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

August 10, 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. Christopher Weber 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

LAKE ELSINORE — More than a thousand firefighters battled to keep a raging Southern California forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods Friday before the expected return of blustery winds that drove the flames to new ferocity a day earlier. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency late Thursday for Orange and Riverside counties as the fire carved its way along ridges in the Cleveland National Forest. By Ringo H.w. Chiu And Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. Developing.

With:

—CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-BEAR CUB

WAREHOUSE PARTY FIRE

OAKLAND — Two men who accepted a deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. It’s typical for California prison inmates who keep a good disciplinary record to be released after serving half their terms. By Paul Elias. SENT: 625 words, photos. Developing.

FILM-CASEY AFFLECK

LOS ANGELES — Casey Affleck has been mostly absent from the public eye for the past year, but in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and with a new film coming out this fall, he is for the first time addressing lingering questions about earlier harassment allegations. The 42-year-old actor, producer and director is taking responsibility for the “unprofessional” atmosphere on the set of 2010′s “I’m Still Here” that led to civil lawsuits from two women who worked on the film. He also spoke to The Associated Press about what he’s learned from the #MeToo conversation and what he’s doing at his production company to bring new voices into Hollywood. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 875 words, photos.

WNBA PLAYOFF CHASE

NEW YORK — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the postseason. The defending champions still have a long way to go to get a bye or two in the first round. The Lynx reached the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year with Thursday night’s win over Las Vegas. Seven teams have clinched playoff berths while Dallas isn’t far off from claiming that final position despite losing six consecutive games. The Wings still hold a 2 1/2 game lead over Las Vegas. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 600 words, photos.

Also:

— HEROIN SMUGGLER — Authorities seized 92 pounds (42 kilograms) of heroin valued at more than $870,000 from an 81-year-old woman attempting to smuggle the drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border.

— WRONG-WAY CRASH — Authorities say a driver was arrested after two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on the 91 Freeway in Riverside.

— KANYE WEST-JIMMY KIMMEL — Kanye West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people.

— AI WEIWEI-PEN AMERICA — Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, will be honored this fall by PEN America.

’UPCOMING TOMORROW:

— Wildfires coverage.

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