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Apr. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200,, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708,

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

More California counties expand vaccine eligibility to 16 up

Apr. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. At the same time, California public health officials warned Thursday of decreases in supply because of a...

Security guards for anti-abortion group charged with battery

Apr. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Two security guards hired by an anti-abortion group are facing misdemeanor charges after using pepper spray on counter-protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a San Francisco suburb, authorities said Friday. Ishatpal Momi, 27, of...

Johnny Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies 3-1 in home opener

Apr. 09, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With that familiar flair and flip of his dreadlocks, Johnny Cueto entertained everyone once again. And he dominated like the old days, too. And oh how the baseball-starved San Francisco fans loved every moment of it. “I like...

4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days

Apr. 09, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three died. “It’s alarming to respond to four dead...

Ready to buy a home? The trick is finding or affording one

Apr. 09, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area — a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans. The housing market has been a pillar of economic...

Warriors President Rick Welts to leave after this season

Apr. 08, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Behind the scenes with a smile, grace and dogged determination, Rick Welts played a key role in the Golden State Warriors' return to winning — both on the floor and off it. Now, he is ready for a new challenge. Welts will step aside from his job...

Orange County inmate convicted in daring jail escape

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of three men accused of carrying out an elaborate escape from a Southern California jail has been convicted of the jailbreak and of kidnapping a taxi driver while on the run, authorities announced Thursday. Bac Tien Duong, 48, was found...

Police offer $100K in Bay Area child missing 5 years

Apr. 08, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five years after a toddler vanished and her mother was found slain, San Francisco police Thursday offered a $100,000 reward in hopes of finding the child, who would now be grade-school age. Police also released a forensic artist's sketch of what...