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

May 24, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

CALIFORNIA BUDGET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Assembly will finalize its budget proposal on Friday, bringing into focus differences with the first-term governor and the state Senate. One of the biggest sticking points appears to be a tax on managed care organizations, which generates more than a billion dollars for health care for low income people. UPCOMING: Time uncertain.

TESLA WOES-Q&A

Late last year, Tesla Inc. was fully charged and cruising down the highway on Autopilot. Shares were trading above $370 each, sales of the Model 3 small electric car were strong and the company had appointed a new board chair to rein in the antics of sometimes impulsive CEO Elon Musk. But around the middle of December, investors started having doubts about the former Wall Street darling’s prospects for continued growth, and the stock started a gyrating fall that was among the worst in company history. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 805 words, photos.

SPACEX LAUNCH

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. _ California-based SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 360 words, photos.

DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE

LOS ANGELES _ Disneyland’s new Galaxy’s Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the Millennium Falcon. The theme park is expecting massive crowds when Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31, and has detailed plans on how to accommodate guests or help them “move along” with the aid of Stormtroopers. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 687 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ ISLA VISTA MEMORIAL _ The University of California, Santa Barbara, community has solemnly marked the fifth anniversary of the Isla Vista rampage in which six students were slain and 13 other people were wounded.

_ WHALE DEATH _ Authorities say a dead whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March.

_ DATING SCAM _ Los Angeles police have arrested a 37-year-old man for allegedly running a dating scam that fleeced dozens of women he met online.

_ WILD RV CHASE _ A 52-year-old woman accused of being the driver of a recreational vehicle that rampaged through Los Angeles streets this week has pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges.

_ DISABILITY ATTORNEY-TAX FRAUD _ A California attorney who has sued thousands of small businesses for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act has been indicted on charges that he filed fraudulent tax returns on income from the lawsuits.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_No event coverage planned.

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