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

January 3, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. _ California water managers on Thursday will conduct the season’s first Sierra Nevada snow survey, a key measurement of the state’s future water supply. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. measurement.


WASHINGTON _ Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts _ or worked to stop her. Pelosi is poised to be elected Thursday as House speaker, the only woman who has held the office and now one of few elected officials who will be returning to it. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 794 words, photos.


BEIJING _ Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below projections, a decrease he traced mainly to China. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 916 words, photos.


DETROIT _ Tesla made about 9,300 more vehicles than it delivered last year, raising concerns among industry analysts that inventory is growing as demand for the company’s electric cars may be starting to wane. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 754 words, photos.


CANBERRA, Australia _ Californian solo sailor Abby Sunderland said on Thursday her “heart skipped a beat” with news that the yacht she abandoned in the remote Indian Ocean in 2010 during and ill-fated round-the-world attempt had been found off the Australian coast. By Rod McGuirk. SENT: 235 words, photos.


_ FOSTER ARRESTED _ Prosecutors in Florida have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against NFL player Reuben Foster more than a month after he was released from the San Francisco 49ers following his arrest.

_ GOLDEN GLOBES-PRESENTERS _ Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller and Idris Elba are among the first presenters announced for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

_ SHACKLED CHILDREN-HOUSE _ A Southern California home where authorities say a couple tortured most of their 13 children has been sold in an online auction.

_ IN-LAWS MURDERED _ A Southern California man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his in-laws who were visiting from China.

_ APARTMENT FIRE _ A Southern California couple jumped from a second-floor window to escape an early morning apartment building fire.

_ UBER DRIVER-HEART ATTACK _ An Uber driver had a heart attack while driving, forcing two passengers to jump out of the car on a Northern California highway.


_ No event coverage planned.


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