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

February 6, 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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ One of the California Legislature’s hottest criminal justice debates resumed Wednesday with competing proposals over when police can use deadly force, a topic that has torn the nation following shootings of young minority men by law enforcement. By Don Thompson. SENT: 740 WORDS, PHOTOS.


SAN DIEGO _ A look at one of President Donald Trump’s statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally.” THE FACTS: His policy recommendations to date do not reflect this wish. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 444 words, photo.


WASHINGTON _ So President Donald Trump blew through House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s customary introduction before his State of the Union speech. Who cares? Not Pelosi, who was the white-clad backdrop to every Trump word uttered during his first address to a joint session of Congress under divided government. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 757 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ California’s mountains are glistening with snow after a series of major storms in what is turning out to be a very wet winter. Snowcapped peaks extend from the Sierra Nevada to mountain ranges much closer to the coast, including the rugged backdrop behind metropolitan Los Angeles. SENT: 160 words, photos.



SAN FRANCISCO _ Police plan to release a sketch Wednesday depicting what a serial killer might look like now in a cold case involving at least five stabbing deaths of gay men in the mid-1970s in San Francisco. The killer was dubbed the “Doodler” after he told a victim who survived that he was a cartoonist. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2 p.m. news conference. AP Photos planned.


_ PARKING SPOT DEATH _ A Northern California man has been convicted of fatally punching an 85-year-old man because he parked too close to his car at a gas station.



MCMMINNVILLE, Ore. _ Authorities in Oregon say a professional photographer has been indicted on more than 30 charges, including rape, after he allegedly brought young women and girls to a rural property and drugged and assaulted them. The suspect is already facing similar charges in San Diego County involving four teenage girls. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. _ Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. “There’s big potential in these small packages,” program manager John Baker of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 330 words, photo.


_ SUPER BOWL-ALLEGED SCAM _ Police in Georgia say a man accused in an alleged Super Bowl ticket scam has been arrested in California.

_ BUDDHIST TEMPLE-FIRE _ Authorities say a Buddhist temple in Southern California has been destroyed after a front porch altar with candles accidentally set the building ablaze.



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. _ NASA and California-based SpaceX are now aiming for a March debut of the first capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 390 words, photo.


_ TESLA-PRICE CUT _ Tesla is cutting $1,100 from the base price of its car designed for the mass market, the Model 3. Photo.



LOS ANGELES _ The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction. SENT: 254 words, photos.


_ BRYAN SINGER-ALLEGATIONS _ The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors. Photo.

_ PEOPLE-JENNIFER LAWRENCE _ Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney. Photo.



PHILADELPHIA _ Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. By Sports Writer Dan Gelston. SENT: 890 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Reggie Bullock from the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday for rookie guard Svi Mykhailiuk and a future second-round draft pick. Bullock is a sixth-year pro who began his NBA career across town with the Clippers. He is averaging 12.1 points per game and hitting 38.8 percent of his 3-point attempts this season while starting 44 games for Detroit. SENT: 218 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Major League Baseball and the players’ association are discussing possible rule changes that include a three-batter minimum for pitchers, up from the current one-batter requirement, as part of pace-of-game talks that include a possible pitch clock. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.


Oregon merely padded its already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. _ No need for Dustin Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood or anyone else to consider the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am a scouting trip ahead of this summer’s U.S. Open. The only similarities will be be the views. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Houston Rockets visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ The San Antonio Spurs visit the Golden State Warriors. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Coming off a road split in Oregon, UCLA hosts Colorado. The Bruins were swept by the Buffaloes last season, but have won seven of the schools’ 12 all-time match-ups. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


EUGENE, Ore. _ The California Golden Bears have yet to win in conference play heading into Wednesday night’s game at Oregon. By Ron Richmond. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Southern California hosts Utah in a match-up of the second and third-place teams in the Pac-12. The Utes have lost two in a row. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


IRVINE, Calif. _ Cal State Fullerton plays UC Irvine at Bren Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.


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


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