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BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

April 9, 2019

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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BOSTON _ Federal prosecutors added money laundering to the list of accusations against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents Tuesday in the college admissions bribery case, signaling an escalation against parents who are fighting the allegations instead of pleading guilty. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 511 words, photos. UPOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m.



_COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERY-FELICITY HUFFMAN, from LOS ANGELES _ Felicity Huffman is a well-established actress with an Emmy win for “Desperate Housewives” and several buzz-generating upcoming projects. But Huffman’s career is facing a pivot point after she pleaded guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal. Some crisis experts believe the actress’ career will rebound, while others question if it ever will or should. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California lawmakers considered emotional testimony from officers and survivors of police shootings Tuesday as they advanced a first-in-the-nation measure restricting when police can use deadly force. The legislation faces a tough fight in the full Assembly, where it stalled last year. By Don Thompson. SENT: 777 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ A soccer fan claims in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV said might be deemed offensive. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador _ California masterfully markets its surfing culture and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he wants to share that expertise with El Salvador to help boost tourism and provide more economic opportunities for its impoverished citizens. Though it’s one of the world’s most dangerous countries, Newsom said places where tourists go for waves generally are safe. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.



SAN FRANCISCO _ California Congressman Devin Nunes is suing The McClatchy media chain for $150 million, saying a 2018 report about alleged cocaine use on a yacht related to a company he co-owns was character assassination. By Janie Har. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 2 p.m.


_ UBER DRIVER-BURGLARY _ Police in Northern California say an Uber driver has been arrested for trying to break into the home of a passenger he had dropped off at the San Francisco airport and then burglarizing a nearby home.

_ SIERRA CLIMBERS RESCUED _ A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued four climbers from a Sierra Nevada peak.



MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. _ Crews were searching a mountainous area in Southern California on Tuesday for two hikers who’ve been missing for three days in snowy and rugged terrain. SENT: 382 words, photos.


_ UGANDA-AMERICAN KIDNAPPED _ Ugandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of a California tourist who has since been freed.

_ VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS HOLD OUT _ The last volunteer fire department in San Diego County has officially been dissolved but the volunteers refuse to go.

_ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINDS _ Forecasters have issued wind advisories and warnings for a wide swath of Southern California, including mountains, deserts and some valleys.



WASHINGTON _ A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from internet users. By Barbara Ortutay, Marcy Gordon and Rachel Lerman. SENT: 661 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ State lawmakers in New York proposed new rules Tuesday for regulating home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb that would replace regulations that cracked down on short-term rentals in New York City. By David Klepper. SENT: 364 words.


_ FOOD AND FARM-DAIRY HELP _ The federal Farm Service Agency says a program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June.



NEW YORK _ Amid endless changes in television and film, Turner Classic, that commercial-less bastion of classic movies, abides. But there is always a meteorite, theoretically or really, bearing down. As TCM turns 25, the latest perceived threat is its standing in the new AT&T owned WarnerMedia following the dissolution of Turner Broadcasting. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ “Black-ish” star Marsai Martin pitched her spin on Tom Hanks’ “Big,” called “Little,” to Universal Pictures when she was only 10-years-old. Now, at 14, on the eve of the movie’s release, she’s become the youngest executive producer ever, with her own company, a first look deal at Universal and nothing but potential. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 850 words, photos.


_ TV-SARA GILBERT _ Sara Gilbert is leaving the daytime talk show she helped launch. Gilbert announced Tuesday on CBS’ “The Talk” that she’s decided to exit as a co-host because of her packed work and personal schedule. Photos.



LOS ANGELES _ Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA’s basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university said Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. By Beth Harris. SENT: 924 words, photos.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks hope a healthy Joe Thornton is enough to carry them past Vegas in the first round of the playoff after he missed last year’s second-round loss to the Golden Knights. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.


The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 518 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Long before the rest of the Golden State regulars have taken the court for pregame warmups, there is Cousins, earbuds in, meticulously focused on his preparation. Later in the locker room, he is one of the first to pull on his game jersey. Cousins can’t wait for his first playoff chance at last. He has anticipated this moment so many times and it never happened. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 850 words, photos.


NEW ORLEANS _ The Golden State Warriors visit the New Orleans Pelicans. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers can clinch the fourth seed in the Western Conference with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, who are playing the final game in their sixth consecutive non-playoff season. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


BALTIMORE _ The Baltimore Orioles send John Means to the mound as their opener against the Oakland Athletics and lefty Brett Anderson. By Todd Karpovich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.


ST. LOUIS _ The slugging Los Angeles Dodgers play the St. Louis Cardinals in their continuation of a four-game set at Busch Stadium. By Warren Mayes. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:45 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Left-hander Joey Lucchesi (2-0) looks to build on 10 1/3 scoreless innings to begin the season when he faces the San Francisco Giants. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:45 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Brewers send Freddy Peralta (1-0, 3.27 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday night when they face the Angels, who go with Matt Harvey (0-1, 9.00 ERA). By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:07 p.m.


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