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

March 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced Thursday the rollout of a slate of endorsements in South Carolina, including one of its longest-serving black lawmakers. The senator from California hopes the support will show her ability to reach broad sectors of the critical early-voting state. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 650 words, photos.


ARCADIA, Calif. _ The California Horse Racing Board will weigh new safety and medication rules Thursday in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita. If approved, Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields would become the first racetracks in the nation to impose such restrictions. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update, photos, video from meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.


NEW YORK _ Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have redefined what we expect from transportation, hooking customers on the immediacy of on-demand rides with a few clicks on a smartphone. But whether the companies can turn their popularity into profits is a question investors are asking as both companies prepare to offer shares to the public. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ Facebook was charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system. SENT: 500 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ The University of Southern California’s sale of naming rights to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is coming under fire because the historic stadium is a war memorial. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.


_ DISNEY-SMOKING _ Disney is eliminating smoking areas at its theme and water parks in California and Florida. Photos.

_ NAACP IMAGE AWARDS _ Jay-Z will receive the President’s Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday. Photos.

_ TRUCK PURSUIT _ Los Angeles police have arrested a driver after a slow-speed pursuit of a reportedly stolen tanker truck.

_ DAMAGED ROAD-SQUIRRELS _ Squirrels and California’s very rainy winter apparently combined to open a huge hole that blocked a Riverside County road.


_Return of horse racing at Santa Anita, depending on decision by California Horse Racing Board.


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