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October 2009

Don't Forget to Enter our Halloween Costume Contest!

10/30/09

Don't Forget to Enter our Halloween Costume Contest!

We've received dozens of entries: send us your favorite costume photos.

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Supernatural Secrets of Haunted Clayton

10/28/09

Supernatural Secrets of Haunted Clayton

We caught up with historian Richard Taylor about what's on the Clayton Ghost Walk

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Top Tickets: October 28- November 3

10/28/09

Top Tickets: October 28- November 3

Diablo’s can’t-miss events of the coming week: Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Tech Museum, the Monster Bash aboard the U.S.S. Hornet and other Halloween events, Fruitvale's Dia de los Muertos festival, and Lafayette artists present reflections on hope.

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Two Ghoulishly Good Books

10/27/09

Two Ghoulishly Good Books

The deliciousness of the main character in Ying Chang Compestine’s new children’s book Boy Dumplings will appeal to even the most candy-obsessed junior trick-or-treater this Halloween season.

You and your child can take a break from your sugar high and look in on a pudgy little kid, who is as clever as he is adorable. When spotted by a hungry ghost who’d love to eat the boy up, the boy tricks the ghost, sending him all over China looking for just the right ingredients to make boy dumplings. Young readers will wonder whether their young hero will successfully avoid the ghost’s cooking pot.

Compestine, who lives in Lafayette and has written everything from cookbooks to a novel, has once again brought humor and charm to the world of...

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A-List Exclusive! Win tickets to the Tutankhamun exhibit at the de Young Museum

10/26/09

A-List Exclusive! Win tickets to the Tutankhamun exhibit at the de Young Museum

King Tut returns to the de Young until March 28, 2010—win passes to the exhibit here!

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Top Tickets: October 21-27

10/21/09

Top Tickets: October 21-27

Diablo’s can’t-miss events of the coming week: Geek Out at Lawrence Hall of Science, Center REP’s Witness for the Prosecution, Ghost Walks in Pleasanton, Danville’s Fall Crafts Festival, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Berkeley, and Lafayette Reservoir Run.

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Rupert Isaacson rides into Livermore, Berkeley to promote “Horse Boy”

10/15/09

Rupert Isaacson rides into Livermore, Berkeley to promote “Horse Boy”

Author/Producer to speak about his journey to Mongolia in search of a cure for his autistic son. Documentary movie debuts in Berkeley Friday.

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Sully visits Jon Stewart to promote his new book

10/14/09

Sully visits Jon Stewart to promote his new book

Danville's hero pilot goes on the Daily Show—you can watch it here.

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Top Tickets: October 14-20

10/14/09

Top Tickets: October 14-20

Diablo’s can’t-miss events of the coming week: Disney On Ice presents Princess Classics, Berkeley Symphony’s season opener, Sarah Vowell in San Ramon, Lamorinda open studios, and Chesley Sullenberger at Rakestraw Books.

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Rakestraw Books presents a series of celebrity author events

10/14/09

Rakestraw Books presents a series of celebrity author events

Movie star Alicia Silverstone and Danville's hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger are among this month's guests at the indie bookstore.

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10/08/09

Annual Fall Plant Sale at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Grab ecologically friendly drought-resistant plants and enjoy the gorgeous Ruth Bancroft Garden this Saturday, October 10th.

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Top Tickets: October 7-13

10/07/09

Top Tickets: October 7-13

Diablo’s can’t-miss events of the coming week: Saving the Bay, Jazz at the San Ramon Library, Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s Oliver, ArtWalk Livermore, Livermore Valley Opera’s “Cav and Pag,” and Out of This World at Hearst Art Gallery.

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Oliver! comes to Lesher Center—and we have four free tickets for a lucky reader

10/05/09

Oliver! comes to Lesher Center—and we have four free tickets for a lucky reader

Contra Costa Musical Theater brings the toe-tappin' Charles Dickens' classic to Walnut Creek

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Guitars Not Guns auctions guitar signed by Heart

10/01/09

Guitars Not Guns auctions guitar signed by Heart

East Bay chapter of program that teaches guitar lessons to at-risk youth auctions an Epiphone guitar signed by Ann and Nancy Wilson.

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