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

October 1, 2018

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:

JERRY BROWN-LAST BILLS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed hundreds of bills and vetoed dozens over the weekend, his final bill actions after 16 years heading California’s government. His actions, and the quirky statements that accompany many of them, reveal both Brown’s personality and his “paddle left, paddle right” approach to balancing interests. By Jonathan J. Cooper UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3:30 p.m.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

LAS VEGAS — A flock of doves fluttered skyward at sunrise in Las Vegas on Monday, each bird bearing a leg band with the name of one of the 58 people slain in the deadliest mass shooting in nation’s modern history one year ago. Marking the anniversary of the night that a gunman opened fire from a high-rise casino suite on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval gathered with several hundred people at an outdoor amphitheater remembrance ceremony. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 870 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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— LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-THE LATEST

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a “comprehensive” investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. By Darlene Superville and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,280 words, photo, video.

With:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SUPREME COURT-BILLIONAIRE BEACH BATTLE

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn’t want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach. The case had the potential to upend California’s longstanding efforts to keep beaches open to the public. SENT: 375 words, photo.

Also:

— KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK — A hiker reported missing in California’s Kings Canyon National Park during the weekend has been found alive.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

DRY CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES — California began a new water year Monday with some rain in the immediate forecast after a 12-month span of below-average precipitation. UPCOMING: 350 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Rosa soaked northwestern Mexico with heavy rains as it neared the Baja California Peninsula on Monday and was projected to extend into a drenching of the U.S. Southwest. SENT: 344 words, photos.

Also:

— DENTISTS RAPE CHARGES-VEGAS — Charges against four California dentists accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at Las Vegas Strip resort have been dropped.

— ENCEPHALITIS-LA COUNTY — Health officials have reported the first human case of Saint Louis encephalitis in Los Angeles County since 1997 — and the first case of the virus in California this year.

BUSINESS:

INSTAGRAM-NEW CEO

NEW YORK — Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 427 words, photos.

FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES-DEVRY DEAL

WASHINGTON — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. By Collin Binkley and Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,682 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM-A STAR IS BORN

TORONTO — When Bradley Cooper saw Lady Gaga perform “La Vie en Rose” at a fundraiser at the home of entrepreneur Sean Parker, it wasn’t one of the important moments along the road to making “A Star Is Born.” It was, Cooper says, THE moment. “She demolished the room,” he recalls, still wide-eyed about it. “I knew that was plutonium.” By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,271 words, photos, video.

SPORTS:

FBN--CHARGERS-SPECIAL TEAMS

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers might have found a punt returner during Sunday’s win over San Francisco, but they still have concerns about their kicking game after Caleb Sturgis missed two extra points. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBN---49ERS-SHANAHAN

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reacts to San Francisco’s latest loss. By Joe Stiglich. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.

FBN--RAIDERS-GRUDEN

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden sees plenty to fix even after getting his first win in 10 years. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FBN--RAMS-EASLEY SURGERY

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Dominique Easley underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee Monday. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 170 words.

BBN--ROCKIES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Rookie Walker Buehler starts for the Dodgers against German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies in the NL West tiebreaker. A win would give Los Angeles a sixth consecutive division title and send the club to the NLDS. The loser goes to the NL wild-card game. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game began at 4 p.m.

BBA--ANGELS WRAPUP

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For the first time since 1999, the Los Angeles Angels are looking for a new manager. Their choice will have a major impact on Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and the future of a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2009 despite a wealth of big-name talent. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BBN--GIANTS WRAPUP

SAN FRANCISCO — The biggest names, all injured at some point — Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Johnny Cueto, Brandon Belt. The way the last two seasons have gone for the San Francisco Giants, those three World Series titles in 2010, ’12 and ’14 seem so long ago for manager Bruce Bochy’s club. By Janie McCauley. 700 words, photos by 3 p.m.

BBN--PADRES WRAPUP

SAN DIEGO — With lots of players still to come up from their deep farm system, the rebuilding San Diego Padres think they’re on track to be competitive in the next few years even though they took a step backward this season, when Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers didn’t live up to their big contracts. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

Also:

— HKN--DUCKS-ABERG — The Anaheim Ducks have claimed left wing Pontus Aberg off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.

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