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#DiabloTicker: February

East Bay in the news, on the air, and at the water cooler.


Courtesy of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation







Alamo resident and former A’s and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was selected for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Randy W. Schekman, UC Berkeley molecular and cell biology professor, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his research on proteins in cells.


Keegan Houser

Big Deal

Mobile gaming company Kabam secured naming rights to the field at Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium. At $18 million for 15 years, it’s the largest deal in the country for a college field.


Ross Halfin


With a December concert in Antarctica, East Bay–bred rockers Metallica became the first band to play all seven continents in one year.


Berkeley became the 17th U.S. city to pass a smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance. Beginning this May, new apartment leases will include mandatory nonsmoking clauses.


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