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 John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Andrew Dalton. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-626-1200 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. — It's been almost a year since Los Angeles residents felt any real rain, and precious little snow is in the Sierra Nevada, but water managers say it's too early for fears that California is sliding back into drought as abruptly as the state fell out of it. Water officials carry out the first of their regular ritual winter snow measurements before news cameras on Wednesday. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from measurement.


LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors are expected to file a fugitive warrant against a California man suspected of making a hoax 911 call that led police in Wichita, Kansas, to fatally shoot an innocent man. By Brian Melley. UPCOMING: Timing uncertain.


SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Orange County district attorney will release findings from the investigation of a videotaped fatal shooting by a police officer during a struggle with a man outside a convenience store. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. news conference.


LOS ANGELES — Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday's Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone for Hollywood's awards season as the sexual harassment crisis continues spreading throughout the industry and beyond. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 790 words, photo.


PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Hollywood's first awards show of the new year included a visit from Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and a promise from Jessica Chastain that "major change is coming" to how women are treated in the industry. By Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson. SENT: 400 words, photos.


— DEADLY STORAGE UNIT FIRE — San Joaquin Valley authorities say a young child has died in a fire inside a storage unit where a family of five had been living.

— FATAL BAR SHOOTING — Police in Southern California say a reputed gang member suspected of killing one man and wounding two others in a shooting at a bar has turned himself in to authorities.


No event coverage planned.


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