Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Friday, Oct. 18
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Today. Last day on the job for Napa County Planning Director Hillary Gitelman, who is leaving the county to serve as Palo Alto's planning director. Contact: Hillary Gitelman (707)253-4805 or Elizabeth Emmett (707) 253-4111.
8 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — "How to sweet talk a shark," a Commonwealth Club talk by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson who will discuss his stories and insights on the art of negotiation. Club office, 595 Market St. Contact: Riki Rafner (415) 597-6712.
8 a.m. OAKLAND — Mortgage relief event for homeowners, hosted by Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. Oakland Marriott City center, 1001 Broadway. Contact: Darren Duarte (617) 947-2632 or Rick Herrera (704) 962-1605.
8:30 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — "Own it! Your body, mind and life," a one-day young women's conference on empowerment, higher education, and self-esteem building. Hosted by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. Milton Marks Conference Center, state building, 450 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: Susan Sun for Leno (415) 557-1300.
9:15 a.m. Call to confirm: OAKLAND — News conference by Malalai Joya, former member of the Afghan Parliament and activist who is touring through 10 U.S. cities this fall. Her tour is titled "Prospects for Afghan women and non-intervention in my country." 33 Mandana Circle. Contact: Jeff Mackler (510) 268-9429.
10 a.m. STANFORD — Stanford University's Eighth Annual Roundtable on the science of happiness. Moderated by journalist Katie Couric. Panelists include experts in the fields of psychology, business, neuroscience and design. Maples Pavilion, 655 Campus Drive. Contact: Melinda Sacks (650) 723-1884 or (650) 521-1908 cellphone.
11 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — "Petrospective: The future of oil in America," A two-part Commonwealth Club program. Second program begins at 12:30 p.m. Speakers include author Paul Hawken, writer Andy Revkin, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former CIA director Jim Woolsey. Club office, 595 Market St. Contact: Riki Rafner (415) 597-6712.
3 p.m. SANTA CRUZ — Forum with architect Frank Gehry as part of the University of California at Santa Cruz's annual Founders Celebration. Gala dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Music Center Recital Hall, McHenry Road and Meyer Drive, UCSC. At 6:30 p.m. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St. Contact: Dan White (831) 459-4834.