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

December 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ROSE PARADE

PASADENA, Calif. _ Final preparations were underway Monday for Pasadena’s 130th Rose Parade, which forecasters say could challenge spectators with chilly and blustery conditions as a cold Santa Ana wind event develops in Southern California. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

STATE LEGISLATURES-2019

Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,496 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ WEAPONS SEIZED _ Los Angeles police have seized numerous weapons including a rocket launcher after a citizen reported seeing an armed man.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ Coverage of the 130th Rose Parade and 105th Rose Bowl.

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