AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
Aug. 27, 2018
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, email@example.com. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Janie Har is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Race-based affirmative action has long polarized Asian-Americans, with critics feeling demonized and advocates chagrined by the attention to what they call minority-within-minority views. Now, critics of the policy sense an opening for change, led by a White House hostile to the idea of considering race in admissions. By Janie Har. SENT: 985 words, photos.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament was known to barely speak to fellow gamers and sometimes exhibited an erratic playing style, according to other competitors. Authorities identified the two people slain as 22-year-old Elijah Clayton of Woodland Hills, California, and 28-year-old Taylor Robertson of Giles, West Virginia. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 740 words, photos.
— MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-THE LATEST
— MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-SUSPECT
ASSISTED DEATH-SON CHARGED
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A Northern California man has pleaded not guilty to trying to kill his ailing 86-year-old mother, which he says he did at her request. Thomas Beck entered the pleas in San Mateo County Superior Court, where he is charged with attempted murder and elder abuse. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photo by 2:30 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Coverage of the final week of proceedings in the California Senate and Assembly. UPCOMING: Developing.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has purchased a five-bedroom, $2.3 million home in Silicon Valley for its retiring bishop despite the 640,000-member diocese's mission of charity and serving the poor. Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, 73, acknowledged in an interview with the Mercury News of San Jose that the price tag is "a lot of money." SENT: 490 words, photo.
MALIBU LAGOON DIE-OFF
LOS ANGELES — California State Parks officials are trying to solve a stinky mystery: An unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. By Ariel Tu. UPCOMING: 300 words.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A 3-week-old wildfire that has burned nearly 36 square miles in Southern California's Santa Ana Mountains roared back to life Monday and escaped containment. SENT: 130 words.
DETROIT — A person briefed on the matter says Toyota will invest $500 million in ride-hailing service Uber, and the companies will jointly develop self-driving vehicles. The person didn't want to be identified because the official announcement hasn't been made. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
Shares of Tesla slipped on the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. In morning trading Monday, Tesla Inc. was trading at $313.13, down $9.69, or 3 percent, while the broader markets rallied. SENT: 218 words, photos.
FILM-FALL PREVIEW-ROBERT REDFORD — Robert Redford says that after such a large response to his announced retirement from acting, now he can't say he was just kidding. In an interview with The Associated Press, the 82-year-old star reflects on his six-decade career and his swan song, "The Old Man and the Gun." By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 970 words, photos.
— ALMA AWARDS — The American Latino Media Arts Awards, or ALMAs, will be back this fall after a three-year hiatus in time for the 50th anniversary of UnidosUS, previously known as National Council of La Raza. SENT: 400 words.
FBN--THE GRUDEN BROTHERS
The Gruden brothers are set to do something only one other pair of siblings has done in NFL history: work simultaneously as head coaches. By Pro Football Writers Josh Dubow And Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,625 words, photos.
— FBN--THE GRUDEN BROTHERS-QUOTE BOX
— FBN--JON GRUDEN BIO BOX
— FBN--JAY GRUDEN BIO BOX
LOS ANGELES — Chip Kelly is getting closer to choosing his first quarterback at UCLA. He has also identified six players that will be suspended for his anticipated debut leading the Bruins on Saturday. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 572 words.
FBC--SAN DIEGO STATE-WASHINGTON
SAN DIEGO — Juwan Washington is ready for his turn to be San Diego State's featured running back. If he's as successful as D.J. Pumphrey and Rashaad Penny before him, the Aztecs will have their third straight 2,000-yard rusher. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
FBC--WASHINGTON STATE-REMEMBERING TYLER
PULLMAN, Wash. — Mark and Kym Hilinski keenly remember the swirl of activity. Rushing to Pullman after learning their son, Tyler, had taken his life. Planning memorial services both on the Washington State campus and back home in Southern California. Dealing with authorities as they tried to determine why 21-year-old Tyler was gone. Tyler Hilinski was expected to be the Cougars' starting quarterback this year, and his Jan. 16 death will hang over the program throughout the upcoming season. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 837 words, photos.
OAKLAND — Khris Davis has become known as Oakland's other superstar "KD." The Athletics slugger is having a special season right next door to where Kevin Durant led the Golden State Warriors to a second straight NBA championship two months ago. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 794 words, photos.
HOUSTON — Houston's Gerrit Cole opposes Oakland's Brett Anderson as the Astros look for their sixth straight win in the opener of a key series against the Athletics, who trail the first-place Astros by 1 1/2 games in the AL West. By Kristie Rieken. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Odrisamer Despaigne takes the mound when the Los Angeles Angels attempt to end their six-game skid in the opener of a two-game interleague visit from the Colorado Rockies, who counter with Jon Gray. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Patrick Corbin (10-4) starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks when they open a three-game series at the San Francisco Giants. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.
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