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›› LETTERS Jury’s out on public transit I have brought this to the attention of the clerk of the county court the last two times I’ve been called to jury duty, and tried to alert Marin Transit Authority to this reality, yet no one seems to get the point. Next time you receive a jury duty summons in the mail, check the instructions on how to get there. Doesn’t do a transit-dependent potential juror much good to know which parking lot is set aside for jurors. Absolutely no information on how to get to the Marin Civic Center on public transit. Atrocious. Or could this be subtle jury-rigging...? Hobart Bartshire, Fairfax

Salty dialogue Regarding Jason Walsh’s review of Salt & Pepper restaurant in Tiburon [“A Dash of Salt & Pepper,” April 1]—shame on him to suggest that the mashed potatoes needed more salt. Anyone can add salt. It is nice to know this restaurant is being health-conscious and that things are not being over salted. Hooray for them!! TB Farmer, Tiburon

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, TB. We always appreciate it when readers “pepper” us with feedback. And we have to agree with you on this one. Despite most mashed-potatoes recipes calling for “salt to taste,” there’s no reason not to leave the unhealthful habit to the shaker at the table. In fact, we’d be quite happy if Marin mash-potato chefs would forgo the butter, as well, and simply leave a stick of Land O’ Lakes with each table setting. And now that we think about it, we’re quite sure the lactose

intolerant would prefer a bit more dairy control, and those carb-conscious customers should probably have a say in how much Yukon Gold goes under the masher. Perhaps the only suitable mashed potato scenario would be for the waiter to bring to each table a pot of tubers, a garden spade, scrubbing gloves, a potato peeler, one live Holstein, a butter churn and a salt shaker so that diners can make doubly sure only the healthy ingredients in mashed potatoes make it into their order. We jest of course! Excess salt consumption has been linked to a number of conditions and we agree with TB that it should be monitored.

For a gullible time, call 415-453... I’m writing about Nikki Silverstein’s recent column about the pervert who always rings twice [“When A Stranger Calls,” March 4]. I was telling my son today Perhaps ‘David’ considers it about the funny rude not to ask a girl back for a phone call I got two second creepy phone call. Saturday nights ago and proceeded to tell him, unbeknownst to me at the time, almost the exact same story you’d written about “David” with the English accent. What a coincidence of someone phoning me, saying he’s trying to reach a model with the same name as me, etc., etc. And my son said, “Mom, it’s a scam.” But there was nothing about it that seemed like a scam, he wanted nothing from me, asked nothing. He said, “Mom, it’s a scam.” I said what could he want from me, I’m old enough to be his mother. But I did

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TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Gay-marriage debate turns ‘civil’ Spahr case raises question of ministers performing civil marriages Local stores can ‘adapt’ to Target, says study A “community impact study” on the potential economic effects of bringing a Target store to eastern San Rafael was released by the city today—and it says that local stores should be able to “successfully adapt” to increased competition from the Minneapolis retail-grocery giant.. Sidebar: Our chemical romance A very brief history of pesticides...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com repeat the story several times over this last week because it was funny and this guy did call back because he said I was interesting! A sucker (and me from New York!)! Anyway, my son had read your column, and showed it to me. I keep laughing when I think about it being a scam (because I was so sure it wasn’t), but I gather from your police friend, it could be scary. Thank you for writing the column so those of us who may have lost our skeptical edge can remember to be careful! (So how did he get our numbers?) Name Withheld by Request, San Anselmo

If only Van Helsing was this averse to commuter rail! There was tremendous response to the Marin United Taxpayers’ anti-SMART speaker at our April 5 meeting. The Marin United Taxpayers Association voted to “Kill SMART—drive MUTA could really use Peter a stake through Cushing right about now... its heart,” and we seem to represent the feelings of a majority of Marin’s voters who feel duped by its false promises. We really miss Dennis Fishwick, whose death last summer left his anti-SMART lawsuit in limbo, but there is a strong consensus that the vote and the joint-powers agreement— combining Marin voters with Sonoma— went against the state constitution and was illegal. The only ones to benefit from SMART are the consultants and the freight carriers. The diesel smoke, noise and traffic inconvenience will wreck those communities along the 101 corridor. Alex Easton-Brown, Lagunitas

But if the rich pay taxes how will they find time to gamble away our pensions? There is a solution to cutting our budget, beyond Gov. Brown’s tax proposal. Multibillionaire top Fortune 500 corporations— like Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, GE and Citigroup—pay NO income tax. The richest of the rich need to pay their fair share in

taxes, just like anyone else. Tax avoidance is immoral, but there is a corporate culture in the United States to find loopholes to increase profits, avoiding tax liability. Before one more teacher is fired or one more education program cut and food assistance for the poor eliminated, the richest of the rich, i.e., Bank of America—and the corporations above— need to pay their fair share, just like anyone else. MoveOn.org, Move Your Money and US Uncut advocate, on a grassroots level, that we protest this injustice, speak with our checkbooks and transfer our bank accounts from Bank of America (and others) to local credit unions. I pay, you pay—why doesn’t B of A?! Mark Green Solomons, Fairfax

Every air-conditioned breath you take, they’ll be watching you... I am an amateur radio operator, licensed electrical contractor and electronics-andcomputer technician. I have a problem with “smart meters.” But not for the common reasons—because I know how to shield them even to the point they will not do PG&E any good, if I wish. I am also a licensed alarmcompany operator and programmer and I have a problem with smart meters because they are a security risk. No encryption system is unbreakable. If they can be hacked into, your power could be turned off, power use monitored, and maybe even change readings so PG&E gets false readings. I would not be surprised if the entire grid of smart meters could be crippled with a virus! They can be used to keep track of when we are at home and when we are not home! This information can be shared with, for example, the local police, CIA or FBI with or without a warrant. I believe the Patriot Act allows warrant-less searches if one is a suspected terrorist. Do you want a record of when you are home and not, accessible to anyone like a burglar, that can hack into the smart meter or bribe a PG&E employee? Not me. I would “opt out” but PG&E does not make that an economically viable option, and people refusing it find it installed anyway, which PG&E does by trespassing. PG&E says when you sign a contract with them you give them permission on your property for repairs. Did you sign a contract? Kevin E. West, Lagunitas

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o Target or not to Target. That is the question in San Rafael. Whether it’s nobler to approve a new Target with an expansive grocery section that could benefit lower-income residents watching their spending dollars, or take aim at a mega-big-box retailer that could change the character of San Rafael and beyond? The community impact report the San Rafael City Council will discuss at a special meeting April 21 paints a relatively benign picture of the impacts of a 137,000-squarefoot Target. But critics say the report fails to take into account several key elements that skew its findings in favor of a Target store at the Shoreline Center, near Home Depot. CalPox owns the property, which is the former site of the San Quentin landfill. The City Council asked for the community impact report at a meeting Dec. 20, the last in a series of contentious sessions in a development proposal that has lasted several years. Minneapolis-based Target first filed an application for a general-merchandise store in 2007, but pulled it in 2009, citing the crashing economy. The big-box retailer then re-activated its application with some minor modifications. A group of opponents coalesced into Keep it Local San Rafael. Jonathan Frieman, the well-known San Rafael resident and civic activist, is a spokesman for Keep it Local. He

says that in addition to considerations such as traffic impacts, some of which cannot be mitigated, according to a staff report, the council should consider the wider impact on the communities surrounding San Rafael. That’s a consideration absent in the community impact report. Frieman, as well as other Target opponents, object to the city choosing the multinational firm Aecom—that provides technical, management and support services—to prepare the community impact report, which they say is biased in favor of Target. Another strong Keep it Local spokesman, Bill Daniels, objects to using Aecom instead of a more local firm. Daniels owns United Markets; one of his stores is not far from the proposed Target location. “We did our best to make sure that Aecom wasn’t selected,” says Frieman. “I went out and found three different companies for them. I said you are not going to get an objective report from Aecom. But they went ahead.” The basis of the objection to Aecom is that the company prepared the urban decay analysis contained in the Target environmental impact report. Opponents wanted a neutral firm to conduct the community impact report, which the council requested to expand on the urban decay information. (Urban decay is a planning term that describes what 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS For a good time, don’t call Novato! Steer clear of Novato would-be Banksies, the northern Marin city is cracking down on graffiti. The City Council voted unanimously April 12 to begin requiring building owners to remove any publicly visible graffiti on their property within 10 days—cutting the previously required response time in half. Those failing to meet the 10-day deadline may find city workers on their property cleaning up the mess—and a bill in their mailbox for the cost. Meanwhile, Novato has created a graffitifighting task force focused on cleaning up gang tags and making it easier for neighbors to report graffiti. Happy Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Brrrrrrrrrrinngggg! Hello, Marin drivers? Put down your cell phones—it’s the cops! Marin County police officers handed out more than 150 phoning-and-driving tickets last week as part of a statewide “ring sting” to discourage folks from texting and using cell phones behind the wheel. San Rafael police led the charge in California’s inaugural Distracted Driving Awareness Month with 86 tickets in the first week of April, with Novato, Sausalito and the CHP joining in the hunt for drivers taking their hands off the wheel—and eyes off the road—for a variety of activities, from eating to combing hair to text messaging. Fines begin at $20, but with added fees can climb upwards of $100. Desal EIR goes to court The Marin Municipal Water District received some soluble news about its plans for a desalination plant when Superior Court Judge Lynn Duryee threw out desal opponents’ contention that the passing of Measure S in November invalidates the district’s 2009 approval of a desalination plant. Measure S proposed that no construction—or money put toward construction—of a desalination plant could take place without voter approval. Duryee essentially ruled that funds previously spent by the district toward planning of the plant are not negated by Measure S. The ruling was only an opening salvo in court proceedings over Marin desalination— parties in a suit over desalination await an April 19 court hearing about the validity of the Marin Municipal Water District’s environmental impact report on construction of a plant. Critics of plans for a plant cite its high energy consumption, its $105 million price tag— some opponents put the number at closer to $400 million—and what they predict will be a harmful manipulation of the environment—desalination removes salt from seawater through reverse osmosis—as reasons the court should overturn the EIR. Litigants also claim desal would encourage population growth in the tens of thousands. However the April 19 proceedings play out, the rainy weather has dampened any immediate plans for a desal plant; the water district officially put the project on hold last year as consumption rates dropped thanks to the floundering economy, successful conservation efforts and a rainy winter. This winter saw Mount Tamalpais reservoirs between 99 and 100 percent capacity. Meanwhile, the financially strapped water district is considering a 4 percent rate increase for customers. A public hearing on the rate increase is slated for April 27, 7:30pm at the San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. For details, visit www.marinwater.org. Homeless numbers down, near homeless up Marin has had some genuine success over the last two years in alleviating its homeless problem—but that success is tenuous at best, according to a study by the Marin County Health and Human Services department. The department’s Point in Time Homeless Count—a single-day census of the county homeless community—was conducted Jan. 27; results released April 6 identified 1,220 homeless people in Marin. The numbers show an encouraging improvement since 11 >

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›› BEHiND THE SUN

From the Sun vaults, April 13 - 20, 1966

A whiter shade of palaver Money-buys-happiness scheme thwarted by tree-huggers, civil rights by Jason Wals h

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A group of wealthy, aghast that a group of do-gooder conmiddle-aged white men servationists and their tree-hugging ways were demanding an end were forestalling their dream to create a to housing discrimination WASPy Brigadoon of, as they described, years ago in Marin 45 years ago this “unique topography and isolation.” week—housing discrimi“We believe Marincello to be a superbly nation against them. planned community development... It was April of 1966 and the Marin [and] in the decades ahead this beautiCounty Housing Authority had just voted ful city will be a source of great pride and to seek government subsidies for low-in- economic assistance to Marin County—a come housing, as reported in the Pacific triumph for future enlightened planning Sun’s bluntly headin Marin.” lined story, “Homes And the future for Negroes Sought was now. Another in Marin.” As Suenlightened planpervisor Ernest ning plot had just Kettenhofen unforhatched to convert tunately put it, “We 2,000 acres on want to see some the east shore of black faces.” Tomales Bay into a And thus a cenwater wonderland tury after the end of for the wealthy—a that “peculiar instisecond-home tution” of slavery, a recreation develdozen years followopment replete ing the Supreme with its own Court’s striking marina, clubdown of segregahouse, golf course tion, and 21 months and airstrip. And after the passage of that’s not to be the Civil Rights Act, outdone by the African-Americans ploy of the First were finally being Christian Church given an opportu- Developer Thomas Frouge, right, and engineer Michael of America, which Marville break ground on Marincello, 1966. nity to make their was maneuvering home in the white for approval to neighborhoods of this very white county. use the 2,000 acres it had purchased near And flourishing male Caucasians were only Muir Woods to build a 5,000-home Chrisasking for the same right—the right to move tian community and religious institute away from those neighborhoods to an even dedicated to the study of what separates richer, whiter part of the county. man from the animals. Church leaders “We wish to call attention to an aggrawere confident the county would approve vated situation which, if permitted to con- their project because, as one elder told the tinue, will bring havoc upon this county Sun, “[We’ve] got God on our side.” for years to come,” began the “Open Letter Meanwhile, as the affluent plotted to Marin County” from Edmond Meyer their escape to easier streets where they and Alan L. Oddie of Mill Valley that ran wouldn’t have “to see some black faces,” opposite the “Homes for Negroes” story. the residents of Marin City received some The havoc-wreaking situation, they wrote, bad news. The Federal Housing Authority was in reference to “the unjust and reckhad denied their request to build a shopless tactics of a small but clamorous group ping center in the predominately Africanwhich is using the issue of ‘conservation’ American community—because it was too in its opposition to Marincello.” poor. Though the shopping center “may Marincello, of course, was a scheme be desirable and could benefit the entire concocted by fat-cat East Coast developers area,” the housing authority told commuand Gulf Oil to reap millions by turning nity leaders in its rejection of funds for the the Marin Headlands into a “planned” project, the high cost of such a shopping megalopolis of 30,000 people, 50 apartcenter could only be approved for areas of ment towers, a mall and a skyscraping “moderate-income families.” hotel overlooking the Golden Gate. Meyer Marin City, it would appear, must not and Oddie, on behalf of the Citizens have had God on its side. < Committee for Justice to Marincello, stood Email Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com.

›› TRiViA CAFÉ

by Howard Rachelson 1. Jenny Fulle is currently an executive producer at Sony Pictures Imageworks. But as a 10-year old in Mill Valley in 1974, she became the first girl in the nation to play what? 2. The term “humidity” refers to the amount of what in the air? 3. In 2010, electric-powered automobiles became more available and affordable for the first time. Give the following model names: Nissan ____; and Chevy____. 4. The act of removing an oyster from its shell is known by what five-letter verb? 5. Name three sports that can involve a net but not a ball. 6. From 1993-1995, actress Julia Roberts was married to what country music singer? 7. Pictured, below: Identify these animals; each one’s name begins with M.

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8. The U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men. Name the two who later became U.S. presidents. 9. Historians trace the fall of the Roman Empire to the fifth century, when Rome was sacked by what cruel and destructive East Germanic tribe (whose name is now a generic term for cruel and destructive)? 10. In what 1992 movie starring Geena Davis and Madonna did Tom Hanks play the role of an overweight, obnoxious, drunken baseball coach?

BONUS QUESTION: Which of the U.S. state capital cities has the largest population (it’s America’s fifth largest city)? Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to howard1@triviacafe. com; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit!

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would—or would not—happen if a store opens in a community.) Daniels says Target opponents spent considerable time trying to convince the council that Aecom would carry a bias. “We said we don’t like what we see. All Aecom [will do] is approve whatever Target wants.” Frieman says opponents offered to help cover the costs of the community impact report if the council would agree to look for a firm other than Aecom. Stephanie Lovette, San Rafael’s acting economic development director, says the city’s choice of Aecom is unsurprising. “Aecom was a sub-consultant to the EIR consultant and did the urban decay analysis. The city chose them because a lot of the information on the trade area, etc., had already been gathered by [Aecom].” The city contracted with Aecom to compile the report. Cal-Pox will repay the city the $100,000 the report cost. “That’s pretty common in EIRs, where the city does the contract, figures out the scope of services and receives money from the developer to pay for it.” Lovette says she’s satisfied with how Aecom conducted its investigation. She says the company and the report responded fairly to questions raised by councilmembers at the Dec. 20 meeting. According to the report, Target would benefit San Rafael because it would provide residents with shopping options “not currently represented” in the city. Much of the criticism aimed at big-box operations, including Wal-Mart, Target and others, focuses on a relatively new marketing tactic in which the big-box company ramps up competition by offering an extensive grocery section. That would be the case in San Rafael. The Novato Target also sells groceries. Attracting customers to the grocery section offers an opportunity to entice them into other areas of the store. And that’s why the big box plus grocery outlet has attracted criticism from those who support promoting local retailers. Commuters coming home from the East Bay and San Francisco, for instance, could become habitual grocery shoppers in a San Rafael Target. That’s why the chambers of commerce in San Anselmo and Fairfax each came out in opposition, saying negative impact on existing retailers would extend beyond San Rafael city limits to their communities. (The San Rafael chamber voted to support the proposal.) According to the Aecom report, the San Rafael Target would generate a total of $54 million annually by 2015. Of that amount, $44.5 million would be “new sales to San Rafael.” (Between those lines there seems to be the assumption that the Target would account for a $9.5 million draw from existing sales at other businesses.) The report estimates that Target would increase retail sales by a total of 3.6 percent from 2009 levels by 2015. The sales would generate $646,000 in taxes and fees. Aecom estimates that the effect on existing San Rafael retailers in areas such as furniture and home furnishings, electronics, garden supplies, appliances and building would be slight because 10 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 15 - APRIL 21, 2011

Target would not compete in those areas. “However, potential impacts to grocery... and drug stores... could occur.” Aecom estimates that “the loss to existing retailers would equate to approximately 2.9 percent of the total estimated food and beverage and health and personal care store sales in San Rafael in 2015, assuming only San Rafael retailers, and not retailers in surrounding communities, experience a decrease in sales.” And that highlights a few bones of contention on which Keep it Local wants to gnaw. “The impact that [a big box] has on communities is devastating,” says Daniels, “and for them to say it’s only going to affect grocery stores and drug stores is not true because they sell clothing; they sell sports gear. Sporting goods stores are going to be affected. Furniture stores are going to be affected. That’s a bunch of malarkey.” The reference in the Aecom report delineating how much revenue a new Target would drain from existing retailers looks only at San Rafael, not at nearby communities. And that’s just one of the omissions that Keep it Local wants to raise at the April 21 meeting, when the council could give the final go-ahead for the Target store. In addition to immediate impacts such as traffic, the council should consider the wider implications of welcoming a new big-box store into a community that has embraced sustainability as an overarching goal. The carbon footprint should be on the table, say opponents. Target imports Chinese products, which in addition to adding carbon emissions and greenhouse gases to the atmosphere also involves job outsourcing. And when it comes to the tax revenue San Rafael would receive, opponents say the $646,000 that Aecom estimates as a net gain isn’t credible. “It’s a fictional figure,” says Frieman. Proponents note that adding a store that carries low-cost food would be a benefit to the community, as would the jobs a new Target would create. But opponents say the Novato Target is only minutes up the freeway. Northern Marin doesn’t need another Target outlet. The Aecom report estimates that the San Rafael Target would bring 200 new jobs with a payroll of $3.6 million. The average salary would be $18,000, 8 percent less than the average salary in other general merchandise businesses in the city. Not a living wage for San Rafael, and non-union also. And most Target employees, 55 percent, will work parttime. Only half will qualify for health benefits. A total of 36 jobs would be eliminated in competing food and beverage stores, and health and personal care stores in San Rafael by 2015, according to the report. But, again, that assumes an investigation geography that includes only San Rafael, and not “retailers in surrounding communities.” A plethora of academic studies has shown that the entrance of a big box into a community results in the elimination of more jobs than it creates. UC economist David Neumark found that opening a Wal-Mart store led to a net loss of 150 retail jobs on average, as reported by Big Box Tool Kit—a project of the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-

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The Minneapolis retail giant would like to satisfy ALL of Marin’s grocery shopping needs.

Reliance—which is noted for its opposition to the big-box business model. Aecom has responded to that assumption and others, but opponents just aren’t buying the responses. Closer to home, when Wal-Mart sought to expand its Rohnert Park store to include groceries, Robert Eyler wrote an opinion piece for the Press Democrat. “It is important to recognize that an expansion of mainly grocery items will not generate a large amount of additional sales tax revenue, and... could lead to fewer jobs, reduced tax revenues, less consumer choice.” Eyler, chairman of the economics department and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University, also wrote, “The issue for Rohnert Park decision makers is whether the environmental impact report has adequately assessed the cost/benefits of this expansion. Our evaluation shows there will be many hidden costs.” Target opponents say the issues resonate in San Rafael Aecom, which relied in part on interviews, found no substantive negative impacts in six case-study cities: Davis, Livermore, Napa, San Mateo Walnut Creek and Novato. “No store closures could be attributed to a Target store opening,” according to the report. Retailers did adjust their marketing plans to meeting the new challenge, including lengthening store hours and offering higher-end merchandise. The precise effects on the Novato retail landscape are missing from the report because the Novato store opened in conjunction with Vintage Oaks, and Aecom says it’s “difficult to determine if pre-existing

non-general merchandise store sales declined” because of Target. San Rafael is at an important fork in the road, says Frieman. “Are we going to be sustainable or not? Are we going to support a local economy? Or are we going to pervert our sensibility and go for something that may not last very long. Once oil prices keep going up, Target will not be able to continue its business model, neither will Wal-Mart.” San Rafael City Councilman Marc Levine says the macro view that Frieman, Daniels and Keep it Local take is legitimate during the Target deliberation. “I think their concerns are fair concerns and deserve a place in the dialogue.” He also, however, says that the urban decay analysis was “unvarnished,” and presented a fair view of Target’s entry into the marketplace. Levine notes that in addition to the macro look, the city must also evaluate the tax numbers and the more mundane issues such as zoning. In considering the charge that Aecom is biased toward Target, Levine says, “In weighing the report, I will decide whether or not I believe there is a bias.” (Levine had not yet read the report when contacted.) Frieman says that if the city approves the Target proposal, opponents could mount a referendum to overturn the decision. Also on the horizon is the November election for city council. Three of five seats are open, and no matter what happens, the Target decision could end up as more than just a campaign talking point. < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com

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Tea and little sympathy Immigration debate verifies one thing— great lunch to be had at Le Chalet!

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t had all the markings of an interesting monthly meeting of the Marin Coalition: good food (Le Chalet Basque’s vegetarian al dente pasta was excellent) seasoned with high anticipation of a verbal battle between two men on polar-opposite sides of the illegal immigration issue. It was scheduled to begin at about dessert time. Well, there was no dessert and the debate was punctuated only a couple of times by short angry outbursts that ended as quickly as they had begun and may have been barely audible to those 30 or so attending the Marin Coalition-sponsored luncheon last week at the longstanding Santa Venetia restaurant. The topic of the luncheon was, as spelled out by the Marin Coalition, “The Use of E-Verify, the government’s Internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.” Debating the issue was Novato attorney Jerome Ghigliotti Jr., the sometimes volatile, always controversial leading proponent of E-Verify, and Tom Wilson, the mild-mannered and soft-spoken director of Marin’s Canal Alliance. The topic was prompted by the as yet fruitless attempt by Ghigliotti to get Novato to adopt E-Verify—in which the city would use the federal Internet system to verify the legality of employees,

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and those with whom it contracts, through checks of Social Security information, among other things. He sees it as a means of reducing what he says is the burgeoning number of illegal immigrants in Marin’s northernmost city. The City Council has refused to adopt it as an ordinance or to put the question to voters despite an apparent successful signature drive by Ghigliotti to do just that. The matter is now in Marin Superior Court, which is expected to rule on it in May. (Note: Ghigilotti was ushered out of one Novato City Council meeting by police last September for, according to the council, noisily disrupting a meeting; he used his public-comment time to issue an anti-illegal-immigrant edict to those in attendance—adding, it seems, fuel to his fiery determination to make E-verify law in Novato). Ghigliotti said at the luncheon that he began his crusade when it became apparent to him that Novato had changed— meaning, he said, he had observed more and more Hispanics in the town. “I formed a group of like-minded people wanting change to bring back the American way of life,” he said. Wilson of the Canal Alliance countered with the observation that immigrants through history had been the backbone of America, providing the workforce that has grown the economy through the years. He also noted that the term “illegal” immigrants seems “pretty harsh” and that they should be referred to as “unauthorized” immigrants. They have come to this country after fleeing untenable economic and social conditions in their native country and have contributed much to the economy of America, he said. “Illegal is illegal,” countered Ghigliotti, adding: “Why can’t they better themselves in the country in which they were born?” Ghigliotti cited all manner of illegal acts that he said illegal immigrants engage in to stay in this country, including using false birth certificates, Social Security information and filing worker compensation claims for injuries incurred in jobs they are illegally holding. It was about at this point that the contretemps occurred, not between Ghigliotti and Wilson, but between Ghigliotti and a member of the audience, Dr. William Rothman of Belvedere. Rothman over the years has been a candidate for numerous publicly elected positions in Marin and, like Ghigliotti, is not foreign to controversy. (According to a Marin Magazine story this month, Rothman has opined that the

Le Chalet Basque’s vegetarian al dente pasta was excellent.

Pledge of Allegiance should not be recited at the beginning of Belvedere City Council meetings. “I’ve always felt the pledge had a childlike quality to it,” he is quoted as saying. Because of this he remains seated during the pledge, according to the article). It was apparent at last week’s luncheon that Ghigliotti and Rothman had locked horns before. Rothman attempted to ask Ghigliotti a question. Ghigliotti glared at him and said: “You are consistently out of order so please be quiet!” The other JULIE VADER

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‘The American dream is an immigrant dream,’ said Wilson.

attendees appeared puzzled, as Rothman had not been cited as out of order before his attempt to pose a question to the Novato attorney, himself no stranger to charges of being out of order at meetings. At another point, Rothman, undaunted, tried again with a question. Ghigliotti angrily responded: “You have been repeatedly rude to me.” At this point looks from others turned from puzzled to downright perplexed, because Rothman had not been repeatedly “rude” at the luncheon. (But, it would appear, he had seemed so to Ghigliotti in some other setting.)

Things settled down after that, and the discussion meandered away from E-Verify (which was never really debated) to the many questions and controversies surrounding the immigration issue in general. Ghigliotti talked about how illegal immigrants are rounded up by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, deported and then “come back [illegally] to the U.S. to sell drugs and live here.” Wilson, on the other hand, painted a completely different picture, saying that immigrants come to this country “because of oppression and poverty, to avoid that suffering.” They come here because of “family values and the American dream. The American dream is an immigrant dream.” The current immigration system is “unjust,” he said. “It separates families and presents problems that can’t be resolved.” Wilson added that the immigrants he knows are hard workers who pay their bills and provide for their families and through their wages help build the American economy. They pay into Social Security and provide a source of income for the financially troubled social program that would not otherwise be there, he said. “We don’t have an immigration problem but an immigration opportunity,” he said. And so it went. It was difficult to judge what effect any of this had on the audience. Some heads could be seen nodding in agreement when Ghigliotti said this or that. Others nodded their agreement with statements by Wilson. Information was shared, opinions were offered, a simmering controversy was revisited—and, most likely, no minds had been changed. But five stars to Le Chalet Basque for excellent food, service and a beautiful, verdant, early spring setting for a debate— or something like one. < Verify your status with Don at dfordonny@yahoo.com.

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Travels with Charles

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Marinites vow to further the paths carved by environmental trailblazer

Paul Hawken leads the auditorium crowd in a standing ovation for the fallen Supervisor; McGlashan’s career high point may have been at last year’s official launch of Marin Clean Energy, at right—a milestone in the young history of community choice energy aggregation. by Ronnie Co he n

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ourners from Supervisor Charles McGlashan’s tribe—family, environmentalists, politicians, animal lovers, bicyclists, healthcare and social-justice advocates and county government employees—filled the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium April 9 to share stories about the visionary leader and to try to make sense of his sudden death at 49 from an apparent heart attack. Environmentalist Paul Hawken, a friend, addressed the teary-eyed audience. “If there was anyone who didn’t have heart failure, it was Charles McGlashan,” he said. “Charles’ heart was as big as the moon. “While most political activists have the acumen of a lentil, Charles absolutely was a genius.” Responding to a call from southern Marin constituents to turn back the clock on 14 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 15 - APRIL 21, 2011

climate change, McGlashan used his political acumen as well as his intellect and tenacity to birth Marin Clean Energy—the state’s first nonprofit alternative to PG&E, providing renewable electricity at competitive prices. The investor-owned utility waged a $46 million campaign last year for a ballot measure to pull the cord on similar green-energy efforts. PG&E lost. But some family members and dignitaries who spoke Saturday said the battle took its toll on McGlashan. On New Year’s Eve, the supervisor in the middle of his second term told his brother that 2010 had been the hardest year of his life. “For his dedication to our common future, he was pilloried, attacked, he had his motives called into question,” Hawken told the crowd of about 1,400. “He had this capacity to hold heaps of abuse, innuendo. He would not let

on how much it hurt. “None of us knew it, but he was at risk. He chose to create a restored, sustainable world. He did it because he was willing to take that journey to know that the world is not for him or us. It is for coming generations. It is for those who are wondering if we will choose to have more stuff or more life, whether we will have a living planet or a dying one.” The audience—some dressed in suits and ties, others in bike shorts—broke into applause when a film about McGlashan showed that the energy authority he shepherded was solvent and that other communities were following Marin’s lead and forming their own alternative energy agencies. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey cast her vote in Washington, D.C., to forestall a federal government shutdown, then took a red-eye flight so she could make it to the memorial to

honor the supervisor she called “a ferocious advocate and a shrewd consensus builder.” Her staff, she said, so admired his intelligence and good humor that they would fight to be in on meetings with him. “Charles McGlashan was our future,” she said.   

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Hawken questioned whether the ‘heaps of abuse’ McGlashan took in his various environmental pursuits put him at health risk. PHOTO COURTESY CAROL MISSELDINE

Carol Misseldine had been fighting alongside her husband, Charles, for legislation to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.

‘And refreshments were served.’

Blue day for a green leader A hushed view of the McGlashan memorial

Memories of the memorial on April 9 for Charles McGlashan—aka “Chuck,” or “Chuckie” to some close family and friends—will remain with many of the 1,500 people who attended. Civic Center Drive at the Veterans’ Auditorium was lined with the fire and rescue equipment from McGlashan’s southern Marin supervisorial district. The sheriff’s four-person mounted Honor Guard stood on the steps of the auditorium. Inside, uniformed members of the sheriff’s, highway patrol and local police departments lined the hallways. The service commenced with a solemn “presentation of the colors” followed by two deputy sheriffs at “honor rest” standing next to a giant picture of McGlashan wearing his great smile and his SMART cap. While waiting for the ceremony to begin, the audience watched as a series of pictures flashed on the big screen featuring the various bits of an incredible journey: from childhood and grammar school to Yale, where he crewed. And then from Stanford to the first day of the Marin Energy Authority and his trip last year to Japan to check out the SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) cars that the agency is buying for the fall 2014 start of service. The pictures were accompanied by the music from McGlashan’s last iPod selections. The memorial opened with two selections played by a “piper,” reminding us of the heritage that McGlashan always wore

on his shoulder (along with many other badges). A feature film was shown, with McGlashan’s voice-over and pictures of many of his favorite Marin causes. Midway through the memorial a singer from the San Francisco Opera performed a moving rendition of “Ave Maria.”Throughout the memorial the sheriff’s Honor Guard was solemnly changed every 10 minutes, as the deputies paid their personal farewells to the “Energizer Bunny” warrior who fought for so much in such a short while. Perhaps the most poignant and uplifting moment was when Paul Hawken, a close friend of McGlashan, invited the audience to rise and “Give Charles his last standing ovation!”The crowd rose and applauded, whistled and quietly hooted for a full four minutes. The memorial ended and, as they always write in small-town papers,“refreshments were served.” Now comes the hard part for those left behind, and that is to pick up the sword McGlashan dropped and move ahead in the service of the Earth and those who are here and those will come in the years ahead. A monumental task, to say the least, but McGlashan “broke” the trail for so many of us. And we share in the comfort that Charles was doing exactly what he loved when he was “breaking trails” on the backside of Northstar at Tahoe on the afternoon of March 27, 2011. <

Charles and Carol enjoying themselves at a McGlashan holiday party in December. PHOTO COURTESY CAROL MISSELDINE

by Pe te r Br e e n

Peter Breen is a former longtime member of the San Anselmo Town Council. His Peter Breen on Marin blog can be read at www.pacificsun.com. The Southern Marin Supe playing ball with his dog Bonnie at Muir Beach. APRIL 15 - APRIL 21, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 15


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the day he died. She fondly recalled their ďŹ rst meeting in 2004, the year he was elected to among its greenest. Not only did he spearhead the Marin County Board of Supervisors. She the Marin Energy Authority, he championed was getting out of her car with her 2-yearthe Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit comold twins when she saw a muter train and helped lead stranger at a Mill Valley an effort for a countywide trailhead. He looked as if plastic-bag ban. he might be lost. So she McGlashanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, his asked if he needed help. two older brothers, his nephâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go up ew, Supervisor Susan Adams there and talk about plans and state Sen. Mark Leno for building a hotel,â&#x20AC;? she all described McGlashan as said he told her, pointa determined, courageous ing at Hawk Hill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did environmental warrior with not know this man, and an infectious smile and a this was my backyard. He joie de vivre. Standing on the ďŹ&#x201A;ashed this big toothy stage with two honor guards grin and laughed. And I stationed on either side of a knew then that the joke photo of the grinning super- â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Without apology, without pretense, was on me.â&#x20AC;? visor, they said he never lost without backing down.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Since then, when Mctouch with his inner 8-yearGlashan and Marshall sat old child and played best together in meetings, he would mention friend to many. the hotel, and the room would lighten. Adams said she saw McGlashan as â&#x20AC;&#x153;He took educated risks no one else would Batman hurrying to save the world, take,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charles had an intelsometimes forgetting that he needed three lect that was 10 layers deep, 10 miles wide, votes to pass legislation on the Board of which often meant he was 10 steps ahead Supervisors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was almost as if Charles of us. He led without apology, without knew he had so little time on the planet so pretense, without backing down. that he had to rush,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He took incredible blows. He took them A few weeks before McGlashanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, hard. Looking back now, Leno said he sat in what he I know it took a great toll considered the prize seat on him. next to McGlashan at a SiMemorial maples â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; death is erra Club dinner. Throughdevastating and sad, and Those wishing to out the evening, a quote we will never replace that honor Supervisor Charles from environmentalist Daman. But he does not McGlashan are invited to vid Brower ďŹ&#x201A;ashed on the want us to get stuck in plant trees in his memory on walls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t inherit the grief and sadness. Instead, Saturday, April 23, at Mill Valearth from our ancestors,â&#x20AC;? he wants us to double leyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boyle Park, E. Blithedale it said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we borrow it from down to carry his vision at East Drive, from 10am to our children.â&#x20AC;? McGlashan, forward in every step.â&#x20AC;? noon. There will be a brief looking ďŹ t after dropping 25 After the service, ceremony before the planting pounds, heartily agreed with friends, family and colbegins. Look for the Welcome the sentiment and was doleagues mingled outside Tent near the tennis courts.The ing everything in his power the auditorium in an area trees will be bigleaf maples. to be a worthy steward. set up like a fair with tables Volunteer planters are asked The two politicians gloatcarrying on the work to wear garden clothes, closeded over PG&Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent misMcGlashan started. There toe shoes, bring drinking water, haps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to admit we were tables for the Marin gloves and a shovel if you have dished PG&E just a little,â&#x20AC;? Energy Authority, SMART, one. Also bring your smile and Leno said. Sustainable Marin, Wilda camera. Mark everything He said McGlashan Care and the Marin City with your name and contact expressed conďŹ dence Health and Wellness Ceninformation. Under 18s need that Marin Clean Energy ter, where McGlashan reto have a signed parent/ would not only work but cently helped open a clinic. guardian liability release. For would thrive. Then he Friends and colleagues more information and liability called his Scottish friend wrote goodbye notes to the release, see marinreleaf.org or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talmudicâ&#x20AC;? for knowing leader they described as call 415/721-4374. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ours is not to complete extraordinary. the task, but neither is it A note from Bob for us not to begin it.â&#x20AC;? Beaumont, chief assisThe senator said McGlashan viewed tant director of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public works starting the energy agency and getting the department, summed up the feeling. It SMART trains rolling as jobs that needed said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The planet will never be the same doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The melting icecaps were not without you.â&#x20AC;? < waiting for an act of Congress,â&#x20AC;? Leno said. Contact Ronnie Cohen at ronniecohen@comcast.net. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was never going to be a convenient time for this inconvenient truth.â&#x20AC;? Mill Valley Councilwoman Shawn MarComment on our story at shall skied with McGlashan in Lake Tahoe â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş paciďŹ csun.com

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‘Wheel’ is turnin’ New bluegrass album a fitting requiem to Jerry Garcia by G r e g Cahill

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y grandmother was a big Grand Ole Opry fan,” the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia told the Sun during a 1992 interview while recalling his earliest memories of bluegrass. “Yeah, I grew up in San Francisco listening to the Opry on the radio every Saturday night without knowing what I was listening to. “In fact, my first 45 was a Hank Williams record, a song called ‘The Love Bug Itch.’ It was a really stupid song,” he added with a laugh, “but, hey, it was Hank Williams!” It’s fitting that last December, 15 years after Garcia’s death, a benefit held in his honor at the Fillmore Auditorium by the Grateful Dead’s charitable organization, the Rex Foundation, featured bluegrass star Jesse McReynolds of the legendary bluegrass duo Jim and Jesse, one of Garcia’s favorite country acts. Last week, the Rex Foundation released a downloadable digital album, The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia, featuring a dozen tracks recorded live at the concert.

Those tracks feature McReynolds, bluegrass great Peter Rowan, David Nelson and John “Marmaduke” Dawson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, along with other musicians from Marin and throughout the Bay Area, including the members of Rowan’s current Grammy-nominated band: Keith Little (banjo), Jody Stecher (mandolin) and Paul Knight (bass). The album contains such Garcia/Robert Hunter-penned songs as “The Wheel,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Casey Jones,” “Ripple” and “Alabama Getaway,” among others. McReynolds, who last year released a bluegrass tribute to the Grateful Dead, contributes his trademark high and lonesome lead vocals and mandolin to five tracks. “The real story that night was 81-yearold Jesse McReynolds—he played harder and he played longer than any of us,” says Rowan Band upright bassist Knight, an Inverness resident. “He definitely out [played] everyone on that stage and even played the whole time he was backstage.” Proceeds from sales of the album ben-

‘I don’t know why, it’s the same reason why you like some music and you don’t like others. There’s something about it that you like.’—Garcia, on why some people are so passionate about the Grateful Dead.

efit the Rex Foundation, which since 1984 has donated $8.4 million to more than 1,000 recipients. Downloads are available at nugs.net. O



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Dead notes: The Grateful Dead’s 1967 eponymous album is being reissued in the original mono mix and in hi-def 180 gram vinyl April 16, aka Record Store Day. Rhino and Grateful Dead Productions are releasing the 3,000-copy limited edition, and they’re expected to go fast—all 7,200

copies of the band’s live concert collection, Europe 72: The Complete Recordings, a hefty 60-disc box set, recently sold out in four days. Meanwhile, the Grateful Dead’s music is prominently featured on The Music Never Stopped, director Jim Kohlberg’s new film adaptation of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ case study “The Last Hippie.” The soundtrack features previously unreleased live concert recordings of “Truckin’” and “Touch of Grey.” A Grateful Dead show provides the backdrop for the pivotal moment in which the film’s father and son bond at a rock concert. < Serenade Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

›› SPiN OF THE WEEK Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector, 1961-1966 (Legacy) Various artists The rock ‘n’ pop scene is full of contradictions: Phil Spector is serving a 19 years to life sentence for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, yet he produced some of the greatest girl group records of all time. His Philles Records is marking its 50th anniversary with the release of this hit-laden anthology, featuring 17 scorching tracks by the Crystals, the Ronettes, Darlene Love, Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans and others. The first three acts also are the subjects of their own newly remastered greatest-hits discs. If you saw Love on the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame telecast, you know she can still rock the house. Hey, Phil, hope you’re enjoying California State Prison in Corcoran.—GC Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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lthough itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost tempting fate to say it, spring weather is ďŹ nally here with the arrival of Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a month of blossoming beauty, the setting for celebrations of the spirit. Important feasts bring people together beginning with Passover and moving into Easter, with Eastern Orthodox Christians observing it on the same date this year. In a time when religious wars are raging itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartening to recognize how food traditions of different faiths reveal how much we have in common. On each of the holy days itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customary to eat the newest vegetables, cheeses made from the rich milk of grass-fed animals, and eggs, which play a symbolic role. Special sweets appear, some baked only at this time of year. Passover dining centers on the Seder, a meal that follows strict dietary rules and includes religious rituals. This doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean boring or abstemious fare: Cooks go to great lengths to prepare Pesach favorites for the feast that honors freedom. A roasted egg that is part of the ritual can be likened to the hard-cooked and colored eggs of Christian Easter. Symbols of rebirth since primitive times, they remain in world cultures. In Russia they are dyed red (representing the blood of Christ and the color of life). In Poland pizanki are artistically painted or written upon and in Mexico children play with cascarones, brightly colored eggshells ďŹ lled with confetti. Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chocolate eggs are legendary, hollow and ďŹ lled with sorpresas (surprises)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;everything from inexpensive toys to very expensive jewelry. Eggs play a huge culinary role as well, especially in yeasty baked goods like Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colomba de pasquale, a dove-shaped sweet bread, and Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kulich, a tall, narrow bread decorated with Cyrillic letters or sugar. The French eat light ďŹ&#x201A;aky breakfast rolls with cinnamon and melted butter, and in Spain slices of torrijas, similar to French toast, receive a honey dipping. Red eggs top the braided, twisted shapes of Greek tsoureki, sweet yeast bread. Fresh cheeses are used many ways in festive dishes. An absolute necessity at Russian Easter is pashka, cheese similar to our farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheese molded into the form of a truncated pyramid. Italians turn out pies, pastries and tortas made from ricotta and the same cheese is used with abandon in baked pasta dishes and ďŹ lled pasta shapes (tortellini, ravioli). Quiche is a popular ďŹ rst course on a French Easter table and in Mexico, soft homemade cheese is ďŹ&#x201A;avored with cinnamon for the occasion. At meatless meals during

For those hosting a multi-denominational gathering this season, lamb is a safe choice.

Passover kugels and cheesecakes are made from fresh farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheese and cottage cheese is used in matzo-meal pancakes. Lentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40-day period of fasting (nowadays, giving up indulgent foods) ends with Easter; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural that huge amounts of meat are consumed. Lambs, tender at this time of year, are symbolic of sacriďŹ cial animals of older rites. A roasted lamb bone is placed on the Seder plate that holds ritual items. Lamb is also a ďŹ&#x201A;avorful entree at Passover. In Greece and Italy people prefer to cook a whole lamb on a spit out of doors; leg of lamb is part of the French Easter meal and Russians might serve two or three lamb dishes at once (a roast, chops, a stew). Also popular is pork, perhaps because of an ancient belief that pigs represent good luck. In England and America pork roasts, legs of pork and slow-baked hams are the centerpieces of many a dinner. It is mandatory to eat â&#x20AC;&#x153;ďŹ rst fruitsâ&#x20AC;? at a Seder. In all cultures cooks seek out tiny lettuces, asparagus, watercress, baby artichokes, vernal-growing things. Herbs and salads and garnishes of green beautify plates and spark the appetite. After all the food, extravagant desserts arrive. Passover sweets made without ďŹ&#x201A;our or leavening are appealingly creative: tortes with bases of ground nuts, meringue treats, fruit kugels, dense chocolate one-layer cakes. Americans feel almost duty-bound to serve the ďŹ rst strawberry shortcake of the year on Easter; in the South, white coconut cake is a familiar offering. Italians hold the record for going all out, with fanciful marzipan shapes, rich cheesecakes containing grains of wheat or covered with glazed fruits, chocolate candies shaped like lambs. So much inspiration is in the air in April: Shops and farmers markets are ďŹ lled to bursting with the makings of extraordinary dining experiences.


The recipes that follow show how we are all alike when celebrating spring. -----------------------------------------

A refreshing dish that is frequently prepared for Passover by Jews from Mediterranean countries makes an equally ďŹ ne Easter appetizer. Artichokes and lemons are both in good supply in local markets right now.

Artichokes with Lemon Dressing Makes 8 servings 8 fairly small artichokes 2 tablespoons strained fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Break off the stem of each artichoke. Cut off sharp points of leaves with scissors. Add artichokes to a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cover with a slightly smaller lid to keep them submerged, and cook over medium heat about 45 minutes or until a leaf can be easily pulled out. Remove them and drain thoroughly, upside down. For dressing, whisk lemon juice with salt and pepper. Whisk in oil and thyme and taste for seasoning. Whisk dressing again before using and add parsley. Serve artichokes warm or at room temperature, accompanied by dressing. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Adapted from Faye Levyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Jewish Cookbook (Warner, 1991) ----------------------------------------This egg dish is very ecumenical. It is a Russian specialty from Azerbaijan, but originated in Persia where it is served at Noruz, the celebration of the new year at the spring equinox. It resembles an Italian frittata and can be eaten at room temperature as an appetizer or a luncheon dish. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a ďŹ ne picnic item used as frittati are in Italy on Easter Monday, when almost everyone heads for lunch outdoors in the countryside.

Sabzi Kyukyu Herb Omelet Serves 4 to 6 6 large eggs, well beaten 2 cups ďŹ nely chopped spinach 1 cup ďŹ nely chopped scallions 1 cup ďŹ nely chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup ďŹ nely chopped fresh dill 3 tablespoons ďŹ nely chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup ďŹ nely chopped walnuts 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, spinach, scallions, herbs, walnuts, turmeric, salt and pepper. Mix well. Heat the oil over medium heat in a 10-

inch skillet. Add the egg mixture and cook until it just begins to set, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the kyukyu is completely set, about 15 minutes more. Without removing the skillet from the heat, cut the kyukyu into eight wedges with a spatula or dull knife. Carefully turn each wedge and cook, covered, until the second side is lightly colored, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter and cool to warm or room temperature. Note: If making kyukyu for a large number of people, you can bake it in a buttered rectangular baking dish in a 350-degree oven. It should take about 30 minutes.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook (Workman, 1990), by Anya von Bremzen and John Welchman ----------------------------------------A rich dessert popular in Sicily could not be simpler to make. Top it with fresh berries in season, or with shaved semisweet chocolate curls. Buy the best natural cheese available, the fresher the better.

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Ricotta al Cacao Cocoa-flavored Ricotta Serves 6 to 8 2 pounds ricotta, drained (do not pat dry) 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar

In a food processor ďŹ tted with the metal blade, combine all the ingredients. Process until very creamy. Chill. Serve in individual dessert bowls with berries or chocolate curls on top.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Adapted from Mimmetta LoMonteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classic Sicilian Cooking (Simon and Schuster, 1990)

                     

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basil soda, a spritzer of pinot noir grape juice. Hours are 9am-3pm; visit www. murraycircle.com... Rancho Nicasio is a destination for many who love the casual, fun atmosphere in West Marin. Its Easter buffet is served all day, 10am-5pm. This is an extravagant spread with as many hearty dishes (leg of lamb, roast sirloin of beef) as more typical brunch choices, like bagels with salmon and cream cheese, egg dishes, pastries and breads and fresh fruit. Cost is $26.95 ($22.95 for those over 65), $14.95 for children under 10. Call 415/662-2219... A northern Marin restaurant, Rickeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant & Bar in Novato, supplies entertainment for children in addition to an ample buffet brunch, 11am-2pm. This will feature comfort foods like breakfast specialties (buttermilk pancakes, an omelet station) and carved meats, salads, complimentary champagne. Little ones can decorate cookies or do other crafts projects, greet the Easter Bunny at noon and participate in an egg hunt at 1:30pm. Cost is $29.95 ($27 for 65+), $14 for children 5-12, free for those 4 and under. The address is 250 Entrada Dr.; reserve at 415/883-9477... The feeling of Easter in England will pervade the brunch at Pelican Inn in Muir Beach (11:30am-3:30pm) where the meal will include Brit favorites. Minted pea soup, roast leg of lamb, a platter of English cheeses, ham, ďŹ shâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;these will be waiting in the timbered dining room. Price is $38, $22 for children under 12 and (glory be!) vegetarians. Reservations are required: 415/383-6000, ext. 108. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION Monterey Bay Aquarium is dedicated to informing the public about safe ďŹ shing practices, consumer goods and conscientious restaurants. Now it has produced a Seafood Watch app that lists dining destinations with safe ďŹ sh as well as providing facts about alternative seafood choices, a guide to safe sushi, and charts for ranking ďŹ sh populations by their sustainability. Information: www.montereybayaquarium.org/ cr/seafoodwatch/web/sfw_ďŹ shmap.aspx. < Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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best known as a producer ’m on the last legs COMING SOON and performer of devoof my iPhone battional chant music. He’s tery, but let’s give GuruGanesha Singh and Tina Malia appear April 16 recorded and toured with this a whirl,” says a cheerat the Glaser Center in Santa renowned singer-violinist ful GuruGanesha Singh, Rosa (www.Glasercenter.com) Snatam Kaur and many who just moments ago (it’s and April 30 at Open Secret others, and is about to kick after 10pm) landed back Bookstore in San Rafael (www. off his new Song of the in America after several opensecretbookstore.com). Soul tour with singer Tina weeks of traveling abroad, Malia, beginning with apmost recently in Costa Rica. “If my iPhone dies, pearances in Santa Rosa we’ll have to consider that a message from and San Rafael. A skilled guitarist since the the infinite.” age of 11, Singh was born in Boston, and I always do. became a Sikh over 30 years ago. Now a A resident of Northern Virginia, Singh is leading player in the world of devotional

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of spirituality, with music, Singh is a longtime my chanting and my practitioner of yoga; his music and the yoga interests in spiritual mupractice—when I go to sic led him to found the the movies, I kind of Spirit Voyage music label like to experience other (www.spiritvoyage.com), aspects of life. I think a major promoter of chant of it as exploring the music festivals across the shadow side of self. I country. even enjoy movies that He is also a devotee of have a bit of a seamy the movies. underbelly.” The cinema, however, On Singh’s list of is a passion Singh has had the greatest all-time little opportunity to in“seamy underbelly dulge in recently, as he’s movies,” he nomibeen touring since Februnates Taxi Driver with ary. Now that he’s back— Robert De Niro, as for a few days, anyway— well as the entire he hopes to catch up on some of the films he’s It takes a truly spiritual person to have a positive Godfather series. “Godfather one, been missing. Tonight, attitude about dead cell phones. two and three. I we’ve made contact to discuss Singh’s unique view of the signifi- love those movies. I’m a big Sopranos fan, cance of film as a spiritual practice, and his too. Some people find it surprising that, belief that sleazy movies are part of the hu- though I’m thought of as a deeply spiritual guy, I still love all that violent stuff. I don’t man experience. see it as the big dichotomy that some folks “I’ve always been a big movie fan,” he do. says. “When I can, I like to see at least one “It’s all art. Art if life, and life is art. Just movie a week, and sometimes more. Like because I like The Godfather doesn’t mean I said though, I’ve been out of commisI’m likely to go cut off a horse’s head and sion since just before the Oscars, but I did stick it in bed with somebody. manage to see nine of the 10 movies that “But that sure was a great scene!” were nominated for Academy Awards. There are those, I point out, who would My favorite was The Social Network. I’m say that the world is full enough of dis60 years old, but I really liked the whole turbing realities, one shouldn’t allow them youthful component of the movie, the into one’s life with entertainment choices. way it got inside the psyche of my son’s This remark makes Singh laugh. generation. He’s 33, so it was nice to get “Well, you’re exploring the infinity of some insight into what’s going on with the consciousness, when experiencing certain younger people. kinds of movies,” he says. “It’s interesting. “The King’s Speech,” he continues, “that For many years in my spiritual practice I was pretty good, too, though let’s put repressed a lot of aspects of myself, and it this way—it was a tad slow for me. I I’m not sure that’s a very productive way also really dug Black Swan with Natalie to go about the spiritual path. If you go to Portman. That was a spellbinding performance. I like a good thriller now and then, a movie that explores what they call the shadow side, or the dark side of self, it can something that puts you on the edge of be kind of satisfying. That stuff is a part of your seat. That’s all I want from a movie, us, and seeing these movies can be a way to be transported. I want to sit down in of touching it without actually playing it the theater and then, two hours later, not be able to believe it’s two hours later—you out in our real lives.” It’s the intensity of the experience that know what I mean?” makes certain kinds of movies so appealAsked to name a few movies that, to ing, Singh suggests. him, could be defined as “spiritually sig“It’s a meditation, in a way. I just got nificant,” Singh pauses a moment. back from a retreat where I did some really “Well, to me, the most spiritual movie deep meditation, but let me tell you—I I’ve ever seen is Gandhi,” he finally says. can come away from a great movie feeling “That movie moved me so deeply when as refreshed as if I’d had an hour of deep I first saw it—the music too. Music really meditation. Movies are like meditation, in gets me into a film. Remember Slumdog that they both help us unstick the needle Millionaire? I wouldn’t call that a spiritual from the groove of our lives. Sometimes movie—though I do relate to India as my a good yoga class will get you out of that spiritual motherland—but the music in that movie. Just listening to that music was groove, and sometimes it’s a movie—or some other piece of art. They clear your an incredible experience. I could watch mind, and get you ready for whatever is Slumdog Millionaire with a blindfold on next on your path.” < and still thoroughly enjoy it, because the soundtrack was so incredible. Share your love of violent films with David at talkpix@ earthlink.net. “As far as spiritual movies go,” he continues, “my wife is the one who goes It’s your movie, speak up at in for those more than I do. For me— ›› pacificsun.com because my daily life is so much a practice


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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Insidious (1:42) Typical American family moves into typical American home complete with typical American bloodthirsty poltergeist. O Jane Eyre Adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel about a young woman’s infatuation with a brooding squire stars Mia Wasikowska as Jane. O Limitless (1:45) Failed author Bradley Cooper pops a new wonder drug to coke up his talents and before he knows it he’s a whiz at trigonometry, linguistics, seduction and the stock market…and attracting the attention of cops, gangsters and Robert De Niro. O The Lincoln Lawyer (1:59) Crime thriller stars Matthew McConaughey as a bottom-drawer ambulance chaser who gets more than he bargained for when he takes on the case of a wealthy playboy accused of murder. O The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory (3:20) Rossini’s witty, tuneful tale of love, deceit and more love is presented live from New York in big-screen high definition. O No Eres Tu, Soy Yo (1:45) Romantic comedy (en Español) stars Mexican megastar Eugenio Derbez as a lovelorn doofus who won’t give up on the girl of his dreams. O Poetry (2:19) An aging housemaid reinvents her life when she joins a poetry group and contemplates the world from a fresh new outlook. O Potiche (1:43) Catherine Deneuve stars as a trophy wife who takes over her ailing husband’s business and embarks on an affair with union leader Gerard Depardieu to boot. O Rango (1:47) Cartoon comedy about a suburban chameleon who finds himself in the Wild West, grappling with ornery desert critters. O Rio the Movie (1:36) A Minnesota macaw flies down to Rio to hook up with a comely Carioca and gets mixed up with kidnappers instead. O Scream 4 (1:43) Neve Campbell returns to now-bucolic Woodsboro only to find Ghostface in a nostalgic mood as well. O Soul Surfer (1:46) True story of a Hawaiian surfer girl who overcomes a debilitating shark attack to rise to the top of her craft. O Source Code (1:33) Government agent Jake Gyllenhaal takes over the body of a man on a bomb-rigged commuter train in the hopes of preventing the deaths of thousands. O Win Win (1:46) A down-on-his-luck high school wrestling coach hopes to strike it rich at the betting window when he recruits a talented ringer; Paul Giamatti stars. O Your Highness (1:42) Swords and dragons spoof about two mismatched brothers embarking on their first mishap-laden quest; James Franco and Natalie Portman star. O

Markus Ryggard and William Johnk Nielsen in the Oscarnominated Danish drama ‘In a Better World.’

The Adjustment Bureau (1:39) Senate candidate Matt Damon defies fate to hook up with a hot ballerina…much to Fate’s potentially lethal disapproval. O Arthur (1:49) Remake of the Dudley Moore hit comedy stars Russell Brand as the tippling zillionaire and Helen Mirren as his valet, Hobson. O Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (1:42) Ayn Rand’s libertarian epic hits the big screen with Taylor Schilling as anti-collectivist free marketeer Dagny (thrill to the name) Taggart. O Bill Cunningham New York (1:26) Loving portrait of the New York Times’ octogenarian fashion photographer, pop anthropologist and all-around man about town. O Certified Copy (1:46) Two antiques experts adept at discerning the imitation from the authentic embark on a love affair, but is it real or is it Memorex? O The Conspirator (2:03) Robert Redford directs the true story of Mary Surratt, the lone woman accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln; Robin Wright stars. O Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (1:36) Greg Huffley is back and wimpier than ever, especially when bullying big brother Rodrick is on the warpath. O The Grateful Dead Movie Event Rerelease of the legendary, seldom seen 1977 concert film featuring interviews with Jerry Garcia and his merry band. O Hanna (1:51) The teenage daughter of an ex-CIA assassin takes up the family business, heading across Europe in search of an elusive target. O Hop (1:30) Facing the prospect of following in his father’s footsteps, the Easter Bunny’s teenage son hippity hops it to Hollywood to join a rock band. O I Am (1:18) Documentary follows Hollywood moviemaker Tom Shadyac as he searches for meaning after a life-altering experience. O In a Better World (1:58) Drama about the passions and emotions that threaten two dovetailing families in a Danish village and an African refugee camp. O

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›› MOViE TiMES The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 7:15, 9:45 Arthur (2011) (PG-13) +1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:20 Sat-Sun 11:50, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:20 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 7:50, 9:45 Sun-Tue, Thu 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 7:50 Wed 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:25, 10:05 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:25 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:40, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 6:50 NAtlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun-Thu 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 Bill Cunningham New York (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 4:30, 6:30 Sun 2:30 Mon-Tue 5:30 Wed 4:30 Thu 3:30, 5:30 Certified Copy (Not Rated) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 4:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 6:30 NThe Conspirator (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 11:15, 2:15, 4:40 NThe Grateful Dead Movie Event (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 7:30 Hanna (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Sun-Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sat 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sun 2:20, 4:55, 7:30 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:55, 7:30 Wed 4:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:30, 9:20 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:30, 9:20 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:30 Mon-Thu 4, 6:30 Hop (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:35, 10 Sat-Sun

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12, 2:35, 5:15, 7:35, 10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10; digital projection showtimes at 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05 I Am (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 8:45 NIn a Better World (R) 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 Insidious (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8, 10:35 Jane Eyre (2011) (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 11:25, 2:15, 5:05 Wed 11:25, 2:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:05, 7, 9:50 Sun 1:15, 4:05, 7 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7:20 Limitless (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 4:10, 9:35 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 11:05, 1:45, 4:35, 7:35, 10:20 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8:30 Sun 4:30 Mon-Tue, Thu 7:30 Wed 2 The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Wed 6:30 No Eres Tu, Soy Yo (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 2, 4:45, 7:20, 10 Poetry (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 7 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 7 Potiche (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 9 SatSun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 MonThu 6:45, 9 Rango (PG) +++ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 1:15, 6:55 NRio the Movie (PG) Century Cinema: 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 Century Row-

land Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 1, 3:30, 6:15, 8:45 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 6:50 MonThu 4:30, 6:50 NScream 4 (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:20, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 11:45, 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9:05, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Soul Surfer (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:05, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Source Code (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:35 Sun-Thu 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 6:40, 9 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 6:40, 9 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 6:40 Mon-Thu 4:15, 6:40 Win Win (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:35, 10:10 Sun-Thu 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:35 Your Highness (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun, Thu 11:30, 12:50, 2:10, 3:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 8:50, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7:15 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:50, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 6:40, 9:15 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 6:40

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

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

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Live music 04/10: Chris Hanlin Original acoustic. 3-6pm. Free. Hopmonk Tavern Sonoma, 691 Broadway, Sonoma. www.hopmonk.com

04/14: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble “Mladi: Celebrating Youth.” Performance includes a rarely performed woodwind sextet by Leoš Janácek. 8pm. $15-20. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 04/15: Jackie Greene Original acoustic Americana. 9pm. $25-30. Palm Ballrooom, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www. murphyproductions.com/html/winter2011/ jackie.htm 04/15: Learning Curve Rock. 8:30pm. $10-12. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/15: Lori Carsillo Sultry jazz vocalist. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 04/15: Lost Weekend Western swing. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 04/15: Vagabond Opera Gypsy Cabaret and bohemian rock. All ages family show. Childcare provided. 7-10pm. $12-14. The Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1075. www. dancepalace.org 04/16: Don Bennet Duo Jazz. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 04/16: Hustler Rock covers. 10pm-1am. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. www. finnegansmarin.com

04/16: Jacques Stotzem Famed Belgian fingerstyle guitarist plays original tunes & rock covers. 8-10:30pm. $20-25. Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main Street, Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 04/16: Karla Bonoff and Nina Gerber Acoustic. See www.northbaylive.com for details. 8pm. $35. STUDIO E, Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.com

04/16: Mwanza Furaha & The Professionals With Jef Labes, Piano; Wayne Colyer, Sax; Michael J. Ilnicki, Drums Guest Artist: Julie Egger,Violin; Kurt Huget, Guitar. 7-10pm. $5. The Two Bird Café at The Valley Inn, 625 San Geronimo Valley Drive, San Geronimo. 419-5739. www.twobirdcafe.com

04/16: New Monsoon, James Nash & The Nomads Sophisticated song craft, inventive musical exploration and down home rockn-roll. 8pm. $15-30. Palm Ballroom, Seafood Peddler, San Rafael.www.murphyproductions. com/html/winter2011/jackie.htm 04/16: Petty Theft Tribute band. 8:30pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/16: Vinyl, Cup O’Joe Funk, rock. 9pm. $17-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub. com 04/17: Jacques Stotzem Fingerstyle guitarist. 7:30pm. $18-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 04/17: Kit and the Branded Men Rancho Debut. Classic country. 5pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

BEST BET Greatest show on Highway One Reminiscent of circus days gone by, the VAGABOND OPERA fuses a whimsically costumed aesthetic with the sounds of Eastern European gypsy-slash-marching band tunes for live performances that get the imagination soaring. Complete with humorous story telling, dark cabaret vocals and fire-spinning burlesque dancers, the Portland, Oregon-based six-piece traveling cirque du so awe- True to form, Vagabond will be in town for one some should not—for any reason—be night only. missed. Rolling into Marin this weekend, Vagabond Opera stops for a night of family-friendly amazement in Point Reyes. You can catch the group with its eclectic collection of accordions, cellos, violins and other instrumental surprises Friday, April 15, at 7pm. The Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. $10 for children 4 and up, $12-$14 for adults. 415-663-1475.—Dani Burlison

Anne Lamott As a young single mother about to lose my mind, I purchased ANNE LAMOTT’s Operating Instructions in hopes of finding a positive and reassuring voice to tell me that motherhood could get easier overnight if I found the elusive secret to being a better mom. As I read the book one weekend with a pneumonia-plagued toddler in bed next to me, I did not find the advice of an upbeat, smile-masked Bird of a different feather, Anne Lamott. super mom, but a candid and honest reality that helped me feel less isolated in my sleep-deprived parental insanity. Years later, as a struggling and oftentimes self-loathing new writer, I reached out for Lamott again, with Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. What I found, as expected, were wise and implicitly sobering offerings of relatable personal experience and timeless advice for the writing world. Her latest book, Imperfect Birds, is out and waiting to be read to you by Lamott herself. Join Lamott Thursday, April 21, at 7pm at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.,Corte Madera. Free, $15 for book. 415/927-0960.—Dani Burlison

04/17: Lonestar Retrobates Western swing band. 3-6pm. Free. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 516-1028. 04/19: Swing Fever Celluloid Sounds Movie Music, Harry Warren, Jimmy Van Heusen, Fred Astaire. 7-10pm. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/20: Ancient Future World fusion. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/21-22: Danny Click Americana, blues. 9pm-1am. $5. Th Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 04/21: Deborah Winters With Jean Michel Hure. Jazz. 7-10pm. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 04/21: 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 04/22: Jason King Band Rancho Debut. Blues. 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 04/22: Lauralee Brown and Company Jazz. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com

04/22: The Memorials,Vintage City,Points North Alt-folk, rock. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www. georgesnightclub.com Tuesdays: Noel Jewkes Jazz. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

Concerts 04/16: Golden Gate Opera Spring Music

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Festival Fundraiging even hors d'oevures and wine featuring performance by soprano Suzanna Mizell, tenor Benjamin Bongers, mezzo-soprano Alexandra Jerinic and pianist Amy Glenn. $40-70. Address in Tiburon provided with ticket purchase. 339 - 9546 . www.goldengateopera.org

04/17: Marin Symphony Chamber Chorus The chorus presents a selection of songs to usher in spring. With soloists Britt La Gatta and Marty Friesen plus Youth in Arts a cappella group ’Til Dawn. 4pm. $12-15. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1180 Lynwood Drive, Novato. 479-8100. www.marinsymphony.org

04/17: Novato Music Association Chorus “Wonderful Songs.” 3pm. $15-18. Unity Center of Marin, 600 Palm Dr., Novato. 892-6553. www. uumarin.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. 6:30-9:30pm. $30, for music. Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia, San Rafael. 485-3579. www.duwbc.org

Dance 04/20: English Country Dance in Marin Dance spirited,graceful folk dances of the English countryside. Live music, experienced callers, refreshments. No partner needed. Third Wednesdays; 5/18, 6/15. 7-9:30pm. $10. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 485-3333. www.cityofsanrafael.org

Theater/Auditions 04/15-05/08: Spring 2011 Fringe of Marin Festival For its 27th season, new Bay Area short one-acts and solos performed to vie for Bay Area Theatre Critics Jury Award for 3 weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2, with a matinee on May 30. 7:30pm. $5-8. Meadowlands Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 673-3131. www.Fringe of Marin.com

04/16 and 05/14: Bay Area Playback Theatre BAPT brings its special brand of improv to

Open Secret Bookstore for two performances. 8-9:30pm. $15-18. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. www.bayareaplayback.com 04/16: ‘My Name Is Rachel Corrie’ Mandy Cimino portrays Rachel, an activist who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer, in a play based on Rachel’s writings. This benefit program includes Arabic music by Helm and songs by Doug Adamz. 3pm. $15-20. First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. www.14friendsofpalestine.org 04/20: ‘From Blasphemy to Rapture’ New cabaret devised and performed by Nigel Richards, best known locally for his performance in “Black Rider” at the ACT Geary in 2006. 8pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org 04/21-05/01: ‘Crazy for You’ Youth production of the Gershwin musical which chronicles the adventures of stage-struck Bobby Child in the Nevada mining town of Deadrock. 7:309:30pm. $12. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 27 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo. 453-0199. www. marilynizdebskiproductions.com 04/21: ‘Dead Peasants’ 142 Throckmorton Theatre’s Playwrights’ Lab presents a staged reading of a new play by Bernie Weiner. 7:30pm. $10-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org Through 04/17: ‘Quilters’ 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: ‘Fuddy Meers’ 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

Comedy 04/16: 3 Blonde Moms Comedy for the whole family. 8pm. $25-28. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org

ViDEO Heavy is the head... Well he has that stammer of course, and it’s a delicious bit of scene-setting to put the speech in question before an audience of one: Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), the voice coach standing only feet away from King George VI (Colin Firth) as he announces war with Germany from the confines of a tiny room. Between The Oscar-winning film is leaving audiences speechless. monarch and therapist stands a microphone that carries the speech live, a nine-minute rallying cry to England’s people and colonies, to tens of millions. George’s trust in Logue represents the ultimate long shot: Already brittle and tormented by past failures, he’s in no mood for the notions of a quack who insists on strange breathing exercises and familiarity above his station. Lionel believes the ducal stutter grows out of some childhood trauma (Michael Gambon plays V)—but as director Tom Hooper’s lingering frame makes clear, the new world is full of encroaching threats for any old-school royal—from the claustrophobic hallways of amplifiers at the BBC to the war balloons high overhead, from the echoey anachronism of Westminster to the newsreels of Hitler. It’s enough to trip the tongue of any would-be figurehead, let alone a savior.—Richard Gould 28 PACIFIC SUN APRIL15 - APRIL 21, 2011

Culann’s Hounds are on the scent of traditional Irish music April 16 in Sausalito.

04/20: Comedy Wednesday with Daniel Dugar, Phil Johnson and Friends Oakland resident Daniel Dugar delivers hard hitting hiphop comedy. 8pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www. georgesnightclub.com

Art 04/16-05/21: Altered Book Show/Silent Auction Reception April 16, 5-7pm. More than 100 Bay Area artists give new life to old, discarded books. Books become sculpture, jewelry, collage, and more! Wed-Sun, 11-4. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org

04/22-27: ‘Americans Abroad: Copley to Cassatt’ From Colonial times to the early 20th century, the lure of Europe proved irresistible to American painters. Kerrin Meis explores their experiences and discusses the cultural milieu in which they worked. 3:30-5:30pm. $30. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 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. 11am-6pm. 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. 11am-4pm. 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 04/29: ‘In Honor of Earth Day Everyday’ 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 Through 04/29: 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 Through 04/30: ‘Points of Arrival’ Milla Ruane, mixed media paintings. Free. Noci Gelateria& Gallery, 17 East Blithedale, Mill Valley. 388-2423. 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

Through 04/30: Marin Society of Artists Spring Rental Show Exhibit of artworks available for rental. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org.

Through 04/30: Tuesday Painters at Fairfax Library Opening reception 3-5:30pm April 9. Landscape and still life paintings in oil and


San Rafael. 293-4600.

Readings 04/15: Ashley Judd The actress presents her memoir “All That Is Bitter and Sweet.” 7pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. www.bookpassage.com 04/15:West Marin Review West Marin Review and The Marin Poetry Center are cosponsors of an evening of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Readers include Marin County’s first poet laureate, Albert Flynn DeSilver. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/16:‘Serpent Box’ Reading and signing of novel by Vincent Louis Carrella. Refreshments. 4-6pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St., San Rafael. 482-0550. www.reboundbookstore. com

04/16: Jeanne Wagner and Christina Hutchins Poetry Reading. Wagner presents”In The Portuguese were among the most prominent European settlers of Southern Marin. Learn about their local history at ‘From the Azores to California', April 18 at the Tiburon Town Hall. acrylic. 10am-6pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www. marinlibrary.org Through 05/02:‘Land and Light’ Kay Carlson, oils on canvas. Monday-Tuesday 7am-3pm; Wednesday-Sunday 8am-10pm. Free. Two Bird Cafe, Anthony Miceli Gallery, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo. 488-0105. www.twobirdcafe.com

Through 05/02: May Madness seeks Art Cars Art cars are invited to participate in the 24th annual May Madness, May 7th on Fourth Street in San Rafael. Visit www.downtownsanrafael.org for application. Fourth St., Between C & D, San Rafael. 720-5591. www.downtownsanrafael.org/ through 05/04:Tim Weldon Paintings. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com

Through 05/30:‘California Landscapes’ Robbie Collins, paintings. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.robertwcollins.com Through 06/26:‘Dance, Music and Flowers’ Marin Society of Artists juried exhibit of MSA members. 11am-4pm. Marin Society of Artists, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org Through 07/08:‘Beautiful Botanicals’ Paintings by Master Artists of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. 8am-7pm. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 So. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000.

Talks/Lectures

Through 05/25: Gallery Route Exhibitions

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“Life Is Tricky.” Vickisa, new works. “Far From Home.” Shane Weare, paintings. Zea Morvitz, new works. Opening reception 3-5pm April 10. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org

Beth Brangan and Jim Geddle of the Ecological Options Network will present a program about the dangers of radiation from nuclear power plants and other sources. Time for questions and answers. 1:303:30pm. The Redwoods Activities Room, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 453-1550.

Through 05/28: Falkirk’s 2011 Annual Juried Exhibition Marin and Bay Area artists in all media. Juried by Virginia Breier. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. www. falkirkculturalcenter.org

04/16: Michael Krasny in Conversation with Steven Pease Steven Pease is the best selling author of The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement. 8-9pm. Free. Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon. 388-1818. www.kolshofar.org

the Body of Our Lives.” Hutchins talks about “The Stranger Dissolves.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. bookpassage.com 04/16: Peter Mountford Mountford discusses his novel “A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/17: California Writers Club “How To Get Published: From Idea to Bestseller,” with Jennifer Basye Sander, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, 4th edition.” 2-4pm. $5-10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/20: Ed Rosenthal Rosenthal presents “Marijuana Grower’s Handbook.” This all-new edition of the handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest and the best. 4:15pm. Free. Book Passage at the Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 835-1020. www.bookpassage.com 04/20: Nic Sheff Sheff talks about “We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction.” In this follow-up to his memoir Tweak, Sheff writes candidly about his continued efforts to stay clean and his hard-won realizations. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/21: Anne Lamott Lamott discusses her novel “Imperfect Birds.” 7pm. Free, but preferred seating with book purchase. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.book-

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04/21: Literary Luncheon with Maya Soetoro-Ng Join Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, for a special lunch as she discusses the inspiration behind her new children’s book “Ladder to the Moon,” beautifully illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Noon. $55 -- includes lunch & an autographed copy of the book Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

04/21: Poetry Reading Jacqueline Berger and Alexandra Teague The Marin Poetry Center presents a reading by award-winning Bay Area poets Berger and Teague. 7:30-9pm. $3-5. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. 485-3326. www. marinpoetrycenter.org 04/22: Earth Day Celebration Jean Shinoda Bolen and Isabel Allende discuss Bolen’s new work “Like A Tree: How Trees, Women and Tree People Can Save the Planet.” The publisher will donate a tree for every book sold. 6pm. $50 • Includes small plate appetizers, wine, and an autographed copy of the book Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960 ext. 1. www.bookpassage.com 04/22: Steven Levy Levy presents “In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 04/18: Monday Night at the Movies “Sabotage.” (1938). A Scotland Yard undercover detective on the trail of a saboteur planning to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective’s cover is blown, the plot unravels. Alfred Hitchcock, director. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

Community Events (Misc.) 04/15: An Elegant Evening Singles Dance Dancing to your favorite hits, with excellent views of San Francisco and the Bay. 8-11:45pm. $20. Ondine, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 507-9962. www.thepartyhotline.com

04/16: 6th Heirloom and Hybrid Tomato Market Featuring a great variety of seedlings grown by UCCE Marin Master Gardeners. Selected for Marin’s microclimates and outstanding flavor, these plants were grown locally at Indian Valley Farm and in the Falkirk Greenhouse. Free expert growing advice, presentations

04/17: Free Estate Planning Educational Event “Why Every Parent Needs an Estate Plan.” Presented by: Thea Beatie Eliot, attorney at law and local mom. Free childcare for event. Seating is limited. 3-5:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 451-0123. www. thealaw.com

04/18: Portuguese Dairy Farmers of Marin “From the Azores to California”: An illustrated history of the important contributions made by the many Portuguese families who migrated to Marin County dairies in the 19th and 20th centuries. 7-9pm. Free. Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 435-7373. www.tiburonheritageandarts.org/?p=826

04/20: Marin Scuba Club Monthly Meeting

Mandy Cimino plays Rachel Corrie, an activist run over by an Israeli bulldozer, in a production taking place this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo.

With Todd Steiner from Sea Turtle Restoration Project doing turtle/shark tagging off Cocos Island. 7:30-9:30pm. $3-5. The Flatiron, 724 B St. (at 3rd), San Rafael. www.marinscuba.org 04/21:World Affairs Council Archeologist Dr. Diana Pickworth will discuss the influence of geography, tradition, and tribal structure on the troubled politics of Yemen. Reservations required. 7:30-9pm. $6-9; students free Creekside Room, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave.,

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Divine secrets of the Judd-Judd sisterhood, Friday at Book Passage. and tradition Irish music. 11am. $5-12. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. www.baykidsmuseum.org 04/16: Fish Feeding Frenzy Help Ranger Bill feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and saltwater tanks. Watch the different feeding styles of perch, crabs, sea stars, and steelhead trout. 2:30-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. army.mil/bmvc/index.html 04/19: Marin Poets in Schools Terri Glass of California Poets in the Schools hosts a poetry reading of students from schools throughout the county. Songwriter Scott Kalechstein will add a touch of whimsy. 6:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

0416-17: Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book reading/local author Meet Coco the bunny and local author Laurin Abramson at a book reading and signing. Readings at 1 and 3pm. A portion of Coco book sales go to Wildcare in San Rafael. 1-4 pm. Free. Various & Sundries, 69 Broadway, Fairfax. 454-1442. 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

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formed into bountiful foodscapes which save water & carbon emissions, grow food & habitat, and promote greywater usage & low-impact development. Come plan for the challenge. 2-4pm. Donations appreciated but not required. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. www.maringardenchallenge.org

04/19: Carson Ridge and the Mystery of Serpentine Often rare and unusual plants grow on serpentine. Join a walk along the ridge to see some of these plants and visit the adjacent Azalea Hill. 10am2pm. Free. www.marin.edu/cnps/FieldTrips.html, Pine Mt. Trailhead, Fairfax. 04/20: Cataract of Wildflowers Twomile hike up and back roaring Cataract Creek to look for wildflowers in rocky outcroppings and grassy meadows. This hike is especially suitable for beginning wildflower enthusiansts. 10am-2pm. Free. Cataract Gulch Trail, Alpine Dam, Fairfax. www.marin.edu/cnps/ FieldTrips.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 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 Clerk-Recorder 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126348 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BIGBUSINESS.COM; BIG BUSINESS, 35 GROVE ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHARLES S. HINSDALE, 35 GROVE ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126340 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINCHMATE; RUBICON PROPERTY INSPECTIONS, 110 LOCH LOMOND DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAVID M. LEITCH, 110 LOCH LOMOND DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 14, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126446 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FEDERATED TRUST DEED SERVICES, 16 ANDREAS CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94945: TOMMY R. LEE, 16 ANDREAS CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94945. 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 24, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011)

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Fearlessly attempting a new feat is one of your favorite pleasures. This year you want to do something so unique that even your closest friends are surprised by it. Depending on how large your tax refund, this could mean anything from starting a campaign for a seat in Congress to signing up for the Ironman France triathlon. If the choice is between D.C Nice, you might want to hint for a French dictionary for your birthday... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) As the zodiac’s most famous procrastinator, you may be staring sadly at your unfinished tax return. You thought the government would shut down and you wouldn’t have to worry, right? Meantime, a battle between the Full Moon in compromising Libra and the large contingency of planets in warring Aries makes it a weekend for competition. Feel free to nap through most of it. On Wednesday, your zodiac party begins. Fortunately, you should be well-rested. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Although it’s always nice to have exciting visions for the future, the reality of carrying out these plans can sometimes be daunting. The key this week to preventing disappointment is to realize that although next week is technically the future, so is next year. Use this time to consider a wide range of possibilities and experiment with the ones that excite you. You’ve got five more years to reinvent your life. What’s the rush? CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Even though your taxes are probably finished and filed, you can’t help but worry on Friday that the IRS is going to come back with questions—now that the federal government will stay open. Meanwhile, Sunday’s Full Moon in rational Libra struggles to cope with numerous planets in reactionary Aries. Being particularly attuned to lunar energies causes you to take this personally. Relief arrives Wednesday when a tranquil Taurus Sun allows you to relax. Finally. LEO (July 22 - August 22) As the emotional Moon joins pragmatic Saturn in your communication house over the weekend, you are likely to fluctuate between dramatic outbursts and reasonable conversations. Meantime, your determination to stick to your fitness regime is challenged by the extra demands of your job. It’s hard to think about working out after you’ve spent the day working hard. Making out, however, is rather appealing... VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Tax Day happens to take place during the top of your lunar cycle. For those of you doing last minute revisions, you may find a few healthy deductions that could increase your refund. While the weekend is all about trying to balance opposite sides of every issue, the beginning of the week may be rough. Stay out of arguments if you can. On Wednesday the Sun enters the placid sign of Taurus. Peace at last. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) The emotional Moon in your sign has an effect on your ability to think clearly. A FULL Moon in your sign brings even more sentimental mushiness into your weekend. Although tempted to reconnect with someone from your past, you may discover that this person only causes problems. It’s the final week of having your ruler (Venus) in the naive sign of Pisces. Try to make it through Wednesday without getting played for a sucker. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Now that imaginative Neptune is in your house of creativity, it is time to do something to express one of your artistic talents. No matter what your skill is, you are experiencing a desire to produce a new work of art. OK. It is true that your regular job continues to make demands on your time. However, with rebellious Uranus in your work house, you may not really care... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) It is the final week this year of having the confident Sun side-by-side with your ruler (jovial Jupiter) in the fearless sign of Aries. If you haven’t already started making plans for a grand adventure involving an entertaining travel mate, you have one last chance. The Full Moon weekend lights up your house of group activities, suggesting you volunteer your time and knowledge. All those subjects you’ve studied and learned throughout your life? Please share. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) This weekend emphasizes the difficult planetary dynamics that are affecting your chart. You really are in the line of fire as your ruler (responsible Saturn) battles it out with powerful Pluto, warlike Mars and explosive Uranus. If only there were some sort of armor one could don against planetary energy. Fortunately, the Sun moves into the comforting sign of Taurus on Wednesday. It’s not enough to stop the war, but it does tone down the battle. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) As the weather improves, more people are out. This includes your neighbors, who expect you to converse with them, cooperate with them and possibly lend them a tool or two. Now that your ruler (rebellious Uranus) is firmly entrenched in the independent sign of Aries, you don’t much care what the neighbors think. And, now that empathetic Neptune has left your sign, you are not really all that concerned about your dandelions spreading. Free at last. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Usually you enjoy the lunacy that comes along with a full moon. But this weekend, it comes with a high level of aggravation. Everyone is feeling a bit crazy AND a lot annoyed. Monday and Tuesday are less volatile, although not exactly peaceful. Meanwhile, your financial situation is very active. You are making money. You are spending money. You are saving money. You are losing money. You desire money. You couldn’t care less about money. Cue the O’Jays. < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 34 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 15, 2011 – APRIL 21, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126518 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TINY KISSES, 1540 CENTER RD. #161, NOVATO, CA 94947: MAYA WEISSENSEE, 1540 CENTER RD. #161, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on April 4, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126499 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE KARAOKE LOUNGE, 1579 S. NOVATO BLVD. #201, NOVATO, CA 94947: WILLIAM R. DOUGAN, 1579 S. NOVATO BLVD. #201, NOVATO, CA 94947; TALIA M. DOUGAN, 1579 S. NOVATO BLVD. #201, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. 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 31, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126521 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WEST COAST WINGS, 1350 LAS RAPOSAS RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CONAN FONTENOT, 1350 LAS RAPOSAS RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; CEDRIC ALFORD, 1350 LAS RAPOSAS RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 13, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 5, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126576 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as UPPER EVENTS, 224 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WOLMEY DE CASTRO FIGUEIREDO FILHO, 224 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; CARLOS ANDRE PEDERNEIROS DE CASTRO, 224 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126291 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FRISCO D, 815 APPLE BERRY ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DENNIS WILLIAM MARDEN, 815 APPLE BERRY ST., 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126565 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LUTHMAN - ROSS, 140 MARIN VIEW, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ROBERT ROSS, 140 MARIN VIEW, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 17, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 7, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126554 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AES CONSTRUCTION, 4330 REDWOOD HWY, SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ADVANCED ENGINEERING SALES, INC., 4330 REDWOOD HWY, SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 7, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2011)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 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). PETITIONERâ ™S NAME 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 Self-Help 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 dð©as corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacié n y Peticié n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 é FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefé nica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar é rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutencié n, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacié n, pida al secretario un formulario de exencié n de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pé ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacié 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 poniéndose 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 é rdenes de restriccié n que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cé nyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticié n, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras é rdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas é 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 manutencié n, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticié 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 direccié n de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, CA 949034164. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitionerâ ™s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccié n y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): BEATRICE GATHARABAKER, 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 RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Date of Filing Application: MARCH 28, 2011. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/ are: JEFFREY ALAN BARNES. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2130 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-2693. Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 â “ ON SALE BEER AND WINE â “ Eating Place. (Pacific Sun: April 8, 15, 22, 2011) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANCES E. CASNER. Case No. PR-1101642. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of FRANCES E. CASNER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: JOHN H. CASNER in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JOHN H. CASNER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: May 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept: H, Room: H, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: JOHN H. CASNER, 123 Bretano Way, Greenbrae, CA 94904; (415)265-2137. (Publication Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 2011) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: MINI STORAGE SAN ANSELMO. In accordance to the provisions of the California Business and Professional Code, there being due an unpaid storage charge for which the Mini Storage is entitled to a lien on the goods hereinafter described, and due notice in the time specified in such notice for payment having expired, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that these goods will be sold at a public auction at the MINI STORAGE IN SAN ANSELMO, 208 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960, at 2:00pm WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011. The public is invited to attend. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415) 454-5710, Monday â “ Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Name of owner is followed by lot number: WARREN LORENTE: UNIT #120; ROSEANNA LEONARD: UNIT #372; VEDA FLOREZ: UNIT #23; ANNIE STODDARD: UNIT #249. Pacific Sun: (April 8, 15, 2011) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Date of Filing Application: January 19, 2011. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: MEDINA FOODS INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic

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PUBLIC NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 34 beverages at: 363 3RD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-3581. Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 â “ ON SALE BEER AND WINE â “ Eating Place. (Pacific Sun: April 15, 22, 29, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101724. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHRYN CORINNE MUDIE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: KATHRYN CORINNE MUDIE to KATHRYN CORINNE MUDIE MCMUDIE. 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: May 23, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. D04, Room K, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive Rm 113, 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: April 5, 2011 /s/ Fay D’Opal, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101724. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SUSAN ELIZABETH MCDANIEL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SUSAN ELIZABETH MCDANIEL to SUSAN ELIZABETH MCDANIEL MCMUDIE. 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: May 23, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. D04, Room K, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive Rm 113, 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: April 5, 2011 /s/ Fay D’Opal, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2011)

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My boyfriend of 10 months asked me for my idea of a romantic evening, and I said I think it’s really romantic to make dinner together. He asked for specifics, and I ended up pretty much describing what my last boyfriend and I used to do: have wine and cheese, burn this particular incense I love, listen to This American Life, then make dinner together. This is now what my boyfriend does to “surprise” me. He has downloaded tons of This American Life episodes and even burns the same incense my ex and I used to! I’m certain I sound like a total creep, but it really isn’t romantic to have your significant other surprise you by doing exactly what he was told.—The Ingrate

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With a guy who follows directions as closely as your boyfriend, you must be a little disappointed that, when he asked what you find romantic, you didn’t toss off, “Oh, a man who builds a 500-foot obelisk to my beauty.” (“Honey, your obelisk is ready!”) You’re irritated that he didn’t work harder; he just went, “Great, now I have my list.” But, he wasn’t the only uncreative one. You didn’t bother unlocking the old imagination cabinet. You rattled off details, down to the brand of incense, as if they were random enjoyments that came to mind, not the foreplay report from your last relationship. And come on, what did you expect, the guy to ask, “Hey, baby, tell me what you find romantic,” and then say, “Cool! I’ll do something else!”? Maybe he reconstituted what you told him because he isn’t very creative or maybe because he’s a guy. Men are often a little unsure of themselves in the romancecrafting department. It just isn’t the lifelong pursuit for them that it is for so many women, like the woman on an author panel I moderated who opened her book with the line “I was born to be a bride.” Books about men’s lives tend to start more like “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold” or “I am a sick man.... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased.” Let’s be honest: How many combos are there for romantic dinners? Should he have changed wine and cheese to wine and little canned wieners? Instead of incense, should he have seen if Raid had come out with a bug spray called “That Special Evening”? Be grateful for what you have—a boyfriend who wants to please you. To help him succeed, tell him that what you really find romantic are surprises, and then suggest doing as my friend and her girlfriend do: Take turns planning and surprising each other on date night. The non-planning partner need only show up at the appointed time and follow any prearranged directions, like “wear a parachute” or “bring a sharpened machete.” Should you find yourself a little more surprised than you were hoping for (“Wow... a puppet theater to act out our relationship issues!”), see that you don’t squelch his newfound romantic creativity. Heavily praise what you’d like more of, and be prepared to put on your game face for anything short of a picnic dinner of chocolatecovered crickets and toasts to your love with rainwater from the Japanese reactor.

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How do I find a nice guy? I’m 26, educated and attractive, and I can spell. I’m a figure skater, so most of the guys I interact with are under 18 or gay. I’m really not into the bar scene, either.—Circling The Rink

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You say you’re looking for a “nice guy,” then you narrow that down: He can’t be gay, 16 or wearing more Lycra, sequins and tassels than you are. When I emailed you to further narrow what you’re seeking, you said, “I don’t know exactly... nice, intelligent, educated... not a jerk/boor.” Well, that winnows it. Shockingly, you aren’t looking for a guy who’s evil, uneducated, unethical and crass. Refining what you want beyond generic good qualities takes getting a good sense of who you are and what you value. But, if you’re like a lot of women, you’ll also need to date the wrong guys to pare down who’s right for you. This requires leaving the ice rink. Go places. Throw parties. Smile, flirt, be friendly. Maybe even in bars. No, you don’t have to join “the bar scene.” Just stop by for happy hour and flirt with some guy who’s having a beer with his business partner. He may not be “nice, intelligent, educated,” but when he stands up, odds are 26,879,000,000-to-1 that you’ll find he’s wearing businessman pants, not electric-blue shimmery tights with fishnet side panels. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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