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#DiabloTicker: January

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


Fred Mertz






UC Berkeley economics professor Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first woman chair of the Federal Reserve. She begins the job on January 31.



Pop Census

Danville is ranked ninth by home-security resource SafeWise in a list of California’s 50 safest cities.

Christine Gulbranson


Livermore resident and renewable energy expert Christine Gulbranson was a judge on Discovery Channel’s competition show, The Big Brain Theory.


San Ramon’s Windemere Ranch is one of the highest performing middle schools in the state, earning a 986 API score. It tied with two South Bay schools.


Google Maps replaced a satellite image that showed the body of 14-year-old Kevin Barrera, who was shot and killed in Richmond in 2009.

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