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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

December 15, 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. Daisy Nguyen is on the San Francisco news desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

COSTLIEST WILDFIRE

LOS ANGELES _ A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California’s Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history. The report by a firefighting group that gets funding from environmental organizations says the U.S. Forest Service spent millions of dollars to fight a fire long after it burned into wilderness and posed little threat. By Brian Melley. SENT: 1150 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

PARADISE, Calif. _ Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. SENT: 190 words, photos.

LOS ANGELES TEACHERS

LOS ANGELES _ Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.

DESTROYED LANDMARK HOUSE

SAN FRANCISCO _ City officials have ordered a property owner who illegally tore down a 1930’s house designed by the modernist architect Richard Neutra to rebuild an exact replica and include a sidewalk plaque telling the entire saga. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

Also:

_ BREWERY-CALIFORNIA FIRE VICTIMS _ A Kansas brewery is selling a new specialty beer to help raise money for a Northern California community destroyed by the state’s deadliest wildfire last month.

SPORTS:

FBN-EAGLES-RAMS PREVIEW

LOS ANGELES _ The Philadelphia Eagles’ recent struggles aren’t providing any comfort to the Los Angeles Rams. They have a few problems of their own for perhaps the first time this season. With three losses in their past five games, the Eagles (6-7) are facing an uphill challenge just to earn the opportunity to defend their NFL championship in the playoffs. The Rams are coming off a loss in which they failed to score a touchdown for the first time in coach Sean McVay’s tenure. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 1000 words.

BBA-ANGELS-BOUR

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ First baseman Justin Bour and the Angels have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving Los Angeles depth while Albert Pujols recovers from surgery. SENT: 270 words.

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