California AP Service Guide

Stations:

Good morning and welcome to the AP California report.

To offer a story for possible use by the AP, or to inquire about coverage, contact the Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200 or the San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708. The phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also email the bureaus at losangeles@ap.org or sanfrancisco@ap.org.

This guide is repeated daily so it is always available to you. Questions or suggestions on this guide should go to West region broadcast editor Chris Havlik at 602-417-2405 or chavlik@ap.org.

STATE WIRE FIXTURES: (all times Pacific)(new times effective July 29, 2013)

AP-CA--Right Now. The Latest California news. It moves weekdays at 2:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. On weekends and holidays, 2:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

AP-CA--NorCal Right Now. The latest Northern California news. It moves weekdays at 2:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

AP-CA--SoCal Right Now. The latest Southern California news. It moves weekdays at 2:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

AP-CA--NewsMinute. Top news headlines for California. It moves weekdays at 2:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (8:55 a.m. during PST), 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. On weekends and holidays, it moves at 2:00 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

AP-CA--NorCal NewsMinute. Top news headlines for Northern California. It moves weekdays at 3:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

AP-CA--SoCal NewsMinute. Top news headlines from Southern California. It moves weekdays at 2:00 a.m., 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

AP-CA--Sports Right Now. The latest California sports. It moves at 2:00 a.m. every day

AP-CA--SportsMinute. Top sports headlines for California. It moves at 2:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 2:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

(The holiday schedule is used on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.)

Questions on broadcast fixtures should go to the West regional desk, 602-417-2405.

STORY AND WEATHER REPEATS:

For news and weather reruns, as well as technical problems with state weather reports, call AP Customer Support: 877-836-9477. You can also e-mail apcustomersupport@ap.org. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com.

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS:

For help with technical problems, call AP Technology in Los Angeles at 213-626-5833. For all AP Webfeed and AP Exchange issues contact AP Customer Support at 877-836-9477 or email apcustomersupport@ap.org

TO PURCHASE AP PRODUCTS, OR TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR AP CONTRACT:

Call 202-641-9040 for television and 202-641-9050 for radio.

APTRA:

The Associated Press Television and Radio Association supports aspiring broadcast journalists and honors excellence by professionals with the annual Mark Twain awards. For more information, go to: www.aptra.org

NATIONAL CONTACTS:

AP Broadcast Center in Washington, D.C.: 800-424-8804

Questions about editorial content of the national broadcast wires? Call the National Editor at 202-641-9730.

To contribute audio, call 800-424-8804.

To contribute video, call 202-641-9700.

These numbers and emails are for member stations only. Please do not give them to the public.

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