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

May 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SAN FRANCISCO _ San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards. By Janie Har. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2 p.m. board meeting.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to showcase much-anticipated updates to the company’s hardware lines and artificial intelligence. SENT: 139 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from event.


_ MONTANA-HUNTING AD _ Google Inc. has restored an advertisement from a Montana hunting group it initially rejected over animal cruelty concerns.



SAN DIEGO _ A 95-year-old former soldier died aboard a so-called Honor Flight carrying World War II veterans home to San Diego after an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to Washington, D.C. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.


DETROIT _ Officials say some of Detroit’s new LED streetlights are prematurely dimming and burning out in parts of the city and thousands more could fail. The Detroit News reports a letter from the Public Lighting Authority’s law firm says problems were discovered last fall with units made by San Jose, California-based Leotek Electronics USA that were “charred, burned, or cracked.” SENT: 165 words.


_ ANADARKO-OCCIDENTAL _ Anadarko says it plans to end its $33 billion takeover deal with Chevron in favor of a revised bid by Occidental.

_ TRAFFIC STOP LAWSUIT _ The city of Bakersfield has agreed to $60,000 settlement of a lawsuit by a black man who was arrested after refusing to answer questions when the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over by police.


_No event coverage planned.


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