BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
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POLICE OFFICER KILLED-CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO _ Authorities searched Wednesday for a gunman they said shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in a small California town. Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh, 33, had called in the traffic stop early Wednesday and a few minutes later reported “shots fired” over his radio, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 355 words, photos.
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. _ A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state’s largest reservoir. SENT: 239 words, photo.
TEDDY BEAR CACTUS
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ A parcel of land that is prime habitat for the so-called teddy bear cactus has been purchased for a Mojave Desert conservation organization. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
_ POLICE SHOOTING _ Police in San Jose say officers shot and killed a woman who drove a suspected stolen car at them early Christmas Day.
_ SAN FRANCISCO-TOLL INCREASE _ Tolls on the San Francisco Bay Area’s seven state-owned bridges will go up by $1 starting on Jan. 1.
_ COMMERCIAL FIRE _ Employees escaped unharmed when fire erupted in a Southern California commercial building.
_ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEATHER _ Southern California’s weather is turning dry and windy with areas of chill in the aftermath of a Christmas dousing of rain and some mountain snow.
FILM-STAN & OLLIE
LOS ANGELES _ Playing Oliver Hardy, the large comic with the even larger persona, was a burden that became a mission for John C. Reilly. The actor had early misgivings about becoming the man whose legendary partnership with Stan Laurel is explored in “Stan & Ollie,” which will be released Friday in the United States by Sony Pictures Classics. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 622 words, photos.
FILM-COLD WAR-JOANNA KULIG
LOS ANGELES _ The name Joanna Kulig might not ring a bell for the majority of American moviegoers, but that could all change in the coming weeks with the theatrical expansion of “Cold War.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 834 words, photos.
_ PEOPLE-ROBIN THICKE _ Singer Robin Thicke surprised his pregnant girlfriend with a marriage proposal.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams. She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices. By Sports Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 806 words, photos.
PHOENIX _ California and TCU play in what’s expected to be a defense-dominated Cheez-It Bowl. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.
LOS ANGELES _ The Sacramento Kings visit the Los Angeles Clippers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
_ BKN--LAKERS-JAMES _ LeBron James got good news Wednesday on his injured groin. SENT: 137 words, photos.
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