East Bay Zoo To Reopen

It was a pretty intense week in California. If you are searching for some lighter

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

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