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

May 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LOS ANGELES _ When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system known as track-and-trace isn’t doing much of either. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 1,158 words, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The California State Board of Education is set to vote on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools, offering teachers a framework for “dispelling myths” about gender identity for kindergarteners and recommending books that teach healthy practices for LGBT and transgender high schoolers. By Adam Beam. UPCOMING: Developing from meeting.


LOS ANGELES _ A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after initially obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a “bait-and-switch” building scheme. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with commission action, time uncertain.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The City Council decided late Tuesday moved toward a ban on tobacco sales, with some exceptions for hotels and cigar lounges. By John Rogers. SENT: 914 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach.


NEW YORK _ Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: words, photos.




_ HAY FIRE _ A fire has been burning for hours in huge stacks of hay bales at a Southern California dairy.

_ UPROOTED OLD TREE-FINE _ A Sonoma County judge has ordered a couple to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting an 180-year-old oak tree and causing other damage to a protected property.

_ DEAD WHALE _ A gray whale that was found dead on a San Francisco beach was hit by a ship. The 41-foot-long adult female was spotted Monday at Ocean Beach.


_No event coverage planned.


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