1. A KILLER IS SOUGHT
The hunt continues for a gunman who shot five members of a family in Downey, killing three. Police don't know the motive.
2. HOT, DRY AND DANGEROUS
There's an extreme fire risk as Southern California prepares for the first Santa Ana winds of the season - evening gusts to 65 mph.
3. VOTING NO ON VOTE-SWITCHING
Good-government groups and policy advocates are calling for reform of a California state Assembly rule that lets lawmakers switch their votes once a bill has passed or failed. An Associated Press analysis found more than 5,000 vote changes.
4. WHO'S GOING TO PAY
State regulators will meet to consider whether to investigate soaring costs at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant - and whether customers should pay for a bill that's already reached $165 million.
5. BEER BATTLE
While the Fall Classic between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers will be decided on the field, beer-obsessed fans will also be arguing about which team's stadium offers a better suds selection.