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

January 7, 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, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SACRAMENTO _ California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 800 words, photos.





SAN FRANCISCO _ Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in 70 years. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 648 words, photo.




LOS ANGELES _ A 42-year-old parolee was charged with killing a man as he camped with his daughters in a Southern California state park and shooting at 10 other campers and drivers over two years, prosecutors said Monday. By Brian Melley. SENT: 309 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with arraignment.



SAN FRANCISCO _ Utility crews worked Monday to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California, toppling utility poles and trees and prompting the temporary closure of a major interstate highway after motorists were trapped in the Sierra Nevada by whiteout conditions. SENT: 342 words, photos.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Black activists on Monday called for leadership changes and protests at an Alabama civil rights museum after it rescinded an award for political activist Angela Davis, a move the mayor said followed complaints from the Jewish community. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 514 words, photos.



SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. _ For years, the disappearance of the McStay family from their San Diego County home puzzled investigators, with no signs of forced entry and the couple’s credit cards untouched. After their remains were found years later in a remote desert location more than 100 miles away, authorities charged a Southern California man with the killings, alleging he bludgeoned his business partner, partner’s wife and two young sons with a sledgehammer before burying them. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated; time uncertain.


_ PG&E-STOCK SLIDE _ California’s largest power company was battered in Wall Street trading on reports that it’s considering bankruptcy protection in the face of potentially crippling liability damages from a spate of wildfires. Photos.



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The Golden Globe Awards looked like it had gone entirely back to frothy, bubbly business as usual, until Regina King did the impossible: She got the orchestra to stop playing her off. Not even Lady Gaga had that much power. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 826 words, photos.


_ WRITERS GUILD AWARDS-NOMINATIONS _ The scripts for “Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born” are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. Photos.

_ _ SUPREME COURT-TV-FEUD LAWSUIT _ The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Olivia de Havilland over the FX Networks miniseries “Feud: Bette and Joan,” which centered on the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Photo.



SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ No. 1 Alabama faces No. 2 Clemson for the fourth straight season in the College Football Playoff and third time for the national championship. The winner becomes the first 15-0 FBS champion, and Tide coach Nick Saban is looking for his record seventh national title. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words, with photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The College Football Playoff management committee, comprised of the FBS conference commissioners, meets after a month of much chatter about possible changes to the five-year postseason system. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 600 words.


COSTA MESA, Calif. _ The Los Angeles Chargers got their first postseason win in five years by beating the youngest QB to start a playoff game. Their next challenge is having to go on the road and beat the most experienced postseason QB of them all. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.


_ FBN--CHARGERS-HENRY _ The Los Angeles Chargers have added tight end Hunter Henry to the roster, less than eight months after he suffered a knee injury during an offseason workout.


FRISCO, Texas _ Owner Jerry Jones likened the recovery of his Dallas Cowboys from a 3-5 start to their first playoff win in four years to a boom-or-bust wagon train bound for California. Lo and behold, the Cowboys are set for a divisional game against the LA Rams, not far from their training camp home. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


Imagine this: Kevin Durant is out of bounds by an enormous margin, all three referees somehow miss the obvious infraction and Golden State winds up getting a basket that it didn’t deserve to take the lead with a few seconds remaining. It seemed implausible. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,221 words, photos.


DALLAS _ LeBron James is expected to miss another meeting with Dirk Nowitzki, this time what figures to be the final one, when the Lakers visit the Mavericks. James is out with a strained groin after Nowitzki missed a pair of Lakers wins in LA rehabbing his surgically repaired ankle. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Orlando Magic visit the Sacramento Kings. By Jeff Weidel. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The Los Angeles Kings visit the San Jose Sharks. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


_ BKL--SPARKS PRESIDENT _ The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Danita Johnson as president and chief operation officer in her second stint with the WNBA team.

_ FBO--PACIFIC PRO FOOTBALL _ Agent Don Yee and three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey will head Pacific Pro Football, which will provide an alternative path to the NFL that has never existed. By Sports Writer Bernie Wilson.


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