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Need a break from the bad news? If you are looking for some lighter news for your holiday weekend reading, check out these sweet Northern California stories.

Five Kittens Rescued From Inside San Mateo Academy Fire Truck

  • The kittens will be placed in a foster home with a PHS volunteer until they are old enough to be adopted.

  • Cowell Beach Left Off Of CA's Most Polluted Beaches List

  • This marks the first time in a decade t hat the popular Santa Cruz County beach wasn't included in the "Beach Bummer" list.

  • Happy Birthday To San Francisco Zoo's Chimpanzees: Photos

  • The three seniors have lived together at the zoo for more than 50 years.

  • SF Bay Area 4th Of July Fireworks: Your 2020 Guide To Events

  • Patch has your complete guide to Fourth of July live and virtual festivities in and around the San Francisco Bay region.

  • Danville Officials Seek Sponsors For Hearts Around Hartz Exhibit

  • Locals will pay $1,000 to sponsor one of the 16 artfully created hearts that will be on display in downtown Danville through October.

  • San Ramon Nonprofit Fundraises To Feed Military

  • Vouch4Vets is looking to treat Bay Area military members across the Bay Area to a barbecue luncheon.

  • Vitality Bowls Opens In Fremont

  • As other restaurants struggle to stay open amidst coronavirus, Vitality Bowls just opened a new location in Fremont.

  • 2 Livermore Valley Food And Wine Programs To Be Held Virtually

  • In-person events have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but residents can still benefit a local meal-delivery program.

  • Windemere Ranch Middle Schooler Finalist In Science Competition

  • Harsha Pillarisetti is up for a $25,000 prize and the title of America's Top Young Scientist for his indoor pollution reduction project.

  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements Coming To 5 Benicia Schools

  • A Safe Routes To School project is bringing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements to five Benicia schools and two Vallejo schools.

  • If you have an idea for a nice news story in your town, let us know. Email your story tips to autumn.johnson@patch.com.

    This article originally appeared on the Across California Patch

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