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Still, there’s plenty that’s entertaining in this cheerful fantasy romp. The forbidding puppet head of the Great and Powerful Oz is a lot of fun, for starters. The songs are as sprightly and delightful as ever as delivered by the capable cast and the small orchestra under the direction of Cary Litchford. There’s even an extra ditty that was cut from the original film, the lively and perhaps self-explanatory dance number “Jitterbug,” with swinging choreography by Megan McGrath. The cast is upbeat and numerous, bolstered by two rotating youth casts that really get a chance to shine in the Munchkin scene, with colorful costumes by Angela F. Lazear and Helen Frances. Shayla Lawler is a blithely naïve and cheerful Dorothy, alternating in the role with Tanaka Dunbar Ngwara. Briel Pomerantz portrays sourly huffy Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West with cackling villainous relish, and Aubri No’Eau Kahalekulu is impishly charismatic as traveling huckster Professor Marvel and the wily Wizard.

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Not all of Benioff’s fellow tech moguls in the city are on board. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Stripe CEO Patrick Collison have sparred with Benioff on social media (where else?!) over whether Prop C is the answer. Pot and heads aren’t the only thing The Man wants to tax. The economy’s good, and local governments figure voters won’t mind a bigger pinch in the pocketbook. So revenue measures abound. Hotel taxes that make a night’s stay more costly are on the ballot in 14 Bay Area cities, including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Sausalito, South San Francisco, Daly City, Foster City, San Carlos, Belmont and even Colma.

I wish our local “sailors” a safe and swift return to our community, We’ll pointy shoes. ballet flats. pointy black shoes. black leather shoes. handmade ballet flats. personalized gift. handmade shoes. p miss them, as there are many, many things right here in the East Bay that cry out for their energies, Michael Solarz, Dance program, I wish to thank you and your wonderful writer, Lou Fancher, for the Times’ inspiring article, “Parkinson’s disease patients find rare physical freedom in Berkeley-based dance classes,” about our dance program at Berkeley Ballet Theater, Please share with your readers the other Bay Area locations where dance teachers share the Mark Morris Dance Group model with people affected by Parkinson’s disease: Sunnyvale, 408- 734-2800; Oakland, 510-479-6119; San Francisco, 415-285-7377; and San Rafael, 415-819-2066..

It was hot that Sunday morning in February 2011 in Old San Juan. I had just retired after 40 years of cardiology practice in the suburbs of Washington, and my wife and I were spending the winter in Puerto Rico. A couple of friends had arrived by cruise ship, and I took them to see the 450-year-old Spanish fortress that sits above the entrance of the harbor. The fortress walls radiated heat, and after re-entering the city we walked to our home for a breather and a refreshing ceiling fan. While sitting in the kitchen and sipping a beer, I suddenly passed out. I woke up a bit dizzy and confused; my friend, an internist from Arlington, Va., told me I had had a grand mal seizure.