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›› LETTERS If Prop. 21 falls in an empty forest will it still make a sound? I disagree with your support for Prop. 21 [“Pacific Sun Endorsements,” Oct. 8], which calls for an $18 annual vehicle-license fee to help fund state parks and wildlife programs. State parks are in pretty good shape; their Et tu, Smith? budget has not been cut that drastically and most of the partial closures etc., proposed last year, did not happen—and didn’t need to happen. Most of the information we’re hearing about state parks is coming from state-park officials, who have an obvious self-interest in swaying public opinion. If a few changes were made in how state parks were run, the current budget would more than suffice to run the parks without any noticeable difference in service. Also, I’m not sure it’s fair to ask the people who never use state parks to pay the fees for those who use them all the time. I’m not opposed to the increase in vehicle license fees, but I think the money could be better spent. Helping those in need or, as a believer in “use taxes,” fixing the roads. P.S.: I worked as a seasonal at state parks for five years and hope to work there again so, if you print this letter, I’d rather you not give my name. Ranger Smith, Jellystone Park

Hey government...get your hands off my Social Security! So we’re being f*&#ed over again by the federal government. No Social Security raises this year; none last year. I have to assume the feds didn’t give any of their gazillion workers any raises in two years, and that my insurance (home, car, flood, health) and taxes (homeowners) and food and gas went up in the last two years. Only in my dreams. I mean the government said there was no reason for a raise in Social Security benefits, that some index or other hadn’t gone up...and they know best (pardon me while I puke). I suggest everyone use the same “creative accounting” as the feds do, and give yourself a raise by paying less taxes to them this year than they are entitled to. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

Don’t throw out the tools! Your endorsements in the MMWD election races were right on. Measure T proponents, and challengers to incumbents up for re-election, have made objections to the desalination plant, on which the district conducted environmental review, their core issue. As desal technology—its costs, energy needs and purification methods—evolves, is it not possible that advances in the science might resolve problems these proponents have with the existing model? Or, that rainfall could again decline to the point that a backup water supply is needed temporarily? Current water board members consider conservation their primary tool against future drought—and for almost 20 years the district has fielded rebate programs, modernized operations, and expanded the use of recycled water to deter the need for expensive new

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Rev. Spahr appeals church ruling The appeal says the decision of the panel of ministers and church elders who rebuked Spahr after an August trial in a Napa church courtroom “constitutes injustice.” Read the... Wash Away MMWD Incumbents and Their Cynical Ballot Measure Our voters now have a rare and critically-important opportunity to assert a more democratic, frugal, environmentally-sound water policy.

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com supply options. Hopefully, sufficient rain will continue to fall, and Marin residents will become so Spartan in their water use that conservation will forestall ever having to contemplate desalination. That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t remain in the toolbox. Measure S on the ballot would reinforce the district’s existing policy of requiring voter approval for construction of a desal plant, but would allow the board to continue to evaluate the option—which Measure T would prohibit. Please vote to retain all four MMWD incumbents—David Behar, Jack Gibson, Cynthia Koehler and Armando Quintero. And to preserve the district’s ability to responsibly serve its users, vote Yes on Measure S and No on Measure T. Ann Thomas, MMWD customer

You say ‘fees,’ I say ‘taxes’— let’s call the whole thing off Some of your endorsements approve of taxes (you may call them “bonds” or “fees,” but a lot of them are taxes) with increases to meet “cost of living increases.” The United States government says there is no inflation and, therefore, according to the financial geniuses in the recent cabinets of Bush 43 and Bush 44 (aka Obama), there is no cost of living increase in my Social Security check. So how can you be so cavalier about approving ballot initiatives that have actual cost increases? Paterson Dave, Fairfax

More carping about the Field of Dogs My stories are about a female goldfish named Perlie who likes to go on fantasy trips. This time, she’s campaigning against the proposed public safety building to replace the dog park in Santa Venetia. Perlie Gold is Initiative process has on a mission at the been hijacked by Field of Dogs in Cyprinid interests! Santa Venetia. She is first making new canine friends to help beef up her campaign against the proposed con-

struction of the public safety building in place of the dog park. Sixteen dogs of various sizes and breeds are friendly with Perlie, since she’s been launching her campaign. Circulating petitions each chance she and her dog friends get, even on weekends, is one of Perlie’s goals to prevent the construction of this building, replacing the Field of Dogs. So far, she’s collected 900 signatures and is proud of herself, and her 16 friends are right behind her all the way. As soon as she collects 1,000 required signatures, she’s going to the Marin Board of Supervisors’ meetings where the public has opportunities to speak, three minutes maximum per person. So she spoke one evening when this was her second time being at this meeting. Perlie said how much the Field of Dogs means to her and all the dogs and people who visit, and how important this dog park is to everyone involved. Marie Tannyhill, San Rafael

This Tea Party for Mad Hatters only We should call the Tea Party for what it really is—the Wet Tea Bag Party, serving up weak tea for the American people! And the only reason a lot of people are buying into that No New Ideas rhetoric is because people are hurting out there and job recovery is slow. But, hey, what’s the alternative—returning to the days of yesteryear with “Bush Lite” running things? All they were serving up was “weak beer” for the people and look what happened! Now we’ve got “Palin’s Airheads” leading their parade serving up the Weak Tea Combo of tax cuts for the rich, etc., that we already know produces no new jobs, only more money for the Big Banks to hold onto and do nothing with. It’s time again, as in 2008, for the people to rally around the Democrats and real leadership to keep economic growth growing. Keep new jobs coming and rebuild the American economic engine that has always produced better results than the Republicans can ever hope to attain. The Republican Party is the party of the past and same old same old. The Democratic Party is the party of the future and the promise of the American Dream realized. Vote your conscience in 2010! Charles Lobdell, Marin

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Marin Superior Court judge has in the country. ruled that critics of a plan to expand In the lawsuit that culminated an eightcapacity at Novato’s Redwood Land- year battle, No Wetlands claims that the fill have the right to appeal a controversial county failed to analyze fully the environenvironmental impact report to the Board mental risks to groundwater from toxic of Supervisors. materials in the landfill that could leach But the supervisors are maintaining that into the ground. The group also contends hearing an appeal is not within their realm that the county failed to properly assess the of responsibilities. The disagreement has consequences of smog and fine particulate considerable conmatter emanating sequences because The debate over whether the from the landfill; Marin Superior Court county should allow the expangreenhouse gas emisJudge James Ritchie sions from rotting ruled that while No sion has focused attention on organic material at Wetlands Landfill Ex- a solid waste-facility approval the facility; and the pansion, the plaintiff effects of expanding process that’s as confusing as that challenged the the landfill on nearby environmental report, M. C. Esher at his most abstruse. wetlands along the is appealing the report, Petaluma River— the county must “set aside and vacate certi- which is especially pertinent considering fication of the EIR....” That effectively rolls the possibility of a rise in sea level due back the landfill’s operating permit to the to global warming; the nearby Petaluma conditions that existed before the landfill ap- Marsh is the largest pristine marsh on the plied for a new operating permit for the facil- West Coast. ity, which is owned by Houston-based Waste Redwood Landfill officials have mainManagement Inc., the largest waste company tained that these concerns are ad10 >

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›› NEWSGRAMS McNamara to receive Milley Former Pacific Sun editor and publisher Steve McNamara will be honored for his contributions to the Marin County community at the 16th annual Milley Award ceremony this Sunday. McNamara, who purchased the Pacific Sun in 1966 from a“mom and pop”who ran the paper in back of the Stinson Market for three years, made a bold move which has forever changed news reporting on the West Coast.The second-oldest alternative weekly in the country, the Pacific Sun followed in the footsteps of New York’s Village Voice in hopes of bringing a feisty progressive publication to Marin during the political upheaval and consciousness-raising times of the 1960s. Running the paper was also a family affair, as McNamara’s wife, Kay, played many roles in the office before pursuing her career in marriage and family therapy. After nearly 40 Steve and Kay McNamara years with the Pacific Sun, McNamara sold the paper to Embarcadero Media in 2004. Today, McNamara serves as an advisor for the San Quentin News, the only inmate-produced paper in California.“I’ve really become friends with many of them,”says McNamara, of the inmates he works with.“We have a shared objective of putting out a good paper.” McNamara’s role at San Quentin came through researching a book he is working on about the human qualities and motivations around compassion and generosity. In addition to spending several days a week working passionately on the prison’s paper, McNamara serves as senior editor at Marin-based SuperTopo publishing company. The current staff at the Pacific Sun offers a heart-felt congratulations on this well-deserved award. The Milley Awards committee recognizes those in Mill Valley who have brought great honor to the community through community involvement. Steve McNamara accepts his award during the annual dinner on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5pm at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, $65. For information call 415/721-1906—Dani Burlison Rev. Spahr appeals church ruling Rev. Janie Spahr has appealed a Presbyterian court decision that she violated church law when she performed state-sanctioned weddings of gay and lesbian couples in 2008. The appeal says the decision of the panel of ministers and church elders who rebuked Spahr after an August trial in a Napa church courtroom “constitutes injustice.” Filed last week, the appeal also says the panel erred in its constitutional interpretation of the gospel and the church’s constitution. Moreover, the appeal says the panel’s verdict “contradicts its own findings that Rev. Spahr was faithful to both Scripture and the Constitution in celebrating marriages of same-gender couples.” The pastor who recently retired to San Francisco from her San Rafael-based ministry performed the gay and lesbian marriages in question from June through November 2008, when same-sex couples could legally marry in California. Spahr’s legal team contended that nothing in church law forbids a minister from performing homosexual weddings.The prosecution argued that a decision in a prior church case against Spahr prohibits ministers from marrying gays and lesbians. —Ronnie Cohen

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“insubstantial” soon flowed—and that’s just what she had to say about the set design. Von Buchau saved her more severe virulence for the performers themselves: “Miss Resnik should retire gracefully,” she suggested about one familiar supporting singer who played her usual “old hag” role. And leading lady Galina Vishnevskaya was “a silly, vain prima donna who can’t control her voice” and delivered “one of the most awful performances [von Buchau had] ever been forced to sit through.” She also observed that the people were covering their ears when Vishnevskaya sang and that, when her character committed suicide, the audience watched with “undisguised relief.” Despite it all, von Buchau probably wouldn’t have curried the wrath of Adler had she not put the “blame for this debacle” on conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, whom Adler had famously helped escape Soviet Russia in 1974. “He should have been booed,” von Buchau said about the human-rightschampioning cellist widely considered one of the greatest string musicians of the 20th century. “Erratic,” “interminable,” “leadenly,” “amateurish,” “ineptitude,” “novice” and “four-alarm fizzle” also made their appearance before the writer finished her leitmotif on the maestro. Despite the broadly over-the-top libretto of her review, indignant colleagues shilled out for von Buchau’s opera tickets the remainder of the year, and Adler restored her press seats the following season. The Pacific Sun’s “farsa von Buchau” had officially closed. Von Buchau’s legendary rants about film, food and music continued in the Sun for 30 more tempestuous years. She died alone in her Larkspur home in December 2006 from complications associated with diabetes; the 67-year-old had also been hobbled by a nasty spill while attending a recent SF Opera production. At the time of her death she was pounding away on what would be her final opera review for the Pacific Sun. ✹ Belt out your arias to Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com.

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1. Meg Whitman has announced that, on her first day as governor, she would suspend AB 32, what bill signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2006? 2. What candy bar, introduced in 1932, was named after a group of literary figures? 8a 3. Although they have a very poor sense of smell, what dogs are great hunters because they have better eyesight than any other dog? 4. All of Shakespeare’s plays were written over a span of 22 years. Name any five-year period, and if it is completely included in the 22-year span, you get credit for the correct answer. 5. What 2004 movie sequel starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts had a numerical title? 6. Identify the highest mountain in each of these 8b places: 6a. Japan 6b. Africa 6c. United States 7. To celebrate the 1869 opening of the Suez Canal, the Egyptian ruler commissioned a well-known composer to write a spectacular opera, complete with elephants. What opera, which composer? 8. Pictured at right: Hot, Hot, Hot 8a. One of his most famous music hits has a very 8c hot title 8b. 18th-century Scottish poet 8c. Also known as the queen of disco, she has a hot name 9. As a result of the recession, General Motors in April 2009 laid off 23,000 workers, cut its dealer network by 40 percent and dropped what 82-year-old GM brand? 10. If you draw one card from a normal deck, what is the probability that it will be a jack, queen, king or red card? BONUS: In March 2010, Maryland state Representative Henry Heller proposed to bring his state “into the enlightened world of other states such as West Virginia and Arkansas,” by making Maryland the 25th state to legally prohibit marriage between whom? 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) Answers to howard1@triviacafe.com; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit! on page 31

± Lately, people all over Marin are simply hanging out—their laundry, that is. From lacy lingerie to tighty whities, folks are showing their skivvies to the world in an effort to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and evoke nostalgic thoughts of helping their mother fold sun-kissed laundry. Lovise, a Sausalito houseboat hanger, contends with wind blowing her laundry into the bay, but she just rinses it out and hangs it back up. Our own Pac Sun editor Jason Walsh and his wife never use a dryer, hanging their clothes on a variety of outside lines [Editor’s note: Thanks Nikki, my wife, Joanne, is the primary “hero” for spearheading our no-dryer initiative]. Thank you environmentally conscious Marinites for hanging out the green line we all need to cross.

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The fat lady was singing 35 years ago this week—and the San Francisco Opera was everything it could to years ago doing get her to shut her trap. Pacific Sun arts reviewer Stephanie von Buchau may truly have been larger than life—the hefty writer had been charitably described by past Pac Sun editors as “Valkyrian”—but any weight she had within the Bay Area arts community was down to her passionate—and typically scathing—write-ups about the few films or performances she loved, and the many, many, many she loathed. And staying true to F. Scott F i t z g e r a l d ’s remark about there being no second acts in American lives, von Buchau skipped right to the climactic cadenza of her career 35 years ago this week in her review of SF Opera’s production of Pique Dame—a savage ap- Von Buchau, circa the early ‘70s. praisal of the Tchaikovsky work that got her banned by the nationally renowned opera house in a move that spurred outrage across the country from fellow music critics and writers who charged to her defense. “Apparently [at SF Opera], differences of opinion don’t make a horse race, but lead instead to other more earthy equine byproducts,” seethed an editorial in the Sun, following the writer’s barring. “In a fit of pique worthy of Callas in her prime, the San Francisco Opera Company has canceled the press tickets of Sun reviewer Stephanie von Buchau for what SFOC boss Kurt Adler called her ‘insulting’ review of Pique Dame.” While the opera company may have been overly sensitive in banning a critic for a negative write-up, its description of the review as “insulting” was actually a lesson in understatement. Von Buchau opened her review by noting the opera company’s “sad tradition of doing Verdi poorly” and added that Tchaikovsky may be beyond SF Opera’s abilities as well. It was about the nicest thing she had to say about the company’s rendering of Pique Dame. The words “inept,” “ludicrous,” “disastrous,” “horrors,” “insidious” “grotesque” and

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expansion permit was complete. He then testimony to the record. Smith had met sent the permit to the state waste board for the letter of the law and acted as other loconsiderationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it was approved. cal enforcement agencies in the state. Critics said the process cut the public Arnold, whose district includes the landout of considering what could be signiďŹ ďŹ ll, called for an additional public hearing. cant environmental questions contained The effort failed to assuage critics, who (or not contained) in the report. maintain that their intention is not to When the Planning Commission was close the landďŹ ll but to push the county considering the environmental report, staff and Waste Management into a more and commissioners said critics would have vigorous effort at protecting the environan opportunity to add their concerns and ment and moving toward zero waste. They make their suggesadhere to four printions before the perciples: 1.) Ban green mit went to the state The expansion critics also have and organic waste waste board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The seized on issues surrounding the from the landďŹ ll and Planning Commission proposed capacity increase to convert it to a resaid there was going to source in a way that be [hearings on two spotlight their call for a county reduces greenhouse issues],â&#x20AC;? says Bruce zero-waste program that goes gas emissions. 2.) Baum, a member of Adopt a mitigation far beyond current efforts. No Wetlands and the fee, a tipping fee, Green Coalition. One that would discourfocus of the hearings would be on the sub- age waste and fund zero-waste programs stance of whether the EIR was accurate, and and pay for an independent monitor who the other was supposed to be on the merits would report to the community. 3.) Reof an expansion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They never held the merits quire strong earthquake, groundwater and [hearing]. We never had a chance to discuss ďŹ&#x201A;ood protection. 4.) Insist on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;real ďŹ nanalternatives to the landďŹ ll.â&#x20AC;? cial guaranteeâ&#x20AC;? to cover costs associated The critics wanted their public day in with an â&#x20AC;&#x153;inevitable toxic cleanupâ&#x20AC;? when court. They thought they might have a the landďŹ ll, like virtually all landďŹ lls, fails. chance when Smith, the local enforcement While ďŹ nancial assurances do exist to agent, held his required public hearing. cover post-closure costs for 30 years, landCritics then learned the hearing was inďŹ ll-expansion critics say the amount of the tended only for â&#x20AC;&#x153;informational purposes.â&#x20AC;? assurances are insufďŹ cient. And, they ask, They would have no chance to add their what happens in year 31? An addi- 11 >

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wo Marin County women, who have worked for decades to steer the breast cancer agenda toward examining environmental causes, have been appointed to a federal committee focused on the role of chemicals and other toxins in the killer disease. Janice Barlow, executive director of Zero Breast Cancer, and Jeanne Rizzo, president of the Breast Cancer Fund, will fill two of six advocate spots on the newly formed Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee. “This is at the highest level,” Rizzo said in a recent telephone interview. “How can you do research that will give us information to turn the tide on cancer? That’s what I’m hoping the federal panel will do.” The committee will develop recommendations to improve existing breast cancer research programs and to create a strategic plan for tackling environmental links to breast cancer. It is the sort of plan for which Barlow and Rizzo and their organizations have long campaigned. In addition to the advocates, the 19member committee includes scientists and physicians from universities and nonprofit organizations around the United States as well as from federal agencies, including the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. “These are the experts who are report-

ing directly to the White House. I feel like we’ve got a window now where we’ve got people in place who understand this,” Rizzo said. “This is our time,” she added. Rizzo, who lives in Tiburon, said she believes Obama administration officials subscribe to the view that she and many in the local breast cancer community have long espoused—that chemicals and other environmental toxins contribute to breast cancer, and the precautionary principle should be applied to stop them from getting into our environment. Rizzo applauded a recent White House cancer panel report urging President Barack Obama to use his office to get rid of ubiquitous carcinogens. “The American people—even before they are born—are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures,” says a letter introducing the report to Obama. “The panel urges you most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.” Rizzo expressed giddy enthusiasm for the administration’s interest in branching out from the breast cancer war’s emphasis on finding a cure to examining the environmental causes of the cancer that kills some

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to the contention that the county is more or less an innocent bystander in the proceedings, and that the LEA is a state representative acting as a state agent, Newell says, “The county is the one that elected to have local control over the landfill. It could have allowed the state to issue the permit, but it said we will do it.” The Solid Waste Act gives counties the option of maintaining local control, and Marin County took that option when it designated the environmental health services as the local enforcement agency back in 1977, before the current proposal to expand capacity at Redwood Landfill. The LEA also holds responsibility for monitoring and enforcing conditions at the landfill, in addition to other environmental health duties. Judge Ritchie’s ruling throws the landfill permit into limbo. Arnold says the county is assessing its options in consultation with county counsel. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the county files an appeal of the appeal. As for the landfill, Manager Jessica Jones says, “We’re disappointed.” She adds that the landfill, like the county, is assessing its options. The court ruling also has repercussions

tional concern they raised during the process focuses on mitigation measures in the environmental report that call for the landfill to study issues related to water and air consequences—but only after a permit has been granted. They insist that all questions related to possible effects on air and water quality need to be included in the environmental report, and debated—before certification. All those issues—and more—led to the No Wetlands’ suit and to Judge Ritchie’s ruling, which concurs with the No Wetlands assertion that state law (CEQA) mandates that the group has a right to appeal what amounts to a staff (LEA) decision to an elected body in the county (the supervisors). Judge Ritchie rejected the county’s assertion that the supervisors hold an insignificant role in the convoluted process. “The supervisors have the responsibility to hear the appeal and make findings to certify the EIR and to conclude whether the benefits of expanding that dump outweigh the negative effects of the dump,” says Brent Newell, the lawyer who argued the case. Responding

Jeanne Rizzo, left, and Janice Barlow support pre-emptive strategies to deal with environmental causes that lead to breast cancer.

40,000 American women a year. Barlow said she felt honored to be appointed to the committee. “For us, it demonstrates that we’ve reached a national presence to be part of the committee,” she said in a telephone interview. A group of Marin County breast cancer survivors formed Zero Breast Cancer, formerly Marin Breast Cancer Watch, in the 1990s to try to understand why they and their neighbors were more likely to suffer from breast cancer than women elsewhere. So far, researchers have been unable to find a smoking gun to explain the county’s high breast cancer rate and have attributed it to lifestyle factors—such as delaying or not having children, drinking more alcohol and, in the past, taking more hormone-replacement therapy. After an initial meeting of the federal breast cancer panel, Barlow said she felt encouraged about the prospect of funding for major research into environmental breast cancer factors across federal agencies and possibly in

collaboration with international groups. Rizzo said she appreciated having to fill out the multitude of forms disclosing her assets because this indicated a thorough vetting process intended to weed out participants with financial conflicts of interest. Two other Marin County women, Andrea Martin, who founded Breast Cancer Fund, and Francine Levien, who started Marin Breast Watch, died of cancer while pushing researchers and policymakers to examine environmental causes of the disease. “You have a long history of Marin women being in the local, state and national leadership on this,” Rizzo said. “There’s a real intellectual energy, a real sense of inquiry in our community that didn’t just say, ‘oh bummer,’ that really wanted to understand causation.” ✹

for the landfill permit approvals from the regional water board and the air quality board. The water board already has approved the expansion. But the court ruling puts that action in limbo because the water board approval is predicated on a certified EIR, which Judge Ritchie set aside. To complicate matters: Landfillexpansion critics have filed suit against the water board approval. The air board was about to approve the landfill application, but that also now is up in the air, pending the outcome of the judge’s ruling. “Everyone’s scrambling around right now, trying to find out what to do,” says Rebecca Ng, current chief of environmental health services for the county, who adds, “the new permit is probably more protective of the environment than the old permit was.” Expansion critics say they welcome provisions in the new permit that lean toward environmental protection and zero waste, efforts the court’s ruling sets aside, at least temporarily. Proponents of increased protection and environmental surveillance say the time spent in limbo will be well spent if they

can convince the county to add sharper teeth to a landfill permit. These same issues are playing out in hundreds of landfills across the state and the nation. “We just want to protect the environment from the inevitable landfill failure,” says Baum. “We want environmental protections. Just look at the Gulf [of Mexico] and the British Petroleum scenario. Is the Petaluma Marsh safer than the Gulf?” The court ruling is a significant victory, says Newell, “because ultimately, these kinds of issues are political issues, and No Wetlands has succeeded in forcing the supervisors to confront the political nature of allowing this environmental catastrophe to not just continue but to expand.” (The landfill, the county and the LEA, of course, have a different take on the matter.) In a sign of the times, at least on the public relations front, the state waste board recently renamed itself. It’s now called the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). ✹

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living in hillside homes bought when they were younger. Once their mobility is reduced, they can become isolated. You see people who are still smart as a whip, but they can’t participate in the outside world. So on our website, we’re offering different Neighbors pitch in to help seniors remain at home ways for people to connect.” For elders who are not computer savvy, she describes the Senior Center Without by Li n d a X i q u e s Walls, where shut-ins can phone in and be ometimes screwing in a light bulb is for information, such as, ‘I need a plumber, part of a conference call, chatting and havnot a simple thing. Suppose the light can you give me the name of a good one?’ ing discussions with other people while at fixture is on the ceiling and requires ‘I want a caretaker, whom should I call?’ So home. Marin Village will even help seniors a ladder to reach it. Suppose your sense of these kinds of contacts and phone num- get phones with larger buttons and amplibalance is not what it once was and the doc bers are a countywide function. And then fied sound to encourage such interaction. Burnett envisions book clubs, knitting says “no climbing.” Must you call an elec- we have the volunteer component because groups or other classes for active seniors trician to come to your house to change many of the things seniors need are not the a darned light bulb? kind of things you pay evolving in each community “village.” ExcurOr wait until your son for. Number one because sions to the symphony or to museums or arrives for a visit—at people can’t afford to other social events may be arranged. She Christmas? have someone come over expects every “village” group will come up These are the kind of to do one small thing. with its own unique offerings because each niggling, irritating choic...But seniors certainly Marin town is different. “What’s interesting es, multiplied over the can use the services of a to Sausalito might not be what Homestead years, that force seniors neighbor to walk your Valley would like,” she says. Betsy Stroman, a retired attorney who is to think about giving up dog if you’re not feeling heading up the Sausalito “village,” concurs. their homes for the conwell, or help you out with “We had a programs committee with lots venience of residential a small errand.” of ideas, but what we realized is this is not care. But independentAs for the volunteers, minded Marin elders she says, “We know that going to work as a top-down organization. now have another useful many people are quite We have to have events, classes, gatherings option to consider. willing to help out; they that the people who are members want. Officially launched just need a little structure In fact, we had two certified yoga teachers this month, an orgato do so. They don’t want who agreed to teach a free yoga class, but we nization called Marin to run around asking, found no one was interested in taking the Village is part of a na‘What do you need?’ ‘What class...At a recent ‘new members’ reception, tionwide movement to help older people can I do for you?’ And the seniors who do I chatted with people and the two things remain in their own homes as long as pos- need help, if they’ve asked a person more people were most interested in doing were sible. The idea started in the Beacon Hill than once, they get shy about asking again. a book group and a movie series. So we’ll area of Boston when neighbors began talk- They’re reluctant to impose. So we’re trying probably start those up in short order.” As of now, Stroing to each other about their desire to stay to set up a volunteer man says 38 houseput, while acknowledging that they’d need group in each town.” holds and 25 volunsome help in order to do so. A nonprofit Burnett sees Marin teers have signed up association known as Beacon Hill Village Village as a good way Burnett envisions book clubs, in Sausalito. They’re evolved from these beginnings. BHV mem- for adult children to having an official bers can call to get a volunteer to help them offer long-distance knitting groups or other classes “launch party” Oct. with simple chores or errands, or they can aid to their parents. for active seniors evolving in 28 at the Bay Model, get a list of screened service professionals With Marin Village each community “village.” 5-7pm, to introduce to perform more arduous repairs, often at membership, they Marin Village to more a discount. can quickly find help Sausalito residents Articles in the New York Times and the and advice when and recruit additional Wall Street Journal spread news of the Beacon problems arise. local members and volunteers. (Sausalito Hill experiment and inspired similar associaBurnett assures prospective members tions to spring up elsewhere. Loulie Sutro of that all service providers and volunteers residents should phone 415/332-1185 if Kentfield flew to Boston for a Beacon Hill Vil- will be screened before being sent out to they plan to attend.) Marin residents who are interested in lage seminar three years ago, and returned to help. “We do a background check and also promoting a “village” for their community drum up interest among her friends here. Jo a fingerprint scan. These are computerized Burnett of Tiburon is now the executive direc- record checks and we don’t retain the re- should check out the Marin Village webtor of Marin Village, a new countywide infor- ports in our office. All the information is site: www.marinvillage.org. All it takes mation center and administrative core for the completely confidential. We just want to are a few like-minded people to arrange auxiliary “village” groups that are forming in give our members real assurance that any- a planning meeting in someone’s home. the county. Sausalito’s “village” is already up one who comes to their home is trustwor- A representative from Marin Village will and running, and Homestead Valley, Tiburon thy. It’s the same background service that come to give an overview of the project. and Ross Valley are in the planning stages. Whistlestop uses for their volunteers.” (The There are also links on the website for serFor a $200 annual fee, members of Marin Marin Senior Coordinating Council, which vice professionals who wish to be on the Village can access reliable service informa- runs Whistlestop, serves as the fiscal spon- referral list, and of course, information for tion by phone or computer, or obtain the sor for Marin Village while its nonprofit signing up as a member or volunteer. ✹

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ajor League Baseball has managed to weather Bronx cheers over steroid use, collusion by team owners, ballplayer strikes, antitrust reviews and the cancellation of a World Series, but it may not be able to hold up against university professor Robert Elias. In his latest book, The Empire Strikes Out, Elias rips the tarp off longstanding myths about our “national pastime” and its peculiar place in American foreign policy. The Mill Valley father of three once played shortstop for the semipro Altoona Stars in Pennsylvania, holds a doctorate in political science from Penn State University and has written nine books—three on baseball—including a mystery, The Deadly Tools of Ignorance. He teaches a course on Baseball and the American Dream at the University of San Francisco and is married to USF provost Jennifer Turpin. Elias, 60, was on his way to speak at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when I caught up to him just before he left home plate. At one point his cell phone interrupted us with a ring tone of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” ●

them a gift. Play our game and you’ll become eye would be good for rifle marksmanship, and American just like us and that’ll be good. knowing how to throw a baseball correctly would So then, during your research, what was be good for throwing hand grenades. the most profoundly shocking discovery Your book debunks a lot of long-held you made about baseball and its impact on beliefs about organized baseball, the most foreign and military policies? prevalent being—steroids aside for the Unfortunately, there’s almost nothing that moment—the myth of baseball as a carrier shocks me about U.S. foreign policy. I would say of American values, both here and in other that one surprise would be in how much sincere countries. And yet there are numerous exfaith was placed in the game by many people, amples of arrogance, hypocrisy, manipuboth in baseball and the foreign policy eslation, greed, disloyalty, racism. tablishment, that the sport could prevent Yes, and one of the best examples is the war between the U.S. and Japan, battle the major leagues had with by M al Karm an leading up to World War II. [In the Mexican League after World 1934, when millions jammed the War II when Jorge Pasquel, who streets of Tokyo to see Babe Ruth on tour, was the head of that league, started raidthat did a lot to dispel virulent anti-Ameriing players from the major leagues claiming, canism, at least temporarily.] “Well you’ve been raiding our players, why can’t I guess I was also surprised about how seriously we do it in return? We’re happy to have your playbaseball skills were taken by the U.S. military. In ers if they want to play for us and, by the way, we’ll the early- to mid-20th century, as America began pay them more money than you will. And then, at emerging in the world, taking on a more imperial the end of the season, we’ll have a true World Seorientation—the creation of the great fleet, the ries, or at least a semblance of one.” But the major Navy going abroad and announcing that America leagues wouldn’t have anything to do with it. In was a world player—many, including Theodore fact, they started pressuring U.S. sporting goods Roosevelt, thought football, with its virility and companies to stop selling equipment to the Mexiviolence, was the sport for America. So basecan League. The commissioner [Happy Chandler] ball did everything to establish its own military created a blacklist and banned [18 jumpers] from or martial credentials. It became important to Major League Baseball for five years. develop baseball skills for youth because that Major League Baseball thought they were would translate into skills for soldiers. The batting disloyal? The same bunch of snakes who 14 >

What was your motivation for writing The Empire Strikes Out? I was thinking through what I was covering in my [USF] course, looking at American history and American politics over a long period of time using baseball as a lens or mirror on society. But I began to realize I was leaving out how baseball operated outside the country. It wasn’t just that baseball happened to be played in Japan and Cuba and the Caribbean—it had been carried there, usually by the military. Baseball had been in a relationship with the way that America had extended itself abroad. The more I looked, the more I kept finding baseball in relation to U.S. military policy, foreign policy, globalization policy. There are numerous incidents of American imperialism and insensitivity to other cultures. And, in reading your book, I discover Major League Baseball often seems to be a mirror of that. Yes, there is a lot there that is troubling. But, at the same, there were a lot of true believers that America really was special and, if we were aggressive or tried to impose our values, that was actually going to be good for the people on whose lives we were intervening. Many actually believed we were giving

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was not invented but where the Hall of Fame was set up under ness of the game. No one comes at your groin with his spikes up in football. Or throws a 100 mph fastball at the presumption that it was invented there, even though wouldn’t give a lot of ballplayers their jobs back when your head. people knew it wasn’t—and not by Abner Doubleday. they got home from World War II? That’s true. It’s not as if there is no violence in baseball. But he gets credit for it, how? There was even federal legislation that required them to do How do you view racism in MLB’s past? Or the big There was concern that baseball might not be native to so. And MLB didn’t do it. A few people challenged this and MLB decline of African-Americans in the game today? America. The most frequent claim was that baseball was just settled out of court because they didn’t want to end up with a Wow. [long pause] I do give baseball credit for knocking a spin-off of an English children’s game called rounders. That formal legal finding against them. Sure, just wouldn’t do. There had to be some- down the color barrier and I think that’s an inspiring story, they took the big stars back, but there thing that was quintessentially Ameri- maybe not a perfect story and I am concerned about the were hundreds who didn’t get jobs can [because] for almost a century after pace after that. Other sports progressed more rapidly. As back. No one forced them to, so MLB the revolution, the U.S. was still suf- many as 27 percent were African-American in the early ’70s got away with it. fering from an inferiority complex. It and now it’s down to no more than 8 percent, and a lot of They seem to have this bullycouldn’t bear the thought that this was that has to do with how expensive it is to get equipped for pulpit belief that they can do a British game. So amidst this debate baseball. Dozens of fields and sandlots in the inner cities whatever they want. You see it in about the evolution of baseball, along have been paved over in the last decades. Organized basequestionable military action— comes Albert Spalding who sets up the ball hasn’t taken the decline seriously enough because it has one example being George Mills Commission to investigate, but he this reservoir of Caribbean players who are much cheaper. Bush’s invasion of Iraq that he carefully selects who will be on it, so They find these 11- and 12-year-olds and lure them from insisted was a war being fought that there will be no one who believes school for very little until they’re old enough to play. by a coalition—and you see it in rounders is the origin of baseball. One They’re largely without agents, they’re outside of the draft. baseball, in its refusal to open person claims he grew up with Abner But if there’s an African-American who is good enough, up the game to international Doubleday in Cooperstown and he then you’ll have to pay him substantial money as compared competition. laid out the bases and invented the to a couple thousand dollars to pick up just about anyone Part of that is due to this ingrained game. Why was Doubleday impor- in the Caribbean who might not have an alternative with notion that nobody can play baseball as well as the Americans. We are the In 1946, a talented 20-year-old Caribbean pitcher named tant? Because he was a famous gen- football or basketball or anything else for that matter. I was startled to read the passage in your book about eral and a hero. Spalding thought this world. The label World Series was Fidel Castro tried out for the Washington Senators. When Fidel Castro getting a serious tryout with the Washwas great, it allowed baseball to congiven in 1903, when we had just barely he didn’t make the team, he ‘returned to Cuba to pursue nect to the military. But Doubleday ington Senators. If they had given him a contract for a become players in the world, and we other interests.’ was dead by this time and couldn’t couple thousand dollars, we might have had a different still thought we were the world. This speak up to dispel the myth. Doubleday didn’t invent base- path in history. No Bay of Pigs, no Cuban missile crisis— is just arrogance. It’s not as if other countries didn’t try—cermaybe no JFK assassination. ball, baseball invented Doubleday. tainly Japan got very active in baseball and probably has come That’s right. It’s something to think about, but it’s not clear Another myth, that baseball reaffirms so-called trathe closest to being a real competitor. Japan has been pushing he had the skills. He went on to other really hard to have the World Baseball Classic held there. But ditional values, somehow seems things. [Senator] Eugene McCarthy to hang on. And yet we see greed [MLB Commissioner Bud] Selig has been pushing back, pushsaid, “He was turned down because he on the part of the owners, greed ing back, pushing back. No, it’s gotta happen here, it’s our clasdidn’t have a major league fastball. An sic. It may be called the World Baseball Classic but it’s our classic on the part of the players, liars aspiring pitching ace spurned can be a and we get to decide where it’s going to be and who’s going to be like Mark McGwire and Rafael dangerous man with a long memory.” Palmeiro, cheaters like Sammy invited. And it’s been a very profitable enterprise for them. You write of baseball’s declinSosa and Barry Bonds, who may Shouldn’t there be some true regulatory body overing grip on Americans in the ‘60s. end up in the hall of fame—Roger seeing baseball owners who, many believe, knew all Other wars hadn’t hurt baseball Maris, who probably didn’t cheat, about steroids while it was going on? nearly as much. What was it about won’t—but the notion that baseYeah, there’s no doubt about that. Vietnam that triggered this? ball symbolizes traditional valIt seems to me that being able to hire your own comTo think that Vietnam was the ues, I mean where do we get this missioner is analogous to pharmaceutical companies only one where there were protests is from? approving their own drugs for the marketplace. a misconception. But the scale of the Yeah, that’s a hard one. What you’ve There’s this whole issue about the exemption MLB has protests was bigger and you actually got is a history of baseball associating from antitrust laws. It still operates outside of antitrust had players coming out and expressitself with what it thought were positive scrutiny, which also allows it to operate outside of a more ing their opposition, or at least their values, and that was bought extensively. general scrutiny as compared to other institutions, or even concern—even players like Tom In Ken Burns’ fi lm about baseball, there’s other sports. And the whole premise that it should be exempt Seaver, Tug McGraw. Some went over a segment that talks about the [fi xed] from antitrust in the first place came from silliness uttered by there and came back cheerleaders. 1919 World Series and how much of a Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in 1922, which Others came back and were shaking shock it was to the nation because of this has since been reaffirmed and reaffirmed. Well, it looks like their heads. And they were marginnotion that baseball does contain these a business and it operates across state lines and seems like it alized for it. There was also a sense sacred values. Whether it was actually Baseball and the U.S. military teamed up for this World should be subject to antitrust, but it’s not. Why? Well because during that period that sports had the true or not is quite another issue. Well, War II-era ad campaign that would’ve made even Joe it’s the “national pastime.” wrong set of values, that they were I’ll ask, is baseball any worse than any Camel blush. So if that phrase had never come into public conassociated with the wrong things that other institution in American society? sciousness, would that have altered the perception that America was doing, too closely attached to military policies I would put it up against the Delancey Street Foundait should get antitrust protection? and foreign policies. tion and say baseball is not going to look very good. You know it was first designated as such in the 1850s. It What about this myth that baseball made people OK. Fair enough. Yeah. I guess I’m hopeful that baseball made it more patriotic and you get to build popularity and into patriots. can go in the right direction. It hasn’t been. Maybe it’s a pipe profits around that. And so protecting that structure from I think baseball tries to portray itself as patriotic. A lot of dream of mine, but I hope it can. emerging laws was very important. And there’s always this things at ballparks are patriotic displays. Coming out to the Is this why football has overtaken baseball in popunostalgic thing about baseball, even though it’s filled with games enlists you in that and if you are there, it’s assumed myths—that it’s quintessentially American and carries a set larity, or is it something else? we’ll be waving flags and having planes fly over to anThere are certain characteristics about American agof values and it’s this bucolic, rural game, even though it nounce our military might, all the stuff that happened after gressiveness and violence, and the way we project ourselves started in cities. All of that gets people weepy-eyed enough 9/11—but not for the first time. abroad, that seem much more in accordance with football. to affect a Supreme Court justice to say it ought to be This poses the question for me of how an organiEven if you just took the militaristic terms—throwing the exempt because it’s the national pastime. zation can simultaneously portray itself as patriotic bomb, bullet pass, taking territory. In baseball the object is You’re saying these myths have overwhelmed what’s while its history is laced with racism. Look what to go home and to be safe. real about the origins of the game? Jackie Robinson went through, look what Hank 16 > Uh-huh, and there’s another myth about the sweetWell I’m going to speak at Cooperstown, where the game 14 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 22 - OCTOBER 28, 2010


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Anybody who would cheat on Halle Berry, really, what do you expect? What a fool. I’d like to get your assessment of a couple of ballplayers. Start with Barry Bonds. Ow! I knew you’d ask about Bonds—I think he feels he is a superior ballplayer and I think he was very upset watching what he considered an inferior ballplayer—Mark McGwire—set a new home run record. He probably gave in to whatever it took to become just as competitive as anyone else on the field. I guess we all have our suspicions about his use of steroids. He’s almost two different people from the stories I hear— on the one hand, gruff, inconsiderate and arrogant, and the other, generous, supports two dozen The U.S. attitude toward the different charities, loves his West Indies is captured, at left, in this 1945 Saturday kids. So who is the real Barry Evening Post cover; meanBonds? while, Newsweek depicted Thoughts on China stepping up to the plate Mark McGwire? in this shot from 1998. Yeah. I have a hard time liking McGwire. And it’s not just because he used steroids but he’s just a hard personality to like. I think it’s pretty controversial that he’s back in baseball, to tell you the truth. And I don’t think it reflects very well on the Cardinals or [St. Louis manager] Tony LaRussa, who seems to [be an apologist] for McGwire. What would you say is the biggest mistake MLB has ever made? Whew! [long thoughtful pause] Artificial turf. I’m actually

serious, but I’m joking at the same time. I know you probably were after something bigger than that. Because it turned baseball into stickball? That’s a good way of putting it. Yeah, that just kind of ruined things. Aside from its ability to make money, which is fine, organized baseball has this responsibility to be a caretaker for the game. Losing sight of that, which it has, is the biggest mistake. What’s the biggest mistake our government’s ever made? Being unnecessarily pessimistic about how the world has to work. I think we are a little bit naive about what we do in the world. It has to do with our assumptions about how other countries are going to behave. We are inclined to think in terms of the worst. By being so aggressive and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, especially when it appears they’re trying to pursue the values we claim we want to live up to, that’s gotten us into a lot of trouble. Would you include the 1973 U.S.-supported coup of Chilean President Salvador Allende, which brought Pinochet to power, and the 1953 CIA-backed coup against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh that brought the Shah to power? Yes. Think of the backlash—the CIA’s word for it is “blowback” from that fiasco [in Iran]—[that] turned things into a completely counterproductive direction for us. Even Castro. Castro’s hero was Thomas Jefferson until we started screwing around with him. Give some credit to people who weren’t corrupt and were in positions of power who apparently cared about what was going to happen to their country and their people. ✹ Put Mal in a pickle at foxbat7@gmail.com.

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When actresses in current trends I found them, my friend because by the time the Sandy (of The Jack and Sandy movie came out, they could Show) said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh Brenda! Stick appear passe. The writer of around. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be inthe article notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She also terviewing Tippi Hedren, and believed a modest neck- or her daughter Melanie GrifďŹ th hemline left more to the is going to be here too! I want imaginationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and was ultito introduce you!â&#x20AC;? mately sexierâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;than baring Sure enough, ďŹ ve minutes skin. 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Because you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open a ďŹ lm her mother a month or so earlier. with a bedroom scene with near nudity in Tippi: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honey, I need to ďŹ&#x201A;y to Minot for those times, the lines between femininity and this induction thing and I need someone to sexuality had to be drawn clearly, which, in talk about me at the banquet. Will you come my opinion, made the fashions all that much with me?â&#x20AC;? more important in creating the tension and Melanie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, M-o-o-o-o-m-m-m. Do contrast between male and female characters. I have to? I mean, really! Minot North Edith Head said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your dresses should be Duh-where?â&#x20AC;? tight enough to show youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a woman and I am a Hostfest veteran. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to the loose enough to show youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a lady.â&#x20AC;? median age of attendees being 75. 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The captivating two-hour film, directed by Thom Zinny (an editor for the hit HBO series The Wire), reaches far beyond the typical rock doc as Springsteen bares his soul for a project that reportedly was conceived as a docuCOMING SOON ment for his three chilGet a taste of Springsteendren, now ages 16-20, to mania when E Street saxo‘Where no one asks any questions, or looks too long in your face—in the darkness on the edge phonist Clarence Clemons help them understand of town...’ and his band perform his roots and what has suit after a management cent urge to be free to the disillusionment that Thursday, Oct. 21, and Friday, driven his artistry. deal went sour. sets in when a young adult is confronted by Oct. 22, at the Woods, 19 To accomplish that “Darkness was my “dreams found and lost.” Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. task, the film uses intimate ‘samurai’ record,” The film doesn’t gloss over Springsteen’s $25. Doors open at 8pm. interviews and extensive Springsteen has said, famously domineering personality as a band415/389-6637. vintage footage shot by a “stripped to the frame leader or the obsessive attention he paid to friend named Barry Reebo and ready to rumble.” his songwriting craft or the endless hours he during the marathon reHe spends a fair spent in pursuit of the right sound. cording sessions for the 1978 album as well as amount of time during the film’s on-camera It’s an insightful and candid look at an rare concert footage of the tour that followed. interviews perched behind a grand piano in artist at work. Darkness on the Edge of Town, one of the Supplementing the documentary is a his sprawling mansion discussing the three greatest rock albums of all time, found the free downloadable e-book that features two years between 1975’s Born to Run and Darkthen-27-year-old Springsteen wrestling with ness on the Edge of Town. Springsteen-penned essays: “Thoughts on his newfound fame (he had been touted in Those albums serve as bookends for the Promise” (from Springsteen’s 1998 book Rolling Stone as the next Bob Dylan) and Springsteen’s Jersey Shore mythology, ranging Songs) and “The Promise: The Darkness on adulthood while grappling with a messy lawfrom the unlimited horizon and the adolesthe Edge of Town Story” (from the upcoming CD anthology). The six-disc box set, scheduled for Nov. 16 release, includes a remastered version of the perfectly paced Darkness on the Edge of Town, a 21-track CD of alternate takes and other material from the sessions (which spawned no hit singles), a DVD of the HBO documentary, and three additional DVDs of concert performances from the Darkness tour. This is the mother of all reissues—the creative pinnacle of Springsteen as a singer/ songwriter and encapsulating the vision that has catapulted him into stardom. As the musician says in an on-camera interview for the documentary: “It was always about the bigger conversation, for me—that was the important thing.” In addition to restoring dignity to the Jersey Shore—which has been sullied by Snooki, the Situation and the other knuckleheads on the MTV hit reality series set in Springsteen’s old stomping grounds—the box set reintroduces a populist rock album that has gained new relevancy in the hard-knock economy. His tales of broke factory workers, the secrets folks hold in their hearts and people overcome by life’s circumstances are coupled with songs that serve as rallying cries. This is Springsteen—the greaser with the poet’s heart—at his urban-folk artist best. He’s still the boss. ✹ Promise Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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›› MOViES

Friday October 22 -Thursday October 28

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford ● Adrift (1:50) Steamy Vietnamese drama about an itchy young wife, her lesbian companion and a handsome, mysterious stranger. ● Alpha and Omega (1:28) Two wolves (one a bossy she-wolf, the other a fun-lovin’ guy-wolf) trek home over a thousand miles of American wilderness, sniping and flirting all the way. ● Becloud (1:57) Complex study of the past and its inescapable reverberative nature, set among a group of boys in a Mexico City suburb. ● Chasing Legends (1:30) Insightful documentary looks at the Tour de France, its colorful history and the biking legends who’ve made it great. ● 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. ● Easy A (1:33) Sweet high schooler Emma Stone figures that her personal social register will improve exponentially if she takes a page from The Scarlet Letter and spreads the rumor that she’s not as virginal as she appears. ● Gods (1:31) A wealthy family wallows in self indulgence and ennui in this snarky Peruvian social study. ● Hereafter (2:06) Spielberg-produced, Eastwood-directed fantasy romance about the different ways three different seemingly disparate people connect with the afterlife. ● Inside Job (1:48) Gripping documentary about the unbridled capitalism and political hanky panky that led to the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. ● It’s Kind of a Funny Story (1:41) A teenager on the edge checks himself into a Brooklyn psychiatric ward for a five-day stay and finds friendship and wisdom from his Kesey-esque fellow inmates. ● Jackass 3D (1:34) More outrageous pranking from Johnny Knoxville, this time in full in-yourface three dimensions. ● Kings of Pastry (1:24) Engrossing Hegedus/ Pennebaker documentary follows 16 chefs as they sift, stir and sculpt their way through France’s grueling, prestigious Best Craftsmen pastry competition. ● Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (1:30) An itchy young owlet gets his shot at glory when he takes on a band of totally evil avians. ● Life As We Know It (1:52) Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel have to put their mutual dislike on hold when they’re unexpectedly given joint custody of their beloved little goddaughter. ● Masquerades (1:32) Algerian romantic comedy about a self-important gardener, his narcoleptic sister and the dirt-poor hunk she adores. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Boris Gudonov (5:00) Mussorgsky’s epic tale of despotism, revolt and lost innocence, broadcast live from Manhattan in all its high-def glory. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Das Rheingold (3:00) Catch the opening installment of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle, live from New York in dazzling big-screen high definition. ● Millennium: The Story (0:50) Portrait of phenomenally successful Swedish mystery novelist Stieg Larsson, author of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” ● My Dog Tulip (1:22) Animated look at the touching relationship between a middle-aged British author and his big unruly canine. ● The Night of Truth (1:40) A let’s-be-friends post-armistice banquet turns violent in this grip-

ping study of simmering hatreds and civil war. ● Nowhere Boy (1:38) Troubled young bloke John Lennon escapes his constricted home life with a little help from the rock ’n’ roll revolution and fellow budding tunesmith Paul McCartney. ● Ocean of an Old Man (1:24) An Indian schoolteacher goes searching for his missing students in the wake of the devastating 2004 tsunami. ● Ordinary People (1:20) Serbian soldiers confront their own morality when they’re ordered to murder a group of Croatian prisoners. ● Paranormal Activity 2 More ghostly shenanigans are afoot in this sequel to the 2009 fright fest. ● Race to Nowhere Achievement-obsessed parents and their (often tragically) beleaguered children are the subjects of this powerful documentary. ● Red (1:51) Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich as four badass ex-CIA agents on the short list for assassination by their former spooks; happily, they still know how to use brains, teamwork and the occasional rocket launcher to stay alive. ● RiffTrax LIVE: House on Haunted Hill The wiseacre film critics of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” are back and snarkier than ever as they take on the Vincent Price schlock classic. ● Saw 3D A totally mellow self-help guru turns, inevitably, to a life of violence, murder and mayhem. ● Secretariat (1:56) Disney biopic of the legendary racehorse and the suburban housewife who nurtured him to greatness; Diane Lane stars (as the housewife). ● The Shaft (1:38) Involving look at a family of miners in a remote Chinese village. ● The Social Network (2:00) Caustic Aaron Sorkin-David Fincher biopic of computer nerd Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, history’s youngest billionaire and “friend” to many (500 million at last count). ● Stone (1:45) Inmate Edward Norton earns his release the old-fashioned way: by having wife Milla Jovovich sleep with his parole officer (Robert DeNiro). ● Tamara Drewe (1:47) Stephen Frears sex comedy about an ugly duckling-turned-saucy knockout who returns to her tiny English village to settle a few scores. ● The Town (2:05) Ben Affleck directs and stars in the story of a ruthless bank robber who unwittingly falls in love with a former hostage; Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm costar. ● Waiting for Superman (1:42) Tough doc looks at a group of promising young students as they make their perilous way through the problematic, crumbling American public education system. ● Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2:07) Gordon Gecko is back and fresh out of the slammer, taking his future son-in-law under his wing and seeking redemption…or is he?; Oliver Stone directs Michael Douglas, natch. ● Waveriders (1:20) Ireland’s burgeoning surfboard subculture is the subject of this dazzling documentary. ● You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (1:38) Woody Allen’s latest comedy stars Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin as a group of Londoners beset by love, ambition, midlife crisis and fortunetellers. ✹

›› MOViE TiMES ❋ Adrift (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 4:15 Tue 6:45 Alpha and Omega (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12:40, 3:10, 5:30 ❋ Becloud (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 4:15 Wed 6:45 ❋ Chasing Legends (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Thu 8:30 The Concert (PG-13) Lark Theater: Fri, Mon 5:10 Sat, Sun, Wed 2:45 Easy A (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 8, 10:20 ❋ Gods (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 6:45 Tue 9 Heartbreaker (PG) ★★★ Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:35 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 Mon 4, 6:50 Tue 4, 6:50 Wed 4, 6:50 Thu 4, 6:50 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35 ❋ Hereafter (PG-13) Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 1, 4, 7, 10 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:35, 1:10, 2:45, 4:20, 5:55, 7:30, 9:05 Sun-Thu 11:35, 1:10, 2:45, 4:20, 5:55, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 1, 4, 7, 10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon 4:10, 7 Tue 4:10, 7 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:35 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 Mon-Thu 4, 6:50 ❋ Inside Job (PG-13) Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:50, 6:30, 9 Sat-Sun 1:30, 3:50, 6:30, 9 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9 It’s Kind of a Funny Story (PG-13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 4:20, 9:50 Mon, Tue, Thu 5 Jackass 3 (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:35, 10 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:35, 10 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 12:45, 1:30, 2:35, 3:15, 4, 4:55, 5:45, 6:30, 7:35, 8:10, 9, 9:50, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 2, 4:35, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Thu 2, 4:35, 7:20 Kings of Pastry (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri. Mon 7:30 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed 5:10 Thu 2:45 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Century

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Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:20, 5 Life As We Know It (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 2:25, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 7:50, 10:30 Masquerades (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Thu 6:45 Sat 9 Sun 8:45 ❋ The Metropolitan Opera: Boris Gudonov (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 9am CinéArts at Marin: Sat 9am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 9am Lark Theater: Sat 9am Sun 10am ❋ The Metropolitan Opera: Das Rheingold (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 ❋ Millennium: The Story (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat, Sun noon (free) ❋ My Dog Tulip (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:05, 6:15, 8:15 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:05, 6:15, 8:15 Mon-Thu 6:15, 8:15 ❋ The Night of Truth (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 8:45 Wed 9 Nowhere Boy (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Sat 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Sun-Tue 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 Wed 12:20, 2:50 Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri, Sun 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sat 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:45, 7:40 ❋ Ocean of an Old Man (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 2 Mon 8:45 ❋ Ordinary People (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15 Mon 6:45 ❋ Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Century Northgate 15: 12, 1:05, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6, 7:30, 8:15, 9:45, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:40, 12:50, 2, 3:20, 4:20, 5:40, 6:50, 8, 9:10, 10:25 Thu 11:40, 12:50, 2, 3:20, 4:20, 5:40, 8, 10:25 Race to Nowhere (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Tue 7:30 (director Jason Berry in person) Red (PG-13) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:25 SatSun 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 1, 2:10, 3:35, 4:45, 6:15, 7:20, 8:50, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 1:40, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu

1:40, 4:25, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:10 ❋ RiffTrax Live: House on Haunted Hill (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 8 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 8 ❋ Saw 3D (R) Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 8 Secretariat (PG) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 9:55 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 9:55 Mon-Thu 7, 9:50 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 1, 4, 7 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25 Sun-Thu 1, 3:50, 6:40 ❋ The Shaft (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 6:45 Sun 2 Thu 8:45 The Social Network (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:10 Sat-Sun 1:25, 4:20, 7:15, 10:10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 12:50, 2:15, 3:45, 5:05, 6:40, 7:50, 9:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11, 1:55, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:20, 4:05, 6:55 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 Stone (R) ★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45 ❋ Tamara Drewe (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:05 Sun-Thu 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 The Town (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 10:15 Waiting for Superman (PG) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Sat 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Sun 2:35, 5:05, 7:35 Mon-Tue 5:05, 7:35 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG13) Century Northgate 15: 12:55, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 ❋ Waveriders (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 8:30 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (R) ★★★ CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:50, 7:30 Mon, Tue, Thu 7:30

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

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

Cowabunga comes to the nippy North Atlantic in ‘Waveriders,’ playing at the Lark Saturday night.

OCTOBER 22 – OCTOBER 28, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 27


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F R I D AY O C T O B E R 2 2 — F R I D AY O C T O B E R 2 9 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more event information. www.pacificsun.com/sundial

Live music 10/22: Vinyl Rock, funk. 10 p.m. $13-15. Georges Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 10/22: AZ/DZ AC/DC tribute. 9 p.m. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 10/22: Clarence Clemons and the Temple of Soul West Band With Jimmy Dillon, guitar/ vocals; Austin DeLone, keys /vocals; Eric McCann, bass; Paul Revelli, drums. 8pm. $25-30. The Woods at Mill Valley Masonic Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.woodsmv.com 10/22: Cole Tate Band Blues/rock. 7:30-11:30pm. $5, free for diners. Sausalito Seahorse Restaurant, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/22: Jeb Brady Band R&B, Blues. In the Bar 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 10/22: Kurt Huget & Friends Original acoustic Americana. 7-10pm. Two Bird Cafe, 625 San Gerinimo Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105. www.twobirdcafe.com 10/22: Leo Vigil Quartet Jazz. 6 p.m. Free. Novato City Green, 901 Sherman, Novato. www. cityofnovato.org 10/22: Mucho Axe’ Brazilian, world beat. 6:309:30pm. No cover. The Pleasure is Mine, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 10/22: Royal Deuces Swing, rockabilly. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www. perisbar.com

10/22: Terry Savastano Singer/songwriter. 8 p.m. Max’s, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6287. www.maxsworld.com 10/22: Tim Weed Bluegrass, Americana, eclectic. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 10/22: Vortex Tribe With Due Cuori and Jon Mulvey’s Rockethouse. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 10/23: Fight From Above L.A. indie rock. 8:30pm. $12-22. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.larktheater.net 10/23: Hearts on Fire Drummer extraordinaire Barbara Borden and her new band. 8pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 10/23: Jo Jo Diamond Rock. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 10/23: Joe New Singer/songwriter. 8 p.m. $16-20. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org 10/23: Linda Imperial Band Jazz. 9:30 p.m. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 10/23: MoonAlice Jam rock. 9 p.m. $12-14. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 10/23: New Moldy Figs .. 6:30 p.m. Sabor of Spain, 1301 Fourth St., San Rafael. 457-8566. www. saborofspain.com 10/23: New Rising Sons with Boudeeka Rock and Roll, dance music. 7-10pm. Taste of Rome,

BEST BET Argh! Falkirk Mansion goes all Davy Jones It’s all creepy dead pirate ghosts all the time on Halloween weekend in San Rafael! The pirates will be rocking live tunes, offering fortune-telling services, handing out goodies to adults and kiddos alike and scaring the bejesus out of anyone (over 10 years old) who possesses the courage to enter the haunted scariness of the HAUNTED PIRATE MANOR AT FALKIRK. The event includes an opening night of Dead Pirate Poetry Tales from the Marin Poetry Center, a pumpkin-carving party Friday, Zombie Crawl Night Saturday and early trickor-treating and a costume contest for kids on Halloween night. The party, which is thrown by the Sea We think the lazy eye is a Dogs, Stark Raven Historical Players and Friends of particularly nice touch... San Rafael, runs Oct. 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 6:30pm to the Witching Hour (midnight). Outdoor at the Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. Activities and live music are free; entrance to haunted house is $10. www.hauntedpiratemanor.com.—Dani Burlison 28 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 22 - OCTOBER 28, 2010

‘Ace’ of baseness

The one-by-one plucking of Chilean miners to life last week flashed legions of us back to a 1951 Billy Wilder film that saw it all coming: the cave-in and race against the clock, the journo-showmanship and voyeurism, and the hovering presence of death. ACE IN THE HOLE (aka The Big Carnival) was deemed too mordant for audiences on its release, but it rebounded like a slingshot to the cult noir status it holds today. Kirk Douglas plays Chuck Tatum, a disgraced New York reporter who stumbles on a simple cave-in north of Albuquerque, then uses his newsman’s instincts to gin up a worldwide story. Realizing that an alternate drill route through the c Sun reporters on deadline top of the mountain will add days to the rescue, Tatum Pacifi tend to look a lot like this... steers efforts that way and starts to assemble the parts of any great news story: an exclusive interview with Leo Minosa, trapped and desperate; Lorraine, his forlorn (if inconstant) wife; and the throngs of idle well-wishers who have flocked there. Last week had a simple truth that left me, and millions more, teary and grateful, but Wilder—the churl—shows the tabloid truth behind all the good feeling. Guy Debord said,“Each day we are denied an authentic existence and sold back its representation.”—Richard Gould

1001 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www.taste-ofrome.com 10/23: Pocket Change Band Blues, rock. 7:3011:30pm. $5, free for diners. Sausalito Seahorse Restaurant, 305 Harbor Dr., Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/23: Shana Morrison Sultry songstress. 8:30pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 10/23: Spark ‘n’ Cinder Reggae. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www. perisbar.com 10/23: The Fall Risk Folk/rock band featuring ex-members of Box Set, old and new. Plus Cryptical dead cover band. 9-11:45pm. $15. The Woods Music Hall at The Masonic, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www.woodsmv.com 10/23: Vaca Negra Afro-Cuban, Latin. 8 p.m. Caffe Divino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-9355. www.caffedivinosausalito.com

10/24: Afternoon in Paradise with Gabe Harris and Rhythm Village Benefit for Nancy’s List. 4 p.m. $20-75. Serendipity Center, 1040 Edgewood, Mill Valley. www.nancyslist.org 10/24: James Henry Singer/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. Caffe Divino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito. www.caffedivinosausalito.com 10/24: Kay Rodden & Sweet Leaf Acoustic Americana. 5pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 10/24: Orgon Plus Frobeck. 8:30pm. $15. McNear’s Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd N., Petaluma. 707-765-2121. www.mystictheatre.com 10/24: Stompy Jones Jump, swing, jazz. 7 p.m. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 10/25: Hot Club of Marin Gypsy jazz. 7 p.m. Taste of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www.taste-of-rome.com 10/26: Joe Venegoni Original music for dulcimer, zither, mbira and other exotic instruments. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

10/26: Noel Jewkes Jazz Quartet ‘Open Mic’ jazz sessions every Tues. 8-11pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., gate 5, Sausalito. 945-9016. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/26: The Official Story Rock. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www. perisbar.com 10/26: Victor Wooten Bass Clinic Discussion and performance 6:30 p.m. Bananas At Large, 1504 Fourth St., San Rafael. 457-7600. www. bananasmusic.com 10/27: Barbwyre Americana. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 10/27: Buck Nickels and Loose Change Americana. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 10/27: Dick Fregulia Jazz piano. 7:30 p.m. Caffe Divino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-9355. www. caffedivinosausalito.com 10/27: Elaine Lucia Quintet Jazz. 8 p.m. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 10/27: Westside Boogaloo With Ryan Scott and Dave Burns. 9 p.m. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 10/27:Lau Brazilian. 7:30 p.m. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/28: Fiver Brown Band Americana, soul. 7:30 p.m. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/28: Play Live Dead Grateful Dead tribute. 8 p.m. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 10/28: Rich Abruzzo Jazz, pop. 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. The Pleasure is Mine, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 10/28: Rockin’ Out for Choice Phil & Chris Bronstein and A Band of Wives sponsor an evening of live band karaoke with the Jimmy Dillon band. All proceeds for the evening go to the Center for Reproductive Rights. 7-10pm. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-


9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 10/28: The Eldorados Surf. 9:30 p.m. Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 10/28: Three Little Words Jazz quartet. 8 p.m. Caffe Divino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-9355. www.caffedivinosausalito.com 10/28: Trailer Park Boys Rock. 7:30 p.m. $29-40. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. 421-8497. www.palaceoffinearts.org 10/28: Yes on Prop. 19 Benefit Show Presented by the Marijuana Peace Coalition. 9 p.m. $10-12. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

Concerts 10/22: B.A.C.H. Chorus and Orchestra With John Boyajy, piano. Works by Mozart and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. $20-35. Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kentfield. 510-868-0695. www. bayareabach.org 10/24: Yoshikazu Nagai Piano. Works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Chopin, Schubert/Liszt and Prokofiev. 4 p.m. $18-23. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org

Dance 10/23: Thrill the World : Sausalito! Join a worldwide simultaneous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thrillerâ&#x20AC;? dance for world records and charity. Zombie dancers choose their favorite charity during pre-registration. Nondancers can â&#x20AC;&#x153;adopt a zombieâ&#x20AC;? to donate. 2:30-4:30pm. Donation. Gabrielson Park, Anchor St., Sausalito. 332-2755. www.ttwsausalito.blogspot.com

Party Spooky improvised fun, tricks and treats. 8-10pm. $10. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia, Sausalito. 488-6820. www.marinprov.com

Art 10/22-11/25:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mario Gomez: Memories of the Infiniteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition of new paintings by the Chilean artist. 10am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www. bergelli.com 10/23: Art in the Courtyard Artists from Belvedere and Tiburon exhibit new or recent works and offer a work of art for silent auction to benefit the Belvedere-Tiburon Library. Noon-5pm. Free. Boardwalk Shopping Center, 1550 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 272-9466. 10/24: Art on the Farm Charity event for Marin Organic. Farm and ranch art produced by plein air artists; 50% of proceeds go toward interestfree Marin Organic Loan Fund. 11am-5pm. Free. Point Reyes Vineyard Inn, 12700 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 898-7730. www.artonthefarmblog.com

Talks/Lectures 10/23: David Icke Icke speaks about conspiracy. 10am-8pm. $39-99. Marin Center, 10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael. 382-8300. www.marincenter.org

10/23: Robert Reich in conversation with Peter Barnes Benefit for the Mesa Refuge Writers Retreat. Reich will discuss his new book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aftershock: The Next Economy and Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Future.â&#x20AC;? 7:309pm. $20. Dance Palace, B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1542. www.ptreyesbooks.com

10/24: California Writers Club Marin Branch

Theater/Auditions 10/23: Burlesque Ballroom A night out for grown ups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come to Your Sensesâ&#x20AC;? features dance, humor and sensual theatrics. Admission includes two drinks and food. 8-11pm. $30-35. Baywest Ballroom, 1133 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 302-0366. www.arunarocks.com 10/26: Fall Into Improv Playshop Play improv games, sing, dance and act in the spontaneous moment with instructor Sandra Davies. 2:30pm. $30. Elan Fitness Centr, Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo. 256-2470. www.elanfitness.com 10/29-11/14:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dead Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Set in Mill Valley in 1969, this new American play follows a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey as they search for courage after the death of a family member. Preview performance 8 p.m. Oct. 27. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. 8-10pm. $25. West End Studio Theater, 1554 4th St., San Rafael. 453-0552. www.westcoastarts.org Through 10/24:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Intimate Apparelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AlterTheater Ensemble presents Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play about an African-American seamstress in 1905 who creates lingerie for prostitutes and society women. 8pm Thurs.-Sun. 8-10:15pm. $25. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-2787. www.altertheater.org Through 11/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;9 Circlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The latest by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Equivocationâ&#x20AC;? playwright Bill Cain. Directed by Kent Nicholson. See website for show times and more info. $20-53. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

Comedy 10/24: Will Durst â&#x20AC;&#x153;Durst Case Scenario.â&#x20AC;? Political satirist. 7-9pm. $18-21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lifecycle of a Book.â&#x20AC;? Authors Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry will discuss writing, publication and marketing of books. 2-4pm. $5-10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. www. cwcmarinwriters.com 10/25: Armchair Travel Rea Franjetic of Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours will discuss travel adventures in Bolivia. 7-8pm. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-5005. www.larkspurlibrary.org 10/26: Conscious Aging With Noetic Sciences Institute president Marilyn Mandala Schlitz. 7:159pm. Free. Redwoods Auditorium, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 381-1721. 10/28: World Affairs Council â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nuclear Conundrum: New START or New Arms Race?â&#x20AC;? With Zachary Davis, Senior Fellow, Lawrence livermore National Laboratories. 7:30-9pm. $6-9, students free. Creekside Room, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 293-4600. www.dominican.edu

Readings 10/22: Jeff Greenwald The Bay Area writer presents his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snake Lake.â&#x20AC;? 7:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/22: Jonah Raskin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California.â&#x20AC;? 7-8:30pm. Free. Point Reyes Books, 11315 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 663-1542. www.pointreyesbooks.com 10/22: Jonah Raskin The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in Californiaâ&#x20AC;? which chronicles the renaissance in N. California organic farming and local eating. 7pm. Free. Point Reyes Books, 11445 State Route 1, Point Reyes. 663-1542. www.ptreyesbooks.com 10/23: Performance Poetry Claire Blotter and guest poets will perform poems written from MAC Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ways of Seeingâ&#x20AC;? show. 7-9pm. $5.

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10/22-23: Teen Book Swap â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Read.â&#x20AC;? Exchange your good condition books for â&#x20AC;&#x153;new to youâ&#x20AC;? books during Teen Read Week. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. www.marinlibrary.org/branches/ corte-madera/ 10/25: Peter Sis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Madlenka Soccer Star.â&#x20AC;? Madlenka, that little girl whose city block is a world of its own, is back and ready to play. 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/27: James Dashner â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Scorch Trials.â&#x20AC;? 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/28: Halloween Creepy Critters â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creepies, Crawlers and Crittersâ&#x20AC;? with the East Bay Vivariumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s live reptiles, including tarantulas, scorpions, frogs, lizards, turtles and snakes. 4-5pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us Through 12/13: Vocal Workshops for Teen girls Mondays, 4-6pm, For girls in grades 9-12 who love to sing in 3-4 part harmonies in a fun and inspiring environment! 4-6pm. $10/session. Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1 Wellbrock Heights, San Rafael. 827-7335. www.marinchorus.org

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 10/23: Marin Moonshiners Hike and Picnic Four-mile hike with spectaculal views of the largest full moon of the year. Blankets with lanterns, flashlights, plates cups and napkins provided. 5:45-8:45pm. $15. Pelican Inn, One Pacific Way, Muir Beach. 331-0100. www.meetup.com/moonshinershike

Home and Garden 10/26: Marin Orchid Society Fall orchid auction. 5:30-9:30pm. Free. Falkirk Mansion, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 457-0836. www.marinorchidsociety.com

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10/24: 6th Annual International Festival

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Paul Larudee and Kathy Sheetz discussing the 2009 flotilla to Gaza. 6-9pm. $45, sliding scale. Unitarian Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 883-8188. Celebration of different Latin America cultures. Live entertainment and vendors. 10am-6pm. Free. International Festival, Beldevere and Aldo Streets, San Rafael. 526-2486.

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10/23-24: Library Book Sale Belvedere-Tiburon Library Fall Book sale featuring a collosal array of books on the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front patio. 10am-5pm. Free. Belvedere-Tiburon library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 789-2665. www.marinlibrary.org 10/23: Green Halloween Spooktacular family friendly event with recycled mask making, crafts, face painting and sing along with Miss Kitty. 1-3:30pm. $5-10 suggested donation. Sustainability Center, 141 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 455-9114. www.sustainablefairfax.org

Rafael. 339-1378. www.hauntedpiratemanor.com 10/29-30: Halloween Haunted House Oct. 29, 6:30-7:30pm, semi-scary; 8-9pm, really scary. Oct. 30, 2:30-5:30pm, not scary at all; 6:30-7:30pm semiscary; 8-9pm, horrifying! With ghouls, creatures, grave sites, zombies and more. $3. Tamalpais Community Services District, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us 10/29: Halloween Faire Come in costume and celebrate with other wizards, witches and fairies. Includes carnival games, bounce house and candy hunt. 10:30am-noon. $8. Strawberry Recreation District, 118 East Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 383-6494. www.strawberryrec.org

free food tasting, raffle. 2-5pm. Free. Pomegranate, 11 Belle Ave., San Anselmo. 453-7000. www. pommarket.com 10/28: Haunted Pirate Manor Halloween Party for all ages with live local bands, fortune telling, admission for Haunted Mansion. 6:3010:30pm. Free-$10. Falkirk Cultural Center, San

food and community with organic food, live music, dance, poetry and Kirtan chant. Noon-9:30pm. Free. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 510-290-4691. www.opensecretbookstore.com

10/23: Cooking Demonstration with Kim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnel Fabulous, free cooking demonstration with author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Meat Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meatless Cookbook.â&#x20AC;? 10-11am. Free. Farmers Market, Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn, State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. 663-1542.

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County on September 24, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125072 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PRO AUTO SERVICE CENTER, 1012 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PHILLIP SONG, 454 FIRST LANE, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 29, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 201025061 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COLLINS & HAINES REPORTING, 11 BRASSIE COURT, NOVATO, CA 94949: MARGARET COLLINS, 11 BRASSIE COURT, NOVATO, CA 94949; VICKI A. HAINES, 3464A SCOTT ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123. This business is being conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. 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 September 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125060 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JOIE DE VIVRE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT, 499 VIA CASITAS #4, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: JANET SILLS, 499 VIA CASITAS #4, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125016 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VANESSA URBANSKI ENTERPRISES; KUMON MATH AND READING CENTER OF SAN RAFAEL CA, 818 5TH AVE. SUITE 101, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: VANESSA URBANSKI, 100 PRIVATEER 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 November 22, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 32 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124953 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDEN BENEFITS INSURANCE SERVICES, 16 NORTHVIEW COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ROSEANNE ANGEL, 16 NORTHVIEW COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 14, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124997 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ANTICA; ART UNIQUE, 970 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GEORGE NAYENOV, 30 LOCUST AVE. #2, LARKSPUR, CA 94939; ALBENA NAYDENOV, 30 LOCUST AVE. #2, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125163 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BALANCE BUILDERS INC., 38 BROWN DRIVE, NOVATO, CA 94947: BALANCE BUILDERS INC., 38 BROWN DRIVE, NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 October 11, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125153-1,2,3 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GLOBAL CONSULTING SYSTEMS, LP; GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABUNDANT LIVING, LP; PARTNERS IN PERFORMANCE, LP; 21 COLERIDGE DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SPIRIT ALCHEMY INC., 21 COLERIDGE DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; PENTANGLE INC., 47 VALHALLA DR., MILFORD, NH 03055. This business is being conducted by a limited partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 2, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125127 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MG FINANCIAL AND RESTRUCTURING SERVICES, 105 SUMMIT AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARYAM GHAZI, 105 SUMMIT AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125122-1,2 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as G&S MAINTENANCE; GAIDANO & SONS PAINTING & DECORATING INC., 1595 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE H, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GAIDANO & SONS PAINTING & DECORATING INC., 1595 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE H, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 October 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125128 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PREMA INNOVATIVE THERAPIES, 786 WALDO PT., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: HEIDI H. SCOTT, 786 WALDO PT., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 6, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125119

The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ORGANIC AND HEALTHY BECAUSE I CARE.COM, 499 VIA CASITAS #4, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: JANET SILLS, 499 VIA CASITAS #4, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125198 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TIME FLIES DANCE AND FITNESS, 60 CORTE DEL BAYO, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: MARGARET MUSICK-MAKELY, 60 CORTE DEL BAYO, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 October 14, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125209 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BARRY A. MURPHY FUND, 919 SKILLMAN LANE, PETALUMA, CA 94952: THE LOST FRONTIERS FOUNDATION, INC., 919 SKILLMAN LANE, PETALUMA, CA 94952. This business is being conducted by a foundation. 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 October 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125214 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PEOPLE’S LEGAL DOCS, 1380 LINCOLN AVE. STE 4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KERRY SPENCE, 1380 LINCOLN AVE. STE 4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 15, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125057 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALL DOLL’D UP, 920 GRAVENSTEIN HWY, SEBASTOPOL, CA 95472: ELIZABETH ANN HEONEY, 920 GRAVENSTEIN HWY, SEBASTOPOL, CA 95472. 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 September 27, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125081 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SASONA MUSIC, 70 ARONIA LANE, NOVATO, CA 94945: BRIAN HAND, 70 ARONIA LANE, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 25, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 30, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 124788 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MIKEY’S PLACE, 783 ANDERSON DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WISSAM QUDSIEH, 252 RIVIERRA DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; ANA DANIELS, 252 RIVIERRA DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125226 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARINCHILDCARECONNECTION. COM, 155 ANDERSEN DR. #2205, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EMILY ANNE OSBORNE, 155 ANDERSEN DR. #2205, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 13, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125073 The following individual(s) is (are) doing busi-

ness as CIEL TRANQUIL, 175 OAK VIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CONSTANZE LASOWSKI, 175 OAK VIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 29, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125224 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BRETANO HOUSE ONE TWO THREE, 675 ROSAL WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MARILYN FRIES, 613 VENDOLA DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 18, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125133 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as P&L CONSULTING, 2130 REDWOOD HWY E-14, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: JOHN G. TACHIS, 2130 REDWOOD HWY E-14, GREENBRAE, CA 94904; LAURA A. HADDOCK, 4646 CAPITAN DR., FREMONT, CA 94536. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. Case No. CIV 1005093. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner LUCAS DAVID LEVY-LIOTARD has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: LUCAS KAPLAN LEVYLIOTAR. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: November 5, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Dept. J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: Pacific Sun. Date: September 24, 2010. /s/JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010) AMENDED SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 1004273. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): KALID AHMED: YOU ARE BEING SUED (LO ESTAN DEMANDANDO). PETITIONER’S NAME IS (Nombre Del Demandante): JEMILA SULEMAN. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this SUMMONS and PETITION are served on you to file a RESPONSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your RESPONSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dð©as corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticio n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 o FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar é rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pé ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios

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Week of October 21-October 27, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) A Full Moon in your sign on Friday brings all your emotional baggage to the surface. Expect to overreact to anything that reminds you of lost loves, estranged family members or personal betrayals. On Saturday, the showboating Sun joins the party in your house of secrets, sex and psychic powers. If you happen to be running for office, this could have a strange effect on your campaign. I know, I know. You aren’t a witch...or a warlock... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) You may want to hear about ways to make more money, but the planets prefer to influence your love life. Put your job on autopilot while you focus on your relationship skills. The empathetic Moon in your sign over the weekend can help you understand your sweetie or perhaps even convince someone to become your sweetie. Your charisma is impressive all week, which comes in handy if you need to persuade a coworker to cover for you. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Your ruler (communicative Mercury) occupies the mysterious sign of Scorpio, making it difficult for you to openly share your ideas. You prefer to delve into the unknown, gathering information that only a select few can understand. On the other hand, you may simply be focusing on your plans for a completely spooky Halloween disguise. Speaking of spooky, this year’s list of political candidates gives you endless costume ideas. Enjoy. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Friday’s Full Moon could bring a career project to completion. Celebrating may commence in the evening when the Moon enters your house of friendship and group activities. Meanwhile, if you have a stock portfolio, you may have a pleasant surprise regarding an investment. On Wednesday, the top of your lunar cycle brings an alignment with the creative and romantic elements of your chart. Act now and you could have the perfect partner for Halloween. LEO (July 22 - August 22) You may notice your desire to be sociable tapering off Friday night when the planetary energy in the let’s-stay-home sector of your chart takes over. This is a good time to indulge in cooking. Challenge yourself to make the dish you usually order at your favorite restaurant. Meantime, the dramatic Sun (your ruler) enters the passionate sign of Scorpio on Saturday. Let your enhanced sex appeal take it from there. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) If you’ve been spending more money than you are making, you now get serious about reversing the trend. Fortunately, the plethora of planets in your house of brainy ideas inspires you to figure out a successful plan on Monday. You may also use your increased braininess to come up with a Halloween costume, possibly with a political theme. If you need a place to start, just turn on the cable news. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) With your ruler (Venus) gliding through the eerie sign of Scorpio, your zodiac celebration just may wind up with an urge to howl at the moon on Friday. This gives you creative ideas for a spooky Halloween costume. On Saturday, the extravagant Sun joins the crowd in your house of finances and any chance of sticking to your budget flies out the window. Stick to cash. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The mushy Moon moves into your relationship house Friday, followed immediately by the romantic Sun moving into your sign Saturday morning. As zodiac cycles go, this one certainly could be good for your love life. Sunday is the day to let spontaneity guide you. If you have plans, be open to changing them. Your birthday month is off to a spectacular start. Put on your party hat. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) As your ruler (free-spirited Jupiter) remains under the influence of rebellious Uranus for the rest of the year, you probably shouldn’t make any promises about your presence at traditional holiday celebrations— Halloween is the exception since you can get away with anything then. No matter how independent you are feeling, Monday and Tuesday are best spent in the company of a mate. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Powerful Pluto in your businesslike sign while your ruler (Saturn) occupies sociable Libra is a lesson in compromise. Finding a way to stick to your professional agenda while never missing a chance to hang out with your pals is particularly challenging this week. Meanwhile, the excitable duo of upbeat Jupiter and electrifying Uranus continue to stimulate your intellect. So you can indulge your ambitions, hit the party circuit and/or pursue a Ph.D. Sound fulfilling? AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) As the celestial energies gather at the top of your chart, your career gets a boost. You’re inspired to make a mark on the world Sunday, but Monday and Tuesday are the best days for asking for a raise, applying for a new job or promoting your business. With optimistic Jupiter continuing his connection to your ruler (progressive Uranus) for the rest of the year, your fortunes are on the rise. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) This week emphasizes an expansion in knowledge, whether you accomplish this via classes or traveling the globe to learn about other cultures. Your ability to pick up a foreign language is enhanced, so taking a language course in another country should satisfy all the requirements. If you aren’t looking for a way to broaden your horizons, you are denying yourself a stellar opportunity that will not be back for 12 more years. Can you really wait that long? ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com OCTOBER 22 – OCTOBER 28, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 33


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by Amy Alkon

Q:

I fear I’ve already turned off the new guy I’m dating because I can’t seem to give up sleeping with a stuffed bunny. I’m in my mid-30s, but I’ve had it since childhood, and I just find sleeping with it comforting. For the first month of dating this guy, I didn’t bring it to bed. But now that I’m feeling more relaxed with him, I grab for it after we’ve finished our intimate stuff. He seems rather unimpressed, to say the least. The other night, he said something like, “Now, how old are you again?” Is this something I need to stop doing, or something that somebody who cares about me should just accept?—Can’t Let Go Of Floppy

A:

Back when they couldn’t show sex in movies, they’d let you know it’d happened by showing a couple having drinks and kissing, then cut to one of them in bed smoking a cigarette—not sucking a thumb and cuddling a bunny. The guy you’re dating has an image of you in his mind—probably as a sophisticated, sexy, sensual adult woman. Surprise, surprise, after doing unspeakable things with you in bed, he finds it unsettling to see you spooning Floppy, and maybe worries for a moment that he just committed a crime. He might feel different if you just had the bunny on the shelf as a souvenir of your childhood. For a lot of guys, that’s no big deal. There are even some who’d be OK with the bunny in the bed—like the mid-level manager who attends ComicCon in a Klingon suit and goes to sleep afterward in Spider-Man footie pajamas. In psychology, a stuffed animal is a “transitional object”—a thing that helps a child work through his or her separation from Mommy. (It seems you and Mommy are running a few decades behind—something you and a therapist might give a look-see.) Like your current guy, a lot of guys will be turned off when, after sex, you turn away from them to make sleepies with your bunny. To give yourself the widest selection of dating partners, you’ll need a new bedtime ritual. My suggestion? Put Flops on a shelf and fall asleep thinking happy thoughts about how you’re making room for a very special new friend—one who might be missing fur on his head, but not because the neighbors’ dog used him as a chew toy when you were 5.

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I’m online dating again, but I’m now a vegetarian and gluten intolerant. Should I mention this in my profile, or just break the news gently on our first date? I think I can accept a man who eats meat. (I’d say my desire to find a great guy is greater than my fear of the occasional bloody steak on the barbecue.) But, is it reasonable to request a man who only eats meat once or twice a day, four times a week, max?—Animal Lover

A:

Why did the Tofurky cross the road? Of course, to beg somebody to eat it. And, of course, they had to call that vegan dessert “Soy Delicious,” yet nobody has to sell steak by calling it “Steak Delicious.” Not surprisingly, there are a lot of animal lovers out there who especially love animals with a side of potatoes. Can you sit across from one while he tears into a nice, juicy piece of cow, and are you really looking forward to that long, slow, hamburger-flavored kiss goodnight? You do say you “think” you can accept a man who eats meat, but that’s about wanting to widen your dating pool. Two sentences later, you’re narrowing it back down, suggesting that a meat-muncher should feel free to make you sick, disgusted and morally outraged, but only “once or twice a day, four times a week, max.” Come on. If all you can stomach is a man who eats a diet fit for a sheep, say so in your profile. But, whatever you do, omit mention of specific dietary issues like gluten intolerance, or you’ll sound picky and annoying. And, quite frankly, nobody needs to know the intricacies of your bile duct or small intestine before the first date. As for news to break “gently” on the first date, that would be stuff like “I have five months to live,” not “I can’t eat wheat.” Don’t worry—nobody’s going to force-feed you a cookie. Just order your tofu patty “no bun,” and move on to finding out what you and your date have in common—beyond being the sort of people who not only stop and smell the flowers, but enjoy grazing on them afterward. ✹

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las é rdenes de restriccion que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cé nyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticié n, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras é rdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas é rdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutencion, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, CA 949034164. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccion y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): JEMILA SULEMAN, 26 CRISSY PLACE, NOVATO, CA 94949, (415) 246-9859. Date (Fecha): September 30, 2010. Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Kim Turner, S. Hendryx, Deputy (Asistente). NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1005093. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner LUCAS DAVID LEVY-LIOTARD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LUCAS DAVID LEVY-LIOTARD to LUCAS KAPLAN LEVYLIOTAR. 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: November 5, 2010, 8:30 AM, Dept. J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 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: September 24 2010 /s/ VERNA A. ADAMS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1004810. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MELISSA CANAS on behalf of MIKAYLA CANAS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MIKAYLA CANAS to MIKAYLA ALESSANDRA ESCOBAR. 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: October 28, 2010, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 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: September 13, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION “I Charles “Chris” Berger hereby declare that I have resigned as an officer and director of VISION BUILDERS, INC., California State contractors license #888016, and have returned all shares of stock to the corporation, effective MAY 26, 2010. I further declare I am not responsible for any debts, liabilities or obligations of VISION BUILDERS, INC., from and after MAY 26, 2010.” (Pacific Sun: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304228 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): T.L.C. FOR SENIOR SERVICES, 50 BRIARWOOD DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: August 31, 2009. Under File No: 121853. Registrant’s Name(s): NANI B.E.M. ROBERTSON, 50 BRIARWOOD DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on September 28, 2010. (Pacific Sun: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 2010) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DONALD L. WALKER, also known as DONALD WALKER. Case No. PR-1005286. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DONALD L. WALKER, also known as DONALD WALKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: LANCE WALKER in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LANCE WALKER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: November 8, 2010 at 8:30a.m. in Dept: K, Room: K, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: ELISA MARIE ENGLER, 4178 MISSION STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. (415) 859-9925. (Publication Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Date of Filing Application: September 15, 2010. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: ANA GRACIELA DANIELS; WISSAM ANTON QUDSIEH. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 783 ANDERSON DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 – ON SALE BEER AND WINE – Eating Place. (Pacific Sun: October 22, 29; November 5, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1005446. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CONNIE RODRIGUES filed a petition with this court for

a decree changing names as follows: CONNIE RODRIGUES to RITA MOLINARI. 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: December 2, 2010, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 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: October 14, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: February 19, 26; October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 2010) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ALL OVER MARIN MINI STORAGE, SAN ANSELMO. In accordance to the provisions of the California Business and Professional Code, there being due an unpaid storage charge for which the Mini Storage is entitled to a lien on the goods hereinafter described, and due notice in the time specified in such notice for payment having expired, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that these goods will be sold at a public auction at the MINI STORAGE IN SAN ANSELMO, 208 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960, at 2:00pm TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010. The public is invited to attend. 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) 332-6520, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name of owner is followed by lot number: JORMA JOHNSON: UNIT #078; STEPHEN MARTINEZ: UNIT #358; DIRK JOHNSON: UNIT #350. Pacific Sun: (October 22, 29, 2010) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. In accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professional Code, Division 8, Chapter 10, Section 21707, there being due an unpaid storage charge for which the Terra Linda Mini Storage is entitled to a lien on the goods hereinafter described, and due notice in the time specified in such notice for payment having expired, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that these goods will be sold at a public auction at the TERRA LINDA MINI STORAGE, 4290-B REDWOOD HIGHWAY, SAN RAFAEL, 94903 at 11:00AM, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010. The public is invited to attend. 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) 472-5204, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name of owner is followed by lot number: JOHN EVANS JR.: UNIT #215; WAYNE LOWE: UNIT #227. Pacific Sun: (October 22, 29, 2010)

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