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

August 2, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



UPPER LAKE, Calif. — Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday. By Janie Har and Brian Skoloff. SENT: 485 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing to roll back Obama-era mileage standards that were designed to make cars more fuel efficient and reduce pollution. The administration also filed notice Thursday that it wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards — independent of federal ones. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 230 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has become the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion. The milestone marks the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 130 words, photos.


— USC ANNENBERG-LES MOONVES — The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will temporarily suspend the use of the media center’s name: The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center. Photo.

— CHURCH ARSON — A 58-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to vandalizing and starting fires inside a Los Angeles Catholic church.

— BABY ABUSE DEATH — A Los Angeles County judge has sentenced a man to 24 years in state prison for abusing his 5-week-old daughter who later died from the injuries.


— Wildfires coverage


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