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

August 21, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — The former police officer accused of being California’s Golden State Killer will be tried in Sacramento County on charges of murdering 13 people up and down the state in the 1970s and ’80s. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.


MIAMI — Patricia and Jeff Rodgers figured they did everything right to get rich beyond their wildest dreams selling Herbalife health and personal care products. They attended all of the “Circle of Success” events, brought in new recruits, met their quotas on buying Herbalife goods to sell and even set up a storefront shop. But they didn’t get rich. Now, the couple and others are suing the Los Angeles-based company that sells its products through a network of distributors who recruit more distributors. The potential class-action case could involve more than 100,000 plaintiffs and might mean as much as $1 billion in damages. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 1,002 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — “Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how,” the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven’t started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it’s time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. By John Rogers. SENT: 665 words, photos.



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State Sen. Joel Anderson is facing an investigation after a lobbyist said he threatened to hit her during a fundraiser at a Sacramento restaurant last week. California Nurses Association lobbyist Stephanie Roberson filed a complaint with the Senate Rules Committee, said Bonnie Castillo, executive director for the nurses’ union. SENT: 285 words, photos.



OAKLAND, Calif. — A district attorney threw out a case against a juvenile crime suspect after it was revealed the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office recorded at least one confidential conversation between him and his attorney. The Alameda County district attorney’s office is also reviewing every juvenile criminal case submitted by the sheriff’s office this year. SENT: 350 words.


— GIRL KILLED— A judge has given a life sentence to a man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and hilling his girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter before setting her body on fire.



SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Thirteen tanker cars went off the rails and some leaked an unknown substance in Southern California on Tuesday, but authorities said there were no injuries and no threat to nearby residents and businesses. SENT: 200 words, photo.


LOS ANGELES — Arizona State University is expanding into downtown Los Angeles at the long-vacant headquarters of a defunct newspaper. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— APPLE STORE THEFTS — Five people from Fresno, Sacramento and the East Bay city of Antioch are suspected of being an organized retail theft crew after a weekend heist at a Southern California Apple store led to an altercation with mall customers.

— ARREST DEATH — Southern California authorities are investigating the death of a man after sheriff’s deputies used Tasers to try to subdue him during an arrest.



NEW YORK — Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she agreed to pay $380,000 in a settlement. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 435 words, photos.


— PURDUE UNIVERSITY-COMEDIAN — Comedian Andy Gross is apologizing after a performance at Indiana’s Purdue University angered some students and led school officials to call parts of his act “inappropriate.”



STANFORD, Calif. — Bryce Love’s unusual decision to return to Stanford after a season in which he was the Heisman Trophy runner-up might well be validated in December. In fact, Love has already envisioned the ceremony. He can see himself walking on stage to receive the most coveted prize in college football. By Sports Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 875 words, photos.


— FBC--T25-AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM — Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 458 words, photos.


Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors. She led Seattle to the No. 1 spot in the final AP power poll of the season. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 609 words, photos.


Nebraska comes into the volleyball season with eight newcomers on its 15-woman roster, and it would be easy for coach John Cook to look at this as a rebuilding year. Not happening. By Sports Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Hit hard in recent starts, Steven Matz will pitch for the New York Mets against the San Francisco Giants, who plan to recall Chris Stratton from the minors. By Larry Fleisher. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


DENVER — Fresh off a four-game sweep in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies return home to host the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The Rockies are 16-5 at home since July 2. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 5:40 p.m.


The Arizona Diamondbacks, clinging to a half-game lead in the NL West, send left-hander Patrick Corbin to the mound against the Los Angeles Angels, who go with right-hander Felix Pena. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Daniel Poncedeleon makes his second start of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Rangers rookie right-hander Ariel Juarado makes his sixth career start in the middle game of the series looking for his first win in three outings, while the Athletics counter with Brett Anderson with the lefty having three straight no-decisions and seeking his first victory in five starts since beating the Rangers on July 23. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


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