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

November 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

Authorities have deployed a powerful tool to aid in their race to identify remains of dozens of bodies burned in the deadly wildfire that ripped through Northern California: rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. But the technology that can match DNA to bone fragments in as little as two hours is only as effective as the numbers of people who show up to give a sample, and so far there are not nearly enough volunteers. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

MALIBU, Calif. — Residents returning to the area burned by the huge Woolsey Fire face a new problem as forecasts predict a midweek rainstorm that could bring rock slides and mud flows from the scorched landscape. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

With:

— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-RESCUE — The Los Angeles Fire Department has released video of one of its helicopter crews rescuing people from a mountain peak as a huge wildfire bore down last week.

CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-GUNMAN

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — At first, the outlines of the mass shooter’s 28 years appeared unremarkable. Ian David Long enlisted in the Marines out of high school and married at 19. Within five years, he was honorably discharged, divorced and in college. As the picture sharpened, troubling details emerged — the kinds of clues that, in hindsight, make people wonder out loud whether the impulse that led Long to kill 12 people at a country music bar had been forming in plain sight. By Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard. SENT: 1,001 words, photos.

MARS LANDING

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. NASA’s InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month, 300 million-mile journey. It will be the first American spacecraft to land since the Curiosity rover in 2012 and the first dedicated to exploring underground. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 1,069 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-STEYER

COLUMBIA, S.C. — California billionaire Tom Steyer made another move Tuesday toward launching a potential 2020 presidential bid with an announcement that he’s planning to return to early-voting South Carolina next month for an event in Charleston. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 375 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— ELECTRICAL VAULT BLAST — An explosion in an underground electrical vault in Long Beach has injured members of a work crew.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

—Wildfires and storm coverage.

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