California News Digest

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-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, Paul Elias is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LOS ANGELES — Years before his ex-girlfriend and business partner was killed in a “targeted” explosion at the spa she owned, Stephen Beal’s wife died in what a coroner deemed a “mysterious case.” The Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled the manner of Christine Beal’s death as “undetermined,” caused by pancreatitis, electrolyte imbalance and chronic lead intoxication. Beal won $550,000 in a lawsuit after her life insurance claim was denied by the company, which asserted the death wasn’t accidental. By Mike Balsamo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


TRUCKEE, Calif. — Voters in California could approve spending $127 million for projects in Lake Tahoe through a series of ballot measures this year. Projects eligible for funding would include bike trails and restoration projects on the Upper Truckee River. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 2 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — A newspaper reports that two top University of Southern California administrators for their handling of gynecologist accused of misconduct while working in the school’s student health clinic. The Los Angeles Times said Friday the administrators were fired after it reported the clinic’s sole full-time gynecologist for years was the target of numerous complaints beginning in the 1990s. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 2 p.m.


— GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TOLL — Northern California’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge will cost southbound motorists and additional quarter to cross starting July 1.

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