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#DiabloTicker: May

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


1. Religion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama stopped in the East Bay during a speaking tour, sharing his thoughts on achieving happiness with a sold-out crowd at Berkeley Community Theatre.

2. Pop Census

Walnut Creek is the 10th best California city in which to raise a family, according to finance website NerdWallet, thanks to top schools, arts opportunities, and household income.

3. Sports

Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, David Lee, and Klay Thompson were named to the 2014–16 USA Men’s Basketball National Team pool, from which the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be chosen.

4. Food

The East Bay cracked Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States list, based on both star rating and number of reviews: Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley (16), Peter’s Kettle Corn in Oakland (56), and Wally’s Cafe in Emeryville (66).

5. Wealth

Ranked at number 168 on Forbes’ 2014 Richest People on the Planet list is Blackhawk resident David Duffield. The 73-year-old PeopleSoft founder and Workday CEO has an estimated net worth of $7.7 billion.

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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