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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

September 20, 2018

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA-SCHOOL START TIME

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have required middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., saying it’s up to local communities to decide when school days start. By Jocelyn Gecker. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

CALIFORNIA-PLASTIC STRAWS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new state law. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. By Sophia Bollag. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” a Ford attorney told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 434 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

With:

— SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST

CAPITOL:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS-TAX RETURNS

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won’t you release your tax returns? It wasn’t a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was from this year’s campaign for governor in Pennsylvania. It’s an issue that is playing out this year in several hotly contested races. By Marc Levy. SENT: 1,086 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

UNDOCUMENTED SEX OFFENDERS

FRESNO, Calif. — A newspaper reports that about 30 men in the country illegally and with sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wanting to be deported. The Fresno Bee reported Thursday the state spends millions of dollars a year to detain the men at Coalinga State Hospital, which houses sexually violent predators. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.

Also:

— CLIFF RESCUE — San Francisco fire officials say crews rescued a couple from an coastal cliff and a man who was floating in the water below.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES SHOOTING

LOS ANGELES — Police say two people were shot near a Los Angeles charter school in a business district. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos by 2:30 p.m.

MILLIONAIRE MANHUNT

LOS ANGELES — A California police department has written and produced a six-episode “true crime” podcast in hopes of intensifying a potentially global manhunt for a millionaire suspected of killing his wife in 2012 then vanishing while free on $1 million bail. SENT: 127 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

DEPUTIES SHOT

LOS ANGELES — Homicide detectives are investigating the scene of a gunbattle that wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and left a suspect dead. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update from 2 p.m. news conference.

BUSINESS:

WELLS FARGO-JOB CUTS

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the nation’s third-largest bank. Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan made the announcement to employees on Thursday. By Business Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 272 words, photo.

BRITAIN-SKY

LONDON — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 505 words, photos.

Also:

— GAP-ATHLETIC CLOTHING — The Gap is stepping in to the men’s athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years. Photo.

ENTERTAINMENT:

BOOKS-JORMA KAUKONEN

LOS ANGELES — Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic “Embryonic Journey,” Jorma Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of discovery of his own. From shy, sometimes bullied upper-class son of a globe-trotting U.S. diplomat in post-colonial Pakistan, Kaukonen would evolve into a hard-drinking, hell-raising teenager racing his motorcycle through the streets of the Philippines in the mid-1950s. By John Rogers. SENT: 997 words, photos.

FILM-QUINCY JONES

TORONTO — Quincy Jones holds out his hands. Like Jones, an easy raconteur, they tell stories. There’s a small scar from when he, as a youngster in 1930s Chicago, accidently wandered into a gang’s territory. “They nailed my hand to a fence with a switchblade, man,” he says. Jones points to a ring on his right pinkie left to him by Frank Sinatra, bearing the singer’s family crest. It has stayed lodged on his finger for years just at it did on Sinatra’s. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 996 words, photos.

FILM-ASSASSINATION NATION

LOS ANGELES — Director Sam Levinson and his “Assassination Nation” cast discuss making one of the year’s most provocative films — a modern-day Salem witch trial of four teenage girls that Levinson, who is Barry Levinson’s son, has described as the “comments section come to life.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.

SPORTS:

FBN--RIVERS VS. GOFF

LOS ANGELES — The first game between two Los Angeles NFL teams since 1994 has one of the best quarterback matchups of Week 3 as the Chargers’ Philip Rivers goes against the the Rams’ Jared Goff. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, file photos, video by 3 p.m.

FBN-49ERS-FOSTER

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers defense gets a boost with the return of suspended linebacker Reuben Foster in time to have the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. PDT

FBN--49ERS-CHIEFS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes has never lost an NFL game as the starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, beating the Broncos last season and the Chargers and Steelers to start this season. He’s also never started a game at Arrowhead Stadium. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 840 words, photos.

FBC--PAC-12 THIS WEEK

Things to watch in Week 4 of the Pac-12 Conference football season. By Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 518 words, photos.

WASHINGTON ST-USC

LOS ANGELES — Slow starts and early-season upset losses are all-too-familiar occurrences for Southern California in recent years. A September showdown with dangerous Washington State on a short week seems awfully familiar, too. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 809 words, photos.

BKN--LAKERS-MAGIC

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Magic Johnson is optimistic about the Los Angeles Lakers’ prospects for the upcoming season after adding LeBron James to their young core. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

GYM--UCLA-KONDOS FIELD RETIRING

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women’s gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn’t go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland’s unusual move to hire a head coach with no background in the sport had backfired — Kondos Field grew up dancing and spent eight years as an assistant coach with the Bruins focusing strictly on choreography. By Sports Writer Will Graves. SENT: 1097 words, photos.

BBA--ANGELS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Edwin Jackson, who beat the Angels in a 7-0 A’s win in his lone other start on Aug. 11 in Anaheim, pitches for the Oakland Athletics in the series finale against Los Angeles. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 12:35 p.m.

Also:

— BBN--DODGERS-PUIG BURGLARY — Burglars caused $10,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig’s home while attempting to steal a safe. Photo.

— BBN--DODGERS-JARRIN EXTENSION — Jaime Jarrin, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who is the Spanish-speaking voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

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