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›› LETTERS Brand spanking [In regard to the Pacific Sun’s June 18 interview, “The Whole Stewart Brand,” in which the Whole Earth Catalog founder talks about changing his attitude about nuclear power and genetically modified organisms.] Is Stewart Brand getting so old that his Read the controversial interview at memory is failing him? Doesn’t he remember the power industry’s public-relations folks telling us that nuclear-power generation would provide Americans with power “too cheap to meter”? Meanwhile the Monsantos of the world were bragging that pesticides would allow us to feed all the world’s inhabitants so we could finally end hunger. Are we so naive to buy such lies, yet again, from the same corporations that gave us huge cancer rates, that even the most conservative scientists now agree are connected with the radiation and pesticides released by these two industries? Stewart Brand’s views are dangerous in that they neither take into account the history of the corporations involved nor the unbiased science that those same corporations seem hellbent on preventing the

American people from seeing. The Japanese and Europeans have rejected GMOs in their food supply. Shouldn’t we be asking why? I, for one, will never trust the corporation that poisoned us with PCBs, and then, as court documents reveal, hid the contamination from those who were ill. This same corporation is now altering the proteins in our food supply? Are we really that naive? I am embarrassed for you, Stewart, that you adhere to such lame science as your statement suggests, “Well, we know it’s not bad for you because we’ve been eating [GMOs] for 10 years.” Isn’t that the exact statement made by the tobacco and then the pesticide industries? Please do a serious review of the science on both sides of the GMO issue before talking about the “overdose of regulations we have” or leading your readers to believe that chemical farming systems make the soil “richer and richer.” Sure sounds like public relations BS to me, not any view that should be coupled with the word “long.” Also, if you want a cheap and renewable source of omega-3s, just put some flax seeds in your bread, as has been done since Roman times, with none of the risk associated with gene tinkering. Mark Squire, Good Earth Natural Foods, Fairfax

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Your soapbox is waiting at ›› are internal, and not material in the common connotations of this society. The core issues are the way we conceptualize ourselves, the way we think, and the way we allow our mentation to rest. There are many eloquent writers who have repeatedly warned us about these issues. Some of them are: Sherman Alexie, W.H. Auden, William Blake, Rachel Carson, Albert Einstein, Loren Eiseley, T S Elliot, Jack Forbes, Michel Foucault, Joseph Wood Krutch, Aldous Huxley, Eugene Odum, Fairfield Osborn, Jeremy Rifkin, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Toynbee, Paul Tillich, Alan Watts, Andrew Weil, Walt Whitman, A.N. Whitehead and Lynn White Jr. As Rachel Carson has said so clearly in her The Sense of Wonder, our primary responsibility as adults is to maintain the sense of wonder from our child years and share this with children and each other frequently. Loren Eiseley among others has made it clear that it requires very little external to ourselves to keep this birthright. Some of you may be wondering how you will survive without much ego? I hope you are also contemplating how your survival is impaired with more ego. And are in spontaneous awe from time to time with the mystery of just being. Carter Rose, Fairfax

One from the heart I am at a loss to understand why you would print what amounts to little more than a personal attack [Letters, July 2] on such a fine public servant and absolute gentleman as Novato High School Principal Rey Mayoral [Blackman questioned Mayoral’s “common sense” when it was reported that he had doubts about requiring students to perform community service because it wouldn’t “come from the heart.”] If Ms. Blackman confined her cynical rant to the issue at hand, that would be her right and your prerogative to print it. But for her to resort to a petty personal attack, and for you to print it, is despicable. Since you seem to print so many of her letters, I assume you find her to be provocative and amusing. If so, perhaps you should make her a regular columnist and take some responsibility for her diatribes. I have been actively involved in the Novato public school system since I moved here in 1989. In that time, I have never met a finer, 6 PACIFIC SUN JULY 9 - JULY 15, 2010

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Flushed with gratitude The Yes on F campaign thanks the voters for their approval of Measure F in Novato. We are grateful for the support of the ratepayers in the Novato Sanitary District. In these tough economic times, we are pleased that the ratepayers will be able to save about $7 million over the next five years. We are also thankful that the new treatment plant will be coming on line under expert supervision to help remedy the sewage spills and environmental harm that occurred with the old plant. The Yes on F campaign also thanks its wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to clearly communicate with the voters what voting Yes on F would mean to them and to our community. We promise to carefully monitor the implementation of the contract with Veolia so it is done as promised—that the cost savings are reaped, local control is maintained and Novato’s water is clean and safe. We look forward to a unified effort to fix Novato Sanitary District so that all of us can be proud of our local district, its board of directors and staff. Jerry Peters and Patty Bennett, Yes on F Campaign co-chairs

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The Pacific Sun’s June 18 cover story, “The Whole Stewart Brand,” received quite a reaction—one could call it “nuclear reaction”—from readers shocked that the Whole Earth Catalog founder would voice such strong support for nuclear power and GMOs. Renowned “no nukes” environmentalist Harvey Wasserman asked if he could submit this rebuttal:


tewart Brand now seems to equate “science” with a tragic and dangerous corporate agenda. The technologies for which he argues—nuclear power, “clean” coal, genetically modified crops, etc.—can be very profitable for big corporations, but carry huge risks for the rest of us. In too many instances, tangible damage has already been done, and more is clearly threatened. If there is a warning light for what Stewart advocates, it is the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which much of the oil industry said (like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl) was “impossible.” Then it happened. The $75 million liability limit protecting BP should be ample warning that any technology with a legal liability limit (like nuclear power) cannot be tolerated. Thankfully, there is good news: We have true green alternatives to these failed 20thcentury ideas. They’re cheaper, safer, cleaner, more reliable and more job-producing than the old ways Stewart advocates. Stewart and I have never met. But we have debated on the radio and online. Thank you, Pacific Sun, for bringing us to print. Stewart’s advocacy does fit a pattern. He appears to have become a paladin for large-scale corporate technologies that may be highly profitable to CEOs and shareholders, but are beyond the control of the average citizen, and work to our detriment. Because he makes so many simple but costly errors, let’s try a laundry list: 1. Like other reactor advocates, Stewart cavalierly dismisses the nuclear waste problem by advocating, among other things, the stuff be simply dumped down a deep hole. This is a terribly dangerous idea and will not happen. Suffice it to say that after a half-century of promises (the first commercial reactor opened in Pennsylvania in 1957) the solution now being offered by government and industry is...a committee!!! Meanwhile, more than 60,000 tons of uniquely lethal spent fuel rods sit at some 65 sites in 31 states with nowhere to go. Like the reactors themselves, they are vulnerable to cooling failure, terror attack, water shortages, overheating of lakes, rivers and oceans, flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, and much more. This is no legacy to leave our children.

2. Equally disturbing is the industry’s inability to get meaningful private liability insurance. The current federally imposed limit is $11 billion, which would disappear in a meltdown even faster than BP’s $75 million in the Gulf. According to the latest compendium of studies, issued this spring by the New York Annals of Science, Chernobyl has killed some 985,000 people, and is by no means finished. It has done at least a halftrillion dollars in damage. The uninsured death toll and financial costs of a similarscaled accident in the U.S. are incalculable, but would clearly kill millions and bankrupt our nation for the foreseeable future. 3. Stewart points out that there are also risks with wind and solar power. But clearly none that begin to compare with nukes, coal or deep-water drilling. If reactor owners were forced to find reasonable liability insurance, all would shut. A similar demand for renewables and efficiency would leave them unaffected. 4. Renewable/efficiency technologies today are cheaper, faster to deploy and more jobcreating than nukes. It takes a minimum of five years to license and build a new reactor. The one being done by AREVA in Finland is hugely over budget and behind schedule. There is no reason to expect anything better here. Among other things, the long lead time ties up for too many years the critical social capital that could otherwise go to technology that can quickly let the planet heal. 5. Like others who doubt the possibility of a green-powered Earth, Stewart posits the straw man of reliance on a deployment of solar panels that would blanket the desert and do ecological harm. In fact, the National Renewable Energy Lab estimates 100 percent of the nation’s electricity could come from an area 90 miles on a side, or a relatively modest box of 8,100 square miles. But as we all know, that’s not how it will be done. Solar panels belong on rooftops, where there is ample area throughout the nation, and an end to transmission costs. Likewise, wind farms do not “cover” endless acres of prairie, their tower bases take up tiny spots that remain surrounded by productive farmland. In this case, currently available wind turbines spinning between the Mississippi and the Rockies could generate 300 percent of the nation’s electricity. There’s sufficient potential in North Dakota, Kansas and Texas alone to do 100 percent. Cost and installation times put nukes to shame. The liability is nil, as is the bird kill, which primarily affects obsolete, badly sited fast-spinning machines in places like Altamont Pass. Those must come down, and there will certainly be other surprises along the way. No technology is perfect, and

Wasserman’s chilling 1982 book, ‘Killing Our Own,’ tells the stories of Americans living near nuclear weapons facilities and nuclear power reactors.

we need to be careful even with those that are green-based. But as we have seen, further threats on the scale of Chernobyl and the Deepwater Horizon cannot be sustained. 6. As for GMO crops, Darwin was right. Plants evolve to avoid herbicides just as bugs work their way around pesticides (which Stewart correctly decries). Now we see that “super-weeds” are outsmarting the carefully engineered herbicides meant to justify the whole GMO scheme, bringing a disastrous reversion to horrific, lethal old sprays. Chemical farming may be good for corporate profits, but it can kill global sustainability. In the long run, only organics can sustain us. 7. Stewart mentions that he is paid only for speeches. But a single such fee can outstrip an entire year’s pay for a grassroots organizer or volunteer. What’s remarkable is that the nuclear power industry spent some $645 million lobbying for its “renaissance” over the past decade—more than $64 million/year. It has bought an army of corporate lobbyists and legislators. Yet only a handful of folks with rear guard environmental credentials has stepped forward to fight for the old fossil/ nuclear/GMO technologies. Stewart is certainly welcome to his own opinions. But not to his own facts. Pushing for a nuclear “renaissance” concedes that it’s a Dark Age technology, defined by unsustainable costs, inefficiencies, danger, eco-destruction, radiation releases, lack of insurance, uncertain decommissioning costs, vulnerability to terrorism and much more. That the industry must desperately seek taxpayer help, and cannot find insurance for even this “newer, safer” generation, is the ultimate testimony to its failure. By contrast, renewables and efficiency are booming, and are a practical solution to our energy needs, which the corporate clunkers of the previous century simply cannot provide. It’s been a long time since the Whole Earth Catalog was published. Its hallowed founder should wake up to the booming holistic green technologies that are poised to save the Earth. They are ready to roll over the obsolete corporate boondoggles that are killing Her. Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, the disasters in the coal mines and the Gulf remind us we need to make that green-powered transition as fast as we possibly can. ✹ Harvey Wasserman, an early co-founder of the grassroots “No Nukes” movement, is senior adviser to Greenpeace USA, and author of ‘Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth.’ www.

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hen Yogi Berra said, “This is like déja vu all over again,” he could have been talking about the big oil initiative on the November ballot in California. Proposition 23 has a deceptively innocuous title. Its backers call it the California Jobs Initiative. Although they say it’s designed to delay implementation of AB 32 (the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) until unemployment declines, opponents say its true intent is aimed at killing AB 32 and the clean-energy economy AB 32 will foster. Just last month, state voters rejected Prop. 16, a measure backed and almost wholly financed by Pacific Gas and Electric that would have forced a two-thirds vote of residents before a municipality could form a community choice aggregation energy agency such as Marin Clean Energy. Prop. 16 would have made it even harder for publicpower agencies to grow and compete against utilities, including PG&E. If a public-power agency, such as Marin Clean Energy, wanted to expand its customer base, it would have to receive approval from two-thirds of its current customers and also from residents in the proposed expansion area. PG&E called the initiative “The Taxpayers Right to Vote Act.” Opponents called it a bold attempt to stop public-power agencies in their tracks. PG&E threw tens of millions of dollars at the initiative. Opponents had

financial resources that measured in the tens of thousands—but they mobilized a socialmedia campaign, which will be the outline for the campaign against Prop. 23. AB 32, which Gov. Schwarzenegger signed into law in Sept. 2006, says that by 2020, the state must reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions to the level of emissions in 1990. To do that, the state must cut emissions by 25 percent from 2006 levels. AB 32 mandates that a gradual reduction of greenhouse gas emissions begins in 2012. One provision in AB 32 has provided oil companies a wedge to block its implementation. The state’s governor can suspend implementation if “extraordinary circumstances” occur. Those circumstances include “significant economic harm.” Prop. 23 proponents say the state’s current high unemployment rate qualifies as an extraordinary circumstance. Prop. 23 calls for suspending AB 32 until the state’s unemployment rate drops to or below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters. The proposition, sponsored by two Republicans, Rep. Tom McClintock of Granite Bay and Assemblyman Dan Logue of Chico, has received major support from Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who calls AB 32, “a job killer.” Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says if elected, she will suspend AB 32, which she also sees as a drag on 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS My fair... talkin’‘bout my fair... The Marin County Fair reached out...and the crowds were there last week, as great weather and Motown stalwarts the Four Tops and the Temptations grooved the event to one of its biggest years to date. According to fair officials, admission revenue checked in at $1,197,297—up 6 percent over ‘09, and the second highest revenue number in the fair’s history (2008 green-themed fair still wears the crown). Attendees remained about the same as last year, at 114,000. A post-fair statement by fair officials credited the Four Tops and the Temptations with the largest concert crowds ever for the event. The fair offered a “global” theme this year, featuring such Big Blue Marble attractions as a Global Kitchen, an onscreen World Tour (in 3-D!), a 16-country origami exhibit and international entertainment on the “global stage.” “The response to this year’s global theme was very rewarding,” said fair director Jim Farley in a press release.“From the time we first started planning for the fair until we opened, we had tremendous support from the cultural communities in Marin County.” Added Farley:“Given this economy we were extremely pleased with our attendance and revenues this year.” Mountain Play’s Marilyn Smith dies at 78 Marilyn Smith, director of the Mountain Play from 1977 to 1999, died from cancer at her Glen Ellen home Sunday. The 78-year-old, a longtime Mill Valley resident, is credited with leading the renowned Mt. Tam production to an extended encore upon taking the reins in the late 1970s.The poorly attended, parking-plagued outdoor stage show grew into an annual family must-see after Smith implemented bus shuttles from Mill Valley to the amphitheater and launched productions of familiar Broadway musicals. Smith moved to Glen Ellen after retiring in 1999. She is survived by her husband, Bob Smith, five children and 10 grandchildren. SROs going MIA? The “big man on campus” should be a School Resource Officer, according to a new report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. The grand jury’s most recent study, released last week under the title “School Resource Officers: A Proactive Approach to School Safety,” says the campus cops’“presence at the county schools contributes significantly to maintaining safe and secure environments in which learning can take place.”The SROs are specially trained police officers or sheriff’s deputies assigned to schools for law enforcement duties—and to develop positive relationships with students and staff as well. The SRO positions have been funded by various police departments but, according to the report,“financial pressures that law enforcement agencies currently face have led to a substantial reduction in their support for this program.” Without new funding sources, the grand jury fears SROs may soon be “completely eliminated” and Marin communities should make it a priority to seek out new ways to keep the officers on campuses via bond measures or special grants.—Jason Walsh

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1a. What street in San Rafael was named in honor of English sea captain, explorer, slave trader and pirate Francis Drake’s ship? 1b. As a result of his exploits and the glory he brought to his motherland, Francis Drake was knighted in 1581 by what woman? 1c. In 1588, he was second in command of a British military mission that ended in victory, firmly establishing Britain as the world’s leading naval power? Whom did the British defeat? 2. Immediately before the U.S. flag had 50 stars, it had how many? 3. What well-known couple was married on July 29, 1981, in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral? 4. People named Louis: 4a. One of the stars of Seinfeld 4b. Boxer known as the Brown Bomber 4c. King of France from 1610 to 1643, known as le Juste (the Just). 5. Which of these tennis stars never won a Wimbledon singles title? a. Monica Seles, Chris Evert or Billie Jean King? b. Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl or Arthur Ashe? #9a 6. What major league baseball players, who at some time played for the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland Athletics, hold these alltime baseball career records: 6a. most home runs, 762 6b. most runs scored, 2,295 6c. most strikeouts, 2,597 #9b 7. Between 1976 and 2003, this supersonic passenger airliner, produced by the French and British, could fly between New York and Paris in less than four hours.What was it? 8. The phrase “What so proudly we hailed”is found in the second line of what song, written in what year, in what city, by whom? 9. Pictured at right: The year 1994 was the biggest in Jim Carrey’s career; he starred in three huge box office hits—each grossing over $250 million. Give the titles: 9a. Top: This title contained the name of a city of California, and also an animal reference 9b. Middle: This film was named after a strange body covering 9c. Right: This movie title just might describe his fan base... 10. What branch of philosophy deals with the nature and expression of beauty?

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²It’s bad enough when a tree lands in your driveway because of Mother Nature, but it’s outrageous when a tree removal service randomly chooses your driveway to deposit someone else’s huge tree. That’s exactly what happened in Larkspur. It appears that a rogue business may not have wanted to pay a dump fee, so it discarded a cut-up tree at a home off Magnolia Avenue and then simply drove away. Nancy W., a friend of the homeowner, says, “The pieces were as big as ottomans and the pile was about 10 feet across.” The homeowner was stuck with the $1,000 tab to have the mess removed. Fortunately, neighbors saw the Zeros who did this dastardly deed and police are on the lookout for the truck. —Nikki Silverstein

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›› THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, JULY 9 Endless Summer II It’s just like the first Endless Summer but with shorter boards, different music and more piercings. (1994) Sundance Channel. 6:10pm. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets In the second film, Harry investigates to find out what is turning his wizards-school classmates into stone-like inanimate objects. At most schools, that would be Nintendo. (2002) ABC Family. 7pm. Wife Swap One of the moms this weeks believes that the world will end in 2012.This is different from the more typical mom who tells her children the world will end “when your dad gets home.” ABC. 8pm.

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TUESDAY, JULY 13 The Secret Life of Elephants It turns out they do sometimes forget. Animal Planet. 8pm. Wipeout This is a special World Cup-themed episode, which means only 3 percent of American viewers will care who wins. ABC. 8pm. SATURDAY, JULY 10 Cheerleader Nation Hills Marathon You could Does this mean she’ll be sent down to Follow a real high school watch every episode in a cheerleading squad on row, but your hair will turn Triple Cheese? Wednesday at 8. the road to the national championships blonde and your IQ will drop 40 points. MTV. capturing the drama as they cope with All weekend. grueling practice sessions, intense choreogThe Lost Pyramid Or, as we prefer to think raphy debates and a tearful confrontation of it,“Dude,Where’s My Pyramid.” History between the hairspray and a teasing comb. Channel. 8pm. Lifetime. 9pm. The Hooters 2010 Swimsuit Competition Colosseum: Rome’s Arena of Death What But you’ll have to make your own chicken people did before pay-perwings. Spike TV. 9pm. view. KQED. 9pm. SUNDAY, JULY 11 Freaks WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 and Geeks The first epiLucy Must Be Traded, sode of the acclaimed Charlie Brown Lucy tries series that qualifies as the to join Charlie’s baseball only high school drama team.We always thought that resembles life in an it would be Peppermint actual high school. IFC. Patty who’d be switching 7pm. to the boy’s team. ABC. Inside Secret Govern8pm. ment Warehouses These Family Matters In a time are the places where they of great need, Urkel returns keep the ark from Raiders to calm an anxious nation. of the Lost Ark, Hitler’s tubeNickelodeon. 8pm. fed brain, the frozen alien Criminal Minds Tonight, bodies from the Roswell the murders are at a pharcrash and the birth cermacy. But the evidence Long, national nightmare over, Wednestificate that proves Barack will be ready for pick up Obama was born on Venus. day, 8pm. at 5pm pending doctor SyFy. 9pm. Scoundrels Heather gets a job in a strip club. approval. CBS. 9pm. That means extra money for the family but they have to unfold it first. ABC. 9pm. THURSDAY, JULY 15 Why Did I Get MarBakery Bunch This couple only has one ried? Eight married friends confront issues set of triplets. How did the bar get lowered? of infidelity and mistrust. Of course, the Sure, they run a bakery, but the concept only answer is “for the awesome gifts!”(2007) TBS. works if they have 12 kids, even better, 13. 8pm. TLC. 10pm. Modern Marvels Examining the modern industry of milk production. It turns out milk doesn’t come “from the store.”There are MONDAY, JULY 12 The Bachelorette This cows involved. History Channel. 8pm. is the episode where Ali visits the families CSI: Crime Scene Investigation When a of the remaining bachelors. It’s always awkward meeting a potential mate’s family, but a golfer is murdered at a tournament, investicamera crew with a truck and high-powered gators must not only determine the cause of death and a motive, they also have to recallighting can really help break the ice. ABC. 8pm. culate his handicap. CBS. 9pm. ✹ You’re Cut Off! The pampered princesses Critique That TV Guy at go camping. It’s actually quite heartless.The Turn on more TV Guy at producers couldn’t even find high-thread›› count sleeping bags. VH1. 9pm. JULY 9 - JULY 15, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 9

â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş UPFRONT < 8 Prop 23 skidoo jobs and the general economy of the state. Fiorina, former head of Hewlett-Packard, and Whitman, former head of eBay, have aligned themselves with the state Republican Party in support of Prop. 23. Schwarzenegger said he would not suspend AB 32, thus the move to put the initiative on the ballot. Opponents say Prop. 23 is strikingly similar to Prop. 16, PG&Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cynical effort to block public power; and that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tool of big oil companies from outside California. Blocking AB 32 would save these corporations the ďŹ nancial hassle of meeting clean-air provisions. The call to suspend AB 32 until unemployment dips for an entire year is a ruse, according to Steven Maviglio of Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs, one of the organizations in a broad collation that has formed to ďŹ ght Prop. 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a once-in-a-blue-moon economic condition,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened three times in 30 years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the deception in this campaign. [Prop. 23 proponents] are not being straight with the voters. What they really want to do is kill [AB 32].â&#x20AC;? The charge that Prop. 23 is a tool of corporate power disguised in sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing has some merit when its ďŹ nancial backing is scrutinized. Cal-Access, a database maintained by the California secretary of state, reports that as of May 20, big oil companies accounted for the top contributors, along with an out-of-state conservative foundation. Valero is at the top of the list, with a

contribution of $500,000. Second is the Adam Smith Foundation, with a contribution of $498,000. On its website, the foundation describes itself this way: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Adam Smith Foundation is an advocacy organization committed to promoting conservative principles and individual liberties in Missouri. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Foundation seeks to provide Missourians with the information they need to hold their state and local elected ofďŹ cials as well as judges accountable for their actions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are dedicated to keeping government at all levels focused on providing core services and out of the lives of individual Missourians.â&#x20AC;? Opponents ďŹ nd it curious that a conservative foundation based in Missouri would attempt to inďŹ&#x201A;uence public policy in California. But a closer look reveals goals that could extend beyond Missouri borders: The foundation says it works to â&#x20AC;&#x153;restrain activist judges,â&#x20AC;? supports â&#x20AC;&#x153;spending restraints,â&#x20AC;? and calls for â&#x20AC;&#x153;the comprehensive overhaul of our tax code.â&#x20AC;? The foundation also supports efforts to ďŹ ght waste of tax dollars and supports â&#x20AC;&#x153;education reform efforts and alternative school choices for parents and students.â&#x20AC;? Following the Adam Smith Foundation in ďŹ nancial contributions are Occidental Petroleum with $300,000; Tesoro Companies with $300,000; the National Petrochemical and ReďŹ ners Association with $100,000; and Tower Energy Group and World Oil Corporation, also with $100,000 each. Along with Valero, Tesoro, Tower and World Oil are

all based in Texas. Next on the top-donor list is the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Anyone around the state long enough to remember the spark that lit the Prop. 13 ďŹ re should remember Howard Jarvis. Following the Taxpayers Association are Southern Counties Oil, the California Trucking Association, Boyett Petroleum and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no ďŹ&#x201A;uke that big oil is throwing big bucks at Prop. 23 as corporations push back against clean-energy campaigns in California. But opponents say they can meet the big money with the experience they gained in their successful battle with PG&E. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you have to do is look back a couple of weeks ago to see what happens when big-money interests try to deceive the voters,â&#x20AC;? says Maviglio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give the voters a lot of credit. And there could not be a worse time for this ballot measure, ďŹ nanced by out-of-state oil companies while millions of gallons are being spilled into the ocean [in the Gulf of Mexico BP oil-rig disaster].â&#x20AC;? Maviglio says using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., will be critical in the effort to meet the big-money onslaught that can pay for major ad buys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be one of the most important parts of our campaign. Clearly our strongest voting base is among younger voters, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going.â&#x20AC;? Using social media played a key role in mobilizing votes in the Prop. 16 battle in Marin, says Kiki La Porta of Sustainable Marin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing what every social mar-

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â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş UPFRONT The Legislative Analystâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfďŹ ce notes that AB 32 may produce some short-term economic disruption, but the long-term effects are difďŹ cult to determine with scientiďŹ c certainty. Maviglio and other supporters, including Schwarzenegger, believe Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embrace of AB 32 and clean energy puts it in the forefront of a new energy and economic paradigm, ahead of legacy thinking tied to oil consumption. The debate over AB 32 and Prop. 23 has created interesting coalitions that include what seem to be unlikely corporate participants. Despite the opposition from Fiorina and Whitman, their old companies support AB 32, as does Google and other major corporations. Despite the state Republican Party support of Prop. 23, the governor opposes it. And none other than George Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State in a Republican administration, is the honorary co-chair of Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you need to do is open your eyes to see that [clean technology] is the fastest growing segment of the economy right now,â&#x20AC;? says Maviglio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;California has six times more venture capital in clean tech than our nearest competitor, Massachusetts. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re leading, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of AB 32. I hear from companies that say they are moving here because of AB 32.â&#x20AC;? That could be why the National Venture Capital Association recently urged legislators to move forward with implementing AB 32. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another similarity with Prop. 16

and the PG&E plan to block public-power agencies. Community choice agencies can spark the generation of new clean-technology businesses and promote them on a local level in ways big corporations cannot match. Local power initiatives can spur local economies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As would have been the case under Prop. 16, a rollback of AB 32 would harm the greater marketplace, and Marin would indirectly suffer from that,â&#x20AC;? says county Supervisor Charles McGlashan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our future could be dramatically worse if we lose AB 32.â&#x20AC;? McGlashan, Maviglio and other AB 32 supporters note that venture capitalists and businesses rely on consistency. Rolling back AB 32 until unemployment dips for four consecutive quarters offers no promise of consistency for companies ready to roll out innovative clean technology and related enterprises. Postponing AB 32 in that manner will hurt the job picture rather than help it, they maintain. Venture capitalists and business planners, says McGlashan, need a consistent market far more than they need a favorable market free of any and all regulation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hear so often from business that as long as the table is ďŹ rm and regulation is equally administered to all players, they can cope with regulations pretty well. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the vicissitudes of on-again-off-again policy and rules that harm a market.â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š

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y father-in-law is in a filled out several pages of questions, we nursing home with liver were asked to name an agent, an advofailure,” a friend told me cate for us actually, while we could still as we pushed and pulled assorted limbs do it ourselves rather than wait until we through our aerobic swim class. “There’s got so gaga we were incapacitated. The nothing much we can do because he questionnaire covered several pages and didn’t give us any end-of-life instrucour signatures needed to be witnessed tions. Now I am the main point-person by two individuals, only one of whom on his care but he’s not well enough to could be related. express what he wants, so he just lies Questions covered what the agent may there and sleeps.” do or not do, who may not make mediEnd-of-life decisions are easy to cal decisions and what to do with the postpone. After hearing this, my husband body after death. Healthcare instructions and I, while we were still more or less of included personal-care decisions (where sound mind, decided to make an advance to live, who should receive and open directive for our end-of-life care before our mail, who should care for personal that spooky guy with the scythe and belongings and pets). More seriously, black hood comes calling. how much should we be informed about But we probably would have continued a condition, and how strictly should an to procrastinate if a letter from our HMO agent follow instructions. And then those hadn’t nudged us. Apparently our pro- pesky after-death decisions—autopsy vider believes its subscribers should have an advance directive on file so that a patient’s wishes are clear. All of Marin’s hospitals as well as Hospice By The Bay acquaint their patients with the California Advance Health Care Directives through a kit provided by the state. At Novato Community Hospital there is no formal orientation or outreach, according to Vicki White, assistant administrator and chief nursing officer. “But we ask every patient we encounter to fill out the form and keep it updated,” she said. “There While being of sound mind and body... are nuances in patient care. For instance, you might want to be treated for pneumonia under normal circumstances, but if it’s or not? Burial, cremation? And before an end-of-life issue you might not.” that, if we are dying, do we want to be at It is equally important that patients home or in a hospital? speak to their physicians about what And then there are the hard choices: it means to perform or not perform Near the end of life would you want your a procedure in case of a critical decidoctors to allow your death to take its sion. “It’s also essential to talk to family natural course? Then you have to check members about your wishes so they are “My life is only worth living if I can...,” not left out of the loop. Communicaand then it’s multiple choice. If I cantion is critical in end-of-life issues,” not “talk to family or friends, commuWhite continued, “and the advance nicate with loved ones, feed and take directive needs to be a living document. care of myself, be free from pain, live Changes are OK.” Hospital staff is without hookup to machines, not be a urged to emphasize the importance of burden to family, make decisions for advance directives. The hospital has a myself...” what then? palliative care program and a palliative “Our comprehensive palliative care care nurse on staff to help. program is meant for our members Our own meeting with Debbie Brazil, to stay in control of their healthcare,” palliative care nurse at Kaiser PermaBrazil said. “The program is designed to nente, lasted an hour-and-a-half. As we educate a member about their disease

process and help them manage their destiny more effectively.” At Marin General Hospital the story is similar. Kathie Graham, executive director of public affairs, said that anyone admitted to the hospital is asked if he or she has an AD, and if not, is requested to fill one out. “We can’t force them of course, but we do like to educate patients and the directive goes into their medical record,” she said. People can also volunteer to have their advance directives on file, even if they don’t have a medical history at Marin General. “This is valuable in case of an emergency and the person can’t make a decision for himself or family members aren’t available to make decisions,” Graham said. “It’s critical for family members not to be left out of the loop so that a patient’s wishes can be observed. End-of-life issues should be communicated,” she emphasized. Since neither Novato Community nor Marin General Hospital is a member organization such as Kaiser Permanente, they do not make formal outreach to the community about advance directives. But staff is informed about the importance of an AD and looks for opportunities to discuss it with patients they encounter. For further information, call the hospitals or speak to your personal physician. Advance directive information is available online at The nonprofit advises to be aware that a durable power of attorney for healthcare is not the same as an advance directive. Similarly, a living will doesn’t designate a representative to make healthcare decisions for you. In the process of examining our own wishes we learned that we were useless as organ donors, so we can remove that little pink dot on our driver’s license that gives away our eyes. By the time we are 75 most of our organs are past their use-by date. But the promising news, we learned, is that recent thinking in the healthcare community is that people are not officially considered “old” until they are 85. What a relief. Now when I am tired after a too-busy day I know it’s not because I am old; it’s some other damn thing that I can’t put my finger on. ✹ Email Joanne at

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Absolutely nothing, according to Marin filmmaker Haydn Reiss and late poet William Stafford by Ronnie Co he n ’The Color Purple’ author, flanked by Solomon, left, and Reiss, said, ‘every war is a war against the earth.’

orn in 1914, the first “It again reminds me that year of World War I, it’s up to us. And leaderpoet William Stafford ship will always disapgrew up hearing war horror point us—even though we stories along with the biblical worked hard to elect it,” commandment, “Thou shalt she said. (During the 2008 not kill.” When the U.S. govpresidential election, the ernment drafted him into author of the 1983 Pulitzer World War II, he felt he could Prize-winner The Color not go and instead became a Purple campaigned for conscientious objector, one President Barack Obama.) of 12,000 who lived in civil- Stafford garnered the National Book Solomon talked about in 1963 and was named U.S. Poet ian public-service camps Award being disgusted by what Laureate in 1975. throughout the country. he called “warnography.” “I belong to a small, fa“We’re besieged by it,” he natical sect,” Stafford wrote in his journal. said, “and it has become the wallpaper of “We believe that current ways of carrying our society.” out world affairs are malignant.” ● ● ● ● San Anselmo filmmaker Haydn Reiss reWEARING OPEN-COLLAR SHIRTS cently released Every War Has Two Losers, a film about Stafford’s objections to combat. with sports jackets, Solomon and Reiss sat on Reiss would like viewers to see the film as an stage in the sold-out auditorium on either side of Walker. Dressed in invitation to reconsider black, with the dreadlocks their ideas about conflict. she wore in the film shorn Every War Has Two Losers The 32-minute documenand her gray hair in a short tary feels more like a poem For more information and a Afro, Walker did most of or a peace meditation than schedule of screenings, go the talking. (She spoke so a movie. It assembles a cast to quietly that she sounded as of writers—including Alice though she was whispering, Walker, Robert Bly, Maxine making it tough for some of Hong Kingston and justnamed U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin—who the elderly people in the audience to hear her.) She tried to rouse the San Rafael audiread Stafford’s poems and journal entries and talk about how his words moved them. Marin ence to organize against the Hollywood County actor Peter Coyote provides the voice motion-picture industry. “Do we have to sit and endure bombings, car crashes?” Walker of Stafford, who died in 1993. asked. “We don’t have to endure it. We can Last week, Walker joined Reiss and media actually see how to change things. From critic Norman Solomon on stage at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center after now on, these people will not insult us. We a screening of the film. The three talked about do not have to endure this. Where is the their disgust with what they see as a warmon- human indignation in us?” Over the past five years, Solomon said, gering, materialistic culture and brainstormed Marin County taxpayers sent $1.5 billion to ways to change it. the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Audience “Small ways of choosing to live may be the members gasped when they heard the figure. best we can do,” Solomon said. Reiss, who is 56 and came of age during the Walker said the film prompted her to Vietnam War, said he feels frightened because consider actions she could take to stop war.


Americans seem numb to the wars our country is waging. “War is not divorced from concerns about the environment, health, the economy,” he said. “The position I take is the reason war is never a good idea is because every war is a war against the earth, and you cannot just bomb your mother,” Walker said. Solomon said we tend to objectify the people we call our enemies and turn the people at the other end of our missiles into non-people. In the film, Stafford says, “When it’s an enemy, it’s not a person anymore. It’s a target.” “When I lived in the South, white people didn’t think we had feelings,” said Walker, an African-American. “From the way we are behaving as a nation, we don’t feel. We have numbed ourselves out. People are just numbed out and seduced by the mall in a big way.” Walker said an affluent white woman recently asked her if she didn’t believe that

economic disparities between whites and people of color were narrowing. The question incensed Walker. “The inequity has not disappeared at all,” she said. “When you see the soldiers going off to Iraq, the inequity is visible in the faces of the soldiers. They’re mostly poor boys and girls. They don’t have good teeth, good healthcare.” Walker recoiled at the film’s most moving image—a close-up of a crying Iraqi child, her arms raised in surrender, staring into the barrel of a gun as soldiers lead her out of her home. “Generations of her family will be frightened by that moment,” Walker predicted. At the beginning of World War II, Reiss’s uncle, a U.S. Navy sailor, was killed at sea. The filmmaker wondered what would have become of his mother’s handsome brother had he lived. After the screening and the discussion, Reiss set up a table with black-and- 14 >

The unanimity of lemmings Politicians pushing us over the cliffs of war once again... by N orm an So l om on For the warfare state, it doesn’t get any better than 99 to 0. Every living senator voted on June 30 to approve Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Call it the unanimity of lemmings—except the senators and their families aren’t the ones who’ll keep plunging into the sea. No, the killing and suffering and dying will be left to others: American soldiers who, for the most part, had scant economic opportunities in civilian life. And Afghans trapped between terrible poverty and escalating violence. The senatorial conformity, of course, won’t lack for ration- Wayne Morse, of Oregon, was one of two ales. It rarely does. U.S. Senators who voted against the nowAn easy default position is that the president has the infamous Gulf of Tonkin resolution. right to select his top military officers. (Then why is Senate confirmation required?) Or: This is a pivotal time for the war in Afghanistan. (All the more 14 > JULY 9 – JULY 15, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 13



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white photographs of his uncle and a group of women, including his grandmother, who lost their sons during World War II. Reissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandmother refused to smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She never saw this as a fair exchange,â&#x20AC;? Reiss said. After the discussion, Walker stopped to have her picture taken with Reiss in front of the black-and-white photos. What about genocide in places like Nazi Germany and Darfur, an 18-year-old from Fairfax asked Walker. Must we say no to war in the face of such civil-rights violations? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there are other ways,â&#x20AC;? Walker responded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there are other ways you can raise consciousness.â&#x20AC;? After the screening, in his home in the Morningside neighborhood of San Anselmo, where he lives with his wife, Zuhra, 10-yearold daughter, SoďŹ a, and 5-year-old son, Oliver, Reiss said he wanted to address the Hitler question in the ďŹ lm. He also wanted to contain it to a half-hour so it would ďŹ t in a PBS time slot, and he ran out of time. But the ďŹ lmmaker, who visited German concentration camps and whose father was


< 13 Warâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;what is it good for?

Reissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncle David gave his life serving in World War II; his grandmother â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;never saw this as a fair exchange.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Jewish, said the question is whether the war path leads to greater safety. World War II, he said, gave birth to nuclear weapons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So did we win?â&#x20AC;? he asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think William Staffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas are as vital today as when he wrote them 20, 30 years ago, and his essential opinion is that war is not inevitable,â&#x20AC;? Reiss said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s asking us to think for ourselves, question what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told and always see war as a tragedy.â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š Contact Ronnie Cohen at

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< 13 The unanimity of lemmings reason for senators to take responsibility instead of serving as a rubber stamp for the White House.) In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senate, the conformity is so thick that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost enough to make you nostalgic for the Senate of four-and-a-half decades ago. At least there were a couple of clear dissenters from the outsetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ďŹ rst and foremost, Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska, who in August 1964 voted against the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that â&#x20AC;&#x153;authorizedâ&#x20AC;? the horrors of the U.S. war on Vietnam. Within a couple of years, appreciable dissent was coming from William Fulbright, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Frank Church and George McGovern.Then Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy and other senators. The process of getting off the war train was pitifully slow, in view of the wholesale deadly ferocity of the Vietnam Warâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and in view of the fact that Congress, like the U.S. news media, lagged so far behind the clarity of opposition emerging from many millions of Americans.Whatever good happened on Capitol Hill was a direct result of the anti-war movement and more generalized public sentiment against continuing the war. In the Senate of 2010, the baseline of conscience and courage is at an abysmally low level. When the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;deeply concernedâ&#x20AC;? about the course of the Afghan war, his tactical objections dodged the fundamentals of the escalating conďŹ&#x201A;agration. And so, Levin dutifully declared that Petraeus will â&#x20AC;&#x153;bring highly experienced leadership and a profound understanding of the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy in Afghanistan.â&#x20AC;? Chiming in was Sen. John McCain, who lauded the general asâ&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the ďŹ nest military leaders our country has ever produced.â&#x20AC;?McCain has long been appreciative of Petraeusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;record, including his services as a military spinmeister for President George W. Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Iraq war policies midway through the decade. In 2007, a notable ad from described Petraeus as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a military man constantly at war with the facts.â&#x20AC;?Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason to believe that Petraeus is more candid these days. At any rate, the policy from the White House is what really matters, not the proclivities of any particular general. Like mice that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to bell the chief-executive cat, senators complain but keep on purring. That explains their unanimous vote for a general pledging to stay the course in Afghanistan. Every few months, I take another look at footage of Sen. Morse, directly challenging the war president, a man of his own party. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiringâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;yet painful to watch, because of the sharp contrast with todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mealy-mouthed senators. Find it at watch?v=JiLV-Xeh8bA. A growing number of House members are lining up against the Afghanistan war, although theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re far short of a majority. Meanwhile, the Senate is a bastion of bluster.The overarching congressional problem is a pattern of doing what the war machinery requiresâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;most importantly, voting to pay for the war. Until that stops, the war wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop. â&#x153;š Norman Solomon is the founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy and author of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He lives in West Marin.



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study conducted this spring in India found a link between the disappearance of honeybees and cell phone use. If only it were that simple...Colony Collapse Disorder was found in the United States and various other countries in 2006. Beekeepers started noticing queen bees, normally very maternal, and their fellow worker bees werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t returning to their â&#x20AC;&#x2122;hoods and their hungry brood. Many scientists believe Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is triggered by a combination of factors including mites, pathogenic bacteria and fungi, and the ubiquitous overuse of many pesticides. And now, possibly, my treasured iPhone? In this most recent study, researchers took four hives and placed two working 900mhz mobile phones in two of the hives and two dummy, non-functioning phones in the other two. They watched the hives for three months in the early spring. The working phones were put in call mode for 15 minutes a day from 11am to 3pm, twice a week. The hives with the working phones were found to produce less honey, and the queen bees laid fewer eggs. The researchers concluded that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the present study therefore suggests that Colony Collapse does occur as a result of exposure to radiation.â&#x20AC;? Many scientists and beekeepers disagree, saying that the study was too small to have any true value. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indeed, I have read the study and found it very surprising that it passed peer review, â&#x20AC;&#x153; says Dennis vanEngelsdorp, acting state apiarist for Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Agriculture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is statisti-

cally not possible to compare two populations with a sample size of two. This is especially true for bees, as there is so much natural variation. Typically I would not give much credence to a honeybee study that has a sample size of less than ďŹ ve per treatment group [at a minimum you need three per treatment to perform stats].â&#x20AC;? Apparently, size matters after all. Scientists studying CCD say that many of the most severe cases have occurred in rural areas of the United States, where mobile phone coverage is poor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many beekeepers I know who have apiaries where you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get cell phone coverage, and they have had losses,â&#x20AC;? says bee crusader vanEngelsdorp. Other researchers counter, saying that the countries where the most CCD has been reported are America and in southern Europe, both in the developed world, where technology is widespread. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A couple of myths are big on the Internet,â&#x20AC;? says Kim Kaplan, chief of public affairs projects of USDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A small German scientiďŹ c study looking at a speciďŹ c type of cordless phones and homing systems of bees exploded over the Internet a few years ago. It morphed into blaming cell phones for the honeybee dieoff. The scientist who wrote that paper, Stefan Kimmel, later sent an email saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no link between our tiny little study 17 >

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Las Camelias

Louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli CafĂŠ

Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar

Hildaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Shop

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot more one can say about the food at Las Cameliasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;PaciďŹ c Sun readers have voiced their opinion multiple times by voting the Mex standby Best of Marin something like a gazillion timesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll refrain from waxing on about our menu favorites (the mole chicken, and pretty much anything with the Diablo sauce) and mention the other petal in Cameliasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ongoing bloomâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the in-house art. Carol Holtzman Fregosoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;she and chefhusband Gabriel own the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has created a perpetually intriguing gallery of clay and stone sculptures that never cease to give patrons a convenient conversation piece whenever that ďŹ rst-date banter runs dry. Her forte seems to be heavy-bottomed humans hobnobbing with various beasts of burdenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;their bodies in a perpetual battle against the forces of gravity. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a distinct mix of grace, dignity, freakishness and melancholy to Fregosoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and for some reason it goes great with Las Cameliasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; thickish corn tortillas and zesty red salsa, while awaiting â&#x20AC;&#x153;al Papas Rajasâ&#x20AC;? pescado del dia.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jason Walsh

The life of a freelancer is rich and varied, and now and then I make a few extra bucks prooďŹ ng copy in an ofďŹ ce along the swamplands under the Richardson Bay Bridge overpass. Nearby lunching options are limited, but the ďŹ rm has an agreement with Louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli to deliver midday sustenance to those of us unwilling to blow our paychecks at the Buckeye on a regular basis. Fortunately, Louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offerings are tasty as well as affordable and deliverable. Their roasted turkey sandwich achieves the impossible: It tastes like something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d assemble yourself the day after Thanksgiving. Another sandwich, a classic grilled Cuban with roasted pork, provolone and pickles, is a meal in itself. Salads include a dreamy pasta with luscious shards of salmon, and yummy Middle Eastern specialties like hummus, tabouleh and a brisk Greek salad. There are daily hot specials (the lasagne is particularly satisfying), the soups, like everything else on the menu, are prepared fresh daily from scratch, and the big, chewy chocolate chip cookies make a marvelous dessert. There are even tables out on the front stoop, just in case you manage to escape the ofďŹ ce.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Matthew Stafford

Maybe this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your year to travel to Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean you have to forgo the experience of dining at a friendly neighborhood trattoria. Close to home, Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar in San Anselmo is a pretty good stand-in. This warm, welcoming spot is as comfortable for families as it is for a dateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ďŹ rst or otherwise. No airs or pretensions hereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just professional, friendly service and excellent Italian dishes, along with an extensive list of well-priced Italian wines, as well as choices from California and Spain. The wine bar is a great starting point, or an end in itself. Linger over a glass or two while waiting for a table or enjoying appetizers (or a meal). Back by the bar is the coziest and most relaxed area, though the outdoor seatingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not street-sideâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is quite nice on warm evenings. The small dining room has the wood-burning oven, which turns out thin-crust pizzas with a variety of toppings: asparagus, fontina cheese and white trufďŹ&#x201A;e oil was a delicious recent offering. Seasonal antipasti are inventive and tasty; housemade pastas are particular favorites. Expect to be greeted and seated by either owner, Donna or Jack Krietzman, and, like an old friend, thanked on your way out.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carol Inkellis

I consider Hildaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Shop a hidden gem, of sorts, though nothing could be further from the truth. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been around for about 50 years (!) and is well known by longtime locals. As San Anselmo Avenue has evolved into a trendy destination over the past few decades, Hildaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s may be overlooked. But this small eatery is packed on weekendsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with good reason. Breakfast is served all day (open for breakfast and lunch until 2:30pm). And the options include everything one would expect at a diner: oatmeal, a slew of egg and omelet choices, sausage (chicken and pork), bacon, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, etc.; for lunch, patty melts, burgers, big sandwichesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you get the picture. Greasy spoon may come to mind, but that is not the case. There is nothing nouveau about this cuisine; however, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearty, good and very reasonably priced. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not upscale, but the coffee is hot (French roast or regular), the hot chocolate comes topped with plenty of whipped cream, the servings are generous and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so family-friendly (thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a small play area). Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to be fawned over by the waitstaffâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;though the service is friendly and efďŹ cient. Cash onlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;luckily, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need much of it.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carol Inkellis

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JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED Longing for a splurge? Dr. Champagne has just the prescription! Jerry Horn, aka Dr. Champagne, worked with chef Massimo Covello of Piazza Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Angelo in Mill Valley to create a feast of summery foods paired with choice French champagnes to be experienced at the restaurant July 14 (7:30pm). Expect delicacies like carpaccio of California sea bass, risotto with fresh porcini and herbs, roast organic beef tenderloin and a dessert of berries of all sorts. Cost is $120 per person and it is all-inclusive (food, wine, tax and gratuities). Reserve by July

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10. Send a personal check to: Jerry Horn, 12 Sunnyside Ave., Mill Valley 94941, or hand it to him at Woodlands Market in KentďŹ eld where he oversees the wine department. Do not contact the restaurant. HOW LOCAL CAN YOU GO? Splurge of a different sort: a day on a ranch for a food adventure. Marin Agricultural Land Trust sponsors a Farm Fresh Cooking Class (July 24, 10am- 3pm) when instructor Susan Pridmore will teach participants how to prepare and grill grass-fed beef at Dolcinisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Red Hill Ranch in West Marin. The schedule includes a tour of the ranchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s County Line Farm gardens before the cooking class, ending with the ďŹ nished meal of freshly picked food with complementary wines from MALT-protected lands. Cost is $110 per person ($95 for MALT members). Preregistration is mandatory; details at FRESH FROM THE FARM All the Marin farmers markets and smaller farm stands are open for the season now. Newest addition to the roster is Marin Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday market (9am-1pm) in the Gateway Shopping Center, and it is a victory, of sorts, for the people in that community and those from north Sausalito...Marinwood has its own market at last, at Marinwood Plaza (Marinwood Ave. and Miller Creek Road), operating twice a week: 9am-2pm on Saturdays, 4-8pm Wednesdays...Ross Valley market has moved to the Marin Art & Garden Center. It operates 3-7pm Thursdays in the parking lot in front of the landscaped gardens...The Point Reyes market runs Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through Nov. 6...Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a farm stand on the lawn of the town hall in San Anselmo, Fridays (1-7:30pm). People are urged to enjoy a picnic supper there, home-packed or purchased. â&#x153;š Contact Pat at


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A GOOD SIGN New dining spots continue to open in Marin, a sign (we hope) of economic improvement. If all permitting has been completed, 123 Bolinas should be up and running now in Fairfax. The spruced-up site houses a casual hangout with an emphasis on the local: sustainably produced wines and seasonal beers on tap and by the bottle. Chef Vera Ciametti creates a menu with ingredients from nearby sources, beverage-friendly dishes like charcuterie plates, crostini, cheeses. Hours are 4-10pm Wed.-Thurs.; 4-11pm Fri.; 11am-11pm Sat.; and 11am-9pm Sun. (415/488-5123)...In Tiburon the cozy waterfront spot on Main Street that was long a Swedish bakery is now Bistro 35. Its Mediterranean menu from executive chef Dan Dabbas has a number of Middle Eastern tastes that echo those found at Strawberry Gourmet Deli in Mill Valley, owner Marc Salmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other venue. Dabbas adds gyros and falafel wraps to French and Italian lunch choices, with dinner specials like Moroccan merguez sausages and couscous. Breakfast includes sweet and savory crepes; egg dishes star at weekend brunch. Open daily, 6am-10pm. (415/435-4033)... Mill Valley seems to love doubling-up: The town supports two Whole Foods Markets and two Sloat Garden Centers. Now it has two yogurt shops within a block of each another. Swirl opened several months ago at 417 Miller Ave., a self-service source for organic frozen yogurts with all sorts of toppings to make cool treats (415/388-2636). Last week at 505 Miller Ave., Yolo Yogurt Lounge debuted in Tamalpais Commons, featuring self-service frozen yogurts plus toppings (415/381-9656)...Other cool news from Mill Valley: The organic gelateria at 17 E. Blithedale has changed its name from Cici to Noci. Its range of ďŹ&#x201A;avors is not vast but appealingly original. Past standouts have been salted chocolate, honeycomb vanilla and cardamom (415/388-2423).

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Eclectic lady land Suzy Bogguss rides her roller-coaster career into the Mystic by G r e g Cahill


fter all these years of doing this I Bogguss, who performs in the North think I now recognize my limi- Bay next week, is modest about her talent. tations and understand that if All Music Guide critic Thom Jurek has you want to continue to called her “a true treasure, perform then you need to as a singer, songwriter and build on your strengths,” performer.” COMING SOON says country and pop-jazz She got her start as a Suzy Bogguss performs singer Suzy Bogguss durdemo singer in Nashville a solo acoustic concert ing a phone call from her and performed as an emThursday, July 15, at 8pm at the Mystic Theatre, 21 home outside of Nashployee at the Dollywood Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. ville. “I don’t really decotheme park. In 1988, Bog$20. Bay Area singer-songrate my songs. I try to tell guss made her solo debut writer J.L. Stiles opens the the story, sing pretty and with the blockbuster album show. 707/765-2121. phrase the lyrics in a way Somewhere Between, which that carries you along and spawned five hit singles. makes you want to listen. She went on to become “I’m not a vocal acrobat. Even at times one of the darlings of the neo-traditionwhen I’ve tried to sing really hard and alist movement, recording an album of tried to rock out, it’s like listening to Doris duets with country guitar legend Chet Day do a Led Zeppelin song. Atkins as well as a string of standout col“It’s just not gonna happen!” laborations with Lee Greenwood, Delbert That last comment is punctuated by the McClinton and Dave Edmunds. hearty laugh that crops up easily in a conBut at the height of her career, Bogguss versation with a down-home girl who was walked away from the spotlight for three “born in a cornfield in the Midwest.” years to start a family. She returned to find

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the Nashville scene had grown more rock and pop. She struggled commercially and left Capitol Records. And she stretched out artistically. In 1999, she released a self-produced and self-titled collection of ballads that drew critical acclaim. Soon the one-time country star found herself perched on the

contemporary jazz charts, thanks to 2003’s Swing and 2007’s Sweet Danger, which incorporated Brazilian sambas, Gypsy jazz and swing. Definitely not your typical country singer. “I prefer the term ‘eclectic’ to ‘scattered,’” she jokes when asked about her diverse sound. “You meet all these people through your work and they turn you on to new music and all of a sudden you find yourself being infatuated with something. It started getting into my bones.” These days, she’s wrapping up The American Folk Songbook, a CD of traditional songs due for release in the spring. “It’s sort of a thank-you to all my music teachers and to the way I grew up and how lucky I was to have teachers who were so passionate about teaching American folk music,” Bogguss says. “I’m also writing a songbook to go with it. I’m looking for a way to help get these songs to younger kids—I couldn’t believe that my own kids don’t know these songs!” Among the tracks are “Shenandoah,” “Red River Valley,” “Froggy Went A’Courtin’” and a gorgeous stripped-down acoustic version of Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” recorded as a lullaby. All are delivered in Bogguss’ crystal clear voice and designed to connect with the listener. “I’ve just started to settle into what I do best and ask what is the thing that I do that makes people respond to me and tell me later on that they really like,” she says. “I’ve found that for most people, that’s the melody and the story.” ✹ Whistle a tune to Greg at Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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All tomorrow’s Harveys...

‘Fantasticks,’ a stealer of hearts

My encounter with the county Casanova— and he bought me breakfast...

Long-running musical still slow and oh so mellow... by Le e Brad y

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s I promised two weeks ago, we’re back at the Mill Valley Coffee Shop to hear more of Harvey’s wisdom and whimsy. At 70, he’s had some time to perfect the art of charm and his gift of gab. Today, he sheds light on the subjects of beauty, aging and loneliness and then shares a cautionary tale about spending a small fortune on a matchmaking service. “Harvey, since you have your pick of single gals, do you only date the beautiful ones?” I ask. “The more beautiful a woman is, the more expensive she’ll be,” Harvey laughs. “Look, everybody appreciates a beautiful woman, but there has to be chemistry. She has to bring something to the party. We both do.” I love this guy. He dates women his own age and cares more about having a nice time than staring across the table at a model. “Harvey, you’re refreshing,” I say. “When you’re at the drooling stage, your young, beautiful wife doesn’t want to watch you,” he quips. Hardly a drooler, Harv’s busy golfing, playing tennis and regularly winning his yacht club’s Friday night regattas. Though he always finds time to date a nice woman, he confesses he’s spending quite a few hours a week with a lady “more popular than Oprah.” “I’m blocking out 4 to 5pm for the rest of my life,” he says with a smile. “I love Judge Judy. She tells it like it is.” Since he prefers Judy to Oprah, clearly he’s not as perfect as I thought. There’s a divorce in his past, too. Harvey thinks broken relationships are an illness. “It’s called around-the-corner-and-over the-fence disease,” he explains. You’re going along, everything is fine, but you’re always looking over the fence to see if there’s something better.” “Is there?” I ask. “Usually not,” Harvey responds. “You just have to keep working and hustling on your relationship.” If your marriage does fail, he has a couple of recommendations: 1. It’s unbecoming to bad-mouth your ex to a potential paramour. “When I pick you up for dinner, I see this beautiful picture of your family on the mantel. Something must have been good. You didn’t make that all by yourself.” 2. If you remarry, make sure the new spouse gets along with the old one when children are involved. “Somehow you never get rid of the ex. I told my former wife’s new husband that he’d better like me. If I hadn’t divorced

Joanne, he wouldn’t have her now. We have a daughter, so he’s going to have deal with me for a long time.” Although Harvey never remarried, he came close to a commitment with Ms. Tutu. The couple dated on and off for 45 years. Both married in between, but not to each other. Knowing she’d be high maintenance, he thought they should do a trial run and live together for a while. She readily agreed and set off to find a place for them to call home. A beaming Ms. Tutu returned declaring she’d found a gorgeous place on the water in Belvedere for only $9,000 a month. Harv explained he wouldn’t go any higher than $5,000. She whined that there wasn’t any place in Belvedere for that amount. “Then we’re not moving to Belvedere,” he replied. And, that was the end of Harvey and Ms. Tutu. “There’s a certain amount of loneliness you have to live through,” says Harv. “It’s terrible for people when they’re just starting to go through it. Coming home is the worst, especially if you have a big place.” To solve that problem, he now has a dog that greets him at the door. Working part time to keep his body moving and his mind working, Harv is happy with life. Some of his friends, young and old alike, can’t be alone and become serial monogamists, going from one long-term relationship to the next. He concurs that it’s easier for guys. Women have a harder time finding eligible single men. While having dinner at his club the other night, Harvey overheard some women talking about forking over big bucks to a chichi matchmaking service in the city. Not usually nosy, this time he interrupted the conversation and offered some advice. “Don’t waste your money, ladies,” Harvey told them. “I used to date the woman that owns that service. She never had enough men to go around, so she’d beg me to go out with her clients. I told her it’s just not right and I’m not doing it. She even offered to pay me.” “Did you end up being a gigolo?” I ask. “Never did. I don’t think anyone would pay me today,” he chuckles. After spending a few hours alone with Harvey, I believe he still has plenty of offers. Though we’ve established that he’s not perfect, he is, in fact, a perfect gentleman. He even insisted on paying for my breakfast. Thanks, Harv. ✹ Email:

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an apocalyptic world where the buildings have fallen down but where love and hope still rule the day. Fantasticks is a rare treat you don’t want to miss this summer.


f you’re looking for an engrossing story, you may feel like walking out after the long, boob-joke-filled first act of Young Frankenstein. Don’t do it! You’ll miss the summer’s best act as The Monster (Shuler Hensley) gets off the operating table, becomes a man about town and ‘Try to remember a time in September’? Trust us, if this was dances up a storm to “Putting on the Ritz.” our September, we wouldn’t soon forget... Plus you’ll miss the love story of the year he SF Playhouse is bringing the sun- as a madcap heiress (Beth Curry) does shine in a theatrical musical that only an agile and outrageous beast with two grows deeper and sweeter with the backs—with a real beast. If you are a Mel Brooks fan, you won’t years, The Fantasticks. Written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in 1960, it has seldom want to miss even one of his outrageous been off stage since—for good reason. This jokes. Dr. Frankenstein (Roger Bart), a show has it all, beginning with a tender ballad, straight arrow, proves to be a chip off the old “Try to Remember,” fully delivered by Tarek Frankenstein block: He sets out to create his own monster—with the Khan, as the bandit El Galenthusiastic assistance lo, the stealer of hearts. And of the hunchbacked then there is a romance beNOW PLAYING Igor (Cory English), the tween the youthfully goofy The Fantasticks runs through curvaceous Inga (Anne Boy (Jeremy Kahn) and the Sept. 4 at SF Playhouse, 533 Horak) and the sexy Nazi, Sutter St., S.F.; 415/677-9596, Girl (Sepideh Moafi), who Frau Blucher (Joanna dreams in fairy tales. Her Young Frankenstein runs Glushak). The townspeomother (Joan Mankin) and through July 25 at Golden ple aren’t happy, but you his father (Louis Parnell) Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., wouldn’t know it from build a wall to keep the kids San Francisco 415/512-7770, the energetic chorus line apart even though their aim that makes choreographer is to get them together. “To Susan Stroman’s dances manipulate children,” they sing. Watch out for the sing, “you have to say no!” lightning and thunder though; it’ll have you These lovers have beautiful voices and on your feet before the final curtain. Many are given charming lyrics that describe the turbulence of youth. Moafi pleads with God, of the cast are from the original New York production and all are good at wooing audi“Don’t let me be normal,” while Kahn sings ences and getting laughs, even though actors about “This Girl.” All is going well when the and audiences know they are being silly. ✹ parents decide to end the faux feud by stagTry to remember with Lee at ing a faux kidnapping, which leads to a faux happy first-act ending. Then the Boy wants to see the world even though El Gallo warns him of the despair lying in wait in their poignant duet, “Beyond That Road.” The troupe of bandits/actors who stage the kidnap is led by an old Shakespearean actor who, fittingly, is played to high comic effect by old Shakespearean actor Ray Reinhardt. His declamations are choice and his maturity doesn’t keep him from leaping on tables and climbing into trapdoors. His assistant, Mortimer (Yusef Lambert), proves, in protracted death scenes, that actors never really die, they just go through the motions. Norman Munoz is the attractive Mute who speaks volumes. ‘Life, do you hear me?! Give my creation life!’ Bill English directs, and sets the action in


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reviously on The Millennium Trilogy—that is, in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first of the three—journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and über-loner/über-hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) team up to expose a nest of old and new Nazis, and discover the whereabouts of a woman missing for 40 years. Also, Lisbeth gets revenge on the court official who abused her as a young girl. In The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second film from the novels of the late Stieg Larsson, Blomkvist and Salander (played by the same actors) are back, but they don’t get together until almost the film’s end. If you’ve seen or read Dragon Tattoo, you’ll know that’s because Lisbeth, who has always kept her emotions under wraps, fell hard for Mikael, OPENS FRIDAY who did not respond suitably. In the The Girl Who Played with Fire opens Friday at the year since, she’s avoided him. Rafael. See page 23 for That may not be the only obscure showtimes. or confusing plot point for viewers who aren’t Stieg Larsson junkies like me. Director Daniel Alfredson keeps you guessing by showing a scene that’s not clarified until later. Characters from Talk about having confidence in your auto insurance plan... Dragon appear without identification. The editing is and a petite Wonder Woman. What she isn’t, and rapid and jumpy. what the film isn’t, is cheerful. Bleak and dark, The But bear with it. The action is tense, and the Girl Who Played with Fire won’t leave you smiling. frequent violence is earned by the screenplay, which What also doesn’t leave me smiling is the thought has to do with Blomkvist’s and his colleagues at the of Hollywood remaking the series—it’s already in progressive magazine Millennium’s quest to expose the works, according to Entertainment Weekly— human trafficking and the scum involved in it. In the with, perhaps, Brad Pitt in the place of plain, process, startling secrets about Lisbeth’s family (which acne-scarred Michael Nykvist, and maybe Natalie was barely mentioned in Dragon Tattoo) are revealed. Portman, Scarlett Johansson, or sweet-faced Cary As in the last film, Lisbeth Salander is the Mulligan in the role of Lisbeth, played till now by focus. Based in part on the independent-minded, somber, unbeautiful Noomi Rapace. ✹ superhero-strong Pippi Longstocking (according to Review our reviews at novelist Larsson), Lisbeth is incorruptible, fearless Reel off your movie reviews on TownSquare at ››


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Stieg Larsson’s Swedish “Millennium Trilogy” has garnered a worldwide following since publication in 2005, and talk of film versions caused nervous chatter over the playing of the novels’ pivotal antihero, Lisbeth Salander—a damaged young woman whose intuition, computer smarts and decidedly biblical views More like the Girl with the Reptilian Chiropractor... on retribution seared her image and reputation on every reader’s brain. No worries. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO’s star Noomi Rapace in the title role has won praise for doing the impossible—satisfying those millions of readers and nailing a whole new audience to their seats. Larsson’s complex tale of the political corruption and sadism long permeating Swedish society throws together two unlikely sleuths—Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced journalist hired by a wealthy patriarch to discover who in his family murdered his beloved great-niece; and Lisbeth, who first is put on Mikael’s trail to see if he’s up to the job, then works in secret complicity with him when she alone sees what he’s up against. Director Niels Arden Oplev deftly contrasts the overlit beauty of the land- and snowscapes with the hovering menace of big money, physical remoteness and leftover Nazi sympathies. Hollywood version planned. Eyes roll. (Note: This is rated a hard R.)—Richard Gould


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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’ continues this week at the Rafael.

● Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (1:28) Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back, competing with an all-girl chipmunk band and living la vida rodent in general. ● The A-Team (1:57) TV’s favorite rogue commandos storm the big screen led by Liam Neeson; Jessica Biel costars. ● City Island (1:43) Hilarious havoc ensues when a middle-aged wannabe actor introduces his family to his long-lost ex-con son. ● Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (1:58) True tale of the passionate love affair between the Parisian couturiere and the avant-garde composer. ● Cyrus (1:32) Sundance fave about a divorcee’s battle of wills with his new girlfriend’s overprotective twentysomething New Age son. ● Don Giovanni (3:05) Mozart’s sexy tragicomic look at the life of Don Juan, presented by the San Francisco Opera in big-screen high definition. ● The Girl Who Played with Fire (2:09) Sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finds edgy computer hacker Lisbeth Salander accused of murder and on the run from the cops. ● The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2:32) Stieg Larsson’s bestseller hits the big screen with Michael Nykvist as a down-and-out newspaperman out to crack a long-forgotten unsolved murder. ● Grown Ups SNL vets Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider star as middle-aged buddies who reunite for a wild holiday weekend. ● 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. ● Inception Christopher Nolan sci-fi thriller stars Leo DiCaprio as an outlaw adept at the art of stealing thoughts and secrets. ● 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. ● 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. ● Knight and Day (2:10) Cameron Diaz’s mundane existence is turned upside down

when she gets involved with international secret agent Tom Cruise. ● The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan fantasy about the balance of power between the four elements (and the sexy young stars who embody them). ● Madagascar (1:26) Four pampered Central Park Zoo denizens find themselves shipwrecked in weird and wild foreign surroundings. ● Madama Butterfly (2:40) Catch SFO’s production of Puccini’s lilting East-meetsWest romantic tragedy in dazzling high definition. ● The Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème (2:32) Catch Franco Zefferelli’s dazzling production of the Puccini beatnik-fest in gorgeous high definition. ● Predators A group of cold-blooded mercenaries become the prey of alien big game hunters! ● Solitary Man (1:30) Chronic womanizer Michael Douglas faces financial ruin unless he agrees to behave himself on a business trip to an all-girl college. ● The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1:51) Aging Manhattan warlock Nicolas Cage joins forces with a young protégé to protect the city from an evil genius. ● 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. ● Toy Story 3 (1:32) What’ll happen to everybody’s favorite playthings now that their owner is all grown up and heading off to college? ● The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2:04) Teen angst at its bloodiest is back, as Bella is forced to choose between Edward the vampire or Jacob the werewolf. ● Winter’s Bone (1:40) A mountain girl from the Ozarks goes a-searching for her kinfolk when the law repossesses her house. ● World Cup Soccer Catch all the action live from South Africa on the big, big screen; $15-$25 ticket price includes three-course lunch and a beer! ✹

›› MOViE TiMES Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (G) Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am Despicable Me (PG) Century Cinema: 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11, 12, 1:25, 2:25, 3:50, 4:50, 6:15, 7:15, 8:35, 9:35 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 ❋ Don Giovanni (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 ❋ The Girl Who Played with Fire (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Sat 1:15, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Sun 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 7:30 Mon-Wed 8:15 Grown Ups (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:30, 2:15, 4:55, 7:25, 10:05 ❋ Inception (PG-13) Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (R) ★★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:45 Knight and Day (Not Rated) ★★1/2 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:40, 2:30, 5, 7:50, 10:30 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sun 4:30, 7 Mon-

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Tue, Thu 7, 9:15 Wed 4:15, 9:15 The Last Airbender (Not Rated) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:10, 12:05, 12:50, 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-Tue 11:30, 12:40, 2:10, 3:20, 4:50, 6, 7:30, 8:40, 10 Madagascar (PG) ★★1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Tue 10am Madama Butterfly (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 10am ❋ The Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 Thu 10am CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 Thu 1 Lark Theater: Wed 6:30 Predators (Not Rated) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:45, 1:10, 2:20, 3:45, 5:05, 6:30, 7:50, 9, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 ❋ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) Century Northgate 15: Tue 11:59pm The Sun Behind the Clouds (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:30, 5:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 MonWed 6:15

Toy Story 3 (G) ★★★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 12:15, 2:55, 5:30, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:20, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 The Twlight Saga: Eclipse (PG13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:05, 11:40, 12:20, 1:05, 1:30, 2, 2:40, 3:20, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:40, 6:25, 7:05, 7:30, 8, 8:40, 9:20, 10, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:50, 1:20, 2:50, 4:20, 5:50, 7:20, 8:50, 10:20 ❋ World Cup Soccer Finals (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 11:30am (semifinals) Sun 11:30am (finals)

‘Madagascar’ delights the kiddies Tuesday morning at the Marin in Sausalito.

Showtimes for the Fairfax, Larkspur Landing, Marin, Playhouse, Regency and Sequoia were unavailable at presstime. Please visit our website for further updates. We regret the inconvenience. 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

The Beatles star in ‘Let It Be,’ playing beneath the stars in San Anselmo’s Creek Park Friday night at 8pm. Call 272-2756 or visit for info. JULY 9 – JULY 15, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 23


F R I D AY J U LY 9 — F R I D AY J U LY 1 6 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin

Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks with more important event information. ‘‘

Live music 07/06: J2K With Kit ‘n’Tenders 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. 07/09: Campbell’s Jazz Soup Part of the outdoor Summer Music Series. 6:30pm. Free. Pacheco Plaza, 366 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. www.

07/09: Dave Gleason and the Golden Cadillacs CD Release Party. With Rosie Flores. 8:30pm. $15-20. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www. 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. 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. 07/09: Lauralee Brown Part of the Jazz and Blues By the Bay outdoor music series. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Gabrielson Park, Anchor St. and Bridgeway, Sausalito. 289-4100. 07/09: Michael Bloch Singer/songwriter. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 07/10: Audrey Moira Shimkas Jazz trio. 6:309:30pm. No cover. Horizons, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 847-8331. 07/10: Cabaret d’Amour “Celebrating Bastille

Day.” With Moana Diamond singing music made popular by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Josephine Baker. Also features Chez Kiki Dancers and others. 8-10pm. $20-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 07/10: Doc Kraft Dance Band Swing, Latin, country, Rock and Zydeco dance music. 8:30pm-1am. $5. Saualito Seahorse, Harbor Drive off Bridgeway, Sausalito. 331-0100. 07/10: Ken Cook Trio With Lisa Kindred 8 p.m. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 07/10: Laurence Juber Fingerstyle acoustic guitar with the two time Grammy winning former “Wings” lead guitarist. 8-10:15pm. $35-40. Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. 07/10: Namely Us Jazz Quintet Originals, jazz and blues standards. With vocalist Connie Ducey, Kurt Huget, guitar/vocals; Mike Klein, piano; Brian Jones, bass and Levi Hooks, drums. 7-10pm. No cover. Two Bird Cafe & Restaurant, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105. www.

07/10: Osher Marin JCC Summer Nights African Music Night With the Nigerian Brothers and the West African Highlife Band. Pre-concert African dance lesson. 7-9pm. $5-25, under 6 free. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 07/10: Tin Hat Quartet Original Folk/roots/ Americana chamber music. 8 p.m. $10-20. Dance Palace Community Center, 5th and B Streets, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075. 07/11: Jazz Roots Part of the Corte Madera Town Center Summer Music Series. Jazz roots music. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, Corte Madera. www.

BEST BET Breaking away...Marin style! Get your chain grease ready, Marin... on Saturday, July 10, approximately 700 speedy cyclists will rev up and race through town in the SAN RAFAEL TWILIGHT CRITERIUM—the county’s premier two-wheel event of the year. Even if you aren’t ready to hit the saddle yourself, live music and a bike expo will have you grooving to the cycles of life in no time. And you’re never too young to join the circuit—kids can race, too, in their very The Twilight zone. own event “tour de tot” sponsored by the Pacific Sun. Races are from 2:30 to 9:15pm; they run clockwise on Fourth Street, from D Street to Fifth Avenue through A Street. Don’t miss the Expo and Pro Athlete Village on Fourth, between A and Cijos streets. Free. Info:—Jason Walsh

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07/11: Sunday Open Mic With the New Moon Players. 8pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. 07/11: The Sun Kings Beatles cover band. Barbecue on the Lawn. 4pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 07/13: Kurt Huget Acoustic singer/songwriter. With percussionist Julia Harrell. 7-10pm. Panama Hotel, San Rafael. 637-2496. www.panamahotel. com 07/14: Blue Light River Americana/rock. 8pm. Free. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. 07/14: Summer Karaoke Night With Mark Powers. 9:30pm-midnight. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. 07/15: Eldon Brown Band Blues and boogiewoogie. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www. 07/15: Perla Batalla Grammy nominated vocalist and composer. Latin music. 8pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA, 94941. 383-9600. 07/16: Bautista Part of the Jazz and Blues By the Bay outdoor summer music series. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Gabrielson Park, Anchor St. and Bridgeway, Sausalito. 289-4100. 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. 07/16: John Bjerke Acoustic music. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 07/16: Tim Cain with Tate Cross Section Pop/ rock. Part of the outdoor Summer Music Series. 6:30pm. Free. Pacheco Plaza, 366 Ignacio Blvd., Novato.

Dance 07/09: Kusun Ensemble An extraordinary group of musicians and dancers based in Ghana, West Africa. If you need to have your spirits picked

up, here is an event to check out. 8-10pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600 .

Concerts 07/12: SingersMarin Les Etoiles Group The youth choir presents a Pre-African tour performance. 7 p.m. Free. Call 383-3712 or visit Mt. Tamalpais Church, 410 Sycamore, Mill Valley

Theater/Auditions 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. 07/16-08/15: ‘The Middle Ages’ Set in the trophy room of a men's club from World War II through the late 1970s, Gurney illustrates the conflict between longstanding traditions and the need for change. 8pm. $15-25. Ross Valley Players’ Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.

07/16-09/26: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Cast off with Marin Shakespeare for a swashbuckling romp for all ages with a “Pirates of the Caribbean” setting. Visit website for more showtime information. 8pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 4994488 .

Through 07/10: ‘Les Liaisons Dangeruses’ Stage adaptation by award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton presented by the Porchlight Theatre Company. The July 19 performance will be followed by a champagne reception. 7:30pm. $15-30. Marin Art and Garden Center’s Redwood Amphitheatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake, Ross. 251-1027. Through 07/11: ‘Chicago’ Presented by Marin Summer Theater. 8pm. $10-15. Emily

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Comedy Tuesdays: Mark Pitta and Friends You never know who will show up at this weekly stand-up comedy night. 8pm. $15-25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Art 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

07/09: San Rafael Guided Downtown Art Walk Special art tour as part of the Second Friday Art Walk. Galleries and shops will stay open late so you can enjoy an evening viewing along with a personal tour hosted by Art Works Downtown. 6-8pm. Free. Meet at San Rafael City Hall Steps, 1400 5th Ave., San Rafael. www.walkbikemarin. org/waytogo 07/10-09/30: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Portraits from Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Heward Jue, photography. Opening reception 6:30pm July 10. Free. The Image Flow, 401 Suite F Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-3569. 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.

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.

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

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Talks/Lectures 07/10: 'Finding Your Voice: An Introduction to the World of Voiceover' Entertaining workshop led by Voicetrax owner and voice actor, Samantha Paris. 9:45am-1pm. $45. Voicetrax San Francisco, 1207 D Bridgeway, Sausalito. 331-8800.


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William Powers talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 07/13: Traveling Poetry Roadshow Patricia Garfield, Yvonne Cannon, Laurie Stoelting, Lola Brown, Dale Biron and Sharon Fain in a reading hosted by Yvonne Postelle 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. 07/14: Global River Julia Whitty talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deep Blue Home,â&#x20AC;? which explores a threedimensional ocean river encircling the globe. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/14: Jane Green The author talks about her new novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Promises to Keep.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/15: Allegra Goodman Goodman reads from her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cookbook Collector.â&#x20AC;? 3pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/15: Jon Clinch Clinch discusses his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kings of the Earth.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 07/16:Rip Van Roddy Dalia Roddy discusses her new fiction novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Catch in Time.â&#x20AC;? In one moment a global blackout occurs, and six billion humans become unconscious, reawakening to a drastically altered world. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Hook Road.â&#x20AC;? Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, this work tells the story of two families. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

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07/10: Fifth Anniversary Party and Book Signing Rebecca Foust hosts a special event to celebrate Finishing Line Press poets Susan Cohen, Iris Dunkle, Donna Emerson, Katherine Hastings, Kirsten Neff, Connie Post, Zara Raab, Diane Duchin Reed, Peter Weltner and Toni Wilkes. Finishing Line Press is an award winning small press publisher located in central Kentucky. Champagne and cookies will be served. 4-6pm. Free, donations accepted. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St., San Rafael,. 482-0550. www. 07/10: Left Coast Writers Launch Bill Walker presents Simplie Indie authors David R. Christensen (Mystery of the Ugly Bottle) and Connie A. Walker (The Spire of Kylet). 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960.

07/11: Book Passage Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Writers Conference With Isabel Allende Internationally acclaimed author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The House of the Spiritsâ&#x20AC;? will discuss her books for young adults, â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of the Beastsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forest of the Pygmies.â&#x20AC;? Open to the public, but priority seating will be reserved for conference participants. 1pm. Free.

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BEST BET School for scoundrels A comic musical about sex and teenagers inspired by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;outingâ&#x20AC;? of the mayor of Spokane? The names have been changed and the mayor has become a drama instructor at the high school where cool-student Howie (Maro Guevara) is freaked out by his sex-chat partner, geeky Solomon (Jason Frank) is dying to write stories about abortion for the school newspaper and Diwata (Jayne Deely) wants the lead in the school play. Secrets are uncovered and blackmail and dirty tricks abound, often becoming rousing musical numbers. Holli Hornlien is the only adult present who, as teacher/adviser, tries to cool the situationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as an investigative reporter seeks to heat it up. In debate lingo, this is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called being SPEECH & DEBATE reinforces our belief that over a barrel. high school is full of storms that bring little rain. It runs through July 18 at the Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. Info: 510/843-4822 orâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lee Brady

Community Events (Misc.) 07/10: Flea Market Mill Valley Parks & Rec. and the Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club 6th annual Flea Market more than fifty vendors. 9am-3pm. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370.

07/10: San Rafael Twilight Criterium Bike Race An exciting cycling event which will feature four pro races with top professional teams up close and personal, a kid's event and an expo on Fourth St. 2-10pm. Free. Downtown San Rafael, Fourth St., San Rafael.

07/13: Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce Mill Valley Mayor Stephanie MoultonPeters will discuss what Mill Valley expects to achieve through the Business Advisory Board. BAB Chair Paula Reynolds will introduce. 7:30pm-10pm. Free. Larkspur Hotel Mill Valley, 160 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 999-4089. 07/16-18: San Rafael Gem Faire Fine gems, beads, fossils and minerals. July 16 Noon-7pm; July 17 10am-6pm; July 18 10am5pm. $5 weekend pass. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 503-252-8300.

07/16: Art and Wine Mixer for Single Professionals Enjoy some unique boutique wines while meeting some new people. 7:309:30pm. $20. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 925-945-8340. Tuesdays: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516.

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 07/11: Muir Beach Cleanup Meet at the south end of the Muir Beach parking lot by the boardwalk. For more information, please contact volunteer coordinator Marcus Combs at or 561-4751. 9 a.m. Free. Muir Beach, Mill Valley Thursdays: Walk for Fun Put on your walking shoes and have a 2-3 mile amble around Tam Valley. Hang with old friends and make new friends. Every Thursday through the end of the year. 5pm. $10 donation per month Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393.

NonproďŹ ts/Volunteers 07/10: Easter Seals Northern California 10th Annual Day on the Bay A social recreation program for teens and adults with disabilities and special needs. Skippers, donors, sponsors are needed. 8:30am-1:30pm. No charge. Corinthia Yacht Club, 45 Main St., Tiburon. 382-7450 ext. 22.

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bag free market, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to bring your own bags. 4-8pm. Free. Bolinas Park, Bolinas Road, Fairfax.

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›› TRiViA CAFÉ ANSWERS From page 9 1a. Golden Hinde Blvd. in Terra Linda 1b. Queen Elizabeth I 1c. Defeat of the Spanish Armada 2. Forty-nine stars, after Alaska became the 49th state. The flag lasted one year before Hawaii became the 50th state. 3. Prince Charles and Lady Diana 4a. Julia Louis-Dreyfus 4b. Joe Louis 4c. Louis XIII 5. Monica Seles and Ivan Lendl 6a. Barry Bonds 6b. Rickey Henderson 6c. Reggie Jackson 7. Concorde 8. “The Star Spangled Banner,” written in 1814 by the 35-yearold lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key during the battle of Fort McHenry, in Baltimore 9a. Ace Ventura, Pet Detective 9b. The Mask 9c. Dumb and Dumber 10. Aesthetics BONUS ANSWER: Apollo XI, Neil Armstrong

JULY 9 – JULY15, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 29


by Ly nd a R ay

Week of July 8-July 14, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Vain Venus leaves your house of selfexpression this weekend just after clever Mercury moves in. Your desire to attract attention with your looks takes a backseat to showing off your brains. Certain planets continue to stir up your doubts and insecurities. It is vital to remember that you are innately strong, brave and heroic. You’re just going through a slightly confused and indecisive phase. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Your ruler, artsy Venus, joins active Mars and capable Saturn in your house of creativity. This is your week to work on projects that may take a bit of manual labor to manifest a lot of beauty in your surroundings. If you haven’t been home to visit the family for a while, this could be a good weekend to go. Your communication skills are enhanced enough to get beyond any sibling squabble with ease. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) This is not the weekend to discuss money issues with your significant other—there is bound to be a power struggle. Those of you who are hoping for a positive outcome on a legal settlement will probably not be happy this week. If you can postpone any financial negotiations, please do. There could be good news coming your way, so keep the lines of communication open. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) A solar eclipse in your sign makes for an interesting weekend. You feel inspired to initiate one of your heartfelt dreams, yet your intuition tells you that this zodiac cycle requires extra finesse in balancing your personal and professional needs. Meantime, sociable Venus enters your house of interactions on Saturday making it easier to get out there and mingle with the public. Happy Birthday, Moonchild. LEO (July 22 - August 22) The entry of alert Mercury into your sign on Friday helps get you out of the mental fog you’ve been experiencing for the last few weeks. You can express yourself quite eloquently right now. The activity in the money sector of your chart brings practical and creative methods for increasing your net worth. If you are a boss, beware of behaving like some sort of tyrant toward your employees. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) If you are struck with a sudden hunch on Friday, follow it. Saturday, charming Venus enters your sign and she wants you to relax and enjoy the beauty of summer for the next few weeks. This is in contrast to the messages you’ve been receiving from motivating Mars and ambitious Saturn, the planets responsible for adding loads of work to your schedule. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) A connection between naive Neptune and your ruler, softhearted Venus, may leave you wide open for being talked into anything on Thursday evening. Don’t go anywhere without one of your practical pals along. The weekend’s solar eclipse provides a clue as to what your true career calling is. By starting to consider your options now, you can be prepared when mature Saturn enters your sign later this month. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) If you were expecting to be in the same summery mood as last year, you may be disappointed. The planets are painting a completely different picture as they set up challenges in your chart until mid-Sept. However, Saturday night is great for group activities. Tuesday, the potential for a romantic interlude appears in your chart, which should be a positive experience for one evening at least. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) The career motivation begins to slack off this week—but not enough. You have reluctantly given in to the fact that this is not one of those summers when you can quit your job, grab your passport and take off for parts unknown. You have a death grip on your funds now, which is a strange place for you to be. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) The Moon in your opposite sign of moody Cancer is never easy, but this time it is particularly rough. You may want to simply write off Saturday. Pleasurable Venus takes over your house of exploration on Saturday. You could find yourself falling in love with a foreigner or discovering new places of interest right in your own neighborhood. There is, after all, more than one way to broaden your horizons. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Communicative Mercury enters your relationship house, making this a good week to have a heart-to-heart discussion with your partner—or anyone else. You are optimistic and eager to share good news. That’s the great thing about being an Aquarian. You are always willing to ignore the commonplace in favor of focusing on the extraordinary. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) With both the creative Sun and the emotive Moon in your house of love affairs and entertainment, you should have quite a weekend. Although usually a New Moon promises a fresh beginning, the solar eclipse may throw an element of surprise into the mix. Will you find out your lover is secretly rich? Be offered a starring role in a feature film? Win the lottery and take your astrologer to Italy with you? ✹ Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at 30 PACIFIC SUN JULY 9 – JULY 15, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124143 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE, 375 JOHNSTONE DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MWSL, INC., 375 JOHNSTONE DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 26, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124259 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BLACKBIRD, 12781 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., INVERNESS, CA 94937: JUDITH ROBINSON, 14 BRUCE ST., INVERNESS, CA 94937; CAROL WHITNAH, 15 IVY DR., ORINDA, CA 94563. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 14, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124264 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TOM & DAVE’S SPECIALTY COFFEES, 3095 KERNER BLVD. STE. A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KARA L. HAWTHORNE, PO BOX 87, WOODACRE, CA 94973; CHRISTOPHER L. RYGG, PO BOX 87, WOODACRE, CA 94973. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124227 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TRINITY NAILS, 247 SHORELINE HWY, STE 10, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: KIEUTRANG THI DANG, 247 SHORELINE HWY, STE 10, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 9, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124289 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE IDRA: A CENTER FOR JEWISH SPIRITUAL LEARNING AND PRACTICE, 95 ELIZABETH WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LAVEY DERBY, 95 ELIZABETH WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 17, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124270 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE BROCKMAN DESIGN STUDIO, 7 SPRING RD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: PETER BROCKMAN, 7 SPRING RD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124316 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MIRACLE MILE CAFE, 2130 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JEFFERY ALAN BARNES, 2133 17TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94916. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124310 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FOUNDATION RENTALS AND RELOCATION, INC., 925 SIR FRANCIS

DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: FOUNDATION RENTALS AND RELOCATION, INC., 925 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 15, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2010) 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 ClerkRecorder 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 Clerk-Recorder 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124360 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUSINESS FOUNDATIONSANNELISA MACBEAN, M.A., 130 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: WHEALTHY PLANET, INC., 130 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on June 25, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124369 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BLACKOAK RESOURCE GROUP, 239 HILLSIDE AVE., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: DAVID L PAULI, 239 HILLSIDE AVE., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on June 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124387-1,2,3,4 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN MMA; MARIN BJJ; MARIN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS; MARIN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU, 222 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: MIKYO RIGGS, 1005 SOUTH ELISEO DR. #2, GREENBRAE, 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 30, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124423

The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARINFIT, 60 TRELLIS, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: EVAN FITZGERALD, 60 TRELLIS, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 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 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,

PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 807-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 (, 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 ( the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( 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 ( 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. en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. 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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I’m thinking of postponing my wedding. My fiance seems incapable of being apart from me. We dated long distance, so I didn’t realize the extent of his clinginess until we moved in together. If I want some “me time,” he gets offended. If I don’t stand or sit next to him or cuddle with him, he claims I don’t like him. If I eat lunch with a friend instead of him (as I do daily), he’s upset. Even when we spend time with my family, there are repercussions (moping and drama when we get home). I do try to take his upbringing into consideration. His parents divorced when he was 9, and neither wants much to do with him or his brother. Initially, I found his behavior in, “How cute that my fiance wants to come with me to the grocery store or to buy shoes,” but now I’m thinking, “Hey, Crazy, calm down, I’ll see you tonight, and I can go to the store without you.”—Smothered


Even an emotionally together person can feel a little pang when their partner’s going away for a time—like, to Europe for a week, not to RiteAid for a box of tampons. Other women betray their partners by having illicit sex. You only have to have illicit lunch (eat a burger with somebody who isn’t him). Grab a little alone time, and it’s like you’re slutting around on him—with yourself. For him and his unresolved issues, every day is the first day of nursery school: “Mommeeee, don’t leave meee!” On the plus side, he’s probably potty-trained to the point where he wears boxers instead of Huggies Pull-Ups. You might end up giving birth to a clingy child, but you sure shouldn’t marry one. What you have isn’t love, but a guy dressing up pathological need in a love suit and manipulating you with cuddly-wuddly coerciveness: “Just stay and snuggle—or I’ll pout till the end of time.” You’ve got a choice: live with constant conflict or avoid seeing your family and friends—or doing anything that’ll trigger his abandonment issues, like going to the mailbox or the ladies’ room. Hang with crazy long enough, and it can start to seem normal—to the point where you’re only thinking of postponing your wedding instead of mapping out routes to flee. Even if your fiance wanted to change (and it seems he hasn’t yet been motivated), he isn’t going to become a full, independent person in six months or a year. It’s probably tempting to try to make it work and make allowances for his past, but just picture yourself once his neediness has not only the force of habit from your putting up with it, but a state license behind it. Sure, you can always get divorced—that is, if you can figure out the combination to get out the front door.


In February, I discovered my girlfriend was cheating on me with her millionaire ex. I told him, and he told her to beat it. She tried to patch things up with him, but couldn’t and came back to me two months ago, saying she loves me and wants to marry me. But I’ve started catching her in lies again. For example, she said she’d be studying at home, but she wasn’t answering her phone (rare for her). I dropped by at 10, and she wasn’t there. This was just two days after she took me to dinner and told me, “One day the world will be ours!” What gives? What alternatives do I have besides ending it?—Scammed


Good thing you’re not on the parole board. You’d only need to hear a guy talk like a motivational poster—“Good is its own reward!” “Tomorrow is a brand new day!”—and you’d campaign for the release of some serial killer who kept all his dates in jars in his basement. Of course you want to believe your girlfriend’s “One day the world will be ours!” but she has yet to show herself to be ethical, and it’s wildly unlikely she’ll become ethical now. What alternatives do you have besides ending it? Well, you could stick around and be lied to, cheated on and placated with aphorisms: “Our love is here to stay!” (As long as you don’t call or come by after 10.) “Our love is like a rose!” Well, OK, we’ll give her that one—in that it has something in common with getting stuck with a thorn, coming down with necrotizing fasciitis and losing an arm. ✹ © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? E-mail or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Organic Blueberries Jumbo 11oz package. Mix with Raspberries and Blackberries and Spoon Over WafďŹ&#x201A;es for Sunday Morning Brunch.


Deli, Cheese & Bakery


Hoffman's Smoky Sharp Cheddar For a Bold Flavor, Try this Sharp Cheddar Cheese. The Cheese is First Aged for its Sharp Quality then Gently Smoked until it is Golden Brown giving You that Robust Flavor. Try with Red Wine or La Panzanella Mini Croccantinis.



Organic Raspberries Top Your Favorite Yogurt with these Sweet Gems and Sprinkle with Granola â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Delicious! 6oz. pkg.


Pick of the Week



La Panzanella Mini Croccantini Try these Award-Winning Artisan Italian Flat Breads in a "Two-Bite" size. Great for Gourmet Cooks and People who Love to Entertain. Three Great Flavors: Rosemary, Original or Whole Wheat. 6oz. pkg.

Finer Meats & Seafood



Fresh Red Snapper Filets

Wild Caughtâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;WEATHER PERMITTING. Put Fillets in a LIghtly Greased Baking Dish, Sprinkle with Salt, Pepper and Nutmeg along with Grated Orange Rinds on Top. Bake 15 min. at 400°.



Angus Ground Beef Niman Ranchâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Natural. Extra Lean for Your Homemade Sliders!








Pacific Sun 07.09.2010 - Section 1  
Pacific Sun 07.09.2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the July 9, 2010 edition of the Pacific Sun