Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Friday, Nov. 1
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ALL DAY — SEIU Local 1021 and ATU Local 1555 will hold ratification votes on the tentative agreement for a new contract with BART. Contact: Des Patten, SEIU, (510) 350-4529 or (510) 506-0439; Antonette Bryant, ATU, (925) 565-8118.
6:30 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — All Saints' Day Mass. Additional Masses at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St. Contact: (415) 567-7824.
7 a.m. BERKELEY — South Park Drive at Tilden Regional Park will be closed to vehicle traffic through March 31 to protect migrating and breeding newts. Contact: Emily Hopkins, (510) 544-2217.
10 a.m. RICHMOND — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center expansion. Other attendees include Richmond Mayor Gayle Mclaughlin, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus and Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia. 256 24th St. Contact: Mike Taylor, (415) 312-1580.
12 p.m. SANTA CLARA — Silicon Valley Leadership Group's annual public policy luncheon. Speakers include University of California President Janet Napolitano, California first lady Anne Brown, and Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto. Mission City Ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway. Contact: Steve Wright, (408) 501-7853.
12 p.m. SAN JOSE — Media arrival prior to a 12:30 p.m. benefit event where San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns will receive a buzz cut and shave his beard to raise money for nonprofits Defending the Blue Line and Katie Moore Foundation. South rink, Sharks Ice, 1500 s. 10th St.. Contact: Jim Sparaco, (408) 999-5792.
1 p.m. WALNUT CREEK — BART riders are invited to test three different train car seats as part of BART's "Fleet of the Future." Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre station, 1365 Treat Blvd. Contact: BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost, (510) 464-6154 or (510) 414-4725.
1:30 p.m. OAKLAND — Groundbreaking ceremony for the Oakland Global Trade and Logistics Center that will replace the former Oakland Army base. Attendees include Gov. Jerry Brown, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. Oakland Army base, Maritime and Ukraine streets. Contact: Sean Maher, (510) 238-7439 or cell: (510) 473-2610.
4 p.m. ALAMEDA — Halloween candy buyback by Alameda Pediatric Dentistry. Participants will receive $1 for every pound of candy. Candy collected will be sent to troops overseas. APD offices at 2125 Whitehall Place, Alameda. Also the APD offices at 1443 Cedarwood Lane, Suite D, Pleasanton. Contact: Mari Cyphers, (510) 521-5437, ext. 25.
DUSK SAN FRANCISCO— "Bay Lights" LED sculpture on the western span of the Bay Bridge will be on until dawn. Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay. Contact: Tami Kelly, (925) 640-9997.
7 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Artists reception as part of the 11th annual San Francisco "Altered Barbie" exhibition. 50 Shotwell Inc., 50 Shotwell St. Contact: Julie Andersen, (415) 240-2202.