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

January 17, 2019

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 Amanda Lee Myers. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 FRANCISCO _ The latest in a series of Pacific storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, putting communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. By Paul Elias and John Antczak. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


LOS ANGELES _ Teachers hit rainy picket lines for a fourth day Thursday ahead of a midday round of contract bargaining, but their union’s leader said that after 21 months of negotiations it would be unrealistic to expect a quick end to the walkout. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from morning press conference and noon bargaining session.


PORTLAND, Ore. _ Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 800 words, photos.


LONDON _ Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S. By Business Writer Kelvin Chan. SENT: 568 words, photo.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time in as many years, but this time the children’s clothing retailer will begin winding down operations for good. The San Francisco company said late Wednesday that it will close all of its Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores and attempt sell its Janie and Jack business, intellectual property and online business. SENT: 284 words, photos.


_ Storm coverage.


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