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

July 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SAN DIEGO — The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. federal court hearing.


GOLETA, Calif. — The battle against wildfires goes on across the West, but there is good news from one community scorched by flames. The last mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the Goleta area of Southern California where a small but destructive fire burned during the weekend. SENT: 100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with active fires. Dateline will change.


Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees!,” has died in Santa Barbara, California. He was 86. SENT: 100 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HEAT — A Southern California heat wave is winding down but utility crews are still working to restore electricity to thousands of people.

— WEST HOLLYWOOD STABBINGS — Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating stabbings that killed a man and wounded two women in West Hollywood.

— TOM PETTY-GUITAR AUCTION — A 1965 Gibson SG electric guitar owned by Tom Petty will be auctioned, along with one the late rocker’s top hats. Photo.


No event coverage planned.


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