Winds in the east blow ‘Mary Poppins’ to Berkeley Playhouse

“Mary Poppins” blew in for its Bay Area premiere last week to a fanfare of tooting trumpets and trilling Londoners in beflowered hats and bowlers. The show, which is playing at the Berkeley Playhouse until Dec. 7, is the product of the mind of “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellows, along
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Documentary explores local Occupy the Farm movement

On Friday, “Occupy the Farm” had its world premiere at the United Artists cinema on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. Crowds packed the theater, eager to hear the story of the 2012 land-use scuffle between the UC Berkeley administration and a group of community farmers seeking to use acres of university-owned
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