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 John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or

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LOS ANGELES — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. By John Rogers. SENT: 665 words, photos.


SANTA ANA, Calif. — A week after bringing another murder charge against the man suspected of being one of California's most elusive serial killers, prosecutors are set to provide an update on the Golden State Killer case. Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is accused of killing 13 people in the 1970s and 80s. By Michael Balsamo. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference


MIAMI — A potential class-action lawsuit against Los Angeles-based Herbalife could involve more than 100,000 plaintiffs and might mean as much as $1 billion in damages. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— APPLE STORE THEFTS — Five people from Fresno, Sacramento and the East Bay city of Antioch are suspected of being an organized retail theft crew after a weekend heist at a Southern California Apple store led to an altercation with mall customers.

— ARREST DEATH — Southern California authorities are investigating the death of a man after sheriff's deputies used Tasers to try to subdue him during an arrest.


—A preliminary hearing is scheduled in the case of a 21-year-old Southern California man charged with stabbing to death a University of Pennsylvania student because he was gay.

—The man arrested in the July 22 killing of a teenager at a train station in Oakland is scheduled to enter a plea.


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