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

December 21, 2018

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:

TRUMP-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON _ Racing toward a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump appeared dug in Friday in a standoff with Democrats over his demand for billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico border wall money. By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Zeke Miller. SENT: 974 words, photos.

With:

_ TRUMP-BORDER WALL-THE LATEST

UNITED STATES-MEXICO-ASYLUM

TIJUANA, Mexico _ The Trump administration’s decision to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts was made with crucial details still unknown. That creates uncertainty along the border and possibly an incentive for people to cross illegally before the change take effect. By Moises Castillo and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR-SUPREME COURT

SAN FRANCISCO _ A judicial commission has confirmed the nomination to the California Supreme Court of a senior adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown who was instrumental in hundreds of other judicial appointments made by the governor. SENT: 127 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

SACRAMENTO

CALIFORNIA POPULATION

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California’s population grew by 215,000 people but is still shy of 40 million, the state announced Friday. The population of the most populous state hit 39.8 million as of July 1, 2018. SENT: 250 words.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

OBIT-AUDREY GEISEL

LOS ANGELES _ As the children’s author Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, he told his wife she would have to look after The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the Grinch and all the beloved characters he created. It was a mission Audrey Geisel embraced for more than a quarter century, carefully guarding the whimsical works by the man less-well known as Theodor Geisel and expanding the Seuss legacy by promoting a highly profitable, multimedia brand, from books and films to theme park rides and the Broadway show “Seussical.” Audrey Geisel, 97 died Wednesday at her home in the La Jolla section of San Diego. By Brian Melley. SENT: 388 words. UPCOMING: New approach.

WATER MAIN RUPTURE

LOS ANGELES _ A broken water main flooded the streets of a Los Angeles neighborhood Friday, forcing residents to flee their homes and leaving several vehicles submerged. SENT: 213 words.

Also:

_ DEPUTY ATTACKED _ The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy is OK after being attacked by a baseball bat-wielding suspect, who was shot.

_ SWAT STANDOFF _ The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says a wounded man is in custody after shootout with deputies and a six-hour standoff in Pauma Valley.

_ SURFER DEATH _ A surfer has died during a night session on the Malibu coast.

BUSINESS:

BREAKING UP WITH FACEBOOK

NEW YORK _ Every relationship has a breaking point. Even yours with Facebook. There’s a way out, though the social network will try to win you back with promises to do better. Maybe even flowers. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 785 words, photo.

MAUI-SUGARCANE LANDS

WAILUKU, Hawaii _ A former sugarcane grower has sold its 64 square miles of Maui farm land to Mahi Pono, a venture between California-based Pomona Farming and Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board. SENT: 254 words.

ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM-VICE-CHRISTIAN BALE-AMY ADAMS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Christian Bale had a choice to make. He’d been hemming and hawing about Adam McKay’s very unconventional proposition that he play Dick Cheney in a biopic about the former vice president of the United States, and his deadline to decide was coming up. ” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 1,066 words, photos, video.

MUSIC-CARPENTERS

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. _ Karen Carpenter has now been gone longer than she was alive. Yet her best work may have just been released, at least according to her brother, arranger and performing partner, Richard, who has made it his mission to keep her singing voice resonant and relevant since her death 35 years ago. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 674 words, photos.

FILM-ON THE BASIS OF SEX

LOS ANGELES _ Director Mimi Leder and star Felicity Jones spotlight Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her early days in a new biopic. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

MUSIC-BEYONCE ALBUMS

NEW YORK _ There’s no more juice in Beyonce’s lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 305 words, photo.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK _ Netflix has been named The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year, voted by members of the news cooperative. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 765 words.

AP POLL-CHRISTMAS SONGS-MOVIES

LOS ANGELES _ Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” a new poll shows. SENT: 508 words.

With:

_ AP POLL-CHRISTMAS SONGS-MOVIES-LIST _ List of Americans’ favorite top Christmas songs and movies or holiday special as listed in AP-NORC poll. SENT: 280 words.

SPORTS:

FBC--SIGNING PERIOD-WRAPUP

Some traditional recruiting heavyweights have plenty of work to do in the next several weeks to sign the level of talent they usually attract. As college football’s early signing period concluded Friday, Southern California was outside the top 20 and Miami wasn’t in the top 30 of the team standings in composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. By Sports Writer Steve Megargee. SENT: 777 words, photos.

FBC--T25-ROSE BOWL-WASHINGTON’S DUO

SEATTLE _ A relationship that may have started a bit rocky between Washington’s Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin has turned into one of the more remarkable partnerships in college football. The two four-year starters will close out their careers in the Rose Bowl. By Tim Booth. SENT: 760 words.

FBN--49ERS-McGLINCHEY

SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ San Francisco 49ers rookie right tackle Mike McGlinchey’s tour through the top pass rushers in the league will feature Khalil Mack this week. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BBA--RANGERS-A’S-RAYS TRADE

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Texas traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday in a three-team team that included Tampa Bay and netted the Rangers four prospects. Oakland also reached an agreement on a two-year-old contract with free agent right-hander Joakim Soria, giving the A’s a reliable and versatile reliever. By Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 472 words.

Also:

_ BBN--GIANTS-VENDITTE _ Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

_ BBA--RANGERS-A’S-RAYS TRADE _ Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and netted Texas four players.

BKN--GRIZZLIES-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN--PELICANS-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES _ LeBron James and the Lakers will be trying to snap a two-game losing streak Sunday when they host New Orleans on Friday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKW--T25-STANFORD-BUFFALO

AMHERST, N.Y. _ Alanna Smith scored 30 points and No. 8 Stanford finally pulled away from pesky Buffalo for a 62-55 win on Friday afternoon. Nadia Fingall scored six of her 12 points in the fourth quarter. By Sports Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 460 words.

BKW--T25-UC IRVINE-OREGON

EUGENE, Ore. _ No. 7 Oregon hosts UC Irvine on Friday afternoon. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game started at noon.

BKC--UC IRVINE-BUTLER

INDIANAPOLIS _ UC Irvine plays Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: Game starts at 3:30 p.m.

BKC--SACRAMENTO STATE-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE _ Sacramento State plays Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--IDAHO-SANTA CLARA

SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Idaho plays Santa Clara at Leavey Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--SAN JOSE STATE-CALIFORNIA

BERKELEY, Calif. _ San Jose State plays California at Haas Pavilion. By Joe Stiglich. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--TEXAS-ARLINGTON-CAL POLY

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. _ Texas-Arlington plays Cal Poly at Robert A. Mott Gymnasium. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--SOUTHERN UTAH-USC

LOS ANGELES _ USC looks to snap a four-game losing streak as it faces Southern Utah and begins a stretch of four straight home games. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

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