Oct 17, 9:54 AM EDT

5 California Things to Know for Today


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

1. NORTHERN WILDFIRES

Firefighters battling blaze that sprang up overnight in the southern Bay Area Santa Cruz mountains, prompting evacuation orders.

2. EVACUEES

A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.

3. MOUNTAIN FIRE

Wildfire atop 5,713-foot Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles visible throughout metropolitan region.

4. MISSING COUPLE

Coroner to determine if bodies found in Joshua Tree National Park are those of couple that vanished during summer hike.

5. NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Los Angeles Dodgers take 2-0 series lead into Game 3 against the Cubs in Chicago.

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