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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The close of the California legislative session brings a flurry of parties to toast victories and raise campaign cash, with more a dozen capital bars and restaurants hosting soirees on the busiest nights. After-hours events have been the scene of some of the most egregious sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced after the #MeToo reckoning hit the California Capitol last fall, prompting the resignations of three lawmakers and pledges of a cultural change. Staffers, lawmakers and lobbyists who spoke with The Associated Press said the party scene has mellowed in the year since. But bad behavior, sexual or otherwise, hasn't ended entirely. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 637 words, photos.


EL PASO, Texas — Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices — a practice which both the government and advocacy groups oppose for different reasons. By Colleen Long, Frank Bajak and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,483 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO — Leave it to Tony Hawk to mix a decades-old skateboarding trick with the latest in virtual reality technology. The 50-year-old skateboarding pioneer and entrepreneur is dragging his 360-degree loop ramp out of storage and giving a handful of young skaters the chance to try to nail the near-impossible trick on a live virtual reality broadcast Sunday from his San Diego County headquarters. By Sports Writer Bernie Wilson. SENT: 719 words, photo.


— PURSUIT ARRESTS — A woman who was the victim of a carjacking is safe and three suspects are under arrest after an incident that stretched from Malibu to Los Angeles.



DETROIT — Electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. will remain on the public stock exchanges after CEO Elon Musk said Friday that investors have convinced him the company shouldn't go private. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 510 words, photos.



When "Crazy Rich Asians" surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another surprising feat: It put Asians of a certain age in theater seats. Younger Asian-Americans have been flocking with their parents to see the first movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast. By Terry Tang. SENT: 838 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — J.J. Watt could get his first playing time since last season when the Houston Texans visit the Los Angeles Rams, who plan to sit out Todd Gurley and most of their key starters for the third straight preseason game. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 1 p.m.


INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck and Jimmy Garoppolo are expected to make their longest — and likely — last appearances of the preseason when Indianapolis and San Francisco square off Saturday. But the expected return of new 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman and Colts safety Malik Hooker will be just as watched. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game started at 1:30 p.m.


CARSON, Calif. — Drew Brees and Philip Rivers should get limited action against each other when the New Orleans Saints face the Los Angeles Chargers in a preseason game. The teams scrimmaged against each other for two days this week. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Suarez pitches the middle game for the San Francisco Giants in their interleague series against the Texas Rangers. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 1:05 p.m.


— BBN--GIANTS-POSEY-SURGERY — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey will undergo hip surgery Monday in Colorado, ending what has been a painful and frustrating year for the six-time All-Star. Photo.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics send surging right-hander Mike Fiers to the mound in Minnesota, with rookie Stephen Gonsalves pitching for the Twins. By Jim Hoehn. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Justin Verlander looks to continue his mastery of the Angels when he leads the Houston Astros into the Big A. Los Angeles counters with rookie Jaime Barria. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw, who owns a career 1.89 ERA against San Diego, starts for the Dodgers against rookie Brett Kennedy and the last-place Padres. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


— BKN--NICK YOUNG ARREST — Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation.


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