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Extinguishing AFib: A Firefighter’s Story Marin General Hospital Staff Writer


ire Captain Jake Peterson, of San Rafael, was just twenty-nine years old the first time his heart went into atrial fibrillation. He was at a Giant’s game with a paramedic friend when he felt a fluttering in his chest. As Jake describes it, “It felt weird. I felt off. I felt like something wasn’t right.” His friend thought it was most likely nothing, but they headed for the medical tent - just in case. The physician working the tent put Jake on a heart monitor. Looking up at the doctor, the medical technician, and his friend, Jake immediately knew something was wrong. “Their eyes got wide,” he remembers, “and their mouths dropped.” Jake was transported to St. Francis Hospital. When medication failed to put his heart back into normal rhythm, Jake was electrically cardioverted.

The very next day, Jake went to see Dr. Robert Sperling, an interventional cardiologist at Marin General Hospital. Dr. Sperling calmed Jake’s fears, explaining that AFib was quite common and occasionally occurred in younger people. While Jake’s own grandfather had developed AFib at eighty, Dr. Sperling had seen patients as young as 13. Barring any further episodes, Dr. Sperling suggested Jake come in for tests once a year. He also stressed the importance of a healthy lifestyle. As Jake puts it “It was really good that I got it at that age because I changed my habits. I learned to exercise better, eat better, take better care of my body and drink more water.” Jake’s self-imposed lifestyle modifications can be effective for many people with AFib. In fact, Marin General Hospital’s

Center for Integrative Health & Wellness recently introduced the groundbreaking “Get Into Rhythm” lifestyle modification program for AFib patients. The lifestyle changes and regular monitoring served Jake well. He fought fires all over Marin County and was on the frontlines at the historic 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite. Then, in October of 2014, Jake had an episode on his way to work. He immediately went to the Marin General Hospital Emergency Department. Again, the drugs did not work for him, and he had to be cardioverted electrically. Jake’s doctors were not too alarmed, since it had been ten years since his last episode. But Jake had another bout of AFib just one month later. The medication worked, but Jake was getting concerned. As he puts it, “It’s uncomfortable, it’s weird. It’s your heart. You’re nervous all the time that you’re going to get it again, if you work three days in a row, if you work out too hard or don’t get enough water. The fear of going back into it was always on my mind.” Moreover, while Jake was anxious to get back to work, the Fire Department doctor would not clear him to return. He was finally allowed back on the job in mid-December. Two days later, he went into AFib again. Jake was put on a beta-blocker but he experienced yet another episode in April of 2015. This time, Dr. Sperling referred him to see a cardiologist specializing in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Marin General Hospital’s Dr. Sujoya Dey. She recommended a minimally invasive intervention known as transcatheter cardiac ablation.

This procedure destroys the tiny area of heart muscle that triggers the arrhythmia. A catheter with an electrode at its tip is guided up to the heart through an artery in the groin. Once the exact location of the dysfunctional area has been identified, the electrode destroys it. Jake was less than enthusiastic about the ablation procedure and decided to put it off. Then, in June of 2015, he had another episode and cardioverted at home using medication he had been given for emergency purposes. “After that, I said OK, enough is enough,” Jake recalls. “ Dr. Dey, you’re up.” In July of 2015, Jake went in to Marin General Hospital for cardiac ablation. The procedure took five hours and he was released from the hospital the following day. Because the procedure requires that a patient be on blood thinners for three months after surgery, Jake was not able to return to work right away. He was finally given the all clear to return to the fire station in October of 2015 and has worked a normal schedule ever since. On his days off, Jake is back to an active lifestyle of surfing, golfing, soccer, and playing softball with his teammates at San Rafael’s Albert’s Field. To read more stories Healing Place stories visit

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~ YEARS ~ This week, letter-writers pen notes about the man behind the changes at Mill Valley’s Depot Bookstore & Cafe.

‘Hidden Gem’

What a great feature, thanks so much [‘Passion Project,’ April 4]! The Indie Alley is a terrific space run by amazing women and I hope this article helps more local people discover this hidden gem. We’re so excited! —Teal DuPre, via

Generous & Unpretentious

Paul Lazzareschi is our neighbor in Mill Valley [‘Community Crisis,’ March 28]. There is a lot here that is simply not true and I am concerned about the misconceptions it might cause. The plan for The Depot, which will continue to be called The Depot (there is absolutely no plan for it to be called “Paul’s”), is to upgrade the existing structure, which is badly needed. A plan to widen the door for customer access will cut down the bookstore only minimally (maybe 10 percent). Saying that it is 50 percent is blatantly untrue.

Mr. Lazzareschi is a beloved part of Mill Valley. His restaurant Vasco is a wonderful and affordable place and Paul knows everyone who comes in by name. He is generous and unpretentious and this portrayal by Mr. Nicosia could not be further from the truth. Mr. Lazzareschi is a professional who knows how to run this establishment and provide good food, a pleasant atmosphere and keep this landmark afloat. The Depot will benefit from his stewardship. —Donna Seager, via

Ethics & Morals

I’ve known Paul for over 10 years, and he is a stand-up guy with ethics and morals [‘Community Crisis,’ March 28]. He would do a great job bringing The Depot up to more modern standards and keep the flavor we all love. I couldn’t think of a better or nicer guy to take over The Depot. —Klaus Larsen, via

By Howard Rachelson

1 It was one of the most beautiful hotels in the United States, and the first luxury hotel in Marin County; this high-society resort was constructed in 1888, at an exorbitant cost of $200,000, in what city of Marin?


2 What musical instrument has 47 strings? 3 Cuba’s closest neighbor lies about 50 miles away.


What country is this?

4 A girl named Belle was featured in what Disney fairy tale movie, made in 1991 and remade in 2017? 5 Congratulations to the men’s and women’s champions of this year’s ‘March Madness’—the NCAA college basketball tournament. What teams (they have a common religious connection)? 6 Who was the only U.S. president to resign his office, and why? 7 The brightest star in the night sky has what name that means ‘glowing’

or ‘scorching hot,’ in Greek?

8 What English woman, in 1854, who organized hospital and nursing services during the Crimean War, is considered the founder of modern nursing techniques?

9 Give the names of these metric system prefixes: a. One thousand metric units b. One million metric units c. One tenth of a metric unit 10 This nine-letter word can mean its opposite, representing either

watchful care and supervision, or a careless lack of supervision.

BONUS QUESTION: Happy Tax Day! Federal income tax was made permanent after the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913. What was the highest tax bracket at that time (for those 1 percenters who made more than $500,000)?

▲ A Mill Valley teen was kept indoors for nine months because of a blood disorder. Last July, 15-yearold Jack was finally allowed to go outside after a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The donor was a 23-year-old Australian man who Jack never met. Jack, who’s Asian, was one of the lucky ones, as it’s often challenging for some ethnic groups to find a bone marrow match. Knowing this, when Make-A-Wish offered to grant him a wish, he didn’t ask for a trip to Walt Disney World; he selflessly chose to help others. Jack’s now a bone marrow donation spokesperson, and he wrote and recorded a public service announcement encouraging people, especially of Asian heritage, to join the bone marrow registry at Bravo Jack for helping save lives.

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▼ Criminals need a set of ethics to follow. Here’s the first tenet: Thou shalt not steal from nonprofit organizations that benefit the public. We’re speaking specifically to the hooded miscreant who smashed a large rock through the front glass door of the Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM) in San Rafael and absconded with four video cameras. The CMCM provides media training and the latest digital tools to empower Marin residents to speak their truth by creating video programs that appear on Marin television. Ironically, the CMCM enables Marinites to use this equipment for free. “So, if you’re reading this, thief, why didn’t you just become a member?” asks Jill Lessard, director of operations. Return the cameras and you can produce a TV show on scoundrel cum human.—Nikki Silverstein

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Upfront Nils Palsson was a delegate for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary; now, he’s running in California’s 5th Congressional District.

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Can Nils Palsson, from the Bernie left, unseat Mike Thompson? By Tom Gogola


orth Bay voters may wake up on November 7 to the news that there are two progressives representing the region in Congress—and one of them is a bona fide Berniecrat. Nils Palsson is running against Blue Dog Democrat Mike Thompson in California’s 5th Congressional District, decrying the incumbent’s long list of big-money contributions from the corporate

world as he’s launched a Sandersfriendly campaign—and accepting individual contributions of $27. Palsson, 32, is a working dad and was a delegate for the Vermont senator in the 2016 Democratic primary. The Santa Rosa resident is running as an independent this year. It’s his second stab at the seat, which Thompson has held since 1999. Palsson ran in 2016 and came in third behind Thompson and Republican Carlos Santamaria in the primary that year. The pro-gun Thompson

went on to handily dispatch Santamaria by a margin of 3–1 in the general election. His district includes Santa Rosa, Napa County and parts of Contra Costa and Solano counties. But there’s no Republican in the race for the 5th this year, and Palsson believes he’s got a real shot at taking down Thompson from the left. Especially since Thompson may actually be—the Zodiac Killer! In a recent campaign e-blast, Palsson flatly declared, “I’m running for Congress against the infamous Zodiac Killer.” What?

The jibe played off the difficulty in defeating a popular and longstanding incumbent. An editorial that ran in the Sonoma Index-Tribune in 2016 noted that “for Thompson to lose, something extraordinary would have to happen, like he were revealed to be the never-captured Zodiac Killer from the 1970s.” Two years later, the Zodiac Killer has still not been caught, and Palsson’s having some fun-not-fun with it. He goes on to immediately say that he’s joking. “Let me make it abundantly clear,” Palsson writes. “Mike Thompson is not the Zodiac Killer. But there is a hidden truth that, if revealed, might have roughly the same effect on local voters as if he were to be revealed as the notorious murderer of yore.” The point about Thompson, he says, is that he represents the worst of the worst when it comes to the constellation of his contributor base. “The fact is that Thompson has accepted an alarming number of yuge political contributions from lobbyists representing some of the world’s most destructive corporations,” he writes. Palsson is intent on pushing a people-first agenda, he says, that’s focused on wage-equity and Medicare for all, dealing with the student debt crisis and pushing for higher wages. All very Bernie. He’s also weighing in on gun violence as part of his pitch to voters, and says that Thompson has come up short on that front despite his prominence on the issue among Democrats. “I haven’t seen visionary leadership from him on any issue,” says Palsson, “including the gun thing.” Palsson adds that he’s not calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. “I don’t go that far,” he says and notes that the Second Amendment’s original intention was as a bulwark against tyranny. Indeed, he’s wary of ongoing efforts to turn the gun-control debate into a push for legislation to raise the legal age for gun ownership to 21. “I’m not entirely sold on that,” he says, arguing that when youth turn 18, they’re granted full citizenship—and can be given a gun and sent off to war. And he’s got his own war to fight between now and the June primary. Palsson’s hoping to nab some highlevel endorsements, and says he needs to ramp up the fundraising. “I feel pretty strong going into the primary,” he says, and if he makes it through and squares off against Thompson in the general, who knows. “People will come out of the woodwork,” he says.Y


Resistance State Manuel Pastor on what other states can learn from California By Wallace Baine


he citizens of California seem to have a talent for pioneering one regrettable sociopolitical phenomenon after another, years before the country as a whole heedlessly tries the same thing. There are too many examples to catalogue: The embrace of Ronald Reagan, tax cut fever, alarmist immigration phobia and—most salient to today’s headlines—the election of a cartoonish Republican celebrity with zero government experience. We Californians often react to the ensuing sense of déjà vu—much like a teenager whose dad has just discovered Vampire Weekend. But writer and sociologist Manuel Pastor thinks we’d be better off cooling it with the rolling eyes and air of miffed superiority. “The reluctance to learn from California has been there for a while,” he says. “The country always looks to its founding [East] Coast, and not to its left coast. So, we in California can either talk about this

in an arrogant fashion, or we can talk about this with the humility of someone who is in recovery. Because we are. This state is in recovery from its own addiction to allowing race to divide the polity, its own addiction to quick-fix schemes, its addiction to ‘Only I can fix this problem’— which was Arnold’s pitch as well as Trump’s. We can puff out our chest and brag about some wisdom we have, or we can share the lessons from some of the mistakes we’ve made with some humility.” Pastor is the author of a new book titled State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future. It’s a deep dive into the political, social and cultural upheavals that have characterized California’s history since the middle of the last century, and how those upheavals have predicted what the U.S. at large was to experience later. Pastor likes to call California “America fast-forward,” and asserts that the demographic anxiety,

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the economic uncertainty and the profiteering from political polarization that has characterized the Trump Era is essentially the story of California in the 1990s. “Think about all that happened [in California in the ’90s]—Prop. 187, the elimination of bilingual education, the elimination of affirmative action,” says Pastor, a former UC Santa Cruz student who also taught at UCSC for a decade. “We thought that scapegoating immigrants would somehow recover the economy. It didn’t work. And it sounds a lot like what the nation is doing right now.” State of Resistance was not conceived as a reaction to the election of Donald Trump, says Pastor. In fact, he had begun work on the book long before the 2016 presidential election, and was anticipating a Hillary Clinton presidency. “I started writing this book mostly because I was afraid that what happened when Obama won would continue to happen when Hillary won.” He’s referring to heavy Democratic Party electoral losses in state Houses during the Obama years. After the 2016 election, Pastor’s calculus changed. Led by majority Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown, California began to position itself in opposition to the Trump administration on a number of issues, and Pastor began to trace California’s recent transformation to a citadel of blue-state values. But he’s careful not to go overboard on the California Dream narrative, pointing to huge challenges the state faces in such areas as income inequality and the ongoing housing crisis. Pastor stresses that State of Resistance is not only for Californians. It’s an American story, and as such, his book has been getting attention in states beyond California. “It’s on people’s radar for a number of reasons,” he says. “When you look at the parallels between the U.S. today and California in the ’90s, it’s so obvious that people are really intrigued. And within the state, we’ve lived through this dramatic 25-year transformation. And people are excited to see the story being told in a way in which they can see themselves in it.”Y

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Samantha Paris, founder of Sausalito’s Voicetrax San Francisco, guides voice actor Maureen O’Donoghue.

Finding a Voice

Samantha Paris learns from her students By David Templeton


emember what I always say, ‘Safety lies in the risk.’” Samantha Paris, gently waving her arms with each syllable she speaks, faces a student, Elizabeth Frazier, through the glass of the recording studio. About a dozen other students watch as Paris does her thing. “Now let’s try that again,” she tells Frazier, who’s just been practicing a line of advertising copy for Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese, performing it in the bright-andchipper style of Julie Andrews. “This time, let’s do something different,” Paris says. “This time, I want you to seduce us.” “Oh, god!” Frazier says, laughing. “So let’s try for the color violet,” Paris continues. “Give me super sensual and super sexy and do it in a nice, low pitch. Take a nice deep

breath in, let it out slowly, and then say the line. Ready? Let’s go.” “There’s one very good reason,” Frazier begins, “why Stouffer’s hasn’t changed its macaroni and cheese recipe … in 35 years. You’d never forgive us.” She nails it. Never has macaroni and cheese sounded sexier. To the raucous cheers of the class, Paris says, “Elizabeth … that was beautiful. That’s voice acting people! Now, let’s try orange—really nurturing and warm. Ready? Go!” It’s a Saturday afternoon at Voicetrax voice-over academy in Sausalito, and founder Paris is teaching an intermediate level two-session script analysis class. The students have been working at identifying various ways to deliver advertising copy, by identifying different “colors” that are suggested

in the text. This technique is designed to help the actors engage their full range of vocal abilities. They’ve also learned little tricks to help them get out of their own comfort zones, including singing the copy in the style of opera, rap or country western, just to bypass the tendency to overthink their performances. Clearly, such techniques are working. After all, Paris has been doing this kind of work, and teaching it to thousands of students, for the last 30 years. “My teaching is very unconscious,” Paris says, after the class. “I don’t think that hard about it. I just do it. It’s a stream of consciousness. For me, it’s all about having an open heart, and listening. I know that some of my students are going through a lot, and I know I need to acknowledge that.”

In today’s class, for example, there are students who’ve recently overcome strokes or heart attacks, unplanned retirements, divorces, break-ups and more. Some suffer crippling stage fright. Others struggle with low self-esteem, and view voiceacting as a way to come face-to-face with their anxieties. Paris says that she does whatever it takes—coaxing and sweet-talking, joshing and teasing, delivering hilarious F-bomb-laden encouragements or offering plain, honest, straight-taking criticism—to facilitate the necessary breakthroughs. “This sounds a little corny, but I’ve learned that if I can just be authentic, and come from love, it’s going to be OK, and I’m going to say the right things,” Paris says. “We all have our baggage, of course. We talk about this all the time here. That microphone doesn’t lie. If you


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was moved from her living room to downtown Sausalito, where the Voicetrax academy was built. “People are often surprised at how much available work there is in the voiceover industry,” Paris says. “And that’s specifically true here in the Bay Area. Thanks to Silicon Valley, the average Bay Area voice actor, with a talent agent, can do very well in this business.” Paris is taking a break in an adjoining studio. Just outside the door, another, even more raucous class—this one focusing on video game voice-overs—is taking place. A quick glance around the room shows a fairly even mix of male and female students. “When I first started in this industry, in the ’70s, 90 percent of all voice-over work was being done by men,” Paris acknowledges. “Nowadays, it’s about 60 percent men, 40 percent women. So things are getting better.” Another change in the industry, she points out, is that it’s no longer necessary to have an agent to land voice-acting gigs, though Paris insists that it is still the best route toward getting steady work. “Having an agent puts you at the top tier of voice actors,” she says, “but there’s now a tier right below that.” There are, she explains, a number of websites where one can audition for various voice acting jobs, usually for a yearly fee. “The pay is lower for those jobs, and most of the work isn’t quite so sexy, but there are jobs available at that just-below-having-an-agent level,” Paris says. Obviously, some people do well with such “second-tier” approaches. “But a lot of them don’t,” Paris says, “because there’s a tendency for people to sign up, pay their money and start auditioning before they really know what they’re doing. Back in my day, when there were just talent agents, you had to study your craft, and study some more, until you were fucking great. You were not going to be signed by an agent until you were great. And that takes a lot of work, and a lot of dedication. If you want to be successful, you have to put in the effort. You have to do the work. And you have to believe in yourself. “And that,” she continues, “takes work, too.” Ironically, Paris says she found it harder to follow her own advice when it came to writing Finding the Bunny. She first set out to write

Students rehearse together at Voicetrax, the country’s largest and only voice-over academy of its kind.

the book four years ago, in hopes of releasing it in time for Voicetrax’s 30th anniversary. “But I was scared out of my mind,” she says. “At first, I hired a ghostwriter, because I assumed I wasn’t smart enough to write it myself. Growing up, I was always told I was stupid. My brother and sister were the readers in our house. They always had their noses in a book. I always had my nose buried in the television. It ultimately paid off, since I’ve had a career doing cartoons and commercials and stuff. But when you don’t read as a kid, and everyone else does, you can easily develop a self-identity as the stupid one.” After spending “a small fortune” on the ghostwriter, Paris says that she wasn’t happy with the way the book was turning out. “It finally dawned on me, ‘Well shit, Samantha. If you want a memoir, you’re going to have to write it yourself.’ But I was still petrified, just frozen in fear. I always talk about how safety lies in the risk. But I was so scared to dive in and start writing.” What finally gave her the courage, she says, were her students. “To me, they are so brave,” she says. “It was pretty obvious that I had to do what they do when they come in here. I had to take the risk. So I basically just said, ‘Oh Sammy, fuck it. Just start and see what happens.’”

It took another three years, but she finally completed the book, with a forward by actor Peter Coyote. “It’s so funny,” she says. “I constantly tell my students that anything they set their minds to, they can do. But I’d had such a hard time believing that for myself. When the moment finally came that the truck arrived at my house, and 1,000 copies of my book were delivered to my garage, I was shaking so hard that my husband had to open the first box and put the book in my hands.” As for what’s next, Paris says that she’d love to see the book developed into a television show about the voice-over industry. Maybe she’ll even try writing another book. And of course, she plans to continue training new voice actors. “I’ve always had the philosophy that you have to just enjoy the journey, work hard, be authentic, come from love and see where that takes you,” she says. “I swear to God, that’s how I live my life. The older I get, the more I’m into having an awareness of what the universe is telling us. I truly believe this book is going to take me someplace else, and I’m really looking forward to finding out what that is.”Y Samantha Paris and some of her students will be performing sections from ‘Finding the Bunny’ on Sunday, April 15 at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 4pm;

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are hurting, or angry or whatever, that’s going to come out—and the microphone will reveal it.” Voicetrax currently employs 35 experienced teachers, has more than 300 students and offers 80 different voiceover courses. Courses are offered in two six-month “semesters,” and take place morning, noon and night, seven days a week. “That’s crazy, huh?” Paris says. “I mean, ‘How did this happen!’ right?” That’s a question that she answers in Finding the Bunny, a charmingly crafted memoir of her journey from fanciful, insecure, TV-obsessed Los Angeles kid to her current position as the owner of the largest voice-over training program in the country. Born in Southern California, Paris dreamed early of becoming an actress, a goal that was not enthusiastically supported by her parents, who struggled with alcoholism, and often made her feel less intelligent than her more bookish brother and sister. As she describes in the book, she eventually came to see the Playboy magazine bunny logo—an image (hidden somewhere on the cover of the magazine each month) that made a regular appearance in her home, thanks to her older brother— as a kind of symbol for searching for one’s hopes and dreams. She soon set out to find her own “bunny,” which in her case, she knew, would have something to do with acting. At the age of 16, Paris landed an agent, and quickly began getting work in front of the camera (including prominent roles on James at 16, Touched by an Angel, ABC Afterschool Specials and others), as well as in front of a microphone (including voice work on Jem and the Holograms, Bionic Six and thousands of commercials). It was as a voice actor that she says she found the most freedom to become whoever she wanted to be. After moving to the Bay Area in 1988, and choosing Mill Valley as her home, she found herself teaching voice-over (almost by accident) to a rapidly increasing number of eager Bay Area students. That was three decades ago. Almost immediately, under the business name Voicetrax San Francisco, Paris’s reputation as a teacher took off, boosted by stellar word-of-mouth from her students, and by regular appearances on KGO’s The Ronn Owens Show, where she would “audition” wannabe voice actors live on the radio. Eventually, Paris’ operation

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t is hard not to get cynical about the food/restaurant business when it seems like every other day a large corporation swallows another “little guy” and inevitably the quality of the smaller entity quietly erodes. With chain restaurants or multi-units, this scenario typically plays out with a gradual diminution of food quality. Fifteen-year-old Pacific Catch, with eight locations throughout the Bay Area, appears to be changing that paradigm. Six months ago the company’s original CEO, Keith Cox, returned to the group after leaving in 2012. For those old enough to remember, Cox also started World Wrapps with several partners in San Francisco in 1995. I recall thinking that he was a bit ahead of his time with those crazy multi-colored tortillas. Today, Pacific Catch has embraced a sustainability model, and timing seems spot-on. Along with hiring a director of sustainability, the restaurant has partnered with several organizations— including the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch—that require Pacific

Catch to source its seafood from environmentally responsible places. Here’s the upside of a multi-unit business when it’s done right: The revenue generated from multiple locations allows the company to grow (scale), purchase good-quality ingredients and pay for talent in the kitchen. From all accounts, Pacific Catch is doing just that. Its recent Clean Catch menu featured several inspired dishes, including Citrus Poke Tacos made with cubed kanpachi fish, orange, yuzu, pomegranate and ginger. The Salmon Bowl was a delicious medley of flavors—quinoa, grilled salmon, brown rice, soy tahini drizzle, cilantro-pepita pesto, avocado and more. Navigating the food world is no easy task these days—and seafood is one of the most restricted facets of the industry. But if Pacific Catch stays the course, and continues to take a mindful approach to its expanding business, let’s hope for smooth sailing ahead.Y Pacific Catch, 133 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera; 415/927-3474;



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Guitar master Mark Karan, represented by Floating Records, will perform on Saturday, April 14 as part of Throckmorton Theatre’s Spring Revue concert.


Float On

Local label showcases its top talent By Charlie Swanson


loating Records was born on a boat—specifically a Sausalito houseboat—by longtime Marin resident and lifelong music lover Don Zimmer in 2008. “I was really interested in recording original music, and that spurred an interest in distribution,” says Zimmer, a former Nasdaq trader who now splits his time between Marin and Blaine, Idaho. “Doing it for myself and for friends just blossomed into a record label.” Over the past 10 years, Floating Records has represented and distributed albums for dozens of local musicians like Tracy Blackman, Jesse Lee Kincaid, Go by Ocean and Fiver Brown. This week, Floating Records hosts a Spring Revue concert at Throckmorton Theatre, featuring performances by three of the label’s top current artists: Americana charttoppers Jeffrey Halford & the Healers and guitar masters Mark Karan and Peter Kaukonen. When Zimmer began Floating Records, he was selling CDs to

Whole Foods Markets and other major platforms. These days, he’s getting into vinyl, and last year Floating Records put out its first vinyl release with Jeffrey Halford’s Lo-Fi Dreams. “It got some chart time, it was on the radio, and we really liked that experience of making records,” says Zimmer of Lo-Fi Dreams. This year, Floating Records will release more vinyl, with albums in the works by psychedelic blues-rocker Reverend Freakchild, Southern rock band Moses Guest, Karan, Kaukonen and others. Zimmer says that hosting live events was also always a part of Floating Records’ mission. “I appreciate the Throckmorton Theatre for the diversity of what it does,” Zimmer says. “I want to thank them and thank the support of the community.”Y Spring Revue, Saturday, April 14, Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley; 8pm; $21-$35; 415/383-9600.


Show the world how adorable your pup really is during the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest held Saturday, June 23, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair (June 20 - 24). Win up to $1500 and bask in the limelight in New York City! Dogs of all shapes and sizes are wanted and welcome. ‘Foxtrot,’ playing this week at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Center, is an Israeli film that tells the story of a family dealing with the loss of its military son.


Quagmire ‘Foxtrot’: An unusual tragi-comedy about a war that never ends By Richard von Busack


t’s not funny, ha-ha—it’s funny, Kaf ka. The slightly surreal Israeli tragi-comedy Foxtrot astonishes with its ability to thrive on serious tonal shifts, flashforwards and a bit of animation. A pair of soldiers comes to the door of Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Daphna (Sarah Adler, of Notre Musique) with a regret-to-inform-you notice that their son Jonathan has been killed. Daphna keels over in a dead faint. The troops get busy, lifting her skirt and shooting her full of tranquilizers. One soldier insists that the horrified father drink water every hour to keep hydrated, programming his cellphone for reminders. Then comes word that the dead son is posthumously promoted from corporal to staff sergeant. A nebbish of a chaplain arrives to outline all of the mandatory religious gestures the funeral must contain. Suddenly, startling news arrives, just as a murmuration of starlings darkens the windows. We travel to checkpoint Foxtrot, deep in a windy desert, where it looks like it’s already after the end

of the world. The seemingly late Jonathan (Yonatan Shiray) and his three fellow troops are bivouacked in a freight container that’s slowly sinking into the grey mud. When it doesn’t rain buckets, it drips. Here’s the forlorn comedy of soldiers living in filth and talking their trash. One particularly piercing scene is of a plump, nicely dressed mom kept at the checkpoint, forced to stand in a cloudburst, trying not to cry as her dress and her hair are ruined. Meanwhile, an antique computer slowly buzzes and blats out an OK for her to proceed. It’s a typical soldier’s duty— dead boredom punctuated with minutes of fright; finally, there’s one wrong move, and terrible calamity. Samuel Maoz (2009’s Lebanon) demonstrates a depth of feeling and a sense of bitter absurdity. And he doesn’t make the prime mistake of a director telling a story of a perhaps justifiable war. As per the scene of the drenched, humiliated mom, Maoz never even once claims that the hunters suffer as much as the hunted.Y


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• New Movies This Week By Matthew Stafford

Friday April 13 - Thursday April 19 • The Animation Show of Shows (1:30) Cool compendium of international animation features eye-filling short subjects from France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. • Annihilation (1:55) A group of scientists venture into an environmental disaster zone that’s no walk in the woods; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson star. • Back to Burgundy (1:53) A year in the life of a family vineyard as three siblings return to the soil, harvest their grapes, bottle their wine and bond. • Baja (1:46) Throwback teen comedy about college kids mixing it up with girls and gangsters on a road trip to Cabo. • Beirut (1:49) Desert-cool political thriller stars Jon Hamm as an old Beirut hand recruited by the CIA to negotiate a hostage release; Rosamunde Pike co-stars. • Blockers (1:42) Three protective parents launch an all-out assault on prom night to keep their daughters from losing their virginity. • Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare (1:40) An unbidden ghoul turns a casual game of Truth or Dare into a spookfest of violence, retribution and passive-aggressive behavior. • Chappaquiddick (1:41) Docudrama about the mysterious death of Mary Jo Kopechne and its ongoing effect on American politics; Jason Clarke stars as Ted Kennedy. • Claire’s Camera (1:09) Airy French comedy-drama about the complex relationships between a sales assistant, a filmmaker and a vacationing schoolteacher in sunny Cannes; Isabelle Huppert stars. • The Death of Stalin (1:47) Absurdist screwball satire stars Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin and Steve Buscemi as three top Soviet ministers jockeying for position as the feared dictator flirts with death. • Dig Deep, Fly High Children’s Film Festival (1:13) Family-friendly fest of 11 eyefilling cartoons from Switzerland, Mexico, Slovenia, Argentina, France, Russia, Canada, the Czech Republic and the United States. • A Fierce Green Fire (1:41) Sweeping documentary chronicles 50 years of environmental activism from the Love Canal and Greenpeace to the Amazon rainforest and global warming; Robert Redford and Meryl Streep narrate. • Final Portrait (1:30) Chamber piece fixes upon painter Alberto Giacometti’s longaborning portrait of author James Lord; Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer star. • Finding Your Feet (1:51) Sixtysomething divorcee Imelda Staunton gets a new lease on life when she joins a community dance class peopled by the likes of Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley. • Foxtrot (1:48) Award-winning Israeli drama about a bereaved couple’s grief and anger over their soldier son’s death at a remote military checkpoint. • Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others (1:30) Eye-opening documentary pays tribute to Nazi-banned artworks by Klee, Botticelli, Matisse, Gauguin and other “degenerates.”

Animation Show of Shows (Not Rated) Annihilation (R) Back to Burgundy (Not Rated) • Baja (PG-13) • Beirut (R) Black Panther (PG-13)

• I Feel Pretty (1:50) Deeply insecure Amy Schumer gets a supercharge of confidence and empowerment when she’s concussed into believing she’s a sexy supermodel. • Isle of Dogs (1:41) Stop-motion Wes Anderson fantasy about a vast garbage dump and its canine habitués; Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Yoko Ono and Scarlett Johansson lend voice. • Itzhak (1:23) Affectionate documentary portrait of Itzhak Perlman, who overcame childhood polio to become the world’s most acclaimed classical violinist. • Journey’s End (1:47) R.C. Sherriff ’s WWI novel hits the big screen with Sam Claflin leading a company of disparate soldiers awaiting a German offensive in the trenches of northern France. • Love, Simon (1:50) Coming-of-age dramedy about a gay teen on the verge of uncloseting himself and his crush on an online pen pal. • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection (1:47) Outer-space anime about two girls from a deteriorating planet who travel to the isle of Japan on planet Earth in search of a new home. • The Metropolitan Opera: Luisa Miller (3:58) Placido Domingo stars in Verdi’s rarely performed tragedy of love, betrayal and family politics. • Oh Lucy! (1:36) A proper if rut-stuck Japanese lady explores her adventurous side when she takes a role-playing English class from dreamy Josh Hartnett. • Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure (1:40) Familyfriendly nature film follows a young orphan and his elephant sidekick as they travel the plains of Africa battling poachers. • A Quiet Place (1:35) Yet another allAmerican family finds itself in an isolated old house besieged by spooks and goblins. • Rampage (1:47) Primatologist Dwayne Johnson takes on a mob of scientifically enhanced mutant alpha gorillas rampaging their way across North America! • Red Sparrow (2:20) Prima ballerina Jennifer Lawrence is recruited and trained by top-secret government goons and turned into a seductive, soulless secret agent. • Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy (1:21) Documentary traces the eventful life of the acclaimed poet, from political activist to pop-culture phenom to men’s movement icon. • Roberto Bolle: The Art of Dance (1:40) Catch the ballet superstar on a concert tour through Verona, Pompeii and bella Roma. • Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (1:36) Cartoon celebrates the real-life pooch whose service during WWI made him the most decorated dog in U.S. history. • Super Troopers 2 (1:40) State troopers Farva, Foster, Mac, Thorny and Rabbit are back and ineptly patrolling the U.S.Canadian border; Brian Cox stars. • Survival Sunday (2:15) Catch The Walking Dead season finale and Fear the Walking Dead season premiere on the big and bloodcurdling yet commercial-free screen.

Blockers (R) Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Not Rated) Chappaquiddick (PG-13)

Claire’s Camera (Not Rated) The Death of Stalin (R)

Dig Deep, Fly High Children’s Film Festival (G) • A Fierce Green Fire (Not Rated) Final Portrait (R) Finding Your Feet (PG-13) Foxtrot (R) Grease (PG) • Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others (Not Rated) • I Feel Pretty (PG-13) Isle of Dogs (PG-13)

Itzhak (Not Rated)

Journey’s End (R) The Leisure Seeker (R) Love, Simon (PG-13)

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection (PG-13) • The Metropolitan Opera: Luisa Miller (Not Rated) Oh Lucy! (Not Rated) Paddington 2 (PG) Phantom Thread (R) • Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure (PG) • Rampage (PG-13)

Ready Player One (PG-13) Red Sparrow (R) Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy (Not Rated) • Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)

Super Troopers 2 (R)

Survival Sunday (PG-13)

Lark: Sun 10:45, 7:45; Thu 8:40 Lark: Fri 6:20; Sat 9:10; Wed 1:10 Rafael: Fri, Wed-Thu 4:15; Sat-Sun 12, 4:15 Northgate: 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 daily Regency: Fri-Sat 10:55, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:35; Sun-Thu 10:55, 1:40, 4:20, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 3D showtime at 9:25; Sat-Sun 12:30, 6:30; 3D showtimes at 3:30, 9:25 Rowland: Fri-Wed 9:50, 1, 4:20, 7:30, 10:30 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:10, 9:40; Sat-Sun 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:50, 10:20 Rafael: Sat-Sun 12:15; Tue 8:15; Wed 9 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:05, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:45; Sun-Thu 11:05, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 Lark: Fri 2:15; Sat 5:30; Thu 10:30, 4:40 Rafael: Fri, Wed-Thu 3:30, 6, 8:30; Sat-Sun 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30; Mon-Tue 6, 8:30 Lark: Fri 10:30; Sat 3:45 Rafael: Thu 7:15 (filmmaker Mark Kitchell and U.C. Ecosystem professor John Harte in person) Regency: Fri-Sat 10:45, 3:45, 8:40; Sun-Tue 10:45, 3:45; Wed 10:40am; Thu 3:45 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:20, 2, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05; Sun-Thu 11:20, 2, 4:45, 7:25 Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:45; Sat-Sun 2, 6:30, 8:45 Regency: Sat 2 Lark: Thu 6:30 Northgate: Thu 7:15, 9:55 Rowland: Thu 7, 9:45 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:15; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:20, 6:30 Playhouse: Fri 3:30, 6:45, 9:15; Sat 1, 3:30, 6:45, 9:15; Sun 1, 3:30, 6:45; Mon-Thu 3:30, 6:45 Regency: Fri 11:50, 1:15, 2:25, 5, 6:10, 7:35, 10:10; Sat 11:50, 2:25, 5, 6:10, 7:35, 10:10; Sun-Tue, Thu 11:50, 1:15, 2:25, 5, 6:10, 7:35; Wed 2:25, 5, 7:35 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:15, 1:15, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sequoia: Wed 4:35, 6:55; Thu 4:35 Rafael: Fri 4, 6:15, 8:15; Sat 2:15, 4, 6:15, 8:15; Sun 2:15, 6:15, 8:15; Mon 8:30; Tue 6:15; Wed 4; Thu 5 Lark: Mon 10:45; Tue 8:30; Thu 12:15 Lark: Fri 12:10; Sun 5:30; Mon 1; Tue 11; Thu 2:30 Rowland: Fri-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 5; Mon-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 5, 8, 10:35 Lark: Sun 3:15 Lark: Sat 9:30am; Wed 6:30 Regency: Sat 9:30am; Wed 1, 6:30 Sequoia: Sat 9:30am; Wed 1, 6:30 Lark: Sat 7:10; Mon 8:30; Tue 4; Wed 11 Lark: Fri 4; Sat 1:30; Mon 3:30; Tue 6:15 Lark: Fri 8:45; Mon 5:50; Tue 1:20; Wed 3:40 Sequoia: Mon 6 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:50, 3D showtime at 9:30; Sat-Sun 1, 6:50, 9:30, 3D showtime at 4 Northgate: Fri 11:45, 2:25, 3:50, 5:05, 7:45, 9:05, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 6:25 Rowland: Fri-Sun 11:15, 2, 7:20, 10:25, 3D showtimes at 4:40, 9:55; Mon-Wed 11:15, 2, 7:20, 3D showtimes at 4:40, 9:55 Rowland: Fri-Wed 9:30, 12:45, 4, 7:10, 10:15 Sequoia: Thu 4:15 Regency: Fri 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:35; Sat 6:30, 9:35; Sun 12; Mon-Tue 12, 3:15, 6:30; Wed 3:15, 6:30; Thu 3:35, 6:40 Rafael: Sun 4:15 (filmmaker Haydn Reiss in person) Northgate: Fri-Sun 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7; Mon-Thu 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:20 Northgate: Thu 4:20 (double feature with Super Troopers 1), 8, 10:30 Regency: Sun 5:30

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

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm. CinéArts Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 388-1190 Century Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 924-6506 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax, 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael, 491-1314 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon, 435-1251 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda, 479-6496 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato, 898-3385


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Pickin’ Pretty When it comes to playing dobro, nobody does it better than 14-time Grammy Award-winning picker Jerry Douglas. Known for his fresh and innovative approach to the instrument, in a variety of musical styles ranging from bluegrass, to rock to jazz, he has worked as a solo artist, recorded with performers like James Taylor, Paul Simon and Elvis Costello, and has infused his signature style as a featured member of Alison Krauss’ Union Station band. Thursday, April 12, Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 8pm. $30-$35. 415.388.3850.


Dharma Duo Performance artist Nina Wise, winner of seven Theater Critics’ Awards and a teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, combines her talents with Vinny Ferraro, a teacher at Mindfulness Schools and Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, in the show “Wild Wisdom Soul-O.” Including a solo performance by Wise and a dharma talk by Ferraro, the show promises to deliver an evening of reflection, contemplation and humor. Saturday, April 14, Marin Center Showcase Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8pm. $33.50-$48.


Guthrie Generations Carrying on the tradition of his father, legendary American singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie takes it to the next level on his current Re: Generation Tour, which will feature his son Abe and daughter, Sara Lee, performing songs from all of the Guthrie generations. Arlo, who became famous at age 19 with his debut album, Alice’s Restaurant, is known for his unique brand of songwriting, storytelling and political activism. Saturday, April 14, Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $60-$80. 707.259.0123.


True Artist Singer, songwriter and political activist Joan Baez was a clear and forceful voice during the days of anti-war protests and unrest in the 1960s, and last year was inducted into the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Baez has also ventured into painting, and “Mischief Makers,” her exhibit of portraits, will be presented at a show that also includes a reception, dinner and program. Sunday, April 15, Green Music Center, Weill Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 5:00pm/champagne and art reception; 6:30pm/dinner and program. $299. 866.955.6040. —Lily O’Brien

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Sundial CALENDAR Concerts MARIN COUNTY Floating Records Spring Revue Northern California independent label hosts a triple-bill featuring high-profile acts Mark Karan’s Budz, Jeffrey Halford & the Healers and Peter Kaukonen. Apr 14, 8pm. $21-$35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. The Rock Collection Musicians Melvin Seals, Greg Anton, Stu Allen, Dan “ Lebo” Lebowitz, John-Paul McLean and Stephanie Salva rock out in the Grate Room. Apr 14, 8pm. $25. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

SONOMA COUNTY Alborosie Italian-born reggae star headlines a night of Cali Roots music with support from Tribal Theory, Pure Roots and Earl Zero. Apr 12, 8:30pm. $30. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048. Boris Andrianov & Dimitri Illarionov Redwood Arts Council presents the cellist and guitarist in a program featuring classical music and a Moldavian Folk Suite. Apr 14, 7:30pm. $10-$30/free for students accompanied by parents. Sebastopol Community Church, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol.

NAPA COUNTY Arlo Guthrie Prolific songwriter performs as part of his “Re:Generation Tour” with his children Abe and Sarah Lee joining him to present music of the Guthrie family. Apr 14, 8pm. $60$80. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123. Symphony Napa Valley Over 200 musicians and singers perform a “Beethoven Extravaganza,” featuring two of the composer’s most unusual and innovative works. Apr 14, 5pm. $49. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

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Fenix Apr 13, Harvey Mandel. Apr 14, Andre Thierry. Apr 15, tribute to Chaka Khan with Niecey Robinson. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600. HopMonk Novato Wed, open mic. Apr 12, Country Line Dancing. Apr 13, Electric Funeral and Shred Zeppelin. Apr 14, Kingsborough and Roem Baur. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Apr 11, Matt Jaffe. Apr 18, Amber Snider. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005. L’Appart Resto Apr 12, Joan Getz and Chris Huson. 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884. Marin Country Mart Apr 15, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Ain’t Misbehavin’. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. 19 Broadway Club Apr 11, Parts & Labor. Apr 12, 4pm, Relatively Dead. Apr 13, 10pm, the Soul Providers. Apr 14, 5pm, Blonde Sided. Apr 14, 9pm, the 11th Hour Band. Apr 15, 4pm, Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society. Apr 15, 8pm, Brightsilver. Apr 16, open mic. Apr 17, LuLu & the Rent Party. Apr 18, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. No Name Bar Apr 11, No Room for Zeus. Apr 12, Jesse Lee Kincaid Band. Apr 13, Michael Aragon Quartet. Apr 14, KC Filson Trio. Apr 15, Migrant Pickers. Apr 16, Kimrea & the Dreamdogs. Apr 17, open mic. Apr 18, Ash Powell & Post Age. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392. Novato City Hall Apr 14, 6pm, Novato Live with Sibling Harmonies. 901 Sherman Ave, Novato. 415.899.8900. Panama Hotel Restaurant Apr 11, EMK. Apr 12, the Buzz. Apr 17, Wanda Stafford. Apr 18, Kurt Huget and friends. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Papermill Creek Saloon Apr 12, Farhead. Apr 13, 5pm, Danny Montana. Apr 13, 9pm, Kelly Peterson Band. Apr 15, 5pm, Papermill Gang. Apr 18, OMEN. 1 Castro, Forest Knolls. 415.488.9235. Peri’s Silver Dollar Apr 12, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Apr 13, Ann Halen. Apr 14, Swoop Unit. Apr 15, Grateful Sundays. Apr 16, open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Ali Akbar College of Music Apr 14, 1pm, Birthday tribute to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan. 215 West End Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6372.

Rancho Nicasio Apr 13, Gary Vogensen & the Ramble Band. Apr 14, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs. Apr 15, 5pm, Johnny Allair birthday party. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

The Belrose Thurs, open mic night. 1415 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6422.

San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Apr 13, 6pm, Tom Bekeny & Jazz Hands. 850 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.524.2800.

Sausalito Seahorse Mon, DJ GEI. Tues, Noel Jewkes and friends. Wed, Milonga with Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow. Apr 12, KiANA and friends. Apr 13, Bait & Switch Blues Band. Apr 14, Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World. Apr 15, 4pm, Mazacote with Louie Romero. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Apr 12, We Are the West. Apr 13, Dylan Earl. Apr 14, Go by Ocean. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311. Station House Cafe Apr 15, 5pm, Paul Knight and friends. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515. Sweetwater Music Hall Apr 11, Go by Ocean. Apr 12, the Jerry Douglas Trio. Apr 13, Don Carlos with Simple Creation. Apr 14, Tainted Love. Apr 15, Nils Lofgren solo acoustic. Sold-out. Apr 16, open mic with Austin DeLone. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Terrapin Crossroads Apr 11, the Casual Coalition. Apr 12, Ross James’ Cosmic Thursday. Apr 15, Mandolin Orange. Apr 15, Paige Clem and friends. Apr 16, Grateful Mondays with China Cats. Apr 17, Stu Allen and friends. Apr 18, Cochrane McMillan and friends. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. Throckmorton Theatre Apr 18, noon, Angela Lee & the Telegraph Quartet. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Travis Marina Bar & Grill Apr 13, the Spillers. 1679 Sommerville Rd, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

SONOMA Annie O’s Music Hall Apr 12, Hype It Up with DJ Konnex and iNi. Apr 14, The Rapture ‘80s dance party with DJ Armin. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1455. Aqus Cafe Apr 13, Hooper & Sloss. Apr 14, the Farallons. Apr 15, 2pm, Gary Vogensen & the Ramble Band. Apr 18, West Coast songwriters competition. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060. Arlene Francis Center Apr 13, Slow Bloom with Toner, Quiet and the Drought Cult. Tues, Didgeridoo Clinic. Wed, open mic. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009. Bertolini Student Center Apr 17, 1:30pm, Klezmer Café. SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4011. The Big Easy Apr 11, Wednesday Night Big Band. Apr 13, Mike Saliani Band and Flytrap. Apr 14, Joe Cocker tribute with the Space Orchestra. Apr 15, Western Centuries. Apr 17, Christopher Alexander. Apr 18, Rockville Roadkill Big Band. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163. Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern Apr 13, Terri-Anne and Lane. Apr 14,

Flying Salvias. Apr 17, Michael Hantman. 25300 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills. 707.865.2261. Brewsters Beer Garden Apr 12, Kevin Russell & His So Called Friends. Apr 13, Band of Friends. Apr 14, 2 and 6pm, Rivertown Skifflers and Ricky Ray. Apr 15, 3pm, Tom Finch Band. 229 Water St N, Petaluma. 707.981.8330. Cellars of Sonoma Apr 15, 2pm, Dustin Saylor. 20 Matheson Ave, Healdsburg. 707.578.1826. Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery Apr 14, Blues Night on Second Saturdays. 204 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410. Coffee Catz Thurs, 3:30pm, PR Jazz Duo. Fri, 1pm, Jerry Green. Wed, 3:30pm, Randall Collen and Hal Forman Jazz Duo. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600. Crooked Goat Brewing Apr 14, 3pm, Burnside. 120 Morris St, Ste 120, Sebastopol. 707.827.3893. Elephant in the Room Apr 13, John Courage. Apr 14, the Real Sarahs. Apr 18, Joshua Cook & the Key of Now. 177-A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. Flamingo Lounge Apr 13, Ricky Ray Band. Apr 14, Salsa night. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530. Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge Apr 14, Rusty String Express. 21025 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0036. Glaser Center Apr 15, 3pm, “30 Years & Still Groovin’” with Healdsburg Chorus. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381. Green Music Center Schroeder Hall Apr 14, Grisha Goryachev on flamenco guitar. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Green Music Center Weill Hall Apr 14, Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin and friends. Apr 18, the Choirs of Sonoma State and San Jose State. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. History Museum of Sonoma County Apr 15, 2pm, Dirty Cello and the Stevens Sisters. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500. HopMonk Sebastopol Apr 11, Jerry Douglas and Amber Cross. Apr 13, Wonder Bread 5. Apr 14, Points North with Stimuli and Stillfire. Apr 17, open mic. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300. HopMonk Sonoma Wed, open mic. Apr 13, Jeff Campbell. Apr 14, Matt Jaffe. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100. Hotel Healdsburg Apr 14, Marcus Shelby Trio featuring Gaea Schell. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jamison’s Roaring Donkey Wed, open mic night. Apr 13, Scott Wilcox. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.772.5478.

Main Street Bistro Apr 12, Willie Perez. Apr 13, Haute Flash Quartet. Apr 14, Bad Ass Boots. Apr 17, Mac & Potter. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501. Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Apr 13, Jon Emery. Apr 14, the Cork Pullers. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall Apr 14, Mustache Harbor. Apr 18, Devin the Dude. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048. Occidental Center for the Arts Apr 14, Sarah Baker with Nina Gerber and Mona Gnader. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392. The Phoenix Theater Apr 13, the Honey Toads and the Sanctions. Apr 14, the Hormones with Rebel Rebel and Van Goat. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565. Pongo’s Kitchen & Tap Apr 12, 6:30pm, Amy Hogan Trio. 701 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.774.5226. Pub Republic Apr 14, the Thundering Herd. 3120 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.782.9090. Ray’s Deli & Tavern Wed, 6pm, open mic session. Apr 13, See Night. 900 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.762.9492. Redwood Cafe Apr 11, singer-songwriter competition. Apr 13, Lacy J Dalton & the Dalton Gang. Apr 14, Jeff Troiano and the Sonoma County AllStars. Apr 15, 5pm, Gold Coast Jazz Band. Apr 16, open mic with DJ Loisaida. Apr 18, Wild Jane & the Guys. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868. Rio Nido Roadhouse Apr 14, Stone People’s Medicine. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821. Rock Star University House of Rock Apr 14, FeatherWitch with Sweet Leaf and Bill Decker Band. 3410 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.791.3482. Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub Apr 12, 6pm, Big Blue House. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610. Sonoma Speakeasy Apr 11, the Acrosonics. Apr 12, King Daddy Murr and Prince of Thieves. Apr 13, Scarlett Letters. Apr 14, Sean Carscadden. Apr 15, 5pm, Lynne O & the Riots. Apr 15, 8:30pm, Sonoma blues jam. Apr 17, American roots night with Lou Rodriguez and friends. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364. Spancky’s Bar Apr 14, Frankie Bourne Band. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.



Starling Bar Apr 11, Scott Wilcox. 19380 Hwy 12, Sonoma. 707.938.7442. The Tradewinds Bar Apr 14, Polarity Collective featuring Wave City and Elevener. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878. Twin Oaks Roadhouse Apr 12, Levi’s workshop with Bill Noteman. Apr 13, Kevin Russell & Some Friends. Apr 14, Hot Grubb. Apr 18, honky-tonk night. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118. Whiskey Tip Apr 12, reggae night. Apr 13, Hot Start. Apr 14, DJ Crisp. Apr 15, 3pm, Sanity Sundays. Apr 17, 6pm, Scott Wilcox. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.

NAPA Andaz Napa Apr 12, Vince Costanza. Apr 15, Jonny Z. 1450 First St, Napa. 707.687.1234. Blue Note Napa Apr 11, The Reverend Shawn Amos. Apr 12-14, David Sanborn Electric Band. Apr 17, Napa High School Jazz Band Benefit Concert. Apr 18, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258. Buster’s Southern Barbecue Apr 15, 2pm, Rob Watson and Groovality with Paul Branin. 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga. 707.942.5605. Ca’ Momi Osteria Apr 13, the David Correa Duo. Apr 14, Alex & the XOs. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664. Deco Lounge at Capp Heritage Vineyards Apr 13, Songwriters in the Round. Apr 14, Westerly. 1245 First St, Napa. 707.254.1922. Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant Apr 14, Jinx Jones & the King Tones. Apr 15, DJ Aurelio. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337. JaM Cellars Apr 12, Jeff Campbell. Apr 13, Reisender. 1460 First St, Napa. 707.265.7577. Napkins Bar & Grill Apr 13, Friday Night Live. 1001 Second St, Napa. 707.927.5333. River Terrace Inn Apr 13, 5:30pm, Craig Corona. Apr 14, 5:30pm, Smorgy. 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.320.9000. Silo’s Apr 12, 5pm, Mike Greensill evening jazz. Apr 12, 8:30pm, Julius Melendez with Conjunto Seis de Montuno. Apr 13, Rudy Colombini Band with the Red Rooster. Apr 14, Caravanserai with Tony Lindsay. Apr 15, 4pm, Napa Valley Jazz Society presents Douyé. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.


The Rock Collection, a band of all-star musicians who play covers and originals, take over the Grate Room on April 14 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.

MARIN Art Works Downtown Apr 13-28, “Disturbing Times,” North Bay artist Sanda Maunila looks at our troubling social climate in the Underground Gallery, while Marin painter Matt Tasley presents paintings of his new son Aloysius in the Founders Gallery. Reception, Apr 12 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119. Gallery Route One Apr 13-May 20, “Melting Point,” Tania Houtzager’s mixed-media works investigate memory in the center gallery, with the Lucid Art Residency in the project space and MarieLuise Klotz’s “Equilibrium” in the annex. Reception, Apr 14 at 3pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347. Muir Woods Park Community Clubhouse Apr 14-15, “Artists of Mount Tamalpais Spring Art Show,” group of artists who work and live on Mt Tam offer a wide ranging mixed-media exhibit. 40 Ridge Ave, Mill Valley. Noon to 4.

SONOMA Hammerfriar Gallery Apr 14-Jun 16, “Molly Perez Solo Exhibit,” leading Sonoma County artist presents mixed-media works created from salvaged materials and inspired by nature and daily life. Reception, Apr 14 at 6pm. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600. History Museum of Sonoma County Apr 14-Sep 16, “Lost Santa Rosa,” exhibit explores the changing face of Santa Rosa during the city’s 150-year anniversary. Reception, May 6 at 3pm. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Petaluma Arts Center Apr 14-Jun 16, “Art Shapes the World,” sixth annual youth arts show features various works from local students. Reception, Apr 14 at 5pm. 230 Lakeville St, Petaluma. Tues-Sat, 11 to 5. 707.762.5600. Windsor Library Apr 16-28, “Captured Moments,” group exhibit features photographs by the Santa Rosa Photographic Society. Reception, Apr 18 at 6pm. 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor. Mon-Sat, 1 to 5. 707.838.1020.

NAPA Andretti Winery Apr 15, “Tools of a Winemaker Passion,” Arts in April event hosts large-scale works by Julie Poteet Robertson that showcase the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle. Reception, Apr 15 at 3pm. 4162 Big Ranch Rd, Napa. 707.259.6777, ext 227. V Sattui Winery Apr 14, “Suzanne K D’Arcy Solo Show,” accomplished watercolor artist is on hand for an afternoon exhibit as part of Arts in April. Reception, Apr 14 at noon. 1111 White Lane, St Helena. Daily, 9 to 5. 707.963.7774.

CONTINUING THIS WEEK MARIN Art Works Downtown Through 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. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119. Bay Model Visitor Center Through Apr 28, “The Night Sky


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Lagunitas Tap Room Apr 11, New Skye Band. Apr 12, the Beer Scouts. Apr 13, the Rhythm Drivers. Apr 14, Jinx Jones. Apr 15, Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s. Apr 18, Gypsy Trio. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

The Star Apr 14, dance party with DJ Chalice and Mr Element. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.634.6390.

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Above Point Reyes & Joshua Tree,” celestial photography by Marty Knapp adorns the Bay Model’s lobby. 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871. 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. Claudia Chapline Gallery Through May 30, “Contemporary Prints & Drawings,” see works from over a dozen artists, on display as part of the gallery’s collection. 3445 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach. Sat-Sun, noon to 5, and by appointment. 415.868.2308. Dance Palace Through Apr 26, “Art as Medicine,” artist Patricia Marina displays mixed-media collages that reflect her joy of nature. 503 B St, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075. Desta Art & Tea Gallery Through May 4, “Varying Degrees,” a new exhibition featuring works by Paul D Gibson, shifts perspectives of ordinary objects through light, shadow and settings. 417 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. Mon-Sat, 10 to 6. 415.524.8932. Fairfax Library Through May 25, “For the Love of Art,” exhibit features over 50 paintings in oil and acrylic by local artists. Reception, Apr 21 at 3pm. 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 415.453.8092. 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. 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. Marin Society of Artists Through Apr 28, “Dreams & Nightmares,” MSA members’ show features works inspired by sweet dreams and darker visions. Reception, Apr 13 at 5pm. 1515 Third St, San Rafael. Wed-Sun, Noon to 4. 415.464.9561. MarinMOCA Through Apr 22, “Nathan Oliveira: The Figure Over Time,” Bay Area artist and Stanford professor explores the human experience through his art. Through May 9, “Now & Then,” paintings by MarinMOCA artist member Bill Otton leap off the wall with their vibrant hues. 500 Palm Dr,

Novato. Wed-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 11 to 5. 415.506.0137. Mill Valley Community Center Through Apr 29, “Dark + Light,” the rock ‘n’ roll photography of Jake Blakesberg shows. 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 415.383.1370. Robert Allen Fine Art Through May 30, “Abstract Works on Canvas,” group exhibit features art from Heather Gordon, Michael Moon and others. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800. San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through Apr 30, “Oil Paintings by Priscilla Patey,” known for her shamanic-themed works, the local artist’s current works comprise conventional scenes of landscape and animals. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888. Seager Gray Gallery Through Apr 29, “Lisa Kokin: Lucre,” exhibition of masterworks in thread and shredded money. 108 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.384.8288. Throckmorton Theatre Through Apr 30, “The Transcendental Power of Nature,” photographs by Mike Noir that transcend reality display in Throckmorton’s theatre gallery, with paintings by Mehri Dadgar showing in the crescendo gallery. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

SONOMA Art Museum of Sonoma County Through Apr 15, “3 Friends,” North Coast contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw display their steel, canvas and clay works together for the first time ever. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. TuesSun, 11 to 5. 707.579.1500. Charles M Schulz Museum Through Aug 5, “50 Years of Franklin,” celebrate the poignant “Peanuts” comic-strip character Franklin, a cultural benchmark inspired by a correspondence between Charles Schulz and schoolteacher Harriet Glickman in 1968. Through May 21, “AAUGH! The Language of Peanuts,” explore the familiar expressions and catchphrases found throughout “Peanuts.” Through Sep 16, “My Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family & Friends,” learn how those close to Charles Schulz relate to their favorite “Peanuts” stories, and how the stories are

NAPA Napa Valley Museum Through May 6, “Eyes & Words to the Land,” student art-making project includes photography and poetry by St Helena students. Reception, Apr 7 at 5pm. Through May 20, “France Is a Feast,” world premiere exhibit is a photographic journey of Paul and Julia Child with rarely seen images from Paris in the mid-20th century. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.944.0500. Sharpsteen Museum Through Apr 30, “Out of the Attic,” see privately collected antiques, dolls and figurines, vintage photographs and other memorabilia ranging from 1937 to present. 1311 Washington St, Calistoga. Daily, 11 to 4. 707.942.5911.

Comedy As You Are Improvisational sketch show celebrates the wonder of people in our community, hosted by the charming Brooks Palmer. Wed, Apr 11, 7pm. Free. Sebastopol Library, 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.823.7691. Dan Gabriel Standup star has been seen on late night TV and Comedy Central. Apr 14, 8pm. $20-$25. Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. Daniel Cainer’s “Gefilte Fish & Chips” British broadcaster and musician presents his heartfelt and witty one-man show about growing up Jewish in England. Apr 15, 7pm. $20-$35. Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 707.664.8622. Frank Oliver’s Twisted Cabaret The one-man reincarnation of vaudeville presents a Friday the 13th-themed show featuring circus acts and outrageous comedy. Apr 13, 8pm. $20-$30. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Scott Capurro Standup showcase comes to Fairfax. Apr 13, 8pm. $20-$25. 19 Broadway Club, 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. Team Trivia Contest “Jeopardy”-style questions, songs and visuals hosted by comedian Clark Peterson. Apr 13, 7pm. $3. The Club at McInnis Park, 350 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael. 415.492.1800.

Dance Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium Apr 14, 5pm, Legends Bollywood Dance Championship, the Desi Dance Network sponsors the official national final for collegiate Bollywood dance teams across America. $25-$35. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800. Monroe Dance Hall Apr 13, 7pm, Motown & Disco Party. Apr 14, 7pm, Circle ‘N Squares Hoedown. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450. Sebastiani Theatre Apr 14-15, 1pm, Appalachian Cinderella, comic twist on the classic tale is presented by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance. $12-$22. 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Events Art as Meditation Experience the creative process through painting with a focus on the process over the product. All skill levels welcome. Apr 14, 10am. $20. Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living, 1249 Coombs St, Napa. 707.235.2648. Bay Model Volunteer Orientation Be a part of the Center with several volunteer positions available. Get info at this orientation. Apr 14, 10am. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871. The Big Give-Back Monthly benefit program raises funds for

the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation with live music by Easy Leaves. Apr 14, 1pm. Hanna Winery, 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg. 800.854.3987. Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival Event marks 45 years of kicking off salmon season with winetasting, food, live music and entertainment. Apr 14-15, 10am. $12-$25. Westside Park, Westshore Road, Bodega Bay. The Broadway Bash Cinnabar Theater presents a Young Repertory fundraiser and performance showcase featuring current and former Young Rep actors and singers, with wine, Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Apr 14, 6pm. $50. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 415.392.5225. Cannabis Town Hall Get info on specific cannabis businesses, potential taxing and other administrative issues. Apr 11, 6:30pm. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.938.4626. Darkside Tours Spend Friday the 13th at the cemetery with graveside reenactments. Pre-registration required. Apr 13, 7pm. $35. Santa Rosa Rural Cemetary, 1600 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3279. Equation of Time Spend time with artist Ala Ebtekar, who speaks on his installation for di Rosa’s current exhibit “Be Not Still,” and performs an original musical piece with pianist Nima Hafezieh. Advance tickets recommended. Apr 14, 4:30pm. $5-$10. di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991. An Evening in Vienna Sip Champagne, sample pastries, listen to the Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra, see waltz demonstrations, bid on an auction of painted violins by Sonoma County artists and support scholarships for young musicians to tour in Europe. Apr 14, 7pm. $25. Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Ln, Forestville. Exploring the Depths of our Summer Sky Planetarium show looks at celestial bodies and stars that come out on summer nights. Fri-Sat through Apr 28. $5-$8. SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4465. “Joan Baez: Mischief Makers” Reception & Dinner Meet the legendary songwriter and see her latest collection of portrait paintings in this evening program. Apr 15, 5pm. $250. Green Music Center Weill Hall, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040. Lake Sonoma 50 Annual 50-mile trail run benefits the Children of Vineyard Workers Scholarship Fund Apr 14. Lake Sonoma Visitor Center, Rockpile Rd, Healdsburg. Locals’ Day at the Barlow Every Thursday nearly 30 makers and merchants offer discounts, two-for-onetastings, freebies and other offerings for locals only. Thurs. Barlow Event Center, 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.824.5600.


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Field Trips Bioluminescence Tour Tour Tomales Bay after sunset to see a light show put on by tiny organisms. Apr 13-16. $89-$98. Miller Park, Hwy 1, Tomales Bay. Bird Walk at Santa Rosa Creek Led by Madrone Audubon Society. Apr 15, 8am. Santa Rosa Creek, Santa Rosa Creek Trail at Willowside Road, Santa Rosa. Forest Bathing Guided walk explores health benefits and history of forest bathing. Apr 15, 10am. $20. Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. Kule Loklo Open House & Workday Visit a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. Apr 14, 10am. Free. Kule Loklo, Pt Reyes National Seashore, Olema. 415.464.5137.

On April 13 at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, Nikki Meredith speaks about her book, ‘The Manson Women and Me,’ based on interviews with several female Manson clan members in prison.

Napa Valley College Founders Day Festival & Open House Activities guaranteed to please all ages includes demonstrations and exhibits, campus tours, live music, cultural performances, beer and wine tastings, a vintage car show, a kid’s zone and more. Apr 14, 10am. Free admission. Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa. 707.256.7500.

Sex, Death & Taxes Evening of music and poetry examines the unavoidable. Apr 12, 6:30pm. Petaluma Mail Depot, 40 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.762.8150.

Peace in Process Relax deeply with a morning spiritual event. Sun, 9:30am. By donation. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

StoryNights Hear true tales from storytellers Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Jeff Hanson, DNA, Josh Cereghino and others. Apr 18, 7:30pm. $18. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Poetry Springs Writing Workshop Event is open to poets of all levels and facilitated by Napa County poet laureate Jeremy Benson Wed, 6pm. Through Apr 25. $50. Napa Bookmine, 964 Pearl St, Napa. 707.733.3199. Ropes Course Leader Training Program Training provides opportunities to enhance outdoor leadership skills and give back through voluntary community service. Apr 12-15. $125. Sonoma Developmental Center, 15000 Arnold Dr, Eldridge. 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. Second Saturday Cartoonist Meet, watch and talk to author, illustrator and Disney animator Frans Vischer. Apr 14, 1pm. Free with admission. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Sonoma Writers Festival Several literary guests are on hand for readings, workshops, panels and a book fair. Apr 13-14. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

Trashion Fashion Show Local designers pull out all the stops for outrageous fun with a recycled fashion show and other fun. Apr 14, 1pm. $20 and up. Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St W, Sonoma. 707.938.4105. We the Future Social justice conference aims to empower and inspire the community toward activism. Apr 13, 9am. Free. SRJC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.778.3974. Wild Wisdom Soul-O Evening of presentations by two of the Bay Area’s most lively, original, charismatic and beloved personalities: Performance artist Nina Wise and spiritual teacher Vinny Ferraro. Apr 14, 8pm. $33-$48. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800. World Languages Fair Presentations, music, dances, children’s games and more showcases SRJC’s myriad language offerings. Apr 18, 11am. Free. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 1.800.564.SRJC.

Pond Farm Tour Docent-led talk and tour gives visitors an inside look at the pottery studio and historical site. Reservations required. Sat, Apr 14, 9:30am. Armstrong Volunteer Center, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. Quarryhill Docent Training An open call for volunteers to train as adult tour docents to guide groups through the garden. Wed, 9:30am. Through Apr 11. Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, 12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen. 707.996.6027. Solar Viewing & Public Star Party View stars near and far with the observatory’s telescopes and experts on hand for an afternoon and evening viewing. Sat, Apr 14, 11am and 8pm. Free/$3. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.6979. Spring Birding in the Laguna Birdwatching expert Lisa Hug leads a natural history walk. Pre-registration required. Apr 15, 8:30am. $50. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277. Sunday Garden Tours Get a looks at OAEC’s gardens and learn about the center’s permaculture features, programs and onsite community. Third Sun of every month, 1pm. Through Oct 21. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental. 707.874.1557. Tomales Bay Kayak Tour Paddle toward Hog Island for a glimpse of harbor seals, resting waterfowl and shorebirds. Apr 14-15, 10am. $89. Miller Park, Hwy 1, Tomales Bay. pointreyesoutdoors. com. Wednesday Wellness Walks Join a healing walk through the redwoods. Wed, 10am. Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. Wildflower Walk Floral expert Peter Warner leads a picturesque hike. Apr 15, 9am. $20. Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center, 17000 Armstrong

Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707-869-2958. Wildflowers of Mount Burdell Celebrate native plants in this walk. Apr 15, 10am. Mount Burdell Preserve, San Andreas Dr, Novato.

Film Berkeley in the Sixties Bay Area filmmaker Mark Kitchell is on hand to screen and discuss his 1990 awardwinning debut documentary feature. Apr 12, 7:15pm. $9-$13. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. In Search of Beethoven Documentary screens in a benefit for the Santa Rosa Symphony League. Apr 12, 1 and 7pm. $15. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840. The Insult Lebanon’s first Oscar nominee follows a high-profile court case that stemmed from an insult between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee. Apr 14, 4 and 7pm. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445. Let’s Talk About Death Monthly series features the film “What Dreams May Come” and a discussion with Jerrigrace Lyons, a leader in the conscious dying and home funeral movement. Apr 11, 6:30pm. $5-$15. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. Living on a Dollar a Day Film follows photojournalist Renée C Byer as she explores the experiences of those who live in extreme poverty around the world. Apr 15, 2pm. Free. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9779. The Mask You Live In Verity and the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women present a screening of the new film with a discussion. Apr 11, 7pm. Free. Boulevard 14 Cinemas, 200 C St, Petaluma. 707.762.SHOW. Pariah Alexander Valley Film Society screens acclaimed director Dee Rees’ feature film debut, about a Brooklyn teenager’s search for sexual expression, as part of a female directors series. Apr 16, 5:30pm. Raven Film Center. 415 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.525.8909. Petaluma Cinema Series Two silent films from director Tod Browning and actor Lon Chaney, “The Unholy Three” and “The Unknown,” screen with live piano accompaniment. Apr 18, 6pm. $6/$45 season pass. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy Intimate documentary on the politically and spiritually engaged poet screens with filmmaker Haydn Reiss in person. Apr 15, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. Rock Concerts on Screen Recorded last year in Copenhagen, “Distant Sky” captures an extraordinary live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Apr 12, 7:30pm. $10-$18. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Food & Drink Couples & Bubbles Event is designed exclusively for couples, with marriage and communications coach Midori Verity in conversation and sparkling wines to taste. Apr 15, 3pm. $75-$125. Amista Vineyards, 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.9200. Dégustations de Vins Winetasting event features vintages from Highway 12 Wines. Apr 17. $15. L’Appart Resto, 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884. Farm-To-Table Experience at Slide Ranch Enjoy a delicious four-course meal served by chef Gabriel Powers Apr 14, 4pm. $75. Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach. 415.381.6155. IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational Celebration of running and beer includes a marketplace expo, hoppy Easter hunt, a reception on Friday and a scenic 6.2-mile loop course to run on Saturday. Apr 13-14. $70 and up. Barlow Event Center, 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol. Off the Grid Food Trucks Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music and take in great views. Sun, 11am. Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. Spring Fling at Simoncini Vineyards Enjoy complimentary wine and food pairing all weekend. Reservations required. Apr 13-15. Simoncini Vineyards, 2303 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. (707) 433-8811. A Tax Day Tipple In-house sommeliers pick and pour their favorite value-priced wines to help you recover from filing taxes. Apr 17, 5:30pm. $20. CIA at Copia, 500 First St, Napa. 707.967.2530. Tomatomania World’s largest traveling tomato seedling sale features over 200 varieties. Apr 14-15. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.933.3010. Trione Winery Food & Wine Dinner Series White wine reception and intimate dinner is hosted by the Trione family. Apr 14, 6pm. $80-$110. Trione Winery, 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.8100. Wine Blending Party Get hands-on instruction and experiment with wine blending and wine label design. Apr 14, 10:30am. $115-$165. Hess Collection Winery, 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa. 707.255.1144.

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2018 Planetary Alignments & Personal Growth Hear from veteran astrologer Rio Olesky. Apr 12, 7:30pm. $5. Many Rivers Books & Tea, 130 S Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.8871. Becoming Supernatural with Karen Rafton Rafton shares her personal experience of spontaneous healing with the Marin IONS group. Apr 13, 7pm. Unity of Marin, 600 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.475.5000. Caregiver Support Group For those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Second Sat of every month, 10am. Rotary Village Community Room, 701 Coloma St, Sausalito. caregivermarin@ Caring for Your Vegetable Garden & Harvesting the Bounty Presented by a Marin Master gardener. Apr 12, 10am. Free. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmark Society, 841 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon. Composting for Gold Learn why backyard composting can be easier than you think. Apr 14, 10am. Free. Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley. Diabetes Prevention 101 Learn the steps you can take today to actually prevent type 2 diabetes. Wed, Apr 11, 2pm. Marin General Hospital, 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae. 415.925.7000. Essential Oils Class Learn how to use essential oils to improve your health and add more vibrancy to your life. Sat, 10am. Free. Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600. Facilitated Women’s Support Group Explore what is holding you back from having the life you desire. Thurs, 6:30pm. Empowering Change, 130 Petaluma Ave, Ste 2C, Sebastopol. 707.494.3216. 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. Great Decisions Discussion Group Foreign Affairs Council hosts informal talks on pre-chosen topics. Mon, Apr 16. Petaluma Senior Center, 211 Novak Dr, Petaluma. 707.778.4399. Look to the Skies Learn to become a cloudspotter in this entertaining and revealing talk by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the international Cloud Appreciation Society. Apr 11, 7pm. $10-$15. Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737. Petaluma Talks Spend an afternoon hearing from local experts on global issues, with wine and snacks. Apr 15, 3pm. $50. Hawkwood Estate, 1002 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma. 707.765.2868.

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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. The Spring & Summer Food Garden Plan and prepare for your garden with an expert. Apr 14, 10:30am. Windsor Town Green Community Garden, Windsor Rd & Joe Rodota Way, Windsor. 707-931-4796. The Summer Edible Garden Homestead Design Collective lead edible gardener Sierra Vasquez leads an interactive gardening class. Apr 17, 10am. $25. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.455.5260. Sunlight Chair Yoga Learn yoga at all ages and levels of health and mobility. Wed, 12:15pm. BodyVibe Studio, 999 Andersen Dr, Ste 170, San Rafael. 415.689.6428. Supermarket Survival Orchid Class Learn to keep your supermarket orchid alive and blooming for many years. Apr 14, 10:30am. Cloverdale Library, 410 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.5271. Talking Tomatoes Learn about the joys of growing your own tomatoes. Apr 12, noon. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 415.473.6058. Apr 14, 9:30am. Free. The Fairfax Backyard Farmer, 135 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.342.5092. Wildlife Picture Index Project Come to this training and learn how to contribute to the volunteer project by helping maintain wildlife cameras and processing photos. Apr 12, 1pm. Marin Water District Office, 220 Nellen Ave, Corte Madera.


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autobiographical narrative that chronicles a summer working as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood. For mature audiences. Apr 15, 3pm. $43. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Book Passage By-the-Bay Apr 14, 4pm, “Where The Magic Happens” with Caspar Craven. 100 Bay St, Sausalito. 415.339.1300.

Amadeus Dramatic biographical look at musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is as provocative today as when it premiered nearly 40 years ago. Through Apr 15. $15-$55. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

Corinthian Yacht Club Apr 12, 7pm, “The Wave Watcher’s Companion” with Gavin Pretor-Pinney. 43 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.4771. Dance Palace Apr 13, 7pm, “A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels” with Caspar Henderson. 503 B St, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075. Insalata’s Apr 15, 6pm, “My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family & Food” with Lidia Matticchio. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. Moshin Vineyards Apr 16, 6pm, Reading Between the Vines, welcome one of Moshin’s 2018 writers-inresidence Zachary Vickers. 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. 707.433.5499. Napa Bookmine at Oxbow Apr 15, noon, “Fortnight on Maxwell Street” with David Kerns. 610 First St, Shop 4, Napa. 707.726.6575. Peju Winery Apr 14, 6:30pm, “A Grandfather’s Lessons” with Jacques Pépin. 8466 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford. 707.963.3600.

Keeping The Living Music Alive Apr 13 • Fri • 7pm • Key Tea, 921 C St, San Rafael

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PublicNotices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018-144162. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CENTINELLE, 115 ALTENA ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CRISTINA ROSE GUIZAR, 115 ALTENA ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-5202. 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 MARCH 12, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144235. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: PRIORI PARTNERS, 250 CAZNEAU AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DARIA STOROJEV, 250 CAZNEAU AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on MARCH 19, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144232. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BAYLINE PAINTING, INC., 40 BELVEDERE ST., #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BAYLINE PAINTING INC., 40 BELVEDERE ST., #4, 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 MARCH 19, 2018. (Publication Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144170. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: AD. PAINTING, 117 LANSDALE AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: ANDREW DAVID DESCHLER, 117 LANSDALE AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is renewing filing with no 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 MARCH 12, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018-144276The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: ON BOARD EXPERIENTIAL, 85 LIBERTY SHIP WY, #114, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: OBE WORLDWIDE, LLC, 85 LIBERTY SHIP WY, #114, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 23, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144167. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: 01 NEW CHINA VILLA RESTAURANT, 340 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: HUIPING LEI, 1764 SUNNYDALE AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134. 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 MARCH 12, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144071. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CARAGENTS, 523 4TH ST. #226, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: AMIR MIRZAZADEH, 523 4TH ST. #226, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 27, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144264. The

following individual(s) is (are) doing business: SK8 GYM, 420 MADRONE AVENUE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: MARKO KOSTA, 420 MADRONE AVENUE, LARKSPUR, CA 94937. 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 MAR 22, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT— File No: 2018-144158. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: CELADON INCORPORATED, 58 PAUL DRIVE, STE D., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RETZLAFF INCORPORATED, 58 PAUL DRIVE, STE D., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. The business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. 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 MAR 09, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144314. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: ALL FORMAL, 5800 NORTHGATE DR., STE #80, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JENNIFER RAMOS WILLIS, 1201 GLEN COVE PKWY., STE #1508, VALLEJO, CA 945917177. 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 MARCH 29, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 11, 18, 25, MAY 02 of 2018) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2018-144179. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: MARIN WALKIES, 17 TAYLOR DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: CLAUDIA ALEXANDER, 17 TAYLOR DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER, 17 TAYLOR DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. 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 MARCH 13, 2018. (Publication Dates: April 11, 18, 25, MAY 02 of 2018)

OTHER NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF CLAIRE ANNE CHRISTENSEN. ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE AND TRUST, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Administrator of the Estate of Claire Anne Christensen/Trustee of the Claire A. Christensen Survivorís Trust: Lynne Elizabeth Curtin Gilles, 26 Rowe Ranch Way, Novato, CA 94949, within the later of four months after April 04, 2018, or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Jean Lewis Jacques, Attorney for Administrator/ Trustee. 185 Winterhaven Circle, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (Publication Dates: April 04, 11, 18 of 2018) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: SC 125882 NOTICE TO CROSS DEFENDANT: Global Funding (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., et al. Cross Complainant YOU ARE BEING SUED BY CROSS-COMPLAINANT: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Global Funding, an unknown entity: NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the

plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ([ http:// self help)should ]www. help) should be, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site ([ http:// ]www.lawhelpcalifornia. org, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( self help), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia at demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no to protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (http://, en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no

puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar (a un servicio de remission a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, ([ http://www. ]www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ([ http:// ] help/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tien derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil, Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Los Angeles County Superior Court, Santa Monica Courthouse. 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, Ca 90401. The name, address, and telephone number of Defendant’s attorney, or Defendant without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del DEMANDADO, o del DEMANDADO que no tiene abogado, es): Ashley Fickel(SBN 237111) / Christopher Lee (SBN 280738) DYKEMA GOSSETT LLP, 333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90071 DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 Jacqueline Morgan, Deputy Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer and Clerk Mitchell L. Beckloff, Judge of the Superior Court Publish in Pacific Sun (Publication Dates: April 04, 11, 18, 25 of 2018)

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I’m a man in my 60s. Looking back on my romantic life, I was always the guy women spent time with when their husband or boyfriend wasn’t paying attention to them or while they waited for the right guy (status, power, money) to show up. I’m good-looking, but I realize from reading you that I never had enough “mate value,” never mastering the essence of Cialdini’s “scarcity principle.” I’m a retired teacher. For 20-some years, I taught kids who had severe behavioral problems. While parents, grandparents and school personnel appreciated what I did, it didn’t hold much long-term interest for women. My wife left me for someone with much higher “mate value.” I keep thinking that all of this could have been avoided if I had only chosen a profession with high-end “mate value.”—Alone


You were never going to be the guy for those women who pictured themselves spending lazy summer afternoons in Martha’s Vineyard (as opposed to Martha’s Laundromat). However, your having a middlin’-bucks job instead of a megabucks one probably wasn’t the root of your mate-retention issues. It turns out that there’s more to mate value than money and a “high-end” job. In fact, evolutionary psychologist David Buss did a massive cross-cultural survey looking at what men and women want in a partner, and kindness topped the list for each. (Yes, kindness—which was pretty much your job description.) Intelligence was another list-topper. What wasn’t on the lists at all? A partner who’s a pushover—always available, never any pesky boundaries. Accordingly, you mention psychologist Robert Cialdini, whose “scarcity principle” I’ve referenced. Basically, we value—and want— what is out of reach and seems hard to get, not what seems hard to get rid of. That “hard” truth might seem like reason for you to keep looking back with despair. However, within it is actually a message of hope—an action plan. The reality is, you’re in a better position than ever to land and keep a woman. As I often explain, there are sex differences in what men and women prioritize in a partner, with men valuing looks far more than women do. This means that women’s mate value is higher when they’re, say, in their early 20s. And that’s why 22-year-old guys find 22-year-old women seriously hot—as do the grandpas of those 22-year-old dudes. Meanwhile, a 22-year-old guy is essentially gum under the tire of a 32-year-old guy’s Mercedes. Because women prioritize status and resources in a male partner, men’s mate value tends to increase as they get older and more accomplished. Cruelly, women’s mate value declines with age. On a more positive note, what also tends to go is the notion some younger women have that massive character flaws can be outweighed by a massive mansion. Women with a thing for bad boys may likewise come to see the excitement in a man who pays the bills the boring way— through online banking instead of online identity theft. In short, there are plenty of women who’d want a guy like you—providing that you mend your ways. Going back to that “scarcity principle,” what needs to become scarce is your willingness to be a convenient option instead of a priority. Though this has been your default state—for decades—it doesn’t have to remain that way. By repeatedly acting assertively, you’ll actually rewire your brain. This isn’t to say that the old behaviors go away. Unfortunately, there’s no giant neural eraser that comes around once a week like the trash guys the city sends to your neighborhood. What happens is that you transform your default behavior—how you behave when you react automatically—to acting like a man instead of like the male friend who braids women’s hair while they’re waiting for the guy they are having sex with. As for the practical steps to becoming the new bold you: Figure out what seems fair and right, and then say “no” to everything outside that box. Assert yourself even when you’re scared to do it. Sure, you’ll feel uncomfortable, especially the first few times. However, you should slowly begin to do better with the ladies— and maybe even find love, despite it being clear that the only fur you’d ever get a woman would come with the rest of the hamster or the cat.Y Worship the goddess—or sacrifice her at the altar at


For the week of April 11

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries statesman Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He wrote one of history’s most famous documents, the Declaration of Independence. He was an architect, violinist, inventor and linguist who spoke numerous languages, as well as a philosopher who was knowledgeable about mathematics, surveying and horticulture. But his most laudable success came in 1789, when he procured the French recipe for macaroni and cheese while living in France, and thereafter introduced the dish into American cuisine. JUST KIDDING! I’m making this little joke in the hope that it will encourage you to keep people focused on your most important qualities, and not get distracted by less essential parts of you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In the early

1990s, Australian electrical engineer John O’Sullivan toiled on a research project with a team of radio astronomers. Their goal was to find exploding mini-black holes in the distant voids of outer space. The quest failed. But in the process of doing their experiments, they developed technology that became a key component now used in Wi-Fi. Your digital devices work so well in part because his frustrating misadventure led to a happy accident. According to my reading of your astrological omens, Taurus, we may soon be able to make a comparable conclusion about events in your life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the fictional

world created by DC Comics, the superhero Superman has a secret identity as a modest journalist named Clark Kent. Or is it the other way around? Does the modest journalist Clark Kent have a secret identity as the superhero Superman? Only a few people realize that the two of them are the same. I suspect that there is an equally small number of allies who know who you really are beneath your “disguises,” Gemini. But upcoming astrological omens suggest that could change. Are you ready to reveal more about your true selves? Would you consider expanding the circle that is allowed to see and appreciate your full range and depth?

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Playwright Tennessee Williams once spent an evening trying to coax a depressed friend out of his depression. It inspired him to write a poem that began like this: “I want to infect you with the tremendous excitement of living, because I believe that you have the strength to bear it.” Now I address you with the same message, Cancerian. Judging from the astrological omens, I’m convinced that you currently have more strength than ever before to bear the tremendous excitement of living. I hope this news will encourage you to potentize your ability to welcome and embrace the interesting puzzles that will come your way in the weeks ahead. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Are you finished dealing

with spacious places, vast vistas and expansive longings? I hope not. I hope that you will continue to explore big bold blooming schemes and wild free booming dreams until at least April 25. In my astrological opinion, you have a sacred duty to keep outstripping your previous efforts. You have a mandate to go further, deeper and braver as you break out of shrunken expectations and push beyond comfortable limitations. The unknown is still more inviting and fertile than you can imagine.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Between December 5 and 9, 1952, London was beset with heavy fog blended with thick smog. Visibility was low. Traffic slowed and events were postponed. In a few places, people couldn’t see their own feet. According to some reports, blind people, who had a facility for moving around without the aid of sight, assisted pedestrians in making their way through the streets. I suspect that a metaphorically comparable phenomenon may soon arise in your sphere, Virgo. Qualities that might customarily be regarded as liabilities could at least temporarily become assets. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your allies are always important, but in the coming weeks they will be even more so. I suspect that they will be

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your salvation, your deliverance and your treasure. So why not treat them like angels, celebrities or celebrity angels? Buy them ice cream, concert tickets and fun surprises. Tell them secrets about their beauty that no one has ever expressed before. Listen to them in ways that will awaken their dormant potentials. I bet that what you receive in return will inspire you to be a better ally to yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming

weeks, I suspect that you will be able to find what you need in places that are seemingly devoid of what you need. You can locate the possible in the midst of what’s apparently impossible. I further surmise that you will summon a rebellious resourcefulness akin to that of Scorpio writer Albert Camus, who said, “In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger— something better, pushing right back.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1936, Herbert C. Brown graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in science. His girlfriend Sarah Baylen rewarded him with the gift of a $2 book about the elements boron and silicon. Both he and she were quite poor; she couldn’t afford a more expensive gift. Brown didn’t read the book for a while, but once he did, he decided to make its subject the core of his own research project. Many years later, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discoveries about the role of boron in organic chemistry. And it all began with that $2 book. I bring this story to your attention, Sagittarius, because I foresee you, too, stumbling upon a modest beginning that eventually yields breakthrough results. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 20 B.C., Rome’s most famous poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known to us today as Horace. He prided himself on his meticulous craftsmanship, and advised other writers to be equally scrupulous. Once you compose a poem, he declared, you should put it aside for nine years before deciding whether to publish it. That’s the best way to get proper perspective on its worth. Personally, I think that’s too demanding, although I appreciate the power that can come from marshalling so much conscientiousness. And that brings me to a meditation on your current state, Capricorn. From what I can tell, you may be at risk of being too risk-averse; you could be on the verge of waiting too long and being too cautious. Please consider naming a not-too-distant release date. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Luckily, you have an inventive mind and an aptitude for experimentation. These will be key assets as you dream up creative ways to do the hard work ahead of you. Your labors may not come naturally, but I bet you’ll be surprised at how engaging they’ll become and how useful the rewards will be. Here’s a tip on how to ensure that you will cultivate the best possible attitude: Assume that you now have the power to change stale patterns that have previously been resistant to change. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): May I suggest that you get a lesson in holy gluttony from a Taurus? Or perhaps pick up some pointers in enlightened self-interest from a Scorpio? New potential resources are available, but you haven’t reeled them in with sufficient alacrity. Why? Why oh why oh why?! Maybe you should ask yourself whether you’re asking enough. Maybe you should give yourself permission to beam with majestic self-confidence. Picture this: Your posture is regal, your voice is authoritative and your sovereignty is radiant. You have identified precisely what it is that you need and want, and you have formulated a pragmatic plan to get it.Y Homework: In what circumstances do you tend to be smartest? When do you tend to be dumbest? Testify at

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