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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

May 11, 2019

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-HARRIS-ORIGIN STORY

NEW YORK _Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. Penning her autobiography, she interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls “the reason for everything.” And taking the stage to announce her presidential candidacy, she framed it as a race grounded in the compassion and values of the person she credits for her fighting spirit. Though a decade has passed since Harris’ mother died, she remains a force in her daughter’s life and her White House bid. By Matt Sedensky. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

UBER-LYFT DUOPOLY

SAN FRANCISCO _ A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers. But in one way it has been good for investors who snatched up the newly public companies’ stock: The losses have scared off the competition, giving the leaders a duopoly in almost every American city. By Tom Krisher and Michael Liedtke. SENT: 1140 words, photos.

Also:

_ CAR CHASE-SHOOTOUT _ A man suspected of killing a liquor store owner near Los Angeles is hospitalized with at least one gunshot wound suffered during a shootout with police at the end of a chase.

_ ADOPTIVE MOM ARRESTED _ A Northern California woman has been arrested on suspicion of abusing four girls she adopted.

ENTERTAINMENT:

PEOPLE-ALYSSA MILANO-SEX STRIKE

Actress Alyssa Milano ignited social media with a tweet Friday night calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 400 words, photo.

PEOPLE-CONSTANCE WU

LOS ANGELES _ Constance Wu said she was initially unhappy that “Fresh Off the Boat” was renewed for a sixth season because it meant she had to give up another project she was passionate about. SENT: 185 words, photo.

SPORTS:

HKN-BLUES-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks host Game 1 of the Western Conference final against the St. Louis Blues in a matchup of franchises seeking their first Stanley Cup title. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. PDT

BKN-ROCKETS WRAPUP

HOUSTON _ After James Harden and the Houston Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs yet again, they’re left to wonder what, if anything, they can do to get over hump and contend for a title. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words. Photos.

BBN: NATIONALS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES _ The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers continue their four-game series after splitting the first two games. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET

BBN-REDS-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO _ Cincinnati plays San Francisco at Oracle Park. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:05 p.m. PDT

BBA-ANGELS-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE _ Los Angeles plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

CYC-TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

The Tour of California has carved out a nice reputation as a key Tour de France prep opposite the Giro d’ Italia, the first of the Grand Tours. It’s why big names such as Richie Porte and Peter Sagan have been making the trek from Europe for the weeklong race, which starts Sunday in Sacramento. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m. PT.

SOC-SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES-ENGLAND REVOLUTION

The San Jose Earthquakes plays at the New England Revolution.

SOC-NEW YORK CITY FC-LA GALAXY

The New York City FC plays at the LA Galaxy.

SOC-LOS ANGELES FC-COLUMBUS CREW

The Los Angeles FC plays at the Columbus Crew.

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