5 California Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. ASIANA CRASH

NTSB hearing highlights problems with cockpit culture and trainee pilot's lack of confidence in ability to safely land the big Boeing 777.

2. MERCY KILLINGS

Southern California man arrested in killings of ailing wife and sister described as "sweetest guy you could ever imagine."

3. POLICE OFFICERS' TRIAL

Defense begins in the trial of two former Fullerton police officers accused of killing a mentally ill homeless man in a violent confrontation.

4. CALIFORNIA PRISONS

A panel of federal judges extends deadline to cut the inmate population until April 18.

5. GOLDEN GLOBES

Nominations may bring focus to Hollywood's film and television awards season.