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

October 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

OBIT-RFK ASSASSINATION BUSBOY

LOS ANGELES — Juan Romero, a hotel busboy who cradled the head of Robert F. Kennedy when the New York senator was shot in Los Angeles, has died at 68. Romero, a teenager in June 1968 when Kennedy was while walking through the Ambassador Hotel kitchen after his victory in the California presidential primary, kept the senator’s head from hitting the floor and told him everything would be all right. By John Rogers and Russell Contreras. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 800 words, photos by 3 p.m.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA-HOUSE-BIDEN

FULLERTON, Calif. — With control of the U.S. House on the line, Democrats are looking to Joe Biden to give their California congressional candidates a boost Thursday. The former vice president will be in Orange County to headline a rally for five Democrats in tight U.S. House races. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. event, photos.

IMMIGRATION-TEMPORARY STATUS

BOSTON — When Sudanese immigrant Hiwaida Elarabi learned the U.S. government was ending the temporary protected status that allowed her to live and work in the country legally for two decades, she sold off the restaurant that had been her life’s dream. Terrified to return to Sudan and unable to fathom a life without proper legal documents, the 55-year-old was one of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who got temporary relief after a San Francisco federal judge blocked the Trump administration from moving ahead with its plans. By Philip Marcelo, Amy Taxin And Jennifer Kay. SENT: 715 words, photo.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE-RACIAL BIAS

SAN FRANCISCO — Six black suspects arrested in a San Francisco drug sweep of low-level dealers sued the police department Thursday, claiming a department plagued with racist behavior targeted them because of their race. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on their behalf in federal court in San Francisco. By Paul Elias. SENT: 400 words, photos.

HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE

SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for job security, ending work overload and a wage increase. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 550 words, photos.

NEPAL-US-MOUNTAIN-SKIERS

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Extreme skiers from California and Colorado who overcame threatening weather conditions and equipment problems to successfully ski down from the summit of the world’s fourth-highest peak returned safely from the mountain on Thursday. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 447 words, photos.

Also:

— EX-MAYOR EMBLEZZEMENT CHARGES — A former Northern California Mayor and a longtime associate have been charged with embezzlement, money-laundering and conflict-of-interest.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE-CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES — A California man who says he was sexually abused by a priest for five years decades ago is suing the Vatican, seeking the names of all offenders within the church worldwide. By Amanda Lee Myers and Nicole Winfield. SENT: 488 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, photos by 3:30 p.m.

MACARTHUR FELLOWS

CHICAGO — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year’s MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. By Herbert G. McCann. SENT: 785 words, photos.

Also:

— MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR STRANDED — Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies went the extra mile for a woman after her motorized wheelchair ran out of power.

BUSINESS:

— ENBRIDGE ENERGY-LINE 3-PROTEST — Opponents have protested in downtown Minneapolis against Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. SENT: 130 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

PEOPLE-SUGE KNIGHT

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Thursday sentenced former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a man whose loved ones in court described him as a deeply devoted family man and peacemaker in his community. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 707 words, photos.

Also:

— SAG AWARDS-ALAN ALDA — Alan Alda will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. Photo.

SPORTS:

BBN--NLDS-BRAVES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves in the opener of their NL Division Series. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5:37 p.m.

With:

— NLDS-BRAVES-DODGERS MATCHUP CAPSULE A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers.

— BBN--NLDS-BRAVES-DODGERS ROSTERS — Injured shortstop Dansby Swanson didn’t make the Atlanta Braves’ roster for the National League Division Series. His replacement is Charlie Culberson, someone familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers. SENT: 350 words, photos.

FBN--RAIDERS-WORLEY

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders struggling defense gets a boost this week with the return of cornerback Daryl Worley from suspension. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FBC--PAC-12 THIS WEEK

Arizona State at No. 21 Colorado tops this week in Pac-12 football. SENT: 340 words.

HKN--KINGS-KOVALCHUK

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Ilya Kovalchuk is back in the NHL for the first time since 2013.. He is being counted on to inject more scoring to a os Angeles Kings team that has lacked offensive punch in recent seasons. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, file photos.

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