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

November 14, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

CHICO, Calif. — A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. “I hope you are okay,” reads one hand written note on the board filled with white and yellow sheets of notebook paper. Another had a picture of a missing man: “If seen, please have him call.” By Martha Mendoza and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 780 words, photos, video, audio.

With:

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

— NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-UTILITY LAWSUIT — Shares in PG&E are trading at their lowest level in more than a decade with some Californians who have lost homes saying that the power company is at fault for the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

MALIBU, Calif. — Southern California’s huge wildfire flared before sunrise Wednesday in rugged mountain wilderness as winds buffeted parts of the region, but forecasts called for a decline in the withering gusts. By Amanda Lee Myers and Brian Skoloff. SENT: 643 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

JONESTOWN 40 YEARS LATER

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette’s life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his blade carving roads and sites for wooden buildings with metal roofs. More than 900 people lived in the agricultural mission, with its dining pavilion, tidy cottages, school, medical facilities and rows of crops. By Tim Reiterman. SENT: 1,928 words, photos, video.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

— Funeral for sheriff’s sergeant killed in the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

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