Citizens Police Academy will begin next month
Danville residents will get the opportunity to learn how the police operate and what happens behind the scenes at the department through the Citizen's Police Academy, beginning Oct. 9.
Class size is limited to 12 residents, and police will take sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled. The six-week class, taught by Sgt. Jason Haynes, will focus on police methods and procedures. Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays.
Information on the academy and applications can be found at the town's website at http://www.ci.danville.ca.us. For more information on the Academy, contact Sgt. Haynes at 925-314-3700 or email@example.com.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
Race up Mount Diablo to help a good cause
Seasoned and novice cyclists alike are invited to compete for prizes and raise money for land conservation efforts by signing up for Save Mount Diablo's 42nd Annual Mount Diablo Challenge to be held this year on Oct. 6.
About 1,000 cycling enthusiasts are expected to enter either the 11.2-mile timed ride -- which climbs 3,249 feet to Mount Diablo's summit -- or the shorter 6.5-mile ride with a 1,578 foot elevation gain. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Athenian School, 2100 Alameda Diablo in Danville, and will be followed by a family-friendly party at the mountain's summit. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Save Mount Diablo.
The cost to run the full course is $75 before Sept. 16 and $90 after. Prices for the half-course are $45 before Sept. 16 and $60 after. Registration ends Oct. 3. To register, visit www.savemountdiablo.org.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
Four-week course being offered on hospice care
Hope Hospice is offering a four-week course on hospice care, to be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12 through Oct. 3.
The course will provide information on the holistic, team approach of hospice care. There will also be speakers on end-of-life topics and presentations on pain and symptom control, predeath crisis intervention, spiritual care and the difference between adult grief and children's grief.
There is a $50 fee for materials. The deadline to register is Thursday. For details, visit www.HopeHospice.com. The course is also good for licensed nurses, social workers and therapists, who can earn 12 hours of continuing education units for a fee of $75.
-- Kelly Gust, Staff