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

May 22, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NAVY SEAL-MURDER CHARGE

SAN DIEGO _ Lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL accused of murder want the prosecutor and judge removed from the case over allegations of spying on their emails. By Julie Watson. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing, time uncertain.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITY

SAN FRANCISCO _ Pacific Gas & Electric officials return to bankruptcy court Wednesday, where a judge is expected to appoint a “fee examiner” to oversee payments dozen law firms, investment banks, consultants, financial advisers and others assisting the utility. By Daisy Nguyen. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.

ELECTION 2020-HARRIS-MATERNAL MORTALITY

WASHINGTON _ U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue. SENT: 370 words, photos.

SEA DRAGONS

LA JOLLA, Calif. _ At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world’s largest habitats for the surreal sea dragons, whose native populations off Australia are threatened by pollution, warming oceans and the illegal pet and alternative medicine trades. By Julie Watson. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.

LIONSGATE THEME PARK

LOS ANGELES _ Some of Lionsgate’s most popular film franchises from “Hunger Games” to “Twilight” will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world’s first vertical theme park in China this summer. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 804 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CALIFORNIA STORMS _ Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but California is heading toward the holiday with rainy, windy and snowy weather.

_ FOUR KILLED _ Four people are dead after a single car crash overnight on Interstate 710 in southeast Los Angeles County.

_ CAR OFF CLIFF _ A woman was rescued after the car she was driving plunged 450 feet down a Northern California cliff and a bicyclist just happened to witness the accident.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_No event coverage planned.

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