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BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

May 8, 2019

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA-SEX EDUCATION

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California is close to overhauling its guidance for teaching sex education in public schools, offering teachers a framework for talking to kindergartners about gender identity, discussing masturbation with middle-schoolers and recommending books that teach healthy practices for LGBT high schoolers. By Adam Beam. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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CALIFORNIA PESTICIDE RESTRICTION

LOS ANGELES _ The nation’s most productive agricultural state moved Wednesday to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies. By Brian Melley. SENT: 814 words, photos.

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CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA-SEED TO SALE

LOS ANGELES _ When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system known as track-and-trace isn’t doing much of either. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

CAPITOL:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LOSSES

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Insurance claims for last fall’s deadly California wildfires have topped $12 billion, making them the most expensive series of wildfires in state history. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Photos planned.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

UPROOTED TREE-FINE

SONOMA, Calif. _ A California judge ordered a couple to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting a 180-year-old oak tree that later died and causing other damage to a protected property about an hour north of San Francisco. SENT: 350 words.

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_ OFFICER SLAMS WOMAN-VIDEO _ Police in Northern California say they have opened a use of force investigation after a police officer was captured on video body slamming a woman during a traffic stop.

_ CHILD MOLESTER-FAKE SUICIDE _ A Northern California man who police say faked his own suicide to avoid jail for child pornography and child molestation was arrested in Florida.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LUXURY HOTEL-FINE

LOS ANGELES _ A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after initially obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a “bait-and-switch” building scheme. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with commission action.

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BEVERLY HILLS-TOBACCO BAN

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Although the smoke hasn’t cleared yet, the enclave of the rich and famous that is Beverly Hills seems clearly on the path to become the nation’s first city to drive sales of tobacco products out of town. By John Rogers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BORDER WOES

WASHINGTON _ The number of migrants apprehended at the Southern border topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, as the Trump administration manages an ever increasing number of Central American families streaming to the U.S. By Colleen Long. SENT: 138 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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_ FATAL PURSUIT CRASH _ Authorities say a woman and five dogs traveling with her were killed after a man fleeing police in a stolen van crashed into her car in Southern California.

_ TODDLER STABBED-SENTENCING _ A Los Angeles man who stabbed a 2-year-old girl to death and attacked the child’s pregnant mother during a domestic dispute has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

BUSINESS:

FTC-FACEBOOK-CONGRESS

WASHINGTON _ Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies may be inadequate to change their conduct. The Federal Trade Commission is negotiating a record fine to punish Facebook for alleged violations of users’ privacy. By Marcy Gordon. SENT: 645 words, photos.

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UBER LYFT-STRIKE

NEW YORK _ Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 460 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM-THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

MOORPARK, Calif. _ John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize about: They decided to leave their life in Los Angeles and start a farm that would function in harmony with nature. Their family and friends thought they were crazy, but they were determined. They’d bought 200 acres of land 50 miles away from downtown LA, in Moorpark, California, and they’d found an investor to fund the adventure. The only problem? The land was dead and they knew nothing about farming. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 738 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--ATHLETICS-FIERS-NO-HITTER

OAKLAND, Calif. _ It took a second career no-hitter from Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers to raise his lifetime record to 57-58. The 33-year-old, who has been a journeyman for much of his career, began his night against the Cincinnati Reds with a 6.81 ERA this season. He ended with a 131-pitch masterpiece to become the 35th pitcher with multiple no-hitters. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m. By Michael Wagaman.

RAC--PREAKNESS-FIELD

BALTIMORE _ Improbable will have Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith aboard if the colt runs in the Preakness on May 18. Trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday that he was making the switch from Irad Ortiz Jr. because “Mike and I have a little luck together.” SENT: 345 words, photos.

BKN--ROCKETS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors try to hold court at home when they take on James Harden and the Houston Rockets with the best-of-seven series notched at 2 games apiece. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

HKN--AVALANCHE-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks could get injured captain Joe Pavelski back for Game 7 of their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BBN--METS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO _ Wilmer Font is scheduled to make his debut with the New York Mets when they go for a series win against left-hander Matt Strahm and the San Diego Padres. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 12:40 p.m.

BBA--ANGELS-TIGERS

DETROIT _ The Los Angeles Angels send left-hander Tyler Skaggs (3-2) to the mound and the Detroit Tigers counter with lefty Matthew Boyd (3-2) in the second game of their three-game series. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 4:10 p.m.

BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Rockies right-hander Jon Gray chases after his first career win against San Francisco on Wednesday. The Giants will throw lefty Derek Holland, who’s slated to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list. He’s recovered from a bone bruise on his left index finger which he sustained practicing bunting. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:40 p.m.

BBN--BRAVES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES _ Clayton Kershaw starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who go for their 10th straight home win against Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves in the series finale. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BBO--REDS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Cincinnati plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

SOC--LA GALAXY-COLUMBUS CREW

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ The LA Galaxy plays at the Columbus Crew. UPCOMING: Game starts at 4:30 p.m.

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