Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Thursday, Oct. 17
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Today. The Great California Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill. Many state agencies, organization and schools will participate in the drill at 10:17 a.m. Contact: D'Anne Ousley, Earthquake Country Alliance (916) 325-3845 or Susan Garcia, U.S. Geological Survey (650) 346-0998.
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.
10 a.m. ALAMEDA — Thirty-minute boat tour offered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to observe several sites in the Oakland Estuary where a multi-million dollar cleanup is taking place. Dilapidated docks, abandoned vessels and other navigational hazards are being removed. Note: RSVPs required by 9 a.m. Thursday to (916) 341-6300. Main work site is 2229 Clement Ave. Contact: Heather Jones or Mark Oldfield (916) 341-6300.
2 p.m. SAN JOSE — "Future Cars-Future Technology Symposium" for media. Engineers, designers and marketers from Silicon Valley "Innovation Incubators" and representatives from GM Chrysler, Nissan, Mitsubishi, VW and Kia will give a first look at technology plans. RSVP for dinner program to Ronwren@sbcglobal.net. Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Ave. Contact: Ron Wren (415) 433-1040 or (415) 706-8717 cellphone.
6 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — "Veterans in the Judiciary," Golden Gate University's Fifth Annual Chief Justice Ronald M. George Distinguished Lecture and Panel Discussion with state Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming Chin. PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale St. Contact: Rachel Van Cleve, GGU School of Law Dean (415) 422-6608 or Lisa Lomba (415) 442-6636.
7 p.m. PALO ALTO — Opening night of the 16th United Nations Film Festival. Through Oct. 27. Followed by an opening night party with remarks by Palo Alto Mayor Gregory Scharff at Gravity, 544 Emerson St. Aquarius Theater. Location: 420 Emerson St. Contact: (650) 724-5544 or (650) 326-3170.