AP-CA--California News Digest 5 pm, CA
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JONESTOWN 40 YEARS LATER
OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of Peoples Temple members in Guyana survived the mass suicides and murders of more than 900 because they had slipped out of Jonestown or happened to be away Nov. 18, 1978. Those raised in the temple or who joined as teens lost the only life they knew. They have journeyed over the past 40 years through grief over lost loved ones, feeling like pariahs, building new lives and, finally, acknowledging that many had a role in enabling the Rev. Jim Jones to seize control over his followers.
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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-IDENTIFYING REMAINS
NEW YORK — Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California’s deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play, experts say. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 560 words, photos.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN
LOS ANGELES — Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 610 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — The NFL moved the Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 860 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Oakland’s Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor Tuesday after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 420 words, photos.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green has been suspended one game by Golden State for conduct detrimental to the team. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 200 words, photos. Will be updated.
— NAVY BRIBERY SCANDAL — A retired U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty, while another former Navy officer was sentenced to 17 months in prison in a wide-spanning Navy bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor.
— WORKERS BURNED — Authorities say two workers have suffered burns in an electrical accident a Los Angeles water filtration plant.
— PHONY CHARITIES — A family accused of running phony charities to help wounded vets and rescue abused horses has been ordered to pay nearly $9 million in a California state lawsuit.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE
PARADISE, Calif. — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family’s living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as “Zeus,” was described as a loving father and loyal friend. They were among the first victims identified in the aftermath of the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. By Martha Mendoza and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video, audio. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
—CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-INSURANCE — Californians who lost a home to the state’s wildfires could face a nightmarish recovery as they try to rebuild. It’s always a challenge to recuperate after any disaster, but California residents face a unique problem. Experts say the seemingly endless series of devastating wildfires in recent years has increased costs and limited the available pool of workers needed to rebuild. By Personal Finance Writer Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 645 words, photos.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-DAVE GROHL — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn’t want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry. Photo.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
MALIBU, Calif. — Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area, but in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week. By Amanda Lee Myers and Brian Skoloff. UPCOMING: 730 words, photos, video.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-MILEY CYRUS — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus’ charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. Photo.
DEADLY PIER PLUNGE
LOS ANGELES — U.S. prosecutors have charged an Egyptian father with fraudulently collecting insurance payouts after driving his family off a Los Angeles pier and killing his two severely autistic sons. By Brian Melley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s incoming governor said Tuesday his transition started with a “reality check” as the state contended with a mass shooting and two deadly wildfires. By Jonathan J. Cooper SENT: 420 words, photos.
RETIRED OFFICER SHOT
FRESNO, Calif. — California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 570 words, photo.
IXTLAN DEL RIO, Mexico— The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. By Maria Versa. SENT: 930 words, photos.
NEW YORK — The nation’s leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. of San Francisco comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes. By Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. SENT: 606 words, photo.
BOSTON — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia. By Frank Bajak. SENT: 499 words, photo.
FILM-FANTASTIC BEASTS 2-JUDE LAW
LOS ANGELES — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the “Harry Potter” films. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 943 words, photos, video.
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Michael Buble says though his cancer-stricken son aspires to have superhuman powers, he’s already a superhero in his eyes. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 404 words, photos, video.
— TV-RAP COMPETITION SERIES — Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star. Photo.
— MUSIC-CHRIS CORNELL — The late Chris Cornell will be honored with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 featuring members of his former bands along with Metallica and the Foo Fighters. Photo.
Clay Helton is on the hot seat at USC and four teams in the South could end up tied at the top of the standings at the end of the season. The Pac-12 enters the final two weeks of the season in disarray. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 840 words, photos.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors return from a quick trip to face the Clippers when they host the Atlanta Hawks. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — The NHL-worst Los Angeles Kings are without their top two goalies when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks host the Nashville Predators. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
BERKELEY, Calif. — California hosts Hampton. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — UC Riverside plays UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
GREELEY, Colo. — Pepperdine plays Northern Colorado at Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.
BKC--CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
LOS ANGELES — Cal State Northridge plays Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.
BKC--CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN-UC SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — California Lutheran plays UC Santa Barbara at Thunderdome-UC Santa Barbara Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--CAL STATE STANISLAUS-PACIFIC
STOCKTON, Calif. — Cal State Stanislaus plays Pacific at Alex G. Spanos Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--CALIFORNIA BAPTIST-ORAL ROBERTS
TULSA, Okla. — California Baptist plays Oral Roberts at Mabee Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 5 p.m.
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