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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

May 19, 2019

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Daisy Nguyen is on the news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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Residential senior care homes are treating workers as indentured servants - and profiting handsomely. The profit margins can be huge and, for violators of labor laws, hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers, many of them poor immigrants effectively earning $2 to $3.50 an hour to work around the clock. The federal hourly minimum wage is $7.25. By Jennifer Gollan of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 4,275 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey, among other states weighing whether to join the 10 that allow recreational use of pot. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,025 words, photos.




LOS ANGELES _ The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of “Avengers: Endgame.” Studios on Sunday say “John Wick: Chapter 3 _ Parabellum” has grossed an estimated $57 million in its opening weekend. By Lindsay Bahr. SENT: 900 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ After being fired and then rehired from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in less than a year over controversial old tweets, writer-director James Gunn says that he’s a better person than he was a year ago. Gunn tells The Associated Press that the experience of the past year has made him more creative and focused on the things that matter to him, including his friends, his relationships and his films. By Michael Cidoni Lenox. SENT: 525 words, photos, video.


SAN DIEGO _ Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer who starred for his hometown San Diego Chargers, goes on trial Monday on rape charges involving two women last year and a 17-year-old unconscious girl 15 years earlier. By Julie Watson. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos early Monday.


_ GAS PRICES _ The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.93.

_ STABBING SUSPECT SHOT _ Police shot and killed a 20-year-old man who they say stabbed an 18-year-old relative at a Southern California home.

_ LA MUSEUM-FREE ADMISSION- The Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles says admission will soon be free thanks to a $10 million gift by the president of its board of trustees.

_ CHERRY TREES DESTROYED _ Former San Francisco 49ers center Jeremy Newberry says vandals have destroyed nearly half of the 4,000 cherry trees recently planted at his Northern California orchard.



CINCINNATI _ Hyun-Jin Ryu threw seven shutout innings to extend his major league-leading streak to 31, Cody Bellinger hit his 17th homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Sunday. SENT: 500 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO _ Joe Musgrove pitches against his hometown team when the Pittsburgh Pirates go for a series win against the San Diego Padres and rookie Cal Qualtrill. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Started 1:10 p.m.


ANAHEIM _ The Los Angeles Angels go for the 3-game series sweep when they face the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Started 1:05 p.m.


DETROIT _ Oakland plays Detroit at Comerica Park. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos.


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