AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA
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 email@example.com. John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-STAYING BEHIND
PARADISE, Calif. — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn’t going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother’s caregiver, armed only with a garden hose and buckets, successfully fought the flames for 24 hours. At times, they had to lie down in the dirt to “avoid burning up” as 60 mph (97 kph) winds drove flames through the forest. By John Locher And Brian Melley. SENT: 935 words, photos.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE
PARADISE, Calif. — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 717 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
MALIBU, Calif. — The number of structures destroyed by Southern California’s huge wildfire rose to 1,500 Monday and another 341 were damaged, authorities said. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.
TIJUANA, Mexico — The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. SENT: 975 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
— Wildfires coverage.
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