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

March 29, 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 Amanda Lee Myers. 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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BOSTON _ A procession of wealthy parents, from a Napa Valley vineyard owner to a Hot Pockets heiress, appeared in court Friday to hear charges that they paid bribes to get their children into top colleges. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 800 words by 3 p.m.




SAN FRANCISCO _ Small signs of rebuilding the California town of Paradise after it was destroyed by wildfire are sprouting this spring, including the issuing of the first permits to construct two the 11,000 homes destroyed five months ago. By Paul Elias. SENT: 400 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.” By Candice Choi. SENT: 550 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ United Airlines offered Friday withdraw from a $69 million deal to change Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum into United Airlines Memorial Coliseum following criticism that adding a corporate name is disrespectful to the facility’s history of honoring troops who fought and died in World War I. By John Antczak. SENT: 420 words, photos.




_ TRANSIT FATAL SHOOTING _ Police in Northern California say a woman was fatally shot in the parking lot of a train station in Oakland and that a man is being sought in the killing.

_ STATE ALLERGIES LAWSUIT _ An appeals court has ruled in favor of a California state employee who was awarded $3 million by a jury that found his supervisors harassed him and ignored his documented allergies to perfume and certain chemicals.

_ HELICOPTER CRASH-TEXAS _ The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from California has died in a helicopter crash in the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas. Photos.

_ PRESIDIO BEES _ A rare species of sand-loving bees is making a comeback in San Francisco’s Presidio for the first time in about a century.



WICHITA, Kan. _ A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for making bogus emergency calls to authorities across the U.S., including one that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online players over $1.50 bet in the Call of Duty: WWII video game. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 725 words, photos.


_ MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT _ The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says a raid by its cannabis compliance team this week led to seizure of hundreds of thousands of illegal marijuana plants and thousands of pounds of processed marijuana for sale.



Lyft’s shares soared as the company went public Friday, giving investors their first chance to bet on the future of the ride-hailing industry. By Cathy Bussewitz and Michael Liedtke. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Netflix’s cancellation of “One Day at a Time” has led to an outcry on social media by the show’s viewers. And fans of CW’s “Jane the Virgin” are preparing to say goodbye a show entering its fifth and final season. The departure of the two Latino-themed shows demonstrates the challenges such projects still encounter on networks and streaming services. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 820 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ George Clooney is calling for the boycott of nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with ties to the sultan of Brunei, which next month will implement Islamic criminal laws to punish gay sex by stoning offenders to death. SENT: 170 words, photos.


_ JENNER-TRESPASSER ARRESTED _ U.S. immigration authorities have arrested a Canadian man who has twice been convicted of trespassing at the California home of model and Kardashian family member Kendall Jenner.

_ GLAAD AWARDS _ Jay-Z and Beyonce have dedicated their GLAAD award to her uncle, who died of HIV-related complications.



ARCADIA, Calif. _ Racing resumes at Santa Anita for the first time after a 3 1/2-week break in the wake of the deaths of 22 horses during the winter meet. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ A seven-game losing streak has put a serious dent into San Jose’s hopes for a division title and now has the Sharks scrambling to hold onto home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m.


BERKELEY, Calif. _ A person familiar with the move says California has hired Mark Fox as its new men’s basketball coach to replace the fired Wyking Jones. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: 440 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The Golden State Warriors visit the Minnesota Timberwolves for the second time in 11 days, with the race for the top seed in the Western Conference with the Denver Nuggets still tight. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


_ BKN--CELTICS-FAN BANNED _ The Boston Celtics have banned a fan from its games for two years for being verbally abusive toward the Warriors during their only visit to Boston this season. Photos.


LOS ANGELES _ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers host Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets, who have won four straight in their desperate attempt to claw back into the playoff picture. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Matt Harvey makes his Angels debut after signing an $11 million, one-year contract in December when he pitches against the Oakland Athletics. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _Ross Stripling takes the mound when the Los Angeles Dodgers return from hitting eight homers on opening day against the Diamondbacks, who counter with Robbie Ray. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


SAN DIEGO _ Manny Machado looks for his first hit with San Diego when the Padres face left-hander Derek Holland and the San Francisco Giants. San Diego counters with lefty Joey Lucchesi. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


CALGARY _ The Anaheim Ducks visit the Calgary Flames. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


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