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

September 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME-COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement. By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 1,073 words, photos, video.

With:

— SUPREME-COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST

REALITY SHOW DOCTOR-RAPES

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Orange County district attorney plans an update on the case against a Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and a co-defendant accused of preying on intoxicated women and drugging and raping them. Officials have said more possible victims have come forward since the charges were announced. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. press conference.

MUSLIM FASHION EXHIBITION

SAN FRANCISCO — The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women’s dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and lace scarf by Dolce & Gabbana; or a hood attached to an extra-long girls’ dress. By Janie Har. SENT: 736 words, photos.

COLLEGE STATUE CONTROVERSY

LONG BEACH, Calif. — California State University, Long Beach, will be ousting its “Prospector Pete” statue because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— HOMELESS KILLINGS-CALIFORNIA — Authorities say a homeless man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after they were beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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