WILDFIRES

Thousands of firefighters battle 48,000-acre Sierra Nevada forest fire threatening 1,500 structures near Mariposa.

3. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AIR POLLUTION

Air regulators, facing deadline on plan to cut fine particulates, wage public campaign against enforcement of U.S. Clean Air Act.

4. GAS LEAK

State agencies allow SoCal Gas Co. to resume storing natural gas in underground facility where blowout spewed methane for months.

5. COMIC-CON

First of four days of panels, presentations to begin at annual pop culture convention in San Diego.