5 California Things to Know for Monday

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

1. WATER GRAB

State and federal water agencies seek an investigation into whether some California farmers are taking water released from upstream dams intended for consumers in other regions.

2. LA CHASE LEADS TO SHOOTING, AUTO CRASH, SUSPECT KILLED BY POLICE

One suspect is dead and another arrested after opening fire on police during a car chase through Los Angeles, hitting an officer in the leg before crashing their vehicle.

3. UNIVERSITY OF MANY STATES

More than a fifth of University of California freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington, China and India and each will pay an additional $23,000 in tuition, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue.

4. SOLAR PLANT BLAMED FOR IGNITING BIRDS IN FLIGHT

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is urging the state to hold off permitting more solar plants that concentrate the sun's rays after birds were scorched in midair by a Mojave Desert plant owned by Google and two energy companies.

5. WILDFIRE IN SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS IS SMOLDERING

A 275-acre wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles took a rest overnight and was 40 percent contained; a campground remains closed.

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