AP-CA--California News Digest 4 pm, CA
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Continuing coverage of a major storm burning across California.
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WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Ed Royce of California said Monday he will not seek re-election after serving out his 13th term in the House, the latest in a string of committee chairmen who have announced their retirement. Royce is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This was to be his final year as chairman regardless of whether he sought re-election. He said he would spend his final year fully focused on the “urgent threats facing our nation.” His Southern California seat is one Democrats have hoped to flip. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 420 words, photo.
WASHINGTON — Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Monday that she remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that an upcoming White House meeting on immigration will produce a breakthrough. SENT: 489 words, photos.
— FOOD COMPANY-EMBEZZLEMENT — A Central California human resources executive has pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.5 million from her employer, an international food import company.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Storms brought rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities, driving property owners to stack sandbags in devastated northern wine country and authorities to order evacuations farther south for neighborhoods below hillsides burned by the state’s largest-ever wildfire. By Eric Risberg and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 425 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
— CALIFORNIA STORMS-THE LATEST
—COSTLY US DISASTERS, from WASHINGTON — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 523 words, photos.
HIV PREVENTION PILL
NEW YORK — From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view — remains woefully underused. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 880 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s decision to end special protections for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, requiring them to return to their violence-plagued homeland, sends ripples through Salvadoran communities, including Washington, where one of the largest concentrations of Salvadorans in the U.S. lives in the shadow of the Capitol. By Elliot Spagat and Luis Alonso. SENT: 970 words. UPCOMING: New approach of 900 words by 2 p.m., photos.
CHARLES MANSON’S REMAINS
LOS ANGELES — The fight brewing over the estate and remains of cult leader Charles Manson was narrowed to a pen pal and a purported grandson but it’s not clear where the battle will be fought. By Brian Melley. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 550 words, by 2:30 p.m.
BILLIONAIRE ACTIVIST-2018 ELECTIONS
WASHINGTON — Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer announced Monday he will spend $30 million to get young voters to the polls in this year’s midterm elections. SENT: 447 words, video.
—SAN FRANCISCO-PIER SHOOTING — The Mexican man acquitted of murder in a San Francisco case that prompted immigration debate has been denied release from jail pending trial on federal gun charges.
ANAHEIM — Officials in Southern California’s Orange County on Monday put hundreds of homeless camped out along a dusty riverbed near a baseball stadium on notice that they must move starting in two weeks. Formal notices were posted at the encampment near the stadium of the Los Angeles Angels team, said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff’s department. SENT: 433 words, photo.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A man was arrested Monday after he walked up to a Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective outside a fast food restaurant, asked him if he was a law enforcement officer and then stabbed him in the chest, investigators said. UPCOMING: 180 words.
FBI SHOOTING-LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES — One person was wounded in a shooting involving an FBI agent serving a search warrant in Los Angeles. SENT: 180 words.
— MOTORCYCLISTS ASSAULT — Authorities say a driver was assaulted by a group of motorcyclists who apparently followed him off the freeway into downtown Riverside.
— BEACH SEWAGE — Los Angeles County health officials have closed a section of Marina del Rey beach after an 1,100-gallon sewage spill.
— INMATE SEARCH — Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from Taft Correctional Institution.
— TEEN SHOT — Los Angeles County authorities say a 15-year-old girl shot while hanging out with friends in the front yard of a home has died.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Google engineer who was fired for writing a memo criticizing Google for pushing diversity is suing the company, saying it discriminates against white men and conservatives. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 310 words.
— GOPRO-RESTRUCTURING — GoPro is cutting staff and expects a sharp decline in fourth-quarter revenue after facing weak demand for cameras during the holiday season. Photo.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned call for “a brighter morning even in our darkest nights” at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it’s only a fantasy. By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples. SENT: 830 words, photo.
PASADENA, Calif. — Upcoming Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel says it’s hard to tell how the public will react to the subject of sexual misconduct when he delivers his monologue at the event in two months. SENT: 128 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
— TV CRITICS-THE LATEST
PASADENA, Calif. — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 552 words, photo.
NEW YORK — The two main U.S. chapters of PEN, the international literary and human rights organization, are merging. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 246 words.
— TV-GIANNI VERSACE — The Versace family is distancing itself from an upcoming TV series about the 1997 murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace. Photos.
OAKLAND, Calif. — As a longtime fan of the Carolina Panthers, Stephen Curry is absolutely interested in having an ownership stake in the team. By Sports Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 154 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
NBA PLAYER KILLED
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities’ attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she’s charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. SENT: 294 words, photos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings host the San Antonio Spurs. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — The Clippers conclude a five-game homestand against the Atlanta Hawks, who have lost three in a row. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors return home to take on the Denver Nuggets. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
— BBN--PADRES MOVES — Right-hander Craig Stammen is guaranteed $4.5 million as part of his two-year contract with the San Diego Padres and can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses annually based on pitching appearances.
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