DANVILLE

Early subdivision plans OK'd for Diablo Road

Town planners on July 23 unanimously approved a subdivision request for construction of six single-family homes on the southeast side of the intersection of Diablo and El Cerro roads.

The homes would be built by developer KT Builders on a 2.5-acre lot at 853 Diablo Road. Danville principal planner David Crompton said the project conforms to existing zoning requirements and includes homes on six 15,000-square-foot lots.

Crompton said planners approved the subdivision on the condition that the corner lot nearest the Diablo Road intersection be limited to a single-story. Property owner Corrie Development Group, of Dublin, and KT Builders submitted their application to the town in May and will have to return to the Planning Commission for final design review within 30 months.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

DANVILLE

Movies through years in anniversary showings

The Village Theater will serve up a pair of double-feature Saturdays in August as part of its 100th anniversary celebration.

The first will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 10, with showings of the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup (1933) and the James Dean classic "Rebel Without a Cause (1955).

The second will be 2 p.m. Aug. 31 with "American Graffiti" (1973) and "Forrest Gump" (1994).

Tickets are $5, $3 for children and seniors. The theater is at 233 Front St. For details on the theater's anniversary celebration, visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.


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-- Kelly Gust, Staff

ALAMO

Peak dining experience under Mt. Diablo moon

An outdoor moonlight dinner on Mt. Diablo will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept 7 in the annual fundraising event for Save Mount Diablo, a conservation group that buys and protects open space.

The sit-down dinner for 500 people with music, dancing and live and silent auctions will be held on a plateau by the China Wall rock formation in Mt. Diablo State Park. Tickets cost $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. For reservations or information about Moonlight on the Mountain, visit www.savemountdiablo.org or call 925-947-3535.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

MARTINEZ

Dinner in pear orchards of famed naturalist Muir

An outdoor dinner in John Muir's old pear orchards will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 by the Muir Heritage Land Trust to raise money to buy and protect open space.

The group's annual Fresh Aire Affaire Gala, with live music and auctions, will be held at the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., the location of the famous conservationist's Victorian home and estate. For tickets or information, visit www.muirheritagelandtrust.org or call 925-228-5460. Tickets are $150. The cost is $250 for a VIP ticket, which includes a tour of Muir's mansion and a visit to house areas not normally open to the public.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff