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ment dogs so much funner, so more Marin, than relentless spread of pavement, climate chaos and the grit of analyzing numbers and canards. Those li’l kewpie four-footeds don’t go anywhere less Mama’s got gas, and road. Look! You got me started. See how easy to shift blame. And ain’t I a SMART consultant? Why, no. Love the rock ’n’ roll cartoon tales [“Great Moments in Rock ’n’ Roll” by Joel Orff], a gem! John Diamante, Sausalito

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Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com are so many sewer districts that it is very difficult to petition all of them for a fair way to base the sewer fees. In addition, I read about the Ross Valley Sewer District in the Pacific Sun this week [“RV Sanitary to Consider Boosting Rates, Staff,” April 22]! I am furious! They bungled a real estate deal, have to take back a polluted property and pay out $5,000,000! Then three days later they want to double our sewer fees! Something has to be done. Those responsible should be fired! And in this district with no fair rate structure—tenants and landlords will take on a greater burden than singlefamily homeowners! This is outrageous. Myra Drotman, San Anselmo

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ from 1939 is perhaps cinema’s most famous example of Technicolor.

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But do they still carry ‘Wee Willie Winky’? How come I’m not surprised that the nude painting was removed from the lobby? Maybe because last year I inquired at the Children’s Library at the Civic Center if they had a copy of the book The offending potty Everyone Poops, and manifesto. was told by children’s librarian Miss Kitty that “they had to remove it because one of the mothers complained.” No amount of reasoning with Miss Kitty such as, “this is a library, you don’t practice censorship” or “the offended mother didn’t have to check the book out for her child” or “for GOD’s SAKE...it’s a children’s book...very popular and well written” seemed to make a dent in her decision. Her only answer was, “the Mill Valley library has a copy.” I have no complaint about the jerks who are offended by everything (usually body functions/ body parts). But I am livid by the Bigger Jerks who are in positions of power to let these few Neanderthals practice their brand of censorship on all of us. I fully expect a book-burning event to be planned soon by the Enemies of the Library...in order to get rid of anything and everything that might possibly offend someone. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

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family recently found space in the Homeward Bound shelter after both the mother and father lost their jobs. That family represents the personal side of an uncomfortable and cold statistic revealed in the latest survey of the homeless in Marin. While Marin residents continue to debate whether their towns should bear a responsibility to promote construction of affordable housing, the number of precariously housed people in the county has increased 35 percent since 2009, a statistic included in the Fourth Biennial Point in Time Homeless Count, tallied this year on Jan. 27. Marin County Health and Human Services, in cooperation with community agencies and homeless service providers, conducted the count, described as a snapshot in time of the homeless population. The one-day census is essential for the county to continue receiving federal support for homeless services. The census also serves as a valuable planning and education tool, says Lisa Sepahi, the county analyst who specializes in issues associated with homelessness and continuum of care. The preliminary numbers collected during the one-day count have a somewhat bright spot: 1,220 people were counted who are experiencing homelessness, a decline from the 1,770 people counted as homeless in 2009. Though the infusion of federal stimulus money has helped reduce the number of people who slipped into homelessness,

“the continuing depressed economic conditions combined with budget uncertainties will continue to place too many at risk of homelessness,” according to Larry Meredith, director of Health and Human Services. The homeless count includes a number of sub-populations: O Unsheltered, referring to any person who lives in a place not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, sidewalk, open space or on the street. O Sheltered, referring to any person living in an emergency shelter or a transitional housing program for homeless people who originally came from the streets or an emergency shelter. O Other homeless populations, referring to people in jail or in hospitals who were homeless prior to entry, people living temporarily with friends or family due to loss of housing, people living in a hotel or motel, people living on a boat or in a structure without plumbing and/or electricity. O Precariously housed, referring to people who are facing eviction, living in severely overcrowded housing with no other housing options, as well as people who are in the midst of housing instability and must move frequently. This category also includes couch surfers, people who are living doubled up and tripled up with friends and relatives because of economic hardship. 10 > Of the 1,220 people counted this

›› NEWSGRAMS Marin named most obscenely wealthy county in state! Pull over your Bentleys and land your private jets, Marinites—it’s time to take a bow! Marin was deemed the richest county in the state this week by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. Out of all California counties with a population of 250,000 or more, Marin’s per-capita income of $89,139 broke the bank— bettering second-place San Mateo by a creature-comfortable margin of more than $19,000. Other high-ranking Bay Area counties include San Francisco (3rd), Contra Costa (4th), Santa Clara (5th), Napa (6th), Alameda (10th) and Sonoma (15th). Despite our many mansions on the hill, Marin was not exactly king of the mountain nationwide—we took 4th behind oil-rich Loving,Texas (1st), ski mecca Teton,Wyoming (2nd), and New York, New York (3rd).The national rankings, though, didn’t consider population—Loving, for instance, has fewer than 100 residents. The BEA study did not say whether it took into account the incomes of personal valets, French maids, footmen and manservants who reside on the various estates included in the survey.—Jason Walsh PG&E agrees to SmartMeter ‘waiting list’ Here’s one“waiting list”some Marinites won’t mind being on—the list for folks who don’t want a SmartMeter. Pacific Gas and Electric agreed to allow customers who object to SmartMeters to be placed on a waiting list until the California Public Utilities Commission determines an alternative option for those customers. PG&E’s SmartMeter program—which employs radio-frequency technology to digitally monitor household energy usage—has been the subject of controversy since the utility unveiled the plan more than a year ago and began installing the meters last summer. PG&E officials say the meters are necessary to develop a “smart grid,” which can relay information to customers regarding their energy use. But consumer concern about the potential health effects of SmartMeters and how the information gathered will be used has turned the installation of the meters into PG&E’s latest public relations nightmare. PG&E’s approval of the “waiting list” option was part of an agreement with Jared Huffman in which the assemblyman from San Rafael would hold off on pushing through his AB 37—legislation Huffman introduced in December that, if passed, would allow an “opt out” provision for energy customers who don’t want the wireless meters installed at their home or business. In March, CPUC president Michael Peevey directed PG&E to develop an “opt out” alternative similar to what was in AB 37 and the utility did just that—only PG&E’s opt out placed the expense of not having a SmartMeter on the consumer. For between $135 and $270 the utility would disconnect the wireless part of the meter; for between $14 and $20 per month a technician would come out to read the meter. Huffman says he’s holding AB 37 because the CPUC process could develop more quickly than the legislative process—but he still urges the utilities commission to adopt similar provisions that are called for in his bill. “I plan to personally engage in the process,” says Huffman—a process he expects will lead to “a hard-wired smart meter alternative for customers who object to wireless 11 >

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1. Pictured, below: Three cities along America’s West Coast have significant floating home communities: one in Marin County and two others further north. Name all three cities.

1a had prospered, while the former Marinship worker-housing neighborhood languished in disrepair and disillusionment. “Don’t punish me with Few outsiders bothered to visit Marin brutality—talk to me so City, save for those sporting badges and you can see what’s goin’ batons. Some in Marin’s “gilded ghetto,” on”—Marvin Gaye, 1970 where half of all males were unemployed, years ago had had enough. There was a riot goin’ “If you don’t [end this ghettoizaon, 45 years ago this week. tion], Negroes are going to get guns and It was a warm evening in April of 1966, grenades and have when a single guerrilla warfare rock struck a all over the sheriff ’s patrol United States,” car as it cruised warned Marin its nightly round City resident Lethrough the roy Thompson. shadowy streets Some would’ve of Marin City. said that MarinWhat happened ship had already next is uncertain. sailed—the preAccording to a vious two years Pacific Sun story in America witthe following day, nessed race riots a sheriff ’s deputy Meet the press: Supervisors Peter Behr, Bill Gnoss, Byron Lydecker, in New York Ernie Kettenhofen and Tom Storer the day after the Marin City dust up. chased down a City, Rochester, 16-year-old AfriJersey City, Dixmoor and Philadelphia. can-American male in the area. Soon The L.A. Watts riots in August of ’65 left about 100 youths had gathered to 34 dead and 1,032 injured. check out the commotion. According to Eighteen-year-old Philip Scott “put the witnesses, officers handcuffed the kid, burden of white guilt on the five supervibeat him and “put their knees in his back sors,” reported the Sun. “You make me feel and his belly.” Some kids tried to stop the like I’m low, like I’m nothing, like I can deputies—and the next thing anyone knew never be anything. I feel bitterness toward two gallons of gasoline had been lit you,” scathed Scott. “Am I something upon the Marin City advicious and unruly—and ministration building you’re something great and and a “small army” of cops can look down on me? swarmed the streets to beat “All these years you’ve back the masses and put kicked us in the teeth,” he down the flames. Tensions seared, “then we break out had finally ignited between in violence and you give us a the authorities and the imfew pacifiers and some talk.” poverished, mostly black The supervisors, accordcommunity—and Marin ing to the Sun, often looked City was the kindling. “solemn and occasionally At the Board of Superviaffronted” as they listened to sors meeting the following the testimony of the Marin day, Marin City leaders ‘I felt like lying down in the street and City residents. They promcrying,’ Leroy Brown said after the arrived to put the county ised to reduce the number riot. ‘If you could have heard what on notice: If the sheriff of cops in Marin City and to these officers said and what they did don’t call off the heat, “we’re you would have vomited all over.’ “mobilize the private sector” coming to Kentfield and to hire more blacks. Lagunitas with some matches.” Congratulating his fellow county offi“You’re only dealing with 1,800 blacks in cials on their newfound sensitivity toward a county of 185,000,” admonished Marin the plight of the Negro, county adminCity community leader Leroy Brown. istrator Alan Bruce boasted, “Whitey is “Baby, they’re going to tear it all up if you beginning to understand why he is hated don’t do something. I’m not for violence— so much!” but I have to stand with my people.” The board agreed to revisit the matter Brown’s people were a Marin City comat a later date, and moved on to the next munity that had withstood years of oftenagenda item. < times blatant racism from a surrounding

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▲ A six-week old elephant seal pup with an injured eye ended up having a good Good Friday, thanks to two Marin families who spotted it on the beach near Crissy Field. As they waited for rescuers from the Marine Mammal Center of Sausalito to arrive, the children stayed a safe distance from the seal and politely kept curious humans and dogs away. Our two Marin families are our heroes for knowing the correct steps to follow upon discovering the pup, later named Friday Fellow. The Marine Mammal Center reminds us that if we see a seal pup on a beach that looks ill or injured, resist the urge to pick it up, stay 50 feet away and call the Marine Mammal Center at 415/289-SEAL.

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▼ In 2009, a West Marin woman called authorities for help with her 64-year-old husband, Peter McFarland, who had fallen outside their home. As paramedics tended to him, he mentioned shooting himself in the head, though he had no gun. Deputies arrived to escort the man to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Based on video released by the sheriff’s office, McFarland remained on his sofa, refusing to go to the hospital. When he rose from the couch, two deputies shot him with Tasers. (To see the video, go to YouTube.com and search for “Marin taser.”) On Tuesday, Marin County settled McFarland’s lawsuit for $1.9 million. An expensive evening for taxpayers, so we’re glad the sheriff’s department has implemented policies that cut down on Taser use. —Nikki Silverstein

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2. The languages that evolved from Latin are referred to by what “lovely” name? 3. In James Hilton’s 1933 fantasy novel, Lost Horizon, survivors of an airplane crash are rescued and taken to a Himalayan utopia with what exotic name? 4a. Pictured, right: The 47 music stars who recorded “We Are the 4 World” on January 28, 1985, were told to check what at the door? 4b. Their recording group was named USA for Africa, an abbreviation for what? 5. Pictured, right: Buried within Abraham Lincoln’s name (without rearranging any letters) is his vice president’s name. Who was he? 6. The popular navigation tool known as GPS is an acronym for what three-word phrase? 7. Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodos are islands in what sea east of Greece? 8. What was the Beatles’ first No. 1 hit recording... 8a. In Britain (three-word title) 8b. In the U.S. (six-word title) 9. What continent has the fewest species of land animals? 10. For you math students out there: What is the smallest positive number whose cosine = 0?

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< 8 Point of no return year, 972 were adults; 248 were children 17 years old and under. Of the total number of adults and children, 533 were sheltered and 687 were unsheltered or counted in the “other homeless populations” category. The preliminary tally shows that 47 percent of the adults have been homeless for one year or longer; 10 percent for 10 years or longer. The county will issue a final homeless count report in late May. Job loss is the single most significant factor pushing people into homelessness. But two other factors point to a chronic problem that service providers say isn’t getting any better. The lack of affordable housing and the lack of sufficient income even when people have a job also are major causes of homelessness in Marin. Since 2009, federal stimulus funds have pumped more than $2 million into Marin to help decrease the county’s homeless population by targeting services for homeless individuals and those in imminent danger of becoming homeless. That’s in addition to the county increasing its contribution. In the last few years, the county has created the post of homeless coordinator and committed about $400 million to programs for the homeless. A host of volunteers and service agencies also provide assistance, including Homeward Bound, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin, Ritter Center and many others. Some significant gains have been made using the stimulus money and the help of

the service agencies, including housing for 10 families and eight seniors in the Fireside development. In addition, 35 chronically homeless veterans found permanent housing, 658 homeless adults and children were housed with one-time federal grant money and 1,522 adults and children were provided with help to forestall homelessness. The effort to prevent the precariously housed from becoming homeless represents a new paradigm among agencies providing services for the homeless. An outdated model focused mostly on emergency shelters rather than a continuum of care aimed at moving people from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Along with sparking creative ways to aid the homeless, the new paradigm has caused some tension because the funding pie has only so many pieces. Congregations in Marin have stepped up in recent winters. They provide a rotating shelter program that offers respite for people not able to enter the Mill Street Center, one of the programs offered by Homeward Bound, which is a continuum-of-care model and the largest local provider of housing for the homeless. It operates the 40-bed Mill Street shelter as well as the Family Emergency Center, which provides beds for 13 families at a Marin motel. And among its other programs, Homeward Bound also has the New Beginnings Center, an 80-bed shelter for single homeless adults; the agency operates two of the three hotels in San Rafael that provide space to the homeless, says Mary Kay Sweeney, executive director of

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Homeward Bound. The county now covers the cost of Mill Street, a point Supervisor Susan Adams makes when she pushes back against a recent grand jury report that suggests the county isn’t doing enough to help the homeless. Adams, who has been instrumental in pushing to provide services for the homeless, and Supervisor Steve Kinsey serve on a county homeless policy steering committee, another initiative started after a previous grand jury report chided the county for not making a stronger effort to create a permanent emergency shelter. “The fact that the [grand jury thinks the] county should be the one fully responsible for building all of the sheltering to meet the needs of homeless people does not take into account the need for each of the cities to take responsibility for their own homeless residents.” That sense of shared responsibility also comes into play when charting financial outlays for programs aimed at preventing homelessness and providing emergency assistance. Critics of the county’s strategy to focus more on prevention than emergency shelter say it shouldn’t be an either-or proposition; the county and its cities have enough resources to do both. But the county is facing uncertain budgets, and given the climate in Congress, those budgets are becoming more uncertain. “Where do we get the money?” Adams asks. “[Critics] are very quick to give a whole host of wishes that they have. But then what goes away? Do children’s services go away? Do senior services go away? Do road projects go away? Do you want fewer firefighters and paramedics responding to your call when you’re having a heart attack? That’s the balancing act that we have to try to maintain. I have a big wish list, too. But the reality is that we have limited resources for some pretty big projects and programs.” She underscores the necessity for cooperative efforts ranging from government programs to individual grassroots initiatives. Rather than ending the wintertime rotating shelter program hosted by Marin congregations and putting that burden on the county, Adams suggests that maybe the congregations could continue to perform that vital service as their contribution. That 35 percent jump in the precariously housed attests to the need. And the number could be even larger, says Sepahi, because the preliminary count is conservative. The jump indicates “the nature of times. If you look at the self-sufficiency matrix, how much it takes to get by in Marin County,” that 35 percent is far from surprising. Data from the 2000 census show that about 33 percent of the households in Marin are living below the self-sufficiency index, making them precariously housed. The Insight Center for Community Economic Development compiled a report in 2008 that sets a self-sufficiency standard of $68,800 a year for one adult with one preschooler and one school-age child; it includes the cost of childcare and other household needs to attain a basic stable lifestyle. Another report, titled “Overlooked

and Undercounted 2009,” notes that one out of three “California households—almost 2.9 million households—lacks enough income to cover ‘bare bones’ living expenses.” But the official federal poverty level assessment tallies only one in 10 households as poor or in need. The self-sufficiency index is a more accurate barometer of the health of households in a community because it takes into account the local cost of living. And in Marin those costs are high, especially when butted against relatively low salaries, particularly in service jobs. According to another look at the self-sufficiency standard, this one compiled in 2008 by the Center for Women’s Welfare at the University of Washington, a single adult in Marin needed $32,489 to achieve self-sufficiency. In the debate over whether San Rafael should accept the introduction of a Target store, which the city did, was the nugget that the average salary at the new outlet would be around $18,000. Other retail and service industry jobs may offer better pay, but not by much. Low wages account for a significant homeless population that works but still cannot meet housing expenses. That 35 percent increase in the precariously housed category “is the most troubling thing to us,” says Sweeney. “It feels like a tidal wave rising,” adds Paul Fordham, deputy director at Homeward Bound. Sweeney says 62 families are on the waiting list for the agency’s emergency shelter. And the waiting list now is capped. “We’re not taking any more names.” The single greatest contributor to that capped waiting list is a dearth of affordable housing in Marin, says Sweeney and other service providers. The idea behind the continuum-of-care model, like Homeward Bound, is that an emergency shelter offers an entry point into the range of services that move people from the streets to shelter to job training to housing. But if an inadequate supply of affordable housing exists, the program gets clogged—leaving people with nowhere to go and no room left at the entry point. Capping waiting lists is inevitable. “It used to be that every couple of years, there would be a [new affordable housing] development,” says Fordham. But construction of affordable housing isn’t coming close to keeping pace with demand. “That’s worrying.” And the ruckus over affordable housing in Novato demonstrates the pushback advocates of affordable housing continually face when looking for new development sites. Considering the relatively small number of homeless people in need given the overall population in the county, and the wealth that exists here, it’s a legitimate question to ask whether people who have financial capability could and should contribute to helping the homeless. “It’s hard to engage people to talk about the solutions to homelessness in this county,” says Fordham. “People would rather dismiss it and pretend it doesn’t exist.” < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com

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Attention Target shoppers! Fresh produce, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys, bargain apparel and the aroma of stale popcorn are coming to East San Rafael after all, as the San Rafael City Council narrowly approved the proposal for a 137,000-square-foot Target superstore at 125 Shoreline Parkway near Home Depot. In doing so, the council voted Thursday to amend the zoning laws of San Rafael to accommodate the Minneapolis retail-grocery giant. Greg Brockbank and Damon Connolly were the dissenting councilmembers. Adding a touch of intrigue to the decision, prior to the vote last week Target representatives announced the corporation would donate $250,000 over 10 years to San Rafael. Plans for a Target in San Rafael have been the subject of controversy since 2007.The council had originally expected to vote on the matter in December last year following a green light from the planning commission, but a vocal outcry from local store owners and residents who said Target would severely hurt downtown businesses convinced the council to further study the impact an outlet would have on the community. On April 6, the city released a â&#x20AC;&#x153;community impact reportâ&#x20AC;?conducted by AECOM consulting firm out of San Francisco. AECOM found that the city would enjoy a net increase of 3.6 percent in retail sales by 2015 and generate about 164 new jobs.The study estimates a $646,000 annual fiscal benefit to the city. It claimed that local grocery and drug stores would see about a 2.9 percent drop in sales and a loss of 36 jobs by 2015. But in general, the report concluded, local stores could â&#x20AC;&#x153;successfully adaptâ&#x20AC;? to competition from Target. Local opponents of the Target proposalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a group called Keep It Local San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;released a response to the community impact report, calling into question, among other things, the estimated number of jobs Target would bring and the amount of revenue loss local businesses would suffer due to new corporate competition. Keep It Local spokesperson Jonathan Frieman has hinted that the group would call for a referendum if the council voted to approve. Stay tuned.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;JW

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hink a farming crisis on the other side of the planet doesn’t affect Marin? Think again. At the 2007 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, workshop attendees listened closely as Vandana Shiva—one of the world’s most revolutionary anti-genetically modified organism (GMO) environmental activists— explained the dangers of genetically modified crops. She was passionate, engaging and poignant in her delivery of what she believes to be not only the alarming impact of GMO crops on the world’s fragile ecosystems, but the brutal reality of farmer suicides in the very rural Indian farming communities she was advocating for. In these communities, and many others like them throughout the world, farming isn’t just a method of providing sustenance and generating income—it’s a way of life. Passed on from generation to generation, many rural farming practices are the threads that bind the culture together. Saving seeds to plant for the following year’s crops is free and keeps farming families connected to the land and each other while bringing in modest profits for other necessities. However, with seeds from cotton, rice, chickpeas, sugarcane, mustard and other crops vital to India undergoing genetic modification—the altering of an organism’s genes through human engineering—many seeds can no longer be saved. These “new” seeds, it turns out, are owned under patent by the biotech companies that genetically modified them. Many of these seeds that for centuries have been part of rural Indian culture today must be repurchased from megacorporations like Monsanto, along with the fertilizers and pesticides needed to maintain them until harvest season. Ancient, longstanding agricultural methods are no longer useful, water sources become polluted with toxins, and many once tried-and-true crops—like India’s 2002 catastrophic cotton loss—don’t cultivate with the ease that biotech corporations hope for. As a result of these financial and cultural burdens, says Shiva, over 40,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last decade (some put the number over 100,000). And the genetic modification of the crops they have planted can never be reversed. 12 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2011

  

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WORLDS AWAY FROM the struggles and complexities of rural India, farmers and consumers in GMO-free Marin are much more fortunate. Still, the concerns of the safety and potential harms of GMO foods will not disappear overnight. In fact, the corporate agriculture industry continues to push for an expansion of the GMO crops— corn, papaya, soy, squash—readily available in the produce aisles. And according to some reports, over 70 percent of conventional foods contain GMO ingredients. The global and local issues around genetically modified foods are among the primary moral matters of our time. Although the idea of altering the genetic makeup of living things—whether it’s fusing fish genes with tomatoes or depleting germ-carrying genes from insects—incites fascinating scifi curiosity (it’s no wonder the Europeans refer to GMOs as “Frankenfoods”), the rate at which under-tested and permanently irreversible genetic modifications charge forward is alarming. The scientific complexities of genetically modified foods are varied. Many consumers are left confused about the process of genetic modification. In short, genetically modified organisms result when a gene is removed from a species of plant or animal—or even created in synthetic form in a lab—and inserted into the cells of another plant or animal. The desired results range from creating freeze-resistant crops (by fusing genes from cold-water fish into tomatoes), pesticide resistant crops (from combining chemical compounds into the proteins of cotton seeds) and even creating non-browning apples, simply for the viewing pleasure of consumers. Sometimes scientists are successful at attempts to alter life forms with no immediately harmful side affects. Other times, entire crops fail, unexpected toxins are created and communities of plants, animals and humans become ill as a result. Monsanto, the company that, prior to its merger with Pharmacia in 2000, created controversial chemicals like Roundup Ready pesticides and even the 20 million gallons of Agent Orange that was dumped on Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, is the usual

suspect for perpetuintroduce geating the expansion netically modified of GMO foods. alfalfa—the fourth However, compalargest crop in the nies like Bayer and United States— Dow are catching to the nation’s up to Monsanto’s agriculture busilevel of commitness. Fears about Squire, left, and Solomon will share their GMO-free ment to genetic cross-pollination thoughts May 6. engineering. from GMO alfalfa Here in Marin, the concern about introto non-GMO crops only scratch the surface ducing GMO crops into our local farms with this food-of-choice for livestock. GMO became less of a threat in 2004 when voters critics say the greater fear is the effects of passed a law prohibiting the cultivation of ge- modified alfalfa on the dairy industry once netically modified foods within the county’s the plant is consumed by dairy cows and borders. Though it is illegal to cultivate the what sort of concerns should there be over crops within the county, GMO seeds can find GMO-contaminated milk. their way into Marin through cross-polli“When you combine large-scale industrial nation and wind patterns. And GMO food farming with corporate power,” says Soloproducts continue to be shipped to Marin’s mon, “the result is an eco-disaster.” grocery stores. Proponents of GMOs argue that the overThe ban on planting and growing GMO whelming benefit is that the food production crops in Marin was preceded by a ban in process can be sped up, providing more food Mendocino County and followed by one in faster for our growing global population. By Trinity County; similar measures failed in genetically modifying seeds to be droughtButte, Lake, Humboldt, San Luis Obispo and and insect-resistant, it is hoped that the new Sonoma counties. breeds of plants can sustain threats to the But ban or no ban—seeds travel and crops, thereby resulting in bountiful harvests plants can be cross-pollinated; GMO for the world to enjoy. concerns are warranted in all farming OOOO communities. OF COURSE, NO one is against provid“Food grows across all sorts of dotted lines ing an abundant supply of edible food and on the map,” says environmental activist eradicating hunger across the globe. But what and 2012 congressional hopeful Norman GMO opponents say isn’t being considered Solomon over lunch at the Pine Cone Diner in Point Reyes Station. “Normally, this sort of are the long-term impacts of the short-term agenda of introducing rarely or under-tested policy would be a tragedy.” foods into the world’s supply—what effect Solomon is preparing for his role as moderator at the May 6 “Symposium on the Food will that have on the health of humans and the environment? Crisis,” a panel discussion at the San Rafael Possibly a big one. Community Center that will pose the quesAn obvious concern with GMOs is tion: “Why and how did corporations start over allergies. If someone is allergic to, for to change the proteins in our food supply?” instance, shellfish, and a gene from a shellfish The symposium’s panel of experts includes is introduced into a vegetable—will that author Jeffrey Smith of the Center for Food vegetable now cause an allergic reaction Safety, Uncertain Peril author Claire Cumto that person? So far all testing of this has mings and Mark Squire of the Non-GMO Project (and better known locally as a partner largely been conducted by the companies creating the GMOs—they say they’ve found in Good Earth Natural Foods). The sympono direct evidence to the transfer of allergens. sium will focus on the health and environ(A 2005 study by the Australian government, mental implications of GMOs. however, found a bean-pea hybrid resulted in One of the hot topics at the symposium an allergic reaction in mice.) may relate to plans currently in the works to


yet on the dinner tableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;also in the works Still other questions abound, not the are proposals to add sugar beets, apples and least of which is the potential for gene grocery aisle items to the list. transfers into the human body, creating And, of course, there are questions of ethics new illnesses that the medical industry is and fairness. not prepared to treat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is lunacy in thinking that you can Genetic-modiďŹ cation critics also point to own the genes in a plant,â&#x20AC;? insists Squire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The dangers of GMO foods beyond merely plant underlying ďŹ&#x201A;aw that exists with corporate lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;some say they have the potential to agriculture is that it is based on control of severely alter entire ecosystems. The USDA nature. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put life in a bottle.â&#x20AC;? is currently set to breed genetically modiďŹ ed With the continuous ďŹ&#x201A;ow of disconcertsalmon at a test site in Ohio. If the approval is ing information about GMO foods and their granted to introduce GMO salmon to water effect on the planet, Solomon and Squire both sources, says Mark Squire, the effects could have hope that if the information reaches be catastrophic for the already endangered enough consumers and farmers, there may be Atlantic salmon and its fresh-water relatives. a shift in how corporate agriculture engages in â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the [GMO] salmon are released,â&#x20AC;? farming practices. Squire said when we â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vibrant organic spoke at his ofďŹ ce at the farming community Good Earth in Fairfax, WHO CONTROLS tends to be small-scale â&#x20AC;&#x153;it would only take 20 OUR FOOD SUPPLY? and they federate generations for all wild The Symposium on the together for positive salmon to have GMO Food Crisis: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why and how did synergy and have supgenes. This would efcorporations start to change port from organizations fectively destroy all wild the proteins in our food suplike Marin Organics salmon.â&#x20AC;? ply?â&#x20AC;? takes place Friday, May 6, and even MALT [Marin And while California 6:30-9:30pm at the San Rafael Agricultural Land farmers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suffering Community Center, 618 B St., Trust],â&#x20AC;? says Solomon. quite the same fate as their San Rafael. $5-$10. For info, call â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest challenge Indian brethren, they are 415/454-9898. [at the local level] is feeling the strainâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;mostto synthesize with the ly a result of proďŹ t drops global movement.â&#x20AC;? in the dairy industryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a lot of people to object beand the introduction of more GMO crops like alfalfa may impact local farmers on a much fore the food industry responds,â&#x20AC;? adds Squire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And there are only ďŹ ve or six [GMO] crops larger scale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farmers have been pushed economi- at this point.â&#x20AC;? Many organizations, such as the Center for cally to their limits,â&#x20AC;? says Squire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are manipulated by big corporations that Food Safety and the Institute for Responsible Technology, are also monitoring the agriculpromise things that could be beneďŹ cial.â&#x20AC;? ture industry and provide readily available, One example, which many concerned up-to-date information about safety and about GMOs are familiar with, is the plight policy issues. Organic food companies have of Canadian canola farmer Percy Schmeiser, whose story was featured in Marin ďŹ lmmaker also initiated labeling of GMO-free products, while advocates push a labeling policy at the Deborah Koons Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2004 documentary local and federal government level so that The Future of Food. Schmeiser was famousconsumers are educated and informed well lyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or infamously, as the case may beâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sued before they reach the check out line. (Their by Monsanto for patent infringement when efforts to regulate labeling of GMO products the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genetically modiďŹ ed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roundup Ready Canolaâ&#x20AC;? plants were found growing have thus far been unsuccessful.) To address these growing concerns and enamid the natural canola on his property. gage in a dialogue about the types of labeling â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monsantoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeds sprouted in his farm,â&#x20AC;? regulations that would inform consumers as says Squire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then they and the federal to whether the snacks on local shelves contain courts demanded that he destroy his crops GMO ingredients is on the agenda for an because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have permission to plant informational meeting next Friday. their patented seeds.â&#x20AC;? (The Canadian SuIn the end, GMO critics insist, it comes preme Court ruled in favor of Monsantoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down to whether or not the local and claim of patent violation, though no monfederal governments should put policies etary damages were awarded.) in place to rein in corporate food and Squire is no stranger to the controversies surrounding GMO foodsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he and his group, agricultural suppliers in order to protect the environment, farmers and ultimately the Non-GMO Project, helped lead the way the safety of our food itself. toward the voter-approved Marin County â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scientists, and politicians for that ban against GMO crops in 2004; a similar matter,â&#x20AC;? says Solomon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;are not any more initiative in Sonoma County failed in 2006. qualiďŹ ed to make moral judgments than â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is very little beneďŹ t to farmers and anyone else. no beneďŹ ts to consumers,â&#x20AC;? says Squire about â&#x20AC;&#x153;And,â&#x20AC;? he stresses, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when corporate power GMOs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only beneďŹ t is to the companies comes inâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the implications are huge.â&#x20AC;? < that hold the patents.â&#x20AC;? 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SPRING FUN FOR ALL Finally itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for spring frolics now that better weather is here. For a family outing that is especially ďŹ ne for younger kids (and the kid in all of us), Marin Agricultural Land Trust has scheduled Windrush Farm Family Day on May 7 (10:30am-1pm), a visit to Mimi Luebbermannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chileno Valley property. She raises sheep for their wool along with llamas, cows and goats. Visitors can play with the lambs, look for tadpoles in the pond and make bracelets from homespun yarn. Bring a picnic to go with homemade bread, butter and jam. Cost is $20, $10 for children, $55 for a family of four or more. Preregistration is mandatory; go to www. malt.org... Also on May 7, pioneering Hispanic winemakers in Sonoma will celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Robledo Family Winery (noon-3pm). Mexican foods will be served with award-winning wines and there will be live entertainment throughout the event. Cost is $40 per person, attendance by reservation only, at 707/939-6903. PLEASE THAT PALATE Which wines go best with the beautiful foods of spring? Learn by tasting prime examples May 4 when Ziggy Eschlimanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;known on her radio show and in her ďŹ eld as Ziggy the Wine Galâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;joins forces with chef Christopher Greenwald (Bay Laurel Culinary), for an evening of fun at the Next Key Center in Novato. The interactive demo class will pair wines from Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen with ingredients from the Benzigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; farm (both dedicated to biodynamic production). Greenwald, former executive chef at Iron Horse Vineyards, will prepare a four-course meal that will include seasonal dishes like California sea bass ceviche, grilled leg of lamb with new garden vegetables, and a dessert of Meyer lemon panna cotta with strawberries. Cost is $49 for the full meal plus wine tasting. All proceeds beneďŹ t shelter and job-training programs at Homeward Bound of Marin. Reserve at Fresh Starts Culinary Academy, www.hbofm.org. ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALL ABOUT MOM TODAY Only you know the best way to make a fuss over the woman in your life to be honored on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day (May 8). Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no onesize-ďŹ ts-all answerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but the following suggestions might help you decide where to make reservations. Celebrating alfresco is a ďŹ ne way to enjoy the occasion. Happily, San Anselmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appart Resto will open its sidewalk terrace for the day when special egg dishes and pain perdu with berry compote will be added to the usual lunch menu

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of French dishes. Hours will be 10:30am4pm; reserve at 415/256-9884... A classic American Sunday brunch will be available at Hilltop 1892, the Novato landmark restaurant with views of northern Marin that reopened last year with an expansive interior and drinks to match. Service starts at 10am; look for familiar comfort food like four kinds of egg Benedict, short rib hash, chicken chilaquiles, a lot of pastries, sandwiches and salads (415/893-1892)... Flowers, herbs and native plants provide the outdoor setting for the Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea and Tour at Allstar Organics in Lagunitas (1:30-3:30pm) where owners Janet Brown and Marty Jacobsen will serve homemade tea with Brickmaiden cookies, and each mama will receive a spring bouquet to take home. Sponsored by Marin Organic, cost is $40 ($34 for members); reserve at www. marinorganic.org. TAKING IT TO THE STREETS This weekend marks the beginning of outdoor food events, most of them ďŹ ne for all age groups. May 1 is the date for two festivals featuring international treats. Up in Calistoga (11am-4pm) a Tamale Festival in Pioneer Park will have vendors offering homemade food and beverages for sale; this is a beneďŹ t for Calistoga Family Center and Casa de la Cultura. Information: www.calistogafamilycenter.org... San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual Noodle Fest (1-5pm) will bring fans of Italian pasta and Asian noodles to Grant Avenue where 30 restaurants from Chinatown and North Beach will serve up pasta and noodles. There will be plenty of drinks, live music for dancing and noodle-making demos by chefs. Admission is $20; details at www. chinatowncdc.org. < Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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›› MUSIC

There’s always room for cello Marin Symphony to Dvorak and conquer with Zuill Bailey by G r e g Cahill

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t’s very interesting that if you walk has slipped into the musical mainstream— into any of these historic musicians’ Brahms’ popular “Lullaby” closes the new homes, like the home of [cellist] Bailey CD. Janos Starker and so forth, there’s always a Bailey will perform an all-Brahms picture of Brahms on the wall,” says classical chamber-music program May 2 at Yoshi’s music star Zuill Bailey, who has a hit record- nightclub in San Francisco. ing of works by Johannes Brahms for cello And while Brahms will be on the proand piano. gram when Bailey joins “I have one on my wall, the Marin Symphony this too—it’s the one you see week (Brahms Symphony COMING SOON on the back jacket of the No. 1), the star cellist will Zuill Bailey performs May CD as he is overlooking be sitting that number out. 1 and 3 at 7:30pm with the [pianist] Awadagin [Pratt] He’ll need the rest— Marin Symphony at the and myself. he’ll be performing DvoMarin Center in San Rafael. “He’s one of those rak’s epic Cello Concerto, a Tickets are $29-$70. composers who really just considerable workout. 415/499-6800. brings it out.” “The Dvorak is the It’s been 114 years since torch, the greatest thing the death of Brahms, who we have for cello and brought the Romantic era to its zenith, and orchestra,” says Bailey during an interview the music of this German composer continfrom his home in El Paso, where he works ues to captivate not only classical audiences, as a cello professor at the University of Texas but those for whom his music has become and serves as music director of the El Paso the soundtrack of the modern world. Pro Musica Chamber Music Festival. He In fact, Bailey points out, Brahms is one first performed the Dvorak concerto in 1987 of the few classical composers whose music and recently recorded it in concert with the

Indianapolis Symphony for an upcoming CD. “It is the gala event. It’s the most celebrated piece in all of the cello literature and one of the most celebrated concertos for any instrument. It really gives everyone [in the orchestra] a moment to shine. It is a great symphony with a wonderful cello feature in it, so the conductor is creating this wonderful sound world and guiding solo French horn, solo flute, solo viola and solo oboe; the concertmaster has a solo, the cello section gets a chance to shine, and that’s before the cello soloist even comes in.” And then there’s the emotional sweep. “Dvorak wrote that piece under duress—he was venting out of his system a lot of emotion at a time in his life when at the Cellist Zuill Bailey doesn’t fret the small stuff. height of his powers the longtime love of his life was dying,” he says. “He started rewriting the work to weave in the tunes, the songs, that they shared. The end is very much a kind of dying sequence, but also an ascension into heaven. And the whole first movement is just a triumphant charge forward in celebration. It has everything in it. “If you don’t know any of that [background], for an audience member, it’s still a tremendous experience. But if you know that background, you understand that it’s a different experience each time the performers play it. “You walk out and you sit down and there’s so much inspiration and so many different avenues one can go as a player that you really go with the moment and let that vibe lead you.” And how does Bailey feel at the end of the performance? “It’s different each time,” he says. “I feel exhilarated. I feel completely pummeled because of what we’ve just done. I feel elated because you’ve lived a life, you’ve lived a whole experience through this work, and you’ve shared it with a massive group of people. “Every time I play it, I hear and see and feel something I’ve never experienced in that piece before. And every time I finish, I can’t wait to do it again.” < String Greg along at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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›› TALKiNG PiCTURES

Blame it on ‘Rio’ Teatro ZinZanni star brought to tears by latest cute-critters cartoon... by Davi d Te mp l e ton

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’m a sucker for movies where done movies, I’ve done a lot of work animals talk,” says actress Chris- onstage—but nothing can train you for tine Deaver, sipping a latte at a ZinZanni till you’ve done ZinZanni!” San Francisco coffee shop. “I don’t care Though the show keeps her busy, with if it’s animation, or dogs with peanut numerous performances a week, somebutter in their mouths going glom-glomtimes two in one day, Deaver found time glom as someone dubs in their voice. to see the new 3-D animated musical I’m such a sucker for all of that, because Rio, in which Jesse Eisenberg and Anne when it comes to animals, I get very senHathaway voice a pair of rare Brazilian timental. I actually cried in this movie. birds—he a domesticated blue macaw “Yes! Rio made me cry!” who’s forgotten how to fly, and she a Deaver is accustomed to crying in the recently captured macaw who finds theater, though in most cases she’s the herself inconveniently chained to the one onstage—and it’s the audiences cry- flightless fellow as they attempt to escape ing, with laughter, the clutches of evil while she brings poachers. her over-the-top Those poachers, comic creations to Deaver says, are life as part of Tepart of what made atro ZinZanni. For her so emotional. seven years, Deaver “It was all those has been a member animals in peril,” of the ZinZanni she laughs. “So yes, company, performI was sitting there ing at the nonprofit crying in the dark, organization’s Sehiding my tears attle-based venue, behind my 3-D as well as in San glasses, thinking, Francisco, where ‘Am I really crying? shows take place This is so embarin the conspicuous It was the ‘animals in peril’ aspect of the film that left rassing.’ But there Deaver weeping in the dark. circus tent along was so much to love the Embarcadero. Currently, Deaver is in this movie! The opening scene was like appearing in ZinZanni’s Too Caliente To straight out of the Enchanted Tiki Room Handle, the insanely popular dinner-and- at Disneyland! I really enjoyed it— a-show production she co-wrote with fel- though I do have a few... um, issues.” low ZinZanni veteran and current co-star “Issues?” I reply. “Excellent. Tell me Robert Lopez. In Caliente, Deaver plays more.” the company’s dishwasher Tres, who leads “Well, there’s been this trend over the the other backstage and kitchen workers last 10 years or so, maybe more,” she says, in an “up with the people” revolt against “in animated films, where all the voices real estate developers athave to be celebrities. tempting to shut down Someone must think the the show. Throughout the LAUGH TILL YOU CRY parents want celebrities, evening, as audience mem- Too Caliente to Handle runs because you know it’s not bers enjoy a five-course Wednesday-Sunday through the kids going, ‘Mom, I meal, Deaver & Co. turn June 19 in the big Teatro Zinreally want to see Herthe motley band of cooks, Zanni tent on Pier 28 in San cules, ’cause I just have janitors and waiters into a Francisco. For information, call to hear Brad Pitt’s vocal team of high-flying, jug- 415/438-2668 or visit www. stylings!’” Deaver laughs, gling, singing and danc- love.zinzanni.org. adding, “Was that Brad ing dynamos, fulfilling her Pitt in Hercules?” own lifelong dream of be“Actually, he was in the coming the singing sister animated Sinbad,” I rein a Latin Donny and Marie act with her mark, “which, by the way, totally tanked.” brother Cinco (Lopez). “So,” she says, “it didn’t really matter “I love Teatro ZinZanni!” Deaver says. that Brad Pitt was in Sinbad! That’s my “It’s a totally new chapter in my perforpoint. But here’s why it bugs me, though mance work! I’m from the theater, I got this is probably just the hard-working, my MFA in acting, I’ve done TV, I’ve middle-class actor in me talking. I have a

Deaver, right, is disgusted by how celebrities will do practically anything for attention.

lot of friends in the business, who make their living as voice-over artists—or who attempt to make a living at it. And they lose out on a lot of jobs they might once have gotten because now the producers want celebrities to do all the voices in animated films. I get it, with the big-budget action movies where you have to have Will Smith or Bruce Willis, but can’t we just let the middle-class actors keep the animated films as their own turf? “Let the famous people have the movies and the TV series and the car commercials, and let animated movies be the Unknown Actor area. Is that too much to

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ask, to at least let the unknowns make a little bit of a living in a field where being unknown actually makes sense, because you’re the voice of an animated parrot?” “I agree, though sometimes having a Robin Williams as the voice of your genie really is a draw,” I suggest. “That said, I think history has proven it’s not necessary to have a famous name in your movie for an animated film to be successful. I mean, one of the most beloved animated films of the last 20 years is Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, and does anyone know who did the voice of the Beast?” “Who was the Beast?” Deaver asks. “It was Robbie Benson.” “Robbie Benson!” she exclaims, her voice becomes all soft and squishy, the way people do when they say things like “puppy dog” and “bunny rabbit.” Robbie Benson was, of course, once the hottest actor in Hollywood, with a string of ’70s hits that included Ode to Billy Joe, Ice Castles, Tribute and The Chosen, though by the time he did the voice of the Beast, in 1991, he was already mostly a distant memory. “I really do think it’s not good,” she continues, “this whole celebrity voice thing. Our culture is addicted to celebrities. We’re now so completely celebrity obsessed that pretty soon, we’ll even want celebrities to deliver our mail! “Actually,” Deaver laughs again, “maybe that would be good for Robbie Benson. I think he probably needs a gig right now.” <

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â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, APRIL 29 The Royal Wedding Really? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2am.You either need TIVO or â&#x20AC;&#x153;help.â&#x20AC;? Fox. 2am. The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty This is the highlights reel. Look for the amateur outtakes on YouTube by tomorrow. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to wait a week or so for the porn version,â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kate and William: The Royal Bedding.â&#x20AC;? CBS. 8pm. The Tonight Show Is Rob Lowe the last surviving Brat Packer or are the rest in hiding? NBC. 11:35pm. SATURDAY, APRIL 30 Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley What do boxers do at

The worst of times. Saturday, 8pm.

fight camp? Roast marshmallows? Tell ghost stories? Sew lead pellets into their gloves in leather shop? CBS. 8pm. Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif romances Julie Christie in an epic love story set against the sweeping expanse of the Russian revolutionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which apparently was not as much fun as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been led to believe. (1967) KQED. 8pm. The Royal Wedding: The Encore and More This is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;enough alreadyâ&#x20AC;? segment. TLC. 8pm. Guys â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Divas: Battle of the High School Musicals There may be a reason this is on the gay network.Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just sayinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. LOGO. 8pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 Red Eye A woman on a transcontinental flight is cornered by her seatmate who threatens to kill her father if she does not assist in the assassination of a government official. And then it gets really badâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the in-flight movie is a Kevin Costner film. (2005) TNT. 6:30pm. Dateline NBC The story of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tylerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s descent from rock god to American Idol judge. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough to make you nostalgic for the days when rock stars had the decency to die young. NBC. 7pm. Undercover Boss The UC Riverside chancellor goes undercover on campus. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun for a while, but then he gets blacklisted during fraternity rush and loses the beer pong tournament. CBS. 9pm. MONDAY, MAY 2 Rambo III See! Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;easy, a lark really. (1988) Spike TV. 9pm. And Baby Will Fall A husband and wife become suspects in the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was last seen at their yard sale.They probably lured her in with a good price on a Diaper Genie. (2011) Lifetime. 9pm.

by Rick Polito

The Tonight Show Donny and Marie got a day pass from the Osmond family compound in remote Utah. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been seen together since Marieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public spat with Donnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth sister wife. NBC. 11:35pm.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 Repo Games This new reality show follows a pair of repo men who allow people to keep their cars if they answers trivia questions correctly. We heard the GOP health plan has a similar test for granting organ transplants, except it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter how many questions you get right. Spike TV. 7pm. Hogs Gone Wild Tonight, the wild hogs are rampaging on a golf course. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken all the good tee times. Discovery Channel. 10pm. 16 and Pregnant This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teen mom is a straight-A student. Maybe she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taken biology yet. MTV. 10pm. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 The Day the Earth Stood Still With Keanu Reeves, the earth isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only thing that stands still. He hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed his facial expression since Bill and Ted. (2008) FX. 7:30pm. Minute to Win It A special Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day episode has mothers and daughters competing as teams.This is good experience for when the daughter gets married and they need to work together making the same man miserable. NBC. 9pm.

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THURSDAY, MAY 6 Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler Most of it was devoted to getting his fantasy football picks right. KQED. 8:50pm. 1 Girl, 5 Gays This is basically what every single woman in San Francisco is saying. LOGO. 11pm. < Critique That TV Guy at letters@paciďŹ csun.com.

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›› MOViES

Friday April 29 -Thursday May 5

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Direct from Milan, it’s Mozart’s magnificent ‘Magic Flute,’ screening Thursday at the Rafael.

African Cats (1:29) Anthropomorphic Disney documentary looks at the lives and loves of some cuddly savanna-bred lions and cheetahs. 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 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 But Film Is My Mistress (1:30) Insightful look at the life and work of Ingmar Bergman features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Bernardo Bertolucci and other fans. 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 Fast Five (2:10) The fossil fuel-burnin’ desperadoes are back and facing certain death in sexy Rio de Janeiro; Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson costar, of course. O The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (1:30) Morgan (“Super Size Me”) Spurlock explores the wonderful world of product placement-financed filmmaking. 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 Hoodwinked Too! (1:31) Sequel to the 2006 fairy tale reboot finds Red Riding Hood teaming up with her former nemesis The Wolf to track down Hansel and Gretel. 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 Jane Eyre Adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel about a young woman’s inO

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fatuation 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 bottomdrawer ambulance chaser who gets more than he bargained for when he takes on the case of a wealthy playboy accused of murder. O The Magic Flute (3:00) Dazzling production of Mozart’s effervescent opera employs shadow imagery, Milan’s fabled La Scala theater, hand-drawn charcoal animation and Wolfgang’s soaring music. O The Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore (3:30) Verdi’s unbridled, over-the-top, richly melodic masterpiece is presented live from New York in big-screen high definition. 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 The Princess of Montpensier (2:19) Bertrand Tavernier’s sexy bodice-ripper stars Melanie Thierry as a 16th century French aristocrat with an intoxicating effect on king and commoner alike. O Prom (1:43) A group of obsessed teens prepare for The Greatest Night of Their Lives. 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 Thor (2:10) The Marvel Comics Nordic god/superhero finds himself in a 3D movie with Natalie Portman! O Trust (1:37) Drama about an Internet stalker, his teenage victim and her vengeful, obsessive dad; Clive Owen and Catherine Keener costar. O Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (1:45) The rambunctious old grandma is back and doing her damnedest to whip her dysfunctional family into shape. O Water for Elephants (2:00) Sara Gruen’s novel about a Depression-strapped veterinarian who runs off and joins the circus becomes a romantic tete-a-tete for Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. 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. <

›› MOViE TiMES African Cats (G) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:30, 10 Sat-Sun 11:50, 2:35, 5:15, 7:30, 10 Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:30, 2:45, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50, 9 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50 Arthur (2011) (PG-13) +1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri- Wed 11:45, 2:15, 5:05, 7:35, 10:25 Bill Cunningham New York (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 4:30 Sun 2:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 4 Tue 2 NBut Film Is My Mistress (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (with short subject “Images from the Playground”; filmmaker Stig Björkman in person) The Conspirator (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:55 Sun 1:10, 4:05, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7 Fast Five (PG-13) Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 1, 4, 7, 10 Thu 1, 4, 7 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:30, 12:20, 1:10, 2:30, 3:20, 4:10, 5:30, 6:20, 7:10, 8:30, 9:20, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 SunThu 12:50, 3:50, 6:45 NThe Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05 Sun 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Hanna (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10 Sun 11:05, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20 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-Wed 4:55, 7:30 NHoodwinked Too! (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:25; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 3:55, 6, 8:05, 10:15 Hop (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:25, 4:45,

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7:05, 9:35 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:05, 2:35, 5:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50 I Am (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 5, 7, 9 Sat 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Sun 1, 3, 5 Mon-Wed 7, 9 In a Better World (R) CinéArts at Marin: Fri 7:10 Sat-Sun 1:50, 7:10 Mon-Thu 7:40 Jane Eyre (2011) (PG-13) +++1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:30, 9:55 Sun 4:30 Mon-Thu 5 Limitless (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 4:30, 10:20 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 1:30, 7:20 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8:30 Sun 6:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 8 NThe Magic Flute (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 NThe Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 10am CinéArts at Marin: Sat 10am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 10am Lark Theater: Sat 10am Sun 11am Potiche (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sun 4:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 6:30 NThe Princess of Montpensier (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 NProm (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12, 2:40, 5:25, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:55, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 9:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10 Rio (PG) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 7:40, 10:15 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:20, 5:20, 7:40, 10:15 Mon-Thu 7, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:25, 3, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 11:35, 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 4:45, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 7:20 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 Mon-Thu 4:30, 6:50 Scream 4 (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 10 Soul Surfer (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Source Code (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:55, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 7:45, 10:05 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSat 7:15, 9:35 Sun-Thu 7:15 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 6:30 Sun 4:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 6 Tue 4 NThor (PG-13) Century Cinema: Thu 11:59pm Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Trust (R) Rafael Film Center: 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 8:45 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Water for Elephants (PG-13) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Century Regency 6: Fri 11:45, 1:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:15, 8:45, 10:15 Sun 11:45, 1:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 1, 4, 7:05, 9:55 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:25 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4, 6:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:40, 9:20 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:20 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:40 MonThu 4, 6:40 Win Win (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7, 9:35 Sat 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:35 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:30 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7

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

›› THEATERS CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 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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SUNDiAL Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin

F R I D AY A P R I L 2 9 — F R I D AY M AY 6 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

The Psychedelic Furs will sing, sing, sing like it’s 1981 all over again May 5 at the Uptown Theatre.

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

Live music 04/10: Chris Hanlin Original acoustic. 3-6pm. Free. Hopmonk Tavern Sonoma, 691 Broadway, Sonoma. www.hopmonk.com 04/29: Los Pinguos Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajón (box-drum) and vocals. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

04/29: Mwanza Furaha and The Professionals With Jef Labes, piano/vocals; Si Perkoff, piano; Wayne Colyer, saxophone; Michael J. Ilnicki, drums; Julie Egger, violin; Kurt Huget, guitar. 6:30-9:30pm. Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy. , San Rafael. 419-5739. www.mwanzafuraha.com 04/29: New Rising Sons Rock. Rancho debut. With Boudeeka 8:30pm. $10 . Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/29: Ozomatli Urban Latino hip-hop funk fusion. 8pm. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. (707) 259-0123. www.uptowntheatrenapa.com 04/29: Paul Robinson and Al Chan Acoustic favorites. 7-10pm. Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com

04/29: The Fundamentals, David M’ore Band Soul. Blues/rock. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 04/30: Doc Kraft Dance Band Dance music. 8:30pm-1:30am. $8. The Seahorse Restaurant &

Nightclub, 305 Harbor Dr. Gate 5 , Sausalito. 601-7858 . www.sausalitoseahorse.com 04/30: Eugene Huggins Blues/rock. 7-10pm. $10 min in dining room, Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1512. www.saylorsrestaurantandbar.com 04/30: Fantasia, Flanelhed Marin Artists International Network rock showcase. 8pm. No cover. 4th Street Tavern, 711 4th St., San Rafael. 339-1378. www.marinartists.net

04/30: Johnny Allair’s Documentary Celebration Rock. 8:30pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 04/30: Thunder Road Blue Star Music Camps event. KNBR DJ Paulie Mac hosts. 8pm. $35-45. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

04/30: Valley Visions Face to Face Fiesta Classic West Marin event featuring appetizers from the Two Bird Café, barbecue and live music with Pocket Change. 5:30-11pm. $50-60. Dickson Ranch, 182 San Geronimo Valley Rd, Woodacre. 488-4118 ext 235. www.leap4education.org 04/30: Wall Street Multi-ethnic dance music. Benefit for the HeadsUp Foundation and San Rafael School District. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 05/01: Beso Negro Original gypsy swing. 5-8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

BEST BET Anarchy in the dukkha With his first book, Dharma Punx, NOAH LEVINE led readers through a chronicled transition from angsty, inked-up and rebellious punk kid to an enlightened, Dalai Lama-lovin’ spiritual mentor. Levine did not trade in the punk music, tattoos and drive to conquer the injustices of the world for purple velvet robes and a sage garden, however. He has managed to merge his punk-rock lifestyle with his Buddhist Vipassana meditation practice, reassuring spiritually inclined Gen Xers that it is indeed possible to live in both worlds simultaneously. A teacher trained by Buddhist Jack Kornfield at Marin’s Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Levine returns to Marin with a new book. The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha’s Radical The inevitable fusion of Siddhartha Teachings on Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kind- and Sid Vicious. ness is meant to serve as a tool to creating a life of compassion. Bring your punk-loving, compassionate selves to join Levine for an afternoon of words and wisdom, Sunday, May 1, at 2pm at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Free (book is $15.99). 415/927-0960.—Dani Burlison

05/01: Lester Chambers Blues Revue Soul/ blues. 2-6pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

05/05: Amber Morris 2011 Student Showcase Local voice coach presents an annual showcase of teen singers featuring an all-star band. 8pm. $20-25. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

05/05: Band of Wives Live Band Karaoke Dude, you’re in the band. Join the Jimmy Dillon Band and create positive support for a great cause. All proceeds go to the Center for Reproductive Rights. www.abandofwives.com. 8pm. $100, general admission 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 05/05: Lady D Jazz Thursdays. With Alex Markels, guitar and Jack Prendergast, bass. 9-11pm. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Novato, 1535 S. Novato Blvd, Novato. 878-4977. www.ghiringhellisnovato.com 05/05: Lonestar Retrobates West Coast Jazz/ Western Swing Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Sausalito. 497-0671. www.presidioyachtclub.org 05/05: Psychedelic Furs Rock. 8pm. Uptown Theatre. (707) 259-0123. www.uptowntheatrenapa.com 05/06: Greg Lamboy S.F. singer/songwriter. 6-8pm. Free. Hopmonk Tavern, 691 Broadway, Sonoma. www.hopmonk.com 05/06: Metal Shop, Gray Coats 80s hair rock. 9pm. $7-10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 05/06: Tommy Castro Band Blues/rock. 8:3011:30pm. $15-20. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

Concerts 04/29: Marin Girls Chorus Spring Concert “Spring Forth Into Song.” Season celebration with the Fresco, Giocoso, Arioso and Bel Canto choirs. 7-8:45pm. $10-20. College of Marin, Main Theatre, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 8277335. www.marinchorus.org

04/30: ChantWave with Michael Stillwater and Special Guests Community singing celebration combines music, song, chant, spoken word and silence to honor and nurture our connected spirits. 7:30-10pm. $20. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 884-2828. www.innerharmony.com

05/01 and 03: Marin Symphony with cellist Zuill Bailey Program includes Magnum Opus Commissioned “Mithra,” by Behzad Ranjbaran, Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto” and Brahms’“First Symphony.” 7:30pm. $29-70, students half price. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marinsymphony.org

05/01: Marin Music Chest Annual Recital Solo performances on piano, violin, viola, flute and clarinet performed by student musicians honored with 2011 Marin Music Chest scholarships. 2:304:30pm. Free. San Domenico School Hall of the Arts, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 479-2314 . www.marinmusicchest.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 04/30: All About Tango An evening of dance, music and culture performed by members of the Marin Argentine tango community. Proceeds benefit Social Dance Cultures, a nonprofit. Introductory dance class at 7pm. 7-11pm. $25-30. Bay West Ballroom, 1133 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. (800) 838-3006 . www.socialdancecultures.org Tuesdays: World Dance Class Join Monica Caldwell St-John for a high energy cardio blast featuring cool moves and hot grooves from around the globe. All ages and levels empowered. 9-10am. $15, drop in. Women’s Fitness Center & Spa, 2088 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 457-1693.

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Theater/Auditions ‘Dogs! It’s the Musical!’ Silver Moon Theatre presents a musical story of the Day Dogs, the pampered pets, and the Night Dogs, homeless strays. Performance dates are April 15-17,23 and 29-30, May 1,6,-8 and 13-15. 8pm. $20. Andrews Hall, SCC, 276 East Napa St., Sonoma. (707) 548-6587. www.silvermoontheatre.org

05/01:‘Tiffany Box; A Love Remembered’ Uplifting true story that celebrates the close bond formed between mother and daughter. Kathleen Buckstaff, a writer by profession, recounts the raw, honest and often humorous account of reversed roles. She now must “mother” her mother while Mother battles cancer. 1:30-4:30pm. $75. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 308-4448. www.rossvalleyplayers.com Through 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. 7:30pm. $12. The Playhouse in San Anselmo, 27 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo. 453-0199. www.marilynizdebskiproductions.com

Through 05/08: Spring 2011 Fringe of Marin Festival For its 27th season, new Bay Area short one-acts and solos will be performed to vie for Bay Area Theatre Critics Jury Award. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm. $5-8. Meadowlands Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 673-3131 . www.fringe of marin.com

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Art 04/29-06/17:‘Art and Pleasure’ Susan Danis, assemblage art. Livia Stein, paintings. Receptions 5-8pm on May 13 and June 10. 10am-5pm. Free Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

04/29: 2011 Marin Arts Open Studios Gallery Featuring artworks from each participating Marin Arts 2011 Open Studios artist. Pick up free 2011 Tour Guide and visit artists open studios in Marin. 11am-6pm. Free . Marin Arts Gallery , 906 4th St., San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org

04/30:‘9th Annual Artists of Issaquah Art Show’ Resident artists from the floating homes community will be showing fused glass, multimedia work, paintings, photography and sculpture. 11am-5pm. Free. Waldo Point Harbor, Issaquah Dock, Waldo Point Harbor, Sausalito. 272-1543. :www.artistsofissaquah.com encourages the practice of creativity for artists and non-artists alike. 10am-2pm. $28-34. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org 05/01: First Sunday Open Studios As many as 40 artists host open studios the first Sunday of every month from 11am-4pm. Free. Novato Arts Center, 500 and 501 Palm Dr., Novato. 472-4628. www.novatoartscenter.org

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05/01: Monoprinting with Cayen Robertson Classes are held the first Sunday of each month and feature instruction in techniques as well as the opportunity to explore monoprinting on your own. 10am-2pm. $32-40, plus $5 materials fee. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org

Through 05/02: May Madness seeks art cars Art cars are invited to participate in the 24th annual May Madness, May 7, on Fourth Street in San Rafael. Visit www.downtownsanrafael.org for application. Fourth St., Between C and 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 05/21: Altered Book Show/Silent Auction 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

Talks/Lectures 05/03: Marin United Taxpayers Association Former Marin County Supervisor Denis Rice will discuss how his county pension reform plan during his tenure might be applied to the current pension problems facing most public entities today. 6:307:30pm. Free. Community Room at Northgate Mall, 5800 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 488-9273. www.marintax.org 05/04: Balenciaga and Spain Julia Geist presents an illustrated talk on the designer who created day dresses of deceiving simplicity and evening gowns of staggering extravagance, now on display at the de Young Museum. 1-2pm. Free. San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 485-3321. 05/04: The Art of Negotiation Director of the Marin County Department of Public Works Farhad Mansourian will talk on how to negotiate success-


fully in daily interactions. Hosted by Standing Orations Toastmasters Club. Refreshments. Noon-1pm. Free. Board of Supervisors Chambers, Marin County Civic Center , Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. 507-2932. www.standingorations.freetoasthost.org

05/05: Intro to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Carol Himaka will present a three-part lecture series on the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism on consecutive Thursdays. 7:30-9:30pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-1173. www.buddhisttempleofmarin.org

Readings 04/29: Kelly Coyne and Eric Knutzen Coyne and Knutzen present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 04/30: Arthur Blaustein Blaustein discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport.â&#x20AC;? Learn how to get in the volunteer game with this collection of more than 200 community service opportunities and experiences. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/01: Lisa Catherine Harper Harper talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/01: Noah Levine Levine presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Radical Teachings on Forgiveness.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/02: David Downie The author talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiet Corners of Rome,â&#x20AC;? with more than 60 of the most beautiful, tranquil places in the Eternal City, and Paris, Paris, 31 short prose sketches of daily life in the City of Light. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/03: Robert Rowland Smith Smith presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driving With Plato.â&#x20AC;? Smith offers the natural offspring of his last book Breakfast with Socrates, expanding the â&#x20AC;&#x153;day in a lifeâ&#x20AC;? concept to life as a whole. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/04:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Animals We Have Lovedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Barbara Abercrombie, Jacqueline Winspear, and other contributors present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/04: Francine Prose Prose discusses her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;My New American Life.â&#x20AC;? Set in the aftermath of 9/11, this work offers a darkly humorous, bitingly real portrait of a particular moment in our history. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/05: Ciji Ware The author discusses her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Race to Splendor.â&#x20AC;? Inspired by female architect Julia Morgan, this is the riveting tale of a race against time to rebuild two luxury hotels after the 1906 quake. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

05/05: Katie Crouch Literary Luncheon Book Passage hosted mother-daughter luncheon catered by Insalataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant with Katie Crouch discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Men and Dogs and The Magnolia League.â&#x20AC;? Noon. $55, includes lunch and an autographed copy of the book Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960, ext 1. www.bookpassage.com 05/05: Scott Gummer The author talks about his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents Behaving Badly.â&#x20AC;? Gummer presents an uproarious, surprising, and poignant satire of American suburbia and youth sports gone wild. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/06: Alison Owings Owings talks about

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans.â&#x20AC;? Oral history documents what Native Americans say about themselves, their daily lives and the world around them. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/06: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman The author discusses her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broken Promises.â&#x20AC;? In 1861, Charles Francis Adams, son of deceased president John Quincy Adams, embarks for England on a spy mission for Abraham Lincoln. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

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05/03: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mmigrants: Why We Comeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Free documentary film in which Canal District immigrants tell their own stories in heartbreaking detail. Film makers will be present to discuss details. 7-9pm. Free. Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 488-9037. www.dfa-marin.com 05/04:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Happy: The Movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Osher Marin JCC presents this screening with Academy Award nominated Director Roko Belic and special guest Michael Pritchard to speak. 7-10pm. $10. Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

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04/29: Marin County Community Garden Summit UC Cooperative Extension-Marin highlights Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community gardens, and the possibilities for the future. 8:30am-2:30pm. $5, donation requested Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal St. , San Rafael. 971-1788. www.ucanr.org/sites/ MarinMG

04/30: Fingerstyle Techniques for Blues and Slide Guitar David Hamburger, author of the acclaimed Acoustic Guitar Method, comes to San Anselmo with a deep bag of guitar techniques and tricks to share in this 3-hour workshop. 2-5pm. $65. String Letter Music School, 55 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 485-6946 ex. 600. www.stringlettermusicschool.com

04/30: Gold Fever: How the Gold Rush Forever Changed SF Bay In 1848 gold was discovered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, luring people by the thousands to California. Join Ranger Tammi to find out how this event changed San Francisco Bay forever. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 3323871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/index.html 05/01: Jerusalem Merketplace 24 A.D. Come take in the sights, sounds and tastes of a busy marketplace in Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; time. There will be authentic food, crafts, dancing and games for all ages. Noon1:30pm. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4456. www.mtumc.org

05/02: Maine 2 Marin: Close the Death Chamber Call on Governor Jerry Brown and Judge Jeremy Fogel to close the death chamber at San Quentin Prison and abolish the death penalty here in California. 5-7pm. Free. West Gate - San Quentin Prison, E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., just east of U.S. Highway 101, San Quentin. 233-2049. www.katrinasdream.org/torture-no-prisoners/educational-events 05/03: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster, Rick Tosh, for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com 05/03: Italian Speaking Social Dinner Come

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join us for this “Italian Speaking Social Dinner” at Piazza D’ Angelo. Meet and network with local Italian expats and culture lovers at their monthly social meetup. 6-10pm. $40. Ristorante Piazza D’Angelo, 22 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 420-4622. www.meetup.com/ Marin-Italian-Speaking-Group/events/17290880/

05/03: Novato Farmers Market - Opening Day 2011 season opening. Runs May through September. The Novato Farmers Market is a fun place to be on Tuesday evenings. 4-8pm. Free. Grant Ave, 850 Grant Ave., Novato. 472-6100. www.agriculturalinstitute.org

05/04: Fairfax Farmers Market - Opening Day 2011 season openeing market. What the Wednesday Fairfax Farmers Market lacks in size it makes up for in charm and diversity. Market runs May through September. 4-8pm. Free. Bolinas Park, 124 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 472-6100. www.agriculturalinstitute.org 05/05: Honor Thy Healer 12th annual breast cancer awards ceremony and benefit dinner recognizing local healers/heros who have a profound commitment to helping those affected by breast cancer. 6-9pm. $135. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 507-1949 x 102. www.zerobreastcancer.org 05/05: Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Elder Don Frew, Wiccan Priest; Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Reform Jewish Rabbi; and Rev. Carol Himaka, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Minister share prayer traditions from their faith. 8-10am. $20-40. Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon. 456 6957. www.marinifc.org

05/05: Sustainable Novato General Meeting Sustainable Novato’s first general meeting of 2011 will include special speaker Stephen Bushnell of Fireman’s Fund Insurance. RSVP to info<\@>sustainablenovato.org. Donations requested. 6-9pm. Rickey’s Restaurant, Inn Marin, Novato. 897-0907. www.sustainablenovato.org

05/06:“In Celebration of Mothers” Fundraising Luncheon In Celebration of Mothers is special day of recognition, offering the opportunity for women and men to honor their mothers, to celebrate Center for Domestic Peace’s 32 years of services and commitment. 11am-2pm. $75. Embassy Suites, 110 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael. 457-2464. www.centerfordomesticpeace.org

Kid Stuff 04/30: Creatures of the Deep: SF Bay Ranger Thomas help you discover the mysterious world beneath the waters of SF Bay and learn about the creatures that live in the largest estuary on America’s west coast. Noon-1pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/index.html 04/30: Mary Lamia Special for kids and parents. The author talks about “Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings.” This book is chock-full of cool psychology and real-life stories from kids 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/01: Mark Kurlansky Kurlansky presents “World Without Fish.” Kurlansky, author of the award-winning bestseller “Cod,” offers a riveting new book for kids about what’s happening to fish, the oceans, and our environment. 4pm. Free Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/03: Zumbatomic: Zumba for Kids Rockin’, high-energy fitness parties with the music kids love with instructor Rachel Hubbard. 4:305:45pm. $10-12, drop-in. Body by X, 5768 Paradise Dr., Suite J, Corte Madera. 302-8479. www.thezumbagroove.com 05/04: GreenPlay Weekly nature education classes for 6-11 year old children on Wednesdays in Tiburon. Join the 8-week session (April 6 - June 1) or drop in as you like. 3:30-5pm. $25 per class/$160 24 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2011

per session Richardson Bay Audubon Center, 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon. 264-2828. www.maringreenplay.com Melita Morales Morales talks about “Jam & Honey” in which a little girl is on her way to gather berries to make jam and a little bee is on its way to gather nectar to make honey for her honeycomb. 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 04/30: 15th Annual Ridge to Bridge Start times vary from 5:30 am to 11am. Hike or ride Ridge to Bridge in Marin County. Hikes, mountain bike and equestrians rides with spectacular views throughout the day. 5:30am-7pm. Hikers/ riders requested to raise $115 to help complete the Ridge Trail Southern Marin County, All events start near Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito. 561-2595. www.ridgetrail.org 04/30: Saturday Sunset Hike & Wine Join avid hikers for a four-mile hike on a single track trail with mid-hike break where you’re served wine and cheese,overlooking Stinson Beach as the sun sets over the Pacific. 5-8pm. $15. Mt. Home Inn, 810 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. 331-0100. www.meetup.com/sunsethike 04/30: Walk Into History Ring Mountain Join Marin Conservation League for a history walk at the Ring Mountain Preserve. Learn about the unique geology and flora of the site and how it was saved from development. 9:30am-1pm. Free. Ring Mountain Preserve, End of Taylor Road, Corte Madera. 485-6257. www.marinconservationleague.org/events/wh11b.html

05/01: Sunday Sail on the Schooner Seaward Contact them for the schedule and to make reservations. 9:30am-12:30pm. $25-45, under 6 free. Schooner Seaward, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 331-3214. www.callofthesea.org/public-sails.php 05/05: Marin Open Garden Project Cofounder of the Marin Open Garden Project Janet Hanft will speak about their work encouraging sustainable living by reconnecting people with the land. 7pm. Free. Outdoor Art Club, 1 West Blithedale, Mill Valley. 388-9886. www.theoutdoorartclub.org Tuesdays: Outdoor Fitness, 50+ Energize, meditate hike and get fit. Meet at the Fairfax Parkade at 4pm, in front of the theater, to car pool to beautiful Lake Lagunitas. 2-4pm. $7 donation Fairfax Parkade, Fairfax,. 456-3341.

Support Groups First and Third Tuesdays: Caregiver Support Group Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Focus on spiritual and emotional healing for caregiver’s supporting loved ones through illness. 7-9pm. Free. The Atrium, 1350 S. Eliseo Dr., adjacent to Marin General, Greenbrae. 383-0399. Fridays: Caregiver Support Group An ongoing support group provided by Senior Access for families and friends taking care of older adults with memory loss, dementia, or chronic illness. 11am-12:30pm. Free. Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael. 491-2500 ext 13. www.senioraccess.org

Sundays: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Free yourself from excess weight and/ or obsessional thoughts about food and body image. Meetings are open and free to the public. 6:30-8:15pm. Free. Kaiser Permanente, 99 Montecillo Road, Parking lot A, San Rafael, CA. www.foodaddicts.org <

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) May Day is a celebration of spring AND an international distress signal. It may not be a holiday, but it is bringing you major activity anyway. With the loony Moon, vampy Venus, excitable Uranus, witty Mercury, jolly Jupiter and your ruler, daring Mars, all in your sign, your weekend should offer a vast variety of activities—some perhaps a bit over the top, but you never let that bother you before, so why start now? TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) The return of the Sun to your sign recharges your energy and inspires your self-expression. Being affectionate and creative comes more naturally than usual right now. Meanwhile, you claim that tranquility is the goal, but you are actually sending out unconscious signals that you’re seeking excitement and unpredictable experiences. So, if everywhere you go and everyone you meet shocks your expectations, now you know why. 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LEO (July 22 - August 22) Your stubborn need to stick to one viewpoint is being challenged, and your mind is opening up to alternative ideas and perspectives. Accept this as a good thing and you’ll be on your way to the type of mental flexibility that turns a good mind into a great one. Your ruler (the affectionate Sun) continues his once a year trip through the sensual sign of Taurus. Your mind may be seeking the truth, but your body is looking for love. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Those of you with shared monetary resources (a joint bank account, a credit card issued under two names, a cosigned loan or a stash of gold in a safe deposit box) should start considering a financial separation. For the next five years those types of relationships are susceptible to planetary disruptions. On a more positive note, these five years can also bring a revolutionary sex life, so if your intimate life could use some extra sizzle, it’s looking good. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) As the sign ruling togetherness, you feel that most things are better when you are sharing your experiences. There are times, however, when the planets stir up a fascination for solo adventures. This is one of those times. Everyone should have an opportunity to feel independent, so go ahead and take off. Your work environment is too confused to notice you are gone; and your sweetie is too preoccupied with his or her current escapade. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Though not overly fond of New Age-y catch phrases like “personal growth,” you are in fact experiencing a sudden interest in self-betterment. You want to better, get plenty of fresh air and exercise regularly. Your cynicism is being replaced by a healthy sense of satisfaction. Take it slowly. You might feel capable of reaching the Moon, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to handle the lack of atmosphere up there. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Wherever your ruler (expansive Jupiter) goes, life gets bigger and better. That’s why you are attracting lovers, developing your artistic skills and having positive results from investing. Although Saturn continues to try to keep your dreams realistic, his power is on the wane. So, go flirt with your secret crush, take your sketchpad to the park, buy a few scratch-off tickets. This week, the payoff could be bigger than the potential for failure. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) This weekend, the sensitive Moon joins a boisterous gathering (which among others includes excitable Uranus, irritable Mars and jumpy Mercury) in your house of emotional well-being. To say you are susceptible to overreacting would be an understatement. There is a peaceful interlude on Tuesday when the New Moon in the tranquil sign of Taurus can help you feel grounded. A long picnic lunch in the park is recommended. A picnic partner is optional... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) A pileup of impulsive energy in your intellect house is having a dramatic effect on your mind. Don’t get carried away with risky ideas. This is not a good week to sell precious mementos at the pawnshop (just because gold and silver prices are at an all-time high) or to try to convince your brother to invest in a UFO sightings website (the government will deny everything). And sneaking up on someone’s roof to watch for UFOs at 3am? Another no-no. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) The dream of having cash drop into your lap is not easy to give up. You are, after all, ruled by Neptune (the planet associated with faith, fantasy and fraud). There are many opportunities right now to increase your net worth—but you must actually work for the money. In happier news, May begins on Sunday. When T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month,” he must have had a prescience of April 2011. Bring on the sunshine and flowers. < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 26 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 29 – MAY 5, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) 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 busi-

ness 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126593 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DOG TROTTERS, 100 GATE SIX RD. APT 18B, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DON DAVID TOPLIFF, 100 GATE SIX RD. APT 18B, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. 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 April 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126574 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WAGNER ASSOCIATES, 13 SKYLARK DR. #12, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: ROBIN LYNN WAGNER, 13 SKYLARK DR. #12, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 21, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126622 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CHV, INC., 87 OAK GROVE DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: COURTHOUSE VENTURES, INC., 87 OAK GROVE DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 13, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126505 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ABRACADABRA WINDOW WIZARD; ABRACADABRA, 116 VENDOLA DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MICHAEL WOLF, 116 VENDOLA 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 April 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126616 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KALA THAI (CATERING THAI FOOD), 351 SAN ANDREAS DR., NOVATO, CA 94945: PATOOMTHIP JINTORN, 26 COWBARN LN. APT 23, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. 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 13, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126649 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JUDGEMENT DAY, 114 WINDSOR AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JONATHAN BUSH, 114 WINDSOR AVE., SAN RAFAEL,

CA 94901; ANTON PATZNER, 4554 TOMPKINS AVE., OAKLAND, CA 94619; LEWIS PATZNER, 927 CHABOT CREST, OAKLAND, CA 94618. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. 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 April 19, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126588 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PHO VIET, 555 FRANCISCO BLVD. EAST #22, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: HOA VAN LAM, 26 JEFFERSON AVE., 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 April 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126667 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WE DO - GARDEN AND LAWN MAINTENANCE, 10 LUCKY DR., GREENBRAE, CA 94904: SILVESTRE AMILCAR DIAZ, 10 LUCKY DR., GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 21, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126634 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COMMUNITY SPICE COMPANY, 310 HARBOR DR. #413, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: SPICE LLC., 310 HARBOR DR. #413, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126489 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FEARLESS CROWN, 1601 2ND ST. SUITE 105, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELIZABETH F. MUELLER, 1601 2ND ST. SUITE 105, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 30, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 30, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126514 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN REAL-ESTATE, 700 LARKSPUR LANDING CIRCLE #199, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: STEVE L. ATKINSON, 101 CALIFORNIA ST. SUITE 2450, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 8, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 4, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126469 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RESULTS THAT WORK, 14 BROOKE CIRCLE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MARY E. MILWID PHD, 14 BROOKE CIRCLE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126500 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOOD GREEN KARMA, 100 CARSON RD., WOODACRE, CA 94973: JENNIFER TARA-ARGALL, 100 CARSON RD., WOODACRE, CA 94973. 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 31, 2011. (Publication Dates: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011)

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997 All Other Legals 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 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 beverages at: 363 3RD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-3581. Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 ON SALE BEER AND WINE 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) NOTICE TO CREDITORS: No. PR 1101903 Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named Decedent, LEON BLUM, that all persons having claims against the Decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, CA 94903, and mail or deliver a copy to JACLYN BLUM GUELFI, as Co-Trustee of the LEON BLUM 1999 REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated December 3, 1999, of which the Decedent was the Trustor, c/o Law Office of Julia P. Wald, 1108 Fifth Avenue, Suite 202, San Rafael, CA 94901, within the later of four(4) months after the date of the first publication of notice to creditors or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, sixty(60) days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in the Probate Code 19103. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested.(Publication Dates: April 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 1101924. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CATHY JO CHAPMAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CATHY JO CHAPMAN to CALEN JO CHAPMAN. 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 26, 2011, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: April 14, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April

22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. Case No. CIV 1001922. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DAVID JAMES EFFREM GOSMAN has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: DELIA ELIZABETH GOSMAN. Petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner’s gender from male to female and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: June 6, 2011, 8:30AM, Dept. K, Room K, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: Pacific Sun. Date: April 14, 2011. /s/FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101944. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner NESTOR ALEJANDRO CIME ON BEHALF OF NOHELIA CORDOBA CIME filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: NOHELIA CORDOBA CIME to NOHELIA CIME CORDOBA . 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: June 9, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. K, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: April 14, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1102052. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner NATE WOOD & SACHIKO WOOD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: KENZO MARCUS WOOD to THEODORE JIRO WOOD. 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: June 9, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. K, Room K, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: April 22, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2011)

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I’m in a relationship that feels like it could last, but I’m afraid of ending up like my parents: constantly bickering over minutiae, snarling at each other from other rooms and slamming doors. The thing is, my boyfriend and I are already starting to fight over the stupidest stuff! —Worried

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Before you know it, you’re thinking, “What was it, a year ago, he was promising me the moon, and now he can’t even bring home the right freaking pepper?!” Being annoying is the human condition. But, the partner who will be most annoying is one you only find halfway hot—somebody you have the hots for physically but whose character flaws and incompatibilities you ignore. You basically need to have a crush on a partner as a human being (have deep respect and even admiration for who he is and how he goes about life). Being human, he’ll do things that would annoy a Buddhist monk who could relax for an afternoon in a tank of fire ants. If you have the hots for him all around, it’s far less likely that the things you dream of doing to him in bed will involve strangling or blunt force trauma. You should also make sure your partner isn’t your second greatest love, after your love of being right. Approaching problems as “ours” rather than “mine vs. yours” takes what researcher John Gottman calls “deep friendship,” where overwhelming positive feelings about each other and the relationship really suck the life out of any negative ones. The more relationship research I read, the more essential an overall positive sentiment seems. For example, researcher Shelly Gable found that the happiest relationships involve partners who make sacrifices for each other—because they love and want to support their partner, and not as some sort of investment to avoid conflict or keep from losing them. So, in a good relationship, a guy goes to his girlfriend’s poetry reading because it means a lot to her to have him there, and not because it means a lot to him to keep her from running off with some spoken-word slacker who doesn’t wash between his toes. Each time you snap at each other, you hack a little chunk out of your relationship. Before long, snapping becomes the culture of your relationship, and you become your snarly parents. It helps to make a pact that you won’t act like you’ve forgotten you love each other. Of course, there will probably be times you slip and get nasty. What’s important is not letting yourselves stay nasty. Not for a minute. Not even for 30 seconds. If you do have “deep friendship,” there’s a good chance you’ll vault yourselves out of the feel-bad situation with what Gottman calls “the secret weapon of emotionally intelligent couples”—“the repair attempt.” This is something you say or do, maybe even something silly like making a face you know will crack your partner up, that defuses the tension and keeps the argument from getting out of hand. This is essential, since Gottman has found that a couple’s success in preventing negativity from escalating when they argue is one of the primary factors in whether a marriage lasts—and not in the sense that your parents’ has: “Please help us celebrate our 30 years—of nonstop screaming, door slamming, and vicious putdowns. Dinner and character assassination, followed by dancing.”

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My girlfriend of three months seems to relish treating me like her narcissistic psycho ex-boyfriend treated her—constantly pulling away and basically putting her on an emotional roller coaster. She brings up her ex in almost every conversation, although I’ve asked her not to. I keep telling her mature love is about putting out what you wish to receive, and she agrees. Should I stay with her while she struggles to overcome her past?—Mistreated

A:

“Mature love”? At best, that sounds like a porn mag put out by the AARP or some old man’s pickup line: “Something tells me you aren’t wearing any Depends.” The last person who should be pontificating about “mature love” is a guy who thinks he can lecture somebody into providing it. Even better, your student is a woman who treats your relationship like the revenge phase of her last one. (Her narcissistic psycho ex is gone, but you’ll do.) If you want a project, buy macaroni and glue. If you’re really after “mature love,” you need a woman who’s capable of sharing it with you. This starts with recognizing that “mature love” doesn’t only involve “putting out what you wish to receive,” but putting out what you don’t—and then running inside and bolting the door so it can’t get back in. <

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