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›› LETTERS Double trouble I’m writing about Greg Cahill’s “Spin of the Week” album review of the remastered Couldn’t Stand the Weather by Stevie Ray James, 1918 - 1963, also wrote Vaughan. Please ‘Done Somebody Wrong,’ ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’ and, tell Mr. Cahill that the blues debatably, ‘Dust My Broom.’ song “The Sky Is Crying” is originally by Elmore James, not Albert King. H. Katz

Note from the editor: Thanks for writing, Mr. Katz. While we don’t want to raise a “wall of denial,” to quote another Vaughan tune, over this attribution, we Sun editors are fully aware that James penned the original “The Sky Is Crying.” But Vaughan’s cut is a specific take on King’s famous rendition of the song. Cahill never said King wrote the song; he said Vaughan’s cover is a “version of the Albert King classic.”

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Regarding Jason Walsh’s review of Boca Pizzeria [“Livin’ la Vida Boca,” Aug. 13]. As I lived in Naples for one entire year in 1968, I would like to set the record straight regarding “Neapolitan pizza.” I worked for the USO in downtown Naples, Calata San Marco to be exact. One of my jobs was to check out restau-

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State board rebukes Tiburon orthopod The state medical board has disciplined a Marin General Hospital orthopedic surgeon for allegedly botching his care of four patients over two years. Read the full story here ... Feature: Till we meter again... When Pacific Gas and Electric Company stuck its finger in the smart meter socket it got a shock. Read the full story here po...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com rants in the Naples area to gather information to disseminate to visiting U.S. sailors. One of the eye openers was to discover that one had to search very hard to find pizza such as the kind one could find in the USA. The only ones we could find were those restaurants who catered to visiting U.S. military who asked, “So where’s the pizza?” so many times, that they finally acted on the notion that money could be made on cooking such an item. Of course, Naples was known (debatably) as the creator of pizza in the 18th century, but over the years the Neapolitans forgot about it. The only pizza one could buy in Naples was “pizza frita,” a deep-fried dough material with white cheese inside. Such a deal is not unimaginable when you know the following: In Athens, there was little belly dancing until New York City Greek belly dancing restaurants, many near Ninth Avenue, became synonymous with Greece. American tourists in Athens would ask, “What, you have no belly dancing here?” The restaurants took the hint. In the USA, the Benihana chain became popular with their “showtime” juggling of knives, etc. at the cooking tables. This did not exist in Japan until American tourists asked, “What, you don’t have Benihana style restaurants?” Now it is “showtime” all over Japan. Gerald Studier, San Rafael

That’s ‘Mr. Bahnahl Anal’ to you, buddy! Editor, I don’t know where you come from, but where I come from, no man would ever presume to put words into the mouth of another man. In light of the fact that you included a person’s name [Craig Whatley] that wasn’t in the letter I sent, the honorable thing for you to do would be to correct this wrong you have created. Be honorable. You stirred it, now make it right. This whole thing started one year ago when you printed a letter from your esteemed letter-to-the-editor submitter [Craig Whatley] to the effect of, “Wah, Wah, nobody pays attention to me.” Given this level of discourse, who would want to pay attention, and why would a supposed adult male send such drivel to be published? And why would an ace rag like the Pacific Sun print it?

Then there was his cornball letter about naming a funeral home “Remains to Be Seen” [June 18]. This “joke” was first recorded in the Catskills in nineteen-aughtnine. You can look it up. Then there was the “Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb classic” [Aug. 6]. As I said then, headin’ into “Grant’s tomb” territory, stick with Groucho Marx—a helluva lot funnier. Then in his response to my letter, the writer [Craig Whatley] enlightened me to his magniloquence; I was chastised and, seeing this gem in a new light, had a hearty chuckle. But then, the brilliant wordsmith [Craig Whatley] had to resort to name calling [Whatley referred to Huber as “Mr. Banal Anal”], and isn’t that sad—but somewhat understandable, given his previous, prodigious output. The well has run dry; the flame of creativity has been extinguished. But still (and editor, you can correct your wrong—an even somewhat competent editor would surely know how to add an accent mark), the word is pronounced bah NAHL, yet the man of letters continues to use the BAY nal pronunciation, solidifying his credentials as a provincial. (That would be Mr. Bah nahl to you, sir.) On the other hand, this mispronunciation might explain the writer’s state of mind, one aspect of which being his need to be noticed. I’ve been maligned, and you have had a great deal to do with this maligning. As I said, be an honorable man and correct this wrong you have done. With respect, Rick Huber, Novato

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Rick! According to our dictionary, the word “banal” does not require an accent mark—and can be pronounced both ways, stressing either the first or the second “a.” Therefore, Whatley’s referring to you as “Mr. Banal Anal” is entirely correct. And our letters-page policy expressly states that we have the right to edit letters for clarity and/or length. So when a letter writer submits a letter about another letter writer, we’ll make the call as to whether the names are relevant to readers’ understanding of the issue at hand. In the case of your lamenting our publishing of Mr. Whatley’s submissions, we felt it was. Where we come from, no man would ever presume to castigate another person in a public forum—without having the guts to name him. Put your stamp on the letters to the editor at ›› pacificsun.com AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 7


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Unlucky 13 Jarvis-Gann still has strapped agencies rolling dice for funds by Pe t e r S e i d m a n

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n a few months, Marin voters will have another chance to loosen the budget stranglehold that is the legacy of the late Howard Jarvis. At least a little bit. Jarvis was the irascible anti-tax Pied Piper who pushed Proposition 13 into law in 1978. Along with Paul Gann, he traveled the state in an early attempt to strip state government of budget funds, much like the current Pied Piper, Grover Norquist, who said, “I simply want to reduce [government] to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” Although Norquist and company have a decided political ambition in their diet for government, the main goal of the Jarvis-Gann Proposition 13 focused on reducing property taxes, which proponents said were out of control. The early anti-tax clarion call worked, and voters approved Prop. 13. Among its effects, Prop. 13 rolled back property taxes to 1975 levels and capped increases in assessed value to the inflation factor, but cannot exceed 2 percent per year. Contained in the proposition is an irony couched in state law. Although Prop. 13 amended the state’s constitution with a simply majority vote, it imposed a two-thirds requirement of both houses of the Legislature for future tax increases. Since Prop. 13 passed, the state has been locked in a budget spiral.

Prop. 13 proponents claimed it would trim the fat out of a budget-obese government. Critics, however, argued that it would wind up cutting into the muscle and sinew of programs people across the state had come to appreciate. They said that sooner or later, Prop. 13 would eat away at an educational system that was the envy of many as well as social programs aimed at the most needy and it would starve the state’s infrastructure of essential maintenance and upgrades. Then, back in 1996, state voters approved Proposition 218 by a 58.5 percent margin. It amended the state constitution (again by a simple majority) to mandate that local governments obtain a two-thirds vote of local property owners before levying special tax assessments. Before that, cities and counties weren’t required to request approval from property owners before seeking special assessments. With hands tied at the state and the local level, and with the state in an increasingly dire budgetary decline, cities and counties started feeling the pinch. The two-thirds requirement turned out to be a straitjacket, which is exactly what Jarvis and the fiscal conservatives had in mind. The history of local transportation measures, most notably sales tax measures designed to raise funds for a commuter rail line between Marin 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Landfill goes to court The next chapter in the long saga of the proposal to increase capacity at the Redwood Landfill will take place next week—this time in court. Members of the Green Coalition for Responsible Waste/Resource Management coalesced to keep the landfill from expanding.They played a role in placing some mitigation on the proposed expansion, but they maintain the environmental impact report for the proposal is inadequate. Judge James R. Ritchie will hear the case in Marin Superior Court Sept. 1 at 8:30am. The case was brought by No Wetlands Landfill Expansion (a precursor to the Green Coalition) and the Sustainability, Parks, Recycling and Wildlife Defense Fund. Among other claims, the suit maintains that Marin County approved the environmental report without adequately analyzing impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, air quality and seismic stability. The suit also charges that the county violated state environmental regulations by deferring mitigation for sea-level rise and possible groundwater contamination.—Peter Seidman Planned Parenthood pulls out of Marin Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, the local arm of the well-known sexual health clinics, was recently dealt a blow when parent organization Planned Parenthood announced the cancellation of its affiliation with all of PPGG’s clinics— including the one on Fourth Street in San Rafael—for financial reasons. PPGG’s financial difficulties go back to 2005-06, according to tax documents, when it merely broke even; but it was in 2008-09 that the organization ended the year with a devastating $2.8 million deficit. Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo, the group that is taking over responsibility for San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, ended the same year with a $3 million surplus. Marin County Department of Health and Human Services Director Larry Meredith said he doesn’t believe patients will suffer during this change. His office is in frequent contact with Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo, which is already negotiating and hoping to sign leases in its new areas by Sept. 1 and open satellite offices in October. Despite the break with Planned Parenthood, the former PPGG plans to continue offering services, and is currently holding a staff contest to come up with a new name.—Elizabeth Cermak Whooping it up Whooping cough cases have spiked in Marin, according to the county Public Health and Communicable Disease department—to a peak of over 200 reported infections in the county during the early weeks of June. Although whooping cough, or pertussis, accounts for fewer than 30 deaths per year in the United States, the disease can be a long-lasting and painful ailment among young and old alike. Unnoticed for roughly one week, the incubation period leads to one to two weeks of cold-like symptoms, followed by up to four weeks of severe coughing. Infants are at an especially high risk, as they are too young to have received the complete round of vaccinations and risk death upon infection. However, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that teens and adults—especially those in contact with young children and babies—be vaccinated against the disease.The whooping cough Tdap vaccine is available by appointment only through the end of September at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus in San Rafael on Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Call 415/473-4400 for more information.—Dani Burlison EXTRA! EXTRA! Post your Marin news at ›› pacificsun.com

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1. The movie theater called “Marin” is located in what city? 2. Who came first: Mohammad, Jesus or Buddha? And when did he live? 3. Every summer, police in the upper regions of Maine report a huge increase in collisions between automobiles and what animals? 4. The highest-rated American TV show in 1985,‘86,‘87 and ‘88 was what family-oriented comedy series? 5. A bay, a river and a strait of water are all named for what English navigator who discovered Manhattan Island on September 2, 1609? 6. Pictured at right: Name the painting title and/or the artist. 7. He was one of the fathers of the American Revolution and one of the main organizers of the Boston Tea Party; today this man’s name is associated with a popular brand-name beverage. Who was he? 8. What game that you might play at your backyard picnic was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920 (but never since)? 9. During the 1700s, what island member of the British Empire, whose major crop was sugar, ranked as the most important slave market in the Western Hemisphere? 10. If the length of each side of a shoebox is increased by 10 percent, then the volume of the box is increased by what percent?

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BONUS QUESTION: Just as Venice is sinking, what 55-meter high North American natural wonder is receding about 1 meter per year? 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!

± The scoop on our Heroes this week came to us from Mary Jane Burke, Marin County’s superintendent of schools. Employees of Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael recently donated over $1,300 in school supplies for Marin students in need. For the second year in a row, back-to-school basics were collected in bins at the medical center for this employee-initiated project. Explaining that the donation shows students that they are valued and that school is important, Mary Jane extends her thanks to the fine folks at Kaiser for their generosity and concern for our children. We second that.

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Stand aside, Blackie. the chicken-feed price of 13 cents a pound Here’s a horse with some by a quartet of Muir Beach mavens, as a ambition. gift for some friends. But the gallant geldWhile Tiburon’s ing hadn’t bucked the reaper just yet. He stalwart steed stagnated was a walking specimen box of veterinary years ago his way into history with pathology. He had flatworms, roundHamlet-esque inertia, worms and pneumonia. He suffered skin there was a dark-horse dobbin in 1970 disorders the writer could only describe as Muir Beach that could’ve taken the “awesome.” One veterinarian gave him 24 whinny out of Blackie’s sails. hours to live—but long-shot Charlie had a Charlie, you see, was a horse of a dif- knack for beating the odds. ferent color. The youthful steed’s luck began to “[Here] is a gentle, unprepossessing change when one of Charlie’s Muir Beach 6-year-old bay gelding of somewhat mulfairy godmothers, Evelyn “Tinkerbell” Perish configuration, humble parentage and vier, ponied up the cash to purchase him bizarre habit,” in full. At his wrote Pacific new corral, at a Sun managdairy just across ing editor from where the Don Stanley Pelican Inn now in his story, stands, Tinker“The Slaughbell, with the terhouse Kid.” help of a kind “Charlie’s habman from the it,” continued dairy, nursed Stanley, “is the ailing horse winning.” back to health. Together A 600-pound with his rider, weight gain and “a 15-year-old an intensive Melanie and Charlie, galloping to glory, 1970. dark-eyed doll training regimen named Melanie later, and Charlie Pervier,” Charlie had brought home 100 was fast on a trail for horse-show glory— horse-show ribbons in only two seasons, Melanie, in fact, rode him all the way to “turning the circuit on its end,” wrote Stan- the state championship. ley. It was the most ribbons by any show “Not bad for a $62.40 slaughterhouse horse in the Bay Area over that period. kid,” concluded Stanley. And if Charlie’s story ended at his talent Charlie finally trotted off to the great for shifting speeds gracefully when the corral in the sky in about 1992. Meanjudges were looking, he’d merely be another while, Melanie grew up to open her own mount in a long line of pony politesse. But riding stable in Petaluma, while Evelyn what caught the Sun’s attention was how stayed in Muir Beach and went on to auclose his place in the winner stable was to thor four books on horsemanship. being a place on the dinner table. Now in her 70s, Evelyn doesn’t get into Of the 12 million horses in the U.S., the saddle much these days, but she’s still wrote Stanley, “few have such a Cinderella bringing aid and comfort to ailing animals story attached to them as Charlie—the as an assistant to a local veterinarian. slum kid lifted by chance from the reforCharlie’s talents, she says, went beyond ridmatory and set on the road to the heavying—he was even an unwitting matchmaker. weight championship.” “I met my husband through Charlie,” But this hoofer wasn’t simply released Evelyn says. Turns out the dairyman who from piebald prison, he was granted a helped get the sick foal back on its feet last-minute stay of execution from dobbin at the dairy ended up walking Tinkerbell death row. When he was just a foal, years down the aisle. “I was so aghast when I before becoming the exemplar of equestri- found what Charlie looked like,” Evelyn anism, Charlie and his mother were sent recalls, “I asked the man who lived at the off to be “chickened”—a grisly euphemism dairy if he’d escort me and the horse back for deliverance to the Knudsen slaugh[to the dairy], and he did.” terhouse in Santa Rosa to be ground up So thanks to Charlie, “we’ve been tointo chicken feed. But the fate of Charlie’s gether ever since.” ✹ hooves laid not with a glue gun, but with a Share your horse tales with Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com. starter’s pistol. Days before he was scheduled to neigh Blast into Marin’s past with more his last words, Charlie was purchased for Behind the Sun at ›› pacificsun.com

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² Sure, the slow economy forces many of us to trim back purchases as we try to save money. But, if you sink low enough to beat a couple of kids out of a buck and some change, you are a Zero of monumental proportion. Two little girls, ages 7 and 8, were excited about their sidewalk sale in Fairfax last weekend. They yelled out to every passerby, encouraging folks to stop and shop. A middle-aged man did just that, picking up two wicker baskets priced at a whopping $2. After handing the girls several coins, he hopped in his car and took off. The change amounted to 92 cents. Evangeline, mother of one of the girls, asks, “What kind of loser cheats children?” Our answer—a Zero who should hang his head in shame.—Nikki Silverstein

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ing are now in jeopardy as a result of our current statewide ďŹ scal crisis.â€? That is truer today, say transportation advocates, who acknowledge the odious nature of taxes but insist that some things justify holding one’s nose while digging into a pocket— transportation being one of them. In 2007, state Senator Loni Hancock, DOakland, created a mechanism for Bay Area counties to raise transportation money without butting up against the two-thirds requirement. She authored SB 83, which authorizes a county congestion management agency, like TAM, to offer local voters the opportunity to approve an annual fee of up to $10 on motor vehicles registered within the county; fees would fund transportation projects and improvements in the county. Measure B on the November ballot will ask Marin voters to approve a $10 annual vehicle registration fee. It needs only a simple majority to pass because it is a fee and not a tax. According to the state DMV, about 241,300 cars were registered in Marin in 2008, which means that about $2.41 million would have been raised in that one year. According to the Measure B expenditure plan, 40 percent of the measure’s income will go to cities to maintain and improve local streets and pathways. Nine percent of that 40 percent will be dedicated to maintain bicycle and pedestrian paths; 35 percent will go to improve transit for seniors and people with disabilities; 25 percent of

< 8 Unlucky 13 and Sonoma counties, shows how hard it is to get over that two-thirds hurdle, even in a relatively afďŹ&#x201A;uent area like the North Bay. It took multiple attempts for the SMART rail line proposal to ďŹ nally succeed in getting a two-thirds vote for a sales tax hike. Marin voters also loosened their purse strings for transportation projects in 2004, when they approved by a 71.2 percent margin Measure A (which required a two-thirds vote), a half-cent hike in local sales tax designed to raise $331.6 million over 20 years for a host of transportation improvements in the county, which needed local funds because of a dearth of federal and state moneys. Measure A funds go to bus transit, Highway 101 improvements and congestion reduction, as well as the maintenance and improvement of local infrastructure, including roads, bikeways, sidewalks and pathways. The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) is the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s congestion management agency. It was designated as a sales tax authority to administer Measure A funds. A board comprising county supervisors and representatives from Marin cities holds responsibility for TAM, while a citizens oversight committee also keeps watch on the funds. According to the authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2004 expenditure plan for Measure A, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even projects that we once thought had sufďŹ cient fund-

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when asked to pay another fee for more programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have to live with what they have. [Government ofďŹ cials] just say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We need more money, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get it from the people.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; They make no effort to stay within their means. Their idea is to ďŹ gure out how much money they need and then go get it.â&#x20AC;? Asking voters to cough up another annual charge on top of the Measure A sales tax hike for transportation improvements might seem excessive to the tax averse, but transportation advocates see a separate reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to fund things we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fund otherwise,â&#x20AC;? says Steinhauser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our residential streets are a mess. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never enough money for roads. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a $200 million inventory backlogâ&#x20AC;? for road maintenance in the county. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean, this is raising $2 million [and change] a year. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to make it as effective as possible.â&#x20AC;? Measure B, adds Steinhauser, will help cover projects TAM â&#x20AC;&#x153;is really struggling to fund. State funds are ďŹ&#x201A;aky. The feds havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t increased funding, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not really sure what direction theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going with the new federal transportation rules.â&#x20AC;? Even with funds from sales tax and bridge tolls, there still isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to cover projects â&#x20AC;&#x153;people really like and think are importantâ&#x20AC;? in Marin, says Steinhauser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any other way to fund them.â&#x20AC;? A major demand for new crossing guards at schools, for example, remains unmet due to a lack of funds. Measure B money would help ease that demand. Among the

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â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş UPFRONT potential programs for Measure B money is a plan that could offer seniors 80 years old and older free transportation passes in a system like Dial-A-Ride or a shuttle program. Although the details of the program still are not complete, the goal is outlined in a mobility study for Marin seniors. The extra vehicle registration fee will allow desperately needed transportation funds to be raised, but it also adds a taxtype nibble rather than setting out an overall tax and regional transportation plan. For some opponents, that $10 fee triggers a reactionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they say they just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust governmental and quasi-government agencies to keep their small tax-type fees small. Measure B authorizes the $10 annual vehicle registration fee in perpetuity. It can be rescinded, however, by a popular vote. Any changes in the expenditure plan must receive a two-thirds vote of the TAM board. The initial spending plan is designed to stretch over 10 years. Toward the end of that time, according to Steinhauser, the board will re-examine programs, incomes and expenditures to determine whether they need changes. Although anti-government sentiment is ruling the election cycle these days, Steinhauser and transportation advocates are optimistic. In March, TAM conducted a poll that determined 41 percent of respondents would deďŹ nitely vote for Measure B, and 24

percent said they would probably vote for it. In another poll taken in June, 32 percent of respondents said they will deďŹ nitely vote for Measure B, and 30 percent said they will probably vote for it. A California State Parks vehicle registration fee on the same ballot will ask voters to approve an $18 annual vehicle registration fee to fund parks and give state residents vehicle access in exchange for their annual registration fee. Even with the additional parks fee, sentiment remains positive for the Marin transportation plan in late August. Although Measure B and other similar measures are admirable, says regional transportation advocate David Schonbrunn, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quite frankly, they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything signiďŹ cant because the overall system is so badly screwed up.â&#x20AC;? Schonbrunn, president of Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund, says regional transportation planning â&#x20AC;&#x153;doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t existâ&#x20AC;? here. For her part, Steinhauser is trying to look at the realities of local transportation in a tax-averse world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about throwing a bucket of water on a big ďŹ re. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do some [local] stuff that people will really notice and could really move the needle. I think we have a pretty good plan.â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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ohn Gray travels around the world talking about the differences between men and oil. Women stimulate the release of oxytocin by receiving nurturing support—getting a women. But when he returns home to Mill Valley, he does what he counsels men to do. pedicure or a massage. He sits on his couch, puts up his feet and relaxes. If his wife of 25 years calls for help, the According to Gray, who no longer counsels individual couples but leads seminars for 20 man who told us men come from Mars and women from Venus jumps into action. at a time, men play football while women cheerlead. When they come home, men go to their “When there’s a leak, I climb on the roof,” he says. “When there’s a dispute with the caves to rejuvenate their testosterone, while women make dinner. If she needs help, all she has neighbors, I go deal with the neighbors. When there’s a lawsuit, I go deal with the lawyers. to do is call her man. For Gray, only a lion, tiger or bear would constitute a true emergency. When there’s anything uncomfortable and nobody wants to do it, my wife says, ‘You do For his wife, Bonnie Gray, all it takes is an invasion of ants. In any event, he’s always happy it.’ And I raise the flag and say, ‘I’m the emergency man.’ Any time she to do whatever she wants as long as she tells him what she wants and needs help with the dishes, all she has to do is ask. But I just sit there on expresses her appreciation. by Ronnie Co he n my couch relaxing from my day, rebuilding for the emergency. It’s up to Gray recently agreed to spend an hour-and-a-half talking about his her to determine when the emergencies are.” new book. Wearing jeans and a green corduroy shirt, he meets me in In 1995, Gray published what became the best-selling book of the 1990s— the driveway of his majestic hilltop home and suggests sitting outside Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Though his message resonated, it irritated feminists. to escape the noise of a housekeeper vacuuming. We walk through a colorful flower garBut even some of us feminists turned to his books when trying to figure out how to deal with our den, which, pointing to a zinnia, Gray proudly says his wife tends. He says he spent the boyfriends, husbands, brothers, bosses and sons. morning with his three preschool grandchildren at Fairyland in Oakland. Last spring, the 58-year-old self-help guru and relationship therapist released his 17th book, We settle on a concrete bench, where, like a scientist who discovered the cure for a terminal Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice: Hormonal Balance — The Key to Life, Love, and Energy. In it, Gray con- illness, he speaks for almost two-and-a-half hours about gender differences and how, despite tinues to explain why he believes gender roles worked better in the days when his mother stayed them, men and women can find love and passion. Regardless of where the conversation wanhome and took care of him and his six siblings while his father, a Texas oil executive, worked. In ders, Gray brings it back to romance, sex and hormones. his most recent volume, Gray uses hormones to make his point. ● ● ● ● To cope with stress, he says, men must make 30 times as much testosterone as women. You write in your book that women don’t need to rest their muscles. Women need to continually replenish their supply of another hormone, oxytocin. Men It’s the hormone oxytocin, which lowers stress levels in a woman, causes contractions, release or rebuild testosterone, Gray says, by acting—fixing the toaster or changing the prevents women’s muscles from breaking down as quickly as men’s. That’s why women don’t 12 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2010


you. He’s making you more important than anybody else. He’s not going after anybody else. If there was a fire, he would risk his life to save your life. “Yeah, but there is no fire. So what’s he doing for me now?” The only reason she says those things is that she’s lost touch with her love for him because her oxytocin levels are so low. Couldn’t it be because of who he is? Anything is possible. But that’s not the norm. I’m talking about all the people that come to me for counseling. She’s lost touch with her love for him. And I help them find it right away. I have women come into my office, and their lives are a mess. And they leave and they’re happy. Nothing has changed in their lives. Women can fall in love with a man’s potential, and they can be happy. But only if they have enough oxytocin. What I do is show her how she already is being nurtured and supported by the man and how she can get and see that support. How does this work in your marriage? Gray says the key to happiness between Venus and Mars is a proper balance of oxytocin and testosterone. When I see a yellow light, on Mars that means speed up, but on Venus, it’s slow down. can do before they need to take drugs. stop thinking about it so much. So I slow down and stop. I turn to my wife, I You write in the book about a hospital Are there people who don’t like your touch her on the thigh and say, “I did that for where half of the 20,000 employees... message, see it as too generalized? ...were on antidpressants. A major chain of you.” And she says, “I know; thank you,” with But I embrace that. I’m John Gray. I’m hospitals. Antidepressants are massively given a big, sweet smile on her face. That constantly totally about the gray zone. I’m saying, here’s out. It’s like candy. Instead of saying if you’re reaffirms for me that I’m giving a gift to her, a spectrum. If a woman goes all the way over to the male spectrum, she can do that. She can stressed, why don’t you look at your diet, your and she’s appreciating that gift, driving the exercise, get a little counseling, a little coaching, way she wanted. If she thought, that’s how be financially successful. She can feel really we’ll just pop this pill. That’s what the insur- you should drive, it would do nothing for me good about what she’s accomplished. And she’ll get cancer before her girlfriends because ance will pay for. So people take the pills. The and therefore would not motivate me to drive research shows as soon as you take an anti- in the way she would like. her stress levels are going to be much higher. Can you talk about how you suggest depressant, your cortisol level doubles. When And she’ll probably be divorced. couples plan dates? your cortisol levels go This has to be a somewhat unpopular Romance is a superup, your risk of cancer message in some circles. oxytocin producer. goes up; your risk of “Women will sit there and say, ‘My It must be. I just don’t know who those Oxytocin lowers tesheart disease will go people are. When Men Are from Mars was tosterone. So the last up; your energy level husband does nothing for me.‘ Are increasing in popularity, there was a huge thing a man’s going will drop; your libido you kidding? He’s married to you.” amount of resistance to it. HUGE. I didn’t to be automatically will start going away. If have a positive article written about me for motivated to do is royou’re a woman, you’ll five years while it was on the best-selling list. mantic things because have vaginal dryness, and if you have a partPeople said I over-generalize; I oversimplify; I it lowers his testosterone and makes him a ner, sex won’t be fun and enjoyable anymore. stereotype; outdated ideas. little sleepy. Your guy, weekend comes along, You’ll try to avoid it at all costs. Right down the Do you agree that you over-generstreet from my house there’s a place where they and he says, what do you want to do? Really, alize? do pedicures. The place is packed all the time. what she wants is for him to say it a week in I generalize. When I teach at Stanford, If somebody touches your feet in a nonsexual advance so she can plan and prepare for it. you get the young feminist girls. They have It’s the anticipation of a romantic date that this idea that men are these awful guys, and way, your oxytocin levels go way up. produces more oxytocin than the date itself. Oh, that explains it. they all have to be changed. These are clearI read recently about a study that Another one is getting your hair done. ly the girls who are not in relationships and showed people preferred planning vacaHaving someone wash your hair, parprobably until they get humbled by reality, tions to the actual vacations. ticularly if you’re talking. A woman has to will not be in relationships. Then you have Same thing. All that looking forward to all the other girls who are like socialites, and know if she’s going to get a 9-to-5 job, the it is a big oxytocin producer. Romance is a they’re all completely open to the ideas. The job, generally speaking, does not stimulate date. It’s on the calendar. If you spring it on a problem with universities today is the same her oxytocin. She comes home and she’s woman and say, “Let’s do something tonight,” depleted. She needs to balance that tesextreme—emphasizing extreme—feminist she’s already got 15 things she feels she has to tosterone-driven job by getting pedicures, propaganda is being taught in them that do. But if you say, “Let’s talk about what we’re massages, taking time to go shopping. was taught 30 years ago. gonna do next week,” you’re outside of the You raised three girls, right? You are very negative about pharpressure of what she has to do now. Yes. One of my daughters had a teacher in maceuticals in your new book. You slam You say a lot of women want their college make some really negative comments antidepressants. partners to enjoy the same things they about me and my book. My daughter raised Antidepressants are emergency drugs. The her hand and said, “Have you read his book?” do, even if they don’t. reason a doctor has to prescribe them is beJust don’t ask him what he’d like. Like goShe had not. There’s a lot of projection that’s cause they have dangerous side effects, and a doctor has to weigh the dangerous side effects put on my message. But there’s a lot of projec- ing to our little Mill Valley art thing and the Sausalito art thing. We bought up all the art tion going on in relationships. That’s what against the possible benefit. Ten percent of I’m trying to help people understand. Women in our house from those places. So why go? our healthcare system should be drugs. 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need all the recovery time that men need. Also, men have 25 percent more muscle mass. When men are taking action, their muscle mass starts breaking down. Resting is the process of rebuilding muscle mass. Women’s muscles don’t break down as quickly as men’s. Therefore women are designed so they don’t have to stop like men do. We’re perfectly adapted for a partnership for making babies. He goes off and does these things away from the home. You never know when he’s going to be back. She’s literally designed to do it all, to do the whole home. Wow. Suddenly, when you want men to do everything women do and still be the emergency men, he can’t do that. You’ve got a lot of these younger men who are being feminized. Women want a partner who will do all those things with them. Men have never done this in history. Do you think raising boys to cook and clean is feminizing them? No. I teach women, if your husband’s not doing stuff, just give him a list. Don’t nag him. And then just keep showing him the list. When you’re raising kids and you’ve both got jobs, she comes home from a day of work, where she’s stimulating testosterone all day long, not oxytocin. So her stress levels are much higher. Your brain says, must clean house, must arrange this, must write thankyou notes. And a guy’s brain over there has stopped working. And he just sits on the couch. He just sits on the couch. He’s designed to stop thinking unless there’s an emergency. And they’ve got brain scans showing this. A man at rest, there’s nothing happening in the conscious part of his brain. If a woman’s stressed, her brain becomes overly busy. And that’s the phenomenon women are experiencing today. Their brain is saying, I have to take on more to do. The sign that a woman’s not coping well with stress is she takes on more things to do, which increases her stress. Do all women take on more stress? It’s a very common phenomenon. I have 1,000 people in my seminars. I’m saying, “It’s your choice.” But they don’t feel it’s a choice. I’m telling women, “While you’re doing more, you need to put yourself on that list of doing more for, and you need to do these things that will stimulate oxytocin in your life. If you stimulate oxytocin, you will feel more calm, you will have more energy, and you will tend to sort your life out so there’s not more things to do than you can do.” But if a woman is feeling really overwhelmed and just goes and gets a massage, that’s not going to be very relaxing, right? Have you done it? No. Then you should. It will work. I’ll just be thinking the whole time of all the things I need to do. Not if someone’s touching you. Nonsexual touch stimulates oxytocin and actually rebuilds your oxytocin levels and when you appreciate the massage, it releases it. There’s never going to be an end to that list, but you’ll

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comeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;men come to me and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do all that stuff you say women want. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m helping her. But the one thing you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about is that we men need variety.â&#x20AC;? I say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You mean sexual variety?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, yeah.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not turned onto her anymore?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need some stimulation outside the relationship, too.â&#x20AC;? I say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not turned onto her. Your testosterone levels are low. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rebuild, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have your recovery time, your testosterone levels donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up. Your testosterone levels are not high, then you only get turned onto women you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? A low testosterone man is the one who gets addicted to pornography. Really? When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new relationship, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncertainty, challenge, and that raises testosterone levels up. Marriages arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lasting. But more signiďŹ cant is that more people are not even getting married. When they live together, the average time is ďŹ ve years, and then they move on. This is disastrous. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had a manâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; unless the woman was really nutsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;want to leave a woman if he had a great sex life. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never counseled a woman who had great sex with a guy, unless he was just a wacko, a nut, and she wanted to leave the relationship. So one of the major reasons these relationships donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last is they just lose the passion. Look at Al Gore. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really nice people, wonderful family, kind and considerate. What do you think happened to Al and Tipper Goreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marriage? Nice people lose passion because often, in the name of being nice, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not able to communicate whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on inside of them, particularly women, because women have more going on inside than men. And women need to communicate whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inside of them more than men. If a woman can learn to communicate whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inside to a man, then the passion comes back. â&#x153;š Email Ronnie Cohen at ronniecohen@comcast.net.

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The man who drove ol’ Dixie down Rick Miller has made a career out of crossing the Mason-Dixon line by G r e g Cahill

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ocal tourist bureaus must cringe at the green and lush. Once you get used to the husound of Southern Culture on the Skids midity, it’s kind of sexy in its own way. And wallowing in the greasy underbelly of Southern women are awfully pretty—and the Deep South on high-octane rockabilly well mannered,” he adds with a laugh, “at that extols the virtues of stock-car races, fin- least until the lights go out or you get some ger-lickin’ barbecue, Little alcohol in ’em. Debbie snack cakes and “What can I say—I live the white-trash denizens here!” COMING SOON of trailer parks. These days, Miller is Southern Culture on the But for Rick Miller— raising a family in the Skids performs Wednesday, the band’s co-founder, suburbs of Chapel Hill, Sept. 8, at 8pm, at the Mystic guitarist, vocalist and North Carolina, where Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd. songwriter—the region he attended college and, N., Petaluma. $15. 707/765is more than a source of in 1983, formed the band 2121; and Saturday, Sept. kitsch and low-rent bal(with bouffanted bassist 11, at 9pm, at the Great ladry: It’s home. Mary Huff and drummer American Music Hall in San “This is a great place to Dave Hartman) that both Francisco. $16. 415/233-0449. live,” he says, chatting on a spoofs and sanctifies the cell phone while waiting Southern lifestyle. to order a hot burrito and But beyond the sleazy cold beer from a taco truck. “We have the best shtick—the twangy blend of rockabilly, surf food in the country, especially North Caro- and swamp rock, the retro amps and guitars, lina barbecue, which is most excellent. A lot the quirky odes to sex and food, and the of great music has come from the South— band’s backwoods persona—are songs that it kind of all started here. It’s beautiful—it’s capture a way of life that is disappearing

Southern culture is ‘kind of sexy,’ guitarist Rick Miller told the Sun, as he waited to order a beer from a taco truck.

beneath the wave of bland suburbanization that’s as overpowering as the invasive kudzu weed that lends its name to the newly released CD, The Kudzu Ranch, the band’s first album in three years. “We don’t have too many dirt tracks around here anymore,” says Miller, who immortalized the phenomenon in the cult hit “Dirt Track Date.” “But I went to a tractor pull last week-

end. They had modifieds—those look like dragsters, but with tractor tires on the back instead of slicks. Boy, those’ll get your attention. “Motor sports—you gotta love it.” To some extent, the affable Miller has redneck culture running through his veins: His father managed a mobile-home factory where Miller spent part of his childhood, worked as a teen and met some of the eccentric people who became the subjects of his early songs. “The South is full of characters—it’s an amazing place,” he says. “It’s got a lot of flavor.” One of those characters inspired the song “The Man That Wrestles the Bear,” about a former co-worker named Rabbit Rose, who would step into the wrestling ring at a traveling carnival that offered $25 to anyone who would go a round with a mangy, muzzled bear. “Nobody could do it, of course, because the bear would throw you into a big bear hug and then throw you out of the ring,” Miller says. “But he’d go every year and get beat. The next day he’d say, ‘I’ll get him next year—I’ve got that bear’s number.’ “He was the eternal optimist.” The material on the new album also stays close to home. “I think it’s easiest to write songs about the things you know,” Miller says. “Our new album has a song called ‘My Neighbor Burns Trash,’ and it’s about a neighbor woman, who’s this kinda crazy Holy Roller, and she burns trash.” Another song, “Busy Road,” chronicles the torrent of vehicle traffic that arrived on his street right after a Wal-Mart opened nearby. “Our road got four times as busy and I’ve lost two dogs,” he laments. “But it’s all just everyday life.” ✹ Whistle ‘Dixie’ for Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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Fu fighters Martial arts master gives video game movie a high score by D av i d Te m p l e t o n

by director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), brings such stuff to vibrant, all-thebells-and-whistles life, as Scott Pilgrim, a Toronto slacker, pursues the enigmatic delivery girl Ramona Flowers, whose seven evil ex-boyfriends (and one ex-girlfriend) he must fight and vanquish if he is to date her. The film is packed with references to popular video games, especially the duel-to-the-death graphics of Mortal Kombat, and has lots of fun imagining highly visual, video-game ways for Scott’s opponents to be destroyed. “That was the most fun I’ve had in a theater in a long time,” Jensen says. “I can’t If there was an ‘international orange’ belt, we’re betbelieve how funny it was. It was hilarious.” ting Jensen would earn one. Jensen was especially taken with the character of Knives Chau, the Chinese high schooler oing in to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The whom Scott dumps after meeting Ramona. World, martial arts expert Scott “Knives Chau is an incredible characJensen knows very little about the ter,” Jensen says. “She transforms from this movie, or the comic books that inspired insecure little girl, with this huge lovesick it. All Jensen really knew was that Michael identity crisis, into this powerful young Cera is the star, and that the film includes a woman—with great big anime-style daggers. number of high-energy fight scenes. As the I think she’s going to be really popular.” founder of San Anselmo’s 10,000 Victories While many comic-book movies are Kung Fu School (www.10000-victories. all style and no content, Jensen apprecicom), Jensen has ated the strong seen his share of emotional side battles, defeats of the film. and triumphs. “Most of But as we emerge the main from the theater characters,” an hour and 40 he observes, minutes later, “end up taking Jensen is quick a little more to confess that responsibility he’s never seen for their emoanything like tions, accepting Scott Pilgrim. that what they “That was a do has conreally cool movsequences for ie!” says Jensen, others. I loved sizing up a vithat Scott gets cious-looking bonus points double mocha Michael Cera is a certified black belt in the art of nonthreatening for discoverat a nearby cof- youthful charm. ing the power fee place. “It was of love, rising totally fresh and original. It brought a whole to a certain level for that, and then he gets bunch of different things together, all at the major points for earning the power of selfsame time, including a lot of trendy fashion respect. It’s done in video-game style, but and style things. It was like the Suicide Girls it’s really powerful and surprising.” meet Napoleon Dynamite.” “On the other hand,” I point out, “the “Indeed,” I agree. “With a whole lot of Mor- idea of having to battle your way up from tal Kombat thrown in for good measure.” level to level, with each graduation clearly Created by Canadian artist Brian marked by triumphant musical themes, is O’Malley, the Scott Pilgrim comic books kind of silly, right? I mean, in life, things imagine a world in which video game con- aren’t that organized.” ventions (earning points, collecting “save “I’m not sure about that,” Jensen muses. items” and “extra lives,” battling enemies “That’s how things work in martial arts. in a series of increasingly difficult levels) All of the tournaments are graded by are a part of real life. The film version,

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Watching teens be destroyed ‘Mortal Kombat’ style, says Jensen, ‘was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.’

achievement level and age, people have long period of time.’ That’s kung fu. There their various belt colors. Think about it— is no martial art implied by the phrase in everyday life, people don’t want to fight kung fu in the Chinese language. You can if they think they are going to lose. We have cooking kung fu, tea ceremony kung avoid the battles we know we can’t handle, fu, calligraphy kung fu, pottery kung fu. right? Most people only fight if there is a It refers to the skill of doing something real dire reason to do so, or if they think well, and also to a level of self-cultivation they stand a good chance of winning. Oth- and self-realization. So when you say that erwise, we avoid the fight. In real life, we someone has kung fu, you are saying that run away when faced with an opponent, or they are now a master, that they have a problem, that is not on our level. achieved something extraordinary, that “So,” he continues, “you’re asking if there they are different from other people. And is real life in the way Scott rises from easy what makes them different is their deep levels to harder levels, and I think there immersion in whatever art form it is. Kung is. Just like with fu is not only the professional boxprocess of acquiring ers, you start out in “She transforms from this the technical skills, little fights, amateur also the maturity insecure little girl, with this huge but bouts where you are of character that almatched with fight- lovesick identity crisis, into this lows them to express ers on your level. powerful young woman—with something special in And then you work their art.” your way up, and as great big anime-style daggers. ” “So you could have you gain more expevideo game-playing rience you fight other kung fu.” people who have a roughly equal amount “Yes, you could have video game-playof experience. I do think it’s like that, kind ing kung fu, exactly. And evidently, many of, in life. We rise to higher and higher lev- people do.” els of competence and difficulty as we ac“Scott definitely has nerdy slacker kung cumulate more and more experience.” fu,” I acknowledge. “In fact, it’s a little hard to “In the film,” I ask Jensen, “Scott battles believe, given how insecure and needy he is, Ramona’s evil exes using various kung fu that he and Ramona Flowers have a shot at a moves. Was any of that real kung fu, or was lasting relationship. Don’t you think?” it some fantasy version?” “Well, he has a way to go, that’s for sure,” “Well, it was heightened, certainly,” he Jensen laughs. “But he did get to the selflaughs. “But here’s something interesting. esteem level, so hey—maybe it’ll work out.” ✹ We hear the phrase ‘kung fu,’ and we think Level with David at talkpix@earthlink.net. it’s a particular style of fighting, which is only partly true. Kung fu actually means It’s your movie, speak up at ›› pacificsun.com ‘skill acquired through hard work over a AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 25


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● 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. ● The American (1:43) Professional assassin George Clooney endangers his carefully nurtured anonymity when he stops and smells the roses at an idyllic Italian village. ● Animal Kingdom (1:52) A Melbourne crime family introduces a beloved nephew into the fold while Aussie detective Guy Pearce watches and waits. ● Avatar: Special Edition 3D (2:51) James Cameron milks his megahit dry with 3D effects and additional footage for a whole new generation of ticket-buyers. ● Cairo Time (1:29) Canadian journalist Patricia Clarkson makes an unexpected love connection on a sojourn to the Egyptian metropolis. ● Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (1:22) Pooches and pussies unite to stop a fiendish feline with plans for world domination. ● The Concert (1:59) The long-retired conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra gathers his former musicians together to perform in Paris with a young violin virtuoso. ● 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. ●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. ● 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.

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Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 MonThu 4:30, 7:30 The Girl Who Played with Fire (R) ★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Sat-Sun 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:10 Inception (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:40, 7, 10:15 Mon-Tue 6:30, 9:45 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Tue 1:10, 4:15, 7:20 The Kids Are All Right (R) ★★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:55, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 Sun-Tue 11:55, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 MonThu 4:45, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sun-Tue 1:40, 4:30, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7 Mon-Tue 4:30, 7 ❋ The Last Exorcism (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 12:30, 2:55, 5:25, 7:45, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:50 Lebanon (R) Rafael Film Center: 6:15 Sat-Sun 1:15, 6:15 Lottery Ticket (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30 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 ❋ Mesrine: Killer Instinct (R) 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 Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:50, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 Sun-Tue 1:50,

4:40, 7:10 The Other Guys (PG-13) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:25, 10 Sat-Sun 11:25, 2, 4:40, 7:25, 10 Mon-Tue 6:50, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:45, 2:35, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:55, 2:30, 5, 7:35, 10:05 Piranha 3D (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 8, 10:20 Restrepo (R) Century Regency 6: Fri 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sat 11:40, 2:10, 4:40 Sun-Tue 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10 Salt (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:35, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:35, 10 Mon-Tue 7, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20 Sun-Tue 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Step Up 3 (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 7:20, 9:50 The Switch (PG-13) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10 Sun-Tue 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 Mon-Tue 4, 6:50 ❋ Takers (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:35, 2:20, 4:50, 7:35, 10:05 Toy Story 3 (G) ★★★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:15, 4:45 ❋ UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Sat 7 Vampires Suck (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 12:35, 1:40, 3, 4, 5:10, 6:20, 7:15, 8:25, 9:20, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:50, 9:55

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

A ragtag orchestra reclaims its former glory in ‘The Concert,’ playing this week at the Lark Theater.

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 27


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 7 — F R I D AY S E P T E M B E R 3 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar Mark Karan will keep Jemimah Puddleduck safe from the wily fox Aug. 27 at the Palm Ballroom.

Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more important event information. pacificsun.com/sundial

Live music 08/27: Blue Diamond Fillups Americana rockabilly. 9pm. $5. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.myspace/ smileysschoonersaloon 08/27: Em-K Acoustic guitar. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Whipper Snapper Restaurant, 1613 Fourth St., San Rafael. 256-1818. www.whipsnap.biz 08/27: Eugene Huggins Part of the Jazz and Blues on the Bay music series. 6:30pm. Free. Gabrielson Park, Downtown, Sausalito. 289-4152. 08/27: Jazz Philosophy Jazz, pop. 6:309:30pm. No Cover. The Pleasure is Mine, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 08/27: Lauralee Brown and Company jazz. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 08/27: Learning Curve Rock. 8:30pm. $12. 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. 7pm. 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: MYC Battle of the Bands With Inertia,

Joint Venture, Stone Cold Culture, The Lost Cosmonauts and Johnny Pocket. 7pm. $7. Marin Youth Center, 1115 3rd St., San Rafael. 459-6884. www. themyc.org 08/27: New Rising Sons with Boudeeka ’60s dance music. 7-10pm. Taste of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www.taste-of-rome.com 08/27: Pride and Joy 9pm. $12. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com. 08/27: Sage (reggae rock) With Kawili (Hawaiian) and Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai hula dancers. 5:30pm. Free. Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 782-4600.

08/27: Slim Jenkins and the Deuces Go West Country rock. 9pm. Old Western Saloon, Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661.

08/27: Stung Police tribute band. Concerts Under the Oaks music series. 6:30pm. 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. 6:30pm. Free. Pacheco Plaza, Novato. www.pachecoplaza.com 08/28: Chrome Johnson Country rock. 9:30pm. $7. Old Western Saloon, 11201 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661. 08/28: Doc Kraft Band Part of the closing reception for the “Altered Book” exhibition. 3pm. $5. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org 08/28: Eugene Huggins Blues, rock. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

BEST BET Marin, Native American style Many longtime North Bay residents may hold on to fading memories of a slowerpaced, less populated and far less developed Marin County—one that consisted of open spaces, fewer strip malls and freeways that were much more delightful to navigate than the ones we sit on and curse today. Very few Marinites, however, remember the Coast Miwok people who called this place home long before most of us arrived by motorized Celebrate our native Miwok this Saturday vehicles, and moved into our air-conditioned in Novato. digs. The MARIN MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN strives to keep the cultures of the true Native Californians alive through ongoing educational programs for schoolchildren and artifact exhibitions of textiles, beadwork and carvings from various Native American groups. The museum is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, offering a fun, authentic way to celebrate the Miwok people while raising money for the museum. The event, which includes a tour of the current exhibition,“The Hupa,” and a silent auction, also provides attendees with a traditional Native American feast. $85. Aug. 28, 4-7:30pm. Miwok Park, 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato 415/897-4064.—Dani Burlison 28 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2010

332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 08/28: Faith Ako Vocalist. With Hawaiian dance. 12-2pm. Free. Bon Air Shopping Center, Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Greenbrae. 461-0200. www.bonair.com 08/28: Joan Getz Quartet Jazz. With Dave Getz; Chris Huson, piano and Gary Lillard, bass. 7-10pm. No cover. Two Bird Cafe, 625 San Geronimo Valley Drive, San Geronimo. www.twobirdcafe.com 08/28: Living Proof Funk, rock. 10pm. Free. Finnegan’s, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www. finnegansmarin.com 08/28: Swingset Jazz. 6:30pm. Free. Rickey’s at Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato. 883-5952. www.rickeysrestaurant.com 08/28: Zion I 9pm. $15-17. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com. 08/29: Asleep at the Wheel Barbecue on the lawn with nine-time Grammy Award winners. 4pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/29: Blues Burners R&B. Part of Town Center Summer Music Series 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, West side of Highway 101 at the Tamalpais Drive exit, Corte Madera. www.shoptowncenter.com

08/29: Samuka and the Wild Tribe Band Samba, Afro-Brazilian. 9pm 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com. 08/30: Hot Club of Marin French gypsy jazz. 7pm. Taste of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www.taste-of-rome.com 08/31: James Moseley Trio: Jazz, r&b. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 09/01: Harley White, Sr. Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

09/01: Roots of Manding Featuring Karamo SussoAfro-beat. Kora. 8pm 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com. 09/01: Matt Eakle Band Roots, r&b. 8pm. Free. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 09/02: Bluegrass Jam With Pat Palmer and Larry Carlin. Bring your instrument, charts and join the pickers. 7:30pm. $1. Marin Lutheran Church, 649 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-3782. 09/02: Dogbone: Feral Jazz Trio Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 09/02: Wanda Stafford Trio Jazz. 6-9pm. No cover. Jasons Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae,. www.jasonsrestaurant.com

09/02: Gail ‘Mojo’ Muldrow and Rockin’ Blues 9pm. $10-12. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com. 09/03: Mucho Axé Quartet Latin dance band. 8-11pm. Free. Servinos restaurant, 5 Main St., Tiburon. 482-8251. www.muchoaxe.com 09/03: Zulu Spear Afro-beat, world/roots rock. 9pm. Old Western Saloon, 11201 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661. 09/03:Bob Hill Band 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

Theater/Auditions 08/27-09/05:‘Into the Woods’ Performed by Marin Youth Performers. See website for times. $14-30 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 3839600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 08/28-09/19:‘As You Like It’ Presented by the Curtain Theatre Company. Shows are 2pm Aug. 28-29, Sept. 4-5-6, 11-12 and 18-19. Free. Old Mill Park, 350 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. www. curtaintheatre.org 09/01-02:‘Jane Austen Unscripted’ An improvised play in the style of Jane Austen. 8-10pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

09/01-02:‘The Sound of Music’ auditions Young people 8-18 years old can try out for a musical theater production directed by Marilyn Izdebski and Judy Wiesen. Be prepared to sing any song from the show or another musical. 3:30-7:30pm. Marilyn Izdebski Productions, 100 Shaw Dr., San Anselmo. 453-0199. www.marilynizdebskiproductions.com Through 09/25:‘Antony and Cleopatra’ Love story about a powerful man derailed by the enchantment of a powerful woman. 8-10:30pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 459-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Through 09/26:‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Cast off with Marin Shakespeare for a swashbuckling romp for all ages with a “Pirates of the Caribbean” setting. Visit website for more showtime information. 8pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488 . www.marinshakespeare.org

Art 08/28-29: Tiburon Art Festival 2010 Painting, mixed media works, sculpture, glass, woodwork,


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Through 08/31: Igor Sazevich and Marna Clarke Paintings and photography. Free. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn Gallery, 11250 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1223. www.tobysfeedbarn.com/art-gallery

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; Eighth 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

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

Through 09/23: Marin MOCA Group Show With featured artists Alberta Buller and Bernard Healey. Closed weekends and holidays. 11am-4pm. Free. Tamalpais Community Services District Office, 305 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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08/29: Remembering My Grandmother’s Honey Cake: Paper Dress Making Workshop Commemorate a girl or woman in your life by making a wearable paper dress with Patricia Bullitt. Customizable template provided but bring embellishments or use our shared materials. 10am-2pm. $24-36. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org 09/01: Fun with Flickr Patty Holt leads a fun and easy photo management workshop. Learn to upload, organize and share your digital photos using Flickr.com. Must have a free Yahoo email account. 7-8:30pm. Free. Sausalito City Hall-Edgewater Room, 420 Litho St, Sausalito. 289-4121. www. ci.sausalito.ca.us.

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Through 12/31: Louise A. Boyd Exhibition Learn the history of a local historical gold heiress/ arctic adventurer who was described by press as “The Girl Who Tamed The Arctic.” 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum’s Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www.marinhistory.org Tuesdays: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster, Rick Tosh, for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www. finnegansmarin.com

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mid-’60s, 2,100 acres of the Marin headlands were approved for development. Join Marin Conservation League on a history walk to learn about how this project was stopped. 9:30am-1pm. Free. Marin Headlands, Rodeo Lagoon Parking Lot, Sausalito. 485-6257. www.marinconservationleague.org/events

09/02: Marin Audubon Society Birding Walk Join Len Blumin on a leisurely walk at the storage ponds to view a variety of visiting fall birds and year round residents. 8:30am-noon. Free. Las Gallinas Storage Ponds, McInnis Park at Las Gallinas, San Rafael. 789-0703. www.marinaudubon.org

Home and Garden Through 10/31: Marin Open Garden Project Veggie Exchange Wow, you grew that? Amazing! Bring the excess from your garden to exchange with other gardeners at locationc around the county every Saturday. Free. 9-10am. on the Novato Unified School District Lawn, 1015 7th St., Novato; 9-10:30am. at San Anselmo Town Hall Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo; 9:30-11am. at Sun Valley Park, K & Solano St., San Rafael; 9-10am. at Boyle Park, 11 East Dr., Mill Valley; 3-4pm. at Sustainable Fairfax Backyard, 141 Bolinas Ave., Fairfax. 419-4941. www.opengardenproject.org

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

Wednesdays: Fairfax Evening Farmers Market These folks are celebrating their second season as a bag free market. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable bags. 4-8pm. Free. Bolinas Park, Bolinas Road, Fairfax. www.agriculturalinstitute.org

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International Folk Dance classes with instructor Carol Friedman - great fun & exercise; all welcome, no partner necessary 7:15-8:30pm. $50 for 6 weeks Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 6639512. www.carolfriedmanfolkdance.blogspot.com

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124536 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BODYWISE MASSAGE, 1435 4TH ST. SUITE F, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: AUDREY ROUMIGUIERE, 1280 DENLYN ST., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124557 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RIGHT HAND MAID SERVICES, 44 MARINER GREEN DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: LUCENITA GOODEN, 44 MARINER GREEN DR., 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 April 15, 2004. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 22, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124621 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATTENTION TO DETAIL WINDOW WASHING, 18 SOUTH 40 DOCK, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DANCER ROBERTSON STYLES, 18 SOUTH 40 DOCK, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 27, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124640 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COMMUNITY SPICE COMPANY, 310 HARBOR DRIVE, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: JANICE LYNN CALLON, 310 HARBOR DRIVE, 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 30, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124645 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as APP WEAVERS, 46 HILLSIDE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: NIGEL B. HALL, 46 HILLSIDE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 2, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 2, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124420 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MADERA VALLEY, 1495 CASA BUENA DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: MADERA VALLEY ASSOCIATES LTD., 1050 RALSTON AVENUE, BELMONT, CA 94002. This business is being conducted by a limited 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 Clerk-Recorder 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 Clerk-Recorder 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124780 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MINI NOTARY, 310 HARBOR DR., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: JANICE L. CALLON, 310 HARBOR DR., 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124766 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EUPHORIA SPA, 1104 LINCOLN AVE. SUITE 1, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SON SUN SEO, 2005 MISSION ST. #45, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. 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 18, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124745 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as E3: EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE & EQUITY, 1010 LOOTENS PLACE STE.17, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FUTURE LEADERS FOR PEACE, 2910 DERBY ST., BERKELEY, CA 94705. 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 August 16, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010124784 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FOXFIRE COMMUNICATIONS, 80 CORTE TOLUCA, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: FOXFIRE CAPITAL, 80 CORTE TOLUCA, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124809 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SHROOMIN NEWMANS PHILIN STATION, 139 MONO AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: DANIEL W. MACLENNAN, 139 MONO AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930; PHIL NEARY, 139 MONO AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 23, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 24, 2010. (Publication Dates: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010)

997 All Other Legals 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

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›› STARSTREAM by Lynda Ray

Week of August 26-September 1, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) It can be a little bewildering when your ruler (I-can-do-it-myself Mars) occupies the sign let’s-do-it-together Libra. The changeable Moon in your sign on Friday and Saturday brings enough emotional mood swings to make even the most loyal partner have second thoughts about going anywhere with you. Getting over it is easy. You simply need to indulge yourself on Sunday and Monday. Go ahead. The economy thanks you for your generosity. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) You awake Friday morning in a state of worry. Be realistic. Saturn in your house of details can cause you to make entire mountain ranges out of molehills. Since Saturn is going to be around for a couple of years, you should start learning to tell the difference between vital and trivial. Meanwhile, the Moon in your sign on Sunday and Monday enhances your intuition. This goes in the vital column. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Disruptive Uranus has backed into your house of authority figures, which could cause upsets between you and your boss, you and a parent or you and an officer of the law. Try to keep your cool when all around you are losing theirs. Meantime, artsy Venus and creative Mars spend another week helping you express your talents. Pay no attention to what sensible Saturn says about wasting your time writing a blog no one reads. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Friday and Saturday’s fiery Aries Moon can bring irritation or adventure. The Moon in relaxed Taurus gives you that peaceful easy feeling on Sunday and Monday. And, while you’re not completely happy having fast-paced Mars in the domestic sector of your chart, you’re certainly able to throw together an impressive dinner party in no time flat. I’ll be right over. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Now that your ruler (the flamboyant Sun) is in the discreet sign of Virgo, you are expected to be a bit more subdued. If you happen to be looking for romance, you don’t have to go far. This means taking your neighbor seriously when she says she knows “the perfect person” for you. In regard to money, nothing has changed from last week. Hide the credit cards. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Having your ruler (clever Mercury) moving retrograde during your birthday celebration requires a sense of humor. First of all, most plans are likely to suffer from some sort of mishap including any friendly intentions to throw a party. As for your upcoming year, making money via creative efforts will be challenging, but not impossible. So, how is that counterfeiting project coming anyway? LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) The mushy Moon in your relationship house on Friday and Saturday puts you in the mood for togetherness. Now if you can stop giving out mixed messages, you’re all set for a romantic time. (Stern Saturn, lovable Venus and argumentative Mars all in your sign? Definitely mixed messages.) Meanwhile, your dreams are quite vivid at the moment, but that doesn’t mean they are prophetic. They are, in fact, for entertainment purposes only. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Being the private type, you rarely get involved with large groups or organizations. That’s why the current emphasis on your house of group activities is a bit uncomfortable for you. Nevertheless, you should accept invitations—even if you know there will be people there that you don’t know or don’t want to know. Spending an evening or two with a crowd will not destroy your mystique. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) For the next couple of weeks, you might receive public notice for saying the wrong things at the wrong times. What you call “honesty,” others call “tactlessness.” The belief that there is no such thing as bad publicity is one way of rationalizing this; however, judgmental Saturn continues to lecture your ruler, jovial Jupiter, on the perils of being overly optimistic. Fortunately, neither you nor Jupiter is paying the least bit of attention. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Your ruler (responsible Saturn) is in the ever so polite sign of Libra for an extended time, meaning that for the next two years you will be particularly dedicated to minding your manners and making sure that you are always fair to everyone. This will enhance your appeal as others appreciate your newly balanced outlook on life. You may not be able to make ruthless business decisions, but you will be invited to all the best parties. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The presence of charming Venus and adventurous Mars in your house of travel is lovely for taking a trip. And, it is one way to escape the continuing pressure from powerful Pluto in your house of the unconscious insisting that you confront your hidden demons. This is why leaving Pluto behind while you run off with Venus and Mars is such a brilliant solution. Don’t worry. I won’t tell Pluto where you’ve gone.... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Now that rebellious Uranus has returned to your sign, you’re ready to leap out of the fish tank into the open sea. There is something about playing it safe that seems boring. The problem is that you are not innately a risk taker. Normally, you would rather evade a confrontation. Unless, of course, someone is floundering and needs your help. You have two roles you love to play: the rescuer and the one in need of rescue. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 33


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ADViCE GODDESS®

by Amy Alkon

Q:

There’s never a good time to break up with your girlfriend, but there is a really bad time, and that’s what I chose. I did it over the phone as she was boarding a plane to attend her best friend’s wedding. I thought it would be good for her to be with friends after hearing the news, but it ruined her weekend. She pretty much thinks I’m a terrible self-centered idiot, and she’s right. Here’s the good part: I want her back. I’m really not sure why I did it in the first place. I guess I thought she’d be better off without me, and enjoy city life while she’s young and single. (She’s 26, I’m 31.) Now I can’t sleep, eat or think without her, but she won’t even talk to me. We used to love sitting in a chair together reading your column on weekends. I’d give anything to be back in that chair with her, reading this and your answer.—Heartbroken

A:

Accidents do happen. If you aren’t careful, you might walk into a plate glass window or methodically go on the Internet to gauge the exact time your girlfriend’s plane is leaving, dial her cell, wait for her to answer and— whoops!—announce that you’re dumping her...just in time for the flight attendant to announce, “Please turn off all electronic devices, and sit back and enjoy your flight.” There actually is a good time to break up with somebody, and it’s when you’re sure the relationship’s over. Accordingly, there’s a good time to figure out why you’re breaking up, and that’s before you do the deed. And, why did you break up with your girlfriend? Here’s the good part: You’re still not sure! Luckily, you don’t let that stop you from spinning this as some benevolent act on your part. Yeah, sure, you only dumped her to make her happy. You just want her to enjoy herself while she still has her youth. Want to do a good deed? Buy a homeless guy new shoes and a turkey sandwich. Want to do right by your girlfriend? Figure out why you dumped her. Commitment issues? Pre-emptive abandonment (ditching her before she ditches you)? Only if you let her know exactly what she’s dealing with can she assess whether it makes sense to give you another shot, which she can’t with “it was just one of those random acts of blithering idiocy.” If you’ve had a pretty good record with her up till now (you’ve never left her at the mall or anything), you might be able to worm your way back in. You need to express deep remorse for what you did and beg her to take you back (be specific about why she’s so great and why you’re great together). Of course, getting her to even talk to you will take an act of romantic restitution. (Think John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, standing under his girlfriend’s bedroom window, boom box over his head, blasting Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”) Women are suckers for having a great romantic story to tell, especially one where the guy shows that he gets what an idiot he was to ever take the woman for granted—and not just because he called a friend: “Broke up with her this morning.” Friend: “Dude. She was hot. What’d you do that for?” Guy: “Damn, you’re right. I’ll call back and tell her I was just messing around.”

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I really like this guy I’ve started dating. We’ve only kissed once. He’s not a great kisser. Can you teach somebody to kiss better? My girlfriends say a bad kisser is a deal breaker.—Wondering

A:

With friends like yours, Snow White would still be in a coma. The prince would maybe put too much saliva into the kiss, and she’d wake up for a moment—just long enough to exclaim, “Eeeuw! You kiss bad!”—then pull the silk pillow over her head and go back to bed for the rest of her life. Come on, the guy kissed you once. Even criminals get a second chance. You can’t change a man’s character, but you can whisper in his ear, “softer” or “a little slower.” Don’t make it about what he’s doing wrong but about what you really like. Kiss him the way you want to be kissed. If need be, tell him what turns you on, like how you love gentle biting on your bottom lip (as grateful as you are to have discovered what it’s like to close your eyes and be licked upside the mouth by a romantically minded Great Dane). ✹ © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 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. Registrant’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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304218 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): EUPHORIA SPA, 1104 LINCOLN AVE. SUITE 1, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: October 1, 2008. Under File No: 2008118722. Registrant’s Name(s): LIU JI CHEN, 202 KENT AVE., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on August 18, 2010. (Pacific Sun: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010) SUMMONS AMENDED (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): VCU 10-236793 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): L. RYDMAN AND ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS CLAIMING INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS “THE EAST 20.38 FEET OF LOT 16 AND THE WEST 36.27 FEET OF LOT 17 IN BLOCK 3 OF VISALIA HOME BUILDER’S NO.2 ADDITION TO THE CITY OF VISALIA, COUNTY OF TULARE AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 17, PG 32 MAPS, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY.” YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): BRIAN A. DUNN. NOTICE!You have been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escucher su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tienne 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y

hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California. (www.sucorte. ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacian de $10,000 a más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesian de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es) TULARE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, VISALIA DIVISION, 221 S. MOONEY BLVD., VISALIA, CA 93291. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante es): BRIAN A. DUNN, 1510 W. MINERAL KING AVE., VISALIA, CA 93291, TEL (559)936-5163. Date (Fecha): June 25, 2010 /s/ LaRayne Cleek, Clerk, by (Secretario); Samantha Quevedo, Deputy (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2010)

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