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

February 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

WESTERN STORMS

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. _ Two California communities north of San Francisco were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks inundated them overnight, authorities said. One of them, the small city of Guerneville, “is officially an island,” the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A short time later, an official said the nearby town of Monte Rio was also isolated by floodwaters with all roads leading to it swamped. By Haven Daley and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 440 words, photos.

With:

_ WESTERN STORMS-THE LATEST

BORDER WALL-PROTOTYPES

SAN DIEGO _ The Trump administration is set to demolish eight prototypes of the president’s prized border wall, saying elements of them have been melded into current designs and that they have served their purpose. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from demolition expected to start at 9 a.m.

CALIFORNIA UTILITY BANKRUPTCY

SAN FRANCISCO _ Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. heads back to bankruptcy court to obtain billions more in financing. UPCOMING: Coverage on merits. UPCOMING: Coverage on merits.

TRANSGENDER TROOPS

SAN DIEGO _ Lindsey Muller served in the Army as a man for nearly a decade before telling her commanders in 2014 that she identified as a woman and would resign because military policy barred transgender personnel. Her superiors, citing her outstanding performance, urged the decorated attack helicopter pilot to stay, so she did. After then-President Barack Obama changed the policy, she started dressing in uniform as a woman. Muller went on to be recommended for a promotion as the surgery to complete her gender transition was scheduled, but the operation was postponed in 2017 when President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was reinstituting the ban. By Julie Watson and Jennifer Mcdermott. SENT: 1,080 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. testimony to Congress.

MOTHER-SON BALCONY PLUNGE

UPLAND, Calif. _ Investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine why a California woman allegedly fatally injured her infant daughter, dropped her young son off a second-story apartment building landing and then jumped herself. SENT: 414 words, photos.

With:

_ MOTHER-SON BALCONY PLUNGE-THE LATEST

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ Storm coverage.

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