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

March 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

SUPER BLOOM SHUTDOWN

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. _ Overwhelming crowds forced authorities to shut down viewing of a super bloom of poppies on hills around Lake Elsinore during the weekend. By Amy Taxin and Julie Watson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

RIVER DANGERS

LOS ANGELES _ Authorities rescued two people from a fast-flowing wash in Los Angeles and searched a Northern California river for a little girl swept away during weekend, spotlighting the dangers of runoff from the winter’s exceptional rain and snowfall. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.

FACEBOOK-LOCAL NEWS

NEW YORK _ Facebook’s effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company’s technicians can find original reporting. By David Bauder. SENT: 420 words, photos.

LYFT-IPO

NEW YORK _ Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering, putting 30 million shares up for sale Monday with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 per share. SENT: 335 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ APPLE-NEW IPADS _ Apple has unveiled a new iPad that’s thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet.

_ MALL PANIC _ Los Angeles police have arrested a Missouri man they say caused a panic at a mall last week.

_ HAWAIIAN AIRLINES-SAN FRANCISCO _ Hawaiian Airlines plans to add a daily flight to San Francisco in the fall.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_No event coverage planned.

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