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

October 8, 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. Amanda Myers 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SANTA ROSA, Calif. — One year after a devastating series of wildfires ripped through Northern California wine country, destroying thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess and California’s top emergency official suspects fraud played a role. By Paul Elias. SENT: 830 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — The two men hoping to be California’s next governor are set to meet Monday for what’s likely to be their only one-on-one debate. Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom will square off at San Francisco public radio station KQED for a non-televised debate. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated following debate that begins at 10 a.m. PDT.


VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. SENT: 420 words, photos.


ATLANTA — It’s been 20 years since Charles Bennett took the stage to compete in bodybuilding. But at the age of 63, he’s now done something he’s never done before — compete as a man for the first time in what’s billed as the world’s only transgender bodybuilding competition. Sandy Baird, of Oakland, California, saw the event promoted on Facebook and decided to try. By David Goldman. SENT: 460 words, photos.


— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Fire crews have gained ground against a blaze in Northern California that sent up a huge plume of smoke and closed a highway for several hours.

— SAN FRANCISCO-INMATE RELEASE — The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will let inmates up for release decide whether they want to leave jail at night or wait until the morning in an attempt to ensure their safety.

— PALM SPRINGS OFFICERS-MEMORIAL — Two Palm Springs officers killed in the line of duty are being remembered on the two-year anniversary of their death.

— CAR HITS WOMAN — A woman who witnesses say was looking for her dog was fatally hit by a car just one block away from her Los Angeles home.


No event coverage planned.


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