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

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. Andrew Dalton is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-626-1200 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SAN DIEGO — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy addresses a conference of 9th U.S. Circuit judges less than one month after authoring the court's decision on same-sex marriage. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 230 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 1:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators are taking up a proposal to further limit grassy lawns on new homes and office buildings in response to crippling drought conditions. By Fenit Nirappil. UPCOMING: 300 words, developing from meeting scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., photos.


BERKELEY, Calif. — The city of Berkeley, California has approved new building standards in the wake of a balcony collapse that left six people dead. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m.


SAN DIEGO — A judge's ruling that UC San Diego failed to give a fair trial to a student is believed to be the first ruling against the University of California in a sexual misconduct case. UPCOMING: 450 words by 11:30 a.m.


SAN DIEGO — Authorities say crews have doused a small, smoky fire aboard the USS Midway Museum that forced the evacuation of the historic aircraft carrier in San Diego. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 9 a.m.


NEW YORK — Apple is updating its iPod Touch music player for the first time in nearly three years, as the company seeks to make music a central part of its devices once again. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 650 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Three armed men in masks forced their way into a Los Angeles home owned by Chris Brown, locked the R&B singer's aunt in a closet and then ransacked the place for valuables, police said. SENT: 240 words. UPCOMING: Photos, story will be updated with developments.


— HUNGER STRIKE-PAROLE — A killer and reputed gang leader who helped lead a series of hunger strikes that at one point involved thousands of California inmates is up for parole. UPCOMING: Will be updated with decision.

— RIDESHARING COMPANY-LAWSUIT — Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV.

— THEFT DURING WEDDING — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help identifying a woman who stole a bride's wallet during her wedding.

— WIND TURBINES BAN — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is taking steps to ban utility-scale wind turbines in unincorporated areas of the county.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from California and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.