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

July 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes Tuesday in Northern California — yet another front in the battle against the flames that have ravaged some of the state’s most scenic areas. The two fires straddling Mendocino and Lake counties had burned seven homes along 116 square miles (300 square kilometers) of rural land. Fire crews were able to slow the spread of one of the blazes into populated areas and instead the fire pushed into the Mendocino National Forest. By Marcio Jose Sanchez and Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 717 words, photos, video.

CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON — A top Democrat called Tuesday for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that saw lawmakers of both parties criticize the Trump administration policy of separating migrant children from their detained parents and its botched efforts to reunite many of them. By Alan Fram. SENT: 735 words, photos.

ANNENBERG INCLUSION STUDY

LOS ANGELES — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 565 words, photos.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

— Wildfires coverage

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