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the Mediterranean all the way to Greece. The fishermen of Rhodes were in fact the first to farm oysters, albeit casually—they tossed shards of pottery into the water to give the critters something to cling to. The Romans loved oysters and devoured them in quantity sometimes hundreds at a sitting. The Emperor Nero claimed he could determine an oyster’s origin by its flavor and texture, and h had plenty to choose from: Bivalves from every corner of the Empire were shipped overland in carts packed with snow (in the winte or seawater (in the spring and autumn). The oysters of Colchester were especially prized. “There is some good in Britons after all,” said the historian Sallust. “They have produced an oyster.” Fellow scribe Seneca wasn’t so oyster-happy: “They’re not really food, but are relished to bully the sated stomach into further eating.” Oysters were equally popular in the Western Hemisphere, where massive oyster beds fed the Indians of both coasts. Colonists and conquistadores accustomed to the flat European oyster were dazzled by these plump, enormous mollusks, some up to a foot in length. (“I felt as if I had swallowed a small baby,” said a visiting William Makepea Thackeray.) Seaside oyster roasts were popul community events. Every coastal city had oyster bars and oyster cellars where you coul have your fill for 6 cents ($20 in Gold Rushera San Francisco). Oystermen peddled them from pushcarts of ice and burlap, crying, “Ge your fresh oy-oy-oy-oy-sters man, mannyman, manny-man, manny-man!” All of this gluttony depleted our onceabundant oyster beds, and by the end of the 19th century the bivalve was becoming the scarce and pricey commodity we know today. But what the hell, right now, “R” month and all, is a fine time to slurp ‘em. (The reason we avoid oysters in the summe months is because they’re too busy spawnin and ridding themselves of their delectable amino acids. Nevertheless, “Let’s sing a song of glory to Themistocles O’Shea/ Who ate a dozen oysters on the second day of May.”— Stoddard King, “The Man Who Dared.”) There are lots of good places to down a dozen or so, but our favorites include Tony’ Seafood in Marshall, where you can devour freshly barbecued oysters on the shores of Tomales Bay; the Buckeye in Mill Valley, home of oysters Bingo, the finest baked oys ter dish west of Jefferson Parish; and Fish in Sausalito, where the raw oysters are as fresh and plump and sweet and effervescent as love itself. No horseradish required. < Muse on mollusks with Matthew at mstafford@pacificsun.com

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eez, what’s happening to the jazz audience? Last summer, the National Endowment for the Arts released its periodic study on arts participation in the United States. The mainstream media largely overlooked the study, but its findings are starting to resonate more and more in such niche media as Chamber Music America. The news was grim for arts organizations overall, but for jazz fans...well, did the Mayans predict this apocalypse? According to the survey, the average age of a jazz event attendee in 1982 was 29, but in 2008 that had risen to 46. More startling, the percentage of adults ages 18-24 attending a jazz event in that period dropped a staggering 58 percent, a far greater decline than any other sector of the arts audience. Those figures were especially alarming to jazz historian Ted Gioia, blogging on jazz. com. He’s the editor of that website and the brother of North Bay poet and ex-NEA chairman Dana Gioia, and he’s been sounding the alarm for some time, noting that whenever a nightclub or festival needs to shore up its bottom line, it jettisons the jazz programming.

That is the case in San Francisco, historically one of the great jazz cities, where Yoshi’s S.F. cut back its jazz shows in favor of a more eclectic roster of shows. “If there is one positive sign from the NEA study, it comes from the figures on the online audience for music,” Gioia opined. “Close to 50 million Americans have some exposure to music via the Internet each week. This could be a pathway toward expanding the audience for jazz and other performance genres.” The struggles are old news: The audience has been dwindling for years and Stuart Nicholson’s provocative 2005 book, Is Jazz Dead: Or Has it Moved to a New Address?, raised many of these same concerns. But all is not lost. Filmmakers Michael Rivoira, Lars Larson and Peter J. Vogt sought that “new address” in the thoughtprovoking documentary Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense. This illuminating documentary—which premiered last year at the Mill Valley Film Festival and will be released on DVD April 20—explores this ever-changing creative force through insightful interviews and electrifying concert footage that spotlight the

Bearers of the jazz flame include, clockwise from top, the Faraway Brothers, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

current crop of jazz musicians and captures the essence of this mercurial music. Trumpet player Terence Blanchard, who has scored

several Spike Lee films, calls these times the “quiet revolution,” a moment in jazz history when inventive young players are shunning commercial success and redefining the genre, even as many in the jazz community hold fast to past masters. Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter are among the veterans interviewed. But the spotlight belongs to such up-and-coming acts as Jason Moran, the Bad Plus, Garage a Trois, the daKAH Hip-Hop Orchestra, Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding, among others. The scene in which the daring Norwegian keyboardist and electronic musician Bugge Wesseltoft transforms a grand piano into a percussive jazz juggernaut alone is worth the price of admission. Rent it. And support live jazz. Check out the eclectic Faraway Brothers (with jazz guitarist Eric McFadden) Friday, Jan. 29, at 19 Broadway in Fairfax (where the jazz duo Dori & Dave hold down a regular Sunday spot). Groove to In the Mood, a big-band, swing-dance revue appearing Feb. 8 at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa. Visit Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, a showplace for New Orleans funk and jazz (the amazing Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will be there Feb. 13). Catch Medeski, Martin and Wood on Feb. 23 at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma. And ask your local school district how you can help the jazz program. Keep jazz alive. < Improvise with Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. Lay down a beat of your own on TownSquare, at

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n October of 1993, my “quest for the ultimate post-film conversation” had only just begun. Earlier that year, I’d started inviting interesting people to interesting movies, the resulting conversations transcribed and filed for use in some future project. By October of that year, I’d submitted a few of them to local newspapers as “one-off” articles, but was still several months from establishing “Talking Pictures,” as the project came to be known, as an actual regular newspaper column. Upon seeing previews of the new film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, I knew immediately which “interesting person” I wanted to take to see it. Marin resident Art Clokey, who passed away

“The Nightmare Before Christmas! I’ve been watching all of those strange previews, and of course I’ve been hearing about this movie for months, if not years,” Art Clokey announces, as we hand our tickets to the uninterestedlooking teenager at the Regency entrance. “But I can’t say I know quite what to expect. All I know is that, for the first time in years, a stop-motion feature has made it to the screen in America. It’s been a long time coming.” No kidding. Clokey, the legendary animator whose greatest creation is the little green clayboy Gumby, has been working for years to finish his own feature-length Gumby movie. With the film now officially “in the can,” Clokey has been pitching studios and distributors, but so far, no one has taken the pliable green bait. As we prepare to watch an afternoon matinee of Tim Burton’s Nightmare, Clokey—grandfatherly and serene, even when discussing problems and irritations— is looking at his predicament as optimistically as possible. “Yes, it’s frustrating,” Clokey says amiably—as if he’d just said, “Yes, it’s an ice cream sundae”—while taking a seat in the tightly packed auditorium. “I truly believe that stop-motion animation is far superior to cartoon animation. For years, I’ve been saying that this kind of animation needs to be recognized as a very effective way of telling stories. Maybe this film will be the beginning of something.” From the moment the lights dim and the movie begins, Clokey is transfixed. Directed by Marin animator Henry Selick, the film The stop-motion pioneer, left, and his clay-humanoid pal. (which has gone on to become a classic, re-released in recent years in 3-D format) Jan. 8, 2010, at the age of 88, was famous as follows the macabre adventures of Jack Skelthe creator of the claymation icon Gumby, lington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween as well as the 1960s animated series Davey Town, whose midlife crisis is arrested when & Goliath, but his status as a full-on animahe stumbles into Christmas Town, vowing tion pioneer had somehow eluded him. to partake in the Christmas holiday for a Recognizing that Clokey might approach change, instead of tiresome old Halloween. Nightmare—which employed an advanced The animation is inventive, clever and nothform of the stop-motion animation process ing short of dazzling. that brought Gumby to life—with more As we step from the theater into the light of than a little professional interest, I invited the afternoon, Clokey is beaming from ear to ear. then 72-year-old artist to see the film with “I was overwhelmed! Awestruck!” he says. me at the Regency in San Rafael. This was “The lighting, the animation, the sculpting of pre-Pixar, back when “animation” meant the characters...it was all faultless! After this, hand-drawn “cartoons” and the like, and no one will ever be able to say that stop-moalternative forms of animation were looked tion animation isn’t limitless in its potential.” at with suspicion by studios—in spite of “So, the Disney people are promoting this Gumby’s recent success with a New Advenas the first-ever, feature-length, stop-motion tures series, filmed in Marin County in the film,” I mention. “Can that possibly be true?” late 1980s. The following conversation is taken “No, not at all. There have been foreign from the original transcripts of my movie-date films, feature-length films, that have used with Art Clokey: this process,” he says. “And we finished the

Jack Skellington and Sally have Art Clokey to thank for their Christmas bliss.

Gumby movie almost a year ago, using the Self. I think that’s what people love so much same animators that we used on the new TV about him. In a strange way, Gumby is love. series, so technically, the Gumby movie is the Love, also, is unstoppable.” first American stop-motion film to be made. (While The Gumby Movie, which eventuThey win points, though, for being the first ally was released in VHS form, did not lead to make it onto screen.” to more Gumby films, Clokey lived to see “Did you recognize any of the animators alternative forms of animation catch fire in listed in the credits for Nightmare? I ask. a big way. With an unprecedented number “Oh yes,” Clokey laughs. “I’d say we trained of animated films released in 2009, he even about two-thirds of those animators. It’s very lived long enough for the release of Selick’s exciting.” Coraline and Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Clokey continues to praise the film as we Mr. Fox, a pair of stop-motion wonders each drive across the freeway to Clokey’s Premavi- being talked up as shoo-ins for Oscar nomision Studios, ennations.) sconced in an office “So, what do you complex crammed see for the future,” I with Gumby and ask Clokey, “based Pokey dolls, poston the artistic success ers, T-shirts—and of Nightmare Before a display featuring Christmas?” the original clay “The future? Oh, Gumbys used in the the future is bright classic 1960s series. for all true artists, “When I first and this movie started playing proves it,” he says around with clay, with a grin. “I have and the stopno idea what it might motion process, I mean for Gumby, but was eager to prove with this film, Henry myself as an artist,” Selick puts our kind Clokey says, taking of animation back a seat at his desk. ‘Gumby represents all of humanity’s best self, its Divine Self’ on the map. It’ll “My father was a —Art Clokey. make the executives strict man, who respect our process never wanted me to become an artist, and I more. It means, if you have a dream, and think I’ve always been trying to get over that, you believe in what you are doing—and you to prove myself. I think that’s why Gumby never give up—eventually, you can change turned out to be the way he is—unstoppable. the world.” < You can smash him down, but he always pops Share your Gumby/Pokey memories with David back, and he’s always in a good mood. Yes, he at talkpix@earthlink.net. has flashes of emotion, but in the end, he always pops back to his old, optimistic self. “I’ve come to the conclusion,” he continIt’s your movie, speak up at ues, “that, unbeknownst to me, Gumby rep›› pacificsun.com resents all of humanity’s best self, its Divine JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 4, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 25

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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford O About Elly (1:56) Iranian drama follows a group of friends and lovers on an unexpectedly intriguing vacation to the Caspian Sea. O Afghan Star (1:27) Award-winning doc looks at four extremely competitive contestants on Afghanistan’s top-rated reality show. O Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (1:28) Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back, competing with an all-girl chipmunk band and living la vida rodent in general. O Avatar James Cameron’s first movie since Titanic employs cutting-edge special effects to tell the story of a disabled vet reborn on a distant planet as an aboriginal warrior. O Backyard (2:02) Politically charged Mexican thriller about a series of unsolved murders in a corrupt border town. O The Blind Side (2:06) Heartwarming story about an African-American boy from the wrong side of the tracks who becomes an All American offensive tackle. Sandra Bullock stars. O Bold and Fresh Tour: O’Reilly and Beck Live (2:00) The Fox News cohorts present their surprisingly similar insights into the state of the world. O The Book of Eli (1:58) A lone warrior wanders postapocalyptic America in search of hope and humanity, felling any hopeless inhumane enemies in his path; Denzel Washington stars. O Broken Embraces (2:08) Pedro Almodovar character study of a man who loses his sight and the love of his life in the same accident and creates a sardonic new identity for himself; Penelope Cruz is around, of course. O Chameleon (1:43) A Hungarian janitor/con man fleeces his victims by pre-analyzing their garbage…until a sweet ballerina turns his trash can around. O Crazy Heart (1:51) Jeff Bridges as a dilapidated country music star who glimpses salvation in the person of Maggie Gyllenhaal. O Dawson, Isla 10 (1:55) Gripping docudrama about liberal Chilean political figure Sergio Bitar and his years of imprisonment at a Pinochet-era concentration camp. O Edge of Darkness (1:56) Grizzled Boston cop Mel Gibson searches for his daughter’s killer and uncovers a web of corporate malfeasance and political corruption. O An Education (1:40) Conundrum: Should pre-Swinging London schoolgirl Carey Mulligan head off to Oxford or pursue the naughty life with a sexy older man? O Extraordinary Measures (1:46) True story of a corporate climber who joins forces with an unconventional scientist to find a cure for his children’s fatal disease. O Fish Tank (2:02) Cannes Film Fest fave about a hip hop-loving teen outcast and her life in a British housing project. O Involuntary (1:38) A series of edgy comic vignettes, all taking place on one Swedish summer’s eve. O It’s Complicated (1:54) Meryl Streep as a happily divorced mother of three who enters into an affair with ex-hubby Alec Baldwin; dashing Steve Martin complicates matters. O Leap Year (1:37) Amy Adams chases hapless boyfriend Matthew Goode to Dublin where, by tradition, a man must accept when a woman proposes marriage on February 29. O Legion (1:44) Finally fed up with us Earthlings, God puts the Apocalypse in motion…but Paul Bettany has other plans. O Letters to Father Jacob (1:14) A blind Finnish pastor helps redeem a tough-talking ex-con. O The Lovely Bones (2:19) The Alice Sebold bestseller hits the big screen with Saoirse Ronan as a murdered phantom watching over killer and bereaved family alike; Peter Jackson directs. O Me and Orson Welles (1:54) A wannabe actor grows up fast when he lands a role in Orson

Welles’ landmark 1937 Broadway production of Julius Caesar and falls under the wunderkind’s larger-than-life spell. O The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (4:05) Bizet’s sexy saga of a saucy, spirited señorita is presented live from New York in glorious bigscreen high definition. O National Theatre Live: Nation (3:30) Live from London’s National Theatre it’s Terry Pratchett’s tale of two teens, one an orphaned Polynesian, the other a shipwrecked Brit, and the bond they forge on a remote island. O A Prairie Home Companion Live With Garrison Keillor (2:00) Live from Lake Wobegon, it’s an evening of comedy, music, Minnesota mayhem and special guest Elvis Costello. O The Princess and the Frog (1:35) Disney’s first hand-drawn cartoon in half a decade transports the Grimm fairy tale to New Orleans’ rollicking French Quarter of the 1920s. O Rekjavik-Rotterdam (1:28) Crime thriller about an Icelandic smuggler who tries to reform until he’s tempted by one last score. O Samson and Delilah (1:41) Australian drama about two young aborigines who flee the Outback after one is framed for murder. O Sherlock Holmes (2:14) The super-sleuth is back in the form of a karate-chopping, lascivious Robert Downey Jr.; Jude Law is Dr. Watson. O A Single Man (1:39) A day in the life of a gay man dealing with the death of his partner and, oh yeah, the Cuban Missile Crisis. O The Spy Next Door (1:32) Retired CIA agent Jackie Chan takes on one last mission: protecting his fiancee’s three rambunctious kids from clueless terrorists. O Terribly Happy (1:45) A tough Danish cop finds himself in a remote village simply teeming with secrets, lies and dead bodies. O The Tooth Fairy (1:42) Dwayne Johnson as a tough, mean hockey player who atones for his sins by working out the week as a tutu’d tooth fairy; Ashley Judd costars?!? O Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (1:20) Peter Esmonde’s documentary takes a long and admiring look at the iconoclastic artist, inventor and musician. O Up in the Air (1:49) Jason Reitman’s quirky comedy stars George Clooney as a corporate hatchet man who finds true love with a fellow frequent flyer. O Waiting for Guffman (1:24) Christopher Guest mockumentary about a vivacious if minimally talented theater director and his latest project: a Missouri town’s multimedia anniversary pageant. O When in Rome (1:31) Lovelorn Kristen Bell heads for sunny Italy and in no time attracts a bevy of suitors…a few of them fairly normal. O The White Ribbon (2:24) The choristers in a small German village are beset by a series of unexplained (perhaps vindictive?) “accidents.” O White Wedding (1:33) A young South African couple head for the altar despite domineering in-laws, sexy exes and other roadblocks, literal and otherwise. O Winter in Wartime (1:43) A young boy in Nazi-occupied Holland comes of age when a downed British pilot enters his life. O The Young Victoria (1:44) Emily Blunt as the 19th-century monarch in the early years of her reign. O Youth in Revolt (1:30) A plaintive high school senior (Michael Cera) does his damnedest to lose his cursed virginity in the wake of his parents’ breakup.

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›› MOViE TiMES NA Prairie Home Companion Live with Garrison Keillor (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Thu 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 8 A Single Man (R) ++++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Sun 12:05, 2:35, 5:05 Mon- Tue 12:05, 2:35, 5:05 WedThu 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:40 NAbout Elly (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Tue 6:30 NAfghan Star (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30 Tue 9 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (G) Century Northgate 15: 12:20, 2:35, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 An Education (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: 6:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 6:30 Avatar (PG-13) +++ Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:30, 3:10, 7, 10:35 Thu 11:30, 3:10, 7 Century Northgate 15: 4:55, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 3:20, 7, 10:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 3:15, 6:30, 9:40 Sat 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:40 Sun 12, 3:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 3:15, 6:30 NBackyard (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 The Blind Side (PG-13) ++ Century Northgate 15: 1:05, 4, 6:55, 9:45 NBold and Fresh Tour: O’Reilly and Beck Live (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Sat 5 Tue 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Tue 8 The Book of Eli (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 10:40, 1:25, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Sun-Thu 10:40, 1:25, 4:10, 7:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Broken Embraces (R) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri- Sun 3:45, 8:35 MonThu 8:35 NChameleon (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Mon 6:30 Crazy Heart (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Sun 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Mon-Thu 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:35, 10 Sat 2:30, 5, 7:35, 10 Sun 2:30, 5, 7:35 Mon-Thu 5, 7:35 NDawson, Isla 10 (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 4:30 NEdge of Darkness (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 10:45, 11:45, 12:55, 1:30, 2:45, 4:20, 5:35, 7:15, 8:30, 10:05 Sun-Thu 10:45, 11:45, 12:55, 1:30, 2:45, 4:20, 5:35, 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres:

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Fri-Sat 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05 Sun-Thu 2:20, 4:50, 7:25 Extraordinary Measures (PG) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:55, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 2:15, 4:45, 7:40, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:30, 9:55 Sun 4:30 Mon-Thu 4:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 7, 9:30 Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:30 Sun 1:15, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 NFish Tank (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 6:45, 9:15 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9:15 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:15 NInvoluntary (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 8:45 It’s Complicated (R) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:20, 10:15 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Century Regency 6: Fri 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15 Sat 10:50, 1:40, 10:15 Sun-Tue 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 Wed 10:50, 1:40 Thu 10:50, 1:40, 4:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sun 2, 4:40, 7:15 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7:15 Leap Year (PG) 1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10 Legion (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 8, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 NLetters to Father Jacob (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 4:30 The Lovely Bones (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 4, 9:45 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 7 SatSun 1:35, 7 Mon-Thu 7:20 Me and Orson Welles (PG-13) +++1/2 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 5:30 Sun, Thu 3 The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 NNational Theatre Live: Nation (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 1:30 Thu 6:30 The Princess and the Frog (G) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50 NRekjavik-Rotterdam (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Mon 8:45 NSamson and Delilah (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 8:30 Sun 9:15 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza:

New Movies This Week 1:05, 3:55, 6:55, 9:50 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 8 Sun 5:30 Thu 9:15 The Spy Next Door (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 NTerribly Happy (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 6:30 Tooth Fairy (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2:10, 4:30, 7 Mon-Thu 2:10, 4:30, 7 NTrimpin: The Sound of Invention (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: WedThu 6:45, 9 (filmmaker Peter Esmonde in person) Up in the Air (R) +++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:40, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 2:50, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:30, 7 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Sat 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Sun 2, 4:40, 7:20 Mon-Thu 5:10, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2:30, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Sat 12:05, 2:30, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Sun 12:05, 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 Mon-Thu 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 6:50, 9:20 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 6:50, 9:20 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 6:50 MonThu 4:15, 6:50 NWaiting for Guffman (R) ++++ Rafael Film Center: Sun 2 (actor Fred Willard in person) NWhen in Rome (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 12:30, 1:55, 3, 4:20, 5:15, 6:50, 7:45, 9:05, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 6:40, 9 Sat 2, 4:30, 6:40, 9 Sun 2, 4:30, 6:40 Mon-Thu 4:30, 6:40 The White Ribbon (R) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sun 2:45, 5:45, 8:40 Mon 5:45, 8:40 Tue, Thu 4:30 Wed 3 NWhite Wedding (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 6:30 NWinter in Wartime (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 2 The Young Victoria (PG) +++1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 1:45, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 1:45, 4:20, 7:10 Mon-Thu 5, 7:30 Youth in Revolt (R) +++ Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:45

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules.

›› THEATERS CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 800-326-3264 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon • 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael • 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda • 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264

Comic icon Fred Willard introduces his magnum opus ‘Waiting for Guffman’ Sunday afternoon at the Rafael.

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Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin..

Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks with more important event information. ‘‘ pacificsun.com/sundial

Through 02/12: Marin Music Chest accepting scholarship applications The Marin Music Chest has launched its annual scholarship program for Marin County students studying classical music. Go to www.marinmusicchest.org for application information. Free. Marin Music Chest, P.O. Box 468, Ross. 892-9731. www. marinmusicchest.org

Live music 01/29: Jonathan Korty and Friends Rock. 8:30pm. $10. Club 101, 815 W. Francisco, San Rafael. 606-7435. www.localmusicvibe.com 01/29: Natasha James Country songstress. 8:30pm. $10-12. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Ranceria Road, Nicasio. www.ranchonicasio.com 01/29: The English Beat Ska. 8pm. $25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 01/30: Gayle Schmitt and Friends 2-4pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 01/30 Jon Rubin Group Acoustic fusion. 7-10pm. Saylor’s, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 01/30: Stinson Beach Boogie With the Eldon Brown Band. All ages. Swing Lesson (7:30pm.) included with cover. 7:30pm. $10, $3 under 18. Stinson Beach Community Center, 32 Belvedere Ave., Stinson Beach. 868-0347.

01/31: Bonnie Hayes and the Copasetic Trio With Tim Eschliman and Kevin Hayes. 5pm. Free. Station House Cafe, 11180 State Route One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1515. www.stationhousecafe.com 01/31: Help for Haiti Youth Benefit Bay Area musicians and performers from five different schools come together to raise funds for relief efforts in Haiti. 2-4:30pm. $20, donations. Mill Valley Masonic, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 888-8410. 01/31: Jeb Brady Band In the Bar. 4pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

01/30:Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Annual winter party. 8:30pm. $15. Rancho

Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 02/02: Swing Fever Big band hits. 7-10pm Free. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 02/03: Buddy Owen Rock/blues. 6pm. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com. 02/03: Compared to What Jazz, funk. 7-10pm. Free. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

02/04: Lorin Rowan and Doug Harman Vocals, guitar; cello. Original and well known music. 7-10pm. Free. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 02/05: Midnite St. Croix reggae band, 9pm. $30. Mill Valley Masonic Center, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com 02/05: Ron Thompson Blues in the bar. 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 02/05: Tommy O’detto As part of elswhere gallery opening event. 6-9pm. Free. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 747-8696. Sundays: Caroline Dahl Boogie-woogie piano. 11am-1:30pm. Free. Mama’s Royal Cafe, 387 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-2361.

Concerts 01/29: American Bach Soloists Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.” 8pm. $18-45. St. Stephen’s Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere.

Jay Alexander will reveal where he hides his rabbit, Jan. 31 at Marin Center. 621-7900. www.americanbach.org

01/30: Grandpa Banana CD release with a founding member of the Youngbloods. 8-11pm. $15. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org/artsevents/centerevents.html (or www.sgvcc.org)

01/30: Lucy Kaplansky with Nina Gerber Hosted by Schaef-Abel Productions. Precise direction to venue supplied with tickets. 8pm. $25. Studio E, Schaeffer Lane, Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.com 01/31 and 02/02: Marin Symphony Alasdair Neale conducts Brahms’“Violin Concerto.” Vadim Gluzmam, violin; Mozart’s “Requiem.” With the Marin Symphony Chorus. 7:30pm. $29-70. Students half price. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marinsymphony.org

Dance 01/31: RoCo Dance Fitness Fairfax Grand Opening Celebration Sample adult classes, including zumba, capoeria, hip-hop, and modern, interspersed with dance performances. 9am-4pm. Free. RoCo Dance & Fitness, 56 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 388-6786. www.rocodance. com/grandopening.gif

Theater/Auditions 01/30: 2010 Mountain Play Auditions Mountain Play Association open auditions for production of “Guys & Dolls.” Application forms & rehearsal schedule at www.mountainplay.org. 9pm. Free. College of Marin Fine Arts Building, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 383-1100. www. MountainPlay.org 01/31:‘The King and I’ Stapleton Theatre Company presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King & I,” directed by Billie Cox and accompanied by a

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The continuance of checkered skanking

Those of us who were around to experience the mod revival of the early ‘80s knew all too well the importance of a good pair of docs (Doc Marten boots), a bomber (flight jacket) and some braces (suspenders) when skankin’ (dancing) at a ska show. The Beat rose out of the 2Tone wave of late ‘70s Brit-punk ska, which Despite the far-reaching included the Specials, Madness and the Selecter. influence of the music and styles of that time, only a few of the most popular ska bands were able to transcend their upbeat pop-punk-reggae-soul sound into the ever-evolving music of the following decades. THE ENGLISH BEAT, from Birmingham, England, was definitely at the top of that list, with band members who went on to form hit-making‘90s bands Fine Young Cannibals and General Public. Thankfully, founding member Dave Wakeling is keeping the Beat alive with a new touring band playing the hits of The Beat (“Mirror in the Bathroom,”“Save it for Later” and “I Confess,” among others), General Public (“Tenderness,” “So Hot You’re Cool,” etc.) and some new songs. Scooters strongly encouraged—and don’t forget your pork pie! 8pm Jan. 29 at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.Tickets & info: Call 415/333-9600 or visit online at www.142throckmortontheatre.org.— Samantha Campos Marin audiences will feel right at home with ‘Sunlight,’ a play about college-faculty betrayals and infighting. 28 PACIFIC SUN JANUARY 29– FEBRUARY 4, 2010

live orchestra. 7:30pm. $14-20. The Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 454-5759. www. stapletontheatreco.org 02/05:‘These Are Not All My Children.’ Murder mystery dinner theater. Feb 5-6, 12 and 13. 6:30-9:30pm. $2, includes dinner. Tam Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

Through 02/03:‘Wretch Like Me: A Totally Righteous One-Sinner Show’ North Bay writer David Templeton’s comedic solo show. 7:30pm. $15-18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org Through 02/14:‘The Miser’ The Ross Valley Players presents the comedy by Moliere. 8pm Fri.Sat; 2pm Sun; 7:30pm Thur. $15-25. Ross Valley Players’ Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com Through 02/14:‘Sunlight’ Written by Sharr White. Directed by Jasson Minadakis. 8pm Tue., Thur-Sat; 7:30pm Wed. 7pm Sun. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

Through 1/30: Margie Belrose in her ‘Tid Bits’ Dinner Theatre comedy show with audience participation. Reservations recommended. 6pm. $20 Belrose Dinner Theatre, 1415 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 454-6422. www.thebelrose.com

Comedy 01/30: Caylia Chaiken: The Date Whisperer Comedic dating advice and a few songs. Live jazz with the Max Perkoff Trio. 8pm. $20. Showcase Theater, Marin Center, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. 01/31: Jay Alexander Magician/comedian. 2 and 5pm. $20. Marin Center, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marincenter.com.

Art 01/31: Painting Workshop “Get Ready to Paint” class for beginners. Noon-3pm. $45. Riley’s Art Supply, 1138 Fourth St., San Rafael. 312-9757. www.rileystreet.com 02/02-02/25: 'California Landscapes' Eric

Weinberg, photography. City Hall Chamber Gallery, 26 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4033.

02/05-02/21:‘Artists for Awareness Goes Red’ Opening reception Feb. 5th 6-8pm. Free. Northbay ArtWorks, 7049 Redwood Blvd., Novato. 302-6679. www.goredforwomen.org

02/05-03/03:‘The Same Place Where Dreams Come From’ New works by Josie Grant and Jane Zich. Opening Reception Feb 5, 6-9pm Live music withTommy O’detto. 11am-6pm. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 747-8696. www.elsewhere.com Through 01/30:‘For Paint’s Sake’ New paintings by Leslie Allen. Donna Seager Gallery, 851 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4229. www.donnaseagergallery.com/ Through 01/30:‘Mona and Vincent’ Charles Ballinger’ paintings along with select paintings of Mona and Vincent. Free. The Depot Bookstore and Cafe, 87 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 383-7012. www.depotbookstore.com

Through 01/31: Marin Art Festival Call for Artists Now accepting applications for their 14th

The images of Eric Weinberg will flow into the City Hall Chamber Gallery in February.

annual event. Applications can be downloaded from www.marinartfestival.com or by calling 388-0151. Submission deadline Jan. 31. Lagoon Park, Armory Dr., San Rafael. 388-0151. www.marinartfestival.com

Cohen’ Paintings. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works

Through 02/02:‘Intimate Spaces Third Movement’ Works by “Small Works” juried exhibit winners Gerald Kotler, Katherine Lewis and Brenda Cariati. 11am-6pm. Free. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 747-8696.

Through 02/07:‘Exploring Contemporary Printmaking’ Juried exhibition with Karin Breuer from FAMSF. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www. marinmoca.org

Through 02/07: Samuelle Richardson Exhibit “Alphabet City” Gouache and acrylic paintings. Free. Hamilton Gallery, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org

Through 02/14: 25th Annual January Juried Exhibit Art critic Kenneth Baker juries this exhibition. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes. 663-1347. www. galleryrouteone.org

Through 02/26:‘Ebullient: The Art of Harry

Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org/

Through 02/27: Leah Schwartz Exhibit Retrospective art show. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

Through 02/28:‘A Thousand Years of Southwestern Pottery’ Pottery exhibit. Traditions born centuries ago still live in this vital art form. Tue.-Sat. Noon-4pm. $5. Marin Museum of the American Indian, 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato. 8974064. www.marinindian.com Through 02/28: Linda Larsen Exhibit Landscape oil paintings. 8am-9:30pm. Free. Two Bird Cafe, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. www.lindalarsenartist.com

Through 03/04: ImageMovers Digital Employee Art Show “Counterpoint.” Exhibit featuring paintings, drawings, collage and photography. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing # 200, Novato. 448-0362. www.marinarts.org Through 03/07: New Exhibitions “Coyote, Deer and Gold: Karen & Malcolm Whyte Collection

of Contemporary American Indian Art in California”“Ilka Hartmann.” Photography. “Marna Clarke.” Coastal Marin artist. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org

Through 03/25: Annual Marin Arts Council Members’ Exhibit Annual art exhibit featuring a variety of works by member artists including mixed media, paintings, sculpture and photography. 9am5pm. Free. Marin County Civic Center, 1st and 3rd Floor Galleries, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 329, San Rafael. 499-8350, Ext. 362. www.marinarts.org

Talks/Lectures 01/29: Soulshaping Lecture Using his personal story as inspiration Jeff Brown, author of “Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation,” will discuss how he quit his job, changed his path and transformed his life. 7:30pm. Free. Open Secret, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. www.opensecretbookstore.com 02/04: Joan Ryan Award-winning writer Joan Ryan will discuss “The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son and Their Second Chance.” 1-3pm.

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Noticing the sudden presence of red velvet,pink satin,chocolate hearts and frilly things everywhere? Yep, it’s that time of year again—when even happy, sane couples who swear off the commercialization of V-Day still succumb to a candlelit dinner and a long-stem rose made out of a lacey G-string; and freewheelin’ singles publicly applaud their unencumbered-ness while secretly pining for a “better half.” Fear not, ye lovestruck and love-stuck—and meet CAYLIA CHAIKEN: THE DATE WHISPERER,“a woman on a mission to pave the way for romance for the dating challenged.”Through hilarious tales and swooning tunes (as accompanied by the Max Perkoff Trio), she’ll recount that jubilant journey through the world of modern dating that most of us have had the pleasure of experiencing—some more than others. Ages 18 and up only. 8pm Jan. 30 at Marin Showcase Theatre, Marin Center, San Rafael. Tickets: Call 415/499-6800 or visit the Marin Center Box Office at the Marin Veterans’Memorial Auditorium. Info:Visit www.chaikenmusic.com.—SC Bonnie Hayes is promising a little ‘good clean fun’ this Sunday at the Station House Cafe in Point Reyes. JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 4, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 29

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Readings 01/29: Ethan Watters The journalist presents

What You Will Find in Our Schools: Primary Caregiving At our schools, children stay with their primary caregiver for the duration of time at the school, anywhere from 3-4 years. Reggio Emilia-Inspired Work Through observations, discussions, and režection, teachers follow the emergent theories children have of their world.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 01/30: Elizabeth Kostova The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Swan Thieves.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 01/30: Spoken Out #26 With Grace Grafton and Rich â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mistyâ&#x20AC;? Mertes. Poetry open mic to follow. 4-6pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St., San Rafael. 482-0550. 01/30: Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows The authors talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 01/31: Glynis McCants McCants talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love By the Numbers.â&#x20AC;? 2pm Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 02/01: Susan Piver Piver discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wisdom of a Broken Heart: An Uncommon Guide to Healing, Insight, and Love.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com

02/02: One Book One Marin Celebration Celebration of Michael Chabonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pulitzer Prize winning novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

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Editor John Freeman discusses Granta 109: Work. This new issue of Granta lays bare the intrinsic link between work and identity. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 02/04: Phillip Meyer The author talks about his highly acclaimed debut novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Rust.â&#x20AC;? Free Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events Through 02/02: For Your Consideration Oscar submissions from around the world. This is a rare opportunity to view some highly acclaimed works in international cinema, many of which are not yet slated for US distribution. $5.50-10. Smith

Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. www.cafilm.org 01/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A play simulcast in HD from London about a parallel world in 1860, where two teenagers are thrown together by a tsunami. 1:30-4pm. $24-30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.larktheater.net 01/31: An Afternoon with Fred Willard Legendary funnyman Fred Willard, presenting and discussing the classic mockumentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waiting for Guffman.â&#x20AC;? 2pm $5.50-10. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. www.cafilm.org 02/01: Monday Night at the Movies â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lone Star.â&#x20AC;? (1996) Written and directed by John Sayles. Starring Kris Kristofferson and Chris Cooper. 7:15pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

02/02: Tiburon International Film Festival â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Search of Beethoven.â&#x20AC;? Addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate. 6-8:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/

Community Events (Misc.) 01/29: Gem Faire Noon-7pm Fri.; 10am-6pm Sat.; 10am-5pm Sun. Fine jewelry, gems, beads, minerals and more. Classes and demos throughout the weekend. $5. Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 503-252-8300. www.gemfaire.com 01/30: Trekking the Model Join a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre operating hydraulic model of the SF Bay and Delta. 1:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/ 02/02: Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Issues The Desalinization Initiative, Marin Clean Energy,and pesticide spraying will be discussed by Larry Rose, Megan Madsen and Paul Apffel. 7-9pm. Free. Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 488-9037. 02/03: Marin Coalition Luncheon With Norman Solomon and Peter Buxton, who will speak about the Afghan war. Reservations required. 11:30am. $18. Chalet Basque, 405 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 454-8877. www.marincoalition. com

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122717 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LAUREL BURCH ARTWORKS, 300 POPLAR STREET, #9, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; ROGUE RIVER TRADING COMPANY, 300 POPLAR STREET, #9, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JUAQUIM BURCH, 300 POPLAR STREET, #9, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 10, 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on Deceber 18, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122835 The following individual is doing business as NATHAN BALLARD COMMUNICATIONS, 938 GREENHILL ROAD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: NATHAN BALLARD, 938 GREENHILL ROAD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122839 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROMAN GELATO, 383 PINEHILL ROAD, APT. D, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RICK HOLMES, 383 PINEHILL ROAD, APT. D, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122843 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ARUN THAI RESTAURANT, 385 BEL MARIN KEYS BOULEVARD, NOVATO, CA 94949: ARUN OUNEKLAP, 1506 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94703; MANISARA CHOKMOWH, 1506 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94703. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under

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by Ly n d a R ay ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Friday evening’s romantic full Moon in Leo links up with your ruler, sexy Mars. If you’re looking for love, this is your night. Already attached? You know what to do. Meantime, an authority figure is trying to prevent you from pursuing your ideal existence. Nothing annoys an Aries more than someone telling you how to run your life—but anger will only hurt your chances. Work on building your resources and by March, you’ll be ready to charge full steam ahead. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Expect a certain amount of emotional turmoil over the weekend. It’s unlikely that you will be patient or objective, so avoid topics that push buttons. After the weekend, you are in control and more logical, allowing you to reopen any closed lines of communication. While you are particularly hardworking, one of your co-workers is not supportive. Make sure you don’t get sabotaged. Copyright and save everything—except any emails complaining about your job... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Perhaps you can blame it on the loony full Moon, but you are prone to making an outburst over the weekend that lands you in hot water. Try to stay calm, cool and collected. On Tuesday, you feel creative, but you regret that there is no time to pursue this. Patience is required. Wait 10 days and try again. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Your moods can change rapidly, but your basic persona is sensitive and nurturing. This weekend that’s hidden behind the flamboyant energies of a full Moon in dramatic Leo. Embrace the opportunity to take center stage—you can be shy again on Monday. As for Groundhog Day, the moon gets entangled in the karmic battle between Saturn and Pluto. You can’t be blamed for feeling like running away and hiding. LEO (July 22 - August 22) You need major understanding over the weekend when you are likely to be overly emotional and touchy. Fortunately, lovable Venus and your ruler, the playful Sun, are trying to help. After the weekend, a power struggle could cause disagreements on the job. Step back and smile. You know what they say about honey vs. vinegar? You definitely want to be the honey. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) The financial sector of your chart takes a hit this week, as controlling Pluto doesn’t want to reward you for your hard work. Since your ruler (clever Mercury) remains in the ambitious sign of Capricorn, chances are that he will provide a way out of this dilemma. Include pleasurable activities to balance out the energies in your chart. If your choice is to work late or go out with your pals, choose the latter. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) You may want to delay any important decisions Friday since you’ll have a hard time separating the desires of your heart from your practical needs. Important notice: If you haven’t radically renovated your daily lifestyle in the last six years, you still have time, but you need to get started. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck doing the same old routines for the rest of your life. This could get dull, yes? SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The Moon in the evasive sign of Cancer on Thursday works well with you secretive types—you can sidestep issues you’d rather not deal with. Over the weekend, the full Moon draws attention to your career and reputation while the Sun demands that you take care of any problems with your home and family. In better news, your creative talents continue to expand. If everything else becomes too bothersome, focus on your art. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) This is the week you’re finally able to take care of all your neglected correspondence. Guilt and nostalgia combine to remind you of how much you miss your faraway friends. (Even the rare Sagittarian who doesn’t travel still has an address book full of foreign acquaintances.) Meantime, if you’ve borrowed money or resources from a pal, it is time to return the goods or risk losing the friend. Send a check along with that nice long letter. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can’t hurt a Cap. Your mind is geared up to figure things out and put the pieces of the puzzle together. You may have to keep your findings private, as you are likely to discover something that could be damaging to someone’s reputation. In other words, once your curiosity is satisfied, smile inwardly and move on to the next mystery. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Feeling conflicted? The Sun in your sign brings strength and confidence in your individuality. The full Moon in your opposite sign of Leo over the weekend magnifies the conflict between needing your “space” and wanting to be close to your mate. The remainder of the week enhances your intuition and allows you great insight into the “unconscious” motivations within your intimate relationships. The world still needs you to save it from greed, but not this week. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Being ruled by imaginative Neptune has its pros and cons. The pros enhance your creative endeavors. The cons can wreak havoc on your peace of mind as you start to imagine worst-case scenarios that rival Nightmare on Elm Street in ghoulish disasters. Relax and stop worrying. Fortunate Jupiter in your sign will ultimately bring you good luck and abundance. All you need right now is a little faith. < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 34 PACIFIC SUN JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 4, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122781 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HELIOGIRAFFE, 227 SANTA MARGARITA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; LACY T. TAYLOR CONSULTING, 227 SANTA MARGARITA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LACY T. TAYLOR, 227 SANTA MARGARITA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. These businesses are being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 29, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 29, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122757 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CK ELECTRIC, 530 ALAMEDA DEL PRADO, SUITE 123, NOVATO, CA 94949: STEPHEN J. KAVANAGH, 54 MANZANITA AVENUE, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 31, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 24, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122840 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DHS TRUCKING, 35 PARK CIRCLE, MARIN CITY, CA 94965: DUANE H. SMITH, 35 PARK CIRCLE, MARIN CITY, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122857 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JPJL, 59 SUNRISE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JILL VALENTI, 59 SUNRISE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; PAUL VALENTI, 59 SUNRISE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 5, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122873 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INTERNATIONAL EXPORT CO., 14 AZALEA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: KENNETH L. MACKEY, 14 AZALEA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122844 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as APPLIANCE TECHS OF MARIN, 2015 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MICHAEL A. DURAN, 2015 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; NANCY WILLIAMS DURAN, 2015 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a husband and wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein January 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304142 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): MILL VALLEY HOTEL, 160 SHORELINE HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. FILED IN MARIN COUNTY ON: April 5, 2007. UNDER FILE NO. 113091. REGISTRANTâ ™S NAME(S): Mill Valley Hotel, LLC, 125 EAST SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SUITE #200, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability

Company. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Pacific Sun: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122826 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LARKSPUR HOTEL - MILL VALLEY, 160 SHORELINE HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MILL VALLEY HOTEL, LLC, 125 EAST SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SUITE #200, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 6, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122914 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GREENHOME5, 19 BERNARD STREET, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: KENNETH I. BROOKS, 19 BERNARD STREET, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122931 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as J & J SPA, 807-A FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SITU BIYU, 4 ANDREAS COURT, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 14, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122881 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NOVATO 76 BRAKES, ALIGNMENT & MUFFLERS, 7417 REDWOOD BOULEVARD, NOVATO, CA 94945: EVER F. GONZALES, 15 ROMAR COURT, APT. D, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122880 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAN RAFAEL 76 AUTOMOTIVE, 360 THIRD STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EVER F. GONZALEZ, 15 ROMAR COURT, APT. D, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122859 The following individual is doing business as PELOTON PRODUCTIONS, 680 SUMMIT AVENUE, MILL VALLEY: KRISTI DENTON COHEN, 680 SUMMIT AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein in 1998. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122871 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KENSU PRECIOUS, 697 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: KENDRA JAHN, 697 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960; LORENZO VASSALLO, 697 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122790 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RED, 8 FOX LANE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: LESLIE HARARI, 8 FOX LANE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County

Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 30, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122956 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MILL VALLEY TOWING, 18 LA GOMA STREET, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: OSCAR VELAZQUEZ, 291 PLAYA DEL REY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 18, 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010122819 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VOYAGER VAULT, 74 DOMINGA AVENUE, FAIRFAX, CA 94903: DALE L. DERRY, 74 DOMINGA AVENUE, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 4, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122893 The following individual is doing business as TAMALPAIS HARDWOOD FLOORS, 1133 EAST FRANCISCO BOULEVARD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DERMOT COOGAN, 1133 EAST FRANCISCO BOULEVARD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein in 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123026 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INSTITUTE FOR ESOGETIC COLORPUNCTURE, 1408 FOURTH STREET, UNIT 21, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROSEMARY BOURNE, 261 PLAYA DEL REY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 25, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122965 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TJ’S GYM/CROSSFIT SAN RAFAEL, 2240 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TJ’S GYM, LLC, 2240 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a limited liability partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in April 2007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5,12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122964 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TJ’S GYM/CROSSFIT CORTE MADERA, 200 TAMAL PLAZA, SUITE 514, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: TJ’S GYM, LLC, 2240 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a limited liability partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in May 2008. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5,12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122966 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TJ’S GYM/CROSSFIT NOVATO, 7427 REDWOOD BOULEVARD, SUITE B, NOVATO, CA 94949: TJ’S GYM NOVATO, LLC, 7427 REDWOOD BOULEVARD, SUITE B, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5,12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123041 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as A & A HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES, 727 MONARCH COURT, RICHMOND, CA 94806: ALEX SANTAMARIA, 727 MONARCH

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 34 COURT, RICHMOND, CA 94806; ARISBEL MORIN, 727 MONARCH COURT, RICHMOND, CA 94806. This business is being conducted by co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 25, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122997 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COACHING COMMITMENTS, 1000 BAYHILLS DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: HEATHER BOWKER, 1000 BAYHILLS DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 28, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010123024 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MONEY TOUCH, 536 D STREET, UNIT B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TINA N. MARSHALL, 536 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 22, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122986 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FERNRAY PUBLISHING, 187 WEST BLITHEDALE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ANITA GARNER, 187 WEST BLITHEDALE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in 2004. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123052 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as I HATE DIRT, 103 LEHMAN LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JUDY KEYDOMINGUEZ, 103 LEHMAN LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; MANUEL DOMINGUEZ, 103 LEHMAN LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a Husband & Wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 2010)

997 All Other Legals SUMMONS - FAMILY LAW (Citacion Judicial-Derecho de Familia) Case Number (Numero del Caso): FL 09-2260. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso al Demandado): MARCELO RAHMEIER: You are being sued. A usted le estan demandando. PETITIONER’S NAME IS (El nombre del demandante es): CANDEE BRIGGS. You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. (Tiene 30 dð©as corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacié n y Peticié n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 é FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefé nica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar é rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutencié n, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacié n, pida al secretario un formulario de exencié n de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pé ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacié n para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda

de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.) NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las é rdenes de restriccié n que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cé nyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticié n, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras é rdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas é rdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutencié n, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticié n de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccié n de la corte son): YOLO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, YOLO SUPERIOR COURT, 725 COURT STREET, ROOM 103, WOODLAND, CA 95695. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitionerâ ™s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccié n y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): CANDEE BRIGGS, 24909 COUNTY ROAD #29, WINTERS, CA 95694; (530) 795-1695. Date (Fecha): December 8, 2009. Deputy (Asistente): James B. Perry by C. LAU. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza) as an individual (a usted como individuo.). (Pacific Sun: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JUDY ANN LOBREE. Case No. PR-1000166. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JUDY ANN LOBREE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: LYNN LOBREE in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LYNN LOBREE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 22, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept.: L, Room: L, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: LINDA J. HEADRICK (SBN#: 80171), 33484 ALVARADO NILES ROAD, UNION CITY, CA 94587. (510) 3248567. (Publication Dates: January 22, 29; February 5, 2010)

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): PC 20090600 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): STEVEN DANIEL STEIN, SUSIE CORL aka SUSAN CORL, BANK OF AMERICA, AND DOES 1 THROUGH 100, INCLUSIVE: YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The courtâ ™s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escucher su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tienne 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California. (www.sucorte. ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacié n de $10,000 é más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesié n de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es) El Dorado County Superior Court, 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante es): William E. Barnes, (094791), Law Offices Of William E. Barnes, 1730 â œIâ ù Street, Suite 240, Sacramento, CA 95811-3017 (916) 4414007. Date (Fecha): September 24, 2009 /s/ Clerk (Secretario): by, C. DeRenne, Deputy Clerk (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2010)

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I’m seriously considering breast augmentation. I had nice boobs (Cs) 60 pounds ago. I really miss them. My boyfriend says not to get implants for him; he likes me as I am. I’m doing this for me. I’m tired of bras that don’t fit, and I really want a bikini-worthy bod. What do men think of implants? I’m not talking about going majorly top-heavy; I just want balance.—Deflated

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To your credit, you aren’t hoping to achieve “balance” by having a couple of bowling balls inserted. It’s understandable, after weight training and Weight Watcher-ing yourself down to where you can wear a bikini instead of using it for an eye shield, that you’d like to fill it with “nice boobs.” According to hundreds of comments from men on my blog and elsewhere, those are probably the ones you have, even if they are on the small side. The consensus? Bought breasts tend to feel hard and unnatural, and (eeuw!) a bit cold to the touch. Sure, some guys love big honkers so much they don’t mind if they’re fake. And, even guys who don’t like fake’uns will tell you they can look pretty boobtacular in a sweater. But, when they’re naked or peeking out from triangles of Lycra, they tend to look freaky and make guys wonder what’s wrong with you that you felt compelled to hire somebody to slit you open and insert sandwich baggies of salt water or silicone. How much time, exactly, do you spend in a bikini? Got a day job traveling to convention centers and sitting on top of cars? Is your workstation a greased pole? Keep in mind that all surgery has risks. Just ask the Argentinean model who went under the knife to get a little extra junk in the trunk. Oh, sorry—you can’t because, in the words of her friend Robert Piazza, she’s a woman who “had everything” but “lost her life to have a slightly firmer behind.” You’re unlikely to die getting a little more junk in the top bunk, but you may suffer complications like a buildup of scar tissue, which can cause painful tissue contraction and—whoops!—deformed breasts. Mmmm, sexy! And then, like toupees and car tires, implants eventually need to be replaced. Maybe every 10 years; maybe more often if you’re one of the lucky ones who springs a leak. (Are we having funbags yet?) Given the potential costs of breast augmentation, you might first try bra augmentation. Maybe even see a breast psychic. OK, there’s no such thing, but the little old Eastern European ladies at bra specialty stores come close. You can walk in bundled up like Nanook of the North, and Ludmilla will march over, bark your size at you (the size you really wear, not the size you think you wear), and strap and cup you until you almost believe somebody at the gym turned in what you lost on the treadmill. Still find yourself yearning for a surgeon’s touch? Do your homework, and be sure you can accept the worst-case scenarios; for example, how the advice by flight attendants—“Use caution when opening overhead compartments; objects may shift in flight”—applies to those considering implants, which can also become displaced. In other words, if you buy yourself new boobs, you’re sure to have guys ogling them, but possibly just from the rear.

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I went out with this guy once; then he went away for three weeks, and we emailed and phoned constantly. Last night he took me to dinner, and it was weird and awkward. Should I text him to say “that felt really weird”?—Honest

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Nothing takes the weird and awkward out of dating like sending a guy a typed statement about how weird and awkward you found your date. He’s sure to be inspired to look to the future with you, a la “Are you free Friday around 8? How about you go out with some other guy?” As for your stilted evening, maybe he’s seeing somebody else and feeling guilty; maybe it was hard reconciling the phone you and the in-person you. If he calls again, you might steer your next date to someplace there’s bigger action than the two of you—a hike, an arcade, an intellectual amusement park (aka a museum). If he doesn’t call, you could text him—as if by accident—with one of those form messages that came with your phone. “In a meeting?” Confusing, yes, but a better way to say “Call me!” than “Had a really crappy time. Looking forward to many more crappy times in the future.” < (c), Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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