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During our fourteen year tenure, Sutter Health has significantly increased the quality of care, enhanced the breadth of clinical offerings, and invested more than $235 million to improve the hospital and overall patient care experience. • There is no question that we have transferred the hospital back to the District in much better shape than it was when we received it. Our strong desire was to continue to operate the hospital. • We offered to build a new seismically-safe hospital at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars and at no cost to the taxpayers. The Marin Healthcare District Board declined that offer. The District Board requested that we terminate our lease five years early and negotiated a settlement agreement. • This court-sanctioned detailed agreement has governed the roles, responsibilities and financial obligations of Sutter Health and the District for the past four years. Now, four years later, the District objects to the very agreement they negotiated and approved. Sutter Health’s practice of pooling financial resources and reinvesting them back into communities throughout its notfor-profit system of hospitals is not only typical of similar organizations but it is consistent with charitable trust laws, as acknowledged by the state and federal authorities that govern not-for-profit organizations. • The facts are plain and simple: This financial policy was accepted and adopted by the Marin Healthcare District Board when it formalized Marin General’s affiliation with Sutter Health in 1996 and was actually adopted and approved by the Marin Healthcare District Board again in 2006. The future of health care is likely to be even more complex than the recent past. To be successful, this community needs more collaboration and less rear-view mirror revisionism. We welcome the opportunity to partner with health care and community leaders who share a forward-looking, collaborative vision. We have a proud track record at Marin General Hospital and look forward to continuing to provide access to high-quality, affordable health care services at Novato Community Hospital, our urgent care clinic at Terra Linda, and in the future in San Rafael. We are dedicated to making healthcare more accessible and convenient for Marin residents and remain committed to our role in improving the overall health of this community now and into the future.

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›› LETTERS Knockin’ on heaven’s door, literally No wonder religion is under attack worldwide! Around the globe security is threatened by Islamic extremism. United Kingdom highprofile atheists threaten the Pope with legal action. Across Europe atheisThou shalt not pretend to not be tic campaigns at home... are challenging the faith of all persuasions. In America some Bible passages are scrutinized under hate-crime laws. Throughout Germany large posters have appeared quoting the words, “Get out of her my people if you do not want to share with her in her sins.” They urge its citizens to remove their names and their financial support from the Catholic Church. This because of child abuse, coverups and the luxurious lifestyle of the clerical hierarchy. This quotation relates to the symbolic “whore” of the Bible book of Revelation, 18:4 (interestingly, verse seven says that this harlot lives in “shameless luxury” and verse 24 adds, “In her was found the blood of...all those slain upon the earth.” Is this the Catholic Church alone? Have not all the worlds’ religions been guilty of political prostitution, shameless luxury, and bloodshed since time began? Paradoxically Jehovah’s Witnesses have always been under attack. Yet they have never

taken up arms, have no paid clergy, are politically neutral and adhere to high moral standards. They simply obey Jesus’s command to peacefully preach his Kingdom message from door to door as he did. Malcolm and Heather Loveland

On bright side, if it were Daylight Saving Time they’d have sat you 15 minutes early I read your recent review of Novato’s new restaurant, Chianti Cucina [“The Good, the Bad and the Chianti,” June 18], and I wanted to share our experience with the restaurant. A couple of weeks ago, another couple and ourselves had reservations for 7:30pm. We arrived on time, but were not seated until 8:15. There was no place to wait as the bar seats were taken, and we had to keep moving out of the way of waiters carrying food or dirty dishes. We found the food to be very good, but would not return until I know that they have a better “handle” on their reservation system. Judy Troy, San Rafael

Yeah, but at least kids can’t use that excuse to get out of the blood drive... Finally a brain is in gear at the Novato Unified School District and San Marin High School Principal Robert Vieth is suggesting students be required to complete 10 hours each year of community service in order to graduate. Then, of course, one of the other principals, Rey Mayoral of Novato High, doesn’t like the idea...because “it doesn’t come

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Upfront: Taking the ‘plan’ out of plantA coalition of opponents to a proposed Marin Municipal Water District desalination plant has collected enough signature... Upfront: Court scenes from a marriage Last week, the chief U.S. District Court judge spent a day listening... One Step at a Time The recent Grand Jury Report on the “cost of governance” opens the door to a discussion on how our local government continues... You haven’t really seen your favorite films until you’ve seen them outdoors. Film Night in the Park presents outdoor screenings of films at community parks in Marin and San Francisco, including (pictured) Creek Park in San Anselmo...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com from the heart.” (He’s probably the one who came up with “no ice cream trucks, no candy, no soda.”) Since students already have requirements for graduation; like showing up in class and getting passing grades, I would assume any one of them can tell Principal Mayoral that it’s not “coming from their heart” to get up so early, and have to study—and he’ll just let them get their diploma anyway. Maybe they need a new principal at Novato High...one with some common sense. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

Oil on wing no worse than honey-mustard sauce I wonder how many of the dedicated volunteers who helped save a pelican from the deadly Gulf oil have other birds for dinner or at a local fast-food outlet. They are not alone. Most people are appalled by the devastation of animal life by the Gulf oil spill, yet subsidize the systematic killing of other animals for their dinner table. They know that meat and dairy harm the environment and their family’s health, but compartmentalize this knowledge when shopping for food. And it goes beyond dietary flaws. We tolerate the killing of innocent people when our government and media label them terrorists; we ignore the suffering and starvation of a billion people, except when our government and media tell us to care because an earthquake or tsunami has struck. Our society would benefit greatly from more original thinkers, and our personal diet is a great place to start.

campaign. The Healthcare Workers PAC is an independent expenditure committee (which, by law, must be completely separate from the candidate they are supporting), and did not consult with me or anyone working in my campaign about their plans or activities. Our county still has challenges to face. Now that the ballots have been counted and I have been re-elected, I look forward to pressing forward to resolve issues of importance to District 1 residents: bringing the quarry into a modern permit, redeveloping Marinwood Plaza, improving watersheds, creating safe passageways, improving disaster readiness, addressing homelessness and maintaining fiscal stability in the county budget. I encourage anyone (whether they voted for me or not) to provide suggestions on how to meet those challenges. I can be contacted at the Civic Center at 415/4997331 or appointments can be scheduled through my office. Updates about the district can be found on my monthly email newsletter and can be subscribed to at http://bit.ly/baXKxS by clicking on the “subscribe” link. There will always be disagreements about public policy and the best way to accomplish goals and my constituents will not always agree with every vote that I take. But I promise to continue to work hard, do my homework, listen to all of the input I receive from the community and incorporate the community voice into my decision-making. I look forward to working with you for another term. Susan Adams, 1st District Supervisor, San Rafael

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Morgan Vrooman, Mill Valley

My fellow Marinites... Thank you to everyone who made my re-election possible. I feel honored to be chosen to serve another term as Marin County’s District 1 Supervisor. This was a tough race and I appreciate all who took time to walk precincts, make phone calls and leaflet with me. To clear the air on an issue widely reported in the local press, I had no prior knowledge about the mailers sent out in late May and early June by the United Healthcare Workers on behalf of my

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The most important question not yet asked of Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina: Have you ever cleaned a toilet? Kimberly Clark, Greenbrae

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The little engine that could? SMART says I think I can, I think I can; grand jury not so sure by Pe te r Se i d m an

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ust a few days after the Larkspur City Council performed an official turnaround and asked city staff to write a resolution requesting that Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit put a Larkspur station in the first phase of construction, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury released a report focusing on SMART. And the title of the report leaves no doubt about its contents: “SMART: Steep Grade Ahead.” The report’s summary includes a chastening caution: “This project, which appeared to be achievable less than two years ago, now faces overwhelming obstacles. The grand jury urges the SMART board to provide the leadership required to surmount these significant challenges.” A reasonable appeal, considering the staggering economic downturn that occurred right as SMART began collecting the 20-year quarter-cent sales tax in Sonoma and Marin counties to raise money for the train system planned to run between Cloverdale and Larkspur. In a budget update last year, SMART identified a $155-million shortfall in revenue projections. It resulted from a decline in generated sales tax and a poor bond market. The shortfall led to reactions ranging from calls to abandon plans for the 70-mile rail line with 14 stations to more circumspect reasoning that SMART should consider building

the rail line in phases. But if SMART chooses a phased approach, who gets the first trains? The question brings into play a complicated picture that mixes transit-oriented development, regional transportation planning and pure politics. The reversal by the Larkspur councilmembers, which took place just before the grand jury released its report June 25, came about four years after Larkspur took a stand and became the only city in Marin to oppose the SMART system as it went to voters with a sales-tax measure. Back then, parking for a Larkspur station was the big issue—and it still is. The parking conundrum for a Larkspur station goes far beyond managing cars and getting a handle on traffic. It affects the number of passengers who ride SMART trains to and from Larkspur. And that, in turn, affects revenue for SMART. And all of this affects whether SMART puts the Larkspur station in the firstround of construction. Larkspur Mayor Joan Lundstrom says the council opposed the SMART plan in 2006 because “of the disruption an overhead train would bring in the middle of an office and commercial area.” Lundstrom sits on the board of the Marin Transit Authority as well as the SMART board as a representative of the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers. The elevated train station 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS SMART train going up in smoke, says grand jury SMART needs to change tracks if it expects to chug through the recession, says the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. In a report released this week dubbed “Steep Grade Ahead,” the grand jury described the SMART project as “facing overwhelming obstacles” due to rising costs and plummeting sales tax revenues that have left the commuter rail project $155 million short of expected funds. Since Measure Q passed in 2008—in which 70 percent of Marin and Sonoma voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax to fund commuter rail from Sonoma through Larkspur—the economic downturn has devastated transit agencies throughout the Bay Area and, according to the report, SMART “has yet to identify, or even discuss, an alternative to the original plan.”The grand jury, however, was happy to offer a few suggestions, including reconsidering its “overly generous” retirement commitments to workers and that is should “defer the $91 million bicycle/pedestrian pathway until additional funds can be secured.” (A tall order indeed, consider that the SMART campaign relied heavily on the support of the cycling community through the promise of the pathway.) Other recommendations from the report include broadening the responsibility of SMART’s Citizens Oversight Committee and to promote ridership through the “people mover” aspects of a commute train—as opposed to the “ambience” or “experience” of rail. (See Upfront story, left, for more detail.) —Jason Walsh Local fair goes global The award-winning Marin County Fair, lauded as the Greenest County Fair on Earth in 2008, remains committed to integrating and celebrating environmental stewardship. The fair boasts a solar-powered carousel and stage for performances, another concert stage powered by bio-fuels, composting and recycling services, cooking oil collection, water-efficient landscaping—along with water-saving demonstration landscapes—low-flow toilets and a myriad of other energy-efficient practices, including complimentary bicycle valet parking. In addition to the traditional fair fun, this year’s fair—themed Going Global, Connecting Cultures—recognizes the diversity of the Bay Area—and its 110,000 visitors—with an array of multicultural activities and exhibits. The fair runs through Monday, July 5.—Carol Inkellis Seems a little fishy... Rangers from Point Reyes National Seashore seized 17 red abalone from six people at Tomales Point over the weekend. The state Department of Fish & Game requires divers or rock-pickers to have a valid fishing license and abalone report card. The six individuals’ infractions included undersized abalone, gear and abalonereport-card violations. Of the 17 abalone, 11 were reattached within their habitat. The six were issued fines totaling around $2,600. Rangers will continue to monitor abalone divers and rock-pickers. David Schifsky, chief ranger, stated,“Our mission is to protect resources that have been entrusted to us by the American people.”—CI

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1. The oldest house in Marin County was built of adobe bricks in 1776 by #4a the chief of the Olompali tribe, about three miles north of what current city? 2. According to the Bible, who gave all the animals their names? 3. For what reason do we celebrate July 4 as a national holiday? What’s the official name for this holiday? 4. Pictured at right, name these tubeshaped horns: 4a. Up to 3 feet long, driving people crazy at the World Cup games 4b. Up to 12 feet long, used by animal herders in the mountainous regions #4b of Switzerland (probably the longest musical instrument in the world) 5. What team, winners of the 2006 World Cup, embarrassingly did not even qualify for the second round of this year’s tournament? 6. Japanese-made Musashi and Yamato, each of which weighed nearly 73,000 tons, were the largest...what... of all time? 7. Which one of the Beatles will be performing a July 10 concert in the Bay Area, and at what venue? 8. With more than 28 million readers a month, what is the world’s most popular blogging website? 9. Work is expected to begin next year on a $300 million museum and arts center dedicated to Michael Jackson, located in what city, his hometown? 10. Can you find two positive numbers whose sum and product are both 5? Round off to two decimal points, please.

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her feline Frisco recently reunited after more than a month apart. It all began when the cat just disappeared one day. Julia posted fliers and searched, but she began to lose hope. Then, on Saturday morning, a neighbor from a few houses down called with a possible sighting. Sure enough, there was Frisco, 50 feet up a tree, meowing pitifully. That’s when a resourceful neighbor came to the rescue by strapping two ladders to the tree, and soon enough the scaredy-cat was safely on the ground. On behalf of Frisco, we pay tribute to his team of liberators, our Heroes of the Week—Colleen, Adelaide, Sandy and, especially, Bill. Our advice: Give that kitty some catnip and don’t let Bill move out of the neighborhood.

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she met a couple with two border collies. While chatting with them, Ann learned they’re planning on mating the dogs. Ann was disturbed about the backyard-breeding plan, but she was downright horrified when the man said that they were doing it for “money” and the woman stated, “There’s a demand for working dogs.” A quick check of the local border collie rescue website found more than 35 of these “working dogs,” including newborn pups, looking for homes. The big picture is far worse: Shelters kill 4 million unwanted dogs and cats each year. Mopsy and Flopsy are cute, but we think it’s time to get all of our Marin pets spayed and neutered and leave the breeding to the professionals.—Nikki Silverstein

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SMART general manager, “those were weekday numbers, and there was no parking factored into those equations because we assumed no new parking at Larkspur. You can change those forecasts once you make parking available.” That assumption is not lost on Lundstrom. “First they went to zero parking, and not even parking for drop-offs,” says Lundstrom, “so we are going from 1,000 to zero, and now we are working our way back from that. SMART success depends on some parking.” Although about 70 percent of the initial projected ridership includes trips within Sonoma County, Larkspur represents the one place on the rail line that can become a true multi-modal transit model for the future, in which trains, buses, ferries and bikes carry passengers in just about every direction. “The initial environmental impact report shows not a lot of people transferring to the ferry,” says Larkspur Councilman Larry Chu, “but [Highways 101 and 580 and their interchanges] are the two heaviest traveled roads coming together in Marin County,” and a regional transportation plan “needs connectivity between systems, whether it’s to the Marin Airporter, Golden Gate Transit buses or to the ferry. It fits together as part of a broader regional transit picture.” Chu says the past chill between Larkspur and SMART has warmed. “I think their willingness to come to the table and work with the other agencies [involved in area planning] is part of meeting their commitment to us.

< 8 The little engine that could? originally envisioned for Larkspur along Highway 101 would have created a significant visual obstruction for anyone on the east side of the highway, Lundstrom says. “Our councilmembers had doubts that a quarter-cent sales tax would be enough revenue to put in a complete station,” adds Lundstrom. Add to those objections the local perception that at one time a 1,000-car parking lot was talked about for the Larkspur Landing area. “That was back early and would have completely urbanized an area, and Sir Francis Drake is not equipped to handle that.” When Larkspur first raised concerns about the plans, city officials felt snubbed by what they saw as an inadequate SMART community outreach. “SMART wasn’t even responding,” says Lundstrom. “But with hiring folks to plan the stations, a step in the right direction began.” After Larkspur bristled at the original parking plan, SMART dropped parking entirely, says Lundstrom. The latest station plan shows some parking, but whether it’s enough could affect the Larkspur station’s prospects for early construction. According to initial projections, for the southbound commute only 108 riders would get off the train in Larkspur. For the northbound run, 51 passengers would embark. SMART critics jumped on those numbers, saying a Larkspur station is a bad investment. “Keep in mind,” says Lillian Hames,

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alling all music fans! Do not miss the around 6pm. Space Cowboy says, “Saddle fifth annual Far West Fest in Point up the lawn chair, grab the cooler and get Reyes Station on Saturday, July 17. A out there and enjoy yourself while supportbenefit for West Marin radio station KWMR, ing the local music scene and community this community-based, 100 percent green radio at the same time!” happening is among the best outdoor music Local musicians and music fans alike events of the year. Located at beautiful Love will tell you there is only one place to be on Field, the fest features Tuesday nights in the two stages, a kid zone, North Bay and it is 19 a smorgasbord of loBroadway in Fairfax cal and organic food for what is now being (including fresh oysters called Kortuzday. The and BBQ) and bever“no cover” show features ages from local brewera four-piece band that, ies and wineries. Music at the beginning of the starts at 11am with the night, consists of guitargroovelicious sounds of ist Danny Uzilevsky Bobo Tempo, followed (Chrome Johnson), by Dginn, Brindl & keyboardist Jonathan Friends, Nicki Bluhm Korty (Vinyl), bassist & the Gramblers, Dan Duffin (Culann’s Pimps of Joytime, El Yo! Catch MC Yogi’s performance back on his home Hounds) and drumRadio Fantastique, turf July 2. mer Dave Burns (West Monophonics (Best Funk Band of 2009, ac- Coast Boogaloo). After about an hour or so, cording to SF Weekly) and finally, reggae leg- it morphs into a “who’s who” of the local, end Sister Carol, who will close out the day and often not so local, music scene as the

The music-packed Far West Fest, held at Love Field. Need we say more?

aforementioned four move on- and offstage, happily relinquishing their instruments as drumsticks are handed off, guitars and amps are added to the mix, horn players are called up and myriad vocalists take turns belting out songs from blues classics to jazz standards, soul ballads to rock anthems. The combinations of musicians and genres that occur onstage are as unlikely as they are amazing. In my memory there has never been such a vital meeting place and jam session for our local music scene. Who’s been stopping by recently? Drummer Joe

Russo (Furthur Band), Clarence Slaughter (Trombone Shorty), Jerry Hannan, Aaron Redner (Hot Buttered Rum), Johnny Axtell, Michael White, Kelly Peterson, Buddy Owen, Marcus Scott, Donna Eagle, Jim Talley, Rusty Evans and members of Monophonics, The Mo’fessionals, Eric Martin Band, Miles Schon Band, Lumanation, The Hold Outs, HoneyDust, Swamp Thang, Sabbath Lives, Sage, Cup of Joe, The Heaters, 5 Minute Orgy and many more. It’s always rockin’ and always fun, so make sure to check it out while it’s still free! Pt. Reyes product MC Yogi, aka Nick Giacomini, has been tearing up the country with his yoga-inspired hip-hop sound. Much of the summer he has been on the road, but you can catch him locally July 2 at his Yoga Toes studio inside Toby’s Feed Barn in Pt. Reyes Station as he makes a guest appearance during a night of spiritual music featuring the Kirtaniyas. The show is from 8-10pm. He will also play the Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley July 30. Rancho Nicasio has an amazing lineup this July featuring Peter Rowan’s first Bluegrass Birthday Bash July 5 and the one-andonly Sons of Champlin on July 18. Peri’s Bar in Fairfax will host local guitarist Aram Danesh on Thursday, July 8, who will be joined by keyboard ace Austin de Lone and an all-star rhythm section with drummer Paul Revelli and bassist Eric McCann. Happy 39th, Aram! The unique acoustic group Tin Hat will make two North Bay appearances this month, first at 142 Throckmorton Theatre on July 8 and then at the Pt. Reyes Dance Palace July 10. The sounds of Tin Hat are a whimsical, dreamlike combination of jazz, bluegrass, folk and avant-garde chamber music. Murphy Productions will present the inimitable Tommy Castro at the Palm Ballroom at the Seafood Peddler Restaurant in San Rafael on July 23. < Got a tip for THE BEAT? Email me at marinbeat@gmail.com. Keep rawkin! Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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ANNE CUTLER

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TEN THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW

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t is a truth universally acknowledged, that In the 1970s, the Marin Conservation a peaceful, prosperous county in posses- League trounced Marincello speculators by sion of scenic roads and trails must be in organizing residents to defeat a water bond. want of some strife. Our Mediterranean cli- They made history: It was the first water mate (complete with actual mountain!) is rea- bond ever defeated in California, according son enough to feel appreto Joan Dritz, one of the ciative—or smug. community volunteers BY JACQUIE PHELAN The stunning landin the fight. scape is the pretty face Nowadays, the develMarin shows the world—by way of hundreds opers have learned the importance of longof luxury car commercials atop Mt. Tam— term strategy—and letting the conservationwhile territorial battles are pitched between the minded people nitpick each other to death. us’s and the thems in a grumpy, decades-old The commercial interests occupy boards and demonstration of Marin’s less friendly side. committees (alongside the ecology-minded) This amazing plenitude of places to while former public employees find jobs as walk, ride and picnic arose from the politiPG&E spokespeople. (It is my fervent hope cal savvy of the wealthy wives of the timber that eco-minded Marinites won’t fall for a barons, who created durable environmental shoreline water-desalination factory to keep policy and oversight in the ’30s, a time when the lawns green when gray water will solve the America was poised to pave every paradise in problem, but this is seemingly removed from the name of Jobs and Progress. When public the bicycle problem.) funding was too slow, they’d just purchase Marin’s environmental movement, the bike their husband’s land (stripped of the trees) boom and the Arab oil embargo hastened the with their own money, then put the land in evolution of the mountain bike. That freedom the public trust. The names are familiar: Kent, machine put America—specifically, Marin Forbes, Livermore. Their justifiable mistrust County—on the cultural map of the world. of commercial development gave rise to the One problem: Marin didn’t really want to county lands we will enjoy “in perfectuity.” be on the map. Especially since (according to the powerful few) mountain bicycles were the No. 1 destroyer of trails, tranquility and the teetering status quo. Roadside billboards were neatly dispensed with by the wise women (and every day I thank them)...Well, dear reader, what does the colorful cycling jersey look like to a motorist Jacquie Phelan will present Mud Life or a hiker? Crisis, a mountain bike workshop for A billboard, right? women, at the Kirkwood Mountain Bike Think about it... Festival, Aug. 24 to 27. Find out how safe Marin County leaders could have led the and easy mountain biking can be when country in deep ecology as early as 1987 had you’re among a group of peers, instead of they recognized the potential in the growing holding up the rear. If you’re an old hand community of cyclists riding on Mt. Tam. at cycling, you’ll have sisters to ride with Like the old-guard preservers of tranquility, this summer, and friends for life. Or if you cyclists will vehemently defend open space want to try riding off road because your against development. But not if they’re not doctor sentenced you to “30 minutes of allowed to ride on public land. daily exercise,” this could be your ticket The bike companies in Marin undermine to a new you. For info, email Jacquie at rider credibility—their ads show armored jacquie@batnet.com. guys flying down the fire roads, the usual. Oh,

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Jacquie Phelan pedaled into the county 30 years ago wearing (how could she?) the wrong trousers, top, shoes and, of all things, a helmet.

need I mention that SUV makers (the most profitable, unregulated autos ever made) always aligned themselves with off-road bicycles teams? Genius: putting the most polluting vehicle together with the knobby-tired bike. The old guard mistook the bikers at the meetings for The Enemy, and viewed the bikes as symbols of progress gone wild. In fact, rampant commercial development is still threatening the county, backed with lots of money. All the outdoor lovers and bay protectors need to work together if they want a bucolic county with less auto traffic in the coming decades. Whenever things seem the grimmest, I call on Martin Rosen—a witty and spectacularly gifted eco-deal maker who has preserved hundreds of thousands of acres of at-risk private land as president of the Trust for Public Land—for some perspective. He suggested that I not give up hope, that a tiny flickering candle is enough in the darkest hour. Rosen then told me how, a decade ago, he was on the bus headed back to Marin from downtown San Francisco. It was a Friday—the evening of Critical Mass— when the woman next to him complained bitterly about “those clowns on bicycles” ruining the commute.

Rosen asked her if she remembered the student movement in Berkeley three decades past. She said yes. He said, “You are now experiencing another moment in history, and in the long run, the bikers will have done us all a favor”. “Then what?” I asked. “She got quiet.”

In the beginning there was... A couple of guys. One was an inventor/frame builder who re-thought the entire bicycle, one traditional steel bicycle builder, plus a third buddy who simply loved to ride (they called themselves the Three Stooges). They created a boutique componentry company back in the middle Klunker period. One founder, Charlie Cunningham, my husband, was more aeronautical engineer than klunker type. He maintained that bicycles are tools of spiritual transformation as well as by far the most efficient means of moving a human. “Ballooner bikes” (our term for mountain bikes) are a lifelong cause. 14 > JULY 2 – JULY 8, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 13


on fire roads but not on trails...and the job description of the rangers changed to include “cite bikers on trails” and “operate a weapon.” Naturally, without the formidable skills, education and power of this group the county might just be another sprawling strip mall (of course that is what the 101 corridor became). This is the incredible gift that they left us. But there could have been so much more.

I fought the laws (and the laws won) I pedaled into Marin 30 years ago, and ran smack into something like sumptuary laws for cyclists. I had the Wrong Trousers. Also the Wrong Top, Wrong Shoes and worst of all...a Helmet, which was apparently a major no-no for serious racers. Fragile, pricey Lycra spandex had just been invented (along with sublimated fabric printing), so all the interesting bicycle clothing was pitched aside. The county now had rolling billboards (in those days it was European toothpaste brands and bicycle brands that were advertised on the jerseys) on street, highway and, God forbid, the remote trails crisscrossing Mt. Tam. Since that debut as an outsider in the land of the bicycler, I have paid close attention (if not respect) to the social codes and unspoken covenants that apply to the two-wheeled set, especially when compared to the fourwheeled set. What isn’t seen, but felt—and usually only after living here a while—is the territoriality. Never mind Nortenos vs. Surenos—our drivers are having to cede more territory to the burgeoning ranks of two-wheelers “encroaching” on the roads. The volume of vehicles on U.S. roads has gone up by 35 percent since 1987 (in Marin it’s closer to 100 percent), whereas the road network has swelled by only 1 percent.

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Yes, I know it sounds a little Out There, but we are Out There. We’re Marinites! We’re territorial about the air we breathe! In 1985, the Three Stooges met with Bern Shenks, Marin Municipal Water District land manager, to discuss allowing bicyclers to enjoy the public trails in a way that had the least physical impact: separate trails, separate days, even enlightened passing/overtaking protocols. Shenks was very interested. One problem. Shenks was fired, and replaced by Steve Petterle, a landscaper (different from a land manager), who was more in line with the idea that bicycles should be banned from public land unless they can comply 100 percent with all the existing rules. (Historical note: MMWD had already unsuccessfully tried to ban jogging on trails for all the same reasons—safety, erosion, unmanageable groups—but the runners just slowed to a walk when they were approached by the ranger.) Cunningham met with Petterle, leaving a copy of the Whole Earth Review’s Deep Ecology issue behind. Recycling your plastic bags and tweaking environmental policy is not “deep.” Re-thinking humanity’s impact on nature is. Petterle didn’t get it. That old guard directly and indirectly ruled the county—some still do—and those folks couldn’t imagine sharing the trails. They were outraged and frightened by the “10 percent of riders” flying down fire roads on the weekend with their friends. The Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 disrupted an all-out ban on bicycles. Bicycle Trails Council of Marin (the counterfoil to the 10 percenters who rarely showed up at public hearings) manned informational checkpoints to educate riders, hikers and horseback riders about sharing the trails. Bikes remained

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JOE BREEZE

< 13 Ten things you don’t know about cycling in Marin

The birth of mountain biking. Mt. Tam would never be the same…

If you’re a non-biker, you have no choice but to dream of ever more freeway lanes. Or a train. California law doesn’t distinguish between a cyclist and a motorist. In Sacramento, a bicyclist is equal to a motorist. If you cycle, you pray for California to follow Oregon’s example and enact a “Vulnerable Road User” law. “The landmark Oregon bill defines a vulnerable roadway user as anyone not in an enclosed vehicle, and it establishes stricter penalties for anyone who kills or seriously injures a vulnerable user and is convicted of careless driving,” explains the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Tom Ammiano is trying to get such a bill passed but, since this is car-culture’s capital, it’s not a front-burner issue. If you are one of Marin’s die-hard bicyclers, you vote for transit, watch your back and count bumper stickers. “The more markers a car has, the more aggressively the person tends to drive when provoked,” social psychologist William Szlemko observed two years ago. “The number of territory markers predicted road rage better than vehicle value, condition or any of the things that we normally associate with aggressive driving. Drivers forget that the public road is not theirs, and exhibit territorial behavior that normally would only be acceptable in personal space.” We have different groups litigating about the definition of “sharing.” A blogger was able to stall a cycle lane project in San Francisco for four years, and a hiking group sued the Mt. Tamalpais State Park for allowing a multiuse fire road to be downsized to a trail. Social scientists describe three kinds of territoriality: 1. personal territory—like a home, or a bedroom 2. temporarily yours—an office cubicle or

a gym locker 3. public territory—park benches, walking trails...and roads The auto industry (with its attendant advertising and lobbying budget) quite literally rules America, along with the health insurance industry. Sedentary lifestyles beget profitable chronic illnesses and limitless prescription drug sales. The view through the windshield shapes one’s perception, separating the driver from an endless sequence of other vehicles, stop signs and, yes—even humans—obstructing one’s movement. Some drivers actually believe bicyclers “cheat” by “not paying taxes,” when in fact all taxpayers are subsidizing the roads used by the motorized public. And bicyclers are considered invaders of the public domain, when the opposite is true. The private car has taken over the public space known as the thoroughfare and squeezed out all prior users.

Driving cars— another ’Nam... On a bicycle, the rider is both exposed and engaged with the surroundings. There is no accelerator. The rider is more akin to a walker than to a motorist, with the exception of efficiency. Cycling is hella efficient. My high school civics teacher drew a pie chart to illustrate what share of our time and energy would be devoted to care and maintenance of a car (about a third of the pie). In the spirit of smart-ass teendom, I snarked, “What if we ride a bicycle?” Bike commuting was unheard of in Los Angeles, but I knew I could save wages and work fewer hours than my classmates. The same teacher informed us that the U.S. automobile death and maiming toll is around


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5 million people per year, dwarfing the devastation of the Vietnam War. Thirty-five years later, the statistic has hardly changed. This situation is considered “normal.” That’s why you don’t know it. Surely 5 million annual accidents employ comparable millions of emergency response workers. Who would dare upset this elaborate, unspoken business model? Definitely not the newspapers that need to sell car advertising to exist, or television, which relies on big business to be profitable.

In harm’s way In 2006, 68-year-old cyclist Jim Bryan was rear-ended by a young driver in Greenbrae. The policeman wanted to know if this champion Masters racer was senile, and essentially blamed Jim for “going too slow” from a standstill at a red light on Wornum Drive. The driver just punched the accelerator and slammed Jim, saying she didn’t see him. If you are rear-ended by a motorist, you get to be in “The Club.” Joanne Black and Bob Snyder also belong to it. Joanne teaches at Brookside—a mommy drove over her as she steered into the parking lot on her bike. Bob was hit from behind, too. He will never be the same. They were “in the way” of a motorist. If you end up in the club, please call a lawyer with experience in cycling matters, and be sure to take pictures as soon as you’re able to of the site. No one else will.

Tunnel vision Marin once had trains, and still has hills. Tunnels dot the landscape, out of view. Marin boasts 10 or so, two in active use: Waldo on Highway 101, and Rodeo, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The other eight are sealed off, after their usefulness for timber extraction and passenger-train travel was over. They are: O Tiburon (two bores) O White’s Hill (three tunnels connecting Woodacre and Fairfax) O Puerto Suelo (San Rafael to Terra Linda) O Tomales (two single bores, north and south) O Alto (between Scott Valley Swimming and Tennis Club and Corte Madera’s Twin Cities market) If or when the bikers get to use the tunnels, there will at last be a refuge from the automobiles. Gas stations would lose business, and the EMTs, fire department and hospitals would miss their regular “dooring” and “I didn’t see him” customers. It took a decade to put a modest footbridge over a canal in Greenbrae, so it’s easy to think, “not in my lifetime.” Thanks to the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (and changes in the political winds), a bikeable tunnel may open by this time next year. The county of Marin and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) are construct-

The daring young men of the Marin High School Cycling League—apparently before Title IX was enacted.

ing the Cal Park Hill Tunnel project, which includes a reconstruction of a 0.2 mile railroad tunnel, and approximately one mile of approaches to the tunnel for trafficseparated bike/pedestrian use. When completed, the project will provide connections between the San Rafael Transit Center and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal via a bicycle and pedestrian pathway. A solid barrier will separate the SMART train from the cyclists inside the tunnel. To connect San Rafael to Greenbrae by bike requires Armstrongian determination, if not Armstrong legs. One must ride over very steep hills through a maze of suburban streets...or pedal back to Wolfe Grade and climb that busy (though less steep and less maze-like) thoroughfare toward Marin Catholic High School...or ride all the way to the Hub, and then take Sir Francis Drake or the bike route. Very roundabout.

The kids are all bike Starting kids young will help, especially since the trend is that fewer children know how to bicycle now than in the 1960s and ’70s, which will have catastrophic impact when they get driver’s licenses and don’t know what a bicycler needs in terms of space. Safe Routes to Schools already serves as a model around the country. The concept: If kids are trained, and roads are suitably designed for safety, maybe kids will get active by walking and biking to school. I specialized in teaching the kids that Mom and Dad hadn’t succeeded in training. Wouldn’t it be great to have a similar program working on the parents? Get them to leave the cell phone off when driving? Or

Joe Breeze (who dug up this photo), center, and fellow Marin High School Cycling League racers in the days before he became known as a founding father of mountain biking.

better yet: getting them out of the car, too? It might cost more than $22 million to implement, adults being so uncoachable and all. The cell-frighteous multi-taskers might riot... while driving the kids to soccer. For a decade kids in California have raced mountain bikes for their high school team, but this was not the first time kids raced bikes for school teams. Joe Breeze informed me that: “In 1971, all schools from Tamalpais High to San Marin High participated in inter-high school bicycle road racing. There were about 70 students racing in the league. “The program was an outgrowth of the Tamalpais Cycling Club. Club member Dan Smiley was from an active cycling family. His father David and mother Yuriko [professional classical musicians with S.F. Symphony] were members of the Marin Cyclists. Knowing the keen interest in bike racing among Marin high school students, David and Dan Smiley, along with fellow Marin Cyclist racer Steve Harrison, put together a plan to hatch the Marin High School Cycling League. “In the spring of 1971, a series was established. There were time trials [solo riders racing the clock] along Paradise Drive, the Big Rock Hill Climb, road races from Stinson Beach to Olema and a Nicasio to Novato road race—six races each year. The program was

very popular and lasted for three years, with David Smiley being the driving force. “Tam High won the title all three years. Individually, in 1971, San Rafael’s Jerry Heidenreich was top points winner. In 1972 it was Tam’s Marc Horowitz. “A British cycling magazine even included a story with photos about our high school racing. It coincided with a similar phenomenon in the United Kingdom. “Sadly, David Smiley died of a heart attack in 1973 and the Marin cycling program proved to be unsustainable without his formidable leadership. “Mr. Smiley’s efforts did have a significant and lasting effect on many Marin students. It exposed them to the heretofore little known sport of road racing. Many went on to race in United States Cycling Federation races, others raced nationally. Some went on to found Velo Club Tamalpais, Marin’s crucible of mountain biking which would become their life’s work.” Readers know that Joe created the first 10 purpose-built fat tire bikes in 1977, and then designed Euro-chic transit bikes in the late 1990s. He is one of Marin County’s priceless resources for two-wheel ideas and implementation. When I was working on this story, bemoaning the absence of an “Idaho cycle law” (in Idaho bicyclists are permitted 16 > JULY 2 – JULY 8, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 15


< 15 Ten things you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about cycling in Marin to roll through stop signs after assessing the safety), Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16-year-old (racer) son Tommy noted that a less-populated state can easily have such a law; it would be less practical in urban Marin. I realized why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a brilliant cycling advocate/administrator. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got a lick of sense. I must move to the back of the bus...Ah, the bus...

Get on the bus Buses help bikers get out of town. Golden Gate Transit buses carry bicycles for free... half the ďŹ&#x201A;eet has three bike racks, the other half can accommodate two bikes on the front of the bus. Even buses without a rack on the front have an underbelly compartment that the driver can open for you, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to ask. GGT drivers are trained to make eye contact with cyclists, so be sure to look into mirrors and windows when passing a bus and establish eye contact before loading a bike on the rack to avoid the â&#x20AC;&#x153;pancake effect.â&#x20AC;? According to Mary Currie, GGT spokeswoman, no bicycles have fallen off the bus racks, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to keep an eye on your machine at the stops, in case of opportunistic â&#x20AC;&#x153;bike-swapping.â&#x20AC;? Another great planning tool is 5-1-1. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the transit info phone number, backed by a ride-mapping website: http://bicycling.511. org/bikemapper.htm.

I hope I ride before (and after) I get old Is this story getting old yet? We sure are...most of us know that Marin is a pretty â&#x20AC;&#x153;oldâ&#x20AC;? county, and thanks to the longevity bicycling permits (assuming no tragic snufďŹ ng scenarios on Nicasio Valley Road), we should get to ride with lots of older friends, beating back inďŹ rmity with supple 90 rpm spin. Check out the prevalence of gray hair under those helmets. Make room, Old Guard. Runners embrace the bike when their knees give out. Desk jockeys have doctors who have sentenced them to 20 minutes of exercise a day, â&#x20AC;&#x153;or else.â&#x20AC;? Luckily, bicycling is so much fun it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem like punishment. Especially when you take cars out of the equation and veer onto the dirt. The oldest, most cohesive group on dirt bikes is the Over The Hill Gang. These fellows get together religiously thrice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am and Sundays at 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;rain or shine...since 1983 (see picture). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen a trio of gents on a culinary mission: in search of low-hanging fruit. Walter (85) and David (88) and Arnie (70, â&#x20AC;&#x153; the kidâ&#x20AC;?) are coming to a ďŹ&#x201A;at neighborhood near you.

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While out looking for other vintage cyclists recently, I hit pay dirtâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the kind where you see someone approaching, do a U-turn and catch up with the person. Fit, tan and looking like a million bucks, Amil St. Augustine, 81 years old, told me heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be riding his road Merlin three to four times a week, were it not for home responsibilities. I promised myself that Charlie and I are going to hunt for surplus fruit and attempt to remain healthy until at least 2043 when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in our 80s. Knock on wood.

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11 MORE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW 1.

Every hour spent on the bike is an hour spent in perfect balance.

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Thus, on a bicycle, one’s mood improves over time.

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In a car, the reverse is true.We all benefit when people ride bicycles.

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You cannot pay someone else to ride your bicycle for you to earn carbon credits. If you attempt to pull a No. 4, the resultant well-toned legs ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.

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Despite evidence to the contrary, skintight neon Lycra togs are not obligatory.

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The person opening the car door is always at fault when a cyclist strikes the door.

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Half our trips are under three miles. And it’s quicker to ride a bicycle.

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Cars are just brand-name wheelchairs.

A 25-pound bicycle is not an automobile...but don’t try telling that to the cop. The law is convinced that“cars and bikes are the same.”Automobiles are lethal when carelessly operated.The police want to protect you. So you get to have a $400 ticket for blowing a red light at 3am. Because a bicycler has the same rights and responsibilities as a motorist. But that still doesn’t make a bike into a car. Hence, as your friends and spouse will tell you,“Be careful out there!”I will tell you: Pray that if you are hit, the responding policeman is a bicycler.

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People in high places, elected or appointed, are not overly fond of bicycles and bikers. As the“bicycle problem”persists (Marin is home to a huge number of bicyclers, many of whom know one another), time will win out.The next generation of Marin’s best and brightest will not be capable of an anti-bicycle philosophy.The elementary school and high school bicycle programs guarantee it. And those who had a bad experience with a thoughtless rider will lose their sway.—JP

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Yeah, spandex shorts are more comfortable for riding, but please, think of the rest of us before donning these.

The Ricky Cha Water Tank, another piece of klunker history that no longer exists.

June, when you spy a couple on a tandem streaking past the San Anselmo Coffee Roastery with body paint, you’ll know why. San Anselmo’s Coffee Roastery is where a pedaler’s version of bird identification takes place every morning. The spandex-clad patrons perch on the front benches and hail every passing rider by name, then gossip about them after they’re past. If the rider acknowledges the yell, the birder gets a point. If the commuter/racer/Fred looks over to reply—and so doing gets “doored”—two points. Note: “Fred” is the cycling equivalent of a nerd. Freds were the first to wear helmets, the vanguard that steered cycling do-gooders into advocacy, and the absolute last to succumb to spandex clothing. They have chainring marks not only on their right calf, but on their upper thigh, or better yet, their chin.

Ricky, don’t lose that number Ricky Cha Water Tank—the priceless historic artifact pulled down off the mountain. Without a peep, or a meeting or any discussion. It’s not Grand Central Station, but it was a marvel, and a destination. High up on the slopes of Tamalpais, at the intersection of Indian Fire Road and Eldridge Grade, stood a redwood water tank painted green and covered with mountain biker graffiti from the mid-1970s. Legendary rider George Newman etched a mark for every ascent. One year, he rode well over 300 times, and all the hatch marks were his proof. There were colorful mementos from the “Larkspur Canyon Gang” and the guys who rode in Mill Valley—ridiculing the use of gears, claiming one speed “is all you need.” Or declaring the existence of a “Morrow Majority” (the Morrow bicycle brake was the most desired of the klunker components). Ricky Cha was, along with Mud Pup, an original cartoon character in Fat Tire Flyer, the seminal magazine. The tank was dismantled many years ago, and with it went the Rosetta Stone ciphers of the klunker forefathers. < Jacquie Phelan (aka Alice B. Toeclips) is a member of the United State Bicycling Hall of Fame and the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame.

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sunny space in the back (near the bar!) that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much decor yet. A touch of ďŹ&#x201A;oral design and some outside lights could create the sort of European beer-garden spot that Novato is sorely lacking. And for those who will greatly miss the Omelet House, we stopped in a few weeks ago for breakfast and the omelets are ďŹ neâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a little smaller, and not as many to choose from. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind. < Share your Omelet House memories with Jason at jwalsh@ paciďŹ csun.com.

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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS In most places, county fair food means fried things on sticks, tons of sugar and mystery meat. In Marin it means fresh, trans-fat-free summer treats from local sources, and many ways to enjoy them, from the food stands to competitions to a whole festival dedicated to learning about good things to eat. That last category is this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special attraction, Global Kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in keeping with the fairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 theme, Going Global: Connecting Cultures. Each day in the fairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Exhibit Hall there will be ďŹ ve cooking demos/presentations by experts in cuisines from around the world. Host of the series is Rachelle Boucher, George Lucasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former private chef, who describes the venture as â&#x20AC;&#x153;global street foods with gourmet twists.â&#x20AC;? The 25 presentations focus on such diverse subjects as chocolate (sweet and savory), kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cooking, global grilling (Jamaican jerk specialties) and Thai foods. Look for highlights like American Indian foods from John Farais (The Culinary Cowboy), ďŹ&#x201A;avors of Spain (Scott Scheidt, Sabor of Spain), South Indian cuisine (Palak Patel), South American foods (Seann Pridmore, Epicurean Group) and Caribbean/Haitian tastes from Lufete Orleansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new food truck with exotic snacks on wheels. For Global Kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule, go to www.marinfair.org. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW No surprise here, considering current dining patterns: The two newest restaurants on the local roster are Italian and Mexican and both opened in June where old-timers once ruled. In Sausalito, the ambience of Samurai (2633 Bridegway, 415/332-1677) has been HispaniďŹ ed with interior tile and bright colors, and huge pots of ďŹ&#x201A;owers at the entranceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;still, it may be disorienting for those who remember walking through the decorative wooden entry and heavy doors for Japanese dining. La Hacienda Bar & Grill offers big drinks along with familiar burritos and plated specials...Red Boy Pizza

MORE RESTAURANT NEWS Grillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mill Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s takeout spot for Mexican foodsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has reopened after a remodel that extends to the menu as well as the space. New items include fresh house-made organic tortillas, the addition of shrimp to ďŹ lling options and fresh fruit drinks. Look for the cheerful yellow awnings and sidewalk tables (493 Miller Ave., 415/381-3278)... Yet more Mexican? SĂ­! Chipotle Mexican Grill at Northgate Mall debuts a new menu for kids, complete with a build-your-own taco kit (415/507-0493)...Om South Indian Cuisine is the place to go for exploring foods encountered nowhere else in Marin. A good way to start is a lunch buffet, unlike the tired selection trotted out at many Indian spots, a bargain at $8.99. The restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website (www.omcuisine.com) has a thorough description of authentic dishes and dining customs, handy to consult before a trip to 1518 Fourth St., San Rafael (415/458-1779)... Its quaint home in the San Anselmo Inn is hardly a tip-off that SunďŹ&#x201A;ower Cafe might include Jewish deli-style favorites on its menu. At breakfast diners may choose a scramble of eggs, lox and onions or French toast made with challah; lunch items available are matzah ball soup, hot corned beef or pastrami sandwiches as well as Reubens or Rachels. 7am-2:30pm daily (337 San Anselmo Ave., 415/256-9290). !

Nociâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michael Orlandi will share his methods for making artisanal gelato Thursday at the county fair.

was long a neighborhood ďŹ xture in Ignacio; now a much more sophisticated menu awaits at Boca Pizzeria & Wine Bar. This is the second Novato establishment created by Shah Bahrenyi and chef/partner Sam Ramadan of Boca Steak & Seafood, just up the street. With an imported tiled oven for turning out Neapolitan-style pies, it promises authentic fresh Italian cooking (made-inhouse breads, desserts, even some cheeses). Look for grill dishes and pasta specials. Open daily. (454 Ignacio Blvd.; 415/883-2302).

BRING ON THE BOTTLES Wine discounts are popular these days as restaurateurs look for ways to lure diners to tables. Half-price bottles: Tavern at Lark Creek and Yankee Pier in Larkspur, throughout the month of July; all Pasta Pomodoro branches, Wednesday nights; Piazza Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Angelo Ristorante, Monday nights... Angelinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Sausalito discounts 25 percent off each bottle Tuesday nights, with free corkage on Wednesdays. < Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net

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All in the family No one does family like Francis Ford Coppola, and it’s a credit to his film chops that he’s willing to steer his great preoccupation into oddball little precincts like Rumble Fish and Tetro, his latest film, when the mood suits him. A fraternal melodrama conceived and written (brilliantly) by Coppola for production in Argentina, Tetro deposits us at the apartment doors of expat Angelo Tetrocini (Vincent Gallo) the moment his younger brother Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich) shows up to learn what ever became of him. Angelo was once an aspiring writer bursting with enough talent and smolder An expression to ward off brotherly love. to match his famous conductor father, but he dropped it all for the bohemian anonymity of Buenos Aires cafes, community theater and the love of his girlfriend Miranda (Maribel Verdú). He even has a new name, Tetro, and a madman demeanor that seems calculated to shoot down every attempt Bennie makes to get close to him. An allegory of consuming talent and unfulfilled promise that makes a thrilling detour into the lands of Patagonia, hauntingly scored by Osvaldo Golijov (lucky Francis), Tetro is a sterling exemplar of my fave movie subgenre, the-dissolute-American-abroad.—Richard Gould

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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

The Dalai Lama stars in ‘The Sun Behind the Clouds,’ playing this week at the Rafael. O The A-Team (1:57) TV’s favorite rogue commandos storm the big screen led by Liam Neeson; Jessica Biel costars. O Charlotte’s Web (1:53) E.B. White’s timeless tale about the friendship between a spider and a pig features Dakota Fanning and the voices of Oprah Winfrey and John Cleese. O City Island (1:43) Hilarious havoc ensues when a middle-aged wannabe actor introduces his family to his long-lost ex-con son. O 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. O Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (1:58) True tale of the passionate love affair between the Parisian couturiere and the avant-garde composer. O Cyrus (1:32) Sundance fave about a divorcee’s battle of wills with his new girlfriend’s overprotective twentysomething New Age son. O Despicable Me A wicked suburban supervillain is waylaid in his plans to steal the moon by three little girls in search of a papa. O The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2:32) Stieg Larsson’s bestseller hits the big screen with Michael Nykvist as a down-and-out newspaperman out to crack a long-forgotten unsolved murder. O 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. O 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. O Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (1:24) Acclaimed documentary about the iconic, foul-mouthed 76-year-old comedienne and her struggle to keep up with the demands of her career. O 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.

The Killer Inside Me (1:48) Chillingly effective film version of the Jim Thompson pulp classic stars Casey Affleck as a nice clean-cut all-American sociopath. O Knight and Day (2:10) Cameron Diaz’s mundane existence is spiced up when she gets involved with international secret agent Tom Cruise. O The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan fantasy about the balance of power between the four elements (and the sexy young stars who embody them). O Madama Butterfly (2:40) Catch SFO’s production of Puccini’s lilting East-meetsWest romantic tragedy in dazzling high definition. O The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onedin (2:40) Superstar diva Renee Fleming stars in Tchaikovsky’s throbbing romantic tragedy. O 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. O Predators A group of cold-blooded mercenaries become the prey of alien big game hunters! O 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. O The Sun Behind the Clouds (1:19) Documentary follows the Dalai Lama over the course of 2008 as he struggles to broker Tibetan independence from China. O 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? O 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. O Winter’s Bone (1:40) A mountain girl from the Ozarks goes a-searching for her kinfolk when the law repossesses her house. O

›› MOViE TiMES The A-Team (PG-13) +1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:30 NCharlotte’s Web (G) ++1/2 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue 10am City Island (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 6:15, 8:35 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) Century Northgate 15: Tue 10am Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (R) ++1/2 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Sun 2:15, 4:55, 7:35 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:55, 7:35 Wed 3:45 NCyrus (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:45, 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 5:55, 7:15, 8:30, 9:45 NDespicable Me (PG) Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) ++++ Rafael Film Center: Fri-Mon 4:15, 7:30 Grown Ups (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:30, 12:55, 2:15, 3:35, 4:50, 6:25, 7:25, 8:55, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1, 4:10, 7:05 I Am Love (R) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Sun 1:55, 4:35, 7:20 Mon-Wed 4:35, 7:20 Thu 1:55, 4:35, 7:20 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (R) ++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri-Mon 2:45, 4:45, 6:45,

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8:45 Tue-Thu 6:45, 8:45 The Karate Kid (2010) (PG) +++ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 12:50, 4:10, 7:20, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:05, 1:05, 4:10, 7:30, 10:30 NThe Killer Inside Me (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Mon 4, 8:20 Tue-Thu 8:20 Knight and Day (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:40, 12:55, 2:25, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55 Mon-Thu 2:10, 4:50, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:30 Lark Theater: Fri-Sun, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7, 9:15 Mon 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Wed 4:15, 9:15 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:05, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun-Thu 1:05, 4:15, 7 The Last Airbender (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:15, 12, 12:45, 1:45, 2:30, 3:30, 4:15, 5:10, 6, 6:45, 7:40, 8:25, 9:15, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:15, 11:45, 12:45, 2:15, 3:15, 4:45, 5:45, 7:15, 8:15, 9:45, 10:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1, 4:40, 7, 9:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:15 NMadama Butterfly (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onedin (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 Thu 10am CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 Thu 1 OSS 117: Lost in Rio (Not Rated) +++ Rafael Film Center:

Sat-Mon 1:45 Tue-Thu 7, 9:15 NPredators (Not Rated) Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm Solitary Man (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:55 NThe Sun Behind the Clouds (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Tue-Thu 6:30 Sat-Mon 2, 6:30 Toy Story 3 (G) ++++ Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:20 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:50, 12:40, 2:35, 3:25, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:25, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 Mon, Wed-Thu 2, 4:30, 7:20 Tue 10:15, 2, 4:30, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35 The Twlight Saga: Eclipse (PG13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11, 11:40, 12:20, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:40, 3:20, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:40, 9:20, 10, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: FriMon 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10, 11:15 Tue 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:10, 4, 7, 10 Mon, Wed-Thu 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Tue 10:30, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Winter’s Bone (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:30, 1:55, 4:30, 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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SUNDiAL ] [ Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin

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Live music 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 07/02:The Gold Diggers 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 07/02: Ramblin' Jack Elliot Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 5pm. Free, with fair admission. Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 07/02:The Wailers Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 7:30pm. Free, with fair admission Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 07/03: Freddy Clarke With the Wobbly World band. World music inspired beats. Bring your own beer or wine! 8:30-12:30pm. $5. Saausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www. sausalitoseahorse.com 07/02:The Wailers Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 7:30pm. Free, with fair admission. Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 07/03: Little Feat Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 7:30pm. Free, with fair admission. Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 07/03:The City Featuring Paula Sorce. 8:30pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www. ranchonicasio.com

07/04: Del McCoury Band and Preservation Hall Jazz Band Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 2 and 4pm. Free, with fair admission. Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org

07/04: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Classic swing and jazz standards including great works by Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. 1-4pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. www.19broadway.com

07/04: Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Dennis Kamakahi and Uncle Richard Ho'opi Part of the Marin County Fair lineup. 6 and 8pm. Free, with fair admission. Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 07/04: Sunday Open Mic With the New Moon Players. 8pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. 07/04: The Zydeco Flames Special barbecue on the lawn show for the Fourth of July. 4pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www. ranchonicasio.com

07/05: Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Birthday Bash Barbecue on the Lawn. With guests Lorin and Chris Rowan. Three brothers together make this a special occasion not to be missed. Share in the rare air. 4pm. $20. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 07/05: The Four Tops Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 6pm. Free, with fair admission. Lagoon Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 07/05: The Temptations Part of the Marin County Fair entertainment lineup. 8pm. Free,

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Murder! Greed! Corruption! Violence! Exploitation! Treachery! Plus a whole lotta exhilarating song and dance. The award-winning musical that has it all, CHICAGO, opens Marin Summer Theater’s season with a talented cast of 13- to 23-year-old students—and that includes musicians, technicians and crew. The theater group, sponsored by San Marin Music Boosters with support Paige Brinskele, Jake Brinskele and Kasie Gasparini from the high school and the Novato are ready to razzle dazzle audiences. school district, presents three shows in seven weeks—Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Some Enchanted Evening—The Songs and Dance of Rodgers and Hammerstein follow later this month and next. Preview performance Thursday, July 8, at 8pm; regular performances Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, at 8pm and Sunday, July 11, at 2pm at the Emily Gates Student Center at San Marin High School, 15 San Marin Dr., Novato. Info: www.marinsummertheater.org.—Carol Inkellis

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07/06: Swing Fever With Bryan Gould

Jazz. 3-6pm. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392.

Music of Irving Berlin and Harry Warren. 7-10pm. No cover Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 07/07: Compared to What Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 07/07: Silly Strings Americana with Jack Pribble, Pat Echols and Michael Ratika. 8pm. Free. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 07/07: Summer Karaoke Night With Mark Powers. 9:30pm-midnight. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www. finnegansmarin.com 07/08: Wanda Stafford Jazz. With Si Perkoff, Hal Solin and Bob Switzer. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

07/09: Dave Gleason and the Golden Cadillacs CD Release Party. With Rosie Flores. 8:30pm. $15-20. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 07/09: Eric Martin Marinwood Music in the Park Series featuring live music, food, beer/ wine and a bounce house kids area. Upcoming shows: July 23, Loralee Christensen Trio; Aug. 6, Jimmy Two Times; Aug. 20, The 85’s. 6-8pm. Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. 479-0775. www.marinwood.org 07/09: Friday Evening Jazz With lovely and talented local jazz pianist Judy Hall. 5:30-7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 07/09: Michael Bloch Singer/songwriter. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. www.maxsworld.com 07/16: Dave Ogden Part of the Live Music Friday Series. 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 606-7435. www. marinorganic.com Fridays: Michael Aragon Quartet Jazz. 9pm. no cover No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

Sun. and Wed: Family Night with Giovanni Italian and international accordion music. 6-9pm. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Pizzeria, 45 Broad-

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Concerts 07/08: Tin Hat Ensemble Blending jazz, folk and classical traditions, this quartet creates chamber music for the 21st century. With Mark Orton, Karla Kihlstedt, Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg. 8-10pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmorton.org

Dance 07/09: Kusun Ensemble Traditional African rooted music and dancing. You will want to jump out of your seats and join in with an extraordinary group of musicians and dancers based in Ghana, West Africa. 8-10pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Theater/Auditions 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 07/08-11: ‘Chicago’ Presented by Marin Summer Theater. 8pm. $10-15. Emily Gates Student Center, 15 San Marin Dr., Novato. 233-1552. www.marinsummertheater.org 07/09-11: ‘Pennies from Heaven’ Original production about the Great Depression features music from the ’30s. Sunday matinee at 3pm. 8pm. $12-22. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 883-4498. www.novatotheatercompany.org Through 07/10: ‘Les Liaisons Dangeruses’ Stage adaptation by award winning playwright Christopher Hampton presented by the Porchlight Theatre Company. The July 19 perform-


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07/04: Jan Gross and Gael Hunt Exhibition Pastels, monotypes and mixed media works. Landscapes, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105.

07/09: 2nd Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael Join Art Works Downtown and numerous merchants up and down Fourth St for art shows, gallery receptions, open studios, refreshments and inspiration every 2nd Friday of the month 5-8pm. Free. Various locations, Downtown Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org/2ndFridays.html

Through 07/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mysterious Vistas and Unexpected Terrainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marty Knapp, photography. Free. Marty Knapp Photo Gallery, 11245 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 663-8670. www. martyknapp.com Through 07/06:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spiritzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Solo exhibition of clay, papier-mâchĂŠ and plaster sculptures by Zwanda. 10am-5pm. Free. Underground Gallery at Art

Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org Through 07/15:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Where You Areâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition of mixed media artwork inspired by environmental issues. Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing # 200, Novato. 459-4440. www.marinarts.org

Through 07/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sudden Intended Exhilaration: Art to Recallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition featuring fifteen Bay Area artists. Noon-4:30pm. Free. Mona Lease Gallery, 39 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae. 461-3781. www.monaleasegallery.com

Through 07/24:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Adding On: Repetition with Variationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin Arts Council and Art at the Cheese Factory present an installation where a variety of objects are repeated for dramatic and artistic effect. Wed.-Sun. 11am-6pm. Free. Marin Arts Council Gallery, 906 Fourth St., San Rafael. 459-4440. www.marinarts.org Through 07/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Realm of Dreamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Collaborative exhibit by Phyllis Thelen and Barbara AndinoStevenson, also features poet Ann Rinehart and photographer David Leslie. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

Through 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. Free. Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station. www.galleryrouteone.org Through 08/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Entwined by Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christine Walker, Cynthia Jensen and Susan Bercu, sculpture, painting & printmaking. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. www.falkirkculturalcenter.org Through 09/17:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dynamic Imagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin Arts Council sponsored group exhibition features diverse photographic images from Marin artists meant to draw the viewer inward. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 329, San Rafael. 459-4440. www.marinarts.org Through 09/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Artistic Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Free exhibit featuring original works by artists from the 1940s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s who gave Sausalito its reputation as an art colony. Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Free. Sausalito Historical Society, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4117. www.sausalitohistoricalsociety.com

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07/08: Why There Are Words Literary Reading Published authors Elissa Bassist, Glen David Gold, Joshua Mohr, Anne Raeff, Jason Roberts, and Tatjana Soli read from their works on the theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Accident.â&#x20AC;? 7-9pm. $5. Studio 333,

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STARSTREAM Week of July 1-July 7, 2010 â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş by Ly nd a R ay ARIES (March 20 - April 19) As the sign most related to independence, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for the 4th of July. The duo of freedom-loving Jupiter and revolutionary Uranus in your sign makes you a big fan of personal liberation. The night of the 4th brings out a longing for a more intimate connectionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re watching the ďŹ reworks with someone special. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) While Venus (your ruler) occupies the expressive sign of Leo, you can be quite dramatic, which explains your desire to show off. Meanwhile, since wise Jupiter and insightful Uranus have taken over your house of the unconscious, your intuition is particularly on target all week. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Irritating Mars and judgmental Saturn may be causing a rift between certain members of your clan. Until next week, no one wins on this, so taking sides is pointless. Really. Sometimes one has to declare complete independence and stick to it. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) You made it through last week in one piece, now come on out and join in the festivities. The 4th of July is a birthday celebration for Cancer. So have a great time, enjoy the ďŹ reworks and stop worrying about your career, your ďŹ nances, your love life or whatever is preventing you from donning your party hat. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Sociable Venus is in your sign. That means, in spite of the Sun (your ruler) in the moody sign of Cancer making you emotionally vulnerable to tactless comments, being the life of the 4th of July party is still within your power. Your sunny smile along with the gourmet picnic treats you provide can win over any grump. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Your ruler (Mercury) has a talent this week for understanding what is needed to balance out the presence of two diametrically different energies in your chart. So, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whether to make demands or attempt negotiations, take a deep breath and wait for Mercuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer. You may feel attracted to someone who is probably not a perfect matchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the ďŹ reworks to last. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Although the Moon in Me-ďŹ rst Aries may inhibit your ability to form an unbiased opinion, this 4th of July your only problem may be how to divide your time between your friends and your sweetie. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The Sun in Cancer is usually a comforting time for you; this year, however, the celestial dynamics affecting your ruler, Pluto, make it less than ideal for relaxation. You may be better off working the grill or setting off the ďŹ reworksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just to stay busy. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to like about the 4th of July? You are especially in sync this year as your freedom-loving ruler (Jupiter) occupies the ďŹ ery sign of Aries. Meantime, your luck with gambling and/or investments could drop off soon. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tell you to look for a real job, but there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) A high level of ďŹ re energy over the holiday weekend can either bring excitement about celebrating or make you want to hide away. Your chart is quite conďŹ&#x201A;icted as Pluto and Saturn are trying to keep you focused on reality, while Jupiter and Uranus are attempting to take you on a roller coaster ride. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Your ruler (Uranus) is in the rebellious sign of Aries for Independence Day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite ďŹ tting actually. And the fact that freedom-loving Jupiter is right there, too, makes it even better. Buy extra sparklers. On Monday, you may get a bit of surprising news. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) While the 4th of July is not considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;romanticâ&#x20AC;? holiday, the planets are busy working on your love life. You are looking for quality not quantityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which is what you shall ďŹ nd. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already attached, you are learning the ďŹ ne art of appreciation. You realize that greener-looking grass on the other side reverts to drab brown once you have removed your rose-colored glasses. < Astrologer Lynda Ray is offering personal consultationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at a discount to Sun readersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in Marin July 15-30. Visit lyndarayastrology.com or email cosmicclues@gmail.com for more information. Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com

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-Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x201E;˘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 business 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 ClerkRecorder 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 WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 & DAVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124366 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as M&R VENDING, 10 CATALINA BLVD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BLAKE MAYOCK, 10 CATALINA BLVD., 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 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124293 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KINSHIP INITIATIVE NETWORK OF SERVICES, 300 SUNNY HILLS DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: SUNNY HILLS SERVICES, 300 SUNNY HILLS DRIVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124371 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE GRACE INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ELECTION INTEGRITY, 645 TAMALPAIS, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: SUNRISE CENTER INC., 645 TAMALPAIS,

CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on June 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124273 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as K&K COMPANY, 64 CROSS CREEK PL., LARKSPUR, CA 94939: VALERIA KUZNETSOVA, 64 CROSS CREEK PL., LARKSPUR, CA 94939; VLADIMIR KUZNETSOV, 64 CROSS CREEK PL., LARKSPUR, CA 94939; ANDREI KUZNETSOV, 64 CROSS CREEK PL., LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 16, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 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 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

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ADViCE GODDESS®

by Amy Alkon

Q:

I was on a first date with this guy, and he kept texting right at the table. Amazingly, he asked me out again. Is this on-date texting becoming the norm?—Ignored

A:

There are times when your date can’t help but break away to text or take a call, like if he’s got the other half of the missile launch codes and Luxembourg just attacked Staten Island. If it could be the secretary of state or the babysitter about his kids setting the house on fire with My Little Meth Lab, he should apologize in advance that he might have to take a call. Otherwise, answering is the digital version of leaving your date alone at the table and bopping over to join friends across the restaurant. People with manners consider how their companion might feel sitting before a full restaurant audience pretending to examine a napkin for hidden messages. Cool as it is that you can message somebody in Moscow right from the table, groovy new technology needs to be paired with groovy old-fashioned social graces. If you’re going to invite somebody to dinner and ignore them, at least have the decency to get married first and build up years of bitterness and resentment.

Q:

This guy I met at a club seemed great, but when we went on a date, he made no eye contact. ZERO. Apparently, he needs lots of alcohol to be normal. My friend just went out with a guy who took her to the equivalent of Subway for Hawaiian food. They sat in plastic chairs, ordered from a counter and looked out at a parking lot and a porn store. How do we stay in the dating game without becoming bitterly annoyed?—Underwhelmed

A:

A date, as a way to get to know somebody, is really fun—for anybody who enjoys a police interrogation with two-for-one well drinks. Group dating is a much better idea. There’s a site called Ignighter.com where you and some friends post a group profile and go out with other groups of friends. Or, arrange this sort of thing yourself. With friends there, you won’t be so nervous, you won’t have to hold up half the conversation and you’ll get a clearer picture of a guy by seeing him with his friends. Should a group date be a bust, it’s like you and your friends all went to some lame party, not like you alone once again failed to find everlasting love. If you must go on a first date solo, meet for drinks—for an hour-and-a-half, tops. Basically, keep it cheap, short, and local—which’ll ease the pain should it take a Hobbesian turn toward “nasty, brutish, and short.” (Do your best to laugh if that also describes your date.)

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I’m a mature 21-year-old woman considering a relationship with a 30-yearold man, but I worry about our age difference. I’ve yet to graduate, and am living the life of a student, but I don’t want to miss out on the guy of my dreams. —Unsure

A:

Yippee, you can now be tried as an adult, but don’t be on your high horse about how all growed-up you are. At 21, everyone thinks they’re “mature.” By 23, some catch a whiff of what blithering idiots they’ve been. At 30, many have nine years of proof. Making matters worse, you’re from one of the most overmommied generations ever. While the original umbilical cord is still cut at birth, there are now aftermarket versions from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. One 20-something girl complained on a blog that her mother calls her every 30 minutes when she’s out. Once, when she didn’t reply right away, she logged 96 missed calls from Psychomommy. Even if your parents aren’t all helicoptery, the last thing you need now is a guy you’ll look up to as some elder statesman with all the answers, eliminating the need for you to flail around and find them for yourself. In fact, there’s never been a better time for you to miss out on the guy of your dreams. Your dreams are likely to be rather different at 25, let alone 30, making your 20s, especially your early 20s, the ideal time to date all the wrong guys. Avoid locking onto Mr. Dreamy today and you might avoid waking up at 30 with the urge to date a garage-band drummer with a part-time job shoplifting. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 37 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. Registrantâ ™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 petitionerâ ™s name to: CHRIS M. BULMER. Petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitionerâ ™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) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1003385. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner GEORGE TSUKAYAMA LAGUA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GEORGE TSUKAYAMA LAGUA to GEORGE JOSEPH TSUKAYAMA. 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 11, 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 29, 2010 /s/ Verna A. Adams, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010)

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