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

July 30, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

LAKEPORT, Calif. — A pair of wildfires that prompted authorities to order 15,000 people to evacuate barreled Monday toward small lake towns in Northern California, as officials farther north faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the state’s largest and deadliest recent blaze. By Marcio Sanchez and Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 930 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates from afternoon developments.

With:

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

DATING APP KILLING

LOS ANGELES — Investigators are looking into whether a man suspected of killing a woman he met on a dating app in New York City may have killed others, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Monday. By Colleen Long and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 695 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-DEBATING DETENTION

GOSHEN, Indiana — The sermon had been preached, the last prayers offered. Now, Mike Yoder decided, the time had come to share unsettling news. As congregants at Silverwood Mennonite Church chatted around a Sunday potluck spread, Yoder, a county commissioner for 13 years and a dairy farmer for much longer, huddled with Pastor Jeremy Shue at the edge of the hall. There was a very good chance, Yoder confided, that the nation’s newest immigration detention center would soon rise from a soybean field north of town. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 2,760 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

OBIT-RON DELLUMS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California’s first black congressman, has died at age 82. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

TRAVEL-COAST STARLIGHT TRAIN

LOS ANGELES — It was late Friday night and we were scouring the usual sites touting the top things to do in Los Angeles. Uninspired by our options and facing a long weekend without obligations, my husband and I made a last-minute booking on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight. By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 448 words, photos.

STINKY FLOWER

SAN MARINO, Calif. — A so-called corpse flower known for the rotten stench it releases when flowering is expected to bloom soon at the Huntington Library in Southern California. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo.

Also:

— WOMAN JUMPS FROM VAN — A woman has died after police believe she jumped out of a moving minivan in Orange County.

— BODE MILLER-DAUGHTER DROWNS — Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, hope that by talking about their 19-month daughter’s drowning death, they can prevent other parents from experiencing such heartbreak.

— TRAFFIC OFFICER KILLED — A Los Angeles traffic officer hit by a car and killed while issuing a parking citation last week has been identified as a 45-year-old resident of the city.

ENTERTAINMENT:

JAMES GUNN-OPEN LETTER

LOS ANGELES — Chris Pratt and his fellow “Guardians of the Galaxy” castmates are coming out in support of ousted director James Gunn 10 days after his firing. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 418 words, photos.

TV CRITICS WATCH

A rundown of top news from Television Critics Association panels, which will feature presentations Monday by PBS. Netflix announced a limited series with Octavia Spencer and a possible new season of “Master of None” on Sunday. By Lynn Elber and Pablo Arauz Pena. SENT: 700 words, photos. Will be updated.

SPORTS:

BKN--LEBRON SPEAKS

AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James makes his first public comments since deciding to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers — for the second time — and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA superstar has opened a school for Akron’s most challenged students that will also provide support for parents. By Tom Withers. SENT: 314 words. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

FBN--RAMS-SHIELDS’ JOURNEY

IRVINE, Calif. — Nearly two years after Sam Shields’ fourth recorded concussion nearly ended his NFL career, the former Pro Bowl cornerback is back in pads for the first time with the Los Angeles Rams. The Super Bowl champion strongly considered giving up the game, but decided he couldn’t stop: “I have a tough mind.” By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--49ERS-MCKINNON

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jerick McKinnon said his head was spinning when he first arrived in San Francisco as the 49ers featured back this offseason. But he now is hitting his stride and should be a big part of San Francisco’s offense. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBN--JETS-DARNOLD SIGNS

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have signed Sam Darnold to a four-year, $30.25 million deal, ending the rookie quarterback’s contract holdout. The former Southern California quarterback missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details of his contract. By Sports Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 555 words.

HALL OF FAME-OWENS

Despite his decision to not attend Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be “honored” by the hall for his NFL career. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 452 words, photos.

BBN--BREWERS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado makes his home debut for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who send Kenta Maeda to the mound against rookie Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers in the series opener. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BBA--BLUE JAYS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Edwin Jackson takes the mound as the Oakland Athletics return home to host the Toronto Blue Jays. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--GIANTS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Lefty Derek Holland and the San Francisco Giants open a two-game series against rookie lefty Eric Lauer and the San Diego Padres, who have lost five straight and 12 of 14 overall. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

Also:

— SOC--MLS-ALL-STAR GAME-IBRAHIMOVIC — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game on Wednesday in Atlanta.

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