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

March 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BOSTON _ Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. SENT: 140 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ An Oakland City Councilwoman who is the mother of a University of Southern California student killed in an apparent robbery attempt holds a press conference at the campus. By Christopher Weber. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. news conference.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific report. By Janie Har. SENT: 475 words, photos.


PHOENIX _ A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people. By Felicia Fonseca and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 600 words, photos.


SANTA ANA, Calif. _ An election is being held Tuesday for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Candidates include former Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. UPCOMING: Story will be filed when election is decided.


_ CALIFORNIA STORMS _ Heavy snow is falling in the mountains of Southern California as winter takes a late-season shot at the region.

_ CLASSROOM-FIGHT CLUB _ A Northern California high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of refereeing a classroom fight club that resulted in multiple student injuries.

_ ODD-CHP-PIGLETS _ A California Highway Patrol officer came to the aid of stranded newborn piglets in the state capital this week.

_ ODD-GOAT THEFTS _ A rash of goat thefts is plaguing the San Joaquin Valley.


_ No event coverage planned.


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