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October 2014

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100 Things We Love About Walnut Creek, From A to Z

We look back on Walnut Creek’s history and offer a list of 100 things we love about our centennial city.

Rejuvenation Kauai Style

After a handful of visits to the Garden Island over the past 20 years, I’ve been utterly entranced by this rainbow-graced Pacific playland. And when my yearning for relaxation and rejuvenation arises, there’s no place on Earth more satisfying than lush, mountainous Kauai.

Wearable Art

One is influenced by her heritage. Another gives new life to dead beetles. A third lets her subconscious infuse the design. Meet three talented East Bay jewelers who turn glass, metal, and stone into stunning, one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
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Attacking the Ballot

In 2003, a woman who was driving while high on Vicodin and vodka hit and killed Bob Pack’s two young children. Since the tragedy, he has campaigned tirelessly for stricter prescription drug laws. Now, fed up with politicians and lobbyists, he is turning to voters to tighten prescription drug laws.
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Speak of the Devil

The List: October

Fall for fun with tarantula treks, a Fifty Shades parody, and a zombie crawl.

Taking it to the Streets

A popular car-free program reclaims the asphalt in Berkeley.

#DiabloTicker: October

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

Good-Bye, Old Friend

A local teacher remembers a surprise visit from Robin Williams.

Ghost Hunter

An Alameda engineer brings the East Bay’s afterlife into focus.

Raise a Stein

Can’t make it to Munich? Say cheers at one of these East Bay Oktoberfests.

Art of Glass

Unique blown glass works of art hand crafted by David Lindsay.
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Food Scene

Diablo Dish: October

Texas-style barbecue takes over where Bo’s left off in Lafayette; the Tri-Valley gets a cheese truck.

Cheap Eats: Ascona Pizza Company

Grab a slice or mini pie for a tasty lunch or dinner!

Fruit Fanatic

The Peasant and the Pear’s New Pastry Chef Likes it Light.

In a Nutshell

Walnut Creek’s centennial calls for, well, walnuts.

Exotic Delights

Traditional Sichuan cuisine Draws adventurous diners in Pleasanton.
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Web Extras

Oakland A's Postseason Preview

We checked in with former A's player and current Alamo resident Lance Blankenship about the A's chances in the 2014 postseason.
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