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Californian first hit the press (they had only one) on Aug. 15, 1846, in Monterey. [Editor’s note: The Californian moved in 1847 to San Francisco—which was then still called Yerba Buena—before shutting down in 1848 due to its entire staff leaving for the Gold Rush]. I thought the mission statement (which appeared on page one, along with a lead story about the United States declaring war on Mexico) had some relevance to issues in California today. I felt this might be of interest to the editor, and readers of the Pacific Sun. I have done my best to transcribe the text (typos included). A scan of the original can be

This is the first paper ever published in California, and though issued upon a small sheet,is intended it shall contain matter that will be read with interest. The principles which will govern us in conducting it, can be set forth in a few words. We shall maintain an entire and utter severance of all political connexion with Mexico.We renounce at once and forever all fealty to her laws,all obedience to her mandates. We shall advocate an oblivion of all past political offences and allow every man the privilege of entering this new era of events unembarrassed by any part he may have taken in previous revolutions. We shall maintain freedom of speech and the press,and those great principles of religious toleration,which allow every man to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. We shall advocate such a system of public instruction as will bring the means of a good practical education to every child in California. We shall urge the immediate establishment of a well organized government and a universal obedience to its laws.We shall encourage immigration, and take special pains to point out to agricultural immigrants those sections of unoccupied lands where the fertility of the soil will most amply repay the labors of the husbandman. We shall encourage domestic manufactures and the mechanic arts as sources of private wealth, individual comfort and indispensable to the public prosperity. We shall urge the organization of interior defences sufficient to protect the property of citizens from the depredations of the wild indians. We shall advocate a territorial relation of California to the United States,til the number of her inhabitants is such that she can be admitted a member of that glorious confederacy. We shall support the present measures of the commander in chief of the American squadron on our coast,so far as they conduce to the public tranquility,the organization of a free representative government and our alliance with the United States. We shall advocate the lowest rate of duties on foreign imports,and favor an exemption of the necessaries of life,even from these duties. We shall go for California—for all her interests, social civil and religious—encouraging every thing that promote these,resisting every thing that can do them harm. This press shall be free and independent; unawed by power and untrammeled by party.The use of its columns shall be denied to none,who have suggestions to make,promotive of the public weal.

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I enjoyed Julie Vader’s story about crying over movies and books involving the death of dogs [“Happiness is a Warm Puppy... Sadness is a Cold, Dead One,” Oct. 29]. I’m from an even earlier generation than those you mentioned, going back to The Yearling, which came out in 1946. In this movie the young boy has to shoot, at his father’s orders, his beloved pet deer that he’s raised from a fawn. The deer, you see, is leaping fences and damaging the family’s crops. My parents were shocked at my storms of sobbing that apparently went on for days. Same thing happened at Bambi. After that, no more animal stories were permitted. But even then, dangers would slip in unexpectedly, like the death of Beth’s pet bird in Little Women—everyone had forgotten to feed it. What my parents couldn’t understand was why the death of poor Beth herself didn’t provoke such outbursts of grief. I didn’t, and don’t, understand it myself. Why was I so affected by these (mostly fictional) animal deaths, whereas stories of real human tragedies were somehow bearable...even the Holocaust (and I’m Jewish)? I had to accept the fact that I had a severe character flaw, so I learned to keep it under wraps. But when I read your article in the Pacific Sun it all came flooding back. This was the first clue I had that I wasn’t alone in this shameful quirk of character. Some of us are wired that way. We just need to stay away from Lassie, Black Beauty, et al. Judith Lopez,Larkspur

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There’s no place like home Should homeless focus be on temporary shelters or permanent housing? by Pe t e r S e i d m a n

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wo winters ago, temperatures plummeted in December. What was an uncomfortable inconvenience for many was life threatening for others. When two homeless people were admitted to Marin General Hospital showing signs of hypothermia, a hospital social worker alerted the community about a public-health crisis. At about the same time, the newly formed Marin Organizing Committee (MOC), a faith-based group associated with the Industrial Areas Foundation, had taken on the issue of homelessness and mounted a campaign to pressure the county to recognize the seriousness of the problem. That winter, the county worked to open the National Guard Armory across from the Civic Center as an emergency warming shelter during the coldest winter months. The emergency shelter was, in essence, a government mandate. In 1987, Congress passed the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. It was aimed at helping the homeless by creating and aiding, among other programs, emergency shelters. George Deukemajian, governor at the time, called for the California National Guard to open its armories as temporary shelters during the winter to protect the health and safety of individuals who otherwise would be at risk.

Marin’s shelter remained open only through mid-February, leaving those who had found safe haven at the facility out in the cold for the remaining winter nights. A group of congregations recognized the crack in the support system and created a rotating emergency shelter program. The MOC met in August 2009 to keep the issue of affordable housing and housing for the homeless on the county’s front burner. The county responded with a commitment to help fund a rotating shelter program in the winter of 2009/10. This year, efforts to continue programs for the homeless have met with mixed results. Aldersgate Church in Terra Linda withdrew its application in San Rafael for a use permit that would have allowed it to participate in the emergency shelter program. A vocal group of neighbors and some congregants said they were concerned the plan to offer homeless men safe shelter for a night would endanger their community. Ross residents raised similar concerns about a plan to offer shelter for men at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The emergency shelter program offers a safe place to sleep for up to 35 men and 20 women at participating congregations. Men and women sleep at separate congregations. The nightly numbers are just a fraction of the county’s homeless 8 >

›› NEWSGRAMS San Rafael, San Anselmo at odds over Target The San Anselmo business community is hoping Santa doesn’t bring a certain big box this coming year—a“big box”Target store that’s currently proposed for San Rafael. The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted 6-0, with one member abstaining, on Friday to issue a public“resolution”opposing the idea of opening Marin’s second outlet of the Minneapolis-based retail giant. The San Rafael Planning Commission gave the thumbs-up on Nov. 9 for Target to build a 137,000-square-foot store at 125 Shoreline Parkway, near Home Depot, in San Rafael.The San Rafael City Council will consider the planning commission recommendation in December. The San Anselmo Chamber resolution cites Target’s“aggressive”selling of clothing, groceries, home supplies and kid and pet items as being“inconsistent”with central Marin’s shopping culture of small and family-owned businesses.“The loss of business in these [and] other Central Marin locations occasioned by Target’s operations will also decrease their tax base,”concludes the resolution,“to the great damage of those communities and their residents.” To view the complete resolution from the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, read the full story at www.pacificsun.com. —Jason Walsh Cal Park Tunnel grand opening Dec. 10 Squeeze on another layer of padded spandex riding pants, county cyclists! The grand opening of the Cal Park Tunnel is set for a chilly lateautumn celebration on Dec. 10. The Marin County Department of Public Works had its previous opening of the highly anticipated tunnel project de-wheeled by the recent rains. But the weather has dried enough for the crews to complete the paving and wheels are once again in motion for Cal Park, which will serve as a much-needed link between San Rafael and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The event begins at 3pm at the south portal of the tunnel, in Larkspur.The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is hosting group bike rides to the ribbon-cutting from the San Francisco Ferry Building at noon; Above Category Cycling, 38 Millwood St., Mill Valley, at 2pm; Fairfax Cyclery, 2020 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, 2pm; and Class Cycle, 1531 S. Novato Blvd., Novato, 2pm. For info, visit www.marinbike.org. —JW Brown jumps from the Ross Valley Sanitary truck The Ross Valley Sanitary District is one down this week, as Sue Brown announced her resignation this week after six years on the board. The 60-year-old Brown didn’t get into specifics as to why she’s stepping down; she has said, however, that recent criticism of the board by officials from neighboring towns had nothing to do with it. Brown’s election to the board in 2004 followed a scandalous few years for the sanitary district, as board members were accused of billing extravagant meals and other lofty expenses to the district, and a Marin Civil Grand Jury blasted the previous board for botching wastewater cleanup and neglecting aging sewer pipes. The current board has come under fire for throwing a wrench in the works of agency consolidation with Corte Madera and San Rafael due to the perception that RSVD is demanding greater power in such a consolidation. 8 > In October, Marin’s county counsel reported findings that district expenses—including

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1. What Mediterranean-styled city borders the San Francisco Bay as well as Richardson Bay? 2. Which flower’s name, when translated from French into English, would be “lion’s tooth”? 3. What breed of cat is descended from sacred temple cats in Thailand? 4. Who were the last three losing candidates for the office of vice president of the U.S., and with whom did they run? 5. What is the world’s most populous city south of the equator? 6. Peter Sellers is best known for playing the role of what bumbling French police detective in what humorous film series? 7. Pictured at right: Name the city in which each of these famous cathedrals is located: 7a. St. Basil’s 7b. La Sagrada Familia 7c. Hagia Sophia 8. What changes to NFL uniforms were introduced in the 1960s and required by 1970? 9. The 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee was the last war between the U.S. government and whom? 10. The world’s worst nuclear accident occurred in April 1986 in what Russian city?

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±ÊIf you want to successfully steal a box full of money from a Girl Scout troop, don’t do it around Novato resident Alan Burkholder. Last Saturday, the Novato troop set up a candy- and nut-selling operation in front of the Safeway on Diablo Avenue. In the early afternoon, when the girls had more than $200 in their candy kitty, a thief grabbed the till and ran. Bystander Burkholder took off in pursuit to liberate the loot. The crook dropped the moneybox during the chase and continued his getaway. Burkholder returned safely to the Safeway, presenting the rescued cash to the grateful girls. Thank you to our Hero of the Week, Alan Burkholder, for giving the Girl Scouts a sweet ending to a salty ordeal. (P.S. The police arrested a 15-year old for the theft.)

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“Harmonious,” “beautioften more puzzled than impressed. ful” and “inspiring,” were “To many in Marin,” he went on, “the the words architecture Center has become almost a joke, a piece of historian Bruce Brooks camp, even a symbol of suburban sprawl.” Pfeiffer used in 1975 to deThe Sun’s biggest gripe with Marin’s years ago scribe the legendary Marin newest example of suburban blight was County Civic Center. in the “uncontrolled urbanization” of the “Atrocity,” “ugly” and “eyesore” were grounds. “A great proportion of the 140the words Marin was usi ng 40 years ago acre site is covered with asphalt,” reported this week. the Sun, while “Civic Center Drive, a It was November of 1970 and construc- handy link between Santa Venetia and the tion crews were putting the finishing touches Northgate Shopping Center, is expected on the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, the to carry 12,000 cars a day.” final piece in the 13-year-old Frank Lloyd Even the Sun’s high expectations for the Wright Civic Center puzzle. For more than a center’s car lot were dashed. “No parking lot decade, the Civic Center project had suffered has any reason to be that barren, that blank, setback after setback—a string of construc- that destructive of natural and architectural tion delays, the beauty,” the paper death of its arsaid of the car park chitectural imcarbuncle. presario and Despite the Sun’s no end of potview of the project shots from the as a defacement modern-artof the “sweeping design peanut hills of Las Gallinas gallery. But as Valley”—and the the concluding paper’s suggestion commission of that the infamous the renowned Marincello developFrank Lloyd ment would have Wright was at been a better use of long last near the land—the Civic com p l e t i o n , Center has come the Pacific to be seen as Frank Sun paused to Lloyd Wright’s postconsider the humous triumph. legacy of the One person’s modern-architecture masterpiece, another’s It’s more-modernmaestro’s final suburban sprawl. than-modern design encore. has served as the “[We] backdrop to such expected the finished project to be a mascult classic science fiction films as Gatterpiece,” began the Sun’s story, “Pink Walls? taca, starring Ethan Hawke, and THXBlue Roofs? A Sea of Cars?” But “when the 1138, George Lucas’s Kubrickian movie completed administration building was debut—and few landmarks of American painted, the first shock came.” civic responsibility have so immediately The shock the Sun was referring to, of come to epitomize the immutably singucourse, was the decision by the Wright lar character of their community. Foundation to switch from the sand and “In Marin County you have one of the gold scheme of the walls and roof, which most beautiful landscapes I have seen,” Wright had originally envisioned, in favor of wrote Frank Lloyd Wright, before his death what the Sun described as pink and “glaring” in 1959. “And I am proud to make the blue. “Just pink enough to make the hills buildings of this County characteristic of seem dingy; just blue enough to make the the beauty of the County.” sky seem pale,” was the paper’s official colorOr as the Sun put it a few years later, wheel-based evaluation. “[They] seem almost to have made a But the Sun was just getting started on the special effort to produce uninteresting building that would one day be a must-see textures—diffused, disconnected and for design students from across the globe undistinguished.” and become a weekend stop for architects “Our loss,” the paper concluded, “will on convention in San Francisco. become obvious.” ✹ “It has become clearer every year that Get civic-minded with Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com. the emerging Civic Center is not quite what one had expected,” wrote Sun contributing Blast into Marin’s past with more writer John Hart. “The visiting tourist is Behind the Sun at ›› pacificsun.com

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²ÊWearing a cast after foot surgery, Larken arrived at the Rafael Film Center early to make sure she got seats close to the entrance. Her husband dropped her off at the door and she went inside to wait for him. Selecting two seats in the last row, Larken sat down. Later she noticed someone had placed a jacket in the seat next to her, but no one was around. Eventually, a woman showed up to claim that seat. Larken explained it was for her husband. The seat stealer refused to give in, emphatic that you must place something in the chair to save it. Larken, with her sore foot and cast, clomped further into the theater in search of two new seats. Zero, there aren’t rules about seat saving; however, there are rules about common courtesy and we think you broke every one.—Nikki Silverstein

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< 6 There’s no place like home population. The congregations accept clients on a rotating basis. Some provide food and volunteer support. The homeless clients meet at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room in downtown San Rafael, where they take shuttle buses to the congregations providing services for that night. Shuttles return them to San Rafael the next morning. Before participating in the rotating shelter effort, clients must demonstrate that they’re capable of modest behavior. Community members are on hand to oversee the nightly shelter program. Despite evidence that no incidents of consequence have occurred, some resident still remain wary. Advocates of the homeless say neighbors should be more comforted with an emergency shelter program that provides guidance and oversight than no shelter at all. The homeless still exist—shelter or no shelter. Not all neighborhoods are unwelcoming.

The San Anselmo Town Council recently voiced support for an emergency shelter at First Presbyterian Church. Four San Rafael churches currently have use permits for emergency shelter duty for women. “We have about 15 congregations that will participate,” says Christine Paquette, development director at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin, “but we are still working out details, so that number isn’t official.” Some of those 15 congregations will provide meals and volunteer services, she says, “It’s definitely not 100 percent solid on each night being covered yet.” The shelter program will begin the night of Dec. 1 and run through March 31. While the emergency shelter program undoubtedly provides respite, say many advocates, an over-emphasis on emergency shelters is the wrong road. Rather than warehousing the homeless, they say, society’s efforts should focus on ending homelessness.

< 6 Newsgrams legal, personnel and board-member compensation—are unusually high compared to other governing agencies in the county.The board is disputing the charge. Board members announced that they’ll be accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the board created by Brown’s departure. Applications, available at www.rvsd.org, must be delivered to the district offices at 2960 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, by 4pm, Nov. 22.The board will announce the new appointment at its next meeting, 6pm, Nov. 30 at 750 College Ave. in Kentfield. —JW

Bike Coalition‘routes’ competition The Marin County Bicycle Coalition was sporting its neon-orange cycling jerseys with a bit more pride this week, as the MCBC was honored with the Grand Award from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for its ultra-successful Safe Routes to Schools program. The award, bestowed biannually at MTC’s Excellence in Motion ceremony, applauded Safe Routes for its dedication to promoting walking and bicycling to schools in Marin. MCBC director Kim Baenisch credited Safe Routes director Wendi Kallins with growing the program from nine participating schools in 2000 to more than 50 schools today. The Bicycle Coalition’s celebrating will continue Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Bikers Ball, at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon. Master of Ceremonies Doug McConnell will lead the live auction; a silent auction, plenty of beer,“heavy”appetizers and live music by Vinyl will round out the 7pm event. Tickets are $65 members; $75 general. Don’t party too hard or you’ll miss the Post-Biker Ball road ride the following morning at 9:30am, starting from Cibo Cafe in Sausalito. $25 donation to MCBC suggested; bring more if you want lunch at Cibo following the ride. For info, check out www.marinbike.org. —JW One hundred grand to help save salmon Currents in the fight over salmon protection and property rights may run a bit smoother thanks to a $98,335 grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy aimed at assisting creekside landowners in taking steps to protect their property from erosion. More than 50 landowners have signed up to receive funds from the Landowner Assistance Program; more are on a waiting list for assistance should additional grant funds be received.The County of Marin Public Works Department is administering the program in partnership with the San Geronimo Planning Group and the University of California Cooperative Extension. All the landowner assessments will be conducted by a third-party assessment team, which will work with property owners to develop recommendations and designs for implementing restoration actions. The program funds come at a time of heated debate over the future of the San Geronimo Valley watershed and the now-endangered coho salmon that have long migrated up its streams. Property owners and salmon-protection advocacy agency SPAWN (Salmon Protection and Watershed Network) have locked horns over the implementation of county-enforced restrictions to development of properties along creeksides; a recent set of limits brought before the board was sent back to county staff for revision after property owners convinced supervisors the limits were too strict. SPAWN then filed suit against the county of Marin, charging the county with not adhering to the California Environmental Quality Act. Studies show that native plant life in creek areas is vital to shielding sunlight and regulating temperatures in creek water. In September a group of 100 scientists signed on to a marine-life manifesto on behalf of SPAWN calling for the Marin County Board of Supervisors to step up action on salmon protection. According to some estimates, the state coho population has plummeted by nearly 99 percent over the past 50 years.—JW

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A program that has gained increasing recognition is called Housing First. It’s part of a range of approaches to homelessness that began after the numbers of homeless people in the United States began climbing in the 1980s. The first approach concentrated on temporary shelters. The next came with what’s called continuum of care, in which a homeless person can enter a system of services through a shelter program with the aim of transferring to temporary housing program with support services. As a person stabilizes, transitional housing becomes possible, along with employment possibilities. Professionals can treat physical and mental issues. In a best-case scenario, the homeless person (or family) has moved through transition to permanent housing and placement in the community. The continuum of care model often requires a person to deal with mental health issues or addiction before qualifying for placement in housing programs. The problem, say advocates of homeless services, is that many homeless individuals never advance because they have difficulty meeting the admission requirement, which creates a permanent homeless population. That’s where Housing First comes into the picture. As its name implies, Housing First is based on the premise that moving a homeless person into safe housing is the first step; without housing, nothing else is possible. The idea surfaced in the early 1990s, when the organization Pathways to Housing in New York City started a program based on the assumption that housing is a basic human right and should never be denied. Pathways developed a program to first provide housing for the most chronically homeless before addressing health and addiction issues. It is similar to supportive housing programs such as Shelter Plus Care, which provides housing, services and rental assistance for persons with disabilities. Shelter Plus Care operates in Marin, and many clients live and receive services throughout the county from the federally sponsored program. In Marin, Homeward Bound, the largest local provider of housing for the homeless, represents the continuum of care model. It operates the 40-bed Mill Street Center as well as the Family Emergency Center, which provides beds for 13 families at a Marin motel. And among its other programs, Homeward Bound also has the New Beginnings Center, an 80-bed shelter for single homeless adults. Homeward Bound operates two of the three hotels in San Rafael that provide space for the homeless, housing a total of 56 people, says Mary Kay Sweeney, executive director.

“Those [types of continuum of care] programs require you to comply with things like commitment to treatment, commitment to sobriety. Housing First doesn’t have those conditions,” says Lisa Sepahi, homeless analyst with the county. “It will get you into housing first, and if you’re ready and willing to have people help with mental health problems or substance-abuse issues, then those services are there for you. If you don’t want those, you don’t have to have them.” It seems counterintuitive, but it works. “If you look at the national programs that have been going, you find they are highly successful,” says Sepahi. “The turnover rate is very low. When people become stably housed, their mental health and substance-abuse issues begin to diminish.” The Housing First concept has crossed the political and ideological divide. It cannot be called simply a kneejerk liberal wasteful welfare program. In 1999, a predominantly Republican Congress required the Department of Housing and Urban Development to devote at least one third of funding for the homeless toward programs that moved the chronically homeless into permanent housing. Since then, cities across the country have participated. There’s good reason for that. Cities and counties learned that Housing First, while requiring funding and support services for clients, costs about the same or actually saved money. As reported in a noted 2002 study coauthored by Dennis P. Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania, clients with chronic mental and addiction problems in Housing First units used services such as emergency rooms far less than the chronically homeless out on the streets or warehoused in emergency shelters. The program, however, is not without critics who say that Housing First rewards behavior that should be discouraged. But supporters point to the benefits of removing chronically addicted homeless from the streets and putting them in safe surroundings. They say it benefits the homeless and the community. “Housing is healthcare,” says Sepahi. “Housing gives you your health, wellbeing and safety. If you can meet that need, there are many things that can come together in your life.” Although the move toward Housing First-type programs rather than emergency shelters has gained momentum, advocates of homeless services say a need still exists for the short-term emergency-shelter model—as long as a community isn’t reliant on it as a primary solution. The effort to find a permanent facil-


ity for a warming shelter in Marin has faced major hurdles. It’s hard to find a site that neighbors will accept and local planning agencies and city councils will approve. The MOC has worked to find a solution, but none has surfaced. Recognizing the difficulty of finding a permanent shelter site, Paquette says, “the Marin Organizing Committee has endorsed the county plan to look into funding Housing First.” But she notes that an emergency shelter program can prove critical as part of a range of services. An emergency shelter, for instance, can act as a triage center. Not all homeless clients need a complicated set of services, she says. Sometimes, a bus ride or a plane trip home to family is a solution. St. Vincent de Paul facilitates that kind of intervention quite often, she says. In addition, visiting people in their homes before they become homeless is a critical part of St. Vincent’s array of programs. A Homelessness Policy Steering Group has been meeting to chart a course for the county in its effort to provide services to the homeless. In addition to supporting another winter of an emergency shelter, the group also is considering how the county could fashion (and fund) a Housing First program here. The county has committed $400,000 to homeless programs, says Supervisor Susan Adams, “but the supervisors’ position will likely be that we can’t do it all. We can’t build a temporary shelter and infuse money into Housing First and salvage the programs that the state and the feds are dismembering.” The steering group will help guide expenditures by recommending funding priorities. “Housing First is gaining momentum,” says Adams. Mary Kay Sweeney at Homeward Bound has no hesitance in endorsing Housing First, even though her current programs run on the continuum of care model. “If we had the houses to put people in and the service dollars, we would do it.” And that points to a problem advocates of homeless services continually face: the lack of affordable housing. That’s the biggest, the most impracticable obstacle, they say. “Housing First is really great,” says Sweeney. “If we could divert some of the funding for the emergency end of the deal and throw it in to Housing First, that would be great. However, we don’t have enough housing to do that yet. That’s the issue we’re facing, especially in this county.” ✹ Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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are thinking. “We’re trying to understand the points of view of these folks.” SmartMeter opponents have never Utility’s disgraced technology expert needs lesson in how email works... made a secret of their points of view. They worry about what the utility by Ronnie Co he n might do with the data it gathers from he front man for Pacific Gas & and town officials had been working the meters and the health effects from Electric Co.’s so-called SmartMewith Devereaux to address citizen con- the electromagnetic radiation the deter program resigned Wednesday cerns that the devices could invade their vices emit. after admitting he had tried to surrepti- privacy and harm their health. In April, Maurer’s group petitioned tiously infiltrate activist groups, includOn Nov. 4, the CPUC asking a Sebastopol organization locked in Devereaux sent ing for an indea legal battle with the utility over the an email to the pendent study wireless meters. EMF Safety Coand evidentiary William Devereaux, senior director of alition saying he hearings on PG&E’s SmartMeter program, confessed lives in Oakland, radio frequency he pretended to be a guy named Ralph wanted to learn emissions from and covertly monitored local protest more about SmartMeters, groups’ online efforts to thwart the $2.2 SmartMeters and for the ability billion SmartMeter rollout. One of the wished to “join to opt out of groups—the EMF Safety Network—has the conversation SmartMeters petitioned the California Public Utilities to see what I can and for a moraCommission (CPUC) for independent do to help out torium on their studies on the health effects of Smart- here.” Devereaux installation. An Meters and for a moratorium on their wrote from an administrative installation. unidentifiable law judge has “I think it’s especially inappropriate— email address— recommended possibly unlawful—considering we’re in m a n a s o t a 9 9 @ dismissing the a legal battle with him,” said Sandi Mau- gmail.com—and case, and the rer, moderator of a discussion group for signed the email group faces a the EMF Safety Coalition, an arm of the “Ralph.” Nov. 15 deadnetwork. “He was trying to spy on someBut—to line to submit one who has a legal case against him.” his apparent arguments to William Devereaux—aka ‘Ralph’—appeared at a recent forum in Fairfax to quell community concerns that PG&E was using SmartOn Tuesday, PG&E officials placed surprise—his keep it alive. Meters to spy on them. the 45-year-old executive on paid leave email program “We’re in and said it had launched an investiga- revealed his true a court battle tion; Devereaux tendered his resignation identity. Maurer, with PG&E,” Wednesday morning. Asked if anyone who lives in Sebastopol and has met Maurer said in a telephone interview else was involved in the operation, PG&E Devereaux, recognized his name and Wednesday, “and they’ve got their senior spokesman Jeff Smith said only that the blew the whistle. director trying to get on our listserv.” utility expected its investigation to reveal In interviews with two Bay Area The CPUC sanctioned PG&E’s the full scope of the scheme. newspapers on Monday, Devereaux program to install 10 million wireless “We don’t at all condone this kind of admitted using an alias on other antimeters throughout the state at ratepaybehavior,” he said. “It is not in keeping SmartMeter listervs for months. Orgaer expense and has said no one may opt with PG&E’s core nizers believe out of the program. values of honesty his effort may Last month, Devereaux tried to and transparency.” Asked if anyone else was involved have tipped sell SmartMeters as essential to an But local SmartPG&E to a energy-efficient so-called smart grid. Meter opponents in the operation, PG&E spokesman planned dem- But Fairfax residents called his efforts said Devereaux’s Jeff Smith said only that the utility onstration “greenwashing.” admission ap- expected its investigation to reveal at the end of Devereaux had been scheduled to peared in keeping October, when return to Fairfax for another public with what they see the full scope of the scheme. protesters had meeting on the meters Nov. 30. as the utility’s bulexpected to “He certainly wouldn’t be able to show ly-like insistence block Smarthis face in Fairfax,” Mayor Lew Tremaine on installing the digital meters and with Meter installers from leaving a Rohnert said Tuesday. “He’d get eaten alive.” the technology’s potential for privacy Park equipment yard. 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Must-twang Sally All-gal folk group a lot less like U2 than you’d imagine... by G r e g Cahill

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n the world of music-journalism hype, romance on the rebound (“A Thousand Blame Sally has been likened to “a folk- Tiny Pieces”) to the search for a calm cenbased U2.” That comparison—Blame ter amid the competitiveness of California Sally’s country-infused Americana vs. U2’s society (“Pass the Buddha”). high-voltage rock—baffles even singer, “Our music is extremely heartfelt and songwriter and guitarist Renee Harcourt, sincere and based on our own life experibut she does note that the ences,” Harcourt says, “so two groups share one key I think it resonates with quality: passion. our audience because COMING SOON “Our live shows have a it’s very truthful. Some Blame Sally performs Saturlot of energy,” says Harof our music is political day, Nov. 13, at 8:30pm at the court, a Mill Valley resias well and we’ve been Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht dent. “I also think that lucky enough to garner a Club Dr., San Rafael. $20-$35. people respond to our following because of that 415/389-5072. relationship, because we as well.” have a close friendship— It’s a successful there’s a lot of love and formula: In 2007, Blame humor and spontaneous dialogue that Sally’s album Severland hit No. 1 on XM shows up onstage.” Satellite Radio’s Starbucks XM Cafe chart. The Bay Area band—Harcourt, Pamela Last year, the band inked a six-figure, fiveDelgado, Jeri Jones and Monica Pasqual— year, three-album deal with the Berkeley is different from U2 in another way as label Bay Area Opus Music Ventures. well: They’re all middle-aged women singThis past week, the band’s members ing with heart and soul in a manner that have been huddled in Studio 132 in Oakhas touched a mostly suburban female fan land, operated by Emmy-winning engibase. Their well-crafted songs range from neer BZ Lewis, recording their fifth studio

How anyone could see similarities between Blame Sally and U2 is beyond us...

album, the as-yet-untitled follow up to Live at Stern Grove. “That was a fun gig for us,” Harcourt says of the ebullient live recording. “We opened for Joan Baez—it was a really great

day and they happened to record it. It was a good performance, so we decided to put out a live CD.” To see Harcourt’s confidence onstage, you’d never know she once was too shy to perform in concert. All of that changed in 1990 when she moved to Marin from L.A. “I thought I’d died and gone to heaven,” she says of the move. Harcourt had been in Marin for just a week when she met Pasqual at a songwriting competition in Napa. “I actually won,” she recalls. “We then entered several other contests together for years after that because we had a lot of projects going on. “She proceeded to win them all,” Harcourt adds with a laugh. A decade ago, those “projects” coalesced into Blame Sally. The two budding songwriters have stuck together to become the foursome’s principal songwriters. It’s a relationship built on trust, and one that has helped to empower the band’s fans. “Part of what makes a good songwriter is someone who’s willing to dig deep internally and emotionally,” Harcourt says. “We both do that and I think that’s what makes our friendship so strong—we’re both very open about a lot of things. “We’re just super close.” As is the band as a whole. “One thing that’s great to realize is how much stronger that trust gets the longer we play together,” Harcourt says. “Onstage and offstage, I know those guys have my back, no matter what.” ✹ Hum a few bars for Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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‘Rosebud...!’ A blockbuster closer to the series, TOY STORY 3 has thrilled the world with the very best that Pixar can deliver, and it carries an emotional heft that will leave more than a few parents teary and wistful for those long-lost toys of their childhood. Home viewing is a big plus for the film, which deserves to be seen and felt away from all the 3-D surroundsound silliness. 3 redeposits us in the cozy familiarity of that upstairs room, where Buzz and Woody and the rest of the toy box are starved for a little attention from Andy who, all grown up, is getting ready to leave home for college. Andy has tough decisions to make about what to take with him, and when a packing mishap results in the whole gang being shipped for donation to a daycare from hell, Buzz and Woody have to figure out an escape home—even if they’re not sure they’ll be wanted once they get there. Director Lee Unkrich has convinced me that nothing on God’s Earth has the poignancy of an abandoned toy. (Just imagine what a Stanley Kubrick-helmed A.I. might have been, which promised a very different exploration of the same territory.) —Richard Gould

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t’s a familiar scene: the loyal (but obvi- marriage in New York and to permit illegal ously fuming and/or desperately sad) aliens to acquire driver’s licenses, did not wife standing by her man, a public figure endear him to many of those in power. who humbly admits and apologizes for havClient 9 intercuts the political with the ing—er—whored around. And there’s Eliot private—or temporarily private. Who Spitzer, the “sheriff of Wall Street,” former leaked information to the New York Times New York state attorney general, governor of about Spitzer’s involvement with the Emthe state—and his suddenly disgraced wife, perors Club VIP, a “get-together service” Silda, stony-faced at his side. with rates upward of $1,000 per hour? Oscar-winner Alex GibSuspicion falls on several ney’s Client 9 recounts the enemies: the former chair Icarus-like fall of the man of the New York Stock who some predicted would Exchange, the state Senate COMING SOON Client 9 opens soon at a be America’s first Jewish majority leader, the CEO president. Gibney, direc- theater near you. of AIG and more. tor of Freakonomics, Enron: But the film isn’t content The Smartest Guys in the with making these suggesRoom and numerous other tions. It also has to include documentaries, lays it all out there, includ- interviews with the Emperors Club’s booker, ing interviews with call girls and politicos. with “Ashley Dupre” (whom Spitzer slept His viewpoint is clear: Spitzer did it, but so with only once, and who has gone on to a have plenty of other figures in the public eye career as a Playboy model, singer and the (sports stars, movie people, Bill Clinton). New York Post’s sex columnist) and with Why was Spitzer outed? Because of politics. “Angelina,” who refused to appear and is As attorney general, a post he took up portrayed by an actress. in 1999, Spitzer prosecuted white-collar Too bad that the film’s whiz-bang tone criminals—bankers, corporate heads, and the salaciousness of the prostitution etc.—and continued his efforts to clean up material undercut its serious theme. ✹ government and business after becoming Reel off your movie reviews on TownSquare at governor in 2007. Needless to say, these ›› pacificsun.com activities, plus his attempts to legalize gay


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‘Journey from Zanskar’ brings the Himalayas to the Rafael Sunday evening. ● Conviction (1:47) True story of a Massachusetts mom who put herself through high school, college and law school to overturn the wrongful conviction of her brother for murder; Hilary Swank stars. ● Cool It (1:29) Doc about Danish big brain Bjorn Lomborg, who wants us all to know that while global warming is distressing, it’s not the end of the world. ● Due Date (1:40) Todd Philips road-trip comedy about a businessman who has to hitch a ride crosscountry with an unstable wannabe actor to get home in time for the birth of his first child; Robert Downey, Jr. stars. ● Fair Game (1:48) Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame, the targeted CIA agent whose investigations into Iraq’s nuclear capabilities didn’t jibe with the Bush administration’s PR plans; Sean Penn costars as hubby-whistleblower Joe Wilson. ● For Colored Girls (2:00) An all-star cast (Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg) bring Ntozake Shange’s prizewinning ensemble drama about today’s African American woman to the big screen. ● The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2:28) Sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire finds the edgy Lisbeth Salander in hot water again, this time for the murder of her father. ● Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (2:30) The young wizard embarks on a door-die mission that will decide his own (predestined?) fate and ease him onto the wobbly shores of manhood to boot. ● 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. ● Jackass 3D (1:34) More outrageous pranking from Johnny Knoxville, this time in full in-yourface three dimensions. ● Journey from Zanskar Breathtaking documentary follows 17 Tibetan children as they trek across the Himalayas to their new school. ● 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. ● La Boheme (3:00) Angela Gheorghiu stars as Mimi in SFO’s production of Puccini’s torrid, tragic Left Bank opus.

● Leaving (1:25) Bored French housewife meets surly Spanish handyman, resulting in oo la la aplenty. ● 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. ● Mao’s Last Dancer (1:57) Bruce Beresford biopic of ballerina extraordinaire Li Cunxin, who began her career at age 11 in Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. ● Megamind (1:36) Cartoon comedy about a genius supervillain whose plans for world domination go awry through boredom and selfinterest; Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt and Ben Stiller supply the voices. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Don Pasquale (3:50) Donizetti’s comic opera of love, lust and chicanery is presented live from New York in dazzling big-screen high definition. ● Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary (3:00) Join the celebration as 500 actors and singers salute the landmark show on its silver anniversary. ● Morning Glory (1:35) Crusty TV news veteran Harrison Ford and former beauty queen Diane Keaton clash as cohosts of a dilapidated national morning news show; Rachel McAdams costars as their long-suffering producer. ● Paranormal Activity 2 (1:31) More ghostly shenanigans are afoot in this sequel to the 2009 fright fest. ● 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. ● Saw 3D (1:31) 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). ● Skyline (1:40) An invading force from outer space bent on destruction kicks things off in suburban L.A. ● 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). ● 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. ● Unstoppable (1:38) Tony Scott mega-adventure about a runaway freight train, its cargo of combustible liquids and the engineer and conductor who try to stop it from destroying the next city on the timetable; Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star. ● Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (1:51) Acclaimed biopic of the 12th century poet/playwright/composer/physician/scientist/ nun and her struggles with her German Benedictine order. ● 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. ✹

›› MOViE TiMES Conviction (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:05 Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30 ❋ Cool It (PG) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5:25, 7:35, 10 Sat 1, 3:10, 5:25, 7:35, 10 Sun 1, 3:10, 5:25, 7:35 Mon-Thu 5:25, 7:35 Due Date (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:30, 8, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:10 Century Regency 6: Fri 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4, 5:15, 6:30, 7:50, 9, 10:10 Sat 12:15, 2:45, 4, 5:15, 6:30, 7:50, 9, 10:10 SunTue, Thu 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4, 5:15, 6:30, 7:50 Wed 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4, 5:15, 7:50 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:50, 4:10, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 1:50, 4:10, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7:20 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:45, 7:20, 9:35 Sat 2, 4:45, 7:20, 9:35 Sun 2, 4:45, 7:20 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:20 ❋ Fair Game (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Sun-Thu 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 For Colored Girls (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:55, 3:55, 7:15, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: FriWed 1, 4, 7:05, 10:15 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (R) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1, 4:15, 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 ❋ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (PG-13) Century Cinema: Thu 11:59pm Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm Fairfax 5 Theatres: Thu 11:59pm Hereafter (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7 Sat-Sun 1, 7 Mon-Thu 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon-Tue, Thu 4:10, 7 Wed 4:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Inside Job (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 6:30, 8:45 Sat

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1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:45 Sun 1:30, 4, 8:45 Mon-Wed 6:30, 8:45 Thu 9 Jackass 3 (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 7:35, 9:55 ❋ Journey from Zanskar (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 6:30 (filmmaker Frederick Marx in person) Kings of Pastry (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 3:30 Sun 5:15 Thu 2 ❋ La Boheme (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 Leaving (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Wed 9 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:35, 5:15 ❋ Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Wed 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 7:30 Mao’s Last Dancer (PG) ★★ Lark Theater: Sat 5:30 Sun 2:45 Mon 5 Tue-Wed 1:30 Megamind (PG) ★★1/2 Century Cinema: 11:30, 2, 4:25, 7, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:15, 3, 5:40, 8:10, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 1, 1:40, 2:20, 3:35, 4:20, 4:55, 6:20, 7:05, 9, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 2, 3:30, 4:35, 6:10, 7:10, 8:45, 9:30 Sun-Thu 1, 2, 3:30, 4:35, 6:10, 7:10 ❋ The Metropolitan Opera: Don Pasquale (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 10am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 10am Lark Theater: Sat 10am Sun 11am Wed 6:30 ❋ Morning Glory (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:35, 10:10 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:25, 5, 7:35, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:35 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 10 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 Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:40, 4:40, 9:45 Red (PG-13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:35, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 1:40, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:40, 4:25, 7 Saw: The Final Chapter (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 7:55, 10:10 Secretariat (PG) ★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 1, 4:05, 7, 9:55 Sun-Thu 1, 4:05, 7 ❋ Skyline (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:50, 5:10, 6:25, 7:40, 8:50, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 The Social Network (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 9:55 Sat-Sun 4, 9:55 Mon-Thu 9:25 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:25, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7:20 Wed 4:30 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 The Town (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 1:55, 6:55 ❋ Unstoppable (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:15 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:30, 12:20, 1:10, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:10 ❋ Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:30, 6:45 Mon-Thu 6:45 Waiting for Superman (PG) CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 2, 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 Sun 2, 4:35, 7:15 Mon-Thu 5, 7:40 Lark Theater: Fri 5:15 Sat 8 Sun 7 Mon 7:30 Tue-Thu 4

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

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

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Live music 11/12: 4AD With Aram Danesh and Austen DeLone. 9:30pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 11/12: Andoni’s Quartet Jazz. 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. Harbor Point’s, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-6400. www.thepleasureismine.com 11/12: Grupo Cafofo Samba. 8pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 11/12: Jose Neto Band Rock. 9pm. $15-17. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 11/12: Petty Theft Tom Petty tribute 8:30/ $12/ $15 8:30pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 11/12: Poor Man’s Whiskey Local and original rock, bluegrass. 9pm. $15-18. McNear’s Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd N., Petaluma. 707-765-2121. www.mystictheatre.com 11/12: Pride and Joy R&B. 9:30pm. $15-18. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

11/12: Tony Furtado, Walter Strauss

Bluegrass, folk. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 11/13: Blame Sally Eclectic and undeniably original Americana/folk pop. 8:30pm. $20-35. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com 11/13: Brindl “Shine.” CD release party. 9pm. $10, includes signed copy of the CD. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. www.brindl.com 11/13: Clark Kentfields Rock. 9pm. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 11/13: Country Joe McDonald Woody Guthrie tribute. 8pm. $20-23. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 11/13: Doc Kraft Dance band. 8:30pm. $5. Seahorse Bar, 305 Harbor Dr at Gate 5, Sausalito. 601-7858. www.dockraft.com 11/13: Honeydust Rock. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www. sleepingladyfairfax.com

11/13: Johnny Allair’s Gratitude Dance Party Rock. 8:30pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 11/13: Mimi Fox Jazz guitar. 8pm. Schoenberg

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Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 11/13: Roseanne Cash Country. 8pm. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. 707-259-0123. www. uptwontheatrenapa.com 11/14: Benefit for Steve Gannon 4pm. $15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 11/14: Edo Castro’s Sacred Graffiti Jazz. 6-9pm. $25. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 342-3773. www.studio333.info 11/14: Tim Weed and Friends Original Americana, bluegrass virtuosity. With Debbie Daly, vocals and guitar; Dana Rath, mandolin; Joshua Zucker, bass. 5pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

11/16: Mari Mack and Livin’ Like Kings

Mamas for a momma Robert Vente

The devastation that Novato resident Abelina Magana experienced at the hands of her abusive husband is unimaginable. After nearly 20 years together, the abuse was so extreme that on an October evening in 2007, her husband entered their home, shot her 15 times with two handguns and immediately took his own life—while two of their three children witnessed the incident. Her survival was considered a miracle. That Magana, who has been wheelchairbound for the past three years, continues to regain strength and the use of This shot was taken for a Pacific Sun cover feature on her arms is a blessing. She is also able to Magana last March. speak again, after an initial three months on a ventilator, more surgeries and the wiring of her jaw, which was shattered. Now back in Novato after rehabilitation near family in Arizona, Magana is busy raising her three children and working on improving her health—she has already conquered three bouts of pneumonia and a collapsed lung. To assist with her ongoing medical expenses, Marin’s own Writing Mamas—a workshop for moms who have a way with words—is hosting the MAMA MONOLOGUES, a fundraiser for Magana, featuring The Middle Place author Kelly Corrigan. The event includes mouthwatering eats from Sol Food, wine, inspiration and laughs. All proceeds benefit Abelina Magana and her children. Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:30-9:30pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. $25. 415/233-2483.—Dani Burlison

A Mill Valley family braves the ‘60s in ‘Dead Man’s Wake’ at the West End Studio Theater.

“Some Kinda Blues.” 8-10pm. Belrose Theatre, 1415 5th Ave, San Rafael. 332-2755. www.marimackmusic.com 11/16: Noel Jewkes Jazz Quartet Open Mic. 8-11pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 945-9016. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 11/16: Swing Fever With Bryan Gould. Music of Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 11/17: Ben Jordan Acoustic. 8pm Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center, Fairfax. 485-1005. www. ironspringspub.com 11/17: Harley White, Sr. With Eddie Pasternak. Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 11/18: Chris Haugen Rock. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 945-9016. 11/18: Deborah Winters Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 11/18: Just Cream Cream Tribute band. Rock. 9pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

11/18: Rancho Nicasio 12th Anniversary Show Special celebration show. 8pm. $35. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 11/19: CJAM Classic rock. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 11/19: Eddie Neon Blues. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 945-9016.

11/19: Pocket Change, James Mosely Band 9pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

11/19: Spirit Moves Eclectic improvised. 7:30pm. $15. Open Secret Bookstore, 201 C St., San Rafael.

11/19: Terry Garthwaite and Becky Reardon Singer/songwriters. 7pm. $15-20. Art Works Downtown, Studio 26, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. www.artworksdowntown.org 11/19: The Blues Broads Blues. 8:30pm. $18-20. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 11/19: The Waybacks Original Americana. 9pm. $20-30. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr,, San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com s

Concerts 11/12-12/03: S.F. Conservatory Marin Chamber Music Concerts 8pm. on Nov. 12, 19 and Dec. 3. Bring food donation for the Marin Food Bank. 8pm. Free. Novato United Methodist Church, 1473 South Novato Blvd., Novato. 892-9896. 11/12-13: Mill Valley Philharmonic Laurie Cohen conducts the 11th season opening program featuring works of Dvorak, Mozart and Brahms. Free. 8-10pm. Nov. 12; 4-6pm Nov. 13. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-0930. www.millvalleyphilharmonic.org 11/13: 3 Leg Torso The beauty of Piazzolla meets the spunk of Kronos Quartet. 8-10pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 11/13: Prince Charles Celtic Pipe Band Scottish music. 7:30pm. $20. Fine Arts Theater, College of Marin, 50 Acacia Ave., Kentfield. www.pcpb.org 11/14: Mill Valley Philharmonic. 4-6pm. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-0930. 11/14 and 16: Marin Symphony Alasdair Neal conducts works by Dorman, Walton, Tchaikovsky. 7:30pm. $29-70. Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marinsymphony.org NOVEMBER 12 - NOVEMBER 18, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 29


Drawing With Lillian Sizemore. 1-3pm. $24-30. The Waybacks machine turns back the clock Nov. 19 at the Palm Ballroom.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331.

11/12: 2nd Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael Shows, gallery receptions, open studios, refreshments and inspiration. 5-8pm. Free. Downtown Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org/2ndFridays.html

11/13: 6th Annual Ceramic Art Sale Award-winning Marin artists present ceramic sculpture, jewelry, more. With live Jazz and complimentary refreshments. 11am-4pm. Free. Terra Linda Ceramic Artists, 670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael. www.terralindaceramics.com 11/16-11/27: ‘Utopia’ Art installation by Vallecito Elementary students. Opening reception 3-6pm Nov. 20. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, Founder’s Lounge, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

11/18: An Evening with artist Susan Hall 11/19: Winifred Baker Chorale Fall Concert featuring works by Vivaldi, Schubert, Mozart. 8pm. $10-15, under 12 free. Church of St. Raphael, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 482-3579. www.duwbc.org

Dance 11/12-20: ‘Under Cover: The Untold Stories’ Featuring the Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers. 8 pm Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 19-20; 3pm Nov. 14 and 21. $25. Stage Dor Performance Space, 10 Liberty Ship Way #340, Sausalito. 339-1390. www.stagedor.com

Theater/Auditions 11/11-12/05: ‘Happy Now?’ West coast premiere directed by Jasson Minadakis. See website for showtimes. $20-53. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www. marintheatre.org 11/12-12/05: Fringe of Marin “26th Fall Season.” Two programs of 13 new Bay Area one-act plays and solos. See website for performance details. 7:30pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. 7:30-9:30pm. $10-18. Dominican College, Meadowlands Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 673-3131. www.fringeofmarin.com 11/12-12/12: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Jane Austen’s classic tale brought to the stage by the Ross Valley Players. 8pm Fri.-Sat; 7:30pm Thurs; 2pm Sun. $15-25. Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalley-

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11/12-20: ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ Marin Youth Performer’s present the classic musical theater piece about fictional 1950s rocker Conrad Birdie. See website for showtimes. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com Through 11/14: ‘Dead Man’s Wake’ Set in Mill Valley in 1969, this new American play follows a family’s journey as they search for courage after the death of a family member. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $25. West End Studio Theater, 1554 4th St., San Rafael. 453-0552. www.westcoastarts.org

Comedy 11/12: Will Durst “Durst Case Scenario: Election Edition.” 8-10pm. $15-20. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.larktheater.net 11/17: Dennis Gaxiol Stand up. 8pm. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

Art 11/10-12/07: ‘Somewhat Damaged’ Kevin Soriano, new works. Reception 5-8pm Nov. 12. 10am-5pm. Free. Underground Gallery at Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

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Marin Arts Council will host a book signing event for the Point Reyes artist Susan Hall and her newly released memoir “River Flowing Home: A Creative Journey.” 6-8pm. $7-10. Marin Arts Council Gallery, 906 Fourth St., San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org

Through 01/06: ‘Drawing from Line to Shadow’ Exhibition of art works displaying the expressive nature and importance of drawing. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin County Civic Center, 1st and 3rd Floor Galleries, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org Through 01/18: ‘Rock Of Our Ages’ Work of three Jewish rock photographers. Free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org Through 01/20: Fall 2010 Exhibit Exhibition features Judith Klausenstock, Melissa Adkison, Donna Solin, and Bob Justice. Watercolors and pastels are showcased. 11am-4pm. Free. TCSD Gallery, 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

Through 01/23: ‘Nurturing the Creative Spark’ Exhibition of art works by members of the Marin/Golden Gate Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. Exhibit accessible only during venue events. 7-11pm. Free. Redwood Foyer - Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org

Through 11/13: Marin Society of Artists ‘Open Fine Arts Show’ Juried, mixed media exhibition 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Arts and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454 9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org

Through 11/18: ‘Las Expresiones: Celebrating Latino Artists of the Bay Area’ Showcase of works by Latino artists from around the Bay Area. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing #200, Novato. 666-2442 . www.marinarts.org

Through 11/21: ‘Legends of the Bay Area: William T. Wiley, Cornelia Schulz, and Richard Shaw’ Annual exhibition featuring artists whose contributions have helped to define Bay Area artistic style. 11am-4pm. $5. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137 . www.marinmoca.org

Through 11/25: ‘Mario Gomez: Memories of the Infinite’ Exhibition of new paintings by the Chilean artist. 10am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com

Through 11/29: November Art Exhibits Harry Cohen and Jenny Hunter Groat, paintings. Reception 4-7pm Nov. 14. 10:30am-5pm. Free. Marice del Mue Gallery, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org

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placeable’ Exhibition of recent paintings and portraits by Woodacre artist Harry Cohen. Reception 4:30-7pm Nov. 14. 10am-5pm. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 461-3718. Through 11/30: ‘Paintings of the Marin Landscape’ Thomas Wood, paintings. new works include a five painting Abbott’s Lagoon Suite and a large scale Hicks Valley piece. Free. Toby’s, 11250 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 6631223. www.tobysfeedbarn.com Through 12/23: ‘Fall Fashionings’ Group show featuring Marin county painters depicting large works influenced by the Fall season. Noon4pm. Free. Mona Lease Gallery, 39 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae. 461-3718. www.monaleasegallery.com Through 12/31: ‘Local Land’ Christin Coy and Richard Lindenberg, local and California landscapes paintings. Opening reception 6-8pm Fri., Nov. 19. Free. The Painters Place, 1139 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 461-0351. www.thepaintersplace.com

Through 12/31: Watercolor Exhibition Joanne Cullimore, watercolors. Free. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 482-2453. www.dominican.edu

Talks/Lectures 11/16: Stretch Your Cycling Ability Workshop on the mechanics of cycling. 6:30-8pm. Free. Synergy+, 25 Tamalpais Ave., San Anselmo. 258-8228. www.synergyptpilates.com 11/17: Marin Scuba Club Monthly Meeting With Sea Shepherds’ Lincoln Shaw discussing “Whale Wars in the Antarctic.” 7:30-9:15pm. $3-5. The Flatiron, 724 B St., San Rafael. www. marinscuba.org 11/17: Post-Impressionism Lecture Illustrated lecture explores the current “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay” exhibition. 7:30-8:45pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. www.marinlibrary.org

11/17: Tamalpais Valley Speaker Series “Portuguese Dairy Ranchers of Southern Marin.” With speaker Lissa McKee. 7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us 11/17: Winterize Your Garden Marin Master Gardener Leila Sirk will discuss how to winterize your garden. Noon-1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Rm. 427, San Rafael. 499-6058.

Readings 11/12: Linda Nathan Nathan talks about “The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test: Lessons from an Innovative Urban School.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/13: Debbie Stoller “Stitch ’n ’Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics.” Stoller gives readers the tools and techniques to create cool designs.11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 11/13: Left Coast Writers Launch Jessica O’Dwyer discusses “Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/13: Randall Fleming “Light at the Edge.” Artful images of Point Reyes. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/13: Thaisa Frank Frank talks about her novel “Heidegger’s Glasses.” 7pm. Free. Book


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Community Events (Misc.) 11/12: Huey Lewis CD Signing 6:30pm. Free.Borders, 588 Francisco Blvd. West, San Rafael. 441-1400. www.borders.com 11/13: 15th Annual Manor School Winter Faire Sledding on real snow, kids activities, live music, food and fun. Proceeds benefit the Ross Valley School Foundation. Live music features; Three at Last, Liz Stires, Tom Finch, others. 10am-5pm. Free. Manor School, 150 Oak Manor Dr., Fairfax. 482-8726. www.winterfaire.com

11/13: New Village School Open House Tour followed by discussion. Free childcare provided. 10am-12:30pm. Free. 100 Ebbtide Ave., Suite 144, Sausalito. 289-0889. www. thenewvillageschool.org 11/15: Teen Open Forum In response to a community need for a safe place to discuss recent teen suicides in Marin County, the JCC is holding a forum with Madeline Levine and Jeffrey Leiken. 7pm. Free. 200 N.San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8060. www.marinjcc.org

11/18-20: Bel Marin Keys Holiday Sale 10am-5pm. Free. Bel Marin Keys Warehouse, 65 N. Hamilton Dr., Novato. 883-3072. www. belmarinkeysale.com

11/18: 10th Annual Holiday Employee Craft Show With handmade gifts, holiday items, free refreshments, raffle and entertainment by the County Crows. 3-5pm. Free. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. www. marincenter.org

11/19-20: Tamalpais Valley Arts and Crafts Fair Juried exhibition and sale of arts and crafts, Food, live music and kids activities. 5-9pm Nov. 19; 10am-4pm Nov. 20. Free. TamValley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

11/19: 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony With face painting ,balloon artists, jugglers, live music, a visit from Santa and more fun. 6:308:30pm. Free. Northgate, 5800 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. www.shopatnorthgate.com Through 12/31: Big Turkey Help fill up the giant turkey by donating canned food, nonperishable items and toiletries to be distributed by the Marin Food Bank. 9am-9pm. Free. Town Center Corte Madera. 924-2961. www.shoptowncenter.com

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 PEOPLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 DOLLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 MIKEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 business 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)

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›› STARSTREAM by Lynda Ray

Week of November 11-November 17, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) This week brainy Mercury connects with your ruler, impatient Mars, bringing loads of clever ideas, which you want to immediately put into play. Fortunately, to make sure you don’t take a gigantic leap before looking, sensible Saturn reminds you to keep it real. Wednesday could bring significant progress as long as you are willing to listen to advice. Think of it as your challenge for the week. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Keeping a confidence is more challenging than usual this week thanks to chatty Mercury and blunt Mars. If tempted to reveal one of your sexier secrets, first consider the possible consequences. Meanwhile, the dramatic Sun in your relationship house suggests that instead of worrying about your job (or lack of one), you should focus on your sweetie. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Whether you are buying stocks or lottery tickets, those of you who like to gamble may not get the results you are hoping for right now. Any investment risks need to be managed carefully or limited in scope. So purchase two lottery tickets instead of 20. Those of you with a significant other may experience a high level of volatility this week. Fasten your seatbelt. It’s going to get bumpy. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Friday’s Aquarian Moon adds an element of rationality to your emotional experiences. Let the peace talks begin. This would be the time to logically discuss any issues with a control freak who is causing grief in your life. Although you may awake in a grumpy mood on Monday, by afternoon you feel like you are on top of the world. In fact, you are on a lucky streak—so take advantage of it while you can. LEO (July 22 - August 22) This is one of those weekends when you are in a sentimental mood—you can’t help but imagine appearing in a vintage feature of your own creation. Romance used to be so much more, well, romantic. The biggest problem was the “in-laws.” Now there are economic considerations, prenuptial legalities and divorce insurance policies. In any case, Monday is your best day for negotiations. If love won’t last, you can make sure your money does. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) As your ruler (restless Mercury) travels through the wanderlust sign of Sagittarius, you cannot help but wish you were globetrotting. Unfortunately, with responsible Saturn in your money house, spending thousands of dollars on travel is probably not on the agenda. Oh, well, there is another way to satisfy your desire to broaden your horizons: Learn a foreign language. If you start now, by the time Saturn moves on, you could be fluent. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Venus (your luscious ruler) remains in your sign all week. This is your opportunity to impress everyone with your charm and sensuality. This may not go over so well with a jealous family member, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your immense popularity with everyone else. As for your weekend, the emotive Moon and imaginative Neptune are helping to enhance your creative talents. If someone hands you a microphone, head for the stage. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Jovial Jupiter and spontaneous Uranus continue to make this birthday a fun-filled celebration of serendipity. Anything can happen and probably will. You may be surprised when someone from your past contacts you. If nothing else, this confirms that you really are unforgettable. Monday is the day to expect, if not an actual miracle, at least a healthy dose of good fortune. The stars are smiling down on you. You only have to look up. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Curiosity takes over and you are asking more questions than an investigative reporter. For many of you, knowing a little bit about many things can be more appealing than knowing a lot about only one thing. In any case, your brain is on overdrive all week. If you don’t want it to burn out, perhaps you should add meditation to your list of subjects to learn. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) As an Earth sign, you are definitely in touch with your material needs. This weekend you are inclined to worry too much about money. You must learn to value the things in life that are not related to your bank account: Like your friends, your mate and your free time—even if your free time is involuntary because your work hours were cut. On Monday, a brilliant idea makes you optimistic about the future. Finally. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The intuitive Moon in your sign on Friday and Saturday makes you quite insightful. Believe in your hunches and you’ll end up in the right place at the right time. Monday brings an opportunity to make more money. Travel has been somewhat limited by responsible Saturn telling you that any journey must have a practical purpose. This week, however, hedonistic Venus tells you to just go somewhere for the fun of it. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Your ethereal ruler (Neptune) brings you meaningful dreams over the weekend. Keep a pad and pencil next to the bed so that you can write down these messages from the universe. Meanwhile, Monday is a relatively fortunate day for everyone, but you are the recipient of the biggest chunk of luck. So, whether in need of love, money or a fully functioning time machine, this is the time to put in a celestial request. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 34 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 12 – NOVEMBER 18, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 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. 125181 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NOVATO AUTO SERVICE, 7000 REDWOOD BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94945: SCOTT KAPLAN INC., 7000 REDWOOD BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94945. 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 13, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125237 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STUDIO 28 ART, 888 4TH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BAC HOANG, 101 BELVEDERE DR. #11, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 20, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125102 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTS, 18 EDGEWOOD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: PATRICIA SCOTT WINSLOW, 18 EDGEWOOD, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 4, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125258 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CARLOS SALON, 95 WOODLAN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CARLOS CIDEOS MERINO, 159 SHENANDOAH PL., 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 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125221 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GORILLA MUZIK ENTERTAINMENT, 74 BRIAR RD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: BARTLETT H. WILLIAMS, 74 BRIAR RD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 18, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125232 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CALGANG, 194 NORTHGATE ONE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: PIMJAI THONGSILP, 3239 NIELSEN CT., SANTA ROSA, CA 95404; KHUNCHAI PLEINNIKUL, 3239 NIELSEN CT., SANTA ROSA, CA 95404. This business is being conducted by 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 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125316 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CHA CHA CHA HOUSE CLEANING, 360 COLEMAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TERESA TERRY, 360 COLEMAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125177 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ORMUS MIRACULOUS, 1837 2ND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHAI WALKER INC., 1837 2ND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125141 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WACLA SPORTS, 118 ALTO ST. #210, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WALTER DE LEON, 36 TRELLIS 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 7, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125300 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAAB DAWYDIAK, 5830 PARADISE DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: CARS DAWYDIAK INC., 1450 FRANKLIN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. 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 27, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125231 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KENTFIELD TUTORING, 127 MCALLISTER AVE., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: SARAH AMES, 127 MCALLISTER AVE., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125296 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DAVID A BARBER DESIGN, 144 BULKLEY AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DAVID ALLEN BARBER, 144 BULKLEY AVE., 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 26, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125219 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SALON MIRSA, 87 LARKSPUR ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MIRSA ALDANA, 138 LUCY LN., RICHMOND, CA 94801. 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: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125286 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EL VALLE MEXICAN FOOD, 927 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELIO SANCHEZ, 958 SANTA ROSA AVE., SANTA ROSA, CA 95404; ALVARO VALLE, 215 DAYVIEW ST. APT #125, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 25, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125321 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE CO., 19 LOCUST AVE., #7, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: KAREN P PETTIT, 19 LOCUST AVE., #7, LARKSPUR, CA 94939; ERIK Z LIND, 19 LOCUST AVE., #7, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125156 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DILSA’S HAIR STUDIO, 510 B TAMALPAIS DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: DILSA MALDONADO, 510 B TAMALPAIS DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. 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 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125335 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INGA BIRKENSTOCK LIGHTING DESIGNS, 391 SAN GERONIMO VALLEY DR., SAN GERONIMO, CA 94963: INGA M BIRKENSTOCK, 391 SAN GERONIMO VALLEY DR., SAN GERONIMO, CA 94963. 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 29, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125319 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as UNITED STUDIOS OF SELF DEFENSE S.R.; Z-ULTIMATE SELF DEFENSE S.R., 4460 REDWOOD HWY SUITES #1-4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JORDAN PENMAN, 21 ALMA CT., PETALUMA, CA 94952. 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 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125229 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TRELLIS INTERIORS, 40 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JULIE ROUPE EXLEY, 40 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. 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 19, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125390 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RUSTIK CHEF, 1053 CRESTA WAY APT. #7, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RUSTIK ELEMENTS LLC., 1053 CRESTA WAY APT. #7, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. 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 November 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125395 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SWAN DIVE, 1 FIRST STREET, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: JEANNIE LARKINS PERRY, 38 CORNELL AVE., LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125245 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDEN CAR RESTORATION & SALES CO., 300 DEER ISLAND LANE, NOVATO, CA 94945: WILLIAM DUVALL, 535 WOODLAND RD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904; GARY COHEN, 400 BISCAYNE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 October 21, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125354 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DEEPER INTO LIFE; DEEPLY ORGANIZED, 181 FLORIBEL AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: DEEP LIFE DESIGNS INC., 181 FLORIBEL AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 34 to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 3, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125355 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JADE SPA, 803 D ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GUIDI WU, 673 MOSCOW ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 3, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 3, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125373 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC SUN, 835 4TH ST. SUITE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EMBARCADRO MEDIA, 450 CAMBRIDGE AVE., PALO ALTO, CA 94306. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 15, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 5, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 201025387 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SKIP CORSINI ASSOCIATES, 215 BAYVIEW ST. APT. #327, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CRAIG J CORSINI, 215 BAYVIEW ST. APT. #327, 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 November 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 8, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 201025320 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EODSOFT, 143 GARDEN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN LLC., 143 GARDEN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 21, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 28, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 201025294 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RB-ASSOCIATES, 40 REED RANCH ROAD, TIBURON, CA 94920: RONALD D BROWN, 40 REED RANCH ROAD, TIBURON, CA 94920. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 26, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304235 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): CALGANG, 194 NORTHGATE ONE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. Filed in Marin County on: October 28, 2008. Under File No: 118941. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): CHATCHAI PLEINNIKUL, 3641 NIELSEN CT., SANTA ROSA, CA 94505; WEERAWAT PLEINNIKUL, 3641 NIELSEN CT., SANTA ROSA, CA 94505. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on October 19, 2010. (Pacific Sun: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (MINOR) SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1004642. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TELLO RESENDIZ, DORA ELIA & VELAZQUEZ TELLO, OSCAR TRINIDAD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CLAUDIA MONIQUE VELAZQUEZ TO CLAUDIE MONIQUE VELAZQUEZ . 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 18, 2010, 8:30 AM, Room 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 20, 2010 /s/ JAMES R. RITCHIE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2010) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. In accordance to 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, CA 94903, AT 11:00AM, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 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

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continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The following items to be sold consist of household goods and personal effects. Name of owner is followed by lot number. JOHN EVAN JR.: UNIT #215; WAYNE LOWE: UNIT #227. For additional information call (415) 472-5204, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Pacific Sun: (November 12, 19, 2010) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304234 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): RE: DESIGN INTERIORS, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. Filed in Marin County on: August 16, 2010. Under File No: 2010124743. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): JULIE R EXLEY, 40 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on October 19, 2010 (Pacific Sun: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1005844. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner HOWARD ROBERT KOPELMAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: HOWARD ROBERT KOPELMAN TO BOB KOPELMAN. 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 20, 2010, 8:30 AM, Dept. J, Room J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. 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: November 3, 2010 /s/ Verna A. Adams, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 2010)

›› TRiViA CAFÉ ANSWERS From page 9 1. Sausalito 2. Dandelion (dent-de-lion) 3. Siamese cat 4. 2008, Sarah Palin (ran with John McCain); 2004, John Edwards (John Kerry); 2000, Joe Lieberman (Al Gore) 5. Sao Paulo, Brazil 6. Inspector Jacques Clouseau, in the Pink Panther 7a. Moscow 7b. Barcelona 7c. Istanbul 8.Players’ names were written on the back of the uniforms 9. The native people of North America; it was the last battle of the American Indian Wars. Wounded Knee is in South Dakota. 10. Chernobyl BONUS ANSWER: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 1932, 1934 and 1941

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My male neighbor came over to have dinner with me and my kids. After I put the kids to bed, we started watching a movie and ended up in the bedroom. I’ve taught my kids to always knock, but right in the middle of a naked foreplay session, my 10-year-old son walked in on us. I’m a divorced single mother and am entitled to a healthy sex life, but what do I say to my kid? Should I have the sex talk with him now? I don’t think I should apologize. I’ve taught my son that you apologize when you’ve done something wrong, and I don’t want him interpreting sex as wrong.—Caught

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According to Random House, “What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know” is stuff like long division and where Spain is on the map, not the fact that your neighbor has a birthmark in the shape of Lebanon—well below the equator. Freudian analysts, sans evidence, predicted a laundry list of awful outcomes for children who witness their parents getting it on—including mania, depression, character disorders, learning disturbances, delinquency and even asthma. Dr. Paul Okami actually investigated—following 200 kids for 18 years in a UCLA study—and found that “no empirical evidence links such experiences with subsequent psychological harm.” Unfortunately, nobody seems to have studied whether there’s a difference in seeing Mommy and Daddy and seeing Mommy doing the neighbor. If the naked people are the kid’s parents, they can at least launch into the old “When two people love each other very much...” That doesn’t quite fly with “When there’s a reasonably attractive semi-stranger next door, and Mommy hasn’t gotten her rocks off in the longest time...” Your kid’s already had his stability rocked by divorce; the last thing he needs is to be wondering who this guy is to you and having any dreams of his parents getting back together crushed in such an upsetting and even threatening way. Sure, you’re divorced, not dead, but first and foremost, you’re somebody’s mommy—somebody who shouldn’t be under the impression he’ll soon be recording a new voicemail message: “Mommy can’t come to the phone right now. I think she’s making a sex tape with the UPS man.” So, yes, an apology is in order—not for having sex, but for turning your bedroom into a peep show for your 10-year-old. But, wait—he should’ve knocked! Right. How unbelievable, a 10-year-old failing to follow directions. Because kids mature at different rates, child-rearing experts suggest waiting for a kid to show he’s ready to hear about sex, which he’ll indicate by asking questions. Monitor your son for changes in mood or behavior and ask if there’s anything on his mind about what he saw. If so, be truthful—say that men and women sometimes do stuff to make each other feel good and that’s what you two were doing. In the future, always use protection—a latex condom and a day-planner (to schedule your romps when the kids have a sleepover at Granny’s). You’ll be doing your part to prevent both accidental pregnancies and updated song lyrics: “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, but you’ll never believe what I saw her doing to the Easter Bunny.”

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I went on four dates with this woman—each ending in no more than a hug and a kiss on her cheek. She seemed to have fun, yet stopped returning my calls. This isn’t the first time something seemingly good fizzled on me. —Flummoxed

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The woman you go out with four times and only kiss on the cheek and hug goodbye is the woman you call Mom. There’s an epidemic of men who need to get the message you do: “Testicles! They’re not just for decoration anymore!” It isn’t entirely men’s fault. Feminist academia pushed a message that caught on wide—that men should feel ashamed for being male and that male sexuality is basically rape lite. This led some men to hold off on making moves on a woman, thinking it was the nice, polite thing to do. Some other men realized it’s also a great way to spin acting wimpy as a form of respect. Now, it’s possible this woman just wasn’t that into you, but maybe she might’ve been—a few dates back—but found you about as sexually aggressive as a couch cushion. If things are going well on a first date, state your intentions by trying to kiss the woman. She can say no, and you should respect that, but by trying, you’ve told her something important: that your interest goes beyond financing her appletinis and sitting by your phone waiting for her to never call you again. ✹ © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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