Associated Press Northern California Daybook for Wednesday, Oct. 23
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9:30 a.m. OAKLAND — Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Gary Yee, Peralta Colleges Vice-Chancellor Michael Orkin and others will unveil “Linked Learning,” a new citywide partnership aimed at closing the racial achievement gap in Oakland’s high schools. Life Academy High School, 2101 35th Ave. Contact: Martin Ricard, (510) 432-5481.
10 a.m. OAKLAND — News conference by Mayor Jean Quan and representatives of the Golden State Warriors to kick off “Warriors Week” in Oakland. Lake Merritt Boulevard Amphitheater (across from the Kaiser Convention Center and adjacent to the Alameda County Courthouse), Lake Merritt Boulevard. Contact: Lisa Goodwin, (510) 986-0529 or cell: (408) 663-0335; Kim Bardakian, (510) 208-0529 or cell: (510) 499-5723.
11 a.m. NAPA — Napa State Hospital employees will gather to remember psychiatric technician Donna Gross on the third anniversary of her murder by a hospital patient. Front entrance, Napa State Hospital, 2100 Napa-Vallejo Highway. Contact: Brady Oppenheim, (916) 952-9961 or Linda Monahan, (707) 266-4545.
12 p.m. DAVIS — “Faithful Partner” law enforcement K-9 memorial ceremony for police dogs who died in the line of duty. Teams from the San Francisco Police Department and the Golden Gate Division of the California Highway Patrol to attend. K-9 memorial, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis. Contact: Louise Tully, (650) 652-5650.
2 p.m. OAKLAND — Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District board of directors public hearing on a plan to offer passenger discounts and new ways to pay bus fares, including a local day pass and elimination of paper transfers. There will be a second public hearing at the board’s regular meeting at 5 p.m. Board room, 1600 Franklin St. Contact: Clarence Johnson, (510) 891-4745 or cell: (510) 368-5755.
6 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — “Eyes in the Sky: Drones in Law Enforcement,” a Commonwealth Club panel discussion with state Sen. Alex Padilla; David Carrillo, director of the California Constitution Center; Jennifer Lynch, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and others. Club office, 595 Market St. Contact: Riki Rafner, (415) 597-6712.
7 p.m. BERKELEY — Meeting of the Berkeley Police Review Commission. Agenda includes consideration of a “people’s investigation report” about the death of Kayla Moore, a mentally ill transgender woman who died in a struggle with officers in February. South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. Contact: Andrea Pritchett, (510) 229-0527 or Maria Moore, (510) 842-8424.