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Photoshopped deer antlers—how childish and rude (“Horns of Plenty,” Oct. 3). Sort of a Brett Kavanaugh college prank. And calling the legislation an “elk bill” suggests that you didn’t read the bill. As Congressman Huffman says, the bill “reaffirms Congressional intent to continue authorizing working dairies and ranches on agricultural property within a portion of the Point Reyes National Seashore, consistent with the seashore’s historic, cultural, scenic and natural values.” That Congressional clarification has been long overdue. —Burr Heneman, via Pacificsun.com
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Your article on the Point Reyes controversy was one-sided in favor of Rep. Huffman (“Riding Herd,” Sept. 12). I’m sure he counts himself an “environmentalist”, but he’s no different from conservative Republican members of Congress in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, or Idaho who look out for their mining, ranching and hunting interests near national parks. Point Reyes is one of the most beautiful seaside landscapes in the world and could be a large preserve for bear, elk, coyote, bobcat, mountain lion and other large mammals. Instead, we have industrial sized dairy operations in a county with thousands of acres outside Point Reyes already dedicated to dairy farming. I visit Point Reyes more than 20 times per year, and often you can easily see barren muddy fields denuded by overgrazing, and very
limited ground cover for wild animals and birds. Just like the Congressman in Idaho who supports hunting wolves and grizzlies, or the Congressman in Montana who supports coal mining and oil drilling near National Parks, Rep. Huffman can represent his constituents in West Marin by supporting the dairy farms on priceless outdoor real estate, but he can’t claim to be an “environmentalist” at the same time, or he’s being a hypocrite. Environmental protection involves sacrifice and economic pain, and Rep. Huffman has decided that shouldn’t happen in Point Reyes. And I’m sure there are lots of “environmental” groups who will go along with it, while gladly inflicting economic pain on farmers and ranchers who want the same preferential treatment in other parts of the West. —Murray Kenny, via PacificSun.com
Thanks for the reminder, Tom (“Count on Me,” Oct. 3). I too have loved that song “Coming Back to Me” and I’m looking at the album cover from “Surrealistic Pillow” now. That song was like a painting set to music and words. “Through an open window where no curtain hung . . . I saw you coming back to me.” —Elizabeth Ray, via PacificSun.com
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Heroes &Zeroes By Nikki Silverstein
Not to sound dire, but some people die from the flu and Marin was highly impacted by the virus last year. We don’t want our readers to get the flu and we certainly don’t want to catch it ourselves. Fortunately, all Marinites are eligible for free flu shots beginning this month, regardless of insurance status. County public health officials urge everyone six months and older to get vaccinated early before a contagious virus starts circulating. “While flu season is unavoidable, poor outcomes, including emergency room visits and hospitalizations, are avoidable,” says Dr. Lisa Santora, Marin’s deputy public health officer. “The best way to project yourself, family and community is to get a flu shot annually each fall.” To find a free shot clinic near you, visit flu. marinhhs.org and click on the event icon. In addition to those listed, there are also free vaccinations on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Marin City Health and Wellness Center. Let’s all be heroes and get vaccinated. While most of us are home fast asleep, some of us need to be on the roads in the wee hours. It’s often the time when drunk and drugged folks weave through traffic, putting our lives at risk. Thankfully, the trained observers from the California Highway Patrol’s graveyard crew are looking out for our safety. During a recent weekend, they scoured the county searching for impaired drivers—and they found them. A driver, who imbibed over twice the legal limit, drove on 101 until stopped by CHP. Another equally drunk idiot was also pulled over on 101. But the weekend drunk award goes to the guy that crashed into a parked car, a couple of walls and a resident’s shed. Neighbors called 911, but when the Marin County Sheriff responded, the driver sped away. After a quick pursuit, the Zero lost control of his car and crashed. CHP arrested and booked him for DUI, hit and run, and evading arrest. Got a Hero or a Zero? Please send submissions to nikki_silverstein@yahoo. com. Toss roses, hurl stones with more Heroes and Zeroes at pacificsun.com
Upfront Levine: “The Kavanaugh experience is an example of how some people just don’t get it”
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Two Levine sexual harassment bills get signed into law in the #MeToo moment By Tom Gogola
ast week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2055, a bill sponsored by Marin Assemblyman Marc Levine that mandates sexual harassment training for lobbyists in Sacramento. The bill passed with overwhelming support from elected officials—and with eventual buy-in from the Institute of Governmental Advocates, which is essentially the lobbyist for the lobbyists of Sacramento. The organization pushed to have language scrubbed from the bill that would have let the California Fair Political Practices Commission
revoke lobbying licenses for anyone found guilty of inappropriate sexual behavior, harassment or intimidation. The revocation language was removed to save the bill as it wended through committee. “It would have had too much opposition, and [the revocation language] did not make it through,” Levine says. Levine says it’s still a strong and tough law that puts lobbyists on notice, and goes into effect on Jan. 1. Lobbying ethics courses will now include information on policies in place in the state Senate and Assembly. Lobbyists will be trained to recognize inappropriate sexual behavior and
how to report, and empowers victims of sexual harassment to come forward so that “no one engaged in lawmaking should ever feel intimidated by that behavior.” The legislation was sparked by a letter written by a Sacramento lobbyist earlier this year, and signed by 140 women in the capital community. The letter details how the woman who wrote it was sexually harassed at an event by another lobbyist, says Levine. “It sparked a lot of review of behavior,” says Levine. “I thought it was time to address how to make the capital community safer from sexual harassment. Nobody
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girls want to lose weight because of what they see in magazines. We should care about the health of people in the fashion industry.” In 2015, the only people who knew that Harvey Weinstein was a horrible person were the victims of his alleged sex crimes and their friends and families. The politics around sexual assault by powerful men has shifted dramatically in the ensuing years—and so too has the ferocious backlash now afoot. “This isn’t going away,” says Levine. “I think the Kavanaugh experience is an example of how some people just don’t get it.” One of those people happens to be Donald Trump. “The president’s remarks this week ripping on Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate,” he says. “You should never talk about a victim of sexual assault in such a demeaning way.” ✹
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should be harassed in the workplace, and when we’re talking about public policy that affects all Californians, we need to make sure that any sexual intimidation or assault—there is zero tolerance for that.” Levine also credits the #MeToo movement for getting another bill of his signed into law by Brown. He first introduced his Talent Protection Act in 2015, he says, “and got a lot of ribbing for it. It was pre-#MeToo.” This year, AB 2236 was signed into law. “#MeToo put wind in the sails,” says Levine. The law sets out to make sure that talent agencies provide information to their clients about sexual abuse and nutrition, and that parents of child models or actors get training in identifying sexual harassment. Levine was motivated to write the bill, he says, because of body-image issues with girls. “A lot of the focus was on the health of models,” he says. “Lots of
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s we’ve learned from the #MeToo movement—and the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing—the stigma and fear surrounding reporting rape to the authorities precludes many survivors from dialing 911. For those that report in Marin, their nightmarish journey is just beginning—literally. Instead of going to nearby Marin General Hospital for a rape kit, rape victims in Marin County are required to travel about an hour to a Kaiser hospital in Vallejo. Why is that? It’s because the regional Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) office is based in Napa County. A specially trained registered nurse from SANE conducts a comprehensive forensic sexual assault exam of the victim, which usually takes hours. It includes a full body examination and the collection of forensic samples from the mouth, vagina, anus, blood, urine, body surface areas and hair. After the prolonged, humiliating exam, the traumatized victim spends yet another hour going back home to Marin. The nurse leaves Solano County and goes back to Napa. Why are rape victims forced to travel on what is likely the worst day of their lives? The situation is the result of actions taken by outgoing Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian, and supported by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Up until seven years ago, sexual assault victims were treated locally at Marin General. Then the county said the hospital lacked the SANEs to perform the sexual assault exams—it did—and it was cheaper to outsource the service. Marin County has the lowest per-capita
number of rape cases of any county in the North Bay, according to a 2016 report from the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. Marin District attorney candidate Anna Pletcher cries foul over the county’s move and says if she’s elected to replace Berberian, there will again be SANE nurses in Marin. “The best practice is for victims to have access to rape kit exams at local hospitals. I have been advocating for the nurse examiners to come to Marin, instead of sending victims to Vallejo,” says Pletcher.
‘Marin D.A. candidate vows to bring rape kits back to Marin General.’ She also says the county is simply wrong about cost as an issue. “Each examination costs approximately $2,000 whether the nurses meet the victims in Vallejo or in Marin.” YOn-duty Marin police officers typically drive the victims to Vallejo, she argues, which adds costs when factoring in the officers’ pay. “We have seen sexism on display in Washington this week, but the truth is that it's here, too,” says Pletcher. “Sexism underlies this policy to outsource the rape-kit exams. It is outrageous that we put this extra burden on victims when they have already experienced such trauma.” ✹
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Dr. Blasey-Ford’s story is my story
Wasted Justice By Maia Boswell-Penc
uring the Senate Judiciary hearing on Sept. 27, Amy Klobuchar asked Supreme Court nominee—and now Associate Justice—Brett Kavanaugh if he’d ever blacked out or experienced memory gaps due to alchohol use—his response says it all: “I don’t know, have you?” He angrily shot back at the Minnesota senator. Kavanaugh’s non-answer and attempted table-turn is the answer to the inconsistency between Ford’s testimony and Kavanaugh’s. Really, this was not a “nonanswer”—it was an admission that Kavanaugh does not know whether
he has blacked out or had memory gaps. He does not know, because he does not remember. He does not remember, because one does not remember blackouts and lapses of memory due to overconsumption of alcohol. One simply realizes that there are “gaps.” I know, because I have been there. My first blackout occurred my freshman year in college. I had come from an elite, single-sex high school in Dallas that was very much like the ones attended by Ford and Kavanaugh. I was woefully naive and accepted the cup of “trash-can punch” when it was handed to me, early in my freshman year in 1982.
The frat boy “bartender” came from an elite background similar to Kavanaugh, and he had it all planned out, I later learned, as revenge on me for having chosen to talk with a closeted gay guy a couple of weeks earlier during a “date” with him to a football game. The message was clear: “Ditch me for a gay guy? Rape is your punishment!” While American society has made much progress on the heterosexism front, the same can’t be said of sexism. Women continue to be disbelieved, mocked, grabbed in their pussies without consent, while the perpetrators often remain in positions of power.
Acts of sexual aggression are not about sexuality; they are about power. Kavanaugh can testify that the event described in painstaking detail by Ford (who told the committee she had consumed only one beer) “never happened” because, in his mind, it didn't. He was too drunk to remember it. He threw the question back at Klobuchar, as though she was the one being questioned. That is how it goes in a culture of rape. When the questioning begins, the victim gets grilled. As someone who is a survivor of rape—yes, on the night of the trash-can punch— and sexual assault, and as someone who has experienced blackouts and memory gaps from drinking, I
them for the rest of their lives by separating them from their parents, this is important. The #MeToo movement is in full swing and the backlash continues to rear its ugly head, most notably in the face of an angry, spitting Lindsey Graham, who clearly finds this all too close to home. And in the face of an angry, accusing Brett Kavanaugh, dredging up partisan politics in an attempt to muddy the waters, to hide his shameful, drunken aggression toward women, and to claim his innocence. Women very often do not come forward after a rape or attempted sexual assault, or even sexual misconduct, because they know the pattern that will ensue. It’s as much a patriarchal society today as it was when Anita Hill testified in 1991 before an almost all-male group about her treatment at the hands of her former boss, Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill was attacked, accused of lying and told that her story had no credibility. And that’s exactly what Lindsey Graham, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump and others said about Dr. Ford’s story. Who would dare come forward in the face of an angry, mocking president who, in a shocking display—even for him—made fun of a woman’s heartfelt testimony about a traumatic experience; a woman who feared she would be raped or killed. Women (and male victims, too) learn to stay in line, to keep their pain and anguish quiet. They learn to internalize the terror and the shame and the bewilderment. No more. Sen. Dianne Feinstein noted that in 1991, Republicans belittled Professor Hill’s experience and said her testimony wouldn’t make a bit of difference in the outcome. They were right. And now history is repeating itself: “I’ll listen to the lady, but we’re going to bring this to a close,” Graham said. Senators who wanted to make Ford look like a tool of the Democratic Party probed her about where the money came from to pay her lawyer. But did they think for a second about where the money comes from to pay the therapists, the social workers, the pharmaceutical companies and anyone else who has helped her get through each day? A recent reporter’s group discussion on Kavanaugh in The New York Times featured a few reporters »12 talking about the hearings
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understand completely how both Ford and Kavanaugh can be telling the truth. That I was raped in the fall of my freshman year, 1982, the same year Christine Blasey-Ford endured her event, and that my experience occurred at the hands of a privileged frat boy from an elite family—I can still see in my memory his chunky gold Rolex watch—has served to bring back the terror, the anguish, the shame and bewilderment in vivid detail. This is the case for countless women all over the country, as one out of every four women is a victim of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Bear in mind, only 2 percent of perpetrators are ever brought to justice. Though I am certain that the event that happened to me was instigated by grain alcohol—and though I do have memory lapses from that night—I also know with 100 percent certainty the name and face of my perpetrator. Harrowing events are often accompanied by memory impairment brought on by the trauma. Even if the victim’s memory is further impaired by drugs or alcohol, the parts that are remembered are key. We tend to remember some things in vivid detail while forgetting other things. Trauma memories are very different from blackout memories. Trauma renders some pieces of an event in vivid detail, and allows others to fall away. It does not cloud our memories of the key details. Blacking out from drinking can do that. I know, because after being raped, my coping strategy at difficult times was to drink. Ford may not have remembered how she got to the party, or how she got home from it. But she remembers with absolute certainty that Kavanaugh was the person who groped her, who ground his body into her, who laughed at her powerlessness, and who attempted to rape her. Her recollection of the cruel laughter of Kavanaugh and Mark Judge after the assault makes the point that this episode was all about power, and remains so. In the midst of a presidency that is all about lies, deception, indecency and aggression toward women, a presidency that cozies up to powerful elites and strongmen, this is important. In the midst of a presidency that lacks integrity, courage, human decency and honor, that abandons allies, abandons innocent children and scars
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and what, if anything, was the disqualifying aspect of his testimony. One reporter said that “people could overlook excessive drinking, maybe some crass comments,” but then things changed. When the hearings ended, the shifted to “the truth”—not about his college behavior. Said another reporter: “[W]hat bothers people is the degree to which [Kavanaugh] is not representing himself accurately, not the behavior itself. When this all started, the question was, ‘Did Brett Kavanaugh commit the alleged act of sexual assault?’ Now the question is ‘Did Kavanaugh knowingly mislead and deceive’” the public and the Senate? The original allegations were characterized, in comparison to the lies, as “smaller matters.” I value truth-telling, particularly under oath, and particularly in our Supreme Court judges, but it’s outrageous that accusations of sexual assault, of laughing boisterously as one attempts to rape a young woman, of putting a hand over her mouth to silence her screams, gets portrayed as a “smaller matter.”
It’s no small matter—and especially now that Kavanaugh is on the court. The second time I was raped in college, by another frat-boy elite, I kept quiet again. I kept quiet despite the bruising on my arms that went from my elbows to my shoulders. I kept quiet despite all the small bruises around my pelvic area where my drunken perpetrator had been sloppily attempting to hit his target. I did not say anything because I knew if I were to speak up, I would be raked over the coals. Interrogated. Ridiculed. Called a “slut,” a “whore,” a “bitch”— much like Renate Schroeder, the girl Kavanaugh and his friends mocked in their Georgetown Prep yearbooks. I kept silent, and three weeks later, another girl was raped by this same person. She talked. She went to the authorities and was demonized, attacked, called a “slut” and a “whore” and a “bitch. Traumatized all over again for heroically coming forward, she left college. Her perpetrator remained. Y
Kavanaugh confirmation paves way for Trump to pardon himself By Stephanie Hiller
here were many sound political reasons for objecting to the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the position of Supreme Court justice. Reproductive rights? The Affordable Care Act? Equality for indigenous people? Immigrant rights? The independence of the judicial system? Protection of endangered species? The end of democracy itself ? On truthout.org, Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at Columbia University outlined five reasons for the GOP’s rush to confirm Trump’s selection. Calling double jeopardy “potentially [the] most consequential” she referred to the case of Gamble v. U.S. in which “the justices will decide whether prosecuting a person in both state and federal courts for the same crime violates the double-jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.” The Kavanaugh confirmation could enable President Trump to pardon himself, with no recourse to charges by any individual state. As Kavanaugh was being confirmed, state attorneys general, especially in New York, were investigating Trump across a span of purported misdeeds. How Donald Trump (who has refused to pay his taxes, who has been charged by 16 women with abusive behavior and who is likely guilty of some sort of collusion with Russia) ever became the president of this country is a question that may never be resolved. The Kavanaugh confirmation means he may continue to evade justice, given the judge’s well-documented support of executive branch privilege. Once Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was introduced to the Senate Judiciary Committee, key issues were submerged in the swamp of Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior as a privileged prep school boy charged with molesting a young woman. One can only imagine how many men seated in that hearing room writhed in recollection of their own past sins that could one day bring them to
the grueling examination faced by their crony. That Kavanaugh was once (and perhaps still is?) a slobbering brute is not irrelevant. Rape has always been a weapon of conquest in the pursuit of territory and power. Even more shocking in a society that claims to exist by the rule of law was the sacrifice of the essential requisite for justice. Judge Kavanaugh obfuscated, lied and finally collapsed into that disturbed and obviously guilty young man. He attacked and lambasted Ford’s allegations as a “calculated and orchestrated political hit” by the Democratic party and the Clintons. Sen. Susan Collins from Maine, the deciding vote along with Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, echoed Kavanaugh in calling the hearing a circus. Then she voted to confirm Kavanaugh and said that while she believed Blasey-Ford had been the victim of a sexual assault, she didn’t believe Kavanaugh was the one who assaulted her. In the end, it was a woman whose cool-headed, relentless questioning that showed Kavanaugh’s ability to evade and deceive. Sen. Kamala Harris could not get a straight answer. On the question of his belief in double jeopardy, he refused to answer “yes” or “no” more than ten times. Despite a letter signed by 2,500 lawyers attesting that Kavanaugh was not qualified to be a Supreme Court justice, and another from mental-health professionals concerned about his addiction to alcohol, despite disapproval from the editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times, despite hundreds of protestors, the Republican senators, with the exception of Lisa Murkowski, lined up in tacit obedience to approve this confirmation. Writing in The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik highlighted the sleight of hand at work in this appointment. “Kavanaugh is an instrument of Trumpism, an insurance policy that the con man is writing for himself.”
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THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A SELECTIVE GUIDE
Small City, Big Art Downtown San Rafael is a haven of galleries and other vibrant spaces for art, and now the newly formed San Rafael Arts District makes it official. With a mission to provide art and culture to the residents of the city, the district launches with a massive project, ‘Latinx,’ celebrating Latin culture and art. See several exhibitions on the theme opening during this month’s Second Friday Art Walk at gallery collective Art Works Downtown. Several Mexican and Latin American artists show mixedmedia works on topics close to their heart on Friday, Oct. 12, at 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 5pm. Free. 415.451.8119.
Bikes & Beers Whether you’re a bicycle commuter, mountain biker, BMXer, or bicycle touring aficionado, you’ll love Biketoberfest Marin this weekend. Over 60 bike exhibitors set up shop with demonstrations and handmade bikes on display, while 20 West Coast breweries dispense more than 30 craft beers alongside delicious food samplings. There’s also live music with local favorites like the Pulsators setting the groove for the family-friendly afternoon. Free valet bike parking is available, so ride, don’t drive, to Biketoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Fair-Anselm Plaza, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 11am to 5pm. Free admission; beer tasting tickets start at $35. biketoberfestmarin.com.
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Hawaiian Honey Heidrun Meadery has made a name in Marin with honey wines produced from its own bees and using the traditional Méthode Champenoise to create naturally dry sparkling meads. This weekend, get a taste of the goods paired with succulent bites at the meadery’s Fall Pig Roast & Luau. Nestled in the natural beauty of West Marin, the afternoon boasts a whole roasted pig as the main course in a menu curated by Hawaiian cuisine master Eats by E, with live ukulele music, a limbo contest and more on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Heidrun Meadery, 11925 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 2pm. $85–$125. 415.663.9122.
From Broadway to Book The biggest smash musical sensation on Broadway since Hamilton is the multi-awardwinning Dear Evan Hansen, about a high school senior overcoming severe social anxiety. The play recently found itself the subject of a novelization that expanded on the characters and story. This month, Copperfield’s Books brings the musical’s creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, along with novelist Val Emmich, together for a special event featuring conversation and live musical performances as ‘Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel’ takes the stage on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 7pm. $27; includes signed copy of the book. copperfieldsbooks.com. —Charlie Swanson
Master storyteller Brian Copeland performs as part of the Best of the SF Solo Series on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Marin Center’s Showcase Theater in San Rafael. See Events, p23.
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New Mountain Play executive director Eileen Grady (center) with Mountain Play stars Tyler McKenna and Susan Zelinsky.
Mountain Play Association welcomes new leadership By David Templeton
here’s been a shakeup on Mount Tamalpais. You might not have felt the tremors, but some major organizational shifts have taken place in the back office of the venerable Mountain Play Association, the ambitious nonprofit that annually turns the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre— near the summit of Mount
Tamalpais—into one of the largest and best-attended theater spaces in the country. After 12 years at the helm of Marin County’s most unique theater company, Sara Pearson is stepping down as executive director of the Mountain Play, which marked its 105th year of Mount Tam productions this year with Mamma Mia! Pearson is no longer executive
director, but remains on staff as the newly formed director of leadership and development. She’ll focus on fundraising, board development and long-term strategy. Longtime associate producer Eileen Grady takes over as executive director. “Eileen Grady has been my thought partner for nearly a decade, and has been an active participant in every Mountain Play strategic
decision during that time,” Pearson says. “There is no one with more dedication, knowledge and readiness to step up to lead this organization into the next adventure.” “I’m absolutely honored and thrilled to be given this opportunity and responsibility,” says Grady. “There’s no greater space in the world to create theater than on Mount Tam. Outdoor theater is always a »16
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challenge, and with the Mountain Play, we’ve got this amazing, living and breathing venue that is like another talented but impulsive cast member. The Mountain Play is a crossroads where art and nature meet. When there are thousands of people up there watching a show, the immersive communal experience of the Mountain Play just can’t be topped.” Grady has lots of experience producing and directing theatrical productions. She received her BA business administration with a minor in humanities degree from Dominican University and has worked with numerous nonprofit companies staging plays, musicals and operas. A musician too, she’s also the guitarist of the Matt Kaiser Band. “I became affiliated with the Mountain Play when I started creating and directing the fall fundraiser revues in 2006,” says Grady, who grew up in Marin County, and was raised to appreciate theater and music, and treated to annual excursions up Mount Tam to watch the Mountain Play. “There’s just something about the mountain, combined with the art of the musical, that really just captured my imagination from the beginning.” Pearson has worked at the company for 12 years and joined the staff during the build-up to the 2007 production of the musical Hair. She took on The Wizard of Oz the following year, then guided the organization through one of its most uncertain and rocky periods, which included weathering the Great Recession, to say nothing of the retirement of longtime artistic director James Dunn in 2013. Dunn saved the Mountain Play 30 years earlier when he started to direct large-scale musicals atop the mountain. He put live horses and cows in shows like Fiddler on the Roof. He placed trucks onstage and fielded actual airplanes in the sky in South Pacific. He transformed the event from a sparsely attended novelty into a popular, calendaranchoring annual extravaganza. And 2019 promises yet another must-see moment, when the Mountain Play presents the beloved 1950s-era musical Grease, which Grady counts among her favorite musicals. She’s honoring the tried-and-true formula— for now. Audiences, she says, can expect to see new “Foothill productions” —smaller shows staged off the mountain in collaboration with other local theater companies. Y
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Jim Nunally Band
Folk, Bluegrass, Americana 8:00 ⁄No Cover
The Ray Charles Project Oct 20 Tony Lindsay, Glenn Walters, Rancho Sat
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El Radio Fantastique headline upcoming Parachute Days concert By Charlie Swanson
est Marin party pop outfit El Radio Fantastique has been suspiciously radio silent in the last few months. The band, led by multi-faceted songwriter Giovanni Di Morente, is known for bombastic baroque rock and marching band aesthetics; yet they’ve been off the stage while producing and recording a new EP, Outside of Space and Time. The group releases the new EP on vinyl and returns to the spotlight this weekend for a headlining appearance at Parachute Days on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Love Field in Point Reyes Station. The family-friendly festival also features Marin acts the Asteroid No. 4, PSDSP and others. “We’ve been retooling our music naturally,” says Di Morente. “Just following where our creativity goes. You know, I’ve had the band for quite awhile, so to keep things interesting I’ve had to change things up.” Di Morente, a Point Reyes
Station native, formed El Radio Fantastique’s original incarnation in New Orleans in 2002, after a musical career in Los Angeles. Di Morente found success in the Big Easy before Hurricane Katrina forced him out in 2006 and he decided to return to the North Bay. After relocating to West Marin, El Radio Fantastique evolved into a seven-piece ensemble with a complete horn section and more, though in the last two years, Di Morente has begun stripping back the musical layers to rediscover the group’s core sound. “I was forcing myself to write for horns, and they’re amazing players and I love horns, but you can’t keep doing that over and over all the time,” says Di Morente. Now the bandleader says he’s focusing on fixing pop music. “I’ve always tried to make catchy songs dressed up in some interesting way,” he says. “I love bubblegum pop, but I want to write bubblegum pop
with dark, important lyrics.” On the five tracks of Outside of Space and Time, El Radio Fantastique keeps the horns to a minimum while incorporating new elements like distorted keyboards, fuzzed-out guitars and psychedelic flourishes that Di Morente describes as “nihilistic pop.” Part of an ongoing series of EP releases, Outside of Space and Time features the group’s previous EP, Shine, on the B-side for the special vinyl release, which will be available when the band plays under an actual giant parachute at Parachute Days this weekend. “We’re looking forward to vinyl,” says Di Morente. “The digital sounds fine, but we listened to this new album on the record [player] and there’s a big difference.” Parachute Days happens on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station. 3pm. $10-$35. parachutedays.com.
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Ryan Gosling shoots for the Moon in excellent ‘First Man.’
Rocket’s Red Glare ‘First Man’ is a thrilling evocation of the first lunar landing By Richard von Busack
n First Man, Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) compresses seven years in the astronaut Neil Armstrong’s life, from testing the hypersonic aircraft X-15 to the actual moment of setting foot on the lunar dust. It’s tremendously exciting filmmaking. Here, Chazelle is more of a disciple of Steven Soderbergh than Ron Howard. Rather than taking in the vastness of space, Chazelle’s focus narrows to the view through a space-capsule window, like the visor in a knight’s helmet. He makes it all frightening: the glow of hot metal, the rows of toggle switches, the seams of the capsule that look thin enough to split. Chazelle recreates the excitement of breaching the atmosphere after a bone-shaking ride and finally emerging into stillness. It’s all caught with little gestures: the snatching of a floating pencil in zero
gravity, or the slap of a bare hand against the window, as a terrific spin almost whirls the Gemini capsule into oblivion. The casting of Ryan Gosling as Armstrong turns out to be inspired. Here his minimalism is used perfectly to portray a man who could certainly be remote. The well-worn key Chazelle uses to open Armstrong is perhaps too easy— the idea that the astronaut had an impregnable hurt locker in which he keeps the sorrow of the death of his baby daughter. Claire Foy, as Armstrong’s wife Janet, indicates that their marriage could also be a rocky ride. Most married men wouldn’t go to the Moon without their wife’s blessing, and Janet has grounds for her simmering anger as her husband walls himself off. Foy takes what’s usually the dullest kind of role—the wife who waits—and makes this Janet
strong and fascinating. Her share of bravery is depicted against evocative recreations of suburban ’60s America, with an attention to detail usually reserved only for Ang Lee films. What’s at stake may be obvious, but Chazelle makes it subtle, with the figures at Mission Control (including Kyle Chandler’s excellent Deke Slayton) poring over the recently declassified statements that were meant to be read to the public if the first Moon voyagers were killed or stranded. There was a protocol: “The president will first call the widows-to-be...” That chilling phrase offers a fresh imagining of what could have been. First Man isn’t a session of hero worship, but it does help one understand the otherness of Neil Armstrong that still exemplifies bravery. ‘First Man’ opens Oct. 12 in wide release.
Bad Times at the El Royale (R)
Northgate: Fri 1:10, 4:15, 7:25, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Mon 11:40, 2:50, 7:10, 10:20
• The Bookshop (PG) • The Cakemaker (NR)
Lark: Mon 1:30; Tue 8; Wed 1:30; Thu 11
Christopher Robin (PG)
Lark: Mon 11:15; Tue 5:30; Thu 4
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Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15; Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30
Mill Valley Film Festival The 41st annual cinematic soiree features seminars, workshops, galas, in-person tributes and hundreds of movies from around the globe.
First Man (PG-13)
Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 9:55; Sun-Wed 12:15, 3:30, 6:45 Northgate: Fri 12:20, 3:40, 7:05, 10:15 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 6:45, 9:35; Sat 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35; Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45; Mon-Wed 3:45, 6:45 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:20, 2:40, 6:10, 9:25; Sun-Thu 11:20, 2:40, 6:10 Rowland: Fri-Mon 11, 2:40, 7, 10:15
More than Funny (1:30) Rising comic Michael Jr. stars in a movie that’s part autobiography and part standup comedy routine.
• Free Solo (NR)
Rafael: Mon-Thu 6:15, 8:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:40, 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50; Sun-Thu 11:40, 2:15, 4:40, 7:15
• Gilda (PG)
Rafael: Wed 7
By Matthew Stafford
Friday, October 12–Thursday, October 18 Bad Times at the El Royale (2:00) Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and other lowlifes gather at a rundown Tahoe casino for a night of secrets and lies. The Bookshop (1:53) Award-winning tale of a free-spirited widow who opens a bookstore in a coastal English village; Emily Mortimer stars. The Cakemaker (1:45) Acclaimed drama about the complex relationship between an Israeli widow and the German baker still yearning for her dead husband. Collette (1:51) Keira Knightley stars as the saucy, pioneering feminist author of fin de siècle Paris. First Man (2:21) Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in a first-person account of the seven-year struggle to land a man on the moon. Free Solo (1:40) Edge-of-your-seat documentary follows mountaineer Alex Honnold as he attempts to scale Yosemite’s vertiginous El Capitan—without a rope! Gilda (1:50) Saucy, subversive noir stars Rita Hayworth as the wayward wife of a Buenos Aires gambling tycoon; Glenn Ford costars. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (1:30) Slappy and the rest of the ghoulish gang are back just in time for their favorite holiday. Halloween (1:49) Jamie Lee Curtis is back for a bit of closure with Michael Myers, her bemasked serial-killing nemesis of the 1970s. The Hate U Give (2:12) Acclaimed drama stars Amandla Stenberg as a black teen at a white prep school and the choices she makes after the police shooting of her best friend. An Ideal Husband (2:40) Direct from London’s West End it’s Oscar Wilde’s ever-topical comedy of political chicanery; Edward Fox and Susan Hampshire star. Living in the Future’s Past (1:25) Wideranging documentary explores today’s environmental challenges with insights from philosophers, scientists, astronauts and activists; Jeff Bridges narrates. The Metropolitan Opera: Aida (3:40) Ancient Egypt comes alive in Verdi’s epic tale of love and loss, presented direct from
The Old Man & the Gun (1:33) Robert Redford’s final film role as a real-life charismatic 70-something bandit; Sissy Spacek and Tom Waits are along for the ride. Operation Finale (1:49) Historical thriller about the Israeli Secret Service plot to abduct Adolf Eichmann from Argentina to stand trial for Nazi war crimes; Ben Kingsley stars. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor (TBD) Moderndress reality-TV version of Shakespeare’s comedy in which suburban lothario John Falstaff tangles with a bevy of bored yet brilliant housewives. Smallfoot (1:36) Cartoon comedy about a Yeti community’s astonishment at the discovery of a tiny-toed human being. A Star Is Born (2:16) Version four of the romantic tragedy stars Bradley Cooper as a spiraling country music star and Lady Gaga as the ascending nova who loves him.
Lark: Tue 3:10; Thu 1:30
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) Northgate: Fri 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 Rowland: Fri-Mon 10:30, 1250, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10
• Halloween (R)
Larkspur Landing: Thu 7:15, 10 Northgate: Thu 7, 9:35 Rowland: Thu 7, 10, 11:59
The Hate U Give (PG-13)
Northgate: Fri 1, 4, 7, 10
• An Ideal Husband (NR) • Living in the Future’s Past (NR)
Lark: Thu 6:30
The Metropolitan Opera: Aida (NR)
Lark: Wed 6:30
Rafael: Mon-Tue 6, 8:15
Mill Valley Film Festival runs October 4-14 at the Lark, Larkspur Landing, Rafael and Sequoia; call (877) 874-6833 or visit mvff.com for schedule
• More Than Funny (PG-13)
Regency: Thu 7
The Old Man & the Gun (PG-13)
Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Sun-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:10, 12:20, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:15, 6:30, 7:40, 9, 10:05; Sun-Mon 11:10, 12:20, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:15, 6:30, 7:40; Tue-Wed 12:20, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:15, 6:30, 7:40; Thu 11:10, 1:40, 2:50, 4:10, 5:15, 7:40
• Operation Finale (PG-13)
Lark: Mon 9; Tue 12:40; Wed 11
Royal Shakespeare Company:
The Merry Wives of Windsor (NR)
Rafael: Thu 7
Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55; Sun-Wed 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 Rowland: Fri-Mon 11:20, 1:50, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05
A Star Is Born (R)
Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 12:30, 3:05, 3:35, 6:10, 6:40, 9:15, 9:45; Sun-Wed 12, 12:30, 3:05, 3:35, 6:10, 6:40 Playhouse: Fri 3:30, 6:30, 9:35; Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:35; Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30; Mon-Wed 3:30, 6:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:10; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7 Rowland: Fri-Mon 10:40, 11:10, 2, 2:30, 6:50, 7:20, 10, 10:25
Tea with the Dames (NR)
Rafael: Mon-Thu 5:45, 7:45
Tea with the Dames (1:24) Eavesdrop as theatrical royalty Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench dish the dirt over crumpets and oolong.
Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35; Sun-Wed 1:15, 4, 6:50 Playhouse: Fri 4, 7, 9:40; Sat 1, 4, 7, 9:40; Sun 1, 4, 7; MonWed 4, 7 Rowland: Fri-Mn 10:50, 1:30, 2:15, 4:15, 7, 7:40, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 5, 10:30
The Wife (R)
Lark: Mon 4; Tue 10:30; Wed 4
Venom (1:52) Tom Hardy as Marvel Comics’ lethal yet enigmatic superhero; Michelle Williams co-stars.
Wresting Jerusalem (NR)
Lark: Mon 6:30 (filmmaker Aaron Davidman and Marin Theatre Company’s Jasson Minadakis in person)
The Wife (1:40) An old married couple look back on their eventful life as they travel to Stockholm to pick up hubby’s Nobel Prize; Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star. Wrestling Jerusalem (1:33) Performance artist Aaron Davidman assumes 17 different roles—soldier, farmer, academic et al.—in his personal journey into the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, filmed on location.
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
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Steve Price creates plenty of mayhem as Sir Toby Belch in ‘Twelfth Night.’
Fools Rush In
Ross Valley Players make rare foray into Shakespeare with mixed results By Harry Duke
round in one form or another since 1930, the Ross Valley Players have long been entertaining local audiences with a mixture of worldrenowned classics, Broadway hits and contemporary plays. Notably missing from their decades-long season’s lists has been anything written by William Shakespeare. The opening production of their 89th season rectifies that. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a tale of twins (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) separated by a shipwreck surrounded with elements of impersonation, mistaken identity, unrequited love and trickery. After the ship on which she and her brother are traveling sinks, Viola (Robyn Grahn) finds herself washed up on the shore of Illyria. To better survive in the foreign, patriarchal land, she disguises herself as a lad named Cesario and finds employ with Duke Orsino (Jackson Currier). The duke is madly in love with the perpetually brother-mourning Olivia (Melanie Bandera-Hess) and sends
Cesario to represent him. Olivia falls in love with Cesario, Cesario falls in love with the duke, and chaos ensues when Viola’s supposedly drowned twin brother, Sebastian (Ian Wilcox), shows up. Adding to the mayhem is a plot by Olivia’s perpetually soused uncle, Sir Toby Belch (Steve Price), and several of the house staff to make a fool of Olivia’s pompous steward Malvolio (Malcolm Rodgers) by making him believe that Olivia has fallen in love with him. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays, and its success is usually dependent on a director finding the right balance between the love stories and the comic subplots. Director Jennifer LeBlanc’s uneven production leans heavily toward the subplot side to the point of overwhelming the lovers’ story. It may simply be a case of casting as the actors filling the “secondary” character roles are so strong and funny in their characterizations they they steal the show. Steve Price’s
hilarious Sir Toby is a marvel of inebriated unctuousness, constantly teetering on the precipice of collapse yet able to participate in the takedown of the haughty Malvolio. Malvolio’s transformation from stuffed shirt to yellow-gartered buffoon to wounded victim is well played by Rodgers. Michael Benton Harris does the almost impossible as Toby’s patsy Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Often played as an annoyingly foppish idiot, Harris manages to underplay the role and makes the teddy-bear-carrying character cute and almost lovable. The energy provided by these characters almost compensates for the blandness of most others. Still, it’s a noble first go-round for the Players and the Bard. ‘Twelfth Night’ runs Thursday–Sunday through Oct. 21 at the Barn Theatre in the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. $10– $27. 415.883.4498. rossvalleyplayers.com.
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High on Voting CannaCraft jumps on the HeadCount bongwagon By Tom Gogola
ack a bowl and head to the polls—election day is right around the corner. And in a sign of the power that the pot industry is wielding these days, local pot powerhouse biz CannaCraft has announced a partnership with HeadCount called the Cannabis Voter Project. HeadCount’s been around since 2004, and is a steady nonprofit voter-registration presence at jamband concerts. Now they’re joined by CannaCraft on a national tour underway that’s bringing the registration push to pot-illegal states like Michigan, Illinois, South Carolina, Missouri and Arizona. Based in Santa Rosa, CannaCraft lays claim as the state’s largest manufacturer of delicious and medicinal edibles, tinctures, topicals, flowers and vaping products.
Emerald Update The 15th annual Emerald Cup is taking place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the weekend of Dec. 15–16 and organizers have just added a bunch of musical acts to the itinerary. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans will blare out the propot tuba-pumping second-line music; American funk band the Funky Meters will get . . . funky—and they’ll be joined by electronic musicians STS9, Rising Appalachia, Los Angeles
soulsters the Elevators, Brooklyn Afro-beaters Antibalas, and others. The Emerald Cup is anchored by its annual competition of the best of the best when it comes to flowers, concentrates, edibles, CO2 cartridges, topicals, and all sorts of CBD products. The contest kicks off on Oct.15, when contestants can offer their product to the judges; the contest intake continues through Nov. 18. The theme this year, say event organizers, is “a celebration of the new ways of thinking and living within the cannabis culture.” The Nugget’s judgement: that is a worthy and timely theme.
Hemp Day Gov. Brown signed into law SB 1409 earlier this month, which legalizes hemp farming in the state. Vote Hemp, a national hemp-advocacy group, says in a statement that the new law will be a big boon to California farmers—it creates a pilot program within the California Department of Food and Agriculture that’s compliant with current federal law around hemp, and strikes “outdated state statute provisions that conflicted with the expanded definition of hemp that includes extracts and derivatives from the non-psychoactive flowers and leaves.” The U.S. Senate is also considering a hemp-freedom provision in the Farm Bill currently under negotiation in Washington.
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Glorious Caesar Chewing on some serious questions regarding anchovies By Tom Gogola
couple of Friday nights ago I was unmotivated to cook anything and with a bare larder at home in any case. I headed to town, to the Coast Café, for my occasional go-to takeout order on Bolinas nights like this: The Coast’s Caesar salad. It’s a crunchy meal in itself and at $11 for the full size, doesn’t need any accompaniment. From my humble and hungry perspective, you can’t call it a Caesar salad unless the salad arrives with a fine array of salty anchovies. I know, I know—it’s controversial. In reading up on the history of the salad, I do know that anchovies were not a part
of the original Caesar conjured up by its inventor, Caesar Cardini—but they’ve evolved as an essential part of the dish. I recognize that like, say, black licorice, anchovies are one of those foods that one either really loves or really hates. They’re sort of the King Crimson of foods, as in there’s not much middle ground there. I feel the same way about croutons as many people feel about anchovies, and here they are, together at last, in the Caesar. I don’t understand croutons—they get mushy in the dressing. Why bother. Okay, I do like the zesty croutons on the Coast’s salad, before
they get mushy. But I also like black licorice, just not on my Caesar salad. The other day I was out in front of the Bolinas Museum for an art opening and got to talking with a few people about the many joys, and occasional controversies, that attend a Caesar salad. Shari was the hardcore member of the group who loved to make a Caesar at home, but only if she was able to locally source the salad. It’s kind of ironic that locally sourced anchovies are hard to come by—unless there are massive schools of the fry swimming around in the Bolinas Lagoon. That’s quite a sight to behold, when the anchovies come in. Of course one can’t just net them and
chuck them atop a pile of Romaine— the ’chovies ought to be cured, before they’ll cure what ails ya. Shari swears by her house-made croutons as rendered from Parkside bread, baked fresh daily in Stinson Beach, and the featured bread at the Coast. She took a hard line on garlic: lots of it. The four of us stood around for a while trading our knowledge about Cardini, his restaurants in San Diego and Tijuana, how a trad Caesar is tossed tableside—and then everyone was hungry. Before we went our separate ways, a consensus emerged that when ordering a Caesar salad, the default position should be that the anchovies are part of the dish, and if one doesn’t like anchovies, it’s up to you to say so. But we’re not quite there yet as a society. One time I ordered the Caesar and got home only to find that sprouts had replaced anchovies as the centerpiece of the dish. Sprouts? Apparently if you don’t ask for the anchovies, I surmised, you get some sprouts instead. I chewed the sprouts like a sad cow. That will never happen again! A fully-tricked out Caesar is, generally speaking, composed of Romaine lettuce, croutons, olive oil, anchovies, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and/or Worcestershire sauce to replace the anchovies. Maybe there’s some raw egg, maybe not. Many places will offer a grilled chicken (or salmon) add-on, and who am I to object. Go for yours. My palate is not nearly so refined as to be able to detect, necessarily, a splash of Worcestershire, but there’s no mistaking those luscious and pungent little fishes in the Coast Cafe take—in their dreadful absence, and in their blessed presence. If I were tweaking the salad, I’d throw a little more garlic into the mix—I’m with Shari on this point—but there’s no law that says you can’t shred a bulb at the homefront before digging in. And anyway, the whole point of the Caesar salad, as originally configured, was as a sort of throw-it-all-in sort of deal designed to be a meal-in-one. “Do you want anchovies on that?” the Coast Café bartender asked when I placed my order a few Fridays ago. She may as well have asked if I wanted whirled peace, a Gibson ES 335 in cherry red, and Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court instead of Flounder from Animal House. Y
Calendar MARIN Masters & Mariners Music Series Folk and cabaret bands joins the boating community for a night connecting maritime life and song. Oct 14, 5pm. $15-$25. Spaulding Marine Center, Foot of Gate 5 Road, Sausalito. 415.578.8690. Parachute Days Final concert in the collective’s season features West Marin bands El Radio Fantastique, PSDSP and others. Oct 13, 3pm. $10-$35. Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Pt Reyes Station. The Zemlinsky Quartet Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents the ensemble performing an all-Czech program for Czechoslovakia’s 100th anniversary. Oct 14, 5pm. $35; free for youth. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley. 800.838.3006.
SONOMA Parker Quartet Redwood Arts Council presents the Grammy Award-winning classical ensemble. Oct 13, 7:30pm. $10-$30. Sebastopol Community Church, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol. 707.823.2484. Soweto Gospel Choir South Africa choir performs a program, “Songs of the Free,” in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Oct 12, 7:30pm. $35 and up. Green Music Center Weill Hall, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Wine Country Ragtime Festival Nationally known jazz and folk performers kickoff the weekend at the Reel on Friday, with shows at several locations Saturday and Sunday. Oct 12-14. $10-$20. The Reel Fish Shop & Grill, 401 Grove St, Sonoma. winecountryragtimefestival.com.
NAPA Michael Glabicki Founder and frontman of platinum-selling band Rusted Root shows off a new sound with longtime collaborator Dirk Miller. Oct 14, 6 and 8pm. $17-$35. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300. Napa Live: Inside & Out Live music crawl includes musicians performing in stores, parks, plazas, patios and throughout Napa’s many venues. Oct 14, 12pm. Free. downtown, Main street and Town Center, Napa. donapa.com.
Clubs & Venues
Beer Scouts. Oct 12, 2 Divas with Jazzi Jan and Charlene Moore. Oct 13, Caravan. Oct 14, Billy D and friends. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.
Rolling Stones. Oct 13, Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion and DJ Jose Ruiz. Oct 14, 4pm, Rumbache. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899.
HopMonk Novato Oct 14, 5pm, Poor Man’s Whiskey and the Sam Chase. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.
Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Oct 11, Upstate. Oct 12, Thompson Springs. Oct 13, House of Mary. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Oct 10, Chris and Lorin Rowan with Ken Emerson. Oct 17, Tom Finch Trio. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.
Station House Cafe Oct 14, 5pm, LoWatters. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.
Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium Oct 11, A Night with Janis Joplin. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800. Marin Country Mart Oct 12, 6pm, Friday Night Jazz with Five Play Jazz. Oct 14, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Canal St Music. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. 19 Broadway Nightclub Oct 11, the Sonic Steps. Oct 12, Prezident Brown. Oct 13, Marin Biology cocktail party with DJ Gavin Hardkiss. Oct 14, the Nimbles. Oct 16, the Otters. Oct 17, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. No Name Bar Oct 11, Home. Oct 12, Michael Aragon Quartet. Oct 13, KC Filson Trio. Oct 14, Doug Nichols and friends. Oct 15, Kimrea & the Dreamdogs. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392. Osher Marin JCC Oct 13, Ella Lilan Kane & Hella Fitzgerald. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000. Osteria Divino Oct 11, Dan Zemelman Duo. Oct 12, Ian McArdle Trio. Oct 13, Ken Cook Trio. Oct 14, Suzanna Smith. Oct 16, Adam Shulman Duo. Oct 17, Lilan Kane. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355. Panama Hotel Restaurant Oct 10, Ricky Ray. Oct 11, Todos Santos. Oct 16, Wanda Stafford. Oct 17, Martha Crawford. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Papermill Creek Saloon Oct 11, Danny Dickson and friends. Oct 12, Night Animals. Oct 13, Leeta’s birthday bash with all-star band. Oct 14, 6pm, Papermill Gang. 1 Castro, Forest Knolls. 415.488.9235. Peri’s Silver Dollar Oct 11, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Oct 12, Pretending 2 Jett and Ann Halen. Oct 13, Swamp Thang and the Happys. Oct 14, Daphne Moore. Oct 16, the Substitutes. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Rancho Nicasio Oct 12, Rivertown Trio with Julie Bernard. Oct 14, 4pm, Paul Olguin and Loralee Chistensen. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.
Sausalito Cruising Club Mon, Joe Tate & Blue Monday Band jam session. 300 Napa St, Sausalito. 415.332.9922.
Fenix Oct 11, Patrick Winningham Band and the
Sausalito Seahorse Oct 12, Rudy Colombini & the Unauthorized
Sweetwater Music Hall Oct 10, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Oct 11, Faye Carol with Fantastic Negrito and Sugar Pie Desanto. Oct 12, Half Pint. Oct 13, Honus Honus. Oct 14, Patterson Hood and Rainy Eyes. Oct 15, Music Heals International benefit concert with Jackson Browne. Sold-out. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. The Tavern on Fourth Oct 12, Roots Man Project. Oct 13, Steady Eddy and the Shakers. 711 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.4044. Terrapin Crossroads Oct 10, Lonesome Locomotive. Oct 11, Ozomatli. Oct 12, Achilles Wheel. Oct 13, Colonel & the Mermaids. Oct 14, Alex Jordan Band. Oct 15, Grateful Monday with China Cats. Oct 16, Jason Crosby and friends. Oct 17, Ancient Baby. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. Throckmorton Theatre Oct 11, Led Kaapana. Oct 12, Operation Encore veteran music project. Oct 14, Matt Venuti. Oct 17, 12pm, the Proteus Trio. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Vladimir’s Czech Restaurant Oct 14, 6pm, Paul Schneider Trio. 12785 Sir Francis Drake, Inverness. 415.669.1021.
SONOMA Green Music Center Schroeder Hall Oct 11, Noam Lemish and Amos Hoffman. Oct 12, Judicael Perroy. Oct 14, 2pm, Navarro Trio. Oct 16, Jazz Combo Concert. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Green Music Center Weill Hall Oct 13, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. Oct 14, 3pm, Julie Fowlis. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Oct 14, 3pm, Symphony Pops concert featuring Ellis Hall. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall Oct 10, the Growlers. Oct 11, Myles Parrish. Oct 12, the Purple Ones. Oct 13, Jeff Austin Band. Oct 14, Papadosio with Frameworks Live Band. Oct 17, Ott with Kaya Project and Nick Holden. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048. The Phoenix Theater Oct 12, Hylian Guilty with Scapegoat and the Seafloor Cinema. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.
Art Openings Art Works Downtown Oct 12-Nov 9, “Latinx,” celebrating Latin culture and art, this citywide project includes exhibitions and events at Art Works Downtown and various venues in the San Rafael Culture and Arts District. Reception, Oct 12 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119. Marin Art & Garden Center Oct 12-14, Between Bay & Sky,” Baywood member artists paint Mt Tam in new group show. Reception, Oct 12 at 5pm. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.455.5260. Marin Fencing Academy Gallery Oct 12-26, “Children Hold Our Future,” artist and educator Matt Tasley presents a solo exhibit. Reception, Oct 12 at 5pm. 827 Fourth St, San Rafael. Mon-Thurs, 3:30pm to 8:30pm; Sat, 9:30am to 4pm. 415.713.3087. Marin Society of Artists Oct 12-27, “Ingenuity,” juried sculpture and fine crafts exhibition features a wide variety of media and styles. Reception, Oct 12 at 5pm. 1515 Third St, San Rafael. Wed-Sun, Noon to 4pm. 415.464.9561.
Comedy Will Durst Veteran comedian presents his one-man show, “Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness.” Oct 12, 8pm. $30. Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 707.266.6305. Scott Capurro Popular standup comedian comes to Novato. Oct 13, 8pm. $20-$25. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200. Steve Hytner Comedian and character actor takes the stage in Marin. Oct 12, 8pm. $30. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800. Tuesday Night Live See standup comedians Liz Stone, Rex Meredith, Keith Lowell Jensen and others. Oct 16, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Ian Williams Standup seen on HBO and MTV appears along with an amateur comedian competition. Oct 13, 8pm. $20-$25. Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.
Events Best of the SF Solo Series Brian Copeland presents his award-winning one-man show as part of the storytelling series. Oct 14, 7pm. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800. Biketoberfest Marin Annual bicycle festival, expo and brewfest features live music and family fun. Oct
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Bon Air Invitational Car Show Tenth annual celebration features classic cars, live music, family entertainment and sidewalk specials. Oct 13. Free admission. Bon Air Center, 302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae. bonair.com.
Corte Madera Oktoberfest Community tradition features local food, homebrewed and craft beers, wines, mead and more with live music and family activities. Oct 13, 12pm. $30. Menke Park, Redwood and Corte Madera avenues, Corte Madera, oktoberfestcortemadera.org.
The French Market Outdoor antique market features vintage furniture, decor, clothing, jewelry and more, with crepes and live music. Second Sun of every month, 9am. through Oct 14. Free admission. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. goldengateshows.com.
Fall Pig Roast & Luau Enjoy succulent island dishes with several mead varietals. Oct 14, 2pm. $85-$125. Heidrun Meadery, 11925 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.9122.
MarinMOCA Open Studios Over 40 artists open their workspace and share their creative process. Oct 13-14. Free. MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137. Second Fridays Art Walk Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the art walk links venues throughout downtown San Rafael with receptions and entertainment. Second Fri of every month, 5pm. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.
Field Trips Astronomy Night on Mount Tam Bolinas hosts an evening with presentation on gravitational waves and cosmic gold by Daniel Kasen. Oct 13, 7pm. Free. Mountain Theatre, Mt Tamalpais State Park, 801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley. Nature Walk: All Things Fall Audubon Canyon Ranch volunteers lead a guided hike. Oct 13, 10am. $20. Martin Griffin Preserve, 4900 Shoreline Hwy 1, Stinson Beach. 415.868.9244.
Film Alone Tiburon Film Society presents the Russian drama about a woman living in an empty city. Oct 11, 6:30pm. Free. Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon. 415.789.2665. For Our Lives: Parkland Documentary about students of Stoneman Douglas High School overcoming mass shooting screens with panel of local activists. Oct 13, 7pm. Free. Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.578.5519. Mill Valley Film Festival Forty-first annual event brings awardwinning films and Hollywood stars to various venues, with live music and other special programs. Through Oct 14. Marin County, various locations, Marin. mvff.com. Wrestling Jerusalem Marin Theatre Company co-hosts screening of the film about the Israeli-Palestinian story, with discussion. Oct 15, 6:30pm. $8-$15. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.
Fresh Starts Chef Event Enjoy a blissful menu with Buddhist chef Edward Espe Brown. Oct 11, 6:30pm. $60. The Key Room, 1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato. 415.382.3363, ext 215. Lunch Learn Lyme Join guest speakers and experts for a fabulous lunch to benefit the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Oct 11, 11:30am. Corinthian Yacht Club, 43 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.4771.
Lectures Be Informed About Midterm Elections League of Women Voters discusses several ballot initiatives. Oct 16, 2pm. Free. Outdoor Art Club, 1 W Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.2582. Marin Open Studios 2019 Kickoff Party Featured Workshop program features acclaimed speaker Stephen Wagner. Oct 17, 6:45pm. Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third St, San Rafael. 415.464.9561.
Readings Book Passage Oct 10, 7pm, “Gone So Long” with Andre Dubus III. Oct 11, 7pm, “Crush” with John Briscoe. Oct 12, 7pm, “Grenade” with Alan Gratz. Oct 13, 1pm, “From Page to Stage” with Betsy Graziani Fasbinder. Oct 13, 4pm, “Exiled” with Katya Cengel. Oct 13, 7pm, “The Rites of Passage” with Jonathan Taylor. Oct 14, 4pm, “Raina’s (Un)Happy Birthday” with Britta Stromeyer Esmail. Oct 15, 7pm, “Almost Everything” with Anne Lamott. Oct 16, 7pm, “On Desperate Ground” with Hampton Sides. Oct 17, 7pm, Litquake with Ben Fountain and Adam Hochschild. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960. Book Passage By-the-Bay Oct 10, 6pm, “Cancer as a Wake-Up Call” with Dr M Laura Nasi. Oct 11, 6pm, “Censored” and “Giants” with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips. Oct 14, 11am, “Hey, Hey, Hey!” with Christy Mihaly. Oct 16, 6pm, “Inward Traveler” with Francine Toder. 100 Bay St, Sausalito 415.339.1300. San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Oct 12, 6pm, “Home After Dark” with David Small. 850 Fourth St, San Rafael 415.524.2800.
Theater The Addams Family Musical The creepy and kooky family gets the
Fiercely Funny: Bay Area comedian Scott Capurro makes faces and jokes onstage at HopMonk Tavern in Novato on Saturday, Oct. 13. See Comedy, p23. song-and-dance treatment in this hilarious show. Oct 12-28. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400. Count Dracula The classic tale of the ultimate vampire comes to life with unexpected melodramatic humor and surprises. Through Oct 27. $15$20. Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.524.8739. Durang / Durang See several of author Christopher Durang’s one-act comedies. Through Oct 14. $12-$25. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214. Guys & Dolls Broadway classic opens 6th Street Playhouse’s season with high-stakes fun. Through Oct 14. $25-$35. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185. Hello, Dolly! Award-winning actress Dani Innocenti stars in the Broadway classic, presented by Sonoma Arts Live. Through Oct 21. $25-$40. Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.938.4626. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Santa Rosa Junior College theater arts department presents the play based on the novel by Julia Alvarez. Through Oct 14. $12-$18. Newman Auditorium, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372. The Night Alive Two run-down characters try to make something more of their lives in this warmly told drama. Oct 12-28. $15-$30. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.
Ordinary Day Valley Players present the world premiere of the witty and poignant play by Bay Area playwright Lorraine Midanik. Through Oct 14. $20. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900. The River Bride College of Marin drama program presents the imaginative play inspired by Latino folklore. Through Oct 14. $10-$20. College of Marin Kentfield Campus, 835 College Ave, Kentfield. 415.457.8811. The Rocky Horror Show That sweet transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-furter, and his motley crew return in the original stage musical. Oct 12-Nov 3. Studio Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185. Twelfth Night Ross Valley Players present Shakespeare’s enduring comedy of mistaken identity and unrequited love. Through Oct 21. $12-$27. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. rossvalleyplayers.com. Woyzeck Sonoma State University’s theater program presents Georg Büchner’s haunting tale of a poor soldier based on a true story. Through Oct 13. $10-$17. Ives Hall room 119, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.4246.
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acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUGUST 28, 2018. (Publication Dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 145414. The following individual(s) are doing business: BUILDING ALCHEMY/BA SQUARED, 124 FERNWOOD DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TIMOTHY VINSON, 124 FERNWOOD DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901, LISA VINSON, 124 FERNWOOD DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. 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 SEPTEMBER 17, 2018. (Publication Dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—
File No: 2018145409. The following individual(s) are doing business: LITTLE STARS DAYCARE, 23 CORRILLO DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: PATRICIA N SILVA, 23 CORRILLO DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on SEPTEMBER 14, 2018. (Publication Dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 145381. The following individual(s) are doing business: BAY AREA BOAT WORKS, 720 CABIN DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MICHELLE CREASY, 720 CABIN DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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
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Texas, Central America, California
John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon
Energizer batteries, made by Eveready
The femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone)
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PublicNotices Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on SEPTEMBER 12, 2018. (Publication Dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145431. The following individual(s) are doing business: GREEN DRAGON ENTERPRISES, 517 VERA CRUZ AVE, NOVATO, CA 94949: ROBERT M. MCNUTT, 517 VERA CRUZ AVE, NOVATO, CA 94949. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. (Publication Dates: September 26, October 3, 10, 17 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145255. The following individual(s) are doing business: JOVITA BEAUTY SALON & SPA, 874-B FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALICIA M. REID, 874-B FOURTH ST., 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 AUGUST 27, 2018. (Publication Dates: September 26, October 3, 10, 17 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145450. The following individual(s) are doing business: MARIN TACK AND FEED, 6912 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD, FOREST KNOLLS, CA 94933: JESSICA
ANNE LASHBROOK TRUSTEE OF THE JOYCE LASHBROOK TRUST, 277 TAMALPAIS RD, FAIRFAX CA, 94930. 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 SEPTEMBER 24, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145429. The following individual(s) are doing business: PET PRO, 909 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALBANE A GOGAJ, 4242 MELODY LN., VALLEJO CA, 94591. 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 SEPTEMBER 19, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145424. The following individual(s) are doing business: HOLMAN & SNYDER, 140 REDWOOD RD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JOHN HOLMAN, 140 REDWOOD RD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. 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 SEPTEMBER 19, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 of 2018)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145495. The following individual(s) are doing business: ACTIVE AUTO SALES, 399 ENTRADA DR, NOVATO, CA 94949: BECKER, OLAF, 10 RIPLEY LANE, NOVATO, CA 94949. 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 OCTOBER 1, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018145539. The following individual(s) are doing business: TRADECRAFT ARCHITECTURE, 225 VISTA GRANDE, CA 94904: LEONE B NICHOLAS, 225 VISTA GRANDE, CA 94904. 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 OCTOBER 8, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145537. The following individual(s) are doing business: LISTMASTERS HANDYMAN SERVICES, 132 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: STEPHANIE L. MCNAIR, 132 GREENFIELD 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 OCTOBER 8, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 145494. The following individual(s) are doing business: ZZ HAIR STUDIO, 1113 4TH ST, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: IZILDA ALMEIDA PRADO, 71 ROGUE MORALS ST APT 1, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941, EZIEDA CAMELO SILVEIRA, 536 TAMALPAIS DR, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by COPARTNERS. 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 OCTOBER 1, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018145496. The following individual(s) are doing business: PREVALENT PROJECTS, 61 THROCKMORTON AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: REGULAR DESIGN, INC., 61 THROCKMORTON AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 OCTOBER 1, 2018. (Publication Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 of 2018)
OTHER NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CIV 1803065. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Petitioner (name of each): STEPHEN WILLIAM HAMMOND has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Stephen William Hammond to Proposed Name: Steven Blake Hunsicker. 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: 10/10/2018, 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 pub-lished 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 circula-tion, printed in the county of Marin. DATED: AUG 28, 2018, Roy O. Chernus, Judge of the Superior Court, James M. Kim Court Executive Officer MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT By E. Chais, Deputy (September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 of 2018).
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CIV 1803272 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Petitioner (name of each): Rachel Lorraine Malloy has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Rachel Lorraine Malloy to Proposed Name: Sam L. Malloy 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: 10/26/2018, Time: 9:00am, Dept: B, Room: . 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: SEP 12, 2018 Roy O. Chernus Judge of the Superior Court James M Kim Court Executive Officer MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT By E Chais, Deputy (September 19, 26, and October 3, 10 of 2018)
By Amy Alkon
I’m a 29-year-old woman. My boyfriend of a year is a wonderful guy. I’ve always been a jealous person—very insecure about whether a guy really cares and is being faithful. I ruined my last relationship (with a nice, decent guy) by snooping in his email—finding nothing. I’ve started seeing a therapist, who tells me I am “anxiously attached.” She’s helping me work on this. My boyfriend suggested I also write you to see whether he could do anything to help.—Panicky
Many people find it comforting to believe there’s some benevolent force watching over those they love. You, on the other hand, favor a private detective with a fleet of drones who will also supply you with the video. Your therapist’s assessment that you’re “anxiously attached” comes out of research on our attachment behavioral system, our emotional framework that guides how secure or insecure we feel about our bonds with others. According to the late British psychiatrist John Bowlby, we each have internalized working models for how much we can count on others to stick by us and respond to our needs. Being anxiously attached seems to result from a mother or other early caregiver being intermittently cold or otherwise inconsistently comforting. It typically leads to needy, clingy, hyper-vigilant behavior, driven by fears of rejection and abandonment. Though the clingaramousness and Nancy Drew tactics of the anxiously attached can seem like ways of acting out, they’re actually attempts to get a romantic partner to ramp up his or her level of commitment—or at least offer reassurance about the commitment. Interestingly, it seems that the reassurance doesn’t have to come in spoken-word form. Psychologist Brooke C. Feeney found that (in the context of a close relationship) “affectionate touch . . . was an effective buffer against jealous feelings” for relationship partners at times when they are experiencing high levels of anxious attachment. In Feeney’s study, the affectionate touch simply involved one partner putting an arm around the other’s shoulder. But presumably, hugs, hair-petting, face-caressing and other forms of affectionate touch from your boyfriend would also help with the jealousy—shrinking the green monster to something more gecko-sized. Best of all, being regularly cuddly-wuddly with one’s partner isn’t exactly an odious chore. It’s surely preferable to the alternative: a relationship that feels like one long interrogation, though with better lighting and decorative accents from Bed, Bath, & I’d Better Not Catch Your Eyeballs Crawling Up My Sister.
I’m a 38-year-old single man. There’s this very pretty, very nice female trainer I see at my gym. I’d ask her out except that she has a huge tattoo of a diamond on her neck. Ugh. Total deal breaker. If it were a hidden tattoo (leg, hip, etc.), I’d deal. But I just can’t imagine myself, or any guy, bringing a girl with a huge neck tat home to meet the parents. Why would a woman do this?—Hate Ink
Tattoos are flesh billboards that sends different messages to different people, and are now more socially acceptable than ever. Three in 10 Americans have them, according to a 2015 Harris Poll. As for why, people often explain their tattoo or tattoos as a celebration or remembrance of something: “And there was my Everclear era in my early 20s—memorialized by this ‘No regerts’ tattoo.” However, evolutionary researcher Haley Dillon and her colleagues reviewed findings from cross-cultural research on tattooing and concluded that there are two main underlying motivations (subconscious evolved motivations) for people to go all human canvas. People get tats as symbols—interestingly, of either group membership or individuality or both. And they do it as a form of “costly signaling,” advertising to others that they are so crazy-healthy that they don’t need to worry about the health risks (which include bacterial infection and death, a rare serious bummer). Each of these underlying motivations is what’s called a “fitness display,” promoting a tattoo-ee’s excellence as a mate or cooperator, which should ultimately enhance their chances of reproductive success. Well, that’s the idea, anyway. You happen to favor virgin neck, which can lead to some awkwardness in asking a woman out: “Hey, can I treat you to dinner sometime—followed by two years of laser tattoo removal?” Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. @amyalkon on Twitter. Weekly radio show, blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon
For the week of October 10
ARIES (March 21–April 19) In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen describes his quest to glimpse the elusive and rarely seen creature in the Himalayas. “Its uncompromising yellow eyes, wired into the depths of its unfathomable spirit,” he writes, give it a “terrible beauty” that is “the very stuff of human longing.” He loves the snow leopard so much, he says, that it is the animal he “would most like to be eaten by.” I bring this up, Aries, because now would be a good time, astrologically speaking, for you to identify what animal you would most like to be eaten by. In other words, what creature would you most like to learn from and be inspired by? What beautiful beast has the most to give you? TAURUS (April 20–May 20) Richard Nelson is an anthropologist who has lived for years with the indigenous Koyukon people of Alaska. He lauds their “careful watching of the same events in the same place” over long periods of time, noting how this enables them to cultivate a rich relationship with their surroundings that is incomprehensible to us civilized Westerners. He concludes, “There may be more to learn by climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains.” I think that’s excellent counsel for you to employ in the coming weeks.
GEMINI (May 21–June 20) “It is sad that unless you are born a god, your life, from its very beginning, is a mystery to you,” writes Gemini author Jamaica Kincaid. I disagree with her because she implies that if you’re human, your life is a complete and utter mystery; whereas my observation has been that for most of us, our lives are no more than 80 percent mystery. Some lucky ones have even deciphered as much as 65 percent, leaving only 35 percent mystery. What’s your percentage? I expect that between now and Nov. 1, you can increase your understanding by at least 1o percent. CANCER (June 21–July 22) You Cancerians may not possess the mental dexterity of Virgos or the acute cleverness of Geminis, but you have the most soulful intelligence in the zodiac. Your empathetic intuition is among your greatest treasures. Your capacity to feel deeply gives you the ability to intensely understand the inner workings of life. It may be hard for you to believe that others are stuck at a high-school level of emotional skill when you have the equivalent of a PhD. Everything I just said is a prelude to my advice. In the coming weeks, I doubt you can solve your big riddle through rational analysis. Your best strategy is to deeply experience all the interesting feelings that are rising up in you. LEO (July 23–August 22) Do you ever
experience stress from having to be so interesting and attractive all the time? It may on occasion feel like an onerous responsibility to be the only artful egomaniac amid swarms of amateur egomaniacs. I have a suggestion that might help. Twice a year, celebrate a holiday I call Dare to Be Boring Week. During these periods of release and relief, you won’t live up to people’s expectations that you keep them amused and excited. You’ll be free to be solely focused on amusing and exciting yourself, even if that means they’ll think you’re dull. Now is an excellent time to observe Dare to Be Boring Week.
By Rob Brezsny
best use this gift? How might you take maximum advantage of the lucky breaks and bursts of grace that will be arriving? Here’s my opinion: be more focused on discovering possibilities than making final decisions. Feed your sense of wonder and awe rather than your drive to figure everything out. Give more power to what you can imagine than to what you already know. Being practical is fine as long as you’re idealistically practical.
SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)
How far is it from the Land of the Lost to the Land of the Lost and Found? What’s the best route to take? Who and what are likely to provide the best help? If you approach those questions with a crisply optimistic attitude, you can gather a wealth of useful information in a relatively short time. The more research you do about the journey, the faster it will go and the more painless it will be. Here’s another fertile question to meditate on: Is there a smart and kind way to give up your attachment to a supposedly important thing that is actually quite burdensome?
SAGITTARIUS (November 22– December 21) In her only novel, Save Me the Waltz, Zelda Fitzgerald described her main character like this: “She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.” That’s a bit too much like fairy-tale wisdom for me to endorse it unconditionally. But I do believe it may sometimes be a valid hypothesis—especially for you Sagittarians in the coming months. Your faith in yourself and your desire to have interesting fun will be even more important than usual in determining what adventures you will have. I suggest you start now to lay the groundwork for this exhilarating challenge. CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Russian philosopher George Gurdjieff taught that most of us are virtually sleepwalking, permanently stuck on automatic pilot, prone to reacting in mechanical ways to every event that comes our way. Psychology pioneer Sigmund Freud had an equally dim view of us humans. He believed that it’s our normal state to be neurotic; that most of us are chronically out of sync with our surroundings. Now here’s the good news, Capricorn. You’re at least temporarily in a favorable position to refute both men’s theories. In fact, I’ll boldly predict that in the next three weeks you’ll be as authentic and awake and at peace as you’ve been in years. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18)
In the late 19th-century, American botanist George Washington Carver began to champion the nutritional value of peanuts. His influence led to the plant being grown and used more extensively. Although he accomplished many other innovations, including techniques for enhancing depleted soils, he became famous as the Peanut Man. Later in life, he told the story that while young he had prayed to God to show him the mystery of the universe, but God turned him down, saying, “That’s for me alone.” So George asked God to show him the mystery of the peanut, and God agreed, saying, “that’s more nearly your size.” The coming weeks will be a great time for you to seek a comparable revelation, Aquarius.
PISCES (February 19–March 20) Every year,
proverb says, “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” I’m happy to let you know that you are currently more receptive to this truth than maybe you have ever been. Furthermore, you have more power than usual to change your life in ways that incorporate this truth. To get started, meditate on the hypothesis that you can get more good work done if you’re calm and composed than if you’re agitated and trying too hard.
people discard 3.3 million pounds of chewing gum on the streets of Amsterdam. A company named Gumdrop has begun to harvest that waste and use it to make soles for its new brand of sneakers, Gumshoe. A spokesperson said the intention was to “create a product people actually want from something no one cares about.” I’d love it if you were inspired by this visionary act of recycling, Pisces. According to my reading of the cosmic omens, you now have exceptional powers to transform something you don’t want into something you do want.
LIBRA (September 23–October 22) My astrological analysis suggests that life is conspiring to render you extra-excited and unusually animated and highly motivated. I bet that if you cooperate with the natural rhythms, you will feel stirred, playful and delighted. So how can you
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VIRGO (August 23–September 22) A Chinese
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