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members of the tropical fruit family coalition picket at the marin farmers markets. “Local Shmocal! It has come to the attention of the Tropical Fruit Family Coalition (TFFC) that fruits and vegetables grown outside of California are not allowed to be sold at the Marin Farmers Markets. We feel that this is discriminatory. Your motto “fresh and localâ€? leaves us out. We demand an explanation!â€? -The Tropical Fruit Family Coalition Hi. My name is Tommy Tomato and I represent the Marin Farmers Markets. In response to recent demonstrations by the Tropical Fruit Family Coalition, I feel the need to clarify that we local fruits and vegetables hold no prejudices against tropical fruits. It’s just that we’re committed to following the rules for California CertiďŹ ed Farmers Markets. If it’s not grown by a CertiďŹ ed Producer in California, it can’t be sold at the Marin Farmers Markets. It’s not personal. Even the most die-hard locavore probably enjoys an occasional banana. The most important thing to me is that people think about where their food is coming from and make an eort to purchase locally-grown food ďŹ rst. The Marin Farmers Markets are proud to celebrate four years of being voted Marin’s Best for Organic Produce. Thank you for your vote and your ongoing support!

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decides which activity and how long to do it. A camper can do whatever for long as he or she likes. “It’s structure,” Steve says, “just a different structure.” “We want to make sure we’re doing what the kids want,” Kate says. “We conform to them, not the other way around.” Food at the camp is heavy on the organic, fresh and locally grown, and is served family-style with the cafe open all day. Again, kids choose. Parents can choose, too—when and how often to bring their children—from one day to an entire summer. Unused days are automatically refunded. And somehow it just all works. ----------------------------Steve & Kate’s Camp

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The Cheshire Cat Awards THERE’S PLENTY OF cute critters and one precocious kid in Lewis Carroll’s famous Alice books—plus one disturbing sequence when a baby is thrown against a wall and turns into a squealing pig—so we think there’s plenty of reason Wonderland residents would appreciate our roster of Best of Marin winners. Whether in need of a great pet store and groomer for the Cheshire Cat or the perfect art and party supplies for Alice, Marin’s the place! BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING Over 50 years of providing families with education and resources has made Heller’s for Children your one-stop shop for kids’ stuff—especially apparel. But while you’re outfitting your little darlings from head to tiny toes, you may notice lots of other high-quality infant- and toddler-gear you simply can’t afford to pass up. Competitively priced car seats, strollers, tot-sized 70 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 26 – APRIL 1, 2010

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BEST DAY SUMMER CAMP Steve and Kate Susskind must know what they’re doing—they’ve been running Steve & Kate’s Camp for 30 years in Marin—although it all sounds as chaotic as a Wonderland tea party. Their philosophy: Let kids decide. Happy campers, age 4 to 12, are given a choice of activities that include things such as high-def filmmaking, electric car racing, sewing, knitting, sculpture, bungee jumping, soccer, etc.—and the kid

Staff pick BEST KID-SIZED BEACH WITH A PORTAL TO MARIN’S PAST Weary Marin moms—exhausted from a day of hot yoga and shopping for cool shoes at Neiman Marcus (just kiddin’)—need a little R ’n’ R once in a while, but who wants a day at the beach to be fraught with worry that junior will be swept away by a rogue wave or munched by a hungry shark? 72 >

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< 70 Best of Marin 2010 That makes China Camp State Park all the more inviting. The waves on San Pablo Bay are minuscule, gently lapping the pebbled shore and providing aural ambience and a flat surface for an afternoon of leisurely rock skipping. Lounge on the warm sand, enjoy a quiet picnic or explore the shallow tide pools. Forget your cares, and if the young ones are restless, visit the easily accessible rustic museum to learn about the contributions of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who once populated the vibrant fishing community on this magical bay. And don’t forget to say hello to Frank Quan, the village’s last resident. ----------------------------China Camp

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In the heart of West Marin, Walker Creek Ranch hosts Camp Soulajule every summer for 8- to 12-year-olds and a special leadership program for 13- to 15-year-olds. The camp has an emphasis on environmental education, all incorporated in traditional camp activities like swimming, hiking, kayaking and crafts, as well as 76 >

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Larkspur, San Rafael & Mill Valley. Programs for entering kindergarten and 1st graders and a program for 2nd to 6th graders. Group games, arts & crafts, sports, science, cooking, water days, karaoke, BBQs, scavenger hunts, bike trips, Legos, photography, Fun Factor, bounce castles, rock walls, face painting and much more. Campers may participate in weekly ďŹ eld trips to places like The Exploratorium, Scandia, Q-Zar and more! Register for any number of days, weeks or for the whole summer at a major discount! Space is limited.

U BELVEDERE TENNIS CAMPU U U U U U BELVEDERE 415/435-4792 Tennis, swimming, outdoor games, arts & crafts, ďŹ eld trips to Giants, Scandia, Sea Trek and more! Ages 4.5-6, 7-9. U MARIN SHAKESPEARE CO.U U U U U U SAN RAFAEL 415/499-4487 We make Shakespeare fun! Shakespeare camps in San Rafael, Ross and Novato for youth ages 5-18, including the popular tennis/drama camp. Each session culminates in a performance. U CAMP SOULAJULEU U U U U U U U U U U MARIN 415/491-6602

www.WalkerCreekRanch Welcome to Camp Soulajule, a four or ďŹ ve day residential summer camp for campers ages 8-12, at Walker Creek Ranch, the home of the Marin County Outdoor School, which is operated by the Marin County OfďŹ ce of Education. Activities include canoeing, swimming, hiking, creek walks, a ďŹ eld trip to the beach, ceramics, arts and crafts. Evening programs include a campďŹ re, skit, a barn boogie, and night walks.

U GREENPLAY SUSTAINABLE SUMMER CAMP MARIN 415/264-2828 GreenPlay offers afterschool and summer camp programs focusing on sustainability, nature awareness and restoration projects for children 6-11 in Marin County. A GreenPlay Sustainable Summer Camp day includes hiking, natural history instruction, games and fun team-building activities, nature art, dramatic performances of local customs and events, storytelling, and time just to use our imaginations and play in the woods! Kids get to pitch in on conservation and restoration projects led by rangers from local agencies. U NINJA CAMPU U U U U U U U U U U U U U MARIN 415/927-0899 Freestyle Martial Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;3 class credits per day! Padded Swords, Nunchukas & Ninja Games, lunch in the park, ice cream/sno-kone days, environmental self-defense program, acts of kindness contest, dynamic obstacle courses, tournament days, Lego play time, jumpy days, pizza and a movie on Friday and more! Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday, 9am-3pm. Ages 6 and up.


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< 72 Best of Marin 2010 volleyball, archery and campďŹ res. The experienced staff works year-round and knows children well, says Leslie Slavin and Nicky Jones. As an added bonus, the site has no cell phone reception, so the children ďŹ nd they have to wean themselves from texting and web surďŹ ng and instead discover the pleasures of â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting their feet wet in the creek and looking for turtles.â&#x20AC;? ----------------------------Walker Creek Ranch

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BEST PET STORE Jean Cocteau once called pets the â&#x20AC;&#x153;invisible soulâ&#x20AC;? of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and Best of Marin winner Pet Club seems to understand this better than anyone. Whether Fido needs a new rubbery toy or SnowďŹ&#x201A;ake wants a cat scratch, Pet Club has all the sleeping accessories, high-quality foods, bouncy balls or furniture for your fuzzy friends (and scaly friends!) any proud Marin pet pamperer worth their weight in kibble could ask for. -----------------------------Pet Club

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BEST LIGHTING SHOP Whether your entertaining dinner guests, trying to achieve just the right mood for your spoken-word performance, or just want soft illumination when relaxing at home—the proper lighting means everything. Fortunately, Lights of Rafael has been illuminating the good life in Marin since 1966. Housing a stock that shines with a multitude of styles and modalities, from the utilitarian to the decorative and every variant of incandescence in-between, Lights of Rafael’s 4,000-square-foot showroom is aglow with lamps, sconces, chandeliers and lanterns, as well as ceiling fans, mirrors, artwork and home accents for every room in your abode or office, whether outdoors or inside. Lighting consultants and designers are also on hand to help lift you out of the darkness of your boring old fixtures and step into the splendor of your well-lit environs. ----------------------------Lights of Rafael

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The Mad Hatter Awards THE CRAZY TEA PARTY at the March Hare’s house is nothing compared to the wild times to be had at some of our Best of Marin entertainment establishments. Whether it’s your unbirthday or not, we’ve got places to dance, buy instruments, see live performances or throw an unforgettable wedding that would blow the Mad Hatter’s top off. BEST ART GALLERY A truly great art gallery not only inspires but connects people within its community. At the Donna Seager Gallery, its namesake proprietor also hopes that viewers find something different to experience every time they venture inside. And indeed, the gallery’s diversity and quality of Bay Area artwork is impressive. When searching for art to display—having been in the gallery world for 32 years and with a background in art history—Seager relies on good old-fashioned visceral reaction. “It’s a fist in your gut,” she explains. “I look for well-crafted complexity, richness and a magical quality that stays with you.” The

gallery has recently changed from doing a show a month to a show every six to eight weeks, allowing for “more depth,” says Seager, who’s also added a West Wing gallery store to sell jewelry, books, museum catalogs and object-related art. And she’s excited about currently exhibiting artist, Devorah Jacoby, whose collection, “Friends, Family and Other Misfits” (running through April 15), Seager says, really “speaks to contemporary life.” Seager believes that, “In shifting times, art becomes more necessary to raise the bar in a community. And in Marin, where we’re very lucky to have a wealth of artists, the gallery becomes a hub of like-minded people.”

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films they’re involved in. Another program provides future auteurs with the means to make their first masterpiece. My Place provides about 20 kids with Flip cameras, and the kids then make five-minute movies about their lives. Seeing the films on the big screen can be a life-changing event. Or at least an interesting afternoon. ----------------------------Smith Rafael Film Center

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BEST PLACE FOR A WEDDING How lucky we are in Marin to have so many idyllic locales to inspire a lifelong commitment to l’amour and wedded bliss! Time after time you tell us that Marin Art & Garden Center is your mecca for matrimonial ceremonies, and it’s easy to see why. Eleven lush acres replete with magical gardens, flowing fountains and a romantic gazebo provide the perfect setting to say, “I do”—either indoors or out. Because of this, the MAGC nonprofit volunteers come well-equipped with recommendations for caterers, decorators and nearby lodging for visiting (and suddenly envious) guests.

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO “I’m not the type of traditional photographer who uses velvet drapes in a family portrait,” says Stephanie Mohan, owner of Creative Portraiture. “No family thinks of themselves that way. Instead I try to get a lot of humor and heart into what I’m doing.” Mohan opened her Fairfax 84 >

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‘No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming.

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im Burton’s current re-imagining of Wonderland is only the latest in a long line of cinematic attempts to bring Lewis Carroll’s surreal landscapes and inspired balderdash to the big screen. While the Depp vehicle currently donning the boxoffice top hat is mostly new material—a sequel, in fact, but still featuring the renowned Carroll characters—previous efforts to remake the episodic narrative of the original books have met with varying degrees of success. But at least all of them, in the words of the King of Hearts, “begin at the begin- This 1903 short shows how the original title to Carroll’s book had already been shortened by the tides of popular culture. ning and go on till [they] come to the end: then stop.” O The British Film Institute recently restored an abbreviated 1903 version of the story featuring a 20-something Alice heading down a hole that looks more like a freshly dug grave than anything quarried by Oryctolagus cuniculus. But already the classic scenes and characters—Alice’s growth issues, the Mad Hatter’s tea party and the Cheshire Cat—are being chosen in lieu of walruses, caucus races and gryphons.The narrative pattern of future productions is set! The biggest treat is seeing the advances in jump-cut editing that became special-effects staples up until the age of digitization in the mid-1990s. (Visit YouTube and search for Alice in Wonderland 1903 to see the full 10-minute film.) O The patience-trying 1933 film is perhaps most notable for its level of talent wasted. Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields (as the Mock Turtle,White Knight and Humpty Dumpty, respectively) are all virtually unrecognizable under their fancy-dress-shop costumes; Fields sounds as if he’s reading his lines for the first time beneath his lobe-enhanced AA-extra-large egg head. The slovenly comedian’s scene is rendered even more frustrating by how uncharacteristically sober he sounds. O A made-for-television disaster from 1985 starts bad—thanks to a charmless, demanding imp playing Alice—and then devolves into a series of career-damaging cameos by the likes of such once-respected talent as Sid Caesar, Jayne Meadows, Red Buttons and Donald O’Connor. For truly hideous entertainment, check out Sammy Davis Jr. as a rapping Caterpillar, Sherman Hemsley moonwalking as the Dormouse and, good god, one of the Beatles flapping around in the fins of the Mock Turtle. Guess which one. O Amazingly, the most impressive Alice is also the least watchable. Czech stop-motion filmmaker Jan Svankmajer’s Alice from 1988 captures an intriguing nightmare quality in the little blond girl’s adventure, but its jarring close-ups of Alice’s mouth (?!) in which she voices all the dialogue-attributes from the book (“said the March Hare,”“said the Dormouse”...over and over) are unsettling at best. Perhaps not as unsettling, though, as the rabbit ripping a pocket watch from his intestines, a pyromaniac rat turning up the heat on a human head or the slab of raw beef with a mind of its own. O The Disney cartoon is by far the most recognizable retelling of the story—the image most Americans conjure of the characters, in fact, is far closer to the 1951 movie than the original woodblock illustrations of John Tenniel. The critics hated the film when it first came out, and the British especially lambasted the bowdlerized text. It fared poorly at the box office and would’ve been relegated to the dustbin of history if Disney hadn’t begun showing it on prime-time TV during the ‘70s, where it looked like a Max Fleischer masterpiece next to contemporary fare like Scooby-Doo and The Wacky Races. O Probably the best of the Alice films is the 1966 BBC version, which wisely forgoes the ridiculous costumes and simply lets its actors chew up the scenery as only Michael Redgrave, Alan Bennett, Peter Sellers and John Gielgud could. Filmed in black-and-white with a psychedelic Ravi Shankar soundtrack, its neo-realist style makes it the most engaging of all the entries. And, perhaps for cultural reasons, the Brits seem better in tune with the use of language in Carroll’s books—the differences between sarcasm, irony, word play and dry wit. The American readings play it as all nonsense. This who’s who of British comedic stage actors gets what most films don’t understand—the Wonderland characters are by and large in on the joke.—Jason Walsh W.C. Fields, in one of his less-memorable turns. MARCH 26 – APRIL 1, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 83

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If something made sense for a change... Fortunately, nonsense translates well to all cultures ewis Carroll’s Alice books are a phenomenon in the history of literature, publishing and global cultural influence. When Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865 it became an immediate bestseller, and Through the Looking-Glass, published six years later, even exceeded it in popularity. The two novels haven’t been out of print since, and their characters and situations are as familiar as anything in Shakespeare, the Koran or the Bible. Wonderland’s overwhelming popularity (Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde were among its earliest fans) led to American publication within months, but foreign-language editions were more problematic. Translating Carroll’s puns, alliterations, rhymes and coolsounding made-up words, not to mention his highly specific midVictorian references and allusions, was an almost unprecedented challenge. (Over the years the most sympathetic and imaginative translators, Satyajit Ray and Vladimir Nabokov among them, have concocted new nonsense words using the same root syllables Carroll employed to help replicate the original books’ absurdist flavor.) Nevertheless, popular French and German editions appeared in 1869, followed over the next few years by translations into Swedish, Italian and Danish. The 1879 Russian version, however, was greeted with general contempt—one critic called it “the tiring, boring, confused sick delusions of a little girl”—and the 1910 Japanese translation was burdened with new plot twists and an overarching moral tone that would have annoyed the original author. The book was even banned in Haverhill, New Hampshire, in 1900 for its “expletives, references to masturbation and sexual fantasies, and derogatory characterizations of teachers and of religious ceremonies,” and in Hunan, China, in 1931 for “putting animals and human beings on the same level.” Despite these setbacks, the books have been translated into well over 100 other languages as well (Latin, Irish, Cornish, Korean, Egyptian, Esperanto, Swahili and Hebrew among them) in hundreds of editions with illustrations by the likes of Arthur Rackham and Salvador Dali. Abridged and annotated versions have included Carroll’s own The Nursery “Alice” (1890), “to be read by Children aged from Nought to Five,” with all the puns and ironic subtext deleted; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Retold in Words of One Syllable (1905), an easy reader by one J.C. Gorham; and Martin Gardner’s landmark The Annotated Alice (1960), which comprised the two novels and explanatory text about all of those hidden allusions and parodied Victorian poems. And the books continue to sell—especially the originals. Carroll’s copy of the rare first edition (it was withdrawn when John Tenniel objected to the printer’s shoddy reproductions of his illustrations) sold at auction for $1.54 million in 1998, the highest price ever paid for a 19th-century literary work. (A copy owned by Alice Liddell, Alice’s inspiration, sold last year for $115,000.) The works have inspired operas, ballets, pantomimes, plays (including Joseph Papp’s 1980 bare-stage production with Meryl Streep as Alice, the White Queen and Humpty Dumpty) and comic books (three mangas in the past two years alone). The books’ devotees have included Edmund Wilson, W.H. Auden, Gore Vidal (who pointed out that the Alice books are about children, not for them) and Groucho Marx, who reread them every year and muttered, “The time has come, the walrus said” to Margaret Dumont in Animal Crackers. The Marxes are but one obvious example of Carroll’s influential madness; what would Edward Gorey, James Thurber, Monty Python and Dr. Seuss be without him?—Matthew Stafford

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< 83 Best of Marin studio 10 years ago after earning a degree in photojournalism from San Francisco State and has since developed her own unique and evocative style. “I like to do informal shots in traditional settings,” she says, “primarily family and pet portraits. And I’ll hopefully end up with something funny and serious at the same time.” Pigs, goats and chickens have figured in many of her portraits. “I’m really silly and practically a kid myself. In my studio there are no rules and no fancy clothing, so the sittings are really fun. And the images have a lot of personality.” ----------------------------Stephanie Mohan Creative Portraiture

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BEST PLACE FOR DANCING Owner Garry Graham is very proud that 19 Broadway has live music every night, and has for the last 26 years. A cultural institution in downtown Fairfax, 19 Broadway’s “live and let live” attitude fits right in. Internationally known to reggae musicians, the club also attracts big-name touring acts such as Mose Allison as well as local favorites like Tommy Castro. The variety of great music sets the table for folks to boogie

down and shake a leg. A family business, 19 Broadway is run by people who love music. Open until 1:30am nightly, come on in and dance to rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, blues and roots music in the charmingly funky atmosphere of 19 Broadway. ----------------------------19 Broadway

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Staff pick BEST PLACE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER POET You don’t need to know the difference between a limerick and iambic pentameter to appreciate the beauty of the distilled emotion harbored within a well-crafted verse. Want to get in touch with your inner poet? Just dive in. The Marin Poetry Center is the perfect place to start your immersion program. This cul-de-sac of culture, nestled in the Victorian elegance of the Falkirk mansion, routinely plays host to some of the Bay Area’s most gifted wordsmiths, panel discussions and writing workshops. You can even rub elbows with Marin poet laureate Albert Flynn DeSilver, who reigns from a chair, literally, constructed from actual poetry books. You think a guy who sits on a chair made of poetry books

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BEST RECORD/CD STORE “We specialize in obsolete media,” says Gary Scheuenstuhl, owner and manager of Mill Valley Music. In an era of digitally computerized downloadable music with all the ambient personality of a microwave oven, this is the place to lay your hands on some warm, lush LPs as well as 45s, cassette tapes, reel to reels, even eight-tracks. The shop offers two floors of rock, jazz, blues and soul, folk, country, classical and show tunes, comedy albums, sound effects and vintage radio programs plus guitar strings, turntables, stereo equipment, books, sheet music and old Fillmore Auditorium/Avalon Ballroom posters—”most everything related to music.” The store’s inventory is over 60 percent vinyl (with a few CDs and DVDs thrown in), and customers from as far away as Japan have stopped by to scope out the original pressings, vintage memorabilia and other treasures. “It’s a labor of love,” says Scheuenstuhl, who worked at the legendary Village Music for 25 years before opening his own place. “I’m a music fanatic.” ----------------------------Mill Valley Music

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BEST THEATER COMPANY Rehearsals may not begin until next month, but there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes at The Mountain Play. Executive director/producer Sara Pearson and development and associate director Beth Spotswood are always organizing and strategizing for this and next seasons’ productions. Though the nonprofit organization puts on only one musical each year—with only two exceptions since 1913—it’s actually quite an extravaganza—with Mt. Tam as the stage, the Bay Area as the backdrop. It’s an all-day adventure, whether theatergoers arrive at the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre by shuttle bus, on foot or bike: pre-show entertainment, a picnic— brought or bought on-site—gorgeous views and fresh air are all part of the experience. Legendary Bay Area director Jim Dunn (27year veteran) takes on Guys and Dolls this season, with the versatile Susan Zelinsky, in her sixth Mountain Play, as the uptight Sarah Brown. So the question is, do you bet on Mindy’s strudel or cheesecake? ----------------------------The Mountain Play

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The only thing that truly makes sense in Wonderland—teatime “British holidaymakers touring the country roads of Europe frequently carry with them a Primus stove, a kettle and a teapot. Teatime finds them having a brew-up by the side of the road. Local passersby are curious; here is the circumstantial evidence that confirms a fact known in Europe for centuries—the British are mad.”—Adrian Bailey tea party is the centerpiece of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and no British tradition could be more hidebound and ripe for satire. Teatime is to England what bullfighting is to Spain or automobiles are to Americans: a national impulse that goes beyond reason or simple addiction into the realm of ceremonial obsession. It’s impossible for a Brit to function after 4 o’clock without the chronic stimulation of a cuppa tea and any little nibble at hand, from buttered toast to a sausage roll, a Chelsea bun and a slab of chocolate cake. Tea’s hold on the populace knows no hour, though. Eighteenth-century lexicographer and man-about-London Samuel Johnson described himself as “a hardened and shameless teadrinker” who “with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and with tea welcomes the morning.”That essential Englishman, Boy George, once said,“I would rather have a cup of tea than sex,” and British novelist Margery Allingham reflected,“When one kicks over a tea table and smashes everything but the sugar bowl, one may as well pick that up and drop it on the bricks, don’t you think?”The Mad Tea Party’s buttered pocket watches and convoluted chitchat are just one step removed from the real thing. People have been chewing the wild, caffeine-rich leaves of Camellia sinensis, a native of southern China and Southeast Asia, for millennia. But it wasn’t until about 2,000 years ago that brewing the stuff and sipping its essence became commonplace, as new methods of steaming, drying, frying, wilting, bruising, rolling and pressing the leaves coaxed a wide range of flavors, colors and fragrances from the plant’s naturally astringent phenolic makeup. By the 12th century, Buddhist monks in Japan had embraced the brew’s soothing properties enough to develop the ritual tea ceremony, and in 1658 the first shipment arrived in England.“That Excellent and by all Physitians approved China drink, called by the Chineans Tcha, by other Nations Tay alias Tea,” as trumpeted by an advertisement in a London newspaper, was prohibitively expensive and was sipped from a bowl without milk or sugar in a medicinal sort of way. Then Charles II’s new bride, the worldly Catherine of Braganza, made teadrinking fashionable, the beverage’s hot, brisk character took hold in Britain’s damp, cold climate, and between 1700 and 1800 England’s tea consumption jumped from 20,000 pounds to 20 million. Britain eliminated the middleman and established tea plantations in its own colonies (especially India) about 30 years before Alice sat down with the Mad Hatter and company. They were probably sipping the dark, intense tea of Assam or Darjeeling that was and is more to the Briton’s liking than the gentler green teas of China and Japan. The tea party itself was popularized around this same time by the Duchess of Bedford to fill the long hungry hours between lunch and dinner, and the first public tea shops opened soon afterwards. Today, depend-


ing on your circumstances and where in the country you happen to be, teatime can be anything from a quick break in the workday to a full-on rigidly structured meal in itself. The brew is, of course, the most important part of the meal, and its preparation is attended by certain inviolable rules. Bring cold water to a rolling boil in a teakettle. Put one heaping teaspoonful of loose tea per cup of water (plus one for the pot) in a warmed teapot. Bring the pot to the kettle (not the other way around), pour the boiling water over the leaves and let them be for precisely five minutes. (Regional differences determine at this point if you’re mashing, soaking, scalding, damping, drawing or steeping your tea.) Serve with sugar lumps, lemon wedges, cold milk and what to many of us is the best part of teatime: the food. The classic, extremely substantial high tea is a product of the rural north, the land that also produced Lewis Carroll and his rampant imagination. With fish and chips and Yorkshire pudding, it is one of England’s few gifts to global gastronomy. At high tea one can gorge oneself on a dazzling variety of sweet and savory snacks, tidbits and delicacies, few of them healthy and most of them delicious. Scones and crumpets with clotted cream and bramble jelly. Slender sandwiches with cucumber, watercress or shrimp paste. Sausages and cold pork pie and salmon cakes with a stalk of celery or two for roughage. Dundee cake, Eccles cake, Battenburg cake and Banbury cake; saffron buns, black buns, Bath buns and hot cross buns (Easter’s just around the corner). There’s shortbread, and oatcakes, and gingerbread and biscuits, and don’t forget the fat rascals, singing hinnies and lardy cakes. With spring in the air and Mt. Tam at its wildflower-strewn loveliest (and a jaunt to Harrod’s Terrace Bar for the real thing fiduciarily impractical), now’s the time to pack the picnic basket with all the essentials (shortbread, clotted cream, lemon curd and marmalade are as close as your neighborhood grocery, the bakeries are fragrant with scones and hot cross buns, you’re perfectly capable of assembling a cucumber sandwich and isn’t it about time you invested in a Primus?) and embrace your inner madness. Don’t forget the pocket watch. —Matthew Stafford The Hatter was most likely pouring an intense Darjeeling when Alice dropped by unexpectedly.


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The Off With Their Head Gaskets Awards TRANSPORTATION SERVICES in Wonderland are seriously lacking. The Cheshire Cat gets about pretty efficiently, but everyone else is rushing this way and that, spending days journeying across giant chessboards and repeatedly finding themselves lost and heading in the wrong direction. Perhaps they’d be wise to call our Best of Marin winners in automotive services to get them to where they need to be. BEST AUTO BODY REPAIR/DESIGN Blake’s Auto Body “is one of the few green auto body shops in the United States,” says estimator Jordy Andros. “We only use water-based paints, our Novato and Rohnert Park outlets are solar-powered, we filter our wastewater and we recycle just about everything.” Blake’s has also been the county’s premier collision-repair facility since the flagship San Rafael facility opened in 1980, repairing and restoring all makes 86 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 26 – APRIL 1, 2010

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BEST DOMESTIC CAR REPAIR Diamond-certified, AAA approved and a BBB gold shield recipient, Leonardi Automotive has clearly been doing something right. And that something is keeping local autos in tip-top shape for close to two decades. Owner Tony Leonardi (with fiancée Liz’s assistance) and his ASE-certified mechanics maintain and repair domestic and Asian import vehicles for the granny driving her low-mileage 25-year-old car to fleet vehicles. Plus, Leonardi provides shuttle service—a real benefit. For those who can’t be car-less for a day or two, Leonardi offers incredibly inexpensive rental cars. Not only can customers make appointments online, they also receive online reminders for regular maintenance services. As if 88 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 26 – APRIL 1, 2010


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e ain’t Johnny Cash—not by a long In addition to Bach fugues and cello sonashot. No country twang. No pout. tas, the accomplished storyteller and classical No man in black. Instead, Richard musician offers insight about composers and “Dobbs” Hartshorne totes their works, telling them a double bass and packs a about Russian composer parcel of J.S. Bach. Dmitri Shostakovich’s COMING SOON But like the country legpersecution at the hands Richard “Dobbs” Hartend, who built his reputaof authorities of the shorne performs Saturday, tion playing for prisoners, repressive Soviet state and March 27, at 7:30pm, at the home of Martha Danly, Hartshorne, as he likes to other tales. 11786 Shoreline Highway, Pt. be known, can captivate a The Prison Concert Reyes Station. Call 603/209captive audience at a state Project has proved reward4133 to RSVP. pen, as he did recently for ing for the musician and inmates at San Quentin inmates alike. “Mainly, State Prison, playing the what I try to do is give Baroque composer’s calmthem permission to do anying “Six Solo Suites for Unaccompanied Cel- thing they want and not feel like they’re relo” transcribed for double bass. quired to understand something or get some Since 2004, this internationally respected specific thing from the music,” Hartshorne string player and peace activist, along with recently told the San Rafael-based Strings pianist Tali Margolis, has been sharing highmagazine. “Anything that they get is good. brow culture with some of society’s most “I throw a lot of stuff out there just to outcast citizens. help them.” With state funding cuts mounting in The innovative prison project is funded, prison education programs, Hartshorne is in part, by a grant from the National Endowon the tail end of a whistlestop March tour, ment for the Arts. < String Greg along at bringing classical music to prisons, juvie halls and drug-abuse programs around the state. He’s now reached one-third of the state correctional facilities in California. SPiN OF THE WEEK This week Hartshorne makes an appearance for both local inmates and, as part of a The Complete Columbia Singles local fundraiser for his organization, some of (Collector’s Choice) Paul Revere and the Raiders Marin’s more well-heeled and law-abiding Clad in Continental Army uniforms residents. and given to high-stepping dance On Saturday, March 27, he’ll perform for moves, Paul Revere and the Raiders incarcerated youths at the Marin Juvenile today would be mistaken for Tea Justice Center in San Rafael, and on Monday, Party activists. March 29, at the Henry Ohlhoff House, a But in the midresidential substance-abuse treatment facility ’60s, with the in Novato. British Invasion in full swing, this American rock band, led by ponytailed singer Mark Lindsay, became a fixture on radio and ABC’s afterschool TV series Where the Action Is. This three-CD set shows that there was more to the band than its breakout 1965 single “Steppin’ Out,” collecting 66 tracks, many in the original mono and produced by goldenboy Terry Melcher. The set includes frat-rock faves, surf anthems, pop hits (“Just Like Me,”“Kicks,”“Hungry,” “Indian Reservation”), funk, flowerpop, proto-primal blues, commercials for Pontiac and Mattel, some schlock and a whole lot of pleasant surprises.—GC

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Nadia’s adventures in movieland Century Larkspur manager adds dimension to life in the theater biz by Davi d Te mp l e ton

Writer David Templeton takes interesting That said, being no real fan of the newpeople to interesting movies in his ongoing fangled 3-D technologies, I couldn’t help quest for the ultimate post-film conversawondering if I’d have appreciated it even tion. This is not a movie review; rather, it’s more without all the eye-popping distraca freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, tions of 3-D. Tonight, as Sandoval and I alternative ideas and take our seats at Cinepopular culture. mark’s Century Northadia Sandoval has gate Cinemas, balancalready seen Alice ing our free employee in Wonderland, boxes of popcorn— Tim Burton’s spectacuone of the small perks larly successful new adapof employment with tation—a sequel, technithe company—we are cally—of Lewis Carroll’s preparing for a second classic fantasy. The senior dose of Alice, this time manager at Cinemark’s in 2-D. Century Larkspur LandFirst, however, we ing theater, Sandoval saw have to make it through There’s only so much a person can take... Alice—in its much-touted all of the previews. 3-D version—the weekAs the trailer for end it opened. She was pleasantly surprised. Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story 3—which will “I liked it a lot more than I thought I be released in 3-D, of course—bounces would,” confesses Sandoval, who prefers across the screen, I ask Sandoval how a movies not so dependent on CGI effects. theater determines how many previews an “I get tired of all those computer graphics, audience is shown before a movie. but Alice in Wonderland worked for me. “They seem to go on forever sometimes, It’s really an amazing film. And that’s saydon’t they?” she nods. “Usually, at my ing something. I’m kind of jaded, I think. theater, there’s a minimum of six trailIt takes a lot for a movie to really impress ers, and the number all has to do with the me. Alice in Wonderland impressed me.” movie studios. It’s sort of a contracted Me too. thing, the studios telling us which trailers I saw it, in 3-D, just yesterday, and was we have to play before which movies. The thoroughly dazzled and delighted by Tim theater doesn’t really have a choice. We get Burton’s trippy vision of Wonderland, re- our bookings, and then we get an email vealed to be actually named “Underland.” saying which previews need to go with


which movies. Unfortunately—especially with big movies like Avatar—there can be up to 20 minutes of previews. You wouldn’t believe how angry some people get. I’ve had customers come up and yell at me. ‘Why are there so many previews? This is ridiculous!’” “I don’t mind the previews,” I admit. “What bothers me are the ads for cars and fruit drinks and video games.” “Oh, you’re not alone,” she laughs. “Today, at work, a customer came up to me and said, ‘How do I write a complaint?’ She went on to tell me that she is sick and tired of all the commercials—not the previews, but the ads for Coke or whatever. She said the whole ad thing at the movies was ridiculous and she missed the old days when movies didn’t show commercials. She was pretty angry. I took the complaint and passed it along.” “What I’ve heard from theater owners,” I remark, as the Toy Story preview gives way to a preview for How to Train a Dragon, “is that the profits on the movies are so slim, the only way a theater can make money these days is by selling expensive popcorn and agreeing to run commercials.” “That’s kind of true,” Sandoval agrees. “We get a little bit of profit from the sale of movie tickets. When a movie is brand new, a theater gets maybe 10 percent of the box office, with everything else going to the studio. The longer a movie stays in the theaters, though, the bigger our percentage grows, and [the] studio’s percentage gets smaller.” She stops to pay attention to the next preview, this one for the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. “I kind of want to see this one,” Sandoval says, conspiratorially. “It looks OK.” Finally, the movie starts. As I suspected, I enjoyed it even more in just two dimensions. The story begins with a much older, now marriageable Alice. After fleeing an aristocratic garden party where she’s just been proposed to by a bland but lordly suitor, Alice falls down the old familiar rabbit hole, once again finds herself in the dominion of mad hatters, evaporating cats and an evil queen fond of hacking people’s heads off. She learns that Underland has fallen into ruin, with Alice’s eventual return foretold. If Underland is to escape the tyrannical grip of the Red Queen, Alice must find the lost vorpal sword and slay the evil Jabberwocky. “It’s weird, I really did like it better this time,” Sandoval concurs, as we make our way from the theater. “There were things I could pick up in 2-D that I couldn’t really see clearly in 3-D. I could relax this time and just enjoy the movie. I understand that 3-D is great, and it’s the future of the industry and everything, but I really don’t think it adds that much to the experience. If a movie is good, it’s good, and it doesn’t need 3-D to be special. If it’s not good, 3-D can’t make it any better.

Sandoval succumbs to the temptations of concessioncounter adverts.

“I’m sure someday we’ll be able to watch 3-D and not have the same problems,” she continues. “The technology will keep making it better and better. Someday we’ll look back and go, ‘Yeah, when 3-D movies first became such a big deal, they were kind of weird and not everybody liked them, but then it was perfected.’ This is just the beginning.” “At the moment, with 3-D movies, we still usually have a choice,” I remark. “We can see Alice in Wonderland in 2-D or 3-D—or see it once each way like we just did. Do you think there’s going to be a time when we won’t have the 2-D choice?” “For that to happen, there’s going to have to be a massive overhaul of the industry, with every theater in the country switching to digital 3-D projectors. The theaters are already switching over to digital, but just because they have a digital projector doesn’t mean they can run 3-D. They need a special projector. Fifty years from now, I’m sure that will be the case, that 3-D movies will only be able to be seen in 3-D. But it’s going to be a very slow process. There are a lot of theaters still waiting to be converted to digital and digital 3-D. “Right now, in theaters, we use film,” Sandoval goes on. “I know that someday soon there will be no more film. Everything is going to be digital. This long history of movies filmed and projected using actual film, it’s going away, right now, and we’re watching it happen. I feel like I’m part of the last group of theater professionals who are working with film. I’m the transitional generation or whatever. The movie industry has taken a turn, and isn’t looking back.” “It’s going down the rabbit hole,” I suggest. “Exactly!” Sandoval laughs. “The movie industry is going down the rabbit hole,” she laughs, “and who knows what weird things we’re going to see next?” < Talk more pics with David at

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In PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE, 16-year-old Claireece “Precious” Jones wears her obesity like a turtle wears its shell. The horrors done to her by her mother and abusive father—pregnant with Sibide, left, received an Oscar her second child by him—have made her a virtual slave nomination for her portrayal of in their apartment, and Precious sees little hope for Precious. escape or a future in the alternative school she’s been bumped over to. But her new teacher, Miss Blu Rain (Paula Patton), senses something lurking beneath the quiet and moodiness, the explosive rages and illiteracy—a genuine yearning to be alive. Viewers fresh off the Oscars will be treated to one of moviedom’s more astonishing contrasts, between the red carpet glamour and smiles of Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique, and their turns here as demon-stricken mother and daughter, stuck in a Harlem nightmare of poverty and imminent threat. For acting debuts, Sidibe’s is a doozy, a total embrace of a character at the edge of human endurance—if the legend is true, she auditioned for the part on a whim. And Mo’Nique’s fearless personation of Mary puts her in a very special club of baddies—Hopkins as Hannibal, Hopper in Blue Velvet— so frightening you’d have trouble being pals with them in real life.—Richard Gould



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Ajami (2:00) The mean streets of meltingpot Jaffa come alive in this complex Israeli crime drama. O Alice in Wonderland (1:49) Tim Burton directs Christopher Lee, Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp and a host of others in the latest screen adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s socio-surreal Victorian fable. O The Black-Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World Tour (3:00) Catch the Grammy-winning hip-hop band live in concert from L.A.’s Staples Center plus exclusive backstage coverage! O The Bounty Hunter (1:46) Unlucky bounty hunter Gerard Butler can’t say no when he’s hired to track down bail-jumping ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. O Chloe (1:36) Atom Egoyan sex thriller about a suspicious wife who hires a sultry nymphet to seduce her husband and then tell her all about it. O Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2:00) Familyfriendly comedy looks at a year in the life of a wiseacre 12-year-old. O The Ghost Writer (2:08) Roman Polanski political thriller about a Tony Blair-like former PM and the biographer who learns more about his subject’s ties to the CIA than he ought to; Pierce Brosnan stars. O The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2:32) Stieg Larsson’s bestseller hits the big screen with Michael Nykvist as a down-and-out newspaperman out to crack a long-forgotten unsolved murder. O Greenberg (1:47) Lost soul Ben Stiller searches for meaning in his life as he takes on one midlife crisis after another. O Green Zone (1:55) Paul Greengrass thriller stars Matt Damon as an Army spook trying to prevent a military flareup in an unstable region. O Hot Tub Time Machine (1:40) Four lovelorn dudes travel back to 1986 in a magical hot tub and get a second chance at creating their own lives. O How to Train Your Dragon (1:38) Cartoon about a Viking dragonslayer-intraining who outrages his tribe by befriending one of his fire-breathing foes. O The Hurt Locker (2:11) A bomb disposal unit in war-torn Baghdad is taken over by a new commander with a dangerously high bravado level. O


The Last Song Miley Cyrus as a disaffected teen who reconnects with her estranged father through music. O The Last Station (1:52) Christopher Plummer stars as a dying Leo Tolstoy beset by journalists, disciples and his own conflicted legacy. O The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet (3:50) Ambroise Thomas’s operatic interpretation of the Bard’s spooky tragedy is presented live from New York in big-screen high definition. O The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg (1:34) Oscar-nominated documentary about the Defense Department strategist who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times and helped bring down the president himself. O Mother (2:08) Darkly witty Korean thriller about an herbalist out to solve the murder of a young sexpot. O Our Family Wedding (1:30) Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia as two alpha dads battling over their offsprings’ upcoming nuptials. O Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2:00) Chris Columbus fantasy flick about a schoolboy who finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between a troupe of surly Greek gods. O A Prophet (2:29) Cannes Grand Prix winner follows a naive young convict’s path to violence, gangsterism and self-reliance. O Remember Me (1:53) A young couple’s secrets threaten their intense yet tenuous romantic relationship. O Repo Men (1:51) Sci-fi comedy thriller about a futuristic world where trained thugs repossess artificial organs the hard way. O The Runaways (1:45) Rockin’ biopic of the seminal ’70s all-girl garage band; Kristen Stewart IS Joan Jett. O She’s Out of My League (1:44) A doofus security guard can’t believe his luck when a gorgeous babe falls under the spell of his questionable charms. O Shutter Island (2:18) Atmo-rich Martin Scorsese thriller about the misterioso goingson at a remote island insane asylum; Leo DiCaprio and Max von Sydow star. O Storm (1:45) Film fest award-winner follows the Hague’s investigation of a Yugoslavian army officer accused of Bosnian genocide. O

›› MOViE TiMES A Prophet (R) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 3:45 MonWed 7 NAjami (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 6:30, 9 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4, 6:30, 9 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9 Alice in Wonderland (PG) ++ Century Cinema: 11:20, 2, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 Thu 11:20, 2, 4:35, 7:15 Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 12:25, 1:40, 3, 4:30, 5:30, 8, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2:30, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:25 Mon-Thu 2:30, 5, 7:25 NThe Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World Tour LIVE (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Tue 7:30 The Bounty Hunter (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:55, 10:35 Sat-Sun 11:55, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 12:50, 2:15, 3:50, 5:10, 6:50, 7:55, 9:25, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 10 Sat 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 10 Sun 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 Mon-Tue 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 Chloe (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 10:20, 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 10:20, 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50 Tue 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:50 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) ++ Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:55 The Ghost Writer (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:05pm Sat-Sun 4:15, 7:20, 10:05 Mon-Thu 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 10:25, 1:15, 4:05, 7:05, 10 Sun-Mon, WedThu 10:25, 1:15, 4:05, 7:05 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 4:45, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 2, 4:45, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 1:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45 Sat 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45 Sun 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:05 Mon-Thu 7:05, 9:45


New Movies This Week

Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:45, 9:30 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9:30 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:45 Mon-Thu 4, 6:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) ++++ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1, 4:15, 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 Green Zone (R) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 9:50 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 9:50 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:25 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 11:15, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 NGreenberg (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10 Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:25 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:25 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 MonThu 4:15, 7 NHot Tub Time Machine (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 2:50, 5:20, 7:40, 10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Sat 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Sun 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:15 NHow to Train Your Dragon (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9 Century Northgate 15: 11, 11:50, 12:40, 1:30, 2:20, 3:10, 4, 4:50, 5:40, 6:30, 7:20, 8:10, 9, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7, 8:10, 9:20, 10:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15 Sat 11:20, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15 Sun 11:20, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50 Mon-Thu 2:10, 4:30, 6:50 The Hurt Locker (R) +++1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 8:30 Sat 6, 8:30 Sun 6:15 Mon-Wed 7:30 Thu 4:50, 7:30 NThe Last Song (PG) Fairfax 5 Theatres: Wed-Thu 2:25, 4:55, 7:10 The Last Station (R) ++1/2 CinéArts

at Marin: Fri 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:10, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:40, 7:20 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:45, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 NThe Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 10am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 10am Lark Theater: Sat 10am Sun 11:30am The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Not Rated) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 1:30, 7, 9:15 Mother (2010) (Not Rated) Century Northgate 15: 1:35, 4:25, 7:25, 10:15 Our Family Wedding (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 4:35, 9:45 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) Century Northgate 15: 1:40, 4:30, 7:25, 10:05 Remember Me (PG-13) + Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:20 SatSun 1:30 Mon-Thu 6:55 Century Northgate 15: 1:55, 7:05 Repo Men (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 2:25, 5, 7:40, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7, 9:35 Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:35 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7 Mon-Thu 5, 7:40 The Runaways (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:05, 12:25, 1:40, 3:05, 4:20, 5:45, 7:10, 8:25, 9:50 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 11:05, 12:25, 1:40, 3:05, 4:20, 5:45, 7:10 Tue 1:40, 4:20, 7:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 Sat 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7:20 Mon-Thu 4:50, 7:30 She’s Out of My League (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:30, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50, 10:25 Shutter Island (R) +++ Century Northgate 15: 12:55, 4:05, 7:10, 10:10 NStorm (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 6:15 Sat 3:30 Sun 4 MonTue 5:10 Wed 1:30, 5:10 Thu 2:30

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Live music 03/26: Audrey Moira Shimkas Trio Vocalist. With Greg Sankovich on keyboard and Lincoln Adler on sax. No cover. Rickey’s, 250 Entrada, Novato. 847-8331. 03/26: Leena Culhane Singer/songwriter “Songs for the Record” CD release party. 9pm. No cover. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www. 03/26: The 85s ’80s pop/rock. 8:30pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 03/27: Duke and the Boyz Rock. 9pm. $7. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. 03/27: Mystery Dance With Bonnie Hayes, Tim Eschliman Kevin Hayes and Sean Allen. Admission includes dinner buffet. RSVP required. 8pm. $10-15. The Barge, 300 Napa St., Sausalito. 298-3507.

03/27: Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat Rock. 8pm. $40. HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. (707) 935-6203. 03/27: Volker Strifler Band Blues. CD Release Party. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 03/28: Jonathan Poretz “Vegas in the Valley.” 7pm. $20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 03/28: The Bueno Brothers Lorin Rowan(The Edge) and Dave Jenkins(Pablo Cruise). In the Bar. 5pm. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 03/30: Prima Vera Band Latin Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 03/31: The Wyld Ones Formerly the Reb Blake

Show. Classic rock. 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 606-7435. 04/01: LIP-Sticks With Paula Helene. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 04/02: Buddy Owen Band Funky blues rock. In the Bar 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 04/02: Djangofest Concert Celebrating the music and spirit of Django Reinhardt. With Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Doug Martin, Avatar Ensemble and Annie Staninec. 8 pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 04/02: Paul Robinson and Al Chan Acoustic rock. 7:30-10:30pm. No cover. Saylor’s Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 04/02: Three At Last Folk/Americana. 9pm. $10. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 04/02: Joy Kills Sorrow With Milk Drive. 8pm. $15. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B. St., Point Reyes Station. Masala Music Mondays With Kukoo G. Singh, tabla and Ben Kunin, sarode. 7pm. No cover. India Palace, 707 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley. 388-3350. Saturdays: Fred Nighthawk Jazz piano. 11am. Mama’s Royal Cafe, 387 Miller Ave., Mill Valley,. 388-2361. Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds Rock. 8pm. $26. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Every day is casual Friday for the ‘Boys Next Door,’ at the Barn through April 18.

Concerts 03/27: Turtle Island String Quartet 8pm. $28-30. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B. St. Point Reyes Station.

04/01: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble “Audible Visions.” Works by Gabriel Faure, Barbara Kolb, William Grant Still,Kaija Saariaho and Matthew Barnson. 8 pm. $15-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.


03/26-28: Stapleton Ballet “Swan Lake.” Abridged version of the Tchaikovsky classic ballet. 7 pm. March 26-27; 2pm. March 27-28. $14-20. The Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 454-5759. 03/26: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Amalia Hernandez, choreography. 8pm. $20-65. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. 03/28: Dancing for Rachel Ethnic music and dance in memory of Rachel Corrie, a peace activist killed in 2003. 4-6pm. $15-20. World Dance Fitness Studio, 40 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo. 456-1698. Stapleton Ballet “Swan Lake.” Abridged ver-


British blues rock re-booms SAVOY BROWN is a blues-rock band that originated in London, England, in 1966. One of the first British blues band to record—and one of the first racially mixed blues bands of that time—Savoy Brown was once the opening act for Cream, and went on to play all the venerable rock venues with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jethro Tull, Rod Stewart and Fleetwood Mac. Ex-members of Savoy Brown eventually went on to perform with hit ‘70s rock band Foghat (“Slow Ride,”“Fool for the It’ll be Savoy faire Saturday at 142 Throck. City”), Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, U.F.O., Robert Cray Band and Ten Years After. But founding member and guitarist KIM SIMMONDS has been inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk of Fame, as well as the Canadian Blues Hall of Fame, and has—with Savoy Brown—released over 30 rock ‘n ‘ blues albums. The band also experienced a pop-culture revival in 2008, via primetime TV, as one of their seminal ‘60s hits,“Train to Nowhere,” was featured on the season four finale of CSI. The current lineup has Simmonds joined by Joe Whiting on lead vocals, Garnet Grimm on drums and Pat DeSalvo playing bass. 8pm March 27 at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. Info: Call 415/383-9600 or visit online at—Samantha Campos

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sion of the Tchaikovsky classic ballet. 7pm. March 26-27; 2pm. March 27-28. $14-20. The Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 454-5759. www.


04/02-05/09: Paula Fava, Pallavi Sharma and Dorothy Nissen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transitionsâ&#x20AC;? Fava, paint-

ings.â&#x20AC;? Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas.

ings and photography. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Far From Home: A Travelling Tale.â&#x20AC;? Pallavi Sharma, recent works. Opening reception: April 4, 3pm. Closed Tuesdays. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes. 663-1347.

Through 04/29: Chameleon: Brandon Munley New multimedia creations and illustra-

Through 03/27:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Impressions of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Through 04/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Boys Next Doorâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Comedy about four mentally handicapped men living in one apartment, trying to make their way in a complicated and humorous world. Check website for performance info. 8pm. $15-25. Ross Valley Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. Through 04/25:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Equivocationâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Goes behind the scenes at the legendary Globe Theatre as King James commissions William Shakespeare to write a play about a thwarted attempt on his life - the infamous Gunpowder Plot. Written by Bill Cain. directed by Jasson Minadakis. See website for schedule. $15-54. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208.

Art 03/26-04/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Roman Ruinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Henrik Kam, photography. Features black-and-white images shot with field-processed Polaroid positive-negative film, during Kamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trips to Rome and Turkey in 1995 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;98. Reception March 26, 6:30pm. Free. Image Flow, 401 Miller Ave., Suite F, Mill Valley. 203-2787. www.

03/26-05/29: Falkirk Bay Area Juried Exhibition Donna Seager, juror. Opening reception on March 26, 5:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Misson Ave., San Rafael. 485-3438. www.

03/26-05/29: Falkirk Juried Exhibition Annual Donna Seager gallery juried exhibition. Opening reception March 26, 5:30-7:30pm. Artworks in all media by 40 Marin and Bay Area artists. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. 03/27: Stuart Schwartz Photography exhibit reception. 5:30-7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 03/29: Curator Talk Barbara Janeff will discuss the life and work of the Bay Area figurative painter, Gordon Cook. 3-4:30pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330.

Deborah Cushman, new plein air oils. 10am-5pm. Rustic Bakery, 1139 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. www.

tion. 8:30am-5:30pm. Free. Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 299-0667. Through 05/01: Art Houses of Marin Twentyfive art houses on display in Marin communities for two months leading up to a gala and auction. Free. San Rafael City Hall, San Rafael. 892-5252.

Through 03/28:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gloria Matuszewski: Fields of Timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wild Book Show 2010: Rain or


Shine.â&#x20AC;? 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes. 663-1347.

03/28: California Writers Club Marin With

Through 03/28: Artisans Member Exhibit Art gallery exhibit and sale. Open Thur.-Sun. from 11am-5pm. Artisans Art Gallery, 1002 Court St., San Rafael. 518-5116.

Through 03/28: Marin Society of Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open Craft and Sculptureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Juried exhibition. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 454-9561 . www.

Through 03/29:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Running Fenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Recycled, a Piece of Art Historyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fiber artworks created from rare historic panels of Christoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Running Fence,â&#x20AC;? of Northern California, 1976. Free. Sausalito Presbyterian Church, 112 Bulkley Ave., Sausalito. 332-3790. Through 03/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Way I See It.â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Ellis Heyer, paintings. 11am-6pm. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 747-8696. Through 03/31: Library Exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floating Homes,â&#x20AC;? photographs. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 331-8989.

Through 04/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Creamâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;From the Topâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition featuring new talent from the 2009 graduate art programs around the Bay Area. 5-7pm. Free. MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. Through 04/23:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mosaicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Innovative, cuttingedge array of mosaics. Juried by Ted Cohen, featuring works from 40 artists. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 04/25:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Broad Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Works by Nancy Chichetti and Helen Steele. Artist talk/ reception on April 7. Noon-4pm. Free. Mona Lease Gallery, 39 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae. 461-3718.

Through 04/25: Gordon Cook, Luis Delgado and Steve Lewis â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Retrospective of Real Magic,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Organic Manifestoâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stone Carv-

Joy Kills Sorrow tries to live up to its name April 2 at the Dance Palace.

Lin Lacombe discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Passion to Publicity: Getting Your Book the Attention it Deserves.â&#x20AC;? 2-4pm. $5. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 328-4990. 03/29: Breast Health Presentation Discuss risk factors, cultural statistics, mammograms, health coverage, the Marin womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breast cancer study and more. Share a snack and enter a raffle. To sign up please contact, Whistlestop at (415) 456-9062. 12:302pm. Free. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. 03/29: Condoleezza Rice in conversation with veteran KQED-TV journalist Belva Davis. Proceeds benefit under-insured and at-risk women with breast cancer. 7pm. $50, donations. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. 567-6642.


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03/29: Larkspur Fire Captains Help Haiti Captains Matt Cobb and Jim Clark will talk about their relief efforts in earthquake torn Haiti. Together, these the two firemen embarked on a medical and financial aid program to the earthquake impacted area of Haiti. 7-8pm. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-5005. 03/31: Rancho Olompali History Lecture panel featuring former resident and specialists of Rancho Olompali focused on the diverse history of Rancho Olompali. 7pm. $5-10. Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato. 454-8538. 03/31: Tiburonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Railroad History Hundreds of photos and dozens of stories bring to life the history of Tiburon, a railroad town from 18841964. Presented by Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks with historian Fred Codoni. 7-9pm. Free. Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 4351853. 03/31: World Affairs Council Former vicechairman Chevron Corporation, Peter Robertson, discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Energy Strategy: Economic, Environmental and Security Issues.â&#x20AC;? Coffee and cookies served. Reservations required. 7:30-9pm. $6-9. Creekside Room, Dominican University, San Rafael. 293-4600. 04/01: Mahbod Seraji The author discusses her coming-of-age story told against the backdrop of the coming 1979 Iranian Revolution, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rooftops of Tehran.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Outdoor Art Club, One Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 381-9586.

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03/28:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Poetry of Silenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Coleman Barks Evening of poetry by Rumi and others with Barks and Geoffrey Gordon, music benefitting a scholarship program. In the upper Retreat Hall.

7-10pm. $40, donations accepted. Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre. 488-0164. 03/28: David Mathison Mathison discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be the Media.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 03/28: Senior Housing Dilemma Bruce Wrisley talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay or Move: The Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Housing Dilemma.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Free. Book Passage,

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The 142 Throckmorton Theatre is introducing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;A List Series,â&#x20AC;? presenting conversations with authors, artists, athletes, adventurers, academics and anarchistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and this week features local filmmaker ANDY ABRAHAMS WILSON. Wilson will discuss his documentary, UNDER OUR SKIN, an exploration of Lyme disease and the medical industry. How timely! The film has won six best documentary awards at international If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an Oscar for Sexiest Lyme Disease Movie, film festivals and was short-listed for a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Under Our Skinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gets our vote. best doc nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards. Appearing with Wilson will be the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior producer, Kris Newby, an award-winning science writer and Lyme disease survivor. Jane Ganahl, journalist, author, editor and co-founder of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Litquake festival, leads the conversation. 7:30pm March 31 at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. Info: Call 415/383-9600 or visit online atâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;SC

51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 03/29: Homemade Kitchen Molly Wizenberg presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 03/31: Cornelia Read talks about her suspenseful new novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invisible Boy.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 03/31: Male Mind Breakthrough â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Female Brainâ&#x20AC;? author, Dr. Louann Brizendine, discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Male Brain: A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 04/01: Poetry Month Homage Shakespearean specialist Barry Kraft will read poetry of Robert Frost. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. California Writers Club With Lin Lancombe, discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Passion to Publication, Getting Your Book the Attention It Deserves.â&#x20AC;? The Marin branch meets monthly. 2-4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events

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03/27: Metropolitan Opera Presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamletâ&#x20AC;? Broadcast live from NY in big screen HD. 10 am $16-24. Regency Theater, 280 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 479-5050. 03/28: The Last Rabbi Osher Marin JCC premieres an English language version of a documentary film about the last rabbi to survive



{Saturday, May 22}

Community Events (Misc.) 03/27-28: Used Book Super Sale Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 10am-5pm. National Guard Armory, Armory Dr., San Rafael. 03/27: Benefit Art Sale Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art and local artists in silent auction. Baked goodies. Funds raised will benefit Haitian children relief. Noon-4pm. West Marin School Gym, 11550 Hwy 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1014. 03/27: Plant Your Organic Vegetable Garden Part I Learn the basics of how to create


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the Holocaust, Rabbi Leo Trepp. 2-4pm. Free. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www. 03/29: Monday Night at the Movies Biking brouhaha in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking Away.â&#x20AC;? (1979) 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292x 203. 03/31: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In the Lyme Light.â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson discusses his awardwinning documentary, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under Our Skin, and corruption in the Lyme Disease medical community. 2010 Academy Award â&#x20AC;&#x153;listâ&#x20AC;? for best documentary. 7:30pm. $16-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

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a successful organic vegetable garden. Prepare your soil, select your plants and grow healthy vegetables that you and your family will enjoy. 10-11am. $5. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. 03/27: Venetia Valley Marketplace Venetia Valley School hosts this rummage sale with

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Downtown San Rafael Thursday Evening Market Starts on April 1. Thursday nights through September. Farmers market, food, live music and bouncies. 6-9pm. Free. Downtown San Rafael, 4th St. between Lincoln and B St., San Rafael. 492-8007.

Kid Stuff 03/26-27:‘Beauty and the Beast‘ Presented The groovy history of Olompali will rock the Margaret Todd Center, March 31. proceeds benefitting the PTA. 9 am-3pm. Free. Venetia Valley School Gymnasium, 177 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 492-3150.

03/27: Year-Round Edible Gardening Workshop Vegetable gardening basics including soil preparation, when & what to plant for our local climate, companion planting & pest control, and creative ways to use your bountiful harvest! 3/27, 9am-noon 9am-noon. Free. Draper Farms, 11 Sacramento Ave., San Anselmo. 945-1512.

03/28: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop for Marin Residents Rain garden design and build workshop for backyard applications of rainwater harvesting through simple earthworks techniques. San Rafael venue information provided upon registration. 10am-3pm. San Rafael. 663-8590 x241.

04/02: Susan Adams Re-election Kick Off Party For bid on Supervisor Dist 1. Come hear about past and ongoing projects regarding health and safety concerns of Marin residents. 6-8pm. $35, donation. West End Cafe, 1131 4th St., San Rafael. 485-1040.

by the Terra Linda High School drama program. 8pm. $10. Terra Linda High School Main Theater, 320 Nova Albion Way, Terra Linda. 492-3100. 03/26-28:‘Alice in Wonderland‘ Performing Arts Academy of Marin youth production. With “Oliver Jr.” Opening up the show. 7pm March 26-28; 2pm. March 28. Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, Mill Valley. 652-2474. 03/27: Cherry Blossom Festival With master taiko drummers, mochi pounding with Shohei Takatani and the Kagami-Kai Group. 12-3pm. $10 donation New Village School, 100 Ebbtide Ave. Suite 144, Sausalito. 289-0889. 03/27: Freshwater Fishing Park Rangers will teach the basics of freshwater fishing at Stafford Lake Park. Part of the “Fishing in the City” program. Fishing license required for participants 16 and over. 9am-noon. $8, parking fee. Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato. 507-4045. 03/27: Spring Eggstravaganza Hop on down, but wear your running shoes for the annual Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt. Breakfast from 8:30-10am. Train rides, live music with Orange Sherbert, free bounce houses. Egg Hunt schedule: 10am for 2 and under and 10:15am for ages 3 to 4 and 5 to 8. Three separate hunts at two different times to help the morning flow smoothly. Bring a small basket or bag

to collect your eggs in. 8:30-11am. $4-6. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370. 03/27: The Train Singer Put on your engineer cap and check out the traditional and original train songs with Greg Schindel. 11am. $5-12. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. or

Through 03/28: ‘Animal vs. Animal: An Aesop’s Fables Mashup’ Written by Steve Yockey. Directed by Josh Costello. Featuring Patrick Jones and Danielle Levin. Shows at 1pm Sat.-Sun. $10-15. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208.

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 03/28: Marin Moonshiners Hike Three-mile hike with mid-hike sunset/moonrise picnic dinner. Hike begins and ends at the Pelican Inn Pub. 5:30-8:30pm. $15. Marin Moonshiners Hike, Pelican Inn Pub, Muir Beach. 331-0100. www.

04/01: Marin Audubon Society Birding Walk Len Blumin leads a walk to see last winter visitors and arriving neotropicals in breeding plumage. At Las Gallinas Storage Ponds, near McInnis Park, Novato. 8:30am-noon. Free. Las Gallinas Storage Ponds, McInnis Park at Las Gallinas, Novato. 388-4990.


booths, music, and light food. 9am-1pm. Free. City of San Rafael Volunteer Program, 1313 Fifth St., San Rafael. 485-3407.

03/27: Habitat Restoration at the Marin Stables Invasive species removal along the Moore Trail. Meet at the Marin Stables at the end of Wood Lane. 9am-noon. Free. Marin Municipal Water District, Fairfax. 945-1128. 03/27: Spring Fling on the Ring Open Space District partnered Green Gorillas, Marin Montessori, and Marin Country Day School sponsored hands-on educational outing focused on the plants of Marin County with naturalist David Herlocker and student educators. Lunch served at noon. 9am-1pm. Ring Mountain Preserve, From Hwy 101 in Corte Madera, take the Paradise Dr/Tamalpais Dr exit, head east on Paradise Dr, tur. 499-3778. www. Through 06/01: Help Build A Home Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is rehabilitating two foreclosed homes in Novato and San Rafael to provide affordable housing for local working families. Volunteer the construction site. 9am-4:30pm. Home, 1674 Center Road, Novato. 625-1025.

Through 06/20: Birdwatchers Needed for Heron Research Project Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Cypress Grove Research Center seeks birders to monitor an assigned heron and egret nesting site with scopes and binoculars from March-June. Contact for detailed information. Free Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Cypress Grove Research Center, Tomales Bay. 663-8203. <

03/27: Cesar Chavez Day of Service in San Rafael Volunteers needed for service and celebration at Davidson Middle School, Gerstle Park, and Bret Harte neighborhood. Events cleanups,

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Eckhart Tolle and Friends We meditate/discuss Tolle’s teachings. Shift your mind out of suffering into joy, 24/7! Fri., 7-9 in San Anselmo. RSVP 456-3341 Eckhart Tolle Community of Marin Marin Singles Wine Tasting Party

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4/1 FREE INTUITIVE ABILITIES WORKSHOP Learn how developing your intuitive abilities can change your life! Receive a free aura reading and lecture on clairvoyance, energy healing, manifesting abundance and other intuitive abilities. April 1 at 7pm in Mill Valley. A six-week “How to Heal Yourself” class begins April 8, at 7pm. 415/472-4814

herbalist Catherine Abby Rich invites you to meet the wild and wonderful medicinal herbs of Marin on an easy 3 1/2 hour walk through our lush Tennessee Valley. Learn identification clues, folklore and what’s good for what, on this adventure for all ages. Saturday, April 3 or April 10, 9:30am-1pm. Fee $40. Info: 415/924-5961 or Ask about the upcoming Herbal Apprentice training (wild gathering and medicine making series) and the famous Seaweed Safari.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123377 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MADDIE’S MUD, 120 MARINWOOD AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CARLOS SILVA, 331 ELLEN DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; ABIGAIL ROBB, 331 ELLEN DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. 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 February 26, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123297 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GRJ DESIGN, 441 LAVERNE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; GAS TOWER STUDIO, 441 LAVERNE AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: GEORGE REEVE JOLLIFFE, 441 LAVERNE AVENUE, 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 February 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123298 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WHISTLESTOP, 930 TAMALPAIS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIN SENIOR COORDINATING COUNCIL, INC., 930 TAMALPAIS AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in 1954. This statement was

STARSTREAM Week of March 25-March 31, 2010 ›› b y Ly n d a R ay ARIES (March 20 - April 19) The loony Moon joins your ruler (rambunctious Mars) in your entertainment house Thursday and Friday. Time to celebrate being an Aries by starting something—a romance, an art project, a challenging competition. It’s a brand new year for you. If the last year was unsatisfying, start fresh. Take a chance—after all, “adventure” falls under your zodiacal domain. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Waiting until after the Oscars to decide what movie to see is not “research.” View many films this week while your ruler (Venus) brings pleasure through escapism. Yes, you can rent them, download them or borrow them from the library. The point is to FORGET the reality of your bank balance. What part of “escapism” don’t you understand? GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) It’s easy to get ahead of yourself when your ruler (Mercury) occupies the rushed sign of Aries. You are prone to making instant decisions, many of which you will change as you second-guess yourself. If you are trying to choose between lovers, you get an answer of sorts on Monday or Tuesday. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Your confidence is sexy on Thursday and Friday. If you have a secret crush, you may now express your feelings and expect a positive response. Transportation is iffy on Saturday and Sunday. Monday’s full Moon in Libra emphasizes togetherness. LEO (July 22 - August 22) A power struggle is likely to traumatize you emotionally on Thursday or Friday. Not everyone understands that your royal decrees are not negotiable. The weekend requires flexibility about financial issues. Monday and Tuesday are physically tiring as lunar energy wins out over the mighty Sun. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Don’t look now, but your magnetism is attracting a crowd. Your work life can wait, can’t it? Springtime awakens the lust in you. Everything you do, everywhere you go and everything you experience heightens your physical senses. Enjoy. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Your ruler (lovable Venus) has a nice connection with magical Neptune that carries you through the weekend into Monday. At that point the full Moon in your sign provides a satisfying result to something initiated 14 days ago. On Wednesday, Venus moves into the sensuous sign of Taurus, accentuating your seductive qualities. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) If you are employed, tone it down when the boss is around. Your work environment is having a lively effect on you. If you’re currently out of work, you are likely to be motivated to start your own business. With the wages being offered now, you’re almost certainly better off being an entrepreneur. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) As fearless Mars charges through your house of broadening horizons, you are inspired to plan an adventurous trip. Those of you who prefer your challenges in the world of academia may seek out yet another degree to pursue. Chances are you won’t get finished with any of these things before Mars moves on. But that won’t stop you from trying... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) As your ruler (ambitious Saturn) has backed away from the obsessive energy of Pluto, it is a good week for indulging in simple pleasures and you are ready to balance out your hard work with a bit of relaxation. Meanwhile, Monday’s full Moon illuminates your professional standing. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The moody Moon in your relationship house on Thursday and Friday may cause flare-ups between you and your sweetie. Saturday and Sunday do not offer much relief, but after the weekend, a Libra full Moon brings peace and understanding. On Wednesday, art-loving Venus enters the home sector of your chart. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Fiery energy rules on Thursday and Friday. Join in the mayhem or head over to your favorite Cancer’s home. Stay in touch, since the weekend is the bottom of your lunar cycle and no one understands mood fluctuations like a Cancer. On Monday evening the full Moon lights up your intimacy house. < Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123394 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GRAND SPA, 777 GRAND AVENUE, SUITE 203, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ANDREW CHENG, 3222 PROMONTORY CIRCLE, SAN RAMON, CA 94583. 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 March 2, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123399 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OPTIMA RELOCATION, 610-A ELDRIDGE COURT, NOVATO, CA 94947: MARIE-HELENE SENHAUX, 610-A ELDRIDGE COURT, NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 March 2, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123388 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as XLUCID GRAPHICS, 6 RIVER OAKS CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JOHN R. CRIST, 6 RIVER OAKS CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 1, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010) STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL PARTNER: WITHDRAWAL NUMBER: 201120. 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: BIG PROMOTER. Date Of Withdrawal: FEBRUARY 16, 2010. Original FBN Number: 2009120607. Original Date Filed: APRIL 21, 2009. County Where Filed: MARIN. Fictitious Business Name(s): BIG PROMOTER, 819 A ST., #36, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Name Of Withdrawing Partner: FELIPE GESUELI, 155 ANDERSON DR., #3106, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. (Pacific Sun: March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010123351

The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GREENTOWEL.ORG, 121 CLORINDA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JACOB R. WEISS, 121 CLORINDA, 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 February 23, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123295 The following individuals is doing business as MOVING PARTS PRODUCTIONS, INC., 25 SAN CARLOS, B; PO BOX 1323, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: MOVING PARTS PRODUCTIONS, INC., 25 SAN CARLOS, B; PO BOX 1323, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on February 10, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010)


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›› ADViCE GODDESS® by Amy Alko n


This guy I met online seemed so perfect when we talked on the phone. We then had the perfect date—talking into the wee hours and ending up in bed. Then, poof! He was gone. Not even a return phone call. I’d understand if we’d had a so-so time. But, we had great fun— the most I’ve had in ages. So...was he on a different date than I was...or what?—Slammed


Here’s a man you could’ve been with forever—if only you’d taken the liberty of cuffing him to the chair in your front room. But, it seemed like the perfect date! Well, maybe his idea of perfection is romancing the hell out of a woman, getting her into bed and getting outta Dodge. Or maybe, he decided to never see you again, but figured he’d see you naked first. You want to believe “This is love!” not “This is yet another guy who wants to get some while his girlfriend’s on business in Boston.” But, because of a common human cognitive error called “confirmation bias,” you’re prone to pay attention to stuff that suggests “We’re meant for each other!” and ignore stuff that suggests he’s thinking “For about five-and-a-half hours.” The human brain is a shifty little critter. Some evolutionary psychologists believe early humans would’ve been paralyzed by a clear picture of harsh (sometimes sabertoothed) reality, so we evolved the ability to shut down information-processing accuracy in the face of scary or ugly. So, you take in information—wow, funny guy...nice Mercedes!...hmmm, 11am and he smells like gin. Your brain arranges the positive stuff in lit glass showcases in the front of your consciousness and dumps what you don’t want to know behind boxes in some dusty storeroom...leaving you shocked when you finally hear “those three little words,” and they’re “That’s All, Folks!” Beyond your brain’s tendency to say “Gee, that’s depressing. I think I’ll believe this instead!” if you’re like many women, finding love isn’t enough; you need a great story behind it: “We were childhood sweethearts, then we never saw each other again— until that day in the Peace Corps when we literally bumped into each other in the jungle.” When your story’s something like “He ‘winked’ at me on,” and especially if you’re on the lonely/desperate side, it’s tempting to fab it up with “Love at first sight! We just knew!” As opposed to “We found lots to like but thought we’d get to know each other before calling it more than a consistently good time.” When things get really intense really fast, it can feel like you burned through the entire relationship in a single date. The faster things move, the more likely a guy is to feel you’re just dates away from fitting him with his electronic dog collar. Plus, it’s a downer to a guy if it’s no work to win you—if he immediately has you eating out of his hand like a deer. Now, if you don’t care if you ever see a guy again, and think it’s unlikely he buried his last date behind his garage, go ahead and have sex on the first date. Otherwise, cross your legs for at least a few dates, and swap use of the P word, as in Mr. Perfect, for the other P word, Mr. Perhaps. Look only to have a good time, and you’re less likely to find yourself “On a date with destiny!” while the guy across the table from you is on a date with...wait, is it LuvNLife777 or gurl4u29?


My boyfriend has a strange fetish: He gets very turned on seeing me in soaking wet blue jeans and likes me to wear them in the tub. My sister says I should dump him and find someone normal. However, he treats me great and sex is great...just add water.—Drenched


“Just add jellyfish,” and you’ve got a problem. Yeah, it’s a little unusual: “Honey, I’m drawing you a bath. Wanna get dressed?” But, if it doesn’t creep you out or cost you your job, what’s the big deal? You’re consenting adults. It’s not like he’s demanding you hold the cat underwater while he’s filling the tub. In relationships, people do all sorts of things to please their partners: change their religion, drive a hybrid, regrout the bathroom. It’s when the request is sex-related that other people get all eeked out. Frankly, with the crazy letters I get about where people are putting spikes in other people’s bodies, your boyfriend’s fetish is most noteworthy for how G-rated it is. Just go into any sex shop, ask for their rack of pre-shrunk, bootcut Levis and they’ll laugh you out of the place—all the way to that famous sexual fetishwear purveyor, otherwise known as The Gap. < © 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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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 105 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010123419 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DEEP BODY PILATES AND REHABILITATION, 28 LAVERNE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SHARON L. GALLAGHER, 28 LAVERNE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 3, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 3, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123333 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PREFERRED ELECTRIC & LIGHTING COMPANY, 1945 E. FRANCISCO BLVD., STE. 37, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: COLONIA ELECTRIC, INC., 1945 E. FRANCISCO BLVD., STE. 37, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 15, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 22, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123493 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MEMO’S RESTAURANTE Y TAQUERIA, 555 E. FRANCISCO BLVD., #20, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ARMANDO SEGURA, 555 E. FRANCISCO BLVD., #20, 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 March 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123510 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LARRY’S YARD LANDSCAPING, 200 POSADA DEL SOL, #19, NOVATO, CA 94949: JAIME GONZALEZ, 200 POSADA DEL SOL, #19, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein in 2003. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010123528 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EQUITY BANCORP, 900 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EQUITY BANCORP, INC., 900 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 March 16, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123526 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DEHESA FOODS, 15 JUANITA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: EDWARD LEKWART, 15 JUANITA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 16, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 16, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123537 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COCINA YUCATECA, 783 ANDERSON DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SANG K. LEE, 15 AARON DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. 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 March 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123536 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as QUEST, 673 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: HOOSHANG SEDAGHATFAR, 243 REED BLVD., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; SAEED SEDAGHATFAR, 243 REED BLVD., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2010. This statement

was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123522 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FALAFEL HUT RESTURANT, 1115 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MOHAMED MOSLAM SHAWA, 2745 HILLVIEW DR., FAIRFIELD, CA 94534. 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 March 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304169 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): MK SALON, 6 CALIFORNIA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: 7/17/2008; 8/21/2008; 9/22/2008. Under File Nos.: 117940; 118289; 118289. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): MAURO O. PEREGRINO, JR., 2437 21st AVE., OAKLAND, CA 94606. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on March 18, 2010. (Pacific Sun: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010123551 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JCB LEASING, 1946 CASTLE DRIVE, PETALUMA, CA 94954; JCB COMPANY, 1946 CASTLE DRIVE, PETALUMA, CA 94954: DAWN STANLEY, 1946 CASTLE DRIVE, PETALUMA, CA 94954. These businesses are 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 March 18, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2,9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010123440 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as YUM, 73 THROCKMORTON AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: DONALD EDWARD WEBB, 73 THROCKMORTON AVE., 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 March 5, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123498 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SWAGGER SOUND, 7 ASH AVE., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: SEAN THOMAS CARNEY, 7 ASH AVE., 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 March 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 123518 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AAA CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY, 17.5 FRANCES STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ISMAIL ERDOGAN, 17.5 FRANCES 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 March 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 2010)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WYNN WYMAN OLIVER, AKA WYNN OLIVER, WYNN W. OLIVER. Case No. PR-1001328. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of WYNN WYMAN OLIVER, AKA WYNN OLIVER, WYNN W. OLIVER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: JANN M. AANESTAD in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JANN M. ANESTAD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: April 19, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept.: K, Room: K, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: JULIA P. WALD, 1108 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 202, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. (415) 482-7555. (Publication Dates: March 19, 26; April 2, 2010). NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DOROTHY P. KELLY, aka DOROTHY PAIGE KELLY, aka DOROTHY KELLY, aka DOROTHY RITA KELLY, aka DOROTHY R. KELLY. Case No. PR-1001378. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DOROTHY P. KELLY, aka DOROTHY PAIGE KELLY, aka DOROTHY KELLY, aka DOROTHY RITA KELLY, aka DOROTHY R. KELLY. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: PETER JOHN KELLY and KEVIN FRANCIS KELLY in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PETER JOHN KELLY and KEVIN FRANCIS KELLY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: April 26, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept.: K, Room: K, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: TAMARA M. POLLEY, SBN 151738, GIANELLI, POLLEY & HADELL, 27 SOUTH SHEPHERD STREET, SUITE â œAâ ù; PO BOX 458, SONORA, CA 95370, (209) 5332233. (Publication Dates: March 26; April 2, 9, 2010)

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