AP-NorCal Daybook

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Saturday, Dec. 14

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8 a.m. NOVATO — "Shop With a Cop" event with Novato police. Officers will shop with families in need with children ages 5-13 who have been selected by the Novato Human Needs Center. Target store, 200 Vintage Way. Contact: Lt. Jennifer Welch, (707) 899-7021.

9 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — First-ever curling even at the Safeway holiday ice rink. San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club instructors will offer lessons for members of the media. Interviews will be available with Gabrielle Coleman, a nationally ranked curler from Mountain View. Union Square, Geary and Powell streets. Contact: Kevin Kopjak, (650) 722-3371.

9:30 a.m. SAN JOSE — Kwanzaa festival. Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks. Performing Arts Theater, Evergreen Valley Community College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road. Contact: Paula Greenwell, (408) 998-7416 or Habiba Hall-Bey, (925) 978-4035.

9:30 a.m. VARIOUS — Commemorations of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting. At 9:30 a.m., an interfaith vigil will be held at Mission San Jose Church, 43300 Mission St., Fremont. Contact: Toni Shellen, (510) 754-5321. At 9:34 a.m., a bell-ringing will be held at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 600 Columbia Drive, San Mateo, and at the Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Ave. Contact: Karen Gorman, (650) 743-4409. Also at 9:34 a.m., a moment of silence will be held at Island United Church, 113 Balclutha Drive, Foster City. Contact: Karen Gorman, (650) 743-4409. At 10 a.m., a "call for remembrance and resolve" will be held at St. Vincent de Paul church, 2320 Green St., San Francisco. Contact: Catherine Stefani, (925) 285-6041. At noon, a youth march will start at Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 Sixth St., San Francisco, followed by a 2 p.m. rally with Rep. Jackie Speier at United Nations Plaza, Market Street between Seventh and Eighth streets. Contact: Shikha Hamilton, (650) 863-3360. At 1 p.m., a memorial with Sunnyvale's mayor, Rep. Mike Honda and others will be held at St. Cyprian Church, 1133 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale. Contact: Don Veith, (408) 736-9006. At 4:30 pm., a candlelight vigil will be held at Mt. Tam United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. Contact: Barbara Killey, (415) 456-1889.

10 a.m. SAN JOSE — 1,500 volunteers from tech company nvidia will participate in its annual "Project Inspire" event. The group will renovate Ocala Middle School's athletic fields and academic facilities. 2800 Ocala Ave. Contact: Rolando Bonilla, (415) 987-8025.

10:30 a.m. SAN MATEO — The Golden Gate Harley Owners Group will escort Santa Claus to a toy delivery for child patients at the San Mateo Medical Center. 39th Avenue and Edison Street. Contact: Robyn Thaw, (650) 573-3935 or (650) 867-1661.

11:30 a.m. SAN JOSE — Police motorcade departs for the Cops Care Cancer Foundation's "Christmas fantasy flight event" for children with cancer and their families. Santa Claus is expected to arrive from a helicopter between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Starts at Aspiration Dome, Juniper Networks, Fifth and Mathilda avenues. San Jose Police Department hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport, 1455 Airport Blvd. Contact: Officer Brian Simuro, (408) 839-3349.

12 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — 2013 Santacon in San Francisco. Dozens of Santas will walk through the city, stopping at various bars. Starts at Union Square Park, Geary and Powell streets. Contact: santa@santacon.info.

3 p.m. BERKELEY — Memorial in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Speakers include Assemblyman John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley. Contact: Andy Pino, (510) 642-3591 or cell: (510) 704-3774.

5 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — The 11th annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade. About 25 local organizations will march through Yerba Buena Lane with traditional Christmas lanters. Jessie Square, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets. Contact: (415) 239-0249 or Katie Petrucci, (415) 227-2681.

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