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BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

April 15, 2019

Hello! 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, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Christopher Weber is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

SAN FRANCISCO-CROOKED STREET

SAN FRANCISCO _Thousands of tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down a crooked street in San Francisco. A proposal in the state Legislature would allow the city to establish a toll and reservation system for world-famous Lombard Street. By Olga Rodriguez. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2:30 p.m.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

BOSTON _ Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed Monday they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 525 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-SCANDALOUS TRADEMARKS

WASHINGTON _None of the Supreme Court’s justices wanted to say the four-letter word. The high court was discussing a trademark case Monday involving a Los Angeles-based fashion brand “FUCT.” But the justices did some verbal gymnastics to get through about an hour of arguments without saying the brand’s name. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 425 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

FATAL POLICE SHOOTING-STICK

RED BLUFF _ Officials say a Northern California police officer shot and killed a man who was threatening to strike officers with a large stick. SENT: 200 words.

Also:

_ ORCA HABITAT-LAWSUIT _ The federal government says that by October it will propose expanded habitat protections off Washington, Oregon and California for Pacific Northwest orcas.

_ FATAL HIT-AND-RUN _ Authorities say they have identified the driver in a hit-and-run that killed a woman and her 6-year-old son and seriously injured a man in Oakland, California.

_ SPRING STORM-SIERRA _ A fast-moving spring storm is heading into the Sierra where nearly a foot (30.5 centimeters) of snow could fall in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe by Tuesday morning.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

NIXON’S BROTHER-MEMORIAL

YORBA LINDA _ Ed Nixon, the younger brother of President Richard Nixon who spent years promoting his brother’s legacy, was remembered at a memorial service as a Navy aviator, geologist, global energy expert, husband and father. SENT: 350 words, photos.

BALD EAGLES

BIG BEAR LAKE _ Two bald eagle eggs have hatched in a California nest watched by nature lovers via an online live feed. SENT: 175 words, photos.

Also:

_ PULITZERS-LOS ANGELES _ Three Los Angeles Times reporters have won a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.

_ POLICE SHOOTOUT-CHARGES _ A Southern California man has been charged with trying to kill four police officers in a shootout that injured one of them.

_ DUCKLINGS RESCUED _ Firefighters in Southern California have rescued 13 ducklings from a storm drain.

_ RESTAURANT STABBING _ Authorities in Southern California say a security guard shot and killed a man who crashed his car into a building, stripped off his clothes, ran across the street and stabbed someone at a McDonald’s.

BUSINESS:

LYFT-ELECTRIC BIKES PULLED

NEW YORK _ Lyft has pulled 3,000 electric bikes from the streets of New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., after customers complained the bikes were braking too hard. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 325 words, photos.

GERMANY-VOLKSWAGEN

FRANKFURT, Germany _ German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company’s massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing. By David McHughe. SENT: 725 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

HBO AFTER THRONES

LOS ANGELES _ When the last drop _ or gallon _ of blood is shed and an exultant victor has ascended to the Iron Throne, viewers may be split over how HBO’s fantasy saga ended but they’ll be joined in deprivation. By Lynn Elber. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

PEOPLE-MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER

NEW YORK _ You have to hand it to actor Matthew Gray Gubler: When he goes, he goes all-in. That’s whether he’s chasing serial killers on CBS’ “Criminal Minds” or putting the word out about his new children’s book. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 900 words, photos.

SPORTS:

MLB-DIVERSITY STUDY

RALEIGH, N.C. _ A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with the biggest area of concern coming in the front offices of league teams. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 600 words, photos.

LA STADIUM

INGLEWOOD _ LA Stadium officials host a tour for the media after the final piece of the canopy structure to hold the roof is completed. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

KINGS-WALTON

SACRAMENTO _ The Sacramento Kings hired Luke Walton as their coach Monday, just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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