Northern California Daybook


Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Friday, Aug. 3.


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Aug. 3. 7 a.m. Opening of a farmer-run, non-profit farmers market at San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. At noon, Supervisor Jane Kim to make opening remarks.

Location: UN Plaza, Seventh & Market Streets, San Francisco

Contact: Kate Creps (415) 558-9455

Aug. 3. 9:30 a.m. NASA will host a simultaneous nationwide multi-center social media event to preview the Aug. 5 landing of the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity Rover. Media interested in attending at NASA ames must contact Jessica Culler in advance at Jessica.s.culler(at) or the numbers below.

Online at and in the conference center, NASA Ames, Moffett Field

Contact: Jessica Culler (650) 604-4789 Or (650) 604-4110

Aug. 3. 10 a.m. Sunset Magazine's Idea House opens to the public. It will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Sept. 9.

Location: Visitors should park at the Sonoma County Park & Ride Lot in Healdsburg, Located on the corner of Healdsburg Avenue and Grant Avenue

Contact: Dana Smith (510) 682-3141

Aug. 3. 2 p.m. News conference by members of San Francisco's Asian Community to reveal plans for a 1,000-person Chinese dinner banquet in honor of Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

Location: New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., San Francisco

Contact: Angela Pang (415) 373-4002 Or Harrison Lin (510) 828-6155

Aug. 3. 6 p.m. Opening celebration for the Tasting Tent at San Francisco's Union Square for the SF Chefs Food and Wine Festival. Some 50 Chefs will be on hand to cut the "ribbon," a 10-foot-long noodle pulled by Tony Wu to demonstrate the ancient art of noodle pulling. Festival continues through Sunday.

Location: Powell Street between Geary and Post streets, Union Square, San Francisco

Contact: Yasemin Sussman (415) 781-5700 Or (408) 823-3945 Cellphone


Aug. 3. 6:30 p.m. "Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday," a concert with livestream virtual connections, organized by founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir.

Location: Originating from Tamalpais Research Institute Studios, 85 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael

Contact: Colleen Gallagher (415) 394-6500 Or (212) 920-6162 Cellphone

Aug. 3. 7 p.m. Mexican artist Oscar Camilo De Las Flores will speak about his current San Francisco exhibit titled "Trail Of Hope And Tears" At the Paul Mahder Gallery. The exhibit of seven large "crayon" conte on paper works depict the "battle between society's powerless and powerful."

Location: Mahder Gallery, 3378 Sacramento St., San Francisco

Contact: Paul Mahder (415) 474-7707

Aug. 3. 8 p.m. Track improvement work will continue on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's MUNI metro system. Bus shuttles will be in effect for the Church & Duboce Track and street improvement project and the Carl Street Rail Replacement Project.

Contact: Paul Rose (415) 601-1637

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