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This week, a letter-writer warns that future human beings may view us in the way that we think of prehistoric dinosaurs—as ‘completely unintelligent creatures.’


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Trashing Documents

Regarding ‘Gun Violence’ [Letters, Feb. 28]: I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Vespe. Why don’t we go a step further though and get rid of these horribly inconvenient documents. While we’re at it, let’s trash the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence and the Communist Manifesto. We could rewrite the last 800 years of history to make everything politically correct. —Mike S.

Utter Recklessness

I am sick of listening to the latest reports of the U.S.’s deepening propaganda war against Russia. This political aggression is further escalating tensions with Russia to levels of danger that should frighten most normal people. If we Americans are trying to remain in the most dangerous and suicidal relationship with Russia possible, then we are succeeding brilliantly! Hundreds of years from now (if humanity still exists at that point!),

people will not believe that those of us alive right now could have acted so utterly recklessly and irresponsibly as we are today by continuing to threaten each other with our ever increasing numbers of nuclear weapons, and by insulting each other for every trivial reason conceivable. They will simply shake their heads in amazement that their ancestors went on murdering each other and threatening to annihilate all life on the planet with hydrogen bombs—and for the most senseless reasons imaginable. Just as we now think of prehistoric dinosaurs as completely unintelligent creatures, future human beings are bound to view us in almost the same way! Can anyone possibly justify the actions of either the United States or Russia as we both continue to escalate the tensions between us: Actions that are increasing the likelihood of an eventual nuclear holocaust to terrifying levels of possibility? —Rama Kumar


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1 During the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the mid-1930s, around 19 workers joined the Halfway-to-Hell Club, when they did what?

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▼ The taxman cometh and the scammers flourish. The San Rafael Police Department is warning about creative schemes trying to separate us from our cash. In addition to the garden-variety swindle where someone calls claiming to be from the IRS and asks for personal info, there’s the ploy where the conman demands immediate payment of past taxes in order to avoid a fine or arrest. Even accountants and tax preparers are targeted with phishing emails seeking taxpayer data. You may think that you’re too smart to fall for it, but there are more complicated scams out there. Remember, the IRS will never call and ask for your social security or bank account number, nor will they demand instant payment or threaten arrest. In doubt? Hang up.—Nikki Silverstein

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Congressman Jared Huffman visited schools in Marin and Sonoma counties last week to talk gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting last month.

On the Road with Jared Travels in the Trump Era with Congressman Huffman By Tom Gogola


ared Huffman wants to know if I’ve seen the latest from Jerry Seinfeld as he eases into the passenger seat and invokes the popular web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” “You’re supposed to pick me up in some sort of interesting vintage sports car,” he says. “Yes, I have seen it and I’m calling this story ‘Covfefe in the Car with my Congressman,” I tell Huffman, a riff off the Donald Trump neologism that emerged from the president’s Tweeting fingers last year. The congressman lets out a short laugh and I ease my less-thaninteresting Honda CRV out of a parking lot at Casa Grande High School campus, where the North Coast pol had just addressed a jam-packed auditorium filled with

Petaluma upperclassmen. The subject was seriously unfunny: Gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting last month, which left 17 dead and sparked anew the national convulsion over gun violence in schools and what to do about it. After the shooting, local students and educators in Sonoma and Marin counties reached out to the popular two-term congressman and he obliged them with a visit. He’s supporting a renewed ban on assault weapons, enhanced background checks, raising the age of purchase to 21, and banning large-capacity magazines. Earlier in the day, Huffman had spoken to an attentive group of students at Lagunitas Middle School, telling them he was in the San Geronimo Valley in West Marin after House Speaker Paul Ryan had

sent congress home. Ryan couldn’t deal with the heat being generated by Parkland survivors. Following the Parkland shooting, teenagers had come to the capital and crashed Congressional offices to demand action on gun control. Now we’re now headed back to Huffman’s district office in San Rafael and the afternoon 101 is smooth sailing as Huffman reflects on the gun-control moment, the wild Trump ride so far and the dysfunctional congress he’s been a part of since first elected in 2012.

The Time is Ripe

Just last week Huffman had signed on to articles of impeachment against the president, which zeroed in on collusion, corruption and Trump’s general disdain for those

parts of the constitution that don’t protect gun rights. Huffman’s support for impeachment comes with an acknowledgement that even if the merits for impeachment are unimpeachable, the politics are a different story. “I’ve been in favor of impeachment almost since the beginning of his presidency,” Huffman says. “I’ve been waiting for the most serious and viable articulation for the grounds for impeachment. It is sort of a ‘ripeness’ issue and honestly, the politics still aren’t right. I feel that I have to constantly manage expectations on this issue. It would be pretty reckless for me to lead people to think that we’re on the verge of actually impeaching Donald Trump, because we are not.” For the time being at least, impeachment is a partisan pursuit.

being directed at the Parkland survivors. The venomous “crisis actor” nonsense around Parkland survivors David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez also reminds that the 1960s students who fought for civil rights and against the Vietnam War were unpopular among much of the country. Huffman says that for every member of a youth movement, there’s a “grumpy old man in a lawn chair” who doesn’t want to hear it. During his school appearances, the congressman kept his critiques of Trump within the boundaries of the gun-control debate and the reality-show president’s response to it. In his talk to the middleschoolers, he didn’t mince on his view of arming teachers, calling it both a dumb idea and a stupid one.

In Petaluma, Huffman asked for a show of hands among the assembled students to see if anyone supported arming teachers, and the response was overwhelmingly in the negative—three or four hands raised in support, while more than 100 arms shot up in opposition to the proposal. Teeing-off on another Trump comment, one student asked him why all school shootings happened in places marked as “Gun Free” zones, and Huffman gently rebuked the premise of the question, given that there was an armed guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who didn’t do anything. The students’ questions spoke to their own media savvy and connection with other issues of the day. Syncing with the demanding and unapologetic tenor of our times, one Lagunitas student asked if Huffman had taken money from the NRA. No, he said. “Generally I want you to get A’s,” he said to the kids gathered in the gym that morning. “But I’m proud of my ‘F’ rating with the NRA.” Later in the car Huffman says the youth activism now afoot is telling for what it disproves: That kids today aren’t invested in changing the world they’re about to inherit. “To their credit there is something about these kids right now that is making them inject their voice, and that hasn’t always been the case. I’ve been visiting schools for a long time and there is a level of engagement that is sort of stirring right now that’s great to see, and it’s also a real relief, because I worried that when Donald Trump was elected that young people

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Youth Movement


Congressman Huffman told teens last week that there may be a new opportunity for change after young people responded with activism to the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

would say, ‘This is the new normal, maybe politics is just a reality show and a food fight and we don’t need to take them seriously,’ and that hasn’t been the response, at least what I’ve seen.” The Trump overhang is everywhere, he says, and it’s a further toxification of a politics that was already pretty mean before the country elected Trump. The adults are in the room acting like children and crying about “they are coming for your guns,” while the children are getting shot or watching their friends and teachers get shot. Nowadays Republicans are either kissing up to Trump because of the dirty-30 percent Trump base that must be tended to, while others are saying they’ve had enough and are retiring from Congress altogether. Who is winning that fight over GOP hearts and minds? “I think more and more are falling into the latter group,” he says. “It’s unfortunate that they have to do that as they announce their retirement, and it sort of speaks to the fact that when it comes to being in Republican politics today and actually holding office, Trumpism is the dominant force.”

Toxic Climate

The toxicity brought on by Trump has trickled down into town halls and committee meetings, says Huffman, who is the second-ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources

Committee, a dream assignment for him. He recounts a recent dust-up he had with Texas conservative Congressman Louie Gohmert over environmental issues connected with Trump’s proposed wall. In issues of national security, the Department of Homeland Security has lots of leeway when it comes to adhering to environmental law. For that reason, the border wall would have a zone around it where environmental law didn’t apply— but Gohmert wants to extend that zone to 100 miles out from the border. Huffman wasn’t having it and told the committee that the GOP was angling for a cruel twofer: “You get to bash Mexicans and scapegoat the environmental laws at the same time,” he recalls saying, at which point he started to argue with Gohmert. The constant stream of extremism has taken a toll. “I don’t deal with it as well as I should,” he says. “I have found myself getting increasingly flippant and feisty and even taking the bait and getting into some rather unpleasant conversations with my colleagues lately that probably aren’t wildly productive. But it frustrates me … My patience is wearing thin with some of that and I think the country’s patience is wearing thin. It’s just not sincere, some of this posturing and extremism, and to continue to try and be deferential and genteel about it, just doesn’t feel right in this moment.” »8

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Guns are a different story altogether. There’s a chance (a very slight chance) that Trump could have a “Nixon in China” effect on the gun-control debate, given his simultaneous fealty to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the fact that he threw the organization under the bus in the presence of a visibly stunned Senator Dianne Feinstein. “Trump has the unlikely credentials to actually move the politics on this issue,” says Huffman as we drive. “If he had the skills and the focus to do it—unlike you, who just took the wrong exit—but the problem with Trump is his ADD and the fact that if we get excited about what he says one day, he is likely to say the opposite the next day and you can’t count on him for anything.” The kids, on the other hand—are they going to save the world where the adults have failed? Huffman’s talks to the teenagers last week were of a piece with a growing consensus around Parkland and its aftermath, which he reiterated to the middle-schoolers. “We may just have the opportunity to push through some changes that wasn’t possible a couple of weeks ago,” he told the teens in Lagunitas that morning. “The difference is not what happened, but how young students responded.” Huffman invoked gun-control efforts by Newtown families in Connecticut, and by former congresswoman Gabby Gifford as he called them “great champions on this issue, but there is something about how your generation is carrying itself.” The Parkland shooting is one of a few existential questions swirling around student life early in the divisive days of the 21st century. Gun violence in schools presents an obvious and direct existential threat to them; global climate change is a less direct and visceral, but equally scary proposition for young people. Then there’s the old standby of global thermonuclear war, on top of an administration that’s creating quite a bit of chaos for LGBT and immigrant youth these days with its various crackdowns amid the generalized sense of a national crack-up. “You’ve got to start with the acknowledgement that these kids are right, and when you look at these issues, our generation and the preceding generation has screwed a few things up.” We talk a bit about the youth movement of the 1960s within the context of mocking comments

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Huffman name-checks some prominent media figures of the right who have seen the light— Michael Gerson, Bill Kristol, former congressman Dave Jolly. “I served with [ Jolly] for a term, he’s a pretty conservative guy and he’s just going off on these guys,” Huffman says. “That tells me that something is going on here. Our job is to help the Republicans help save their party by just beating the shit out of them this fall. And a lot of Republicans are calling for that.” Back in the San Rafael district office, Huffman has the iconic Truman sign on his desk: “The Buck Stops Here.” Huffman is 54 and has two teenage children—and like his childhood political hero Harry Truman, hails originally from Independence, Missouri. Given the hyper-partisanship of our times, I ask Huffman if there’s anyone in congress who he would identify as the conservative version of himself—anyone who he admires on the right. He immediately identifies Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. “He is a quality human being,” Huffman says. “I would be proud to take Jeff Fortenberry around with me in the district to meet my neighbors and friends; they would love him, and he would love them. I’m just as comfortable as can be around Jeff, we get along great, and he is a pretty conservative Catholic Republican. We talk a lot about religion too, which is always interesting because he is an intellectually curious devout Catholic and I’m a humanist who doesn’t believe in God.” For his part, Fortenberry feels the same about Huffman and says he’s honored not only by his peer’s shout-out, but that a reporter at a left-leaning newspaper would call about it, given “the basic breakup of the media into segments that appeal to [a] base.” “I have great respect for Jared,” he adds, describing Huffman as a very good friend who is both “intellectually honest and effective … He has a noted character trait of being very respectful in dialogue, and I really admire that.”

Toning it Down

I ask Huffman if there are any constituencies he wants to crack in a third term. “There are a number of constituencies where I want to build

better relationships, and probably would be farther along today than I am but for Donald Trump and the difficult politics that we’re in right now,” he says. He singles out Republicanleaning organizations such as the Rotary Club and the Farm Bureau as places where he’d like to build bridges but can’t, “because we’re all kind of on edge, and if we might once have had some differences of opinion and perspective, but we wanted to work together, that’s harder to do now. The flip side of that is that politically, my base, and a whole bunch of people that used to be apolitical and moderate, are animated and would show up at a town hall and do a lot of the things I’m asking them to do.” Given the tense, Trumpian climate, Huffman says he goes out of his way to not tick off any absent Republican parent. “Even now I try, when I’m talking to school groups, to have some balance, to show some respect and to validate others’ perspectives because I know that they’ve got parents and they’ve got their own sensibilities, and I want it to be a civic exercise when I do this. Every now and then you’ll get a disgruntled parent.” Or a disgruntled Republican who is also looking to build bridges. Huffman recalls a recent town hall in Windsor where he was approached by a woman who gave him her card and said, “‘If you ever want to talk to a Republican call me, but I feel like you were very disrespectful of the Republicans in the room tonight.’ And I told her right there, I said, ‘I think you’re right, actually.’” The final existential issue of the day is Trumpism and whether the -ism will outlast the man—and Huffman thinks it will but with a catch: Future Trumpists won’t be saddled with the incoherence and the cult of personality that the party leader brings to the spectacle now unraveling. The ‘paranoid style’ in American politics is as old as dirt and Huffman says he “doesn’t know what Trumpism will mean 10 or 15 years from now, long after Trump is gone, but it might actually be more coherent than it is with this kind of crazy man driving it.” All the more reason for the kids to seize these various existential crises from the clenched fists of angry, armed white men. Covfefe!Y


Local Aesthetic Bird of Flight & Muse blend with town vibes By Flora Tsapovsky


ere’s a fact that some Good Earth Natural Foods-goers might find surprising: Right in Fairfax resides a shoe designer who has worked at big-deal brands like Esprit, Sam Edelman and more. That might become less of a secret soon, however; Naomi Reed, who has lived in the town for more than three years, is launching her own brand, Bird of Flight, and aiming high. Speaking of Good Earth, Reed recently saw a customer strutting across the store in high heels. “I thought, who is this and what is she doing here?” Reed says with a laugh. “That’s not what the local aesthetic is about.” Her own brand will be much more in line with the local vibe.

Reed, a graduate of Parsons design school and a New York native, has been a shoe designer for more than 30 years, most recently working for Latigo Shoes, and has seen her designs on the shelves of Sundance, Anthropology and beyond. “I spent my whole life working for other people, primarily men, and I decided, now or never,” she says of the shift. Reed decided to launch a shoe brand that will combine comfort and stylish looks; Bird of Flight’s first collection, to arrive to selected stores later this year, is all about soft moccasins, comfy yet chic flats and slip-and-go clogs. “I hate the looks of comfort shoes,” Reed says. So she designed hers with an ageless, universal

appeal. Made of leather exclusively, the shoes are manufactured in Brazil. “Customers are tired of the same shoes, made in China,” she explains. And yet, she adds, “My goal is to keep the price-point affordable, as not all people want to spend $300 or $400 on a pair of shoes. It also meant a lot to work with people that have a history of shoemaking.” Previous to Fairfax, Reed lived in San Anselmo, after trying for a while to split her time between New York and Vermont with her family. “It sounds good on paper, but it was too crazy,” she says. Here, she designs with the artistic, effortless client in mind, both locally and globally.

Bird of Flight; There’s been talk around Marin County that all sorts of cool things are happening in San Anselmo. Usually this means an arrival of a buzz-worthy restaurant (like Madcap) and a beautiful, photogenic boutique. The latter would be Muse, the 1-year-old abode of decor and accessories, which joined Neve and Hawk on the town’s style frontier last February. Owner Sophia Wood subscribes to the role; she’s lived in the area for two years and always, across jobs, has enjoyed minimal and modern design. “The boutique is a good mix of Scandinavian and modern influences and a West Coast aesthetic,” she says. Among other brands, Muse carries a variety of local standouts, from Corda by »10 Kelli Ronci, to intricate

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The first collection of Fairfax-based Bird of Flight shoes will soon hit stores.

“Whenever I’m in Paris there’s something about the style that rings true to me; nothing is fussy, trickedout, over-designed, and there’s a natural feel and elegance.” Describing her own shoes as “earthy without being too crafty, a little boho, a little casual, inspired by vintage,” Reed chose an untraditional route to promote them. Instead of selling directly to consumers online, as many emerging brands do, she capitalizes on her existing relationships with retailers in a variety of places, and feels out the field. “I know they’re important despite the fact it’s not the trend,” she says. Fairfax, however, is a huge influence on the operation. “In Fairfax, there’s a Berkeley-ish boho thing going on, people are cultured and aware, so I’m affected by that.” Another inspiration is the local lifestyle. “Going to yoga, going to the playground, running errands … everything is seamless and the wardrobe follows you from day to night. My shoes tie into that, being so soft.” While Reed’s favorite pair are leopard clogs, she hardly has time for the leisurely activities that they’re meant to accommodate. Being her own boss, she says, comes with a hefty price tag. “There’s so much else to do!” Reed exclaims, “I just keep joking saying that my assistant didn’t show up to work today, just because I don’t have one. I literally work 24/7, while designing for someone else you’re just focused on the process. But it’s exciting!”Y

‘Be inspired to create a beautiful life’ is the tagline for the San Anselmo-based boutique Muse.

modern macramé accessories based in Marin, to West Perro, Oakland’s standout jewelry and home accessories brand, to Nipomo blankets and Happy French Gang textiles, both out of San Francisco. In the past, she also carried Sefte, a brand dedicated to luxurious blankets and bedding by two sisters based in San Anselmo and New York City. “A few things led to this current career,” Wood says. “I have a background in painting, photography and design, and I have worked at the curatorial department of the Folk Art Museum in NYC, where I saw a lot of self-taught artists. I thought of opening a gallery first, but I got inspired by looking at other boutiques and thought it’d be so much more dynamic and fun.” San Anselmo didn’t have a lot to offer in the cute boutique niche, so Wood decided to fill the void. Aside from growing the business at Muse, the boutique’s opening led to a number of interior-design opportunities, with customers tapping Wood for her style and commissioning her to decorate their homes. She’s also working on developing fabric samples to offer custom designs for pillows. “I’d like to offer more unique designs,” she says. How does Wood feel about San Anselmo’s shifting style scene? “Indeed, some new businesses have

opened here recently, but I don’t want to take all the credit,” she says. “It’s a transitional period, as some of the traditional businesses are closing. I feel sad for them, but times are changing, and boutiques are succeeding.” To extend the boutique beyond the brick-and-mortar, Wood is maintaining an attractive Instagram account, as minimal and inviting as the store itself. “I like minimalism because it’s calming, and it ties into my love of yoga, and on the boutique level, I want to create an experience that’s simple, without too many distractions.” Yoga has been a career choice in the past for Wood, but “it felt like I [was] performing,” she says with a laugh. “I’m much better behind the scenes, I guess.” Spring is an exciting time for any boutique, and Wood is looking forward to it. “This season, I am obsessed with mustard yellow, washed-out pastels, deep velvets, caramel leather,” she says. “I am adding a line of ultra-delicate fine jewelry, round pillows, round bags and Corriente cowhide rugs, and looking forward to getting our custom pillow program started with a selection of curated fabric samples that speak to our aesthetic.” Stay tuned.Y Muse, 566 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo;

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From the comfort of their home in the Fairfax hills, Eric and Deborah Read help business owners market their brands through their 1-year-old business.


Home Base

MarketBrand helps local businesses grow By Tanya Henry


ith a thriving gig economy, a seemingly endless stream of tech start-ups flooding the market and millenials taking over the workplace, for many, work looks very different than it did just 10 years ago. Eric and Deborah Read, who moved to Fairfax in 2006, have decades of creative ad agency work between them. Eric owned the Sausalito-based Brand Engine and managed 40 employees for almost 15 years, and Deb has worked with multiple consumer brands in large agencies. Last January, the husbandand-wife team opened their own shop in their house, converting their master bedroom into a light-filled, spacious, modern workspace that they refer to as their “home studio.” MarketBrand is the name of the couple’s business, and they focus almost exclusively on food and beverage products. They have helped local businesses including Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Mighty Leaf Tea, Clover and Organicgirl

with their brand strategies and positioning. Along the way the two have discovered a particular affinity for working with smaller brands. “With a couple of decades of experience in this business, it’s nice to start working with start-ups and entrepreneurs,” says Eric, who can’t say enough about both his clients and community in Fairfax. “We go out of our way to hire local designers and freelancers from the agency world—many are based here in Fairfax and San Anselmo.” Deb appreciates the proximity to their children’s schools, activities and more. “I feel like this iteration is really where it’s at—it fits our lifestyle,” she says. The duo also notes that their clients enjoy meeting with them in their quiet, comfortable space that’s conducive to the kind of creative and collaborative work they do. “We have really gone back to our roots,” Eric says.Y MarketBrand; 415/518-6102;

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Made to Order “I have a lot of different influences,” says songwriter Paige Clem, “but it’s interesting that a lot of what I listen to isn’t necessarily what comes out of me.”

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Paige Clem unveils debut album By Charlie Swanson



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an Francisco songwriter Paige Clem describes herself as a free spirit, which is what led her to move from her hometown in Alabama to the Bay Area nearly 20 years ago. Yet, Clem still shows her roots every time she performs her old-school Americana music. After 20 years of playing locally, Clem recently assembled her songs into a debut album, Firefly, which gets a massive release show on Friday, March 9, at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. “It’s funny—there’s a song on the record called ‘Long Time Coming,’ and it’s not about me, but it does speak to the record for sure,” Clem says. “I have an actual bucket list of all the things I want to do, and I’ve always wanted to make an album.” Clem played piano as a child, wrote poetry in high school and melded the two in college when she got her first guitar. “I gravitated more towards creating things—making music versus learning it,” she says.


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Clem established her name in the Bay Area by performing often, hosting residencies at local venues and organizing songwriter-in-the-round events. “I had all this material, but there was this big hurdle in my mind between performing and recording,” she says. “A lot of it was just not knowing what the process was like.” Clem says that the support of the community allowed her to finally complete her album. “I feel like it’s very much a collaborative thing.” Throughout Firefly, Clem hints at influences like jazz, blues, gospel and more, though the album is a straightforward collection of confessional, reflective country-folk songs. For the album-release show, Clem is gathering all of the friends and musicians who’ve helped her on her way. “We’re going to have a lot of folks up on the stage,” she says. “It feels like a good way to celebrate the project.”Y Paige Clem, Friday, March 9, Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael; 8pm; $15-$18; 415/524-2773.

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In ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ the audience is reminded that we are living during a time in which it’s hard to connect with one another.


Ring, Ring Distanced by ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ By Charles Brousse


s the fourth production of their 88th season—an incredible achievement for a local community theater—the Ross Valley Players (RVP) is offering Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone. This comes just four years after the company presented the same author’s The Clean House, whose mostly enthusiastic reception from critics and ticket-buyers may have influenced the current choice. Ruhl’s résumé is extraordinarily impressive. She learned her craft under Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) at Brown University, whose drama department is one of the country’s leading germinators of playwrights. She also has been

recognized with a MacArthur Genius Fellowship (2006), the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright, Lilly, PEN Center, Whiting and Feminist Press awards. To top it off, she was a finalist for the 2005 and 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Despite all of this, however, having now seen and reviewed five of Ruhl’s plays in credible Bay Area productions that include (along with RVP’s two) Eurydice and In the Next Room: The Vibrator Play at Berkeley Rep and Stage Kiss at San Francisco Playhouse, I’ve concluded that there is something about her writing that has a distancing effect: Too quirky, too disjointed, too deliberately precious, too laden with ideological baggage.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a perfect example. Billed as a comedy, but containing very little that is really funny, the play’s central theme is that we are living during a time when humans, who are by nature social animals, are finding it hard to connect with one another. To bridge the widening gap, technology offers the cell phone as a substitute for personal interaction. What could be more useful in a fractured world than a device that offers instant contact 24/7 with anyone within range of a signal tower? Unfortunately, however, according to Ruhl (and a multitude of others), it hasn’t worked out that way. Here’s the setup: In the play’s opening scene, Jean (Deborah

Murphy), her insouciant young protagonist, is sitting alone at a café table enjoying a bowl of lobster bisque when she notices that the man seated at a table nearby doesn’t seem to be eating his lentil soup. In fact, he isn’t moving at all, even to answer his continuously ringing cell phone. Overcome by curiosity and ever anxious to be helpful, she approaches him and discovers that he is dead. Startled, she calls 911, but decides to keep the phone so she can inform callers of his demise. This seemingly altruistic act is followed by others that inexorably draw her into a web of relatives, friends and business associates, with the spider being Gordon Gottlieb (Steve Price), the dead man, who is ultimately revealed to be an illegal trafficker in human body parts. There’s Gordon’s irascible mother (Christine Macomber), his longsuffering wife (Marilyn Hughes), his exhibitionistic mistress (Nan Ayers), a vicious body-parts merchant in South Africa (also played by Ms. Ayers) and a “lost soul” brother (Peter Warden) who yearns to find his true love, or, if she isn’t available, anybody who will pay him attention. That’s quite an assemblage. Ruhl seems to suggest that it is Jean’s decision to respond to the constant ringing of the dead man’s cell phone that truncates her relations with each of them, but actually it is more the author’s well-known fondness for using her characters as mouthpieces for her own views that makes meaningful relationships next to impossible. Thus, in the series of monologues and duologues that pepper the play, she expounds on marriage, mortality, the practice of selling body parts, romantic love, sex, the afterlife, vegetarianism, modern technology, memory and other subjects that I’m afraid I’ve already forgotten. Under Chloe Bronzan’s creative direction and with Deborah Murphy and Steve Price heading a proficient acting ensemble, RVP’s production strives to bring this dead man to life, but at the end there’s nobody to care about. What does linger is that devilish cell phone ringing to announce yet another change of topic. You find yourself silently begging Jean, “Enough already! Don’t answer.”Y NOW PLAYING: Dead Man’s Cell Phone runs through March 25 at the Barn Theatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross; 415/456-9555;

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Friday March 9 - Thursday March 15

• New Movies This Week Black Panther (PG-13)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Not Rated) Call Me by Your Name (R) Darkest Hour (PG-13)

In ‘Red Sparrow,’ Jennifer Lawrence plays an injured Russian ballerina who ends up at Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service.



J-Law is a Russky love-machine in ‘Red Sparrow’ By Richard von Busack


ome praise ex-CIA agent Jason Matthews’ novel Red Sparrow and call it a return to the days of John le Carré and Ian Fleming. Does appropriating the plot of From Russia With Love, while adding an enhanced layer of violence, give evidence of a new le Carré among us? Director Francis Lawrence, of the Hunger Games franchise, makes his adaptation of Red Sparrow heavier in gore than it is in fun. Bolshoi ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) got her leg ruined during a spoiled pas de deux, and—in consideration of what comes next—it’s surprising that they don’t just shoot her like an injured racehorse. Now that the State has no more use for her, she faces poverty. Her wicked uncle Vanya (Mads Mikkelsen cos-player Matthias Schoenaerts) recruits Dominika into the “Sparrow” program. It’s apparently the same place they taught the Avengers’ Black Widow everything she knows. Groomed to become ultimate courtesans, the students will seduce and gather information from

targets. After graduating, Dominika encounters soulful American agent Nash (Joel Edgerton). He’s kind to her—the first man she’s met who doesn’t just order her to take off her clothes. Considering a new career as a double agent, Dominika helps Nash seek a mole deep in the Soviet, I mean Russian, government. The premise is that nothing has changed since the Soviet days, hence the “red.” Dominika’s mother is trapped as if behind the Iron Curtain, unable to get the medical care she needs. The settings are pure Eastern Bloc, brutal architecture, eternally cold and tinted ice blue. J-Law is physically strapping, and her accent is appalling. Lawrence can’t play what’s not here, and she has even less backstory than Tatiana had in From Russia With Love. Several actors aboard are too good for their archetypes, including Charlotte Rampling as the movie’s Rosa Klebb and Jeremy Irons as a humane Russian amid all the bloodrinkers. The latter category includes the ever-scowling Ciarán Hinds, who may be Irish but has a face made for the Politburo.Y

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:40, 1:30, 3:40, 4:35, 6:40, 7:40, 9:45; Sun-Wed 12:40, 1:30, 3:40, 4:35, 6:40, 7:40 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:40, 12:45, 2:55, 4, 6:20, 7:15, 9:25, 10:30; 3D showtime at 8:20 Playhouse: Fri 3:30, 6:40, 9:45; Sat 12, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45; Sun 12, 3:30, 6:40; Mon-Wed 3:30, 6:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10, 11:30, 1, 2:45, 4, 5:50, 7:15, 9, 10:20 Rafael: Fri, Wed-Thu 4:15, 6:15, 8:15; Sat 2:15, 4:15, 6:45, 8:45 (filmmaker Alexandra Dean in person at 4:15 show); Sun 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15; Mon-Tue 6:15, 8:15 Lark: Fri 3:45; Mon 8:30; Tue 10:30am Sequoia: Fri 3:55, 6:50, 9:45; Sat 1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45; Sun 1, 3:55, 6:50; MonWed 3:55, 6:50; Thu 3:55 (Sat-Thu showtimes may change) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 6:50, 9:50; Sun-Wed 6:50 Lark: Sat 5:45; Sun 7:45; Tue 1:10; Thu 11:15 Sequoia: Fri 4:20, 7:15, 10; Sat 1:20, 4:20, 7:15, 10; Sun 1:20, 4:20, 7:15; Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:15; Thu 4:20 (Sat-Thu showtimes may change) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:20, 1:35, 3:55 Rafael: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 8:30 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:30, 10; Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:35, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:40, 10:15 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:15 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:55, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Lark: Tue 3:45 Regency: Fri-Sat 10:30, 1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9:35; Sun-Tue, Thu 10:30, 1:15, 4:05, 6:50; Wed 10:30, 6:50 Lark: Mon, Wed 4 Regency: Fri 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 10; Sat 2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 10; Sun-Tue 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40; Thu 2:45, 5:15, 7:40 Rafael: Fri, Wed-Thu 4, 6, 8; Sat-Sun 2, 4, 6, 8; Mon-Tue 6, 8 Lark: Sat 9:55am; Wed 6:30 Regency: Sat 9:55am; Wed 1, 6:30 Sequoia: Sat 9:55am; Wed 1, 6:30 Lark: Sun 1 Rafael: Fri, Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30; Sat-Sun 1:30, 6:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 10:25, 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10; Sun-Thu 10:25, 1:20, 4:15, 7:10 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:50; Sun-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 6:40 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:35; Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:20, 6:30, 9:35 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:50, 7, 10:05; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:50, 7 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:15, 3:40, 6:50, 10 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:50, 9:40; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Playhouse: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:45; Sat 12:50, 4, 6:50, 9:45; Sun 12:50, 4, 6:50; Mon-Wed 4, 6:50 Regency: Fri 10:40, 1:35, 4:30, 7:20, 10:20; Sat-Thu 10:40, 1:35, 4:30, 7:20 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:15, 1:20, 4:25, 7:30, 10:25 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:55, 3:05, 5:25, 7:35, 10 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40; Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20

Lark: Mon 1:40; Thu 4 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:55 Northgate: Thu 7:05, 10; 3D showtime at 8:30 • Tomb Raider (PG-13) • A Woman of No Importance (Not Rated) Lark: Thu 6:30 A Wrinkle in Time (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:10, 12:50, 3, 3:50, 6:55, 9:50; Sun-Wed 12:10, 12:50, 3, 3:50, 6:55 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:10, 3D showtime at 9:50; Sat-Sun 1:30, 7:10, 9:50, 3D showtime at 4:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:05, 12:20, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 3:15, 6:10, 8:50 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 7, 9:30; Sat 12:30, 3:45, 7, 9:30; Sun 12:30, 3:45, 7; Mon-Wed 3:45, 7 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:45, 4:15, 7; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 9:45 Because there were too many movies playing this week to list, we have omitted movie summaries and some times for those that have been playing for multiple weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm. CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito, 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax, 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael, 800-326-3264 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon, 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda, 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato, 800-326-3264



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Sundial Concerts MARIN COUNTY Paige Clem San Francisco folk songwriter plays an album release show for her new record, “Firefly,” with several special guests. Mar 9, 8pm. $15$18. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. The Nth Power Formed during an impromptu late-night jam in New Orleans, the band taps into a musical energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual. Mar 8, 8pm. $12-$15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. One Sultry Day Seattle alternative rock band with Celtic and Native American roots hits the stage with support from Jonesy and Fistful of Scandal. Mar 11, 7pm. $7. 19 Broadway Club, 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

SONOMA COUNTY Anna Fritz Cello-wielding activist folksinger is on tour from Portland, Ore. Mar 13, 7pm. $8-$20. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy The music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer lives on as Palmer embarks on a tour honoring his ELP bandmates, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, who both passed away in 2016. Mar 12, 8:30pm. $37-$43. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048. Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival Full day of music features old-time acts like Wake the Dead, Carolyn Sills Combo, Missy Raines & the New Hip and Joe Craven & the Sometimers. Mar 10, 12pm. $20-$40. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.824.1858.

NAPA COUNTY Chris Botti Acclaimed jazz trumpeter has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. Mar 10, 8pm. $65-$85. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123. Eric Darius Saxophonist, composer, producer and vocalist is heralded as one of the most exciting figures in contemporary jazz. Mar


9-10, 7:30 and 9:30pm. $25-$55. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Lambert. Mar 13, Panama Jazz Trio. Mar 14, jKev. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Mar 14, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

The Sorry Lot Get a jump on St Patrick’s Day with a concert from Napa’s nine-piece Irish folk band. Mar 10, 8pm. $30. The White Barn, 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave, St Helena. 707.987.8225.

Papermill Creek Saloon Mar 7, Kevin Meade and Ethan Wiley. Mar 8, Phil Wood and Danny Dickson. Mar 9, 5pm, Danny Montana. Mar 9, 9pm, Fairfax Social Club. Mar 10, 5pm, Agents of Change. Mar 10, 9pm, Caleb Ford & the Motor City Ramblers. Mar 11, Michael Brown Band. Mar 14, OMEN. 1 Castro, Forest Knolls. 415.488.9235.

Throckmorton Theatre Mar 8, Roberta Donnay’s Prohibition Mob Band with Deborah Winters. Mar 10, Michelle Coltrane with Roberta Donnay’s Prohibition Mob Band. Mar 14, 12pm, Liz Prior and Miles Graber. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Clubs & Venues MARIN The Belrose Thurs, open mic night. 1415 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6422. Fenix Mar 8, the Bobby Young Project. Mar 9, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s. Mar 10, tribute to Sly & the Family Stone. Mar 11, Marin Community Music School Benefit. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600. HopMonk Novato Wed, open mic. Mar 8, Country Line Dancing. Mar 9, A License to Chill. Mar 10, Liz Kennedy & the Clean White Shirt Band. Mar 11, Natural Gas Jazz Band. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Mar 7, the Real Sarahs. Mar 14, Aaron Redner and friends. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005. L’Appart Resto Mar 8, Janet Lee and Bruce B. 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884. Marin Country Mart Mar 9, 5:30pm, Friday Night Jazz with Pamela Rose. Mar 11, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with the Larkdales. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. 19 Broadway Club Mar 7, Camp Zeroo. Mar 8, A Tribute to Sublime. Mar 10, 4pm, Relatively Dead. Mar 10, 8pm, the Garcia Project. Mar 11, 5pm, Migrant Pickers. Mar 12, open mic. Mar 13, Guy & the Ghosts. Mar 14, Jordan Kirk. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. Osteria Divino Mar 7, Con Quimba. Mar 8, Duo Violao Brasil. Mar 9, Nathan Bickart Trio. Mar 11, Katiana Vilá with Brian Moran Duo. Mar 13, Ken Cook. Mar 14, Jonathan Poretz. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355. Panama Hotel Restaurant Mar 7, Arthur Javier. Mar 8, Michelle

Peri’s Silver Dollar Mar 8, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Mar 9, Talley Up. Mar 10, Sucker MC’s. Mar 11, Cascade Canyon Band. Mar 12, open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Presidio Yacht Club Mar 9, Rudy Colombini & the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. 600 Sommerville Rd, Sausalito. 415.332.2319. Rancho Nicasio Mar 10, Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums. Mar 11, 5pm, Doug Adamz. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219. Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar Mar 7, Andoni. Mar 13, James Harman & Ava Roche. Mar 14, Audrey Shimkas. 250 Entrada Dr, Novato. 415.883.9477. San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Mar 9, 6pm, Peter Anastos & Iter. 850 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.524.2800. Sausalito Seahorse Wed, Milonga with Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow. Mar 8, Festa Della Donna with Pizzicali. Mar 9, Bait & Switch Blues Band. Mar 10, Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World. Mar 11, 4pm, Na Rumba. Mar 12, 4pm, DJ GEI. Mar 13, Noel Jewkes and friends. 305 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Mar 8, Matt Bradford. Mar 9, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. Mar 10, the Coffis Brothers. Mar 11, Acoustic Embers. Mar 13, Dharma Bums. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311. Sweetwater Music Hall Mar 9, Fleetwood Mask. Mar 10, the Travelin’ McCourys with Rainbow Girls. Mar 11, Wake the Dead. Mar 12, 5:30pm, Crossroads Music School concert. Mar 13, Donavon Frankenreiter with Matt Grundy. Sold-out. Mar 14, Kanekoa. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Terrapin Crossroads Mar 8, Ross James’ Cosmic Thursday. Mar 10, Scott Law and friends. Mar 11, 12:30pm, Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension. Mar 11, 7:30pm, Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono.

Trek Winery Mar 10, Kurt Huget Music Duo. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.

SONOMA Green Music Center Schroeder Hall Mar 13, SSU Jazz Combo. Mar 14, 2pm, Vocal Repertory Recital. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Green Music Center Weill Hall Mar 7-9, SSU Wind Band & Orchestra Festival. Mar 10, 3pm, Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensemble showcase concert. Mar 13, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District’s Elementary Honor Band. Mar 14, Jazz Orchestra. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Lagunitas Tap Room Mar 7, JimBo Trout. Mar 8, the Royal Deuces. Mar 9, the Rhythm Drivers. Mar 10, the Nickel Slots. Mar 11, Todos Santos. Mar 14, Nathan Hinojosa. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall Mar 10, House of Floyd. Mar 13, the Psychedelic Furs. Sold-out. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

NAPA Blue Note Napa Mar 7, Ian Moore. Mar 8, Dmitri Matheny Quartet. Mar 13, the Gentlemen Soldiers. Mar 14, One Eye’d Reilly. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Art OPENING MARIN Art Works Downtown Mar 7-Apr 13, "What It Feels Like for a Girl," Bay Area artist Serena Cole presents work based on the appropriation and reconstruction of found imagery from fashion, art history, and current events. Reception, Mar 9 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St,

San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.


15 Thu 3⁄8 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $12–$15 • All Ages The Nth Power (feat Nikki Glaspie of Dumpstaphunk and Beyoncé) with The Crooked Stuff Sat 3⁄10 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $25–$30 • All Ages


The Travelin' McCourys

feat Ronnie & Rob McCoury of The Del McCoury Band with Rainbow Girls Sun 3⁄11 • Doors 6pm ⁄ $20–$22 • All Ages Wake the Dead the World's Only Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band Wed 3⁄14 • Ukekeke Workshop 7pm⁄ Concert 8:30pm $ 14–$25 • All Ages

Bank of Marin Through Mar 18, "Unchained Artists," thought-provoking show features artwork, poetry and handcrafted objects created by inmates in prisons from around the US and prisoners incarcerated on death row at San Quentin State Prison. 19 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Mon-Fri, 10am to 6pm. 415.380.4665. Book Passage Through Nov 30, "Tom Killion Residency," acclaimed Marin artist returns to Book Passage's gallery for a year-long exhibition of his original prints and handcrafted books. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. Daily, 9am to 9pm. 415.927.0960. Corte Madera Library Through Mar 22, "Pauline Ivancovich Teller: An Artist’s Journey," works from 1934 to 2008 represent the career of the noted Marin artist. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444. Gallery Route One Through Apr 8, "Painting on Cardboard," new series of mixed-media paintings by artist Will Thoms displays, with "Speaking Out: Nine Myanmar Artists" in the project space and "The Atlas of Decivilization" installation in the annex. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347. Headlands Center for the Arts Through May 3, "Lucas Foglia: Human Nature," San Francisco photographer delves into the relationship between people and the environment. Reception, Apr 22 at 4pm. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. Sun-Fri, noon to 4. 415.331.2787. The Image Flow Through Mar 30, "Faster but Slower," photography show by Jeffrey Martz is full of surprises and joy. 401 Miller Ave, Ste A, Mill Valley. 415.388.3569. Marin Art & Garden Center Through Apr 29, "Gathering Distance," recent paintings by Christopher Evans capture the exquisite mystery and splendor of an untouched earthly paradise. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.455.5260. Marin Center Bartolini Gallery Through Apr 12, "Found in Our Own Backyard," works by six Marin County artists are inspired by their surroundings. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Marin Community Foundation Through May 18, "Bond," exhibit features art from three Bay Area couples, six individual artists, displayed side-by-side with their partners. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.


Ukulele Powered Hawaiian Reggae Folk Rock Thu 3⁄15 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $17–$22 • All Ages

Painted Mandolin Achilles Wheel


Fri 3⁄16 • Doors 7pm ⁄ $20–$25 • All Ages

California Kind

feat Rob Barraco ( Dark Star Orchestra), Barry Sless ( David Nelson Band), John Molo ( Bruce Hornsby, Phil & Friends), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna) & Katie Skene Sat 3⁄17 • Doors 8pm ⁄ $45–$69 • All Ages

Through March 18, the College of Marin Drama Program presents a staged version of Charles Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield.’

Paul Kantner Birthday Celebration with The Airplane Family, LIVE DEAD &

MarinMOCA Through Apr 22, “Nathan Oliveira: The Figure Over Time,” Bay Area artist and Stanford professor explores the human experience through his art. 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 11 to 5. 415.506.0137. O'Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Mar 22, "Music As Muse," featuring works that involve music as subject matter, or that are inspired by a specific musical selection or artist. Reception, Mar 6 at 4pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331. Robert Allen Fine Art Through Mar 30, "Works on Paper," group exhibit features drawings and mixed-media works by Susan Adame, Tracey Adams, Aleah Koury, Victoria Ryan and others. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800. Throckmorton Theatre Through Mar 31, "March Art Show at Throckmorton Theatre," featuring artists Sophy Bevan in the Main Gallery and Janey Fritsche in the Crescendo Gallery. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Comedy Eliot Chang Los Angeles standup star has been seen on his own Comedy Central specials, E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” and Showtime. Mar 10, 7pm. $28. The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. 707.843.3824. Murray Valeriano & Tim X Lee The two headlining standups share the stage for a night of laughs. Mar 7, 8pm. $15$20. Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr,

RIDERS '69 + Special Tribute to " Blows Against The Empire"

Rohnert Park. 707.665.0260. Stand Up for Youth Sonoma County YMCA youth scholarship fundraiser is headlined by Steve Bruner with Priyanka Wali, John Lehre, KC Chandara and Uncle Charlie Adams. Mar 10, 7pm. $20-$30. Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.545.9622.

Events Luther Burbank’s Birthday & Arbor Day Celebration Farm Curator Alex Stanley will plant two Lovell Peach rootstocks to replace ailing rootstock, with cupcakes and apple cider on hand and a historical exhibit on view. Mar 7, 10am. Free. Gold Ridge Farm, 7777 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6711. Run to Rebuild Wine Country Raise funds for local Habitat for Humanity efforts in a fun 5K run and winetasting event. Mar 11, 10am. $35-$75. Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, Santa Rosa Fishing Tackle & Duck Decoy Show Buy, sell, trade and get appraisals on new and used fishing and hunting accessories (no guns or ammo), prints, books, art and more in this massive sporting collectibles show. Mar 9-10. $5. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. Share the Blooms King’s Nursery hands out a rose bush to the first thousand people who visit the nursery and encourages them to plant the bush where others may enjoy the blooms. Mar 10, 9am. Free. King’s Nursery, 1212 13th St, Santa Rosa. 707.542.4782.

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Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit 8:30

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Fabulous Harmonies 5:00 / No Cover St. Patrick’s Day Party!

Mar 17 Jerry Hannan Band

Special Food and Drinks 8:30

Santos Mar 18 Todos Featuring Wendy Fitz Sun

Cantina Americana 5:00 / No Cover

Rock & Roll Party! Mar 23 Beer Scouts 8:00 / No Cover Sat Diva Singer/ Songwriter Mar 24 Fri


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Marin Society of Artists Mar 8-31, "Fresh Art 2018," exhibit features artwork that is bold, expressive, engaging, stimulating, creative and infused with imagination. Reception, Mar 9 at 5pm. 1515 Third St, San Rafael. Wed-Sun, Noon to 4pm. 415.464.9561.

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The Big Fix One Book One Marin presents the documentary about corporate apathy and lax political enforcement of environmental regulations. Mar 9, 1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 415.473.6058.

Angelico Hall Mar 14, 7pm, “I’ve Been Thinking” with Maria Shriver. $40. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.457.4440.

Time to Choose Award-winning producer and environmental activist Jeff Horowitz screens his film about the need to urgently combat climate change. Mar 7, 7pm. Free. Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr, Tiburon. 415.388.1818.

For Kids Bear Storytelling & Swap Family activity features stories old and new all about bears. Mar 10, 2pm. Free with admission. History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500. Compassionate Kids Registration is open for the spring session of the after-school program for children in grades K-6. Mar 7, 3:30pm. $100. Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz Production is ideally suited for children ages 3-12. Through Mar 11. $5. Steele Lane Community Center. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3282.

Lectures Keeping The Living Music Alive Mar 11 • Sun • 7pm Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato Info: 415.924.4848

“Only Breath”—Kim Rosen & Jami Sieber Mar 25 • Sun • 7pm • Unity in Marin, Novato

Adey Bell “Silver Wheel CD Release Free Concert” FREE CONCERT w/“Shadow Shaman” singer-

songwriter & unreal pianist + her “Venus Exalted Ensemble” Apr 1 • Sun • 7pm • Unity in Marin, Novato Grammy Award WInner Peter Kater feat Peia

“She” CD Release Concert Exraordinaire

Apr 8 • Sun • 7pm • Showcase Theater at Marin Center

R. Carlos Nakai Quintet “Live in Concert” Global-Ethnic Grooves with Native American flutes Apr 13 • Fri • 7pm • Key Tea, 921 C St, San Rafael

Shantala & Mikey Pauker “Shalom Tour” Apr 14 • Sat • 8pm • Showcase Theater at Marin Center

Nina Wise and Vinny Ferraro “Wild Wisdom: SOUL-O”

Fresh Take on Universal Truths: improv & Dharma Humor May 12 • Sat • 7:30pm • Marin Center Auditorium

Deva Premal/ Miten w/Manose “Soul of Mantra Tour—Live” in Marin May 17 • Thu • 8pm • Unity in Marin, Novato FLOW Tour Stop in Marin: with Will Ackerman,

Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, and Jeff Oster

May 25 • Fri • 8pm • Unity in Marin, Novato

Ma Muse “Prayers for Peace” CD Release Concert All Ages • 415.924.4848 •

Bear Aware Presentation on black bears by ecologist Meghan Walla-Murphy covers the bear necessities. Pre-registration required. Mar 8, 7pm. $12. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277. History of Women at Santa Rosa Junior College SRJC director of institutional research KC Greaney presents the college’s 100-year history of women as students, instructors, administrators, trustees and more. Mar 14, 12:30pm. Frank P Doyle Library, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4614. Inanna & the Search for Wisdom Mythologist and artist Nancy Castille appears in conversation with Kayleen Asbo. Mar 11, 3pm. Free. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398. Our Connection to the Cosmos Presentation by a Planetary Society astronomer and a NASA astrophysicist is a fusion of science and mysticism. Mar 10, 9am. $52. Scottish Rite Center, 600 Acacia Ln, Santa Rosa. 707.782.0592. Troubadours & Courtly Love The musical tradition of the troubadours of the Middle Ages is explored in a talk and live performance. Mar 12, 7pm. $30. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Book Passage Mar 7, 7pm, “Your Story Is Your Power” with Elle Luna and Susie Herrick. Mar 8, 7pm, “One Breath at a Time” with Kevin Griffin. Mar 10, 2pm, “The Sandman” with Lars Kepler. Mar 10, 4pm, “The New Carbon Architecture” with Bruce King. Mar 11, 4pm, “A Long Way from Home” with Peter Carey. Mar 12, 7pm, “Sign My Name to Freedom” with Betty Reid-Soskin. Mar 13, 7pm, “Last Watchman of Cairo” with Michael David Lukas. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960. Book Passage By-the-Bay Mar 8, 6pm, “The Only Certain Freedom” with Patrick O’Neil. Mar 11, 11am, “Marielle in Paris” with Maxine Schur. 100 Bay St, Sausalito. 415.339.1300. Occidental Center for the Arts Mar 9, 7pm, “Backstories from the West Edge” with Andrea Granahan. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392. Point Reyes Books Mar 8, 7pm, “Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor” with Mimi Robinson, in conversation with author Christian McEwan. Mar 11, 4pm, “A Reckoning” with Linda Spalding. 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1542. Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Mar 8, 6:30pm, “The Secret Life of Mrs London” with Rebecca Rosenberg. Mar 10, 7pm, “Flame & Fortune in the American West” with Gregory Simon. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.

Theater Brick by Brick Bay Area theater-makers unite to tell transformative stories about rape culture and its impact on community. Contains mature themes. Mar 9-10, 8pm. $21-$27. Novato Theater Company, 5240 Nave Dr, Novato. 415.883.4498. David Copperfield College of Marin Drama Program presents a staged version of the Charles Dickens novel. Through Mar 18. $15-$20. College of Marin James Dunn Theatre, 835 College Ave, Kentfield. 415.485.9385. Dead Man’s Cell Phone Ross Valley Players present a new comedy about how we memorialize the dead and our need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Through Mar 25. $15-$27. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. The Government Inspector Conservatory Theatre Ensemble presents the timely government satire about mistaken identities and set in a small corrupt Russian town. Mar 13-17. $5-$12. Caldwell Theatre, Tamalpais High School, 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley.

The Gumshoe Murders Get a Clue Productions presents a new murder-mystery dinner theater show about a 1940s detective caught in a web of deception. Reservations required. Sat, Mar 10, 7pm. $68. Charlie’s Restaurant, Windsor Golf Club, 1320 19th Hole Dr, Windsor. It’s All Relative Conceived by Sonoma County producer and director Beulah Vega, the show features four different one-act plays that revolve around themes of family. Through Mar 10. $18-$25. Studio Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185. The Language of Flowers Curtain Call Theatre presents the California premiere of the intriguing mystery from celebrated playwright Gary Kayner. Includes mature content. Through Mar 24. $15-$20. Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.524.8739. Noises Off One of the funniest theatrical farces ever, this ensemble work about a second-rate theatre company features missed cues, forgotten lines, slamming doors and sardines flying everywhere. Mar 9-31. $20$33. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185. The Realistic Joneses Left Edge Theatre presents the wonderfully weird comedy about two suburban couples with intertwining identities. Through Mar 25. $25-$40. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600. Sister Act The Tony-nominated uplifting musical is directed by Michael Ross, former Napa Valley Playhouse artistic director. Through Mar 18. $10-$25. Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa. 707.256.7500. Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical Twentieth-century film, television and radio icon is explored in this jukebox musical about her successful career and personal struggles. Through Mar 11. $28-$39. Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 707.266.6305. Twelfth Night Sonoma State University’s department of theatre arts presents Shakespeare’s gendertangled tale of love, mischief and mistaken identity Mar 14-31. $5-$17. Evert B. Person Theater, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.4246. Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter A US Marine veteran visits a misfit desert community to heal from post-war stress in this character-driven drama, presented as part of SRJC’s Women’s History Month. Mar 9-18. $12-$18. Newman Auditorium, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372.

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PublicNotices 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 Feb 12, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144040. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CHRISTOPHER, 90 MAIN STREET, TIBURON, CA 94920: CHRISTOPHERS LLC, 90 MAIN STREET, TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEB 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018143959. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CORE EMBODIMENT PRACTICES, 655 REDWOOD HWY, SUITE 160, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: DEIDRE SOMMERS, 875 OCEAN AVE., (AKA AJAYA SOMMERS), 875 OCEAN AVE., RICHMOND, CA 94801. 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 FEB 13, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-143740. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: ABEL C. MALDONADO CONTRUCTION, 1565 CENTER ROAD, NOVATO, CA 94947: MALDONADO CONTRUCTION GROUP, INC., NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 JAN 16, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018143947 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: NEW

GROWTH PROFESSIONAL PLANT SERVICE, 25 PARK RD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: MELANIE ANN PERATIS, 25 PARK RD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registration expired more than 40 days ago and is renewing under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEB 12, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-143986.The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: COUCH GENES, 240 TAMAL VISTA BLVD, #290, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: JODI L. KLUGMAN-RABB, 240 TAMAL VISTA BLVD, #290, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: CHRISTINA B. FITZGIBBONS, 240 TAMAL VISTA BLVD, #290, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on FEB 16, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-143795. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: PINNACLES DIVE CENTER, 875 GRANT AVE, NOVATO, CA 94945: OLGA Y VAKHRAMEEVA, 6581 JOYCE COURT, ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. 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 JAN 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018144013. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: AT FIRST GLANTZ BEAUTY, 1608-A SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JESSICA GLANTZ, 1608-F SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is 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 FEB 21, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144045. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: DREAMLIFE DESIGN, 406 HILLDALE WAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JENNIFER MESSINA, 406 HILLDALE WAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is 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 FEB 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018144049. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: PARAGON & CO, 245 PLAYA DEL REY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TULLMANN, ERWIN, 245 PLAYA DEL REY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is RENEWING FILING WITH NO CHANGES THAT EXPIRED MORE THAN 40 DAYS AGO, 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 FEB 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28 of 2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018144047. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CALGANG, 194 NORTHGATE ONE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: Vichuda Stine, 312 GREENBRIAR CIRCLE, Petaluma, CA 94954. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is 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 FEB 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28 of 2018)


PR-1800475 filed on Feb 08, 2018. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of John David Enerson. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN by TYLER S. BENNETT. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that TYLER S. BENNETT and ELIZABETH KEANE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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: MARCH 26, 2018 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, 94901. 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. PETITIONER: TYLER S. BENNETT, 450 BRAND AVE., NORTH, #450, GLENDALE, CA 91203. 323.944.1010. Publication Dates: Feb 21, 28, March 07 of 2018)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Notice is hereby given that Glenn A. Haldan is the duly appointed and qualified Trustee of THE GLENN AND VIRGINIA HALDAN REVOCABLE TRUST, and that VIRGINIA Z. HALDAN, a Co-Settlor of said Trust, died on or about January 3, 2018, being at the time of her death a resident of Mill Valley, Marin County, CA. A creditor having a claim against the trust estate must file a claim with the undersigned at the address given below within ninety (90) days after first publication of this Notice. Dated this 16th day of February, 2018. Glenn Al Haldan, Trustee, The Glenn and Virginia Haldan Revocable Trust, c/o Alling & Jillson, LTD., 276 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 2000, Post Office Box 3390, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 89449-3390. (Publication Dates: Feb 28, March 7, 14 of 2018)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No: CIV 1800616. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Natasha Brahim on behalf of minor child, Taliyan Marie Brahim-Rhodes filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TALIYAH MARIE BRAHIM-RHODES TO TALIYAH MARIE BRAHIM. 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: 04/30/2018 AT 09:00 AM, DEPT E, ROOM E. Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 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: FEB 21, 2018. (Publication Dates: MAR 07, 14, 21, 28 of 2018)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No: CIV 1800650. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner NOREEN ANNE BURROWS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: NOREEN ANNE BURROWS TO NOREEN ANNE CORR. 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: 04/20/2018 AT 09:00 AM, DEPT B, ROOM B. Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 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: FEB 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: MAR 07, 14, 21, 28 of 2018)

By Amy Alkon


A guy I know through mutual friends finally asked for my number, claiming he’d like to see more of me. I was elated, but he never called. After a month, I gave up hope, feeling puzzled and, honestly, kind of hurt. Why do men get your number if they’re never going to call or text?—Uncontacted


Men can experience a sort of temporary amnesia in the moment, leading them to ask you for your number. Shortly afterward, their memory returns: “Oh, wait—I have a girlfriend.” Of course, it isn’t just men who are prone to ride the “seemed like a good idea at the time” seesaw. It’s anyone with a human brain. This asking-for-your-numberand-then-never-actually-dialing-it thing appears to be an example of our brain’s two systems at work—our quick-to-react emotional system and our slower-tocome-around reasoning system, which I wrote about in a recent column, per the research of psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Again, the fast emotional system responds immediately—and automatically: “Yeah, baby! There’s a woman whose clothes I’d like to see in a pile on my bedroom rug.” Or, if the lust is for a little head-busting: “BAR FIGHT!” The rational system comes around later, often for a little rethink about whatever the emotional system got the person into. In other words, it helps to view any request for your number as a moment of flattery—nothing more. Don’t expect a guy to call. In fact, expect most not to call. If they don’t call, you’ll be right. If they do, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, like getting that winning lottery scratcher that allows you to buy that Lamborghini you’ve been eyeing—the whole car, not just the logo-adorned leather key ring to attach to the keys for your 3,000-year-old Honda.


I have a very good friend—a friend who shows up for me in big ways when the chips are down. However, she is very judgmental and offers her opinion on everything from how I should groom my cat to why I shouldn’t get Botox. I wouldn’t presume to tell her how to cut her hair or treat her dogs—unless she asked. Her comments often hurt my feelings. How do I gently get her to stop acting like my vet, my beautician, etc.?—Annoyed


It must be tempting to ask her, “Hey, wanna come over on Thursday night? I’ll do a stir-fry, and we can watch Netflix … or you can do an hour on why my new haircut was a tragic mistake and how (for the fourth time!) the couch should be against the other wall.” Friendly advice is not always as, uh, other-serving as it’s made out to be. Communications researcher Matthew M. Martin emphasizes that “people communicate to satisfy personal needs.” He notes that previous research identified six basic “interaction motives”: Pleasure, affection, inclusion, relaxation, control and escape (like ditching your own problems to fixate on what a hot mess your friend is). Research by social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, among others, suggests that it’s in our self-interest to be helpful. Helping feels good in the moment (the “pleasure” motive). Also, the sort of happiness with staying power comes from extending ourselves for others rather than, say, shoving ’em out of the way and chasing happiness for ourselves (like by amassing more shoes). Of course, if it is the pleasure motive driving your friend, it may come from a darker place—like a desire to show off and act superior—which may dovetail with “the control motive,” which, Martin explains, “involves the need to influence others and to be viewed by others as competent.” Regardless, you don’t owe anyone your attention—not even a compulsively helpful “very good friend.” Wait until a moment when you aren’t ducking flying tips. Tell her that you love that she’s trying to look out for you but that her values aren’t necessarily your values. Accordingly, you have a new policy: No more unsolicited advice, except in emergencies. Qualifying situations call for brief, lifepreserving warnings—such as “Watch out” or “Duck!”—not the longer-winded constructive tips offered in so-called “fashion emergencies”: “Have you seen yourself from behind? You’d best rethink those pants, doll.”Y Worship the goddess—or sacrifice her at the altar at


For the week of March 7

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic and harddriving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable, open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will you

celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: Water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible that you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English word ‘velleity’ refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site, but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans—and then actually carry out those plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film Spider-Man, there’s a scene where the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spider-Man, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and

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catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of jello before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say that they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life—although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw

the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own—an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions—illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away more than 1,000 pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his awardwinning stories in a single night, and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning around three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to

my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ON THE VERGE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED BREAKTHROUGH! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest.Y

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