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

May 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BERLIN _ European and American investigators have broken up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations in a series of raids in the United States and Germany, authorities said Friday. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested after the raids in three southern states on allegations they operated the so-called the “Wall Street Market” darknet platform, which hosted some 5,400 sellers and 1.15 million customer accounts, Frankfurt prosecutor Georg Ungefuk told reporters in Wiesbaden. Charges have also been filed in Los Angeles and Sacramento federal courts. By David Rising. SENT: 544 words, photos.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. _ Two more members of a white supremacist group have pleaded guilty to federal rioting charges in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


DETROIT _ Just one day after announcing plans to sell notes and stock to raise much-needed capital, Tesla boosted the size of its offering to as high as $2.7 billion on Friday. The Palo Alto, California, electric car and solar panel maker said it’s increasing the offer due to the positive response from Thursday’s announcement that it would try to raise $2.3 billion. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 820 words, photos.


_ CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-PARADISE HIGH _ Hundreds of students, families and community volunteers will plant trees, clean and paint inspirational murals in Paradise High School as the Northern California town slowly starts to rebuild.

_ NANNY IMPOSTOR _ Police say a woman with a criminal background accused of impersonating a nanny to rob young, affluent families in the San Francisco Bay Area has been arrested.

_ PURSUIT SHOOTING _ Pasadena police say two people are in custody after a vehicle pursuit in which an officer fired a shot but no one was hit.

_ MEASLES-CALIFORNIA _ The number of cases of measles among Los Angeles County residents this year has risen to seven.

_ PEOPLE-KELLY CLARKSON _ Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed soon after hosting the Billboard Music Awards.


_No event coverage planned.


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