Did you know that 22 of our neighbors have lived here 50+ years?
Oh, the stories they have to tell!
Community volunteers have embarked on a project to lovingly
capture and share profiles of Diablo's living treasures. All stories are archived here in chronological order.
Maryam has lived in Diablo since 1955. You may have admired the beautiful rose garden on her historic estate, Villa Valparaiso, on your way into & out of Diablo. Read her story here.
Charlotte came to Diablo in 1961 and left Woody, the giant carved squirrel on Alameda Diablo, as her gift to our community. Read her story here.
One of Penny‘s favorite things about Diablo is harvesting and pressing the 900lbs of olives from the 40 trees
on the grounds of her historic family home TilePile. Read her story here.
Mary Lynn enjoys sitting on the big front porch of her home historic home, Fern Banks, watching the passersby. She designed the unique red arched railings of her entry bridge. Read her story here.
Mary and her husband Val developed a special affinity for the Peregrine falcons - raising and releasing over 30 Peregrines into the wild, many right here in Diablo! Read her story here.
Bob and Lyn have been actively involved in the country club and the Diablo community since they arrived in 1963. Bob was a founding board member of the DCSD. Read their story here.
Harry has worn many hats from sportsman, winemaker, author, veteran, community leader, to bread maker and marble champion! Read his story here.
The Freemans have served Diablo in many ways... from President of the DPOA, Director of the DCSD to leading the charge to preserve and showcase Diablo’s historic homes. Read their story here
Moving to Diablo introduced the Osmer family to the world of tennis and the joys of cycling up Mt. Diablo. Shirley completed the 2021 Mt. Diablo Challenge, achieving the fastest time for women over 70 and she was the oldest finisher! More here...
Marlys and her husband Earl shared a lifelong passion for hiking and the outdoors, especially on Mt Diablo. Read her story here
The Medford's home is on one of the most secluded and tree-filled lots in Diablo.There is so much shade that they live comfortably with no air conditioning. Find out more...
The Bradley's discovered Diablo on a very hot day tour of the East Bay with a realtor. They knew when they saw the inviting, green oasis that it was the perfect place to raise their family. Read more...
New profiles will be added on occassion so come back for more! Contact Us if you would like to contribute your own story or help write a profile for this project.