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›› LETTERS Patio faux pas Good review of Le Chalet Basque [“For Whom the Basque Tolls,” Nov. 4]! But, you should have also mentioned how pleasant it is to have lunch on the patio. Since it’s usually warmer there than in Southern Marin, I like to go there to enjoy both the food and the sunshine. Nina Meister, Sausalito

His ‘Quilt’ runneth over In regards to last week’s cover story [“The Korty Quilt,” Nov. 4]. Stinson Beach was a very lonely place for a city kid to spend weekends. My working home was on Bernal Heights in the Mission but Mom and Dad had spent years with the Henry Miller clan of Anderson Creek in Big Sur. Stinson was Mom and Dad’s return to Godhead. At that time in my life, Stinson and the highway that took us there was the bane of my existence. I had few friends in Stinson, just two surfer brothers who have both since left this Earth in an LSD caravan. I spent my weekends fantasizing about gnomes, giants and wanton women whom I hoped would walk the beach searching for adventure. I always planned to meet up with them. One weekend, Dad insisted I go down to the Community Center. A “filmmaker” by the name of John Korty was showing Marx Brothers movies on Saturday nights. Plagued by social anxiety, my father knew that only paternal force would work with me. Movie men of comedy were my only real pleasure at that age: Abbott and Costello, the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers. In the nearly empty room was this skinny blond college kid in a corduroy jacket standing next to his projector. He just finished threading a

16mm film up and started to run it. I wondered why the hell he would bother. When the lights went out I knew it was safe to go in and find a seat. An hour and a half later, I burst back into our “living room” at the top of Belvedere Avenue and timidly announced my intentions to my parents: “I’m going to make funny movies that are for kids just like John Korty does!” Thank you, John Korty. I’ve spent the last 20 years lighting and shooting film and video for broadcast television; Ollie and Ronnie in Washington, crocodiles for Nat Geo in Venezuela, tornado chasers for Discovery in the U.S., murderers and serial killers for Dateline NBC, marionette shows in Australia, Bill’s Monica for Diane Sawyer and ABC News, explosives experts in coal mines in France and Wales. I’ve loved every minute. Thank you for your sudden appearance and the quiet inspiration you gave a lonely and bored “weekender” kid so many years ago.


TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Novato doctor hands in stethoscope An 81-year-old Novato doctor has surrendered his license to practice medicine to settle a state medical board case stemming from alleged criminal sexual molestation charges. .... Steve Jobs, The Biography Walter Isaacson has penned a biography on the boy/man genius, Steve Jobs that blew my socks off. When I wasn’t cursing his bad manners, I was tearing up over the pain he was ... Marin progressives to send message to ‘super committee’ MoveOnMarin--the local branch of the nationwide progressive group planning its latest demonstration in downtown

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This is what we call ‘spliffing hairs’... “Pot” is a prejudicial term with negative connotations [“Feds Smoking Out Fairfax Pot Club,” Nov. 11]. “Cannabis” is the proper term to use. Dale Parker, Temecula

And they say pop-art criticism died with Lawrence Alloway... Regarding your recent headline-pun item on the New York Daily News headline “Nut Bolts, Screws” [“But Did He Eat, Shoot and Leave?” Nov. 11]. Here’s another: Circa 1960, there were several tropical-themed network TV series on the air (Hawaiian Eye, Surfside Six, etc.). One, Adventures In Paradise,

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concerned the skipper of the schooner Tiki in the South Seas. One TV critic, who thought the boat was the best part of the show, wrote, “No Tiki, no watchee!” Kimberly Clark, Greenbrae

Bruce took the Westbound We used to have a leader of our birdwatching walks around Las Gallinas pond on Thursday mornings. Sometimes people would ask Bruce, our leader, about the train. He was a very nice old guy, but he always raised his voice and listed the cities he had lived in. “I lived in New York and Tokyo and London and Paris—these cities have trains because the people live in high-rise buildings. They don’t drive to the station, they walk half a block.” And on and on. We still walk around the pond and the so-called SMART train controversy reminds many of us how much we miss Bruce. All the train is good for is creating political plum jobs and contracts for connected scoundrels. Big surprise, eh? David Weinstock, Fairfax

The Marin-Humboldt disconnect spelled out for all to see... Regarding last week’s cover illustration [“Toto, I Don’t Think We’re In Marin’s 6th Congressional District Anymore!” Nov. 11] What do the Harlem Globetrotters The offending, highly and your illustrator’s ironic image. spelling of “Humboldt” have in common? They’re both lacking “D”! Ba, dum... cha!

It’s nice to know the Marin County Board of Supervisors is concerned about the safety of county residents and is considering a ban on smoking in apartments and condominiums because of the health effects of secondhand smoke. In which case, if they are really concerned about us, why not also pass a law against selling and consuming alcohol? Many states have (dry) alcohol-free counties, i.e., Texas, Alabama, Georgia, have had them for decades. The reality is that nationwide every single weekend hundreds of people are killed by drunken drivers, even more are seriously injured, and property damage is in the millions. Every single weekend, for decades. You probably remember a few cases right here in Marin. Secondhand cigarette smoke is nowhere near as dangerous to the public’s health. Automobile exhaust is far worse. But of course we all know that the board of supervisors wouldn’t even think about making Marin a dry county, for any number of reasons, including all the wealthy and super-wealthy toes they would be stepping on. But apartment residents, and condominium residents, they are easy meat. And it’s all done in the name of safety; the supervisors are concerned about our health; how nice of them. I think I need a cigarette. Paul Barrier, Novato

In which we truly reach bottom Regarding Incinerated in Marin’s Open Letters-styled contribution [“The Margherita Has Two Faces,” Nov. 11]; here’s another: Thank you, First Sheet of a New Toilet Paper Roll, that won’t tear off evenly so I have to scratch and claw and shred three layers of the roll just to get the thing started. But that’s cool. I’ll have the last laugh, since I know where you’re ending up! Sincerely, Scratched Out in San Rafael Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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or some proponents, the conventional road to zero waste is a mission; for others it’s a feel-good effort; yet for others, it’s a sham that disguises the real problem—society’s insatiable demand for goods and its compulsion to throw away what’s no longer wanted. A throwaway consumer culture is an unsustainable proposition, according to zero-waste proponents. The problem has been how to encourage a new paradigm that puts value on reducing waste, a goal made all the more important because the life of landfills in this country is reaching the terminal stage. The first epoch in zero waste came with recycling. It was all the rage. Curbside recycling was considered to be the most forward-thinking, environmentally friendly proposition. But for many zero-waste proponents, recycling was a trap that actually impeded progress toward true zero waste. Rather than relying on residents, the most effective way to move toward zero waste requires enlisting the support of waste haulers and landfills and an entire waste industry that has been hesitant to join the effort. And until businesses, both inside and outside the industry, can be enticed to join the movement, getting to that zero-waste

rainbow will remain as elusive as a pot of gold. As the 21st century enters its second decade, the state’s zero-waste effort bears a striking similarity to the organic food movement of the late 20th century. When Californians, including and especially Marinites, began embracing an organic food ethic, many outsiders considered the movement frivolous. The media often ran humorous stories about those crazy Californians and their weird food preferences. But that kind of marginalization failed to stem the movement. Today it’s common to see organic food sections in the biggest supermarkets and huge agribusiness companies tout their products as natural. When business interests realized that organics could be profitable and “natural” foods could attract customers, organic food went mainstream. The same may be happening in the zero-waste world, which explains why FedEx now runs TV ads touting its use of recycled packaging material; that’s just one example of the trend marketers are starting to appropriate. “Businesses are leading the way to zero waste,” says Gary Liss of Gary Liss & Associates, a consultant who helps businesses and communities move toward zero waste. He’s the founder and past president 10 >

›› NEWSGRAMS Our inaugural Heroes of Marin awards! With all due respect to Tina Turner—we do need another hero. And with that in mind, the Pacific Sun, in partnership with Circle Bank, is presenting its firstever Heroes of Marin awards—a salute to the community members whose dedication to bettering the lives of county residents has helped make Marin the special place it is today. After fielding more than 100 nominations from Pacific Sun readers, our panel of “hero” judges bestowed awards in eight separate categories. Recipients will be honored in the Pacific Sun over the next four weeks through feature stories highlighting their good works. Additionally, the award will receive a heroes’ welcome tonight, Nov. 17, at a reception at Circle Bank in Corte Madera. Look for the first two features—one on Elaine Petrocelli, the other on Ed and Nancy Boyce—in the Nov. 25 issue, with more to come Dec. 2 and 9, before we wrap up our heromaking with a Lifetime Achievement award to Mountain Play stalwart Jim Dunn on Dec. 16. Here’s a quick look at the 2011 Heroes of Marin award winners in their respective categories: ARTS AND CULTURE: Elaine Petrocelli, for helping make Marin a mecca for authors and readers throughout the Bay Area and keeping the printed word alive through Book Passage. COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Ed and Nancy Boyce, for their dedication to such causes and institutions as MarinLink, Marin General Hospital, Project Care for Children and Crib Club— through the Boyces’ efforts, Marin is a healthier place to live. COURAGE: Nancy Novack, for creating Nancy’s List, an organization to meet the nonmedical needs of people living with cancer and living its mission statement,“No one will ever go through cancer alone.” ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Sea Stewards, for taking the bite out of the baleful shark-fin industry by leading the state-wide charge to ban the sale of shark fins, which has resulted in the Shark Protection Act, co-authored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, and signed into law last month by Gov. Brown. INNOVATION: Fresh Starts Cooking School, for turning invaluable food-services training into the creme de la creme of Homeward Bound’s job training programs. RISING STAR: Casey Poore, for helming the Redwood High School Friendship Club and its mission to create connections in the lives of students with learning differences and other educational challenges. ROLE MODEL: Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity, for advocating and providing a safety net for the county’s homeless and at-risk youth. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: James Dunn, for leading the Mountain Play through 30 years of leg-breaking productions and embodying quality Marin theater over the course of a fivedecade career.—Jason Walsh Former ‘Sun’ executive editor Don Stanley, 1925 - 2011 Don Stanley, former executive editor of the Pacific Sun and “godfather” of both “Tales of the City” and “The Serial”,died Nov. 8 at his home in Eugene, Oregon. He was 86, said his wife, Ellen, and died of an age-related illness. He died peacefully at home, said Ellen, with his family and dogs all around him.“That’s 10




by Howard Rachelson

1. What part of the Bay Area is considered the world’s largest landlocked harbor? 2. What devastating hurricane devastated New Orleans in the summer of 2005? 3. What popular music genre was born in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica in the 1960s? 4. Each answer is a phrase that contains north, south, east or west: 4a. Modern names of two countries created in 1948 from one ancient land 4b. Academy Award-winning best picture of 1961 4c. Pictured, right: Marine Corps officer, political commentator, military histo4c rian and best-selling author caught in a political scandal in the late 1980s 5. Pictured, right: What African antelope with a three-letter name is also called a wildebeest? 6. 2010 wasn’t the best year for Toyota’s reputation; millions of automobiles were recalled because of what problems? 7. What is the primary ingredient 5 of rum? 8. Named after a 19th-century Austrian physicist, what effect causes the sound of a moving object to change its pitch as it approaches and then passes by? 9a. What Asian island nation is predominantly Christian? 9b. Pictured, right: What elected congressman from that country is welterweight boxing champion of the world? 9b 10. June 17, 2010, shortly after the World Cup in South Africa, a fan was ejected from Yankee Stadium for blowing what? BONUS QUESTION: Not many long words do this, but ALMOST, BIOPSY, CHIMPS are a few of the six-letter words that have this quality. What is it?

V Mark your calendars for Dec. 2-4 to take advantage of wholesale prices for exotic items from the collection of acclaimed designer Sudha Pennathur. The sale of Sudha’s treasures benefits The Redwoods, a nonprofit senior residential community in Mill Valley. A Tiburon resident, Sudha frequently travels to India where she mentors a group of master craftspeople to create her distinctive jewelry and other gift items. “Every year the Sudha sale benefits the craftspeople of India as well as The Redwoods,” said Barbara Solomon, executive director of The Redwoods. “We are grateful for Sudha’s incredible commitment to people globally and locally.” Sounds like Sudha’s a Hero just about everywhere. The benefit sale is Dec. 2 to 4 at Town Center Corte Madera.

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WWatching Jackson Browne’s acoustic concert at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium was a civilized event. A parking lot full of BMWs and Volvo SUVs. Orderly crowds and comfortable, reserved seating. No standing or dancing in the aisles, giving even the shortest concertgoers the ability to see the stage. Typical, refined Marin baby boomer behavior. Until the iPhones and Droids were discreetly removed from pockets and purses. Flash, flash, flash. Distracting and disruptive, especially after the announcement about not using flash photography. Zeros, next time, enjoy the show with your naked eyes, rather than through the screen of your iPhone. “It ultimately comes down to manners,” said Marin Center Director Jim Farley.—Nikki Silverstein

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FRIDAY, NOV. 18 Bad Sex We’ve always felt that any sex that you’re not having was bad sex. But this is about actual sexual disorders. LOGO. 9pm. Santa Jr. Santa’s son is arrested and needs a lawyer. It’s really not surprising the kid would end up in trouble. His dad is a serial burglar who refuses to spend Christmas with his family. (2002) Hallmark. 10pm.

TUESDAY, NOV. 22 The Biggest Loser The trainers prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for the contestants.We’re pretty sure smearing protein paste on a celery stick does not qualify as “stuffing” it. NBC. 8pm. Sandwiches That You Will Like And you SATURDAY, NOV. 19 Walking the will like liking them. Amazon You might KQED. 8pm. want to roll up your Thomas Kinkade’s pants. Discovery Christmas Cottage A Channel. 8pm. young man is inspired Tattooed in Detroit to paint a mural of When we read “Ania small town.We’re mal Tattoo Artist,” we waiting for the sequel were shocked, but when a different it turns out they are young man is inspired just tattoos depicting to graffiti over it and wildlife. Still, a Born to turn it into actual art. Ride tatt on a hairless Chihuahua would be Christmas has really gone to the dogs. Monday, 9pm. (2008) Lifetime. 8pm. pretty cool. Animal Planet. 8pm. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 Man vs Food Hoarders We’re thinking 2,500 rats are too Marathon You could watch several hours many rats. Unless you are assembling a rat of gluttonous overeating. Or you could just army.Then it’s “a division.” A&E. 9pm. wait for tomorrow. Travel Channel. All Night. Ghostbusters Four men discover a method to eliminate dark haunting echoes of a sinSUNDAY, NOV. 20 2011 American Music ister past. Bill Murray still wishes he could do Awards They are going to let all the other that for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. (1984) stars give Justin Bieber noogies. CBS. 8pm. VH1. 7:30pm. Your Body on Drugs Scientific imaging Lady Hoggers American Hoggers came out and computer animation reveal the effects last week and there is already a “Lady Hogof drugs on the human body.These can gers” version.This week the women deal include rapid heart rate, disorientation, dizwith a feral boar rampaging on a golf course. ziness and total awesomeness. Discovery He tears up the turf and menaces the golfers. Channel. 9pm. But he birdies on three holes. A&E. 10:30pm. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited This is the new version in which Dr. Drew checks in with cast members from earlier THURSDAY, NOV. 24 Horton Hears a Who seasons to find out if they are still clean, and A buffoonish elephant hears voices and is whether or not they are still “celebrities.” convinced there is a civilization on a tiny MTV. 9pm. speck of dust. When one of them tells him he is a Nigerian prince with a MONDAY, NOV. 21 lucrative financial opporUndercover Christmas tunity, Horton becomes An FBI agent assigned to suspicious. (2008) NBC. protect a witness brings 8pm. her home and presents Punkin Chunkin 2011 her to his family as his girlIt’s good to know that the friend. They become susUnited States is still No. 1 picious, however, when in building elaborate catahe insists that the “Secret pults to launch pumpkins Santa” be conducted as across cornfields. Discov“REALLY Secret Santa.” ery Channel. 8pm. (2003) Lifetime. 8pm. This is what’s called going ‘cold duvet,’ Happiness Is a Warm You Deserve It In this Thursday, 8:30pm. Blanket In the first new new game show, people play to win money for friends and loved Peanuts special in years, Charlie and the ones, who will then become estranged gang try to help Linus give up his blanket. when they don’t win enough money and Look for Linus on next season’s edition of Dr. unleash their scorn on next season’s “But Drew’s Celebrity Rehab. Fox. 8:30pm. I Thought We Had Something Special!” A Very Gaga Thanksgiving For most of us it’s “A Very Turkey Coma Thanksgiving”at this ABC. 9pm. point in the evening. ABC. 10pm. The Search for Santa Paws A talking dog and an orphan save Christmas when Santa Critique That TV Guy at suffers amnesia, which you’ll probably wish Turn on more TV Guy at you had if you actually watched this movie. ›› (2010) ABC Family. 9pm. NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 24, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 9

< 8 Too much junkie business of the National Recycling Coalition. Liss points to a report that about 2,800 businesses in Japan adopted zero waste as a goal. “Almost all of them achieved zero waste to landfills by seven or eight years ago. A third of those achieved zero waste to incineration. The others were working on that goal.” That’s important because the simple phrase “no burn, no bury” encapsulates the true zero-waste philosophy. Liss also points to Ricoh Electronics in Orange County. “They were diverting 90 percent from landfills,” says Liss, “but 10 percent was going to an incinerator in Long Beach.” The Japanese government had instituted zero-waste-to-landfill as a primary goal and zero-waste-to-incineration as a secondary goal. When the worldwide movement expressed concern about that 10 percent going to incineration, Ricoh stepped up its efforts. “They tried to figure out how to wean themselves off of that, and I think they are down to 2 or 3 percent going to the local burner. They have been working on it.” The move toward true zero waste, despite delays and setbacks, has proceeded faster in California than in many other states because the initial efforts for recycling began earlier here. And that makes it easier to move toward the next step. “We’ve been working here for 15 years,” says Liss, a former solid waste manager for the city of San Jose, where he developed groundbreaking recycling programs. “In California, I think people are getting it.” While the rest of the country may have been slower on the zero-waste uptake, that may be changing because of an ironic stimulus: the weak economy. Businesses across the country “are turning to zero waste because it sounds like a good idea,” says Liss. Embracing a zerowaste goal can reduce expenses for businesses, which makes moving toward zero waste a realistic bottom-line proposition. (Not to mention the marketing points businesses can score as they advertise a zero-waste ethic.) But after recognizing that they can cut expenses by cutting waste, businesses face the next hurdle. “They recognize they want to do something. They recognize that they can save money, but they’re not sure what to do,” says Liss. He and consultants like him help sort out the challenges for the companies. Liss estimates that “maybe a thousand or two” companies across the country can count themselves in the forefront of zero waste and “are really getting there.” That’s exactly how the organic food industry got started. “Where it’s really catching on is at special events,” says Liss, who cites the Green Sports Alliance, which just adopted a zerowaste goal. “That type of commitment is an incredible phenomenon that’s occurred just in the last couple of months.” Another business that seems to be embracing the zero-waste ethic might be a surprise: Waste Management Inc., the giant landfill 10 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 18 – NOVEMBER 24, 2011

operator and waste hauler. Its properties include Redwood Landfill in Marin, which the company is working to rebrand as a resource recovery center. Liss says that during a “zero-waste brain trust meeting” in San Francisco this past summer, waste haulers who attended said they support the zero-waste ethos. The challenge now, he adds, is to figure out new business deals that can provide the haulers with revenue based on zero-waste resource recovery rather than hauling material to a dump or incinerator. “That’s what the Zero Waste Brain Trust is working on, how to figure out business deals to make it work as a win-win situation.” It’s a serious challenge. “One of the things we talk about is a death spiral for the garbage industry. When your rates are based on the amount of waste [customers put in their garbage], and they put out less and less, that’s a death spiral because the costs are still there.” In a zero-waste world, contracts move toward rate structures and compensation that cover the unavoidable expense of getting to zero waste. It’s not free. But it’s necessary. When Waste Management talks, everyone listens. The same seems to be true in reverse. Some businesses, hit hard by the slumped economy, approached the big kid on the block to glean ideas on reducing waste. Initially the company had no good answers. But that changed. It now has a green team to help businesses and is engaged in buying composting companies across the country. One of its composting facilities is at Redwood Landfill. Zero-waste proponents want more capacity in Marin. Although some zero-waste proponents question Waste Management’s commitment to zero waste, the company’s embrace of the philosophy is a signal that times may be changing. And there’s more evidence: The National Solid Waste Management Association, which Liss calls “the traditional managers of the solid waste system,” now holds conferences about the path to zero waste. A big problem with the move toward zero waste in the business community, one that mirrors the situation in the organics movement, is a lack of standardization and certification. Shoppers can select produce that has an approved organics label and be relatively confident that the produce is, indeed, organic. No such certification exits for zero waste; that means a business has no way to truly capitalize on its zero-waste ethos—yet. Zero-waste proponents are looking at potential standards based on definitions and principles developed at the International Solid Waste Association. They focus on having an independent third party verification system that would award levels of certification. A customer might see, for example, a bronze, silver, gold or platinum label that recognizes the zero-waste participation of a company and its product.

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how he wanted it,” she said,“not in a hospital bed with tubes sticking out of him.” Don had an illustrious journalism career at the Sun, San Francisco Examiner (back when it was a real newspaper), Sacramento Bee, Alameda-Times Star, Stars and Stripes in Germany and the Mountain Messenger in Grass Valley. Don and I were at the Examiner, he as book editor and me as Sunday editor, when I bought the three-year-old Sun in 1966. Four years later I lured him to the Sun as executive editor. He was a remarkable finder and developer of writing talent, from Linda Xiques (who became managing editor) and Sheila Benson (who became the lead film critic of the L.A.Times) to Armistead Maupin and Cyra McFadden. In 1974, when the Sun had a San Francisco edition, Don was approached by an aspiring, unemployed young writer from North Carolina named Armistead Maupin. He proposed to Don a newspaper serial, with a new episode every week, centering on friends of naive newcomer Mary Ann Singleton.We named it “The Serial” and it was wildly successful... for five weeks.Then the dismal finances of the city edition forced us to pull the plug. Back in Marin Don and I longed for a Marin writer who could pick up “The Serial” torch. Up popped Cyra McFadden. She had misgivings about keeping up the quality on a weekly basis, but working with Don she was a roaring success. Meanwhile, noting Cyra’s triumph, the Chronicle chased down Armistead. He reprinted his first five episodes of”The Serial” as “Tales of the City” and vaulted to fame and fortune that still endures. Don was a lovely man, a rare combination of warmth and intellectual brilliance.“When he died he still had his wits about him,”said Ellen,“and even in his 80s he was a chick magnet. His caretaker girls, in their 30s, were totally in love with him.”Don is survived by Ellen, five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Don grew to dislike the cold, Ellen said, so his memorial service will be held off until the spring, in their backyard. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Eugene Public Library or the American Civil Liberties Union.—Steve McNamara

Bike park rolls ahead Tuesday night the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the environmental review of the Marin County Department of Parks and Open Space’s proposed bike park in Stafford Lake County Park in Novato, and allocated $140,000 toward final design work, construction fees and permits. The Marin County Bicycle Coalition says that a volunteer and fundraising drive will be under way soon to raise money to complete the project:“a world-class bike park.”The proposed 17-acre bike park is slated to include a single-track loop trail, gravity-fed flow trails with jumps and berms, several pump tracks, North Shore style elevated trails, a dual slalom course and more.The park is located just west of downtown Novato. The supes also unanimously granted the bike coalition a $30,000 annual contract to help implement the county’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Last year the contract was for $35,000, and in years before that the coalition received $40,000, but the reduction is in step with the ever-shrinking county budget.—Julie Vader Kinsey to hand over keys to transportation agency Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey is stepping out of the driver’s seat of the Transportation Authority of Marin.The West Marin supe has steered the TAM ship since becoming its chairman in 1998; he’ll remain on the TAM board, along with his four county supervisor colleagues and representatives from each of Marin’s 11 other municipalities.—JW New ‘world’s largest turkey’ occupies Town Center Corte Madera While everyone seems to have a different opinion about how best to help the needy during the holiday season, there’s one thing just about everyone can agree upon. That’s one big turkey. The gargantuan gobbler that’s perched itself at the Town Center Corte Madera for the past 18 years is back once again—but, in pure Marin fashion, the old bird’s gone for a facelift. The original turkey was created and built 18 years ago by Industrial Light and Magic film set designer John Lister. But after nearly two decades of collecting canned-food donations, as well as other non-perishable items and toiletries, to be distributed through New Year’s by the Marin Food Bank,“the turkey needed some work,” according to Town Center officials. So Lister has created a new turkey for the Town Center; at 24 feet wide and almost 20 feet tall, it’s virtually a replica of the old turkey and will have the same interactive features including the bobbing head, stairs to climb up and a liftable wing to drop in donations that then roll down into the belly of the turkey. Stan Hoffman, general manager of the Town Center, says he’s “honored” that the Town Center and its shoppers can help the Marin Food Bank each year. “The turkey is a wonderful way to remind our friends and families that there is plenty of need to help the county’s less fortunate families,” says Hoffman. Town Center officials estimate they’ve collected over 100,000 pounds of donated foods and toiletries over the years. “Many people don’t realize the scope of hunger here in Marin,” says Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco and Marin Food banks.“This time of year and always, we depend on the generosity of others and we encourage people to come together to

In addition to helping customers choose products, the system also would provide guidelines for companies to meet standardized zero-waste goals. The news that Marin and its cities are working on plans to join other communities in the state that are banning plastic carryout bags heartens some zero-waste proponents. But not Paul Palmer. He says the plastic bag-bans are a symbol of an ineffectiveness that haunts the effort. “We’re actually going backwards. We’re abandoning any thought of making any real change; we’re really just doing recycling,” says Palmer, author of the book Getting to Zero Waste. Palmer, who coined the term “zero waste” and founded the Zero Waste Institute, says products must be redesigned so they produce “little to no discard.” One of the most militant zero-waste proponents, Palmer sees it as a fundamentally societal issue. The dominant paradigm in the current consumer throwaway world, he stresses, is expendability. And that’s what must change to produce real results. “The basic problem is that we live in a world dedicated to creating garbage and throwing things away. Unless we deal with that, we are just puttering around the edges.” In a true zero-waste world, for example, raw material would be fabricated into shapes much closer to the finished product than current manufacturing processes. In a metal shop, sheet metal would be fabricated close to the tolerances that would eventually be used to produce a finished fabricated form. That reduces scrap. Although some metal shops and garment manufactures already cut their materials to reduce scrap, Palmer wants to up the ante. He believes that insufficient thought has gone into creating a comprehensive system of zero waste. When it comes to bags, Palmer says, the marketplace needs

an overhaul. In Palmer’s zero-waste vision, if shoppers purchase more than anticipated and need additional bags, they can get them after placing a deposit with the store. Then, because the bags would be standardized in a city or a county, shoppers could return them to any other store for a return on their deposit. Stores still could use the bags for marketing by slipping a marketing message into a sleeve on the bag, rather than printing a proprietary message on them. Many businesses could use the same bag. Then, when the bags end up at other retailers, the marketing message could be switched. What Palmer preaches amounts to a new model in industrial design. He advocates the production of products that would last a lifetime, with modifications and repairs. How would companies negotiate a new marketplace that promotes products meant to last a lifetime? “Maybe it’s not a matter of General Electric wanting to sell a lousy washing machine every five years.” Maybe, says Palmer, smaller companies could enter the market “and tell customers they won’t have to replace their machine as long as it’s doing its job because the company will maintain it and make standardized parts easily available. The cost for the throwaway version and the non-throwaway version would be roughly comparable. But keeping the machine out of the waste stream would provide big societal benefits.” It may sound radical, but the challenge of reducing the waste stream requires big thinking, and the answer isn’t recycling, says Palmer. “Recycling makes it OK to produce garbage. It says create as much garbage as you want and no one will object.” Palmer does. <

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help those who are truly in need.”The Town Center and its turkey will be collecting donations through New Year’s. For info, call 924-2961.—JW

Marin progressives send message to ‘super committee’ The“super committee”is getting a super-sized message from Marin—or at least 99 percent of it. MoveOnMarin—the local branch of the nationwide progressive group—staged its latest demonstration in downtown San Rafael on Nov. 17—this time with an eye toward the special congressional committee tasked this month with finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings over 10 years. The protesters joined labor unions and civic groups across the country for what MoveOn is calling a “We Are the 99%” day of action. MoveOn Marin’s message in a nutshell: Start taxing the super wealthy. Elinor Craig, of Kentfield, attended this latest Occupy Wall Street-linked protest, which once again took place in front of Bank of America on Fourth Street, and says she wants to see the super committee take action on behalf of Main Street. “I made the calls and asked Congress and the super committee to tax Wall Street on their transactions, focus on jobs creation and rebuild an economy that works,” says Craig. The demonstration was scheduled for a week before the super committee’s Nov. 23 unveiling of its deficit-reduction plan. MoveOnMarin members say they are dubious about the super committee’s intentions. The group released a statement last week saying,“Instead of focusing on creating jobs and having those who have succeeded in our society pay their fair share, all indications are that Congress will once again protect the 1 percent at the expense of the 99 percent.” MoveOnMarin organizer Pat Johnstone, of San Anselmo, echoes the refrain of the Occupy Wall Street movement when she says,“The 99 percent of Americans who are struggling are the ones that are Too Big To Fail.” “The committee needs to vote for a plan that makes the economy work for the 99 percent,” says Johnstone.“Jobs, not cuts, investments in our crumbling infrastructure and taxes on the 1 percent who can afford to pay their fair share.”—JW Congressional candidate to live on food stamps If it’s true the winner of an election is often whoever’s hungriest for victory—then 2nd Congressional District candidate Norman Solomon may have an edge. He’s certainly going to be hungry. The Inverness Democrat, author and activist vowed last week to begin living on $4.50 per day of food sustenance—as part of the “Food Stamp Challenge” that dares national political and civic leaders to subsist on the average dollar amount of benefits for food-stamp recipients. According to a statement from the Solomon campaign, he’ll spend a total of $31.50 on food from Nov. 14 to 21. “All too many people in our country go to bed hungry, especially in today’s economy,” Solomon says.“The realities of food deprivation take a grim—and avoidable—human toll in our society.” Organizations involved in setting up the Food Stamp Challenge include the National Council of Churches, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Catholic Charities USA; the movement is largely a response to efforts by congressional Republicans to make deep cuts to the federal food-stamp program (known here in the Golden State by the title CalFresh). Solomon says the idea that the government is spending too much on food stamps is “out of touch with reality.” “Are we supposed to believe that an allotment of $4.50 per day for food is too generous?” Solomon says.“We need to strengthen food assistance for Americans, not undermine it.” Solomon says he himself used food stamps as a younger adult and,“I’ll never forget how important they were to me.”—JW Argo Thompson new development director at 142 Throckmorton The paint had hardly dried on Argo Thompson’s departure from the Marin Arts Council before he was hired last week as the new development director at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. The 44-year-old Santa Rosa resident was let go last month after three years as executive director of the Marin Arts Council when the MAC board decided to eliminate his position for budgetary reasons. The move came as a surprise to Thompson who said he was informed of the board’s decision via a phone call and an email. Lucy Mercer, 142 Throckmorton’s executive director, says Thompson will help implement the theater’s new “strategic plan.” “The plan is a product of the imagination, insight and collaboration of many extraordinary community members who participated in surveys and strategic planning workshops,” says Mercer. The strategic plan is a seven-step outline of specific goals to continue to make the long-standing theater viable. Steps in the plan include strengthening existing programs and attracting high-quality entertainment, maintaining adequate financial capital and reserves, expanding charitable funding so that it comprises 50 percent of the annual budget, and further branding the venue as one of the “premier cultural hubs” in the Bay Area. (View the whole plan at www.142throckmortontheatre. com) Prior to the Marin Arts Council gig,Thompson had served as director of the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa and as artistic director at Actors Theatre in Sonoma.—JW


Feeding friends-y My familiars offer their unique Thanksgiving guidance...


fter decades of writing food stories for Thanksgiving, my inspiration was dwindling as fast as the number of days in the countdown for the feast. I threw my hands up and threw myself on the mercy of friends, asking for suggestions. What would they like to read about or share this week in anticipation of the annual big feed? I selected three of those responses for this exploration. They reflect readers’ questions and concerns I’ve received over the years and speak to the meaning of the holiday at the same time. Each section has a recipe that should fit into almost anyone’s menu next Thursday.

In the Beginning A senior in American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State, Marina Nims of Novato (who happens to be my radical daughter), shot back a succinct request: “Alternative celebrations for a holiday that celebrates the colonization and massacre of indigenous people.” I’m not so sure I would go so far as to swear that’s exactly what the holiday celebrates, but her words reminded me that we can certainly honor and remember those who lived here before Europeans arrived on the shores. It was their foods that saved the settlers who, in a gathering (as it is recorded), shared harvest meals with Native Americans. Turkey was probably not the bird they consumed (any large bird was called “turkey” in their writings); more than likely they ate fish and shellfish, perhaps venison or other game and the last fresh vegetables such as squash and beans. Dried fruits were part of a hoard for winter. Wild persimmons were especially favored. “If it be not ripe it will drawe a man’s mouth awrie with much torment; but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as an apricock,” wrote Capt. John Smith of Jamestown, likening it to “field apricots,” the fruit of passionflower vines. Corn, dried and ground into flour and meal, was used for breads and porridge;


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maple sugar and honey were sweeteners, herbs and seeds their spices. Nuts and wild grains were sources of starch and flavor. If you’re inspired by my daughter’s passion, you can celebrate Native American Heritage Day on the day after Thanksgiving. Here’s a modernized version of Algonquin food to enjoy—then or at any time. The hazelnuts cook down to thicken and flavor the broth. A pureed version is more sophisticated, if that is preferable.

Algonquin Wild Nut Soup (Paganenes) Serves 4-6 24 ounces hazelnuts, crushed 6 scallions, including green tops, chopped 3 tablespoons parsley or oregano (wild oregano was used) 6 cups vegetable stock 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Place all ingredients in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. If desired, the soup may be pureed before serving. Top with fresh parsley or oregano (creme fraiche is an untraditional but very pleasant addition).

Sides and Options Local theater director Bruce Vieira made a plea for side dishes, especially meatless ones. I got the picture immediately: the single guy who wants to contribute to a big dinner— who also happens to be vegetarian. By bringing something special to the meat-focused holiday, he can feel well fed, too. I often recommend foods that have rich flavors: seasonal, hearty and even indulgent, like a vegetable pot pie with a flaky crust holding an herby, creamy filling crowded with small-cut root vegetables, peas, mushrooms and perhaps cubes of sauteed tofu. Shepherd’s pie, the same filling baked in a dish topped with a layer of buttery mashed potatoes, is an-

other satisfying choice. Above all, one should avoid trying to make a soy product replica of a turkey—a waste of time and money, utterly flavorless. In a family with vegans and vegetarians I’m used to having someone show up with a “righteous” version of stuffing with a gravylike sauce, or a big serving dish filled to the brim with sweet, spicy yams. They’re always much appreciated. The recipe that follows is almost sinfully delicious. I first served it at a three-family Thanksgiving dinner in 1984 and have loved it ever since. It’s from Gourmet magazine. (Note: The mixture may be made ahead and baked just before serving, a real plus.)

Gratin of Four Onions Serves 8 1/2 pound shallots, chopped 1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise and sliced thin 2 bunches of leeks, dark green tops discarded, halved lengthwise, washed well, and chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter One 1-pound bag frozen small white onions 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon fine dry bread crumbs

In a large skillet, cook the shallots, the yellow onion, the leeks and the garlic in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until the onions are softened. Add the small white onions and cook the mixture, stirring, until the small white onions are just tender. Stir in the cream, bring the liquid to a boil and simmer the mixture until the cream is thickened. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. The onions may be prepared up to this point several hours in advance and kept covered loosely. Spoon the onion mixture into a buttered 1-1/2- to 2-quart baking dish, sprinkle the crumbs lightly over the top and bake the mixture in a preheated 475

H L L I D AY D I N E degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cream is bubbling around the edges and the crumbs are golden. Serve the onion gratin immediately.

Friendsgiving This will be the 25th year that Veronica and Chris McGregor of San Rafael have opened their home on the day after Thanksgiving to guests from many stages of their livesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; some from as far back as Tam High days. The tradition started early in their marriage when they invited friends unable to join far-ďŹ&#x201A;ung families to come for a turkey dinner. That original guest list of ďŹ ve has grown to crowds of more than 70 folks who are encouraged to bring along their children, their parents or holiday â&#x20AC;&#x153;orphans.â&#x20AC;? The McGregors do all the preparation, these days with help from their 7-year-old son, Beckett. Their spread includes huge turkeys, a ham, all the trimmings, dozens of biscuits, six pies and pitchers of the hostessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite lemon drop martinis, in addition to wines. Two big crowd-pleasing dishes are yam gratin with a pecan streusel topping and stufďŹ ng balls, a recipe from Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late mother. Veronica says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of putting it inside a turkey or a baking dish, you make hand-pressed mounds of the stufďŹ ng and bake them. That way every â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contains the crusty outside and the ďŹ&#x201A;uffy, moist inside.â&#x20AC;? This Friends Thanksgiving is a reunion

for people from high school, college, law school and work on a day when everyone can relax without the stress of holiday expectations. Its spirit could not be more appropriate to the season.

Stuffing Balls Butter 1 large onion, diced medium 2 tablespoons each fresh parsley, sage, rosmary and thyme 1 bunch celery, diced medium 1 package dried bread crumbs (unseasoned) 1 package cornbread stufďŹ ng mix 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup toasted pecan pieces 1 cup prepared roasted chestnuts, diced medium Chicken or turkey broth

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Saute onion and herbs in butter in a large pan until onions are softened; add celery and cook until liquid reduces and veggies are softened but not mushy. Add all dry ingredients and pan contents to a big bowl. Mix well with clean hands. Add stock gradually just until the mixture holds together when pressed into mounds. Form into mounds about 3 inches in diameter and rounded on top. Line mounds up on buttered baking sheets and bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. < â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Veronica Young McGregor

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hristmas in Engout the sides. All the by B r o o ke J a c k s o n land is as steeped parts are symbolic of in traditions as a Jesus and his influence kettle of English Breakfast tea. From the turkey on the world. With the church bathed in dinner with all the trimmings on the groan- candlelight, attendees sing carols and watch ing board to a postprandial pint in the village children create a manger. pub, the British have always known how to celAfter church, families go home and hang ebrate the Christmas season in style. Starting stockings for the children. It is thought that with festivities on Christmas Eve and ending Father Christmas dropped gold coins while with the custom of giving to those less fortu- coming down the chimney, which were nate on Boxing Day, the magic of the season caught in the stockings hung to dry by the is about bringing together family and friends fire. Since 1870, children have hung socks or to celebrate traditions that have been around bags at the ends of their beds or along the for centuries. mantel, in hopes that Father Christmas will The Church of England, established by fill them with presents. King Henry VIII in the 16th century, is the On Christmas morning, a big breakfast place where many British people begin the of ham, eggs, sausage and toast is consumed merriment. Even for those who are not reliwhile the kids open their stockings. A turkey gious, the church is a place for the community dinner is served in the early afternoon accomto come together to feel the spirit of Christpanied by a host of side dishes and sauces. mas on the evening before, with a candlelight Dessert is Christmas pudding, a bit like service. In some parishes, children carry fruitcake but steamed instead. It is soaked in Christingle, an orange with a candle stuck in brandy and lit on fire for a dramatic presenthe middle, red ribbon around the circumfer- tation, then served with custard sauce and ence and candies stuck on toothpicks coming brandy butter. Christmas crackers, colorful


cardboard tubes filled with a paper crown, Boxing Day, Dec. 26, is a national holiday gift and a joke, are set at each person’s based on the custom of giving gifts, place. With arms crossed, guests food and money to the poor. hold the end of their cracker Longer walks to counteract in their right hand and the all the heavy eating and end of their neighbor’s a light lunch are the in their left, pulling custom. with the left hand Being married until it “pops”—a to a British expat, loud noise caused our family follows by a small chemical some of the cusstrip—and the contoms of an English tents come spilling Christmas here in out. Everyone puts California, but to on his or her crown get the full story on for the meal and digs what goes on across in. The meal is finished the pond, I called my in time to watch Queen sister-in-law Fiona, who Elizabeth give her traditional runs a farm and B&B, NethChristmas message to the nation. ergill Farm, in Yorkshire with Ol’ Fezziwig’s holiday my brother-in-law Chris. A brisk walk to get the blood shindigs are still the flowing is often followed by games At their table, no less than 10 standard by which by the fire. At tea time, leftovers dishes accompany the turkey: all other English are brought out as well as cheeses, two types of stuffing—one with Christmases are measured. mince tarts and Christmas cake. locally made sausage and the


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other with vegetables—brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, parsnips, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and bread sauce, a concoction of onion-infused milk and breadcrumbs. Besides the steamed pudding, Fiona serves profiteroles, mince tarts and Christmas cake for dessert. Since their farm is located on the “Dales Way,” a popular route for hikers, long strolls with the family are a must. Local ingredients are highlighted in all the meals around the holiday, from their own fresh eggs for breakfast to smoked trout from a neighboring pond. Even the ham and turkey are from farms less than an hour away while cheeses are from Wensleydale Creamery, just down the road. This year, for the first time, we’ll be flying to Yorkshire to share Christmas at Nethergill. I can’t wait to eat some of Fiona’s crispy, roasted parsnips and tuck into a slice of bacon-wrapped turkey. Sharing the magic of the season with family across the pond will be the best way to celebrate the traditions of an English Christmas.

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f the newly revived Bammies gave an award to local musicians who have become living institutions—in this case, nurturing the Marin music scene—then Jimmy Dillon and Lorin Rowan could be shoo-ins for an accolade or two. Together, as members of the Edge, these two singers, songwriters and guitarists helped electrify the local club scene in the ’80s. Certainly, without their fans, Marin hair salons would have sold far less volumizer. And the nonstop party at Uncle Charlie’s

Rowan and Dillon, above left, embodied the look of Marin’s ‘80s music scene as members of the Edge.

and New George’s would have been a lot flatter as well. Of late, Dillon has been working as a music educator and he’s the driving force for the ambitious annual theatrical production Ascension of the Blues, which showcases that American music within a historical context. Lorin, along with his brothers Chris and Peter, is a member of the Rowan family music dynasty. The talented siblings all have had solo careers while performing together in various bands over the years, including a current occasional iteration as a harmony-heavy Beatles cover band called the Rubber Souldiers. In the mid-’70s, Lorin Rowan and Dillon are still at the center of the club scene—that is, the San Francisco Music Club. and Chris (then known as the of bluegrass.” musicians and singers from the Ascension bluegrass-inflected Rowan BrothThese days, Dillon and Lorin Rowan of the Blues lineup, including special guest ers) were signed by media mogul David can be found heading up the visually Sakai (vocals) and Ozzie Ahlers (keyGeffen and released three albums on his striking San Francisco Music Club, a boards), Mike Rinta (trombone), Michael Asylum label. Thanks to their otherworldgroup that blends world music, theater Peloquin (sax/harmonica), Eric McCann ly vocal harmonies, the duo was hailed as and dance. The group draws from other (bass) and Matt Willis (drums and percus“modern-day Everly Brothers with a dash sion), as well as the Wild Tribe dancers. The San Francisco Music Club hits the stage Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8pm, at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in downtown Mill Valley. The event celebrates the upcoming release of the Love and Freedom CD. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 415/383-9600 for details. O




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The long hello Elliott Gould talks ‘M*A*S*H,’ Altman, Picasso, acting, paperweights... by Davi d Te mp l e ton


here are certain toys, little plastic cars, built so that if you roll them backwards a few inches and then let them go, they will shoot across the floor like a rocket. In conversation, actor Elliott Gould is a little like one of those toys. Charmingly eccentric and surprisingly candid, it takes very little to get Gould’s thoughts and memories going. Once in motion, his measured temperament and unflagging memory for names and details just keep going and going—even if his conversational trajectory isn’t always a straight line. Seated inside the momentarily empty Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, I’ve just asked Gould a question about his

Elliott Gould, cinema’s answer to the pull-back toy race car.

view of the classic 1970 comedy-drama M*A*S*H, in which he originated the character of army surgeon Trapper John McIntyre. It’s early afternoon, several days before Gould’s Nov. 20 appearance here in conversation with author/congressional candidate Norman Solomon, for a screening and 40th anniversary celebration of M*A*S*H’s release. That film, set in Korea in the 1950s, was an early milestone for both Gould and director Robert Altman. A few minutes earlier, the 73-year-old actor remarked that he hadn’t fully understood M*A*S*H when the late Altman—famous for his unconventional editing and improvisational directing style—originally completed it, but that he’s come to appreciate the landmark film more and more over the years. He’s especially looking forward to sharing the film with his grandson, who’s not yet seen it.

Asked to elaborate, Gould is off and running. “Oh, I didn’t understand it at first, not at first,” he confirms. “I had a good time working with Donald Sutherland, and I took a great deal of the space—actually, I took all of the space—that Bob Altman was offering me. I’d had no experience at being that free, on a set, but Altman gave it to me. Of course, later on, he let it be published that I was his enemy on the picture, his adversary. That was in a cinema magazine, because he must have thought I wanted to change things. He also had said to me, during the filming of the movie, ‘Why can’t you be like him?’ and he pointed to Corey Fischer, one of the actors in the picture, a member of The Committee, an improvisational troupe of actors. “That was the worst thing he could have said to me,” Gould continues, his voice dropping to a low rumble. “I was very insecure. I started to shake, with my lunch on the tray. I ended up throwing my lunch up into the air. I was rather profane, and colloquial. I said, ‘I started in the theater! I was a tap-dancer! I understand repetition, and I understand positioning. You tell me what you want and that’s what you’ll get, motherf---er.’ “And he said, ‘I think I made a mistake.’ I said, ‘I think so,’ he said, ‘I apologize,’ and I said, ‘I accept.’” Gould, of course, went on to make several more pictures with Altman, including The Long Goodbye, which the two had for years hoped to eventually make a sequel to. So clearly, he and Altman figured out how to work together. “Oh, I love the guy,” Gould says. “But on that first film, I’d simply had no experience working the way Bob worked. And it was only my fourth picture.” Previous to M*A*S*H, Gould had appeared with Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland in William Dieterle’s 1964 The Confession, William Friedkin’s bawdy 1968 stripper comedy The Night They Raided Minsky’s, and the 1969 wife-swapping satire Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. It was on that last film, Gould observes, that his interest in the psychology of moviemaking began to emerge. “On that film,” he says, “I discovered my very first objective relationship in existence, which was with the camera. On that film, I realized that the camera does not manipulate me, it doesn’t promote me—it just reports what I do. I could never be objective with my mother. Never. I couldn’t be objective with my father, or even with

Gould played hard-boiled Philip Marlowe, a fish out of water in the Me Decade, in Altman’s 1973 classic ‘The Long Goodbye.’

myself. But the camera, it became my finally, to accept the unacceptable, to be first real friend, because, I realized, the able to embrace it. Not to judge it.” camera would never lie to me. A camera Asked how an artist can turn that never lies. It just shows, knowledge, the awarehonestly, whatever it is I ness of his or her limido. And honesty, to me, tations, into art, Gould is everything, honesty is leans back in his chair freedom.” and sighs. The subject of hon“I’ve seen a transparent paperweight,” esty reminds Gould of he eventually answers. a poster he has hang“With a little axiom ing on his wall, a gift in it, a quotation. And from a group of high it said, ‘The greatest school students. The artist in the world is poster, featuring a photo an uninhibited child.’ I of Albert Einstein and subscribe to that. When a lengthy quote, was I mentioned that to a hanging on the wall of friend, Herb Gardner, the classroom where who wrote A Thousand Gould was appearing to Clowns, he said to me, talk with the students ‘Well, yes. The greatest about life and art, and artist in the world is an he was so taken with it, uninhibited child—and they pulled it down and offered it to him. Only now does Gould fully understand ‘M*A*S*H.’ Picasso.’ And I said, ‘Well, I love Picasso, too, “I had it mounted, and it lives with me now,” Gould smiles. but I didn’t know you were a materialist. “It says, ‘Where the world ceases to be the You keep Picasso, and I’ll keep the child— scene of our personal hopes and wishes, because as far as I’m concerned, without where we face it as free beings, admiring, the spirit of the child, the whole thing is asking, and observing, there we enter the meaningless. That’s how I’ve come to feel about life and art.” realm of art and science.’ “And can we learn from “I graduated high school, art, from movies?” I ask. but I didn’t go to college, Coming Soon “Can watching a film you know,” he mentions, ‘M*A*S*H’ screens Nov. 20 like M*A*S*H teach us after a pause. “We didn’t at 2pm at the Rafael Film anything about how to be have the money for it. I Center. $18; $15 members. better people?” sometimes think I’d like Elliott Gould will be in “Now that’s a questo go back to school, and I conversation with Norman tion,” Gould says. “Can we think I would want to study Solomon following the learn from movies? Can psychology.” screening. we learn... from mov“Would learning about ies? Here’s what I think. I psychology make you a think that stories, made up better actor?” I ask. “And would your experiences as an actor give of pictures, projected through a beam of you a stronger understanding of human light onto a screen, can lead some people to enter that story, to identify, to relate and psychology?” “Well, I think so,” he replies. “It’s inter- possibly to learn. So yes, it’s possible. “But... it’s not automatic,” Gould smiles. esting. I have finally been able to get under the root of my insecurity. I’ve been able “I think you have to really want that.” < to start accepting my limitations. And I Email David at do know my limitations. But when I was starting out, I was so insecure. So it’s It’s your movie, speak up at been a wonderful acquisition to be able, ›› NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 24, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 25


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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

A Century Ago: The Films of 1911 (2:00) This banquet of inventive vintage shorts offers early star turns from Mary Pickford, John Bunny and Flora Finch as well as “Broncho Billy’s Christmas Dinner,” filmed in Fairfax! O Anonymous (2:10) Derek Jacobi, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave (as Elizabeth I) star in Roland Emmerich’s richly tapestried investigation into who really wrote the plays of William Shakespeare. O Arthur Christmas (1:37) Cartoon about Santa Claus’s son Arthur (that’s right) and the top-secret mission he has to complete by Christmas Eve; Jim Broadbent and Imelda Staunton give voice to Mr. and Mrs. Claus. O Bolshoi Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty (3:10) The opulently renovated Bolshoi presents a dazzling production of Tchaikovky’s classic fairy tale. O Dolphin Tale (1:53) True story about a disabled dolphin whose perseverance (and new prosthetic tail) inspire millions around the world; Winter the dolphin stars as herself. O 50/50 (1:39) Fact-based dramedy about a twentysomething cancer patient (Joesph Gordon-Levitt) and his struggles with chemotherapy; Philip Baker Hall and Anjelica Huston provide support. O Funnyman (1:27) John Korty’s kaleidoscopic second feature stars Peter Bonerz as a struggling up-and-coming comic. O Happy Feet Two (1:45) Cartoon musical about a troupe of penguins, seals and other terpsichorean critters who sound remarkably like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Elijah Wood and Pink. O The Ides of March (1:42) George Clooney writes, directs and stars in an adaptation of the Beau Willimon play about a charismatic presidential candidate and a simmering scandal that could bring him down. O Immortals (1:50) Mickey Rourke as power-crazed King Hyperion, who threatens to destroy Greece until he meets a worthy foe in a simple peasant (Henry Cavill) with fabulous abs (in 3D!). O In Time (1:49) Sci-fi thriller about a futuristic world in which immortality is possible and the wealthy collect and barter time instead of money; Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake star. O Into the Abyss (1:46) Werner Herzog documentary examines a triple homicide in Texas and, by extension, the phenomenon of murder and capital punishment itself. O Jack and Jill (1:31) Adam Sandler plays the two lead roles as feuding male and female adult twins in a comedy where Al Pacino plays himself and Norm MacDonald is a character called “Funbucket.” O J. Edgar (2:17) Biopic of the enigmatic, ruthless, absolutely powerful head of the FBI for nearly half a century stars Leo DiCaprio as The Director and Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson; Clint Eastwood directs. O

Le Havre (1:33) A “political fairy tale” written and directed by the Finnish Ari Kaurismaki about a French shoeshine man who attempts to get an African boy to England. O Like Crazy (1:19) Well reviewed love story about an American and a British student; when the Brit overstays her visa, complications ensue. O Lion King 3D (1:29) Disney’s stirring story of a cub’s ascension to the throne returns in three potentially dazzling dimensions. O Margin Call (1:49) Brokers Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci and Zachary Quinto confront the early stages of the 2008 financial meltdown in JC Chandor’s boardroom thriller. O Martha Marcy May Marlene (2:00) Burgeoning star Elizabeth Olsen plays a young woman whose past experiences in a cult continue to dominate her life. O M*A*S*H (1:56) Groundbreaking improv mishmash vaudeville of a black comedy stars Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland as anarchic Army surgeons ambling through the Korean War; Robert Altman directs. O Melancholia (2:15) Lars von Trier’s moody, epic contemplation of planetary apocalypse stars Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt and Cannes award-winner Kirsten Dunst. O The Metropolitan Opera: Satyagraha (4:15) Live from New York it’s Philip Glass’s acclaimed aria-riffic bio of Mahatma Gandhi, proffered in glorious big-screen high definition. O Moneyball (2:06) Billy Beane’s struggle to field a contending Oakland A’s team on a shoestring reaches the big screen with an Aaron Sorkin screenplay, Brad Pitt as Beane and Daryl Strawberry as himself. O Puss in Boots (1:30) “Shrek” spinoff focuses on the dashing if delusional kittycat, sallying forth to steal the goose that lays the golden eggs; Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris provide the voices. O Tower Heist (1:55) A caper comedy for our times: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy and Matthew Broderick plot to swipe back the retirement-fund money billionaire financier Alan Alda swindled from them. O The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 1 (2:30) Bella and Edward are expecting a new little bundle of vampire joy in the latest installment of the wildly popular series. O A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (1:25) The Abbott and Costello of ganja-dom embark on a desperate journey through Christmastime Manhattan for a totally smokin’ Yuletide tree; Kal Penn and John Cho star. O The Way (1:55) A grieving father (Martin Sheen) embarks on a 500-mile pilgrimage across the Pyrenees to reexamine his life and values; Emilio Estevez directs. O


›› MOViE TiMES 50/50 (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:30, 5:15 NA Century Ago: Films of 1911 (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Mon 7 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 12:15; 3D showtimes at 5:20, 10:10 Anonymous (PG-13) ++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 2, 7:50 NArthur Christmas (PG) Lark Theater: Wed 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 Thu 5:30, 7:45 NBolshoi Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty (Not Rated) CinéArts at Marin: Sun 1:30 Tue 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Sun 1:30 Tue 6:30 Dolphin Tale (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue shown on a double bill with The Lion King; 10:45, 1, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55 NFunnyman (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (director John Korty in person) NHappy Feet Two (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10; 3D showtime at 7:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 5, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 7:30 Mon-Tue 9:25; 3D showtime at 7 Century Northgate 15: 11, 1:25, 3:50, 6:15, 8:35; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:05, 3:05; 3D showtimes at 12:35, 5:30, 8, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 11:10, 4:10, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7 Sun 11:10, 4:10; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7 Mon-Tue 4:10; 3D showtime at 7 WedThu 4:10, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 4, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 7:10 Sun, Mon 4; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri, Tue 4, 6:45, 9:15 Sat 1:40, 4, 6:45, 9:15 Sun 1:40, 4, 6:45 Mon 4, 6:45 The Ides of March (R) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun-Tue 2:20, 7:30 Sat 7:30 Lark Theater: FriSun 6 Mon-Tue 4:15 Immortals (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:10, 4:15, 9:20; 3D showtimes at 12:20, 1:45, 3, 5:30, 6:50, 8, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:20, 2:05; 3D showtimes at 4:55, 7:40, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri


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11:30, 2:10; 3D showtimes at 4:50, 7:30, 10:05 Sat 3D showtimes at 4:50, 7:30, 10:05 Sun 3D showtimes at 4:50, 7:30 Mon 4:50; 3D showtime at 7:30 Wed 2:10; 3D showtimes at 4:50, 7:30, 10:05 Thu 2:10; 3D showtimes at 4:50, 7:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Sun, Mon 1, 3:50, 6:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri, Tue 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon 4:15, 7 In Time (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 2:50, 7:35 NInto the Abyss (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55 J. Edgar (R) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:10, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:50, 4, 7:10, 10:15 Mon-Tue 6:30, 9:35 Century Regency 6: FriTue 11, 12:40, 2:10, 3:50, 5:20, 7, 8:30, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:10, 1:15, 4:20, 7:25, 10:30 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35 Sun, Mon 12:30, 3:40, 6:40 Jack and Jill (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5:25, 8, 10:25 Mon-Tue 6:45, 9:15 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:15, 12:30, 1:40, 2:45, 4, 5:10, 6:30, 7:25, 8:45, 9:45 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:30, 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 Le Havre (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sun 2:30, 6:45 Mon 6:45 Tue-Thu 6:45, 8:45 Like Crazy (PG-13) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Sat-Sun 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 MonThu 5:15, 7:30 The Lion King (G) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue shown on a double bill with Dolphin Tale; 10:45, 1, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55 NM*A*S*H (R) Rafael Film Center: Sun 2 (star Elliott Gould and antiwar author-activist Norman Solomon in person) Margin Call (R) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 4:30, 9 Mon 9 Tue-Thu 7, 9:30 Martha Marcy May Marlene (R) ++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri,

Sun-Tue 11:45, 5, 10:05 Sat 5, 10:05 NMelancholia (R) ++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Sat-Sun 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 MonThu 6:30, 9:15 NThe Metropolitan Opera: Satyagraha (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Marin: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 9:55am Lark Theater: SatSun 10am Moneyball (PG-13) +++1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 8:15 Sat 3:15, 8:15 Sun 3:15 Mon-Tue 6:30 Puss in Boots (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 10:10; 3D showtime at 7:45 Sat-Sun 12:15, 5:15, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 2:40, 7:45 Mon-Tue 9:45; 3D showtime at 7:15 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 12:25, 4:50, 9:15; 3D showtimes at 11:20, 1:30, 2:35, 3:45, 5:55, 7, 8:10, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:15, 2:50; 3D showtimes at 12:35, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 1:30, 6:30; 3D showtimes at 4:25, 9:30 Sun, Mon 1:30, 6:30; 3D showtime at 4:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri, Tue 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 Sat 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7:15 Mon 4:30, 7:15 Tower Heist (PG-13) ++ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:55, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 9:55, 12:30, 3, 5:35, 8:05, 10:35 NThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (PG-13) Century Cinema: 10:30, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 10:50, 11:30, 12:10, 12:50, 1:35, 2:15, 2:55, 3:35, 4:20, 5, 5:40, 6:25, 7:05, 7:45, 8:25, 9:05, 9:50, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:25, 7, 8:30, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Sun 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 Mon-Tue 4:30, 7:20 Wed 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Thu 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 Fairfax 5 Theatres: Fri, Sat, Tue 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sun, Mon 1:20, 4:10, 7 The Way (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:20

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

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

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F R I D AY N O V E M B E R 1 8 — F R I D AY N O V E M B E R 2 5 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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

Live music 11/18-19: Melvin Seals and The JGB Band High-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards and the Jerry Garcia Band. 9pm. $25-35. Palm Ballroom, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 389-5072.

11/18: Chris Haugen’s Seahorse Rodeo Swampy slide guitar, originals and surprising cover tunes. 8-11pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. 11/18: Doc Kraft Dance Band Dance to country, Reggae, R&B, Motown, Rock, Zydeco. 8:30 p.m.1am. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sommerville Rd, Sausalito. 601-7858. 11/18: Glass Brick Boulevard With Greg Johnson. 8-10:30pm. $5-15. The Metropolitan, 27d Jordan St., San Rafael. 385-0400. 11/18: Michael Di Franco Jazz. 8-10:30pm. Free Max’s Deli, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. 11/18: Michael DiFranco sings Sinatra Jazz vocalist. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 11/18: Revolver Rock trio. 8:30-11pm. $15. The Southern Pacific Smokehouse, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 899-9600. 11/18: Soul Jah Family Band Reggae. 9:30pm. $20-25. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 11/19: Fantasia & Flanelhed Rock. 9:30 p.m. Fourth Street Tavern, 711 4th St, San Rafael. 11/19: Foreverland Electrifying 14-piece tribute to Michael Jackson. 9:30pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 11/19: James Henry Percussionist, songwriter,

producer and founder of Hands on Fire/Kokojungo perfoms global funk. 8-11pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. 11/19: San Francisco Music Club The prolific Jimmy Dillon and Lorin Rowan’s latest ensemble brings elements of theater and an eclectic blend of songs, both original and traditional, to the stage. 8pm. $25-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 11/20: Barbwyre Original country compositions for vocals, steel guitar, mandolin, guitar, bass. 5-8pm. No cover. Station House Cafe, 11180 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station. 663-1515. 11/20: Lonestar Retrobates Western swing. 3-6pm. Free. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 516-1028. 11/20: Mariana Ingold and Kit Walker Acoustic latin jazz. 7:30-10pm. $20 donation. Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station. 663-8717. 11/20: Mazacote Salsa Band Old-school salsa and original latin jazz. 4-9pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. 11/21: Blue Monday Jam Jam session welcomes musicians to sit in with the house band or with your own band mates. Bring instruments and charts. 7-11pm. $5-15. Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa St., Sausalito. 385-1606. 11/22: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky and Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . 11/22: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San



Rafael. 457-3993. 11/22: Noel Jewkes Invitational jazz jam. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 11/23: Tengo Tango Milonga Marcelo Puig performs Argentinean Tango music. 8-10:30pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899.

11/25: Miles Schon Band featuring Miles Schon, Lara Johnston and Will Champlin Blues, rock. 9:30pm. $10-13. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 11/25: Rebop! Jazz, funk. Cayce Carnahan, trumpet; Bob Schleeter, guitar; Richard Leiter, keyboards and vocals. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Deli, 60 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera. 924-6297.

Concerts 11/18: S.F. Conservatory of Music Concerts in Marin “Festival of Cellists.” Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello and Miles Graber, piano will perform works by Bach, Ligeti and Mendelssohn. Donations to the Marin Food Bank encouraged. 8-9:45pm. Free. Novato United Methodist Church, 1473 South Novato Blvd., Novato. 11/18: Winifred Baker Chorale With the Orchestra of St. Catherine in a program of works by John Rutter, Beethoven and Bach. Sarah Holzman, flute; Elizabeth Prior, violin. $10-15, under 18 free. St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 485-3579. 11/19: Slavyanka Russian Chorus Chorus formed in 1979 by former members of the Yale Russian Chorus. 8 p.m. $20-25. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes. 663-1075.

Let the write ones in... Two of Marin County’s notable award-winning literary gems come together this Sunday for a public event benefiting O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. Poet JANE HIRSHFIELD and novelist CYRA MCFADDEN will discuss the joys, anguish and magic of their creative processes as writers. In addition to the talk, the center offers many silent-auction items from local artists as well as donated pieces from Heath Ceramics, local wines and VIP tickets to San Francisco museums. The reception kicks off at 12:30pm Sunday, Nov. 20; the event officially begins at 2pm. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $40-$125. 415/388-4331.—Dani Burlison

A wannabe flapper discovers love, the Big City and other sweet mysteries of life in Marin Youth Performers’ production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ this weekend in Mill Valley. when entering holiday coloring contest. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. (415) 883-4498. 11/25-12/18: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ Marin Theatre Company presents a beautifully reimagined American classic. 8-10:30pm. $34-55; $20 under 30; $15 rush Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3569. Through 11/20:‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Classic story abouf sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her love for Frank Butler. 7:30-9:30pm. $12. Marilyn Izdebski, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 453-0199.

Through 11/20:‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Marin Youth Performers present a high spirited musical romp featuring virtuosic dancers from the inimitable Happy Feet dance studio. 7:30pm Nov. 18; 2pm Nov. 19-20. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 .

Through 12/04:‘A Man, His Wife, and His Hat’ AlterTheater premieres a new comedy by Lauren Yee. See website for showtime details. $25. AlterTheater Ensemble, 1414 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-2787.

Comedy 11/25: Jay Alexander “Magic of the Mind.” 8 p.m. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Art 11/19-11/27: Bolinas Gallery Exhibition

Theater/Auditions 11/25-12/17:‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical’ Musical interpretation of the classic tale Come, poet: Jane Hirshfield will be in Mill Valley for the O’Hanlon Center benefit Sunday at 2pm.

presented by the Novato Theater Company. Nov. 25 and 26; Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m. Matinees Sundays, Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. $10-20. Children get $2 discount

Works by Dana Hooper, Sylvia Gonzalez, Russell Chatham and Dennis Hare. Paintings, lithographs, mixed media. Reception 2-5pm Nov. 19. Free. Bolinas Gallery, 52 Wharf Road, Bolinas.

11/19-12/31: 23rd Annual Benefit Mini Show Alan George, photography. Lina Prairie, kelp basketry. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. 11/19-20: Holiday Arts and Gift Sale Col-


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11/19-20: Holiday Open Studio and Sale Eileen Ormiston, watercolor paintings, shirts, tote bags, greeting cards, decorative tile and more new designs. Refreshments served. 11am-6pm. Free. Eileen Ormiston Studio, 38 Dutch Valley Lane, San Anselmo. 457-9295.

11/19: Javanese Batik Slide Show and Sale Slide lecture, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Path of the Empu: A Look at Creativity in Indonesian Traditional Arts and the Batik Studio Brahma Tirta Sari,â&#x20AC;? by batik artists Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam. Noon-4pm. Free. The Folk Art Gallery, 1321 Fourth St., San Rafael. 925-9096 .

11/20-12/17: Marin Society of Artists â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Small Treasures and Giftsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Small original artworks and handcrafted items, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography and printmaking, jew-

elry and wearable art. 11 a.m.-4pm. No charge. MSA Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. 11/25-27: Susan Hall Open Studio West Marin landscape paintings, original hand-painted ceramics, framed prints and boxed notecard sets will be available. 11am-5pm. Free. Susan Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Point Reyes Studio, 11250 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 663-1223. Through 01/06: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Linked By Pinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Artists for Awareness present an art exhibit in support of breast cancer. Reception 6-8pm Oct. 13. Gallery is closed weekends & holidays. 8am-7pm. Free. Gail Van Dyke Atrium Art Gallery, Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 S. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000. Through 01/07: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;On the Waterfrontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Oil paintings of shipyards, docks, coves and beaches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 Views of San Francisco Bay & Environs.â&#x20AC;? Judy Molyneux, landscape art. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871.

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from Youth in Arts production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Paper Princess and the Pinata,â&#x20AC;? inspired by Klevenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books. Free. Youth in Arts Gallery, 917 C St., San Rafael. 457-4878 x18.

Through 11/23:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Celebrating Jewish Life in Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Norm Levin, photography. 8am-6pm. Free. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 499-1403.

Through 11/29:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Four Marin County Masters and Student Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Works by Dorallen Davis, Barbara Lawrence and Carol Smith Myer, paintings; Susan Hontalas, ceramics. Free. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. Through 11/29: Jean-Marc Brugeilles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supercosmos of Dreams.â&#x20AC;? Brugeillesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first solo show outside Europe. Free. elsewhere Gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax. 747-8696.

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out how you can stay out of legal and financial trouble. Q&A with attorney Sandy Shepard and insurance broker Adam Wolfson. 7:30-10am. $35-40. McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 944-7459. 11/19: Healthy Aging Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF will present the latest research on healthy aging and why it neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an oxymoron. Sponsored by Marin AAUW. 10amnoon. Free. Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamlpais Dr., Suite 201, Corte Madera. 11/19: Marin Gray Panthers Meeting Carolyn Placente, Program Director for the Center for Judicial Excellence will give an update about progress made in legislation addressing Family Court problems in Marin and the rest of California. 1:30-3:30pm. Free. The Redwoods Activities Room, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 453-1550. 11/22: E-book Petting Zoo Marin County Free Library E-book guide Diana Spaulding will show you how to check out free Library e-books and provide a hands-on demo of a Kindle, Nook and iPad. 7-8pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 457-5629.

11/23: Marin History Museum Gallery Tour Join local legend Jeff Craemer for a gallery tour of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marin Independent Journal: 150 Years of Inkâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538.

Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

11/19: Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Recordsetter Book of World Records.â&#x20AC;? Live accordion music with Big Lou. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/19: Jafar Yaghoobi â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Us Water the Flowers: The Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iran.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/19: Kelli Stanley Stanley talks about her mystery novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of Secrets.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/19: Mira Bartok Have tea with the artist and writer as she discusses her memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Memory Palace.â&#x20AC;? 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/20: Barry Brukoff â&#x20AC;&#x153;Temples of Cambodia.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

11/20: California Writers Club Marin Branch Meeting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rules Are Made To Be Broken-But Which Ones and When? With Katherine Ellison, Malinda Lo and Ellen Sussman. 2-4pm. $5-10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/20: Group Poetry Reading Reading from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chapter and Verse: Poems of Jewish Identity.â&#x20AC;? With Dan Bellm, Rose Black, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Margaret Kaufman, Jacqueline Kudler, Melanie Maier, Murray Silverstein, Susan Terris, Sim Warkow. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/21: Jonathan Lethem â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc...â&#x20AC;? Provocative essays which shed light on an array of topics. 7pm. Free, but priority seating with book purchase. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events 11/21: Monday Night at the Movies â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Journey Through the Heartland.â&#x20AC;? (1963). German filmmaker Dietrich Wawzyn traveled through America in search of roots musicians. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203.

Community Events (Misc.) 11/17-19: Bel Marin Keys Warehouse and Studio Sale Buy below wholesale prices from manufacturers, importers, artists, jewelry, cookware, bed linens, home decor, holiday treats, wine, garden art, art supplies, more. 10am-5pm. Free. Bel Marin Keys, Novato. 883-5815.

11/18-19: Tam Valley Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Juried exhibit and sale of fine arts and crafts created by outstanding Bay Area artisans. Enjoy homemade food and treats and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. Ample free parking on site. 5-9pm Nov. 18. 10am-3pm Nov.19. Free admission. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393.


11/18-20: 39th Annual Gifts â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Thyme Holiday Faire 85 booths of fine crafts, art, gourmet foods

11/18: Evening with Kay Ryan The Library

and home baked goodies. 10am-6pm. Free. Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa. (707) 260-2810.

of Congress sixteenth Poet Laureate discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best of Itâ&#x20AC;? poetry retrospective. 7:30pm. $25. Dominican University, San Rafael. 927-0960. 11/18: Peter Eichstaedt Journalist Peter Eichstaedt talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Consuming the Congo.â&#x20AC;? Eichstaedt went into the killing fields of the Congo to find whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behind the bloodshed. 7pm.

11/19: Cooking from the Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market Hands on cooking class features seasonal produce grown within miles of Cavallo Point hand selected fresh from local farmers and purveyors. 5-9pm. $125. The Cooking School at Cavallo Point, 602 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-4799.

11/19: Habitat Restoration and Green

Holiday Wreath Workshop Help restore oak woodland and grassland habitat by removing Douglas fir seedlings and learn how to use the evergreen branches to make holiday decorations for your home. 9am-2pm. Free. MMWD Lagunitas Picnic Area, End of Sky Oaks Road off Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 945-1128. 11/19: Marinship Walking Tour Tour of Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Marinship which was a major WWII shipyard with a significant role. 11am-12:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871.

11/19: New Village School Open House Learn about this new K-8 elementary school located in Sausalito. 10am-noon. Free. the New Village School, 100 Ebbtide Ave, Suite 144, Sausalito. 289-0889. 11/19: November Book Sale Featuring cookbooks, anthologies and German language. Plenty of fiction in hard cover, soft cover and â&#x20AC;&#x153;tradeâ&#x20AC;? soft cover. 9am-4:30pm. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203.

11/19: Let Them Eat Pie: Thaksgiving Apple Pie Workshop Take some of the complexity out of the holidays and fill it with fun! Join us for a hands on take home pie making workshop. Learn about the perfect crust, apples and create a Thanksgiving masterpiece to bring home. 9:30am-11:30pm. $35. Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing, 94939. www.

11/19: Savor & Select Wine Tasting and Sale Check out some wonderful wines from the road less traveled and support the Ross Valley schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YES! foundation. Live music with the White Hill Jazz Band and the 5-in-1 Jazz Project. $40. 5:30-7:30pm. Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 11/22: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516.

11/22: Thanksgiving Bake and Take with Pastry Chef Ethan Howard When making your reservation for this class, please indicate which dessert you would like to bake and take home with you. See website for details. 2-4:30pm. $55. The Cooking School at Cavallo Point, 602 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-4799. 11/23: Trivia Cafe Team trivia contest, hosted by Howard Rachelson, Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Master of Trivia, featuring great questions, music and visuals, and

cash prizes. 7:30-9:30pm. $4 entry/player (goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael.

11/25-26: 32nd Annual San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland A snowy downtown San Rafael will kick off the holiday season when it hosts the annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland celebration. Free snow sledding for kids, festive parade, holiday marketplace and more. Nov. 25: snow sledding noon-4:30pm and 6-8pm; marketplace 2-8pm; parade at 5:30 pm. Nov. 26: snow and kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities 9amnoon. Free. Downtown San Rafael, Fourth Street (between A Street & Lootens Place), San Rafael. (800) 310-6563 .

Kid Stuff 11/19: Essence: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Dog Named Mooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CD release party. Susan Z will also perform. 1pm. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. 11/19: Hip Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Series Bay Area Discovery Museum presents Culannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hounds, a blend of modern and traditional Irish music. Join them for a high energy show with plenty of opportunity for singing and dancing a jig. 11amnoon. $5-14, includes Museum admission. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. programs-and-events/performances/ 11/19: Lollipopalooza Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best loved kids entertainers Cindy Cohen, Miss Kitty, Tim Cain and Christopher Smith perform two singing, dancing interactive shows for families with young children at 10am and noon with the Dream Circle Band. $8-10, under 1 free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 461-1066.

11/20: Nature for Kids at Blackstone Canyon Family walk in valley below Big Rock Ridge to look for animals that live near the creek. From Las Gallinas, E on Blackstone Dr, L on Valleystone. Dress warmly, bring water and sunscreen. 10am-1pm. Free. Big Rock Ridge, Valleystone Dr., Marinwood. 893-9508. 11/20: Owen Bragg â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ketinga the Cat.â&#x20AC;? Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book about a cat, a mischievous mouse and Eunice the Unicorn. Percentage of proceeds will support Autistry Studios of Marin. 1pm. Free, donations accepted. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

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11/23: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime Interactive music and stories for children ages 0-3 and their parent or caregiver. 9:30-10am. Free. Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St. , Marin City. 332-6157. 11/23: Toddler Story Time Stories, rhymes and songs in the library with Molly McCall. For children 0-3 and their caretakers. 9:40-10am. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. 11/25-12/24: Free Photo with Santa Also free gift wrapping for items purchased at town center retailers. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. , Corte Madera. 924-2961..

Benefits/Gala Events 11/18: Evening with Owls A chance to see and support conservation efforts of owl, hawk and flying falcon species. Mingle with artists and presenters in a relaxed atmosphere: plus, silent auction, dinner, wine and more 5:45-9pm. $75. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 454-4587. 11/20: Jane Hirshfield and Cyra McFadden at O’Hanlon Join two of the Bay Areas most celebrated authors: Jane Hirshfield and Cyra McFadden. The benefit will include a talk with Jane and Cyra on creative processes and readings from their new works. 2-4pm. $40-125. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331.


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Week of November 17-November 23, 2011

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You’re prone to rebelling against the routines in your life and then being hard on yourself afterwards. In fact, you can be an excitement-junkie in parts of your life without worrying about causing too much damage. Experimenting with the unconventional isn’t cause for banishment from the “real” world, neither is changing jobs. People do these things all the time and guess what? They survive—and so will you. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Lucky Jupiter is in your sign while enthusiastic Mars occupies your house of romance, creativity and gambling. Whether you’re looking for 1) love, 2) inspiration for your latest sculpture or 3) a winner at the racetrack, you are likely to be satisfied. On Wednesday, you feel passionate. If you’ve got a partner for sharing in intimate pleasures, you’re all set. If not, this might be a good time to give your new sex appeal a trial run. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20)You feel like staying home this weekend, but are restless when you are there. It’s a Gemini dilemma, wanting two opposing things simultaneously. Meanwhile, your ruler (curious Mercury) is urging you to travel (or learn a foreign language so that you’ll be prepared to take a long distance trip soon), while sensuous Venus is only interested in amorous activities with your sweetie. Under the “two birds with one stone” theory, this means taking a vacation WITH your sweetie... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) You may feel a bit irritated when the sensitive Moon (your ruler) has to deal with impetuous Mars this weekend. Even if you don’t actually have a reason to feel annoyed, you probably will. Consider it practice for Tuesday when the Sun leaves the compatible water sign of Scorpio to enter the boisterous fire sign Sagittarius. Fortunately, by Wednesday, you’ve figured out how to cope and you probably won’t have a pre-Thanksgiving breakdown... LEO (July 22 - August 22) After weeks of having immature habit patterns exposed (making you just a wee bit insecure), you’re ready to regain your throne in the kingdom of confidence. It doesn’t happen overnight, but you are well on your way to the high self-esteem that is your natural birthright. By Tuesday evening, your ruler enters the sophisticated and adventurous sign of Sagittarius. Yes, it can be expensive—all those airplane tickets to trendy places, but in your extravagant world, what isn’t? VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) The mushy Moon joins aggressive Mars in your sign over the weekend. This is one of those times when you’re not quite sure whether you want to make love or start a war. On Tuesday, you begin to crave the company of family, old friends and possibly even former lovers. If you haven’t already made arrangements for a particularly large and well-attended Thanksgiving gathering, you better get started. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Your ruler (hedonistic Venus) continues her trip through the up-to-the-minute sign of Sagittarius, suggesting that you visit the latest (and hippest) restaurants and clubs. If you’ve got the funds, you may as well check it out since Venus is definitely good at providing pleasant experiences. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the generous Sun lights up your house of siblings, cousins and neighbors. Order a really big turkey and double your stuffing recipe... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) It’s the final weekend of your zodiac celebration and you are in the limelight thanks to fiery Mars setting off sparks with your ruler (passionate Pluto). As Katy Perry would say, “Baby, you’re a firework...” On Tuesday, the zodiac emphasizes your values and desires. It is time to start thinking about what is truly important. Consider your reasons for craving something (or someone). Is it a possession obsession or a genuine need? I’ll pause while you mull this over... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) If you can make it through this weekend when you feel like every authority figure in your life has unwanted advice for you, you’re home free. On Tuesday, the happy Sun joins pleasurable Venus and clever Mercury in your sign, ensuring a bump in your popularity ratings. Wednesday could be particularly exciting, and seeing that it precedes a holiday, you can stay out late and enjoy it. Your zodiac celebration has begun. Alert your fans. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) It’s the lead-up to Thanksgiving, but you’re not as interested in food preparation as you should be. Rebellious Uranus in your house of domesticity suggests kitchen liberation. This leaves you with other options: being a dinner guest, buying an already prepared turkey, going to a restaurant or visiting a country that doesn’t observe this quintessential American holiday. Take your pick. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) If you have anything on your conscience, you’re likely to spend some of the weekend feeling guilty. Fortunately, with a bit of soul searching, you’re able to work it out by Wednesday. This, of course, allows you to focus on being grateful instead of remorseful just in time for Thanksgiving, the ultimate “express your gratitude” holiday. You can start by thanking the cook... PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Put on soothing music and make sure you’re stocked up on chamomile tea. Thanks to the simultaneous presence of the mushy Moon and aggressive Mars in your relationship house, you may spend the weekend switching back and forth between being enamored and being enraged. By Wednesday, passion replaces annoyance as the reigning emotion. This could make for an interesting Thanksgiving Eve... < Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at 34 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 18– NOVEMBER 24, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011128023 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EDIT: ORGANIZATION SOLUTIONS FOR CHAOTIC SPACES, 16 LOCKSLY LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SARAH GANT, 16 LOCKSLY LANE, 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 October 20, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011127953 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NATURAL RECYCLING SERVICES; RS SPREADING, 13502 WILLOW RD., LAKESIDE, CA 92040: SPECIALIZED REUSE AND RECYCLING, 13502 WILLOW RD., LAKESIDE, CA 92040. 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 October 12, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128030 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALL ABOUT AUTOS MARIN EMERGENCY ROADSIDE SERVICE, 1105 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. #6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NESTA VELAZQUEZ, 291 PLAYA DEL REY, 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 October 21, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127994 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BRAZIL MARIN CAFE & MARKET, 1435 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: VAULIM DE LUZ CORTE DA SILVA, 2886 GEARY BLVD., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118. 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 October 17, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127851 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SHILOH BUILDERS, 87 CLEMENTE COURT, NOVATO, CA 94945: ROBERT OWEN NORDBY, 87 CLEMENTE COURT, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 27, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011128032 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOLUTION CONSULTING, 900 REICHERT AVE. #310, NOVATO, CA 94945: STEVEN B BECK, 900 REICHERT AVE. #310, NOVATO, CA 94945; ELIZABETH M BECK, 900 REICHERT AVE. #310, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 7, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 24, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128066 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FREESTYLE WEB SOLUTIONS, 1925 EAST FRANCISCO BLVD. #15, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: GABRIEL BROWN, 35 BRAUN CT., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 27, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128059 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VAC N SAVE, 247 TETON CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: GREGORY SCANLAN, 247 TETON CT., 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 26, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127914 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ACES HIGH AMUSEMENTS, 758 MARIN DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: DAVID SHAPIRO, 758 MARIN DR., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 5, 2011. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on October 5, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128022 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BALI CHILDREN’S MEDICAL FUND, 63 NOKOMIS AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: IDGI D’ANDREA KAUFMAN, 63 NOKOMIS AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960; MARY THERESA DOWLING, 55 POPLAR AVE., ROSS, CA 94957. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 19, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128096 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MILL VALLEY SPEECH & LANGUAGE, 300 POPLAR ST. #6, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: GALE LOVE, 368 PINE HILL RD., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 15, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 2, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 11, 18, 25; December 2, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128108 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN AUTO RESCUE, 1101 FRANCISCO BLVD. E. #6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: OSCAR T. VELAZQUEZ, 391 MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 November 3, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 11, 18, 25; December 2, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128011 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VUNDERBARSKIS, 8 CAPILANO DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: ANTHONY D. BALSA, 16 JOSEFA CRT., NOVATO, CA 94949; NORTHBAY HEALTHY VENDING, LLC., 16 JOSEFA CRT., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 19, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 11, 18, 25; December 2, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128077 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP, 1401 LOS GAMOS DR. #110, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RICHARD BERGMANN, 555 SUMMIT AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 October 31, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 11, 18, 25; December 2, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011128041 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SWEET ‘N SAVORY, 55 MCNEAR DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MICHAEL J. REINHARDT, 55 MCNEAR DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious busi-

ness name(s) listed herein on October 15, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 25, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 11, 18, 25; December 2, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128130 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE PACK LEADER, 63 ASHFORD AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: DIEGO DOMINGUEZ, 63 ASHFORD AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. 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 November 7, 2011. (Publication Dates: Dates: Dates: November 11, 18, 25; December 2, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 127941 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN REFLEXOLOGY, 357 THIRD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KRISTEN S. ANDERSON, 7924 WINTER BORN WAY, WINDSOR, CA 95492. 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 October 12, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128086 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as I (LOVE) YOUR DOG!, 216 VILLA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SHANNON CLAHAN, 216 VILLA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 31, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011128080 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RD ENTERPRISES, 40 BELVEDERE ST., SUITE 2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: VITREO INC., 40 BELVEDERE ST., SUITE 2, 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 November 21, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 31, 2010. (Publication Dates: November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128109 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAGE PARTNERS, 226 BRET HARTE RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TOBIN & ASSOCIATES LLC., 226 BRET HARTE RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on November 3, 2011. (Publication Dates: November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2011)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1104893. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner GLENETRA TECHELLE FORD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GLENETRA TECHELLE FORD to AMIRAH NAILAH AKILAH RAYNE. 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: November 29, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: October 3, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2011)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1104895. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TERRY LEE COLLINS JR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TERRY LEE COLLINS JR. to AMIR MAJD AL DIN. 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: November 29, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: October 3, 2011 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1105288. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ANINHA ESPERANZA LIVINGSTON AND OLIVIER RENE SUZOR ON BEHALF OF AMBER PAULETTE ESPERANZA-SUZOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ANINHA ESPERANZA LIVINGSTON to ANINHA ESPERANZA LIVINGSTONE; AMBER PAULETTE ESPERANZA-SUZOR TO AMBER PAULETTE SUZOR. 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: December 6, 2011, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: October 25, 2011 /s/ Faye D’Opal, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1105568. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TAYLOR MARIE ANGELOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TAYLOR MARIE ANGELOS to TAYLOR PERRY. 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: January 10, 2012, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 949134988. 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: November 10, 2011 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 2011)

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I’ve been with my boyfriend for three years. The first year was rocky. He was selling drugs, got addicted and went to prison. Three months after getting out, he relapsed. I persuaded his mother to send him to rehab, and afterward I found us an apartment, where we’ve been for six months. He has remained drug-free, helps with cooking and cleaning and pays half the rent and bills. His job just got cut back to 16 hours a week. He has applied for a handful of positions but isn’t consistently looking, and he spends lots of time fishing. Meanwhile, I’m paying for groceries, dinners out and any puny vacations, and I’ve bought him new clothes so he’ll look his confident best. When I say I’m exhausted pulling this much weight, he uses his sobriety as a tool, saying, “Look how much better I am; I did this all for you.” My last relationship was much more equal, and I ended it because I felt like I didn’t matter. I do like feeling important to this person, and I do like the love, affection and kindness he shows me.—Weary


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It must have been hell for you in your previous relationship when stopping your boyfriend’s self-destructive behavior only involved putting out messages like “Just say no to chicken-fried steak and the occasional cigar.” Some women do volunteer work; some women date it. You and your boyfriend are a classic combination, the drug addict and the enabler. Addict behavior is immature brat behavior—throwing over tomorrow to get your rocks off (or snort some rock) today. These days, your boyfriend’s nose might not be powdered (“Crack: The other white meth!”), but he’s leaving you “gone fishing” notes instead of going looking for “help wanted” signs. Then again, why should he man up when he can always count on you to mommy up? Welcome to “the well-intentioned path to hell,” as Dr. Barbara Oakley puts it. Oakley, author of the fascinating book Cold-Blooded Kindness, studies “pathological altruism,” help that actually ends up hurting—sometimes both the helper and the person she’s supposed to be helping. Oakley explains that your boyfriend may not be the only one in the relationship who’s been getting a buzz on: “Part of our sense of altruism— of wanting to care for others at cost to ourselves—is related to the positive feelings we get from our nucleus accumbens and related areas (the brain’s pleasure center)... the same areas that are activated when we get high on drugs or gambling.” You have a choice: Keep pressing your paw on the little lever for your do-gooder’s high, or accept the risk of seeking real love with the sort of man who can live without you but would really rather not. Real love means having a crush on a man as a human—respecting and admiring who he is, as opposed to pitying him for what he’s done to himself. A man who really loves you wants the best for you; he doesn’t guilt-trip you (“I did this all for you!”) into ignoring your own needs so you can better meet his. Should you decide to stay with your help object, inform him that you’ll bail if he doesn’t start putting out more than a clean urine sample. If he doesn’t come through, either accept your fate as Mommy II or finally act on what you’ve spent three years pretending not to know—that a woman without an addict is like a fish without a Smart car.


I’m a woman who’s been online dating for two years. I’ve noticed that people who’ve been on the dating site as long as I have often put up different pictures. By never changing my picture in two years, am I broadcasting that I’m a loser? I feel changing it seems more loserish, as in, “Hey, anyone want me from a different angle?”—Still Here


Do you also suspect Banana Republic is going out of business every time they update their store windows? Changing your picture is a way to say “New and Improved!”—a classic advertising gambit that seems to perk up sales despite everybody knowing it probably means “Toothpaste’s largely the same, but check out the butterfly and sparklies we added to the package!” Keep in mind that research has shown that men are drawn to flirty, smiley shots of women, and common sense says to avoid cropping all your photos at the shoulders, as this leaves a little too much mystery about what shape the rest of you is in. Have fun while posing and you should seem like you’re having fun putting yourself out there—as opposed to having fears that the next man at your side will be the utility worker who discovers you sitting mummified on your couch. <

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