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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5 unconventional ways to enjoy this rainy weather

Once you’ve lived in Berkeley long enough, you realize that this seemingly arbitrary rainy weather can be pretty annoying. Sometimes there’s so much rain we swear it’s monsoon season. And sometimes there’s that irritating, drippy rain that gets under your umbrella — the water form of someone pointing their finger
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