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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

July 12, 2018

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, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,052 words, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. Her effort if successful will thwart her longshot rival’s very real chance at capturing the party nod when the committee votes Saturday. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 897 words, photos.


BOSTON — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. By David A. Lieb and Steve Leblanc. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.



SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The California Coastal Commission was set to decide Thursday whether access to a secluded beach can be restricted by a 9-foot iron fence, a locking gate with a $100 annual key fee and a gate attendant. SENT: 380 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon meeting.


— COUNCILWOMAN ASSAULT — The city of Oakland will pay $2.2 million to settle a claim by a former Black Panther leader who was injured in 2015 after a city councilwoman punched and pushed her.

— PRIVATE COLLEGES CLOSURES — Officials say two private colleges in the San Francisco Bay area will close because of declining enrollment.

— STORAGE UNITS BODIES — A 20-year-old man convicted of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit has been sentenced to three life sentences in prison.


— ELDERLY MAN BEATEN — A 30-year-old Los Angeles woman accused of beating a 92-year-old man with a brick has been charged with attempted murder and elder abuse.

— CALIFORNIA THUNDERSTORMS — Thunderstorms are again dumping heavy rain in some mountain and desert areas of Southern California.

— CHAIN SAW ATTACK — Southern California authorities are looking for a man believed to have attacked his wife with a chain saw.

— CONDO BODIES — Three people have been found dead in a Southern California condominium.

— NEWCASTLE DISEASE-CALIFORNIA — Poultry in parts of two Southern California counties is under quarantine due to outbreaks of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard birds.

— MARIJUANA RAID-DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — Federal law officers have seized more than 4,000 marijuana plants at a growing operation in Death Valley National Park thanks to a tip from hikers in the area along the California-Nevada line.

— LA ZOO GORILLA — A female western lowland gorilla is making her debut at the Los Angeles Zoo. Photos.



MILWAUKEE — Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone. On Friday, Milwaukee will ask a judge to order California-based Bird Rides to remove its scooters from the city. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 758 words, photos.


— FACEBOOK-SEC PROBE — A report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned its investors about privacy lapses involving the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.

— TESLA-TAX CREDIT — Tesla Inc. says its customers won’t get the full $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit after Dec. 31.



LOS ANGELES — Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year’s winner “The Handmaid’s Tale,” while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 830 words, photos.



— EMMY NOMINATIONS-LIST — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-SNUBS & SURPRISES — A look at this year’s Emmy nomination oddities. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 500 words.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-MUSIC — Music stars in competition for Emmys this year include Bruno Mars, Sara Bareilles, Ricky Martin and John Legend, who earned two nominations. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 270 words, photos.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-FACTS AND FIGURES — Interesting details about the nominees for the 70th annual Emmy Awards. UPCOMING: 500 words.



LOS ANGELES — An awkward middle school girl might be the last subject one would expect a 27-year-old male comedian to spotlight in his directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” but Bo Burnham has never exactly followed a script. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 957 words, photos.


— PEOPLE-TYLER PERRY — Tyler Perry is warning fans not to get scammed. Photo.



HOUSTON — Oakland’s Trevor Cahill will come off the disabled list to start against Houston’s Charlie Morton when the Athletics and Astros wrap up a four-game series. Oakland has won two of the first three games. By Kristie Rieken. Game started at 11:10 a.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels conclude their series against Jean Segura and the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — Ross Stripling and the Los Angeles Dodgers go for a series victory against struggling Tyson Ross and the last-place San Diego Padres. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The eight games Thursday include: Heat-Pelicans, Knicks-Celtics, Grizzlies-Thunder, 76ers-Suns, Spurs-Bucks, Clippers-Lakers, Jazz-Magic, Hawks-Trail Blazers. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. Games started at noon.


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