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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. PDT

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evacuations have been ordered or recommended in a Southern California county because of an approaching storm that could bring enough rain to trigger mudslides and rock falls. Santa Barbara County issued a mandatory evacuation order affecting about 30,000 people, including the community of Montecito, where 21 people were killed by a massive mudslide in January. The evacuation order says residents should be out of the areas affected by noon Tuesday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's top judge says the courts are preparing for an influx of lawsuits tied to last year's historically destructive wildfires and mudslides. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (TAN'-ee KAN'-teel sah-kah-OOH'-ay) told lawmakers in her annual "state of the judiciary" address Monday that the onslaught of cases shows that the court system needs more money.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charles Manson was cremated and his ashes scattered following a brief, private funeral four months after the death of the man who gained worldwide infamy for the 1969 Los Angeles killings he hoped would spark a race war. The memorial occurred Saturday at a funeral home in the California city of Porterville. Mark Pitcher, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, says about 20-25 people attended the service.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The nation's largest public pension fund won't immediately divest from companies that sell assault weapons. The California Public Employees' Retirement System Board said Monday it will do a more in-depth review next year of its investment policies regarding gun makers and sellers.

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