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›› LETTERS You vote yes, I vote no... let’s call the whole thing off! As former San Anselmo Councilmember Peter Breen wrote in last month’s Upfront story about Mayor Ford Greene [“Going Rogue—Mayoral Style,” July 22], “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.” But “item 3” on the Transportation Authority of Marin’s meeting agenda was: Recommendation from TAM Board Staff is “Consider Potential Rescission of June 23 Vote of Approval to Program Funds to SMART with Certain Conditions.” The only way that Mayor Ford Greene could have voted in favor of allocating the $8 million to SMART after receiving “orders” from the San Anselmo Town Council is by voting “yes” for the rescission. Then the Board would have had to reconsider the action to allocate the $8 million under agenda item #4. Since the TAM Board majority denied rescission Mayor Greene was obstructed from acting according to the will of his council subjects and therefore cannot be censured for his actions. Councilmembers Thornton, McInerney,

Kroot, and Coleman deserve censure from the taxpayers for being mindlessly myopic regarding the critical fiscal challenges from which SMART derives its stupid. Next time San Anselmo Council attempts to set up Ford Greene, they should make sure their shoes are on the correct feet. It is called leadership, Peter Breen. Ford Greene has the capacity and all you have is a ride-along political pollywog named Tom. The wayward direction of democracy is a point made by me at the July TAM Board meeting. When decisions are made, especially decisions in which a Council appropriates taxpayer dollars on what has become a fiscal jeopardy (SMART), who is the majority? Voters or the elected representatives? As a process moves forward over years, it is unreasonable that any politician will claim voter’s initial support as a wholehearted assurance that that same level of voter support remains (Peter Breen describes Councilmember Barbara Thornton as such a politician). The manner in which County Counsel and Chair Kinsey arranged the TAM agenda made possible that the fix was in for the $8 million funding for SMART. Peter Breen obviously does not consider their action aberrant behavior in government.

›› TOWNSQUARE

TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Sales tax on ballot: Fairfax ‘yay, San Anselmo ‘nay’ Separate plans by the towns of Fairfax and San Anselmo to put a half-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot went in separate directions—as the Fairfax Town Council unanimou... Alcohol watchdog group has new name Marin’s homegrown alcohol watchdog group is toasting—in a very responsible and moderate way, we add—its new name and rebranding as “Alcohol Justice.” Read the ful... Hero and Zero HERO: A coalition of campers captured an alleged child molester last weekend at Dillon Beach and restrained him with zip ties until the Marin County Sheriff’s deput...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com someone’s yes vote meant “opposed” or if a no vote meant “approve,” and simply made it clear who on the San Anselmo Town Council didn’t want TAM to fund $8 million toward SMART (Greene) and who did (the other four councilmembers). Therefore, as Breen pointed out, Greene’s eventual vote was not in line with what he and the council had consented upon.]

Barium heads in the sand

Lynn Scott, Forest Knolls

Louise L. Mathews, San Anselmo

[Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Louise! We’re always thankful when readers bring to our attention any inaccuracy in our reporting. This, however, is not one of those times. Whenever votes occur in which rescinding or recalling or repealing previous votes is the matter at hand, it’s easy to misrepresent whether “yes” and “no” votes are supporting abrogation or supporting the original vote. Recognizing the likelihood of this type of confusion in such a story, Breen avoided the details of whether

tornados, around the world. It is slowgrowing knowledge. People are loath to believe that our government would do this to its own people, but “our government,” the one that is snarling among itself in D.C., is not the hidden one that truly has been running the world economy for years. It keeps us timid in fear. When will we stand up and shout “we’ve had enough and are mad as hell”? Maybe when our Social Security and Medicare are faint shadows.

Lives, without a net

Airplane ‘trails’: Either harmless vapor, or an insidious governmental conspiracy to control the weather or the populace... or both...

I’ve been around a long time, watching the world turn to “green” and now to aluminum dusting of our California coast and most of the rest of the world. I no longer can read such an article [“Crazy from the Heat,” July 15] that does not mention the mass of verifiable Internet info about whoever is “stitching the sky” with chemtrails and causing us to have endless winter, sudden very hot summer moments, much fog, and no growing tomatoes. Yes, there certainly is man-made pollution affecting our weather. Yes, nature is doing its primordial business with weather, AND yes, the military/industry world is dropping onto its people aluminum and barium crystals that are causing crops to fail and die, and who knows what damage to frail folks and children who are imbibing this deadly combo. Does the Pacific Sun have the courage to put out a researched piece on this? And even to add HAARP to its column. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, the radio-magnetic grouping of antennas in Alaska that can bounce rays off our weakened ozone layer and change the weather, even cause earthquakes and

I want to support Steve Boyer’s comments [“The 90 Percent Solution,” July 1] about Peter Seidman’s story on the Housing First initiative. [“Putting the ‘Home’ in Homeless,” June 17]. The tendency these days seems to be to think “strategically.” This is an admirable approach as long as the “tactical” issues are dealt with as well. The vast majority of homeless people need safety net services on a daily basis. If people can be moved into permanent housing effectively, that should be the goal. But in a county where the costs of housing rise to the top as the greatest barrier to family or personal economic progress, this goal just isn’t realistic. Dick McKee, San Rafael

Actually, it’s ‘Hero&Zero,’ sort of a rhymey thing... To Nikki Silverstein, who writes “Hero&Loser...” I suggest all the Marin County sewer districts to be the losers this week. They do not care that they have an unethical and immoral rate structure that charges a 300-square-foot studio the same flat fee as a 6,000-square-foot McMansion. When I complained to them they told me to raise my tenants’ rents to cover the increase in costs. The cost is now $90-amonth per apartment, regardless of use. In the current crisis of affordable housing they are forcing rents to go up to subsidize large dwellings and large users. They are arrogant and do not care about the inequity of it and the social injustice they have created. Landlord Myra, Marin

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Mill Valley gets streetwise New Miller Avenue plan more precise—in all the right ways by Peter Seidman

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hen the Mill Valley City Council unanimously approved a plan to implement major improvements to Miller Avenue, councilmembers put a temporary cap on a controversy that has simmered—and sometimes boiled—for decades. The approval of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan has met widespread acceptance in the community, but that cap on the controversy could blow when the city tackles its general plan and housing element updates, a process that will begin soon. The unanimous approval of the plan came about after a virtual revolt by residents a few years ago sunk the Miller Avenue Precise Plan. The city touched a third rail when it tried to proceed with a grand vision that included everything from overhauling the street to altering zoning to encourage mixeduse development and affordable housing. City Councilman Andy Berman has served on the council since 2005, and before that he was on the city’s planning commission. People had long talked about what to do with Miller, notes Berman. The central idea focused on bringing Miller, an old railroad route, into some semblance of modernity. “Back in the 1960s and 1970s, when they started to look at design,” says Berman, “the only people who rode bikes were people under the age of 12. Now people ride bikes and they walk.” Just that change in transpor-

tation made the old vision anachronistic. The Streetscape Plan transforms Miller into a modern arterial that supports multimodal transportation and “smart” development along a transportation corridor. It covers an overhaul of Miller from Sunnyside Avenue in downtown all the way to Almonte Boulevard, near Tamalpais High School. It calls for bike lanes 5- to 6-feet wide and a buffer space between bike lanes and traffic. The plan also envisions wider sidewalks and upgraded crosswalks that will make walking more enjoyable and safer. The plan calls for relocated bus stops to make using public transit easier as well as landscaping along the street and a dedication to preserving the views cherished in the community. The plan is a broad outline, a master plan, and the city must hammer out many of the details—and cost estimates—as design and engineering studies get under way for the five sections of Miller that the plan envisions. The city will embark on the project in phases. Various estimates about the cost of the improvements along the approximately two-mile stretch are floating around, ranging from around $12 million to around $18 million. Part of the cost, about $9 million, will come from funds generated by Measure A, the half-cent sales tax measure Marin voters approved in 2004. The city will look for other funding sources as it proceeds with the plan. Considering the high decibel level 10 >

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by Jason Walsh

Good Earth goes native When Good Earth Natural Foods broke ground on its new location it never dreamed it was breaking American Indian burial ground. Good Earth’s new location at 720 Center Boulevard in Fairfax was recently identified as a potential “prehistoric archaeological site,” according to spokespersons for the popular health food store. According to Good Earth officials, as work on the project got under way in June at the site of the defunct Albertsons building, workers discovered midden and shell fragments in the utility trenches dug inside the building. Midden is dark-colored soil containing waste products associated with past human occupation and can contain archaeological material such as shells, animal bones and charcoal. Then in July, four fragments of bone recovered during soil tests were identified as human: a nickel-sized fragment of a human cranium, a long bone fragment and two other small fragments. No articulated or complete skeletons have been found. After the findings were identified, the county sheriff-coroner was notified, as were the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria who are, according to the state Native American Heritage Commission, the “most likely descendants” of the site’s native occupants. According to Graton Rancheria protocol, human remains, if found, should not be photographed but can be drawn, and any remains found will be reburied by Graton Rancheria somewhere on site—in a place determined by the tribe—that will remain undisturbed. Town officials and building owner Fairfax Center Properties, along with Good Earth, its project managers and the Graton Rancheria tribe, have developed a “mitigation and monitoring” plan to monitor any impacts on the site caused by the current reconstruction of the building. Archaeological consulting firm Pacific Legacy will be on site monitoring, as well. The Albertsons store, originally a Lucky’s, was built in 1959 and project coordinators believe the native site to have been damaged over decades of development. In most of the trenches, for instance, the midden is mixed with concrete, sand and gravel most likely deposited during the building’s original construction. While only a small portion of the site is visible, say officials from Good Earth, it’s most likely remnants of a larger shellmound, which were common along the bay shore and interior drainages as habitation and food processing sites. Due to slow-downs associated with such findings, Good Earth is pushing backs its plans to open the new store to January 2012. Cheating IRS, not so EZ... For those who think a little fudging on their income taxes every year is no big deal, try asking San Rafael resident Jack Aaron Nissim. He was sentenced 10

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by Howard Rachelson

1. Marin County’s first Spanish settlement, Mission San Rafael Arcangel, was established in San Rafael in what year ending in 7? 2. What continent has a population of about 4,000 in summer and about 1,000 in winter? 3. Mosquitoes prefer to bite which of the following: a. men b. women c. both equally 4. In what year was the Berlin Wall erected, and in what year was it knocked down? 5. Can you name three Major League Baseball teams whose city location and team name begin with the same letter? 6. The object named “La Liberte eclairant le monde” or “Liberty Enlightening the World” is better known as what? 7. Pictured below: Identify the movies these actresses won Best Supporting Actress Oscars for:

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7a. 2008 Penelope Cruz 7c 7b. 1987 Olympia Dukakis 7c. 1979 Meryl Streep 7d. 1939 Hattie McDaniel 8. Which planet is named after the Roman 7d god of war? 9. In which sporting goods store do employees dress in black-and-white referee shirts? 10. For how many years did Arnold Schwarzenegger serve as governor of California? BONUS QUESTION: Prized as a food delicacy in many European Mediterranean diets, what kind of subterranean fungus, often harvested by trained pigs or dogs, has been called “the diamond of the kitchen”? Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to howard1@triviacafe. com; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit!

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▼ Someone sunk to the depth of ▲Dennis Gilardi, a fourth generation Larkspur resident, is our dog depravity by stealing Skippy’s Hero of the Week. A remarkable statue from the Humane Society man, Mr. Gilardi has been a hero dog park in Novato. Skippy’s guardians helped fund the to many Marinites park, giving them the for decades. Just last opportunity to erect a week, the San Franstatue of their beloved cisco Business times Jack Russell terrier. named him the VolFourteen-year-old Skippy was a unteer Health Care Hero of the therapy dog that brought smiles Year for his work with Hospice to the faces of hospital patients By The Bay. Not only has Mr. and children with disabilities. A Gilardi volunteered with Hossweet pooch with special skills, pice almost since its inception sadly, Skippy passed away three in the late ’70s, but he has also weeks ago. Merely days later, his taken on leadership roles with Dennis Gilardi, hospice hero. bronze likeness was dognapped. the Ross Valley Paramedic Association, the Interfaith Housing Foundation, For his “parents,” it added insult to injury. Life House and the Larkspur Association Zero, please return the statue. Skippy deof Volunteer Firefighters. Congratulations, serves his honor and those who loved him neighbor. You’re making Marin a better place deserve to know his statue is resting in its rightful home.—Nikki Silverstein for all of us.

›› THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, AUG. 5 Bones When human remains are discovered on the Jersey Shore, detectives have to break the painful news to the families that it wasn’t Snooki or the Situation. Fox. 8pm. 17 Again A 37-year-old man is transformed into a teenager again with a chance to avoid the mistakes of his youth. But he spends most of his time texting and gets nothing done. (2009) TBS. 8pm. The Two Towers This is the middle film in the trilogy, where the characters catch up on chores at home. (2002) TNT. 8pm. The Tonight Show An appearance by Dennis Rodman reminds us why we can never let our guard down. NBC. 11:35pm.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9 America’s Got Talent Tonight’s entertainment is all acts from YouTube. We think the Dramatic Chipmunk has a future as a game show host. NBC. 9pm. Take the Money and Run Tonight it’s a married couple hiding the briefcase of cash from investigators. They SATURDAY, AUG. 6 I should hide it in their Love Lucy Marathon bed. Nothing happens A nonstop parade of there. ABC. 9pm. favorite episodes includCelebrity Rehab with ing the one where Lucy Dr. Drew The patients’ tries to get a spot on families visit. This is Ricky’s show, the one always an awkward where she and Ethel go moment in rehab on a Thelma and Louise facilities. Patients often crime spree and the one They’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do... Saturday, relapse, just so they can where she reports Ricky’s all day. stay longer. VH1. 9pm. bandmates to the McCaLate Show with David Letterman And rthy committee. Hallmark Channel. All Day. Eddie Vedder was probably rooming with Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise plays a sports Dennis Rodman. CBS. 11:35pm. agent who experiences a career crisis and falls in love with a beautiful woman in that WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 Love Lust Tracing most evil of concepts,“ the chick flick masthe roots of social networking and recent querading as a guy’s movie.” (1996) Bravo. discoveries of “like”marks under the Lascaux 6pm. cave paintings. Sundance Channel. 6pm. America’s Cutest Dog You know who Roseanne’s Nuts It turns out the former you are! Oh yes you do! Oh yes you do! comedian and sitcom star now runs a Animal Planet. 8pm. 40-acre macadamia plantation in Hawaii. SUNDAY, AUG. 7 Teen Choice 2011 To The vast expanse of land makes it more difmake it even more tragic, Amy Winehouse ficult for her to have crazy misunderstandgot beat out by Sneaking Mickey’s Big ings with her eccentric neighbors but she gets by. Lifetime. 9pm. Mouths Behind the Tuff Shed. Fox. 8pm. Same Name Mike Tyson trades places THURSDAY, AUG. 11 with a nurse.You have So You Think You Can to assume a sponge Dance The winner is chobath from Mike Tyson sen tonight and receives is on somebody’s fana cash prize, a performtasy list, somewhere. ance contract and a CBS. 9pm. bunch of embarrassing Into the Universe videos their grandkids with Stephen Hawkwill see on the Internet. ing Stuff you don’t Fox. 8pm. understand being Rookie Blue Dov has explained in a way a date with a bomb techthat will make you We’re still not convinced this was a ‘chick flick’... nician. It’s fun at first but think you understand Saturday at 6. the clicking countdown but you still really and looming soundtrack won’t. Discovery Channel. 9:30pm. is distracting. ABC. 10pm. Swamp Wars A deadly snake is discovered MONDAY, AUG. 8 Her Only Child A in a mailbox. It’s almost as scary as the mother sabotages her daughter’s romantic 401(k) statement it was lying on. Discovery relationships. Somebody should make an Channel. 10pm. ✹ app for that. (2008) Lifetime. 6pm. Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com. Dual Survival Surviving in Arizona doesn’t just mean finding water and escaping the heat.You also have to avoid the venomous Turn on more TV Guy at snakes, most of whom hold public office. ›› pacificsun.com Discovery Channel. 7pm. AUGUST 5- AUGUST 11, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 9


< 8 MillValley gets streetwise of the debate that erupted when residents became aware of the original grand plan for Miller Avenue, the unanimity of approval that greeted the council’s vote is surprising. Or maybe not. The whole process presents a textbook example of good governance on the local level. It also could provide a caution to politicians who underestimate grassroots politics and the power of social media and Internet communication aimed at political objectives. Back in the 1990s, people were talking about Miller Avenue, which for a long time had been the poor stepchild to the city’s downtown. Planners, and many residents, viewed it as a working street, a commercial area serving locals—not necessarily pretty, but functional. A concern grew that along with rising stock prices, the high-tech boom might yield entrepreneurs looking at Miller Avenue as a development prospect. The thought of funky Miller Avenue becoming a dot-com campus sent chills through many Mill Valley residents. Lower Miller Avenue, from Tam High to the Whole Foods area, seemed particularly susceptible to redevelopment pressure. Rather than let economic nature take its course with no guiding hand, the city created the Miller Avenue Precise Plan. Several years after 2001, when the city had begun work on the plan, residents, many of whom had forgotten about it, realized it still was in the works. And it all came to a head when the town presented the work of Berkeley-based design consultant David Early, hired by Mill Valley to help craft the plan. Terms such as “urban” and “boulevard” to describe the new vision of Miller caused considerable nervousness. Even though the city emphasized that the plan was in no way an attempt to turn Miller into something reminiscent of a series of Southern California strip malls or a broad but unimaginative thoroughfare in Thousand Oaks, residents remained concerned. Including proposed zoning changes along Miller as part of the grand plan exacerbated the concern. A significant number of residents said the new vision would change the character of the street, one of two arterials (along with Blithedale Avenue) that lead into the downtown area. The vision of multistory, multi-use buildings along lower Miller Avenue wasn’t their vision of Mill Valley. The added suggestion that revamping Miller, especially lower Miller, could provide an opportunity for increasing the city’s stock of affordable housing blew the cap off the debate. Opponents just said no. A core group believed the city had become deaf to their concerns. And that led to a grassroots organization aimed at stopping the grand plan for Miller. Friends of Mill Valley used polling and cajoling and an electoral run at city council seats to influence the course of city politics. The opposition was enough for the city to drop the grand plan concept and even to cease using the name Miller Avenue 10 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 11, 2011

Precise Plan. Considering the money available from Measure A, residents called for splitting the grand plan to deal with improving the streetscape along Miller now and pushing back the planning issues involving building densities, zoning and affordable housing. “This is not unabashed redevelopment of Miller Avenue,” says Berman. “We are doing what we need to do, but we are not doing more than we need to do.” That definitely will overhaul the street, but it also will not produce a result that would be as “perfect a street as you would build from the ground up if you did a street today.” That tradeoff is acceptable in the context of retaining the character of the street and the town. “Restraint as a concept is important.” Berman stresses that as parts of the project proceed, the city “will work closely with the town, with our customers, our residents, to make it work. We can’t lose sight of the fact that we need to appreciate our residents along the way.” A city government’s lesson learned. Back when the grand plan of Miller was still a monolithic vision, Friends of Mill Valley circulated a petition that called for supporting the bifurcated process and proceeding with the streetscape first. “It was the correct way to do it,” says architect Bob Silvestri, a member of Friends of Mill Valley who played an active part in opposing the grand plan. “The conversation came down to: Hey guys, the politically smart thing to do is take [the Measure A] money and fix the street. What was universally agreed to is we should have safe sidewalks and bike lanes on Miller. No one ever said that was a dumb idea.” Temporarily dropping the zoning and other planning issues allowed the city to create the process that led to the approval of the Streetscape Plan, which almost everyone agrees will improve Miller over the five to seven years the city estimates the project will take to complete. But those other issues aren’t going away; they will resurface when the city begins to tackle the general plan update, including that updated housing element. When the discussion begins, however, the significant work already accomplished with the Streetscape Plan could pave the way for a more focused dialogue. As Silvestri says, lumping the planning issues in with the streetscape issues made for an impossible-to-digest concoction. City Councilman Gary Lion also thinks the bifurcated process could stimulate a more focused discussion during the general plan update. “A number of the projects that were in process [at the time of the grand plan debate] have been approved. Most were downscaled in size.” Notable among those projects is 505 Miller, the site of the former Hillhaven convalescent hospital and assisted-living facility. Tamalpais Commons is a mixed-use project that includes 21 residential units and approximately 5,500 square feet of neighborhood retail and commercial space. The residential component is a mix of condominiums, live/work units and

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July 29 to six months in prison for filing a false tax return. Nissim, owner of First Pacific Financial Group and a consulting firm called GlobalStake, pleaded guilty last April to intentionally signing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2003 to 2007—underreporting his gross income in an amount that, according to an Internal Revenue Service criminal investigation, resulted in a tax loss to the government in the amount of $204,445. According to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and IRS special agent Scott O’Briant, Nissim omitted a significant amount of Schedule C gross receipts by providing false information to his bookkeeper and by not identifying all of the commissions he earned during those tax years. As part of his plea agreement, Nissim, 67, agreed to pay $173,292, plus interest, in restitution to the IRS and $31,153.26, plus interest, to the state of California. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston also sentenced Nissim to one year supervised release with six months home confinement and 300 hours of community service.

Woolsey blasts Republican ‘extortion’ Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey compared the debt-ceiling compromise to Republican extortion Monday, after she voted against the deal that will raise the debt limit by $2.4 trillion and cut federal spending by $2.1 trillion—while closing zero tax loopholes for the wealthy. Despite Woolsey’s opposition, the compromise passed the House of Representatives 269-161. On Tuesday, it cleared the Senate 74-26, with both California Senators Feinstein and Boxer voting “aye.” President Obama then signed the deal into law. The 6th District representative said at a press conference following her vote that the deal levied all of the financial burden on the middle and working classes, while requiring “nothing from billionaires, millionaires and companies that send jobs overseas.” The deal was sealed by Congress in the eleventh hour, as the Aug. 2 debt-deadline loomed and the world watched to see how investors and creditors would react if the United States defaulted on the borrowing it incurred during the Bush administration. Woolsey noted that debt-ceiling raises have previously been quite “routine” for leaders of both parties to vote for. Congress approved debt-ceiling raises seven times during the George W. Bush administration; four times during the Clinton years; nine times during the George H.W. Bush presidency; and 18 times during the Reagan administration. SMART foes vying for 2012 repeal vote A signature drive to call a “timeout” on the SMART project was launched this week by a group called RepealSMART, which hopes to put a referendum on the 2012 ballot that would pull the brakes on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. A quarter-cent sales tax was approved by more than two-thirds of Marin and Sonoma counties voters in 2008 to fund a rail line from Cloverdale to Larkspur. But the deepening recession has forced project officials to scale back the initial scope of the train, which even in a shorter stage from Santa Rosa to San Rafael now stands at $380 million—$45 million more than anticipated, according to recent projections from acting chief Farhad Mansourian. RepealSMART would need to collect more than 37,000 signatures in six months to qualify for a ballot measure in 2012. Director of kids museum stepping down The Bay Area Discovery Museum will be seeking a new captain to helm its play pirate ship, as the executive director of the popular kids play center announced his resignation today. Richard Winefield has been director of the Fort Baker museum for nearly five years but says,“It is the right time to leave.”Winefield’s future endeavors are unclear. In a statement announcing his resignation—effective Aug. 31—he says he plans “to take some time to consider a number of options, and to turn my attention to some new opportunities.” According to a museum press release, before joining BADM in September 2006,Winefield was vice president for Interactive and Educational Services at KQED. He has also served as superintendent for the Orinda Union School District and the assistant superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District. John Park, chair of the museum’s board of trustees, calls Winefield’s tenure at the educational center “invaluable.” “Under his leadership,” says Park,“the museum has expanded its patronage via the Connections program to include underprivileged children, it has become a thought leader through its Discovery Forum in early childhood creativity and development, and it will further such efforts via the newly established Center for Childhood Creativity.” Incoming chair of the board of trustees, Karyn Flynn, will serve as interim executive director while a search committee will seek a permanent replacement. The Bay Area Discovery Museum has for nearly two decades been one of the most popular family destinations in Marin—it’s won multiple Best of Marin awards in the Pacific Sun’s annual readers’ poll. Its mission, according to www.baykidsmuseum.org, is to “develop the


town homes. When the project was under consideration, some opponents said it was a sign of things to come and would signal the transformation into that Thousand Oaks nightmare. But Lion and Berman say that other than some residents saying the threestory building is a bit too tall, it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t triggered the angst that bubbled to the surface during the grand plan debate. Silvestri says Mill Valley and other towns are doing a poor job of encouraging the type of housing needed today. He says the need looks like a barbell, with older residents who want independence in their own, smaller homes on one side and young people needing ďŹ rst homes on the other. The housing at 505 Miller is an example of a site that helps ďŹ ll that need. Silvestri says Mill Valley should formulate broad non-site-speciďŹ c planning policies to encourage the kind of mixed-use development at 505 Miller. A builder could assess the planning guidelines and determine how they would apply to a property before walking into City Hall to start the approval process. The city could offer incentives for modest-size mixed-use projects that also provide Silvestriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barbell housing. The big impediment to building anything in Mill Valley is limited parking. Slow/no-growth proponents think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing. Friends of Mill Valley remains active, and the grassroots movement has proliferated along with the affordable housing debate that simmers and boils in cities across the county. And Silvestri says a new group called the Marin Communities Coalition recently

formed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an umbrella group for the various Friends of Mill Valley-type organizations. The surge of social media is playing a key role in communication patterns in and among the groups. In a bit of irony, Silvestri, who staunchly opposed the grand plan, says that even if no one did anything, the buildings along the street would look similar to the grand plan vision of multi-use buildings. Many of the structures on lower Miller, for example, are old single-use buildings that sooner or later will need rehabilitation or demolition. As their owners divest properties, new owners inevitably will transform them and propose new uses for them, even multi-use uses for them. Berman and Lion say the city learned an important lesson from the Miller Avenue grand plan stumble: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put too much on the table at one time. The housing element will be the last issue the city tackles as part of its general plan update. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an attempt to move slowly into what could become the most controversial part of the update procedure after reaching consensus on issues more easily resolved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we go through the right process for the general plan update,â&#x20AC;? says Berman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and do a visioning process that involves the community on the front end, we can slowly heat the water for the pasta.â&#x20AC;? â&#x153;š

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1ST PLACE, MARIN IMAGES “Lone Oak” Rush Creek Trail K.D. Stevens It has been said that ‘the hollow oak, our palace is.’Yet a wiser man taught,‘be thine own palace—or the world is thy jail.’ K.D. Stevens’ first-place entry taunts us with a choice between the staid shelter of its namesake and the precarious allure of the journey beyond—beyond the image, beyond ourselves. Us, we’ll stick with the road less traveled by.We have it on good authority that it will make all the difference.

2ND PLACE, MARIN IMAGES “Rodeo Beach” Rodeo Beach Jay Tamang It took 4.54 billion years of earth formation, but JayTamang has finally captured on the printed image the elusive middle ground between the grandeur of geological phenomena and the inspiration forYes album covers.Whether, like Moby, you call it ‘God moving over the face of the waters,’ or, like the rest of us, you call it plate tectonics, there’s no denying: this shot’s a real butte.

3RD PLACE, MARIN IMAGES “Retired Lawn” Terra Linda Rick Trautner In true modernist fashion, form follows function. So if the intended function of the ‘retired lawn’ was to replace a few hundred thousand blades of St. Augustine with a terra-firma cocktail of the metamorphic and anthropomorphic, then the form is no less than if Disneyland were an inhospitable landscape of broken American dreams, a heartless misappropriation of childhood innocence and the soul-crushing triumph of crass consumer cynicism. We know, we know… what do we mean if?

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M AR I N P EOP L E, P ET S & A N I M A L S 2ND PLACE, MARIN PEOPLE & PETS “Dad! Bugs Again?” San Rafael Susie Kelly Both a comment upon the paternal instinct to provide and the importance of a healthful diet, Susie Kelly’s piece stands as a mockery of 21st century entitled youth. But look closer and you’ll also find a veiled indictment of our predetermined prejudice toward beauty—as we immediately identify with the violent winged behemoths over the plight of the bottom-of-the-food-chain grasshopper, whose dreams are no less noble than those of Icarus of Crete. And whose flight is no less tragic.

1ST PLACE,MARIN PEOPLE & PETS “Critic” San Rafael Larry Nienkark Yes, everyone’s a critic. But to be a truly great aesthetician, one must know the power, prejudice and pomposity of being judged by the ‘other.’Whether one is a work of chalk art within spitting distance of the gutters of San Rafael, or the sporter of a particularly difficult-to-pull-off anti-establishment hairstyle, it is only through the discriminatory sagacity of the public gaze that art truly becomes art.That, and a lowering of the ears.

3RD PLACE, MARIN PEOPLE & PETS “Unidentified Flying Object” Limantour Beach Barbara Walker For those blessed with a child’s whimsy, a UFO can be anything from a weather balloon or a shooting star to the mothership from planet Zgfordflig 9 or a middle-aged man’s beachfront performance of ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.’ Which would incite the downfall of humankind the quickest is the only question that eludes us.

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1ST PLACE,YOUTH “The Lion Cat” San Rafael Katie Osborn ‘Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, in the forests of the night—what immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symmetry?’ posed William Blake. It would seem the answer is Katie Osborn, who’s framed Mr. Whiskers as the deadly predator nature intended, before balled yarn and scratching posts tamed this savage beast. We don’t know who or what ‘Lion Cat’ is stalking, but we’d hate to be the can of chunky tuna that finds out.

3RD PLACE,YOUTH “Island Through The Arch” Bear Valley Annika Mellen From the primitive dwellings within which our basest natures still linger comes Annika Mellen’s ‘arch,’ reminiscent of an eye opening to the day—or is it closing upon the world? Yet here we stand, on the precipice between shelter and sky, under the comfort of refuge, before the harsh cruelties of the natural world. John Ford is somewhere smiling. 2ND PLACE,YOUTH “Just Hangin’” Point Reyes National Seashore Annika Mellen Shhh! What appears at first to be little more than a butterfly feeding on delicious nectar is in fact a rarely seen example of Lepidoptera insecta employing pheromones and androconia from its hesperid so that its sensillae may be coordinated by chemoreceptors to determine the coremata in the Danaidae. ‘Just hanging’ my tarsi!

Honorable Mention,Youth “Pool Side” Corte Madera Nathalie Garcia

Our 2011- Photo Contest Winners MARIN IMAGES

MARIN PEOPLE & PETS

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1ST PLACE K.D. Stevens 2ND PLACE Jay Tamang 3RD PLACE Rick Trauthner

1ST PLACE Larry Nienkark 2ND PLACE Susie Kelly 3RD PLACE Barbara Walker

1ST PLACE Gail Pierce 2ND PLACE Tom Crouse 3RD PLACE Deborah Martin

1ST PLACE Katie Osborn 2ND PLACE Annika Mellen 3RD PLACE Annika Mellen

Honorable Mentions: Javier Samerio

Honorable Mentions: Nathalie Garcia

Honorable Mention: Rick Trauthner

BEST IN SHOW Jay Tamang

JUDGES Blake Davis Kathleen Harrison Brett Klenk Graham Law

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M A NIP U L AT ED IMAG E S 2ND PLACE, MANIPULATED IMAGES “Acid Dreams” Various Tom Crouse Tom Crouse’s hall-of-mirrors-like spectacle may not be the funhouse of county-fairgoers’ imaginations, though we have no doubt distortions and illusions await.The entrance fee is certainly affordable, though we’re not quite sure what price we’ll pay at passage’s end. At the very least, we hope that’s an eye staring back at us through the din…

1ST PLACE, MANIPULATED IMAGES “Point Reyes Fishing Boat” San Anselmo Gail Pierce The Old Salts will scoff at this metaphoric juxtaposition of the grounded nature of humanity set against the wind-swept rushes of a coast that time forgot. Are we of the sea? Of the land? Or simply taking a short leave for a pint of Pilsner Urquell at Vladimir’s? No matter what one’s ruminations are on the faux-angler trendsetters of Marin’s docks, harbors and oysters-bingo cocktail bars, ‘Point Reyes Fishing Boat’ makes one thing clear: Unlike captain and crew, Gail Pierce did not go down with the ship. Honorable Mention, Manipulated Images “Global Climate Change” Golden Gate Bridge Javier Samperio

3RD PLACE, MANIPULATED IMAGES “Rain Planet of the Apes” Mill Valley Deborah Martin The weather has a habit out of making monkeys out of all of us. Well, now it gets a taste of its own monophyletic. Deborah Martin’s simian symmetry is no mere watered down allusion to Charlton Heston movies and gorillas in the condensed mist. It’s a literal reflection of the dawn of humanity and, perhaps, the ebbing of its tide. After all, you know the saying, ‘human see, human do.’

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BEST IN SHOW “Bolinas Ridge” Bolinas Ridge Jay Tamang ‘It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world,’ mused Joseph Conrad. ‘Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.’ Our Best In Show winner may in fact be great, but what is its achievement? Is it beauty? Horror? A low-pressure system heading in from the west? Our two protagonists—in pure Munch fashion—may be emerging from a deep dreamworld of fantastical beings and other worldly phantasms, or entering into a hellish nightmare tormented by inner demons and corporeal bogeymen. Either way, they’re in for a wild time in Bolinas. 14 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 11, 2011


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S TAF F P IC K STAFF PICK “Searching” San Rafael/Fairfax Larry Nienkark

STAFF PICK “Coyote Dawn” Rodeo Beach Jay Tamang

STAFF PICK “Birds on a Mission” San Rafael Carole-Sue Fiedler

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Brett Klenk has had a passion for photography since boyhood

bat mitzvahs over the course of 30 years as an “events specialist.”

when he was inspired by his grandfather, who was a Depression-

Equally at home on-location or in the studio, he has created images

era photographer from the Midwest with an eye for people who

for countless commercial and private clients. “When I photograph

worked the land. Brett, a San Rafael photographer specializing in

people, my greatest challenge is to capture the ‘emotional peak’ of

weddings and commercial advertising, feels that film makes people

the moment,” says the San Rafael-based photographer. “I strive to

and places immortal. It’s that moment in time, frozen forever.

make pictures that reveal something real and true about my subject.” Graham Law is the longtime owner and operator of Seawood

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Kathleen Harrison has spent the last decade establishing

Photo, a unique and popular camera store in San Anselmo. The

herself as a photographer a la mode for such publications as People,

Marin County native has been in business for over 60 years and has

In Style, Town and Country, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and local

led Seawood to an eye-reddening five consecutive Best of Marin

newspapers. She has an amazing eye for capturing the beauty and

awards for best photography store. ✹

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Rafael Friday, Aug. 12. On a side note, Soul Pie keyboardist John Varn recently left the band, moving to Southern California to focus on his work with SoCal rockers Endoxi. He will return to the Bay Area with them for two shows this month: on Friday, Aug. 5, they will play the Marinwood Music in the Park series (6pm) and Saturday, Aug. 6, at S.F.’s Rockit Room. Sixties icon Jesse Colin Young returns to his longtime digs in Marin to play George’s on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The founder of the legendary Youngbloods, and author of the seminal classic “Get Together” among others, Young’s golden voice and higher-conscious songwriting remain stirring and relevant to this day. Currently on a two-week tour that includes festivals in a very hot and humid South Carolina as well as Washington state, Young says, “I cannot wait to see and feel that San Francisco fog!” A longtime Inverness resident, Young’s ridgetop home sadly did not survive the ’95 Mt. Vision fire, but his Owl Mountain studio nearby was saved by good luck and the quick thinking of his godson Ethan Turner, who diverted water from the house pool onto the studio. Young will take his band into that studio to

record for a few days before their George’s show. Young’s band features his wife Connie Darden-Young on violin, Mike Frost on bass, Michael West on drums and Donald Vega on keyboards. Young calls it “the best band I have ever had.” They will perform new material as well as many of his classic hits. Come out Aug. 10 and welcome home one of Marin’s true legends. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Fairfax Green will host the fifth annual Good Festival. A selfdescribed “celebration to help unify and empower us toward a peaceful and sustainable future,” this totally free, green and local event is the brainchild of local musicians/ promoters Justin Macri, Aslan Davis and Patrick Troup. The music starts at 10am and includes local bands such as Mi Gaan, Lumanation, Jim Talley and his Jammin’ Buds, Elephant Listening Project, Funk Sway, Rahman & Friends, Music Medicine, Jonathan London, Giselle & Friends, Andre Mottershead & Friends, Miriam Rose, Soul Whisper, The Good, The Eleven and more. There is an official after-party ($15 cover) as well, featuring Outersect, Conscience, Dirty Beats, DJ Dream, DJ Pangea, Color Chromatic and others. There will be free ice cream

Jesse Colin Young’s signature tune, ‘Get Together,’ was penned by Dino Valenti and has been recorded by everyone from the Kingston Trio to Nirvana.

as usual, plus lots of local arts and crafts booths, organic food and beverages as well as games, workshops, face-painting, henna art and more. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Gideon Bendile, South African activist and musician, will present “The Kalahari Experience: Voices of South Africa” in a benefit for the San Geronimo Cultural Center at 8pm. An active member of the anti-apartheid movement who was ultimately arrested and tortured, Bendile came to the U.S. and founded the legendary band Zulu Spear and in 1987 performed for Nelson Mandela along with the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker and Joan Baez. The Bammie award-winning musician will perform with a full band as well as tell stories of his experiences in South Africa. Do not miss what will undoubtedly be a very special night. Rancho Nicasio presents the 1st Annual Cajun Fest Sunday, Aug. 14, featuring Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Expect the tasty food to be matched only by the world-class music—and get your tickets now! August LIVE: Aug. 5, Great American Taxi (featuring Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon) and opener Five-Eyed Hand pull into the Palm Ballroom at the Seafood Peddler; Aug.6 sees Lansdale Station play the Southern Pacific Smokehouse; on Aug. 13 Noelle Hampton returns home with a show at The Sleeping Lady (plus special guests!), and the Jose Neto Band plays 19 Broadway the same night; Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks heat up 142 Throckmorton Aug. 19; Tom Finch and his band plus lots of friends will celebrate his birthday at The Sleeping Lady Aug. 20; The Jugtown Pirates invade Iron Springs Pub and Brewery Aug. 24; Chrome Johnson rocks 19 Broadway on Aug. 26; jazz legend Scott Hamilton rounds out the month at Horizons Restaurant Aug. 31. ✹ Got a hot tip for THE BEAT? Email me at marinbeat@gmail.com. Rawk on! Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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›› MOViES

Friday August 5 -Thursday August 11

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Film Night in the Park presents a bear who seems like such a nice guy in ‘Toy Story 3,’ Saturday at 8pm in San Anselmo’s Creek Park; info, 272-2756 or filmnight.org.

● Angels and Airwaves Presents Love Concert by musical group on Wednesday, Aug. 10, only; includes Q&A with frontman Tom DeLonge, and debut of a music video from their new album. ● Another Earth When a duplicate planet is found in the solar system, complications ensue, not all having to do with real estate prices. ● Benji The adorable adventures of an adorable pooch and two relatively adorable children. ● Bridesmaids (1:29) Lovelorn Kristen Wiig endures the barbaric rituals of modern matrimony when her BFF Maya Rudolph gets hitched. ● Buck (1:28) Documentary follows cowboy and real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannanman as he shares his gift for communicating with equines through instinct and compassion. ● Captain America (2:04) Yet another comic book superhero hits the big screen, this one a 98 lb. weakling transformed into a Nazi-smashing World War II ultrasoldier. ● Cars 2 (1:53) The gang heads to Europe to compete in le Grand Prix and gets caught up in international espionage; Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave and Eddie Izzard are among the jet set. ● The Change-Up (1:12) Two longtime friends envy each other’s life until they magically live the “be careful what you wish for” cliche. ● Cowboys and Aliens (1:52) Cowpokes Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig join forces with Apache warriors in an epic showdown against weird-looking hombres in flying saucers. ● Crazy, Stupid, Love (1:58) Freshly divorced straight arrow Steve Carell navigates the tricky shoals of singlehood with plenty of help from smooth-operating wingman Ryan Gosling. ● Crime After Crime (1:35) Award-winning doc about lengthy battle to release California convict serving life sentence for killing her abuser.

● DCI 2011: Big, Loud and Live 8 (5:25) Live broadcast Thursday, Aug. 11, from Indianapolis of the world championship preliminaries for drum corps; one night only. ● Friends with Benefits (1:49) Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis discover (this being Hollywood) that having a guilt-free no-strings sexual relationship is preposterous. ● From Britain With Love: Toast (1:33) Based on an autobiographical novel about a grim childhood and a growing obsession with food. ● The Guard (1:36) Crusty Irish cop (Brendan Gleeson) is teamed with Don Cheadle’s uptight FBI agent for drug investigation with comic results. ● Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (2:10) The supernatural epic’s grand finale finds Harry facing down the wicked Lord Voldemort for all the marbles. ● The Help (2:17) The lives of women on both sides of the cultural divide in Mississippi in the 1960s is the theme for film based on best-selling novel. ● Horrible Bosses (1:40) Comedy follows three office-mates as they plot to off the higher-ups (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell) who make their lives miserable. ● 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. ● The Names of Love (1:42) Saucy sociopolitical French comedy about a free-loving left-wing mademoiselle and her improbable relationship with a meek middle-aged scientist. ● Ramona and Beezus (1:43) Beverly Cleary’s mismatched sisters scramble onto the big screen. ● The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (1:45) Turns out it all got started in present-day San Francisco (but this is not a documentary). ● The Smurfs (1:40) Teensy cobalt-blue critters find themselves in midtown Manhattan, much to the bafflement of Neil Patrick Harris. ● The Tree (1:40) Drama about an enormous fig tree and what it represents to a mother and daughter and their tenuous relationship. ● 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. ● 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 ❋ Angels and Airwaves Presents Love (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 9 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 9 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 9 ❋ Another Earth (PG-13) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri, Sat: 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45; Sun 3, 5:15, 7:30 Mon-Wed 5:15, 7:30 ❋ Benji (1974) (G) Lark Theater: Sat 11am Bridesmaids (R) ★★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:30 Buck (Not Rated) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: 4, 6 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15; 3D showtimes at 10:10 Sat-Mon 4:15, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 7:15 Tue-Thu 9:50; 3D showtime at 7 Century Northgate 15: 2, 7:15; 3D showtimes at 12:10, 3:05, 5:50, 8:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:10, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 4:10, 10 Sat 1:10, 7:05 Cars 2 (G) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 4:30, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 1:55, 7:10 ❋ The Change-Up (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 8, 10:35 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:35 Mon 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:35 Tue-Thu 7:15, 10 Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:40, 4:15, 7 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:30, 4:35, 7:20, 9:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:25 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 MonTue 4, 6:50 Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Mon 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Tue-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:10, 6:30, 7:50, 9:15, 10:30 Century Rowland

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Plaza: 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:50, 10:35 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:10, 4, 6:40, 9:30 Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri 11, 12:25, 1:50, 3:15, 4:40, 6:10, 7:30, 8:55, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 Sat 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:20, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7 Mon-Thu 4:20, 7 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:25, 7:10, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:25, 7:10, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:25, 7:10 Mon-Tue 4:25, 7:10 ❋ Crime After Crime (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 7 Sun 4:30 Tue 4:15 Wed 4:30, 6:45, 9 Thu 4:15, 9:15 ❋ DCI 2011: Big, Loud and Live 8 (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 3:30 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 3:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 3:30 Friends with Benefits (R) Century Regency 6: Fri 11:10, 1:55, 2:45, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50 CinéArts at Marin: 1:30, 4:25, 7:30, 10:05 ❋ From Britain With Love: Toast (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 ❋ The Guard (R) Century Regency 6: 11:15, 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:35 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13) ★���★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7; 3D showtime at 10 Sat -Sun 1, 7; 3D showtimes at 4, 10 Mon 1, 7; 3D showtimes at 4, 10 Tue-Thu 9:25; 3D showtime at 6:30 Century Northgate 15: 3:55, 8:45, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 12:55, 7:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:15, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 4:15, 10:10 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1, 4:10, 7, 9:50 ❋ The Help (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Wed-Thu 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15 Horrible Bosses (R) ★★★ Century Regency 6: 11:30, 2:10, 4:45,

7:20, 9:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Sun-Mon 1:50, 4:30, 7:15 Tue 11:40, 1:50, 4:30, 7:15 Wed 1:50, 4:30, 7:15 Lark Theater: Fri 5:10, 9:20 Sat 7:15, 9:20 Sun 3, 7:15 MonThu 7:15 Midnight in Paris (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century Regency 6: 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:45, 7:30, 10 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:45, 7:30 Lark Theater: Fri 7:15 Sat 3 Sun 5:10 Mon 9:20 Tue-Thu 5:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:15 Sat 1:45, 4:10, 7, 9:15 Sun 1:45, 4:10, 7; Mon-Tue 4:10, 7 The Names of Love (R) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2, 6:45, 9 Mon-Thu 4:30, 6:45, 9 Ramona and Beezus (G) Century Northgate 15: Mon 10am Wed 10am Century Rowland Plaza: Tue 10am, Thu 10am ❋ The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Century Cinema: Fri 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: 11, 11:40, 12:20, 1, 1:40, 2:20, 3, 3:40, 4:20, 8:20, 9, 9:40, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 12:30, 2,3, 4:30, 5:30, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:20 The Smurfs (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 11:20, 1:45, 4:10, 6:50, 9:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 4:50, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 7:20 The Tree (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri 3 Sat 5:10 Sun 12:45 Tue-Thu 3 The Tree of Life (PG-13) ★★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri 8 SatSun 1, 8 Mon-Thu 8 Winnie the Pooh (G) Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 1:10, 3:15, 5:05, 6:55 Zookeeper (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 4:45, 10

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

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

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

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

Live music 08/05: Big B and his Snakeoil Saviors Western swing. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/05: Buxter Hootin Bluegrass. 9pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.smileyssaloon.com 08/05: Great American Taxi Americana, jam band. 9-11:30pm. $15-25. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072. www.murphyproductions.com

08/05: James Moseley and The Grove Zone Funk, rock. 9-11:30pm. $8. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr. at Gate 5 , Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 08/05: Shane Dwight Original songwriting and guitar/vocals. 9-11:30pm. $20. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. www.thesouthernpacific.com 08/06: 2011 Good Festival Afterparty With Outersect, Consciende, Dirty Beats, DJ Dream, DJ Pangea and special guests. 6:30pm-midnight $15. Fairfax Pavilion, 85 Bolinas Park Road, Fairfax. www. thegoodfestival.org 08/06: African Music Night Musical visionary and fearless social critic Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited. 7-10pm. $25. Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org 08/06: Cream of Clapton With Kevin Russell. 8:30pm. $10-12. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/06: Doc Kraft Rock, jazz. 9pm-midnight, $8. Sausalito Seahorse , 305 Harbor Drive at Gate 5 ,

Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

08/06: Lansdale Station Country blues with a psychedelic soul. With Judge & Lauren Murphy, Dave Zirbel (pedal steel/lap steel guitar), Rayner Brock and Jake Baker. 9-11:30pm. $20. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. www.thesouthernpacific.com 08/06: Lonestar Retrobates Western swing. 8pm-midnight. $7. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina by the Discovery Museum & Cavallo Point, Sausalito. 497-0671. www.presidioyachtclub.org 08/06: Sabbath Lives Tribute band. 9:30pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 08/06: Soul Pie Blues, jazz. 9pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 8681311. www.smileyssaloon.com 08/06: Wall Street Motown, funk. 9pm. $13-18. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 08/07: Contino Band Blues, Americana, Cajun, roots. 6-8:30pm. $5. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. www.thesouthernpacific.com 08/07: LuvPlanet Rock. 3pm. $10. Rickey’s at Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato. 883-5952. www.rickeysrestaurant.com 08/07: Marcia Ball Blues barbecue on the lawn. 4pm. $25. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/07: Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion AfroCuban charanga orchestra. 4-9pm. $8. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr. at Gate 5 , Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 08/09: Noel Jewkes Invitational jazz jam. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor

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The good, the rad and the yummy Relatively new in the world of Marin’s booming sustainability scene, the Good Foundation is making its mark in Fairfax this weekend with the GOOD FESTIVAL. A great place to network, share ideas and learn something new, the festival also includes a big lineup of world music, organic food and locally made ice cream (yum!). The festival planners strive to include people of all ages and ‘Good’ as it gets. all walks of life for a day of community, unity and greener lifestyles. And after the good-time family-fun winds down, head over to the Fairfax Pavilion for an evening of dance music from local and Bay Area DJs for a night of booty-shakin’ community lovin’ fun. The Good Festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 6, 10am-6pm at Bolinas Park, Fairfax. Free. The after-party is set for 6:30-11:30pm at Fairfax Pavilion. $15. 415/306-2735.—Dani Burlison

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Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 08/10: Buddy Owen Birthday Bash Blues. 9pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 08/10: David Laibman Fingerstyle acoustic guitar. 8pm. $10-20. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 08/10 Jesse Colin Young 9pm. $15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 08/10: Pepa and Edgar Latin Brazilian duo. 7-10pm. Free. Panama Hotel, San Rafael. www.panamahotel.com

08/10: Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure and Big Mix With George Brooks, Kai Eckhardt and Jay Lane. 8pm. $24-27. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 08/10: Slowpoke Blues, jazz. 8pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www. ironspringspub.com

08/10: Teja Gerken, Ken Bonfield, Steve Davison Acoustic fingerstyle guitar showcase. 9-11:30pm. Free. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 454-1372. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 08/10: Tengo Tango Argentina tango with Marcelo Puig. 8-11pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr. at Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2898. www. sausalitoseahorse.com 08/11: Audrey Moira Shimkas Quartet Jazz. 7-10pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 847-8331. 08/11: Laurence Juber Two time Grammywinning, former Wings acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. 8pm. $20-23. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 08/11: The Keepers Rock. 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. www.magc.org 08/12: Amy Wigton Acoustic singer/songwriter. 8pm. Free. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 08/12: Craig Caffall Band Rock. 8:30pm. $5. Presidio Yacht Club/Travis Marina, Fort Baker , Sausalito. www.presidioyachtclub.org 08/12: House Party Rock. 9pm. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-

1311. www.smileyssaloon.com 08/12: Vinyl, Bass Culture Funk, Latin jazz, reggae. 9pm. $15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 08/06: Firewheel Rock. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

Concerts 08/08: Fath Chamber Players Works by Mendelssohn, Bartok. With Josepha Fath, violin; Philip Fath, clarinet; Victoria Ehrlich, cello; Roxanne Michaelian, piano; Stuart Canin, violin. 7:30pm. $10-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

Theater/Auditions 08/06:‘Murder Me Always’ Murder mystery dinner theater. Saturdays through Aug. 27. 6:308:30pm. $44-68. San Rafael Joe’s, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 306-1202. www.marinmurdermysteries.com 08/07: Unity Readers Theater Performance Agatha Christie’s “The Patient” along with one-act comedies, “Safeguard” and “Luella’s Whip-Dang Idea.” 2pm. Free. Unity in Marin , 600 Palm Dr., Novato. 461-0477. 08/11-09/04:‘Seven Guitars’ Presented by the Marin Theatre Company. See website for schedule. $20-55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org Through 08/14:‘Macbeth’ Presented by the Marin Shakespeare Company. Performances at 8pm. Fri.-Sun.; 4pm. Sun. Complete schedule on website. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488 . www.marinshakespeare.org 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. www.rossvalleyplayers.com

Through 08/14: One Act Play Festival Includes “Carwash” by Louis Phillips, “Identity Crisis” by Kitty Burns, “Hickory Miles” by Paul Heller and “The Love Course” by A.R. Gurney. Shows at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. and 3pm. Sun. $18-20. Novato


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cover art, refreshments and entertainment options every 2nd Friday of the month. See website for new listings and event map. 5-8pm. Free, $20 for tasting. Downtown, Fourth St. , San Rafael. 451-8119. www. artworksdowntown.org/2ndfridays 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org

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Art 08/06-09/02: 2011 Pacific Sun Photo Contest Winners Exhibition 11am-10pm. Cafe Arrivederci, 11 G St., San Rafael. 485-6700. www.cafearrivedercirestaurant.com

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. www.galleryrouteone.org

Featuring work by 40 invited Bay Area artists plus new releases of historic photographs from Museum archives. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org 08/06: Contemporary Doll Artworks Works by Kat Soto, EJ Taylor, Stephanie Blythe and classic pieces by Lucia and Judith Friedericy. 11am-6pm. Free. The Dollsmith, 7 Ross Ave., San Anselmo. 419-5118. www.thedollsmith.com 08/07: First Sunday Open Studios As many as 40 artists host open studios the first Sunday of every month from 11am-4pm. Free. Novato Arts Center, 500 and 501 Palm Dr., Novato. 472-4628. www.novatoartscenter.org

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08/06: Terwilliger Nature Guide Orientation Teach children about the environment, its wonders and how we can help to protect its vulnerable elements. 11am-12:30pm. WildCare, 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael. 453-1000, ext.12. www. wildcarebayarea.org

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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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127189 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as IN SPIRIT.LOGO; MT LYKAION PUBLISHING, 10 PARK ST., WOODACRE, CA 94973: PATRICIA T. WINDOM, 24 CARSON RD., WOODACRE, CA 94973. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 24, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127226 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LOUISE BEAUTY SALON & FASHION DESIGN, 1099 4TH ST. SUITE H, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LOUISE SIU LEE, 960 LINCOLN AVE. #103, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 14, 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127172 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KAMES & ASSOCIATES, 819 A STREET SUITE 35, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KAMES U COX-GERAGHTY, 211 LAUREL PLACE APT 3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 23, 2011. (Publication Dates: July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127385 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOUTH BAY MODERN REAL ESTATE; BAY AREA MODERN REAL ESTATE, 1292 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIN MODERN REAL ESTATE, 1292 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127390 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as W.E.V. ASSOCIATES, 103 ROSS ST. #3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ADAM VIOLANTE, 1615 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127306 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN FRAMES, 4316 REDWOOD HIGHWAY SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: HIGHER RESOLUTION, LLC., 4316 REDWOOD HIGHWAY SUITE 100, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 14, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127340 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MASSAGE THERAPY CENTER, 880 GALLINAS AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JEFFRE W MANKIN, 1701 NORANDA DR. #1, SUNNYVALE, CA 94087. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 19, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127411 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CATNIP STUDIOS, 758 MARIN DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: EMERALD KAITEN CATZ, 758 MARIN DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to

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997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304295 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The

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by Ly nd a R ay

Week of August 4-August 10, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Your ruler (daredevil Mars) has just entered the cautious sign of Cancer. Naturally, this can cause a certain level of frustration. Your usual adventurous spirit is somewhat dampened by the need to make sure you aren’t taking too much of a risk. This may mean changing your end-ofsummer activity plans from skydiving lessons to French cooking classes. Hmm. This is only slightly less risky. The first does require a helmet, but the second requires a really sharp knife. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Saturday has a few bumps, but you barely notice. You’re in too good a mood. Hedonistic Venus (your ruler) spends the week convincing you that you are in great shape, both physically and financially. Assuming she’s right, then you’re probably already bravely skipping work and hitting the beach in attire that shows off your shape. Volleyball, anyone? GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Rambunctious Mars has left your sign. This can definitely tone down your recent behavior—like driving too fast, entering marathons or giving in to sudden impulses with disastrous outcomes. Of course, your ruler (Mercury) is still moving retrograde, so you’re not really home free yet. You could still get into trouble; you just won’t do it quite so rapidly. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) The Moon in the passionate sign of Scorpio on Friday and Saturday inspires you to throw yourself into either a creative project or your sweetie’s arms. Optimism and a free spirit are the gifts of the Sagittarian Moon on Sunday and Monday. If you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, that happens on Tuesday and Wednesday when a serious Capricorn Moon dampens your outlook. Another day, another mood. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Attending or throwing a party is right up your alley anytime, but it is especially easy when convivial Venus is in your sign. So, if you want to get the festivities rolling, please do. As it is your solar return, this week’s planets will have an influence on you for the entire year. Among other things, the next 12 months can be good for writing your screenplay, becoming more physically fit, taking trips to exciting locations and finding career opportunities. You want romancing too? Sorry, kitty. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Being the logical type, you need a good reason for letting your imagination run wild. Right now the creative Sun and artistic Venus are giving you that reason. It’s time to embrace your inner visionary. Expect inspiration to strike while you are sleeping or simply daydreaming. The fact that your ruler (Mercury) is moving backward only adds a unique perspective to what you see. As long as you don’t require the technical and mechanical devices in your life to function, you’re all set. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Having Saturn in your sign during the summer is both a blessing and a curse. You are able to persevere when you have an ambitious project to finish. But, you can also be a stick-in-the-mud about following the rules. (When your sweetie suggests scaling the fence for a midnight swim, you propose waiting until the official public opening.) Fortunately, this week your ruler (hedonistic Venus) convinces Saturn to break loose from his self-imposed restrictions and live a little. Let the rule-breaking begin... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) After a four-month visit to your house of creativity, imaginative Neptune returns to the sector of your chart ruling the home. If you happen to be a musician, artist or film director, you are less inspired. If you happen to be a residential interior designer (or you’re redecorating your own home), you’re on the right track. If you’re considering buying a home, you should wait. Neptune is a genius at design, but a disaster at noticing flaws. That “perfect” home for sale suggested by Neptune? The roof leaks. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Those of you involved in a settlement battle may find it difficult to stay calm for the next couple of weeks. If your attorney suggests an adjournment, say “good idea.” Meanwhile, restless Mercury backs out of your career house to re-enter your travel house on Monday. The desire to hit the road is likely to be stronger than the desire to make (or win) money. Now, aren’t you glad the attorney rescheduled your court date? CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Energetic Mars in your relationship house can be exciting for those of you who like a good battle with your sweetie followed by an enthusiastic making up. Those of you who prefer to avoid confrontations of any kind are likely to be dismayed by the number of times you feel as if you’re being challenged. Meanwhile, fun-loving Jupiter reminds you that summer comes only once a year. If you haven’t taken a vacation, do it while the days are still long and the nights are warm. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Nebulous Neptune has returned to your sign. Get ready for another round of absentminded daydreaming and a vivid imagination. Meantime, your ruler (rebellious Uranus) continues to move backwards through the impulsive sign of Aries, causing the occasional blunt outburst. If you are attending a meeting with your congressperson to protest the current state of government, bring along bail money. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) The Moon in Scorpio makes Friday the day for doing whatever fires up your passion. This includes, but is not limited to, playing music, buying shoes and traveling by sea. Misunderstandings with your sweetie give way to misunderstandings with your co-workers this week, thanks to mischievous Mercury retrograde. Fortunately, you are able to convince them all that you are innocent of any deliberate confusion. Guilty of bewitchment and bewilderment? Well, perhaps. But, certainly not intentional confusion... ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 11, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 29


›› ADViCE GODDESS® by Amy Alkon

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Men’s magazines and blogs always have some article telling guys to pick up women at grocery stores. Really? I’ve actually never heard of a guy successfully asking a girl out in the vegetable section. The meat counter doesn’t seem all that conducive to romance, either. What’s the real deal on meeting women at the supermarket?—Cleanup In Aisle Two

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There’s all this breathless encouragement for guys to go meet women at the supermarket, as if the place is the key thing. As if a guy who always strikes out at the bar just needs to lurk in the organic lettuce section and picking up women will play out like the deer trotting up to the hunter and saying, “Hi, my name’s Tiffany, and I’ll be your dinner.” The guy most likely to score at the supermarket is one who has the mojo to score at a wake, while leaning over the embalmed dead body. Sure, if you spot some babe foraging in the probiotic dairy products, try your luck. But, as the author who calls himself “Mystery” points out in his book The Pickup Artist, the supermarket is a poor place, statistically speaking, to go to meet women. You might see one hot one there some night, but, in his words, “Why run around searching for one woman at a time when you can wait in a valley where all the animals will come to drink from the water hole?” Although Mystery tries to pick up women everywhere he goes, he finds there’s no “water hole” that compares to clubs. (In his definition of “clubs,” he includes bars, “social restaurants” and parties.) Even if you don’t like venues like these, they’re the best training ground for a guy who needs to get game, because there are lots of women who are single and looking, and not just for fresh cilantro. Having lots of women to hit on is how you get practice, which is how you get good. (Essentially, you fail your way to success.) The high volume of women in a club also helps keep you in a more positive mindset. If one disses you, it’s just a sign to move on to the next—in an environment conducive to approaching them. There’s sexy music and lighting, and you can ask a woman to dance, buy her a drink afterward and talk. What do you say in the supermarket, “Lemme buy you that head of cabbage”? Part of what you need to practice is having the right stuff going on in your head. Mystery talks about conveying personality rather than convincing a woman you’re worthy of her. This takes having fun trying to meet women. You do that by making your goal going out and having a good time working on your mojo instead of being on some grim life-or-death mission to score. Once you get good at hitting on women in clubs, you increase your chances of success everywhere... increasing your chances that some woman will follow you out of the supermarket, determined to get into your pants, and not just because she saw you on the security tape sticky-fingering a box of Pop-Tarts.

Public Notices Continued from Page 29 information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): MI PRODUCTO FAVORITO, 159 SHENANDOAH PL., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. Filed in Marin County on: March 3, 2011. Under File No: 126239. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): VELOSO CORPORATION, 159 SHENANDOAH PL., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on July 20, 2011. (Pacific Sun: July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SUE N. HYNES, AKA SUE HYNES, SUE NEWMAN HYNES. Case No. PR-1103532. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SUE N. HYNES, AKA SUE HYNES, SUE NEWMAN HYNES. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: LISA S HYNES & KATHLEEN CARBULLIDO in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LISA S HYNES & KATHLEEN CARBULLIDO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: August 22, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept: H, Room: H, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you

must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: LISA S HYNES, 929 MEADOWSWEET DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925; KATHLEEN CARBULLIDO, 480 LOS CERROS DR., GREENBRAE, CA 94939. (415) 987-3595 OR (415) 793-6800. (Publication Dates: July 29; August 5, 12, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1103658. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KIVA BELL ELLENBERG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: KIVA BELL ELLENBERG to KIVA DOM MEYER. 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: September 9, 2011, 8:30AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 25, 2011 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1103773. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MARIO WOODS filed a petition with this court for a

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decree changing names as follows: MARIO WOODS to ALPHONSE AMEDEE MALEK BENET’. 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: September 9, 2011, 8:30AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 29, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101912. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHERINE CHILDS (WAHL) filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ABIGAIL IRIS WAHL to ABIGAIL IRIS CHILDS; JACK ALLEN WAHL TO JACK ALLEN CHILDS. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: September 13, 2011, 8:30AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 1, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011)

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Since I’ve been online dating, I’ve noticed a shocking trend: old men hitting me up for dates. I’m 24, and my profile states that I’m seeking men ages 24 through 35. Yet men my father’s age and a few close to my grandfather’s have “winked” at me and asked me out. Gross. Men this old never approach me in “real life.” Why do they do it online?—Icked Out

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When you’re 24, an “older man” is probably 36, not somebody who used to enjoy “long walks on the beach” but now enjoys long walks to the salad bar. (If you listen closely, you can hear his pacemaker.) An old dude who hits on you may have a distorted sense of his attractiveness (charming at any age). He may think that if he can just get you out on a date, his timeless sex appeal will make you go deaf when the waitress offers him the senior citizen discount. And who knows...maybe you’re looking for a sugar grandpa. Doesn’t hurt to ask! Well, not nearly as much as if the old coot were doing it while looking down your cleavage at Starbucks: “Hey, baby, I could tell you stories about the days before voicemail.” Online, however, you and the other 3,126 young chickies he hits on will probably just delete him. But, there’s always that chance that one will be drunk, crazy or desperate enough (in his mind, smart, insightful and adventurous enough) to meet him and see that he looks not a day over 40... in the right light. (Unfortunately, the right light would be near-pitch darkness 20 years ago.) ✹

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