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

February 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WESTERN STORMS

SAN FRANCISCO _ A winter storm slamming the western U.S. dumped rain Tuesday in Northern California and raising the threat of floods, while heavy mountain snowfall created a risk of avalanches and whiteout conditions on roads in the Sierra Nevada. SENT: 510 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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STRANDED AMTRAK TRAIN

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for more than a day in a remote and snowed-in part of Oregon said the train was moving again Tuesday after it got stuck when it hit a tree that fell on the tracks. The Coast Starlight train left Seattle for Los Angeles early Sunday and hit the tree a tree southeast of Eugene, Oregon, that evening. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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_ STRANDED AMTRAK TRAIN-THE LATEST

DOLPHIN STRANDINGS

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. _ Experts are concerned about an increase in dolphin strandings along the Southern California coast. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center says it has responded to six beached dolphins this month and received reports of two others. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CANNABIS-HOMELESS BEDS _ A Southern California homeless shelter has 100 new bunk beds largely paid for by legal cannabis dispensaries.

_ CAR-TO-CAR KILLINGS _ Southern California authorities are investigating the killing of two men in a car-to-car shooting.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ No event coverage planned.

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