City Council to consider shutting streets for run

The Piedmont City Council at its Monday meeting will consider an application to close some streets for a half-marathon that would take place Aug. 16 from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m.

The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in its chambers at 120 Vista Ave. The bulk of the race will occur on Oakland streets, with a portion on Grand Avenue from Rose to Wildwood avenues. A complete course map can be found on http://runoak.com/the-event/.

Organizers have requested a no-parking zone be enforced on the west side of Grand Avenue for the leg of the race in Piedmont. Organizers have requested that southbound traffic on Grand Avenue be detoured off Grand at Moraga Avenue, follow Oakland to Grand Avenue and turn left, resuming its original route. Northbound traffic on Grand Avenue toward Piedmont Avenue will not be affected.

-- Linda Davis

Camron-Stanford House to host concert, free day

Step back in Oakland's history and listen to some great music over Independence Day weekend.

On Sunday, Camron-Stanford House Museum is hosting a free afternoon concert and free open house from 1 to 4 p.m., and the public is invited.

Music beginning at 1 p.m. is by guest band Hot Flash, known for their repertoire of classic rock and oldies. There is seating for the concert on the veranda or, if you prefer, bring a blanket and sit on the lawn in the Victorian garden. The Victorian mansion's period rooms will be open for tours throughout the afternoon. Tours begin on the hour and are led by knowledgeable volunteer docents. Old-fashioned refreshments may be purchased.

Camron-Stanford House is an 1876 Victorian Italianate building which was the residence of five prominent Bay Area families in the 19th century, then in 1910 became the Oakland Public Museum, the first teaching museum west of the Mississippi River. Its beautiful period rooms are recreated in the style of the 1880s. The landmark house is owned by the city of Oakland and since 1971 has been administered and carefully restored by the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association, a nonprofit organization.

The house is in Lakeside Park at 1418 Lakeside Drive at 14th Street in Oakland. For more information, go to www.cshouse.org or call 510-874-7802. The museum suggests parking at the AlcoPark Garage located at 165 13th St.

-- Camron-Stanford House

Cemetery offering docent-led tours

Historic Mountain View Cemetery at the foot of Piedmont Avenue hosts several free, informative docent-led tours.

Docent Ruby Long will lead a tour highlighting the lore, beauty, people and architecture of the cemetery at 10 a.m. July 12.

On July 13, Bay Area guitar master Yuri Liberzon will be featured in the last of three performances by classical guitarists. The concert will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Liberzon is a Siberian-born Israeli guitarist who will perform works by Rodrigo, Turina and others.

The California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad is the 10 a.m. tour on July 27 led by Ron Bachman. Long will repeat her tour of people and history of the cemetery at 10 a.m. Aug. 9. For more upcoming events, visit www.mountainviewcemetery.org/calendar.html.

-- Linda Davis

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