BC-CA--NorCal Daybook, CA

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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9 a.m. OAKLAND — San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting. Agenda includes an overview of nutrient management strategy for the bay and the current understanding of the bay's condition. First floor auditorium, State Building, 1515 Clay St. Contact: (510) 622-2300.

10:30 a.m. BERKELEY — Picket line by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center nurses, who say they are protesting hospital cuts to patient care. Medical center, 2450 Ashby Ave. Contact: Joanne Jung, (510) 703-4064 or Charles Idelson, (510) 273-2246.

11 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Postal Service ceremony to mark the first day of issue for a "Year of the Horse" stamp celebrating the 2014 lunar new year. Mayor Ed Lee and representatives of the organization of Chinese Americans, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and others to attend. Note: Stamp sales begin at 9:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, third floor, 750 Kearny St. Contact: James Wigdel, (415) 550-5718.

11:30 a.m. BIG SUR — Caltrans ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed State Highway 1/Pitkins Curve bridge and rockshed project. Large turnout north of the project, ocean side south of Lucia (post mile 21.5), State Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast, Monterey County. Contact: Susana Cruz (bilingual), (831) 549-3138 or Colin Jones, (805) 549-3189.

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