Roy Allen, dean of Saint Mary's School of Economics and Business Administration, was interviewed on the 6 p.m. KPIX Channel 5 newscast about the strength of the East Bay economy. Noting that Saint Mary's College has long-range plans to open a center for economic studies of the region's economy, the report quoted Allen as saying:
"What is our secret? Look out the window, maybe there is still some cows on the hillside, there is still some open land. We have schools and other infrastructures what families seem to want."