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

October 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a spellbinding battle that’s seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump’s effort to tip the court rightward for decades. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 855 words, photos.

TESLA-ACCIDENT RECORDS

NEW YORK — When it’s machine versus man, it’s more likely you’ll be exchanging insurance information with man, according to data released by the electric-car maker Tesla. SENT: 327 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE — A small earthquake shook the Monterey Bay area but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

— DOWNTOWN LA-TYPHUS — Public health authorities are investigating an outbreak of flea-borne typhus in downtown Los Angeles.

— MOSQUITOES-WEST NILE — A Southern California city is being sprayed with pesticide after an increase in mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus.

— HISTORIC BUILDING FIRE — Fire has ravaged a vacant Los Angeles church that had been on the city’s list of historic and cultural monuments since 1993.

— FACEBOOK-KAVANAUGH — The appearance of a Facebook executive behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during recent and contentious hearings has created some rifts at the company.AP Photo NY108.

— FLINT WATER-ELON MUSK — Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation are donating water stations and filtration systems to schools in Flint, Michigan, which is still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.

— PEOPLE-BEN AFFLECK — Ben Affleck says battling addiction is “a lifelong and difficult struggle.” Photo.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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