BC-CA--NorCal Daybook, CA

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 1

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All day. WATSONVILLE — The Watsonville Police Department will begin its two-year "Adelante" program to suppress gang violence. The program is funded through a $380,000 competitive grant. Contact: Watsonville police, (831) 768-3300 or Jenny Sarmiento, (831) 728-6445.

All day. SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco African-American Chamber of Commerce begin a boycott calling for equal representation of African-Americans in the city's tourism and hospitality industries. The group says it wants the city to hold hearings on claims of discriminatory practices and redirect 5 percent of money from the Tourism Improvement District to help recruit African-Americans into those jobs. Contact: Xochitl Jackson, (415) 479-6400.

10 a.m. OAKLAND — 16th annual Gospel Bowl, a New Year's Day celebration with a "roster" of east bay ministers to help bay area residents "score true victories that feed the spirit and nurture the soul." Abyssinian Baptist Church, 528 33rd St.. Contact: Dee Dee Scott, (510) 693-6676 or Kevin Barnes, (707) 888-8742.

10:30 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Dolphin Club's New Year's Day Alcatraz swim. Dolphin Club, 502 Jefferson St., Contact: (415) 441-9329.

12 p.m. OAKLAND — City says a demonstration is planned at the Fruitvale BART station. 3401 E. 12th St. Contact: City administrator Deanna Santana, (510) 238-3302.

12 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Third annual Ocean Beach Polar Bear Club. A group will meet at 11:45 a.m. on the beach and jump in the water at noon. Ocean Beach near Judah Street. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379542002300019/ .

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