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›› LETTERS Ain’t the first time someone’s dangled themselves on Bolinas Road... Lucky for all of us, the “glowing windows of Sorella Caffe” do not walk down Bolinas Road on a cold and windy (or any other kind of) night, except in the sentence structure of reviewer Brooke Jackson [“Second Helpings,” May 11, in which Brooke wrote: “Walking down Bolinas Road on a cold and windy night, the glowing windows of Sorella Caffe promised a cozy, warm respite from the chill.”] I do not mean to be unkind, but you might want to pass that on to her...The review was great, however. And almost everyone falls into the dangling-participle trap from time to time. She’ll probably say, “Oh, I knew that...” Elianne Obadia, Fairfax

Together, we could rule the galaxy! George Lucas, before you leave us...please fund a recall election for the five STUPIDvisors. I’ll be happy to collect signatures and hope they’re gone and replaced with some business-smart citizens, instead of political hacks. Or, we will wait for elections to replace them. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Marcia! While galvanizing the electorate is certainly the bedrock of democracy, from what we can glean from Lucas’s past writings, he doesn’t view signature gathering as the clearest path to political power. It’s more likely he’s already installed a surrogate within the Board of Supervisor’s sphere of influence who will orchestrate a division within the board and promote him/ herself as an impartial arbitrator between

rival chambers of commerce already on the brink of war. After the chambers’ droid armies are defeated by a wily band of eccentric A Lucasfilm spokes- West Marin coastal dwellperson at a recent ers, Lucas will swoop in Board of Supervichampioning peace and, sor’s meeting. in the ensuing euphoria, manipulate the parties into declaring him Chancellor of Marin—free to rule the county with an iron hand.

If we were more cynical we wouldn’t have recognized your sarcasm If I were even a bit more cynical, I would guess that the drug cartels have bribed the U.S. Attorney’s office into harassing the legal medical marijuana labs in order to keep the prices high and the competition down. It also ensures a lot more jobs for law enforcement at all levels. Ain’t Capitali$m great?!?! Carlo V. Gardin, Fairfax

Wedded to Obama, if not gays I am strongly opposed to gay marriage. However, I am still going to vote for President Obama. It is a mistake to base one’s vote on this issue; there are more important issues at stake. President Obama is superior to Mitt Romney in many ways. For example, Mitt Romney is the candidate of the rich and would lower taxes for the rich at the expense of the middle class. Mitt Romney would, no doubt, deprive women of the power to make decisions with respect to bearing children. Who knows what damage a Romney presidency would do to this country! Let’s give the intelligent, capable President Obama a second term even though he is not the second com-

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Single in the Suburbs: If this laptop’s rockin’... How my porn odyssey became a gateway to something truly deviant—’Storage Wars’ Read the full story here posted ... County panting at thought of pet-fee increases How much is that doggie in the window? Well, pet guardians, Fido and Fifi are about to become a bit pricier--that is if the Marin County Board of Supervisors takes the county administrator’s advice and approves acrossthe-board increases to animal control fees.

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com ing of Jesus Christ (as was believed by many during his inauguration!). Ms. Anonymous, San Rafael

Definition ‘lunacy’: printing same letter writers over and over, expecting different results What? I can’t believe you published my friend Joe Tate’s letter [“We’re More Interested in the Letters from Lunatics You DO Agree With,” May 18], but not mine! I’m not only someone Joe usually agrees with—he told me he loves past letters I’ve sent to the Pacific Sun—but he asked ME (and I told him) how to submit his letter that you did publish. OK, so here’s your second chance (perhaps even more timely now) to publish the piece I call “Election Haiku”: Campaigners beware: Unsolicited junk mail Will cost you my vote.

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you go” doesn’t do it. My new policy is, “No ‘thank you,’ no tip.” And, for repeat offenders, “Here I go (do my business elsewhere).” Lunatic? Perhaps. But I’m no longer willing to be the Invisible Woman. Cindy Ross, Fairfax

Bridge, troubled waters... As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of this spectacular bridge [“If You Build It...” May 18], you won’t hear much about its darker nature: its tragic allure to those contemplating suicide. In my opinion, the fact that suicide barriers have still not been installed is a permanent—and I mean permanent—black mark on the character and culture of this community. It’s 2012, and we lose two to three people a month—most of them local, and many of them students. We are talking about thousands of human beings lost over the last 75 years. There is no acceptable excuse—if people cared enough, the $40-50 million apparently needed could be raised quickly. There are many very wealthy people who live here and traverse the bridge several times a week. If our political representatives cared enough, they would find the money somewhere. I really don’t know how we as a community can be so callous. It really is tragic.

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Congress, 2nd District: Norman Solomon State Assembly, 10th District: Alex Easton-Brown SUN ENDORSEMENTS ++++++++++ County Supervisor, District 2: David Weinsoff County Supervisor, District 4: Steve Kinsey Belvedere City Council: Sandra Donnell, Bob McCaskill and Claire McAuliffe Ross Town Council: Write-in candidates only Marin Superior Court: James Chou Ross Valley Sanitary District: Frank Egger and Mary Sylla Proposition 28: YES Proposition 29: YES Measure A (Renewal of Ross Valley School District parcel tax): YES Measure B (Belvedere continue adjusting appropriation for emergency services) YES Measure C (Ross’s four-year tax for public safety services) YES Measure D (Sausalito annexed to Southern Marin Fire Protection District) YES Measure E (Muir Beach emergency services tax be increased by $200) YES MAY 25 - MAY 31, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 7

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‘Bust’ a movement Meet the 70-years-young man behind Occupy Wall Street by Jo e l B l e i fu ss

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What challenges does the Occupy movement face? It is a replay of what happened in 1968 when an insurrection in the Latin Quarter of Paris exploded onto campuses and cities around the world. For a few brief moments it looked like the first global revolution. Occupy is round two of 1968. Young people around the world have this sinking feeling that the next 30, 40 or 50 years of their lives will be one big black hole of ecological and political and financial and personal crisis. And if you are facing that sort of prospect you realize that unless you stand up and fight for a different kind of future, you don’t have a future. Unlike 1968, it is going to have legs. We on the Left have become an ineffective, whiny, complaining, finger-pointing kind of movement that hasn’t had a new out-of-the-box idea for a couple of generations. Everything we’ve tried, including the Battle of Seattle and all sorts of antiglobalization movements, has fizzled out. A power struggle is going on in the movement, between the old vertical type of a Left and a new young Left that has social media at its fingertips and isn’t so enamored with the old wolf-pack mentality but is ready to do things in a much more horizontal way without lead- 10 >

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In-N-Out Burger soils on plans for Ignacio For the time being, it’s“out burger.”In-NOut Burger officials say the sites they’ve been salivating over to erect a new franchise in Novato won’t cut the mustard.The fast-food chain had been in escrow for locations at 399 Entrada Drive and 400 Enfrente Road, across from Dollhouses,Trains & More. But company spokespeople say they’ve encountered problems with the soil at the sites and are canceling their order for the Ignacio location. In-N-Out fans shouldn’t put their bibs away just yet—the company says it still remains “hopeful” to find a more suitable spot in the burger-lovin’ town. Judge gives salmon defenders the hook The “scales” of justice have tentatively spoken in the County of Marin vs. salmon lawsuit—and a Marin Superior Court judge seems to be swimming with the county. The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network filed a suit in 2010 against the County of Marin, alleging that critical salmon habitat in the San Geronimo Valley was being put in danger by Marin’s 2007 countywide plan that allows for landowner construction to take place as close as 100 feet from streams. Proper protection of salmon habitat is mandated in the state Environmental Quality Act. The Forest Knolls salmon group SPAWN wants the county to move ahead with its plans to eventually set a larger conservation area for streams—but Judge Lynn Duryee ruled this week that SPAWN’s lawsuit is an attempt to manipulate the legislative priorities set by the Board of Supervisors. She wrote that the group is basically “asking the county to move this program to the front of the legislative line, without regard to the other competing and diverse needs of the county’s residents. When to prepare and place for consideration the ordinance on the legislative calendar is the consummate discretionary decision. Petitioners have cited no legal authority on facts like these, to support their petition.” Duryee did, however, add that it may be appropriate to place an injunction on the county from approving any building applications near streams until the county votes on setting the expanded conservation area. A two-year construction ban set by the Supes in 2008 ended in early 2012. The judge will make a final ruling on the suit in the coming weeks. County panting at thought of pet-fee increases How much is that doggie in the window? Well, pet guardians, Fido and Fifi are about to become a bit pricier—as the Marin County Board of Supervisors this week were wagging about across-the-board increases to animal control fees. The Supes focused on a “revision” to the county animal control ordinance fee schedule.The fee hikes will mostly range between $2 and $10 for such services as dog licensing, impound fees, animal sterilization, dead-pet removal, dead-wildlife removal,“potentially dangerous dog” permits, ranch dog fees, stray livestock charges, animal-exhibition fees and guide dog licenses. According to County Administrator Matthew Hymel, the proposed fee increases are consistent with what is being charged in such neighboring counties as San Mateo, San Francisco, Contra Costa and the city of Berkeley.The estimated revenue increase would be $29,000 for the county and $71,000 for towns.The last animal control fee increase was in 2009. The new fees will go into effect June 21. Annular eclipse draws crowds Marin had its pinhole boxes out Sunday to witness the first solar eclipse viewable in the United States since 1994. The moon began edging out the sun at about 5:15pm and enjoyed its maximum cover at 10 6:32pm, according to the National Park Service.The Bay Area didn’t offer a full eclipse—

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FRIDAY, MAY 25 Who Do You Think You Are? Rob Lowe traces his lineage all the way to the Brat Pack. NBC. 8pm. Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt leads a band of Jewish soldiers who take on the Nazis with cunning, courage and flattering lighting. (2009) TNT. 8pm. The Dirty Dozen Flattering lighting is less effective for Telly Savalas. (1967) AMC. 8pm. Alaska: Ice Cold Killers There are some rather gruesome murders in Alaska. And that’s not even counting the “hunting accidents.” Discovery Channel. 10pm.

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W The Sausalito City Council recently approved a lease on a building at the north end of town, on tiny, narrow Ebbtide Avenue, for Lycee Francais La Perouse, an elementary school currently in Corte Madera. Unfortunately, the lease displaces the Marin School, Sausalito’s only high school. Though both schools are private, the Marin School has just 80 students and Lycee Francais has 275. Traffic? Noise? Additionally, the lease could also force out tenants of a small building on the property—respected, talented artists who have rented studio space there for 25 years. We liked it better when the City Council members took swings at one another, rather than slowly chipping away at the elements that have earned the town its reputation for bohemian charm. —Nikki Silverstein

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V Marin smokers, snuff out your stinky cigarettes and consider moving to another side of the bay. Condo and apartment dwellers, feel free to open your windows and breathe deeply. Earlier this week, the Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance outlawing tobacco smoking in multi-unit housing complexes in the unincorporated areas of Marin. This bold ban not only prohibits smoking outside of condominiums and apartments, but inside the abodes as well. Smoking scofflaws may have to cough up fines starting at $100 and perform community service. For protecting our health and air from secondhand smoke, we give five cheers for our five supervisors. (Relax medicinal marijuana users. The ordinance applies to tobacco smoke only, so toke away.)

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SATURDAY, MAY26 Life After Lockup It can be a tough adjustment for many excons—especially with dating, where they have to learn not to bring cigarettes to trade for sex. MSNBC. 7pm. Planet 51 When a human visits an alien WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 planet, he is perceived as Dogs in the City It’s a reality the alien, sort of like when show about dogs in New somebody from Bolinas York. It’s not like Sex and the visits Modesto. (2009) CarCity, but there are similar toon Network. 7pm. amounts of anonymous The Princess and the Frog humping. CBS. 8pm. In a turnaround on the America’s Next Top Model The camera loves ya, baby. Friday, 8pm. classic tale, a young New The winner is announced Orleans society girl kisses a frog and turns into a frog herself. Usually it tonight. She gets a cash prize, a modeling takes years of marriage to achieve that effect. contract and a chance to eat a full meal. CW. 9pm. (2009) ABC Family. 8pm. Operation Repo The repo team searches for an RV that’s been missing for 30 years. SUNDAY, MAY 27 College Softball Why They can date it by counting the rings in the are they bothering to show this on TV? Their moms will all be at the game. ESPN2. 6:30pm. wood paneling. TruTV. 10pm. Murder in the Hamptons A killing rocks an elite circle of wealthy East Coast society forc- THURSDAY, MAY 31 Breaking Pointe A new reality show follows life inside a ballet ing them to miss several A-list parties and troupe as the dancers endure the endless important pedicure appointments. (2005) rehearsals, the strict diets and the full-time Lifetime. 7pm. demands of living up to the back-stabbing, Baggage Battles This is like Storage Wars, only they are bidding on unclaimed luggage neurotic stereotypes. CW. 8pm. Stealth Ace pilots race to stop a fighter jet rather than the contents of storage lockers. controlled by artificial intelligence before it It’s unclear what the profit strategy is but can destroy a military installation and, more the market rate for unwashed panties may importantly, a lucrative defense contract. (2005) SyFy. 9pm. Hey! Check out That TV Guy’s latest The Mentalist A blogger tracks a serial project. He’s bringing back storytelling. killer. We’re not sure how. Does each killing Really. But he needs your help—make show up as a status update, or a tweet? a pledge and post it wherever you CBS. 10pm. < can. http://www.kickstarter.com/ Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com. projects/1310394177/help-shake-n-tellbring-back-storytelling. If you don’t want to type out the URL, just Google Shake-NTurn on more TV Guy at Tell and Kickstarter. ›› pacificsun.com

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< 8 Newsgrams but stargazers were treated to about 90 percent of the great ball of gas and fire being ebbed out, say park officials, which left “only a glowing, crescent-shaped sliver of the sun visible.” In celebration of this once-in-a-generation event, the park service hosted viewing events on May 20. At the Point Reyes National Seashore, ranger-led programs and talks took place during the day at the Bear Valley Visitor Center—there was an hour-long talk about the sun using the Science on a Sphere exhibit at the center; solar viewers were passed out in the Bear Valley parking lot. Cicely Muldoon, park superintendent of PRNS, called it an “unparalleled opportunity” to experience the celestial event. “This eclipse is another example of how the public can enjoy the world around them from practically their own backyard,” said Muldoon. Park officials emphasized that “safety is critical” when viewing an eclipse—especially a partial one.Viewers were advised to use special solar glasses or other protection to view the event.“One should never look directly at the sun, nor use telescopes or sunglasses,” advised a park report.

Candidates hold a doobie of a press conference Three congressional candidates bogarted the spotlight last week by staging a conference to publicly denounce the federal crackdown on California medical marijuana dispensaries. Andy Caffrey of Garberville, William Courtney of Caspar and John Lewallen of Philo—all running for the 2nd District seat being vacated by Lynn Woolsey—appeared together the afternoon of May 17 at 6 School Street Plaza in Fairfax, the former location of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana—the longtime medical marijuana clinic that was evicted from the premises in December as part of the Justice Department’s push to enforce federal marijuana laws. The three candidates called for local support in “demanding that the government stop the federal attack on legal medical marijuana,” which they say has so far resulted in the shutdown of 200 cannabis dispensaries across the state. Caffrey publicly smoked a “medicinal joint in protest of Obama’s War on Medicine” at the press conference. Caffrey, who receives medical marijuana as a sufferer of post-traumatic stress disorder, lit up in similar fashion last weekend at an Occupy Mendocino event. “I became the first congressional candidate to smoke a joint during his own campaign speech, to protest President Obama’s War on Medicine,” says Caffrey.“This is a fundamental right that all three of us—John Lewallen, Dr. Courtney and I—will never compromise on and never stop fighting for. We are the Emerald Triangle.” Lewallen frames the pot crackdown as a “coercive campaign” by the FDA and the IRS. “Federal tactics of coercion, including SWAT-team raids, threats of prosecution and asset forfeiture, and denial of rights to open bank accounts and deduct business expenses, are forcing legal medical marijuana dispensaries to close,” says Lewallen.“Public officials are afraid to adopt regulations. The legal medical marijuana dispensaries still operating live in an atmosphere of terror, and deserve the support of all business owners and other citizens.” Courtney, a physician, says he is concerned the federal “attack” will prevent him from treating seriously ill child patients with “non-psychoactive” marijuana. “Clinical cannabis is used by my patients with infant epilepsy, cancer and other very serious diseases, with amazing healing results,” says Courtney. Does “the federal government feel that some children do not deserve the right to life?” Will the real Marc Levine please stand up? The aforementioned pot/press conference was timed to precede that evening’s Marin City Community Forum, which took place at the Marin City Senior Center, where candidates for Congress, state Assembly and the county Board of Supervisors were on hand to greet community members and discuss issues concerning Marin City and southern Marin.The Marin City forum, too, featured some campaign histrionics, as San Rafael political activist Jonathan Frieman arrived telling forum hosts he was a write-in candidate named Mark Levine—a none-too-subtle allusion to his arch nemesis, San Rafael City Councilmember and Assembly candidate Marc Levine.The faux Levine wound up with a seat at the candidates’ table a few chairs down from his foe Levine, but ultimately the forum crasher made it clear that he was known by day as “Jonathan Frieman.”Which raises a more philosophical question: Is it better to have Levined and lost, than never to have Levined at all? Green for the greenbacks A program to help small businesses and nonprofits (and larger companies with specific target projects), become more sustainable and profitable is being offered in San Rafael June 7 and 8. The Greening for Profit Smart Start program covers carbon emissions, lighting, HVAC, water use and waste and employee engagement and marketing. For more information, see websites for the city of San Rafael or Greening For Profit, or call 415/4953407. Maybe we could be heroes, just for one day... May 23 was the 15th annual “Relay of Firefighter Heroes,” which rolled through Marin in all its fire-prevention glory. A parade of antique and modern emergency vehicles started off at the Healdsburg Fire Department before heading south, stopping in Novato, San Rafael, at the Mill Valley Fire Station and ending in a grand finale at the Marin County Fire Department in Marin City. Along the way the heroes collected funds to provide services to burn survivors and to support burn prevention programs. 10 PACIFIC SUN MAY 25 - MAY 31, 2012

< 8 ‘Bust’ a movement ers—sometimes even without demands. The question is: In this tussle between the old Left and the new Left, who will win? And if temporarily the old Left triumphs then we’re in for a hard year this year and possibly even next, but bit by bit this movement does herald a new Left. This movement has made the Left cool again. How does one build counter-hegemonic power and get beyond “crowd sourcing,” which is really what the Occupy general assemblies are? In the next few years there will be what I call a “meme war”—a war of really big ideas within economics. Will we be able to pull off a paradigm shift from neoclassical economics to this new ecological or bionomic or psychonomic discipline that is bubbling underneath the surface? Will we be able to change our current dysfunctional marketplace into one in which the price of every product tells the ecological truth? Will we be able to impose Robin Hood taxes and dismantle this global casino with more than $1 trillion a day flushing around the system in derivatives and credit default swaps and other financial instruments? If we on the Left try to figure out what these meta memes are and start fighting for them, then we will get somewhere. If we fall back on the old ways of doing things, then capitalism is going to swallow us whole. Where does power over the distribution of societal resources fit into this equation? How is the Occupy movement going to redistribute wealth from the 1 percent to the 99 percent? Quite frankly, the question you ask betrays the fact that you are quoting the old Left. The way to fix the problem may not actually be a straightforward approach of passing some laws and taking some money from the 1 percent and giving it to the 99 percent. Maybe we have to have a more sophisticated approach where we don’t play out this kind of class warfare idea. The change has to be deeper. If we can finally ram through this Robin Hood tax, which a lot of people are for in Europe, and make it very high, not just a .01 percent but a 1 percent tax on all financial transactions, then that will be a deep-down transformation of casino capitalism, and all of a sudden the Robin Hood tax would collect trillions of dollars every year and then we the people of the world could start arguing over how to spend that money. Isn’t the legislative process needed to enact or “ram through” redistributive policies like the Robin Hood tax? Once you do that, you’re accepting the status quo. Maybe the real job is to launch a third political party in America that is initiated on the Internet, gets mil-

lion of signatures, and then has a convention. Maybe the task of changing the political landscape of America with a third party is a way smarter move than what the Tea Party did with the Republicans, and what so many people are saying we should do with the Democrats. The trick for the political Left is to think deeper. Instead of thinking, “Hey, let’s pass a law that legislates the Robin Hood tax,” let’s change the political landscape. Take, for example, the idea we launched last year. In the general assemblies we have a microcosm of a democratic process that’s magical and beautiful. It works and this is a metaphor for how America should work. Eventually, I agree, we will have to pass laws and do all that stuff you are talking about, but there is a lot of deep-down rabble-rousing that needs to happen before we get to that point. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has said: “Simply being in a public place and voicing your opinion in and of itself doesn’t do anything politically... I don’t know what the voting behavior of all these people is but I’m a little unhappy when people who don’t vote, who didn’t vote last time, blame me for the consequences of not voting.” Is this an argument for the Occupy movement to enter the electoral system? It reminds me of an old adage: If you’re a carpenter, you see everything as a nail and a hammer. Barney Frank has done some good things with legislation. But he is blind, as are so many other Americans, including the Tea Partiers and most of the people in Congress and most of the people on the Left, as to how change ultimately happens. Change finds its bed within a culture with big ideas that resonate with people. There has to be a sort of mystery and magic to the whole thing and so far the Occupy movement has been very good at operating on that deeper level. Somewhere along the line we will have to pass laws and we will need Barney Franks. But there are a lot of meta memes that we have to conjure up, and a lot of strategy that we have to perfect, and there are millions more young people that we have to inspire and recruit into our movement before we simplify the whole process into a cut-and-dry passing of a law. The Occupy movement has been committed to developing actions and strategies through consensus. How do the “tactical briefings” issued by Adbusters fit into that process? This tussle over what we should do next is something we should all get involved in. When we put out that call [in the January 25 “Tactical Briefing #25”] for 50,000 people to descend on Chicago [on May 1, ahead of the NATO summit], people in Chicago said, “You haven’t been talking

to us. How dare you do this? You havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been part of our meetings.â&#x20AC;? I say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To hell with them.â&#x20AC;? We want to put out a tactical brieďŹ ng, and you can take it or leave it. Adbustersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mission statement says that you want to change â&#x20AC;&#x153;the way meaning is produced.â&#x20AC;? What does that mean? At the moment, meaning is produced by a commercialized mass media that

is mixing communications with commercialism and mind-fu--ing us all and not giving us the information we need to make wise decisions about the future. The political Left has been pretty lousy at creating that kind of deep-down meaning, of having narratives that inspire young people. The future is a meme war and the winners will be the people who know how to create the meaning. <

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he two sides in the debate over the future of oyster farming in Drakes Estero remain locked in a Greco-Roman wrestling clinch and show no signs of relenting as a critical November date nears, when the secretary of interior will ring the bell. That is if Congress doesn’t take action to extend an acrimonious process focused on whether the Drakes Bay Oyster Company should be allowed to extend its lease. As it stands now, the oyster company’s lease expires Nov. 30. The secretary may grant a 10year extension. But he may declare that the oyster farm should be removed. That issue has been the topic of the community-rending debate in Marin, especially West Marin, ever since Kevin Lunny and his family expressed interest in extending his oyster farm lease. A debate over whether the oyster operation produces negative environmental consequences has focused on scientific reports, and reports that counter the reports, and reports that counter the counter reports. People following the story easily can find their heads swiveling as they watch an intellectual tennis match.

While both sides debate the veracity of the other’s evidence, what’s lost is a larger issue about what people—in the country, in Marin and in West Marin—want to happen in a congressionally designated wilderness area. The controversy goes back to 1972 and a “reservation of use” agreement between the National Park Service and the Johnson family, which at the time was operating the oyster production enterprise that had existed on the site for about 100 years. The reservation of use (and a special use permit) allowed oyster farming on the site for a maximum of 40 years. The agreement came after the park service bought the property and in essence leased it back to Johnson’s Oyster Company. When the Lunny family took over the operation in 2004, the oyster farm came with the reservation

of use agreement and special use permit that allowed operation until November 2012. It also came with significant challenges to deal with public health, building code and other violations. Assuming those liabilities cost major money, as did expanded production. The Drakes Bay operation today accounts for about half the oyster production in the state, according to its supporters. Opponents say that number is too high, but there’s little question that Drakes Bay produces a lot of oysters. There’s more than a bit of a David and Goliath resonance here. Supporters of the oyster company say the park service early on intended to force Lunny out, even before the end of the lease. Opponents say Lunny is a savvy businessman who knows how to gather political support to press his interests.   

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beginning with an aggressive approach that alienated many locals and gave credence to the “big government boot on the neck of the little guy” scenario espoused by many who support the oyster farm and oppose the park service. The park service fudged facts, said oyster farm supporters, when it compiled environmental hazards allegedly associated with the oyster farm. That charge still resonates in the debate. But while supporters claimed the park service had deliberately skewed scientific results to prove what it already wanted to hear— negative environmental consequences—a Department of the Interior study cleared the park service of intentional misconduct: “The factual record firmly supports conclusions that there was no criminal violation or scientific misconduct, but the [park service is] an organization and through its employees, made mistakes which may have contributed to an erosion of public confi-

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dence.â&#x20AC;? An understatement. That kind of charge and countercharge has been on the table during the entire debate. As one side produces a document, the other side refutes it with a document of its own. The heat turned up when the park service released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in fall 2011. The ďŹ nal report was expected in June, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now unlikely. The supposition that Lunny is a savvy businessman who knows how to enlist scientiďŹ c support and poby Peter litical backing was in evidence when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in 2009 inserted a rider into an appropriations bill that gave the secretary of the interior the authority to grant a 10-year lease extension. After the Department of the Interior released its draft EIS, Feinstein called for a review by the National Academy of Sciences. An earlier 2009 Academy of Sciences report found â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lack of strong scientiďŹ c evidenceâ&#x20AC;? that oyster farming has major environmental consequences. But another study found evidence of possible harm to marine mammals. The amount of study and paper accumulated concerning the oyster company has topped $1 million. Last week, the park service said it would fund yet another independent analysis of the scientiďŹ c evidence contained in its EIS. Feinstein inserted the request for yet another study into the conference report of the ďŹ scal 2012 omnibus. It asks the Academy of Sciences to ensure that the park service impact statement rests on a solid foundation. But another recently concluded report looking at the park service impact statement had already stated itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reasonable piece of inquiry. Virtually every time a report is released, someone calls for a peer review, and observers trying to follow the action ďŹ nd themselves lost in a maze of confusing timelines and conďŹ&#x201A;icting results. The most recent contretemps erupted when West Marin neurobiologist Corey Goodman, a longtime critic of the park serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s method of inquiry, said noise impacts in the EIS are wrong. Among other errors, he says, the noise levels associated with the Lunny operation boats actually were extrapolated from a 1995 study of

boats run by the New Jersey State Police. Those who are in favor of closing the oyster operation say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s common practice to extrapolate noise levels. But, says Goodman, even if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true, the extrapolated noise levels in the impact statement are too high. Amid the point-counterpoint debate in which virtually no one agrees on virtually any objective truth, surprisingly, one issue seems to reach a level of agreement that points to the larger and philosophical implications of the Seidman Drakes Bay Oyster Company story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my opinion, the other side has really tried to push this into the science arena,â&#x20AC;? says Gordon Bennett of Save Our Seashore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a constant tennis match. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore that, but the fact remains, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an issue thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be decided on science.â&#x20AC;? The law is clear, according to Bennett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are running an operation to, say, take people into a wilderness area, that is allowed provided it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have mechanized equipment.â&#x20AC;? All other kinds of commercial activity are not allowed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the genius of the Wilderness Act. Every time you have a commercial enterprise, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be money and effort devoted to keeping that operation going.â&#x20AC;? Last summer, three former California legislators, Assemblyman William T. Bagley along with Congressmen John L. Burton and Paul â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peteâ&#x20AC;? McClosky Jr., said Congress intended to allow the oyster farm to remain. Each of them helped make Point Reyes a national park. But opponents say thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one indelible truth: Lunny leased his property with the stipulation that his lease would expire in 2012 and it may or may not be extended. If a private landowner leases property to a tenant and at the end of that lease decides to do something different with the property and not renew the lease, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable, although it might be hardship on the tenant. In this case, the park service is the landowner; Lunny, the tenant. Goodman has thrown the most scientific grenades at the park service, accusing it of misconduct and submitting unsupportable scientific evidence. But he agrees with Bennett and says science shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the deciding factor 14>

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< 13 Into the wilderness in the debate over the future of Drakes Estero. The essential issue is what society should allowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or not allowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in a congressionally designated wilderness area, in this case the only marine wilderness area on the West Coast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is fundamentally a decision to decide whether we want this national seashore to continue to be a marriage between sustainable agriculture and the environment. Or do we want a more pure environment? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the issue, without the science.â&#x20AC;? Neal Desai, PaciďŹ c region associate director for the National Park Conservation Association, also says the basis for the decision that has fallen to the secretary of the interior must be made on policy rather than competing scientiďŹ c claims. But while supporters of the oyster farm say it should be allowed to stay and continue operations in what Goodman calls a marriage, Desai says divorce is the only solution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been on a one-way path for decades to leave for future generations a protected marine wilderness on the West Coast,â&#x20AC;? says Desai, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and to sacriďŹ ce that would be inconsistent with park policy.â&#x20AC;?   

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RENEWING THE OYSTER farm lease would have implications beyond Marin, say those who want the area returned to as pristine a condition as possible. By allowing a nonconforming use to continue in a wilderness area, a precedent could spread to other wilderness areas. If operators of nonconforming uses in other wilderness areas decide they want to stay regardless of their lease arrangements and cite Drakes Estero as a precedent, it could unravel the intent of designated wilderness areas. The essential idea is that if a nonconforming use exists, a one-way path will lead to its removal. Oyster farm supporters say the assumption that extending the oyster farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lease will lead to an unraveling of allowed uses in wilderness areas is preposterous. But a study conducted by the Environmental Law Society of the University of California at Berkeley, School of

Law raises some concerns. Participants in the study included mainly law students with undergraduate and advanced degrees in biology, geology and environmental science, as well as a former National Environmental Policy Act planner for the U.S. Forest Service. Although the December 2011 report states that the investigation â&#x20AC;&#x153;was not necessarily exhaustive and it is possible to undertake a more in-depth exploration of the details...our ďŹ ndings suggest that granting a new special use permit for [the oyster farm] would represent a signiďŹ cant departure from accepted wilderness management practices. In general, the record shows that once Congress designates an area as potential wilderness, nonconforming uses that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be characterized as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;valid existing rightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are generally phased out, not unnecessarily expanded or even extended.â&#x20AC;? A heading on the section of the report that includes that statement reiterates the conclusion: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Extension or Expansion of a NonRecreation-Focused Commercial Enterprise in a CDPWA [wilderness area] Appears to Be Unprecedented.â&#x20AC;? As Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and his ofďŹ ce pore over the science claims and counter claims, the key element in his decision should rest on policy free from intellectual or political coercion, says Amy Trainer, executive director at the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. No one knows which way the secretary is leaning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is he going to ignore longstanding National Park Service management policies, wilderness laws and other federal laws that mandate federal wilderness? Is he going to cater to political pressure?â&#x20AC;? Embedded in the local debate over the oyster farm is an underlying proprietary tone that the Drakes Bay Oyster Company is a Marin asset and should receive dispensation. But a national park belongs to everyone. In the end, Salazar must decide whether to embrace total protection of Drakes Estero or agree that a privately held commercial enterprise should be allowed to coexist in the only marine wilderness area on the West Coast. Even King Solomon would have a tough time with this one. < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com

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Django all the way Gypsy jazz festival sets up camp next month in Mill Valley by G r e g Cahill

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azz attracted me because in it I June 8 and 9 at the nearby Sweetwater found a formal perfection and Music Hall. instrumental precision that I adThe Gonzalo Bergara Quartet kicks off mire in classical music, but which popular the festival June 7. “Gonzalo Bergara has music doesn’t have,” said Belgian jazz lavished such care on every phrase, built musician Django Reinhardt, who rose to each arrangement with such lapidary prefame as one of history’s greatest guitarists cision and pared away anything extranedespite a childhood fire that left his fretous, the music becomes sculpture,” Guitar ting hand disfigured. Player magazine wrote of the band’s leader Fifty-nine years after his death, the and Buenos Aires native. “It has weight, music world is still singing his praises, and density, gravity.” Reinhardt’s popularity shows no sign of Also scheduled to appear at 142 fading. Throckmorton are Alfonso Ponticelli, The seventh annual Robin Nolan, The Lost DjangoFest Mill Valley—a Fingers, the Jimmy celebration of Gypsy jazz Luttrell Trio, Antoine and the lingering influand Sebastien Boyer, ence of the late French and the Rosenberg swing guitarist—is growTrio with special guests ing, as well, to four nights Paulus Schaefer and Tim of performances and Kliphuis. workshops now to be The Sweetwater shows held at two venues. will feature the Gonzalo While the brunt of Bergara Quartet; Ponthe action still will be ticelli performing solo found June 7-10 at the flamenco and duo with 142 Throckmorton Theviolinist Tony Ballog, and atre, DjangoFest is be- Fourth Street will be ‘the point of no return’ an all-star jam hosted ing expanded to include June 1 when Franc D’Ambrosio takes the by Ponticelli (June 8); two nights of shows stage at George’s. and the same program,

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Random Notes: Sweetwater is hosting a free Concert on the Green to be held Memorial Day, from noon to 5pm, at the Mill Valley Community Center Field. The lineup includes Bay Area blues acts Tommy Castro & the Painkillers and Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs (Click also holds down a monthly Texas blues night at The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, which has drawn Carlos Santana), as well as the 85’s and Matt Jaffe. Carnival rides, food, beer and wine will be available.

Alt-hip-hop star Casual (Jon Owens) of Heiroglyphics will appear, with Sol Doc, May 24 at 19 Broadway in Fairfax. Phantom of the Opera star Franc D’Ambrosio, who sang in the Broadway stage production of the hit musical (and portrayed an adult Anthony Vito Corleone in Godfather III), lights up the stage June 1 at George’s in San Rafael. The following night marks the return of the outrageous Fee Waybill and the Tubes (best know for their 1978 hit “White Punks on Dope”). George’s impressive jazz series continues June 7 with the return of Bay Area trombonist and bandleader Wayne Wallace and his Latin Jazz Quintet. < “What do you want from life?” Tell Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

›› SPiN OF THE WEEK Jubilee Marley’s Ghost (Sage Arts) Put a pickin’ parlor in your iPod. The West Coast folk-roots band Marley’s Ghost taps a few famous friends for its 25th anniversary album produced by Nashville songwriter Cowboy Jack Clement. Emmylou Harris, John Prine, the Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart, Byron House, Larry Campbell and Don Heffington are among those making special appearances on a collection of songs drawn from the songbooks of Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Butch Hancock, Bobby and Shirley Womack, and Tom Russell. But one of the best songs is “Rollin’” (to the tune of Billy Bragg’s “Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key”), with lyrics and vocals by former John Denver band member, Tony-nominated Broadway producer and performer, and Marley’s Ghost singer and guitarist Dan Wheetman. One of the year’s best Americana albums. —GC 20 PACIFIC SUN MAY 25 -MAY 31, 2012

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t. Tamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cecil B. DeMille. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought of Jim Dunn, whose grand scale outdoor productions of popular Broadway musicals have entertained Mountain Play audiences for the past 30 years. Now, here we are, bidding goodbye to the Dunn era with The Music Man, Meredith Willsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homage to yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s America. The setting is River City, Iowa (a ďŹ cDunn, above, is leading his final theatrical expedition up the mountain. tional substitute for Willsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown of Mason City), circa 1908. As the opening O  O  O  O train scene tells us, places like River City were favorite targets for traveling salesmen Anchored by Eric Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commandhawking their wares, some genuine, some ing performance as the dissolute Rev. T. bogus. Among the latter is one Professor Lawrence Shannon, Ross Valley Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; justHarold Hill, purveyor of musical instruopened production of Tennessee Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ments, band uniforms and associated items. The Night of the Iguana is an exceptional Everything about the man is phony, from example of community theater at its very his name to his academic background and best. All of the elements that contribute to a claimed musical knowledge, but the local successful revival of this 1961 Tony Awardfolk are easily charmed by someone who winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from directorial restraint in scenes promises to inject some life into the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s which could easily slide into sentimental sleepy atmosphere. When Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabrications melodrama, to the quality of the supportare exposed, there is a rush to judgment ing cast and atmospheric scenic valuesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are that evaporates when he is redeemed by present to a degree that is rare on professionlove for Marian Paroo, the local piano al stages, let alone in a venue where most of teacher, and the band he pledged to deliver the participants work for love of their craft magically appears to play a rousing chorus rather than ďŹ nancial reward. of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seventy-Six Trombones.â&#x20AC;? But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passionate embodiment of Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about nostalgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and so is the a man who, like the tethered iguana scratchMountain Play production, which not only ing in the dust outside a decrepit Mexican celebrates Dunnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lengthy involvement but tourist hotel, is literally at the end of his rope also features many of the people who have that gives the production its emotional heft. made it memorable. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ken Rowland, For the iguana, torture and a cooking pot who contributes another in a long list of await. For Shannon, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nightlong struggle impressive sets; Pat Polen, with her periodbetween Eros and Thanatos, with sanity appropriate costumes; Debra Chambliss, hanging in the balance. director of a backstage band whose sound This is not to say that all the credit keeps getting better and better; and Rick should go to Burke. Far from it. Among the Wallace, the choreographer who has masprincipals, Kristine Ann Lowry provides tered the art of dancing on dirt. a luminous portrayal of Hannah Jelkes, Among performers, only Robert Moor- the itinerant portrait artist whose gentle head (Harold Hill), a veteran of Woodmin- wisdom helps Shannon escape his demons. ster (East Bay) summer musicals, is a new- Wood Lockhart brings a touch of pathos as comer. Others among the principals will be Nonno, Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ailing poet grandfather. familiar to those who have attended previ- Cat Bish is the recently widowed blowsy/ ous shows: Susan Zelinsky busty Maxine, proprietress (she of the marvelous voice) of the hotel, whose cure NOW PLAYING as Marian, always hilarious for what ails Shannon is a The Music Man runs through Randy Nazarian (Marcellus couple of tropical cockJune 17 in the Cushing Washburn), Sharon Bouchtails, followed by sweaty Memorial Amphitheatre er (Eulalie Shinn), Stephen rolling around on whatatop Mt. Tamalpais. Dietz (Mayor Shinn). Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever ďŹ&#x201A;at surface presents Information: 415/383-1100 only a beginningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the cast itself. The expert staging is or www.mountainplay.org. numbers 54! Mix all this asby Cris Cassell, Malcolm The Night of the Iguana sembled talent with a brilRodgers contributes a ďŹ neruns through June 17 in liant spring sun, fresh air, a ly detailed set design and the Barn Theatre, Marin Art picnic lunch, and gorgeous Ellen Brooks is responsible and Garden Center, Ross. views and you have the perfor the spot-on lighting. < Information: 415/456-9555, or www.rossvalleyplayers.com. fect recipe for a relaxing Charles Brousse can be reached at outing â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the mountain.â&#x20AC;? cbrousse@juno.com

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›› CiNEMARiN Movies in the county that Hollywood couldn’t tame…

›› MADE IN MARiN a l o o k a t t h e m o v i e s M a r i n m a d e f a m o u s

They shoot horse operas, don’t they? When the first movie star cowboy rode into San Rafael... by Davi d K ie hn

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hen the Essanay Film Company Essanay didn’t just make Westerns while in arrived in San Rafael on May 31, San Rafael. Billy Shannon’s Villa, a saloon at 1911, the Marin County Tocsin, one the west end of Fourth Street with a gymnaof three local newspapers, was quick to an- sium next door for prizefighters to train, innounce: “Moving Pictures Now a Marin Co. spired Anderson to take the title role in Spike Product — Famous Essanay Co. Locates in Shannon’s Last Fight, with several San Rafael this City with Big Troupe.” A column was de- residents playing small parts. In Outwitting voted to describing Papa, Anderson the principal memand leading lady bers of the group, Edna Fisher try to starting with their get married against leader, Gilbert M. her father’s wishes. Anderson, although Papa’s Letter is a sad the paper mistakenly tale about a little called him G.B. Anboy who wishes to derson. This was besend a letter to his fore he was known deceased father and worldwide as “Bronis accidentally hit cho Billy” Anderand killed by a car. son, the first movie The films that star cowboy of the made the bigscreen—but by the gest impact, end of Essanay’s stay The Wild West was still a recent memory when Gilbert Anderson however, were a in San Rafael, An- came to Marin and turned ‘Broncho Billy’ into film’s first series of movies derson’s screen char- cowboy hero. about a cowboy acter would become named Broncho a household name. Billy. Anderson had made Broncho Billy’s Essanay business manager John O’Brien, Redemption way back in 1910 in El Paso, who would later direct pictures with Mary Texas, but didn’t realize its significance Pickford and other big movie stars in Holly- until the next year when he made The wood, arranged the rental of four houses in Infant of Snakeville in Santa Monica and San Rafael for the 35 members of the company. Broncho Bill’s Last Spree a few months later Two houses on Palm Avenue were occupied by in San Rafael. They were comedies with most of the cast and crew; Anderson and se- a little drama mixed in, and the response lect members stayed at 1348 Grand Avenue, from the public was positive. Anderson and O’Brien lived at 1301 Second Street. The had been playing popular cowboy roles Eastside Ball Park at Irwin and Fourth streets weekly since 1909, but with Broncho Billy’s became Essanay’s base of operations. The San Christmas Dinner, made in Fairfax, and Rafael Colts baseball team didn’t find out they then Broncho Billy’s Adventure, released had to share the field with a movie company the following week, on December 31, 1911, until they showed up for practice one day and Anderson’s future was assured. faced a bunch of cowboys and Indians workIn January 1912, the company went ing on a film. Anderson, a big fan of baseball, south again, to Lakeside near San Diego, quickly resolved that situation by taking the with the intention of returning north troupe to film at other nearby locations. The to San Rafael in the spring. Before that most popular with Eshappened, Essanay sanay was Fairfax and cameraman Jess RobCOMING SOON its environs, starting bins discovered Niles, right off with The OutCalifornia (now part of Film historian David Kiehn, author of Broncho Billy and the law Samaritan, released Fremont). Niles became Essanay Film Company, will speak to theaters on July 22, home for nearly four at the Ross Historical Society’s less than two months years, and Gilbert M. annual fundraising luncheon after Essanay came to became known far and and raffle, June 1 at 11am in the town. Anderson didn’t wide as Broncho Billy Livermore Pavilion of the Marin waste any time in Anderson. The California Art and Garden Center in Ross. cranking out films; in Motion Picture CorporaLunch follows; tickets for the talk the seven months they tion, United Keanograph only are $10 at the door; lunchwere around they made and other film companies eon tickets are $45. For info and 42 one-reel 15-minute would soon take that trail reservations, call 415/456-6683 or visit www.moya-rhs.org. films, the standard to Marin County, with length of the day. many more to follow. < 22 PACIFIC SUN MAY 25 -MAY 31, 2012

Indy (Harrison Ford), Willie (Kate Capshaw) and Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan) flee across the tarmac from Lao Che’s henchmen in the action-packed opening segment of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by George Lucas. The scene was shot at the former Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, which was decommissioned for military use in 1974. Even though the base has been overhauled for civilian development in the ensuing years, several hangars remained largely intact from the outside, making it an ideal “airport” location for multiple film productions including Tucker: The Man and His Dreams (1988) and The Right Stuff (1983). —Jason Walsh

ViDEO A ‘Goodman’ is hard to find No decent pundit comes without a tie-in these days—to a college, think tank, church, TV network or Facebook page—so it’s refreshing to watch Jonathan Lee’s docu PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE, and recall that once not so long ago there was a world-renowned guru of the left who did fine with none of them, smashing accepted pieties along the way like ‘It is by losing ourselves in inquiry, creation and craft a bull in a china shop. Anarchist, poet and that we become something’—Paul Goodman self-willed Gestalt therapist, openly bisexual family man in the gray-flannel ’50s, and an educational saboteur who spoke admiringly of “weapons of social pathology” used by children to do battle with a society that forced them to grow up absurd—Goodman wrote brilliantly and convincingly in the almost-forgotten style of high polemic. And he seemed never to have had a moment’s fear ridiculing his would-be pals in academe for their growing thrall to institutions and dollars. A pop sensation whose book was seen under every student arm, Goodman’s vision ruled the ‘60s and beyond, even as his name faded from view. Lee’s filmic bio is an admiring, if at times over-jaunty, portrait of this intellectual powerhouse and world-class communicator. (And as the questions he raised about childhood vocation gain new urgency in the flatEarth economy, it’s not Chomsky or Krugman or Hedges or the country of Finland talking Goodman’s talk, but N.Y. teacher/reformer John Taylor Gatto.) —Richard Gould

›› MOViES

Friday May 25 -Thursday May 31

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Paris cops track down the bad guys in ‘Polisse,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

Battleship (2:11) Swabbies Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson are enlisted to protect the planet from marauding aliens. O Bernie (1:44) Dark comedy about the unlikely real-life romance between a mortician-turned-murderer and a muchdespised Texas heiress; Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black star. O The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1:58) Maggie Smith and Judi Dench head to India for some postretirement exotica and find themselves living in a run-down yet charming old palatial hotel. O Chernobyl Diaries (1:30) Six idiot Americanski tourists find themselves stranded in the abandoned Chernobyl worker’s city of Pripyat with a spooky unseen inhabitant. O Chimpanzee (1:15) Disney True Life Adventure tracks the exploits of a funloving baby chimp in the lush forests of the Ivory Coast. O Dark Shadows (1:53) Big-screen sendup of the cult Gothic soap opera stars Johnny Depp as an 18th century vampire who rises from the dead smack dab in the middle of the swinging, dysfunctional 1970s; Tim Burton directs. O The Dictator Sacha Baron Cohen as a deposed North African dictator trying to re-create his former majesty in the blasé USA. O La Fille Mal Gardee (1:58) London’s Royal Ballet presents Dauberval’s timelessly frothy tale of love, bumbershoots and cranky widows. O First Position (1:34) Documentary follows six talented young ballet dancers as they compete in the grueling, prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. O Girl in Progress (1:30) A prepubescent girl with a distracted, inattentive mother decides to skip adolescence altogether and take a quick shortcut to adulthood. O Headhunters (1:38) Norwegian thriller about a corporate headhunter whose sideline (art theft) takes a nasty, violent turn for the worst. O The Hunger Games (2:22) In postO

apocalyptic North America a teenage girl fights for her life against a squad of trained assassins on a popular government-sponsored reality show! O Hysteria (1:35) Period sex comedy about a Victorian-era London physician whose invention of the vibrator enchants at least one uninhibited patient; Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal star. O Marley (2:25) Reggae legend and sociopolitical icon Bob Marley is the subject of Kevin Macdonald’s insightful, musicpacked documentary. O Marvel’s The Avengers (2:20) An allstar cast of superheroes (Iron Man, The Hulk and Black Widow among them) team up to thwart a fiend bent on global domination; Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. O Men in Black 3 (1:46) Alien-centric G-man Will Smith travels back in time to team up with a younger version of partner Tommy Lee Jones and therefore save the world from destruction, or something. O National Theatre London: One Man, Two Guvnors Rollicking comedy about an out-of-work musician employed by both an East End killer and the killer’s victim, who’s really the victim’s sister and the killer’s girlfriend in drag. O The Pirates! Band of Misfits (1:28) Swashbuckling cartoon about three buccaneers’ quest for their profession’s highest honor: Pirate of the Year. O Polisse (2:07) Award-winning French blockbuster about the personal and professional lives of the men and women who make up Paris’s Child Protection Unit. O Snow White and the Huntsman (2:07) Sassy reboot of the classic fairy tale finds evil queen Charlize Theron facing down a Snow White trained in the art of violence and warfare. O What to Expect When You’re Expecting (1:50) Ensemble comedy about five couples and how they cope with the unexpected demands of incipient parenthood; Dennis Quaid, Jenifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks star. <

›› MOViE TiMES Battleship (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:15 Sat-Mon 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Tue-Thu 7:15, 10:15 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 11:35, 1, 1:50, 2:35, 4:05, 4:55, 5:40, 6:25, 7:10, 8, 8:45, 9:35, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7:10, 8:30, 10:10 Bernie (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Mon 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Tue-Thu 7, 9:15 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:25 Sat-Mon 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25 Tue-Thu 7:30, 10:25 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 Mon-Thu 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Mon 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Tue-Thu 4:15, 7:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: FriSat 12:30, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:30 NChernobyl Diaries (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:45, 3, 5:25, 7:45, 10 Chimpanzee (G) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 1:25, 3:45 Dark Shadows (PG-13) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 2:05, 4:45, 7:40, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:10, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:45, 7:30, 10:05 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05 Mon 1:45, 4:45, 7:30 Tue-Thu 4:45, 7:30 The Dictator (R) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 SatMon 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Tue-Thu 7:50, 10:20 Century Regency 6:

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Fri-Sun 12:45, 1:55, 3:05, 4:15, 5:25, 6:35, 7:45, 10:05 Mon-Thu 12:45, 1:55, 3:05, 4:15, 5:25, 6:35, 7:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:05, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 7:55, 10:25 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50, 9:10 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50 First Position (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45 Sat-Mon 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 Wed-Thu 6:45 Girl in Progress (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 7:05, 9:20 Headhunters (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:20, 1:55, 4:25, 7:15, 9:45 The Hunger Games (PG-13) +++ Lark Theater: FriSun 8 Mon 6 Tue-Thu 7 NHysteria (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Thu 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 La Fille Mal Gardee (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Tue 6:30 Marley (PG-13) Rafael Film Center: 9 Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13) ++++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:10; 3D showtime at 7 Sat-Mon 3:45, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 7 Tue-Thu 10:10; 3D showtime at 7 Century Northgate 15: 11, 1:10, 2:20, 5:45, 7:55, 9; 3D showtimes at 12:05, 3:25, 4:30, 6:45, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:25, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 3:45, 10:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:40, 4, 7:15 Tiburon Playhouse 3: 4:15, 7:30 Sat-Mon 1, 4:15, 7:30 Men in Black 3 (PG-13) Century Cinema: 11; 3D showtimes at 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 1:30, 2:50, 5:30, 6:50, 8:10;

3D showtimes at 10:50, 11:30, 12:50, 2:10, 3:30, 4:10, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 8:50, 9:30, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11, 4:20, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 12, 1:40, 2:40, 5:20, 7, 8, 10:35 Thu 11, 4:20, 9:35, 12:10; 3D showtimes at 12, 1:40, 2:40, 5:20, 7, 8, 10:35 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:10, 3:10, 6:05, 9; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:10, 3:10, 6:05; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 3:50, 6:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 12:45, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sun-Mon 12:45, 3:50, 6:45 Tue-Thu 3:50, 6:45 National Theatre London: One Man, Two Guvnors (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 1 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 4:35; 3D showtime at 2 Lark Theater: Fri 6 Sat-Sun 4, 6 Mon 4 Thu 5 NPolisse (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:20 Sat-Mon 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20 Tue-Thu 6:30, 9:20 NSnow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 9, 10:15 Mon-Thu 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7:05 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Sun-Mon 1:30, 4:30, 7:15 Tue-Thu 4:30, 7:15

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

Maggie Gyllenhaal is ecstatic over Hugh Dancy’s latest invention in ‘Hysteria,’ opening Friday at the Regency. MAY 25 – MAY 31, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 23

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

F R I D AY M AY 2 5 — F R I D AY J U N E 1 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

James Moseley will stir the soul May 25 at Rancho Nicasio.

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

Live music 05/25: Jeff Campbell and Valerie Orth Appleberry Jam presents singer/songwriters in an intimate in store performance. 7:30-10pm. $15. Magic Flute Music Store, 182 Northgate One, San Rafael. 378-9064. 05/25: Johnny “Z” and Trenz Music of the ’50s-’70s and beyond. 8pm-midnight. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Harbor and Clubhouse on Horseshoe Cove, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 05/25: Pa’l Bailador Friday Salsa. 8:30pmmidnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/25: Pierre Bensusan Fingerstyle guitar. 8pm. $20-25. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com

05/25: Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico Argentine Tango. Dance class from 7-8pm with Debbie and John of Alma Del Tango, Milonga (social dance) with live music 8-10pm. Come to dance and/or to enjoy Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico’s premiere performance in Marin. $15 Class & Milonga, $10 Milonga Only Knights of Columbus, 167 Tunstead Ave., San Anselmo. 05/25: The Cheeseballs Dance band The Cheeseballs perform an irresistible blend of ’80s pop hits, ’70s disco and funk, rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop and more. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

05/25: The James Moseley Band Tunes from Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and many more. Please call for reservations. This is a dinner/dancing show. 8:3011pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

05/26: Floating Records presents Marble Party Indie rock, psychedelic power pop. “Lyle” CD release show. 8:30-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/26: Johnny Allair Rock ’n’ Roll dance party. Please call for reservations. 8:30-11pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 05/26: The Tickets Band Rock, blues. “Six Degrees from Room Temperature” Tour. 8:3011:30pm. $5. The Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 05/26: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 05/27: Candela With Edgardo Cambon. 4pm salsa dance class; 5pm live music 5-10pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

05/27: Houston Jones and Maria Muldaur One of the fun summer “Barbecue on the Lawn” shows. Room to dance and run around. Great for all ages. Gates open at 3pm. Music at 4pm Tickets available by phone only at 662-2219. 4pm. Rancho

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Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. www. ranchonicasio.com

Amber alert!

munity Chorus; 12:30 - 2:00 Doc Kraft 2:30 4:00 San Francisco Music Club; 4:30 - 6:00 Tito y Su Son de Cuba. 11am-6pm. Free. Larkspur, Magnolia between Ward and King Streets, downtown historic Larkspur, Larkspur. 924-3803. www.larkspurcommunityassociation.com/

After enjoying her own career on stage, AMBER MORRIS has taken her vocal talent beyond the marquee to assist others in embracing their own talents. As a voice coach, Morris’s students have appeared on E! True Hollywood Story, American Idol and elsewhere—a testament to her talent and love of music. There’s no need to travel to Hollywood talent shows to see for yourself—as Morris’s students will be featured at a concert in San Rafael next weekend. Meet Amber Morris and witness the talent on your own at her STUDENT SHOWCASE Saturday, May 26, at 8pm. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. $20-$25. www. ambermorrisvoicecoaching.com. Amber Morris and her divas-in-training will strut —Dani Burlison their stuff Saturday at George’s. 24 PACIFIC SUN MAY 25 - MAY 31, 2012

05/27: Live music at the Larkspur Flower and Food Festival 11:15 - 12:00 Marin Com-

05/28: Mill Valley Memorial Day Concert on the Green Benefit for Kiddo!’s 30th anniversary. Special outdoor concert presented by the Sweetwater Music Hall features performance by Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, The 85s, Matt Jaffe, and the Mill Valley Middle School Jazz Band. Food, brews and wine from from chef Gordon Drysdale and additional local vendors. 11:30am-5pm. Free; Parking is limited. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. www.millvalleycenter.org 05/29: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay Area artists. 9:30pm.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . www.19broadway.com 05/29: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

05/29: Noel Jewkes with Denise Perrier With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 05/30: John Hoy Trio Dinner jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 05/30: Marcelo and Seth Argentine tango. Every 5th Wednesday of the month. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/30: Phillip Percy and Judy Hall Enjoy food, drinks and jazz. Reservations not required but recommended. Outside tables available. 6-9pm. No cover. IL Davide, 901 A St., San Rafael. 244-2665. 05/31: Robin DuBois: Tribute to Blossom Dearie Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 05/31:Liza Silva Brazilian jazz. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito,. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

06/01: Carlos Forster, Mike Coykendall, The Plastic Arts San Rafael house concert. RSVP to info<\@>billhansell.com for the performance address. 7:30-10pm. $15. 378-9064. 06/01: Jamie Clark Band Singer/songwriter. Pop Americana. 8:30pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Sea-

Music, Dining, Dancing... Fun! FRI MAY 25 SAT MAY 26

FRI JUNE 1

SAT JUNE 2 WED JUNE 6

The Mill Valley Philharmonic will ďŹ ddle around with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Music of the Americasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; June 1 at the Bay Area Discovery Museum and June 3 at the Tamalpais Valley Community Center. horse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com Fridays: Live Music @ Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock. 8-10:30pm. Free. Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, 60 Madera Boulevard, Corte Madera. www.maxsworld.com

Concerts 06/01:â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broadwayâ&#x20AC;? with Franc Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ambrosio Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ambrosio is best known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phantomâ&#x20AC;? in Andrew Lloyd Webberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tony Award-winning Musical, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Phantom Of The Opera.â&#x20AC;? He brings his one man hit show to Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 8:30-11pm. $26.50/$29.50/$34.50 Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 06/01: Mill Valley Philharmonic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music of the Americas.â&#x20AC;? Highlights the composers of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Cuba and features a world premiere guitar concerto by local composer Gabriel BolaĂąos with Jack Sanders, soloist. Also performing 1pm June 2 at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. Advance tickets required for this venue only. Walk-in seating is very limited. 1pm June 3 show at the Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley. This will be the 12th annual Family Concert$ce Cream Social sponsored by TCSD (Tamalpais Community Services District). 8pm. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-0930. www.millvalleyphilharmonic.org

Dance 05/25: Kopachka Folk Dancers Ethnic dances from the Balkans and beyond. Beginning teaching 7:30-8:00, intermediate teaching 8:00-8:30, dance program 8:30-10:30 then light refreshments. Newcomers always welcome. 7:30-11pm. $7. Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley.

05/25: Shechinah Dance w/Melinda Bernstein Bring the Divine Feminine Hebrew Goddess into your soul: Shechinah is known to Judaism, Christianity and Islam as the divine presence and the manifestation of joy, prophecy and creativity 7-9pm. $18. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 924-7824. www.sunrise-center.org 05/31: 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

06/01-02: Roco Dance Onstage: Teen show Famous for its high energy and diverse choreography, RoCo Dance Onstage has been producing packed houses in Marin County since 1993. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this evening of progressive dance. 8pm June 1; 7pm June 2. $19.50. Marin Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 388-6786. www.rocodance.com

THUR JUNE 7

The Cheeseballs [DANCE BAND]

Amber Morris Voice Coaching 2012 Student Showcase [MUSICAL SHOWCASE]

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TUESDAY NIGHT COMEDY MARK PITTA & FRIENDS The Best in Stand Up Comedy

CURTAINS

each with their own unique theatrical vision, guide and direct a variety of improvised scenes. 8pm. $17-20. Bayfront Theater, B350 Fort Mason Center, S.F.. 474-6776. www.improv.org

FRI MAY 25 7:30PM SAT/SUN MAY 26/27 2PM

FRI/SAT JUNE 1/2 7:30PM SUN JUNE 3 2PM

Phantom Of The Opera

A Musical Murder Mystery. Directed by Rebecca Martin, Choreographed by June Cooperman, Musical Direction by Jonathan Fadner

[BROADWAY STAR]

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 75TH CELEBRATION

SUN MAY 27

The Tubes

A conversation with Kevin Starr and Noah 7:30PM Griffin PLUS the Golden Gate Bridge Documentary and Song

Comedy Wednesday

THE GREATER GOOD

WED MAY 30 7:30PM

Star Franc D'Ambrosio Live at George's

featuring Fee Waybill [ROCK] feat. Wendy Liebman from the Showtime Original Series Wendy Liebman: "Taller on TV" with Special Guest Will Durst [COMEDY]

Jazz at Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feat.

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet [JAZZ TROMBONIST]

A Political Drama by Lynne Kaufman

SUN JUNE 3 7PM 5:45 Reception

DANA CARVEY

A Night of Comedy and Music benefiting Blue Star Music Camps with Jimmy Dillonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Band Blue Star Rising Stars and Master of Ceremonies Mark Pitta

DJANGOFEST Our Seventh Annual Mill Valley Celebration

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James Dunn. Musical Direction by Debra Chambliss. Choreography by Rick Wallace. 2pm every Sunday. $15-40. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, 801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. 383-1100. www.mountainplay.org Through 06/17:‘The Night of the Iguana’ By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Cris Cassell. See website for showtimes. $20-25. Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com

Art 05/26-28: Point Reyes Open Studios Visit local artists in there studios. Painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Gallery map on website. 11am-5pm. Free. Point Reyes Open Studios, Point Reyes Station/ Inverness. www.pointreyesart.com 06/01-08/01: Art in the Book Passage Gallery “Italia: Photographs from Rome, Venice & The Amalfi Coast.” Dana Kelly, photography. Reception 5:30-7pm June 23. 9am-9pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/01: Wine and Cheese Art Opening Artist Jane Richardson-Mack will be showing Gicle prints of her Verre Eglomisè original “Don Mono” series. Reception 6:30-8:30pm June 1. Free. Bradley Real Estate, 55 Broadway, Fairfax. 302-2605.

Through 05/17/2013: Wind Art Exhibition Lyman Whitaker, sculpture. Free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 455-5260 ext. 1. www.magc.org

Through 05/26:‘Altered Book Show/Silent Auction’ Wildly popular show returns to MarinMOCA with 150 Bay Area artists giving new life to old, discarded books. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmmoca.org

Through 05/26: Annual Juried Exhibition Falkirk presents its popular annual exhibition of works by Marin and Bay Area artists. Juried by Richard Elliott, California College of Arts. Mixed themes and diverse media styles represented. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 4853328.

Through 05/26: Marin Society of Artists 2012 Spring Rental Show Exhibition of original artworks by MSA members which are for rent. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Society of Artists , 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., (Marin Art and Garden Center), Ross. 454-9561. wwwww.marinsocietyofartists.org. Through 05/30:‘Untethered’ Greg Martin, new works. Martin’s highly detailed style puts his work within the realm of classical realism while his offbeat compositions create surreal environments. 11am-4pm. Free Admission. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli. com Through 05/31:‘Muslim Eyes’ Exhibit of secular and religious art by Muslim artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Includes photos, paintings and sculpture. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 464-2500. www.marincf.org Through 05/31: Leslie Lakes “Lyrical Artist.” Sculpture, whimsical paintings and matted prints of animals on sheet music by Mill Valley artist Leslie Lakes. For adults and children alike. No charge. Larkspur Public Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-5005. www.cityoflarkspur.org Through 06/02:‘Le Triangle’ Celebrates the art and artists of “The French Club.” Works by Pierre Flandreau, Jean Marc-Brugeilles, Geoff Bernstein. Refreshments/parking Free. elsewhere Gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax. 454-6484. www.elsewhere. com Through 06/11: Topofilla Japanese-style woodcut prints by Tom Killion interpret the Bay Area ele26 PACIFIC SUN MAY 25 - MAY 31, 2012

ments of sky, earth and sea. These prints explore the local landscape and distant mountains in California 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army. mil/bmvc Through 06/22: Surface Design Mixedmedia art exhibit curated by SF gallerist Virginia Breier. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

Through 06/24: Andrew Romanoff, Patti Trimble and Dorothy Nissen “Then and Now.” Andrew Romanoff, paintings. “Vanishing California.” Patti Trimble, paintings and poems. Dorothy Nissen paintings in the Annex. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org Through 06/28: Ron Kappe Recent oil paintings. Gallery hours: M-F 9:30am to 5:30pm. No charge. College of Marin, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 457-7801. www.diaroimages.com

Through 06/29: MSA Past Presidents’ Show Marin Society of Artists “Past Presidents’ Show,” 85th year celebration. corner of Palm and Magnolia, San Rafael. Opening reception 3pm Sunday, June 10. 9am-6pm. No charge. Dominican University Alameny Library , Palm and Magnolia, San Rafael . www.marinsocietyofartists.org.

Through 07/06: Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery “Transitions.” Susan Hersey presents an exhibition of paper, fiber, and mixed media works. Weekdays 8am-7pm. Closed holidays and weekends. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr. at Bon Air, Greenbrae. 461-9000.

Through 08/02:“Silver: A State of Mind” Portraits from photographer Vicki Topaz’s recent series featuring 52 remarkable women who have let their hair grey. 10:30am-4pm. The Buck Institute on Aging, 8001 Redwood Highway, Novato. 209-2000 for appointment. www.womenonaging.com

Talks/Lectures 05/25: Make Better Business Decisions with Hal Mooz Learn strategies to make better business decisions and help your clients do the same by understanding why people make the choices they do. 7:30-10am. $35 in advance by cc; $40 cash/check at door as space permits McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 9447459. www.bacNetwork.com

05/30: Save Our Bay, Save Our Ocean Become a stakeholder in creating the first marine protected area in SF Bay and contribute to saving the lives of thousands of breeding fish and marine mammals. 7:30-10pm. Free. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 924-7824. www.sunrise-center. org 05/31: The Plastic in Question Join S.F. Bay American Cetacean Society for a presentation with Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang. Five questions in search of an answer. Where is away, as in-throw away? Where did this come from? How did it get here? Was that once mine? What can we do about it? Collecting since 1999, the gathered plastic pollution from Kehoe Beach is not left by visitors; it is washing up from the ocean. 7-9pm. $5 suggested donation. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 331-6527. www.acs-sfbay.org

06/01: How to Develop a Website with WordPress Learn how to get started creating your own blog or website and where to get additional support. Noon-1:30pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., #427, San Rafael. 473-6058. www. marinlibrary.org

Wednesdays: Marin History Museum Gallery Tour Join local legend Jeff Craemer for a gallery tour of the “Marin Independent Journal: 150 Years of Ink” exhibition. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www.marinhistory.org

Readings 05/25: Susan Morse Morse speaks about “The Habit.” A sometimes searing, often hilarious account of a mother-daughter relationship stretching over the years. Her mother decides late in life to become a nun. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/26: Karen Yamashita and Micah Perks Two U.C. Santa Cruz professors read from their works “I Hotel” and “Pagan Time: An American Childhood.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

05/27: California Writers Club Presents Jon Carroll Meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage. 2-4pm. $5 members/$10 non-members per meeting Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.cwcmarinwriters.com 05/29: Anne Cherian Novelist Cherian reads from “The Invitation.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/30: Buzz Bissinger Bissinger talks about his poignant memoir “Father’s Day: A Journey Into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/31: Henry Crumpton Ambassador and political insider Crumpton discusses “The Art of Intelligence.” Legendary CIA spy and counter terrorism expert recounts the story of his high risk, action packed career. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/01: Melanie Gideon The author reads from her novel “Wife 22.” Dissatisfied with a marriage going nowhere, Alice signs up for a marriage study as “Wife 22” paired with “Researcher 101.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com

Community Events (Misc.) 05/26: Golden Gate Bridge: A Bay Area Diva What makes Golden Gate Bridge so special? The GGB is shorter in length and one year younger than the Oakland Bay Bridge. Yet, the GGB flirts with the imagination & lures people to her as if by magic. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 3323871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/

05/27: 37th Annual Blues, Barbecue and Silent Auction Come bid on over 200 exciting items, enjoy a feast w/ oysters, barbecue, beer/ wine. Live music with Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, Moonlight Rodeo. Proceeds benefit the lovely Dance Palace. 11am-5pm. Free. Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.dancepalace. org

05/27: Larkspur Flower and Food Festival Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais, Magnolia Ave. is a perfect setting to enjoy California’s early summer blossoms, great, free live music and eats from local food purveyors. 11am6pm. Free. Historic downtown , Magnolia Ave. between Ward and King St., Larkspur . 924-3803. www.larkspurcommunityassociation.com/ 05/27: Memorial Day Singles Party Most singles stay home on holiday weekends and are looking for something fun. 7-9pm. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 507-9962. www.thepartyhotline.com

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Barbecue The Firemen’s Barbecue is an annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition, a festive gathering and fundraiser for the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy live music with Andre’s All Stars while Muir Beach’s firefighters tend to the smoky grills and enticing raffle prizes. For the kids, a special play area and activities will be available throughout the day. 12-5pm. $20 parking fee per car, include $10 in coupons for food, drinks or clothing. Muir Beach Picnic Grounds , Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley. 3840683. www.muirbeachfire.com

05/27: Sunday Morning Meditative Hike Easy walk around Lake Lagunitas. Meet at the Fairfax Community Church at 8am for carpooling or at 8:20am in the Lake Lagunitas parking lot at the animal postings board. 8-10am. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 05/27: Sunday Morning Qi Gong Obtain powerful tools for self healing. You are also invited to stay afterwards for a positive, life-affirming service at 10am. 11:30am-12:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. Corte Madera Rec Center Patio, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera,. 389-8707. www.danceofqigong.com

05/27: Tiburon Toasts the Golden Gate Bridge A celebration of the bridge’s 75th anniversary with food trucks, craft vendors, live entertainment and a fireworks display. 5:30pm. Free admission. Shoreline Park, downtown, TIburon. www.telli.com/tiburontoaststheGGB 05/28: Fly Gym Aerial Yoga Fitness Using swings that hang close to the ground, strengthen and lengthen those hard-to-reach places. All ages, abilities and disabilities welcome. 7:30-8:30pm. $14-20. Suzie’s Studio, 36 Woodland Ave., San Rafael. 302-0366. www.flygym.com 05/29: 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 05/29: Novato Farmers Market Treat yourself to flavor packed produce, a serenaded dinner, and a twilight stroll through downtown Novato. The market also features activities for children. 4-8pm. Grant Ave., Downtown, Novato. 4726100. www.agriculturalinstitute.org/ 05/30: Fairfax Farmers Market Wear some flowers in your hair at his charming market featuring West Marin farmers, food purveyors, and artists. At Bolinas Park. 4-8pm. Bolinas Park, Broadway Blvd and Pacheco Ave, Fairfax. 4726100. www.agriculturalinstitute.org/ 05/30: 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 05/31: Museum by Moonlight Every Thursday the Boyd Gate House will stay open until 8pm for visiting and special evening events. Programs will include book signings, historical movie screenings, Curator talks, and more. 4-8pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www.marinhistory.org

06/01: Naked Truth: Real. Stories. Live. Join the Mill Valley Public Library for another installment of their popular true storytelling series. Storytellers will include Don Novello, aka Father Guido Sarducci, among other special guests. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

Tuesdays: Tamalpais Valley Certified Farmers Market Local and regional farmers, bakers, and vendors showcase fresh, diverse seasonal foods, flowers and more. Bring your own bags! 3-7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley, Tam Junction, 215 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 382-7846.

Kid Stuff 05/25-28: KIDDO! Family Carnival An old fashioned carnival with rides, treats, food and games. Free admission. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 389-7789. www.kiddo. org

05/26: 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/events-and-programs#/?i=2

05/28: Nature for Kids at Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Redwoods Head up to the shady ridge and see what we can find in the deep layer of leaves that carpet the forest floor. After that, amble down to the cool shade of the redwoods. Meet at Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Redwood Entry Gate off of Nicasio Valley Road. 10am-1pm. Free, rain may cancel. Marin Parks, Nicasio Valley Road, no. of Sir. Francis Drake. 499-6387. www.marincountyparks.org

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05/30: Davidson Middle School Career Day Harbor Rotary Club of San Rafael is sponsoring the 3rd annual Career Day at Davidson Middle School on May 30. Two time blocks: 8:30 to 10:15 or 9:45 to 11:30. Volunteer to discuss your career. 8:30-11:30am. Free. Davidson Middle School, 280 Woodland Ave., San Rafael. 286-1077. Thursday: After School Storytime Picture books, songs and fingerplays for children ages 3 and up. 3:30-4pm. Free. Fairfax Branch Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www.marinlibrary.org

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a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129358 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NATIVE JUICE CO., 38 MT. RAINIER DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CAITLIN MEADE, 38 MT. RAINIER DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; NICOLE FISH, 120 DEER HOLLOW ROAD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. 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 May 1, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129464 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DRAGONHILL BOOKS, 15 STURDIVANT AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JO ANN RICHARDS, 15 STURDIVANT 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 May 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129459 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HEALTH GARDEN SPA, 1917 A BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: THUC NGOC TRAN, 418A 27TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129385 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STARBOARD TACK, 448 WELLESLEY AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: TWO REEFS LLC., 448 WELLESLEY 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 May 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129474 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PARTNERS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE, 269 WOODLAND AVE., SAN

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) A holiday weekend with the friendly Sun in your house of interaction is perfect for hanging out with the neighbors. And, with your ruler (fearless Mars) in the efficient sign of Virgo, you can probably whip together a delicious dish to share in no time flat. On Monday, you crave excitement and spontaneity. With shocking Uranus in control of your sign, you just can’t help it... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Usually, you are willing to take it easy on long holiday weekends. This Memorial Day, however, you are restless and eager to engage in activities. You have decided to exercise your flirtation skills. You are curious, sociable and involved in whatever is being discussed. You may BE a Taurus, but you’re acting like a Gemini. This may require a temporary upgrade on your mobile phone plan... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) While the Memorial Day weekend is not really about your birthday, there’s no harm in pretending that the picnic gathering is for you. You are likely to be quite entertaining with the dramatic Sun, chatty Mercury and flirty Venus in your personality house. With this trio in place all week, you should have no trouble attracting attention. There is possible trouble Wednesday when something you say upsets a family member. Want a nice birthday gift? Perhaps you should stay quiet... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) For you, Memorial Day is more than an excuse to barbecue. You are sensitive to the emotional significance and most of you take time to remember those truly meant to be honored. As the Moon (your ruler) occupies the critical sign of Virgo on Monday, you may be tempted to condemn those who seem to lack this awareness. You will instead simply pass them a burger—with a miniature American flag stuck in the bun... LEO (July 22 - August 22) The emotive Moon in your affectionate sign Saturday and Sunday puts you in a romantic mood. Add the sparkle of exciting Uranus in your travel house and you are guaranteed a lovely holiday getaway with your significant other. If looking for love, it’s a lucky weekend for meeting someone new. You may be overly competitive with a friend on Wednesday. Remember, “it’s not whether you win or lose, but HOW you play the game...” VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Enthusiastic Mars in your sign provides all the energy required to take charge of the Memorial Day weekend activities. Somehow you are able to be helpful and bossy simultaneously. Meantime, be on the lookout for someone who could have a positive influence on your professional life. No matter how casual a new acquaintance appears, this person may be key to opening the door to a promising future. After all, when have you seen Richard Branson in a suit and tie? LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) If family dramas have been a bit too intense, you may be dreaming of getting away by yourself for the holiday weekend. Not only would this relieve some tension, it would also give you an opportunity to do a bit of soul searching. The planetary cardinal crisis that has been influencing you for the last couple of years has not been easy. But, it is slowly and radically transforming your psyche. Goodbye, caterpillar. Hello, butterfly. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Certain friends are attempting to tell you what to do. Your patience for this is limited at best. If going to a large gathering over the Memorial Day weekend, avoid Virgo pals and stick with Pisces—at least for now. On Wednesday, someone gets a little too curious, causing you to raise the drawbridge and refuse entrance to your private world. Well, you didn’t get to be the most mysterious sign in the zodiac by sharing your secrets... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Typically it is challenging to have three celestial bodies opposing your sign simultaneously. It’s like playing tug of war—three to one—very lopsided. The scenario happening right now, however, is actually rather easy. Your opponents are the playful Sun, charming Venus and flighty Mercury. None of these three are truly interested in causing trouble. They’re just looking for a good time and a little harmless competition. You can handle that, can’t you? CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) No matter what you do for a living or what goals you pursue, you keep one foot on the ground. A certain reasonableness is the foundation of your persona. That’s why your lack of desire to play by those rules anymore is quite surprising. Traditions (like spending Memorial Day with the family) are no longer carved in stone. You are ready to shed sentimental habits faster than a raincoat on a sunny day. “The times, they are a-changin’...” AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The long weekend coincides with an emphasis on your house of confidence, creativity, romance and entertainment. You are simply in the right mood to express your thoughts (in case you’re a speaker at a Memorial Day event); you feel affectionately happy (in case you’re in love); and you are satisfied with either being on stage OR in the audience (in case you’re at a local concert). And after Monday? Same thing, only you have to go to work, too... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) The planets gather in your house of nurturing, making you the perfect person to host a Memorial Day picnic. Your interest in cooking is higher than usual and is accompanied by a desire to experiment with new recipes. This assumes, of course, that you have an outdoor space and a kitchen. For those who don’t meet these qualifications, you are likely to be a welcome guest at someone else’s gathering—especially if you’re willing to be the chef... < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 30 PACIFIC SUN MAY 25– MAY 31, 2012

Public Notices Continued from Page 29 RAFAEL, CA 94901: PRISCILLA HOPKINS, 269 WOODLAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129349 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE CHICKEN DIVA, 930 TAMALPAIS AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: RACHAEL PEARL GRIFFIN, 1385 N. HAMILTON PKWY APT 206, NOVATO, CA 94949. 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 April 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129500 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WACLA SPORTS, 354 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949: WALTER DE LEON, 36 TRELLIS DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; ANDY DE LEON, 36 TRELLIS DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 2, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 21, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129509 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOE MOE A.F.C SUSHI, 1 CAMINO ALTO, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: BRANDON SOE MOE, 42831 PARKWOOD ST., FREMONT, CA 94538. 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 May 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129511 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDEN IVY HEALTH CENTER, 712 D ST. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WAN, SOW CHENG, PO BOX 281272, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94128. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201567. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JONNAH LEE NACES ALBOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JONNAH LEE NACES ALBOS to MEYANEE DAMAYO CABALES. 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 3, 2012 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201923. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MAYA LONCHAR ON BEHALF OF VALENTINA LILY QUEZADA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: VALENTINA LILY QUEZADA to VALENTINA LILY QUEZADA LONCHAR. 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 19, 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 24, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 2012) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): DR110814 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): THOMAS PATRICK KELLEY, 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): CHESTINE L. ANDERSON 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): October 27, 2011. Kerri L. Keenan Clerk, by (Secretario); David V., Deputy (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 2012) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GLORIANN HOPKINS. Case No. PR-1202148. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GLORIANN HOPKINS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CARON SCHMIERER in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CARON SCHMIERER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: June 11, 2012 at 9:00am in Dept: A, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: KELLY R. MASON, BOUDETT & MASON, PO BOX 188, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94979-0188. TEL(415) 454-4020; FAX(415) 454-4029. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1202188. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TERESA ESTELL WALLACE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TERESA ESTELL WALLACE to TERESA ESTELL WADE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 5, 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: May 9, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CLAUDIA H. CHARLOS, aka CLAUDIA HENRIETTE CHARLOS. Case No. PR-1202290. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or

estate, or both, of CLAUDIA H. CHARLOS, aka CLAUDIA HENRIETTE CHARLOS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MICHAEL CHARLOS in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MICHAEL CHARLOS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: June 25, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept: Probabte, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: SHAUN CARBERRY SBN 196767, 564 MARKET ST ROOM 408, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104. TEL(415) 3627850, FAX(415) 362-7591. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1202327. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner RONWEN C PROUST filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: RONWEN CHARLOTTE PROUST to BRONWYN CHARLOTTE PROUST. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written

objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 13, 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: May 17, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL PARTNER. The undersigned hereby certifies that he/she has withdrawn on the date shown as general partner from the conduct of business under said Fictitious Business Name. File Number 201138. The information give below is at is appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): ZUMA, 11265 STATE ROUTE 1, PT. REYES STATION, CA 94956. FILED IN MARIN COUNTY ON: 6/2/08; UNDER FILE NO. 117468; REGISTRANT’S NAME(S):CONSTANCE C. MORSE, 25 FORRES WAY, INVERNESS, CA 94937 This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on May 17, 2012 (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): CIV 1104901 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SCOTT RASTEGAR, CARL HOAGLAND, PAULINE HOAGLAND, NANCY MORITA, MICHAEL EMERY, THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND DOES 1 THROUGH 100 INCLUSIVE: YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): DAVID WARNER, SUZANNE WARNER. 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 MARIN, 3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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):LAW OFFICES OF ALAN MAYER; ALAN M. MAYER ESQ, 1120 NYE ST. #200, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901;(415)4574082. Date (Fecha): October 3, 2011 /s/ Kim Turner, Clerk (Secretario): by, C. Lucchest, Deputy Clerk (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304377 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. Fictious Business name(s): GOLDEN IVY HEALTH CENTER, 712 D ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: April 27, 2011. Under File No.: 126706. Registrant’s Name(s): WENDY YE, 4888 PARTSALON WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on May 22, 2012. (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012)

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I asked my boyfriend for his email password so I could look at a message he’d mentioned. He grabbed my laptop and said he’d log in and forward it to me. He is a good guy and has never given me reason to distrust him, but if you aren’t hiding anything, why would you care whether your girlfriend can read your email, Facebook messages, whatever? He says he feels that people should have a certain amount of privacy in a relationship and doesn’t believe in sharing his passwords. Really? Not even with the woman he’s been sleeping with for two years?—Suspicious

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Of course, there’s no place for waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation techniques in a healthy relationship, but after two years of having sex with a guy, you’d think you’d at least be allowed to have a spy drone follow him to the office. While some women trade sex for dinner, jewelry and major appliances, all you expect is your boyfriend’s privacy. Privacy—controlling what information about yourself gets shared with others—is a fundamental right. Yet, I’m amazed by the amount of email I get, mainly from women, who think having regular sex with someone entitles them to roll back that person’s privacy to that of a convicted serial killer (save for the flashlight-assisted cavity searches). Like these other ladies, you seem to be confusing dating with rent-to-own. This man is your romantic partner, not your new washing machine. He gets to choose which hopes, dreams, fears and tasteless jokes he shares with you; you don’t get to harvest his email, his organs and his every thought. But, should you somehow bully his password out of him and start mowing through his messages, it’s like putting people on speakerphone without their knowledge. He needs to disclose the possibility of this to everyone with his email address: “When you write me, it’s as if you’ve written everyone I’ve slept with recently.” (Subject line: “I’m whipped.”) Keep in mind that you aren’t suspicious of him because you found a thong in his travel mug but because you feel entitled to loot his digital life and he refuses to let you. (Why don’t you just put truth serum on his salad?) A desire for privacy isn’t evidence of sneakiness. People show different sides of themselves to different people, and he’s likely to feel curtailed in who he is and what he writes if Big Girlfriend is always watching: “Um, you spelled ‘trough-licker’ wrong in that misogynistic email to Jeff.” (Suddenly, NSFW—Not Safe For Work—has an alternate meaning: No Sex For Weeks.) You won’t make a man trustworthy by turning your relationship into a police state. The time to figure out whether somebody’s ethical is before you get into a committed relationship with him. If you can’t trust your boyfriend, why are you with him? If you can, accept that his information is his property, and leave him be when he closes the bathroom door to his mind. Relationships are actually richer when those in them have private lives, when they’re two people who come together to share a lot of things instead of two people who share absolutely everything— down to a single email address: JenniferNJason@WeAreNowOneBigBlob.com.

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I’m 23, and I realized that I don’t know who I am. I just got out of a twoyear relationship with a musician. I totally cleaved to his world—sold his CDs, promoted the band, started writing songs. But, it really wasn’t me, and “we” were all about him. Before him, I dated a Rolfer, and my world became all about “body alignment” and Pilates and whatever else he was preaching. I feel like I lose myself in a man and then get nothing back.—Disappearing

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When you’re between boyfriends, it’s got to be hard to know whether to spend the day picketing Wall Street or occupying a dressing room at Abercrombie. What happened, you started your search for self but then your feet got tired? You actually have to go out and answer the question “Who am I?,” you can’t just cheat off whomever you’re sleeping with. Consider doing as a guest on my radio show, therapist Dossie Easton, did. When she was in her 20s, she decided that she needed to find out who she was when she wasn’t “trying to be somebody’s old lady” and vowed to remain unpartnered (though not celibate) for five years. Maybe you don’t have to stay unpartnered for five years, as Dossie actually did, but you should keep fishing around for what you’re all about until you bring more to a relationship than a blank slate and a willingness to take notes. < © 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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