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#DiabloTicker: October

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



California almost saw a “six states” initiative on the 2016 ballot, with residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties potentially calling the state of Silicon Valley home. sixcalifornias.com

Pop Census

Walnut Creek landed at number five on real estate blog Movoto’s 10 Snobbiest Small Cities in America. Va de Vi even got a one-line shout-out for any and all interested “food snobs.”


Cal State East Bay alumnus James Monroe Iglehart (’98) took home a 2014 Tony Award for his role as “Genie” in the Broadway musical version of Aladdin.

Natural History

More than 500 fossils were unearthed at a dam construction site in Fremont, including giant teeth from a 40-foot long shark and sections possibly from a whale skeleton.

Fun & Games

In July, Oakland pleased pinball wizards by lifting a bizarre 80-year ban on public operation of the machines considered a form of gambling in the 1930s.

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