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BC-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA

February 21, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, or losangeles@ap.org. John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

OAKLAND TEACHERS STRIKE

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday in the country’s latest walkout by educators over classroom conditions and pay. By Jocelyn Gecker and Olga Rodriguez. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

With:

_ OAKLAND TEACHERS STRIKE-THE LATEST

CALIFORNIA STORMS

LOS ANGELES _ February storms have almost eliminated drought conditions from California. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

With:

_ CALIFORNIA STORMS-THE LATEST

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ Virgin Galactic plans another test flight of its space tourism rocket plane.

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