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recipes found in Celebrating Italy (Morrow, 1990) by Carol Field. ------------------------This cassoulet-like stew is served as a vegetable in a typical panarda but it is a fine entree for a winter dinner. Use hot Italian sausages easily found in local markets.

Salsicce e Faciuol d’Pane (Sausage and Red Beans as Good as Bread) Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings About 8-1/2 ounces dried borlotti beans; you can substitute pinto beans 2 pounds, 2 ounces fresh sausage made with fennel and red pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1/2 pound fresh Italian plum tomatoes (about five), chopped fine 1 or 2 basil leaves, chopped 1/2 peperoncino (dried red chile), seeded and chopped fine

The night before making the dish, rinse the beans, cover them with water and let them soak overnight. Leave the sausages uncovered in the refrigerator overnight or up to 18 hours so that they dry out a bit. Turn the sausages over once or twice so their entire surfaces will be exposed to the air. The next day drain the beans, put them into a large pot, cover with cold water, bring to a boil and cook 2 hours or until tender. Keep them warm over low heat (either over barely simmering water in a double boiler or on a hot tray). Meanwhile, cut the sausages so each

person gets 2 pieces. Put them in a heavy skillet and with just enough olive oil to film the bottom, saute them about 5 minutes. Remove them to a plate, add the chopped onion to the pan and saute until golden. Return the browned sausages to the skillet and add the tomatoes, basil and peperoncino, and cook over medium-low heat 20 minutes. Finally, add the beans and let everything cook over low heat 30 minutes, adding a little water now and then if the mixture gets too dry. Serve hot. ------------------------This sauce from Abruzzo is rich with the flavor of pork that cooks in it. It may be used with pasta or polenta and the meat is served as a main course. Because it should be degreased before it’s served, the sauce is best cooked ahead of time.

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BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE Reading a press release about the Fireside Jazz Club at Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar in Novato warmed me right up: live music on Friday and Saturday nights, 7 to 10pm, with a full bar and a bistro menu near an oldfashioned fireplace (415/883-9477). It got me to thinking of other Marin spots where it’s possible to enjoy the comfort of an open fire, very seductive at this time of year. Piazza D’Angelo in Mill Valley has seasonal appeal with fireside tables close enough to feel the warmth (415/388-2000), as does Left Bank in Larkspur with its brasserie menu—try hearty winter fare from the French countryside (415/927-3331). Perhaps the most atmospheric location is the Pelican Inn at Muir Beach with a huge fireplace in the dining room, timbers and furnishings imported from Britain. Diners can savor an authentic Sunday midday meal (11:30am to 3pm), when a typical “joint” is served (roast beef, ham or salmon) in its carvery. Buckshee Monday means small plates—fish and chips, bangers and mash— nothing over $8, a real bargain. Regular English specialties are available at lunch and dinner daily (415/383-6000). MOVIN’ ON UP West Marin continues to send food businesses to Petaluma. First Cowgirl Creamery met its need for more production space with a move to that city and now Straus Family Creamery will transfer warehouse and office operations there sometime early this year. This is not the end of local residence for the certified organic dairy: Marshall will remain the site for processing, pasteurization and bottling as well as production of ice cream and yogurt. The finished product will go to the Petaluma warehouse for storage and distribution. WIN-WIN SITUATION Here’s a chance to learn techniques from a celebrity cook, taste the results in a full meal and help a local service organization, all in one evening. Chef Joanne Weir, award-winning cookbook author and teacher featured in the PBS-TV series Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class, will be at Fresh Starts Cooking School in Novato Jan. 28 (6:30 to 9pm) for an interactive session creating a spicy winter menu. The school is a job-training center for culinary arts, operated by Homeward Bound of Marin, provider of residential and support services for homeless families and adults in the county. Cost is $49 per person. For details or reservations, visit and click on “Take a Cooking Class,” or call 415/382-3363, ext. 243.

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BRANCHING OUT Another learning opportunity: winter olive curing workshops in Sonoma. Free classes with expert Don Landis will be presented Jan. 17 and Feb. 7 (11am to 1:30pm) at B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen. Landis will discuss olive history with a thorough description of the Greek style of olive curing; afterward there will be a tasting of olives with cheese and crackers. Space is limited; reserve by calling 800/3304064, ext. 124. SLOW DOWN, YOU’RE COOKING TOO FAST Lucky cooks who received handsome clay pots as holiday gifts can feel superior about joining a growing population returning to simpler methods for preparing long-cooked dishes. Spanish cuisine relies on these vessels for its stews and soups. For high-quality imported ingredients to use in the home kitchen, take a trip to the Spanish Table in Strawberry Village, Mill Valley: Its inventory includes fine ham, smoked paprika, authentic Spanish chorizo and rice perfect for paella. The shop also carries a selection of top Spanish wines to complement those foods. SHAW CHEF REDEMPTION Piccolo Teatro in Sausalito has a new chef, Amey Shaw. She is introducing interesting new items, including piadine, sandwiches of pliable grilled flatbread folded around flavorful fillings. At lunch she offers a $10 special with a choice of piadina or panino, soup and salad. A January option is a familiar dish with an exotic touch: squash ravioli with ginger/chive butter sauce. The osteria/bar specializes in genuine Italian foods, breakfast through dinner, with an array of cicchetti—nibbles to be enjoyed with drinks, Venetian style. Open daily from 6:45am through the civilized late hour of 11:30pm (739 Bridgeway, 415/332-0739). ✹ Contact Pat at

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isten to the contagious retro sound of 9th Annual Sleepless Nights: Gram Parsons the Parties’ “Cryin’ Shame,” the title Tribute Concert, a salute to the gifted late track from their new EP, evoking the Byrds singer and songwriter who OD’d in ebullient joy of Shindig-era pop bands, a 1973 in a Joshua Tree motel room. tinge of Byrds-style folk-rock guitar and That San Francisco concert, co-hosted by driving Stones-like harmonica, all steeped in Shea and Molly Tuttle, will bring together a the neo-psych of Dream diverse lineup of retroSyndicate. rock, neo-psych, country Try not to be moved. and Americana acts that COMING SOON Go on, just try... include the Parties, Red The 9th Annual Sleepless “We share a common Meat, the Stone Foxes, Elisa Nights: Gram Parsons love of ’60s music, the really Randazzo, Sweet Chariot, Tribute Concert will be held great pop songs,” says singthe Real Sippin’ Whiskeys Friday, Jan. 15, at 8 pm, at the er, songwriter and guitarist and Paula Frazer. Great American Music Hall, Jeremy Powers, explainIt was Shea who first 859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco. ing the Parties’ affinity for introduced Powers, then $13. 415/885-0750. mod style, retro guitars and a college classmate, to Byrds-era jangle-pop. “I’ve Parsons’ music. “When I played before in a lot of first heard Parsons, I was louder bands, playing Brit pop and the power- just getting into the whole Americana thing,” pop things, inspired by Cheap Trick and bands says Powers, an Alameda resident who works like that, but I wanted to do something that is at a Corte Madera TV production company. more pure—original ’60s music.” “The Black Crowes were going strong and I The band shares that fondness for retro was into the Stones’ Let It Bleed. rock with Eric Shea, ex-singer of the SF“Parsons fit right into that.” based bands Parchman Farm and Mover. Powers played at one of Shea’s early Shea also is the organizer of the upcoming Parsons tributes when it was still held at

After Parsons OD’d in 1973, his body was stolen as part of a bizarre plot by friends who wanted to cremate and scatter his ashes at Joshua Tree National Monument.

Slim’s nightclub. Recently, he contacted Shea to let him know that his new band might fit the bill. “We’re right in sync with the Byrds’ Notorious Byrd Brothers stuff,” Powers says. “I thought it would be fun to play some of the tunes we have that are on the outlying edge of country.” At the Parsons tribute, the Parties will perform “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” the Basement Tapes-era Dylan song that Parsons and the Byrds recorded on the seminal 1968 country-rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo, as well as the soul-classic “Dark End of the

The Parties will be sweethearts of the rodeo this weekend at the Parsons tribute.

Street” (covered by Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers) and Parsons’ obscure “Blue Eyes” (originally recorded by the early Parsons outfit the Submarine Band). Why does Parsons still inspire young devotees four decades after his tragic death? “It’s just great music,” Powers says. “Great music is great music whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop or country. A great tune is a great tune. In Gram Parsons’ case, you also have the mystique surrounding his tragic death. “It’s a great story and beautiful music.” ✹ Hum a few bars for Greg at Lay down a beat of your own on TownSquare, at


›› SPiN OF THE WEEK One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Music from Kerouac’s Big Sur (Atlantic) Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard Jay Farrar of Son Volt and Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie team up on this evocative score for a new film based on Beat writer Jack Kerouac’s stay at the Big Sur artists’ community and the novel that came of it.The alt-country songs on the album sound like a lost Son Volt recording, good news for those Son Volt fans who were unimpressed by the band’s recent tepid CD American Central Dust.—GC 24 PACIFIC SUN JANUARY 15 – JANUARY 21, 2010


Michael Cera, ‘kind of creepy and dangerous.’

‘Youth’ gone wild Desperate teen a little too desperate for theater director by Davi d Te mp l e ton

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.


esperation doesn’t have to be desperate,” laughs director Carl Hamilton, sipping a cup of hot chocolate in a small cafe in Santa Rosa. “On stage, or on film, there is a kind of desperation that is just fun to watch, and then there’s the kind of desperation that is uncomfortable, unpleasant. In Youth in Revolt, which I really liked, there was maybe a little too much of the desperate desperation, and not enough of the fun desperation. Other than that, it was great!” Hamilton has been directing stage shows in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He’s created several theater companies, directing everything from Hamlet and The Crucible to Evita and The Bible, the Complete Word of God (abridged). The last play he directed was Youth in Revolt, a stage adaptation that he developed several years ago. Still the owner of the theatrical rights to Youth in Revolt, a cult-favorite novel by Sebastopol author C.D. Payne (www., Hamilton first produced a staged play of the book in 1994, presenting it in San Francisco in a production that Wikipedia refers to, succinctly, as “unsuccessful.” Since then, Hamilton has staged the show three more times. When the movie version,

starring Michael Cera as the fantasy-prone teenager Nick Twisp, was previewed at last October’s Mill Valley Film Festival, Hamilton purchased a block of tickets for himself and several of the various Youth in Revolt cast members from over the years. The film was finally released last weekend, so I invited Hamilton to sit down with me and share his impressions of the movie. “Let me ask you something,” he says. “What would you think about someone doing a theatrical version of one of Michael Cera’s other movies, one of his bigger movies?” “What, like Superbad?” I ask. “Superbad, yeah. If someone did a stage version of that, do you think people would come?” “Absolutely!” I reply, “Though I think it would be even better if it were Superbad: The Musical. That would be hilarious.” “I don’t know—musicals are a whole lot more expensive to produce,” Hamilton says, musing silently for a moment, no doubt conjuring images of singing-and-dancing teens performing a number called “It’s Not Easy Buying Liquor When You’re Under 21,” or a tender-sweet ballad titled “Let Me Be McLovin You All Night Long.” “What about Juno, the stage version?” he suggests. “That would be a part to die for. We’d have 200 16-year-old girls showing for the audition, all wanting a shot at playing Juno. “I think about this kind of stuff all the

time,” he laughs. “With the popularity of Michael Cera and these movies, and all the publicity surrounding them, why not take advantage of that in trying to lure some people from the movie theater to the real theater.” “What about just doing Youth in Revolt again?” “I’m playing with it,” Hamilton nods. “The reviews on this movie have been pretty good, and the preview we saw in October—just look at the audience reaction to that. They loved it. So maybe.” “Some of the lines do stick in one’s mind,” I remark. “Those lines have been playing in my mind for 15 years now,” Hamilton says. “Watching the film, it was like taking score at a football game. Every time someone spoke, I was thinking, ‘OK, that line made it in. That line made it in. Oops, they dropped that other line, interesting. Oh, and there’s that line!’ What really surprised me was their not including the bl--job scene. That scene always gets the biggest laugh when we do it on stage. That was always a big showstopper.” Hamilton’s biggest disappointment with the movie was the near-total omission of Lefty, Nick’s best friend—and the key player in the aforementioned fellatio scene—who is reduced to a single scene in the movie. “For me, the best scenes in the book, and the play, are the camaraderie between Lefty and Nick,” Hamilton says. “So, yeah, I missed him—but I understand why they cut him out. He’s so lovable that he might have upstaged Nick. When we’ve done it onstage, there was always the danger of the audience caring more about Lefty than Nick, ‘cuz he’s just so funny a character.” “So what did you think of Michael Cera’s performance as Nick?” I ask. “Oh, I liked it a lot, especially when he played his alter-ego Francois Dillinger. That was a side of Michael Cera we don’t get to see very often. “You know what though?” Hamilton continues, “Since seeing the movie, whenever I think about Cera’s performance, I think there was a bit of the dirty-old-man in it—a young,

COMING SOON If you like David Templeton’s conversations about movies, you’ll love his thoughts on organized religion. This week, the former Christian fundamentalist brings his solo show Wretch Like Me to the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. This autobiographical account of Templeton’s teenage years as a certifiable true believer is like his own personal Sermon on the Mount-but with way more laughs. 7:30pm Jan. 20, Jan. 27 & Feb. 3. Info: visit online at and

virginal dirty-old-man. His obsession with sex made him seem kind of perverted.” “But Nick is obsessed with sex,” I point out. “Yeah, but in a really innocent way,” Hamilton replies. “Something about the way Cera played it made him kind of creepy and dangerous. Nick, to me, is a bubbly, sweet kid who just wants to believe that a girl like Sheeni would want to sleep with him, but in the movie, he’s a bit of a d-khead. He’s darker, more desperate. Nick is anything but desperate. He’s just enthusiastic about his fantasies.” “So, would you consider re-mounting this show again?” I repeat. “Oh, I’m always thinking about re-mounting it,” Hamilton says, laughing. “Let’s face it, I’m terrible at predicting what people want to see. If it were totally up to me, I’d do it again in a second, and if the movie is a minor hit, maybe there will be demand to see the theatrical version. I once directed Agnes of God the same month the movie came out, and that show did real well. So, yeah. Why not? I love Nick Twisp. I never get tired of that kid.” ✹ Discuss your favorite theatrically staged films with David at

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n your typical American police procedural, the cops chase the bad guys, produce guns, solve serious crimes. Music throbs. The tension is high. Compared with these norms, the Romanian film Police, Adjective, directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, might be considered an anti-police procedural. There are no chases, no guns, and the only music is a banal pop song whose lyrics one of the characters subjects to a rhetorical analysis. The crime involved is minor; I won’t reveal whether it’s solved or not. The film’s key scene is set in the office of a police captain (Vlad Ivanov, of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), where COMING SOON three characters Police, Adjective opens examine a dictionFriday at the Lumiere in ary for the definiSan Francisco. Call 267-4893 tions of the words for showtimes. “conscience,” “law” and “police.” It’s all done in one shot, held for at least five minutes. The film’s central character is Cristi (Dragos Bucur), a young police detective assigned to tail In ‘Police, Adjective,’ baffled Romanian investigators turn the matter and eventually arrest Victor, a teenager suspected over to the local grammar police. of selling hashish. Cristi establishes that the boy and is made to wait in a secretary’s office while the smokes hash, in itself a criminal offense in Romacaptain reads his report. This is police work at its nia, but it’s not clear that he’s pushing—and if so, most tedious and unglamorous—and, probably, where he gets his supply. The detective is reluctant most realistic. to make the sting; he doesn’t want a kid’s prison Police, Adjective is slower and more cerebral sentence on his conscience. than any cop movie I’ve ever seen, and though it’s Much of the film is taken up with the pursuit, if being promoted as a comedy, it has few laughs. I’m you can call it that: following Victor to and from happy that Romanian cinema is on the move; but, high school, as well as shadowing the informer, as much as I hate senseless violence in movies, this Alex, a friend of Victor’s, and a girl who hangs out film could use a tiny touch of it. ✹ with both of them. With the reluctant help of his Review our reviews at co-workers, Cristi identifies the owners of cars parked near the Reel off your movie reviews on TownSquare at suspects’ houses. ›› He lingers at street corners




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Take home the riotous CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and pack the couch: Here’s a comedy that truly delivers fun for the whole family. Edgily adapting the 1978 kids’ bestseller to the world of computer animation, Meatballs drops us in tiny Swallowfalls, U.S.A., a sardine-packing town that’s seen better days. Flint Lockwood’s invention is about to change all that, and when he finally works the bugs out of his water-to-food converter, he’ll become star and savior to the island. But with fame comes struggle: political, as he runs afoul of the Swallowfalls mayor; amorous, when he falls for the weathergirl of his dreams; and mechanical, as his airborne gadget starts to act funny. The film is PG “for brief mild language”; it has an irreverent tone that features its own version of the Coppertone kid, still flashing that butt as he coasts dissolutely into adulthood, plus mismatched father figure Tim (James Caan), a G. Gordon Liddy ringer who tries desperately, if monosyllabically, to interest Flint in the family bait and tackle store. That’s fun for the grownups and there’s plenty more, but to really see how crazy-ape your kids can go over the ridiculous premise of falling food, well, you’ve just gotta watch with them.—Richard Gould


Friday January 15-Thursday January 21

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

● Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (1:28) Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back, competing with an all-girl chipmunk band and living la vida rodent in general. ● Avatar James Cameron’s first movie since Titanic employs cutting-edge special effects to tell the story of a disabled vet reborn on a distant planet as an aboriginal warrior. ● 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. ● The Book of Eli (1:58) A lone warrior wanders postapocalyptic America in search of hope and humanity, felling any hopeless inhumane enemies in his path; Denzel Washington stars. ● Broken Embraces (2:08) Pedro Almodovar character study of a man who loses his sight and the love of his life in the same accident and creates a sardonic new identity for himself; Penselope Cruz is around, of course. ● Crazy Heart (1:51) Jeff Bridges as a dilapidated country music star who glimpses salvation in the person of Maggie Gyllenhaal. ● Daybreakers (1:38) The blood flows like wine when plague transforms the human race into, yep, vampires! ● 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? ● The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2:02) Terry Gilliam directs the fantastical tale of a traveling circus where the audience is transported into an alternate universe of unlimited imagination; Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp star. ● Invictus (2:12) True tale of Nelson Mandela’s attempts to bring his country out of the shadow of apartheid with a helping hand from South Africa’s rugby team; Clint Eastwood directs Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. ● It’s Complicated (1:54) Meryl Streep as a happily divorced mother of three who enters into an affair with ex-hubby Alec Baldwin; dashing Steve Martin complicates matters. ● Leap Year (1:37) Amy Adams chases hapless boyfriend Matthew Goode to Dublin where, by tradition, a man must accept when a woman proposes marriage on February 29. ● The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (1:42) A Memphis belle of the 1920s hires a handsome young escort and finds herself falling in love with him; screenplay by the late Tennessee Williams. ● The Lovely Bones (2:19) The Alice Sebold bestseller hits the big screen with Saorise Ronan as a murdered phantom watching over killer and bereaved family alike; Peter Jackson directs. ● Me and Orson Welles (1:54) A wannabe actor grows up fast when he lands a role in Orson Welles’ landmark 1937 Broadway production of Julius Caesar and falls under the wunderkind’s larger-than-life spell. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (4:05) Bizet’s sexy saga of a saucy, spirited señorita is presented live from New York in glorious bigscreen high definition. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (4:50) Catch Strauss’s comic tale of

Jacques Tati gets in the holiday spirit in ‘M. Hulot’s Holiday,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

lust and subterfuge Viennese style in all its high-def big-screen glory. ● M. Hulot’s Holiday (1:28) Jacques Tati’s classic comedy about the mishaps and mayhem a vacationing bachelor visits upon a sleepy seaside resort. ● Nine (1:50) Rob Marshall brings the Broadway musical version of Fellini’s 8 ½ to the screen with Daniel Day-Lewis as a filmmaker overwhelmed by the women in his life (Penelope Cruz, Marion Cottilard, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson and Fergie). ● The Princess and the Frog (1:35) Disney’s first hand-drawn cartoon in half a decade transports the Grimm fairy tale to New Orleans’ rollicking French Quarter of the 1920s. ● 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 Brothers’ latest comedy. ● Sherlock Holmes (2:14) The super-sleuth is back in the form of a karate-chopping, lascivious Robert Downey Jr.; Jude Law is Dr. Watson. ● A Single Man (1:39) A day in the life of a gay man dealing with the death of his partner and, oh yeah, the Cuban Missile Crisis. ● The Spy Next Door (1:32) Retired CIA agent Jackie Chan takes on one last mission: protecting his fiancee’s three rambunctious kids from clueless terrorists. ● Up in the Air (1:49) Jason Reitman’s quirky comedy stars George Clooney as a corporate hatchet man who finds true love with a fellow frequent flyer. ● The Young Victoria (1:44) Emily Blunt as the 19th-century monarch in the early years of her reign. ● Youth in Revolt (1:30) A plaintive high school senior (Michael Cera) does his damnedest to lose his cursed virginity in the wake of his parents’ breakup. ✹

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›› MOViE TiMES A Serious Man (R) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 9:20 Sat-Mon 1:30, 9:20 Tue-Thu 9:20 A Single Man (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:35 Mon-Thu 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (G) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 12:20, 1:45, 2:35, 3:55, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 An Education (PG-13) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri-Mon 4, 7 Tue-Thu 7 Avatar (PG-13) ★★★ Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:30, 3:10, 7, 10:35 Thu 11:30, 3:10, 7 Century Northgate 15: 1, 4:35, 6:15, 8:10, 9:40; 3D showtimes 11:50, 3:20, 7, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 3:20, 6:50, 10:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 3:15, 6:30, 9:40 Sat 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:40 SunMon 12, 3:15, 6:30 Tue-Thu 3:15, 6:30 The Blind Side (PG-13) ★★ Century Northgate 15: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 ❋ The Book of Eli (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:10 Sat-Mon 1, 4, 7:15, 10:10 Tue-Thu 6:50, 9:35 Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 10:50, 12:10, 1:40, 3, 4:30, 5:50, 7:25, 8:45, 10:15 Mon-Thu 10:50, 12:10, 1:40, 3, 4:30, 5:50, 7:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 Broken Embraces (R) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Sat-Mon 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Tue-Thu 6:30, 9:10 Crazy Heart (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 11:05, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:20 MonThu 11:05, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35 Daybreakers (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 2:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (PG-13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:30

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Invictus (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 3:50, 9:30 It’s Complicated (R) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:30 Sat-Mon 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Tue-Thu 6:45, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 10:40, 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05 Mon-Thu 10:40, 1:30, 4:20, 7:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:35, 2:20, 5, 7:50, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 Sun 2, 4:40, 7:15 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7:15 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:45 Sun-Mon 1:15, 4, 7 Tue-Thu 4, 7 Leap Year (PG) 1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Mon 4:15, 8:45 Tue-Thu 8:45 ❋ The Lovely Bones (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 1:10, 2:30, 4:10, 5:30, 7:10, 8:30, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:25 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3:20, 6:15, 9:10 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10 Mon 1:20, 4:15, 7:15 Tue-Thu 4:15, 7:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 SunMon 1:15, 4:15, 7:10 TueThu 1:15, 4:15, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:45, 6:40, 9:40 Sat 12:50, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40 Sun-Mon 12:50, 3:45, 6:40 Tue-Thu 3:45, 6:40 ❋ M. Hulot’s Holiday (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 6:45; SatMon 2, 6:45 Me and Orson Welles (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 6:30, 8:50 Sat-Sun 4, 6:30, 8:50 Mon-Tue 4, 6:30 WedThu 1:30, 4 ❋ The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 10am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 10am Lark

Theater: Sat 10am Sun 11:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Wed 6:30 Nine (PG-13) ★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:55, 6:50 The Princess and the Frog (G) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50 Lark Theater: Sat 2 Mon 2 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:15 Sat-Mon 12:45, 3:50, 7, 10:15 Tue-Thu 6:30, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Sun-Thu 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 ❋ The Spy Next Door (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Up in the Air (R) ★★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Mon 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Tue-Thu 7, 9:35 Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 11:25, 2:05, 4:55, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 11:25, 2:05, 4:55, 7:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 2, 4:30, 7:10 Mon-Thu 2:15, 4:50, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2:30, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Sat 12:05, 2:30, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Sun-Mon 12:05, 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 TueThu 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 6:50, 9:20 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 6:50, 9:20 Sun-Mon 1:30, 4:15, 6:50 Tue-Thu 4:15, 6:50 The Young Victoria (PG) ★★★1/2 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 9:50 Sat-Sun 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50 Mon 3, 5:30, 7:55 TueThu 5:30, 7:55 Youth in Revolt (R) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:10, 7:20 9:35 Sat 1:50, 4:10, 7:20, 9:35 Sun 1:50, 4:10, 7:20 Mon-Thu 2:30, 5, 7:40

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Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday grapple with life and hormones in ‘Youth in Revolt.’



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Live music 01/15: Culann’s Hounds Irish acoustic. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 01/15: Ed Earley Band In the Bar. 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 01/15: Joy Riders Band Classic rock. 8:30pm. $5 Travis Marina / Presidio Yacht Club, Building T679 east Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. 01/15: Lisa Kindred and Chris Goddard Rock blues. 7:30-10:30pm. Saylor’s, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 01/16: Lonestar Retrobates Live western swing on the third Sunday of each month. 3pm. Free. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/16: Eugene Huggins Blues and rock. 7-10pm. Saylor’s, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 01/16: House of Floyd Pink Floyd tribute show. 8pm. $22-25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

01/16: Jesse Kincaid and The New Rising Sons with Boudeeka, vocals. 8:30pm. $7. Travis Marina / Presidio Yacht Club, Building T679 east Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. 01/16: Katdelic Featuring members of Parlament, Funkadelic, Monophonics & Broun Fellins 9pm. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/16: Lariats of Fire Country. 9pm. Old Western Saloon, 11201 Highway 1, Point Reyes. 663-1661. 01/16: Rock’n Women MAWS (Marin Abused Womens Services) benefit concert with Kathi

McDonald, Diana Mangano, Cathy Richardson and Linda Imperial. 8-11pm. $40-75. Larkspur Blues & Rock, 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-1133. www. 01/16: SpiritMoves Eclectic improvisation. 7:3010pm. $15. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191.

01/16: Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums With Miss Carmen Getit. 8:30pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 01/17: The Seducers With Joe Goldmark. In the Bar 4pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 01/19: Swing Fever Music of Count Basie and Nat King Cole in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 7-10pm. Free. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 01/20: Robin DuBois Vocals; Jeff Massanari, guitar. 7-10pm. Free. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 01/21: Deborah Winters Vocals; Cedricke Dennis, keyboards. 7-10pm. Free. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

01/21: Jazz Nation with Kenny Washington “Onstage at the Lark” presents jazz vocalist Kenny Washington and his quartet with opening act, the Redwood High School jazz ensemble. 8-10:30pm. $25. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111.

01/22: Jackie Payne and Steve Edmonson Cedricke Dennis Group will open this evening of down home, old school blues. 7pm. $20-25. Showcase Theater, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. www. 01/22: Lauralee Brown and Company Jazz.

Playwright Sharr White’s ‘Sunlight’ streams through the curtains beginning Jan. 21 at Marin Theatre Company. 7:30-10:30pm. Saylor’s, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 01/22: Mike Dowling Bottleneck blues, swing and ragtime guitar. 8pm. $20-25. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St. , Tiburon. (415) 789-0846. 01/22: New West Jazz guitar trio. 8-10pm. $15-20. Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 435-1853.

01/22: Winter Luau with Led Ka’apana and Special Guest Fran Guidry. 8:30pm. $20-25. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 01/23: Jon Korty and Friends Groove rock. 9pm. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. Mondays: Billy D’s Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic Night. Free. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. Mondays: Open Mic with KC Turner.

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Concerts 01/15: The House Jacks A capella group. ‘Til Dawn teen vocal ensemble will open. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 01/16: The Best of Doo-Wop 2 With The Diamonds, Leon Hughes’ Coasters, The Pentagons, The Vibrations, Dodie Stevens and comedy host Pete Barbutti. 8pm. $20-60. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800.

01/17: Throckmorton Chamber Players “All American Program.” Works by Copland, Gershwin and folk songs. Joe Bloom, piano; Patty Farrell, flute; Robert Howard, cello and

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exhibition. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes. 663-1347. 01/22: Falkirk Exhibition Opening Reception Fri. 5:30-7:30 pm. Works by San Rafael artists Patricia Ancona, Kay Russell, and Helen Stanley. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. Through 01/30: ‘For Paint’s Sake’ New paintings by Leslie Allen. Donna Seager Gallery, 851 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4229.

01/22: Peking Acrobats. 8pm. $25-45. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael.

Theater/Auditions 01/15-02/14:‘The Miser’ The Ross Valley Players presents the comedy by Moliere. 8pm. Fri.-Sat; 2pm. Sun; 7:30pm. Thurs. 8-10pm. $15-25. Ross Valley Players’ Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

01/16-17: Auditions for ‘The Boys Next Door’ Ross Valley Players auditions are 1-4pm Sat. and 7-10pm Sun. For audition appointment email Free. Ross Valley Players’ Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

01/20-02/03:‘Wretch Like Me: A Totally Righteous One-Sinner Show’ North Bay writer David Templeton’s comedic solo show. 7:30pm. $15-18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 01/21-02/14:‘Sunlight’ Written by Sharr White. Directed by Jasson Minadakis. Tue. and Thur.-Sat. 8pm; Wed. 7:30pm; Sun. 7pm. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.

1/16-1/30: Margie Belrose in her ‘TID BITS’

01/15: Wild Bill Bailout Veteran satirical songster Dave Lippman. 7:30pm. $10-15. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station.





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Through 02/02: ‘Intimate Spaces Third Movement’ Works by “Small Works� juried exhibit winners Gerald Kotler, Katherine Lewis and Brenda Cariati. 11am-6pm. Free. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 747-8696.

Through 02/07: ‘Exploring Contemporary Printmaking’ Juried exhibition with Karin Breuer from FAMSF. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137.

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01/20: Marin Scuba Club Join divers of all skill levels and other ocean lovers for a discussion about Baja with John Lewis and California Diving with Ric Miller. 7-9pm. $3. The Flat Iron, 724 B St., San Rafael. 717-3224.

01/20: Reconnecting with Our Veterans Bill McMillan, director of the Welcome Home Project and the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices of Vet,â&#x20AC;? will share background information and scenes from the film. 7-8:30pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3321.

01/21: Wine Regions of Argentina and Chile Rea Franjetic, owner of Cosmopolitan Adventure tours, will discuss wine country regions of Argentina and Chile. 7-8pm. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-5005.

about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Conversations with Ed: Waiting for Forgetfulness,â&#x20AC;? which aims to create a positive cultural space for people with dementia or Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and their caregivers. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/16: Larry Gonick The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cartoon History of the Modern World, Part II.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/17: JoAnn Ainsworth Local author talks about her historical novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of the Dark.â&#x20AC;? 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/17: Lou Berney Local author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gutshot Straight.â&#x20AC;? 3pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/17: Ed Addeo Local author talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Midnight Special: A Novel About Leadbelly.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/17: Kurt Beyer Local Author talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/17: Travelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tales Jeff Greenwald, Millicent Susens, Carol Beddo & Ken Matesow talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World, 2009.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. 01/18: Randal Keynes The author talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creation: Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/19: John Lescroart Author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treasure Hunt.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/20: Love the One Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re With Leadership consultants Milo and Thuy Sindell share strategies on how to feel more engaged with our current jobs rather than trying to find the perfect new position. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

01/21: Maria Mazzioti Gillan Poetry Reading The poet will read from her most recent book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All That Lies Between Us,â&#x20AC;? winner of the American Book Award in 2008. 7:30-9pm. Donations accepted. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. 485-3326. www.

01/21: Robert McChesney and John Nichols The authors discussâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The Death and Life of American Journalismâ&#x20AC;?. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/22: Deborah Burnes The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look Great, Live Green.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

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Tatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrated comedy on 35mm restoration. $5.50-10. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. 01/16-17: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CARMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bizetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama broadcast Live from the Metropolotan Opera House. Richard Eyre, director. 10am-2pm. $31. Lark Theater,

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01/15: What Really Happened in Copenhagen? Firsthand account from UN Climate

Peggy Rock. 7-9pm. Free. Greenwood School, 17 Buena Vista Ave., Mill Valley. 388-0495. www. 01/23: Chinyakare Ensemble Music and dance from Zimbabwe as part of the World on Stage series. 11am $7-$14. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road , Fort Baker, Sausalito. 339-3900.

Delegate Jon Elam. 7-10pm. Free. Marin Youth Center, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 457-7656 .

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01/16: Hospice by the Bay Used Book Sale 50 percent off all used books. 9am-5pm.

01/20: Fun Run in Kentfield Team In Training

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Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/16: January Book Sale Many books at low prices. 9am-4:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. friends.html 01/16: Library Book Sale Big selection, small prices. 9am-4:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley.

01/18: 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at this community wide service day event. Build a community garden. Food, games and prizes. 9am-2pm. Free. Manzanita Recreation Center, 630 Drake Ave., Marin City. 454-4554 x285.

01/19: Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting An overview of this ancient practice now enjoying a revival. Learn how to divert, capture and store rainwater for nonpotable uses such as landscape irrigation and wildlife management. 9am-5pm. $50, includes lunch. College of Marin Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 945-1520.

1/21: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Workshop exploring the state of our planet and our future on it. 7-9:30pm. Donation. Environmental Classroom, Marin Recycling, 535 Jacoby St., San Rafael. 458-5539. Tuesdays: Mothers Support Group For mothers of babies 4+ months old 11am-12:30pm. The Parents Center, 514 Fourth St., San Rafael. 456-5533.

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01/20: Cascade Canyon Open Space Kids Exploration By now the creek and waterfall should be rushing. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn about amphibians, mushrooms, insects, and whatever else we happen to meet. Meet at the MCOSD gate at the end of Cascade Drive in Fairfax. Parking is extremely limited, please carpool. 10am-2pm. Cascade Canyon Preserve, Cascade Dr., Fairfax. 499-3647. www.

Support Groups Fridays: Caregiver Support Group An ongoing support group provided by Senior Access for families and friends taking care of older adults with memory loss, dementia, or chronic illness. 11am-12:30pm. Free. Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael. 491-2500 ext 13.

Thursdays: Mindfulness in Healing Wellbeing Support Group Sharing experiences of well being inspire us to take charge of our own healing. Be well! Every Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Free - donations accepted Pine Street Clinic, 124 Pine St., San Anselmo. 461-6476.

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01/16: Marin First Time Home Buyer Seminar Essential steps to buying a home in Marin.

01/22: Early Childhood Speaker Series â&#x20AC;&#x153;The importance of play; How play lays the foundation for well rounded emotional, mental and physical development.â&#x20AC;? Presented by early childhood educator, Cynthia Aldinger and Greenwood early childhood faculty, Marcy Summers and

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122703 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as S. B. ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING CONSULTANTS, 177 D STREET, #9, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MICHELLE LYNN ANTOINE, 177 D STREET, #9, 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 December 16, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122638 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DEVON DOWD DESIGNS, 550 MAGNOLIA AVENUE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: DEVON RUTHERFORD, 550 MAGNOLIA AVENUE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 December 8, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010)) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122709 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OPTIONS FOR SUCCESS, 97 JOSEPH COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DAVID E. OSTERLOH, 97 JOSEPH COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 December 17, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122710 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KING FOR AN HOUR MASSAGE, 1514 FIFTH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SHAO FU LI, 330 SHIPWATCH LANE, HERCULES, CA 94547. 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 December 17, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122705 The following individual(s) is (are) doing busi-

ness as A HIGHER POSSIBILITY, 16 NEAME AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MALI A. APPLE, 16 NEAME AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; JOE S. DUNN, 16 NEAME AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by co-partners. 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 December 16, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122614 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MCATEER CONSULTING, 100 SOUTH STREET, #102, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DAVID E. MCATEER, 100 SOUTH STREET, #102, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 4, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122730 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RPE MANUFACTURING, 21481 EIGHTH STREET EAST, UNIT 6-A, SONOMA, CA 95476: SYNTHETIC TUBULAR SOCKS, INC., 655 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, SUITE 310, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 21, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122720 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GUNNING’S HOBBYS, 224 GREENFIELD AVENUE, SUITE 2, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: BRASS & SCALE, INC., 224 GREENFIELD AVENUE, SUITE 2, 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on December 18, 2009. (Publication Dates: December 25, 2009; January 1, 8, 15, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122612 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NORTH BAY SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, 301 NORTH AVENUE, #302, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CRAZY DOG, LLC, 301 NORTH AVENUE, #302, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet


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STARSTREAM Week of January 15-21, 2010

by Ly n d a R ay ARIES (March 20 - April 19) It is a week of planetary movement. Planets are changing signs as well as directions, resulting in new influences on your chart. On Friday, Mercury starts moving forward again, clearing up some questions regarding your career. On Sunday, expansive Jupiter enters your house of psychic energy and sensitivity. Tuesday, the creative Sun enters the excitable sign of Aquarius, providing amazing ideas on how to get the future you really want. Ready. Set. Go. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Both your ruler (hedonistic Venus) and the dramatic Sun leave the conventional sign of Capricorn to enter the rebellious sign of Aquarius. Playing by the rules will be less appealing for the next few weeks, and indulging in shocking behavior could take place. Meanwhile, Mars continues to wave a red flag in your face, stirring up even more defiance. Well, so much for your list of New Year’s resolutions... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) The good news: Your ruler (Mercury) moves forward again this week, freeing your mind from confusing and compulsive thoughts. The bad news: Saturn is moving retrograde in your house of self-expression, possibly causing a setback in your creative efforts until you learn how to see things from a new perspective. Fortunately, the playful Sun and lovable Venus begin urging you not to take it all so seriously and just have fun. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Although dealing with the karmic big boys, Saturn and Pluto, is a long-term project, other celestial bodies move forward this week and leave you alone. You can come out of your shell and see that much of the world is a friendly place—especially after Sunday, when generous Jupiter moves into the empathetic sign of Pisces, which also happens to be your solar travel house. You are now free to roam about the planet. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Having your ruler (the Sun) in the traditional sign of Capricorn during late December and early January works out well for the holiday season. But now you are ready to leave sentiment behind and embrace the future. There is likely to be a positive change in your financial situation in 2010. After two years of limitations, progress is knocking. Open the door. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Two important planetary events influence your chart this week. Your ruler (clever Mercury) moves forward again in your house of selfexpression, breaking any creative blocks, immediately followed by expansive Jupiter entering your relationship house. If involved, your sweetie brings loads of encouragement to you. Want to fall in love? Jupiter will bring tons of candidates. Want to break free of a bad union? Jupiter will provide a ticket out. Whatever your scene, you’re covered. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Forgot how to be any fun? The planets lighten up and remind you of just how friendly you really are. Co-workers are ready to help out instead of leaving you with all the work. Those of you determined to increase your fitness level this year should be careful NOT to overdo it. If your muscles haven’t done much more lately than press the buttons on your remote, take it slow. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Certain misunderstandings get straightened out this week, but some of your ideas are still being strongly resisted. This is when your innate tenacity comes in handy. By Monday, you start feeling lucky. You notice a surge in romantic opportunities and better fortune in games of chance. Now if only your career would start heading in the right direction, life would be so satisfying. It’s always something... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Your strong opinions about the state of the planet could be on target, but could annoy others who believe in taking action. After a year of having your ruler (Jupiter) in the detached sign of Aquarius, you begin to understand why empathy could be a better tool than philosophy in healing the earth. Jupiter in Pisces may not turn you into a total bleeding heart, but it certainly will help. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Birthday on the 14th? This year signifies a new beginning that opens up significant doors. As for everyone else: Lovable Venus remains in your sign until Monday—so, make the weekend count, especially if you’re looking for love, money or some combination thereof. Meantime, your ruler (Saturn) is now moving retrograde in your career house. Put your ambitions on hold while you figure out what path is truly right for you. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) You continue to be quite dreamy this weekend and less realistic than usual. But wishing for something will not necessarily make it come true. For instance, any travel plans for early 2010 must be business-related or they probably won’t get off the ground. Cheer up. Your birthday celebration begins on Tuesday right after expansive Jupiter enters your money house. Not only will you be confident and popular, you will find your financial picture getting brighter. Finally. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Drum roll please. Lucky Jupiter moves into your sign this weekend. This bodes well for serendipity and also makes for a nice increase in your optimism. Nothing is sadder than a Pisces in the throes of self-pity, except possibly a Pisces who must drive a bus or do accounting instead of directing a film or writing a song. In any case, your ship has arrived. Start unloading your cargo and setting up your studio. ✹ E-mail Lynda Ray at or check out her Web site at 34 PACIFIC SUN JANUARY 15 – JANUARY 21, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 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 December 4, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122711 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MONTECITO TRAVEL CENTER, 1304 LAS RAPOSAS ROAD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: HOOSHANG MOSTOUFI, 1304 LAS RAPOSAS ROAD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 30, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 17, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2009122781 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HELIOGIRAFFE, 227 SANTA MARGARITA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; LACY T. TAYLOR CONSULTING, 227 SANTA MARGARITA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LACY T. TAYLOR, 227 SANTA MARGARITA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. These businesses are being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 29, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 29, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122717 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LAUREL BURCH ARTWORKS, 300 POPLAR STREET, #9, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; ROGUE RIVER TRADING COMPANY, 300 POPLAR STREET, #9, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JUAQUIM BURCH, 300 POPLAR STREET, #9, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 10, 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on Deceber 18, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122835 The following individual is doing business as NATHAN BALLARD COMMUNICATIONS, 938 GREENHILL ROAD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: NATHAN BALLARD, 938 GREENHILL ROAD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began 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 January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122839 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROMAN GELATO, 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 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 January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122843 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ARUN THAI RESTAURANT, 385 BEL MARIN KEYS BOULEVARD, NOVATO, CA 94949: ARUN OUNEKLAP, 1506 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94703; MANISARA CHOKMOWH, 1506 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94703. 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122757 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CK ELECTRIC, 530 ALAMEDA DEL PRADO, SUITE 123, NOVATO, CA 94949: STEPHEN J. KAVANAGH, 54 MANZANITA AVENUE, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 31, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 24, 2009. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122840 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DHS TRUCKING, 35 PARK CIRCLE, MARIN CITY, CA 94965: DUANE H. SMITH, 35 PARK CIRCLE, MARIN CITY, 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 January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122857 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JPJL, 59 SUNRISE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JILL VALENTI, 59 SUNRISE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; PAUL VALENTI, 59 SUNRISE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 5, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122873 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INTERNATIONAL EXPORT CO., 14 AZALEA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: KENNETH L. MACKEY, 14 AZALEA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 January 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122844 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as APPLIANCE TECHS OF MARIN, 2015 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MICHAEL A. DURAN, 2015 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; NANCY WILLIAMS DURAN, 2015 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a husband and wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein January 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304142 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): MILL VALLEY HOTEL, 160 SHORELINE HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. FILED IN MARIN COUNTY ON: April 5, 2007. UNDER FILE NO. 113091. REGISTRANTâ ™S NAME(S): Mill Valley Hotel, LLC, 125 EAST SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SUITE #200, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Pacific Sun: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122826 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LARKSPUR HOTEL - MILL VALLEY, 160 SHORELINE HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MILL VALLEY HOTEL, LLC, 125 EAST SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD, SUITE #200, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 6, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 122914 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GREENHOME5, 19 BERNARD STREET, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: KENNETH I. BROOKS, 19 BERNARD STREET, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 January 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 096461. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JO ANN JAGIELO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JO ANN JAGIELO to JOSEPHINE ANN JAGIELO. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to

the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: April 12, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. J, Room J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: December 28, 2009 /s/ VERNA A. ADAMS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010) SUMMONS - FAMILY LAW (Citacion Judicial-Derecho de Familia) Case Number (Numero del Caso): FL 09-2260. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso al Demandado): MARCELO RAHMEIER: You are being sued. A usted le estan demandando. PETITIONER’S NAME IS (El nombre del demandante es): CANDEE BRIGGS. You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, at the California Legal Services Web site (www., or by contacting your local county bar association. (Tiene 30 dð©as corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacié n y Peticié n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 é FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefé nica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar é rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutencié n, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacié n, pida al secretario un formulario de exencié n de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pé ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacié n para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte., en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.) NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las é rdenes de restriccié n que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cé nyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticié n, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras é rdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas é rdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutencié n, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticié n de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccié n de la corte son): YOLO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, YOLO SUPERIOR COURT, 725 COURT STREET, ROOM 103, WOODLAND, CA 95695. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitionerâ ™s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccié n y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): CANDEE BRIGGS, 24909 COUNTY ROAD #29, WINTERS, CA 95694; (530) 795-1695. Date (Fecha): December 8, 2009. Deputy (Asistente): James B. Perry by C. LAU. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza) as an individual (a usted como individuo.). (Pacific Sun: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2010)


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Enjoy Physical Exercise and the Great Outdoors? Halleck Creek 4H Riding Club Discover the fun and satisfaction of helping a disabled child or adult experience life without barriers through the freedom and mobility of riding a horse. At Halleck Creek our team of gentle horses and wonderful volunteers works together to improve the mental, physical and emotional health of people with disabilities. Through weekly therapeutic riding sessions our riders learn to imagine a future, and enjoy the present, in a way they never thought possible. We have a complete training program to help acquaint you with the special skills needed to volunteer. Come join our special “family” at the Halleck Creek Ranch; you may leave with a broader smile than the riders!

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Teen Mentor for Teen Recreation Integration Program Lifehouse The Teen Recreation Integration Program (TRIP) is a unique recreation program for young people with developmental disabilities, ages 13-22, which allows them to participate in social and recreational activities that are similar to those of typically developing teens and young people who go out in the community and engage in activities with their friends. Social and recreational activities include such outings as movies, mini-golf, shopping and restaurants. Participants’ interests drive the activity choices and may occur in the evenings and on weekends..

Contact Angela Abbey, Volunteer Coordinator, 415/472-2373 x320

The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership 555 Northgate Drive San Rafael, CA 94903 415/479-5710 FAX 415/479-9722 Connect to more volunteer opportunities by visiting Hundreds of nonprofit organizations work hard to make our community a healthier, happier place. But they can’t do it without you. They need willing volunteers and donations of money or usable goods to fuel their efforts. The Pacific Sun publicizes volunteer opportunities and the “wish lists” of worthy North Bay organizations on an ongoing basis, working with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin. We hope our readers will scan the list regularly and find a match between their personal interests and the very real need that’s out there.

by Amy Alko n


Are we fighting human nature in trying to be monogamous? I’m dating a guy I dated five years ago. Back then, he was sexually inexperienced. Now that he’s been around the block, he wants us to have a sexually open relationship. I’m very open-minded and have no problem with people in these relationships but know they’re not for me. Civil conversation on the issue is impossible because he gets so defensive and riled up. He accuses me of looking down on him and finding him “disgusting,” which I don’t. He almost has me convinced that the only successful relationships are the open ones, and that I’m one of a minority of people who want monogamy.—Turned Around

Yes, the suburbs are just A: teeming with wives calling to their husbands as they’re going

Gideon, the guy the hotel room editions are named for, had lots of wives and a concubine.

out the door for work, “Honey, want me to TiVo your dinosaurs thing in case your sex date runs long?” Actually, it seems clear that vast numbers of people are having sex with somebody other than their partner or spouse. They just do it behind that person’s back, as did the then-married Newt Gingrich, probing Clinton about lying about l’affaire Lewinsky—when Gingrich wasn’t too busy probing his naked congressional aide. Other married cheaters will roll out of a motel room bed, then snarl about how horrible and disgusting it is for other consenting adults to have sexually open relationships: those where partners honestly confront the fairy-tale notions that one person can meet another person’s every need; that two people can remain together “till death do us part,” and not get to the point where keeping the spark alive is a job for a Panty Bomber-load of PETN explosive. The Bible is no help to those who claim that the multiple partnered are immoral and wrong. Gideon, the guy the hotel room editions are named for, had lots of wives and a concubine. King Solomon had hundreds of both. In Biblical Literacy, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin writes that “Biblical law permits a man to have more than one wife,” but he adds that “biblical narrative... depicts multiple marriages as almost always leading to multiple miseries.” Even Nena O’Neill, co-author of the ’70s bombshell Open Marriage, came around to that point of view. She subsequently wrote in The Marriage Premise that couples may agree to sexual nonexclusivity, but often experience jealousy, insecurity, resentment, anger and feelings of abandonment—“sometimes as strongly as they do when a clandestine affair is discovered.” But, he’s determined to have his cake and a bunch of other people’s cake, too, so he’s trying to bully and head-game you into believing you’re small-minded and boring. He’s got you so sidetracked defending yourself against bogus charges (looking down on him, finding him “disgusting”) that you’re on your way to glancing up from your relationship and finding that you’re no longer part of a couple but a face in the crowd. Ditch this guy and find one who’s open to discussing your needs— beyond how you’ll need to let him keep the key to your heart in a cabinet he bought off somebody running a valet parking concession.


I’d appreciate if you’d introduce me to a lady between 35 and 65 for friendship and more. I’m 48, 6 feet tall, 220 pounds. I’m an artist, writer and musician. I’m currently in prison, but I’m not guilty, so I expect to get out of here soon.—Jailhouse Rocker I guess you’re asking me to post a personals ad for you: “Enjoyed long walks A: on the beach; now enjoying short walks between electrified fences.” Sure, the incarcerated man has his merits: There’s no wondering where he is at night or worrying he’ll run off with another woman (at least not for another 10 to 20). Of course, a woman who goes for a man behind bars almost always has something seriously wrong with her. Luckily, like almost all the prisoners who write me, you’re innocent. Put your time into attracting a lawyer, and maybe you can invite a lady to your house instead of your House of Corrections. You’ll get a better class of woman when you can say you’re a 48-year-old artist/writer/musician rooming with another guy because you need to pick up extra cash, not because he got caught leaving three bodies in a ditch. ✹ (c), Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? E-mail or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Section 2 of the January 15, 2010 edition of the Pacific Sun

Pacific Sun 01.15.2010 - Section 2  

Section 2 of the January 15, 2010 edition of the Pacific Sun