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›› LETTERS Does that make their dogs ‘pupstitutes’? In her story on Marinites who purchase purebred dogs for dog shows [“Doggone With the Show,” Feb. 11], writer Julie Vader fails to understand that the breeding of pets, even pedigreed, fills up the limited homes available. There are simply too many pets and not enough good homes—a worldwide problem—resulting in healthy pets being “euthanized” at shelters, or abandoned. I am reminded of the bumper sticker that reads, “Pet Breeders are Pimps.” W. J., Marin

Julie Vader responds: Thanks to you and others who wrote about this issue, and I suspect we agree on a great deal about dogs—pet overpopulation is a big problem, the euthanasia of so many animals is stomach-turning; puppy mills are horrendous; and shelter dogs can make wonderful pets (my own dog was adopted, as an adult, from a shelter). Where we part company is that I see responsible breeders—who carefully raise dogs, spay or neuter non-breeding animals, believe in socialization and training, training, training and allow their pups to go only to approved homes—are the solution, not the problem. Reliable statistics in this area are hard This Oct. 31 photo to come by, but there’s of Julie’s rescue dog some indication that raises the question of more than half of all what truly constitutes dogs euthanized are pit animal cruelty.

bulls or pit-bull mixes. Of course, I realize that it is much harder for PETA to picket at a dog-fight venue, a puppy mill or at a home where people don’t spay or neuter their house pets and think breeding them is “cute” or “educational”—but that’s where the trouble begins, not with the people who are already acting the way all animal owners should act. And responsible breeders deeply resent being called “murderers” when much of their life revolves around their beloved dogs, dogs, dogs. All the ill will generated doesn’t help anyone, least of all the animals involved.

Virtual water meetings OK if shown on ‘liquid’ screen TVs... ‘Forget it, Jake. It’s the Marin Municipal Water District.’

At 8am on Tuesday, Feb. 22, three of us from the Marin United Taxpayers Association tried to attend a publicly announced Marin Municipal Water District board teleconference at board-director Jack Gibson’s house, but were turned away even though it was supposed to be open to the public. Upon driving over to the MMWD offices, we found only one board member, Larry Russell, present at the meeting. Also, the minutes of their meetings don’t differentiate between members who are physically present and those who are telecommunicating. Could it be that MMWD has only a virtual board? State law allows the ratepayers to organize to take over the water district, fire


TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Tribute: Stephanie von Buchau, 1939 - 2006 Stephanie von Buchau began writing arts criticism for the Sun in 1970, after having been lured away from her original assignment as the Sun’s ace typist.... March 4th - “Totalitarian Loyalty” A public presidential apology is not necessarily the right approach to the growing realization that past administrations may have been supporting a “good” dictator. There are... Mill Valley Council leaps into trampoline fray No one was jumping for joy at the Mill Valley City Council meeting Monday night, when...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› the directors and run it ourselves, one ratepayer: one vote. We could do a much better job of husbanding the district’s resources, conserving water and not throwing millions of dollars down the drain. Many of us feel like Jack Nicholson in the movie Chinatown when he discovers the water district secretly dumping water out of the reservoirs into the ocean at night to scare gullible voters to OK a water grab from the Owens Valley and enrich speculators in the San Fernando Valley. If the Marin County counsel has ruled that teleconferencing at district board meetings doesn’t meet the requirements of the Ralph M. Brown “open meeting” Act, then past business transacted at any water board meeting under these circumstances would be invalid. This includes the board putting Measure S (let’s keep spending to study desalination) on the ballot. This invalidation of Measure S automatically makes the signature gatherers’ Measure T, which requires a public vote before any more money can be spent on desal, the law. Alex Easton-Brown, treasurer, MUTA

Hey, we’re ALL appalled at images of former President Bush... In her recent letter [“Remember the Main Point!” Feb. 25] Kimberly Clark thanks the Pacific Sun for clarifying what she meant in an earlier letter. Had Ms. Clark written what she does in her current letter about journalism’s role in fanning the flames in President William McKinley’s assassination I would have nothing to object to, we would even agree. Singling out and promoting an individual’s assassination is a reprehensible thing to do. If Ms. Clark really did not mean to impugn the Tea Party in her first letter and it had nothing to do with her point, then she should have left that part out about the Tea Party, specifically the “cowardice of the Tea Party” (read: cowardly gun clingers) and its hopeful decline— “the beginning of the end,” I think she said. Now how could Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting be the beginning of the end of a political party that, by her clarification, had nothing to do with it and all the

while she meant to point out the media’s culpability in “irresponsible incitements”? Irresponsible incitements in media— how about the movie Assassination that aired while Bush was still in office about “what if” he was shot while still in office? But let us compare a drawing of crosshairs on 20 congressional districts, three of them Republican, on a map of the United States [Editor’s note: Actually, Eric, all 20 are Democrats—the three you’re referring to were not colored red because they are Republicans, but to indicate that they’re retiring at the end of their terms] with no pictures of faces shown [their names are listed beneath the map—Editor] versus the times when President Bush was shown in the crosshairs in the green light of a night scope at various rallies across the U.S. Now seeing what Ms. Clark apparently meant, and the media’s role in inciting such violence, it is clear that she would be appalled at such images of the former president, are you? Eric Fransen, San Rafael

Woman on the merge... How lucky is Marin? The SausalitoMarin City School District superintendent is retiring. Wouldn’t this be the opportunity to merge this school district with another one? Instead of hiring a new Top Honcho... let’s do the “educated thing” and the “smart thing” and save the taxpayers some money and do the merge. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

The 4 percent solution Oh, no. Not again! Are the overtaxed ratepayers of Marin Municipal Water District getting any 4 percent income increases? No!! Then why is MMWD asking for a 4 percent rate increase of all ratepayers? The district claims it needs more money to support its costs—including board member costs. If MMWD really wanted to increase its cash flow, it should reduce the rate 4 percent. Therefore, ratepayers would use more product and MMWD would get more funds. M.D. Beck, San Rafael

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here’s some good news and still some not-so-good news for SMART. A review of projected ridership numbers for the train station in downtown San Rafael shows more passengers than anticipated in the agency’s original environmental impact report. That increased passenger load adds credence to the argument that the SonomaMarin Area Rail Transit District should begin operating with a southern terminus in downtown San Rafael rather than at the Marin Civic Center. Projected ridership at the Novato stations also is higher than estimated in the environmental report, while projected ridership in northern Sonoma County is “relatively weaker” than projected, according to a staff memo. Including the downtown station in the first segment of the system was discussed at a December meeting, when representatives from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) informed SMART board members that to qualify for $22 million in Regional Measure 2 funds, SMART would have to extend its southern terminus to downtown San Rafael. But to qualify for the funds, which come from a hike in Bay Area state bridge tolls, SMART would have to spend an additional $38- to $46- million to roll into downtown San Rafael. In a January construction industry symposium held to

discuss costs, the initial operating segment, from Railroad Square in Santa Rosa to San Rafael, was pegged at $425 million. But that number, as the folks at SMART often say, is a moving target that changes as construction bids come in and the project is adjusted. As it stands now, SMART is looking at a shortfall of about $100 million, and the task at hand for staff and board members is to find ways to realign the agency and find cost-saving strategies to fill that funding gap. That’s especially true since the departure of former general manager Lillian Hames, who announced in January she was resigning after 10 years with the district, during which time SMART experienced several unsuccessful ballot measures and finally won voter approval in 2008 for a quartercent sales tax for 20 years. David Heath, director of finance and administration, was named interim general manager. He has continued meetings with MTC to pore over ridership numbers and financial projections in order to craft a proposal seeking bond funding. Heath planned to present a new set of financial projections to the Citizens Oversight Committee this week. He will bring the financial estimates to the full board for discussion at a meeting March 16. The board could choose to move forward with a vote on a bond at a meeting April 6, or continue deliberations. 7 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Hill students await assignment Hill Middle School students, and those who would’ve attended in the future, are eagerly awaiting a decision by the Novato Unified School District board of trustees as to what middle school they’ll attend once plans to shutter Hill for financial reasons take effect at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. They should find out at a special board meeting Saturday, March 12, at 8am at the district offices, located at 1015 Seventh St. The board was all set earlier this week to split the students along the same north-south boundaries that determine high school attendance, but trustees feared that families in outlying neighborhoods like Black Point, Bahia and Atherton area would be forced to travel several miles to get their kids to Sinaloa Middle School when they’d in fact be closer to the other campus in the equation, San Jose Middle School. A consulting firm’s recommendation to make the split along east-west lines has already been turned down by the trustees. Rumors emerged recently that the district had been considering expanding Olive Elementary School to a K-8—the school, currently a K-5, would serve the Bahia-AthertonBlack Point area—but the matter was not brought up at this week’s meeting. Mill Valley Council jumps into trampoline fray No one was jumping for joy at the Mill Valley City Council meeting this week, when a reluctant council voted unanimously to permanently ground complaints over a controversial trampoline. Councilwoman Stephanie Moulton-Peters described herself as “frustrated” that the council had to spring into action over a neighborhood dispute over a taut-fabric children’s plaything. The issue first bobbed up in 2008 when Scott and Laura Landress positioned a 15-foot trampoline at the edge of their property at 580 Throckmorton Ave. But complaints began to rear their ugly heads soon after when neighbors Susan and Kevin Stone, at 1 Throckmorton, said the bounding was too close to their property boundary. The matter was brought up before city staff and the Planning Commission in 2008 and 2010 and, after conflicting decisions at the city level, attorneys got involved. The City Council ultimately bounced the objections to the trampoline in its decision, ruling that such gravity defying polypropylene mats do not constitute an “accessory structure” and do not fall under the zoning laws that would ban it from a side yard. Bill buzzing along for green biz A local foursome of would-be legislators are getting the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington treatment thanks to Marin Assemblyman Jared Huffman and his annual “There Oughta Be a Law... or Not”contest. From a year’s worth of submitted ideas for worthy assembly bills, Huffman has chosen a proposal from a quartet of eco-minded locals that would create a new type of “green” corporation. Last week, Huffman introduced AB 361, a bill that would launch a kind of socially responsible corporate entity—in which businesses would be bound by broader goals of environmentalism and green development. Similar laws have been passed in Virginia,Vermont, Maryland and New Jersey. Even if the bill passes, taking part in the environmentally conscious corporate style would be on a voluntary basis. The idea was submitted to Huffman’s office by Jeff Kletter, co-founder of Kinesys in San Rafael; Stuart Rudick, a partner in Mindful Investors of Mill Valley; Chris Mann of Sebastopol; and Trathen Heckman of Petaluma.


< 6 SMART ridership looks good One thing is certain, according to Valerie Brown, the Sonoma County supervisor who serves as the SMART board’s chairwoman: “Everybody knew that [deciding to extend the line to San Rafael] means that we were going to have to re-do, restructure and reconsider.” That goes for possible shifts in staff structure as well as construction plans. “We are looking at everything for cost savings.” Areas under scrutiny will include “contracts that perhaps aren’t needed at this time,” says Brown. “We’re not leaving anything out. We’re not leaving any rock unturned.” The confluence of events, from the news that SMART was facing increasing shortfalls to the MTC push to go into downtown San Rafael to the departure of Hames, gave the agency a chance to look at itself in a new mirror, says Brown. “We really believe you don’t have these opportunities very often, and the board is really committed to looking at everything we can to save money.” Brown and other board members say the interaction between SMART and MTC has been valuable, not adversarial. “I think they are working with us as closely as possible to get us in a position where we have all our ducks in a row to go out for bonding.” That comment covers a criticism that before the readjustment SMART currently is undertaking, the agency was moving too quickly to seek bond funding. Critics cautioned that if SMART went too fast, the investment community might not look kindly on the agency, meaning it would qualify for less funding than anticipated and at a higher interest rate. Critics also were concerned that SMART staff was holding the financial cards too close to

the vest, for board members as well as the public, prior to a bond-funding proposal. The SMART staff’s purported bunker mentality, in part a reaction to continual attacks by critics who oppose rail projects in particular and government programs in general, even had rail supporters upset that digging for financial facts was tough to do. Heath seems to have taken up the challenge to embrace transparency. That’s what Marin Supervisor Judy Arnold says. “I believe that for the first time, we are going to get the real financials. I have met with David Heath, and I know exactly what he’s doing. He’s really breaking through the culture that has ‘put up the curtain,’ and I feel comfortable and happy about that.” Once the board and the public get a chance to see the financial projections Heath will present March 16, the agency “will figure out how we can deal with them,” says Arnold. Based on the numbers, the agency will grapple with the reality of how it “can make this project work with the numbers—or [determine] it’s not going to work.” When MTC representatives presented their assessment of downtown San Rafael ridership numbers, they said the shortfall “was manageable.” Heath’s numbers will clarify that assumption. “The good thing is that [Heath] has been meeting with board members,” says Arnold. “He’s being very forthcoming. Right now, I think we can make it work, but we are going to have to make some tough decisions.” Brown notes that a cooperative effort among SMART, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, as well as MTC and the Transportation Authority of Marin and the SMART Citizens Oversight Committee, “is

Parenthood-planning clinic cuts cord with Marin The Golden Gate Community Health Clinic pulled out of San Rafael suddenly last week, after the former Planned Parenthood affiliate tossed all three of its Bay Area locations out with the bathwater. Planned Parenthood cut ties with the organization last September due to financial difficulties, after ending the 2008-09 fiscal year nearly $3 million in the red. The San Rafael clinic employed 18 people and served about 12,000 people a year. In the wake of Planned Parenthood’s severing ties with the San Rafael clinic, the Concord-based Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific moved into Marin—the group just gave birth to a brand-spanking-new facility at 141 Camino Alto in Mill Valley. The facility measured in at 1,600 square feet and weighs about 45 tons. Where there’s smoke... there’s complaining Smoke ‘em if you got ‘embut not in Marin on a Spare the Air Day when the use of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces is outlawed. Marin led the Bay Area in smoke complaints for the second year in a row, according to a report released this week by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District—meaning either Marinites violated the law more, or neighbors informed on each other more or a combination of the two. From Nov. 1 to Feb. 28, the air district declared smoke bans on four separate days—during which Marin registered 301 complaints about violators. This year’s 75.25 complaints per day total bests previous years when fewer than 50 complaints per day were the norm. Of those complaints this year, the district sent only five warnings and issued no citations, which could burn as much as $400 from a fireplace-lover’s wallet. Spare the Air Days are declared on days when certain types of wintry weather causes smoke to linger in the air, creating breathing problems for some community members.—Jason Walsh

a real positive.” And, she continues, moving quickly to fill top management to replace Hames, whatever the new administrative structure, “will further solidify the value of what we are doing. I think we will convince the public that [SMART] is absolutely moving in the right direction.” The financial projections are half the story. The ridership numbers complete the picture. The good news is that they are in line with earlier projections and MTC has looked at the forecast, compiled by Dowling Associates, the same consultant that created the original ridership numbers in the environmental report. The numbers have changed in part, Heath notes in a staff report to the board, because demographic assumptions have changed at the Association of Bay Area Governments. David Schonbrunn is president and founder of TRANSDEF (Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund). He’s a strong proponent of public transportation. Schonbrunn says the latest ridership numbers “were based on demographic projections that were all about sprawl and the previous way of dealing with land use, the suburban past. The current projections are more oriented toward transit and clustering. That changes the calculations. It improved the ridership slightly, but the EIR started from a really low point.” Schonbrunn is among SMART supporters who say the ridership numbers, even the revised ones, are conservative. The Dowling ridership review extends the projection to 2035 to fall in line with federal parameters. The EIR for the entire 70-mile line from Cloverdale to Larkspur projected 5,300 weekday passenger trips in 2025. The updated projections estimate 6,550 weekday passenger trips in 2035. That’s without completion of the Novato Narrows Project to widen Highway 101 from Novato to Petaluma. The original EIR estimated that in 2025, SMART would have 5,050 passenger trips, about 23 percent less than without the widening. The updated projection estimates that with completion of the highway-widening project, SMART will have the same number of passenger trips (5,050) in 2035 that it will have in 2025. Schonbrunn says that estimating the same number of passenger trips in 2025 and in 2035 is too conservative. “It can’t be that you have no increase in ridership over that time.” The ridership review estimates that without the Narrows project, the initial operating segment from Santa Rosa to San Rafael will see 2,900 weekday-boarding trips in 2015 and 4,800 trips in 2035. Schonbrunn isn’t shy about suing transportation agencies over projects he believes aren’t in the best interest of the public or the future of regional transportation. TRANSDEF is suing Caltrans over the Novato Narrows Project. Schonbrunn says there are multiple issues inherent in his objections to the project, but the focus of the suit is that Caltrans failed to consider alternatives in the environmental impact report for the project.

“We are now in an era of climate change. Widening highways that encourage more people to drive alone is exactly the opposite of what you want to do if you want to reduce greenhouse gases.” The lawsuit charges that Caltrans failed to adequately analyze that issue and refused to look at an alternative to widening the highway, “namely funding the SMART project.” But Arnold says the North Bay must remain committed to completing the project to widen the highway. “I am not going to let the Narrows slip away just because it might hurt the ridership. I think that the people want the Narrows. We’re getting money for the Narrows that can’t be used for the train.” In a staff memo, Heath notes that the Narrows project would have a relatively small total impact on SMART. Schonbrunn thinks widening the highway between Novato and Petaluma inevitably will increase traffic volume in Novato and San Rafael, negating improvements to the freeway that have eased congestion. “You have to ask what the hell the goal is here,” he says. Calthorpe Associates in 1997 looked at traffic in Marin and Sonoma, concluding that the Narrows wasn’t the best use of public money to create a transportation paradigm for the North Bay. The study proposed building a rail backbone that could serve the region into the far future. (Traffic engineers have a demonstrably true theory. It posits if you build freeway lanes, they will fill.) The ridership review projects that in 2035 gasoline will cost $7.47 per gallon. That may be a serious underestimate, says Schonbrunn. He wants SMART and other transportation agencies to consider a worst-case scenario for gas prices, which would mean more riders on SMART trains. “If we’re going to be responsible for planning transportation, we have to think about a scenario in which gas is extraordinarily expensive, say $10 a gallon [or more]. That kind of a price, given our continued reliance on personal vehicles for long trips, will be incredibly destructive.” Even moving toward hybrid and electric vehicles won’t solve the congestion problem. Anticipating the possibility of stratospheric gas prices and increased congestion is the responsible course of action, say Schonbrunn and other public-transit proponents, who note that train travel is one of the most efficient ways of moving cargo, whether it’s freight or passengers. “We need to have a transit network in place for the future. We need to look at reality.” The SMART board will be looking at reality when Heath lays the new financial projections on the table March 16. Arnold says board members, after identifying cost-cutting options, must make the tough decisions. “We’re going to have to say, ‘No. No. No. We’re not doing that.’ That’s the next step.” ✹ Contact the writer at

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1. Pictured, left: Scenes from what 1972 film starring Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford were filmed in downtown San Rafael and in the Tam High gym? 2. When a young William Shakespeare attended school in Stratford-upon-Avon, the main course of instruction was in what language? 3. Was Abraham Lincoln assassinated during his first or second term of office? 4. Which military conquest in 1588 firmly established Britain as the world’s leading naval power? 5. Pictured, right: Identify these two actors who won the 2003 Acad5 emy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, and their movie title. 6. Pictured, below: Name these protest-inspiring politicians: 6a. Leader of Libya 6b. Governor of Wisconsin 7. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in what country? 8. What world-famous festivals take place about six weeks before Easter in Brazil and in New Orleans? 9 Containing over 15 million items, America’s largest and oldest academic library stands on what college campus? 10. Maria’s mom 6a 6b had four children; one named Winter, one named Fall, another named Spring. Who was the fourth?


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▲Exactly one year ago, Gunnar Sandberg, a pitcher on the Marin Catholic High School baseball team, was knocked unconscious when a powerful line drive struck him in the head. Though he almost died from his brain injury, the 17-year-old made a miraculous recovery and resumed playing baseball with his team earlier this month as a first baseman and designated hitter. Sandberg still struggles with the effects of his accident, including short-term memory loss, but that doesn’t stop him from working hard to graduate with his class this spring and advocating for safer baseball equipment. Gunnar Sandberg, your optimism and dedication make you our Hero of the Week. Thank you for inspiring us to remember what’s important in life.

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▼ MJ reports a disturbing incident recently at the busy corner of Corte Madera and Redwood in Corte Madera. As a group of cyclists rode through the intersection, the traffic signal turned yellow. While most of the convoy made it through on green, some of the riders stopped on red. That’s when the leading cyclists started jeering at their buddies left behind, encouraging them to run the light, although the intersection was full of pedestrians, children in strollers and other bikers. Call us silly, law-abiding citizens, but we think the heckling cyclists are a pack of Zeros. Cars versus bikes. Bikes versus people. Why don’t we all just take a yoga class, breathe deeply and politely share the road?—Nikki Silverstein


Marinites were headed axiom in the electricity field,” noted Yarish. toward a comfy, wumfy “A safe heater is an obsession to dealers who watery grave 40 years ago fear that burst or punctured bags would allow this week. water to spill out on the floor, run into electric In a year that saw deadly outlets and zap any one around.” But die-hard years ago riots rip through Northern waterbedders, she noted, aren’t riled by risk. Ireland, thousands of civil“A waterbed is no more dangerous than a ians slaughtered in the Indo-Pakistani War refrigerator,” San Rafael waterbed salesman and a bloodthirsty Khmer Rouge scorch the Paul Calloway told the Sun. “It depends on “killing fields” of Cambodia, Marin was fachow you treat it.” And while that may have ing its own scourge in March of 1971—albeit been true, no one was binding themselves to a sensuous, soporific one that “gives way to their refrigerators while others jumped up your every curve and angle.” and down on the top, as was “Waterbeds! Waterbeds! the case with a waterbed Waterbeds!” was the head“club” in Mill Valley, whose line for Pacific Sun assistant members put so much extra editor Alice Yarish’s story weight on their 2,000 pound on the latest trend “makfluidized four-poster that ing waves” throughout the it plummeted through the county. Because when Nixfloor of a second-story loft on-era Marinites said they in Blithedale Canyon, seriwere hitting the sack, they ously injuring two waterbed meant it: The king-sized enthusiasts and, with tragic water-filled vinyl sacks had irony, crushing an aquarium become the hottest thing of rare Ranchu goldfish. since bubble chairs—exEven Herb Caen was cept, unlike that modernist Lagunitas waterbed enthusiasts taking diving into the waterbed sea bench benchmark, water- their lives into their own hands, 1971. of troubles. The esteemed beds weren’t floating away columnist had a recent item anytime soon. Though their owners may not about a Marin couple that had sneaked off to have been long for this earth. Squaw for a romantic dalliance and “leaped “Why this great passion for waterbeds?” into the waterbed only to find it frozen.” posed Yarish, rhetorically. “Well, they are Waterbed dealer Allen Oddie of San Rafael incredibly comfortable, yielding, soothing. considered such stories to be aqua apocrypha. They warm against your body like a cudAnd despite the increasing chance of “death by dling kitten.” And yet, warned waterbed mattress adventure,” Oddie said he’d sold 5,000 worrywarts, kitty kitty could unleash her waterbeds in the past four months and had razor sharp claws quicker than you could ask, just gotten an order from a Seattle distributor “What’s new pussycat?” for 10,000 more. “This is the first large-scale It seemed a lot of naysayers were trying to new industry to move into Marin in a long put the damper on all the waterbed fun by time,” noted Oddie. “We aren’t going away.” calling attention to a few “mishaps” that had Still, local makers of conventional mattaken place when waterbeds “weren’t cared for tresses weren’t exactly “wetting the bed” over properly.” An association called Waterbed Inripples from their new competition. stitute had even formed, wrote Yarish, in order Herbert Harris, general manager of Serta to “unfrighten those who have been turned off in San Francisco, told the Sun his company by occasional stories of waterbed calamity.” had no intention of “doing anything in the One unfortunate waterbed owner in Woo- waterbed line” and had “no fear of being subdacre, for example, had been rolling around merged.” Simmons Beautyrest manager John au naturel on his aqua-pura pallet when Novascone had harsher things to say about something “pointy” poked through a poorly the oscillating opposition. welded lap seam and he nearly drowned. “[Waterbeds] are uncomfortable for any (He’d been laying down, “breathing heavily” length of time,” said Novascone. “Every time and sucked in a bunch of water when the you turn over you set waves going—[in the mattress ripped, he told the Sun). long run] they’ll wind up in motels and masAnother suburban legend had to do with a sage parlors, but not in people’s homes.” Sausalito couple who tried to further the senAdded the mattress merchant: “You want sual applications of their waterbed by affixing a good eight hours sleep? Get a quality innerseveral electric vibrating devices beneath the spring mattress and a box spring.” ✹ mattress—near the fill hole—when a hairthin leak turned their liquid love nest into a cauldron of live electrons. Blast into Marin’s past with more “‘Electricity and water don’t mix’ is an Behind the Sun at ››




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he blonde woman sitting to my left passes me a .22-caliber revolver. I have never before touched a gun. The steel feels cold. When I lift it, I feel a surprising surge of power. “Keep your shirts tight at the collar,” says the teacher, his hand covering his throat. “Sometimes the casings come off, and they warm you up.” I wrap my loosely woven scarf around my neck but figure the teacher just wants to get a rise out of us ladies, as he calls us. Eleven of us middle-aged and older women are taking a Women on Target class, sponsored by the National Rifle Association, on a recent Monday night in the Bullseye Indoor Shooting Range in San Rafael. I am one of the few students who have never before shot a gun. Most have weapons at home and want to sharpen their skills for sport or self-protection. I am an interloper. An assignment from my editor and curios12 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 11 - MARCH 17, 2011

ity brought me to this place I had no idea existed—a shooting range tucked away on Andersen Drive near Orchard Supply Hardware—in Marin County, where vegetarians outnumber gun owners. We take turns reading aloud a list of rules from an NRA brochure. A short, curly-haired woman who looks to be in her 60s and has brought a .38 police special and a rifle anxiously breaks in and reads: “Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.” “I don’t do that because I’m alone,” she adds. “In your house, that’s your business,” says the teacher, a bear-like man with gray hair, a gray moustache and wire-frame glasses, who twice mentions his son’s service in the U.S. Marine Corps. His wife keeps her gun loaded in a safe. “Everybody has her system.” “When I have people coming over,” the woman with the .38 says, “I unload it.” The students begin talking about shooting intruders. “If he’s leaving, let him go,” the

teacher advises. “You cannot shoot him in the back, which I’d like to do.” So would at least two of the students. One says that after someone broke into her home about 20 years ago, police said she could only shoot an intruder facing her. The woman who lives alone with a loaded gun offers a way around the law. “All you have to do is say, ‘He was facing me when I shot; he turned around.’ ” “You can do that,” says the teacher, a military instructor for 16 years. “But you’re going to jail. You gotta figure you shoot somebody, you’re gonna go to jail that night. You don’t talk to police officers; you talk to lawyers.” ●

WHEN YOU DO talk about guns, the teacher advises against calling them weapons. “The bad guys have weapons. We have firearms,” he says. “Congressmen don’t know the difference, but we do.”

Some of the students have their own guns. They store them locked in plastic cases under their desks. A few are disappointed to learn that the students who did not bring their own firearms will be shooting either .22-caliber revolvers or semiautomatics. The teacher defends the low-caliber guns. “You’ve got a better chance of getting shot with a .38 and livin’ than a .22,” he says. Sitting in the back of the room, the woman who organizes the class offers further proof of the small gun’s strength. “Somebody told me yesterday that Robert Kennedy was shot with a .22,” she says. ●

IN FACT, SIRHAN SIRHAN killed Bobby Kennedy in 1968 in Los Angeles with a snubnosed .22-caliber Iver Johnson Cadet revolver. At the time, a new computer traced the handgun through three owners—one right here in Marin County. The 42-year-old senator’s assassination

shaped my lifelong aversion ersion to We walk wa downstairs through guns. When he was killed, illed, I th hrough the th gun shop— me of my was 12 years old and had which reminds rem of Kmart bealready watched the telefruitless boycott b ident cause it se sells guns—and into vised funeral of President dark shooting range. John F. Kennedy and grieved a dar The with my family and friends T Tiburon woman artin who organizes the over the killing of Martin classes strikes Luther King Jr. As farr as I up a conversawas concerned, guns were hat tion. She does an unnecessary evil that not seem to shot down great recognize me as men. the enemy. I ask Since 1968, if the teachers shootings and and coaches killing sprees are volunteers. have routinely She replies that confirmed my The revolver that Sirhan Sirhan used to kill Robert Kennedy in everyone volunbelief in the need 1968 was traced to a previous owner in Marin. teers. for gun control. “We’re trying to In the 1980s, I defend the Second Amendment,” she says. covered the trial of a 14-year-old boy who They want to increase their ranks. The more accidentally shot to death his 13-year-old people who shoot, the bigger the numbers in friend in Lake County. the NRA, the less likely gun control will be Weeping, the frail 14-year-old told a imposed. judge how he shot Jonathan Lugger in the ber semiautoDespite wearing earplugs and a noisehead with a black .22-caliber ween the mattress reducing headset, and despite knowing I am matic pistol he found between athan’s father’s in a shooting range, when I hear gunshots, and the box spring of Jonathan’s bed. “I looked inside to seee if there were any I jump. It’s not just the noise. y,” he testified. The shots flash, and the bullets, and I didn’t see any,” ade a click noise. floor shakes like in “I pulled it back, and it made an earthquake. And then I don’t know...” ther sobbed, as No one else As the boy spoke, his mother er and aunt, who jumps. The did Jonathan’s mother, father other ladies sat on the other side of the courtroom. Every cutor displayed act nonchatime his lawyer or the prosecutor d, the 14-year-old lantly, like the gun that killed his friend, er in his seat. they’re in a cringed and slumped further disco with ● ● ● ● music, strobe MY CLASSMATE PASSES ES me the same lights and a kind of gun that killed Jonathan than Lugger—a heavy drumbeat. .22-caliber semiautomatic. The magazine, Some seem to be empty but capable of holding ng 10 rounds, making friends as smells like gunpowder—a smell mell I recognize though it were the from a cap gun a neighbor boy used to fire first day of high when we played together on n our Brooklyn street. “Where do you keep a gun un to protect yourself at night?” a student dent asks. “You could have it under the mattress,” the teacher says. “I would ould never have it under the pillow because ause you could be dreaming...” The ladies giggle. I feel out ut of place, as though I’ve traveled to a country untry where everyone speaks a language I don’t understand. “Things happen,” the teacher cher says. One day he accidentally discharged ged his gun while n’t have a partner.” hunting. “Thank God I didn’t He explains that we mustt wear safety glasses and noise-reducing headsets when we enter the shooting area. We’llll also each get a target and 50 rounds. “Take these targets when you’re done,” he suggests, “put them on yourr front door, and other you. trust me, nobody’s gonna bother you.”” ding the need for I have trouble understanding use no one has self-protection, maybe because ever broken into my house. So far, bolting my ple security. front door has provided ample

straight and lining up the target through school. I had hoped to pair off with the the front and rear sights. “Fire on the blonde sitting next to me who described herself as coming from a police family and exhale,” he says. Who knew that practicing yoga for the living with a gun collection. But she went past 16 years would help to shoot a pistol? off with another woman. Using my yoga breath and bending to I end up partnering with a woman who anchor myself in a modified yoga-warrior wants to learn to shoot several guns she stance, I quickly get the swing of shootowns, including what she calls “a family ing and begin hitting the target. With piece, a sweet .38 special.” I feel relieved every shot, exhilaration replaces fear and not to be the lone single shooter. trepidation. I am succeeding. The coach I choose a shooting stall at the far end, r repeatedly shouts, “BULL’S-EYE.” I can thinking I will be less afraid if a gun shoot. Before long, I feel sad about is being fired only on one side of me. relinquishing my spot to my partner. But a silver-haired volunteer wearWhen my partner takes her turn, ing an NRA cap moves me to a stall the volunteer from Tiburon tells me wedged between two other Women on Target students and a teenage boy wearing ladies can practice for free on Wednesday nights at Bullseye. The range provides braces and shooting a 9 mm rifle. guns and lanes. Ladies need only buy Two students pair up with a coach. ammo. Mine is a tall, dark man who finished Then she adds, a friend must accomserving four-and-a-half-years in the U.S. pany every lady. You can’t shoot alone Marine Corps, including a tour in Falanymore, she says, lujah, Iraq, six months because in September before. My partner 2006, a 28-year-old San grew up shooting. She’s Francisco man went fired shotguns, a Lady “When I have people comRemington, rubber to the range alone and ing over,” ove the woman with bullets at San Quenkilled himself. The the .38 says,“I unload it.” tin and wants to try a cops had to come, and Glock 9 millimeter, like the suicide made a big the gun Jared Loughmess, she says, forcing ner allegedly used to the range to close for kill six people and wound 13, including inc several days before it could be cleaned up. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffo ● ● ● ● in Tucson in January. I LATER LEARN that the 2006 suicide As my partner fires, casings from was the fourth fatal shooting at the range her gun and from the teenager’s teenage in since its 1993 opening. In 1994, a 26-yearthe adjoining stall fall at their feet. old Larkspur man killed himself; in 1996, Hundreds of brass bullet coverings cov a 62-year-old Marinwood man fatally shot seem to accumulate at the boy boy’s himself; and in 1998, a 17-year-old San feet as he rapidly fires off shots at a Anselmo boy took his own life at Bullseye. black-and-white drawing of a buxom b Suicides are less likely to happen in the zombie while his father watches watches. One presence of friends, the Tiburon volunteer bounces off the boy’s blue jeans. says. The casings must be scalding hot. h Visions of the dark shooting range Remembering the teacher’s admoniadmo covered in blood remind me of my reluction to close our shirt collars, I tighten tig tance to play with guns. But I’m up again my scarf, sparkly with and shooting bull’s-eyes on the second of fringe and, ccome five targets. Bang. Bang. Bang. The coach to think of it, insays I’m good. My head swells. I entertain appropriat appropriate for a shooting range explaining my new sport to gun-fearing friends and family. and compl completely Still, the sound of gunfire continues incapable of o proto unnerve me, and I would just as soon tection against again a poker-hot, sp speeding take a hike or a yoga class as shoot a gun. In fact, I would prefer yoga or a hike or a bullet casing. book, for that matter. I do not wish to use My partner fin nishes a gun. I went years without eating aniher first round, an and I’m mals. Though I do eat meat now, I respect up. Gunfights in mo movies vegetarians and see absolutely no need for make me squirm. I rrecall the terror on the face of the the Second Amendment. Why do we need a right to bear arms? 14-year-old girl in True Tru Grit Bang. Bang. Bang. The semiautomatic when she meets her father’s fat allows constant firing for 10 rounds. I can killer while pointing a gun. g But she shoots. Will I be able? do this. Actually, I am enjoying hitting the targets. Maybe I will return on a WednesThe coach says to slightly slig day night with a friend. But would any of bend my knees and stand stan my friends accompany me to a shooting with my left foot in front fro of my right. Then he has m me lift range? I would never bring my kids... too dangerous. Or would I? the steel .22-caliber semiausem “You’re a good shot,” the coach 14 > tomatic keeping my wrist w MARCH 11 - MARCH 17, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 13

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CELEBRATIONS FOR ALL There’s more to St. Pat’s Day than green beer, especially in Marin where celebrating starts early. Barbecued chicken, for instance, is the draw at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Point Reyes Station (March 13, noon-4pm), a coastal custom. Folks of all ages gather at the Dance Palace for chicken dinners (pasta, too), salad and dessert; wine and beer are available for purchase. The fun includes a raffle with cash prizes, games and a downhome bake sale. Tickets, available at the door, are $18, $7 for kids... Special sweets for the saint’s day will be in good supply. SusieCakes in Greenbrae offers cookies and cupcakes frosted and decorated in green and white, a butter-toffee whiskey cream pie and St. Patty’s breakfast cake—brown butter/ oatmeal cake flavored with Irish whiskey and frosted with Irish coffee buttercream; 415/461-2253. Even the Italians will be getting into the spirit with bigne Irlandese (Irish cream puffs) from Emporio Rulli in Larkspur. These are four-leaf-clover-shaped cream puffs with a filling of Chantilly creme, dark chocolate bits and creme de menthesoaked ladyfingers; 415/924-7478... For traditional mayhem, head to Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant in Novato on March 17 where all through the day you’ll find Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, bagpipers and lots of brew; 415/898-HOPS. ANOTHER SAINT TO APPRECIATE March is the month when the feast of St. Giuseppe is observed, a day of indulgence in the middle of Lenten dieting. He’s the patron saint of families, the needy, the homeless— and pastry cooks. Heidi Krahling of Insalata’s in San Anselmo pays traditional homage with Saint Joseph’s Table, a huge feast created especially for families. It will take place March 20 with a buffet starring appetizers, seafood, roast meat, pasta and a separate extravagant dessert buffet of sweets. Service is 5-9pm; cost is $42 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Proceeds from the meal will be shared by St. Anselm’s Adopt-A-Family program and the Adopt-A-Family organization. Reservations are highly recommended for this popular festa; 415/457-7700. GEAR UP FOR SPRING You can see signs of the change of seasons in West Marin and The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead is ready with its new schedule of farm-to-table events. Coming up March 18 (10:30am2:30pm) is Perfect Pairings for Spring with chef Jill Silverman Hough. An author and teacher (Copia, other cooking schools), Hough has written two books on pairing wine and foods. She will prepare dishes like

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a perfect cheese course, duck breast with Cabernet sauce and Meyer lemon pudding cakes. After a tour of the farm and the cheesemaking facilities, students will have a guided cheese tasting and then class, followed by lunch. Cost is $75 per person; reserve by phone only at 800/591-6878. The full spring schedule is available at www. TREAT THOSE TASTE BUDS The monthly Homegrown Marin Market takes place this week (March 13, 11am5pm), a pop-up in the light-filled street level space at Marin Fencing Academy, 827 Fourth St., San Rafael. This venture is a launch pad for wannabe entrepreneurs in the food business, cooks from around the Bay Area who come together to showcase their goods. Many of them are passionate home cooks eager to test marketing skills. With ready-to-eat prepared foods and products to take home they provide a look at what’s newest on the scene. Admission for shoppers is a $5 membership at the door; for a $1 discount and more details go to ROLL OUT THE WELCOME MAT Another Indian restaurant has joined the downtown dining roster in Novato. Batika India Bistro is situated in the spot vacated by Portelli Rossi (868 Grant Ave.), bright with ethnic decor. Chef Anil Shahu offers cuisine influenced by the coastal cooking of Kerala, featuring seafood along with lamb and chicken. There are interesting selections for vegetarians (look for combo side dishes) and eight breads on the menu. Open daily, Batika serves a lunch buffet (11:30am-2:30pm) and dinner (5-10pm); a special Champagne brunch on the weekend is a bargain at $8.95; 415/895-5757. ✹ Contact Pat at

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MONDAY, MARCH 14 Wedding Wars These are engaged couples competing to win an elaborate wedding celebration. It’s really more “Wedding Battles.”The war doesn’t come until the in-laws start arguing about the seating chart. MTV. 9pm. Harry’s Law A man locks his wife in the basement to keep her from cheating on him and authorities have to decide whether it’s a crime or an idea for a really cool reality show! NBC. 10pm. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose The fact that these couples never actually stay together is a good thing. If they did stay together, it wouldn’t be a show as much as a breeding program. ABC. 10pm.

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Cool dry place A sobering moment for blues ace Charlie Musselwhite by G r e g Cahill


n the blues, a turnaround is a short rescuers were fighting to save her life. passage that heralds a change from “I was really moved by the life-andverse to chorus. The turnaround in death situation she was in,” he says. bluesman Charlie Musselwhite’s life ar“Suddenly, my own situation didn’t rived in a news flash over a car radio. amount to a hill of beans. I thought, He alludes to that moment in the what’s the problem, why can’t I get ontitle song to his recent Grammy-nomstage and do something I know how to inated album, The Well do perfectly well and (Alligator), which features have done a thousand soul singer Mavis Staples times? As a prayer COMING SOON and guitarist Dave Gonzafor her, I decided I Charlie Musselwhite les of the Paladins and the wasn’t going to drink performs Friday, March 11, Hacienda Brothers. until she got out of at 8pm—with Hot Tuna and “I had been working on the well. Jim Lauderdale—at the quitting drinking by cut“It took three days Marin Veterans’ Memorial ting down—that was my and when she got Auditorium in San Rafael. approach,” the 67-year-old out, I was out, too.” $20-$85. 415/499-6800. harmonica ace and MissisAfter two decades sippi native explains in a of booze and blues, soft Southern drawl durMusselwhite—known ing a phone call from the road. “My last for a down-and-dirty style—ditched hurtle was to get onstage sober without the booze and kept the blues. a drink.” “As soon as I quit drinking I thought, In 1987, he was driving to a gig, battling wow, what was all of that about?” he his demons when he heard a news report says. “Thinking about quitting was that Texas toddler Jessica McClure had harder than actually quitting. Immeditumbled down an abandoned well and ately, my life in every area—mentally,

When Musselwhite’s car radio brought news of little Jessica McLure’s perilous fall into a well, it slapped him sober—for good.

physically, in my relationships and in my music and business—just got better.” In the past 23 years, Musselwhite— reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers character, the harmonica playing Elwood—has recorded a string of critically acclaimed albums and garnered a slew of awards. Last year, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, becoming one of just a handful of white musicians to hold that honor.

He seemed born to play the blues. Musselwhite moved to Memphis as a kid and became immersed in the city’s diverse culture. He attended elementary school with Johnny Cash’s brother, Tommy, and lived down the street from the rockabilly legends Johnny Burnette and Slim Rhodes. “It was the first time I noticed a whole houseful of people with bloodshot eyes,” he told the Sun in 1990, recalling the late-night sessions at the Burnette household. In his teens, Musselwhite befriended many of Memphis’s legendary traditional bluesmen, including Furry Lewis and Will Shade. At 18, he packed a harmonica and headed for a factory job in Chicago. Instead, he found the urban blues in all its soulful, gritty glory commanding the nights at such black South Side juke joints as Pepper’s, the Blue Flame and C&J’s Lounge. He sat in with the likes of harmonica legend “Little Walter” Jacobs (who took Musselwhite under his wing), Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He soon became a much sought-after session player and sideman. “Yeah, I’d comb the clubs to find out where Little Walter was playing and then I’d show up,” he says. “He’d always invite me onstage and buy me a setup— you know, they’d bring you a little tray with a bowl of ice, some cherries, a glass and a pint of bourbon. “I’d just sit up there and drink the whole thing and play all night long.” With the release of The Well, Musselwhite marked more than two decades of sobriety—and his freedom. “Quitting drinking was like getting a reprieve from death row,” he says. “The message is, if I can do it, so can you—there is life after alcohol.” ✹ Sing the blues to Greg at Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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‘Rock of Ages,’ successfully maintaining the authenticity of ‘80s power ballads.

Every show has its thorn ‘Hate Myself for Loving You’ takes on new meaning with ode to ’80s rock by D av i d Te m p l e t o n


the big-hair rock music of the 1980s, uses om Cruise,” says Janet Billig some of the biggest hits of that period, Rich, “can totally rock!” By “rock,” Rich doesn’t just repurposing the songs to fit the story of a mean that Tom Cruise has the ability to wannabe rocker (played on Broadway, and perform at an exceptionally high level, as now in S.F., by American Idol’s Constantine when someone commends an associate for Maroulis) and his attempt to save a legenda job well done by saying, “Dude, you so to- ary Sunset Strip rock club. Stacee Jaxx (the tally rock!” Rich is a respected music-world character Cruise will play) is the narcissistic executive (at one point the youngest execu- rock star who agrees to play a show at the tive at Atlantic Records) who has managed club, leading to outrageous complications. All I can say is, with Rock of Ages havgroups like Nirvana, Hole and Dinosaur Jr., and is a core producer of the hit Broadway ing won fans as rabid and focused as the show Rock of Ages (just opened at the Cur- groupies at a Guns N’ Roses after-party, Cruise’s ran Theatre in rock abiliSan Francisco). ties had So when she better be says that Tom Cruise can rock, impeccashe means he ble. What makes Rock can, you know, so appealreally rock! “Oh, Tom ing to true ’80s music Cruise can sing,” Rich fans is its laughs. “He’s utter comgood! He’s gonmitment to the authenna blow peotic faceple’s minds!” melting As the Tonyn o m i n a t e d We have no doubt Cruise will ‘blow people’s minds’ in the movie version rock ’n’ roll Rock of Ages of ‘Rock of Ages.’ sounds it celebrates. sets up shop in Northern “It’s funCalifornia, having dazzled audiences from ny you say that, about rock ’n’ roll being L.A. to Broadway and back again, it has just ‘authentic,’” Rich remarks, “because from been announced that Tom Cruise has been day one, that’s always been our goal—to signed to appear in the upcoming movie make sure the music we put on stage was version of the show, also to feature Russell authentic. This is a rock show, a love letter Brand, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough and to the authentic, 1980s Sunset Strip rock Mary J. Blige. The show, a celebration of sound.”

“I imagine that making faces melt on Countdown” and “More Than Words.” Broadway wasn’t easy,” I observe. Rich “These are the band’s biggest songs, laughs. their signature songs. I promise you, “Oh my god!” she says. “Once you get we’re not making fun of them. We’re into the Broadway world, you’re dealing, of putting them up on a pedestal. There’s course, with all these Broadway people, and no reason to apologize for loving them. they want to Broadway-fy everything. A There’s no reason to apologize for loving rock guitar turns into some Poison or Whitesnake.” tinny-sounding, Broadway A bold statement. But NOW PLAYING show-tune guitar. We had clearly, Rich is not alone. Rock of Ages runs through to work really hard to keep Dubbed “Mamma Mia April 9 at the Curran Theatre, our vision alive.” for dudes,” the show has 445 Geary St. in San Francisco. Keeping it real meant managed to attract ticket Visit for ticket recruiting musicians who buyers who have never information. knew the music like the seen a Broadway show in tattoos on their forearms. their lives. Rich went to extraordinary “You know what’s hilengths to fit her rock-shaped peg into larious?” Rich asks. “Over the trajectory the Broadway-shaped hole—and she did of creating Rock of Ages, I’ve had lots of it. During the initial Broadway run, the friends from the rock business come to show’s guitarist was Jack Blades, singer see the show, and my hippest, coolest and bassist in Night Ranger. In the San friends go in totally keeping themselves Francisco run (running now through April at a distance, saying, ‘I’ll go see the show 9), the show’s drummer plays with David because you’re working so hard on it and Bowie’s band. it’s so important to you—but I know I’m “One might wonder,” I speculate, care- not going to like it.’ And then they’re the fully, “why so much fidelity was given to first ones up on their feet cheering, with these particular songs, songs that at best the lighter in hand, losing their minds— are seen as guilty pleasures, and at worst... Tom Morello, Rob Zombie, just losing are called very bad names. What made you their minds, loving every minute.” think songs like But isn’t ‘Don’t Stop that always Believin,’ and what hap‘Hit Me With pens when Your Best Shot’ your face belonged on has just been Broadway?” melted by the “ W e l l , sheer, awethose songs some power were always a of rock? The smidge away question is, from a show will all of that tune anyway,” power work Rich replies. ‘There’s no reason to apologize for loving Poison’... but a little remorse on the big “They’re big wouldn’t hurt. screen? stories, with “I think big emotions. this movie has That’s the kind of song that works really potential to become one of the greatest well on the stage. rock ’n’ roll movies of all time,” Rich “As far as this music being a ‘guilty says. “I think it’s gonna go down in hispleasure,’” she continues, “I think because tory as something truly special.” these songs are just so simple... and big... “Bigger than... Rocky Horror Picture and fun. People want to tell you, ‘Oh, in Show?” I ask. the ’80s I was only listening to the Cure “Sure,” she laughs. “People bring and Elvis Costello and U2 and the Police,’ up Rocky Horror all the time because acting all, you know, smart. Because the it also created the kind of cult energy big power ballads are somehow beneath that Rock of Ages has. But do you want them. The critics never gave those songs to know the big thing they both have any love, and the Rock and Roll Hall of in common? Rock of Ages is about to Fame never gave those bands any love.” have its own midnight show! This is In Rock of Ages, those songs do generthe first time ever that we’ve done this, ate a certain irresistible charm when all and we’re doing it in San Francisco on put together. It might be easy to tease April 7. I don’t know of any Broadway one or two of these tunes when you show that’s ever done a midnight percatch it all by itself, but taken together, formance. But if any show can make it the songs in Rock of Ages are like 20 tons work, it’s Rock of Ages!” ✹ of nostalgic dynamite exploding out of Dazzle David at your tape deck and all over the stage. “These songs, the ones we use in the It’s your movie, speak up at show, are the jewels in the crown,” Rich ›› says about “Oh Sherrie,” “The Final MARCH 11 - MARCH 17, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 21

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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. ● Battle: Los Angeles (1:56) An invading force of flying saucers finds Earth’s great cities easy pickings…until they meet up with a platoon of LA-based army grunts. ● Beastly (1:35) “Beauty and the Beast” revisited as a Manhattan princeling cursed with ugliness seeks true love to restore his former cuteness. ● Black Swan (1:43) Darren Aronofsky’s gripping drama about a driven prima ballerina (Natalie Portman) facing an uncertain future. ● Carbon Nation (1:26) Documentary looks at the escalating climate crisis and what all of us are, can and should be doing about it. ● Carmen 3D Experience Bizet’s powerful tale of lust, jealousy and revenge in three sizzling dimensions! ● Cedar Rapids (1:26) A hayseed insurance agent finds himself at a no-holds-barred convention in wicked Cedar Rapids…yikes! ● 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. ● Garbo the Spy (1:27) Compelling look at master spy Juan Pujol, a WWII double agent who just may’ve saved the world from Nazi domination. ● Gnomeo & Juliet (1:24) The Bard’s timeless tale of star-crossed love reconceived as a kids’ cartoon about rival garden statuary. ● 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. ● I Am (1:18) Documentary follows Hollywood moviemaker Tom Shadyac as he searches for meaning after a life-altering experience. ● I Am Number Four (1:44) An alien on the run escapes his pursuers by posing as your typical spooky brainiac American hunk. ● Inside Job (1:48) Gripping documentary about the unbridled capitalism and political hanky panky that led to the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. ● 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. ● 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. ● 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. ● Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (1:40) Abigail Breslin stars as the spunky kid reporter, defending the helpless and searching for the elusive truth. ●

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The Last Lions Dazzling doc follows an intrepid lioness as she protects her cubs from an array of daunting enemies. ● Lord of the Dance 3D Irish twinkle-toes Michael Flatley and his crew of captivating colleens clog and cavort in three terpsichorean dimensions. ● LA Phil: Dudamel Conducts Tchaikovsky (2:30) Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall it’s Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a totally Pyotr program of symphonic poetry. ● Mars Needs Moms (1:28) Disney cartoon about a plucky 8-year-old who goes after the Martians who kidnapped his mama. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride (3:00) Plácido Domingo rattles the rafters in Gluck’s tuneful take on the ancient Greek fable. ● National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2:30) Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle stages a spectacular new version of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, broadcast from London on the big, big screen. ● 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. ● Of Gods and Men (2:00) Fact-based French drama about the tenuous good fellowship between Christian monks living in Morocco and their Muslim neighbors. ● Rango (1:47) Cartoon comedy about a suburban chameleon who finds himself in the Wild West, grappling with ornery desert critters. ● Red Riding Hood (1:49) Saucy, suspenseful postmodern retelling of the vintage fairy tale stars Amanda Seyfried as the picnicpacking scarlet-frocked heroine. ● Take Me Home Tonight (1:54) Aimless youth Topher Grace embarks on a wild night of lust, liquor and getting’ down as adulthood rears its ugly head. ● Tarzan Finds a Son! (1:22) The (tiny) sole survivor of a jungle plane crash is adopted by the Lord of the Apes, who doesn’t know that the kid is heir to a fortune! ● Tiny Furniture (1:38) Laugh-packed, unflinchingly honest film fest fave about a young woman’s post-college trials and tribulations. ● 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. ● Unknown (1:49) Dr. Liam Neeson finds himself stripped of his identity and pursued by ruthless assassins on an otherwise pleasant jaunt to Berlin. ● Waste Land (1:38) Oscar-nominated documentary about artist Vik Muniz and the beauties he unearths from a massive Brazilian landfill. ● White Material (1:45) Isabelle Huppert stars in Claire Denis’s poetic look at a French family caught up in African civil and racial conflict. ●

›› MOViE TiMES The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:05 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:10, 12:35, 1:55, 3:25, 4:50, 6:15, 7:40, 9:05, 10:20 SunThu 11:10, 12:35, 1:55, 3:25, 4:50, 6:15, 7:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 2:35, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:10, 7 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 ❋ Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) Century Cinema: 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:10 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 12:30, 2, 3:10, 4:45, 5:55, 7:25, 8:40, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 1, 4, 7, 10 Beastly (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:40, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:25, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:45 Black Swan (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11:15, 5 Sun 11:15 Wed 11:10 ❋ Carbon Nation (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 8 (filmmaker in person) Mon, Thu 3:10 Carmen 3D (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Tue-Wed 11am Cedar Rapids (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25 Sun-Tue, Thu 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10 Wed 12:10, 2:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:40, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:40, 4:30, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7 The Fighter (R) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 2:40, 7:55 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri, Mon-Tue, Thu 7:30 Sat-Sun 2:20, 7:30 ❋ Garbo the Spy (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 5, 7, 9 Sat 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Sun-Thu 7, 9 Gnomeo & Juliet (G) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 4:25, 8:55; 3D showtimes at 2:10, 6:35 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 2:25, 4:50 Hall Pass (R) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 I Am (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center:

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Fri 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Sat-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: 12:15, 5:15, 10:10 Inside Job (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 2:20 Sat 5:30 Sun 5:15 Mon-Wed 7:30 Just Go With It (PG-13) ★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:45 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G) Century Northgate 15: 1:05, 7; director’s cut at 4:10, 9:50 The King’s Speech (R) ★★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-Mon, Thu 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:30 TueWed 4:30, 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7:10 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:40, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sun-Thu 1:20, 4:10, 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 Mon-Thu 4, 6:50 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (G) Lark Theater: Sat 2:30 Sun 3 ❋ LA Phil: Dudamel Conducts Tchaikovsky (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sun 2 ❋ The Last Lions (PG) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 Sun-Thu 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05 ❋ Lord of the Dance 3D (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 11:35, 2:10, 4:35, 7:20 ❋ Mars Needs Moms (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 9:30; 3D showtime at 7:15 Sat-Sun 11:45, 5, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:15 Mon-Thu 9:15; 3D showtime at 7 Century Northgate 15: 11:20, 1:35, 3:55, 6:10, 8:25; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:15, 4:35, 6:45, 9:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 2:15, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 4:45, 9:30, 11:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:50, 2:55, 5, 7:05, 9:15 Sun-Thu 12:50, 2:55, 5, 7:05 The Metropolitan Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 ❋ National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

(Not Rated) Lark Theater: Thu 7:30 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, Wed, Thu 6:45, 8:45 Tue 8:45 ❋ Of Gods and Men (PG-13) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 Rango (PG) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:10 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 1, 2:25, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9:05, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 CinéArts at Marin: FriSat 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7:20 Mon-Thu 5, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 3:30, 6:05, 8:40 Sun-Thu 1, 3:30, 6:05 ❋ Red Riding Hood (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:30, 8, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 12:20, 1:55, 2:45, 4:20, 5:10, 6:45, 7:35, 9:10, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 1:10, 4, 6:40, 9:20 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:40 Take Me Home Tonight (R) Century Northgate 15: 2:50, 7:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 ❋ Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 3 (includes special and sound effects presentation by Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron) ❋ Tiny Furniture (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 9:15 Sun 7:30 Tue, Thu 1 True Grit (PG-13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 5:25 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 5, 10:10 SunTue, Thu 5 Unknown (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue, Thu 2:10, 7:55 Sun 7:55 Wed 2:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 7:05, 9:55 Waste Land (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 4:50 Tue, Wed 3:10 ❋ White Material (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 7 Sun 12:45 MonThu 5:15

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

Lena Dunham is all about the ennui in ‘Tiny Furniture,’ opening Friday at the Lark.


F R I D AY M A R C H 1 1 — F R I D AY M A R C H 1 8 Beware the Ives of March! Because you won’t want to miss the Ives Quartet’s program of Mozart, Porter and Schubert this Sunday in Mill Valley.

Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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

Live music 03/11: Afromassive and Berel Alexander Afrobeat funk fusion ensemble featuring members of Albino. 10pm. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091 . 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. 03/12: Bob Hill Band Rock. 9pm. $10-15 George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 03/12: Dale Polissar and Bart Hopkin Jazz clarinet and guitar. 7-10pm. $10 minimum. Saylor’s Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512.

03/12: Dan Hicks Kollege of Musical Knowl-

edge Musical revue. 8:30-11:30pm. $25-40. Palm Ballroom - Seafood Peddler, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. 03/12: The English Beat Ska. 10pm. $20-22. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091 . 03/12: Music with Matt Jaffe Singer/ songwriter event with Caroline DeLone, Amanda Golden and Matt Jaffe Trio. 8pm. $8-12. 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

03/12: New Rising Sons with Boudeeka Rock. 8:30-11:30pm. $7. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Fort Baker/Marin Headlands, Sausalito.

03/12: Ron Thompson and The Resistors Blues. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 6622219. 03/12: Ted and Stu Silverman 2-4pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. 03/13: Beso Negro Original gypsy swing. 5pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219.

03/13: Lonestar Retrobates and Emily Bonn and the Vivants Americana. 3-6pm. $8. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Sausalito. 497-0671. 03/13:Steve Malerbi Jazz. Chromatic harmonica. With Alex Markels, guitar; Jack Prendergast, bass. 5:30-8:30pm. No cover. Rickey’s

BEST BET Blues Friday It’s pretty remarkable that Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen are still performing together. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers first started jamming together as teens, then were in on the ground floor of the ‘60s psychedelic scene as part of Jefferson Airplane and, during that time, formed Hot Tuna (which actually opened some shows for the Airplane) in order to continue playing the blues-influenced music they loved. Unlike many dinosaur acts still trotting out the same old stuff, these two continue to hone their craft. Don’t miss the opportunity to experi- Kaukonen and Casady’s friendship ence superb musicianship—no flashy sets or dates back much further than this 1979 album cover. multiple “costume” changes—March 11, when HOT TUNA BLUES comes to San Rafael. Awardwinning harmonica blues legend Charlie Musselwhite (read Greg Cahill’s conversation with Musselwhite, page 20), along with Grammy-winner Jim Lauderdale, will join in for a smokin’ hot evening of electric and acoustic blues. Friday, March 11, 8pm, Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. Friends of Marin Center host a post-concert Bring on the Blues party with Hot Tuna and local musical and artistic luminaries. Ticket info: 415/499-6800 or After-party info:—Carol Inkellis

Restaurant, 250 Entrada, Novato. 883-9477. 03/14: Blue Monday Jam Jesse Kincaid, Jerome Phillips and Gail Muldrow host. 8-11pm. Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr at Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899.

03/15: Dick Fregulia’s Bill Evans Tribute Trio Fregulia, piano; Piro Patton, bass; Bill Moody, drums. 7:30-10:30pm. Free. Caffe DiVino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito,. 293-2978. 03/16: Primavera Latin Jazz Band Latin jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www. 03/17: Debirah Winters Jazz. With Jean Michel Hure. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

03/17: Honeydust, Ellen Elizabeth and Vintage City, Elephant Listening Project Original rock. 8pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www. 03/17: The Machiavelvets Funk, rock. 9pmmidnight. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax.

03/18: Beautiful Losers,Tres Mojos, Gabby

Lala Folk, Electronica and world music. 8pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 03/18: Cello Joe Cello, beatboxing, looping. 9pm. No cover. Hopmonk Tavern, 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 03/18: Mwanza Furaha Jazz. 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. The Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael. 419-5739. 03/18: Tom Rigney and Flambeau Cajun. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219.

Concerts 03/11: Chris Caswell’s St. Patrick’s Performance Celtic harp, whistle, pipes and drum. 7:30-9:30pm. $10-20. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457- 4191. www.

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 Uni-

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger marks Woody Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth London wander and while not filled with the breathless moments of Match Point, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never less than high entertainment from the master. (Why do we always compare Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest with his past triumphs? Is that his Annie Hall curse?) As usual, the ever-twisting tangle of human relationships has a wide rangeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;say, Macbeth Allen, shielding himself from a vicious attack by Dr. to Pinocchio?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;all laced in the gently Hannibal Lecter. comic and ironic. Here, the impressive ensemble carries the day: Anthony Hopkins, seldom more vulnerable, plays dad to Naomi Watts, while abandoning her mother, Gemma Jones, to start a new life and family with a blonde â&#x20AC;&#x153;working-girl,â&#x20AC;? Lucy Punch. Naomi has eyes for her boss, Antonio Banderas, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s married to Josh Brolin, a loser who lusts for the girl in the window. Round and round the â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you wish upon a starâ&#x20AC;? ambitions and the folly of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything your heart desires will come to youâ&#x20AC;? passions play out, some more successfully than others. Like an evening of good theater, you take away the resonant moments to rethink those bits.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Richard Gould versity, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 383-0930. 03/12: Singing in Circle Kate Munger, Terry Garthwaite, Becky Reardon, and Melanie DeMore will be leading a day of spirited and compassionate song. 11am-4pm. $25-60. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. www. 03/13: Get Your Glee On â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Broadway Sing-Along: From Broadway to Hollywood and Back,â&#x20AC;? a campy, entirely enjoyable evening of show tune fun. 5pm. $22-26. the Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. 03/13: Ives Quartet The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents a concert featuring works by Mozart, Quincy, Porter and Schubert. 5pm. $25. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 381-4453. www. 03/13: Marin Symphony â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love, Sex & Soaps!â&#x20AC;? Bernsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Stookeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zipperz with Broadway performers, and concert finale with famous opera choruses and overtures. 7:30-10pm. $29-70, students half price. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 479-8100. 03/18: Turtle Island String Quartet "Have You Ever Been...?" Interpreted works by Jimi Hendrix. 8pm. $25-35. Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.

Dance 03/16: English Country Dance in Marin Dance spirited,graceful folk dances of the English countryside. Live music, experienced callers, refreshments. No partner needed. Third Wednesdays; 4/20, 5/18, 6/15. 7-9:30pm. $10. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 485-3333.

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and performed by alternative theater icon Robert Ernst about the mortgage crisis, multiple personali-

ties, and love in rush-hour traffic. 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 4pm Sun. $28. AlterTheater, 888 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-2787. 03/17: NT LIVE:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) returns to his theater roots, while making his National debut, directing a new adaptation of Mary Shelleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous novel with the National Theater of London. 7:3010:30pm. $30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. 03/18: Is Ennybody Home? Sheilah Glover returns by popular demand with her witty one-woman show. 8pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600 . 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. Through 03/13: Les Miserables Marin Youth Performers production of the musical. Friday, March 11, at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 12, at 2pm; Sunday, March 13. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. Through 03/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Detective Storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Sidney Kingsley. Directed by James Dunn. 8pm March 11-12 and March 18-19; 2pm March 13, 19-20. $10-20. College of Marin Drama, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 485-9385.

Comedy 03/12: Bay Area Playback Witness audience membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; true life stories being spontaneously performed by one of the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading improv troupes. 8-9:30pm. $15-18. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael.

03/16: Comedy Wednesday with Joe Klocek, Cory Robinson and Friends Standup. 8pm. $10. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

Art 03/16-04/15: 'Nature's Palette' Art in various media capturing extraordinary moments in nature.

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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:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dance, Music and Flowersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin Society of Artists juried exhibit of MSA members. 11am-4pm. Marin Society of Artists, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. Through 03/26: Fred Lyon Photographic visual journey through the streets of San Francisco and Sausalito in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40s-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s as seen through the lens of an S.F. native. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 3323871.

Through 03/30: Senior Lunch Group Art Show Group exhibition showcasing watercolors, paintings, pastels and photographs of artists from the SGVCC weekly Senior Lunch. Opening reception 4-7pm March 13. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. Through 04/03:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beasts and Beautiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lucy 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. 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.

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Exhibition of paintings by Melissa Adkison. 8am7pm. Free. Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000. Through 04/10: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. Through 04/17: New Exhibitions 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. 8680330. Through 04/21: Winter 2011 Exhibit With featured artists Donna Solin, Ronile Valenza, Sharon Sittloh, and Bernard Healey. Open weekdays. 11am-4pm. 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. www. Through 05/02:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Land and Lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kay Carlson, oils on canvas. Monday-Tuesday 7am-3pm; Wednesday-Sunday 8am-10pm. Free. Two Bird Cafe, Anthony Miceli Gallery, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105.

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Rafael. 458-3202. 03/17: Intro to Buddhism, Part 3 Reverend Carol Himaka will explain the concept of Sangha. 7:30-9:30pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-1173.

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Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292.

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Community Events (Misc.) 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. 03/12: Marin County Antique Show Shop for collectibles, vintage jewelry, furniture knowing that your purchases are helping to save our natural resources. 10am-6pm. $6. Marin Center, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 383-2252.

03/12: 27th Annual Run For the Seals Marine Mammal Center's annual fun run/walk and fundraiser. 7:30am-5pm. $20-35. 2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito. 289-SEAL. www.

03/16: Jodi Picoult with musician Ellen Wilber â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sing You Home.â&#x20AC;? Picoult explores

03/12: Spring Labyrinth Walk with Live Music Multimedia labyrinth walk with Martin

what it means for her to be gay in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. 7pm. Free. Dominican University, Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 927-0960.

Gregory, piano and Cindy Pavlinac, viola; photos of sacred places. Celebrate spring. Families welcome. 7-9pm. $5-15. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 479-4131.

03/17: Kay Ryan, Jane Hirshfield, Ellery Akers Reading The Marin Poetry Center

03/13: 55th Annual St. Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ & Raffle

presents readings from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Place that Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed.â&#x20AC;? 7:309pm. $3-5. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. 03/17: Sara Wheeler â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Magnetic North.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Fabulous 55th Annual Fundraiser. Includes BBQ chicken dinner, barbeque oysters ,cash raffle, silent auction, bake sale, live music. Noon-4pm. Dance Palace Community Center, 5th and B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1139.

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03/11: Jennifer Fosberry â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Name is Not Alexander.â&#x20AC;? 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

03/13:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Symphony of the Soil:â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Film Preview and Talk with Deborah Koons Garcia Deborah Koons Garcia previews clips from her new film. Presented by Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT). 4-6pm. $10-15. Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 663-1158. www.malt. org/programs 03/13: Sunday Salon World Cinema The Lark in association with the Emeritus Program at College of Marin presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cinema of Repression: The Czech Film Miracle.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Closely Observed Trains.â&#x20AC;? (1968). 10:15am-1pm. $15-25. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. 03/14: Monday Night at the Movies â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Civil Action.â&#x20AC;? (1998). Starring John Travolta. 7:30-9pm. 28 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 11 - MARCH 17, 2011


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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Big news this week as Uranus (the planet of excitement, anarchy and experimentation) has entered your sign. The next seven years bring significant changes into your life. Aries is a sign that understands the Uranus desire to rebel and break free from the old and outworn. It’s not yet your birthday, but you already feel like reinventing yourself. As for the weekend time change, waking up an hour earlier won’t be easy for you—start practicing now. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Being the down-to-earth type, you sometimes ignore your imagination in favor of listening to your common sense. But the sector of your chart ruling dreams and visions is highly motivated this week. You do not want to stick to the rules—you want to invent your own. This is definitely a departure from the norm. Choosing flexibility over stability is a new direction for you. Enjoy the journey, no matter what the destination. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Now that your ruler (brainy Mercury) has moved into the fearless sign of Aries, you are encouraged to do something exciting with your ideas. Instead of daydreaming, put those visionary concepts into action. As innovative Uranus follows Mercury into your house of future hopes, the time is right to start planning any radical transformations that could enhance your life. Cue Mr. Bowie: “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes....” CANCER (June 21 - July 21) The reentry of clever Mercury and progressive Uranus into your career house can help you escape a dead-end job—either by reinventing or moving on to something more exciting. Security is important to you, but it comes through the value of your own talents, not from trust in the loyalty of a corporation. Your sign thrives in owning or managing a small business. Your innate skill in perceiving the needs of the public brings in the customers, your nurturing understanding keeps them coming back. LEO (July 22 - August 22) If you can tear yourself away from work, you should enjoy exploring new territory. The time to expand your horizons is now—taking a class, learning a foreign language or taking a trip to somewhere you’ve never been. Write down your goals. As your ruler, the creative Sun, spends the rest of the week in the imaginative sign of Pisces, your ideas are vivid and original. Then, when spring officially arrives, you are ready to hit the ground running. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Freedom is the theme this week, so cancel any plans that require you to stay inside chained to a desk. Convince the boss that you need to do research—preferably while strolling through a park. Tell your sweetie that taking separate vacations could be GOOD for your relationship. Gently inform your sister before her trip to Hawaii that you won’t be available to dog-sit her neurotic indoor Chihuahua. Good luck with that last one... LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) You again struggle to balance two opposing forces—your desire to be independent with your need to be accommodating to others. You should work on being accommodating to YOU. Use the objectivity of your ruler (Venus) in Aquarius to tone down any self-criticism that has been making your life less than delightful. It is the rather corny New Age concept that happens to be true: When you like yourself, everyone else likes you too. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Once you decide to do something, you do it with fervor. This week, the urge to revolutionize your daily routines, eating habits and exercise regime strikes. You may feel that everything must be done at once, but you actually have seven years to complete these transformations. Meanwhile, the active duo of the playful Sun and feisty Mars wants you to allow time for fun this week. Cancel the boot camp fitness classes and go hiking with your sweetie instead. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) You can get enthusiastic about many things, including romance. This week you get lucky in love. This may mean that your current squeeze is going to shower you with affection, or that the love of your life is finally available and interested. Those with a creative project in the works should be inspired to take it beyond the ordinary into the extraordinary. Assuming, of course, that your love life doesn’t take up all your time. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Pluto brings intensity into your life. This can be enthralling or terrifying, depending on your current circumstances. Whatever is going on with you at the moment is probably a bit heavy. Romance is not lighthearted. Your career is not “fun.” Your home life has Twilight Zone written all over it. In better news, comforting Venus influences your ruler, serious Saturn, on Monday. Use that extra hour of daylight for something besides work. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Since you are looking for any excuse to celebrate, you are delighted when daylight saving time kicks into effect over the weekend. Although technically you “lose” an hour of sleep, the amount of daylight time available for after-work activities increases. Sociable Venus in your sign suggests taking full advantage of this by meeting up with your pals for outdoor fun. It is March, so don’t forget your rain boots. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) As your zodiac celebration continues, energetic Mars and the playful Sun are putting you in a lively mood. Meanwhile, spontaneous Uranus has joined clever Mercury and lucky Jupiter in your money house. Look for sudden opportunities to increase your wealth via wit, flexibility and simply being in the right place at the right time. 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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) 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 Clerk-Recorder 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)


PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126238 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ESSENCE DAY SPA, 1016 C ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARY STAWSKI, 256 DONAHUE ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 16, 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 3, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126145 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AINT’T MISBEHAVIN’, 172 PICNIC AVE. UPPER, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KEVIN M. PRICE, 172 PICNIC AVE. UPPER, 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

14, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126239 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MI PRODUCTO FAVORITO, 159 SHENANDOAH PLACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: VELOSO CORPORATION, 159 SHENANDOAH PLACE, 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 March 3, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126228 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NOURISH AT HARBOR POINT, 475 E. STRAWBERRY DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: THE CLUB AT HARBOR POINT, LLC., 475 E. STRAWBERRY DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126253 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CITY CYCLE OF SAN FRANCISCO, 702 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CALI LORIEN LLC., 702 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. 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 March 4, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126263 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SCAN AUTO, 33 UNIT J HAMILTON DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: GARRETT MAC GABHANN, 33 ROSSARIO RD., FOREST KNOLLS, C 94933. 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 March 7, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126250 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as QUIET TOYS, 21 GREENWOOD COVE DR., TIBURON, CA 94920: LAURIE ANN VAR, 21 GREENWOOD COVE DR., TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 March 4, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126191 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JOLIE, 800 REDWOOD HWY. STE #114, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: WILD AT HEART, 6 ROSEBANK LN., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011)


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 ON SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE. (Pacific Sun: March 4, 11, 18, 2011) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Date of Filing Application: FEBRUARY 22, 2011. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: JIAN LI. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 937 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 ON SALE BEER AND WINE Eating Place. (Pacific Sun: March 11, 18, 25, 2011)

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A recent column of yours really ticked me off. You stated, “While men can have sex without an emotional connection, women generally need to feel emotionally close to their partner first.” You could not be more WRONG. I’m a very good-looking and fit man, and I would never have sex with someone I didn’t have feelings for. To further prove my point, I know just as many high-class women who have sex with men they do not have feelings for! So women are just as guilty as men. There is no “generally” about it.—A Real Man


When a heterosexual man has a one-night stand, which three words best describe how he’s likely to feel afterward: “used, degraded, dirty” or “lucky, lucky, lucky!”? Many women say they can hook up and walk away like men do, and they probably believe that. It seems kind of uncool to be all emotional when you want to be tough and all “no big deal” about casual sex. But we all get our marching orders from our genes. Some of these are unisex, like, “Yoohoo, sharp teeth to your left. Better run!” But there are also separate sets of directives for men and women, corresponding to our physiological differences. In What Women Want—What Men Want, anthropologist John Townsend explains, “Because women can be impregnated and abandoned and men cannot, women’s emotions evolved to evaluate the quality and reliability of male investment. These emotions act as an alarm system that urges women to test and evaluate investment and remedy deficiencies even when they try to be indifferent to investment.” Yes, this “Dad or Cad?” detector women have seems to be missing the all-important on-off switch. In one of Townsend’s studies, he found that even when women just wanted to hump and dump a guy, sex “made them feel vulnerable, and thoughts crossed their minds like ‘Does he care about me, is sex all he was after, will he dump me in the morning?’ These thoughts were difficult to suppress.” They’re also especially disheartening to young women who’ve been taught that “gender is a social construct” and who conflate being equal under the law with being the same. Sure, girls can do lots of things boys can do... but should they? Hooking up with some random himbo seems like a bad idea if your “I am woman, hear me roar” typically gives way to “I am woman’s genes, hear me whimper that we hope he’ll call us in the morning.” Don’t mistake this as a call for prudery. I’m not suggesting that women who want no-strings sex trade their NuvaRings for chastity rings. And, regarding your contention that there’s no “generally” about men, women and casual sex—sure, there are exceptions: men who get all emo afterward and women who wish that the guy would evaporate already. Studies don’t explain every person; they paint a picture of the average person. There are women who can’t have casual sex (they can’t help but get attached), but the research suggests to me that some women might just need to differentiate between casual sex and too-casual sex. When a woman isn’t up for a boyfriend (or spending a year with her knees crossed), maybe a “friends with benefits” thing could work for her—if it’s a friend she’s known and trusted for more than the 26 minutes he spent chatting her up after “last call.”


We all have our indulgences, but how much porn is too much? My boyfriend has hundreds of porn bookmarks in his smart phone. He showed them off to me at dinner and said there were 300. Is having so many a sign that it’s less about amusement than it is about compulsive behavior? By the way, he’s generally a collector of things.—The Girlfriend


A guy can show his girlfriend his Hot Wheels collection and she’s unlikely to start fretting that he’ll be having sex with her but picturing Bobby Unser. And then there’s your boyfriend, who’s turned the Android into his Porndroid. He may or may not have a porn problem. It’s a problem for you if you feel you aren’t getting enough time, sex and attention. But what’s definitely a problem is the hostility and passive-aggressiveness of a boyfriend who can’t just watch on the sly; he has to stick it in his girlfriend’s face. Is this really somebody you want to spend a lot more time with? If not, the next time he shoves his phone across the dinner table and asks, “Seen the position of the day?” you might show him one of your own—one you like to call doggie bag-style: woman, from behind, carrying the rest of her dinner out the restaurant door to go find a guy who’s nice to her. ✹ © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Pacific Sun Weekly 03.11.2011 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the March 11, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

Pacific Sun Weekly 03.11.2011 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the March 11, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly