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

October 2, 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. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Four members of a militant white supremacist group from Southern California have been arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities said Tuesday. By Denise Lavoie and Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 828 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon court appearances in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-CRIMINAL JUSTICE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In his final action on legislation before leaving office, Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend stuck with his long-term goal of reducing mass incarceration, rehabilitating juvenile offenders, trimming lengthy prison sentences and offering second chances to the criminally convicted. By Don Thompson. SENT: 741 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA-VOTER REGISTRATION

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s voter registration has hit an all-time high ahead of the November election, with more than 19 million people on the voting rolls, Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported Tuesday. Nearly 76 percent of those eligible to vote were registered as of early September. SENT: 329 words.

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—ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA-SEXUAL HARASSMENT

LOS ANGELES — She said. He said. Then she said he didn’t. In an unexpected twist in the run-up to election day, a woman who accused a Southern California congressional candidate of sexual harassment pulled back the accusation, saying it was a misunderstanding. By Michael R. Blood. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAFE INJECTION SITES-SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO — Driven in part by family tragedy, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has long pledged to open what could be the first supervised drug injection site in the country. California Gov. Jerry Brown made the promise tougher to keep when he vetoed legislation over the weekend that would have given San Francisco some legal cover to open a site under a pilot program. By Janie Har. SENT: 712 words, photos.

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— CALIFORNIA RAIN — Rain showers are moving across Northern California after months of extremely dry weather.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CLERGY ABUSE-CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California man who says he was sexually abused by his parish priest decades ago has sued all Catholic archdioceses in California and the Archdiocese of Chicago, seeking to compel church officials to release all records on clergy abuse. The lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles by Thomas Emens claims a civil conspiracy among church officials to cover up assaults by clergy and move offending priests to other parishes.  By Christopher Weber. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 2:30 p.m.

TROPICAL WEATHER

PHOENIX — Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest Tuesday, slowing morning commute in metro Phoenix as authorities prepared for possible flash flooding in the city, central Utah and elsewhere. Rosa, a hurricane that was downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression, reportedly claimed at least one victim in northwestern Mexico before moving north into the U.S. SENT: 318 words, photos.

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— ROSE BOWL STABBING — Pasadena police are investigating an apparent stabbing death in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl.

— DOG ATTACK — Los Angeles police say a 2-month-old baby boy was injured by his family’s pit bull in their home.

BUSINESS:

TESLA

Tesla Motors accelerated production of its pivotal Model 3 sedan during the summer just as CEO Elon Musk promised, vindicating the electric car maker’s leader amid a backdrop of baffling behavior that jeopardized his job. By Business Writers Michael Liedtke and Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 960 words, photo.

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— SEAWORLD ATTENDANCE — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. says attendance at its 12 parks is up 9 percent for the year so far in a turnaround for a company that struggled after the release of a documentary critical of whale captivity five years ago.

ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM-VENOM-MICHELLE WILLIAMS

LOS ANGELES — After years of fighting for privacy, Michelle Williams became an unlikely symbol for gender pay disparity in Hollywood. Now, 38 years old, newly married and watching her daughter become a teenager, Williams has found a little more peace and is finding ways she can affect change — like doing a big superhero movie for first time — and making sure her character is one for the #MeToo age. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 850 words by 6 p.m., photos.

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— MUSIC-MAC MILLER BENEFIT — Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are set to perform at a benefit concert for the late rapper Mac Miller.

SPORTS:

FBN--CHARGERS-LIUGET

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Chargers DT Corey Liuget has returned from his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances but is still dealing with the disappointment over the suspension. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 550 words, photos

POSTSEASON-UNWRITTEN RULES

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game’s so-called “unwritten rules.” MLB released an advertisement ahead of Tuesday’s postseason opener denouncing the anti-bat flip attitudes of many baseball traditionalists. By Sports Writer Jake Seiner. SENT: 325 words, photos.

BBA--ATHLETICS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — The Oakland Athletics may start reliever Liam Hendriks against the New York Yankees in Tuesday’s AL wild card game. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 6 p.m.

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