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

September 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

RELAXING SCHOOL DRESS CODES

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts. As students settle into the new school term, gone are restrictions on ripped jeans and hoodies in class. If students want to come to school in pajamas, that’s OK, too. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 842 words, photos, video.

REALITY SHOW DOCTOR-RAPES

LOS ANGELES — A California surgeon and a co-defendant have denied allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them, their lawyers said. SENT: 370 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the California woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,013 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-TAX OVERHAUL

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — In their quest to regain the majority in the U.S. House, Democrats are focusing on the potntial for the new Republican tax law to hurt certain voters in high-tax states such as California, New Jersey and New York. The three states combined have about a dozen competitive House seats, roughly half the number Democrats need to retake the chamber. Many are in places where voters are upset about the law’s limits on local tax deductions. By Geoff Mulvihill and Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

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WEAPONS RESTRAINING ORDERS

LOS ANGELES — A 2016 law allowing certain people to ask judges to bar individuals who are believed to be dangerous from having guns has rarely been used in its first two years, the Los Angeles Times reports. UPCOMING: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FARM LABOR FIGHT — A 2013 vote by workers at one of the nation’s largest fruit growers has finally been counted, showing Gerawan Farming Inc. employees chose to oust the United Farm Workers as their representative.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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