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

January 2, 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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SAN FRANCISCO _ A Mexican national was charged Wednesday with murder in the killing of a California police officer, prosecutors said. Gustavo Perez Arriaga was expected to be arraigned later in the day in Modesto. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from court hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a last-minute challenge to a pending state law that opens police records to the public and eases what currently is one of the nation’s most secretive police privacy laws. By Don Thompson. SENT: 500 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old. By Amy Taxin And Deepti Hajela. SENT: 984 words, photos.



OAKLAND, Calif. _ In California, inmates typically are granted parole by doing good deeds or showing they have been rehabilitated by becoming pastors, drug counselors or youth advocates. For Walter “Earlonne” Woods, the path to freedom was podcasting. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 910 words, photos.


_ SHUTDOWN-YOSEMITE _ Yosemite National Park has announced new access limitations during busiest hours due to problems with human waste and damage to resources during the partial federal government shutdown.

_ SAN JOSE MAYOR-BROKEN BONES _ The mayor of San Jose is recovering in a hospital after being struck by an SUV while bicycling on New Year’s Day.

_ CALIFORNIA WATER-SNOW SURVEY _ California water managers will conduct the season’s first manual surveys of the state’s crucial winter snowfall on Thursday.



LOS ANGELES _ Police said Wednesday they arrested a man who burglarized Hollywood Hills homes including those of celebrities after casing them while pretending to be a potential buyer or real estate agent during open houses. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.



DETROIT _ Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 739 words, photos.


_ WELLS FARGO-CALIFORNIA _ Wells Fargo has agreed to pay California $5 million to settle allegations that it opened insurance policies for its customers and charged them without their consent.



Netflix faced criticism on Wednesday for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” that criticized the kingdom’s powerful crown prince. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 610 words, photos.



NEW YORK _ A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 602 words, photos.


COSTA MESA, Calif. _ Philip Rivers has the Chargers back in the NFL Playoffs for the first time in five years, but he has struggled the past three games, including two weeks ago against Baltimore. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


CLEMSON, S.C. _ Clemson center Justin Falcinelli remembers the quiet, hollow feeling in the locker room after last year’s Sugar Bowl loss to Alabama. He vowed not to forget it. Now No. 2 Clemson (14-0) gets its another crack at No. 1 Alabama (14-0) on Monday night in the national championship game in Santa Clara, California. By Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 684 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ Murry Bartow is starting a new year with a new gig _ interim coach at UCLA. The Bruins have lost four in a row, which hastened Steve Alford’s demise, and Pac-12 play begins on Thursday. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m.


CARSON, Calif. _ Guillermo Barros Schelotto was named the LA Galaxy’s head coach on Wednesday, taking over the five-time MLS champion franchise after three seasons with Boca Juniors. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 478 words, photos.


DENVER _ Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche try to break out of a five-game skid when they host San Jose on Wednesday night. The Sharks have won two of three. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Paul George could hear boos when he faces the Lakers for the first time since the Southern California native declined to meet with them last summer as a free agent, instead staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder. LeBron James is unlikely to play for Los Angeles. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. _ Bethesda plays UC Santa Barbara at Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Fresno State plays San Jose State at Event Center Arena. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.


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