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closed down for remodeling. While we are not surprised to be overlooked for the work we did to build the reputation of the Masonic Hall as a good viable venue, we are surprised to have our hard work credited to another production company. We are pleased that the space is now in the hands of those with the money and the vision to manifest its true potential. Since the Pacific Sun is the premier entertainment source in the North Bay, we want to make sure our contribution to the music scene is recognized. Daniel Patrick, Murphy Productions, Mill Valley


TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Local man accused of threats to Boxer According to San Rafael police officials, Kevin Joseph O’Connell, 47, was taken into custody July 16 after reports came in identifying him as the caller who’d dialed threats i.... San Rafael employees agree to pay cuts As part of the agreement all employees will share an equal 4 percent reduction—including management and middle management, service employees, public works employees, fir... Going Green: Waste land James Redford’s new doc brings plight of the Ramapough closer to home Read the full story here posted Sunday, July 17,...

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There oughta be a Murphy’s Law about overlooking producers In regards to the article “The Sweet Sound of Success” [July 15] about the new Sweetwater at the Masonic Hall, I wanted to correct a statement that Greg Cahill wrote concerning the length of time that the Woods operated at the Masonic Hall in Mill Valley. In December of 2007, Murphy Productions and Famous4Productions started putting on regular music shows at the Masonic Hall. We did this until May of 2010, when the lease was given to Ged Robertson and the venue changed to the Woods. We produced many wonderful shows there including David Lindley, The Itals, David Nelson Band, Tommy Castro, the Christmas Jug Band and many others. Over a two-and-a-half-year span we had a very successful run of shows, bringing the space to the attention of other music promoters and investors in the area. The article mentioned that the Woods hosted shows there for the “past couple of years.” But, in fact, the Woods put on music for around six months before it was

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But if Sen. Inhofe’s apocalypse DOES happen, climate scientists will no doubt blame global warming...

The article “Weather Report,” from your July 15 Going Green issue, is a thoughtful, well-written, concise and informative look at climate change. It explains the difference between “weather” and “climate,” which is confusing to many people. A critical point Stan Cox makes is that climate change is incremental. (The story of the frog in the pot of water slowly coming to a boil comes to mind.)

What Cox doesn’t talk about is how “introducing more people to the complex forces that are taking our climate on this wild ride” moves us to how to “remedy the situation.” It’s doubtful that “climate change deniers” will ever be convinced. Even as the earth becomes uninhabitable for humans, a Jim Inhofe will be telling everyone it’s the inevitable apocalypse predicted in the Book of Revelation, or some other mythological curse. In a letter to the editor I submitted recently, I said that we’re all in this together and because we are, and because we’re doing nothing to address the issue of overpopulation—what Paul Chefurka calls “the root of all the converging crises in today’s world”— we’ve passed the point of remedy. The best we can hope for, in my opinion, is mitigating the effects of the coming ecological disaster on as many people as possible by worldwide implementation of a negative-populationgrowth policy. Fewer people, less suffering. I know it’s easy to want to believe the “intellectual entrepreneur” Thomas Friedman. Just adopt his “15 wedges” to reduce carbon emissions and his “single solution” to climate change: “abundant, cheap, clean, reliable electrons.” And, he says, to do those things, all we have to do is leverage “the greatest innovation engine God ever created, which is the combination of American research universities, venture capital and the marketplace.” It’s no wonder that Nassim Taleb has called Friedman “dangerous to society.” Zero Population Growth (ZPG) is a long-forgotten fantasy of the 1970s. We are (and want to be, it seems) being continually distracted by political theater, sensational jury trials, Anthony Weiner’s private obsessions, the crumbling of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, Sarah Palin’s latest publicity stunt—everything and anything but the survival of the human race. If that’s not enough, there are the endless blogs, bleeps, tweets and twitters that fill the days of more and more people. I wonder: What will be the last tweet to go out into the ether? Jim O’Callahan, Larkspur

Overpriced? Gag me with a spumoni! I love Noci’s gelato! Gary Goldenfield [“In Ice-Cream Industry This Is Called a Cornet Profit Margin,” July 8] and I do agree that the gelato at Noci is “pretty good.” However,

when he compares it to ice cream it’s like comparing apples and oranges. While ice cream is usually made in large batches and frozen for short or long periods of time, artisan gelato is made in small batches and churned at a slower speed than ice cream so it has less air in it. Therefore it is fresher, creamier and denser. Also, it has less fat and sugar. Compared to the same volume of ice cream, you get more product. Lianna and Michael, the owners of Noci, make sure their organic, local and seasonal ingredients are of superior quality. You get a rich, packed gelato in every cup. They make their own waffle cone and would not even consider selling or giving you an inferior product. Young community-based businesses such as theirs should be supported! I for one, will pay an extra buck for a homemade cone. I also love Fairfax Scoop’s ice cream because like Noci, the owners of both establishments value quality ingredients. And if you buy a packed (less air) quart of ice cream, waffle cones are not included but available at $1 each cone. In fact, most gelato and ice cream establishments in Marin that offer homemade cones charge extra for them. So when I crave ice cream I wait in long lines at Scoop and when I need my gelato fix, I drive to Mill Valley for that complex taste that only artisan gelato can deliver. And most likely “the counter woman” was Lianna who works long hours to make her growing business special. Milla Ruane, Ross Valley

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Giants’ pitcher Brian Wilson has a truly magnificent beard—for the 19th century. I actually thought he was one of the Smith Bros. Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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›› NEWSGRAMS Civic Center recommended for World Heritage list That crazy pink building with the blue roof—as the Marin County Civic Center has been called—may join an exclusive list of locations recognized for their “outstanding universal value” by the United Nations. United States Secretary of the Interior Ken S a l a z a r a n n o u n ce d last week that a grouping of 11 Frank Lloyd Wright properties—among them the Marin County Civic Center—will be recommended for nomination to the World Heritage List, according to officials at the Marin County Administrator’s office. Only 21 U.S. sites are currently on the list and if Wright properties are ultimately selected, that cool building in San Rafael where Marinites queue up for jury duty will join the ranks of the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids at Giza and the Statue of Liberty on the list maintained by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The final selections to the list will take place in 2013. Annette Rose, chair of the Marin

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County Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy Commission, says such consideration for the list is an “honor.” “Many of us in Marin believe the buildings to be the icon for Marin, and we are passionate about their preservation,” says Rose. “To be internationally recognized as among Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important structures is enormously thrilling for the county.” The county commissioned Wright in 1957 to design the Civic Center—but completion of his design intentions following the architect’s death in 1959 were hardly without controversy. Work on the project was even halted in 1960 as county officials considered turning the project into a hospital. However, work eventually resumed under the leadership of Wright protege Aaron Green and the crazy pink building with the blue roof was completed in 1969. Despite one Pacific Sun art reviewer’s description of it at the time as “a joke, a piece of camp, 10 > even a symbol of suburban sprawl,” JULIE VADER

ing... This one came from San Anselmo Mayor Ford Greene who, after seeking “direction” from the other members of the San Anselmo Town Council, blew off the very direction he had sought on a vote at the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) meeting July 7, which was set to reconsider an $8 million allocation to the cashstrapped Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. By way of background, when TAM was considering the issue of the $8 million award to SMART at its regular June 23 meeting, Greene voted “no,” which contributed to a 7-7 tie. Later on in the meeting, after most of the public had left, Larkspur Councilwoman Joan Lundstrom asked for a “reconsideration” of the vote. Board chairman Steve Kinsey allowed the reconsideration and the outcome, with Lundstrom changing her vote to a “yes,” shifted to 8-6 in favor of the allocation to SMART. Greene voted “no” again. Kinsey called for a “special meeting” to take place July 7 at which time the board would revisit the issue, this time before the public, and rescind the 8-6 vote if it so chose. Flash-forward to the San Anselmo Town Council meeting of Tuesday, June 28. At that meeting Mayor Greene advised fel-

low councilmembers of the vote he had cast at the TAM meeting. According to the minutes from that meeting, “He now realizes that in matters of controversy, Councilmembers should consult with their peers regarding future votes and he apologized for not having done so.” As the matter was discussed later in the meeting, Councilman Tom McInerny stated that he would back a vote to support the TAM staff recommendation to grant the allocation to SMART—although he was wary of scheduling a special vote (especially since the TAM special meeting to reaffirm the reconsidered outcome would be before the next council meeting in San Anselmo). McInerny said he could agree that if there was a consensus in a discussion that evening he would favor direction being given to Mayor Greene on how he should cast San Anselmo’s vote. Councilwoman Kay Coleman also supported TAM’s $8 million toward SMART with the understanding that no other current TAM projects would be affected. Councilman Jeff Kroot said he’d support the funding because he sees the traffic on the highway and notes some of San Anselmo’s staff live in Sonoma. Councilwoman Barbara Thornton also supports the train. The voters voted for it. The work currently completed by SMART—i.e., the Cal Park Tun10 >


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1. Pictured, right: Writer Robert Louis Stevenson referred to what part of San Francisco as the “hill of palaces”? 2. What kind of ground covering derived its name from the U.S. space program? 3. Ludwig van Beethoven died before completing symphony number what? 4. What two countries in Africa, whose names begin with the same letter, were formerly known as Northern and Southern Rhodesia? 5. Pictured, right: What body of water separates England and France? 6. What is the humorous nickname for one end of the humerus bone? 7. The first license plates on motor vehicles showed up in 1893, in what country? 8 Teen idol Justin Bieber became a superstar after being discovered where? 9. Pictured, right: What is the fastest land animal—capable of running 70 mph? 10. The word “antihistamine” comes from Greek words— the prefix anti-, and histamine, meaning what?



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▼The good news is that Marin County Juvenile Court abandoned its twisted idea of displaying juvenile suspects in glass boxes during court appearances. The bad news is that court officials still don’t get why people were upset about the plan. While excuses were made that it was a cost-cutting measure and for increased safety, they seemed to forget we were talking about children. Save a few bucks or save a child’s dignity? C’mon. The warped plan made national news. We’re embarrassed Marin even considered the idea, which would have been a dismal failing of our juvenile justice system. —Nikki Silverstein

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▲Many peace officers are heroic. Marin County Sheriff ’s Deputy Jim Mathiesen was extraordinarily so. Mathiesen, 49, was killed Tuesday morning in Petaluma while protecting a family friend. The deputy visited the home of his friend to provide advice about death threats she was allegedly receiving from her ex-boyfriend. While there, the unarmed deputy was allegedly shot to death when the ex-boyfriend arrived with a gun. Mathiesen, a nine-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife and two children. We honor the memory of Deputy Mathiesen and his heroism.

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FRIDAY, JULY 22 Captain America In the 1992 version, the superhero’s shield is only slightly larger than his cell phone. (1992) SyFy. 6pm. A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Timmy Turner is now 23 and must decide if he is ready to grow up or stay perpetually immature. Or he could just go to graduate school. (2011) Nickelodeon. 7pm. Mega Disasters In“Earthquake in the Heartland,”we learn the potential for a seismic disaster in the Midwest, and how they could blame it on Obama. History Channel. 7pm. Hooters International 2011 It’s a lot like any other swimsuit competition, but they have to carry a tray of chicken wings and a pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Spike TV. 9pm.

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TUESDAY, JULY 26 Marie Antoinette“Let them eat cake”isn’t enough any more. Now it’s“Let them eat cake but only if they work overtime to pay for health insurance and please cut our taxes so we can buy enough campaign ads to make them think it’s what’s best for them.”(2006) Sundance Channel. 5:55pm. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Cut More than 1,000 women try out for the squad.The winners get to go on the road with the team and pose for posters.The losers go back to carrying chicken wings and pitchers of PBR. CMTV. 9pm. Frontline A look at“The Pot Republic,”California’s marijuana growing region, also known as “the Emerald Triangle,”“the Bud Werewolf? We thought this was a VHI ‘Behind the Scenes’ Belt”and“Everything North of on Loggins & Messina! Santa Rosa.”KQED. 10pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 23 Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox had just finished Back to the Future and was at the height of his fame when he chose to make this movie about a high school basketball player who turns into a werewolf. Apparently it was this curse of the werewolf that caused him to sign on to Doc Hollywood and Life with Mikey. (1985) KOFY Channel 20. 8pm. The Shawshank Redemption Tim Robbins plays a prisSaturday, 8pm. oner unfairly sentenced to life in WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 Sons of prison who keeps alive a spirit of Guns They are making a special gun to honor hope in the face of violence, brutality, cruel American Chopper.The red states are having inhumanity and a really nasty tuna casserole an orgasm right now. Discovery Channel. 9pm. on Wednesdays. (1994) AMC. 8pm. Toddlers and Tiaras It’s bad enough that Ghost Adventures It seems the tunnels little girls are being forced to dress up for under Sacramento are haunted by ghosts beauty pageants.Tonight, sisters are competwho couldn’t afford the Bay Area. Travel ing in a pageant. It almost sounds like Greek Channel. 8pm. mythology, as if the winner is going to get a scholarship and the loser will be fed to the SUNDAY, JULY 24 Why Planes Crash: Brace Kraken. TLC. 10pm. for Impact Pilots and passengers who surLegend Quest Some guy who watched the vived crashes talk about their experience. It Indiana Jones movie too many times leads turns out nobody got to use the seat cushion a team of investigators around the world as a flotation device. MSNBC. 7pm. Same Name This new show finds people looking for legendary artifacts, including the real Ark of the Covenant, King who share a name with a Arthur’s Excalibur and the celebrity and then have that Mayan doomsday calendar. person trade places with his/ The legendary artifact you’ll her namesake. Tonight it’s be looking for is the remote a guy named David Hasselcontrol. SyFy Channel. 10pm. hoff.We’re waiting to find out if there’s somebody named THURSDAY, JULY 28 Sweet Lady Gaga working in a HallHome Alabama It’s like The mark Card shop somewhere. The patron saint of the Tea Party, Bachelorette, except it’s set in CBS. 9pm. Tuesday at 5:55pm. the South. Instead of giving Bar Rescue In this reality a rose to her chosen suitor, show, a nightclub consultant she tucks a shotgun shell in the pocket of his travels the country helping struggling bars overalls. CMT. 7pm. make a profit.This is the bastard who took Troy An invading army finds itself endlessly away the free peanuts. Spike TV. 10pm. bogged down in the Middle East. (2004) SyFy. 8pm. MONDAY, JULY 25 Die Another Day James Bond takes on another maniac super criminal Jersey Shore: From the First Fist Pump If you watch closely, you can see it’s all a movie with too much money and a lot of free time. set. It turns out there really is nobody that stuThis guy has a space-based laser weapon pid. MTV. 10pm. ✹ capable of incinerating objects from orbit or at least giving beachgoers a really dark tan. Critique That TV Guy at (2002) SyFy. 6pm. Turn on more TV Guy at Modern Marvels Examining the history of ›› the supermarket industry and how technoloJULY 22 - JULY 28, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 9

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San Rafael employees agree to pay cuts San Rafael is sure having more success than the U.S. Congress in dealing with its financial woes—as local labor groups and the City Council agreed to a two-year deal to reduce

compensation for city employees by 4 percent per year. The agreement was not unexpected—as the $1.4 million-per-year savings had already been earmarked into the budget approved by the council July 5. As part of the agreement, all employees will share an equal reduction—including management and middle management, service employees, public works employees, firefighters and police officers. City Council members agreed to a 5 percent reduction in their pay. “Many San Rafael employees will see their compensation reduced four years in a row,” according to a city press release, “in response to the effects of the severe national recession.” Pension reductions were in the mix as well, with employees agreeing to have their retirement pay based on a threeyear average salary—as opposed to an employee’s highest-year salary. San Rafael employees currently contribute 11 percent of their salaries into the city pension fund. Mayor Al Boro said that he “appreciates” that city employees will continue to deliver high quality service to residents, while helping the city navigate difficult financial times. “This will positively affect the city’s budget for decades,” Boro said of the agreement, “and shows that we are moving in the right direction in response to the recession and pension reform.” The agreement included a reduction in hours for non-safety employees, dropping from 37.5 hours a week down to 36 hours a week. City Hall, however, will remain open five days a week, no longer being closed for furlough days. 10 PACIFIC SUN JULY 22 - JULY 28, 2011

San Rafael city staff has been reduced by more than 60 positions in recent years, notes City Manager Nancy Mackle. “While we simply cannot provide the level of service we did before the staffing reductions,” she said, “we continue to provide excellent service and get high marks from our community.”

San Rafael Council not ‘waving home’ baseball just yet The San Rafael City Council called a “delay of game” in its decision on whether to OK a proposal for a group called Centerfield Partnership to launch a new North American League ball club at San Rafael’s Albert Park in May of 2012. The council meeting ran into the wee hours July 18 and town officials decided to revisit the matter in August after Mayor Al Boro and Councilman Damon Connelly study the proposal further as a separate subcommittee. More than 250 people packed the council chambers. Residents of the Gerstle Park neighborhood have raised questions about parking, noise and fan rowdiness. But supporters of the move argued that baseball could bring much needed revenue to the cash-strapped town. If the City Council says “play ball” to bringing a team in the North American

League to the park on B Street, Centerfield Partnership says it would modernize the 60-year-old field, spruce up the bathrooms and add seating for about 800 fans. The team would play about 45 games in San Rafael from May through September, ostensibly beginning in 2012. Major and minor league rules allow for the sale of alcohol, though not after the seventh inning. Centerfield also says it would provide security and parking in the Seagate lot of the San Rafael Corporate Center.

nel—is already being used by bikers and walkers. Finally, the $8 million from TAM would leverage additional funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Sonoma County. The council then went into a lengthy discussion regarding what policy should govern the vote of a delegate such as Mayor Greene on issues of importance to the whole council and the town’s voters. The consensus was that the delegate to any committee or commission should use common sense, best judgment and that, in cases where a “roll call” vote was predicted, the town’s representative should “consult” with the entire council before voting on behalf of the town. A motion was made that “Council direct TAM Representative Ford Greene to vote in favor of the staff recommendation [to fund the $8 million to SMART].” The vote passed 4-1, with Greene dissenting. Fast-forward to July 7, at the “special” TAM meeting to vote publicly on whether to rescind the 8-6 vote. The $8 million allocation was again brought up. And in spite of the San Anselmo Council’s specific instruction to vote in favor of funding the $8 million, Greene voted “no” once again, in defiance of his council’s specific instructions. Greene’s vote raises an important issue for the San Anselmo Council, and other Marin councils. Is one member of a council “bound” by the instructions of his

or her colleagues when acting on behalf of the community? Let me say, first, that I believe Greene has shown tremendous growth during his time on the council and generally, in my opinion, he is doing a fine job. But this instance follows a pattern of “defiance” on Greene’s part with regard to civic engagement. His action against the vote in Flood Zone 9 delayed the flood prevention work for almost two years until his action was overturned by the state Supreme Court. Earlier Greene fought with the town of San Anselmo and “settled” on his right to hang a changeable sign on the side of his building. The settlement cost the hardpressed town over $65,000. The sign now only appears on rare occasions. All of this raises another question for those who run for office and use that same office and its “vote” in opposition to the majority opinion. Is that being honest with those who support someone in an election? Is that being fair with the town? What does this say about how one person pays attention to his fellow elected official’s opinion? What about “compromise” and the walking away from a “consensus” after a binding vote is taken? Regardless how you consider the SMART issue— where do you come down on this vote? ✹ Peter Seidman is on vacation and will return next week. Peter Breen, a former San Anselmo mayor and longtime town councilman, blogs about Marin issues at This opinion piece originally ran July 14.

Local man accused of threats to Boxer A San Rafael man was arrested

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last weekend after allegedly leaving threatening messages on the answering service of Sen. Barbara Boxer. According to San Rafael police officials, Kevin Joseph O ’ Co n n e l l , 4 7 , w a s taken into custody July 16 after reports came in identifying him as the caller who’d dialed threats into the office of the junior senator from California. The message was left at the San Francisco office of Boxer, a former Marin Count y Super visor and one-time Pacific Sun reporter, and, according to police, involved O’Connell’s frustrations over perceived police harassment and feuds with his neighbors in the Canal district, where he resides. O’Connell had previously been apprehended May 25 for allegedly resisting arrest in an incident that began when he was berating customers at the Montecito Shopping Center. Bail has been set at $500,000.

tleneck will be a little less narrow by the end of the year, say engineers, as ground officially broke July 14 on the long-awaited Highway 101 project. Commute-time traffic has been a slow-rolling nightmare for years for Marinites traveling northbound from Rowland Boulevard up toward the Redwood Landfill, as the four-lane highway drops to two lanes in the space of about two miles. Construction—by Ghilotti Bros. of San Rafael and RM Harris of Martinez, who partnered with the winning $25.18 million bid for the project—will extend the carpool lane about four miles from the Highway 37 exit on up through Atherton Avenue. Morning commuters will benefit as well, as two miles of highway from Rowland to Highway 37—a daily backup for commuters even in the best of circumstances—

will be widened. Work is expected to be finished by 2012.

Novato to reconsider joining MEA The Novato City Council is getting a bit more energized about Marin Clean Energy; at the July 12 council meeting city officials voted to put up to $10,000 toward studying the pros and cons of joining the Marin Energy Authority joint powers authority during its four-month window for new members to join without having pay the $20,000 to $40,000 membership fee. Only four of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 municipalities, plus the county, declined to join the authority as it was getting off the ground in 2009â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ross, Novato, Larkspur and Corte Maderaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;expressing fears of the financial viability of the home-grown power-brokering venture. But as Marin Clean Energy has cleared financial hurdlesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and in spring even announced a decrease in user ratesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the risks associated with joining the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first community choice aggregation may not seem so, well... risky. At least that seems to be the case for Novato councilmembers Denise Athas, Carole Dillon-Knutson and Mayor Madeline Kellner, who voted to proceed with the $10,000 worth of research;

councilmembers Pat Eklund and Jeanne MacLeamy voted against the move. The motion included an agreement to vote on whether to join the MEA following the study period. Novatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renewed interest in the energy authority is of special interest to proponents of community choice, as the city was harshly criticized in some quarters as being receptive to sweetened deals from PG&E if it declined to join the MEA in 2009. When Novato was considering whether to join, PG&E representatives said that if the city rejected Marin Clean Energy, the utility would provide Novato with energy-efficiency funds at its fair share â&#x20AC;&#x153;or more.â&#x20AC;? PG&E spokesman Andrew Souvall said at the time the utilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offer to Novato was no different from anywhere else within its service territory and the company dangled no special offers to entice the city to reject Marin Clean Energy. Still, a tape-recorded meeting of PG&E offering Novato its share of energy-efficiency funds â&#x20AC;&#x153;and moreâ&#x20AC;? cast the city in a particularly dubious light, especially after its eventual vote to reject the MEA.

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Eric Von Baranov has advised investors through the use of K-waves since the mid 1970s; despite the 2008 crash, he says the economy is on the upside of a period of incredible growth.

... and you’ll be sittin’ on top of the world — at least according to Eric Von Baranov by Jason Walsh


ost Marinites have never heard of Nikolai Kondratiev. And no wonder—few high school teachers or college-level history professors are familiar with this century-old mid-level economic bureaucrat from Bolshevik-era Russia. And yet some believe he holds the key to the end of the Great Recession—perhaps the end of all recessions. As well as the beginning the next great economic boom. And, alas, the beginning of the recession to follow. Kondratiev believed that economic booms and collapses followed a pattern of predictable cycles that peaked and ebbed just about every 53 years—what he called the “long wave of economic life.” His long-wave theory held that history’s seemingly random assemblage of innovations, social trends, economic moods and geopolitics invariably resulted in an enigmatic consistency—an economic harmony

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that wasn’t swayed by the chaos of human events. In fact, it almost seemed fueled by it. Kondratiev—pronounced kon-draw-teeiv—was a young agricultural economist in the early days of the Bolshevik Revolution, when his in-depth studies of farm cooperatives landed him in the good graces of Vladimir Lenin, and the Soviet premier made him an authority in the New Economic Policy of the fledgling communist government. But Kondratiev, who favored export markets and fair worker wages, soon grew disillusioned with the inefficiencies and growing corruption of the Soviet system. Following Lenin’s death, Kondratiev’s theories about what history can teach about economics were viewed as a threat by the tyrannical Joseph Stalin—who didn’t like any economic practices he couldn’t control. Kondratiev was arrested by Stalin’s secret police in 1930 and the 36-year-old husband and father was sentenced to eight years in the

Gulag. Upon completing his sentence in 1938, Kondratiev was tried on new charges and condemned to 10 more years of forced labor. To make doubly sure the economist would keep his mouth shut, Stalin had him shot following the trial. But the ghost of Nikolai Kondratiev lives on—at least he does in the minds of marketbased economists who are forever crusading in search of the investor’s Holy Grail: the key to predicting market trends. One local crusader, Eric Von Baranov, believes the “long wave” to be that grail—and Kondratiev to be its silver chalice. For more than three decades, Von Baranov has overseen the Kondratyev Theory Letter, a personal and online financial consulting business through which he has guided investors upon when to buy low and sell high using the dead Russian’s long-wave theory. The long wave has paid off for Von Baranov—he says his initial publication of

the “letter” in 1974 accurately predicted a bottoming of the Dow; later he foresaw a “major bull market” in the early ’80s; and when that appeared to peak he withdrew his money from stocks and put it into the thenbottoming out real estate market at the dawn of the 1990s. That kind of timing, as everyone who bought a house in Marin at the peak of the market knows, is worth its weight in gold. But while the Kondratiev waves (“K-waves” for those in the know) do seem to follow a predictable 50-year flow—see the chart—it’s not so simple as to merely wait for the bottom and then pour money into the market for the next 25 years. There are shorter cycles within the long Kondratiev cycle, there are mini-booms before the big booms, there are plateaus, there are crashes. Von Baranov even suspects the astrological phenomena of “sunspots” affects the cycles—but he’s not sure why or how. If it sounds spurious, the first to agree would probably be Eric Von Baranov. (If that were his real name, which it isn’t.) Today, the jovial 64-year-old Kentfield resident says he spends his time consulting with a select clientele of international investors and “dabbling with my collection of old Porsches.” We recently asked Von Baranov about the long wave, the Great Recession and if he has any hot stock tips for us.

So how can centuries of random people doing random things produce the same economic outcomes every 53 years? My take on it is that life is a sequence of random events that we have very little control over. And so what we do as a society is we come together and make rules to overcome the randomness of life. And that randomness, combined with society’s organizational structures, creates harmonics—which other people before me have isolated into cycles. They tend to be fairly accurate. Is it something like the wisdom of crowds? Correct. And a lot of times the decisions that face us are very narrow. It depends on our age and demographics and a lot of things, but we choose between one or two or three things, not a broad spectrum. So this whole concept of free will is in some ways dictated by our age, our position in life, all that. And those things tend to get repeated from generation to generation. And therefore, we end up setting up some of the same historical events that can be paralleled over time. And knowing where you are in a particular cycle allows you to see one of these events and know the outcome—maybe not always predict them,

fairly well—everyone was talking like that was going to be the end of the world. Again, that goes back to outcomes. You can look at the long wave and say, well we had this event, but what was the outcome of that? And what is the cause of that event? And I think the long wave gives you those insights.

but often know exactly what outcome will occur from a particular event. How much of our boom-followed-bybust culture is due to not learning the lessons of the past? I think to some degree, but I think cycles are more organic. I think they’re part of our environment—and our reactions to our environment actually set up the cycles. So I like to stay away from the demographics. Particularly because people make the argument that because people live longer now the cycles will change. And they don’t seem to do that, they don’t seem to respond to longevity. People in the Roman Empire lived to their 30s, that was an old life, today we live into our 70s. But the cycles have been a constant. Kondratiev traced the cycles back to the Industrial Revolution—you think they stretch further back? I’ve gone back to 1066 [the Battle of Hastings] and seen that this cycle has perpetuated itself since then. And if you look at the Juglar cycles [named for 19th-century economist Clement Juglar, who identified 11-year investment cycles that influenced Kondratiev’s long-wave theory] they’re about every 11 years—and they really show themselves in real estate, especially in Marin. That would indicate the real-estate market here will turn around a lot sooner than some experts are saying. It’s a very, very consistent cycle here. Kondratiev theory holds that there are five cycles within a long wave. Let’s start at the beginning of a wave. You say that before an economic boom, there is a “precursor” boom leading up to it. What do you mean? Take for example the bicycle boom of the 1890s, which preceded the automobile boom of 15 years later. A first innovation cycle gets things started. You have a second innovation cycle after, which becomes your primary cycle. Bicycles led to automobiles, which led to a booming economy? Yes, and that third cycle [the boom created by the innovations] takes you through the growth push of the long wave. You end up having two further cycles—one of consumption at the peak and a final one of consolidation. The consumption cycle is where you have these eras of good feelings and times are good—the Roaring ’20s, that’s a consumption cycle—and then finally you have a consolidation cycle—liquidation. And that “liquidation cycle” is essentially a recession, when the economy tanks, society tightens its belt and shaves off the fat? Right—when you take and liquidate the old economy and set the stage for the new economy before the next precursor boom comes along and starts the next cycle.

What insights has the long wave given you about the recent economy? First of all, the cause is an evolution to a monetary system that has to be global and not local. And this is true of speculation going back forever. I mean, to the beginning of any recorded history anytime there’s anything new going on you have a financial system that goes bonkers and crashes and then you have evolution and you develop a new system. And I think that’s what’s happening now. A typical chart of Kondratiev waves since the industrial revolution; the dead Russian’s theories are so obscure there isn’t even a consensus about how to spell his name.

That example began in the 1890s— it starts with the development of bikes, which led to cars, which led an economic boom, followed by crass consumption of the Roaring ‘20s, and finally the stock market collapse and the Great Depression, right before World War II began around 1940. So that’s a 50-year “long wave”? Correct, correct. The bicycle was the huge precursor boom [that started the wave]. And you don’t think much of the bicycle leading to the automobile, but the things like vulcanization where rubber could be bonded to fabric to make tires, then gears, a whole slew of innovations happened at that time so that in 1905, when Henry Ford started his factory, the foundation was there to produce the next boom. They could leverage off what was learned [from bikes] about metallurgy and about vulcanization and motion and gearing and put it into the automobile. And if you look at how fast the automobile went it was absolutely amazing. If that wave ended with the Great Depression, was World War II the beginning of the next 50-year cycle? World War II was, yes, the precursor boom. Now that’s an ugly thing to say because obviously it was war and so many people were killed. But the innovation that was developed in World War II was phenomenal. We’re talking about radar that led to microwave ovens and increases in metallurgy. That precursor boom during World War II was the foundation for what the 1950s was. It was the foundation to build space travel—we came from the end of World War II—1946, ’47—to a world destroyed, to 1969 when we landed a man on the moon. That’s a phenomenal period of growth—nothing the world had ever seen. And a lot of that technology was founded in World War II. It sounds like innovation drives each new long wave. But how can that date back to the Battle of Hastings—hadn’t innovation essentially come to a halt during the Middle Ages?

The Battle of Hastings was the last time England was invaded. And England is something of the grandfather of innovation. And England not being conquered following 1066 gave them a very long period of time to gestate the technology and innovation that would lead to the Industrial Age. Where if you look at Europe during that time from 1066 to the 1700s or so, they were constantly fighting with each other. Even Italy wasn’t a country, it was a nation of city-states. There was no centralization of things. The pope tried to do a little of that, but not very well. So England had a chance to innovate and build on innovation time and time and time again and that innovation then diffused throughout the rest of Europe and then the rest of the world and eventually when the United States was founded, the United States started taking that lead.

Have similar crashes happened as economies enter periods of growth? You saw a financial panic right after World War II that led to the Brentwood agreement [in which other countries would use the dollar as the standard to measure their currency against] and that set a stage for that period of growth. And before that you had the banking crisis back in the early 1900s, which set the stage for new forms of financing [at the beginning of the automobile boom].

According to the theory, the previous long wave began with World War II and ended with the recession of the early 1990s. That was followed by the dot-com boom—a precursor boom in the current long wave. What’s the primary boom, is it Facebook, YouTube and Twitter? It’s a mass communication boom. It’s now producing what we call the Arab Spring, which I’m kind of less than sanguine on, but it is a phenomenon one didn’t expect—I don’t think the CIA expected Egypt to erupt the way it did, or the other countries following suit. And the rebels don’t seem to be giving up—they want their freedom, they want their cell phones, they’re not going away. To me, that’s the sweep of things. That innovation drives the long wave and drives in these successive 11-year periods, to produce a massive period of growth.

Can just anyone look at a long-wave chart and get a feel for when to invest? Yes and no. I think even using a long wave and being aware of history, it’s absolutely impossible to know what the future holds. I mean there’s so much interaction going on that it’s really difficult. A lot of people that I was talking to in ’98 and ’99 [during the dot-com boom] were talking about, “Oh this is just like a tulip mania” [in 1630s Holland the price for bulbs of the newly introduced tulip plant went soaring—at their peak going for 10 times the yearly income of a skilled worker—and then suddenly crashed, ruining investors and shocking the Dutch economy. It’s considered history’s first recorded speculative “bubble”]. I’m going—no, no. This [dotcom boom] is a foundation. Communication is what’s going to drive things forward. And this cycle will be more about social evolution than a particular technology. And [social evolution] is a component to every long wave. You have massive increases in social unrest during the growth period of a long wave. Innovation creates displacement; displacement creates unhappiness; unhappiness creates demand for social changes. And eventually that is what ends the boom, the long-wave boom, is you get to the point that the social unrest is so dramatic and so unsettling that it disrupts the growth.

How does the 2008 crash fit into this primary boom? You seem to be saying we’re on the verge of a massive period of growth in the economy, but a lot of people don’t see it happening anytime soon. Well, you had the 1998 financial crisis in Asia and we seem to have recovered from that

Give us an example. We saw that in the late ’60s and early ’70s—the ERA was passed [by the House of Representatives] at the peak, I think that was ’73, at the peak of that long wave; women’s suffrage was passed in 1920 at the peak of that long wave. Social unrest reaches a peak along with a long-wave peak and then 14 > JULY 22 - JULY 28, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 13

< 13 Catch a long wave there’s a long period of diffusion when the social changes integrate. I mean the position of women within our society—or even Barack Obama getting elected president—is a form of integration of both the women’s feminist movement of the ’60s and the civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s. So that integration takes place on the way down. Hasn’t communication always sparked these waves? The Gutenberg press brought reading to Europe, the railroad made it possible to send mail across the country, then there was the telegraph, the telephone, radio and TV, etc. I think it’s a component of growth. You have innovations in communication that help perpetuate the boom to some degree—but I don’t think it’s the sole thing. How does innovation fit into cycles? A new idea isn’t subject to a schedule, it happens as soon as someone can make it happen. Innovation isn’t something that follows cycles. Innovation I think is constant. But it’s exploited in cycles. For instance, you invent something and want to get it into the market and everyone says, “There’s no money right now. We’ll have to wait.” But all of a sudden there’s some money and it’s, “Oh, we’re going to take your invention, we’re going to promote it, we’re going to do something with it because now we have the capital.” So innovation goes in spurts, but only because of the financial availability during certain times. You’ve written essays in support of the Ayn Rand philosophy of limiting tax and legal burdens on corporations. Have you changed your thoughts about that after seeing what deregulation of the banking industry did? No, I don’t think so. In fact I think Ayn Rand is having a mini-renaissance at this point. One could argue it’s more like her supporters are circling the wagons. Well, unfortunately, when you take a second generation of anything it tends to get perverted. [Laughs] Certain things get remembered and certain things get left out. That’s true of all political philosophies—from Marx and Rand to Jefferson and Madison. I don’t think that you can debate that the 20th century was governed by Marx. I think everywhere you look, the ideas of Marxism and socialism really did govern the politics of the 1900s. You had the Bolshevik Revolution, the communist parties in Russia and China, Cuba and North Korea. And you see somewhere along the peak of the long wave that’s starting to break down. And people are starting to go away from collectivism. Even in the ’60s the hippies were all about collectivism— communes and that sort of thing—and if you look at the older hippies now, they’re really 14 PACIFIC SUN JULY 22 - JULY 28, 2011

talking about self-reliance. I think the next 100 years will be ruled by Rand and not Marx. But you have to see what Rand said. Rand said you are responsible. And personal responsibility is about [people] being responsible for themselves. Look at the innovator. The innovator is the person that produces the wealth. But we punish the innovator.

Holland, and Germany and England to a lesser extent—which seem to have cherry-picked the more rational ideas from Marx and Rand and found a middle ground that’s given them higher “quality of life” rankings than the United States? They also don’t have the military build-up that sucks away a large part of their GDP.

And good for them. As By “punish” you mean tax? Kondratiev—shot at the end of Stalin’s ‘great purge,’ a reign of terror Eisenhower warned Why do we do that? I that lasted from 1936 to 1938. about 50 years ago, we’ve think that’s socialist and chosen a Military IndusMarxist type thinking. trial Complex, while other Western countries have chosen free healthcare, But is that confusing “innovator” with equal rights laws, free college, care for “wealthy?” Rand thought the innovator was the corporation—but aren’t they just their seniors, five weeks’ vacation, a full year maternity leave. It seems like the benefactors of the innovators? What a Rand model—which is today being did Donald Trump ever invent? What did voiced in the Tea Party—would even the Wall Street CEOs ever invent? take us further away from those things Well, you have to look at that, too. In that invariably benefit society. the ’50s and ’60s we had a confiscatory tax Right, right. But take the whole thing of scheme on high-income earners. But we said evolution—we’re here because of evolution. to them: If you invest in America then we And we learn through evolution—you learn will give you deductions, sometimes 2:1, on from your father and your father learned the investments you make. And the result— from your grandfather. So we pass down leshigh-income earners were encouraged sons of life, the people that breed and survive strongly to invest in America and as they have been in most cases the most successful in did they built a middle class and the middle class became more wealthy and they became life—or had been until recently in our society. So the integration of socialism within our consumers who spurred the economy on even more, and they also became investors if society is, I think, an evolutionary process. they made more income and started crossing Where I see the difference is that the social structure will remain, I think it makes sense tax brackets. So you had this whole cycle we to have a national health policy, but at the set up in the ’50s and ’60s where not only same time the reward for the individual will were the rich getting richer because they increase. And in some ways this happens. were forced to invest and their investments were paying off, but the middle class was Where do you see it? becoming richer because there were more If you go to a factory and you’re putting jobs as the result of this large pool of this fenders on Chevys for General Motors, you investment income. know the guy who’s going to replace you when you’re out sick is going to do just about That sounds great! What happened the same job you did. You can’t be 10 times to that? more productive than the guy that replaces Right around Reagan’s time we changed you. But if you’re a software programmer, or that. And the thinking was, we’ve got to a writer of songs or a creator of content— encourage consumption—consumption is yes, you can be 10, 20, 100, 300 times more what drives the economy! And it really isn’t. productive than the guy that replaces you. The wealth model of the economy is not measured in what you spend, it’s measured in You may be 10,000 times more productive because the other guy can’t even do that job what you create. or comprehend it. Isn’t that what George H.W. Bush called “voodoo economics”—the market giving So what’s the next big boom? I see it in content. If you look at the ’50s, incredible value to things based on speculation and overly optimistic guesswork. you had the TV and you had nothing on it and all of a sudden the big boom in the Derivatives, sky-high home values, dot1950s wasn’t producing TVs [the market com startups—Wall Street was investing was saturated with TVs by ’54], the next in things that weren’t a reality? big boom was the content production on We got away from that creation thing the television. The people making the big and somewhere along the line we will money were not RCA producing the TVs, have to get back to a taxing system that it was NBC and the other major networks encourage investment and discourages producing the content. So we’re in a consumption. content-demand world as a result of communications systems that we’ve laid down. What about the social democracies of northern Europe—Norway, Sweden,

And the people making these innovations in content aren’t worried about their tax bracket. It wasn’t the wealthy that made Facebook. If someone understands the theory of cycles as part of a Kondratriev long wave, what should that person do next? It directly applies to investment. And being a selfish person and not being an altruist [laughs] I tend to look at what’s best for me and my family and let the rest of the world take its course. I think we have a major divide here with seeing the end of the bull market for real estate in this country—and the start of a massive bull market in stocks. We have this wonderful thing now, we have these ETFs [exchange-traded funds]. If you wanted to accumulate a [non ETF] stock on its way down, that’s a license for disaster. The stock could go to zero. If you decided 10 years ago that Enron was a great investment and you were dollar-costing the stock to Enron, you’d have no retirement fund. But you can dollar-cost to an ETF on the S&P and the Dow Jones knowing fairly confidently that ETF is not going out of business—it’s not going to die. Now, we don’t know when the low of the stock market is, no one can tell. And to me stock market timing is an iffy thing at best. But what you do is in every 100 points on the way down on the Dow, you invest 2 percent of your money in ETFs, the S&P, the Diamonds, the EWJ, which is a Japanese fund, and EWU, which is a UK fund. And you do this on the way down and what will happen is you will have the best cost basements in the finest stocks and companies in the world. But what if you didn’t buy them at the basement—what if the market sinks even lower after you bought all those ETFs? If the world goes to hell, the least of your worries will be your stock portfolio. But I’m betting the world is not going to go to hell because I’m looking at this as being the upside of a long wave. So you can do things like that in this economy. How do you see America’s economy 10 years down the line? My belief is that as the global economy grows, eventually the United States, if it gets some good governance, is going to start to take the lead in the world. And you remember after World War II, the Soviets and Europe and even Japan started getting a lead on the United States and after Sputnik we came roaring back. We went into this huge boom and launched a man on the moon. I think that spirit is still in America. I just think it’s governance—we need to get over some of the bad policies of the Bush administration and work off some of our debt. I think America will move again. Anyway, that’s my outlook and that’s how I use the long wave to see ahead. ✹ For more on Eric and the Kondratiev long wave theory, check out

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We’ll always have Pari... Matchmaker, matchmaker, match me a guy with a yacht! by N ik k i Silve r ste in


hat we have here is a love story, born and nurtured in Tiburon. I thought true love was extinct, or at least on the endangered list, but after hunting high and low, I found one tale for us to examine. Rosie’s marriage failed. With her children grown and living on their own, she decided to focus on starting her own business, leaving little time for dating. To be more accurate, romance and relationships held no interest. She was a smart, strong-minded woman making it on her own. Her two best friends, however, didn’t approve of her new lifestyle choice. The wealthy, well-meaning women had nothing but time on their hands and they used it to cajole Rosie into calling Pari Livermore, a successful matchmaker with a unique approach. Pari, says Rosie, had two primary goals: raising money for charity and meeting the “who’s who” of the Bay Area singles scene to pair ’em up. Instead of charging for her services, Pari requested that potential lovebirds donate generously to local nonprofit organizations. Rosie resisted until she could take her friends’ meddling no more. If they promised to stop bothering her, she would call Pari. The delighted gal pals took an oath to cease and desist and our single woman met the matchmaker. Quickly passing Pari’s scrutiny, Rosie agreed to let the Cupid give her number to three men. With the consultation finished, Rosie went back to her business and promptly forgot about men again. Until Martin called. Funny and bright, he talked easily with our uneasy Rosie. They’d been speaking for half-an-hour when she realized she was enjoying the conversation. Martin, sensing the time was right, asked her to join him later in the week for drinks on his deck and dinner at his yacht club. “That’s an awful lot to do on a blind date,” Rosie said. “Well, there are plenty of nice people there,” Martin chuckled. “If you don’t like me, you can go home with someone else.” How could Rosie turn down that offer? His bachelor home was lovely and the sunset view from his deck even better, but his charming company trumped all. During the cocktail hour at the busy club, he introduced her to his friends and acquaintances. The two often went separate ways to mingle, but Rosie kept her date in sight. A married couple, Martin’s close friends, sat down to dinner with them. The foursome clicked. “I got to know Martin in a different way,” Rosie said. “Before then, I had based my opinion of a man on what he decided to reveal to me. With Martin, I watched a man I didn’t know interact with people. I saw that people liked him, sought him out for conversation.

His friends were very nice. I could tell he was a good man.” If Rosie had apprehensions about Martin, they disappeared after dinner. Sipping coffee and relaxing, they heard someone playing big band music on a piano in the nearby bar. Martin excused himself and she made pleasant small talk with the other couple. The three smiled when an enthusiastic, though off-key, voice began singing along with the music. Looking into the bar, they saw Martin standing happily beside the piano, belting out lyrics. It was contagious. Soon enough, the whole room was singing with him. “Martin had no ego; he just liked to have fun,” Rosie said. “I loved that he was comfortable in his own skin and didn’t care what people thought.” The couple began to see each other regularly. From the beginning, it was easy. No guesswork, no pretending, no games. What about the other men Pari thought might be right for her? One was a stuffed shirt on the phone and she’s not sure if another called. It doesn’t matter, because she never went out with anyone again, except for Martin, of course. Two wonderful months of dating prompted Martin to invite Rosie to New Zealand over Christmas. She declined, saying she preferred to spend the holiday with her children. When her kids found out, they told her to get on the plane. She listened. On a Christmas Eve, the couple exchanged modest gifts. The next morning, he had a “quasi gift” for her. She opened the box and saw an engagement ring that was anything but quasi. Martin, a 67-year-old bachelor, never before married, proposed to Rosie. “It’s an incredible compliment and I’m not discounting how important it is,” Rosie said softly. “But, I don’t know you well enough.” Not easily discouraged, Martin had a few words of his own. “Try on the ring and see how it feels,” he responded. He slipped it on her finger. She looked at him and then at the ring. “OK, I can commit to being engaged,” she said. “But I have to know you a year before I marry you.” As they neared the anniversary of their first date, Martin moved quickly. In two weeks, he planned their beautiful, small wedding. That was 13 years ago. “We fit,” Rosie explains. “One of those things. I got really, really lucky.” It couldn’t have happened to two nicer people. Hey, Rosie, just one more question. Do you still have Pari’s phone number? ✹ Email:

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Have ‘Mercy’! Marvin Gaye masterpiece still ‘Going On’ after 40 years by G r e g Cahill


sked four years ago to explain the of those horrible advertisements that coresurgence of soul—from the neo- opt all of the songs that we love. But even soul of James Hunter, and Sharon there, I think they sense something. They Jones and the Dap Kings, to hip-hop’s sense an alternative to the commodificaheavy sampling of Sly Stone and other tion—the thingification, as Martin Luther classic soul artists, to the re-emergence of King called it—of our humanity.” 1960s soul singer Bettye LaVette—Craig For further evidence of how “durable Werner, the author of Highand elastic” that message is, er Ground: Stevie Wonder, the Times noted the Dirty Aretha Franklin, Curtis MayDozen Brass Band’s reifield, and the Rise and Fall magining of Marvin Gaye’s of American Soul (Crown), socially conscious 1971 hit told The New York Times “What’s Going On” as a that young audiences are in response to what has hapsearch not of retro-grooves, pened in New Orleans in the but of deeper meaning. For wake of Hurricane Katrina. these younger fans, he said, This month, Universal/ “It’s not a matter of wanting Motown issued What’s Goto go back to something” so Sixth greatest album of all time, acing On: The 40th Anniversamuch as “a case of wanting cording to ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. ry Edition. It showcases the to establish communication power of a recording that with something that is, if Rolling Stone magazine has not quite lost, then at least subdued in the ranked as No. 6 on its list of 500 Greatest culture right now. Albums of All Time. “People are hearing that something in In these trying times, this landmark conthe samples on hip-hop records—they’re cept album has lost none of its relevance. hearing it in the music in the background The 12-by-12-inch reissue includes two

In 1984, Gaye was shot and killed by his father during an argument at his parents’ house. He was 44.

CDs featuring the original album remastered, plus 28 bonus tracks (12 previously unreleased)—and an LP (the first vinyl issue of the rare Detroit Mix). The discs hold a previously unreleased stripped-down version of the “What’s Going On” single and several rare funk instrumentals that foreshadow Let’s Get It On, as well as a colorful booklet with essays and rare photos. What’s Going On—one of the best recordings of all time—is still a compelling soul opera with a profound meditation on

life and splashes of jazz instrumentation (compliments of the Funk Brothers). It offers a sweeping, street-level view of the horror of war and its impact on families, urban decay, drug abuse, child welfare and the environment in decline. But What’s Going On also is about hope and faith and the promise of social and personal redemption. The real gem of this anniversary edition is the earthy Detroit Mix—the original version of the album minus vocal layering, keyboard overdubs and other production techniques added in L.A. just two weeks before the album’s release (a CD recording of the Detroit Mix was included in 2001’s 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition). The differences are significant—the Detroit Mix production is sparse, the strings are less prominent and there’s less sweetening overall. On the junkie lament “Flyin’ High (in the Friendly Sky),” Gaye’s background vocals are brought to the fore, emphasizing the effective call-and-response aspect of the song. “Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)” sounds more contemplative and the song’s melodramatic operatic coda is considerably subdued. As a result, the songs in the Detroit Mix float wistfully on Gaye’s socially conscious lamentations and bring the work closer to the singer/songwriter convention. On “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),” the closing track, the pumping bass line that drove the final mix is hushed. Fittingly, the song trails off with a solitary conga beat, rather than the startlingly dramatic hosanna ending of the more familiar version, allowing the song, not the production, to make the final statement. If you’ve never heard the Detroit Mix, you won’t be unmoved by the power and the passion of this timeless, soulful social statement. ✹ Get it on with Greg at Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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Thotful spot Grown men debate merits of honey-addicted stuffed ursid by Davi d Te mp l e ton

‘If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever’—Winnie the Pooh


re you kidding me? I love Winnie the Pooh!” On a warm afternoon in Healdsburg, as members of the band the Brothers Comatose mill about the stage waiting for showtime here in the sweetly landscaped town plaza, a casual remark to the sound crew has elicited a strong emotional response. As I sit chatting with Robert Lunceford and Jeff Austerweil of Authentic Audio, I casually mention that I recently saw Winnie the Pooh, the lovely new animated reboot of the beloved Disney franchise. Much to my surprise, Austerweil—who usually adopts a playfully surly public demeanor—turns out to be a proud fellow “Pooh-head” (like a Deadhead, but with Pooh, Piglet and Tigger instead of Jerry, Bob and Phil), with strong opinions about all things “Pooh”—including the movie, the anticipation of which I have clearly not been alone in. “Oh yeah, I love Winnie the Pooh!” Austerweil says. “When my kids were growing up, we

were all about Winnie the Pooh in my house. In fact, we all had nicknames based on the Pooh characters! My father-in-law was Christopher Robin, because he and my son had a very close relationship—and Christopher Robin was always helping people out. My son was Winnie the Pooh, my wife was Piglet, my mother-in-law was Kanga—and I think I was Eeyore. Wait, I might have been Tigger, ’cause I was always jumping around. Anyway, yeah, Pooh is great!” “I’ve always been more of a Wind in the Willows guy,” offers Lunceford, perched on a bench overlooking the crowd of several hundred people waiting for the concert to begin. Austerweil turns to Lunceford. “You’re kidding me? You don’t like Winnie the Pooh?” “Well, I don’t dislike Winnie the Pooh,” Lunceford replies. “I just prefer Mr. Toad and the other animals to the Winnie the Pooh characters. They’re edgier. They’re more realistic.”

Jeff Austerweil and Robert Lunceford, with show producer Dan Zastrow, middle—just three guys sittin’ ‘round talkin’ Winnie the Pooh...

“Wow guys! This is so typical,” I remark. “I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve seen devolve into a battle between Pooh and Mr. Toad.” Winnie the Pooh, the movie, is a lovingly rendered blast of nostalgia, so faithful to the visual style of the original 1960s Disney shorts it might have been discovered in the back of the Disney vault where someone forgot it existed the last 50 years. With songs by Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon) that have the same sprung-fromthe-’60s children’s-movie vibe, the new film even uses traditional two-dimensional hand-drawn animation—and the whole enterprise clocks in at about 68 minutes, Pooh’s stuffed-animal tummy being the only thing padded about the enterprise. With a story borrowed from the original A.A. Milne books, it’s a charmer of a film, one that apparently has as much emotional pull on baby boomers as it will for kids discovering Pooh for the first time. Unless, of course, you side with Lunceford in preferring Wind in the Willows. “I don’t have as much recollection of Wind in the Willows as I do of Winnie the Pooh,” says Austerweil, as members of the waiting band begin to hover nearby to hear our conversation. “But I do think, as I remember them, that those books are attractive to different age groups. I think Wind in the Willows is a little more aggressive, quite a bit darker, so it’s better for an older crowd. Winnie the Pooh is about resolving lighter situations, it’s gentler, it’s cutesier, it’s softer-edged.” And for what it’s worth, it was never intended to rival Willows, though people really do come down on the side of one book over the other. In reality, A.A. Milne wrote the Pooh stories, in part, as an homage to Wind in the Willows. The Willows stories, first published in 1908 by Kenneth Graham, were so influential to Milne that he would go on to write a play based on them, 1928’s Toad of Toad Hall. Milne’s first batch of Winnie the Pooh stories, inspired by his son Christopher’s collection of stuffed animals, was first published in 1926. “I remember reading every Winnie the Pooh book to my kids, at least a couple of times,” Austerweil says. “And we still have every Winnie the Pooh movie. We love Winnie the Pooh.” “Yeah, but aren’t those characters kind of one-dimensional?” Lunceford asks. “What do you want? They’re stuffed animals!” Austerweil replies. “How complex and multifaceted do you want them to be? The dilemmas they get into, all of those are little moralistic lessons. They’re sweet, those lessons. In Wind in the Willows the lessons are more like, if you don’t listen up you’re going to die! Or maybe just go to prison.” “Good point,” I jump in. “In Wind in the Willows, Toad is thrown into prison due to reckless driving, and the baby otter is believed to have drowned—until Rat and Mole find him under the protection of the Pagan god Pan. When Disney made its own version of the Willows stories in 1947, they left out all the stuff about Pan. Of course, there’s no overt

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paganism in Winnie the Pooh either.” In truth, there’s not much that is eyeopening at all in the new movie—and that’s part of its charm. In this one, the worst thing that happens to anyone is when the animals fall into a pit and have to figure out how to climb out—which they finally do by stacking up words and letters knocked off the page of the storybook by Piglet. Yes, just like in the original movies, the pages of the storybook are used in ingenious ways—which include the characters scampering up and down the closing credits. “See, that’s the kind of cutesy stuff that makes me not like Winnie the Pooh as much,” Lunceford says. “It’s just too cute and fluffy and unrealistic. It’s probably because Winnie the Pooh is a bunch of made-up stories about a bunch of stuffed animals, where Wind in the Willows was about real animals in the forest.” “Real animals who talk and wear hats and jackets,” I mention. “What’s not realistic about that?” he asks. “The Winnie the Pooh characters are pretty realistic,” I continue, “if you look at them from the perspective of their psychological conditions.” “What are you talking about?” Austerweil laughs. “Tigger needs Ritalin,” I suggest. “Eeyore could use some Prozac, and Piglet clearly needs to be put on anti-anxiety meds. Every one of those animals has some kind of mild disorder.” Both Lunceford and Austerweil consider this. “Yeah, well... so what?” Austerweil finally says. “Sounds exactly like my family.” ✹ Talk more pics with David at

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● The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca (3:00) Diva extraordinaire Karita Matilla stars in the Met’s dazzling production of Puccini’s saucy thriller. ● 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. ● 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. ● Page One: Inside The New York Times (1:28) Inside-the-newsroom glimpse at the Manhattan daily as it grapples with the economic decline of print journalism and the rise of blogs, tweets and other inconsequentia. ● Renee Fleming Live with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (2:00) The dynamic diva joins conductor Zubin Mehta and tenor Joseph Calleja for an evening of duets and arias. ● Ride in the Whirlwind (1:22) Cowpokes Jack Nicholson and Harry Dean Stanton are in the wrong place at the wrong time when a lynching party comes a-calling; Monte Hellman directs. ● Road to Nowhere (2:02) A mysterious actress, her smitten director and a suspicious insurance cop wreak all kinds of intrigue in Monte Hellman’s modern-day noir. ● The Shooting (1:22) Monte Hellman’s existential Western stars Warren Oates as a miner who finds himself in a whole heap of trouble when Millie Perkins and Jack Nicholson appear on the horizon. ● Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2:00) Two childhood friends keep their age-old bond alive by gleaning the secrets hidden in an antique fan. ● Super 8 (1:52) J.J. Abrams’ Zapruderesque thriller about a group of kids who inadvertently film an ultra-spooky conspiracy-laden catastrophe. ● Tabloid (1:28) Errol Morris’s latest documentary looks at 1960s scandal-sheet icon Joyce McKinney, the high-IQ beauty queen whose romantic obsessions led to jail, kidnapping and plenty of whoopee. ● Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D (2:00) It’s gameboy nirvana as contestants in the King of Iron Fist Tournament vie for the all-time nerd hall of fame. ● Terri (1:41) An awkward, overweight teenager bonds with two other high school outcasts; John C. Reilly offers tough love and counsel. ● Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2:37) Shia LeBeouf and his robotic comrades are back, saving humankind from total destruction for, what, the third time? ● The Tree of Life (2:18) Terrence Malick’s lyrical, meditative family portrait (winner of Cannes’ Palme d’Or) stars Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. ● The Trip (1:47) Rollicking comedy follows two British comics as they motor through Northern England in search of fine food and literary inspiration, gibe-ing and pattering all the way. ● Two-Lane Blacktop (1:42) James Taylor and Warren Oates face each other down in a crosscountry race up Route 66 in Monte Hellman’s cult road movie. ● Winnie the Pooh (1:03) A.A. Milne’s affable ursa is back, joining Eeyore and Tigger in search of Christopher Robin plus any honey that happens to be around. ● Zookeeper (1:44) Lonesome zookeeper Kevin James gets lessons in courting the ladies from his (totally verbal!) animal pals. ✹

›› MOViE TiMES A Better Life (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun, Wed-Thu 12, 5:10, 10:10 Tue 12 Beginners (R) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 9 Bridesmaids (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:25, 2:15, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Mon-Thu 8 Sun 5:40 Buck (Not Rated) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:30, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 7:30, 10:20 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Mon-Thu 7:15, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 6:30, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11, 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8, 9:30, 10:45; 3D showtimes at 10:30, 11:45, 1:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:15, 8:45, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 10, 1, 4, 7, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:05 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Tue 1:40, 4:40, 7:40 Cars 2 (G) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:10, 4:30, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 1:55, 7:05 Charlotte’s Web (G) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Mon, Wed 10am Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue 11:30am ❋ Cowboys and Aliens (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm ❋ Friends with Benefits (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:15, 5, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 7, 9:40 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun, Tue-Thu 11, 12:25, 1:45, 3:15, 4:40, 6:10, 7:30, 8:55, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:10, 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Tue 1:50, 4:50, 7:50 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:20 SunThu 1:30, 4, 6:45

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13) ★★★★ Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 7, 10:10 Thu 12:30, 3:40, 7 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:10 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7:15, 10:10 MonThu 6:45, 9:50 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 10:50, 12:20, 1:50, 3:20, 4:50, 6:20, 7:45, 9:20, 10:40; 3D showtimes at 10:20, 11:35, 1:05, 2:35, 4:05, 5:35, 7, 8:35, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Tue 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1, 4, 7, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 12, 3, 6:10, 9:10 Horrible Bosses (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun, Tue-Thu 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:05, 12:30, 3, 5:25, 8, 10:25 Tue 12:30, 3, 5:25, 8, 10:25 Thu 12:30, 3, 5:25, 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 Sat 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 Sun 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 Mon-Wed 5:10, 7:30 Thu 4:35 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:20, 9:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30 Sun-Thu 2, 4:40, 7:15 Larry Crowne (PG-13) ★★ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 1:40, 6:55 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Mon-Thu 5:40 Sun 3:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am Midnight in Paris (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun, TueWed 11:30, 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:30 Thu 11:30, 1:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 7:55, 10:10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri, Mon, Tue, Thu 7 Sat-Sun 2:15, 7 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:10, 7, 9:15 Sun-Thu 1:45, 4:10, 7 Monte Carlo (2011) (PG) Century

Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:05, 4:20, 9:15 Page One: Inside the New York Times (R) Rafael Film Center: Sat-Sun 2:30 ❋ Renee Fleming Live with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 7 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 7 ❋ Ride in the Whirlwind (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Mon 7 ❋ Road to Nowhere (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Tue-Thu 6:30, 9 Sat 7:15 (director Monte Hellman in person) Sun 4:30, 9:10 Mon 9 ❋ The Shooting (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 4:30 (director Monte Hellman in person) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (PG13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun, Tue, Thu 11:15, 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 Wed 11:15, 1:50 Super 8 (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:45, 7:25, 10 Tabloid (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun. Wed-Thu 2:35, 7:40 Tue 2:35 ❋ Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Tue 7:30 Terri (Not Rated) ★★1/2 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 4:30, 9:15 SunTue, Thu 4:30 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 1:45, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 10:15, 5:10 The Tree of Life (PG-13) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: 5, 8 Sat-Sun 2, 5, 8 The Trip (Not Rated) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: 4:15 Sat-Sun 2:15 ❋ Two-Lane Blacktop (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 Winnie the Pooh (G) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:15, 1:10, 3:15, 5:15, 7:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:10, 12:05, 2, 4:05, 6 Zookeeper (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Wed 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:50

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

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

The great Warren Oates in ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ showing Sunday as part of the Rafael’s week-long tribute to cult filmmaker Monte Hellman. JULY 22 – JULY 28, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 27

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

F R I D AY J U LY 2 2 — F R I D AY J U LY 2 9 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

Roy Rogers gets down with the Delta this Friday at George’s.

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

Live music 07/22: Audrey Moira Shimkas Group Part of the Jazz and Blues by the Bay summer music series. Beatles, Paul Simon, Carole King, Sade, Joe Cocker tunes and jazz standards. 6:30-8pm. Free. Gabrielson Park, Downtown, Sausalito. 847-8331. 07/22: James Moseley Band Soul, blues, rock. 8:30-11pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 07/22: Lara Johnston Soulful vocalist. Daughter of Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston. 9-11:30pm. $20. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. 07/22: MoeTar and Rick Hardin Family friendly show. Original Bay Area progressive rock band. With singer/songwriter Rick Hardin. Presented by Marin Creative Space. 8-10pm. $10-20. Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse, 276 Buena Vista Ave., Mill Valley. 717-1038. 07/22: Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings Virtuoso slide guitar player and Grammy -winning producer Roy Rogers. 9pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 2260262. 07/22: Setchko, Meese and Finch With Paul Cicco, percussion. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 07/23: Albino! Afrobeat ensemble Awardwinning high-energy ten-piece group inspired by Nigerian musical revolutionary Fela Kuti.

Albino will give the skins a workout with an Afrobeat performance this Saturday at the Seafood Peddler.

9-11:45pm. $15-25. Palm Ballroom, Seafood Peddler, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. 07/23: Balkan Romani Night Serbian, Macedonian, Greek and Rajasthani Roma music with wild rhythms, soulful vocals and improvisation. 7-10pm. $25. Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. 07/23: Barry ‘the Fish’ Melton Band Rock. 8pm. $18-23. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075. 07/23: Blue Light River 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 07/23: Emily Bonn and the Vivants Americana swing. Part of the Mill Valley Public Library’s 100th birthday. Also performing are Steve Alter, Lorin Rowan and local ska band, The Edge. 2-4pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 07/23: English Beat With the Fixx. 8pm. $40-50. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. www. 07/23: Hapa Sound of Maui. Pan-Polynesian music. 8pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 07/23: Jimbo Trout and the Fish People 9pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311.

07/23: Mill Valley Library Centennial Birthday Party This incredibly beautiful library is turning 100 and will celebrate with a birthday picnic.

Open to the public, this free event will feature live acoustic music from Lorin Rowan and the Edge, Savannah Blue and others. 11am-4pm. Free. Old Mill Park, Throckmorton Ave. , Mill Valley. 389-4292.

07/23: San Geronimo Summer Music Festival Featuring New Monsoon and Cast of Clowns. Kid Zone, food, family friendly. 4-9pm. $5-25, under 3 free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. 07/23: Super Diamond Neil Diamond tribute. 9pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/23: Tim Hockenberry Singer/songwriter/ arranger. 9-11:30pm. $20. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600.

07/24: Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society Classic swing/jazz standards and original songs. 5-8pm. Free. 10 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 07/24: Michael L. Castle Solo acoustic blues, folk, slide guitar. 2-4pm. Free. HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 07/24: The Sun Kings Beatles tribute band. Barbecue on the lawn show. 4-7pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 07/24: West Coast Songwriters If you’re interested in managing a band or want to work for a record label, WCS can provide introductions to emerging bands, music industry folk and an inside look at the world of music. 6-8:30pm. $5. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. 07/26: Noel Jewkes Invitational jazz jam. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894.

07/26: The Funny Farmers with Vikki Lee Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 28 PACIFIC SUN JULY 22 - JULY 28, 2011

07/27: Natalie John with Jack Tone Riordan Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged, Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/28: Dale Polissar and Si Perkoff Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/28 Danny Click’s Texas Blues Night 9pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

07/28: Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines Blues. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894.

07/28: Salsa Thursday with Orquesta Borinquen Salsa dance band. 8pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/28:House Party Boogie Jump, rhythm and blues. Part of the MAGC Summer Concert Series. Outdoor music at the gazebo every Thursday. Farmers market (3-7pm) onsite provides further options for the evening. 5-7pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-5081. 07/29: Bill Champlin With the former lead singer for Chicago. Frobeck opens. 8:30-11pm. $20. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 07/29: The Atomic Duo String band from Austin, Texas. 8:30-11pm. Free. Hopmonk Tavern, 691 Broadway , Sonoma. (707) 935-9100. 07/29: Eddie Neon Band Blues 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 07/29 Steve Wolf and Teja Bell 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

07/29: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones Stones tribute band. 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

BEST BET La grande boucle, Marin style Who needs the Champs Élysées when you’ve got beer at Pizza Orgasmica as the final stage of your bike race? The TOUR DE MARIN takes place this Sunday, July 24, and is a 40-mile ride through some of the most scenic areas of Marin. Beginning and ending at Whole Foods in San Rafael, cyclists will head north along the new Lincoln Avenue Pathway, through Lucas Valley and on to Nicasio, where an “energizer station” awaits tired legs at the Nicasio Valley Cheese Company. From there it’s on through redwoods, horse stables and the Ross Valley—and then back through the new Cal Park Tunnel and on to San Rafael, where riders will celebrate the final stage of the Tour de France on the big screen at Pizza Orgasmica. Sponsored by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Whole Foods Market. All ride levels welcome. Registration is $40 with all proceeds going to MCBC’s efforts to open the Alto Tunnel to bicycles, which will complete Marin’s North/South Bicycle Greenway. Visit —Jason Walsh

struggle and gunplay. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat; 3 p.m. Sun. 8pm. $20-24. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 883-4498. Through 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, repertory performances and special events at website. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. Through 08/14:‘Table Manners’ Ross Valley Players presents part of the comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests” which follows a dysfunctional family around a house over a weekend. By playwright Alan Ackbourn. 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat.; 2 pm Sun. $15-25. Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

Comedy 07/22: Young Guns of Comedy Hosted by Sam Davidoff. With David Studebaker and Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh. 8pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 .

Art Fridays: DJ Jason Mitchell Late night DJ music and dancing. 10pm-1am. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Novato, 1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 713-6346.

Concerts 07/23: Antonio Iturrioz Piano. Works by Chopin, Schumann, Godowsky, Scriabin, Liszt, Sepos, Gottschalk and Weyland. 2:30-3:30pm. $10. First Congregational Church, 8 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

Theater/Auditions 07/22-24:‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Presented by the Stage Academy Marin’s Teen Theater Program. Set in 1930s Hollywood —a perfect backdrop for Shakespeare’s classic romance. 7:30 July 22-23; 2 pm July 24. $12. Caldwell Theater, Tam High School, 700 Miller Ave., Mil Valley. 444-6207.

07/23:‘Murder Me Always’ Murder mystery dinner theater. Every Saturday through August 27. 6:30-8:30pm. $44-68. San Rafael Joe’s, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 306-1202. 07/28-31:‘A Chorus Line’ Performed by young people from Marin County. Directed and choreographed by Marilyn Izdebski. Judy Wiesen, musical direction. 7:30-9:30pm. $12. Doherty Dr., Larkspur. 453-0199. 07/28-31:‘Urinetown: The Musical’ 142 Throckmorton Theatre’s youth program Marin Youth Performers 7:30pm July 28-29; 2pm July 30-31. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . THrough 07/24:‘Hairspray’ The Stapleton Theatre Company presents the hit Broadway musical, 7:30pm July 22-23; 1pm July 23-24. $20. Little Theater, Drake High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 454-5759. Through 07/31:‘The Petrified Forest’ Robert E. Sherwood’s classic drama tells a poignant social tale of longing, disillusionment, class

07/23: English Beat With the Fixx. 8 p.m. $40-50. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. www.

07/23: AWD Studio Clearance Sale Art Yard Sale with unique and affordable works of art, art supplies, art materials, art books and more. Bargain prices. 10am-5pm. Art Works Downtown, back patio, 1337 Fourth St , San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 04/01/2012: Gordon Cook Paintings, works on paper and sculpture. Depictions of the S.F. Bay, water tanks and domestic icons with a whimsical. Free. George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco. 397-9748. Through 07/28:‘Pressing Matters II’ Printmakers group exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. Through 07/31:‘Viewpoints’ Susan Schneider, new works. Free. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 .

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. 8680330. Through 08/05:‘Clay and Beyond’ Celebrates the use of 3-dimensional media as art. Works by Lauren Ari, Carol Fregoso, Gregg Jabbs, Tebby George and Margaret Moster. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119.

Through 08/05:‘Inadvertent Interlude’ Jason Sheldrick, new works influenced by spaces, either defined by something concrete like architectural elements, or something less tangible like fog. Free. Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, 1337 4th St., San Rafael. 250-8201.

Through 08/06: Marin Society of Artists ‘Open Fine Arts Show’ Juried group exhibition. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561.

Through 08/07: Gallery Route One Annual Artist Show “Outside the Lines.” Explores the Dennis Wilson and James Taylor are no match for Warren Oates, left, in the legendary ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ screening July 24 at the Rafael.

duty of the artist to go beyond the norm in seeking creative artistic solutions. Open daily, 11am to 5pm. Closed Tues. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1347.

Through 08/10:‘Proof is in the Puddin’: But Where’s the Puddin’?’ DoOlittle, Ted Babcock and Toddo T, recent works. Doomfield and Ananta Fiddle-Hooper, audio installation. Free. Backyard Boogie, 1609 Fourth St., San Rafael. 256-9483. Through 08/14:‘Equilibrium’ Summer group exhibition. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary , 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137.

Through 08/19: Recovery in Action Summer Art Show 2011 Group exhibition. 5-9pm. Free. Marin Fencing Academy, 827 Fourth St., San Rafael. 457-4554. Through 08/20:‘RE: Value’ Plexus Art Group mixed media exhibition on the many interpretations of the theme of “value”. To further explore the topic, approximately 1/3 of the artwork will be available for barter. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 148 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

Through 08/27:‘Tondos and Circular Images’ Claudia Chapline, paintings. 10am-4pm. Community Congregational Church, 145 Rockhill Dr., Tiburon. 868-2308.

Through 08/30:‘Black Power-Flower Power’ Rare and historically significant exhibition of photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones documenting the Black Power and Flower Power movements of the late 1960s. 9-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation , 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 666-2442. Through 08/31: Art in the Gallery George Draper, photographs. Noon. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. Through 10/15:‘Washed Ashore’ 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.

Talks/Lectures 07/22:‘Get LinkedIn to Sales’ Learn to apply classic lead generation techniques to LinkedIn and start getting perso nal referrals to your ideal clients. 7:30-10am. $20-40. McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 944-7459.

07/23: West End San Rafael Walking Tour Marin History Museum announces a specialty tour of the Forbes Addition/West End neighborhood of San Rafael. Reservations are strongly suggested, and may be made via email or phone. 10am-noon. $5-10; under 12 free. Marin History Museum’s Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 382-0770 ext. 7.

07/24: Twelve Centuries of Russian Jewry 1,200 years of Jewish life in Russia recalled, with Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew songs and personal remembrances. Light refreshments served. 3-5pm. $10 . Private residence, address provided with reservation, Tiburon. (510) 428-1492. 07/25: Gaza Flotilla Report Back Marin activist Regina Carey reports back from “Gaza Flotilla Two —Stay Human” and Israeli activist Dalit Baum talks bout “Who Profits from the Occupation.” 6:30-9:30pm. Free. San Rafael First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael. 505-8012. 07/27: Tam Valley Speaker Series Laura Ackley discusses “New Technologies at the PanamaPacific International Exposition.” The historian discusses a variety of new technologies at the 1915 exposition in San Francisco. 7pm. Free. Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. JULY 22 - JUNE 28, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 29

Rx: Restore, Revive, Relax, Repair Music, Dining, Dancing... Fun!


Raising the bar

Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings plus Bob Gordon & his All Star Review




Super Diamond -

The Ultimate Neil Diamond Experience [NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE]

Salsa Thursday with Avance Salsa Lesson from 8 - 9 pm with JAS

415-889-8836 Custom Yoga and Bodywork In your home or Mill Valley Spa.



The Unauthorized Rolling Stones


The Greg Scott Band plus AgapĂŠSoul [R&B/POP]





Wall Street â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A High-Energy Dance Party [DANCE PARTY]

842 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901 Tickets: (877) 568-2726 All shows 21 & over


West Coast Songwriters WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 7 PM

Philip Claypool & Friends THURSDAY, JULY 28, 8 PM

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about â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Brothers of Baker Street.â&#x20AC;? 2pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/24: Survivor Story Book reading and reception for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disrupted: on Fighting Death & Keeping Faith.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 07/26: Traveling Poetry Show Reading With Joan Baranow, Maggie Morely, Carol Sheldon, Alice Palmer Thomas, Diane K. Martin and Sim Warkov. Hosted by Kirsten Neff. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292. 07/27: Deborah Harkness The author presents her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Discovery of Witches.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/27: Evening with Mystery Writers With Rita Lakin (Getting Old Can Kill You), Camille Minichino (The Square Root of Murder), Juliet Blackwell (Hexes and Hemlines), and Sophie Littlefield (A Bad Day for Scandal). 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/28: Brian Murphy and Brad Mangin Writer Brian Murphy and photographer Brad Mangin talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worth the Wait,â&#x20AC;? a treasury of images and memories of the San Francisco Giants 2010 season. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

07/28: Saving the Hawaiian False Killer Whales SF Bay American Cetacean Society presents Dr. Chris Pincetich of Turtle Island Restoration Network speaking on efforts to save the Hawaiian insular population of false killer whales from extinction. 7-9 m. Free. Sausalito Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 828-5743. explore ruins of some of the oldest cities in the world with host Clark Kotula. 7-8pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francisc Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 457-5629.

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07/23: Michael Robertson Robertson talks

Demo illustrating the properties of healthy water: alkalinity, micro-clustering and ionization. Learn about filtration and affordable water systems for your home. 7-8pm. Free. Cafe Gratitude , 2200 Fourth St., San Rafael. 250-9455.


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07/28: Is your drinking water healthy?

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Film Events 07/22: Film Night in the Park Film Noir gem â&#x20AC;&#x153;Double Indemnityâ&#x20AC;? stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck tangled in a web of murder and insurance fraud. 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 272-2756.

07/23: Gregg Hurwitz and Robert Dugoni

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Hurwitz discusses his thriller â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Next.â&#x20AC;? Dugoni talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Murder One.â&#x20AC;? 3pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Shootingâ&#x20AC;? with filmmaker Monte Hellman in person. 7pm July 24 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two-Lane Blacktop.â&#x20AC;? 7pm July 25 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride in the Whirlwind.â&#x20AC;? 4:30pm. $10.25. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth

BEST BET 100 Years of read-itude Readers of all ages revel daily in the comfort of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many wonderful libraries. One of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finestâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Mill Valley Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;was born in 1911 with a modest collection of approximately 750 books, almost as many books as there were residents in the small town. Since then, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s served as a centerpiece of the community. After expansions and a rapidly growing volume of reading material, the library moved in the 1960s to its The Mill Valley Library premiered the same year as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ethan Frome,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Lair of the White Worm,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Phantom of the current bucolic location by the Opera,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Under Western Skiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Secret Garden.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; redwoods at Old Mill Park. Now celebrating 100 official years as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go-to spot for booksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and so much moreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the library invites the community for an afternoon of old-timey music, food, old-fashioned games and even slices of birthday cake. The festive PICNIC IN THE OLD MILL PARK takes place this Saturday, July 23, from 11am-4pm. Old Mill Park, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. Free. 415/389-4292.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dani Burlison

St., San Rafael. 454-1222. 07/23: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Road to Nowhereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; With filmmaker Monte Hellman in person. (122 min.) 7pm. $10.25. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael,. 454-1222. 07/23: Film Night in the Park A tough US Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s murderer in â&#x20AC;&#x153;True Grit.â&#x20AC;? 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756.

07/23: Met Opera Summer Encore Series Presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Toscaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Puccini. 10am. $10-15. The Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia, Larkspur . 924-5111. 07/29: Film Night in the Park Baby gets her groove on with her summer campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dreamy dance instructor in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dirty Dancing.â&#x20AC;? 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756.

Community Events (Misc.) 07/22 Feast of Mary Magdalene Celebration with ordained Magdalene priestesses and sound healers. 7:30-10pm. $15-20. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 924-5483. 07/22: Picnics on the Plaza in San Anselmo Fun summer evening featuring live music and kids activities. Bring a picnic. Through August 26. 5-8pm. Free San Anselmo Town Hall, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 258-4661. 07/23: Bee-Keeping for Beginners Preregistration required. Email communityed@ 9:30am-12:30pm. $25. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 455-9114 . 07/23: Paw Prints Dog Walkathon Benefit dog walk-a-thon for the Marin Humane Society. Register online and receive your own fundraising webpage to help spread the word and raise money for the shelter animals. 9am-1pm. $25 registration fee. McInnis Park, San Rafael. 5066208. default.asp?ievent=482318# 07/23: Point Reyes Farmers Market Pur-


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07/23: Stinson Beach Preschool Flea Market Rent a table, sell your stuff or come and shop. 7am-2pm. $25-35 per table Stinson Beach Village Green, Highway 1, Stinson Beach. 5057099.

07/24: Lifehouse Summer Safari Picnic Afternoon of sunshine, fun and food from Big Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barbecue. Noon-3pm. $8. Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 472-2373. 07/24: Marin OysterFest Fundraiser Join oyster lovers for this event where proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay. Door prizes for those attending. Pre-sold tickets only. 3-7pm. $35. Dunphy Park, Bridgeway & Napa St., Sausalito. 331-0100. 07/24: Tour de Marin MCBC and Whole Foods Market present Tour de Marin. All classes of cyclists welcome. Well supported forty mile ride through scenic Marin. $40-includes t-shirt, food, goodie bag and more. 9am-1pm. $40. Whole Foods Market , 340 Third St., San Rafael. 272-2756. 07/26: 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.

07/26: Marin Orchid Society - Orchids 101 An opportunity to learn the basics of growing orchids. With several presentations including a beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide to easy growing orchids. 6:30pm. Free. San Rafael Corporate Center, Tamalpais Room, 750 Lindaro St., San Rafael. 457-0836. 07/26: New Moms Support Group Drop in, weigh baby, get to know other moms, relax and share experiences. Facilitated by Newborn expert Georgia Montgomery. Help with feeding, sleep and balancing your busy lives. 11am-12:30pm Donation. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308.

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07/27: Mingle at MAGC - British Invasion Drinks, food and live music. Meet and converse with young professionals at these monthly cocktail parties in a relaxed setting. Cocktails, beer and wine sold to benefit MAGC. 5-8pm. Donation. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-5081. Fridays: Food Truck Crush Gourmet mobile food trucks and live music. Through Sept 30. 4-8pm. Larkspur Ferry Terminal, 101 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd. , Larkspur. 259-7263. Fridays: Senior Yoga with Kelly Enjoy an hour of yoga.Gain and maintain balance, strength and flexibility of both body and mind. Previous experience not necessary. Modification poses available. Bring water and a mat if you have. 3-4pm. $3 per class. Whistlestop Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062.

Through 10/29: Marin Open Garden Project Community Veggie Exchange Bring the excess from your garden to exchange with other gardeners. Mill Valley: 10-11am Saturdays at Volunteer Park, Evergreen and Melrose, Homestead Valley, Mill Valley. Novato: 9-10am Saturdays at the School District Lawn, 7th & Grant, Novato. Mill Valley: 9:30-10:30am Saturday at Boyle Park, 11 East Dr., Mill Valley. San Rafael: 9:30-10:30am Saturdays at Sun Valley Park, K & Solano St., San Rafael. San Anselmo: 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Town Hall Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. Free. 419-4941.

Kid Stuff 07/22: Summer Sunset Concerts: Enzo Garcia Enzo is a one-man band, playing cool instruments like the 5-string banjo, accordion, harmonica, musical saw and the unique enzotar. 5-7pm. $5-10. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 07/24: Kids NIght Pizza party with music, video games, movie and art and crafts projects for kids. 5pm. $10-16, includes dinner. Ghiringhelli’s, 1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 878-4977.

07/26-27: Little Music Circle for Toddlers Small instruments, bubbles, songs, movement, bubbles and laughter. Music is live, classes are ongoing and drop ins are welcome. 10:1510:45am. $10, drop in. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. 07/26: Read to a Dog Bring a book of your choice and read to specially trained dogs from the Marin Humane Society. Open to anyone under 13 who can read. 3-4pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121.

07/27: 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. 07/27: Tam Valley Origami Through 08/24.

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 & ages welcome. Co-ed. 2-3 p.m. Free The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Rd., Mill Valley. 388-6393. 07/27: 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. 07/28: Wildlife Associates Meet a grey fox, golden eagle and other wild animals. Learn about the fascinating world of predators and their prey. 4-5pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. 07/29: Parent’s Night Out Drop the kids off then they will create a fresh, healthy dinner for themselves. 5-9pm. $60. In The Kitchen Culinary, 300 Turney St., Sausalito. 331-8766. 07/29: Radio Nachi Presents With the Fork Table String Band, Solshine, TSA, Satellites Don’t Blink with special guests Sharky Coast. All ages. Come support the youth community and jam to good local tunes . 7:30pm. $7-10. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1075. Through 07/23:‘Grease’ Marilyn Izdebski Young Performners Musical Theater production. 7:30-9:30pm. $12. Little Theater, Redwood High School, Doherty Dr., Larkspur. 453-0199.

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 by puppeteers, magicians, storytellers and world musicians. 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 course. This new exhibition will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead your family on a fun, interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Free with museum admission Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900.

Support Groups Fridays: Caregiver Support Group An ongoing support group provided by Senior Access for families and friends taking care of older adults with memory loss, dementia, or chronic illness. 11am12:30pm. 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. 11am12:15pm. Free. Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Ave., Mill Valley. 846-0026. ✹

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) The mushy Moon in your sign Thursday and Friday brings your looniest emotions to the surface. This could mean anything from declaring your feelings via a YouTube video to dancing with wild abandon on a subway platform during rush hour. On Saturday, the spotlighting Sun makes his dramatic entrance into your house of romance and creativity. The desire to express your love and talent continues for the next month. You only need a fearless dancing partner... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Sometimes people come back into your life for a reason. During the next four weeks, it’s likely that you’ll encounter someone who was once a big part of your history. No matter how the relationship ended, you are being given a chance to reconnect. Stubborn grudges fade away to be replaced with a new appreciation of why you got together in the first place. Old flames die hard... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) In spite of your reputation for being capricious and lighthearted, you actually can be quite the worrier. Since this particular weakness doesn’t really strike until July 28, you should let yourself be playful this week while the planets are still bringing out the kid in you. In fact, Monday and Tuesday are the top of your lunar cycle. Laugh, love and live it up. You can pay the piper next week. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Your birthday cycle winds up with fiery excitement on Thursday and Friday; so don’t put away your party hat too early. Your ruler (the capricious Moon) occupies the rambunctious sign of Aries, making you fearless, flirtatious, and fabulous. On Saturday, the Flamboyant Sun moves out of your sign, but seductive Venus remains with you. So, you may not be strutting around like a peacock, but you will still be one sexy crab. LEO (July 22 - August 22) There is much to like about this week. Thursday and Friday are great days to try out your foreign language skills with the attractive French waitperson at your local bistro. The fun really begins Saturday, when the brilliant Sun (your ruler) moves into your sign in celebration of your zodiac cycle. Some signs may want to downplay their birthday, but not you. You’ll take your fame wherever and whenever—preferably with flattering candlelight and expensive champagne. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) With both the desirous Moon and expansive Jupiter in your travel house, this is one weekend when staying home will not be satisfying—unless your home is an RV you can drive to a completely new location far, far away. Meantime, your ruler (curious Mercury) spends his last week in your house of imagination. Not only will this make you fantastically creative, it can also bring vivid dreams worthy of your next screenplay. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) As your ruler (Venus) finishes up her visit through the compassionate sign of Cancer, you have one final week to show your friends, lover and co-workers just how understanding you really are. Usually, when confronted with someone else’s problem, you attempt to logically sort it out for them. This week instead of pointing out both sides of the story, offer your shoulder for crying on. Or, both shoulders if that makes you feel more balanced... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Much is said about your modern ruler (intense Pluto) and how this planet influences your behavior. However, your ancient ruler (lively Mars) should be considered as well. Right now Mars is in the changeable sign of flexible Gemini; because of this, you are not as compulsive about doing things a certain way. This not only improves your professional reputation, it can also enhance your intimate performance. Must be all that extra flexibility... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) As one who is always looking for a new, distant horizon, you often regret having your ruler (wandering Jupiter) in the stick-to-thefamiliar sign of Taurus. You are expected to work hard at solidifying the routines in your life. Many of you consider this rather disheartening. But you should think of this as your chance to accumulate enough wealth to give you endless options for your next major trip. Those tickets are not cheap, you know. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) The luscious Moon has grand plans for you this weekend. This may include romantic adventures, outdoor concerts, art festivals and/or a getaway to a luxury resort. Meanwhile, the hot summer sun moves into your house of mystery and sexuality, giving you a great excuse to find a private place to go skinny-dipping with your sweetie. If you happen to be a politician, you may want to make that really, really private...

SHAMPOOCH LLC., 223 CALEDONIA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127233 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EMF CLEANSWEEP; SPORTSMIND, 861 DEL GANADO RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: PHILIP HALLSTEIN, 861 DEL GANADO RD., 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 February 22, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127122 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NUTRITION SOLUTION, 110 LOCHINVAR RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BARBARA LISS, 110 LOCHINVAR RD., 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on July 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127207 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EMBRACE YOGA, 600 MANUEL T. FREITAS PKWY., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: AMANDA MOUNT, 33 SERRA 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 September 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 29, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127300 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BV SMOG, 700 TAMALPAIS DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: BV PETROLEUM INC., 33261 FALCON DR., FREMONT, CA 94555. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 13, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127307 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MISS NICKY’S PRESCHOOL, 360 NOVA ALBIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: NOVATO ENRICHMENT CARE INC., 360 NOVA ALBIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 July 14, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127322 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SKINSATIONS SKINCARE, 858 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945: NICOLE M. MOSTAGHAL, 62 FRANCIS CIR., ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 18, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 15,

2011. (Publication Dates: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127106 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DYNAMIC HEALTH & FITNESS, 450 E STRAWBERRY DR. #11, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SUKI MUNSELL PHD, 450 E STRAWBERRY DR. #11, 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 15, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2011)

997 All Other Legals SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 204609. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): MARTINA SCHMITZ-BENNETT: 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 (, 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. 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) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1103350. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SERGEY PAVELOVICH NIKEYENKOV filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SERGEY PAVELOVICH NIKEYENKOV to SERGEY PAVELOVICH HANUKOVICH. 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: August 18, 2011, 8:30AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 7, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011) SUMMONS - UNIFORM PARENTAGE PETITION FOR CUSTODY AND SUPPORT Case Number: FL - 1102723 (Numero del Caso) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso al Demandado): ALEJANDRO ARELLANO. YOU ARE BEING SUED (A usted le estan demandando) PETITIONER’S NAME IS (EL NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE ES) MARIBEL JIMENEZ. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response to Petition to Establish Parental Relationship (form FL-220) or Response to Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children (form FL-270) at the court and serve a copy 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 custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Usted tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS despues de recibir oficialmente esta citacion judicial y peticion, para completar y presentar su formulario de Respuesta (Reponse form FL-220) ante la corte. Una carta o una liamada telefonica no le ofreceri proteccion. Si usted no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede expedir ordenes que afecten la custadia de sus hijos ordenen que usted pague mantencion, honorarios de abogado y las costas. Si no puede pagar las costas por la presentacion de la demanda, pida al actuario de la corte que le de un formulario de exoneracion de las mismas (Waiver of Court Fees and Costs). Si desea obtener consejo legal, comuniquese de inmediato con un abogado NOTICE: The restraining order on the back is effective against both mother and father until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of it. AVISO: Las prohibiciones judciales que aparecen al reverso de esta citacion son efectivas para ambos conyuges, madre el esposo como la esposa, hasta que la peticion sea rechazada, se dicte una decision final o la corte expida instrucciones adicionales. Dichas prohibiciones pueden hacerse cumpliren cualquier parte de California por cualquier agente del Orden publico que las haya recibido o que haya visto una copia de ellas. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA - COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE P.O. BOX 4988, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4164. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado es): MARIBEL JIMENEZ, 41 WHARF CIRCLE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; (415) 261-1620. Date (Fecha): May 31, 2011. Kim Turner Clerk (Actuario), R.Smith, Deputy. (Pacific Sun July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011)

AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Mars can be a source of energetic fun or irritation, depending on his current location. Lucky for you, he is in the right place at the right time. As the one in charge of your house of self-expression for the next few weeks, he’s making sure that you come off as confident, sexy and creative. As of Saturday, your sweetie is in a very friendly mood, which ties in nicely with whatever activities Mars initiates. Don’t you just love it when the stars get it right?


PISCES (February 18 - March 19) The vain Sun moves into your house of physical fitness on Saturday—motivating you to get into better shape while the days are still long enough to swim after work rather than join friends for drinks on the patio of the local cantina. If you’re really clever, you can go swimming and still make it in time for the last round. Who cares if you arrive with wet hair? The main thing is you’ve already burned off the calories. ✹

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This session will include a guide on how to use our personalized matching services to find the volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule and passion. Volunteer opportunities include flexible one-day projects, skilled-based and nonprofit board service, disaster preparedness, and ongoing opportunities with over partner organizations. Come learn, share your experiences and meet your community!

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The Freedom School Summer Enrichment Program is looking for a few volunteers with a passion for children’s tales to come in during their two week summer program and read to underserved children on July 22, 25, 26, and 28. The Hannah Project for Academic Achievement is a community-based college and career preparatory program that engages a variety of youth serving organizations.

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Come out for a day on the creek to help restore habitat for the endangered coho salmon! One of the best things we can do for the salmon is provide them with a healthy habitat. This means removing harmful invasive non-native species and planting native plants that will provide shade for cool water, food for the salmon and promote healthy soil filtration. Tools and training are provided. Bring layered clothing, sturdy shoes, water, and a lunch or snacks. Project occurs every Saturday at Lagunitas Creek from 10am-2pm.

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Hundreds of nonprofit organizations work hard to make our community a healthier, happier place. But they can’t do it without you. They need willing volunteers and donations of money or usable goods to fuel their efforts. The Pacific Sun publicizes volunteer opportunities and the “wish lists” of worthy North Bay organizations on an ongoing basis, working with the Volunteer Center of Marin. We hope our readers will scan the list regularly and find a match between their personal interests and the very real need that’s out there.


My boyfriend of two years isn’t overtly weird; he’s actually a really nice, normal guy, but he has this “hobby” of going for walks totally naked. We live in Vermont, where this is actually legal. I tell him that women find this upsetting, but he is really turned on by being seen naked by them and has no intention of stopping. Also, he can’t get aroused with me unless he’s been on one of his walks. He says that when he doesn’t have a girlfriend, he masturbates while walking, but because he has me, he doesn’t. Should his nudism bother me? It really doesn’t, but I wonder if it should.—Naked Dude’s Girlfriend


I’m always kind of amazed when people write me about how their partner’s “really great”—except for this one little thing. Your boyfriend, for instance, is “a really nice, normal guy” except for how he’s a sex offender. “Dinner’s almost ready, hon,” you call to him. “I won’t be long,” he calls back. “Just taking a quick walk around the block to go scare a few little girls with my wang.” Sure, people should do what pleases them sexually—if they’re doing it with other consenting adults. Leaving the house without a blindfold shouldn’t be considered a form of consent. Most of Vermont is clothing-optional. (One town passed a law against it, and I’m guessing there are signs reading “no pants, no shoes, no service.”) But because it’s legal to take your meat out for a bobble in front of the ice cream store doesn’t mean it’s right to force other people to look at it. On a lesser note, the same goes for nose picking, which is legal in Canada, the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. Also, what’s legal in Vermont is nudism (going naked), not lewdism (going naked with a sexual intent), which is why the latter comes with a maximum of five fully clothed years in a Vermont prison. A sexual oddity becomes a psychiatric disorder called paraphilia when somebody can’t get off without it and is intensely compelled to engage in it... say, to the point where he’s risking jail time. Sex researchers Masters, Johnson and Kolodny write in Heterosexuality that though paraphilias play out sexually, the preoccupation isn’t the pursuit of pleasure but fleeing from psychic pain, as with “compulsive handwashing or the person who must constantly line up all the jars and boxes in the pantry into neat, perfect rows.” Unfortunately, though there’s been some success in treatment with therapy and antidepressants, they find that getting somebody to give up “what he or she deems to be a source of his or her most intense pleasure is likely to be fraught with problems.” The question isn’t should you be bothered, but why aren’t you? Your boyfriend isn’t playing nude volleyball on weekends. He’s playing stroke the salami while strolling the neighborhood. Oh, right, he doesn’t do that while in a relationship—because his compulsion is fitted with a handy on-off switch? Ask yourself what compels you to stay with a guy who commits sex crimes every time he takes a walk. How much of your life is twisted around enabling him and convincing yourself you have a great boyfriend—even as you hear the faint screams of the little old lady down the street? Every relationship has its issues, and many women complain that their man isn’t that present during sex. Then again, that’s usually because they suspect he’s fantasizing about his hot co-worker, not because they’re waiting for him to come back from traumatizing the coffee klatsch.


How long should a guy wait to call a girl after the first date? One friend waits a week. A female friend said this annoys girls and a guy should call the next day. This contradicts the old “three-day rule.” What is the right timing?—Confused


I like the 30-year rule: “Hello, Tammy, you might not remember me, but I took you out for drinks in 1981.” Nothing tells a woman you aren’t desperate for her company like taking three decades to call her. That’s the point of all of these rules— for a guy to not seem desperate. A guy who isn’t probably doesn’t call at 9:01 the next morning, but he doesn’t sit on his phone for three days like he’s waiting for it to hatch. He might text the woman the next afternoon, saying he had a great time and he’ll call soon. Curb your desperation by asking lots of women out (so you won’t fixate on one) and just hope some stick. Convey confidence by letting your interest guide when you call. Develop confidence and you could charm a woman by breaking the three-second rule—calling her before she’s even had a chance to get into her car. ✹

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Section 1 of the July 22, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly

Pacific Sun Weekly 07.22.2011 - Section1  

Section 1 of the July 22, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly