May 30 at 7 pm “The 1960s Rock Revolution in Contra Costa County and Around the World” at the Veterans Memorial Building
A film, video and music presentation by Richie Unterberger. Rock historian and author Richie Unterberger presents rare vintage film clips of 1960s rock greats like the Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin in this 90-minute program. He'll also show clips of performers based in Contra Costa County at the time, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, and talk about the region's venues, connections to Bay Area rock stars like the Grateful Dead, and artists who toured here during this era.
Saturday Programs at the Museum
April 27 10:30 am SIXTIES STORIES New Cities in the Valley? No!
Beverly Lane, Claudia Nemir and Ed Lee will provide narratives about the many early efforts to bring cities to the San Ramon Valley. City creation ballot measures were rejected by voters in 1964 (Alamo-Danville) and in 1967, 1973 and 1976 (valley wide). The December 1967 proposed city had a “hour glass” or “cherry stem” boundary. That year, there were lively politics involving the new Local Agency Formation Commission, County supervisors and local developers.
Claudia Nemir will share some of her experiences, including as a candidate in the 1973 and 1976 elections. Ed Lee was an active San Ramon Homeowners’ advocate for the 1967 election. Beverly Lane will provide an introduction and a few stories.
Danville incorporated in 1982 and San Ramon incorporated in 1983, both following successful efforts in Dublin in 1981.
Please come and share your experiences about and opinions of these efforts.