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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

November 14, 2018

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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CHICO, Calif. — Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 100 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s. As the names were made public late Tuesday, additional crews joined the search, and the statewide death toll climbed to at least 51, with 48 dead in Northern California and three fatalities in Southern California. By Martha Mendoza and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 848 words, photos, video.



—WILDFIRES-WHAT CAN BE DONE — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry grasslands and brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say. So would controlled burns, a proven, historic practice that has been neglected in recent decades. Some even suggest building fire-hardened shelters in vulnerable towns, where residents can ride out the deadly firestorms. By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.

— NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-UTILITY LAWSUIT — PG&E’s stock lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for a Northern California wildfire that has left at least 48 people dead and destroyed about 7,700 homes. SENT: 382 words, photos.


MALIBU, Calif. — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday and authorities were investigating to determine if it is the third victim of a huge wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. By Amanda Lee Myers and Brian Skoloff. SENT: 612 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The mass murders and suicides of more than 900 people at Jonestown in Guyana, South America, happened 40 years ago this week. Dozens of Peoples Temple members survived because they had slipped out of the remote settlement or happened to be away on Nov. 18, 1978. Those who were raised in the temple or joined as teens lost the only life they knew. They have since journeyed through grief over lost loved ones, felt like pariahs and built new lives. By Tim Reiterman. SENT: 1,960 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,010 words has also been sent.


— JONESTOWN 40 YEARS AGO — In a November 1978 dispatch, then-San Francisco Examiner reporter Tim Reiterman recounted events at the Jonestown settlement in Guyana before an airstrip ambush that killed California Congressman Leo Ryan and four others



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s legislative analyst says the state’s budget is in remarkably good shape as fiscally conservative Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to hand off to governor-elect Gavin Newsom. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 350 words.



CAMARILLO, Calif. — Funerals are being planned for victims of last week’s mass shooting in a Southern California bar. Wednesday for 22-year-old Cody Gifford-Coffman at Perez Family Chapel in Camarillo. SENT: 128 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 7 p.m. service.


ESCUINAPA, Mexico — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers. By Maria Verza. SENT: 682 words, photos.


— MCDONALD’S-KETCHUP ATTACK — Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald’s manager because she wanted ketchup.



Uber’s net loss widened by $177 million in the third quarter as the ride-hailing giant continued to invest ahead of a planned public stock offering next year. SENT: 122 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


NEW YORK — The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 858 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV’s “Little House on the Prairie,” has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93. SENT: 290 words.


— LOUISIANA GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA — Gov. John Bel Edwards has traveled to California to participate in a summit with celebrity Kim Kardashian West, rapper Meek Mill and other well-known figures, touting efforts to reshape criminal justice laws.



NEW YORK — ESPN’s equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night’s mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles. And the scramble was on. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 541 words.


LOS ANGELES — A year after USC coach Clay Helton won the Pac-12 title, he insists he isn’t worried about his job security. The Trojans (5-5) are jumping to the defense of their embattled coach while they prepare for their crosstown showdown with UCLA. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — The best NBA team in Los Angeles right now isn’t the one with LeBron James. It’s the no-name Clippers. By Beth Harris. SENT: 650 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — LeBron James and the Lakers go for their fourth consecutive win when they host Damian Lilliard and the Blazers. The teams are meeting for the third time in four weeks after splitting two games in Portland. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — No. 14 Georgia takes on UCLA in women’s action at Pauley Pavilion. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game started at 11 a.m.


LOS ANGELES — Southern California tries to improve to 3-0 when the Trojans host Stetson. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — San Diego State gets its final warmup before facing No. 1 Duke on Monday in Maui, hosting a Texas Southern team that lost by 37 at No. 3 Gonzaga on Saturday. . By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights host the Ducks on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


— HKN--KINGS-PENGUINS TRADE — The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Tanner Pearson.


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