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GREG MORTENSON Co-author of the number-one bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson is a humanitarian, international peacemaker, former mountaineer, and co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute, which promotes education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson has gone on to establish more than 90 schools in rural and often volatile regions of those two countries. Through his nonprofits, the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, Mortenson has built schools that provide a rare opportunity for education to more than 38,000 children, including 27,000 girls.

Three Cups of Tea has sold more than three million copies in 34 countries. It has been used in more than 90 colleges and universities as a freshman, honors or campus-wide read. His recent book, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is a sequel to Three Cups of Tea. >> www.stonesintoschools.com

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›› LETTERS Guns are just like a spatula— a spatula that shoots people... The provocative, if not wholly accurate, image.

military. How healthy do you think Libya’s Second Amendment rights are? Lastly, the artwork on the cover is quite provocative and I like it. However the shooter with her finger in the trigger guard does not have her finger on the correct part of the trigger. The meaty part of the tip, not the joint will yield more accurate results, and should be pointed away from the shooter’s face. Joseph Brooke,San Quentin

Ronnie get your gun

Wow, please let me compliment the very well-written piece by Ronnie Cohen [“A Girl and a Gun,” March 11]. I thought the author effectively brought her own reservations regarding guns, gun ownership and opposing opinions with masterful skill. I personally see guns as a tool just like anything else—a whisk, spatula or shovel. I however would like to point out two things: First, to her question, “... see absolutely no need for the Second Amendment. Why do we need a right to bear arms?” Please allow me to offer two reasons. The author is clearly a person who is well read in history and I offer the tragic events of Kent State. United States military firing on civilian populations? Not in my lifetime; and I will risk my life defending lawful assembly. Freedom is not cheap. It comes with a price. What price are you willing to pay? Second, look what is happening in Libya... civilians are being slaughtered by air strikes from the military, yes the same soldiers and airmen who took an oath to protect the very same people being killed by their own

Very good article on guns by Ronnie Cohen—well written and researched from the perspective of a woman who came as an interloper sent by her editor—the enemy, who never wanted to shoot, who sees no need for the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Thankfully we have the Second Amendment, which deterred the Japanese military from invading the United States during World War II, and assures the people that the power of our government will always remain with the people. I, too, grew up during World War II, was called to active duty during the Cold War and was taught to shoot and protect our airplanes on the line. Later as a civilian I never had a firearm and, like you, was moved by the murders of John, Robert and Martin. Only recently have I realized that having and owing a firearm requires the owner to become competent and remain competent, in both safety in use—safety in storage and security of the firearm. The Women on Target program is a group of certified volunteers that assist others, especially women, in acquiring competency in the handling for use and storage of firearms so that accidents don’t

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Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Paul. You raise some good points about the safety consciousness of many Marin gun owners. One item that piqued our curiosity was your suggestion that civilian gun ownership deterred the Japanese from invading the United States during World War II. From what our high school history teacher taught us—and we wouldn’t want to be in your shoes if you question Mrs. Gockel—the Empire of the Sun never had any plans to invade Hawaii or the mainland. The Japanese commanders’ goal was control of the eastern Pacific, not a hopeless land war with Americans. Imperial Japan was rolling the dice that we’d be preoccupied with the war in Europe and let ’em have their way with the Pacific Islands—and all the resources that came with them. As history proved, such was not the case...

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Every year with Best of Marin, we ask the winners to join us for a BOM photo shoot. Those who attend dress in theme-appropriate attire and pose in wholly dignified vignettes—cavorting, frolicking and camping it up for our team of professional photographers. We make every effort to include everyone who attends the shoot in the Best of Marin issue, but this year our tee shot veered straight into the water—as the photogenic folks from the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course were left on the cutting room floor. So let’s get this drive back onto the green—here’s the photo of our readers’ pick for Best Golf Course.

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roperty owners along a 4.5-mile stretch of San Pedro Road in San Rafael will soon receive ballots in the mail that reflect the new way of doing municipal business—and signal a potential fracture between have- and have-not neighborhoods. In 2008, a group of residents living near San Pedro Road decided the decrepit condition of the medians along the stretch of San Pedro needed attention after being neglected for decades. About two-thirds of the medians are in the city’s jurisdiction; the remaining one-third is within the county’s territory. In pre-economic-decline days, the residents might have sought help from the city and county to rehabilitate the medians, replant them and install irrigation. Instead, in the post-decline real-world paradigm, neighborhoods wanting improvements for non-essential services must increasingly take on the responsibilities—and costs—for doing things such as rehabilitating medians. The culmination of the Point San Pedro Medians Committee’s efforts will come next week, when a memorandum of understanding will be presented to the City Council. At the April 4 meeting, councilmembers will be able to approve the memorandum, which outlines the city’s responsibility in a project to improve 27 medians along the 4.5miles of San Pedro, from Montecito Shopping Center to China Camp State Park. It then goes to county supervisors for their approval. If all

goes according to plan, about 2,800 property owners and a dozen or so commercial-property owners will receive ballots in late April or early May, asking if they are willing to form a special assessment district that will raise bond money to fund a median-rehabilitation project. Although exact numbers will not be available until city staff submits the memorandum and an engineering report to councilmembers, a preliminary look shows that the assessment on residential property will be $75 a year for the 30-year term of the district. Out of that $75, $45 will be used for the initial outlay to dig up existing medians, install new irrigation and infrastructure. The remaining $30 will go toward yearly maintenance, which will amount to between about $75,000 and $80,000 annually, according to Nader Mansourian, San Rafael Public Works director. The total 30-year assessment comes to about $1.8 million, he said, in the same ballpark as the original estimate of $1.84 million. Andrew Perry, the neighborhood committee’s chairman, says any money left over in any year from the assessment will be carried over to successive years. If property owners agree to form the assessment district, the city will assume no financial role, although public works and the city attorney have already provided key in-kind contributions leading up to the vote to form the district. The city will assume the lead in the project to oversee a private 9 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Charles McGlashan dead from sudden heart attack Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan died near Lake Tahoe Sunday from an apparent heart attack following a skiing trip, according to a news release from the office of Marin County Administrator Matthew Hymel. He was 49. In a county known for its green-minded political leaders, McGlashan was among its greenest—spearheading the Marin Energy Authority as its director, championing the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter train initiative and leading the push toward a county plastic-bags ban. He was also known for his work with such environmental groups as Marin Conservation League, the Sierra Club Marin Group, the Environmental Education Council of Marin and Sustainable Mill Valley, among others. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey describes herself as“heartsick over the sudden death of my friend.” “Charles was a good man and a dedicated, visionary public servant who represented his community with uncommon diligence and decency,”the 6th District representative wrote in a statement.“He brought to the Board of Supervisors a fierce commitment to environmental causes and an acute sense of right and wrong. He embodied the very best of Marin County’s spirit of progressive activism.” The Mill Valley resident worked as an environmental consultant and served on the Marin Municipal Water District board before first winning election in 2004 to the Supervisors’seat representing District 3—which covers Mill Valley, Marin City,Tiburon, Belvedere, Strawberry, Sausalito, Almonte,Tam Valley and floating homes. The Hillsborough native earned his bachelor’s degree in 1983 from Yale University and went on to complete his MBA at Stanford in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Carol Misseldine. West Marin activist Jonathan Rowe dead at 65 West Marin writer, activist and economist Jonathan Rowe died unexpectedly March 20; he was 65. According to his family, Rowe had returned from his daily workout at the gym when he lay down to sleep off a headache and fever. But by March 19 the fever had worsened and he died the next morning at the Kaiser ICU in San Rafael. A rare and often fatal bacterial infection known as streptococcal sepsis is suspected; an autopsy is pending. Rowe’s activism dates back to the 1970s when, after graduating with a history degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he became one of Ralph Nader’s original“raiders.”In 2001 he moved to Point Reyes Station, where he founded the West Marin Commons community-organizing group and hosted a talk show about local issue on KWMR radio. Peter Barnes, of the Tomales Bay Institute, described Rowe as a“dear friend.” “To all [his] efforts he brought his integrity, humor, disdain for‘experts’and appreciation for simple virtues, unsung heroes, friendship and the community life,”Barnes wrote recently. Rowe is survived by his wife, Mary Jean, and his son Josh, 8. No more teachers’ dirty looks at COM? There were smiley faces across the College of Marin this week, as teachers and the administration finally agreed on a new faculty contract after more than three years of at times bitter negotiations.The crux of the thesis proved to be money—as the new contract affords faculty with a 1 percent salary raise this year and a half percent raise in the 2011-12 school year.The faculty has not had an increase in pay for nearly six years. Under the terms of the new deal, however, the school will have greater hiring leeway in decisions on whether to bring on full- or part-time teachers. SmartMeter opt-out to come with sticker shock Pacific Gas and Electric has developed an opt-out option for energy customers who don’t want the controversial radio-emitting SmartMeters used at their residences—and it’s going to cost them. In a March 24 press release, PG&E laid out the CPUC-ordered opt-out: For between $135 9 >

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Be Marin now Sanguine sage abandons hope for humanity after move to county... by Jason Wals h

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“That’s me in the spotlight—losing my religion” —R.E.M., 1991

Marin used to be on the leading edge—the women’s movement, environmental concerns, anti-war activity—but no longer. It’s a group of people who are very world connected in their intellectual sense and very conscious of where we must go—I find it very intellectually exciting to live in Marin. But I don’t find it very politically or socially exciting.

Ram Dass was losing his faith in Marin 20 years ago this week. The social activist and spiritual teacher had been living in a cottage in San Anselmo for less than two years when Pacific Sun publisher Steve And you’re taking heat for McNamara caught up with him living here? for an interview in the spring It’s about the benign neglect of 1991. And the famously joythat goes with being a libful author of the ’60s spirituality eral. I’m not the kicking-butt tome Be Here Now was having the Republican. I’m the liberal ever-present smile wiped off his saying, “We’re doing what we face by the county’s gluttonous can.” But we’re not. I’m seeing consumerism, armchair progres[other ethnic groups] as them, sivism and false sense of entitleand not as us. I’m buying into ment. The eternally optimistic the stereotypes. A Chicano said champion of the downtrodden to me, “If you hear a German described his feelings about resid- Ram Dass, 1991. accent, what do you think? Male ing in America’s most obscenely or female? Intelligent or stupid? wealthy county as “mixed.” Authoritarian or passive? Now, what if you “I’m very sensitized to it because as I teach hear a Mexican accent?” to [other regions of the Bay Area] the ethnic groups have been very hard on me,” the Not long ago in ‘Newsweek’ Newt 60-year-old told the Sun. “[They’re] showGingrich said that in the ‘92 elections the ing me the hidden racism; showing me how Republicans will run against the ‘60s. He the social structures of society are protecting said it was a slam dunk; everybody is sick the privileged and how [by living in Marin] of the ‘60s. I’m part of that.” While the former RichFar out! Boy, that’s interesting. The ’60s ard Alpert may have been self-flagellating had some very deep truths that are resonant like a medieval monk for living in Marin, with some places in the heart of the human to other enlightenment-seekers he was the condition. A sort of naive hopefulness; a sense real ram dass (“servant of God”) deal. Born that possibly people can be together in love the preppy son of a railroad mogul, Alpert rather than fear and paranoia; a sense that became a popular Harvard psych instruceverybody is us rather than nine-tenths of the tor at the dawn of the swingin’ ’60s before world is them. For this society to see those as joining Timothy Leary in advising America’s weaknesses—that is part of the pathology of youth to “tune in, turn on and drop out.” this culture at the moment. Four LSD-laced years later, a pilgrimage to India brought him spirituality, a guru and What’s brought about such a change a new identity as Ram Dass—the drug-free in attitude? social activist who, as the Sun described, had The ’60s went so underground in the ’80s; “divorced himself from nearly every concern the yuppie movement and so on. People of the temporal world.” Ram Dass rejoined wanting material stuff and losing faith in the the temporal world long enough to sit down inner part of the being. As for Gingrich, he with McNamara for an intriguing interview. wouldn’t even single that out unless he felt its Here are some highlights: power. What I’ve said is, “If you liked the ’60s, you’re going to love the ’90s.” Do you like living in Marin? I have mixed feelings. It doesn’t feel real to How so? me. It’s hard to make the stretch of going to Because again we are playing with the edge developing countries and then coming back of chaos. to Marin. This is so protected, so unrepresentative of the human condition at this moment You are still labeled by your associain the world. Marin gives me great quiet to think and write, but still it’s hard to be part of tion with Timothy Leary and LSD and that era. Is that a problem with your a community that is, in a way, looking away life today? from the world. It’s very interesting, Steve, it really is, to go

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through being a really good guy, like a professor at Harvard, and then a really bad guy, somebody with drugs leading the children over the cliff. And then coming back to being a good guy. There’s a humor in it if you can stand back far enough. So it’s not a problem? I think five or 10 years ago that identity was a stronger one that limited my ability. In the ’70s s when I wanted to do social action, the only groups I could work with were the dying or prisoners—the throwaways of society; they wouldn’t let me work with kids or things like that. Now, in the past few years I’m working much more in the mainstream. I’m now back being a good guy. It’s like, bizarre! You enjoy having this cafeteria of personas? People went through the stage of saying, “And when did you give up drugs?” I was supposed to become a good guy by repudiating my past. I said, “I can’t do that. I honor that. That is what started me on my journey.” So live with the absolute lack of definition of who I am.

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A lot of people have lives that depend on paying rent, getting their kids’ teeth straightened. You’ve divested yourself from a lot of things that haunt most people. Yes, I don’t have family and I don’t have responsibilities like that. But the externalized criterion that you think is the measure of happiness is the thing that doesn’t work. I think the materialization of this society is bringing incredible pain. The idea that my car is going to bring me happiness—that’s crazy. It’ll bring me pleasure, from moment to moment. But happiness is a whole other ball game. And I go for happiness that is sometimes pleasure and sometimes pain. Isn’t that in direct opposition to the Calvinistic underpinnings of American society? Isn’t it ever. ✹ Follow Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com.

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contract for median improvements and then oversee a private-company maintenance campaign. Money collected will fully fund the installation of the improvements and the maintenance. The committee that coalesced around the task of improving the medians numbers about 45 members, which is emblematic of an effort to involve as many residents and businesses as possible in the proposal to give them a stake in the outcome. “They are organized and really together,” says San Rafael City Councilman Greg Brockbank. “I really admire that. It is exactly the model we need to follow in these days of tight municipal budgets. People need to come together and figure out how to assess themselves in a way that’s fair because cities just can’t afford to do it anymore.” Cities used to view medians as part of the commons, and residents accepted that taxes would cover costs to improve and maintain non-essential services as well as services such as police and fire protection. “But when you have to cut somewhere,” says Brockbank, efforts such as median beautification “seem like a logical place to cut.” This isn’t the first time residents along San Pedro have tried to form an assessment district to restore sadly neglected medians. In 1969, work crews widened the roadway and built medians, beautifying them with attractive landscaping. Unfortunately, the landscaping plan failed to include water-use strategies and drought-resistant native plants—and the 1976 drought forced a halt to irrigating the medians. “Three years later, when they turned the water back on,” says Perry, “pipes had cracked and it was in need of repair because it had been dry for so long.” The city and county tried to determine

“who would foot the bill,” says Perry. “They basically turned the water off and sent a water truck up and down to water the median. I remember this as a kid.” Perry and others in the area note that if the original plan for the medians had included indigenous landscaping, “this would be a real simple measure.” But that wasn’t the case. “It’s ironic that when you look up at the hills [you] see a bunch of green trees that don’t even have an irrigation system.” The new landscaping plan will include plants adapted to the climate and a modern irrigation strategy. In 1998, another group of residents along San Pedro mounted an effort to pass a similar assessment district. But that effort failed when 60 percent of property owners rejected the idea of forming an assessment district. The condition of the medians, which have received no significant maintenance since 2007, declined to such an extent that by 2009 they posed a safety hazard, prompting Supervisor Susan Adams, whose district includes the area, to find $8,600 to pay for a one-time weeding. The city and county remained in tight financial straits. The city recently projected a fourth consecutive year of budget deficits and possible further cutbacks in service. The county is also tackling a budget that requires serious financial pullback. “During these tough economic times, when local governments are not able to deliver the same level of services because of cutbacks and restructuring, it’s really important for public/private community partnerships to achieve the goals we want for our community,” says Adams. Back in 1998, the Marin United Taxpayers Association took on the proposed assessment district, an engagement that Perry says contributed to the proposal’s defeat. No opposition has organized around the new campaign.

and $270 the utility will disconnect the wireless part of the meter; for between $14 and $20 per month a technician will come out to read the meter, as they’ve done for decades. SmartMeters employ radio-frequency technology that monitors household usage digitally and sends the information to PG&E. Critics have said people shouldn’t be forced into being exposed to the low-level radiation emitted by the meters; they’ve also questioned the possibility of improper use of the information collected by PG&E—a charge that gained credence last year when SmartMeter officials were caught spying on anti-SmartMeter Internet chatrooms and disguising their identities to gain information about SmartMeter protests.

Pleasure Principle owner arrested on meth charge There may have been a little too much pleasure passing through the Pleasure Principle novelty shop in Mill Valley recently—as agents from the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement arrested store owner David McDonald March 23 on suspicion of selling methamphetamine. McDonald was taken into custody for allegedly selling meth at the store, as well as chemical ingredients used in the cooking of meth. The 70-year-old Fairfax resident has been struggling for nearly two years to meet the rent demands at his novelty shop at 74 Throckmorton Ave., which specializes in odds-and-ends including jewelry, posters, sex toys, erotic films, marijuana pipes and other tantalizing bric-a-brac. The high cost of rent, the downturn in the economy and rise of Internet shopping had put the erotica vendor in financial bondage. He’d recently been issued an eviction notice by Mill Valley landlord (and former longtime Pacific Sun editor and publisher) Steve McNamara to close up shop by the end of March. McDonald has been shopkeeping at 74 Throckmorton since 1966; back then it operated as a jewelry store. In the early‘70s McDonald began offering marijuana pipes and erotic movies and changed the name of the store to the Pleasure Principle. The longtime Marin resident became a well-known character in the community—his fondness for feeding pigeons at his store made headlines in 2007 when the Mill Valley City Council approved an ordinance barring the feeding of pigeons in the downtown area after residents and shopkeepers complained that it was befouling the business district.—Jason Walsh

ers Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. And neighbors in the Peacock Gap area of San Rafael formed an assessment district in a partnership with the city. If property owners approve the new assessment district, work on the medians could begin this summer or fall. “This shows that the public supports things they believe are important in their community,” says Adams. “And as long as there is accountability, they know how the dollars are spent, those are easier assessments to pass. Polls are showing that people are more likely to trust local-government initiatives where they feel they have a more direct control, than state and federal government initiatives.” The move toward hyper-local initiatives to form assessment districts to provide services cities and counties no longer can afford creates a potential problematic element: the consequences of what happens when less-affluent neighborhoods cannot afford assessment districts in a time when cities and counties have little hope of finding adequate funds in their budgets for non-critical services. At one time cities and counties could pick up the slack in the name of a public commons. No longer. Despite the potential drawbacks of relying on neighborhoods to do the business that cities once tackled, the effort along San Pedro highlights how a community effort can accomplish a goal that the city can no longer reach. “It is great work by the leadership in the community,” says Adams. “They spent a great deal of time making personal contacts, phone calls, emails, making signs. They’ve really been running a very extraordinary campaign. And I think it’s going to pay off. We’ll see.” ✹

± We’d like to pay homage to a man many have called a Hero, the late Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan, who was a passionate environmentalist and an idealistic, yet practical, leader. Sadly, Supervisor McGlashan passed away last Sunday at age 49 from an apparent heart attack after skiing in Lake Tahoe. He helmed and/or supported many of Marin’s conservation and sustainability efforts, including the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), the Marin Economic Forum, Marin Energy Authority, the plastic-bag ban and the Muir Woods Shuttle. Charles McGlashan, we’re glad you were here and we thank you for your inspired, tireless work to make our county a better place to live. (The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers be sent to local charities such as WildCare, Marin Humane Society, Green Sangha or the Marin Economic Forum.) The public is invited to celebrate Charles McGlashan’s life on Saturday, April 9 at the Marin Center Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 10:30am.; program begins at 11am.

²ÊWhat’s up with these Marin parking meters? We understand meters contribute to the revenue of our towns and cities, but we’re concerned about the effects of short time limits and absurdly strict enforcement. Gina from San Rafael believes meters decrease business and increase stupidity. Parking enforcement officers stalk meters, forcing parking patrons to engage in risky behavior. Have you ever dashed in front of moving vehicles to reach your car to avoid the dreaded (and expensive) parking ticket? Gina recently watched a barefoot woman, sporting a beauty salon cape and rollers in her hair, run through a San Rafael parking lot to feed her meter. Hey municipalities, how are we supposed to catch a flick and stop by the gelato shop within the two-hour meter limit? “Lovely Rita, lighten up!” advises Gina. We second that.—Nikki Silverstein

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Perry says that backers of the 1998 effort considered it a done deal and failed to mount a sophisticated education and political campaign. Members of the current committee learned those lessons. Before going public with the plan to call for a vote, they spent considerable time researching possibilities for funding and potential plans to accomplish the median refurbishing. According to Perry, a positive reaction in the community to the new assessment district effort comes from explaining Proposition 218 to prospective voters. The proposition is something of an addendum to Proposition 13, the famous (or infamous) tax-restricting measure that has played a significant part in causing the budget crisis in which the state, cities and counties now find themselves. California voters passed Prop. 218 in 1996 to close Prop. 13 loopholes. Under Prop. 218, funds raised in the assessment district can be spent only on the medians for which it was created. That’s a key point, says Perry. “Knowing that money goes for a certain function is quite nice” in the campaign to convince voters to approve the assessment district. Many anti-tax activists base their stand on the vagaries of tax law and distribution. “You pay your property taxes and your income taxes and your sales taxes and all that, but you don’t really know where any of that goes. This little tiny sum will give you the most pleasure of all the taxes you pay because you know exactly where it goes.” That’s the campaign strategy Perry and others will use as they fan out into the neighborhoods along San Pedro. Other neighborhoods have created assessment districts to improve their roads and medians. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard has received a beautification boost by way of an assessment district in Greenbrae and Kentfield. A similar assessment district cov-

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contract for median improvements and then oversee a private-company maintenance campaign. Money collected will fully fund the installation of the improvements and the maintenance. The committee that coalesced around the task of improving the medians numbers about 45 members, which is emblematic of an effort to involve as many residents and businesses as possible in the proposal to give them a stake in the outcome. “They are organized and really together,” says San Rafael City Councilman Greg Brockbank. “I really admire that. It is exactly the model we need to follow in these days of tight municipal budgets. People need to come together and figure out how to assess themselves in a way that’s fair because cities just can’t afford to do it anymore.” Cities used to view medians as part of the commons, and residents accepted that taxes would cover costs to improve and maintain non-essential services as well as services such as police and fire protection. “But when you have to cut somewhere,” says Brockbank, efforts such as median beautification “seem like a logical place to cut.” This isn’t the first time residents along San Pedro have tried to form an assessment district to restore sadly neglected medians. In 1969, work crews widened the roadway and built medians, beautifying them with attractive landscaping. Unfortunately, the landscaping plan failed to include water-use strategies and drought-resistant native plants—and the 1976 drought forced a halt to irrigating the medians. “Three years later, when they turned the water back on,” says Perry, “pipes had cracked and it was in need of repair because it had been dry for so long.” The city and county tried to determine

“who would foot the bill,” says Perry. “They basically turned the water off and sent a water truck up and down to water the median. I remember this as a kid.” Perry and others in the area note that if the original plan for the medians had included indigenous landscaping, “this would be a real simple measure.” But that wasn’t the case. “It’s ironic that when you look up at the hills [you] see a bunch of green trees that don’t even have an irrigation system.” The new landscaping plan will include plants adapted to the climate and a modern irrigation strategy. In 1998, another group of residents along San Pedro mounted an effort to pass a similar assessment district. But that effort failed when 60 percent of property owners rejected the idea of forming an assessment district. The condition of the medians, which have received no significant maintenance since 2007, declined to such an extent that by 2009 they posed a safety hazard, prompting Supervisor Susan Adams, whose district includes the area, to find $8,600 to pay for a one-time weeding. The city and county remained in tight financial straits. The city recently projected a fourth consecutive year of budget deficits and possible further cutbacks in service. The county is also tackling a budget that requires serious financial pullback. “During these tough economic times, when local governments are not able to deliver the same level of services because of cutbacks and restructuring, it’s really important for public/private community partnerships to achieve the goals we want for our community,” says Adams. Back in 1998, the Marin United Taxpayers Association took on the proposed assessment district, an engagement that Perry says contributed to the proposal’s defeat. No opposition has organized around the new campaign.

$270 the utility will disconnect the wireless part of the meter; for between $14 and $20 per month a technician will come out to read the meter, as they’ve done for decades. SmartMeters employ radio-frequency technology that monitors household usage digitally and sends the information to PG&E. Critics have said people shouldn’t be forced into being exposed to the low-level radiation emitted by the meters; they’ve also questioned the possibility of improper use of the information collected by PG&E—a charge that gained credence last year when SmartMeter officials were caught spying on anti-SmartMeter Internet chatrooms and disguising their identities to gain information about SmartMeter protests.

Pleasure Principle owner arrested on meth charge There may have been a little too much pleasure passing through the Pleasure Principle novelty shop in Mill Valley recently—as agents from the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement arrested store owner David McDonald March 23 on suspicion of selling methamphetamine. McDonald was taken into custody for allegedly selling meth at the store, as well as chemical ingredients used in the cooking of meth. The 70-year-old Fairfax resident has been struggling for nearly two years to meet the rent demands at his novelty shop at 74 Throckmorton Ave., which specializes in odds-and-ends including jewelry, posters, sex toys, erotic films, marijuana pipes and other tantalizing bric-a-brac. The high cost of rent, the downturn in the economy and rise of Internet shopping had put the erotica vendor in financial bondage. He’d recently been issued an eviction notice by Mill Valley landlord (and former longtime Pacific Sun editor and publisher) Steve McNamara to close up shop by the end of March. McDonald has been shopkeeping at 74 Throckmorton since 1966; back then it operated as a jewelry store. In the early‘70s McDonald began offering marijuana pipes and erotic movies and changed the name of the store to the Pleasure Principle. The longtime Marin resident became a well-known character in the community—his fondness for feeding pigeons at his store made headlines in 2007 when the Mill Valley City Council approved an ordinance barring the feeding of pigeons in the downtown area after residents and shopkeepers complained that it was befouling the business district.—Jason Walsh

ers Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. And neighbors in the Peacock Gap area of San Rafael formed an assessment district in a partnership with the city. If property owners approve the new assessment district, work on the medians could begin this summer or fall. “This shows that the public supports things they believe are important in their community,” says Adams. “And as long as there is accountability, they know how the dollars are spent, those are easier assessments to pass. Polls are showing that people are more likely to trust local-government initiatives where they feel they have a more direct control, than state and federal government initiatives.” The move toward hyper-local initiatives to form assessment districts to provide services cities and counties no longer can afford creates a potential problematic element: the consequences of what happens when less-affluent neighborhoods cannot afford assessment districts in a time when cities and counties have little hope of finding adequate funds in their budgets for non-critical services. At one time cities and counties could pick up the slack in the name of a public commons. No longer. Despite the potential drawbacks of relying on neighborhoods to do the business that cities once tackled, the effort along San Pedro highlights how a community effort can accomplish a goal that the city can no longer reach. “It is great work by the leadership in the community,” says Adams. “They spent a great deal of time making personal contacts, phone calls, emails, making signs. They’ve really been running a very extraordinary campaign. And I think it’s going to pay off. We’ll see.” ✹

± We’d like to pay homage to a man many have called a Hero, the late Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan, who was a passionate environmentalist and an idealistic, yet practical, leader. Sadly, Supervisor McGlashan passed away last Sunday at age 49 from an apparent heart attack after skiing in Lake Tahoe. He helmed and/ or supported many of Marin’s conservation and sustainability efforts, including the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), the Marin Economic Forum, Marin Energy Authority, the plastic-bag ban and the Muir Woods Shuttle. Charles McGlashan, we’re glad you were here and we thank you for your inspired, tireless work to make our county a better place to live. (The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers be sent to local charities such as WildCare, Marin Humane Society, Green Sangha or the Marin Economic Forum.)

²ÊWhat’s up with these Marin parking meters? We understand meters contribute to the revenue of our towns and cities, but we’re concerned about the effects of short time limits and absurdly strict enforcement. Gina from San Rafael believes meters decrease business and increase stupidity. Parking enforcement officers stalk meters, forcing parking patrons to engage in risky behavior. Have you ever dashed in front of moving vehicles to reach your car to avoid the dreaded (and expensive) parking ticket? Gina recently watched a barefoot woman, sporting a beauty salon cape and rollers in her hair, run through a San Rafael parking lot to feed her meter. Hey municipalities, how are we supposed to catch a flick and stop by the gelato shop within the two-hour meter limit? “Lovely Rita, lighten up!” advises Gina. We second that.—Nikki Silverstein

Contact the writer a peter@pseidman.com.

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Perry says that backers of the 1998 effort considered it a done deal and failed to mount a sophisticated education and political campaign. Members of the current committee learned those lessons. Before going public with the plan to call for a vote, they spent considerable time researching possibilities for funding and potential plans to accomplish the median refurbishing. According to Perry, a positive reaction in the community to the new assessment district effort comes from explaining Proposition 218 to prospective voters. The proposition is something of an addendum to Proposition 13, the famous (or infamous) tax-restricting measure that has played a significant part in causing the budget crisis in which the state, cities and counties now find themselves. California voters passed Prop. 218 in 1996 to close Prop. 13 loopholes. Under Prop. 218, funds raised in the assessment district can be spent only on the medians for which it was created. That’s a key point, says Perry. “Knowing that money goes for a certain function is quite nice” in the campaign to convince voters to approve the assessment district. Many anti-tax activists base their stand on the vagaries of tax law and distribution. “You pay your property taxes and your income taxes and your sales taxes and all that, but you don’t really know where any of that goes. This little tiny sum will give you the most pleasure of all the taxes you pay because you know exactly where it goes.” That’s the campaign strategy Perry and others will use as they fan out into the neighborhoods along San Pedro. Other neighborhoods have created assessment districts to improve their roads and medians. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard has received a beautification boost by way of an assessment district in Greenbrae and Kentfield. A similar assessment district cov-

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arin Family Court. Home of divorce cases involving children, where custody is to be determined on the basis of the best interests of the children. Therefore, a place of high emotion—in the best of circumstances. But for more than 10 years the circumstances have been anything but the best. The very mention of Marin Family Court can send blood-boiling vitriol pumping through the veins and out the mouths of a committed group of critics of a court they believe is corrupt to its core. For more than a decade, these critics have charged that the court is infested with cronyism among lawyers, judges and mental health

that many documents that, at least on the face of it, would be crucial to the investigation had been destroyed. A Pacific Sun story last October stated: “The shredding of the files—which contained such things as images of children’s injuries, illustrations drawn by children, witness statements, police reports and more—was allegedly ordered by court administrator Kim Turner about three months after state legislators, including Marin state Sen. Mark Leno, called for an audit of the Marin and Sacramento family courts.” Marin Superior Court Judge Terrence Boren said the destruction of files was

replete with a number of problems, which, though seemingly procedural in nature, offer a vivid portrait of an institution apparently ignorant of or indifferent to the rules and regulations by which it was supposed to abide. The auditor made 13 recommendations to fix the family court. (The audit’s findings in its investigation of the Sacramento family court were also not good—in many cases similar, but in other cases worse than those pertaining to Marin. The state auditor’s office set forth 23 recommendations that the Sacramento court must make to clean up its house.) Kim Turner, the executive officer of the Marin Superior Court, stresses that the

Qualified mediators are fundamental to fair and just child-custody disputes. The auditor’s report states: “The mandated training for mediators and evaluators is intended to equip them with the professional skills necessary to determine and make recommendations regarding the custody and visitation arrangement... the training involves a particular emphasis on issues relating to domestic violence and child sexual abuse.” Clearly, questions about a mediator’s training and qualifications could cast a cloud over the efficacy of emotionally charged mediations—and the decisions that derive from them.

Divorced from reality? by Don professionals—an incestuous cadre interested more in feathering its own nests and throwing business back and forth than in working in the best interest of the children whose lives—literally—are in their hands. The result, say these critics—led by the Marin-based Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE)—is that children are sometimes handed over to abusive parents, rights are denied, justice is anything but served. The court steadfastly denies this. However, politicians in Sacramento were listening to the allegations made not only against the Marin court, but also against many other family courts throughout the state. They decided it was time for an investigation and assigned the job to the California State Auditor. Just prior to the beginning of the auditor’s 2009 investigation it was disclosed 10 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 1 - APRIL 7, 2011

done to make more storage space and that the state’s Administrative Office of the Court (AOC) had approved the shredding. The matter was referred to the AOC, which gave its blessing to the shredding on the basis that the documents were not official court documents, but the working notes and reports that were prepared by child-custody mediators and other advocates. ● ● ● ●

BUT ALL OF this, it was assumed by many, was yesterday’s news. The charges and countercharges were to be put to rest by the findings of a state audit of the court. In January, after more than a year of investigation and prompted in large part by allegations from the CJE, the state found that the Marin court was

Speich auditor’s recommendations involved “record keeping” improvements that needed to be made. All but one has been implemented, and that one, she said, was on its way to being done. The auditor looked at individuals hired by the court to mediate disputes between, for example, parents in child custody cases—and found that the court did not adequately look at their qualifications for such a sensitive job. The court, it said, “could not demonstrate to us that all its seven mediators on staff during the period we audited fulfilled the minimum qualifications, initial training, and continuing education requirements to perform mediations.” Among the reasons for this, the auditor said, was that the Marin court “could not provide us with all the necessary records.”

The auditor also found problems with the way the family court handles complaints, which is interesting since the very basis of the audit was borne of complaints that had been lodged against the court and its alleged lack of response. For example, the audit states: “The Marin family court asserted that it received one complaint about an evaluator during this period, and our review revealed that it did not follow the established process for this complaint.” Ironically, the audit adds: “By not following the complaint process, the Marin family court exposes itself to criticism.” In numerous other areas, the auditor found that court records were incomplete in respect to such things as attorney fees and evaluators (mental health professionals) and who was appointed to what position, including the profes-


and its work. In any case, the court said most of the 13 required steps to be taken had already been implemented. Turner said that she felt “very, very relieved” when asked about the auditor’s findings. “We feel quite vindicated by the report.” The court maintained, according to the auditor’s report, that many of the recommendations involved “ministerial tasks.” The auditor also says the court stated “that, although it intends to implement the recommended changes and has either already implemented a new process or is engaged in developing a new rule or protocol, it questions whether some of the

“The report does not contain a single finding of improper expenditure of public funds, inappropriate and lucrative appointments going to a short list of ‘judges’ friends’ or, most importantly, judges and mediators putting children at risk.” In all, they wrote, “There is no problem. Enough is enough.” Barbara Kaufman, a San Rafael family lawyer and longtime critic of the family court, characterized the op-ed as “a horrible piece of information and it is wrong.” Kathleen Russell, CJE executive director, fired back in a subsequent op-ed. “Consider some of the findings: The Marin Office of Family Court Services

of complaints received,’ making their data unreliable.” Therefore, after more than 10 years of controversy and explosive charges hurled back and forth, and a more than one-year investigation by the state of the embattled Marin Family Court, nothing of substance has apparently changed. Or, as put by critic and attorney Kaufman, “Nothing happened.” Then she amended that to add, “The court clearly does not like the politics of what has happened.” And the politics of what has happened is that the court has been under an unrelenting spotlight, its integrity constantly JULIE VADER

sional qualifications for obtaining these appointments. This is important because critics over the years have claimed that the family court consistently assigns lawyers to individuals in a case who cannot afford to hire lawyers, as well as evaluators who are friends of a judge or other officials who preside over the court. In other words, cronyism. Without such records this would be impossible to establish. It should be noted that the scope of the review did not specifically include investigating cronyism. However, auditors did investigate potential conflicts of interest—which, inferentially at least, could be construed to include cronyism. This is academic, in any

Family court and its critics both declare vindication following state investigation— does the audit need mediation?

The Marin family court’s initial report on the steps it’s taken to remedy the 13 audit recommendations is due this week.

case, because the auditor says the court maintained incomplete records that were needed for a review of all complaints, including those involving conflict of interest. This led to the following recommendation from the auditor: “To make its conflict-of-interest policy more effective, the Marin Superior Court should modify its conflict-of-interest policy to include documenting the cause of potential conflicts of interest in writing and tracking their final disposition.” ● ● ● ●

THE COURT, IN responses to the auditor’s findings and recommendations, disagreed with most of the findings, and stated that the auditor’s report was essentially an affirmation—minus a few nitpicking, procedural details—of the court

recommendations actually enhance internal controls and accountability.” The CJE, too, declared its complaints had been validated. Both sides, in other words, declared victory. Then the spin machines went to work. The Superior Court’s Turner said in a recent interview that by and large the controversy stems from parents who have been disgruntled with the court because of custody decisions that have been handed down by the family court. She said she understands how difficult such decisions can be for the parent on the losing end of a custody fight. However, she said, “They should just accept it and get on with their lives.” And in an op-ed in the Marin Independent Journal, presiding judge Boren and Turner wrote of the audit:

could not demonstrate that five of the seven family court mediators met even the minimum qualifications and training necessary to perform mediations and make custody recommendations,” she wrote. “The court does not document and track complaints and potential conflicts of interest and their dispositions. “The Marin mediators’ current supervisor is not qualified to perform clinical supervision of family court mediators regarding its individual cases, as required by law. “For all eight sampled complaints filed against mediators, the manager did not document whether he consulted with the mediator during the complaint investigation. In a considerable number of instances, the audit reported ‘limitations in their ability to determine the number

challenged by critics, which at the very least chisels away at the cornerstone of all jurisprudence: fairness and justice for all under the law. The bad news for the court is that the spotlight is not going away, because the auditor is not going away. The audit requires the court to report the remedial actions it has taken three times: 60 days, six months and one year after the Jan. 20 release of the auditor’s findings. Sixty days would be this month. More news—and spin—is likely on the way. ✹ Contact Don at dfordonny@yahoo.com.

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vantage of the generous sunlight offered by the wall-sized windows that stretch the distance on two sides. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve even kept the blue-and-white checkered tablecloths from the Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s days. Heck, even Salt & Pepperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advertising slogan as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiburonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new favoriteâ&#x20AC;? both celebrates its opening and establishes it as the dining destination of choice for townies. Which is ďŹ ne and dandy, but leaves open a more important questionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is it any good? We think so. On our recent visit we inadvertently arrived at Salt & Pepper a few minutes before its 5:30pm evening opening. The door was unlocked, so we unwittingly strolled in for a table while the staff was putting the ďŹ nishing touches on predinner-rush prep. Despite our premature arrival, our server graciously greeted and sat us; he even made room between tables for our bulky baby stroller. (Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the easiest party to accommodate at a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice, I must admit.) The menu is refreshingly spareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we counted about a dozen entrees ($14 to $23) and about a dozen starters/salads ($8 to $14). We recognized several holdovers from the Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menuâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;rib eye steak ($23), Niman Ranch â&#x20AC;&#x153;houseâ&#x20AC;? burger ($12), beet salad ($11), crab stack salad ($22), to name a few. We began with a plate of the Dungeness crab cakes ($13) that were joined by a zesty jalapeno dipâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;another survivor of the Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu, and for good reason. The light and ďŹ&#x201A;aky cakes were served with delicious avocado-tartar sauceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a rich and creamy accompaniment to the fresh crabâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the spicy dip made for a lively counterbalance to the mild crab and avocado ďŹ&#x201A;avors. Our baby greens salad ($9) featured plenty of sherry vinaigrette and a smattering of blue cheese, pecans and pearâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d wished the apportionment

had been the other way around, frankly. Still, the greens were fresh and tasty and the portion was plenty for two. The grilled skirt steak ($17) was a winner, with ďŹ&#x201A;avorful beef topped by a honey glaze and caramelized onionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a memorable blend of sweet and savory to be sure. The accompanying fries were plentiful and of the thin varietyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they came with a house-made ketchup that sounded promising in theory, but was thinner and, well, less ketchup-y than a typical fry-dip calls for. We found ourselves scanning the table for a bottle of Heinz. Another good choice was the grilled salmon ($18), cooked to an eye-catching pink-orange and tasting of a lip-smacking freshness. The accompanying mashed potatoes would have beneďŹ ted from a dash of salt, but otherwise teamed well with the seafood. A side of seasonal veggies rounded out the entreesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;broccoli, carrots and beans, all crisp and not over-steamed. Service was excellent; granted, we beat the dinner rush and the only other party seated was a large family celebrating a 1-year-oldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday (only in Tiburon do pre-toddlers hold their birthday parties at venues with wine lists). From all tastes and appearances, there doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be a major, er, â&#x20AC;&#x153;shakeupâ&#x20AC;? at Salt & Pepperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so far theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going with what worked before at Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and adding their own ďŹ&#x201A;avors where warranted. Perhaps more gradual changes are in store once Salt & Pepper establishes itself with the locals. In these days of frequent restaurant turnover, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably a wise move. After 40 years of Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being a local hubâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a little Salt & Pepper can go a long way. â&#x153;š Pepper Jason with questions at jwalsh@paciďŹ csun.com.

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BEEN A LONG TIME COMING After many, many setbacks Mill Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most romantic dining spot became El Paseo: House of Chops, ďŹ nally opening on March 19. A very different restaurant is already a hot destination. Local celebrities chef Tyler Florence and rocker Sammy Hagar teamed up to imagine a totally new concept for the picturesque space with its European atmosphere, providing the meandering rooms and brick open spaces with a more casual, more American and much more masculine mood. Two dining rooms, a separate bar, a private dining room, a patio dining area and an alfresco lounge have a retro feel with dark wood (lots of it) and cozy lighting, framed prints covering the walls, touches of copper. The food is deďŹ nitely American, too, with a menu that is meat-centric and big on big servings. Perhaps the most spectacular offering is a California Holstein reserve porterhouse, dry-agedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it serves two and costs $90. Regular steaks and chops are not quite so costly, sides (creamed spinach, duck fat potatoes, peas and carrots, for instance) are $8 each. In the kitchen is chef Preston Clark, whose background assets not only include his work in New York with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, but also his parentage: His father was acclaimed nouvelle cuisine chef Patrick Clark, who at 25 was an African-American pioneer. In the front of the house is general manager Adel Bukary, lately of Spruce in San Francisco. El Paseo serves beer and wine only. Hours are 5-10pm daily, with plans to open 3-5pm with a bar menu. Reservations: 415/388-0741. AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT Two openings in one week! March 20 saw the debut of Bar Bocce in Sausalito, a cheerful hangout with its own bocce court right on the water. The wooden building has a ďŹ sh-shack feel but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more sophisticated, with a shipshape interior thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appealingly simpleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; dark wood, bare windows, white walls. An outdoor area with circular seating around a ďŹ re pit should be a draw in clement weather. On the menu, pizza is the central focus: sourdough pizza with imaginative toppings (calamari/clams/lemons and chili oil; sausage with fennel pollen, scallions, and onions), along with sandwiches, soups and Italian entrees. For dessert, grownups can have winesicles while the kids enjoy fudgesicles. Executive chef is Robert Price (Bungalow 44, Buckeye Roadhouse). Current hours are 11:30am-10pm daily. 1250 Bridgeway; 415/331-0555 or www. barbocce.com.

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EAT FOR PEACE WINDS JAPAN Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to donate to victims of the tsunami while you enjoy sweet treats from gifted cooks. Bakesale for Japan takes place April 2 at the Saturday farmers market at Marin County Mart, Larkspur (9am-2pm). Food blogger Samin Nosrat of Berkeley rallied troops to stage sales for the cause throughout the Bay Area on Saturday with an impressive turnout supplying irresistible wares from home kitchens. A TOAST TO TOAST! Shahram Bijanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Novato restaurant pleases dinersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes as well as their palates with its warm glow and playful decor by designer Stanley Saitowitz. It also pleased the judges of the annual James Beard Foundation Awards enough to wind up on the short list for best restaurant design, 2011. OVINE, BOVINE, CAPRINE A unique opportunity to explore in depth three of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheese-making operations is coming up April 9 on the Marin Artisan Organic Cheese Tour. This all-day bus jaunt sponsored by Marin Agricultural Land Trust will visit three farmstead operations where trippers can taste products made from the milk of goats, cows and sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and purchase cheeses to take home as well. Cost is $85 per person. For full details, visit www.malt.org. YOU DESERVE A BREAK Good restaurant deals nearby: San Anselmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream Farm offers First Seatingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;three courses for $19.95 Tuesday-Friday, 5:30-6:15pm; 415/453-9898... Sangria specials and $3 foods at Whipper Snapper in San Rafael, Tuesday-Friday, 5-6pm; 415/256-1818... Paradise Bay in Sausalito has unlimited wine tastings Wednesdays, 5-7pm; 415/3313226... The Thursday night hamburger at Marche aux Fleurs in Ross is so popular (half-pounder of Prather Ranch beef, $15.95), itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s necessary to reserve one in advance; 415/925-9200. â&#x153;š Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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’m sitting in the pouring rain outside of Zoya’s Truckstop Cafe, just off the northbound freeway exit south of Petaluma, waiting for Tom Waits. I know he’s not going to show: Zoya’s, where Waits used to drop in for a bowl of borscht and a chance to spar with a scribe, has been closed for almost a decade. Now the parking lot is riddled with potholes and the corrugated roof has collapsed. His 1965 Coupe de Ville is nowhere in sight. The fact is, Waits, who lives on a ranch a few miles from here, doesn’t do many interviews: “Why would he talk to you, when he’s not even talking to Rolling Stone?” his snotty New York publicist once spit at me. That was right after the release of Waits’ 1999 album Mule Variations (Anti-), a recording that has a strong connection with Zoya’s and its neighboring ranches. A hundred yards away, on the south-

bound side of the freeway, in 1997, the badly decomposed body of Georgia Moses was discovered beside the on-ramp. A rusting angel sculpture still marks the spot. Moses, a 12-year-old black girl from Santa Rosa, had gone missing weeks before. Police made little effort to find her, declaring her a runaway. Turns out she’d been murdered. The killer was never found. Ironically, Moses’ remains were dumped in the hometown of Polly Klaas, the murdered 12-year-old white girl whose disappearance sparked a nationwide search. Waits reportedly attended Moses’ memorial service. Then he paid the ultimate tribute, immortalizing the girl in the song “Georgia Lee.” I thought about his connection to Moses when Waits was inducted March 14 into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame by Neil Young, who called him a “spirit guide.” In the weeks leading up to the induction ceremony, Waits had been lionized in the music press for his gravelly voice;

his Bohemian aesthetic; the use of sewing machines, hammers and drills in his songs; and his dark, Brechtian lyrics. “I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things,” he told NPR a few years ago. But Waits possesses a singular talent: In a world gone mad, he’s a funeral singer. “It ain’t no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones,” he once said. You can hear that sentiment in the bone-dance rhythms of “The Earth Died Screaming,” with its stuck-in-limbo lament and gamelan-inspired beats. That shadowy Balinese influence permeates much of Waits’ later work—the subtle interplay between light and dark resounds throughout the themes of such Waits songs as “Innocent When You Dream” and the plaintive “All the World Is Green.” That’s Waits poking fun at the naive belief that you can cheat death by indulging in the carnal pleasures of the sentient world. He reflects on these dark, but lifeaffirming, themes over and over again,

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seldom better than on his 2004 album Real Gone (Anti-), his last studio album. Sometimes these ruminations take the form of epic cynical screeds, like “Misery Is the River of the World.” Or when he delivers highly stylized, down-and-dirty blues while writing about characters controlled by their dark side—“16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six” is a good example. Other times, Waits masks the macabre in comic Bohemian fairy tales, like “Frank’s Wild Years.” But at his best, this divine clown, who in 2003 sang his wry, bleak “God’s Away on Business” to the Dalai Lama, has the rare shaman’s gift of speaking for the dead. You can hear it in the aforementioned “Georgia Lee” and “Day After Tomorrow,” his wistful ballad about a young soldier listing all the things he had planned to do upon his return from combat to his hometown, and the striking “Green Grass,” in which the deceased sings from the grave while enjoining his mourners to “remember when you loved me.” In those songs, and a handful of others, many co-written and co-produced by his wife, Kathleen Brennan, the brilliance of Waits’ song craft and the emotional depth of his work rise to a level few of his fellow Hall of Famers can ever hope to achieve. These are songs, maudlin and marvelous and weighted with mortality, best enjoyed beneath a rainy sky in the pothole-scarred parking lot of a rundown truck stop. Add Waits’ “Rains on Me” onto that playlist while you’re at it: “This is how the world will be / Everywhere I go, it rains on me...” ✹ Share memories of Zoya’s with Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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animated characters. I couldn’t believe how much detail this animation had. Every little hair and every little bump looked totally real. But those critters sure are ugly.” Lewis would know. Ugly animals, specifically ugly dogs, have been his primary obsession over the last two years. He and co-director John Beck are the filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary Worst in Show, featuring an array of ugly animals that rival anything on screen in Rango. Worst in Show (www.worstinshowmovie.com), already on its way to becoming a major-force at humane society fundraisers, is a slyly hilarious and frequently moving look at the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, which takes place every summer in Petaluma. People from around the country bring their dogs to compete in

Petaluma’s annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest—sort of a G8 Summit for unsightly curs. Lewis has been obsessed with ugly animals since 2009.

Cross, the evil water-hoarding businessthe dubious-sounding showdown, where man from Roman Polanski’s Chinatown. the winners often end up on all the lateAs an additional dose of ’70s cinema flashnight talk shows. As Beck and Lewis’s film back, the mayor is voiced by Ned Beatty, proves, there are some truly nasty looking of the classic film Deliverance. The tortoise canines in the world, but the uglier they are, the more their human guardians seem actually uses the word “deliverance” several times, just to make the connection clear. to love them. “It was very meta, this movie,” laughs In Rango—which features the voice of Lewis, “an existential dilemma movie Johnny Depp as an abandoned domestic about movies with existential dilemmas. chameleon who somehow becomes the This really isn’t intended as a kids’ movie. sheriff of a water-starved town named Most of the films it references are really Dirt—the denizens of Dirt would easily old. Chinatown, Deliverance, Apocalypse win the award for World’s Ugliest Cast Now, Mad Max, The Good, the Bad and the of Creatures: a tarantula undertaker with Ugly. As a cinema-nerd visual reference rotten teeth; a patriarchal hillbilly mole with ulcers on his dangling nose; a friendly guy, I loved all of that! “I saw the movie Paul the other day,” buzzard with an arrow sticking through he continues. “Kind of a spoof of alien one eye and out the back of his head. “It’s a classic Western-movie motif,” notes movies. Terrible. It tried to be a ‘cinemanerd visual reference’ Lewis, who’s worked for movie too, but the over a decade reviewing movies it was referencfilms for the Film Threat ing were things like The website and other meGoonies, terrible movies dia ventures. “Those old like that.” Westerns,” he says, “are “You know,” I point always full of crusty, deout, “there are people spicable-looking people. who truly believe So the beat-up, dog-eared The Goonies is one of animals in Rango are right the greatest movies out of that world. ever made.” “To give us a lizard,” “They’re idiots,” Lewis goes on, “and make Lewis says. him kind of a weird lizard, Lewis asserts that with no personality of his nothing in The Goonies, own—a Lizard with No The original Rango wasn’t exactly including the rotting Name—and then make Cary Grant either. corpse of One-Eyed us care about that lizard Willy, stacks up to the as much as we do by the end of the movie—that’s great filmmaking. sheer eye-filling spectacle of a hundred And it’s even more interesting that he’s also dust-covered mole-people riding on really ugly and asymmetrical. If Disney had the backs of a hundred scabrous bats, made this movie they’d have cleaned up all shooting Gatling guns at a bunch of furry the animals, so they’d be more suitable as rodent creatures riding on the backs of molting roadrunners. plush toys.” “That was one of the weirdest and “Of course, some of the animals are coolest things I’ve seen on screen in a only ugly because they’re missing somelong time,” Lewis says, appreciatively. thing other animals have,” I point out, “You know, it’s funny that with anireferring in part to the town’s scruffy docmals, we can use words like ‘ugly.’ You tor, a jackrabbit with a jagged scar where wouldn’t see an ugly person contest, or one ear used to be. “Amputations seem to the world’s ugliest child competition. be rampant in the town of Dirt.” “It’s the same in our film,” Lewis laughs. But to really be ugly, you kind of do need to be human. Have you ever seen “Some of the dogs in the ugly dog contest Jersey Shore? Are you ever going to meet are missing an eye or missing a leg. Still, there are few dogs in our movie who are as a bigger bunch of ugliness than on that ugly as that furry little critter in the movie, show? Those people are ugly right down the one with the tiny face and all that hair.” to their souls.” In the end, Lewis believes that Rango “The one who tells the story about once shares more with Worst in Show than discovering a human spinal column in his just a cast of ugly animals. fecal matter?” I ask. “Our movie is about the same thing “Yeah, that guy. What was he?” “A rodent of some kind,” I reply, shaking Rango is about,” he says. “They’re both reminders that what you look like my head. “I think his name was Spoons.” isn’t as important as who you are. It’s “Well, he was ugly.” about learning to appreciate the beauty Yes. And proud of it. beneath the skin. You can be ugly and As a lifelong film fan, Lewis especially lovable at the same time.” ✹ enjoyed the numerous arcane references to classic movies, from the Westerns of Get ugly with David at talkpix@earthlink.net. John Ford and Sergio Leone to the gritty dramas of the 1970s. The mayor of Dirt It’s your movie, speak up at is a wheelchair-bound tortoise, instantly ›› pacificsun.com recognizable as a reptilian version of Noah APRIL 1 - APRIL 7, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 21


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oss Valley Players’ latest production, Hamilton, Olivia Harrison, Carolyn MontelQuilters, is more like a pageant than a lato, Monica Turner and Rachel Watts portray play. There is no continuous storyline the daughters, neighbors, relatives and even and no individual characters. Instead, eight a few men, in the ensuing tableaux/sketches. women tell the story of all pioneer women— Each story is inspired by a quilt block design, the hardworking wives and daughters who 16 in all, that shows some aspect of frontier struggled to make new lives in a hard land and, life: courtship, marriage, childbirth, spinsterin their spare time, made patchwork quilts to hood, log cabins, baptism, natural disasters. warm their families. That these quilts provided Music weaves these stories together and them a source of pride and turns the production into a creative outlet, as well as an aural delight. All of the NOW PLAYING an excuse for neighborly women have beautiful voices gabfests, was an unintend- Quilters runs weekends and the sound of eight bellthrough April 17 at the Barn ed benefit that must have like voices raised in close Theatre, Marin Art & Garden made life bearable. harmony brings a tear to the Directed by Linda Dunn, Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake eye. Though two of the songs the play was written by Blvd., Ross. Tickets $15-$25; are familiar hymns—such as 415/456-9555 Molly Newman and Barba“A Land Where We’ll Never www.rossvalleyplayers.com. ra Damashek, based on reGrow Old”—all the others are search in pioneer archives. original melodies that echo Damashek also wrote the the action beautifully (“Pieces original music and lyrics. of Lives, Thread the Needle, Quiltin’ and Sandi Weldon, a well-known drama Dreamin’”). The play ends with the unfurlinstructor in Marin, plays the only named ing of a completed quilt, its intricate patterns character, “Sarah,” the quintessential mother revealing a long, productive life. ✹ figure who has seen all of life’s phases and passes her knowledge on to her daughters. Comment on this story in TownSquare, at Sheila M. Devitt, Kele Gasparini, Dawn Marie ›› pacificsun.com

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It was some time—say 30 minutes in—before my jaw finally closed and breathing returned to normal. HEREAFTER took me quite by surprise and kept me off kilter for nearly the whole time. Clint Eastwood’s startling meditation on the heightened value of life the closer we become intimate with death struck such a resonant bell the movie became a personal inner dialogue— Clint and me. I was certainly glad to be watching in the privacy of my home rather than a theater; this movie benefits from the absence of that communal experience. Hereafter braids together three stories, each one touching on an open-ended inquiry into the state we agree to call“afterlife,”which we also agree nobody can claim to understand.The three strands involve people, totally unrelated, whose life plans are thrown off course by encounters with intimations of an afterlife.The most amazing feat of the film is Eastwood’s deft manipulation of what in lesser hands might be cliched and maudlin. In so many ways Hereafter is his most poetic film; it leaves us wondering and that itself is wonderful.—Richard Gould


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Friday April 1 -Thursday April 7

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford ● The Lincoln Lawyer (1:59) Crime thriller The Adjustment Bureau (1:39) Senate candidate Matt Damon defies fate to hook up stars Matthew McConaughey as a bottomwith a hot ballerina…much to Fate’s potendrawer ambulance chaser who gets more than tially lethal disapproval. he bargained for when he takes on the case of ● Battle: Los Angeles (1:56) An invading a wealthy playboy accused of murder. force of flying saucers finds Earth’s great cities ● The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia de Lameasy pickings…until they meet up with a mermoor (4:20) The Met presents Doniplatoon of LA-based army grunts. zetti’s lilting tale of a woman’s descent into ● Certified Copy (1:46) Two antiques experts madness. ● The Music Never Stopped (1:45) Oliver adept at discerning the imitation from the authentic embark on a love affair, but is it real Sacks’ case study of a man with a brain tumor or is it Memorex? who can only communicate with his father ● Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules through the music of Dylan and the Dead. (1:36) Greg Huffley is back and wimpier than ● Nora’s Will (1:32) Award-winning ever, especially when bullying big brother Mexican comedy about a confirmed atheRodrick is on the warpath. ist forced to carry out his Jewish ex-wife’s ● Fairfax Documentary Film Festival elaborate last rites. ● Of Gods and Men (2:00) Fact-based The 12th annual fest features three days of engrossing nonfiction fare. French drama about the tenuous good fel● Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (1:37) Doculowship between Christian monks living in mentary follows an overweight Aussie as he Morocco and their Muslim neighbors. lugs his juicer across the U.S., embracing the ● Paul (1:44) Snarky “E.T.” update about healthy life every stop of the way. a wiseass alien who escapes from his New ● Garbo the Spy (1:27) Compelling look at Mexico compound with help from two cluemaster spy Juan Pujol, a WWII double agent less Brits in a rented RV. ● Potiche who just may’ve (1:43) Cathsaved the world erine Deneuve from Nazi domstars as a ination. ● Gnomeo & trophy wife Juliet (1:24) who takes The Bard’s over her ailing timeless tale of husband’s star-crossed love business and reconceived as a embarks kids’ cartoon on an affair with union about rival garleader Gerard den statuary. ● Hop (1:30) Depardieu Monastery men meditate Morocco-ly in ‘Of Gods and Men.’ to boot. Facing the ● Queen of the Sun (1:23) The inner prospect of following in his father’s footsteps, the Easter Bunny’s teenage son hippity hops it mysteries of the beehive and the alarming to Hollywood to join a rock band. worldwide disappearance of its denizens are ● I Am (1:18) Documentary follows Holthe subjects of this captivating documentary. ● Rango (1:47) Cartoon comedy about a lywood moviemaker Tom Shadyac as he searches for meaning after a life-altering suburban chameleon who finds himself in experience. the Wild West, grappling with ornery desert ● Inside Job (1:48) Gripping documentary critters. ● Red Riding Hood (1:49) Saucy, suspenseful about the unbridled capitalism and political hanky panky that led to the worst economic postmodern retelling of the vintage fairy tale crisis since the 1930s. stars Amanda Seyfried as the picnic-packing ● Insidious (1:42) Typical American family scarlet-frocked heroine. ● Source Code (1:33) Government agent moves into typical American home complete with typical American bloodthirsty polterJake Gyllenhaal takes over the body of a man geist. on a bomb-rigged commuter train in the ● Jane Eyre Adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s hopes of preventing the deaths of thousands. ● Sucker Punch (2:00) A spunky institutionnovel about a young woman’s infatuation with a brooding squire stars Mia Wasikowska alized teen on the verge of a lobotomy conas Jane. jures up a dreamscape of samurais, serpents ● The King’s Speech (1:51) True tale of and grrrl power to plot her escape. ● Winter in Wartime (1:43) A young boy in George VI of England, a reluctant, ill-prepared sovereign who turns to a cutting-edge Nazi-occupied Holland comes of age when a speech therapist to cure his nervous stutter. downed British pilot enters his life. ● Limitless (1:45) Failed author Bradley ● Win Win (1:46) A down-on-his-luck high Cooper pops a new wonder drug to coke up school wrestling coach hopes it to strike it his talents and before he knows it he’s a whiz rich at the betting window when he recruits a at trigonometry, linguistics, seduction and the talented ringer; Paul Giamatti stars. ✹ stock market…and attracting the attention of cops, gangsters and Robert De Niro. ●

›› MOViE TiMES ❋ 2011 Fairfax Documentary Film Festival (Not Rated) Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sun visit fairfaxdocfest.org for schedule The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12:10, 2:40, 5:25, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 12, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 5:10, 10:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30 Mon-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7 Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) ★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 2:15, 5, 7:40, 10:25 Certified Copy (Not Rated) ★★★1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 4:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 6:30 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (PG) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 9:40 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 Mon-Thu 7:05, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 1:15, 3:35, 6, 8:25; digital projection showtimes at 11:55, 2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:45 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25 ❋ Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Wed 7 (filmmaker Joe Cross in person) Garbo the Spy (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat-Sun 12:30 Gnomeo & Juliet (G) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 4:30; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 6:40 ❋ Hop (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:15 Century Northgate 15: 12:50, 3:10, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10; digital projection showtimes at 11:40, 2, 4:15, 6:35, 8:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05

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I Am (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 8:45 Sat-Sun 12, 2, 8:45 Inside Job (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 5:30 Sat-Sun 3:30 Tue-Wed 5 ❋ Insidious (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:45, 5:30, 8, 10:30 Jane Eyre (2011) (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Sun-Tue, Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 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 The King’s Speech (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1, 4, 7, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:25, 10:10 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:25 Mon-Tue, Thu 4:40, 7:30 Limitless (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:30, 5, 7:30 Mon-Tue, Thu 5, 7:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15; digital projection showtime at 8:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 1, 4, 7, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:55 Sun 1:15, 4, 7 Mon-Tue, Thu 4:30, 7:20 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:45, 9:30 Sat 1:10, 4, 6:45, 9:30 Sun 1:10, 4, 6:45 Mon-Thu 4, 6:45 The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 The Music Never Stopped (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 2:20, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Nora’s Will (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat-Sun 12 Of Gods and Men (PG-13) ★★★1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:35,

7:15 Mon-Tue, Thu 7:40 Paul (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 2:35, 7:45 ❋ Potiche (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Mon-Thu 7, 9:15 Queen of the Sun (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 8 Sat 6, 8 Sun 6 Mon-Wed 7:30 Thu 5:30, 7:30 Rango (PG) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:10, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:20, 10 Sun 4:20 Mon-Tue, Thu 4:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 Sat 1:20, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 Sun 1:20, 3:50, 6:30 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:30 Red Riding Hood (PG-13) ★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:10, 6:30 ❋ Source Code (PG-13) Century Cinema: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:05 Sun 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 Mon-Tue, Thu 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:35 Sun-Thu 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15 Sucker Punch (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:20, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 2:40, 3:45, 5:10, 7:45, 9, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:40, 9:20 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:40 ❋ Win Win (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30 Winter in Wartime (Not Rated) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Mon, Thu 6:45, 9

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›› THEATERS CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 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

Deneuve and Depardieu turn up the star power in ‘Potiche,’ Friday at the Rafael. APRIL 1 – APRIL 7, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 23


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Live music 04/01: Bob Hill Band Eclectic original funk rock. With the Acacia Collective. 8pm. $8-12. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

04/01: Floating Records April Fools Concert With Fiver Brown and The Good Sinners, The Incubators, Victoria George and Jeremy D’Antonio. 8pm1am. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr (at Gate 5 Rd), Sausalito . 754-0180. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/01: Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore Blues, bluegrass. 8-10:30pm. $15-20. Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28. com 04/01: Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore Original songs, blues, gospel classics. 8 p.m. $15-20. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 04/01: Susan James Rancho debut. 8pm. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/01:Third Annual Nurse’s Night Out With Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers. Win a Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope! 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 04/02: Andoni’s Quartet Pop, jazz, blues, favorites from the 1930s through today. 7:30-10pm. No cover. Taste of Rome, 1001 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www.taste-of-rome.com 04/02: Doc Kraft Dance Band Dance music. 8:30pm-1:30am. $5. Seahorse Restaurant & Bar, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 601-7858. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/02: Jon Korty and Friends Rock. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www. perisbar.com

04/02: Moonlight Rodeo Original roots-rock/ Americana music. 9-11:45pm. Old Western Saloon, 11201 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661. 04/02: Robben Ford and Jonathan McEuen Blues, rock, jazz fusion. With special guest Anne Kerry Ford. 8 p.m. $22-25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 04/02: RockSkool, The Butlers Rock. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 04/02: Stompy Jones Swing. $12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/02: The Tickets Band Rock. 8:30pm. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Saua lito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 04/02: Tom Finch Group Jazz, rock. Japan benefit performance. 9:30 p.m. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

04/03: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Jazz. 1-4pm. Free. 19 Broadway Niteclub, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

04/03: Lester Chambers Blues Revue Blues Jam session with surprise guest artists. 2-6pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub. com 04/03: The Cowlicks Alternative country. 5pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/05: Country Moonlight Band Folk rock. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com

04/05: Swing Fever With Bryan Gould “Swingin’ the Blues: Kansas City.” 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San

BEST BET Worth a thousand words For many, books represent solid, neatly bound blocks of information or tickets for escaping to a magical land somewhere over the Reading Rainbow. Yet for others, books offer a medium for creating not only works of literary art, but visual art that extends far beyond cleverly decorated jacket designs. Some see stones, while others see flowers or textiles.The sixth annual THE ART OF THE BOOK, the latest exhibition Tor Archer’s ‘Botanical Notes’ exemplifies the at the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, artist’s signature use of juxtaposed materials. bends and alters perceptions of books as vehicles for mere collections of words. With over 50 artists displaying their own personal interpretations of what books have to offer, this is one art exhibit that truly deserves to be uncovered. The work is on display through April 30. Donna Seager Gallery, 851 Fourth St., San Rafael. Free. 415/454-4229.—Dani Burlison 24 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 1 - APRIL 7, 2011

The Stacey Printz Dance Project will stretch the boundaries of modern dance April 3 at the Osher Marin JCC.

Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/06: Lauralee Brown and Co. Jazz and beyond. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/06: The Incubators Funky rock. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 04/07: Carlos Reyes Latin, jazz and classical with Paraguay roots. Record release party. 8pm. $17-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 04/07: Connie Ducey’s C-Jam Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www. panamahotel.com 04/07: Lady D Jazz Thursdays. With Alex Markels, guitar and Jack Prendergast, bass. 9pm-midnight. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Novato, 1535 S. Novato Blvd, Novato. 878-4977. www.ghiringhellisnovato.com 04/08: Bonnie Hayes, Brad Brooks Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

04/08: Corinne West and Kelly Joe Phelps

Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla. 7pm. $12-15. Ali Akbar College of Music, 215 West End Ave., San Rafael. 454-6372. www.aacm.org

04/03: George Kuo, Aaron Mahi and Martin Pahinui A great opportunity to get real deal aloha sounds in an intimate theater setting. Hawaiian slack-key guitar and vocals. 7:30 p.m. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

04/03: Jennifer Stumm and Elizabeth Pridgen Viola. Piano. Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents a program of works by Brahms, Britten and others. 5pm. $25-30. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 381-4453. www.chambermusicmillvalley.org

Through 05/02: Winifred Baker Chorale All are welcome to sing Faure’s “Requieum” and Schubert’s “Mass in E Flat” with the chorale. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening. Performances on April 29 and May 2. 6:309:30pm. $30, for music. Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia, San Rafael. 485-3579. www.duwbc.org

Original Americana duo. 9-11pm. $20-25. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.murphyproductions.com 04/08: Unauthorized Rolling Stones Stones tribute band. 8:30pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/08: Wonderbread 5 Funk. 9 p.m. $15. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

04/03: Printz Dance Project High velocity modern dance presented by the Osher Marin JCC in association with the Marin Arts Council. Stacey Printz, choreography. 5-8pm. $11-22. The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

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04/08-09: An Evening of Jesus Christ Superstar Rock opera performed by Stage Academy Marin. 7:30-10pm. $10. The Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 531-6879. www. stageacademymarin.com Through 04/03:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Changerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; New piece written and performed by alternative theater icon Robert Ernst about the mortgage crisis, multiple personalities, and love in rush-hour traffic. 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 4pm Sun. $28. AlterTheater, 888 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-2787. www.altertheater.org Through 04/17:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Patchwork of stories experienced by a family of pioneer women. See website for showtimes. $20-30. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com Through 04/24:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fuddy Meersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ryan Rilette directs this absurdist comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. See website for show time details. $15-53. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www. marintheatre.org

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Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org. 04/02-29: Sunila Bajracharya Recent paintings and fiber sculpture. Opening reception 4-7pm April 10. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 . www.sgvcc.org

04/02-30: Tuesday Painters at Fairfax Library Opening reception 3-5:30pm April 9. Landscape and still life paintings in oil and acrylic. 10am6pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www.marinlibrary.org

04/03-29:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In Honor of Earth Day Everydayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Opening reception 4-7pm April 3 with live ukelele and didjerido music. Alicia Retes, Painting, featherwork, photography. Art from Hawaii,Panama,Australia. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 . www.sgvcc.org 04/03: First Sunday Open Studios As many as 40 artists host open studios the first Sunday of every month from 11am-4pm. Free. Novato Arts Center, 500 and 501 Palm Dr., Novato. 472-4628. www.novatoartscenter.org 04/04-30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Points of Arrivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Milla Ruane, mixed media paintings. Free. Noci Gelateria& Gallery, 17 East Blithedale, Mill Valley. 388-2423.

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sidered the “mother culture” of Mesoamerica, the Olmec are best known for monumental carved heads. 1-2pm. Free. San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 485-3321. 04/07: Bo Caldwell Ms. Caldwell will be speaking about her recent novel, “The City of Tranquil Light.” 1pm. Free. The Outdoor Art Club, 1 West Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 388-9886. www.theoutdoorartclub.org

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Center Galleries, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org

Through 04/08:‘The Old and The New’ Exhibition of paintings by Melissa Adkison. 8am7pm. Free. Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000. www.marincancerinstitute.org Through 04/15:‘Nature’s Palette’ Marin Arts current exhibit, “Nature’s Palette,” features art in various mediums capturing extraordinary moments in nature in various mediums by 28 artists. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free Marin Arts Gallery, 906 4th Street, San Rafael. 415-666-2442. www.marinarts.org Through 04/17: New Exhibitions “Mithila Women Painters from India.” Jack Spencer, photography; Sue Gonzales, paintings. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org Through 04/21: Winter 2011 Exhibit With featured artists Donna Solin, Ronile Valenza, Sharon Sittloh, and Bernard Healey. Open weekdays. 11am4pm. Free. TCSD Office, 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us Through 04/28: Christopher Olsen Oils on canvas. Tues. -Fri. 11am-5pm. None. Rock Hill Gallery, Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 935-9108. www.ccctiburon.org Through 04/30:‘Season of Water’ The mutability of water is the theme for a series of 2011 Outreach exhibitions on the theme of water by 45 Bay Area Artists curated by Claudia Chapline & Etta Deikman. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. army.mil/bmvc/index.html

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

Talks/Lectures 04/02:‘105 Years Ago: The Earth Shook and The Sky Burned’ San Francisco was a bustling city with fine mansions and grand hotels. Then, at 5:12am on the morning of April 18, 1906, everything changed. Learn about the earthquake and fire history. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. army.mil/bmvc/index.html

04/02: Marin Autism Collaborative 2011 Annual Meeting “Social Attention Impairments in Autism: From Brains to Behavior and Infants to Adolescents.” With keynote speaker Dr. Peter Mundy. 9am-12:30pm. Free. Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael. 472-2373. www.marinautism.org 04/06: ‘Huge Heads and More’ Jim Kohn describes “Olmec: Colossal Masterworks from Ancient Mexico,” an exhibit at the de Young. Con26 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 1 - APRIL 7, 2011

04/01: Mark Childress “Georgia Bottoms.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 04/01: Sarah Vowell NPR’s This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell presents “Unfamiliar Fishes’. From the author of “The Wordy Shipmates” comes an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/02: Kate Atkinson Atkinson discusses her suspense novel “Started Early, Took My Dog.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/02: Susan Hall Hall discusses her memoir “River Flowing Home: A Creative Journey.” 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/02: Teresa Grant “Vienna Waltz.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 04/03: Camilla Lackberg “The Ice Princess.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/05: Gary Vaynerchuk “The Thank You Economy.” Vaynerchuk dissects the companies on the leading edge, showing how they are succeeding. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/05: Patti Lee-Hoffmann “Great Company.” In conversation with Bill Loskutoff. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/06: Jacques d’Amboise D’Amboise talks about “I Was A Dancer.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/06: Sunset Poetry by the Bay Joan Gelfand, Mary Mackey and Melissa Stein read from their recent collections of poetry. 7-9pm. $5 donation. Studio 333 Gallery, 333 Caledonia, Sausalito. 382-8022. www.isledesk.com/islepress/SunsetPoetry.html 04/07: Tina Rosenberg The Pulitzer and National Book award-winning author discusses “Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 04/01-07:‘Potiche’ Catherine Deneuve commands center stage as Suzanne, a “trophy housewife” who steps in to run the family’s business. 7pm. $10.25 Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael,. 454-1222. www.cafilm.org 04/04:‘BodyTalk’World Premiere Screening From The Body Positive comes a new DVD, filmed primarily on the San Domenico campus, challenging the messages society promotes about weight, health and beauty. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 258-1900. www.sandomenico.org/body

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04/07:‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ 1935 Oscar winning movie starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. Bring a blanket. Snacks available. 6-9pm. Donations. Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Foot of Gate 5 Road, Sausalito. 332-3179. www.spauldingcenter.org/events/movie-night.html

Community Events (Misc.) 04/01: Fun Day Party and Potluck Live music with Pat Palmer and her blue grass band, magic with Lawrence Lemon, and fun-filled activities with Ritch Davidson of Playfair. 6:30-10pm. $5-$25 (no one turned away for lack of funds). Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 924-7824. www. sunrise-center.org 04/02: 2nd Annual Family Walk and BBQ Luncheon “Beyond Differences: Marin Teens Working to Overcome Social Isolation.” With Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. Proceeds benefit Beyond Differences Marin based nonprofit. 10:30am-3pm. $25-50 per family. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto , Mill Valley. (510) 444-4710 . www.beyonddifferences.org 04/02: 2nd Annual Fire and Ice Ball Reception with food, no host bar, music, dancing, & silent auction. Benefit for Community Emergency Response Team(CERT). 6pm-midnight. $35-40. IDESST Hall, 511 Caledonia, Sausalito. www.smfireandice.com 04/02: A Taste of West Marin Silent auction and fundraiser for the Stinson Beach preschool. With full dinner from Wild Onion Catering, Tomales Bay oyster bar, live and silent auction, live music with Bobo Tempo, Amber and Tony. 6-10 p.m. $25-30. Stinson Beach Community Center, 32 Belvedere Ave., Stinson Beach. 868-0949. www.stinsonbeachpreschool. com 04/02: Bridal Faire Brides and grooms can meet local vendors and wedding industry professional. 11am-3pm. Free. Hilltop 1892 , 859 Lamont Ave ., Novato. 893.1892. www.hilltop1892.com 04/02: Green Arts Festival Student led celebration of the earth through the arts. Features art, food, live music with Brick n’ Honey, members of ‘Til Dawn. Benefits solar power project at Drake High. 7-10pm. $5-15. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org/artsevents/centerevents. html#green

04/02: Red Hill Dog Park Work Party Monthly work party has tasks for all skill levels and time allottements. Come and support the dog park. 9-11am. Red Hill Dog Park, Shaw Dr., San Anselmo. www.redhillpark.com.

04/03: Single Payer Health Care Advocacy Training Join Health Care for All Marin for information and public advocacy training. 1:30-5pm. Free. Book Passage, annex classroom, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.

04/05: Marin United Taxpayers Association With guest speaker Reuven Segev who is collecting signatures to repeal SMART. 6:308:45pm. Northgate Community Room, 5800 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 488-9273. www. marintax.org 04/05: Sausalito Singles Mingle Celebrate Spring with new single friends in a restaurant with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Bay. 7-9pm. $10. The Spinnaker, 100 Spinnaker Dr., Sausalito. 507-9962. www. thepartyhotline.com

04/06-07: Remembrance Writing 101 for Older Adults Discover easy ways to write

04/04: Mill Valley Library Monday Night at the Movies "The Man Who Knew Too Much."

and share the stories of your life. Bring a 3-ring notebook, paper, pencil to class. 2-4pm. $5. Whistlestop Senior Center, 130 Tamalpais, San Rafael. 479-2993.

Alfred Hitchcock. (1934). 7pm. Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292.

04/06: Marin Coalition Luncheon and Debate Novato attorney Jerome Ghigliotti

and Canal Alliance's Tom Wilson will debate the use of e-verify, which is the government's internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. 11:30am-1:30pm. $18-20. Chalet Basque, 405 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 454-8877. www.marincoalition.com. 04/06: Marin County College Fair Representatives from 150 colleges, universities, post-secondary programs available to meet with you; financial aid and college testing workshops. 6-8pm. Free. Dominican University of California. Conlon Recreation Center, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. www.dominican.edu 04/07:‘Just Food: From Eden to Postville’ The Koret Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood lecture exploring the history of food in Judaism. With Rachel Brodie. 7pm. $15-45. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

04/08: Second Friday Artwalk/Earth Day and National Poetry Month Event With environmental poet Rebecca Foust, illustrator Lorna Stevens; and environmentalist artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang. Reservations advised. 5:30-7pm. $5-7. Marin Arts, 906 4th st., San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org Tuesdays: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www. finnegansmarin.com

Kid Stuff 04/02:Todd Wees Quirky indie-pop for kids. Don't miss dancing to "The Ketchup Song." 11am. $5-12. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito. (415) 339-3900. www.badm.org.

04/03: 6th annual Youth Film Festival at the Lark See the creations of young auteurs on the big screen at the Larks popular 6th annual Youth Film Festival. Noon. $10. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur . 924-5111. www.larktheater.net 04/06: Family Storytime Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft for caregivers and children of all ages. No registration required. 7-8pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3322. www.cityofsanrafael.org/Government/Library/Kids_Page.htm Wednesdays: Fun and Funky Kids Art For kids ages 2-4. Movement, recycled art, stories and singing. Through April 26. 10am. $7 drop-in/$30 for 6 classes Fairfax Community Center, Fairfax. www.fairfaxfocas.com/products.html

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 04/02: Mt.Tam Trail Crew Volunteers are needed to help with tread and drainage maintenance, erosion control and vegetation management along the Mickey O’Brien Trail. 9am-2pm. Free. Mickey O’Brien Trail, Ridgecrest Blvd., Mill Valley. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org

04/02:Woolly Egg Ranch Spring Farm Tour Tours at 10am and 1pm. Park at 203 Marin Ave. and walk to site. See cute farm animals. Learn about gardens, solar power, biofuels and more. $5, please preregister Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

04/06: Ring Mountain Wildflower Walk Serpentine ridge famous for rare plants, diversity of colors and shapes makes for a great spring hike. From Hwy.101 take Paradise Dr. exit-East; Turn right at Taylor road. Gate is at end of Taylor road. 10am-2pm. Free. Corte Madera. ✹

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 busi-

ness 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126321 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DAUTH HOBBIES, 224 GREENFIELD AVE. SUITE 2, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CARYN GUTHRIE, 206 SOLANO 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 March 17, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126314 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BC DESIGN PARTNERS, 452 OLD QUARRY RD. NORTH, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: JAMES E. BROWN, 452 OLD QUARRY RD. NORTH, LARKSPUR, CA 94939; ROBERT L. COPANI, 452 OLD QUARRY RD. NORTH, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2004. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 10, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126182 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUZZCUTS.TV, 262 WOODLAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: THOMAS P. SCHWEEN, 262 WOODLAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126326 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as A SECOND OPINION, 177 FRUSTUCK AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: JOHN OWENS SERVICES, INC., 177 FRUSTUCK AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126298 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INSIGHT BUILDERS, 3980 GLEN ALBYN DR., SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105: CHARLES EWARD WARNER JR., 3980 GLEN ALBYN DR., SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105. 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 9, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126140 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as A SELF STORAGE, 101 RENAISSANCE RD., NOVATO, CA 94945: JOHN E. KENNEY JR., 32 GREENWOOD BAY DR., TIBURON, CA 94920; KH WU KRUEGER, 29 FERN CANYON RD., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126329 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINE BEST BUYS, 70 HERITAGE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROBERT J. COOK, 70 HERITAGE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 5, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126231 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROSE FLOWER MASSAGE, 1006 TAMALPAIS AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: YAO Y. CHE, 1006 TAMALPAIS AVE., 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 March 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126226 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROSE SPA, 247 SHORE LINE HWY #B-6, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: YAO Y. CHE, 247 SHORE LINE HWY #B-6, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126297 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN ALTERNATIVE MOTHERS GROUP, 18 BELLE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DANIELA O. OZKAY, 18 BELLE AVE., 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 March 9, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126201 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HILLHOUSE ELECTRICAL, 10 SPRING GROVE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: RONAN WHELAN, 10 SPRING GROVE AVE., 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 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126344 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EXECUTIVE SUPPORT SOLUTIONS, 320 CHANNING WAY #234, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: KAER SOUTTHARD, 320 CHANNING WAY #234, 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 March 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126357 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TRUE CAD ARTWORKS, 154 INDIAN HILLS DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: THOMAS R. RIEKERT, 154 INDIAN HILLS DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126347 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INET ENTERTAINMENT, 136 OAK AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: GENE BERMAN, 136 OAK AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126376 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KITCHEN STUD, 11 BRIGHTON BLVD. #1, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: LISA ROGERSON, 11 BRIGHTON BLVD. #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 March 17, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126202 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PETITE MOLLIER, 1214 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: MOLLIE J. CUMMINGS, 8 WESTBRAE DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126222 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DESIGN ATELIER, 1410 THIRD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ANNE AND SANDY, INC., 1410 THIRD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 23, 2008. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126362 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as YIASOU, 800 TAMALPAIS, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LOUKAS PAPANASTASIOU, 18 ASHLAND DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126391 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GRAZIE RESTAURANT, 823 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94947: RENEE LEE NORMAN, 8 SADDIEBROOK CT., 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 March 21, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126162 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ECO-VET, 321 MESA VERDE WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JASON SKERIK, 321 MESA VERDE WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; WALTER YOUNG, 321 MESA VERDE WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 22, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126382 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OSOS SECURITY SERVICES, 55 MILLAND DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: JULIANNE E. OSOSKE, 55 MILLAND DR., 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 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126433 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PK AUDIOVISUAL, 339 BOLINAS RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: PAUL KONIKOWSKI, 339 BOLINAS RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. 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 23, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126290 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SUITER FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, 250 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD. C2, NOVATO, CA 94949: VICKI SUITER, 250 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD. C2, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 09, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126467 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PAULS HOME REPAIR/DESIGN, 1133 THIRD ST., NOVATO, CA 94945: PAUL DOIRON, 1133 THIRD ST., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s)

listed herein on March 28, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126434 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WEBSTER TECH WRITERS, 324 EL FAISEN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DOROTHY J. WEBSTER, 324 EL FAISEN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 March 23, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126443 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FRANCIS NAILS, 1815 4TH ST. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: XUAN TRANG NGUYEN, 15 SONOMA ST. #B, SAN RAFAEL, 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 March 24, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126451 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EAGLE SURVEILLANCE, 3665 KERNER BLVD. #C, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAVID MARTINS, 3665 KERNER BLVD. #C, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126431 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, 230 ALDER RD., BOLINAS, CA 94924: GREGORY D. SCHANK, 230 ALDER RD., BOLINAS, CA 94924. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 23, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 23, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126345 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PARK PLACE SALON, 206 TAMALPAIS DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: TATIANA MARGITA CHASE, 15 MANDERLY RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; RENEE KATIE SIMPSON, 215 BOLINAS RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126423 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AES ELECTRIC, 1241 ANDERSEN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ADVANCED ELECTRIC SOLUTIONS INC., 1241 ANDERSEN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corpoartion. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 23, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 23, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126464 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TECHMARIN, 11 MERRYDALE RD. #11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: TED POTTER, 11 MERRYDALE RD. #11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 28, 2011. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011)

997 All Other Legals 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) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101151. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JORDAN MATTHEW STONE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JORDAN MATTHEW STONE to GEORGE WASHINGTON WEAVER JUNIOR. 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 29, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. K, Room 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: March 4, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101295. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner GREGORY JOHN KRIEGER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GREGORY JOHN KRIEGER to BLESS GREG KRIEGER. 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 22, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. B, 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: March 11, 2011 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101360. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MANY BORNHOR ESPAILLAT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MANY BORNHOR ESPAILLAT to ISABEL BORNHOR ESPAILLAT. 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 26, 2011, 9:00 AM, 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: March 15, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2011) SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 085844. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): DONALD BAKER: YOU ARE BEING SUED (LO ESTAN DEMANDANDO). PETITIONER’S NAME

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›› STARSTREAM by Ly nd a R ay

Week of March 31-April 6, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Mischievous Mercury has decided to stick around for the party in your sign, and the loony Moon and your ruler (madcap Mars) join in on the fun Saturday. It’s a weekend with SIX celestial energies influencing your personality house. Sunday’s inspiring New Moon in Aries coincides with an exciting connection between dynamic Mars and anything-goes Uranus. Some people have a birthday; you have a rocket launch... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) You can’t help but daydream on the job this week—and the boss is likely to give you a hard time about it. Usually, you stoically deal with the slings and arrows of outrageous authority figures, but right now, with peaceful Venus in the sensitive sign of Pisces, you’re a bit vulnerable. Meanwhile, you will notice a tendency to accidentally lock yourself out of your car, home and/or health club locker. Make a spare set of keys—ASAP. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Now that your ruler (smart-aleck Mercury) is moving retrograde, life is getting interesting. You are likely to spout your opinions before thinking, tell your best friend what you really think of his/her significant other and land feet first in hot water over your comments on a regular basis. It could be worse: You could be landing headfirst. You are in a tricky situation for the next month. Get ready to backtrack. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) When your ruler (the watery Moon) occupies the fiery sign of Aries, you’re never really all that comfortable. But, when your Moon must integrate with five other celestial bodies in Aries, you experience a higher than usual degree of anxiety. So, at least over the weekend, don’t expect much tranquility. And, while it’s calmer by Tuesday, miracles should not be presumed. Don’t go far from your shell. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Mercury moving backwards in your travel house until the 23rd can be indicative of delays or even situations that leave you stranded in the wrong airport. For the next few months, the other planets are trying to ensure that you broaden your horizons and enjoy the journey as much, if not more, than the destination. So remain casual about vacation plans. Whatever is meant to happen will happen—including possibly ending up in Paris, France, not Paris, Texas. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Accommodating Venus has entered your relationship house. She suggests that you be a bit more forgiving with your closest friends, lovers and business partners. That may be easier said than done this week as power struggles crop up more often than not. Your biggest strength right now is your ability to stay true to your individuality no matter what. All this hard-earned self-respect you currently possess? Courtesy of Pluto. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) If you wonder if you’re starring in an episode of Battlestar Galactica, you’re not far off. The solar system is heavily weighted in favor of Aries and the sole planet on your side is Saturn. While Saturn can be helpful with career issues, he is not so skilled in other areas. So, if you are feeling like a failure in your personal life, tell Saturn to switch back to focusing on your professional one. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) As mentioned before, you can be quite tenacious—willing to hang in there and prove your loyalty. Nevertheless, once you do reach your limit, you walk away without a backward glance. The interplanetary battles involving your ruler (powerful Pluto) are particularly intense this week. Whether you are ready to close a door or not, you don’t have to worry. Another one will open soon. Scorpio and rebirth—two peas in a pod. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) The emotive Moon spends the weekend activating your sense of playfulness, encouraging you to bring out the crayons or guitar or pottery wheel and immersing yourself in a creative project. Meantime, you are discovering that not all of your pals are worth keeping as you are in the midst of streamlining your circle of friends. Fortunately, most of you are starting out with a really large selection... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Mars can be a bit of an irritant when he occupies the sector of your chart ruling the psyche. You may find that you overreact to the slightest criticism, especially from a family member. There is hope for peace, however, as cooperative Venus is influencing your communications and personal interactions. So, when you feel yourself start to snap, take a deep breath. Given the chance, Venus will make sure you say something nice—or at least polite... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) While sometimes a New Moon can escape attention, this weekend is one for the books. You are likely to encounter situations where the only solution seems to be putting yourself in a warrior state of mind. Confrontations are numerous, but short-lived. Keep the chamomile tea handy. Meantime, life is about to change. After a 13-year stay, nebulous Neptune (temporarily) leaves your sign on Tuesday and will not return until July. Hello, clear-headed objectivity. Goodbye, fogginess. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) A relentless amount of fiery energy makes this weekend particularly difficult for the water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio). Expect to feel rather steamy as you encounter too many aggressive people with no sensitivity to your feelings. In better news, your ruler (enchanting Neptune) comes home to your sign for the first time since the 1800s. From now until July you are (even more than usual) musical, imaginative and inclined to buy completely impractical footwear. Enjoy. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com APRIL 1, 2011 – APRIL 7, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 29


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Two years ago, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beth,â&#x20AC;? this attractive woman I see around, gave me her number and mentioned three times that she hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been asked out in a long time. I called to ask her out and... silence. She then said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t... as I think I may have something else to do.â&#x20AC;? Well, that was that, as I rarely ask a lady a second time when a lady â&#x20AC;&#x153;may have something else to do.â&#x20AC;? I saw her around occasionally, and we were polite. Fast-forward to last week: I saw her and about 10 of her girlfriends swilling pitchers of beer and doing shots. I said hello to Beth, nodded to her friends, then rejoined my group. One by one, Bethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends wandered over and gushed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hear you asked Beth out!â&#x20AC;? I said that yes, I hadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;two years ago. And once! Do you think Beth painted me as a stalker or some stain that wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, or was I a victim of some rare chick moment?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;MystiďŹ ed

A:

People say things for a reason. Sometimes, the reason is that they are nervous and socially awkward and burp out the ďŹ rst thing they can thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made of words. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I may have something else to doâ&#x20AC;? couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve meant â&#x20AC;&#x153;anything but go out with you,â&#x20AC;? or maybe she just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of a good excuse for the real deal: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lady at the clinic told me to avoid all sexual contact until the burning and itching goes away.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely Beth gave you her number just so she could prank you two years later. Chances are, she liked you and then felt insulted that you never called again despite the strong signals she gave you: stony silence, followed two years later by a gauntlet of her drunk friends. You didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help matters with your little policy of never asking for a date more than once. This can be a workable strategyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Jake Gyllenhaal and you have women tossing their panties with their phone number over the booth divider whenever you go out to eat. When a woman youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked out turns you down in some nebulous way, asking her out again will either get you a date or conďŹ rm that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lost cause. It helps if you can divorce rejection from how you feel about yourself. Remember, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-worth,â&#x20AC;? not â&#x20AC;&#x153;what girls think of me-worth.â&#x20AC;? Try to see asking someone out as a procedural thing you have to go throughâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ask once, then repeatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;kind of like â&#x20AC;&#x153;rinse, lather, repeatâ&#x20AC;? directions on the back of a shampoo bottle. (Surely, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see â&#x20AC;&#x153;repeatâ&#x20AC;? as a message from your shampoo manufacturer that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a worthless human being who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be trusted to clean his disgusting greasehead the ďŹ rst time around.) Why not just walk away? Because, well, sometimes the guy who looks like a giant Martian baby gets the girl. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about a guy who writes at the coffeehouse I doâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a guy the color of fresh Wite-Out, with no eyebrows, eyelashes or hair, who has a stunningly beautiful wife. Loads of men always ogled her, he told meâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and then just stood there with their mouths open, never getting to the point where their lips moved and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wanna go out with me?â&#x20AC;? came out. Maybe some of those guys now realize that good things come to those who waitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;good things like a ďŹ&#x201A;eeting glance at the hot wife of the weird-looking guy who gets that far better things come to those who ask.

PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 IS (Nombre Del Demandante): BEATRICE GATHARA-BAKER. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this SUMMONS and PETITION are served on you to file a RESPONSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your RESPONSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dĂ&#x192;°Šas corridos despuĂ&#x192;Šs de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta CitaciĂ&#x192;Š n y Petici0n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 Ă&#x192;Š FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefĂ&#x192;Š nica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar Ă&#x192;Š rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y

la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambiĂ&#x192;Šn le puede ordenar que pague manutenciĂ&#x192;Š n, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciĂ&#x192;Š n, pida al secretario un formulario de exenciĂ&#x192;Š n de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pĂ&#x192;Š ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informaciĂ&#x192;Š n para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniĂ&#x192;Šndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las Ă&#x192;Š rdenes de restricciĂ&#x192;Š n que figuran en la pĂ&#x192;ÂĄgina 2 valen para ambos cĂ&#x192;Š nyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticiĂ&#x192;Š n, se emita un fallo o la corte dĂ&#x192;Š otras Ă&#x192;Š rdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas Ă&#x192;Š rdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered

to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutenciĂ&#x192;Š n, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticiĂ&#x192;Š n de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direcciĂ&#x192;Š n de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, CA 94903-4164. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitionerâ â&#x201E;˘s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direcciĂ&#x192;Š n y nĂ&#x192;Âşmero de telĂ&#x192;Šfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): BEATRICE GATHARA-BAKER, PO BOX 424, KENTFIELD, CA 94914, (415)925-1409. Date (Fecha): December 1, 2008. Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Kim Turner, S. Hendryx, Deputy (Asistente). NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIĂ&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x153; LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011)

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My girlfriend and I promised that if we ever broke up, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d remain friends. Well, we broke up a year ago, and she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want me in her life at all. She wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer my calls, email, nothing. I ďŹ nally emailed her, saying Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d wait patiently but I need her in my life. She sent back a curt â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please be kind enough to respect my wishes.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ouch

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Of course, in the heat of love, you say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be friends,â&#x20AC;? and not, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we ever break up, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go around my house and cut your head out of all the pictures, burn the sheets, and put everything you ever gave me in a plastic shopping bag and drop it off at Goodwill.â&#x20AC;? After the relationship ends, however, the silliest things get in the way of a beautiful friendship, like the unbearable pain one person feels at the mere sight of the other. So, try to excuse your girlfriend if she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up for regular get-togethers to learn how great your life is without her, how easy it was for you to move on, and how you spend hours every day not giving her a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thought. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a girl to say but â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was emotionally draining! Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait till next week!â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š

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Pacific Sun Weekly 04.01.2011 - Section 1