BC-CA--NorCal Daybook, CA

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Friday, Dec. 20

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8 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Media preview and name announcement for the San Francisco zoo's five-month-old gorilla. Open to public viewing at 10 a.m. San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road. Contact: Abbie Tuller, (415) 753-7201, ext. 7083 or (347) 419-0838 or Danny Latham, (415) 753-7087 or cell: (415) 488-7581.

11 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Postal Service's "Letters to Santa" program, in which people can adopt letters addressed to Santa, fulfill the wishes it contains, and return it to the post office for mailing. Last day to return letters and packages for mailing. Post office lobby, 1300 Evans Ave. Contact: James Wigdel, (415) 550-5718.

11 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Karl Schultz will present the Air Medal and three Coast Guard commendation medals to four crewmembers of the air station in San Francisco for their role in the July rescue of six hikers from a remote cove near Point Reyes. Coast Guard Air Station, San Francisco International Airport, north access road. Note: RSVPs needed to Lt. Marshall Burtt, (650) 808-2960.

1 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Unveiling of the first plaque for the "Rainbow Honor Walk," a sidewalk display listing names of historical figures in the LGBT community. Twenty plaques will be up in the Castro District by mid-2014. Human Rights Campaign Action Center, 575 Castro St. Contact: David Perry, (415) 676-7007.

1:05 p.m. CAMPBELL — Bicycle giveaway for 100 elementary and middle school students. Note: Media must obtain visitor pass at school office prior to entering the campus. Photos and interviews with students who have permission from their parents can be obtained through Marla Sanchez at (408) 341-7254 or cell: (408) 410-5972. Campbell Middle School gymnasium, 295 W. Cherry Lane. Contact: Sanchez or Gary Berg, (408) 866-2184.

4 p.m. SANTA ROSA — Community march for Andy Lopez, a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Sonoma County deputy who says he mistook Lopez's replica gun for an AK-47 assault rifle. City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave. Contact: ww.facebook.com/marchforandylopez.

6:30 p.m. SAN JOSE — Teatro Vision's second annual holiday posada. Consulate general of Mexico, 2125 Zanker Road. Contact: (408) 294-6621.

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