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5 California Things to Know for Today

July 21, 2017 GMT

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

1. WILDFIRES

Fifty homes destroyed by 110-square-mile forest fire in the Sierra Nevada near Mariposa.

2. OJ SIMPSON

Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months following parole decision.

3. CHESTER BENNINGTON

Music world stunned by death of Linkin Park frontman, investigated by Los Angeles County coroner as apparent suicide.

4. SHARK ATTACK

Man escapes unharmed after shark bites and overturns his kayak in the ocean off Santa Barbara.

5. COMIC-CON

HBO and stars of its hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” to discuss current season at San Diego convention.