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

May 7, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to end the sales tax on tampons and diapers and use revenue from legal marijuana sales toward enhancing child care programs. Those items are part of a “parents’ agenda” Newsom announced Tuesday in a preview of the revised state budget he’ll present later this week. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 546 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from afternoon press conference, 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.


SAN FRANCISCO _ San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards. The Board of Supervisors will take up the issue at a meeting Tuesday, and it’s likely to pass, with nearly all 11 members listed as sponsors or co-sponsors. By Janie Har. SENT: 665 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from 2 p.m. meeting.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Beverly Hills is considering outlawing the sale of tobacco products, a move that would make the glamorous California city the first in the nation to enact such a ban. A draft ordinance going before the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday evening would exempt only three existing high-end cigar lounges. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.



RENO, Nev. _ New DNA evidence in a cold case murder at Lake Tahoe 37 years ago has determined the woman whose body was found near a hiking trail in 1982 was killed by a man who committed suicide in jail a year later after confessing to three other murders in California. UPCOMING: Developing.





SAN DIEGO _ A 95-year-old former soldier died last weekend aboard a so-called Honor Flight carrying World War II veterans home to San Diego after an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to Washington, D.C. Frank Manchel collapsed about an hour before the chartered American Airlines jet was due to land Sunday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. SENT: 433 words.


_ POLICE OFFICERS-MRSA _ Three Los Angeles police officers who work at a station in the San Fernando Valley have been infected with the superbug known as MRSA.

_ TRAFFIC STOP LAWSUIT _ The city of Bakersfield has agreed to $60,000 settlement of a lawsuit by a black man who was arrested after refusing to answer questions when the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over by police.



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they’re being tracked on the go or in their own home. CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company’s annual developer conference Tuesday, noting that the company wants to do more to stay ahead of “constantly evolving user expectations” on privacy. By Rachel Lerman and Matt O’Brien. SENT: 638 words, photos.




NEW YORK _ Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it’s adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 430 words, photos.


_ ANADARKO-OCCIDENTAL _ Anadarko says it plans to end its $33 billion takeover deal with Chevron in favor of a revised bid by Occidental.

_ MONTANA-HUNTING AD _ Google Inc. has restored an advertisement from a Montana hunting group the company says it mistakenly rejected over animal cruelty concerns.

_ FAILING DETROIT STREETLIGHTS _ Officials say some of Detroit’s new LED streetlights are prematurely dimming and burning out in parts of the city and thousands more could fail. The units were made by San Jose, California-based Leotek Electronics USA.

_ MONTANA-SOLAR-DISREPAIR _ A Montana solar project has fallen into disrepair but is still generating power.



LOS ANGELES _ Court TV is ending its long recess. The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade Wednesday amid a crime-story craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life. By andrew Dalton. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Ryan Reynolds once envisioned himself, best-case scenario, as Wilson on “Home Improvement” or Mr. Furley on “Three’s Company.” “When I started in this business, my highest goal was to be the wacky neighbor on a sitcom,” Reynolds says. “It took a much different path.” By Jake Coyle. SENT: 935 words, photos.



SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog’s overtime goal forced a Game 7 against San Jose and the Sharks are hoping to get their captain back. Joe Pavelski has been sidelined all series with a head injury suffered in Game 7 of the first round. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 936 words, photos.


DETROIT _ Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani, coming off Tommy John surgery, may make his season debut as a designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels when they open a series against the Detroit Tigers. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


DENVER _ It could be a wet three-game series between Colorado and San Francisco as rain moves into the area. The Giants will throw lefty Madison Bumgarner in Game 1 on Tuesday night, while the Rockies counter with righty Antonio Senzatela. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time starts at 5:40 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Hyun-Jin Ryu, yet to allow over two runs in a start, takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves in the middle game of the series. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Cincinnati plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


SAN DIEGO _ A night after getting shut down by Padres rookie Chris Paddack, the New York Mets send Noah Syndergaard to the mound to oppose San Diego rookie Cal Quantrill. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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