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

August 6, 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. Christopher Weber 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEADLY SHOOTING-BAY BRIDGE

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say a man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that caused a multiple-vehicle collision and shut down all traffic lanes for hours. California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz says the men were riding in an SUV heading from San Francisco to Oakland early Monday when a vehicle pulled alongside it and someone opened fire at the SUV, which collided with another car. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos, video. Developing.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

LAKEPORT — Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather have continued to grow in Northern California. Officials said Monday that the two fires about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of San Francisco were 30 percent contained and have scorched 428 square miles (1,108 square kilometers). SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Developing.

SMALL PLANE CRASH

SANTA ANA — Witnesses watched in horror as a small plane banked low in sunny skies over a Southern California shopping center and then suddenly nosedived, crashing into a parking lot and killing all five people on board. Ella Pham and her boyfriend were walking across the lot Sunday when they saw the twin-engine Cessna plummet. SENT: 400 words, photos, video. Developing.

MIDTERMS-MICHELLE OBAMA

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. The former first lady, a co-chairwoman of a nonpartisan organization to encourage voting, announced Monday that the When We All Vote Week of Action will be held Sept. 22-29. By Ashley Thomas. SENT: 300 words, photos.

OBIT-CHARLOTTE RAE

LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home Sunday with her family at her side, said her publicist, Harlan Boll. A cause of death was not immediately available, but Rae was diagnosed last year with bone cancer after beating pancreatic cancer, Boll said. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 850 words, photos.

Also:

— BRADY BUNCH HOUSE — Lance Bass thought he had bought the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of “The Brady Bunch.” He even invited Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia in the sitcom, over for dinner.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

— Wildfires coverage.

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