AP-CA--NorCal Daybook, CA

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Wednesday, Dec. 4

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9 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Rally by the group Credoaction to call on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to oppose what group says are oil industry plans to ship "dangerous" crude oil to the Bay Area. The district will consider the issue at its 9:45 a.m. meeting. Outside the district offices, 939 Ellis St., Contact: Zack Malitz, credo action act@credoaction.com.

9:45 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors meeting. Agenda includes an overview and permit status discussion of four major energy projects in the bay area, including a crude-oil-by-rail project for the Valero refinery in Vallejo; a crude oil terminal proposed by the Wespac Energy Group; a butane/propane recovery project proposed by Phillips 66 Co. and a hydrogen and sulfur recovery project proposed by Chevron. Board room, 939 Ellis st. Contact: Ralph Borrmann, (415) 749-4900.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CONCORD — Community wrapping session for the 17th annual toy drive that provides holiday gifts to low-income families at six elementary schools. Harvest House warehouse, 2395 Monument Blvd. Contact: (925) 609-4458.

10:30 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Hearing by the Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment to discuss prison overcrowding and alternative methods to reliance on prisons to achieve justice. Milton Marks Auditorium, State Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave. Contact: Carlos Alcala, (916) 319-2017 or Joey Hill, (213) 744-2111.

10:45 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, Police Chief Greg Suhr and state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will tour the Harbor House preschool to highlight the importance of investing in children's education as a crime prevention strategy. Harbor House Child Development Center, 407 Ninth St. Contact: Meghan Moroney, (415) 450-1913.

5 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Eighth and final candle-lighting ceremony for the Bill Graham menorah. Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St. Contact: Billy Cohen, (415) 753-0910.

5:30 p.m. SAN JOSE — Media event to unveil the San Jose Civic's new name with singer Wynonna Judd. RSVPs requested to smurphy@sanjose.org. San Jose Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St. Contact: Sue Murphy, (408) 792-4169.

5:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel's annual tree-lighting ceremony benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 600 Stockton St. Contact: Caitlin Sandberg, (510) 891-1192.

7 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Glide Memorial Church's annual holiday festival fundraiser as part of its 50th anniversary. Attendees include poet Maya Angelou, singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and singer Tom Johnston. War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Ave. Contact: Denise Lamott, (415) 381-8793.

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