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›› LETTERS Drake bikers create Haro-ing experience I’m writing in response to Dan Freeman’s letter regarding the Drake High School mountain bike team [“Arms Against a Sea of Torkers,” June 10]. I have written to and discussed the Drake team with Marin Municipal Water District staff on several occasions. It is my understanding I am not Go Pirates! alone. As a frequent mountain biker, I am very familiar with each of the teams. Drake is by far the least disciplined. I am on record to MMWD on several occasions praising the other teams. However, I also documented issues with Drake. On one occasion I was almost hit twice within seconds having to come to a complete stop to avoid collisions at Phoenix Lake because the kids were having an unsupervised, spurof-the-moment race while there were many other users at the lake. The coaches were far at the back. I have also spoken with the coaches on several occasions about their front-runners on the team going all-out and making no attempt to slow down when passing others. Unfortunately this has been a pattern contrary to Mr. Freeman’s statement. When I have spoken to the coaches on the trail they have kindly confirmed they need to work on this issue. Most of the kids on the Drake team are

very well behaved and are talented riders. I congratulate them on their winning record. I do not fault the individuals and am not attempting to paint the team with a broad brush. I fault the coaches for lack of discipline, especially when compared to our other local high school teams. If Mr. Freeman is noticing “that a significant number of adult trail users choose to share their scorn for [his] bikers...” maybe the problem does not rest with the significant numbers of other users. It would be interesting to hear from the other teams if this has been their experience. Bet not! I also spoke with watershed management reporting that on at least two recent occasions the Drake group was far in excess of the 19-20 claimed, so Sabrina might very well have encountered a large group. High school teams should not be practicing on the multi-use side of Lake Lagunitas. It is not necessary as there is the other side of the lake to ride on the fire road. It is one thing when a hiker encounters small groups of riders, but it is not compatible or safe to have team practice on that narrow trail. This is something for watershed management to consider addressing. It is no wonder Sabrina threw her hands up in frustration. It is understandable. I am really happy that these young men and women are out in nature doing something positive. I support these activities provided they are always being conducted in an environmentally sound, socially responsible manner. I hope the coaches are instilling a sense of stewardship along with mountain biking technique. These are good kids. A few need to practice better self-control and show more respect for other users. The Drake coaches need to


TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK The Liberal Poster Boy, (Weiner) Get’s Roasted Andrew Breitbart was proved to be truthful in his exposure of the this low-life Politician. Even the Press was had no mercy for Weiner at his press conference. He was heckled... I caught a rich lady stealing – twice in one day. I go to Open Homes all the time. On Sunday I was in a house in Tiburon. I noticed a lady with really expensive shoes and purse. I know fashion. Big bucks. I was looking at ... Newsom eyeing Congress in move to Ross? Newsom declined to comment on whether he might be contemplating a run for Congress. Asked about his move to Ross,

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› tighten up their team, perhaps using the other teams as examples. Happy riding to all! Larry Minikes, President, Tamalpais Conservation Club

The path not taken When Sonoma and Marin voters were asked to approve SMART, the understanding had been that when the track bed was restored for rail operations, a bike path would be included. Now we hear freight service is to start on stretches to the north soon, but no bike path is mentioned. Looks like the corporate entities have screwed the public again. The freight haulers can use the tracks that SMART improved to make their money, while the public gets no passenger service, and any bicycle upgrade must involve revisiting the track bed. Such as each culvert crossed having to be lengthened to accommodate the trackside bike path. Why wasn’t this in the original work order? Bet we never see passenger service or a bike-path on that right-of-way. That is, until the freight operations prove unviable, as in the recent past, and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network becomes a “rail to trail” success, finally. Hobart Bartshire, Fairfax

With all that debt, we’ll need the cheap energy and trains more than ever! The Marin County and San Rafael politicians have been using the Target controversy to blow a smoke screen over much bigger issues. While the public argues over Target, we taxpayers are getting sucked into a financial whirlpool of cronyism and eternal indebtedness. The energy authority that creates no actual energy and the so-called SMART train that has no passengers both have enormous budgets with no likely return on investment. The budgets are getting higher every day, as a result of great salary obligations to people who have never done anything, and have no performance standard to maintain. All these debts will be ours for years and years. David Weinstock, Fairfax

Sewage customers cry foul By unanimously approving a sewer rate increase, the Mill Valley Council raised annual fees from $297 per household this year to $600 in 2012. Within four years, the annual fee increases to $685 for each homeowner. The council is also debating a second rate hike within six months for Mill Valley Refuse. These rate hikes will impact Mill Valley homeowners $40-plus per month in 2012—perhaps minor to wealthy councilmembers, but a significant burden to many. At minimum, it’s blatantly unfair. Why should single-person households pay the same sewage hike as families of six? No one disputes that sewer updating is required to meet Sewage Agency of Southern Marin costs. But our struggling economy demands creative solutions. Can work be phased in slower stages? Can costs be borrowed from the General Fund—even if less urgent projects are delayed? Opponents to these rate hikes propose valid options: Can we open bidding to eliminate monopolies? Develop tiered systems where households producing less sewage and trash waste are rewarded with lower rates? These options were largely tabled, notably by Mayor Ken Wachtel—up for re-election this year. Have current dire economic conditions even touched councilmembers’ lives? Mill Valley citizens deserve equal representation, regardless of financial status. The council’s actions are woefully negligent of their constituents. Lisa Edson, Mill Valley

We’re still trying to imagine what he was possibly thinking... When this is no longer your most publicly embarrassing photo, then it’s time to resign from Congress...

In a time when there is much lamenting the lack of transparency in government, former Rep. Weiner is at least to be complimented for leaving nothing to the imagination, if you like that sort of thing. Kimberly Clark, Greenbrae

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As tiers go by Will PG&E’s ‘flat’ rate structure flatten energy conservation? by Pe t e r S e i d m a n


uantum mechanics may be more abstruse than energy procurement policies and electricity rate regulations— but not much. Last year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to consider changing the way the utility charges its customers for electricity. The proposed changes presented a serious challenge to Marin Clean Energy (MCE). Currently, PG&E has tiered rates for the cost of generating electricity. The idea is simple: The more power a customer uses, the higher the tier and an escalating rate. Use less power and pay lower rates. Use more power and move up the tier structure. It’s a conservation incentive. MCE also rates based on tiers. Embedded in this structure for residential power generation is a conservation incentive adjustment that the state designed to promote... conservation. PG&E went to the CPUC and argued that the tier structure failed to accurately reflect the true cost of service. The tiers are based on things like climate zones that establish a baseline rate. The rate structure, the utility said, created an inequitable situation in which customers in the highest tiers pay rates well above average and customers in the lower tiers pay well below

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the average. Spurred by complaints from users in high-use climate zones like the Central Valley, PG&E asked the CPUC to grant it permission to even out the rate structures. Really even out—the utility has proposed a flat rate for electricity generation and an added surcharge to encourage conservation. That surcharge would go on the part of customer bills that tally costs for transmission and distribution rather than the actual generation of the electricity. Marin Clean Energy has no control over the transmission and distribution side of the bill and passes those costs through to customers. Critics of the investor-owned utility said the request to adjust the rate structure was aimed at putting a roadblock in front of public-power agencies like MCE. In a submission to the CPUC, attorneys for the city and county of San Francisco argued that the PG&E plan to flatten its generation rate and move the conservation incentive to the transmission and distribution side of the bill would have little effect on PG&E customers, or PG&E, because the change would be revenue neutral. But, according to the attorneys, “PG&E’s apparent motivation for seeking the proposed rate changes is to make it more difficult for [public-power agencies] to compete against PG&E.” The strategy of continually chang- 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Huffman OK with not getting paid While many state legislators are grumbling over state Controller John Chiang’s decision to withhold their paychecks under Prop. 25’s no-budget-no-pay guidelines, Marin’s 6th District Assemblyman Jared Huffman is withholding criticism of the move. Chiang announced June 21 that pay would not be issued, despite the Legislature’s passage of a budget last week—one that was vetoed as insufficient by Gov. Brown. Chiang said that the“voters’demand”in passing Prop. 25 was that state lawmakers pass a balanced budget in order to receive their paychecks. “Presenting the governor with a balanced budget by the constitutional deadline is the most important, if not most difficult, job of the California Legislature,”Chiang said in a statement.“In passing Proposition 25 last November, voters clearly stated they expect their representatives to make the difficult decisions needed to resolve any budget shortfalls by the mandatory deadline, or be penalized.” Huffman says he supports Prop. 25, which he says means“no budget, no pay. “Let me emphasize that my objective is to pass the best budget possible for California, and it has nothing to do with getting paid,”Huffman said in a statement following Gov. Brown’s veto. “If taking more time and working with the governor can leverage a better budget plan, I’m all for it—whether I get paid or not.” Not all lawmakers are as understanding as Huffman. State Sen. Noreen Evans, for instance, described Chiang’s“inserting himself into the legislative process”akin to“precipitat[ing] a constitutional crisis.” “Must future legislatures submit their budget proposals to the state controller to obtain his approval before passage?”asks Evans, whose 2nd District represents Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino and Humboldt.“Additionally, there is no certainty regarding the limits on the controller’s powers—for example, when must he make his determination? Controller Chiang delayed a week before deciding the budget did not meet with his approval. By inserting himself into the budgeting process and substituting his judgment for the Legislature’s, the state controller has set a dangerous legal precedent.” Huffman, meanwhile, says he’s remaining focused on resolving next year’s $9.6 billion budget deficit but says that without any Republican support for including tax extensions in the budget, “our options are limited.”Still, he says he’s hopeful the Legislature can send to the governor a “responsible balanced budget by the start of the fiscal year July 1.” Until then, one Marinite is rallying in fully facetious support of the now paycheck-less state assemblyman—San Rafael activist Jonathan Frieman announced plans to begin delivering groceries to the Huffman household. “You all know he has no income,”says Frieman.“I think we should all chip in and help him out, and I am starting the service today. I do hope others will follow suit.”—Jason Walsh 10 >


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Crime and Punishment San Quentin doc nostalgic for days of Golden Rule, prison brutality... by Jason Wals h

“San Quentin, I hate every inch of you—you’ve cut me and you’ve scarred me through an’ through” —Johnny Cash, 1969


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Those fellows should be punished and sometimes the hole is the best thing for them. Why do they not conform to prison rules? There you are. Maybe it goes back to their heredity or their early training. The Golden Rule—honesty is the best policy, do unto others as you would want them to do unto you, obey a few laws—that’s all that is necessary.

Dr. Leo Stanley who’d done most of the cutting and scarring. Stanley had been San Quentin’s chief medical officer from 1913 to 1951; his forte was conducting voluntary surgical experiDo you think prisons are run too leniments on inmates—implanting toothbrush ently nowadays? handles into the nasal cavities Yes, I think so. In my of flat-nosed convicts, “reinday we were firm but vigorating” the loins of aging we were fair. When we inmates with testicle transtold a man, “You are plants from the cadavers of going to do it,” they young death row graduates. knew damn well they Long retired when Pacific Sun had to do it. Now they assistant editor Alice Yarish can get away with anyinterviewed him this week in thing. Once in a while 1971, the 85-year-old Fairfax we’d have a stabbing, or resident lamented the lack of one of these hoodlums hardness in today’s supposed who would go out and hard time in the pen. In fact, molest the younger Dr. Stanley wanted nothing to fellows. We had a guard do with a modern prison systhere named Ralph— tem in which you can’t even Ralph’s dead now. But “chastise” the prisoners “when he’d go out and find what they need is a little workthat fellow and get ing over.” him in and say, “Now “The public is to blame for you didn’t do the right that—those reformers,” Stanthing there, you didn’t ley told the Sun. “If you have follow the Golden Rule. an unruly kid, you spank him Leo Stanley, no pity. You did this fellow on the behind to straighten dirt. I’m going to give you some of the stuff him out. In my estimation the public is too you gave him.” He’d take him into the back tolerant of thievery, assault and murder.” room... and he’d just knock the devil out Here are the highlights from the interof that guy. And that fellow went back out view: in the yard and he was a good boy forever after. What about the criminals who claim to be victims of an unjust social order Does that still happen? —those faced with unemployment, With this new Department of Correclack of education and discrimination? tions you can’t do that anymore. You violate The people who are successful in life their human rights or something. But overcome those obstacles. That’s not new. nevertheless, it worked. Think of our pioneers who came over the plains. They didn’t sit down on their farms Sounds severe. in Ohio and cry. I feel no pity for those who Another thing the Department of Corviolate the laws. rections did was to take away the canes— the batons the guards used to have. That’s What about the strip cells and maxihistory. They have taken away the guard mum security? towers, too. That’s bad to have guard towers. When I was there we had dungeons. My It makes prisoners think they’re prisoners feeling about that is that nobody has to go or something. I don’t know what the hell to the dungeon unless he wants to. There the idea is. And now you have escapes every are a lot of these fellows who are bullies, day. We had escapes in those days, but not so who think they are wise-shots. These are the frequent. They didn’t run away like fleas. fellows that go around hijacking the commissary stuff from the other boys, molesting The prison chaplain says there’s younger fellows and lots of other things.


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“atrocious brutality” going on at the prison on the part of the guards. That’s not a fact, that’s not a fact! I’ve never seen an attack on the convict, unless the convict started it. I think common sense in all these things is the way to do it, and not go overboard. Why do you think the guards have that reputation? I think the public in general pities the poor convicts. “Poor man, he’s in jail, he can’t get out, he can’t do this, he can’t do that, he can’t see his girlfriend, he can’t have liberty... and these guards up there are just ready to pounce on him and beat him up,” and all that sort of thing. That’s the general public. They don’t realize that most of these convicts are only subservient to force. If the prison officials were empowered to use force—just to give a fellow a good spanking over the hind end once in a while—you wouldn’t have all this trouble. Do you believe in unjust laws? We have to obey laws whether we like

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them or not. Those laws have come down through long, long years of experience and have been found to be the best laws for the moment. Let’s obey them, they are for our welfare. That’s all we have to do. Do you support the death penalty? Yes, I believe in capital punishment. It is justifiable. It is warrantable, it is exculpable... a mere obedience to the laws which have come down through the ages ensures an individual that he will never be compelled to stand on a gallows to hang by the neck, nor to enter the gas chamber. Do you think our prisons are too soft today? Yes, much too lenient. These fellows don’t have to be in prison. All in the world they have to do to avoid it is remember the Golden Rule. Does our prison system practice the Golden Rule? Well, no, it can’t afford to. Email Jason at JUNE 24 - JUNE 30, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 9

< 8 Newsgrams Newsom says he’s not eyeing Congress in move to Ross After Ross Mayor Chris Martin learned that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom had moved to his affluent town, he invited the former San Francisco mayor to run for a seat on the Ross Town Council. But press reports say Newsom has his eye on another political prize—Lynn Woolsey’s congressional seat.The 73-year-old congresswoman is expected to announce on Monday whether she will retire at the end of her 10th term. After being pressed by the Pacific Sun as to whether Newsom has any ambitions toward the 6th District Congressional seat, the lieutenant governor’s spokesman Francisco J. Castillo put a damper on the conjecture. “Contrary to rumors and speculations cited in recent media reports, Lt. Gov. Newsom has no intention of pursuing a run for the U.S. House of Representatives,”Castillo says.“Next month, he’ll be unveiling an economic development plan for California that outlines straightforward, achievable goals and objectives that are his priorities and passion. As lieutenant governor, he’s committed to addressing the challenges facing our state in the coming years.” When news of his family’s relocation to Marin first broke earlier this month, Newsom declined to comment on whether he might be contemplating a run for Congress. Asked last week about his move to Ross, Castillo at first would only respond with a written message.“In anticipation of their new arrival,”the email message said,“the Newsoms have decided to temporarily [Castillo’s emphasis] relocate to a relative’s home in Marin County.” Last week a second child was born to Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Newsom was elected lieutenant governor in November. He served two terms as San Francisco’s mayor, gaining national notoriety in 2004 when he ordered city clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Newsoms’roots are in Marin County, where they both attended high school.The lieutenant governor graduated from Redwood in 1985; his wife graduated from Branson, a private school in Ross, in 1992.Though Newsom has declined to comment further on his recent move, the family is believed to be living in one of his wife’s family’s homes. Though redistricting could throw a wrench in their plans, possible candidates for Woolsey’s seat, if she retires after 20 years in Congress, include Assemblyman Jared Huffman of San Rafael, Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams,West Marin anti-war author Norman Solomon and state Sen. Noreen Evans of Santa Rosa. The San Francisco press has also questioned Newsom’s move from the city to the posh suburb. Asked if he knew anything about Newsom’s intentions to run for the congressional seat,Huffman said only,“The story is that Gavin has the good sense to move to Marin.”—Ronnie Cohen Grand jury just about had it with RVSD“Consider throwing the bums out”is the sentiment of the latest Marin County Civil Grand Jury report focused on recent actions of the Ross Valley Sanitary District. In its third investigation in five years of the controversial sanitary district that collects the wastewater for 55,000 customers in the Ross Valley, Larkspur and San Quentin, the grand jury stops just shy of calling for“referendums and recalls”in order for voters to achieve a modicum of oversight on decisions made by a district whose latest headline-making plan involves hiring 11 new employees to the tune of $1.2 million a year, while raising customer rates by nearly 80 percent.Yet the grand jury does spend its concluding paragraph of the report reminding voters that they are the“ultimate watchdog”over the district. “The voters have the power to change members on the Board of Directors who are responsible for overseeing the management of sanitary districts,”concludes the report, which offers up as an example last November’s successful Measure S, which called for voter approval before the Marin Municipal Water District could build a desalination plant. No seats on the RVSD board are up for re-election on this November’s ballot—though a signature drive is afoot to get more than half of the district’s property owners to protest a rate increase, which, under Prop. 218, would render it void. Current board members include Marcia Johnson, Patrick Guasco, Peter Sullivan, Pamela Meigs and, new to the board as of last November, Frank Egger. The Ross Valley Sanitary District has been the topic of grand jury reports in 2006 and 2009. This time out the grand jury lapses at times into sarcasm, calling the RVSD“a local celebrity of superstar magnitude”compared to most other, far less conspicuous sanitary districts.The report, titled“Ross Valley Sanitary District: Not Again!,”takes aim at the district’s“inability or unwillingness to cooperate in a proactive manner with the Central Marin Sanitation Agency [which treats RVSD’s water] and its board members, its extensive use of litigation to resolve issues instead of arbitration, and business practices outside the norm.” This latest investigation of the 112-year-old district, according to the grand jury, was launched in the wake of increased contentiousness between RVSD and the Central Marin Sanitation Agency and a pair of huge spills last December—totaling more than 2 million gallons—when it became questionable as to whether the district reported the spills in a manner compliant with state law. Also troubling to the grand jury is the district’s reliance on costly lawsuits to settle disputes—it’s been involved in litigation five times since 2006, costing ratepayers more than $5.5 million. According to a 2010 report by County Counsel Patrick Faulkner, RVSD actually budgeted over $200,000 in expected legal fees for the year—about 94 percent more than other sanitary districts in Marin. At the conclusion of the 17-page report, the grand jury recommends that RVSD acquire a “zero tolerance”policy for spills; resolve its issues with CMSA and other Marin sanitary districts; stop litigating to settle disputes; and re-enter into talks on consolidation. 10 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 24 - JUNE 30, 2011

< 8 As tiers go by ing rate structures was one of the challenges MCE faced during its first year in operation. The Marin Energy Authority, the joint powers agency that administers MCE, chose to set rates just once a year rather than chase PG&E changes that were coming one after another. But when PG&E proposed a flat generation rate in the first year of MCE’s operation, it could have forced MCE to adjust its rates just as it was getting started. That’s one concrete example of the argument put forward by San Francisco, which is moving forward with its own public-power agency. “Our main concern is that we had planned a certain rate structure and business rollout strategy that would have been handicapped dramatically by a sudden change,” says Dawn Weisz, the energy authority’s executive officer. In a recent decision, the CPUC gave MCE some breathing room. The switch to a flat generation rate will not occur until July 2012. “Now that we have time to anticipate this change, to plan for it,” says Weisz, “we don’t anticipate it will have any significant adverse consequences. We will simply adjust our rates.” The amount MCE must pay to cover PG&E’s so-called customer exit costs also will be on the table in July 2012. For every customer who leaves PG&E, the investorowned utility receives a “power cost indifference adjustment,” an exit fee paid by MCE. The CPUC is set to decide whether to lower or eliminate that charge. Even PG&E says the exit fee as it now stands is too high to justify. MCE could try to match PG&E and charge its own flat generation rate. Whatever the rates, PG&E and MCE customers will pay the same amount on their bills for transmission and distribution. It is the flat generation rate that will be the difference between the two power providers. “As long as we flatten our generation rate, there won’t be an impact to our customers,” says Weisz. Customers actually will have an easier job comparing rates between the power providers simply by looking at the generation rate. MCE is now the state’s leader in supplying renewable power. According to the semiannual renewables compliance report MCE sent to the state, a CPUC requirement, MCE has 27.4 percent renewables in its energy portfolio—verified by the state Independent System Operator. It goes onto the state energy grid and is not some conceptual number, as some critics charge. PG&E reached 17.7 percent in 2010. That fell short of the state mandate that power companies reach 20 percent renewables by the end of 2010. The MCE road to renewables also seems to bode well for reaching a new state mandate of 33 percent electricity renewables by 2020. While MCE clearly has topped PG&E in renewables procurement and distribution, whether MCE is meeting or beating PG&E rates is less clear-cut. During the push to attract cities to join, the Marin Energy Authority maintained that a new public-power agency could supply 25 percent renewables

and meet or beat PG&E rates. Some, including proponents, still question how MCE can compete solely on a cost basis with a giant monopoly investor-owned utility, but in its first year, MCE held its own. Just about a year after MCE launched in May 2010, the power provider reduced its rates by about 14 percent. It also eliminated a monthly $10 surcharge for customers who opt into its 100 percent renewable plan. The rate adjustments helped blunt a PG&E rate reduction for generation (that came with an increase in rates for transmission and distribution). Those PG&E adjustments predate the current plan to switch to the flat generation scheme. A continuing alteration of PG&E rates makes it hard for anyone to ferret out the numbers to determine whether MCE is meeting or beating PG&E rates in every category and tier. So the switch to a flat generation rate will be a good thing for customers of both power suppliers. “If anything, this is going to make it a lot easier for people to compare rates,” says Weisz. “Now when people ask who is higher, we have to say it depends on what tier you use more energy in. There will be one number instead of five numbers.” Currently, some MCE customers pay a higher rate than PG&E customers, some pay less. A single generation number for each power provider will tell the story. And it’s a story that Alexander Bischoff says may not have a happy ending for MCE when it comes to meeting or beating PG&E rates. Bischoff, the principal at and a founder of Marin Green Leadership, says it will be impossible for MCE to meet or beat PG&E in a flat-rate generation match-up. “Straight economies of scale” mean that PG&E will be able to set a lower flat generation rate. But as Weisz says, MCE now has more than one year to make adjustments in its business plan and procurement strategy to meet the PG&E challenge and remain competitive. As MCE matures, maintaining a competitive position may displace the meet-or-beat mantra, which locks it into a strict costaccounting basis without touting the huge advantage of offering a better renewable portfolio than PG&E offers. “We intend to stay competitive with PG&E,” says San Rafael City Councilman Damon Connolly, who serves as head of the energy authority board. He assumed that role after the untimely death of Supervisor Charles McGlashan. “Obviously, we are going to have to evaluate what structure makes the most sense for our customers and for meeting our goals. We are confident that we are competitive and will remain competitive. And, if folks want to opt up to the deep green [100 percent renewable] product, they’re only paying about $5 to $10 more a month. In terms of achieving our greenhouse gas reduction goal, that’s just a tremendous bang for the buck.” That’s how Bischoff and others say MCE should market itself as it collects more customers. The power provider recently sent out another 5,500 opt-out notices to potential customers who would join 8,000 current

Unfortunately, admonishes the grand jury, customers don’t often keep tabs on special districts such as RVSD “until it is too late—when rates are increasing and contracts have been signed.” Adds the report:“The grand jury would like to caution the voter: Caveat Emptor.”—JW

It’s now only kinda safe to go back in the water... An 8-foot-long great white shark was spotted in the Stinson waters Sunday afternoon by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilots.The sighting, about 250 yards off Seadrift, has resulted in a National Park-mandated closing of the deeper waters to swimmers and surfers through this week; wading in the shallow areas will still be allowed. If no more members of the Carcharodon carcharias family make an appearance, the entire swim area will reopen for the weekend. A recent“shark census”conducted by UC Davis researchers found about 200 to 250 of the dorsal-finned beasts scouring the waters between Tomales, Monterey and Bodega bays looking for seals, sea lions and other mammalian main courses. Great white sightings off Stinson and Duxbury Reef average about one a year—there’ve been a dozen attacks since scientists started keeping track in the mid-20th century.—JW Clarence Clemons, 1942 - 2011 Clarence Clemons—the “Big Man” saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band who’d lived on and off in Mill Valley since the 1980s—died Saturday following complications from a stroke he suffered June 11. Clemons, lately a Florida resident, was 69. The 6-foot-5-inch instrumentalist was enlisted into the Boss’s legendary band after the two met at an Asbury Park, N.J. nightclub in 1971—the meeting was recounted famously in Springsteen’s 1975 song“Tenth Avenue Freeze Out”:“When the change was made uptown— and the Big Man joined the band.”In the years following, Clemons would lend his sax prowess to such Springsteen highlights as“Born to Run,”“Jungleland,”“Thunder Road,”“Badlands,”“The Ties That Bind”and“Bobby Jean.” In the late‘80s, when Springsteen put the band on hold, Clemons relocated to Mill Valley, where he gigged locally with a variety of bands and sat in with the Grateful Dead on occasion. Clemons’ appearances in Mill Valley become more infrequent when Springsteen reformed the E Street Band in 1999, and the Big Man relocated to Florida. He continued to play in his Bay Area second home; he played the Woods in Mill Valley as recently as October with the Temple of the Soul West, his group that includes guitarist Jimmy Dillon and keyboardist Austin de Lone. Clemons had battled health issues for years—he’d been recuperating from spinal surgery during his stay in Mill Valley last fall; both his knees had been surgically replaced just prior to that. Still, the medical setbacks couldn’t prevent Clemons from taking the stage alongside the Boss—Bruce and the E Street Band last played Asbury Park’s Carousel House in December. After news of Clemons’death was announced, Springsteen wrote the following on the band’s fan page Backstreets:“His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years.”—JW Santa Venetia deal off, say WildCare officials Negotiations for the WildCare animal rescue center to purchase 29 acres of land in Santa Venetia owned by Marin Montessori School have apparently broken down—and the deal is off, say WildCare officials. WildCare says the two parties simply couldn’t agree on a price. The San Rafael animal rehab has been looking to expand from the tight confines of its 4,000-square-foot facility at 76 Albert Park Lane. Hopes were high for acquiring the Santa Venetia property at 70 Oxford Valley, located in the heart of the canal-influenced area, within close proximity to the San Rafael Bay—a natural fit for a wildlife rescue center. In March,WildCare filed its pre-application—a sort of application for an application—with the county; the initial proposal was for as much as 27,000 square feet in floor space and 11 buildings, though WildCare executive director Karen Wilson stressed that was merely a firstdraft application and is far greater than the rehab center would need. The Marin Montessori School had intended to use the property for a middle school—but instead opted to expand its education facilities on the St.Vincent’s property near Marinwood. Montessori spokespeople were reportedly considering multiple bids for the property; it seems WildCare’s fell a touch short. At WildCare’s Feb. 4 gala at the Mill Valley Community Center, the animal-rescue center raised over $350,000, but officials expect they’ll need more than $13 million to relocate from their current 4,000-square-foot location to a larger expanse—wherever that may be.—JW Medical board could revoke Novato doctor’s license The Medical Board of California last week accused an elderly Novato doctor of unprofessional conduct, negligence and incompetence in his treatment of two longtime patients, one a woman who pressed criminal sexual molestation charges against him. The accusation contends Dr. Horace Newhard violated professional standards in his treatment of a Sonoma woman, an alleged victim in the criminal charges.The accusation also claims the 81-year-old physician was inappropriate and grossly negligent in his care of another woman, also a longtime patient. If found guilty, the medical board could revoke Newhard’s license to practice medicine.“It’s in the very early stages, and that’s all I can say about it at this time,”said Newhard’s lawyer, Ivan

Weinberg.Thousands of Marin County patients love Newhard, he added. In March, a Marin County judge declared a mistrial after jurors reached an impasse over whether Newhard used his position as a physician to sexually assault Kathleen Freitas, the 61-year-old Sonoma woman. Nine of 12 jurors voted to acquit.The prosecutor in the case has yet to decide whether to re-file charges against the doctor who continues to practice family medicine in Novato. The medical board accuses Newhard of kissing and hugging both patients, of failing to leave the examination room while they disrobed and of failing to have a female chaperone in the room when he performed their pelvic and breast exams.The complaint also alleges that Newhard made an off-color joke about Freitas’bra and breasts, a contention about which she testified during the criminal trial. In addition, the accusation claims that the doctor failed to consider that a drug he prescribed to an elderly patient caused her to feel chronically dizzy and to frequently fall.The accusation further alleges that Newhard failed to document a need to prescribe to the elderly patient the drug Lithium, which the board calls“a toxic medication.” The complaint says Newhard should have referred the patient to a specialist or consulted with one himself. It also alleges the doctor failed to use due caution in simultaneously prescribing multiple sedatives to the elderly patient and claims he prescribed a dangerous drug for a condition he failed to document. During the criminal trial, the prosecution contended there was no medical purpose for a vaginal and breast examination the doctor performed on Freitas in September 2007. Newhard testified in his own defense while his wife sat in the courtroom surrounded by friends and patients. He admitted finding Freitas attractive, hugging her and kissing her on the lips. But he and his attorneys maintained that his vaginal and breast examinations were appropriate and medically necessary. Weinberg said that many family-practice doctors, particularly older ones, hug and kiss their patients, though today the medical board frowns on the practice. Newhard graduated from Case Western Reserve University medical school in 1956, hung a shingle in Novato in 1973 and has been practicing family medicine there since. After the district attorney’s office filed criminal charges against him in 2008, the state medical board restricted his license so that a chaperone must be present when he examines female patients.The medical board has never disciplined Newhard.—RC

MCE customers. About 54,000 potential customers will receive opt-out notices at full rollout in the next few years. “There is an assumption,” says Bischoff, “that the residents of Marin want [only] to pay the lowest price. People also want access to choice.” MCE could produce a good marketing return, adds Bischoff, by dropping the meet-or-beat mantra and embarking on a campaign that concentrates on offering “a quality [renewables] product and local choice” along with the local economic benefits that a local public-power agency can bring. In many ways the choice is similar to buying organic produce. Organic may cost a bit more, but many Marin residents are willing to pay extra for the product they want. Bischoff also has harsh words for the CPUC decision that allows a flat generation rate. “It’s absolute insanity. Logic would say that flattening the rate takes away the incentive to [conserve energy].” It’s a wasteful strategy, he says, and one that the energy authority should think about rejecting. “I think the CPUC should be challenged, and I think [the Marin Energy Authority] should be encouraged to maintain tiered rates. Be bold. Incent people to save. Do all the right things, and trust in your market to remain your customers.” And it’s that choice residents gain when their cities and towns join the Marin Energy Authority. The current energy authority market includes Belvedere, Fairfax, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon and the unincorporated area of the county.

Residents in those areas can choose whether to purchase electricity from PG&E or MCE. Residents in other jurisdictions have no choice but to stay with PG&E. But that may change soon. At the July 7 energy authority board meeting, a proposal will be on the agenda to give amnesty to jurisdictions that haven’t joined the joint powers agency if they join within a certain time, which Connolly says may be four months. During the amnesty period, no penalties will be assessed. After that, they could be assessed $20,000 to $40,000 to create an energy procurement process, according to Weisz. “We’re planning the final rollout, and it’s easier to add a few more megawatts at this stage of the game than to do it later.” The energy authority will work to gather any interested Marin jurisdictions before acting on overtures from communities outside the county. The Richmond City Council recently adopted a resolution pledging the city’s interest in exploring a possible connection with MCE. A number of other communities, from Santa Cruz and San Jose to Arcata have expressed interest in MCE. Whether the energy authority would act as a consultant for those communities or actually enter into some form of partnership will be a topic on the table as the board moves toward its next rate-setting season after the first of the year. ✹ Contact the writer at

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‘Better’ days ahead Straight talk from Marin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens by Ronnie Co he n

It’s getting ‘Better’ all the time: From left, Elise Peterzell, Kayla Gaulden, Sasha Perigo, Kiki Nims, Ivan Shaw, Lisa France, Henri Boucher and Shannon Hare.

of ignorance about what it means to be transgender. “A lot of my counselors know very little about it,” Kayla said. “As a trans person, it’s really quite shocking how little people know about it.” Kayla and her friends in Make It Better Marin hope that riding the float in the Pride Parade—the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the country—will help to educate and break down negative stereotypes. ✹

▲This week, we present an open letter to the daughter of our Hero: Dear daughter of Ken Lee of Larkspur, Your father is an unusually honest man. Be proud in describing him to your friends. Earlier this month, he was driving home from taking you to some event, perhaps a team practice. In the middle of an intersection, he found the wallet I lost a few hours earlier, filled with important cards and hundreds of dollars. Your father came to my house and left the wallet and contents in the mailbox, accompanied by a note with his number. The only thanks he wants is for me to pass on a good gesture. So, dear daughter of Ken Lee, please try to live in the image of your father, an extraordinary person. Sincerely, Michael Pometta, Larkspur

▼Open seats were scarce when Cheryl Longinotti of Corte Madera and her two friends entered the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Spotting three empty seats together in the middle of a row, the trio stood at the aisle, one of them politely asking if the seats were free. A person next to the seats indicated they were free, yet the couple occupying the seats closest to the aisle remained motionless. Cheryl said, “Excuse me.” The couple ignored her. Not wanting to bump and kick across the bad-mannered man and woman, the friends exited the theater and re-entered at another aisle, still seeking seats as the trailers started. We think the couple’s sense of entitlement makes them worthy of one thing: wearing our matching Zero tiaras for the week. —Nikki Silverstein


person has a crush on you.’” One day, during PE, students threw rocks at Kiki’s head and leg and yelled offensive names. When Kiki finished telling her story of being bullied, Sasha looked over at her. “We love you, Kiki,” Sasha said tenderly. “We won’t throw rocks at you.” Being transgender in Marin also has been difficult for Kayla. “Marin is so liberal, but really it’s so closeted as well,” Kayla said. Kayla has been stunned at the level

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edwood High School junior Ivan movement to being a part of gay history. Shaw noticed that his family exWhat you’re doing is huge.” cludes gay relatives from gatherings. The teens’ presence in the parade will Sasha Perigo noticed that her Redwood clear a path for other kids to come out, classmates often use the word “gay” in a Matsuishi predicted. “There’s so many derogatory way. youth in the closet, especially in Marin Marin School of the Arts freshman Kiki County,” she said. Nims noticed an invisible bubble around In 2010, Matsuishi’s assistant, Lorenzo her when she entered the Cordova, graduated locker room after coming from San Rafael High MAKE IT BETTER MARIN out in seventh grade. School, where he beThe three teenagers have For more information, go to lieves he was the only joined about 20 others to makeitbettermarin.webs. out gay student for three form Make It Better Marin. com. Donations can be made years. “As someone who The group is dedicated to on the website or by sending has endured Marin high checks to Next Generation helping young people who schools, it was hard,” he Scholars, with Make It Better are lesbian, gay, bisexual, Marin in the memo line, 912 said. transgender, queer and Though Marin Lootens Place, San Rafael, CA questioning, or LGBTQQ. 94901. County has a reputaOn June 26, they will ride tion for being politically Marin County’s first youth progressive and socially float in the San Francisco tolerant, LGBT youth Pride Parade. still must battle the sort of prejudice as“I would hope it would inspire people sociated with small towns far from urban to come out of the closet,” said Kayla centers, Matsuishi and the youth said. Gaulden, a 17-year-old Redwood junior Sasha, Make It Better Marin’s co-leader, and self-described transgender pansexual. joined the group as a straight ally. Short Kayla wore a shirt, tie and henna-colored hair frames the 16-year-old junior’s cheerchin-length hair to a recent Make It Better ful face. Incessant homophobic language Marin meeting in San Rafael. throughout the halls of Redwood High At 16, Ivan stands 6-foot-2. The regularly upsets her. A recent challenge clean-cut Chinese-American plans to for students to count the number of become a primary-care physician. He times they heard language offensive to started Make It Better Marin after com- LGBTQQ people confirmed Sasha’s sense ing out to his family. of its pervasiveness. “They were absolutely petrified,” he Redwood students counted hearing said. “My parents are not very accepting of their peers make derogatory statements what I choose to be. They cringe at what I like “That’s so gay” between 400 and 1,200 do over the weekends.” times in a week, Sasha said. It disturbed Ivan to see that his famIvan said teens tend to use the word ily intentionally left his gay relatives off “gay” in a negative sense as frequently as invitation lists. “I saw this chain of disrethey use the word “so.” Henri Boucher, spect and homophobia. If my life sucks a 17-year-old Drake High School senior, this much, I wondered how much other said he baby-sits 8-year-olds, and they too people’s lives suck,” he said. punctuate their sentences with the word in With help from Sally Matsuishi, presia disparaging way. dent and CEO of Next Generation Schol“Imagine a kid who’s closeted hears you ars, Ivan started Make It Better Marin. He saying, ‘That’s so gay.’” Sasha said. “It sends named the group after It Gets Better, a the wrong message. It’s definitely our goal popular Internet campaign aimed at stopto stop that sort of language.” ping gay youth suicide. Kiki regularly hears gay slurs and at A handful of the Marin group’s memonly 14 knows how it feels to be treated bers gathered recently to prepare for a as an outcast. bake sale to raise money for the Pride In seventh grade, Kiki was a boy who float, an extravagantly decorated flatbed came out as gay. More recently, Kiki has truck. They estimate they will need $2,000 become transgender. During the Make for the truck rental, entry fee, gas and It Better meeting, her blonde bangs fell decorations. Sitting around a conference over one eye, and she wore a skirt and table in Next Generation’s San Rafael ofsandals. “When I came out—I first came fice, they listened to Matsuishi. out as gay—people started to run away,” “There are going to be bumps in the Kiki said. “There was kind of an invisroad,” she warned. “There’s never been a ible bubble around me. When I walked Pride float without conflict. In the end, it’s through the door in the locker room, there the message that makes it worthwhile. was kind of like a distance around me. “You go from being participants in a They would laugh at me and say, ‘Oh, this



A pruner, a baker, a creative-craft maker — and all of them gone to the fair...


t is a truth universally acknowledged, especially in Marin, that people should pursue their passion, follow their bliss, do what they love to do. It is also a cliche that if one does this, the money will follow. But to some Marinites, what more often follows are long strips of blue satin polyester imprinted with golden lettering. At least that’s the case with three San Rafael-area women who dominate the Marin County Fair’s “competitive exhibit” contests. All three of these remarkable artists admit that their hobbies cost them more than they ever get in prize money, but they all have loads of ribbons and love exhibiting their work. Hundreds of people enter the Marin County Fair contests every year—and only a few achieve true glory. Here are three of our fair ladies... CRUST NEVER SLEEPS Gerry Tribble is a county fair ubercompetitor in a girly apron. Fair officials call her a “rock star.” Last year Tribble

took home an astonishing six best-of- catastrophes,” she says. And, she admits: show awards for baked goods at the fair. “I’m not that good at cakes.” But she She scored with blueberry cobbler, an learned from her mistakes and develapple turnover, a b y J u l i e V a d e r oped her style. She cookie assortment, looks through cookcinnamon bread and, no surprise, a books and magazines for inspiration, strawberry pie. Pies are her passion, her always searching for the next best pastry. calling, her forte—and a good pie begins “When I’m leafing through recipes I with the crust. can almost taste things in my mind, and “People are intimidated by crusts,” putting ingredients together according she says, and looks absolutely crustto a plan feels creative,” she says. fallen when a visitor admits she uses the Because many baked goods are at ready-made refrigerator kind. There’s their peak right out of the oven, she no good excuse for that, Tribble kindly stays up all night before her entries implies. She teaches pie-making and are due, concentrating on what she is once made a series of just pie crusts in doing, following a game plan that lets her sparkling Marinwood kitchen, alterher be fully involved in each creation. ing the ingredients from lard to butter to “It totally feeds me,” she says, “I get in shortening and different combinations this groove.” When Tribble describes of the three fats to arrive at her perfect what she does to bake for the fair she recipe. It sounds like a lot of work, but is describing “flow”—a state of total she insists it was “fun,” and there is no preoccupation that is, in a way, the very arguing with the results, especially when definition of happiness. your mouth is full. She works as a registered nurse in the Tribble wasn’t always so successintensive care unit at Queen of the Valley ful. When she first entered the Marin Hospital in Napa, her second career— County Fair 15 years ago, “I had a lot of the first was as a pattern technician. That

job is to turn the designers’ vision for clothing into reality by creating patterns, and Tribble sees parallels to baking there: Several cooks can take the same recipe, believe they are following it precisely and come up with very different results. “Bakers bring their experience, their talent, personality and even emotion into what they make,” she says. Tribble’s husband, Patrick, also bakes and sometimes competes at the fair, too, and both of them are surprisingly (and annoyingly) slender. They give away most of their efforts to friends, family and neighbors, especially now that Gerry is going gluten-free. She continues her lifelong quest for the perfect apple pie—last fall on a trip to Michigan they came home with about 70 varieties of apples to try. The Marin County Fair, reflecting our fair county, is particularly food-centric as far as county fairs go, with special cuisine contests on Saturday and Sunday, and the fair does an exceptional job of displaying bakers’ and cooks’ masterpieces. Tribble says she won’t enter as 14>

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traveled east to watch what she knows. deprecating woman one of her sons gradu“She’s an amazing who talks rapidly in many goods in the ate from Coast Guard teacher to me—the an English accent, fair this year—only officers school. No ultimate,” say Joan Kelly has produced about six (her work doubt he appreciates Goff of Mill Valley, an amazingly varied schedule won’t althe sacrifice. who co-edits the rose collection of pictures low more)—but Husband Tom calls society newsletter and clothing and she plans to keep himself “a companion with Trimble. (Their sugar sculptures and competing for as plant” and says he is newsletter, The Marin quilts and boxes and many years as she “in charge of digging Rose, just won a nabaskets, much of it can. holes and hauling tional award.) Goff meticulously worked Her primary addirt.” He is also the says her friend is with tiny stitching. vice for the begin“staff” who helps with very shy and modest She started entering ning baker? the daunting task of (for instance, she did her creative crafts in “Know your getting roses to the fair. not want to be phothe Marin County oven,” she says. “Get The goal is to get each tographed for this Fair a decade ago an oven thermombloom at the absolute article and Goff was at the urging of eter. And buy the peak on the very hour surprised that the Pafriends. She did best ingredients it is judged, but that’s cific Sun was even alwell. “And I got a bit you can afford.” She tricky to predict, and lowed to see her garaddicted, I supalso encourages takentries are due weeks den), but Trimble’s no pose,” Kelly says. ing the plunge into in advance. So comshrinking violet when Of course, Kelly’s competitive baking, petitive rosarians enter she talks about her bework is not perishexpanding creativvirtually every class loved roses. able, so she used to ity. “Competition (there are more than Trimble’s advice be able to enter the totally fuels me,” she 150 at the fair) they for those who want same pieces in the says. “It’s tastable have a plant for, and to grow prize-worthy county fair and then art, and hopefully then arrive with their blooms is, amazingly, Sacramento’s state tasty.” Gerry Tribble can literally taste success with each apbest cuttings. to not be afraid to give fair. But the state fair Kelly’s 41,000-beaded ‘Starry Night’ earned her a fourth proaching county fair. Timing is every- up. “Don’t hang onto Golden Bear at the EGA awards. moved up its exhibit LA VIE EN ROSE thing. Roses will re-bloom eight to 10 weeks a rose that is not dodates a couple of Roses have a long history of competition, after the green buds are removed, depending ing well,” she says. “New roses are far supe- years ago (this year it’s July 14-31), so now of course, and rose shows have been known on variety and the weather. Trimble knows rior to some of the older ones.” Kelly must choose which work goes where— to take on, at least symbolically, some formi- every plant and times it accordingly, but this She especially likes the toughness of this year a few pieces will go to each. But she dable enemies: the Nazis (Mrs. Miniver) and year’s long, wet, cold spring has delayed things a pink shrub variety called Knock Out tends to concentrate her efforts toward the the class system (Downton Abbey). More re- considerably. Buds that are opening ahead of (“No black spot!”) and her go-to bloom state competition. Results for the county cently, in last year’s rose contest at the Marin schedule will be whisked to the fridge to wait for shows is a floribunda un-beautifully fair won’t be known until the fair opens, but County Fair, the war of the roses was an out- for judgment day; before a typical show both named Stretch Johnson. at the state fair this year Kelly won five first and-out rout, with Gail Trimble taking home the Trimbles’ fridges are filled with gorgeous These are tough times in the plant nursery place awards, two seconds and one third for seven of 10 best-of-show awards, as well as, of flowers. Then, before dawn on fair day, they’re business. Iconic rose producer Jackson and her entries—additionally, her tiny Beaded course, the overall best of show for cut roses. up and then off to the county fairgrounds, Perkins filed for bankruptcy last month, and Tabriz carpet won the Bead Fetish Award, Such quantity and quality of cut roses sug- and things are tense while Gail tries to rapidly places to buy roses are diminishing. But in and her seven Felted Tea Cakes won the gests a large estate, a phalanx of gardeners, a match her tags with her blooms. Even after the the end that may not matter—Trimble is a Camellia Chapter EGA Award. Such rousing deeply competitive spirit. And this is entirely judging there is constant upkeep—through- hybridizer, striving to create new roses, a pro- success is actually something of a comedown the wrong picture. out the fair’s run, members of the rose society cess that takes years, if not decades. The idea for Kelly—two years ago she won an amazGail Trimble and her husband, Tom, live in change water in vases and replace “contestants” is to produce ever more beautiful, fragrant ing three “Bears”—golden bear trophies for an Eichler house in San Rafael with a modthat are fading with younger, perkier versions and disease-resistant plants; Trimble is movhaving the best in show. Last year she added est front yard entirely devoid of roses. The (any metaphors to ing toward having an a fourth Bear with a reproduction of Van backyard is sunny, but not particularly large; human beauty pagall-organic garden. Gogh’s “Starry Night”—worked in 41,664 most of the space is taken up by a steep hilleants are too depressShe is especially teeny, tiny glass beads. Kelly estimates it took side covered in evergreen shrubs and a large ing to contemplate). interested in develop- her a solid month of eight-hour workdays to above-ground pool. The side yards are for a Serious rose fanciers ing bluish-color roses complete the picture. small flock of chickens and two small greenmake sure they show and a new close-to“You can get bored off your rocker doing houses; the 126-or-so prized roses are left up the morning of perfect variety may it,” she says. So while she works she listens with a few terraces and rows and rows of tidy, day one, to see what well be a tiny seedling to audio books, and says she went through neatly labeled plastic pots. All of it is patrolled the judges see. in her backyard right more than 60 books last year. (She tends to by four bossy and endearing shelties. Although Trimble now—although it select books that have won awards.) The rose hobby started in 1986, when admits “it’s always a will no doubt still be A spare bedroom in her Terra Linda Trimble, to spruce up the front yard, bought thrill when you win tasty to deer. home—she laughs when someone calls it two tree rose bushes from Longs’ Drugs. your first blue riba “studio”—is crammed with art supplies, The varieties were (portentously?) called bon,” she also says A STITCH IN TIME tools, her crafts and fair ribbons. The quality Gold Medal and First Prize. Deer eventually she would be growSusie Kelly would and volume of her work is astonishing— devoured the front yard roses, but not before ing roses and just also still be doing her there are beaded necklaces, silver-work jewthe plants had altered Gail Trimble’s life for as many without work without the elry, needlework boxes, sewing kits, embroigood. contests—she’s not Marin County Fair— dered pictures, quilts, crochet, watercolors, “I kind of got the bug, I guess,” she says, about the competior, for that matter, roses made of sugar and cakes of fondant, quietly. She joined rose organizations, read tion and the shows the California State dresses and purses and scarves. 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ustin was homeless and clinically depressed. All that he could see in front of him was more of the pain and isolation he had already experienced in life. The suicide of his brother and continual conflict with his family left the teenager feeling like there was nowhere to turn. He soon found himself clinging to the only support he could find at the time--a group of friends involved in crime. Inevitably, Dustin found himself in jail convicted of a felony. At 19, he was starting down the path that many career criminals have walked, leading to lifelong entanglements with law enforcement, drugs and violence. Dustin says, “I felt awful. I never saw my life turning out the way it was and I didn’t know what to do to change. I didn’t plan for the future. I only took one day at a time.” However, soon after being released from jail, Dustin’s life would take a drastic, positive change in course. As part of his parole program,Dustinworkedwith the Support Treatment After Release program (STAR). STAR introduced Dustin to Integrated Community Services, a nonprofit in San Rafael that services all disability groups and promotes self-advocacy and integration in the work place and in the community as a whole. Established in 1994, ICS develops customized support for every individual it serves. Each person is given the opportunity to learn and gain skills while improving their quality of life. After spending time with Dustin and learning about his interests and desire to gain skills that would enable him to be competitive and confident in the work place, Dustin enjoys working at Bayside Garden Center in Tiburon. ICS felt he would be the perfect placement in their new vocational horticultural training program, Growing Excellence in Marin (GEM). GEM is a three-to-nine month training program that teaches both technical nursery skills and interpersonal work skills. Both skill sets are taught according to individual strengths and needs, with an emphasis on transferable skills, such as maintaining focus, improving physical strength and stamina, ability to follow instructions, and taking initiative. The site is located in San Rafael at 2500 Fifth Avenue, on top of the Mount Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery. GEM has a green house and plant boxes that grow all organic vegetables and flowers. GEM participants have watched

everything grow, from herbs to kale and arugula, and has seen narcissus and amarillas bloom, which were popular during the winter holiday season. “The concept of GEM was to pair horticulture therapy and occupational skills training together to promote well-being and employability for individuals with challenges. We all know that plants don’t grow overnight, and neither do people.” Said Donna Lemmon, Executive Director of Integrated Community Services/GEM Nicole Mercier, the garden educator at the site, says, “the students seem to enjoy seeing how their work turns into something; they mix the soil they will plant seeds in; those seeds germinate and become small plants which they transplant into larger containers; they check all the plants everyday and water and feed them and watch them grow; eventually they see the transformation of a seed into broccoli or a pansy or snow peas.” The work has proved to be a perfect fit for participants who are new to the work force, teaching valuable skills not only in the technical aspects and components of employment, but also in discovering the value of patience and a consistent work ethic. Mercier comments that, “almost none of the work pays off overnight -- it is always an investment in the future. I think working with the plants is a great way for people to develop a nurturing way of handling things; it

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mong the great things about Marin are the scores of non-profit organizations doing essential work to improve peoples’ lives in almost every way imaginable. We are very fortunate to have the Marin Community Foundation in our community. Founded in 1986 with Buck Trust funds, the foundation awarded $52,946,254 in grants to hundreds of non-profits last year. More than 300 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at the Foundation. MCF is only part of the local story, though. MCF and local governments can’t begin to fund all local needs and must periodically cut back their funding depending on their own income, the economy and many other factors. Scores of businesses, community service groups and organizations in our community directly fund people and nonprofits doing great things in Marin. In our regular news pages we often focus on some of the good things that organizations are doing to connect people and build community in Marin. We love to tell positive stories. However, with limited space and the many other regular features we provide to our readers, we are only able to skim the surface of the hundreds of stories about the good works that are such a vital part of our community. In looking for a way to tell more of these great stories and build further support for worthwhile organizations, we have created a feature we call “Marin Community Partners.” Our goal is to provide: • Increased coverage of good things happening in our community; • Increased recognition of worthy people and projects; • Greater appreciation by local folks of the good works going on around them; • Enhanced dialogue about resolution of problems; • Greater support for particularly worthy projects.

MarinCommunityPartners takes a certain amount of patience and careful handling to ensure the plants’ survival, and developing a sense for this has the potential to permeate our understanding of ourselves, other people, and human relationships.” Understanding that the plants only grow and come to fruition with the right amount of care, nutrients and hard work resonated with Dustin. As the plants developed over the winter months so had Dustin, who began the program just as fall was ending. Mercier worked closely with Dustin and says, “because Dustin was ready for change, he acquired many of the basic skills rapidly. Soon, we were discussing advanced, technical concepts. Dustin empowered his own success by recognizing that dwelling on personal issues or coming up with excuses for avoiding work are only boundaries to positive change which, for Dustin, was to become successfully employed. It was really exciting to see a young person empower themselves to achieve the positive change that they wanted to see happen in their lives. This change Dustin created, like growing broccoli crowns, did not happen overnight. Dustin sowed seeds, transplanted seedlings, prepared the soil beds, out-planted the crop, and weeks later, he is truly watching the fields ripen for harvest with the fruits of his labor.” Dustin reflected on the internal change he noticed in himself that paralleled the growth he could see in the plants. “I felt more confident and proud of myself as I saw how my work was paying off. It made me feel more ready to work and figure out that I really like working with plants and would like to find a job at a nursery.” With spring approaching, nurseries around Marin were beginning to prepare for their busy season. As the flowers were blooming and becoming ready to go to different nurseries, the GEM participants were also beginning to see their skill set blossom and develop, making them feel ready to approach “We have had a close and supportive the nurseries for relationship with ICS for nearly a employment just as the spring flowers were. decade. The goal of the organization— ICS’s employment specialist Irene Klein to help people train for and obtain worked with Dustin to jobs—is one that we fully support help him prepare for interviews at nurseries because it helps both the individual and says of Dustin’s training at GEM: and the community.” was able — Kim Kaselionis, “Dustin to approach the Circle Bank’s CEO/President interview with a level of confidence and ease because he felt comfortable and knowledgeable about plants. Before Dustin began GEM, he had no work experience. The training he received at GEM encompassed all the different aspects of a nursery job.” Bayside Gardens in Tiburon was one of the first nurseries to show interest in the GEM program and set up a time to meet with Dustin for an initial interview. Dustin, like all first time interviewees, was nervous about what questions may be asked and how competitive he would be--given the fact that he had never worked before. The training he received at GEM helped to alleviate his nerves and when he walked in to the nursery for the first time he excitedly pointed out different plants he had worked with during his nursery training and excitedly explained how to care for the native plants he learned about that are featured at Bayside Gardens. Dustin’s first interview went incredibly well, and eventually led to a second interview at which time he was offered a job as a nursery worker—and asked to start immediately.

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I visited Dustin on the second day of his job and he looked natural and confident in his gardening gloves working outside on a very large project. He was transplanting over 30 succulents. Dustin explained to me that transplanting is when you move one plant to another location, moving around the roots gently to stimulate them and putting them in fresh soil that is specifically used for that particular kind of plant. Transplanting is a difficult task because a gardener could risk killing the plant in the process of moving it. Experience and training are essential in order to ensure that the plant survives the change. Dustin gingerly moved one of the succulents over to a different plant, not breaking eye contact with his task but was smiling and comfortably chatting to me about the previous day at work. He had potted over 100 strawberry plants and said it was “fun.” He was gleaming as he dug his hand in to the soil to start on his next plant. Before I left I asked him what he thought of working so far. He said, “I’d like to own my own business one day. Maybe a nursery.” He smiled again and got back to work. “As we look at the financial difficulties of the past several years and the recovery underway, we believe that strengthening of local economies and putting people to work are the keys to economic vitality. That ICS has taken on an important role in helping people who otherwise would have no job education or training resources is an enormously important undertaking.” For more information about Integrated Community Services call 415-455-8481 or link to

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top me if you’ve heard this one before. Marin good vibes, a plate stacked with tenAs a longtime music fan, I enjoyed a der barbecued pork and world-class Western peak experience a few years back listen- sounds. ing to progressive-country supergroup the Ten minutes later, I sat, literally, at the feet Flatlanders while pitching horseshoes and of the band—the stage is at ground level just gnawing on a tangy pork rib. a yard or two away from the front row of The occasion was one of Rancho Nicasio’s revelers seated on the grassy lawn—listening infamous Fourth of July BBQ on the Lawn to singer/songwriters Jimmie Dale Gilmore, concerts, part of a seasonal music series Joe Ely and Butch Hancock (augmented that that’s become a West Marin tradition. day by Texas Tornado accordionist Augie I was there with my family and a few Meyers), immersed in their rootsy sounds friends. The barbecue-inand contemplating the duced epiphany arrived as road dust on their wellI stood in the cool shade of worn snakeskin cowboy The gate opens at 3pm for a towering pine grove at boots. the Rancho Nicasio BBQ on the Lawn shows; music the back of the property, I thought, just shoot starts at 4. Ticket prices vary. leisurely pitching horseme now, so I can die a 415/662-2219 or ranchonicashoes with my two thenhappy man. teenaged sons, gazing at I lived to tell the tale, the high white clouds and, I hope, to saddle up drifting across an othto the outdoor booth that erwise brilliant blue sky and savoring the serves that tasty barbecue at the popular cool coastal breeze as the Flatlanders—a Nicasio restaurant. band of Texas music legends—crooned a Since the demise of Sweetwater in Mill song about love and lust. Valley (and its later incarnation, SweetwaIt was the perfect convergence of family ter Station in Larkspur), Rancho Nicasio love, rustic settings, those stress-busting West has carried the torch for world-class roots

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Film Night in the Park presents Elizabeth Taylor in ’National Velvet’ Saturday at 8pm in San Anselmo’s Creek Park; info, 272-2756 or

Bad Teacher (1:32) A boozing, badtempered, bed-hopping seventh grade teacher (Cameron Diaz) competes with a more straitlaced colleague for the affections of the faculty’s dreamiest hunk. ● Beginners (1:45) Christopher Plummer forges a fulfilling new friendship with son Ewan McGregor when he emerges, triumphantly, from the closet at age 75. ● Bridesmaids (1:29) Lovelorn Kristen Wiig endures the barbaric rituals of modern matrimony when her BFF Maya Rudolph gets hitched. ● Buck (1:28) Documentary follows cowboy and real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannanman as he shares his gift for communicating with equines through instinct and compassion. ● Cars 2 (1:53) The gang heads to Europe to compete in le Grand Prix and gets caught up in international espionage; Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave and Eddie Izzard are among the jet set. ● Cave of Forgotten Dreams (1:29) Filmmaker extraordinaire Werner Herzog explores the nearly inaccessible reaches of Cave Chauvet in France, home to the oldest (30,000year-old) visual artwork in human history. ● Coppelia (2:28) E.T.A. Hoffman’s fable about a beautiful mechanical doll is brought to breathtaking life by the Bolshoi Ballet. ● The Globe Theatre Presents The Merry Wives of Windsor (3:00) Direct from London it’s the Bard’s classic comedy of love and deception among John Falstaff and his fellow Elizabethans. ● Green Lantern (1:45) Move over, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent; it’s Hal Jordan’s turn at the DC Comics summer blockbuster superhero sweepstakes. ● 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. ● 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 ●

Hoffman supply the voices. ● Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition (4:25) If you still haven’t had enough hobbits, elves and wizards to last you your lifetime, here’s some deleted footage from the platinum-plated vaults of Peter Jackson. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Don Pasquale (3:50) Donizetti’s comic opera of love, lust and chicanery is presented live from New York in dazzling big-screen high definition. ● The Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra (3:45) The great Placido Domingo stars in Verdi’s tale of political intrigue, gorgeously presented in big-screen high definition. ● 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. ● Mr. Popper’s Penguins (1:35) Richard Atwater’s classic kids’ book hits the big screen with Jim Carrey as a suave Manhattan money man whose life is turned upside down when six penguins take up residency in his Park Avenue penthouse. ● National Theatre London: The Cherry Orchard (2:30) Russian aristocrats gather at the heavily mortgaged ancestral estate in Chekhov’s tragicomic look at family dynamics and revolutionary politics. ● 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. ● Stephen Sondheim’s Company (2:30) An eclectic all-star cast (including Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert and Christina Hendricks) performs Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical about love and commitment; the New York Philharmonic provides accompaniment. ● Super 8 (1:52) J.J. Abrams’ Zapruderesque thriller about a group of kids who inadvertently film an ultra-spooky conspiracy-laden catastrophe. ● The Tale of Despereaux (1:34) A literate little mouse takes on a vengeful rat, taking his inspiration from the Knights of the Round Table. ● Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2:37) Shia LeBeouf and his robotic comrades are back, saving humankind from total destruction for, what, the third time? ● The Tree of Life (2:18) Terrence Malick’s lyrical, meditative family portrait (winner of Cannes’ Palme d’Or) stars Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. ● The Trip (1:47) Rollicking comedy follows two British comics as they motor through Northern England in search of fine food and literary inspiration, gibe-ing and pattering all the way. ● 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 ❋ Bad Teacher (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:20 Sat-Sun 12, 2:40, 5:25, 8, 10:20 Mon-Tue 7, 9:20 Century Regency 6: 11, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 10:20, 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 2, 4:45, 7:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 2:30, 5:15, 7:40 Tue 12, 2:30, 5:15, 7:40 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:40 Beginners (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun, Tue-Thu 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Mon 11:30, 2:15 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun, Tue-Thu 4:30, 7 Bridesmaids (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:50, 1:50, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 1:45 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Sun 4:30, 7:15 Mon, Tue, Thu 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 Wed 11:45, 2:10 ❋ Buck (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Cars 2 (G) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 7:40 Sat-Sun 11:30, 5, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 7:40 Mon-Tue 9:35; 3D showtime at 6:45 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:25, 11:40, 1, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 11, 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8:20, 9:40 TueThu 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 12:05, 2:50, 5:35, 8:20; 3D showtimes at 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Wed-Thu 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G) Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 12, 2:25, 4:45 Sat, Mon, Tue, Thu 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 Wed 12, 2:25

= New Movies This Week

Coppelia (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 1 ❋ The Globe Theatre Presents the Merry Wives of Windsor (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Mon 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Mon 6:30 Green Lantern (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:25, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 5:35, 8:15 Sat-Sun 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:25, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 12:15, 2:55, 5:35, 8:15 MonTue 7:15, 9:55; 3D showtimes at 6:30, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:30, 12, 1:30, 2:55, 4:30, 5:55, 7:30, 8:55, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 11:15, 12:45, 2:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri-Tue 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:25, 7, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:25, 7 The Hangover Part II (R) ★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:50, 2:30, 5:05, 7:45, 10:10 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:15, 2:35, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 12:25, 4:55, 9:20 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Tue 7 The Metropolitan Opera: Don Pasquale (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am The Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 Midnight in Paris (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 12:10, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:30 Tue 12:10, 2:40, 4:55 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:35, 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:45, 10 Tue 12:50, 3:05, 5:20 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 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, Tue, Thu 5:15, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3:

Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:10, 6:50, 9:15 Sun-Thu 1:45, 4:10, 6:50 Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:45, 11:55, 1:10, 2:25, 3:30, 4:50, 5:50, 7:15, 8:10, 9:35, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 10, 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Lark Theater: Fri, Sat, Tue 3:10, 5:15, 7:30 Sun, Thu 3:10, 5:15 Mon, Wed 5:15, 7:30 ❋ National Theatre London: The Cherry Orchard (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Thu 7:30 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:15, 1:20, 4:25, 7:25, 10:30 Stephen Sondheim’s Company (PG13) Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 7:30 Sun noon CinéArts at Sequoia: Sun noon Super 8 (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Cinema: Fri-Mon 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Century Regency 6: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Tue 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4, 7:10 The Tale of Despereaux (G) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: Mon, Wed 10am Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue 11:30am ❋ Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Tue 11:59pm; 3D showtimes at 9, 11:59pm Wed-Thu 1:30, 4:45, 8; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 4, 7:15, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue 9, 11, 11:59 WedThu 12, 3:30, 7, 10:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Wed-Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:10 The Tree of Life (PG-13) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: 5, 8 Sat-Sun 2, 5, 8 The Trip (Not Rated) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: 4, 6:30, 9 Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 X-Men: First Class (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:20, 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:15

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

Christopher Plummer joins the party in ‘Beginners,’ now at the Regency and Sequoia. JUNE 24 – JUNE 30, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 27


F R I D AY J U N E 2 4 — F R I D AY J U LY 1 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more event information. 226-0262.

Live music

06/25: Shana Morrison Pop/rock, blues,

06/24: Benefit for Judge Murphy: Lansdale Station a Celebration of Life Continuing

Americana. 9-11:30pm. $20. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600.

to battle cancer, awaiting transplant, Judge remains positive as his band with Carlos Reyes and Chip Roland rally in support for this local husband and father. 8:15pm-midnight. $20. The Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions. com/html/shows.htm 06/24: Danny Click Band Smart, sassy bluesinflected rock and roll. 9-11:30pm. $20. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. 06/24: Moonlight Rodeo Roots rock/Americana originals. 3:30-5:30pm. Free. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. (707) 778-8776.

06/24: Ned Endless and the Allnighters Dance band. 9pm-1am. $5. Sausalito Seahorse , 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 06/24: New Rising Sons Rock. 7-10pm. Taste of Rome, Bridgeway, Sausalito. www. 06/24: Pride and Joy Pop and soul revue. 9pm-midnight. $20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 06/25: Lumanation, Cole Tate Band Reggae/rock. Blues rock. 9pm-midnight. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael.

06/26: Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys With special guest Red Meat. 4-7pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 06/26: Delta Rae, Drew Gasparini Vocal driven folk/pop. 8pm. $10-12. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

06/26: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Classic swing/jazz standards and original songs. 5-8pm. Free. 10 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 06/26: Lazy Horse Marin musicians perform classic and modern rock favorites.Bring the family, some snacks, and a blanket or camp chairs for sitting on the grass. No dogs allowed in the park. 5-6 p.m. Free. Piccolo Pavilion at Menke Park, Tamalpais Dr. & Redwood Ave., Old Town Corte Madera. 265-1105 . 06/26: New Rising Sons Town Center Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Town Center, Corte Madera. 06/26: Sage Folk rock. 2-4:30 p.m. No cover. Angel Island Cove Cantina, Angel Island State Park, Tiburon.

BEST BET Hello deliciousness!

For 30 consecutive years, Mill Valley has transformed itself each summer into the hub of all things scrumptious and good in the world. At the MILL VALLEY WINE AND GOURMET FOOD TASTING, organizers pull out the big guns and provide a mouth-watering spread of edibles and drinkables—from Nicasio Valley Cheese and Jimtown’s best tapenade ever (Have sponsors David, Ryan, Wesley and Doug Canepa, of you tried that fig and olive spread? Event Mill Valley Market, are ready to uncork another mouthGood lord!) to Elegantly Organic, watering gourmet-a-palooza. Botanical Bakery and much more. Add local syrahs, chilled sauvignon blancs and imported grapey goodness for a voyage to food and wine heaven. And, hello deliciousness! Mill Valley Beer Works, Lagunitas and a handful of other regional brewers will provide crisp ales and thirst-quenching ciders to wash it all down. The drooling and gorging takes place this Sunday, June 26, 1-4pm in Mill Valley’s Depot Plaza, Throckmorton Ave. at Miller Ave. 21+. $35-$45. 415/3889700.—Dani Burlison 28 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 24 - JUNE 30, 2011

Lansdale Station will rock for a good cause this Friday at the Palm Ballroom.

06/26: Vox Populi and Plan Be perform Paul Simon Vox Populi, Sonoma’s rock and roll choir, accompanied by Plan Be, return to the Throckmorton Theater to perform the songs of multiple Grammy-winner and hall of famer Paul Simon. 7:30-9:30pm. $18-25. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 06/28: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals, plus you never know when another amazing musician will come and join in and make it even more fun. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 06/28: Noel Jewkes Invitational jazz jam. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894.

06/29: Smooth Jazz Happy Hour With Kevin Frazier Saxophone. 5:30-7:30pm. Il Davide, 901 A St., San Rafael. 454-8080.

06/30: ‘Music in the Vines’ Disability Services & Legal Center fundraiser. Featuring live blues music with The Hellhounds, gourmet food and local wine, silent auction/raffle. 7-10pm. $40-50. Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa. (707) 528-2745. 06/30: Daria Quartet Versatile jazz vocalist. With Dave Bell, guitar; Sam Bevan, bass; Phil Hawkins, drums. 8-11pm. $15. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 06/30: John Allair Part of the MAGC Summer Concert Series. Outdoor music at the gazebo every Thursday. Farmers market (3-7pm) onsite provides further options for the evening. 5-7pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-5081. 06/30: LIP-Sticks With Paula Helene. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

06/30: Salsa Thursday with Orquesta Borinquen Smokin’ salsa band. 8-11pm. $10-12. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/01: Big Dog Trouble Americana/rock. 9-11pm. No cover. Hopmonk Tavern, 691 Broadway , Sonoma.

07/01: Knight Drive, Fantasia SF, Tres Hombres Rock and ZZ Top Tribute band.

9pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

Concerts 06/19, 23 and 25: Contemporary Opera Marin Part of the Tiburon music festival. Two forty-minute operas performed in English. Albert Lortzing’s 1832 “The Life of Mozart” and local composer Vincent Stadlin’s “Anna’s Windows.” Light refreshments follow. 7:30-9:15pm. $20, $5 for 18 and under. St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Dr., Tiburon. 457-5226.. 06/23: Paul Smith Part of the Tiburon Music Festival. Festival director an pianist Paul Smith performs works by Liszt, Mahler, Percy Grainger, Wallingford Riegger, Nino Rota. 7:30-9:1 pm. $20.$5, 18 and under. St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Dr., Tiburon. 457-5226.

06/25: Cave Concert: Kitka and Laura Inserra Internationally renowned women’s vocal ensemble and Hang virtuoso in concert with the Temple of Poi dancers at the stunningly beautiful Hawk Hill Tunnel, at the Marin Headlands. 9:30-11:15pm. $30. Hawk Hill Tunnel, Conzelman and McCullough Roads, Sausalito. (510) 868-8068.

Dance 06/25: Latin Fever: Fundraising Dance Party Bring in the sultry summer season as the Osher Marin JCC and Canal Alliance present a night of live Cuban music, DJs along with and Salsa and Bachata dance lessons and dancing. All proceeds will directly help people in need. 7pm-1am. $20. Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000.

Theater/Auditions 06/24-25: “Dynamic Duet”Songbirds Daniela Innocenti-Beem and Julie Ekoue-Totou in concert with material from Broadway musicals. 8 p.m. $25. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 883-4498.

06/24: ‘Personal Life Stories’ Presented by the Bay Area Playback Theatre. 8 p.m. $15-18. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. Through 06/26: ‘Tiny Alice’ Marin Theatre Company presents Edward Albee’s controversial, rarely performed play that is both erotic thriller and darkly comic allegory. 7:30pm Sun. and Wed.; 2pm Sun.; 8pm Tues. and Thurs.-Sat. $20-53. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208.

Art 06/24-08/05:‘Clay and Beyond’ Celebrates the use of 3-dimensional media as art. Works by Lauren Ari, Carol Fregoso, Gregg Jabbs, Tebby George and Margaret Moster. Opening reception 5-8pm July 8. 10 a.m.-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. 06/24-25: Tiburon Art Festival Call to Artists With charm reminiscent of quaint New England fishing villages and world-class views rivaling the most scenic European vistas, Tiburon California is unequivocally an art-lovers mecca. The Tiburon Art Festival 2011 is now accepting artists for this fabulous juried bayside art event. Seeking painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, jewelry, photography and mixed media. 64 juried artists will be selected to show their work on Historic Ark Row in downtown Tiburon. Live music, youth entertainment and activities, gourmet food and drinks, all steps away from the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay. http://tiburon-artfestival. com 10am-4pm. $30 application fee Tiburon Art Festival , 450 San Rafael Ave., Belvedere. 435-5633. 06/25-10/15:‘Washed Ashore’ A temporary exhibition at The Marine Mammal Center which features 15 artworks made of plastic trash by Angela Haseltine Pozzi. Free, docent-led tours available for a modest fee. Marine Mammal Center, 2000 Bunker Road, Marin Headlands, Sausalito. 289-7325.

07/01-08/27: ‘Tondos and Circular

Images’ Claudia Chapline, paintings. Reception 11:30am-1:30pm July 10. 10am-4pm. Community Congregational Church, 145 Rockhill Dr., Tiburon. 868-2308. 07/01: Gallery Route One Annual Artist Show “Outside the Lines.” Explores the duty of the artist to go beyond the norm in seeking creative artistic solutions. Opening reception 3-5pm July 3. (G.R.O.) is open daily, 11 to 5 closed Tue. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1347.

Through 06/26: Gallery Route One May/ June Exhibitions Will Thoms “Finding My Way: Maps, Grids, Signs.” Alex Fradkin “ The Left Coast: California on the Edge” and Tim Graveson, new works. 11am-5pm Wed.-Mon. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes. 663-1347.

Through 06/29: Kathleen Piscioneri and Deanna Pedroli Paintings. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 632-3231.

Through 06/30: ‘Celebrating Women’ Paola Gianturco, photography. Free. Alemany Library, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 482-2453.

Through 07/02: Marin Society of Artists “All Creatures Great and Small: Human, Animal, Realistic and Abstract.” Juried member show. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561.

Through 07/04: ‘Beyond, Visions of Planetary Landscapes’ Tour the universe this summer with the unique Smithsonian traveling exhibition in historic downtown Petaluma. 10am-4pm. Petaluma Museum, 20 4th St., Petaluma. (707) 778-4398. Through 07/04: ‘Mosaic Magic’ Solo exhibition by Jane Kelly “Mosaic Magic” showcases whimsical, colorful, three dimensional mosaic pieces. 7am-3pm Mon.-Fri.; 8am-3pm Sat.-Sun.; 5pm-9:30pm Wed.-Sun. Free. Anthony Miceli Gallery at Two Bird Cafe, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo.

ViDEO ‘Farewell,’ my Russkie... Farewell proves real life can be stronger than fiction. This remarkable Cold War espionage thriller is the truelife story of KGB Colonel Vladimir Vetrov who, disillusioned with the Soviet Union, searches for a conduit to pass agencyshattering intelligence on to the West. He settles on a most unlikely French engineer, which both makes sense— Fred Ward hasn’t been this Reagan-esque since he won’t invite suspicion—and bewil- his nude scene in ‘Henry & June.’ ders the poor man who is completely ill equipped for the espionage game. The web of relationships takes a while to weave and the plight of the anxious Frenchman befriended by the disillusioned dreamer takes on a Hitchcockian Everyman. That Presidents Mitterrand and Reagan were assigned supporting roles in this drama seems incredible until it finally dawns that this undermining of both powers’ intel agencies was in fact the catalyst for glasnost. Serbian auteur Emir Kusturica here plays the KGB officer and Guillaume Canet the hapless handler. Willem Dafoe plays big-time CIA defense while Fred Ward captures the essence of Reagan, even if he is 3 feet shorter. The magnetism of the cast and outrageousness of the story makes this irresistible.—Richard Gould

Pride and Joy will bare their soul this Friday at George’s.

Through 07/08: ‘Beautiful Botanicals’ Paintings by Master Artists of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. 8am-7pm. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 So. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000.

Through 07/10: Marin County Watercolor Society Member group exhibition inspired by the beauty of California in Marin County and other locations throughout the state. 10am4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.

Through 07/15: Marin Arts Exhibition “Pop Art.” Exhibition featuring a variety of pop art in various mediums inspired by pop culture and popular music. 11-6pm. Free . Marin Arts Gallery, 906 Fourth St., San Rafael . 666-2442. 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.

greater project success, satisfaction and income. 7:30-10am. $20-40. McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael.

06/25: ‘Armchair Travel: Machu Picchu’ Presentation by Marin IJ hiking columnist and author Tacy Dunham. 11am-noon. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Rm 427, San Rafael. 499-6058.

06/27: Art Lecture: ‘Balenciaga and Spain’ Julia Geist of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will discuss the enduring work of haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga and the profound influence of Spain on his work. 7pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292.

06/30: Speaker Series: ‘It’s All About the Ocean’ SF American Cetacean Society presents David McGuire, founder of Sea Stewards, speaking about his organization, the threats facing ocean life, and how we can protect ocean life. 7-9pm. Free. The Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871 .

Through 07/31: June/July Exhibitions Wolfgang Bloch & Lawrence La Bianca, Stephen Galloway, Michael Porter, new works. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. Through 08/20: ‘RE: Value’ Plexus Art Group mixed media exhibition on the many interpretations of the theme of “value”. To further explore the topic, approximately one-third of the artwork will be available for barter. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 148 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

Through 08/30: ‘Black Power-Flower Power’ 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. Through 08/31: Art in the Gallery George Draper, photographs. Noon. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Talks/Lectures 06/24: Building Personal Power for Consulting Success Learn about tactics to achieve

Readings 06/24: Gerald Fleming The author discusses his book of poems “Night of Pure Breathing.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

06/25: Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011 Witty, thoughtful tales of women on the road. Authors Laura Deutsch, Marcy Gordon and Erin Van Rheenan will read followed by Q&A with editor Lavinia Spalding. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/25: Frank Bergon The author presents his novel “Jesse’s Ghost.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

06/25: Hand to Mouth/Words Spoken Out #40 With Judy Halebsky and José Luis Gutiérrez. Poetry open mic to follow. 4-6pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., San Rafael. 482-0550. 06/25: James Rollins Rollins presents his latest Sigma Force novel “The Devil Colony.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

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Community Events (Misc.) 06/25: History of the Delta Levees S.F. Bay delta evolved over thousands of years to work as a natural barrier between fresh and salt water. Learn about how have we changed the natural processes of the delta to fit the needs of Californians. Noon-12:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. 06/25: Mexican Arts Festival Hands on fun for the whole family. Event features music and dance with local talent and Los Cenzontles. Authentic food. Affordable fun. Noon-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. 06/25: Point Reyes Farmers Market Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the opportunity to purchase locally grown products from the only all local, all organic produce market in the county. Live music, guest chefs and Kid Zone every Saturday. 9am.-1pm. Free. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn, 11250 Hwy One, Point Reyes Station. 663-9667.

06/26: Almost Summer Solstice Fest Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market and St. Luke Presbyterian Church partner for a day/evening of music, games, cake walk, jumpy house, barbecue, beer and wine. Great raffle prizes and movie screening for kids and check out the Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Idol contest. Solid fun. 3-8:30pm. $1 per ticket. St. Luke Presbyterian CHurch, 10 Bayview Dr., San Rafael. 454-2705.

06/26: Buddhist Temple of Marin 45th Annual Summer Bazaar Indoor/outdoor event with delicious food(their baked goods are something to write home about), demonstrations and displays of Japanese dance, flower arranging (Ikebana), Bonsai, calligraphy, martial arts, a silent auction and games for the kids. Noon-6pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 06/26: Trekking the Model Ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000. 1:30-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.

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Easy walk around Lake Lagunitas. Meet at the Fairfax Community Church at 8am for carpooling or at 8:20am in the Lake Lagunitas parking lot at the animal postings board. 8-10am. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax.

06/26: Fish Feeding Frenzy Help Ranger Bill feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and saltwater tanks. Watch the different feeding styles of perch, crabs, sea stars, and steelhead trout. 3-3:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. 06/26: Open Gardens Celebration Learn about the butterfly life cycle, wildlife gardening, habitat preservation, and 150 years of West County’s rich agricultural heritage. Docents, kid’s table, informational displays. 10-4pm. Free. Hallberg Butterfly Gardens, 8687 Oak Grove Road, Sebastopol. (707) 869-3420.

06/29: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime For children ages 0-3 and their parent or caregiver. 9:30-10am. Free. Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St. , Marin City. 332-6157. 06/29: 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.

Through 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. 3-5pm. Free. Toby’s Feed Barn Gallery, Point Reyes Station. 663-1347.

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Food and Drink 06/24: Caffe Oggi Italian Wine Tasting and Appetizer Event Try new wines while sampling appetizers. Practice your Italian in an authentic feeling Italian caffe. 6-8pm. $20. Caffe Oggi, 745 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley. 383-4355.

06/24: Friday Nite Bites: Summer Beer Garden Party Twinkly lights and cold beer. See website for more details. 6-9pm. $70. The Cooking School at Cavallo Point, 602 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-4799.

06/25: 15th Annual Days of Wine & Lavender Fine wine, local fare in an unforgettable setting. Noon-4pm. $60-75. Matanzas Creek Winery, 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. (800) 590-6464.

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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 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126981 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ELDORADO FOREST SPRING

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by Ly nd a R ay

Week of June 23-June 29, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Less adventurous types may try to ignore the freedom and liberation that come along with having Uranus in one’s sign for six-plus years. You, however, not only accept the changes coming your way, you actually embrace them. So, although the Sun in the security-conscious sign of Cancer urges you to play it safe, a one-month solar transit is no match for a long-term Uranus one. Viva la revolucion! TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Typically, it is considered lucky to have Jupiter in your sign— it amplifies what is already there. So, for Taurus, the tendency to be self-indulgent may be more obvious. You may grab the most comfortable seat for yourself, hog the TV remote and take additional naps. You may eat and drink a bit more than you should. Or, you may have your sweetie double the time on your neck massage. Hmm. I guess you ARE lucky. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) As mentioned last week, energetic Mars has plans for you. Your confidence level is high—perhaps too high. You feel capable of performing super feats, and you are impatient to start everything immediately. Not only does this leave you vulnerable to making mistakes, it can also lead to accidents. Fortunately, your ruler (fidgety Mercury) is in the cautious sign of Cancer and doing his best to keep you from going overboard. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Your zodiac celebration is in full swing and the planets are bringing a wide assortment of influences your way. Saturn is bringing extra responsibility with your family. Pluto has passionate plans for your love life. Uranus wants to shake up the status quo with your career. Meanwhile, Neptune and Jupiter believe you should go on a spiritual journey with a good friend. Quite a solar return you’re having, Moonchild. LEO (July 22 - August 22) When expansive Jupiter is at the top of one’s chart, opportunities arise for gaining recognition or even fame. But, with your ruler (the Sun) in the rather shy sign of Cancer, you are less likely to take full advantage of Jupiter’s largesse for the next few weeks. In the meantime, why not decide what sort of wardrobe, hairstyle and backdrop you’ll use for when you are ready for the spotlight later in July? Consider it a rehearsal. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) This week, your friends may insist that you temporarily abandon your goal of making more money in favor of having more fun. Lots of activities with your pals may put a halt to the progress on a creative project, but this can also wait until later. Summer has officially begun and it only comes once a year. Give yourself a break by breaking out the swimsuit, the sunhat and a well-stocked cooler. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) In an ordinary week it can be hard for you to make a decision. This week takes you beyond the ordinary as your possible choices are varied and numerous. There is a spotlight on your career, which may put you on the map professionally; a strong and exciting motivation to travel, with your sweetie or completely solo; an opportunity to move or renovate your residence. Now if only Saturn weren’t limiting your confidence, you’d be all set... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) As a fixed sign, you rarely make an impulsive move. You can tenaciously stick to a viewpoint, even if it means ignoring an obvious need for revision. This week, however, you are curious about looking at the world through a different lens. You believe that if you do change your mind, you have a very clever reason for doing so. And, your sweetie is probably waiting to hear just what that reason is... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) You feel like expressing who you really are, and don’t much care whether this makes you unpopular. Meanwhile, if attached, your significant other is willing to give you some space, as you both are experiencing a need for independence. If you’re single, you may want to stay that way for at least another month or so. You’re simply not in the mood to be a mate right now. Why start a relationship that is sure to have as many rough spots as the Pennsylvania Turnpike? CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Being ruled by Saturn has a tendency to tinge your humor with cynicism and sarcasm. Some of us have a great appreciation for this style of dark and witty satire. Others are not so approving. But, now, jolly Jupiter has taken over your house of self-expression. Not only does Jupiter provide slapstick comedy skills, he does not worry about humiliation. Go ahead. Use the whoopee cushion... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) You continue on the path to liberation—but with a few detours brought to you by the planetary alignments influencing your chart. This week is filled with them. You struggle to stick to a healthy diet because the self-indulgent Sun wants to be nurtured—preferably with rich foods and expensive drinks. Your summer vacation falls prey to a busy work schedule. You make plans with your lover, only to discover you’d rather be alone. If only there were a GPS system for directing your life.... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Irritating Mars in your house of emotional well-being is like having an itch you can’t reach. Fortunately, Venus the peacemaker is doing her best to soothe this inner turmoil, so there’s no need for your family to lock you out. Although, eating meals separately might be a wise idea. On a more positive note, you are creatively inspired for the next few weeks. Some people begin to relax when summer arrives; you begin to hit your stride. ✹ Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at 34 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 24 – JUNE 30, 2011

WATER COMPANY, 1010 B ST. SUITE 215, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DENISE ZOYA MARIE JILBERE, 854 HACIENDA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 24, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126861 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NOR-CAL AIR DUCT SERVICES, 25 LAKEVEIW CT., NOVATO, CA 94947: RANDY VOLKMAN, 25 LAKEVEIW CT., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 18, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127028 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MOVING ART, 4305 OVEREND, RICHMOND, CA 94804: LUIS MANUELA, 1045 DAVIS AVE., GLENDALE, CA 91201. 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 June 6, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127038 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MUGSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY; MUGSYCLICKS, 210 JEWELL ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MUGSYCLICKS LLC., 210 JEWELL ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 7, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 3, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127032 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SIGNDESIGN, 1925 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE 15, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JOSEPH P. RANNO, 1925 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE 15, 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 June 6, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126971 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MINI MANAGEMENT CO., 415 COLOMA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 January 12, 1993. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126972 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAUSALITO CLASSIC CAR STORAGE, 2850 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 October 1, 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126978 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAN ANSELMO MINI STORAGE, 208 GREENFIELD AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 November 1, 1996. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126977 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as IGNACIO MINI STORAGE, 394 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949:

DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 1, 1982. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126976 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAN PEDRO BOAT STORAGE, 665 N. SAN PEDRO, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 15, 1995. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126975 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TERRA LINDA MINI STORAGE, 4290 REDWOOD HWY., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 April 19, 1996. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126974 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CORTE MADERA MINI STORAGE, 5776-B PARADISE DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 August 1, 1987. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126979 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAUSALITO MINI STORAGE, 415 COLOMA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 1980. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126973 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALL OVER MARIN MINI STORAGE, 2145 REDWOOD HWY., LARKSPUR, CA 94904: DUANE M. HINES, 415 COLOMA 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 January 1, 1991. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127081 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NEST ARCHITECTURE, 501 HUMBOLT AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: NEST ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, INC., 501 HUMBOLT AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 10, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127053 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as YOGI DESIGNS, 701 BAMBOO TERRACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JEFFERSON PARKER, 701 BAMBOO TERRACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; MICHELLE PARKER, 701 BAMBOO TERRACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011126988 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as QUATTRO SOLAR, 65 ROSS AVE. SUITE A, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: DAVID

A. QUATTRO, 65 ROSS AVE. SUITE A, 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 October 29, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 31, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127070 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as POINT REYES FARM, 11925 STATE ROUTE 1, POINT REYES STATION, CA 94956: HEIDRUN MEADERY, 11925 STATE ROUTE 1, POINT REYES STATION, CA 94956. This business is being conducted by a corporation. 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 June 6, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127110 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZE BEST TOURS, 57 TAMALPAIS AVE. APT #11, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: ADAM DAN FERDMAN, 57 TAMALPAIS AVE. APT #11, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127107 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MAPLE GRACE; PURE LINENS, 133 BRETANO WAY, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: PURE HOME PRODUCTS, LLC., 133 BRETANO WAY, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127113 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KIRBY OF MARIN, 121 PAUL DR. SUITE A2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: THE 144 GROUP, INC., 121 PAUL DR. SUITE A2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 15, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127111 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TRIMTAB MEDIA, 30 CASTRO AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ILIANI MATISSE, 4777 HESSEL RD., SEBASTOPOL, CA 95472; MISCHA HEDGES, 49 VALENCIA AVE. #3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127031 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JW MOBILE-COOLCATS-HOSE DOCTOR, 3115 KERNER BLVD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JIM WILLIAMS, 33 SAILMAKER CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; PEGGY VAUGHN, 5084 LAKEVILLE HWY., PETALUMA, CA 94954. This business is being conducted by a limited partnership. 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 June 6, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127005 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NORTHBAY MESSENGER, 801 BUTTERFIELD RD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: STEVEN C. ROEMER, 801 BUTTERFIELD RD., 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 July 16, 2001. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011)

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Public Notices Continued from Page 34 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126998 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OUTWARD HOUND, 131 VALLEY VIEW AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PETER KALAT, 131 VALLEY VIEW AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127116 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NORTH BAY EQUIPMENT, 4 CREEK RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: KYE BREWER, 4 CREEK RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2011)

997 All Other Legals STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304281 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): GRAND SPA, 777 GRAND AVE. SUITE #203, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: March 2, 2010. Under File No: 123394 Registrantââ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Name(s): ANDREW CHENG, 3222 PROMONTORY CIRCLE, SAN RAMON, CA 94583. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on May 27, 2011. (Pacific Sun: June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1102809. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MOMY HIMY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MOMY HIMY to MAURICE MOMY HIMY. 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: July 25, 2011, 8:30AM, Dept. E, Room 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: June 6, 2011 /s/ FAYE Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 10, 17, 24; July 3, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1102757. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner WENDI MICHELLE ROBBINS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: WENDI MICHELLE ROBBINS to KATE ROBBINS GUSTIN. 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: July 15, 2011, 8:30AM, 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: June 3, 2011 /s/ FAYE Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE

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My ďŹ anceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been treating me badly for a while. When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at his place, I spend most of my time watching him play video games and drink beer until heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready for sex or he passes out. He calls me â&#x20AC;&#x153;insecureâ&#x20AC;? and says â&#x20AC;&#x153;get over itâ&#x20AC;? if I bring up anything controversial, like when I noticed the box of condoms weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just bought was suddenly short one. (Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other evidence suggesting heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheating.) Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also developed the nasty habit of peeing into 2-liter bottles and leaving them around until theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re full. He isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good for me in many ways, but I love him and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to devastate him by ending our engagement. While I need that feeling of having someone whose feet I can ďŹ nd with mine under the blankets, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a seizethe-day kind of person, and whether or not heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheating, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still passing out on his couch, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lonely.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sad Fiancee


The water conservation-minded have that saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yellow, let it mellow,â&#x20AC;? but they mean in the toilet bowl, not in the living room. (Whenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the last time you walked into Crate & Barrel and saw 2-liter bottles of urine on the Ainsworth Cognac Bookcase next to an antique typewriter and a bowl of seashells?) Your ďŹ ance is acting like you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist in his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;except on nights when he manages to stay conscious long enough to put down one joystick and order you to hop on the other. Oh, and by the way, that condom isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t missing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on vacation. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d know that if you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so pathetically insecure. If this is how he acts before marriage, imagine what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be saying after the honeymoon phase ends: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never blatantly ignore me, treat me like an idiot and just use me for sex like you used to.â&#x20AC;? Still, you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t without standards. You say you need a partner whose feet you can ďŹ nd with yours under the blankets, which rules out any degrading and dismissive jerks who also happen to be double amputees. As for being a â&#x20AC;&#x153;seize-the-day kind of person,â&#x20AC;? you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mention which day you plan on seizing, but apparently, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one far into the future. You claim to love this guy, but maybe what you really love is not admitting youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re engaged to a lost cause. You worry that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d â&#x20AC;&#x153;devastateâ&#x20AC;? him by ending your engagement (assuming you could get his attention before he passed out playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Theft Your Dignityâ&#x20AC;?). Just wondering: While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re busy caring about his feelings, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caring about yours? Going limp in the face of confrontation sets you up to have a cheating ďŹ ance whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decorating the house with a week of his urine. If you refused to put up with a lack of respect, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d either get treated with respect or get out of any relationship where disrespect is the main theme. You might end up aloneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;maybe for a whileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be less lonely than being engaged to a man who not only refuses to go the extra mile for you but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even go those extra 12 steps to the bathroom.


On both of my dinner dates with this guy, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excused himself to the bathroom and taken forever. Longer than any girl I know. Like, 10 minutes. Although I barely know him, he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem vain or like someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be doing drugs. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going out again, and I hate to be rude and pry, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really starting to wonder.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;MystiďŹ ed


It could be something intestinal. Protozoan sock hop? Parasite pride rally? He couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been calling his wife or his bookie or enjoying a mid-date masturbation break. Or, maybe he just needed a good cry. Saying nothing to him sets you up as an easy mark if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a scammer, and as a pushover if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a garden-variety jerk. Saying something is less uncomfortable if you use humor. Next time he returns from a sabbatical in a stall, maybe ask â&#x20AC;&#x153;That time of the month again?â&#x20AC;? and see if he offers some sort of explanation or just asks to borrow a tampon. If you keep dating him, put him on double secret probation and be prepared for the other shoe to drop (perhaps in a Larry Craig â&#x20AC;&#x153;wide stanceâ&#x20AC;?). A guy who takes a 10-minute bathroom break neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lay out all the icky details, but one who isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t socially incompetent, devoid of empathy or too troubled to care will volunteer some hint that he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t snorting lines of powder off the toilet seat (â&#x20AC;&#x153;I picked up something in Guatemala, and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one of those brightly colored bagsâ&#x20AC;?). â&#x153;š

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