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.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO — California is poised to vote on new rules that would require automakers to build cars and trucks by 2025 that emit about three-quarters less smog producing pollutants and also mandate that one of every seven new cars sold in the state be a zero emission or plug-in hybrid vehicle. Developing from meeting that starts at 9 a.m.

SEATTLE — Conservationists and Native American tribes are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and other marine life.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former California prison psychologist accused of staging a home invasion and sexual assault to convince her husband that they needed to move has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff is to appear in court for a hearing that could decide whether he can see his family again after being charged with domestic violence and other misdemeanors. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

CAPITAL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Both houses of the Legislature meet as they try to clear the bills that were introduced last year ahead of a Tuesday deadline. Developing on merits only from 9 a.m. PST Assembly and Senate sessions. Slug will change based on developments. AP Photos staffing.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

NEW YORK — California-based Amgen Inc. said Thursday that it is buying Micromet Inc., a developer of cancer therapies, for $1.16 billion in cash in a bid to boost its oncology pipeline.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A 10-year-old charged with killing his neo-Nazi father is due in juvenile court where a judge could rule on competency.

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — A great white shark up to 18 feet long has been spotted off a Southern California beach.

LOS ANGELES — An anonymous tipster receives a $5,000 reward in the bust of an Antelope Valley dogfighting ring.

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