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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

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LOS ANGELES — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation "trying to act so friendly and mainstream" so they don't think she's stoned. Adam Salcido relates that after he went to work a couple of years ago for a Southern California company that helps organize weed-infused events like Hempfest and Cannabis Cup, he had to reassure his family he wouldn't turn into a drug addict. Stoner stereotypes die hard. By John Rogers and Krysta Fauria. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Continuing coverage of the California Senate and Assembly in the final week of the legislative session. UPCOMING: Developing.


BEIJING — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 490 words, photo.


NEW YORK — As small business owners in Hawaii and California clean up following Hurricane Lane and wildfires, they'll find there's no one formula for recovery. The same disaster can devastate businesses in divergent ways — a hurricane might tear the roof off one restaurant, flood another and leave a third with little damage. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 1,292 words, photos.


— OBAMA-LOS ANGELES — A street in Los Angeles will be renamed Obama Boulevard.

— CANNABIS-VILLARAIGOSA — Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined the board of directors of the cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc.

— FILM-MICHAEL JACKSON — Michael Jackson's estate and IMAX are partnering to digitally remaster "Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D" into IMAX 3D. Photos.

— PEOPLE-EDDIE MURPHY — Eddie Murphy is going to be a father for the 10th time. Photo.

— LOST DOG REUNITED — A dog that disappeared from his southern California home and mysteriously wound up in Missouri has been reunited with his owner with the help of a Pony Express-style chain of cross-county volunteers.


No event coverage planned.


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