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4 This is one of many posters that has been submitted to the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest, which closes on Wednesday, August 16.


No matter where you stand on the serious social justice, political and climate issues confronting us all, expressing your feelings is the right of all Americans. Participation by youth in this conversation is especially important for their understanding of what makes a strong democracy. This summer Marin youth ages 12-18 have been invited to design an art poster that communicates their hope, optimism, concerns and social vision about the world in which we live. The deadline for poster submission for the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest (YPC) is fast approaching—Aug. 16. Please bring finished posters to Rileystreet Art Supply in San Rafael. The YPC provides great prizes for both the youth winners and their schools. For contest rules, prizes and details, visit Make a poster. Change our world. —Bruce Burtch

In Response to‘Eternity 2.0’[July 26] Die? Never!

Johnson awoke to a faint mewling in his head. He could not move. “Never mind the noise, that’s just the brain bots clearing out the cobwebs,” said the robot with the lab coat. “We’ll get your body turned on in a moment. It’s been more than 100 years since you were ‘Boxed Up.’ A lot has changed, as you can imagine. Your physical brain has been transferred to a digital storage facility. It has been mated to a robot body, which lasts a very long time. You no longer need food, water, air or sleep. You have no sex organs, but there is an app for orgasms that you can use once a week. Due to present circumstances having to do with the Great Disaster, you have been assigned the job of unobtanium miner. It can be a bit claustrophobic a mile under the surface, but we have tweaks for any psychological problems that may arise. It’s a little strange having your body controlled by the Big Machine, but you do have freedom of thought. Welcome to the Singularity Correctional Facility, Mars Colony.” Johnson wondered if there was a way to get his money back. —Everett Griffin

By Howard Rachelson

1 What 94-year-old aquarium is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park?


2 One of the most famous paintings of all time, the Mona Lisa, is located in what museum?

3 The 2009 film Avatar,

top-grossing film of all time, was set in a lush alien world named what?

4 The discovery of the world’s largest silver deposit, the Comstock Lode, prompted the U.S. government to offer statehood in 1859, to what ‘worthless’ region?


5 Built in Pittsburgh in 1905, one

of America’s first movie theaters had luxurious accessories and a piano, and was given what 11-letter name, based on its 5-cent entrance fee?

6 The city of Louisville, Kentucky

lies on what river with a state name?

7 Did the Dutch control New Amsterdam, the forerunner of New York City, for about 20, 40, 60 or 80 years? 8 What two Shakespeare play titles contain the name of a season of the year? 9 Can you name one Beatles song, and one by The Who, later recorded (cov-

ered) by Elton John?

10 On May 6, 1954, British athlete Roger Bannister set a world record by accomplishing, in three minutes and 59.4 seconds, what? BONUS QUESTION: Give the specific name for the amazing new tech device that first went on sale in July, 1976, for $666.66.

▲ Jorge Maravilla, you done us proud by being the first person to cross the finish line of the 40th San Francisco Marathon. It took our Mill Valley resident, a native of El Salvador, just two hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds to run the 26.2 mile route, almost three minutes faster than the second-place runner. Not surprisingly, Maravilla’s passion runs over into his professional life—he’s the general manager of the San Francisco Running Company, with locations in Tam Junction and San Anselmo. We’re sending a marathon amount of good energy his way as he continues training to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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Howard Rachelson invites you to upcoming team trivia contests on Tuesday, August 15 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, and Wednesday, August 23, at Restaurant Taste in San Rafael, inside Copperfield’s Books. Contact Howard at, and visit

▼ Scofflaws snatched an 11-weekold puppy seeking her forever home, and in a separate incident, a bandit absconded with a motorized wheelchair belonging to a veteran. The pup, a spaniel-beagle mix named May, was brought to an adoption event at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael by the Milo Foundation, a nonprofit rescue. By day’s end, May had vanished. Thankfully, after media publicity, May was mysteriously returned to Milo. While this tragedy had a happy ending, a disabled veteran is still missing his motorized wheelchair. A despicable creature commandeered the wheelchair from the parking lot of the Galilee Harbor in Sausalito. Contact the Sausalito Police Department if you have information on this wicked crime.—Nikki Silverstein

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Matthew Elias (in window) and Laine Ayre ( far left) worked together at Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness before teaming up to run The Bodega, a popular roving food truck.

Truck Stop

The Bodega food truck pairs high-quality eats with the freedom to travel By David Templeton

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ou have to climb over the seat to get in … watch out for the steering wheel!” So suggests a smiling Laine Ayre, who watches carefully as a visitor non-gracefully clambers aboard the cozy, culinary interior of The Bodega. Painted a vivid aquamarine on the outside, every square inch crammed with cooking supplies and fresh food on the inside, this roving restaurant on wheels would seem like just another food truck—except for the unusually large crowd of hungry

people out front, waiting to order some crisp and crunchy California street food. With San Anselmo resident Ayre handling the business/hospitality side of things, and Sebastopol-based chef Matthew Elias—formerly of Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness—skillfully working the grills and ovens, The Bodega, in just a few short months, has become one of the hottest new food trucks in the North Bay. Elias acquired the 22-year-old truck several months ago from a San Francisco chef who’d used it

to serve up a menu of PeruvianChinese Cuisine. With Ayre on board as a business partner, Elias dubbed the food truck The Bodega, and paid for its initial renovations with a GoFundMe campaign. “Restaurants are just so expensive to open these days,” Elias says. “That’s why so many really good chefs are getting into the food truck business. I want to feed people good food. The easiest way to do that, without a ton of capital on my end, is a food truck.” The mobility of a truck allows Elias to offer different kinds of

experiences, depending on where he parks it and what type of event he parks it at. “With a food truck, I can go anywhere,” he says. Asked what expansion looks like to a food truck owner, Elias admits that the two obvious pathways, should business keep going as well as it has, are to either add more trucks, eventually, or trade them in for a brick-and-mortar operation. Eventually. “Another truck would be interesting,” he says. “Maybe someday, down the road, with a


the farm. So I know firsthand the quality of the food I’m serving my customers.” Asked to define California street food, Elias laughs. “California street food is fun food,” he says. “Like tonight, we’re doing wings, a barroom staple, but made with fresh Petaluma chicken, with an interesting sauce made with garlic grown by a friend in Marin. It’s basically bar food, truck stop food, but made with better products than you’d probably find in most bars and truck stops.” “The menu changes every day, which is important,” Ayre adds. “The way I explain it to people is to tell them that we originally met at Saltwater, in Marin, where we were both working. He was the chef, I was front-of-house

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brick-and-mortar place at the end of the journey, in a couple of years. That would be great, but I think I’d like to just rock this food truck for a while, and not even think about those other possibilities.” One of Elias’ driving inspirations is the growing demand that restaurants—or food trucks— serve extremely fresh food, preferably acquired directly from the people who grew or raised it, mandatorily sourced right here in the North Bay. “We go to the farmers’ market, we see what our friends are growing, and then we figure out what the tastiest things are we can do with it,” he explains. “The guy we get our pork and beef from owns his own farm, I’ve known him forever, and even worked on

The Bodega’s ever-changing menu consistently features the signature fried organic chicken sandwich, complete with a house pickle.

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Chef Matthew Elias has working relationships with local farm owners, and prides himself on firsthand knowledge of the quality of the food that he prepares.

manager, and we knew we worked well together. Our goal with The Bodega is to serve food of that quality, on compostable, ecofriendly plates, for a fraction of the price. Out of a truck.” Today’s menu, for example, in addition to the wings, includes griddled delta asparagus, oysters on the half-shell, a beet hummus tartine on rye toast with a pickled farm egg and a fried chicken sandwich on a fresh English muffin. Those aforementioned daily changes aside, Elias says that he can’t not offer the fried organic chicken sandwich—already locked in as The Bodega’s signature dish—served with a green goddess coleslaw and a “house pickle.” “Gotta have a pickle,” Elias says, “or it’s not a fried chicken sandwich.” In response to a question about the craziest culinary concoction to have been served by Elias and Ayre so far, they say, simultaneously, “Last night!” “The truck was in the shop for a couple of repairs,” Elias explains. “But we were scheduled to do a drive-by at HenHouse Brewery. So we scrambled together, and set up an outdoor kitchen, and we ended

up serving 200 people. We weren’t able to fry anything, so no chicken sandwiches, but we came up with some interesting ways to serve smoked Italian sausages.” The duo’s improvisational approach applies to their business model as much as to Elias’ everchanging menu. Having started in Marin, Elias and Ayre hope to build a large fan-base there, eventually. They do a number of catering events, without the truck, but for strategic reasons, chose to launch the truck in Sonoma County, and points north. “I’m working on the permits to operate in Marin,” Elias says, “and if our dream comes true, we’ll be serving chicken sandwiches out of The Bodega in Marin sometime in the fall.” Until then, anyone eager to taste Elias’s inventive cooking can keep tabs on the truck’s day-to-day location by visiting The Bodega’s Facebook page. “Hey, we’re a food truck,” Elias says. “We change locations as often as we change our menu. Because we can. And because it’s more fun that way.”Y The Bodega, 707/344-3466;;

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We go to the farmers’ market, we see what our friends are growing, and then we figure out what the tastiest things are we can do with it. —Matthew Elias

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Upfront The University of San Francisco’s (USF) purchase of Bolinas’ Star Route Farms will forever protect the area from big-ticket development.


Bolinas’ Star Route Farms bought by USF By Tom Gogola


he “OG” of certified organic farming in California, Star Route Farms in coastal Bolinas, was bought by the Jesuit University of San Francisco this week, it was announced. News of this sale had been rumored for months around the various gossip-chewing maypoles of Bolinas, and this week the university announced that the deal had indeed gone down, as of Tuesday, July 8. University spokeswoman Ellen Ryder says the purchase price for the farm was $10.4 million, “which

included [the] property (land and buildings), equipment, business operations, etc.” The university will use the 100acre property as a teaching farm and community-outreach platform, and USF president Rev. Paul. J. Fitzgerald says in a statement that the purchase will enable and enhance “USF’s commitment to environmental and social justice,” central tenets of a Jesuit faith that encourages righteous activism in the name of Jesus and this hot and holy damaged planet of ours. The purchase will save Star Route for future generations of would-be

organic farmers, and it forever protects a glorious swath of West Marin from a feared onslaught of big-ticket developers who would turn the Bolinas Lagoon-side sprawl into, God help us, a condo complex. That was the fear, anyway, as the aging Star Route founder Warren Weber reportedly spent the past several years trying to find an appropriate buyer. Weber opened Star Route Farms in 1974 and runs it with his wife, Amy. It provides sustainable, organic vegetables—rows of kale are currently waving in the fresh foggy breeze of Bolinas—to restaurants

and markets around the Bay Area. Says Weber in a statement, “We are very pleased and honored that the University of San Francisco will continue the Star Route Farms legacy. We hope young people, entry-level farmers, and farmers around the world who struggle with conventional agriculture will learn from the passion and expertise that USF offers this enterprise.” Alice Waters, chef and author, and founder of the estimable sustainableand organic-only Chez Panisse in Berkeley, noted that “schoolsupported agriculture is an idea whose time has come” as she praised Weber for continuing the operation and launching an “interactive educational program that can be a model for the rest of the country.” Traci Des Jardins, the chef-owner of Jardinière in San Francisco says she’s been buying Weber’s product for decades. “The preservation and continuation of this visionary farm will play an important role in educating new generations.” Looking ahead, the new owners expect a seamless transition to a full takeover of the farm. Current operations will continue, and Weber’s employees’ jobs are safe, assures the university. Plans in the works include cross-disciplinary research, community education, “and programs focused on nutrition, biodiversity, sea level rise, and more.” Star Route has indeed come a long way in its pioneering role as California’s first organic-certified farm. Weber’s farm started as a five-acre tract that utilized horsedrawn plows and, as the university notes in its announcement, was a pioneer in adopting “production and post-harvest technologies such as precision planters and hydrocooling equipment which allowed it to bring the freshest possible product to market.Y

Correction: Because of a production error, last week’s Upfront story, ‘Fish or Cut Bait,’ contained several errors and copy-editing problems in need of correction. Most notably, a push by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to enact fishing regulations in New Jersey did not include commercial fishermen in its scope, as the story reported. The full corrected version is online. We regret the snafu.


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“Doctors pour Drugs of which they know little, to cure Diseases of which they know less, into human beings of whom they know nothing.” —Voltaire In everything, except for “health care, you judge by results. If you went to a restaurant, and you got food poisoning, or even just a bad meal and rude service, you wouldn’t go back. If you brought your car to a mechanic who didn’t fix your car, or worse, made it worse, you’d find a new mechanic. But all these years, you’ve gone to The Doctor, and never gotten well. You’re still sick and/or in pain, dependent upon drugs, worried about risky surgeries in your future. Time to question authority? Years ago, “holistic” was supposed to be a big deal. Far beyond holistic is “vitalistic,” which holds what you already accept, that your body is a selfregulating, self-healing organism, that it needs no help, just no interference. This is how true Chiropractic will help you… not the kind you’ve been to that is either a New Age supermarket or the kind offering a “spa experience.” True Chiropractic appreciates what you already know, that your body can heal itself, and will do so when there is no interference. Chiropractic neither adds (drugs) nor subtracts (surgery). I correct interference, through gentle chiropractic adjustments, by hand only, and get out of the way. The real authority is not Medicine. It is your own body’s Innate Intelligence. WANT HEALTH? Get your nervous system (which runs everything!) checked. Save $500. Exam, (digital) X-rays, neurological scans, reg. $670, for only $170. Call me, Dr. Harte (D.C.) at 415/460-6527, by Wed., Aug. 16th to see if you qualify. Serving Marin since 1981. Centrally located in Corte Madera. Open until 7 most nights. “i thought i was on the way out. now i feel aliVe again anD haVe hope for some quality of life.” — carol maher, noVato

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Zucchini is in abundance this time of year, and the possibilities for using it in recipes are endless.


Zucchini Zombies How to navigate squash season By Ari LeVaux


e can just cut straight to the point, because there isn’t much time. Nobody is even trying to sell them anymore at market. We are surrounded. They are swelling as we speak, and creeping steadily closer like zombies on steroids. If you don’t typically lock your door, now would be a good time to start. Behind the usual pleasantries, your neighbors are probing you for weakness, trying to decide who among you or your spouse would be most likely to break, and accept a bag-load. Gangs of farmhands will soon be roaming the streets, leaving zucchinis on porches and in unlocked vehicles. There are zucchinis growing in your compost pile, maybe. One way or another, you have or will have zucchinis on your hands. And that’s why I’m here. If not for the ideas, then for the encouragement. Any amount of zucchini can be handled, and probably with less effort than you

fear. If you can adopt a can’t-stopwon’t-stop approach, like the legs of a running back, you will eat a lot of zucchini, and you will like it. And it will be cheaper than what you would have made if you didn’t have zucchini. There is your pep talk; the ideas are out there. Oh, are they ever. As the comedian Joe Rogan has observed, “If you can imagine it, you can find it on the internet.” He was addressing a topic other than what to do with zucchinis, but nonetheless, anyone with access to a web browser can search for “zucchini ________.” Fill in the blank with whatever you have on hand, or whatever you can imagine. And if you draw a blank, reverse the question and try to name a food, any food, that cannot be made with zucchini. You can’t. Bread, soup, salad, pasta (as in, shredded into noodles) or steak (fried, grilled, broiled or breaded). Parmesan, ratatouille, and other Italian ways, as well as Thai style (in curry), Vietnamese style (with

cold noodles), Chinese style (with oyster sauce and whatnot), Russian style (fried) or Ari style (chocolate zucchini mayo cake). In fact, since it is my style, why not start with that Chocolate Zucchini Mayo Cake? It is so simple. • Step 1: Prepare chocolate mayo cake batter* • Step 2: Add grated zucchini to the batter before baking it, and mix it in • Step 3: Proceed *I got my chocolate mayo cake recipe from the jar of Hellmann’s mayo that we always had in the fridge growing up (this was one of several recipes that rotated through the labels on such jars). But the essence of mayo cake is that you substitute mayo for the eggs and oil in virtually any cake, including from a mix. The shreds of zucchini melt into the batter, where they act as the secret glue behind the moist glitter. They don’t interfere with the baking process, and they add moisture, fiber and density to the finished

product, even while hiding in the background. Consider peeling the larger individuals, as squash skins will toughen as they age. Like many sweet of tooth, I have a salty side as well. And the zucchini department is no exception. In summer, my quick and tasty go-to recipe is one that works with the honker monsters of summer, with no need to peel them. It works equally well in a pan, under the broiler or on the grill. It turns my kids into ravenous monsters, which is a great thing if it’s veggies they are ravaging. Slice a large zucchini thickly, up to an inch, and lay the slices on a tray. If there is room, add thick slices of onion as well. Sprinkle zucchini lightly with salt on both sides, and then pour on some olive oil (about 1/4 cup for a decent sized one), white balsamic vinegar (1 tablespoon), red balsamic (1 teaspoon) and soy sauce (1 tablespoon) and many hard shakes of garlic powder. Turn over the zucchini slices as a way of mixing the marinade and coating the slices, and then let them sit for a moment while you heat up your grill/pan/broiler. Don’t mess with the onions. Just leave them alone on the tray while you flip around the zucchini, and transfer them gingerly to the heat when it’s ready. Lay the zucchini and onions on the heat, and cook them until soft. In a pan they need no extra oil. On the grill, where they can be placed among the hamburgers, beware of flare-ups. These lusty, juicy steaks are light and fun to consume, and consume and consume, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch a family get full on zucchini. Those slices go well atop a burger as well, or in place of a burger on a bun. At the other end of the size spectrum, if you are so lucky to acquire some, are the baby zucchini, those finger-sized individuals that are small enough that they still have beautiful, edible flowers attached. They would do fine in the above marinade, as would any size of summer squash, but because they are so delicate they’d be more effectively enjoyed by a slow, gentle frying in butter, intact with the flowers on. Turn when brown, and add minced garlic before the final minutes of cooking. Or, if you want to batter coat and deep fry them, I most definitely won’t stop you. So now you have some ideas for what to do with squash at the extreme ranges of size. For all the zucchini in between, consult the internet.Y

band has been hard at work on their new album, Chasing Youth;

Punk: One Armed Joey—There’s a melodic quality to One Armed Joey that calls to mind ’80s bands like NOFX in the best way; fun, fast, catchy and cool; Metal: 2 Minutes to Midnight— This Iron Maiden tribute act has the chops it takes to rock like the British metal heads they emulate; facebook. com/pg/norcalmaiden707. Electronica: Eki Shola—Solo pianist and performer Eki Shola is influenced by her world travels and shares a spiritually connected message;

The results from our annual NorBays Music Awards readers’ poll illustrate the wide variety of musical talent right at our fingertips.


Golden Sound NorBays readers’ poll honors top talent By Charlie Swanson


ur annual NorBays Music Awards beefed up this year with a staggering 21 categories, including new spots for venues, festivals and more. The readers have spoken and the winners are: Blues: The Dylan Black Project— Soulful band of veteran musicians gets the crowds moving with uptempo rhythms and scorching solos; Country: Ammo Box—Southern rock and country outfit featuring members of Bay Area party band Notorious is new and already making noise in the scene; Americana: The Rhythm Rangers— Led by songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Kevin Russell, the Rhythm Rangers perform timeless and laid-back Americana musings that never fail to please; Folk: Oddjob Ensemble — Accordionist Kalei Yamanoha leads this Vaudevillian string band

and produces an eclectic array of traditional folk; Rock: Charley Peach—Vocalist Kaylene Harry’s powerful pipes front this hard-hitting and recently revamped power rock outfit out of Santa Rosa; Hip-Hop: Above Average—Young and high-rising MC writes, raps and plays video games, matching his lightning quick hand-eye coordination with a silver tongue that’s steadily maturing; R&B: The Soul Section—The eight-piece rhythm and blues revue band boasts a veteran core of players who draw from influences like Otis Redding and the Meters; Jazz: Cabbagehead—This improvisational sextet exudes spontaneous energy and advanced musicianship; Indie: The Highway Poets—The North Bay’s longtime favorite DIY

Acoustic: Nate Lopez—The instrumental solo guitarist makes the most of his eight-string guitar for dynamic melodies and inviting atmospheres; Singer/songwriter: Dave Hamilton—Hamilton has been perfecting an award-winning mix of folk and Americana for 40 years; DJ (Live): Joshua BluegreenCripps—Musician, event producer and DJ, Joshua BluegreenCripps does it all; and does it with a passion for local projects; DJ (Radio): Bill Bowker—Longtime North Bay Krush radio host is a champion of the arts, co-organizing the Sonoma County Blues Festival on August 19; Open Mic: Tuesday Open Mic at Brew—The weekly gathering of musicians, poets, comedians and others that join in the open mic at Brew is quickly gaining momentum; Venue or Club: HopMonk Tavern—With three North Bay locations, the HopMonk Tavern’s family of venues can’t be beat for outdoor entertainment; Promoter: Josh Windmiller—The founder of North Bay Hootenanny produces events that showcase local music; Music Festival: Railroad Square Music Festival—Not even a downpour of hail (in June!) could dampen the spirits of this popular summer event in Santa Rosa’s famed Railroad Square;

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Marin Shakespeare Company brings Ken Ludwig’s humorous ‘The Three Musketeers’ script to Forest Meadows Amphitheatre.


Contagious Fun ‘The Three Musketeers’ showcases comedy and loyalty By Charles Brousse


ombine one of Ken Ludwig’s guaranteed laugh-a-minute scripts, a cast that is gifted in the art of low comedy and a director who believes that there is no such thing as being overly broad when it comes to squeezing every last drop of humor out of the material and then adding a few more of his own invention—and what do you have? Answer: A noisy, exciting evening of theater that will probably send you away smiling. What I’m describing here is Marin Shakespeare Company’s superlively production of Ludwig’s dramatized version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel, The Three Musketeers, on view through

August 27 on the group’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre stage. Older readers of this column may remember the novel from their school days, when there was no Harry Potter fantasy or Stephen King thriller to occupy vacation time. First published in serialized form from March-July, 1844, it’s a highly romanticized tale of how dedication to honor, chivalry and heroism created a special bond among several members of King Louis XIII of France’s personal guards, expressed in their famous motto, “All for one and one for all.” Ludwig’s updated 2006 version proclaims the same message—many times!—but with a cheeky irreverence that befits today’s discomfort with self-proclaimed

heroes. It’s also a perfect platform for director Robert Currier’s style of physical comedy and his interjections of barely disguised satirical references to contemporary politics. Top it off with the contagious fun that everyone on stage seems to be having, and you have a formula that’s hard to beat. It’s 1625 and all of France is in turmoil caused by the power struggle between wacky but benevolent King Louis (Richard Pallaziol) and the scheming Cardinal Richelieu (Rod Gnapp). Against their elderly father’s (Pallaziol again) advice, the ingenuous young D’Artagnan (Jonah Robinson), accompanied by his sister Sabine (Anne Norland,

dressed as a man in a nod to feminist aspirations) travel to Paris determined to help defend the monarch and his queen, Anne of Austria (Anna Joham). There they meet a trio of fellow Gascons, Athos (Patrick Russell), Porthos (Jackson Currier) and Aramis (Dean Linnard). Unaware that they are Louis’ musketeers, D’Artagnan challenges each to a duel—on the same day, no less! His “adversaries” are amused by the chutzpah of this callow upstart, but before things get serious, they are attacked by a band of Richelieu’s men, and his bravery in battle convinces them that the lad has potential. In classical melodramatic style, Good and Evil face off against each other. Amid the general corruption, intrigue, adultery and murder, the musketeers with the white feathers in their caps hold firm to their noble mission and, in the process, demonstrate the overwhelming value of collegial loyalty. Marin Shakespeare Company’s large and capable cast features outstanding performances on both sides of the moral dividing line. The forces of darkness are led by Rod Gnapp’s Richelieu, Nick Mandracchia as his henchman Rochefort, and Elena Wright as the scheming Countess de Winter (aka Milady). Besides the musketeers, key defenders of Truth and Justice include Luisa Frasconi’s Constance and Anne Norland’s lively Sabine. Frankly, however, Ludwig’s/ Currier’s The Three Musketeers is not about plot or performances. It’s about fighting. Every few minutes, most of the show’s male characters are drawing their rapiers and having at it, back and forth across the wide stage, up and down steps. The wonder is that for all of the whirlwind of thrusts and parries, no one suffers injuries—a testimonial to the skill of fight director Richard Pallaziol (yes, the same Richard Pallaziol who appears as an actor in the play). I can only marvel at the hours of rehearsal that this level of coordination must have required. Make no mistake, Musketeers is not a great play. It’s a pleasant diversion with a positive message about the value of loyalty to one’s ideals—no more, no less. These days, that’s not a bad thing to have around.Y NOW PLAYING: The Three Musketeers runs through August 27 at Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael; 415/499-4488;

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The Highway Poets, ( from left) Taylor James, Rhyne Erde, Sebastian Saint James and Travis James, won this year’s NorBays Music Award for Best Indie.


The Highway Poets follow their own beat By Lily O’Brien


e call ourselves the musketeers,” says Sebastian Saint James, guitarist and lead singer for The Highway Poets, about he and his bandmates. “It’s all for one and one for all.” Their friendship—and their music—has grown over the years, although originally they came from very different genres—folk and blues, funk, jam band and even heavy metal. But after hanging out together for a while, they found common musical ground. “We decided to create a band together for fun and see if we could find a way to blend all these weird influences together and make something real, and unique and original,” Saint James says. “And I think over the course of the past nine years, we almost got that figured out.” That must be true, because the band has lots of upcoming gigs, including one at the Marin Art & Garden Center on Thursday, August 10. “I worked really, really hard to figure out what it is I have to offer,”

Saint James, 32, says, admitting to “some really dark, hard times in life.” He turned to music, hoping to build a bond with his father, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship. The band’s original songs range in style from acoustic folk and bluegrass to electric rock. “We have tried to develop a sound that can work at a coffee shop or work at a festival,” Saint James says, “but if you catch us playing at a festival, we’re going to throw a party, and we’re going to get funky and we’re going to get rock ’n’ roll.” A successful Kickstarter campaign last year financed the band’s latest recording, set to debut at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma on September 16. “We’re just trying to find the best version of ourselves,” Saint James says. “What we need to do is to get heard and liked by as many people as possible—by just being ourselves.”Y The Highway Poets, Thursday, Aug. 10, Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross; 5-7pm; 415/455-5260;

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The late actor Robert Mitchum, who would have turned 100 on August 6, is seen here in ‘Out of the Past.’


Indelible Idol The Rafael celebrates Robert Mitchum




By Richard von Busack


donis handsomeness and lizard-like strangeness, mixed in one cool, sleepy-eyed vessel, Robert Mitchum had his centennial last week. Beginning on Sunday, August 13, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center remembers this essential actor in a half-dozen movies from 1947-73. The closing film is director David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter (1970). Mitchum plays an Irish school teacher whose wife (Sarah Miles) favors a battle-scarred English soldier (Christopher Jones). Mitchum was indelible playing a brace of psychopaths. One is the hellish good old boy Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962), a brutally effective right-wing thriller. He’s even more frightening in the southern Gothic Night of the Hunter (1955). A mesmerizing Judas preacher (Mitchum) of the Depression is on the trail of a pair of orphans who may know where some stolen money is hidden. There is absolutely no movie like it.

River of No Return (1954), not bad, is a CinemaScope Otto Preminger Western with Marilyn Monroe as a lady of easy morals traveling with an Idaho sod-buster trying to reconnect with his son. But the Aug. 13 opener Out of the Past (1946) in 35mm is a masterpiece: A compass-spinning, epigrammatical noir with Mitchum in search of a strayed lady ( Jane Greer), while his old associate, the man who seeks her (Kirk Douglas) waits in the wings. Douglas threatens, “I’ll kill you. And I’ll promise you one thing: It won’t be quick. I’ll break you first. You won’t be able to answer a phone or open a door without thinking, ‘This is it.’” Whether death ever really caught up with a figure as cool as Robert Mitchum is an open question.Y Celebrating the Centennial of Robert Mitchum; Aug. 13 to Sept. 3; Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael; 415/454-1222;

Concerts MARIN COUNTY Crossroads Summer Music Festival Mark Karan, Michael LaMacchia, Book of Birds and others perform. Aug 13, 2pm. Free. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Dungen Swedish rock band plays in a redwood grove somewhere in Marin, with support from Oakland’s Once & Future Band. Location revealed after ticket purchase. Aug 12, 2pm. $30. The Shadows, private property, Nicasio.

SONOMA COUNTY Dr John & the Nite Trippers Enjoy an afternoon of blues on the lawn with the New Orleans legend and special guest opener Elvin Bishop. Aug 13, 2pm. $25 and up. Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Samantha Fish Upcoming rock guitarist and singer performs as part of her “Chills & Fever” tour. Aug 10, 8pm. $20-$25. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

NAPA COUNTY Emilio Solla Argentina-born and New York-based pianist and composer is one of the most outstanding musicians in the tango-jazz genre. Aug 13, 7pm. $10-$20. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258. Music in the Vineyards Monthlong, nationally acclaimed chamber music festival showcases the finest classical musicians in the picturesque settings of Napa’s wineries and venues. Through Aug 27. Napa Valley, various locations, Napa.

Clubs & Venues MARIN The Belrose Thurs, open mic night. 1415 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6422. Fenix Aug 9, pro blues jam with Wayne “Guitar” Sanders. Aug 11, Nzuri Soul. Aug 13, 11:30am,

Sunday brunch with Acoustic Embers. Aug 13, 6:30pm, Yolanda Rhodes. Aug 15, Hella Fitzgerald. Aug 16, pro blues jam. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600. Gabrielson Park Aug 11, 6:30pm, US Navy 32nd Street Brass Band. Anchor St, Sausalito. 415.289.4152. George’s Nightclub Sat, DJ party. Sun, Banda Night. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262. HopMonk Novato Aug 11, Choppin’ Broccoli. Aug 12, Charley Peach. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200. Insalata’s Aug 10, 5:30pm, Parker Grant. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Aug 9, Ted P birthday celebration. Aug 16, Fly by Train. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005. Marin Art & Garden Center Aug 10, 5pm, Highway Poets. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.455.5260. Marin Country Mart Aug 11, 6pm, Friday Night Jazz with Joshua Smith Jazz Ensemble. Aug 13, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Jeffrey Halford. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. Mill Valley Depot Plaza Aug 9, 6:30pm, concerts in the plaza with Jamie Clark Band. Aug 16, 6:30pm, concerts in the plaza with Dave and Reed Fromer. 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.1370. 19 Broadway Club Aug 9, Festival Speed Bluegrass. Aug 10, Sticky’s Backyard. Aug 11, 5:30pm, Pepa & Edgar. Aug 11, 9pm, Love Jet. Aug 12, 5:30pm, Clement Thomas Grey. Aug 12, 9pm, the On Ups with Loosely Covered. Aug 13, Sweet City Blues with Donna Spitzer. Aug 14, open mic. Aug 15, PB & the Jam. Aug 16, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. No Name Bar Aug 11, Michael Aragon Quartet. Aug 12, Art Khu Trio. Aug 13, Doug Nichols and friends. Aug 14, Kimrea & the Dreamdogs. Aug 15, open mic. Aug 16, Sun Hunter and Harmonic Law. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392. Oak Plaza at Northgate Aug 11, 6pm, San Francisco’s Ultimate Tribute to Journey. 5800 Northgate Mall, San Rafael. 415.479.5955.

Osteria Divino Aug 9, Joan Getz with Chris Huson. Aug 10, Passion Habanera. Aug 11, David Jeffrey’s Jazz Fourtet. Aug 12, Jake Leckie Trio. Aug 13, Brian Moran Duo. Aug 15, Ken Cook. Aug 16, Jonathan Poretz. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355. Panama Hotel Restaurant Aug 9, Lorin Rowan. Aug 10, Ricky Ray. Aug 15, Wanda Stafford. Aug 16, Rusty String Express. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Peri’s Silver Dollar Aug 9, the New Sneakers. Aug 10, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Aug 11, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra. Aug 12, Ann Halen. Aug 13, Thieves of Reason. Aug 14, open mic. Aug 15, the Bad Hombres. Aug 16, the Elvis Johnson Soul Revue 5-year anniversary. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Piccolo Pavilion Aug 13, 5pm, Bubba’s Taxi. Redwood and Corte Madera Avenues, Corte Madera. 415.302.1160. Rancho Nicasio Aug 11, Buck Nickels & Loose Change. Aug 12, Shana Morrison. Aug 13, 4pm, BBQ on the lawn with Asleep at the Wheel and Lipbone Redding. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219. Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar Aug 11, Wall of Rhythm. Aug 12, Tracy Rose Trio. Aug 13, Brian Campbell Trio. 250 Entrada Dr, Novato. 415.883.9477. San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Aug 11, 6pm, Akira Tana and the Secret Agent Band. 850 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.524.2800. Sausalito Seahorse Wed, Milonga with Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow. Aug 11, Revenant album release show. Aug 12, Void Where Prohibited. Aug 13, 5pm, Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion. Aug 15, Noel Jewkes and friends. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Aug 10, Sandy’s. Aug 11, Muncie. Aug 12, Just Friends. Aug 13, Digisaurus. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

CALENDAR Tennessee Valley Cabin Aug 11, 6:30pm, Juke Joint. 60 Tennessee Valley Rd, Mill Valley. 415.388.6393. Terrapin Crossroads Aug 9, Grahame Lesh and friends perform the music of the Mother Hips. Aug 10, Ross James’ Cosmic Thursday. Aug 11, Top 40 Friday dance party. Aug 12, 2pm, Bouncing Around the Backyard with Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band. Aug 13, 3:30pm, “Stories & Songs” with Phil Lesh and friends. Aug 13, 7:30pm, Midnight North. Aug 14, Grateful Mondays with Scott Law. Aug 16, Elliott Peck and friends. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. Throckmorton Theatre Aug 13, 5pm, Songwriter’s Circle. Aug 14, Summer Singing Workshop. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Trek Winery Aug 11, Plausible Deniability Band. Aug 12, Chime Travelers. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.

SONOMA Annie O’s Music Hall Aug 9, Friendship Commanders. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1455. Aqus Cafe Aug 9, the Aqus Jazz Project. Aug 11, the Cork Pullers. Aug 12, Aaron English and Elizabeth Hareza. Aug 16, West Coast songwriters competition. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060. Arlene Francis Center Aug 12, the Freak Accident with the Connies and Shark in the Water. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009. Bergamot Alley Aug 12, Midtown Social. Aug 15, the Pine Needles. 328-A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.8720.

Spitfire Lounge Second Thursday of every month, DJ Romestallion. Second Friday of every month, DJ Beset. 848 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.5551.

The Big Easy Aug 9, Wednesday Night Big Band. Aug 10, Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony with Tin Whiskers. Aug 11, the Reverend Shawn Amos and Parnell. Aug 12, the Grain with Saffell. Aug 13, Seventh Avenue. Aug 15, the Restless Sons. Aug 16, Clark Williams. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163.

Sweetwater Music Hall Aug 9, Live Dead ‘69. Aug 10, Shinyribs. Aug 11, Tainted Love. Aug 14, Jason Eady and Jackie Bristow. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Brewsters Beer Garden Aug 10, Bluegrass & Bourbon with Aaron Redner and friends. Aug 11, Fly by Train. Aug 12, the Beer Scouts. Aug 13, the Shots. 229 Water St N, Petaluma. 707.981.8330.


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B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille Aug 11, DJ Isak. Aug 12, DJ Willie. 400 First St E, Sonoma. 707.938.7110. Cellars of Sonoma Aug 12, John Pita. Aug 13, 2pm, Craig Corona. 20 Matheson Ave, Healdsburg. 707.578.1826. Cheryl Teach Music Aug 12, 6:30pm, free family jam. 4910 Sonoma Hwy, Ste C, Santa Rosa. 707.326.8797. Coffee Catz Aug 10, 3pm, Randall Collen & Todd Smith Jazz Duet. Aug 14, 6pm, open mic. Aug 12, 2pm, bluegrass jam. Aug 11, 3:30pm, PR Jazz Duo. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600. Congregation Ner Shalom Aug 12, Summer of Love dance party with the Thugz. 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 707.664.8622. Cooperage Brewing Co Aug 12, Electric Funeral with Lord Mountain and Ursa. 981 Airway Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.293.9787. Cornerstone Sonoma Aug 13, noon, Ricky Ray. 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.933.3010. Flamingo Lounge Aug 11, the Igniters. Aug 12, Orquesta Taino. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530. Graffiti Aug 11, the Peter Welker Sextet. 101 Second St, Petaluma. 707.765.4567. Green Music Center Aug 10, Jake Owen. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Guerneville Community Church Aug 13, 2pm, Allways Elvis. 14520 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707.869.2514. Hood Mansion Lawn Aug 11, 7pm, Funky Fridays with the Dylan Black Project. 389 Casa Manana Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.833.6288. HopMonk Sebastopol Aug 9, Sonny Landreth. Aug 10, Misner & Smith with Hollis Peach and Ismay. Aug 11, Green Light Silhouette. Aug 12, Saritah and Soul Majestic. Aug 15, open mic. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300. HopMonk Sonoma Aug 11, 5pm, King Willow. Aug 11, 8pm, Erica Sunshine Lee. Aug 12, 1pm, Craig Corona. Aug 12, 8pm, Peace of G. Aug 13, 1pm, Kyle Williams. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100. Hotel Healdsburg Aug 12, Jimmy Gallagher Trio with Adam Shulman and Miles Wick. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800. Ives Park Aug 9, 5pm, Pepperland and Bohemian Highway. Aug 16, 5pm, Annie Sampson and Haute Flash Quartet. Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol. Jamison’s Roaring Donkey Wed, open mic night. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.772.5478. KRSH Aug 10, 6pm, Kingsborough with Lungs and Limbs. 3565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.588.0707.

Lagunitas Tap Room Aug 9, Lipbone Redding. Aug 10, Siren & Steel. Aug 11, Jeffrey Halford. Aug 12, the Movers. Aug 13, Jimbo Scott. Aug 16, Erica Sunshine Lee. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Clubs & Venues

Main Street Bistro Aug 9, Ginetta’s Vendetta Jazz Trio. Aug 10, Susan Sutton. Aug 11, Brulee. Aug 12, the Rhythm Drivers. Aug 13, George Heagerty. Aug 15, Mac & Potter. Aug 16, Willie Perez. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501. Mc T’s Bullpen Aug 11, DJ MGB. Aug 12, the River City Band. Aug 13, DJ MGB. Aug 14, 5pm, Lithium Jazz. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377. Montgomery Village Shopping Center Aug 10, 5:30pm, Foreverland. 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3844. Muscardini Cellars Tasting Room Aug 12, 5:30pm, T Luke & the Tight Suits. 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood. 707.933.9305. Pellegrini Wine Company Aug 12, noon, Blues in the vineyard with MT & the Wolves. 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8680. Pongo’s Kitchen & Tap Aug 10, 6:30pm, Billy D. Aug 12, 6pm, Dom DeBaggis. 701 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.774.5226. Ray’s Deli & Tavern Wed, 6pm, open mic session with Levi Lloyd and Donny Mederos. 900 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.762.9492. Redwood Cafe Aug 10, Captain Paisley. Aug 13, 3pm, Celtic fiddle music. Aug 13, 6pm, Irish jam session. Aug 14, open mic with DJ Loisaida. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Catch Charley Peach, this year’s NorBay winner in the Rock category, at HopMonk Novato on August 12.

Twin Oaks Roadhouse Aug 10, Levi’s Workshop. Aug 11, Pacific Soundrise. Aug 12, the Receders. Aug 13, Sunday funday BBQ with Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill Aug 11, the Blues Defenders pro jam. 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

Viansa Winery Aug 12, noon, Pacific Standard. Aug 13, 12pm, Justin Brown. 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.935.4700.

Remy’s Bar & Lounge Aug 12, 10pm, Retro Saturday with Thrilla K and DJ Isak. 130 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.578.1963.

Whiskey Tip Aug 10, open vinyl night. Aug 12, eNegative and MSG. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.

Rio Nido Roadhouse Aug 11, Hour of Tower. Aug 12, Petty Theft. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Windsor Town Green Aug 10, 6pm, Boys of Summer. 701 McClelland Dr, Windsor.

Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub Aug 12, the Fitch Mountaineers. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.


Sonoma Cider Aug 11, the Highway Poets. 44-F Mill St, Healdsburg. 707.723.7018. Sonoma Speakeasy Aug 10, King Daddy Murr and Prince of Thieves. Aug 11, 6:30pm, Bruce Gordon. Aug 11, 8pm, the Acrosonics. Aug 12, 5:30pm, Full Circle. Aug 12, 8pm, Left Coast Syncopators. Aug 13, 5pm, Brandon Eardley. Aug 13, 8:30pm, Sonoma blues jam. Aug 15, American roots night. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

Beringer Vineyards Aug 12, 12:30pm, David Ronconi. 2000 Main St, St Helena. 866.708.9463. Blue Note Napa Aug 9, Parlor Social. Aug 10, the Oakland Stroke. Aug 13, 12:30pm, gospel brunch with Jackie Tolbert Gospel Ensemble. Aug 15, Silverado Pickups. Aug 16, Paula Harris and the Nate Ginsberg Trio. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258. Ca’ Momi Osteria Aug 11, Mike Annuzzi. Aug 12, LoWatters. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664.

Spancky’s Bar Aug 12, Sound House. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant Aug 12, Jinx Jones & the Kingtones. Aug 13, DJ Aurelio. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Theatre Square Aug 13, 3:30pm, Obsidian Sun. 151 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma.

Goose & Gander Aug 13, 1pm, PA Furnace. 1245 Spring St, St Helena. 707.967.8779.

Lyman Park Aug 10, 6pm, musical picnic with N2L Band. 1498 Main St, St Helena. Napa Valley Roasting Company Fri, jammin’ and java with Jeff Johnson. 948 Main St, Napa. 707.224.2233. Napkins Bar & Grill Aug 11-12, DJ nights. Aug 13, 11am, acoustic brunch with Doug Houser. Aug 15, 6pm, Gentlemen of Jazz. 1001 Second St, Napa. 707.927.5333. Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano Fri, live mariachi music. 1237 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4400. Pioneer Park Aug 10, 6:30pm, Decades. 1308 Cedar St, Calistoga. 707.942.2838. River Terrace Inn Aug 10, Nate Lopez. Aug 11, Craig Corona. Aug 12, Johnny Smith. 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.320.9000. Silo’s Aug 9, Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill. Aug 10, Miss Moonshine with Serf & James. Aug 11, Purple Haze. Aug 12, Garage Band 101 for adults. Aug 13, 2pm, Doug Houser. Aug 16, Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833. Susie’s Bar Wed, Open Mic Night with Randy Foisy. Aug 12, DJ night. 1365 Lincoln St, Calistoga. 707.942.6710. Veterans Memorial Park Aug 11, 6:30pm, the Singer & the Songwriter with the Grain and the Billy Martini Show. 850 Main St, Napa.

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MARIN Art Works Downtown Aug 9-Sep 22, “Waking Dreams,” Angelique Benicio’s paintings, sculpture and video evoke the fantasies of Grimm’s fairy tales. Reception, Aug 11 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119. Bubble Street Gallery Aug 12, “Marge Margulies,” pottery master displays and demonstrates. Reception, Aug 12 at 4pm. 565 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.339.0506. Falkirk Cultural Center Aug 11-Sep 29, “Fall 2017 Juried Exhibition,” see some of the best artwork from local artists in the beautiful Falkirk Mansion. Reception, Aug 11 at 6pm. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3438. Gallery Route One Aug 11-Sep 24, “Box Show 2017,” fantastical works of art that begin with a plain wooden box are on display in the 18th annual show. Reception, Aug 12 at 3pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

SONOMA Cooperage Brewing Co Aug 12, “Faces with Character,” conceptual photographer Dan Quinones shows the prints from his new portrait series. Reception, Aug 12 at 3pm. 981 Airway Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.293.9787. Finley Community Center Aug 9-Sep 21, “Fun Pun,” artist Sharona “ChaCha” Tracy presents an interactive show of sculptures made from found objects. Reception, Aug 9 at 5pm. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 8 to 6; Sat, 9 to 11. 707.543.3737. Sebastopol Library Aug 9-Sep 6, “Pentimento,” exhibit features multimedia works by local artists Alan Azhderian, Phyllis Grannis and Greer Upton. Reception, Aug 16 at 6pm. 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. Mon-Tues, 1 to 5 and 6 to 9; WedSat, 1 to 5. 707.823.7691.


Cavallo Point Lodge Through Oct 30, “Wonder & Awe,” renowned artist and award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows his 2D and 3D moving images, created as fine art for digital screens. 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 415.339.4700.

Arts Guild of Sonoma Through Aug 28, “Jennifer Whitfield Exhibition,” award-winning artist shows her mixed-media works, including her latest watercolor and pastel creations. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

Marin Community Foundation Through Sep 22, “Rising Stars,” exhibit includes seven artists who have been awarded an annual grant from the Pirkle Jones Fund. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Calabi Gallery Through Aug 19, “Forty Years of Ray Jacobsen,” a retrospective of the Sonoma Valley artist. 456 10th St, Santa Rosa. TuesSun, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070.

MarinMOCA Through Aug 13, “Light,” artist member group show explores light in several mediums, with “Intertwined” exhibits of woven glass by artists-in-residence Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen. 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 11 to 5. 415.506.0137. Osher Marin JCC Through Aug 25, “This Is Bay Area Jewry,” photo essay exhibition shows the diverse local community through intimate portraits. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000. Robert Allen Fine Art Through Sep 29, “Landscapes: Four Points of View,” group show features works on paper and canvas by Regina Case, Wendy Schwartz, Peter Loftus and Connie Smith Siegel. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800. Throckmorton Theatre Through Aug 27, “Driven to Extinction” exhibition of works by San Francisco sculptor Cynthia Jensen. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Charles M Schulz Museum Through Jan 14, “Behind Peanuts: Pigpen,” learn more about the popular character from Charles Schulz’s comic strip through original sketches and memorabilia. Through Nov 6, “A Friendship Like Ours,” rediscover enduring duos, from Peppermint Patty and Marcie to Snoopy and Woodstock, featured in “Peanuts” in this exhibition of original comic strips. Through Sep 10, “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night,” explores the theme of writing in “Peanuts” through original cartoons and family-friendly activities. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.579.4452. Chroma Gallery Through Sep 27, “Sightings,” juried photography show aims the lens at life’s often overlooked textures, patterns and juxtapositions. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.293.6051. City Hall Council Chambers Through Aug 24, “Jim Davidson: Globe Trotter,” Sonoma County photographer shows images of everyday life from around the world. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Town Books Through Aug 30, “Painting Explorations,” group show of acrylic and oil paintings by local artists. 411 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. Tues-Sat, 10 to 4. 415.526.3791.

Gallery One Through Sep 3, “Summer Small Works Invitational,” Donna DeLaBriandais, Lynn Davis, Joyce Kelly, Judy Klausenstock and Joanne Tepper exhibit. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Villa Marin Through Aug 30, “Waterworks,” Marin County Watercolor Society’s group show interprets water through visuals and textures. 100 Thorndale Dr, San Rafael. 415.492.2408.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center Through Aug 29, “FAUNA,” paintings and mosaics by Stacey Schuett display in Heron Hall. 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.


Petaluma Historical Library & Museum Through Sep 24, “Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers,” look back in time with visually rich portrait of Petaluma’s residents circa 185060. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 707.778.4398.

33 Arts Through Aug 21, “Beyond Recognition,” paintings by Jack Vernon. 3840 Finley Ave, Bldg 33, Santa Rosa. 415.601.5323. Aqus Cafe Through Aug 30, “The Bird Show,” highflying art. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Bay Model Visitor Center Through Sep 23, “Movement & Reflection,” Point Reyes Station artist Sue Gonzalez paints images of water inspired by Tomales Bay. Reception, Aug 19 at 11am. 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871.

Art Museum of Sonoma County Through Aug 27, “Eye Fruit: The Art of Franklin Williams,” show of unconventional art from the introspective and innovative 20th century artist is curated by noted art historian Susan Landauer. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.579.1500.

Bolinas Museum Through Aug 13, “Art We Wear,” exhibit shows decorated clothing of the counterculture expression from the 1960s to now. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330.

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi Through Sep 3, “Dialogues with Nature,” paintings by Bob Nugent are inspired by the Amazon River Basin. 8235 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. Tues-Sat, 11:30 to 2; TuesThurs & Sun, 5:30 to 9; Fri-Sat, 5:30 to 9:30. 707.795.9753.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Sep 3, “Showin’ on the River” juried show features work by member and invitational artists. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed, Thurs and Sun, 11 to 6. FriSat, 11 to 8. 707.775.4ART. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Oct 1, “Albert Paley: Thresholds,” solo show of the modernist metal sculptor features large-scale sculptures, drawings and maquettes. In addition, Paley’s works will be part of a public art installation in downtown Sonoma. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA. Steele Lane Community Center Through Aug 10, “North Bay







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7pm, Circle ‘n Squares Hoedown. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450.

Events Appraisal Clinic Bring your antiques, art, jewelry and more to be examined by appraiser Marcus Wardell and others. Aug 12, 10am. $40. History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, 707.579.1500. BI Olympics Becoming Independent hosts Olympicstyle event with 60 athletes competing in individual and team sports at Bailey Field. Aug 11, 11am. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 1.800.564.SRJC. CAPFest Annual fundraiser for Sloan House and Harold’s Home women’s shelters features Bros BBQ & Paella, live music, photo booth, silent auction and lots of fun. Aug 14, 5:30pm. $20-$35. Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma,

The Box Show, featuring imaginative creations that celebrate ‘out of the box’ art, opens at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station on August 12.

Industries Activity Center Showcase,” see mixed-media works from adults living at the Rohnert Park Rehabilitation Center. 415 Steele Ln, Santa Rosa. Mon-Thurs, 8 to 7; Fri, 8 to 5. 707.543.3282.

NAPA Caldwell Snyder Gallery Through Aug 16, “Melissa Chandon & Matt Rogers,” two California artists display in a joint exhibition of recent paintings. 1328 Main St, St Helena. Open daily, 10 to 6. 415.531.6755. di Rosa Through Oct 15, “Based on a True Story,” exhibition illuminates the hidden stories and connections of Northern California art history spanning the last six decades. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10 to 6. 707.226.5991. Napa Valley Museum Through Aug 20, “Sound Maze,” interactive installation created by composer and inventor Paul Dresher includes a dozen original musical instruments to experience. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Demetri Martin Standup star has been seen on his own Comedy Central show and appears in his current “Let’s Get Awkward” tour. Aug 12, 8pm. $35-$60. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa, 707.259.0123. Desi Comedy Fest Indian-born comedians Arish Singh and Abhay Nadkarni headline a showcase of standups from South Asian communities. Aug 15, 8pm. $17-$22. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill

Valley. Gabriel Iglesias Popular standup star celebrates 20 years of comedy on his “Fluffy Mania” tour. Aug 11, 7:30pm. $25 and up. Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040.

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Charles M Schulz Museum 15-Year Anniversary Jeff Smith, creator of award-winning graphic novel “Bone,” headlines an all-day cartooning celebration with several special guests, prizes and goodies. Aug 12, 10am. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, 707.579.4452. Clover Artisans See artisan-made goods and enjoy refreshments, music and more. Aug 16, 5pm. Free. Clover Artisans, 603 Second St, Petaluma,

Skate, 6100 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park. 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. Sonoma County Fair The fair’s theme of “Holidze” is highlighted, with concerts, carnival, hall of flowers, art, livestock and wine country horse racing. Through Aug 13. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.545.4200. Sonoma County VegFest Celebration of compassionate, healthy and environmentally responsible living includes speakers, food and drink, vendors, cooking demos and more. Aug 12, 11am. $5/ kids 13 and under are free. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, StoryNights Performers, actors, comics and writers share personal stories live onstage. Aug 9, 7:30pm. $18. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Tour d’Organics Annual West Sonoma County recreational bicycle ride with four routes and stops at local organic farms ends with a communal meal and live music. Aug 13, 11am. $45-$99. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, Vintage Trailer Hitch-Up Third annual showcase features over two dozen classic travel trailers, live music, beer and wine and outdoor fun. Aug 12, 11am. $15$20. Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, 3801 St Helena Hwy, Calistoga, 707.255.1836.

Science Fiction & Science Comedy Standup comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola and self-proclaimed science comedian Brian Malow appear. Aug 10, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

The French Market Outdoor antique market features vintage, retro and antique furniture, decor, clothing, jewelry, housewares and more. Crepes and live music add to the ambiance. Sun, Aug 13, 9am. Free admission. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael,

Skits Under the Stars Transcendence Theatre Company hosts a night of art and music open to the community. Aug 9, 6pm. Free. Muscardini Cellars Tasting Room, 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 707.933.9305.

Greek & Middle Eastern Food Festival Eat, drink and enjoy traditional Mediterranean food and music in this 11th annual festival. Aug 12-13, noon. Free admission. St. George Orthodox Church, 7311 College View Dr, Rohnert Park, 707.583.3992.

Alcatraz Island Tour Narrated tours by local experts cruises around Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Sat, 2:30pm. Through Sep 30. Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, 21 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2131.

Standup Comedy at Laugh Cellar Comedians Yayne Abeba, Jill Maragos and others take the stage. Aug 12, 7pm. $20. The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Ross. 707.282.9319.

Laurel House Antiques Sidewalk Sale Shop for bargains in antiques, vintage, retro, jewelry and much more. Aug 16, 10am. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.8472.

Will Durst Standup veteran’s new solo “Durst Case Scenario,” is a comedic exploration of the time of Trump. Aug 12, 8pm. $30. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.

Locals’ Day at the Barlow Jam-packed with discounts, two-for-onetastings, freebies and other offerings from nearly 30 makers and merchants. Thurs. Barlow Event Center, 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol, 707.824.5600.

Bat Potluck & Hike Late afternoon and evening walk explores bats and other nighttime critters, with a potluck dinner and optional campout. Registration required. Aug 12, 4:30pm. Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 8759 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental,


Napa Town & Country Fair Fair is themed “Wheels & Squeals!” and features carnival rides, farm activities, exhibits and other fun. Aug 9-13. $10-$13/kids and under are free. Napa Valley Exposition, 575 Third St, Napa,

Knights of Columbus Hall Tuesdays, 6pm, Learn How to Swing Dance!, monthly series is for beginners looking to Lindy Hop. 167 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo. Monroe Dance Hall Aug 11, 7pm, West Coast Swing Party. Aug 12,

Roller Derby The local Resurrection Roller Girls go headto-head with Derby Republic in a rolling bout of action. Aug 12, 6:45pm. $5-$12. Cal

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Bike the Watershed Easy, fun, and educational ride for young and old goes out to China Camp. Aug 12, 10am. By donation. Lagoon Park, Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, Park Rx Hiking for fitness series continues. Aug 12, 9am. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, 707.833.5712. Sunset & Bay Cruises Pack a picnic dinner and bring the whole family for a summer evening on the waters of the bay. Fri-Sat, 6:30pm. Through Oct

28. Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, 21 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2131.

Watershed Perspectives Docent-led nature walk explores the shady creeks of the laguna. Pre-registration required. Aug 12, 9am. $20. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.527.9277.

Film The Adventures of Prince Achmed Swedish rock band Dungen provides a heavy soundtrack to the screening of the oldest surviving animated feature film in the world. Aug 13, 6pm. $23. Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma, 707.938.5277. Culture Clash Tiburon Film Society presents the documentary on generations of immigrants and their differing experiences in the United States. Aug 10, 6:30pm. Free. BelvedereTiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon. 415.789.2665. Darker Side of Oz Eleventh annual screening event matches film with music. Aug 12, 8:30pm. Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 707.795.7868. Dashi Journey Documentary follows Tokyo chef Shinobu Namae’s quest to visit the source of two ingredients that make up dashi: kombu (seaweed) and katsuobushi (cured bonito). Aug 13, 3pm. $25. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg, 707.431.7433. The Misfits Arthur Miller-penned, and John Hustondirected, 1961 drama marked the final completed film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Aug 14, 7pm. $10. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma, 707.996.9756. Movie Night on the Green Weekly evening double feature screens an animated kids movie classic and a Wes Anderson cult favorite. Wed, 5:30pm. Through Aug 23. Free. Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. Movies in the Park Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks hosts outdoor screening of “The Secret Life of Pets.” Aug 11, 7:30pm. Free. Howarth Park, 630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.543.3425. Saltwater Buddha Summer film and discussion series welcomes author Jaimal Yogis for a screening of the film based on his book. Aug 16, 6:30pm. Free. Diesel Bookstore, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.785.8177. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk Iggy Pop narrates documentary about the Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on Berkeley’s 924 Gilman Street music collective. Screening features special

4pm. $40. Liana Estates, 2750 Las Amigas, Napa, 707.963.3600.

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Wine & Dine Wednesdays Weekly three-course offering showcases local wines and music by Michael Hantman. Wed. $36. Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, 707.433.7222.

Austin Creek Sunset Dinner Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods hosts the dinner to honor the legacy of world renowned potter Marguerite Wildenhain and support Pond Farm Pottery. Aug 12, 5pm. $125. Austin Creek State Recreation Area, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, Farm-to-Table Dinner Series Monthly open-air feast features wine experts and master gardener and farmer Tucker Taylor combining forces for fresh menus that highlight local harvests. Sat, Aug 12, 4:30pm. $175. Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton, 707.576.3810. Festival Gastronomico Salvadoreno Tribute to the Salvadorian gastronomy and Salvadorian restaurants in Northern California features exotic specialty dishes, beers and drinks from El Salvador. Aug 13, 10am. $20-$30. Lagoon Park, Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800.

Wines & Sunsets in Paradise Enjoy fine wines and spectacular summer sunsets, with live music and gourmet food trucks. Wed, 5:30pm. Through Oct 25. $10$15. Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa, 707.528.9463.

City Kids Festival Event features food, games, crafts and distributes filled school backpacks to children in need, grades K-8. Pre-registration is required for the backpacks. Aug 12, 10am. Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.578.1830. Comic Camp Learn to create your own cartoon characters and worlds with cartoonist Barbara Golden. Through Aug 10. $125. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St, Petaluma, 707.762.5600. Fencing Adventure for Kids Kids 7-12 can get the fundamentals of this fun sport. Through Aug 11, 10:30am. $160. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, 707.823.1511.

Inglenook Harvest Party Inglenook’s courtyard transforms into an Italian Street Festival, complete with traditional food stations and live entertainment. Aug 12, 7pm. $180. Inglenook Winery, 1991 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, 707.968.1161.

Caregiver Support Group Groups for those caring for loved ones with a dementia-related illness are led by professional, credentialed facilitators. Sat, Aug 12, 10am. Campbell Hall & Garden, 70 Santa Rosa Ave, Sausalito.

Olive Odyssey Learn about the history of the olive in California and how to make olives edible without lye, then enjoy an olive-inspired lunch and tasting. Pre-registration required. Aug 13, 10am. $90. The Olive Oasis, 7820 Apple Blossom Lane, Sebastopol, olivedon@ Oyster Shuckin’ Saturday Enjoy an assortment of fresh and freshly shucked oysters. Aug 12, 2pm. Muscardini Cellars Tasting Room, 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 707.933.9305. Stone Fruit Celebration Get sweet and savory recipes for cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots with chef Jill Silverman Hough. Aug 10, 6:30pm. $95. Ramekins Culinary School, 450 W Spain St, Sonoma, 707.933.0450. Summer Wine Tasting & Cornhole Tournament Carneros Wine Alliance invites the community to this inaugural event. Aug 12,

Wed 8/9 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $30–$67 • All Ages

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with Live Dead ‘69 Thu 8/10 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $17–$20 • All Ages Shinyribs with The Bitter Diamonds Fri 8/11 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $27–$32 • 21+ Tainted Love The Best of the 80’s Live! Sun 8/13 • Doors 2pm ⁄ FREE • All Ages

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Gravenstein Apple Fair Celebrate all things apple at this popular event that includes live music on two stages, arts and crafts vendors, local food, wine, cider and beer, children’s corner, chef ’s tent and much more. Aug 12-13, 10am. $10-$15. Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Rd, Sebastopol,

Napa Valley Wine Library Association Tasting Dozens of wineries pour a current release as well as an older vintage they feel embodies the classic expression of that wine. Aug 13, 4pm. Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, 707.257.5495.



Curator’s Lens Lunchtime art talk gives a behind-thescenes look at conceptual art in the Bay Area with a panel of experts. Aug 11, 11:30am. $5. di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, 707.226.5991. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Twelve-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Sat, 8am. All Saints Lutheran Church, 2 San Marin Dr, Novato, 781.932.6300. Foster Talks Bay Area Launch New talk series about foster care looks at finding innovative solutions and ideas to fix the foster care system. Aug 12, 1pm. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa, 707.528.3009. Guided Meditation Teaching & Practice Pristine Mind Foundation hosts class with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche. Aug 13, 10am. St Vincent’s School, 1 St Vincent Dr, San Rafael. 415.526.3778. Late Summer & Fall Vegetable Gardening Marin master gardener Joe Jennings discusses seed planting for the fall, garden transitioning, fertilizing and more. Aug 14, 2pm. San Anselmo Library, 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo. 415.258.4656.


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The Trees We See Nature hike highlights the several native trees found in the park. Aug 12, 9:30am. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, 707.833.5712.

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Lou Dillon: Harness Racing Queen Learn about the Santa Rosa born and bred horse who became a champion and later traveled to Europe and Russia on exhibition. Aug 11, 6:30pm. $15. History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, 707.579.1500.


donation. Redwood Theatre Company Studio, 440 Moore Lane, Healdsburg, The Foreigner Hilarity ensues when a British demolition expert visiting a rural Georgia fishing lodge learns a series of bizarre revelations about his fellow lodge guests. Suggest for mature audiences. Through Aug 13. $12-$22. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, 707.829.2214.

The Marin Singing Tree Conversation and creative art series promotes conflict resolution and personal connection. Aug 11, 5:30pm. Free. Town Center Corte Madera, 770 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera.

Inappropriate in All the Right Ways Award-winning playwright and performer Ann Randolph fuses her trademark irreverent observations with audience participation in a transformative theatrical experience. Aug 12, 7pm. $35. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

Mixed Media & Collage Workshop Terri Froelich focuses on a variety of photograph image transfer processes and the integration with other mediums in a twopart program. Registration required. Aug 15, 6:30pm. $245. The Image Flow, 401 Miller Ave, Ste A, Mill Valley. 415.388.3569.

Katie Ketchum Solo Show National Endowment recipient performs excerpts from three of her one-womanmusicals about historical figures Mary Cassatt, Clara Schumann and Mary Magdalene. Fri, 7:30pm. Through Aug 11. $20. Dream Portal Studio & Gallery, 500 N Main St, Sebastopol, 707.827.3288.

Nia Class Debbie Rosas leads a class of the cardio-dance movement form that she created in Marin in the early ‘80s. Aug 12, 6:30pm. BodyVibe Studio, 999 Anderson Dr, Ste 170, San Rafael. 415.577.4621. Southern Marin Toastmasters Improve your public speaking skills at the weekly meet-up. Wed, 6:45pm. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, eloquent.toastmastersclubs. org. Spiritual Healing Weekly meeting covers various topics, with meditation and individual healing treatment. Fri, 7pm. Spiritist Society Towards the Light, 1 Simms St, San Rafael, 707.225.5762. Sunlight Chair Yoga Learn yoga at all ages and levels of health and mobility. Wed, 12:15pm. BodyVibe Studio, 999 Anderson Dr, Ste 170, San Rafael. 415.689.6428. When in Bloom Natasha Drengson leads a flower arrangement workshop, utilizing fresh flowers. Aug 12, 10am. $35. Sonoma Garden Park, 19990 Seventh St E, Sonoma.

Readings Book Passage Aug 9, 7pm, “Science in the Soul” with Richard Dawkins. $32. Aug 10, 7:30pm, “Traveling with Ghosts” with Karen Joy Fowler and Shannon Leone Fowler. Aug 11, 8pm, “Bound to Freedom” with Lisa Kristine. Aug 12, 6pm, Frommer Guides 60th Anniversary Celebration with Pauline Frommer. Aug 12, 8pm, “How to Be a Travel Writer” with Don George. Aug 14, 7pm, “The Good Daughter” with Karin Slaughter. Aug 15, 7pm, “The Quiet Child” with John Burley. Aug 16, 7pm, “The Education of a Coroner” with John Bateson. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960. Healdsburg Copperfield’s Books Aug 11, 7pm, “On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service” with Rhys Bowen. 106 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.433.9270. Healdsburg Shed Aug 10, 2pm, Luminarias, an afternoon of bilingual storytelling with Salvadoran/

On August 16 at Diesel Bookstore in Larkspur Landing, join author Jaimal Yogis for a screening of the film ‘Saltwater Buddha,’ based on his book that blends Buddhism and surfing.

American Children’s Author René Colato Laínez. Free. Aug 12, 2pm, “In Full Flower” with Gemma Ingalls. 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433. Jack London State Park Aug 12, 4pm, Jack London Short Story Read Aloud, with docent Doc Stull. 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216. Point Reyes Books Aug 13, 6pm, “Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow” with Peg Alford Pursell. 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1542. Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Aug 11, 7pm, “The Marriage Pact” with Michelle Richmond. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938. Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books Aug 11, 7pm, “Grace Without God” with Katherine Ozment. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.2618. The Sitting Room Third Wednesday of every month, 2pm, Sitting Room book club. 2025 Curtis Dr, Penngrove. 707.778.3972. Sonoma County Fairgrounds Through Aug 13, Redwood Writers at the Sonoma County Fair, authors of every genre appear daily to sell, sign and read from their published works. 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. Studio 333 Aug 10, 7pm, Why There Are Words, seven acclaimed authors explore the theme of singularities in their works. $10. 333 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.8272.

Yo el Rey Roasting Third Tuesday of every month, poetry night. 1217 Washington St, Calistoga. 707.942.1180.

Theater The 39 Steps Ross Valley Players presents the 2005 farcical version of the classic Hitchcock mystery. Through Aug 20. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, Broadway Under the Stars Transcendence Theatre Company’s summer series presents “Fascinating Rhythm,” filled with spectacular music and dance featuring Broadway performers. Through Aug 20. $45 and up. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, TTCsonoma. org.

Keith Moon: The Real Me Stage show captures the the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock’ n’ roll. Aug 11-Sep 10. $20-$35. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, Lucky Shorts Short stories written by local authors are performed by Lucky Penny actors. Aug 13, 2pm. $15. Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa, 707.266.6305. Private Lives, Private Lies North Bay playwright Dianna L Grayer’s original play about the struggles and joys of eight LGBTQ characters plays for one weekend only. Aug 12-13. $20-$25. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg, 707.433.6335. The Three Musketeers Marin Shakespeare Company’s 28th annual summer festival presents a swashbuckling adventure adapted from the novel. Through Aug 27. $10-$37. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael,

Circus Vargas Goggles, gears and gadgets set the stage for the original retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque, with pre-show kids’ activities. Through Aug 13. $17 and up. The Village at Corte Madera, 1618 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera, Fairy Worlds 6th Street Playhouse produces a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Aug 10-Sep 2. Shakespeare in the Cannery, 3 West Third St, Santa Rosa, The Farce Awakens “Star Wars” parody features original songs and lots of laughs. Through Aug 13. By

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142588. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CHARTER PROPERTIES, 2300 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: BEVERLY J. GIRAUDO, PAMELA PASQUAN, STEPHEN L. PASQUAN, 2300 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. The business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. 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, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142602. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BOMBAY GRILL, 1444 4TH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BOMBAY GRILL NORTH INDIAN CUISINE ENTRPRISES INC, 1444 4TH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The 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 14, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File

No: 2017-142601. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: FAUX REAL LASHES & WAXING, 1114 GRANT AVE., NOVATO CA 94945: SARAH ROSEBERG, 51 MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The 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 14, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142582. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: AP APPLIANCE REPAIR CO, 75 ROSE ST, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: OLEG BORISSOV, 75 ROSE ST, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registration expired more than 40 days ago and is renewing business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 13, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142664. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: KATYBIRDS 1821 4TH ST, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KATHRYN ELLEN BALTHAZAR, 6 EAST DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. The

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 24, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142652. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: LE’S THERAPY 761 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD SUIT B, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: NHUNG M LE, 2219 12TH AVE, OAKLAND, CA 94606. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is renewing filing with changes and is 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, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142529. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: MARSHALL MOTOR WORKS, 1345 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARSHALL AND MARSHALL LLC, 1345 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant is renewing filing with changes and is transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed

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PublicNotices with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 06, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142647. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: MA LLC INVESTMENTS, 12 CHATEAU PLACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LOUIS A. FERRARI, JANIS L. FERRARI, 12 CHATEAU PLACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The 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 July 21, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142566. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: THE MODERN BEAUTIQUE, 1104 MAGNOLIA AVE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: CONNIE LO, 1810 ESPANOLA DRIVE, SAN PABLO, CA 94806. The 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 July 12, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142678. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: JIE LEE DESIGNS, 76 MANZANITA ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: JIE L GRADY, 76 MANZANITA ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The 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 25, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142593. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: SLACKER FINGERBOARDS, 509 THE ALAMEDA, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94969: JAMES T LEVIEUX, 509 THE ALAMEDA, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94969. The 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 July 13, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142680. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: 818MEDIA, 818 5TH AVENUE, SUITE 101, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CUSTOM MEDIA SR INC, 818 5TH AVENUE, SUITE 101, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The 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 25, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142537. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: SANDVOLL LANDSCAPE, 5755 HIGHWAY ONE, BOLINAS, CA 94924: HEIDI ANN GROSS, 5755 HIGHWAY ONE, BOLINAS, CA 94924. The 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 July 06, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142513. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: MOUNTAIN BIKE SAN FRANCISCO, HERO DIRT ADVENTURES, RIDE SAN FRANCISCO, 40 MANOR ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: NORCAL MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES LLC, 40 MANOR ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The 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 05, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142633. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BIG

ISLAND PLUMBING CO, 2 CARSON ROAD, WOODACRE, CA 94973: GLENN LOPES, 2 CARSON ROAD, WOODACRE, CA 94973. The 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 19, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142272. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: HEART AND MIND EQUINE, 17 LAUREL AVE, WOODACRE, CA 94973: ALANE FREUND, LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, INC., 17 LAUREL AVE, WOODACRE, CA 94973. The 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 May 26, 2017, and thereafter published on June 21, June 28, July 05, and July 12 2017 with an incorrect file number of 142329. (Publication Dates: August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142700. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: WEBSTER COACHING, 125 CLAYTON STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EDWIN H WEBSTER, MEGAN S WEBSTER, 125 CLAYTON STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The 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 July 28, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142574. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BAY LOVES, 47 MOORE ROAD, NOVATO, CA 94949: JENNIFER L DYSON, 47 MOORE ROAD, NOVATO, CA 94949: The 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 12, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30 of 2017)

OTHER NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No: CIV 1702632. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner HASAN KABIR ALY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: HASAN KABIR ALY to AZIM KABIR. 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: 09/15/2017 AT 09:00 AM, DEPT E, ROOM: E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive Room 113, San Rafael, CA 94913. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date of filing: July 20, 2017. (Publication Dates: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 of 2017) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT FROM USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME. File No: 304775. The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office on April 19, 2017, Under File No: 2017142046. Fictitious Business name(s) IMUA PRODUCTIONS COMFORTABLE FITNESS, 247 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: THIAGO SILVA, 247 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901.This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County

on July 14, 2017 (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No: CIV 1702765. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DARIIA TERENTIEVA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: DARIIA TERENTIEVA to DARIA BORSUK. 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: 09/11/2017 AT 09:00 AM, DEPT E, ROOM: E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive Room 113, San Rafael, CA 94913. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date of filing: July 31, 2017. (Publication Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHARLES HERSHEL WILEY; Case No. PR-1702727 filed on July 27, 2017. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CHARLES HERSHEL WILEY. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN by BRAM CHARLES WILEY. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BRAM CHARLES WILEY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils

are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action). The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: SEPT 18, 2017 at 9:00 am. In Dept. J, Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94913. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California Statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: Elizabeth A. Tresp, 341 S. Cedros Ave, Suite F., Solana Beach, CA 94903. Telephone: 858-248-2779. (Publication Dates: August 9, August 16, August 23 of 2017)

By Amy Alkon


A guy my girlfriend dated seven years ago is now an aspiring artist, and he gave my girlfriend one of his paintings. It’s abstract, splashy and horrible. I find it disrespectful of him to give it to her (because she’s in a relationship). She said he does lots of paintings, sells almost none and gives them as gifts to all of his friends. I asked her to throw it away, but she said that would be “too mean” and shoved it under the bed. Am I being overly jealous, or is it wrong to accept gifts from exes?—Chafed


Art—especially abstract art—says different things to different people. To you, the painting screams, “Ha-ha, I had sex with your girlfriend!” To everyone else, it’s probably an expression of a moment—the one that came seconds after, “Outta the way! I had some bad clams!” It makes sense that a gift from a guy to your girlfriend would set off your internal alarms. Consider, as evolutionary behavioral scientist Gad Saad points out, that one sex—the male one—woos (as in, tries to get the other into bed) with gifts. When a guy arrives to pick a woman up, she doesn’t open the door with, “Surprise, bro! Got you these roses! Take off your pants!” As I somewhat frequently explain, this difference comes out of how sex can cost women big-time in a way it doesn’t cost men—with pregnancy and the 18-year after-party. So, women evolved to go for men who are willing and able to invest, and gift-giving can be a signal of that. Your being upset over the painting could be a subconscious reaction to this. But considering that this guy is handing out paintings like they’re “We Buy Gold!” leaflets, this gift to your girlfriend is probably a sign of a few things: He paints badly (though prolifically) and lacks storage space. In general, as for whether it’s OK to accept gifts from exes, context counts. Are there still feelings? Was the ex’s gift, say, a tire jack or a diamond-encrusted thong? Because this was just an ugly painting given to your girlfriend by a friend, she did the kind thing and accepted it. So maybe just appreciate that her willingness to shove it under the bed relieves you of the need to suggest an even better location: A la, “Can I offer you a steak—mesquite-grilled with just a hint of carcinogenic paint fumes?”


I’m a 31-year-old woman, and I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 10 months. I was hoping to get married eventually. Well, my friend goes to this famous “relationship coach” who says that if a guy doesn’t ask you to marry him within the first year, he never will. Is that true? It’s making me feel anxious and worried that I’m wasting my time.—Two More Months?


It’s comforting to believe that somebody has the magical knowledge that can get us to happily ever after. That’s why there was a movie called The Wizard of Oz and not The Dishwasher Repairman of Oz. In fact, we crave certainty and get freaked out by uncertainty. Psychologically, a guarantee of something bad happening is way more comfortable for us than the mere possibility that it could. This sounds a little nuts, but it makes evolutionary sense, because uncertainty leaves us on constant alert, which is both psychologically and physiologically draining. When research subjects are given a choice—get an electric shock for sure right then and there or possibly get surprised with a shock later—they overwhelmingly opt for the certain zapping in the present. And neuroscientist Archy de Berker found that people experienced greater physical stress responses (sweating and enlarged pupils) when a shock came unpredictably than when they knew it was coming. This is why it can be tempting to buy into an “expert’s” doom-and-gloom timetable— despite countless examples disproving their “Marry before the year’s out or spinsterville forever!” pronouncement. University of Pisa psychiatrist Donatella Marazziti finds that people in love are basically hormonally inebriated for a year or two. Also, it’s typically adversity—which tends to be in short supply during a year of romantic picnics and spa vacations—that shows what two people are made of and how well they, as a couple, weather life’s kicks in the teeth. You know, like after you encourage your partner to be true to that inner voice, and he listens: “Thanks to you, honey, I’m quitting my soul-killing six-figure job to become a professional pogo stick artist.”Y Worship the goddess—or sacrifice her at the altar at


For the week of August 9

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I hope you’re making wise use of the surging fertility that has been coursing through you. Maybe you’ve been reinventing a long-term relationship that needed creative tinkering. Perhaps you have been hammering together an innovative business deal or generating new material for your artistic practice. It’s possible that you have discovered how to express feelings and ideas that have been half-mute or inaccessible for a long time. If for some weird reason you are not yet having experiences like these, get to work! There’s still time to tap into the fecundity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano defines “idiot memory” as the kind of remembrances that keep us attached to our old self-images, and trapped by them. “Lively memory,” on the other hand, is a feisty approach to our old stories. It impels us to graduate from who we used to be. “We are the sum of our efforts to change who we are,” writes Galeano. “Identity is no museum piece sitting stock-still in a display case.” Here’s another clue to your current assignment, Taurus, from psychotherapist Dick Olney: “The goal of a good therapist is to help someone wake up from the dream that they are their self-image.” GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sometimes, Gemini, loving you is a sacred honor for me— equivalent to getting a poem on my birthday from the Dalai Lama. On other occasions, loving you is more like trying to lap up a delicious milkshake that has spilled on the sidewalk, or slow-dancing with a giant robot teddy bear that accidentally knocks me down when it suffers a glitch. I don’t take it personally when I encounter the more challenging sides of you, since you are always an interesting place to visit. But could you maybe show more mercy to the people in your life who are not just visitors? Remind your dear allies of the obvious secret—that you’re composed of several different selves, each of whom craves different thrills. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Liz, my girlfriend when I was young, went to extreme lengths to cultivate her physical attractiveness. “Beauty must suffer,” her mother had told her while growing up, and Liz heeded that advice. To make her long blonde hair as wavy as possible, for example, she wrapped strands of it around six empty metal cans before bed, applied a noxious spray and then slept all night with a stinky, clanking mass of metal affixed to her head. While you may not do anything so literal, Cancerian, you do sometimes act as if suffering helps keep you strong and attractive—as if feeling hurt is a viable way to energize your quest for what you want. But if you’d like to transform that approach, the coming weeks will be a good time. Step One: Have a long, compassionate talk with your inner saboteur. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Each of us comes to know the truth in our own way, says astrologer Antero Alli. “For some it is wild and unfettered,” he writes. “For others it is like a cozy domesticated cat, while others find truth through their senses alone.” Whatever your usual style of knowing the truth might be, Leo, I suspect that you’ll benefit from trying out a different method in the next two weeks. Here are some possibilities: Trusting your most positive feelings; tuning in to the clues and cues your body provides; performing ceremonies in which you request the help of ancestral spirits; and slipping into an altered state by laughing nonstop for five minutes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Would you scoff if I said that you’ll soon be blessed with supernatural assistance? Would you smirk and roll your eyes if I advised you to find clues to your next big move by analyzing your irrational fantasies? Would you tell me to stop spouting nonsense if I hinted that a guardian angel is conspiring to blast a tunnel through the mountain you created out of a molehill? It’s OK if you ignore my predictions, Virgo. They’ll come true even if you’re a staunch realist who doesn’t believe in woo-woo, juju or mojo.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is the Season of Enlightenment for you. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you will achieve an ultimate state of divine grace. It’s not a guarantee that you’ll be freestyling in satori, samadhi or nirvana. But one thing is certain: Life will conspire to bring you the excited joy that comes with deep insight into the nature of reality. If you decide to take advantage of the opportunity, please keep in mind these thoughts from designer Elissa Giles: “Enlightenment is not an asexual, dispassionate, head-in-the-clouds, nails-inthe-palms disappearance from the game of life. It’s a volcanic, kick-ass, erotic commitment to love in action, coupled with hard-headed practical grist.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Some zoos sell the urine of lions and tigers to gardeners who sprinkle it in their gardens. Apparently the stuff scares off wandering house cats that might be tempted to relieve themselves in vegetable patches. I nominate this scenario to be a provocative metaphor for you in the coming weeks. Might you tap into the power of your inner wild animal so as to protect your inner crops? Could you build up your warrior energy so as to prevent run-ins with pesky irritants? Can you call on helpful spirits to ensure that what’s growing in your life will continue to thrive? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The fates have conspired to make it right and proper for you to be influenced by Sagittarian author Mark Twain. There are five specific bits of his wisdom that will serve as benevolent tweaks to your attitude. I hope that you will also aspire to express some of his expansive snappiness. Now here’s Twain: 1. “You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” 2. “Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.” 3. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” 4. “When in doubt, tell the truth.” 5. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “My grandfather used to tell me that if you stir muddy water it will only get darker,” wrote I. G. Edmonds in his book Trickster Tales. “But if you let the muddy water stand still, the mud will settle and the water will become clearer,” he concluded. I hope that this message reaches you in time, Capricorn. I hope that you will then resist any temptation you might have to agitate, churn, spill wine into, wash your face in, drink or splash around in the muddy water. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1985, Maurizio Cattelan quit his gig at a mortuary in Padua, Italy and resolved to make a living as an artist. He started creating furniture, and ultimately evolved into a sculptor who specialized in satirical work. In 1999 he produced a piece depicting the pope being struck by a meteorite, which sold for $886,000 in 2001. If there were ever going to be a time when you could launch your personal version of his story, Aquarius, it would be in the next 10 months. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should go barreling ahead with such a radical act of faith, however. Following your bliss rarely leads to instant success. It may take years. (16 in Cattelan’s case.) Are you willing to accept that? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tally up your physical aches, psychic bruises and chronic worries. Take inventory of your troubling memories, halfrepressed disappointments and existential nausea. Do it, Pisces! Be strong. If you bravely examine and deeply feel the difficult feelings, then the cures for those feelings will magically begin streaming in your direction. You’ll see what you need to do to escape at least some of your suffering. So name your griefs and losses, my dear. Remember your near-misses and total fiascos. As your reward, you’ll be soothed and relieved and forgiven. A Great Healing will come.Y Homework: When they say, “Be yourself,” which self do they mean? Testify at

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