BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $144 billion general fund budget on Thursday that’s up 4 percent from the current year and predicts a whopping $21.4 billion surplus from robust tax collections and slower growth of state health care costs. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 756 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 800 words by 3 p.m.
_ CALIFORNIA BUDGET-THE LATEST
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-IMMIGRATION COURTS
The partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for a border wall is playing havoc with the nation’s already backlogged immigration courts, forcing the postponement of hearings for thousands of immigrants. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 990 words, photo, graphics.
CALIFORNIA V TRUMP
SAN FRANCISCO _ When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” California’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, turned to a member of his office’s civil rights section to craft the state’s legal response. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 1,135 words.
_ CALIFORNIA V TRUMP-GLANCE
RARE CLEMENCY REJECTIONS
SACRAMENTO _ The California Supreme Court denied 10 clemency requests by former Gov. Jerry Brown, the first time it has exercised that power in more than half a century. SENT: 220 words.
CARMEL, Calif. _ Police arrested a Northern California woman that investigators say “stole” runaway teenage boys who officers found selling candy in front of a grocery store hundreds of miles from their homes. SENT: 300 words, photo.
KILLING SEA LIONS
PORTLAND, Ore. _ Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River. SENT: 646 words, photos.
_ RESTAURANT WAGE THEFT_ California prosecutors say owners of mango-themed Chinese-Malaysian restaurants in the San Francisco area must pay more than $1 million to workers who toiled for 12 hours a day for as little as $2 an hour.
LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE
LOS ANGELES _ A judge on Thursday found no reason to delay an expected teachers strike next week against the nation’s second-largest school district over wages and class sizes. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 330 words.
DEMOCRATIC DONOR-DEATH INVESTIGATION
LOS ANGELES _ A black man who died at the Southern California home of a Democratic campaign donor in less than two years was identified Thursday as 55-year-old Timothy Dean of West Hollywood. SENT: 480 words, photos.
_ CALIFORNIA SURF _ High surf advisories remain in effect along much of the Southern California shoreline, and forecasters say there’s continuing potential for coastal flooding through Thursday.
GADGET SHOW-ROBOTS EVERYWHERE
Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don’t expect to find one in your home any time soon. Most home robot ventures have failed, in part because they’re so difficult and expensive to design to a level of intelligence that consumers will find useful, says Bilal Zuberi, a robotics-oriented venture capitalist at Lux Capital. But that doesn’t keep companies from trying. By Matt O’brien and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 789 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES _ Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 405 words, photo.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL-MICHAEL JACKSON-STEVE BANNON
LOS ANGELES _ Sundance said Wednesday that a documentary about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse will premiere at its film festival later this month, while the Jackson estate called the film “just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 309 words, photo.
FLEXIN’ IN MY COMPLEXION
NEW YORK _ Kheris Rogers was in the first grade in a predominantly white private school in Los Angeles when she felt the bite of racism among her peers _ she was being bullied because of her dark skin. She tearfully kept it to herself, eventually turning to her older sister, Taylor Pollard, and switching to a more diverse school, where colorism among fellow African-American students surprised and confused her. With her young sister’s self-esteem bruised, Pollard inadvertently launched Kheris to social media fame in 2017 when she posted a photo of the girl on Twitter dressed up for a fashion show, using their beloved grandmother’s down-home words for a hashtag: “Flexininhercomplexion.” By Leanne Italie. SENT: 708 words, photos, video.
_ JUDD-WEINSTEIN _ A judge has dismissed one section of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, but the rest remains headed toward trial. Photo.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. _ Rams OT Andrew Whitworth is in the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons but there is one thing he is still chasing _ a postseason win. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, file photos.
_ RAMS-TRAIN SERVICE _ Southern California’s Metrolink railroad is adding special trains for football fans heading to the Los Angeles Rams’ divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
COSTA MESA, Calif. _ The Los Angeles Chargers held Tom Brady and New England to just one touchdown in four red zone trips in last year’s game. After flummoxing Baltimore last week, Gus Bradley is hoping to come up with another successful game plan this week. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.
BKL--WNBA MOCK DRAFT
NEW YORK _ The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 866 words, photos.
Defender Tierna Davidson, who decided to skip her senior season at Stanford to play professionally in the National Women’s Soccer League, went to the Chicago Red Stars with the No. 1 pick in the league’s draft Thursday. By Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 260 words, photo.
LAS VEGAS _ The San Jose Sharks faces the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night in two of the top teams in the Pacific Division. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES _ The Ottawa Senators visit the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
DENVER _ After a 1-1 trip, the Denver Nuggets return home Friday night to host the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver has won 10 straight at the Pepsi Center. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Detroit Pistons face the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ California Baptist plays UMKC at Municipal Auditorium. UPCOMING: Game starts at 4 p.m.
BKC--CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD-TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
EDINBURG, Texas _ Cal State Bakersfield plays Texas Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: Game starts at 5 p.m.
EUGENE, Ore. _ The Oregon Ducks, coming off a home loss to rival Oregon State in the Pac-12 opener, host UCLA at Matthew Knight Arena. By Ron Richmond. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.
BKC--UC DAVIS-UC IRVINE
IRVINE, Calif. _ UC Davis plays UC Irvine at Bren Events Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
CORVALLIS, Ore. _ USC has won four straight games heading into Thursday night’s visit to Oregon State. By Kyle Odegard. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. _ No. 5 Gonzaga hosts Pacific in West Coast Conference play. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Pepperdine plays Santa Clara at Leavey Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m.
_ BBN--GIANTS-BALLPARK NAME _ The San Francisco Giants are changing the name of their ballpark again. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley.
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