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

August 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN-CORRUPTION INDICTMENT

SAN DIEGO — The sweeping indictment of a Southern California Republican congressman that charges he illegally converted his campaign account into a household checkbook reorders his re-election contest, giving Democrats a suddenly stronger hand in a year when the party is trying to seize control of the House. By Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

CONGRESS-PELOSI

SAN FRANCISCO — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, facing challenges to her longtime leadership post, appears at the Public Policy Institute of California. UPCOMING: Developing from noon event.

SAN FRANCISCO $2 BILLION TERMINAL

SAN FRANCISCO — Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” San Francisco’s new transit terminal took nearly a decade to build and cost $2.2 billion, but it is finally open. UPCOMING: 500 words.

VIETNAM-ACTIVISTS’ TRIAL

HANOI, Vietnam — A court in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City sentenced two Americans of Vietnamese descent to 14 years in jail on Wednesday after finding them guilty of attempting to overthrow the government, state media reported. James Nguyen and Angle Phan, alleged members of the California-based Provisional Central Government of Vietnam, were convicted of assigning group members to distribute anti-state leaflets, take over radio stations to broadcast anti-government messages and participate in anti-state protests, the official Vietnam News Agency said. SENT: 306 words.

IN BRIEF:

— DOWNTOWN LA FIRE — Firefighters are pouring heavy streams of water into a blazing commercial building in downtown Los Angeles.

— MONTECITO-THANK YOU SIGN — Someone has stolen a sign erected by a resident to thank emergency personnel who responded to the massive debris flow that devastated the Santa Barbara County community of Montecito in January.

— RIDESHARE DRIVER KIDNAPPING CHARGES — Authorities in Northern California say an Uber driver was arrested on kidnapping charges after he refuse to let three women out of his car.

— DISNEY-TUITION — Disney is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree or finish a high school diploma. By Mike Schneider.

— RIVER BODY PART — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says a bag containing a human arm was found in the Kern River.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

— Sacramento arraignment scheduled in Golden State Killer case.

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