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

November 19, 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. 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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CHICO, Calif. — Desperate families posted photos and messages on social media and at shelters in hopes of finding missing loved ones, many of them elderly, nearly two weeks after the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stood at 77 Monday, with about 1,000 names still on a list of unaccounted for. By Sudhin Thanawala and Janie Har. SENT: 491 words, photos, video. Will be updated.




PARADISE, Calif. — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn’t going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother’s caregiver, armed only with a garden hose and buckets, successfully fought the flames for 24 hours. By John Locher and Brian Melley. SENT: 1,026 words, photos.


MALIBU, Calif. — The number of structures destroyed by the huge wildfire that swept through Southern California communities this month rose to 1,500 on Monday, the fire command reported. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Photos.


— CALIFORNIA STORMS — A Yosemite National Park official says two roads will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Tuesday ahead of a series of storms expected to dump at least a foot of snow on the highest peaks.



TIJUANA, Mexico — The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. By Yesica Fisch And Julie Watson. SENT: 975 words, photos.


HOUSTON — Legal groups argued Monday that a judge should prevent the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 466 words, photo.


— ELECTION 2018-LATINOS — Congress will have a record 43 Latino members next year. Photo.



LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar and publicist Marvin Levy sang a few lines from “Hamilton” to an audience that included Lin-Manuel Miranda at a lively Governors Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. The event honoring the careers of film industry legends Tyson, Levy and composer Lalo Schifrin brought some of Hollywood’s biggest names — Oprah, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood among them — to the Ray Dolby Ballroom in the heart of Hollywood to reminisce, laugh and schmooze without the pressure, as Hanks said, of “being nervous about who is going to win.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 796 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to “Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1936 and another given to “Gentleman’s Agreement” in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting Dec. 11. SENT: 325 words, photos.


— MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year. Photos.

— PAMELA ANDERSON-AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER — Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia’s prime minister for making “smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.” Photo.



LOS ANGELES — Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff lead their high-octane offenses into an enormous regular-season showdown for a pair of 9-1 teams. The Coliseum hosts Monday Night Football for the first time since 1985 after the game was moved out of Mexico City last week. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 5:15 p.m.


COSTA MESA, Calif. — Injuries are beginning to mount for the Chargers defense. Lineman Corey Liguet might be lost for the season after he suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


ALAMEDA, Calif. — A little bit of conflict between coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr on the sidelines ended up in a win for the Oakland Raiders. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — The Los Angeles Kings visit the St. Louis Blues. By Warren Mayes. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 5 p.m.


MIAMI — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he’s the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and there will never be a definitive answer. That is, unless he keeps doing things like this — 51 points in the 16th game of his 16th season. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 675 words, photos


SACRAMENTO — The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Sacramento Kings. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


ATLANTA — Tobias Harris and the Clippers have won six of seven as Los Angeles visits the Hawks. Trae Young and Atlanta have dropped seven straight. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 600 words with photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Led by freshman Moses Brown, No. 20 UCLA hosts Presbyterian as the Bruins try to improve to 4-0. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


RENO, Nev. — No. 6 Nevada hosts California Baptist on Monday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


PULLMAN, Wash. — Cal Poly plays Washington State at Beasley Coliseum. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.


LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Maui Invitational is underway with one of the most stacked fields in tournament history. No. 8 Auburn opened the tournament against Xavier on Monday in front of an already-rowdy crowd at the tiny Lahaina Civic Center. SENT: 90 words, photo.


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