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.
SAN FRANCISCO — City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Friday is scheduled to announce new enforcement initiative to remedy consumer fraud by a relative handful of restaurants and other businesses that imposed surcharges on customers to cover the cost of compliance with San Francisco's universal healthcare law, but that used little or none of the funds they collected to provide health care benefits to their employees. We did a takeout last summer on the abuses/challenges with the program.
SAN FRANCISCO— City leaders are considering taking tougher measures to curb any potential fan violence as the 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl next Sunday. Some of the city's actions include monitoring crowds and bars at several hotspots, having more than 400 officers on duty — triple the number on a normal Sunday. In October, dozens of fans celebrated the Giants World Series' with bonfires and vandalism including the destruction of a city bus.
SAN FRANCISCO — Hearing on a popular Northern California oyster farm's attempts to block Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to make the area a designated wilderness and evict the company. A lawsuit filed by Kevin Lunny, owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. along Point Reyes National Seashore, claims Salazar and others failed to comply with national environmental law, violated his constitutional rights and are illegally taking millions of dollars of his property. The suit asks for a preliminary injunction against the eviction.
LOS ANGELES — Opening statements are expected in a man's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary over complications of a hip replacement. It's among thousands of lawsuits concerning the replacements. Johnson & Johnson has set aside tens of millions of dollars to cover recall and lawsuit costs.