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AP-CA--California News Digest 4:30 pm, CA

November 27, 2018

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. Christopher Weber is on the news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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LOS ANGELES — Incoming U.S. House Democrat Gil Cisneros says he wants new leadership in the House and will support the push to replace House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Cisneros, who won an upset victory in Southern California’s 39th District, said in a statement Monday that he respects Pelosi but voters in his district are clamoring for change. By Michael R. Blood. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5:30 p.m.


NEW YORK — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any type of romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday that romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico and California’s Imperial Valley is OK to eat. It says romaine from those places wasn’t yet shipping when the illnesses began. By Food & Health Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 750 words, photos.


SALEM, Ore. — Commercial crabbers in Oregon and California are suing 30 fossil fuel companies, claiming they are to blame for climate change, which has hurt their industry. The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations filed the lawsuit last week in California State Superior Court in San Francisco against companies including Chevron and Exxon Mobil, news outlets reported. SENT: 400 words.


LOS ANGELES — Authorities arrested a motorist suspected of trying to run down two men leaving a Los Angeles synagogue, and detectives are investigating the case as a hate crime, police officials said Monday. The driver yelled anti-Semitic remarks at the men Friday night, made a U-turn and drove at the pair, who took cover behind a car and an electrical box, said Deputy Chief Horace Frank. SENT: 200 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is launching a new program designed to address the technology industry’s scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs. Under the initiative announced Monday, female entrepreneurs and programmers will attend two-week tutorial sessions at the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 375 words, photos.


ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders took the opening kickoff, marched down the field and scored a touchdown. Then the offense stumbled most of the rest of the way in the latest loss in a down season in Oakland. That’s been a pattern that has repeated itself far too often this year. Starting games fast hasn’t been a major issue for the Raiders, who are fifth-best in the league this season with 34 points on the opening drive of the game. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— HUSBAND MURDER — A 28-year-old Korean national has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for stabbing her husband to death during an alcohol-fueled fight in their Los Angeles home.

— SHERIFF DEPUTY DEATH — A California sheriff’s deputy is dead after crashing into a power pole while responding to a call for assistance.



PARADISE, Calif. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visit the Northern California community where 19,000 buildings were destroyed in a massive wildfire that killed at least 85. By Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. event.




CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300-million-mile journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere. Flight controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leaped out of their seats and erupted in screams, applause and laughter as the news came in. “Touchdown confirmed!” a flight controller announced. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 563 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.




TIJUANA, Mexico — Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, as police lined up outside a shelter in the city of Tijuana and told Central American migrants they couldn’t walk toward the border area. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 990 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated.





SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Democratic Party is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against chairman Eric Bauman. SENT: 307 words, photo.


— HUMAN REMAINS BACKYARD — Authorities say a man who was burying a pet in the backyard of the home he rents in Modesto discovered human remains.


— LETTUCE OUTBREAK — A produce industry group says it expects U.S. health officials to scale back a public health alert warning people not to eat any romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak.

— BOSS SLAIN — An employee of a Chinese-language newspaper in Southern California has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of his boss.

— KNIFE-WIELDING MAN — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy shot and wounded a knife-wielding man who threatened to kill two Lancaster residents and then advanced toward the deputy.



PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — In a former cash register factory not far from Detroit, 300 engineers are working on all-electric pickup trucks and SUVs that a startup named Rivian will unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The company, which has a factory in Illinois and plans to start selling vehicles in two years, is another in a growing line of startups and established automakers that are looking to take sales from electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 746 words.


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow a lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 562 words, photo.


LONDON — Britain’s parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it turns up the heat on the social media company over its data protection policies. By Business Writer Kelvin Chan. SENT: 380 words, photo.



Mick Jagger likes a buzz. A natural buzz. The Rolling Stones frontman, who will tour America next spring with his iconic band, says live shows give him a rush that can’t be matched and is the reason that at 75, he still loves touring. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 1,189 words, photo.



COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers could start a tough December stretch without running back Melvin Gordon, who suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s win against Arizona. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 550 words, file photos.


— FBN--RAMS-TALIB — Cornerback Aqib Talib is eligible to return from injured reserve this week for the Los Angeles Rams’ game at Detroit. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham.


ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have a little extra time to prepare for their next game, but the challenge is a formidable one. The Los Angeles Rams are coming to town. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reflects on his team’s latest loss and the release of linebacker Reuben Foster after his arrest at the team hotel. By Joe Stiglich. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.


ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders were unable to build off their second win of the season and are now assured of a losing record in Jon Gruden’s first season back as coach. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


A roundup of the week in women’s college basketball. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 780 words, photo.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors hope to have Draymond Green back when they host the Orlando Magic to conclude a four-game homestand that spanned six days. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


BERKELEY, Calif. — Santa Clara plays California at Haas Pavilion. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m.


MALIBU, Calif. — Idaho State plays Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse. Game starts at 7 p.m.


— BBO--POSTSEASON SHARES — A postseason share on World Series champion Boston was worth $416,838, down from a record $438,902 for Houston in 2017.

— BBA--ANGELS-YANKEES-BRIDWELL — Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.

— RAC--SANTA ANITA-ANNOUNCER — Frank Mirahmadi will become Santa Anita’s new race caller when the winter meet begins Dec. 26, replacing Michael Wrona who was let go after two years.


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