Your daily look at California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT'S WET AND WILD
Waterlogged Northern California is slated to get a brief reprieve after a stormy weekend but more rain is forecast on Christmas Day.
2. MEDICAL CENTER DEATHS
An analysis of a federal investigation of the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento — conducted after the deaths of three brain surgery patients at the facility — found that hospital policies and federal regulations were violated.
3. GAY MARRIAGE PIONEER DIES
Richard Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to push for gay marriage four decades before it reached the center of the national consciousness, has died in Los Angeles.
4. 'THE HOBBIT' BESTS TOM CRUISE
Peter Jackson's prelude to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy took in $36.7 million in its second weekend. Cruise's "Jack Reacher" debuted a distant second with $15.6 million.
5. WHERE TO PUT SPOCK'S EARS
A Los Angeles man who's collected 10,000 items of TV memorabilia — including the famous ears — is lining up supporters to build a museum for them in Phoenix, Ariz.