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

May 16, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

LOS ANGELES _ Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement’s response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. By Stefanie Dazio. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

HOLLYWOOD-HEARTBEAT LAW

LOS ANGELES _ Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed “Hollywood of the South.” But in the week since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, none of the major film or television studios have commented on the issue or altered production plans. By Lindsey Bahr and Sanya Mansoor. SENT: 827 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA STORMS

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. _ Slopes of the Sierra Nevada sported fresh powder Thursday as a winter-like storm moved through California, adding to a snowpack and rainfall accumulations that are already well above normal. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

TESLA CRASH

DETROIT _ A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined. By Tom Krisher. SENT: words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CALIFORNIA SHOOTING-EXONERATION _ A Northern California man wrongfully convicted in a 2002 drive-by shooting that left a man paralyzed has been exonerated and freed after 17 years in prison.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_No event coverage planned.

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