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Eugene O’Neill’s Tao House was built as a retreat where he could focus on his writing. The historic site is right here in our backyard in the west hills of Danville. Take a free shuttle from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley to the home for a free tour and to explore the grounds.

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Welcome to the 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley, which has all the information you need to live, work and play in Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo and San Ramon. It includes facts about the towns, cities and schools as well as locations of local amenities, contact numbers for local nonprofit groups and much, much more. Each year when we put together this resource guide, we are amazed anew to realize how much is going on in the area. Hopefully newcomers to the Valley will pick up this Info guide immediately so they don’t have to discover on their own all it has to offer. (And they may be interested in joining the Newcomers Clubs listed on page 43.) Oldtimers, too, are sure to discover something new in these pages. As we updated the listings we saw how much has changed since last year, which is a reminder of the importance of www.DanvilleExpress.com and www.SanRamonExpress.com. These continually updated news sources keep everyone informed about what’s happening in the community. Visit them to see what’s new and to sign up for daily headlines to be delivered to your email each weekday morning. —Editors, Info San Ramon Valley DanvilleExpress.com, SanRamonExpress.com

Inside info Quick reference directory

Some useful numbers for newcomers and oldtimers................................. 6

Calendar of events

Street fairs, concerts in the park, and more, month by month................ 9

By the numbers

Climate, population and home sales................................................................12

Public officials

Information about who runs our public agencies......................................14

Education

Public and private schools, elementary through college........................18

Kids’ stuff

Classes, outings and sports — plus preschools.......................................... 23

Arts & entertainment

Live music, theaters, galleries and more.........................................................27

Outdoors & recreation

From bocce ball to golfing to tennis to playing in parks..........................33

Community

Clubs, support services, service groups and more.................................... 38

Getting around

How to get around and where to stay............................................................ 45

about the cover Thousands of San Ramon Valley residents turned out for the annual Kiwanis Fourth of July parade this year. Running along Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, this year’s parade featured two marching bands, numerous floats and a helicopter fly-over. Photo by Chris Scott/www.CalSportsPhoto.com.

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Primo’s Run for Education has been a tradition in the San Ramon Valley for 28 years. SRVEF supports district-wide projects and provides monetary grants to teachers and schools within the SRVUSD. Since 1982, SRVEF has given more than $2.7 million to our schools.

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Quick reference

Renewable energy choices – Greenpower Call (800) 848-2683

central contra costa Sanitary district Call 228-9500

Water Service

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD): (866) 403-2483 Dublin-San Ramon Services District (DSRSD): 828-0515

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“Ensuring the safety of town residents is our highest priority, and doing that in an honorable, trustworthy fashion is our highest commitment,” said Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins. The Danville Police consists of 31 officers, 8 civilian support personnel, 8 reserve officers and 19 volunteers.

for an emergency: 911

Call 314-3700

Cell phones: Dispatch 646-2441 (Alamo Valley Station) Cell phones: Dispatch 646-2441 (Blackhawk Police Services) Cell phones: Dispatch 314-3700 (Danville Police) Cell phones: Dispatch 973-2779 (San Ramon Police) Contra Costa Fire Department: 941-3300 California Highway Patrol: 646-4980 Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department: 646-2441 Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222

San Ramon Police department

alamo Sheriff’s Valley Station

Valley Waste Management Call 837-3356

2401 Crow Canyon Road San Ramon 94583 Call 973-2700

San Ramon Valley fire Protection district 1500 Bollinger Canyon Road San Ramon 94583 Call 838-6600

danville Garbage Service Allied Waste Call 603-1144

San Ramon Garbage Service

150 Alamo Plaza, Suite C Alamo 94507 Call 837-2902

danville Recycling Service

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Pacific Gas & electric (PG&e)

1092 Eagle Nest Place Danville 94526 Call 736-1018

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Valley Waste Management (VWM) Call 935-8900 Call (800) 743-5000

ca Public utilities commission consumer affairs division Call (800) 649-7570

Call (800) 275-8777 danville main office (has passport services) 2605 Camino Tassajara Danville 94526-9998 Call 736-0775 diablo Post office 1701 El Nido Diablo 94528-9800 Call 837-3800 danville Square Post office 43 Railroad Ave. Danville 94526-3881 Call 736-0775 alamo Post office (has passport services) 160 Alamo Plaza Alamo 94507-9998 Call 935-9953 San Ramon Post office (has passport services) 12935 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon 94583-9998 Call 277-0567

county Recorder

555 Escobar St. Martinez 94553 Call 335-7899 For birth or death certificate or marriage license call 646-2517

department of motor Vehicles Call (800) 777-0133 www.dmv.ca.gov 1910 N. Broadway Walnut Creek 94596 Call 935-4464 6300 W. Las Positas Pleasanton 94588 Call 462-7042

child abuse Contra Costa County Child Protective Services Call 646-1680 or (877) 881-1116 Child Abuse Prevention Council Call 798-0546

elder abuse Adult Protective Services: (877) 839-4347 or 646-2854

State Attorney General’s Office: (800) 952-5225 Elder Financial Protection Network: (415) 956-5556 Long-Term Care Ombudsman: (800) 231-4024 Public Guardian’s Office: 646-2901 Legal Assistance for Seniors: (510) 832-3040 Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: 945-8040

amber alert

Call (800) 835-5247

dog license

Martinez Animal Shelter: 335-8300

animal cruelty Call your police department County Animal Control: 646-2995

donate something Goodwill Furniture Pick-Up: (510) 698-7200 Goodwill Donation Drop-Off (Dublin): 7232 Regional St., Dublin Call 833-8610 Salvation Army Pick-Up: (800) 728-7825 Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shoppe: 444 Diablo Rd., Danville, 838-7697; 3162 Danville Blvd., Suite A, Alamo, 820-6525 Discovery Counseling Center Thrift Shop, The Station: 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville Call 820-1988

national do-not-call Registry www.donotcall.gov (888) 382-1222

Power outage or smelling gas

Pacific Gas & Electric: (800) 743-5000

Renters rights

Pacific Community Services: 439-1056 Contra Costa County Bar Association: 370-2548

Small claims court Call 646-6901

Solicitor Permit Call 335-1571

Workers permit for a student

San Ramon Valley Unified School District: 552-5500

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October Farmers Market The Danville Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round, at the Municipal Parking Lot next to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Railroad and Prospect avenues, Danville. • 825-9090 • www.pcfma.com San Ramon Farmers Market The San Ramon Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, yearround, at the Bishop Ranch 2 parking lot across from the Whole Foods Market and Target shopping center. The seasonal Farmers Market is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursdays, MayOctober, at the south side parking lot of Bishop Ranch 3, between the parking garage and dirt parking, at Bishop Drive and Camino Ramon. • www.sanramonfarmersmarket. org Lend-A-Hand Day Town of Danville will host Lend-A-Hand Day at various homes of seniors who request help with yard work or other maintenance tasks. Check the website for more information. • 314-3490 • www.danville.ca.gov Mornings with the Mayor Town of Danville hosts Mornings with the Mayor at Father Nature’s, 172 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Art in the Park Town of Danville and Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host Art in the Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at the Town Green, adjacent to the Community Center and Library, on Front St. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • www.adas4art.org Trail Mixer Visit different regional parks in the East Bay each month and spend the day off the beaten path staying fit and making new friends. This month’s hike will be at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 8; meet at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Primo’s Run for Education San Ramon Valley Education Foundation will sponsor Primo’s Run for Education 5K starting at 7:30 a.m.

with the half marathon and the fun run/walk, Sunday, Oct. 9. The 5K and fun run/walk start at Iron Horse Middle School, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon and the half marathon starts at Primo’s Pizza, 298 Hartz Ave., Danville. Register online; registration cost varies. • 820-9181 • www.primosrun.com Danville Fall Crafts Festival Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Danville Fall Crafts Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 22-23, at Hartz and Prospect avenues. Activities include trick-ortreating, Scarecrow alley, a parade, kids activities and music. • 837-4400 • www.danvilleareachamber.com Children’s Fall Fest Town of Danville will host Children’s Fall Fest “Halloween in Oz” from 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, games and trick-or-treating. Preregistration is required. Cost is $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

November Holiday with Santa at the Livery Danville Livery will host Holiday with Santa at the Livery beginning at the end of November until Christmas Eve. Children will receive a special gift from Santa. • 838-7070 Kid’s Day Out Town of Danville will host Kid’s Day Out from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 21-22, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. Call to register. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Lighting of the Old Oak Tree Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree with Father Christmas and the Snow Angel from 5:15-8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, on Diablo Rd. The magic continues with holiday music, refreshments and entertainment. • 837-4400 • www.danvilleareachamber.com Trail Mixer Visit different regional parks in the East Bay each month and spend the day off the beaten path staying fit and making new friends. November’s hike in Round Valley Regional Preserve in Brentwood will be from 9 a.m.-noon,

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Danville’s Big Oak Tree on Diablo Road is covered with lights during the holiday season.

Saturday, Nov. 12; meet at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Veteran’s Day A Veteran’s Day celebration will be held for the San Ramon Valley on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Danville. Check the website for times and location. • 355-8051 • www.vnvdv.com

December Tree-Lighting Holiday Celebration in Bishop Ranch It’s more than a tree-lighting, it’s a party, with sleigh rides and live music as well as the spectacular lighting of a 65-foot holiday tree. The guest of honor is Santa Claus. Vendors sell refreshments, and there will be activities for the kids and lots of entertainment. Festivities take place from 5:30-7:30, Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road. • 277-1700 • www.bishopranch.com Bah Humbug! City of San Ramon will host its Bah Humbug! 5K starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at Bishop Ranch No. 2 in San Ramon.

Participants will receive a holiday long sleeved T-shirt and plenty of goodies provided by local sponsors. Medals will be awarded for the top finishers in each age category. Register online. • 973-3200 • www.sanramonrecguide.com Alamo Tree Lighting Festival The Alamo Chamber of Commerce will present the 2011 Alamo Tree Lighting Festival at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, to signal the start of the Christmas holiday season with an evening of caroling, entertainment, arts and crafts, hot beverages and snacks. Students from local schools will perform and Santa will be there on his special chair to talk to children one by one and have their photo taken. • www.AlamoChamberofCommerce.com Community Service Awards Town of Danville will host the Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards ceremony at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. • 314-3401 • www.danville.ca.gov 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 9

Elf Workshop Town of Danville will host the Elf Workshop for children with two different times from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Danville Community Center. Cost is $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents; preregistration is required. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Holidays on the Farm Forest Home Farms Historic Park and the Glass House Museum will host Holidays on the Farm from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10, at the farm, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Shop at a Christmas Market with a variety of vendors, entertainment, and a Victorian Santa and food sales. Admission is free. • 973-3200 Kids’ Night Out Town of Danville will host this event in the spirit of Danville holiday shopping for kids to have a good time and parents to check out the stores in town. Located at the Danville Community Center from 5-9 p.m., FridaySaturday, Dec. 2-3. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Santa’s Mailbox Santa has a mailbox at the Danville Community Center for children ages 1-12 years old to drop off letters and receive a response from Nov. 29-Dec. 24. The center is located at 420 Front St., Danville. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Senior Holiday Luncheon Town of Danville will host the annual Senior Holiday Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. Lunch will be served at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St.; and a performance at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St. Preregistration is required, cost is $7. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Spirit of Danville Pre-Holiday Shopping Event Discover Danville will host the “Spirit of Danville” event from 5-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in downtown Danville. Stores and restaurants will be open late offering free wine tasting, refreshments and great deals on gifts. Tickets are $5, with restaurants giving special discounts to ticket-holders. Proceeds benefit local charities. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com 10 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

Trail Mixer Visit different regional parks in the East Bay each month and spend the day off the beaten path staying fit and making new friends. This month’s hike in Sunol Regional Wilderness will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 10; meet at the Danville Community Center. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

February Recreation Program Expo This event will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov San Ramon Symphonic Band Concert San Ramon Symphonic Band will present “Latin Spirit” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24, at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 17017 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. • 973-3200 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/ theater

March St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Town of Danville will host a Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 16, at the new Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Pre-registration is required. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

April Eggstravaganza Town of Danville will host an Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 7, at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. Activities include an egg hunt, crafts, face painting and a visit from the Spring Bunny. Cost is $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents; preregistration is required. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Lend-A-Hand Day Town of Danville will host Lend-A-Hand Day on Saturday, April 28, at various homes of seniors who request help with yard work or other maintenance tasks. Check the website for more detailed information. • 314-3490 • www.danville.ca.gov

May Art and Wind Festival The City of San Ramon invites everyone to this annual festival on Sunday-

Monday, May 27-28, presented by Chevron. Includes 200 arts & crafts booths, live entertainment, interactive kid zone, free kite making workshops, great food, professional kite flying demonstrations and a spectacular hot air balloon launch Monday at dawn. Admission is free. Parking is $5. • 973-3200 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us Danville Wine and Chocolate Stroll Discover Danville Association hosts its Danville Spring Wine Stroll, showcasing the historic downtown and the best vintages of nearby wineries, from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, May 10. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com Devil Mountain Run The 35th annual 5K and 10K Run or Walk Devil Mountain Run starts at 8 a.m., and the Kids Run starts at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 6. Staging area is at Lunardi’s Market at Railroad and Prospect avenues, Danville. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Oakland. • (415) 759-2690 • www.rhodyco.com • email: nancy@rhodyco.com Doggie Night Discovery Danville will host its annual Doggie Night on May 24, in downtown Danville. Enjoy a night downtown for treats for both humans and dogs. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com Farmers Market The San Ramon Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on Saturdays from May-October, at Bishop Ranch 2, located off of Sunset Drive, across the street from the Bishop Ranch shopping center. • 973-3280 • www.sanramonfarmersmarket. org Memorial Day Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley will host a Memorial Day celebration from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, May 28, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. • 736-1500 • www.vnvdv.com Senior Health Fitness Day Town of Danville will host this community event for seniors from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

June Danville Fine Arts Faire Danville Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Danville Fine Arts Faire, a weekend of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family, with more than 200 artists displaying paintings, photography, ceramics, glassware, jewelry and more. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17. • 837-4400 • www.danvilleareachamber.com Family Fun Night Town of Danville will host this fun family event in June, July and August at the Monte Vista Community pool. See the website closer to the event for more details. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Family Fun Night Town of Danville will host a Family Fun Night on June 29. For more details, visit the website. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Moonlight Movies on the Town Green Town of Danville hosts Moonlight Movies on the Town Green starting at 8:30 p.m., in front of the Danville Library, 400 Front St. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. This event is free. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

July 4th of July Parade Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley sponsors the 4th of July Parade from 9 a.m.noon, Wednesday, July 4, in downtown Danville, on Hartz Ave. and San Ramon Valley Blvd. between El Cerro Blvd. and Sycamore Valley Road. Traditionally, the city of San Ramon presents a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. synchronized with music at KKIQ radio, 101.7. • www.kiwanis-srv.org Danville Thursday Night Street Festival Discover Danville Association will host this Summer Fest evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, for folks to patronize downtown shops in a carfree environment. Food and wine pairing will be offered in several retail locations. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com Family Campout This fun family event will be hosted by the Town of Danville at Oak Hill Park

Community Center on July 21-22. Check the website for details. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Family Fun Night Town of Danville will host a Family Fun Night on July 27. Check the website for details. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Hot Summer Nights Car Shows Danville Merchants’ Association sponsors the annual Hot Summer Nights car shows from 4-9 p.m., some Thursdays in July and August on Hartz Ave., Danville. • 820-5750 or 437-3649 Music in the Park Town of Danville hosts Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m., Saturdays, during the months of July and August, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville. • 314-3470 • www.danville.ca.gov Music in the Park Blackhawk Plaza hosts a free concert series on Fridays during the months of July and August, at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. • 736-2751 • www.shopblackhawkplaza.com

Music in the Park Alamo Parks and Recreation hosts a Summer Concert Series 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays, during July and August, at Livorna Park, 801 Livorna Rd., Alamo. • www.alamore.org

Family Fun Night Town of Danville will host a Family Fun Night on Aug. 10. For more details, visit the website. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

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Art and Wine Stroll Enjoy an evening of art and libations at Danville’s Art and Wine Stroll from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. Local artists will showcase their works while wineries pour their best vintages, all against the backdrop of music and merriment. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com Danville Thursday Night Street Festival Discover Danville Association will host this Summer Fest evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, for folks to patronize downtown shops in a car-free environment. Food and wine pairing will be offered in several retail locations. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com Family Campout Town of Danville will host a Family Campout at Mt. Diablo State Park from Aug. 18-19. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov

Sept. 11 Remembrance Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley hosts a 911 Remembrance ceremony for the entire community on Sept. 11 at the All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville. • 275-2412 • www.srvexchangeclub.org Alamo Music and Wine Festival Rotary Club of Alamo will host the 30th annual Alamo Music Festival, typically held the Saturday after Labor Day from noon-11 p.m., in Alamo Plaza. The day includes live bands, marching bands, food, wine tasting, games, drawings, rock climbing and more. Dinner tickets are $12. The event raises funds for school music programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. • http://alamorotary.org

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Business Showcase, Food and Wine Event Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Business Showcase, Food and Wine Event in September at the Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. • 837-4400 • www.danvilleareachamber.com Danville d’Elegance Fine & Specialty Auto Show Discover Danville Association hosts the Danville d’Elegance Fine & Specialty Auto Show each September on a Sunday, on Hartz Ave. between Prospect Ave. and Church St. Over 60 Ferraris, exotic automobiles, live music, auctions, drawings and celebrities. Proceeds benefit the Parkinson’s Institute. • 552-0310 • www.danville-delegance.org Eugene O’Neill Festival The Eugene O’Neill Foundation will present the Eugene O’Neill Festival at the end of September, at various locations. Activities include outdoor performances, O’Neill plays and new works in the Old Barn at Tao House, seminars, readings and discussions. • 820-1818 • www.eugeneoneill.org

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Winter: average high, 59 degrees; average low, 41 degrees Summer: average high, 76 degrees; average low, 54 degrees Record high: 110 degrees, July 2006 Record low: 18 degrees, 1972 Source: www.weather.com

ALAMO

ZIP code: 94507 Total population: 14,570

SAN RAMON

ZIP code: 94582 and 94583 Total population: 72,148 Total households: 25,284 Owner-occupied units: 18,056 Renter-occupied units: 7,228 Source: www.bayareacensus.ca.gov

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Selling price of single family homes for second quarter 2011 ALAMO No. of Sales: 42 Median: $985,000 Average: $1,068,786

ZIP code: 94506 Total population: 2,197

DANVILLE

The Tri-Valley area is fortunate to have moderate temperatures year-round, with mild winters and sunny summers.

ZIP code: 94528 Total population: 1,158 Total households: 412 Owner-occupied units: 380 Renter-occupied units: 32

BLACKHAWK

ZIP code: 94506 Total population: 9,354 Total households: 632 Owner-occupied units: 517 Renter-occupied units: 115

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DANVILLE (Including Diablo and Blackhawk) No. of Sales: 232 Median: $775,000 Average: $814,836 SAN RAMON No. of Sales: 288 Median: $583,000 Average: $602,438 Source: CalREsource

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public officials

Sacramento Office: State Capitol, Ste. 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 • (916) 445-2841 San Francisco Office: 455 Golden Gate Ave., Ste. 14000 San Francisco, CA 94102 • (415) 703-2218 • email: governor@governor.ca.gov • http://gov.ca.gov

State Senate

Mark DeSaulnier (D-7th)

Term expires 2012. First elected to office 2008. 1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 240 Walnut Creek 94596 • (925) 942-6082 • http://dist07.casen.govoffice.com

state assembly Joan Buchanan (D-15th)

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President: Barack Obama (D)

Term expires 2012. First elected to office 2008. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 • (202) 456-1414 • email: president@whitehouse.gov • www.whitehouse.gov

u.s. senate

Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

Term expires 2016. First elected to office 1993. D.C. Office: 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 • (415) 403-0100 District Office: 1700 Montgomery Street, Ste 240 San Francisco, CA 94111 • (510) 286-8537 • email: senator@boxer.senate.gov • http://boxer.senate.gov

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Term expires 2012. First elected to office 1992. D.C. Office: 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 • (202) 224-3841 District Office: One Post St., Ste. 2450 San Francisco, CA 94104 • (415) 393-0707 • http://feinstein.senate.gov 14 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

u.s. congress

John Garamendi (D-10th)

Term expires 2013. First elected to office 2009. D.C. Office: 228 Cannon House Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20515 • (202) 225-1880 • www.garamendi.house.gov Walnut Creek Office: 1981 N Broadway St., Suite 220 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 • (925) 932-8899

Jerry McNerney (D-11th)

Term expires 2012. First elected to office 2006. D.C. Office: 1210 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20515 • (202) 225-1947 • http://mcnerney.house.gov Pleasanton Office: 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd. #175 Pleasanton, CA 94588 • 737-0727 Stockton Office: 2222 Grand Canal Blvd. #7 Stockton, CA 95207 • (209) 476-8552

state government

Governor: Jerry Brown (D)

Term expires 2014. First elected to office 2010.

Term expires 2012. First elected to office 2008. Sacramento Office: State Capitol PO Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 • (916) 319-2015 District Office: 2694 Bishop Drive, Ste. 275 San Ramon, CA 94583 • 328-1515 • http://asmdc.org/members/a15/

Contra Costa County Government Danville, Alamo and San Ramon are in District 2, which also includes Moraga, Orinda and Lafayette. Diablo, Blackhawk and Tassajara are in District 3. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has five members elected on a non-partisan basis who represent the five districts where they live. The Board governs the county and its 186 special districts, enforcing various State statutes, and enacting local legislation to serve and protect County residents. It appoints most County department heads and provides for the appointment of all other County employees; provides compensation for County officials and employees; creates officers, boards and commissions as needed; awards contracts for public works and all other contracts exceeding $25,000; and adopts an annual budget; and serves as the appellate body for planning and zoning issues.

County Supervisor, District 2 — Gayle Uilkema Term expires 2012.

First elected to office 1997. 3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette 94549 • (925) 646-6067 • http://ca-contracosta-bosdistrictii.civicplus.com

DANVILLE Please address all mail to: Town of Danville 510 La Gonda Way Danville 94526 • 314-3388 • www.ci.danville.ca.us

Town Council:

Regular Town Council Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. Danville residents are represented by a five-member elected Town Council. The council members are elected at large, in even-numbered calendar years, and serve staggered four-year terms. The role of the mayor is rotated annually among the five council members, who also represent the town on a number of sub-regional and regional committees, boards and authorities that encompass service areas that overlap with the Town.

Mayor

Karen Stepper • council term expires 2014 • 275-2412 • email: kstepper@danville.ca.gov

Vice Mayor

Candace Anderson • term expires 2012 • 648-9560 • email: canderson@danville.ca.gov

Councilmembers

Newell Arnerich • (510) 366-0716 • email: arnerich@danville.ca.gov Mike Doyle • 837-5406 • email: mdoyle@danville.ca.gov Robert Storer • (510) 343-4415 • email: storer@danville.ca.gov

Danville Town Staff:

City Manager: Joe Calabrigo, 314-3328 Assistant Town Manager: Marcia Somers, 314-3334 Assistant to the Town Manager: Rochelle Flotten, 314-3328 Economic Development and Special Events Coordinator: Jill Bergman, 314-3369 City Attorney: Robert Ewing, 314-3383

City Clerk: Marie Sunseri, 314-3401 Police Chief: Steve P. Simpkins, 314-3700

Commissions & Committees:

Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. Call 314-3401. Arts Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 6 p.m., on the first Wednesday of every month. Members: Victoria Brooks, Celeste Evans, Madeline Gillette, Trisha Grame, Rosemarie Hardy, Jo Loecher, J.P. McDermott and Susan Ritner Parks and Leisure Services Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of every month. Members: Michael Cory, Randall Diamond, Kevin Donovan, Peggy Jung Hiramine, Jane Joyce, Stewart Proctor, Kent Rezowalli and Scott Tinetti Heritage Resource Commission Regular Meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the second Monday of every month. Members: Patty Dobbin, Doug Farry, Randy Haberl, Lee Halverson, Doug McQuillan, James Powers, Renee Morgan and Jerry Warren Planning Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Members: Tiffany Attwood, Sheri Bock-Willmes, Robert Combs, Mark Graham, Renee Morgan, Bob Nichols, Lynn Overcashier and Paul Radich Design Review Board Regular meetings: The board holds two regular public meetings at 5:30 p.m., each month at the Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville. Members: David Banducci, Robert Combs, Lynn Overcashier, Douglass McQuillan, Marc Silveira and Jim Wood Poet Laureate The Poet Laureate serves as a public advocate for the appreciation and advancement of the literary arts, particularly poetry, reading poetry for civic events and dedications. The term of office of the Poet Laureate is two years, unless otherwise determined by the Town Council. Redevelopment Agency Danville’s Redevelopment Agency was established in 1986 to redevelop 140 acres in the downtown area. In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown

passed legislation that would eliminate redevelopment agencies unless they paid the state a yearly sum. As of this printing, the future of Danville’s agency is unknown.

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The unincorporated area of Alamo is governed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors with an appointed Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) of seven residents who advise the District 2 Supervisor’s office on County-related issues. Current members are: Chairman David Bowlby, Vice Chair Michael McDonald, members David Barclay, Ed Best, Nancy Dommes, Janet Miller Evans and Steve Mick. The Alamo MAC explores county services provided to Alamo, including reviewing the budgets and plans for roads, code enforcement, permitting, lighting and landscape districts, parks and recreation programs. Property owners and applicants are invited to appear before the MAC to make presentations or answer questions. The MAC will then make its recommendation to the county. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Hap Magee Ranch Park and are open to the public. To receive MAC agendas by email, call 820-8683.

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Advisory committees:

Iron Horse Corridor Management Program — Assists the county in improving and managing the 18-mile Iron Horse Corridor, including the Iron Horse Trail. The nine-member committee includes representatives from each city or unincorporated area along the trail as well as one member from the Regional Parks District. The District 4 Supervisor appoints an at-large seat while District 2 supervisor will decide whether or not to keep an at-large seat. The committee meets quarterly at various locations. P-5 — Committee acts as a liaison between the citizens of the P-5 Police District (Blackhawk) and the Office of the Sheriff of Contra Costa County by advising the Board of Supervisors and the Office of the Sheriff of the community’s needs and desires regarding police protection and promoting public safety. Meets at 7:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month, in a meeting room in the lower level of RHCC, next to the exercise room. P-2B — Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors and the

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Sheriff’s Department on the needs of the Alamo community for extended police services such as enforcement of the State Vehicle Code, crime prevention, litter control, etc. Meets at 4:30 p.m., the first Monday of each month, at the Sheriff’s Office Valley Station located at 150 Alamo Plaza. Hap Magee Ranch Park Joint Planning and Operations Committee (JPOC) — The five-member committee meets quarterly at Hap Magee Ranch Park to advise the Danville Town Council and County on development, operation and maintenance of the park. Danville appoints two members of the Parks and Leisure Services Commission, the County Board of Supervisors appoints two representatives of the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, and the fifth member is selected by a unanimous vote of the four other committee members. Alamo Improvement Association (AIA) The stated purpose of the AIA is to ensure Alamo residents a voice in the process that governs Alamo. The AIA was founded in 1955 to preserve and foster the established character and quality of Alamo as a semi-rural, low-density, residential area. Memberships cost $50 per household annually. Call president Brand Waite at 676-7038 or brad@ lhfinancial.com. The Board of Directors Meeting is at 7 p.m., the Thursday after the second Wednesday of each month; and the Planning Committee Meeting meets at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month, both at Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd., Alamo.

DIABLO

Diablo Community Service District (Diablo CSD) This council is a county-appointed advisory council for the unincorporated area of Diablo. The council members are locally elected. Send mail to council members at P.O. Box 321, Diablo 94528. Members: Jeff Haug, Tom Wander, Marilee Headen, Kathy Torru and Ray Brant

SAN RAMON

Please address all mail to: City of San Ramon 2228 Camino Ramon San Ramon 94583 • 973-2500 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us

City Council

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p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, in the Council Chamber. The San Ramon City Council is comprised of four council members elected at-large who serve four-year overlapping terms and an elected Mayor who serves for a two-year term. The City Council serves as the Board of Directors for the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency and the San Ramon Public Financing Authority, and acts as Housing Commission for the San Ramon Housing Authority. In addition, Council members represent the City on the governing boards of numerous Joint Powers Authorities. The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney.

Mayor

H. Abram Wilson • 973-2530 • email: hawilson@sanramon.ca.gov • term expires 2011

Vice Mayor

Scott Perkins • 973-2544 • email: sperkins@sanramon.ca.gov • term expires 2011

Councilmembers

Jim Livingstone • 820-5801 • email: jlivingstone@sanramon. ca.gov • term expires 2013 David E. Hudson • 570-0106 • email: dhudson@sanramon. ca.gov • term expires 2013 Carol J. Rowley • 973-2545 • email: crowley@sanramon. ca.gov • term expires 2011

San Ramon City Staff

City Manager: Greg Rogers, 973-2530 City Attorney: Sheryl Schaffner, 973-2549 Administrative Services Department: Eva Phelps, 973-2609 City Clerk: Patricia Edwards, 973-2537 Economic Development Department: Marc Fontes, 973-2578 Engineering Services Department: Maria Fierner, 973-2670 Parks and Community Services Department: Karen McNamara 973-2800 Planning/Community Development Department: Phil Wong, 973-2560

Police Services Department: Scott Holder, Chief of Police, 973-2700 Public Services Department: Karen McNamara, 973-2800

Boards, Committees and Commissions

Architectural Review Board Regular meetings: The board meets at 2 p.m., on the second Thursday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Members: Richard A. Mangum, Frederick Walovich, Ken Hansen and Joe McHale Arts Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 7 p.m., on the third Wednesday of every month, at the Dougherty Station Community Center, West Meeting Room. Members: William Doerlich, Joanne Ellgas, Joan English, Ron LaRussa, Rosalind Rogoff, Marghenta Ryan, Joy Severin and Patrick Tuohy Building Inspection Board of Appeals The City Council is currently reviewing the Building Inspection Board of Appeals process to allow for appeals of additional City Ordinances. Until the new Appeals Board process is ratified by the City Council, the City Council can appoint another body as the Appeals Board for emergency matters or, as provided by State Law, the Council may act as the Appeals Board. Community Cable TV - Board of Directors Member: H. Abram Wilson Economic Development Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 6:30 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Members: Richard Domanski, Louis Dagen, Jason Gong, Chad Johnson, Geoffery Johnson, Devon Powers, Greg Lonie and Walt Trembley Finance Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 4 p.m., on the second Wednesday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Members: H. Abram Wilson and Jim Livingstone Housing Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 7 p.m., on the second Thursday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Members: Mary Dunne Rose, Dick Vesperman, Steve O’Brien, Elyse Huettl, Kris Viers and Kathy Stewart

Library Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 7 p.m., quarterly, at the San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon Members: Kimberly Johnson, Isabel Lau, Penny Prater, Carol Zilinskas and Joanne Mudry Open Space Task Force The seven-member task force is charged with identifying what San Ramon’s priorities for open space preservation should be, including areas of historical significance, preserving ridgelines and views and recreation opportunities. Parks & Community Services Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of every month, at the Council Chamber. Members: Kathy Berner, Bill Clarkson, John Mills, William Meine, David Ernest, Dominique Yancey and Carol Lopez Planning Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, in the Council Chamber. Members: Jeanne Benedetti, Donna Kerger, Harry Sachs, Jr., Dennis Viers and Eric Wallis Policy Committee of the City Council Regular meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in the Planning Conference Room. Members: Carol J. Rowley and Dave Hudson Redevelopment Agency Established in 1986, to redevelop certain defined areas of the City of San Ramon, the Redevelopment Agency is a governmental entity separate from the city. In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown passed legislation that would eliminate redevelopment agencies unless they paid the state a yearly sum. As of this printing, the future of San Ramon’s agency is unknown. Members: Greg Rogers amd Marc Fontes San Ramon Valley Regional Planning Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the third Wednesday of every month, at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Education Center, 699 Old Orchard Rd., Danville. Members: David Bowlby, Neal Matsunaga, Scott A. Couture, Karen McPherson, Michael Gibson, Nancy Mulvihill and Sherry Neely

Senior citizen advisory committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 4 p.m., on the first Monday of every month, at the San Ramon Senior Center. Members: Wasiff Bukhari, Shirley Ernest, Colleen Vitalis, Joan C. Ernst, Sally Lunn, Thomas Sharki and Jason Wu teen council Regular meetings: The council meets from 6-8 p.m., on the third Tuesday of every month, at the Dougherty Station Community Center in the Loft. Members: Akanksha Dadlani, Sergio De Gregorio, Riva Fouzdar, Mischa Fritz, Kassandra Grimm, Connie Hsieh, Liya Khan, Lauren Kim, Maekhila Koppikar, Bhumika Kukreja, Aradhna Madireddi, Saundarya Mehra, Makena Mueller, Ainesh Pandey, Sydnie Parker, Rebecca Rashid, Miranda Shakes, Brian Su, Arjun Vij, Megan Williams and Roger Zou transportation advisory committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 6:30 p.m., on the third Thursday of every month, Planning Conference Room. Members: Victoria Harris, Peter Rathman, James McVay, Greg Schneigenberg, Steve Filson and Harvey Riggs transportation demand management (tdm) advisory committee Regular meetings: The committee meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., quarterly, at 3180 Crow Canyon Place, Transportation Conference Room, Ste. 145, San Ramon. Members: Susan Gitlin, Marci McGuire, Sandy Austin, Thomas Jamison and Ann Uawithya tri-Valley transportation council (tVtc) Regular meetings: The council meets quarterly at 1510 La Gonda Way, Danville. Members: Mary Piepho, Scott Perkins, Newell Arnerich, Matt Sullivan, Scott Haggerty, Doug Horner and Tim Sbranti

School boaRd

San Ramon Valley unified School district board of trustees The Board of Trustees is a five person policy-making body with each board member elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. It is responsible for approving the district’s budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. Regular meetings are

held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Education Center, 699 Old Orchard Dr., Danville. President Paul Gardner • term expires 2012 • email: Pgardner@srvusd.net • 820-5279 Vice President Greg Marvel • term expires 2012 • email: gmarvel@pacbell.net • 837-9443 board clerk Ken Mintz • term expires 2014 • email: kmintz@pacbell.net • 833-8428 members Rachel Hurd • term expires 2014 • email: rmshurd@sbcglobal.net • 833-9455 Denise Jennison • term expires in 2014 • email: cmjenn@pacbell.net • 648-1141 Superintendent Steven Enoch San Ramon Valley Unified School District 699 Old Orchard Dr. Danville 94526 • 552-2933

San Ramon Valley fIRe PRotectIon dIStRIct The SRV Fire Protection District is an autonomous special district that covers 155 square miles, including Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon and the Tassajara Valley. Fire Chief Richard Price oversees the general operations of the district in accordance with the policy prescribed by the five-member board of directors, who are elected to serve four-year terms. Current board members are Jennifer Price, Tom Linari, Roxanne Lindsay, Matthew Stamey and Glenn Umont

eaSt bay ReGIonal PaRK dIStRIct The 97,000-acre EBRPD is governed by a seven-member board of directors, who are publicly elected to serve four-year terms representing their areas. Ward 6, the Danville area, is served by Board Member Beverly Lane, who was first elected in 1994 and re-elected in 1998, 2002 and 2006. 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 17

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SRVUSD elementary schools Alamo Elementary School 100 Wilson Rd., Alamo 94507. Principal: Stan Hitomi. Built in: 1876. Enrollment: 317. Alamo Elementary School is one of the original schools of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and ranks as one of the top performing schools in the district, county and state. • 938-0448 • www.aes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Bollinger Canyon Elementary School 2300 Talavera Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Shawn Wells. Built in: 1980. Enrollment: 567. Academic excellence and individual differences are valued and encouraged at Bollinger Canyon 18 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

Elementary. The goal is to promote collaboration and academic excellence nurtured by a sense of teamwork, respect and trust. • 242-3200 • www.bes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Country Club Elementary School 7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon 94583. Principal: Michael Biondi. Built in: 1965. Enrollment: 584. Country Club Elementary School is the heart of its community and the school family including staff, parents and community members, making children and their education its highest priority. • 803-7430 • www.cces.srvusd.k12.ca.us Coyote Creek Elementary School 8700 No. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Marsha Tokuyoshi. Built in: 2000. Enrollment: 949. The schools stands by its three characteristics “We Care, We Share, We Dare” to create an exemplary school which develops strong traditions. • 735-1183 • www.ckes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Creekside Elementary School 6011 Massara St., Danville 94506. Principal: Michelle Cooper. Built in: 2009. Enrollment: 618. The school

has state of the art technology thus preparing its students to be 21st Century learners. • 314-2000 • www.ces.srvusd.net Golden View Elementary School 5025 Canyon Crest Dr., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Nancy White. Built in: 1989. Enrollment: 543. Staff, parents and students work collaboratively toward the achievement of school goals, vision, and a standards-based education. • 855-2700 • www.goldenviewonline.com Green Valley Elementary School 1001 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Tasha Anestos. Built in: 1952. Enrollment: 601. Students come first at Green Valley Elementary, which is clearly articulated and exemplified by the staff and parent community. • 855-5400 • www.gves.srvusd.k12.ca.us Greenbrook Elementary School 1475 Harlan Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Jenise Falk. Built in: 1976. Enrollment: 641. The mission of Greenbrook Elementary is to ensure that every student reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards. • 855-5300 • www.ges.srvusd.k12.ca.us Hidden Hills Elementary School 12995 Harcourt Way, San Ramon 94582. Principal: Ken Nelson. Built in: 2004. Enrollment: 1,079. This school actively promotes an environment where people are safe, positive, and respectful of members of the community. • 479-3800 • www.hhes.srvusd.k12.ca.us John Baldwin Elementary School 741 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Darlene Hale. Built in: 1968. Enrollment: 535. The most important goal is to maintain a safe, nurturing environment where each student achieves their personal best. • 855-5200 • www.jbes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Live Oak Elementary School 5151 Sherwood Way, San Ramon 94582. Principal: Nadine Rosenzweig. Built in: 2007. Enrollment: 1,116. The school’s staff makes every effort to maximize children to achieve academically and socially. • 803-3100 • www.loes.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Montair Elementary School 300 Quinterra Ln., Danville 94525. Principal: Kathy Crosthwait. Built in: 1958. Enrollment: 554. The staff works hard to help all children meet or exceed state and district content standards. They believe that all children can learn, but all children do not learn at the same rate or in the same way. • 855-5100 • www.mes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Montevideo Elementary School 13000 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Sharon Keeton. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 585. This school fosters academic excellence with a challenging and engaging curriculum, differentiated according to student need. • 803-7450 • www.mves.srvusd.k12.ca.us Neil Armstrong Elementary School 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Lorna Monteith. Built in: 1969. Enrollment: 609. The school’s vision is to promote collaboration between staff, parents, and students to achieve academic excellence. • 479-1600 • www.naes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Quail Run Elementary School 4000 Goldenbay Ave., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Carol Loflin. Built in: 2005. Enrollment: 991. The school fosters a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school community. • 560-4000 • www.qres.srvusd.k12.ca.us Rancho Romero Elementary School 180 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Principal: Hope Fuss. Built in: 1959. Enrollment: 535. Children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment with parents and teachers working together to help students achieve school wide standards and goals. • 552-5675 • www.ranchoromero.net Sycamore Valley Elementary School 2200 Holbrook Dr., Danville 94506. Principal: Robert Scott. Built in: 1992. Enrollment: 667. Teachers work in teams to design and implement academic and social programs that are consistent throughout their grade levels and the school. • 736-0102 • www.sycamoreelementary.org Tassajara Hills Elementary School 4675 Camino Tassajara,

Danville 94506. Principal: Ann Dodson. Built in: 1997. Enrollment: 630. It is an environment where children and adults look forward to coming, feel welcome, feel they belong, feel supported, and feel respected. • 648-7150 • www.thes.srvusd.k12.ca.us twin creeks elementary School 2785 Marsh Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Barbara Mallon. Built in: 1973. Enrollment: 541. The school is a community of lifelong learners who respect themselves, one another, and individual differences. • 855-2900 • www.tces.srvusd.k12.ca.us Vista Grande elementary School 667 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Pat Hansen. Built in: 1960. Enrollment: 667. It provides a creative and challenging environment which develops the confidence and potential of each student. • 314-1000 • www.vges.srvusd.k12.ca.us Walt disney elementary School 3250 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Joe Nguyen. Built in: 1974. Enrollment: 477. The teachers are committed to the success of each child. Parent volunteers assist teachers by working with small groups of children, and supervising on field trips or on the playground. • 479-3900 • www.des.srvusd.k12.ca.us

SRVuSd mIddle SchoolS charlotte Wood middle School 600 El Capitan Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Chris George. Built in: 1950. Enrollment: 981. Students at Charlotte Wood experience a lively, horizon-expanding curriculum. • 552-5600 • www.cwms.srvusd.k12.ca.us diablo Vista middle School 4100 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Principal: Rebecca Ingram. Built in: 2000. Enrollment: 851. It is a united community, to support and encourage each other to become positive, well-rounded, lifelong learners. • 648-8560 • www.dvms.srvusd.k12.ca.us Gale Ranch middle School 6400 Main Branch Rd., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Lisa Ward. Built in: 2008. Enrollment: 784. This developer-built school opened in the fall of 2008 to grades 6-7 and

added 8th graders last year. • 479-1500 • www.grms.srvusd.net Iron horse middle School 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Michelle Cooper. Built in: 1996. Enrollment: 976. Students have opportunities to pursue a variety of activities which promote academic and personal growth, develop individual talents, and encourage social interaction. • 824-2820 • www.ihms.srvusd.k12.ca.us los cerros middle School 968 Blemer Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Phyllis Roach. Built in: 1966. Enrollment: 675. Students are known for their cooperation, initiative, and service to the school and community. • 552-5620 • www.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us Pine Valley middle School 3000 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Jason Law. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 925. The mission of Pine Valley Middle School is to encourage and support the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth of all students, recognizing their unique needs. • 479-7700 • www.pvms.srvusd.k12.ca.us Stone Valley middle School 3001 Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Principal: Shaun McElroy. Built in: 1950. Enrollment: 659. Students at Stone Valley Middle School are effective communicators, critical thinkers, problem solvers, responsible citizens, and life-long learners. • 855-5800 • www.svms.srvusd.k12.ca.us Windemere Ranch middle School 11611 East Branch Pkwy., San Ramon 94582. Principal: David Bolin. Built in: 2005. Enrollment: 1,035. The school offers sports, student council, as well as enrichment activities like the Science Fair, Destination Imagination, and the GATE program. • 479-7400 • www.wrms.srvusd.k12.ca.us

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homeschooling Venture (Alternative) 10540 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Matt Hermann. Enrollment: 270. Venture is a fully accredited school offering alternative learning environments to high school and middle school students and home study alternatives to K-6 students and families. Students come to Venture once a week, receive assignments, and are expected to spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on academic work. • 479-1200 20 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

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private elementary and middle schools Athenian School 2100 Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville 94506. Principal: Eric Niles. Built in: 1965. Class Size: average 15-18. Enrollment: 450 (6-12). Tuition: $24,200. Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mount Diablo. The school offers day classes for grades 6-8 as well as day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. • 837-5375 • www.athenian.org Carden West School 4576 Willow Rd., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Mark Neal. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 85. Tuition: $11,850 grades K-5. The school offers preschool and K-5 programs with a small student-teacher ratio and beforeand after-school care. • 463-6060 • www.cardenwest.org Hacienda School 3800 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Jo Anne Camara. Class Size: 16. Tuition: Grades 1-5 $1,460

per month; grades 6-8 $1,610 per month. Students in grades 1-8 are encouraged to accelerate their learning at their own pace in reading, writing and mathematics. Students complete their assignments with their teachers during the extended day. Campus tours by appointment. Year-round school. • 485-5750 • www.headsup.org Quarry Lane School (Dublin) 6363 Tassajara Rd., Dublin 94568. Class Size: 16. Enrollment: 400 (Jr. K-8). Tuition: Ranges from $12,200$16,900. The K-8 school includes an after-school enrichment program for students that includes chess, art, drama, writing and book clubs. The school also has two smaller campuses in Pleasanton. • 829-8000 • www.quarrylane.org Quarry Lane School (Pleasanton) East Campus; 3750 Boulder St., Pleasanton 94588. Tuition: $12,200 Jr. K-K. This campus offers full day programs for Jr. K-K. Its Pleasanton West campus, 4444-B Black Ave., offers pre-school and Pre-K programs. Its Pleasanton West campus, 4444-D Black Ave., offers pre-school and pre-K programs. • 846-9400 • www.quarrylane.org Rainbow Development and Montessori School 101 Sonora Ave., Danville 94526. Rainbow Development and Montessori School is a nonsectarian Montessori co-ed school that has programs for infants, pre-school and pre-K. • 831-6199 • www.rmsdanville.com San Ramon Valley Christian Academy (SRVCA) 220 W. El Pintado Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Jan Brunkal. SRVCA’s mission is to provide a Christ-centered K-8 education. • 838-9622 • www.srvca.org Seven Hills School 975 North San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek. Principal: William Miller. Built in: 1962. Tuition: Preschool $8,050 -$12,290; pre-K $12,290; K-5 $19,750; 6-8 $21,850. The Seven Hills School is an independent, not-for-profit day school educating preschool through eighth grade. The campus is on nine acres behind Heather Farm Park. • 933-0666 • www.sevenhillsschool.org

St. Isidore School 435 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. Principal: Jean Schroeder. Class Size: 36. Tuition: In parish: $6,100 for one student, $19,830 for four students; out of parish: $6,250 for one student, $20,385 for four students. St. Isidore School is committed to providing a quality, caring, Catholic education to all students. Day care is available from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. when school is in session. • 837-2977 • www.stisidore.org St. Joan of Arc Parish Religious Education 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. St. Joan of Arc Parish offers religious education for children preschooleighth grade for families that are registered in the parish. Classes are offered October-April. Education that is offered is for preschoolers, K-6 grades, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Christian Initiation of Church (CIC). • 830-4710 • www.sjasr.org St. Philip Lutheran School 8850 Davona Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Fred Brauer. Class Size: 20 or less. Enrollment: 160. Tuition: $6,500 for K-8, less for more than one child. Located on church grounds, this preschool-8 school has credentialed teachers, small classes and extended-hours care for K-8 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. • 829-3857 • www.stphiliplutheranschool. com St. Raymond Catholic School 11557 Shannon Ave., Dublin 94568. Principal: Catherine Deenan. Enrollment: 300. Tuition: Starting at $6,160. The K-8 Catholic school includes before- and after-school care. • 828-4064 • www.st-raymond-dublin.org/ school Stratford School (Blackhawk Campus) 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Principal: Willow Marquoit. Stratford School is a private, independent school focused on academic achievement for preschool, elementary and middle school students. The Danville Sycamore Valley location (2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville) opened in fall 2011 and provides full day preschool and pre-K, full

day Junior Kindergarten, as well as extended care. • 648-4900 • www.stratfordschools.com Valley Christian Elementary School 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Grace Hersh. Tuition $8650. Grades K-5th. The aim of VCES is to present the educational process in a manner that meets the academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual child and brings honor and glory to God. • 560-6270 • www.valleychristianschools.org

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community colleges Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Valley Center 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon 94582. Tuition: $36 per unit for in-state residents (beginning fall 2011). This two-year community college is located in the San Ramon Valley with the main campus in Pleasant Hill. This college offers day, evening, weekend and online courses for students and enrichment classes for adults. • 866-1822 • www.srvc.net Las Positas College 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore 94551. Tuition: $36 per unit for in-state residents beginning fall 2011. Part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District with administrative offices at 5020 Franklin Dr., Pleasanton 94588. • 424-1000 • www.laspositascollege.edu Ohlone College 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont 94539. Tuition: $36 per unit for in-state residents beginning fall 2011. There are five different locations including the Fremont campus, Newark Memorial High School, University of Phoenix, Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, and TriCities One-Stop Career Center. • (510) 659-6000 • www.ohlone.edu

Child Care Centers and Preschools Acorn Learning Center 816 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Call 8371145. Other locations at 5075 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon, call 7357900; and 17025 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon, call 560-6488. • www.acornlc.com Alamo Country School 1261 Laverock Lane, Alamo 94507. • 406-4332 • www.alamocountryschool.com Ana’s Day Care 31 Mesa Vista Court, San Ramon 94583. • 867-3768 Autumn Creek Learning Center 14 Osborn Way, Danville 94526. • 743-4187 • www.autumncreek-lc.com Children’s Academy of Danville 2425 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94526. • 736-3336 Community Presbyterian Preschool 222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526. • 837-3316 • http://cpcdanville.org/Schools/ preschool.htm Creative Learning Center 120 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. • 837-4044 • www.clcalamo.com Danville Montessori School 919 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. • 838-7434 • www.danmont.com Dayspring Preschool 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. • 389-2044 • www.dayspringpreschool.org Diablo Hills Country School 1453 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. Call 820-8523. There is another location at 50 Creekside Dr., San Ramon 94583. Call 831-1210. Dorris-Eaton School 1286 Stone Valley Way, Alamo 94507. • 933-5225 Fountainhead Montessori School 939 El Pintado Rd., Danville 94526. Call 820-6250. There is another location at 6665 Amador Plaza Rd., Dublin 94568; call 829-2963. • www.fountainheadmontessori. org Garden Montessori School 495 Verona Ave., Danville 94526. • 837-2969 • http://gardenschool.net Happy Days Preschool 20801 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. • 828-8007

Home Away From Home 2653 Corey Place, San Ramon 94583. • 803-9619 Joyful Noise Preschool Center 19901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583 • 828-5596 • http://joyful-noise.sanramongrace.org Kids Country Kid’s Country facilities are located at 14 elementary school sites in the San Ramon Valley School District • www.kidscountry.org KinderCare Learning Center 909 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 838-8541. There is another location at 730 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Call 552-9825. • www.kindercare.com La Petite Academy 1001 Market Place, San Ramon 94583. • 277-0626 • www.lapetite.com Larson’s Children Center 920 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. • 837-4238 • www.larsonschildrencenter.com Learning Trails Preschool/Daycare 3172 Riviera Way, San Ramon 94583. • 577-0420 Meadowlark Children’s Center 2964 Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. • 837-8792 • www.meadowlarkchildrenscenter.com Methodist Preschool 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. • 837-2788 Monte Vista Nursery School 3131 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. This preschool is part of the high school curriculum. • 820-8055 Montessori School of San Ramon 2400 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. • 855-7434 • www.sanramont.com Noah’s Ark Preschool 1550 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. • 362-8565 Rainbow Montessori School 101 Sonora Ave., Danville 94526. • 831-6199 • www.rmsdanville.com San Ramon Valley Christian Academy 222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526. • 838-9622 • www.srvca.org St. Isidore School 435 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. • 837-2977

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Stepping Stones Learning Center 2691 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. • 820-8820 • www.kidswonder.com Sycamore Valley Day School 1500 Sherburne Hills Rd., Danville 94526. • 736-2181 Tassajara Montessori 4186 Rockcreek Dr., Danville 94506. • 683-1098 • www.tassajaramontessori.com Teddy Bears Children’s Center 210 Porter Dr., #110, San Ramon 94583. • 838-4148 The Child Day Schools 18868 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. • 820-2515 • www.tcdschools.com/campus_ san_ramon.html The Growing Room 4675 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. There are other centers located at Golden View, Live Oak, Neil Armstrong, Tassajara Hills, Twin Creeks and Hidden Hills elementary schools. • 648-9093 • www.thegrowingroom.org Valley Parent Preschool 935 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. • 837-5401 • www.valleyparent.org

Children’s Programs Library Summer Reading Program Contra Costa County Libraries including Danville, San Ramon, and Dougherty Station, offer summer reading programs and events for all ages tailored for babies, children, teens and adults. • Danville Library: 837-4889 • San Ramon Library: 973-2850 • Dougherty Station Library: 973-3380 • www.ccclib.org San Ramon Youth Symphony Intermediate and advanced string, woodwind and brass students are given the opportunity to play in a large ensemble. The symphony is based at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center and performs two concerts each year. • www.sanramonperformingarts. com Tassajara and Tassajara Valley 4-H Clubs The club helps young people discover and develop their potential by setting goals and making plans while working on projects. Tassajara 4-H shows its animals with an auction at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in July. Tassajara Valley 4-H Club shows its animals with an auction at the Alameda County Fair. • www.tassajara4h.org • www.tassajaravalley4h.com 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 23

Valley Children’s Museum P.O. Box 305, San Ramon 94583. Valley Children’s Museum provides opportunities for educational play for children, families and school groups through fun, interactive exhibits and programs. The museum is a traveling exhibit. • email: info@valleychildrensmuseum.org • www.valleychildrensmuseum.org

Classes and Camps Camp Galileo Camp Galileo is a summer camp that melds the arts and sciences for grades K-5 at 14 different Bay Area locations. The camp offers week-long sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June-August, with a part-day option for Kindergartners. • (800) 854-3684 • www.campgalileo.com City of San Ramon Classes and Programs San Ramon Parks and Community Services offers classes, programs and services for tots, youth, teens, adults and seniors. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks College for Kids Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill 94523. College for Kids is hosted by Diablo Valley College

and offers academic enrichment classes during the summer for kids in grades 4-9. • 685-1093 • www.dvc.edu/college4kids Education Unlimited Education Unlimited offers computer and Sally Ride science camps that are offered at Stanford University and UC Berkeley for fourth-graders. • (510) 548-6612 • www.educationunlimited.com Edventure More Students in kindergarten through sixth grade are exposed to an integrated curriculum of science and the arts at several East Bay locations. • (415) 282-6673 • www.edventuremore.com Summer Enrichment Program The San Ramon Valley Unified School District offers courses for children in grades K-8 as an enrichment and recreational experience. • 552-3425 • www.srvusd.net Town of Danville Camps 420 Front St., Danville 94526. Danville Community Center hosts camps, classes and programs for children of all age ranges. Camps include sports, science, language, arts and crafts or dance. Classes

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Dance Bay Area Children’s Theatre 6114 La Salle Ave., Suite 431, Oakland 94611. The company’s mission is to introduce children to live theatre, and create an engaging and educational environment. It performs at the Front Row Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon. • (510) 296-4433 • 973-ARTS • www.bactheatre.org East Bay Dance Company 12901 Alcosta Blvd., Suite D, San Ramon 94583. Dancers learn confidence, skills and the value of being a member of a team. The company performs at the Front Row Theater in San Ramon. • 867-3232 • www.eastbaydanceco.com Next Step Dance Studio 109-A Town and Country Dr., Danville 94526. The Next Step Dance Studio offers dance instruction and performance opportunities for children and teens in the forms of ballet, jazz, tap, pre-dance, lyrical and hip-hop. It performs at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon. • 831-0777 • www.nextstepdance.com Tiffany’s Dance Academy 9110 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Tiffany’s Dance Academy of San Ramon’s goal is to provide an education in dance that will yield a well-rounded, balanced dancer capable of performing multiple styles of dance. The studio offers the following classes: Twinkle Babies, Twinkle Stars, Combo, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip-Hop; and has many studios located around the Bay Area. • 447-5299 • www.tiffanydance.com

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Junior Ranger Program Mt. Diablo State Park hosts the Junior Ranger Program for children ages 7-12, plus one accompanying adult, in the park in the spring and in the fall. The program runs from 1-4 p.m., for five Saturdays over a seven-week period. The program is free, but the park’s entrance fee is required. Early registration is required. • Steve Elliott at 362-8697 • www.mdia.org

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City of San Ramon Sports City of San Ramon provides instructional, fun and non-competitive youth sports programs for a wide range of skill levels and abilities in both team and individual sports. • 973-3200 • 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line) • www.sanramon.ca.gov Crow Canyon Sharks Swim Team The Crow Canyon Sharks Swim Team provides a program dedicated to developing swimmers of all levels and ages year-round. The mailing address is: Crow Canyon Sharks, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 94526. • 735-5700 • www.sharks-swimming.com Cubbies Basketball Town of Danville offers Cubbies Basketball for boys and girls ages 3-5 (with a parent) during the fall season. • 314-3400 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • www.danville.ca.gov Cubbies T-Ball and Flag Football Cubbies offers T-Ball and flag football activities for boys and girls ages 3-5 (with a parent) during the spring and summer seasons. The six-week program prepares children for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children are each provided with a T-shirt and award. • 314-3400 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • www.danville.ca.gov Danville Hoots Baseball Club P.O. Box 930, Danville 94526. Hoots offers baseball year-round for boys ages 18 and under through try-outs and by invitation. The club plays on the San Ramon Valley High School varsity baseball field in Danville. • 820-0481 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • www.hootsbaseball.com Danville Little League P.O. Box 1174, Danville 94526. Danville Little League offers 14 baseball divisions for boys. Since Danville has grown dramatically there are three other Little Leagues: San Ramon Valley Little League, Tassajara Valley National Little League and Tassajara Valley American Little League. • 277-5340 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • www.danvillelittleleague.net Danville Youth Basketball League Town of Danville hosts the Danville Youth Basketball leagues for grades 1-2 from September-November and grades 3-12 from December-March.

Registration takes place for all leagues in August and September. • 314-3400 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • www.danville.ca.gov Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse 11 Rima Court, Danville 94526. The league is open for boys K-8th grade and girls 4th-8th grade. This association is the largest program in California based upon US Lacrosse membership. • 648-7845 • 314-3484 (Rain Info Line) • www.scorpionlacrosse.com • email: info@scorpionlacrosse.com Flag Football League City of San Ramon offers flag football leagues for children ages 6-14 from MarchJune. There are two practice days and six games. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov Girls Volleyball League City of San Ramon hosts this volleyball league for girls in grades 6-8 and 9-11. It provides a recreational, non-competitive team atmosphere. Emphasis is on skill development through actually playing the game of volleyball. • 973-3200 • 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line) • www.sanramon.ca.gov

Mustang Soccer League 4680 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. The Mustang Soccer League provides positive and safe soccer opportunities for children ages 5-18 and is divided into different divisions depending on the skill level and/or competitive/recreational. Mustang Soccer also offers summer camps, skill clinics and other opportunities for team and individual training. • 648-4121 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • www.mustangsoccer.com • email: moffice@mustangsoccer. com San Ramon Pony Baseball P.O. Box 498, San Ramon 94583. This organization consists of travel baseball team ages 9-14 that interlock with other East Bay Pony organizations. The different divisions include the Mustangs for ages 9-10; the Broncos for ages 11-12; and the Pony division for ages 13-14. • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line) • http://sanramonbaseball.clubspaces.com/default_css.aspx San Ramon Soccer Club P.O. Box 491, San Ramon 94583. The regular league season runs September-

November. The teams consist of Division 1 Select “A” and “B” (Competitive); Division 3 Upper House (Competitive); Division 4 Recreational and Under 5 and Under 6 Coed Programs. • 973-0535 • 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line) • email: srsofficemgr@gmail.com • www.sanramonsoccer.org San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League P.O. Box 637, Danville 94526. San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League provides a quality recreational and developmental softball program for girls ages 5-18. The goal of the league is to develop physical and mental fitness, develop an attitude of wholesome sportsmanship and respect for fellow teammates, and to learn the basic skills and fundamentals of softball through clinics and training programs. • 838-2694 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line) • www.srvgal.org • email: info@srvgal.org San Ramon Valley Little League P.O. Box 604, San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Valley Little League is open to boys and girls ages 5-18.

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There are different divisions based on age and level of play. • 828-9264 • 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) • 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line) • www.srvll.org • email: president@srvll.org San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatics The team swims at the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park located at 9900 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon. • http://www.teamunify.com/ Home.jsp?team=srvla San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds (T-Birds) P.O. Box 490, San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Valley T-Birds offers football and cheerleading programs for children. Participants learn football and spirit skills, practice good sportsmanship, and build character and self-esteem • www.srvthunderbirds.com • email: information@srvtbirds.com Tassajara Valley Little League P.O. Box 3216, Danville 94526. Tassajara Valley Little League offers two different leagues, Tassajara National and Tassajara American. The leagues offers baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 6-16. • http://tvllbaseball.org • email: info@tvllbaseball.org

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danville children’s musical theater This theater group has regular performances at the Village Theatre in Danville. • 355-8605 • tickets: 314-3463 • www.danvillechildrensmusicaltheater.com • email: vtboxoffi ce@danville. ca.gov KaoS The Town of Danville offers KAOS (Kids Acting On Stage) drama camp each summer. It of-

fers Theatre Performance Workshop, an afternoon program that also ends with performances. Both are for ages 7-14. • 314-3400 • www.ci.danville.ca.us Show biz Kids Town of Danville offers Show Biz Kids, a theater training program for kids. • Debbie Bromley at 831-0334 • www.showbizsite.info

youth and SeRVIce GRouPS boy Scouts of america Mount Diablo-Silverado Council, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 94523. Open to boys first grade through age 18. A co-ed program is available to boys and girls ages 14-20. The local Council Office supports the Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk, Diablo and San Ramon areas. • 674-6100 • www.bsa-mdsc.org Girl Scouts of the uSa 7700 Edgewater Dr., Suite 340, Oakland 94621. Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17. The Las Trampas association serves Alamo, Danville, Diablo, Blackhawk and San Ramon areas. • (888) 287-4170, ext. 235 • www.girlscoutsbayarea.org

art associations Alamo-Danville Artists’ Society (ADAS) P.O. Box 1034, Danville 94526. ADAS was founded in 1977 and is a non-profit organization providing monetary contribution in support of art programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Membership includes artists and patrons who appreciate the visual arts and currently consists of over 225 professional and non-professional artists of all levels. This group meets at 7:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of every month (except in July and August), at the Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. • 683-1066 • www.adas4art.org Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art P.O. Box 458, Alamo 94507. The mission of the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art is to nurture artistic spirit and provide the art education required for producing the highest level of every student’s artistic potential. The academy sponsors the joy of aesthetic exploration and achievement by employing the highest degree of art academia taught by inspiring and skilled art instructors. It meets at noon, on the second Friday of every month at Richard’s Crafts, Upstairs Meeting Room, 225 Alamo Plaza. • 837-5654 • www.contracostaafa.org • email: batchel175@aol.com San Ramon Arts Foundation P.O. Box 403, San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Arts Foundation was established in 2000 to encourage, support, and promote the arts in San Ramon and the San Ramon Valley. The Foundation grants financial assistance to cultural arts, organizes special fundraising events, acquires funding through grants, individuals, business sponsors, leads expansion of cultural arts in the San Ramon Valley, and supports development of new cultural arts programs. • phone: 389-7529 • www.sanramonarts.org

bookstores & literary activities Bay Books 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #3, San Ramon 94583. The San Ramon Bay Books store has 4,000 square feet of new, used and rare books and a friendly and experienced staff that help you find

the perfect book. The San Ramon store hosts two different book clubs; more information can be found in the Community chapter under Special Interests. • phone: 855-1524 • www.baybooks.us Christian Science Reading Room 650 Danville Blvd., Danville 94526. The Christian Science Reading Room is both a bookstore and pray/read/study place for people of all faiths (or no faith). There is always a librarian on duty to answer any questions, help you in your studies or guide you through the computer resources. The sales area has many books, magazines, children’s books, CDs and tapes for purchase. • 837-6639 • www.danvillespirituality.com/ readingroom.php • email: danvillerr@sbcglobal.net Danville Library Bookstore 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Library Bookstore is run by the Friends of the Danville Library and offers something for everyone including fiction, nonfiction, children’s books or coffee table books. The bookstore also hosts large book sales during the year when thousands of books are available for purchase. • 837-4455 Danville Public Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Public Library has a strong collection of over 78,000 children’s, teens and adult materials, six catalog computers, 33 public Internet workstations, including a public ADA computer workstation. The library also new Early Literacy Computers pre-loaded with fun and interactive activities for children ages 2-8. There is a variety of free programs for children, teens and adults. Children’s storytimes include: Mother Goose Time, Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime and different programs for children sponsored by the Danville Library Foundation. SAT Strategy sessions are available for teens as well as a chance to serve on the Danville Library Teen Advisory Board. Programs for adults include monthly book clubs and programs hosted by the Friends of the Danville Library. • 837-4889 • www.ccclib.org

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Dougherty Station Library 17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94582. The Dougherty Station Library is a joint-use 11,600-square foot library serving the needs of San Ramon’s growing population and the new Diablo Valley College campus. The library includes seating areas for young people and families, a community room for library programs, study rooms, computer lab, free wireless Internet access and 44 computers for public use. • 973-3380 • http://ccclib.org/locations/ dougherty.html • email: ask@ccclib.org First Wednesday Program Friends of the Danville Library sponsors “First Wednesday” programs on the first Wednesday of the month, October-May (with the exception of January), at the Danville Library, 400 Front St. Subjects include art lectures and slide shows, music programs and book and author programs. The series is open to the public at no charge as a service to the community. • 938-READ (938-7323) Friends of the Danville Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. Friends of the Danville Library

help sponsor numerous programs at the Danville Library with their fundraising efforts through their giant book sales. This organization also sponsors the First Wednesday at the Library events. • 837-4455 Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Rakestraw Books is a small, independent bookshop located in downtown Danville. The shop offers a strong collection of children’s books, contemporary fiction and others. It hosts authors and the Signed First Editions Club. • 837-7337 • www.rakestrawbooks.com • email: rakestraw_books@yahoo. com read.booksellers 3630 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. read.booksellers opened its doors in November 2009 and is inspired by the classic independent bookstore model. It offers excellent book and gift choices, hosts book clubs and authors and has a children’s section that is a comfortable and fun place. • 736-9090 • www.readbooksellers.com 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 27

San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. The San Ramon Library includes a large children’s area with a separate story room, teen area, public access computers and free wireless Internet access. Collections include materials in a variety of formats that support the educational and entertainment needs of the community. Programs for children, teens, and adults are provided with the support of San Ramon Library Foundation. San Ramon is particularly proud of the jazz collection and annual jazz concerts. • 973-2850 • http://ccclib.org/locations/sanramon.html • email: ask@ccclib.org San Ramon Library Foundation Book Club San Ramon Library Meeting room, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. The book club meets at 7 p.m. on first Tuesdays. New participants and book lovers are always welcome. One does not need to be a member of the Friends of the Library or a resident of San Ramon in order to join. Membership is free. Contact Sandy Murchison: sandy@rayrad. com. See the website for the list of books being read. • 973-2850 • http://sanramonlibraryfriends. org • email: infor@sanramonlibraryfriends.org Signed First Editions Club 522 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Rakestraw Books hosts this club for book collectors each month, giving registered members a signed first edition book for the listing price. After 12 months in the program, members will receive a free 13th signed first edition. • 837-7337 • www.rakestrawbooks.com • email: rakestraw_books@yahoo. com

concert series Alamo Summer Concert Series Livorna Park, Livorna Rd. and Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Alamo hosts the Summer Concert Series from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays, from June-August, at Livorna Park, Alamo. Different sounds of music are played live free for residents. • www.alamore.org Blackhawk Plaza Summer Concert Series 4040 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. The 28 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

Blackhawk Plaza Summer Concert Series hosts numerous bands during the months of July and August, at the Blackhawk Plaza. The series provides families and friends of all ages an evening of great music, plus an exciting shopping and dining experience. • 736-2751 • www.shopblackhawkplaza.com Music in the Park Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Town of Danville hosts its annual Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m., the first and third Saturdays, JulyAugust, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville. Music ranges from tributes to famous bands, Motown, Blues, R&B and Cajun. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov San Ramon Summer Concert Series 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Bring the family for a perfect summer evening by enjoying great music at 5:30 p.m., Sundays, at San Ramon Central Park. Bring a picnic, blanket and/ or lawn chairs; wine, beer, soda and ice cream are available for purchase. These concerts are free. • 973-3200 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us

dance Dance Classes Town of Danville offers numerous dance classes from ballroom dancing to bellydancing to a cardio salsa workout. Information on the times, dates and costs can be found by visiting the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. • 973-3200 • www.danville.ca.gov Diablo Ballet P.O. Box 4700, Walnut Creek 94596. Diablo Ballet’s motto is “Committed to Tradition, Daring to be Different” which is seen through its bold, original choreography, superb classic and brilliant works. Diablo Ballet is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of ballet for current and future generations through different programs within the community including: Dance-inthe-Schools, Theatre Encounter and Adopt-a-Class. The ballet performs at the Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. • 943-1775 • www.diabloballet.org • email: diablo@diabloballet.org Two Left Feet Dance Center 194 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Two Left Feet Dance Center of-

fers private and drop-in lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Lessons are also offered for wedding couples. Cost is $63 for one private lesson for 55 minutes and registration is required. Drop-in lessons are $12 and registration is not required. • 831-8111 • www.twoleftfeet.com • email: randykrul@astound.net Valley Dance Theatre 2247 Suite B, Second St., Livermore. Valley Dance Theatre is a nonprofit ballet company formed in 1980 by Betsy Hausburg and Penny Tomasello to provide performance opportunities for talented local dancers and bring affordable, quality ballet performances to the Valley. Every year the company presents two professionally staged productions — a full-length performance of “The Nutcracker” during the holidays and a mid-year showcase of local talent and choreography. Valley Dance Theatre runs an affiliated school designed to offer classical dance training. • 243-0925 • www.valleydancetheatre.com

event facilities for rent Alamo Women’s Clubhouse 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. The Alamo Women’s Clubhouse holds 150 people for sit-down events; 200 for assembly. It has a full kitchen with a chef stove. The rental fee depends on the event and day of the week; included in the rental fee are 72-inch round tables, 6-foot tables and chairs. • 820-1943 Alcosta Senior and Community Center 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The senior center has 15,000 square feet of space and offers the Vista Grande Room (A & B) that seats 115 for dining, 180 for a reception/theater, 40 for a conference; if the rooms are divided into A or B it offers 50 for dining, 75 for reception/theater and 20 for conference seating. The facility also has a kitchen and patio. • 973-3200 Bedford Gallery 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek 94596. The Bedford Gallery is a 3,500 square foot contemporary art space available for rent for your upcoming reception, business meeting, cocktail party or corporate event. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated and tables,

chairs, technical equipment and security are available. For more information about the gallery, look under Museums & Collections section in this chapter. • 295-1417 • www.bedfordgallery.org Blackhawk Museum 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. The Blackhawk Museum offers ample space for different events including wedding celebrations, private parties or corporate events. Besides the amazing collection of automobiles, the museum has a unique ambiance. For more information, look under Museums & Collections section in this chapter. • 934-0598 Danville Community Center 420 Front St., Danville 94526. This modern building, next to the library and the Town Green, can accommodate up to 250 people in assembly-style seating or up to 180 people for banquet-style dining. There are smaller rooms available to rent. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Danville Public Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Public Library’s Mt. Diablo Room is available to rent for small special events, corporate meetings, classes or indoor activities. The room can accommodate 25 for dining and 40 for assembly-style seating. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Dougherty Station Community Center 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The community center offers the Ridgeview Room that is 4,780 square feet and seats 175 for dining or 300 for reception or theater; the West Meeting Room is 496 square feet and seats 30 for a conference/classroom; and the facility also offers a kitchen. The Front Row Theater is also housed here. • 973-3350 Dougherty Station Library 17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The library is a joint-use facility serving the public as well as the San Ramon Valley Campus of Diablo Valley College. It offers its Community Room for meeting or classroom seating with a patio. Dublin Ranch Golf Course 5900 Signal Hill Dr., Dublin 94568. Dublin Ranch Golf Course offers a beautiful facility for special events,

golf tournaments, wedding celebrations or corporate events. There are many outdoor picture settings as well as a wedding ceremony site. More information about the golf course can be found in the Outdoors and Recreation chapter under Public Golf Courses. • phone: 556-7040 • fax: 556-7045 • www.dublinranchgolf.com • email: bgallarda@dublinranchgolf.com Group Picnic areas Town of Danville offers many group picnic areas that are available for rental including Hap Magee Ranch Park, Diablo Vista Park, Oak Hill Park, Osage Station Park and Sycamore Valley Park. Sites have barbecues, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, children’s play areas and walking paths. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov little hills Picnic Ranch 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Little Hills Picnic Ranch is a picnic park that is available for groups by reservation only. The park offers seven group picnic sites or reservation of the entire park and a swimming pool, covered picnic areas, playfields and barbecue areas. Activities include facepainting, dancing, swimming, hayrides, trout pond fishing, volleyball and softball. Call The Picnic People to make a picnic reservation. • 462-1400 • www.picnicpeople.com oak hill Park community center 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. This building overlooks the north end of the Oak Hill Park lake and offers a spectacular view of Mount Diablo. This site has a ballroom that can accommodate up to 160 assembly style and 140 for dining; and three classrooms. There is a tree-shaded patio that provides additional sit-down dining. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Patrick david’s event center 2460 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Patrick David’s Event Center offers different catering packages for corporate and social events, weddings and galas in four different rooms with six different menu styles. • 855-4688 • www.patrickdavids.com

San Ramon community center 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. There are two conference rooms, a dance studio and art room, the Alcosta Room that can host smaller parties up to 50 people, the Terrace Room that has a small kitchenette and can accommodate up to 80 people for a dinner or reception or 150 people for a business presentation, the Fountain Room that has a catering kitchen, stage (with screen for projection), 360 square foot dance floor and great park, fountain and rose garden views and offers reception seating for 250 or 375 seated theater style. • 973-3200 San Ramon library 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon 94583. The library has 18,238 square feet and is located across the street from the Marketplace Shopping Center and the San Ramon Community Center and Central Park. • 973-3200 San Ramon Senior center 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The senior center has 15,000 square feet of space and offers the Vista Grande Room (A & B) that seats 115 for dining, 180 for a reception/theater, 40 for a conference; if the rooms are divided into A or B it offers 50 for dining, 75 for reception/theater and 20 for conference seating. The facility also has a kitchen and patio. • 973-3200 San Ramon Valley conference center 3301 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Valley Conference Center provides 40 conference rooms, 119 guestrooms, and dining and outdoor space to accommodate a variety of events. There is an on-site Fitness Center equipped with weight and aerobic machines, an outdoor sports court and a recreational lounge that offers a pool table and ping-pong. • phone: 866-7612 • fax: 866-7687 • www.sanramonvalleyconferencecenter.com • email: info@sanramonvalleyconferencecenter.com Veteran’s memorial building 400 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. The Veteran’s Memorial Building is undergoing extensive renovations. When it reopens in late 2011 it will offer accommodations

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for rent including a large assembly hall with kitchen. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Village Theatre and Art Gallery 233 Front St., Danville 94526. The Village Theatre offers rental space of its facilities to nonprofit, private or commercial groups. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center 9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon 94583. Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center is located at San Ramon Golf Club and has meeting and banquet facilities and an outdoor wedding area. The center offers event packages that are designed for value, service and convenience. • phone: 828-6258 • www.wedgewoodbanquet.com • email: sanramonsales@wedgewoodbanquet.com Wesley Center 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. The Wesley Center is behind the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. The facility has a state-of-the-art kitchen, meeting and recreation areas that accommodate over

500 guests for private and community events. A game room, small kitchen, computer room, shower facilities, nicely appointed restrooms and an open-air courtyard are some of the features at Wesley Center. • 837-5243 • http://wesleycenter.info

lectures World Affairs Council East Bay Chapter 312 Sutter, San Francisco 94118. The World Affairs Council East Bay Chapter holds its meetings in Contra Costa County, usually at PMI near the Pleasant Hill BART station. It features monthly programs on international issues that generally start at 6 p.m. • (415) 293-4600 • www.itsyourworld.org

live music & dancing Meenars 349 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Meenars offers live music and dancing for everyone in its small venue. It is home to live music almost every night of the week. It has a small stage and an outdoor patio. Cover is $5. Its busiest nights are Friday and Saturday. • 838-1186

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movies Movie Theaters Century 14 Downtown Walnut Creek, 1201 Locust St., Walnut Creek. Call 937-7031 for movie times. Cine Arts, 2314 Monument Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Call 687-1168 for movie times. Century Blackhawk Plaza, 4175 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. Call 736-0368 for movie times. Regal Crow Canyon, 2525 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Call 820-4836 for movie times. Regal Hacienda Crossing Stadium 20 & IMAX, 5000 Dublin Blvd., Dublin. Call 560-0901 for movie times. Movie times are also listed at www.danvilleexpress.com

museums & collections Alameda County Central Railroad Society 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton 94566. The Alameda County Central Railroad Society has a permanent railroad exhibit at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The 30 foot by 100 foot room is shared by an O scale layout and HO scale layout, each using roughly half of the space split along the length of the room. The layout is open all year to the general public every Friday evening from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Memberships are available. • www.pleasantonmodelrr.org • email: steelnomad2002@yahoo. com Bedford Gallery Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. The Bedford Gallery is the largest communitybased visual arts facility in the area and is dedicated to providing numerous opportunities for the public to learn about visual arts. The gallery exhibits work of historic, modern and contemporary artists. Lectures, workshops,

panel discussions and other kinds of public programs are offered. • 295-1417 • www.bedfordgallery.org Blackhawk Museum 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. The Blackhawk Museum features a display of 90 cars, an Automotive Research Library and bookstore. • phone: 736-2277 • www.blackhawkmuseum.org • email: museum@blackhawkmuseum.org Camp Parks History Center Camp Parks Blvd., Building 620, 6th St. and Fernandez Ave., Dublin 94568. Group tours are offered by appointment. Photo ID is needed for each visitor to enter the base. • www.militarymuseum.org/CpParks.html David Glass House Museum 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon 94583. The Glass House, San Ramon’s historic house museum built in 1877 which depicts life during the Victorian Era, is open on the second Saturday of every month. • 973-3284 • www.srhf.org Dublin Heritage Park and Museum 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin 94568. The Dublin Heritage Park and Museum is home to the 1856 Murray Schoolhouse, the 1859 St. Raymond’s Church, the 1910 Kolb House and Dublin Pioneer Cemetery. • 452-2100 Eugene O’Neill Commemorative The O’Neill Commemorative in Front Street Park, across the street from Danville Library, celebrates O’Neill’s life in Danville and his plays, the last six of which were written at Tao House, that earned him recognition as the playwright who reshaped American theater. Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House P.O. Box 280, Danville 94526. The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House was established for the purpose of acquiring the house and developing the site into a center for performing arts and study. The mission of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House is to celebrate and promote the vision and legacy of Eugene O’Neill. • Foundation information: 820-1818 • Tao House information: 838-0249 • www.eugeneoneill.org

• www.nps.gov/euon • email: taohouse@eugeneoneill. org Forest Home Farms Historic Park 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The valley’s agricultural history is featured at this 16-acre historical park where there are barns, ranch equipment and old tractors. The farm is home to 21 structures including the Boone House built in 1900 and the David Glass House built in 1877. The Boone House serves as a retreat and meeting center. • 973-3284 • www.srhf.org Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This gallery is located inside the San Ramon Community Center and offers a different gallery exhibit each month. • 973-3200 • www.ci.sanramon.ca.us Lindsay Wildlife Museum 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek 94597. Visitors can listen to the cry of a red tailed hawk, go eye-to-eye with a gray fox and watch a bald eagle eat lunch. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 2-17 years old, and children 2 and under are free; group rates are available. • 935-1978 • www.wildlife-museum.org Museum of the San Ramon Valley 205 Railroad Ave., Danville 94526. The Museum is housed in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific Depot in Danville on Railroad Avenue at Prospect and is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the area’s rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect the human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley’s landscape, environment and early settlers. The museum also has a gift shop with unique items and historic photos. Museum docents offer walking tours through old downtown Danville and the historic Alamo Cemetery. Dedicated: 1985. • 837-3750 • www.museumsrv.org • email: info@museumsrv.org Museum on Main 603 Main St., Pleasanton 94566. The museum is a local, regional history museum with rotating exhibits of historical artifacts from various time periods

as well as permanent displays. It also has a gift shop that offers history books, miniatures, postcards and more. • phone: 462-2766 • www.museumonmain.org • email: valleymuseum@sbcglobal.net Niles Canyon Railway Sunol Depot, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, 37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont. The Niles Canyon Railroad offers a ride through the beautiful Niles Canyon between Sunol and Fremont. The train operates Sunday mornings and afternoons. • 862-9063 • www.ncry.org Tassajara School House 1650 Finley Rd., Danville 94506. The school is owned and maintained by the SRV Fire Protection District, has picnic tables and hosts the Museum of the San Ramon Valley’s third grade one-room school program each spring. School marms and masters provide a day in 1889 at the school. Students use slates, learn to cipher and recite from the McGuffey Reader. Dedicated: 1889. • 837-3750 • www.museumsrv.org Walnut Creek Model Railroad 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek 94596. The Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society is home to 4,300 feet of railroad track and up to 10 feet high of mountainous layouts. The track features numerous styles like modern diesel and electric traction lines. The exhibit is open from 8-10 p.m., on the last Friday of every month. Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old; special rates are available for Scouts in uniform. • 937-1888 • www.wcmrs.org

music Blackhawk Chorus The Blackhawk Chorus performs two concert series every year, one in the spring and one during the holiday season. Tickets may be purchased by phone, online or at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. • 943-7469 • www.blackhawkchorus.com California Symphony 877 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 200, Walnut Creek 94596. California Symphony brings world-class music, renowned artists, innova-

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tive programming and awardwinning composers to the area. The symphony also is committed to providing music education programs for children and adults. The home of the symphony is the Lesher Center for the Arts located at 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. • 943-SHOW (943-7469) for tickets • 280-2490 for California Symphony office • www.californiasymphony.org • email: info@californiasymphony. org Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra P.O. Box 3087, Walnut Creek 94598. The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to bring quality chamber music to the Contra Costa Community. Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., at Los Medanos College Recital Hall, 2700 E. Leland Rd., Pittsburg. Sunday performances are held at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. • 439-2181 for Los Medanos College Recital Hall • 943-7469 for Lesher Center for the Arts • www.cccorch.org • email: moreinfo@contracostachamberorchestra.org Contra Costa Wind Symphony P.O. Box 2331, Walnut Creek 94595. The Contra Costa Wind Symphony is a first-class, 21st century symphonic band that seeks to provide an uplifting, aesthetic musical experience to both its volunteers and audience. It holds regular concerts throughout the year at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. • www.ccwindsymphony.org Danville Community Band P.O. Box 2276, Danville 94526. The Danville Community Band, under the baton of Robert Calonico, have proved to be one of the premier musical groups in the Tri-Valley area. The Band’s 85-plus members are volunteers from Danville, Alamo and surrounding communities. It performs concerts between September and July and meets from 7-9 p.m., every Monday, September-June, at Community Presbyterian Church, Danville. • 372-8420 • www.danvilleband.org • email: march@danvilleband.org Danville Girls Chorus P.O. Box 665, Danville 94526. The Danville Girls Chorus offers a complete 32 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

program of choral music education through a variety of learning experiences and performance opportunities. Singers are taught the basics of vocal production and learn the fundamentals of musicianship and note-reading. Participation in this program develops a sense of responsibility, confidence and self-esteem in the singers. • 837-2624 • www.danvillegirlschorus.org • email: admin@danvillegirlschorus.org Diablo Symphony P.O. Box 2222, Walnut Creek 94595. Diablo Symphony is the oldest aggregation of volunteer musicians in Contra Costa County and also a valuable asset in the cultural life of the region. Concerts are performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Tickets can be obtained by calling 943-1469 or visiting www.dlrca.org. • 676-5888 • www.diablosymphony.org • email: info@diablosymphony. org Pro Art Symphony Orchestra The Pro Art Symphony Orchestra was formed to enrich the San Francisco East Bay Community by producing professional quality performances of classical music. The orchestra offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. The mailing address is P.O. Box 4241, Walnut Creek 94596. Concerts are performed at different venues. • www.proartesymphony.com

opera Danville Lyric Opera Danville Lyric Opera presents simple productions using Bay Area professional talent. It is attracting a devoted set of helpers, and is accumulating resources that make each production better than the last. • 964-9994 Diablo Theatre Company (formerly Diablo Light Opera Company) P.O. Box 5034, Walnut Creek 94596. Diablo Theatre Company performs out of the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. • 944-1565 • www.dloc.org • email: dloc@dloc.org Festival Opera Association 675 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite B215, Walnut Creek 94596. Festival Opera’s mission is to educate, enlighten and entertain; to preserve and

advance the operatic art form, to make opera accessible to a diverse population, and to assist young artists, directors, designers and technicians in their pursuit of careers in the operatic field. Its shows are held at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. To order tickets, call or visit the box office. • tickets: 943-SHOW (943-7469) • phone: 944-9610 • www.festivalopera.com • email: info@festivalopera.com Livermore Valley Opera 3317 East Ave., Livermore 94550. Livermore Valley Opera combines the talents and expertise of professional music, stage and chorus directors, principal singers, musicians and designers. The Opera promotes local talent and attracts outstanding Bay Area singers, directors and conductors. Performances are at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Purchase tickets by phone or by mail. • 960-9210 • www.livermorevalleyopera.com

theater Black Box Theater Black Box Theater, produced by Role Players Ensemble, provides intimate, provocative and sometimes edgy performances at the Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St. Tickets are available at the Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville. • 314-3400 • www.danvilletheatre.com Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center 10550 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. The Performing Arts Center at Dougherty Valley High School includes a 600 seat theater with full stage, lobby, restrooms, City office, dressing rooms and a 3,500 square foot rehearsal room. The rehearsal room is designed to accommodate both city and school district rehearsals as it duplicates the size of the main stage, leaving the theater for actual performances. • 973-ARTS (973-2787) • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/Parks/ theater Front Row Theater 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94582. The Front Row Theater is a state-of-the-art 90-seat community performing space. Registration to use the theater is required; visit the Dougherty Community

Center between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. • 973-3350 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/ theater/frontrow • www.sanramon.ca.gov/tickets Role Players Ensemble Theatre 233 Front St., Danville 94526. This theater group was founded in 1983 by a group of Danville residents who wished to establish quality community theater in the San Ramon Valley. The Role Players produce a few stage productions a year and provide provocative, high quality productions that both entertain and educate. • 820-1278 • www.danvilletheatre.com • email: mail@danvilletheatre.com Shakespeare P.O. Box 460937, San Francisco. The California Shakespeare Theater presents four plays during its season from May to October at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Also the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival offers its Free Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare with some humorous modern twists, at Amador Park at the corner of Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue in Pleasanton over three weekends from July-August. Also Woman’s Will, the Bay Area’s all-female Shakespeare company, performs each summer, including at the Danville Green on Front Street and Pleasanton Centennial Park on Sunol Boulevard. • (415) 865-4433 • www.sfshakes.org Tri-Valley Young Performers Academy 1436 Waterstone Place, San Ramon 94583. The Tri-Valley Performers Academy holds summer theater camps and offers voice and acting training during the school year. At the end of each workshop, students put on a performance or recital. • 551-8238 • www.trivalleyypa.org • email: info@trivalleyypa.org Village Theatre 223 Front Street, Danville 94526. The Village Theatre hosts many performances for the Role Players Ensemble Theatre and others as well as events throughout the year. The art gallery is home to local artists of fine arts which is displayed in the lobby. • tickets: 314-3400 • www.villagetheatreshows.com • email: vtboxoffice@ci.danville. ca.us

basketball 5 on 5 Basketball Town of Danville hosts a 5 on 5 Basketball league for players 18 years and older. The program runs for 10 weeks, plus playoffs. Games are played at the Diablo Vista Community Gymnasium, 4100 Camino Tassajara, Danville. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: imurdock@danville.ca.gov Adult Open Gym Basketball Los Cerros Community Gym, 968 Blemer Road, Danville 94526. Town of Danville holds drop-in basketball year-round at the Los Cerros Middle School, for ages 18 and over. Dropin times are 6:45-9:15 a.m., Saturdays. Bring your own ball. • 314-3455 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: imurdock@danville.ca.gov Open Gym in San Ramon Adult Basketball is offered from 7-10 p.m. on Monday evenings for drop-in play for any adult over 18 years old, at the Iron Horse Gym. Entry fee is $4, pay at the door. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/ programs/sports.htm San Ramon Basketball City of San Ramon offers this 5-on-5 league for men over 18 years old; includes winter, summer (Wednesday nights) and fall seasons to include 10 regular season games, plus playoffs. The spring and summer (Sunday nights) seasons will consist of 6 regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at Pine Valley (3000 Pine Valley Rd.) and Iron Horse Community (12601 Alcosta Blvd.) gyms. Cost varies. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov

biking Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay See listing in this section under Trails Councils. Compass Point Park 545 Balmoral Court, San Ramon, CA. 1.4 acres with a tree house play structure, climbing rock, bucket and belt swings, picnic area, barbecue, trail access, and water fountains. San Ramon BMX Park Memorial Park, Bollinger Canyon Rd. and San Ramon Blvd., San Ramon. The race track is about 1,000 feet long with doubles, triples and tabletops and

rhythm section. The track is open to the public for recreational riding. There is another NBL (National Bicycle League) sanctioned track in Livermore. • www.nbl.org • email: shane@livermorebmx.com

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bocce Bocce Ball Town of Danville hosts Adult Bocce Ball Leagues during the evening on weekdays at Sycamore Valley Park, Bocce Courts. The league is offered during the spring, summer and fall. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: imurdock@danville.ca.gov Senior Bocce Ball League Town of Danville offers a Senior Bocce Ball League for players 55 years and older. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: jovermoe@danville.ca.gov

bowling Danville Bowl 200 Boone Ct., Danville 94526. Danville Bowl has 24 championship lanes that are equipped with bumpers. The bowling alley offers private or group lessons and party facilities for any event. The Pro Shop carries all major brands and has inhouse experts; the shop is open from noon-8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and noon-6 p.m., Saturday. Events like Midnight Madness, after School and weeknight specials are offered. • 837-7272 • www.danvillebowl.com • email: information@danvillebowl.com

fitness classes Adult Health and Fitness Classes Town of Danville offers numerous opportunities for adults looking to tone and gain awareness of their bodies. The times, dates and fees can be found by phone, online, or by visiting the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. • Sheena Wellman at 314-3455 • www.danville.ca.gov

football Men’s Flag Football City of San Ramon hosts this flag football league which consists of six regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sundays; 6:30

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Kids keep cool at Central Park’s water fountain. A staple of the park for years, the “giant mushroom” is a fun alternative to the local pool.

p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov

gardens Crow Canyon Gardens 105 Park Place, San Ramon 94583. First planted in 1978 as a source of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables for Mudd’s Restaurant, today the 7-acre garden is run by the city of San Ramon. • 973-3282 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks Osage Park Rose Garden 816 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Osage Station Park has a beautiful memorial rose garden that it is most known for. More information about this garden and park can be found in this chapter under Parks. • 314-3400 Ruth Bancroft Garden 1552 Bancroft Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. Part of the 400-acre Bancroft Farm bought in the 1880s, today the garden houses important collections of aloes, agaves, yuccas and echeverias, as well as many other plants. Docent-lead tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturdays

(January-March); 10 a.m., FridaysSaturdays (April-October); and 10 a.m., Saturdays (November-March). Self-guided tours are available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays. Information about the garden club is available in the Community chapter under Special Interests. • 210-9663 • www.ruthbancroftgarden.org The Gardens at Heather Farm 1540 Marchbanks Dr., Walnut Creek 94598. Established in 1968, the gardens are a living museum with a broad range of plants situated in more than 20 demonstration gardens and learning sites. The gardens on-site include the Cowden Rose Garden, Diablo Ascent Garden and the Waterfall Garden. The gardens are open daily during daylight hours. • 947-1678 • www.gardenshf.org

golf courses (private) Blackhawk Country Club 599 Blackhawk Club Dr., Danville 94506. This private country club offers two 18-hole golf courses, 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 33

including the Lakeside Course and The Falls Course, driving ranges and clubhouses. Blackhawk Country Club hosts the LPGA CVS Drugs Challenge in October. • 736-6500 • www.blackhawkcc.org Crow Canyon Country Club 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 94526. This private country club offers an 18-hole golf course with over 6,052 yards. The club also offers tennis, swimming, a complete fitness club and dining areas. • 735-5700 • www.crow-canyon.com • email: contactus@crow-canyon. com Diablo Country Club 1700 Clubhouse Rd., Diablo 94528. This private country club offers an 18-hole golf course with over 6,640 yards with a par of 71. The club also offers dining areas, tennis and swimming. • 837-4221 • www.diablocc.com Round Hill Country Club 3169 Roundhill Rd., Alamo 94507. Round Hill Country Club has an 18-hole golf course, competitive tennis and swim teams, a clubhouse, extraordinary banquet facilities and a golf shop. • 934-8211 • www.rhcountryclub.com • email: rhcc@roundhillcc.org

golf courses (public) Canyon Lakes Country Club 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon 94582. This 18-hole golf course has over 6,431 yards of ground with a par of 71. The club also offers a clubhouse, pro shop and special golf programs for all ages. • 735-6511 • www.canyonlakesgolfclub.com Dublin Ranch Golf Course 5900 Signal Hill Dr., Dublin 94568. The 18-hole course has a par of 63 and is among rolling hills and valleys with panoramic views. • 556-7040 • www.dublinranchgolf.com • email: info@dublinranchgolf.com San Ramon Golf Club 9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon 94583. A 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The club offers a variety of event and wedding packages. • 828-6100 • www.sanramongolfclub.net The Bridges Golf Club at Gale Ranch 9000 S. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94582. The 18-hole course 34 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

is rated by the NCGA as one of the most challenging courses in Northern California. The club also offers a practice center, ladies programs, and a restaurant and bar. • 735-4253 • www.thebridgesgolf.com

kickball Adult Kickball League Town of Danville offers an Adult Kickball League during the spring and fall seasons. The league is open to adults 18 and older. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: imurdock@danville.ca.gov Co-ed Kickball Baby bouncies or slow rollies? If that sounds like fun, join San Ramon’s Adult Co-ed Kickball League. All leagues will consist of six regular season games, plus playoffs. Cost varies. • 973-3268 • www.sanramon.ca.gov

parks Alamo School Sports Field 100 Wilson Rd., Alamo 94507. Alamo School Sports Field offers soccer and baseball fields, batting cages and a picnic and barbecue area. • 973-3200 Andrew H. Young Park Danville Blvd. and Jackson Way, Alamo 94507. Andrew H. Young Park is a 1-acre park that is dedicated in memory of Alamo resident Andrew H. Young. He was the former chairman of the Boulevard of Trees Project and was instrumental to the preservation of Alamo’s rural ambiance. • 973-3200 Arlington Park 3735 Knights Bridge Way, San Ramon. This new Windemere park features a baseball diamond with bleachers, a labyrinth, swings, play structure, soccer field, picnic area, restrooms and water fountains. • 973-3200 Athan Downs Park Montevideo and Davona drives, San Ramon 94583. This 16-acre park features volleyball courts, baseball diamond, soccer fields, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Baldwin School Park 741 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Baldwin School Park has a children’s play area, picnic tables and benches, sports fields, and basketball

courts, which can be rented. • 973-3200 Bellingham Square Park Bellingham Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features volleyball courts, soccer fields, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Bishop Ranch Regional Park 18012 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park offers quiet and solitude on 529 acres that includes horseback riding, hiking, kite flying and blanket picnicking. There are no fees to enter this park. • (888) 327-2757 • www.ebparks.org Bollinger Canyon School Park 2300 Talavera Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3-acre park has baseball and soccer fields, volleyball court, playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200 Boone Acres Park Davona Dr. and Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park has 6 acres and has a volleyball court, picnic and playground area and restrooms. • 973-3200 California High School Park 9870 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. Located at California High School, this 45-acre space features a baseball diamond, soccer field, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts and trail access. • 973-3200 Castle Rock Park 1700 Castle Rock Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. This park is adjacent to Diablo Foothills and provides access to more than 18,000 acres of public land. • (888) 327-2757 or 945-8244 • www.ebparks.org Centennial Park Westside Dr., San Ramon 94583. This small park has a little over an acre of space including a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This park boasts 35 acres with a volleyball court, lighted basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball and tennis courts, a skate park, trail access, playground areas, picnic tables and restrooms. This park is home to the Art and Wind Festival. • 973-3200 Country Club School Park 7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon 94583. This 7-acre park has volleyball

and basketball courts, a baseball diamond, a playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200 Country Faire Park Montevideo and Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This park is just over an acre and features a playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200 Coyote Creek School Park 8700 N. Gale Ridge Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features a baseball diamond, soccer fields, trail access, playground, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Coyote Crossing Park 3495 Rosincress Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 7-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Creekside Park 1343 S. Wedgewood Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 11-acre park features a soccer field, basketball courts, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Danville South Park 90 Serene Court, Danville. This is a small park with a lawn area, a couple of play structures, swings and a small sand area. Del Mar Dog Park Del Mar and Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 1-acre fenced dog park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk daily. There are two shade structures, benches, handicap access, water sources and parking. The park is made up of cedar playground chips. • 973-3200 • www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks Diablo Foothills Regional Park 1700 Castle Rock Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. Diablo Foothills offers 978 acres that contain interesting geologic features, wildflowers and a variety of birds and animals. There are no fees to enter this park. • (888) 327-2757 • www.ebparks.org Diablo Vista Park 1000 Tassajara Ranch Dr., Danville 94506. This 20-acre park has a children’s play area, volleyball court, covered picnic area, lighted sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, and it features a mosaic water-snake that winds down the hillside. The sports fields, tennis courts, picnic area and snack shack are available to rent.

Dougherty Valley High School Park 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon. 17.2 acres — includes baseball, softball, and football fields with bleachers and lighting, soccer field, lacrosse, Olympic-size pool and aquatic center with play pool, eight lighted tennis courts, gym, and performing arts theatre. vailable to the public only during non-school hours. East Branch Park Harcourt Rd. and Pipers Brook Ct., San Ramon 94583. This park has 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 East Branch Park 2704 Pipers Brook Court, San Ramon. 5.1 acres with a soccer field, basketball court, gazebo, tot lot, play structures, baseball field with bleachers, picnic areas, barbecues, restrooms, and water fountains. Fire Truck Park 2070 Arlington Rd., San Ramon 94583. Just over an acre, this park features a playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200 Forest Home Farms Historic Park 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This 16-acre park is home to the San Ramon Farmer’s Market and activities that the city sponsors including Sheep Shearing Day, Civil War Enactment Day, Storytime with the Farmer and more. • 973-3284 Front Street Park 400 Front St., Danville 94526. Front Street Park is located across the street from the Danville Library and Community Center. It is the site of the Eugene O’Neill Commemorative. Golden View School Park 5025 Canyon Crest Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, lighted basketball courts and a playground area. • 973-3200 Green Valley School Park 1001 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Green Valley School Park has picnic tables and benches, a children’s play area, basketball courts and sports fields. • 314-3400 Greenbrook School Park 1475 Harlan Dr., Danville 94526. Greenbrook School Park has

picnic tables and benches and a children’s play area. • 314-3400 Hap Magee Ranch Park 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. This 17-acre park is funded by the Town of Danville and Alamo which jointly own and operate the park. The park has walking trails, picnic areas, children’s play area and a dog park which provides separate spaces for large and small dogs. Hidden Crest Park Asterbell, San Ramon 94583. Just over 4 acres, this park features a playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200 Hidden Hills School Park 12995 Harcourt Rd., San Ramon 94583. This school park is just over 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts and restrooms. Available to the public only during non-school hours. • 973-3200 Hidden Valley Park Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park has a little over 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Inverness Park Broadmoor and Ascot drives, San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park has access to the Iron Horse Trail. • 973-3200 Iron Horse Middle School Park 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park has volleyball courts, a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball court and trail access. • 973-3200 Iron Horse Regional Trail This is a multi-use, whole-access trail between the cities of Concord and Livermore, spanning a total of 33 miles, connecting two counties and 12 cities. It creates an important recreational and commute component for the communities it serves involving all types of transportation: running, walking, strolling, biking, blading and dog walking. • 687-3419 • www.ebparks.org Las Trampas Regional Wilderness 18012 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 3,798 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system. The site

is a good place for birdwatching and has abundant wildlife living within it. • (510) 544-3276 • 838-7546 • www.ebparks.org Limerick Park 2833 Bethany Rd, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park has basketball courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Live Oak Elementary School Park Sherwood Way , San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features soccer fields, a playground area, trail access and restrooms. Available to the public during nonschool hours only. • 973-3200 Livorna Park Livorna Rd. and Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Livorna Park features a large open-air gazebo, a sand volleyball court, a sports court and a children’s play area. There is a drinking fountain, restrooms and off-street parking. Memorial Park Bollinger Canyon Rd. and Bollinger Canyon Rd/San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This 16-acre park features bocce ball courts, baseball fields, BMX track, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. It has a 1.3-acre fenced dog run that features a shade structure, benches, water and a surface of decomposed granite.

Mill Creek Hollow Park 2100 Deerwood Dr., San Ramon 94583. Just over an acre, this park features a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Monarch Park 8502 N. Monarch Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park features soccer fields, a cricket pitch, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Montair School Park 300 Quinterra Lane, Danville 94526. Montair School Park has BBQ pits, picnic tables and benches, a children’s play area, sports fields and basketball courts. • 314-3400 Montevideo School Park 13000 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3.5-acre park has a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access and a playground. • 973-3200 Mt. Diablo State Park Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville. With a 3,849-foot summit, this park has widespread views that are accessible by hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. The park also offers camping, rock climbing, observation deck, wildlife viewing, picnic areas and restrooms. • information: 837-2525 • reservations: (800) 444-7275 • www.parks.ca.gov • www.mdia.org

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Neil Armstrong School Park 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3-acre park features a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access and a playground. • 973-3200 Oak Hill Park 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Oak Hill Park is a 43-acre park featuring a small lake that supports a variety of wild birds. Group picnic areas, barbecue pits and lighted tennis courts are available for rental. The park also has a community center; more information can be found in the Arts and Entertainment chapter under Event Facilities to Rent. • 314-3400 Old Ranch Park 1000 Vistamonte Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 5-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Osage Station Park 816 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Osage Station Park is known for its beautiful memorial rose garden and children’s play area with train station and water attraction. This 35-acre park features four tennis courts, four baseball diamonds, several soccer fields, plus a path around the park. The tennis courts and sports fields can be rented. Piccadilly Square 2503 Piccadilly Circle, San Ramon. Just over 4 acres, this park includes a walkthrough time loop, tot lot, play lot, soccer field, t-ball, basketball half court, benches, picnic tables, tricycle loop, barbecue, restrooms, and water fountains. Pine Valley Middle School Park 3000 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park has over 7 acres and features a baseball diamond, soccer fields and basketball courts. • 973-3200 Ramona Park 6330 Murdock Way, San Ramon. 4 acres of wood play structures, swings, benches and picnic tables, playground, restrooms, drinking fountain, bocce courts, arbor, two large barbecues, gazebo, and horseshoe area. Rancho Romero School Sports Field Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Rancho Romero School Sports Field has soccer and softball fields, as well as play structures for children. 36 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

Red Willow Park 190 Red Willow Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 San Ramon Sports Park with Tiffany Roberts Field 5261 Sherwood Way, San Ramon 94583. This 11-acre park has lighted baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Senior Center Park and Gardens 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The park and gardens is over 8 acres and features bocce ball courts, gardens, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Sherwood Park Sherwood and Chancery, San Ramon 94583. This small park features a playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200 Six Pillars Park 12219 Windemere Parkway, San Ramon. 2.5 acres including a trailside vista, basketball court, game tables, character count pillars, play structure, skate area, picnic tables, restrooms, and water fountains. Souyen Park Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 2.4-acre park features bocce ball courts, tennis courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Sycamore Valley Open Space Camino Tassajara Rd., Danville 94526. Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space occupies two major ridges located within a region of rolling hills and valleys south of Mount Diablo. • (510) 635-0135 • www.ebparks.org Sycamore Valley Park 2101 Holbrook Dr., Danville 94526. Sycamore Valley Park has a children’s play area with a popular recreational fountain, a reflection pond with waterfall, a jogging path, picnic area and barbecue pits. The picnic area, baseball and soccer fields can be reserved. • 314-3400 Tassajara Ridge Staging Area Windemere Pkwy, San Ramon. .5 acres including an equestrian staging area, dog park, restrooms, and parking.

Town Green 400 Front St., Danville 94526. This park is located in front of the Danville Library and Community Center. It is the site of Town family activities such as Art in the Park and Moonlight Movies. • 314-3400 Twin Creeks School Park 2785 Marsh Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts and a playground area. • 973-3200 Valley View Park Monarch/Star Jasmine, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Village Green Park 9540 Village Pkwy., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, trail access, a playground, picnic tables and restrooms. • 973-3200 Walt Disney School Park 3250 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park is located on school grounds and features trail access. • 973-3200 Windemere Ranch Middle School Park 11611 East Branch Parkway, San Ramon. 12.4 acres includes basketball courts, a soccer field, baseball diamonds, gym, and multi-purpose room. Available to the public only during non-school hours only. Windy Hills Park Ustilago, San Ramon 94583. This 2-acre park features a playground area and picnic tables. • 973-3200

ROLLER DERBY Tri-Valley Roller Girls This skater owned and operated league skates under the Women’s Flat Track Derby rules. The team practices three times a week at Val Vista Park in Pleasanton with the goal of being bout ready for the 2012 skating season. • 575-ROLL • http://trivalleyrollergirls.com

skating The Golden Skate 2701 Hooper Dr., San Ramon 94583. The Golden Skate is a full service inline and quad skating rink for all ages. It offers daily open skate sessions, lessons, a hockey

program and more. • 820-2525 • www.thegoldenskate.com

soccer Co-ed Outdoor Soccer City of San Ramon offers this Adult Co-ed Soccer league in a recreational setting on Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday mornings. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov Mustang Soccer See the Kids’ Stuff section under Sports. San Ramon Sports Adult Soccer League 2411 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Sports offers year round adult soccer leagues for all ages and abilities. Divisions for men, women and coed provide players from beginners to the most advanced.Youth soccer leagues are also offered. • 831-9050 • www.sanramonsports.com

softball Adult and Co-ed Softball Leagues San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department offers three seasons of Adult softball including Men’s and Co-ed leagues. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov Adult Softball Town of Danville offers an Adult Softball Program for players 18 years and older that features leagues Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (co-ed) for 10 weeks, plus playoffs. Spring, summer and fall leagues are available. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: imurdock@danville.ca.gov Senior Softball League Town of Danville offers a Senior Softball League for players 50 years and older or 65 years and older yearround. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: jovermoe@danville.ca.gov

special olympics Special Olympics East Bay Region 3480 Buskirk Ave., Ste. 340, Pleasant Hill 94523. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with developmental disabilities. • 944-8801 • www.sonc.org

swimming Dougherty Valley Aquatic Park 10550 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. The Aquatic Park offers swim lessons, recreation swim and special lap hours. • 973-3335 Dublin Swim Center 8157 Village Pkwy., Dublin 94568. The Dublin Swim Center is located next to Dublin High School. It includes a lap area, diving board, shallow wading pool, tot pool, 100-foot waterslide, picnic area, showers and water aerobic classes. • 556-4590 • www.dublin.ca.gov Monte Vista Community Pool 3131 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Monte Vista Community Pool offers numerous swimming programs for all ages including recreational swim, adult lap swim, swim lessons, aquatic classes and Family Fun Night. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: imurdock@danville.ca.gov San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park 9900 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. The Olympic

Pool and Aquatic Park has three pools and an aquatic center. The aquatic center has water slides and a wading pool with sprayers and climbing structures for all ages. The facility is full service with ADA accessible amenities. • 973-3240 • http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/ Parks/programs/aquatics.htm

table tennis Badminton/Table Tennis Open Gym City of San Ramon hosts an open gym for badminton and table tennis from 9 a.m.-noon and 5-8 p.m., Sundays. The morning gym is at Dougherty Station Community Center and the evening gym is at the Iron Horse Gym, 12701 Alcosta Blvd. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov

tennis Danville Tennis Club 140 Love Lane, Danville 94526. This free co-ed club provides play for 4.0 and 5.0 and very strong 3.5 level players. • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ danvilletennisclub

San Ramon Valley Tennis Club This women’s league is a yearround club for both A and B players meeting for practice weekday mornings. It is a non-profit organization that supports tennis in the San Ramon Valley. • Tilma at 487-3839 • http://srvtennisclub.blogspot. com Walnut Creek Tennis Club Walnut Creek Tennis Club is a free, co-ed tennis group for single adults of all ages and levels (primarily 2.5-3.5). • http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/ group/wctc

trails councils Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay P.O. Box 9583, Berkeley 94709. The council, a local chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association, helps to educate cyclists in responsible mountain biking, advocate for appropriate access and promote community. • (510) 761-6825 • www.btceb.org • email: info@btceb.org East Bay Area Trails Council P.O. Box 5381, Oakland 94605.

The EBATC is composed of public agencies, equestrians, hikers, bicyclists and conservationists who are committed to furthering the protection of the scenic and recreational resources of the East Bay. • (510) 487-2442 • www.ebtrails.org • email: info@ebtrails.org

volleyball Adult Volleyball City of San Ramon offers three different volleyball divisions: Coed “B” for advanced/upper intermediate players; Co-ed “C” for intermediate players; and Co-ed “D” for beginning players. Games are played at the Iron Horse Community Gym, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., at different times. • 973-3200 • www.sanramon.ca.gov

water sports Waterworld USA 1950 Waterworld Pkwy., Concord 94520. Waterworld USA features rides, waterslides, a lazy river and an oceanic pool for all ages. • 609-1364 • www.waterworldcalifornia.com

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The Museum of the San Ramon Valley, with permanent and changing exhibits and interesting weekend presentations, is situated inside the restored Southern Pacific train depot, 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville.

animal services Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) 2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek 94598. • 256-1273 • www.arf.net • email: info@arf.net Contra Costa County Shelter 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez 94553. The shelter has a spay and neuter clinic, and a shot clinic. • 335-8300 • www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/animal • email: asdweb@asd.cccounty.us Dog Licenses 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez 94553. • 335-8310 • www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/animal Tri-Valley Animal Rescue P.O. Box 11143, Pleasanton 94588. Pets are available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, at Pet Food Express, 609 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. • 803-7043 • www.tvar.org • email: contact@tvar.org Tri-Valley SPCA 4651 Gleason Dr., Dublin 94568. • 479-9670 • www.eastbayspca.org • email: info@eastbayspca.org 38 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

Valley Humane Society 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton 94566. • 426-8656 • www.valleyhumanesociety.org

business groups Alamo Chamber of Commerce The members work to promote the patronage of local businesses, a positive public awareness and attitude toward business and its vital role in our society. • President Richard Wood at 788-5057 • www.alamochamberofcommerce.com Business Development Network BDN meets from 8-9 a.m., the second and fourth Thursday of every month, at Father Nature’s Shed, 172 East Prospect Ave., Danville. • 648-8316 • www.bdndanville.com Communication Arts Network This organization meets at 11:45 a.m., the second Tuesday of every month, at Forli Ristorante, 3160 Danville Blvd., Alamo. • www.commartnet.org Danville Area Chamber of Commerce 117- E Town & Country Dr., Danville 94526. Danville Area Chamber of Commerce provides prime contacts, repeated expo-

sure, teamwork and success. • 837-4400 • www.danvilleareachamber.com • email: membership@danvilleareachamber.com Discover Danville Association (DDA) P.O. Box 625, Danville 94526. DDA seeks to improve the economic vibrancy, town centricity and tourism while maintaining the village atmosphere. • 339-8330 • www.discoverdanvilleca.com • email: contact@discoverdanvilleca.com Leads Group for B2B Business Developers This group meets from 8:30-10 a.m., every third Thursday at two locations: Buttercup (WC), 660 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek and at Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Drive, Dublin. • Walnut Creek: Pello at 935-3621 • Dublin: Jim at 449-1925 • www.b2bpowerexchange.com San Ramon Chamber of Commerce 2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 125, Bishop Ranch 6, San Ramon 94583. The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce hosts business-tobusiness opportunities for sharing advice, political representation and customer introductions. • 242-0600 • www.sanramon.org • email: info@sanramon.org Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors’ Bureau 5075 Hopyard Rd., Suite 240, Pleasanton 94566. It maintains a walk-in visitors center. • 846-8910 • www.trivalleycvb.com • email: info@trivalleycvb.com

cemeteries Alamo Cemetery 130 El Portal, Alamo 94507. The Alamo Cemetery has many grave sites from the early pioneers of the valley. Office is located at 3285 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Tours are available from trained museum docents. • 284-1353 Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District 3285 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette 94549. It is a public nondenominational cemetery. • 284-1353 Oakmont Memorial Park 2099 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette 94549. It was established in 1950 and is situated on approximately 100 acres. • 935-3311 Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1965 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette 94549. The 198-acre property was established to meet the needs of

Catholics and their families in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. • 932-0900

community centers Danville Community Center 420 Front St., Danville 94588. The facility is a beautiful site for weddings, parties and meetings. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Dougherty Station Community Center 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The community center is a beautiful facility for events. The Front Row Theater is also housed here. • 973-3351 Oak Hill Park Community Center 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. It offers a quiet country setting for family picnics, weddings, and other special occasions. • 314-3400 San Ramon Community Center at Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Each room provides spectacular views of the park. • 973-3200

disabled people services Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa See listing under Seniors in this chapter. CARE Parent Network For families of children with special needs. See listing under Health & Support Services in this section. R.A.D.D. Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled allows people ages 15 and over with developmental disabilities to make friends and increase their independence skills. • 931-5373 Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. It provides assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing care. • 648-2800 • www.rcjl.org

domestic violence Contra Costa Crisis Center P.O. Box 3364, Walnut Creek 94598. Programs include crisis lines, grief counseling, homeless services, youth violence prevention and information and referrals. • National Suicide Hotline: (800) 833-2900 • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 • 939-1916

• www.crisis-center.org • email: admin@crisis-center.org STAND! for Families Free of Violence 1410 Danzig Plaza, 2nd Floor, Concord 94520. It offers treatment services and promotes healthy families. • Crisis line: (888) 215-5555 • Information: 676-2845 • www.standagainstdv.org

drug, alcohol services Al-Anon Family Groups Al-Anon Family Groups offer programs to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with problem drinking. • 932-6770 • www.ncwsa.org • www.al-anon.org • email: info@ncwsa.org Alateen and Pre-Alateen Alateen teaches teens about alcoholism and helps them understand solutions. Meets at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Walnut Creek Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave. • 705-1905 Axis Community Health See listing under Health and Support Services in this chapter. Biletnikoff Foundation 7080 Donlon Way, Suite 126, Dublin 94568. A residential facility that offers support for teen girls affected by drug or alcohol abuse and helps to prevent domestic violence. • 556-2525 • www.biletnikoff.org • email: angela_biletnikoff@ yahoo.com Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 5037, Concord 94524. This group assists in helping people with problems of addiction. • 685-HELP (685-4357) • www.contracostana.org • email: contracostana@yahoo.com

family history Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society P.O. Box 2062, Walnut Creek. This society meets from 1:15-3 p.m., the third Thursday of every month except August, at the California Savings Building, Rossmoor Shopping Center, Tice Valley Blvd. and Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. • email: jcbed@sbcglobal.net San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society P.O. Box 305, Diablo. This society meets at 10 a.m., every third Tuesday of the month, except August and December, at the Danville Family History Center, 2949 Stone Valley Rd., Alamo.

• Ed at 299-0881 • Ms. Mortensen at 736-1112 • www.srvgensoc.org

food for the needy Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano P.O. Box 6324, Concord 94524. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributes food through its network of charitable agencies. The Contra Costa warehouse is located at 4010 Nelson Ave., Concord 94520. • 676-7543 • www.foodbankccs.org • email: info@foodbankccs.org Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa 1985 Bonifacio St., Suite 100, Concord, 94520. Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa has dining rooms in Antioch, Bay Point, Martinez and Oakley. • 687-6760 • www.loavesfishescc.org • email: info@loavesfishescc.org

foundations/ fundraising organizations Friends of the Danville Library Friends of the Danville Library support, raise funds and sponsor programs for the Danville library. • 837-4889 • www.ccclib.org/friends/dan.html Friends of the San Ramon Libraries 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon 94583. It helps fund materials and programs to maintain quality library services. • 973-2850 • www.sanramonlibraryfriends.org • email: info@sanramonlibraryfriends.org John Muir Health Foundation 1400 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek 94597. It provides annual unrestricted gifts to the Foundation which provide critical funds that have the flexibility to be used where the needs are greatest. • 947-4449 • www.johnmuirhealthfoundation.org San Ramon Historic Foundation 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This foundation hosts ice cream socials, sheep shearing day, Victorian Tea and movie nights. Memberships and volunteer opportunities are available. • 973-3284 • www.sanramonhistoricfoundation.org San Ramon Valley Education Foundation P.O. Box 1463, San Ramon 94583. This foundation

supports and promotes education in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. • 820-9181 • www.srvef.org • email: info@srvef.org Troy and Alana Pack Foundation 9000 Crow Canyon Road, Suite S-249, Danville 94506. This non-profit organization educates the public about traffic safety and responsibility, promulgates legislation for traffic safety, and helps implement enforcement of those laws. • 648-2940 • www.troyandalana.org • email: troyandalana@sbcglobal.net Wheelchair Foundation 3820 Blackhawk Rd., Danville 94506. The Wheelchair Foundation accepts donations to give the gifts of hope, freedom and mobility to people in need of wheelchairs. • 736-8234 • www.wheelchairfoundation.org • email: info@wheelchairfoundation.org

garden clubs Danville-Alamo Garden Club This club meets monthly at 9:30 a.m., the second Thursday of every month, September-June, at the Alamo Women’s Clubhouse, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo. • www.dagc.us • email: membershipvp@dagc.us Diablo Bonsai Club 2550 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94526. This club meets for lectures and workshops on planting and raising bonsai trees. • 736-7600 • www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai The Ruth Bancroft Garden Club 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek 94598. • 944-9352 • www.ruthbancroftgarden.org

and high quality mental health services, reduces the incidence of substance abuse and promotes family bonding. • 837-0505 • www.discoveryctr.net John Muir Medical Center 1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. It has another campus at 2540 East St., Concord. • Walnut Creek: 939-3000 • Concord: 682-8200 • www.johnmuirhealth.com Kaiser Permanente Medical Center 1425 S. Main St., Walnut Creek 94596. Full health facility. Must be a member of Kaiser to be treated. Kaiser also has outpatient services at 7601 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. • 295-4000 • www.kp.org San Ramon Regional Medical Center 6001 Norris Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The full-service acute care hospital has 24-hour emergency services, as well as comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. • 275-9200 • www.sanramonmedctr.com

health & support services

American Cancer Society 1885 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill 94523. It provides cancer information, patient services, and support programs free of charge. • 24-hour hotline: (800) ACS-2345 (227-2345) • 934-7640 • www.cancer.org Bay Area Crisis Nursery 1506 Mendocino Dr., Concord 94521. It provides support to families who are in stress or crisis by providing a homelike environment for children birth-5 years old. The nursery is always open. • 685-6633 • www.bach.info Bay Area Suicide and Crisis health clinics/ Intervention Help Lines hospitals • (800) 833-2900 Axis Community Health 4361 • (800) SUICIDE (784-2433) Railroad Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Blue Star Moms California P.O. This clinic provides medical Box 2537, San Ramon 94583. care, drug and alcohol recovery It meets at 7 p.m., the second services, mental health counseling Wednesday of the month, at Hap and the W.I.C. program. Magee Ranch Park Swain House, • 201-6017 1025 La Gonda Way in Danville. • clinic: 462-1755 • 866-7035 • www.axishealth.org • www.bluestarmoms.org Discovery Counseling Center Breast Cancer Support Group of the San Ramon Valley, Inc. This group meets from 7-9 p.m., 115-A Town & Country Dr., Danville on the first and third Wednesday 94526. It provides affordable of every month, at St. Isidore 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 39

Catholic Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. • 831-2475 Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community) It offers free support and education for cancer patients and their family and caregivers. General and specific groups meet 3276 McNutt Ave., Walnut Creek. • 933-0107 CARE Parent Network 1340 Arnold Dr., Suite 115, Martinez 94553. The resource center provides support and resources to help families meet the unique challenges of parenting a child with special needs. • 313-0999 • www.contracostaarc.org • email: careofarc@aol.com Celebrate Recovery The group meets at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and the program starts at 7 p.m., every Friday, at East Bay Fellowship, 2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Childcare is available for ages 5-11. • 736-5100 • email: celebraterecovery@eastbayfellowship.org • www.eastbayfellowship.org Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 94523.

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AAA provides leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Californians. • 602-4172 • email: jray@ehsd.cccounty.us Contra Costa County Youth Continuum Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, health care, counseling and more for runaway and homeless youth. • (800) 610-9400 Danville TOPS The Danville chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9 a.m., every Tuesday, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1550 Diablo Rd. • Bob at 935-9344 • Rosemaire at 838-7870 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous This group meets from 7-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. • 838-1837 • www.foodaddicts.org Heart Support Group This group meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m., on the fourth Saturday of every month (except November and December), at 1425 S. Main St., Walnut Creek. • 708-4151 Hospice of the East Bay 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill 94523.

Support groups and workshops are offered for people experiencing grief after the death of a loved one. • 887-5678, ext. 1068 • www.hospiceeastbay.org Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group This group meets from 7-9 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month, at San Ramon Valley Regional Medical Center, South Building, West Day Room, 7777 Norris Canyon Rd. • 933-0107 Overeaters Anonymous Group meetings are held at different times and at different places. • www.oa.org Parkinson’s Support Groups P.O. Box 3127, Walnut Creek 94598. It meets from 10 a.m.-noon, the second Saturday of every month, at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. • Norman at 831-9940 or 284-2189 PFLAG This group meets at 7 p.m., every third Monday, at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. • 838-8632 • 443-3603 Planned Parenthood San Ramon Health Center 130 Ryan Industrial Court, Suite 115, San Ramon 94583. It provides the means for individuals to control their reproductive choices through education and health care services. • 838-2108 • (800) 230-PLAN (230-7526). • www.ppshastadiablo.org • email: info@ppshastadiablo.org SRV Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous • www.foodaddicts.org Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County The group meets at 7 p.m., the second Monday of every month (except August), at John Muir Medical Center, either at the Walnut Creek or the Concord location (alternates every other month). • Ann Dzuna at 376-6218 Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club This club meets every second Tuesday of every month, at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Rd., Dublin. Dads and babies are welcome at the meetings. • 487-7239 • www.tvmotc.org • email: membership@tvmotc.org ValleyCare Health Library & Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton 94588. The ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer

Cancer Resource Center offers reference assistance with a medical librarian and an RN. • 734-3315 • www.valleycare.com

housing help City of San Ramon Housing Specialist City of San Ramon’s Housing Program assists the City Council and Redevelopment Agency in the development of housing policies and programs. • 973-2573 • email: bharris@sanramon.ca.gov Habitat for Humanity East Bay 2619 Broadway, Oakland 94612. It provides home ownership opportunities for Bay Area families. • (510) 251-6304 • www.habitateb.org • email: info@habitateb.org Town of Danville Housing Specialist If you would like to be placed on the Town’s interest list, submit your name, address, contact phone numbers, household income, household size and identify if you have been pre-qualified for a home loan and send that information to Jill Bergman. • 314-3369 • email: jbergman@ci.danville.ca.us • www.danville.ca.gov

law Contra Costa County Bar Association 704 Main St., Martinez 94553. The Contra Costa Bar Association offers workshops on divorce, family law support issues (child and spousal), guardianship law and immigration law. • 686-6900 • Lawyer Referral and Information Service: 825-5700 • Criminal Conflict Program: 229-4410 • www.cccba.org

places to worship Baha’i Faith P.O. Box 1124, Danville 94526. • 837-3593 • www.bci.org/danville • email: danville@bci.org Beth Chaim Congregation 1800 Holbrook Dr., Danville 94506. • 736-7146 • www.bethchaim.com • email: info@bethchaim.com Bethel Korean Methodist Church 12700 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. • 830-9100 Canyon Creek Church 9015 S. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94582. • 498-9800

• www.canyoncreekchurch.com • email: ccpc@canyoncreekchurch. com Chinese Maranatha Bible Church Chinese Maranatha Bible Church meets at the Neil Armstrong Elementary School multi-purpose room, 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon. The church office is located at CMBC, 2400 Old Crow Canyon Rd., Suite A4, San Ramon. • 820-0383 Christ Community Church 12700 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. • 830-0113 Christian Church Of Northern California 9260 Alcosta Blvd., # C18, San Ramon 94583. • 556-9900 Christian Science Church 650 Danville Blvd., Danville 94526. • 837-1081 • www.danvillespirituality.com • email: clerk@danvillespirituality. com Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints 655 Old Orchard Dr., Danville 94526, call 743-1547; 2949 Stone Valley Rd., Alamo, call 8372629; and 5025 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon, call 735-9081. Church On The Hill 20801 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. • 828-8005 • www.srvbc.net Community Presbyterian Church 222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526.

• 837-5525 • www.cpcdanville.org Creekside Community Church 1350 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. • 820-9031 • www.creeksidechurch.com • email: info@creeksidechurch.com Danville Congregational Church 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. • 837-6944 • www.danvillechurch.com • email: office@danvillechurch.com East Bay Fellowship 2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. • 736-5100 • www.eastbayfellowship.org • email: info@eastbayfellowship.org Gatetree Chapel Southern Baptist 101 Gatetree Dr., Danville 94526. • 820-9477 Gilead Bible Church 2400 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. • 838-1983 Grace United Methodist Church 19901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. • 828-8686 • www.sanramongrace.org Messiah Lutheran Church 2305 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94526. • 736-2270 • www.messiahlutherandanville. com New Life Church 2501 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. • 355-9200

Pathway Community Church 3470 Fostoria Way, Suite D, San Ramon 94583. • 830-4722 Peace Lutheran Church 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. • 648-7000 • www.peacejourney.org • email: peace@peacejourney.org Rolling Hills Community Church 1565 Green Valley Rd., Danville 94526. • 838-7729 • www.rollhill.org • email: contactus@rollhill.org San Damiano Retreat 710 Highland Dr., Danville 94526. • 837-9141 • www.sandamiano.org San Ramon Presbyterian Church 12943 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 543-7772. San Ramon Valley Bible Church 115 Ryan Industrial Ct., San Ramon 94583. • 743-9540 • www.srvbc.net San Ramon Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church 2260 Camino Ramon, Office Commons Park, San Ramon 94583. • 866-1400 • www.sanramonvalleysdachurch. org • email: caring_church@yahoo.com San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507.

• 837-5243 • www.srvumc.org • email: info@srvumc.org St. Isidore Catholic Church 440 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. • 837-2122 • www.st-isidore-danville.org St Joan Of Arc (Catholic) Church 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. • 830-0600 St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 1550 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. • 837-4993 • www.sainttimothysdanville.org • email: srstrane@sainttimothysdanville.org Valley Vineyard Christian 2252 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 94583. • 866-8100 Westminister Retreat 512 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. • 837-4481

political groups Blackhawk Republican Women The club meets monthly at the Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Dr., Danville. • www.blackhawkrwf.org • email: tcousins24@comcast.net San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated P.O. Box 1, Danville 94526. This group meets at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. • www.srvrwf.org

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tri-Valley democratic club P.O. Box 11886, Pleasanton 94588. The Tri-Valley Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m., on the third Monday of every month, at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Pkwy., Dublin. • 831-8355 • www.trivalleydems.com • email: info@trivalleydems.com

RadIo & tV StatIonS contra costa television (cctV) 10 Douglas, Suite 210, Martinez 94553. CCTV provides quality, informational and educational programming to the citizens of Contra Costa County on Comcast Channel 27; AT&T U-verse Channel 99; and Astound Channel 32. • 313-1180 • email: cctv@contracostatv.org KKdV 92.1 7901 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 525, Pleasanton 94588. • traffi c: 977-4920 • contests: 977-4921 • business: 944-6300 • www.kkdv.com tri-Valley community television (tV30) 4663 Bernal Ave., Ste. B, Pleasanton 94566. TV30 is a California nonprofit corporation funded mainly through Comcast fees on cable subscriber bills and by the cities of Pleasanton,

Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon. Channel 30 programming includes local sports, lifestyle, public affairs and educational shows. Channels 28 and 29 air Tri-Valley school board and City Council meetings. • 462-3030 • www.tv30.org

RecyclInG & haZaRdouS WaSte dISPoSal central contra costa hhW collection Program 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez 94553. • 228-1500 • www.centralsan.org Recycle for breast cancer 31 Beta Court, Suite C, San Ramon 94583. Recycle for Breast Cancer accepts free dropoffs for e-waste seven days a week. • 735-7203 • (800) 315-9580 • www.recycleforbreastcancer.org

SenIoRS aaRP driver Safety Program Driver Safety Programs for drivers 50 and older. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov • email: jovermoe@danville.ca.gov

adult day Services network of contra costa 490 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill 94523. • 682-1000 • www.adultdaycc.org • email: info@adultdaycc.org buzz Sessions Town of Danville hosts Buzz Sessions for seniors at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. These events are free, but reservations are required. • 314-3400 culture to culture foundation It meets from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., and from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Ln. • 938-9988 danville Senior citizens club This club meets from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., every Monday, at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. Membership is $12 per year. • Patricia Graber at 443-0268 family caregiver alliance • (800) 445-8106 • www.caregiver.org • email: info@caregiver.org Golden crane Senior center The center welcomes all seniors every Monday at the Alamo Women’s

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Trips to different attractions throughout the area. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov Seniors Bridge Seniors meet to play bridge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every Friday, at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. Cost is $1 per person, per day. Experienced players only. • Jerri Kaldem at 837-6283 Silver Streak Newsletter 420 Front St., Danville 94526. • 314-3400 • www.danville.ca.gov St. Isidore’s ‘Young at Heart’ Join this group for a meeting from 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, at St. Isidore’s Ministries Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. This event is free. • 964-1375 Statewide Senior Services Information • (800) 510-2020 Valley Oak Respite Center Activities for Seniors Valley Oak Respite provides an interactive program for frail seniors and those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or related dementias and physical disabilities, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. • Carmen McCarthy at 945-8040, ext. 53

service groups Blue Star Moms California P.O. Box 2537, San Ramon 94583. It meets at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month, at the Hap Magee Ranch Park Swain House, 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville. • 866-7035 • www.bluestarmoms.org • email: membership@bluestarmoms.org Danville Lions Club It meets at 7 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month, at the Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. The Lions Club collects used eye glasses at Frontier Barber Shop, 438 Hartz Ave., Danville (in the old mail box.) • Pat at 933-4846 Danville Rotary P.O. Box 224, Danville 94526. The Danville Rotary meets at noon, every Monday, at the Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., Danville. • www.danvillerotary.org

Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary This club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m., every Tuesday, at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. • www.dsvrotary.com Delta Nu Psi It meets at CVS Drug Store in Alamo on Fridays and at Lunardi’s in Danville on Saturdays to receive public donations. It meets on the third Wednesday of every month to pack the boxes for shipment. • www.deltanupsi.org • email: deltanupsi@comcast.net Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley The club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every month, at Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., Danville. • 275-2412 • www.srvexchangeclub.org Kiwanis of San Ramon Valley This group meets at noon, every Thursday, at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Rd., Alamo. It sponsors the popular Danville Fourth of July parade, and offers Key Clubs at both San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School. Key Clubs are international community service clubs dedicated to serving the school and community. • www.kiwanis-srv.org Leadership San Ramon Valley For more information see the listing in this chapter under Service Groups. Rotary Club of Alamo This club meets at noon, every Wednesday at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Rd., Danville 94526. • www.alamorotary.org San Ramon Valley Rotary Club This club meets for dinner at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Guests are welcome. • Valerie at 683-6310 • www.sanramonvalleyrotary.com

shelters Eden Information and Referral • (510) 537-2710 • www.edenir.org • email: info@edenir.org Shepherd’s Gate 1660 Portola Ave., Livermore 94551. Christcentered shelter for battered and homeless women and children. • 443-4283 • www.shepherdsgate.org STAND! for Families Free of Violence 1410 Danzig Plaza, 2nd Floor, Concord 94520. STAND! offers a range of programs includ-

ing shelter, crisis line, support services, and outreach to schools and the community. • Crisis hotline: (888) 215-555 • 676-2845 • www.standagainstdv.org Tri-Valley Haven for Women Provides shelter and counseling for battered women and their children, a 24-hour crisis line and operates the only rape crisis center in the Tri-Valley area. • Counseling services: 449-5845 or (800) 884-8119 • www.trivalleyhaven.org

social services First 5 Contra Costa 1485 Enea Court, Suite 1200, Concord 94520. First 5 Contra Costa makes a difference in the lives of children ages birth to 5 years old and their families by investing in local programs and services. • 771-7300 • www.firstfivecc.org • email: firstfivecc@firstfivecc.org United Way of the Bay Area 221 Main St., Suite 300, San Francisco 94105. It supports more than 250 local programs that fight poverty and create opportunities for children, youth and families. • (415) 808-4300 • www.uwba.org Wardrobe for Opportunity 2051 Harrison Street, Suite A, Concord, CA 94520. It is a nonprofit corporation that provides business clothing, workplace image enhancement and career development support to economically disadvantaged men and women in Contra Costa County. • (510) 463-4100 • www.wardrobe.org WIC Infant Supplemental Nutrition Program • (888) WIC-WORKS (942-9675) • www.wicworks.ca.gov

special interest classes Alamo Parks & Recreation 255 Glacier Dr., Martinez 94553. Alamo Parks & Recreation offers numerous classes and programs for children, teens and adults. • www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/ index.aspx?NID=2298 • email: alamorec@sbcglobal.net Free Computer Instruction 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Library offers free computer instruction with computer docents. Appointments are required. • 837-4889

Leadership San Ramon Valley P.O. Box 1185, Danville 94526. It provides current and emerging community leaders with the information necessary to appreciate the resources, understand the issues and manage the challenges and lead the San Ramon Valley. • 355-2554 • www.leadershipsrv.org San Damiano Retreat P.O. Box 767, Danville 94526. • 837-9141 • www.sandamiano.org

special interests Alamo Cribbage Club 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo 94507. It meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, at the Safeway conference room, 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. • 284-7044 • email: almoy1@prodigy.net Alamo-Danville Artists’ Society (ADAS) It meets at 7:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of every month, at the Alamo Women’s Clubhouse, 1401 Danville Blvd. This society also hosts Art in the Park to raise funds for art programs in the San Ramon Valley area schools and has an art gallery in Blackhawk Plaza. • www.adas4art.org Alamo-Danville Newcomers’ Club P.O. Box 2843, Danville 94526. Their Prospective Member Coffee is held at 10 a.m., the fourth Thursday of the month, and a monthly luncheon on the second Tuesday. • 775-3233 • www.alamodanvillenewcomers. com Danville AM Toastmasters Club The club meets from 7-8:30 a.m., every Tuesday, at Father Nature’s, 178 E. Prospect Ave., Danville. • 389-6739 • www.danvilleamtoastmasters.org Danville PM Toastmasters Club This club meets from 7:30-9 p.m., every Wednesday, at DVC, San Ramon Campus, 1690 Watermill Rd., Room W204. • 389-1468 • www.danvilletoastmasters1785. com • email: 2011officers@danvilletoastmasters1785.com Diablo Valley Fly Fisherman This club meets at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of every month, at Heather Farm Lakeside Room, 301 N. San Carlos, Walnut Creek. • www.diablovalleyflyfish.org Diablo Valley Quilters’ Guild This group meets at 7 p.m., the third 2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 43

Wednesday of each month at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. • Dianne at 837-1863 Diablo View Toastmasters It meets from 7:55-9 a.m., every Tuesday. • email: fkordahicv@aol.com Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley For more information see the listing in this chapter under Service Groups. Grandmother’s Club Grandmothers of all ages meet for lunch at 11 a.m., on the second Friday of every month, at the Brass Door, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd. • Janice Ridge at 837-8007 San Ramon Valley Newcomers P.O. Box 550, Diablo 94528. • 485-9803 • www.srvnc.com Save Mount Diablo 1901 Olympic Blvd., Suite 320, Walnut Creek 94596. • 947-3535 • www.savemountdiablo.org • email: smdinfo@savemountdiablo.org Street Smarts Street Smarts educates drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on issues related to traffic safety. • 314-3382 • www.streetsmarts-srv.com • email: streetsmarts@ci.danville. ca.us

veterans organizations Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 1316, San Ramon 94583. Local donations may be sent to Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley, P.O. Box 264, Danville 94526. • 353-7100 • www.sentinelsoffreedom.org • email: info@sentinelsoffreedom. org Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75 This organization meets every second Thursday of the month at the Swain House at Hap Magee Ranch Park, 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville. • 365-9806 • www.vfw.org Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley P.O. Box 2079, Danville 94526. VNVDV meets at 5 p.m., on the first Thursday of every month, at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. • 355-8051 • www.vnvdv.com 44 | Info San Ramon Valley 2011-12

volunteer opportunities Alamo Rotary I-680 Project Alamo Rotary seeks volunteers to help with the clean-up of the I-680 off and on ramps at the Stone Valley Road interchange. • www.alamorotary.org Alamo S.A.V.E.S. 150 Alamo Plaza, Suite B, Alamo 94507. Alamo S.A.V.E.S. performs a variety of valuable tasks in the Danville and Alamo area. • 837-2902 Assistance League of Diablo Valley 2711 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek 94597. This chapter of the National Assistance League seeks new volunteer members to help with philanthropic service projects in Contra Costa communities. • 934-0901 • www.diablovalley.assistanceleague.org Bedford Gallery Guild 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. The Bedford Gallery is looking for volunteers to donate time at the art gallery in the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts. • 295-1418 • www.bedfordgallery.org/volunteer Blackhawk Museum Docent Training 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. Contribute to your community, make new friends, and learn new things. • 736-2277, ext. 238 Bruns House In-Patient Hospice and Anna’s Program Bruns House and Anna’s Program are seeking volunteers. • Vicki Smith at 887-5675 • email: vickis@hospiceeastbay.org CCI Volunteer Puppy Raising Program Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is looking for volunteers interested in raising a CCI puppy for 15-18 months. • (800) 572-BARK (572-2275) • www.cci.org Child Abuse Prevention Council It needs volunteer speakers for the community education program. • 946-9961 Forest Home Farms — Glass House Tours Forest Home Farms is looking for volunteers to help give adult tours and help with the Glass House education program. • Mary Ann at 973-3287 Foster Homes Needed for Pets Foster homes for cats and dogs

waiting to be adopted are needed by all animal shelters listed under Animal Services in this chapter. Friends of Discovery Discovery Counseling Center is looking for volunteers who can commit eight hours per month to the Thrift Station, 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. • 837-0505 • www.discoveryctr.net Help Your Danville Senior Neighbors A lot of Danville seniors need rides to their appointments, stores or to special events. • Jenn Overmoe at 314-3491 Hospice of the East Bay Hospice of the East Bay seeks volunteers to assist hospice patients and their caregivers. • 887-5678 • email: volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shops Hospice of the East Bay has two thrift shops in the area that benefit different organizations that seek volunteers. The Alamo shop is located at 3162 Danville Blvd., Suite A, Alamo. The Danville shop is located at 444 Diablo Rd. • Alamo shop: 820-6525 • Danville shop: 838-7697 • www.hospiceeastbay.org/thriftshoppes Lindsay Wildlife Museum 1931 First St., Walnut Creek 94597. Docents are needed to lead class tours, teaching children and others about our connection with wildlife. • 935-1978 • www.wildlife-museum.org Mt. Diablo State Park Mt. Diablo State Park offers many interesting ways to volunteer by helping with trail maintenance, serving as a docent at one of the Visitors Centers. • 837-6129 • www.parks.ca.gov Museum of the San Ramon Valley The Museum of the San Ramon Valley welcomes volunteers and has a current need for greeters. • 837-3750 Search and Rescue It needs volunteers to respond to missing person incidents, disasters and other critical incidents. • 646-4461 • www.contracostasar.org • email: info@contracostasar.org Sheriff Seeks Senior Volunteers The Sheriff’s Valley Station Office

in Alamo is seeking people interested in assisting law enforcement in the community. • 837-2902 Town of Danville’s Volunteer Program Town of Danville has opportunities for residents to volunteer for various events and programs • Jane at 314-3465 • email: jlaris@ci.danville.ca.us Trails Maintenance East Bay Trail Dogs is an all-volunteer group that has built, repaired and helped maintain single-track trails in the East Bay Regional Park District, the Mt. Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek open space. • Harry at 443-3925 • www.eastbaytraildogs.org Valley Children’s Museum Contact the museum for information about volunteer opportunities. • 461-6574 • email: volunteer@valleychildrensmuseum.org • http://valleychildrensmuseum. org

women’s clubs Alamo Women’s Club Federated 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. It holds a business meeting and tea the second Wednesday at noon; meets for Mah Jong at 10:30 a.m., the fourth Wednesday; and holds a luncheon with program at noon the fourth Wednesday. • 820-1943 • www.alamowomensclub.org Danville Women’s Club 242 Linda Mesa, Danville 94526. It meets at noon, on the third Thursday of the month, from Sept.-May, at the Danville Women’s Club, 242 Linda Mesa. • 837-1165 • email: danvillewc@gmail.com. Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW It also promotes equality for women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. This club meets every month and hosts an annual garden tour. • www.aauw-da.org Red Hat Society There are local chapters of the Red Hat Society in the Danville area that are accepting new members. • www.redhatsociety.com San Ramon AAUW It promotes equity and education for women and girls, supports a number of community action projects, and raises funds for scholarships and grants for women. • www.webbitt.com/aauw

Airport Shuttles Airport Shuttles For a list of airport shuttles servicing locations throughout the Bay Area, visit www.flyoakland.com/shuttles. shtml. BART also connects to Oakland and to San Francisco international airports. • (510) 464-6000 • www.bart.gov/guide/airport

By Bike Bicycle License Danville Police Department offers bicycle licenses, which let police know where to return stolen bikes. • 314-3410 Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay See Trails Council heading in the Outdoors and Recreation section. Bike Buddy Bike Buddy is a service offered by RIDES for Bay Area commuters. The program matches experienced cyclists with new cyclists to help them learn how to commute by bicycle. It is part of the 511 traffic and transportation information service provided by phone and on the Web by a partnership of public agencies. Its website provides information, including route maps, locations of lockers and racks, and how to take bikes on public transit and across bridges, as well as commuting and traffic safety tips. • Call 511 • www.511.org Biking Clubs See Biking heading in the Outdoors and Recreation chapter.

By Bus 511 Transit 511 Transit brings together route, schedule and fare information for all transit services in the Bay Area in one convenient Web site. It includes interactive maps and a trip planner. • www.511.org Greyhound Bus Lines 2500 Railroad Ave., Livermore 94550. No tickets are sold at this station. You may get tickets by mail for trips departing from Livermore if you buy at least 10 mailing days in advance. Tickets by mail may be purchased by phone or online. • (800) 231-2222 • www.greyhound.com County Connection County Connection provides fixed-route and paratransit service throughout the

Central Contra Costa communities with 131 buses that are fully equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts. Buses operate from 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday, with limited service on Sunday. Fares are $2 per ride; special fare plans are available for frequent riders. • 676-7500 • http://cccta.org County Connection LINK The County Connection LINK paratransit service provides special service to persons whose disabilities prevent them from using lift-equipped public transit. Fares are $1 each. • reservations: 938-RIDE (9387433) • cancellations: 943-1829 • http://cccta.org Bishop Ranch, Transportation Center The Bishop Ranch Transportation Center offers services for Bishop Ranch customers and prospects, including: express buses connecting Bishop Ranch with public transit, employee commute planning, employment base review, and relocation assistance referrals. Bus routes include Walnut Creek and Dublin BART and ACE train stations. • 830-0101 • www.bishopranch.com

By Plane Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) 1701 Airport Blvd., Suite B, San Jose. • (408) 277-4SKY (277-4759) • www.sjc.org Oakland International Airport (OAK) 1 Airport Dr., Oakland 94621. • (510) 563-3300 • www.flyoakland.com San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Francisco International Airport is located approximately 13 miles south of San Francisco, near the junction of Highway 101 and I-380 • (650) 821-8211 • www.flysfo.com

By Rail AMTRAK 601 Marina Vista Dr., Martinez. Amtrak offers an intercity passenger train system with fares depending on distance. You can buy one-way and round-trip tickets at staffed stations, online or at Quik-Trak machines. Mar-

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tinez station hours are 5 a.m.midnight, weekdays; and 6:15 a.m.-midnight, weekends. The Richmond BART station is right next to the AMTRAK station. • www.amtrak.com Altamont Commuter Express Train (ACE) 949 E. Channel St., Stockton, CA 95202. ACE commuter trains travel between Stockton and San Jose, with a station at 4950 Pleasanton Ave. in Pleasanton. Price varies depending on travel distance. Trains leave Pleasanton at 5:35 a.m., 6:50 a.m., 7:55 a.m. and return 4:24 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 6:35 p.m., MondayFriday. Tickets can be purchased at the station 20 minutes prior to each train departure or in the Fair Admission Office across the street 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • (800) 411-RAIL (411-7245) • www.acerail.com BART Bay Area Rapid Transit offers train service throughout the Bay Area, with a Walnut Creek station located at 200 Ygnacio Valley Blvd.; a Dublin/Pleasanton station located at 5801 Owens Dr.; and a West Dublin/Pleasanton

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By Vehicle 511 511 is a free phone and Web service that consolidates Bay Area transportation information into a one-stop resource, provided by a partnership of public agencies. 511 provides round the clock up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, incidents and driving times, schedule, route and fare information for the Bay Area’s public transportation services, instant carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information and more. • Call 511 • www.511.org FasTrak FasTrak is an electronic toll collection system that allows drivers to prepay bridge tolls, eliminating the need to stop at the toll plaza. By setting up an account with a credit card or check2011-12 Info San Ramon Valley | 45

ing account, the system is able to track usage and sends the balance to the driver via mail or email. • (877) 229-8655 • www.bayareafastrak.org

tRaffIc caltrans traffic Report • (800) 427-7623 traffic cameras Get a view on what your commute might be like. • www.ktvu.com/traffi c • www.sfgate.com/traffi c

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