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

November 27, 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 BAR SHOOTING

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Investigators said Tuesday that the number of victims from a shooting at a country music bar in Southern California this month could have been much higher based on the amount of ammunition the gunman carried. But authorities said they were no closer to figuring out why 28-year-old Ian David Long killed 12 people than they were the day of the Nov. 7 attack. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 621 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 650 words by 3:30 p.m., video.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-GOVERNOR’S PARDON

SAN FRANCISCO — An unexpected phone call brought a bright spot to a dark moment in Jason James Burnett’s life, offering a small measure of relief from the sadness of losing his California home to the nation’s worst wildfire in a century. It was the governor’s office. His criminal record had finally been wiped clean. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 560 words, photos.

With:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE, from CHICO, Calif. — A businessman pained over the destruction to the town of Paradise caused by a deadly Northern California wildfire planned Tuesday to give $1,000 each to students and staff members from the local high school. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

OBIT-SPONGEBOB CREATOR

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. He was 57. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 841 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

— UNIVERSITY DONATION — An alumni couple are giving San Francisco State University a $26.8 million donation — the largest gift in the university’s history.

— VATICAN-CALIFORNIA BISHOP — Pope Francis has named Monsignor Daniel Garcia, currently an auxiliary bishop in Texas, to take over as bishop of Monterey, California.

— SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY EARTHQUAKE — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the rural west side of the San Joaquin Valley early Tuesday.

— TAHOE BEAR-PETA AWARD — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is recognizing a police force at Lake Tahoe for its compassionate treatment of a bear cub that was trapped in a garbage bin.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STORM

LOS ANGELES — California will see widespread rain and heavy Sierra Nevada snowfall through midweek, potentially bringing travel problems and raising the risk of debris flows from wildfire burn scars. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

Also:

— FATAL FIRE — A late-night fire killed a resident of a Long Beach apartment complex.

— PUPPIES ROBBERY — A 22-year-old Southern California man has been arrested for allegedly committing an armed robbery that netted four puppies.

BUSINESS:

MICROSOFT’S STEADY RESILIENCE

Microsoft is close to overtaking Apple as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. The market closed Tuesday with Microsoft just a half percent behind Apple in market value. By Technology Writer Matt O’brien. SENT: 740 words.

MALAYSIA-DISNEY-FOX

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Resort developer Genting Malaysia has filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday. SENT: 245 words, photo.

SPORTS:

HKN--SHARKS-SABRES

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres are riding an NHL-season-best nine-game winning streak, one short of matching a franchise record, in preparing to host the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.

HKN--DUCKS-LIGHTNING

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Anaheim Ducks, aiming to improve to 4-0 on a five-game homestand. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:30 p.m.

HKN--KINGS-CANUCKS

VANCOUVER — The Los Angeles Kings visit the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN--LAKERS-NUGGETS

DENVER — Nikola Jokic and the Northwest Division-leading Denver Nuggets seek their fourth consecutive win Tuesday night when they host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--JACKSON STATE-SAN DIEGO STATE

SAN DIEGO — San Diego State looks to bounce back from a blowout loss to Iowa State in the Maui Classic when it hosts Jackson State. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKC--WEST COAST BAPTIST-IDAHO

MOSCOW, Idaho — West Coast Baptist plays Idaho at Cowan Spectrum. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE-WASHINGTON ST

PULLMAN, Wash. — Cal State Northridge visits Washington State on Tuesday night. By Ricky Hester. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

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