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for the occasion. Instead of two pumpkin pies, offer one of pumpkin and another of vanilla-scented sweet potato. Persimmon pudding, a heritage sweet, is a memory of earlier times, or you might indulge in the current cupcake craze by making small carrot cake or pecan-studded ones with maple frosting, pure American tastes. A ďŹ nal suggestion: Many adults appreciate non-alcoholic drinks. Show your hospitality by going beyond sodas and plain waterâ€”ďŹ nd natural cider made in our own part of the country, or sparkling water that is not too sweet, heightened with fall fruit avors like pomegranate, cranberry, blackberry or citrus. Lastly, be sure to have take-home bags and boxes on hand for leftovers! The recipes that follow were chosen to create Thanksgiving dining from produce coming into the market here and now in Northern California. Each dish could be served throughout the holidays (straight through to New Year’s Eve!); they are a step into the new season, nice additions to any family’s repertoire. ------------------------Last weekend northern Sonoma hosted the 11th Wine Road excursion to wineries and vineyards of the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys. The event’s name was changed to “A Wine and Food Affairâ€? and it’s also the title of a souvenir cookbook produced by chefs from lodgings and wineries throughout the region. This ďŹ rst recipe is for a vegetarian soup that is autumnal in hue, heated slightly with chipotle chile, just enough to provide a warm smokiness. (Canned chipotle en adobo can be found in the Hispanic sections at many grocers.) It’s from Harvest Moon Estate and Winery on Olivet Road near Santa Rosa.

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15 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste and turn out on a warm platter. ------------------------Here is a dessert for pastry-phobic cooks. It is homey and uses ingredients showing up for their turn in the market spotlight: new-crop nuts, dates, sturdy cooking apples. Another advantage: It can be baked ahead, covered and reheated (say, after the turkey is removed from the oven). It can be doubled easily. This is from David Lebovitz, chef/ author/blogger from California who lives in Paris. He suggests Sierra Beauty, Golden Delicious or Winesap varieties of the fruit. (A quarter-cup of apple juice may be substituted for rum, if desired.)

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GIVING THANKS, WITH OR WITHOUT TURKEY Thanksgiving reservation lists fill quickly most years, but there’s reason to believe that last-minute plans are possible this time around. I won’t offer a comprehensive roster of Marin restaurants and menus since everyone has a favorite style of feasting. Instead, I will suggest a few that could answer diners’ different moods with ways to match them—all in one town. I chose Larkspur because it has an almost-East Coast feel to it (a quality I yearn for around Thanksgiving) and several places there where very different meals will be available. The Tavern at Lark Creek is offering a $59.95 feast that will include turkey and sophisticated side dishes but also appealing protein choices for those who wish to stray from the traditional: roasted natural Hampshire pork chop, short ribs or sauteed fish with first courses like baked oysters and Louisiana boudin blanc (415/924-7766)...Only half-a-block away is Yankee Pier, where on a New Englandstyle menu a whole lobster might replace turkey for those who crave a break from the expected. The dinner is $39, including items like squash soup, glazed carrots with turnips and cornbread (415/924-7676)...At Left Bank Brasserie there will be a spread of all-American Thanksgiving specials for $39.75 with separate menus for children and vegetarians. People desiring a more casual celebration can head for the bar where food from the dining room menu as well as regular a la carte favorites will be available all day long (415/927-3331)...A suggestion to enhance the autumn mood: If it’s feasible to time things just right, combine a Thanksgiving feed in Larkspur with a stroll in nearby Ross Commons or the Marin Art and Garden Center. TASTY READING While bookstores are closing all around, Book Passage manages to sail along, continuing its popular events that reach out to the food community: luxurious meals honoring food writers or chefs, free appearances in the store by others. There’s a holiday feel to the line-up scheduled for the next several weeks by the Corte Madera establishment, so mark your calendars now. Insalata’s Mediterranean Table, Heidi Krahling’s cookbook inspired by her San Anselmo restaurant, was released early this month. A Book Passage-sponsored celebration of its publication in the place where the recipes were born will take place Dec. 2 at noon. Foods straight from the original kitchen will star on the luncheon menu. Cost is $100 per person, which includes the meal, wines, tax, gratuities and a signed copy of the cookbook...And speaking of stars: Thomas


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ing on. It ends with Helen giving in and folding her napkin, taking the first step in her long and fruitful life. The cast is intergenerational, and the young, middle-age and older actors keep the play grounded in its time, 1880, and place, an upper-class Alabama household. Michael Cook’s set serves the family well, from Annie’s upstairs bedroom to the embattled dining room, to the garden where the drama resolves to the audience’s audible relief and satisfaction.

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ny time would be a good time for The Miracle Worker, but these wintry evenings when audiences are looking for heart-warmers seems a very good time. Audiences will not be disappointed, even though most know the end of the story. Director Linda Dunn and her large cast of well-chosen actors build the drama to an emotional peak as playwright William Gibson’s real-life character, dedicated teacher Annie Sullivan (Megan Pryor Lorentz), fights to give her young blind, deaf and mostly mute charge, Helen Keller (Sierra Stephens), a way to break through to life. The battle involves all of the Keller family.

Mother Kate (Lauren Doucette), out of love and pity, allows her child to run wild, but Helen’s half-brother James (Brook Robinson) resents the chaos her animal-like behavior creates. James, a weakling with a smart mouth, already has enough problems with Captain Keller (Tom Reilly). Their father-son battles parallel those of Helen and Annie. Reilly dominates the stage as well as his family. His character’s mistrust of Annie, along with his patriarchal power, holds the outcome in doubt. Stephens keeps her Helen Keller locked down. Her physical fights with Lorentz take on a sweaty reality, especially as the battle rages under the dining table with a horrified family look-





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et ready for the 2009 Hard Hat Tour. Last year, Smith directed the premiere The ongoing $250 million mod- of Flandreau’s opera Broken Jukebox, ernization project underway on the which was based on the life of Grimes College of Marin campus in Kentfield has Poznikov, the late San Francisco street artforced students to step around construc- ist who was known as the Human Jukebox. tion sites while dealing The recession-friendly with the noise and comsymphony concerts are motion. The construction admission-free. COMING SOON has blocked parking acWhen she’s not waving The College of Marin Symcess and made it difficult a baton, Flandreau is an phony performs Nov. 21, at to hold special events on acclaimed improvisational 7:30pm, at St. Hilary Church campus, so COM Symviolinist and violist and in Tiburon; Nov. 22, at 3pm, phony Orchestra music member of the Marin Symat Unity in Marin Church director Tara Flandreau phony who has performed in Novato; and Nov. 23, at 7:30pm, at the Point Reyes has decided to take the with the ROVA Saxophone Dance Palace. show on the road. Quartet, Wadada Leo This week, the 55Smith and others. member symphony will She joined the COM perform a program of teaching faculty in the midmusic by a pair of Russian masters—Shos- ’80s and began conducting seven years ago. takovich’s landmark Symphony No. 5 and The expanded symphony tour presents a Tchaikovsky’s bombastic Piano Concerto considerable challenge for the students and No. 1—in three communities throughout those community members who make up the county. the orchestra, Flandreau says, but it also will Pianist Paul Smith, a COM instructor offer new performance opportunities. also known as a champion of contemporary “We’re really looking forward to the opera, will perform the piano concerto. chance to show the community what we can

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do,” says Flandreau, who chairs the performing arts department. “Some were a little overwhelmed at first because of the level of difficulty of these pieces, but they’re committed and putting in the work. “There’s no question that this is a more intensive performing schedule than we’ve had in the past, but these players have shown that they are capable of rising to challenges.” The tour also is a chance for the symphony to reach out to the community and cultivate new listeners.

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Campaign supernova Obama ’09 maestro David Plouffe shows his ‘Audacity’ at Dominican by Sam Chapman


ithout a victory in Iowa, Barack weekly message across all contact points to Obama’s campaign would have leverage its power. ended very quickly, according to They eventually raised $750 million from campaign manager David Plouffe who spoke 4 million people. By the fall they had an at Dominican University last week as part of e-mail list of 13 million names that, Plouffe a tour promoting his newly released book, pointed out, allowed them to communicate The Audacity to Win. If with more people than he didn’t win the Iowa the reach of NBC News caucuses, Hillary Clinton and all the cable channels would have been imposcombined. He believes that sible to stop, and a loss in many people got all their New Hampshire would information online. have sealed it. Other Plouffe observaPlouffe, now 42, said tions: they looked closely at Iowa Barack Obama is selfvoters and their past peraware to a degree Plouffe formance in charting the has rarely seen in a human campaign’s strategy. In the being. Plouffe often had 2004 election twice as many a short list of things that people over 65 turned out The media was ‘evaluating a different campaign Obama could improve, than we were running.’ as under 30. They decided and invariably Obama that if they were going to win, they needed a would tick them off himself. new electorate. They quickly started buildRunning against Hillary Clinton was like ing a different group of voters: Independents, playing a chess game where they had to think Republicans, more diverse and younger. They many moves ahead each time they took an organized at high schools throughout the state. action. With McCain, it was only one move. Iowa became a laboratory for almost everyHe was so impressed with the massive thing else they did in the campaign. If you look number of young people who joined the at only people who voted in the Bush-Kerry campaign and says they are ready to lead. We election four years earlier, Obama barely edged have to keep them involved, he asserted. He McCain 50-49 percent. In 2008, first-time vot- hopes that one of the lessons people take from ers and those who hadn’t voted in a long time Obama’s success is that if Barack Obama can went for Obama 71-27 percent. win the presidency, then they can come from One of Plouffe’s themes was that they a non-traditional background and win city defied conventions and took risks. They council elections. committed to the only strategy they thought The president has forbidden discussion of might work and maintained the discipline the 2012 election. He doesn’t want to make of staying with it. They measured success by tough policy decisions through the prism of their internal metrics, not by polls or coma campaign. The focus is on getting (good mentators or the nightly news— “they were policy) things done. evaluating a different campaign than we were Healthcare: The president believes we will running.” He says this approach is the same be in big trouble (vis-a-vis foreign competiObama is taking as president. For instance, tors) if we continue to spend twice as much what he cares about is getting the votes in on healthcare as other Western countries do Congress to pass healthcare, consistent with (for a system that ranked 37th among nations his principles, and not what reporters and by the World Health Organization). “If our commentators are saying on CNN. party can’t get this done, we deserve what A key decision was an early Obama manwe get.” The final analysis of the success of date to have a grassroots campaign. When healthcare reform is not going to take place the Obama campaign started it didn’t have via a spin war. People are directly affected and money, endorsements, lists, a deep talent will draw their own conclusions. pool or national campaign experience. They As much as they threw out old playbooks developed a Web site and used technology to in crafting their strategy for the 2008 election, facilitate organizing and fundraising. They Plouffe says his book, which describes the poured resources into organizers and develcampaign in detail, will be a dusty playbook oped an unprecedented army of volunteers. when the 2012 election arrives. < Share your Obama ’09 memories with Sam They based their campaign on expanding the electorate person by person, with friends at and relatives asking friends—because “that’s what people trust.” They were on radio and Check out Pacific Sun covers from recent years at e-mail, at soccer fields, community centers ›› and front doors. And they coordinated their

›› THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, NOV. 20 Rachael Ray’s Thanksgiving in 60 The TV chef prepares an entire Thanksgiving dinner in 60 minutes.Tune in tomorrow for Rachael Ray’s Salmonella Soiree. Food Network. 6pm. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Are we still interested in the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders or did 1979 never actually end? VH1. 7pm. Santa Who? An amnesic Santa is mistaken for a homeless man. Eventually he is recognized as the jolly old elf because scraggly bearded guys in pajamas talking about flying reindeer should always be given the benefit of the doubt. (2000) ABC Family. 7pm. Shrek the Third This is the one where Shrek and Fiona have a kid. But all parents are ogres at the 4am feeding. (2007) ABC. 8pm.

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Trauma Tyler and Boone are called out on a“Thanksgiving emergency.”At our house, that means we ran out of bourbon. NBC. 9pm. CSI: Miami This week’s killer uses deadly jellyfish. It’s effective, but they’re hard to keep in the holster. CBS. 10pm.

TUESDAY, NOV. 24 The Biggest Loser The contestants engage in an“NFL challenge.”Up until now, that meant making it to half time on one plate of nachos. NBC. 8pm. Tough Love Tonight, the cast members go on dates at an amusement park. That can be tricky romantic terrain, especially the Guess Your Weight booth. VH1. 9pm.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21 Alien Marathon They are showing all four Alien films in a row. They stay disgusting and slimy, but by the fourth film they grow on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25 Dog, you, really. American Movie Clas- A more productive afterlife, the Bounty Hunter This week’s Saturday at 10. sics. 5:30pm. fugitive is a married man with Open Water 2: Adrift We had four kids. It’s always embarrassnever thought of people floating around ing when your getaway car is a minivan. in shark-infested water as enough material A&E. 8pm. for a film series. But Meet the Press has been The Suite Life on Deck The gang gets on for 62 years. (2006) Independent Film marooned on a desert island, setting the Channel. 8pm. stage for a series of references that only the Ghost Lab This week the invesadults will understand.We rectigators visit two locations purommend the book Talking to ported to be haunted by the Your Kids about Gilligan’s Island. ghost of John Wilkes Booth. Disney Channel. 9pm. That’s a busy ghost. Does he Message in a Bottle Kevin have a day planner? An iPhone Costner plays a grieving widapp? Discovery Channel. 9pm. ower who writes messages to Ten Vampires We Love We’re his dead wife and casts them expecting bloodsuckers like into the sea in bottles. Soon a Dracula, Lestat and Twilight’s Good luck explaining this to your beautiful reporter finds one Edward. Dick Cheney didn’t kids. Wednesday, 9pm. of his bottled missives and make the cut. E! 10:30pm. a beautiful romance ensues. Then he gets a bill from the EPA for the cleanSUNDAY, NOV. 22 American Music Awards up. (1999) Lifetime. 9pm. They’ve staked out a Kanye West perimeter with armed guards. ABC. 8pm. THURSDAY, NOV. 26 Macy’s Thanksgiving Miss California USA Pageant After the itDay Parade Mammoth balloons this year keeps-getting-better Carrie Prejean fiasco, include Mickey Mouse, Nemo, Captain Crunch they are eliminating all contestants who and your mortgage payment. NBC.9am. have ever owned a video camera. KOFY Survivor: Samoa A show about nasty alliChannel 20. 8pm. ances and mean-spirited competition seems Did the Mob Kill JFK? We’re still convinced awfully redundant when you already have it was Oliver Stone. Discovery Channel. 8pm. your whole family together for Thanksgiving. Three Rivers A billionaire buys his wife a CBS. 8pm. new liver on the black market. We’re pretty A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving If you notice sure there is a clause for this in the GOP a dog cooking dinner for a group of children healthcare proposal. CBS. 10pm. with no adults around, it’s probably time to call Child Protective Services. ABC. 8pm. The Tonight Show Paul Reubens is bringMONDAY, NOV. 23 Dear Food Network ing back his Pee-wee Herman character. In The food experts are promising solutions to case you are wondering, it’s been 18 years. the“Top Ten Thanksgiving Problems.”And There are murderers who did less time. they haven’t even met your alcoholic ex-con uncle! Food Network. 7pm. NBC. 11:35pm. < The Christmas Choir A workaholic accountCritique That TV Guy at ant organizes a choir at a homeless shelter, coming up with a great version of“God Rest Turn on more TV Guy at Ye Hairy Gentleman.”(2008) Hallmark Chan›› nel. 8pm. NOVEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 26, 2009 PACIFIC SUN 27












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ad” doesn’t even begin to describe the behavior of New Orleans Police Lieutenant Terence McDonagh (Nicholas Cage), protagonist of Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Snorting coke is just the beginning; stealing drugs from suspects, from the police department’s property room and from wherever else he can score it, comes next. How about soliciting bribes (money, dope, sex) from suspects? Terrorizing an old lady by pulling the oxygen leads out of her nose? The film’s title, but not much else, is similar to that of a 1992 cult classic by Abel Ferrara; the rest is pure Herzog—dark (both literally and figuratively), a bit surreal. Alligators and iguanas, either real or imaged, figure in the action. The title’s post-Katrina New Orleans is a city where the sun never shines; its blueblack tones (shot by Peter Zeitlinger, who also filmed Nicolas Cage’s damaged character lives from hand to mouth in Herzog’s Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the ‘Port of Call.’ World) don’t jibe with our stereotype of a jazzy, joyous ers beat her up or otherwise harass her. Another Big Easy. source of worry is from the bookie McDonagh is in charge of (Brad Dourif) who tries to collect investigating the murder of five COMING SOON on the lieutenant’s huge gambling members of a family of illegal Bad Lieutenant: Port of debts. African immigrants connected to Call New Orleans opens If Bad Lieutenant sounds like a total the drug trade. He has recently Friday at the Rafael. See downer, it’s not. Elements of black page 31 for showtimes. rescued a prisoner from drownhumor lighten the generally depraved ing in the Katrina floodwaters, tone, and the ending...well, I won’t getting, for his efforts, a back give anything away. However, Herzog injury that causes him to take Vicodin and walk and scriptwriter William Finkelstein can’t resist piling with a lopsided, stoop-shouldered gait. I think nastiness on top of nastiness. When, to begin with, we’re to assume that it’s his pain that also leads the protagonist isn’t someone you’d want to spend a him to consuming the quantities of drugs less Saturday night with, that can be a problem. < legal than Vicodin; maybe so. McDonagh’s girlfriend, Frankie (Eva Mendes), Reel off your movie reviews on TownSquare at is a beautiful coke-head prostitute whom he oc›› casionally has to bail out of trouble when custom-

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Editing great Walter Murch splices philosophical at Rafael Film Center by M al Karm an ROBERT VENTE


rofessor Walter Murch has his class mesmerized with a talk about those he deems “The Three Fathers of Cinema.” And while the professor really isn’t a professor and the class really isn’t a class, it seems that way. Because with his eloquent baritone, Murch—the same fellow who has won three Academy Awards for work as both a picture and sound editor (one for Apocalypse Now and an unprecedented two for The English Patient)—is more professorial than any professor most of us have ever encountered. If we guess Fritz Lang, Carl Dreyer or Josef von Sternberg as the trio of cinematic dads, we’re not even close. At what was billed a lecture at the Rafael Film Center last Saturday evening (and the highlight of a four-day tribute), Murch proceeded to make a case for Beethoven, Flaubert and Edison as the sires of motion pictures. Now the professor throws visual pictures of waveforms on the screen to demonstrate how the 18th-century music of a composer like Joseph Haydn is essentially rooted in architecture with a high degree of form and duplication, whereas Beethoven masters the power of the grand statement. “He would have none of Haydn’s structure of the 1700s,” Murch says. “He absorbs nature, shrinking everything down to an insect, then erupting in a grand explosion, all within one movement.” According to a French music critic of the early 1800s, “[Beethoven] puts doves and crocodiles together in the same cage.” In other words, he introduces us—with his music—to dynamics, and to dramatic unpredictability. Along with wearing the mantle of professor, Murch is as much a philosopher-artist as he is archetypical sound and picture editor. His mind never stops probing ideas, concepts, the fore and aft of our existence. He has been quoted as saying, “Life is one big pre-lap...” He raises bees and markets honey from his home in Bolinas, coined the term “sound designer,” wrote a book on the philosophy of editing (In the Blink of an Eye), restored Touch of Evil according to Orson Welles’ notes, and proved one could edit a major motion picture like Cold Mountain with Apple’s homegrown software. But it’s the philosopher side of him that, on this night, has everyone convinced the fathers of cinema are not who we might suppose they are. I mean, Gustave Flaubert?? But by the mid-19th century, the French novelist had unsettled the status quo by bringing forth the idea of creatively crafting his stories to reflect the reality he saw each day. “The notion of doing that was counterintuitive then,” Murch says. “But Flaubert [in the writing of Madame Bovary] would triumphantly announce to the world that he wrote four pages today and nothing happened.” That may have floated Father Flaubert’s boat, but hand in a screenplay like that today and kiss your writing career au revoir. Following a trial for its obscenity, Madame Bovary became a monster hit as photography was becoming more of an everyday reality. Paintings too, especially Manet’s “Olympia”—according to Murch—shook people up because the courtesan in this 1863 work

Sound wizard Walter Murch has won Oscars for ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘The English Patient.’

is staring directly out at the viewer. (To be consistent with my roots as any teacher’s No. 1 pain-in-theass-in-class, I would argue with Prof. Murch that the French salon was already doing this stark realism in 1850, evident in one of Gustave Courbet’s most important paintings, “A Burial at Ornans.” That canvas, pre-dating Madame Bovary and in a purely visual medium, became the first broad stroke of the realist style—at least according to this pain-in-the-ass.) In 1889, Edison colleague William Kennedy Dickson, working from Edison’s concept, invented the kinetoscope in which silent movies were viewed through a peephole. Dickson also invented the first practical celluloid film for this application and selected 35mm as an appropriate size. Not bad for a non-father of cinema. Never one to shy from a challenge, Murch was sent a transcription of an 1889 wax cylinder recording of violin music by Dickson, along with 17 seconds of film shot at the same time, and asked to synch it up. Not so easy. The recording, which included voices behind the violin music, was made at an estimated 120 rpms while the film was shot at 46 frames per second. Murch digitized both sound and image, compressed and expanded the sound accordingly, and found synch points through trial and error. “Edison wasn’t able to do it,” Murch says, and, after showing it to us, theorized he was the first person to ever see this 17 seconds with the accompanying sound in synch. (The rest of us were Nos. 2 through 385.) “This is the only recording from the 19th century that I know of with people speaking conversationally, without any sort of preparation.” “Things can be invented and fall on sterile ground,” Murch says, “if the culture won’t allow it to be what it wants to be. We will be looked back on and people will wonder, ‘Why didn’t they understand that X could be done; why were they so connected to their perversity?’ “There is no reason you won’t be able to see film in 20 years, but it will be like riding a 1935 Harley Davidson. There is a lot that is still to happen in the world of digital image and sound, whereas film maybe has one more drop in it.” <



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Long live rock ‘Pirate Radio’ proves music is worth walking the plank for... by Dav i d Te mpleton

Writer David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in his ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. This is not a review; rather, it’s a freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, alternative ideas and popular culture.

Boys’ “Wouldn’t it Be Nice,” with plenty of obscure stuff from way back on the record shelf—“Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)” by John Fred and His Playboy Band, “Yesterday Man” by Chris Andrews, “I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Boy” by Paul Jones and “98.6” by the Bystanders. s the credits to Pirate Radio roll cli“It was like living through 1966 all mactically up the screen and soul over again,” says Grabien (who, for singer Loraine Ellison sings majesti- the record, was 13 in 1966), pushing cally through the 1966 through the “exit” classic “Stay With Me door and pausing in (Baby),” author Debofront of the Pirate Rarah Grabien closes her dio poster displayed on eyes, bobs her head to the wall. “There was the music and exclaims, only one really bad “I’ll say one thing about anachronism in the this movie! After Woodfilm, musically,” she restock, this thing easmarks, as she examines ily has the best movie the poster depicting soundtrack of all time!” Philip Seymour HoffAmen to that. man, Rhys Ifans, Nick Pirate Radio, the Frost and Bill Nighy unassuming sentiall walking the plank, mento-comedy about “and that anachroThese guys you’d die for, Elton John ocean-dwelling rebel nism was the Who’s not so much... disc jockeys playing il‘Won’t Get Fooled legal rock music off the Again,’ the song they coast of the United Kingdom in the midplayed when the boat was sinking. That 1960s, almost always has a tune playing in was the final track of Who’s Next, which the background, a spirit-raising panoply some people say is the greatest Who of music, starting with such well-known album, and I’m one of them. Beginning early-rock earworms as the Kinks’ “All Day with ‘Baba O’Reilly’ and then serving and All of the Night” and “Sunny Afterup one delicious slice of perfection after noon,” Martha Reeves and the Vandelanother, it’s a great, great album. But it las’ “Dancing in the Streets,” the Troggs’ wasn’t released until 1971, so it wasn’t “With a Girl Like You,” Procol Harum’s really appropriate to the timing of the “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” and the Beach film. But it sounded great, and it kind of



worked with the scene—so I guess I have ing today, just so I could spend two hours to forgive them.” with Bill.” Grabien (, A few minutes later, we’ve ordered a whose mind is a vast rock ’n’ roll encyclo- couple of coffees at a nearby coffee shop, pedia of musical facts and trivia, is the au- where Grabien remarks that as much as thor of several books of fantasy and crime she enjoyed Pirate Radio, the script, by fiction, some with rock-tinged themes. Her Love, Actually writer/director Richard popular book series, the Kinkaid Chroni- Curtis, fabricated a number of storylines, cles—Rock and Roll Never Forgets, While My where the actual history of British pirate Guitar Gently Sleeps—features aging, mul- radio is full of much better stories than the tiple sclerosis-afflicted rocker JP Kinkaid, ones that take place on Radio Rock, the ficguitarist for a legendary band Blacklight, tionally named ship from which Hoffman discovering he has a knack for solving mur- and company broadcast. ders, which seem “There were so to keep happen- Some times I can barely think of many real things ing all around him. that really hapGrabien, herself a a reason to get out of bed, but pened around guitarist, and also ‘rock n’ roll... pirate radio,” battling MS (“Write Grabien says, “that what you know, right?” she says), has just it was a little strange they decided to fabcompleted a third book in the series, which ricate so much stuff. Radio Caroline, that owes one small tip-of-the-drumstick to Pi- was the original pirate radio station, and rate Radio star Nighy. obviously the station that Radio Rock is “The character of Mac is totally based based on. It was, in fact, anchored off the on Bill Nighy,” she says, tapping his plank- coast, just into international waters, and it walking image as she says his name. “I did use the waters, for a long time, to get thank him in the acknowledgements of around the laws against rock ’n’ roll in the the second Kinkaid chronicle. He sent me UK. It took the UK a long time to get its a really amazing note. I’ve loved him since act together in regards to letting people I saw Still Crazy, still one of my favorite listen to the music they loved.” movies of all time—but of course, no one One of the more dramatic moments of has ever heard of it. He played an aging the film comes when Radio Rock springs rock singer in that, and then, thankfully, a leak, and the rock-hating government he played another old rock ’n’ roll star, official played by Kenneth Branagh decides Billy Mack, coming back from the brink not to send rescue boats. in the movie Love, Actually. But it’s just “One of the Radio Caroline boats was Bill Nighy himself that inspires me. He’s actually sunk, but I think that wasn’t until just a delight to watch, and as bad as I feel the 1980s,” Grabien remarks. “But I do some days, with this stupid MS, I wasn’t believe that the crew was saved by fans about to let anything stop me from comwho came out in boats to pull them from the water, just like in the movie.” That ship, for those taking notes, was the M.V. Mi Amigo, a radio boat that sank during a storm in 1980. The details can be found on Radio Caroline’s Internetstreaming Web site. Yes, the station that inspired Radio Rock is still on the air— though not on the water at the moment. It broadcasts from a land-based studio in England, where rock radio was legalized long ago. “In the movie,” says Grabien, “Philip Seymour Hoffman says that rock is worth dying for, which makes me wonder which musicians I’d take a bullet for. Elton John, probably not. The Rolling Stones, I think I might die for happily. But the better question is, is rock ’n’ roll worth living for? To that I’d say, hell yeah. “Believe me,” Grabien laughs, “some days are really rough, and some times I can barely think of a reason to get out of bed, but rock ’n’ roll—there’s always a great tune or a great album to listen to again. And there’s great new music coming along, too. So I’d say that rock ’n’ roll is worth living for. Rock truly gives me something to live for every single day.” < Share your pirate radio memories with David at

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›› MOViE TiMES 2012 (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: F 7:05, 10:35; Sa-Su 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10; M-W 6:30, 9:55 Century Northgate 15: 11:05, 11:40, 1, 1:40, 2:25, 3, 4:20, 5:05, 5:50, 6:20, 7, 7:40, 8:25, 9:10, 9:40, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: F-Tu 10:50, 12:30, 2:20, 3:50, 5:40, 7:10, 9, 10:30 CineArts at Marin: F 3:40, 6:50, 10; Sa 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10; Su 12:30, 3:40, 6:50; M-Th 4, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1, 4:15, 7:30

A Serious Man (R) Century Regency 6: F-Su, W-Th 11;10, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; M-Tu 11:10, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: F 4:30, 7:05, 9:35; Sa 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35; Su 2, 4:30, 7:05; M-Tu 4:30, 7:05

Head and shoulders above the rest in ‘Blind Side.’

Astro Boy (1:34) The energetic young robot hits the big screen in a touching tale of self-discovery, acceptance and X-ray vision. O Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Nicolas Cage plays the title character in Werner Herzog’s gritty study of police department corruption and Coppola family nepotism O The Blind Side (2:06) Heartwarming story about an African-American boy from the wrong side of the tracks who becomes an All American offensive tackle. Sandra Bullock stars. O The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (1:27) Two crime-solving brothers abandon the sweet life in Ireland to investigate the murder of a Boston priest. O A Christmas Carol (1:36) Dickens’ beloved slab of figgy pudding gets the 3D Disney treatment as Jim Carrey gives voice to half a dozen different characters (including Ebenezer himself). O Coco Before Chanel (1:50) Audrey Tautou stars as France’s favorite couturier. O An Education (1:40) Conundrum: should pre-Swinging London schoolgirl Carey Mulligan head off to Oxford or pursue the naughty life with a sexy older man? O The Maid (1:34) Award-winning Chilean dramedy about a live-in maid and the panic and desperation that overcome her when her employers hire additional help. O The Men Who Stare at Goats (1:33) Absurdist political thriller about a real-life U.S. Army paranormal military unit and how its investigations into psychic phenomena were employed to interrogate prisoners at Guantanamo Bay; George Clooney stars. O The Messenger A soldier gets romantically involved with a woman after informing her that her soldier-husband has been killed, giving audiences an opportunity to rethink the mantra of don’t shoot the messenger. O Michael Jackson’s This Is It (1:51) Behind-the-scenes look at the late, legendary King of Pop as he prepared for a series of O

London appearances this past spring. O Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (2:03) Albert Lewin’s gorgeous, surreal 1951 drama stars James Mason as a doomed seafarer and Ava Gardner as his saucy muse. O Paranormal Activity (1:39) Two young marrieds consider switching realtors when they discover a noisome nocturnal spook sharing their tract house. O Pirate Radio (1:55) Eight rogue ‘60s-era disc jockeys led by Philip Seymour Hoffman beam rock ‘n’ roll at a helpless Britain and inspire an entire generation. O Planet 51 Digitally animated film about an astronaut who lands on a planet of little green people. It’s PG rating is for “mild sci-fi action.” O Precious (1:49) Sundance fave about an African-American teen who deals with illiteracy and a second pregnancy with the help of a Harlem schoolteacher. O Red Cliff Hong Kong master director John Woo returns with a period piece set in the Three Kingdoms era of ancient China. O A Serious Man (1:45) A physics professor struggles to become a mensch (despite a wandering wife, a burdensome brother, mendacious colleagues and a couple of unlovely children) in the Coen boys’ latest comedy. O The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2:10) The next installment of Stephenie Meyer’s blood-suckin’ roman-fleuve finds Bella Swan enjoying post-vampire succor in the arms of an incipient werewolf. O 2012 (2:38) Yet another global-cataclysm scenario, this one starring John Cusack, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and George Segal as the survivors. O Where the Wild Things Are (1:34) Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze take on Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic about a dissatisfied little boy’s adventures in a world of equally dissatisfied uber-creatures. < Win free tickets to the Rafael Film Center and check out our searchable movie database at ››

An Education (PG-13) Century Regency 6: 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:40, M-Tu 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7

Astro Boy (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 2:20, 4:50 +Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (R) Rafael Film Center: F-Sa 4:15, 6:45, 9:20; Su 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:20; M-W 6:45, 9:20 +Blind Side (PG-13) Fairfax 5 Theatres: F-Sa 1:10, 4, 7, 9:50; Su-Tu 1:10, 4, 7

Century Larkspur Landing: F 7:20, 10:20; Sa-Su 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:20; M-Tu 6:45, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: F-W 12, 1:35, 3:15, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30, 9:05, 10:25

Century Rowland Plaza: F-Tu 10:55, 1:45, 4:35, 7:35, 10:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: F 4, 6:55, 9:40; Sa 1:15, 4, 6:55, 9:40; Su 1:15, 4, 6:55; M-Tu 4, 6:55

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (R) Century Northgate 15: M-W 7:50, 10:30

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Coco Before Chanel (PG-13) Tiburon Playhouse 3: F 4:15, 6:45, 9:15; Sa 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15; Su 1:45, 4:15, 6:45; M-T 4:15, 6:45

Disney’s A Christmas Carol (PG) Century Northgate 15: 3D showtimes at 11:30, 1:55, 4:25, 7:05, 9:25 Century Larkspur Landing: F 5, 7:30, 10; Sa-Su 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 10; M-Tu 7, 9:25

Century Rowland Plaza: F-W 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: F-Sa 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30; Su-T 2:30, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10

The Maid (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: F 4:30, 7, 9:05; Sa 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:05; Su 2:15, 4:30; M 9:30; Tu 7, 9:05

The Men Who Stare At Goats (R) Century Regency 6: 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: F-Tu 12, 5, 10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: F-Sa 5, 9:40; Su-Tu 5 +The Messenger (R) Rafael Film Center: F 4, 6:30, 8:50; Sa-Su 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:50; M-W 6:30, 8:50; Th 4, 6:30, 8:50

Michael Jackson’s This Is It (PG) Century Northgate 15: F-W 7:25, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: F-Tu 2:15, 7:20 CineArts at Marin: F 3:50, 7:15, 9:45; Sa 12:45, 3:50, 7:15, 9:45; Su 12:45, 3:50, 7:15; M-Th 4;20, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: F-Tu 2:15, 7:15

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Su-M 7 Pirate Radio (R) Century Larkspur Landing: F 7:40, 10:30; Sa-Su 1:30, 4:30, 7:40, 10:30; M-Th 6:50, 9:35 Century Regency 6: 10:50, 1:40,

4:35, 7:30, 10:15 CineArts at Sequoia: F, Tu-W 5, 7:30, 10; Sa 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Su, Th 2:30, 5, 7:30; M 5, 7:30 +Planet 51 (PG) Century Northgate 15: F-Tu 11:50, 1:05, 2:15, 3:20, 4:35, 5:35, 6:55, 9:15 Century Rowland Plaza: F 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10, 11:25; Sa-Tu 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Lark: F-Sa, W 1, 3, 5, 7:10, 9:10; Su 11, 1, 3, 5, 7:10; M-Tu 3, 5, 7:10; Th 5, 7:10, 9:10

Precious (R) CineArts at Sequoia: F, W 4:30, 7, 9:25; Sa, Th 2, 4:30, 7, 9:25; Su, T 2, 4:30, 7; M 4:30, 7 Century Regency 6: F-Sa, W-Th 10:45, 12:10, 1:35, 3, 4:25, 5:50, 7:15, 8:40, 10:10; M-Tu 10:45, 12:10, 1:35, 3, 4:25, 5:50, 7:15 +Red Cliff (R) Rafael Film Center: W 7:30, Th 4:30, 7:30

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13) Century Cinema: 12:30, 3:40, 7, 10 Century Northgate 15: F-Tu 11, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15, 8, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 10:45 CineArts at Marin: F 4, 7, 9:55; Sa 1, 4, 7, 9:55; Su 1, 4, 7; M-Th 4:10, 7 Century Rowland Plaza: F-Sa 11, 12:10, 1:50, 3, 4:40, 5:50, 7:30, 8:40, 10:20, 11:30; M-Tu 11, 12:10, 1:50, 3, 4:40, 5:50, 7:30, 8:40, 10:20; W-Th 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: F-Sa 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10; SuTu 1:20, 4:15, 7:15

Where the Wild Things Are (PG) Century Northgate 15: F-Tu 11:15, 1:45, 4:10 <

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules.

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

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Concerts 11/20-21: Dominican Winifred Baker Chorale and Orchestra of St. Catherine Craig Singleton conducts annual fall concert featuring Poulenc’s “Gloria”; Vaughn Williams’“Fantasia on Christmas Carols”; Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and “Soneto de la Noche.” Nov. 21 performance at St. Paul’s Church, 221 Valley St., S.F. 8pm. $5-10, under 12 free. St. Raphael’s Church, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 482-3579. 11/20: Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona Guitar

Orchestra of Barcelona is composed of twenty-five of Spain’s most gifted guitarists, led by Director and Founder Sergi Vincente. 8-10pm. $20-65. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. 11/20: Laurence Juber Grammy winning former Wings member fingerstyle guitarist performs unamplified. 8-10:15pm. $35-40. Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. 11/21: COM Symphony Orchestra “Russian


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Live music 11/20: Lauralee Brown and Reeking Havock Folk rock. 7:30pm. Saylor’s, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512.

11/20: Mark Karan and Jemimah Puddleduck Bay Area musician Mark Karan will celebrate his new album “Walk Through Fire.” Best known for his touring efforts with Grateful Dead-related bands The Other Ones and Bob Weir & RatDog. 8:30-11:30pm. $20-30. Harbor Lights, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 389-5072. 11/20: Pride and Joy. 6pm. Northgate Mall, Oak Plaza, 5800 Northgate, San Rafael. 479-5956.

11/20: Jack Van Paris and Company CD Release Celebration for "Someday Is Today" 8:30 pm-Midnight. $7/person $10/couple. For more information, call Jack Van Paris at 415383-5123 or e-mail Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Sausalito. 11/20: Tanya Stephens Reggae. 9pm $20. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 11/21: Connie Ducey and Judy Hall Jazz. 7pm. Saylor’s, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 11/21: Jim Lauderdale 11th anniversary weekend. 8:30pm. $15-20. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 11/21: Milestone With Miles Schon. 9pm $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 11/21: Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire Rocka-billy. 9:30pm. $7. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910.

Pride and Joy will be on display Nov. 20 at Northgate.

11/22: Mose Allison Trio 7pm $25-30. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 11/22: Tim Weed In the Bar. 4pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219.

11/24: Kathryn Keats, Joe Venegoni and Tom Lattanand. 7-10pm. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 11/27: Rock the Break 2 Treble at Bass special all ages show with Mello, The Cosmic Shenanigans, Marin Academy Soul Band, Roadhead. 8pm. $5-10. Bay Area Sound Studios, 85 Mitchell, San Rafael. 606-7435. www. 11/27: S’Cream Cream/Clapton Tribute band. 8-11:30pm. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319.

11/27: Tom Rigney and Flambeau Cajun. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219.

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Tom Rigney and Flambeau will light a fire Nov. 27 at Rancho Nicasio. Masters.” Works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Tara Flandreau, director; Paul Smith, piano. 7:309pm. Donation. St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Dr., Tiburon. 11/22 COM Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Tara Flandreau. “Russian Masters.” Featuring Shostakovich’s “Fifth Symphony” and Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No.1” with pianist Paul Smith. 3pm. Donation. Unity In Marin, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 11/22: Brahms and his Proteges With Jonathan Krehm, clarinet; Jacob Stoller, piano; Terrie Baune, violin; Tanya Tomkins, cello. In 1896 Vienna held a competition for young composers. A letter from Brahms to his publisher reveals that the competition was fixed. In this concert event, we will perform the two top-contending works, and ask the audience to determine the rightful winner. Program includes Brahms Trio, Opus 114, for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, and the 2 top contending works from the 1896 competition. 12:30pm brunch


followed by 2pm concert. $20-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

11/22: New Century Chamber Orchestra “Bolcom Meets Strauss.” Works by William Bolcom and Richard Strauss. 5-7pm. $32-54. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 392-4400. or 11/23: COM Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Tara Flandreau. “Russian Masters.” Featuring Shostakovich’s “Fifth Symphony” and Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No.1” with pianist Paul Smith. 7:30pm. Donation. The Dance Palace, Pt. Reyes.

Dance 11/20-22: Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers Stage Dor presents “Earth Girls are Easy.” Directed and choreographed by Doree Clark. Alien men crash land on Earth and are challenged by the ways of Earthling women as told through dance. Nov. 20-21, 8pm; Nov. 22, 3pm. $25. Stage Dor

Sign o’ the ‘Times’ For those who think technology is out of control today, don’t miss the Rafael Film Center’s Nov. 29 screening of MODERN TIMES, Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 silent classic about a working stiff caught literally in the cogs of machine-age industrialization. The noon screening is the first in the Rafael’s new quarterly series “Everybody’s Classics,” which will offer great films of yore on the big screen—for free. The Rafael is at 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. Call 415/454-1222.—Jason Walsh

tre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

Art 11/21-01/08:‘Movement’ Charles Fox, large scale black and white photographs. 3-5pm. Commonweal, 451 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA. 868-0970. 11/21-12/03:‘New Exhibitions’ “21st Annual Invitational Mini Show.” Works of more than 85 Bay Area artists no larger than 6x6x6. Sales benefit the museum. Also, “Michael Garlington,” Photographs and “Chris Hellman,” Watercolors Noon5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. 11/21-12/14:‘Hallelujah, Anyway!’ Installation by Nonnie Welch, Jan Davidson, Nomi Schwarzschild. 11am-6pm. Free. Spirit Matters, 12307 S.F. Drake Blvd., Point Reyes. 663-8699.

11/24-01/03:‘Picks: New Weaving and Textile Art’ Tamalpais Weavers Guild mem-

One-time Wings member Laurence Juber lands at Schoenberg Guitars on Nov. 20. Performance Space, 10 Liberty Ship Way, #340, Sausalito. 339-1390.

bers showcase varieties of textile manipulation. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.

11/27-29: Point Reyes Thanksgiving Open Studios Self guided tour to over 20 artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area. Brochures with maps are available at local retailers or at www. 11am-5pm. Free. Point Reyes Open Studio, Point Reyes Station. 663-9646.


Through 01/02: Clay and Glass Art Exhibition “Out of the Fire: Clay and Glass from the

Through 11/21: The Sound of Music

Association of Clay and Glass Artists” presents clay and glass sculpture, as well as functional objects using highly innovative themes and techniques. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by the Marin Youth Performers. Fri. 7:30pm; 2pm Sat.-Sun. $12-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. Through 12/06: Boom Comedy about the end of the world by award-winning Marin native Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Directed by Ryan Rilette. $20-51. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. Through 12/06: The Miracle Worker Tony Award winning play based on the life of Helen Keller. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6 at 2pm.; Thursday Dec. 3. 7:30pm. $15-25. Ross Valley Players’ Barn Thea-

Through 01/03: Nina Leva Photography Exhibit “Face of a Child:” Black and white images of surprising moments from children’s calm reflection, exploration and peacefulness. Free. Rustic Bakery, 1139 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 302-1017.

Through 01/04: Maeve Croghan Exhibit Expressionist Paintings. Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm. Free. Marin Jewelers Guild, 1331 4th St., San Rafael. 868-1425.

Through 01/06: Fine Art Photography

BEST BET Brain carny Jay Alexander brings his CARNIVAL OF THE MIND show to 142 Throck on Nov. 27, offering audiences “an evening of magic, psychology and lies!” Alexander, the great-grandson of noted vaudevillian Gentleman Ben Darwin, has been “using his illusion” since childhood when he discovered Gramps’ old performance trunk in the attic. He’s been flimflamming ever since— even being called “the master of befuddlement” by none other than David Crosby (who is no stranger to befuddlement!). Tickets are $20 to $30. Show starts at 8pm. 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. Call 415/383-9600.—JW

Marin Photography Club Exhibit. 2-5pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 382-0245. www.

Through 01/13: Jane Calender Art Exhibit Oil paintings of Marin County & California Coastline. 1-7pm. Free. Ross Valley Winery, 343 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 457-5157. www.

Through 01/17: Marin Art School presents 2009 Student Show Art of adult students of the Marin Art School in Novato showcased in this exhibit which can be seen by those attending events at the Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Not an exhibit open daily. 8-10pm. Free. Redwood Foyer - Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6014.

Through 02/28:“A Thousand Years of Southwestern Pottery” Pottery exhibit. Traditions born centuries ago still live in this vital art form. Tues.-Sat. Noon-4pm. $5 Marin Museum of the American Indian, 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato. 897-4064. Through 11/20:‘Day of the Dead’ Curated by Carol Durham and Sharon Christovich. 10am5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael.

Through 11/21: BayWood Artists Exhibit “Mount Diablo: As We See It.” 9 am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871.

Through 11/26:‘Windows, Doors and Passageways’ Photographic journey through portals of the world. Photography exhibit by Mill Valley photographer Allison Levenson. 11:30am1pm. Free. Rock Hill Gallery, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 435-9108. Through 11/29: Art by MOT Paintings, Cartoons and Wooden Toys. 10-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 ext.252. www.

Through 11/29: Quilts by Carol Hunt ‘Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand’—Mark Twain.

Maurice Del Mue Galleries. 10-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 .

Through 11/29: Small Treasures Exhibition and Sale Art by artists of MarinMOCA

Go flamenco Nov. 20 with the Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona.

priced right for holiday gift-giving. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137.

Through 12/01:‘The Works’ and ‘A Place

in My Heart’ Collection of works by artist Bill Dempster and by Laura Saunders. 11am-6pm. Free. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. Through 12/03: Anna Petranich Pastel works. Free. Belvedere/Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 479-4176. Through 12/10:‘Ripples’- Exhibit Featuring the Power of Water Art exhibit with water themes presented by the Marin Arts Council showcasing the art works of Kay Russell, Peter Ballinger, Susan Black, Mary Blake, Patricia Lawrence, Lynette Porteous and Liz Schiff. 9-5pm. Free. Marin County Civic Center, 1st and 3rd Floor Galleries, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 329, San Rafael. 499-8350, Ext. 362. Through 12/11:‘The Vast Remainder’ Exhibition of figurative paintings by Fairfax based artist Jeffrey Palladini. 6-9pm Free. Sam the Butcher Contemporary Art, 10 Ross Common, Ross. 902-1019. Through 12/31: Jocelyn Knight “Almost abstract” color photography by Jocelyn Knight. 2-5pm. Free. Linda Penzur Gallery, 71 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo. 457-4079.

Talks/Lectures 11/21: Gray Panthers of Marin Meeting Paul Helliker, General Manager of MMWD and Frank Egger of Fairfax will present different viewpoints on the issue of the status of desalination in Marin at 1 pm. Noon-3pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 454-1550.

Readings 11/20: Gerald Nicosia Nicosia talks about “Jan Kerouac: A Life In Memory.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/20: The Power of Gratitude Three writers explore the theme of gratitude: Nina Lesowitz, Alan Kaufman and Phil Cousineau. 6pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/21: Jennifer Robin “Growing More Beautiful: An Artful Approach To Personal Style.” 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. NOVEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 26, 2009 PACIFIC SUN 33

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) The weekend starts out rough, but improves in time for Saturday night. Keep this in mind if you are trying to decide which evening to include your boss or your future in-laws in your social plans. No matter how much you love Thanksgiving, you are likely to take on more than any normal mortal can handle as optimistic Jupiter suggests you invite a crowd over for dinner. Fortunately, you are fearless in crowds—and you left normal behind years ago.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) As argumentative Mars stirs up trouble with your ruler, peaceable Venus, you are wondering how your battle-scarred psyche can make it through another week. Well, once you make it through Saturday, you should notice a bit of relief. On Wednesday, you crave liberation. Forget your job, your duties and do whatever you feel like doing. It’s the day before Thanksgiving; no one will even notice you’re gone.

GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Being the wordy type, most of you have a manuscript, a screenplay or a notebook full of poetry somewhere waiting to be discovered. That’s why you should take advantage of having expansive Jupiter in your publishing house while your ruler (clever Mercury) is in the lucky sign of Sagittarius. So, while everyone else is working on a menu for Thanksgiving, you should be working on getting an agent.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Thursday & Friday are the bottom of your lunar cycle, which may deplete your energy and make you question whether you really want to follow through with your plans for a massive Thanksgiving dinner. The good news/ bad news is that disciplined Saturn is in your house of domesticity. You may not always enjoy it, but you are able to cook, nurture and take care of everyone for the next five months. We knew we could count on you. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Ready to lighten up a little? There is a dramatic difference when your ruler (the Sun) leaves the obsessive sign of Scorpio to enter the happy-golucky sign of Sagittarius. By Sunday, you become the star in your own romantic comedy. The loony Moon lights up your relationship house, while witty Mercury and the dramatic Sun enhance your self-expression. If you don’t have a co-star yet, start auditioning candidates. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) It’s OK, Virgo. You can trust me. Irritating Mars is wreaking havoc with your subconscious. He is making you feel as if someone or something is out to get you, but he is actually making much ado about nothing. So, your challenge this week is to question any wild dreams that disturb your sense of peace. To rephrase the Temptations, it is just your imagination running away with you...

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Typically, you like to keep it on an even keel, but you surprise yourself this week. You are prone to overestimating your own abilities to the point of exaggeration. On Monday you may promise more than you can deliver. Remember, realistic Saturn is in your sign for the next five months. Pipe dreams are strongly discouraged.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Love and lust can be two completely different things. Mistaking obsession with attraction is often your weakness. And, once involved, you tend to hang in there tenaciously, long after you and your “obsession” should have parted ways. The spontaneous connection you make this week is likely to be exciting, but short-lived. You might make it through Thanksgiving dinner—but, don’t count on it lasting through the leftovers... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Is that a suitcase in your hand? Your zodiac celebration officially begins Saturday night, making you hyperaware of your celestial identity as the world explorer. Meanwhile, impulsive Mars has taken over your travel house and the idea of staying put for Thanksgiving is not working for you. Have a good trip, enjoy your birthday and savor that mai tai on the beach.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Other people might give up when confronted with the planetary intensity experienced by your sign right now. You consider it a boon to your ambition. You are able to use the difficult relationship between the karmic duo of Saturn and Pluto to strengthen your tenacity. The glass may be half empty, but the half that is full is highly concentrated motivation. So I’m not worrying about you—and you shouldn’t either.

AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The holidays are approaching—a good excuse for not wanting to work. Your sign has been experiencing some problems in dealing with career challenges. This week it gets worse before it gets better. So, if you can skip out, go ahead. If you can’t, then hang in there until Wednesday when you get a lucky break—or a new idea for what you want to do with your life. Besides eating pumpkin pie in front of the TV... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) The creative Sun joins clever Mercury in your career house this weekend. Stop worrying about finding, keeping or losing a job and start focusing on the ways an imaginative, talented and sensitive visionary can gain success without abandoning your soul. And, if one of the ways to soothe your soul requires a plane ticket to the Caribbean, so be it. Why do you think they invented the Visa card? < E-mail Lynda Ray at or check out her Web site at 38 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 26, 2009

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122306 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OCEAN SPA ACCUPRESSURE, 1113 SECOND STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DONG SHAN YIN, 975 SOUTH WESTMORELAND AVENUE, #3, LOS ANGELES, CA 90006. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 21, 2009. (Publication Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304119 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): OCEAN SPA ACCUPRESSURE, 1113 SECOND STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. FILED IN MARIN COUNTY ON: August 14, 2008. UNDER FILE NO. 118211. REGISTRANTâ ™S NAME(S): DONG HU QIAN, 147 SPEARS CIRCLE, RICHMOND, CA 94801. THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY an individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on October 22, 2009. (Pacific Sun: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122239 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GREEN COLLAR BUILDERS, 10 RAMONA WAY, NOVATO, CA 94945: JAMES CASEY, 10 RAMONA WAY, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 14, 2009. (Publication Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122230 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE, 1 CLARITA COURT, NOVATO, CA 94947: ROBERT A. LEWIS, 1 CLARITA COURT, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 19, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 14, 2009. (Publication Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122324 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CELLAIRIS.COM, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: TATIANA A. GIGLIOTTI, 1435 NORTH SAN GABRIEL BOULEVARD, APT. 202, ROSEMEAD, CA 91770; SAYED RAHECL FAROOK, 3830 TOMLINSON AVENUE, RIVERSIDE, CA 92503. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 12, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 23, 2009. (Publication Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122260-01; 02. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as H2 HOME, 245 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960; HERSHON HARTLEY DESIGN, INC., 245 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: HERSHON HARTLEY DESIGN, INC., 245 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 16, 2009. (Publication Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122320 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SUMMIT ASSOCIATES, 295 SUMMIT AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BRUCE J. FAIREY, 295 SUMMIT AVENUE, SAN

RAFAEL, CA 94901; JUSTINE R. FAIREY, 295 SUMMIT AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 30, 1994. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 22, 2009. (Publication Dates: October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122343 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SMITH PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN, 224 KENT AVENUE, KENTFIELD, CA 94904: PETER R. SMITH, 224 KENT AVENUE, KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 27, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122271 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NEWCOURT PROPERTIES, 591 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RAYMOND HOFFMAN III, 591 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; MARK GORJESTANI, 4230 VIA MIRA MONTE, CALABASAS, CA 91301; LISA GORJESTANI, 4230 VIA MIRA MONTE, CALABASAS, CA 91301; VICTORIA HOFFMAN, 138 WEST MILBRAE SPRINGS, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant(s) began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 10, 1988. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on Ocotber 16, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122226 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, 260 MONTE VISTA, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: CALIFORNIA ENV. SERVICES, INC., 260 MONTE VISTA, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in 1997. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 14, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13,20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122355 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KENTFIELD LENDING GROUP, 300 TAMAL PLAZA, #180, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: JUSTIN SEELEY, 612 WATEREE STREET, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 28, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122371 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as UNITED HUE, 2 CEDARWOOD LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: WORKREATIVE LLC, 2 CEDARWOOD LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 29, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122389 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TIME FOR ME, 1115 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, #11, KENTFIELD, CA 94904: PAMELA M. MCHENRY, 1115 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, #11, KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on November 2, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122322 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN FOUR SOFTBALL CLUB, 4 CIELO LANE, #1-J, NOVATO, CA 94949: BRADLEY FRANCISCO LUCCHI, 4 CIELO LANE, #1-J, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 23, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 22, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122395 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SEA THAI BISTRO, 60 CORTE MADERA AVENUE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: ACHARA THONGSILP, 1987 PINER COURT, SANTA ROSA, CA 95403. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 2, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122405 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LAS NELAS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD, 1704 LINCOLN AVENUE, #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIA DE LOS ANGELES ABOYTES, 1704 LINCOLN AVENUE, #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 3, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122415 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RC TOY SHOP, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL, SUITE C-12, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ALPTEKIN CAKIRCALI, 830 SARATOGA AVENUE, APT. C-109, SAN JOSE, CA 95129. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 4, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122353 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as A LOVING TOUCH CARE HOME II, 310 GOLDEN HIND PASSAGE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: EDG HEALTHCARE OF CORTE MADERA, INC., 45 MERIAM DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 28, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122404 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ECKERT & ZIEGLER CNL SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES, 24937 AVE TIBBITTS, VALENCIA, CA 91355: ECKERT & ZIEGLER ISOTOPE PRODUCTS, INC., 24937 AVE TIBBITTS, VALENCIA, CA 91355. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 3, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122219 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SHORELINE TREE & LANDSCAPE SERVICE, 5434 GARVIN AVENUE, RICHMOND, CA 94805: TIM LOWRY, 5434 GARVIN AVENUE, RICHMOND, CA 94805. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in 1990. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 13, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122449 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MEDICAL DENTAL CONCEPTS, 15 WOODSIDE WAY, ROSS, CA 94957: PETER F. CHASE, D.D.S., INC., 15 WOODSIDE WAY, ROSS, CA 94957. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 2, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 9, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122472 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LITHOS BIO, 383 PINEHILL ROAD, APT. “D”, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RICK HOLMES, 383 PINEHILL ROAD, APT. “D”, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious


PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 business name(s) listed herein on November 12, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 12, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122481 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CHARLIE’S MAINTENANCE AND CARPET CLEANING, 125 LARKSPUR STREET, SUITE 206, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CARLOS E. VALENTIN, 128 BARBAREE WAY, TIBURON, CA 94920; TRISHA MORENO, 5229 FRESNO STREET, #”B”, RICHMOND, CA 94804. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on November 13, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122382 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TECH HELP MARIN, 18 GOLDEN HIND PASSAGE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: JAMES B. JOHNSTONE, 18 GOLDEN HIND PASSAGE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 30, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122344 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HAPPY NAILS & HAIR, 6 CALIFORNIA AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA

94901: KIM NGOC THI BUI, 5034 SAN PABLO DAM ROAD, #10, EL SOBRANTE, CA 94803. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 27, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122476 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DOG PLAY AFTERNOON, 807 VIA CASITAS, ROSS, CA 94904: CYNTHIA K. JACKSON, 807 VIA CASITAS, ROSS, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on November 12, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122335 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as REBOUND BOOKSTORE, 1611 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TONI PAULETTE LABORI, 1611 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 26, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL PARTNER. The undersigned hereby certifies that he/she has withdrawn on the date shown as general partner from the conduct of business under said Fictitious Business Name. WITHDRAWAL NUMBER: 201119. DATE OF WITHDRAWAL: October 22, 2009. ORIGINAL FBN NUMBER: 2005106496. ORIGINAL DATE FILED: July 6, 2005.

COUNTY WHERE FILED: Marin. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): Rebound Bookstore, 1511 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. NAME OF WITHDRAWING PARTNER: Joel D. Eis, 251 â œDâ ù Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on October 23, 2009. (Pacific Sun: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122388 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE JB INTERNATIONAL FUNDS, 495 MILLER AVENUE, SUITE #305, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: THOMAS E. COOPER, 10 RICHMOND ROAD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 15, 2009. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on November 2, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122313 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ECOHOME FOR YOU, 15 EL PAVO REAL CIRCLE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DIANE RUTH RAMSEY, 15 EL PAVO REAL CIRCLE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 22, 2009. (Publication Dates: November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2009)


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I have a knack for finding the lowest of the low in the trash piles of human existence. Being too nice and having low self-esteem has meant that I’ve dated a long list of losers. The most recent loser works with me. Without my knowledge, he took photos of us having sex, and e-mailed them to men at our workplace. I’m totally embarrassed. I wanted to press charges, but miraculously, no one claims to have seen these photos—unless they don’t want to humiliate me by saying so.—Mortified


If a man’s going to make your dream come true, it’s best it isn’t that one where you suddenly find yourself naked in front of everybody at work. The good news is, on the humiliation front, there’s no place to go but up: toilet paper on your shoe, tuck your skirt into your pantyhose? You’re having a good day! You could consider legal action. Unlike in sexual harassment cases where somebody claims “After he said I had pretty hair, I could no longer do my job as an accountant,” your experience sounds like textbook “hostile workplace.” According to law prof Kingsley Browne’s Biology at Work, that’s a work situation that’s “permeated with sexuality or ‘discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult’” severe enough to change the conditions of the victim’s employment and create an abusive work environment. If you talk to a lawyer, you may find that you could have a pretty good case. But, even by winning a case, do you actually win? Just by filing suit, you’re probably setting yourself up for “The Streisand Effect.” The term was coined after an aerial photo of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home was one of about 12,000 included in an online database documenting coastal erosion. These still shots of land eroding weren’t exactly garnering TMZ-style traffic—until Babs filed a $10 million lawsuit against the photographer to get the shot of her house removed, driving more than 420,000 people to view it in a single month. In other words, even by talking with co-workers about what happened, you could end up, well...making a mountain out of a thigh mole. Try to remember that the maggot who did this to you is the one who’s gotten naked in the ugliest way—exposing himself as somebody who gets off on doing violence to a girl’s reputation. What happened, was he no longer getting the same thrill out of Xeroxing his butt? Barenaked Saturday didn’t show up on Bagel Monday because you’re “too nice,” but because you’re too willing to accept losers as your lot in life. Having low selfesteem isn’t the problem, either—it’s having it and not doing a damn thing about it. You can have a nice guy in your life—if you develop yourself into a person who feels she deserves it, and actually demands it. In the meantime, hold your head high. Time will pass, and eventually, feeling naked at the office will once again mean knowing that they can all see you forgot to wear earrings—not that you forgot to make an appointment at the waxer.


I’ve been dating my boyfriend for three years. His wife of 30 years died six years ago, but he still calls her “my wife,” talked about her in the bedroom until I got mad and still mentions her constantly. When I got angry about that, he blew up and said he’d talk about her whenever and however he wants. I love him, but is this normal?—Sad Heart


Three’s a crowd, even if one of you is dead. Now, after 30 years, it’s normal that he’d still talk about her. To a point. Yet, there you are in bed, enjoying the afterglow and he rolls over and says, “Betty and I went to the Ozarks one time. Had a great time. Doubt you and I could ever match it. Might as well stay home and talk about Betty!” What he really needs to talk about is whether he wants a new life or just an audience for the old one. In a neutral moment, tell him you know he loved her and had a wonderful life with her, but it hurts to always be hearing about her—and in a way that sounds like he’s married to her and getting some on the side from you. If he wants to be with you, he needs to act like he accepts that he lost his wife—and not just somewhere between Spencer’s Gifts and Cinnabon. <

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