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

December 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

IMMIGRATION-ZERO TOLERANCE

SAN DIEGO _ One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported them to Mexico, making it impossible for them to appear. In a rebuke to the government, the judge immediately dismissed all charges and ordered that their bond money be returned. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 966 words, photos.

With:

_ MIGRANT CARAVAN _ Several asylum seekers, joined by two members of the U.S. Congress, waited on a small patch of U.S. soil for hours demanding that their claims be processed immediately, challenging a U.S. policy to make people wait in Mexico if there are capacity constraints. By Moises Castillo. Photos.

CALIFORNIA-JERRY BROWN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California Gov. Jerry Brown does a Q and A with the Sacramento Press Club. UPCOMING: Developing from noon event.

ELON MUSK-TUNNEL

LOS ANGELES _ Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways. Musk also plans to show off the autonomous cars that will carry people through the test tunnel. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 517 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

SURGEON GENERAL-TEEN VAPING

WASHINGTON _ The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials must take “aggressive steps” to keep children from using e-cigarettes. Federal law bars the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18. By Health Writer Matthew Perrone. SENT: 500 words, photos.

POP CULTURE MOMENTS

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics, politics, and more politics occupying the zeitgeist and sucking the proverbial air out of the room. Still, if you wanted a break from that, there was a royal wedding with something for everyone, some groundbreaking movies, the return of Mary Poppins (to the screen) and Harry Potter (to Broadway), a goodbye to some favorite celebrities, a tale of two coats that were more than just coats, and more. Join us on a highly selective chronological journey through a year in pop culture. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

SPY SATELLITE

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. _ A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday night. UPCOMING: Developing from 5:57 p.m. launch, however, forecast gives only 20 percent chance of favorable weather.

IN BRIEF:

_ CALIFORNIA SURF _ Powerful, dangerous waves continue to pound much of the California coast. Photos.

_ PEOPLE-SHIRLEY MACLAINE _ Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. Photo.

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