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5 California Things to Know for Today

December 15, 2017

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

1. WILDFIRE

Huge blaze continues to grow in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

2. FIREFIGHTER KILLED

Firefighter killed battling Thomas Fire identified as San Diego-based Cory Iverson, 32; circumstances remain unknown.

3. SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR

Mourners will be able to pay their respects to Ed Lee when his body will lie in repose in the rotunda of City Hall.

4. GIRLS-LEADERSHIP

Thousands of girls to attend leadership conference featuring Hillary Clinton, Sen. Kamala Harris in Los Angeles.

5. MARIJUANA

California issues first business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot when legal sales begin on Jan. 1.

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