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

October 10, 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. Christopher Weber 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SIMI VALLEY — Ronald Reagan is back, in hologram form. A hologram of the nation’s 40th president is being revealed at his namesake library in Southern California on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos, video from event scheduled to start at 10 a.m.


RENO, Nev. — The owners of a Lake Tahoe ski resort in a legal battle with a conservationist group over a redevelopment project have failed to persuade a California judge to penalize the environmentalists with an order to pay more than $225,000 in attorney bills. UPCOMING: 130 words by 10 a.m., followed by about 500 words, photos by 1 p.m.


OAKLAND — An Oakland councilwoman has filed a claim against the city alleging the City Attorney’s Office botched its case representing her from a lawsuit filed by a former Black Panther leader. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos by 10 a.m.


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Chants of “Lock her up!” rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night. But this time, the staple of Trump’s 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. By Jill Colvin And Zeke Miller. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.


SAN FRANCISCO — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid. The expansion announced Wednesday builds upon a carpooling system that Waze began testing two years ago in northern California and Israel before gradually extending it into Brazil and parts of 12 other states. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 575 words, photos.


KODIAK, Alaska — California-based Astra Space Inc. has scheduled a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island. Notices from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation indicate the launch is planned for Friday with backup dates scheduled through Oct. 16. SENT: 275 words.


NEW YORK — Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Cardi B, who earned two nominations at this year’s Grammys held in February, was not eligible for nomination because of her previous nominations. The Grammys, which has adjusted the rules of best new artist over the years to keep up with the changing musical landscape, state that “any artist with a previous Grammy nomination as a performer” would not qualify. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 700 words, photos.


UNDATED — Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los Angeles, beating out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone for the top prize. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 775 words, photos, video.


UNDATED — Doug Wilson didn’t go looking for Joe Thornton insurance last summer. The general manager of the San Jose Sharks already had it. The Sharks didn’t panic when they found out their longtime star had another setback with a series of nagging right knee injuries. They knew what they could count on from captain Joe Pavelski and the rest of the supporting cast. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 975 words, photos.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He’s also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital. The imposing 7-foot center from New Zealand is helping change the recent narrative that NBA centers are an endangered species, something that — based on spending and drafting this summer — is evidently not the case. The perimeter-oriented and defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors landed All-Star DeMarcus Cousins this summer, albeit on a $5.3 million bargain deal. By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. SENT: 950 words, photos.


— JUVENILE DETENTION FEES — Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to stop collecting fees once charged to parents and guardians of juvenile delinquents for their incarceration — erasing nearly $90 million of families’ debt.

— CRASH-SUSPECT SHOT — Authorities say deputies shot and killed a man who came at them with a knife at the scene of a single-car crash in Southern California.

— TIED-UP MAN-ARRESTS — Authorities say three Fontana residents were arrested in connection with an attempted murder, torture and kidnapping case.


No event coverage planned.


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