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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

March 9, 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. Robert Jablon 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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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-MARIJUANA

LOS ANGELES _ A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. It’s a turnaround from the not-so-distant past, when then-White House candidate Bill Clinton delivered a famously tortured response about a youthful dalliance with pot. By Michael R. Blood and Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1030 words, photos.

MISSING MARINE

BRIDGEPORT, Calif. _ Authorities in California are searching for a sixth day for a missing Marine after he failed to return from a backcountry skiing trip through the Sierra Nevada. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words and photos.

Also:

_ TRAIN SERVICE DOWN _ BART train service in the San Francisco Bay Area has resumed with limited service after a computer problem shut down the system.

SPORTS:

BKN-LAKERS-INGRAM

LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a deep venous thrombosis in his right arm. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 390 words, photo.

BKN-KINGS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and eight assists, carrying the Sacramento Kings down the stretch to a 102-94 victory over the New York Knicks in the opener of a four-game trip. Fox scored 12 points in the final 6 minutes after the Knicks had erased a 12-point lead to take a two-point lead. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 855 words.

BKC-WOODEN AWARD

LOS ANGELES _ Duke teammates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, along with Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura, are among 15 players on the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award that goes to the nation’s outstanding college basketball player. SENT: 300 words, photo.

RAC-SANTA ANITA-FATALITIES

ARCADIA, Calif. _ Santa Anita is imposing new rules to scrutinize horses training on its racetrack. It’s also adding a director of equine welfare, whose job includes conducting transparent investigations of injured horses. The Stronach Group, which owns the historic Southern California track, announced the changes following the deaths of 21 horses since Dec. 26. By Beth Harris. SENT: 550 words.

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