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AP-CA--California News Digest 5 pm, CA

November 9, 2018

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. Robert Jablon is on the news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — A trial date is expected to be scheduled for the two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 Oakland warehouse blaze that killed three dozen partygoers. Derick Almena’s demand to enforce a scuttled plea deal will also be considered. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 770 words.



College students out for a good time and a veteran lawman on patrol became heroes during a shooting at a country music bar by pulling people to safety and rushing into the gunfire. By John Rogers. SENT: 600 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before — at least 42, with one House race to be decided. By Luis Alonso Lugo and Emily Swanson. SENT: 750 words, photos.


On the East Coast, West Coast and in heartland states between them, LGBT candidates scored a raft of notable midterm election victories — winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. By Colleen Long. SENT: 900 words, photos.


PHOENIX — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 570 words.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A California congresswoman whose husband was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in Connecticut cited an “unexpected family matter” Thursday in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the House Democratic Caucus. SENT: 340 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Shares of Yelp Inc. took a beating Thursday after the online-reviews site reported soft third-quarter sales and indicated the current period would also be weak. SENT: 210 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Aside from that fearsome left-handed swing everybody knew, Willie McCovey provided an example of humility in how he lived for many of his San Francisco Giants teammates year after year. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 650 words, photos.


CARLSBAD, Calif. — Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots. SENT: 400 words.


ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther denied there is any friction between him and coach Jon Gruden and said the two remain united in trying to improve a team that has been one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this season. By Michael Wagaman. SENT: 750 words.


CARLSBAD, Calif. — A person familiar with the agenda tells The Associated Press that baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


LOS ANGELES — J.T. Daniels is mentally and physically weary as he heads into the home stretch of his freshman season, which he realizes hasn’t been the smashing success many Southern California fans anticipated. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 760 words.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nick Mullens remembers getting the phone call from Archie Manning inviting him to the prestigious Manning Passing Academy two summers ago. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 800 words, photos. For weekend use.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr had appeared to pass Philip Rivers in the pecking order of AFC West quarterbacks two years ago. He put together a season worthy of MVP consideration while Rivers led the NFL in interceptions on the way to a last-place finish. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 840 words, photos. For weekend use.


— TOURIST RAPED — A man convicted of raping a German tourist in Hollywood two years ago has been sentenced to 240 years to life in prison.

— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-OPERA SINGER — The San Francisco Opera says it has removed countertenor David Daniels from an upcoming production of Handel’s “Orlando” due to sexual assault allegations against the singer.



THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed in black opened fire during “college night” at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror before taking his own life, authorities said Thursday. By Krysta Fauria. SENT: 1,500 words, photos, video, audio. UPCOMING: New approach, photos



THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The gunman who shot and killed 12 people at a country music bar in a Los Angeles suburb was a former military machine gunner who mental health specialists interviewed earlier this year after a neighbor reported a disturbance. By Kathleen Ronayne and Justin Pritchard. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-NEWSOM — The incoming Democratic governor of California condemned the politicians and gun advocates who he says have normalized mass shootings in America. By Janie Har. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

— RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS-GLANCE — The shooting at a bar in southern California marks the second deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. in 2018.

— DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTINGS-GLANCE — Six of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred since 2012.


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — One was a veteran police officer who didn’t hesitate to run toward danger. Another was a young man who eagerly awaited the birth of his first sister and aimed to join the military. A third was a newly minted college graduate who worked with kids with developmental disabilities. They were among a dozen people killed in a shooting at a country music bar in Southern California. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 798 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated as information on victims becomes available.


OROVILLE, Calif. — Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. By Don Thompson. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.



SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration’s decision was arbitrary because it was based on a flawed legal theory. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 524 words.


— CONGRESSMAN THREATENED — A California man has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about making threats against a Virginia congressman.



DETROIT — Tesla’s board has named one of its own as chairman to replace Elon Musk, complying with terms of a fraud settlement with U.S. securities regulators. The electric car and solar panel company’s board on Thursday named Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm as chairman, effective immediately. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 890 words, photos.


— FORD-SCOOTERS — Ford Motor Co. has bought an electric scooter sharing company, expanding its presence in alternative modes of transportation.

— DRUGMAKER LAWSUIT — A Delaware pharmaceutical company has won a lawsuit alleging a high-ranking scientist stole company secrets and shared them with a Silicon Valley startup, but will not receive any damages.



LOS ANGELES — As an adoring-but-anxious crowd wondered if she’d appear at an all-star concert celebration on her 75th birthday, Joni Mitchell was stuck in traffic. It was only fitting for a singer and songwriter whose music helped define the experience of modern Southern California. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 703 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — 5 Seconds of Summer were already in shock when their album beat out Beyonce and Jay-Z for the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart this summer. But having their single “Youngblood” reach the No. 1 spot on the pop songs chart and become an international smash hit has the band in awe. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 602 words, photos, video.



LOS ANGELES — Although the Los Angeles Rams hadn’t lost a game until last week, their spectacular season has featured several close calls. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 847 words, photos.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nick Mullens knows how to make a good first impression. Whether it was wearing a suit to his pre-draft interview with the San Francisco 49ers or setting records in his NFL debut, Mullens has proven that he can get off on the right foot in a new situation. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 850 words, photos.


Here are some things to watch in the Pac-12 Conference this week: GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon at Utah. This game has lots of drama, with Utah missing quarterback Tyler Huntley, who is out for the regular season with a broken collarbone. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 500 words, photos.


Even in the years when Fresno State has been a power program out West, it’s never found a way to get the best of Boise State on the blue turf. The only time the Bulldogs have ever beaten the Broncos in Boise the field was still green. This may be the best opportunity for the 16th-ranked Bulldogs to finally end their skid against the Broncos when they face Boise State on Friday night. By Tim Booth. SENT: 710 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors go for an eighth straight win as they host the Milwaukee Bucks. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


PORTLAND, Ore. — The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven games against the Trail Blazers in Portland heading into Thursday night’s game. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — The last-place Kings play host to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. UPCOMING; 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


DALLAS — The Stars return from a successful six-game road trip, their longest of the season, to face San Jose. The Sharks just finished a four-game homestand, winning the last two. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m.


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