BC-CA--California News Coverage Advisory, CA

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today, Nov. 29, 2013, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's lawmakers and its statewide elected officials will have a little extra spending cash this holiday season. A 5 percent pay raise approved earlier this year by a citizens commission takes effect Sunday, restoring some of their pay after the independent panel cut their salaries and perks several times during the recession. Rank-and-file lawmakers will now make a little more than $95,000 a year in base salary, and the governor's pay rises to nearly $174,000.




WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but the Justice Department has not moved on evidence that the latest round of redistricting in Los Angeles County unfairly reduces the influence of Latino voters. Nearly half the 10 million people in the nation's largest county are Latino. But political boundaries redrawn in 2011 make it possible for Latino voters to elect just one of the five supervisors. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 790 words, photo.


SANTA ANA, Calif. — A 25-year-old man accused of murdering four homeless men and two other people suddenly died in custody while awaiting trial. By Gillian Flaccus. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. — An 18-year-old Northern California teenager who was set on fire on a public bus in what authorities say was a hate crime says he doesn't think the suspect should be tried as an adult and will continue to wear skirts.


BLACK FRIDAY BRAWL — Authorities say a police officer suffered a broken wrist as he broke up a brawl between two men waiting in line for Black Friday shopping deals at a Southern California Walmart store. SENT: 130 words.

JAIL SEX-BIAS LAWSUIT — A federal appeals court is set to take up a lawsuit over a former San Francisco sheriff's decision to remove male deputies from female housing units at the county's jail.

OROVILLE DAM-INSPECTION — A federal inspection has concluded that Northern California's Oroville Dam needs a comprehensive earthquake safety assessment.




No event coverage planned.


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