Prescription take-back offers safe disposal
On Saturday, Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton police will take part in an anonymous drug take-back program that allows residents to dispose of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Local police are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the annual program.
Unwanted drugs will be accepted at police headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dublin at the Civic Center parking lot, 100 Civic Plaza; in Livermore at 1110 South Livermore Ave. and in Pleasanton at 4833 Bernal Ave.
For more information about the program in Pleasanton, call Sgt, Penelope Tamm at 925-931-5100. For Livermore details, call Crime Prevention Officer Nicole Aguon at 925-371-4978. For more on Dublin, call 925-833-6670.
-- Kelly Gust, Staff
Rotarian Foundation makes annual grants
The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore has announced its annual grant awards to youth and community service groups, with this year's recipients garnering nearly $73,000.
Organizations receiving grants are: Marilyn Avenue School, for purchasing books; Community Children's Health Access Program of the Livermore school district, for students with urgent dental and vision issues; Child Abuse Listening Interviewing and Coordination Center (CALICO), for the Livermore Child Abuse Intervention Project; Horizon's Family Counseling Program; AXIS Community Health, for equipment sterilization; Open Heart Kitchen; the Assistance League of Amador Valley; and Junction Avenue K-8 School, for Mariachi Club music scholarships and costumes.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
Mount Diablo is subject of new museum exhibit
The East Bay's geographic crown jewel, Mount Diablo, takes center stage in a new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.
The Perspectives on Mount Diablo exhibit, which opens Saturday and runs through June 30, 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 treasured Mount Diablo beacon. The beacon, originally lit in 1928, will benefit from funds being raised to restore the historic landmark.
Photos by prominent nature photographers Stephen Joseph and Scott Hein featuring mountain trees and flowers will be displayed, along with eight Works Progress Administration (WPA) plant posters.
Museum patrons will learn why Mount Diablo is a prime destination for enthusiasts of geocaching, the adventure activity in which people search for hidden treasures (caches) using GPS technology.
The museum at 205 Railroad Ave. is open from 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