Northern California Daybook


Associated Press

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Friday, Feb. 1.


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Feb. 1. 7 a.m. PST (10 a.m. EST) Remembrance ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster and fallen astronauts. Speakers include Evelyn Husband-Thompson, widow of Commander Rick Husband; former astronauts Eileen Collins and Jon McBride; and NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot. Hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.

Location: Space Mirror Memorial, Sr 405, John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Livestream available at

Contact: Andrea Farmer (321) 449-4400 Or John Kennedy (321) 449-4273

Feb. 1. 10 a.m. The 2013 Macworld/iWorld Convention continues. Today's program includes a 12:45 p.m. main stage session on "The State Of Apple 2013" and a 5 p.m. iPhone Film Festival, both in room 2005. Macworld continues through Saturday.

Location: Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St., San Francisco

Contact: Marisa Borgasano, For Idg World Expo (781) 684-0770 Or Macworldiworld(at)Idgworldexpo.Com Or Linsy Miller, Idg World Expo (508) 424-4836

Feb. 1. 10 a.m. The City of Oakland will officially launch the Oakland City ID Prepaid MasterCard program with Mayor Jean Quan.

Location: 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (City Annex Building), Suite 6301

Contacts: Sean Maher, smaher(at), 510-238-7439, Cell: 510-473-2610

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Feb. 1. 10 a.m. NASA Ames Research Center will hold a day of remembrance ceremony for fallen space shuttle crew members. Director S. Pete Worden will speak at 10:15 a.m., followed by a moment of silence. A 10:30 a.m. presentation will honor astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who died in the space shuttle Columbia Disaster in 2003. A memorabilia exhibit in tribute to Chawla will be unveiled at 10:45 a.m. The program will repeat for the public at 4 p.m. Note: Advance RSVPs are needed by Thursday at 5 p.m. to below contact.

Location: NASA Exploration Center, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field

Contact: Rachel Hoover (650) 604-4789

Feb. 1. 10 a.m. News conference on beach hazards for dog owners and beach goers. Participants will include representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service and East Bay Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals. Note: Advance RSVPs can be made to Pamela Boehland or Laura Fulda at below contacts.

Location: Oakland East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland

Contact: Alexandra Picavet, National Park Service (415) 786-8021 Or Petty Officer Pamela Boehland, U.S. Coast Guard (510) 735-6758 or Laura Fulda, East Bay SPCA (510) 563-4611

Feb. 1. Noon. 2013 San Francisco Black History Month kick-off event with Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisors London Breed and Malia Cohen, and others. In partnership with the city's African American Historical and Cultural Society.

Location: The Rotunda, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco

Contact: Mayor's Office Of Communications (415) 554-6131

Feb. 1. Noon. A Commonwealth Club Talk with director and political activist Rob Reiner on "When Harry Met Sal: Rob Reiner On Marriage Equality, Political Activism And A Life In Hollywood."

Location: Club Office, 595 Market St., San Francisco

Contact: Riki Rafner (415) 597-6712

Feb. 1. 3:15 P.M. Reopening event for San Francisco's Gold Dust Lounge. Begins with a covered wagon and cable car procession featuring actor Stuart Whitman starting at the lounge's old location. The route will end at the new location with a 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Attendees include District Attorney George Gascon, Police Chief Greg Suhr, Supervisors David Chiu, Jane Kim and London Breed and others. Invitation-only grand opening party at 7 p.m.

Begins at 247 Powell St., San Francisco

4 p.m.: Ends at 165 Jefferson St., San Francisco

Contact: Lee Houskeeper (415) 777-4700

Feb. 2. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. DANNY GLOVER — San Francisco residents including actor Danny Glover are riding in Cycle for Survival at Equinox Pine Street. San Francisco is one of ten locations nationwide this year for Cycle for Survival, the national, indoor team cycling event. In total, approximately 13,000 people will ride in the events this February and March to raise money to fight rare cancers by funding critical research led by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Glover available for media interviews. Event runs 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Location: Equinox Pine Street, 301 Pine St., San Francisco

Contacts: Heather Platisha, (415) 486-3227, Heather.platisha(at)

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