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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Incoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom will draw immediate battle lines Monday with President Donald Trump in his inaugural address, portraying California’s “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. event.




SAN FRANCISCO _ Crews worked Monday to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California. The storm also prompted the temporary closure of a major interstate highway after motorists were trapped in the Sierra Nevada by whiteout conditions. By Olga Rodriguez. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.




SAN FRANCISCO _ A trial will begin Monday in federal court in San Francisco over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Judge Richard Seeborg is scheduled to hear a week of testimony from experts and other witnesses. The judge will decide whether to allow the question. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 560 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 9 a.m. start.


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. _ For years, the disappearance of the McStay family from their San Diego County home puzzled investigators, with no signs of forced entry and the couple’s credit cards untouched. After their remains were found years later in a remote desert location more than 100 miles away, authorities charged a man with the killings, alleging he bludgeoned his business partner, partner’s wife and two young sons with a sledgehammer before burying them. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from trial opening statements; time uncertain.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ No. 1 Alabama faces No. 2 Clemson for the fourth straight season in the College Football Playoff and third time for the national championship. The winner becomes the first 15-0 FBS champion, and Tide coach Nick Saban is looking for his record seventh national title. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words, with photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The Golden Globe Awards looked like it had gone entirely back to frothy, bubbly business as usual, until Regina King did the impossible: She got the orchestra to stop playing her off. Not even Lady Gaga had that much power. King used her platform on stage accepting the supporting actress award for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” to shed a light on Time’s Up x 2, the second year iteration of the legal defense fund founded in the wake of the sexual misconduct revelations that shook Hollywood. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 780 words, photos.


_ No event coverage planned.


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