Race up Mt. 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 Mt. Diablo's 42nd Annual Mt. 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 Mt. 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 Mt. Diablo.
The cost to run the full course is $75 before Sept. 16 and $90 after. Price for the half-course is $60. Registration ends Oct. 3. To register, visit www.savemountdiablo.org.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
Measure C tax oversight panel members needed
Want to help oversee San Ramon Valley Unified's parcel tax spending? Apply to be a member of the school district's Measure C Parcel Tax Oversight Committee from 2014 to 2016.
Applications can be found on the district website at www.srvusd.net and are due by Oct. 15. They can be submitted by email to Ann Handling at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off or mailed to Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, Superintendent's Office, 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, CA 94526.
Committee members are responsible for making sure the district spends parcel tax funds as promised to voters. Work on the nine-member committee is not compensated, and applicants do not need to be parents of students in the district.
More than two-thirds of district voters approved Measure C in May 2009. It is a seven-year, $144-per-parcel annual tax on district property owners to raise $6.7 million a year. The money cannot be spent on administrator salaries. It is intended to help offset state cuts to district funding, retain qualified and experienced teachers, buy instructional materials, equipment and supplies and maintain math, science, literacy and other academic programs. The school board will hear committee member recommendations on Nov. 12.
-- Ashly McGlone, Staff
Classic cars to take to streets for youth
The Altamont Cruisers are taking to the streets for their 24th annual Nostalgia Day Car Show fundraiser.
The Sept. 29 event is free and open to the public. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a display of restored classic cars in the downtown area. There will be vendors with car products, rock 'n' roll music, prize drawings and arts and crafts.
Over its life, the Altamont Cruisters club has given more than $350,000 to local charitable groups, with special attention to Tri-Valley anti-drug programs for youth.
For details, visit www.altamontcruisers.org or call 925-461-2020.
-- Kelly Gust, Staff