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

January 5, 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 Andrew Dalton. AP-Northern California News Editor Juliet Williams can be reached at 415-495-1708 or jawilliams@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SAN FRANCISCO — “Long-term and systemic failures” by California officials and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws caused last year’s near-disaster at the tallest U.S. dam, an independent panel of dam safety experts said Friday. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


SAN DIEGO — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially reshaping immigration courts and putting hundreds of thousands of people in greater legal limbo. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 570 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update planned.


WASHINGTON — The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. Independent experts are dubious. By David Koenig and Matthew Daly. SENT: 840 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The Golden Globes have always been the less serious stop in route to the Academy Awards — the boozy, bubbly awards show put on by a little-known group with sometimes confounding taste. But this year, a funny thing has happened: The Golden Globes mean something. The 75th Golden Globes, to be presented in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday night, will be the most prominent and public display yet for the “MeToo” movement that has swept through Hollywood and left a trail of disgraced men in its wake. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 948 words, photos.


— GOLDEN GLOBES-THELMA & LOUISE — “Thelma & Louise” are reuniting at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.


LOS ANGELES — The American Film Institute is hosting a luncheon Friday to celebrate its selections of the past year’s best top films and TV shows, many of which are also in contention for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update after 2 p.m. conclusion of luncheon.


— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAIN — Months of withering weather could be coming to an end in Southern California.

— HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT — Orange County officials are planning to clear an extensive homeless encampment on a dusty riverbed trail within weeks.

— PARAMEDIC FONDLES WOMAN-LAWSUIT — A 19-year-old woman is suing the city of Sacramento for $1 million after a paramedic allegedly fondled her breasts while she was unresponsive in an ambulance after suffering a seizure.

— SURFBOARD THEFTS — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says an attempt to sell stolen surfboards led to the arrests of two men and a woman.

— LONG BEACH SHOOTING — A man who reportedly was holding someone hostage in a Long Beach hotel lobby was fatally shot by police early Friday.


No event coverage planned.


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