It was a pretty intense week in California. If you are searching for some lighter news this weekend, these sweet Northern California stories will make you smile.
Oakland Zoo Sets Opening Date
You must make reservations online in advance. Here’s when tickets go on sale.
Food Bank Delivers Groceries To COVID-19 Patients
The Alameda County Community Food Bank partnered with Amazon to make the deliveries of healthy food.
Wear Your Mask, Win A Prize: Napa Radio Personalities Hit Streets
Lucky mask-wearing winners were given prizes as DJs took a road trip around Napa Valley to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Comet Neowise: How To See It In The Bay Area
Comet Neowise is going prime time, moving into the evening sky. You’ll be able to see it with the naked eye in the Bay Area.
National Ice Cream Day 2020: Don’t Miss Freebies & Deals In CA
Save the date this weekend: Get the scoop on sweet treats from DQ, Baskin-Robbins, Häagen-Dazs, Cold Stone & even PetSmart in California.
83-Year-Old Still Water Skiing At A High Level On Northern California Lake
Judy Koenitzer started water skiing over 60 years ago.
Alameda County Fire Chief Retiring After 33 Years Of Service
Fire Chief David A. Rocha worked his way up the ranks after starting his career as a San Leandro firefighter.
Santa Cruz Police Rangers Give Clothes To Homeless Man
Rangers saw his worn clothes and bought him a new outfit at a nearby store.
NBA Star Andre Iguodala Lists Lafayette Home: PHOTOS
Iguodala signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat for $30 million. He’s said goodbye to northern California.
Alameda Strong Collecting Donations
The Alameda Strong community fund was created to raise money to help small businesses, nonprofits, and renters hurt by coronavirus.
Foundation Provides $5M In COVID-19 Relief Throughout Napa Valley
Napa Valley Community Foundation most recently OK’d $1.2 million in aid for farmworkers and others who are quarantined but can’t miss work.
Sip & Bid To Benefit Marin-Based Youth In Arts
Youth in Arts’ virtual wine auction on July 24 will feature rare wines, tasting experiences and other local adventures.
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This article originally appeared on the Across California Patch