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Does something smell funny to you about the arguments against Measure F? The NO on F campaign is being less than truthful.

HERE ARE THE FACTS: 1. MEASURE F WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY: There are over $7 million in savings by contracting with Veolia. We know this from the District’s July 15, 2009 evaluation of Veolia’s bid. These numbers have been scrutinized by three independent auditing companies. The opposition’s claims have not.

2. MEASURE F WILL PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT: NSD has experienced 111 spills in the last five years! Veolia was hired to fix this problem. If they don’t, the District can terminate their contract.

3. MEASURE F WILL GUARANTEE NO JOB LOSSES. The 4 NSD employees whose jobs are affected will be guaranteed jobs for 3 years with Veolia—including comparable salary and benefits— and they will be able to remain in the local union. No one will lose his/her job.

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Sutter punched I attended panels regarding Marin General Hospital transitioning from Sutter back to local control the other week at the Marin Center Showcase Theater, which were hosted by state Sen. Leno and state Assemblyman Huffman. Speaker after speaker had little good to say about Sutter, aside from goodbye. One speaker said that Sutter wished to continue to have a positive relationship with Marin General and the county. I take issue with the word “continue.” It feels more like we have been raped and robbed. I wonder what is so positive about that. Sutter Health, not surprisingly, did not bother to show up except for sending Kathleen Graham, the director of public affairs, who blew smoke about how great Sutter was for our community, including this gem: She suggested that the public of Marin County was very well served by Sutter, and that had we continued the relationship, that they would have built us a new hospital, and how could we have a problem with them taking money out, as they claim is their right? Well excuse me, folks. I am not alone with having a huge problem with Sutter stealing over $180 million from our community. You read that right: $180 million, in the last two years. Their actions have been both unconscionable and wrong. Sutter has claimed how much our community has profited from having them here, and how much they have given us. This is not true. As one member of the public commented in open time, it is like an abusive relationship where the abuser tells you how worthless you are. Call me a barbarian, but I firmly believe in honesty, integrity, a firm handshake with a direct look in the eyes. Sutter Health is not an honorable entity and we should boycott it in any form. I hope they go crawl under a rock in the ocean and plug the oil spew, oops! We all know where corporate control of our lives is leading us. Do you trust corporations to have our best interests at heart while they are making record profits and cutting services and safeguards along the way? Small and local is beautiful. Sierra Salin, Fairfax

The vocabulary constabulary In your endorsements issue you characterized Republican candidate for governor Meg Whitman as having long been “disinterested in politics” [“For Those About to Vote, The Grammar Police is We Salute You!” May always on the lookout for 14]. “Disinterested” intransitivity and syntax evasion. is not a more elegant substitute for “uninterested.” “Disinterested” means unbiased, objective, having no personal stake in...

What you probably meant to say was that Meg Whitman was long indifferent to politics. Would that she had remained so. Think of all the wonderful things she might have done for humanity with the millions she is squandering on her quixotic campaign for political office. The Grammar Police, San Anselmo

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Grammar Police. You do fine work on your beat, but I’m afraid we’re going to have to contest this ticket. Our dictionary cites your “unbiased” meaning, but also lists “uninterested” and “indifferent” as synonyms. “This usage,” notes our word source, is “a revival of an obsolete meaning [and] is objected to by some.” We think judge Merriam-Webster would let us off with a warning in this case.

Guess this is what you’d call a mallardprop... The Behind the Sun article about Greg Schelkun [“Check Your Head,” May 21] contained an error regarding the derivation of “quack.” According to Wikipedia and the Online Etymology Among other things, Dictionary the word Edgar Cayce believed that cigarettes were healthy quack derives from the and that Jesus Christ archaic word quackwas the reincarnation salver, of Dutch origin of a man named Amilius (spelled kwakzalver in from the lost continent of contemporary Dutch), Atlantis. meaning “boaster who applies a salve.” In the Middle Ages the word quack meant “shouting.” The quacksalvers sold their wares on the market shouting in a loud voice. Gabriel Farkas, Belvedere

Editor’s Note: Thanks for the astute observation, Gabriel. Yes, the subject of the Behind the Sun article, psychic healer Greg Schelkun, laid out his theory of quack’s origins coming from a Depression-era meeting between psychic Edgar Cayce and a guy named Quackenbush. But Joy Zimmerman, the writer of the 1985 ‘Pac Sun’ story on Schelkun, also made note of the Dutch word quacksalver; her dictionary said it translated to “to cure with home remedies.”

I know why the caged bird doesn’t sing I’m writing in regard to Jessica Green’s letter [“Roadrunner Owners Need Not Be Alarmed,” April 23] in which she calls for the removal of coyotes who are threatening her house cats. Having worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center, I know two things. First, most injured songbirds have been caught by cats. Most died. Second, it is illegal in the state of California to trap and relocate any wild animal. If the presence of coyotes cuts down on bird deaths, in my view, it is a positive outcome. Charlotte Bertram, Sausalito

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Novato–the new Arizona? The clock is ticking for Novato officials debating whether to jump into the fray of one of the nation’s largest issues –illegal immigration.... Schoolyard Bully Politics at Work in San Anselmo A recent event brought to my attention in San Anselmo led to further investigation to determine whether it was isolated or whether there was a pattern... Upfront: Shock and awful When Marin Clean energy flipped the switch May 7 to send electricity flowing to the first community choice aggregation customers in the state, PG&E was ratcheting up its attack on local-power initiatives with a June 8 ballot measure that’s a cynical dagger aimed at the heart of community choice....

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‘Investigative journalism’ takes disturbing turn... Last week’s Single in the Suburbs [“Love thy Neighbors,” May 28] was one of the most pathetic articles the Pacific Sun has published to date. No disrespect to Ms. Silverstein but, really, an article glamorizing peeping on/ speculating about “the neighbors”?? I found this disturbing on a number of levels. Is this the only thing she could find to write about? I mean, do we really care that she is “fascinated with the Walkers”? Why should we care? They are getting exercise!

Peeping in on a neighbor by going down the hill and standing in waist-high weeds? I think this article should have been sent to the Tiburon police for investigation as a stalking case versus receiving a column in the newspaper. Oh, and the promise of peeping in on “the neighborhood hoarder.” Please, spare us! Who cares? Give her a book or movie to review, or a thoughtful retrospective about some meaningful aspects in building community. Karen Popp,San Anselmo

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★ SUN ENDORSEMENTS JUNE 8 PRIMARY U.S. SENATE Democrat: Barbara Boxer Republican:Tom Campbell U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 6 Democrat: Lynn Woolsey Republican: Michael Halliwell GOVERNOR Democrat: Jerry Brown Republican: Steve Poizner LT. GOVERNOR Democrat: Gavin Newsom Republican: Abel Maldonado SECRETARY OF STATE Democrat: Debra Bowen (unopposed) Republican: Damon Dunn

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, DISTRICT 1 Democrat: Betty Yee Republican: Kevin Scott STATE ASSEMBLY Democrat: Jared Huffman Republican: Robert Louis Stephens (unopposed) SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE, OFFICE 3 Paul Haakenson

CONTROLLER Democrat: John Chiang (unopposed) Republican:Tony Strickland

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Gloria Romero

TREASURER Democrat: Bill Lockyer (unopposed) Republican: Mimi Walter (unopposed)

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Mary Jane Burke (unopposed)

ATTORNEY GENERAL Democrat: Kamala Harris Republican:Tom Harman

COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 1 Susan Adams

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Democrat: Dave Jones Republican: Mike Villines

COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5 Judy Arnold (unopposed)

ASSESSOR-RECORDER-CLERK Shelly Scott DISTRICT ATTORNEY Edward Berberian (unopposed) SHERIFF-CORONER Robert Doyle BELVEDERE CITY COUNCIL Thomas Cromwell and Siavash Barmand ROSS TOWN COUNCIL Iris Winey and Carla Small

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Take the money and run Sutter returns keys to MGH—but is it grabbing wallet on way out? by Pe t e r S e i d m a n

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hile the Marin Healthcare District prepares for a smooth transition at midnight June 29 to resume full control of Marin General Hospital, Sutter Health critics continue to say they want Sutter to return money it has transferred from Marin General Hospital (MGH). Even former supporters of Sutter are saying the nonprofit corporation’s policy of transferring money from Marin General to put into a Sutter hospital system kitty leaves them with a bad taste in their mouths. Sutter has maintained that its longstanding practice of pooling resources from its health facilities makes sense when looking at the overall health of its system. But critics say the nonprofit health corporation will have taken about $180 million out of MGH when Sutter hands over the keys. And, according to some critics, the number may be even larger when—and if—the district can come up with a full accounting. The money transfers struck a nerve last year, when information surfaced—during financial disclosures related to the transfer—that the bulk of the cash Sutter withdrew took place since 2006, when the transition schedule was in the making. That also was about the time when questions concerning the governance structure of the hospital and the healthcare district—as well as the money transfer—resulted in a heated election race for three seats on the five-member public board that oversees the district. Two alliances formed, representing

diametrically opposed views of the best future for the hospital. One focused on fighting Sutter as the end result of an effort that wrested control of the hospital from the community and its elected governing board. The other, dubbed the Alliance to Save Our Hospital, posited that in a competitive healthcare environment, aligning with Sutter or a Sutter-like parent was likely the only way to keep the hospital healthy. At a community meeting in May, the Alliance to Save Our Hospital supporters said they felt duped after learning about the large transfers of funds. If, as supporters once claimed, MGH was on shaky financial ground and needed the parental control and financial blessing of a healthcare corporation, why was there so much money to transfer out of the hospital to the Sutter system? The question rankled. And it continues to rankle. The 2006 election put three new members on the district board: Jennifer Rienks, Larry Bedard and James Clever. Rienks came from the camp that was—and remains—highly suspicious of Sutter. Bedard and Clever were closer to a position that recognized the benefits of working with a nonprofit healthcare corporation. They also questioned the Sutter relationship, but didn’t turn their backs on it dogmatically. The post-election change on the board brought an end to the acrimony, accusations and recriminations that generally related to how the hospital ended up under the control of Sutter Health, which has 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Two things in life are certain—IEs and taxes The Marin League of Women Voters has long battled San Rafael political activist Jonathan Frieman over his use of negative campaign mailers, and now he’s hoping to orchestrate another notice that could rile the tax-exempt League—this time from the IRS. Frieman sent a petition to the Internal Revenue Service last week calling for an investigation into whether the League overstepped its tax-exempt boundaries when it“lobbied for legislation”in its push two years ago to get local candidates for office to sign a fair-campaign-practices pledge aimed at curbing negative campaign mailers, or independent expenditures (IEs). Frieman’s petition suggests that in its soliciting of candidates to sign the pledge,“the league inferentially endorsed some candidates—that is, those that supported their so-called voter education effort,”which he believes could be a tax-exempt no-no in the eyes of the IRS. Frieman says the MLWV lobbies against his mailers—which he admits are negative, but insists are fact-based— because they have been successful in defeating candidates the League supports. Calls to the League were not returned as of deadline. In a letter to the Pacific Sun regarding Frieman’s mailers this past October, League president Margy Eller said,“We call on all the candidates for the San Rafael City Council to denounce [Frieman’s recent] mailing piece and any others like it that might surface during this election period. Let’s call an end to negative campaigning in Marin.”—Jason Walsh I bribed the sheriff—but I did not bribe the deputy... Sheriff Bob Doyle thinks he may have dodged a bullet when he quickly returned a $5,000 campaign-donation check from a man who also happened to be seeking a concealed-weapon permit. According to Doyle, at a May 24 lunch at Novato’s Tuscany Grill, Petaluma businessman Bob Reiger—who may be relocating soon to Novato—offered his donation, as well as a passing reference to needing a new gun permit. Soon after, off-duty deputies, who were working the campaign trail for Doyle in Santa Venetia, heard talk that the sheriff was selling gun permits for $5,000 a pop. Doyle smelled the distinct scent of a“set-up”by political opponents who’d like to unseat him as county sheriff in the upcoming June 8 election. Nothing has linked the incident to Doyle’s rival for the position, outgoing County Coroner Ken Holmes. Reiger says the situation is nothing more than an unfortunate mix-up.—JW Novato—the new Arizona? The clock is ticking for Novato officials debating one of the nation’s largest issues—illegal immigration. An ordinance that will require city-contracted businesses to check the legal status of employees is on the table, and the City Council has been allotted one month to pass or refuse the controversial legislation. Citizens are eager to weigh in on the topic themselves, and enough signatures have been collected to create a ballot measure for the November election. However, fiscally strained Novato is wary of the expense of the issue regardless of how it is handled.The city has already begun laying off 20 percent of its workforce and is eliminating $5 million from annual expenditures due to substantial deficits.The cost of the ordinance is currently being investigated, and the city is carefully considering the $50,000 to $70,000 needed to put the initiative on the November ballot.The measure, if passed, would require businesses to confirm employees’immigration status using the online system run by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration, E-Verify.Violators with illegal immigrants in their employ will face a $1,000 fine per offense.—Sarah Strand EXTRA! EXTRA! Post your Marin news at ›› pacificsun.com

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee Dangerously high-strung competitors with overbearing handlers? It’s like the Westminster Kennel Club Show but with kids. ABC. 8pm. I Am Legend Will Smith plays the last living man in New York after civilization is crushed by flesh-eating zombies. But Manhattan is finally affordable. And there’s parking. (2007) TNT. 8pm. Cocaine Nation Like Meth Nation but more expensive and with better clothes. Discovery Channel. 9pm.

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Hip Hop Honors One of the few awards shows where the honorees are wearing jewelry larger than the awards themselves. VH1. 9pm.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 The Man Who Injects Venom Or, as we’d call it, The Man Who Needs a New Hobby.TLC. 8pm. Who Killed the Electric Car? A review of how oil companies and automakers conspired to take the General Motors EV1 off the road. It’s sad, really.This is 2010.We thought we’d be living a Jetson’s lifestyle by now.We want to know“Who Killed the Flying Car?”(2006) Sundance Channel. 8:30pm. Deadliest Warrior Tonight it’s Pirate vs. Knight.We’d advise the knight to attack from the eye patch side. Spike TV. 9pm.

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1. When the first Spanish ship entered the San Francisco Bay in 1775, Lt. Juan Manuel de Ayala named this local landmark Isla de los Angeles. What do we call it? 2. What is the heavenly name for the almond-flavored sponge cake made from flour, sugar and egg whites? 3. Does light travel more quickly through water or through air? 4. BP is the world’s third largest energy company. What are the first two? 5. The top grossing film from 2004, bringing in over $440 million, was not an action film; in fact it was an animated comedy, a sequel. Currently its fourth incarnation is raking in millions once again. What film series is this? 6. Identify these artists named George: 6a. Pictured bottom right: French composer of the opera Carmen 6b. Blue-eyed soul singer and leader of the Culture Club 6c. Pen name of 19th-century female French author Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin 7. At latest count, Britannica has about 46 million, but Wikipedia has over 600 million ... what? 8. What actor directed the film Invictus? 9. Two-man or two-woman beach volleyball was born in the 1920s on the beaches of what city? 10. Which of these snakes is venomous: 10a. California king snake 10b. Desert whipsnake 10c. Speckled rattlesnake BONUS QUESTION: Pictured below left: On her 25th birthday in 1993, this woman inherited $100 million, as stated in her deceased father’s will. Who is she?

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± Marin County Search and Rescue had a busy Memorial Day weekend searching for two lost hikers. A San Rafael man couldn’t find his way off a Mt. Tam trail Sunday evening, calling for help from his cell phone. Less than three hours later, rescuers found the hiker near Alpine Lake. Other than minor cuts, he wasn’t too worse for wear. Searchers were called out again Monday night to look for a missing San Francisco man at Bon Tempe Lake and found him uninjured early Tuesday morning. With two happy endings during one holiday weekend, we think the all-volunteer Search and Rescue team deserves our recognition as Heroes of the Week. We hope we never need them, but it’s good to know they’re ready and able.

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² Berkeley resident Stacy Taylor wasn’t impressed with Marinites this week. While shopping in a Larkspur big-box store that has a pair of “No Dogs” signs posted, she found a dog at her feet and, literally, on her leg. Ms. Taylor asked the woman accompanying the canine to remove him from her leg, informing her that she’s allergic to dogs. “I’m allergic to ugly people,” Pet Woman responded. Even we “furry creature worshipers” know that leg mounting by dogs is bad behavior, however potty mouth by humans is worse. We suggest Pet People bring their dog friends to Marin’s beautiful dog parks and dog trails and stay out of places that don’t desire the company of the four-legged. Then maybe we can all get along. Woof.—Nikki Silverstein

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ready to build a new building, know about architecture.â&#x20AC;? Bedard, fellow board member Hank Simmonds and two members of a transition advisory committee formed a nominating committee for prospective board members. A key subject in the candidate interviews was possible conďŹ&#x201A;icts of interest, a subject that over the decades has arisen in some of the most rancorous debates in the district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the questions I asked was whether the [nominees] would feel comfortable being an ambassador for the community,â&#x20AC;? says Bedard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All said yes.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important because one of the biggest raps against the Sutter governance model was that the operating board was removed from community sight; even though its members included Marin residents, Sutter controlled the makeup of the board. The community outreach that Bedard is talking about is a clear break from the Sutter policy. When the [staggered] terms of the ďŹ rst 10 members of the operating board end, the operating board can re-nominate its own members, who can serve for a total of 12 years. Staggering the terms ensures the terms of all members will not end at the same time. The arrangement is something of a compromise between two contingents that saw very different governance structures for the hospital. One group said the elected public board should have total responsibility for appointing and placing members on the operating board, while the other said that would result in political jockeying to place members on the operating board at the expense of hospital operations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We spent about 14

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long way toward garnering voter approval. Before creating the bond measure, however, the district has to draw up precise plans for the building project, which is expected to cost about $500 million. Two goals guide the project says Friedenberg, whose somewhat awkward title is chief fund and business development ofďŹ cer. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsible for fundraising, business development and government relations, a kind of all-encompassing job. The ďŹ rst goal for the construction project is to meet the new seismic standards. But, adds Friedenberg, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That facility has reached the end of its useful life, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to replace it for reasons other than the seismic issues.â&#x20AC;? Meeting those goals by the state-mandated 2015 wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be easy. It takes about three years to construct a project like the one needed at Marin General. That means the district will most likely go to voters with a bond measure in 2011. Coming to Marin was a logical choice for Friedenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Lee called and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting the band back together,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I said I love Marin, and it looked like a great opportunity to take what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d learned in Mountain View and contribute to the situation here.â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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overeating as conditioned, driven behavior. “I always used to think I was eating to fi ll myself up,” he said. “The fact is fat and riving down the freeway toward his sugar doesn’t fill me up. It stimulates me job, Ken King of San Rafael sees the exit for a fast-food restaurant and feels to eat more.” Kessler dismisses the notion that people overtaken by an uncontrollable urge to turn overeat because they lack willpower. He off and get a milkshake. Even when the milkbelieves people overeat simply in response shake detour makes him late for work, he canto cues, ubiquitous, inescapable cues. Even not restrain himself. The gray-haired King, whose milkshake when he strips his pantry and refrigerator of habit has left him packing about 10 pounds the foods he craves, the cues remain in his San more than he would like, recently came to Francisco home. They pop up on his televithe Osher Marin Jewish Community Cen- sion screen. “There’s a biological reason it’s so hard to ter to listen to Dr. David Kessler speak about resist,” he said. “The emotional core is being how food companies have stacked the deck activated. It stays activated against Americans struguntil all the food is gone. gling to control their diets. We are all wired to focus The author of The End of attention on the most Overeating: Taking Control salient stimuli.” of the Insatiable American A box containing a Appetite, Kessler talked single slice of pizza easily about the triggers that becomes the stimulus. If a keep King pulling off the bear walks into the room, freeway for milkshakes. the pizza slice loses its “The vast majority of potency as a stimulus. But Americans are living in barring a wild animal’s a food carnival,” he told entrance, many of us about 60 people last month struggle to ignore the in San Rafael. “The busiconstant cues nudging us ness plan of the modern to eat foods we would be American food company Kessler says we are hard-wired to hunt and better off avoiding. is to take fat, sugar and salt gather pizza and milkshakes. “Highly palatable foods and put it on every corbecome hot stimuli,” ner, make it available 24/7, make it socially acceptable to eat any time. Kessler said. “They activate and hijack the brain. The food industry has created foods to What did we expect was going to happen?” be highly salient stimuli. Is this a disease? No. Like first lady Michelle Obama—who has This is affecting the circuits that make us hutaken on childhood obesity as her signature man. It’s a condition-driven behavior. campaign—Kessler hopes to rid America “Every time I land at San Francisco of its food-carnival atmosphere so the next Airport, I get cued. I start thinking about generation develops healthier eating habits. Chinese dumplings. I drive down 101 from Kessler understands overeating as a the Bay Club, and I start thinking about scientist. He also understands what he calls In-N-Out Burger. I’m walking down Powell “conditioned hypereating” as a 59-year-old Street, and I’m thinking about chocolatewho has spent so much of his life struggling covered pretzels.” to maintain a healthy weight that he owns Kessler believes individual psychology suits in multiple sizes, including some that conspires with American cultural patterns fit him when he weighed about 50 pounds more than he does now. From both a personal to make us fat. He looks at cultural patterns in France to explain the so-called French perspective and as a doctor who once ran the Paradox—that the French can enjoy a highFood and Drug Administration, Kessler sees

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fat diet of bread, cheese, wine and chocolate and remain thin and fit. While what the French eat may be as high in fat as what we eat, Kessler said, French portions are only half the size of American portions. Unlike in the United States, where restaurants remain open around the clock, French restaurants open only for meals. The French tend to eat whole foods, rather than highly processed foods. And, perhaps most important, in France it’s an absolute no-no to eat between meals. “No one would sit at a lecture and eat,” Kessler said,, lookingg around the room at an audience of mostly middle-age and older people sitting at tables with drinks and snacks. “They have certain boundaries.” As food boundaries have blurred, Americans have gotten fatter. In 1994, researchers reported

dramatic increases in the weights of all Americans. In 1960, American women in their 20s averaged about 128 pounds. By 2000, women of thee same age weighed an average 157 57 pounds. In 1960, American can women in their 40s weighed an average 142 pounds. By 2000, American erican women of thee same age weighed an average 169 pounds. rivingg “What’s driving the weight ga ain?” gain?” Kessler asked d. asked. “It can’t be genes geenes because genes genes don’t chang ge over change th hree or three

Too much on your plate—literally Want to cut calories? Stop eating so much, say experts... Next time you sit down to dinner, dim the lights—but not too much. Both bright light and dim light may make you eat more. Watch the background music, too. If it’s too fast, you’ll eat fast, and therefore more; too slow and you’ll keep eating. And think small for plates—a portion that looks skimpy on a dinner plate looks ample on a salad plate. The more that researchers study obesity, the more they are finding that portion control is key to successful weight loss. Often, people think they’re eating much less than they really are. And these perceptions can be influenced, often outside our conscious awareness, by environmental cues, including lights and music. There is no question that portion sizes have increased in recent years. Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, and her colleague Lisa Young, have found that most portion sizes are now two or three times bigger than “serving” sizes, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. That wouldn’t be so bad, Nestle said, except that research shows that “nobody has any self-control. Everyone, everyone, when presented with larger size portions will automatically eat more calories.” Even dietitians wildly underestimate the number of calories in typical restaurant meals, she said. “Most people, unless they are anorexic, really don’t have any idea of how many calories they are eating, and the food companies promote this,” said Tufts University psychologist Robin Kanarek.“If you have a small bag of chips, you think it’s a serving. But it’s actually two or two-and-a-half servings. Most people get fooled.” Whether it’s because we’ve been taught to finish all that’s on our plates or get our money’s worth in restaurants, most of us eat everything that’s put in front of us, according to surveys by the American Institute for Cancer Research. In 2000, the group found that 67 percent of us finish our restaurant entrees all or most of the time. In 2003, it found that for 72 percent of diners, the amount we eat is determined by the amount we are used to eating or the amount we are served “without any attention to hunger, taste or any other factor,” said the group’s nutritionist, Karen Collins, in an e-mail. Brian Wansink, who directs the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, has been a leader in

four decades.” He attributes Americans’ collective weight gain to the social norms that today allow highly palatable foods to be sold everywhere and eaten any time. He be believes the most effective way to reverse reve the unhealthy and cost costly trend would be to alter the ac accepted cultural norms arou around food, much like the ch change that occurred ar around tobacco. Kessler knows about smoking. A As the FDA commissione commissioner from 1990 until 1997, he is credited with changing the world in which the tobacco industry indus operated. Unfortunately, h he believes changing cultural n norms around food will be much m tougher. “As a cou country, we changed the social acceptability acc about smoking over the last 40 years,” Kessler said. “N “Now I look at a cigarette and say, ‘That’s a disgusting product. prod ’ We demonized tobacco tobacco. “You can’t can do that with food. We ne need food.” In his bo book, Kessler advocates wha what he calls a foodrehab program program. He suggests mapping out w when and what you will eat, avoiding av cues that could trap you into eating unhealthy foo foods (he cannot,

for example, eat french fries) and sticking to whole foods rather than highly processed foods. He credits food writer Michael Pollan and famed chef and restaurant owner Alice Waters with doing more to educate Americans about food than all the nutritionists combined ever could. Kessler believes that disclosing calorie counts on menus will change not only eating habits but the dishes restaurants serve. A restaurant required to post that a salad contains 1,500 calories will feel forced to reduce its fat content. Kessler called the plan that Michelle Obama released last month to reverse the childhood-obesity epidemic “pitch perfect.” “She’s role-modeling,” he said. “When the first lady speaks, that has a resonance.” Obama’s report outlines 70 recommendations—from supporting mothers to breastfeed their babies to improving the nutritional quality of school lunches. It encourages quality physical-education programs as well as improved recreational facilities and strives to eliminate so-called “food deserts,” urban areas lacking supermarkets and healthy food choices but filled with fast-food restaurants. “We will know we have made progress when that 6- or 7-year-old says, ‘Please don’t take me to that fast-food restaurant,’ ” Kessler said. “Only if we change the social norms, can we hope to change this epidemic.” ✹ Contact Ronnie Cohen at ronniecohen@comcast.net.

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the study of the cues that make us eat too much. In one famous study, he found that people given huge buckets of popcorn at the movies ate an average of 173 more calories than those given smaller containers even though, in both conditions, the popcorn tasted awful because it was five days old. In other studies, Wansink, who is also executive director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the USDA, has rigged a “bottomless” soup bowl that keeps refilling itself as people eat, prompting people to eat 73 percent more soup. He has also shown that variety on the plate makes people eat more. When people were offered six different jelly bean flavors in a scrambled, disorganized array (lots of visual variety), they ate twice as many jelly beans as when the jelly beans were in an arrangement organized by color. Wansink’s research also demonstrated the tricky effects of lighting and music on eating. “The big danger,” said Wansink, “is that we all think we are too smart to be influenced by environmental cues. “The good news is that it is very easy to reverse these cues and to just as mindlessly eat less.” In fact, he said, most of us won’t even notice if we eat 20 percent more or fewer calories than usual, though we will notice a change of 30 percent. So, if restaurateurs and food marketers can use environmental cues to get us to eat (and buy) more, we can use the same psychology to take back our waistlines. At home, for instance, put your dinner on a small plate and pay attention to the “serving” size. A serving of meat, fish or poultry is about 3 ounces—or about half a can of tuna—but most of us have become accustomed to portion sizes of 8 ounces or more, according to a recent issue of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. And serve food on individual plates rather than passing a platter at the table, so as not to be tempted into second helpings. At a restaurant, have two appetizers instead of an appetizer and an entree. Take home the leftovers for a second meal. Or split a meal with someone else. Order two veggies instead of a veggie and a starch. Ask for salad dressing on the side, ditto for mayonnaise for a sandwich. Don’t waste calories on drinks, except—if you want—for a nice glass of wine. Don’t let music and lighting seduce you into eating more. And watch out for the mind games you can play on yourself: Since you’ll probably underestimate the calories even in a “healthy” main course, don’t fall into the trap of thinking you deserve a rich dessert because you’ve been so good. —Judy Foreman

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10,000 Degreesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; students are low-income, yet 84 percent of them graduate within six years, she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The data shows that once you get the kids to college, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only half the hurdle,â&#x20AC;? Mazzuca says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our work is not just about getting them there but providing them the longitudinal support. We are focused on access and success.â&#x20AC;? A major piece of succeeding in earning a college degree for students like Gaby is being able to pay tuition and living expenses. Although she has been taking three AP classes (calculus, environmental science and Spanish), throughout this school year, Gaby has been working three seven-hour days a week at a San Rafael movie theater. The job has allowed her to save $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;which she will use to pay tuition and living expenses not covered by grants and scholarships. Through a 10,000 Degrees program, Angela Lusk served as a mentor to Gaby, guiding her through the college-application process. A San Rafael human-resources consultant, Lusk went through the same process two years ago with her daughter, now a sophomore at UCLA. Lusk was struck by the differences between the resources lavished upon most Marin County students and students like Gaby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real inequity in Marin, and often itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not visible to the naked eye,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of us arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exposed to this kind of poverty in Marin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids in Marin at the local high school have had so much that we take for granted until you meet a child like Gaby. They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any of the advantages of Marin kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; lessons, driving to all the events, vacations. These kids donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any private SAT tutors,

like many Marin kids do. Gaby has never had a swimming lesson or a music lesson or any other lesson. Every teenager wants to get their license, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen for Gaby.â&#x20AC;? A ďŹ rst-generation American whose parents came from Mexico, Gaby lives with her mother and brother in an apartment in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael. Though she loves animals so much that she wants to become a veterinarian, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no room in the apartment for a pet.

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Yearning to Breathe Free Following is an excerpt from Terra Linda High School graduating senior Gaby Perezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful application to the University of California at Davis: The full moon was shining like a ďŹ&#x201A;uorescent bulb in the night sky, illuminating our path across the Sonora Desert. I was able to clearly see my motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worried and exhausted face. As the group of us walked toward the border, three masked men, covered from head to foot in black, jumped out from behind bushes.They pointed guns at us and demanded we give them everything of value. Just as my mother was about to be disowned of what little she had, a man in the group told the robbers,â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is my wife and these are my children.â&#x20AC;?So they took his money and assumed that my mother had none of her own.We were left intact.To this day, I am grateful for that manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kindness. Although I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, my family had returned to Mexico when I was a baby. We lived at the top of a dusty mountain road in my grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-room house.The house was painted aqua green and had a corrugated tin roof.This is where my early life unfolded. At the age of 6, my mother decided that we would return to the U.S. for better opportunities. My father had left Mexico in search of work a year earlier. My mother, brother and I eventually settled in San Rafael near my motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relatives. I started school here when I was 7. Although I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand a word, I quickly made friends and they helped me learn English. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Estudien hijos, learn and better yourselves so that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end up like us,â&#x20AC;?is what my parents tell my brother and me. My mother works at Taco Bell and my father does manual labor.They both work very hard all the time. Because they were not able to complete their educations, these are the jobs they have to do to provide for us.Whenever possible my father helps us ďŹ nancially, but it is never enough. My brother and I always need things and it puts a strain on my mother. I want to go to college to be able to obtain a good job so that I can always support myself. My family background has taught me to work hard and to value education. It has also taught me the hardships that come with a lack of education. I am proud of my Latina heritage and am privileged to be the ďŹ rst person in my family who will go to college. In the future, I hope that my children and their children will go to college too. For more information on 10,000 Degrees, go to www.marineducationfund.org/.

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IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN One of San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most appealing dining experiences comes to us from Leslie Burnside, chef/ owner of Theresa and Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comfort Foods. Once a month her breakfast/lunch establishment at 817 Fourth St. turns into The Night Kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a spot where visiting chefs show their stuff and raise money for local needs. On June 9 there will be two special aspects to the evening: cooking will be done by a team of students from Marin Youth Center Culinary Arts Program under the leadership of chef Caesare Assad and the menu will feature Native American-inspired foods. Anticipate dishes such as wild mushroom tamales, braised buffalo, elk chili and Mexican-spiced chocolate mousse. All items are around $10, with a couple of exceptions; payment is in cash only. Proceeds go to the MYC culinary program. Dinner begins at 6pm; no reservations are acceptedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign-up sheet for seating. FOOD-FILLED ADVENTURES Two quite different out-of-county events this weekend are worth the necessary short trips. In Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco (June 5, 2-5pm), there will be a tasting of wines produced in America from varietal grapes of Spain and Portugal, the most extensive offering in the country. TAPAS Grand Tasting, sponsored by Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society, will offer samples from limited productions, many of them by small family wineries, along with Iberian foods from Bay Area restaurants and paella by chef Marco Rauch. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door, available online at www.tapas2010.eventbrite.com...June 6 brings Sonomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city-wide barbecue of the year to the Plaza: the 43rd annual Ox Roast. The popular outdoor feast of spit-roasted beef, fresh corn and summer salad will be served 11am-5pm, with live music 1-3pm. There is no admission charge for the down-home festivity; there is a fee for food and drink. THE WILD WILD WEST Part of the Western Weekend in Point Reyes Station, a Chicken BBQ and Chili Cook-Off will take place at Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn in the center of town on June 6, 1 pm (following the noon parade down the main drag). Chicken, chili, cornbread and other treats will be available for purchase. The return to rough-and-ready days of yore is a great family outing with plenty of games, entertainment and activities for all ages. Details: pointreyesweekend.com.

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aving wrapped up another rockin’ team up to lead an all-star band that will month of May here in the North Bay, surely rock your socks off. “It’s great to have it is time to turn our attention to June a new venue with a club-like atmosphere to and all of the musical merriment that it has to play in Mill Valley to fill the huge void that offer. As I mentioned last was left by our beloved month, the new music Sweetwater’s closing. club in Mill Valley called Ged Robertson has inthe Woods—located installed a fantastic sound side the Masonic Hall system and improved at 19 Corte Madera Avupon the classic feel of enue—is now open for the room in many ways,” business with live music says de Lone. Upcoming four nights a week. Guishows at the Woods intarist Jimmy Dillon’s clude The Edge on June house band jams on 18 and local rock heroes Wednesday nights have HoneyDust on June 19. been packing them in, Visit www.woodsmv. as have keyboard ace com for a complete calAustin de Lone’s open De Lone’s Monday open mics have helped forge endar listing. mics every Monday musical path to the Woods. Local funk favorites night. Between MonMonophonics comdays, de Lone has recently found time to tour pleted a successful Southeastern tour and with the talented blues singer/harmonica ace were all over New Orleans during Jazzfest John Nemeth and record with old friend Bill last month. They packed the Wolf Den for “Diesel Billy” Kirchen. The Woods will host a late night show at the Bayou Rendezvous Dillon and de Lone Friday, June 4, as they and shared bills with bands such as Lettuce,

Ronnie Montrose, 62, gave name to the early ‘70s hard rock act Montrose, featuring Mill Valley’s Sammy Hagar on vocals.

Topaz, Eric Krasno (Soulive), Orgone and Vinyl, as well as sitting in with numerous other bands. They now feature new addition Kelly Finnegan on keyboards (and vocals!) and will return to their hometown club of 19 Broadway in Fairfax on Saturday, June 5, to play a rare local show with openers the Heaters. The Space Cowboy says, “Check it out!” Murphy Productions continue to put together great shows here in the North Bay. Their next event will be a fantastic night of blues with Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band at the Palm Ballroom of the Seafood Peddler Restaurant in San

Rafael on Saturday, June 5. Check out www. murphyproductions.com to see all their great upcoming shows. The legendary Commander Cody will saddle up and ride into Rancho Nicasio this Sunday, June 13. His band will feature old friend Tim Eschliman on bass and all the classic songs that made the Commander a favorite on the Armadillo circuit for many years. The stellar Cajun/ zydeco sounds of Tom Rigney and Flambeau can be heard for free on the lawn of the Pt. Reyes Dance Palace Sunday, June 6, at 1:30pm. Speaking of Pt. Reyes Station, bassist Paul Knight will play the Station House Cafe with some of his friends on Sunday, June 27, which always means very high quality music and a very likely Peter Rowan guest appearance. Local singer/songwriter Victoria George who relocated to Nashville in 2008 has moved back to Marin County and will play the Sleeping Lady June 18 and Fairfax Festival mainstage Sunday, June 13 at 2pm. Welcome back! Guitar player alert! Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music will feature rock legend Ronnie Montrose on Saturday, June 12, and legendary gunslinger Robben Ford Sunday, June 13. If that is too far north for you, Fairfax Festival is the same weekend and features too many great musical acts to mention. Take your pick, folks. If West Marin is more to your liking, Western Weekend occurs this coming weekend, June 4-6, in Pt. Reyes Station. Local faves Chrome Johnson will be the featured band Saturday, June 5, at the Western Saloon. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly event, Kidzstock will feature over 20 young performers (ages 6-18) as well as world-renowned singer Joan Baez at the Cascade Canyon School on Saturday, June 19, from 11am to 7pm. There will also be carnival games, henna tattoos, face painting, vendors, delicious natural and local foods and an interactive community art project. ✹ Got a hot tip for The Beat? Email me at marinbeat@gmail.com. Rawk on! Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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it’s clear that Sex has lost its appeal. “I loved the series, and I loved the first movie,” Wahl reiterates. “I think it was brilliant. It captured what was so wonderful about the smart, funny, sexy, sisterhood-ispowerful characters—but then, with this sequel, with one fell swoop, they took these wonderful women and turned them into people I don’t want to know. I do not want to know women who would do the things they do in this movie. That’s why I say I feel like I just lost four friends. “Fortunately,” she laughs, “I do have actual real-life friends, so I’m going to be fine. But, like I said, I’m flummoxed. I can’t figure out why nobody was taking better care of this project. Carrie—Sarah Jessica Parker—you would think, would have realized how unlikable she is in this story.” Yep. Carrie has become pretty unlikable. An acerbic early conversation she has with Mr. Big—the guy she married at the end of the last movie—kind of makes you feel sorry for him, which is saying a lot considering how much Carrie suffered last time around. This time, it’s the audience, and any sense of credibility and The ‘absolute idiots’ in a rousing scene from ‘Sex 2.’ logic, that suffers. “Why didn’t someone say, ‘You know, I don’t think Charlotte would be wearing a designer outfit while making cupcakes her kids’? I mean, Charlotte is not an Sequel makes fashion-obsessed, man-hungry gals seem somehow dumb... with idiot, or she didn’t used to be. There was plenty of little stuff like that before they by D av i d Te m p l e t o n even got to Abu Dhabi, and then...Abu Dhabi? Why the f--k Abu Dhabi? Why not Buenos Aires or Australia or DenWriter David Templeton takes interesting boneheaded and wrong-thinking a project mark? Why do they go to a country where people to interesting movies in his ongoing can be. It’s hard to believe that the filmthe women are completely trashed? If the quest for the ultimate post-film conversamakers—people who did incredible work filmmakers thought they were making a tion. This is not a movie review; rather, it’s on the first movie, and even on the TV sepoint by comparing these four liberated a freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, ries—it’s just so hard to believe they could ladies to the women in Islamic countries, alternative ideas and popular culture. be so out-of-touch as to have taken these they failed. It makes these women look wonderful, inspiring, fun, smart women, like insensitive idiots. We’re supposed an Wahl is flummoxed. and turned them into such absolute idiots. to believe they didn’t know what things That’s the word she says best deI feel like I just lost four friends.” are like there? They took four beautiful scribes her emotions following Sex “Clearly,” women and and the City 2, the mega-hyped sequel to I remark, they turned 2008’s blockbuster comedy drama starring “You’re not them into Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Cynthia alone.” four Ugly Nixon and Kristin Davis. Having loved The first Americans. the first film and the Showtime series it film, released “It made was based upon, Wahl (www.janwahl. two years me so sad.” com)—with her signature frilly hats, which after the “Would have made her a recognizable film critic show left the you say,” I ask, in the Bay Area—was hoping for a sequel air, became “that this is that came close to achieving the same something fairly typical sense of clever fun and sexy smarts as the of a national of a sequel, it first one. Following four New York-based, celebration being a disapfashion-focused friends and their various when it was pointment? adventures with love, the sequel lands the released, and Aren’t most flashy foursome in the city of Abu Dhabi, did unexsequels a step in the United Arab Emirates. The resultpectedly well The Bride of Frankenstein’s romantic adventures run laps around those of below what ing culture clash yields far less amusement at the box Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha. the original than writer/director Michael Patrick King office. While film is, with intended. the fans of the TV show turned the first “I’m totally flummoxed! This movie is movie into the world’s No. 1 film the week one or two exceptions?” “Yes, but there are exceptions,” Wahl so boneheaded, it’s so wrong-thinking,” of its release, this one debuted in third place, says. “Some sequels are even better than the says Wahl, whose reviews can be heard after another sequel, Shrek: The Final Chapon KCBS radio and seen on KRON-TV. ter, and the based-on-a-video-game Prince original. It does happen. Godfather II. Toy “In fact,” she continues, “you kind of have of Persia. With generally weak reviews, and Story 2...I can’t wait for Toy Story 3. Unlike to see Sex and the City 2 to believe how mystified reactions from preview audiences, the Sex and the City people, I have complete faith in Pixar.”

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Latest gal-pal flick doesn’t quite measure up to ‘Godfather II,’ says Wahl.

At first, those two are the only sequels we can think of that are as good, if not better, than the movie that inspired them. Gradually, the think tank opens. Back and forth, we toss around the names of a few other better-than-the-original sequels— The Empire Strikes Back, The Road Warrior, The Dark Night. “What about The Bride of Frankenstein?” I suggest. “Oh, totally. Good one!” Wahl exclaims. “It was the casting, of course, that made it so good, but also the story. [Director] James Whale managed to make the film even smarter than the first, more emotional, and scarier where it needed to be. It’s a wonderful movie. So that’s probably the best example of a sequel being better than the first one.” Suddenly, I’m wondering if there are any films Wahl would love to see a sequel of, just to see what the characters are up to. “What movies are there,” I ask, “where you’d show up just to have the story continue?” “Harold and Maude, maybe,” Wahl muses, “just because I’d love to know how Harold turned out. My Favorite Year. Does the actor Alan Swann ever become reunited with his daughter? But mostly I can only think of movies I wouldn’t want to continue. I never wanted a sequel to Gone with the Wind, for example, ’cause I liked the way it left things up in the air. I like to imagine what will happen next, because I so often fall in love with the characters. So much sexy stuff happens in our imaginations. These movies, they are just so good, the characters are so perfect, why would anyone want to screw with them? It’s too risky. “Look what happened to Sex and the City! Sometimes, you just have to know when to stop, and this series should have stopped two years ago.” ✹ Talk more pics with David at talkpix@earthlink.net.

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A team of eccentrics takes on The Man in ‘Micmacs.’ ● Babies (1:20) Thomas Balmés’s documentary follows four babies (a Namibian, a Mongolian, a Japanese and a San Franciscan) from birth to their first tentative steps into toddlerhood. ● City Island (1:43) Hilarious havoc ensues when a middle-aged wannabe actor introduces his family to his long-lost ex-con son. ● Date Night (1:28) A married couple’s night on the town goes kerblooey when they’re mistaken for a pair of desperados on the run from the Mob; Tina Fey and Steve Carell star. ● Exit Through the Gift Shop (1:27) Challenging prize-winning documentary about English graffiti artiste Banksy and his friends and fans. ● The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2:32) Stieg Larsson’s bestseller hits the big screen with Michael Nykvist as a down-and-out newspaperman out to crack a long-forgotten unsolved murder. ● Harry Brown (1:43) Michael Caine as a law-abiding bloke who goes all vigilante when his best friend is murdered. ● How to Train Your Dragon (1:38) Cartoon about a Viking dragonslayer-intraining who outrages his tribe by befriending one of his fire-breathing foes. ● Iron Man 2 (2:05) Robert Downey Jr. is back as the now-famous superhero inventor, trying to keep his crime-fighting secrets out of the wrong hands; Don Cheadle and Mickey Rourke costar. ● Just Wright (1:51) Physical therapist Queen Latifah falls for her latest client, an oblivious NBA all star. ● Killers (1:40) The tranquil suburban existence of retired government agent Ashton Kutcher is turned upside down when he realizes he’s the target of a professional assassin; Tom Selleck costars. ● Letters to Juliet Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, together again in the story of a woman who returns to Shakespeare’s Verona in search of a long-lost love. ● MacGruber An unorthodox all-American Green Beret/Navy SEAL/Army Ranger is called out of retirement to track down a rogue nuclear warhead. ● Marmaduke (1:27) The rambunctious, king-size Great Dane leaps from comic strip to big screen, wreaking havoc throughout greater Southern California. ● Micmacs (1:44) Screwball comedy about a troupe of French eccentrics who take on two

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arms merchants with a battery of recycled gizmos and booby traps and their own explosive ingenuity. ● Mother and Child (2:05) Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts as three women experiencing child adoption in different ways. ● Please Give (1:30) Catherine Keener is steeped in bittercomic ennui as a Manhattan success story confounded by the ethics of her marriage, family and livelihood. ● Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (1:56) Iraqi princeling Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the Forces of Evil with plenty of help from a comely sorceress. ● Robin Hood (2:20) The greatest guerrilla insurrectionist in history is back (in the person of Russell Crowe), robbing from the rich, giving to the poor and wooing the spirited Maid Marian (Cate Blanchett). ● The Secret in Their Eyes (2:07) A retired Argentine criminal investigator confronts his inner demons as he writes a novel based on a rape and murder that took place 30 years earlier. ● Sex and the City 2 (2:00) Manhattan’s female fab four escape the bonds of marriage and motherhood with a great escape to alluring Abu Dhabi. ● Shrek Forever After 3D (1:34) The now-domesticated ogre, yearning for the hair-raising days of yesteryear, gets mixed up with con man Rumpelstiltskin; Mike Myers, Jon Hamm and Antonio Banderas provide the voices. ● Touching Home (1:57) Local filmmakers Logan and Noah Miller write, direct and act in this memoir of their homeless father and their dreams of baseball stardom; Ed Harris stars. ✹

›› MOViE TiMES Babies (PG) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:35 Sat-Sun 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:35 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:25 Sat 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:25 Sun 2:10, 4:30, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 3:30, 8:50 Mon-Thu 8:50 Iron Man 2 (PG-13) ★★1/2 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sat 1, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sun 1, 4:15, 7:15 MonThu 4:15, 7:15 ❋ Killers (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Sat 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Sun 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50 Mon-Thu 3,

= New Movies This Week

5:25, 7:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:45, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:10 ❋ Marmaduke (PG) Lark Theater: 4, 6, 8:10 Sat 2, 4, 6, 8:10 Sun 2, 4, 6 ❋ Micmacs (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Mon-Thu 7, 9:15 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13) ★★★ Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 3:40, 6:40, 9:30 Sat 12:45, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30 Sun 12:45, 3:40, 6:40 Mon-Thu 3:40, 6:40 Robin Hood (PG-13) ★★Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 4, 7:10, 10:05 Sat 12, 4, 7:10, 10:05 Sun 12, 4, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4, 7:10

Sex and the City 2 (R) ★ Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Sat 12:15, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Sun 12:15, 3:50, 6:50 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Sat 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Sun 3:50, 6:50 MonThu 3:50, 6:50 Shrek Forever After (PG) ★★1/2 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:20 Sat 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:20 Sun 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7 Mon-Thu 4:50, 7 Touching Home (PG-13) ★★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 6:30 (filmmakers in person) Sat 1, 6:30 (filmmakers in person at 6:30 show) Sun 1, 6:30 Mon-Thu 6:30

Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), a feral young woman, pierced and tattooed, helps expose several dark and violent secrets that involve serial killings, rightwing politics and disturbing injustice to women in ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ at the Rafael.

Showtimes for the Cinema, Larkspur Landing, Marin, Northgate, Rowland, Regency and Sequoia were unavailable at presstime. Please visit our website for further updates. We regret the inconvenience. Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules.

›› THEATERS Owen Wilson and doggie pal are living large in SoCal in ‘Marmaduke.’

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

Catch ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ under the stars at the San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center Friday night at 8pm. Info: 272-2756.

SUNDiAL ] [ 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

Live music 06/04: Dennis Haneda of The Courtney Janes Electro-acoustic folk. 8pm. No cover. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. www.maxsworld.com

06/04: Jesse Kincaid and New Rising Sons with Boudeeka 60s dance music. 7pm. Taste of Rome, 1001 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www. taste-of-rome.com 06/04: Kevin Russell Contemporary blues. 8:30pm. $10-12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 06/04: Sunbolt Music Friday Night Jam Signup to jam with the band at sunnbolt@myspace.com 8pm. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, For +Baker, Sausalito,. 332-2319, www.presidioyachtclub.org 06/04: Swamp Thang Jam band. 9pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.myspace/smileysschoonersaloon 06/05: Doc Kraft Dance music. 8:30pm. $5. Seahorse Bar, 305 Harbor Dr. at Gate 5, Sausalito. 6017858. www.dockraft.com

06/05: Eric Thompson and Alan Senauke “Brothers in bluegrass.” Old-timey, Irish reels, Greek rembetika music selections from their duet album. 8-10:30pm. $15-20. Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com

06/05: Eugene Huggins and Friends Blues/rock. 9 p.m. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392.

06/05: Jett the Artist Jazz vocalist. With George Friedenthal, piano. 7 p.m. $10. Studio 333, 333 A Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272. www.studio333

It’ll be 19 strings and the truth with the Rowan Cunningham Band this weekend at the Mill Valley Masonic.

06/05: Maria Muldaur’s Juke Joint Dance Party With her Red Hot Bluesiana Band. 8:30pm. $15-30. Palm Ballroom, Seafood Peddler, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com 06/05: Rowan Cunningham Band A wonderful fiddle player, Sue Cunningham joins forces with the mighty Rowan brothers and bassist Joshua Zucker. 8 p.m. $20. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www. woodsmv.com 06/06: Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society With Erika Alstrom. 1-4pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. www.19broadway.com

06/06: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Classic swing & jazz standards. 1-4pm. Free. 19 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 06/06: Sunday Open Mic With the New Moon Players. 8pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. 06/06: Three Guys Named Moe New Orleans R&B with members of Rhythmtown Jive. 5 p.m. Free. Station House Cafe, 11180 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1515. www.stationhousecafe.com 06/06: WTJ2 “Last Sunday in the Bar.” Featuring Wendy Fitz 5pm. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 06/08: Harley White, Sr. Jazz bassist & vocalist. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

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06/09: Matt Eakle Band Fired-up flute fusion. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 4851005. www.ironspringspub.com 06/09: Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza, David Siegler,Teja Gerken Acoustic Guitar Showcase. Featuring slack-key and fingerstyle bottleneck blues. 9 p.m. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www. sleepingladyfairfax.com 06/10-13: Fifth Annual Djangofest A four day festival celebrating the music and spirit of French/ Belgian Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. The Mark Atkinson Trio and Gonzalo Bergara Quartet will perform at 8pm on June 10. La Gaite and John Jorgenson Quintet will perform at 8pm on June 11. See website for further event details. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 06/10: Ken Cook Trio With Lisa Kindred. Jazz. 8:30 p.m. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 06/10: Wanda Stafford With Si Perkoff, keyboards; Hal Solin, drums. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 4573993. www.panamahotel.com

06/11: Kat Fitzgerald and the Supper Club Six Vocal jazz and cabaret performance. 7:309:30pm. $10. Belrose Theater, 1415 5th Ave., San Rafael. 823-4333. www.thebelrose.com 06/11: Terry Savastano Pop, Irish, Blues and Rock. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. www,maxsworld.com 06/11: The Stone River Boys Featuring Dave Gonzalez and Mike Barfield 8:30pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

Sun. and Wed: Family Night with Giovanni Italian and international accordion music. 6-9pm. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Pizzeria, 45 Broadway, Fairfax. 453-7472. www.ghirpizza.com

Sundays: Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland Jazz ... 3-6pm. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392.

Concerts 06/04-05: Mayflower Community Chorus “Circles.” Celebrate the 30th year of the Mayflower Community Chorus as it performs traditional American, world and classical music. Directed by maestro Daniel Canosa and accompanied by David Manley, the chorus features the voices of over 45 Marin residents. 8 p.m. $5-17. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.mayflowerchorus.org 06/04: Mill Valley Philharmonic “All Things 10.” 10th season finale. Works by Schumann, Glazunov and Wreede, Sedler & Alrich. 8-10pm. Free. Mt. Tam United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-8013. www.millvalleyphilharmonic.org 06/05: Lighthouse Singers of Marin 30th Anniversary reunion concert. With guest directors Steven Roberts, Deborah Rae Thomson, Ulis Redic, Tim Poston and Addie Thomas. 7 p.m. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore, Mill Valley. 485-1957. 06/05: Mill Valley Philharmonic “All Things 10” celebrates MVP’s 10th season finale. Symphony #3 by Schumann (born 1810); Cortege Solennel (written 1910) by Glazunov; Celebration Symphony - 2010 premiere by Wreede, Sedler & Alrich. 2pm. Free. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 383-8013. www.millvalleyphilharmonic.org

Dance 06/05-27: S.F. Ethnic Dance Festival A month of world-class dance performances from around the globe. Shows at 2 and 8pm on June 5; 2pm on June 6. Festival benefit gala at 6pm on June 11. See website for further details. $22-44. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. 474-3914. www. worldartswest.org 06/05: Roco Dance Onstage An evening of progressive dance featuring over 400 RoCo dancers of all ages and the Body Language modern dance ensemble. 4:30 and 7:30pm shows. $18-27. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marincenter.org 06/06:‘The Magic of Oz’ The inimitable Happy Feet dance studio presents a program of tap and jazz dancing of all ages and levels. Shows at 1 and 4:30pm. www.happyfeetmillvalley.com. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marincenter.org

06/06: Bay West Ballroom Invitational Showcase 2010 Features ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. 11 a.m. $20. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 4996800. www.marincenter.org

Theater/Auditions 06/09: Second Hand Muse Staged reading of a new play by Sharon Eberhardt. 7:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com Through 06/13:‘Cactus Flower’ Novato Theater Company presents this musical which had a long Broadway run and was made into a 1969 film starring Goldie Hawn. 8pm. $15-25. Pacheco Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 8834498. www.pachecoplayhouse.com JUNE 4 - JUNE 10, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 23

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applications for their juried art event by the Bay. Seeking painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, jewelry, photography and mixed media works. $25 application fee Historic Ark Row, Tiburon. 435-5633. www. tiburonartfestival.homestead.com

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Through 06/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Woody Guthrieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Songs and writings by Woody Guthrie. Con-

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Through 06/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;H2O: The Watery Medium in Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group exhibtion. Deborah Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady, large

ceived, adapted & directed by Peter Glazer. Musical follows Guthrie as he rambles coast to coast and features many of his most famous songs. 8pm. $20-540. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

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Through 06/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guys and Dollsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Luck be the theatergoers, today! The Mountain Home Play production will be performed on May 23 and 30, June 6, 12-13, and 20. All Shows begin at 1pm. Preshow activities and entertainment begin at 11am. 11am. $21-36, children 3 and under are free. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, 801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. 383-1100. www.mountainplay.org

ernor From the State of Confusion Goes to Rehab.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $18-23 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

format photographs John de Lormimier, paintings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Latin Photo Project.â&#x20AC;?From Gallery Route One. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org

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Through 06/20: Mary Mountcastle Eubank, Linda MacDonald and Suzanne Parker â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flotation Devices/Letting Goâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories from the North Woods.â&#x20AC;? 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes. 663-1347. Through 06/25: Marin/Scapes Preview An early opportunity to view and arrange to purchase selected pieces of the Marin/Scapes artwork by Buckelew artists. Proceeds from Marin/Scapes support Buckelew Employment Services. Noon-6pm. Free. Bank of Marin, 50 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 4576964 x386. www.buckelew.org/marinscapes/

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Through 06/29:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Latino Photo Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group Exhibition Featuring works of eight local

05/28-07/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mysterious Vistas and Unexpected Terrainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marty Knapp, photography.

photographers. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888(#) 252. www.sgvcc.org

Opening reception 3-6pm May 29. Free. Marty Knapp Photo Gallery, 11245 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 663-8670. www.martyknapp.com

Through 06/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ancient Process: New Perspectivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elisabeth Setten, new works on paper

05/29-06/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Picture Novato: Celebrating the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th Anniversaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Opening reception 3-5pm May 29. Free. MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org 06/04-30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Storybook Colorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibit of works by illustrator Katherine Lewis. Also celebrating the release of her new storybook â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simon and the Orange Scarfâ&#x20AC;? Opening Reception June 4, 6-9pm with live music flute and didgeridoo by Vladimir Cardema. 11am-6pm. Free. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 747-8696. www.elsewhere.com 06/06: First Sunday Open Studios More than 40 working artists, in three buildings, will open their doors to public. 11-4pm. Free. Novato Arts Center, 501 Palm Dr., Novato. 883-1066. www.novatoartscenter.org 06/09-23: Impressionism Class Art history professor Kerrin Meis will help you learn about the art and artists of the current exhibition at the de Young Museum through Sept. 6. 1-3pm. $35. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. www.bookpassage.com 06/09: Artist Talk With Chester Arnold. 7pm. $10. Industrial Center Building, 480 Gate Five Road, Studio #300, Sausalito. 331-2222. www.icbartists.com. 06/11-08/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Entwined by Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christine Walker, Cynthia Jensen and Susan Bercu, sculpture, painting and printmaking Opening reception 6-8pm June 11. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. 06/11: 2nd Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael Join Art Works Downtown and numerous merchants up and down Fourth St for art shows, gallery receptions, open studios, refreshments and inspiration every 2nd Friday of the month 5-8pm. Free. Various locations, Downtown Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www. artworksdowntown.org/2ndFridays.html

Through 06/04: Art of the Automobileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Multimedia automotive fine art group show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Degrees of Separation.â&#x20AC;? Mary Valente, Patricia Leeds, Patricia Oji, new works. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org/

Through 06/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;100th Dipsea Raceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Special Exhibit The Marin History Museum celebrates the 100th Dipsea race with an exhibition dedicated to the history of the run. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www.marinhistory.org

exploring indigenous dyeing techniques. 9am-5pm. Free. Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station. 464-5100. www.nps. gov/pore/index.htm

Through 07/04: Jan Gross and Gael Hunt Exhibition Pastels, monotypes and mixed media works. Landscapes, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105. Through 07/15:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Where You Areâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition of mixed media artwork inspired by environmental issues. Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing # 200, Novato. 459-4440. www.marinarts.org

Through 07/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sudden Intended Exhilaration: Art to Recallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition featuring fifteen Bay Area artists. Noon-4:30pm. Free. Mona Lease Gallery, 39 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae. 4613781. www.monaleasegallery.com Through 09/17:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dynamic Imagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin Arts

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Council sponsored group exhibition features diverse photographic images from Marin artists meant to draw the viewer inward. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 329, San Rafael. 459-4440. www.marinarts.org Through 09/30: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Artistic Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Free exhibit featuring original works by artists from the 1940s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s who gave Sausalito its reputation as an art colony. Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Free. Sausalito Historical Society, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4117. www. sausalitohistoricalsociety.com

Talks/Lectures 06/04: Marin Audubon Society Speaker Series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impressions of the Galapagos,â&#x20AC;? talk by wildlife biologist Jack Barclay, on the islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; geology, weather and the extraordinary experience of observing wildlife there. 8pm. Free. Richardson Bay Audubon Center, 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon. 388-2821. www.marinaudubon.org 06/05: Water Wise Gardening Marin Master Gardener and Water Conservationist, Chris Borjian will discuss water conservation and irrigation topics and basic trouble shooting. 11am-noon. Free. Novato Public Library, 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato. 898-4623. www.marinlibrary.org

06/08: Real Dharma Buddhist Meditation and Inquiry Taught by Hal Blacker. 7:30-9pm. No charge, donations accepted. The Common Well, 85 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 305-2101. www. realdharma.com

Readings 0/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Italian Affairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Author Laura Fraser talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Over the Map.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 06/05: Susan Rebecca White White talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Soft Place to Land.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 06/06: 2010 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel Writing Marcy Gordon and contributors talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World,â&#x20AC;? the 6th book in an annual series on women who have traveled to the ends of the earth. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/06: Adele Langendorf The author talks

One hundred Dipseas down! In many ways the DIPSEA RACE, the second-oldest footrace in the U.S., is the quintessential Mill Valley get-together. It begins right next to the old depot that has served generations of weekend hikers and for three decades disgorged the crookedest railroad in the world.The raceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and greatest hurdle is the Dipsea Steps, one of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique and rustic staircases and a utilitarian link between its canyon folk and its cliff dwellers. The race crosses both Muir Woods National Monument The ďŹ nish line at Stinson, circa 1940. If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d and Mt. Tamalpais State Park, two encompass- been in that race, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be crossing just... ing natural resources that inspire and inform about... now. the town and its inhabitants. And year after year it brings together the cheering hordes of Mill Valley at the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional crossroads: the confluence of its two canyons at the base of Mt.Tamalpais.The 100th Dipsea is being run June 13, beginning at 8:30am at Lytton Square. Bring comfortable shoes and a fond appreciation for history. Info: 415/331-3550 or www.dipsea.org. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Matthew Stafford

about her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Shipyard Murders.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/08: Anya Kamenetz Kamenetz discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education,â&#x20AC;? which argues that universities must make some radical changes. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/08: Click It Ori & Rom Brafman talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Click: The Magic of Instant Connections.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/08: Traveling Poetry Show Marin Poetry Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Traveling Show presents Susan Cohen, Terry Lucas, Stephanie Noble, Jeanne Wagner, Sara Tolchin, and Ella Eytan in a reading hosted by Barbara Brooks. 7-9pm. Free. Borders Books, 588 Francisco Blvd. West, San Rafael. 454-1400. www.marinpoetrycenter.org 06/09: Heather Lende â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friends, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska,â&#x20AC;? a portrait of the eccentric, fiercely independent residents of Haines, Alaska. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/09: Ian Johnson The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, & the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West,â&#x20AC;? which explores how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

06/10:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why There Are Wordsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Literary Reading Event Authors Cara Black, Catherine Brady, Elizabeth Eslami, Joe Quirk, Prartho Sereno and Todd Zuniga read on the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heat.â&#x20AC;? 7-9:30pm. $5. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. www. whytherearewords.wordpress.com 06/10: Sasha Polakow-Suransky The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Unspoken Alliance: Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/10: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tao We Do It Master Zhi Gang Sha presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tao I: The Way of All Life.â&#x20AC;? 6th book of the Soul Power Series. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. www.bookpassage.com 06/10: Wabi Sabi Poetry Reading Poets Duff Axsom, Karen Benke, CB Follett, Abby Wasserman & Bernie Weiner celebrate Wabi Sabi in words. See website for more info on the theme and the accompanying Gallery art exhibit. 7-9pm. $5 suggested donation. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org

Film Events 06/04-05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Touching Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; With filmmakers Noah and Logan Miller in person. Ed Harris stars in this emotionally charged drama of love and redemption, based on a true story. (US 2010) 111 min. 6:30pm. $5.50-10.25. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. www.cafilm.org 06/04: Film Night in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x153;Napoleon Dynamite.â&#x20AC;? Popcorn, candy and sodas will be available. Bring blankets, pillows and low chairs. Film Night suggests leaving pets at home. 8-10pm. Donations appreciated. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org 06/09:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Most Dangerous Man In Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Film regarding Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. 7:15-9pm. Free. The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 488-9037. www.theredwoods.org 06/11: Film Night in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.â&#x20AC;? At Central Field in Fairfax. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. Please leave pets at home. 8-10pm. Donations appreciated. Central

Park, Broadway and Bank, Fairfax. 272-2756. www. filmnight.org Through 06/10:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Micmacsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jean-Pierre Jeunet, acclaimed director of Amelie, leaps back onto the big screen with his new screwball comedy concerning matters of life and death. French with English subtitles. 104min $10.25 (California Film Institute members $5.50) Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael. 415-454-1222. www.cafilm.org

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private gardens in Belvedere, Ross, and Tiburon. No reservations required; rain or shine. See website or visit the Marin Art & Garden Center for further details. 11am-4pm. $5, 12 and under free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 888-842-2442. www.opendaysprogram.org 06/05: Kayak Demo Day Looking for a kayak or stand up paddle board? This event lets you get out on the water and try them out. 10am-4pm. $15. Outback Adventures, 12 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur. 461-2222. www.outbackadventures.com

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06/05: Marin Orchid Society Repotting Event Learn how to repot your orchids or bring

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your plants along. For a small fee our group will repot your babies; pot and planting medium are included in the cost. Repotting demonstrations will be offered. 10am-2pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd,, Ross. 457-0836. www.marinorchidsociety.com

06/05: UNESCO World Heritage Lecture Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater, will discuss the UNESCO World Heritage list nomiation process and the inclusion of the Marin County Civic Center. Reception to follow. 11am-1pm. $10 suggested donation. Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. www.savewright.org

06/06: 35th Annual Dance Palace Silent Auction With live music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Dance Palace Community Center, 5th and B Streets, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org 06/06: Blood Drive Quarterly blood drive. No appointment necessary.. 8am-1pm. St.. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Church Gym, Larkspur. 948-5904. www. bloodcenters.org

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social. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Things 10â&#x20AC;? celebrates MVPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th season finale. 1pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 383-8013. www. millvalleyphilharmonic.org/ Through 06/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guys and Dollsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Move over big guys at Mountain Play! The Marin Youth Performers are putting their mark on this classic musical as well this season. 7:30pm. $14-18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

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06/10: Peace Corps Information Session Get information about service opportunities. 6:30-8pm. Free. Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. (510) 452-8442. www. peacecorps.gov

06/11-13: 7th Annual Fairfax Ecofest Environmental groups, music, organic goods and services & food, wine and beer and art. See website for more details. 11am-8pm. Free. Fairfax Ecofest, Pavilion is located at the corner of Bolinas Road and Elsie Lane, Fairfax. 455-0218. www. wpn.org/ecofestival

Kid Stuff 06/04-06/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Where the Mountains Meet the Seaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; An interdisciplinary exhibit of art, photography and writing from students of Bolinas/Stinson School, Inverness School, Papermill Creek Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner- Supported by First Five of Marin, Tomales High School and West Marin School. Reception with the artists 1-3pm June 6 after the Western Parade. Free. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn, 11250 Hwy. One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1223. www.tobysfeedbar.com

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) Through 08/27: Sail Aboard the Schooner Seaward Reserve your spot on one of several threehour sails. Proceeds benefit nonprofit sailing organization Call of the Sea. $25-40. Schooner Seaward, Bay Model, Sausalito. 331-3214. www.callofthesea.org Thursdays: Walk for Fun Put on your walking shoes and have a 2-3 mile walk around Tam Valley. Hang with old friends and make new friends. Every Thursday through the end of the year. 5pm. $10 donation per month Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123976 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE RICHMOND PATIENT’S GROUP, 733 BOLERO CT., NOVATO, CA 94945: DARRIN PARLE, 733 BOLERO CT., 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 May 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123971 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BAYAREA QUICKBOOKS, 295 BLACKSTONE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MONICA FEELY, 295 BLACKSTONE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 May 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123970 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OLIVE MARKET, 1904 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SILK ROAD ODYSSEY INC., 1005 S. ELISEO DRIVE #16, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 May 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123901 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EQUINOX PARTNERS, 50 HILLSIDE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHRISTIAN DE RYSS, 50 HILLSIDE AVE., 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 April 28, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 30, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123864 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BECCACCIO AND ASSOCIATES, 27 VISTA WAY STE.B, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: TONY BECCACCIO, 27 VISTA WAY STE.B, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 22, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 22, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124003 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SPOTLESS CLEANERS, 732 B FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SEDIGHEH SAMI, 21 EDGE WATER CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; SHAYAN SAMI, 21 EDGE WATER CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903 . This business is being conducted by an 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 May 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124012 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARY’S JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES, 1099 4TH ST. B 1/2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIA SOLEDAD CORADO, 63 CORTE MESA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 May 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123986 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as Q INDOOR AIR, 446 W. LIVE OAK DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MICHAEL A. QUIJAS, 446 W. LIVE OAK 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 May 10, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123963 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALI AKBAR COLLEGE OF MUSIC STORE, 215 WEST END AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALI AKBAR COLLEGE OF MUSIC, 215 WEST END AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 May 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124023 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CADTRAK ENGINEERING, LLC, 31 SANTA BARBARA AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CADTRAK ENGINEERING, LLC, 31 SANTA BARBARA AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by 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 May 13, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124016 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN HORTICULTURE LLC, 1 QUINCE CT., NOVATO, CA 94947: BENJAMIN G. BERMAN-BRADY, 1 QUINCE CT., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by 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 May 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123960 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DIVINE DIVA/LITTLE BLESSINGS FAMILY HOME DAYCARE, 141 DRAKE AVE., MARIN CITY, CA 94965: KELLYE EBONI MCKINLEY, 141 DRAKE AVE., 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 May 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124006 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOLE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 420 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: SOPHIE PAPPAS, 420 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960; PETER PAPPAS, 420 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960 . This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124010 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MISSION BLUE CONSULTING, 27 AQUINAS DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KATHERINE D JOHNSON, 27 AQUINAS DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 May 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124052 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LIVINGSTON CARE, 270 BEL AIR DR. #31, VACAVILLE, CA 95687: RUDOLF LAURETA, 270 BEL AIR DR. #31, VACAVILLE, CA 95687. 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 May 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124053 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RACHEL WEILL PHOTOGRAPHY, 31 SANTA BARBARA AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: RACHEL W LEVITT, 31 SANTA BARBARA AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to trans-

act business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124061 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE GRACE INSTITUTE, 645 TAMALPAIS DRIVE STE A, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: SUNRISE CENTER INC, 645 TAMALPAIS DRIVE STE A, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925 . This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 May 18, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124004 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GENJI SUSHI, 731 E. BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: GENJI RETAIL SUPPORT INC, 1500 JFK BLVD. SUITE 725, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102. This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 May 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124005 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GENJI SUSHI, 340 THIRD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GENJI RETAIL SUPPORT INC, 1500 JFK BLVD. SUITE 725, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102. This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 May 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124021 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as D&M ASTOBIZA DBA: SOLE DESIRE, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL STE 130, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: D&M ASTOBIZA INC, 1400 GUERNEVILLE RD STE 4, SANTA ROSA, CA 95403. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 1990. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 13, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124078 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EAST BAY MODERN REAL ESTATE, 1292 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIN MODERN REAL ESTATE INC., 1292 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 May 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124077 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BIG NOSE, LITTLE TOES PET SERVICE, 241 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: LAUREN E MACKBIADA, 241 FAWN DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 15, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124070 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KUMON MATH & READING, 818 FIFTH AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JOHN R HAEUSER, 128 LAUREL PL., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 May 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124104 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATTUNEABLE WOOD, 424 A IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NEWCOMB BARGER, 424 A IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun

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by Ly nd a R ay

Week of June 3-June 9, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Your ruler, Mars, spends one last weekend in the creative sign of Leo before moving into the hardworking sign of Virgo on Sunday evening. Concepts that you develop now can be effectively carried out after Sunday. Personal freedom becomes extremely important as high-spirited Jupiter joins unorthodox Uranus in your sign. Anyone attempting to tell you what to do is likely to be deterred by your fearless sense of individuality. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Friday requires extra patience to balance the needs of your professional life with the demands of your personal one. After Sunday, a desire for honest self-expression influences your creative and romantic endeavors. You are no longer bound to projects that are useful, but aesthetically flawed, and you don’t have to stay in a relationship for the sake of the money. This is a seven-week gift from motivating Mars. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Expansive Jupiter enters the hopes and dreams sector of your chart. Be warned, however, that Jupiter can make one overly confident of success. Meanwhile, your ruler (Mercury) occupies the financially sound sign of Taurus through Wednesday. If your birthday is this week, you will be frugal in your upcoming year. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) By Sunday, the Moon, Jupiter and Uranus are expressing their different energies in the impulsive sign of Aries. Your reactions to this can range from anger to free-spirited rebellion. The key to withstanding this lengthy planetary crisis: Allow yourself to take chances, even if you have to risk your reputation; be honest about what (or whom) you desire, even when you fear failure or rejection. LEO (July 22 - August 22) After an extended visit, feisty Mars moves out of your sign this weekend. If you think you’re suddenly going to become calm and tranquil, think again. Expansive Jupiter joins spontaneous Uranus to encourage you to learn more about the world, while simultaneously helping you to influence others in making revolutionary changes. Feel free to share this forecast with your fellow Leo, President Obama. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) It’s time to stop putting so much pressure on yourself to be responsible and do something just for the fun of it. Impetuous Mars moves into your sign this weekend and he doesn’t want to wait for something to happen. Use your new sense of fearlessness to take life by the horns. Believe in your creativity, your sex appeal and your ability to lead. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) You once knew all the ins and outs of handling a relationship. Libra’s primary talent in the zodiac is relating. But no matter how hard you attempt to hold on to your traditional views on love, marriage and union, you will ultimately have to put aside your old ways and make room for the future. No need for panic. Really. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) As a fixed sign, you tend to get into a routine and stay in it, even if it no longer serves your best interests. The new placement of Uranus could shake up the status quo. This influence may or may not be felt immediately, depending on your sensitivity. If you’re looking for work, you could suddenly luck into something on Monday or Tuesday. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) In spite of any noble intentions, you often forget that a tactless observation, no matter how true, can be painful. This is likely to happen on Friday, so think before you speak. Over the weekend, your ruler (Jupiter) leaves the humble sign of Pisces to enter the assertive sign of Aries. Tuesday, when freedom-loving Jupiter joins up with autonomous Uranus, a need for independence supersedes everything else. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) While the pleasures of having sensuous Venus in your relationship house could be lovely, the celestial powers are not fully cooperating. Friday’s opposition between selfish Mars and evasive Neptune may expose financial problems. The rest of the week is filled with mixed signals as major planets begin a serious challenge to the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). The next few years will test your willpower, your emotional strength and your spiritual core. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Start smiling. Argumentative Mars finally leaves your relationship house after an extended stay. If you and your sweetie can make it through Sunday night, you’re home free. Meantime, your luck continues as Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good fortune, meets up with your ruler, spontaneous Uranus this week. On Wednesday, wordy Mercury enters your house of romance and creativity. Pull out the guitar. It might be time to write a love song. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Friday is one of those days when escape seems like the only possible solution. Even your staunchest guardian angel has her hands full as irritating Mars opposes your ruler, sensitive Neptune. This is immediately followed by generous Jupiter’s abandonment of your sweet sign for the self-absorbed sign of Aries, aggravating Mars moving into your relationship house and nervous Mercury entering the house ruling your psyche. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com JUNE 4 – JUNE 10, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 29

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by Amy Alkon

Q:

I was considering breast implants until I read your column on the potential side effects. Recently, I read that casting directors are seeking actresses without plastic surgery. Does this mark a new trend? —Inherited My Dad’s Rack

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There were some stories about a Pirates of the Caribbean casting call for extras with breasts that came from Mother Nature. A handful of casting directors then chimed in that plastic surgery is out. Of course, it’s always been out for some (picture Meryl Streep pondering, “To DDD or not to DDD...”) While this reported trend seems part of the trend toward grass-fed beef and hemp lingerie, it’s good to remember that there’s a trend in the media to come up with trends. The truth is, the really scary women—those who look like they couldn’t get in to see Dr. Finkelstein so they booked Dr. Frankenstein instead—are mostly found at Hollywood parties. I’d say what’s out everywhere is visible plastic surgery—the kind that makes you notice the surgery instead of the girl. But, contrast those tiny little things who look like they had two rogue planets bolted to their ribcage with Kate Hudson, who recently went from pretty-well flat to a politely perky C. You’d really never know, but for the fact she’s a movie star, not a salesclerk at JCPenney.

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I’ve noticed some things vanishing from the North American landscape; namely, phone booths, drinking fountains and pubic hair on women. Phone booths I understand, drinking fountains I chalk up to cost of upkeep, but why the hair down there?—Bemused

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Trends in hair removal seem to follow trends in fashion. Starting around 2000, ultra low-rise jeans were in, but looking like you had a furry little pet peeking out from them was not. With the growth of Internet porn, and porn culture merging into mainstream culture, women started wearing underwear the size of a postage stamp. (If a woman doesn’t at least prune the edges of the hedges she’ll look like she’s wearing a doily over a bearskin rug.) Many people favor going mowed or bare because it seems “more hygienic,” and because you don’t have to make your way through the bramble to get to the good parts. There are men who are creeped out by a woman in her 30s who looks like she has yet to hit puberty. But, according to my research, most women under 30 at least trim, and a good many opt for totally bare-naked lady parts. Many men, especially younger men, trim and a few go for the full-bare “boyzilian.” Eek. Some women and men are even making the hairless downstairs a permanent thing with laser hair removal. They seem to be forgetting that fashions change. Just as all those ugly ’70s styles came back, the ’fro down below could eventually be in again.

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One week, my boyfriend of four months was telling me he loves me and planning our vacation, and the next, he was saying he was overwhelmed with life stressors and needed to be alone. Not long afterward, a friend who’s online dating showed me a guy’s profile, and guess whose it was! I want to scream at him, “Grow up, put on your big boy pants, stop being a coward and treating me like a stupid female.”—Irate

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If honesty were actually the best policy, people would use it more often. To make tough situations easier, we all lie or tell just enough of the truth to get the point across: “It’s not you, it’s me...” No need to get into the hurtful specifics: “...and how I hate the way you look, smell, talk and chew, and that weird snorting thing you do in bed.” With either, the takeaway is the same: “It’s over. Move on.” Much as you feel you deserve the truth, having it isn’t always the best thing. It’s his half-truth—“I need to be alone”—that sets you free (to find somebody else), and the whole truth—“I need to be alone to write up my JDate profile”—that keeps you too busy screaming that he’s a patronizing coward who shops for pants in the little boys’ department. ✹ © 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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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124121 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HORIZON GLASS TINTING, 39 DUTCH VALLEY LANE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: DAVID CLEVENGER, 39 DUTCH VALLEY LANE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 1977. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 24, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124111 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN DATA CONSULTANTS, 53 TAYLOR DR. #101, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: JOHN R DANATO, 53 TAYLOR DR. #101, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 22, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 24, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124108 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROYALTY SPA, 314 MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SOON AE SHIN, 1052 REDWOOD HWY #201, 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 May 24, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124097 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ARCO, 789 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MEHRZAD SHAMSIAN, 14 ACELA DR., TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 May 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124001 The following individual(s) is (are) doing busi-

ness as HD CONSTRUCTION/HD SERVICES, 1356 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: ROBERT W. MORRILL III, 1356 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2010)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1002181. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MEGHAN MARIE GRUDZIEU filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MEGHAN MARIE GRUDZIEU to MEGHAN MARIE MILIC. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 1, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room E, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: April 27, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 2010) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HAROLD R. MCCULLOUGH, aka HAROLD MCCULLOUGH. Case No. PR-1002453. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of HAROLD R. MCCULLOUGH, aka HAROLD MCCULLOUGH. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: RUTH A. DE MARTINI in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RUTH A. DE MARTINI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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: June 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept.: K, Room: K, 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: /s/ DAVID S. THOMAS, POST OFFICE BOX 346, PINE GROVE, CA 95665, (209) 296-2220. (Publication Dates: May 21, 28; June 4, 2010) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. Sausalito Mini Storage according to the provisions of Division 8 of the California Business and Professional Code, Chapter 10, Section 21707(a) hereby gives NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. Sausalito Mini Storage will conduct a public sale of the contents of the storage units named below, with the contents being sold for lawful money of the United States of America. The Sale is being held to satisfy an OWNER’S LIEN and will be held at: SAUSALITO MINI STORAGE, 415 COLOMA STREET, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415) 332-6520, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name of owner is followed by lot number: SHARON MORTENSON: UNIT #262; LOU ENCINGER: UNIT #701; DONNA HICKEY: UNIT #208; STANLEY HUDSON: UNIT #D-104; TERRE LAYTON: UNIT #D-120. Pacific Sun: (June 4, 11, 2010)

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