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

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! 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. Christopher Weber is on the Los Angeles 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



WASHINGTON _ Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. “It’s a free-for-all,” Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley, said by telephone Monday, as Yosemite National Park officials announced closings of some minimally supervised campgrounds and public areas within the park that are overwhelmed. By Ellen Knickmeyer And Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 900 words, photos.


PASADENA _ Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 130th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year’s Day and millions more watched on TV. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the UPS Store that featured a book-reading, ballet-practicing ostrich named Olive decked out with more than 30,000 pale pink carnations. SENT: 400 words, photos.


UNDATED _ From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 delivered a unique perspective on humanity, geopolitics, and the forces of nature that have upended lives and landscape. Here’s a look at eight of the most striking news images captured by satellite imagery company Digital Globe _ and photos made by Associated Press photographers who were on the ground: By Desmond Butler. SENT: 600 words, photos.


_ MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN _ U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who were trying to breach the border fence in Tijuana. With AP Photos.

_ GIRL SHOT _ Authorities say a 9-year-old California girl is in stable condition after she was accidently shot in the back by her 5-year-old cousin.

_ CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE-GIRL SHOT _ A 6-year-old girl was struck in the head by what police say was a celebratory gunfire bullet during New Year’s Eve parties in Northern California.

_ CONDO KILLING _ Police have made an arrest in connection with the killing of a 75-year-old woman last month in Southern California.

_ GOOSE-ARROW _ Wildlife officials say a goose is recovering after being found with a large arrow through its neck at the same Southern California park where a goose and a gull swallowed prescription pills last month.



PASADENA _ Washington plays Ohio State at the Rose Bowl. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos. Starts 2 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ The Philadelphia 76ers begin the new year with a visit to the Los Angeles Clippers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO _ The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m.


CALGARY, Alberta _ The Flames are alone in first place heading into the new year thanks to a big game from their best players. Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists, propelling Calgary to an 8-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks. SENT: 750 words, photos.


_ STANFORD-SMITH-NFL DRAFT _ Stanford tight end Kaden Smith will skip his final season of college to enter the NFL draft.


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