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

December 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NEW YORK _ Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” seized control of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards with a leading six nominations, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.” “Vice” topped all contenders Thursday, in nominations announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, including best picture, comedy and best actor nominations for Christian Bale’s nearly unrecognizable performance as the former vice president. It also earned nominations for Amy Adams’ Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell’s George W. Bush and both the screenplay and direction by McKay, the veteran comedy filmmaker who once skewered politicians as a “Saturday Night Live” writer. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.





SACRAMENTO _ Joseph DeAngelo, the former police officer accused of being a notorious California serial killer, is back in court. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos from hearing.


LOS ANGELES _ The second round of a fall storm is causing flooding on Los Angeles-area roads but there have been no major problems in Southern California wildfire burn zones where there is concern about mudslides. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.


UNDATED _ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former state lawmaker who pledged on the campaign trail to “put an end to the DeVos agenda.” She has promised to stop new for-profit schools from opening and to demand more accountability from charter schools. By Sally Ho. SENT: 800 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump’s administration and the tech industry. The White House says the Thursday meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in innovation and how that will affect jobs, industries and the economy. SENT: 300 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn’t make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. customers only. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.


BILLINGS, Mont. _ The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends to open more public lands to leasing and allow waivers for drilling to encroach into the habitat of greater sage grouse. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 575 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Lyft is another step closer to becoming a publicly traded company. The San Francisco ride-sharing service said Thursday that it confidentially submitted a draft registration statement for an initial public offering of shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SENT: 200 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned. SENT: 250 words, photos.


_ MOTHER-DAUGHTER KILLINGS _ Authorities say a woman and her teenage daughter were found dead in an apartment east of Los Angeles and investigators are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of killing them.

_ FALSE SHOOTING REPORTS _ Police have arrested a man suspected of making false reports of active shooters twice in recent months at two Southern California hospitals.

_ No event coverage planned.


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