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

April 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LOS ANGELES _ Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. By Mesfin Fekadu and Andrew Dalton. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates, photos, video.


SANTA ANA, Calif. _ A week after Michael Avenatti’s shocking arrest in New York, the attorney famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump will be back in federal court Monday to face fraud charges in California. By Amy Taxion. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from 2 p.m. hearing.


WASHINGTON _ When Kamala Harris made her much-heralded arrival in Washington as California’s first black U.S. senator, she made a curious early decision. Within months of her swearing-in, she sponsored a bill urging states to eliminate cash bail, denouncing the system as a scourge on the poor and communities of color. By Juliet Linderman and Tami Abdollah. SENT: 1,920 words, photos.


_ LYFT-IPO _ Shares of Lyft are tumbling in its first full day of trading as a public company. Shares fell 10 percent Monday, hitting levels below its initial offering price of $72 on Friday.

_ GERMANY-FACEBOOK _ Germany’s justice minister is criticizing plans for Facebook to combine its instant-messaging services after a meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but is offering a wary welcome to his call for more encrypted messaging.

_ SUPREME COURT-PLANNED PARENTHOOD-VIDEOS _ The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from an anti-abortion group that surreptitiously recorded Planned Parenthood employees.


_State officials say the rebuilt spillway at Oroville Dam may be used for the first time Tuesday.

_State water officials conduct final Sierra snowpack survey of the season.


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