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AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA

November 30, 2018

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 losangeles@ap.org. John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Chris Weber. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LOS ANGELES — A combination of recent changes in California’s election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns that this year helped Democrats capture a string of U.S. House seats in the state. Suspicious Republicans have pointed a finger at the state’s dominant Democratic Party, suggesting that the changes have intentionally left Republicans at a disadvantage. Whether Democrats have a clear advantage is debatable. What’s not is that vote counts in California now routinely stretch long beyond Election Day. By Michael R. Blood and Stephen Ohlemacher. UPCOMING: 1,200 words.


CAMPO, Calif. — California authorities say three people have been killed and eight injured when a pickup fleeing Border Patrol agents rolled over near the Mexican border. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


LOS ANGELES — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Agler for his contributions and wished him the best. SENT: 311 words, photos.



SAN DIEGO — Authorities are searching for whoever killed two San Diego teenagers and a Mexican youth in Tijuana last weekend. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego victims were 17-year-old Christopher Alexis Gomez and 18-year-old Juan Suarez-Ojeda. The Mexican youth was 17-year-old Angel Said Robles. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


— CURRY-SHOES — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids.

— PAYLESS PRANK — Payless taught fashion influencers a lesson about shoes by opening a fake store that sold Main Street shoes at Madison Avenue prices. Photo.

— FEMALE CHEF-MICHELIN STARS — A San Francisco chef is the first woman in the United States to be awarded three stars from the Michelin Guide.


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