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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

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Authorities are piecing together what led a man to kill his mother and two uncles, and shoot his three children before being killed in a shootout with police. The violence shook the tiny Tule River Indian Reservation, home to 800 residents and high poverty.

SAN FRANCISCO — Homeless people in California may soon get virtually free cellphones. The state's public utilities commission appears close to finalizing a deal for the phones, which will be paid for with a federal grant.

SAN FRANCISCO — Dungeness crab boats in the fishing ports of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay are idle for a sixth day because of a price dispute.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police say one of two people found bound and gagged on a city street with life-threatening injuries has died.

BACALAR, Mexico — Software company founder John McAfee says he wants to return to the United States and "settle down to whatever normal life" he can.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

MEXICO CITY — Jenni Rivera, the California-born singer who rose through personal adversity to become a superstar adored by millions in a male-dominated genre of Mexican-American music, was confirmed dead in a plane crash in northern Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday. Rivera, 43, began her career working in the office of her father's small Mexican music label in Long Beach, California. Gifted with a powerful, soulful voice, she recorded her first album, "Chacalosa," in 1995. It was a hit, and she followed it with two other independent albums, one a tribute to slain Mexican-American singer Selena that helped expand her following. AP Photos.

LOS ANGELES — Secret files kept for decades by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of sexually abusing children could soon become public as a five-year legal battle over their release reaches its endgame. A judge will hear final objections Monday from accused priests and is also expected to begin hashing out a timeline for the release of thousands of pages of top-secret church documents on abusive clerics. Plaintiff attorneys have been trying to gain access to the files since a $660 million settlement in 2007 called for their disclosure. Developing from 10:30 a.m. hearing.

LOS ANGELES— The former president of the Los Angeles neighborhood commission who blamed a spinal tumor for his penchant for child pornography is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for distributing sexually explicit images. Developing from 1:30 p.m. sentencing.

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego County man has caught a 445-pound yellowfin tuna — a fish that outweighs the record for a rod-and-reel catch of the species but won't rewrite the books.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Biotech drug maker Amgen is buying human genetics research and analytics company deCODE Genetics for $415 million.

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