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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

January 15, 2019

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org. John Rogers is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITY-THINGS TO KNOW

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced it is filing for bankruptcy, raising alarm bells about prices for customers of the nation’s largest utility and whether wildfire victims will get the money they are owed. Here are some key things to know about what happens next. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.

LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE

LOS ANGELES _ Teachers in theLos Angeles Unified School District walk picket lines for a second day as administrators urge them to return to classrooms and for their union to return to the bargaining table and work with administrators to lobby legislators for more school funds. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 866 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with day’s developments.

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_ TEACHER STRIKES-ISSUES _ The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last spring in states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, the strike that began Monday is unfolding in a liberal-leaning state and one of the country’s biggest cities. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 780 words, photos.

FACEBOOK-LOCAL NEWS INVESTMENT

NEW YORK _ Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed at supporting local news. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 512 words, photo.

OBIT-CAROL CHANNING

NEW YORK _ Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

_ CAT TENANTS _ Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. SENT: 131 words.

_ POLICE SHOOT STABBING SUSPECT _ Northern California authorities say a man was fatally shot by police after he stabbed two people and set a Vacaville home on fire, burning a child in the process. SENT: 137 words.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STORMS

LOS ANGELES _ A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe. SENT: 615 words, photos.

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_ CALIFORNIA STORMS-THE LATEST

BUSINESS

NETFLIX-PRICE INCREASE

SAN FRANCISCO _ Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 645 words, photo

EARNS-WELLS FARGO

NEW YORK _ Wells Fargo, the consumer banking giant, said its fourth-quarter profits fell slightly on Tuesday as the bank remains restrained by federal regulators, who put a tight leash on it after years of scandals and missteps. The San Francisco-based bank said it earned a profit of $6.06 billion in the last three months of a year, or $1.21 per share. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 380 words, photo.

ENTERTAINMENT

DRAGON BALL-FANDOM

LOS ANGELES — “Dragon Ball” may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years, with rappers sprinkling references in their rhymes and athletes channeling the character’s super powers when making big plays. That influence stateside is likely to grow Wednesday with the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Super: Broly ,” the 20th film in the “Dragon Ball” franchise. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 811 words, photos.

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_ MUSIC-ALICIA KEYS _ Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host. Photo.

SPORTS

BKN--COACH HEALTH AND WELLNESS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms. Coaches around the league are taking preventive measures to help deal with the grind and stresses of a long NBA season. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 1347 words, photos.

BOX--TIM DAHLBERG-MANNY PACQUIAO

LOS ANGELES _ Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao’s house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. On his final day of training camp, Pacquiao is reflective as he talks about his life, his career, and trying to chase another fight with Floyd Mayweather at the age of 40. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg SENT: 976 words, photos video, Podcast One Sports Podcast.

BKN--BULLS-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES _ The Bulls will be trying to snap a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday night when they face the Lakers, who have won the last three meetings with Chicago dating back to last season. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--WARRIORS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The top spot in the Western Conference will be up for grabs when the Denver Nuggets host Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. The Nuggets have won 12 straight at home. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

HKN--PENGUINS-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks go for their seventh straight win when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

HKN--KINGS-WILD

The Minnesota Wild stumble home from a humbling 7-4 loss at struggling Philadelphia to host another one of the NHL’s worst teams, Los Angeles, as the Kings kick off a three-game road trip. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

BKC--NEW MEXICO-SAN DIEGO STATE

SAN DIEGO _ San Diego State and New Mexico, which have struggled since the Aztecs beat the Lobos in the Mountain West tournament championship game in March, renew their rivalry Tuesday night. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

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__ BBO--JOHN WETTELAND ARREST _ Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14.

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