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

March 26, 2019

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 Chris Weber. 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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The U.S. Education Department has launched an investigation into USC, Stanford anfdsix other schools embroiled in a college admissions cheating scheme. A letter sent to the schools Monday says the department is investigating whether they violated federal rules surrounding the management of federal student aid. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


WASHINGTON _ The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved. By Alan Fram. SENT: 760 words, photos.


The charges against attorney Michael Avenatti came together at warp speed, taking the attorney from facing cameras to facing prison. A day later, he returned to form and came out punching, launching an attack on Nike, the company he’s accused of extorting. Here’s what we know about the case, so far. By Brian Melley and Jim Mustian. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. 





SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California would give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children shouldn’t be vaccinated before attending school under legislation proposed Tuesday to counter what advocates call bogus exemptions. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California lawmakers will discuss the future of high-speed rail Tuesday and seek answers from the Newsom administration about the governor’s vision for the long-delayed project. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 419 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from 2 p.m. hearing.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ November’s statewide election created two vacancies in the California Legislature, prompting a scramble by 18 candidates running in special primary elections Tuesday. SENT: 545 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated when polls close.



SAN FRANCISCO _ California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state’s coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


SAN FRANCISCO _ The parents of a woman fatally shot by an immigrant who wasn’t held for deportation proceedings cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 450 words, photos.


_ TAHOE CARJACKING-SALESMAN STABBED _ A 45-year-old California man accused of carjacking and attempted murder has been arrested after police say he stabbed a car salesman during a test drive at Lake Tahoe.

_ GOAT THEFTS _ Authorities have recovered seven goats that were stolen in a rash of goat thefts in the San Joaquin Valley.

_ INVASIVE RODENTS _ More than 400 nutria have been captured in the first year of an effort to eradicate the invasive South American rodent from California.



LOS ANGELES _ A California jury has awarded $9 million to the family of a woman fatally shot seven times by police in Long Beach in 2017 in what the family’s attorneys say is the largest such award in city history. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 450 words.


SAN DIEGO _ The mayor of San Diego is proposing a new law to ban the growing problem of homeless people living in vehicles near beaches. SENT: 414 words.


_ SOUTHWEST MUSEUM _ Proposals are being sought for reuse of the Southwest Museum, a landmark in northeast Los Angeles for more than a century.

_ NUCLEAR PLANT CLOSURE _ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.



NEW YORK _ Many newspaper publishers — after suffering for a decade from job losses, shrinking ad dollars and circulation declines — are so far shunning Apple’s new “Netflix for news” subscription. For $10 a month, Apple News Plus offers articles from more than 300 magazines, but only three newspapers. By Tali Arbel. SENT: 863 words, photos.


_ GENERAL ATOMICS-EXPANSION _ A defense contractor is again expanding in Mississippi, with plans to invest $50 million and add 75 jobs over five years. San Diego-based General Atomics announced Tuesday that it will add 100,000 square feet to its existing complex near Tupelo.



LOS ANGELES _ Winston Duke became a household name in 2018 with his first film role ever in “Black Panther” and then “Avengers: Infinity War.” The 32-year-old Yale grad is following up that breakout role with a lead in Jordan Peele’s “Us,” the writer-director’s follow up to “Get Out.,” a role in which he channeled sitcom dads Homer Simpson and Carl Winslow. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 850 words, photos.


_ PEOPLE-AVICII _ The family of the Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic dance DJ Avicii (ah-VEE’-chee) is launching a foundation in his memory. Photos.



SAN FRANCISCO _ Major League Baseball suspended San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer without pay through July 1 after a video showed him in a physical altercation with his wife. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 600 words, photo.


SEATTLE _ When manager Andy Green walked to the mound on Monday night, the plan was set in motion. He congratulated Chris Paddack on finishing off his brilliant spring training with the San Diego Padres by throwing 2 2/3 shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners. Green then turned to Eric Hosmer, Ian Kinsler and Manny Machado as they surrounded the young pitcher and posed a question to the veteran infielders. By Tim Booth. SENT: 568 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The Los Angeles Clippers, well above the cut for the playoffs but intent on improving their seeding, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


DALLAS _ Dirk Nowitzki is down to five home games remaining in what is expected to be the final season of his record-setting career with the Mavericks. Sacramento visits in a matchup of also-rans. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards are on the brink of playoff elimination when they face Kyle Kuzma and the Los Angeles Lakers in a meeting of 11th-place teams in their respective conferences. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


EDMONTON _ The Los Angeles Kings visit the Edmonton Oilers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


VANCOUVER _ The Anaheim Ducks visit the Vancouver Canucks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners are expected to give some young prospects like Kyle Lewis and Evan White a chance to play in the big league park when they close out spring training against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 1:10 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Mike Trout and the Los Angles Angels visit the Dodgers to conclude the Freeway Series exhibition. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


_ FBN--OBIT-DANIELS _ Former Oakland Raiders running back and AFL all-time leading rusher Clem Daniels has died at age 83. The team announced Daniels’ death late Monday night but did not give a cause. Photos.

_ FBN--FREE AGENCY-RAIDERS _ The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.


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