ALAMO

5K fundraiser to benefit peace, justice center

A 5K fun run on Sunday will raise money for the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center and benefit its programs, including an annual Creating Peaceful Schools conference for educations.

Dog walkers and stroller pushers can compete as well, with special awards planned for the fastest dog on a leash and for the first baby to cross the finish line in its stroller.

There will be no trophies or medals, but the top male and female finishers in each age group -- under 20; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; and 60 and older -- will receive gift certificates for local businesses or restaurants.

Race day registration begins at 8 p.m. The race begins at the intersection of Stone Valley Road and the Iron Horse Trail. The starting gun will be fired at 8 a.m.

Registration is $35, $40 on race day, Online registration is available at www.active.com/running/Alamo-ca/the-Alamo-run-2013. For more details, call Bob Hanson at 925-944-3366, or email doctoroutdoors@comcast.net.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

DANVILLE

Mount Diablo is theme of museum exhibit

The East Bay's geographic crown jewel, Mount Diablo, takes center stage in an exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.


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The "Perspectives on Mount Diablo" exhibit, which closes Sunday, explores the mountain's history starting with 19th century surveying instruments accompanied by stories, photographs and history about the 3,864-foot mountain.

The exhibit features a display about the mountain as a state park with attention to the Mount Diablo beacon. The beacon, originally lit in 1928, will benefit from funds being raised to restore the historic landmark.

The museum at 205 Railroad Ave. is open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for a family, $3 for adults, $2 for students with I.D. and $1 for children.

Visit www.museumsrv.org for details.

-- Zoe Francis, Correspondent

Get informed Thursday on Affordable Care Act

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club will present a speaker on how the Affordable Care Act will be implemented in California in a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Don Wetter, the community and government relations manager for Kaiser Permanente's Diablo Area, will discuss key elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with emphasis on Covered California and changes are occurring in the health care industry as a result of the act.

The event will be at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. The public may attend for free. There is a dinner option for those interested. The dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. and costs $25. Dinner reservations must be made. Call Jim Donnelly at 925-570-9289.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff