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

April 2, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LOS ANGELES _ Police plan a briefing on the investigation into the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle and a surge of gun violence in South Los Angeles. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 560 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates, photos, video from 8:30 a.m. briefing.


OROVILLE, Calif. _ Water is expected to be released down Oroville Dam’s main spillway for the first time since it was reconstructed after breaking apart while carrying storm runoff two years ago. State officials also will conduct a measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack to determine the water supply outlook. SENT: 515 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 9 a.m. spillway briefing and 11 a.m. snowpack measurement.


_ LYFT SHARES _ Shares in the ride-haling company Lyft, the hottest new public stock offering in years, are falling sharply for a second consecutive day. The stock surged in its initial day of trading Friday, but they’ve been hammered this week.

_ TEENAGERS ELECTROCUTION _ Authorities in Northern California say two teenage boys were electrocuted while trying to rescue a dog from an irrigation canal at an orchard.


_ No event coverage planned.


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