Thursday, August 14, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. STATE TO VOTE ON $7.5 BILLION WATER PLAN
Lawmakers have asked voters to approve the the largest investment in infrastructure in decades to build reservoirs and clean up ground supplies in the drought-stricken state.
2. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SHERIFF DEFENDS WILLIAMS' DEATH REVELATIONS
Sheriff's officials in the San Francisco Bay Area defended their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public.
3. TICKETLESS TRAVELER HEADED TO JAIL
A woman who flew from San Jose to Southern California without a ticket has been sentenced to 177 days in jail after acknowledging that she violated her probation by returning to the Los Angeles airport.
4. GOLDEN GLOBE GROUPS TO HONOR INTERNET SHOWS
The organization behind the Golden Globes is hosting another star-studded, Champagne-soaked dinner — this time for online broadcast.
5. FREE WI-FI AT LA PARKS
A pilot program that begins today means free wireless internet at a half-dozen Los Angeles park.