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AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA

August 3, 2018

Good morning! 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, or losangeles@ap.org. John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

REDDING, Calif. — Firefighters battling deadly and destructive wildfires in Northern California faced worsening weather conditions on Friday. The National Weather Service issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions into Saturday, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region would bring afternoon gusts up to 35 mph. SENT: 260 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LIFE AMID THE ASHES

SAN FRANCISCO — For the past week Robert Tierney Jr. has been registering patients at a Northern California hospital in the mornings and checking out possible rentals after work, trying to count his blessings even though his house is one of the more than 1,000 destroyed in a deadly wildfire. Tierney is among dozens of staff members, including doctors, nurses and others, at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Redding keeping the hospital running despite losing their homes to the flames. By Janie Har. SENT: 834 words, photos, video.

COMMERCIAL SPACE-ASTRONAUTS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S. SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules to the International Space Station by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews flying from Cape Canaveral, Florida, by next spring or summer. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

— Wildfires coverage.

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