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

February 7, 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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TOP STORIES:

BORDER WALL-VIEW FROM MEXICO

ALONG THE SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA BORDER _ For all practical purposes, the purple-and-white stucco shrine that Jose Arias built to celebrate his recovery from a heart attack and honor his family lies in Mexico. The only way in and out of his plywood shack is through one of Tijuana’s oldest neighborhoods, a patchwork of dirt and paved roads where dogs roam freely and the sounds of roosters and power tools fill the morning air. The shrine’s backside once rested against a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, blocking passage to San Diego. But, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, Arias’ structure encroaches on U.S. soil, posing a dilemma for the Trump administration as it pursued a $147 million replacement of 14 miles of barrier stretching east from the Pacific Ocean: Should the shrine be saved or destroyed? By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 1,320 words, photos, video.

WET CALIFORNIA-THINGS TO KNOW

LOS ANGELES _ In just a matter of weeks, a very wet winter has greatly reduced drought conditions that have plagued California. A series of storms has coated mountains with heavy blankets of snow and unleashed drenching rains that have even greened up landscapes recently blackened by wildfires. Here are things to know about the suddenly soggy state. By John Antczak. UPCOMING: 530 words, photos by 2:30 p.m.

GENE-EDITED BABIES

Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make gene-edited babies. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 390 words, photos.

BBO--OBIT-FRANK ROBINSON

Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday. He was 83 and had been in hospice care at his home in Los Angeles. By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker. SENT: 1,320 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach by 2 p.m.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO GAS EXPLOSION

SAN FRANCISCO _ The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion in San Francisco that sent flames into the sky for hours and damaged five buildings, an official said Thursday. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 535 words, photos.

FALLING CONCRETE ON BRIDGE

SAN FRANCISCO _ A major bridge connecting the San Francisco Bay Area has been closed after large chunks of concrete fell from the upper deck to the lower deck. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

Also:

_ POLICE OFFICER KILLED-CALIFORNIA _ The attorney for a man in the U.S. illegally charged in the killing of a California police officer has asked a judge to seal a mental health evaluation report on his client because he says it could be incriminating.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES POLICE-TRAFFIC STOPS

LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore says he hopes a newspaper report that a special police unit is pulling over a disproportionate number of African-American motorists sparks a broader conversation about how best to interpret the data. SENT: 325 words.

BUSINESS:

GERMANY-FACEBOOK

BERLIN _ Facebook is pushing back against a German ruling that could make it harder for the company to combine data from all the services it runs in order to target ads even more precisely. SENT: 750 words.

APPLE-FACE TIME FIX

SAN FRANCISCO _ Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. SENT: 288 words.

WELLS FARGO TECH ISSUES

NEW YORK _ Wells Fargo customers experienced issues with accessing online or mobile banking as well as other banking services nationwide, after a fire at one of the bank’s data centers. SENT: 210 words.

ENTERTAINMENT:

MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys talks about hosting the Grammy Awards for the first time. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos, video by 3 p.m.

MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-CLIVE DAVIS PREVIEW

A preview of Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala, which takes place a day before the Grammys Awards. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos, video by 8 p.m.

MUSIC-CARDI B

Even though Cardi B has a strong chance of winning her first-ever Grammy, the rapper said she is feeling nervous heading into Sunday’s show. Cardi B said in a recent interview that she’s been filled with anxiety about the potential of winning an award and executing her performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. She said she is trying to stay on an even keel, preparing for the “best of the worst.” By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 400 words, photos.

MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-WILLIE NELSON

Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie Nelson with tributes and performances at a famed Los Angeles studio on Wednesday night ahead of Sunday’s Grammy Awards. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 360 words, photo.

SPORTS:

BKN--NBA TRADES

Only a few hours remain to determine if the Anthony Davis saga ends for this season or lingers into the summer. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST, and Davis is still seeking a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. A few moves were made Wednesday, with some teams adding talent for playoff pushes, and others simply looking to trim their future salary obligations. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.

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_ BKN--NBA TRADES-THE LATEST. UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON NBA TRADES

BBO--OWNERS

ORLANDO, Fla. _ Baseball owners gather for their pre-spring training meeting as management and players discuss possible rule changes. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 4 p.m.

BBA--ANGELS-SPRING PREVIEW

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ For the first time since 2000, a new manager will be in the home clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium when the Los Angeles Angels report to spring training. Mike Scioscia spent 19 years in charge of the Halos, and Brad Ausmus is aware of the enormity of the shoes he is about to fill. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BBA--ATHLETICS SPRING PREVIEW

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Khris Davis led the majors in home runs, led the Oakland Athletics back to the playoffs for the first time in four years then received a $6 million raise this offseason for a 2019 salary of $16.5 million. Next up could be a long-term extension, if that is Davis’ top priority. It might not be. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING; 750 words, photos.

GLF--PEBBLE BEACH

Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson are in the field for the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

HKN--DUCKS-SENATORS

OTTAWA _ The Anaheim Ducks visit the Ottawa Senators. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:30 p.m.

HKN--KINGS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Los Angeles Kings visit the Philadelphia Flyers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.

HKN--SHARKS-FLAMES

CALGARY _ The San Jose Sharks visit the Calgary Flames. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKN--CLIPPERS-PACERS

INDIANAPOLIS _ Two nights after handing LeBron James the worst loss of his pro career, the Indiana Pacers seek their second straight home win over a team from Los Angeles when the Clippers come to town. The Clippers beat Charlotte on Tuesday. Indiana has won three straight. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.

BKN--LAKERS-CELTICS

BOSTON _ Two of the teams with an interest in adding Anthony Davis meet when the Lakers visit the Celtics. Boston has won five straight. Los Angeles has lost two out of three, including a career-worst 42-point loss at Indiana, since the return of LeBron James from a groin injury. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

BKC--T25-SAN FRANCISCO-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. _ San Francisco plays at No. 4 Gonzaga on Thursday in a game of top WCC contenders. By Nicholas K. Geranios. Upcoming: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--HAWAII-LONG BEACH STATE

LONG BEACH, Calif. _ Hawaii plays Long Beach State at Walter Pyramid. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--SANTA CLARA-PEPPERDINE

MALIBU, Calif. _ Santa Clara plays Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--UC DAVIS-CAL POLY

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. _ UC Davis plays Cal Poly at Robert A. Mott Gymnasium. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--SAN DIEGO-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

LOS ANGELES _ San Diego plays Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--STANFORD-OREGON STATE

CORVALLIS, Ore. Stanford plays Oregon State at Gill Coliseum. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--CHICAGO STATE-CALIFORNIA BAPTIST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ Chicago State plays California Baptist at CBU Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts on 7 p.m.

BKC--NEW MEXICO STATE-CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. _ New Mexico State plays Cal State Bakersfield at Icardo Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--PACIFIC-SAINT MARY’S

MORAGA, Calif. _ Pacific plays Saint Mary’s at McKeon Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m.

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