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