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

October 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



STOCKHOLM — Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to a best-selling drug and biofuels won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday. One expert called their discoveries “revolutionary.” Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize, while the other half was shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge, England. By Jim Heintz and David Keyton. SENT: 980 words, photos.




NEW YORK — California’s new law requiring companies to include women on their boards of directors may not survive widely expected legal challenges but it has already spotlighted the entrenched practices and barriers that have helped keep women out of boardrooms. By Business Writers Alexandra Olson and Matt Ott. SENT: 880 words, photos.


NEW YORK — In the year since sexual assault allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood has been soul-searching. The Weinstein case — along with those of Kevin Spacey, CBS’ Les Moonves, Amazon Studios’ Roy Price and many others — laid bare the painful reality for countless women in a movie industry where gender inequality was systematic and pervasive. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,408 words, photos.


SAN CARLOS — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He’s heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he’s strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his own. Sure, Angus is a robot. But don’t hold that against him, even if he looks more like a large tanning bed than C-3PO. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 700 words, photos.



ADELANTO, Calif. — Federal inspectors say they found nooses made from bedsheets hanging in more than a dozen cells at an immigration detention facility in California. The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General issued a scathing report after visiting the privately-run detention facility in Adelanto in May. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


— CALIFORNIA-ROCKET RETURN — The Air Force is advising residents on the central California coast to be prepared for unusual sights and sounds this weekend as SpaceX attempts its first return of a rocket to launch site on the West Coast.

— WHISKY A GO GO CRASH — Four people were injured when a car jumped a curb outside Southern California’s famous Whisky a Go Go nightclub where a late-night crowd was gathered.

— TV-ROSEANNE-THE CONNERS — Cast members of the “Roseanne” revival are looking forward to their spinoff “The Conners.“AP Photo NYAG303.


No event coverage planned.


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