BC-CA--California News Coverage Advisory, CA

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today, Dec. 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

NAVY SONAR-MARINE LIFE

SAN DIEGO — The National Marine Fisheries Service is granting the Navy permits for its plans that will intensify its sonar use in the Pacific over the next five years, despite the objection of environmentalists who say the military is not doing enough to protect marine mammals from the loud underwater noise. The federal agency announced the ruling Monday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by noon.

BIG SUR FIRE

BIG SUR, Calif. — A wildfire burning in the Big Sur area has led to some evacuations and damaged at least one structure.

AIRPORT FLOODING

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A terminal at Mineta San Jose International Airport has been shut down after it was flooded with several inches of water when a pipe burst.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOMES

SAN DIEGO — Real estate monitor DataQuick reports Southern California home sales in November were down 14.2 percent from the previous month and were down 10.2 percent from the year-earlier period. UPCOMING: 350 words.

PEOPLE-CHRIS BROWN

LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown returns to court to update his judge on his progress in rehab for anger-related issues. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. hearing.

FAWCETT-WARHOL DISPUTE

LOS ANGELES — Attorneys for the University of Texas at Austin and actor Ryan O'Neal will make their final pitch to jurors about why they should be entitled to have an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett. UPCOMING: 400 words by 12:30 p.m., photos.

DEADLY BREAKUP

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A verdict will be announced in the penalty phase of the trial of a man convicted in the killing of the father and a sister of a former girlfriend and the attempted murder of her mother. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.

IN BRIEF: AIRPORT FLOODING, DRY LOS ANGELES, HOTEL BRAWL, LA LIGHT RAIL.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

San Francisco Bay area and California statewide home sales reports for November.

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