Bay Area calendar: Big cat art, jazz and more

Summer Exhibitions: Through Aug. 26, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga. California Watercolor Association: The Color of Summer; Richard Gayton: BART: Strangers on the Train; Diana Hobson and Susan Alexjander: Into Being – the River.

Victoria Days Walking Tours: Through August. Visit historic downtowns, cemeteries, military sites, houses, churches, train stations, stables and local museums. 9-11:30 a.m. July 7, San Bruno; 1 p.m. July 14, San Mateo; 10:30-11:45 a.m. July 21, South San Francisco; 10-11 a.m. July 22, Woodside; 10:30 a.m.-noon July 28, San Carlos; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Menlo Park; 7-8 p.m. Aug. 4, Pacifica; 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Aug. 5, Burlingame; 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 11, San Bruno; 1;30-3 p.m. Aug. 11, Colma; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12, Colma; 10-11 a.m. Aug. 18, Redwood City; 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 25, Redwood City; 1:-3:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Pescadero.

Magic Lantern 3-D Show Series: Tuesdays, through Nov. 20, San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. A 3-D video-mapping light show.

Sing a Summer Song – Concert Series: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays through July 31, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Free.

Pub in the Park: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on four Saturdays from through September. Bluegrass music, local brews and lawn games. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a picnic-style afternoon. July 21, Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City; Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, locations TBA.

Summer Jazz: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Free concert series, showcasing a variety of jazz musicians and local favorites.

Waterfront Flicks: Every other Thursday through Aug. 30, Jack London Square Ferry Lawn, Oakland. This outdoor movie series takes place at sundown featuring Hollywood blockbuster favorites as well as …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


Bridge: July 1, 2018

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In a head-to-head team match, scored at IMPs, you can win by just one IMP — the value of an overtrick. But in a matchpoint duplicate event, you may be up against a ballroom full of pairs and will need a high score to do well. At matchpoints, players take risks. They make bids that are unsound in theory, trying to get an edge.

In today’s deal, South’s three clubs would have been reckless at IMPs. But at matchpoints, South thought he was unlikely to score well by letting East-West play comfortably at two spades. Moreover, North was marked with some points on the bidding. So though South was vulnerable, he took a chance and “balanced.”

West led the K-A and a third diamond, and East ruffed and led the ten of spades. South took his ace and saw that if he could pick up the trumps, he would have eight tricks. Minus 100 would be a good result if East-West could have scored plus 110 at two spades, but if South went down two, minus 200 on a partscore deal would be fatal.

South knew West had held five diamonds and East two. East had four spades for his one-spade bid, but West needed three-card support to raise. In hearts, South placed West with four: If East’s pattern had been 4-4-2-3, he would have responded one heart, showing his four-card majors “up the line.”

Playing West for 3-4-5-1 shape, South led a club to dummy’s ace and let the ten ride next. I don’t admire his bid, but if you’re going to indulge in bids like that, it helps if you can play the socks off the dummy.

West dealer

Both sides vulnerable


S 7 6 5 3

H A 8 2

D Q 10 4

C A 10 3


S K J 4

H J 9 6 3

D …read more

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Word Game: July 1, 2018

TODAY’S WORD — PRECOCITY (PRECOCITY: prih-KAHS-ih-tee: Unusually early development or maturity.)

Average mark 45 words

Time limit 60 minutes

Can you find 68 or more words in PRECOCITY?

TODAY’S WORD — PRECOCITY pert picot pier piety pity poet poetic poetry pore port prey price pricy pyre pyric pyrite recopy recto rice riot ripe rite rope ropy rote epic erotic ceric cero cire cite city coir cope coper copier copy core cote coyer crept crop crypt cryptic optic otic tier tire tiro tope toper topi topic tore toric trey trice trio trip tripe trope tropic troy type typo tyro yeti yore

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1. Words must be of four or more letters.

2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.

3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible.

4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

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Horoscopes: July 1, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Liv Tyler, 41; Missy Elliott, 47; Pamela Anderson, 51; Dan Aykroyd, 66.

Happy Birthday: Take the initiative to do things your way and in your own time. If you allow others to dictate what you can and cannot do, you’ll never accomplish your personal goals. Explore what you feel passionate about, and bring about changes that will ensure you start living life your way instead of according to someone else’s agenda. Don’t limit the possibilities. Your numbers are 3, 10, 16, 24, 32, 38, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Participate, give your all and make your presence felt. How you treat others will determine how much respect you are given in return. A romantic gesture will bring you closer to someone you love. Make calculated choices. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll have trouble making decisions. Inconsistency will plague you when dealing with matters that concern personal or physical changes. Enforce discipline and moderation to avoid making a poor choice. Live up to your promises, but don’t overstep your bounds. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ve got all the right moves and the ideas and capability to get ahead. Dealings with friends, relatives and domestic situations are favored. Meetings should be scheduled to clear up matters that have been bothering you. Romance is recommended. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Live, learn and make progress. Don’t limit the possibilities. Do your research and find out what it will take to achieve the lifestyle you desire. Build strong relationships that are based on equality, integrity and common interests. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look at your options and make reasonable adjustments that will help you improve your surroundings and home environment without breaking the bank. Do the work yourself and save money. Enlist the help …read more

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