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

May 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. 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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SACRAMENT, Calif. _ California’s governor has pledged to spend more than $1 billion of the state’s massive surplus on combating the state’s homeless problem, calling it “a stain” on the state. It’s part of a revised spending plan released Thursday. By Adam Beam. SENT: 610 words. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.



_ CALIFORNIA BUDGET-MARIJUANA TAXES _ California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market. Budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is scaling back what it expects to collect in cannabis tax revenue by $223 million through June 2020. By Michael R. Blood. UPCOMING: 400 words.

_ CALIFORNIA BUDGET-WILDFIRES _ Gov. Gavin Newsom said his budget adds nearly $40 million to the $769 million he already proposed in January for wildfire prevention, response and recovery and other natural disasters as California prepares for what is expected to be another unprecedented year. By Don Thompson and Dale Kasler. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3:30 p.m.


SAN DIEGO _ Federal officials announced Thursday that they have filed 109 hate crime charges against the man accused of a deadly attack on a Southern California synagogue, saying that after the suspect fled he called a 911 dispatcher to report that he had done it because “the Jewish people are destroying the white race.” By Julie Watson and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 522 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, video by 3:30 p.m.




LOS ANGELES _ The federal government released its latest plans to reopen over 1.7 million acres in California to oil and gas drilling that have been off limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The move is part of the Trump administration’s goal to make the U.S. energy independent, which critics have decried as a giveaway to the oil and gas industry and a desecration of public lands. By Brian Melley. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.



GRASS VALLEY, Calif. _ Officials in a small Northern California community say an online conspiracy that started with a tweet from former FBI Director James Comey forced them to cancel an annual school fundraiser out of safety concerns. The cancellation by a school foundation in Grass Valley, north of Sacramento, occurred after Comey participated in the Twitter hashtag trend #FiveJobsIHad. SENT: 300 words.


Michael Kwan can’t help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. “You’re not talking about 12 hours sitting at a desk or sitting on a bench. You’re talking about 12 hours of lifting and hammering and blowing things up,” said Kwan, a judge in Salt Lake City. By Terry Tang. SENT: 956 words, photos.



LONG BEACH, Calif. _ Pet owners and others gathered at a Southern California intersection to mourn a popular dog walker killed along with five of six dogs she was transporting when a motorist fleeing police crashed into her car. SENT: 418 words, photos.


_ ELECTION 2020-JOE BIDEN _ Joe Biden is joking about the size of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary field, saying he always expected tough competition but never anticipated running against “300 people.”

_ GUN CACHE SEIZED _ A 57-year-old man was released on $50,000 bond after his arrest during a law enforcement raid on a Los Angeles mansion that uncovered more than 1,000 guns.

_ MISSILE TEST _ The U.S. Air Force has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California in the second such test this month. Photo.



SAN RAMON, Calif. _ Chevron on Thursday declined to improve on its offer for Anadarko, cutting short the potential for a rare bidding war in the oil patch and allowing Occidental Petroleum to take control of the energy company and its rich fields in the Southwest of the United States. SENT: 400 words, photos.


DOVER, Del. _ A Delaware judge is weighing whether to dismiss Tesla shareholders’ complaints over a compensation plan that could net CEO Elon Musk more than $50 billion over the next decade. By Randall Chase. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.



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HOUSTON _ The Golden State Warriors have a shot to wrap up their Western Conference semifinals series against the Houston Rockets on Friday night but could have to try and do it without Kevin Durant after the star left a win in Game 5 with a right calf injury. The Rockets will try to get a home victory to stay alive and force a Game 7. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf. SENT: 184 words, photos.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Ever since Joe Pavelski went down with a gruesome head injury in the first round of the playoffs, the mantra for the San Jose Sharks has been to stay alive in the postseason long enough for their captain to come back to the ice. What a return Pavelski made to send the Sharks into the Western Conference final against St. Louis. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 750 words, photos.


DETROIT _ The Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers wrap up their three-game series. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 10:10 a.m.


_ BBA--CARDINALS-PUJOLS _ Albert Pujols is the third player with 2,000 career RBIs. Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting him in a group with Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086).


DENVER _ Weather permitting, San Francisco and Colorado will wrap up their series on Thursday afternoon. Kyle Freeland is expected to start for the Rockies while the Giants will go with left-hander Derek Holland, who is coming off the injured list to make the start. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 12:30 p.m.


_ BBN--GIANTS-POSEY _ The San Francisco Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion list after a foul ball hit his helmet on Sunday. SENT: 325 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Cincinnati plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 12:35 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Rich Hill starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals in the opener of a four-game series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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