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

May 6, 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. John Antczak 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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A police chief scolded California lawmakers while honoring a fallen officer whose death entered the national debate over immigration last year when President Donald Trump cited the slaying in calling for tougher border security. Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson says the policies coming from California’s Capitol “are making it more difficult” for police, though he didn’t elaborate. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 3 p.m.


YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. _ Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence. Ecologists this spring found clusters of eggs in meadows and ponds, proof of the first breeding by the frogs in Yosemite since 2017, when adult red-legged frogs were reintroduced after a 50-year absence, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Reynolds said Monday. SENT: 370 words, photos.



KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. _ Three family members sleeping in their trailer home were killed and a girl was seriously injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck into the home, police said Monday. SENT: 220 words, photos.



KERNVILLE, Calif. _ California wildlife authorities say new facilities built at the state’s Kern River Hatchery will allow breeding of Kern River rainbow trout that will be planted throughout the Kern River Basin. The plan will allow the territory to be stocked with native fish rather than domesticated strains. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


_ IMMIGRATION FRAUD _ Los Angeles County prosecutors say two people bilked seven Chinese nationals out of $1.5 million in an immigration fraud scheme.

_ MEASLES-CALIFORNIA _ Los Angeles County health authorities say one of the most recent local cases of measles involved a person who visited popular tourism locations including The Grove shopping center, The Original Farmers Market and La Brea Tar Pits.

_ EL CAJON SHOOTING _ San Diego County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a motorist who pulled alongside another vehicle and opened fire with a shotgun, wounding a passenger.

_ VANISHED BOY _ A search has resumed at a Mojave Desert landfill where authorities believe the body of a 6-year-old boy is buried.



TOPEKA, Kan. _ U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is putting pressure on Amtrak to commit to the continued operation of the Southwest Chief passenger rail service that connects Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Kansas. SENT: 295 words.



LOS ANGELES _ Friends and family gather to remember director John Singleton during a private ceremony in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up and represented in some of his key movies. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos, video.


NEW YORK _ Oscar-winning movie producer Irwin Winkler recalls the time he brought a promising script to United Artists. They hated virtually everything about it. Why should they make a film about a broken-down boxer and his homely girlfriend? By Mark Kennedy. SENT: words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ With a friendship going back to a fateful meeting at The Roxy in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese shared the stage in Los Angeles Sunday night for a wide-ranging conversation about everything from their Catholic upbringings and maturing faith to Flannery O’Connor, concert documentaries and the role of an audience. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 688 words, photos.


_ PEOPLE-GINA RODRIGUEZ _ “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez has gotten married.



LOS ANGELES _ Horse racing is in an uproar these days. The deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita prompted a flurry of new medication and safety initiatives. The disqualification of the Kentucky Derby winner has touched off a debate reaching all the way to the White House. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m.


HOUSTON _ James Harden and the Houston Rockets look to even their Western Conference semifinals series against the Golden State Warriors after winning Game 3 in overtime. Stephen Curry will try and bounce back after a tough shooting night in Game 3 to give the Warriors a 3-1 lead before the series returns to California for Game 5. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.


DENVER _ Leading 3-2, the San Jose Sharks can wrap up their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series against Colorado on Monday night. Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche haven’t lost back-to-back games since mid-March. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


CINCINNATI _ The Giants and Reds wrap up their four-game series. San Francisco took two of the first three with ninth-inning comebacks. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 9:35 a.m.


SAN DIEGO _ Rookie Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres, coming off a thrilling win against the Los Angeles Dodgers, face reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and a New York Mets looking to bounce back after being swept at Milwaukee. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Undefeated Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Kevin Gausman and the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a rematch of last year’s National League Championship Series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


_ FBN--RAMS-HAGER _ The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed linebacker Bryce Hager to a one-year deal.


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