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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

January 5, 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. Daisy Nguyen is on the San Francisco news desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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SAN FRANCISCO _ A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a “Fiji-born American hero” who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country. By Daisy Nguyen. SENT: 640 words. UPCOMING: more photos from funeral, procession and burial ceremony.


TORRANCE, Calif. _ Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives. By Scott Fain and Sophia Rosenbaum. SENT: 590 words, photos and video.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ One of the beauties of being in government for 50 years, said California Gov. Jerry Brown, is that “you get to make mistakes that you then get to correct.” He leaves office having radically reshaped the most populous state’s criminal justice system twice _ once as a young governor in the 1970s and 1980s, again as a septuagenarian. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 900 words, AP Photos: SC301-308.


Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. By Brady McCombs and John Flesher. SENT: 1200 words, photos, video.


LOS ANGELES_ The Golden Globes the awards telecast will seem like a big leap forward with nominations for “Crazy Rich Asians” and the historic decision to make Sandra Oh a co-host. The question is whether the recognition heaped on “Crazy Rich Asians” and Oh is another sign of a real seismic shift for Asians in Hollywood after decades of struggling to get leading, mainstream roles while dealing with stereotypes, “whitewashing” and other tropes that have been the norm for so long. By Terry Tang. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos.



SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The choice was clear for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney last September— freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence deserved to start over well-liked, well-respected senior Kelly Bryant. It’s a move that could’ve led to dissension, in-fighting and a divided locker room. Instead, the switch started the second-ranked Tigers on a glide path to the national championship game where they’ll take on defending champion Alabama on Monday night. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 765 words, photos.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa said his sprained left ankle is feeling good two days before the top-ranked Crimson Tide play No. 2 Clemson for the national championship. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 370 words, photo.

With: CFP-National Championship-The Latest


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