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›› LETTERS

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It’s sad that our elected officials on the San Rafael City Council, who we trusted and put

Polito was at the very top of his form this week [“That TV Guy,” Sept. 2]. Delightful! David Schonbrunn,Sausalito

The letter to the editor hits the fan... Folks who are getting the free sh-t, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free sh-t, because the folks who are paying for the free sh-t can no longer afford to pay for both the free sh-t and their own sh-t. And the folks who are paying for the free sh-t want the free sh-it to stop. And the folks who are getting the free sh-t, want even more free sh-t on top of the free sh-t they are already getting! Now... The people who are forcing the people who pay for the free sh-t, have told the people who are receiving the free sh-t, that the people who are paying for the free sh-t, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist. So... the people who are getting the free sh-t, have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free sh-t, by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free sh-t, and giving them the free sh-t in the first place. We have let the free sh-t giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free sh-t than paying for the free sh-t. Jerome J.Ghigliotti,Jr.,candidate for Novato City Council

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TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Marin10: A voice for ‘reasonably priced housing’ When housing debate turned nasty, San Marin woman turned ‘neighborly’ Read the full story here posted Friday, August 2... Single in the Suburbs: Terms of endowment I have a drawer full of bras. Expensive brands from Nordstrom. Cheap ones from GapBody. Lacy, plain, stretchy, sporty, strapless, demi and wired bras in a collection of colors... Marin 10: Ms. Hubsmith goes to Washington A tireless advocate for nonmotorized transportation, Deb Hubsmith recently left her position as advocacy director at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) to work as direc...

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Some in the tree-lined Gerstle Park neighborhood would prefer to remain on permanent seventh inning stretch.

show that the city should walk away from the entire mess. And a mess it is, for if this passes and later turns out to be a failure (which I think there is a strong chance it may) I’d hate to say, I TOLD YOU SO! Joel Schwartz,San Rafael

into office to run our city government, are making a bad decision regarding Albert Park and a developer named Centerfield Partners, that are not in the best interest of so many of us who live so close to the field in Gerstle Park [“Baseball Group Offers to Umpire Self,” Aug. 19]. They are entering into a business deal that they are not qualified to do. Yet proceeding with it anyhow. There is something that is really fishy with the deal that’s driving the city to continue with this endeavor, knowing full well that it is flawed and so many are against it. Yet they continue. They are refusing to initiate an EIR which, once and for all, would

Let’s acquire land like in the olden days—just take it!

A few beneficiaries of the U.S. eminent domain policies from an earlier rail project.

Heroes of Marin

We’re looking for a few good men and women... by G ina Channe ll -Alle n

The proverbial unsung hero: We all know one or two. These are the individuals or groups who keep doing what they do to make our community and lives better, but very rarely get the recognition they so richly deserve. We are happy to announce that the Pacific Sun will recognize the true, yet often anonymous, Heroes of Marin this holiday season through a series of feature articles honoring eight individuals or groups for their positive influence on Marin and the lives of its residents. We will feature two Heroes each week beginning Nov. 25 and concluding Dec. 16. We want to recognize those individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor, whether that hero is a firefighter who rescues a child from a burning house, the girl who is courageously battling leukemia, the business that allows its employees to mentor teens for an hour a week or the neighborhood group that cleans up the creek. Awards will be given in the following categories: Arts and Culture, Community Spirit, Courage, Environmental Stewardship, Innovation, Rising Star and Role Model. The Pacific Sun’s Lifetime Achievement award will recognize an individual or group for contributions, leadership, enthusiasm and tireless efforts on behalf of his or her community, county and neighbors. We are calling for nominations. If you know a person, organization or group deserving of recognition, visit the Heroes of Marin page, www.PacificSun.com/heroes/, for the form. Nominations should be emailed to gallen@pacificsun.com or faxed to 415/485-6266 by 5pm Oct. 7. We are also looking for sponsors for the individual awards. Any individual or group can sponsor. Information is on the Heroes of Marin page, under the link to the nomination form. We hope you find this opportunity to recognize the unsung Heroes of Marin as exciting as we do!

After reading Steve McNamara’s Marin 10 article about Ms. Kathrin Sears [“Marin’s Primordial Supe,” Aug. 26], I was shaking my head and wondering what ever happened to the spirit of our forefathers of thinking Logical. McNamara wrote that Ms. Sears was “disappointed that the current [Smart Train] route is from downtown Santa Rosa to downtown San Rafael, not the Larkspur ferry terminal”? Since the construction blueprint of the Golden Gate Bridge clearly shows a railway passenger vehicle under its deck, will someone please explain why prison inmates are not digging tunnels for tracks straight to the darn bridge and a subway to downtown San Francisco? Who is going to be motivated to: #1. Drive their car to a train station; #2. Board and ride a train to Larkspur; #3. Ride a Ferry to S.F.; #4. Then board a bus to get work? Please help me understand why we just can’t seem to get anything done like our earlier generations have done? Why we waste millions of dollars studying an issue to death and accomplish nothing? I remember a phrase used in the 1950s, when a cross-town freeway was constructed where I grew up, called eminent domain. It called for the government to pay fair market value for a citizen’s home or property so transportation improvements for all people could be accomplished. What are we waiting for? Lets do this... Let’s roll.

John R.Pavia,Novato

The work sounds great, but the pay is awful! On the matter of Frank Souza and Edward Schaefer [“Plea Deal Crumbles Over ‘Restitution,’” Sept. 2]. Once again we are witness to our hard-earned tax dollars going to irresponsible idiots who just don’t seem to get it. One lifer kills another lifer in front of dozens of witnesses (the lawyers call him an alleged killer) and they want to spend one or two million dollars of our tax dollars to see whether or not he is guilty. When they are done wasting our money, he will be in exactly the same boat that he is in now. How stupid can they be? Doesn’t anybody have any common sense anymore? Where do these people come from? While we are at it, the article by Ronnie Cohen states that more than $300 million is spent to execute one man. Was this a misprint? Our schools are in desperate need of money and the state is ready to pay $300 million to execute one man. What is wrong with this picture? I will tell you what: I will do it for $5. I will get the key, go to his cell, let him out, walk him down the hall, lay him on the bed, give him some grossly overpriced chemicals, wait a few minutes, take him out and incinerate him. Just like most everybody else. How do you come up with $300 million? Bring back the death penalty. Get rid of the lawyers sponging off the system. Elect someone to office with common sense. I don’t mean to single out Mr. Souza. He should be given an extra scoop of ice cream. Guys like Richard Davis would be more suitable. MikeWaddell,Lagunitas

Who needs a gov, when Lagunitas Mike will do the whole country for $250? I think I have the solution to the death penalty debate: Make it legal in all 50 states, but make it mandatory that the governor be present and be the one to throw the switch, administer the injection, release the trap door or pull the trigger. Kimberly Clark,Greenbrae

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Ready to rumble? A decade after 9/11, Marin still shaky about its disaster prep... by Pe t e r S e i d m a n

After the shock of the 9/11 attacks one decade ago, a group of Tiburon residents developed a program to help local residents gain knowledge and skills to prepare for disaster. Maybe planes won’t be crashing into skyscrapers in Marin, but the proximity of the San Andreas Fault and the constant dangers of flood and fire put Marin in a particularly vulnerable position when it comes to disasters of the natural kind. From that nascent idea in Tiburon, the program Get Ready Marin was born and proliferated throughout the county. Get Ready focuses on disseminating information to help residents in neighborhoods learn what it takes to survive in their homes, relying on each other before disaster assistance personnel can fan out to aid those who need help. The concept is called sheltering in place. A June Marin grand jury report lauds the two-hour Get Ready training program that enables residents to learn how to cope for themselves in the first critical hours and first few days of a disaster scenario. Some disaster preparedness experts suggest that residents should feel comfortable relying on themselves and their neighbors for longer, maybe a week. “You just need to know that while your first responders will want to be on the scene as soon as possible, they may be taxed due to the nature of the event,” says

Maureen Cassingham, executive officer of the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA), the joint powers agency responsible for the network of emergency communications in the county. “You really need to plan for yourself and your family as to how you’re going to get by at least for that first 72 hours.” The emergency radio network had a difficult birth that predated the 9/11 attacks. Planning for MERA began in 1997 and, as first envisioned, would have led to an operating communications network by December 2001. But problems plagued the rollout. Ironically, some Tiburon residents delayed establishing emergency communications coverage in southern Marin because they wanted MERA to locate an antenna on a site somewhere other than Mount Tiburon, which they said was too close to homes. Some argued aesthetics; others argued that the effects of electromagnetic radiation would be hazardous. After a protracted legal battle, a court ruling rejected the residents’ call to relocate the antenna, which was installed on Mount Tiburon. Finding a suitable location for an antenna in Bolinas caused a similar dustup until MERA found a location that mostly passed muster among Bolinas residents. The MERA system allows first responders, including police and fire personnel, 10 > to form a workgroup, a kind of

›› NEWSGRAMS

by Jason Walsh

Huffman’s parks bill camped on gov’s desk Dust off your ranger badges, dedicated community members, it’s time to save the parks! The state Assembly gave its official thumbs up Tuesday to AB 42, Marin Assemblyman Jared Huffman’s bill that would authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into operating agreements with qualified nonprofit organizations to run a state park that is in danger of closing. Gov. Brown is expected to lend his signature to AB 42 once it reaches his desk. Brown earlier this year put 70 state parks on the budgetary chopping block in an effort to tighten the state’s fiscal belt; Olompali, Samuel P. Taylor, China Camp and Tomales Bay state parks are among those facing the ax. AB 42 would only apply in cases where help from a qualified nonprofit would enable the state to keep open a park that would otherwise be closed. Huffman calls the bill a “creative solution”; though he cautions that it won’t save all the state parks on the list from closure. “It is not a panacea for all of the parks at risk, but it will certainly help,” said Huffman.“In these tough economic times, creative public-private partnerships are an essential tool in providing ongoing protection of, and continued access to, these treasured public assets.” Kerner Optical loses its magic The San Rafael company that took over the special effects studios famously occupied by Industrial Light & Magic is officially “closed for business,” according to its website. Kerner Optical, located at 90 Winward Way, has produced non-digital special effects for such films as Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Transformers, Pig Hunt and Evan Almighty. The story of the company’s untimely demise sounds a lot more small-budget noir than FX blockbuster—internal management squabbling led to Kerner losing its primary contract with its mentor company, ILM. In a message to “customers, suppliers and friends” on the company’s website, Kerner managing partner Eric Edmeades applauded the company for recently enjoying its first-ever profitable year, but suggested their good fortune was doomed by a single nemesis—allegedly Kevin Duncan, who helped finance the company when it took over from ILM in 2006. “In the end, the trouble lay in the objections of a single creditor—a creditor who was a member of the management team that saddled the company with so much debt in the first place,” wrote Edmeades.“Sadly, that creditor’s objections, combined with his disingenuous allegations of mismanagement—made despite his awareness of the company’s recovery, success and profitability under new management—created enough uncertainty that our largest customer was forced, this week, to award a major contract to a competitor. Without that contract, we are unable to continue with our reorganization.” The reorganization to which Edmeades referred was a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing the company underwent earlier this year. In its heyday as ILM, the Bellam Boulevard-area studio worked on such Academy Award-nominated films as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Star Trek, Cocoon, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and many more. Hot toddy—or hot toddler?! A Woodacre man was arrested for allegedly leaving his toddler in a car on a sweltering Labor Day afternoon—while he embarked 10 >

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From the Sun vaults, September 19-25, 2001

‘We did not declare war’ Sen. Barbara Boxer, 9/11 and the post-attack America...

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1. In 1846, Army Capt. John Fremont gave the name Chrysopylae to what body of water in the Bay Area? 2. Are birds warm- or coldblooded? 3. Pictured, right: America’s highest rated TV series in the year 2000 was what trivia game show? 4. What sea separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain? 5. Pictured, right: Following years of protests nationwide, on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, giving the right to vote to whom? 6. What company’s advertising slogan was “Where’s the beef?” 7. What are automobile drivers permitted to do legally in every U.S. state except Oregon and New Jersey? 8. Pictured, right: What capital city, famous for its hot-air balloon festivals, is spelled with two Qs? 9. Pop music star Christina Aguilera grew up in which of these places: Venezuela, Canada or Pennsylvania? 10. If you write down the first 101 multiples of three, for example 3, 6, 9, 12..., what number will be the median (located in the middle of the list)?

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▲Mary stopped at a light on Third Street in San Rafael during rush hour and a car pulled up behind her. The driver of the second car got out of her vehicle and approached Mary. Scary? Nope. The good Samaritan informed Mary that her hubcap was about to fall off. As the light changed to green, Mary asked the woman to kick the hubcap back in place. After a swift kick, Mary’s Hero ran back to her own car and the women drove their separate ways. Mary thanked her, but is unsure if her voice was heard above the traffic. Considerate Citizen, we thank you on Mary’s behalf for kicking her problems in the hub.

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▼Sadly, we must now bring you the ugly side of driving in San Rafael. Near Glenwood Elementary School, a crossing guard stopped traffic and many children stepped into the crosswalk. As S.C. from Fairfax reports, a woman driver yelled at the guard to hold back the kids, because she was in a hurry to get to work. S.C. kindly suggests the woman go back to school to learn some manners and basic safety rules. We recommend she turn in her driver’s license, if she even has one. At the very least, she should leave for work earlier and avoid routes with schools. This week, we award the rude, irresponsible driver the Zero hat and the dunce cap. We’re sure she’ll wear them well. —Nikki Silverstein

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aim was to rid the world of evil. Is that On September 11, 2001, a realistic goal? 19 al Qaeda terrorists hiI think that at this point people are sayjacked four American pasing things to give comfort. I think what is senger jets—crashing one years ago of them into the Pentagon, more realistic is to rally the civilized world to be with us on this. People have a right to two into the World Trade differ with us and to be angry with us. But Center buildings, with the fourth brought people who choose to kill and maim are down by courageous passengers over the barbaric. Our job is to rally the world to befields of rural Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, among them Marinites lieve that we have to live together, we have to be tolerant of each other’s differences Paul Sloan, Jack Keohane, Jeffrey Collman and we have to care about each other. and Lauren Grandcolas. In the Sept. 19 issue, former editor and There has been a lot of talk, a lot publisher Steve McNamara interviewed of headlines about us being “at war.” U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Greenbrae resident and one-time Pac Sun reporter, about Who are we at war with? We did not declare war. Congress what it all meant: has to declare war and we did not do it. You grew up in New York and you Congress did act wisely, because there work Washington. Sept. 11 must have were those voices that wanted to declare been especially heartrending for you. It was very personal. A lot of the people war. What we did was give the president who died were Californians; every one of the authority to respond with approprithose hijacked planes was headed to Califor- ate means to this act. The first drafts that were floating around were nia. Personal because two much broader. I have to of my constituents [one give tremendous credit of whom was San Rafael to [Senators] Joe Biden, resident Grandcolas] were Carl Levin and John Kerry. involved in bringing down When these things happen that fourth plane that may you get a steamroller effect well have been headed for and they saw this and they the Capitol or the White really prevailed. We specifiHouse. And that’s where I cally said the War Powers was, one of the 12 senators Act still applies. The sitting in a room with Tom president is saying we’re at Daschle and suddenly lookwar, but he’s saying that ing at the Pentagon burning and suddenly being told to Boxer was chair of the Subcommittee on rhetorically. Congress has International Operations and Terrorism not declared war. get out, get out, we’re next. at the time of the 9/11 attacks. Very personal looking at The perpetrators of this attack were New York, the city of my birth, going up in flames, and having my daughter and grand- phenomenally well organized. They were precise. Will we be as precise son living on Capitol Hill. It was personal. in our response? We’ve tried hitting Osama bin Laden with cruise misPeople in Europe, the Middle East, siles and that didn’t work. We tried a Asia and Africa have all lived for land war in Vietnam and that didn’t centuries with the anxiety that comes work. The Russians tried a land war in from having armed warfare in their homeland. Now we, too, know what it’s Afghanistan and that didn’t work. This isn’t going to be easy. Do you think like. What will the ongoing effect be? The notion that we’re safe because we’re we’re prepared for the long haul? Beating totalitarianism in World War surrounded by water and friendly neighII wasn’t easy. But we did it. Look at the bors on either side, that has changed. But Russians; they lost what, 21 million? Yes, I believe that if we change our way of life, it’s going to be hard. But I think the way the terrorists win. If we lose our freedom, the terrorists win. If we turn on each to make it easier is to make this a global response. These terrorists are all over the other, the terrorists win. And if we paint world, living in as many as 40 countries. We this with too broad a brush so that innocent people are targeted, the terrorists win. need more human intelligence; we’ve had a failure there and also in airport safety. For a So we have an unbelievable challenge. If long time I’ve been calling for air marshals. we don’t do it right the effects will be felt And it shouldn’t be left to the airlines. by our children and our grandchildren. The old assumption was that enemies build missiles and other devices At the National Cathedral in Washto deliver death at a distance. ington, President Bush said that his 10 >

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< 8 Ready to rumble? party line for responders. Incident commanders on the scene can communicate with other emergency personnel across multiple agencies without having to route their communications through multiple dispatch headquarters. The MERA system also allows responders who come in from outside the county, such as the California Highway Patrol and firefighters with the California Department of Forestry, to get patched into the Marin system. “In essence,” says Cassingham, “this is the county’s 911 system. It’s radio communications between the [25] member agencies and their mutual aid partners. The system ensures interagency communications through a system of base radio and receiver sites that provide communications among the dispatch centers and mobile units throughout the county.” It was a gangbuster idea, but when the MERA ship went out on its initial cruise, things didn’t go smoothly. A wicked winter storm hit Marin on New Year’s weekend

< 9 Behind the Sun That’s not how they do it anymore. But we knew this! George Bush is living on another planet with his missile shield while he ignores these other things... We knew about this for years and we didn’t respond. I had a bill a few years ago to take money out of the missile shield and give it to the FBI for counterterrorism and I lost the vote. How far do we go to deal with the threat? A columnist in the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ Mark Helprin, suggests that we become, basically, an armed camp. Twenty aircraft carrier battle groups rather than 10, triple the number of Marines, vastly expand the infantry and air force. Become a garrison state. Is there much sentiment for that? Right now we’re dealing with finding the appropriate response to this act. It’s a global struggle. Having carrier groups may or may not be the way to smoke out this terror. My own thinking is that one of the biggest investments we have to make is in human intelligence. If somebody wants to walk into a public place with a bomb strapped on them, a carrier group doesn’t help. The other day... Wait a minute, one more thing. One reason we may need more physical presence around the world is that some of these moderate Muslim countries are going to need our protection against the extremist elements that are attacking them. Isn’t it also true that some of the Muslim countries struggling against extremists have brought it on themselves? Grinding poverty in these countries has fed the flames of Islamic militancy. Do we want to prop up a regime that is creating a breeding ground for terrorism, sending them weapons... 10 PACIFIC SUN SEPTEMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

2006, causing not only $100 million in damage across the county, but also the MERA system to flounder. Emergency personnel who tried to use the $25 million radio system encountered frequent busy signals. “Police and fire calls in essence flooded the system,” says Cassingham, “and that bounced most of the [departments of pubic works] communications out of the system.” Part of the reason was that planners thought it would be another 10 years before the system would see such a heavy communications volume. “That was the incident that determined we needed something immediately in terms of procedures to make sure that didn’t happen again,” says Cassingham. After that 2006 storm, MERA developed a VHF frequency overlay that could serve as an emergency backup for the system. That safety net provided some insurance while the joint powers agency began a difficult process of seeking additional frequencies and receiving FCC approval to join those new frequencies to the MERA system.

MERA ended up adding five additional frequencies, which were completed at the end of 2010. “At this point, we can’t imagine a circumstance that would cause an overload to the system again,” says Cassingham, “but we now have [the VHF overlay] should that happen. The five frequencies cost the member agencies about $1.5 million, including the installation.” While that should provide some reassurance for Marin residents, the wider issue of interoperability on emergency responder frequencies across the nation may cause some concern. Cassingham says MERA currently is engaged in an assessment of future needs for the system. The present technology should be good for another six to eight years. It’s not too early to plan for the next generation radio system, given the complexity of the technology and the regulatory world, not to mention the political brawls taking place in Congress. “We’re looking at what everybody’s looking at: 700 mega-

hertz,” says Cassingham. In June, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill with the ominous identification of S.911. Last year, many people who follow communications policy in general and the FCC in particular, thought the federal agency was ready to auction what’s called the D-Block broadband spectrum to commercial operators. But publicsafety advocates applied enough lobbying pressure to halt the expected auction of the 700-megahertz D-Block spectrum. That led to S.911, sponsored by Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., and co-sponsored by ranking member Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas. The idea behind the bill focuses on giving 700 megahertz of D-Block to emergency responders to form a national interconnected network for state, county and city emergency responders. The value is estimated at about $10 billion. The bill proposes to recoup that cost by auctioning a spectrum reallocated from television broadcasters.

I didn’t say sending them weapons. I said making sure they aren’t attacked because they helped us. But you make a very good point. Clearly these governments would be stronger if they had some elements of social justice and democracy about them.

so that we don’t risk turning ourselves into a police state? I don’t see that coming. We’re faced with a set of challenges; we have to walk and chew gum at the same time. We have to root this out but we can’t give up our way of life.

interpretation of religion. However, having said that, there’s no doubt that people can recruit others to their cause if they have no life, if they have no hope. I’ve always believed that the way to be a world leader that is admired and respected and loved is to help people. I’m a big believer in the Peace Corps and micro-loans and helping people get on their feet. I certainly believe that for us to have an excellent foreign policy that doesn’t isolate us we can’t just say that all we’re going to do is hunt down terrorists. That’s why I’m going to have my hearings on the roots of terrorism. If it’s a twisted version of religion, that’s a worse problem than if it’s poverty because that’s a situation we can do something about.

Learning who the 19 terrorists were junks the old view that people who do this are psychotic or unbalanced. These people were focused and determined, just like any soldiers who give their lives for what they believe to be a higher cause. So to describe these terrorists as crazy may not be accurate, right? I agree. That’s why we have a tremendous job because we need to go back to the very basic reverence for human life. We have to turn to our religious leaders of all faiths where the basic message is not to hurt other people. That powerful message has to somehow get through. It won’t be easy. Robert Reich, Clinton’s former secretary of labor, said on NPR that Americans will willingly trade some of their freedom and privacy for more security. He spoke of universal ID cards with computer chips that must be used to access large buildings and airports, and ID cameras that match your face to the card. Are we headed that way? I hadn’t heard of that but we do need to know that travel by air is going to be quite different. On the larger question, my view is that if we give up our basic freedoms, they win. I still go back to the fact that the most important thing is to have human intelligence to penetrate these terrorist cells. I’m worried about people who may be already in this country and be planning some other thing. You’re reasonably certain that there are enough sane voices in Washington

It’s remarkable how America’s image has changed in the Middle East. In 1973 Nixon went to Egypt and was welcomed by cheering crowds. Now people there are of two minds. They love McDonald’s and Michael Jordan but there is a growing undercurrent of rage. We’re so rich and they’re so poor. Plus, the continued presence of American troops on Islamic holy soil in Saudi Arabia is a hateful situation to devout Muslims. It’s not just a few crazy terrorists who wish the military would go home; it’s an affront to their religion. The government of Saudi Arabia wants us there. We deal with governments; we don’t take public opinion polls. When the terrorists are gone, we’ll be gone. The government wants us there because they’re fearful of retribution, so we’re there. We have no choice but to deal with governments. If people are upset they need to take it up with their government, with the United Nations and elsewhere. The United States has immense wealth, immense conventional military power and uses an immensely disproportionate share of the earth’s natural resources. Some nations are desperately poor. Do we believe that this condition can continue indefinitely without danger to ourselves? Should we be thinking of this root cause of rage against us? I’ve never heard bin Laden say he hates us because we’re rich. Everything I’ve heard has been based on some fanatical

I’m interested to hear you say that because I get a sense that some people in Washington and elsewhere feel that this imbalance is just the way thing are: we’re rich, you’re poor, get used to it. If you dare to raise your heads up and make a fuss about it, we’ll just smack you back down. I wonder if that’s a feasible long-term policy. We can’t take care of every problem in the world. Let’s not overstate what we can do. But I think there are things we can do to help the world. I think we should. I think this would be a good time to do it. If we did this right, we would get people in the world to understand that while we do have problems in the world, they cannot be resolved by this kind of terrorism. If we were able to craft that message to the world, to get other countries to join us, that would be a good thing. Steve, you and I have known each other a long time; we’ve seen a lot of challenges confront this nation. This is an entirely different challenge; from totalitarianism to terrorism. We really have to come together; we can’t win if we’re divided. Email Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com. SEPTEMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 10


The bill would be a fitting response to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Rockefeller and other supporters hoped to pass it through before the dramatic date, but that didn’t happen. Despite the bipartisan co-sponsorship and strong support it received in committee, opposition in the House of Representatives seems inevitable. And some observers are saying that even in the Senate the bill is likely to meet with resistance from those who see the 700megahertz spectrum as a plum that still can be sold to business to garner cash for federal coffers. The heart of MERA is located in the Emergency Operations Center in the Hall of Justice at the Civic Center—and that’s a problem. “Right now, we are in violation of state regulations that require our emergency operations facility to meet the seismic safety requirement to remain operational through a major event,” says Supervisor Susan Adams, whose district includes San Rafael and the Civic Center area. “We are not in compliance. We have had three grand jury reports that have dinged us on that.” But, says Adams, during the last 15 years or so, the county has put aside money “with the idea of creating a seismically safe facility that meets state standards.” The problem, however, is that the Civic Center just won’t work, in large part because the Frank Lloyd Wright building is a national landmark. The county proposed building a new emergency operations facility on the site of what county officials say always has been a temporary dog park. But the dog people didn’t see it that way. They had assumed a sense of ownership of the property they found difficult to abandon. And members of the Marin Petanque club were concerned that an emergency operations facility would displace their petanque pastime (a game similar to bocce). And then there were the Santa Venetia residents who said a new emergency facility would destroy the character of their neighborhood and generate intolerable traffic. Alternative sites on Civic Center property were debated with no resolution. And then the real political stuff hit the fan. The issue led to Adams firing an aide, Ron Ford, after he challenged her position on the location of the emergency facility during community discussions. He considered a run for Adams’ seat on the Board of Supervisors. That didn’t happen, but he remained adamantly opposed to a Civic Center site. He and others said the county should purchase Marin Commons, across the freeway from the Civic Center, refurbish it to seismic standards and locate the emergency facility there. Opponents of the county’s plan tried but failed to qualify a ballot measure that would have forced a location vote rather than leaving it in the hands of supervisors. During the 2010 supervisorial race, challenger Kerry Mazzoni said she supported the Commons location

and used that position in her unsuccessful campaign against Adams. But Adams said she actually had proposed that the county study the Marin Commons site to determine its practicality. In April, supervisors approved funds to option the property at 1600 Los Gamos Road, next to the YMCA. “We’re down to the wire in figuring out if we can make it work financially,” says Adams. “We’re still in negotiations with all the different interest groups.” The county is working to determine whether a purchase agreement and seismic retrofitting can fit into the budget. Adams says the county should determine whether Marin Commons will work by the end this month or the first week of October. In addition to lauding Get Ready Marin, the June grand jury report also tossed kudos to CERT, the program of community response teams, volunteers who help first responders and in some instances can be first responders themselves. In addition to CERT, other programs and volunteers in the county also serve as a citizen backbone for emergency services, including about 300 healthcare volunteers in the Marin Medical Reserve Corps. A CERT team played a key role in an emergency evacuation drill in Mill Valley’s Scott Valley in May, the fifth evacuation drill in the town in seven years. The grand jury highlighted Mill Valley’s emergency preparedness efforts. Mill Valley has a sensitivity to emergency preparedness that comes in large measure from the constant danger of wildfire sweeping down from Mount Tamlapais. Narrow winding streets mean emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, will have a hard time reaching some neighborhoods. Evacuation becomes critical. Mill Valley Councilwoman Stephanie Moulton-Peters lives in Blithedale Canyon. “I’m one of those people who moved here not understanding the fire danger as I was looking at houses. I’ve had kind of a steep learning curve to understand where I live.” That’s the kind of learning that awareness programs in Mill Valley emphasize. Similar programs exist throughout the county to promote personal responsibility and action plans to cope with first responders being unable to arrive immediately on the scene. That probability is highlighted in the grand jury report, which ominously states that the large majority of first responders live outside Marin, and just 30 to 33 percent of first responders are on duty at any one time. Kentfield has the fewest number of responders who live outside Marin: 5 percent. Novato has the largest number: 90 percent. ✹ Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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on a Fairfax pub crawl. Sergei Andrey Tchelakov, 47, was taken into custody on suspicion of child cruelty Monday after folks outside the Iron Springs Brewery at 765 Center Blvd. discovered a 1-yearold trapped inside the sun-drenched vehicle with the windows up. After being confronted about the situation around 1:30pm, witnesses reported that he left the bar, walked to the parking space, rolled down the car’s windows partially, then returned to Iron Springs to continue the day’s session. Witnesses then alerted the cops. The baby’s mom picked up the child, who did not require hospitalization. Bail was set at $50,000.

Huffman housing bill signed by gov Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sept. 1 a bill that could alleviate the affordable housing crunch towns such as Novato and San Rafael are facing in order to meet general-plan requirements passed down from the state. Introduced by Marin Assemblyman Jared Huffman, AB 1103 would allow foreclosed homes purchased by organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to count toward the affordable housing targets set by the Association of Bay Area Governments. Huffman said he is “very pleased” the governor recognized the need to reform the state’s approach to local housing elements. The issue of state-mandated affordable housing requirements became a hot-button topic in Novato last year after plans by the city to allocate housing elements in downtown neighborhoods raised the shackles of certain residents who equated lower-income homes with higher crime and drops in property values. County Supervisor Judy Arnold, whose District 5 includes Novato, applauded Huffman and the governor, saying the bill will make it “easier for Marin County to acquire existing housing that will count for our affordable housing quotas.” Not in the bill was Huffman’s previous proposal to create a process for cities and counties to apply for density default re-designations—that portion was removed last month while the bill went through the Assembly. But the Marin assemblyman has asked an advisory group at the Department of Housing and Community Development to analyze the impact of default densities for residential zoning and, according to a statement from Huffman’s office,“to give consideration to including housing for seniors in the framework for determining housing needs.” San Rafael baseball dodging brushback Think of it like a manager scratching a team’s big hitter from the lineup and replacing him with a scrappy backup. That’s sort of what Centerfield Partners is doing in its proposal to bring professional baseball to Albert Park in San Rafael. Rethinking their own offer to conduct in environmental impact report on baseball in the ‘burbs—it’d be expensive and the delay would cost them the 2012 season—Centerfield officials are now suggesting a scaled-down version of the plan they brought to the San Rafael Planning Commission last spring, which in its original form called for a three-year lease and Centerfield’s promise to modernize the 60-year-old field, spruce up the bathrooms and add seating for about 800 fans. But a neighborhood outcry over noise, traffic and any possible seedy elements that may come with bigger-time sports has brought something to the table far scarier than a 98 mph fast ball on the inside corner—lawyers. To quell the concerns of Gerstle Park residents near the B Street ballfield, Centerfield is now proposing a single-year lease with only 100 added seats and minor changes such as netting behind home plate and fencing behind the dugouts. Tiburon man convicted of soliciting arson A Marin resident who owns a hotel in Oakland was sentenced last week to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay a $60,000 fine for attempting to hire someone to burn his hotel down. According to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, Richard Earl Singer of Tiburon provided a check in the amount of $1,500 to a would-be arsonist last January on the condition that the person would set fire to the Hotel Menlo, a residential hotel Singer owned at 344 13th Street in Oakland. Unfortunately for the 45-year-old hotel owner, the would-be arsonist had already contacted the FBI about Singer’s scheme and was working as an informant. Investigators say he was seeking to incinerate the seven-story building in order to receive a high insurance payout. According to court documents, Singer told the informant that there were no fire alarms or fire escapes at the hotel and said calling in false alarms elsewhere in the area would slow the fire department’s arrival time at the scene. He also agreed to pay the informant a total of $65,000 after the hotel was successfully torched. At the time of the offense, a restaurant and a nail salon operated out of the first floor of the seven-story building. The Hotel Menlo is currently facing a civil suit that alleges the facility is uninhabitable; Singer also owns the Ridge Hotel on 15th Street in Oakland, which is facing similar litigation. Singer was arrested Jan. 14 and admitted to the crime; he pleaded guilty on June 22 to solicitation of a crime of violence. U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken handed down the 27-month sentence on Aug. 31 and also sentenced Singer to a three-year period of supervised release. SEPTEMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 11


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After 10 years, it’s time Americans took a clear look at the realities of the Long War by Tom H ayde n

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fter witnessing the first jetliner crash into the Twin Towers on that September 11 morning, a friend of mine’s wife and 7-year-old daughter fled to their nearby Manhattan loft and ran to the roof to look around. From there, they saw the second plane explode in a rolling ball of flaming fuel across the rooftops. It felt like the heat of a fiery furnace. Not long after, the girl was struck with blindness. She rarely left her room. Her parents worked with therapists for months, trying various techniques including touch and visualization, before the young girl finally recovered her sight. “The interesting new development,” my friend reports, “is that she no longer remembers very much, which she told

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me when I asked her if she would be willing to speak with you.” That’s what happened to America itself 10 years ago this Sunday on 9/11, though it might be charged that many of us were blinded by privilege and hubris long before. But 9/11 produced a spasm of blind rage arising from a pre-existing blindness as to the way much of the world sees us. That in turn led to the invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan again, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia—in all, a dozen “shadow wars,” according to the New York Times. In Bob Woodward’s crucial book, Obama’s Wars, there were already secret and lethal counterterrorism operations active in more than 60 countries as of 2009. From Pentagon think tanks came a new military doctrine of the “Long War,” a

counterinsurgency vision arising from the failed Phoenix program of the Vietnam era, projecting U.S. open combat and secret wars over a span of 50 to 80 years, or 20 future presidential terms. The taxpayer costs of this Long War, also shadowy, would be in the many trillions of dollars and paid for not from current budgets, but by generations born after the 2000 election of George W. Bush. The deficit spending on the Long War would invisibly force the budgetary crisis now squeezing our states, cities and most Americans. Besides the future being mortgaged in this way, civil liberties were thought to require a shrinking proper to a state of permanent and secretive war, and so the Patriot Act was promulgated. All this happened after 9/11 through democratic

default and denial. Who knows what future might have followed if Al Gore, with a half-million popular-vote margin over George Bush, had prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court instead of losing by the vote of a single justice? In any event, only a single member of Congress, Barbara Lee of Berkeley-Oakland, voted against the war authorization, and only a single senator, Russ Feingold, voted against the Patriot Act. Were we not blinded by what happened on 9/11? Are we still? Let’s look at the numbers we almost never see. FOG OF WAR As to American casualties, the figure now is beyond twice those who died in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., on 9/11. The casualties are rarely totaled, but they are broken down into three categories by the Pentagon and Congressional Research Service. There is Operation Enduring Freedom, which includes Afghanistan and Pakistan but, in keeping with the Long War definition, also covers Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Second, there is Operation Iraqi Freedom and its successor, Operation New Dawn, the name adopted after September 2010 for the 47,000 U.S. advisers, trainers and counterterrorism units still in Iraq. The scope of these latter operations includes Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. These territories include not only Muslim majorities but also, according to former CENTCOM Commander Tommy Franks, 68 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves and the passageway for 43 percent of petroleum exports, another American geo-interest that was heavily denied in official explanations. (See Michael Klare’s Blood and Oil and Antonia Juhasz’s The Bush Agenda for more on this.) A combined 6,197 Americans were killed in these wars as of Aug. 16, 2011, in the name of avenging 9/11, a day when 2,996 Americans died. The total American wounded has been 45,338, and rising at a rapid rate. The total number rushed by medevac out of these violent zones was 56,432. That’s a total of 107,996 Americans. And the active-duty military-suicide rate for the decade is at a record high of 2,276, not counting veterans or those who have tried unsuccessfully to take their own lives. In fact, the suicide rate for last year was greater than the American death toll in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The Pentagon has long played a numbers game with these body counts. Accurate information has always been painfully difficult to obtain, and there was a time when the Pentagon refused to count as Iraq war casualties any soldier who died from his or her wounds outside of Iraq’s airspace. Similar controversies have sur-


rounded examples such as soldiers killed in non-combat accidents. The fog around Iraqi and Afghan civilian casualties will be seen in the future as one of the great scandals of the era. Briefly, the United States and its allies in Baghdad and Kabul have relied on eyewitness, media or hospital numbers instead of the more common clustersampling interview techniques used in conflict zones like the first Gulf War, Kosovo or the Congo. The United Nations has a conflict of interest as a party to the military conflict, and acknowledged in a July 2009 U.N. human-rights report footnote that “there is a significant possibility that the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is underreporting civilian casualties.” In August, even the mainstream media derided a claim by the White House counterterrorism adviser that there hasn’t been a single “collateral,” or innocent, death during an entire year of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, a period in which 600 people were killed, all of them alleged “militants.” As a specific explanation for the blindness, the Los Angeles Times reported on April 9 that “Special Forces account for a disproportionate share of civilian casualties caused by western troops, military officials and human rights groups say, though there are no precise figures because many of their missions are deemed secret.” STICKER SHOCK OF WAR Among the most bizarre symptoms of the blindness is the tendency of most deficit hawks to become big spenders on Iraq and Afghanistan, at least until lately. The direct costs of the war, which is to say those unfunded costs in each year’s budget, now come to $1.23 trillion, or $444.6 billion for Afghanistan and $791.4 billion for Iraq, according to the National Priorities Project. But that’s another sleight-of-hand, when one considers the so-called indirect costs like long-term veterans’ care. Leading economists Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes recently testified to Congress that their previous estimate of $4- to $6-trillion in ultimate costs was conservative. Nancy Youssef, of McClatchy Newspapers in D.C., in my opinion the best war reporter of the decade, wrote recently that “it’s almost impossible to pin down just what the United States spends on war.” The president himself expressed “sticker shock,” according to Woodward’s book, when presented cost projections during his internal review of 2009. The Long War casts a shadow not only over our economy and future budgets, but our unborn children’s future as well. This is no accident, but the result of deliberate lies, obfuscations and scandalous accounting techniques. We are victims of an information warfare strategy waged deliberately by the Pentagon.

As Gen. Stanley McChrystal said much too candidly in February 2010, “This is not a physical war of how many people you kill or how much ground you capture, how many bridges you blow up. This is all in the minds of the participants.” David Kilcullen, once the top counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, defines “international information operations as part of counterinsurgency.” Quoted in Counterinsurgency in 2010, Kilcullen said this military officer’s goal is to achieve a “unity of perception management measures targeting the increasingly influential spectators’ gallery of the international community.” This new “war of perceptions,” relying on naked media manipulation such as the treatment of media commentators as “message amplifiers” but also high-technology information warfare, only highlights the vast importance of the ongoing WikiLeaks whistle-blowing campaign against the global secrecy establishment. Consider just what we have learned about Iraq and Afghanistan because of WikiLeaks: tens of thousands of civilian casualties in Iraq never before disclosed; instructions to U.S. troops not to investigate torture when conducted by U.S. allies; the existence of Task Force 373, carrying out night raids in Afghanistan; the CIA’s secret army of 3,000 mercenaries; private parties by DynCorp featuring trafficked boys as entertainment; and an Afghan vice president carrying $52 million in a suitcase. The efforts of the White House to prosecute Julian Assange and persecute Pfc. Bradley Manning in military prison should be of deep concern to anyone believing in the public’s right to know. The news that this is not a physical war but mainly one of perceptions will not be received well among American military families or Afghan children, which is why a responsible citizen must rebel first and foremost against The Official Story. That simple act of resistance necessarily leads to study as part of critical practice, which is as essential to the recovery of a democratic self and democratic society. Read, for example, this early martial line of Rudyard Kipling, the English poet of the white man’s burden: “When you’re left wounded on Afghanistan’s plains and the women come out to cut up what remains/ just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains/ And go to your God like a soldier.” Years later, after Kipling’s beloved son was killed in World War I and his remains never recovered, the poet wrote: “If any question why we died/ Tell them because our fathers lied.” A HOPE FOR PEACE An important part of the story of the peace movement, and the hope for peace itself, is the process by which hawks come to see their own mistakes. A bril-

Marin remembers As Marin marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks—which took the lives of county residents Lauren Grandcolas, Jeffrey Collman, Jack Keohane and Paul Sloan— several groups are playing host to events that offer reflection, healing and community togetherness. Ushering us into the weekend of remembrance are two collaborative literary events. The Marin School teams up with Granta Magazine to look back and look forward through a special issue dedicated to the 10-year anniversary. Granta artists share fiction, memoir, poetry, photography and reporting at both events. The first is Friday, Sept. 9, 10:30-11:35am at the Marin School, 100 Ebbtide Ave., Sausalito. The next is Friday, Sept. 9, at 7pm at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Both events are free. 415/339-9336. The Lutheran Church of Resurrection offers a Day of Remembrance and Reflection starting at 7am. A community prayer service, an indoor peace walk, an evening candlelight remembrance walk with music and reflective labyrinth walking are all offered. Lutheran Church of Resurrection, 1100 Las Gallinas Ave., Terra Linda. Free. For complete schedule, visit www.resurrectionlutheransanrafael.org or call 415/479-1334. The Ross Valley Fire Department incorporates a piece of steel from the fallen World Trade center site in a monument, which will be placed at the fire department headquarters. The dedication ceremony will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9:11am. Ross Valley Fire Department, 777 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. Free. 415/258-4686. Join Debra Chamberlin-Taylor and Kim Rosen at Spirit Rock Meditation Center for reflection through poetry, meditation, music, movement, writing and sharing. Sunday, Sept. 11, 9:30am-5pm, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre. $25-$108. 415/488-0164. Following the church’s 110th anniversary celebration and picnic at 10am in Corte Madera Town Park, Holy Innocents Episcopal Church offers an early evening memorial service. Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5pm at Holy Innocents, 2 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. Free. 415/924-4393. Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church offers a service of remembrance and hope at 10:30am, Sunday, Sept. 11, at 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. Free. 415/388-4456. San Rafael First United Methodist Church invites community members to participate in a service of remembrance followed by a march for peace. Participants are encouraged to wear blue scarves in solidarity with the women and children of Afghanistan. Sunday, Sept. 11, with the ceremony at 10:30am and march at 11:35am. San Rafael First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael. Free. 415/453-8716. Silence, music and sharing of sacred world religions are included at the Marin Interfaith Council’s Service for Peace. Sunday, Sept. 11, 4-5pm at Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. Free. RSVP to programs@marinifc.org. The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is holding a community prayer service in collaboration with St. Luke Presbyterian Church. Sunday, Sept. 11, 5pm, at 123 Knight Dr., San Rafael. Free. 415/456-0508. Fairfax Community Church holds a Tibetan bell ritual and labyrinth walk for peace Sunday, Sept. 11, 5-8pm. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. $15-$30 suggested donation. 415/454-6085.—Dani Burlison

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< 13 Eyes wide shut liant history/autobiography in this regard is Daniel Ellsberg’s Secrets, about his evolution from defense hawk to historic whistleblower during the Vietnam War. The one-time Mill Valley resident writes movingly about how he was influenced on his journey by contact with young men on their way to prison for draft resistance. The military occupation of our minds will continue until many more Americans become familiar with the strategies and doctrines in play during the Long War. Not enough Americans in the peace movement are literate about counterinsurgency, counterterrorism and the debates about “the clash of civilizations”—i.e., the West versus the Muslim world. The writings of Andrew Bacevich, a Vietnam veteran and retired Army lieutenant colonel whose own son was killed in Iraq in 2007, is one place to begin. Bacevich, a professor at Boston University, has written The New American Militarism and edited The Long War, both worth absorbing. For the military point of view, there is the 2007 Army-Marine Counterinsurgency Field Manual developed by Gen. Petraeus, with its stunning resurrection of the Phoenix model from Vietnam, in which thousands of Vietnamese were tortured or killed before media outcry and Senate hearings shut it down. David Kilcullen, Petraeus’ main doctrinal adviser, even calls for a “global Phoenix program” to combat

al Qaeda-style groupings. These are Ivy League calls to war, Kilcullen even endorsing “armed social science” in a New Yorker article in 2007. For a criticism of counterinsurgency and defense of the “martial spirit,” Bing West’s recent The Wrong War is a must-read. West, a combat Marine and former Pentagon official, worries that counterinsurgency is turning the Army into a Peace Corps, when it needs grit and bullets. “America is the last Western nation standing that fights for what it believes,” he roars. Not enough is being written about how to end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but experts with much to say are the University of Michigan’s Scott Atran (Talking to the Enemy) and former UK envoy Sherard Cowper-Coles (Cables from Kabul). Also there is my own 2007 book, Ending the War in Iraq, which sketches a strategy of grassroots pressure against the pillars of the policy (the pillars necessary for the war are public opinion, trillions of dollars, thousands of available troops and global alliances; as those fall, the war must be resolved by diplomacy). The more we know about the Long War doctrine, the more we understand the need for a long peace movement. The pillars of the peace movement, in my experience and reading, are the networks of local progressives in

hundreds of communities across the United States. Most of them are citizen volunteers, always immersed in the crises of the moment, nowadays the economic recession and unemployment. Look at them from the bottom up, and not the top down, and you will see: ● the people who marched in the hundreds of thousands during the Iraq War; ● those who became the enthusiastic consumer base for Michael Moore’s documentaries and the Dixie Chicks’ anti-Bush lyrics; ● the first to support Howard Dean when he opposed the Iraq war, and the stalwarts who formed the anti-war base for Barack Obama; ● the online legions of MoveOn who raised millions of dollars and turned out thousands of focused bloggers; ● the voters who dumped a Republican Congress in 2006 on the Iraq issue, when the party experts said it was impossible; ● the millions who elected Obama president by a historic flood of voluntary enthusiasm and get-out-the-vote drives; ● the majorities who still oppose the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and want military spending reversed. This peace bloc deserves more. It won’t happen overnight, but gradually we are wearing down the pillars of the war. It’s painfully slow, because the president is threatened by Pentagon

officials, private military contractors and an entire Republican Party (except the Ron Paul contingent), all of whom benefit from the politics and economics of the Long War. But consider the progress, however slow. In February of this year, Rep. Barbara Lee passed a unanimous resolution at the Democratic National Committee calling for a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan and transfer of funds to job creation. The White House approved of the resolution. Then 205 House members, including a majority of Democrats, voted for a resolution that almost passed calling for the same rapid withdrawal. Even the AFL-CIO executive board, despite a long history of militarism, adopted a policy opposing Afghanistan. The president himself is quoted in Obama’s Wars as opposing his military advisers, demanding an exit strategy and musing that he “can’t lose the whole Democratic Party.” At every step of the way, it must be emphasized, public opinion in congressional districts has been a key factor in changing establishment behavior. In the end, the president decided to withdraw 33,000 American troops from Afghanistan by next summer, and continue “steady” withdrawals of the rest (68,000) from combat roles by 2014. At this writing, it is unclear how many

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What is wrong with ice cream trucks parked on the street across from the school at 3pm? Stop hating ice cream. Are you a socialist? Benjamin Eichorn: Once food literacy has become a new academic standard for our students, ice cream and candy vendors will have less of an edge over vendors selling delicious fresh apples, nectarines, citrus and berries to kids after school. We could try to ban the trucks, but kids are sharp and they will find their junk food elsewhere. We need to get them to fall in love with fresh, delicious, locally grown food and begin to choose it over junk food. This transformation begins in the garden and kitchen classrooms where kids grow, harvest, cook and eat together, and compost their food waste, which fertilizes the garden.


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What have students living laboratory, which told you, good or bad, the garden provides. Marin Master Gardener about their experiTopics such as the life school garden event ence in the school cycle of a plant, weathWendy Johnson, author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, will garden or growing er, soil, erosion, polspeak about the school garden their own food? lution, environmental movement, including programs Kathy Carver: Frescience, habitat, insects she has visited nationally. Co-hostquently teachers hear and nutrition are just a ed by the Marin Master Gardener from students that coming few of the many ways School Gardens Committee and to the garden is one of the that classroom learnthe Marin School Garden Network. best parts of the day and ing can be enhanced by Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4:30-5:30pm, in kids are always eager to active observation and the Terrace Room at the Mill Valley be there. There’s no doubt hands-on activities in Community Center, 180 Camino that part of the excitement the garden. Alto, Mill Valley is in being let outside where they can move their What are some bodies, engage all their steps families can senses, and possibly pick and eat something. If take this school year to help bring kids are excited, though, they will be moti- change to school menus or support vated to learn, more engaged and thought- for school gardens? ful. Of course everyone now knows that “If BE: Family cooking nights have been a you grow it, you’ll probably eat it!” Students huge success in many school communities. are much more willing to taste something We must do all we can to dispel the myth if they actually assume the responsibility that healthy food takes too long to make of growing it. It’s the prize at the end, the and is too expensive. It can be cheap to eat reward of success, even if well and to eat locally, the reward is a spicy radyou just have to have ish that curls the hair on skills. Most parents don’t their noses! have the skills needed or the time to learn them to Many of these studo this. Inviting parents dents have grown up in for a family cooking on processed food and night where the kids don’t know where real have a separate cooking food comes from. How class and everyone eats do you keep kids interdinner and takes food ested and motivated to home for the coming learn about farming? week is a very innovative BE: A creative teacher solution to this dilemma. can make any science lesson come alive in the What are some tips garden. A creative teacher for parents and can also make literally any teachers who want to academic subject come to start a school garden life in the hands-on gar- A compost pile is just another day at the office or to keep one growden or kitchen setting. My to Ben Eichorn. ing strong? favorites are ancient hisKC: School gardens tory and life science. I love abound in our commuteaching about ancient nity. There are so many Egypt and Mesopotamia local heroes in Marin using the very crops and County. However, it’s Learning by doing technologies created not so much the initiaSome examples of long-term in those early cultures tion of a school garden success with garden programs which we use in the garprogram. It’s how are Novato Charter School, San den every day—wheat, the garden program Domenico, Marin Primary and onions, cabbage, the will be maintained Middle School, Edna Maguire, Tam wheel, irrigation, being and supported by the Valley and San Pedro. Some new some examples. In sciprincipal over the long programs are St.Vincent’s School ence, the compost piles term. There is a lot of for Boys, Willow Creek, MLK Middle are the best laboratories. excitement in starting School and Venetia Valley. Through compost kids a garden and parents can learn about the cyand administrators cle of matter, the flow of can ride this wave energy through a biological system and the for a while. If the garden program is to web of life—the intricate interrelationships succeed, however, the principal needs to of all living things. have a long-term vision for how to grow and maintain the program. If the teachHow do you blend in the science curers don’t feel support and recognition for riculum in the school garden? their efforts in the garden, the interest KC: The science curriculum is the easiest will slowly wane. ✹ of subjects to blend into California state Bug Annie at www.dirtdiva.com standards. There is a natural fit into the

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No ‘quarter’ for Maria Muldaur Mill Valley blues chanteuse shows her ‘steady love’ for the Big Easy by G r e g Cahill

driving collection of booty-shakin’ blues and soulful gospel songs by Greg Brown, K, let’s set the record straight. Despite Marin bluesman Elvin Bishop, Stephen Bruton, Eric Bibb, Bobby Charles and Percy widespread press reports to the Mayfield, among others. contrary (guilty!), blues singer Maria “So, you could say I’ve come full circle,” she Muldaur spent a lot of time in New Orleans over the past couple of decades, but her furni- adds, “because I did go back there to record this new album.” ture and most of her other belongings stayed And that N’awlins sound abounds. put in Mill Valley. The new album features keyboardist and “It’s funny, I’d bump into people on the street in Marin and they’d say, ‘I thought jazz youngblood Dave Torkanowsky, exNeville Brothers guitarist Shane Theriot, you moved to New Orleans,’ bassist Johnny Allen and then I’d run into people of the Subdudes and in New Orleans who also COMING SOON drummer Kenny thought I officially lived Blevins of John Hiatt’s Maria Muldaur & Her Redthere, too,” she says. “I mean, Hot Bluesiana Band perform sometimes backup starting in 1990, I did spend Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7pm, at band the Goners. a lot of time there and flirtthe 142 Throckmorton TheaMuldaur’s daughter, ed with the idea of moving tre in downtown Mill Valley. Jenni Muldaur, perthere. I was very seduced by $25, $35. 415/383-9600. forms backup vocals that town, but I never was oron two tracks. ganized enough to pull it off. The sheer power of “Only in my heart and these songs—especially the come-to-Jesus mind and soul.” inspiration of the Rev. W.H. Brewster’s “As an Her affinity for New Orleans can be heard throughout Muldaur’s newly released Eagle Stirreth in Her Nest”—grabs you from the first tasteful blues lick and never lets go. album, Steady Love (Stony Plain), a hard-

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“I thought it was a great idea to record in New Orleans again,” Muldaur says. “When I recorded [2008’s] Yes We Can, I imported a lot of those players to Sausalito, where I recorded that album. This time, I figured I’d just go back there.” The resulting music—the rolling rhythm of New Orleans piano blues, the early rock ’n’ roll of Bobby Charles’ epic “Why Are People Like That,” the bite of the region’s patented funk, a splash of Creole and a whole of lot of blues—suits Muldaur’s feisty vocals.

“If there’s any overarching theme on this album, it’s the high energy and the uplifting spirit—and I think that’s what people need right now.” And where does the new album fit into a career in its sixth decade that has taken this Greenwich Village native from her role fronting the folksy Jim Kweskin Jug band to a dizzying ride atop the pop charts to the country’s dance halls? “I see myself as just hitting my stride,” she says. “In the past couple of years, I’ve been getting more and more recognition in my favorite chosen genre, the blues and American roots music, and I always strive to become a better singer and better artist in every way. I keep working on it. “A lot of people who’ve heard this album tell me it just might be my best album yet,” she adds. “As long as people have that thought cross their mind, I figure I’m headed in the right direction.” ✹

›› SPiN OF THE WEEK Freak Flag (Yep Roc) Greg Brown Often wry, and sometimes tender, meditations on friends, family and domestic bliss (and not bliss) inform this new CD from singer/songwriter Greg Brown. Daughter Pieta Brown contributes one song (“Remember the Sun”) as does Brown’s wife, Iris DeMent (“Let the Mystery Be”). British rock guitar hero Mark Knopfler lends his tasteful licks to“Flat Stuff.”Guitarist Bo Ramsey produces and provides the textural soundscape.The title track, delivered in Brown’s trademark roadweary voice, is a best baby-boomer anthem and answer to Tea Party hysteria. A sonic balm for anyone who feels the world might be spinning off its axis. Grab hold.—GC Sing it to Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

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›› CiNEMARiN Movies in the county that Hollywood couldn’t tame…

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nce upon a time, Marin—hell, the whole country—was ribboned with single-screen movie theaters, neighborhood hangouts where you could enjoy the rambunctious pleasures of communal filmgoing in settings that ranged from the cozy to the grandiloquent, with red-velvet lobbies where murals and friezes and cupolas were as prevalent as Junior Mints and buttered popcorn. Then, as the automobile multiplied and darkened the landscape and begat the housing development and the strip mall, another bastard, the multiplex, came into being. Within its sterile concrete walls, erected at freeway exits far from human habitation, movies as bright and bland as the multiplexes themselves played on four, eight, 16, 24 screens 17 times a day, seven days a week: every distributor’s fever dream and a darkling metaphor for our easy, greedy new millennium. San Anselmo’s Hub-side movie palace bit the dust while homey little cinemas like the Marin, the Playhouse, the Sequoia and the Fairfax underwent architectural surgery to stay alive. And in the end, only two single-screens endured: the indestructible Cinema, and the Lark. The Lark was built in 1936 at the north end of Larkspur’s once notorious, always picturesque downtown district by William B. David, an architect who specialized in art deco movie theaters. (Among the 20 other cinemas he designed—about a third of them still standing—are the Varsity in Davis, the Regal in Ukiah and the absolutely dazzling Tower in Sacramento.) The theater served the town faithfully for more than six decades, bringing first-run fare like Silver Streak and The Fabulous Baker Boys to Magnolia Avenue and serving for a time as a pre-Rafael art and revival house for the California Film Institute; but after several years of dwindling receipts it closed its doors and remained closed for five years. Then local movie maven Bernice Baeza spearheaded a grassroots drive to reopen the old theater and restore it to its rightful place as Larkspur’s cultural cynosure. Half a million dollars was raised and volunteer architects, contractors, designers and just plain folks installed new neon lights, refurbished the entrance’s terrazzo floors, repainted the peeling walls, laid environmentally friendly and totally deco-y blackand-white carpeting, built new lounge and gallery areas, hand-restored the vintage lighting, painted a new mural and put in brand-new red velvet seats with state-ofthe-art cup holders. New 35mm and video

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In and out of production for over two decades, Williams’ masterpiece was all set for release in the early ‘90s when Warner Bros. killed the deal over fear of competition from ‘Aladdin.’

The Lark opened in 1936, the year of ‘Modern Times,’ ‘After the Thin Man’ and ‘Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.’

projection equipment was purchased and installed along with a Dolby sound system and a snack bar stocked with turkey dogs, organic popcorn, Peet’s coffee and local wines as well as Raisinets and Milk Duds. The Lark reopened in the summer of 2004 (and won the 2005 Art Deco Preservation Award from the California Art Deco Society to boot), and in 2007 the nonprofit Lark Theater organization raised enough money to purchase the building from its previous owners. Today the Lark offers an eclectic menu of first-run movies, independent films, documentaries, Hollywood classics, livebroadcast Super Bowl/World Cup/World Series parties, beamed-in performances from the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the National Theatre in London, special daytime shows for mothers and their nursing infants, fundraisers, panel discussions, live music, Sunday-brunch screenings, the annual Youth Film Festival and an Oscar Night party famous for its delectable noshes. (One especially enticing upcoming option is an Oct. 3 screening of John Huston’s noir-detective classic The Maltese Falcon introduced by Jeffrey Meyers, author of the new biography John Huston: Courage and Art.) See you at the movies! ✹ Slap Matt, he’ll take it and like it at mstafford@pacificsun.com.

Production on THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER began in 1964 and wrapped up 31 years later, under the harsh terms of a completion bond and some Miramax financing. The film got its world premiere in 1995, having by then entered Hollywood legend as the all-time Heaven’s Gate of animation, a landmark of artistic ambition and folly. Director Richard Williams’ Arabian Knight tale is a fantastically weird trip down the rabbit hole into the sensibility of the ’60s—a nice place to be—with golden-bulbed minarets, Blue Meanie brigands and resplendent backdrops from Errol Le Cain’s fine pen-and-ink orientalism to bedazzle the eye. It’s true that the surviving recut shows signs of a backer panic, with show tunes added on and that old studio favorite, the over-explaining narrator. But seeing all this raw craftsmanship go suddenly on display, right at the dawn of Pixar’s golden age, is like a fulfillment of Danny DeVito’s bet in Other People’s Money: The last buggy whip company around “will make the best damn buggy whip you ever saw.” Workprints, fan mixes and missing scenes abound, but a good DVD version can be had in most video stores (its North American debut in this format came a few years back as the prize in a box of Fruit Loops). Williams refuses to discuss the film, but 6-year-old Ida reports that it’s “the funniest movie in the world.”—Richard Gould

›› MADE iN MARiN

a look at the movies Marin made famous

Time After Time was a time-travel film from 1979 that found H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) in hot pursuit of Jack the Ripper (David Warner) in late ’70s San Francisco. (Wells is horrified to discover the future is not a socialist utopia, while Jack is impressed by modern society’s lust for violence.) Wells winds up romancing a bank clerk (Mary Steenburgen) and, in this scene, they enjoy a stroll through the coast redwoods of Muir Woods. Coast redwoods were facing radical depletion by the lumber industry by the early 20th century; the Sequoia Canyon where Muir Woods is today remained largely intact, however, due to the inaccessibility of its valley.—Jason Walsh


›› MOViES

Friday September 9 -Thursday September 15

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Ludivine Sagnier goes criminally corporate in ‘Love Crime,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

Apollo 18 (1:30) Blair Witch-y mockumentary about a heretofore undisclosed 1973 moon mission and the horrific circumstances that have prevented further excursions to the lunar surface. ● A Boy Called Dad (1:20) British drama about a 14-year-old new father determined to raise his child with plenty of tender loving care. ● Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (1:41) Listless checkout clerk Nick Swardson heads to Hollywood to enter the family business and become a porno movie actor. ● Captain America (2:04) Yet another comic book superhero hits the big screen, this one a 98 lb. weakling transformed into a Nazismashing World War II ultra-soldier. ● Colombiana (1:45) Professional assassin Zoe Saldana vows to hunt down and destroy the gangland boss responsible for her parents’ murder. ● Contagion (1:45) Steven Soderbergh thriller about a lethal, fast-moving airborne virus and the global race to contain and kill it; Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Matt Damon star. ● 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. ● The Debt (1:44) Retired Israeli secret agents Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson learn that their career-making arrest of a Nazi war criminal 30 years earlier might not have been entirely successful. ● Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1:40) Spunky Katie Holmes gets more than she bargained for when she unlocks the basement of her father’s spooky old mansion. ● The Globe Theatre Presents Henry VIII Direct from London it’s the Bard’s searching look at the oft-married monarch complete with backstage interviews and a mini-documentary on the revered old Globe itself. ● The Guard (1:36) A crusty Irish cop (Brendan Gleeson) is teamed with an uptight FBI agent (Don Cheadle) on a drug investigation with its comic sides. ● 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 Hedgehog (1:39) A reclusive Parisian ●

concierge with a passion for literature bonds with two of her tenants, a precocious young filmmaker and an elegant Japanese widower. ● The Help (2:17) The lives of three women on both sides of the cultural divide in 1960s Mississippi are examined in the film version of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel. ● Higher Ground (1:49) As a pregnant teen’s marriage unravels, she begins to question the spiritual teachings of her ultraconservative church; Vera Farmiga directs. ● Love Crime (1:46) A senior executive and her brilliant protégée take office politics to a whole new level in a steamy tale of manipulation, ambition and revenge. ● 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. ● National Theatre London: One Man, Two Guvnors Rollicking comedy about an out-of-work musician employed by both an East End killer and the killer’s victim, who’s really the victim’s sister and the killer’s girlfriend in drag. ● NEDs (2:04) A lower-class Scots teen falls in with a gang of violent, drug-addled delinquents. ● One Day (1:31) Two decades of romance between Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgiss are glimpsed on the same date each year. ● Our Idiot Brother (1:35) Three yuppie sisters on the brink come to realize that their trusting, easygoing mensch of a bro might have the right idea after all. ● Point Blank (1:24) A nurse with a kidnapped pregnant wife is given three hours to spring a crime boss from his locked-down hospital room. ● 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). ● Senna (1:46) Documentary about the legendary Brazilian Formula-One driver who won three world championships before his death at age 34. ● Shark Night (1:35) A troupe of nubile teens discover that the lake surrounding their island getaway is lousy with flesh-chomping sharks! ● Sholem Aleichem (1:33) Evocative documentary portrait of the beloved Jewish Ukrainian author (the creator of Tevye) and the turbulent times in which he lived. ● The Smurfs (1:40) Teensy cobalt-blue critters find themselves in midtown Manhattan, much to the bafflement of Neil Patrick Harris. ● Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (1:29) The fourth “D” is a scratch-andsmell card, which isn’t really a dimension and makes us fear further sequels. ● 30 Minutes Or Less (1:23) Two smalltown dweebs are forced into a (brief) life of crime by cops, assassins and a couple of wannabe gangsters. ● Warrior (2:19) Two pumped brothers compete for glory and moolah in a brutal mixedmartial-arts tournament of champions.

›› MOViE TiMES 30 Minutes or Less (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 4:25, 9:15 ❋ A Boy Called Dad (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 Apollo 18 (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:35, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:30, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:35 Sun 2:10, 4:40, 7:20 Mon-Thu 5, 7:40 ❋ Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:40, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) ★★★ Century Northgate 15: 1:15, 7:15; 3D showtimes at 4:20, 10 Colombiana (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12, 2:30, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25 ❋ Contagion (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11, 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8:20, 9:40 Sun-Thu 11, 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:05 Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 1:35, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 The Debt (R) ★★★ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10 Sat-Sun 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:50 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:25 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R)

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Century Northgate 15: 1:55, 6:50 ❋ The Globe Theatre Presents Henry VIII (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 6:30 The Guard (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:05 Sun-Wed 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 Thu 2:55 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13) ★★★★ Century Northgate 15: 1, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 4:15, 9:55 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8:20 Sun 3:30 The Hedgehog (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 The Help (PG-13) ★★ Century Cinema: Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20 Century Regency 6: 11:40, 12:35, 3:55, 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:25, 3:40, 7:05, 10:20 Higher Ground (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:25, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11:25, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40 ❋ Love Crime (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Midnight in Paris (PG-13) ★★★1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:50, 9:25 Sun 4:50 Mon-Thu 5:10 Lark Theater: Fri, Sun 6:15 Sat 3:30 Mon-Wed 7:30 Thu 3:15 ❋ National Theatre London: One Man, Two Guvnors (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Thu 7:30 NEDs (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 One Day (PG-13) ★1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:15 Sat-Sun 11:15, 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Mon-Thu

6:45, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Our Idiot Brother (R) ★★1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sat 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sun 3, 5:15, 7:30 Mon-Wed 5:15, 7:30 Point Blank (R) CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 2:20, 7:10 Mon-Thu 7:30 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:35, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:35, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 10 Senna (PG-13) ★★★ Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon, Wed 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sun 2:30, 4:45, 9:15 Tue, Thu 4:45, 9:15 Shark Night (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 3:05, 5:25; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 7:55, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 2:35, 5:05; 3D showtimes at 12:10, 7:25, 9:50 ❋ Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Fri, Sun 1:30 Sat 6 Mon-Thu 5:20 The Smurfs (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 4:30, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 2, 6:55 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 4:50, 9:20; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:10 Warrior (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:15

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

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

Film Night in the Park presents Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot,’ Friday at 8pm in Mill Valley’s Old Mill Park; info, 272-2756 or filmnight.org.

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Live music 09/04: Jazz Jam Session with Steve Nelson Trio Chris Amberger, bass; Keith Saunders, piano. Bring your instrument and join the jam. 1-5pm. Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill & Bar , 1535 South Novato Blvd, Novato . www.ghiringhellisnovato.com

09/09: Audrey Moira Shimkas and Chris Pimental Jazz/pop vocal and guitar duo. 7-10pm. No cover. Ghiringhelli , 1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 847-8331. www.ghiringhellisnovato.com 09/09: Firewheel Rock. In the Smokehouse Lounge. 8:30-10pm. Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. www.thesouthernacific.com

09/09: Suzanne Ciani and Julio Mazziotti Electronic music champion, pianist/composer Suzanne Ciani and Argentinian pianist/composer Julio Mazziotti to share an evening of solo piano. A great opportunity to see these special musicians in an intimate, local environment. 8pm. $30-40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 09/09: The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Over the top comic lounge singer Bud E. Luv beloved for his hilariously cheesy antics and swingin’ renditions of rock and pop hits. 9pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 09/10: Kyle Alden Folk, acoustic. CD Release Show. Poetry by W.B. Yeats set to music. Folk band Euphonia opens. 9:30-11:45pm. $10. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

09/10: The Tickets Band Rock&Roll Party Dance cover songs, original rock. 8:30-11:30pm. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina/Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 09/10: VIIV Launch Party World class DJ talent spinning house music all night long. 9pm. $10-13 George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 09/11: Groove Society Part of the Tunes on the Outdoor Terrace music series. Blues, R&B. Members have played with Etta James, Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker. Bring food, cash bar, all ages show. 2-5pm. Free. Magnolia Terrace Elks Club, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 721-7661.

09/11: Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band CD release celebration. 7pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

09/12: Marianne Aya Omac with Joan Baez With Gabriel Harris (Rhythm Village), percussion. 7:30pm. $28-40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 09/13: Noel Jewkes Invitational jazz jam. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 09/14: Dick Fregulia Trio “Bill Evans Tribute and CD release celebration.” With local gem Fregulia, piano; Piro Patton, bass; Bill Moody, drums. 7:30-10:30pm. Free. osteria divino, 37 Caledonia St., Sausalito, 331-9355. 09/14: Rattlebox With lovely, local masters Lorin Rowan, guitar/vocals; Barry Sless, pedal steel, and Doug Harman, cello. 8pm. Iron Springs

BEST BET Seeding’s believing World-renowned environmental heroine VANDANA SHIVA visits Marin next week to discuss sustainable farming practices and native seed sovereignty with Gardening at the Dragon Gate author Wendy Johnson. Shiva is well known for her advocacy on behalf of farmers and food safety primarily in her native India, where she has worked tirelessly with her international organization, Navdanya. A pioneer in the modern-day seed-saving movement, Shiva is a leading light to farmers facing increas- Shiva’s plowing over Big Ag on behalf of ing pressure to “modernize” through the per- Indian farmers. suasive pressure to purchase and introduce genetically engineered crops from mega-agriculture companies like Monsanto. Shiva’s visit is sponsored by Point Reyes Books and Marin Organic and includes an optional pre-lecture, local organic meal. Vandana Shiva spreads the seeds of love Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7pm (reception with meal 5-7pm) at Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. Lecture only, $20; reception and lecture, $45. For tickets, visit www.ptreyesbooks.com or call 415/663-1542.—Dani Burlison 28 PACIFIC SUN SEPTEMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

Firewheel blazes a trail into the Southern Pacific Smokehouse this Friday. Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com

09/14: Teja Gerken, Matthew Montfort, Jeff Titus Acoustic guitar showcase with three of Marin’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. 9-11:30pm. No cover. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 09/15: Sarah Wilson Quintet Jazz. Wilson, trumpet, vocals; Charlie Burnham, violin; John Schott, electric guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Matt Wilson, drums. 8pm. $18-21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

09/16: Commander Cody Band, Gentry Bronson Band American roots music. 9pm. $25-30. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 09/16: Tom Rigney and Flambeau Roots, cajun/zydeco. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

Concerts

speare Company. A zany, irreverent three-man romp through the annals of our nation’s past, featuring scenes of recent historical events. See website for complete schedule of performances. 8pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org Through 09/25: The Tempest A magical, mysterious exploration of revenge, forgiveness and the transitory nature of dreams. Director Jon Tracy brings his own brand of magic to this enchanting romance. See website for all dates. 8pm. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Comedy 09/09: Dan Goodman’s Nonsense and Verse One-man show with celebrated showman, actor, author, poet, hambone Hamlet and friend of misguided aliens. 8pm. $24-36. Showcase Theater, Marin Civic Center, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. www. marincenter.org

09/11: Double Take Courtyard concert. Violin

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duo. Shaina Evoniuk and Natasha Makhijani. 2-4pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org

09/08-11/15: Durwood Zedd Photographs,

Theater/Auditions Through 09/11:‘Seven Guitars’ 8pm Sept. 9-10; 2pm Sept. 10-11. 7pm Sept. 11. $20-55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-3569. www.marintheatre.org 09/15:‘One Man,Two Guvnors’ Musical by Richard Bean. Based on “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding. 7:30pm. $30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia, Larkspur. 924-5111. www.larktheater.net Through 09/18:‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ Directed by Michele Delattre. Presented by the Curtain Theatre. Sept. 10-11 and 17-18. Family friendly. 2pm. Free. Old Mill Park, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. www.curtaintheatre.org

Through 09/25:‘How the Other Half Loves’ Presented by the Novato Theater Company. Showtimes 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 3pm Sun. $12-22. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 883-4498. www.novatotheatercompany.org

Through 09/25: The Complete History of America (Abridged) Presented by Marin Shake-

paintings. Reception 5:30-7pm Sept. 8. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 09/09-10/22: Teresa Dong Exhibition Paintings. 10am-5:30pm. Free. The Painters Place, 1139 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 461-0351. www.thepaintersplace.com

09/09-10/29: 2011 Biannual Juried Exhibition Exhibition of works by Marin and Bay Area artists. Juried by Carole Beadle, CCA and Collegeof Marin. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. www.falkirkculturalcenter.org

09/09: 2nd Fridays San Rafael Art Walk Discover art, wine, live entertainment and more every month downtown. Art Walk is free. Buy wine tasting tickets to support this community event and sample premier wines. 5-8pm. Downtown San Rafael, Fourth St and beyond, San Rafael. 451-8119. www.2ndfridaysartwalk.com 09/11-09/29: Kathy Beckerley Recent paintings and watercolors. Reception 4-7pm Sept. 11. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 (#) 252. www.sgvcc.org 09/15-10/06: Create Art by the Creek “The California Landscape in Acrylic” with Bernard Hea-


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ley. Learn to paint and find your own style while capturing the natural beauty of California landscapes. All levels. 2-4pm. $80 for 4 Classes. Dropin $23 The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us Through 04/01/2012: Gordon Cook Paintings, works on paper and sculpture. Depictions of the S.F. Bay, water tanks and domestic icons. Free. George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco. 397-9748 . www.georgekrevskygallery.com/

Through 09/09: Marin Arts Photography Contest and Exhibit Photographs including landscapes, digitally manipulated print works. 11-6pm. Free. Marin Arts, 906 4th St., San Rafael. 666-2442. www.marinarts.org

Through 09/17: Benefit Art Auction Preview 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

Through 09/18:‘13th Annual G.R.O. Box Show’ Closing party 2-3pm Sept. 18. With live auction starting at 3 pm 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org

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KRCB Honors 9/11 In September Highlights from the day’s memorial events marking the sites of the attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. Thursday, September 15 at 9 PM – Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero Since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the questions still linger—including perhaps the ultimate question: Where was God on September 11th?

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Monday, September 19 at 8 PM – NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Engineering Ground Zero follows the five-year construction of the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial.

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Through 09/30: Dan Breaux and Victor Stangenberg Sculpture, home furnishings exhibtion. 2-4:30pm. Toby’s Feed Barn, Main St., Point Reyes Station. 662-2048. www.tobysfeedbarn.com Through 10/02:‘Visual Encounters’ JoAnn Coffino, paintings. Gallery Hours 2-6pm Mon.Sat. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.org Through 10/07:‘Fiber Unlimited’ Wendy Lilienthal, paper and textile collage works. Phyllis Thelen, recycled art and natural fiber works. 8am-7pm. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 S. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000.

Through 10/09: California Watercolor Association Exhibition “42nd National Exhibition”

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life inside two townships of South Africa, Soweto and Alexandra. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary , 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org Through 09/29: Zachary Gilmour Monotypes and monoprints. Reception 4-7pm Sept. 11. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 . www.sgvcc.org

juried show. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Society of Artist Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. www.marinsocietyofartists.org

Talks/Lectures 09/10: River Boat Travel Talk River cruise expert Chris Sisemore speaks on “Russia (and Other Places) by River,” describing a recent trip on the Volga. 3-4pm. Free. San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 485-3321. 09/12: Sausalito Historical Society Talk “The Names Behind the No Name Bar.” With Neil Davis, proprietor of the legendary saloon during its heyday, 1959-1973. After Neil’s talk, there will be a fun auction. 5-7pm. $20-25. Seahorse Caffe, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 289-4117. www.sausalitohistoricalsociety.com 09/13: How to Use Irresistible but Unusual Fabric National Quilt Association certified teacher Sandy Turner will discuss and demonstrate examples delightfully difficult fabrics that have been incorporated into a pictorial quilt. 8-9pm. $5. Aldersgate Church, 1 Wellbrock Heights, San Rafael. 499-8171.

09/14: Business Edge Breakfast with Betsy Myers Myers discusses leadership tactics from her book “Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.” 7:30am. $25. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Readings 09/09: Clark Blaise Blaise presents his novel “The Meagre Tarmac.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 09/09: Granta Magazine Event Readings/ discussions with Elmaz Abinader, Jonathan Curiel, Adam Johnson and Kieran Ridge. The latest issue of Granta, Granta 116: 10 Years Later, will examine the global consequences of the attacks on September 11, 2001. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 09/10: Alice Waters “40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering.” CUESA kitchen with Alice Waters in conversation with Patricia Curtan. 9:30am. Free. Ferry Building, CUESA Kitchen, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 835-1020. www.bookpassage.com 09/10: Ellen Crosby “Sauvignon Secret: A Wine Country Mystery.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

09/10: Uncommon Grace: Julian Guthrie Guthrie presents “The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church & Found Their Faith.” How a group of Catholics in San Fran-

BEST BET Two but for fortune Far from her years as a humble street musician and gospel singer in Montpellier, France, MARIANNE AYA OMAC’s presence as a songwriter and musical performer has caught the attention of thousands around the globe. Lending her soulful voice to a variety of cultural music styles, Omac brings an eclecticism similar to that of the and Baez will folk-rock the house Sept. 12 late Lhasa de Sela’s multi-lingual music Omac at 142 Throck. with a twist of her own unique energy and style. First inspired to sing and play guitar after being gifted a Joan Baez album as a child, Omac has recently recorded an album with Baez, and this week the two women—along with Baez’s son, percussionist Gabriel Harris—offer a rare and lovely treat to folk music lovers. Marianne Aya Omac, and special guest Joan Baez, will play 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30pm. $28-40. 415/383-9600.—Dani Burlison


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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You may on occasion be picky and dramatic this week. It’s not always charming, but it definitely gets you noticed. Like last week, hard work and focus continue to add to your net worth. Meantime, you’re prone to get a little moody over the weekend when the Full Moon illuminates your emotional baggage. Check the luggage tag—this baggage does belong to you, so there is no point in projecting it on anyone else... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) The planetary party in your house of romance and entertainment provides a welcome relief from strife this week. Check out any concerts, art openings or chic restaurants where you can either take your current love or (if you’re single) look for a new one. With jovial Jupiter enhancing your sense of humor, you’re in demand. Instead of being the object of contention, enjoy being the object of affection. It’s definitely more fun. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) On Friday, your ruler (Mercury) helps you understand any recent friction you’ve had with family members. You’re perceptive and in touch with your deepest feelings Monday—a particularly good day for psychotherapy, in case you’re so inclined. Someone from your past may mysteriously appear sometime this week. OK, it may not be all that mysterious, but it could allow a few old secrets to resurface... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) The mystical Pisces Full Moon on Sunday and Monday may inspire you to try a little natural magic. Whether you’re attempting a spell or simply communicating with Mother Nature, there is lunar energy in the air. Tuesday and Wednesday are far less magical as the Moon (your ruler) encounters a bit of hostility from a couple of powerhungry planets. OK. Where’s that repelling potion when you really need it? LEO (July 22 - August 22) The extravagant Sun and hedonistic Venus in your spending house make it practically dangerous to get within 100 feet of a shopping mall, Mercedes dealership or any wine shop carrying your favorite champagne. “Frugal” has never been one of your attributes, but right now you can’t even do “moderate.” If your credit card balance is getting close to the size of the national debt, stay home and drink sparkling water from your crystal champagne glasses. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) It continues to be your party as the most captivating planets illuminate your personality house. For a change, you should expect to BE pampered instead of doing the pampering. Motivating Mars in your house of hopes and dreams urges you to start working on your future. Make a list (organized into the various compartments of life) with little check boxes to keep track of what’s been done and what still needs to be done. Both you AND Mars will be happy. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) It’s not easy having pragmatic Saturn in your sign at the same time that your ruler (pleasurable Venus), the dramatic Sun and curious Mercury are bringing fantastic visions to your imagination. It’s like riding on a magic carpet and being told to wear a seatbelt. As one who wants to please all the planets all the time, you politely fasten your safety belt—only to find that you’re missing the view. Darn Saturn—spoiling your fun once again. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) The luscious Harvest Moon lights up your house of romance and creativity on Sunday and Monday. You are encouraged to express your true feelings via a declaration of love—or by using one of your artistic talents. Monday is particularly powerful for you as your ruler (perceptive Pluto) is in sync with clever Mercury, bringing a character-enhancing blend of intellect and intuition. Whether you’re running for office or playing the stock market, you’re probably in luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) A trio of planets occupies your house of fame and professional status. This may be your chance to get a write-up in the local paper— hopefully for something besides getting a speeding ticket while bicycling. Anyway, expect to be photographed while you experience your 15 minutes. That means attiring yourself in the right clothes, combing your hair and possibly even wearing something besides bike shoes on your feet. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) As mentioned previously, you are experiencing a very long visit of transforming Pluto to your sign. You may have glimpses of what makeovers are ahead, but you won’t have a clear vision of what changes have transpired until you’ve moved from the cocoon stage to the resulting butterfly. (Depending on your birthday, this could happen soon or not for another 10 years.) I know how painful metamorphosis can be, which is why I’m reminding you that there is a purpose—as well as a lovely finale. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) It’s OK if you need to take a little nap now and then. You’ve been overestimating your own stamina for quite some time now. Reality is catching up with you. I know, I know. I’m the one who told you to exercise. But, did I suggest you exercise, start your latest entrepreneurial project, go out salsa dancing every night AND entertain houseguests? No, certainly not. You’ve got Mars to blame for that. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Restless Mercury has moved into your relationship house. For some of you, this simply brings a desire to break from your normal routines and go to interesting places with your sweetie. Others may decide that your significant other is too critical or asks too many questions. If you are the former, you only need to put on your favorite pair of walking shoes. For the latter, you might want to find your running shoes and escape while you can... ✹ Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 34 PACIFIC SUN SEPTEMBER 9– SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127432 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALTA MIRA RECOVERY CENTERS, LLC., 125 BULKLEY AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: ALTA MIRA RECOVERY CENTERS, LLC., 125 BULKLEY AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127498 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as YAZY CONSTRUCTION AND MARINE SERVICES, 26 HAWTHORNE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: DAVID ESPARZA, 26 HAWTHORNE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 9, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127502 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BABY WORLD SAN RAFAEL, 514 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALDO CABELLO, 397 MORAGA AVE., PIEDMONT, CA 94611; CRISTINA CABELLO, 397 MORAGA AVE., PIEDMONT, CA 94611. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 9, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127548 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JOHN HAMEL & ASSOCIATES, 70 MITCHELL BLVD. #103, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JOHN MARC HAMEL, 28 UPPER OAK DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; JUDITH ELLYN SHEPPARD, 28 UPPER OAK DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 15, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127560 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AME PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, 88 BUENA VISTA AVE. APT #34, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: ALEXIS MARTIN ESPINOZA TERCERO, 88 BUENA VISTA AVE. APT #34, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 16, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127558 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALAN’S CONSTRUCTION, 131 ROSS ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALAN POOLE, 131 ROSS 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 August 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127556 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE MAT COIN LAUNDRY, 2416 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: RONALD A. GONSALVES, 1325 GRAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; HERMILA R. GONSALVES, 1325 GRAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on

August 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127466 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INDIE DESIGN, 58 SPRUCE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: AMFULL ENTERPRISES, 58 SPRUCE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 4, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127583 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FIVE CORNERS GROUP, 875 FOURTH ST. SUITE 5, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FIVE CORNERS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC., 875 FOURTH ST. SUITE 5, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127554 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ARTISTIC VISIONS, 8 POPPY PLACE, NOVATO, CA 94949: LAILA OLSEN, 8 POPPY PLACE, NOVATO, CA 94949. 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 August 16, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127596 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as APROPOS-TRANSITIONS, 310 HARBOR DRIVE, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: MATTHEW C. WIVELL, 310 HARBOR DRIVE, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 22, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127597 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as QUAIL RUN CARE HOMES. 143 MABRY WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: YVETTE DEN HELD, 143 MABRY WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 22, 2011. (Publication Dates: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127481 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NEWTONMICRO; BLM BUILDERS, 756 SUN LANE, NOVATO, CA 94947: JASON KEITH BAGGS, 756 SUN LANE, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 5, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127483 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE MARIN DOULA COLLECTIVE, 155 ALDER AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: THE MARIN DOULA COLLECTIVE, LLC, 155 ALDER AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 8, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127505 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JOLIE EVENTS, 11 COUNCIL CREST DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: SILVANA A VECCHIOLA, 11 COUNCIL CREST DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. 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 August 10, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127629 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE RANCH (3), 695 A EAST BLITHDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RAINEY, YVONNE, 128 MORNING SUN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; ADE, ANDREAS, 128 MORNING SUN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127665 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOXYSOCKS.COM, 69 SUMMIT DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: ROBERT MANNICHE, 69 SUMMIT DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127663 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PAPER PUNK, 21 CORTE MADERA AVE. STE 1, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: LO-RES LABS LLC, 21 CORTE MADERA AVE. STE 1, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 24, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127641 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FOURTH STREET PRESS, 882 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JOHN A GODSEY, 500 RIVIERA CIRCLE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939; PATRICIA A GODSEY, 500 RIVIERA CIRCLE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 26, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127665 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STUDIOLO, 411 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: SUZANNE F ROGER, PO BOX 368, STINSON BEACH, CA 94970. 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 September 1, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127577 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARINWOOD HAULING SERVICE, 139 MERRYDALE RD. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: LUIS A TRUJILLO, 139 MERRYDALE RD. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 18, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127649 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NICASIO VALLEY CHEESE COMPANY; NICASIO VALLEY FARMSTEAD CHEESE COMPANY; NICASIO CHEESE COMPANY, 999 ANDERSEN DR. #155, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NICASIO VALLEY CHEESE CO. INC, 999 ANDERSEN DR. #155, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 25, 2008. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 29, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011)

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Public Notices Continued from Page 34 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127676 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CALIFORNIA FIT SOURCE, 327 GOLDEN GATE AVE., RICHMOND, CA 94801: JOHN DOUGLAS DELUNA, 327 GOLDEN GATE AVE., RICHMOND, CA 94801; PATRICIA JUNE DELUNA, 327 GOLDEN GATE AVE., RICHMOND, CA 94801. This business is being conducted by co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011)

997 All Other Legals STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 30402 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): BUZZCUTS.TV, 262 WOODLAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: February 25, 2011. Under File No: 126182. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): THOMAS P. SCHWEEN, 262 WOODLAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on August 11, 2011. (Pacific Sun: August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1104283. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CAITLYN LITTLEPAGE BIRER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CAITLYN LITTLEPAGE BIRER to CAITLYN ANGELINA LITTLEPAGE. 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: October 25, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. 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: August 26, 2011 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1101979. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ALENA VUNAKECE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ALENA VUNAKECE to ALENA VUNAKECE VOSA. 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: October 7, 2011, 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: May 23, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011)

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My boyfriend lives in Germany, and I’m in Switzerland (a one-hour plane ride away). His close female friend is getting married, and I’m not invited to the wedding. Last spring, when we were broken up for three months, he had a fling with the bride’s friend. As a courtesy to the fling woman, I’m blacklisted. Last summer, when we got back together, I asked that he clear up things with his fling immediately, which he agreed to do. Our relationship grew stronger for a couple weeks, and then I learned he was going on vacation with her. (He had already booked the trip and didn’t want to cancel!) Fun fact: He wrote me a postcard while away with her. I was incredibly hurt. Only when I screamed at him afterward did he muster the courage to break up with her. Since then, he has been nothing short of wonderful and tells me I’m “the one.” I love him, but I’m feeling humiliated by this wedding situation. He has promised to try to persuade the bride to invite me but feels he shouldn’t miss her wedding.—The Girlfriend

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What kind of man sends his girlfriend a postcard from his sex vacation with his fling? Well, probably one who got to the gift shop too late to buy her an “I Cheated On You At Euro Disney” snow globe or an “I Had Sex With Another Woman At Lake Lucerne” bobblehead. Happily, you report that the guy’s been “nothing short of wonderful” postvacation—save for how quick he was to throw you under the wedding bus “as a courtesy” to his ex-sex friend. Your boyfriend—let’s call him “Werner von Bendover”—is a suckup of legendary proportions. As hurtful as this has been for you, he probably isn’t driven by malevolence, just a crushing need to be liked. This is tough to overcome because it typically traces back to parents who gave conditional love (“I’ll love you, you rotten kid, if you dry the dishes”). He has no problem saying no to you—probably because he feels secure that you love him—but for everyone else, it’s “Shall I lick your boots or just use my toothbrush and a little soapy water?” A people-pleaser is an emotional chameleon, constantly transforming himself into the person he thinks other people want him to be. If your boyfriend ever had values and opinions of his own, they’re probably so long gone that he has no idea how to find them. (Too bad you can’t look them up on Facebook like an old school chum: “Hey, whassup?!”) It was only when you made some squeak of objection about the vacation plans—letting old Werner know he’d displeased you—that he flew into action. He wasn’t about to cancel and disappoint “the other woman” and his travel agent just to preserve the dignity of the woman he (supposedly) loves. But, he did loop you in with a postcard: “Gerta wore her milkmaid outfit today. Wish you were here!” Don’t you think you deserve a man who treats you more like “the one” than the one he sells out first? If so, the only German you should be with now is a German shepherd—one you borrow to help you search for the word “dealbreaker,” which seems to have been kidnapped from your vocabulary. Likewise, if you find this man “wonderful,” it’s because you’ve downgraded your idea of wonderful, and you’d best take a long, wonderful bath in raw sewage so you can contemplate how you’ll keep yourself from engaging in anything so wonderful ever again. A woman I ran into mentioned an affair she had with a man we both know and revealed that he’s had many affairs with different women over the past five years. This man’s wife is a friend. (We teach at the same school.) Do I tell her about her philandering husband?—Disturbed The average wife doesn’t snoop through her husband’s cell phone history because she has a funny feeling that he’s got three other families in three other states or that he’s a weekend serial killer who dresses up as a clown. But, the possibility that a husband might cheat has to cross every wife’s mind. Although a whole lot of wives would want to be told, don’t assume that of all wives. If this guy is having serial affairs, he’s probably leaving serial evidence—or at least some evidence. Maybe for this wife, the most comfortable sex position is “head in the sand.” Avoid setting yourself up as the cheating husband news agency unless you know her pretty well—well enough to know whether their marital arrangement is the traditional “Forsake all others...” or “Forsake all others except on Tuesdays when the EconoLodge has a really good deal.” ✹

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