ALAMO

Meet the early settlers of San Ramon Valley

Grave site residents of the Alamo Cemetery will "come alive" during a tour offered by the Museum of the San Ramon Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Docents will guide visitors through the cemetery, located a block-and-a-half east of Danville Boulevard on El Portal at the border of Alamo and Danville. They will tell stories about the lives of people buried there.

Visitors will get to meet historical re-enactors, standing at their grave sites, who will portray the area's Gold Rush pioneers, such as Mary Anne Jones, Travis Boone and R.O. Baldwin and wife Mary, Charles Wood and daughter Charlotte Wood. Docent Rose Peters will lead the tour.

Reservations are not necessary. A requested donation of $4 per person for the tour will help support the history museum, located in the Danville Depot. For more information, call Patty Dobbin at 925-838-0127.

-- Joyce Tsai, Staff

DANVILLE

Drug Takeback Day for prescription meds

The Danville Police Department will participate in Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the town offices at 510 La Gonda Way.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored free event invites residents to anonymously turn in their unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs so they won't endanger the health and safety of others.


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Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the event helps reduce the possibility of abuse or theft of the drugs, which are often easily obtained from friends and family. After the event, pharmaceuticals also can dropped off all year in a special bin at the police department's front desk.

For more information, contact Community Services Coordinator Claudia Ray at 925-314-3704 or cray@danville.ca.gov.

-- Joyce Tsai, Staff