From the Contra Costa Times.
Dance festival season ushers in summer
more about several festivals around the bay...
By Ann Murphy
Contra Costa Times Correspondent
This is no benign, balmy damp; we're talking fog that requires travelers to stuff their backpacks or trunks with extra clothes, down jackets included. While you may think the lovely Stern Grove or Ocean Beach look like estimable sites for a picnic, when the witching hour hits and the clouds roll in, early afternoon becomes indistinguishable from 7 o'clock, and what seemed bucolic looks suddenly like the cold and creepy setting of a Hitchcock pic.
So how does a presenter conduct an arts festival in a place that, instead of a steady climate, has a manic-depressive season with no appropriate name?
Answer: He skips Shakespeare in the Park, brings most of the art inside, and acts as if it's fall.