BC-CA--NorCal Daybook, CA

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Saturday, Dec. 21

Not for publication or broadcast. For planning purposes only.

Listings do not indicate the AP will cover the events. Please keep the AP in mind when news of regional interest develops in your area. For questions about the Daybook, please call the San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708. Items to be considered for interest can be emailed to sanfrancisco@ap.org.

6:40 a.m. ORINDA — "Sing Up the Sun" winter solstice ritual. Organized by Reclaiming. Meet at parking lot at Inspiration Point, Tilden Park, Wildcat Canyon Road near Nimitz Way. Contact: vibraw@aol.com.

9 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Salvation Army to hold the Toy & Joy Shop, where more than 1,300 low-income families will receive toys, gifts and grocery bags. Second day of two-day event. Contact: The Salvation Army Service Center, 520 Jessie St. Contact: Laine Hendricks, (415) 359-4508.

9 a.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Police Department's 11th annual "Cops That Care" holiday gift giving event for more than 1,700 children from low-income families. Police/Fire Auditorium, 1000 Villa St. Contact: Sgt. Saul Jaeger, (650) 903-6945.

9 a.m. FREMONT — Crews from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will be welding and testing new lengths of pipeline as part of the seismic upgrade work for the Hetch Hetchy water system improvement program. SFPUC right-of-way near southbound Mission Boulevard and northbound Interstate 680 onramp. Contact: (866) 973-1476 or (866) 973-1476 (Spanish).

10 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Zoo's five-month-old baby gorilla, Kabibe, will make her public debut. 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.

10 a.m. OAKLAND — The Oakland Public Works Agency will hold a "ceremony of appreciation" for a manna gum eucalyptus tree that fell last month due to high winds. The tree was estimated to be nearly 150 years old and stood 120 feet tall. The city will start removing the tree this week by trimming its branches and limbs. 1400 block of Lakeside Drive, between Camron-Stanford House and Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill. Contact: (510) 238-3961.

11:30 a.m. OAKLAND — Picket line by fast food and retail workers at the Oakland International Airport who say they are against unfair labor practices by employer Host International. Representatives from Unite Here, Local 2850 also will attend. Terminal 2, Oakland International Airport, 1 Airport Drive. Contact: Sarah Norr, United Here, Local 2850, (510) 502-5344.

12 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Media opportunity to view behind-the-scenes preparation of Candlestick Park as the San Francisco 49ers approach their final regular season game on Monday. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks stadium crew will prepare and paint the football field. South end zone, Candlestick Park, 490 Jamestown Ave. Media should enter through gate A and proceed to players lot, north of lot l between gates A and Kinder's gate. Contact: Connie Chan, (415) 368-7317.

5 p.m. RICHMOND — Christmas meal for the hungry and homeless at the Bay Area Rescue Mission. Through Wednesday. Tent at 123 Macdonald Ave. Contact: Debra Anderson, (510) 215-4879 or cell: (510) 932-6139 or John Anderson, (510) 621-8500.

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