5 California Things to Know for Wednesday

The Associated PressJuly 9, 2014 

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

1. DROUGHT

State officials release draft regulations to crack down on outdoor water wasting; propose fines up to $500 a day.

2. MONTICELLO WILDFIRE

Firefighters tightening noose around 10-square-mile blaze near Yolo County's Lake Berryessa.

3. CLIPPERS-STERLING

Donald Sterling, battling to stop the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, returns to the courtroom he turned into his personal stage, railing at a lawyer questioning him, denouncing doctors who deemed him incompetent and insisting he can get far more than $2 billion for the team.

4. YACHT OVERDOSE DEATH

Woman described as high-end prostitute arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly injecting heroin into Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed.

5. CELLPHONE THEFT DEATH

Fifteen-year-old Orange County girl fatally injured jumping onto the speeding car of robber who snatched her iPhone.

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