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

January 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITY

SAN FRANCISCO _ Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will be back in a U.S. courtroom a day after declaring bankruptcy, as it tries to convince a judge not to order dramatic steps to try to prevent its equipment from causing more wildfires. U.S. Judge William Alsup is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on his proposal earlier this month that the nation’s largest utility remove or trim all trees that could fall onto its power lines in high-wind conditions and shut off power at certain times regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing.

MANSON FOLLOWER-PAROLE

CHINO, Calif. _ The youngest of cult leader Charles Manson’s murderous followers will again ask a state panel to recommend her for parole. Leslie Van Houten, 69 and serving a life term, is scheduled for a parole hearing Wednesday at the California Institute for Women. SENT: 495 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing; timing uncertain.

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CALIFORNIA BAIL LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES _ A lawsuit filed on behalf of bail customers claims surety companies and agents in California conspire to keep premiums high. Four public-interest groups filed the antitrust lawsuit Tuesday in Alameda County against more than 20 companies and agents, the Los Angeles Times reported. SENT: 416 words.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ No event coverage planned.

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