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‘Taunted by an insensitive reviewer’ Usually, I enjoy the “Best of Marin” issue. This year I was stupefied and horrified when I read the write-up in which the reviewer addresses the “unfortunate gluten-free souls” who will cry because they cannot eat the baked goods. I am not crying. While it is true that some people make a choice to be gluten-free, there are many others with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity who have no choice and for those people to consume gluten is to invite disease and death. It is a difficult and expensive lifestyle which demands rigorous attention. We certainly do not need to be taunted by an insensitive reviewer like this. Most sincerely, a fortunate gluten-free soul. Jan Tacherra, Bolinas

‘Disgustingly obnoxious’ Can someone please tell me—an ignorant New Englander who lives where common courtesy still exists—why a review needs to start with a middle finger salute to people who suffer from a serious autoimmune disease? Seriously. I was diagnosed with celiac disease 12 years ago after nearly dying from it. I weighed 90 pounds, and I’m 5’8”. Like all people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is not a choice for me. In all that time, I’ve read plenty of articles that displayed ignorance and often a certain callousness. But never one quite as utterly disgustingly obnoxious as this one. Tell me: do you have a wine review that taunts alcoholics? Barbara Fisher Coughlin, Connecticut

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‘Dribble you printed’ To Dani: Before you say, “ohhhh, poor celiac people you can’t eat this, I am so sorry, but it is the best food out there... I challenge you to go one week totally gluten-free and I mean totally—that means read every label, think about your cooking, take that two hours on your first grocery store trip, to read everything, EVERYTHING. To make sure that it does not have gluten in it. Don’t use the same toaster as your family, that will cause problems. And as far as eating out, make sure you explain that your food can’t touch other food and has to be cooked by itself, and as far as eating fried out? Good luck with that. When you can do this, then you can post a review about a bakery with your holier-thanthou attitude. To the editor: You should be ashamed of yourself for allowing this to be printed. What’s next? Making fun of people with heart disease? Diabetes? In AA? Oh, wait I know, the people that don’t look and act like you and the writer of the dribble you printed. One Angry Celiac, Iowa

‘Do you find [our death] amusing?’ The insensitivity of your reviewer is unbelievable. To write a review that purposely alienates a segment of your readership is foolish, to say the least. Those of us with celiac disease (and indeed anyone who suffers from any type of food intolerance/allergy) do not need our noses rubbed in what we cannot eat. Food intolerances are no laughing matter. The results of ingesting the offending substance can result in severe illness or, in some cases, even death. Do you find that amusing? Because I, and many others, emphatically do NOT! I suggest that your writer apologize to the food sensitive community and present a well-researched article on the subject. Education, not ridicule, should be the rule in journalism. Karen Sergent, Mill Valley

‘Enjoy...daughter’s big sad eyes’ Could the jerk who wrote the review taunting those with celiac come eat some freshly baked aromatic bread in front of my daughter who almost died from eating gluten before getting diagnosed? I have a feeling Dani Burlison would enjoy watching my daughter look at her with big sad eyes as she wished with all her heart she

could eat some without agonizing pains, diarrhea and nausea. Julie Price, Marin

‘Maybe bash gays, blacks and women in your next article...’ I don’t write letters to newspapers as a general rule...in fact, never have. However, Dani Burlison’s comment about gluten-free diets from your Best of Marin issue was so outrageous that I am making an exception. Why don’t you substitute “gluten-free souls” with blind, handicapped, cancer-stricken, etc. and I think you will hear how offensive this is. It is hard enough managing life with an autoimmune disease, but dealing with an insensitive, moronic strategy like yours... wow. Maybe you can bash gays, blacks and women in your next article. My calendar says 2012! Patricia Forbes, Manhattan

›› Oops! While Greg Cahill’s recent feature story [“Play It Again, Dan!” April 6] was no charlatan with the career highlights of Mill Valley’s hot-lickin’ Dan Hicks, we’d still like to make the following corrections: Boz Scaggs was not a member of the Charlatans; he was a member of the original Steve Miller Band, which was a contemporary of the Charlatans; and jazz trombonist Jack Teagarden was not based in San Francisco, though he played in the area regularly and recorded a classic live album at the Club Hangover. His sister, the jazz pianist Norma Teagarden, was a longtime San Francisco resident. We’d like to correct a couple of name misspellings from our recent Best of Marin issue [“Let It Be... the Best of Marin,” March 30]. In our Best of Marin image for Best Jewelry Store winner Johann Paul Jewelers, that’s Sarah Comerford. And the caption for the photo featuring Best Moving and Storage winners of Bellam Self Storage, those names should be Andree and John Jansheski (along with John Lennon and Ringo Starr). And our Google-derived address and phone number of Best Plumber winner Ongaro and Sons was incorrect. Seek out Ongaro’s excellent plumbing services at 11 Ross Ave., San Anselmo, or call 415/454-7400. APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 7

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for advocates of alternative transportation). In the House, representatives managed to hammer out an extension and pass authorization for funding transportation through March 2012. But things got dicey back in the Senate. According to published reports, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., balked at a provision requiring states to fund transportation-enhancement projects, including bike and pedestrian paths. In a bit of unusual bipartisan legislating, Boxer and Inhofe managed to calm Coburn, and a clean transportation extension passed with no policy changes or wholesale excisions of bicycle and pedestrian funding. President Obama signed the extension. It expired in March. When the extension made it through Congress, Mica said he wasn’t inclined to support any more extensions. And in the Senate, Inhofe said he had no plans to support any complete transportation bill that included funding for bike and pedestrian programs. It wasn’t the first time Congress passed an extension of an existing transportation bill rather than craft a new piece of legislation to carry forward the nation’s transportation goals. The last time a full transportation bill became law was 2009. And Congress now has added to the 10 > numerous extensions it has passed

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Sausalito film fest part IV The Sausalito Film Festival returns next month for a fourth year of “experiential” movie madness. This year’s three-day cinema soiree screens at the CineArts Marin and Cavallo Point from May 11 to 13, and features such highlights as the premiere of Marin director James Redford’s documentary The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia; Under the African Skies, the new film by Oscar-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Brother’s Keeper, Some Kind of Monster, Crude), which tells the story behind the making of Paul Simon’s Graceland album; and the Robert Redford-narrated Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West. The festival’s self-dubbed “experiential” nature pairs screenings with “intimate panels that include filmmakers and thought-provoking industry leaders in discussion about vital topics such as climate change, dyslexia, species protection, water issues, health care and the power of the human spirit.” Under African Skies opens the festival—a pre-film block party will take place on Caledonia Street; tickets $75. Closing night features The Magic of Belle Isle, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Morgan Freeman, followed by a party at Cavallo Point. Tickets are $10 advance; $12 door and are available at www.sausalitofilmfestival.com. A Slick appearance Looking for “somebody to love”? Try Grace Slick herself, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer with the Jefferson Airplane will make an in-person appearance Sunday, April 22, at George’s Nightclub in San Rafael to attend an exhibition of her art. The former Mill Valley resident’s latest exhibit of paintings is titled “Crossover”—a collection of works, according to exhibit publicists,“moving from the beige world of the ‘50s into psychedelic San Francisco circa 1964; these paintings deals with a shifting of focus.” Slick will greet fans from 6 to 8pm at the venerable Fourth Street venue. Sailing community mourns Farallones tragedy The search for four people swept overboard Saturday off the Farallon Islands was called off, as the “window of survivability” had closed, according to the Coast Guard. The eight-person crew of the yacht Low Speed Chase was overwhelmed by a pair of towering waves near the rock-strewn Farallones on the afternoon of April 14 during the annual Full Crew Farallones Race. Belvedere resident Marc Kasanin, 46, was pronounced dead after his body was recovered Saturday. Hundreds of friends, family and members of the Marin sailing community gathered at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere to mourn the death of Kasanin and hold a vigil for the still-missing crew of the Low Speed Chase, which docked at the Belvedere yacht harbor. The missing sailors include Larkspur’s Alexis Busch, 26; Kentfield resident Jordan Fromm, 25; 32-year-old Lawrence Berkeley National Lab researcher Elmer Morrissey; and Irish boat technician Alan Cahill, 34. Three crewmembers were rescued: Bryan Chong of Tiburon; the yacht’s owner James Bradford, 41, of San Francisco; and Nick Vos, a Redwood High graduate and boyfriend of Busch. The Coast Guard is investigating the incident. New operating group to tee off at McInnis? It’s going to be different strokes for different folks quite soon at McInnis Golf Club, as the Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution to lease the county-owned golf course and restaurant to a new operating group. The county had been seeking new management for the north-of-San Rafael golf course since November of last year; out of five groups that applied to lease the facil10

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BONUS QUESTION: What three-letter word can mean to get in quickly, or to get out quickly? Howard Rachelson invites you to an exciting Trivia Cafe Team Contest this Saturday, April 21, from 2-4 PM in the Marin County Civic Center library. FREE, with prizes and refreshments. VWith steam spewing from the hood of Madeleine’s car, she took the nearest exit, said a little prayer and found Mill Valley Automotive. Hamilton Gomez, general manager of the repair shop, began working on her Audi right away. When he learned Madeleine had an important meeting to attend, he loaned her his personal vehicle. Later, Madeleine returned, and was informed that the wrong part had been delivered to the shop, delaying the repair. Again, Hamilton loaned her his own car so that she could run errands. By the end of the day, Mill Valley Automotive had the Audi in tip-top shape and Madeleine was safely on her way. For answering Madeleine’s prayer and going above and beyond the call of service, Hamilton Gomez is our Hero of the Week.

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WA couple of teenage boys walked the streets of Corte Madera this week with toy rifles that resemble the real deal and shoot non-metal bullets. The toys convinced enough people that at least one armed man was roaming the neighborhood, because reports reached the Twin Cities police and a roadblock was set up. It took four police departments to track down two 14-year-olds carrying airsoft rifles, which police confiscated for lacking the required orange tips that specify the weapons are toys. Airsoft boasts high-powered sniper rifles and ultra-gauge shotguns, with prices shooting up to $800. Toys? There are several Zeros in this story, but for now, let’s start with the manufacturer and the companies that sell the weapons. What are they teaching our kids?—Nikki Silverstein

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ask everyone I meet for their bad date stories. My standards must be low, because most of the time people describe what I think qualifies as a pretty good date. Except when I’m talking to my friend Anita. Her dating adventures rank among the worst I’ve heard. I’m not sure why. Anita is lovely, fascinating and has dedicated herself to protecting the rights of animals. Plenty of Fish was Anita’s hunting ground for men. Working in the nonprofit world, she appreciated a free online dating site with a large pool of members. Playing the numbers game, she committed to meeting one man every week, whether she felt like it or not. Without much enthusiasm on this particular week, she took a quick peek at the listings and stopped on Roger’s profile. The age range worked. Anita’s 42 and Roger is 48. He looked appealing in his pictures. The premier photo, taken at night, was the only close-up. Though Anita doesn’t drink, she liked his “fun guy at a bar” look. His hair might be gray or it could have just been the flash. For Anita, the selling point was his ad. It started with “I could claim that I ride my bike 20 miles a day and bungee jump off the Golden Gate Bridge every weekend, but I don’t. ” “I thought it was cute, clever and honest,” Anita said. She sent him a note asking if he’d like to meet for coffee. Roger accepted and they planned to meet at Starbucks at 3pm. Anita beat him there, taking the only open spot, a large table for the handicapped pushed against the back wall. Soon enough, she was approached by a man she didn’t recognize. “Are you Roger?” she asked. “Wait, I can’t hear you,” the man responded. “Talk in this ear. “ Unfortunately, it was Roger. Anita described him as ancient. “You’re here already,” Roger said. “I was going to run over to Safeway to buy Just for Men. ” “I’m sure it’s tested on animals, so it’s better that you didn’t,” Anita answered. What if she had been running late? Was the guy going to apply the dye in the Starbucks bathroom and come out to greet her as a dark-haired old man? Still, wellmannered Anita stuck it out. His gray hair and crease-lined face tipped her off that he was at least 20 years older than he asserted earlier. Instead of the cute, clever, honest guy she expected, Roger turned out to be a conniving senior citizen. He informed her they would have to move the table. Due to the hearing loss in his left ear, Anita would have to remain on his

1. The Corte Madera Town Council recently altered its municipal code to permit residents to raise what two kinds of animals? 2. Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was recently suspended for five games for making what statement, which would not be as controversial outside of Florida? 3. Pictured, right: Name these four women, who have served as judges on American Idol. 4. What two numbers sit onethird of the way between 1/3 and 1/2? 5. After the fall of the USSR in November 1991, who took office as the first prime minister of Russia? 6. In 1804, Meriwether Lewis 3 and William Clark began the first exploration of the American West. 6a. They began this perilous journey in what city? 6b. And followed what river westward for 1,000 miles? 6c. They reached the Pacific Ocean in what state? 7. Catalan is the official language of what small country, and of what region of Spain? 8. Mathematicians of what civilization were the first to divide the day into 24 hours and the year into 360 days? 9. The first vehicle with an internal-combustion engine was patented in 1886 by which European automobile pioneer? 10. There are many objects that you can wear on your feet whose names begin with the letter S. Some of them are shoes and socks. Name as many more as you can.

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< 8 Newsgrams ities—which include the restaurant, banquet rooms, a nine-hole course, driving ranges, batting cages and a miniature golf course—Healdsburg-based Tayman Park Golf Group was chosen. Marinites have been teeing off at McInnis Park since it launched in 1993—since then it has generated more than $6.1 million in revenue for the county. As part of the agreement, the county will receive a minimum of $350,000 in annual rent, or 8 percent of gross food and beverage revenue, 20 percent of gross golf revenue and 3 percent of gross merchandise revenue. The lease is for 10 years, with an option for two more five-year terms. Additionally, the county will contribute up to $985,000 for capital improvements to the facility. The Tayman group is owned by Jimmy Stewart, who’d worked with golf course architects and a Sonoma County course-design company, and Frank Johnson, who played professional golf on the Australian and New Zealand tours. Tayman operates public courses in Healdsburg, Ukiah and Santa Rosa.

Breast cancer foundation announces grant recipients To Celebrate Life provided yet another reason for celebration this week—as the Kentfield-based breast cancer foundation announced the recipients of its 2012 grant awards. The $237,513 in grant funds will be divided among 19 Bay Area nonprofit organizations— consideration for the grants, according to Celebrate officials, went to agencies that “help women and men with breast health issues by providing financial support for the underserved, for early detection screening and diagnostics, and for emotional support programs, and education.” Marin organizations that received grants include Adopt A Family of Marin’s Breast Cancer Assistance Project; Ceres Community Project’s “healing meals for healthy communities”; Hospice By The Bay’s Breast Cancer Care Fund; the Institute for Health and Healing’s holistic support for breast cancer patients; the Marin Center for Independent Living’s Breast Cancer Benefits and Advocacy Project; the Marin General Hospital Foundation’s Breast Ultrasound/ Core Biopsy Fund for Uninsured Women; and Meals of Marin’s Food Project for patients battling breast cancer. To Celebrate Life is a volunteer-based group dedicated to raising funds and issuing grants for financial assistance to nonprofits that provide services and support to people living with breast cancer. Since its founding in 1996, the foundation has distributed more than $3.5 million to agencies across the Bay Area. A large portion of its grant funds were generated from the group’s three annual events—Rally for Health & Hope, Tee It Up To Celebrate Life and Stepping Out To Celebrate Life. For more information, call 415/455-5882 or visit www.tocelebratelife.org. San Rafael rejects Ross Valley sanitary study The pipes are clogged once again in the ongoing effort to consolidate sanitary districts in Central Marin and the Ross Valley. Last week board directors of the San Rafael Sanitation District declined an invitation by the Ross Valley Sanitary District officials to have a SRSD member join a feasibility study steering committee to study the effects consolidation would have on RVSD customers. The $125,000 study was given the go-ahead Jan. 25 by the Ross Valley Sanitary District. The board voted 3-2 for the study; board members Pamela Meigs and Frank Egger were the dissenting votes. Meigs says she voted against authorizing the study because she felt it wouldn’t be worthwhile if the other districts were not involved. In an April 9 letter to the Ross Valley Sanitary District, SRSD board chairman Gary Phillips emphasized that the San Rafael Sanitary District “is and always has been” interested in consolidating with RVSD and the Central Marin Sanitation Agency. But “a consolidation study conducted by Ross Valley without the input from all of the affected agencies is not acceptable,” continued Phillips.“Any consolidation study needs to be a joint study by the agencies that will be affected by a consolidation.” Three prior Central Marin sanitation-consolidation studies have been conducted in recent decades—in 1984, 1995 and 2005—all of which showed that consolidation would be beneficial to customers. Such benefits would potentially include lower costs to consumers, more efficient service, increased accountability to residents and streamlined infrastructure improvements. But each time consolidation efforts have moved forward, the three agencies haven’t been able to agree on terms. Most pervasive are critics of the Ross Valley Sanitary District who say that RVSD has no real interest in consolidation—CMSA dropped out of talks in 2007, charging unresponsiveness from Ross Valley. Ross Valley board members have indicated any consolidation efforts would have to be led by RVSD district officials. ‘Godfather II’ comes to the table With all the bad publicity surrounding Francis Ford Coppola’s trademark-infringement lawsuit against the Tavola Italian Kitchen restaurant in Novato, you’d think this would be a terrible time to re-release the famous filmmaker’s movies in Bay Area theaters, right? We may soon find out, as a restored version of The Godfather: Part II is set to play in Cinemark movie theaters on April 19 in celebration of the Godfather trilogy’s 40th anniversary. Cinemark, which owns several Century theaters in Marin, had no doubt planned the Godfather II screenings prior to last week’s legal controversy. The dispute over use of the word “tavola”—which is Italian for table—stems from Coppola’s restaurants, Zoetrope in San Francisco and Rustic in Sonoma County, which claim 11 > 10 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 20 – APRIL 26, 2012

< 8 Paths of bike resistance rather than tackle a whole bill. But passing yet another transportation extension, which essentially retains current funding levels for alternative transportation, including Safe Routes to School, doesn’t mean Republicans are ready to smoke a peace pipe with Democrats and talk respectfully about the battle over transportation priorities. In March, the Senate actually did pass its version of a new transportation bill, MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). Once again, Boxer played a key role in crafting legislation that would retain funding for nonmotorized transportation. The legislation included some key changes that reflect the current climate in Washington. A new program, Additional Activities, would combine programs like Safe Routes and transportation enhancements, Recreational Trails and other projects into one pot. Under MAP-21 in California, Caltrans would decide how half of federal transportation funds get spent. Regional entities, like the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), would choose how the other half is spent. “That would be a big change for us,” says Deb Hubsmith, director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. “But we’re supportive of MAP-21 because there’s been a federal trend toward consolidation, and it’s harder and harder to hang onto smaller programs.” In other words, part of a pie is better than none at all. “We were able to work with Sen. Boxer’s office to get important changes in the legislation,” says Hubsmith. Among other mandates, MAP-21 would set standards to ensure that all stakeholders, including bicyclists and pedestrians, receive consideration during the design and operation of federally funded transportation projects. It also requires states to spend at least what they received in 2009 for the Recreational Trails program. MAP 21 would be a victory for advocates of Complete Streets, which seeks to ensure that when streets are built, repaired or rebuilt, due attention is paid to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. “We have seen how hard senators from both sides of the aisle have worked to create a bill that will help Americans safely get where they need to go, whether they are older people visiting a senior center, children on their way to school or workers catching a bus,” said Barbara McCann, executive director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. In revisions to the final bill, key wording set the stage for local governments, school systems and metropolitan planning organizations to access funding for local distribution of Additional Activities money through a competitive process, moving decision-making down to the local level, where cities and schools can present projects to the MTC for approval. It gives smaller and local transportation projects, such as improving sidewalks for bicyclists and pedestrians, a better chance

to get a share of the transportation pot. Bike and pedestrian advocates, realizing the practical lay of the transportation land, supported MAP-21. They did not, however, look so kindly on the House version of a new transportation bill. No wonder. House leadership pushed HR7, a version of the transportation bill that would have once again attacked alternative transportation—with a vengeance. “In addition to destroying public transportation as well as bicycle and pedestrian programs, it also would have removed environmental provisions and protections [related to transportation],” says Hubsmith. In addition to some conservative Republicans objecting to spending provisions, “a number of moderate Republicans who in the past had worked to create multimodal transportation options felt it was the wrong direction.” House Democrats hated it. Unable to pass its version of the transportation bill, the House went for yet another extension. This one runs through June 30. “For us,” says Hubsmith, “any extension is good news.” But running the nation’s transportation policies through extensions is no way to run a railroad, and it means alternative transportation advocates must remain in a perpetual state of battle readiness. That point was proven shortly after the House and Senate agreed to pass the latest transportation extension. On April 13, House Republicans said they planned to tie continued transportation funding, including money for nonmotorized transportation, to approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The House Energy and Commerce Committee posted this on its website April 13: “Very soon, House Republicans will once again move forward with legislation authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) to take away the president’s ability to block this important pipeline....As Congress now prepares to extend transportation programs and negotiate a longer-term package, the House will insist that the Keystone XL legislation be included as part of the package.” The continual battle to persuade and convince Republicans that alternative transportation projects should be an essential part of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, a key to a new transportation paradigm, is a heavy lift. But verification of the efficacy of bike and pedestrian transportation projects is evident nowhere more than Marin. The county, along with Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Columbus, Missouri, and Sheboygan County in Wisconsin, has been the recipient of funding from the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTPP). Included in a previous federal transportation bill, the pilot project started in 2005 as a six-year effort to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to determine if the improvement would stimulate alternative transportation. Each community received $25 million. In addition, an extension provided additional funds. Marin received another $6.2 million.

Marin has taken annual transportation counts to determine alternative transportation use, and the numbers speak for themselves. Even before the pilot program, Marinites were increasing bike use and getting on their feet more every year. From 1999 to 2011, the number of bicyclists counted during a two-hour peak afternoon weekday period at 11 locations increased 172 percent. Average weekend bicycle use increased 159 percent during that same period. The number of pedestrians during annual weekday counts from 2007 to 2011 increased 33 percent at 19 locations. Weekend walking tallies increased 39 percent at 21 locations. (The complete report is available on the Walk Bike Marin website, walkbikemarin.org.) According to the 2011 evaluation of the program in Marin, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The before and after data for speciďŹ c project locations indicate that pedestrian and bicycle peak travel has generally increased subsequent to [NTPP] improvements. The improvements have affected weekday peaks more than weekend peaks, suggesting that the projects are primarily impacting commuters.â&#x20AC;? A ďŹ nal report on the program, including data from all four communities, has been submitted to Congress. Transportation projects focus attention on how people move, where they choose to live, how they interact with their environment. The NTPP ties into the goals of Safe Routes as a health beneďŹ t as well as a transportation program. It also embodies the latest thinking about transit-oriented development. Although Marin has been in the forefront of that thinking, many in the county still hold onto an outmoded suburban gestalt. When it comes to transportation and real estate, signs of the times are evident in demographics. A recent report compiled by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and the Frontier Group delineates a demographic shift that signals changing times. The report, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transportation and the New Generation: Why Young People Are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy,â&#x20AC;? states people have been driving less since the middle of the last decade. The millennial generation is looking at cars with less of a gleam in the

eye than previous generations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the ďŹ rst time in two generations, there has been a signiďŹ cant shift in how many miles Americans are driving each year,â&#x20AC;? said Phineas Baxandall, senior transportation analyst for the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and co-author of the report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;America needs to understand these trends when deciding how to focus our future transportation investments, especially when transportation dollars are so scarce.â&#x20AC;? According to the report, in 2011, Americans were driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than they did in 2004. And the trend is even more noticeable among the young. On average, people 16 to 34 drove 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than people in the same age bracket in 2001. And the percentage of young people without a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license increased from 21 percent to 26 percent from 2000 to 2010. The reasons for the shift are complicated, the report notes. Increasing gasoline and maintenance costs account for some of the shift. But a signiďŹ cant causal effect comes from the demographics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many young people choose to replace driving with alternative transportation,â&#x20AC;? the report states. The new generation also favors communities with core development, walkable downtownsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;transit-oriented development. Those are the same goals in the forefront of progressive community planning. It creates a model in which the car gets used for special purposes, like Sunday drives to the beach or the wine country, rather than as a daily hauler. The model relies on public transit as well as walkable and bikeable communities. In Marin, an aging population also throws into the mix a desire among older residents for user-friendly pedestrian and bicycle routes and amenities. This is no time to cut alternative transportation funding or back away from transit-oriented development, say advocates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately, the day should come when we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to ďŹ ght for [bike and pedestrian] funding,â&#x20AC;? says Andy Peri, advocacy director at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. They should be routine ingredients in transportation bills safe from political attack. < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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And for many of those years, Barbieri, a Barbieri ďŹ rst got behind a KNBR mic in Marin resident, signed off with a simple 1984, when sports talk was in its infancy. catchphrase: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angels ďŹ&#x201A;y because they take He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a former athlete and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t themselves lightly.â&#x20AC;? have a voice for radio, but somehow he When Barbieri was abruptly ďŹ red last survivedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and thrivedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in part because week, nobody was heeding that advice. of his pull-no-punches style. An early Not former NBA forward and longtime Barbieri co-host Tom â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Tâ&#x20AC;? Tolbert, who critic of steroids in baseball, Barbieri greeted the news of his partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure berated Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and other high-ups for with a heartfelt on-air tribute punctuated ignoring the problem long before BALCO by mufďŹ&#x201A;ed sobs. made headlines. And he Not members of KNBRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to bite the brass, who reportedly inhand that fed him. His formed Barbieri of their deregular segments with cision and had him escorted Giants General Manager from the building in the span Brian Sabean frequently of less than 10 minutes. turned testy, particuAnd certainly not Barbieri larly during the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s himself, who hired attorney hapless pre-2010 losing and former San Francisco stretch. Supervisor Angela Alioto Last year, Barbieri and is planning to sue his was inducted into the ex-employer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shocked,â&#x20AC;? Bay Area Radio Hall of Alioto told us in a recent Fame. interview, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I think his â&#x20AC;&#x153;As much as we watch heart is broken.â&#x20AC;? KNBR said Barbieri was let Barbieri co-hosted the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Razor and Mr. sports, and see careers go because of chronic late- T,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which had been the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest come and go, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re rated show in the 25- to 54-year-old male ness, but Alioto suspects a demographic since 2000. KNBR said it never really prepared different motive: Six months ďŹ red its veteran of 30 years for being late for when they end,â&#x20AC;? said Tolbert, who joined ago, Barbieri announced heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d a lot recently. Barbieri in 1996, at the been diagnosed with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. KNBR and parent company outset of Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Razor and Mr. T Cumulus (neither of which responded to show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Ralph] lasted here 28 years, and a request for comment) couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ re Bar- the reason he did was because he was, and bieri at the time, contends Alioto, because still is, very passionate, very opinionated. it would have been â&#x20AC;&#x153;too blatant.â&#x20AC;? Instead, Whether you agreed with him or not, they offered him a contract that was slated he had his reasons for believing what he believed. One of his endearing qualities, to run until Nov. 1. frustrating and endearing at the same â&#x20AC;&#x153;What theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done here is try to cover time, was that he was a bulldog. When he it up,â&#x20AC;? said Alioto. had his teeth into something and he felt This week, Cumulus hit back with a like he was in the right, he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to prepared statement, calling Aliotoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acculet it go.â&#x20AC;? sations â&#x20AC;&#x153;inaccurateâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;baseless.â&#x20AC;? Alioto said she plans to ďŹ le suit within â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is completely implausible that the the next few weeks. Asked whether Bartermination of Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract had anything to do with his age or the fact that bieri would seek reinstatement, she said her client hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thought that far ahead. he was diagnosed with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? reads â&#x20AC;&#x153;He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have health care, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the statement, attributed to Cumulus Vice President Bill Bungeroth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;KNBR renewed got an 11-year-old son,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discussed with me returning to work. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his contract this past fall with full knowlsaid, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What am I going to do?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? < edge of those circumstances. At that time, Ralph publicly recognized that the comEmail Jacob at jacobsjottings@gmail.com.

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ne of the only things that people, in general, don’t like in America is classical music,” says composer, conductor and educator Rob Kapilow, “and the only thing they like less is new classical music. “I want contemporary music to be relevant.” Kapilow, 59, has spent the better part of his professional career committed to that mission, bridging the gap between classical music and a wider world that often steers clear of the symphony hall and regards Brahms as fodder for snobs. His latest project is all about bridges, both literally and metaphorically. Sixteen months ago, the Marin Symphony commis-

by Greg C a hill sioned Kapilow to compose Golden Gate Opus, a piece for orchestra and chorus, to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The result is Chrysopylae (kris-sop-eh-lee), a sweeping commemorative work for symphony, chorus and recorded sound that is a collaboration between Kapilow and Fred Newman, an actor, writer, musician and sound designer on A Prairie Home Companion. The completed work, which the Marin Symphony will premiere May 6 in San Rafael, found Kapilow and Newman soliciting input from commuters, hikers, bicyclists,

tourists, Native Americans, bridge workers, families of suicide victims and others at local schools, community meetings and on a Facebook page devoted to the project. The comments informed the completed work “massively... from the smallest detail to the biggest detail,” Kapilow says. “We started off asking people, we all know what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like, but what does it sound like? You know, at the beginning stage, this was going to be a piece for just symphony and chorus—there was no plan to put sound into it at all, it was just sort of a prompt question.” That soon changed. “People had so many thoughts about sounds,” he says, “and the idea for using real sounds in the piece grew 14> APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 13

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< 13 Rhapsody in International Orange out of those discussions.” Those discussions also led Kapilow to greatly expand the scope of the piece. For instance, he conducted sessions with senior citizens who spoke about what the Golden Gate Strait sounded like before the bridge was constructed. “That helped us to push the project back in time before the construction,” he explains. That, in turn, led the composer to consult with local members of the Miwok and Muwekma Ohlone tribes about what life was like around the strait before the arrival of European explorers, settlers and fortune hunters. Yet, incorporating the historical aspects didn’t lead Kapilow to structure the piece as a strict musical timeline. “One of the goals in writing this piece was to not make it a diorama or literal historical pageant or narrative,” he says, “but to come at everything from an angle rather than hit it head on.”   

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KAPILOW AND NEWMAN spent six months interviewing subjects, gathering feedback and researching the bridge and its history. They then spent four days last summer at a residency at the Banff Arts Centre in a secluded cabin in the Canadian woods poring over the research. “That’s when we started fleshing it out and figuring out what it was going to be about, including what each movement would be about,” Kapilow says. “I still hadn’t written a note. I then went home and wrote it from start to finish, from June 15 until mid-August and then I orchestrated it until Oct. 30.” The symphony is composed of four movements. The first, “Chrysopylae,” evokes what Kapilow calls the region’s “pre-history.” The title of the movement (and of the symphony itself) means “golden passageway.” It’s derived from the naming of the Golden Gate Strait in 1846 by explorer and Bear Flag Revolt military leader John C. Fremont (who once commanded the notorious Indian fighter Kit Carson and other soldiers from his headquarters at the San Rafael mission on Fifth Avenue). In homage to the local tribes, the movement begins with the chorus chanting five Ohlone words for fauna that were central to their world. It then brings in passages taken from journals and explorer diaries provided by the California Historical Society. “I wanted to reference these three worlds: the Indian world, the Spanish world and the American world,” he says. The second movement, “Belief: Suspended,” delves into the actual construction of the bridge and its structure. “The very first day that I got to the bridge, the bridge district gave me that boring fact sheet,” Kapilow says. “You know, the one that states the main span is 42,000 feet long, workers used 330,000 cubic yards of 14 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012

concrete...that kind with families of suicide victims,” of thing. That all he says. “We inbecame text for the terviewed them chorus. for about five “Still, I often say hours. It was that composers a really indon’t set words to tense session. music, but rather The f a m i l i e s the emotions bea g re e d to hind them. So the chorus becomes the give me text concrete pillars, the from their fammiles of wire, all ily member’s those lights.” suicide notes, More important which provided than the cold hard text for the enfacts were the pertire third movesonal accounts of ment of this bridge workers, piece. All the who also prov idwords sung in ed actual sounds ‘Chrysopylae’-apalooza takes place May 6, 8 at Marin Center. the third movefrom the span. ment are from Kapilow remembers on one occasion notes given to me by people we talked to. visiting the bridge at 6:30 i n t h e m o r n - The title of the movement, ‘Here Is Where i n g with Golden Gate Bridge Highway I Go,’ is taken from a note. There also is a and Transportation Distr ict spokes- section [of the movement] called ‘I Think woman Mary Currie, to meet bridge work- I am Broken,’ which comes directly from a ers. “When she said, ‘This man is writing note, as well as ‘Please Forgive Me—All I a symphony about the bridge,’ you could Ever Wanted Was to Come Home.’” tell that the workers couldn’t get away fast Kapilow admits that as a New enough. But within 10 minutes they were Yorker and someone who has falling over each other to show me all the driven over the bridge often cool sounds, including the air-raid siren. to visit relatives in Marin and They were amazing. They actually gave us Mendocino, suicide isn’t the first sound. We were in their workshops while thought he has of the famous they were running equipment for us: air span. “One difference for me, compressors, arc welders, all sorts of power and for Fred [Newman], is that tools. we think of traveling over the “I was thrilled watching those workers bridge as a special event—we never thought go from complete suspicion of classical about the suicides,” he explains. “Interestmusic to utter engagement in the compoingly, I would say that nearly 85 percent of sition.” the people we talked to knew someone or knew of someone fairly directly who had O O O O jumped off of the bridge. And, for some, THE THIRD MOVEMENT, “Here Is it’s even a political topic because of the call Where I Go,” is one of the most emofor construction of a suicide net. tional parts of the piece, remembering “For many Bay Area residents, these suithe estimated 1,400 to 1,500 people who, cides seem to be a regular part of life.” since the bridge opened in 1937, have The fourth movement, “How Long?,” committed suicide by leaping into the addresses the bridge’s legacy. “In the course dark waters below. of the research, we found a newspaper inLast year, 37 people jumped from fr the terview with [chief structural engineer Jobridge to their deaths. aths. seph] Strauss and the San FranThe subject wass the source ccisco city manager at the of much discussion sion on time, me, in which w th city the the project’s Facebook bookk managerr asks, how page, with people oplee long wi will your bridge strongly in support ort surv vive? survive? or opposition to “Strauss anrecognizing the sw wers, ‘Forever.’ ‘For swers, sad phenomec “The city non—Kapilow manager asks, himself seemed ‘How long lon is cool to the idea forever?’ initially, but ul“And th that d timately agreed became the th end es that the families of the chorus.” chor cid de of those suicide O O O O ved to t victims deserved dged.. KAPILOW’S OW K OWN be acknowledged. ost powJOURNEY JOU URNEY to the M Marin “One of the most Symphony Sym mphony commiss commission erful sessions wee had was

is the culmination of more than three decades of work, albeit a trek that has taken several side trips before Kapilow earned a reputation for composing commemorative works that he calls Citypieces, which have included musical tributes to Washington, D.C.’s federal monuments, the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Louisiana Purchase. “I was very fortunate when I got out of graduate school [at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York],” he recalls. “Literally, the day I got out I was hired as a conductor of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and a professor at Yale [where he had been enrolled as an undergraduate]. I was 24 years old. So I got to spend the next five years conducting all these great Beethoven symphonies and other classical pieces. “It was really fun.” Then, an offer to conduct on Broadway arrived. “It was the Tony Award-winning production of Nine,” he says. “For two months, I tried to do both jobs at the same time, taking a one-hour-and-20-minute train ride from Yale to New York City, where I would conduct at night before catching the 11:20 train home [to New Haven, Connecticut]. It was a really thought-provoking experience. Though it sounds unrelated, that is where these commemorative projects came from. No matter what you think about Broadway music—and I happen to love it—audiences got that music. They spoke the language of that show. You can tell as a conductor if the audience gets it and they knew it was cool, they knew it filled a need—it was a language they spoke! “But then I’d take this train back to Yale and perform this classical music and you could just tell that most people did not speak that language in the same way they spoke the language of Broadway. Sure, there were some people for whom classical music was first order, but by and large there was none of that sense of ‘getting it.’ I just had a moment of realization that I didn’t want to spend my life doing this if people weren’t going to get it. “So, the last 20 years of my life has seen a variety of different ways of trying to get rid of the fakeness I felt in the concert hall.” To help demystify the art form, he sold National Public Radio on What Makes It Great, a program that presented 10 seconds of music each week after which Kapilow explained what made it great. Just four measures, and 15 minutes of deconstruction and analysis, every week for 10 years, in the hope that Kapilow could expand the listener’s understanding of classical music. That led to a popular concert series of the same name, now in its 15th year, presented at Lincoln Center in New York and other major concert halls around the United States and Canada. “That allows me to take one piece of music a night and

“I want contemporary music to be relevant.”

this really big project. NPR aired the preto spend an hour after the intermission miere, but it had a wide diversity of people taking it apart, so the audience really gets in the concert,” he says. “People who had it,” he says. never come to the symphony before were Kapilow wanted kids to have that same now engaged in a piece of classical music opportunity, so he got permission to set that they felt a sense of ownership in. And Dr. Seuss’s iconic children’s book Green Eggs & Ham to music (the Marin Sympho- that’s really where the Citypieces started, ny performed it in concert last month). “It watching something that everyone said might be the only opera libretto that every is anathema to America—new music— become the vehicle for the widest particikid knows by heart,” he muses. He recently published his second book, pation in a classical music event the city What Makes It Great: Short Masterpieces, had ever seen. “I realized that a new piece of music, if Great Composers, the first musically enit was about a topic that interhanced e-book for the iPad on ested people and if you went the subject of music. It includes out and engaged them in it, 200 musical examples that scroll could actually become a way to on the screen as the audio samexpand the audience for what ple plays along. we do and do that in a mean“It’s also designed to make ingful way, devoid of that artipeople actually ‘get it,’” he says. ficiality that has always deeply But the real epiphany haptroubled me in the world of pened during a visit to the classical music.” Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Chrysopylae has met that in Kansas City, Missouri, with standard, he notes. its high columns and sprawling “When I first started, I had lawns, sort of a Midwestern verno idea what it meant to do sion of the Palace at Versailles. this—it just seemed like a great The museum had commissioned idea to write a piece commemsculptor Claes Oldenburg—who created “Cupid’s Span,” the 60-foot-tall orating the 75th anniversary of the Golden bow and arrow embedded in the ground Gate Bridge,” he says. “I literally went to along the Embarcadero in San Francisco people and told them I had received this not far from AT&T Park—to create a pub- commission and asked, what would you lic art piece. He re-envisioned the museum do? What do you think that means? So I and its formal grounds as a giant badmin- started with a fairly blank slate, as you do ton court, and sculpted a few giant shuttle- when you write a piece like this, but at the same time, you’re looking for something cocks for the space. “I was doing an outreach program in that would strike a chord with you. What Kansas City with the St. Lawrence String they say has to resonate with you in some Quartet when the taxi driver angrily asked way. “It was a real diverse set of influences if we’d seen the Oldenburg sculptures,” Kapilow recalls. “He said it was the ugliest thing adding recorded sounds and trying to he’d ever seen. I was really struck by that be- find Ohlone Indians who could translate cause rarely does a taxi driver have a strong a language that is all but dead, talking to opinion about a new piece of art. It turns bridge workers, the families of the suicide out everyone had an opinion about it. Half victims—it was as diverse a group of partners as any Citythe city thought it was the piece I’ve ever done. And coolest thing ever and the every single person we other half thought it was Golden Gate Opus went to—bridge worklike painting a mustache The Marin Symphony, with ers, families of suicide on the Mona Lisa. victims, Indians, youth “So that inspired me to conductor Alasdair Neale, orchestra members—all go on the radio and ask will perform Chrysopylae have bought tickets. people, no matter what (Golden Gate Opus) and “For the Marin they thought of that art Beethoven’s Symphony Symphony, the event is piece, what would a piece No. 9, Sunday, May 6, at the concert, but, for me, of music about it sound 3pm, and Tuesday, May every conversation I had like? We were deluged 8, at 7:30pm, at the Marin while I was researching with responses—everyCenter in San Rafael.Tickets it, and every conversation one had an idea about are $29, $54 and $70 ($10 I had last month at the how you could turn it youth tickets are available preview presentation of into music. We realized for the Sunday matinee). the chorus, was the piece. that we had touched a And when the families of nerve. I was then invited 415/499-6800. the suicide victims came to write that music. So, to me at the rehearsal I’d write a minute or two, in tears, thanking me and when I returned once a month, I’d play it on the radio, so people for what I had done with the messages in those suicide notes, and feeling blessed to could offer their thoughts about it.” Within six months, he’d written Shuttle- have been treated so respectfully, for me, that’s as important as the premiere.” < cocks, an octet for the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the Ying Quartet. “It became Send notes to Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

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t happens almost every time I tell someone I’m a food writer. The response is, “Oh, how wonderful—you get to review all those restaurants!” Well, no. I am not a restaurant critic. I write about almost everything: chefs, new products, farms and cookbooks, and I report on events and dining places (openings, closings, menus, etc.). I particularly love to tell readers what’s appealing on the local restaurant scene and why, more so when I can help support outof-the-way or underappreciated spots that don’t get a lot of press. They might not be cutting-edge or hot but they offer experiences that make them worth a try, often at moderate prices. It’s spring, time to be out and about, so here are suggestions for exploring some of my favorites.

Le Chalet Basque—did we mention the bar is open all day?

Fifty Years of Tradition A bastion of old-style cooking, Le Chalet Basque in the Santa Venetia neighborhood in San Rafael has attracted diners for half a century. It doesn’t have the typical Basque setting with communal tables but its foods meet the ethnic profile: generous servings of meat-centric dishes echoing both Spanish and French cuisines. In a large building you’ll find a popular bar (open all day) with red booths, and a dining room with white linen-covered tables, a wooden hutch used as a serving station and a dramatic bevador, a big antique cooler, in one corner. The patio has lots of four-tops for sunny lunches or warm evening meals. People who miss classics like escargots (properly served on indented plates, with sauce Bordelaise), sweetbreads, tripe and frog legs will find them here along with remarkable daily dinner specials (paella on Thursday, petrale sole on Friday), fivecourse meals for $22.95. At lunch, omelets and sandwiches join plates of lamb chops, sauteed prawns, fresh artichoke bottoms, 18 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012

salads and soups. 405 N. San Pedro Rd., 415/479-1070, www.chaletbasque.com. Lunch and dinner (closed Monday) Another Oldie Also operating as a restaurant/bar for 50 years, the building that houses Pier 15 on San Rafael’s canal is usually described as a dive, meant in a good way. There’s nothing fancy about the rustic setting where at any time of day regulars can be found in the bar or ordering favorite meals...and these regulars might be retired physicists as well as mechanics and ladies of a certain age. Six years ago the mood of the food was elevated when the place was taken over by Adriano Orsi, part of a legendary San Francisco-Marin restaurant family. This means that while casual items are on the menu (a “special burger” that’s a half-pound of beef on a grilled baguette with grilled onion and melted Jack cheese, or an old-style tuna melt), there are gems like house-cured prosciutto, sole served three ways and spectacular seafood cannelloni: crepes filled with lobster, crab, scallops and ricotta with a creamy tomato sauce. Weekenders knowingly go for Swedish chocolate cinnamon French toast, egg dishes and the bloody Mary bar. In good weather the deck is the place to sit, relaxing with a view of Mt. Tam and the boats in the canal. Fancy it ain’t, fun it is. 15 Harbor St. (E. Francisco Blvd.), 415/256-9121, www.pier15sanrafael.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Go West Let us say it’s a gorgeous day, you’re out in West Marin, and you’re hungry. Maybe you have your dog and/or your kids along, or you’re a wee bit grungy from a hike. Where do you go? Head for Café Reyes in Point Reyes Station. Situated at the end or the beginning of the main drag, depending on your approach, it’s a comfortable stop with reasonable prices, no pretension. This is where you’ll find locals and visitors happy to discover a place that has Neapolitan-style pizza from a wood-fired oven, oysters right out of the bay, organic salads. In fact, organic and homegrown ingredients mixed with specialties like 00 flour and San Marzano tomatoes for the pizza make for an enticing menu. Thin crusts, properly blistered, are natural sourdough and come in combos like Estero (fresh mozzarella, Point Reyes Farmstead blue cheese, grana padano) and fresh goat cheese with vegetables. A house specialty is deep-dish vegetable pie made from the

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season’s best picks. Organic coffee is houseroasted, beer and wine are available. The airy indoor space with tall ceilings opens out to a deck where well-behaved pooches can join their humans. 11101 State Route 1, 415/663-9493. Lunch and dinner daily (until 9pm) Asian for Everyone People seem confused (or wary) when they hear about Yu Shang Mandarin Restaurant and Sushi Bar in San Rafael. How can a place that serves Chinese and Japanese food produce good versions of either? The answer lies in history. The family who opened this place 20 years ago came from Taiwan, Republic of China, the island ceded to Japan by China in 1895 at the end of the first Sino-Japanese War. It remained under occupation until the end of World War II. Its inhabitants grew accustomed to the foods of the Japanese, appreciated them and incorporated them into everyday life with their own cuisine. The combination of ethnic ingredients and styles became commonplace in restaurants. There you have it... and so does Yu Shang. Located on Bellam Boulevard, where traffic patterns and parking are problematical, the restaurant is slightly hard to access but worth the effort. A cottage-like exterior opens into two rooms: sushi bar on the right, a dining room on the left for Chinese table service. Sushi may be ordered in the dining room, if desired; a number of Japanese dishes (teriyaki, tonkatsu, tempura) are served there at lunch, too. I’m fond of Chinese clay pot cooking and garlic prawns with black mushrooms and roast pork or stuffed vegetables flavored with oyster sauce are comforting. Steamed oysters with barbecue sauce and seaweed egg flower soup are rare local finds. Sushi fans are lured to the counter by a long sushi list with interesting house specials. Sprightly cucumber salad with crab is highly recommended. Yu Shang is the place to go for meeting

cravings for foods from two cultures in one friendly restaurant, a fun way to dine. 180 Bellam Blvd., 415/457-9199, www.yushangmandarinandsushi.com. Open daily from 11:30am Taking the Bait Tucked away inside the New Bait Shop on Gate 6 Road in Sausalito is one of my newest choices for a takeout lunch. Davey Jones Deli is really owned by Davey Jones—it isn’t a play on the obvious—and he is responsible for some fine eats. The tiny kitchen/counter service area is filled with brightly colored organic vegetables prepped and ready for salads or additions to sandwiches. Meats are freshly roasted daily and their aromas make it hard to resist one of Jones’s creative combos. A crowd pleaser is Holiday (I think of it as Thanksgiving every day), roast turkey with cranberry compote, almonds, greens, goat cheese and thinly sliced red onion with fennel pickle. Yes, I said fennel pickle, only one example of the clever condiments on hand. Now that berries are back in season, the Porkberrywich should return: pulled pork complemented by sweet fruit. Kosher pastrami, organic chicken, cinnamontouched brisket all get turned into sandwiches using a wide choice of high-quality breads. These are constructed to order with individual touches from the vast number of options and they come in large and small sizes. Soups are homemade, as are desserts, and takeout dinner plates can be ordered. Cierra Jones puts together righteous salads, each individually concocted. The Joneses emphasize, “Vegans and meat-ophiles are equally welcome.” Place an order, grab something to drink from the bait shop’s cooler and find a place to enjoy one of the freshest lunches in Marin. (I like to sit on the grass at Kappas Marina and then take a postprandial stroll on Issaquah Dock.) 1 Gate 6 Road, 415/331-2282. Check it out on Facebook. Open daily, until 5pm Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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of the retail music business’ independent spirit will be marked on Saturday, April 21. A record store employee named Chris Brown dreamed up the idea of Record Store Day. The global organization that promotes it was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner. Metallica kicked off Record Store Day 2008 in San Francisco with an in-store concert at Rasputin Music. For music buffs, it’s become a muchanticipated event. Record store owners typically reserve a few gems to offer on that day. “I have a box of very rare punk 45s from the late-’70s to early-’80s, and a stack of rare jazz records,” Lazarus says, “such as a mono original of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, and Art Blakey with Clifford Brown A Night at Birdland on Blue Note.” And the record labels also support the event, offering limited-edition releases. Typically these take the form of singles, audiophile LPs or other rarities. In the past, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, R.E.M. and Elvis Costello have released special limited-edition recordings for the event.

‘Old records never die,’ sang Ian Hunter—an idea that will certainly be the case Saturday at Red Devil in San Rafael.

This year, for instance, Columbia/ Legacy’s limited edition Record Store Day exclusives include new releases from Paul Simon, Miles Davis, the Clash, Patti Smith, Shuggie Otis, Iggy and the Stooges, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Uncle Tupelo, 311, Lou Reed, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Ozzy Osbourne. Warner Bros. and its affiliated labels are planning special releases by Metallica, Eric Clapton, Wilco, The Black Keys, Dr, John and Fleetwood Mac, among others.

Other Record Store Day offers feature products by the Flaming Lips, Devo, David Bowie, The Cure, Luna, Social Distortion and Paul Weller, to name a few. And what’s not to like about a pink-vinyl version of the Pretty in Pink soundtrack? “Record Store Day is very helpful in increasing awareness, but even more so in reigniting interest in current customers with a flurry of limited releases,” Lazarus says. “It is by far my biggest day of the year—it far exceeds any day before Christmas, since it’s also the only day of the year I have a sale that also ignites interest. “My customers love it—we’re packed all day with people acting like kids in a candy store.” < Ignite Greg’s interest at gcahill51@gmail.com.

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y Bette Davis,” declares actress Debbie Reynolds, “is pretty good, but then so is my Katharine Hepburn.” Reynolds, who turned 80 April 1, has spent the last 65 years working with Hollywood’s most legendary stars and, according to her, she was doing more than just acting alongside all those A-listers. She was also learning to copy their moves. “I’m a variety performer. That means that I do a lot of different things,” she says happily, speaking on the phone from her home in Los Angeles. “And one of those things I do just happens to be impressions. I do Liberace. I do Jimmy Stewart. I do Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. I do Mae West, which people seem to really enjoy, because when I do Mae West I get to say some very funny things.” “Such as?” I ask. Reynolds pauses a split second. “‘Sex,’” she says, “’is like air. It doesn’t seem important until you’re not getting any.’ That’s an old one, but it’s still funny.”

‘The Artist’ was wonderful ‘for what it was,’ says the ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ star.

From Singin’ in the Rain and Tammy and the Bachelor, to The Unsinkable Molly Brown and the upcoming One for the Money, Debbie Reynolds has made hundreds of movies, singing and dancing her way into the hearts of millions of fans. She will be appearing this month at the Marin Civic Center, where she’ll be performing some of her best-loved songs, showing film clips and telling stories about her numerous co-stars and collaborators. “It’s a variety show,” she says. “The people who come to see me will hear music, will be entertained with some song and dance, and they’ll hear stories about 22 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 20 – APRIL 26, 2012

my years in show business. I tell stories because when you work with people like Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck, you end up with stories to tell.” “And will you be doing any...impressions?” “Of course,” she laughs. “There’s a whole section of impressions. That’s the comedy part of the show, where I get to have fun and act ridiculous for a little while.” Though the majority of those attending her stage show remember her from Good morning! Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly make staying up all night seem downright energizing in her classics—Singin’ in the Rain is 60 years what many say is the greatest movie musical of all time. old—Reynolds says she’s thrilled when fans tell her how much they love one of of course. I love the Barrymore girl. I “Oh, I thought The Artist was very her more recent movies. think she’s marvelous. I think Brad Pitt is good,” she says, “but it was definitely a “A lot of people like Mother, the film I adorable. I love George Clooney—and I takeoff on Singin’ in the Rain, only in made with Albert Brooks,” she says, ref- thought his movie, The Descendants, was black-and-white instead of color, and with erencing the critically accharming, a good picture. no musical numbers. For all those people c l a i m e d 1 9 9 6 co m e d y. It’s not as good as Dark who’ve been waiting for black-and-white “That one is very popular Victory, and some other to return, people waiting for a movie with COMING SOON with a lot of people,” she pictures that I could mena script that isn’t as good as Singin’ in the Debbie Reynolds— remarks. “That was one of tion, but it was good.” Rain, well—this was the film for them. in concert the newer ones. I also did “I assume you saw The I certainly enjoyed it, and I’m happy it The performance takes four Disney movies called Artist?” I ask, daring to won the Oscar, and I’m happy it’s been so place Sunday, April 22, Halloween Town, mostly mention the recent Oscarsuccessful. Clearly, it means that people 3pm, at Marin Veterans’ for kids under 12—and I winning film many critics are hungry for simple stories again, oldMemorial Auditorium, do have people come up compared to Singin’ in the fashioned stories, love stories. 10 Avenue of the Flags at and tell me how much they Civic Center Drive in San Rain. Shot in black-and“The Artist was wonderful,” she conRafael. Tickets $20-$60. loved those. I rather like white, as a silent film, The tinues, “for what it was. But Singin’ in the Call 415/473-6800 or visit that.” Artist, like its predecessor, Rain, for sheer creativity and freshness, www.marincenter.org. “I imagine,” I ask, “that tells the story of Holwas just a much better film. once in a while someone lywood’s transition from “Though I admit,” Reynolds laughs, “I recalls a film you’d rather the great silent era of films may be a bit biased on this one.” < not be reminded of?” into the new world of talking pictures. Sing to David at talkpix@earthlink.net. “I do have a few of those, yes,” Reynolds laughs. “I once did a film called Mr. Im‘The Artist’ was wonderful ‘for what it was,’ says the perium with Lana Turner and Ezio Pinza. ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ star. You’ve probably never heard of Ezio Pinza. He was an opera singer, and Mr. Imperium was just a terrible film. I never understood the picture. It was really lousy. So I do have some bad memories, but on the whole, I’ve had a wonderful time making pictures.” Reynolds, who stays current on new movies, tends to feel—like many others do—that today’s cinematic offerings pale when compared to the films Hollywood was making 50 years ago. “Today’s movies all seem the same to me,” she suggests. “They seem to be all about how many cars they can wreck. They are over-violent and over-sexual. They don’t have the same sense of romance and beauty anymore. I miss the old golden days, yes I do.” “And what about today’s actors?” “Oh, the actors are still wonderful,” she laughs. “Meryl Streep is wonderful, ‘Mr. Imperium’ was ‘a terrible film... really lousy’ recalls the brutally honest Reynolds.

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               APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 23

›› MOViES

Friday April 20 -Thursday April 26

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (1:23) Listless slacker Jason Segel’s search for an ordained life path leads to strangeness, confusion and high comedy; Susan Sarandon costars. O The Kid With a Bike (1:27) French drama about an abandoned child’s complex relationship with a kindly hairdresser. O Letters from the Big Man (1:44) A young scientist doing field research in the Oregon wilderness realizes that that critter in the woods just might be Bigfoot himself. O Lockout (1:35) Former G-man Guy Pearce and President’s daughter Maggie Grace find themselves in the middle of an explosive riot in an orbiting top-security prison satellite. O The Lucky One (1:41) An ex-Marine searches for the unknown woman whose good-luck photograph kept him alive through three tours of duty in Iraq. O The Metropolitan Opera: Manon (4:10) Direct from New York it’s Massenet’s torrid tale of a nun-turned-prostitute and the chevalier who loves her. O The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata (3:15) Verdi’s timeless tragedy of a tubercular courtesan’s lost love is presented live from New York in glorious big-screen high definition. O Mirror Mirror (1:46) Exiled princess Snow White joins forces with seven rebel dwarves to overthrow an evil queen, reclaim the throne and snag a princely bf for good measure. O Monsieur Lazhar (1:34) An Algerian schoolteacher living in Quebec connects with pupils still recovering from the suicide of their old headmaster. O The Raid: Redemption (1:41) Indonesian action flick about a team of undercover cops who have to fight their way out of a criminals’ skyscraper hideout when their cover’s blown. O Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (1:52) British fishery expert Ewan McGregor is ordered by the PM to bring angling to the desert at the whim of a Mideast sheik; Lasse Hallström directs. O Science on Screen: Asteroid Impacts (1:30) Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart discusses the science of predicting and diverting Earth-bound asteroids, utilizing (dubious) examples from Hollywood movies as illustration. O Think Like a Man (2:02) Four women learn to manipulate their boyfriends after reading Steve Harvey’s best-selling insiderinfo love guide. O The Three Stooges (1:32) Larry, Moe and Curly (hold the Shemp) are back, slapping and eye-poking their way through murder and mayhem; Jackie Chan and Larry David costar. O Titanic 3D (3:14) James Cameron’s disaster flick is back in three presumably lucrative dimensions; Kate and Leo star, of course. O 21 Jump Street (1:49) Ever-youthful LA cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at a local high school and find those old adolescent anxieties as difficult to deal with as the drug ring they’re supposed to be investigating. O Wrath of the Titans (1:39) All hell breaks loose when Zeus is imprisoned by Hades and it’s up to Perseus and Andromeda to save mankind…AGAIN. O

Lily Rabe is Sasquatch-sensitive in ‘Letters from the Big Man,’ opening at the Rafael Friday.

American Reunion (1:53) The horny teens of “American Pie” reunite 13 years later for a weekend of friendship and memories plus boozing, cussing and rampant sex. O Bully (1:38) Acclaimed documentary looks at five kids and how they endure the most common form of anti-youth violence in the U.S. today. O The Cabin in the Woods (1:35) Joss Whedon’s subversive horror comedy about a remote and sinister forest hideaway. O Casablanca (1:42) World-weary saloonkeeper Humphrey Bogart is thrust into global intrigue when ex-gf Ingrid Bergman reenters his life, nasty Nazis at hand; Claude Rains steals the show as Louis the cop. O Chimpanzee (1:15) Disney True Life Adventure tracks the exploits of a fun-loving baby chimp in the lush forests of the Ivory Coast. O Damsels in Distress (1:38) Absurdist Whit Stillman farce about three earnest coeds out to reenergize their on-the-skids college through vivid dance numbers and personal hygiene. O The Deep Blue Sea (1:38) Terence Rattigan’s classic drama hits the big screen with Rachel Weisz as a pampered barrister’s wife who gives it all up for the love of a young RAF pilot. O Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (1:26) Dr. Seuss’s timeless tale of a likable old grump and his endangered ecosystem comes to the big screen with the voices of Danny DeVito, Betty White and Taylor Swift. O Footnote (1:45) The intense rivalry between father-and-son Talmudic scholars intensifies when Dad wins the coveted (by both) Israel Prize. O Friends With Kids (1:47) The last two surviving singles in a circle of breeders decide to have their cake and eat it too by raising a child AND dating other people; Jon Hamm and Megan Fox star. O The Godfather, Part II (3:20) Francis Coppola’s splendid sequel continues the Corleone saga, paralleling Vito’s rise to power in turn-of-the-century New York with Michael’s reign as gambling kingpin in Havana and Tahoe; Pacino and De Niro star. O The Hunger Games (2:22) In post-apocalyptic North America a teenage girl fights for her life against a squad of trained assassins on a popular government-sponsored reality show! O

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›› MOViE TiMES 21 Jump Street (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2, 4:30, 7 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:50, 7:20 American Reunion (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 2, 4:55, 7:50, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 NBully (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:45 The Cabin in the Woods (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 2:30, 5, 7:25, 9:55 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Sun-Mon 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20 Casablanca (1942) (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 7 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 7 NChimpanzee (G) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:20, 9:30 Sat-Sun 11:15, 2:10, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30 Mon-Thu 7:20, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20 Sun-Mon 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:15 Damsels in Distress (PG-13) +1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50 Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10 The Deep Blue Sea (R) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 4:30 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 4:35, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:05 Lark Theater: Sat 3:30 Sun 2:30 Footnote (PG) +++ CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2, 4:30, 7 Mon-Tue 4:30, 7 Friends With Kids (R) CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sat 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sun 2:10, 4:40, 7:10 Mon-Wed 5, 7:30 NThe Godfather: Part II (1974) (R) Century Regency 6: Thu 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: 7

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The Hunger Games (PG-13) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:40, 7, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:45 Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 12:30, 2:05, 3:45, 5:30, 7:10, 8:45, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3:50, 7:05, 10:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:25, 6:30, 9:30 Sun-Mon 12:20, 3:25, 6:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:30, 6:40, 9:45 Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45 Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:40 Mon-Thu 3:30, 6:40 Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40, 10:05 Sun-Thu 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40 The Kid With a Bike (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:45 Sun-Wed 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7 Thu 11:10 NLetters from the Big Man (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7:15 (filmmaker Christopher Munch at 7:15 show) Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7 Mon-Thu 7, 9:15 Lockout (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 NThe Lucky One (PG-13) Century Cinema: 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 12:50, 2:10, 3:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 8:50, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Sat 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Sun 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 Mon-Thu 5:10, 7:40 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:25 Sun-Mon 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Sat 12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Sun 12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:50, 7:10 The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Wed 6:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Manon (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 Lark Theater: Sun 10am Mirror Mirror (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:20, 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55 Century Rowland

Plaza: 11:40, 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 5:30, 8 Sun 4:30 Mon, Tue, Thu 7:30 Monsieur Lazhar (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 6:45, 9 Sat 2:15, 6:45, 9 Sun 2:15, 9:15 The Raid: Redemption (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:10 Sun-Tue 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30 WedThu 11:45, 2:20 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:30 Sat, Sun 11, 5:30 Tue, Thu 6:45, 9:25 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:30, 5, 7:30 MonTue 5, 7:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sun-Mon 1:15, 4:10, 6:40 NScience on Screen: Asteroid Impacts (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweickart in person) NThink Like a Man (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 1, 4, 7, 10 The Three Stooges (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:10 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:25, 5, 7:45, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 10:55, 12:10, 1:25, 2:40, 3:55, 5:10, 6:25, 7:40, 8:55, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15 Sun-Mon 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:40, 6:50, 9:10 Sat 12:15, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50, 9:10 Sun 12:15, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50 Mon-Thu 4:40, 6:50 Titanic 3D (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 8 Sat, Sun 1:30, 8 Mon, Wed 6:45 Century Northgate 15: 11:45; 3D showtimes at 3:50, 8 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25; 3D showtimes at 3:40, 7:55 Wrath of the Titans (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 12, 5:05, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:35, 7:35

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

›› THEATERS CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 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

Al Pacino embraces the dark side in ‘The Godfather, Part II,’ playing Thursday at the Regency and Sequoia.

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 event information. www.pacificsun.com/sundial

Live music 04/20: Arann Harris and the Farm Band Rock. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

04/20: Ken Waldman and Friends: From Mill Valley to Moose Pass Alaska’s fiddling poet Ken Waldman with West Coast fiddler, piper, and raconteur Kevin Carr; Bay Area singer, guitarist and fiddler Ray Bierl and Bay Area duo Evie Ladin and Keith Terry (Crosspulse). 8pm. $18-21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 04/20: Los Boleros Traditional tropical Cuban salsa. Dance lesson included. 8-11:30pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/20: Miles Schon: Reckless in Vegas Blues/ funk. 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.georgesnightclub.com

04/20: Mindy Canter and Fluteus Maximus High energy, soulful mix of blues and jazz flute. 8-11:30pm. $10-15, includes dinner. Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa St., Sausalito. 388-8059. www.mindycanter.com

04/20: Moonlight Rodeo at Old Western Saloon Roots-rock, country and Americana. 9-11:45pm. Old Western Saloon, 11201 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661. 04/20: New Monsoon Original jam, improvised rock. 8:30 p.m. $17-20. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

04/20: The Lonestar Retrobates Western Swing band. All ages show. 7-10pm. $7. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina by the Discovery Museum & Cavallo Point, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 04/21: Alpha Yaya Diallo and the Bafing Riders World music from Guinea, West Africa. 8pm. $12-24. Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org 04/21: Danny Click’s Texas Blues Night Blues rock. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 04/21: Dgiin Gypsy rock. 9 p.m. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.smileyssaloon.com 04/21: Evolution Journey tribute band. 9:30pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 04/21: James Moseley 4pm Gini Wilson Jazz Trio; no cover. 8:30pm James Moseley. 4-11:30pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/21: Los Pinguos Latin rhythms and vivacious beats from Buenos Aires Argentina. 8-10pm. $20-25. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

04/21: Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band Women for Solomon Benefit Concert. Blues, r&b, swamp funk. With special guests. 7:30-10:30pm. $20. Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. (707) 765-2121. www.mystictheatre.com

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‘Mission’ accomplished

If The Incredibles was a satire of action pictures, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL shows that director Brad Bird truly has affection for the form—he’s credited with kicking new life into the long-in-the-tooth Mission franchise (there’s talk of a fifth in the works). The transition to live action has been seamless, and watching In this scene, Ethan Hunt is being folteam Bird/Cruise ratchet up the stakes from the lowed by members of a Florida neighborfilm’s opening frames reminded me of Steven hood watch program. Spielberg’s work in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom—an action storyteller at the height of his powers, storyboarding scene after masterly scene within an inch of its life. Cruise headlines a team of IMF agents forced to go rogue when a Kremlin bombing uncovers an agent’s plan to bring the world to nuclear end-times. Partially shot on IMAX, the film virtually glows with its exotic locales, from Mumbai palaces to Russian jails to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower, whose real life scaling by Cruise is even more impressive than the pre-publicity. Serious Birdwatchers would do well to track down The Man with the Golden Gun, starring Roger Moore and Christopher Lee—considered by its producer to be the worst James Bond film ever, but a clear and continuing influence on Bird.—Richard Gould

F R I D AY A P R I L 2 0 — F R I D AY A P R I L 2 7 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar 04/21: Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire Johnny cash tribute band. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 04/21: The Eleven: Earth Day Benefit Local Grateful Dead Tribute Band will perform an outdoor concert to benefit the Fairfax Open Space Committee’s efforts to preserve undeveloped land in Fairfax. 2-6pm. Free, donations encouraged Peri Park Stage, Next to the Women’s Club 46 Park Road, Fairfax. 845-6464. 04/21: The Everyone Orchestra With Mark Karan, Michael Kang, Jamie Janover, Sasha Rose, Mike Sugar and Julian Fritz. 9 p.m. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com 04/21: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 04/22: 420 Funk Mob With members of Parliament and the P-Funk horns. 9 p.m. $20. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

04/22: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Classic swing & jazz standards. No cover. 21 and over. 5-8pm. 19 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 04/22: Sunday Salsa Candela with Edgardo Cambon. 4pm salsa dance class with Steve Friedman. 5pm live music. 5-10:30pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/22: The Rivereens Henry White, harmonica and vocals; Tracy Grisman, bass and vocals; Steve Della Maggiora, guitar, accordion and vocals. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 04/22: Tomales Town Hall Open Mic Performers signup at 6:30pm. Potluck snacks. 7 p.m. Free. 27150 Shoreline Hwy., Tomales. 04/24: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . 19broadway.com 04/24: NGW Nicholas Glover and Wray Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/24: Noel Jewkes and Guests With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 04/24: Primavera Latin Jazz Quartet Latin jazz dinner show. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/25: Marcelo and Seth Argentine tango. 8-10:30pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/25: Tom Finch Student Showcase Acoustic. 9 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

04/26: Audrey Moira Shimkas with Jeff Labes Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/26: Donna D’Acuti Jazz. 8-10:30pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/26: Fulero Lehe Band Garrin Benfield opens. 8:30 p.m. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com 04/26: Karaoke Night All you singing sensations out there, get your song on. 7pm. Free. Nourish at Harbor Point, 475 East Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381.4400 . www.eatatnourish.com

Concerts 04/21: Sound Healing with Joel Andrews Golden harp performance. 8-9:15pm. $20-30. Spiritual Healing Center, 260 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 381-4465. www.thespiritualhealingcenter.org 04/21: The Romeros Highly acclaimed classical guitar quartet. 8pm. $20-45. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. www.marincenter.org 04/22: Jonathan Vinocour Part of the Guest Concert Series. Jonathan Vinocour, principal violist of the S.F. Symphony, will perform at Dominican for the first time. College students with an I.D. and music teachers for grades K-12 will be admitted free of charge. 3pm. $15-18, under 18 free. Angelico Hall, 20 Olive Ave., San Rafael. 257-0128. dominican.edu

Dance 04/22:‘Taste and Twirl’ Dance Experience Live music, dancing a wine tasting. Learn to partner dance to any music. 4-7pm. $16-20. IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Hall, 511 Caledonia, Sausalito. 455-9956. www.tasteandtwirl.com

04/22: English Country Dance San Rafael Think Jane Austen. Live music, refreshments. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfy shoes. Second and Fourth Sundays, 2-4:30pm. Beginners welcome. 2-4:30pm. $9-12. Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. 485-3077. 04/25: Greek Folk Dance Dances from Northern Greece. 7:15-8:45pm. $35 / $32/ $10 drop in fee Pickelweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. 570-1841. www.eplay.livelifelocally.com/ Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp 04/25: International Folk Dance Dances from Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania, Israel and more taught by Carol Friedman. Great fun, great music, great company! Beginners, newcomers, dropins always welcome. 7-8:15pm. Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-9512. dancepalace.org 04/26: Dance at Sweat Your Prayers Dance to Ecstatic World Music on beautiful sprung wood dance floor. Join the tribe and let go of stress, worry and tension as you express your most creative self. Beginners welcome. 7-9pm. $15. San Geronimo Community Gym, 1 Lagunitas School Road, , San Geronimo. www.sweatyourprayerssg.com

Theater/Auditions 04/22: Debbie Reynolds For over six decades, our lives have been enriched by the talents of this singer, dancer and actress. 3pm. $20-60. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800 . www.marincenter.org

04/25-05/20:‘References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot’ AlterTheater produces José Rivera’s surreal drama about a desperate housewife in Barstow trying to hold her marriage together when her husband returns from war in the Middle East. 7:30pm Weds/6pm Sun. $15-35. Lootens, 888 4th St., San Rafael. 454-2787. www.altertheater.org

Through 04/22:‘Joy with Wings: A Daughter’s Tale’ A daughter and her mother journey through a turbulent family landscape in search of renewed hope. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $25 gen; $20 senior/stdnt Trevor’s, 4208 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael. 491-0818. www.chaucertheatre.org Through 04/22:‘Twentieth Century’ Screwball comedy set in art deco glory aboard the historic APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 25

train the 20th Century Limited. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss Ken Ludwigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporary version. Showtimes: 7:30pm. Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $25 adults; $20 seniors, children: $17, Thursdays The Barn Theater, Marin Art & Garden, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. at Lagunitas, Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com

Through 04/22: Othello,The Moor of Venice Passed over for promotion, Iago seeks to ruin his superior officer, Othello in this timeless, tragic tale of love, deceit, jealousy and murder. Presented by the Marin Theatre Company. See website for showtimes. $34-55; $20 under 30; $15 rush Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

4pm, reception 5-7pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmmoca.org

04/26: Gardens, Art and Architecture XVIII Five local artist will be participating in the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th annual Garden Tour: Ellen Dodd, Linda Rosso, Sue Lassetter, Tania Walters and John Deckert. 9:30am-4pm. $35-45. Mill Valley. 381-5204. www.gardentourtickets.org

Through 04/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spring and Summer Solisticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Allegra Printz, new paintings. Also on view; William Leidenthalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural Phenomenaâ&#x20AC;? series. Free. Cassandra Kersting gallery, 1201-C Bridgeway, Sausalito . 332-0200. cassandrakerstinggallery.com

Through 04/25: Allen Wynn: New Sculptures Also: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Group Painting Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Featuring

Comedy 04/20-21: Marin Murder Mysteries Fun, interactive, whodunnit event features a five course dinner served up with a comical case of murder and mayhem that includes the audience as key criminal investigators. 6:30pm. $44-$68 San Rafael Joes, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 306-1202. www.marinmurdermysteries.com

04/27: Bizarroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10,000th Anniversary with Dan Piraro After 25 years at the drafting table, the acclaimed cartoonist and creator of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bizarroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has just drawn his 10,000th cartoon. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s putting his pens down and headed out to tour with his one man show. 8pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

new works by Gallery Artists. 11am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com Through 04/25: Kerrin Meis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enduring Images and Enduring Ideas: Mythology and Western Art .â&#x20AC;? Every Wednesday. 3:15-5pm. $85. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. bookpassage.com Through 04/26: Sylvia Gonzalez Pastel on mono print. No charge. Rock Hill Gallery , 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon. 435-9108. www.ccctiburon.org Through 04/27:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Elementsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Juried by SFMOMA Artists Gallery director Maria Medua. Featuring a variety of mediums, art inspired by 4 elements: fire, water, wind, water. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

Through 04/28:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open Craft and Sculpture Exhibition MSA members and nonmembers

Art 04/21-05/26:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Altered Book Show/Silent Auctionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wildly popular show returns to MarinMOCA with 150 Bay Area artists giving new life to old, discarded books. 04/21: Talk by Donna Seager

working in three dimensional media. Works in clay, fiber, glass, metal, stone, wire, wood, etc., there are many talented artists in these media. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (Marin Art and Garden Center) , Ross. 454-9561. wwwww.marinsocietyofartists.org.

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Talks/Lectures 04/20: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden The Marin Master Gardeners will discuss how to create a welcoming habitat for the beneficial bugs in your garden. These insects help pollinate and may help reduce less desirable garden insects. Noon1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058.

04/20: Sustainability Showcase for Earth Day Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Dominicanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GreenMBA program is hosting a series of free Earth Day events capped by a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sustainability Showcaseâ&#x20AC;? from 6-8 p.m. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey will speak 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 828-5451. sustainabledominican.org 04/21: Marin Gray Panthers Meeting Green Party member and congressional candidate Barry Hermanson will talk about the national â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not My Prioritiesâ&#x20AC;? campaign. How much money really needs to be spent on National Defense? 1:30-3:30pm. Free. Redwoods Activities Room, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 453-1550. www.theredwoods.org

04/22: Countdown to UFO/ET Disclosure and Consequences of a Post-Disclosure World 2012 may be the year in which governments disclose we are not alone in the universe. Stephen Bassett will look at the strategies and events pushing governments to end the 65 year truth embargo. 6:3010pm. $10-25. Novato Oaks Inn , 215 Alameda Del Prado , Novato. 897-4011. www.rahmgroup.org 04/23: An Afternoon in Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gardens Join landscape designer Cathy Edger for a slide illustrated tour of the development of Italian gardens from the Renaissance to the 20th century and its influence on modern gardening. 7-8:30pm. Free. City Hall, Council Chambers, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us

04/26: Best Time To Access Hospice Care Learn when to reach out and what to expect in this discussion with hospice professionals. The event is sponsored by the San Rafael Goldenaires and presented by the Marin Center for Independent Living. 1:30-3:30pm. Free. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 485-3348. www.cityofsanrafael.org

04/26: Jerry Loomis presentation â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Ultra Friendly Gray Whales of San Ignacio Whale Lagoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Join S.F. Bay American Cetacean Society chapter for a presentation about gray whales by someone who has a special connection and understanding with the people and the gray whales of San Ignacio Lagoon. 7pm. $5 suggested donation. Saylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant , 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 828-5743. www.acs-sfbay.org

04/26: The A List Series: Hedy Lamarr: Star of the Silver Screen Pulitzer winning author Richard Rhodes in conversation w/ Jane Ganahl. Famous for her beauty, as well as for baring all in the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ecstasy,â&#x20AC;? Hedy was so much more than a pretty face. 7:30pm. $12-15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

04/26: The Future of a Liberal Arts Education Dr. Nicola Pitchford, Dean, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Dominican University, will give her perspective. Sponsored by Marin AAUW and Dominican University. 4-5:30pm. Free. Heritage /Alumni House, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. www.dominican.edu 04/26: Thomas Peele In an evening cosponsored by the Community Media Center of Marin and the College of Marin, Oakland based journalist Thomas Peele will speak about his new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killing the Messenger.â&#x20AC;? Killing the Messenger investigates the murder of Chauncey Bailey, a journalist who was killed in Oakland in 2007. 7-9pm. Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged. Olney Hall, College of Marin, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 721-0636 ext.14. www.cmcm.tv

04/27: Build Your Consulting Practice Through Speaking Panel of successful speakers and bureau professionals show you how to attract business and make money as a speaker. 7:30-10am. $35-40. McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 944-7459. www.bacnetwork.com

Readings 04/20: Anne Perry Edgar Award winning author discusses her latest novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dorchester Terrace.â&#x20AC;? Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest work invites us into the secret places of power in Britain and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com 04/20: Jenny Lawson Lawson presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pretend This Never Happened.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/21: Book Release party Celebrate with authors Joan R. Brady and Jane Green. Open mic to follow. Refreshments available. 4-6 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., San Rafael. 482-0550. www.reboundbookstore.com 04/21: Elizabeth Weil Weil presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Cheating, No Dying: I Had a Good Marriage. Then I Tried to Make It Better.â&#x20AC;? Weil examines major universal marriage issues by bravely recounting her own messy relationship. 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com 04/22: Eric Jerome Dickey Dickey discusses his latest novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Accidental Affair.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/22: John Stossel Journalist John Stossel presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, They Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

04/23: Christopher Tilghman and Peter Cameron The authors talk about their novels â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Right-Hand Shore,â&#x20AC;? about race and family after the Civil War, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coral Glynn,â&#x20AC;? about how need and desire can blossom into love. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/24: Melanie Thorne In conversation with John Lescroart. Thorne talks about her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hand Me Down.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com

04/25: One Book, One Marin: Michael David Lukas In conversation with Michael Krasny. Join the culminating event for One Book One Marin 2012. 7pm. Free. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 04/21: Screenwriting Panel - Tiburon International Film Festival Tiburon International Film Festival will hold a panel on screenwriting with film historian-author Joseph McBride, screenwriter Sam Hamm, author Julian Hoxter, and screenwriter Barry Gifford. 1-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. army.mil/bmvc/ 04/22: Bay Area Documentary Premiere Bay Area premiere for the award winning documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Way Out But One.â&#x20AC;? Garland Waller, the filmmaker, will be in attendance. Proceeds benefit the Center for Judicial Excellence. 7-9pm. $20. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 388-9600. www.centerforjudicialexcellence.org

04/23: Monday Night at the Movies: Music Documentaries Director John Korty is on hand to present two films: â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Allair Digs In.â&#x20AC;? (2012), about an original rock and roll piano player in Marin and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miracle in a Box.â&#x20AC;? (2009), which details the rebuilding of a Steinway. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library,

375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

Through 04/21: Building the Bridge: Tales from the Original Golden Gate Bridge Workers Eight-minute short film was inspired by original Golden Gate Bridge workers Charlie Heinbockel & Rolf Jensen. Pride in their work is expressed through mesmerizing tales of construction on the bridge. 1-1:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 415-332-3871. http:// www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/

Community Events (Misc.) 04/20: Sustainable Dominican Education Fare Learn about the various ways Dominican is promoting sustainability on campus and in the community through our programs, courses, research and other initiatives. 11:30am-2:30pm. Free. Dominican University, Guzman Lecture Hall, Outside of Caleruega Hall, San Rafael. 459-6964. www.sustainabledominican.org/earthday-2012

04/20: Sustainable Dominican Local Food Reception Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss tasting some of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delicious local wines, cheeses, breads, meats and other nibbles. 4:30-6pm. Free. Dominican University, On the Meadowlands Lawn, San Rafael. www.sustainabledominican.org/earthday-2012

04/20: Sustainable Dominican Sustainability Showcase Showcase of Dominicanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exciting sustainability related programs, research and initiatives. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey will provide opening remarks. 6-8pm. Free. Dominican University, Angelico Hall , San Rafael. www.sustainabledominican.org/earthday-2012

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04/21: Earth Day at the Marin History Museum Join us for stories and activities in celebration of Earth Day 2012, All ages welcome. Noon storytime; 1pm composting and make a seed bomb of wildflowers; 1 and 3pm walking tour of Boyd Park. 11am-4pm. $5 suggestion. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www,marinhistory.org 04/21: Earth Day Event Bring family and friends to Richardson Bay Audubon for a morning of naturalist led explorations, bird watching, restoration and clean-up. Check website for required details and to RSVP. 9am-1pm. Free. Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd., Tiburon. 388-2524. www.marinaudubon.org 04/21: Earth Day Marin Festival Free, fun and upbeat event with live music (Zulu Spear), speakers, workshops, live celebrity chefs, activities for children, engaging exhibitors, delicious organic food and more. 11am-6pm. Free admission. Marin Civic Center, 101 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. www.earthdaymarin.org 04/21: Earth Day Volunteering Save this date for Earth Day when San Rafael Clean joins with the rest of the county in helping to clean up and better the environment. Cleanups, invasive weed removal, and graffiti removal activities take place at parks and open space areas throughout San Rafael. 9:30am-12:30pm. Free. Volunteer Marin , 555 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 479-5710 ext 303. www.cvnl.org

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04/21-22: Buddhist Temple of Marin Annual Rummage Sale Thousands of items clothes, appliances, household goods, jewelry, books, baked goods. 10am-3pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-1173. www.buddhisttempleofmarin.org 04/21: Bay Model Waterfront Cleanup Please join us for an Earth Day litter clean up along the waterfront around the Bay Model Visitor Center. Terrain is mostly flat, along paved surfaces. Bags and gloves will be provided. 9-11am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

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04/21: Mrs.T’s Mill Valley Beautification Day Celebrate the life of a true local environmental education and conservation hero by continuing her good work. Join community groups, businesses and residents in beautification projects all over Mill Valley. 9am-noon. Free. Various locations , Mill Valley. 388-4033 ext. 103. www.cityofmillvalley.org 04/21: Saint Rita School Flea Market Annual Market benefits students, school programs and facilities, along with the Marin County Guatemala Mission Program. 8am-6pm. Free. St. Rita’s School, 102 Marinda Dr., Fairfax. 456-1003. stritaschool.info

04/21: Tamalpais Valley Celebrates Earth Day Join neighbors, friends and celebrate the joy of volunteering on Earth Day by making Tam Valley parks cleaner and greener. Free gloves and trash bags. Light refreshments. 9am-1pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

04/21: Trivia Cafe at the Civic Center Library Howard Rachelson, Marin’s own Trivia Master, will host an afternoon of trivia fun. Bring your own team of up to 8 or let us help you join a team. Prizes and Refreshments. 2-4pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058.

04/22: 10 Years of Chabad in Mill Valley Honoring Rabbi and Chana Scop The evening includes dinner, Klezmer Soul Band and comedian Elon Gold. All proceeds raised will support holiday celebrations. 6-9pm. $75-85. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 577-2787. www.chabadmillvalley.com 04/22: Poetry World Series Kick off baseball season with the Poetry World Series, in which Bay Area poets take turns “batting up” to a poem topic “pitched” to them. Author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket)will play host. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 203. www.millvalleylibrary.org 04/22: Run for the Gold Fun for the family! Challenging 7k race through beautiful, Dominican neighborhood & 800 ft. climb up Gold Grade. 4k for adults & kids or walk. Health Fair & pancake breakfast, prizes! 9am. Coleman Elementary School, 800 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 453-1050. www.active.com 04/24: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com

04/25: Assembly District Candidates’ Forum The 10th AD Democrats Club hosts a forum with all five Democratic assembly district candidates vying to be our next assembly member. This is a hotly contested race. Meet, greet and ask questions. 7-9pm. Free. Dominican University, Guzman Lecture Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 686-6071. 04/25: Team Trivia Cafe Team trivia contest, hosted by Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, featuring great questions, music and visuals, and cash prizes. 7:30-9:30pm. $4 entry/player (goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael. www.triviacafe.com

Through 04/28:‘Celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge’ On May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 years old. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the Bay Model will host this educational and informative exhibition. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/ 28 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2012

Kid Stuff 04/20: Gianna Marino Marino talks about “Meet Me at the Moon.” 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. www.bookpassage.com 04/21: Amy Liz Amy Liz’ pure pop vocals and clever lyrics tell colorful stories through song. Everyone will want to dance and sing along. 11am-noon. $5-14. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. www.baykidsmuseum.org 04/21: Earth Day at The Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market Celebrate our mother earth with Family Dance Jam who leads full participation dance games and fun movement for the whole family, eco art projects, The Lorax on the big screen, cook book swap and more. 9am-2pm. Free. Marin Country Mart Farmers Market , 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 461-5715.marincountrymart.com

04/21: Jr. Ranger Program: The Birds, the Bees, and the Bubbles In honor of Earth Day, join Ranger Tammi in an activity to learn about pollination and all the critters involved in the process. Best suited for ages 4-12. 1-2pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/

04/21: Ross Valley Mothers Club Community Playgroup Kick-Off Want to meet your neighbors? Stop by a new playgroup sponsored by the Ross Valley Mothers Club. Member sign ups receive a tote bag and treats. Bringing community together is the goal. 10am-noon. Free. Memorial Park, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. www.rvmc.net 04/21: Sandra Feder Feder talks about “Daisy’s Perfect Word.” When Daisy’s beloved teacher must move to another town, Daisy decides to give her the ultimate gift: the perfect word. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/21: Saturday Morning Storytime Weekly program including picture books, songs and fingerplays for ages 3 and up. Free. 11-11:30am. Free. Fairfax Branch Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www.marinlibrary.org 04/21: Susan Katz The author presents “My Mama Earth.” Katz celebrates the relationship between Mama Earth, a mother and a child. 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/22: Yes Fest Celebration for adults, kids and families, showcasing the art, music, theater, poetry, assemblies, student clubs, and athletics provided by the YES Foundation to kindergarten through eighth grade. 11am-4pm. Free. White Hill Middle School, 101 Glen Dr., Fairfax. 721-1555. www.yestokids.org

04/24: Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose Fun filled 30 minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. 10:30-11am. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3322. www.srpubliclibrary.org/

04/24: Daniel Handler, Maggie Stiefvater and John Corey Whaley With Young Adult authors Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Maggie Stiefvater and John Corey Whaley. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/25: Fish Feeding Frenzy Help Ranger Bill feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and saltwater tanks. Watch the different feeding styles of rock cod, sea stars, and steelhead trout. 2-2:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

04/25: Nature for Kids at Cascade Canyon No animals, except service. Meet at Gate the end of Cascade Dr. Carpool if you can. 10am-1pm. Free. Parking pass issued for the day. Cascade Drive, Fairfax. 893-9508 or 893-9527 to see if rain cancels that morning. www..marincountyparks.org 04/26: Marin Poets in the Schools Terri Glass, Marin Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools will host a lively reading celebrating selected student poets from all over the county. 6:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

04/20: Nature for Kids at Mount Burdell We’ll focus on reptiles and insects as we explore forests, meadows, and a few small marshes on a perfect spring day. You’ll be amazed at the number of different creatures you can find here. No animals (except for service). 10am-1pm. Free, rain may cancel. Meet at San Andreas Trailhead, San Andreas Dr., gate in on the right , Novato. 893-9508 or 893-9527 to see in rain cancels in morning. www.marincountyparks.org

per table. Tickets available online. 6:30-9pm. Yet Wah, 1238 Fourth St., San Rafael. 457-9018. www.friendsofchinacamp.org

Home and Garden 04/26: The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley - Garden & Home Tour 2012 OAC Gardens, Art and Architecture Tour. Reserve Tour 9:30am4pm. $35-45. Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, 1 West Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 381-5204. www.gardentourtickets.org

Food and Drink 04/26: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Chef Luis A native of the Yucatan, Chef Luis Realpozo has chosen some authentic recipes for entertaining that you can prepare easily at home. Dinner included, proceeds benefit Homeward Bound of Marin. 7-9pm. $39. The Next Key Center, 1385 N Hamilton Parkway, Novato. 3823363 ext 213.

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04/20: Marin Conservation League’s Annual Dinner Dr. Caryl Hart, Director of Sonoma

Wedding in Haiti.” Noon. $55, includes lunch and autographed copy of the book. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

County Regional Parks and Chair of the California State Parks Commission, will be the guest speaker at Marin Conservation League’s annual dinner. 5:309:30pm. $75. Key Room at Homeward Bound , 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato. 485-6257. www.marinconservationleague.org/events/adn12.html

04/26: Fundraising Banquet for China Camp Help Friends of China Camp keep the park open! April 26,in partnership with the Marin Chinese Cultural Association. $100 per person, $1,000

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129065 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BONOCORE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC., 29 MEADOW RIDGE DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: BONOCORE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC., 29 MEADOW RIDGE DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129067 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAGE COAST CONSULTING, 520 ELDRIDGE AVE., NOVATO, CA 94947: LAUREN PURCELL, 520 ELDRIDGE AVE., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129082 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as 5TH AVENUE MASSAGE, 1514 5TH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LYDIE HLI, 260 S CALIFORNIA ST., SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776. 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 March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129073 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KNIMBLE, 851 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KEITH ZAR, 235 SEQUOIA DR., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129069 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OUTDOOR TEAK RESTORATION, 4 CANADA COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RICARDO B. GUEDES, 4 CANADA COURT, 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 March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128980 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as S K G, 2002 FIFTH AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SUSAN G KLAUSNER, 2002 FIFTH 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 March 6, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129046 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MOLIVER LANDSCAPE, 82 SIDNEY CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: BARUCH COHEN, 82 SIDNEY CT., 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 March 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129085 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINE ROOTS; EPICUREAN WINES; OMNI WINE; PRECISION CELLARS; SLIPSTREAM CELLARS; BERTON WINES, 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947: AWDIRECT INC., 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 9, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129059 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN RUNNING COMPANY, 722 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CHARLES YOAKUM, 722 SAN ANSELMO AVE., 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129083 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAFANDA CONSULTING, 5 SPRING GROVE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAVID SAFANDA DESIGN SOLUTIONS INC., 5 SPRING GROVE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 19, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012128955 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MADE BY THE BAY, 470 HILLSIDE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RACHEL ANNE MCFARLAND, 470 HILLSIDE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 16, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129102 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RATTLESTICK PUBLISHING, 396 GREENWOOD BEACH RD., TIBURON, CA 94920: BRENDA ROSE FOSTER, 396 GREENWOOD BEACH RD., 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

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Your birthday is over, but your personality sparkles, thanks to clever Mercury and innovative Uranus in Aries. Meanwhile, your ruler (energetic Mars) buckles down and gets things done without losing interest too quickly. You can make progress on everything from spring-cleaning to gardening to falling in love with a co-worker. As for your weekend, Saturday’s new moon in your money house provides inspiration on ways to get rich. Maybe you can start by planting saffron bulbs... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) It’s your zodiac celebration and the planets are lined up to make this a stellar weekend. Every year you experience a new chart that impacts the upcoming 12 months. You can count on this being a lucky year as generous Jupiter is in your sign and cooperative Venus is in your finance house. Does this mean you should wait for the universe to bestow you with gifts? Responsible Saturn won’t let it be that simple. There WILL be work involved. Sigh. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Hedonistic Venus in your sign keeps you focused on being comfortable and self-indulgent. However, the generous trio of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter in your house of sympathy suggests that you spend your weekend doing volunteer work. Although the idea of relaxing at an outdoor cafe is appealing, there is probably something more altruistic awaiting your attention, especially on Earth Day. Finish up your latte and get moving... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) It’s always a relief when the Sun moves out of the impatient sign of Aries to enter the languid sign of Taurus. As you no longer feel pressured to attain instant success, you can take time to slow down and smell the spring blossoms. Saturday’s New Moon puts you in touch with ideals and hopes for the future. Assuming one of your desires is helping Mother Nature, make Earth Day plans. After all, it is the planet we call home... LEO (July 22 - August 22) Your direction shifts when your ruler (the expressive Sun) leaves the adventurous sign of Aries to enter the security-conscious sign of Taurus. Taking risks is less appealing for the next four weeks. This is the perfect time to stay put and work on your career. Positive publicity comes easily and your successes are applauded. Plus, with motivating Mars moving forward in your money house, financial rewards are in sight. A little fame. A little wealth. It’s all good. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Your ruler (clever Mercury) combines energies with innovative Uranus this week. While not usually a rebel, you develop radical new ideas without worrying about what others think of you. It’s likely that you feel a sense of anticipation, which can either bring excitement or nervousness, depending on your temperament. Fortunately, the weekend emphasis on the tranquil sign of Taurus gives you a two-day break from this. It’s Earth Day. Go plant some flowers. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Do something unique with your significant other, as sticking to a routine will not be satisfying for either of you. If looking for a mate, consider someone from another country or someone who is worldly and well traveled. Meanwhile, you continue to experience the occasional karmic crisis in your home life. If you discover your family ancestry is linked to the Russian mafia, or that your great-grandfather was a proud cross-dresser, blame Pluto. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) It’s one of those weekends when being alone simply doesn’t feel as comfortable as being with someone. Whether based on romance, friendship, family or business, make time for a close relationship. After the weekend, your work life is influenced by the exciting energy of unpredictable Uranus and Mercury the prankster in the rebellious sign of Aries. If tempted to quit your job and become a stand-up comic, consider the consequences. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Are you wearing your shirt inside out by mistake or as a fashion statement? The current planetary placements are all about organizing your life. If your spices are lost among your canned goods, or your sporting supplies are in disarray, this is the time to straighten out your messy habits. And for those of you who can’t remember which lover you’ve scheduled for your Earth Day activities, you need all the help you can get. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) If finding romance has NOT been on the agenda, it now makes the list. As you cautiously come out of winter hibernation, you notice that your own personal springtime is beginning to blossom—you are ready to let loose. The playful Sun has some entertaining ideas for your life. You need to play, don’t you? Yes, you do. Think of it as recess for adults. Just replace the graham crackers and milk with gourmet cheeses and fine wine. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Since you aren’t particularly materialistic, you’re more likely to spend money on your friends than on yourself. But now, your interest shifts as the extravagant Sun and trendy Jupiter emphasize your domesticity. You find yourself wandering through unfamiliar stores filled with sheets, towels and linens. You don’t really know why, but you suddenly see the appeal in owning matching cloth dinner napkins. Well, it is Earth Day. Think of the paper towels you’ll save. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Even though it is still the “April showers bring May flowers” season, you can’t help but want to go outside and be neighborly. You’re heading into a one-month extra-friendly cycle. Not that you are usually UNfriendly, but you ARE known for disappearing quickl when you want to escape. Now, however, you’d rather be the first one on your block to have a big vegetarian barbecue to celebrate Earth Day—under an umbrella... < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 30 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 20– APRIL 26, 2012

Public Notices Continued from Page 29 County on March 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129107 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BV AUTOMOTIVE, 700 TAMALPAIS DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: BV PETROLEUM INC., 33261 FALCON DR., FREMONT, CA 94555. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129104 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MULTI SERVICIOS, 126 ALTO ST. SUITE D, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROSARIO LOPEZ, 35 CORTE LENOSA, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. 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 March 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129080 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GREENSTEP EDUCATION, 47 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: ALEXANDER THOMPSON SPILGER, 47 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930; AMELIA SPILGER, 47 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by a 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 March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129071 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZOK-IT COMPUTER CONSULTING; PARADOX FALLS DESIGNS, 90 SYCAMORE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ISAAK W. SCHEUENSTUHL, 90 SYCAMORE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; JESSIKA R. WAGNER, 90 SYCAMORE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129070 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WARREN & ASSOCIATES LLC, 20 GALLI DR. SUITE A, NOVATO, CA 94949: WARREN & ASSOCIATES LLC, 20 GALLI DR. SUITE A, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129134 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DEAD LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, 12 BONITA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: ALBERT PETER STRICTMANN, 12 BONITA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129141 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SERENITY THROUGH HYPNOSIS, 712 D ST. SUITE G, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KELLY GERHARDT, 712 D ST. SUITE G, 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129151 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZIP ATM, 531 MARIN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SEAN THOMAS STARBUCK, 531 MARIN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941 . This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s)

listed herein on April 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 3, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129092 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GRAYFOX PRODUCTIONS, 54 GREENBRAE BOARDWALK, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: EUGENE G. THOMAS, 54 GREENBRAE BOARDWALK, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129190 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KID2KIDZ, 155 PORTO MARINO DR., TIBURON, CA 94920: BIRGITTA BLICKMAN, 155 PORTO MARINO DR., TIBURON, CA 94920; DEBBY BAKER PAGE, 83 CLAIRE WAY, TIBURON, CA 94920. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. 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 April 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129045 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FUNISTA, 200 AMICITA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: STEVEN BAJOR, 200 AMICITA AVE., 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 March 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129113 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as METAMORPHIX, 38 PLUMAS CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94947: BIANCA (BLANCHE) MOLLE, 38 PLUMAS CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 27, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129197 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LIVINGCAPITALMETRICS.COM, 108 1/2 4TH ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: WILLIAM P FISHER JR., 108 1/2 4TH ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 6, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129216 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RUBY’S DAY SPA, 1102 SECOND ST. STE 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PING GUAN, 30 PONSETTA DR. #212, DALY CITY, CA 94015. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 10, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129138 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAMBRANO SEWING, 106 RIDGEWOOD DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELISE A SAMBRANO, 106 RIDGEWOOD DR., 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 March 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129156 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THOUGHT FOR FOOD CONSULTING, 236 C ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALLEN SEIDNER, 236 C ST., 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 August 1, 1997. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 3, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129143 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATLANTIC KRAFT; CELLMARK RECYCLING; KALEIDOSCOPE TRADING; NORTHWEST FIBERS; PACFOR; SIERRA FIBERS; TECNOTRADE USA; TRI STATE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES; UNITED INTERNATIONAL, 22 PELICAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CELLMARK INC., 22 PELICAN WAY, 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 March 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012)

997 All Other Legals STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304343 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): PREMIE WATER AND BEVERAGE COMPANY, 1010 B ST. STE 215, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: December 15, 2011. Under File No: 128381. Registrant’s Name(s): IGINO PELLIZZARI, 854 HACIENDA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on January 26, 2012. (Pacific Sun: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201396. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ELYSSA MOSES filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ELYSSA ASHLEY MOSES to ELYSSA ASHLEY. 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: May 3, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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: March 22, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1200428. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ELIZABETH PEREZ OXLAJ & JOVANI DE LEON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ADER GEOVANI DELEON to ADER GEOVANI DE LEON PEREZ. 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: May 15, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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: March 20, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201641. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SUTTIPONG SUVONNASUPA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SUTTIPONG SUVONNASUPA to DOMINICK LUCIAN SUVONNASUPA. 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: May 23, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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 5, 2012 /s/ RAY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201087. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SHELDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS ON BEHALF OF SHEDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS JR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SHELDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS to SHELDON CHARLESTON BYNUM; SHEDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS JR. to SHELDON CHARLESTON BYNUM JR.. 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: May 9, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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: March 6, 2012 /s/ RAY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): DR120070 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SHARON RAE CHRISTINECULMER; the testate and intestate successors of SHARON RAE CHRISTINE-CULMER, deceased and all persons claiming by, through, or under such decedent, and all persons claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the property described in the complaint adverse to plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on plaintiff’s title thereto named as DOES 1 to 20, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): WALTER D. COHN NOTICE!You haven been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escucher su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tienne

30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California. (www.sucorte. ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacié n de $10,000 é más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesié n de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT, 825 5TH ST., EUREKA, CA 95501. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante es): ERIC V. KIRK (Bar # 176903), Law Office of Eric V. Kirk, PO Box 129, Garberville, CA 95542. Phone No. (707) 923-2128, Fax No. (707) 923-2176. Date (Fecha): February 1, 2012. Kerri L. Keenan Clerk, by (Secretario); Kirby, Deputy (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201676. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner GWENYTH MARIE BEALE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GWENYTH MARIE BEALE to GWENYDD MOIRE BEALE. 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: June 1, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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 6, 2012 /s/ ROY CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304369 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): RUBY’S DAY SPA, 1102 SECOND ST. STE 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: April 28, 2011. Under File No: 2011126714. Registrant’s Name(s): LOURDES AU, 981 HACIENDA CIR., ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on April 10, 2012. (Pacific Sun: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201720. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CHRISTINE DILLON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: FORREST DILLON-HURLEY to FORREST

PENNDRAGON DILLON-HURLEY. 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: June 12, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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 10, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201709. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JOHANNA CARTER FONDA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JOHANNA CARTER FONDA to JONNA CARTER FONDA. 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: June 13, 2012, 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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 10, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012)

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In your answer to “Dismayed,” the 32-year-old woman with a Ph.D. who was unimpressed by the men she was meeting, I was struck by how cold and calculating it all sounds: Women evolved to marry money and power; men look for eye candy to parade around on their arms. As a man who doesn’t bring money or power to the table, what do I have to give up? Why can’t you just fall in love like you got hit by a ton of bricks and have that be enough?—Male Romantic

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Day to day in a relationship, it’s inner beauty that counts. Unfortunately, it takes outer beauty to draw a man close enough to find out how wonderful a woman is on the inside...which is why cosmetics companies make bajillions with stuff like L’Oreal Visible Radiance and not L’Oreal Sandwich-Making Kit to Feed the Homeless. People wax on about “love at first sight” (or getting “hit by a ton of bricks”) because the reality—“My genes made me drool on your shoe”—doesn’t sound very romantic or nice. As evolutionary psychologist Dr. Michael Mills explained on my radio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon/2012/03/19/advice-goddessradio-amy-alkon), our genes don’t care if we’re happy. They’re selfish little buggers, manipulating us to do whatever it takes so they can hop on to the next generation. If one big purple eyeball on a woman were an indicator of her health and fertility, Playboy would be called Cornea, and men in bars would be chatting up women’s foreheads instead of their cleavage. Instead, men evolved to go for women with the features that actually do indicate fertility, like youth and an hourglass figure. Women, on the other hand, evolved to be hot for men who can protect and provide, as women who went for wimpy deadbeats would’ve been more likely to have children who starved to death or got eaten by lions. (Genetic fail!) If the reality seems depressing to you, check out the results of thumbing one’s nose at it: a broke, girlfriendless guy sleeping on a buddy’s couch, gnawing on pizza crusts and complaining about how superficial women are—and what a tub Megan Fox has become. Being honest about what women want and realistic about how you stack up is how you improve your chances of having love in your life. You can either optimize what you have to offer or scale back your demands for supermodeliciousness. So, maybe you can’t get Miss Universe, but make your peace with that and you could end up living happily ever after with Miss Hottie of the Cul-de-Sac. Winning her isn’t a simple matter of flashing a bunch of cash. The protector-provider stuff just gets you in the door so you can show her the stuff money can’t buy. That’s when you convince her that the two of you can have a beautiful future together —one filled with liberal applications of CoverGirl Heal the Wounded Squirrel.

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I’m online dating, and I’m uncomfortable giving my number out, probably because I’m reluctant to give a stranger several ways to access me. Also, I consider myself a good judge of character, and phone calls don’t reveal as much as seeing a man’s mannerisms, body language, etc. I like to get to know a man through emails and then meet and, if the chemistry is there, open myself up to calls. This arrangement seemed fine until today, when it was greatly stressed that a phone conversation would help the process along.—Woman On Hold

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A person’s nonverbal expressions can tell you many things—whether they’re tense, angry, socially awkward—but probably not everything you need to know: “Uh-oh...that’s the posture of a man with human remains in his freezer.” Understandably, you’re grasping for control and privacy—probably because you give up much of both in online dating. But, consider the ridiculousness: You’re standing firm on telephonic privacy after posting your picture and hopes and dreams like you’re a pair of shoes for sale on eBay. And you actually don’t need to “give a stranger several ways to access (you);” just explain that you aren’t comfortable giving out your number, and ask for his. Use caller ID blocking to keep your number from being displayed (dial *67 before dialing his number), or call from Skype. It’s good to be cautious, but in all probability this man’s asking for your number to see whether meeting you seems worth an hour of his time, not because it’s the first step in coming to your home and torturing you for days. There ultimately may be torture involved, but probably not the kind they write screaming headlines about: “Woman Has Coffee with Man from Dating Site; Dies a Little on the Inside During Their 37 Minutes Together.” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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