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

April 1, 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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LOS ANGELES _ Slain Rapper Nipsey Hussle was creating a name for himself beyond his Grammy-nominated music, trying to remake the Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up and got entangled in gang life. Hussle was gunned down Sunday outside his apparel business, one of the keys to his dream of financial prosperity for himself and his community. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. and Andrew Dalton. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos and video.


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: 1,942 words, photos.


_ ELECTION 2020-KAMALA HARRIS-CALIFORNIA _ California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will address a conference of construction union workers in her home state. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: Developing from 6:30 p.m. address.


WASHINGTON _ A fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over hurricane relief for Puerto Rico is imperiling a widely backed disaster aid bill that’s a top priority for some of the president’s Southern GOP allies and Californians who lost homes in last year’s wildfires. By Andrew Taylor. SENT: 770 words, photos.


EL PASO, Texas _ As many as 2,000 U.S. inspectors who screen cargo and vehicles at ports of entry along the Mexican border may be reassigned to help handle the surge of Central American families coming across, the Trump administration said Monday. By Cedar Attanasio. SENT: 537 words, photos.



SAN FRANCISCO _ San Francisco police were searching Monday for a man who wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and used a sword to slash another man’s hand after an argument outside a roller-skating rink. SENT: 270 words.


SAN FRANCISCO _ A Northern California jury ordered Chevron Corp. to pay the families of two brothers who died of cancer a combined $21.4 million after concluding the company failed to properly warn the men about the dangers of a toxic solvent they worked with at a company-owned tire factory. SENT: 280 words.



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. SENT: 384 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. hearing.


LOS ANGELES _ The San Francisco Giants fan beaten outside Dodger Stadium eight years ago says he’s dismayed that Los Angeles police are again investigating an assault at the stadium that left a man seriously hurt over the weekend. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles-area prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 50,000 old marijuana convictions years after California voters broadly legalized the drug. SENT: 444 words, photos.


ATLANTA _ People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don’t pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal study that pools these folks gives them strength in numbers and new options. By Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 650 words, photos.


_ PLANE ON STREET _ Authorities say nobody was hurt when a small plane landed on a street shortly after takeoff from Southern California’s Long Beach Airport.


_ 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.

_ INTUIT-JOBS _ The makers of TurboTax and QuickBooks are bringing 200 to 500 jobs to West Virginia.

_ LYFT-IPO _ Shares of Lyft are tumbling in its first full day of trading as a public company.



LAS VEGAS _ The movie industry — everyone from the Hollywood studios that produce the films to the companies that make the screens, speakers and seats in theaters — are descending on Las Vegas this week for CinemaCon. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 926 words, photos.


_ WE WILL ROCK YOU-TOUR _ A musical inspired by Queen’s music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”



BERKELEY, Calif. _ California introduces new men’s basketball coach Mark Fox. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words.


CHICAGO _ Defending NCAA champion Notre Dame and Stanford meet for a shot at the Final Four when they face off in the Chicago Region final. The Irish are in their 10th Elite Eight and eighth in nine years while the Cardinal reached their 20th regional final. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Julio Urias makes his first start in two years for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Drew Pomeranz and the rival San Francisco Giants in the series opener. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ The Calgary Flames, who have wrapped up the best record in the Western Conference, visit the Los Angeles Kings. Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar will play in his 1,000th NHL game. By Dan Greenspan. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Left-hander David Price makes his first start of the season as the Boston Red Sox open a four-game series against the Athletics. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


SEATTLE _ Demoted to No. 5 in the pitching rotation, Felix Hernandez makes his first start of the season on Monday night as the Seattle Mariners open a series with the Los Angeles Angels. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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