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TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Mission Accomplished Finally...mission accomplished. Notice Obama didn’t have to stuff a cod piece and get a photo op on an aircraft carrier. Bin Laden dead Osama Bin Laden, the “face of evil,” is dead. Tell us, where were you when you first learned of the 9/11 attacks? And what are your thoughts about the death of its mastermind ... Feature: Dinner straits Think a farming crisis on the other side of the planet doesn’t affect Marin? Think again. Read the full story here posted Fr...

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Kudos to the heroic folks (mostly women) who successfully lobbied Marin County’s government for a more enlightened pest control policy [“The Toxin Avengers,” April 8]. Many of them deserve a double round of applause, since they also played key roles in stopping aerial spraying for the light brown apple moth. But, keeping our families safe continues to demand our eternal vigilance. We’re now faced not only with the peril (described in the sidebar to Annie Spiegelman’s story) that the state of California could proceed with any type of future pesticide treatment without even advance public notification. There are also two additional toxic initiatives waiting in the wings for most Marinites once our water district’s newest rate increase has produced sufficient revenues. We can expect that, before long, the Marin Municipal Water District Board will approve the resumption of pesticide use on Mt. Tamalpais and our other reservoir lands. In addition, in case PG&E’s compulsory “smart”

Frankly, there’s just no under- turn at the Social standing some Security office in San Rafael on women.

Tuesday, April 26, I overheard the following: “I hate being a cowboy, but I was born that way. There’s a whole class of women who won’t sleep with me because of it.” Made me laugh! Abby DeNicasio, Nicasio

It’s like they say... 4 billion’s company, 7 billion’s a crowd... The feature article by Dani Burlison [“Dinner Straights,” April 29] has overlooked the fact that overpopulation is, as Paul Chefurka has written, “...at the root of all the converging crises in today’s world.” (From “Peak Oil, Carrying Capacity and Overshoot: Population, the Elephant in the Room”). Monsanto isn’t the villain. It’s just doing what corporations do, as Burlison put it so well, “...providing an abundant supply of edible food and eradicating hunger across the

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com globe.” [Editor’s note: The context within which Burlison used those words was not to suggest that that is “what corporations do,” rather she was pointing out that no one is against those theoretical goals and utopian outcomes championed by GMO proponents.] It’s just that one of the “aberrations of capitalism” is that Monsanto is able to reap exorbitant profits at the expense of everyone, including itself. Consider: If the world’s population was, say, 4 billion, instead of going on 7 billion, what would Monsanto be doing? We’re all in this together. Remember Zero Population Growth (ZPG) way back in the ’70s? Not many were interested then, nor are they now. In early 2006 Professor Chris Rapley, director of the British Antarctic Survey, called for scientists and policymakers to drop their de facto embargo on the discussion of the population issue, which he called the “Cinderella” of the great sustainability debate—rarely visible in public, or even in private. By ignoring human overpopulation, we are just making way for a “fitter” species. It would be, of course, the “lower” forms of life that have the capacity to adapt quickly and reproduce endlessly, as they have for zillions of years. Homo sapiens have been around some two million years. Farming was invented a mere 12,000 years ago. Early civilizations began somewhere around 6,000 BCE. Think about this: The dinosaurs, those huge, stupid, lumbering reptiles, survived for something like 160 million years and all they did was eat, defecate, make baby dinosaurs, and walk around a lot. (Did they sleep?) Whatever, they weren’t able to destroy their own environment (it took a meteor). In just 200 years, however, we have become the threat to ourselves. Many desperately want to believe there will be a sudden transformation of global consciousness, or that Thomas Friedman’s fantasy of “eureka breakthroughs from someone’s lab” (or Monsanto) will save us. Is anybody listening? If we continue as we are, there may be no one to listen 100 years from now. I’m old enough to say, with T. Boone Pickens, that “I will make it to the finish line.” Will my children and grandchildren? Think about that. (Aw, forget it. What’s with the aftermath of the royal wedding?)

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Regarding the letter from the lawyer chastising the Sun for incorrect use of the “Technicolor” trademark [“Now We’ve Offended the Golden Age of Hollywood...” April 29]. You’re not the only one! Check out page 11 of the May 9 People magazine. Do you think they got the same letter you did? Myron Donesky, Novato

Editor’s note: Thanks for investigating “Technicolorgate” for us, Myron. It turns out we’re more like People magazine that we’d ever imagined. After receiving the letter about the Technicolor trademark from attorney Peter M. Eichler, we called his Arizona office to let him know we intended to use his correspondence on the letters-to-the-editor page—as it was originally not intended for print—and he was actually quite grateful. He said the continual misuse of Technicolor to mean “multicolor” could eventually lead to dictionaries adopting the word as common parlance for multicolor— ostensibly leading to the end of Technicolor’s trademark rights. He said he wishes more newspapers were as understanding at the Sun. “The New York Times—now those guys just won’t let it drop,” he lamented.

Aftershocks for Marin sushi merchants I am a partner in the Robata Grill & Sushi restaurant in Mill Valley, as well as of Sushi Ko at Larkspur Landing. I want to tell our customers that they need not be concerned about the safety of the food we serve [in light of the tragedy in Japan]. Right away we had posted a list of the sources of the various menu items and none of them came from the contaminated area in Japan. As a matter of fact, most come from either the U.S. or other Asian countries. We also were happy to contribute to the Red Cross to help the victims of the Tsunami disaster. We were very fortunate that our Japanese employees’ families back in Japan did not suffer any personal losses. We continue to care about our customers’ health and enjoyment just as much as we care about our own. Thank you for your time to read this. Karin Hobbel,Greenbrae

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has been absolved in its effort to close the oyster company in accordance with a 1972 “reservation of use” agreement with the Park Service. But those who want the oyster company to remain as a working mariculture operation within the boundaries of a national park see the report in a different light. “The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior have once again failed to grasp the severity of recent misconduct at Point Reyes National Seashore,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein wrote in a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell. The debate over whether the park service should allow the oyster company to stay beyond the terms of its “reservation of use” agreement has been marked by dueling scientific studies. And each side has accused the other of skewing the facts. The latest investigation isn’t the first time NPS has been under the microscope. In 2008, for instance, the Interior Department found that NPS employees exaggerated some elements and hid some correspondence during the debate. That investigation determined that no evidence existed to prove park service officials were 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Measure A makes the grade School supporters in San Rafael are definitely whistlin’ Dixie this week, as Measure A—the Dixie School District parcel tax—was overwhelmingly passed by voters. Eighty percent of the more than 7,000 district voters ticked off a “yes” on their ballot, bringing the tax up $107 per parcel to $352 through 2020. The tax, which would have expired in June of next year, will save about 15 positions throughout the district, which encompasses Dixie, Mary Silveira and Vallecito elementary schools as well as Miller Creek Middle School. MCF grants $1 million for seniors In an effort to target lower income older adults, the Marin Community Foundation this week approved $1 million in grants to 17 Marin nonprofits that fit into the foundation’s focus on“successful aging.” The grants are intended to bolster such offerings as employment services, food delivery and community center programs. San Rafael’s Whistlestop, for instance, received $200,000, according to MCF, for its sponsorship of computer and art classes, English language education and exercise programs.Ten projects receiving grants will put the funds toward volunteer opportunities for older adults—such as Audubon Canyon Ranch and the Novato Historical Guild. Foundation president Thomas Peters said programs that offer multiple benefits—such as those that promote volunteerism—were given consideration for grant monies.“They reduce the risk of social isolation, they improve the volunteers’quality of life and they are of tremendous value to the agencies themselves, given the budgeting challenges they face.” Another goal of the grants, according to an MCF statement, is to help agencies serving seniors to be“more effective in helping populations with [different] needs, including members of the gay, lesbian and transgender community; people whose native language is not English; and people of color.” The Marin agencies receiving grants include Audubon Canyon Ranch, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, the Dance Palace, Episcopal Senior Communities, Jewish Family Children’s Services, LifeLong Medical Care, Marin Center for Independent Living, Marin Villages, Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services Foundation, Novato Historical Guild, Novato Human Needs Center, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, Senior Access, Spectrum LGBT Center of the North Bay, West Marin Senior Services, Whistlestop and YWCA of San Francisco and Marin. Park & Rec balks at pro baseball in San Rafael In baseball terms, the San Rafael Park and Recreation Commission is“warming up”to the idea of bringing a professional minor league baseball team to Albert Park. But they’re not ready to toss out the first pitch just yet. A group called Centerfield Partnership has put forth the proposal to launch a new North American League team at the park on B Street, where the group says it would modernize the 60-year-old field, spruce up the bathrooms and add seating for about 800 fans. But the commission balked this week on making any decisions, saying it needed to weigh legal and community issues first before shouting“play ball!”Traffic is a prime concern with residents in the narrow-streeted Gerstle Park neighborhood that sidles the park; other ques10 >

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“You’ve come a long way, baby”—renowned Virginia Slims slogan of the 1970s But you’d gone a bit too years ago far for Phyllis Schlafly 30 years ago this week. As the Equal Rights Amendment suffered a slow and painful demise in the spring of 1981, staunch anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly was toasting her prominent role in setting the women’s movement back by at least a decade. Literally. The proposed amendment that vowed, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” had been ratified by 28 states in 1972. But thanks to the one-time Midwest housewife/congressional hopeful’s decade-long crusade to defeat the amendment via her “Stop the ERA” movement, the constitutional guarantee of sexual equality under the law fell three states shy of ratification by its 1982 deadline. Thanks to Schlafly, women were finally free to resume their natural roles as Phyllis Schlafly, 1981. dutiful wives and mothers. “The defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment is the greatest victory for women’s rights since the women’s suffrage amendment of 1920,” Schlafly said at the time. And she would know. Born in 1924, at the birth of the women’s movement, Schlafly rode the hard-earned victories of early 20th-century women’s-rights activists to enjoy a highly successful career of keeping other women from enjoying highly successful careers. Writer and feminist Sydney Weisman caught up with Schlafly for this May 8, 1981 Pacific Sun interview. Here are the highlights: The feminist movement never in its wildest dreams calculated you into the game plan. Where do you think they made their biggest mistake with you? Attacking me. Why? Early on in the fight, they decided the way to get ERA was to destroy me. And so they started out to attack me in every news conference and in every speech. Now that is not a winning strategy. Winning strategy would be to tell the people what good ERA will do for you. Of course, it won’t do anything good for people, so they didn’t have that to talk about, anyway.

You vote? Vote? Of course. If you had been born when your mother had been born and the right to vote had been an issue rather than ERA, where do you think you would have been on that issue? Well, I would have been for women voting. That’s a tangible right. But back then people thought women voting would destroy the family and break traditional family values. The same arguments that you used against ERA. Well it isn’t the same argument. Voting is a tangible right. And then you might have been a radical on the other side. Yes, but the defect of that argument is that I don’t accept the suffragettes as ancestors of the ERAers. They were the ERAers of their day. They were a radical, fringe political movement; they were not considered good Christian ladies. It would have been a whole different Phyllis Schlafly out there. Well that’s speculation. Whether I would have been out there in the streets in bloomers, or whatever they wore, I don’t know. Does it bother you that [by having a successful career away from home] you may have transcended your own political beliefs? You mean that my constituency would think I’m too much of a career woman than a homemaker? Yes. No. Does it limit you at all? No, as long as they know I have a happy marriage and the home front is in shape, they are perfectly happy with my lifestyle. I’ve kept the marriage together; I’ve produced six happy, successful, achieving, moral children. Now that part of my life is done, I’m devoting my energy to protecting other women’s rights to have the same lifestyle of being wife and mother. Does the political spectrum of the women you represent ever restrict your own goals? Well, do you mean something like the Reagan administration not appointing any women?

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1. Where does Marin County rank in California in terms of per capita income? 2. What type of perfume is named after a city in Germany? 3. The process of pasteurization was conceived in 1864 as a way of preventing what two kinds of beverages from souring? 4. Pictured, left: Just days before the opening of the Winter Olympics in 4 February 2010, everything was in place, except snow. What city hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics? 5a. Who was the United States fighting in the War of 1812? 5b. It was on January 8, 1815, that the final major battle in this war was fought, in what city? 6. Pictured, below: On March 19, 2009, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to appear on late night television, as a guest of what host?

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7. Can you name the five U.S. states that border the Gulf of Mexico? 8. According to Isaac Newton’s laws of motion, for every action there is what? 9. Obama got Osama. Member of a billionaire family, later jihadist terrorist, Osama bin Laden is dead. Of what Islamic sect was he a member: Sunni or Shia? 10. In 399 B.C., 70-year-old Socrates was sentenced to death for corrupting the youth by teaching them to question tradition. By what method was he executed? BONUS QUESTION: This is one of the earliest inhabited U.S. capital cities; it was settled by Indians around 1200 A.D., and later by the Spanish around 1539. Located east of the Mississippi River, what city is it? Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to howard1@triviacafe. com; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit!

Something like that. Should you have been appointed to this administration? Oh, I’m not insulted. But you can see they have hardly appointed any women. Should there be more women in the Reagan administration? I’m not for appointing women just because they’re women. But yes, I think there should be more women. Do you think you’ve lived a liberated life? It all depends on what you mean by liberation. You can define that in different ways. Now the way the feminists use it, it means one thing. But I have certainly been liberated in the sense that I have not been held back from achieving the goals that I set for myself. However, I don’t look upon myself as liberated from a strict moral code, or the traditional family values that I care about. Let’s say liberation means being able to make choices and take advantage of the choices you make.

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Well, I’ve been able to do that. But I think whenever you make certain choices, you then put yourself within the strictures of that choice. For example, when you make the choice to get married, you are accepting certain social compromises that are necessary to live according to family values and standards. But after you made a marital choice, you then proceeded to make a choice to run for Congress—which is not your everyday homemaker’s choice. Well, that’s right and if [my husband] Fred had opposed my running for Congress, I wouldn’t have run. Because given the choice between having a race for Congress and having a happy marriage I would choose the happy marriage. Now feminists think that’s an interference with their liberation. Well, I think I’m a feminist, and I’d still make that choice. Because in the scale of my priorities, it’s better to have a loving husband. ✹ Liberate Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com

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< 8 Shell games engaged in a concerted effort to close the Drakes Bay operation before the 2012 end-date. Gordon Bennett, a longtime member of the Sierra Club Marin Group, has formed an organization called Save Our Seashore. “Science is never going to provide an answer to this question,” says Bennett. “For every scientific study on one side, there will be a scientific study on the other side. You can go have studies stacked up against one another for generations and never have a con-

clusive answer. It’s not the science issue for us at all. It’s a cultural value issue that can’t be resolved by science.” Bennett and a coalition of organizations and individuals want the park service and the Lunnys to abide by the 1972 reservation of use agreement between the park service and the Johnson family, which at the time was operating the oyster company—an enterprise that has existed for about 100 years. The reservation of use agreement, which came after the park service bought the property and in essence leased it back to Johnson’s Oyster Company, al-

< 8 Newsgrams tions about fan behavior linger as well. Major and minor league rules allow for the sale of alcohol, though not after the seventh inning.The team would play about 45 games in San Rafael from May through September, ostensibly beginning in 2012. Commissioners said they would revisit the proposal next month. The most recent example of a minor league team in the North Bay was the Sonoma County Crushers, which played in the independent Western Baseball League at a field in Rohnert Park from 1995 to 2002, when the league folded.

Brown halts death row project Calling plans for construction of a pricey new San Quentin death row“unconscionable,”Gov. Jerry Brown pulled the plug on the $356 million project. The controversial proposal for a new death row had been eight years in the making and was expected to have the capacity to house nearly 500 more condemned prisoners than the 700 currently on death row in California. Brown said in a statement that the cash-strapped state couldn’t afford to earmark $356 million to improve a death row, while making deep cuts to education and social programs. “At a time when children, the disabled and seniors face painful cuts to essential programs,” said Brown,“the state cannot justify a massive expenditure of public dollars for the worst criminals in our state.” Putting a halt to the project has been a goal of Marin Assemblyman Jared Huffman since joining the state legislature in 2006.”I applaud Gov. Brown for this monumental decision which will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in the short-term and avoid a $1.6 billion long-term price tag for this wrong-headed project,” Huffman said via a statement.“The proposed Condemned Inmate Complex was going to be a ‘Cadillac Death Row’—hugely expensive and ill-conceived.” ‘Cheese Factory’ sold to French company There’s finally going to be some real French in the Marin French Cheese Co.—as the“cheese factory”in Hicks Valley is expected to be purchased this month by French cheese company Rians. Marin French Cheese Co.’s owners had been looking for a buyer for several months—even prior to the death of owner Jim Boyce in September of last year.They say“cheese factory”regulars should expect very little change under the new management; the more than two-dozen employees are expected to be kept on as well. Marin French Cheese Co. is one of Marin’s longest standing businesses. It was founded nearly 150 years ago, when Jefferson A. Thompson started making fresh cheese for a burgeoning San Francisco economy. Considered the oldest continuously operating cheese factory in the United States, MFCC has made its cheese in the same location in Hicks Valley, just west of Novato, since 1865 (the Cheese Factory’s Petaluma address is a holdover from before Hicks Valley was annexed into Marin). By the early 1900s,Thompson and his family had added aged cheese to their repertoire of breakfast cheese, cream cheese and other fresh varieties. Aged in the same hand-dug cellar still used today, the washed rind cheeses began garnering national recognition. Marin French Cheese Company first won awards in the late 1980s in the American Cheese Society’s competitions, then Rouge et Noir garnered major awards in 1996 and by 2005 had attained international success by beating the French at the World Cheese Awards. James Ritchie named next ‘presiding judge’ Judge James Ritchie will be the Marin’s next gavel-in-chief, as the Marin Superior Court bench members have elected the Mill Valley resident its next presiding judge. Beginning Jan. 1, Ritchie will take the reins from Judge Terrence Boren and assume responsibilities of the court budget, judicial assignments and court policy. Ritchie has been serving on the Marin bench since his appointment in 2000 by then-Gov. Gray Davis. The Marin Superior Court reallocates its assignments every two years.—Jason Walsh 10 PACIFIC SUN MAY 6 - MAY 12, 2011

lowed oyster farming on the site for a maximum of 40 years. When the Lunny family acquired the oyster operation in 2004, it came with the reservation of use agreement. It also came with significant challenges to deal with— public-health, building-code and other violations. Assuming the liabilities cost major money, as did expanded production. Today the Drakes Bay operation accounts for about 55 percent of oyster production in the state, according to supporters. Although some opponents debate that number, there’s little question that Drakes Bay produces a lot of oysters. With all that effort and money put into the operation, it’s not surprising that the Lunny family started testing the waters to determine whether that 2012 end date was elastic. That’s when the waters started roiling. On one side is the contingent asserting that a national park is sacrosanct. Drakes Estero, says the group, is the only marine wilderness on the West Coast and should be free from commercial exploitation. Drakes Estero was designated as wilderness in 1976 in the Point Reyes Wilderness Act and is scheduled to receive full wilderness status in 2012, when all commercial operations are scheduled to cease, allowing the area to revert to a naturally functioning ecosystem—minus oyster farming. But those who believe the oyster operation is an environmentally acceptable use, even inside a wilderness area, have an ally in Feinstein. In a rider to the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bill, the secretary of the interior now has the power to choose, in the words of the National Parks Conservation Association, “upholding the wilderness laws and policies at Drakes Estero, or stripping them and allowing commercial use of Drakes Estero.” The park service has begun compiling an environmental impact statement to inform the decision on whether to extend the oyster operation’s lease for 10 years. While opponents hope the impact statement will be more objective than past NPS performance, they also worry that a 10year extension would be just a foot in the door. The statement is expected to be ready for public review by the end of summer, and the Interior Department is expected to decide the fate of the oyster operation by summer 2012. “This is a deeply divisive issue that has torn apart deep friendships,” says Supervisor Steve Kinsey. “People who are typically and traditionally aligned have been alienated.” Kinsey, who supports a mariculture operation as long as it’s environmentally benign, is calling for both sides to look at the issues and find a way to craft the best use for the land and its resources given the realities of the political situation and the anointed power of the Interior Department. “The whole distraction of bad

science has made it difficult. Supporters of wilderness have felt compelled to support the [questionable] science of the National Park Service. That enrages the oyster supporters.” That rage stems from a tactic of demonization both sides have tapped. On the oyster-farm side, for example, a press release charged that the biggovernment park service was abusing the oyster operation. On the wilderness side, the park service framed the debate by trying to paint those who support a continued oyster operation within the park boundary as fallen-away environmentalists—which Kinsey says set a trap. “The Park Service knows that everyone, to a person, in West Marin feels devoted to the protection of our environment. It’s our sense of identity. By characterizing the oyster operation as an environmentally damaging one, they really tried to co-opt that core sentiment of the public.” Those who believe the oyster operation can co-exist in the park challenged that assumption, and that in large part led the park service to dig in its heels and engage in that questionable-but-not-criminal conduct. “That really enraged people because they felt that they had been played.” The central issue, says Amy Trainer, executive director of Environmental Action of West Marin, is whether the Interior Department will abide by the original agreement in the Wilderness Act. “Congress was very clear in the 1976 Wilderness Act to take all steps necessary to remove non-conforming uses, of which the oyster operation is one.” Trainer disagrees with oyster-farm supporters who say the operation poses no harm to the environment. She says volunteers have collected masses of plastic pipe that come from the oyster operation. In addition to the ongoing and possibly impossible-to-conclude environmental debate, opponents say allowing a commercial enterprise in a national park is simply bad policy. “This is an area intended to be one of the very few set-asides where there was to be no commercial activity,” says Bennett. “God knows there’s plenty of space and opportunity in the U.S. to engage in commercial activities.” But there should be places, he adds, where people can have “a time-out” and the ability to commune with nature without commercial interference. In other words, allowing a commercial enterprise to continue in a wilderness area like the estero amounts to allowing money changers in the temple. Trainer says the real issue is not about whether Lunny “is wrong or not. I don’t want him or anybody else operating a commercial extractive enterprise for private profit on public lands in a designated wilderness. It’s wrong. It doesn’t fit.” Trainer and others who

fight against commercial enterprises on public land, including the Save Drakes Bay Coalition, see the battle over Drakes Estero as part of a wider war. They voice concern that if the Interior Department allows continued oyster operation at Drakes Estero, it could set a precedent for cracking open the Wilderness Act in other areas. They see the Drakes Bay issues in the same light as attempts to open public lands to mining and oil exploration and other ventures. It’s that private exploitation of public land—especially wilderness land—that fires their fight. “This would set a horrible precedent,” says Trainer. “That’s the main reason why [Environmental Action of West Marin] has taken a strong position in favor of wilderness. They can say what they want, but this is paving the way for other [uses] to get extended.” John Wick, director of the Marin Carbon Project, has a different take on the balance between wilderness and food production. “We have climate change and the impending collapse of all ecosystems in our lifetimes. I love the idea of wilderness, but the Earth is on an altered [climate] course.” Wick, who also serves on the steering committee of the Carbon Project, believes that the “carbon consequences” of importing foods are so severe that eliminating a local food source like an oyster farm would be foolish. He also believes that eliminating oysters from the Drakes Estero would create “a cascade of agricultural collapse.” Oysters, says Wick, are filter feeders and help clean the water. That point is contained in some of the scientific studies compiled

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over the years. But others state that negative environmental consequences of the oyster operation outweigh benefits. As Bennett says, the debate will never be settled with dueling science. The wider picture is the one Wick contemplates: “It would be a wonderful luxury if we could indulge ourselves in a wilderness scenario. But don’t shut down a food-production system until you’ve replaced it with something equal.” Bennett and those favoring a return to wilderness say whether the oyster operation is environmentally friendly or not isn’t even an issue. They want it gone. “We support sustainable agriculture,” he says. “But we find it extremely ironic that local folks have chosen to demonstrate the value of sustainable agriculture in an area we consider a church.” The oyster farm is far from a benign use, says Adam Keats, urban wildlands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. Core principles are at play in the debate, according to Keats. “Let’s have national parks be natural. If you sign a contract and make a deal, live up to the deal. Don’t try to run around and get a bunch of politicians to do your bidding for you to renege on the deal, and then try to make people like my organization look like bad guys for pointing out that this is an important environmental spot. A deal’s a deal. What happened?” ✹

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ANiiMALS’ AN BEST FRii END FR It’s muzzles off in our interview with controversial IIn D f A i l Defense off Animals founder Elliot Katz...

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hen Dr. Elliot Katz hung a protest banner on a fence outside an animal testing center in the Presidio some years back, it took four MPs to pull him off that fence. That’s the pit bull in him. He’s tenacious and scrappy, with something of a chip on his shoulder, and a staunch, devoted protector of the victims of biomedical research. Since founding In Defense of Animals, Katz has saved critters in laboratories, zoos, puppy mills and national parks. He’s rescued them from gruesome experiments, inhumane captivity and extermination here and around the world. Anywhere animals suffer from human abuse, Katz is likely to step in. His weapons are nonviolent civil disobedience, lawsuits and public-awareness campaigns. His work has won high praise from Dr. Jane Goodall. The biomedical research community hates him. After training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Katz had a thriving vet practice in Brooklyn for 15 years. He gave it up and came west, he says, to “find himself,” living near Esalen at the height of the human potential movement. He studied Gestalt psychology with Fritz Perls, took seminars in personal growth and joined drum circles while building his house in Big Sur from salvage materials. With the nearest veterinary hospital 40 miles away, his neighbors brought their pets to him for treatment in exchange for crops from their gardens, but Katz no longer felt fulfilled as a professional veterinarian. His focus shifted to the arts in the early ’80s. He moved to San Francisco where he produced outdoor ethnic music and dance performances and published a monthly mag-

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azine, City Arts. He married a classical Indian dancer and moved with her to Marin where they raised their two daughters and Katz’s studies turned to Zen Buddhism. A group called Buddhists Concerned for Animals turned his attention to a controversy brewing at the time at UC Berkeley, where the campus veterinarian was being harassed for blowing the whistle on ghastly conditions for the animals at the university’s research center. Katz’s love of animals and his predilection for protecting the vulnerable kicked in, and he dove wholeheartedly into the fight to protect the whistleblower and improve conditions in the labs. That battle started him on the path that has become his life’s work. He founded In Defense of Animals in 1983. With headquarters in San Rafael, IDA now has regional offices in Southern California, Oregon, Mississippi, Mumbai and Cameroon. Katz’s marriage ended after 10 years, but his ex-wife works with him at IDA. One daughter teaches third grade; the other, at her father’s suggestion, went to work for PETA. In one of the photos in his office Katz and both girls pose with actor Pierce Brosnan at an IDA event honoring Jane Goodall. Other photos on his wall show him at sit-ins surrounded by police in riot gear. The IDA headquarters are in a low, sprawling building at the edge of a field in the Canal district. Nearly all who work there bring their dogs. Katz loves dogs. He’s rescued many of them over the years and kept them as pets—Charlie, a pit bull, is his current canine companion. During our interview Charlie sat next to me much of the time, sweetly licking my elbow. Let’s talk about the ethics of medical research. I think this is one of the thorni-

est issues because we’re weighing human suffering against animal suffering. That’s what one would believe if you listen to the research community. That’s the way they package it: It’s the child or the dog. But there are other ways, non-animal-based technologies that can be used, and we’re working to develop them. In Europe, it’s mandated that if validated alternatives are available the companies that do the testing have to use them. Here in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration will only suggest it, they won’t mandate it. But alternatives don’t always exist. You’re starting by taking the side of the biomedical community. It’s the same thinking they had when they gave AfricanAmericans syphilis. It’s always the stronger or the more powerful saying, these people or these species are expendable. It’s the reason Ponce de Leon slaughtered the Native Americans in Florida because he was looking for the fountain of youth. We always do whatever we can to take advantage of weaker people or weaker species because we have the power to do so. And most people don’t tend to question it. I agree, but I’m asking you about the cases in which there are no alternatives. And I noticed that, before you started IDA, you had a group called Californians for Responsible Research, which implies that you think that there is a way to do responsible, ethical research on animals. Yes, there are noninvasive ways. And I assume you’re talking about biomedical research. Jane Goodall has done research studying other species out in the field.

No, I mean in a laboratory where the animals are kept in cages. And these things also vary according to species. Is it OK to do it on insects, or very small animals or animals perceived as less intelligent and so forth? Some countries have banned experimentation on chimpanzees. Our government agencies are still saying it’s critically important that we use chimpanzees. As a matter of fact, we closed down the largest chimpanzee research center in the world. The Coulston Foundation. Yes. When the government realized [in 2001] that the Coulston Foundation couldn’t give all their chimpanzees proper veterinary care, they told them they have to get rid of a couple hundred of them. They had too many to take care of them properly. How did you close them down? We had documentation that was given to us by whistleblowers who were working within the Coulston Foundation. They had signed confidentiality agreements and we committed to them that if they got sued we would help cover their legal fees. So we sent all that documentation to Coulston’s clients. He [CEO and board Chairman Frederick Coulston] was making his money with pharmaceutical companies and when they found out that he was breaking the law and the work that he was doing was basically invalid because of the conditions in which he was keeping the chimpanzees, they started giving their work to other testing laboratories. And that got him into bankruptcy. [Laughing] Brilliant! It wasn’t my idea, it came from our staff.

Getting back to my first question then, is there an ethical way to conduct biomedical research on animals? I don’t even like to use the term “animals” anymore. I say “non-human species.” Biologists never feel that we’re animals... Well, of course we are... Of course we’re not because when you say “animal research” that doesn’t include us. [Laughing] All right, non-human species. It’s just semantics. That’s what it’s all about, it’s all about semantics. That’s why we don’t use the N-word anymore and why we say “Ms.” And it’s why, here in Marin County, we have the option in our animal-related ordinances that people can call themselves “owners” or “guardians” [of their pets]. Semantics allowed us to do things like have slaves. In the old days, kings used to have tasters to make sure their food wasn’t being poisoned. That’s what other species have become for us. I understand... I know, but I just get so frustrated when I hear these things. It’s now 28 years since I started In Defense of Animals because of what goes on in the laboratories and still there’s this common belief in the need for animal experimentation. You just said “animal experimentation.” Gotcha! [Chuckling] Well, the name of the organization is In Defense of Animals. I never dealt with that, and I don’t know how to do that at this point. I tried “In Defense of Other Species” and “In Defense of Non-Human Animals”... Doesn’t roll off the tongue. Tell me about your campaign to change the term “pet owner” to “guardian.” I started getting the term into animalrelated ordinances to give it credibility, for one thing. Because if elected representatives thought that the term was important enough to include in the ordinances, then the average person would hear about it, d it would be in the newspapers, it would ublic awareness]. aware become [part of public I chose meanss “to to protect.” And the term because it means aal you should prorowhen you adopt an ani animal piece of property. So tect it, not treat it as a piece now when I take my dog to the dog park, I see a sign that says “owners or guardians have to clean up after their dogs.” What kind of dog is Charlie? Supposedly he’s a pit bull. I don’t like to use that term because it’s so negative. The breed is actually the Staffordshire terrier. This is another area that I find disgusting, the special breeding of dogs. Millions of animals are still killed in our nation’s shelters because, rather than saving a life, people will buy a ol. pedigreed dog because it’s a status symbol. People breed them like crazy in puppy mills. When you inbreed dogs—and that’s what ed— you do with pedigreed dogs, they’re inbred— or you get [weaknesses]. It’s fairly common for collies to be born blind, and the breeders

often kill the puppies that are born blind. And of course the German shepherd is totally ruined. Because of their popularity, they’ve developed hip dysplasia. Many of them can hardly walk, their hips are so bad. And many Dalmatians became deaf. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, the dog that was most appreciated was the German shepherd, like Rin Tin Tin. I eventually got a German shepherd and they were the most wonderful dogs, except probably the pit bull is about as good. Good in what sense? They’re gentle, they’re protective if need be. They’re intelligent. Gentleness is not the characteristic we associate with pit bulls. I’m talking about my experience with them. If they’re bred from a line of aggressive dogs, or they’re trained from the time they’re puppies to be aggressive, or if the puppy is taken away from its mother and given to someone who doesn’t give it the same kind of love and attention, that puppy will not necessarily have the same kind of gentleness that Charlie has. I read somewhere that you once broke into a lab and freed a bunch of beagles that were being kept for experiments. Is that true? No. What happened was I got a call one day from a researcher up at UC Davis and he told me they had about 100 beagles that were the offspring of beagles that they had done radiation experiments on, but they had been conducting nutritional studies on them for the past few years. But they had decided not to continue the nutritional studies and they were planning to give them to the veterinary students so they could practice surgical techniques or dissect them and kill them. He said they were perfectly healthy and happy beagles and they would make good pets. He said there was no reason for them to be killed by the university. But the campus veterinarian was saying that these animals were not adoptable and it’s best that they be operated on by the students. So I said, if you can g me in to see the dogs, I’ll have my staff get vid videotape them and take pictures and I’ll get them out. We arranged to meet in a parking lot a few miles away from the campus and we sat there for half-an-hour waiting for him to show up. And all the time we’re thinking we were being set up. Because I had been arrested up there on a number of occasions just for nonviolent civil disobedience actions or distributing literature. But he did take us inside to these runs where all these beagles were. We’re in there secretly and illegally and of course the beagles all started howling and we were thinking any minute someone’s ar this and show up. He wanted going to he hear ow us h ow fri ffriendly these beagles were to show how pened the gate ga to bring out one of the so he opened d the dog rran by him. So he’s chasing dogs and th dog, which is making the other dogs bark the eve louder and still no one showed up to see even wh was all this commotion. So anyway we wha what got the images and I called the chancellor’s office and left a message saying I was 14 >

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y IVG Syndrome was in remission. With no symptoms manifesting over the past year, I foolishly believed that growing older cured the underlying cause. Not true. It reared its head again when Melissa and I went out to dinner. I have a bad case of Invisible Girl Syndrome. My girlfriend Melissa, a former model, turns heads. A partial list of her physical attributes includes legs that won’t quit, long blonde hair, bright green eyes and a toned figure. We’re the same age, 40ish; however, I look it and Melissa doesn’t. Double whammy. Her good looks and lack of aging result in my becoming invisible to men when we go out on the town. Don’t get me wrong. I love Melissa and appreciate her beauty inside and out. We’ve been close for more than a decade and share important life milestones. After her crummy boyfriend dumped her while she was pregnant, I became her Lamaze partner and was there for the birth of her daughter. She listened to my constant kvetching and supported me after my shattered engagement to WB. When I couldn’t bear to take the first peek at my battle scar following breast surgery, Melissa looked for me. We are truly BFF. Anyway, I wasn’t too surprised that I suffered an IVG flare-up last week. Melissa invited me to dinner, because Enrico, a man from her gym, invited her to come by the restaurant he manages. His name reminded me of an Enrico I met in my 20s. Tall, dark and handsome, he spoke English with an accent and often used the wrong word or expression. Women found him irresistible and he knew it. My Enrico was a waiter in a San Rafael restaurant where I took clients to dinner and occasionally I stopped by the bar with my girlfriends. One night, as I was leaving, Enrico asked me for a ride to his gym in Larkspur Landing. It was thrilling looking at his profile for the 10-minute drive. He honestly was one of the most handsome men I’d ever seen. I recall listening very hard, trying to translate what he was saying, but the subject didn’t really matter. He could have read this Jewish gal the New Testament and I would have been just as focused on every word. As we pulled up to the gym, he asked for my number and said he would call later that night. Totally unexpected, because this guy was out of my league. Before he changed his mind about calling, I handed him my business card, flashed my best smile and drove away. He phoned a couple of hours later. For some reason, he expected me to pick him up from the gym. I was in my pajamas and had no intention of going out again on a work night, but he was charming and I couldn’t

leave him stranded because of a miscommunication. I dressed, put on makeup and drove from Sausalito to Larkspur. There was the Adonis, freshly showered, wearing a white button-down shirt and perfectly fitted blue jeans. “Where to?” I asked as he got in the car. “Your house,” he answered. I’m unsure whether Enrico avoided my question or didn’t understand, but I never determined whether he had a home. I did discern that he wanted to stay over at my house. Well, it would be nice snuggling in this man’s arms all night. “Just sleep?” I inquired. “No, no. No sleep,” he responded. I already knew this gorgeous man had no desire to date me and it was no consolation that he’d be happy to schtup me for a night. What guy in his 20s didn’t want to have sex? Even though Enrico destroyed my fantasy of cuddling with a god, I respected his honesty. I ended up dropping him off at his friend’s place. Though I later saw him at the restaurant, we merely exchanged pleasantries. Over the past 20 years, I’ve thought about him from time to time, sometimes regretting I didn’t have a wild night with him. Fast-forward to today. Melissa and I arrive at her Enrico’s restaurant. We walk in the front door and most of the patrons turn to admire Melissa. One man has a look of adoration in his eyes. Though his hair is gray at the temples and he has a few lines on his face, I’d know him anywhere. My Enrico and Melissa’s Enrico are one and the same. He sits us at the best table in the house, opens an amazing bottle of wine and serves us plate after plate of delicious food. I tell him I met him years ago, but he doesn’t remember. Maybe he will if he stops staring at Melissa long enough to glance at my face. To give them privacy, I talk to Sam, a man dining alone at the next table. He’s interesting, distinguished looking and a tenured professor at UC Berkeley. Maybe not the kind of doctor that impresses my Jewish mother, but I like it when he flirts with me. Melissa joins our conversation each time Enrico checks on other tables. It really is a lovely evening. As we say our goodbyes, I smile at Sam. He stands, shakes my hand and says he enjoyed our chat. Then he turns to Melissa, hands her his card and tells her to call him sometime. Oy. I think I need plenty of bed rest and double doses of Ativan to cure this serious bout of IVG Syndrome. I’ll update you on who Melissa chooses when I’m visible. ✹

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pring is upon us and as usual that means lots of great live music in the North Bay this month. This Saturday, May 7, boasts a show that I highly recommend—local girl Victoria George celebrates the release of her new EP Lately I, produced by David Simon-Baker, at Mill Valley’s 142 Throckmorton Theatre with special guests Tom Luce and Tiny Television. After several years in Nashville honing her craft, the acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to her home turf with a new perspective on her music. “I learned a tremendous amount about songwriting in Nashville,” she says, “I learned how to keep the originality of my sound and combine it with the best Nashville had to offer.” Visit www.142throckmortontheatre.org for tickets and info; showtime is 8pm. It’s JazzFest time again in New Orleans and at least two local bands will be in action once more in the Big Easy. Local soul-funk disciples Monophonics hit the road last week and played to sold-out crowds in Wichita, Kansas, and Austin, Texas, on their way to their third jazz festival. After a great first weekend of shows they will be joined for the second weekend by award-winning local

groovers Vinyl as they return to NOLA for their 13th consecutive year at JazzFest. Both bands will be featured late-night performers at the ninth annual Bayou Rendezvous at the Howlin’ Wolf on May 6. Vinyl (with special guests) will then play the historic Maple Leaf Bar uptown the following “night” (3am start!) and treat those in attendance to the traditional pancake/mimosa breakfast in the street afterwards. FYI: Members of both bands will reunite as Breakin’ Bread to play Peri’s Bar in Fairfax Friday, May 20, and again when Vinyl keyboardist Jonathan Korty’s side project Korty & Friends headlines 19 Broadway in Fairfax on Saturday, May 28. Congratulations are in order for Petaluma’s Lester Chambers (of the Chambers Brothers) who was inducted into the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame recently. His Sunday afternoon jam sessions at George’s over the last few months attracted some big names (Taj Mahal, Barry Melton, Terry Haggerty, Tony Saunders). THE BEAT would like to congratulate and send a big thank you to Lester. Looking for a fun, kid-friendly, free, outdoor show? Here are two this month: The 24th annual May Madness Classic Car Parade

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in San Rafael (Fourth and Lincoln), May 7, presenting The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers (at noon), the Blue Diamond Fillups (1:30pm) and The Rhythmtown-Jive Vintage Rockin’ R&B Show (3pm) featuring Tim Eschliman, Ken “Snakebite” Jacobs, Mike Rinta and Keta Bill (Big Bang Beat) on vocals; and the Larkspur Flower and Food Festival on Sunday, May 29, on Magnolia in downtown Larkspur, featuring Doc Kraft Band (at noon), James Moseley Band (2:30pm) and Lavay Smith & The Red Hot Skillet Lickers (4pm). MAY LIVE: Are you a blues lover? Rancho Nicasio has a stellar May lineup that includes Tommy Castro Band on Friday, May 6; Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings Saturday, May 14; Butch Hancock (The Flatlanders) on May 27; and The Blues Broads on May 29 (with Angela Strehli, Annie Sampson, Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison and Deanna Bogart) to kick off their Sunday BBQ series. Soul Pie (featuring Tommy Odetto) re-forms and will headline a show at Peri’s Bar in Fairfax this Saturday, May 7. The talented Wendy DeWitt will boogie-woogie her way into Taste of Rome in Sausalito this Friday, May 6, along with backing band The Taters. Anticipation is building for the the Southern Pacific Smokehouse in Novato’s Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, which will be hosting live music five nights a week in a 200-plus person venue. Got a hot tip for THE BEAT? Email me at marinbeat@gmail.com. Rawk On! Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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›› MOViES

Friday May 6 -Thursday May 12

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

shadow imagery, Milan’s fabled La Scala theater, hand-drawn charcoal animation and Wolfgang’s soaring music. ● 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. ● Potiche (1:43) Catherine Deneuve stars as a trophy wife who takes Sandrine Bonnaire contemplates the gymnasium of the mind in ‘Queen to Play,’ opening Friday at the Rafael. over her ailing husband’s business and embarks on ● African Cats (1:29) Anthropomorphic an affair with union leader Gerard DeparDisney documentary looks at the lives and loves of some cuddly savanna-bred lions and dieu to boot. ● The Princess of Montpensier (2:19) cheetahs. Bertrand Tavernier’s sexy bodice-ripper stars ● Arthur (1:49) Remake of the Dudley Melanie Thierry as a 16th century French Moore hit comedy stars Russell Brand as the aristocrat with an intoxicating effect on king tippling zillionaire and Helen Mirren as his and commoner alike. valet, Hobson. ● Prom (1:43) A group of obsessed teens ● Bill Cunningham New York (1:26) Loving prepare for The Greatest Night of Their Lives. portrait of the New York Times’ octogenarian ● Queen to Play (1:36) Lyrical French film fashion photographer, pop anthropologist about a Corsican chambermaid (Sandrine and all-around man about town. Bonnaire) and her obsession with the coldly ● The Conspirator (2:03) Robert Redford beautiful sport of chess. directs the true story of Mary Surratt, the ● Rio the Movie (1:36) A Minnesota macaw lone woman accused of conspiring to assasflies down to Rio to hook up with a comely sinate Abraham Lincoln; Robin Wright stars. Carioca and gets mixed up with kidnappers ● Fast Five (2:10) The fossil fuel-burnin’ desperadoes are back and facing certain death in instead. ● Scream 4 (1:43) Neve Campbell returns to sexy Rio de Janeiro; Vin Diesel and Dwayne now-bucolic Woodsboro only to find Ghost“The Rock” Johnson costar, of course. face in a nostalgic mood as well. ● The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (1:30) Morgan (“Super Size Me”) Spurlock explores ● Something Borrowed (1:43) Romantic comedy about a New York singleton’s love the wonderful world of product placementaffair with her best friend’s fiancé; Kate financed filmmaking. Hudson stars. ● Hoodwinked Too! (1:31) Sequel to the 2006 fairy tale reboot finds Red Riding Hood ● Soul Surfer (1:46) True story of a Hawaiian surfer girl who overcomes a debilitating teaming up with her former nemesis The shark attack to rise to the top of her craft. Wolf to track down Hansel and Gretel. ● Source Code (1:33) Government agent ● Hop (1:30) Facing the prospect of folJake Gyllenhaal takes over the body of a man lowing in his father’s footsteps, the Easter on a bomb-rigged commuter train in the Bunny’s teenage son hippity hops it to Holhopes of preventing the deaths of thousands. lywood to join a rock band. ● There Be Dragons (1:57) A Spanish Civil ● I Am (1:18) Documentary follows HolWater veteran confronts a lifetime of anger, lywood moviemaker Tom Shadyac as he betrayal and stolen promises. searches for meaning after a life-altering ● Thor (2:10) The Marvel Comics Nordic experience. god/superhero finds himself in a 3D movie ● In a Better World (1:58) Drama about with Natalie Portman! the passions and emotions that threaten two ● Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family dovetailing families in a Danish village and (1:45) The rambunctious old grandma is an African refugee camp. back and doing her damnedest to whip her ● Jane Eyre Adaptation of Charlotte dysfunctional family into shape. Bronte’s novel about a young woman’s ● Water for Elephants (2:00) Sara Gruen’s infatuation with a brooding squire stars Mia novel about a Depression-strapped vetWasikowska as Jane. erinarian who runs off and joins the circus ● The Lincoln Lawyer (1:59) Crime thriller becomes a romantic tete-a-tete for Robert stars Matthew McConaughey as a bottomPattinson and Reese Witherspoon. drawer ambulance chaser who gets more ● Win Win (1:46) A down-on-his-luck high than he bargained for when he takes on the school wrestling coach hopes to strike it rich case of a wealthy playboy accused of murder. at the betting window when he recruits a ● The Magic Flute (3:00) Dazzling productalented ringer; Paul Giamatti stars. ✹ tion of Mozart’s effervescent opera employs

›› MOViE TiMES African Cats (G) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25 Sat-Sun 11:50 Mon-Thu 7 Bill Cunningham New York (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Mon-Thu 4:15 Sun 2:15 The Conspirator (PG-13) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 MonTue, Thu 4:15, 7 Fast Five (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:25, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:25, 7:25, 10:20 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:25 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:45 I Am (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Sun-Thu 6:30 Sat 2, 6:30 In a Better World (R) CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:10, 7:10, 9:50 Sat 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50 Sun 1:25, 4:10, 7:10 MonThu 4:30, 7:30 Jane Eyre (2011) (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Lark Theater: Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Thu 6:10 Sun 4:15 Wed 1:45 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Lark Theater: Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30 Sun 6:40 The Magic Flute (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 1

= New Movies This Week

The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Wed 6:30 Potiche (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sat 4:15, 8:15 Sun-Thu 8:15 The Princess of Montpensier (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 7 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 7 Prom (PG) ★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:50, 10:15 Sat-Sun 2:35, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Mon-Thu 9:15 ❋ Queen to Play (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9 Rio (PG) ★★ Century Rowland Plaza: 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 ❋ Something Borrowed (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 8, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:25, 5:15, 8, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:20 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:35 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7 ❋ There Be Dragons (PG-13) Century Regency 6: 11, 1:55, 4:50, 7:45

Thor (PG-13) Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Thu 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:45 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sun 11:10, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7 MonThu 4:50, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 SunThu 12, 2:45, 5:30; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 4:15, 7 Water for Elephants (PG-13) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Sat 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Sun 1:55, 4:45, 7:30 MonTue, Thu 4:45, 7:30 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 Mon-Thu 4, 6:40 Win Win (R) ★★★ CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 Sat 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 9:55 Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7:20 MonTue, Thu 4:40, 7:20

Showtimes for the Northgate, Regency and Rowland cinemas were unavailable as we went to press. Please visit fandango.com for schedule updates. We regret the inconvenience. 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

Wes Bentley takes on Franco’s fascists in ‘There Be Dragons,’ opening Friday at the Regency. MAY 6 – MAY 12, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 23

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F R I D AY M AY 6 — F R I D AY M AY 1 3 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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

Live music 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: Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire Rockabilly. 9:30pm. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910. www.perisbar.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 05/07: Blue Wave Band w/Chris Hawk Classic and original blues, rock and country. 10pm-1am. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com 05/07: Hot Buttered Rum 8pm. $18-23. 503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org. 05/07: It’s a Beautiful Day With Linda and Dave Laflame, The Gentry Bronson Band. 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 05/07: Rockin’ Bands at May Madness Dance in the Streets at the 24th annual May Madness: At noon the Hi-Rhythm Hustlers; 1:30pm The Blue Diamond Fillups; 3pm Rhythmtown-Jive Vintage Rockin’ R&B Show with Special Guest

Keta Bill. Noon-4:30pm. Free 4th St., Between Lincoln and D St., San Rafael. 720-5591. www. downtownsanrafael.org 05/07: Shana Morrison Singer/songwriter. 8:30pm. $15 Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

05/07:Victoria George,Tiny Television Country, Americana. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org

05/07:Walking Spanish, Honeydust, Forrest Day Rock. 9:30pm-1:30am. $10. 19 Broadway, 19

The Marinic verses Robert Frost once said that to be a poet is a condition, not a profession. If this is indeed the case, Marin is welcoming the Bay Area’s finest—and most deeply afflicted—dreamers this weekend for the fourth annual MARIN POETRY FESTIVAL. Featuring David St. John, Maxine Chernoff and Joanne Kyger, the festival will also host unconventional and highly esteemed poets such as Rebecca Foust, Dean Rader, Bucky Sinister and Javier Zamora, among others. A perfectly lovely way to spend a day becoming inspired, romanced and left in awe of magical word weavers like this bunch, the Marin Poetry Festival hosts readings May 7 at 1pm and 7pm at Dominican University’s Joanne Kyger will wax Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Blvd., San Rafael. $10. 800/301-8263 or poetic May 7. www.marinpoetryfestival.com.—Dani Burlison

Broadway, Fairfax . 464-7735. www.19broadway.com

05/07:Chris Webster and Nina Gerber Directions to venue provided upon ticket purchase. 8pm. $25. Studio E, Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.com 05/08:WTJ2 Featuring Wendy Fitz. 5-8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 05/10: Farfax Town Song Contest 9pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

05/10: Mwanza Furaha & The Professionals Jazz. With Jef Labes, piano/vocals; Wayne Colyer, saxophone; Michael J. Ilnicki, drums. 7-10pm. Panama Hotel Restaurant & Inn, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

05/11: Guitar Showcase with Teja Gerken,

BEST BET Put your Mongoose wear your mouth is! Thursday, May 12, is BIKE TO WORK DAY and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition is gearing up to make this two- and three-wheeled commuter day worth dusting off that bike seat and getting out on the open road. The coalition will provide 17 energizer stations with snacks and goodie bags, so even if you don’t care about reducing carbon emissions, working off winter weight or supporting the cycling community, you can at least get some free stuff and canoodle with cute volunteers on the way to work. After the workday is over, join Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Mike’s Bikes and WTB for an after party and bike expo where MCBC announces the Commuter of the Year and Cal Park Tunnel awards along with free drink tokens for Remember bike-to-workers... those who are willing to ride a bike for more free rubber band the legs of your Dockers! stuff. The fun commute festivities begin at 6:30am with energizer stations open until 9am throughout the county. The after party takes place 5:30pm-8pm at Marin Country Mart and the Marin Brewing Company, 1800 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. For more information or to find your local energizer station, call 415/456-3469 or visit www.marinbike.org.—Dani Burlison

Mark Goldenberg, Danny Click, Steve James 9pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 05/11:Tom Finch Group 8pm. Iron Springs Pub and Restaurant, 765 Center, Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 05/12: 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 05/12:Tin Hat Original compositions. Refreshing improvisation. With an all-star lineup featuring Mark Orton, Carla Kihlstedt, Ben Goldberg, Rob Reich. 8pm. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.com 05/12:Wanda Stafford With Si Perkoff and Hal Solin. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 05/13: Cream of Clapton Clapton tribute band. 9:30pm $17. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . 464-7735. www.19broadway.com

05/13: Pocket Change, Elliott’s Evil Plan Rock, blues. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www. georgesnightclub.com

Concerts 05/08: Russian Chamber Orchestra Works by Haydn, Glinka, Liadov, Vivaldi. Alena Tsoi, violin. Irina Behrendt, piano. 3-4pm. $18-22. Mt Tamalpais Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 664-1760. www.russianchamberorch.org

05/09: Novato Milestones Wind Ensemble Spring Concert and reception. Benedetta Dalbesio, conductor. 7:30-9:30pm. Free. San Jose Middle School, 1000 Sunset Pwy., Novato. www.novatomilestones.org

05/13-15: Mayflower Community Chorus “Island Fever.” With guest chorus Na Leo Nahenahe. 8pm May 13-14 at Marin Center Showcase Theatre, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 2pm May 15 at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1 Wellbrock Hts., San Rafael. $5-17. San Rafael. 491-9110. www.mayflowerchorus.org

Theater/Auditions 05/06-15:‘The Wizard of Oz’ Presented by the

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Stapleton Theatre Company. Shows at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat, 2pm Sun. $14-20. The Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 454-5759. www.stapletonschool.org

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

Through 05/15:‘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

Comedy 05/06:‘Jimmy Tingle for President’ Comedian and commentator for 60 Minutes II Jimmy Tingle has constructed a hilarious, politically charged one man show based on his 2008 run for the White House. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 05/11: Comedy Wednesday with Manny Maldonado, Shane Murphy and Friends Headliner Manny Maldonado has opened for Dave Chappelle and George Lopez, appeared on BET’s Comic View, and was part of the New Latin Kings of Comedy tour. 8pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

Art 05/06-15:‘21st Annual Spring Art Show’ Works by San Geronimo and Nicasio Valley artists. Reception 6:30-9pm May 6. Show hours Saturday & Sundays 12-6pm. Weekday 10-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888, ext. 252. www.sgvcc.org 05/06: Paper Quilts with Sheri Rice Make beautiful paper quilts with found and recycled papers, like book pages, newspapers, photos, & wallpaper! Cut or

tear, collage and embellish to create these personalized wall hangings. Noon-4pm. $24-30. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org 05/07-15:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Boundless Colorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Artist Hines recent works solo exhibition explores uses of color and abstraction. 11am-6pm. Gallery 111, ICB Studios 480, Gate 5 Road, Sausalito. 332-2814.

Through 06/23: Michael Moyer Watercolors.

05/07-15: Marin Open Studios at Art Works Downtown Join over 30 AWD studio artists dur-

05/07: MWPAC Candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Training Marin

ing Marin Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; annual Open Studios 2011 - first 2 weekends in May. Blocks away from the Open Studios exhibit gallery, AWD features 40,000sf of art and activities! 11am-6pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1325-1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

05/07: Personal Creativity Workshop with Cayen Robertson Every Saturday. Workshop encourages the practice of creativity for artists and non-artists alike. 10am-2pm. $28-34. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org 05/11-06/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Agglomorationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jenny Hynes; watercolor, acrylic, ink, and stitched painting. Opening reception 5-8pm May 13. 10am-5pm. Underground Gallery at Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org

05/13-06/15: Daniel Tousignant Exhibition Opening reception 6-8pm May 13. Paintings. 6-8pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com

05/13: Second Friday San Rafael Art Walk Join merchants up and down Fourth St. and discover new art, entertainment and refreshments. Visit website for map and full listing. 5-8pm. Free. Downtown , Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org/2ndFridays

Opening reception noon May 22. Noon-2pm. Free. Rock Hill Gallery, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 457-0551. www.ccctiburon.net

Talks/Lectures Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Political Action Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interactive workshop for potential candidates and campaign workers for 2011 and 2012 Marin and Sonoma races. Open to all. Bring bag lunch. 10am-3pm. $10. San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 485-1040. www.mwpac.org

05/07: Sustainable Gardening Talk and Tour Four Master Gardeners talk about beautiful gardens with easy-to-grow plants that save water, followed by a tour of demonstration gardens across the street from the library at the Falkirk mansion. 10am-noon. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3321. 05/08: Is your water healthy? Thirty minute educational talk demonstrating pH, ORP and filtration options available on the market. A focus on reusable, sustainable alternatives and health. 6-7pm. Free. Cafe Gratitude , 2200 Fourth St., San Rafael. 250-9455. www.cafegratitude.com

05/10: Speak to Me Lecture Series with Dr. Laurie Green â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Looking After Your Body : The Facts,the Fictions and the Tools to Tell the Difference.â&#x20AC;? A rare opportunity to hear words of wisdom from a witty, multitalented and compassionate Bay Area womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health champion. 6:30pm. $75. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

05/11: A List Speaker Series With Author Mary Roach In conversation with

Through 05/21: Altered Book Show/Silent Auction More than 100 Bay Area artists give new

Jane Ganahl. 7:30pm. $12-15. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.com

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

05/12:TEDxMarin:The Communication Revolution An evening addressing the trends and

Music, Dining, Dancing... Fun! Metal Shop plus the Gray Coats -

FRI MAY 6

Dance to the Best of 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hair Rock and More! [ROCK]

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05/07: Call of the Sea’s Annual Benefit for Youth Sailing Enjoy a great party and help support a hands-on sailing program for underserved youth. Live music by the Bob Hill Band, an oyster roast, dockside ship tours, and fun for the whole family. 3-6pm. $15-60. Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito. 331-3214. www.callofthesea.org 05/07-08: In Spirit Plant Sale Features a diverse assortment of flower and vegetable seedlings, perennials, shrubs which have been raised in InSpirit greenhouses and donated from local gardens and nurseries. Proceeds benefit the Marin County nonprofit. 488-0477. www.inspirit-marin.org 05/07: Open Space Spring Benefit The San Anselmo Open Space Committee will present its 22nd Annual Benefit for Ross Valley Open Space. Chris Wemmer, a retired Smithsonian scientist, will speak on hidden cameras capturing wildlife. 6:309pm. $25-30. St. John’s Church, 14 Lagunitas Road, Ross. 456-5476 .

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05/08: Guys and Divas at Book Passage in Corte Madera Bring mom along for champagne, chocolates, author reading and a live music with Slim Jenkins swing band. Dress like a diva and be eligible to win prizes. 5-7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera. 459-8969. www.bookpassage.com 05/08: Mother’s Day Brunch Hands-on class with brunch and wine. See website for menu details. 11am-3pm. $95. The Cooking School at Cavallo Point, 602 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-4799. www.cavallopoint.com 05/08: Mothers Day Barbecue Family fundraiser for Marin Audubon Society and Audubon Canyon Ranch with good food and nature hikes at an outstanding coastal wildlife preserve. Reservations encouraged. 11am-4 pm. $10-20. Volunteer Canyon, Audubon Canyon Ranch, 4800 Highway One, Stinson Beach. 453-2216. www.marinaudubon.org

05/09: Finding Jobs on LinkedIn & Monster. com Learn how to use these online resources to find jobs and network in this workshop. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Participants must create a LinkedIn account prior to class. 7:15-8:30pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. www.marinlibrary.org

05/09: Homeschooling in Marin Are you considering homeschooling your children? A panel of experienced parents will share knowledge/resources about this option many parents are choosing for their kids. 7-8:30pm. $5. Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 05/10: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com 05/10:Tiburon Single Mingle Meet new friends at this fun party at a lovely waterfront restaurant, with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Bay, includes a fun mixer game. 7-9pm. $10. Guaymas, 5 Main St., Tiburon. 507-9962. 05/11: Organic Vegetable Gardening Let Marin Master Gardener Dave Phelps teach you the basics of how to create a successful organic vegetable garden. Noon-1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427, San Rafael. 499-6058.

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Kid Stuff 05/06:West Marin Teen Dance Party Greater West Marin area Kids in grades 6-8 are invited to dance to a DJ from portable party crew-west. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org 05/07: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the culture and folklore of Mexico through music, dance and crafts. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno dance performance at 11am. Mariachi Los Cachorros performs at noon. In Studio 10 make a paper flower or a “tin” ornament as a “recurerdo” or remembrance of the day. 10am-5pm. Free with museum admission Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. www.baykidsmuseum.org

05/07: Mill Valley Library Centennial Boat Race Make a paper boat with origami master Jeremy Shafer (noon in the Creekside Room) and send it down Old Mill Creek (1pm, Old Mill Park). Kids and families welcome; old clothes and rubber boots advised. Noon-1:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x106. www.millvalleylibrary.org 05/12: Doodle Day Join the Museum and Chronicle Books for a special celebration of Doodle Day, part of Neurofibromatosis (NF)Awareness Month. 9am-4pm. Free with museum admission Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. www.baykidsmuseum.org

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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)> FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126719 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MT. TAM TECHNOLOGIES, 331 MADRONE AVE., LARKSPUR, CA 94939: DOUGLAS J. CANFIELD, 331 MADRONE AVE., LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 28, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126581 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RACHELLE & NAPOLEON FAVORITE SNACKS, 30 KLAMATH WAY, NOVATO, CA 94947: THALASSA NEWTON, 30 KLAMATH WAY, 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 10, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 11, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126706 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDEN IVY HEALTH CENTER, 712 D ST. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WENDY YE, 4888 PORTSALON WAY,

ANTIOCH, CA 94531. 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 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126700 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DYNAMIC SURVIVAL SYSTEMS, 23 CIRCLE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MATTHEW H. CAPPOLA, 23 CIRCLE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 26, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 26, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126653 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE BUILDER, 90 SEA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: RAYMOND SOMBERG, 90 SEA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 19, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126714 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RUBY’S DAY SPA, 1102 SECOND ST. STE 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LOURDES AN, 981 HACIENDA CR., ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 28, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126571 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE MARIN LISTENING AND LEARNING CENTER, 611 DRAKE AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: LAURA D. GODWIN, 611 DRAKE AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126703 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MORTGAGE SERVICES, 4304 REDWOOD HWY. SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94960: ANDREW NATHAN, 69 RAVEN RD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960; NATHAN COLLEEN, 69 RAVEN RD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. 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 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126749 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ROADSIDE BBQ, 5000 NORTHGATE MALL #135, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CAL SOL CONCEPTS LLC., 5000 NORTHGATE MALL #135, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 3, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126729 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DOUBLE RAINBOW CAFE, 860 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DALAI OTIS ENTERPRISES, INC., 860 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 29, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 29, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101724. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHRYN CORINNE MUDIE filed a petition

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Week of May 5-May 11, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You are better able than most to handle the disruptions and unexpected changes that occur when Uranus decides to spend six or seven years in your sign. Making plans can be pointless, unless you allow for unforeseen circumstances on a regular basis. What does this mean for Mother’s Day? If I were you, I’d order two sets of flowers and mail two cards. You then have a better chance of something arriving on time. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Every birthday is different, depending on what else is influencing your chart when the Sun lights up your sign. This week finds your ruler (hedonistic Venus) having mega-fun with mischievous Mercury and jolly Jupiter. So, aside from making time for Mom on Sunday, you really should be in full-on party mode right now. It’s amazing that you continue to take care of your responsibilities in spite of all this celebrating. Dependable AND pleasurable. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) You use both sides of your dual nature this week as you throw yourself into social experiences while never losing sight of your creative goals. You may not be getting much sleep, but you are getting closer to realizing your dreams. Mother’s Day gives you an opportunity to relax as the Moon in comforting Cancer works well with the Sun in tranquil Taurus. It’s OK. Even the most driven people take a day off once in a while. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Although the Sun in the dependably placid sign of Taurus is pleasantly calm, planetary dynamics are throwing a monkey wrench in the works. Judgmental Saturn in your house of emotional well-being activates your self-criticism. Erratic Uranus in your career house damages your ability to stick to a goal. Meanwhile, fateful Pluto opposing your sign brings a life lesson with every relationship. Fortunately, your mother overlooks all this and is awaiting your call. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Multiple planets in your house of travel are having an effect. You may have opportunities for journeying to faraway places—but, you may experience unexpected disruptions and delays. Keep this in mind if you are planning to go see Mom in person this weekend. One good thing about having your ruler (the Sun) in down-to-earth Taurus is enhanced patience. If you are taking a trip, you’re going to need this. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Although the predominance of impetuous Aries energy continues to keep us all on our toes for most of the week, Saturday and Sunday provide an opportunity for comforting pleasures as the Moon occupies nurturing Cancer while the Sun is in sensual Taurus—making Mother’s Day easier for those with challenging maternal relationships. Meanwhile, your ruler (witty Mercury) spends Monday in the company of friendly Venus. The art of flirting is not only simple, it is highly recommended. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Remember being a social butterfly? The long presence of serious Saturn in your sign makes you feel that someone has clipped your wings. Here’s a secret on how to deal with Saturn: When he starts interfering with your personal life, direct him to a practical problem instead. Make an overdue dental appointment; get a tune-up for your vehicle; order flowers for your Mom, revamp your resume. Once he sees you being “responsible,” he’ll butt out. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The illuminating Sun is shining a bright light on your relationship—or lack of one. It is time to figure out what expectations you have of your mate—whether this person is currently in your life or waiting in your future. An equal partnership brings out the best in you—your passion and keen perception. An unequal partnership brings out your jealousy or your talent for manipulation. Do yourself a favor and choose door number one. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Yes, your romantic life continues to rock, but your friends are feeling neglected. Try to keep in mind that love may be fleeting, but friendship should last forever. Speaking of forever, don’t forget Mother’s Day—another relationship that comes with a lifetime commitment. Meanwhile, the Sun in the practical sign of Taurus urges you to stay on top of your workload for the next couple of weeks. So much to do, so little inclination to do it... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) If you thought last weekend was difficult, this won’t make you happy. You may want to run home to Mom to escape the planetary beating your chart is experiencing. It may be a good idea for Mother’s Day: You feel protected, she feels needed; it’s a win-win situation. Relief arrives Wednesday when the recklessness of Mars is tempered by the soothing energy of Taurus. You aren’t completely out of the danger zone, but you’re heading in the right direction. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) You are now somewhat limited when seeking a break—maybe you have no time off; or you don’t have a job and are afraid to spend money on a pleasure trip. Play by responsible Saturn’s rules. Make travel plans that include purposeful activity—preferably career-advancing. For instance, don’t just go to Barcelona. Sign up for Spanish classes so that you can add “bilingual” to your resume. Saturn may be stern, but he isn’t unreasonable... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Your ruler (sensitive Neptune) gets a little peace, love and understanding over the weekend when the comforting Moon occupies the nurturing sign of Cancer. This should improve your Mother’s Day, whether celebrating your own mom or the all-encompassing Mother Nature. On Wednesday, impulsive Mars leaves your money house, making you less likely to charge an expensive digital camera to your credit card. The bad news is that last month’s Visa bill (with the video camera on it) is about to arrive. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com

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My 27-year-old girlfriend has two kids (ages 10 and 5). She is financially stable and owns her own house. We began planning to get married, but then she said she didn’t want any more children. She cites the financial burden, the time a baby would take from “us,” how she’d be starting all over again, and not wanting to do that to her body again. I think she’s being selfish, seeing me as good enough to help raise her two girls but not good enough to have a child with. I want a child who’s genetically related to me, who I can raise and form from the start. I told her, if she won’t have a baby, I won’t take the next step and get married and purchase a house together. Am I in the wrong here, or is she?—Feeling Used

A:

It’s always so cute when a man announces “WE’RE having a baby!”—as if “WE” will be getting huge, bloated, and hormonal and nuzzling the toilet bowl for nine months. And then there’s the really fun part, when WE get strapped to a table, legs spread and we’re surrounded by strangers shouting, “Push! Push!” (As if it’s sheer laziness that keeps a person from squeezing a Mack truck out a carport-sized opening.) Your fiancee was a teen mother way back before you’d get a reality series for that and has now spent over a third of her life being somebody’s mommy. Not surprisingly, she isn’t into having yet another human being to be responsible for for the next 20-plus years—understanding all too well that “Hey, can we get a new person?!” isn’t like getting another kitten (as in, what’s one more once you’ve already got two shedding on the couch?). Unfortunately, it seems you assumed there’d be some sort of kid pro quo here: You drive her kids to soccer and admire their crayonings, and she’d make you a kid of your own. You’re right to expect some really big hugs for doing the stand-in dad thing, but just because she has the womanparts doesn’t mean she owes it to you to fire up the assembly line and give you an heir. What you’re calling selfishness on her part is actually a sign of emotional health—not being so needy that she’d agree to be your baby vending machine, only to end up resentful and angry (“Here’s your lunchbox, you little snot!”). You don’t get a kid out of her by acting like one—sniffling that you’re “not good enough to have a child with” and announcing, “No baby, no marry, no housie!” Instead of trying to pout and guilt her into more motherhood, discuss this like adults to see whether there’s any wiggle room here. (Don’t get your hopes up.) As for your question about which one of you is in the wrong, you’re probably just wrong for each other. Ultimately, this could be one of those unfortunate situations where love just isn’t enough. Two people also have to want the same major things: Must love dogs. Must want kids. Need to be horsewhipped daily. Should this relationship crash and burn, try to learn from it: If you really, really want to be something’s dad, prudent family planning involves casually putting that out there as early as the first date. This isn’t foolproof, but it beats the other kind of family planning: planning to swap out the wife’s birth control pills for 30 days of Tic Tacs: “Gee, my Ortho-Novum tastes minty-fresh!”

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Last week, my 25-year-old daughter’s ex-boyfriend said hi to me in a bar, and one thing led to another, and we ended up in bed. I felt absolutely terrible about what happened, and then my daughter, out of the blue, announced that she’s finally over him. In fact, she insisted she is. Is there any way I could keep seeing him, and if so, should I tell her?—Don’t Want To Lose My Daughter

A:

A mother doesn’t risk her relationship with her daughter for just anything. In your case, somebody has to say hi. (One wonders what you’d do for “Lovely weather we’re having” or “Have a nice day.”) If you care at all about your daughter, think hard about what creepy, narcissistic competitiveness led you to go home with her ex and how creepy you’re still being, wondering how you might snag her OK to go back for seconds. Sure, your daughter said she’s over the guy. And she could be—more than anybody has ever been over anybody—and still never get over hearing her mother say, “Oh, sweetie, I bumped into your ex... and then I ground into him for hours.” ✹ © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Public Notices Continued from Page 29 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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304273 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): GOLDEN IVY HEALTH CENTER, 712 D ST. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: June 27, 2008. Under File No: 117743. Registrant’s Name(s): WEI YANG, 4983

FILAMENT CT., ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on April 27, 2011. (Pacific Sun: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1102193. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DUK IM LEE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: DUK IM LEE to HANNAH LEE; SEUNG JIN LEE TO VICTORIA SEUNG LEE; BYUNG HUN LEE TO DANIEL LEE. 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 6, 2011, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. 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 29, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GEOFFREY ROBERT FRANK. Case No. PR-1102221. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GEOFFREY ROBERT FRANK. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ROBERT CARL FRANK in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ROBERT CARL FRANK 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 31, 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: ROBERT CARL FRANK, 7200 JACINTO AVE. UNIT 18103, SACRAMENTO, CA 95823; (415) 235-7685. (Publication Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 2011)

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