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Friday June 16, 2006

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The Theater: Masquers Playhouse Presents ‘The Fantasticks’

Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday June 16, 2006

The Fantasticks, which just opened at the Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond, isn’t quite 50 years old (running over 40 of those years in its original production in New York), yet has been saddled with the odd reputation of being an old chestnut. -more-


Moving Pictures: LGBT Festival Features East Bay Filmmakers

Justin DeFreitas
Friday June 16, 2006

The 30th annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, also known as Frameline30, takes place at a variety of Bay Area venues this weekend, including the Parkway Theater in Oakland. Screenings will be also be held in San Francisco at the Castro Theater, Roxie Film Center, Victoria Theater and CineArts @Empire. -more-


Richmond Museum Highlights City’s Hispanic History

Marta Yamamoto, Special to the Planet
Friday June 16, 2006

Siempre Aqui. Always here. Two words that simply convey a tome-like history. Aqui referring to California and more specifically the area around greater Richmond. From the early 19th century days of California’s Rancheros to 20th century jobs in mining and railroads up through today, the Hispanic presence has been an integral part of California. This saga is well showcased in the current exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History. -more-


About the House: The Problems with Forced Air Heating

Matt Cantor
Friday June 16, 2006

In the 19th century and the very early parts of the 20th, coal burning was a common way of heating our homes. It seems amazing to us now that such a wasteful, dirty and downright dangerous method of heating would be, not only the choice of a generation, but literally built into the homes of the era as permanent systems. -more-


Garden Variety: A Nursery with Spine: Get The Point at Cactus Jungle

Ron Sullivan
Friday June 16, 2006

There’s a certain set of people who fancy succulents, and, as the judge famously said about pornography, “I know it when I see it.” -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday June 16, 2006

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Tuesday June 13, 2006

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West Coast Premiere for ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’

By Jaime Robles, Special to the Planet
Tuesday June 13, 2006

The Trinity Lyric Opera company will perform the West Coast premiere of The Pilgrim’s Progress this weekend at the Dean Lesher Regional Arts Center in Walnut Creek. -more-


Freight & Salvage Coffee House Celebrates Its 38th Anniversary

By Galen Babb, Special to the Planet
Tuesday June 13, 2006

The Bottlebrush Tree: Cheerful Aussie Ragamuffin

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday June 13, 2006

Bottlebrush trees are one of the bright, amusing notes on our streets, sporting those funny flowers shaped like, yes, bottlebrushes with perky little green-leaf tufts at their ends. They’re tough and not pest-prone, and easy enough to find in nurseries. Their hard little leaves and shreddy bark give them a ragamuffin air to match the spiky inflorescences. The red flowers attract birds—hummingbirds of course, but I’ve seen a stray Cape May warbler, a nectar-seeker in winter, using them too. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday June 13, 2006

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