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

January 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ELECTION 2020-KAMALA HARRIS

WASHINGTON _ As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. By Juana Summers. SENT: 1,138 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR-WILDFIRES

COLFAX, Calif. – New California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to outline new plans for wildfire preparedness and safety following the deadly 2018 fire season. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m. Developing from 1 p.m. event.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-NO PAPER RECEIPTS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Democratic lawmakers are proposing a new law requiring businesses to offer electronic receipts unless a customer asks for a paper one. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.

DEMOCRATIC DONOR-DEATH INVESTIGATION

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. _ Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives have opened an investigation into a second death in less than two years at the residence of Democratic Party donor Ed Buck, who has contributed to various California races and causes. SENT: 367 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ PG&E-CREDIT SLASHED _ S&P slashed PG&E’s credit rating to junk status as the utility grapples with the political and financial fallout from costly and deadly wildfires in California. Photo.

_ YOSEMITE DEATH _ A man who died after falling into a river at Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day has been identified.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ No event coverage planned.

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