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

December 4, 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. Christopher Weber is on the Los Angeles 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LOS ANGELES — Seventy-nine years ago a Jewish woman named Lilly Cassirer surrendered her family’s priceless Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis in exchange for safe passage out of Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. On Tuesday her great-grandson will walk into a U.S. courtroom for the latest round of what has been a nearly 20-year battle to get it back. By John Rogers. SENT: 500 words, photos. Will be updated after Tuesday’s first day of trial, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.


BEVERLY HILLS — The city of Beverly Hills will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a former high-ranking police officer who accused the police chief of harassment and workplace misconduct. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep. Her son had fled Honduras for the U.S. in 2010 in part because of gang threats, just as thousands are doing today in the migrant caravans headed north, including men from the same neighborhood. But en route in Mexico, again like so many others, Wilmer Gerardo Nunez disappeared into the vortex of drug violence that he was trying to escape in the first place. Left in limbo, his anguished mother prayed for an answer. By Maria Verza. SENT: 2,500 words, photos, video.


CAIRO — California-based Uber launched a new minibus service on Tuesday in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt’s capital and one of the U.S. ride-sharing giant’s fastest-growing markets. A part of an aggressive push into emerging countries, the company hopes to draw millions of Egyptians into ride-sharing from chronically congested, pollution-filled urban landscapes and replace personal automobiles. It is already investing $100 million into a Mideast and North Africa customer support center in Cairo. By Brian Rohan. SENT: 375 words, photos.


— CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-PROTEST-RIOT CASE — Federal judges have refused to set bond for two California men charged with inciting a riot and attacking counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Virginia.

— CUSTODY DEATH-LAWSUIT — A California man whose mother died in 2017 while in custody has filed a lawsuit alleging she was denied medical care that could have saved her life.

— CHILD DEATH — Authorities say a Los Angeles man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 4-year-old daughter.

— MUSIC-APPLE MUSIC-END OF YEAR — Drake was a dominate force on Apple Music as the platform’s most-streamed artist of the year globally.

— FILM-CAPTAIN MARVEL TRAILER — Brie Larson packs a punch in the first female-led “Captain Marvel” film.


— No event coverage planned.


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