BC-CA--California Coverage Preview, CA 

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.


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has blocked a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation's food system.

KYOTO, Japan — They no longer speak the same language, but two brothers separated nearly 60 years each think the other hasn't changed a bit. Japanese-American Minoru Ohye celebrate his 86th birthday Monday with his only brother after traveling to Japan for a reunion with him. The brothers were born in Sacramento, Calif., but were separated as children after their father died in a fishing accident.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco's new sheriff will be back in court to request a date for his trial on domestic violence battery and two other charges. Ross Mirkarimi's lawyer said he's asking for a speedy trial so his client can be reunited with his family. Developing from hearing that starts at 9 a.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Legislature meets as it faces a Jan. 31 deadline to approve bills that were introduced last year. Developing on merits only from noon PST Assembly session and 2 p.m. PST Senate session. Slug will change based on developments.


CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty on Monday, reaching a plea deal to end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War. Developing.

ALHAMBRA, Calif. — A preliminary hearing resumes for a man who notoriously posed on the East Coast as an heir to the Rockefeller fortune and is now accused in Southern California of murdering a man whose bones were dug up from a San Marino backyard in 1994, nine years after he and his wife vanished. Authorities say the defendant was a tenant of the missing couple.

SAN SIMEON, Calif. — The 1941 film "Citizen Kane" will be shown at Hearst Castle, the elaborate California estate built by the newspaper magnate who inspired Orson Welles' cinema classic.

LOS ANGELES — Moderate rain falls on Southern California, which is lagging in seasonal precipitation, but forecasters say the inclement weather will be short-lived and a warm-up is coming.

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