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

April 4, 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 Chris Weber. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. _ Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant “Yabba Dabba Do” sign in orange, purple and red. The latest battle in the war between government rules and property rights is playing out in a posh San Francisco suburb, where a retired publishing mogul has installed an elaborate homage to “The Flintstones” family. By Janie Har. SENT: 750 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ Charges may be filed Thursday in the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle. UPCOMING: Story dependent on developments.


SAN FRANCISCO _ A coroner’s inquest continues Thursday into the deaths of eight members of a family whose SUV drove off a cliff on the Northern California coast. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. hearing.


NEW YORK _ A federal judge will hear oral arguments Thursday about whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk should be held in contempt of court for violating an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SENT: 536 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing starts at 11 a.m.


_ HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION _ A man accused of trying to run down two Jewish men outside a Los Angeles synagogue last year has been ordered to stand trial.

_ NEWCASTLE DISEASE-COUNTY FAIR _ The Kern County Fair has canceled its September poultry show and live exhibits due to the outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California.

_ HARBOR JELLYFISH _ Visitors to Southern California’s Channel Islands Harbor have been treated to the sight of large numbers of jellyfish.


_ No event coverage planned.


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