AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory, CA

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today, Feb. 7, 2014, in California. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, call 213-626-1200.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SMARTPHONE KILL SWITCH-LEGISLATION

SAN FRANCISCO — Officials are set to outline proposed legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable. State Sen. Mark Leno, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, other politicians and law enforcement officials will discuss details about the bill that they believe will be the first of its kind in the United States. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Update from 10 a.m. news conference, then 500 words by 1 p.m.

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT-RAIN

SAN FRANCISCO — Drought-stricken California is bracing for a big weekend storm that forecasters say could usher in a more normal rainfall pattern after months of dry skies. SENT: 430 words. UPCOMING: Update on expected rain and snow totals, then 350 words by noon.

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT-STATE AGENCIES

LOS ANGELES — Government agencies in this drought-afflicted state are trying to lead by example, cutting water use by the same 20 percent that residents are being urged to save. With billions of gallons used each month, the potential savings are substantial. UPCOMING: 130 words, photos by 12:30 p.m., then 500 words, photos by 2 p.m. With glance.

APPLE-BUYBACK

Apple has reportedly repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors. Its shares rose almost 2 percent in premarket trading Friday. SENT: 420 words.

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BOY SCOUTS-JUDGES — California's judicial branch is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would prohibit judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF: LA CAMPUS THREAT, TEEN SAVES KIDS, MUSIC FESTIVAL-NAPA VALLEY, MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

New, wetter storm expected in northern half of the state during the weekend.

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