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AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 830 am, CA

November 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



MAGALIA, Calif. — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 819 words, photos, video.




CAMARILLO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke attend a briefing on the deadly Woolsey Fire that has scorched more than 153 square miles west of Los Angeles, destroyed hundreds of structures and left three people dead. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. briefing.


LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 700 words, photos.


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Sheriff’s deputies knew him as a cop’s cop, one who would “go to the ends of the earth” to solve a crime. To family and friends, Ron Helus was a devoted husband and father who loved to go fly fishing with his son. On Thursday, Helus will be hailed as a hero — a man who courageously sacrificed his own life to save others’ when he raced into a Southern California bar crackling with gunfire and immediately engaged the shooter in a firefight. By Christopher Weber and John Rogers. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from noon service.


WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy on easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,021 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it’s analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 733 words, photos.


TIJUANA, Mexico — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves. By Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza. SENT: 970 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


—Wildfire coverage.


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