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BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

February 28, 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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA FLOODS

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. _ A Northern California man was swept away by floodwaters and died trying to get to his home where three children were trapped, authorities said Thursday, as residents of two communities 150 miles to the south were marooned by the worst flooding there in more than 20 years. By Haven Daley and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 595 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, photos, video by 3:30 p.m.

With:

_ CALIFORNIA FLOODS-THE LATEST

_CALIFORNIA-WET WINTER, from LOS ANGELES _ California is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago. By John Antczak. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITY

SAN FRANCISCO _ Bankrupt Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. inched closer to taking responsibility for the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, saying Thursday it is “probable” that one of its transmission lines sparked the blaze last year that killed 86 people and destroyed most of the city of Paradise. By Sudhin Thanawala and Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 396 words, photos. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m.

CALIFORNIA-RECYCLING LOSSES

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, according to a new report made public Thursday. By Don Thompson. SENT: 660 words, photos.

CAPITOL:

CALIFORNIA-CHARTER SCHOOLS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California’s 1,300 charter schools will soon face stricter transparency requirements under legislation pushed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. A bill passed by lawmakers Thursday comes on the sixth day of a teachers strike in Oakland, where one of the demands has been more transparency for charter schools. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 500 words, photos.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

MONGOLS MOTORCYCLE CLUB-RACKETEERING

SANTA ANA, Calif. _ A California federal judge has refused to order the Mongols motorcycle gang to forfeit its trademarked logo, delivering a blow to prosecutors. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter said Thursday that such an order would have been unconstitutional. SENT: 136 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

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_ MOTHER-SON BALCONY PLUNGE _ Prosecutors have charged a California mother in the death of her infant daughter and for injuries sustained by her son after police say he was dropped from an apartment building’s second story.

_ NEWCASTLE DISEASE-CALIFORNIA _ State agricultural authorities are further restricting movement of birds as they work to eradicate virulent Newcastle disease from a large area of Southern California.

BUSINESS:

SPACEX-CREW CAPSULE

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. _ Southern California-based SpaceX closes in on human spaceflight with this weekend’s debut of a new capsule designed for astronauts. The six-day test flight will be real in every regard, beginning with a Florida liftoff Saturday and a docking the next day with the International Space Station. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 859 words, photos.

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_ YOUTUBE-SUSPENDS COMMENTS _ YouTube says it will turn off comments on most videos that feature kids. The change comes after advertisers began boycotting the site last week in response to inappropriate comments made on videos of minors.

ENTERTAINMENT:

PEOPLE-LUKE PERRY

LOS ANGELES _ “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills, 90210″ star Luke Perry has been hospitalized, his publicist said Thursday. Arnold Robinson tells The Associated Press on that the 52-year-old actor is “currently under observation” at the hospital. SENT: 252 words, photos.

OBIT-ANDRE PREVIN

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ‘n’ blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova said Previn passed away in his Manhattan home. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE

LOS ANGELES _ The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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_ PEOPLE-LADY GAGA _ It was acting, not love, when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang a duet Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards. Photo.

SPORTS:

HKN--STARS-KINGS

LOS ANGELES _ The Dallas Stars, who are one point out of the wild card in the Western Conference, visit the Los Angeles Kings. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--WARRIORS-MAGIC

ORLANDO, Fla. _ A night after losing to Miami on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, the Golden State Warriors visit the Orlando Magic, who are trying to battle their way into contention for a playoff berth. By Dick Scanlon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.

BKC--USC-UCLA

LOS ANGELES _ UCLA takes on against crosstown rival Southern California in the Bruins’ last regular-season home game with the teams tied in the Pac-12 standings. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--WASHINGTON ST-STANFORD

STANFORD, Calif. _ Stanford hosts Washington State. By Rick Eymer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--T25-WASHINGTON-CALIFORNIA

BERKELEY, Calif. _ California seeks its first Pac-12 win when the Golden Bears host No. 25 Washington. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

BKC--T25-GONZAGA-PACIFIC

STOCKTON, Calif. _ No. 1 Gonzaga visits Pacific. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

BKC--SACRAMENTO STATE-EASTERN WASHINGTON

CHENEY, Wash. _ Sacramento State plays Eastern Washington at Reese Court. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6:05 p.m.

BKC--LONG BEACH STATE-UC SANTA BARBARA

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. _ Long Beach State plays UC Santa Barbara at Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO _ San Diego plays San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--CAL POLY-CAL STATE FULLERTON

FULLERTON, Calif. _ Cal Poly plays Cal State Fullerton at Titan Gym. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--SEATTLE-CALIFORNIA BAPTIST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ Seattle plays California Baptist at CBU Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--PORTLAND-SAINT MARY’S

MORAGA, Calif. _ Portland plays Saint Mary’s at McKeon Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m.

BKC--UC IRVINE-UC DAVIS

DAVIS, Calif. _ UC Irvine plays UC Davis at The Pavilion at ARC. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m.

BKC--SANTA CLARA-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

LOS ANGELES _ Santa Clara plays Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m.

Also:

_ BBN--DODGERS-MILLER _ Infielder Brad Miller has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to big league spring training.

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