Here are the stories and photos planned by AP's bureaus in California today and during the upcoming week. The California News Digest will move at 1 p.m. and an Add at 4 p.m. All times are Pacific. Editors will be advised if a story listed here will not move. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Area transit officials have unveiled a $21 million contingency plan in case Bay Area Rapid Transit train workers go on strike. The plan includes more charter buses and expanded carpool lane hours.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Public Policy Institute of California releases a survey on a wide range of topics, including marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, prisons, fracking, water policy, school finance and the Affordable Care Act. Hold for Release until 9 p.m. PDT. HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 9 P.M. PDT THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 9 P.M. PDT.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Kaiser Family Foundation announces an ambitious project in California to gauge the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act. The multiyear project will follow 2,000 randomly selected uninsured Californians over the next two years to see how they and their families fare under the law, which takes full effect next year. About 300 words. Hold for Release until 9:01 p.m. PDT. HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 9:01 P.M. PDT. THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 9:01 P.M. PDT.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrats were hoping to hold on to an open Assembly seat in the Inland Empire after a special election showed their candidate with a slight edge. Pomona City Councilman Freddie Rodriguez was edging Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, an independent, 51 percent to 49 percent with all precincts reporting. It was not immediately clear how many late absentee and provisional ballots remained to be counted in the 52nd Assembly District, which western San Bernardino County and eastern Los Angeles County.
LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation raising California's minimum wage. Developing from 9 a.m. event.
LOS ANGELES — In the first investigation of its kind, federal transportation officials are reviewing whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers after one of its planes crashed at San Francisco International Airport.
LOS ANGELES — AEG Live's attorneys will present closing arguments in the lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother over the hiring of a personal physician for the pop star.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles school officials have halted home use of district-issued iPads after nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High made quick work of hacking through security so they could surf the Web and access social media sites.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Testimony resumes in the trial of a naturalized U.S. citizen from Guatemala who is accused of concealing his involvement in a 1982 military massacre of 160 people.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Firefighters have made significant progress against wildfires that have burned several hundred acres in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains.