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›› LETTERS Let it bleat I’m writing about Pat Fusco’s All in Good Taste column from Nov. 5. The Homeward Bound of Marin fundraiser she mentions, “Celebrating of the Lambs,” is a “celebration” of death and violence against animals. Why would any caring person want to support and attend such an event? Claire Wylde, Mill Valley

‘Shine bright for our youth’ Teens making the front page again... I’m happy to see that the tragic situation for Marin teens is receiving the publicity it warrants [“The Kids Aren’t All Right” Nov. 5]. As a concerned therapist in our community, I often hear the challenges that teens are up against. Teens commit suicide because they feel hopeless and alone. They believe there are no options or resources available and that, even if there were, the thought of asking for help is overwhelming. Marin County teens live in a culture of perfection with high expectations and often feel ashamed if they don’t have it together. As adults, we can provide a positive influence for our youth by sharing our struggles and triumphs to reveal our common humanity so that teens are more accepting of themselves. It is normal to feel lost, rejected and disappointed at times. It becomes a problem when the person isolates and judges themselves for their experiences, believing that no one understands them. More than anything, teens want love and acceptance while they go through the awkward stage of discovering who they are and what matters to them. We need to offer them mentoring, guidance, time and an open heart so

they know how to, and where to, ask for help when they need it. It’s our responsibility as a community to examine our values and what we’re passing on to the next generation. Let’s be the light we wish to see in the world and shine bright for our youth. They need us now more than ever. Lorraine Platt, Teen Solutions, Mill Valley

Suicide solution: chiropractic Your Nov. 5 teen suicide article struck me, in large part, as irresponsible and dogmatic. Why advise people to get “professional help” when that help is more of a risk than help? In several places in the article, the praises of antidepressants were sung. I know that some people don’t read the warnings that come with these allegedly safe prescribed drugs. And it seems that the so-called experts just don’t care. Their dogma is that prescribed drugs are safe and effective. This is unscientific nonsense. Look it up! Virtually all of the antidepressants bear warnings about suicide ideation in teenagers and young adults. Then, there is the widespread practice of loading up kids on prescribed psychotropic drugs as young as 2 years old...the ADHD drugs (Ritalin, Adderall, etc.) and SSRIs (antidepressants). By the time these poor kids are 5 or 6, they are often diagnosed as bipolar, and put on anti-psychotics. Does anyone have any idea what this sort of merciless chemical warfare has upon the developing brain of a child? Before the tragedy of teen suicide, parents should think twice before allowing their children’s minds to be chemically warped. Last time I looked, the brain was a part of the nervous system. I can say with 100 percent authority that it is infinitely safer to entrust your child’s health to a straight chiropractor,

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Ghost in the shell Thank you for Peter Seidman’s great update on the push to ban plastic bags in Marin markets [“Plugging the Bag-Ban LoopThe largest of all sea turtles, holes,” Nov. the leatherback’s name derives from its shell made of 12]. Right now, skin and oily flesh. endangered leatherback sea turtles are finishing their fall jellyfish feast off of Marin, and these gentle giants now regularly ingest plastic bags that carelessly find their way downstream into our marine sanctuaries. Yes, there are sea turtles off of Marin! A study published last year found one in three leatherbacks died with plastics in their guts, blocking normal digestion and exposing them to harmful chemicals. The Sea Turtle Restoration Project international headquarters here in Marin strongly supports a plastic bag ban and reducing plastic pollution for the benefit of all wildlife and our coastal communities. Learn more and join us at www.seaturtles.org. Chris Pincetich, Woodacre

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They say that we spend 20 billion dollars a month on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is $20,000 million or enough to pay 10 million people $2,000 a month to help rebuild this country, really stimulate the economy, and drastically reduce unemployment. With schools having to lay off teachers and cut programs, infrastructure not being maintained, and millions without access to healthcare, we cannot afford wars that not only make us less safe but, also, cost us so much. It is time to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan and ask the United Nations to negotiate a truce and install a peacekeeping force. The money we save should be spent to rebuild these countries—and our own. Ann Troy, San Anselmo

This oughta shut Aunt Marcia up! Is Marcia Blackman related to your editor? I can’t think of any other reason why so much letter space is given to this bigoted airhead. First she paints all undocumented Mexicans with the same brush, calling them “scum of the earth” and demanding that they go “back where they came from” [“Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your ‘Festering Garbage,’” Oct. 1]. Unless she’s a Native American, her grandparents probably had that same kind of crap thrown at them (anyone old enough to remember “No Irish Need Apply” on help wanted posters?). Now she wants pedestrians to lose weight [“This Is What We Like to Call Sir Francis Drake’s ‘Golden Hinds,’” Nov. 12] in order to walk safely on admittedly narrow sidewalks to keep from being hit by cars, whose owners often drive too fast for safety. I can see wanting to get a rise out of readers in order to encourage lively discussion; but narrow-minded, nastymouthed people like Blackman should not be continually egged on to foment hatred and prejudice, whether it’s against illegals, overweight people, or anyone else. Please use your letters section for more intelligent contributions! Lil Walters, San Rafael

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n a surprise move at end of a long Saturday meeting that had been billed as a workshop, the board of the SonomaMarin Area Rail Transit agency approved a construction plan for the first phase of a commuter rail line between Marin and Sonoma counties. The initial segment will run from Railroad Square in Santa Rosa to the Marin Civic Center. That stretch is one of six options SMART staff brought to the board. Some SMART critics objected to the absence of a downtown San Rafael station where train passengers could connect with bus routes. On the northern end of the line, critics complain that ending the first phase of the route at Railroad Square leaves too much of the northern run off the table in the first phase. The decision to segment construction came after SMART’s projected revenue stream fell short. In 2008 voters in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2008 passed—by a 70 percent margin—Measure Q, a quartercent hike in the sales tax for 20 years designed to raise funds for constructing and operating a 70-mile commuter rail line and parallel bicycle and pedestrian path between Larkspur and Cloverdale. SMART envisioned using the sales tax revenue and relatively small amounts of local, regional, state and transit funds, along

with bond income, to pay for the entire program. But just weeks after Measure Q passed, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression descended on the country. The SMART sales tax projections took a major hit, and got even worse in 2009. In a strategic plan compiled in that year, SMART said it predicted a $155 million shortfall in project financing. According to a staff report prepared for the Nov. 6 meeting, “Recent sales tax forecasts are below 2009 forecasts by an additional 11 percent.” And construction costs that have increased 18 percent, along with a reduction in projected bond income, add to the pain. “With proposed sales tax revenues reduced by more than $90 million and estimated construction costs increased by about $106 million, the estimated shortfall for the projected implementation has increased from $155 million in June 2009 to approximately $350 million today.” That left SMART with some tough choices, which were certain to anger some segment of the taxpaying public no matter what route board members chose to follow. The Railroad Square to Civic Center segment will cost $395 million, more than the $350 million SMART has on hand. But the staff report states potential cost savings and adjustments can cover the difference, 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS White supremacist indicted for Schaefer murder A grand jury has indicted a San Quentin inmate for the July prison murder of Edward Schaefer, who killed a 9-year-old girl and maimed her father in a Novato crosswalk last year. Frank Anthony Souza faces the death penalty for the alleged murder of the 44-year-old biker on the prison exercise yard. The indictment, issued Friday, charges the 31-year-old tattoo artist and white supremacist with first-degree murder and two special circumstances—lying in wait and having committed a prior first-degree murder. With a “WHITE POWER” tattoo emblazoned across his forehead and “My Evil Ways” tattooed on his chest like a necklace, Souza arrived at San Quentin in January to serve 60 years to life for murdering a homeless man in San Jose. If convicted of first-degree murder and one of the special circumstances, Souza could be sentenced to death for Schaefer’s murder. Ten days before he was stabbed to death with a prison weapon, Schaefer arrived at San Quentin to begin serving a sentence of 24 years to life for the drunken driving seconddegree murder of Melody Osheroff. Edward Berberian, Marin County district attorney, said he could not comment on a possible motive for the killing. He said he did not expect any other charges to be filed in connection with Schaefer’s death. “The evidence clearly pointed to his being the responsible party,” Berberian said of Souza. Souza is scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charge in Marin County Superior Court Friday morning.—Ronnie Cohen Parole approaching for Marinwood cult leader Winnfred Wright, the Marinwood cult leader and father of 19, is scheduled to be paroled Nov. 22, according to Marin’s district attorney, after serving less than seven years following his conviction for child abuse in the starvation death of his 19-month-old son in 2001. The story of Wright, his three “wives,” their 12 malnourished children and the warped “book of rules” under which they lived stunned the county when police discovered their Marinwood living conditions nearly a decade ago. During the 2003 trials surrounding the “cult,” Wright, now 53, was described as “malevolent, wicked, cruel and delusional” by Douglas Horngrad, attorney for a mother of six of Wright’s children.“Evil pulsated from his veins.” Video presented in the case showed Wright’s house filled with deformed, malnourished children and paintings on the walls portraying Wright in Christlike images. A sinister “book of rules” was followed in Wright’s house that, among other things, encouraged corporal punishment inflicted by the older children upon the younger. On the eve of Wright’s release from prison, Marin DA Edward Berberian was lobbying the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to reconsider his release status under “non-revocable parole,” a law that went into effect earlier this year in which nonviolent offenders are not required to check in with a parole officer to determine if the felon is following the terms of his or her parole. 10 >

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Empire burlesque ‘Serial’ exposes self-absorbed Marin to nation; residents love the attention... by Jason Walsh

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ries and walnut oil from Mill Valley Market; Birkenstock sandals and Adidas...” References to Marin abounded as well, with mentions of the Trident, the no name, the Mitchell Brothers (they’d shot a skin flick in Novato), Sweetwater, the Painted Lady, Margaret Azevedo, the Saturday Night Movie Series on Throckmorton (precursor to the Mill Valley Film Festival), the Velvet Turtle—McFadden was so meticulous in her local references that the only audience that could possibly understand all the in jokes were the very Marinites at the butt of them. “The Serial,” of course, was a sensation (proving one of McFadden’s points: Marinites will flock to anything trendy—even if said trend is an indictment of Marinites’ own inherent phoniness). Eventually, “The Serial” grew bigger than the Pacific Sun and Marin. A New York publishing house took the columns and packaged them into a 1977 novel, The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County, NBC News produced a scathing documentary on shameless Marin excess called “I Want It All Now” and Hollywood came out with a woefully bad movie version starring Martin Mull and Tuesday Weld. In her intro to the 2000 re-release of The Serial by British publishing company Prion Humour Classics, McFadden wrote that some county residents still resent her for inflicting Marin with its hot-tubbing, peacock-feather massaging image. “Long ago I learned that explaining, ‘It was a joke,’ yet one more time, only makes matters worse,” wrote McFadden, who still lives in Marin, but keeps a low profile. “The implication that someone has perpetrated a joke and they didn’t get it, when they know that they possess a razor-sharp sense of humor, infuriates people. “So does, ‘It’s really a book about language,’” adds McFadden. “Although I wouldn’t retract this claim in front of a firing squad.” ✹

by Howard Rachelson

1. Pictured at right: It’s been said that Cali1 fornia’s first telephone line was strung in the mid-19th century in the San Geronimo Valley, by this pioneer of telephony. 2. Which star lies closest to Earth? 3. Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states that prohibit vehicle drivers from doing what? 4. With how many pieces does each player begin a game of backgammon? 5. A 2009 Vanity Fair survey asked readers to vote for the “Most Beautiful Woman on Earth.” Who received 58 percent of the votes? 6. In which modern countries do you find these historic regions: 6a. Bavaria 6b. Transylvania 6c. Bohemia 7. What pungent, blue-veined cheese is named for the northern Italian town of its origin? 8. Can you give the first names of the two SF 49ers quarterbacks named Smith, and the colleges in which they excelled as QB? 9. Identify these winners in the November 2010 mid-term election: 9a. Son of a politician, Tea Party senator from Kentucky 9b. Son of a governor of New York, newly elected governor of New York 9c. Child of Cuban refugees, Republican senator from Florida 10. What number lies halfway between 1/3 and 1/2? BONUS QUESTION Pictured at right: One was possibly the greatest soldier of ancient times, the other was possibly the greatest thinker. Identify these people, student and teacher, who lived around 300 B.C. in Greece. Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, invites you to a live Team Trivia Contest every Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael. Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to howard1@triviacafe.com; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit!

±ÊGeorge Lucas is once again demonstrating that he’s a good neighbor—and he’s doing it this time with Amazing Grace. The dilapidated building that houses the Amazing Grace music store in San Anselmo belongs to Lucas. Fortunately, he also owns the neighboring property and building on Red Hill Avenue, so he’s moving the store into spiffier digs there. After the relocation, Lucas will raze the old building and landscape the empty lot. Why is he footing the entire bill to move and improve the almost 40-year-old music store? “We gather he likes small, old-time business guys,” muses John Pedersen, owner of Amazing Grace. We’re naming George Lucas our Hero of the Week. Pedersen, however, has another take: “He’s our hero forever.”

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The Pacific Sun was belting out a chorus or two for Marin 35 years ago this week. It was the mellow autumn of 1975—Ali had defeated Frazier, Patty Hearst was safely behind bars and Ronald Reagan was busily preparing a failed bid for the presidency. It was a TM mantra of “I’m OK, you’re OK” for Marinites cruising up the road toward enlightenment—and cruising up Bridgeway toward the Trident. But a certain Mill Valley housewife was about to slap Me Decade Marin out of its human-potential-deprived complacency. “Once, 10 years ago, Marin County had been something they could regard with a mixture of wistfulness and detachment through the haze of smoke at the Buena Vista on Sunday morning while they drank aquavit and decided where to go for dim sum,” began the debut installment of the Pacific Sun’s newest feature, “The Serial,” a weekly fictional account of life in Marin, styled after Armistead Maupin’s column of the same name that ran the previous year in the Sun’s short-lived San Francisco edition (Maupin’s “Serial” would live on at the Chronicle as “Tales of the City”). But unlike Maupin’s gentle send-up of his beloved Baghdad by the Bay, 37-year-old Cyra McFadden’s Marin “Serial” was an unremitting goof on the self-obsessed county wannabes, the middle-aged Marin-set of third marriages, second mortgages and me firsts. McFadden’s saga revolved around the lives of Harvey and Kate Holroyd, Mill Valley hipster hopefuls on the prowl for higher consciousness and higher times. But as much as “The Serial,” as George Will put it, was a comedy about people “whose moral makeup is the curious modern combination of hedonism and earnestness,” McFadden’s satirical blades didn’t cut deepest through outrageous anecdotes of id run amok. Rather it was through her tireless use of intricate detail—an acute precision of Marin location, colloquialism and insider allusion—that not only left Pacific Sun readers wondering if McFadden was holding them as a punch line to a joke—but whether it was a joke at all. “Harvey made a lot more money now than he had then, but they spent it rapidly on things they hadn’t known existed 10 years ago,” began one paragraph, which then launched into a laundry list of mid-’70s Marin must-haves: “Rossignol Stratos and season lift tickets at Squaw; twin Motobecane ten-speeds; Kate’s Cuisinart, which did everything but the pate in the oven; Stine graphics; Gumpoldskirchner and St. Emilion; Klipsch speakers and top-of-the-line Pioneer receiver; BrownJordan patio furniture; Dansk stainless and Rosenthal china; long-stemmed strawber-

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²ÊWe love those commercials that Comcast runs—the ones with the upbeat tune and those earnest employees telling us Comcast has 24/7 customer service 365 days a year. Well, Bev, a Kentfield customer, begs to differ. For almost two weeks, she hasn’t had any sound on several stations. Attempting to call Comcast at least three times to report the problem, she was continually greeted with a recording saying they weren’t “taking calls at this time.” Bev wants her technical issue resolved and a refund for the service that she’s not receiving and paid for in advance. We have to agree, these seem like some pretty basic requests. Now, if only someone at Comcast would answer the phone to hear them. (Just thinking out loud here, Bev, but I wonder if the CPUC takes calls?) —Nikki Silverstein

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< 8 SMART shouts ‘all aboard!’ leaving a capital balance of $7 million. This was the most conservative, least expensive option presented to board members. Constructing a segment from Railroad Square to Cloverdale will take an additional $218 million. A Civic Center to Larkspur segment will cost $69 million. Until SMART finds additional money for those segments, the board reasoned, the best option is to proceed with the initial phase. Along with criticism about the choice of the initial segment, complaints are swirling about the process by which the SMART board made this critical construction decision. Critics say it was unfair for the board to choose what it called a workshop to cast votes that would put construction in motion. One of those critics is a board member. “It was billed as a workshop,” says Joan Lundstrom, Larkspur mayor. She represents the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers on the SMART board. “I personally did not think there would be a vote that day. It was not listed as an agenda item for a vote. It was a fuzzy interpretation of the Brown Act [the state’s open-meeting law]. Lundstrom says she and Novato City Councilwoman Madeline Kellner both raised concerns about the lack of notification regarding a possible vote on Nov. 6. Lundstrom pointed out that the agenda for the workshop stated that at the meeting’s conclusion, the topic was to “give direction. It did not say vote approval or action.” Lundstrom adds that SMART should have given the public adequate information and guidance that a vote was possible at the meeting, “so everybody could know.” But, she says, the board went “charging down the line.” Lundstrom emailed SMART’s attorney, who responded that the agency had not violated the Brown Act in taking the vote. Of the 12 members on the board, only Kellner voted against the choice on the first segment. She believes the segment is inadequate.

Lundstrom voted for it, but says she did so “reluctantly.” She and others are questioning the current set of financial numbers. “I do not have confidence in their revenue projections. I asked that they do a peer review of the sales-tax projections.” Other board members echoed the request, she says. The latest revenue projections will undergo peer review before the SMART board meets again Dec. 15 to discuss the construction plan, according to SMART spokesman Chris Coursey. The projected income will be a topic at that meeting. Coursey points out that projections are just that: projections. “Nobody can say exactly what the sales-tax revenue is going to be. We take our best shot and hire people who do this for a living, people who do it for the state of California, for other government entities, and they are experts. We try to make it as accurate as possible. But still, it’s a projection.” A pretty important projection, considering the idea behind SMART was to create a self-funding entity by way of sales-tax revenue. But with the economic crisis, the idea of seeking additional government funds gained importance as a way to complete construction of the entire line. The week after the Nov. 6 meeting, the latest SMART shortfall projection was a topic of conversation when the Marin County Board of Supervisors discussed the financial implications and the prospect of an initial segment that ends at the Civic Center instead of downtown San Rafael—an option many still favor. Supervisor Steve Kinsey said the latest financial news is a “red flag” and called for a review of the SMART plan. Kinsey is the Marin representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area agency that acts as a gatekeeper for transportation money flowing into the region. A nod from the MTC is essential to qualify for federal transportation money, and because of the sales-tax shortfall, SMART could use an infusion

< 8 Newsgrams In a sudden reversal Tuesday afternoon, the CDCR revised its decision on Wright’s parole status; the 53-year-old will now be released under a more strictly supervised parolee program.—Jason Walsh

Don’t cry for me, madonnari Downtown San Rafael will be without its madonnari this year, as the Italian Street Painting Festival is taking 2011 off to regroup and reinvent itself after a disappointing 2010. The Youth in Arts fundraising festival, an annual June event since 1994, has in the past attracted thousands of visitors to the area around Fifth and A streets, as onlookers and art lovers watch the local and international street painting “madonnari” emblazon more than a hundred chalk “paintings” across the pavement in front of the Mission San Rafael Arcangel. The crowds were down at this year’s festival, however, and the fundraiser only managed to break even. In years past, the event has garnered more than $60,000 for the Youth in Arts nonprofit. Organizers are considering ways to revitalize the festival and all sorts of options are on the palette—from charging admission to even changing the location. The target date for the next festival is July 2012. The organization is taking suggestions for the festival online at www.youthinarts.org.—JW

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of federal money. A sound financial foundation would be required. MTC currently is looking at the SMART assumptions, Kinsey says. “It’s a work in progress to get an understanding of what’s embedded in the SMART financial plan and to evaluate the proposed project in terms of the segmentation.” Phasing rail construction, Kinsey says, is a “relatively common reality for new rail systems, so that in and of itself is not something to be concerned about.” But, he adds, MTC has raised questions about the southern terminus not making it to downtown San Rafael. To receive approval from MTC, a program to expand service in a transportation corridor must show that it will serve a certain number of people near stations. “In order to justify using regional funds in transit expansion, whether it’s rail or express bus or other things, we want to know that the land use around the transit hubs is going to support transit, that people are going to be able to get to transit easily and choose transit.” MTC has a policy that “across an entire corridor you want to have 2,200 people living within about one-third of a mile of a station. As a corridor as a whole, SMART is well below that right now. Interestingly, San Rafael is one of the few stops at that intensity of the MTC zoning policy.” Coursey says SMART and MTC have met 14 times this year. MTC rejected a SMART request to put the rail line on a list in the federal New Starts program, which funds large projects with large amounts of money. But SMART proponents hope MTC will be more amenable to putting the rail line on a list for the federal Small Starts program, which funds smaller projects with smaller chunks of money. “We want to convince MTC that we should be allowed to compete for federal funds along with other projects in the Bay Area.” Small Starts money could help SMART extend the line. Although the Civic Center doesn’t qualify as an ideal terminus station for MTC, a plan to bridge stations along the line could help satisfy the agency’s requirements. Buses would bring passengers from the Civic Center into downtown San Rafael and then into Larkspur. A similar bus bridge could extend passenger carrying capacity up to Cloverdale. The bus bridge would allow passengers to disembark at the Civic Center, for example, and board a waiting bus that would stop only once in downtown San Rafael before proceeding to Larkspur. Buses would stop only at stations set out in the SMART station plan. That would, in essence, create a southern terminus at Larkspur, an advantage to SMART because it satisfies guidelines for money from Regional Measure 2, which raised tolls on local state bridges to fund transportation programs. Aside from Councilwoman Kellner, the only other SMART board member from Marin who did not vote yes is Marin Supervisor Judy Arnold, who abstained. She said Marin residents needed more time and information before a vote decided the issue. “The general feeling at the meeting,” says

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Arnold, “was that we have to move forward, we have to get a train up and running, and if we get it up and running, federal funds will come in, people will be excited, ridership will pick up.” Marin Supervisor Charles McGlashan and San Rafael Mayor Al Boro, the other Marin representatives on the SMART board, voted for the Railroad Square to Civic Center segment. SMART hopes that construction bids will come in lower than its conservative estimates and could cover construction for an additional station. The approved segment will carry 57 percent of the projected ridership for the entire line and cover 40 of its 70 miles. That’s not inconsequential, but critics still question the assumptions on which SMART bases its decision. Longtime SMART critic Mike Arnold says the growth projections embedded in the revenue forecast are wildly inaccurate. He also says SMART expects an increase in the population in Sonoma County above what’s reasonable to assume. Those issues and others presumably will be part of the peer review, which will be discussed Dec. 15. The surprise vote came after Debora Fudge, Windsor councilwoman and chairwoman of the SMART board, read a motion in favor of the Railroad Square to Civic Center segment. Arnold says, “No one said why don’t you give direction to staff. It was almost like the fix for this meeting was in.” Fudge notes that the meeting was scheduled as a “Special Board Meeting: Workshop on Funding and Phasing Options,” and at any board meeting it’s possible to call for a vote. “As the meeting proceeded, I could count at least seven or eight people ready to vote, so we went forward.” ✹ Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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parents to take control over their teensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wo recent San Rafael teen suicides have left parents frightened, lives and hold it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Should parents be spying on their worried and searching for ways to kids?â&#x20AC;? Leiken asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Absolutely.â&#x20AC;? connect with their kids. Levine, author of the 2006 New York In an age when text messages rouTimes best-seller The Price of Privilege: tinely and repeatedly interrupt dinner How Parental Pressure and Material conversation, and the average mother Advantage Are Creating a Generation of spends only four minutes a day of uninterrupted time with her teenager, how Disconnected and Unhappy Kids, echoed can parents maintain strong bonds with Leikenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call for parents to monitor their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social-networking accounts, their children and help them mature into healthy, happy adults? Psychologist though she wondered aloud at what age the snooping should cease. She did not Madeline Levine and teen mentor Jefhesitate, however, to assert that parents frey Leiken offered answers in the form should keep tabs on their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of general prescriptions to about 200 whereabouts as long as they live at home. anxious parents Monday night at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your teenagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brain is sort of like a Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Ferrari being driven by an 11-year-old,â&#x20AC;? in San Rafael. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trust your instincts,â&#x20AC;? said Leiken, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as your child is under who mentors teens from his San Fran- your roof, you should know where they are, with whom and cisco and Mill Valley what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? offices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore Levine and Leiken the signs.â&#x20AC;? HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? identified two villains Of the suicides he To read the Kaiser Family in local teenagersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has studied, Leiken Foundation Study on media in livesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;incessant media said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never the lives of 8- to 18-year-olds, and academic stress been a time when go to http://kff.org/entmedia/ from the so-called there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t signs.â&#x20AC;? upload/8010.pdf. race to nowhere. The Community agencombinationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;staying cies organized Monup into the wee hours dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program in the wake of the hanging deaths of Em- to study as well as to communicate ily Panicacci, a 15-year-old Terra Linda with friends and then waking early for High School student, on Oct. 2, and classâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can lead to a fatal dose of sleep Dante Monteleone, a 13-year-old Miller deprivation for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teens, Levine said. Creek Middle School student, on Oct. Skimping on sleep causes nearly 20 percent 11. The event intentionally avoided spe- of fatal automobile accidents, she said. The cifically discussing suicide. Instead, it psychologist who sees teens in her Marin focused on messages Levine and Leiken County ofďŹ ce also blames sleep deprivation hoped to impart to help parents prevent for widespread teen depression. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All this sleep deprivation is partially circumstances that might lead children responsible for all this depression,â&#x20AC;? she to contemplate suicide. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is an epidemic of depresLevine and Leiken talked for an sion. It looks like kids are getting less hour-and-a-half. But their message and less sleep. Being sleepy is not just a boiled down to a simple entreaty for

Madeline Levine, left, and Jeffrey Leiken stressed the importance of family time in helping depressed teens. Joanne Greene, director of the Center for Jewish Life, moderated the forum.

symptom of depression. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cause of depression.â&#x20AC;? Levineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer: Parents should make sure their kids shut off their televisions, their computers, their video games and their cell phones and go to sleep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our job is to protect our children,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can certainly say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lights outâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at 11.â&#x20AC;? Levine advised mothers and fathers in the audience to brave their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hostility and take their cell phones out of their bedrooms at bedtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your kid is on the computer four or ďŹ ve hours a day, pull the plug,â&#x20AC;? she urged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your kid is on a screen more than two hours a day, you have to man up and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Leiken said parents often tell him they wake up at 2am to go to the bathroom and find their children on their computers. He said parents and kids spend so much time tethered to screens and cell phones that parents spend on average all of four minutes a day of uninterrupted time with their teens.

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Parents should let their children follow their own bliss rather than a narrow path prescribed by Ivy League colleges. Instead of constantly focusing on getting into elite universities, Levine recommends helping children claim their own passions and PDF— playtime, downtime and family time. She and Leiken both lamented the loss of quiet time, time for kids to hang out and contemplate the meaning of life. “The years I spent on my bed listening to Bob Dylan were not a waste of time,” Levine said. “They helped form a sense of who I was.” Despite the eye rolling, teens do want to connect with their parents, Levine said. She said the best recipe for parent and teen bonding is sitting down together for dinner. When she was raising her three now-adult children, Levine said, she made sure to have family dinners, even if it meant waiting until 8pm, when her surgeon husband returned home from work. “The single most important thing you can do is have dinner five nights a week with your family,” she said. “From my point of view, kids are desperate to talk to their parents.” Many of the parents who attended Monday night’s program found it affirming because they said they already practice what Levine and Leiken preached. “It reinforced what we’re doing in our own family,” said Elana Reinin, a Berkeley mother of two teens. “To me, it boils down to how we connect with our kids and our family.” Mollee Sue Zoken, a San Rafael mother of two teen girls, said the program confirmed that she’s on the right parenting path by having her family sit down for a special meal every Friday night to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath. But one San Rafael mother, whose son was friends with the Miller Creek student who took his life last month, said the program offered little relief for the pain she feels raising special-needs children and trying to help her son cope with grief over his friend’s death. The mother, who requested anonymity, said the perceived Marin County obsession with elite colleges does not apply to her family. “Not all kids in this community are obsessed with fancy colleges,” she said. “There’s a lot more depth in Marin and different types of families. Sometimes I hear these generalizations, everybody’s got these high-flying careers, and I’m kind of blue collar.” The night before he killed himself, the mother said, Dante slept at her house in her son’s bedroom. He was watching Family Guy on television and acting silly, talking about 13-year-old boy stuff—burps and farts. She thought he looked happy. ✹ Contact Ronnie Cohen at ronniecohen@comcast.net.

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members were surprised to see Daddy I Do ena and Cassie Jaye did not expect the being promoted as part of a parent-education red carpet to be rolled out for their series alongside such films as Race to Nowhere independent documentary, Daddy and Waiting for Superman. Acting without I Do, in Christian strongholds. The film, authority, the board members told the theater named for the chastity vows Christian manager to remove the film from the series girls make to their fathers during so-called purity balls, spotlights the sometimes-tragic and to stop promoting it, Albinson said. Saying he feared for their safety given the consequences of abstinence-only programs level of Internet rancor the uproar sparked, Althroughout the United States. But the first-time filmmakers were shocked binson refused to identify the board members who serve as volunteers for the historic singlewhen the Lark Theater in their liberal homescreen theater in downtown town of Larkspur pulled Larkspur. He did say they their award-winning film did not object to the content from its lineup a couple CONTROVERSIAL, OR of Daddy I Do and were not of days before it was supIRRELEVANT? pressured by any outside posed to screen. And the Daddy I Do will screen at the group to pull the movie. mother-daughter team Lark Theater in Larkspur on No outside group prescouldn’t help but wonder Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 8pm. sured Planned Parenthood to about a concerted effort Director Cassie Jaye will scale down its support for the to silence the film when, answer questions following film either. But Fran Linkin, the next day, a Planned the showing. Planned Parenthood Mar Parenthood group, Monte’s associate director of preferring not to set off public affairs, acknowledged demonstrations, changed that her organization considered possible prothe venue for a Santa Cruz screening from a tests against the film in deciding to show it in a high school to a home. private, rather than a public, screening. Community outrage over the Lark cancelAccording to Christina Clack, Jaye Bird lation led the nonprofit theater’s board of Productions’ chief operations officer and directors to intercede, apologize and schedule Cassie Jaye’s sister, Planned Parenthood another screening for the film. The Lark will representatives feared the film could offend show Daddy I Do on Dec. 8. religious supporters who might see it as a “Honestly, it was just a complete comresponse to a recently completed internamunications screw-up,” said Chris Albintional pro-life protest. Throughout the fall, son. Last weekend, in an effort to calm the anti-abortion protestors picketed outside public-relations disaster, Albinson assumed the Planned Parenthood health center in the role of acting chairman of the Lark’s board of directors, replacing Tina McArthur, Santa Cruz as part of the event dubbed 40 Days For Life. a Larkspur real estate agent. “Our priorities are services and health“A couple of people got surprised, and it just cascaded into a communications prob- care and the safety and comfort of our lem,” Albinson said. In light of the problem, patients,” Linkin said. “We didn’t want to he said, the Lark will offer training to board jeopardize any of that. “We always have to be aware of any kind of members about their roles and responsibiliopposition. That’s why we ended up deciding ties. “It’s not the board’s role—nor should to do a smaller venue where donors and supit be—to program the theater,” he said. He porters could have a discussion about compresaid the programming job belongs to the hensive sex education in our community.” theater manager. Like the film, the imbroglio underscores the Cassie Jaye, the film’s 24-year-old director, sensitivity of talk about sex education—even said the theater manager told her two board in seemingly progressive Marin and Santa members deemed the documentary examinCruz. Nena and Cassie Jaye know just how ing abstinence-only versus comprehensivecharged the subject can be. They both grew sex-education programs “irrelevant.” up as evangelical Christians and were taught “I am completely baffled that these two abstinence was the only way. board members of the Lark Theater would Nena divorced her Christian husband think Daddy I Do is irrelevant,” said Jaye, an when Cassie was 6, and Cassie prayed for her actress who trained herself to make films mother, who stopped going to church. Cassie and enlisted her mother as camerawoman. did not attend a father-daughter purity ball “And that’s exactly what’s wrong with our sex education in this country. And that is why our because the gala events had not yet been organized when she was a child. But, she said, she country has one of the highest teen-pregnanwas the kind of girl who would have jumped cy, abortion and sexual-abuse rates. at the opportunity to dress up and go with “If we don’t talk about it, it will only her father to the event where they would sign get worse.” a purity covenant. Albinson, a Menlo Park venture capitalist When she was 16 and attending high who lives in Larkspur, said two Lark board

Jaye’s documentary examines the Christian trend of ‘purity balls’ and the vows of chastity made by daughter to father.

school in Washington, Cassie Jaye did put on a purity ring. The blonde beauty began to separate from the abstinence movement and evangelical Christianity after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress at 18. Three years ago, Cassie and her mother took a single camera and set off on a road trip to make Daddy I Do. At the time, Cassie was involved in her first serious relationship. Soon after embarking on the filmmaking venture, she broke up with her Christian boyfriend. The Jayes learned that, like Cassie, one in six American girls pledge purity, and 90 percent break their vows. They learned that federal money has, and continues to, support abstinence-only programs, and that these programs counsel kids against using condoms. “What we learned from the organizers of these programs—it’s one big chorus and that is if you’re gonna have sex, don’t bother using a condom,” Nena Jaye said. She said the issue of young women being taught that they must wait to be married before they can have sex is particularly personal for her. Cassie’s father repeatedly told his daughter that he and her mother were virgins when they married. Nena Jaye, however, said she lost her virginity before marriage as a result of her first husband’s intense pressure, a pressure she feels certain Christian men routinely apply to young women while simultaneously espousing how critical it is for girls to remain virgins until marriage. Cassie learned the truth about her mother’s lost virginity while they were making the film. Angrier and more strident, Nena Jaye wanted to take a more confrontational, or as she calls it, a Michael Moore approach to the documentary. But Cassie insisted on editing it in an evenhanded, objective way. “It’s shocking to me it would be pulled, especially in Marin and especially in our hometown, because I did not take a Michael Moore approach with this film,” Cassie Jaye said. “My joke about it is people are going to go see the movie, and they’re going to want their money back,” Nena Jaye said, “because it’s not controversial.” ✹ Contact Ronnie Cohen at ronniecohen@comcast.net.

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hile most Americans remain cozily tucked in warm beds next Thursday morning, dancing through dreams of the face-stuffing festivities that Thanksgiving Day will surely deliver, a small portion of the population will venture out into the brisk pre-dawn world of Pier 33 in San Francisco. Here, groggy smiles will be exchanged while drowsy folks sip coffee from thermoses and pull loved ones close to stay warm. Lines form, zigzagging through the chain-link aisles that lead the way to the ferries. Men, women and children with drums, rattles and traditional California Indian ceremonial dress will lead the way onto the first boat and sail out on the bay. Just before 5am, the first ferry arrives at Alcatraz for the annual Un-Thanksgiving Day Sunrise Ceremony; seagulls squawk in circles overhead as the cold and worn cement steps lead the sleepy mob to the top of the Rock. The eeriness of entering a former federal prison in the dark—isolated in center of the San Francisco Bay, no less—is not as nerve-wracking as one would imagine. Up to 4,000 people come from all over Northern California and beyond to participate in the annual sacred, and historical, event—and the feeling of excitement and solidarity is enough to overshadow any apprehension. As the pounding of drums and smoke from sage and tobacco offerings mingle with the salty air, Native California intertribal dancers gather around the bonfire and start the ceremony, dancing the sun up in honor of the struggles that have passed. This annual Sunrise Ceremony brings together an intertribal community of American Indians and non-natives alike. But they’re not here to “give thanks” in commemoration of some apocrypha-laden 17th century dinner party between pilgrims and Indians. This fourth-Thursday-in-November gathering is staged in commemoration of the November 1969 to June 1971 occupation of the Rock by native people from across the United States. ●

AS THE WAR in Vietnam experienced its deadliest years, the American civil rights movement marched on, the United Farm Workers gained strength, the Black Panther Party sprang up and the American Indian Movement, or AIM, joined the fight for equality-forming with the intent of combating the ongoing oppression of American Indian tribes around the country. As the United States government continued to fall short on promises and agreements made with American Indians, AIM decided to reclaim unused federal property as rightfully theirs, according to one 19th century treaty between Indian and white man. Sights were set on Alcatraz, the derelict federal penitentiary that was closed and abandoned in 1963. The plan was that American Indians would occupy the Rock long enough to set up a center for native studies, a clinic and other programs to improve the life of American Indians. In a symbolic gesture of discovery in the late days of November in 1969, several men jumped from a boat into the bone-chilling, rough waters of the San Francisco Bay. They swam to the shores of the abandoned island, claiming it in the name of Indians of All Tribes, an intertribal, all-inclusive nation of Indians. For 19 months they held Alcatraz-through failed negotiations with the government, pleas by officials for the Indians to vacate the land, and the tragic and deadly fall of the 13-year-old daughter of AIM leader Richard Oakes who, disillusioned and grieving, abandoned the island in mid 1970. One of the first AIM occupants on the Rock was local Pomo Indian Edward Willie, who was an 11-year-old Oakland resident when he arrived at Alcatraz. “My mother took me, along with my brother and three sisters, right after the occupation started,” he explains. “It was a life-changing experience for everyone.” It was his first time in a boat and after he arrived—whizzing past a useless and failed Coast 14 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 25, 2010

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Guard blockade in the nighttime bay waters—Willie and his family spent nine months on the island. Although he had experienced life on a reservation as a young child, he found that the political momentum and excitement of coming together with other American Indians in this way significantly contributed to how he developed and identified with his native heritage. He found himself worlds away from the stresses and alienation of his East Oakland home, surrounded by strang- Edward Willie, inset, was 11 when his family joined the occupation in 1969. He ers who, in an instant, became returned as an adult, above, for a photo in front of an Alcatraz entrance sign which conveyed a very different message 41 years ago. his family. “I made lifelong friendships on Alcatraz,” recalls Willie, who went on to earn a degree in Native Studies at UC Berkeley and now works as a teacher and native ecologist in San Rafael. “Even when I meet new people who were there, there is an instant bond.” The first night of the occupation found roughly 100 people on the island, along with just enough food and supplies to last one week. Within months, a crew of natives had set up a radio program and a news letter to communicate with friends and supporters left behind. Before the end of the first week journalists from around the Bay Area had flocked to the scene. Late Pacific Sun assistant editor Alice Yarish bribed a ferry captain to sneak her ashore; local writer Joan Lisetor, then with the IJ, dodged Coast Guard ships on a darkened 11-foot boat to reach the dock on the Rock. Lisetor, now a Sausalito resident, recalls arriving to a general feeling of excitement—and a


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sign that read: This Land Is Our Land. She describes the buildings that the Indians were living in as being in horrible condition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The place was falling apart,â&#x20AC;? she says via phone from her Sausalito home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had not been cleaned up in six years. It was awful.â&#x20AC;? Still, the determination was overwhelming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people I spoke to said they had lived on reservations that were worse.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2014;?

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THE ARTICLE THAT Lisetor produced after her two-day trip to Alcatraz, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cold Night, Warm Spirit,â&#x20AC;? caught the attention and sympathies of many around Marin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many around the county were generally supportive,â&#x20AC;? she recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I even had Republican Assemblyman [William] Bagley asking me to take him out to see for himself.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been an objective reporter,â&#x20AC;? laughs Lisetor, when asked about how strongly she advocated for the Indians at Alcatraz, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I still have a place for them all in my heart.â&#x20AC;? People lived in broken-down vehicles, dirty prison cells and even tepees that were erected on the island, and they worked together over the one-and-a-half years to provide a clean and sanitary space for everyone. Nearly a year into the occupation, hippie youth from the counterculture movement made their way to the island, as well. The carefree party they brought was short-lived, however, and it was decided that only true American Indians should be present. AIM meant business. There was work to be done. On the agenda was spreading awareness about the collective history, shared experience and mistreatment by the American government. The bold statement made by the occupation put elected ofďŹ cials under pressure to act; they eventually went on to instate the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, the Indian Child Welfare Act and several claims and settlement acts. Rights to return to native ďŹ shing and hunting practices were regained and plots of land were returned to tribes as the result of negotiations. As the occupation entered its second year the media attention had died down, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader Richard Oakes had departed, and many inhabitantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dedication to the cause was waning. Eventually the government shut off power to Alcatraz, which caused many Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially families with young childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to ďŹ&#x201A;ee. A ďŹ re swept through the island, destroying many of the buildings that were used as housing. Finally, in June of 1971, a mass of law enforcement agents descended onto the island and removed the

remaining 15 occupants. Still, the occupation was deemed a success, if only for the solidarity that has continued for the last 40 years. For Edward Willie, the memories of exploring the island and playing with other children stand out the most. Although his memories of the cause are vague, what he does hold onto are the deeply embedded feelings of determination and hope. He looks back with a sense of pride and hope for the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was an excitement in the air, an excitement fueled by the knowledge that we were participating in something bigger than an occupation of unused government property.â&#x20AC;? Today, Willie often participates with the Pomo singers in the yearly ceremony commemorating Un-Thanksgiving, as it has come to be known. Yet, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about politicizing the day with the radical declarations made during the occupation all those years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of Indians with a lot of different perspectives,â&#x20AC;? says Willie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the people I know, we always have to dance around with whether or not we go to our motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place or go to Alcatraz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We usually do both and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not thinking about pilgrims,â&#x20AC;? he laughs and says, in the spirit of most Americans, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just about family.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2014;?

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As the shards of dawn light break over the blackened waves that were navigated to reach the cold and mighty Rock for the Sunrise Ceremony, there is a calmness in the air. It reminds those on the island that the spirit of the occupation of Alcatraz lives on through the strands of yearly celebrations. An unspoken and deep sense of solidarity carries on through the day as the masses make their way through seagulls aggressively hoarding tamale crumbs and wander back down through the tunnels and walkways to the ferries. The early-morning risers then part ways and make their way toward a more traditional meal with loved onesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to give thanks for food, family and community. The Rock, meanwhile, remainsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;isolated and powerful. A reminder to everyone of the accomplishments and contributions of those who came before. â&#x153;š

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< 21 Thankfully, someone’s prepared Mill Valley Market comes to the rescue of the vegetarian with an individual meatless dinner full of rustic flavors. Roasted acorn squash is filled with wheatberries, vegetables, herbs and dried cranberries and it’s served with bread stuffing and mushroom gravy, choice of potatoes and cranberry sauce. The cost is $19. Order at 415/388-3222. A true vegan menu is available from Andronico’s in San Anselmo: roasted vegetables en croute, green beans with shallots and herbs, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, assorted root vegetables, cranberryapple chutney, rolls and vegan pumpkin pie ($29.99 for two servings). Three holiday desserts of note there (for non-vegans) are pumpkin cheesecake ($14.99), honey pecan tart ($11.99) and four-berry pie ($12.99). Orders are taken online—www. andronicos.com—or by phone at 415/4558194. As an example of a whole feast ready to be heated and served, here’s what can be ordered at Mollie Stone’s by calling 72 hours in advance: free-range turkey with traditional bread stuffing, mashed potatoes with pan gravy, maple orange-glazed sweet potatoes and yams, green beans with red bell peppers and savory herbs, New England cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. This serves 10 to 12 people and the cost is $129.99. (415/461-1164 Greenbrae; 415/331-6900 Sausalito) Insalata’s in San Anselmo is a restaurant where takeout food is on a par with what is served at its tables. Each year chef Heidi Krahling makes available turkey dinners to go, with all the trimmings. Side dishes can be purchased separately and are well worth checking out: caramelized roasted winter vegetables ($9.75/qt.), butternut squash/caramelized pear soup ($11/qt.) and cranberry-apple conserve ($7/pt.); all would be nice additions to a home-cooked meal. Two of her seasonal desserts are maple pecan tart and pear-frangipane tart ($20 each). Phone 415/457-8223. A dinner for four can be ordered at United Markets, handy for people who don’t want to deal with a carcass and lots of leftovers. It includes a roasted turkey breast and cornbread stuffing with gravy, succotash, green beans and rolls ($34.88). A good idea for a starter is a platter of assorted fine cheeses with fresh fruit, grapes and crackers ($32.88), and for dessert, a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting from the United bakery ($14.98). 415/454-8912 San Rafael; 415/456-1271 San Anselmo. Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax has something for everyone on its Thanksgiving takeout list, starting with an organic turkey dinner (hand-sliced turkey breast, sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, garlic green beans, cranberry sauce) at $24 for a single serving, $92 for four. Its vegetarian entree is organic pumpkin

lasagna with beans and cranberry sauce (single $14; $52 for four). A totally vegan meal stars almond loaf with walnut-pecan gravy, smashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce ($12 single, $76 for four servings). Organic homemade pies ($15.98-$21.98) are pumpkin—regular and vegan—apple and pecan; wheat-free almond crusts are available for an extra $2. Order by Nov. 22; 415/454-0123. Whole Foods goes all-out for the holiday with appealing menu options. The vegetarian meal includes vegetable shepherd’s pie with mashed yams, warm millet salad with Brussels sprouts, creamed mushrooms and sage, creamy mashed potatoes and parsnips, apple/pear sauce and vegan pumpkin pie ($49.99 for two servings). Vegans can enjoy meatless roast en croute stuffed with wild rice and cranberries, olive oil smashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, stuffed acorn squash, dinner rolls and two baked apples ($49.99 for two servings). Those desiring a Latin take on the feast can dine on oven-roasted turkey with mole sauce, pork/pumpkin tamales, Spanish rice and black beans, with pumpkin pie for dessert ($79.99 for four). Whole Foods has attractive sides to order, too, like oyster stuffing ($19.99) to accompany a home-cooked turkey, a spicy Cajun shrimp platter for appetizers ($16.99) and Dungeness crab and Brie mac-n-cheese ($23.99). Two desserts are ideal for the season: apple/cranberry crunch pie ($14.99) and marionberry pie ($14.99). Orders can be placed online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com. Local markets carry enough specialty items from all over the world to help simplify prep time for the big day. Here are some personal favorites available in most independent stores: mixed olives from the olive bar (avoid fancy stuffed ones) to warm up in a little olive oil with strips of orange rind, a bit of dried or fresh thyme; smoked trout to be flaked and mixed with creme fraiche (serve on romaine leaves); pickled vegetables (small okra pods, green beans); vacuum-packed chestnuts to add to soups or vegetable dishes; quince paste or fig conserve to serve with cheese; large sweet dates to stuff with almonds or walnuts; spiced crabapples or pears; and for guests who need lighter desserts than the typically extravagant holiday sweets, it’s thoughtful to have some pretty little meringues or a tin of Italian amaretti to serve with sorbet. While we are on the subject of shopping, we mustn’t forget farmers markets with their best of the season. Edible arrangements for tables might star bright citrus, assorted apples, pomegranates and persimmons, and tiny pumpkins. Marin’s cup definitely runneth over. ✹ Give thanks to Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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et’s clear something up from the get- released by Hardly Art, a subsidiary of the go: Despite any perceived similari- influential Seattle-based SubPop label. ties between the Moondoggies and Its churning melodies evoked shades of the Band, the Seattle-based foursome did Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and Bob Dylan not derive its name from the godfathers and the Band (circa Planet Waves), with rich of Americana’s 1973 homage to early rock, vocal harmonies on a par with Fleet Foxes. Moondog Matinee. “When...the MoonRather, its rock lineage doggies released its debut COMING SOON is grounded in the bikinialbum in 2008, the band clad naivete of teen actress sounded like a veteran The Moondoggies perform Saturday, Nov. 20, at 9pm, Sandra Dee and her 1959 act,” Relix magazine reopening for Dawes (and prototypical beach-party cently opined. “Evoking with Romany Rye) at the movie that co-starred the spirit of early-’70s Independent, 628 DivisaJames Darren as a star surfrock and roll, with traces dero Ave., San Francisco. $15. er named...Moondoggie. of bluegrass and country, 415/771-1421. “The first time I ever the group’s heartfelt lyrics heard that term was in and languid melodies the movie Gidget,” Moonwere the musical equivadoggies singer and songwriter Kevin Mur- lent of a worn, vintage army jacket....” phy says. “And my brother wrote a play that It’s a disc that stayed in my car CD player had a main character named Moondoggie, for a solid two weeks. and it was awesome.” The band’s new album, the relatively Whatever the origin of its strange monibrooding Tidelands, explores the ebb-andker, the band has garnered rave reviews since flow of life and finds the band stretching hitting the national scene two years ago with out artistically. “The first album was on our the uplifting lo-fi gem Don’t Be a Stranger, own dime,” says Murphy, during a phone

Songwriter Kevin Murphy’s music is partly a reaction to his religious upbringing, partly a reaction to Deborah Walley’s performance in ‘Gidget Goes Hawaiian.’

call from Minnesota, on the band’s current cross-country tour. “We had about 10 days to record it, and the label still decided to pick it up. This time we had a little more comfort, a little more room to stretch out.” Oddly, while a lot of reviewers talk about the band’s sound, chiefly its retro influences, few consider the band’s emotionally reveal-

ing and unabashedly honest lyrics, many of which express deep feelings about young adults struggling with life’s ups and downs, faith and personal doubt. Oftentimes, the songs run through a complex range of emotions, from ambiguity to resolution—and always without a trace of self-pity. “As a songwriter, you just have to go with your gut feeling,” Murphy says. “I like to see my songs as a conversation—a conversation with myself.” On several songs on the debut album— “Ain’t No Lord,” “Save My Soul,” “Jesus on the Mainline”—that conversation turned to religious themes, a product of Murphy’s Catholic upbringing. But he dismisses the notion that the band has a Christian bent. “Our songs span the extremes of mood— we like having the freedom of going wherever we want to go and being able to vent,” he says. “Usually, the songs are a way to channel something that just feels overwhelming.” Which helps to explain the melancholy that washes over the new album. “In a lot of ways, Tidelands was therapeutic,” Murphy concedes, “so it’s more somber and less upbeat than Don’t Be a Stranger. It expresses how it felt to be in a darker place and choosing to draw from those feelings and engage with them.” Still, the centerpiece of the Tidelands, “We Can’t All Be Blessed,” is an uplifting pop hymn that, Murphy says, brings the band full circle emotionally. “It really shows us moving into a more positive direction,” he says. “Unlike the self-loathing that can come up sometimes, that song specifically is the point where the conversation comes back around to a positive perspective.” ✹ Confess to Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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›› TALKiNG PiCTURES

Guided by voices Will the next Lee Strasberg be a convicted felon, or a yoga instructor? by Davi d Te mp l e ton

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he voice,” murmurs actor Edward of what he said just had to end up in the Norton. “The voice is...when I’m movie. The part where I tell De Niro, ‘I’ve making a movie? Figuring out my got no beef with you man, I’m strictly character? The voice is everything.” vegetarian’—that was straight out of this Norton, leaning back in a chair planted guy’s mouth. The line about masturbaon the stage of the Christopher B. Smith tion—‘Two pumps and a swirl’—that was Rafael Film Center, is answering a question this guy. He was so amazing, and for me, following his screening of the film Stone at he made the film possible. last month’s Mill Valley Film Festival. The “But it all started with my discovering question, posed by a breathless audience that voice, and then finding a way to make member, has to do with the distinctive voice it mine.” Norton uses in the film, in which he plays Onstage conversations like this one are Stone, a wily prison convict and sometime a big part of the film festival appeal. Seeing arsonist. The film, which also stars Robert a movie before the rest of the world is cerDe Niro as the corrections officer Stone tainly a draw. But getting to hear the actors must win over in order to assure his im- describing their work in those films, telling pending parole, features a truly extraordi- their off-screen stories, is the main reason nary performance by Norton, and the voice many of us are so addicted to the film-fest he uses— experience. raspy and During the rambling, course of this like air beyear’s festival, ing forced that questhrough a tion—what cracked iron role does wall—is a big an actor’s part of why voice play in the character establishing works. All of a distinctive that led up to character?— the audience easily ranked m e m b e r ’s as the most question: common How in the query. During world did he the packeddo that? to-the-rafters “It was an Tribute to i n te re s t i n g Annette experience, Bening, the a c t u a l l y ,” Franco lapsed back into ‘James Dean mode’ Oct. 17 at the Rafael Film Center. award-winNorton says, ning actress leaning closer to tell his story. “In rehearsals, (Bugsy, The American President, The Kids I was unhappy with everything I was doing. Are All Right) was asked about her own use I had no good ideas—until I met this one of voice in crafting a role. prisoner.” The film, he explains, was shot in “I owe it all to yoga,” Bening laughs. a working prison, where Norton was able “Seriously, when I was at the American to interview a number of the real-life con- Conservatory Theater, I had this amazvicts. “This guy came into the room,” he ing yoga teacher. I learned that there is recalls, “and he had these cornrows, and he a physicality to breathing, and that the had all this...kind of sleepy, cagey attitude. voice is shaped by that. Using your voice is He sounded like he’d chewed up a wine about learning to shape air, because that’s glass and swallowed it. And his voice! He all a voice is, right? It’s air. By thinking of was like a cobra—he was so mesmerizing. your voice as air, knowing you can shape The minute he opened his mouth, my work that air, you stay free and responsive while was done.” keeping your voice emotionally full. Not only did Norton borrow the in“With each character I play,” she conmate’s voice, he actually slipped a lot of his tinues, “I guess I just decide what their words into the film as well. voice looks like, what shape it has. When I “I had this little mini-cassette,” Norton was making The Grifters, Stephen [Frears, says, “so I always recorded these interthe film’s director] made me watch all of views. And this guy was so colorful, a lot these old Gloria Grahame movies.” Gloria

De Niro was as disturbed by the ‘two pumps and a swirl’ line as we were.

and I just became James Dean. I didn’t talk to Grahame is perhaps best known for her my friends and family, because I was James roles as Ado Annie in Oklahoma and VioDean. I walked around as James Dean, talked let in It’s a Wonderful Life. “What Stephen like James Dean, punched holes in my walls wanted,” Bening goes on, “was that same like James Dean. kind of high, light voice. Lightening my “I finally agreed, when my family voice had an effect on how I played the insisted, that I would set aside one hour a character physically, too.” Changing voices, Bening says, is much week, on the phone, to just talk to them as myself. When you are playing someone as like changing clothes. recognizable as James “I wouldn’t want Dean, you have to get to wear the same outthe voice right, though, fit every day, right?” because the voice is she smiles. “I do try to the key to the entire change my voice from character.” film to film. And—I In 127 Hours, Franco still do yoga. I learned plays real-life advenmy lessons well.” turer Aron Ralston, Actor James Franco, the guy who survived whose outstanding new having his arm crushed film 127 Hours closed under a boulder by out this year’s festival, has eventually amputating known from his earliest his own arm. acting jobs that voice was “Aron’s a real guy, the key to his characters. but he’s not that well “I used to watch My Bening also takes method-acting lessons from known,” says Franco, Own Private Idaho over her dry cleaner and discusses character motiva“so I could find my and over,” he says, slouch- tion with Larry from the bowling alley. own voice for the ing dramatically after the screening of the new film. “I practiced doing character, as long as I could capture the all of those lines, trying to get the voices right. emotional experience of what he was goIt was great training. And then, when I got ing through. My voice, in this film, was all the role of James Dean [in the 2001 televi- about conveying that emotion clearly. That sion biopic James Dean], I knew that I had to was especially important, because, you nail that voice or no one would believe me as know, I was trapped under a boulder for the whole film. James Dean.” “My voice,” he laughs, “was just about The process of making that film, he all I had to work with.” ✹ explains, set the paradigm for how he approaches his roles. Talk more pictures with David at talkpix@earthlink.net. “I knew I had to immerse myself in James It’s your movie, speak up at Dean,” he says, shaking his head, “so I lis›› pacificsun.com tened to tapes and watched his three movies, NOVEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 25, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 25


›› MOViES

Friday November 19 -Thursday November 25

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Aasif Mandvi brings home the bacon in ‘Today’s Special,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

Breath Made Visible (1:20) Transformative dance pioneer/local legend Anna Halprin is the subject of Ruedi Gerber’s inspiring documentary. ● Due Date (1:40) Todd Philips road-trip comedy about a businessman who has to hitch a ride cross-country 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. ● 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 The young wizard embarks on a do-or-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. ● 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. ● 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 Cartoon comedy about a genius supervillain whose plans for world domination go awry through boredom and self-interest; Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt and Ben Stiller supply the voices. ●

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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. ● The Next Three Days (2:02) A family man at the end of his rope plans and executes his wife’s daring prison escape; Paul Haggis directs Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. ● 127 Hours (1:33) James Franco stars in the true story of a trapped rock climber whose only escape is to amputate his own arm; Danny Boyle directs. ● 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. ● 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 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). ● Today’s Special (1:39) A superstar Manhattan chef gets in over his head when he’s forced to help out at his parents’ low-rent, Michelin-free Indian restaurant. ● Tosca (12:25) Puccini’s torrid tale of triangular titillation is brought to diva-riffic life by the San Francisco Opera. ● Unstoppable (1:38) Tony Scott megaadventure 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. ● 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 ❋ 127 Hours (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55 Breath Made Visible (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 4:15 (Anna Halprin in person) Due Date (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 Tue 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat, Tues 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:50 Mon 1:30, 4:15, 7:20 Fair Game (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Sat 2:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Sun 2:30, 5:05, 7:35 Mon-Thu 5:05, 7:35 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: Part 1 (PG-13) Century Cinema: 12:15, 3:35, 7, 10:15 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45 Mon-Tue 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 10:15, 12, 1:45, 3:30, 5:15, 7, 8:45, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri, Sat, Wed, Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:15 Sun 12:30, 3:45, 7 Mon-Tue 4:30, 7:45 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tues 12:15, 1:30, 3:15, 4:45, 6:15, 8, 9:15 Sun-Mon

= New Movies This Week

12:15, 1:30, 3:15, 4:45, 6:15 Hereafter (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: FriTue 11:10, 4:35, 10:05 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon-Tue 4:10, 7 Inside Job (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 6:30, 8:45 Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:45 Sun 1:30, 7 MonWed 6:30, 8:45 Thu 9 Kings of Pastry (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 3:30 Sun 2:30 La Boheme (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 10am Mao’s Last Dancer (PG) ★★ Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 5:30 Sun-Tue 4:30 Megamind (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 12:40, 3:05, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 11:05, 12:05, 1:25, 2:35, 3:50, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 Tue 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 2, 4:35, 7:10, 9:30 Sun, Mon 2, 4:35, 7:10 Morning Glory (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:20, 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 10 Tue 11, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri, Tue-Thu 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:10 Mon 4:30, 7:10 ❋ The Next Three Days (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 10:20, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: FriSat, Wed-Thu 12:45, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Sun 12:45,

4:10, 7:10 Mon-Tue 4:15, 7:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 1, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Mon 1, 4, 6:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri, Tue-Thu 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 Mon 4, 6:50 Red (PG-13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 2, 7:25 Secretariat (PG) ★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 Skyline (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:15, 12:35, 1:40, 2:55, 4, 5:10, 6:25, 7:35, 8:50, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Tue 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 The Social Network (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat, Wed-Thu 1, 4:25, 7:20, 10 Sun 1, 4:25, 7:20 Mon-Tue 4:45, 7:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri, Tue-Thu 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon 4:15, 7 ❋ Today’s Special (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Mon-Wed 6:45, 9 Thu 6:45 ❋ Tosca (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 Unstoppable (PG-13) ★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:20, 12:25, 1:45, 2:50, 4:20, 5:20, 6:15, 7:05, 7:55, 8:40, 9:25, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 12:05, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:05 Tue 12:05, 2:30, 5, 7:30 Waiting for Superman (PG) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8 SunTue 7

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

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

Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford squabble and spark in ‘Morning Glory.’


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

Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar Kentfield modern-dance innovator Anna Halprin will present ‘Breath Made Visible,’ a documentary about her life and work, Nov. 21 at the Rafael Film Center.

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

Live music 11/19: Amy Wigton Jazz, folk. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 11/19: CJAM Classic rock. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 11/19: Mark Hanson Fingerstyle guitar. 8 p.m. $20. String Letter Music School, 55 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 451-1708. www.stringlettermusicschool.com

11/19: New Rising Sons with Boudeeka Rock. 8:30-11:30pm. $7. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Sausalito. www.presidioyachtclub.org

11/19: Pocket Change, James Mosely Band Funk 9pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub. com 11/19: Spirit Moves Eclectic improvised ensemble blends acoustic and electronic instruments and vocals. 7:30pm. $15. Open Secret Bookstore, 201 C St., San Rafael. www.spiritmovesmusic.com

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. www.ranchonicasio.com 11/19:The Real Nasty With The Whisky Richards. 9 p.m. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. http://www.19broadway.com 11/19: The Waybacks Original, Americana. 9pm. $20-30. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr,, San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com/

11/20 Baby Gramps, Faraway Brothers with Eric McFadden, Adam Traum Trio Broad spectrum Americana. Trio 8:30-11:30pm. $9.00 Advance, $12 Door. The Woods Music Hall at The Masonic, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 389-6637. www.woodsmv.com 11/20: Deanna Bogart Boogie woogie, blues. 8:30pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 11/20: Dgiin World, funk. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 11/20: Eugene Huggins Blues. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar. com 11/20: Key Lime Pie Funk, Soul, Rock & Roll. 7-10pm. Free. 2AM Club, 380 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 453-3544. www.keylimepiemusic.com 11/20: Mark Growden Quartet Torrid lyricism and fierce accordion antics. pm. $20 -30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 3839600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 11/20: Revolver Pop. With Ellen Elizabeth and The Vintage City Band. 9pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 11/20: The Sun Kings Beatles tribute band. 8:30pm. $20-30. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com/ 11/20: The Tickets Rock. 8:30-11:30pm. $5. The Presidio Yacht Club/Travis Marina, Fort Baker/Marin Headlands, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 11/21 The Seducers Americana, country,

BEST BET

classic favorites. 4pm. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 11/21: Lonestar Retrobates Western swing band. 3-6pm. Free. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 516-1028.

11/21: Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s Boogie, jive. 7pm. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 11/21: Tim Weed and Friends Bluegrass, original eclectic world fusion. 5-8 p.m. No cover. Station House Cafe, 11180 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1515. www.stationhousecafe.com 11/23: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

11/23: Mari Mack and Livin’ Like Kings “Some Kinda Blues.” Bluerose Roadhouse every Tuesday night at the Belrose. 8-10pm. Belrose Theatre, 1415 5th Ave, San Rafael. 332-2755. www.marimackmusic.com 11/23: Noel Jewkes Jazz Quartet Open Mic jazz sessions every Tues. 8-11pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., gate 5, Sausalito. 945-9016. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 11/24: About Face Funk. 10 p.m. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

Horse play

11/24: Bryan Horne and The Jaw Droppers Americana. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Pub, 765

CAVALIA, the show that’s a crossbreed of circus, rodeo, equestrian demonstration and Broadway extravaganza, is now running (or galloping) in a big white tent near the ballpark in San Francisco. Cirque de Soleil cofounder Norman Latourelle started the production seven years ago as an “homage to the bond between human beings and horses,” and the result is astonishing. Ticket prices are ‘A magical encounter between human and also eye-popping (most over $100), horse,’ indeed... but, with more than 50 horses and 35 human artists as well as special lighting and stage effects in a fairly intimate setting, well justified. Sylvia Zerbini’s “liberty” act with nine unfettered gray Arabian horses—that run and play and then do exactly as she commands with a wave of her hand—is worth the price of admission alone. Through Dec. 12. See www. Cavalia.net for information.—Julie Vader

Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 11/26: ‘90s Rocks Marin’ Reunion With Bracket, The Fabulous Flesh Weapons and Dixie Wrecked. 8pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 11/26: GoldDiggers With the High Grass Dogs. Roots, Americana. 9 p.m. Fourth Street Tavern, 711 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4044. 11/26: Lauralee Brown Acoustic. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 11/26: The Linda Imperial Band Original songs. 8:30pm. $10-12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

Concerts 11/19 and 12/03: S.F. Conservatory Marin

Chamber Music Concerts at 8 p.m. on Nov. 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. 11/19: 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 11/21: Nakamatsu/ Manasse Duo Jon Nakamatsu, piano. Jon Manasse, clarinet. Program of works Brahms and Mendelssohn. 5pm. $25. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 381-4453 . www.chambermusicmillvalley.org 11/21: New Century Chamber Orchestra “Waltzing in Appalachia.” 5-7pm. $29-49. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. www.ncco.org

11/22: Dominican University Winifred Baker Chorale Fall Concert featuring works by Vivaldi, Schubert, Pinkham and Mozart. 8pm. $10-15, under 12 free. St. Vincent de Paul Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma. 482-3579. www.duwbc.org

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

Theater/Auditions 11/21:‘Lidless’ New Works Series staged reading. By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. Directed by Mei Ann Teo 5 p.m. Free. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org Through 11/20:‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ Marin Youth Performer’s present the classic musical theater piece about fictional 1950's rocker Conrad Birdie. See website for showtimes. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com Through 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. marintheatre.org Through 12/05: Fringe of Marin “26th Fall Season.” Two programs of 13 new Bay Area one-act plays and solos. See website for names of plays and NOVEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 25, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 27


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 Through 12/12:‘Pride and Prejudice’ Jane Austen’s classic tale brought to the stage by the Ross Valley Players. Directed by Phoebe Moyer. 8pm Fri.-Sat; 7:30pm Thurs; 2pm Sun. $15-25. Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com

Comedy 11/24: Marvin Deloatch Jr . Winner of the 2001 Sacramento Gold Rush Comedy Competition! 8pm. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 11/26: Jay Alexander Magic and comedy. 8-10pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Art 11/18-01/07: AWD Small Works Show Art Works Downtown presents its annual show which features more than 85 affordable pieces. Reception 5-8pm Dec. 10. 10am-5pm. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org 11/19: Introduction to Mandala Drawing With Lillian Sizemore. 1-3pm. $24-30. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331.

11/20-21: Heath Ceramics Open Studio and Sale 10am-6pm Sat. and 10am-5pm Sun. Free. Heath Ceramic Studio, 400 Gate Five Road, Sausalito. 332-3732. www.heathceramics.com

11/20-21: Holiday Open Studio and Sale Eileen Ormiston; watercolor paintings, t-shirts, tote bags, cards, gift items. Refreshments offered. 11am-6pm. Free. Eileen Ormiston Studio, 38 Dutch Valley Lane, San Anselmo. 457-9295. www.eileenormiston.com 11/21-12/10:‘Small Treasures’ Member small works show with works priced under $200. 11am4pm. Free. MSA Gallery, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454 -9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org

11/21: Felting Workshop: Small Accessories Learn quick felting techniques to create felted flowers, small purses, or pouches. Participants will also

use Sushi Roll Felting to make jewelry. Please bring scissors, small towels and something for a potluck lunch. 10:30am-4pm. $40-50, plus $10 material fee. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. 11/26-28: Point Reyes Open Studios 15th annual open studios event happening over Thanksgiving weekend. 11am-5pm. Free. Various locations throughout, Pt. Reyes. 663-9646. www. pointreyesart.com

Through 01/06:‘Drawing from Line to Shadow’ The Marin Arts Council presents this exhibition of art works displaying the expressive nature, importance and impact 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 01/07:‘A Show of Hands’ Handwoven tapestries by Baulines craft guild master member Alex Friedman. 8am-7pm. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000 .

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 11/27:‘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

Through 11/29: November Art Exhibits Harry Cohen, paintings. In the Valley Room. Jenny Hunter Groat, paintings. In the West Room. 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

Through 01/07: Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition Alex Friedman, contemporary hand-

Through 11/30:‘Irrepressible... Irreplaceable’ Exhibition of recent paintings and portraits

woven tapestries. 8am-7pm. Free. Van Dyke Atium, Marin Cancer Center, 1350 S Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 310-2460. www.alexfriedmantapestry.com Through 01/18:‘Rock Of Our Ages’ Work of three Jewish rock photographers, co-sponsored by Marin Rocks of the Marin History Museum Center. 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

by Woodacre artist Harry Cohen. 10am-5pm. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 461-3718.

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 04/30:‘Treasures from the Vault’ Exhibition celebrating the Museum’s 75 years of collecting and caring for artifacts from the local community. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www. marinhistory.org

Through 11/21:‘Legends of the Bay Area: William T.Wiley, Cornelia Schulz, and Richard Shaw’ Annual exhibition featuring artists

include a five painting Abbott’s Lagoon Suite and a large scale Hicks Valley piece. Free. Toby’s, 11250 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 663-1223. www.tobysfeedbarn.com Through 12/07:‘Somewhat Damaged’ Kevin Soriano, new works. 10am-5pm. Free. Underground Gallery at Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org Through 12/23:‘Fall Fashionings’ Group show featuring Marin county painters depicting large works influenced by the Fall season. Noon-4pm. Free. Mona Lease Gallery, 39 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae. 461-3718. www.monaleasegallery.com Through 12/24: Pastel Landscapes Tim Brody, Northern California landscapes exhibition. Opening reception 3-5pm Nov. 7. Free. Two Bird Cafe, 625 San Gerinimo Dr., San Geronimo. www. twobirdcafe.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

Talks/Lectures

New Works One of the many great things about the Marin Theatre Company, is its dedication to bringing new and emerging playwrights center stage—allowing local theater lovers to experience new works developing before their eyes. Along with witnessing the reading of brand-new plays, audiences enjoy a question-andanswer session with the playwright, director and actors. This weekend, playwright-in-residence Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig brings her play, LIDLESS, the story of a former Guantanamo prison guard who experienced a loss of memory and is unable to recount her actions while on duty years prior. Inevitably, her past comes back to confront her in what is described as a story about embracing one’s true nature and rehumanizing the world. The play reading is one day only: Sunday, Nov. 21, at 5pm. Free. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415/388-5208.—Dani Burlison

Through 11/30:‘Paintings of the Marin Landscape’ Thomas Wood, paintings. new works

Joanne Cullimore, watercolors. Free. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 482-2453 . www.dominican.edu

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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

11/20: Dr. David Kessler The writer, academic and former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration discusses his book, “The End of Overeating.” 7-9pm. Free. Presbyterian Community Church, 11445 State Route 1, Point Reyes. 663-1542. www.ptreyesbooks.com 11/20: An Evening with Rev.Tetsuo Unno The popular lecturer and Buddhist scholar will share his thoughts on “Explaining Buddhism and Shin Buddhism in the Simplest Way.” 7pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www. buddhisttempleofmarin.org

11/20: Gray Panthers of Marin Meeting

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s play won this year’s Emerging American Playwright prize from Marin Theatre Company.

Rosalind Peterson discusses “How Do You Like Your Weather/Skies: Natural or Man Made?” 12:303:30pm. Free. Activities Room, The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 453-1550.

11/24: Emotional Brain Training Introduction Learn about effective tools for quickly moving yourself from stress to well-being. Pre-registration is required. 6:30-8pm. Free. 905 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield. 339-8662.

Readings 11/19: Adair Lara Lara discusses “Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions & Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay” for when you’re ready to share your story with the world. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/19: The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro presents “Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia.” Noon. Free. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 835-1020. 11/20: Ann Louise Gittleman “Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution.” 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/20: Anne Germanacos “In the Time of the Girls.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/20: Gary Kamiya and David Talbot Kamiya presents “Shadow Knights.” Talbot discusses “Devil Dog.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/20: Judith Redwing Keyssar Cosponsored by Hospice by the Bay. “Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying.” 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/21: California Writers Club Marin Branch With Becky Levine, author of “The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Give and Receive Feedback, Self-Edit, and Make Revisions.” 2pm. $5-10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.calwriters.org 11/21: Leonard Pitt “Paris: A Journey Through Time.” 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 11/23: Michael Krasny “Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com Ken McAdams and Marian Bingham McAdams and Bingham talk about “Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 11/21:‘Breath Made Visible’ with Anna Halprin Halprin will present and discuss this special screening of a fascinating documentary celebrating her life and work. 4:15pm. $10.25 Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. www. cafilm.org

Community Events (Misc.) 11/19-20: Bel Marin Keys Holiday Sale Artists, manufacturers and importers open their doors to the public offering deep discounts and wholesale pricing. Products: home decor, garden art,eco gifts,tshirts,wine,bedding,glass, jewelry, more. 10am-5pm. Free. Bel Marin Keys Warehouse, 65 N. Hamilton Dr., Novato. 883-3072. www.belmarinkeysale.com 11/19-20: Holiday Craft Fair “Spirit of the Season” sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. I.D.E.S.I Novato, 901 Sweetster Ave., Novato. www.idesiofnovato.org

11/19-20: Tamalpais Valley Arts and Crafts Fair Juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts created by Bay Area artisans. Food, live music and Kids activities. 5-9pm Nov. 19; 10am4pm Nov. 20. Free admission. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

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11/21: Westminster Alternative Christmas Faire Alternative Christmas fair with nonprofit booths, food, live music and family activities. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 380-8575. www.wpctiburon.org

11/23: Marin Orchid Society Photography Lecture Photographer David Judd will discuss techniques with the emphasis on botanical work. 6:30-9pm. Free admission. Falkirk Mansion, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 457-0836. www.marinorchidsociety.com

11/26: 31st Annual San Rafael Winter Wonderland and Parade of Lights Fri., Nov. 26: Snow Sledding from Noon-8pm. Marketplace 3-8pm. Parade at 5:30pm. Sat., Nov. 27, snow and kids activities from 9am-noon. Noon-8pm. Free. Fourth St., Downtown, San Rafael. www.cityofsanrafael.org Through 12/31: Big Turkey Help fill up the giant turkey by donating canned food, non- perishable items and toiletries to be distributed by the Marin Food Bank. 9am-9pm. Free. Town Center Corte Madera, Corte Madera. 924-2961. www.shoptowncenter.com

Through 12/31: Louise A. Boyd Exhibition Learn the history of a local historical gold heiress/ arctic adventurer who was described by press as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 ClerkRecorder 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 corpo-

ration. 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.,

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›› STARSTREAM by Lynda Ray

Week of November 18-November 24, 2010

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) If you can make it through the weekend with the Sun in vengeful Scorpio and the Moon in possessive Taurus, you’re home free. By Monday, the planetary energy becomes complementary to your sign and life is upbeat through Thanksgiving. The Moon in the domestically accomplished sign of Cancer makes Wednesday the perfect day to do advance prep on your Thanksgiving feast. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) A lusty Full Moon in your sign gives you extra appeal this weekend. If attached, your sweetie is bound to respond warmly. If you’re looking, you can up your odds by scheduling lots of activities for Saturday. As for Thanksgiving, if a pal is planning a big spread, provide recipe suggestions—when it comes to comfort food that provides leftovers to keep everyone happy for a few days, nobody does it better... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Chatty Mercury and argumentative Mars join forces in your relationship house this weekend. It won’t be easy to have a mellow conversation, although it could be a stimulating debate. On Sunday, you start feeling a bit more interested in home cooking. Unfortunately, this detour into domesticity does not last through Thanksgiving. Perhaps you can get your contribution ready ahead of time and freeze it. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) On Saturday, you are hyperaware of everything you have to do, but languid in your approach to getting started. Blame it on the Full Moon in the relaxed (and procrastinating) sign of Taurus. On Monday, the fiery Sun leaves your house of romance to take over your house of work and working out. Meanwhile, one of your favorite holidays is approaching—food, family and football merge to create a level of bliss only a nurturing Cancer can truly appreciate. LEO (July 22 - August 22) While you might drag through the weekend, by Monday, you are ready to roar. When your ruler (the dynamic Sun) moves into the free-spirited sign of Sagittarius, your world lights up. This always happens in time for Thanksgiving, the one holiday you count on for providing a good time. You are creatively inspired all week. After a month of being introverted and reclusive, you now shine brightly. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Broadening your horizons continues to be your prime motivation this week. Over the weekend, you absolutely crave an adventure in travel, learning or both. If you have the opportunity to see the world, go ahead. But, for those of you who have a different reality, you can look forward to next week’s main event: Thanksgiving. Clever Mercury and brave Mars in your cooking house can inspire you to try something completely new this year. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Learning to live with less seems to be a theme these days. For your sign, however, it is actually becoming a skill. Saturn is teaching Libra the value of stripping away the superfluous while keeping the bare bones structure solid. Instead of feeling limited, you are proud of your recently streamlined existence. And, for those who have actually lost weight in the process, you can now have guilt-free seconds at Thanksgiving dinner. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The final weekend of your zodiac celebration comes complete with a luscious Full Moon in your relationship house. On Monday, the spotlighting Sun leaves your sign. You can now enjoy your privacy without worrying about someone throwing you an unwanted surprise party. (Not that anyone can actually catch YOU unawares...) Meantime, smart Mercury and driven Mars are on your case to get rich. Let me know how that works out, OK? SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) The weekend Full Moon lights up your house of organization. You may be tempted to tidy up, but restless Mercury and daredevil Mars are in your sign, meaning whatever you do, you want it to be interesting and exciting. When the playful Sun joins this lively group on Monday, let the party begin. Although Thanksgiving competes for attention next week, you continue to dazzle with your fiery highenergy appeal. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Even when you try to stay calm and focused, you have a nagging sensation that something is about to go wrong—it is mostly your imagination. If you replace visualizing misfortune with expecting good luck, you are taking control of your own destiny. After all, fateful Pluto is in your sign for the next decade. You can cram a lot of blissful destiny into 10 years... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) A Full Moon in earthy Taurus while the Sun is in watery Scorpio makes you feel as though your feet are stuck in the mud. Relief is at hand Monday. An emphasis on your house of group activities brings friends around, and helps in making your Thanksgiving plans. Those of you who leave the cooking to others can figure out the mechanics—who sits where, what sort of utensils are needed and how to tune in the game for the football fans. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) It is the final weekend of having the playful Sun in your house of adventure and exploration, making it difficult to stay local. Go ahead. Take a minitrip to somewhere completely new to you. As long as you feel you are experiencing some sort of journey—physical, mental or philosophical—you are bound to have a lovely time. As for Thanksgiving, you are meant to be the life of the dinner party. Whatever your entertainment talent, prepare to share. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 34 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 19 – NOVEMBER 25, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 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 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125438 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DESIGNS BY RITA, 1052 D LOS GAMOS RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MARGARET ERTMAN, 1052 D LOS GAMOS RD., 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 November 15, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125184 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PFA MFG., 818 BAYSIDE CT., NOVATO, CA 94947: PAUL B FRANK, 744 SO. 13TH ST., RICHMOND, CA 94804; GEOFF FRANK, 818 BAYSIDE CT., NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on October 13, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010125398 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAGE REALTY ASSOCIATES, 523 FOURTH ST. #200, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: REALTY BROKERAGE SOLUTIONS, 523 FOURTH ST. #200, 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 November 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on November 9, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125338 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HIMALAYAN WINDOW CLEANING AND HANDY SERVICES, 270 MESA VERDE WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CHIMI GOMBO, 270 MESA VERDE WAY, 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 October 29, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125443 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as I CAR SEARCH, 1163 FRANCISCO BLVD. EAST, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PREDRAG D KRPAN, 22 SKYLARK DR. #319, 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 November 16, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125255 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BAY ST. EUROPEAN, 11 BAY ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NATHAN C WALTON, 5 FLINT CT., NOVATO, CA 94949. 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: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010)

997 All Other Legals 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,

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 34 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 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) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1005920. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner IVA TRINKA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: IVA TRINKA TO SHAKTI PADMINI. 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 22, 2010, 8:30 AM, Dept. J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center

Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: November 9, 2010 /s/ Vera A. Adams, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1005949. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JENNIFER THUY NGA YORK CARR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JENNIFER THUY NGA YORK CARR to THUY NGA YORK CARR. 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 29, 2010, 8:30 AM, Dept. J, Room J, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: November 10, 2010 /s/ Verna A. Adams, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2010)

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Guys pay a lot of attention to my drop-dead gorgeous friend when we go out. So, what can you do if you’re her not-as-pretty sidekick? I can honestly say I’m cute, especially when I’m all dressed up. I’m told I have a great personality, but I know I lack a certain confidence many women have, and maybe that’s making things harder when we’re in bars and clubs.—Pretty Unsure Of Myself

A:

In a 37-country study on mate preferences by evolutionary psychologist David Buss, kindness was the most desired trait in a partner for both women and men, but no man runs his car off the road turning to look at a woman because she volunteers at a children’s hospital. Likewise, a bar or nightclub is no place to be trying to win an inner-beauty contest. “Beautiful on the inside” isn’t what gets guys sending free drinks across the room. Even if a guy comes over, that great personality of yours probably can’t help but crawl under a barstool when the guy’s talking to you but his eyeballs are on a walking tour of your modelicious friend. If a guy does pay attention to you—a bright spot!—there’s a good chance he’ll eventually mention his wife and kids. That’s when you realize he’s yet another married wingman, which makes you, yet again, the girl the guy has to get out of the way to get to the girl. Your friend is probably one of those women for whom being beautiful involves rolling out of bed and existing. For the rest of us, being a thing of beauty isn’t so much a joy forever as a job forever. We can either accept the effort involved to look our best or accept the opportunity costs of going ungroomed. We could also take a lesson from French women, who don’t let not being classically pretty get in the way of feeling beautiful. The French have this concept, jolie laide, which roughly translates to “ugly-pretty.” It describes women who aren’t conventionally beautiful but manage to be alluring nonetheless; for example, a woman with a big hook nose who, instead of trying to draw attention away from it, wears bright lipstick, pulls her hair back and walks proud. Big honking beak and all, somehow, the sum total of her look is beauty, and a good bit of it comes from within. Unfortunately, embracing ugly-pretty will take you only so far. The truth is, beauty is often relative. Take America Ferrera, who played Ugly Betty on TV. She’s actually only Hollywood-ugly, which means she looks, well, mortal when standing next to Angelina Jolie. In Greeley, Colorado, she’s stunningly beautiful. Accordingly, you’re a cute girl when you go out boy-hunting with other merely cute girls. Sure, you “should” be able to go out with any friend you have, but in the cold light of how things work in the real world, if you’re a 6, you’ll probably do much better if you’re flanked by a couple of 4s. This doesn’t mean that you dump your friend because she’s too pretty. Work on boosting your confidence, and until you do, try to do things together that won’t have you competing with her for male attention—say, dinner and movie...at your place... after you tent it for termites, board up the windows and pull down all the blinds.

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My boyfriend of three months is independent and capable in his career, but is becoming increasingly clingy. He says he loves me at least once every 20 minutes and wants to snuggle constantly and have these endless phone conversations. Some things we can talk out. I explained that I’m not a big phone person, and he was fine with it, but the general clinginess remains. Will he get better as he feels more secure in our relationship?—Chafing

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Love is a beautiful thing—when expressed sparingly. In your case, well, you’ll always remember that time he turned to you and said those rare and magical words, “You know, I think your left front tire needs more air.” Somebody who chirps, “I love you” every 20 minutes most likely isn’t expressing love but something emotionally lacking within them. (“I love you! I love you!” is a better sales tool than “Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!”) Chances are, it isn’t the relationship the guy needs to get more comfortable in, but his own skin. If so, no amount of reassurance from you is going to cure him, although you might get him to loosen his grip by warning him that he’s about to “love” you right out of his life. (Ideally, if two people are inseparable, it isn’t because the firemen had a burning house to tend to before they could get over to pry them apart with the Jaws of Life.) ✹ © 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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