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

February 11, 2019

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.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state’s southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration’s request for support from border states. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 540 words. UPCOMING: Photos, developments from news conference.


WASHINGTON _ Politically freighted border security negotiations are teetering just days before a potential new government shutdown. By Jonathan Lemire and Alan Fram. SENT: 940 words, photos.



_ BORDER SECURITY-IMMIGRATION DETENTION _ AP Explains how detention by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency works after Democrats have called to limit the number of people it can detain.


Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 590 words.



SAN FRANCISCO _ Planned Parenthood has made an unusual legal demand to join California’s criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making videos as they tried to buy fetal material from the organization. By Paul Elias. SENT: 420 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from court hearing scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.


_ CALIFORNIA-DEAD TREES _ Federal forestry officials say the die-off of trees in California forests slowed in 2018 thanks in part to the state receiving more rain.

_ FATAL POLICE SHOOTING _ Authorities have identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting over the weekend in the drive-through lane of a San Francisco Bay Area fast food restaurant.

_ FIREHOUSE CAT _ San Francisco firefighters are turning to social media to ask for support after they were asked to evict their pet cat from their firehouse because of a complaint.



SANTA BARBARA, Calif. _ A judge has refused to approve an agreement between coastal officials and the owners of a stretch of Southern California coastline that would allow very limited access to beaches. SENT: 323 words.


_ DE LEON-CITY COUNCIL _ Former Democratic state Sen. Kevin de Leon has set his sights on Los Angeles City Hall. Photos.

_ ACCIDENTAL POLICE SHOOTING _ Authorities say a Southern California police officer accidentally shot and wounded a motorist during traffic stop.


_ DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES _ Architect Frank Gehry, billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and civic leaders have held a ceremonial groundbreaking for The Grand, a long-delayed massive development on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.

_ CHIPOTLE-ADS _ Chipotle is teaming up with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris for a series of ads touting its fresh ingredients.



Coverage of the Television Critics Association winter press tour for Hulu, Turner and Viacom. By David Bauder and Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


A look at the show’s overnight rights on Monday compared with previous years. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


Resistance is the theme as “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns this summer with 13 episodes for its third season. Streaming service Hulu said Monday the dystopian drama will debut three new episodes on Wednesday, June 5. Other episodes will follow on subsequent Wednesdays. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 300 words, photos.


_ HULU-CLOONEY _ George Clooney says he never expected his next project to be a miniseries based on a novel he read in high school. But against his initial inclination, he’s directing and starring in Hulu’s series “Catch-22,” drawn from Joseph Heller’s classic work about the insanity of war. Photos.

_ HULU-MARVEL _ The streaming service Hulu agrees with Marvel to create four animated series based on comic book characters including Howard the Duck.

_ TV-AIDY BRYANT-SHRILL _ “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant says she was drawn to the Hulu series “Shrill” because of the chance to play a woman who is more than her weight.



PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. _ Phil Mickelson is closing in on three decades on the PGA Tour and a half-century on Earth, and he still feels his best golf is good enough. He was at his best at Pebble Beach, and no one had a chance. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 900 words, photos.


Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is preparing for his first All-Start game as a starter this weekend on his home court in Charlotte. The big question upcoming is how many more he’ll play in as a member of the Hornets. The eight-year NBA veteran will be one of several All-Star free agents this summer and he’ll surely be an attractive option for more than a few teams. By Steve Reed. SENT: 900 words, photos


RALEIGH, N.C. _ The NBA All-Star Game is set for North Carolina this weekend after the league delayed Charlotte’s turn for two years because of the state’s “bathroom bill.” It took the partial repeal of the 2016 law also known as House Bill 2 to persuade the league to restore the award for 2019. But the replacement law still leaves questions about who makes rules on bathroom access and whether state legislators or cities like Charlotte can force antidiscrimination regulations upon private businesses. By Gary D. Robertson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 150 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


Nike’s latest performance basketball shoe, from concept to reality, took about three years to put together. Or 30 years, depending on how you count. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 770 words, photos.


MESA, Ariz. _ When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball. That is exactly that happen. By Carrie Muskat. SENT: 530 words.


MESA, Ariz. _ The Oakland Athletics added depth at catcher, agreeing to a minor league contract with Nick Hundley. If added to the 40-man roster, the 35-year-old would get a one-year contract paying a $1.25 million salary while in the major leagues. Hundley hit .241 in 96 games with the San Francisco Giants last season. By Carrie Muskat. SENT: 300 words.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost four straight games, host the Los Angeles Clippers, who are in control of the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a five-game lead on the injury-ravaged Timberwolves. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


WASHINGTON _ The Los Angeles Kings visit the Washington Capitals. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.


_ HKN--KINGS-CANADIENS TRADE _ The Los Angeles Kings have traded forward Nate Thompson and a fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for a fourth-round pick.


VANCOUVER _ The San Jose Sharks visit the Vancouver Canucks. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Portland State plays Sacramento State at The Nest. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7:35 p.m.


_ BKL--SPARKS-BEARD _ The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed guard-forward Alana Beard, the reigning WNBA defensive player of the year.


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