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

October 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — A high-stakes partisan row quickly broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found “no hint of misconduct” and Democrats accusing the White House of slapping crippling constraints on the probe. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,108 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — The hotel busboy who came to Robert F. Kennedy’s aid when the New York senator was shot in Los Angeles has died. The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Juan Romero died Monday in Modesto, California, at age 68. SENT: 660 words. UPCOMING: Photo.


FULLERTON, Calif. — Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for five Democratic congressional candidates in Fullerton, as the party ramps up its efforts to capture the House. By Michael R. Blood. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. appearance.


LOS ANGELES — Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is expected to be sentenced Thursday to nearly three decades in prison at a Los Angeles court hearing that comes nearly four years after he killed one man and injured another with his truck outside a Compton burger stand. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from court hearing.


KATHMANDU, Nepal — American extreme skiers who overcame threatening weather conditions and equipment problems to successfully ski down from the summit of the world’s fourth-highest peak returned safely from the mountain on Thursday. James Morrison of Tahoe, California, and Hilaree Nelson of Telluride, Colorado, arrived in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, looking forward to a break after becoming the first people to ski down from Mount Lhotse’s 8,516-meter (27,940-foot) summit. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 447 words, photos.


CHICAGO — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year’s MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. By Herbert G. McCann. SENT: 785 words, photos.


— HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE — Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other Marriott hotel workers are on strike in San Francisco and San Jose after months of negotiating for a wage increase.

— EX-MAYOR-EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGES — A former Northern California Mayor and a longtime associate have been charged with embezzlement, money-laundering and conflict-of-interest.

— SAG AWARDS-ALAN ALDA — Alan Alda will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. Photo.


No event coverage planned.


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