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

June 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 100 people gathered Tuesday outside California’s Capitol to protest legislation that would ban the selling of gay conversion therapy, arguing the bill is too broadly written and could harm religious freedom. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, has altered the language slightly and maintains it will not affect religious practices and sales of the Bible. By Sophia Bollag. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:30 p.m. legislative hearing, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two dams critical to U.S. national security are at high risk for “insider threats” that could impair operations because of poor computer security practices such as too many employees having access to administrator accounts and failures to routinely change passwords, according to a new inspector general report. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 429 words.


DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk’s promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year. In an email to workers on Tuesday, Musk said the cuts amount to about 9 percent of the company’s workforce of 40,000. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 572 words, photos.



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Public Policy Institute of California is set to release a study on whether Proposition 47, which reduced penalties for property and drug crimes, drove up crime rates. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. EMBARGOED for release at 9 p.m.


— QUINCEANERA DANCE-IMMIGRATION DETENTION — A Northern California teenager held a quinceanera celebration outside the immigration detention facility where her father has been detained for more than a year.

— MICHIGAN TRIATHLON DEATH — Authorities say a 61-year-old California man who died while competing in a western Michigan triathlon had chest pains shortly before his death.



LOS ANGELES — Audio of a 911 call shows the desperate but unsuccessful efforts to save the 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller after she was pulled from a Southern California swimming pool during the weekend. By John Rogers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos.


WHITTIER, Calif. — A man who abducted his estranged wife and then held their 4-year-old daughter at knifepoint was fatally shot by police in a Los Angeles suburb, authorities said Tuesday. SENT: 209 words.


— FBN--KELLEN WINSLOW JR ARREST — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says it is investigating the circumstances of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr.’s arrest on suspicion of burglary.



NEW YORK — An Uber driver who booted out two women who kissed each other in his car has had his license suspended. New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission spokesman Allan Fromberg calls the driver’s behavior “ridiculous.” Fromberg says it’s 2018 and “this isn’t the way we live anymore.” By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.



LOS ANGELES — Barbra Streisand talks about “A Star is Born,” both her version and the upcoming film starring Lady Gaga. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


ATLANTA — The Chainsmokers duo is looking to mesh its EDM-style with some of the most popular songs from music icons such as Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Beyonce during a one-night only performance in July. The Grammy Award-winning duo told The Associated Press about its plans for the Pepsi Generations Summer Music Campaign at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on July 24. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 320 words, photo.


— FILM-BOX OFFICE-AVENGERS INFINITY WAR — The supersized superhero hit “Avengers: Infinity War” has crossed $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, becoming only the fourth film to reach that rarified box-office milestone.



OAKLAND, Calif. — For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty. By Lorin Eleni Gill. SENT: 559 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK — Connecticut’s balanced attack on offense this season is causing problems for opponents and the Sun have rolled to the best record in the league. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 700 words, photo.


ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres continue their series on Tuesday night. Miles Mikolas will try to continue his remarkable first season with the Cardinals when he gets the start. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5:15 p.m.


MIAMI — The Miami Marlins face the San Francisco Giants in the second game of a four-game series Tuesday. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Bartolo Colon starts for the Texas Rangers in the opener of a two-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Colon is two wins from the Latin American record by a pitcher. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Lance McCullers Jr. goes for his eighth victory when the Houston Astros open a series against the Oakland Athletics. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


SEATTLE — Mike Leake is unbeaten in his last six starts for the Seattle Mariners since getting knocked around by the Angels in early May. He sees the Angels again on Tuesday night in the second game of their series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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