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Despite Trump’s efforts to roll back clean-air regulations, Marin is going the extra mile to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from cars. The county will add 41 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to the Civic Center in San Rafael by September. The public will have use of 31 of them; the remaining stations are for the county vehicle fleet of 80 hybrids and eight EVs. This is the latest step in a commitment to climate action planning, which has already reduced community greenhouse gas emissions substantially below 1990 levels. In fact, Marin’s reduction target is greater than those set by the state, and we hit our initial mark years ahead of plan. The new goal is to cut emissions to 30 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. Taxpayers needn’t worry about the $185,000 expense for the stations. The county secured a $65,000 grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and will pursue additional grants.

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Downtown Sausalito recently became the backdrop to a viral video showing a clothing store owner booting a black family out of his shop. Anthony O’Neill, his wife, two daughters and in-laws were ousted from Quest Casuals on Bridgeway while trying on clothing and hats last Sunday. Shop proprietor Hooshang Seda called the police after O’Neill asked for an explanation. Some of the scene played out on a cell phone video, which has racked up more than 262,000 views on O’Neill’s Facebook page. “I am asking you to leave because I refuse to do business with you,” Seda says on the video. Seda, in a written response to KGO-TV, denies the ousting had anything to do with race and says the girls were trying on expensive adult vests that dragged on the floor. Before Yelp blanked out Quest Casual’s page due to the onslaught of negative comments from this incident, we saw a review describing a disturbing episode involving a man who wears XL clothing. To see Seda’s behavior, check out O’Neill’s video at youtu. be/3LthUyFRQwI.

Upfront New owners are sprucing up the long-neglected Dillon Beach Resort and restaurant.

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he Dillon Beach Resort is getting a new paint job this week, part of a sea change underway at the ramshackle resort near the mouth of Tomales Bay in northwest Marin County. The resort’s cafe, which has been closed for several years, will reopen later this year with a menu focused on local ingredients proffered by chef Todd Shoberg. He was last spotted at Sammy Hagar’s nowshuttered El Paseo in Mill Valley. “It’s been pretty run-down for quite some time,” says co-owner Brooke Gray of the 55-acre resort, as she describes plans for a new

Dillon Beach Coastal Kitchen and various renovations afoot on the property, which boasts a smattering of coastal cabins for rent, RV space, a pet-friendly private beach and a surf shop scheduled to reopen this fall. Gray says the new regime is also aligning itself with various nonprofit organizations engaged in coastal-cleanup efforts—especially the Surfrider Foundation, which, she says, offers ocean-friendly certification to eco-friendly restaurants. To that end, she says, guests at Dillon Beach Resort won’t find plastic bags, straws or styrofoam.

“It’s essential,” says Gray, “that sustainability not be seen as a trend, but something that’s vital to our future and our kids.” She’s a native of Marin County who has worked hospitality jobs up and down the coast and around the North Bay, and is the owner of the Blue Barn in Corte Madera. Mike Goebel is handling the business and permitting end of the renovation and says that besides the usual, lengthy permitting process in Marin County for various building repairs, the renovation is moving forward. He’s got support from Marin County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni,

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he says, along with the full-time residents of Dillon Beach, a mix of retirees and vacation-home owners. “They’re excited,” says Goebel. Because the resort is upgrading and not expanding, Goebel says he does not expect the project to raise concerns among local environmental groups, as is the case with Lawson’s Landing, their down-the-beach neighbor. Lawson’s Landing has embarked on its own renovation plan in recent years but has faced a buzzsaw of pushback from local environmental organizations because of needed remediation—a legacy of prior managers of the campground in operation since before the landmark California Coastal Act of the early 1970s. In its renovation efforts, Lawson’s has attempted to relocate its tent-camping facilities and redo an old wastewater system, and has been sent back to the proverbial drawing board on several occasions as those plans did not meet environmental muster. “We’re operating within the envelopment of our entitlement,” Goebel says and notes that no major changes or developments are part of the renovation. “All we’re doing is some minor cosmetic repairs. Any permits from the county are standard, common, traditional building permits to make general upgrades to the store and the cafe,” he says. As for the long-deferred maintenance and what it might reveal, he notes, “No skeletons have jumped out of the closet, yet.” Goebel owns a couple of other businesses in the North Bay, including Brewster’s Beer Garden in Petaluma. The neighbors here, he says, are looking forward to the upgrade and the opportunity to enjoy the newly rehabbed resort— along with their dogs, as Dillon Beach Resort offers a rarity on the California coast: a privately owned pet-friendly beach. The upgraded restaurant, Goebel says, will also be pet-friendly. “This is the only sort of commercial space in Dillon Beach,” he adds. “It’s a hub of communication, and the community is excited to have that sort of central location.” Y

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Red Devil Record’s Barry Lazarus says Marin County’s many record collectors keep his supply of great vinyl flowing in.

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irst it was being called a revival; now it’s being hailed as a renaissance. Vinyl albums, once on the verge of obsolescence, just marked their 12th year in a row of growing sales numbers, with Nielsen Music reporting 14,320,000 records sold in 2017, the highest number since the company started tracking vinyl sales back in 1991. In fact, 2017 also marks the first year since 2011 that physical album sales topped digital downloads. It’s a staggering comeback for a medium that was all but dead 15 years ago when the internet

opened the floodgates of digital music streaming, downloading and pirating. That came after the advent of the vinyl-killing CD in the 1980s. How did this resurgence come about? More new artists are releasing their music on vinyl, and classic records are getting deluxe reissues, like the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 2017’s No. 1 selling vinyl record. Add to that, major retailers like Urban Outfitters and Barnes & Noble have recently started racking vinyl in their stores. Then there’s the renewed interest in the independent record store that’s grown since Record Store

Day began 10 years ago, an annual event that celebrates the country’s nearly 1,400 indie record retailers as cultural hubs. In the North Bay, the local record store lives on in shops like Santa Rosa’s Last Record Store, which has been operating since 1983, and San Rafael’s Red Devil Records, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The record-buying bug bit Barry Lazarus as a teenager driving around to record stores in his native Los Angeles, and he’s been a music fanatic ever since. Moving to the Bay Area at 19, he’s lived in the region for 40 years, and he just marked 20

years of owning and running Red Devil Records. “I lived in San Francisco back when it was a lot rougher than it is now, and I had a stressful job, and I was trying to think of what would be the opposite of that,” Lazarus says. “I decided opening a record store in the North Bay would be the opposite of having a stressful job.” Originally, Lazarus opened Red Devil Records in downtown Petaluma in 1998, at 170 Kentucky St. near Copperfield’s Books. The store spent six years in Petaluma, until a nearby restaurant fire and long-running construction »10


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basically halted all foot traffic at the same time digital music sales were killing the record industry. Once the store’s lease ran out, Lazarus moved to downtown San Rafael. “San Rafael has more of an arts and music downtown vibe than I knew about,” Lazarus says. “I just had a feeling it would be a good place, and I happened to find a fantastic location.” Now located at 894 Fourth St. in San Rafael, in the heart of the city’s hub of venues and shops, Red Devil is thriving thanks to the local community of music lovers and collectors. For the store’s 20th anniversary, San Rafael mayor Gary Phillips even issued an official proclamation praising the store as a valuable business and declaring Lazarus a steward of downtown San Rafael. Red Devil Records has earned a reputation as the go-to source for serious, old-school LP enthusiasts. “The number one advantage of having the store here is the quality of used records brought in,” Lazarus says. “Because Marin County has such a rich musical history, there are just endless record collectors who’ve pretty much been supplying

my store with used records, and the flow doesn’t stop.” Adorning the store’s wall of fame is a massive assortment of original pressings and hard-to-find LPs from bygone eras, and the store’s social media shows off an ongoing Record of the Day series that includes gems like Jeff Beck’s Beck-Ola 1969 original pressing in mint condition, or Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” gold-colored, 12-inch vinyl promotional pressing. Lazarus says he gets a lot of people coming up from San Francisco or the East Bay to get their hands on these albums. “I’m really lucky to get a lot of rare records here,” he says. “That’s what we are known for.” Lazarus sums up vinyl’s popularity in two ways: it sounds better and it looks better. From the unmistakably warm real-live analog sound of the record, to the engaging cover art, Lazarus finds that people love to have a shelf of records in their home to admire and enjoy, and it’s not just collectors. “The age range of customers in my store is from 10 to 80 years old,” he says.Doug Jayne already had a long history of working in corporate record shops

like Music Plus in 1970s Southern California, where he was raised, but he was making a living as a mechanic when he relocated to the North Bay. “I got sick of L.A., and I ditched with a girl I worked with and we moved up here so she could go to Sonoma State in 1979,” Jayne says. “I was living in Santa Rosa and I found myself driving down to Cotati and Petaluma to buy records, because all the stores in Santa Rosa were lame—Record Factory, Rainbow Records, you know.” Jayne so badly wanted Santa Rosa to have a cool record store, he decided to get into the business again and called up his old friend, Hoyt Wilhelm, whom he had worked with at a store in Azusa, Calif. (“A to Z in the USA,” remembers Jayne) and who was working as a teacher in Santa Cruz at the time. Jayne convinced Wilhelm to move up to Sonoma County, where they tried to buy Prez Records in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square. When the owner reneged, the pair found a space at 739 Fourth St., a few doors down from where the Russian River Brewing Company sits today, and opened the Last Record Store in 1983. These days, the store’s name seems to carry a prophetic connotation, as the Last Record Store has long outlasted corporate retailers like the Wherehouse and Sam Goody, though the name was inspired by the band Little Feat’s 1975 release, The Last Record Album. That album also boasts a mural on its cover that prominently features a jackalope, the mythical half-rabbit, half-antelope that is the Last Record Store’s official mascot. The logo of the jackalope wearing sunglasses that adorns the store’s walls and merchandise was designed and drawn by artist Rick Griffin, who created several iconic psychedelic posters and album covers for the Grateful Dead. “We never thought that people would walk by and go, ‘The Last Record Store—you truly are, aren’t

you?’” Jayne says. “We never thought we’d be the last dudes standing.” For two decades, the Last Record Store was a focal point of Santa Rosa’s downtown scene, sandwiched between the Old Vic pub and popular magazine and periodicals purveyor Sawyer’s News. After 20 years on Fourth Street, the Last Record Store moved to its current location at 1899 Mendocino Ave., next door to Community Market, in 2003. Despite several lean years during the early 21st century’s digital revolution, the store has seen an uptick in business, especially in new and used vinyl sales, that matches the national trends. “Our business really suffered for a couple years, but finally people started buying stuff again,” Jayne says. “It’s been pretty good for the last 15 years, really, and the thing with vinyl [sales] is just nuts. I have no real answer for that.” Jayne may not claim to have answers, but he has a perfect analogy. “There’s a bit of what I would call the PBR angle. It’s cool to like a cheap beer, and people love coming into the record store and finding a cheap record,” Jayne says. “And we are also able to appeal to people who like the high-end stuff. We’re selling $30, 180-gram vinyl albums that are more like a fine wine. So we’re like a bar that sells to cheap drunks and to wine enthusiasts, musically. And we have people that come in all the time, multiple times a week, so there’s a collector angle to it. God bless those people.” Red Devil Records, 894 Fourth St., San Rafael. Monday–Friday, 11am–7pm; Saturday–Sunday, 11am–6pm. 415.457.8999.The Last Record Store, 1899-A Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Monday–Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 10am–6pm; Sunday, noon–5pm. 707.525.1963.

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Los Angeles rock outfit Allah-Las have built a massive fan base over the last 10 years with an array of jangly guitars and reverb-happy hooks that boast vintage garage and psychedelic rock done with refreshing revivalism. Late last year, the band did something few others can claim: they made a covers album that actually rules, exploring tunes by George Harrison and Television among others on Covers, Vol.1. See for yourself when Allah-Las headline a day of music presented by (((folkYEAH!))) and Parachute Days on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Point Reyes Station. 2–10pm. $40.



In the words of Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel, “This one goes to 11.” The 11th annual Petaluma Music Festival returns to the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds to rock out while raising funds for music programs in local schools. This year’s lineup is a who’s who of Bay Area rock, country, folk and other eclectic genres, featuring Railroad Earth, the Brothers Comatose, Melvin Seals, the Sam Chase, Danny Click, Rainbow Girls, Mike Saliani and others. The fest also boasts a silent auction, guitar raffle and more on Saturday, Aug. 4, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. 11:30am. $20–$55 and up; kids 12 and under free with adult.

Composer Carlos Henrique Pereira will always be Brazilian—having been raised in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil—but musically he’s also been shaped by living in Northern California’s wine country the past five years, where his new album, There and Here, was written and produced. Mixing the muses provided by both landscapes, the gu itarist and pianist offers a blend of classical, Latin and jazzy rhythms when he performs with a trio featuring bassist Tyler Harlow and drummer Lorca Hart on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $15–$33. 707.880.2300.

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While parents sip cappuccino at Fox & Kit, kids have the run of a high-design play space.


Tree House and Cafe Fox & Kit elevates child’s play By Flora Tsapovsky


or parents of toddlers, everyday reality can sometimes seem stripped of aesthetic pleasures. Bluntly colorful playgrounds and strikingly color-blocked Gymborees are the norm, while upscale coffee shops and other adult zones contain little to entertain easily bored offspring. Leave it to a Scandinavian-Japanese husband-and-wife duo to break the mold with a new space that singlehandedly pleases the design-

loving mom, the carbs-craving dad and the adventure-seeking child. Fox & Kit, the new coffee-shopmeets-playground in downtown San Rafael, opened last month and has quickly become a local favorite. The space greets the visitor with a plush green sofa, brass accents and white marble. The neatly arranged fashion magazines on the communal tables disclose nothing of the cafe’s second goal, which is to provide a plush play space for kids. But behind glass

doors, another universe reveals itself: fake grass meadows, soft mountains, felt rocks, wood fortresses and endless nooks and hills for rolling, jumping and safely tumbling await young children. On a recent visit, a birthday party of six-year-olds, dressed in princess gowns provided by the cafe, injected the carefully planned space with happy chaos. As they were watched by a team of teenage aids, parents sipped matcha lattes

and nibbled on buttery kouignamann pastries. “When our son, who is now eight, was little, we wanted a place that he was happy going to and that we were equally happy going to,” says Devin Westberg, co-owner of Fox & Kit with his wife, Kyoko. “Since great coffee shops and coffeehouses are some of our favorite places to go, it only made sense to create a coffeehouse with a playground.” Before opening Fox & Kit, the duo operated a small interior-design firm, specializing in renovations, vacation homes and real estate staging. Devin Westberg is of Swedish and Norwegian descent and grew up in Healdsburg. Kyoko grew up in Japan and Canada. The two brought their tastes and design sensibilities to the table to create the business. Westberg has divided the large play area into three spaces. “The fox den was inspired by a Verner Panton, a Danish architect from the ’60s,” he says, referring to the low, mysteriously lit cave carved into a hill. “He created otherworldly spaces and, in particular, large furniture pieces that slide together to create funky psychedelic cavelike structures to lounge in.” Westberg says the tree-house tower and “maze wall,” complete with costume room and reading nook, were inspired by “nature, different art museums around the world, growing up building forts and tree houses, as well as heavy influences from Japanese and Scandinavian modern design, which reflects both of our heritages.” The couple used natural materials and traditional carpentry throughout. “The fox den was the most intense,” Westberg says, “as it required a huge CNC machine to cut out over 60 wooden ribs and splitting them, to make up a giant wooden puzzle that had to be carefully organized, routed and sanded, and fit together in a precise order.” Chances are, the kids who’ll excitedly roam the space and slide down the hills and ropes, for $15 an hour, won’t care about the details. The parents, busy documenting the welcoming cafe on social media and catching up on adult news, might not dwell on them either. But nevertheless, Fox & Kit is destined to be a magnet for Marin County families. Fox and Kit, 1031 C St., San Rafael. 415.991.5061.



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who just enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, this outfit’s future is bright.



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Prized Music ‘Pac Sun’ readers name their favorite bands, and more By Charlie Swanson


ur annual NorBay Music Awards online readers’ ballot received its biggest turnout ever, and this year’s winners include a lot of new faces among the North Bay’s favorite bands, venues, promoters, DJs and more. The 2018 NorBay Music Award winners are:

AMERICANA Sean Carscadden Sonoma songwriter (pictured) effortlessly blends funk and blues into his electric and eclectic sound. ACOUSTIC Bloomfield Bluegrass Band While the band is only a year old, its members have been active in the Northern California bluegrass scene for decades. BloomfieldBB. BLUES The Dylan Black Project Soulful band remains a fixture at community concerts

and gets the crowds moving. COUNTRY Third Rail Sonoma County outfit plays a hearty mix of contemporary country staples with splashes of R&B and classic rock. ELECTRONICA Eki Shola Soloist dazzles North Bay audiences with her worldly influenced synthesizer melodies and jazzy vocal harmonies. FOLK Fly by Train Penngrove’s folky five-piece band can ride the rails with the best of them with a self-described railroad-roots sound. HIP-HOP Pure Powers Independent Santa Rosa rapper continues to impress with his new LP, Year of the Peacock. INDIE Justin Schaefers & the Blind Barbers With a frontman

ROCK Two Lions Band Geyserville guitarist and vocalist Mitchel Slade leads the four-piece, displaying a wide range of rock music. SINGER-SONGWRITER Dave Hamilton Veteran songwriter is a folk and Americana master. LIVE DJ DJ Cal Sonoma DJ is a favorite of the North Bay nightlife and spins a dance party mix of EDM and hip-hop. RADIO DJ Brian Griffith (KRCB) Start your mornings with music from Griffith’s weekday show airing 9am to noon on KRCB 91.1-FM. VENUE Sonoma Speakeasy Intimate music hall offers live music six nights a week just off the Sonoma Plaza. OPEN MIC Tuesday Open Mic at Brew The coffee and beer house’s weekly open mic is inviting and often surprising. PROMOTER Jake Ward The North Bay Cabaret’s master of ceremonies is everything that’s awesome about the region’s music and arts scene. jakewardpresents. MUSIC FESTIVAL Railroad Square Music Festival Outdoor event in the heart of Santa Rosa is summertime must for music lovers.



I Spy . . .

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. . . a forgettable spy comedy By Richard von Busack


ith the Honoré de Balzac/ball-sack joke that includes an actual ball sack dangled on the camera, and with one poop joke every 10 minutes, the script of The Spy Who Dumped Me has certain tonal problems. Director and co-scriptwriter Susanna Fogel uses unusually harsh violence and crudeness that seems to be a reach-out to the male audience who might not go see a female buddy movie. It’s like the diarrhea sequence in Bridesmaids, material insisted on by the male producers. Audrey (Mila Kunas) is ditched via text by her boyfriend, Drew, right before her birthday. Her BFF, would-be actress Morgan (Kate McKinnon), coaxes Audrey into having a bonfire of the possessions Drew left behind— everything from his used underwear to his second-place fantasy football league trophy, the film’s MacGuffin. Audrey’s hostile texts bring Drew (Justin Theroux) back to L.A. from the field, where he’d been chased by assassins. Gunmen catch up with him, and at Drew’s dying request, Audrey and Morgan drop everything and take the trophy from LAX to Vienna, with some interference by the MI6 agent Sebastian (male-modelish

Sam Heughan) and his complaining partner (Hasan Minhaj). McKinnon’s great work on SNL doesn’t spare her from having to search for a way to play Morgan. She has keen off-kilter lines every now and then, like her story of how she’d failed an audition playing a Ukrainian farmer in a Geico ad because “I was too authentic.” McKinnon’s quite a weirdette, executing a big Three Musketeers–style bow complete with a whirl of her hand. When she goes for a disguise, she picks a very bad one—a Cockney taxi driver. As for Kunis, of the heavy eyelids and heavier scowl—she’s a little much. Gowned up for the final, glamorous part of the assignment, she looks formidable, but Kunis is not an actress who seems patient enough or light enough for comedy. The Spy Who Dumped Me isn’t aiming for depth, but there are one too many room-clearing fight scenes, like the one in Vienna where someone gets his face pushed into a boiling cauldron of soup. Compared to 2015’s Spy, which did such a sterling job of satirizing the newer Bonds, this comedy plays as if there were too many cooks, and other times like there wasn’t enough cooking. ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ is playing in wide release in the North Bay.

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• New Movies This Week Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13)

By Matthew Stafford

Friday, August 3–Thursday, August 9 BlacKkKlansman (2:15) Rollicking Spike Lee comedy tells the true story of a black Colorado cop who infiltrated the local chapter of the KKK; Topher Grace co-stars as David Duke. Blindspotting (1:35) Stylish and energetic human dramedy about two locals dealing with race, class and crime in a rapidly gentrifying Oakland. Boundaries (1:44) Pot dealer Christopher Plummer sets off on a road trip with conventional daughter Vera Farmiga, reconnecting with old friends and secretly selling his cache at every pit stop. The Catcher Was a Spy (1:38) True tale of renaissance man Moe Berg, the erudite, multilingual major league catcher who spied for the OSS during WWII; Paul Rudd stars. Christopher Robin (1:44) When the fun-loving little boy of A. A. Milne’s stories grows up to be just another cranky adult, it’s up to Pooh, Eeyore and the rest of the gang to save his youthful spirit. Dark Money (1:38) Eye-opening documentary about the heroic fight the state of Montana has been waging against corporate donations to political candidates since the Citizens United decision of 2010. The Darkest Minds (1:45) A group of mysteriously super-powerful teenagers escape from a government lockup and resist the evil grownups who just don’t understand them. Death of a Nation (1:49) Ultra-conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza cooks up an alt-doc tracing the Democratic Party back to its slave-owning days and offering up Donald Trump as a modern-day Lincoln. Dreamgirls (2:10) Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Beyoncé star in Bill Condon’s movie version of the hit Broadway musical about an up-and-coming girl group. Eighth Grade (1:34) Coming-of-age comedy focuses on a supposedly unremarkable 13-year-old girl as she navigates the fraught final week of middle school. The Emoji Movie (1:26) A smartphone’s hyper-emotional emoji yearns to have only one facial expression like everyone else; Sofia Vergara and Patrick Stewart vocalize. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (1:53) Joaquin Phoenix stars as John Callahan, the real-life envelope-pushing paraplegic cartoonist; Gus Van Sant directs. Hearts Beat Loud (1:37) Sweet-natured musical about an aging hipster who bonds with his teenage daughter when they start an indie rock band. Jason Mraz: Have It All (1:30) Documentary features the pop-rock singersongwriter playing tunes from his latest album and celebrating the joys of creative expression. Leave No Trace (1:48) Poignant tale of a father and daughter’s idyllic life in the Oregon wilds and the encroaching urban Zeitgeist that threatens it.

Love, Cecil (1:39) Documentary examines the life and work of photographer, writer, painter and set designer Cecil Beaton through archival footage and diary excerpts read by Rupert Everett. McQueen (1:51) Striking documentary portrait of Alexander McQueen, the tortured, controversial fashion designer who took his own life at age 40. The Meg (1:54) This time Jason Statham takes on a prehistoric 75-foot shark that’s holding a crew of oceanographers hostage! Mountain (1:14) Panoramic documentary celebrates the world’s most awesome alps and the climbers who scale their deathdefying heights. Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey (1:25) Documentary look at Rancho Olompali, a late-’60s north Marin hippie commune presided over by businessman-turneddropout Don McCoy; Peter Coyote narrates. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (1:36) Wim Wenders’ affectionate portrait of the plainspoken pontiff highlights his concerns about wealth inequality, environmental issues and social justice. The Reluctant Radical (1:17) Documentary follows environmental activist Ken Ward during a year of (occasionally illegal) direct actions against climate-changing malfeasances. The Rider (1:43) Neorealist modern Western about an Oglala Lakota Sioux rodeo rider and his family and friends features nonprofessional actors and the epic setting of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Sailor Moon SuperS (1:15) Hiroki Shibata anime in which a troupe of senshi brave a black hole to rescue a maiden from permanent dream-filled sleep. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival The 38th annual fest celebrates the best in Jewishthemed documentaries, comedies, dramas and thrillers. Visit for info and schedule. Segantini: Back to Nature (1:20) Filippo Timi stars as the 19th-century Italian painter famed for his simple, instinctual evocations of the natural world. Slender Man (1:45) The local legend of a tall, skinny serial killer inspires a group of teenagers to debunk the myth—then one of them goes missing. Sorry to Bother You (1:45) Boots Riley absurdist fantasy satire about an Oakland telemarketer striving his way through a netherworld of big-tech billionaires and anti-Zeitgeist revolutionaries. The Spy Who Dumped Me (1:57) Action comedy stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two innocents thrust into international intrigue by a connected ex; Gillian Anderson co-stars. Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (1:24) The satirical kids’ TV cartoon series hits the big screen with its brash, goofy humor intact, musical numbers and all.

Northgate: Fri-Tue 10, 1, 4, 6:55, 9:55 Regency: Sun, Wed 2, 7 Regency: Thu 7 Sequoia: Thu 7 Blindspotting (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 9:55; Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:30 Lark: Fri 12:10; Sun 8:30; Tue 6:45; Wed 10:20 • Boundaries (R) The Catcher Was a Spy (R) Lark: Mon 2:10; Tue 4:40 Fairfax: Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15 Larkspur Landing: • Christopher Robin (PG) Fri, Mon-Wed 6:50, 9:20; Sat-Sun 11, 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:20 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11, 12:15, 1:35, 3, 4:15, 5:40, 7, 8:20, 9:45 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15; Sun-Wed 12:30, 3:45, 6:30 The Darkest Minds (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 9; Sat-Sun 11, 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:20, 2, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 Dark Money (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sun 1; Mon-Wed 3:45, 8:30; Thu 3:45 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:05, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:20 • Death of a Nation (PG-13) Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (R) Rafael: 5:45 daily Lark: Sat 7:30 (includes a concert of live gospel music by Tony • Dreamgirls (PG-13) Saunders, Rusty Watson and The Traveling Love Center Choir) Eighth Grade (R) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Regency: FriSat 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Sun-Thu 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:30; Sun-Wed 12, 2:30, 4:45, 7 Sequoia: Fri 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Sat 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Sun 2, 4:40, 7:20; Mon, Wed-Thu 4:40, 7:20 Northgate: Tue 10am • The Emoji Movie (PG) First Reformed (R) Lark: Mon 10:20am; Thu 4:45 Lark: Fri 10:20am; Sun 3; Mon 4:10; Wed 2:30 • The Gardener (Not Rated) Hearts Beat Loud (PG-13) Lark: Sun 4:50; Mon 8:15; Thu 10:20am Hermitage Revealed (Not Rated) Lark: Sun 1 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:55, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35 Incredibles 2 (PG) Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:10, 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Regency: Tue 7 • Jason Mraz: Have It All (PG) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:25, 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:25 Lark: Fri 2:15; Sat 10:30am; Tue 12:40; Wed 8:15 • The King (Not Rated) Leave No Trace (PG) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15; Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40 Rafael: Mon-Wed 6 • Love, Cecil (PG) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:30, 10:10; Sat-Sun 11:15, 2, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:40, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30 Sequoia: Fri 4:20, 7, 9:40; Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40; Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7; Mon, Wed 4:20, 7; Thu 4:20 Regency: Fri-Sat 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40; Sun-Thu 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7 • McQueen (Not Rated) Northgate: Thu 7, 9:50; 3D showtime at 8:25 • The Meg (PG-13) Rowland: Thu 7, 9:50 Mission: Impossible—Fallout (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 12, 3:25, 6:40, 9:55 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:10, 12:20, 2:40, 3:45, 6:20, 7:20, 9:40, 10:35; 3D showtimes at 10, 1:30, 5, 8:30 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 9:45; SunWed 12:15, 3:30, 6:45 Mountain (Not Rated Lark: Fri 6:40; Sun 6:50; Mon 12:30; Wed 4:20; Thu 9 • Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey (Not Rated) Rafael: Thu 7 (filmmakers and narrator Peter Coyote in person) • Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Not Rated) Lark: Fri 4:30; Sun 10:45am; Tue 2:45; Wed 12:30 RBG (PG) Rafael: 3:30, 8 daily Lark: Thu 7 • The Reluctant Radical (Not Rated) The Rider (R) Lark: Mon 6; Tue 8:50; Thu 12:15 Regency: Sat 12:55; Mon 7 • Sailor Moon SuperS (PG) • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Rafael; call (415) 621-0523 or visit for schedule • Segantini: Back to Nature (Not Rated) Lark: Wed 6:15 Northgate: Thu 7, 9:30 Rowland: Thu 7, 9:40 • Slender Man (PG-13) Sorry to Bother You (R) Regency: Fri 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10; Sat 4:30, 7:20, 10;

• The Big Lebowski (R) • BlacKkKlansman (R)

The Spy Who Dumped Me (R)

Sun, Wed 11:10; Mon, Tue, Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:30

Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:20, 10:05; Sat-Sun 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:45, 1:45, 4:55,

7:45, 10:35 Fairfax: Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:55, 9:10 Northgate: FriTue 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25 Three Identical Strangers (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10; Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45 Whitney (R)Lark: Fri 8:30; Sat 12:45; Tue 7; Thu 2:20 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (PG)

Because there were too many movies playing this week to list, we have omitted some of the movie summaries and times for those that have been playing for multiple weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm. CinéArts Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 388-1190 Century Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 924-6506 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, 491-1314 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon, 435-1251 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda, 479-6496 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato, 898-3385



92 John Bambery is great as pointillist pioneer Georges Seurat.


Sunday’s Best ‘Sunday in the Park’ is mostly good summer entertainment By Charles Brousse


an Francisco Playhouse is celebrating summer with Sunday in the Park with George. In the mid to late 1880s, as the impressionist movement was beginning to wane among French painters, young Georges Seurat and his friend Paul Signac began to experiment with a new technique based on the idea that the eye would convert bunched dots into images more faithfully than conventional brush strokes. The “pointillist” approach didn’t find favor and Seurat was unable to sell any of his 12 known major paintings before his death in 1891 at the age of 31. Among those originally scorned canvases, the one that today is considered a true masterpiece is a lively beach scene, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. A century later, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine explored Seurat’s creative process and the effect it had on his personal relationships. Their effort—which invokes the spirit of pointillism in Sondheim’s up-tempo score—has had a similar trajectory as

their subject: revered by some, largely ignored by mainstream American musical theater. Briefly put, the main problem is the undramatic, if fascinating, discussions between the painter and his mistress over their divergent personal priorities. Seurat (John Bambery) is driven by his art; Dot (Nanci Zoppi), his lover and favorite model, longs to be treated as a human being with needs of her own, rather than just an accessory. To overcome the thin storyline, any production of Sunday needs to excel in its visual, acting and musical elements. In this respect, the current playhouse production doesn’t disappoint. Bambery and Zoppi head an excellent cast of singer-actors who make the most of Sondheim’s intricate songs. For summer entertainment, Sunday in the Park might be just the ticket. After 28 years of reviewing, I’m putting down the pen. Happy theater-going. ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ runs through Sept. 8 at the San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post St., San Francisco. 415.677.9596.


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The Gravensteins are ripening, and that means Sebastopol’s annual Gravenstein Apple Fair is not far away. In fact, it’s Aug. 11–12.


Time of Plenty

Delicious happenings around the North Bay By Tanya Henry


ith stone fruit, melons and ears of corn filling up market stalls and produce sections, there is no doubt it’s summertime in the North Bay. Here are a few ways to take full advantage of the luscious tastes of the season and beyond. For those old enough to remember some favorite restaurants in San Francisco during the dotcom bubble, Gordon’s House of Fine Eats in the SoMa/Mission neighborhood (previously referred to as the “Multimedia Gulch”) tops many a list. Though it’s long gone and founder Gordon Drysdale has moved

on to Pizza Antica, Sweetwater and Scoma’s, he will be sharing his considerable talents with lucky guests in the Key Room on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 6:30pm. Check out the menu he has planned: spicy, chilled beet soup with lemongrass, red curry and coconut cream; hot-smoked New Zealand– farmed king salmon with nectarines, crispy polenta, caramelized onions and aged balsamic; and warm bread and butter pudding, with white chocolate crème anglaise and crispy macadamia nuts. The cost is $60. Learn more here: www. freshstartscookingschool.

For apple lovers, there are a couple of opportunities in the North Bay that show off the versatility of this beloved fruit. At Apple Garden Farm in Tomales,the only producer of hard cider in Marin County, owners Jan and Louis Lee conduct weekend tours of their apple orchard followed by an organic hard-cider tasting. The cost is $5 per couple. Admission costs are waived if cider is purchased. Visit for more information. Once known as the Gravenstein Apple Capital of the World, Sebastopol still celebrates its famous heirloom apples. Now in its 45th year, the Gravenstein Apple

Fair, running Aug. 11–12 at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol, offers a weekend of live music, local food, wine and cider. Check it out at For food-loving out-of-town guests, take them on a Flavors of West Marin Tour, where everything from oysters, cheese, bread and mead are on full display. Tours are available Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 3:30pm. The cost is $195 per person. Learn more at Another quintessential Marin summer excursion before the fog begins to roll in includes lunch or dinner at Sausalito’s Bar Bocce. Snag an outdoor table, get in line for a bocce ball court and order a crisp glass of rosé. Sourdough crust pizzas, seating a stone’s throw from the water’s edge and a chill Sausalito vibe make this one of Marin’s very best. Check it out at Y

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Men of Worth Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher come together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. Aug 5, 7:30pm. $25-$30. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920. Petaluma Music Festival Eleventh annual benefit for music programs in local schools features Railroad Earth, the Brothers Comatose, Melvin Seals & JGB, Royal Jelly Jive and many others. Aug 4, 11:30am. $20-$55 and up; kids 12 and under free. Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. Sonoma County Blues Festival Sonoma County Fair hosts the festival, featuring Joe Louis Walker, Carolyn Wonderland and Grady Champion. Aug 4, 5pm. Free with fair admission; $39 reserved seats. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4200.

MARIN Allah-Las Local promoters (((folkYEAH!))) and Parachute Days present the Los Angeles psychedelic garage rock band with openers FD & the Wizards of the West, Paint, Tim Hill and more. Aug 4, 2pm. $40. Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Pt Reyes Station. Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra Santa Cruz folk-roots outfit performs an intimate show as part of O’Reilly’s summer-long songwriting residency on Mt Tam. Aug 4, 9pm. $15-$19. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott One of country and folk music’s favorite icons plays a special seated show with opener Evie Ladin. Aug 3, 8pm. $25-$35. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

NAPA Carlos Henrique Pereira Award-winning composer’s new album, “There and Here,” pulls inspiration from his Brazilian roots and his current home in Northern California’s wine country. Aug 8, 7pm. $15-$33. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300. Music in the Vineyards Month-long, nationally acclaimed chamber music festival showcases the finest classical musicians in the picturesque settings of Napa’s wineries and venues. Aug 3-26. Napa Valley, various locations, Napa.

Surf/garage-rock darlings the Allah-Las headline a show at Love Field Aug. 4. FD & the Wizards of the West and others open the show. Robert Cray Acclaimed blues, soul and R&B veteran performs music from his four decades in the business, including last year’s “Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm” album. Aug 4, 8pm. $45$75. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

HopMonk Novato Aug 4-5, John Doe Folk Trio. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Clubs & Venues

Marin Country Mart Aug 3, 6pm, Friday Night Jazz with Greg Sankovich & Times 4. Aug 5, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Rich Armstrong. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

Community Acupuncture Marin Aug 4, drum circle with Sahar. 7075 Redwood Blvd, Ste H, Novato. 415.250.4009. Fenix Aug 2, Larry Vann & the House Band. Aug 3, Jose Neto & the Neto Band. Aug 4, the Pulsators. Aug 5, Diamond Jazz. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600. Gabrielson Park Aug 3, 6:30pm, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood. Anchor St, Sausalito. 415.289.4152.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Aug 1, Jerry Garcia birthday tribute show with the Grateful Bluegrass Boys. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Mill Valley Depot Plaza Aug 5, 3pm, Chloe Jean and Meels. 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.1370. 19 Broadway Nightclub Aug 1, Jerry Garcia birthday bash with Wound Up Rooster & Half Step. Aug 2, Chris James & the Showdowns. Aug 3, First Fridays Reggae Night with Broken Silence Sound System. Aug 4, Girls Night Out: The Show. Aug 5, Elvis Johnson’s blues jam. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Osher Marin JCC Aug 4, Summer Nights Festival with Pacific Mambo Orchestra. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000. Panama Hotel Restaurant Aug 1, Rusty String Express. Aug 2, Robert M Powell. Aug 7, Swing Fever. Aug 8, Amanda Denny. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Peri’s Silver Dollar Aug 2, the Bad Thoughts. Aug 3, Swoop Unit. Aug 4, Afroholix. Aug 5, Matt Bolton. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Piccolo Pavilion Aug 5, 5pm, the Jones Gang with Sean Allen. Redwood and Corte Madera avenues, Corte Madera. 415.302.1160. Rancho Nicasio Aug 4, King James featuring Dallis Craft and Tommy Rox. Aug 5, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express with Matt Jaffe. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.


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culture of the Philippines. Reception, Aug 30 at 5pm. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3251. Art Works Downtown Through Aug 4, “Energy Uncovered,” paintings and sculpture from Nini Lion displays in the Founders’ Gallery, while Rosario Sapienza shows work in the Underground Gallery, Jenny Snodgrass exhibits in the Donors’ Gallery and “Storytelling” continues in the 1337 Gallery. Reception, Jul 13 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119. Bolinas Museum Through Aug 12, “Devine Gardens,” Mayumi Oda and the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center is featured in the main gallery, with Linda Connor’s “In the Himalayas” photography and Patricia Yenawine’s “Fired Up!” ceramics. Reception, Jun 16 at 2pm. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330. Book Passage Through Nov 30, “Tom Killion Residency,” acclaimed Marin artist returns to Book Passage’s gallery for a year-long exhibition of his original prints and handcrafted books. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. Daily, 9am to 9pm. 415.927.0960.

The Corte Madera Library offers a free lecture on growing your own strawberries and blueberries Aug. 6. San Domenico School Aug 5, 2pm, Champagne Gala with SF Opera’s Adler Fellows. 1500 Butterfield Rd, San Anselmo. 415.258.1900. Sausalito Seahorse Aug 3, Blonde Toledo. Aug 4, Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World. Aug 5, Julio Bravo & Orquestra Salsabor. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Aug 2, Erica Sunshine Lee. Aug 3, Evan Lanam & the Live Oaks. Aug 4, Marmalakes. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311. Station House Cafe Aug 5, 5pm, Jon Otis. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515. Sweetwater Music Hall Aug 2, Junior Brown with the Easy Leaves. Aug 3, the Stone Foxes with Go by Ocean. Aug 5, 5pm, Music City Legends concert with the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Aug 8, Barry Zito. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Tam Valley Community Center Aug 3, Lumanation. 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.6393. The Tavern on Fourth Aug 3, ColdSol. Aug 4, Wiley's Coyotes. 711 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.4044. Terrapin Crossroads Aug 1, Jerry Garcia birthday celebration with China Cats and Stu Allen & Reflections. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. Town Center Corte Madera Aug 5, 12pm, Hubert Emerson & the

GroWiser Band. 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.2961.

Art Openings Corte Madera Library Aug 4-Sep 13, “Birds & Farm Friends,” exhibit of pastel landscape works by local artist Donna Solin. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Aug 2-23, “Bay Area Women Artists,” tenth annual show is juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray. Reception, Aug 7 at 4pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331. Robert Allen Fine Art Aug 2-Sep 28, “Donaldson, Findlay, Maxon,” group exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas features Amy Donaldson, Beatrice Findlay and John Maxon. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800.

Gallery Route One Through Aug 12, “Tell Tale,” members’ show offers an invitation to visit private worlds of imagination from 26 artists. Reception, Jul 7 at 2:30pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347. Headlands Center for the Arts Through Aug 23, “Gala Porras-Kim: Trials in Ancient Technologies,”Los Angeles-based artist investigates ancient methodologies of decay and documentation. Reception, Jul 15 at 4pm. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. Sun-Fri, noon to 4. 415.331.2787. The Image Flow Through Sep 7, “Process Photography Exhibition,” juried exhibition features 37 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes. Reception, Jul 14 at 7pm. 401 Miller Ave, Ste A, Mill Valley. 415.388.3569. Marin Community Foundation Through Sep 20, “Human...Nature: A Guy Colwell Retrospect,” exhibition spans the artist’s figurative social surrealism from the 1970s to current day. Reception, May 30 at 6pm. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Dance Marin Center Showcase Theatre Aug 4, 1 and 5pm, Marin Dance Theatre’s Summerfest, includes new works performed by participants from the theatre’s “Summerdance” program. $28-$35. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael 415.499.6800.

Events Nostalgia Days Twenty-second annual classic-car show and cruise featuring hundreds of vintage autos is fun for the whole family. Aug 3-4. Downtown Novato, Grant Ave, Novato, Summer Social Media Mixer Gathering mixer features video clips and live music from Sergei Chelakov. Aug 8, 7pm. Free. Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A St, San Rafael. 415.721.0636.

Field Trips Sunset Hike & Dine Great views and complimentary wine make for a memorable evening hike before dinner. Space is limited, RSVP required. Aug 4, 5:30pm. $20 plus dinner. Pelican Inn, 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach. 415.331.0100.

Film The Incredibles Mill Valley’s Movies in the Park series welcomes families to watch films in the park’s redwood grove. Aug 3, 6pm. Free. Old Mill Park, Throckmorton and Cascade, Mill Valley, Rockin’ at the Lark Don’t miss a screening of the experimental film “Bjork: Biophilia.” Aug 2, 7:30pm. $10-$18. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival More than a dozen films from the 37th annual festival screen in the North Bay. Aug 3-5. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. Sea to Shining Sea Two veteran skateboarding buddies take a cross-country trip in this documentary and feature film hybrid, with director Maximon Monihan on hand for Q&A. Aug 1, 7:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Throckmorton Theatre Aug 1-31, “Revelations,” sparked by current events, Marie Bergstedt’s latest works display in the Throckmorton main gallery, with Braeda Horan’s “The Beauty That Surrounds Us” showing in the crescendo gallery. Reception, Aug 7 at 5pm. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Tiburon Town Hall Through Aug 30, “Celebrating Life,” featuring works by members of Marin Society of Artists. Reception, July 8 at 5pm. 1505 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon.


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Tuesday Night Live See standup stars like Quinn Dayle, Tony Camin, Paco Romane and others. Aug 7, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Farm-to-Table Experience at Slide Ranch Enjoy a delicious four-course meal served by chef Gabriel Powers, with an optional “glamping” experience available. Aug 4, 4pm. $85. Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach. 415.381.6155.

Alemany Library Gallery Through Sep 15, “Remythologizing Filipino Archetypes,” group exhibit examines the

For Kids Summer Wednesdays for Kids Afternoon music for kids includes lemonade and cookies. Wed, Aug 1, 2:30pm. Free admission. Morning story time for kids includes lemonade and cookies. Wed, Aug 8, 11am. Bon Air Center, 302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae,

Lectures Contemporary Classics Former book editor Patricia Holt leads a book discussion group on “Norwegian by Night” by Derek B Miller. Aug 8, 6:30pm. $20. Point Reyes Books, 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1542. Growing Strawberries & Blueberries Learn the best strawberry and blueberry plant varieties to grow, as well as light, soil, water and fertilizer requirements. Aug 6, 7pm. Free. Corte Madera Library. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444.

Ingram. Aug 6, 7pm, “What the Traveler Said” with Larry Habegger. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960. Book Passage By-the-Bay Aug 4, 4pm, “No Complaints” with Cianna Stewart. 100 Bay St, Sausalito 415.339.1300

Point Reyes Books Aug 7, 7pm, “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” with Elizabeth Rush. 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station 415.663.1542.


Theater Broadway Under the Stars Transcendence Theatre Company’s summerlong series of performances continues with “Shall We Dance,” featuring music from Broadway and beyond in an incredible showcase. Aug 3-19. $45 and up. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216. Hairspray Tony Award-winning musical is presented by the Throckmorton Youth Performers. Aug 3-12. $15-$35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Meditation at Whistlestop Learn how to lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and restore healthy sleep patterns. Thurs, 3:30pm. $5. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bring blankets, chairs and picnic goodies and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars, featuring members of the Raven Players. Through Aug 11. $10-$25. Seghesio Family Vineyards, 700 Grove St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3579.

Tai Chi Class David Mac Lam teaches classic Yang-style and Taoist-style meditation. Mon, 11am. $8-$10. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062. The Universe Story as a Modern Myth Get a physicist’s perspective on realities very distant from ordinary human experience. Aug 7, 7pm. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness.

Readings Book Passage Aug 1, 7pm, “Killing It” with Camas Davis. Aug 2, 7pm, “A Double Life” with Flynn Berry. Aug 4, 1pm, “Transformational NLP: A New Psychology” with Carl Buchheit. Aug 5, 4pm, “Freedom Child” with Chandra

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change The classic comic musical revue about relationships gets an update and features four actors playing multiple roles. Aug 2-19. $10-$35. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Senior Circle Share the challenges of aging in a safe and supportive environment in partnership with the Center for Attitudinal Healing. Wed, 10am. Free. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.


Heidrun Meadery Aug 5, 3pm, “Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees” with Thor Hanson. 11925 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.9122.

Marin Villages Informational Meeting Get details on the nonprofit organization that helps older adults remain independent, active and connected. Aug 6, 10:30am. Corte Madera Library. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444.

Pruning California Natives Learn from two master gardeners. Aug 4, 10am. Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery, 1132 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.461.6771.


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The Savannah Sipping Society Ross Valley Players presents a laugh-a-minute comedy about four Southern women trying escape their day-to-day routines. Through Aug 12. $22-$27. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

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Pericles Marin Shakespeare Company presents the bard’s exciting adventure story full of comedy and romance. Through Aug 5. $10$38. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael.

Shakespeare in Love Fifth and final season of Shakespeare in the Cannery presents the romantic comedy based on the Academy Award-winning film. Through Aug 5. $30. Shakespeare in the Cannery, 3 West Third St, Santa Rosa.


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Slow Road San Rafael dips into cannabis By Stett Holbrook


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ountercultural roots notwithstanding, Marin County doesn’t permit any retail cannabis sales except for one grandfathered outpost in Fairfax. While San Rafael still prohibits retail sales and commercial cultivation, it has dipped its toe in the cannabis waters with a pilot program aimed at opening up the market, however slightly, for medical use. Recreational use is still a no-no, but the city may consider it at a later date. “We had to move from prohibition to trying something,” says Danielle O’Leary, director of economic development and innovation for the city. She characterized the city’s moves as “baby steps,” but once the state finalizes its regulations the city may explore more cannabis businesses. For now, it’s just medical cannabis. “We were just focused on what was right in front of us.” Under the pilot program, the city allows testing labs, medical infused product manufacturing, medical delivery and medical distribution. The window to apply for the licenses closed last month. The city received 30 applications for all categories except labs. “I’d like to create a thriving local ecosystem for cannabis entrepreneurs, small and craft,” says O’Leary, who came to San Rafael from her post in

economic development in Santa Rosa, a city that has gone further down the road with cannabis businesses. “We’ve really focused on trying to make this artisan and specialty, and that’s the goal for me.” One of the recipients of new licenses is Monica Gray, co-founder and COO of Nice Guys Delivery. “In Marin County, San Rafael has been the most progressive,” she says. “Compared to the rest of the county, San Rafael is diving in.” Gray’s company received merit-based licenses for delivery and distribution. In June San Rafael voters approved Measure G, levying an 8 percent tax on gross receipts for cannabis businesses. The city estimates tax revenue greater than $1 million with passage of the ballot measure. The tax on delivery is now at 4 percent and distribution at 1 percent, but those numbers could grow. Compared to bigger cities like Oakland, the taxes are low, Gray says. While Marin County voters supported Proposition 64 by more than 70 percent, the region is taking a slow and conservative approach to cannabis. “It’s not the people but the government officials that are nervous about it,” Gray says. If tax revenues exceed expectations, it will be interesting to see what San Rafael and other cities do going forward. Y

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018144916. The following individual(s) are doing business: LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT J. WILLIAMS, 135 TAMAL VISTA DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROBERT J. WILLIAMS, 135 TAMAL VISTA DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 5, 2018. (Publication Dates: July 11, 18, 25, August 1 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 144848. The following individual(s) are doing business: TRAVEL PARTNERS, 150 BELLAM BLVD SUITE 200, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: HOLLY CLESS, 88 SCENIC, FAIRFAX, CA 94930, JUNGHEE FLORA, 9 MT. BURNEY CT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018144951. The following individual(s) are doing business: MILL VALLEY PHYSICAL THERAPY, MILL VALLEY PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS REHABILITATION, 619 E. BLITHEDALE AVENUE, BLDG. B, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MVJBP PHYSICAL THERAPY CORPORATION, 6413 GWIN COURT, OAKLAND, CA 94611. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 5, 2018. (Publication Dates: July 18, 25, August 1, 8 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018145016. The following individual(s) are doing business: GHOST IN THE NIGHT, 135 THIRD STREET, SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: 689

CELLARS, LP, 135 THIRD STREET, SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JuLY 19, 2018. (Publication Dates: July 25, August 1, 8, 15 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018144902. The following individual(s) are doing business: NATURAL BORN HEALER, 58 BROADVIEW DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KARIM MOHSEN, 58 BROADVIEW DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 29, 2018. (Publication Dates: July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018144906. The following individual(s) are doing business: INTERIM HEALTHCARE, 185 N. REDWOOD DRIVE STE

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PublicNotices 120, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CJH, LLC, 185 N. REDWOOD DRIVE STE. 120, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 2, 2018. (Publication Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 145040. The following individual(s) are doing business: MCMILLAN ASSOCIATES, 721 APPLEBERRY DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: LINDA MCMILLAN, TRUSTEE OF THE MCMILLAN LIVING TRUST, 721 APPLEBERRY DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A TRUST. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 24, 2018. (Publication Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018144965. The following individual(s) are doing business: WILLIAM TELL HOUSE, THE WILLIAM TELL HOUSE, 26955 STATE ROUTE 1, TOMALES, CA 94971: WILLIAM TELL RESTAURANT LLC, 531 53RD STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94609. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 13, 2018. (Publication Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 144953. The following individual(s) are doing business: LIVING YOUR AWESOME, 40 W. SEAVIEW AVE,

SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MEREDITH HERRENBRUCK, 40 W. SEAVIEW AVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 10, 2018. (Publication Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018)

OTHER NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CIV 1802150 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Petitioner (name of each): Laurinda Hampton has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Alexander Stephen Ocean Archacki to Proposed Name: Alexandr Ocean Hampton 2. 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 a. Date: 8/17/2018, Time: 9:00am, Dept: A, Room: A b. The address of the court is same as noted above; 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 3.a. 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 Pacific Sun, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin. DATED: JUN 21, 2018 Stephen

P. Freccero Judge of the Superior Court James M Kim Court Executive Clerk MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT By C Lucchesi, Deputy No. 854 (Publication Dates: July 18, 25, August 1, 8 of 2018) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CIV 1802529 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Petitioner (name of each): Jessica Eleanor Wall has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Jessica Eleanor Wall to Proposed Name: Emilia Alanna Herman 2. 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 a. Date: 9/4/2018, Time: 9:00am, Dept: A, Room: A. The address of the court is same as noted above; 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 3.a. 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 Pacific Sun, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin. DATED: JUL 19, 2018 Stephen P. Freccero Judge of the Superior Court James M Kim Court Executive Officer MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT By E Chais, Deputy ( July 25, August 1, 8, 15 of 2018) CASE NO.: 52-2018-DR-001508-FD In the Matter of the

Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption of Minor by Relatives, W. F. and M. F., Petitioners. NOTICE OF ACTION THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Kayla Marie Tobin, white female, born in California on October 19, 1990, who does reside or has resided in Marin County, CA. You are hereby notified that a petition under oath has been filed in the abovestyled court for the termination of your parental rights to, and the adoption by relatives of, the child J.G.F. (DOB: 04/15/2012) who was born in Sonoma County, California. You are hereby commanded to be and appear on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., before the Honorable Susan St. John, judge of the above-styled court, at the St. Petersburg Judicial Building, Room 312, 545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The Court has set aside fifteen (15) minutes for this hearing. UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE TO TIMELY FILE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND ADOPTION OF MINOR CHILD BY RELATIVES WITH THE COURT AND TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE OR ASSERT REGARDING THE MINOR CHILD. IF THE COURT FINDS THAT YOU ARE INDIGENT, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A COURTAPPOINTED ATTORNEY. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Pinellas County Human Rights Office, 315 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone: (727) 464-4880 (voice); or (727) 464-4062 (TDD line), or 711 for the hearing impaired. Contact should be initiated at least seven days before the scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is

less than seven days. The court does not provide transportation and cannot accommodate such requests. Persons with disabilities needing transportation to court should contact their local public transportation providers for information regarding transportation services. (Publication Dates: July 25, and August 1, 8, 15 of 2018) CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CIV 1802235 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Petitioner (name of each): Beatriz Julia Rodas Diaz has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Bryanna Nayeli Iraheta to Proposed Name: Bryanna Nayeli Rodas Diaz 2. 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 a. Date: 9/10/2018, Time: 9:00am, Dept: E, Room: E. The address of the court is same as noted above; 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 3.a. 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 Pacific Sun, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin. DATED: JUL 26, 2018 Paul M. Haakenson Judge of the Superior Court James M Kim Court Executive Officer MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT By E Chais, Deputy (August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CIV 1802535 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Petitioner (name of each): Yutaka Osumi and Emiko Eleanor Osumia has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Yutaka Osumi to Proposed Name: Jerry Yutaka Osumi. Present Name: Emiko Eleanor Osumi to Proposed Name: Eleanor Emiko Osumi 2. 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 a. Date: 9/5/2018, Time: 9:00am, Dept: B, Room: B. The address of the court is same as noted above; 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 3.a. 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 Pacific Sun, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin. DATED: JUL 19, 2018 Roy O. Chernus Judge of the Superior Court James M Kim Court Executive Officer MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT By E Chais, Deputy (August 1, 8, 15, 22 of 2018)

By Amy Alkon


I’m a 31-year-old guy who got really hurt after a relationship ended a few years back. Now I just don’t date women who I’ll ever really care about because I don’t ever want to feel how I felt when my previous relationship ended. My friends say I’m being a coward and missing out, but, hey, I’m not depressed over any chicks. I think I’m being smart in protecting myself. Maybe more people should take this approach.—Comfortably Numb


It’s possible that you’re way more emotionally sensitive than most people, to the point where a loss that others would eventually recover from hits you like a never-ending colonoscopy. Even if you are super-sensitive, avoiding the pain comes at a substantial price: living a gray goulash of a life, spending every day with some uninspiring somebody you don’t really care about. But consider that we evolved to be resilient—to heal from emotional injuries as we do physical ones. However, in order for you to do this and to see that you might actually be able to stand the pain of loss, you need to view resilience not as some mysterious emotional gift but as a practice. Resilience comes out of what clinical psychologist Salvatore R. Maddi calls “hardiness.” He writes that “hardiness . . . provides the courage and motivation to do the hard, strategic work of turning stressful circumstances from potential disasters into growth opportunities.” His research finds that hardiness is made up of three “interrelated attitudes,” which he calls the three c’s: commitment, control, and challenge. Commitment is the desire to engage with people and life instead of pulling away and isolating yourself. Control is the motivation to take action to improve your life “rather than sinking into passivity and powerlessness.” Challenge is the willingness to face the stress life throws at you and use it as a learning experience “rather than playing it safe by avoiding uncertainties and potential threats.” These attitudes might not come naturally to you. But you can choose to take them up, same as you might other “unnatural practices,” like monogamy and wearing deodorant. Understanding that there are steps you can take to recover from heartbreak might give you the courage to go for a woman you really love.


I’m a straight 36-year-old woman, and I recently lost a lot of weight. My doctor’s happy. My girlfriends think I look great. They’re all, “How’d you do it? You look like a model!” However, my male friends think I’m too skinny now. Is there a big difference in what the sexes consider a good body?—Slim


Though women assume that men think the ideal female body shape is modeliciously skinny, consider that construction workers rarely yell out, “Hey, Hot Stuff ! Great set of ribs!” In studies exploring men and women’s ideas of the ideal female body weight, women consistently “perceive men as being attracted to thinner female figures than is true in reality,” writes social psychologist Viren Swami. And it isn’t just North American men who like fleshier women. Swami ran a massive survey of 7,434 men and women in 26 countries across 10 world regions, and found that “men across all world regions except East Asia selected a significantly heavier figure as being most physically attractive compared to what women believed was most attractive to men.” Swami and his colleagues speculate that “women exposed to magazines marketed to women may form skewed perceptions of what body types are most appealing to men.” But don’t despair. Swami’s study and others measure the preferences of the “average” man. There is no such person. Or, as an epidemiologist friend of mine often reminds me, there are “individual differences,” meaning individuals’ preferences vary. In other words, there are men out there who will be seriously into a woman like you, a woman who can do amazing feats in the bedroom, like removing a pair of skinny jeans without calling 911 and asking for firemen to come over with the Jaws of Life. Copyright 2018 Amy Alkon. All rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email @amyalkon on Twitter. Weekly radio show,


For the week of August 1

ARIES (March 21–April 19) I predict that

August will be a Golden Age for you. That’s mostly very good. Golden opportunities will arise, and you’ll come into possession of lead that can be transmuted into gold. But it’s also important to be prudent about your dealings with gold. Consider the fable of the golden goose, whose owner grew impatient because it laid only one egg per day; he foolishly slaughtered his prize animal to get all the gold immediately. That didn’t work out well. Or consider the fact that to the ancient Aztecs, the word teocuitlatl referred to gold, even though its literal translation was “excrement of the gods.” Moral of the story: If handled with care and integrity, gold can be a blessing.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) Taurus

socialite Stephen Tennant (1906–1987) was such an interesting luminary that three major novelists created fictional characters modeled after him. As a boy, when he was asked what he’d like to be when he grew up, he replied, “I want to be a great beauty.” I’d love to hear those words spill out of your mouth, Taurus. What? You say you’re already all grown up? I doubt it. In my opinion, you’ve still got a lot of stretching and expansion and transformation to accomplish during the coming decades. So yes: I hope you can find it in your wild heart to proclaim, “When I grow up, I want to be a great beauty.” (P.S.: Your ability to become increasingly beautiful will be at a peak during the next 14 months.)

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) “Manage with bread and butter until God sends the honey,” advises a Moroccan proverb. Let’s analyze how this advice might apply to you. First thing I want to know is, have you been managing well with bread and butter? Have you refrained from whining about your simple provisions, resting content and grateful? If you haven’t, I doubt that any honey will arrive, ether from God or any other source. But if you have been celebrating your modest gifts, feeling free of greed and displeasure, then I expect at least some honey will show up soon. CANCER (June 21–July 22) Don’t worry your beautiful head about praying to the gods of luck and fate. I’ll take care of that for you. Your job is to propitiate the gods of fluid discipline and hard but smart work. To win the favor of these divine helpers, act on the assumption that you now have the power and the right to ask for more of their assistance than you have before. Proceed with the understanding that they are willing to provide you with the stamina, persistence and attention to detail you will need to accomplish your next breakthrough. LEO (July 23–August 22) “Sometimes, I feel

the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all.” A character named Julia says that in Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. I bring it to your attention as an inspiring irritant, as a prod to get you motivated. I hope it will mobilize you to rise up and refuse to allow your past and your future to press so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present. It’s a favorable time for you to fully claim the glory of being right here, right now.

VIRGO (August 23–September 22) I’m not an

ascetic who believes all our valuable lessons emerge from suffering. Nor am I a pop-nihilist who sneers at pretty flowers, smiling children and sunny days. On the contrary: I’m devoted to the hypothesis that life is usually at least 51 percent wonderful. But I dance the rain dance when there’s an emotional drought in my personal life, and I dance the pain dance when it’s time to deal with difficulties I’ve ignored. How about you, Virgo? I suspect that now is one of those times when you need to have compassionate heart-to-heart conversations with your fears, struggles and aches.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) Do

you absolutely need orchids, sweet elixirs, dark chocolate, alluring new music, dances on soft grass, sensual massages, nine hours of sleep per night and

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a steady stream of soulful conversations? No. Not really. In the coming days, life will be a good ride for you even if you fail to procure those indulgences. But here are further questions and answers: Do you deserve the orchids, elixirs and the rest? My answer is yes, definitely. And would the arrival of these delights spur you to come up with imaginative solutions to your top two riddles? I’m pretty sure it would. So I conclude this horoscope by recommending that you do indeed arrange to revel in your equivalent of the delights I named.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

“Don’t try to steer the river,” writes Deepak Chopra. Most of the time, I agree with that idea. It’s arrogant to think that we have the power to control the flow of destiny or the song of creation. Our goal should be to get an intuitive read on the crazy-making miracle of life, and adapt ourselves ingeniously to its evershifting patterns and rhythms. But wait! Set aside everything I just said. An exception to the usual rule has arrived. Sometimes, when your personal power is extra flexible and robust—like now, for you—you may indeed be able to steer the river a bit.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22– December 21) “Dear Astrologer: Recently I’ve been weirdly obsessed with wondering how to increase my levels of generosity and compassion. Not just because I know it’s the right thing to do, but also because I know it will make me healthy and honest and unflappable. Do you have any sage advice?— Ambitious Sagittarius.” Dear Ambitious: I’ve noticed that many Sagittarians are feeling an unprecedented curiosity about how to enhance their lives by boosting the benevolence they express. Here’s a tip from Anaïs Nin: “The worse the state of the world grows, the more intensely I try for inner perfection and power. I fight for a small world of humanity and tenderness.” CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19)

Time does not necessarily heal all wounds. If you wait around passively, hoping that the mere passage of months will magically fix your twists and smooth out your tweaks, you’re shirking your responsibility. The truth is, you need to be fully engaged in the process. You’ve got to feel deeply and think hard about how to diminish your pain, and then take practical action when your wisdom shows you what will actually work. Now is an excellent time to upgrade your commitment to this sacred quest.

AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) The questions you’ve been asking aren’t bad or wrong. But they’re not exactly relevant or helpful, either. That’s why the answers you’ve been receiving aren’t of maximum use. Try these questions instead: 1. What experience or information would you need to heal your divided sense of loyalty? 2. How can you attract an influence that would motivate you to make changes you can’t quite accomplish under your own power? 3. Can you ignore or even dismiss the 95 percent of your fear that’s imaginary so you’ll be able to focus on the 5 percent that’s truly worth meditating on? 4. If I assured you that you have the intelligence to beautify an ugly part of your world, how would you begin? PISCES (February 19–March 20) A scuffle

you’ve been waging turns out to be the wrong scuffle. It has distracted you from giving your full attention to a more winnable and worthwhile tussle. My advice? Don’t waste energy feeling remorse about the energy you’ve wasted. In fact, be grateful for the training you’ve received. The skills you’ve been honing while wrestling with the misleading complication will serve you well when you switch your focus to the more important issue. So are you ready to shift gears? Start mobilizing your crusade to engage with the more winnable and worthwhile tussle.

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