Pacific Sun Weekly 02.25.2011 - Section 1
Section 1 of the February 25, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly.
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A couple quick comments: Dr. Strangelove--speaking at least for myself, it's the pleasure of climax I'd be fine with getting from water (as well as from the more-customary source)--not the post-coital fatigue Jack D. Ripper fears in the film. I wouldn't look forward to experiencing the latter constantly...and certainly not without the other experience I just mentioned. So, I think I'll forgo the fluoridized water, thanks! Lawrence of Arabia--I admit not being very well educated about the British actions in the post-Ottoman Middle East, so forgive me if I'm wrongheaded here. But I suspect what was most behind the British carving up you mentioned was the desire to establish dependent puppet states with figurehead leaders who could be controlled or bought by Britain and its multinational oil companies...That's where the real action was. The White Man's Burden was, I believe, rather the philosophical attitude invoked to placate the British public and the world and Editor's note: Thanks for the feedback, Alexander! It was a fun piece to research and write. You're spot-on that the European powers wanted to establish "friendly" states in the Middle East following the fall of the Ottomans. It's also probably true that more power in that region ensured further control over the Suez Canal--yet another water theme! But my guess is their original desire for a stake in the Middle East had nothing to do with oil--black gold wasn't discovered in Arabia until the early 1930s. Marin Municipal Water District refuses to care about our children's healthy water" If you still believe fluoride in your drinking water prevents cavities and helps build strong teeth, you've fallen for a cleverly devised mass-deception.. As this recent stud... Feature: `My Evil Ways'A San Quentin inmate acted proud of himself for fatally stabbing the killer of a 9-year-old Novato girl, according to a recently unsealed transcript of a grand jury inquiry... Novato man versus Ursus It was a grizzly scene last December when a Glenn County warden found a bear head, a gall bladder Your soapbox is waiting at >> pacificsun.com world--in Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Yemen and elsewhere. Here in our country we need to be clear about what we stand for. President Obama's increasing willingness to move beyond past mistakes, to end U.S. support for Hosni Mubarak and to support this nonviolent movement by Egyptians--for Egyptians--is a vital and positive step. But for the U.S. to demonstrate a real commitment to democracy in Egypt, our government must work constructively with any and all parties who have the support of the Egyptian people--religious or secular, liberal or conservative. This will make clear that we support true democracy and are willing to align our deeds with our words. Edith Cacciatore,Novato This is it! I just had to tell you--although it's a month late--that I loved Jason Walsh's article on and interview with Huey Lewis ["Heart and Soulsville," Jan. 14]. Being a local girl (and of legal age to see live music in the early '80s), I have loved those guys forever and I have even given their new CD as gifts to a select few who would appreciate him/them/the music. On behalf of everyone who read the article--thank you! Cathie O'Callaghan, Greenbrae Remember the main point! The term `yellow journalism' stems from the Yellow Kid comic, which ran in the sensationalizing newspapers of Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. End this state of d' Nile In January the Tunisian dictator was overthrown through peaceful means. Earlier this month, millions of Egyptians gathered in nonviolent protest to demand an end to the 31-year rule of Hosni Mubarak. This grassroots revolution aims to bring democracy to the most populous country in the Arab world--a change many said was impossible. Change is coming across the Arab The shabby D.A. Why is District Attorney Berberian wasting millions of dollars in a trial of Frank Souza ["My Evil Ways," Feb. 18]? Souza is serving 60 years to life. He will never leave prison. Another murder conviction will cost Marin millions for a trial, and millions for appeals, no matter what the verdict. If there ever arises a chance that Souza would get out, then indict him for the Schaefer murder. Murder has no statute of limitations. Take trial and appeal expenses out of Berberian's salary. Jerome J. Ghigliotti, Jr., Novato I want to thank the Sun for its response to letter writer Eric Fransen ["So That's Why Those Purim Cookies Taste So Salty," Feb. 11] about the point of my letter concerning the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. It is also important and instructive to note that President William McKinley's assassination followed vitriolic yellow paper journalism by William Randolph Hearst and others encouraging someone to shoot the president ["If bad institutions and bad men can be got rid of only by killing, then the killing must be done," went one infamous Hearst editorial]. Thereafter, Hearst and the others were roundly criticized and denounced from the pulpit and elsewhere throughout the country for such irresponsible incitements. Kimberly Clark, Greenbrae >> OOPS! Longtime Pacific Sun owner and still-avid reader Steve McNamara was enjoying Ronnie Cohen's coverage of Frank Souza's upcoming murder defense ["My Evil Ways," Feb. 18] when he noticed we'd misidentified photographer James Hall's photo of the entrance to North Block as an entrance to Death Row--when the entrance to Death Row is actually on the East Block. Explains Steve:"There is indeed a creepy small door with Death Row lettered above it [near the entrance to North Block]. But it's sort of for show. Maybe years ago it was an entrance to Death Row, but nowadays inmates and COs (Correctional Officers, they insist, not guards) must go through the heavily guarded doorway at the other end of East Block." It sure pays to have a former publisher who's also a volunteer at San Quentin. I may have been wrong, but I'm still right! Thanks for the detailed clarification of the potentially confusing half-Spanish, half-Mexican movie Biutiful. My apologies to the Sun's movie-summary writer Matthew Stafford for attempting to correct him in my letter to the editor ["Just the Facts, Muchacho," Feb. 18]. But to make a short story long, he keeps proving my point. After my letter reached the Sun, he rightfully changed his misleading copy from "Mexican drama" to the more appropriate "Mexico's official entry" for Oscar consideration, which makes more sense. Already seen Black Swan, thanks for sharing. Actually, this was a sinister plot to get people to go to the movies. Jay Turner, Corte Madera Put your stamp on the letters to the editor at >> pacificsun.com FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 7 >> UPFRONT Can we afford not to? A peek beneath the roof of the Novato affordable housing debate by Pe t e r S e i d m a n he debate over affordable housdated housing requirements as delining in Novato focuses on many of eated by the Association of Bay Area the same issues in similar debates Governments (ABAG). elsewhere in the county. What's different ABAG's method of determining the this time in Novato is the temperature of number of units a city must create the discussion--it's been white hot. to meet the state mandate remains a When the city's Planning Commis- source of fierce debate, as does the core sion started wrestling with how No- issue of affordable housing and the levvato should meet state requirements el of local acceptance, especially when it for affordable housing, comes to multi-unit people packed meetings. developments. Residents opposed to According to the creating what they see state mandate, the Novato Housing Element as high-density affordcity must provide 313 Public Workshops able housing developunits of new housing March 1: Housing Density ments used terms such for families with exand Design as "roaches' nest." Others tremely low- to lowMarch 7: Crime and suggested that affordincomes. Currently, Housing Management able housing might be ABAG doesn't accept Workshops are open to all. Check cityofnovato.org for acceptable, as long as it's conversion of existmore information. on the east side of Highing housing to meet way 101, away from their affordable goals. neighborhoods. And State Assemblyothers contended that man Jared Huffman, medium-density affordable housing de- D-6th District, is working on a bill that velopments, about 30 units for example, would soften the requirement and give by definition incubated crime. A suspi- credit for actions such as rehabbing cion of "the other" bubbled just beneath foreclosed homes and returning them the surface. to the market as affordable. But for The controversy erupted when the now, the numbers stand. city created a list of possible sites for According to data compiled in 2009, affordable housing to meet state-mana family of four with an annual 10 > T >> NEWSGRAMS Ross storms the mound over baseball diamond A field of dreams has become a field of screams, as Ross residents are crying foul over the location of the longstanding baseball diamond on Ross Common. The diamond had been adjacent to the Ross School up until a little over a year ago when school construction projects led the Town Council to temporarily relocate it a bit further south. Now with construction for a new stage under way, the school is asking that the baseball field be kept at its new digs permanently. Dozens of residents packed a recent Town Council meeting--neighbors had"dug out"their positions, both for the move and against it.Those opposing relocating the field say noise, parking and damage to a trio of redwood trees are reasons the ballpark should return to its agreed-upon location nearer the school. School officials, however, say the return of the field would block the stage--which is meant to be used for various functions by the whole community. On Feb. 9, the Ross School District board suggested the council approve keeping the diamond at the more southern location. Nick's Cove submerged in debt Restaurateur Pat Kuleto is putting a fork in his Nick's Cove venture after more than a decade of rising debt that's left the renowned Marshall eatery more than $10 million in the red. In a letter to shareholders that was then leaked to the Point Reyes Light newspaper, Kuleto described the restaurant undertaking as a"complete disaster"--with improvements required on the restaurant, its Tomales Bay dock and 11 surrounding cottages requiring"an endless stream of money."Mill Valley's Moana Hotel and Restaurant Group, which also owns Piatti restaurant, is said to be in negotiations to purchase Nick's Cove. Kuleto, along with partner and chef Mark Franz, acquired the business in 1999; with several upgrades needed for the property, Nick's Cove and Cottages didn't officially reopen for business until 2007--then the recession hit. Nick's Cove, which was built in the 1930s and featured in such well-known films as I Know What You Did Last Summer, will remain open as negotiations for a sale continue. Novato man versus Ursus It was a grizzly scene last December when a Glenn County warden found a bear head, a gall bladder and four paws in a Novato hunter's backpack.The Novato resident, 49-year-old Wayne Barsch, was sentenced this month to 1.7 years in prison on a conviction of bear poaching. According to Glenn County police reports, Barsch was camped out the night of Dec. 12 in the Mendocino National Forest when Dept. of Fish and Game warden Mike Beals found him in possession of the bear bits, plus a .45 caliber pistol and small amounts of pot. A companion of Barsch's was also found in possession of over 10 pounds of bear meat. Barsch, who'd previously been convicted of a felony, was in violation of his probation for being in possession of the firearm. Additionally, it is illegal to waste meat from legally hunted animals, and the amount of meat Beals found with Barsch and his friend indicated hundreds of pounds of bear had been abandoned in the forest. Then when Beals caught Barsch on videotape calling a woman and telling her to dispose of further evidence from his home in Novato, the warden ordered an immediate search of the bear hunter's residence. Hours later, wardens found in Barsch's freezer five more bear paws, another bear head, a gall bladder and a bear penis. Barsch reportedly confessed to Beals that he intended to sell the body parts. It's against the law to sell bear meat in California, but some foreign communities will pay thousands of dollars for its supposed medicinal power.--Jason Walsh FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 8 >> TRiViA CAF� by Howard Rachelson 1. The National Headquarters of the Guide Dogs for the Blind is located where in Marin County? 2. One tablespoon equals how many teaspoons? 3. What does Ivory soap do that other soaps do not? 4. In 1784 Benjamin Franklin invented what type of corrective eye wear, still in use today? 5. Pictured, left: What actor was nominated for a 5 number of acting awards for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali, in what 2001 film? 6. True or false: Birds are the only animals that have feathers. 7. On what street did George Washington take the oath of office as President of the United States on April 30, 1789? 8. Pictured, below: By winning the Indy Japan 300 mile road race on April 20, 2008, she became the first woman to win an Indy Car race. 9. Of the world's ten most populous countries, which one is least densely populated (with only about 22 people per square mile)? 10. The colorful shirt worn by horse racing jockeys are known by what elegant name? BONUS QUESTION: Pictured, below right: The mid-forehead dot worn by some Hindu women indicates their marital status. What color dot represents married? >> THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, FEB. 25 Cities of the Underworld A visit to the subterranean side of Washington D.C., with footage of the fallout shelters, the tunnels connecting the Capitol with the congressional offices and the "Love Bunker" installed during the Clinton administration. History Channel. 6pm. Confessions: Animal Hoarding This couple has 80 cats and they want to start a family. They could name their first kid "Scratch Post." Animal Planet. 8pm. SuperNanny Tonight, it's triplets, which typically requires a zone defense. ABC. 8pm. torian era to Lady Gaga's platform performance art heels, many of which require a building permit and scaffolding. Sundance Channel. 10pm. by Rick Polito 8 BONUS QUESTION Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to howard1@triviacafe. com; if your question is used in the `Pacific Sun,' we'll give you credit! Answers on page 32 While most of the world watched in fascination as Egyptians took to the streets to end dictator Hosni Mubarak's rule, Marin resident Lisa Tomerlin Roscoe joined the peaceful protests. Raised in San Anselmo and a graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School, the 48-year-old activist moved to Egypt last year with her husband and is pursuing a master's degree at American University in Cairo. Roscoe attended and participated in the early protests, even after the U.S. State Department issued warnings for U.S. citizens to remain in their residences during the demonstrations. Believing the Egyptian people were suffering civil rights abuses under Mubarak, she felt it was important to support her oppressed neighbors. Lisa Tomerlin Roscoe's courage and conviction make her our Hero of the Week. We're proud she's a Marinite. Usually, the Pacific Sun team instantly recognizes a Zero. However, when Carly K. nominated Mill Valley comedian Mark Pitta we felt conflicted. Pitta hosts his comedy night every Tuesday at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. Recently, a 16-year-old performed who was, according to Carly K., crude, speaking primarily of sex and drugs--wholly inappropriate, she says, and Mr. Pitta should have known better than to let him perform such a routine. "Anyone who has a child would have been uncomfortable," declares Carly. Pitta says he books the talent, but doesn't control the content. Pitta says he recommended the kid write jokes about what he knows. "So, he did a bit on masturbation," Pitta says. "Hey, who knows more about masturbation than a 16year-old kid?" Well, we have a question too. Should Mark Pitta get a Zero? Be the judge and tell us what you decide: nikki_ firstname.lastname@example.org.--Nikki Silverstein Got a Hero or a Zero? Please send submissions to e-mail email@example.com. Toss roses, hurl stones with more Heroes and Zeros at >> pacificsun.com FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 9 TUESDAY, MARCH 1 The Biggest Loser The contestants get to go home for two weeks. This is a real test. Can they stick to their diets? Can they keep up their exercise routines? Can they defeat the elaboSATURDAY, FEB. 26 rate motion-sensor/ Death Race Inmates laser-keyed burglar are forced to drive in alarms the producers a race where they are installed in their kitchrequired to crash and The pop culture dust heap, Monday at 7. ens? CBS. 8pm. maim the other drivers. It's a lot like the Mill Valley Whole Foods parking lot around 6pm. The Good Wife The firm sues a social networking site. Somebody's getting de-friend(2008) FX. 6:30pm. It's Good to Be President See "Love Bunker" ed! CBS. 10pm. Lights Out A retired heavyweight boxing above. History Channel. 8pm. champion faces financial troubles and has to When Harry Met Sally Billy Crystal and decide whether to risk his life climbing back Meg Ryan play friends who become lovers in the ring.The employment picture is bleak in this romantic comedy.We're still waiting for ex-fighters.You can be a bouncer or a for the sequel,"When Harry Left Sally for His security guard, but the Walmart greeter posiYounger, Cuter Secretary." (1989) E! 8pm. America's Most Wanted It's a special "50 tion is generally not open. FX. 10pm. states, 50 fugitives" episode. With that WEDNESDAY, many fugitives, be preMARCH 2 Interview pared for that "Hey! with the Vampire That guy works at my Tom Cruise is a soulson's school!" moment. less bloodsucker who Fox. 9pm. drains the life from everyone around him. S U N D AY, F E B. 2 7 In this movie, he plays Countdown to the a vampire. (1994) Academy Awards Sure, Oxygen. 6:30pm. you could start watchGangsta Girls The ing six hours before the Playing to type. Wednesday, 6:30pm. girl gangs are just like show, but if you really the guy gangs but the want to prove your mettle, keep watching gang colors are coordinated. Lifetime. 9pm. until the 11:35pm Jimmy Kimmel post-Os- Storage Wars They are making a show cars special. E! 11am. about people who buy the treasured items Academy Awards James Franco and Anne left behind in storage lockers by people who Hathaway are co-hosting. It seems like couldn't pay their bills. If we wanted to see lighthearted fun. But this is Hollywood.They buzzards picking at dead carcasses, we'd could be married, divorced and re-married watch Animal Planet. A&E. 10pm. by the end of the night. ABC. 5:30pm. CSI: Miami A high school bully is stoned to THURSDAY, MARCH 3 The Brave One death.With rocks. Not bong hits. CBS. 10pm. After surviving a mugging that left her fiance dead, a radio talk-show host stalks MONDAY, FEB. 28 American Pickers The the city on a quest for vengeance. But she pickers take a look at a William Shatner post- has to do it during the commercials. (2007) er collection.We're guessing this is mostly AMC. 8pm. Star Trek stuff.The T.J. Hooker posters never Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmercaught on. History Channel. 7pm. man Tonight he's in San Francisco where Fashion Police Basically the same red carthe producers could shoot a whole epipet coverage you saw of last night's Oscars, sode on one block of Chinatown. Travel only meaner and pettier. E! 10pm. Channel. 10pm. Love Lust A look at fashion's love affair with Critique That TV Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org. high heels, tracing the phenomenon from the ancient Egyptians' arched wooden Turn on more TV Guy at sandals through the stiletto boots of the Vic>> pacificsun.com FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 9 HERO ZERO < 8 Can we afford not to? income of $90,500 falls into the lowincome category. In other words, it's relative. ABAG's mandate, which irks many, pushes cities with populations the size of Novato to create developments for low-income families with a density of 30 units per acre. That requirement has caused the most pushback among some Novato residents. Some of those opposed to multi-unit developments say they are out of character in their neighborhoods. Others say they serve as an attractant for an unwanted element, "the other." To the credit of city leaders, after the initial explosion from opponents, the city manager formed a working group of 21 volunteers to look at possible sites and make recommendations to the City Council about the available options. The city also called for a series of public workshops to discuss issues such as density and crime associated (or not) with affordable housing. A handful of groups opposed to adding multi-unit developments formed; their focus rested in large part on the concept of such developments. Scattering affordable housing throughout the community would be fine, they said, and suggested second units and the foreclosures returned to market model. But affordable housing proponents counter that the number of homes possible using those strategies is simply people who live in affordable units. too small. They say even the 313 units Marla Fields, another Neighborly proposed for Novato aren't enough to Novato co-founder, echoes that sentimeet the need. ment: "Novato's housing debate should Recently a new group, Stand Up for be a fact-based, respectful community Neighborly Novato, arose. "We were dialogue that includes all voices and literally sitting around a living room is focused on making Novato a more talking about the current debate and neighborly community. Individual dialogue," says co-founder Annan Patproposals to provide housing soluerson. "We were really concerned about tions should be judged on their own the divisi