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

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SAN DIEGO — With two days left before his deadline, a federal judge in San Diego convenes a hearing to discuss the status of efforts to reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated from their families at the border. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: Developing from morning government filing and 3 p.m. hearing.


LOS ANGELES — A store worker killed in a gunbattle before a suspect took hostages in a crowded supermarket was hit by a police officer’s bullet, Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from arraignment, time uncertain.


LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department will hold a press conference concerning a series of events that began with a domestic violence shooting and ended up with a woman shot dead and hostages held in a crowded grocery store before the suspect surrendered. By Michael Balsamo. SENT:


SAN FRANCISCO — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. The proposal is to be taken up by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. By Janie Har. SENT: 550 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update from 2 p.m. meeting.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The hunt for a man police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked knife attack in the San Francisco Bay Area ended where it began: In a train station. By Lorin Eleni Gill and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 940 words, photos, video, audio.


PHOENIX — California’s power grid operators called for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest braced Tuesday for another day of scorching heat. By Anita Snow. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


PALO ALTO, Calif. — North Korea and trade tensions with China will be among the topics U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will discuss with their Australian counterparts at a meeting to discuss security and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. . By Sudhin Thanawala. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. press conference.


— BEACH BOYS-TOWN HALL — The Beach Boys will answer questions about their celebrated career during a rare live group appearance. Photo.


No event coverage planned.


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