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

January 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 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.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITY BANKRUPTCY

SAN FRANCISCO _ Faced with potentially ruinous lawsuits over California’s recent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in a move that could lead to higher bills for customers of the nation’s biggest utility and reduce the size of any payouts to fire victims. By Sudhin Thanawala and Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 841 words, photos, video.

With:

_CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITY BANKRUPTCY-Q&A

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California wildland managers are starting a new effort to create a blanket environmental review policy to speed up logging and prescribed burns designed to protect communities from devastating wildfires. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-FBI REPORT

LAS VEGAS _ A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58, took to his grave any specific motive for the 2017 attack, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. By Ken Ritter and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 944 words, photos.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE

LOS ANGELES _ The Los Angeles school board votes on a new contract for the district’s teachers, who ended a weeklong strike when an agreement was reached last week. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 118 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from afternoon Board of Education meeting.

HOT DOG STAND FIGHT

LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles police are looking for a man who punched two women in a clash at a hot dog stand that was captured on video that quickly went viral. SENT: 270 words.

Also:

_ OCEANSIDE PLANE CRASH _ A small plane crashed into a hillside in coastal San Diego County, killing one person and injuring another.

_ HOT DOG STAND FIGHT _ Los Angeles police say they’re looking for a man who punched two women in a clash at a hot dog stand.

_ HIKING FATALITY _ Southern California authorities have recovered the body of a 56-year-old hiker who apparently slipped down an ice chute in the San Bernardino National Forest.

_ BABY GIRAFFE BIRTH _ A giraffe has been born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park just a month after another had to be euthanized after being gored in the same habitat.

BUSINESS:

APPLE-FACETIME BUG

Apple has disabled a group-chat function in FaceTime after users said a software bug could let callers activate another person’s microphone remotely. SENT: 385 words, photo.

With:

_ GOOGLE PLUS-PRIVACY FLAW _ Rhode Island has been named the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Google’s parent company.

WORKSPACES FOR WOMEN

MINNEAPOLIS _ Entering the year-old workspace ModernWell feels like coming into a comfortable spa. Clean lines give way to cozy touches like footstools covered with faux fur and a roaring fire surrounded by comfortable armchairs. Women type away on laptops at tables scattered throughout. There is not a man in sight. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 988 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

TV CRITICS WATCH

LOS ANGELES _ A roundup of coverage of the NBCUniversal panels from the Television Critics Association winter press tour. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL-ANTON YELCHIN DOCUMENTARY

PARK CITY, Utah _ Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident at age 27, but a new documentary seeks to put the focus back on the actor’s extraordinary life. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 540 words, photo.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN LAWSUIT

NEW YORK _ Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers said the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit. The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in return for movie roles or career enhancement. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 318 words, photo.

SPORTS:

FBN--SUPER BOWL-SLATER

ATLANTA _ Jackie Slater played 20 pro seasons in a Hall of Fame career, and got to the Super Bowl once. His son, Patriots special teams ace Matthew, is back in the big game again. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING; 700 words, photos by 3 p.m.

FBN--SUPER BOWL-RB REUNION

ATLANTA _ Sony Michel was a freshman and Todd Gurley a junior when the pair shared the backfield together at the University of Georgia. Gurley left for the NFL after the season and was drafted in the first round by the Rams. Michel followed in his footsteps and was selected in the first round by the Patriots three years later. Now the former Bulldogs teammates will be on opposite sides when they meet in the Super Bowl. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN--SUPER BOWL-SUH

ATLANTA _ Ndamukong Suh says he has not gone about trying to remake his reputation in his first and perhaps only season with the Los Angeles Rams. The mammoth defensive tackle and three-time All-Pro was notorious for racking up fines and suspensions that cost him over $400,000 in his first five seasons, all with the Detroit Lions. By Sports Writer George Henry. SENT: 250 words, photos.

GLF--ON THE FRINGE

SAN DIEGO _ Adam Scott and Justin Rose secured PGA Tour membership on the same day, Scott by winning on the TPC Boston and Rose by finishing third. So it was only fitting that these longtime friends both surpassed $50 million in career earnings on the same day in San Diego, this time with Rose winning. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.

With:

_ GLF--GOLF NOTES. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

_ GLF--GOLF GLANCE. SENT: 700 words.

Also:

_ BBA--ATHLETICS-ALDERSON _ Sandy Alderson is returning to the Oakland Athletics as a senior adviser to baseball operations after previously working 17 seasons with the club in various capacities.AP Photo NYDD223.

_ SOC--MLS-GALAXY-ANTUNA _ The LA Galaxy have acquired Mexican midfielder Uriel Antuna on loan from Manchester City.

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