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›› LETTERS One hand clapping The cover of your Aug. 6 issue on the photo contest with the window-washing squeegee... Who picked that hand model? It’s ugly and it’s making all The alleged ‘arthritic thing.’ us window washers embarrassed. There are so many hands out there in the world, why did you pick that sadly decrepit arthritic “thing”? Paul Ruho, San Anselmo

Don’t spend that eighth of a penny all at once! Fairness and justice are not alike. A culprit is convicted and sent to prison with all the benefits—food, shelter and medical benefits. I know, not what a normal person would want! The injured victim is made to pay taxes to keep the culprit incarcerated; we all do, I know! How about letting the victim be excused from the portion of the tax he pays to support the jailed culprit who injured him? Romolo Lavarone, Marin

Remember, Marcia, try to get the roots... If Mike Bauman, the veteran landscape contractor, thinks we’re all crazy in Marin because we don’t want him spraying poison on our weeds [“Say It Don’t Spray It,” Aug. 13] he needs to work elsewhere and make a living

from other counties. If it’s a choice between a weed growing on the medians or a cancer growing in me...it’s a no brainer—I’ll happily pull some weeds. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

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Judge puts icing on same-sex-wedding cake… Same sex couples can start polishing off those wedding rings again—U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker decided today to end the stay of his ruling that declares the Califo... Going Green in Marin - How Many Cars in your Garage? Men love cars. It’s a well known fact. Women - well, we do, too. At a recent town hall event regarding ‘Fewer cars on the road, more car pools, bikes, smart cars, public trans...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com lead. Not sure you can say this was “proved” at the trial, but it was at least convincing enough for the jury to acquit Bingham.

In regards to Jason Walsh’s addendum to his Behind the Sun column [“A Shock to the System,” Aug. 6] about the 1970 hostage tragedy at the Marin County Courthouse, Walsh wrote: “George Jackson was gunned down a year later, just three days before his trial, in a bungled escape attempt at San Quentin that left him and five others dead.” There are many who believe that George Jackson was the victim of a political assassination by guards at San Quentin. As I recall, this was proved at the trial of Stephen Bingham years later. Kip Evan Steinberg, San Rafael

Editor’s note: Thanks for the tip, Kip. Bingham was accused of smuggling in the gun that Jackson used in his ill-fated escape attempt—and even fled the country out of fear of facing a kangaroo court. After returning in 1984 to stand trial, Bingham’s lawyers argued that prison guards had provided the gun to the militant Jackson in the hopes he’d take action with it, giving them an excuse to plug him with

Yeah, but we’re also a nation of immigrants... “We are a nation of laws.” This sentiment did not hold true when the Novato City Council, during its weekly council meeting on June 22, decided not to take any action when presented with an initiative by a member of Citizens For Legal Employment and Contracting (CLEC). The proposed ballot measure would require the city of Novato to use the E-Verify system, run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to verify that all city employees, plus the city’s contractors and subcontractors, are legally eligible to work in the United States. This system is free and 99 percent of people are cleared within seconds. The purpose of the initiative was to “help protect American jobs for American citizens and legal immigrants,” and it was to help save jobs in Novato for legal workers in this difficult economy with very high unemployment. CLEC gathered more than the required number of valid signatures and the petition itself complied with the state election code. The council had only two options according to the election code: Adopt the ordinance without alteration or submit it to a vote of the people at the next general election. The City Council disregarded the elections code and decided to do nothing. As a result, the council knowingly opened the city to a lawsuit that could cost more than the election itself. The law-abiding citizen does not have the choice to pick and choose which laws they want to obey, and neither should the City Council. Changing our laws is an option, but refusing to obey our laws is not. Virginia Moore, Larkspur

A plea for Commons sense... The Marin County Board of Supervisors will be receiving the draft environmental impact report for the proposed emergency offices facility this month. The Marin Commons site off Lucas Valley Road should be the priority site for the new emergency facility. The board of supervisors should follow the lead they established with the Marin County Health and Wellness campus. The Marin County Health & Wellness campus is five buildings rehabilitated to accommodate the medical complex. The

buildings, located in the Canal, were a good match for the county’s need. Opportunity presented itself and, two years later, the H&W campus is completed. The amount of savings by utilizing existing structures was in the tens of millions of dollars. Environmentalists touted their success with the H&W campus. Utilizing the existing footprint with no additional damage to the environment was one of those points. Rehabilitation of these buildings to the highest LEED-NC Gold standards was at the forefront. Listed below are the environmental goals that were achieved at the H&W campus. 1. Re-use and recycling of materials and supplies during construction 2. Use of solar energy 3. Easy site access via alternative modes of transportation (walking, biking, mass transit) 4. Extensive on-site recycling program 5. Landscaping with native plants to minimize water use 6. Energy-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling system The board of supervisors should follow the same criteria they set for the Health & Wellness campus in choosing a location for the emergency offices facility. The Marin Commons site is a win-win for all. Rehabilitation of existing structures would save tens of millions of dollars during a recession. No loss of park lands. No intrusion into the neighboring community. No community opposition. The Marin Commons facility meets all the criteria the board established in building the Health & Wellness campus. Ron Ford, Santa Venetia

He completely missed the Marx... I see Mr. Banal Anal has sent in another criticism [“Go, and Never Darken My Towels Again!” Aug. 13] of my little letters page contributions. After his first letter, I thought he was clueless. But I was wrong. Because he is totally clueless. As the letter I sent—in which I wrote, “Who (and what) is buried in Grant’s tomb? Justice”—was a bitter/satirical jab at the Oscar Grant affair, not at Groucho Marx. Perhaps Mr. Anal was thinking of Groucho’s brother, Karl. Mr. Anal is perhaps the only person I can think of who should instead start watching TV! Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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Francisco but no longer maintains a Marin County practice. He did not return telephone calls for comment. His attorney also did not respond to telephone messages. Ferretti continues to have courtesy staff privileges – which allow him to assist a hospital staff member in surgery – at Marin General Hospital, but he no longer has admitting privileges, according to hospital spokesman Barry Blansett. Ferretti operated on the racecar driver’s leg at Marin General Hospital in August 2004. The driver, identified only as J.B. in the board accusation, settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against Ferretti and the Greenbrae hospital in 2006. Reached by telephone, J.B. said the settlement forbid him from discussing its terms. On the condition of maintaining his anonymity, however, J.B. spoke about the medical board’s disciplinary order against the physician whose actions he believes necessitated multiple additional surgeries, scars and limited use of his leg. “I’m encouraged there has been some 10

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›› NEWSGRAMS Marin places 21 measures on Nov. 2 ballots Marin’s breaking records again, this time with its longest county ballot measure program ever—featuring a whopping 21 proposals. And those are in addition to the nine or more state propositions fighting for space on the ballot. Twenty-one measures for the Nov. 2 election may seem hard to believe—but don’t have a heart attack over it. At least not yet—because 13 of the proposals are about extending parcel taxes for paramedic and emergency services in Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Marinwood, Sleepy Hollow, Kentfield and West Marin. Aside from the ambulance intransigence, ballots will also include competing desalination proposals, measures S and T. Measure S is an ordinance that would require voter approval before the Marin Municipal Water District finances any construction on a desalination facility; Measure T would require voter approval before MMWD finances any planning or work on a desal facility. Other proposals of note include Measure A, which seeks $41million in bonds for the Ross Valley School District to replace or repair equipment, sites and facilities at schools; Measure B would levy a $10 auto registration fee on Marinites to pay for roads, transportation for seniors and school crossing guards; Measure F would hike sales tax in Novato by a half-cent to prevent future cuts to city services. ‘Here’ today, gone tomorrow The Marin IJ has officially pulled the plug on its arts-andentertainment weekly, here magazine, after a brief nearly two-year run. Its final issue left the racks last week. For those unfamiliar with the publication, here was a mixture of entertainment listings, food and news briefs reprinted from the IJ’s daily paper, and syndicated material from other newspapers across the country—combined with one main feature about a local topic. In the magazine’s farewell issue, here editor Vicki Larson listed the economy as the No. 1 reason here failed to take off. “Though we’re sad to be saying goodbye, we’ve had fun,”wrote Larson.“I hope [readers have] enjoyed thumbing through here as much as we had making the Weekly Miracle—as it came to be known, among other names when we were feeling snarky— happen.” Here launched in October 2008 as a glossy-covered racks-only version of the paper’s IJ Weekend, which called it a day in 2007. In other news, the Pacific Sun was awarded first prize for“lifestyles coverage”in the weeklies division of the 2010 California Newspaper Publishers Association awards. For an extensive listing of events on the Marin arts and entertainment scene, visit our community calendar at www. pacificsun.com and check out our brand new music page at www.pacificsun.com/music.

Sarah Nome, 1922 - 2010 Sarah Nome, the San Anselmo resident whose 14-month“squat” at Kaiser Permanente in Terra Linda made headlines in 2005, died Monday of natural causes at age 87. Nome had been living at a Lafayette senior care center since a Marin judge ruled that she be placed under the county’s care following the Kaiser showdown. Born in Oakland, Nome’s family moved to Marin when she was a girl and she attended both Tam High School and the College of Marin before going for a long career working at the Maritime Museum in San Francisco. She became known as one of San Anselmo’s most vocal community gadflies. She is survived by her daughter Jane Sands and son Mathew Sheldon. No service is yet planned.—Jason Walsh EXTRA! EXTRA! Post your Marin news at ›› pacificsun.com 8 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 26, 2010


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Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, invites you to a live Team Trivia Contest every Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael. Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to howard1@triviacafe.com; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit!

± This heartfelt Hero story comes from Elisa Brooks, a fellow Pacific Sun staffer. Though her son Daniel is challenged by special needs caused by Fragile X Syndrome, he’s an accomplished young man. Graduating from Tam High last spring, he spent the summer in Thailand. Elisa credits her son’s experience at Red Dragon Yoga in Mill Valley with a transformation in his focus. Red Dragon owners Stephanie and Craig encouraged Daniel to try a strict form of yoga called Bikram. With Stephanie as his personal cheerleader, he practiced in a 110-degree studio for 90 minutes almost every day. Through yoga, Daniel has become calmer and happier. We say namaste to our heroes this week, Daniel and his support team at Red Dragon.

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²ÊIt’s the end of August and Marin’s starting to hear school bells. Unfortunately, we’re also hearing the hacking of whooping cough (pertussis), which is now at epidemic status here. A serious, contagious respiratory illness, whooping cough can cause death in infants, yet it’s preventable with the proper vaccinations. According to the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, we have one of the highest non-vaccination rates in the state and it’s not because parents forgot. Marin also has one of the highest Personal Belief Exemption rates in California, and that rate continues to grow. Please follow the advice of the California Department for Public Health and immunize your children. The rest of us thank you for not putting our health at risk, too.—Nikki Silverstein

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â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş UPFRONT < 8 Med board slaps Tiburon doc action taken against him,â&#x20AC;? J.B. said of Ferretti. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I certainly hope he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect anyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life the way he did mine.â&#x20AC;? Following the 2004 Sears Point Raceway accident and the emergency surgery Ferretti performed on J.B.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg, the medical board accused the orthopedic surgeon of failing to â&#x20AC;&#x153;recognize the serious and urgent nature of J.B.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vascular compromise and the need to obtain an immediate vascular consult,â&#x20AC;? the accusation says. As a result of waiting too long to call in a vascular surgeon, J.B. said in a telephone interview, following the surgery other physicians discussed having to amputate his leg. The former racecar driver said he continues to suffer from muscle and nerve damage, circulation problems and deep, disďŹ guring scars all over his leg. In addition, his leg developed gangrene, and he had to undergo a series of otherwise-unnecessary surgeries and excruciating recoveries. The Greenbrae driver, now 69, said he must wear an orthopedic device to walk, and he can no longer run or skiâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sports he enjoyed before his accidentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or race cars the way he used to. The medical board also accused Ferretti of failing to refer two children, a 5-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, to more highly skilled pediatric orthopedists better equipped to surgically repair their injuries.

In October 2006, according to the accusation, Ferretti operated on a 5-year-old girl who fell off a swing and landed on her elbow. The surgery failed to completely repair the break, the accusation says. As a result, it says the girl was left with a deformed elbow. Ferretti should have temporarily repaired the girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bone and transferred her to a specialized orthopedist who had more training and experience in â&#x20AC;&#x153;this type of difďŹ cult repair on a child,â&#x20AC;? the accusation says. Also in October 2006, Ferretti operated on a 5-year-old boy who fell off a couch and hurt his elbow, the accusation says. It says Ferretti failed to identify the seriousness of the injury and to refer the child to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the training and experience to properly repair it. Instead, the accusation says, Ferretti inappropriately treated the fracture. Because of the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restricted range of motion, the accusation says the boy needed a second surgery months later. In December 2005, while operating on an elderly womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thighbone, Ferretti lacerated her vein when a screw penetrated her pelvis, the accusation says. It says Ferretti failed to use the proper equipment to position pins, drill bits and screws in the 86-year-old woman who fell on her hip after tripping on a branch. The accusation also faults the Tiburon surgeon for failing to â&#x20AC;&#x153;carefully advance the drill in the body to guard against penetration of the pelvic wall,â&#x20AC;? failing to consider the fragility of the elderly womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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ith the Tam High class of ’80 actors about Native American culture, includreunion next week, the “invitation ing songs, drumming and dance. controversy” rears its ugly head “Before the play, there was questioning again. If you didn’t read the Hero & Zero about whether the Indian was a good mascot,” column I wrote in the July 23 issue, here’s the said Smith, now a drama teacher at Sir Francis background. Drake High. “I’m a Tam grad, class of ’76. It The reunion invitation sent to class mem- wasn’t my intent to change the mascot. I just bers (and forwarded to us) used an image of wrote a play. I don’t think the two were related.” the school’s now banned Indian name and masLittlefeather, whose mother was white and cot—displayed on an Old West “Wanted” post- father was American Indian, remembers the er. The finishing touch was the caricature of a opportunity to educate the student actors as female Native American that a reader described the catalyst for change. “We showed them that as “Betty Boop in a buckskin.” We featured the Indians are a race of people, not a mascot,” she invitation as a Zero that week, declaring the use said. of the mascot and images insensitive. Not everyI read her the online comments by Tam one agreed. alumni insisting Readers they’ll always be weighed in on Indians. “They’re not PacificSun.com. Indians,” she chuckSFGate.com ran led. “The 1980 class is an article about having a reunion. To it—highlightuse the Indian mascot ing “the vitriand imagery is passé. olic comments They should update aimed at Silverthemselves. They’re stein.” Blogs and not wearing 1980 Facebook pages outfits and hairstyles.” discussed the apFrenchman, propriateness of who now lives on a the defunct masDelaware reservacot and whether tion in Oklahoma, it deserved our Roger Moore, Liv Ullman and Sacheen Littlefeather share an awkward echoed Littlefeather’s Zero. Sadly, most moment onstage at the 1973 Academy Awards. sentiments. “They’re folks responded it reliving their past. was fine, even “honorable.” They should broaden their view,” he said. A member of the class of ’80 wrote that I was curious about the Indians posting that some of her best friends are Native Americans. the use of the mascot wasn’t offensive. “They A big shot claiming to be “a Native American had Indian puppets, if you will, that spoke and wealthy casino executive” posted that the in favor of the mascot back then, too,” Litinvitation wasn’t offensive. tlefeather recalled. “Some Native Americans are Did they forget genocide was committed confused and ill-informed about racism. You against Indians in this country? Perhaps some have to be educated to understand it.” Tam students skipped history class the day they Well-schooled in the subject, Frenchman discussed the Indian Removal Act. holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral Tam students voted to replace the Indian sciences and a minor in Native American mascot with the Red Tailed Hawk in 1990. I studies. “Believing it’s OK to use the mascot is decided to research what spurred the change. institutionalized racism,” he explained. “They Enter Sacheen Littlefeather, Native American are accustomed to the concept, the images. activist and Marin resident. It’s accepted by their groups and becomes the Littlefeather is best known for the uproar norm. If they were to consult outside of that she caused at the 1973 Academy Awards, when world, consult Native Americans, they would she declined the Best Actor Oscar on behalf of find it is offensive.” Marlon Brando as a protest over Hollywood’s As for alumni insisting they are honorstereotypical depictions of Native Americans. ing the Indians by using the former mascot, And years later, in Mill Valley, she played an im- Frenchman remains unrelenting. “They are portant role in changing the Tam High mascot. not honoring anyone except their reptilian Her involvement began in the late ’80s, when cortex level. To honor is to find a meaningful Tam drama teacher David Smith wrote a play representation,” he said. about Native Americans. Littlefeather accepted Being right usually makes me feel better. Not an invitation to work with students cast in the this time. Whether it’s labeled institutional racplay. Along with colleague Titus Frenchman, a ism, ignorance or bigotry, it’s alive and well in full-blooded Delaware Indian, they taught the educated, affluent Marin. I’m disheartened.

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there’s hope. With so much intermarrying going on right now, we’re becoming a conglomeration. Yes, there’s hope.” ✹ Sacheen Littlefeather’s latest project is ‘Reel Injun,’ a movie tracing the evolution of Native Americans in cinema, which will air on PBS later this year. Email:nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com

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Till we meter again... PG&E’s not-so-smart approach to wireless power grid a shocking lesson in ‘advanced’ planning

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hen Pacific Gas and Electric Company stuck its finger in the smart meter socket it got a shock. PG&E began installing the advanced meters, which transmit power-consumption information to the utility over a wireless network, last year. It didn’t take long before complaints were being transmitted across the new SmartMeter grid—whether or not the complaints had merit. PG&E isn’t scoring high on the public relations meter these days, especially in Marin, where the utility spent big bucks trying to stop Marin Clean Energy from rolling out its localpower plan. It also spent about $47 million pushing a proposition to stop other communities from creating local-power agencies. Prop. 16 would have required a two-thirds vote before a community could create a local-power agency, a requirement widely seen as an attempt to stifle competition. The unsuccessful proposition attempt left bad blood flowing through the PG&E customer base, especially in Marin. Among those critical of the new SmartMeter rollout are residents who say they’re sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation the meters emit, and that SmartMeters trigger health problems. They want PG&E to let them opt out of the SmartMeter program. But the company maintains that’s not an option. And the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) backs that position. Layered on the complaints about the new meters causing health problems are protests that the investor-owned utility is loading the bill for SmartMeter installation onto the backs of ratepayers rather than shareholders. And it’s a substantial bill. The SmartMeter rollout is expected to cost $2.2 billion—most of which will come from ratepayers. The new meters represent a critical link in what will become the nation’s smart grid, say proponents. Keeping tabs on power from source to consumer, monitoring the flow of electricity, could boost energy efficiency and reduce the need for new power plants. A SmartMeter, which is the trade name of the advanced meter PG&E contractors are installing in California, can take an energy-use snapshot of a home every hour, and a customer can track energy use to determine where the electricity has been going and when. PG&E ads now running on television hint that time-of-use knowledge can allow residents to be more energy efficient, but it’s an unfocused message that leaves out a critical element in the broad PG&E plan. The SmartMeter strategy and the smart grid vision begin to sharpen when an hour-by-hour time-of-use element gets thrown into the mix. Call it congestion pricing for power. It works the same as congestion management on bridges and freeways. A resident who runs a dishwasher in the middle of the night would pay less for the electricity than one who runs a load during peak hours in the middle of a summer heat wave. And in a best-case scenario, appliances one day will have the technology to tie into the smart grid. That could allow customers to tell their coffee pots and air conditioners to turn on 12 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 26, 2010

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ALMOST EVERYONE ACKNOWLEDGES the possibilities inherent in a smart grid to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. Many people do not, however, buy the company line that new meters PG&E and other utilities are installing actually will produce the tangible results they claim, at least not for many years. And if that’s the case, say critics, why are utilities, including PG&E, rushing through neighborhoods hooking up SmartMeters at a fast pace? “It doesn’t look to me like the SmartMeters are really an essential part of the smart grid,” says Barbara George of Women’s Energy Matters. The Fairfax resident has been following the PG&E request for a rate hike, part of which would go toward SmartMeter installation and costs associated to promote a smart grid scenario. She, like other utility watchdogs, recognizes the possibilities but questions the probabilities. “The smart grid is really the stuff that you can put on to the distribution system, and it looks to me like PG&E hasn’t done the work it was supposed to have done to realize the benefits of the system of SmartMeters. They would have to put together databases and [other elements] to determine some of the benefits they could potentially get.” George says the utility could “save a bunch of money” because the cost of the meters gets charged to ratepayers, and the company can eliminate meter readers. PG&E acknowledges that SmartMeters could eliminate the need for meter readers, a workforce estimated at about 820 employees in 2011. The company says some of those employees could move to other PG&E jobs. SmartMeters also will allow the utility to turn off power quickly from a central location rather than requiring an employee to go out and do it manually. “Those are their primary goals,” says George. “The other things touted as related to SmartMeters as far as energy-saving devices—that’s all up to the individual.” George and others recognize that the smart grid could trigger an entrepreneurial boom in energy-efficiency devices and strategies, but she says, “I don’t think that’s going to be a booming business anytime soon, and according to the general rate case [the rate request now before the CPUC], PG&E doesn’t think so either. They are expecting something like 30 percent of customers to do something [related to SmartMeters and the smart grid] by 2025. It’s not like it’s happening tomorrow.” The rush to roll out became a big issue two months ago in Maryland. That state’s version of the CPUC, the Maryland Public Service Commission, rejected a Baltimore Gas and Electric Company request to deploy smart meters as part of a smart-grid project. Regulators questioned the real-world advantages of the smart meters as well as the plan to charge ratepayers a hefty chunk of the $482 million plan. The utility resubmitted its plan, acceding to the regulators’ stipulation that the company can recoup costs from ratepayers only after the meters are installed.


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penitentiary, which opened in 1852 complete Duffy’s 11 years as San Quentin’s warden with dungeon, perhaps the state of Califor- marked the most peaceful era in the prison’s nia’s oldest surviving civic project. To house history. (A 1954 biopic, Duffy of San Quenthe prison staff and their families, homes were tin, starred former SQ inmate Paul Kelly as built along the shoreDuffy.) Notables who line near Buckelew’s have spent more time Sheppard Hotel; ininside the walls than mates were employed out among the vilas servants, cooks and lagers include Sirhan gardeners. (The warSirhan, Charles Manden’s mansion was son, David Carpenter, an especially magS.F. political boss nificent two-winged Abe Ruef, Eldridge hilltop affair where Cleaver, jazz great visiting dignitaries Art Pepper, Nation were entertained in of Islam founder style.) Within a few Wallace Fard Muhamyears San Quentin mad, groundbreaking Village had its own avant-garde comshops, eateries, post poser and bisexual office and one-room Henry Cowell (arschoolhouse, which rested on a morals was employed on occharge in 1937) casion for popular and author-activist square dances. Other George Jackson, who civic functions were was killed during an held at the Sheppard, escape attempt in and a second hotel, 1971. the Bay-View, was The prison’s built atop a promchanged exponentialontory and had its ly since 1852: the last own bar and restaufemale prisoners left rant. There was also in 1932, the grounds a bandstand where have expanded to 275 the prison orchestra acres, there are 5,200 would give Sunday inmates crowded into concerts, and down a facility intended at the causeway Chi- At the end of Main Street is the gate to San Quentin State for 3,300 and the nese shrimpers from Prison, one-time home to Black Bart, Sirhan Sirhan, Charles gallows was replaced nearby Point San Pe- Manson, George Jackson and Tookie Williams. with the gas chamber dro would load their in 1937 and with catch onto city-bound ferryboats and villagers lethal injection in 1996. Its death row is the would snare their own perch, cod and bass. largest in the country. The 2005 execution of The village produced at least two notable gang leader-turned-author Tookie Williams citizens. The first, pitcher J.W. “Duster” Mails, brought thousands of demonstrators to the helped lead the Cleveland Indians over the prison’s gates, spilling into the 19th-century Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1920 World Series. village with its gingerbread-trim houses. The other was Clinton C. Duffy, a guard’s son And what if the state goes ahead and tears who became San Quentin’s most famous war- down the village’s most notable landmark? den. Under him the dungeon was dismantled, Rumors about demolishing the antiquated, torture was abolished, vocational training and overcrowded prison have been flying for decollege courses were instituted, and inmates cades. Eight years ago the San Quentin Reuse were treated as individuals, not numbers. Planning Committee cooked up the notion of a high-density waterfront community of narrow streets, pocket-sized parks, mixedincome neighborhoods, artists’ lofts, playing fields, shops, restaurants and a transit plaza with buses, trains and ferries converging. There would be a shoreline promenade, restored natural habitats and an estuary at the mouth of Corte Madera Creek, and the prison’s more historic structures (including the dining hall’s murals) would be preserved for future generations. Whatever happens, the legacy of Marin’s most famous entity will endure, just as the community in its shadow has for some 15 decades. ✹

Benjamin Buckelew built a hotel, a sawmill and stagecoach-ferry connections in the village, circa 1850.

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acre Punta de Quintin land grant, a parcel that also encompassed present-day Ross, Kentfield and parts of San Anselmo. It was named for the Miwok warrior Quintin, Chief Marin’s aide-de-camp and scourge of San Rafael’s Franciscan friars. He spent two years in the Presidio stockade after his capture at the bluff that bears his name. (The “San” was added later out of the local “if it’s got a proper name it’s gotta be a saint” mentality as much as anything else.) In 1840 the rancho was granted to John Cooper (aka “One-Armed John” and “Don Juan el Manco”), an English sailor who had established a trade route between China and Mexico and married General Vallejo’s sister for good measure. At San Quentin he built a house and raised crops and horses, then sold the package to San Francisco merchant Benjamin Buckelew around the time California joined the Union. Buckelew was more ambitious, constructing a hotel, a sawmill and a causeway for stagecoach-ferry connections, and when the new legislature was looking for a spot to build a permanent state prison, he sold them 20 acres of his prime bayfront real estate for $10,000. The state’s first makeshift prison was the Waban, an old wooden sailing ship anchored off the point. Its 30 inmates built the new

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lthough we’d like to think that Marin is best known around the world for its towering redwoods, beautiful coastline and endearingly nutty post-hippie lotus-eating lifestyle, let’s face it: The county is most famous as the home of San Quentin State Prison. This is the place Bogart fled in a laundry truck, where Susan Hayward perished in the gas chamber, Clint Eastwood saved an innocent man from Death Row and Woody Allen’s carved-soap revolver melted in a rainstorm. Here Johnny Cash and B.B. King recorded two of their best albums, desperadoes from Black Bart to Merle Haggard paid their debt to society, phrases like “The Big House” and “San Quentin Quail” entered the lexicon, and the executions of Caryl Chessman, Tookie Williams and many another aroused ire, grief and candlelight vigils around the world. Adjoining this monolith of sociopolitical symbolism and popular culture is the contrastingly low-key, retro-quaint community of San Quentin Village, population 100. Like Tomales or Dogtown, it’s one of those undiscovered pockets of Marvelous Marin that escaped the strip-mall sprawl and hot-tubbing notoriety of the post-WWII years and has retained, practically intact, the quiet waterside charm of a century ago. A main street (known, quaintly, as Main Street) weaves its way from the western end of the Richmond Bridge along the bayshore and around the prison’s walls to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. A few other streets straggle uphill toward the Shoreline Band Park north of town. Cottages, bungalows and Victorians, some of them dating back to the 1850s, offer splendid views of Tiburon, Angel Island and San Francisco Bay. Many of the village’s 40-odd homes have their own private beaches, and a 10-unit condominium (one of the town’s few acknowledgments of the modern era) is thoughtfully cantered away from that concrete fortress to the west. Back in the Mexican rancho days the San Quentin Peninsula was part of the 11,000-

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ince it first hit our screens, Mad Men has been a smash. No other series has so successfully captured the feel of an era, that period between the uptight ’50s and the swinging late ’60s. It has generated its own influence on fashion, decor and, of course, entertaining—bringing out kitsch and class alike. Many of the dining references are amusing, but miss the mark. Perhaps I’m more sensitive to the misses because I was around then, alive and well and very young in Manhattan, and I was involved in the world the story line covers: Madison Avenue, advertising, media. I knew the East Fifties as well as I knew my own uptown neighborhood; I knew the routines of those men (and the few women) who worked in that alcohol-fueled atmosphere. Yes, they did sit in smoke-filled offices when they were not at three-or-more martini lunches before an afternoon of creativity, followed by drinks after hours or in the club car on the way to the suburbs. One question circulating on the blogs this last month asked where Don Draper might have taken clients to dinner. On the show we have seen a re-created Lutece, that most authentic French restaurant with haute decor to match the haute cuisine. Its formal dining room glowing in flattering light and a sunroom that created what a contemporary critic called “faux summer year-round” was a favorite with moneyed regulars. They depended on the quality of its beef Wellington, mousseline of pike in lobster-scented cream sauce and frozen raspberry souffle with proper wines. It was a remaining bastion where menus without prices were given not only to women accompanied by men, but also to all guests of a host at the table. When Don and his date ordered chicken Kiev at Jimmy’s LaGrange, I had to look that one up to discover it was a celebrity gathering place (Sinatra, George Burns) where there was no menu; the owner went from table to table telling his customers what they would eat—often that signature dish. Those looking for an evening of lively cafe society met at Sherman Billingsley’s Stork Club, a magnet for show business stars and the literati. Favorites there were frogs’ legs, a selection of “Chinese Specialties” and baked Alaska for dessert. The indisputable ruler of expense account dining had to be the Four Seasons, with its outrageous prices, fountains, live plants to suit the time of year and nouvelle cuisine. It is still a symbol of power and money and attitude. I’m waiting to see if any of the Mad Men make it there. My feeling is that by the ’60s, Draper and his gang would have been moving on to

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some alternative expense account destinations with glitzier and more daring settings, such as Maxwell’s Plum. An over-the-top carnival of a place with a Tiffany glass ceiling, it was designed so that diners could look down from a second level to watch the very active singles bar scene. Warner LeRoy (who would later create Tavern on the Green, another extravaganza) believed that people should be fed what they wanted when they wanted it—everything from chili to upscale dinners of wild boar. Skyscraper dining was another trend. The Rainbow Room was a longtime glamorous hangout for celebrities of all kinds, with a posh, slightly louche atmosphere (lots of red carpets and furnishings, candles on tables at windows overlooking the city), live music for dancing, great cocktails and Continental food. Along came Top of the Sixes, a slightly less exalted but popular aerie. I can’t remember the dining there, only the drinks, perhaps because it was a Stouffer’s enterprise with safe choices. Lunches were more diversified, when they weren’t strictly liquid. Where one ate depended on companions: Colleagues could head for the Brasserie in the gleaming Seagram’s Building with its informal French dishes (I can still recall its pissaladiere, the lusty Provencal flatbread). Gargantuan repasts were served at Keen’s Steakhouse on 36th Street, legendary cuts of aged beef and old-fashioned mutton chops with creamed spinach and parsleyed potatoes. When a lunch date was arranged with a secretary or model or any “other woman,” it was best to choose spots like the French Shack in the theater district or the Oyster Bar in Grand Central, places where bosses might not lunch, or Shun Lee Dynasty, one of the first upscale Chinese venues in Midtown. I know from personal experience that the publisher of one of the country’s greatest magazines had the same lunch every day: the hamburger from 21 Club. When he didn’t go there in person, he had it delivered to his office suite. It remains on the menu in 2010 as do several other 21 classics—steak tartare with rye toast, cornmeal-crusted crab cakes and Senegalese soup, a creamy curried chicken with tart green apples. Would I dine with Don Draper? In a heartbeat! But I believe that if I hoped to concentrate on the food, I should sup with gay gourmet Sal Romano (or even Joan Holloway). ●

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For each drink: 1-1/2 ounce gin 1/2ounce Triple Sec 1/4 ounce fresh limee juice 1/4 ounce fresh orange nge juice 1 dash Angostura bitters i ters

Place ingredients in cocktail shaker ker with cracked ice. Shake well, then strain into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a curl of orange peel. ------------------------Chef Andre Soltner created elaborate French meals at Lutece for many years, but he had a gift for celebrating simple foods as well. This recipe is a perfect one for August and a practical way for each person to enjoy a whole summery tomato.

Tomatoes Lutece Serves 8 8 firm ripe tomatoes, peeled 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon each salt and sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar 2 teaspoons prepared mustard (Dijon)

Cut stem ends from tomatoes; slice each crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Re-form into tomato shapes and place in a shallow serving dish. Combine remaining ingredients in a small jar; cover. Shake well; pour dressing over tomatoes. Cover lightly. Let stand at room temperature at least 20 minutes before serving. Note: Each diner gets a reassembled tomato. Spoon some of the dressing over each serving. ------------------------Here is the legendary burger so beloved by the publishing mogul. It was served on a toasted bun made from Parker House roll dough.

Hamburger “21” Serves 4 1 cup finely diced celery tablespoons butter 6 tab pounds ground beef round 2 po eggs, beaten 2 eg 2 tteaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/ 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Saute celery in a small frying pan in 2 tablespoons of the butter until soft. Combine celery mixture, beef, eggs, salt, pepper, water and sauce in a large bowl, mix lightly until well blended. Shape into 4 large patties about 1-inch thick Saute gently in remaining butter in a large frying pan for 5 minutes on each side for medium, or until done to taste. Note: Today’s burger is served with frisee, sauteed onions and preserved tomatoes with a choice of potatoes and a side of haricots verts. ------------------------A bit ahead of its time, Maxwell’s Plum paid special attention to salads, going beyond the plain tossed green variety ubiquitous in the ’60s.

Maxwell Plum’s Spinach Salad Serves 6 1 pound fresh spinach (use the baby variety) 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 pound large white mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse spinach thoroughly, drain well. Place in salad bowl. Add bacon and mushrooms. Just before serving, combine vinegar and oil; pour dressing over salad, toss to coat evenly. Season to taste. Serve immediately. ✹ Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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TAKING IT TO (AND FROM) THE STREETS For devoted food shoppers, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern region is the place to be on Saturdays. Two new destinations make it fun to cruise for goods in very different ways. The latest farmers market from the Agricultural Institute of Marin is situated in Marin Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shopping center. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a four-month trial with hopes of becoming a permanent ďŹ xture for a part of the county without big supermarkets or fresh food supplies. At present, 20 farmers and 10 food vendors are doing their best to make the venture a success. Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small, the market has an intimate feel, drawing families from nearby apartment complexes and residents of the houseboat community across the freeway. A big draw is Good Foods Catering, where Dontaye Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smoky barbecue is irresistible, especially the pulled pork sandwiches. Hours are 9am to 1pm, handy for weekend runs...An entirely different venture is Homegrown Marin Market, a radical concept at 333 Caledonia Street. Neither a store nor a cafe, it is described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;unique culinary club.â&#x20AC;? Customers pay $5 admission (membership fee) to enter Studio 333, a space where artworks are displayed above and around tables of comestibles. Here, startup entrepreneurs introduce home-produced goods and learn the ropes of the business without paying steep licensing and rental fees. Among the treats available at the Aug. 21 market: ready-to-eat items such as crepes and galettes; savory and sweet South American baked goods; a vegan version of Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous snack, currywurst; and specialties like Sweet Nectar honey from Tiburon, fresh fruit agua fresca, small-batch vinegars and sorbets sweetened with agave. Heading this renegade operation is Danya Adolphs, a UCSF nutritionist and medical writer. Hours are 3-9pm; details are online (www.homegrownmarinmarket.com).

Dontaye Ball is pulling out some wicked pork these days at Good Foods Catering.

tival at La Cocina in the Mission will bring crowds to sample everything from piroshki to Malaysian snacks and soul food in a carnival atmosphere. Top restaurants will be represented, tooâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Slanted Door, DelďŹ na, Flour & Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to show how menus are inďŹ&#x201A;uenced by street styles. It is suggested that attendees buy a â&#x20AC;&#x153;passportâ&#x20AC;? in advance for food and beverage purchases. For information and passports, go to www.sfstreetfoodfest.com...Aug. 27-29: Jack London Square in Oakland is the setting for the Eat Real Festival. More than 80 street food vendors will be there, but it is a more comprehensive experience involving food crafts (think canning, cheesemaking), urban homesteading (backyard chickens, anyone?) and even literature, with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;food poetryâ&#x20AC;? slam and literary festival-within-afestival. Hours are 2-9pm Friday, 10:30am-9pm Saturday, 10:30am-5pm, Sunday. Details: www.eatrealfestival.com. PEDAL POWER PROVIDES FROZEN GOODIES Adding to the hometown atmosphere of San Anselmo this summer is Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice-Cycle, a classy custom-made vehicle that circles downtown and spots like Millennium Playground with organic ice cream treats from Three Twins. Fifteen-yearold Jackson Poole is behind the enterprise. (His mom, designer Kathleen Harrison, is responsible for the chic graphics.)

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEVER BEEN JUST A MANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WORLD Thirty women deeply involved in the sustainable food industry are proďŹ led in Temra Costerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat. Coster will be here Aug. 21, appearing at Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn in Pt. Reyes Station (7pm) when she will chat with three of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s women starsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Janet Brown of AllStar Organics, Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery and Sara Tashker from Green Gulch. This is a free event, sponsored by Point Reyes Books and Marin Organic.

YET MORE FROM SAUSALITO Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cibo now offers dinner service on weekends, 5-9pm. Fresh ďŹ sh, slow-roasted pork, a vegetable plate and Italianate mac-and-cheese made with smoked mozzarella and pancetta are some of the items on the menu (415/3312426)...Grown-ups taking kids to Discovery Museum have a reason to smile: The cafe is now run by Chad Newton and Frank Klein (Fish & Farm, Muir Woods Cafe), who are featuring organic, sustainable ingredients, including Rustic Bakery pastries. Grand opening is Aug. 21. â&#x153;š

CITY STREETS Street food is the rage around these parts and two upcoming events offer everyone a chance to check out why. Aug. 21 (11am-7pm): SF Street Food Fes-

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›› ART

Ganesha is accepting ‘Unresolved Issues’ in this piece by Candace Loheed.

Writer Barry Willis has his own piece in the show, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow?’

Breaking the fourth wall Artists try to contain themselves in another ‘Box Show’ at Gallery Route One by Barr y Willis

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ow many ways can you use a pine box? That question confronts 150 artists every summer in Gallery Route One’s “Box Show.” In June, each of the show’s participating artists gets an identical pine box, about the size of a shoe box, but of differing dimensions from year to year, and has until August to incorporate it into something visually (and perhaps conceptually) compelling. Some artists use the box as a frame for a painting or diorama. Some use it as a building block, or deconstruct it and use the panels for painting or sculpture. Some have gone so far as to grind the box into sawdust to be mixed with paint. It’s all good—and all within the rules, provided that the box is somehow part of the finished piece of art. The results are by turns astounding, arresting, baffling, confounding and inexplicable. Many pieces are comical in their use of materials, such as “Ma Petite Cherie” by Dave Jess, both a linguistic and visual pun: cubes of red-dyed pine packaged as “box cherries.” Some play games with scale or perspective, such as Eric Engstrom’s startlingly realistic “The Blue Barn, Hicks Valley Road.” Others rely on simple elegance to work their magic, like “Sister Margaret Mary 1956” by Kate Levinson and Steve Costa. It’s amazing how evocative only three elements—box, book and photo—are. The “Box Show” is by far the funniest recurring art exhibit in the Bay Area. A few entries are laugh-out-loud hilarious, like “Vivas Pez

Vegas” by Lesley Gray and Norma McFaddan. Humor is a strong thread that ties many entries together—from Judy San’s cartoon-character go-mobile (“Green”) to Mark Dowie’s visual one-liner, “Mourning Darwin,” to Holy Pierce’s Sputnik-and-Telstar reminiscence of early space exploration (“My Mother Used to Laugh”), to David Benoit’s finely wrought

12TH ANNUAL BOX SHOW Through Sept. 12 Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes; 415/6631347, gro@svn.net, www. galleryrouteone.org.

“Whack A Heart,” a poignant evocation of the tenderness and cruelty inherent in every love affair. Among the best in the show, Benoit’s piece invites return visits to ponder its implications and the sheer virtuosity of its craftsmanship. There’s even a hidden “relationship box” and a map for the lovelorn. Should you be lucky enough to visit the gallery while he’s there, Benoit can tell you the story of how he acquired every bit of raw material that went into bringing “Whack A Heart” to life. This year’s entries include riffs on classical art—Eleanor Murray’s “Portrait of Ariosto” is a peek into the past through a dreamy lens, while modelmaker Sean House’s “Through Vincent’s Eyes” is a re-creation of Van Gogh’s atelier in Arles, replete with miniature “Starry Night,” its unfinished portion writ large outside the box. Last year, House created quite a buzz with his high-auction-bid “Grandpa’s Workshop,” a diorama featuring hand-

Dave Jess’s ‘Ma Petite Cherie’ looks better than it tastes.

made exact-scale workbench, tiny tools and astounding depth perspective through the clever use of mirrors. The “Box Show” always boasts several pieces of exquisite beauty, such as Philip Wadsworth’s “The Amazing Egg of Life” or Jack Champie’s monochromatic model of the Taj Mahal. There are paintings of delightful sweetness, such as “Heavenly Bodies,” Wendy Schwartz’s depiction of a dreaming dog, and assemblage works with a disturbing edge, such as Dian Becker’s “Untitled,” combining a driftwood platter, battered baby doll, rusted toys and bathtub, and other bits of flotsam that together spell Twilight Zone. In Becker’s case, the lack of a title compounds the mystery. There are simple exercises in design, such as Peter Romanoff’s “Untitled” with its dinnerware and automotive parts, and pieces that ask profound questions in a disarmingly offhand manner. Tops in this department is Candace Loheed’s “Unresolved Issues” in which Ganesha, the Hindu god of Opportunity, sits amused atop a box into which queries about past, present or future may be slipped. Your call. More than 500 people squeezed into the Pt. Reyes gallery Sunday, Aug. 8, the show’s opening day, to ogle, chat with the artists, and get reacquainted with old friends. Most attendees will reprise that visit on closing day, Sunday, Sept. 12, with a party from 2 to 3pm followed by the auction. The “Box Show” is not merely great entertainment—it’s also a major fundraiser that helps sustain GRO throughout the rest of the year. “Every box has its story,” says GRO artist and publicist Vickisa. Bring cash, check or credit card—and an open mind. ✹ Email Barry at DISMO@aol.com.

‘Vivas Pez Vegas’ by Lesley Gray and Norma McFaddan, takes kitsch to whole new levels.

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MICHAEL GARLINGTON

›› MUSiC

Radio free West Marin Don’t touch that dial—it’s El Radio Fantastique! by G r e g Cahill

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alk about taking it to the streets. When cross between Station to Station-era David El Radio Fantastique hits the road, this Bowie balladry and Tom Waits’ world-weary West Marin band-cum-carnival hits the bohemian musings. road: In June, the musicians performed from “I guess that when I perform, I put the the front porch of a rustic meaning of that song cabin hauled by a tractor into my whole body,” through the streets of Pt. DiMorente says. “With my COMING SOON Reyes Station as part of background in street perEl Radio Fantastique perWestern Weekend. formance and long hours forms with Chrome Johnson Suffice it to say, there’s being very still, I have Friday, Aug. 20, at 8pm at the a theatrical element to the developed the ability to Woods (Mill Valley Masonic band. isolate and infuse whatever Hall), 19 Corte Madera Ave., Or, as the band’s bio emotion the song calls for $12. 415/38W-OODS. states: “El Radio Fantasinto my skeleton.” tique’s eight-piece band DiMorente honed his is a stitched together Btheatrical chops on the movie creature—part rumba band in purga- streets of New Orleans. He relocated to the tory, part cinematic chamber group, part ship- Bay Area in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina. wrecked serenade.” Strangely enough, he notes, his adolescent The group is headed by the charismatic roots are in punk rock. former New Orleans mime and singer, song“It may only show up in the urgency and writer and multi-instrumentalist Giovanni precarious nature of my delivery,” he says, DiMorente, who pens haunting, melancholic “but I think it’s there.” melodies. On such El Radio Fantastique Musically, DiMorente and his carnival crew songs as “Tiptoe Suicide” and “Stephanie,” draw on a wide range of influences: obscure DiMorente’s performance is an engaging bits of old film soundtracks, New Orleans

This, we take it, is the ‘shipwrecked serenade’ part of El Radio Fantastique...

marching bands, classic Latin percussion. “My had no musical boundaries. Later, he was an singing influences are mostly androgynous- unusual 80-year-old man into punk, rap and sounding women, like Nina Simone or Mor- the usual music from that generation: Sinatra, gana King,” he says, “as Sammy Davis and well as the long forgot- DiMorente’s performance is an everything all the ten 1920s singer Whisway back to Deengaging cross between Station to bussy.” pering Jack Smith. “Actually, theater and Station-era David Bowie balladry Beyond El Ramusic were my earliest dio Fantastique’s childhood interests and and Tom Waits’ world-weary music and minthey were joined at the bohemian musings. strel, however, is a hip already. I saw no difman on a mission. ference. My father was “My vision, and a crooner—not famous—in the ’40s, and he my mission, is to take the haunting excitement of many old forms of music, including classical, and make them modern while giving respect to their place in history,” DiMorente says, “hopefully conjuring something new.” ✹ Whistle a tune for Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

›› SPiN OF THE WEEK Couldn’t Stand the Weather: Legacy Edition (Legacy/Epic) Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble This digitally remastered version of the eight-track 1984 album—the first to go gold for the Texas blues guitar sensation—arrives on two CDs with 11 studio outtakes and 13 live tracks at the Spectrum in Montreal that same year. Sixteen of the bonus tracks have never been released officially. The original album spawned Vaughan’s sizzling cover of Guitar Slim’s “Things That I Used to Do” and his Grammy-nominated performance of Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” The icing on the cake here is this “new” version of the Albert King classic “The Sky is Crying.” Given all the recent unseasonable weather, what could be a more fitting summer soundtrack?—GC

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›› MOViES

Friday August 20 -Thursday August 26

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious,’ screening under the stars in San Anselmo’s Creek Park Saturday night at 8pm. Info: 272-2756.

Agora (1:26) Rachel Weisz stars as a scientist and teacher in 4th century Egypt, and has some trouble with religious fundamentalists and amorous slaves. ● Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (1:22) Pooches and pussies unite to stop a fiendish feline with plans for world domination. ● Despicable Me A wicked suburban supervillain is waylaid in his plans to steal the moon by three little girls in search of a papa. ● Dinner for Schmucks (1:50) Comedy in which well-meaning buffoon Steve Carell systematically destroys the well-ordered life of yuppie Paul Rudd. ● Eat Pray Love (2:13) Julia Roberts as a woman on the brink who circles the globe in search of meaning, romance and good gelato. ● Everything Strange and New (1:24) Strikingly innovative Sundance fave about a blue-collar family’s existence in a recessionary world. ●The Expendables (1:43) Sylvester Stallone directs himself and a cast of aging muscles, including Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and the California governor (as “Trench”) in an action/thriller set in South America. ●Farewell (1:52) True tale of a rogue KGB agent who funneled top-secret intelligence to the West through a French engineer working in Moscow. ● Get Low (1:42) Spooky backwoods recluse Robert Duvall invites the local townsfolk (Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray among them) to find out exactly what he’s been hiding from for lo these many years. ● 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. ● 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. ● The Kids Are All Right (1:44) The happy household of gay couple Julianne Moore ●

and Annette Bening is upended when the sperm-donor daddy of their two kids drops by for a visit. ● Kisses (1:16) Two Irish kids run away to magical, malevolent Dublin and learn to survive with a little help from Bob Dylan. ● Lebanon (1:34) Tense, claustrophobic Israeli drama about four young soldiers maneuvering a tank into a bomb-scarred village during the Lebanon War. ● Lottery Ticket (1:39) Comedy about a guy who has to keep his $370 million lottery ticket out of the grasping hands of friends and neighbors over the course of a long holiday weekend. ● Mao’s Last Dancer (1:57) Bruce Beresford biopic of ballerina extraordinaire Li Cunxin, who began her career at age 11 in Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. ● Nanny McPhee Returns The awesome au pair is back and better than ever, enlisting an animatronic statue and an agile piglet to inflict a series of life lessons on her unwary charges. ●The Other Guys(1:47) Mismatched detective partners Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg attempt to amuse audiences and solve crimes in New York City. ● Piranha 3D (1:29) Prehistoric razortoothed fish turn a spring break resort town into a human smorgasbord. ● Planet 51 (1:31) Cartoon about an astronaut who finds himself on a planet identical to an American small town…except for all those little green inhabitants. ●Ramona and Beezus (1:44) Beverly Cleary’s mismatched sisters scramble onto the big screen. ● Restrepo (1:34) Documentary follows a 15-man platoon at a remote Afghanistan outpost over the course of a rough and dangerous year. ● Salt (1:39) CIA agent Angelina Jolie uses all her superspy skills to outwit her fellow spooks when she’s fingered as an enemy counteragent. ● Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (1:53) Righteous dude Michael Cera discovers his new girlfriend comes with a posse of wacky exes who want him out of the picture. ● 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. ●Step Up 3(D)(1:37) Third installment of the series features high-stakes hip-hop contest in 3D—or just regular 2D. ● The Switch Wannabe mother Jennifer Aniston impregnates herself with a turkey baster, not knowing that the sperm in question belongs to BFF Jason Bateman. ● 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? ● Vampires Suck (1:28) Parody of “Twilight” et al. follows the trials and tribulations of a troubled teen with no fangs to call her own. ✹

›› MOViE TiMES Agora (Not Rated) ★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sat 3:30, 8:35 Sun 3:30 Mon 8:35 Tue-Thu 7:30 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 2, 4:25, 6:55, 9:05 Despicable Me (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 2:20, 7:05 Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 2:45, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Eat Pray Love (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:05 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:05 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:35 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:35, 1:10, 2:45, 4:20, 5:55, 7:30, 9:05 Sun-Wed 11:35, 1:10, 2:45, 4:20, 5:55, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:50, 3:50, 7, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:50, 7, 10:05 Sun 12:45, 3:50, 7 Mon-Thu 1:10, 4:15, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:25, 7:30 Sun-Thu 1:20, 4:25, 7:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: 4:10, 7:10 Sat- Sun 1, 4:10, 7:10 ❋ Everything Strange and New (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 6:30 (filmmakers in person) The Expendables (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:20, 10 SatSun 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 12, 1, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6, 7:30, 8:45, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:05 Sun-Thu 2, 4:50, 7:40 Farewell (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 6:15 Sat 1:10, 6:15 Sun 1:10 ❋ Get Low (PG-13) ★★★ CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:05, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1:15, 4:05, 7:15 Mon, Wed-Thu 1:15, 4:05, 7:15 Tue 10:15, 1:40, 4:45, 7:40 The Girl Who Played with Fire (R) ★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:45,

= New Movies This Week

6:30, 9:10 Sat-Sun 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:10 I Am Love (R) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Wed-Thu 8 Sun-Tue 6:15 Inception (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Cinema: 12:15, 3:40, 7:10, 10:30 Century Northgate 15: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:15, 7:20 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4:15, 7:20 The Kids Are All Right (R) ★★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 Sun-Wed 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 Sun 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 Mon-Thu 5:20, 7:45 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:30, 7, 9:35 SunThu 1:40, 4:30, 7 ❋ Kisses (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Wed-Thu 6:15 Sun 4:30 ❋ Lebanon (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 6:45, 8:50 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:45, 8:50 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:50 ❋ Lottery Ticket (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:55 ❋ Mao’s Last Dancer (PG) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:35 Sun 1:50, 4:25, 7 MonThu 4:25, 7 ❋ Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:50, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 Sun-Thu 1:50, 4:40, 7:10 The Other Guys (PG-13) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:05 Sat-Sun 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 2:35, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sun

1:30, 4:25, 7 Mon-Thu 4:25, 7 ❋ Piranha 3D (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:20 Planet 51 (PG) CinéArts at Marin: Tue 10am Ramona and Beezus (G) Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 4:35, 9:25 ❋ Restrepo (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 Sun-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40 Salt (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:40, 10:05 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:05 Mon-Thu 7, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:15 Sun-Wed 12:15, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10:05 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4:20, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 1, 4:20, 7:30 Mon, Wed-Thu 1:25, 4:30, 7:30 Tue 10:30, 1:25, 4:30, 7:30 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 9:50pm Step Up 3 (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 ❋ The Switch (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:35 Sun-Wed 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 MonThu 4, 6:50 Toy Story 3 (G) ★★★★ Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 2:15, 4:45, 7:20 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, WedThu 4 Sun 2:15 ❋ Vampires Suck (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 12:45, 1:40, 3, 4, 5:10, 6:20, 7:15, 8:25, 9:20, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 1:35, 3:40, 5:45, 7:50, 10:10

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

Yoav Donat and Zohar Strauss in the Venice Film Festival award-winner ‘Lebanon,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

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

F R I D AY AU G U S T 2 0 — F R I D AY AU G U S T 2 7 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar The Mystic Roots will delve into the soil of San Geronimo this Saturday.

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Live music 08/20: Andoni Group Jazz standards. No cover The Pleasure is Mine, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 08/20: Chrome Johnson and El Radio Fantastique Americana. Cinematic chamber group. 8-11:45pm. $12. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www. woodsmv.com 08/20: Dan Goldfus Project Jazz. 6:30 pm. Free. Pacheco Plaza, 366 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. www. pachecoplaza.com 08/20: Em-K Acoustic guitar. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Whipper Snapper Restaurant, 1613 Fourth St., San Rafael. 256-1818. www.whipsnap.biz 08/20: John Craigie Folk. 9 pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 08/20: Ken Husbands, Suzanna Smith Latin jazz. 7-10 pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 08/20: Kimrea and Dreamdogs 6:30pm. Rickey's, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato. 883-9477. www. rickeysrestaurant.com. 08/20: Linda Imperial Band Original vocalist. 8:30pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/20: Lutan Fyah Part of Third Friday Raggae series. 9pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 08/20: Moonlight Rodeo Americana. With Rule 5 (Ska) Part of the Live Music Fridays series. 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle,

Larkspur. 606-7435. www.localmusicvibe.com/ marincountrymart 08/20: Première Jazz duet. 7-10pm. No cover. Wildfox Restaurant, 225 Alameda Del Prado, Novato. 246-5540. www.wildfoxrestaurant.com 08/20: Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire Country. 9:30 pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 08/20:The 85’s Marinwood Music in the Park Series featuring live music, food, beer/wine and a bounce house kids area. 6-8pm. Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. 479-0775. www.marinwood.org 08/20:The Bluesburners Part of Friday Nights on Main music series. 6 pm. Free. Downtown, 1 Main St., Tiburon. 08/21: Eddie Neon Band Blues. 9:30 pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com

08/21: Foreverland with Crackerjack Highway 9pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

08/21: Gentry Bronson Band, Mindy Canter and the A-List Part of the music in the plaza series. 3-5 pm. Free. Downtown Lytton Square Plaza, Mill Valley. 721-1856. www.cityofmillvalley.org 08/21: Hapa - The Sound of Maui Blend of traditional contemporary Hawaiian music mixed in with American acoustic folk/rock. 8-10pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 08/21: Hot Buttered Rum Jam band. 8pm. $18-30. The Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com 08/21: Jigsaw Folk/jam band. 12 pm. McNearsBeach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael.

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One of the last active horse clubs in the nation, the Novato Horsemen founded their organization of all things horses in the 1940s. Through changing times— which continue to present the challenges of land-use issues and rising land costs— the Novato Horsemen ride on, offering group outings, weekly cattle events and fun equestrian-loving festivals for buckaroos of all ages. This weekend is no exception. Head The Novato Horsemen have been know on over to Novato for the NOVATO HORSE- for their ‘Boot Scootin’ good times since MEN WESTERN DAY AND BOOT SCOOTIN’ the 1940s. BOOGIE AND VITTLES. With fast-paced games on horseback, cowboy mounted shooting, vaulting and live music, this event is sure to be a hoot. 10am-4pm Saturday, Aug. 21. 600 Bugeia Lane, Novato. $3 adults, free for children 12 and under. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction follow with music by Bravo for $15-$35. Info: 415/897-0794.—Dani Burlison 24 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 26, 2010

08/21: Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers High Energy Rock and Soul Revue. 8:30pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/21: Mystic Roots Band Reggae/hip hop. Part of the Summer music Festival. 6pm. $15-20, 13 and under free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org 08/21: New Rising Sons with Boudeeka ’60s dance music. 8:30pm. $5. Seahorse, Sausalito. www. sausalitoseahorse.com 08/21: Nigel Healy Guitar. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 08/21: Petty Theft Tom Petty tribute band. 9 pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 08/21: Rhythm Town Jive R&B, New Orleans style. 8 pm. The Barge, Bridgeway and Napa Streets, Sausalito. 08/21:The Fumes With Arann Harris and the Farm Band. 8-11:45pm. $12. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www.woodsmv.com

08/22: David Grisman Bluegrass Experience Barbecue on the Lawn. 4pm. $30. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

08/22: Donna Spitzer and The Full Tilt Band Classic rock, blues, jazz. Town Center Corte Madera’s Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, West side of Highway 101 at the Tamalpais Drive exit, Corte Madera. www.shoptowncenter.com 08/22: Namely Us Jazz. Connie Ducey, vocals; Kurt Huget, guitar/vocals; Mike Klein, keyboard; Brian Jones, bass; Levi Hooks, drums. 6:30-10pm. No Cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 08/22: Revolver Part of the 2010 Music in the Park Concert Series. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 272-2756. www.sananselmoarts.com. 08/23: Austin DeLone Open Mic 7 pm. Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. 08/24: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals. 7-10pm. No Cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www. panamahotel.com 08/25: Dan Smith Group Jazz. 6:30 pm. Horizon’s, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. www.horizonssausalito.com 08/25: Dgiin Gypsy jazz. 8pm. No cover. iron

Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center St., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com. 08/25: High Rhythm Hustlers 9:30 pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 08/26: Angel Island With Billy, Dolly and Brad Brooks. 9 pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 08/26: Audrey Moira Shimkas Quartet Pop/ jazz. 7:30-10:30pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899 . www.sausalitoseahorse.com 08/26: Grandpa Banana Band ... 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 08/26: Rich Abrusso Jazz. 6:30-9:30pm. The Pleasure is Mine, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., MIll Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 08/26:The Itals Reggae. 9-11:45pm. $20-35. Palm Ballroom - Seafood Peddler, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com 08/26:Wanda Stafford Trio Jazz. 6-9pm. No Cover. Jasons Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae. www.jasonsrestaurant.com 08/27: Blue Diamond Fillups Americana/rockabilly. 9 pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.myspace/ smileysschoonersaloon 08/27: Jazz Philosophy Jazz, pop. 6:30-9:30 pm. No Cover The Pleasure is Mine, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 08/27: Lauralee Brown and Company jazz. 7-10 pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 08/27: Learning Curve Rock. 8:30pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/27: Lost Cosmonauts Part of the Battle of the Bands music series. 7 pm. Marin Youth Center, 1115 3rd St., San Rafael. www.themyc.org

08/27: Mark Karan and Jemimah Puddleduck Best known for performing with the extended Grateful Dead family, Karan has anchored the lead guitar slot in Bob Weir & RatDog. 8pm. $15-30. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www. murphyproductions.com 08/27: New Rising Sons with Boudeeka ’60s dance music. 7-10pm. Taste of Rome, Sausalito. www.taste-of-rome.com 08/27: Pride and Joy 9pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 08/27: Sage (reggae rock) With Kawili (Hawai-


Includes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladies in Waiting.â&#x20AC;? Sun matinee at 2pm with playwright feedback after. 8pm. $10. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com/raw

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ian) and Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai hula dancers. 5:30 pm. Free. Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 782-4600. 08/27: Slim and the Deuces Go West Country rock. 9 pm. Old Western Saloon, Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 08/27: Stung Police tribute band. Concerts Under the Oaks music series. 6:30 pm. Free. Oak Plaza, Northgate Mall, San Rafael. www.shopatnorthgate.com 08/27:The Artifacts Jazz. Part of the free music Fridays on the plaza series. 6:30 pm. Free. Pacheco Plaza, Novato. www.pachecoplaza.com

Concerts 08/21: Dominican University String Ensemble Part of the Summer Music Series. Free. Noon-2pm. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Greenbrae. 461-0200. www.bonair.com 08/22: A Joyful Sound â&#x20AC;&#x153;California Dreaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;? SingersMarin family chorus summer performance. 4pm. $15. Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Dr., Novato. www.singersmarin.org 08/23: Fath Chamber Players Concert featuring works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Poulenc and Bartok. 7:30-9:30pm. $10-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Dance 08/20: Sha Sha Higby â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Folds of Gold.â&#x20AC;? Exotic sculptural costume, puppetry and dance. 8-10pm. $12-22. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 3839600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Theater/Auditions 08/20-09/25:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Antony and Cleopatraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Now an aging soldier and world leader, Antony is enthralled by the legendary Egyptian queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charms in this passionate love story about a powerful man derailed by the enchantment of a woman. 8-10:30pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows amphitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 459-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org 08/27-09/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Into the Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Performed by Marin Youth Performers. With an exceptional all teen cast and crew. See website for times. $14-30 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org Through 08/22:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Humble Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; After the sudden death of his father, Cambridge astrophysicist Felix Humble returns to his charming English countryside where circumstances are unveiled that are less than ideal. 8-10pm. $20-22. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 883-4498. www.novatotheatercompany.org

Through 08/22: RAW Summer Festival

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As parents of school-age children fall into the back-to-school routine at the end of a not-so-long summer, many are hoping to squeeze a few more vacation-like activities out of these last lazy days. Luckily, FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK offers a quick, kidfriendly escape just a hop, skip and a jump away at San Anselmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Park. This week features Tiburon filmmaker Henry Selickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coraline. Though a slightly spooky experience for some younger children, Coraline tells a whimsically frightening story of a little girl and her adventurous quest to escape an Coraline and her pals will be at Creek Park unnerving alternate reality. Film Night in the this Saturday. Park suggests leaving the pets at home but encourages low chairs and cash for popcorn, sodas and candy. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your blanketsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it threatens to be another chilly summer night in the park. Donations suggested. 8-10:30pm, Saturday, Aug. 21. Creek Park, 400 block of Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. Info: 415/272-2756â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dani Burlison

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Through 09/04: 83rd Annual Member Show Marin Society of Artists group show. 11am-4pm. Free. 83rd Annual Members Show, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.com Through 09/08: Bruce David Exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Beginnings - Journey of the Soul.â&#x20AC;? Features original, hand-pulled serigraphs and limited edition lithographs depicting biblical and Judaic imagery filled with hidden symbolism. Free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, 444-8000. www. marinjcc.org Through 09/12:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Box Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fundraiser/ art exhibition. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org Through 09/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art of Peaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8th annual Sausalito Art Festival exhibit at the Bay Model. Encourages artists to depict the visual impact of peace found in art. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. army.mil/bmvc/index.html Through 09/17:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dancing in the Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nancy Cicchetti, paintings and monotypes. Free Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 453-6880. www.bel-tib-lib.org Through 09/17:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dynamic Imagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin Arts Council sponsored group exhibition features diverse photographic images from Marin artists meant to draw the viewer inward. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 329, San Rafael. 459-4440. www.marinarts.org

Through 09/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;American Peasantry: Life and Labor in the Fields of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A modern visual history of farm labor in California since 1975. Black-and-white and color photography by historian Richard Steven Street. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 4518119. www.artworksdowntown.org

Through 09/18: 18th Annual Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition preview. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org

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Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us Through 09/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Artistic Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Free exhibit featuring original works by artists from the 1940s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s who gave Sausalito its reputation as an art colony. Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Free. Sausalito Historical Society, 420 Litho St.,, Sausalito. 289-4117. www.sausalitohistoricalsociety.com

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Talks/Lectures 08/21: Letting Go for Success Learn easy, fun, highly effective tools of The Sedone Method to release what is in the way of loving relationships, abundance, happiness and wellbeing. 1:30-4:30pm. $25. Golden Gate Center For Spiritual Living, 199 Greenfield Ave., Ste. B upstairs, San Rafael,. 464-9442. www.barbaralovejoy.com

08/22: Buddhist Chanting and Discussion Meeting Reverend Michael McCormick will lead a simple Buddhist service with chanting from the Lotus Sutra and answer questions during open discussion. 7-8:30pm. Free. The Common Well, 85 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 453-1550. 08/22: Secrets of the Siddhas Gonga and Tara will share stories about Siddhas they met in India, teach methods for good health, longevity and enlightenment. 6:30-9:45pm. $5-20. Novato Oaks Inn, 215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato. 650-349-26 51. www.rahmgroup.org 08/23:The Education Gap in Marin With speakers Don Carney of Marin County Youth Court and YMCA; Ms. Bettie Hodges from Freedom School and Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz from E3: Educational Excellence and Equity. 7-9pm. $5-10, suggested donation. St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church, 101 Donahue St., Marin City. 456-6957. www.marinifc.org 08/24: Marin Orchid Society Talk This month Marni Turkel will speak on miniature orchids. There will be plants for sale and a raffle as well. 6:30 pm. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. www.marinorchidsociety.com

08/24: Real Dharma Buddhist Meditation and Inquiry Taught by Hal Blacker. 7:30-9pm. No charge, donations accepted. The Common Well, 85 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 305-2101. www. realdharma.com

Readings 08/20: Modern Day Moscow Mystery Martin Cruz Smith presents his new novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Stations.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/21â&#x20AC;?Mystic Grapes Local author Sondra Barrett talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hidden Beauty.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/21: Aubrey Wade Local Author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Pregnancy Pocket Guide.â&#x20AC;? 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 08/21: Left Coast Writers Launch Terry Sue Harms talks about hre novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pearls My Mother Wore.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/21: Rare Air Local AuthorDestiny Kinal discusses her historical novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burning Silk.â&#x20AC;? This work plunges the reader into the rarified & privileged atmosphere of an early-nineteenth-century French perfumerie. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com

08/22: Bernard Von Botherm Local author presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/22: Real Housewives at the Dawn of Islam Local author Tamam Kahn presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammadâ&#x20AC;?. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/23: Recovering Treasures Founder of the FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Crime Team, Robert Wittman presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stolen Treasures.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/26: Bad Habits Loretta Stinson discusses her debut novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Greenâ&#x20AC;? about a runaway who ends up working at a strip club called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Habit.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/26:WritersCorps Young Authors Join the authors of â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of Stairways: A Poetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Field Guide to San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;? as they read from their new book about San Francisco. 6pm. Free. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 835-1020. 08/27: Life in Space Science Mary Roach presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com Marin Traveling Poetry Show Reading With Terry Phelan, Angelika Quirk, Alice Thomas, Barbara Brauer, Ann Robinson & Kate Peper. Hosted by Bill Noble. 7-9pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. www. marinpoetrycenter.org

Film Events 08/20: Film Night in the Park Presents Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Notorious.â&#x20AC;? Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets. 8-10pm. Donations appreciated. Creek Park, 400 block of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org 08/21: Film Night in the Park presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coraline.â&#x20AC;? Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets and low chairs. Film Night suggests leaving pets at home. 8-10:30pm. Donations appreciated. Creek Park, 400 block of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org 08/22:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Everything Strange and Newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bay Area filmmaker Frazer Bradshaw will present and discuss a screening of his poetic narrative about ordinary people and their longing for certainty in uncertain times. 6:30pm. $5.50-10.25 Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454.1222. www.cafilm.org 08/23: Monday Night at the Movies â&#x20AC;&#x153;When We Were Kings.â&#x20AC;? (1996). Classic documentary which explores the agony and ecstasy of Muhammad Aliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggle to regain the heavyweight title in 1974 in his fight against George Forman in Zaire. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

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08/20: Marinwood Music in the Park Series Finale Live music with the 85s, a bounce house, free child care area, food for sale and a silent auction. 6-8pm. Free. Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. www.marinwood.org


08/21-22: Annual Marin County Antique Show Browse through more than 70 booths of unique vintage collectibles and antiques all under one roof. The 20,000 square foot exhibit hall designed by the amazing Frank Lloyd Wright adds to the ambiance of the show. 10am-6pm. $6. Marin Center Exhibit Hall, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 3832252. www.goldengateshows.com 08/21: Monthly Book Sale This month features German language, religion/philosophy & horse racing books. More than 18,000 gently used books plus DVDs, audio books, videos. 9am-4:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton, Parkside Entrance, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org 08/21: Novato Horsemen Western Day Exhibitions of fast paced games on horseback, cowboy mounted shooting, vaulting and more. Followed by a dinner Dance and Silent Auction with live music by Bravo. 10am-11pm. $3-35. Novato Horsemen Arena, 600 Bugeia Lane, Novato. www.novatohorsemen. com 08/26:Team Singles Senior Happy Hour Meet and greet new friends and learn about the long established Marin group with a variety of singles activities 5-6:30pm. Free. Seafood Peddler, 507 East Francisco, San Rafael. 383-0698. 08/27: Picnics on the Plaza Michael Feldman will make a painting on the spot which will then be auctioned off. Bring blankets and a picnic. Free. Town Hall Lawn, Downtown San Anselmo. www. sananselmoarts.com

Through 09/13:Vendors Needed for Tam Valley Arts and Crafts Fair Be a part of the very successful annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, which takes place on Nov 19 & 20. Deadline 09/13/10. 8:30am-4pm. $50 for 2 days. Tamalpais Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www. tcsd.us

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STARSTREAM by Lynda Ray Week of August 19-August 25, 2010 ARIES (March 20 - April 19) The cardinal crisis of the summer has its last big drama this weekend. You are ready for some peace. Fortunately, your ruler (rebellious Mars) is influenced by the calming energy of Venus. The demanding Sun enters your house of routines and duties Sunday evening, signifying a time for getting organized. You have 30 days to figure out what goes where and what could be thrown away— at the same time that restless Mercury is moving backward. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) After a week of being pulled in too many directions, you are ready to pick a project and stick with it—assuming, of course, that you also have time for picnics, music and a bit of amour. Being an earth sign doesn’t mean you’re a stick in the mud. The Sun enters your house of self-expression Sunday evening. If you’ve been neglecting the creative part of your psyche, you are now ready to let it surface. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Your ruler (mischievous Mercury) starts moving retrograde on Friday. You may have to choose whether to spend time with pals, work on a creative project or make out with your sweetie. After Sunday, expect to deal with someone from your past. If you left a conversation unfinished or walked away from a relationship without a clean break, you may have to pick up where you left off. You are likely to be open-minded on Sunday and Monday. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) You have a strong sympathetic streak providing insight into what is going on with friends and family. On Friday and Saturday you may be stretched thin by others seeking emotional nourishment; finding some alone time helps preserve your peace of mind. Sunday and Monday’s Moon in the objective sign of Aquarius allows you to move past any petty nuisances. On Tuesday, a full moon in the magical sign of Pisces brings to fruition a plan put into effect two weeks ago. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Your birthday finishes up with strong angles between the major planets—indicating an upcoming year of big changes. Meanwhile, innovative Uranus has just returned to your house of intimacy. If your mate is an Aquarian, this could be sweet. If your mate is a Taurus, this could put a few cracks in the foundation. After Sunday, the desire to spend money is strong, but the common sense needed to prevent foolish purchases is weak. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Just before your birthday celebration begins, your ruler (Mercury) decides to do the backward tango through your sign. This can actually have a positive effect. When Mercury moves retrograde, you are at your best creatively. Feel free to temporarily abandon your usual way of operating as you try out new and unusual methods. The spotlight is heading your way. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) You can handle the planetary stress this weekend. With fearless Mars energizing your ruler (captivating Venus) and grounding Saturn putting some structure into your life, you can roll with the punches. Thanks to the Moon in the eclectic sign of Aquarius, Sunday and Monday are your days to get together with your quirkiest friends. With Mercury going retrograde for the next few weeks, finding quirky friends (or total strangers for that matter) should not be a problem. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The trouble between stern Saturn and your ruler (passionate Pluto) continues this week. Try not to take it all too seriously. The good news is that inventive Uranus has reentered your house of creativity and romance. For the next seven months you are inspired to experiment with new art forms and/or seek out very unusual people to date. As for retrograde Mercury, he may cause the occasional glitch with anything high tech. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) You are not always realistic about your travel plans. If you must book a trip right now, ask one of your practical pals to help with the details. Otherwise, your dream vacation could look significantly different from the website photos. As for your professional life, Mercury retrograde is bringing up some unfinished business. When your ruler (Jupiter) is in the impatient sign of Aries, you tend to take shortcuts. Now it is all detours. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Your ruler (ambitious Saturn) remains squarely in the crosshairs of transformational Pluto. This can be a lot of pressure to revamp your goals and give up those that are not appropriate anymore. By Monday, the confident Sun enters your house of travel and exploration. Mercury is moving backwards in the same sector of your chart. So, if you do attempt to broaden your horizons, expect the journey to be a little bumpy. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Now that your ruler (Uranus) has returned to the nebulous sign of Pisces, you are likely to be absentminded (again). Allow extra time to find your car keys. Some of those parking lots are really enormous. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde can have a detrimental effect on applying for loans or consulting with a tax accountant. As for negotiating a divorce settlement? You really don’t want to go there either— at least for a few more weeks. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Chatty Mercury in your relationship house makes for easy communication. However, when Mercury starts moving retrograde on Friday, conversations can get a little wacky. For the next few weeks, you need to be extra clear on what you mean—especially with your sweetie. The problem: Pisces is innately vague most of the time—even when the planets are cooperating. On a more hopeful note, the affectionate Sun joins Mercury on Sunday evening, making the next four weeks good for romance. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 30 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 20 – AUGUST 26, 2010

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partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 15, 1994. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 2, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124669 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STEINERT PROPERTIES, 176 MCNEAR DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WILMA THOMAS, 176 MCNEAR DR., 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 August 4, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124662 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATHOS LIMOUSINE, 346 ROBIN ROAD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ATHOS GUSTAVO OLIVEIRA, 346 ROBIN ROAD, 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 August 4, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124673 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SHE; SHE ARTISTS, 33 LOVELL AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SARAH ELIZABETH HYDE, 33 LOVELL AVE., 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 August 4, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124685 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MT. TAM MUSIC, 196 EDGEWOOD AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RICHARD T. KVISTAD, 196 EDGEWOOD AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 28, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124589 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STORE VANTAGE, 9 E BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SPOT PET CARE, LLC., 9 E BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 26, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 26, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124709 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as I-FIFTY FOUR ENTERPRISE, 21 MARIAN COURT #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EMELE DOMINIKO, 21 MARIAN COURT #2, 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 August 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124704 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OPTIQUE DE FLEUR OPTICIANS, 1526 5TH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FLEUR M. NELSON, 1526 5TH AVENUE, 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 10, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124726 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS, 928 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: RICHARD H. LOGIE, 346 CORTE MADERA AVE. APT# 1A, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business

name(s) listed herein on August 12, 2010. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124653 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SPICY BODY JEWELRY (CART 45SF), 5800 NORTHGATE MALL DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MAHMOUD MUNTASIR, 601 VERNON OAKS DR., ROSEVILLE, CA 95678. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 15, 2010. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 2, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124631 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ORIGINAL FACE, 300 POPLAR ST. SUITE 7, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: NICO EICHLSEDER, 300 POPLAR ST. SUITE 2, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 29, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124602 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARK RICHARDS PHOTOGRAPHY, 61 SUNNYSIDE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: CORE MEMORY PROJECT CORP., 61 SUNNYSIDE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 July 27, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124699 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NOR CAL BRAVES, 593 SAUSALITO BLVD., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: PETER WALSH LANGKAMMERER, 593 SAUSALITO BLVD., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 9, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 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 1003728. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SELVIN OSVERTO REYES & HERMELINDA MICAELA PUAC on behalf of WESLEY AARON REYES filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: WESLEY AARON REYES TO WESLEY AARON REYES PUAC. 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: September 16, 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: July 19, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 30; August 6, 13, 20, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1003838. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner BRIAN KEITH GOODWIN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: BRIAN KEITH GOODWIN TO BRIAN KEITH GOODWIN LONGCOR. 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: September 9, 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: July 23, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 30; August 6, 13, 20, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304206 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): SAUSALITO PET HOTEL, 303 HARBOR DR., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. Filed in Marin County on: April 19, 2006. Under File No: 109531. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): PATRICK LEARY, 34 BUCKELEW ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on July 19, 2010. (Pacific Sun: July 30; August 6, 13, 20, 2010) AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1003771. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KRISTY LYNN TUDRYN aka KRISTY GEBOW TUDRYN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: KRISTY LYNN TUDRYN aka KRISTY GEBOW TUDRYN TO HAZEL KRISTY GEBOW TUDRYN. 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: September 2, 2010, 8:30 AM, 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: August 2, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1003972. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner EWA DARIA BONINI on behalf of ANASTASIA DARIA JANKOWSKA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ANASTASIA DARIA JANKOWSKA TO ANASTASIA DARIA BONINI. 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: September 23, 2010, 8:30 AM, 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: July 29, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304211 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): HAIR N JOY, 310 MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. Filed in Marin County on: September 1, 2005. Under File No: 107083. Registrant’s Name(s): MAI TRAN, 228 ARIAS ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on July 26, 2010. (Pacific Sun: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 2010) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. CORTE MADERA MINI STORAGE according to the provisions of Division B of the California Business and Professional Code, Chapter 10, Section 21707(a) hereby gives NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. CORTE MADERA MINI STORAGE will conduct a public sale of the contents of the storage units named below, with the contents being sold for lawful money of the United States of America. The Sale is being held to satisfy an OWNER’S LIEN and will be held at: CORTE MADERA MINI STORAGE, 5776-B PARADISE DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 at 11:00AM. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415) 927-1774, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name of owner is followed by lot number: BOB WEILAND/TRADELINE: UNIT #806; SEAN WESTHER/QUINCE CATERING: UNIT #607; JOHN MIDGAL: UNIT #859. Pacific Sun: (August 20, 27, 2010) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. ALL OVER MARIN MINI STORAGE according to the provisions of Division B of the California Business and Professional Code, Chapter 10, Section 21707(a) hereby gives NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. ALL OVER MARIN MINI STORAGE will conduct a public sale of the contents of the storage units named below, with the contents being sold for lawful money of the United States of America. The Sale is being held to satisfy an OWNER’S LIEN and will be held at: ALL OVER MARIN MINI STORAGE, 2145 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, LARKSPUR, CA 94904. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 at 11:30AM. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415) 927-1774, Monday –

Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name of owner is followed by lot number: DANA BOCCOLI: UNIT #407; EVOLUTION FURNITURE CO., DONALD LEBUHN: UNIT #250; SCOTT & MARLA HAEGER: UNIT #223. Pacific Sun: (August 20, 27, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304208 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): JAYNE SALON, 160 EAST BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. Filed in Marin County on: March 26, 2008. Under File No: 116699. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): JAYNE WHITTLES, 153 SEQUOIA DR., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on July 19, 2010. (Pacific Sun: August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 2010)

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I started seeing this amazing guy, but had to initiate most of the making out. He soon dumped me, saying he has little experience and was freaking out. (He’s 40, and has only had three girlfriends.) We got back together, but he still wasn’t initiating, and six months in, still hadn’t had sex with me. After a perfect date, I told him I wanted to make love to him. He said he wasn’t up for that kind of attachment, hightailed it out of my place and ended it again. We’re friends now, but I’ve fallen totally in love with him. I can tell he’s attracted to me, but my friends think he’s gay or sexually dysfunctional. I told him I wouldn’t care about the latter. He’s too great to walk away from. He gets my weird artwork and disturbing humor, and we work great together on art projects. I’m considering making my upcoming 40th birthday my deadline and telling him what I REALLY want. If he cannot commit or initiate sex, I’m leaving! Right?—Frustrated

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There are some subtle signs that somebody’s attracted to you: dilated pupils, flushed face, heavier breathing, taking off out the back door like somebody fired the gun at the beginning of a track meet... It is possible that you mumbled when propositioning the guy, and your “I want to make love to you!” sounded exactly like “Did I mention that terrorists planted a bomb under my couch, and it’s timed to go off at any moment?” But, chances are, the truth is exactly as it seems: While you’re dying to get him into bed, he’d rather get into a cannon with a lit fuse. Yes, maybe he’s gay, maybe his man parts are on the fritz or maybe he’s less interested in sex than in being slowly eaten alive by fire ants. Why is unimportant; what matters is that you want something he can’t provide. Great, he likes the same weird artwork, but don’t be looking to him for anything racier than an afternoon of fully clothed collage-making (“Want the glue stick?” being a euphemism for “Want the glue stick?”). Come on, you know that continuing to demand sex and commitment from this guy is dumb—dumb like sitting yourself down in a vegan restaurant and refusing to leave until they bring you barbequed ribs with a side of hog cracklins. You’ve latched onto the common excuse for this sort of self-destructive behavior: “Help, I’ve fallen in love, and I can’t get up!” There’s a good chance you are in love—with the chase. You avoid admitting that this is a lost cause by clinging to “This would be so perfect, if only...” Yes, if only he were somebody totally different—a man who can’t wait to have sex with you instead of a man who probably redresses you with his eyes: Show cleavage, and he’ll mentally put you in a poncho. For your birthday, give yourself the gift of living while fully conscious. Identify men who are broken, pat them on the head and send them on their way. The weirder your sensibilities, the harder it’ll be to find a boyfriend who shares them. Maybe you can’t, but maybe you can make a bunch of friends who do. Relationships always require compromise, but there’s trying to make it work with a guy who likes sex in the morning when you like it in evening—and there’s trying to make it work with one who likes it on February 30.

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A car’s interior can reach 160 F in a few minutes, even with the windows cracked. Dogs in hot cars are at risk for brain damage, heat stroke — even death. To report an animal in distress, call the Marin Humane Society at (415) 883-4621.

I’m putting up my online dating profile, and wonder if I’m being deceitful by posting a picture of myself without glasses. (I photograph better without them, but basically wear them everywhere but in bed.)—Miss Four Eyes

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Internet daters posting photos to their profiles are intent on putting their best foot forward—and all too often, it’s a foot attached to another person’s body. So, on the online dating ethics spectrum, posting a photo sans glasses is like taking an extra mint at the bank versus holding the teller up at gunpoint. After all, you can take glasses off, unlike somebody’s unpictured 80 extra pounds, as in, “I basically wear these 80 pounds everywhere but in bed!” To be more honest, post a secondary picture of your bespectacled self, and be sure to include a full body shot to show guys that you aren’t built like a manatee (aka the “sea cow”). Keep in mind that online daters probably assume their prospects are lying about essential details until proven otherwise. It should come as something of a relief to your dates when they find out your big secret, and it’s that you have an astigmatism, not an Adam’s apple. © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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