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Community column: Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito holding 55th anniversary gala
Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a gala event from 7 to 10 p.m. May 2.The event will be held at the company's theater at 951 Pomona Ave.
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Brooks on Beer: Smoked beer
Ever heard of rauchbier? It's a smoky beer that goes well with barbecue and smoked meats.
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'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas
New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.