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Bay Area events centered on President-elect Donald Trump€™s inauguration Friday. More than 100 theatrical organizations are holding actions in front of theaters and art spaces nationwide to €œprotect the values of inclusion, participation and compassion.€ In San Francisco, a ceremonial illumination of electric candles and mobile phones, and a short program with speakers will be held at 5:30 p.m. outside the Geary Theater, 415 Geary St. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, La Raza Centro Legal and Earthjustice. Demonstrators plan to gather at 7 a.m. outside the Ronald Dellums Federal Building, 1301 Clay St. Teach-ins and workshops start at 9 a.m. at Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th Street and Broadway. At noon, a labor-themed rally and march will be held at Latham Square, Broadway and Telegraph Avenue. Participants will form a human chain across the Golden Gate Bridge in a €œpeaceful demonstration and performance art piece€ beginning at 10 a.m. Marchers will gather at 1 p.m. at Creek Park at the Hub in San Anselmo and at Pickleweed Park in San Rafael, then join up for 3 p.m. rallies at San Rafael City Hall and the B Street Community Theater, 618 B St. : An afternoon of sitting and walking meditations will be hosted from 1 to 5:15 p.m. by the San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page St. Screening of €˜You€™ve Been Trumped Too€™: Presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival as part of its First 100 Days series, the film follows a Scottish family whose home water supply was cut off during construction of the president-elect€™s golf course. Sidewalk protests: A protest will be held from noon to 1 p.m. along El Camino Real in Peninsula and South Bay cities through which it passes. In keeping with the Latin American tradition of Cacerolazo, residents throughout the Bay Area are being encouraged to step outside their homes from 6 to 6:05 p.m. and bang on pots and pans in protest. The Sonoma County Inaugural Ball: A ticketed dinner and dance in celebration of Trump€™s inauguration begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Flamingo Conference Center, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Speakers, poetry readings, live music and a dance party at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. The Blue Ball: A fundraiser for reproductive rights, environmental protection, racial justice and immigrant and LGBTQ rights, 8 p.m. at Home on Treasure Island, an event space, Avenue D and 12th Street on Treasure Island. Rep. Anna Eshoo and singer-activist Joan Baez headline a rally for the environment, education, health care and other causes, at 11 a.m. at Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway. In San Jose, a march will begin at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. In Walnut Creek, marchers will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, and walk to the Walnut Creek BART Station. In Napa, marchers will gather at 10 a.m. at the Oxbow Public Market parking lot on First Street and walk to Veterans Memorial Park, Third and Main streets. : A pancake brunch with music, dancing and talks about taking local action, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Natoma Cabana, 90 Natoma St., San Francisco.
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Happy Humpday! It's going to be rainy/snowing in almost all of California the next several days. Hope you are staying dry!

As I write, the Senate Rules Committee is considering the nomination of Xavier Becerra as attorney general. A floor vote could occur as early as tomorrow, setting off the process to full the congressionally vacancy.

For attorney general nominee Xavier Becerra, immigration is a personal issue [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - "[A]s the Los Angeles congressman is on the verge of becoming California’s first Latino attorney general, he is being asked to draw once again on that background as the state’s top lawyer at a time when President-elect Donald Trump is proposing mass deportations and construction of a border wall. His nomination has been confirmed by the Assembly and is expected to be acted on in coming days by the state Senate after a hearing Wednesday."

THE HISTORIAN SUPREME: Kevin Starr loved California and conveyed that as he chronicled its history [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "Kevin Starr was by no means a household name in California, having nowhere close to the high profiles of the state’s entertainers, sports figures and politicians. However, the outpouring of respect, admiration and genuine affection after Starr’s untimely death Saturday attests to his unparalleled standing among those who appreciate California’s unique evolution from a backwater of the Spanish empire to a society with global economic power and cultural impact." 

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