AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory, CA

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today, Jan. 27, 2014, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Both houses of the Legislature are in session as lawmakers face an end-of-the-week deadline to pass bills that originally were introduced last year. UPCOMING: Developing from noon session in the Assembly and 2 p.m. session in the Senate. NOTE: Slug will change based on developments.

TENURE LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES — Nine California public school students are suing the state to abolish its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say keep bad educators in the classroom. The trial that begins Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest battle in a nationwide trend. By Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developments from opening statements, then 400 words by 1:30 p.m.

CALIFORNIA LAW LICENSE FIGHT

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court decides whether to allow a disgraced former journalist who fabricated dozens of articles for well-known publications to practice law. UPCOMING: Developing from decision expected to be published at 10 a.m., then 400 words by noon.

RIDESHARING COMPANY-LAWSUIT

SAN FRANCISCO — The family of a girl who was struck and killed in San Francisco by a driver for a Web-based ride-hailing company is set to sue the company. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.

FIREFIGHTER-ILLEGAL GAMBLING

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A retired Los Angeles County firefighter has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of running an illegal sports gambling business that authorities say netted him hundreds of thousands of dollars and brought some bettors to financial ruin. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING:

FROM AP MEMBERS:

DROUGHT-GOLD PROSPECTORS — Gold prospectors are eyeing Northern California riverbeds, hoping to spot something shiny, as water levels dip to historically low levels during the drought. In Placer County, rivers have dropped to levels that haven't been touched in decades, opening new possibilities for prospectors. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF: BABY AS SHIELD, GRAMMY PARTY-TRAFFIC

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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