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›› LETTERS The Treks of her tears I’m writing in regard to Sabrina’s letter [“Lake Schwinnbegon,” May 20, in which she criticized a large group of Drake The view from the Lake Lagunitas High students path—vastly underrated by for racing their teen cyclists? bikes around Lake Lagunitas one afternoon and “ruining the experience” for pedestrians. Sabrina suggested that bikes should be “off-limits” around the lake, as the bikers aren’t “going slow enough to enjoy the beauty of the lake”]. About 220 times over the past year I’ve set out for a relaxing bike ride to and from work over Camino Alto. Unfortunately, since Camino Alto connects Mill Valley and Corte Madera, it’s frequently used by motorists with scant regard for slower-moving vehicles. Today, however, must have been the worst. Cars came in waves speeding, passing too closely and passing on blind curves. My nerves were shattered by the end of the ride. I feel that cars should be off-limits on Camino Alto. After all, there’s always 101 and it’s not as if the cars are going slow enough to enjoy the beauty of the hill. This would apparently be Sabrina’s response if she were a cyclist rather than a walker. How does she know if the cyclists enjoy the beauty of Lake Lagunitas? I certainly do while riding. Why is her form of recreation the only acceptable one? Sabrina, do you know what portion of MMWD trails are open to mountain bikers? Exactly ZERO percent. We are only permitted on fire roads

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Hard time at Heart’s Desire Three solutions to help prevent state park closings [“State Parks Getting the Axe,” May 17]. O I, and likely many others, would be willing to pay $20 to $25 a year for a windshield decal that would allow me free access to all state parks. Of course, camping sites could remain reserved rentals. I already have a lifetime free senior pass to all national parks. This idea shouldn’t be a difficult nor expensive system to set up and operate. O County jails throughout California hold many non-violent, short-timer cons who would be pros at the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of state parks. This could lighten the state budget considerably while maybe increasing the cons’ “time-off-for-goodbehavior” some. While this idea might cause some park employees to lose their jobs, likely not as many as those who would lose their jobs by more and more parks closing. O Volunteerism. You get one, maybe two days a month from me. I have the tools and I can repair-maintain lots of stuff. You provide the materials, electricity, or gas, for the tools. One or two days a month from a bunch of folks who care about keeping parks open, perhaps combined with the above, could keep all of them open, forever. M.E. Hunt, Woodacre

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NIMBY vs. Neighborly As a founding member of Stand Up for Neighborly Novato, I am dismayed at some people’s continued efforts to mischaracterize our group in recent letters to editors and public comments. We have never advocated for a “high-density” approach to housing, but rather for a flexible and sensible approach that will ensure Novato plans for homes to accommodate seniors, young families, single parents, recent graduates, people with disabilities and the people who work in our city each day and would like to live closer to their work. Many people are suffering in the current economy, having taken pay cuts, reduced hours, or lost their jobs completely, and the high cost of housing in Marin is adding to their woes. In fact, market rate rents are going up due to higher demand, leaving many financially strained beyond reason. Stand Up for Neighborly Novato supports opportunity sites for future homes that are viable and will result in successful neighborhoods. We believe it is critical that those proposals are well designed and well managed to fit in beautifully with the character of adjacent areas. Some types of housing, such as senior housing, can support higher densities because they are smaller units and require less parking. Some places, such as near commercial areas along Novato’s North Redwood corridor, also support higher densities due to the size and scope of adjacent buildings. However, affordable home proposals adjacent to areas of primarily single-family homes should be lower density and in keeping with the scale of neighboring homes. We hope those who continue to attempt to mischaracterize us will instead put their energy toward a collaborative approach to ensure the future planning for Novato includes homes for all income levels. Marla Fields, Novato

Twisted ‘Sisters’ I read book, play or film reviews after experiencing them. This rule enables me to enjoy an artist’s work with an open mind, unobstructed by another’s opinion which may drive audiences away from

Jeanette Harrison and Dawn Scott play the title characters in the play by Nilo Cruz. That much, we know.

their own honest emotions and feelings toward art. Lee Brady’s “review” of Two Sisters and a Piano [May 20] is an example. I agree with part of Brady’s first paragraph, which sets up the play’s momentum: two sisters frustratingly under house arrest in 1991 Cuba, as Russia crumbles; then the review travels rapidly downhill with the first of its many blunders. It is not Private Victor Manuel (Matt Jones) who offers to reveal Maria Celia’s absent husband’s confiscated letters to her for her love (this is a gradual build in the play’s many tense scenes), but it is his superior Lieutenant Portuondo (Armando Rey). Brady states that “Armando Rey comes on strong, but his character disappears early on.” No, he is on stage most of the time as he moves in and out of the sisters’ apartment—first in uniform—then more casually dressed, and gradually falls in love with Maria Celia. It’s Jones’ original entrance as a bullying private who seems to disappear but then reappears in a second role as Victor Manuel, an honest piano tuner who charms Jeannette Harrison’s Sofia. Two Sisters and a Piano concludes quietly and with great subtextual strength. Brady’s review reminds me of a forgotten Chronicle critic who, years ago, reviewed a Stern Grove presentation of a ballet and really knocked it. Turns out that the work had been replaced by another ballet a few days before. Whoops, the fellow did not even attend the performance and resigned the next day. I do not accuse Brady of this; simply inattention. Give hard-working actors the correct credit they deserve. I hate to see local theater misunderstood and trounced, and perhaps not seen as it should be. Steve Stromberg, Woodacre

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hen Felecia Gaston was growing up in rural Georgia in the 1950s, taking ballet class was out of the question for a young AfricanAmerican girl. “I wanted to take ballet, and it wasn’t available because of segregation,” says Gaston, founder and executive director of Performing Stars of Marin. “I used to see these little white girls in their little leotards going to this ballet school, and it was like I was on the outside looking in. I knew I couldn’t ask my mother [to attend the school] because I knew the answer was going to be no. I longed to take ballet.” Gaston eventually did take ballet in high school, after her mother moved to Los Angeles. But that early experience of being on the outside infused Gaston with a sense of purpose and a mission that she brings to a seemingly endless list of enterprises aimed at helping disadvantaged kids in Marin. Performing Stars is one of those projects. Gaston started the organization in 1990 to connect 3- to 16-year-old kids with the life-enriching lessons in the arts. Performing Stars allows the kids to take classes in dance, music, television, radio and a host of other creative specialties. The organization also connects kids with the arts through visits to museums, the theater

and many other outlets. The arts program reaches out to disadvantaged kids across the county. Gaston has seemingly innumerable contacts among social service agencies, schools and community groups. She also spends time reaching out to families to spread the word about Performing Stars, which started life with just a handful of scholarships and students. The Marin Ballet came on board in the early days with a contribution of scholarships, which aided Gaston’s mission of bringing the arts to kids who are underserved due to economic and social barriers. Gaston says one of her goals is to reach kids as young as 3 years old, because Marin parents with the financial capability start their kids at that age on a performing arts path, and she wants kids in Performing Stars on an even footing. After Marin Ballet’s contributions, other local arts organizations contacted Gaston to participate. The Marin Theatre Company grants scholarships. And for 15 years the Mountain Play has been providing tickets and transportation that allow Gaston to take her kids to the Mountain Play. “Kids who live right in Marin but who have never been to the Mountain Play,” says Gaston. The Marin Shakespeare Company also provides scholarships. “It started mushrooming. All these arts groups 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Bridge walkers to get to know cyclists better Golden Gate Bridge pedestrians had better get used to that familiar “ping ping” of a bike bell behind them—as seismic retrofitting of the landmark expanse means cyclists will be joining walkers on the east sidewalk for a few months. As the bridge district begins Phase 3A of its $661 million construction project this week, the retrofit will focus on the Marin anchorage housing and the first north pylon, according to the district—forcing a closure of the west sidewalk, where cyclists are allowed. From now until September, when the phase is expected to be completed, cyclists and walkers will share the 10-foot-wide walkway, which squeezes to about half that width around the looming pylons. During this time, according to the district, bicyclists will have access 24 hours a day to the expanse; pedestrians will have access from sunrise to sunset. During the busy summer season, the bridge can host more than 10,000 pedestrians and 6,000 cyclists in a single day.

San Marin High grad, blues musician involved in fatal accident Kimberly Augusto, a 20-year-old Petaluma resident and 2009 San Marin High graduate, died May 31 after her car spun out on Highway 101 and was hit by a van carrying blues guitarist Eric Gales and members of his band. According to the Highway Patrol, Augusto’s car was heading north near San Antonio Road, just past the Redwood Landfill, around 1am when it began swerving; it hit a guardrail and stopped perpendicular to traffic. The van that struck the car was northbound, traveling at about 70mph. Augusto was pronounced dead at the scene; alcohol has not been reported as a factor in the accident. The van’s passengers—Gales, 36; drummer Hubert Crawford, 52; Paul Taylor, 37; and Raymond Freeman, 46—were treated for minor injuries. Gales is a nationally known blues musician, with nine major-label albums to his credit and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Carlos Santana. In a Twitter post following the accident, Gales wrote:“Thank you everyone for the love and support. It means the world. Please keep her family and her in your prayers.” Novato Sanitary cleans up its act The Novato sewer board unclogged itself last week when it finally got the necessary three votes to name a replacement for retired board member Jim Fritz. Jean Mariani joins the Novato Sanitary District board, bringing her experience as a past president of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies to a district rife with divisiveness and, at times, petty infighting. Directors Mike DiGiorgio and Bill Long had been supporting Mariani throughout the stalemate and on May 26 director George Quesada—who’d stormed out of a previous meeting in protest—finally acquiesced to his fellow board members’ wishes; fourth director Dennis Welsh—who’d supported Suzanne Brown Crow, a fellow critic of Veolia 10 > 8 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 3 - JUNE 9, 2011


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1. Pictured, right: In the 1 middle of the San Francisco Bay, just south of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, lies Red Rock Island (for sale for $22 million!). What three counties converge on this rock? 2. How many items make up a baker’s dozen? 3. What two Caribbean nations have the largest populations? (Half of the residents of the Caribbean live here.) 4. What 1851 novel, written by Herman Melville, begins with the words “Call me Ishmael”? 5. Pictured, below: Logos without words: identify the company or product.

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6. TV diva and self-made billionaire Oprah Winfrey recently ended her TV show after how many seasons? 7. Spent coffee grounds can be used as fertilizer in gardens because of the beneficial nature of what chemical element? 8a. The Tony Awards, to be given out June 12, are awarded for success in what? 8b. What star of Doogie Howser, M.D. will host this award ceremony (for a second time)? 9. September 1, 1939, is generally considered the start of World War II, when Germany attacked what country? 10. How many consecutive integers, beginning with negative 20, must be added to get a sum of +21?

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VPam Salvatore of Greenbrae and Gloria De Maria of San Rafael were concerned about the increasing number of less-fortunate folks in our wealthy county. They decided to match the needs of local charities with quality goods from their own closets and offered to pick up donations from friends and neighbors. The successful grassroots effort has grown substantially in six months, with more than 80 regular donors, including the largest contributor, the No Name Bar in Sausalito. Pam and Gloria now send out a monthly email requesting a specific item, like men’s shoes for Image for Success or a jar of peanut butter for the Ritter Center Food Pantry. Incredibly, our Heroes still manage to pick up every donation personally. To learn more, email charityofthemonthmarin@gmail.com. Many thanks, Pam and Gloria.

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WA Tale of Three Cities synopsis: three drunken-driving arrests in three days in three cities for Timothy James McGowan of Mill Valley. The drama begins on May 18, in San Rafael. According to police reports, McGowan, 50, attempts to enter a closed bank, makes a getaway in his VW Bug and gets arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. He posts bail. The next day, San Francisco police arrest McGowan on suspicion of DUI and release him. Chapter 3 plays out on May 20, when Novato police arrest McGowan for drunken driving and discover he’s been a busy boy for the last three days. Bail increases to $50K. We hope this sobering story ends with the antagonist learning from his mistakes, but for now, we rate the whole saga a Zero. —Nikki Silverstein

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The eyes were the pointed out. While 20th century controlwindow to Marin’s soul 35 group studies reported in the British Mediyears ago this week. Or, at cal Journal and the Journal of the American least they were for one Fair- Medical Association found that the accuracy of diagnoses by iridologists was on par years ago fax optometrist—and not merely because he could with a person who was guessing blindly, so spot a vasectomy across a crowded room. to speak, Carter was not deterred. He told “Josh Carter likes to tell the story of Williams of the time he’d seen a man for how in a roomful of men he can tell which a routine eye examination and was able have had vasectomies,” reported the Pacific to see that he’d once been stabbed with a Sun in early June of 1976. “Of course, he sharp object beneath the wing bone. “He has to look closely at their eyes.” was astonished,” Carter recalled. “But he Luckily, that was the only thing he had remembered that when he was in eighth to look closely at to verify his suspicions. grade a classmate accidentally stabbed him But it was vive la difference for the vive vas in the back with an artist’s compass. It just deferens to Carter, whose vasectomy visage missed the heart.” was only a snippet of his true talent—a But it wasn’t long before Carter’s vision calling that was more misunderstood than stretched beyond iridology. After his Fairthe bottom line of an eye chart. fax practice became more firmly estabThis 29-year-old optometrist wanted lished, he embarked on research into the nothing more than to gaze deeply into his world’s first extended-wear soft contact patients’ eyes. lenses. Later he opened Carter, you see, was the Marin Eye Institute an iridologist—a person to concentrate on clinistudied in the “science” cal work in the “vision of diagnosing illnesses sciences” and went on through reading color to found medical device and pattern changes in manufacturing comthe iris. panies. Meanwhile, he “The public health continued to consult and value of iridology has lecture on the benefits of been ignored,” Carter lairidology, as well as his mented to Sun reporter other passions—Chinese Joanne Williams in her medicine, integrated story, “The Eyes Have It.” healthcare and contact The eyes, he told her, offer lenses. early warnings of condiCarter moved from tions that could be treated Bel Marin Keys to San before they become acute. Francisco in 2006; he says “Structural defects, chemhe fondly recalls that old ical imbalances, toxemias, Carter, with a diagnostic iridology eye Pacific Sun story from inherent weaknesses and chart, 1976. “when [he] became predispositions, tensions, a figure in iridology endocrine disorders and the physical con- around the planet.” Carter, 64, was dealt a dition of all specific organs and systems of blow last year when he was diagnosed with the body are observed through direct iris ALS. But he remains in good spirits and examination,” he said. spends his days writing poetry and workAccording to lore, the roots of iridoling on a 500-year chronology of his Carter ogy date back to 1866, when a Hungarian lineage, which dates back to the reign of youth named Ignatz von Peczely, accidenHenry VIII and features Carters in the tally broke the leg of an owl he was playing early days of the Massachusetts Bay colony, with. At the time of the break he noticed at the Battle of Lexington in the Revolua dark stripe appear in the bird’s iris. But tionary War and as an Army captain in as the leg healed, the stripe became a tiny the North African campaign of World black spot. Years later as a medical student, War II. He sent us several of his poems, von Peczely noticed similar changes in and we thought we’d close with this final patients’ irises—lesions would appear verse from a piece he wrote this year called corresponding to certain states of disease; “Light of a Thousand Days”: color changes would be affected by diet. For where I am is where I am going Von Peczely then published the first writAnd that I Am ten work on iris diagnosis—and iridology Soon enough everywhere and always. was born. As night reveals the day. < His treatise was largely ignored, Carter Email Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com.

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Larkspur limits outdoor smoking “When your heart’s on fire... smoke gets in your eyes,” the Platters famously sang. Well, the smoke won’t be irritating doo-wop groups in Larkspur anymore, as the city unanimously passed an ordinance regulating secondhand smoke and limiting exposure to tobacco smoke in public areas. The ordinance, now in effect, calls for a 20-foot nonsmoking “buffer zone” from building entrances and service lines, as well as smoke-free parks and other outdoor public areas and events. Additionally, the city is requiring that 80 percent of its multi-unit housing “common areas” be smoke-free by 2012. According to the city of Larkspur, studies have shown that more than 85 percent of Californians approve of outdoor smoking bans. County managing program mismanaged, says grand jury The county of Marin is not managing much for results from its Managing for Results program, according to the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. The grand jury this week released a report in support of the county’s 6-year-old process intended to closely monitor the progress of county agencies in achieving established goals, but also found that Marin’s goal of actually implementing the plan had not been monitored. The grand jury, in its report titled “Managing for Results: Distraction or Game Changer,” says that in 2005 the county officially implemented the Managing for Results plan, which, similar to plans in other counties, defines specific goals in the county’s Strategic Plan and establishes the strategies needed to reach those goals. Individual county departments then set policies and programs with those goals in mind and are closely monitored to determine if those policies and programs are effective. Funds are then allocated to the programs that are shown to be most effective in reaching the overall county goals.

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< 8 The Star maker of Marin really want to reach these children, and Performing Stars is the link to the families. We make sure the kids know about classes and we take care of all the paperwork.” In addition to reaching out to schools and community organizations to spread the word about the opportunities Performing Stars offers, Gaston makes sure parents, guardians and grandparents know about available performing arts scholarship. “I knock on doors. I know people. I go to the childcare centers.” Through her seemingly untiring work to spread the message, and using her offices at the Housing Authority of Marin, parents and guardians get the message and ask for registration information. “As long as you show a need and you can’t afford [classes and programs], Performing Stars can help.” Gaston says families receiving scholarships cover a broad range. “Say [for example] a family in Gaston founded Performing Stars in 1990. Novato where the husband might be laid off and the mother is working. The last thing on their minds are ballet lessons. We resident. Now 26, she joined Performing are able to help them.” Stars when she was just 8. She’s currently In addition to concentrating on the per- working full-time as a teacher’s aide and forming arts, Gaston’s organization teaches credits Performing Stars with helping her kids manners and grooming. “I learned a stay out of trouble, equipping her with lesson when taking kids to, social skills and overcomsay, the Marin Symphoing her shyness. Gaston BE A STAR ny. I remember the first was painfully shy as a kid, year—they didn’t know To make donations and for and her experience in the more information about Perhow to act, and they were arts, like Baker’s, helped forming Stars and the music running up and down the overcome the roadblock. festival, contact 415/332aisles. Part of what we do (Overcome is a world8316 or performingstars@ is incorporate social skills.” class understatement.) sbcglobal.net. Toward that end, PerformRhonicia Douglasing Stars takes kids to resBland lives in San Rafael. taurants and other social Now 26, she was enrolled venues. “I like hands-on,” says Gaston. “You in Performing Stars for 10 years, starting don’t just read a book about it. You give when she was 6. She received her bachthem a real life experience.” elor’s degree in psychology from Howard Performing Stars can boast an imUniversity in 2008. She’s now distributing pressive roster of graduates. Some have resumes and interviewing for job opporremained in the arts; others have taken tunities. She says Performing Stars taught the skills and self-confidence they gained her to take directions, work in a group as and applied them in other endeavors. John a “team player” and gave her an outlet to Lam is one of Gaston’s “graduates” who release stress. She also says the Performing stayed with the arts. When Gaston started Stars program was like an extended family her outreach to various communities in support system. the county, she went to a childcare center Those experiences are far from uncomin San Rafael’s Canal district and asked mon among Performing Stars graduates, whether any of the kids at the center want- and the success of the programs makes ed to take ballet. A 3-year-old Vietnameseit easy to understand why it’s achieved American, John Lam, raised his hand. widespread acclaim and support from “Now he’s at the Boston Ballet,” says a community organizations, the county, proud Gaston. She’s like a mom to the kids local businesses and the Marin Commuin her programs. After receiving one of nity Foundation, which has helped back the Performing Stars scholarships with the Performing Stars for years. Gaston’s forceMarin Ballet, Lam eventually attended the of-nature personality has helped garner National Ballet School in Canada. He has that support and encourage partnerships received numerous international honors throughout the county. and awards for excellence. “He was desPrograms like Performing Stars need tined,” says Gaston, “and all he needed was constant financial contributions to confor someone to open the doors for him.” tinue. Just like other arts organizations, Many of the other 150 or so kids Performing Stars has found it harder to enrolled each year in Performing Stars secure grants and contributions in the last programs earn their place at the table by few years, according to Gaston. The scholtranslating their experience in the perarships as well as in-kind donations go a forming arts. Chaeta Baker is a Marin City long way toward supporting the organiza-

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tion, but hard cash also is a necessity. Gaston is getting ready to produce a major fundraiser for Performing Stars. On Sept. 5, from noon to 6pm at the corner of Drake Avenue and Donahue Street in Marin City, an impressive lineup of musicians—and music lovers—will gather for the annual Marin City Blues, Jazz & Soul Party in the Park. This year’s event will celebrate a music festival that stretches back to 1974, when the event was called the Marin City Community Festival. A highlight will be a tribute to blues legends who played the Fillmore in the ’50s and ’60s. Among those who will perform and receive honors are California Red, Curtis

Lawson, Fillmore Slim and Bobby Webb. (Gaston currently is wrapping up details to confirm the roster of female blues artists.) The blues headliner this year will be Joe Louis Walker. In addition to the music, festival guests will be able to sample ethnic food and browse arts and crafts. The event is free, but donations are always welcome (and needed). Gaston says she estimates that the event will cost about $50,000 to produce, and she hopes to collect about $10,000 beyond that to fund Performing Stars programs. When the festival began, guests numbered in the low hundreds. These days, the event attracts about 6,000 people during its daylong run,

But according to the report, too few of the departments actually made implementing the Managing for Results process one of its goals. Still, the grand jury thinks the program is worth its middling cost—the jury estimates $1.5 million a year— and recommends that the county apply the strategy to all 23 of its departments, do a better job of communicating the program to staff, seek advice from other counties that have implemented Managing for Results, update software to align with the program and better monitor its results.

Marin beaches A-OK, says bacteriawatchdog group Marin beaches made quite a splash in the 21st annual Beach Report Card released recently—with nearly all of the county’s beaches in the survey receiving A+ grades from the Santa Monica-based nonprofit Heal the Bay. The study measured bacteria levels during both dry and rainy periods in the waters of 350 California beaches to evaluate the health risks of swimming or surfing at a particular location. According to Heal the Bay, studies show that swimming in water with bacteria levels can make one “seriously ill.” “The water may look fine, but it could be teeming with microorganisms that can cause severe stomach flu, respiratory illness and debilitating ear, nose and throat infections,” the group says on its website. Only two Marin beaches failed to earn perfect marks in both dry and rainy weather— Miller Park in Marshall and Schoonmaker Beach in Sausalito received C grades for their bacteria levels during dry weather. Heal the Bay says it differentiates between wet and dry weather because water quality “significantly drops” following rain, rebounding to normal levels within a few days. While Heal the Bay admits it can’t quantify the risk of swimming in water with higher levels of bacteria, its website states that about “one in 25 beachgoers will get sick swimming or surfing in polluted water near a flowing storm drain. Many D and F beaches are near these outfalls. Other poorly performing beaches are frequently near piers or in enclosed marinas and harbors with poor circulation.” Others sources of bacteria, according to the group, include leaky septic systems nearby, cracked sewer pipes, animal droppings carried in by urban runoff and “unscrupulous boat owners” who empty their raw waste into the sea. Sometimes the bacteria is the result of a leaky septic system nearby or a cracked sewer pipe. The worst-performing beaches in the report—receiving F’s for water quality—were mostly from Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. San Francisco beaches received mostly A-plus’s, though Candlestick Point and Fort Funston (near Lake Merced) received wet-weather F’s.

according to Gaston. for the Phoenix Project, an innovative Funds generated at the festival will help program she started, based in Marin City, launch a new program called Blues in to guide young men away from violence Schools. Bay Area musicians are on tap to and crime by offering positive alternatives. educate kids about the history of the blues The Phoenix Project has generated some and its migration from the Deep South encouraging success and has attracted supthrough the Midwest, Chicago and Kansas port from county supervisors, law enforceCity on its way to the West Coast. Students ment agencies and the Housing Authority will learn about the blues through songs, of Marin, among other agencies. lectures and storytelling. They’ll learn to Providing an alternative outlet, a creative write their own blues and path away from shyness perform with local blues I used to see these little and that feeling of being on musicians at community the outside are keys to the white girls in their little success of Performing Stars performances. Gaston is seeking do- leotards going to this programs. “Many of them nations of cash, both now ballet school, and it was are very successful, the ones and at the time of the feswho stick with us. The ones tival, but also welcomes like I was on the outside who don’t, we pick them up additional sponsorships looking in. in the Phoenix Project,” says and raffle prizes. Best Gaston with a laugh that’s Buy is continuing a tradionly half joking. tion since moving to Marin City—this year When Gaston was a kid, her mother, it will donate a 60-inch flat-screen televi- who worked in a post office in Atlanta, sion. Other raffle prizes will include a gui- told her a story that would echo through tar autographed by the blues legends who the years and across a cultural and geoperform and many other items, including graphical divide. “There was a man who contributions from Bay Area musicians. would come to the post office, and he In addition to producing the music feswould give her free tickets to take me and tival and serving as the executive director my sister to different theater performances of Performing Stars, Gaston also is starting in Atlanta. That was kind of unusual. He a new program called Passport to the was a white man, she told me. He saw Future. Donations will help kids realize something in her.” He wanted to share his their performing arts dream by providing appreciation for the arts. them with items such as ballet slippers and That’s the same kind of connection and leotards. “You also can support a child’s generosity that Marin residents, organizadreams by contributing enough money, tions, businesses and government agensay $1,000, to help pay for transportation cies contribute to make Performing Stars for 12 kids to go to performing arts class. successful. We’re making [the contribution amount] And how could they resist Gaston, a flexible because we recognize that times force of nature? < are tight,” says Gaston. Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com Along with Performing Stars of Marin, the new fundraising program and the muIt’s your county, speak up at sic festival, Gaston is also the guiding light ›› pacificsun.com

Chef drops Plate Marin’s first head-to-tail dining hot spot, Plate Shop, is looking more headless this week, as much-touted chef Kim Alter cut her apron strings with the Sausalito restaurant Tuesday, and was followed out the door by most of the kitchen staff. Alter blamed “irreconcilable differences” with the restaurant owners as the reason for her swift departure from the 4-month-old Caledonia Street restaurant, according to local foodie website Tablehopper.com, and suggested she’d already lined up a new gig prior to leaving. A Plate Shop line cook had written a blog post earlier in the week detailing tensions between the kitchen staff and the front-of-house staff, but the item was quickly taken down. Meat cook Steve Matkovich will reportedly stay on as interim chef; he’ll have to move swiftly to create a new taste for Plate, as Alter requested the restaurant no longer use the menu she created.—Jason Walsh JUNE 3 - JUNE 9, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 11


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series of stop signs in a Novato residential neighborhood and knocked pedestrians Melody and Aaron Osheroff out of a crosswalk. Aaron Osheroff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg had to be amputated. Souza was shaking his head and saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I got to say isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9-year-old girl,â&#x20AC;? when an ofďŹ cer walked him off the exercise yard in the aftermath of Schaeferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stabbing, according to court documents. In a motion requesting that the heavily tattooed Souza be moved to the jail, the inmateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Gerald Schwartzbach, said his client had written letters to relatives and friends who never received them. The motion also said that Souza had not received books sent to him and that letters his attorneys mailed had been opened and repackaged before being delivered to him. If ofďŹ cers felt a need to inspect the legal mail, they should have done so in front of Souza, Schwartzbach says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although I appreciate your representation that the institution is short-staffed, it does not appear to me that the mishandling of Mr. Souzaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mail is the result of inadequate staff,â&#x20AC;? Schwartzbach wrote in a ROBERT VENTE

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he first piece of a trilogy called “Remembering Lawrence,” in Anna Halprin’s new work, “Song of Songs,” was performed last weekend at her Kentfield outdoor dance deck. A deeply personal work inspired by erotic sketches Lawrence Halprin made while serving in the Navy during World War II, it’s not just a dance. The audience started with a “sensory walk” and could then view the drawings and do some sketching of their own in the studio, then go out to the redwood deck to participate in a movement exercise led by the famous dance guru herself, who turns 91 next month. “You have all of the tools you need to be a dancer,” she assured everyone. “What’s wonderful about movement is how it can create a feeling state.” Halprin then talked

2009, at age 93; he and Anna had about her husband, how they met been married 70 years. at the University of Wisconsin and The dance, which takes place on fell in love at first sight, about the the large redwood deck Lawrence trials of the war and separation. Her Halprin designed, is the emotional grandson, Jahan Khalighi, read his highlight and climax of the piece; poem about his grandfather. And an erotically charged impression of the dance performance was folthe beginning of the Halprins’ life lowed by audience singing and a together. Dancers Shinichi and Dana gathering with wine, apples, raisins, Iova-Koga are a young couple who grapes and hummus, at the end of reenact many of the poses in the another walk through a shady path drawings as well as phrases from lined with forget-me-nots. Lawrence’s letters, Lawrence Halprin read by Jim Cave, was an internationally while Dohee Lee renowned landscape COMING SOON sings and dances. architect who deThe 31st annual Planetary The piece closes signed Stern Grove, Dance, Saturday, June 11, Santos with the lovers on the FDR Memorial, Meadow, Mt. Tamalpais State the ground, still, the approach to Park. Main event, 11am; sunrise ceremony at the peak of Mt. Tam, entwined together, Yosemite Falls and 5:40am. Info: Planetarydance.org. while Cave reads other public spaces. a letter the young He died in October

lieutenant wrote to his bride in May 1945, just after the news of the German surrender reached the troops in the Pacific theater. It is an optimistic spark before the couple is reunited, move to Marin, become parents, carve spectacularly successful artistic careers and build 70 years of marriage: “Darling I’m so thankful it’s done there. Ours continues here—but it can’t last forever now—we’ll have our whole world back again fairly soon—all of a piece where I can sing over and over I love you I love you I love you and have you whisper back in my ear, your head against mine, I love you.” < Write to Julie at jvader@pacificsun.com.

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ast time we met here, I denigrated the 40 percent of men who cheat on their partners. Of course, they deserved it. Yet, I must admit it gave me pause when a few thoughtful readers pointed out those unfaithful men canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cheat by themselves. Leaving gay men and porn addiction out of the equation, it struck me that the readers were indicting my sisters. As open-minded as you all know me to be, it simply never occurred to me that my upstanding gal pals might be involved in duplicitous affairs. I always thought men cheated exclusively with their maids. Or, possibly the baby sitters. I decided to conduct scientiďŹ c research on the subject, so I dialed up some women I know. Even if sentenced to Guantanamo, I will never reveal the identity of the women who agreed to speak under the cloak of anonymity. (Unless I ďŹ nd out they cheated with one of my beaus, then all bets are off.) I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment on the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories, because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m quite sure the opinions and judgments from our male readers will sufďŹ ce. Each woman lives in Marin and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m saying. Here are their stories: Woman #1 She dated Adam on and off. The last time they broke up, she felt there was unďŹ nished business between them. Closure. She wanted it and Adam didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give it. A year later, he married another, a stranger to Woman #1. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t obsessed about it; however, she felt a twinge in her tummy every time she thought of him with his wife. Three months into his marriage, Woman #1 ran into him at a coffee shop late in the day. After chatting for a while, they decided to take their conversation to a nearby bar. Two drinks later and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the way to her place for a little talking and a lot of schtupping. Adam claimed his wife was out of town visiting her sister and he had no qualms about spending the night in Woman #1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bed. In the morning, the lovers discussed their failed relationship. He told her a piece of his heart would always remain with her. Woman #1 didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife that night. She justiďŹ ed her behavior by believing she deserved a ďŹ nal night with him; she needed closure to move on. His wife was a stranger to her, so it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like she was cheatingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he was. Finally, she would never tell, and what his wife didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt her. Later, Woman #1 felt wracked with guilt about the encounter. She confessed to her

best friend and immediately recognized her excuses as total nonsense. In fact, she shared the story with me in the hopes that it might sway a sister and keep her from making the same mistake. Woman #2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does it count as cheating if you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know he was married?â&#x20AC;? asks Woman #2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good question,â&#x20AC;? I answer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When did you ďŹ nd out?â&#x20AC;? It took her a month to ďŹ gure out he was married. She admits to ignoring obvious signs along the way. Boris never took her to his place, because it was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;messy man cave.â&#x20AC;? Sometimes his cell number showed up on her Caller ID, although a blocked number frequently showed up as well. Not a big deal, except he denied having a home phone, said he always called her from his cell and that her Caller ID must be broken. Woman #2 Googled him and discovered the truth. Even then, the weasel lied and said he was separated. A quick drive to his house and a few hours of surveillance proved him a liar. Boris changed his story, now saying he was in the process of separating. Woman #2 hung in there, eventually giving up after his wife gave birth to his child. (I know I said I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judge or comment, but Woman #2 is either an idiot, in major denial or quite possibly both. And, no, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a friend of mine.) Woman #3 Carrying on a long-term affair with a married man, Woman #3 makes no excuses and has no regrets. She shares her story with few people, realizing the social taboos surrounding this type of relationship. In a matter-of-fact tone, she tells me she loved him, probably from the ďŹ rst time they met. Chuck was honest with her about his marriage, needs and desires. Woman #3 agreed to the terms of their affair and both upheld their end of the bargain. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to Woman #3 that we understand that no money changed hands and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a relationship of convenience for either one of them. They loved each other, treated one another with respect and enjoyed their many years together. Woman #3 knew Chuck wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave his family. She stayed with Chuck until she wanted more. Fortunately, she found more, and he came with no restrictions. Three women, three cheating stories. For once, I have nothing more to say. < Email:nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com

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s there such a thing as too much great live music in one month? If not, then June 2011 is pushing the envelope. Let’s start off by simply listing the musical entertainment slated for a single weekend this month. On Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, the North Bay will host not one, but three topnotch music festivals. The 28th annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music will feature shows by Wonderbread 5, Carlene Carter and Mill Valley native (and Austin, Texas transplant) Noelle Hampton, among others, on two outdoor stages. The same weekend, Sonoma County’s 33rd annual Health and Harmony Festival will feature a gaggle of top national acts as well as some great local bands—such as headliners Primus, Jose Neto Band with Steve Kimock, El Radio Fantastique, Moonalice and MC Yogi. And if that isn’t enough, my favorite party of the year, the 34th annual Fairfax Festival, also occurs that weekend. The main-stage lineup is full of great local talent: Saturday includes Cup o’ Joe, Jenny Kerr, Sage, Beso Negro and Chrome Johnson (with special guest Ryan Scott on trumpet). Sunday features Jamie Clark Band, Danny Click (whose recent

Texas Blues nights at the Sleeping Lady have been amazing!), Kinky Buddha (featuring Aaron Redner from Hot Buttered Rum and Chris Haugen), and the Monophonics (Fairfax Fest debut!). Also, don’t miss the goldenvoiced Kelly Peterson along with Jerry Hannan at the Redwood stage on Saturday at 2:30pm. As always, those who stay in Fairfax after the festival on Saturday have a choice of three venues with fantastic music going late into the night. The Sleeping Lady will showcase the fresh, soulful sound of Spark and Whisper (now in possession of their debut CD); Vinyl and Monophonics team up for a two-band, all-night funk-a-thon (with special guests!) at 19 Broadway; and Peri’s Bar hosts three bands on the patio in the evening—Jamie Clark, The Royal Deuces and Soul Pie (featuring Tommy Odetto)—as well as three bands inside at night—Elephant Listening Project, 35R and Honeydust (direct from their East Coast tour). On Saturday, June 18, McNears Beach Park in San Rafael will host local filmmaker Chris Furbee’s sixth annual Furb on the Green, a music festival aimed at raising awareness of and money for a cure for Huntington’s

disease—it boasts a great musical lineup every year. The 2011 performers are Thieves of Reason, Lumanation, Tres Mojo, Ik Nak Fu, Bone Ready and Character Zero. Food, beverages and local microbrews will be for sale. Carpooling is recommended as there is a $10 fee per car within the park and dogs should be left at home, please. The good folks at Murphy Productions will present two great shows this month at the Palm Ballroom of the Seafood Peddler Restaurant in San Rafael. On Friday, June 24, Landsdale Station (featuring Chip Roland on keyboards and Carlos Reyes on violin) will play a special benefit for the wellness fund of their vocalist Judge Murphy. Murphy, formerly of the band ZERO, has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is awaiting a transplant. Then on Saturday, June 26, the one-and-only David Lindley stops by for a rare local show. Multi-instrumentalist Jim Rothermel passed away May 16 due to complications from leukemia at the age of 69. The San Rafael resident was a master woodwind player who had been featured on over 100 recordings by such artists as Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison and

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Maria Muldaur. Part of the Bay Area music scene since 1966, he was a longtime member of the Christmas Jug Band and was featured on the 1987 Grammy Award-winning album A Tribute to Steve Goodman. Rothermel also performed at numerous Bread & Roses events over the years and taught music at Sonoma State University, as well as Delta and Santa Rosa junior colleges. His music and presence will be sorely missed. Hats off to the wonderful people (Ethan, Lucy, Mark, Sierra) behind the recent eighth annual Rock & Rose Concert. Eight kick-ass rock bands in one day in your backyard despite some unexpected showers... you guys rock! THE BEAT congratulates Miles Schon, Tim Baker, Dylan Eastman and company for opening for none other than the oneand-only KISS (!) Sunday at Raley Field in Sacramento for the Walk for Rock. Southern Pacific Smokehouse in Novato is up and running with live music all week long. Bonnie Hayes will be there June 17, Lynn Asher June 21 and Matt Eakle June 25. Rancho Nicasio hosts a killer double bill of Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys and Red Meat Sunday, June 26. George’s has a great June lineup with The Edge reuniting Saturday, June 11, awardwinning rockers Petty Theft on June 10 and Lumanation featuring Bobby G. with the Cole Tate Band Saturday, June 25. Hot upand-coming bluegrass pickers the Jugtown Pirates will play Iron Springs Brewery on Wednesday, June 29. Speaking of bluegrass, word on the street is that the talented David Thom will play Nick’s Cove in Marshall the second Tuesday of each month starting in June. In Mill Valley, 142 Throckmorton hosts its annual DjangoFest June 9-12. Featuring Hot Club bands from around the U.S. as well as Europe, this celebration of Django Reinhardt and Gypsy jazz genre is a must-see, with workshops for instrumentalists all weekend long. Please go to 142throckmortontheatre.org for more info. < 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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TUESDAY, JUNE 7 Auction Hunters Between American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and now this, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a matter of time before thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a series about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stuff That Might Be In Your Carport.â&#x20AC;? Spike TV. 7pm. Taken When his teenage daughter is abducted in Paris, a retired CIA agent flies into action to save her from her abductors and stop her from getting that unfortunate misspelled French tattoo. (2008) FX. 8pm. Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America A fond look back at a time when a singer didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need six-pack abs and a pimped Escalade to be successful. KQED. 9pm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Killing Bin Laden Th i s re co u n t i n g of the attack in Pakistan is sure to include some bad computer animat i o n . We d i d nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; t know the terrorist leader was killed when Donkey Kong dropped a barrel on him. Discovery Channel. 8pm. Tombstone Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the Clanton Gang face off in the dusty streets of Tombstone. This is the all-star â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s version, not to be confused with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s remake, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Empowering Encounter at the Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m OK/Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re OK Corral.â&#x20AC;? (1993) The boys, during their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;gangstaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; period, Tuesday at 9. CMTV. 9:30pm.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 So You Think You Can Dance This is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Las Vegas Callbacksâ&#x20AC;? episode, which sounds a lot like a euphemism for something involving a medical clinic and shots. Fox. 8pm. Man-Eating Super Snake This is likely an exaggeration, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man-Annoying Super Snakeâ&#x20AC;? doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound nearly as interesting. Animal Planet. 8pm. CMTV Music Awards 2011 Like the Emmys but with fewer piercings and teeth. CMTV. 8pm. Mancation Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mancationâ&#x20AC;? until the third lap dance. Travel Channel. 11pm.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Finding Bigfoot The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization sounds like the kind of serious scientific research group that meets in the basement while Mom zaps up some delicious nachos upstairs. Animal Planet. 7pm. Challenge Tonight, the pastry chefs make â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s themed cakes. It takes a lot of meringue to get the Flock of Seagulls cake just right. Food Network. 8pm. M T V M ov i e Awa rd s Like the Oscars but with more tattoos, cleavage and Jack Black movies. Perhaps the series will tie together all the loose ends from the ďŹ lm. Monday, 9pm. MTV. 9pm. MONDAY, JUNE 6 MasterChef At some point there should be an equal number of weight-loss reality shows and cooking reality shows. Fox. 8pm. Single Ladies Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a series based on a Beyonce song. VH1. 9pm. Teen Wolf Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a series based on a bad Michael J Fox movie from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s, which is infinitely more troubling. MTV. 9pm.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 Love Bites A new onehour romantic comedy anthology features three different story vignettes. It sounds a lot like Love, American Style, but the risk of seeing Jo Anne Worley in platform heels is not nearly so high. NBC. 10pm. Mounted in Alaska. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about taxidermists. It only sounds dirty. History Channel. 10pm. < Critique That TV Guy at letters@paciďŹ csun.com.

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Francesco Scianna in Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘Baaria,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

Baaria (2:30) Sweeping historical epic looks at 50 tumultuous years in the life of a Sicilian village. O Bill Cunningham New York (1:26) Loving portrait of the New York Times’ octogenarian fashion photographer, pop anthropologist and all-around man about town. O Bridesmaids (1:29) Lovelorn Kristen Wiig endures the barbaric rituals of modern matrimony when her BFF Maya Rudolph gets hitched. O Cave of Forgotten Dreams (1:29) Filmmaker extraordinaire Werner Herzog explores the nearly inaccessible reaches of Cave Chauvet in France, home to the oldest (30,000-year-old) visual artwork in human history. O The Double Hour (1:36) Acclaimed Italian thriller about the seemingly idyllic romance between a chambermaid and a former cop. O Everything Must Go (1:36) Dramedy stars Will Ferrell as an alcoholic at the end of his rope who hopes to start anew with a life-cleansing yard sale. O First Grader (2:00) True tale of an elderly Mau Mau veteran who wants to learn to read and write alongside the students at a new elementary school. O The Hangover Part II (1:50) Several AlkaSeltzers later, the bachelor-party boys head to Bangkok for a tasteful, romantic wedding ceremony and end up with pervasive language, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use. O The Importance of Being Earnest Manhattan’s Roundabout Theatre presents its Tony-nominated production of the Oscar Wilde comedy classic; Brian Bedford stars as Lady Bracknell. O Incendies (2:10) French twins head to their late mother’s Middle Eastern homeland to try to unlock the secrets of her mysterious life. O Kung Fu Panda 2 (1:35) Sequel finds Po living la vida panda in an idyllic valley kingdom until marauding villains force him into action; Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin O

Hoffman supply the voices. O Midnight in Paris (1:34) Woody Allen’s latest expatriate romance stars Owen Wilson as a dissatisfied modern-day Yank who discovers that he can travel at will to the Paris of Scott, Zelda and Gertrude Stein. O Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2:17) Johnny Depp is back as Cap’n Jack Sparrow, grappling with a fearsome Penelope Cruz and searching for the Fountain of Youth; Rob Marshall directs. O Queen to Play (1:36) Lyrical French film about a Corsican chambermaid (Sandrine Bonnaire) and her obsession with the coldly beautiful sport of chess. O Rio the Movie (1:36) A Minnesota macaw flies down to Rio to hook up with a comely Carioca and gets mixed up with kidnappers instead. O Super 8 (1:52) J.J. Abrams’ Zapruderesque thriller about a group of kids who inadvertently film an ultra-spooky conspiracy-laden catastrophe. O 13 Assassins (2:06) Action-packed Japanese epic about 13 freelance samurai who methodically dispatch an evil warlord’s army of 200 soldiers. O Thor (2:10) The Marvel Comics Nordic god/superhero finds himself in a 3D movie with Natalie Portman! O La Traviata (2:16) Direct from London’s Royal Opera House it’s diva extraordinaire Renee Fleming in Verdi’s timeless tale of lust, love and loss. O Water for Elephants (2:00) Sara Gruen’s novel about a Depression-strapped veterinarian who runs off and joins the circus becomes a romantic tete-a-tete for Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. O Win Win (1:46) A down-on-his-luck high school wrestling coach hopes to strike it rich at the betting window when he recruits a talented ringer; Paul Giamatti stars. O X-Men: First Class (2:20) Prequel reveals exactly what went down to turn Professor X and Magneto from BFFs to sworn enemies. <

›› MOViE TiMES 13 Assassins (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 6:30, 9 SatSun 1:45, 6:30, 9 NBaaria (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 7 Sat 3:30, 7 Sun 6:30 Bill Cunningham New York (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 6:30 Sun 1 Mon-Thu 5:30 Bridesmaids (R) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:15, 2:10, 4:55, 6:30, 7:40, 9:15, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:55, 1:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:50 Thu 1:50, 4:50, 7:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1, 3:45, 6:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1, 4:15, 6:50 Mon-Thu 4:15, 6:50 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G) Century Regency 6: 12, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50 The Double Hour (Not Rated) ++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 8:50 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:50 Everything Must Go (R) Century Regency 6: 11:30, 1:55, 4:30, 7, 9:30 The First Grader (PG-13) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45 Sat 1:15 Sun 4 The Hangover Part II (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:10, 11:50, 12:20, 1:10, 1:45, 2:20, 2:55, 3:45, 4:15, 4:50, 5:35, 6:15, 6:50, 7:30, 8:05, 8:50, 9:25, 10:05, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 10:45, 12:05, 1:20, 2:35, 3:55, 5:10, 6:30, 7:45, 9:05, 10:25 Thu 10:45, 12:05, 1:20, 2:35, 3:55, 5:10, 6:30, 7:45, 9:05, 10:25, 11:35 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Sun 1:15, 4:30, 7:15 MonWed 4:35, 7:35 Thu 1:35,

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Brian Bedford is anything but a drag in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ Monday and Thursday at the Lark. Incendies (R) Century Regency 6: 12:55, 4, 7:05, 10:15 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:05, 12:35, 3:10, 3:55, 5:30, 7:45, 8:40, 9:55; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 1:30, 2:15, 4:40, 6:20, 7:05, 9:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:50, 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:55, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sat 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sun 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30 Mon-Thu 5:15, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:20 Sun-Thu 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:50, 7, 9:10 Sat 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 Sun 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7 Mon-Thu 4:50, 7 La Traviata (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 1 Midnight in Paris (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency

6: 11:35, 12:45, 1:50, 3:05, 4:15, 5:25, 6:35, 7:45, 8:55, 10:05 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sun 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7 MonThu 4:45, 7 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:25, 2:25, 5:25, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 3:50, 7:15, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:45, 4, 7:05, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 SunThu 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Queen to Play (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri- Sun 4:15 Rio (PG) ++ Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:30, 4:10; 3D showtime at 1:50 Lark Theater: Sat 4 Sun 3 NSuper 8 (Not Rated) Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm Thor (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:20, 4:45, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 1:55, 7:35 Water for Elephants (PG-13) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat, Mon-Thu 10:45, 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10 Sun 10:45, 7:10, 10 Win Win (R) +++ Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8:30 Sun 5:30 Tue-Wed 7:30 X-Men: First Class (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Sat-Thu 1, 4, 7, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 10:30, 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30, 9:15, 10:30 Thu 10:30, 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30, 9:15, 10:30, 12:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:20 Thu 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:50

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

›› THEATERS CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon • 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael • 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda • 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264

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Live music 06/03: Culann’s Hounds Celtic rock. 9:30pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 06/03: Fiver Brown Rock, blues. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

06/03: Floating Records “A Home In Haiti” Benefit Concert With Acacia, Calafia, Fiver Brown & The Good Sinners. 8pm. $20, includes cd. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. www.floatingrecords.com 06/03: John Allair Trio Rock, blues. 7-9pm. Station House Cafe, 11180 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes Station. www.stationhousecafe.com

06/03: Luvplanet, The Jesse Brewster Band Original rock, jam 9pm-midnight $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

06/03: Michael Aragon Jazz and Blues Band Part of the 2011 Jazz & Blues by the Bay music series. 6:30-8pm. Free. Gabrielson Park , Anchor and Bridgeway, Sausalito. 289-4100. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us 06/03: Tam Jam-An American Jam Features local student bands. Family friendly. 6pm. $3, $7 includes lasagna dinner. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us 06/04: Andoni’s Quartet Pop, Jazz. 7-10pm. No

cover charge. Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato. 883-9477. www.rickeysrestaurant.com 06/04: Rubber Soldiers An innovative and playful take on the boys from Liverpool. Features Lorin( guitar, mandolin and vocals) and Chris Rowan (guitar and vocals); Grateful Dead Hour Radio host, David Gans; (guitar and vocal); Josh Zucker; (bass and vocal) and CC Dawson (drums and vocals). 9pm-midnight. $20. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 847-2899. www.thesouthernpacific.com 06/04: Slim Jenkins Blues. 9:30pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 06/04: Tony Lindsay Former Santana vocalist. 9pm-midnight $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

06/05: An Evening with Corey Jameson Jazz, cabaret. With Art Khu, bass; Sam Bevan, piano. 7:30pm. $25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

06/08: Alison Harris and the Barn Owls Singer/songwriter. 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 06/08: Dead Winter Carpenters Rock, bluegrass. 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. http://www.19broadway.com 06/09-12: DjangoFest Yearly festival celebrating the music and spirit of the great French/ Belgian Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. See

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‘Black Power—Flower Power’ is an exhibit of rare photographs from the Age of Aquarius by one-time Marin residents Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones; show runs through July 30 at the Marin Community Foundation gallery in Novato. website for performance details. Performers include Fishtank Ensemble, Jazz Gitan, Lollo Meier, Hot Club of Detroit, others. $20-130. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 06/09: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt The two veteran singer/songwriters team up for an intimate unplugged show that features both artists performing side by side, alternating songs from throughout their careers, mixing banter with fine musicianship. 8pm. $49.75-89.75 Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marincenter.org 06/10: Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band Part of the2011 Jazz & Blues by the Bay music series. 6:308pm. Gabrielson Park , Anchor and Bridgeway, Sausalito. 289-4100. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us 06/10: Freddie McGregor Reggae, roots. 9pm. $20-25. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. http://www.19broadway.com 06/10: Petty Theft Tom Petty tribute band. 9pmmidnight $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 06/10: Rick Ruskin Fast, flashy, inventive solo guitar/songwriting. 8pm. $15-20. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 06/10: The Incubators Rock. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com Mel Martin Band Renowned composer, arranger, bandleader, saxophone and flute player. 9pm-midnight. $20. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vinatage Way, Novato. 847-2899. www.thesouthernpacific.com

Dance 06/03-04: RoCo Dance Teen Program “Alice.” 8pm June 3; 7pm June 4. $19-34. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marincenter.org

Theater/Auditions Through 06/04: ‘FrankenSASS! The Musical’ Fairfax Theatre Company presents the world premier of Sam M Parry’s mobster/monster farce. See website for schedule. $5-12. Fairfax Pavilion, Elsie Lane, Fairfax. 302-2558. www.parryarts.com Through 06/05: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ 142 Throckmorton Theatre youth program’s production. Shows at 7:30pm June 3. 2pm June 4-5. $14 -30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Through 06/05: ‘Two Sisters and a Piano’ By Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. Ann Brebner directs. 2pm June 5. 8pm. $25. 888 Fourth St. , San Rafael. www.altertheater.org Through 06/12: ‘Rabbit Hole’ Pulitzer Prizewinning drama by by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Mary Ann Rodgers. Showtimes at 7:30pm Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $15-25. Ross Valley Players, Barn Theatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com

Through 06/19: ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ A fun romp written by comedian

06/03-04: Mill Valley Philharmonic “Poetry/

Steve Martin. Sunday matinees at 3pm. 8pm. $12-22. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, . www.novatotheatercompany.org

Music.” Orchestral music inspired by poetry with works by Grieg (Ibsen), Berlioz (Lord Bryon), Mendelssohn (Goethe), Ravel (fairy tales) and a world premiere by composer Clark Suprinowicz and poet Jane Hirshfield. 8 pm June 3. 4pm June 4. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-0930. www. millvalleyphilharmonic.org

presents the Tony Award winning musical. 2pm Sundays, May 29, June 5, 12 and 19, also 2pm Saturday June 11. 2-4pm. $30-40. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mt. Tamalpais, 801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. 383-1100. www.mountainplay.org

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Through 06/15: Daniel Tousignant Exhibition Paintings. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com Through 06/17: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Love and Pleasureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Susan Danis, assemblage art. Livia Stein, paintings. Reception 5-8pm June 10. 10am-5pm. Free Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org Through 06/23: Michael Moyer Watercolors. Free. Rock Hill Gallery, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 457-0551. www.ccctiburon.net

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Through 07/08: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beautiful Botanicalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paintings by Master Artists of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. 8am-7pm. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 So. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000. Through 07/21: 2011 Spring Exhibit Features quilts by Gail Retka Angiulo and a Group Show by Marin MOCA members Bernard Healey, Janet Bogardus,and Terri Vereb. 11am-4pm. Free. Gallery 305, in office of Tamalpais Community Services District, 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

Through 07/30: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Black Power-Flower Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rare and historically significant exhibition of photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones documenting the Black Power and Flower Power movements of the late 1960s. 9-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation , 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 666-2442. www.marincf.org Through 08/31: Art in the Gallery George Draper, photographs. Noon. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Talks/Lectures 05/21: Marin History Museum Walking Tours Join the Marin History Museum as they kick off their Summer Walking Tour Program in historic Downtown San Rafael. Learn about the significant people, places, and events that shaped San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community. Every third Saturday through Sept. 17. 10-11:30am. $5-10, under 12 free. Marin History Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 382-0770, ext.7. www.marinhistory.org

06/03: What Went Wrong? True Stories. Author Joyce Maynard and other guests will tell true stories based on the theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Went Wrong?â&#x20AC;?. Followed by an open mic storytelling session. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ex. 112. www.millvalleylibrary.org

06/04: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Reconnecting with the Pleiades, Our Starry Virgin Mothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Talk by author Mar-

guerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D. followed by sound healing and group channeling and discussion. 7-9:30pm. $22-25. Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church, 100 Tarry Road, San Anselmo. (510) 530-3735. 06/04: Thomas Hollowell Author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Complete Idiotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to Barefoot Runningâ&#x20AC;? will discuss the scoop on barefoot running. Noon-1pm. Free. Marin Running Company, 649 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 258-8190. www.marinrunningcompany.com

06/08: A-List Conversation with Basketball Great Alvin Attles With with Bruce Macgowan. 7:30pm. $12-15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

Readings 06/03: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Real-Lifetales of First Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Editor Andrea Richesin and contributors talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crush: 26 Real-Lifetales of First Love.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/03: Anne Zimmerman â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/04: 2011 Women Travel Writers Contributors to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel Writing 2011â&#x20AC;? read stories of dancing, laughter, sickness and health in far flung locales. Q&A plus sangria at Whipper Snapper follows. 4-6pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St., San Rafael. 482-0550. www.reboundbookstore.com 06/04: Adam Carolla Comedian/MTV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lovelineâ&#x20AC;? host Adam Carolla talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Fifty Years Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll All be Chicks.â&#x20AC;? Carolla shares anecdotes from his life. 3pm. Free. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco. 835-1020. www.bookpassage.com 06/04: Dr. Kristin Neff â&#x20AC;&#x153;Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.â&#x20AC;? How to let go of debilitating self criticism and finally learn to be kind to yourself. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/04: Karin Carrington and Susan Griffin


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06/04-05: Western Weekend Parade Celebrate the ranching roots of West Marin with 4-H exhibits, barbecue, dance, live music and a parade. Parade at noon on June 5. Free. Downtown, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075.

06/04: Coleman Elementary International Festival Event features food, games,

06/04: Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program Enjoy access to four exceptional private gardens in San Anselmo, Tiburon and Mill Valley, open to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. 10am-4pm. $5 per garden; children 12 & under free Various private gardens, , Mill Valley/San Anselmo/Tiburo. (888) 842-2442. www.opendaysprogram.org 06/04: Mt. Tam Astronomy Night “The Milky Way as a Dark Matter Laboratory.” With Dr. Michael Kuhlen,Theoretical Astrophysics Center. Bring the kids to the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mt. Tam to observe the planets. Over the next decade, a combination of astronomical observations and particle physics experiments hold great promise to finally shed light on the nature of dark matter, the dominant contributor to the matter content of the universe. 8:30pm. Free. Cushing Memorial Mountain Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley. 289-6636 . www.mttam.net/astronomy

06/04: Novato Community Band Rummage Sale Novato’s own Community Band , ‘Tiny Alice’ will be larger than life when the little-seen Edward Albee gem opens June 26 at Marin Theatre Company. “Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World.” A diverse array of contributors consider how we might eliminate the conditions that produce terror. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/04: Michael Scott Moore Surfer and travel writer talks about “Sweetness and Blood.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/04: Michele Hebert Hebert talks about “The Tenth Door: An Adventure Through the Jungles of Enlightenment.’ 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/05: Entomological Foes Amy Stewart discusses “Wicked Bugs.” 4pm. Free Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/05: Literary Luncheon Lisa See discusses her new novel “Dreams of Joy.” Lunch catered by Insalatas. Noon. $55, includes lunch and an autographed copy of the book Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/06: Ursula Hegi Hegi presents her latest novel “Children and Fire.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/07: Traveling Show Marin Poetry Center’s Summer Traveling Show presents Michael Day, William Keener, Bill Noble, Sara Tolchin, Marilyn King and Renata Santerre hosted by Yvonne Postelle. 7-9pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., San Rafael. 482-0550. www.marinpoetrycenter.org 06/08: Nafisa Haji Haji discusses her novel “The Sweetness of Tears.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/09: Patrick DeWitt The author talks about his novel “The Sisters Brothers.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

06/09: Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series “Background.” 7-9pm. $5. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. www. whytherearewords.wordpress.com

06/10: David Thomson “The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Fifth Edition.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/10: Erica Bauermeister Bauermeister presents her novel “Joy for Beginners.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 06/05: ‘La Traviata’ From the Royal Opera House, London. Soprano Renée Fleming stars as the courtesan Violetta in this recent Royal Opera House production of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre. 1 and 7pm. $15-18. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. www.cafilm.org 06/06: Monday Night at the Movies “A Fish Called Wanda.” (1988). Diamonds, a dame and a den of thieves spark this plot. Starring Kevin Kline (Oscar for Best Actor), John Clease & Jamie Lee Curtis. Directed by Charles Crichton. 7:309pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292. www.millvalleylibrary.org

06/06: Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Direct from Broadway broadcast in HD. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.larktheater.net 06/10: Film Night in the Park Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is an edgy, star studded, stop-motion animated fable based on the Roald Dahl children’s novel. 8pm. Free. Central Field, Broadway & Bank, Fairfax. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org

Community Events (Misc.) 06/04-05: Marin Home and Garden Expo Two full days of exhibitors, lectures and demos highlighted by the Carey Bros. from “On The House.” Live music will feature Big Bang Beat on June 4. 10am-6pm. $6-10, 12 and under free. Marin Civic Center Fairgrounds and Exhibit

Milestones, presents its Spring Rummage Sale. A great variety of useful items offered at bargain prices. 8am-2pm. Free. 1425 Dawes St., Novato. (707) 774-1433. 06/04: Sunset Hike For experienced adult hikers. Meet at the Mountain Home Inn, carpool to above Pan Toll. Join John Benus(in orange vest) for a four mile hike. Wine & cheese will be served. Bring water. 5:30-8:30pm. $15, advance reservations only. Mountain Home Inn, 810 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley. 388-6393. . www.tcsd.us

live music and dance by students and local performers. Also includes a silent auction, raffle, giant slides, obstacle course, cake walk and more. 11am-4pm. Free. Coleman International Festival, 800 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 485-2420. www.colemanevents.com 06/04: Fiesta del Sol Event includes games, waterslides, jumpies, spa, mercado, raffle, dancing and live music, food including tacos, tamales, pupusas and more. 11am-3pm. Laurel Dell Elementary, 225 Woodland Ave. , San Rafael. 485-2317.

06/04: Youth Zone at Marin Home and Garden Expo Live music with Dave Fromer, Zun Zun, Christopher Smith and Let’s Go Green. Magician Robert Strong, Tree Frog Treks, Legos with Play-Well, climbing wall& bounce 11am-5pm. Free for kids 12 and under Marin Center Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 507-1537. www.marinhomegarden.com/

06/05: Mill Valley Philharmonic Family Concert and Ice Cream Social “Poetry/ Music.” Orchestral music inspired by poetry with works by Grieg (Ibsen), Berlioz (Lord Bryon), Mendelssohn (Goethe), Ravel (fairy tales) and a world premiere by composer Clark Suprinowicz and poet Jane Hirshfield. Ice cream reception follows. 1-3 pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 383-0930. www.millvalleyphiharmonic.org

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06/05: St. Patrick Larkspur Blood Drive

ent or caregiver. 9:30-10am. Free. Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St. , Marin City. 332-6157. www.marinlibrary.org 06/08: Toddler Story Time Stories, rhymes and songs in the library with Molly McCall. For children 0-3 and their caretakers. 9:40-10am. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us Thursdays: Story Time With Phil Join master story teller Phil Sheridan for a weekly story time. For children of all ages. 3:30-4pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us

Community blood drive. Benefits Blood Centers of the Pacific. 7:45am-1pm. St. Patrick’s, 409 Magnolia Ave. , Larkspur,. 948-5904.

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06/05: 2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Hundreds of top athletes from around the world will take over the streets and bay waters of San Francisco for the 31st Annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. 7:30am-2:30pm. Free to attend. Marina Green, 500 Marina Blvd. , San Francisco. 380-8390. www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com

06/05: Women’s Soccer Benefit Match First Marin semi-pro women’s soccer team, the North Bay FC Wave, takes on the San Francisco Nighthawks. Proceeds benefit the Center for Domestic Peace. 5-7pm. $4-7. Tamalpais High School, 700 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www.wpsl.info 06/07: 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 Fridays: Food Truck Crush Gourmet mobile food trucks and live music. Through Sept 30. 4-8pm. Larkspur Ferry Terminal, 101 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd. , Larkspur. 259-7263. www.foodtruckcrush.com

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06/04: National Trails Day and Golden Gate Challenge Help out with trail work in your national park next door. Family friendly event. Locations include Tennessee Valley, Presidio of San Francisco, and Mori Point. Times vary by project. 8am-4pm. Free. Golden Gate National Parks. 561-3077. www.parksconservancy.org/help/volunteer

Support Groups Fridays: Caregiver Support Group An ongoing support group provided by Senior Access for families and friends taking care of older adults with memory loss, dementia, or chronic illness. 11am-12:30pm. Free. Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael. 491-2500 ext 13. www.senioraccess.org <

06/03-06/30: Gallery Route One’s Artists in the Schools Program Annual installation “Water, Water Everywhere - Creeks, Bogs, Bays and Beaches of our Tomales Bay Watershed.” Toby’s Art Gallery in Point Reyes Station Opening reception on Saturday, June 4 from 3-5pm. 3-5pm. Free. Toby’s Feed Barn

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126788 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SWEETWATER MUSIC HALL, 19 CORTE MADERA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: THE WOODS MUSIC HALL, LLC., 19 CORTE MADERA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 11, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 6, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126766 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GADGET PRO; CELLPHONE REPAIR & ACCESSORIES, 777 GRAND AVE. #KIOSK, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JOE NGUYEN, 3934 SELMI GROVE, RICHMOND, CA 94806. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 20, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 4, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126784 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CORE AWAKENING JOURNEY; GLOBAL HEART INITIATIVE, 936-B 7TH ST. #316, NOVATO, CA 94945: JITENDRA DARLING, 936-B 7TH ST. #316, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 6, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126819 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PAVCO PRESSURE WASHING, 56 SHADY LANE, ROSS, CA 94957: PERRY PAVLINA, 56 SHADY LANE, ROSS, CA 94957. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 10, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of

Marin County on May 10, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126840 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SYNTO SYSTEMS, 150 CABRO COURT, NOVATO, CA 94947: BCH TECHNICAL SERVICES, LLC., 150 CABRO COURT, NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 12, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126858 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE VELVET ICE COLLECTION, 1328 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LISA LEE, 8004 MITCHELL DRIVE, ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. 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 May 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126849 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ST. CLAIRE PARTNERS, 100 DRAKES LANDING RD. SUITE 207, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: DANIEL A. DAVIDSON, 100 DRAKES LANDING RD. SUITE 207, 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 May 13, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126863 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NEXT STEP AHEAD DAYCARE, 124 MERRYDALE RD. APT. 44, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ELIZABETH DASILVA ALVAREZ, 124 MERRYDALE RD. APT. 44, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 1216869 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BEGINNING SAINT PRESS, 21 ENCINA PL., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CAROL FABRIC, 21 ENCINA PL., SAN

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ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 17, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126732 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ECO FRIENDLY CLEANING SERVICES, 338 VIA HIDALGO, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: ZOLTAN KAKUCS, 338 VIA HIDALGO, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. 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 29, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126851 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?; 3060 KERNER BLVD. STE F, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901: RG ENVIRONMENTAL HOLDINGS, INC., 3060 KERNER BLVD. STE F, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 6, 2000. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 13, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126876 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RECOVERY IN DEPTH, 550-B MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MICHAEL AANAVI, 125A DEL CASA DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126870 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DF DESIGN, 103 BUCKELEW ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DAVID FEINSTEIN, 103 BUCKELEW ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 17, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126908 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FALAFEL HUT, 1115 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MOHAMED SHAWA, 2500 DEER VALLEY RD. APT 217, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 20, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126926 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GEOCHEK.COM, 153 JORDAN AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: MELODY HOROWITZ, 153 JORDAN AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126912 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CASA MANANA, 711 D ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARGARITA ALMENDARES, 269 CURRY ST., RICHMOND, CA 94801. 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 May 23, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126874 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATSC APPLIANCES, 64 DURAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903 : CARLO PALOMBI, 64 DURAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the

›› STARSTREAM by Ly nd a R ay

Week of June 2-June 8, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) While you still remain somewhat excitable, you lose a bit of optimism now that jovial Jupiter is leaving your sign on Saturday. Jupiter has been beneficial in helping you cope with the difficult transits from manipulative Pluto and restrictive Saturn during the last year (power struggles and control freak issues). Now it’s up to you. After all, according to the zodiac, you ARE the boss. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Energetic Mars continues to inspire you to take action when struck with an impulse or idea. Because of this, you have probably accomplished more than usual in the last few weeks. And now, beginning on Saturday, along comes expansive Jupiter in your sign to fire up your enthusiasm, as well as bolster your sense of humor. Open mic night at the comedy club anyone? GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) As a Gemini, you count on logic to get you through any day. For the next year, however, you may find that your intuition is gaining the upper hand. An increase in empathy will be noticeable: You’ll begin to feel what others are feeling and you’ll know when you are the reason behind someone else’s pleasure or pain. Try as you may, you can’t rationalize your way out of this... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Friday has you moving through a gauntlet of emotions. If you become overwhelmed, you really should hide away from life for an hour or so to recharge. Saturday is another day and a good one at that. Optimistic Jupiter enters your house of hopes and dreams, where he will stay for the next year. This brings opportunities for you to realize your goals for acquiring your ideal life as well as the chance to make new friends. LEO (July 22 - August 22) It’s time to take everything you’ve learned during the last year and apply it to your aspirations. You are entering a positive phase for getting ahead, whether you are hoping to increase your fame, fortune or fun. On Monday, you won’t need to choose between following your heart or your head, since they are in favor of the same future. As for your love life, temptation may arrive via your work environment. Attached? Look the other way. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) For those who are working for a living instead of loving your work, the entry of your ruler (Mercury) into the changeable sign of Gemini adds to your uncertainty about whether you’re on the right career path. You have much to offer, including a strong work ethic. Don’t cheat your heart out of doing something that fascinates you by listening to your head’s insistence that you play it safe. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Start making plans now for a summer vacation. Clever Mercury can help you negotiate the best deals so that you’ll be ready to go when your ruler (hedonistic Venus) enters your travel house next week. Meanwhile, this week’s emphasis on secrets, intimacy and mysteries may leave you vulnerable to being seduced. If you and your admirer are both available, go right ahead. Otherwise, apply the brakes. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) If you’ve been considering a partnership (personal or business), you are about to notice new possibilities coming your way. In fact, beginning Saturday, you enter a one-year phase of opportunities to bond or form a union. There is no rush to choose—unless you’re already sure you’ve met your match. If so, there’s no sense in second-guessing. Once Scorpio decides on anything or anyone, it is do until it dies. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) There is big news this week as your ruler (expansive Jupiter) leaves the adventurous sign of Aries to enter the down-to-earth sign of Taurus. For the next year, you are meant to learn how to be more fiscally responsible. This may mean setting your sights on a local college for your fourth graduate degree or limiting your international travel to Canada. Yes, Canada IS a foreign country. If you go to the right province, they even speak French. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) The last year has had its share of challenges. But here’s good news regarding the upcoming year. Powerful Pluto (in your sign) is soon to be cooperating with generous Jupiter in your house of speculation, creativity and self-expression. Expect to be creatively inspired. Trust that you can rely on enhanced insight about your investment strategy. Allow yourself to say what you’re feeling without worrying about what others think. OK. That last one will be tricky... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Flirty Mercury and the playful Sun are hoping you will get in touch with your romantic side this week. It’s possible that you’ll finally see the light on Sunday when the mushy Moon lights up your relationship house and reminds you that being completely independent isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If you don’t have a readily available sweetie, don’t worry. By next week, matchmaking Venus will be helping you find true love—or at least true infatuation. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Anything that allows you to use your imagination is always a plus. This week your mind is happily looking for ways to change or redecorate your home. A few cans of colorful paint and a couple of brushes and you can turn a neutral wall into a Wonderland mural, complete with a Cheshire cat, a Mad Hatter and a hookah-smoking caterpillar. As for your romantic life, the weekend provides lots of lovey-dovey togetherness. Make sure your paints are nontoxic... < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com

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Q:

I’m 25, a singer in a band, and extremely motivated to make a career out of my music. In fact, I’m moving to L.A. this week for that purpose. I’ve been casually dating— speedily dumping men who’ve gotten attached (not my fault, I make my intentions super-clear). I should be packing now, but I’m a mess. Last week, I got beyond wasted with our drummer, and we slept together. He’s a guy I always knew I could fall for, but since relationships aren’t my priority and he had a girlfriend until recently, I never gave him much thought. The morning after, he gave me a quick platonic hug and made it pretty clear he had no interest in anything more. Now, despite my total career focus, I’m having these weird thoughts—like, if he asked me to stay and be with him, I probably would. I don’t even believe in marriage, but if he proposed now, there’s a good chance I’d say yes! Have I lost my mind? —Unnerved

A:

It takes a rock off the planet Krypton to disable Superman. For you, it’s five Rolling Rocks and a drunken hookup. Suddenly, you’re dreaming of that “most important day of a girl’s life,” which, just hours before, involved pledging to spend the rest of your next five years wedded to Def Jam. While it must seem like aliens came down and swapped out your brain for Mrs. Cleaver’s, it’s possible that the culprit is the release, during sex, of oxytocin, a hormone nicknamed “the hug drug” and “the cuddle chemical.” In Why Women Have Sex, psychologists Cindy Meston and David Buss explain, “Oxytocin release has been associated with emotional bonding and might explain why some women experience an intense feeling of connectedness with their partners following orgasm.” (“The biochemistry of attachment made me do it!”) This might explain why it’s hard for many women to have casual sex. In men, testosterone slaps down the oxytocin, making it easier for them to roll over and be on to the next. But, in a study by psychologist John Townsend, even women with every intention of humping and dumping some guy tended to end up feeling all cuddlywuddly and vulnerable in the morning. But, wait! That isn’t you. In fact, you’ve left a trail of broken men in your wake. (“Sorry, boys, but they don’t call her Lady Gaga because she was hanging around her hometown making googly eyes at a string of aspiring Sir Gagas.”) How does a cool customer like you go from wanting to hop the fast track to a Grammy to the fast track to becoming somebody’s grammy? Well, for starters, this guy wasn’t some groupie you could flick off like a bug. He was your bandmate, your equal, and a guy you “always knew you could fall for.” And maybe you had fallen for him but shoved your crush behind some amp somewhere because you were leaving and he had a girlfriend. Now, with big scary life changes looming, maybe it’s tempting to find a reason to stay where you are. You need to decide who’s the boss here—your ambition or your feelings. It can’t be a democracy. One of them has to be queen. If making it in music is still what you want, just pull yourself up by your bra straps and be that person you were before you rolled the drummer—probably the last person who’d remix “Go west!” into “Or... maybe I’ll just go nest.”

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Public Notices Continued from Page 33 County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126936 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BAYWOOD ARTISTS, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL, SUITE 250, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: LISSA NICOLAUS, 69 SHADY LANE, ROSS, CA 94957; ZENAIDA MOTT, 55 BAYWOOD AVE., ROSS, CA 94957; SHERRILL MILLER, 3 WHITE PLANS COURT, SAN ANSELMO, 94960. This business is being conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126919 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as POOL HOUSE, 104 CLARK ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SCOTT MULLINS, 104 CLARK ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 24, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126877 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AGUILA CONSULTORES, 135 ROSS ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARTIN LOZANO, 135 ROSS ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; BETH RADER, 135 ROSS ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126984 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GRAND SPA, 777 GRAND AVE. SUITE 203, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SHEUNG LIN CHOW, 2598 SIMAS AVE., PINOLE, CA 94564. 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 May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: No. PR 1101539 In the Matter of: The Fuchs Family Revocable Trust, dated October 19, 1999, by Frederick A. Fuchs, Decedent. Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, who died on December 27, 2010, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at P.O. Box 4988, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 113, San Rafael, California 94903, and mail a copy to BARBARA M. FUCHS as Successor Trustee of the Trust dated October 19, 1999, wherein the decedent was the settler, c/o Zuckerman & McQuiller, One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2480, San Francisco, California 94111, 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. 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 request. Barbara M. Fuchs, Trustee c/o Zuckerman & McQuiller, One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2480, San Francisco, California 94111. Tel (415) 392-1980, Fax (415) 3924016. (Pacific Sun/ Publication Dates: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 2011) AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101912. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHERINE CHILDS (WAHL) filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ABIGAIL IRIS WAHL to ABIGAIL IRIS CHILDS; JACK ALLEN WAHL TO JACK ALLEN CHILDS. 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 8, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, 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: May 5, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific

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My best buddy’s about to propose to his girlfriend, and he’s running some pretty crazy ideas by me. Basically, he wants to propose big—do something public and outrageous. Am I wrong that this could be a bad idea?—Crazy Dude’s Bud

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There are public people and then there are private people, like my boyfriend, who’d react to a surprise birthday party with the enthusiasm he’d have for a surprise prostate exam. Sometimes, a guy who’s proposing gets so caught up in creating the spectacle of the century that he thinks of everything—everything but how it might go over with his girlfriend. Help your buddy out by asking him some questions—whether his girlfriend’s really the propose-apalooza type and whether they’ve at least had a conversation or two that crept up around the subject of marriage. “Will you marry me?” is one of those questions a guy shouldn’t be asking unless he’s pretty sure he already knows the answer—especially when that answer will come while he’s kneeling in popcorn and beer before his girlfriend and 60,000 people watching on the JumboTron. It will give him something to tell his grandchildren—as soon as they’re old enough to ask, “Grampy, who’s that crying lady who isn’t Grandma who’s running away from you in the YouTube video?” <

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