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hough Andrew Pansini is a longtime resident of Marin, as Chairman of the Board of Sutter Health he’s apparently much more concerned about the health of Sutter’s bank account than the health of our community. Pansini has remained silent while the corporation he leads takes millions from MGH, our district hospital.1 By the time the transition to local control is complete next week on June 29, Sutter will have transferred an estimated $180,000,000 out of Marin General Hospital.1 Sutter tells us the money is being used to help poor hospitals in other communities. Not true.3 Most of it is being used to purchase real estate, like Marin Square, where

lucrative outpatient services can be developed, and to try to buy out physician practices here in Marin and elsewhere. But that money belongs to Marin General — our community hospital owned by the public. That money should be used to rebuild Marin General to make it seismically safe. The Chairman of the Board of Marin General Hospital, Robert Heller, claims he is powerless to stop Sutter’s money grab.2 And the Chairman of the Board of Sutter, Andrew Pansini, says nothing. Absolutely nothing. We say, enough is enough.

Call Andrew Pansini at (707) 781-9344 x228 and tell him to return the money to Marin General. Paid for by the Friends of Marin Healthcare District and Jonathan Frieman, in support of and in solidarity with the Alliance to Save Our Hospital. See http://www.marinhealthcare.org/ for more info.

1 Halstead R. Sutter Health slammed at San Rafael meeting. Marin Independent Journal. 2010. Available at http://www.marinij.com/ ci_15089610. Access June 11, 2010. 2 Halstead R. Boar d powerless to stop Sutter from raiding Marin General’s proÀts, says chairman. AllBusiness.com. 2009. Available at http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-ofÀces/12998538-1htm. Accessed June 11, 2010.

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›› LETTERS I don’t judge selfish, unforgivable trust-fund yuppies... I’m writing regarding Jason Walsh’s recent Behind the Sun article about the uncouth male stripper from 1980 [“Flesh for Fantasy,” June 11]. I lived in the big house above the garage apartment where “Daryl The ‘creative-eccentric’ who Drawers” lived [the lived below Will Bowman, Pac Sun was unable at work in 1980. to reach the former stripper for comment about the old story, so we changed his name lest he be a tad bashful about his former career]. ’Twaz on West California, back in the days when we could share a very nice four-bedroom house with a garage apartment above in Mill Valley for $175 apiece. Yes, that’s why there were so many creative-eccentrics living in MV... But, alas, Mill Valley got discovered, the real estate zoomed, the sociological fabric segued into those of wealth moving to “Beautiful Mill Valley,” so close to San Fran with astounding natural beauty and an enclave for a unique arty sensibility. And thus, as the prices rose, the colorful characters who defined MV dispersed to other scenarios—like Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, Austin, Costa Rica, etc... I just moved back from many years abroad. Hey, it’s still special here. I just put on my

blinders to the selfish/self-centered newbies— it’s so funny that they think they are tres nouveau with their trust funds, et al... But I choose to laugh and not really judge...they are quite amusing if in a forgiving mood... Will Boman, Mill Valley

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Putting the ‘spit’ back into hospitality... I read Jason Walsh’s review of Chianti Cucina, in which the floor manager of the new Novato restaurant moved him and his wife to a smaller table in the middle of their 10th anniversary dinner [“The Good, the Bad and the Chianti,” June 11]. I would never go to Chianti after reading what they did to you. Are you kidding? Why, why, why didn’t you get up and leave? To continue to review the place and even recommend it? Aren’t you the least bit concerned about your own credibility as a reviewer? I’d be interested to hear how they followed up with you and how quickly the staff involved in that incident were fired. A restaurant is first and foremost a hospitality business. They need to know that customers are assets that they take care of, not sheep. Who cares if co-owner Bonnie is an interior designer? You won’t find me at this place. Thanks for the warning. Mariah Baird, San Anselmo

Editor’s note: Thanks for the sympathies, Mariah. Allow me to respond to your questions. To begin with, we couldn’t walk out—I was there to review the place, which somewhat implies staying for an entire meal, even if

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Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com it includes an unpleasant turn of events. A restaurant could be slipping cyanide into my marzipan and I’d still pretty much have to stick around for the digestif. As for credibility, I believe I would’ve lost a lot of credibility if I’d slammed Chianti too much for moving us to a bad table on our anniversary. (I did spend the first three paragraphs on it, so it’s not like I gave it a pass.) One of my pet peeves with food critics is that they personalize reviews too much. Most newspapers these days only have the budget to send a writer to restaurant a single time, and if something out of the ordinary happens—something that very likely won’t ever happen to the other patrons (especially after the owners read the writeup)—it’s pretty unfair of the writer to dismiss the restaurant simply because it happened to him or her on the one visit. Because, in the end, we thought the quality of food was high and really dug the atmosphere—sort of the restaurant version of the “it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it” theory of rock criticism. For what it’s worth, Chianti co-owner Mark Robertson wrote me, thanking me for the review, apologizing for moving us to another table and saying that he’s told the staff to cut that sort of thing out in the future. So we hope, it’s problem solved, and Novato’s got a fine addition to its stable of restaurants.

to your opinion about our supposed biases. What we’re not so sure about is your statement that the district already has a “fully certified staff [that will] continue running the plant as they’ve done...” From what we’ve been led to understand, the district’s wastewater treatment plant is what’s called a “Grade 4” plant (they’re graded on a scale of 1 to 5) and that requires its two chief plant operators to be certified as “Grade 4” or “Grade 5” operators. According to the district, the four district employees working at the plant are only Grades 3 or 2 so, in the transition from the old plant to the new, the district hired a pair of Grade 5 Veolia managers to supervise the plant in the run-up to the June 8 election. Another Veolia employee was added to manage environmental and safety functions, while a pair of lower-level temporary staffers were brought in to complement the district employees. From our count, that makes five non-district employees operating the plant alongside four district employees—none of whom, according to the district, are certified to supervise operations. The point may be moot anyway, as now that the absentee ballots have been tallied, the county elections office indicates that Measure F narrowly prevailed [see Newsgrams, p. 8].

The whole shocking story Your biased delivery of the news that No on F prevailed in Novato is shocking. [In reporting on the initial reports of Measure F’s failure in its June 11 election-results roundup, the Pac Sun wrote, “The Novato Sanitary District is going to have to look to someone other than the Veolia Water company to run its new treatment plant...”]. Novato will not have to look to someone else now that a foreign conglomerate has been given the boot. The district has a very competent, fully certified staff to continue running the plant as they’ve done throughout the period that the new plant has gradually become operational. Colleen Rose, Novato

Editor’s note: Thanks for checking in, Colleen. Not sure where you found “bias” in our statement that “someone other than the Veolia Water company” would run the new treatment plant if the measure failed, since it is a referendum on exactly that—whether Veolia would run the treatment plant. But you’re entitled

And no, eating your catch doesn’t make it all right...

These kids are going cuckoo! Hi there! Often in my travels I find myself sitting in outdoors food/sitting areas at local shopping centers. I noticed as the parents are talking with others on phone or in person, the kids are chasing the birds as they look for food or socialize on the ground. To the best of my understanding this chasing of the birds is illegal and not acceptable. Parents are not watching kids! A wildcare person, San Rafael

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coalition of opponents to a proposed Marin Municipal Water District desalination plant has collected enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that requires approval of district voters before MMWD can proceed with a desalination project. Backers of the initiative say they intend it to prevent the district from spending any funds to construct a desalination facility. But critics say it would prevent much more than construction. “It seems pretty straightforward to me that it would ban not just construction but also planning, evaluation of desalination,” says David Behar, president of the district board. Desal has been studied in different forms for 20 years, but substantive issues remain open for evaluation. Behar continues, “This initiative represents a gag order for the district. It shuts down evaluation of environmental issues, it would stop us from figuring out how to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions of a plant, it would eliminate our ability to put out contracts to evaluate fisheries issues, it would stop us from finding out how much a plant would even cost. It could possibly even stop us from working at a staff level to balance the different supply options the district might have in the future.” Backers insist it’s aimed only at spend-

ing construction money and not intended to prevent the district from talking, planning and evaluating. Proponents and leaders of the coalition that submitted the initiative to the registrar of voters last week include Dr. Bill Rothman, Dr. Larry Rose, Loren Moore of the Surfrider Foundation Marin, Katherine Da Silva Jain of the Marin Water Coalition and Adam Scow of Food and Water Watch. The coalition collected 18,011 signatures. To qualify for the ballot, the initiative needed 11,069 signatures, according to the Marin registrar of voters. On June 18, the registrar took a random sample of the signatures collected to determine how many were valid. Based on the sample, the registrar determined that 15,431 signatures would be valid, over one-third more than the number needed to qualify. Gathering that many signatures on an issue as complex as water supply and delivery is a tough task. But proponents prepared a leaflet for their signaturegathering effort that boiled the issues down to a basic argument: “Please Sign the Ballot Initiative. Assure the public’s right to prevent a $400 million boost in our water bills.” The leaflet acknowledged that the district has paused its move toward 10 > building a desalination plant but

›› NEWSGRAMS Measure F measures up at ballot box F received a passing grade after all, as the Novato Sanitary District measure that trailed by about 150 votes on election night came back to win by 185. After an initial 10,510 ballots were tallied on June 8, the measure trailed 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent. But the remaining 4,600 absentee ballots leaned in the district’s favor in what’s turned out to be a paper-thin voting margin. The divisive measure revolves around whether the sanitary district will contract French company Veolia Water to run its new wastewater treatment plant.The district projects that the fiveyear $15.6 million contract would save the district about $7 million; opponents of the measure argue that current district employees can run the new plant and that Veolia’s environmental track record is subpar. A combination of Veolia plant supervisors and district plant operators has been running the plant in the run-up to the election. The results will be certified July 6. ‘Are 57 advisory boards really necessary?’ asks grand jury Marin’s sure got a lot of governing going on, concludes a Marin County Civil Grand Jury report issued this week. In its review of local governance and its price tag, the grand jury tallied Marin’s total governmental entities at 130—a number that includes county government and the planning commission, along with 11 municipalities, 19 school districts, the community college district, 33 special districts, seven special purpose districts and 57 advisory boards.The 130 entities are run by 664 people, many of them salaried and benefited.The report,“The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price,”found that price to be more than $1.4 billion per year—or nearly $5,500 per county resident.The report didn’t recommend any specific actions, but noted that fire, sanitary, water and public utility districts most often share boundaries and duplicate services and costs. “Previous suggestions that some functions be consolidated have not been adopted, with boards and voters favoring local control,”noted the report.“These decisions have a cost, and the current financial stress is highlighting these costs.” No new teachers’ dirty looks at Deer Park School School’s out for summer—and possibly out permanently at the old Deer Park School. At a packed June 17 meeting in which the Ross Valley School District was to decide how to deal with the skyrocketing elementary school population in the valley, the board voted 3-2 to expand facilities at existing schools—and not build a new school at the Deer Park site on Porteous Avenue in Fairfax. The idea of resurrecting K-5 activities at the old Deer Park School had become a spitball in the eye of the board, as Porteous Avenue neighbors claimed that reopening a school on the narrow street would cause a traffic nightmare on school days. Meanwhile, supporters of the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center, currently housed in the former Deer Park School facilities, threw a fit at the thought of losing their beloved care center, which serves about 90 low-income families. Even the Fairfax Town Council entered the fray by unanimously signing on to a letter to the RVSD castigating the Deer Park plan and throwing its support behind“adding capacity”to existing school sites. Next up for the board is to plan a campaign to pass a November measure that will raise $41 million for school facilities.—Jason Walsh EXTRA! EXTRA! Post your Marin news at ›› pacificsun.com

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‘It’s up to you not to heed the call-up—I don’t wanna die’—The Clash, 1980. Dodging the draft was a full-time job, 30 years years ago ago this week. It was the first week of the first summer of the 1980s and already Americans were feeling the heat. The Iran hostage crisis had reached its half-year mark and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan looked like another domino plummeting over the rim of the Marxist cauldron. With the United States spoon stirring international waters to a boil, Jimmy Carter had asked the patriotic young men of the most powerful nation on earth to offer their service in defense of country. And Marinites responded with typical Me Decade eloquence: No way, Jose! Earlier that year, the U.S. Congress had appropriated funds for President Carter to initiate peacetime draft registration, which would require all 18- to 20-year-olds to record their name, address and birth date with Selective Service; it wasn’t an end to the all-volunteer force or a prelude to war, reasoned Carter. Just a time-saving measure to help mobilize troops in case of an emergency. And if you were buying that, said Marin, we’ve got front-row tickets to the Moscow Olympics to sell you, as well. “I won’t die for the Shah,” read the graffiti that began appearing on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard lampposts and Highway 101 overpasses after Congress announced the appropriation of draft funds. It had been eight years since the draft officially ended and 1980s Americans weren’t yet nostalgic for a return to the pre-Fonzi days of the Nixon-era. After more than 2 million men were conscripted into service during the Vietnam War—a war that saw 58,000 Americans killed and 350,000 wounded—county residents weren’t asking what they could do for their country. They were asking how closely the Mounties checked passports at the Canadian border. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Tam High graduate Tim Reck told Sun reporter Catherine Peters for her story “Registration Resurrected.” “I’ll have to weigh out what I really feel.” “I think I’ll wait until the last minute to register,” strategized his friend Richard, 19. “If enough people don’t register, I won’t either.” Redwood High student Spiros Hinze chose the direct approach, and simply pinned a button to his jacket that said, “F-CK THE DRAFT.” His silent protest was rewarded with a suspension. Whatever Tim, Richard or Spiros decided to do,

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however, a tidy road trip to Canada wasn’t in the Uno cards—the tundra north of the Saint Lawrence was no longer accepting draft-age Americans as “landed immigrants.” In fact, Selective Service officials went so far as to announce it would be much more difficult to avoid the draft by declaring “extreme hardship” or “conscientious objector” status. That being said, comforted conscription counselor Charles Johnson, dodging the draft “is not an impossible task.” Johnson was a San Anselmo military-law attorney who himself had been drafted in 1967. While he did not officially condone draft dodging, he did feel it his duty to provide information about “the alternatives available to those subjected to the law.” At the very least, he said, “you can register and then hope for a high lottery number.” But those army avoiders weren’t taking advantage of the next best draft duck to having an uncle in the Senate— getting declared 4-F! It’s definitely a “fertile field,” affirmed Johnson. “That classification isn’t necessarily for 90-pound weaklings or [the mentally handicapped],” instructed the attorney. The most benign civilian problems can earn a lucky 4-F, he declared, including severe dandruff or chronic hangnail. “If you’re knee-deep in mud after a monsoon and you can’t live without Selsun Blue three times a day the military won’t want you,” advised Johnson. “They want only the fittest out there in the rice paddies.” Despite the attorney’s encouraging tips about the benefits of ingrowing your toenails, Marin families felt their backs were up against the recruitment office wall and prepared for their last resort—sabotage!

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1. Pictured at top right: What city in Marin County is named for an archangel, well known in Judaism and Christianity, famous for performing acts of healing? 2. What three-letter word can be defined in these opposing ways: to sneak in (as a line) or to sneak out (as a class)? 3. A single mother moves to China, where her young son, influenced by a master teacher, excels in martial arts. This is the plot of what currently popular film? 4. Identify these national leaders: 4a. President of Venezuela 4b. Chancellor of Germany 4c. The newest British prime minister 5. True or false: Soccer goalies can always use their hands to block a ball. 6. What creature has the most legs...and how many does it have? 7. The 1990 autobiographical film Postcards from the Edge was based on Carrie Fisher’s journey through addiction, and her relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds. What actresses played the lead roles of mother and daughter in this film? 8. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in what country? 9. This ice cream flavor, created by William Dreyer in 1929, was given its unusual name “to give folks something to smile about in the midst of the Great Depression.” Name this flavor, which contains chocolate, marshmallow and nuts. 10. Pictured at bottom right: This person, about 2,500 years ago, achieved enlightenment after meditating under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, India. Give his historical and more well known name.

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A newly formed group called Parents and Friends Against the Draft was already mobilized and had a plan that would bring the military-industrial complex to its knees. “The group suggests waiting to register until the last possible day,” wrote Peters, “thus jamming up the paperwork.” PFAD’s leader, Lee Mines, even had a stratagem to turn government inefficiency into a weapon against the recruiters. “I can get in line at the post office and buy one stamp, then get back in line for one more stamp,” plotted Mines. “If hundreds of parents are willing to do that, it can add to the confusion...” But were Marinites taking the whole Selective Service law too seriously? Or, as the Kinks sang later that year, was it a case of “paranoia—the destroyer”? “Historically,” pointed out Peters, “draft means war.” Since 1940, noted the writer, every elected president prior to Carter had had the draft available—and used it in battle. Despite the overwhelming anti-draft

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attitude of Marin’s parents, students and congregations, one business spoke out loudly in favor of the military making men out of our boys—the Marin IJ. “The U.S. maintains its military might,” declared the paper in an editorial that week, “because of the clear and present danger posed by the aggressive attitude of other world powers. [The Soviet Union] is unlikely to be impressed by weakness... The way to avoid a nuclear holocaust is to have a strong, conventional army and navy to protect the nation, home and hearth. John Wayne, where are you when we need you?” However, as the Sun pointed out, the IJ overlooked one important fact—John Wayne dodged the World War II draft with a family deferral. As Wayne famously said in the 1939 western Stagecoach, “There are some things a man just can’t run away from.” Perhaps. But, like the Duke, Marin’s 19year-olds would sure give it their best sprint. ✹ Share your John Wayne memories with Jason at jwalsh@ pacificsun.com. JUNE 25 -JULY 1, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 9


â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş UPFRONT < 8 Taking the plan out of plant claimed that the district seemed likely to resume a rush to desalination. It stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Public must already have in place the Right to Vote about whether or not it should be built.â&#x20AC;? That $400-million ďŹ gure was thrown around with abandon. Behar and other district ofďŹ cials point out that last year, the district board approved an environmental impact report that calls for the possibility of constructing a 5-milliongallon-a-day desalination plant at a cost of about $105 million. The district could expand the plant in the future, but the project considered in the environmental report was and is the 5-million-gallona-day option. Initiative backers bumped up the dollar ďŹ gure by throwing in the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;build and operate.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right to Voteâ&#x20AC;? slogan is the same coercive technique PG&E used in its failed attempt to convince voters to approve Proposition 16. That proposition would have forced a two-thirds vote before cities could form public-power agencies such as Marin Clean Energy. It also is similar to the one used in Novato to convince voters to force the Novato Sanitary District to rescind a contract with Veolia Water to operate the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new water treatment plant for ďŹ ve years. District ofďŹ cials there say Veolia will save

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ratepayers millions of dollars. Opponents say it will eliminate union jobs and give control of a public resource to a private corporation. UnofďŹ cial election results indicate the move to rescind the contract was narrowly defeated and operation of the plant will remain with Veolia. These situations illustrate a blocking tactic aimed at removing decisionmaking from duly elected public ofďŹ cials during their terms in ofďŹ ce. The Marin Clean Energy (MCE) similarity is particularly apt. Opponents of the local-power agency campaigned to spike the ďŹ&#x201A;edgling agency by saying the councilmembers in Marin cities lacked the political (and moral) authority to cast votes that hooked their cities to the MCE train. Opponents called for a popular vote before MCE could proceed. The state law that enabled local-power agencies is also the law that set up the procedure that allowed city councils to make the decision to join or opt out of local-power plans. What seems to one an attempt to throw up roadblocks is the heart and soul of a democratic society to another. The issue of direct democracy versus representative democracy in the case of desalination and the water district has fomented furor over numbers and planning issues aimed at water supply, demand and delivery. Even the wording of the initiative is a cause of major disagreementâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and

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possibly major consequences. Rothman worked on writing it. He says Food and Water Watch provided legal consultation. This is the same organization that aided opponents of the Novato Sanitary District contract with Veolia. Food and Water Watch is a staunch opponent of privatizing water systems; it also opposes desalination. The organization funded a study by a former MMWD conservation manager that stated the district can avoid the need for a desalination plant through continued conservation and upgrades to its infrastructure. The district has contested the study, and district ofďŹ cials continue to point out that desalination represents the only drought-proof measure to provide additional water supply. Nevertheless, the study remains a key bullet in the arsenal of desalination opponents. The Marin Responsible Water Policy Ballot Initiative reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This ordinance is intended to require that only if there is an afďŹ rmative vote for such actions, by the voters of MMWD, may MMWD issue any bonds to construct a desalination facility or spend any other funds or make contracts to plan for, engineer or construct a desalination facility.â&#x20AC;? The words â&#x20AC;&#x153;or spend any other funds or make contracts to planâ&#x20AC;? trouble those who believe the district should proceed with investigating the effects of a desalination plant on long-term water supply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Depending upon how you want to read

the word [plan] in there,â&#x20AC;? says Paul Helliker, MMWD general manager, would determine whether the intent includes a prohibition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;an analysis of supply and demand, determining whether or not desal is necessary. Does it include looking at an environmental study for the purposes of determining whether we can get a permit? I would say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty broad, and you could interpret it to mean anything.â&#x20AC;? Helliker and Behar say the loose language might even prevent district staff from working on envisioning a desalination plant and its efďŹ cacy. The district pays staff and, as Helliker says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one works here for free.â&#x20AC;? Although the district has been investigating desalination for decades, and the board approved an environmental impact report last year, in April the board voted to pause the desalination process because water supply and demand showed a decline in water use. The district already has embarked on an ambitious conservation program as well as projects to improve its infrastructure. The district expected to see a 5 percent decline in water consumption resulting from those programs and projects, but the numbers showed an 8.5 percent decline. Directors decided to put the desalination discussion on hold while the district determines whether the decline is an anomaly or the start of a sustainable trend. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the latter, the need for a de-

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the ďŹ sheries.â&#x20AC;? Some environmental groups and healthy-ďŹ sh proponents have come out against desalination because, they say, it will harm the ecosystem. But the environmental impact report for the plant shows negligible effects on the environment. The technology of desalination just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit well with the pro-conservation forces. They say that Marinites should learn to live within their water budgets in a Mediterranean climate. But desalination proponents have a recurring refrain: Desalination is the only droughtproof supply that can act as a water insurance policy for drought. All thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard sell when bumped up against the kind of rhetoric in the initiative leaďŹ&#x201A;et: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assure the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to prevent a $400 million boost in our water bills.â&#x20AC;? Rothman says the water district, unlike school districts, can collect bond money without voter approval because, unlike school districts, water district endeavors are paid for with ratepayer dollars rather than tax money. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fair, says Sashi McEntee, chairwoman of the Marin Republican Party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have set up a ďŹ nancing vehicle [for bond money] that allows them to issue bond ďŹ nancing without getting a vote of the people. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what has people ďŹ red up.â&#x20AC;? Fired up is one thing, but playing with ambiguous language is another. The district probably could live with an initiative that explicitly states it can continue investigating the possibility of a desalination plant but cannot move to construction without a popular vote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But they are saying we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want you to do a single thing on desal, including even a responsible level of analysis and planning,â&#x20AC;? says Helliker. â&#x153;š

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SAN FRANCISCO — Corinne Duwe more than a dozen states, a slim majority of and her fiancee have a date to marry—July California voters passed the initiative ban12, 2011. ning homosexual marriage. Whether they can tie the knot legally “I honestly believed in that time of hope, in California could depend upon a ruling with racial barriers coming down in that elecexpected next month from federal Judge tion, that California would not pass ProposiVaughn Walker. Last week, the chief U.S. tion 8,” Duwe said. “I was riding this wave District Court judge spent a day listening to of hope, and seeing those election results so closing arguments in a San Francisco landdisgustingly close, it was really heartbreaking.” mark trial that could ultimately free gays and The election results also broke the hearts of lesbians throughout the U.S. to wed. attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies. Based upon his questions, Walker seemed The pair opposed one another in the Bush v. as though he could be leaning toward allow- Gore Supreme Court battle, which decided ing gays and lesbians to marry. Legal experts, the 2000 presidential election. Conservative however, say it is impossible to predict how Olson defended Bush; liberal Boies defended the judge will rule or how his own sexual Gore. The odd couple of legal powerhouses preference—he recame together with fused to comment two same-sex couples earlier this year when who, like Duwe, the San Francisco missed their window Chronicle identified of opportunity durhim as gay—will facing which they could tor into his decision. marry, and last May The only certainty filed the federal lawin the case appears to suit to try to overturn be that regardless of California’s same-sex how this round in the marriage ban. history of gay mar“Of course,” Olson riage plays out, the said during a press federal case will be conference following appealed to the U.S. the closing arguSupreme Court. If the ments, “this is a civil highest court takes Shelly Bailes and Ellen Pontac, of Davis, gloat over their rights case. This is the case, in all likeli- role in the erosion of heterosexual marriage. the core of civil rights hood it would be the in America.” first case that the nine justices hear on what “Discrimination lives in the dark,” Boies same-gender marriage advocates have framed said during the press conference at Hastings as a civil rights issue. The highest court’s de- College of the Law. “If you can get people to cision in the case could legalize gay marriage see these people—our clients, our friends— the way Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial discrimination doesn’t have a chance.” marriage in 1967 and Roe v. Wade legalized Charles Cooper, the attorney defending abortion in 1973. Proposition 8, framed the case entirely difDuwe, who speaks about gay and lesbian ferently. For him, it is not a question of civil issues to high school students throughout rights but of voter rights. “The central and Marin County, considered marrying during overriding question is whether the issue the summer and fall of 2008, when 18,000 should be decided in [Walker’s] courtroom same-sex couples did legally wed. But she or by the people themselves,” he said, speakand her partner had only known one another ing before Olson and Boies at the same for about a year at the time the California press conference. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians During the closing arguments, Cooper had the right to marry. The campaign for depicted heterosexual marriage as “fundaProposition 8—a voter initiative that changed mental to the very existence and survival the state Constitution to strip them of that of the human race,” a means for the state right—was under way when they decided to ensure that men and women procreate they would not be rushed into a shotgun responsibly. “The historical record leaves no wedding. In any event, they felt certain that doubt,” he told the packed San Francisco voters would shoot down the measure. courtroom, “that the central purpose of But the same night that Americans marriage in virtually all societies and at all elected President Barack Obama, whose times has been to channel potentially prointerracial parents would not have been creative sexual relationships into enduring allowed to marry at the time of his birth in stable unions to increase the likelihood that 12 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2010

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any offspring will be raised by the man and woman who brought them into the world.” Walker asked Cooper if couples marry for the benefit of the community. “When one enters into a marriage, you don’t say, ‘Oh boy, I’m going to be able to benefit society by getting married,’ “ the judge said. “What you think of is I’m going to get a life partner, somebody that I can share my life with, maybe have children with. But all sorts of things come out of a marriage.” Cooper conceded that couples may not marry to benefit society, but he argued that the question is why government regulates marriage. “Why does the state regulate it?” Walker asked. “Because the marital relationship is fundamental to the existence and survival of the race,” Cooper replied. “Without the marital relationship, society would come to an end.” During his closing argument, Olson contended that Proposition 8’s proponents campaigned on the theme of “protect our children from learning that gay marriage is OK.” He said the campaign cast gays and lesbians in a negative light that evokes the kind of discrimination requiring constitutional protections. Olson argued that the initiative’s proponents dropped the protect-our-children theme during the three-week trial in favor of the theme that heterosexual marriage promotes procreation and same-sex marriage would erode respect for the institution. “After promising proof that people might stop marrying and cease procreating if Proposition 8 were overturned, the proponents switched course from that platform as well and argued that they actually had no idea and certainly no evidence that any of their prognostications would come to pass if Proposition 8 were to be enacted,” Olson said. “That is the essence of the case as it comes to the end of the trial and to the closing arguments. They just don’t know whether same-sex marriage will harm the institution of heterosexual marriage. And I submit that the overwhelming evidence in this case proves that we do know. And the fact is that allowing persons to marry someone of the same sex will not, in the slightest, deter heterosexuals from marrying, from staying married or from having babies.”

Walker allowed Olson to make his case against the state ballot initiative with limited interruptions. But the judge subjected Cooper to a barrage of questions, some appearing unsympathetic. After Cooper said that 7 million voters and 70 judges supported his view that only a man and a woman should have the right to marry, Walker asked why in light of so much support he offered only one witness. Cooper responded that he need not offer evidence, that the judge need only pull down any book off his shelf to see that the purpose of marriage has been to responsibly make and rear babies. Olson argued that Proposition 8 violates the equal-protection and due-process clauses of the U.S. Constitution by denying gays and lesbians the same fundamental right to marry as heterosexuals. He likened the right to one the Supreme Court granted to an interracial couple to marry in the state of Virginia in 1967. Olson pointed out that California led the way in allowing interracial marriage 20 years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage must be color blind. “The plaintiffs are in the same position as Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, who in 1967 had no interest in diluting the institution of marriage,” Olson said. “They only wanted to marry the person they loved, the person of their choice, who happened to be a person of a different race. “That’s all the plaintiffs desire, the right to marry the person they love, the person of their choice, who happens to be of the same sex.” During the initial phase of the trial, which was held last winter, eight historians and marriage experts testified that same-sex marriage would strengthen the institution of marriage, rather than weaken it. They placed blame for rising divorce rates squarely on heterosexual couples. The two couples who brought the lawsuit testified about the stigma they experience as homosexuals and how being able to marry would fulfill lifelong dreams and allow stability and normalcy for their children. Olson played videotape of their testimony during the closing arguments. “There’s something so humiliating about everybody knowing that you want to make that decision but you don’t get to,” plaintiff Kristin Perry said of marriage in the video. “If 17 >


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tewart Brand—one of the architects of the environmental movement— stunned his followers by enthusiastically endorsing nuclear power. At the same time the ultimate tree-hugger embraced an industry linked to the Chernobyl and Three Mile Island disasters, he turned his back on the organic-food movement and many of his Marin County neighbors by supporting what they call Frankenfood. The 71-year-old maverick’s recent actions might make him seem like a contrarian. But in an interview in his Sausalito library, parked next to an old fishing boat he uses as an office, he appears to be anything but. Though tired—he has just returned from a trip to Great Britain, where he and his friend, novelist Ian McEwan, shared a stage at the Dublin Writers Festival—he appears gracious, goodhumored and thrilled to reconsider any of his points of view. He spends nearly two-and-ahalf hours talking about his most recent book, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, and the glee he feels when he learns he has made a mistake. The man credited with being a major force in starting Earth Day acts as if he feels compelled to atone for the sins of his fellow knee-jerk environmentalists by keeping his feet firmly planted in science. After getting out of the U.S. Army, Brand, a Stanford University graduate who hung out with Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters during the Acid Test days and worked for Jerry Brown when he was governor, moved to Sausalito’s squatter houseboat community in 1963. He won the National Book Award for his legendary Whole Earth Catalog in 1972. Apple’s Steve Jobs called the catalog “one of the bibles of my generation” and “Google in paperback form.” Today, Brand and his wife, Ryan Phelan, live on a working 1912 tugboat berthed near his Sausalito office and spend weekends in their Petaluma home. Brand divides his work time between the Long Now Foundation, dedicated to promoting long-term thinking, and the Global Business Network.

Dressed in faded denim jeans and a matching shirt with a pen sticking out of a sleeve pocket and reading glasses hanging around his neck, Brand sits among stacks of books at a table with a pile of unopened mail. He says he is working on an afterword for the paperback edition of Whole Earth Discipline. The afterword will list the mistakes he made in the hardcover book—he should have supported clean coal and fusion, and he should have seen that space solar would never fly. Every quarter hour, his grandfather clock chimes. ●

Steamboat Stew: Brand and his wife live on a 1912 tugboat docked in Sausalito.

Is that a possibility? What turned you around on the There’s engineered microbes that may be nuclear issue? able to basically fix the carbon there at the Spending more time with research on clisite and turn it into something useful. Then mate, nuclear and the hazards of coal, not just there’s trying to scrub it and bury it, which I the greenhouse gases but everything else that don’t like very much, but it’s better than havgoes wrong, and realizing that the nuclearing it go into the atmosphere. waste issue, which is the main environmenAnd what do you suggest doing with talist issue and had been mine, is basically a nuclear waste? non-issue. It’s a small and has been a very wellThe law in Calimanaged problem. fornia is that we are Unlike our oil not allowed to site problem? Only one country has ever used any more reactors All of these things until there’s a nationnuclear weapons, and that was us. have downsides. ally approved spent Clearly we’re seeing... Our aversion to nuclear anything has fuel-storage site. That the Gulf oil’s down- some of that guilt, shame, abhorrence was going to be Yucca side. Natural gas Mountain. Yucca attached to it. keeps blowing people Mountain’s now off up. There’s downthe table. We’ve been sides to wind, there’s storing nuclear waste in New Mexico in the downsides to solar. You bulldoze 25 miles of WIPP, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, for 10 years desert to get electricity, and it’s still not very now, and that could be used for nuclearreliable. New generations of so-called small energy spent fuel. Obama shut down Yucca modular nuclear reactors are looking very Mountain and appointed a blue-ribbon comgood. There’s even better prospects for fusion mission to come up with a long-term policy than I thought. Basically, coal is still the cheapfor nuclear-waste disposal in the U.S. They est source of electricity. So since the book, I’ve may wind up saying there’s plenty of room in been persuaded that clean coal is something the WIPP. The salt formation it’s in has been probably worth pursing. China and India are in place for 250 million years. Other things are going to keep burning coal, even if we don’t. If coming along. One is to do a deep borehole. someone can come up with a way to capture Oil and gas guys routinely dig holes three the CO2 and turn it into something useful...

miles deep. You could do it at Diablo Canyon. Go down to the basement rock. Dump the stuff down three miles, pour in some concrete. It isn’t going anywhere. Two miles down is really stable. So why are people so resistant to nuclear? Only one country has ever used nuclear weapons, and that was us. Our aversion to nuclear anything has some of that guilt, shame, abhorrence attached to it. What’s interesting is that Japan, who was the victim, is a ferociously nuclear nation. The other thing that happened is that the environmental movement in the last 50 years has become more and more identified with the left. The left was always thoroughly against nuclear weapons. Those things got sort of conflated. All these things added up to what became then just a fairly universal common stance. Everybody borrowed the opinion from each other. And I was one of those. If the Sierra Club says, “Nuclear’s bad,” I guess it’s bad. Once upon a time, the Sierra Club was all for nuclear, when they thought it would replace dams, back in the ’60s and into the early ’70s. Do you worry about the use of nuclear for warfare? There’s two sides to it. One can worry that a nuclear renaissance, which is going forward, will keep nuclear-weapons capability somehow alive. There’s so much 14 > JUNE 25 – JULY 1, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 13


effort now across the world to get rid of all nuclear weapons. I think Obama’s approach, the fuel-bank approach, is right so that the United Arab Emirates, for example, when they get their nuclear, will purchase fuel from an international consortium, use it and turn it back over to that same consortium. The spent fuel just goes back to whoever sold it to them, and they can bury it or re-process it or use it for fuel in future reactors. Do you think that mitigates the concern? It does because then any new country that is taking on nuclear, if they buy into the fuelbank deal, there’s close international scrutiny of all the fissile material. None of the material is being sidelined toward weapons grade. Some of the anti-nuclear weapon people are welcoming the renaissance of nuclear power because it basically funds the kind of surveillance that you want over all fissile material. The other thing that nuclear energy does is that it burns nuclear weapons as fuel. So 10 percent of our electricity comes from decommissioned Russian warheads. So it could go in the other direction? So ideally, finessed well, the nuclear-power renaissance can be used to basically shut down the nuclear-weapons business entirely toward zero. And there are a lot of people all across the political spectrum and the world who would like that to happen. How does one make sure that happens? Just bear in mind that the so-called megatons-to-megawatts program that has been going on for 10 or 12 years now was never publicized. It just quietly happened. One of the reasons I drew attention to it in the book was to help encourage more such programs. I think that particular program can start being noisy. Then that helps more people keep the pressure on to forge these swords into plowshares. You sound cautiously optimistic about that. I am cautiously optimistic about it. As an environmentalist, nuclear looks very good in terms of greenhouse gases, to put it mildly. Clearly, we’ve got to go ahead with a fair amount of wind and a fair amount of solar. But if we don’t have to rely as much on those two, I would be delighted because they have such a big footprint on the landscape. I was just reading today that in Marin County, there’s a lot of resistance to wind farms. There’s resistance to everything here. That’s true. But it’s a green on green fight. The environmentalists are concerned about clean energy, saying we’ve got to do wind, and the environmentalists are concerned about—I want to keep my view. Don’t industrialize the landscape of Sonoma and Marin. [Or] saying, “What about the power lines?” In the U.S. now, it’s hard to put in new power lines. What I would love to see is conversion of coal-fired plants over time to nuclear-fired. Some of those new smaller reactors are well-suited to do that. There you’ve got everything already in place. You’re just putting a different heat under the teakettle. 14 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 25 – JULY 1, 2010

But energy demand continues to grow. Five out of six of us who live in the developing world are moving to cities and getting out of poverty on a scale that has never happened before. As those people get out of poverty, it’s good for the landscape, which is greening up behind them, where they left. But in town, they are going to get air conditioners. So the energy demand—both for vehicle fuel and electricity—is just going to keep going up all over the world. Our energy policies of the past have put most of the greenhouse gases up there. But most of the expected greenhouse gases in the future are not coming so much from here as from China, India, Latin American, Africa, South Asia. The developing countries. The developing countries. That’s 5.7 billion people on the move. So we can help improve the technology. We can set an example. We can help lead in international agreements, such as fuel banking. But until we get some really frightening and harmful climate events, people just aren’t going to do much. How do we prove that they’re climate events? When the ice melts in the north, it’s clearly climate. The ice melting in the north doesn’t affect very many people. In fact, the sea routes are opening north of Canada and Russia. There’s lots of fossil fuel up there. If and when we get a serious typhoon coming up the Bay of Bengal, hitting Bangladesh and drowning tens or hundreds of thousands or forcing them to higher ground, then you will have the kind of event that might change policy. But there will always be people who say there have always been typhoons in the Bay of Bengal, maybe this is just the 100-year storm. That’s the problem with climate. Any data that’s shorter than 10 years or in some cases, 25 years, isn’t climate. It’s weather. My effort with the book on climate is to try to move the debate from the political to the scientific. I heard you’re teaching people in the nuclear field how to be environmentalists. I’ve talked twice at the Nuclear Energy Institute when they met here in San Francisco a month ago. I basically begin my talks to nuclear managers and engineers with the salutation: “Fellow environmentalists.” They’re all sitting there in their red ties. Some roll their eyes. The younger ones basically grin proudly. You’ve got a younger generation of nuclear managers and engineers coming along who see themselves as world savers, and that’s terrific. Some of them are coming to the party kicking and screaming? No. They’re just sort of more in the, “Oh please, just because I’ve been right all along about clean energy,” they would say, “you don’t get to tell me I’m anything different than I was.” And they’re right. It’s tricky for Republicans now because Republicans have been pushing nuclear for a long time, and it’s something they were right about. Congratulations to them. So it’s confusing for them to have a Democratic administration so profoundly on board.

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Brand is working on an afterward to the paperback ‘Whole Earth Discipline’ that will list the many mistakes he made the first time ‘round.

Do you think Obama’s profoundly on board with nuclear? Remember, he comes from Illinois. I also come from Illinois. Illinois gets more than half its electricity from nuclear. As a state politician and then as a senator, he had to become familiar with how all that was working. He promoted nuclear during the campaign. He appointed a nuclear-adept Nobel Prize-winner, Steven Chu, as his energy secretary. What about Jerry Brown. Is he on board? It’s a conversation we’ve had many a time. He was involved in anti-nuclear back when. He doesn’t mind changing his mind. I think the thing to watch there is who his appointees will be once he’s governor, which I expect he will be. What do you think could have been done differently in the Gulf to avoid the BP disaster? I don’t know enough. It’s a bloody disaster, and I suppose the large picture is it’s encouraging us to get off of oil dependence. It’s interesting that methane was the culprit—once again. Methane keeps blowing up and killing people. Environmentalists are sort of adopting methane because it puts out half the greenhouse gases of coal. And typically you can’t have wind and solar, because they’re inconstant, without gas-fired plants. When the wind dies, you’re using gas-fired as the fill-in. With the new technique of extracting natural gas from shale, that will keep the price of natural gas low enough for it to be a bridge technology for a while for these gas-fired plants that are better than coal plants. But still it’s gas, and it’s very explosive and problematic.

Do you think there are lessons from the BP oil spill? David Brooks had an amazing column in the New York Times basically comparing state capitalism versus democratic capitalism. The oil and gas companies of the world are basically run by nations. They are not run for the convenience of shareholders. What we’re seeing lately is that the state-run apparatus— problematic and inefficient and in Russia’s case dangerous as it is—nevertheless has some advantages of heading off things like the Deepwater Horizon spill. Where did this big spill come from? It wasn’t China or Russia. It was us. I believe we’re responsible for the majority of the worst recent major oil spills. This may be one of those things where there are reasons to nationalize oil and gas production. I’m not persuaded, but the argument looks pretty good under the circumstances. And you could even maybe say the same about nuclear. The French basically have a national nuclear apparatus. That’s why they were able to build 80 percent of their electricity from nuclear in 10 years and be selling nuclear power to the rest of Europe. In the ’70s and into the ’80s, we completely privatized nuclear power, and they became careless and stupid. That was part of the problem. I’m alarmed to hear myself saying all this. We may be onto something. Can you talk about GE [genetically engineered] foods? Here in Marin... Here in Marin, they’re outlawed! It’s going to be tough because within the next couple of years, functional foods are coming along. These are engineered foods not just for the 16 > developing world to get vitamin A in


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< 14 A new Brand of environmentalism their rice, but for us to get omega-3 fatty acids. There will be vegetables that are as enriched as vitamin D-enriched milk. There are dozens of foods being developed that will be slightly engineered to be much more nutritious or to head off toxic effects that are in the foods naturally. Such as? For example, the University of Georgia developed a slightly engineered, allergy-free peanut. I keep teasing my organic friends that they are facing a situation where if they keep being opposed to any engineered food crops, they will be left with a market that consists entirely of people willing to pay extra for less healthy food because that’s what’s coming—engineered corn that’s better for you, engineered rutabagas that are better for you. Not just cheaper for the farmer but better for the consumer. Some of it will be quite medically profound. Omega-3 fatty acid doesn’t do anything for taste, but it really does a lot for your heart and brain. So you could engineer food to put in omega-3? Monsanto has developed an omega-3fatty-acid-rich soybean. Instead of using fish oil to keep your heart healthy, you’ll be using the oil from soybeans, something you would take as a pill or add to your food. It means you don’t have to eat a whole lot of salmon

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to keep your brain and heart happy. People know we’re way overfishing the oceans. Some of the engineered advantages will have to do with medical advantages, nutrition advantages, taste advantages, storability advantages and, hopefully, ecological advantages. What are the ecological advantages? Higher yield, that’s good; drought tolerant, that will be good; salt tolerant, that might be good. You can improve yields, taste, nutrition, add medical capabilities, probably lower price. What’s not to like? The reason there’s just a few companies doing this in the U.S. is because we made it impossible for

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we’ve been eating them for 10 years. It is possible to get so-called “superweeds.” But that’s been the case always with herbicides. If you use just one kind of herbicide, you will always get weeds that work around it. Anything that reduces pesticides I regard as a good thing. Pesticides are just so bloody awful to the environment. We’ve got fewer Brand launched th birds because they’ve got fewer bugs in 1968; the last upe Whole Earth Catalog dated edition cam to eat. in 1998. e out And you would argue that you can’t scale organic? Whole Foods has done a lot of serismall companies to exist with the overdose of ous scaling. I’m mainly concerned about the regulations we have. That’s why the developpesticides. The herbicides are an issue but not ing world is moving ahead of the developed as big an issue. There’s lots of parts of Africa world now with transgenic crops. where the very best thing you can give the loYou’re not concerned about any of the cal farmers is synthetic fertilizer. One country issues that people raise about GE foods? that has done that has flipped itself from Well, we know it’s not bad for you because being a food importer to a food exporter. All

of those things are really case-dependent. The two main things I feel strongly about [are] less land use for agriculture, more land being natural and/or restored. You’re saying the GMO [genetically modified] foods require less land and fewer pesticides? Oh yeah. They’re famous for it. There’s a study that just came out of Stanford last week that documents it. The great thing is when you can have no till. Because you use the herbicide just once, typically glyphosate— Roundup—you don’t need to plow. By not plowing, the soil just gets richer and richer from year to year. The microbes stay there. They’re not putting out a lot of greenhouse gases, which you get when you turn the soil. Last year’s byproducts of the crop just lie in the field, acting as mulch and being habitat for lots of little creatures. You come in the next year and put a seed in with a dab of fertilizer. Your crop comes up, and your weeds


horriďŹ ed when I got up and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transgenic crops are the future. Get used to it.â&#x20AC;? You seem determined to keep your mind open. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to keep everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind open. The problem with buying into an ideology is that you close your mind to contradictory evidence. Have you been accused of getting bought out by the nuclear people because you did work for them? Actually, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been pleasantly surprised that people have not pretended that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not an environmentalist or that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve somehow been bought out. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not paid to be pro-nuclear. The only thing the nuclear guys pay me to do is come and tell them how to be green. I tell them they should have a booth at green conferences and trade fairsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with bulletproof engineers. I tell them, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that you are environmentalists, start acting like it.â&#x20AC;? Which means what? Protect your local watershed. Participate in green activities. Join one or more green organizations, proudly and boldly. Do not give large quantities of money to green organizations because that would be taken as tainting them. But if everybody at your reactor site becomes a member, that has an impact. Because they areâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re green. They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late. â&#x153;š

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joined with Perry and Stier in bringing the federal lawsuit to overturn the samesex marriage ban. With Mayor Gavin Newsom sitting in the courtroom, Therese Stewart, chief deputy city attorney for the city of San Francisco, delivered a brief closing argument on the question of Proposition 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costs to San Francisco. Stewart, who lives in Novato and married her long-term partner, Carole Scagnetti, in August 2008, said the stigma attached to homosexuals who are not allowed to marry translates into higher rates of hate crimes, anxiety, depression, suicide and bullyingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all requiring the resources of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strapped criminal-justice, public-health and school systems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;San Francisco wants nothing more than to treat its citizens all equally,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Proposition 8 forces us instead to perpetuate the stigma by again denying marriage to gay men and lesbians and sending the message that they are inferior.â&#x20AC;? Corinne Duwe wants nothing more than to be able to send out marriage invitations for her wedding next year. When people ask her about the engagement ring on her ďŹ nger, she wants to say she is getting married. But she is resigned to waiting. It will probably take years for the federal case to wind its way through the appeal process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You say youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re married, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all you have to say,â&#x20AC;? Duwe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just hope to see it in my lifetime.â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š

< 12 Court scenes from a marriage Proposition 8 were undone, and kids like me growing up in BakersďŹ eld could never know what this felt like, it would improve the quality of their entire life.â&#x20AC;? If she were able to marry, Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner, Sandra Stier, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would feel more secure, more accepted, less like I had to protect my kids or worry that they feel any shame or sense of not belonging.â&#x20AC;? In 2005, according to Olson, 37,000 children were living in California households with same-sex couples. Experts, he said, even Proposition 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expert, said these children would be better off living in married households. David Blankenhorn, author of The Future of Marriage, testiďŹ ed for Proposition 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proponents. He said that legalizing samegender marriage could erode heterosexualsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; respect for the institution of marriage and further increase rates of divorce and cohabitation. Ironically, under cross-examination, he articulated strong arguments in favor of homosexual marriage. In a videotape clip Olson played during his closing arguments, Blankenhorn said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that adopting same-sex marriage would be likely to improve the well-being of gay and lesbian households and their children.â&#x20AC;? He also said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would be more American on the day after we permitted same-sex marriage than we were on the day before.â&#x20AC;? The city and county of San Francisco

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wo Marin are statement pieces young adults that have a strong are on their celebrity red-carpet way to careers in the feel. “I like to design fashion industry, havclothes you wear a ing graduated from little bit, get attention the School of Fashion and then go home at the Academy of Art and put on jeans and University in San Frana T-shirt.” He takes a cisco. Andrew Wedge more European apand Ghazaleh Khalproach to fashion. “I ifeh, both 24 years old, want my clothes to be presented their senior artistic and out there collections at the May and then wearable. I 23 Graduation Fashwant women to feel ion Show and Awards The women of Marin will be donning goat-hair jackets strong and powerful Ceremony. in my clothing.” in 2011 if Andrew Wedge, right, has anything to do Wedge, from Nova- with it. What does Wedge to, had that light-bulb think about shows moment at the age of like Project Runway? 13 when his cousin “They’re good in that who had modeled in a they show the genGiorgio Armani runeral population a little way show came back about what working to Marin with some in fashion is really like. of the clothes from the It’s very difficult and collection. He looked very time consuming. at the designs and conThere’s a false percepstruction and recalls, tion that it’s a glam“For some reason, I ran orous, easy lifestyle upstairs and started when really, you’re drawing, doing fashion working 18-hour days illustrations. I knew Ghazaleh Khalifeh, of Kentfield, is taking the silk and your hands are road to fashion fame. this was it for me.” bleeding.” His family was comWedge is looking for a pletely supportive and Wedge soon started position in Paris, Milan or New York. researching other designers to see what steps Ghazaleh Khalifeh, from Kentfield, grew they took. “I always knew I’d go to design up around fabrics and fittings, as her mom school,” he said. had been sewing since before Khalifeh For his senior collection, he chose to work was born. “Growing up and being surwith furs. He says, “I love working with rounded by materials and resources was furs. There are so many ways to manipulate inspiring. I made a lot of clothes for my them. I blame our Russian heritage for my dolls and things. I’ve been into painting affinity for fur.” Wedge is careful about the and illustrating. Fashion design is another furs he works with. He does the legwork to form of art. My dad would try to suggest determine the sources. He also enjoys using other options but I was stubborn. In high reclaimed vintage furs. school I knew I’d be going straight to the He likes to mix things up. In this collec- Academy of Art.” tion he mixed patent leather with nappa Her favorite part of designing is deleather and tissue-weight jersey. “Jersey is veloping the back-story that inspires her so slinky and leather is so structured.” designs. “I used to like to choose someone One of the things the Academy teaches with one foot in the real world and one is to design with a specific end user in foot in the imaginary world. It’s amusing mind. Students are asked to think through to me how one thing can lead to somewho their client is. What does this person thing else in inspiration.” do for a living? How much money does Her collection is composed entirely of she make? Who is she in the world? silk, mainly silk charmeuse, silk gazar and Wedge’s muse is Eva Green, a French ac- silk chiffon. She manipulated the colors in tress who was in the last James Bond mov- the collection by using powder dyes and ie, Quantum of Solace. Wedge says, “Eva boiling water. “The heat stiffened the fabric, Green has the strength and mystery that I creating a rougher texture that was also really love.” He enjoys creating clothes that more gathered or shriveled. Despite this,

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it also had a great way of stretching and expanding. This made it very fun to use with patterns that had a bias grain line.” All the beadwork was done by hand. “I spent many nights meticulously stitching them on one by one, and quite often reinforcing them multiple times.” The beadwork was composed of antique gelatin sequins from France and Belgium back in the 1920s-30s and very heavy copper beads imported from Ethiopia. She also made a collection of many necklaces that had beads from Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Kenya. “One of my favorite elements of sourcing materials for my collection was buying the beads. It was such a delight to speak to the African vendors and search and find such magical goods from such a distant world. Geography and world cultures are very much inspiring to me, and it’s so exciting to dive into learning about what sorts of treasures various parts of the world create. I hope to spend much of my future traveling, to Asia, Africa and India—all over! Something that I love about creating art is that it’s an expression of life itself—what it was, what it is today, what it could be in the future. And that love for life definitely translates into everything I do!” Regarding her own personal style, Khalifeh says, “I like collecting vintage pieces. I like the style from the Paul Poiret era. I like a lot of Japanese designs. I mix all that in with black.

Wedge tries to create designs ‘that have a strong celebrity red-carpet feel.’

It’s a pleasure to get dressed. Part of what’s fun about waking up in the morning is deciding what character I want to dive into. To me, style comes from the imagination.” Khalifeh just started an internship in New York with Diane von Furstenberg. “It’s different from what I’m used to. The rewarding aspect is working with other interns who have different backgrounds. It’s been inspiring so far. It’s interesting to see the process. There’s so much that goes

Khalifeh prefers the vintage look. ‘To me,’ she says, ‘style comes from the imagination.’

into the smallest fabric samples.” On the first day of her internship, she was sewing beads on one of Diane von Furstenberg’s own dresses. “I see her talking to other designers. She’s really there and involved in everything.” A small fraction of the original number of students ends up showing their collections in the Graduation Fashion Show. “The Academy has very high standards and you have to prepare yourself for that.

If you have energy and passion, it’s the best design school to attend,” says Wedge, who also spent time at Parsons and Pratt. Khalifeh was awarded the $25,000 CFDA Grand Prize Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship. ✹ Brenda Kinsel is a fashion and image consultant based in Marin. Check out her Web site at www.brendakinsel.com.

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When life hands you lemons... You’ve got a lot of nerve charging four bits for that lemon-water, kid! by M at t hew St af f or d

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o one knows who stirred up the first pitcher of lemonade or how this tart, sweet refresher became the quintessential summertime beverage, but the choice was inevitable. Lemonade doesn’t attack your taste buds or demand your attention like many another, lesser midyear elixir; it’s content to refresh, to quench the thirst, to exist in its own simple, unassuming sphere. Properly prepared, it strikes a perfect balance between the zip of the citrus, the balm of the sugar and the nip of the ice. It’s not rusty-tasting like iced tea, nap-inducing like beer, annoyingly effervescent like Coke or Pepsi or Perrier or a wine spritzer. It’s impossible to imagine a front porch and a rocking chair without a pitcher of lemonade. A swaying hammock and Kruk and Kuip on the transistor radio would be absolutely inchoate without the tinkle of ice and the fragrance of lemon blossoms. And what would prepubescent American commerce be without a card table, a hand-lettered sign, a stack of Dixie cups and a pitcher of sugar, ice water and freshly squeezed lemon juice? These thoughts filtered through my noggin on a recent stroll through Pacific Heights, where I came upon one of those selfsame entrepreneurs plying a trade that has bridged the generations. I forked over the half-buck asking price, sampled the goods and as a former member of the union myself, I was underwhelmed: Not only was the brew watery and not particularly lemony, the serving size was only six ounces or so. When I had my stand at the entrance to Blithedale Canyon sometime during the Nixon administration, the stipend for a good 10 ounces was 10 cents (about 30 cents in today’s dough), and the drink itself, crafted from Minute Maid’s finest frozen concentrate, was infused with slices of actual lemon from the tree in my backyard. Business was fairly good, but the outstanding moment in my career as a lemonade retailer was when a guy in a leather jumpsuit pulled up in an Italian sports car, jumped out, slugged a glass and proffered a dollar bill. “I don’t have that much change,” I said. “Keep it,” he said, jumped back in the car and roared off. I’ve tried to tip big ever since. Despite its sunny personality and reputation, the history of the lemon is on the shadowy side: It’s unclear exactly where it comes from or how it got to be the fruit it is today. The best guess is that the subtropical evergreen first appeared in northwestern India or

Pakistan as a natural hybrid of the lime and the citron or maybe the pomelo. Farmers in the region were actively cultivating it by 200 BC, and within a century or so it had traveled as far west as the Mediterranean, where the ancient Romans lauded the rare and expensive delicacy as an antidote against snakebite. The Moors planted orchards in Spain and Sicily in the eighth century, and returning Crusaders brought them from Persia to Northern Europe a few centuries later, but they were still exotic enough to be a culinary status symbol in the days of Louis XIV. (Ladies of the court would bite into the rind to keep their lips nice and red.) During the Renaissance lemon juice was often employed as a lighter, more subtle alternative to the spices that had been so prevalent during the Middle Ages. Although Indians enjoy preserved green lemons, Moroccans salted lemons, Middle Easterners dried lemons and Britons pickled lemons, for the most part it’s indeed the fruit’s juice (and occasionally the rind) that’s used in cooking, noshing and sipping. Its high acid content (5 percent as compared to the grapefruit’s 2 percent or the papaya’s 0.1 percent) adds a marvelous zip to all sorts of dishes: squeezed over oysters, sliced into soup, stuffed whole into a roast chicken, mixed with melted butter and capers and drizzled over sole piccata, in salad dressings in lieu of vinegar, baked into souffles and shortbread and pound cake and lemon bars and (best of all) lemon meringue pie. And, of course, there’s lemonade. The Joy of Cooking has a recipe that serves 100 people and involves two cans of crushed pineapple and eight sliced oranges, and the American Heritage Cookbook advises adding half a bottle of maraschino cherries to give it that pinkish hue; but if you stick to the old half-cup sugar to 3 cups water to halfcup lemon juice ratio, you won’t go wrong. A few tips: Use ice cubes made out of lemonade so they won’t dilute the drink as they melt. Use California’s own Meyer lemons, a next-generation lemon-orange hybrid with a lower acid content and a marvelous flavor. Accent the glasses with springs of fresh mint. And don’t forget lemonade’s classic accompaniments: corn on the cob, vineripened tomatoes, barbecued ribs and fresh peach pie. Thank God it’s summer. ✹ Raise a cup to Matthew at mstafford@pacificsun.com.

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Last chance Harvey Marin gals queuing up for Marin’s most eligible septuagenarian by N ik k i Silve r ste in

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man at the Sausalito Dog Park caught my eye last year. At 70, Harv’s old enough to be my father, so I wouldn’t call it a romantic interest, yet I’m captivated. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Women, and men, too, congregate around him. I’ve noticed two gals in particular who’ve taken a shine to him. Gina plays it cool, greeting people in the park as she nonchalantly walks over to Harv. Donna, on the other hand, makes a beeline straight for him. It’s virtually impossible to talk to Harv when one of these women is by his side. I’ve tried. Donna won’t let me get a word in edgewise, and believe me, it’s a feat to shut me up. Gina gives me the impression that she wishes I’d take one of those long walks off a short pier that my dad always used to tell me about. Donna and Gina mean business. I fully expect one heck of a catfight at the dog park if these two ever show up at the same time. (I hope I figure out the video camera on my cell phone before then.) Yep, everybody loves Harv. I ask people why, and hear the same things over and over: charming, funny, great guy, easy to talk to. It’s true, he’s all those things, and there’s something more. I want to capture his essence for you, identify that specialness that his friends see but can’t seem to put into words. The French have that phrase, je ne sais quoi, literally meaning “I don’t know what,” which refers to an elusive quality that makes someone attractive. Harv has that. When I tell him I want to interview him about his popularity, his beautiful blue eyes twinkle and he gives a big belly laugh. He agrees to meet me for breakfast at the Mill Valley Coffee Shop, where he likes Joe’s Special. I look forward to it all week and work hard on the questions I’ll ask him. Finally, the big day arrives. We order our food and I pull out my notes. It turns out I don’t need any questions, because Harv’s an enchanting conversationalist with interesting stories, funny sayings and sage counsel. Harv acknowledges that he’s a likable person. “Early in life, I realized people are attracted to me. It’s nice. I try to stay worthy of it.” Of course, a popular person likes clubs and Harv’s no exception. He’s a member in good standing at his golf, yacht and tennis clubs, and intends to stay that way. One of his personal rules is never date fellow members. “If it doesn’t work out, one of you is wrong,” he explains. “It could take six months to blow over. And that’s no fun.”

Sound advice; however, every woman I know who’s joined an athletic club has done so to meet a man. That’s probably why Harv is happy and my girlfriends are miserable, paying dues to clubs they now avoid because of the jerks they dated there. Harv recommends my girlfriends plunk their money down at Match.com instead. He did. Of course, he has rules and rationale about that as well: 1) Stay in your age range “A guy my age has to be a damn fool if he thinks a 30-year-old woman wants him.” 2) Don’t use dark photos, ones where you’re too far away or pictures from years ago “You can bullshit for a while, but sooner or later, you’ve got to show up, right? I saw a woman last night at the dog park who I’ve seen on Match. Holy mackerel, what a difference in person.” 3) Having chemistry doesn’t mean you jump into bed “It’s ludicrous for a man to think he can buy a woman dinner and she’ll have sex. Date a while. If things work out, go to bed.” Mostly, Harv thinks we should stop taking ourselves so seriously. “At some point, life gets humorous,” he says. “Why go on a date if you’re not going to have fun? There’s an outside chance this person will be the right one and there’s an inside chance you’ll have a nice time.” “Harv, I’m starting to figure out why you’re still the prom king in your 70s,” I say. “You’re optimistic and you don’t bring crude sexual innuendo into every conversation.” “Men think about sex every seven seconds,” he laughs. “Look, I have the same underlying thoughts most guys have. I just try to handle it a little differently. Besides, the people that talk about it the most are having it the least.” Maybe his realistic self-awareness is part of his je ne sais quoi. I’m still trying to put my finger on the rest of it. What I do know is that an hour into our meeting, I’m completely enamored with this gentleman. Lucky for me, we have the rest of the morning ahead of us and he’s just getting warmed up. Join us in two weeks for the conclusion, as I delve deeper into what makes Harv tick and he tackles the issues of beauty, loneliness and aging. Best of all, he reveals some inside dirt about a high-priced matchmaking service. You sure don’t want to miss that. ✹ E-mail: nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25 Bones Brennan and Booth fly to Mexico to investigate remains that may be extraterrestrial in origin.The fact that the Spock ears are rubber is by no means conclusive.There could be geeks on other planets, too. Fox. 8pm. Wife Swap A family with a penchant for gadgets and technology trades mothers with a family that attempts to re-create the life of 1840s pioneers in a special “Little Wireless Mouse on the Prairie” episode. ABC. 8pm. Rush Hour 3 In this one, they travel to France, allowing them access to a whole new selection of cultural stereotypes. (2007) TBS. 8pm.

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down in Bolivia. (2009) Disney Channel. 8pm. Two and a Half Men Charlie returns from a trip to Vegas married. In real life, they have a warning poster of Charlie Sheen up in every wedding chapel on the strip. CBS. 9pm.

TUESDAY, JUNE 29 I Shouldn’t Be Alive Marathon A whole evening of people surviving lifethreatening situations. These are the plane crash and boat sinking cases, not the merging onto Highway 101 in Larkspur kind. Animal Planet. All Night. Wipeout This is supposed to be a World Cup-themed event. That means they have a riot at the end and everybody goes deaf from the vuvuzela horns. ABC. 8pm. 10 Ways to Kill Bin Laden Only 10? Where’s their imagination? Where’s their honey and army ants? History Channel. 8pm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 16 Wishes On her 16th birthday, a girl is granted wishes. We’re guessing No. 1 is “a really good fake ID.” (2010) Ain’t room enough in this town for both Disney Channel. 7pm. T h e M a g n i f i c e n t them and the Brady Bill. Saturday, 8pm. Seven Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and five guntoting pals defend a small town from a gang of bandits. Then they ride off into the sunset and a speaking-engagement at the NRA convention. (1960) KQED. 8pm. RUSH: Beyond the LightWEDNESDAY, JUNE ed Stage Musicians and 30 America’s Next Top industry figures reflect on Model The winner will the legacy of the Canadian be announced tonight. rock band and how their She will be awarded a music continues to help modeling contract, a single guys not get dates. In the limelight, Saturday at 9. high-fashion wardrobe (2010) VH1. 9pm. and a lifetime supply of celery sticks and cigarettes. CW. 9pm. SUNDAY, JUNE 27 Antiques Roadshow Dave Kevin Kline plays a look-alike hired The appraisal squad is in San Jose where to impersonate the president after the anything with less than two terabytes qualichief executive suffers a debilitating fies as “antique.” KQED. 7pm. stroke. Of course this is pure fiction, but Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The we’ve learned the Clinton administration 2005 Johnny Depp version is shown backcontemplated a “my impersonator did it” to-back with the 1971 Gene Wilder version. defense during the impeachment proWhich version you prefer depends a lot on ceedings. (1993) Lifetime. 9pm. your appetite for surreality, your appreciaThe Hills This is the 100th episode.That tion for literary accuracy and how many means they’ve finally matched the cast’s bong hits you did before you tuned in. ABC cumulative IQ. MTV. 9:30pm. Family. 7pm. Daytime Emmy Awards Soap opera actors, THURSDAY, JULY 1 Enchanted A storywriters and producers are honored in such book princess is magically transported to categories as “Least Clothed Amnesiac modern-day Manhattan.We haven’t seen Heiress,”“Most Evil Evil Twin” and “Best Plot Manhattan look this much like a fairytale Involving Buried Treasure, Espionage and an since the first season of Sex and the City. Illegitimate Alien Hermaphrodite.” CBS. 9pm. (2007) SyFy Channel. 9pm. The OCD Project Dr.Tolin asks a patient to MONDAY, JUNE 28 Bend it Like Beckham leave.This is tricky.The next five episodes Two young women pursue their soccer document the patient neatly folding his dreams in defiance of their families’ notions. clothes to fit into the suitcase by size, color, Women aren’t supposed to play soccer. price, country of origin and fabric density. They’re supposed to drive their kids to play VH1. 10pm. soccer. (2002) IFC. 6:45pm. Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure ApparTurn on more TV Guy at ently pixie dust comes from a “Pixie Dust ›› pacificsun.com Tree.” We hear they grow a lot of those

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My back pages From Neil Young to Sugarhill—for those about to read, we salute you! by G r e g Cahill

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t’s summertime, and the readin’ is easy. Kick back. Pour a cold one. Find a shady spot on a hammock. Crank up the stereo—I suggest “Loungin’” by the late, great Guru (with a cool blast of jazz trumpet by Donald Byrd). And grab a good book. Not one of those ready-for-the-beach novels or self-help diatribes that bedazzle the Oprah Book Club—a meaty music book.

Here are five to consider. Rock icon Neil Young—who performs July 11, 12 and 14 at the Fox Theater in Oakland—has had a long and varied career: pop star, folk-rock and Americana innovator, godfather of grunge. Over the years, that career has brought him to the North Bay for drop-dead club dates at the now-defunct River City in Fairfax and Cotati Cabaret in Cotati. Now he’s traveling to your coffee table thanks to Long May You Run: The Illustrated

History (Voyageur Press), by Daniel Durchholz and Gray Graff, an electrifying 226-page book that chronicles the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s five-decade career. It’s overflowing with rare photos, official discography and artifacts (posters, handbills, ticket stubs, et al) as well as first-source interviews with Young, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Stills and many others. Recommended listening: Neil Young: Archives, Vol. 1 (Warner/Reprise)

In his excellent biography Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), author Terry Teachout explores the complex and seemingly contradictory traits that characterized the jazz trumpet legend known alternately as Pops and Satchmo (from satchel mouth). Armstrong’s music never goes out of vogue: Wynton Marsalis recently launched a national tour of Louis, a new silent film with live accompaniment, based, in part, on the young Armstrong’s life. Armstrong—the genre’s first significant soloist—led a storied life that spanned 70 years. As a recording artist, concert performer, actor and author, he helped shape the face of jazz while garnering numerous awards and becoming a pop culture icon. Recommended listening: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Columbia/Legacy) Author Robin D. G. Kelley delivers an equally authoritative note with Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press). He paints the human side of this remarkable jazz pianist and visionary, cutting through the often dismissive treatises that have relegated Monk to the status of nutty eccentric. Recommended listening: Thelonious Monk Live in Stockholm 1961 (Dragon) Miles Davis’s landmark 1959 album, Kind of Blue—the best-selling jazz album of all time—gets a fresh perspective in The Blue Moment: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music (Norton). This collection of thought-provoking essays by Richard Williams examines the ways in which the album shaped the work not only of such jazz greats as John Coltrane and Chick Corea, but also avant-garde artists like Steve Reich and Terry Riley, as well as such rock innovators as the Velvet Underground, whose influence ripples through contemporary indie-rock and experimental pop. Recommended listening: Kind of Blue (Columbia/Legacy) In House of Hits: The Story of Houston’s Gold Star/Sugarhill Recording Studios (University of Texas Press), music historians Andy Bradley and Roger Wood offer the untold story of how the littleknown regional facility helped to usher in the age of rock ’n’ roll, country, modern blues and gospel. Country artists George Jones, Freddy Fender and Floyd Tillman all recorded there. So did Texas blues greats Lightnin’ Hopkins, Albert Collins and Bobby Bland. Psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators and Tex-Mex rockers the Sir Douglas Quintet cut key sides there. Sugarhill Studio even played a behind-the-scenes role in the career of Destiny’s Child, which spawned Beyonce. Recommended listening: Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” (produced at Sugarhill Studio and the perfect addition to your summer serenade). ✹ Whistle a few bars for Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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f we can believe playwright Christopher the entertainingly evil heart of this producHamptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, tion, as love games become serious and sexual the aristocratic heads sliced off by the victories empty. guillotine were not a big loss. Thoughts of Liaisons is co-directed by Ann Brebner and sex and betrayal ďŹ lled those heads, and these Ken Sonkin as a staged play with a masked entwined pleasures fueled their lives. audience on either side, allowing the actors to But in Porchlightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s superb production, we play moments heroically, even though there can almost feel pity for the handsome Val- are no real heroes onstage. The production mont (Nick Sholley). opens with a courtly His love â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and leave dance, and ends in a â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em attitude captivates thoughtful tableau. ElNOW PLAYING young Cecile (Kelly egant costumes, someLes Liaisons Dangereuses runs Elizabeth Anderson), times discarded for a through July 10 at the Redwood whose curiosity makes plebian sex romp, create Amphitheatre, Marin Art and Garden her an unwitting aca society in which perCenter, Ross; 415/251-1027, www. complice to her own formance is everything, porchlight.net. rape. Sholley makes his and gossip about such Love, Dinner and Couture runs through Aug. 15 at Pier 29, The Emwicked count attractive performances make the barcadero (at Battery), S.F.; 415/438to audiences as well; his manâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or woman. 2668, www.zinzanni.org. energy and passion nevThis drawing room Krappâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Tape runs through July er ďŹ&#x201A;ag as he moves from comedy may seem 3 at the Exit Theater, 277 Taylor St., Cecile to virtuous wife a strange choice for S.F.; 800/838-3006, Madame de Tourvel the bucolic Redwood www.cuttingball.com. (Rebecca Castelli). Amphitheatre, but There are pit stops along the Porchlight enthe way with courtesan semble keeps audiences Emilie (Thais Harris) as the count maneuvers shocked and amused. And on an opening his way back into the bed of his partner in night that felt more like Alaska than Marin, crime, the Marquise de Merteuil (Tara Blau). Les Liaisons Dangereuses provided real heat. But all of these are shallow, predictable conâ&#x2014;? â&#x2014;? â&#x2014;? â&#x2014;? quests; Sholley gives audiences a peek at his aesarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back and Lilianeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got him. That dark side as he questions whether he can feel would be chef Frank Ferrante, whose an honest passion, and how much he is willing frantic antics animate audiences to sacriďŹ ce for love. while French chanteuse Liliane Montevecchi Blau, as the wicked Merteuil, also attracts sympathy as she attacks patriarchal society for provides aching ballads of love both lost and betrayed. her bad behavior. Sholley and Blau maintain

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thank the gods it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t them. Ferrante is a gifted emcee who can coax a laugh out of an Orange County accountant. But he is human, too, and at the weeknight show we attended he called his stage-shy audience â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thursday-nighters from hellâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and we felt for him. Montevecchi makes fun of herself rather than the audience. She has the world-weary style of the older French woman who has been there, done that and wants more. These two ground the show while providing space for a ďŹ ve-course dinner (all delicious), and the constant zaniness provided by the company. All are comics and sometimes waitersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and part of the thrill of ZinZanni is watching them transform into world-class circus/cabaret performers. Highlights of the evening include Ukrainian contortionist Vita Radionova, who gives yoga a new twist; Les Petits Freresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aerial acrobatics that are punctuated with terrifying free-falls; the two well-mannered Chinese acrobats who prove ďŹ erce competitors; the comic operatic diva who ends up singing a warm and touching â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ave Maria.â&#x20AC;? Sausalito residents Sam Payne and Sandra Feusi end the show with a dazzling Vertical Tango. In its 10th year in San Francisco, Teatro ZinZanni continues to offer surprises. Although the acts and performers change, Love, Chaos and Dinner still reigns.

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Funeral for a friend Cell phones off, sit back and get ready to be transported. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS is a totally different kind of film, a companion piece to the album of the same name by the acclaimed indie band Califone. Written and directed by lead singer Tim Rutili, it premiered at Sundance earlier this year to warm reviews and arrives on DVD packed with extras. If “band film” conjures up white unicorns, then rest assured, Friends has a special soul to it and, at a budget of $30,000, is something of a miracle. Angela Bettis stars as Zel, a roadside psychic living alone in an old Victorian, whose readings are given an able assist by the real-life ghosts haunting the upstairs room—when they aren’t vamping and chatting with each other, rattling the lamp- Talk about haunting melodies. shades and playing their glorious music. It’s a great gig for all until one night at precisely 3am, when God shines a beacon at them from the forest. Trouble might brew for Zel if she doesn’t let them go to it. Told in the lingering meter of its music, Funeral Singers is as charming as a claw-foot tub, infused with the magic of its setting and oddball characters.—Richard Gould


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The epic documentary ‘Have You Heard from Johannesburg’ plays in three parts at the Rafael this week ● The A-Team (1:57) TV’s favorite rogue commandos storm the big screen led by Liam Neeson; Jessica Biel costars. ● City Island (1:43) Hilarious havoc ensues when a middle-aged wannabe actor introduces his family to his long-lost ex-con son. ● Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1:21) Cartoon about a scientist whose well-meaning attempts to end world hunger result in food dropping from the heavens in (over)abundance. ● Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (1:58) True tale of the passionate love affair between the Parisian couturiere and the avant-garde composer. ● Every War Has Two Losers (1:30) Documentary look at William Stafford, the WWII conscientious objector who inspired a generation; Alice Walker, Robert Bly and Maxine Hong Kingston contribute insights. ● Get Him to the Greek (1:49) An ambitious nerdling finds himself escorting a downwardspiraling out-of-control rock star from London to L.A. ● 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. ● Grown Ups SNL vets Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider star as middle-aged buddies who reunite for a wild holiday weekend. ● Have You Heard from Johannesburg Connie Field’s sweeping documentary examines the history of the global anti-apartheid movement in three sections (part one, 2:54; part two, 3:00; part three, 2:24). ● I Am Love (2:00) A Milanese family dynasty is shaken to the core when Mama has an affair with her son’s best friend. ● Ice Age (1:21) Four prehistoric critters brave lava pits and encroaching glaciers to return a tiny homo sapiens to his parents. ● Iron Man 2 (2:05) Robert Downey, Jr. is back as the now-famous superhero inventor, trying to keep his crime-fighting secrets out of the wrong hands; Don Cheadle and Mickey Rourke costar. ● Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (1:24) Acclaimed documentary about the iconic, foul-mouthed 76year-old comedienne and her struggle to keep up with the demands of her career. ● Jonah Hex You know it’s a 21st century Western when the grizzled gunslinger takes on CGI-enhanced demons instead of cattle rustlers. ● The Karate Kid Fish-out-of-water Jaden Smith takes on all of Beijing’s bullies with a little help from kung fu master Jackie Chan.

● Killers (1:40) The tranquil suburban existence of retired government agent Ashton Kutcher is turned upside down when he realizes he’s the target of a professional assassin; Tom Selleck costars. ● Knight and Day (2:10) Cameron Diaz’s mundane existence is spiced up when she gets involved with international secret agent Tom Cruise. ● The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan fantasy about the balance of power between the four elements (and the sexy young stars who embody them). ● Letters to Juliet Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, together again in the story of a woman who returns to Shakespeare’s Verona in search of a long-lost love. ● Marmaduke (1:27) The rambunctious, king-size Great Dane leaps from comic strip to big screen, wreaking havoc throughout greater Southern California. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Romeo et Juliette (2:55) Catch Gounod’s extra-spicy version of the Bard’s romantic tragedy in glorious high definition. ● OSS 117: Lost in Rio (1:41) France’s klutziest spy is back in action, wreaking havoc from Ipanema to Corcovado as he searches for—what else?—stolen microfilm. ● Monsters vs. Aliens (1:34) A 50-foot woman, a Ph.D. with the head of an insect, a missing link and other affable aberrations are enlisted to take down an invading force of nasty extraterrestrials. ● Please Give (1:30) Catherine Keener is steeped in bittercomic ennui as a Manhattan success story confounded by the ethics of her marriage, family and livelihood. ● Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (1:56) Iraqi princeling Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the Forces of Evil with plenty of help from a comely sorceress. ● Robin Hood (2:20) The greatest guerrilla insurrectionist in history is back (in the person of Russell Crowe), robbing from the rich, giving to the poor and wooing the spirited Maid Marian (Cate Blanchett). ● The Secret in Their Eyes (2:07) A retired Argentine criminal investigator confronts his inner demons as he writes a novel based on a rape and murder that took place 30 years earlier. ● Shrek Forever After 3D (1:34) The nowdomesticated ogre, yearning for the hair-raising days of yesteryear, gets mixed up with con man Rumpelstiltskin; Mike Myers, Jon Hamm and Antonio Banderas provide the voices. ● Solitary Man (1:30) Chronic womanizer Michael Douglas faces financial ruin unless he agrees to behave himself on a business trip to an all-girl college. ● The Tale of Despereaux (1:34) A literate little mouse takes on a vengeful rat with plenty of inspiration from the Knights of the Round Table. ● Touching Home (1:57) Local filmmakers Logan and Noah Miller write, direct and act in this memoir of their homeless father and their dreams of baseball stardom; Ed Harris stars. ● Toy Story 3 (1:32) What’ll happen to everybody’s favorite playthings now that their owner is all grown up and heading off to college? ● The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2:04) Teen angst at its bloodiest is back, as Bella is forced to choose between Edward the vampire or Jacob the werewolf. ● The Twilight Trilogy Catch up on your postmodern vampire zeitgeist with a three-for-theprice-of-one marathon of all three Twilight movies. ● Winter’s Bone (1:40) A mountain girl from the Ozarks goes a-searching for her kinfolk when the law repossesses her house. ✹

›› MOViE TiMES The A-Team (PG-13) ★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:25, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:35, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25 City Island (PG-13) Century Regency 6: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 ❋ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) Century Rowland Plaza: Tue 10am Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (R) ★★1/2 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Sun-Thu 2:15, 4:55, 7:35 ❋ Every War Has Two Losers (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Wed 7:15 (director Haydn Reiss, novelist Alice Walker and journalist Norman Solomon in person) Get Him to the Greek (R) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:20 Sat-Sun 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:20 Mon 6:45, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:55, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 7:30 Sat-Tue, Thu 7:30 ❋ Grown Ups (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 9:50 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 Mon 6:50, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:35, 12:55, 2:15, 3:35, 4:50, 6:15, 7:25, 8:50, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Tue 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40 Sun-Tue 1, 4:10, 7:05 ❋ Have You Heard from Johannesburg (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri part one, 7 (filmmakers in person) Sat part two, 2 (filmmakers in person); part one, 7 (filmmakers and civil rights activist George Houser in person) Sun part three, 2 (filmmakers in person); part two, 7 Mon part three, 7 Tue part one, 7 Wed part two, ❋ I Am Love (R) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Sun-Thu 1:55, 4:35, 7:20

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❋ Ice Age (PG) ★★★1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 10am Iron Man 2 (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 7:15, 10:15 ❋ Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:45 Jonah Hex (PG-13) ★★ Century Regency 6: 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12:25, 5:05, 10 The Karate Kid (2010) (PG) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:05 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:05 Mon 6:30, 9:35 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:10, 12:50, 2:25, 3:50, 5:35, 7:10, 8:45, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Tue 1, 4, 7, 10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Sun-Tue 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Killers (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 6:50, 9:10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 2:45, 7:30 Knight and Day (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: 12:35, 1:55, 3:15, 4:30, 5:55, 7:15, 8:35, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 2:15, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:15, 5, 7:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 2:20, 5:10, 7:40 Tue 2:20, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriTue 12:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:30 Lark Theater: Fri, Sat, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sun 2:15, 4:30, 7 Mon 2:15, 4:30 Wed 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:05, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun-Tue 1:05, 4:15, 7 ❋ The Last Airbender (Not Rated) Century Rowland Plaza: Wed 11:59pm Letters to Juliet (PG) ★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 12, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20 Marmaduke (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:30, 1:55, 4:25 The Metropolitan Opera: Romeo et Juliette (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am Monsters vs Aliens (PG) ★★1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Tue 10am OSS 117: Lost in Rio (Not Rated) ★★★

Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 4:30 Please Give (R) ★★★★ CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:50, 10:05 Sun 4:50 Mon-Thu 5 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50 Robin Hood (PG-13) ★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 10:25 The Secret In Their Eyes (R) ★★★ CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 2, 7:15 Mon-Thu 2:10, 7:30 Shrek Forever After (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:45, 2:10, 4:45 Solitary Man (R) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sat-Sun 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Mon 7, 9:15 Century Regency 6: 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:40, 9:55 ❋ The Tale of Despereaux (G) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: Tue 10am Touching Home (PG-13) ★★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Sat-Sun 1:30 Toy Story 3 (G) ★★★★ Century Cinema: 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:40, 12:20, 1, 2:20, 3, 3:40, 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7:40, 8:20, 9, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:30, 12:30, 2, 3, 4:30, 5:30, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:50, 4:20, 7 Mon, Wed-Thu 2, 4:45, 7:20 Tue 10:30, 2, 4:45, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12:45, 1:20, 3:30, 4:30, 6, 7:10, 8:30, 9:35 ❋ The Twilight Trilogy (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Tue 7:15 Century Northgate 15: Tue 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue 7:15 ❋ The Twlight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: WedThu 7, 10 Century Northgate 15: Tue 11:59pm Wed-Thu 11, 2, 5, 8 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue 11:59pm Wed 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10, 11:15 Thu 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10, 11:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Tue 11:59pm Winter’s Bone (R) Century Regency 6: 11:30, 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:30

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

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

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Live music 06/24-25: David Nelson Band A chance to see some world class talent (Barry Sless, Pete Sears, Mookie Siegel and John Molo with Nelson) in your own backyard! Jam band Moonalice will open up the evening. 7:30pm. $20-35. Palm Ballroom - Seafood Peddler, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com 06/25-26:‘The Dynamic Duet’ Dani Innocenti and Julie Johnston, theatrical singers. Part of the Novato Theater Company Playhouse Guest Artists Series 8-10pm. $25. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 883-4498. www. novatotheatercompany.org/ 06/25: Adam Danesh and the Superhuman Crew With Sage. Hip-hop and Island rock. 8:30pm $15. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www.woodsmv.com

06/25: Audrey Moira Shimkas and Company Pop, jazz, rock fusion. 7-10pm. No cover. Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato. 847-8331. www.rickeysrestaurant.com 06/25: Bill Kirchen “Word to the Wise” cd release with Austin de Lone, Jack O’Dell and Maurice “Mac” Cridlin, bass plus other guests. 8pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 3839600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 06/25: Cryptical, the Thugz Grateful Dead tribute band. 8pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 06/25: Damir Stosic Rock. 7 p.m. Max’s, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. www.maxsworld. com 06/25: Doc Kraft Band Dance music. 8:30pm. $5. Presideo Yacht Club, Sausalito. 331-0100. www.

presidioyachtclub.org 06/25: Evolution Journey cover band. Concerts Under the Oaks presents concerts the last Friday of each month. 6:30pm. Free. Northgate Mall, Oak Plaza, San Rafael. www.shopatnorthgate.com 06/25: Jeconte and the Dirty Dozen Blues. 8pm. Seahorse, 30 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 06/25: Jesse Jay Harris Quartet Rancho Debut. Hillbilly Jazz with Dave Zirbel. In the Bar. 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio. com 06/25: Rebop With MoFiya. Part of the Live Music Fridays series. 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 606-7435. www.marinorganic.com 06/26: Freddy Clarke With Wobbly World. 8 p.m. Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 06/26: KRS One Hip-hop legend. 9pm. $20-25. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

06/26: Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s Rock-a-boogie blues. 7-11:45pm. $17. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www.woodsmv.com 06/26: Shana Morrison “Hot Summer Night.” 8:30pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 06/26: Starduster Orchestra Featuring vocalists Sheilah Glover and Noah Griffin. Dance to big band music from the 40s. Proceeds from this evening will benefit the theatre. 7-10pm. $18-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

BEST BET World’s fair This year’s MARIN COUNTY FAIR-a-palooza is called “Going Global—Connecting Cultures” and will truly be an event of worldwide proportions. From the 3-D World Tour in the Showcase Theatre to the cross-continental journey through Global Village in the Exhibit Hall to the Kenya Safari Acrobats in the Veterans’ Auditorium, this year’s fair is a veritable whirlwind across the planet—from the comfy confines of Marin, that is. (And don’t miss the great eats at the Global Kitchen cooking It’s Carnie meets the carnies at the 2010 Marin demos in the Exhibit Hall!) County Fair. Music this year includes Wilson Phillips, the Wailers, Little Feat, the Four Tops, the Temptations and more. July 1 to 5, 11am to 11pm. $15 adults; $13 seniors and kids under 13; free under 4. Check out www.marinfair.org.—Jason Walsh

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06/26: Tim Bluhm of the Mother Hips House Concert featuring Tim and Nicki Bluhm and David Luning. To get the venue address please rsvp to kc@ kcturnermusic.com. 7-10pm. KC Turner House Concert Series, Private residence in, San Rafael. www. timbluhm.com 06/27: Jim Keller Band Jim Keller (Tommy Tutone) returns to the Bay Area to play songs from his new album “Sunshine in My Pocket.” He will be joined by local faves Austin de Lone and Alex Call. 7-11:45pm. $15. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www.woodsmv. com 06/27: I See Hawks in L. A. Country rock. 5pm. $10. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 06/27: Jean Mann and Rachel Efron Singer/ songwriter. Original folk, jazz, pop. 7:30-10:30pm. Free. Caffe Divino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito. www. caffedivinosausalito.com 06/27: Paulette ReNe’e Country, oldies. Part of the Corte Madera Town Center Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. www.shoptowncenter.com 06/27: Ruthie Foster Blues. CD release show; “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster.” 7:3010pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org 06/29: El Cervecero David Brewer Acoustic flamenco guitar. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview Street, San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 06/30: Pink Sabbath Siren folk metal. 8pm. Free. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com

07/01: Natalie John with Terence Brewer Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 07/01: Roy Book Binder Acoustic blues. 8-10:15pm. $15-20. Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 07/02: Corey Powers Acoustic pop. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. www.maxsworld.com 07/02: Kevin Russell Contemporary blues guitar. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com Masala Music Mondays Live Indian Classical Music presented by Kukoo G. Singh and Ben Kunin.

7-9pm. Free, with dinner. India Palace Restaurant, 707 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley. 819-8730. www. kukoogsingh.com

Dance 06/26-27: S.F. Ethnic Dance Festival A month of world class dance performances from around the world. Shows at 2 and 8pm on Sat.; 2pm on Sun. See website for further details. $22-44. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. 474-3914. www.worldartswest.org

Theater/Auditions 06/25: MarinProv Be part of the art. Live improv show created while you watch, based on your suggestions. 8-10pm. $10. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia, Sausalito. 331-8272 . www.Marinprov.com

06/27: Ross Valley Players 80th Anniversary Celebration The Ross Valley Players take a bow and marks their 80th anniversary with a celebration featuring food, wine, a theater trivia contest, music and scenes from past RVP shows and a silent auction. 2-5pm. $28.80 Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com 07/02-08/15: Travesties Tom Stoppard whips up a clever, tasty dish about art and society. Presented by the fabulous Marin Shakespeare players. Check website for performance dates. 8pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Through 07/10:‘Les Liaisons Dangeruses’ Stage adaptation by award winning playwright Christopher Hampton presented by the Porchlight Theatre Company. The July 19 performance will be followed by a champagne reception. 7:30pm. $15-30. Marin Art and Garden Center’s Redwood Amphitheatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake, Ross. 251-1027. www. porchlight.net

Comedy 06/26: Benefit to Benefit the Benefit Lineup includes comedians Joe Klocek, Ngaio Bealum, Nico Santos, Alex Koll and Carla Clayy. Proceeds benefit the Far West Fest Benefit festival. Features yummy


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The Ross Valley Players celebrates its 80th year with a trip down memory lane this Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and, yes, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin director Jim Dunn, at right with Lionel Stott, in RVPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1954 production of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mister Roberts.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; local food and drinks and a raffle. 7:30pm. $20-30. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn, Main St., Pt. Reyes Station. www. homebasewestmarin.org/events/index.php

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Ramsland and Sherrill Miller on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marin Mind/ Scapes: Stories of Art, Nature, and Wellness.â&#x20AC;? 3:304pm. Free. Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 457-6964 x386. www.marinmindscapes.com/ events/marinscapes

06/25-08/01:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Been Meaning To Tell Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Annual Members Exhibition features recent work by gallery artist members illuminating the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme. Opening Reception 3-5pm June 27. Free. Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station. www.galleryrouteone.org

06/25-08/25:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Streamers: Subconscious Imagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; New work by Leon Rosenblatt featuring forty surrealistic, graphite drawings that flow into each other in an ongoing landscape of juxtaposed objects. 6-9pm. Free. Sam the Butcher Contemporary Art, 19 Ross Common, Ross. 302-8116. www. samthebutcherart.org 06/25: Marin/Scapes Preview An early opportunity to view and arrange to purchase selected pieces of the Marin/Scapes artwork by Buckelew artists. Proceeds from Marin/Scapes support Buckelew Employment Services. Noon-6pm. Free. Bank of Marin, 50 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 457-6964 x386. www.buckelew.org/marinscapes/

07/01:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Marin/Scapes 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Preview Gala Check out the art and meet the artists at an opening night gala event featuring a sit down dinner served al fresco followed by an auction and raffle. Proceeds go to Buckelew programs. 6:30-9:30pm. $135-250. Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 4576964 x386. www.buckelew.org/marinscapes

07/02-02:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Marin/Scapes 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Art Exhibition and Sale Fine art exhibition and sale which exclusively features the life and landscape of Marin. Offers works by more than sixty prominent artists. Noon-6pm. $15. Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia

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Through 06/29:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mirando en Verde/ Seeing in Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Latino Photo Project group exhibition. Featuring works of eight local photographers. Also â&#x20AC;&#x153;Earth, Sea & Atmosphereâ&#x20AC;?, a collection of paintings and hand-built ceramic vessels by Fay Wyles and Hanna Morris. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888(#) 252. www.sgvcc.org

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Through 06/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ancient Process: New Perspectivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elisabeth Setten, new works on paper exploring indigenous dyeing techniques. 9am-5pm. Free. Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station. 464-5100. www.nps.gov/pore/ index.htm Through 06/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Storybook Colorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibit of works by illustrator Katherine Lewis. Also celebrating the release of her new storybook â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simon and the Orange Scarfâ&#x20AC;? 11am-6pm. Free. elsewhere gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 747-8696. www.elsewhere.com

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06/28-07/01:The Healing Art of Writing Lectures on the craft of poetry. Monday: David Watts, Vanetta Masson, Robert Hass. Tuesday: Terese Svoboda, Mardi Horowitz, Louis B. Jones. Thursday: Rachel Naomi Remen, Jeremy Nobel, Jane Hirshfield. 2-5pm. Free, donations accepted. Meadowlands Assembly Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. www.dominican.edu

06/30: Commuting By Rail in Marin:The Interurban Era, 1934-1941 Tam Valley Speaker Series presents railroad historian Fred Codoni. Bring your railroad questions. He will have the answers. 7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

06/30: Dream of the Turquoise Bee Tours to Tibet Travel with Dianne Aigaki to Tibet where she does scientific botanical paintings of wildflowers growing at 11,000-18,000 feet elevation and has an eco-tourism partnership with Tibetan villagers. 7-9pm. $10, donation to Tibetan political prisoners and their families Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Pt Reyes Station. (707)927-0438. www. dianneaigaki.com/tibet

06/30:The A List Series: A Conversation with T J Stiles Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and the National Book Award will be interviewed by Jane Ganahl. 7:309:30pm. $12-15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Readings 06/25: Christopher Hitchens The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hitch-22: A Memoir.â&#x20AC;? Over the course of his 60 years, Hitchens has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most dangerous places. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/25: Coleman Barks The popular and prolific translator of Rumi and student of Sufism, will be featured, along with violinist Talia Toni Marcus, in a performance of Sufi poetry. 7pm. $25-30. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 927-0960. www.dominican.edu 06/25: The World of Wolves Dr. Paul Paquet and Dr. Marco Musiani discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The World of Wolves: New Perspectives on Ecology, Behaviour and Management,â&#x20AC;? a fresh and provocative look at current

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06/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Every War Has Two Losers: A Poetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meditation on Peaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bay Area filmmaker Haydn Reiss will present his short documentary film about poet and pacifist William Stafford featuring Alice Walker, Peter Coyote, Robert Bly, Maxine Hong Kingston and Coleman Barks. Alice Walker and Norman Solomon will be at this screening. 7:15pm. $5.50-10.25 Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454.1222. www.cafilm.org

Community Events (Misc.) 0/27: 2010 Tiburon Wooden Boat Show This anual fundraising event features live jazz and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and, of course, boats. 10am-4pm. $10, under 12 free. Corinthian Yacht Club, 43 Main St., Tiburon. 364-1656. www.mastermariners.org/ boatshow.html 06/25: Singles Dance Lock and key matchup. Dressy attire encouraged. 8-11:45pm. $20. Four Points Sheraton, 1010 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 5079962. www.thepartyhotline.com

06/26:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hands Across the Sandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Stinson Beach For ocean protection and clean energy future join hands at the south end of Stinson Beach. Featuring live acoustic music and speaker Norman Solomon. 11am-2pm. Free. Stinson Beach, south end, Stinson Beach. 488-0144. www.handsacrossthesand.com

06/27: Buddhist Temple of Marin Summer Bazaar Annual indoor/outdoor bazaar features great food and baked goods, cultural demonstrations, performances and games. Noon-6pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-1173.

06/27: Mill Valley Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting The 29th Annual festival will feature more than 100 gourmet food vendors and wineries on the Plaza. Tickets available at Mill Valley Market or at www.millvalley.org. 1-4pm. $40-50. Depot Plaza, 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA, 94941. 3889700. www.millvalley.org 07/01-05: 2010 Marin County Fair The award-winning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenest county fair on earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; continues to break new ground with this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going Global: Connecting Cultures.â&#x20AC;? Features multicultural music and dance performances along with nightly fireworks, carnival, farm animals, concerts and more. 11am-11pm.

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07/01: Wildlife Associates ‘This Living Earth’ Meet endangered animals from across the globe including the Canada lynx, snowy owl, and Brazilian porcupine, and learn about their threatened habitats and survival strategies. 3-4pm. Free. Sausalito Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito.

Through 6/30:‘Where the Mountains Meet the Sea’ An interdisciplinary exhibit of art, photography and writing from students of Bolinas/Stinson School, Inverness School, Papermill Creek Children’s Corner- Supported by First Five of Marin, Tomales High School and West Marin School. Reception with the artists 1-3pm June 6 after the Western Parade. Free. Toby’s Feed Barn, 11250 Hwy. One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1223. www.tobysfeedbar.com Tuesdays: Little Music Circle Kids Live music, bubbles, small instruments and fun. Little ones learn rhythm and movement, cause and effect and patterning, helping brain development. 12:301:15pm. $10, drop in. Heller’s, 514 Fourth St., San Rafael. 233-7456. www.theparentscenter.com

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Tuesdays: Tamalpais Valley Farmers Market Local and regional farmers and food purveyors will showcase their high quality, seasonal bounty of organic and specialty foods. 3-7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

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Week of June 24-June 30, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Saturday’s lunar eclipse in earthy Capricorn challenges you to find a way to impress the world while keeping one foot on the ground.. You’re in a tricky position all week, as the planets require that you satisfy your need for personal freedom with the demands of family and career—which is why you feel like the walls are closing in on you. Remember, every wall has a door or a window. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Do not ignore this weekend’s lunar eclipse. A full moon in Capricorn, which is powered by Pluto (the god of the underworld), is unusually intense. If you’ve been a bit lax about taking care of the spiritual part of your existence, you are likely to feel inspired this week to explore that aspect of life. No matter how much money is in the bank or how many degrees on your wall, a satisfied spirit trumps them both. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Ruler Mercury’s entry into the sign of Cancer provides a front row ticket for the intense lunar eclipse. Since most of you prefer to keep it on the light side, you may want to spend the weekend in a meadow of wildflowers watching the butterflies. The moon in the progressive sign of Aquarius on Monday and Tuesday offers hope for a silver lining in the worst of the dark clouds. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Some birthdays pass without much ado—but not this one. This weekend’s cardinal crisis focuses on your ruler, the moon. A lunar eclipse that incorporates the transforming planet Pluto into the mix is a powerful one. Your tendency to take things personally will make it an emotionally intense weekend. But it’s your birthday. What could be more personal than that? Monday and Tuesday you regain some objectivity and are able to embrace the idea of making big changes in your upcoming year. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Venus in your sign continues to promote pleasure, but the cardinal crisis will take precedence, especially over the weekend. Monday and Tuesday bring the bottom of your lunar cycle, indicating a time when you probably should rest and rejuvenate. You can go ahead and take off the armor, but keep it close by. The clash of the planetary titans is not finished yet. Maybe shopping for extra armor isn’t such a bad idea. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Reckless Mars and cautious Saturn in your sign simultaneously keep you wondering whether to embark on a grand adventure or stay home and add extra deadbolts to your doors and windows. The instinctual part of your chart is suggesting a change of pace, even if it means conquering the fear to start moving. While the weekend’s lunar eclipse is tough, it could provide you with endless creative inspiration. Can you create behind locked doors and windows? LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) The Super Galactic Center of the universe, an immense black hole, is in the sign of Libra—but don’t let that concern you. What should concern you is that the cardinal grand cross that occurs this week is likely to disrupt your emotional foundation. Not only will you question what makes you happy, you will question why anyone else should affect your happiness. As the sign ruling partnership, this can get a bit sticky, assuming you have a significant other. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) This week’s rare alignment is urging you to let go of old ideas. As a fixed sign, you have developed a set of beliefs over your lifetime—and they are comfortable, having been tried and true for years. Nevertheless, you are the sign that rules regeneration and in order to rejuvenate one must first fall to pieces. With your ruler (profound Pluto) intimately involved in this weekend’s lunar eclipse, the opportunity for a personal transformation is at hand. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) You often “luck” into situations that protect you from experiencing the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. And, as your ruler (explorative Jupiter) is in the adventurous sign of Aries, you are determined to broaden your horizons. However, the other planets are pointing out different obligations. Your career, your investments, your personal money and your shared resources are all being targeted in the current battle between the planets. That fabulous trip will have to wait. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) If you feel like finding a bomb shelter and locking yourself away until next week, you are a tuned-in Capricorn. The truth is that your sign is the focus of this weekend’s cardinal crisis/lunar eclipse. As much as I wish I could provide useful directives, I have yet to find a disaster preparation kit for a planetary disturbance. Perhaps that can be your next business venture. With a global customer base! AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) When a rare lunar eclipse sets off a pinball effect throughout your chart, it is time to pay attention. Since the transportation sector of your chart is involved, you may want to stay home Friday night and Saturday morning. (Letting someone else drive is not the solution.) After the weekend, the moon in your sign gives you a certain level of insight into your upcoming lessons. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Maybe it’s because you are compassionate; maybe because you’re naive. In either case, you likely have at least one friend who does not have your best interests at heart. That could explode in your face over the weekend when the lunar eclipse darkens your friendship house. In regard to romance, you have flirty Mercury and the affectionate Sun emphasizing your attraction factor. Feel free to replace that goodfor-nothing pal with a good-for-something lover. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 38 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 25 – JULY 1, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124001 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HD CONSTRUCTION/HD SERVICES, 1356 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: ROBERT W. MORRILL III, 1356 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124086 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC UNION RESIDENTIAL LEASING, PACIFIC UNION COMMERCIAL BROKERAGE, ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129: PACIFIC UNION INTERNATIONAL, INC., ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrantbegan transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 3, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124085 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MORGAN LANE REAL ESTATE, ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129: PACIFIC UNION INTERNATIONAL, INC., ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 3, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124084 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MORGAN LANE, ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129: PACIFIC UNION INTERNATIONAL, INC., ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 3, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304189 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. Fictious Business name(s): MORGAN LANE, ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING C, SUITE 300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129. Filed in Marin County on: September 12, 2006. Under File No.: 2006110975. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): MORGAN LANE MARIN, INC., 23 ROSS COMMON SUITE 3, ROSS, CA 94957. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on May 20, 2010. (Pacific Sun: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124188 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WEST END CAFE, WEST END PROPERTIES, WEST END APPLIANCE & SERVICE, 1133 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: AREF AHMADIA, 1133 4TH ST., 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 June 3, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124205 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BY YOUR SIDE HEALTH, 388 SUMMIT AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SABRINA M. GROSSMAN, 388 SUMMIT AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941 . This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact busi-

ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124043 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CAS MANAGEMENT GROUP, 206 EVERGREEN DR., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: CYNTHIA A. SULLIVAN, 206 EVERGREEN DR., 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 May 14, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124212 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as J&J SPA, 807-A FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FERNANDO JOSE ALBANDOZ, 182 HOWARD ST. APT 221, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124143 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE, 375 JOHNSTONE DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MWSL, INC., 375 JOHNSTONE DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 26, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124259 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BLACKBIRD, 12781 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., INVERNESS, CA 94937: JUDITH ROBINSON, 14 BRUCE ST., INVERNESS, CA 94937; CAROL WHITNAH, 15 IVY DR., ORINDA, CA 94563. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 14, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124264 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TOM & DAVE’S SPECIALTY COFFEES, 3095 KERNER BLVD. STE. A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KARA L. HAWTHORNE, PO BOX 87, WOODACRE, CA 94973; CHRISTOPHER L. RYGG, PO BOX 87, WOODACRE, CA 94973. 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 June 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124227 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TRINITY NAILS, 247 SHORELINE HWY, STE 10, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: KIEUTRANG THI DANG, 247 SHORELINE HWY, STE 10, 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 June 9, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124289 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE IDRA: A CENTER FOR JEWISH SPIRITUAL LEARNING AND PRACTICE, 95 ELIZABETH WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LAVEY DERBY, 95 ELIZABETH WAY, 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 June 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124270 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE BROCKMAN DESIGN STUDIO, 7 SPRING RD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: PETER BROCKMAN, 7 SPRING RD., 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 June 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124316 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MIRACLE MILE CAFE, 2130 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JEFFERY ALAN BARNES, 2133 17TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94916. 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 June 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124310 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FOUNDATION RENTALS AND RELOCATION, INC., 925 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: FOUNDATION RENTALS AND RELOCATION, INC., 925 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 15, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1002932. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CHARLES THOMAS MARKHAM filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CHARLES THOMAS MARKHAM to THOM MARKHAM. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 19, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: June 4, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1002993. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MOHAMED TARIK BOUKHARI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MOHAMED TARIK BOUKHARI to TARIK MOHAMED BOUKHARI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: June 8, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1003115. TO ALL

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner BERTHA TULLY MCCARROLL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: BERTHA TULLY MCCARROLL to TULLY MCCARROLL. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: August 12, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: June 15, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MICHAEL KIRK FARMER. Case No. PR-1003054. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of STEVEN JAMES ROBIN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: KENNETH E. ROBIN in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KENNETH E. ROBIN 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: July 12, 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:/s/ RICHARD V. DAY, 563 JEFFERSON ST., NAPA, CA 94559, (707) 253-8500. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304195 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): J & J SPA, 807-A FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: January 14, 2010. Under File No: 122931. Registrant’s Name(s): BIYU SITU, 4 ANDREAS COURT, NOVATO, CA 94945. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on June 10, 2010. (Pacific Sun: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. Case No. CIV 1003126. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner

CHRISTINA MAY BULMER has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: CHRIS M. BULMER. Petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner’s gender from female to male and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: Pacific Sun. Date: June 17, 2010. /s/JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): 10-236793 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): L.RYDMAN, AND ALL OTHER CLAIMING INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1510 WEST MINERAL KING AVENUE, VISALIA, COUNTY OF TULARE, CALIFORNIA: YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): BRIAN A. DUNN. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tienne 30

DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de las corte es): TULARE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, VISALIA DIVISION, 221 SOUTH MOONEY BLVD., VISALIA, CA 93291. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff���s attorney is (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante es): BRIAN A. DUNN, 1510 WEST MINERAL KING AVE., VISALIA, CA 93291. Date (Fecha): March 22, 2010 /s/ LaRayne Cleek, Clerk by (Secretario): Yaneli Orddonez, Deputy (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010)

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My husband of 18 years woke me up one morning to inform me that he told this woman in the class he’s taking that he’s happily married and isn’t looking to cross any lines. Feeling uneasy, I peeked at his text messaging and call history. They’d been texting for hours before his declaration to me, and text all day, every day. (He texts her upon reaching his office, and before he goes to bed at night.) Meanwhile, he had me stop calling him during work because it didn’t leave us enough to talk about at dinner. He claims they’re just friends but refused to cut back on their texting, despite how it’s upsetting me. He keeps saying he can’t have friends because of me, and thinks there’s nothing wrong with texting her all day.—Distressed

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When you aren’t guilty, you don’t wake your wife to confess your guiltlessness—complete with the details of what you aren’t guilty of: “I just want to let you know, Honey, I didn’t murder five people, three of them women, and bury their bodies five yards from the chestnut tree.” Marriage used to play out on the Wal-Mart model: the idea that one person would meet your every need from altar to gravestone. Couples these days seem to understand that this is ridiculous, and have friendships outside the relationship. But, there are friendships and then...well, let’s just say there are two kinds of people who text as much as your husband and this woman: 14-year-old girls and people with the hots for each other. He might swear it’s platonic, but can you see him goodnight texting some hairy buddy of his? Marital tenure has been in the news thanks to the Gores rounding out their 40th anniversary by announcing their divorce. People are calling this sad/tragic/horrible. But is it? OK, they promised to be together forever, but the reality is, things end. People use each other up and grow apart. It takes guts to admit it’s over, especially in light of all the “stay together no matter what” propaganda, like calling an ended marriage a “failed relationship.” (Why is it a failure if you had a bunch of good years together?) As I’ve written before, for couples who don’t have kids, or whose kids are grown, a marriage license should be more like a driver’s license: up for renewal every five years. Spouses would be less likely to slob up, get mean and cut off sex, and they’d have to ask themselves the question you two should: “Do we want what we have, or do we just have what we have?” Marriage is supposed to be a partnership, not a partnership with an option on a harem. Still, you don’t get to tell another adult what to do, just what you refuse to stick around for. But, unless you make it clear that you’re willing to walk, you may as well tack a rider on your marriage contract allowing unlimited extramarital texts. If you believe you two have more to share than collective boredom, try firing up his empathy. Ask how he’d feel if some guy called you on your home phone every five minutes during dinner, and one last time at bedtime. At the very least, it’ll make for some compelling dinner conversation, and it’s probably your best shot at getting him to consider changing his calling plan to one that leads to fewer dropped wives.

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Cloe Cloe is a beautiful and very affectionate cat who would love to curl up on your lap for some tummy rubs. This sweet girl is waiting for you!

A nice-enough guy who’s part of a group of friends I hang with sent me some “You looked delicious today” and “What a great butt you have”type e-mails. I felt flattered, then got a case of the ickies. Should I ask a trusted male friend (also in our group) to lie and say I have a boyfriend?—Skeeved

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Chances are, the guy’s just a doofus—one who doesn’t get that “You look beautiful” is a compliment and that what he wrote is basically “Hey, sex parts!” The moment a guy shows interest in you, decide whether you have any interest in him, and shut him down right away if you don’t. Whatever you do, don’t create boyfriend fiction you’ll have to maintain. Assess this guy and the group dynamic, and either ignore his e-mails or respond with something like “I’m telling myself you were drinking when you wrote that, and we’re both going to forget you ever sent it.” That might sound mean, but it’s actually the benevolent response: letting him know that he can’t just haul off with “You looked delicious today” unless he’s already getting it on with a girl or he bumped into her when she was dressed as a giant chocolate croissant. ✹

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