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

September 22, 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 toor to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Paul Elias 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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NEW AT 1:30 P.M.

ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democrats were trounced in their bids for state legislature during the tenure of former President Barack Obama, losing 968 seats in eight years. That’s a big part of the reason Republicans controlled the redistricting process that cemented GOP control of Congress. Democrats hope to reverse that this year or at least put a big dent in the previous Republican gains. They have embarked on a coordinated and well-financed effort to win state legislative seats, although the heavy partisan gerrymandering accomplished under the Republicans could thwart many of their efforts. By David A. Lieb. 1,000 words. Photos.

With:

— BC-US-Election 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES-GLANCE, a by-the-numbers breakdown of partisan control in state legislatures.

BLUE BOY PAINTING

SAN MARINO, Calif. — “Blue Boy” is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public will be able to watch as one of the world’s most iconic paintings receives a nip here, a tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably). Beginning Saturday, visitors to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, can see conservator Christina O’Connell repair Thomas Gainsborough’s priceless portrait of a boy dressed all in blue. By John Rogers. SENT: 800 words, photos.

CANNABIS-STUDENT USE

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Northern California kindergartener can continue bringing her cannabis-based drug to her public school. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported Saturday that a judge in favor of 5-year-old Brooke Adams, who uses the drug as an emergency treatment for a rare form of epilepsy. SENT: 380 words, photos.

Also:

— CALIFORNIA MANSION- VALUE PLUMETTS

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — A Southern California seaside mansion recently sold for $32.7 million five years after it was put on the market for $65 million.

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