BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management. BY Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 550 words, photos.
_ TRUMP-CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Gov. Gavin Newsom has made two big promises that are seemingly at odds: Advancing bold and expensive new initiatives while maintaining the robust savings that California will desperately need in the next recession. When he releases his first comprehensive budget proposal, which is due by Thursday under state law, he gets his chance to show how he’ll resolve that tension. He’s already previewed more than $2.5 billion in new spending proposals. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 817 words, photo.
LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE
LOS ANGELES _ The union representing teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay. Negotiations are continuing, but little progress is evident in the contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court last year. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 880 words, photos, video.
_ LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE-THE LATEST
CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS-LOBBYIST MEETINGS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A consumer advocacy group is calling for California lawmakers to immediately disclose trips where they interact with lobbyists. The demand Wednesday by Los Angeles-based Consumer Watchdog comes after the New York Times reported that a dozen lawmakers were attending an event in Hawaii with utility lobbyists while deadly wildfires raged in California in November. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.
SUV OFF CLIFF
SAN FRANCISCO _ Authorities have positively identified human remains found on a Northern California beach as one of six children from a family killed when their SUV plunged off a cliff. The Mendocino County sheriff’s department said Wednesday that the partial foot inside a shoe found on the beach belonged to 16-year-old Hannah Hart. By Paul Elias. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.
PLANE CRASH-CHEF KILLED
HENDERSON, La. _ A prominent Louisiana chef killed in a California plane crash during a hunting trip is being remembered by friends and family in his local community as an ambassador of Cajun culture. SENT: 289 words.
IRAN-US NAVY VETERAN DETAINED
TEHRAN, Iran _ Iran confirmed Wednesday it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White of Imperial Beach, California, at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump’s administration. By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 790 words.
CALIFORNIA SHARK ATTACK
LOS OSOS, Calif. _ A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California’s Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away. SENT: 323 words.
_ MONTECITO DISASTER ANNIVERSARY _ A remembrance ceremony will mark the first anniversary of the massive, deadly debris flow that ravaged Montecito. UPCOMING: May be updated.
_ DIABLO CANYON _ A panel created to develop a strategic vision for decommissioning of California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant wants the process to begin immediately after the Central Coast facility shuts down in the middle of the next decade.
_ HERBALIFE-CEO _ Shares of Herbalife are down more than 2 percent after the resignation of CEO Richard Goudis over comments he made before he became the company’s top executive. Photo.
_ GOOGLE-LOS ANGELES _ Google has leased the entirety of a former Los Angeles shopping mall that is being redeveloped into office space.
LOS ANGELES _ When Andre Braugher learned last May that Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was canceled, it was an ending that he’d anticipated after five years and softening ratings. “When we weren’t on the schedule for Fox, I said to my wife, `Here’s the new chapter, or whatever it is. Let’s see what it brings.′ And then I went to bed.” By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 880 words, photos, video.
NEW YORK _ The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of Skydance Media, the production company announced Wednesday. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 388 words, photos.
STAN LEE MEMORIAL
LOS ANGELES _ Stan Lee’s devoted fans will have a chance to mourn him alongside his friends, family and co-creators at a memorial in Hollywood on Jan. 30, organizers announced Wednesday. SENT: 255 words, photo.
_ MUSIC-IHEARTRADIO AWARDS _ Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She’s nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo.
_ SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL-MICHAEL JACKSON-STEVE BANNON _ A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. Photo.
_ OSCARS-KEVIN HART _ Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting the Academy Awards. He told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he’s not giving any more explanations. Hart says: “I’m just done.” Photos.
COSTA MESA, Calif. _ The Los Angeles Chargers have not lost a game yet this season when they have had to get on a plane. They try to continue their road success this week in an AFC divisional-round game at New England. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.
NEW YORK _ Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 995 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES _ The Detroit Pistons try to snap a two-game skid when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers, who are without LeBron James. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Anaheim Ducks, who are 0-2-2 during a six-game homestand, host the Ottawa Ducks, who have the lowest point total in the league. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
BERKELEY, Calif. _ Arizona State plays California at Haas Pavilion. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m.
BKC--FRESNO STATE-UTAH STATE
LOGAN, Utah _ Fresno State plays Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.
BKC--CAL POLY-UC SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. _ Cal Poly plays UC Santa Barbara at Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE-UC RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ Cal State Northridge plays UC Riverside at UCR Student Recreation Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
STANFORD, Calif. _ Arizona plays Stanford at Maples Pavilion. By Rick Eymer. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.
BKC--T25-SAN JOSE STATE-NEVADA
RENO, Nev. _ San Jose State plays No. 10 Nevada at Lawlor Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m.
BKC--CAL STATE FULLERTON-HAWAII
HONOLULU _ Cal State Fullerton plays Hawaii at Stan Sheriff Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 9 p.m.
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