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

December 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ELECTION 2020-CALIFORNIA

Go west, 2020 presidential candidates? Early voting in California’s primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California’s notoriously complex landscape, where campaigning is done through paid political ads. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,035 words, photos.

POLICE OFFICER KILLED-CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO _ Authorities throughout California were hunting the man suspected of killing a policeman during a traffic stop in a small Central Valley town. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference.

YE-LEGAL MARIJUANA-BANNER YEAR-TIMELINE

It took less than a week for the Trump administration to kill the considerable buzz created Jan. 1 when California’s broad marijuana legalization law took effect, creating the largest legal U.S. cannabis marketplace . Then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a policy shielding state-licensed medical marijuana operators from federal drug prosecutions. SENT: 430 words, photos.

PRISONER ESCAPES

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. _ Authorities in Northern California are searching for an inmate who escaped from San Quentin State Prison overnight and pulled off a carjacking. SENT: 108 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOMELESS-BURGLARY _ Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man said he came home to find them cooking dinner.

_ VALLEY HOMICIDES _ Los Angeles police are investigating the slayings of a woman and her 13-year-old son in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood.

_ BEVMO HACKED _ BevMo is warning that a data breach may have allowed a hacker to steal credit card numbers and other information from more than 14,000 customers who used the alcohol-seller’s website.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ No event coverage planned.

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