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

May 14, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Police said Monday they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse. SENT: 310 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. news conference, photos.


— DESERT SHACK FAMILY, from YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. — A Southern California couple arrested after deputies found them and their three children on a desert property without electricity or running water told a newspaper that their living situation was unconventional but not abusive. SENT: 490 words, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers and tribes who run California casinos say voters would have to change the state’s Constitution before legal sports betting could come to the nation’s most populous state. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, making Oregon No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with active hemp cultivation. The rapidly evolving market comes amid skyrocketing demand for a hemp-derived extract called cannabidiol, or CBD, seen by many as a health aid. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,114 words, photos, video.


— CALIFORNIA PENSIONS-INVESTMENTS CHIEF — The chief investment officer of California’s $350 billion pension fund is stepping aside.



ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — Police say a man stabbed to death in a college dorm and his attacker were not students at Sonoma State University. Petaluma police Lt. Tim Lyons said Monday the two were acquaintances and were visiting friends on campus. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.




SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 72-year-old former police officer accused of being one of California’s most elusive serial killers appeared in a courtroom cage used for defendants in jail Monday as a judge put off a decision on whether to release search and arrest warrants in the case. SENT: 290 words, photos.


— FATAL MOTHER’S DAY SHOOTING — Police say a 5-year-old girl and her parents were killed when someone fired several shots into a Stockton home where a family was celebrating Mother’s Day.

— BUFFETT LUNCH AUCTION — Billionaire Warren Buffett is preparing to auction off another private lunch to raise money for a homeless charity in San Francisco.


— PLANE CRASH-WILDFIRE — Remains of three people have been found in the wreckage of a small plane that went down and sparked a wildfire in a rugged area of eastern San Diego County last week.

— KERN RIVER DEATHS — A warning sign that tallies the number of people who have died in the southern Sierra Nevada’s Kern River will be raised by 15 this month to reflect last year’s fatalities.


— FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL — Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. Photos.



LOS ANGELES — Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 685 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” canceled last year by ABC, is being resurrected by Fox next season because it’s a “great comedy” and not as a conservative statement, Fox executives said Monday. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 390 words, photos. Will be updated.


DALLAS — The abstract painting of a lighthouse caught the eye of Dallas Museum of Art curator Sue Canterbury as she visited a private collector about five years ago. Struggling to identify the artist, she walked up to the work and looked at the signature. “I was like everyone else is to whom I speak about her now: ‘Ida O’Keeffe?’” By Jamie Stengle. SENT: 618 words, photos.


— PEOPLE-TARAJI P HENSON — Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother’s Day. Photo.

— PEOPLE-PETE WENTZ — Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz had a special Mother’s Day announcement. Photo.

— PEOPLE-DRAKE — Drake is going on tour. Photo.

— TV-LETHAL WEAPON — “Lethal Weapon” will have a new co-star when it returns to Fox for a third season. Photo.



Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert tagged along with his dad and learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. By Sports Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 715 words, photo.


HOUSTON — James Harden and the top-seeded Houston Rockets host Steph Curry and Golden State in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals where the Warriors will open a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lance McCullers Jr. takes the mound when the Houston Astros open a three-game series with the rival Angels. Andrew Heaney pitches for Los Angeles, which is giving an early challenge to the defending World Series champions atop the AL West standings. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — Rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi goes for his fourth victory when the San Diego Padres face Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a two-game series. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Stratton (3-3) and the San Francisco Giants open a seven-game homestand against Sal Romano (2-3) and the Cincinnati Reds. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


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