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Hot Tuna Blues Founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been together since childhood. Now they’ve paired with blues icon Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica and guitar) and two-time Grammywinner Jim Lauderdale (guitar) to bring you a night full of crisp sounds from both the electric guitar and acoustic spheres. With careers spanning decades, these four veterans have played with just about everybody, from Jefferson Airplane to Bonnie Raitt to Elvis Costello. Join them for a night as they continue their journey, making music, having fun and entertaining friends.

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Pet peeved We at the Sun love the Marin Humane Society—our current favorite MHS pooch in need of a home is Princess, a 13-year-old Shepherd mix found in Novato. A great choice, says MHS, for homes with kids 10 and older.

I must register strong objections to Julie Vader’s assertion in her cover article about Marin’s show dogs [“Doggone With the Show,” Feb. 11] that breeding show dogs does not contribute to the dog overpopulation problem. Having a market for purebred dogs only encourages people of all stripes to breed dogs because they think they can make money on the puppies. Promoting purebred dogs leads to the cruelties inherent in puppy mills and encourages people to think only of purebreds when they are considering getting a dog—when in fact mutts are healthier, cheaper, and less prone to breed-specific behaviors that can be uncomfortable to live with. I am a volunteer dog walker at the Marin Humane Society, so I see purebreds as well as mutts come through our shelter. There is no reason for people to be breeding dogs these days when companionship can be had for just $150 a dog here in Marin. Your article would have been more balanced if you had sought comments from the humane society about breeding dogs. Kecia Talbot, San Rafael

Jason Walsh’s story on James Hetfield’s parentless teen years [“And the Abandoned Played On,” Feb. 25], tragic as it is, implies that Christian Science is at least to some extent to blame for Hetfield’s problems. Hetfield’s father abandoned his family, not because he was a Christian Scientist, but because, as the article states, “he was... unable, or unwilling, to cope with the pressures and responsibilities of being married and raising kids.” The two should not be conflated. As for his mother’s untimely and unfortunate death, claiming that she died because she decided to rely on prayer in lieu of conventional medical treatment (the thought being that this is the equivalent of doing nothing at all) is akin to assuming that someone who died of the very same ailment in a hospital did so because of their decision to be treated by a doctor. As a side note, neither the tenets of Christian Science nor the Church itself prohibits anyone from seeking medical attention. While the track record of those relying on Christian Science for physical healing is not perfect, it is very good—including many verified healings of medically diagnosed cancer. And while not all Christian Science parents are perfect, my own experience would seem to indicate that the vast majority of them are doing a pretty good job. Steve Price, San Rafael

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Steve. We always appreciate readers engaging us with their concerns. Allow me to respond to a few of your points. First, we never claimed that Cynthia Hetfield died because of her


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Your soapbox is waiting at ›› religion. What we wrote was that “she was diagnosed with cancer and, under the tenets of Christian Science, relied on prayer alone to cure her of disease. She died in 1979, and James went to live with his older half brother.” Those are simply two chronological statements of fact; any causality inferred would have to come from the reader. Additionally, your comparison between prayer’s inability to cure cancer with science’s inability to cure cancer is a post-hoc fallacy of innumeracy. That’s a highfalutin way of saying statistics don’t support the comparison. Recent double-blind studies by the Mayo Clinic, Duke University and the American Heart Journal all found that praying for someone had zero effect on disease recovery. Whereas it’s well documented that such medical interventions as chemo and radiation therapies have had a promising rate of success in treating cancers—albeit mostly in their early stages. That being said, studies have also shown that psychological outlooks have an effect on a person’s physical well-being, and hence a positive morale—whether through personal prayer, or simply a can-do positive attitude—does have proven medical benefits.

Bone to pick People who truly care about all dogs— not just the ones who can win them ribbons in dog shows—do not worsen our country’s dog overpopulation crisis by bringing more puppies into existence [“Doggone With the Show!” Feb. 11]. Animal shelters across the country are overflowing with dogs who would make wonderful companions—including many purebreds—but hundreds of thousands of dogs must be euthanized every year because there aren’t enough loving homes available to adopt them all. Breeders and shows that promote purebred dogs share the blame for this tragedy because every time someone purchases a dog, a dog in a shelter loses his or her chance at a home. What’s more, inbreeding and breeding dogs for distorted physical features cause about one in four purebred dogs to suffer from serious congenital disorders such as crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems and epilepsy. Some breeds, such as bulldogs and pugs, can

even have trouble breathing normally, due to being bred for unnaturally shortened airways. I encourage people who have dogs’ best interests at heart to boycott dog shows, to always adopt their canine companions from shelters or rescue groups, and to have their animals spayed or neutered. To learn more, visit Lindsay Pollard-Post, PETA Foundation

The D.A. after tomorrow I’m writing in response to Jerome Ghigliotti Jr.’s letter “asking” why District Attorney Berberian is prosecuting Frank Souza [“The Shabby D.A.,” Feb. 25]. Ghigliotti’s proposal that the D.A. should wait until there’s a “chance” Souza will get out to prosecute him is absurd. First, how does Ghigliotti know Souza won’t have a conviction reversed on appeal, aside from the potential for early parole? Murder may have no statute of limitations, but witnesses die and memories become fuzzy. And the victims’ families don’t need to call up these memories 15 years into the future. Prosecuting decades-old murders is hardly easy or desirable. If Souza is convicted in Marin, then appeals and parole are no longer a concern. And since when does the D.A.’s office not prosecute a murderer because it costs too much? Isn’t that their job? Oh, and one other point: Ever hear of the right to a speedy trial? (It’s in the Constitution.) Should the D.A. explain that he chose not to prosecute sooner because it was “too expensive”? Claudia Miles,San Rafael

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Regarding Representative Jackie Speier’s compelling revelation that she endured a partial-birth abortion: Right on, Jackie. You are brave! Kimberly Clark, Greenbrae

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uestion: What’s the ninth largest utility in California? Answer: Marin Clean Energy When the Marin Energy Authority (MEA) announced it was hiring its interim director to fill the permanent slot for executive officer, the critics hit the fan. The MEA board, which is the joint powers agency governing body for Marin Clean Energy (MCE), unanimously agreed to hire Dawn Weisz, who has guided the nascent public-power agency through a birthing process for the last eight years. She will earn $198,000 a year. She also receives a $22,000 signing bonus and a possible $49,500 performance-based pay hike as MCE expands its customer base to an estimated 70,000 residents when it rolls into its second phase of startup later this year. Currently the agency serves about 9,000 customers. MEA took a public relations hit when it appointed Weisz, bypassing a planned executive search. The fast-track hire triggered criticism from habitual MCE opponents who have a kind of faith-based belief that a public agency has no business being in the energy business. But rumblings from other quarters surfaced when some of the county’s supervisors expressed discomfort about the truncated hiring process. Supervisor Charles McGlashan wasn’t among those. He has championed the creation of MCE ever since

the Legislature cleared the way for communities to form local-power agencies that can buy electricity from any source. Critics of Weisz’s salary say the position oversees only a few employees. But McGlashan notes that in addition to those employees in the MCE office, Weisz also oversees a host of consultants who fulfill critical roles at the power agency. She manages “well over a dozen different firms and about 20 or more employees [in those firms]. It’s a much bigger organization than meets the eye.” And to critics who say that using consultants should decrease the amount of time an executive officer needs to spend on administration, McGlashan notes that it often takes more time and expertise dealing with consultants in a variety of firms than if the same tasks were performed in-house, but it saves on the bottom line. “We’ve managed costs well by outsourcing anything and everything we can—and Dawn was instrumental in making the most of those managerial decisions to keep Marin Clean Energy virtually small.” The MEA board voted unanimously to hire Weisz and pull the plug on a headhunter search outside MCE. Shawn Marshall, who serves on the Mill Valley City Council and the MEA board, explains that last fall the energy authority hired a search firm “with deep experience in the energy utility field” that also had experience in “high-level 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Schaefer estate still must pay restitution A legal technicality that spares Edward Schaefer his 10th and final drunken-driving conviction will not free the dead motorcyclist from an obligation to pay nearly $1.4 million in restitution to the family of a 9-year-old Novato girl he killed. On Monday, Judge Terrence Boren ruled that Schaefer’s stabbing death on a San Quentin prison yard cleared him of his vehicular murder conviction but failed to clear his estate of the need to compensate Melody Osheroff’s family for lost wages and funeral and medical expenses. The San Ramon Elementary School fourth-grader and her father were crossing a Novato street holding hands when Schaefer ran into them with his motorcycle in 2009. Melody died from her injuries, and Aaron Osheroff lost his leg. Boren sentenced Schaefer to 24 years to life in prison, and he had just begun serving his term in July, when another inmate allegedly stabbed him to death on a prison exercise yard. Already serving a life sentence for murder, Frank Souza faces the death penalty on charges he murdered the 44-year-old habitual drunken driver with a knife fashioned from a metal bed frame. In a written ruling, Boren describes evidence of Schaefer’s responsibility for Melody’s death and her father’s maiming as“overwhelming.”The only question, the judge writes in his five-page decision, is whether Schaefer’s“background and conduct warranted a finding of implied malice, not whether he was ultimately responsible for the injuries and loss.” It is unclear whether Schaefer, who qualified for a public defender, left anything of value that can be used to pay restitution to the Osheroffs. Schaefer’s mother, Sheri Dunne, has opened a probate case for her son’s estate in Marin County Superior Court. Prosecutor Geoff Iida, who argued for maintaining the restitution order, noted that Dunne has made efforts to recover Schaefer’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle from the Novato police department.The bike could be used for paying part of the restitution, Iida said. In a separate matter, the Osheroffs continue to press a lawsuit against the city of Novato, Dunne and her Marin Beauty Company, where Schaefer worked.The legal principle of abatement is premised on the idea that a convict who dies with an appeal pending should not stand convicted without resolving the merits of the appeal.—Ronnie Cohen Group sues Marin to‘save the plastic bag’ A pro-plastic-bags group has filed suit against the county of Marin in an effort to blow a hole through the county’s proposed ban on grocery checkout plastics. The Save the Plastic Bag Coalition charges that the Marin County Board of Supervisors was in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act when it approved the ban earlier this year without conducting an environmental impact report to study its effects. The Supes’ban is set to go into effect in 2012 and would cover grocery store plastic bags in the unincorporated parts of the county and levy a 5-cent charge on paper bags. Supported by plastic-bag manufacturers, SPBC claims that such a ban would merely promote the use of paper bags, which, the group contends, are as harmful to the environment as plastic bags—paper bags use wood resources, need energy to manufacture and do not degrade easily in landfills. Conducting an environmental review to meet CEQA guidelines can cost in the neighborhood of $50,000 to $250,000. Bag-ban proponents in Marin, however, argue that the ordinance is aimed at reducing all single-use bags, not favoring paper over plastic. And by banning plastic and putting a fee on paper, the result is a clear environmental benefit because it would reduce the total use of all single-use bags, paper and plastic.That clear benefit, they say, means a Marin ordinance would qualify for an exemption of the state environmental review rules. The Save the Plastic Bag Coalition is an“industry friendly”group dedicated to refuting the


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1. On what month, day and year last century did an earthquake with magnitude 7.9 strike the city of San Francisco? 2. Which animals produce pearls? 3. True or false: White wine comes from white grapes, red wine from red grapes. 4. What is 13 inches tall, weighs 9 pounds, costs about $500 to make but is priceless to its owners? 5. Pictured, below: Who are these four U.S. presidents, and what do they have in common? (hint: names) 6. To transport clean, drinkable water over long distances, the ancient Romans built very long channels known as what? 7. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good” was espoused by what character, played by what actor, in what 1987 film? 8. What tennis player reached the Wimbledon singles finals nine consecutive years from 1982 through 1990? 9. What two well-known squares in Manhattan are named after news1 papers? 10. In how many different ways could you combine $1, $5 and $10 bills to add up to $17? BONUS QUESTION: The easternmost counties of England have rhyming names but opposite geographical meanings. What are they?

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. Contact Howard at howard1@

▲ Brent Pullan, a Novato resident, is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, a city that suffered extensive damage from the recent 6.3 earthquake. Though Pullan’s family is safe, he’s raising money for the New Zealand Red Cross to help those who weren’t as fortunate. More than 160 people perished in the quake, thousands more were displaced from their homes and buildings are in ruin. Many areas of the city are without water, electricity and phone service. To donate, please visit Pullan’s company website at Brent Pullan, your generous efforts make you our Hero of the Week. We know New Zealand has your heart right now, but we’re glad you call Marin your home.

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▼ Three careless drivers recently flew through a school crosswalk, almost hitting a little girl and her dog. The child, about 7 years old, was on Butterfield Road in San Anselmo, near Brookside Elementary School. Anni L. stopped her car to allow the girl to cross; unfortunately, three cars coming from the opposite direction didn’t. The first two cars sped through the crosswalk. Anni let out a yell when the third vehicle, an SUV, zoomed by. The SUV driver shouted out her open window, “I didn’t see her, so shut the f*** up!” According to Anni, the incident took place Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 12:30pm. She hopes the drivers are ashamed to be named Zeroes of the Week. We hope that if they do it again, San Anselmo’s finest will be there with their ticket books open. —Nikki Silverstein


Marinites couldn’t detheir show that not only did the band sing fine pornography 35 years dirty songs but their live sets also featured ago this week—but they topless dancers. When word got out that knew it when they heard it. Broadway in Fairfax had quite a lot in In a year that saw the common with Broadway in San Francisco, years ago X-rated musical Alice in several concerned residents contacted the Wonderland gross $90 mil- town manager to find out if Fairfax was lion worldwide and Time equipped to deal with the inmagazine officially declare flux of drunks, dealers, hookAmericans in an Age of ers, thieves and wise guys that Porn, the county was facing inevitably arrive after a town its own ethical dilemma this goes Vegas. week in 1976 over whether With indignant town to ban a certain type of enofficials and community tertainment deemed mormembers breathing down his ally offensive by the larger throat, Barbarita decided to community—“humorous” drop Country Porn’s future novelty bands. gigs from the schedule. “I’d One band in particular been thinking about cancelcalled Country Porn had ing them anyway,” Barbarita latched onto a sure-fire gimtold the Sun. “They’re a commick—blending the age-old edy act that uses publicity traditions of earthy mounto build a mystique around tain music with the age-old themselves and, frankly, the tradition of earthy scatologiact is getting old.” But while cal jokes. It was essentially calling the band’s manager the Bakersfield Sound, if all to give him the bad news of Buck Owens’ songs were about the canceled shows, about his penis. the club owner let it slip that Country Porn rehearsing, 1976. Country Porn was foundhe was getting hassled about ed in late 1975 by Marin muthe booking by the town— sician Chinga Chavin—a Texas native whose and suddenly Country Porn had its next fondness for the Blue Yodel was surpassed big publicity angle: censorship. Soon, the only by his fondness for blue humor. Songs “banned in Boston” cliche had become such as “Head Boogie,” “Sit, Sit, Sit (Sit on “banned in Fairfax” and the legend of My Face)” and “Love That Burns” (an ode Country Porn was born. Write-ups in to the clap) were some of the more print- Playboy, Hustler and a record-distribution able titles in Country Porn’s repertoire. After deal from Penthouse soon followed. mixed reviews in the local press (the Pacific Fame, albeit brief, had finally come to the Sun’s concert reviewer left after the band’s man who wrote “C- Stains on My Pillow first set) it seemed Country Porn would (Where Your Sweet Head Used to Be).” go the way of similar one-joke acts like the After a pair of albums, a hit version of the Bonzo Dog Band and Napoleon XIV— Chavin-penned “Asshole from El Paso” by they’d sing “Dry Humping in the Back of Kinky Friedman and an emerging cult fola ’55 Chevy” once or twice and we’d never lowing, Country Porn called it a dirty day hear from them again. But all that changed in the early ’80s. after Country Porn proved just a tad too risThese days Chinga Chavin (real name que for the delicate sensibilities of one small Nick Chavin, age 58) runs an advertising Marin town—Fairfax. agency in the Big Apple—but he rememIt all started at a little nightclub in the bers the Pacific Sun fondly. Or, rather the downtown called River City, where copublicity it gave him and his band. owner Ron Barbarita (Phil Lesh was also a “I love any kind of ink I can get,” he partner) had worked diligently to establish says, while plugging Country Porn’s 2006 his venue as the place to go for quality reunion album Live and Politically Erect. entertainment in Marin. “Everything had “But I thought [getting banned] was a been going well for Ron,” wrote Pacific Sun First Amendment thing. We saw it as unreporter Hut Landon in his story “Porn, constitutional. We took it quite seriously.” Keep Out!,” until a couple of weeks ago Still, adds Chavin, “we fanned it for as “when a publicity minded rock band demuch as we could.” < cided to make his life miserable.” Email Jason at Barbarita’s fortunes turned from beau d’musique to les miserables after bookBlast into Marin’s past with more ing Country Porn, only to discover during Behind the Sun at ››




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government searches.â&#x20AC;? The tab for the search was supposed to be about $50,000. As a backdrop to the salary deliberations, MEA decided to become the ďŹ rst joint powers agency in the county to â&#x20AC;&#x153;respond to the public outcry around pension reform,â&#x20AC;? according to Marshall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made a conscious decision to move from a deďŹ ned-beneďŹ t package to a deďŹ ned- contributionâ&#x20AC;? plan. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the issue that has ignited debate across the country. A deďŹ ned-beneďŹ t plan guarantees a retirement amount based on a ďŹ xed formula, generally using an employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary and the number of years in the plan. A deďŹ ned-contribution plan pays out based on the amount of money contributed into the plan and the return on its investment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a guaranteed amount. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a private-sector model, like a 401(k) retirement account. The key is that a deďŹ nedcontribution plan releases an agency from the responsibility of paying out future pension beneďŹ ts that could bust its budget, the predicament many public agencies across the country now face. Weisz, a former principal planner with the county, was earning $120,000 a year as interim director. Considering that MEA wanted a deďŹ ned-contribution pension plan, board members asked the search ďŹ rm to tally comparable salaries at comparable agencies â&#x20AC;&#x153;to get an idea of what kind of salaries we were looking at,â&#x20AC;? says Marshall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made a conscious decision to follow the market in terms of salary.â&#x20AC;? Marshall says the search ďŹ rm

Lay off the seals, say marine mammal experts We never thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d need to say this, butâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;stop fondling the baby seals! The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is once again reminding Marin beachcombers that if they think that lonely harbor seal pup is an orphanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably barking up the wrong Phoca vitulina. According to the marine-mammal experts at the Gulf of the Farallones, harbor seal mothers normally leave their pups unattended on beaches while feeding at sea.They will later rejoin and nurse them. So if you see a perplexed pinniped flipping about on the beach by itselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play harbor hero by trying to move it.The presence of humans or dogs near a seal pup could prevent a mother seal from reuniting with her young one.â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rule of thumb is, if a seal reacts to your presenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too close,â&#x20AC;?said Jan Roletto, a Gulf of the Farallones marine biologist.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avoid eye contact and back away slowly until they no longer notice you.â&#x20AC;? Still, if you suspect it may be injured or orphaned, report it to a park ranger or call the Marine Mammal Center at 415/289-SEAL.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;JW Muir Beach sniffing for dog-ban alternatives Muir Beach dog lovers are barking mad over the Golden Gate National Recreation Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposedâ&#x20AC;&#x153;dog management planâ&#x20AC;?that would prohibit Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Friend from several GGNRA beaches. Vowing not to lay down and roll over in the face of the plan, a group calling itself Keep Muir Beach Dog Friendly is launching an information campaign in the hopes of teaching the old GGNRA a few new tricks about corralling pooches, without resorting to an all-out pooch prohibition.The group is seeking community input about alternative proposals at In January, the National Park Service released its draft plan for handling dogs at GGNRA beaches and suggested restricting dogs entirely, except for on-leash in the parking lot.The NPS then opened a 90-day public comment period, which ends April 14. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope everyone who enjoys Muir Beach will take the time to comment on the proposed plan and, hopefully, change the direction of the plan,â&#x20AC;?Muir Beach resident Joanie Wynn says of the info-gathering effort.â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that with proper enforcement of existing laws, public education and better signage at Muir Beach, dog lovers and non-dog lovers can coexist on one of Marin Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful beaches.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;JW

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and the revenues of the business. They will be $100 million at that point.â&#x20AC;? Because MCE and Weisz are forging a new business model in the California energy industry, simple comparisons with other utilities is even more incorrect than comparing apples to orangesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;similar to comparing an existing apple tree to a process by which an orange tree hybrid is created, planted, grown and then harvested. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about managing a community choice aggregator,â&#x20AC;? says Marshall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really about creating a new market. Folks donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done at the CPUC; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done at the Legislature. Those are all functions of [the executive ofďŹ cerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role] that make the comparison with other utilities inaccurate because you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have those other utility directors in the same ďŹ ght for viability that we are in.â&#x20AC;? A glimpse of that ďŹ ght came with the report submitted to the CPUC that PG&E spent about $4 million to oppose Marin Clean Energy. That was in addition to the $5.5 million the utility spent to oppose public-power plans in San Francisco and the San Joaquin Valley. And that was in addition to the $46 million PG&E spent to push its unsuccessful Proposition 16, which would have required a two-thirds vote before a city or county could form a public-power agency. It also would have required a two-thirds vote to expand an existing public-power agency into new territory. Marshall says she â&#x20AC;&#x153;found it disappointingâ&#x20AC;? that the salary of the new executive ofďŹ cer and the manner in which the board approved it would face the criticism it received. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is the point for the purpose of public relations in spending an additional $50,000 on an exercise that would have led us right back to Dawn anyway?â&#x20AC;? The ruckus over the executive ofďŹ cerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary overshadowed MCE milestones, which keep adding up for the nascent publicpower agency. The energy mix for 2011 will include 28 percent California state-certiďŹ ed renewable content, according to Weisz. That beats the 25 percent renewable minimum the agency promised on startup. And that means MCE beats the state requirement for renewable-energy production by 38 percent. PG&E failed to meet the state renewable target in 2010. (MCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate goal is to provide 100 percent renewable to all customers.) MCE adds to its mix some renewableenergy credits, and when they get included in the total mix, the agency is responsible for 32 percent renewable energy in its mix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The CPUC is having to restructure the forms on renewable energy reporting because they have never dealt with anyone exceeding the requirements,â&#x20AC;? says Weisz. MCE already has achieved greater greenhouse gas reductions than any other program in the county, according to Weisz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we continue along our current trajectory, we will have achieved all of the county of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AB 32 requirements within only three years.â&#x20AC;? AB 32 is the legislation mandating a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, which represents a 20 percent reduction.

Another recurrent criticism aimed at creating a public-power agency in Marin dedicated to supplying clean energy posits that after an initial ďŹ ve-year contract with Shell, the new agency would get slammed with skyhigh costs for renewable sources. But recent responses to a request for proposals may put that criticism to bed. The MEA board is looking over 16 bid submissions, some from companies with more than one proposed project. The projects would produce between 1 and more than 40 megawatts of solar and wind power capacity in Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;some possibly here in Marin. The board will take up public discussion of the submissions in the coming weeks. The responses exceeded expectations. The original request was for 40 megawatts. The responses total between 226 and 622 megawatts, based on minimum and maximum proposed projects. These project proposals show a healthy ďŹ eld of contenders in wind power and solar generation. And any resulting contracts will extend the supply of clean power far beyond that initial ďŹ ve-year deal with Shell. The die-hard critics say all the energy that customers receive from the grid is pooled energy, not the green product MCE generates, so why should anyone buy the clean energy agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s product? Proponents counter that, yes, all electricity gets mixed on the grid, but if a customer buys renewable energy, it displaces non-renewable supply on the energy grid. Not to mention the support for renewable-energy companies, and the local economic beneďŹ ts of promoting renewable supply in California. Marin Clean Energy is adjusting its rates prior to embarking on its second phase by reducing them 14 percent and eliminating the $10 per month early membership fee for customers who choose to receive 100 percent green power from the start. The move is in part to counter aggressive PG&E rate adjustments. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a return to ratepayers after a successful and conservative ďŹ nancial strategy. MCE ends its ďŹ rst year in the black. Yet the constant critics still criticize. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s after MCE has met all its ďŹ nancial goals, included absolving all public and private entities of all loan guarantees that it secured to get off the ground. Now that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up and running and about to enter adolescence, MCE is following a path to ensure a mature rate structure while providing energy cleaner than the PG&E product. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should all applaud the Marin Energy Authority looking to create long-term rate stability,â&#x20AC;? says Alexander Bischoff, the principle at While the habitual critics use MCE in a kind of philosophical conservative anti-government attack, supporters think all residents in Marin are beneďŹ ting from the competition MCE has injected into the market previously dominated by a monopoly. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used to be that way. < Contact the writer at

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standard zigzag of political rhetoric went for a jaunt along Pennsylvania Avenue last month with a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at George Washington University. “Iran is awful because it is a government that routinely violates the rights of its people,” she declared. During the last few weeks much has changed in the politics of the Middle East—but not much has changed in the politics of Washington, where policymakers turn phrases on a dime.

The currency is doublespeak, antithetical to a single standard of human rights. And so, the secretary of state condemns awful Iran, invoking “our sense of human dignity, the rights that flow from it and the principles that ground it.” But don’t hold your breath for any such condemnation of, say, Saudi Arabia—surely an “awful” government that “routinely violates the rights of its people.” It wasn’t long ago that Hosni Mubarak’s regime—with all its repression and torture—enjoyed high esteem and lavish praise in Washington. For Egyptians, the repression and torture went on; for the bipartisan savants running U.S. foreign policy, the suppression was good geopolitics. As recently as Jan. 27, when Joe Biden appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the official U.S. line about the despot of Egypt was enough to make Orwell’s coffin spin. Was it time for Mubarak to go? “No,” Biden replied. “I think the time has come for President Mubarak to begin to move in the direction that— to be more responsive to some... of the needs of the people out there.” The interviewer, Jim Lehrer, is hardly a tough questioner of red-white-

and-blue officialdom, but he did press the vice president on whether Mubarak was a dictator. Biden replied: “Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things. And he’s been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with—with Israel. ... I would not refer to him as a dictator.” Secretary of State Clinton is correct when she says that Iran’s regime is “awful.” I caught a glimpse six years ago, at Tehran University, when police and Basij thugs broke up a peaceful demonstration for women’s rights. Over lunch one day, an Iranian talked about the torture of friends in prison and described the people in charge as “monsters.” These days, the repression in Iran is far worse. Meanwhile, the torture of political prisoners in Saudi Arabia is no less horrific—while the U.S. government’s winks and nods toward the Saudi regime are no less pernicious today than they were for decades while Mubarak’s henchmen did their foul deeds in Egypt. In both cases, the cruelty has been OK with Washington since it has been perpetrated by (cue Biden) “an ally of ours in a number of things” that has been “very responsible... relative to geopolitical interest in the region.” On the same day as

Clinton’s selectively righteous speech blasting an awful regime in the Middle East, my colleagues at RootsAction launched “An Open Letter to the People of Egypt.” “From the United States, we watched as you stood up for democracy, faced huge obstacles and used nonviolent action to depose a dictator,” the letter says. “We send you our congratulations and appreciation for showing us—and people all over the planet—the power of mobilized humanity in the quest for justice and freedom.” The letter adds: “As Americans, we have a responsibility to reset U.S. government policies in Egypt and the entire region. Last week, thousands of us signed a letter demanding that Obama apologize for our country’s three decades of support for the Mubarak regime. Now, in the absence of a presidential apology, we take it upon ourselves to apologize. We resolve to work for human rights in solidarity with you, calling for a swift transition for democracy in Egypt. We intend to work so that U.S. foreign policy truly becomes aligned with the values of democracy and human rights.” Signing the open letter is a statement of solidarity with pro-democracy movements—and a rejection of Washington’s ongoing double standard on human rights. But our words won’t accomplish much unless we match them with effective political organizing in the days and years ahead. < Norman Solomon is president of the Institute for Public Accuracy and a senior fellow at RootsAction. His books include ‘War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.’

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he rows of 246 vintage-remake seats—complete with classic brass number plaques—spill out in the splendidly restored art deco Lark Theater in Larkspur. Glass light fixtures along the walls remain in pristine condition 70 years after lighting the way for moviegoers who’d bought tickets for first-run showings of future classics like Gone with the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane and Casablanca. Everything about the theater feels authentic and invokes nostalgia for those pre-Netflix, pre-Hulu and pre-cineplex days now threatened with extinction. Built in 1936, the Lark was for years a fixture in the quaint community—until eventually a lack of ticket sales pulled the curtain down in the late 1990s, seemingly for good. After six years the historical building with its retro sign towering over Magnolia Avenue was set for demolition. But in a move that changed the fate of the downtown,

Larkspur resident and avid film buff Bernice Baeza stepped up and purchased the building in 2004. The singlescreen venue was restored and reopened as a nonprofit—thanks to the generosity of donors and community volunteers who recognized the historical, cultural and economic value of having such an establishment up and operating. The Lark, and community theaters like it, draws business to surrounding restaurants and retailers, serving as a centerpiece for a vibrant downtown. Nearly eight years later, the Lark remains a focal point of the town—much in the same way it did during its Hollywood Golden Age years. The Lark has seen its fair share of challenges. Aside from the limited number of films a single-screen theater can offer at any given time, the theater industry’s little known—oftentimes bureaucratic and confusingly complex— booking system keeps the Lark on its toes. As contracts are made between distribution companies and theaters— primarily based on how many screens each cinema has—small houses are often overlooked while bigger multiplexes get first pick of new releases. The Lark—and 350 theaters like it across

the nation—is often left with seconddoor open for the Lark to show it just run films that are no longer all the rage as its Oscar momentum was picking up. in multi-screen venues. Small indies are also easier to obtain, as “Many of the distribution companies their distribution companies tend to be see single-screen theaters as a joke,” laless cutthroat and lack the big-studio ments Baeza over tea in the Lark’s small regulations about who gets to show lobby. what... and when. Yet it also means So how does such that the bigger theaters a small venue keep ET’S OPEN A THEATER are often contractuchugging along ally bound to stick with against 21st century N certain films for longer competition from than they’d like, leaving digitized multiplexes many hidden-gem “leftand movie-watchers’ C overs” slipping through ability to stream C A for Baeza to program. movies at home? N Baeza doesn’t merely “We do a large stand on the sidelines variety of things A N waiting to see what to keep the theater trickles down from the surviving,” says multiplexes, though. Baeza. Among them She looks at the Lark’s are the community unique position in the theater industry programs unique to the Lark—nonas a challenge—and an opportunity to movie entertainment like the Live at the show more independent films and bring Met opera series, the National Theater performance-based programs to the of London program and a selection of community. The Lark has also had sig- big-screen sports broadcasts. It’s pronificant successes by screening films like gramming that serves distinct demothe 2006 Oscar-winning Crash—a film graphic groups who, for the most part, that was initially dismissed by the big can’t find the same thing anywhere theaters, a miscalculation that left the else in Marin. And the creative 14 > MARCH 4 - MARCH 10, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 1

programming doesn’t stop there—the Lark also offers a youth film festival and family film events, one-time specials like President Obama’s inaugural speech, the Lost finale—and CineMama: matinees especially for nursing mothers! Not all of the Lark’s demographically targeted programming finds its audience easily, Baeza has discovered. Last fall, the theater was set to screen a documentary by local filmmakers Nena and Cassie Jaye titled Daddy I Do, about the conservative-Christian trend of father-daughter chastity balls. But in an unprecedented move, certain members of the Lark board objected to the film and ordered it removed from the schedule. Community outrage over the cancellation led other board members to intercede, apologize and schedule another screening of the film. The public-relations furor got so bad that board member Chris Albinson replaced Tina McArthur as board chair and announced that the Lark would from then on offer training to board members about their roles and responsibilities. “It’s not the board’s role—nor should it be—to program the theater,” he told Pacific Sun reporter Ronnie Cohen at the time. The uproar became so nasty—particularly over the Internet— that the names of the board members who pulled the film were kept under wraps for fear over their safety. Baeza, to say the least, is glad to put the Daddy I Do episode in the rearview mirror and look to the road ahead—a road that at the moment leads north up Highway 101 to Novato. O




BAEZA’S LATEST VENTURE is transferring what she’s learned from running the Lark to reopening the long-shuttered Novato Theater on Grant Avenue. She recently purchased it—technically, the new nonprofit she formed did—for $50,000 after the city put it up for bids. (The purchase is in a sort of movie-theater escrow, with the bid accepted by the city and now the fundraising begins.) The theater, which has been closed for two decades, has witnessed several failed attempts at revival—most recently with a nonprofit organization that spent 10


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< 13 ‘Between the Lark and a hard place‘ years attempting to raise the estimated $3 million it will require in renovation expenses to reopen. Now Baeza is the one hard at work raising funds. “The organization is made up of Novato residents,” she says of the fundraising and organizing committee. “It just makes sense that a communitybased theater should be centered around that community.” Like the Lark, the Novato Theater is expected to be not only a venue for film, but a center for performing arts and cultural events. While the purchase of the has been

The single-screen Novato Theater was designed by architect William Kelly and opened to the public in 1948. The theater has been closed since 1991. The Novato Theater was featured in the 1992 film, ‘Radio Flyer,’ featuring Tom Hanks and Elijah Wood.

met with enthusiasm by many—it helps that Baeza is local and has experience reopening and operating a similar nearby venue—the outpouring of support has been countered by some criticism and concerns about the purchase price. In particular, the city’s pledged financial support—which councilmembers say will not exceed $100,000—has remained in a somewhat hazy spotlight. With the city in such financial straits that it pleaded with voters to approve a half-cent sales-tax increase in November (it passed) simply to keep vital senior and kids programs running, some argue that the $100,000 should be funneled elsewhere. Others take issue with the seemingly low $50,000 selling price that, while indeed the highest bid, doesn’t sound like a lot for a building in the heart of down-

town’s busiest street. Still, Baeza remains optimistic about raising the funds and gaining support for this latest project. “The city of Novato has invested in their downtown. They want this to pay off for the merchants who will benefit from having a running theater downtown,” she says. Vowing to get approval for the $100,000 in matching funds, 5th District Supervisor Judy Arnold, a former Novato City councilwoman, shares Baeza’s positive outlook on the beneficial economic impact the reopened theater could eventually have on the Novato community. “I share in the excitement of Novato having a theater like the Lark that serves so many purposes. The community of Larkspur raised more than $1.4 million in four months to get their theater open. They have a population

of 11,000, and the average amount donated was $750,” she wrote in a public statement last month. An agreement made with the city of Novato holds Baeza and the newly formed Novato Theater organization responsible for raising the additional $650,000 for renovations and initial operating costs by this June. This chunk of change is expected to be raised primarily through community donations and without the help of grant funds that often have a lengthy two-year application cycle. “The Lark only had four months to raise the necessary funds and it happened,” says an optimistic Baeza. “Now we have a call of action out to the [Novato] community. It’s up to them.” The group, working with Baeza, draws in community members at its two weekly meetings, where organizers strategize about fundraising and other hands-on needs. “The volunteers are my right and left hands,” says Baeza. “We’ve got people coming forward with offers of electrical work and other work that will need to be done after the theater opens.” So how will Baeza succeed at opening a user-friendly film and performing arts center when other groups have failed in the past? “The key is to raise all or most of the money first and then hire the architect,” she says. Baeza says she has been contacted by interested donors and that things are

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lining up nicely. Still, volunteers are needed and very much encouraged to take part in the fundraising efforts. In an industry with 20 to 30 fewer films coming out of Hollywood each year, it may be the bigger theaters that should worry more about competition—while smaller theaters such as the Lark and the Novato Theater rise up to meet the needs of our growing communities. With more interest directed at international, independent and documentary films, it appears that the smaller theaters do indeed have a fighting chance in the cutthroat entertainment world. “The larger theaters seem to be con-

cerned about the smaller pool of product,” says Baeza. “It’s a very changeable business. You have got to be flexible.” Baeza’s business-savvy techniques are not the only advantages she brings to the table. Her sheer excitement about— and love of—film fuels her motivation in opening the new theater. “There is a love fest that goes on around films,” she says. “I get so excited about film and think that film is the most powerful form of communication!” < Email Dani at

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Exploring Opera at The Lark, Spring Series: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor Tuesday, March 8 at 1pm Rossini’s Le Comte Ory Tuesday, April 5 at 1pm Verdi’s Il Trovatore Tuesday, April 26 at 1pm

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out, so act immediately to secure reservations in the Pullman dining cars at $125 per person. Go to Need some cheering up after the recent bout of gray weather around here? Make plans to hit a few of the bright spots on the upcoming events schedule; this month there’s something for everyone. Enjoy some authentic Southern cooking in an evening with Tom Hudgens (author of Commonsense Kitchen) at Fresh Starts Cooking School in Novato, March 10, 6:30-9pm. In an interactive demo class you can learn how to make Louisiana gumbo with Dungeness crab, andouille sausage and shrimp, along with scallion rice and a dessert of fresh ginger cake with citrus cream. The lesson becomes dinner (wine is available for purchase) and all of this costs $49 per person. Register online at or call 415/382-3363, x 243...In San Rafael, Italian restaurant Il Davide will stage a March 14 Winemaker’s Dinner with Ed Sbragia from Dry Creek Valley’s Sbragia Family Vineyard. Some of the winter dishes to be paired


When a stranger calls I am woman—hear me call you a pervert loudly in public by Nikki Silverstein


love caller ID. An “unknown” call goes unanswered in my home. Sometimes I’m curious, but not enough to risk hearing about an exciting opportunity to reface my kitchen cabinets. Before caller ID, I was stuck. Politeness prevented me from hanging up on a solicitor trying to earn a living. I still answer “private” calls, because it’s always my best friend Kate. Well, almost always. Last week, it was a man named David with a British accent. Although he asked for Nikki, I couldn’t place him. Together, we figured out that he was looking for a different Nikki and had misdialed. He explained that he was a photographer for an upcoming Manolo Blahnik shoot and that Nikki was his shoe model. I was ready to hang up, but David kept talking. Wanting to be polite, I stayed on the line. Our discussion took a strange turn when he informed me that the model would be squashing bugs in the expensive shoes. It further deteriorated when he asked who squashed the bugs in my home. I told him that I did and promptly said goodbye.

Not exactly an obscene call, but it was getting there. Unable to shake my discomfort, I recounted it to my friend Jennifer Griese, a retired police officer and women’s safety advocate. Immediately, she pointed out that I told him that I lived alone. I assured her that I did not. “Nikki, that entire conversation was leading to the question of who would squash the bug,” Jennifer said. “If you were married or with a boyfriend, you would have said my husband or boyfriend kills the bug. He was ‘phishing’ for information. By the way, you should assume he was masturbating when he was talking to you.” “Charming,” I answered. “I haven’t had sex in months, yet someone is talking to me while he’s having it and I’m not even there.” My flip dismissal didn’t amuse Jennifer. “This man has your name and phone number and possibly your address,” she said. “Now he knows you live alone. It could be anyone. The dry cleaner, banker, delivery guy.” Predicting he’d call again, she wanted me to be ready. Jennifer spent years investigating

with the wines include carpaccio of smoked Sonoma duck breast, porcini-filled tortellini and grilled Kobe beef flat iron steak. The dinner is $85 per person (tax included) and it begins at 6:15pm. Reserve online at www. LUNCH AND LEARN Surely everyone’s aware of the current passion for learning as much as possible about where food is from and how it is processed. This includes meats. And it explains why people are crowding eagerly into classes and workshops on butchery featuring professionals who teach the proper ways to prepare animals for the home kitchen. On March 19 (11am-2pm) at Nick’s Cove in Marshall, Aaron Gilliam from Fatted Calf Charcuterie will demonstrate lamb butchering and turn the finished product into lunch for the students. This event is sponsored by Marin Agricultural Land Trust; the fee is $105 ($85 for MALT members). Reservations are required; go to GOOD STUFF BIG AND LITTLE Retail news this week includes an ecological victory: Costco has announced a new seafood policy, agreeing to remove more than a dozen “red list” species of fish from its stock and pursuing better aquaculture practices. This is the result of pressure from the public in an eight-month online campaign led by Greenpeace...In other news, Weaver’s Coffee of San Rafael has introduced Astral Blend, available through May 31 in both regular and decaf. Five

sex crimes, so I got serious and listened. “This man is manipulative,” she declared. “Saying he’s a Manolo Blahnik photographer keeps you engaged and comfortable. Decent men don’t keep women on the phone when they’ve dialed the wrong number. You don’t have to be polite with a man that has bad intentions. When he calls again, shut him down.” Jennifer was right. He called the next night and I did exactly as she said. “Do not call here again,” I said firmly. “I’ve called the police and the phone company put a tap on this line.” I haven’t heard from the creep since, which prompted me to ask Jennifer to share some safety advice. While the crime rate is exceptionally low in Marin, we’re not invulnerable to violence. In addition, San Francisco’s rate is considerably higher and we single gals enjoy the nightlife across the bridge. Jennifer recommends: O Don’t talk to anyone who makes you uncomfortable, just to be polite. Always have your exit strategy ready. “I’m in a hurry. I’ve got to run.” Then get away. O The type of man who approaches a woman alone at night, whether at the bus stop or a coffee shop, is not a good person. A polite man does not do this. Be rude. Use your command presence. Give a look that says “don’t mess with me.” Use body language. Hold up your hand like a crossing guard motioning a car to stop and say, “I don’t want to talk to you. Scram.” O Look out for other women, especially young women and teens. If you see a man

percent of gross sales will go to benefit breast cancer research at local hospitals and community organizations. Information: www. something tasty to enjoy with that coffee? Look for Biscotti Bari, a new Marin treat from Stacey Bruno Migale of Novato. Using her Italian grandmother’s recipe with ingredients from local farms, producers and her family’s Fresno almond orchard, she perfected the cookies that are sold in 100 locations, including Marin Coffee Roaster, Nordstrom Cafe and Mangia e Bevi, as well as Andronico’s in San Anselmo. COME GATHER ‘ROUND Family fun is guaranteed when Parents and Kids Cooking happens at Sausalito’s In The Kitchen Culinary March 15 (5 pm). Groups of parents and children will work together to prepare three to five dishes for a festive supper while developing teamwork and cooperation in an entertaining way. Cost of the session is $65; details and registration: www.itkculinary. com...An appealing children’s menu is available at recently opened and now more casual L’appart Resto, San Anselmo. Young ones can choose brioche grilled cheese, miniburgers made with Kobe beef or roasted Mary’s chicken, the upscale organic brand (636 San Anselmo Ave., 415/256-9884). < Contact Pat at

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bothering a woman, hold out your cell phone and ask her, “Are you OK? Would you like me to call the police?” Poof. He’ll disappear. If he doesn’t, call him a “pervert” loud enough for others to hear. Everyone around him will look and now they can make a solid ID. A man with bad intentions doesn’t want that type of attention. O Call the police when you’re scared or uncomfortable. “I want to report a suspicious car that’s driven by my house three times in the last few minutes.” “I want to report a man engaging in conversations with young girls.” The police want the information. O Get a big dog if you’ve been victimized or live in a place where you’re scared. Not only are dogs a deterrent for criminals, dogs will alert and bark. O Finally, hold yourself to a high standard. It’s a sign of self-esteem to respect your safety. Be prepared by thinking about it right now. How will you project yourself? Don’t look like a scared kitten. Be aware and trust your instincts, but most of all, be the woman who stands up for herself and other women. Jennifer inspired me to be that woman. Hopefully, we’re all a bit smarter, ruder and safer. Now, scram until next week. < After Jennifer’s honorable retirement from law enforcement, she founded Jennifer Griese and Associates, a private investigation and litigation support firm. Email

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pring is almost here and with it comes new music and some great, new local bands. Two noteworthy groups have recently formed out of the fertile Fairfax music scene: Spark & Whisper and Elephant Listening Project. The quartet called Spark & Whisper describes its sound as “modern folk/ acoustic soul.” Three of the band members, Paul Eastburn on bass and flute, Scott Johnson on drums and Velvy Appleton —guitar/vocals—met while playing together in the now defunct Brazilian funk/rock band Nobody from Ipanema. They are joined by Anita Sandwina (Three At Last) on guitar and vocals. Together they have created an infective original sound based on pitch-perfect vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic grooves that soothe and move the mind and body. They will be appearing at Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa March 23 at 8pm and The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax on Saturday, March 26. Look for the debut CD soon and until then, the group can be found on

the web at As for Elephant Listening Project, I’m just going to go ahead and call them a “supergroup.” The band lineup boasts three ex-Mofessionals: drummer Loring Jones, vocalist/guitarist Erik Smyth and keyboardist/saxophonist Joshi Marshall (Mingus Amungus). Filling out the group is ex-Montrose bassist Steve Winter and guitarist extraordinaire Danny Uzilevsky (Chrome Johnson). The band’s material consists of original compositions written by Smyth and is a potent blend of guitar-driven hard rock and stirring vocal melodies. The group can be heard on and seen and heard Thursday, March 17, at 9pm as part of a special St. Paddy’s Day triple bill at George’s in San Rafael with headliner Honeydust and Vintage City. The one and only Dan Hicks will don his professorial cap and gown and bring his Kollege of Musical Knowledge to San Rafael’s Palm Ballroom (at the Seafood Peddler Restaurant) courtesy

Appleton, left, and Sandwina are becoming the ‘Velvy and Cher’ of the Marin folk scene as part of Spark & Whisper.

of Murphy Productions on Saturday, March 12. “This ain’t an online class,” says Hicks. “This is a one night course that, if attended in full, will entitle you to a very small diploma and give you something to put on your resume that shows you took time out of your busy schedule to better yourself.” He calls the band the School’s Out Orchestra and it includes vocalists Daria, Roberta Donnay, Jimmy Dillon and Tim Eschliman, as well as Paul Smith on bass, Paul Robinson on guitar, Brian Cook on piano, Louis “The Ace” Aissen on flute/ tenor and Brian Simpson on drums.

Special guest Ray Bonneville will open the show. Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, the legendary Bay Area band Zero will reconvene at S.F.’s Great American Music Hall to perform music from the album Chance in a Million for the first time in nearly 20 years. The album was their most successful and featured lyrics written by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and the vocals of Judge Murphy. The proceeds from these shows will benefit bandmate Murphy, who is battling liver cancer and awaiting a transplant. For those who can’t make the S.F. shows, an Artista Benefit show for Judge Murphy at George’s Nightclub in San Rafael takes place Sunday, March 20, featuring Landsdale Station along with Lester Chamber’s Blues Revue. March LIVE: Jazz Mafia’s Shotgun Wedding Quintet opens for Zion-I and The Grouch at Petaluma’s Phoenix Theater at 8pm Tuesday, March 22. Sonoma County’s Pulsators are back with two local gigs: March 19 at Peri’s Bar in Fairfax and March 25 at George’s in San Rafael. Humboldt County’s Afromassive (featuring Chris Noonan and members of Albino!) plays 19 Broadway in Fairfax Friday, March 11. Chrome Johnson plays Smiley’s Schooner Saloon in Bolinas for the first time in five years (!) Saturday, March 19. Favorite sons Monophonics come home to 19 Broadway in Fairfax Saturday, March 26. (Listen to the instrumental version of their new single “Bang Bang” on Colemine Records at monophonics. com!) Sausalito’s Seahorse Restaurant hosts the final of the Primo Annual Salsa Competition on Sunday, March 6. The legendary Hot Tuna plays Marin Veterans’ Auditorium March 11 at 8pm. RIP Johnny Nitro, you will be missed! < Got a hot tip for THE BEAT? Email me at marinbeat@gmail. com. Rawk on!

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Oscar-winner Colin Firth in the Oscar-winning ‘The King’s Speech,’ now at the Fairfax, Marin, Playhouse and Regency.

The Adjustment Bureau (1:39) Senate candidate Matt Damon defies fate to hook up with a hot ballerina…much to Fate’s potentially lethal disapproval. O Beastly (1:35) “Beauty and the Beast” revisited as a Manhattan princeling cursed with ugliness seeks true love to restore his former cuteness. O Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (1:47) FBI agent Martin Lawrence embraces his inner Tootsie when he goes undercover at an all-girls art school. O Black Swan (1:43) Darren Aronofsky’s gripping drama about a driven prima ballerina (Natalie Portman) facing an uncertain future. O Carmen 3D Experience Bizet’s powerful tale of lust, jealousy and revenge in three sizzling dimensions! O Cedar Rapids (1:26) A hayseed insurance agent finds himself at a no-holds-barred convention in wicked Cedar Rapids…yikes! O Drive Angry (1:44) A refugee from Hell enlists a not unattractive waitress and her cherry ride to stay one step ahead of the law, thwart Mephistopheles and prevent a bloodthirsty cult from sacrificing his li’l granddaughter; it’s gotta be a Nicolas Cage movie. O The Eagle (1:54) A headstrong Roman centurion hops Hadrian’s Wall in search of a fabled golden eagle and encounters a tribe of pissed-off Scotsmen. O The Fighter (1:54) Biopic of “Irish” Mickey Ward stars Mark Wahlberg as the streetsmart world champion boxer and Christian Bale as his brother, trainer Dick Eklund. O Gnomeo & Juliet (1:24) The Bard’s timeless tale of star-crossed love reconceived as a kids’ cartoon about rival garden statuary. O Hall Pass (1:38) The Farrelly Brothers present another rambunctious sex romp, this one starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis as two restless husbands granted a week of freedom by their wives. O How to Train Your Dragon (1:38) Cartoon about a Viking dragonslayer-intraining who outrages his tribe by befriending one of his fire-breathing foes. O I Am (1:18) Documentary follows Hollywood moviemaker Tom Shadyac as he O

searches for meaning after a life-altering experience. O I Am Number Four (1:44) An alien on the run escapes his pursuers by posing as your typical spooky brainiac American hunk. O The Illusionist (1:20) Hand-drawn French cartoon (with a script by Jacques Tati) follows an aging magician and his young charge as they tour the Scottish Highlands. O Inside Job (1:48) Gripping documentary about the unbridled capitalism and political hanky panky that led to the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. O Just Go With It (1:50) Adam Sandler enlists buddy Jennifer Aniston to pose as his wife to keep the ladies from getting too clingy…guess what happens. O Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (1:45) Biopic of the 16-year-old Canadian heartthrob features lots of concert footage of our boy in action. O The King’s Speech (1:51) True tale of George VI of England, a reluctant, ill-prepared sovereign who turns to a cutting-edge speech therapist to cure his nervous stutter. O The Metropolitan Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride (3:00) Plácido Domingo rattles the rafters in Gluck’s tuneful take on the ancient Greek fable. O Nora’s Will (1:32) Award-winning Mexican comedy about a confirmed atheist forced to carry out his Jewish ex-wife’s elaborate last rites. O Rango (1:47) Cartoon comedy about a suburban chameleon who finds himself in the Wild West, grappling with ornery desert critters. O RISE Fabulous footage of phenomenal figure skaters features commentary by the likes of Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill and Brian Boitano. O Take Me Home Tonight (1:54) Aimless youth Topher Grace embarks on a wild night of lust, liquor and gettin’ down as adulthood rears its ugly head. O Tarzan and His Mate (1:45) Racy preCode jungle epic finds the Lord of the Apes thwarting an ivory raid on a sacred elephant burial ground; Maureen O’Sullivan is one gorgeous and scantily clad Jane. O True Grit (2:08) The Coen boys bring Charles Portis’s classic novel to the big screen with Jeff Bridges as drunken one-eyed trigger-happy U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. O Unknown (1:49) Dr. Liam Neeson finds himself stripped of his identity and pursued by ruthless assassins on an otherwise pleasant jaunt to Berlin. O Waste Land (1:38) Oscar-nominated documentary about artist Vik Muniz and the beauties he unearths from a massive Brazilian landfill. O Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (0:49) The 10th chapter in the Yu-Gi-Oh! saga finds Yusei at loose ends when his dragon is stolen by a warped warrior from the future.

›› MOViE TiMES N The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri 11, 12:25, 1:50, 3:15, 4:40, 6:10, 7:30, 8:55, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11, 12:25, 1:50, 3:15, 4:40, 6:10, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Mon-Thu 4:50, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:25 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sat 1:50, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sun 1:50, 4:10, 6:40 Mon-Thu 4:10, 6:40 N Beastly (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:45 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 2:50, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Black Swan (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:20, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45 Wed 11:20, 2:10 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8:30 Sun 6:45 Wed 7:30 Thu 3 N Carmen 3D (Not Rated) Century Larkspur Landing: Sat 11am Wed 6:30 Century Regency 6: Sat 11:30am Wed 7:10 N Cedar Rapids (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:35 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7 N Drive Angry (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:05, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 4:40, 10:10 The Eagle (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 10:05pm The Fighter (R) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:55, 7:35, 10:10 Sat 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10 Sun 2:15, 4:55, 7:35 MonThu 4:55, 7:35 Gnomeo & Juliet (G) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 1:40, 3:45, 5:50, 8; 3D showtimes at 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:05


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Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:50, 2:55, 5, 7:05, 9:15 Sun-Thu 12:50, 2:55, 5, 7:05 Hall Pass (R) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 1:10, 2:35, 3:50, 5:10, 6:30, 7:45, 9, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 1, 4, 7, 9:50 N How to Train Your Dragon (PG) ++1/2 Lark Theater: Sat 3 N I Am (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Sat 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 (director Tom Shadyac in person), 6:30, 8:30 Sun 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:30 I Am Number Four (PG-13) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 The Illusionist (2011) (PG) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri 5, 7, 9 Sat 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Sun 1 MonWed 7, 9 Inside Job (PG-13) +++1/2 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 6 Sun 4:15 Wed 5 Thu 7:30 Just Go With It (PG-13) +1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G) Century Northgate 15: Fri 1:05, 7:10 Sat-Thu 4:10, 9:50; director’s cut at 1:05, 7:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 2:10; director’s cut at 7:20 The King’s Speech (R) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri, SunThu 11:25, 2:15, 5:05, 7:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 Mon 4:40 Tue-Thu 4:40, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun-Thu 1:20, 4, 6:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1:20, 4, 6:50 MonThu 4, 6:50 The Metropolitan Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sun 11am N Nora’s Will (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45

Sat-Sun 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:45 N Rango (PG) Century Cinema: Fri-Sun 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10 Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 1, 2:15, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:35, 8:50, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:20, 10 Sat 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Mon-Thu 5, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 3:30, 6:05, 8:40 Sun-Thu 1, 3:30, 6:05 RISE (PG) Century Regency 6: Mon 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Mon 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Mon 7:30 N Take Me Home Tonight (R) Century Northgate 15: 12, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 N Tarzan and His Mate (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (featuring a special presentation on the film’s visual and sound effects by Craig Barron and Ben Burtt) True Grit (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 1:55, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2, 4:30, 7 Mon 4:30 Tue-Thu 4:30, 7 Unknown (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri 10:55, 1:35, 4:25, 7:15, 10:05 Sun 10:55, 1:35, 4:25, 7:15 Mon 10:55, 1:35, 4:25 Tue-Thu 10:55, 1:35, 4:25, 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sat-Sun 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Mon-Thu 1:40, 4:10, 6:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:25, 7 Mon-Thu 4:25, 7 Waste Land (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 3:45 Sun 2 Wed 12:30, 2:45 Thu 5:20 Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (Not Rated) Fairfax 5 Theatres: Sat, Sun 1

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

Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan in ‘Tarzan and His Mate,” screening Sunday night at the Rafael with Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron on hand to discuss and demonstrate the film’s dazzling sound and visual effects.


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

Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more event information.

Live music 03/04: Alex de Grassi and Walter Strauss Acoustic guitars. 8pm. $20. The Chapel, 32 Belvedere Avenue, Stinson Beach. 868-1444. 03/04: Jeb Brady Band R&B and blues. 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 03/04: Stafford and Sturdevant Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 03/04: The Bingtones R&B, funk, rock. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

03/05: About Face plus Big Dog Trouble Funk, reggae. 9pm. $10-15 George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www. 03/05: Doc Kraft Dance Band Rock. 8:30pm $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, East Fort Baker next to the Discovery Museum, Seahorse 305 Harbor St Gate 5, Sausalito. 601-7858 . 03/05: Rebecca Griffin Jazz vocalist. In the

bar. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 03/05: Rubber Souldiers Beatles jam band. 8pm. $10-12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio.

03/06: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Jazz. 1-4pm. Free. 19 Broadway Niteclub, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

03/06: Lester Chambers Blues Revue Blues. 1-5pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www. 03/06: The Funny Farmers With Vikki Lee, Pat Campbell, Kurt Huget, Chris Lockheed and special guests. 4pm. Free. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 03/07: Blue Monday Jam Jesse Kincaid, Jerome Phillips and Gail Muldrow host. 8-11pm. Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr at Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.

03/08: Fat Tuesday Parade and Dance Party

BEST BET Inside the Autistry Studios... Stepping into the AUTISTRY STUDIOS in San Rafael feels more like walking into a large high school art department instead of the small, community-based program that it is. Paintings hang on the walls while dioramas of historical and environmental scenes and the beginning stages of model train tracks sit on tables throughout the studio. The organCelebrate and support Autistry Studios at its ization—an established 501(c)3 nonprofit— Dancing at Duffy event, this Saturday at 5pm was created as a center for teens and adults at the Marin Art and Garden Center. with high-functioning autism to engage in hands-on projects, socialization and heaps of fun. As the numbers of people diagnosed with autism continue to grow, founders Janet Lawson and Daniel Swearingen recently expanded their programs and embarked on a much-needed move from the small studio at their Corte Madera home to a 10,000-square-foot studio close to downtown San Rafael.“The kids come in thinking they are just building stuff,” said Swearingen at the recent grand opening celebration.“But they are really developing so many skills by working on projects here.” The new studio space offers building, filmmaking and art classes and the pair’s relatively small number of program participants has doubled—to more than 30 participants between the ages of 13 and 35—since opening the doors at the new location. Now bigger and better than ever—and also offering counseling programs for program participants—Autistry Studios continues to raise funds for their expanding services and growing numbers. Join Lawson, Swearingen and the volunteers and clients at an art auction and live music dance party fundraiser this weekend. The event, Dancin’ at Duffy, will be held Saturday, March 5, at 5pm at the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. $20-$50.For more information, call 415/454-1037 or visit—Dani Burlison 24 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 4 - MARCH 10, 2011

F R I D AY M A R C H 4 — F R I D AY M A R C H 1 1 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar Frank Olivier is more than just a pretty face in his Comedy Thrill Show, this Saturday in Mill Valley. 20th Annual Mardi Gras Mambofest with RhythmtownJive band. Parade meets at 5:35pm. Dance inside afterwards. 5:309:30pm. McNear’s Saloon and Dining House, 23 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma. 707-7651813. www. live.shtml

03/08: Fell in a Well Rock, pop. 9pm-1am Free. Peris Silver Dollar Saloon, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 334-1504. www.

03/08: James Moseley Trio Celebrating Fat Tuesday. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 03/08: Noel Jewkes Quartet Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., gate 5, Sausalito. 945-9016. 03/09: Dore Coller and Bermudagrass Island flavored bluegrass. 8pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. 03/10: 2nd Annual Guitar Showcase Solo and ensemble guitarists of all ages from San Anselmo’s String Letter Music School take the stage. 8-10pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 485-6946. 03/10: Lady D With Alex Markels, 7 string guitar and Jack Prendergast, bass. 9-11:30pm. No cover. Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill & Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd., Novato. 497-2462. www.

03/10: Tia Carroll and Hard Work Live Blues. 8pm. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 03/10: Wanda Stafford Trio Jazz. With Si Perkoff and Hal Solin. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 03/11: Buckaroo Bonet Band Rockabilly. 9:30pm. Peris Silver Dollar Saloon, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 334-1504. 03/11: C’JAM Eclectic favorites, sassy vocals. 7-10pm. $10. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. 03/11: Hot Tuna Blues An evening of music legends and electric and acoustic blues w/ Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale. 8pm. $20-85. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags at Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. 499-6800. 03/11: Nightsage Gothic Rock. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219.

03/11: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones Rolling Stones tribute band. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

Concerts 03/05: The 5 Browns Piano playing siblings tear it up classically. $20-40. Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. 03/05: 2011 Winter Concert Series Ashish Tare, tabla; Sumita Chatterji, vocals; Brad Van Cleave, tabla; Mindia Devi Klein, flute; Mallar Bhattacharya, sarode; Nilan Chaudhuri, tabla. 7pm. $12-15. Ali Akbar College of Music, 215 West End Ave., San Rafael. 454-6372. 03/11: Mill Valley Philharmonic and Winifred Baker Chorale Schubert’s “Mass #6;” Lauridsen’s “Soneto.” Concerto competition winners perform works by Glazunov, Handel and Bruch. 8-10pm. Free, advance tickets to ensure seating. Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave.,

‘It Must Be Pinocchio!’ And if it’s not, we advise avoiding eye contact. The Masque Junior Theater takes on the children’s classic this weekend at Marin Center.

ViDEO Train kept a-rollinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; UNSTOPPABLE is as good as a set of paddles for a sluggish heart. Sure, a train with no driver, no brakes and tons of lethal chemicals hurtling through rural towns of Pennsylvania might sound familiar and overly predictable, but not in director Tony Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Gun vision. From the first shots of the sleepy rusty city awakening to the tour through the rail yards with the clanking sounds of Denzel Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career careens wildly ahead metal all over metal, anticipation of the in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Unstoppable.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; inevitable starts our engines chugging and wheezing. We know where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going but unsure how weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get there. Scott lets us linger in the perfect winter light while the key plot points fall, one hitting against the other as down goes the set of dooming dominoes. (At the Ohmigod, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be kidding! point, remember the film is based on real events). Denzel Washington, megawatt smile plugged in, is in the perilous driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat of the train in the direct line of fire. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the cameramen who steal our heart. Not since The General has so much sublime love been so abundantly visible for all who have ever dreamed a train. Unmissable.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Richard Gould San Rafael. 383-0930. event/156305 Through 05/02: Winifred Baker Chorale All are welcome to sing Faureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Requieumâ&#x20AC;? and Schubertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mass in E Flatâ&#x20AC;? with the chorale. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening. Performances on April 29 and May 2. 6:30-9:30pm. $30, for music. Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia, San Rafael. 485-3579.

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Theater/Auditions 03/04-13: Les Miserables Marin Youth Performers production of the musical. Fridays, March 4, 11 at 7:30pm; Saturdays, March 5, 12 at 2pm; Sundays, March 6, 13. $14 - $30 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

03/04: First Friday: The Cinema Cabaret Featuring artists performing their own scripts to scenes from a trio of films: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blade Runner,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rosemaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Babyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serial,â&#x20AC;? the 1980 comedy filmed in Mill Valley. 7-9:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292. 03/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Women and The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. A benefit for Center for Domestic Peace, home of Marin Abused Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services. 7:30pm. $15-50 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. Through 03/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Angel Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Novato Theater Company presents this psychological thriller. 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 3pm Sun. See websites for more detail. $20-22. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 883-4498. www. Through 03/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Detective Storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Sidney Kingsley. Directed by James Dunn. 8pm March 3-5, March 11-12 and March 18-19; 2pm March 6, 13, 19-20. $10-20. College of Marin Drama, 835 College

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Arnold, watercolor paintings of butterflies, bugs, fish, frogs as well as mixed media abstracts. Artist Reception 5-8pm Saturday, March 12. 11am-5:30pm. Free. Gallery One, 209 Western Ave., Petaluma. 382-1264. 03/01-31:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Living in Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus, paintings. Opening reception 5:30-8pm March 1. Free. Nici Gelateria, 17 E Blithsdale, Mill Valley. (510) 692-6774. 03/04:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art of Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Original art by local Artist Minna Nix who has incorporated found & recycled objects and the color green. 7-9:30pm. Free. Minna Nix Fine Art, 1215 2nd St., San Rafael. 03/05-04/10:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Deep Structureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Opening reception 4-7pm March 12. John Ruszel, Owen Schuh, Kate Stirr. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. 03/05-04/17: New Exhibitions Opening reception, 3-5pm March 5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mithila Women Painters from India.â&#x20AC;? Jack Spencer, photography; Sue Gonzales, paintings. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. 03/06-26:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dance, Music and Flowersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin Society of Artists juried exhibit of MSA members. Opening reception 2-4pm March 6. 11am-4pm. Marin Society of Artists, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. 03/07-05/02:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Land and Lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kay Carlson, oils on canvas. Monday-Tuesday 7am-3pm; Wednesday-

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Sunday 8am-10pm. Free. Two Bird Cafe, Anthony Miceli Gallery, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105. 03/10-04/28: Christopher Olsen Oils on canvas. Tues. -Fri. 11am-5pm. None. Rock Hill Gallery, Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 935-9108. Through 03/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Life in Full Colorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cara Brown, watercolors. 7am-3pm weekdays; 8am-3pm weekends. Anthony Miceli Gallery, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105. Through 03/12:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can Doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Artworks made from cans or reference â&#x20AC;&#x153;canâ&#x20AC;? in some way draws attention to issues of waste and recycling. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

Through 03/17: Baulines Craft Guild Master Show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paths in Studio Craft.â&#x20AC;? The celebrated guild, renowned for its apprentice program presents a group show. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing # 200, Novato. 666-2442 . Through 03/26: Fred Lyon Photographic visual journey through the streets of San Francisco & Sausalito in the 40s-50s as seen through the lens of an S.F. native. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. Through 04/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art on the Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thirty-five Marin Arts member artists are showcased in this exhibit and fundraiser. Galleries open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, except holidays. Free. Marin Civic Center Galleries, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. 666-2442.

Through 04/08:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Old and The Newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition of paintings by Melissa Adkison. 8am7pm. Free. Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000. Through 04/21: Winter 2011 Exhibit With featured artists Donna Solin, Ronile Valenza, Sharon Sittloh, and Bernard Healey. Open weekdays. 11am4pm. Free. TCSD Office, 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393.

Through 04/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Treasures from the Vaultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition celebrating the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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03/08: Exploring Opera at the Lark with James Sokol Musical, educational and fun journey through Donizettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartbreaking â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucia di Lammermoor.â&#x20AC;? 1-4pm. $27. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111.

03/09: The A List Series: A Conversation with Author Terry McMillan Before â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sex and the City,â&#x20AC;? there was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waiting to Exhale.â&#x20AC;? With the release of the international bestseller in 1992, author Terry McMillan became a heroine to single women everywhere. 7:30pm. $12-15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

03/10: Introduction to Buddhism; Part 2 Reverend Carol Himaka focuses on the concept of the Dharma. 7:30-9:30pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-1173.

Through 03/26: Environmental Forum of Marin Seminar Series EFM Saturday Semi-

03/06:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tarzan and His Mateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; New 35mm print from the academy film archive. Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt will discuss some of the secrets behind the making of the film. 7pm. $10.25 Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222 . 03/07: Banff Mountain Film Festival Benefit REI has arranged this local screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The event will benefit Conservation Corps North Bay and features a collection of inspiring and thoughtprovoking action, environmental and adventure mountain films. 7-10pm. $17-20. Lark Theatre, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 454-4554. www. 03/07: Monday Night at the Movies â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Verdict.â&#x20AC;? (1982). Paul Newman. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203.

Community Events (Misc.) 03/05: Dancing At Duffy Place A fundraiser with music, dancing and auction benefitting Autistry Studios, an innovative learning program for autistic young adults. Live music by Cassandra Farrar and the Left Brains, food and wine. 5-9pm. $20-50. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir

Frances Drake Blvd., Ross. 945-9788. 03/05: Rare/Old Book Sale The Friends of the San Rafael Public Library is holding a sale of pre-1950 books in the library meeting room to benefit the library. Books are privately donated and include a wide range of subjects. 10am-3pm. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 453-1443. 03/08: Mt. Tam Quilt Guild Meeting Marin quilter PT Dicker will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Workshops and Classes: Maximizing Your Learning.â&#x20AC;? 8-9pm. $5. Aldersgate Church, 1 Wellbrock Heights, San Rafael. 499-8171.

03/10: Caregiver Options: Successful Hiring Strategies Learn effective strategies for finding, hiring and managing home health care services from agencies and individual providers at this free community forum. Call to register. 1-3pm. Free. San Rafael Community Ctr, 618 B St., San Rafael. 485-3348.

03/11: Leadership Institute for Justice Program designed for domestic violence survivors who are trying to protect their children and themselves as they navigate the California family courts. 5-12:30pm. Free, lodging and food provided Headlands Institute, 1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito. 388-9600. www.

Kid Stuff 03/04-20: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Enchantment of Beauty and The Beastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Presented by North Bay Repertory Theatre for A Cause and San Rafael Community Services Dept. 7:30pm March 4and 18; Noon and 5pm March 5; 1 and 5pm March 12 and 19; 3pm March13; 3pm March 20. $15-20. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 485-3333. www.eplay. 03/05-06: 'It Must Be Pinocchio' Masque Unit Junior Theater production. 1 and 3pm shows each day. $8. Showcase Theater, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. 499-6800.

03/05: Marin Teen Girl Conference Conference for 6th-12th grade girls. Keynote speaker, Jess Weiner of Seventeen Magazine. Workshops topics include stress, sex, relationships, friends, body image, more. Goody Bags. 8:30am-4pm. $15. Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael. 499-6195.

03/05: Third Annual Family Day at the Movies Fundraiser Featuring the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factoryâ&#x20AC;? screening, family entertainment, face painting and popcorn. Proceeds benefit Marin Charitable non-profit organization. 10:30am-2pm. $65 per family. The Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 03/06: Kids Cook Brunch Under the tutelage of the Culinary Dude, Chef Scott Davis, your child will create, prep, cook and serve you brunch. Sit back, relax and let your child cater to you for this meal. Class is limited to 12. 10am-1:30pm. $45. In The Kitchen Culinary, 300 Turney St., Sausalito. 331-8766. 03/11: Jennifer Fosberry â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Name is Not Alexander.â&#x20AC;? Meet Alexander, an imaginative little boy who explores the innovative men who influenced and shaped our world. 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. <

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125982 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TOMESCONESNTONES, 234 MONTE VISTA AVE., LARKSPUR, CA 94939: THOMAS STUHLBARG, 234 MONTE VISTA 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 February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125952 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WALKNDOGS, 25 SPRING GROVE AVE. #3, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JULIE E. KEIGLEY, 25 SPRING GROVE AVE. #3, 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 January 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126004 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VIRGINIA CLEANERS, 61 CAMINO ALTO, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: NAMJU CORPORATION, 61 CAMINO ALTO, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 3, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125947 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FAT KAT SURF SHOP, 1906 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: JOHN ZECH, 529 31ST ST., RICHMOND, CA 94804; CHAD PETERSON, 201 UPPER TOYON DR., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125791 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY, 1018 E. ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GLENNA RICE, 52 GRACELAND DR., 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 February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125801 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN IRISH ARTS; BROSNAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE; BROSNANHYNES IRISH PERFORMING ARTS, 1879 SECOND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELIZABETH A. BROSNAN-HYNES, 1879 SECOND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 12, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125994 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LUXURY FOR LESS TRAVEL, 34 ESTATES CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: STEPHEN SHAY, 34 ESTATES CT., 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 February 2, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125937 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LOCAL FLORA, 100 REDHILL,

SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: SHUTINTORN DAORUANG, 67 RAYMOND HEIGHTS, 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125886 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KLA ENTERPRISE, 208 VIA LA CUMBRE, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: KELLEIGH LYNN ALDRIDGE, 208 VIA LA CUMBRE, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 21, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126039 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SUZANNE MATHEWS, MODEL ACTOR/VOICE ACTOR, 19 ARGUELLO CIRCLE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SUZANNE JACQUELINE MUSIKANTOW, 19 ARGUELLO CIRCLE, 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 February 8, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126047 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HT CATERING, 482 BAHIA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TOM M. LUU, 482 BAHIA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 9, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011125909 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TRIBE MAKER MEDIA SERVICES, 1470 LINCOLN AVE. #5, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GIOVANNA CRACCHIOLO, 1470 LINCOLN AVE. #5, 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 January 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126030 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DOODLEATIONS, 51 FOREST LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: SHARON SILVER, 51 FOREST LANE, 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 February 7, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126049 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CRTT, 10 SKYLARK DR. #56, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: SHEILA L. MACKEY, 10 SKYLARK DR. #56, 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 February 9, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125845 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TAMALPAIS HEALTH & FITNESS; TAM HEALTH & FITNESS, 6A CYPRESS AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SARA CARTER, 6A CYPRESS AVE., 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 January 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126104 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KIN WAH RESTAURANT, 937 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: JIAN LI, 5215 CONGRESS AVE., OAKLAND, CA 94601. This business is being

conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126101 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MR. TECHNICAL SERVICES, 47 JEWELL ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MAUREEN URIBE, 47 JEWELL ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; ROBERTO URIBE, 47 JEWELL ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126137 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GUNNINGS HOBBIES, 224 GREENFIELD AVE. #2, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CARYN GUTHRIE, 206 SOLANO ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011125913 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LOMBARDI PROPERTIES, 15 MARLIN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: STEPHEN D. LOMBARDI, 15 MARLIN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; BETTE S. LOMBARDI, 15 MARLIN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125864 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SMP TV, 42 WATERBURY LN., NOVATO, CA 94949: SCOTT M. PHELPS, 42 WATERBURY LN., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. 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 January 20, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126129 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SIEM CAR CARRIERS, 1099 D ST., SUITE 207, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SCC ADMINISTRATION SERVICES LLC, 1099 D ST., SUITE 207, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126122 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LAUNDRY ROOM; ALL AMERICAN VENDING, 45 BAY ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CAMILLERI ENTERPRISES INC., 45 BAY ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126149 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TOWNE DESIGN, 29 POPLAR AVE., ROSS, CA 94957: ALLISON N. SUTHERLAND, 29 POPLAR AVE., ROSS, CA 94957. 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 February 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011)


›› STARSTREAM by Ly nd a R ay

Week of March 3-March 9, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) A desire to escape reality on Friday and Saturday may have you spending time at the movies or happily experimenting with unusual drink recipes. You come crashing down with a thud on Monday when responsible Saturn opposes a reckless Aries Moon in order to instill a bit of reality into your life. While your ruler (Mars) remains in the escapist sign of Pisces, logical Mercury finally enters your sign on Wednesday. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) It’s time for you to liberate yourself from a traditional career path. Though you don’t like change, it is in the air. To make progress, you must be more flexible and more willing to step outside the box. The key is to do this without losing your core sense of stability. When revolutionary Uranus enters the daring sign of Aries next week, the rush is on. Knowing your tendency to procrastinate, I’m letting you know early. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) The loony Moon enters the party that is taking place in the fantasy-loving sign of Pisces. Should you suspend disbelief and join in the magic? Well, it is the weekend, so why not? On Wednesday, you are beyond clever as innovative Uranus connects with your ruler (brainy Mercury). Whatever electrifying ideas pop into your head now could be the ones that turn you into a household name later. Make sure you copyright and/ or patent everything. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Being particularly attuned to lunar energy makes Friday’s New Moon in the enchanted sign of Pisces personally appealing to you. This is your evening to indulge in whatever activities cause your spirit to soar and your soul to sing. Or vice versa. Watch out for mood swings on Monday when you feel recklessly impulsive one moment and warily cautious the next. By Tuesday, a stable Taurus Moon helps you recover from Monday’s volatility. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Lovable Venus glides through your relationship house, doing her best to get you and your sweetie in the mood. If single, Venus is happy to help you connect with someone new. But you have to get out there and look available. Being the “royal” type, you can appear to be too lofty—in a realm beyond that of the average candidate for your heart. So, for now, take off the crown and put on a baseball cap. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Friday and Saturday mark the bottom of your lunar cycle. Although this happens once a month, this particular one packs a punch. Your energy level is too low to handle all the problems. You may not notice a significant improvement until Wednesday when your ruler (clever Mercury) leaves the foggy sign of Pisces to enter the lively sign of Aries. Get ready to rock ‘n’ roll. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Your ruler, hedonistic Venus, has entered the sector of your chart ruling romance, creativity and entertainment. Usually, this makes it easy to forget all your troubles and have a great time. With stern Saturn in your sign, it is not so simple. Venus suggests dancing. Saturn suggests working on your budget. Venus wants you to smooch. Saturn wants you to floss. Venus guides you to the art museum. Saturn steers you to the tax accountant. No wonder you’re feeling dizzy. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) A creative project that you start on Friday will benefit from the visionary talents of the New Moon in Pisces. Your romantic life may be keeping you busy, but you should find time to develop your artistic skill as well. Meanwhile, if you are in the midst of a family feud, cooperative Venus is ready to help smooth things out. Forget about revenge—unless, of course, you really don’t care about any possible future inheritances. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) I’m tempted to simply repeat last week’s forecast since not much has changed for you. Your past (the angelic and the devilish) continues to influence your present—hence the old pals and lovers currently in contact with you. Meanwhile, the oh-so-polite Venus has entered your communication house. While this probably won’t completely diminish your tendency to blurt out the truth, it should at least make you sound charming while you’re doing it. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Being a sign firmly rooted in reality, the current emphasis on the fantasy-oriented sign of Pisces is a fascinating lesson in unfettering yourself. This is taking place in the sector of your chart ruling the way you communicate and develop ideas. Feel free to use your imagination in place of your common sense. You may not be focused on efficiency, but you are delightfully creative. Cue Billy Joel: “Sometimes a fantasy is all you need...” AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Venus (the planet of hedonistic self-indulgency, romance and sensuality) has entered your sign. This is your excuse for skipping out of work early, having a series of massages and meeting your sweetie in a luxury hotel just for the fun of it. Since the extravagant Sun remains in your spending house, you won’t even blink when you hand over your credit card. Look at it this way: Just in case the world really does end in 2012, at least you won’t have any regrets... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Friday’s New Moon in Pisces not only gives you an opportunity to enhance your personality with additional creativity, it also happens to bring an extra surge of sexual energy, thanks to a Mars-Moon conjunction in your sign. Yes, your upcoming year has all the right ingredients to bring love, money, excitement, captivating interactions and mystical experiences. If I could throw in world peace and an environmental miracle, I would. Happy Birthday, Pisces. < Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at MARCH 4 – MARCH 10, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 29



by Amy Alkon


One year ago, I was engaged to a wonderful man I’d been with for four years. I loved him deeply, he was everything I thought I wanted, and his family was my family. Two months before our wedding, a dear male friend of mine confessed his love for me. When I realized I felt more than friendship for him, I thought I just had cold feet. After much soul-searching, I called my wedding off, figuring that such a strong emotional connection to another man indicated that I needed something I wasn’t getting from my fiance. I have been with my new man ever since and have never been so happy, but I’m consumed by guilt. My ex-fiance and I spent many hours planning our future. It haunts me to think how badly I’ve hurt him and his family. I wake up at night picturing him alone in his bed crying, and I imagine family holidays with his young nieces asking, “Where’s Auntie?”—Racked With Guilt


You didn’t plot to make the guy love you and want a life with you just so you could really stick it to him four years later: “Let’s role-play! You be the baby seal, and I’ll be the fur trader!” It now seems that those hours he spent planning a future with you would have been better invested in playing “Killzone 2” or balancing a ball on his nose. Oops. Love, like hang gliding, comes with some risks. Those who aren’t up for them are free to stay home alone watching infomercials with the cat. You got so swept up in the momentum of building a life with this guy that you didn’t realize what you were missing—until it came along and said, “Whoa, you’re not actually going to marry him.” The thing is, when something doesn’t feel wrong, it’s easy to believe it’s right. And sometimes, you see most clearly by comparison— and then come to the sinking realization that you’ve got to inform a very sweet guy that his bachelor party will be more of a perpetual bachelor party. Going all Da Vinci Code crazed albino monk and locking yourself in a room to self-flagellate doesn’t do a thing for the guy you left, and it sure isn’t helping you or your current boyfriend. In fact, by focusing all this energy on your jilted ex, it’s like you’re still in a relationship with him. It’s right to feel sympathy for him, but guilt? Feeling guilt would be legitimate if there had been something you could’ve done to prevent his pain—like willing yourself to be wiser faster or going back in time to the moment he hit on you and giving him the wrong number. Your ex might be weeping into his pillow—or he might be out playing tennis or in bed with your replacement. I’m sure you’re a great girl, but life goes on. Since you left the guy so you could be happy, the least you could do is enjoy yourself. You also might give yourself some props for not doing what far too many people do: marry somebody they know is wrong for them because, well, they were already in the marriage trajectory and they paid good money to send out 300 magnetic save the dates. They forge right ahead with that Princess Bridethemed walk down the aisle—which, in a few months or years, tends to have them walking down a more Judgment at Nuremberg-themed aisle: “You may now kiss the bailiff.”


I’m casually dating multiple people and stressing about what to do when a man wants to see me again but I already have a date. Do I lie and say I’m hanging with a friend? I’m looking to have a serious relationship, and it seems bad to have it based in dishonesty from the start.—Busy Woman


Because we can all disseminate massive quantities of information about ourselves doesn’t mean we should. In fact, if you took all the utterly inane revelations off Twitter, you could probably run the entire enterprise off an old PC in somebody’s garage. Until you get serious with somebody, all he needs to know is that you “have other plans,” not that you’re “going out with Jason tonight, and he’s a foot-and-a-half taller than you and makes lots more money.” Keeping mum about the details isn’t dishonesty; it’s tact. Anybody emotionally healthy and socially intelligent gets that you aren’t going to be his one and only by the third date. The only information you do owe him is whether you might give him another shot—or cause him to need one to eliminate painful urination, night sweats and weeping sores. <

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126087 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LINGUA MARIN, 851 IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SUSANNE IRWIN, 24 JEWELL ST., 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 February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011125923 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZHINU RESOURCES, 67 MARIN BAY PARK COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHRIS A. SCHAEFER, 67 MARIN BAY PARK COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; SANDRA M. CHANDLER, 67 MARIN BAY PARK COURT, 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 January 26, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126146 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALL CLEANING SERVICE, 30 COWBARN LN. #11, NOVATO, CA 94947: WHENDER M. ARRUOLA, 30 COWBARN LN. #11, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126181 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SRS CUSTOM INTEGRATION, 4136 REDWOOD HWY, SUITE 3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: SCOTT R. SHEPPARD, 87 ALMOND CT., 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 February 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126179 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LANGUAGE CONNECTS, 949 VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: MARTHA SUKOSKI, 949 VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2002. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126095 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROSS VALLEY HEALTH ALLIANCE, 14 MEDWAY RD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: TIZIANO GRIFONI, 14 MEDWAY RD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960; BRADLEY MOUROUX, 85 BOLINAS RD. #2, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an unincorporated association(g) other then a partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 14, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126105 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MEDICAL DENTAL GUILD, 1050 NORTHGATE DR. SUITE 250B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: PETER F. CHASE D.D.S., INC., 1050 NORTHGATE DR. SUITE 250B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 February 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126183 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ANANDA MA, 507 NORTHERN AVE., #22, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ARIANE WLASAK, 507 NORTHERN AVE., #22, 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 March 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126089 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MOUNT TAM MARTIAL ARTS, 655 DEL GANADO RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JOHN M REIFSNYDER, 37 REED BLVD. APT #1, 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 February 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126193 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ART CREATED EVOLUTION, 9 COLE DR., MARIN CITY, CA 94965: JEANETT EGENLAUF, 9 COLE DR., MARIN CITY, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126195 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CORTE MADERA 76, 700 TAMALPAIS DR., CA 94925: BV PETROLEUM INC., 33261 FALCON DR., FREMONT, CA 94555. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 16, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126194 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as 4 PARTS DESIGN, 3030 BRIDGEWAY, SUITE 305, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: JD2DHJ, LLC., 3030 BRIDGEWAY, SUITE 305, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 125968 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BSL TRADE, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: AZAMAT TURSUNBAEV, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL, 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 January 31, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1100647. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner BARBARA DUFFIELD LONGLEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: BARBARA DUFFIELD LONGLEY to ZEVA BARBARA LONGLEY. 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: March 21, 2011, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, 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: February 3, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1100781. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner HUONG

LAM filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JASMINE HAN NGUYEN to JASMINE HAN MAU. 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: March 24, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. K, 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: February 10, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2011) STATEMENT OF FACT: I, Thomas Patrick Reith, am Executor to the THOMAS PATRICK REITH Estate as Witnessed by my Sole Ability to Personally Obtain a CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH and Do Hereby Give Legal, Lawful, and Actual Notice of The Same - Hereby and Herin. By: executor Thomas Patrick Reith, of my own right. Nation California. General Post-Office. County Marin. Reith Province. United States Minor, Outlying Islands. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101025. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JANE KATHERINE FERGUSON FLOUT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JANE KATHERINE FERGUSON FLOUT to JANE FERGUSON FLOUT. 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: April 11, 2011, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, 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: February 25, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Date of Filing Application: January 24, 2011. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: WOODS MUSIC HALL, LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 19 CORTE MADERA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. Type of license(s) Applied for: 47 â “ ON SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE. (Pacific Sun: March 4, 11, 18, 2011)



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Section 1 of the March 4, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly