AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
Aug. 28, 2018
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, but it's still unclear how the risk-assessment system replacing it will work. Brown's signature gives the state's judicial council broad authority to reshape pretrial detention policies ahead of the new law's October 2019 start date. By Sophia Bollag. SENT: 500 words, photos.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LONG RECOVERY
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp's new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California's most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She's had to dip into retirement savings to cover a $300,000 shortfall in her homeowner's insurance coverage. By Lorin Eleni Gill. SENT: 937 words, photos, video.
CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA-DEADLY PESTICIDE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms raided in California this year contained traces of powerful and potentially lethal pesticides that are poisoning wildlife and could endanger water supplies, researchers and federal authorities said Tuesday. By Don Thompson. SENT: 616 words, photos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are debating a bill to mandate the use of more renewable energy, as well as dozens of others as the Senate and Assembly finish their work for the year ahead of a Friday deadline. Developing.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The bishop for the Catholic Diocese of San Jose has reversed course and said he will not live in a $2.3 million Silicon Valley home that the diocese bought for his retirement. Bishop Patrick J. McGrath acknowledged he "erred in judgment" and said he plans instead to live in a rectory. SENT: 330 words, photo.
WESTERN WILDFIRES-ADOPTED DOG
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah firefighter whose department is still reeling from the death of one of their own during California's largest wildfire is starting a new chapter with a dog he found near the same fire. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 480 words, photos.
STUDENT SEX ABUSE-SETTLEMENT
REDLANDS, Calif. — A Southern California school district has agreed to pay $15.7 million to settle lawsuits by eight former students who say they were sexually abused by teachers and staff members. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.
FULLERTON POLICE CHIEF-LEAVE
IRVINE, Calif. — Southern California authorities are investigating a report that the Fullerton police chief and another off-duty officer allegedly assaulted emergency medical technicians who were trying to treat the chief's wife at a concert in the city of Irvine. SENT: 200 words, photo.
— DINE-AND-DASH DATER — Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed extortion, grand theft and other charges against a man accused of being the "Dine-and-Dash Dater."
— FIRE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION — A Southern California fire department is investigating potential misconduct by employees after four people were treated for possible drug overdoses at an out-of-town party.
— ICE CREAM TRUCK-DRUGS — Southern California authorities say two men were selling more than frozen treats from an ice cream truck. Photos.
— BABY RESCUE — A traffic stop by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy saved a baby boy who had stopped breathing.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. tech companies Tuesday, accusing Google and others of suppressing conservative voices and "hiding information" and good news. He cited no evidence for the claim, which echoes both his own attacks on the press and a conservative talking point. By Darlene Superville and Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 820 words, photos.
— TRUMP-GOOGLE-THE LATEST
— TESLA-MUSK'S TEARS — Elon Musk is denying that he cried during a recent interview with The New York Times in which he described how he'd become overwhelmed by the stress of running electric car company Tesla.
FILM-FALL PREVIEW-NETFLIX'S BIG OSCAR SEASON
This fall will be, by a wide measure, Netflix's most ambitious movie season yet. On tap for the streaming service are films from a healthy percentage of Hollywood's most acclaimed filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuaron, Paul Greengrass, Nicole Holofcener, the Coen brothers and even Orson Welles. It's a slate that would be the envy of most movie studios, and it could put Netflix on a collision course with Oscars. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. Eds: Part of a five-part series.
— ROTTEN TOMATOES — Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is attempting to diversify its film critic pool after a recent study found the site's reviews of top-grossing movies were heavily male-dominated.
— TV-THE VIEW-ABBY HUNTSMAN — Former "Fox & Friends Weekend" host Abby Huntsman is joining "The View." Photos.
Heee'sss Baaaccckkk. Chip Kelly, who confounded opposing teams with his blur offense for the Oregon Ducks a few years back, returns to the Pac-12 this season as head coach of the UCLA Bruins. But he's not the only big name coming back. Quarterback Jake Browning decided to play out his final year of eligibility at Washington. And Stanford's Bryce Love bucked popular opinion by sticking with the Cardinal rather than declaring early for the NFL draft. So perhaps it's the Year of the Return in the Pac-12. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler (6-4), who has a 1.11 ERA over is last five starts, pitches for the defending NL champions when they play the Texas Rangers. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:05 p.m.
HOUSTON — Houston's Charlie Morton looks to tie a career-high with his 14th win as the Astros try to extend their winning streak to seven games in the second of three games against the Oakland Athletics. The Astros rallied from a four-run deficit for an 11-4 victory in the series opener to more to 2 1/2 games ahead of Oakland in the AL West standings. By Jeremy Rakes. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kyle Freeland starts for the Colorado Rockies against the Los Angeles Angels in their interleague series. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — Heralded second base prospect Luis Urias is expected to make his big league debut when the San Diego Padres face Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a two-game series. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner tries to win back-to-back starts for only the second time this season when he faces the Arizona Diamondbacks, who counter with Clay Buchholz. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.
— SOC--MLS-LAFC-CIMAN — LAFC captain Laurent Ciman is leaving the MLS club for Dijon in France's Ligue 1.
— FBC--NEBRASKA-GEBBIA — Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Tristan Gebbia of Calabasas has been granted a release, freeing him to transfer to another school. Photo.
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