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 Mike Balsamo 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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SAN FRANCISCO — The two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 warehouse fire in Northern California that killed 36 people appear in an Oakland courtroom for the first time since their plea deal with prosecutors collapsed in stunning fashion. Derick Almena and Max Harris and their lawyers will convene to figure out the next steps in the case after the district attorney said she will not consider another plea deal. By Paul Elias. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET.


SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man accused of setting a Southern California forest fire that has prompted at least 20,000 evacuation orders is due to be arraigned in court. Forrest Clark shouted out in court that he was being threatened during an earlier appearance. Developing from court appearance. Timing uncertain.


What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job? That's the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company's impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most "difficult and painful year of my career." By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 916 words, photo.




LOS ANGELES — Mackenzie Phillips, who's upending expectations with her portrayal of a brutal inmate on "Orange is the New Black," deserves another look off-screen as well. By Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 670 words, photos by 11 a.m.


— RAPPER YOUNG THUG-ARREST: Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car.


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