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

January 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TESLA SALES

DETROIT _ Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday morning after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 264 words, photos.

PODCASTING INMATE

OAKLAND, Calif. _ In California, inmates typically are granted parole by doing good deeds or showing they have been rehabilitated by becoming pastors, drug counselors or youth advocates. For Walter “Earlonne” Woods, the path to freedom was podcasting. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 910 words, photos.

COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK _ Former University of Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland has pleaded guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain schools. Bland pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to a single count of conspiracy to commit bribery. SENT: 111 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ SAN JOSE MAYOR-BROKEN BONES _ The mayor of San Jose is recovering in a hospital after being struck by an SUV while bicycling on New Year’s Day.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ No event coverage planned.

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