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›› LETTERS A double-D standard, indeed If US Airways made someone get off the plane because his pants were too low and his underwear was showing—how about all those women out in public flashing their fake [breasts] in their low-cut clothing? Oh wait... it’s MEN who make the laws and they don’t want to see “male underwear”; but fake [breasts] all over are just fine. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

mind control techniques. And somehow, those beliefs are not viewed as “extreme”? What am I missing here? Did someone change the definition of “extreme” on me when I wasn’t looking? By whose authority? Does such labeling and stereotyping facilitate civil discussion and debate in the public square or denigrate it? We all know the answer. It’s time we stop vilifying those with whom we disagree and start asking questions and defining terms with a genuine intent to understand and perhaps learn from one another. Anything less is simply foolish and accomplishes nothing positive.


TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK ‘Better’ days ahead Straight talk from Marin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens Read the full story here p... What is worse: animal abuse or child abuse? The other day as I rode my bike through my Novato neighborhood, I spotted a commotion in a neighbor’s yard. The very angry mother of a young boy-- about 4 or 5 years old--was ... Huffman OK with Chiang withholding 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....,

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Stop vilifying us, you commies! I’m not sure what Bill Noble’s intent was in submitting his letter [“The Great Mouse Invective,” June 17] regarding using rodenticide to eradicate house mice on the Farallon Islands. He writes, “Mindless attack is spreading into much of our public dialogue.” I agree. But the author’s letter engages in just such behavior by mindlessly stereotyping and ridiculing what he refers to as “the extreme right in our country.” First of all, it’s not clear what politics has to do with getting rid of some pesky mice. Second, labeling, vilifying and stereotyping those with whom he disagrees pours gasoline on an already raging mindless attack on conservatives of all stripes, my being one, that I don’t appreciate and find offensive and unconstructive. A balanced study of government reveals that the extreme right consists of those who favor no government, or anarchy. The extreme left (aka progressives, aka Marxists/communists, fascists and dictatorships) favor big government control and intrusion into every aspect of citizens’ lives using coercive force, endless propaganda and

Fascism managed to take the vilest components of multiple political ideologies and mold them into one truly hideous philosophy. The British Blackshirts, above.

and mind control techniques.” To begin with, fascism throughout history has almost always been associated with right-wing governments. And the concepts of dictatorships, coercive force, propaganda and mind control have, sadly and all too often, found a home on both sides of the political spectrum. However, we do agree with you that it’s time to “stop vilifying those with whom we disagree.” Anything less, as you point out, is simply foolish.

The 90 percent solution Editor’s note: Thanks for writing David! We love it when readers engage other letterto-the-editor contributors. But we must step in here with a comment. You say that you, a conservative, take offense to Mr. Noble’s observation that uninformed nastiness “usually characterizes the extreme right in our country.” And yet in your very next sentence you equate progressives with “Marxists/ communists, fascists and dictatorships [who] favor big government control and intrusion into every aspect of citizens’ lives using coercive force, endless propaganda

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County supports Diane Linn’s position that Housing First is a promising pilot program for the 10 percent of homeless people deemed “chronically homeless” in Marin [“Putting the ‘Home’ in Homeless,” June 17]. But we take issue with using the potential merits of Housing First to discredit the legitimate benefits of emergency shelter in Marin for the “other 90 percent”—people experiencing homelessness who are not “chronically homeless.” First, let us not jump the gun by promoting a program with anecdotal evidence and confirmation bias statistics. The Pacific Sun article cited a HUD study as evidence that it is cheaper to house chronically homeless people than to put them in shelters. But it neglected to note that cities in this study, like Houston, house families in two bedroom apartments that rent for $743 a month. This same apartment would cost $1,760 per month in Marin, drastically skewing all of the “cost savings” analysis touted in the article. The article also failed to mention a key finding of that study: Overnight stays at an emergency shelter for individuals have the lowest daily costs. Instead of divulging this finding in the article, we read [Diane Linn’s] claim that emergency shelter is “a waste of money” for Marin County. We disagree. We believe emergency shelter in Marin is a human right for the recently unemployed, the recently evicted, those escaping domestic abuse and many others. How many of us are one layoff away from being in the same boat? These homeless individuals do not require a lifetime of taxpayer support like the Housing First program; they need emergency shelter

beds, access to benefits and good case management. Emergency shelters keep people safe and save lives, which is why Marin General Hospital, local police and fire officials, and many other professionals responsible for preserving human life regularly send their wards to Mill Street Shelter and the REST program. They want to keep them alive. Finally, it is quite a statistical stretch to use the story of “Million Dollar Murray” to predict the future cost of each chronically homeless person in Marin County. Marin is not New York and let us give our county Health and Human Services staff, our hospital administrators, our police force and our social service agencies more credit than that; we see these agencies working diligently every day to ensure that people are helped as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible. We look forward to watching Housing First progress and analyzing its results. But we refuse to do it on the backs of thousands of homeless people in Marin who do not need this program but who do need our assistance, our compassion and yes, our funding, too. Steven R. Boyer, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County

Only ‘cause Marin hasn’t finished ‘120 Days of Sodom’ yet... Flynt ain’t got nothin’ on the Marquis— several of whose libertine manifestos are available through the Marin County Library, for those so inclined.

Larry Flynt’s, One Nation Under Sex. San Francisco Public Library has five copies now in circulation with 12 more on order and 31 reserves in line. Marin County Library system: 0 with none showing in the catalog as being on order. Peanut Gallery, Marin

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ushing N. Dolbeare was an early adopter. In 1974, she founded the Ad Hoc Low Income Housing Coalition as a response to the Nixon administration placing a moratorium on federal housing programs. The organization eventually merged with the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and Dolbeare maintained her belief in the power of “empirical-based advocacy.” That’s the way Danilo Pelletiere, research director and chief economist at the Housing Coalition based in Washington, D.C., describes her method. “The story goes, she was one of the first people to get a home computer. She put it in her garage, and she had a string tied between her computer and the window of the woman who lived next door to her who worked for the census department.” They would start a computer job during the night, like a database search, and “whenever it was done, like at 2am, Dolbeare would pull the string that would ring a bell in the bedroom next door.” That signaled it was time to help Dolbeare set up the computer for the next task. “She was always very involved with the data,” says Pelletiere. “She also was very involved in trying to get people to understand what was going on, and she developed the idea of the housing wage.” That is the core idea in Out of Reach, a series of reports that look at the affordability of rental housing in the United States.

It’s not a pretty picture, especially in Marin. According to an Out of Reach report released in June, Marin County tops the list of least affordable rental markets in the country. More than 60 percent of renters in Marin cannot meet an affordability index for housing, putting them in an at-risk category for economic hardship. The Bay Area as a whole is the least affordable metropolitan area in the country. San Francisco and San Mateo tie Marin as the country’s least affordable counties. Santa Cruz County is a close runner-up. Live Local Marin, the initiative aimed at helping more people live near their work, helped distribute the report. The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and Greenbelt Alliance also are lead agencies in spreading the word about the consequences of unaffordable rental housing. In addition to the dim rental affordability picture in Marin and the Bay Area, the state is faring just as poorly, notes Live Local member Robert Hickey, who also is program manager for the Non-Profit Housing Association. Only one state, Hawaii, has a worse affordability index. The raw statistics are daunting. A Marin worker needs to earn $35.25 an hour, or more than $73,000 a year, to afford a local average rent of $1,833 for a typical two-bedroom unit. That’s nearly twice the national average and 126 percent of the typical Marin renter’s annual household income of $58,000. 10 > (The median household income in

›› NEWSGRAMS Bike bedlam in Fairfax Lock up those velocipedes, Ross Valley cyclists, a pair of bike bandits is on the loose! The Fairfax Police Department is reporting a rash of bicycle thefts in Fairfax this week. Three high-end bikes have been stolen, according to officials at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and a fourth theft was thwarted while the thieves were carrying out their nefarious Mongoose machinations. All three pilfered bikes were of the high-end variety, at $3,000 or more. According to police, the thefts all took place in high-visibility public locations: at the Good Earth, in front of the Hummingbird Cafe and from Fairfax Cyclery; the interrupted theft was across from Iron Springs Pub and Brewery.The bike stolen at the Hummingbird Cafe was locked with a cable lock and the thieves still were able to remove it. Witnesses gave police similar descriptions of the thieves: two Caucasian males, one bald. From all indications, say police officials, these are professionals who know bikes and are choosing the most expensive to steal, and have the knowledge and tools to remove a lock. To better protect against bike thieves, the Bicycle Coalition suggests all cyclists securely lock their bikes whenever they are unattended, even for just a few minutes. A U-lock is the most secure. Adds the MCBC:“And even if you’ve locked your bike, you should still try to keep an eye on it if you can.” Anyone with info on the Fairfax bike bandits, please call the Fairfax Police Department at 415/453-5330.—Jason Walsh Solomon reports Woolsey windfall The day after Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey announced that she will not run for re-election, representatives from Norman Solomon’s campaign for Congress said he received $11,579 in contributions from 133 individuals. “This is a reflection of the grassroots nature of our support,”Solomon said.“We can win because this campaign is growing from the ground up.”He said that nearly 300 people in the North Bay have already signed up as volunteers for the campaign. Previously he reported more than $100,000 has been donated to his campaign. Democrat Woolsey, 73, announced her retirement on Monday.Well known writer and progressive Solomon, 59, of Inverness Park, announced last April that he would seek her congressional seat if she decided to retire.—Julie Vader Lithium may help Parkinson’s, says Buck Institute“I’m so happy ‘cause today I found my friend,”sang Nirvana in their hit“Lithium.”Well, researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging think they may have found a friend in the bipolar-treatment drug as well, after a two-year study showed encouraging results that lithium may slow brain deteriora- 10 >


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WLesli L. and her friend brought their kids to play on the plaza in downtown Mill Valley. A boy, younger than 2, wandered over to the group and climbed into their play car. The toddler’s mother, walking around the plaza with a cell phone attached to her ear, completely ignored him. Later, a dog bounded over to Lesli’s brood, grabbing food from one of the kids. The pooch belonged to the same inattentive woman, who, unbelievably, retrieved the dog and left her child behind. Eventually, Lesli interrupted the woman, explaining that the little boy asked for “mama.” Continuing her call, the woman shooed her son toward another unsuspecting family. Rude behavior is a Zero, but we also think there’s a better way to find qualified baby sitters. Cell Phone Mom, we hope you figure it out soon. —Nikki Silverstein

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VSome companies ask employees to turn off unused lights and others buy hybrid vehicles for their sales team. Every little bit helps our planet. But Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, headquartered in Novato, decided to make a big difference by employing emerging technology. Recently installing six Bloom boxes, purchased from Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Fireman’s Fund now relies on fuel cells for most of its electricity. Simply put, the boxes generate electricity without burning fossil fuel. Not only has Fireman’s Fund significantly cut its electric bills, it will also receive state and federal tax incentives to help defray the $5 million price tag for the boxes. With a 15 percent reduction in its carbon footprint as a bonus, the company is taking big steps to keep Marin clean and green. Thanks, Fireman’s Fund.

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< 8 Newsgrams tion that results from Parkinson’s disease. The Novato-based institute conducted its lithium research on mice and found, according to a Buck report, that the drug“profoundly”prevents toxic proteins and cell loss brought on by Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease affecting motor coordination—famously battled by actor Michael J. Fox, who retired from acting a decade ago after revealing he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991.There is no known cure and sufferers over the years lose control of movement, sometimes appearing to shake. It can also affect mood, cognition and sleep. Buck researchers are cautiously hopeful success in lithium’s treatment of Parkinson’s could extend to other neurological disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and more. More than 1 million people in the U.S. currently suffer from Parkinson’s. Lithium is a highly toxic element, but has been called the“gold standard”in treatment of bipolar disease, as well as depression and other schizoaffective disorders.—JW

Marin not ‘ready’ in event of disaster, says grand jury Always be prepared, concludes the Marin County Civil Grand Jury in its latest report on county disaster preparedness. In the event of a major disaster, such as the“big one”earthquake, most Marin residents would likely be without emergency-response assistance for the first three to seven days, the grand jury says in its report released June 24,“Disaster Preparedness in Marin: Are You Ready?” An investigation into Marin’s disaster preparedness was launched by the grand jury in the wake of the Australian floods, tornados through the U.S., the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and other recent horrors in Chile, Haiti and New Zealand. Its findings:The ability of public safety personnel to respond quickly to assist residents is“severely compromised”and that “complacency [by residents] is not a plan.” The grand jury found that 70 to 80 percent of Marin’s“first responders”—firefighters, police and paramedics—reside outside of the county, some as far away as Kern, Sutter, Nevada and Butte counties. Plus, only 30 to 33 percent of first responders are on duty at any given time, meaning there are not enough personnel to aid all residents for a period between three to seven days following a disaster. To be better prepared, the grand jury recommends that residents take advantage of training by Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)—which train neighborhood volunteers to augment the work of first responders—and Get Ready Marin, the two-hour program offered through local fire departments that assist residents in preparing a“shelter in place.” The report called the city of Mill Valley’s disaster preparation a“model that other cities and towns might emulate.” The grand jury also credited the town of Tiburon, which originally developed the Get Ready Marin program in the wake of 9/11. “When a disaster occurs,”concludes the report,“Marin residents must realize they will be on their own until first responders arrive.” Recommendations by the grand jury include:The County Office of Emergency Services create an electronic database to track OES training required of managers and staff; that the county OES take over the management of CERT in 2012 and fund the program annually; and that the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s department“ensure that programs for disaster preparedness are given the highest priority.”—JW Larkspur roads hitting the skids, says MTC report That rattle-rattle-clunk you’re hearing as you drive through Marin may indicate a damaged front axle, or it may mean something else entirely:Welcome to Larkspur! The picturesque central Marin town was named by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as having among the poorest roads in the Bay Area in the latest“Pothole Report,”a study issued by the MTC that looks at local jurisdictions’ pavement management, and ranks towns and county-maintained areas according to a“pavement condition index.”Out of 109 ranked jurisdictions, Larkspur finished 107, having better roads, according to the commission, than last-place finishers Rio Vista and unincorporated Sonoma County. The study looked at a town’s“total lane miles”and ranked it annually from 2006 to 2010 on a scale of 1 to 100. Marin County-maintained roads fared only slightly better than Larkspur, as the 104th ranked jurisdiction; San Anselmo needs a bit of work, too, according to the MTC, which ranked it 100th—in its“at risk”division. Not surprisingly, the traffic-free streets of Belvedere are Marin’s jewels in the concrete crown—ranking second on the list, bested only by Brentwood in Contra Costa County. In “good”condition are San Rafael, Novato, Corte Madera and Tiburon. Fairfax, Ross, Sausalito and Mill Valley were deemed in“fair”condition by the study. In its 2000 Pothole Report, the MTC advised an“activist approach”to municipalities’ road maintenance, stressing that“early intervention is key.”According to the MTC, pavements deteriorate only 40 percent in quality in the first 75 percent of their life—but the deterioration accelerates rapidly to another 40 percent in only the next 12 percent of a pavement’s life. A“fix the worst first”is the least effective strategy employed by jurisdictions—yet it’s the most common approach, says the report.—JW

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< 8 Gimme shelter Marin is about $90,000 a year.) Dolbeare’s affordability index combines the cost of rent and utilities. According to federal guidelines, households should pay 30 percent or less of their income for housing. Spending in excess of that index creates a hardship, and for some, economic catastrophe. When 60 percent of a rental population falls in that precarious position, the effects ripple through a community. The affordability index results “mean current Marin renters and workers are forced to make bad choices,” says Dianne Spaulding, executive director at the Non-Profit Housing Association. “It [can leave] little or nothing in paychecks for healthcare, education or savings.” Rental housing above the economic reach of 60 percent of a rental population drives people to the north, into Sonoma County, which exacerbates commuter traffic. “This report provides new evidence that we need more safe, affordable rental choices in Marin,” says Spaulding. As in Marin, the squeeze on renters is evident across the country, although the situation is starker here. According to the Out of Reach report, the number of renters paying more than 30 percent of their income for housing reached 18.5 million nationally in 2009—52 percent of all renters in the country. A decade ago, only 40 percent were in the over-30 percent category. “Half of the increase in the number of cost-burdened renters since 2000 occurred between 2007 and 2009, with an increase of 1.7 million cost-burdened renters in just two years.” That increase corresponds to the economic crash, the worst since the Great Depression. The number of foreclosures shot up across the country, and Marin has not been immune. A substantial number of families that face foreclosure end up finding rental units; and that displacement helps sustain high rental prices. It also contributes to putting an even greater strain on moderate- and lowincome families who must compete for rental units with the displaced families moving from single-family homes. That strain is especially evident in places like Marin that stick to no-growth policies and a general refusal to increase housing densities, especially rentalhousing densities. “The increased demand drives up rents since the current supply of affordable rental homes has remained static,” says Spaulding. The pushback in Marin communities when affordable rentals are proposed is widespread and is often due to the fear of very-low income residents flooding into a town, bringing crime and a sense of what can be called “the other” impinging on a way of life. Spaulding says that attitude can create unintended negative consequences. “It means Marin’s longtime residents and its essential workers, such as paramedics, kindergarten teachers and childcare workers, are being squeezed out even farther.” When 60 percent of a rental population cannot meet the federal affordability index, the problem obviously extends into

the middle class, beyond the stereotypical perception of very-low-income residents in subsidized housing. The solution, says Jeremy Madsen, executive director of Greenbelt Alliance, is to provide a range of housing choices, preferably near jobs. That’s a planning strategy “each city and town can make... in their blueprints for growth. Live locally is a boon for the economy, too: Workers who once drove their dollars home to another county will spend them in Marin.” The data in the Out of Reach report corroborate a 2008 Marin housing sustainability study that found the lack of affordable housing “is among the biggest challenges facing middle- and low-income families in Marin.” Some people oppose building more affordable housing in their communities because it would increase density above what they deem as acceptable levels. But they might be surprised at the people they’re freezing out: healthcare workers, public safety employees and teachers. A Marin preschool teacher earning an average salary would need to work two jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment. A minimum wage earner would need to hold three jobs to afford even a studio apartment. Nancy Kutcher exemplifies the positive effects of a rational affordable-housing policy. In 1986, she was a newly single mother living in an apartment in Mill Valley. Her landlord sold the building, leaving Kutcher with the difficult task of finding a new affordable place. She read about Pickleweed, the new affordable housing in town. Kutcher says several hundred applicants turned up for 32 units—and she was among the lucky. Pickleweed Apartments opened thanks to the cooperation of the city, which contributed land; Bridge Housing, which manages the property; and tax-exempt funds from the Buck Trust (which established the Marin Community Foundation). Pickleweed has won a Gold Nugget Best of the West award and an Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence. The project is a perfect example of how municipal cooperation and responsible ongoing management can create a successful affordable housing project. Kutcher says she remembers watching the project under construction on the shore of Richardson Bay, eager for the day she could move in with her 2-year-old daughter. And move in she did, along with families that included five other girls her daughter’s age. The kids formed lifelong relationships. After receiving a housing subsidy so she could move into Pickleweed, Kutcher went back to school at College of Marin. While there, she worked in the media lab. She eventually went on to attend San Francisco State. She ended up back at the College of Marin at the Media Center, which she now runs. But even with that position, the pay is insufficient to compete in the Marin rental market without some subsidy. “Every year, you have to qualify.” But it’s a small price to pay to maintain affordability for her Pickleweed unit. Finding that affordable unit in Pickleweed also has had an additional cross-generational benefit. Thanks in part to the Pickleweed

properties. This is only going to get worse.” He and others watching demographics note the increasing percentage of the county’s older population, which puts more pressure on the need for affordable rental. “We have the old folks coming,” says Pelletiere, “and although many of them are going to stay in their homes, the ones who don’t are going to become renters.” And they are going to need medical care and services from people who will need affordable housing. Another demographic shift under way is the “echo boom”: Young people in their 20s are moving out of their parents’ homes, or trying to. They need affordable housing, and that probably means rentals. But when a county is dedicated to no growth, where are the new rentals to accommodate the population shift? To remain vital, a community must promote a heterogeneous population in terms of age and socioeconomic status, say social researchers like Pelletiere. That doesn’t mean building “miles and miles of public housing,” he says, but it does mean looking at long-term projections and planning beyond the singlefamily residence paradigm. Pelletiere asks a simple question with complicated permutations: Don’t we need to think about rental polices that work for the greater good of the community? <

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The long goodbye Ten-term congresswoman to give up her seat—then learn to sit by Ronnie Co he n

PETALUMA — Rep. Lynn Woolsey announced her retirement from Congress in her Petaluma backyard Monday at a gathering with family, friends, supporters and contenders for her seat. The announcement followed months of speculation that the 73-year-old Petaluma Democrat, a leader in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a leading critic of U.S. military intervention, would step down when she finishes her 10th term next year. Woolsey spoke from a podium set up on the back deck of her B Street home. “As much as we’ve accomplished, of course there are mountains still to be climbed, challenges still to be met,” she said. “But I will turn 75 years old just before the next Election Day, and after two decades of service to this wonderful district, it will be time for me to move on.” “Don’t go,” shouted one of more than 100 supporters attending the send-off. “I leave it to all of you, the people of the 6th District, to decide who should take up the mantel and continue this important work,” Woolsey said. “We love you, Lynn,” another supporter screamed. At a brief news conference following the speech, Woolsey said she would not endorse a possible Democratic successor. “I won’t be endorsing because they all supported me,” she said. Assemblyman Jared Huffman and West Marin anti-war author Norman Solomon have both declared their candidacy. Susan Adams, Marin County supervisor, filed paperwork late last month to form a campaign committee. On Monday, she said she wanted to gauge how much support she could muster as well as the final lines for the soon-to-beredrawn district before finalizing her decision. Huffman, Solomon and Adams all attended Woolsey’s wine-and-cheese gardenparty farewell. Woolsey cited as her most important accomplishments twice saving the Two Rock

Coast Guard base from closure, authorizing legislation to launch a school breakfast pilot program in Santa Rosa, closing Hamilton Air Force Base and protecting wetlands at a former naval facility now known as the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. “With you by my side, with your support allowing me to speak strong, fight hard, we made a powerful difference,” Woolsey told her fans. She said she was proudest of convincing other members of Congress the U.S. needed to accelerate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. “Nothing has animated me more than opposition to the wars that our country has been fighting for the last 10 years,” she said. “They are a moral blight on our country, and I was not afraid to say so because of you. “Because of your support, I was the first member of Congress to call for our troops to be brought home, and not a day has gone by that I haven’t pressed this point. I was the first to force a vote on ending the war in Iraq, and I would not keep quiet even when the leaders of my party might have preferred that I did. But the thing is, I don’t work for them. I work for you.” Last week, Woolsey criticized President Obama’s plans for pulling troops out of Afghanistan as “a profound disappointment.” “It is long past time that we bring our troops—all of our troops—safely home,” she said. On Monday, Rep. Barbara Lee, an Oakland Democrat, praised Woolsey before turning the microphone over to the congresswoman she called her sister and a fellow “warrior for peace and justice.” Lee credited Woolsey with hastening the United States’ withdrawal from Iraq. Woolsey and Lee co-chaired the Out of Iraq Caucus in 2007. Lee said Woolsey convinced her to speak openly about having been a single mother living on welfare. “She gave me the courage to talk about that publicly within the context of my work,” Lee said. “She really convinced me

The 10-term congresswoman said it’s time to move on—but not in an airplane—and refused to endorse a successor.

it’s OK when we’re trying to fight against cuts to food stamps. “If there is any woman in Congress who exemplifies what family values are about, it’s Lynn Woolsey.” Woolsey was the first member of the U.S. House of Representatives to identify herself as a welfare mother. She spent three years living on Aid to Families with Dependent Children as a divorced mother with three young children. “I know what it is like to lie awake at night and worry about not having any health insurance,” Woolsey wrote in a 1994 New York Times editorial. “I know how hard it is to find good childcare—I had 13 different baby sitters in one year. I know what it is like to choose between paying the rent and buying new shoes.” She went on to serve eight years as a councilwoman for the city of Petaluma. In 1992, when Barbara Boxer gave up her seat in the House of Representatives to run for the U.S. Senate, Woolsey ran against Dr. Bill Filante. The former assemblyman was diagnosed with brain cancer during the campaign and died the month after the election. Woolsey got swept up in the year of the woman, surprised the pundits and won. On Monday, Woolsey waxed nostalgic about her first congressional race. Friends on the Sonoma County Commission on the Sta-

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Power to the pedals Two-wheel hall of famer helps kids overcome cyclophobia by Jacqu ie Phe l an


hat do you do with a kid who simply won’t ride a bike? Doesn’t know how, doesn’t want to? The ability to say “no” is one way kids gain control (nagging is a more common one) from grown-ups. If cycling is a hot button issue, it will probably be tested. This is where a friendly, unrelated adult can help work around the hurdles. As a seasoned bicycle instructor before it was considered a job (“everybody knows how to ride”), I was invited to design the bicycle skills used in the Safe Routes to Schools program. Marin is lucky to have a funded agency that can work within the schools; maybe some day, cycling instruction will be part of public school curriculum—if physical education in schools can survive. During the two years I served at Safe Routes, most fourth-graders in the county enjoyed a single-day rodeo-style event with obstacle courses, videos and enthusiastic personal instruction. I witnessed a range of know-how in 10-year-olds from competitive BMXers to a tiny fraction who seemed to say “not me.” That minority was easy to spot: While the I-Ride-a-Lots scooted around popping wheelies (I still can’t ) and others were surging forward to get the loaner bikes being rolled out, these kids were hanging back. Amid the hubbub, I’d grab a smallish bike and discreetly inquire if they’d like

to learn over there behind the handball courts? Nearly all agreed. I might pop off the pedals, to eliminate shin-scrapes. Sometimes it was a few kids, other times, a single one. They all got my custom “ride softly” technique. Sometimes they’ll share, other times one simply extrapolates. Athletic parents may expect—or maybe hope—the child will love it automatically. Maybe a bad crash (as perceived by the child), or even the emotional impact of a parent’s injury and hospital trip. It might even be self-protection: Some children might not be developmentally ready. And of course, there are parents like my friend Lenore S., who was an avid rider in her 20s, became an M.D. and had two boys. When I visited Connecticut 15 years later, I suggested we go riding with her two teenagers. “They never learned how to ride,” she said flatly. “But... how come?” I stammered. “We live on a busy road. I didn’t want them to die.” I didn’t press the issue. Only fools volunteer child-rearing advice. Was she doing her kids a favor dodging “fate”? Some day I’ll be brave enough to find out, but in the meantime I decided that this intelligent woman made a decision that brought in factors that I had never

thought of. Distracted drivers. Habitual speeders. Too many hours doing surgery on crash victims. To me, these were all reasons to avoid using a car and cycle off-road!   



AT THE AGE OF 9, I couldn’t ride a bike. Mom and Dad were too busy creating, feeding and clothing four younger sibs to take or make the time. I practically stole a bike from the kid next door to figure it out myself. As an enterprising 9-year-old, I got around pretty easily in 1963, especially in a city like Topeka, full of wide, flat roads inhabited by families with a single car. All the kids rode or walked to school, which was true nearly everywhere. Cycling was perceived as safe, and it was. It still is, but it’s not perceived that way. “Normal” changed dramatically beginning in the 1970s, abetted by California Automobile Club lobbyists, policymakers and the catastrophic effects on traffic brought about by poorly planned subdivisions. Normal is mom driving the kids everywhere, and the firm belief that it would be impossible, or cruel, to leave the kids to their own legs. Then the kids fledge into baby drivers with all of the privileges and none of the judgment or brain develop-

ment of adult drivers; they then risk becoming part of the annual “cull” (teen auto death statistics in Marin are grim). Today’s kid has half as much breathing room (America has doubled its population since I was born), and automobile ownership and use has doubled and doubled again, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Californians today have almost one auto per capita (860 per thousand people) and it’s a sure bet in our county it’s closer to two per capita, although no statistic backs me up. It’s just the three or four cars per household here in Fairfax I count going up my street. What conscientious parent would sacrifice his or her child in the road-rage scrum of the morning commute? Living in the heart-home of car culture, Los Angeles, I had a license at 16 and quit driving at 18. My enthusiasm for those short “letme-practice” auto outings was ruined the day my friend Kevin Smith, a gifted artist at our huge L.A. high school, died along with a drunken driver who’d picked Kevin up hitchhiking home from the beach. It happened the day preceding graduation (so I have an irrational fear of high school graduations, too), and a 5-mile jaunt snuffed his bright flame. My secondhand teen trauma morphed into a lifetime love affair with the bike, and a fierce, irrational loathing of car culture. Could the reverse happen? Non-riders become dedicated automobile nuts—who hate cyclists and bikes? We Americans spend a third of our income on auto upkeep and ownership. In Marin, maybe a fifth to a tenth. Half-a-million Americans are maimed or die each year in traffic incidents; it’s the annual crop of carnage you never hear about or read about, but might experience personally. If not found drunk or texting, people get away with murder driving a car because it’s not a crime to kill, it’s just... an “accident.” It’s considered a civil matter, despite the fact that cars are weapons regardless of who drives them. Until the bicycle lobby can match the motor lobby, we will have kids who prefer to spend their childhood indoors, safe and sound. < U.S. Cycling Hall of Famer Jacquie (yes, I have a car) Phelan teaches bicycle skills to nervous adults, bored children and confused squirrels. Sometimes she sits indoors, ruining her eyes on the computer.

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veryone has a book in him—or her— them and that they might avoid but the talkers will never take time to sit going out? down and write it, and the movers and It takes an unusually strong charshakers can’t control the pen acter to re-boot the or keyboard. self and learn to A three-year collaboration appreciate any and between champion bike racall daily victories. er (and engaging storyteller) Without using a sinDavis “Cash Register” Phingle Zen reference, in ney and Marin sportswriter Happiness of Pursuit Austin Murphy has yielded Phinney and Mura slim, very readable volume phy nail the essence titled The Happiness of Purof a well-lived life: suit: A Father’s Courage, a gratitude at one’s Son’s Love and Life’s Steepest portion. Climb. According to Allow me to unpack that psychologist Todd suitcase of a title: Kashdan, two simHappiness: Need I explain? ple processes— Pursuit: a former Olympic Davis Phinney, 51, became the first triggering intrigue American to win a stage at the Tour de track cycling specialty. It’s and sustaining France in 1986; he was diagnosed with interest—are a two-person chase in a at Parkinson’s in 2000. banked oval track, with each the heart of a fulrider on opposite sides of the oval. If both filling life. are top-notch and equally strong, it may be Davis Phinney’s name may not Davis’s son, Taylor, finished seventh in ‘individual pursuit’ at the 2008 impossible without a stopwatch to deterbe familiar to younger cyclists in Summer Olympics. mine who is moving faster, since neither the county—he was the Colorado catches the other. Taylor is Davis Phinney’s sprinter who reigned during the decade to, because all the glib mimicry and shaggy son, and pursuit was Taylor’s specialty—at between 1980 and 1990, and helped secure dog stories were left behind in the ’90s. A least until the kid become brilliant in everythe reputation of Americans in the global Parkinson’s disease “tribesman,” as Phinney puts it, has to measure out what he’s thing. Good thing, because the Olympics cycling pantheon before anygoing to say before he starts, and hope dumped the pursuit. one had heard of Mr. Armto fire on all syllables. Father: Damon Phinney, Davis’s “Damn strong. A book would be the Finicky” remote dad, who changed gears Through this absorbing perfect tool, if two sports midlife after prostate cancer, becoming an book, Phinney will serve as nuts could be cajoled into extrovert and growing close to the bikean inspiration to the roughly sitting still.... crazed Davis. Damon beat the disease for 10,000 daily cyclists in Marin For his own part, Murmore than a decade—unwittingly becomas well as its Parkinson’s sufphy had to maintain his ing a model of grace and courage for his ferers. (Never mind the close day job writing for Sports about-to-be-stricken son. to 250,000 Marinites who Illustrated while carving A son: Davis’s son Taylor came late to cywould benefit from cycling out time for interviews and cling, exploding onto the scene, born of a pair because humans evolved to travel with the ex-racer. of Olympic cycling greats (Connie Carpenter, move regularly, not sit.) Phinney calls the disease Davis’s wife and Taylor’s mom, comes in and Local sportswriter Mur“the body-snatcher,” and it’s out of focus throughout the book). The kid phy first met Phinney at not a bad reference, because it manages to exceed two of the most gifted rid- the 2005 Tour de France. really did seem as if something ers the USA ever produced. A couple of years later he sneaked in and replaced the Life’s steepest climb: early-onset Parkinson’s learned that Phinney was vital hard-charging man with a disease. Following his brilliant racing career, looking for a co-writer for his book. doddering version of himself. Phinney mastered television broadcasting, but Were it not for Mr. Murphy and his agent, As we see throughout the book, he puts was clobbered a few years into it by the incur- Phinney’s story might not have made it out the hard-won lessons he learned in racing able disease. The “fastest cat in the jungle” was of the gate. In American right back to work in suddenly fast-forwarded into very old age, publishing, a bike racer’s combating the disease, with no control over his muscles. tale about battling terrible The Happiness of and has become the Vicdisease is a tough sell if the Pursuit: A Father’s tor in Trifling Events. OOOOOOOO rider isn’t Lance. Courage, a Son’s Love That we could all find Murphy didn’t write and Life’s Steepest Climb A MILLION AMERICANS have Parkinson’s, such happiness. < precisely as Phinney By Davis Phinney and Austin and about a hundred thousand of them get speaks, so a lot of rewritJacquie Phelan is a member of the Murphy. Houghton Mifflin Harit in their prime. They shake. Their speech is ing had to occur. For that United States Bicycling Hall of Fame court. $25. slurred. They stumble. And people assume matter, Phinney himself and Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. they’re drunk. Is it any wonder people avoid Contact her at doesn’t talk like he used


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tions like Milneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corte Madera-based Impakt (they spell it !MPAKT) comes in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of my dream is building an adaptive sports center,â&#x20AC;? says Milne. An avid mountain biker, Milne began coordinating groups of what she calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;upsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;downsâ&#x20AC;? for adaptive tennis socials just six months ago in Corte Madera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These socials are intended to bring awareness to the community and promote the integration of able-bodied players with wheelchair players and more,â&#x20AC;? she adds. The group meets Saturday mornings at 10am at the Town Park courts, with a drop-in fee of $20. The term â&#x20AC;&#x153;adaptive sportsâ&#x20AC;? is thrown around loosely these days and often deďŹ nes any form of physical exercise wheelchair users engage in. For some, the label tends to evoke images of athletes spinning up and down courts playing basketball or even rugby, as seen in the 2005 documentary Murderball. Many wheelchair users engage in swimming, yoga, kayaking and other individual athletic pursuits as well. Some sports are accessible without a chair, while many others require special stateof-the-art and custom-built sport-speciďŹ c wheelchairs.

One barrier, particuthe group was able to larly for Marin resihave a less challenging dents, to participating go at their ďŹ rst spin on in adaptive sports is lothe hefty four-wheeler. cation. Most of the cenThe smoothness of ters for adaptive sports the paths also means are located in Berkeley that the more comor San Francisco; plus, mon adaptive road not all wheelchair users bikes can maneuver the own and operate adaptrails and that the more tive vehicles, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roboexpensive off-road cop cars,â&#x20AC;? as Milne jokhand cycles are not ingly refers to them. necessary there. Milne Many recreation-leanhopes to organize more ing wheelchair users China Camp rides with the adaptive sports group she in Marin must travel Through the donated bike while founded, able-bodied athlete Tracey Milne to engage in the sport hopes to expand athletic and recreational working toward raising centers and very few opportunitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including downhill mountain the funds for another. offer mountain biking bikingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for wheelchair users. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need a few on their list of sports more months of trying classes or activities. this out with a small core group of cyMilne also points out that adaptive clists,â&#x20AC;? she says of the rides that are starting physical education programs at locations out on the bottom portion of the trails. such as College of Marin have fallen victim â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s logistically challenging and costly to to recent budget woes, causing programs schlep riders up the hill. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to to either limit the types of adaptive sports invest a lot of money unless there is a lot they offer or end the programs altogether. of interest.â&#x20AC;? However, Milne has her sights set on OOOOOOOO eventually establishing regular rides with enough bikes to meet the needs of any ANOTHER BARRIER FOR wheelchair users wheelchair user who is interested in rollinterested in adaptive sports is the hefty price ing down the rocky trails of Mt. Tam. tag on specialized chairs. As a new chapter of Disabled Sports â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheelchair users need speciďŹ c chairs USA, and with collaborations planned for each sport,â&#x20AC;? says Milne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These chairs between Marin Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreation need to be custom built and are expensive. departments and several local cycling For example, a tennis chair can cost around groups, Milne is also on her way to $4,000.â&#x20AC;? Milne has tennis-speciďŹ c chairs to transforming Impakt into an ofďŹ cial loan out to those who may need them at nonproďŹ t. This move would enable the her Saturday socials. organization to accept tax-deductible Adaptive mountain bikes are even pricier, donations toward with the cost of a furthering the custom-built hand accessibility for bike exceeding wheelchair users $10,000. to participate in Fortunately, Imadaptive sportsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; pakt received a doespecially downnated downhill hill cycling. hand cycle from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been Crested Butte, working with Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foradaptive sports mer Team Phoefor about a year,â&#x20AC;? nix mountain says Milne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And bike racer Kristi this is the most Grotting. inspiring busiâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The bike was ness to be in.â&#x20AC;? custom built With Impaktâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to her frame new mountain and needs,â&#x20AC;? says biking excursions Milne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So the Henrik Hartz (left) riding his adapted road bike and Tracey Milne launching here in on the donated downhill hand cycle get ready to tackle the Impakt team is the birthplace of mountain. busy troublemountain biking, shooting in Milne can likely expect the masses rolling adapting the bike to accommodate more her way. riders.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a stronger community, people One of the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst sunny afterwith disabilities will be able to better noons at China Camp brought Milne, the pursue independence, enjoy teamwork, $12,000 adaptive mountain bike and a meet people, make friends, strengthen group of four to its trails for a trial run. As the mind and body, set goals,â&#x20AC;? says Milne. most of the trails at China Camp are more â&#x20AC;&#x153;The positive outcomes are endless.â&#x20AC;? < compact than those found at other popular mountain biking spots like Mt. Tam, Spin wheels with Dani at dburlison@paciďŹ

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The lucky 13th running of the San Rafael Twilight Crit presents too many sidestories to be anything but a Battle Royale. Cue the music. Oh you may be coasting into the day with an easy-breezy summer ditty, the warm sun on your face, and maybe a cool beer garden beverage in hand. It’s summertime in San Rafael, and the livin’ is easy. Don’t get used to it. You’re about to watch a fast race. Then a faster one. Then the pros show up. And as DJ Just takes the decks, whether he spins a young Jay-Z or not, you will hear it off in the distance. It’s. About. To. Go. Down. Echoing back off the downtown buildings, is that a frenzied hoard chanting AC/DC? Thunder! Whoaoh-oh-oh-oh! And if you listen closely, you can almost hear another faint, menacing whisper: Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor!

Remember one name: Hanson. Now another: Bahati. These are your gladiators. Ken Hanson, riding for Jelly Belly p/b Kenda, has been destroying the racing circuit of late, recently finishing 2nd overall in the Tulsa Tough (1st in the crit), and more ominously, taking 7th in the USA Cycling Pro Championships. The rider who has won this very San Rafael Twilight Crit TWICE already, is only getting better. But don’t tell that to Rahsaan Bahati. Bahati, winner of seemingly every crit he enters, has been less than a wheel behind Hanson on both those SRT wins. This year, for the first time in this race, he’ll be bringing his team, along with a laser sight steadfastly centered on the bullseye on Hanson’s jersey. He’s out for blood. “Six guys committed to do the race,” was his text message to race director Ryan Dawkins. “Coming to take #1 spot. U got me?” That sounds like all but a guarantee. He might pull it off. He might just miss, again. Or these two riders could beat the hell out of each other, parting the seas for another team to sail through. And that’s why they hold the race. The only guaranteed winner is the spectator.

at the pro women’s field. Oh. Her-ro Coryn Rivera. Yada yada yada, cut-and-paste everything that’s already been said: the most decorated junior cyclist in America, male or female…32 national championships across multiple racing displines…only 18 years old…what-EVAH… Rivera is undefeated in Project Sport races. That includes the San Francisco Twilight Crit, the Sacramento Grand Prix, The Pitt Crit and two San Rafael Twilights. Her only loss on this track was the year she didn’t enter because she was off crushing China or some such thing. And even that year, her Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12 teammate Kat Carroll still took the podium. So why is such a sure thing dramatic? Well for one, because Vanderkitten, Metromint and the like are sick of it. Like the men’s situation, every other team comes into San Rafael with a rather aggro eye affixed on the PB&Co riders. Five women

can’t hold back another 50 forever, right? Even if PB&Co does continue their dominant streak, they bring their own selfcontained drama. This is the team that, for several races now, has been promoted as “the women’s training team for the 2012 Olympic Games.” Well guess what, it’s almost 2012 now. With every competition, you’re seeing less training and more of what will actually bring gold home in another year. And then there’s just the way they win. Look for a Kat Carroll, Olivia Dillon or Ali Starnes perhaps to go off and damn near lap the field in the first 30 laps, setting a pace that kills quadriceps and souls alike, all while an unassuming 18-year-old just chills in the middle of the pack. Then, just as the field captures that leader and maaaaaybe gets some hopes up, off goes Rivera. #winning. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 >> Wil Matthews

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ACT TWO, SCENE ONE As if these storylines weren’t enough, consider that what you’re seeing in San Rafael is the second of three chapters. This year, race producers Project Sport have assembled a Triple Crown of sorts. On May 7, the inaugural Pittsburg Twilight Criterium–aka Pitt Crit–began the tale with another of Rivera’s sick performances, while the men’s champion was only the legendary “Fast” Freddie Rodriguez, that’s all. And Pittsburg was a par-tay, as well. The ride, the tunes, the energy, the beer garden…all produced a vibe that went three pages deep in tweets

for the press kit. People haven’t stopped talking about it, and all that hype is flowing right into San Rafael. Yet what happens in San Rafael will not stay in San Rafael. Closing out the trifecta is the newly announced return of the Sacramento Grand Prix on September 10, circling the State Capitol. How newly announced? Well, you just heard it here first. If anyone loses today by a few inches, be sure he/she’ll come looking for those inches in another two months. Grab a beer. Grab a cowbell. Settle in, and hold on tight.



eagate Properties, owners of San Rafael’s Montecito Plaza, proudly return for a 5th year as Official Sponsor of the 13th Anniversary San Rafael Twilight! “San Rafael is a great city and the location of our corporate headquarters. We are pleased to return for another year of this dynamic and family friendly event,” says Dennis Fisco of Seagate Properties. “The event fits perfectly in our downtown and

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the quality of racing is high, so we wanted to ensure that this event continues to happen and be enjoyed by thousands of people including our many tenants and associates, as well as the volunteers and team members.” Seagate Properties is proud to invest its time and talent and to provide financial support to educational, cultural, social and recreational programs throughout Marin, including local schools, the Marin Symphony, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marin, Pickleweed Community Center, and Trips for Kids. Look for the Pro races to begin at 6:30pm on Saturday, July 9, racing from dusk and finishing under the lights in downtown San Rafael!


rips for Kids (TFK) is honored to again participate in the Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium. Our mountain-biking programs take over 9,000 low-income, at-risk kids across North America and internationally into park settings to experience nature. TFK’s Founding Director Marilyn Price says, “We have a booth to sell our merchandise every year and know that the crowds of people who attend love this race. With our shop located just blocks away from the action, it provides us with high visibility in the community. In addition there will be a Beer Garden event on July 9 from 2pm-8:30pm on C Street at 4th Street in San Rafael. Ten percent of all proceeds will go to Trips for Kids!” Featuring elite professional teams and athletes from across the United States San Rafael’s Twilight format will bring the drama and excitement of professional cycling to Marin’s largest city. From the world-class athletes to the youth on the Kids Course, the event has something for everyone. And the high drama of racing at twilight increases the energy and excitement!



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Sole sensation Temptations founder Otis Williams keeps on truckin’ by G r e g Cahill


sk Otis Williams—the founder and been able to stay around—we were taught sole original member of the Temphow to command big dollars, whether or not tations—to describe the heart and we ever had a hit record.” soul of that legendary ’60s soul group and After 51 years, Williams and a fresh crop without hesitation he evokes not the Temps’ of talented singers are carrying on that creative fire, but the rigorous professional tradition—last year’s anniversary album training the singers received at Motown’s Still Here received critical acclaim and the vaunted Artist Development Department, group won a 2000 Grammy and in 2007 which trained the Detroit label’s artists how was nominated for another. to walk, talk, dress and dance on stage. The Temptations, with Williams, 69, “They taught us that this was our vocation return to the Marin County Fair July 4. rather than our avocation,” he says in a soft The group’s popularity remains high Southern accent during a phone interview thanks in part to a 1998 four-hour minifrom a Houston hotel room as he reflects series, The Temptations, based on Williams’ on his career and shares a gentle brand of autobiography. It debuted on NBC-TV and front-porch wisdom. “You see, we had to go became a VH-1 staple. to school to go into show business—it wasn’t The mini-series proved so addicting just the fact that we got together and wanted among teens that someone started a minito sing. Once we were at seriesaholic website. Motown, being at the right “Our music is a place at the right time, generational thing—the COMING SOON and Motown being such a parents pass it along to the The Temptations perform unique entity, they taught kids,” Williams says after Monday, July 4, at 7:30pm, at us about being in show I mention witnessing a the Marin County Fair in San business. clutch of teens rushing the Rafael. “I think it’s one of the stage at the end of a recent reasons the Temps have Temptations show. “It’s

the Miracles song definitely standing the “The Way You Do test of time. It’s a really the Things You Do.” good thing when you During the ’60s can celebrate 50-plus and ’70s, the Temps years of greatness and were the top male yet people still find the vocal group. Sportmusic to be as fresh as ing smooth vocals, if it had been released tight choreography yesterday.” and razor-sharp Over the years, the suits, the Temps group has racked up transformed themfour Grammy Awards, selves musically 18 No. 1 singles and 10 Otis Williams, 69 (front right), says there’ll be no ball of confusion if teens rush the stage at the Marin County Fair. from the call-andTop 10 albums. response harmonies In 2008, Rolling Stone of “Since I Lost My Baby” and “My Girl” ranked the Temptations as one of the Top 50 to the acid-soul of “Ball of Confusion” and Bands of All Time. The Temptations’ fame has endured, but “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” Kendricks and Ruffin—the primary the group was no overnight sensation. The lead singers—would go on to troubled solo original lineup—Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Elbridge Bryant, Melvin Franklin and Paul careers, battle drug and alcohol abuse, and Williams—formed in 1960 after the merger meet early deaths. “I reflect on that time with fond memoof two Detroit vocal groups, the Primes and ries and sadness—I still love those guys the Distants. After several unsuccessful singles, tenor David Ruffin replaced Bryant and even though they’re no longer here,” Wilthe group scored the first of many pop hits liams says of Kendricks and Ruffin. “We with a cover of the Smokey Robinson and were such a unique force when we came together and I could feel that energy—that magic—whether we were in the studio recording or on the stage performing. The [original] Temps were a great bunch of guys, in spite of ourselves and the damage that we might have caused within. “I still love them very much and think of them highly.” How does Williams account for the group’s longevity, given the many personnel changes, the group’s ups-and-downs and all the changes in the music industry? “It’s like I’ve always said, one thing that’s constant in life—regardless of whether it’s about the Temptations or your everyday life—is that family members change, politicians change, life changes,” he says. “The one constant is change, so to be able to understand that and adapt to it is a feat unto itself. “We’ve been able to meet the challenges all these many years.” And what’s the best thing about being a Temp? “Wow! Just to be loved and respected in the way the world has come to know us,” he says. “When we walk out onto the stage, you can look at the audience and you look into their eyes, and you can see that there’s genuine admiration as they react to our songs. It’s hard to put into words, but you really feel the love and acceptance of folks the world over. “It’s a great, great feeling.” < Don’t be too proud to beg Greg at Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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a look at the movies Marin made famous

Movies in the county that Hollywood couldn’t tame...

Nights of the shooting stars Film Night in the Park, where classic film is a real picnic by Matthew Stafford


ust as our goat-herding forebears used the Breaking Away (July 1) Four Indiana prose of Enkidu and Gilgamesh as shared slackers (led by a bubbly wannabe Italian) cultural reference points, practically ev- come of age during a bike race against a eryone in our ever-shrinking squad of blow-dried college global kaffeeklatsch knows boys; Peter Yates directs the that “You’re gonna need a race with the same pulsebigger boat” means, roughly pounding skill he brought to translated, “We’re screwed.” the chase scene in Bullitt. That “I have a feeling we’re Double Indemnity not in Kansas anymore” ex(July 22) Sultry Barbara presses the eternal divide Stanwyck and patsy boybetween red-state rube-ness friend Fred MacMurray and blue-state excess. “Why end her unhappy marriage not pass the time by playing the old-fashioned way, a little solitaire?” speaks to Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurwith a length of cord and the conspiracy theorist with- ray, giving insurance fraud a bad name lots of smoky dialogue in ‘Double Indemnity.’ in us all, and “I’m shocked, courtesy of screenwriter shocked! that gambling is going on in this Raymond Chandler; great rotting-palmestablishment” is shorthand for bald-faced frond L.A. atmosphere. governmental hypocrisy everywhere from Casablanca (July 30) What’s suave, Casablanca to Capitol Hill. The movies, more embittered barkeep Humphrey Bogart than the solitary diversions of boob tube and to do when Nazis, black marketeers and Internet, is what connects us. old flame Ingrid Bergman drop by his Film Night in the Park, North African saloon... on now in its 20th year of bringthe same night? Luckily, ing classic and contemporary Claude Rains is around to cinema to a variety of alfresco put things in perspective. Marin locations, combines the North by Northwest movies’ global-hearth appeal (Sept. 4) Suave Mad Man with that other great shared Cary Grant is mistaken for experience, the picnic. (Once a CIA spook, becomes the upon a time Marin had two target of spies and assassins outdoor movie venues, Marin and dodges cropdusters Motor Movies at Kerner and ‘Breaking Away’—the ‘Bullitt’ of and a saucy femme fatale in Bellam and 101 Movies on cycling movies. Hitchcock’s witty tribute to Smith Ranch Road just off the transcontinental mayhem. highway; but the Film Night concept is better Some Like It Hot (Sept. 9) Jazz Age tailored to our dangerous millennium as those musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon internal combustion engines diminish the escape the Mob by posing as members of stratosphere and the fire next time is showing an all-girl band, but ukulele player Mariup a lot sooner than anyone expected.) The lyn Monroe makes the gender confusion idea is to head for a specified grassy loca- even more confusing; Billy Wilder directs. tion at dusk, unpack the fried chicken and Film Night honors the classic moviegopotato salad and lemoning experience by serving ade (or, this being Marin, up top entertainment in A NEIGHBORHOOD the seared ahi, broccolinia communal, shoulderWATCH TRADITION rabe compote and Tazo), rubbing, popcorn-sharing Film Night takes place most settle back in an old lawn environment far removed Fridays and Saturdays through chair and enjoy the movie from the hermetic, Sept. 24 at 8pm in Mill Valley’s Old du nuit amidst family and chrome-cloistered, indiMill Park; the San Geronimo Valley neighbor while the stars vidually wired, rigorousCultural Center; Union Square, burn merrily overhead. ly sequestered lifestyle Dolores Park and Washington And such movies! Every so endemic to today’s Square in the city; and (primasummer the Film Night fearful world. Join the rily) San Anselmo’s Creek Park. programmers put together crowd, don’t forget the Donations appreciated; popcorn, candy and soda pop available for an eclectic season of the seared prawn-purple purchase. Further details and a edgy, the familial, the basil salad and enjoy the complete schedule are available arcane and the accessible, show. Starlight included at or call and this year’s lineup is absolutely free. < 415/272-2756. particularly enticing. EspeEmail Matthew at mstafford@ cially recommended:

The nail-biting finale to 1971’s Dirty Harry was filmed in and around the pre-Larkspur Landing area of the old Larkspur Quarry. At the culmination of his relentless pursuit of serial-killer Scorpio, Harry leaps onto the hijacked school bus from the rail overpass. Eastwood performed the stunt himself, clearly grimacing upon impact. Still industrial in 1971, this east end of Larkspur made for a fitting locatable for the climax of the gritty film. Still, director Don Siegel made sure to dramatically frame the towering peak of Mt. Tamalpais prominently in the background.—Jason Walsh


Liam Neeson reconsiders the tip for his beautiful but deadly Berlin cabbie (Diane Kruger).

A rude awakening UNKNOWN delivers in spades all the delights of a beach book: For two hours you’re someplace else, your heart rate gets a workout and, in this case, there are plot U-turns every 30 minutes. Berlin’s the place and it’s never looked glossier, even at 60 mph in the dark through the cluttered Strasses. The driving stunts alone will shorten your breath. Mercedes rule! Liam Neeson owns the picture. His presence in nearly every scene sweeps us along in his relentless hurtle toward recovering his lost memory. His wife doesn’t know him and several people clearly want him dead. A Bosnian cabbie is his reluctant ally as is a private eye played by the great Bruno Ganz. In scenes that suddenly pause the whole frantic experience, Ganz’s exStasi ruminates on Germany’s recent history and his world-weary, thoughtful face reveals that fractured past, and not as entertainment.—Richard Gould

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Friday July 1 -Thursday July 7

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Film Night in the Park presents Carey Elwes and Robin Wright in ‘The Princess Bride’ Saturday at 8pm in San Anselmo’s Creek Park; info, 272-2756 or

O 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. O Beginners (1:45) Christopher Plummer forges a fulfilling new friendship with son Ewan McGregor when he emerges, triumphantly, from the closet at age 75. O Bridesmaids (1:29) Lovelorn Kristen Wiig endures the barbaric rituals of modern matrimony when her BFF Maya Rudolph gets hitched. O 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. O 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. O 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. O The Hangover Part II (1:50) Several AlkaSeltzers later, the bachelor-party boys head to Bangkok for a tasteful, romantic wedding ceremony and end up with pervasive language, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use. O 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. O Larry Crowne (1:39) Tom Hanks writes, directs and stars in the story of a downsized corporate fat cat who starts a new life among the offbeat denizens of a community college; Julia Roberts costars. O Mann v. Ford (1:45) Eye-opening documentary follows community activist Wayne Mann as he fights to protect New York’s Ramapough tribe from the toxic waste dumped by an upstate Ford Motor Company plant. O Megamind Cartoon comedy about a genius supervillain whose plans for world domination go awry through boredom and self-interest; Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt and Ben Stiller supply the voices. 30 PACIFIC SUN JULY 1 – JULY 7, 2011

O 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. O Midnight in Paris (1:34) Woody Allen’s latest expatriate romance stars Owen Wilson as a dissatisfied modern-day Yank who discovers that he can travel at will to the Paris of Scott, Zelda and Gertrude Stein. O 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. O Monte Carlo (1:49) Three American tourists find themselves in a world of jetsetters, costume balls and jewel thieves when they’re mistaken for an English socialite and her posse. O Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2:17) Johnny Depp is back as Cap’n Jack Sparrow, grappling with a fearsome Penelope Cruz and searching for the Fountain of Youth; Rob Marshall directs. O Super 8 (1:52) J.J. Abrams’ Zapruderesque thriller about a group of kids who inadvertently film an ultra-spooky conspiracy-laden catastrophe. O Swan Lake The Bolshoi presents its dazzling new production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. O 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? O 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. O 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. O Women’s World Cup Soccer: USA vs. Sweden Catch all the kicking, cornering, goalkeeping action in dazzling big-screen high definition. O X-Men: First Class (2:20) Prequel reveals exactly what went down to turn Professor X and Magneto from BFFs to sworn enemies. <

›› MOViE TiMES Bad Teacher (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:25 Sat-Mon 11:45, 2:40, 5:25, 8, 10:25 TueThu 7, 9:20 Century Regency 6: 11:05, 12:20, 1:35, 2:50, 4:05, 5:20, 6:35, 7:50, 9:05, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:20, 12:45, 3:10, 5:30, 7:55, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:50, 7:30, 9:50 Mon 12:35, 3:50, 7:30 Tue-Thu 2:30, 4:40, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:40 Beginners (R) +++ Century Regency 6: 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 Bridesmaids (R) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 10:50, 1:50, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25 Buck (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 SatMon 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Cars 2 (G) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 7:40 Sat-Mon 11:30, 5, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 7:40 Tue-Thu 9:35; 3D showtime at 6:45 Century Northgate 15: Fri 10:25, 11:40, 1, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9; 3D showtimes at 11, 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8:20, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 12:05, 2:50, 5:35, 8:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 12:30, 4, 7:15, 9:55 Mon 12:30, 4, 7:15 TueThu 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15 Green Lantern (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 9:45; 3D showtimes at 7 Sat-Mon 11, 4:20, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 1:40, 7 TueThu 9:10; 3D showtime at 6:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri 10:30, 4:30, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7:30


New Movies This Week

The Hangover Part II (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:50, 2:30, 5:05, 7:45, 10:10 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 10:35, 2:55, 7:25; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 5:10, 9:35 NLarry Crowne (PG-13) Century Regency 6: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 10, 12:25, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10; Tue, Thu 12:25, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sun 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Mon 2, 4:30, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sun 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40 Mon-Thu 2, 4:40, 7:20 NMann v. Ford (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Wed 7 (filmmakers Maro Chermayeff and James Redford in person) Megamind (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Mon, Wed 10am Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue 11:30am The Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am Midnight in Paris (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sat-Sun 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Mon 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:10, 6:50, 9:15 Mon-Thu 1:45, 4:10, 6:50 NMonte Carlo (2011) (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:15, 2, 4:35, 7:05, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:30, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Lark

Theater: Fri-Sun 3:30, 5:40, 7:45 Mon 5:40 Tue-Thu 3:30, 5:40 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 10:20 Super 8 (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10 Sat-Mon 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 10 Tue-Thu 7:15, 9:55 Century Regency 6: 11, 1:45, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:35 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sun 1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:45 Mon-Thu 1:15, 4, 7:10 NSwan Lake (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13) Century Cinema: 11:45, 3:20, 7, 10:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri 11:05, 12:40, 2:25, 4, 5:45, 7:20, 9:05, 10:40; 3D showtimes at 10:15, 11:55, 1:35, 3:15, 4:55, 6:35, 8:15, 9:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:15, 1:45, 5:15, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 12, 3:30, 7, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: FriSun 12, 3:30, 7, 10:25 Mon 12, 3:30, 7 Tue-Thu 1, 4:25, 7:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: FriSun 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:10 Mon-Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7 The Tree of Life (PG-13) ++++ Rafael Film Center: 5, 8 Sat-Mon 2, 5, 8 The Trip (Not Rated) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri, Tue 4, 6:30, 9 Sat-Mon 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Wed-Thu 4 NWomen’s World Cup Soccer: USA vs. Sweden (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Wed 11:30am X-Men: First Class (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri 10:20, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15

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

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Owen Wilson gets all Lost Generational in ‘Midnight in Paris.’


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

F R I D AY J U LY 1 — F R I D AY J U LY 8 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar Time’s on her side: Jazz legend Faith Winthrop brings 58 years of professional singing experience to the great American Songbook, Wednesday in San Rafael.

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Live music 07/01: Buck Nickels and Loose Change Country. 9-11:30pm. $20. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600.

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. 07/02: Joan Getz Duo With Dave Austin, piano. 7-10pm. $5. Two Bird Cafe at the Valley Inn, 625 San Geronimo Valley Blvd., San Geronimo. 505-3663. 07/02: Michael Lee Firkins Southern Rock. 9-11:30pm. $20. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. 07/02: The Courtney Janes Americana. 2-4:30 p.m. No cover. Angel Island Cove Cantina, Angel Island State Park, Tiburon.

07/02: Tim Hockenberry, Lorin Rowan Trio Local legends. 9pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/03: Revolver Kickoff for the “Under the Magnolia” summer outdoor music series. Features activities like sack races, swimming and face painting. 2:30-5 p.m. $10. Call 883-5952 or visit Rickey’s at

Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato 07/03: WTJ Jazz. 2-4:30 p.m. No cover. Angel Island Cove Cantina, Angel Island State Park, Tiburon. 07/04: The Smiling Iguanas Acoustic. 2-4:30 p.m. No cover. Angel Island Cove Cantina, Angel Island State Park, Tiburon. 07/05: Noel Jewkes Invitational jazz jam. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 07/05: Swing Fever “Prig and Scamp: The unlikely songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart.” 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview Street, San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/06: Faith Winthrop Bay Area grand dame of the American Songbook. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/06: Kinky Buddha Hot Buttered Rum’s Aaron Redner’s side project. 8pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. 07/07: Eldon Brown Quartet Brown, upright bass, vocals; Roger Guyette, saxophone; Mike Garty, guitar; Tom Willard, drums. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/07: Miracle Mule Country/Zydeco. Part of the

BEST BET Murder in the house!

Imagine a live game of Clue in a theater setting with five courses of delicious traditional Italian eats rotating around your table— certainly a scenario like no other. At San Rafael Joe’s restaurant, MARIN MURDER MYSTERIES’ production begins predictably enough with Lee Mueller’s Murder Me, Always unfolding on the stage. However, the painfully awful performance of the play is Describing your pasta entree as “killer” could lead to disrupted when somewhere off misunderstandings. the set a “real” murder is committed all while guests nosh on chicken piccata and spumoni. A detective appears, stirring up confusion and intrigue as the investigation moves forward to reveal the details and motives as the audience tries to figure out “whodunit.” Running every Saturday evening through August 27, Marin Murder Mysteries offers a jam-packed evening of good food, bad faux theater and an abundance of intrigue for all. San Rafael Joe’s, 931 4th St., San Rafael. $44-$68, includes tax and gratuity. For tickets or more information, visit www. or contact director Adrianne Goff at 415/3061202.—Dani Burlison 32 PACIFIC SUN JULY 1 - JULY 7, 2011

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. 07/07:The Lonestar Retrobates Western swing dance. 8pm No cover. Presidio Yacht Club, Sausalito. 601-3333 . 07/08: Doug Adamz Acoustic. 2-4:30 p.m. No cover. Visit Angel Island Cove Cantina, Angel Island State Park, Tiburon

07/08: Kimrea and Secret Room CD Release and Community Jam With Lisa Kindred, Dreamdogs, Derek Evans, Loralee Christensen, Matt Lax, Ms. Barbara Begley. 8pm. $10 - $22 Call 383-9600 or visit . 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley 07/08: Zoo Station, Stung U2 and Police tribute bands. 9 p.m. $10-15 Call 226-0262 or visit www. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael

Concerts 07/03: Northwest Boychoir Seattle-based, Grammy-nominated choir will present three public concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area July 3 - 6 as part of its two week 2011 California concert tour. 5pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo.

Comedy 07/07: Will Franken “Feast or Famine.” 8pm. $15-17. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Dance 07/05: World Dance Class Join Monica Caldwell St-John for a high energy cardio blast featuring cool moves and hot grooves from around the globe. All ages and levels empowered. 9-10am.

$15, drop in. Women’s Fitness Center & Spa, 2088 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 457-1693.

Theater/Auditions 07/07-31: ‘The Petrified Forest’ Robert E. Sherwood’s classic drama tells a poignant social tale of longing, disillusionment, class struggle and gunplay. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat; 3 p.m. Sun. $15 preview show is 8 p.m. Thurs, July 7. 8pm. $20-24. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., , Novato. 883-4498. www.

07/08: Chaucer Theatre Medieval Feast “Chanticleer & the Fox: Nun’s Priest’s Tale.” Medieval feast musical theatre fundraiser for the whole family. Barnyard romp! Costumes welcome. 6-8:30pm. $12-80. Red Hill Church, 921 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 4910818. 07/08-08/14: ‘Macbeth’ Presented by the Marin Shakespeare Company. Performances at 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; 4 p.m. Sun. See complete schedule including pay-what-you-will previews, repertory performances and special events at website. $20-35. Call 499-4488 or visit . Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael

Comedy 07/06: Comedy Wednesday with Scott Capurro, Casey Ley Scott Capurro, a San Francisco native, is known for his thought-provoking comedy. 8pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

Art 07/01-08/07: Gallery Route One Annual Artist Show “Outside the Lines.” Explores the duty of the artist to go beyond the norm in seeking crea-

(707) 778-4398. Through 07/04:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mosaic Magicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jane Kelly, mosaic works. 7am-3pm Mon.-Fri.; 8am-3pm Sat.Sun.; 5pm-9:30pm Wed.-Sun. Free. Anthony Miceli Gallery, Two Bird Cafe, 625 San Geronimo Valley Dr., San Geronimo.

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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. 10am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. bmvc/index.html

Through 07/15: Marin Arts Exhibition They may look respectably modern, but they are called the Lonestar Retrobates for a reason, next Thursday in Sausalito. tive 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.

07/01-08/27: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tondos and Circular Imagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Claudia Chapline, paintings. Reception 11:30am-1:30pm July 10. 10am-4pm. Community Congregational Church, 145 Rockhill Dr., Tiburon. 868-2308. 07/01-31: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Viewpointsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Susan Schneder, new works. 2-10pm. Free. 142 Throkmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600.

07/02-03: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Marin/Scapesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fine Art Exhibit & Sale Annual fine art exhibit and sale and party which exclusively features the beauty and spirit of Marin. Now in its 23rd year, this popular event offers works by more than 40 California artists. Noon-6pm. $15. Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia, Larkspur.

07/02-28: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pressing Matters II: Printmakers Group Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Artists reception Sunday, July 10. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 .

07/02: Dollsmith Gallery Open House Monthly event presenting fine art dolls by Internationally renowned doll artists. Refreshments will be served 10am-7pm. Free. The Dollsmith, 7 Ross Ave., San Anselmo. 419-5118. 07/03: First Sunday Open Studios As many as 40 artists host open studios the first Sunday of every month from 11am-4pm. Free. Novato Arts Center, 500 and 501 Palm Dr., Novato. 472-4628. 07/08-08/05: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Inadvertent Interludeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jason Sheldrick, new works influenced by spaces, either defined by something concrete like architectural elements, or something less tangible like fog. Reception 5-8pm July 8. Free. Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, 1337 4th St., San Rafael. 250-8201.

07/08: 2nd Fridays Art Walk San Rafael Enjoy galleries, open studios, art shows, libations, and inspiration as you stroll downtown San Rafael. 5-8 p.m. Free Art Works Downtown, San Rafael.

Through 07/02: Marin Society of Artists â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Creatures Great and Small: Human, Animal, Realistic and Abstract.â&#x20AC;? Juried member show. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561.

Through 07/04: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beyond, Visions of Planetary Landscapesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tour the universe this summer with a unique Smithsonian traveling exhibition. 10am-4pm. Petaluma Museum, 20 4th St., Petaluma.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop Art.â&#x20AC;? 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 07/16: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Acts of Volitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Susan McCormick, large and small abstract landscape paintings. 10am-7pm. Free. NH2 Salon/Gallery, Upstairs across from Old Navy, Vintage Oaks Center, Novato.




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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 08/05: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Clay and Beyondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Works by Lauren Ari, Carol Fregoso, Gregg Jabbs, Tebby George and Margaret Moster. Opening reception 5-8pm July 8. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 08/20: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RE: Valueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Plexus Art Group mixed media exhibition on the many interpretations of the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;valueâ&#x20AC;?. Approximately 1/3 of the artwork will be available for barter. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 148 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

Through 08/30: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Black Power-Flower Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rare and historically significant exhibition of photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones documenting the Black Power and Flower Power movements of the late 1960s. 9-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation , 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 666-2442. Through 08/31: Art in the Gallery George Draper, photographs. Noon. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. Through 10/15: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Washed Ashoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A temporary exhibition at The Marine Mammal Center which features fifteen 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.

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07/06: Is your water healthy? Watch three water demonstrations on micro-clustering, alkalinity, and antioxidants. Learn the features of healthy water. Bring your home water for testing. 7-8pm. Free. Cafe Gratitude , 2200 Fourth St., San Rafael. 250-9455.

Readings 07/05: McKay Jenkins Jenkins presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World.â&#x20AC;? Which investigates the threats, biological and environmental, that chemicals now present in daily life. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/05: Traveling Poetry Show Marin Poetry Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Traveling Show presents poets George Mclaird, Sam Doctors, Ella Eytan, Kathryn Gronke, Charlotte Schmid and Leah Shelleda. Hosted by Joe Zaccardi. 7-9pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8092. 07/06: Amy Snyder The author tells the story of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph & the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World.â&#x20AC;? Ultra-distance cyclists test the limits of human endurance. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/07: Adam Ross Ross talks about short story collection â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladies and Gentleman.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/07: Bay Area Writing Project Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) at UCBerkeley sponsors Young Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Camps across the Bay Area each summer. 5:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/07: Josh Flagg Bravo TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Million Dollar Listing host presents his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Million Dollar Agent.â&#x20AC;? 6pm. Free. Book Passage , 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 835-1020. 07/08: Rebecca Cantrell Cantrell presents her mystery novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Game of Lies.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1936 at the Berlin Olympics. The Nazis are trying to present a peaceseeking face to the world. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events 07/01: Film Night in the Park Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spandex night in the park with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking Away,â&#x20AC;? a film about a cycling-obsessed teenager. 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756. 07/02:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Met Opera Summer Encore Series: Simon Boccanegraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Four decades into a legendary Met career, tenor PlĂĄcido Domingo makes history singing the title role in Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gripping political thriller, written for a baritone. 10am. $10-15. Lark Theater , 549 Magnolia, Larkspur . 924-5111 . 07/02: Film Night in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Princess Bride.â&#x20AC;? Classic, beautiful, hilarious film about love and redemption. 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 272-2756. 07/06:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mann V. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Filmmakers Maro Chermayeff and James Redford will introduce and discuss a screening of their powerful new documentary which focuses on one of the largest toxic-waste cases in American history. 7pm. $5.5010.25. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael,. 454-1222.

07/06: Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup Soccer Live in HD USA vs. Sweden. 11:30am. $10-15. Lark

Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. News/189-womens-world-cup-soccer 07/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swan Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tchaikovsky. Mariya Aleksandrova dances both the white and black swans in this brand new production from the Bolshoi Ballet. 7pm. $15-18. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. 07/08: Film Night in the Park A Beatles film featuring to be announced. 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756.

Community Events (Misc.) 06/30- 07/04: 66th Annual Marin County Fair Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. Great, abundant live music and dance performances and concerts, fireworks, carnival rides, barn animals, exhibits inside and out, food and fun for all ages. 11am-11pm. $13-15. Marin Center , 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800.

07/02: 11th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival Breast Cancer benefit with over 60 breweries in attendance. Ticket price includes tasting, food and music. 4-9pm. $45-50. Fort Mason, 1469 Lincoln Ave., San Francisco. 07/02: Festival of Tantra Ritual, meditation, connection exercises, communication coaching, intro to concepts of tantra & sexual energetics, expressive dance, and optional Thai dinner .10am-10pm. $35-60. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 924-5483. 07/02: Point Reyes Farmers Market Local, all organic produce market. 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. 07/02: Sunset Hike Four mile hike with spectacular views of the ocean. Wine and cheese will be served. Bring water. Call for directions. 5:30-8:30pm. $15, pre-registeration. Mountain Home Inn, 810 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www. 07/03: ReJoice Dine and Dance 1st Sunday of every Month. 4-9pm. Nationally Acclaimed DJs & remix producers. Coordinated by Mikkhiel A. Akbar 4-9 p.m. Free West End Cafe, 1133 4th St., San Rafael. 454-1424.

07/04: 4th of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Dog Barbecue Lunch Fundraiser All proceeds go to boy and girl scouts. 8-11am Pancake breakfast. $5-7. 10:30am-12:30pm hot dog lunch. $2.50-4. American Legion Hall, 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 07/04: July 4th Parade PeaceNovato is seeking volunteers to help carry the 6100 Peace Cranes in the parade. 9:30am-12:15pm. Free. Sweetser Ave., Novato. 897-0516. 07/05: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516.

07/06: Independence Day Celebration Lunch Lunch and live entertainment provided by Bread & Roses. Menu: BBQ chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, lemonade, strawberry shortcake. Noon1:30pm. $6-9. Whistlestop Jackson Cafe, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. www.whistlestop. org/events/independence-day-luncheon 07/07: Learning In The Garden Meet at the Tam Valley demonstration garden. Get new ideas for your garden. Learn basic irrigation, composting, planting, care, and maintenance of gardens. 9-10am. Free. Tamalpais Valley Learning Garden, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. 07/08-10: SF Fine Mineral Show More than 30 â&#x20AC;&#x153;mini-museumsâ&#x20AC;? featuring natural semi-pre-



We at the Pacific Sun are grateful for our office location adjacent to the fabulous Donna Seager Gallery. And this week, the gratitude meter will go up even higher as the gallery overflows with eye-boggling inspiration from the SUMMER SALON. Including visual gems in the book room and the summer jewelry collection, the summer series displays paintings, sculpture and mixedmedia works from artists Michael Cutlip, Devorah Jacoby, Lisa Kokin, Michael Cutlip’s ‘Bunny Land’ mixed-media piece just Stan Peterson, Inez Storer and many, says ‘summertime fun’ to us. many more. Visit the gallery to view the pieces starting Friday, July 1, and don’t forget to return for the artists’ reception during San Rafael’s Second Friday Art Walk on Friday, July 8, 5-8pm. The reception includes live music from Studio 5. Donna Seager Gallery, 851 4th St., San Rafael. Free. 415/454-4229.—Dani Burlison

Kid Stuff 07/05: ‘Puff, the Magic Dragon’ 30 minute show features marionettes and hand puppets, delightful songs and an energetic live performance by Gil Olin, who doubles as a storyteller and a pirate. 6pm. $8-10 suggested donation. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600.

07/06: 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. www. 07/06: Tam Valley Origami Join Tia Smirnoff and learn the exciting art of paper folding. Turn a simple square of paper into a frog, butterfly,or box. All levels and ages welcome. Kids must be accompanied by parents. Co-ed. 2-3pm. Free. The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley. 388-6393. 07/06: 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.

07/08: Summer Sunsets Concert Series with Rythm Child Performance introduces kids and their families to the basic elements of music through a drum circle experience. 5-7pm. $5-10. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito.

Through 08/19: San Anselmo Library Summer Reading Program “One World, Many Stories.” Children explore the world through stories, songs, crafts, author visits and special weekly performances. For a list of free programs call or visit the website. Free. San Anselmo Public Library, 110 Tunstead Ave., San Anselmo. 258-4656.

Through 09/11: ‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ Exhibition Have your picture taken with the rocket George took to outer space. Experiment with color, light, and shadow inside his apartment. Play mini golf on George’s special

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Health and Fitness Fridays: Senior Yoga with Kelly Enjoy an hour of yoga. Gain and maintain balance, strength and flexibility of body and mind. Previous experience not necessary. Modification poses available. Bring water and a mat if you have one. 3-4pm. $3 per class. Whistlestop Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. yoga-with-kelly/

Support Groups First and Third Tuesdays: Caregiver’s Support Group Focus is on spiritual and emotional healing while supporting a loved one through illness. Group sponsored by attitudinal healing international. 7-9 p.m. Free. 1350 S. Eliseo Dr. (adjacent to Marin General Hospital), Greenbrae. 383-0399. Fridays: Caregiver Support Group Ongoing support group provided by Senior Access for families and friends taking care of older adults with memory loss, dementia, or chronic illness. 11am-12:30pm. Free. Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael. 491-2500 ext 13. Wednesdays: Senior Support Group Seniors having sleep, anxiety, pain or related medication issues, please join us for a free support group and refreshments. Led by experienced RN. 11am-1 2:15pm. Free. Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Ave., Mill Valley. 846-0026. < is a unique Web site offering FREE postings from communities throughout the Bay Area and an opportunity for your ad to appear in print in the Pacific Sun.


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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 126981 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ELDORADO FOREST SPRING 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

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Public Notices Continued from Page 36 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) 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127184 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LA SELVA, 555 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. #20, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ARMANDO SAGULA, 2551 GOODRICK AVE., RICHMOND, CA 94801. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 27, 2011. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on June 27, 2011. (Publication Dates:July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127199 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN CRUISE LINE, 915 EAST BLITHEDATE AVE. SUITE 8, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: VERA L. TYLER, 915 EAST BLITHEDATE AVE. SUITE 8, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 27, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 28, 2011. (Publication Dates:July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 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 D’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 D’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 STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1102106. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TARA LASKY-KUTTEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TARA LASKY-KUTTEN to KYLE T LASKYKUTTEN. 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 14, 2011, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: April 26, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2011) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. IGNACIO MINI STORAGE according to the provisions of Division B of the California Business and Professional Code, Chapter 10, Section 21707(a) hereby gives NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. IGNACIO MINI STORAGE will conduct a public sale of the contents of the storage units named below, with the contents being sold for lawful money of the United States of America. The Sale is being held to satisfy an OWNERâ ™S LIEN and will be held at: IGNACIO MINI STORAGE, 394 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011 at 10:00AM. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415)883-8459, Monday Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. TENANT: GREGORY OSBORN: UNIT #289, JAMES RUSSELL: UNIT #179-B. Pacific Sun: (June 24; July 1, 2011) SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 204609. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): MARTINA SCHMITZBENNETT: YOU ARE BEING SUED (LO ESTAN DEMANDANDO). PETITIONER’S NAME IS (Nombre Del Demandante): WILLIAM E. BENNETT. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this SUMMONS and PETITION are served on you to file a RESPONSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your RESPONSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( selfhelp), at the California Legal Services web site (, or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccié n de la corte son): LAKE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, 255 N.

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by Ly nd a R ay

Week of June 30-July 6, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Your ruler (mighty Mars) is now ruling your thoughts, making you strongly believe in your own ideas, which is not a bad thing. Problems could occur if you insist everyone else think the same way you do. Your challenge for the week is to practice diplomacy rather than autocracy. Meanwhile, Monday is the 4th of July. Any holiday that provides an excuse to shoot off fireworks and celebrate independence is just fine with you. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) As one of the zodiac’s “thrifty” signs, you are particularly clever when in the mood to buy things. You know where to find the bargains and how to find Champagne on a beer budget. Since this is a holiday weekend with at least one picnic on the agenda, your ability to buy the best at a discount is useful. To make things even better, your ruler (Venus) moves into nurturing Cancer, an expert sign for food and drink. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) After several weeks of having your ruler (chatty Mercury) in the rather shy sign of Cancer, you appreciate the difference when he enters the playful sign of Leo on Saturday. This puts you in a friendly mood for the 4th of July, which is handy whether you’re hosting a picnic or going to one. Remember that bossy Mars remains in your sign. If your sister doesn’t want to try your creatively inspired red, white and blue potato salad, don’t insist... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Friday’s solar eclipse offers an opportunity for a fresh start during your zodiac celebration. Choose something (or someone) that you want to bring into your life and you can now easily get the ball rolling. The 4th is not a holiday to spend alone and this year you won’t want to hide away from the fireworks. Charming Venus enters your sign on Monday, making you both irresistible and charismatic. Are you having fun yet? LEO (July 22 - August 22) A Sun-Moon conjunction activates your subconscious Friday. Listen closely. The messages you receive may seem garbled, but they are powerfully insightful. Meantime, the holiday weekend includes both witty Mercury and the emotive Moon in your sign. Not only does this make you quite entertaining for the festivities, but it also makes you the one most likely to dramatically recite the Declaration of Independence to whoever is willing to be your audience. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Usually you’re OK with having someone above you in the work hierarchy—as long as this person is knowledgeable. Every couple of years, however, you want to open your own business and be your own boss—the cycle that is happening right now. If you are unhappily employed, you can compose your own Declaration of Independence and walk out. If you need a paycheck more than freedom, don’t do anything until you confirm your unemployment benefits status. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) In an effort to be agreeable you sometimes suppress your individuality and conform to what is socially acceptable. This is challenged during the next five years, as Uranus (in opposition to your sign) urges you to break away from any relationships that squelch your freedom. Speaking of freedom, Monday is the 4th of July, as well as the day your ruler (Venus) moves into the family-oriented sign of Cancer. That whole “breaking away” thing? Maybe not yet... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Friday’s New Moon solar eclipse can be a good day to review summertime travel options. If you always end up at the same old vacation spots, consider finding a completely different place on the planet. Do a little research and see what strikes your fancy. As for the Independence Day weekend, be careful about who is listening. If you’re attending a public event, you won’t be your usual private self and you know how you hate giving up your secrets. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) As one who is prone to making comments without filtering them first, you may want to avoid conversations with thin-skinned friends Friday. Meanwhile, the remainder of the holiday weekend looks good for leaving town or spending time with friends who are visiting from out of town. The creative and friendly Leo Moon is great for inspiring open-minded discussions on everything from politics to UFOs. Now if only Congress were in session... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) While I would love to forecast a delightful holiday weekend for you, I would probably be stretching the truth. The planetary alignments are particularly dicey for Capricorn. Friday is the bottom of your lunar cycle with a solar eclipse in your opposite sign of Cancer. Saturday brings a broadside hit from the Sun to your ruler (Saturn). To have a better chance of a festive time, celebrate Monday—but let someone else ignite the grill. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) On Saturday, you are ready to start working on your relationship—or start looking for a relationship if you don’t have one. Ideas are exchanged with your sweetie (or potential sweetie) with empathetic awareness. This comes in handy if you usually disagree on where to watch the fireworks or whether to invite your annoying neighbor over for a barbecue. Wednesday’s emphasis is on scheduling a bit of work while on vacation—otherwise known as a tax write-off. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) You can find a way to be creative while doing nearly anything—from waiting in line at the post office to composing a letter of resignation from your latest temporary job. On Friday, this particular skill is bigger and better than ever. Make sure you use it for something important—like completing the video of your latest original song. As for Independence Day, lovable Venus moves into your romance house. 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I had to talk a guy friend out of showing up on a first date with a rose and a book the woman had casually mentioned she liked. He’s a genuinely nice guy and professionally quite successful, but he repeatedly turns women off by coming on too strong too soon with these gifts. Can you please explain to guys why they shouldn’t do this? —Woman Who’s Been There


It’s a really bad idea for a guy to give flowers to a girl he’s just meeting, unless she’s just won the Kentucky Derby. In that case, he could also slip her a carrot and slap her on the rump. Unless a woman shows up for your first date wearing a saddle, limit your gifts to an on-time arrival and smelling like you’ve showered recently. Anything more comes off like a sales promotion: “Date your way to a free panini maker! Trip to Mazatlan after five completed sex acts!” Selling a woman on liking you before you see whether you like her suggests you have wildly low standards. Never mind who she is; you’ll take any woman who’s a woman and not in jail or too busy filing a restraining order against you to meet you for a drink. Evolutionary psychologist Gad Saad, author of the terrific new book The Consuming Instinct, has studied the timing of gift-giving in romantic relationships. He explained to me that courtship behaviors need to be modulated in their timing and frequency. “Telling a woman that she looks beautiful is nice. Repeating it 35 times during dinner is not. It creates an asymmetry in the power dynamics that renders the guy less attractive.” Likewise, giving gifts too early in dating “reeks of desperation,” Saad said. “Recall that many women are attracted to alpha males who can otherwise only be ‘tamed’ by the love of the one unique woman (the classic rendition of the male archetype in romance novels). If the guy is swooning all over the woman on the first date, there is nothing to tame.” There’s that saying that gifts should be given from the heart, which always makes me flash on gift-wrapping Grandpa’s stent. But, as a rule, you shouldn’t give a present to a woman until you’ve worked up some affection for her and she seems to have some for you. Expensive gifts early on tend to make a woman who isn’t a gold digger uncomfortable and tell a woman who is that you’re a prime chump. Instead, give fun, inexpensive things that tell her you were listening when she said she loves monkeys and weren’t just saying “Yeah, uh-huh” and running baseball stats in your head. By showing that you care about what’s special to her, you’re telling her that she’s becoming special to you, sending the message “It had to be you,” as opposed to “It could’ve been anyone, but you’ll do.”


This guy I’ve gone out with only contacts me late at night via text (just looking to text, not for a booty call). I work early, and I’m always about to go to sleep when he texts, but because he so rarely contacts me, I always respond (and usually fall asleep while texting). I’ve told him repeatedly I’d like to talk during daylight hours and given him my work number. How do I get him to call during the day instead of playing Textmaster Flash until midnight?—Eye Bags


There’s a reason he won’t contact you during daylight hours, and it isn’t because he’s a vampire and that’s when he lies in his coffin watching Judge Judy on his iPad. You’ve actually been setting the time for your texting sessions. Nothing says “How dare you text me at 11pm?!” like spending 20 minutes texting with a guy who just has. Think about what you’re telling him: All he has to do is make a bell ring, and you’ll roll over and start texting. (Are you looking to be somebody’s girlfriend or Pavlov’s dog?) The fact that a guy “rarely” contacts you is all the more reason to avoid texting him back pronto. It’s absence, not unlimited text messaging, that makes the heart grow fonder. If you want a guy to respect your boundaries, show him that you have them. When he texts you too late, wait till the next morning and send him a single text telling him you go to bed early and asking him to call you during the day. If he can’t swing that, let him call the sort of woman who’ll pick up the phone for a man at any hour—whispering sweet nothings like “Thank you for choosing 24-hour roadside assistance. This is Erica. Do you need a jump or a tow?” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Public Notices Continued from Page 37 FORBES STREET, LAKEPORT, CA 95453. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: WILLIAM E. BENNETT, 3390 13TH STREET, CLEARLAKE, CA 95422, (707) 994-9416. Date (Fecha): August 30, 2007. Mary E. Smith Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Mary Ann Padilla, Deputy (Asistente). NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) CITATION TO APPEAR SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. FL 1102290. IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: RAUL BAUTISTA on behalf of VANESSA NICOLE COLLAZO LOZANO. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: TO MANUEL COLLAZO: By order of this court you are hereby cited to appear before the judge presiding in courtroom O of this court (Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903) on August 2, 2011, at 9:00AM. to show cause, if any you have, why the petition of RAUL BAUTISTA for the adoption of VANESSA NICOLE COLLAZO LOZANO, your minor child, should not be granted. Date: May 6, 2011; Kim Turner Court Executive Office; By: D. Taylor Deputy (Pacific Sun: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011) NOTICE TO CREDITORS: No. PR 1103146 Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 3501 Civic Center Drive,

San Rafael, CA 94903, and mail or deliver a copy to Winifred L. Murphy, as Trustee of the Owen J. Murphy and Winifred L. Murphy Revocable Trust dated April 11, 1995, of which the decedent was a Settlor, c/o Robert Elliott, Attorney at Law, 22 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, California 94112. Claims must be filed within the later of four(4) months after July 1, 2011, the date of the first publication of the notice to creditors, or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Section 19103 of the Probate Code. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Date: June 16, 2011; Robert Elliott, Esq. (SBN 114829) Attorney for Trustee, Winifred L. Murphy, 22 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112; Telephone: (415) 586-3600 Telefax: (415) 4493572 (Publication Dates: July 1, 8, 15, 2011) AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EVA BONGE. Case No. PR-1102887. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of EVA BONGE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: STEVEN BONGE in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that STEVEN BONGE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: July 18, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept: H, Room: H, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: DAVID Y. WONG, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 100 SHORELINE HIGHWAY, SUITE 100B, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. (415) 8601749. (Publication Dates: July 1, 8, 15, 2011)

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