BC-CA--California Coverage Preview, CA

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO — After door-to-door sweeps proved fruitless, law officers urged residents of a small town in Northern California to lock their doors and keep a close eye on streets and yards for a man who stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death in her house.

SAN FRANCISCO — The state's efforts to stop the rapid spread of valley fever through two Central California prisons have been so ineffectual that it should stop placing prisoners there, a medical expert told a federal judge in San Francisco overseeing health care in the state's prisons.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Three abalone divers were killed in separate accidents over the weekend in Northern California, where powerful rip currents were reported.

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is trying to upstage Siri, the sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple's iPhone and iPad. The duel begins with the release of a free iPhone and iPad app that features Google Now, a technology that performs many of the same functions as Siri.

CAPITAL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Both houses of the Legislature are in session. Developing on merits from noon PDT sessions in the Assembly and Senate. AP Photos staffing.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES — Opening statements are scheduled to begin in Katherine Jackson's lawsuit against AEG Live over her son Michael's 2009 death.

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight in a test over the Mojave Desert, then glided to a safe landing early Monday. The 16-second firing of its rocket engine is a key step toward flights that will carry paying passengers on suborbital hops out of the atmosphere. AP Video planned.

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