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

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SAN FRANCISCO _ A judicial commission is expected to confirm 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. By Sudhin Thanawala. UPCOMING: Story expected by 2:30 p.m.


NEW YORK _ Audrey Geisel, the widow of children’s author Dr. Seuss and longtime overseer of his literary estate, has died. Random House Children’s Books announced that she died Wednesday at age 97. She died “peacefully” at her home in La Jolla, California. SENT: 262 words, photo.


LOS ANGELES _ A ruptured water main flooded a South Los Angeles neighborhood early Friday, creating a huge hole that almost swallowed a resident and left several vehicles submerged. SENT: 80 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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: 670 words, photos.


_ 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.


_No event coverage planned.


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