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

January 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DAVIS, Calif. _ Police officers from across the country are expected at Friday’s memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who had long dreamed of being an officer and was slain just weeks into the job in a Northern California college town. SENT: 495 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 11 a.m. service.


LOS ANGELES _ Teachers walked picket lines and planned a downtown rally Friday as a strike against the nation’s second-largest school district entered its fifth day. Negotiations between the union and district administrators were scheduled to resume at late morning. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with day’s events.




LOS ANGELES _ California was drying out Friday after a series of very wet storms that flooded roads and unleashed mud flows from saturated ground but also capped the Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges with much-needed heavy coat of snow. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos.


Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla’s cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. SENT: 780 words, photos.


_ JANE DOE IDENTIFIED _ A Southern California homicide victim who was a Jane Doe for more than 31 years ago has finally been identified.


_ Women’s march.

_ National Reconnaissance Office satellite scheduled for launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base.


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