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#DiabloTicker: July

East Bay in the news, on the air, and at the watercooler.


1. Education

Several East Bay high schools made the top 50 ranking in California, according to U.S. News. Among them are Campolindo (No. 20), Miramonte (No. 43), Amador Valley (No. 46), and Acalanes (No. 48).

2. Politics

The Walnut Creek City Council got folks talking when it endorsed a plastic bag ban, effective September 18. Just remember to bring a reusable bag to the store—or you’ll have to shell out 10 cents for a recyclable paper one.

3. Fun

Livermore Valley Charter School smashed the Guinness World Record for the most high fives in one minute. Students were able to land 240 high fives; the existing record was 213. The school is submitting recordings for review.

4. Sports

Too buff for the gym? Apparently that was the case with Tiffany Austin, who was told by staff that she was intimidating other clients with her body at Planet Fitness gym in Richmond. She was told to cover up or leave. She left.

5. Pop Census

As California’s population increases, Dublin has earned the third spot for fastest-growing cities in the state. The city’s population rose 7.1 percent in the last year, falling behind McFarland and Chowchilla.

For links to these stories, studies, and videos, visit diablomag.com/diabloticker. Tag your East Bay finds on Twitter with #diabloticker.

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