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›› LETTERS At least someone enjoyed ‘Final Analysis’...

Day. Kim Basinger was not as accessible. We were instructed not even to look at her. (I figured, her loss!) When we were leaving Bix, Eric Roberts poked me from behind, and when I turned around, he had struck a karate pose, and said to me, “Bring it, big guy!” I feigned a punch to his nose, but he grabbed my arm with lightning speed, causing the director to intervene worriedly. My dad ended up in a still shot on the back of the box packaging the film, and it’s sweet to see his face whenever I browse for movies. So, thanks for bringing back to mind a really fun week for me. Peter Anderson, Marin

Kim Basinger makes her way across the Fort Baker waterfront in a scene from ‘Final Analysis.’ Lowly Marinites were warned ‘not even to look at her.’

Thanks for the story remembering Marin’s role in the movie Final Analysis 20 years ago [“Made in Marin,” March 2]. My late father—Elmer Anderson of Greenbrae—and I were extras in that film, and had a blast. He was in a scene with Uma Thurman and I was in a scene with Kim Basinger, and we’d argue over who had the hottest leading lady. Honestly, he did. I was in another scene with Richard Gere and Eric Roberts at Bix restaurant in San Francisco. Between takes, I taught Gere how to play Liar’s Dice at the bar. He was funny, affable, and played piano for us. He wanted to know all about Marin, especially the Green Gulch Zen Center. He came alive when I mentioned that Willie Mays was my boyhood idol. He said ditto, that he idolized Mays as a kid in New York. I was impressed that he borrowed someone’s clunky mobile phone (not many cells then) to call his mother and wish her a happy Mother’s

Shot, verse shot Thank you for publishing the write-up on my favorite movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales [“Great Escapism,” Feb. 24]. Good job of editing. May I comment on other choices? I most surely applaud Including Harold and Maude, Back in college seen on midnight screen, But if I do think a bit I must surely admit Dr. Strangelove is best movie I’ve seen, Young Frankenstein’s funny, But guess for my money Mel Brooks’ first Producers I like best, And love Little Big Man, Big Wizard of Oz fan, All of these I enjoy, so attest. Elliott Kolker, Stinson Beach

11th heaven Bankruptcy is frowned upon in our society. It connotes failure—an inability to manage one’s finances properly. Yet it is used frequently by corporations to reor-

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TOP POSTINGS THIS WEEK Hal Brown, 1945 - 2012 ‘A local legend has left us,’ says Supervisor Steve Kinsey. Read the full story here posted Friday, March 2, 2012, 2... Sponsors dumping the hateful, woman-hating Limbaugh...good riddance! Bravo to all the companies who have done the decent thing and pulled their ads.. I have contacted many here, by phone and on their Facebook pages...here’s the list of sponsors...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com ganize their indebtedness and often to sidestep their union contracts to lower their cost of wages. Nobody pays much attention to these “managed” bankruptcies nowadays, they have become so commonplace. Recently the city of Vallejo went bankrupt, and now the city of Stockton seems on the verge. Their pension costs grew so great as to overwhelm their ability to provide essential services. Pensions, in themselves, are good things. But when they start creeping up to $100,000, and more, they become excessive and negate their social utility. They become Pensions of the Rich and Famous requiring present value commitments of over $3,000,000 each, at today’s interest rates. San Rafael and the county of Marin have unfunded pension and health liabilities that left unattended can destroy their ability to provide essential services with the taxpayers holding the bag. A strategic, “managed” bankruptcy now could allow for the renegotiation of the more expensive pension contracts, before a forced fire-sale bankruptcy could ever have a chance to bring down the whole shebang. If necessary, we can rewrite the laws dealing with such things. All we need is the political will and courage from our elected officials. Alex Easton-Brown, president Marin United Taxpayers Association, Lagunitas

We didn’t know gravy paired so well with sour grapes... Why the taxpayers are so upset over the costs of the SMART train, when it’s the GRAVY train that’s really going to “derail” the middle-class taxpayers—and that train’s been going full-steam ahead for the last 10 years here in Marin. It’s fueled by taxpayer money, and run by government workers who are also collecting taxpayer money. Their only job is to give away taxpayer-funded benefits to all who want it; that’s their only job. They’re thrilled to death when someone walks into the office to fill out the paperwork, otherwise their cushy jobs would go the way of the postal workers. How hard does a “poor person” have to work to find a government office open, walk right in and get their ticket to ride the Gravy Train for free everything, for the American Dream. These taxpayerpaid workers help you to apply, comply and qualify. How much of an investigation they do to see if you really qualify is probably with a wink and a nod; it’s not in their interest to disqualify anyone. The more the merrier; 6 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 9 - MARCH 15, 2012

and next year they can get funded for even more money to keep this sham going and hire more workers to help more “clients.” Aideen Gaidmore, executive director of the Marin Child Care Council, is pissing and moaning that the government is pulling back funding on free childcare. Well of course, she might have to go looking for a real job, instead of giving taxpayer money away to women who think nothing of dropping a baby out of their body. What ever happened to grandma taking care of the kids, and reading to them or putting them in front of the TV to watch Sesame Street? She’s kvetching that these toddlers will never have their chance to become the brain surgeons and rocket scientists of the future...if they don’t get some free baby-sitting service now. The welfare and food stamp rolls are increasing, and the economy is blamed. I guess when the economy improves (as it has done so far), these rolls will diminish. But we all know that once they’ve qualified for the GRAVY train, they’ll never get off it. And [in response to an Editor’s Note from Feb. 24] of course you hope you raise your children not to question why they had to work hard to support those who hardly work. You’d have to tell them the truth. That you voted “yes” on raising taxes and floating bonds for every feel-good scheme and scam that came before you, because you’re a liberal and you feel it’s your duty to spend your child’s future on helping the poor, underprivileged, scumbags, crooks, liars, thieves, entitled, lazy, pieces of ---- that have found their way onto the free ride on the GRAVY train. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

‘But they’re cousins, identical cousins... what a crazy pair!’

One of these men has made a career of rousing deep-seated emotions to reveal underlying truths about the human condition. The other is George Will.

Herbert Blomstedt and George Will: separated at birth? Craig Whatley, San Rafael


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Requiem for a heavyweight Hal Brown was a giant—now can someone see about his bench? by Peter Breen

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ast week Marin County lost another of its finest community leaders with the March 2 passing of former Supervisor Hal Brown, at age 66. While Hal’s death was not unexpected because of his long battle with cancer, it came as much of a shock as did that of his colleague, Charles McGlashan, who died suddenly while on a ski trip last spring. In Hal’s case it was different, especially for me because I had the privilege of being quite close to him during the past 15 months, in addition to the past 25 years or so while we were both elected officials. Hal had kindly named me his “emergency” replacement should the Board of Supervisors be wiped out by some catastrophic event like a tornado. I respected and appreciated his confidence in me. We had many, many good times together, engaging in a whole lot of “disrespectful” banter about local events and local “electeds.” Hal always had the quickest of comebacks that would stop you right in your tracks. His one-liners at the Board of Supervisors meetings were classic, and most of the time the recipient thought that Hal really wanted to know the weight of the horseflies that were being discussed. He usually started out with a simple, “Madam President, I have just one question...” Zing!

›› NEWSGRAMS Brown was appointed to the Ross Valley Supe seat in 1983 by cousin/governor Jerry.

Hal never failed to show up when asked to appear at a local meeting or parade, although he detested being cornered, and would always ask, “Say, can you step outside with me for minute?” That meant one of two things: his back was acting up 9 > or he wanted a smoke. Chances are

Hal Brown, 1945 - 2012 Former Marin County Supervisor Harold “Hal” Brown, who served county government for nearly 30 years, died March 2 at his home in Sleepy Hollow after a 27-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Brown was 66 years old. After his diagnosis, Brown said he had hoped to return to office and complete his term, but “my medical condition makes that impossible,” he said in October.“As much as I will miss this job, I look forward to my retirement, and the opportunity to spend more time with my family and friends.” In October, Brown retired from office and was recognized by the board for his dedication and life-long service to the county. Brown was in his seventh term in office, having been appointed to the seat in 1983 by his cousin and then first-time governor, Jerry Brown, to fill the seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer upon her election to U.S. House of Representatives. In the weeks following his retirement, the Pacific Sun’s Jill Kramer asked Brown what he’d miss most about serving as a Marin County supervisor.“The camaraderie,” Brown said. “Working on the issues. Being able to fix things, solve problems. “I don’t think [I’d do anything differently]. I’ve always loved what I do. And I think I would do the same thing over again.” Brown was born in 1945 at the San Diego Naval Base, where his father was stationed until returning home to San Francisco. The family resided in Kent Woodlands for a short time in the early ‘50s before moving back to San Francisco, where Brown graduated from Lowell High School and then received a B.S. in business from the University of San Francisco. Before becoming a Marin County supervisor, he enjoyed a successful career in the commercial insurance industry. Brown moved his own family to Sleepy Hollow in 1971, where he soon became involved in local organizations and community service, including serving on the grand jury and on the Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Board of Directors. Supervisor Katie Rice, a longtime assistant to Brown and his choice to succeed him on the board, says he will be “missed mightily” throughout the county and “even more so by his family and friends.” “Working with Hal taught me, taught all of us, as much about people and human nature, about loyalty and trust, as it did about government and politics,” says Rice. Supervisor Steven Kinsey, who served with Brown for nearly 15 years on the board, describes him as “an astute politician and a caring community leader.” “A local legend has left us,” Kinsey says. Brown was known for his unique style, energetic leadership, availability to his constituents and fiscal conservatism. Brown was also a champion of open space—he was involved in the acquisition or preservation of over 1,700 acres of open space in the Ross Valley. He spearheaded the county’s original Integrated Pest Management policy in 1983, and founded FireSafe Marin in 1992. He was instrumental in the formation of the precedent setting Marin County Child Care Commission in 1995; and under his guidance, the very first Safe Routes to Schools program was formed in 2001, soon becoming a national model. In 2007, Brown lobbied for flood control in the Ross Valley, paving the way for adoption of the Ross Valley Watershed and Flood Protection program. 9 He was also chairman and founder of the Valentine’s Ball Foundation, a nonprof-

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VJacquie Phelan, fellow Pacific Sun writer and Marin cycling enthusiast, is seeking her Hero. Last week, she parked her swanky new bike inside the Hospice Hodgepodge thrift store in San Rafael while she shopped there for bargains. Unbelievably, the unlocked Specialized Ruby bicycle disappeared. Anyone who finds and return her bike, identified by the red feather under the saddle, will be considered a Hero worthy of great reward. Ms. Phelan will provide either $300 cold, hard cash or a generous $500 donation to Hospice. Needless to say, we think a true Hero will forgo personal gain, allowing Hospice, a wonderful organization, to benefit from the donation. Please contact Mike’s Bikes in San Rafael at 4543747to return Jacquie’s bike and become a Hero. (No questions asked.)

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WThere was no contest in selecting our Zero this week. For a number of reasons, the Zero crown goes to San Rafael’s own Rich Gosse, executive producer of the Miss Cougar America 2012 Contest. First, it’s Ms. Cougar to you, Rich. Second, there’s no such thing as a cougar, unless you’re referring to the big cat known around these parts as a mountain lion. Third, speak for yourself. You’ve offended women of all ages with your comment, “Older women, in particular, are victimized by our youth-oriented society. They are regarded as ‘non-sexy.’” Lastly, beauty contests are passe. Grow up. Women aren’t victims, they’re not wildcats, they’re not non-sexy and they certainly don’t need the validation of a group of young male judges. Meow.—Nikki Silverstein

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all, she’s the former model who still turns heads and I’m the short Jewish gal who becomes invisible next to her. Muddling through the pregnancy, Melissa’s hormone-laden body had her laughing and crying in the same moment. There were joyful baby showers, tearyeyed phone calls with the former boyfriend and feeling little baby kicks in her big belly. Before we knew it, she was at the nine-month mark. The day Melissa went into labor was one of those rare sunny, breezeless days in Sausalito. Within 15 minutes, Melissa and her overnight bag were packed in my car and we were heading to the Golden Gate Bridge, which, unfortunately was backed up to the Waldo Grade. It was then that Sweet Melissa turned into a Crazy Pregnant Person. The traffic was my fault. Ditto for the heat. She swore she was giving birth this moment in the passenger seat of the Volvo. Once we finally arrived at the hospital, she swatted me when I touched her shoulder or back during a contraction. As a flurry of attendants began wandering in and out of her room, she gave me strict instructions to keep her hoo hoo covered by her hospital gown. Ever obedient, the first glimpse I caught of her tushy and more, I gathered the bottom of the nightie and draped it over knees. “Don’t touch me,” she screamed. “Your hoo is showing,” I responded. “I don’t care. Leave me alone.” It went on like that for hours. The intern missed the opportunity to give Melissa an epidural, so she suffered longer than need be. By dawn the following day, beautiful baby Mandy was in her exhausted mother’s arms. Today, Melissa doesn’t remember the details of her 18-hour ordeal. Another friend of ours, Janie, adopted her daughter from Guatemala the same year that Melissa gave birth. She remembers every minute of the first day with her little girl. Melissa says it matters little that her baby grew within her or came from her own egg. Janie says it doesn’t matter at all that someone else gave birth to Rosie. Both women love their daughters unconditionally, not because of biological connections, but because they are mothers. <

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y eggs are feeble, old and broken. I’ve joked about it with you over the years, but now it’s official and I’m not laughing anymore. My doctor decreed there is no chance of recovery, so please don’t write to me about your Aunt Sadie who gave birth at age 52. (It wasn’t her egg, and even if it was, she’s probably Catholic or Mormon. They seem to be better breeders than we Jews are.) I didn’t choose not to have a family. My timing was off considerably. I console myself by keeping in mind that my genes aren’t the best. My hair is difficult to manage. I have cellulite and I can’t play a musical instrument. Oy, who would want to pass all this on to an unsuspecting child? The only way I’m giving birth now is if someone’s eggs and another’s sperm get together in a test tube and a doctor surgically implants the mixture in my body. That seems like a lot of trouble to go through to give birth to another woman’s baby. What kind of a woman “donates” eggs to a perfect stranger anyway? The kind who’s paid a great deal of money to pump her body full of hormones, with the goal of producing as many eggs as possible. Then she goes through the procedure of having the unfertilized ova harvested from her. Certainly, she’s putting her health at risk to sell a dozen eggs, especially when compared to a man who goes into the bathroom for five minutes with a clean cup and a dirty magazine. I know a woman who sold her eggs. Cute and college-educated, Clara did it for money, not once, but a few times. She was paid by the egg; her entire winnings totaled $20,000. Clara went on Oprah declaring she did it for infertile women. I wonder if those poor women realize that their kid may have inherited the liar, liar, pants on fire gene. Personally, I’ve decided upon taking the adoption or foster child route. I’d rather Clara get a real job, hopefully leading more people to open their hearts and homes to a child who’s already here. Still, I understand why women go to great lengths to become pregnant, even on borrowed eggs. A few years ago, when my friend Melissa became pregnant, her boyfriend dumped her. I accompanied her to Lamaze classes. All the couples were heterosexual, including us, but the instructor and our classmates thought we were lesbians. I was flattered that these folks considered me Melissa’s life partner. After

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life, especially because of the way that Hal faced the future. He demonstrated incredthat he then slipped away in the night, his ible grit as he underwent several hospitask done. talizations and countless trips to a host Hal was really a shy and “sensitive” guy. of medical practitioners. Lately the visits There were many times when he would from home slowed and then stopped as he call and ask if he had been too “harsh at a went from his chair in the front room to meeting.” He never was. One time I made his wheelchair and finally, to his bed. The an offhand remark about the content of one of his 75-second speeches at a “mayors medical team was then visiting infrequently because it was most likely they knew dinner.” Somehow, my comment worked what the end story would be. If he called, itself around the circle to where he called they came to his bedside. me at home and asked if I really thought Some of Hal’s friends his comments were too have asked about his “stop “simple” for the group. smoking” efforts as a result He brought up this issue PUBLIC MEMORIAL of his illness. I can say for with me over the next SERVICE certain that he stopped 10 years at the most A public ceremony to smoking when he was inopportune moments, commemorate and honor hospitalized. I guess I can usually in front of others. his life and service to the also say that I still have the county is being planned (Lesson learned.) three Bic lighters that I got, for late March at the Hal was always ready Marin Veterans’ Memorial at his request, a couple of to help out all the towns Auditorium. More informaweeks ago. and constituents in his tion will be provided on Tell me then, would you district. Most folks do the county’s webpage at begin a lecture about smoknot know the extent of www.marincounty.org. ing in this situation? The his generosity. He carebiggest issue was just watchfully watched his discreing where the ashes fell. tionary fund, directing The final curtain fell so slowly...ever money to where he felt it would do the so slowly. There was only so much to see most good: summer camp scholarships, Little League billboards or boosting a local on TV, especially after the last football Chamber of Commerce, even helping fund season ended. If you called to see him, he would always be his gracious self and a study to see if there was any interest in coordinating San Anselmo and Fairfax po- sometimes say, “Why don’t you come over tomorrow?” which meant he was havlice services. (He told me at the beginning ing a really bad day. Sometimes, we just that it would never lead to success, and sat. I knew that something not so good reminded me of that several times later.) When I say that Hal was a “sensitive” was happening when he lost interest in guy, let me tell you a story about one asking what was happening on the Marin of his peeves. Once upon a time in San political scene. Hal lived for his “politics.” Anselmo we were revitalizing the down- Many times I stopped by at night, stepped town streetscape. As a part of the effort, through the dining room window (really) we sold sidewalk benches to the public. I to where he was, at the table on the phone believe that I was mayor at the time. Hal with a constituent. He always called back! During his illness Hal had his hand on mentioned that he had made a major conthe tiller at both the Board of Supervisors tribution already to the effort, and asked me about maybe a bench just to remind and Golden Gate Bridge District, where he folks that he had helped out. I told him participated by phone as long as possible. that it seemed to be a worthwhile ac- His longtime aide, now Supervisor Katie knowledgement of his support. I sent the Rice, briefed him daily on her way home. request through the normal channels in Hal had the deepest respect for Katie and town. To this day the bench has not ap- her knowing what he needed to do on evpeared, and at least 10 times since then ery issue. When he retired in December, he he wondered where it was. Finally, when left his greatest legacy to the 2nd District I was mayor again, I had the chance to do in the form of Katie Rice. What Hal taught me is irreplaceable. even one better than a bench. I was able to get the council to dedicate a bridge re- First, Hal will never be replaced. He was placement on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard truly a unique person, a public servant, as the “Little Brown Bridge,” fully aware a great dad and “best friend” of Gloria, the (big) “Brown Bridge” had already been whom he once referred to as his boys’ named in his honor on White’s Hill sev- “mother.” He loved his big hairy German shepherd Bo who used to come over to eral years earlier. I got Hal down to the dedication on a his bedside when anyone was offering Hal ruse that he was dedicating the bridge to something to eat or drink. Bo always made a long deceased town supporter. He came sure that Hal was OK. For me, though, it was just something down in his finest “bridge dedication outfit,” sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt! He that we shared for a long time, something pulled aside the cloth covering the plaque that can never be replaced. Marin has truly lost another giant. < naming the bridge after him, and quietly Email Peter at pbreen5@comcast.net. said to me, “Where the hell is my bench?” These last 12 months have provided me with many important lessons about

< 7 Newsgrams it that raises roughly $250,000 annually for local nonprofits serving children, families and seniors. His son, Michael Brown, recalls how much his father loved working for Marin and its residents. “He always said to us, ‘I’ve got the best job in the world.’” Hal Brown is survived by his two sons, Michael and Chris Brown, and their wives, Julia Farren Coppersmith and Amy Breaux, grandchildren Ella and Abigail, his former wife Gloria Brown and beloved dog Bo. The Brown family will be holding a private service and has requested privacy during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marin Valentine’s Ball Foundation at P.O. Box 1612, San Anselmo, CA 94979. A public ceremony to commemorate and honor his life and service to the county is being planned for late March at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. More information will be provided on the county’s webpage at www.marincounty.org. —Jason Walsh

Corte Madera tosses ABAG The town of Corte Madera is bagging its membership in ABAG, saying that the regional planning association takes too much control away from local municipalities in its enforcement of state-mandated housing requirements. The Town Council voted 4-1 this week—with Alexandra Cock the lone “nay”—to drop from the Association of Bay Area Governments; in the East Bay, the city of Pinole voted unanimously last July to drop from ABAG, but rejoined in September when the council realized it was cutting off its ABAG nose to spite its state-mandated housing requirement face. Though ABAG arrives at housing numbers for cities and counties—based on expected long-term growth, among other things—the agency is bound by state requirements when setting housing mandates. By resigning from ABAG, Corte Madera is still bound to meet the state housing mandates, though now it won’t have a say in how ABAG carries out the requirements.—JW All Betts are on! Among the biggest attractions at the Marin County Fair are its musical acts—and many familiar faces return from year to year (we consider the Preservation Hall Jazz Band pretty much family at this point). But this year, the fair is adding a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to its lineup—Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers will be ramblin’ into the fairgrounds with his band Great Southern. The 69-year-old Florida native—named the 58th all-time greatest guitarist by Rolling Stone magazine—was a founding member of the defining Southern rock band the Allman Brothers, and penned such staples as “Ramblin’ Man,”“Jessica,”“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Blue Sky.” Betts and Co. will perform on opening day of the fair, which runs June 30 to July 4 at the Marin County Fairgrounds. Other acts this year include the MarchFourth Marching Band (June 30), Mickey Thomas and Starship (July 1), Los Lobos (July 1), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (July 2), Steel Pulse (July 3), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (July 4) and the Temptations (July 4).—JW Water district proposes 6 percent rate hike They don’t call it “liquid gold” for nothing, folks—the Marin Municipal Water District is proposing a water rate increase of 6 percent to take effect May 1. The proposed increase is needed to offset revenue losses due in part to successful conservation efforts by customers. But, says the district’s interim general manager, Tom Cronin, conservation is still more cost effective for water users than the alternative. “While lower water use impacts revenues, in the big picture, it helps to contain costs,” Cronin says. “If we had to obtain new water supply to meet higher demand for water, we would have to raise rates even more to pay for it.” The MMWD Board of Directors will vote on the proposal at a public hearing Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm, in the San Rafael Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. The new rates would be reflected in water bills for meter readings taken on or after July 1. According to district officials, if the proposed increase is passed, the average customer’s bill would go up by a maximum of $5.63 per two-month billing period, increasing from $94.44 to $100.07, or less than $3 per month. At this rate, district officials say, MMWD water delivered at the tap costs slightly more than a half-cent per gallon. “While no one likes higher prices, this situation is not unique to MMWD,” adds Cronin. “Water providers throughout California are raising rates anywhere from 6 to 18 percent this year.” District officials stress that despite cost-cutting measures—including a 10 percent reduction in workforce, cuts to overtime and on-call pay, a two-year wage freeze and deferment of maintenance projects—a rate hike is needed to meet the rising cost of water, purifying chemicals, electricity, employee benefits and watershed projects. MMWD is holding a public workshop on the rate increase proposal on Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 to 8pm in the MMWD board room, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera. Customers can calculate the effect of the proposed increase on their water bill by going to www.marinwater.org, or can request a calculation from the district’s Customer Service Department by calling 415/945-1400.—JW 10

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November—mostly discussing how to calm Keep It Local’s concerns about the potential impact the new Target would have on San Rafael’s downtown business district. Keep It Local spokesperson Jonathan Frieman says he is “encouraged” by the settlement. “We believe it demonstrates the parties’ shared commitment to local businesses,” says the San Rafael resident,“and maintaining a vibrant, diversified local economy.”—JW

Marin woman to represent California at World Kidney Day Shar Carlyle knows kidneys—she suffered from polycystic kidney disease and was the first person in California to find a living donor via the Internet for her successful kidney transplant. So it’s only natural that the San Rafael resident was chosen by the National Kidney Foundation to represent California during its celebrations for World Kidney Day in Washington, D.C., March 7 and 8. Carlyle, who’s the director of the Kidney Community Education Program in San Rafael, spoke with policy makers about kidney disease, its risk factors, impact on communities and legislative issues that affect the lives of kidney patients. Carlyle describes her selection as “both an honor and a responsibility.” Through her work with Community Action Marin, which oversees the kidney education program, Carlyle has developed the KCE program, which serves low-income and disenfranchised adults with kidney challenges—the program offers education, guidance and other information to those affected. According to Community Action Marin statistics, the nationwide United Network of Organ Sharing “deceased donor wait list” is over 113,000.“The need for solutions is critical,” say CAM officials.—JW

‘Tiburon Terror’ Chapman to receive monument Stand aside Blackie—Tiburon’s other homegrown sports legend is getting a monument of his own. Sam Chapman was a star athlete at Tam High before enjoying a successful Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Athletics. Now the Tiburon native will be memorialized by a pair of plaques mounted on brick across from the downtown fountain near Main Street. The memorial is expected to be unveiled in June. The “Tiburon Terror” played for the Athletics from 1938 to 1951. In the ‘41 season, he hit .322 and launched 25 homers. Chapman returned with his family to Tiburon for good in 1973; he died at age 90 in 2006.—JW Target, Keep It Local settle dispute The city-approved Target store in east San Rafael is out of shop-local crosshairs for the moment, as the city of San Rafael, Keep It Local San Rafael and land owner Cal-Pox, Inc. announced a settlement last week bringing a close to Keep It Local’s legal challenge to construction of the megastore in a lot adjacent to Home Depot. Keep It Local filed suit against the city in June of 2011, challenging the Target environmental impact report the city commissioned from AECOM consultants. According to the settlement agreement, Target and Cal-Pox will provide a total of $250,000 over five years to support the San Rafael Downtown Business Improvement District’s “marketing, education and business vitality efforts.” The settlement funds will also help the BID keep several budget-threatened community events, such as the Holiday Festival of Lights, running. San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips says he is grateful to the parties involved for coming to the agreement.“This has been a long and challenging road,” Phillips says. Officials from Target, Cal-Pox and Keep It Local had been at the bargaining table since

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lan Bay ay Area, virtually ally everyone agrees, is an ambitiouss idea that establishes a relationship linking jobs, transportation and housing to produce a regional planning strategy for the next few decades. That’s about where the agreement ends. Disagreement erupts over discussions about whether the plan is a rational attempt to guide growth in the nine Bay Area counties or a boot on the neck of local governments and their zoning authority. There’s been plenty of pushback in Marin focused on the number of jobs the plan projects for the county. That number in turn gets plugged into the number of houses the plan projects should be built to accommodate the workforce. Marin critics say the jobs-number projection is too high. That same objection has echoed around the Bay Area during workshops held to

provide public outreach for the planning process process. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in a partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, are collaborating to produce the comprehensive plan that integrates land use with transportation. The effort is the result of AB 32, the state mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a follow-on bill that could change Bay Area communities. SB 375, which took effect in 2009, seeks to promote a planning paradigm called the sustainable communities strategy. The aim is to persuade communities to consider climate change and the impacts of regional planning, with a particular emphasis on

reducing automobile travel. In aaddition to reducing auto emissions, the stra strategy seeks to promote what’s called smart sma growth, which can foster transit-oriented development and nonmotorized transportation. The bill relaxes state air quality requirements for housing projects that meet goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The mandates include giving homebuilders incentives to develop high-density projects near transit routes. And that has triggered strong pushback across Marin. Trying to corral growth along transportation corridors might seem a reasonable goal, one that would attract perhaps minor criticism, especially in a county like Marin that has abundant open space and a shortage of affordable housing. But that assumption would be wrong. It’s NIMBY on the numbers. In a rollout of various alternatives the Bay

Area can pursue to meet the mandates in AB 32 and SB 375, ABAG and MTC and the promoters of Plan Bay Area (which also falls under the rubric of One Bay Area) hosted a series of workshops last spring and another series this year. The operative word for the workshops this year was “obstruction.” An organized contingent of critics who object to regional planning traveled the Bay Area to attend the workshops and attempt to disrupt them. It took planners by surprise—somewhat. “To a certain degree it was expected,” says John Goodwin, a spokesman for MTC. “In the first round of workshops, there was clearly a well-organized group of people that had a lot of concerns about the plan. It represented to a large degree the first time—certainly in the decade that I have been here— an organized, mobilized reaction from what I will describe as the right wing of the political spectrum.” The surprise came from the fact that regional plans and planning agen- 12> MARCH 9 - MARCH 15, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 11


< 11 e pluribus marin? cies were used to encountering organized criticism from what Goodwin describes as “the left wing of the political spectrum.” Affordable housing advocates and members of the environmental community have often taken issue with regional plans. But this time it was different. So were the tactics. Goodwin says that in general it is good that people became active in discussions concerning regional planning issues. “More people participating in the process is all to the good. In the development of the MTC plan adopted in 2009, sometimes you would be lucky to get a dozen attendees at a meeting. When you have a hundred-plus and you’re bursting at the seams, that speaks really well for public participation.”    

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need numbers for Bay Area communities, “zoning remains the province of local municipalities [and counties]. SB 375 has no effect on that. And as far as telling anybody what type of housing they will live in, that’s completely untrue.” A critical part of the whole regional planning effort rests on development in what are COUPON

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to learn about Plan Bay Area from getting the facts. Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold says some of the trouble stems from problems in presentation at the Marin workshop. In a breakout session on housing numbers, for instance, the group was informed that the person who was supposed to lead the discussion and answer questions was absent. The planning representative who did attend didn’t have answers to questions. “Being open, responsive and factual, giving people the full story has been absent in all of this,” says Arnold. “It’s created such a turmoil that now if they come with the facts, I don’t know if people are going to trust them or will hear them. That’s a real lesson to be learned.” But the shouting didn’t help much. “A lot of people seemed to have a fundamental misunderstanding about what the plan is, what it involves and what it means for people,” says Goodwin. “A lot of those misunderstandings could have been cleared up, but they were not [due to the obstructionists]. So here we are.” Central to the criticism of the plan, and of ABAG and MTC, is a charge that the plan and the agencies seek to usurp zoning authority in cities and counties. It’s the loss of local control argument. And to some degree it has merit. But not in the heated context heard from shouting critics at the workshops. “This is not about imposing regional control on the land-use process and forcing people into stack-and-pack housing,” says Goodwin. He emphasizes that although Plan Bay Area will set job-growth and housing-

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lease forgive me, Tyler Florence. I his Hawk’s burger ($12) of grass-fed beef, had no idea who you were until the Pt. Reyes Toma opening of your Mill Valley shop cheese and bacon, generated so much excitement. Then, it except he didn’t seemed, you were all over the Bay Area, think it was enough with restaurants popping up in quick of a meal—but he succession. But I, for one, was not about didn’t really get to fall for all the hype... the shared plates Well, I have seen the error of my ways, concept. The prices Tyler. Based on meals at your latest res- seem downright taurant, Hawk’s Tavern (the reincarnated reasonable, but add Dish) in Mill Valley, I understand your ce- up all those plates, lebrity status. and the check can Open only a few months, this “gastro- be surprising. pub” is casual and comfortable, and it’s It’s no surprise, unquestionably more about the food than though, that the the drink (though there’s plenty of beer Tavern is full, even and wine to choose from). It has the best on a Monday night. of both worlds—excellent food and service Chef Rob Lind’s in a laid-back, un-snooty atmosphere. attention to detail The small bar at the entrance has sev- is evident in each eral high tables and stools, plus a couple of dish, which is careflat-screen TVs. The dining room itself is fully prepared and cozy, yet, thankfully, tables are not packed plated. The pureed together. And, as would be expected, the cauliflower soup room is very rustic, with rough-hewn ($8), poured at the table, surrounded a wood tables and paneling, wood wainscot- few florets and a large (local) fried oyster. ing, a few faux hawks scatAnd it was delicious, really: tered about, old Western art Well, I have seen smooth, creamy and definitely and oddly, a couple of steer cauliflowery. The warm mushskulls on the walls. Outdoor the error of my room salad ($9), a mix of wild dining, covered and warmed ways, Tyler. mushrooms, watercress, crispy by heat lamps, is an option, sauteed onions, poached egg though the traffic noise on and salsa verde, is a must for Miller Avenue can be annoying. mushroom lovers—earthy, excellent and The menu offers about 20 small plates satisfying on a winter night. meant to be shared; some are enough for But then so was the bangers and a light entree, others definitely not. The mash ($13), another outstanding dish; dedicated carnivore with us really enjoyed the buttermilk mashed potatoes were

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MAKE A STATEMENT If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reading this just after the issue hits the racks on March 8 you still have time to celebrate International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day: Take someone out for tea, a drink or dinner. Men can treat the women in their lives, women can treat their friends, their loved ones or themselves. In Europe we would be receiving bouquets of ďŹ&#x201A;owers at home, at work, in restaurants. NEW NOVATO HOT SPOT Even before its ofďŹ cial grand opening, Muscioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant in Novato was selected last week as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite Italian spot in a Novato Patch poll (which tells us something about Novato Patch polls). Housed in the colonial stucco building that was Cactiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home for many years, it has been serving dinner since Feb. 17 and will add lunch service March 12. The grand opening will be March 19, part of Novatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dine & Donate program (Muscioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will contribute 50 percent of its take that night to the Novato Theater project.) Michael and Mickiy Domer chose the name to honor Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ancestor, Marion Muscio, an early settler whose bars and eating places brightened West Marin. The menu offers Italian-American style favorites in a casual family-friendly setting (there is a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu at $4.95). Hours: dinner nightly from 5pm, lunch from 11:30am. 415/898-2234 or www.muscios.com. MORE NEWS FROM NOVATO Chef Susan Lustenberger provides comfort food and all-American baked goods ready to pick up and take home from White Rose Ranch. The address is 902 Grant; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an antique shop on that corner but the Ranch entrance is on the side of the building, facing Machin. Weeknight dinner entrees come in two sizesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;small (2-4 servings) and large (4-6) and range from crisp fried chicken to pasta to tacos (every Tuesday), with sweets like Aunt Deeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous rum cake and fruit crisps. Salads and side dishes

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›› MUSiC

Mrs. Soul Rock ’n’ roll wife Pegi Young determined to make an ‘impact’ of her own by G r e g Cahill

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sk Pegi Young what she’s working on scruffy mix of low-fi Western swing, wry lives, so you can translate the theoretical these days and she laughs: “Which honky-tonk, and dusky blues shuffles.” construct into examples of how folks are hat should I put on?” quips Young, a And then there’s her making it happen. singer/songwriter, wife of legendary rock mu- advocacy work. “That was really sician Neil Young, and president of the board A couple of weeks Just as she has devoted so much exciting—I felt just of directors of the organization that stages the ago, Young hosted a of her adult life to empowering like a mother hen annual all-star Bridge School benefit concert. three-day symposium others through her work at the being so proud of my These days, Young is preparing to go on the in conjunction with the little brood.” road with members of Neil Young’s acoustic Bridge School, of which Bridge School, Young says music In addition, she’s band, including San Anselmo resident and she is one of three co- has empowered her. working with the guitar tech Larry Cragg, on a West Coast tour founders, on the use of computer networkthat brings her to the Sweetwater Music Hall augmented and alternaing giant Cisco next week. tive communication for developmentally Systems, Inc., to develop methods to dis“I’ve been going back through my modest disabled children. seminate this information worldwide. catalog, putting together a set list and figuring Her work in the field was spurred by “It was an information-packed three out what we want to play,” raising her son, Ben, who days,” she says. “Now, I’m turning my head she says. “I want to play stuff was born with cerebral back to music, music, music.” from my new record, Bracpalsy. Ben, 33, now operMusic has been a part of Young’s life COMING SOON ing for Impact, but I’m lookates a certified-organic egg since her childhood. “I was a typical subPegi Young & the ing at including songs from business in Half Moon Bay, urban Irish-Catholic girl,” she says. “We all Survivors perform the first two records, too, as started at age 19 with the had to play an instrument.” Tuesday, March 13, at 9pm, at the Sweetwater well as some stuff that’s never assistance of his dad. For her, that meant three or four years Music Hall, 19 Corte been released.” “The conference inof piano lessons. Madera Ave., Mill Valley. That new album has cluded a whole lot on self“As it happened,” she says, “I loved $32. 415/388-3850. drawn rave reviews. “Neil determination,” she says piano, so that was no problem.” Young’s wife grows more enthusiastically. “One of the In her early teens, Young began playing confident and, even better, coolest panels was made up guitar, and singing and writing songs. “I more cantankerous,” Rolling Stone recently of four alumni of the Bridge School, and was doing that pretty much right up until opined. “Gone are the wispy folky strains of one other person, presenting examples I met Neil [in 1978] and we had our son,” 2007’s Pegi Young, replaced by an appealingly of things that they do in their everyday she adds. “Even when I put music aside to

Rolling Stone magazine described Young’s ‘Bracing for Impact’ as an improvement over her ‘wispy’ 2007 debut and advised, ‘ignore this one at your own peril.’

raise the kids, I always kept writing.” Just as she has devoted so much of her adult life to empowering others through her work at the Bridge School, Young says music has empowered her. “It’s like this,” she says. “I believe you should do the things that scare you. When you do those things and survive, then you can keep building on that.” True to her word, her first public appearance was as a backup singer for Neil during his televised 1994 Academy Award performance of the Oscar-nominated title track to Philadelphia, a performance seen by a billion viewers worldwide. “I just focused on the people in the first row,” she says when asked about her nerves on that night. “Paid no attention to the cameras swirling around us.” Inspired, she started a women’s singing group. Eventually, her emerging role as a touring backup singer led her to record a solo album, at the suggestion of Neil’s manager, the producer Elliot Mazer. “That was terrifying, to open that side of me,” she says. “I wondered, will I be good enough? Will they like my songs? You know, all those self-doubt things. Once I finished that recording project, the bar just kept getting set higher. “I say, just keep pushing the limits of what you think you can do.” < Push Greg’s limits at gcahill51@gmail.com. Tune up to the Marin music scene at

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›› THEATER

All the world’s a stage But COM actors more than mere players in standout ‘As You Like It’ by Charles Brousse

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f you’ve lived around these parts for any Krempetz’s set—a couple of doors flanklength of time, you’re probably aware ing a red curtain that, when parted, reveals that during the College of Marin’s so- green cutout trees denoting the forest of called “glory days”—from 1970 to about Arden—conforms to the studio’s space 1985—its drama department enjoyed spec- limitations. It isn’t pretty, but it works. Biltacular success as a breeding ground for lie Cox contributes some nice incidental professional show-biz careers. Robin Wil- music and the extremely realistic wrestling liams is the name most frechoreography by Richard quently cited, but dozens William Squeri Jr. is among of others have made their the evening’s highlights. NOW PLAYING mark at regional theaters Production values aside, As You Like It runs through throughout the country, in keeping with what he March 18 at the College of Marin’s Studio Theatre, coron and off Broadway, in calls “Chamber Shakener Sir Francis Drake Blvd. film and TV. Among them speare,” Dunn’s focus is on and Laurel Ave., Kentfield. were directors and designhis actors—and a fine lot Information: 415/485-9385. ers, but it was the performof mostly student performers who really captured the ers they are. Christopher public’s interest. Loverro is outstanding as Then came the budget cuts. As the Orlando, who wins Rosalind’s affections drama program shrank so did the college’s when she witnesses him defeat a brutability to attract exceptionally talented ish wrestler (deftly portrayed by Jeffrey students. The number of productions deTaylor) hired by her father; like Pearson, clined, audiences dwindled. Former supLoverro would seem to have a promising porters lamented that never again would future, although his powerful voice and they experience the excitement of being muscular build may ultimately direct him among the first to “discover” a new star. toward darker roles. Patcherie Boyd is an Happily, the just-opened production of absolutely delightful Audrey, a “country Shakespeare’s As You Like It may mark a wench” who ends up ensnaring the ebulresurgence that will prove these pessimists lient clown Touchstone (Robert Garcia) wrong. It features a remarkable young in her ample web. Finally, although I offer actress in the leading role of Rosalind. apologies for not having the space to Her name is Rose Pearson and she has just commend the other fine actors who make about everything an aspiring performer this a memorable As you Like It, I would could want. She’s pretty. She’s incredbe remiss if I didn’t credit Aztec (as himibly vivacious. And, most important, she self) for his dignified, thoroughly doglike already possesses the vocal technique, atperformance. tention to detail, fluidity of movement and With the facelift on the Fine Arts Theoverall charisma that many more mature atre nearly complete, are we witnessing actresses only dream about achieving. the beginning of a renascence for COM’s Good as she is, however, if the rest of the production were mediocre, watching drama program? One can only hope. < Pearson go through her paces would not Contact Charles at cbrousse@juno.com. be reason enough to find your way through the construction maze to the door of COM’s Studio Theatre. Not to worry. Director James Dunn, the drama department’s co-founder and longtime leader who “retired” in 1994, once again displays his facility with Shakespeare’s canon by offering a crisply paced, slimmed down version of the Bard’s sunniest comedy. All the design elements are strong, especially Patricia Polen’s period-ap- From left, Robert Garcia, Olivia Harrison and Rose Pearson pause a moment propriate costumes. Ron between ‘their exits and their entrances.’

›› THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Hairspray John Travolta does drag, probably the most androgynous he’s looked since Staying Alive. (2007) VH1. 7:30pm. Alice in Wonderland This is the most recent cinematic version, with Tim Burton directing and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. It may not give your kid nightmares but it might give you an acid flashback. (2010) ABC Family. 8:30pm. Ultimate Fighter Live Teams of fighters compete for UFC contracts.The winners get hit in the face with bare fists.The losers have to make do with getting pummeled by the crushing ennui of the custodial arts. FX. 9pm.

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your life.You can thank us now. ABC. 8pm. Untraceable A serial killer posts accounts of his crimes on the Internet. It’s gruesome and horrible but he gets 3,377 “likes.” (2008) Lifetime. 8pm. The Real Skinny The downside of bariatric bypass surgery is the excessive folds of skin patients are left with after the weight loss.They can have it surgically removed but the surgeon has to put in a zipper for when they inevitably gain the weight back. TLC. 10pm.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Speed Marathon They are showing the Keanu Reeves public TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Million Dollar transit spectacular eight times in a row. Rooms If your kitchen costs $1 million, it Most people will pull the cord for a stop should clean itself, make your coffee and after two. (1994) AMC. Noon. leave you sexually satisfied. HGTV. 8pm. Swiss Family Robinson We never under- Machines of Glory Operators of backstood why they didn’t hoes, excavators and vote that annoying little other heavy equipment Tommy Kirk right off the compete in tests of speed island. (1960) Hallmark and skill. In the second Channel. 4pm. half of the show, the rest Of Two Minds After the of their crews compete in death of their mother, standing around leaning a woman takes in her on shovels and smoking schizophrenic sister, still cigarettes. Discovery worried that Mother Channel. 9pm. loved both of her best. The real reason the pirates left the island, Bates Family Special (2012) Lifetime. 8pm. This is another one of Saturday at 4. those huge-family shows. SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Apocalypse 2012 They have 18 kids and another on the way, So far the only apocalypse is the one that’s which will tie them with the Duggars. But happening to Rush Limbaugh. Discovery this family sings, which adds an annoyance Channel. 7pm. factor of 11, bringing them to 29 and pushCupcake Wars The bakers prepare cuping them into the lead. TLC.10pm. cakes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Conjoined Not only do they have to make elaborate, Twins: After Separation They’re not as delicious cupcakes, they also have to pesclose as they used to be. TLC. 6pm. ter all their neighbors to buy them. Food Darts It’s not just darts. It’s European Network. 8pm. Championship Darts. So it’s boring and Finding Bigfoot Tonight they are looking they smoke. NBC Sports. 10pm. for the Utah bigfoot. He’s just like bigfoot The Tonight Show Meat Loaf is required everywhere else but he has a dozen bigto appear on a talk show once every six foot wives. Animal Planet. 9pm. months to settle “Dude, he died of a heart MONDAY, MARCH 12 The Bachelor attack” bar bets. NBC. 11:35pm. This is the finale and the rumor is he picks Courtney.We just saved you two hours of THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Missing In this new mystery series, Ashley Judd plays an ex-CIA agent searching for her missing son in Italy. She might try looking for her missing career while she’s there. ABC. 8pm. Jersey Shore We’re not sure if the season finale addresses rumors that Snooki is pregnant, but that’s in the signs of the apocalypse category right next to the Santorum candidacy. MTV. 10pm. < Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com.

‘Heaven Can Wait,’ indeed. Wednesday, 11:35pm.

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›› TALKiNG PiCTURES

Collective consciousness Raunchy hippie romp no ‘life changer’ for kids’ singer Tim Cain by Davi d Te mp l e ton

Writer David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in his ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. This is not a movie review; rather, it’s a freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, alternative ideas and popular culture.

Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant, where we are seated directly under a display of Grateful Dead posters. “I was there for 14 years,” he says. “With Sons of Champlin, I’d go out on these long, long tours, then come home to Marin—and after a while, I decided that riches and fame didn’t comhe movie wasn’t that great, pare to living a good life with my wife and maybe a two or two-and-afamily in an agrarian setting. My kid was half out of five—a good one 5 months old when I dropped out of the for streaming online, but not life-changband. I ran away from the circus. We lived ing for me. Jennifer Aniston and Paul in a tree house in Marin for a while, then Rudd were fun to watch at any rate.” I was invited to join this commune, with Musician Tim Cain has just sent me an my manager and some other people, and email a couple of days after we met up in off we went. So yeah, there were definitely Novato to watch the outthings I identified with in rageously crude romantic this movie.” ‘Wanderlust’ filmmakers packed as many hippie-vs.-straight cliches into every frame as was human-potentially possible. comedy Wanderlust, starIn the film, George has COMING SOON ring Aniston and Rudd been working in a job Tim Cain will be appeardoorless buildings that encourage group sends me the follow-up email, summarizas George and Linda, an he hates, and artistically ing Monday, March 19, at socializing even during, um, private moing his thoughts since seeing Wanderlust. overstressed New York oriented Linda has been Ghiringhelli’s Pizzeria in ments in the bathroom. And there’s one “There was one saving point of the married couple who find through a series of failed Novato, 6:30pm; also at bizarre (but very funny) scene where a movie,” he writes. “I feel that George and noon, Saturday, March 31, themselves broke, unemattempts to find her pasresident couple arrives at breakfast with Linda benefited greatly by experiencing at the de Young Museum ployed and on their way to sion, most recently as the their newborn baby, umbilical cord still that different ‘hippie’ lifestyle, a shared in San Francisco; and Atlanta to take a job offer director of a documenattached—complete with placenta—the experience which enabled them to return Saturday, April 7, 9am, at from George’s obnoxious tary about penguins with proud daddy carrying it on a plate as he to New York and find work that they truly the big Easter event at the brother. A couple of incontesticular cancer, a film so follows mama and baby around the comenjoyed, able to work side by side together Cheesecake Factory, in the venient detours later, they depressing that even HBO Village at Corte Madera. mune, blissfully talking about the soup at something they both were good at and find themselves taking refuses to air it. When they’ll be making at the end of the week. cared deeply about. shelter at a blissfully retro they discover the free That’s weird, even by Northern Califor“I had the same opening of heart-andcommune called Elysium, spirits at Elysium, they are nia standards. mind experience during my years on the ruled with hapless charm by a pseudo-gu- each drawn into the community’s promise “As I remember, you didn’t keep the commune,” he concludes, “and I benefit ru named Seth (Justin Theroux), with the of a stress-free life and personal freedom. placenta,” Cain laughs, “you cut it off, now because I truly enjoy my life as a help of various nudists, stoners, free-love That’s the part Cain identified with. but you let the stub of the umbilical cord singer for kids, a career that I probably advocates, overly sensitive oddballs and “The people were happy,” he says. ���We do its own thing. But I had heard, when wouldn’t have considered otherwise.” < the resident elder—commune founder all got along with each other because we someone had a home birth, that they Share experiences with David at talkpix@earthlink.net. Carvin, an acid-dropping philosopher in were all pretty modersometimes talked about an electric-wheelchair, played with acer- ate.” In the first several eating the placenta. I bic glee by Alan Alda. Though Cain and I months on the comnever heard of anyone both agree that Wanderlust is not particu- mune, Cain and his wife making a soup out of larly insightful or original, the cast shows and kid lived in a tepee, it, though. We never a delightful commitment to the off-color which he created from a did that. We always just comedy—some of it pretty hilarious—and kit purchased from the buried it.” we both found ourselves laughing often Whole Earth Catalog. Cain explains that, throughout the film. “We rented an industrial after several years on Cain (www.timcain.com), who wore sewing machine, ordered the commune, he began an appropriately vibrant tie-dye shirt to the tepee kit and sewed to develop musical the movie, is a popular singer/songwriter us up a tepee. We lived programs for children, known for the last couple of decades as a in there for a whole year. and eventually began performer for children, with five albums What we learned was that writing and recording An early ‘80s record from Cain, showcasing the to his name, and a busy touring schedule tepees are good for snow songs about nature, singer’s back-to-the-land look. that brings him each year to more than country, but they’re not about getting along 200 schools, concert halls and museso good for rainy counwith others and generally just being happy ums. A founding member of the seminal try. We got wet...a lot. But we were happy.” to be alive. acid-jazz rock band Sons of Champlin, In the film, things start to get weird “After 12 years, the property we lived for which he played the saxophone, Cain as every cliche about commune life is on was sold,” he says, “ and so that was the left the band in 1969 and, not long after, trotted out, and stretched to astonishing A generation of Marinites has grown up to the melodies of end of my commune experience.” That is such Cain classics as ‘Make-A-Wish Island,’ ‘Bluebird’ and, joined a commune in Northern California extremes. There are truth circles where definitely a lot longer than the two weeks our favorite, ‘Hopped Up!’ near Willow Creek, east of Arcata. everyone imbibes hallucinogenic tea, then that George and Lind manage to last in “The commune was named Trinity,” viciously berates anyone who doesn’t It’s your movie, speak up at the film. Cain says, taking a seat in a booth at speak the unvarnished truth. 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Friday March 9 -Thursday March 15

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford O A Separation (2:03) Oscar’s Best Foreign Film examines an Iranian family’s slow, steady descent into anger and hopelessness. O Act of Valor (1:41) A team of elite Navy SEALs is dispatched to the Philippines to terminate some especially nasty global-domination scenario with extreme prejudice. O The Artist (1:40) Dazzling Oscar-winning Michel Hazanavicius silent about a Hollywood superstar, a hopeful extra and the life-changing effect the talkie revolution will have on their careers. O Ben-Hur (3:32) Oscar-winning epic stars Charlton Heston as a Jewish nobleman who survives betrayal, leprosy, enslavement by the Romans and a do-or-die chariot race; William Wyler directs. O Chico and Rita (1:34) Sultry, evocative Spanish cartoon follows a decade-long love affair against the spicy backdrop of prerevolutionary Havana and the rise of modern jazz. O Crazy Horse (2:14) Documentarian extraordinaire Frederick Wiseman goes behind the scenes at the famous Paris cabaret, home of “the best chic nude show in the world” (oh la la!). O The Descendants (1:55) Alexander Payne comedy follows George Clooney and his two daughters as they wander Kauai in search of his wife’s lover. O Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (1:26) Dr. Seuss’s timeless tale of a likable old grump and his endangered ecosystem comes to the big screen with the voices of Danny DeVito, Betty White and Taylor Swift. O The Forgiveness of Blood (1:49) Gripping Albanian drama about two teens caught up in a potentially lethal centuries-old blood feud. O Friends With Kids (1:47) The last two surviving singles in a circle of breeders decide to have their cake and eat it too by raising a child AND dating other people; Jon Hamm and Megan Fox star. O Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (1:35) Nicolas Cage is back as bounty hunter/stuntman Johnny Blaze, employing his supernatural powers to protect a single mom from Satan himself! O Gone (1:35) Kidnapping survivor Amanda Seyfried embarks on a race against the clock to find her abducted sister. O Hugo (2:07) Martin Scorsese familyfriendly fantasy about an orphan who makes his home in the fantastical world of a Paris train station; Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Christopher Lee costar. O The Iron Lady (1:45) Oscar winner Meryl Streep stars as steely right-wing game-changing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Jim Broadbent is around as good ol’ Denis. O John Carter (1:34) Edgar Rice Burrough’s planet-hopping Virginian makes his umpteenth cinematic appearance with Taylor Kitsch in the starring role and a supporting cast of Martians. O Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (1:34) Dwayne Johnson and his two kids head to a volcano-rocked, creature-infested isle to rescue resident codger Michael Caine. O The Metropolitan Opera: Ernani (3:55) Catch Verdi’s tale of mismatched amore live

from New York in glorious big-screen high definition. O My Week With Marilyn (1:36) A young assistant director serves as Marilyn Monroe’s confidante, support system and wide-eyed lover during the hectic filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl”; with Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier, Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh and Michelle Williams as MM. O National Velvet (2:05) Little Elizabeth Taylor rides her beloved horse Pie to glory with plenty of help from ex-jockey Mickey Rooney; Donald Crisp and Angela Lansbury costar. O Pina 3-D (1:43) Dazzling multidimensional plunge into the cutting-edge choreography of the legendary Pina Bausch; Wim Wenders directs. O Project X (1:28) Three anonymous high schoolers make a name for themselves when they throw a never-to-be-forgotten wingding dripping with booze, sex, drugs and naughty language. O Rampart (1:45) Screwed-up LA cop Woody Harrelson has to face down his rampant racism, sexism, homophobia and general misanthropy when he’s caught on film beating up a suspect. O Safe House (1:55) Cape Town CIA spook Ryan Reynolds and ex-turned-counter agent Denzel Washington flee terrorists (or is it their own guys?) when their cover is blown. O The Secret World of Arrietty (1:35) Acclaimed Japanese animated version of Mary Norton’s “The Borrowers” about a family of very tiny people who live beneath the floorboards of a suburban home. O Silent House (1:25) Elizabeth Olsen gets locked inside a secluded country home with no contact with the outside world and some kind of encroaching critter making things interesting. O This Means War (2:00) CIA agents/BFFs Chris Pine and Tom Hardy use all their skills and gadgets to screw each other over in their romantic pursuit of Reese Witherspoon. O A Thousand Words (1:31) Fast-talking Eddie Murphy has to learn to shut up when a mysterious guru curses him with a lifetime stipend of only 1,000 words. O Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2:07) John LeCarre’s classic espionage novel is brought to the screen with Gary Oldman as reactivated MI6 agent George Smiley and an impressive cast of traitors, moles and fellow spies (Colin Firth, John Hurt, Ralph Fiennes, David Thewlis et al.). O Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (1:50) Tyler Perry writes, directs and stars in the tale of a successful businessman whose chance encounter with a cleaning woman threatens to upend his “perfect” life. O Wanderlust (1:40) Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd ditch their overstressed Manhattan existence for the laid-back life at a clothing-optional backwoods commune. O We Need to Talk About Kevin (1:52) Single mother Tilda Swinton is ostracized when her teenage son goes on a rampage, killing several students at his high school. <

›› MOViE TiMES A Separation (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:05 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:50 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon-Thu 4:10, 7 NA Thousand Words (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 Act of Valor (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12, 2:40, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:25, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 The Artist (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 9:45 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:45 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:05 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 9:55 Sat 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 2:30, 5, 7:30 Mon-Tue 5, 7:30 Thu 4:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: FriSat 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40 SunThu 1:30, 4:15, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sat 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7 NBen-Hur (1959) (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 7 Chico and Rita (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 6:30 SatSun 2:15, 4:15, 6:30 Mon-Wed 6:30 Crazy Horse (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Wed 8:30 The Descendants (R) ++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:10 Sun-Tue 1:45, 4:35, 7:25 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5; 3D showtimes at 7:30, 9:55 SatSun 12:15, 5; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 7:30, 9:55 Mon-Thu 3D showtimes at 6:45, 9 Century Northgate 15: 12:20, 5:05; 3D showtimes at 11:20, 1:45, 2:50, 4:10, 6:35, 7:40, 9, 9:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 4:40; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 5:50, 7:05, 8:05,

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9:20, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:35; 3D showtimes at 7:15, 9:25 Sat 1:40; 3D showtimes at 4:35, 7:15, 9:25 Sun 1:40; 3D showtimes at 4:35, 7:15 Mon, Tue, Thu 5; 3D showtime at 7:35 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:40, 3:50, 6:10, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10 Sun-Thu 1:40, 3:50, 6:10; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 5:05, 7:10, 9:15 Sat 1, 3:05, 5:05, 7:10, 9:15 Sun 1, 3:05, 5:05, 7:10 MonThu 5:05, 7:10 NThe Forgiveness of Blood (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4, 6:45, 9 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9 NFriends With Kids (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45 Sun-Thu 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:05 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG13) Century Northgate 15: 2:15; 3D showtimes at 11:55, 4:40 Gone (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 7:15, 9:50 Hugo (PG) +++1/2 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:40, 6:45, 9:25 Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:40, 6:45 Lark Theater: Fri 5:30 Sat 3 Mon-Thu 4:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:45, 9:25 Sat 1:10, 4, 6:45, 9:25 Sun 1:10, 4, 6:45 Mon-Thu 4, 6:45 The Iron Lady (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12, 4:45, 9:15 (shown on a double bill with My Week with Marilyn) Sun-Tue 12, 4:45 (shown on a double bill with My Week with Marilyn) Wed 12, 2:35 John Carter (PG-13) Century Cinema: 12:30; 3D showtimes at 3:40, 7, 10:10 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 5:30; 3D showtimes at 1, 2:30, 4:05, 7:05, 8:30, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25, 2:30; 3D showtimes at 1, 4:10, 5:45, 7:20, 8:55, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:05; 3D showtimes at 7, 9:55 Sat 1:10; 3D showtimes at 4:05, 7, 9:55 Sun 1:10; 3D showtimes at 4:05, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30; 3D showtime at 7:25 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 2, 5, 8; 3D showtimes at 12:35, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30

Sun-Thu 2, 5; 3D showtimes at 12:35, 3:30, 6:40 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 4:30; 3D showtimes at 2, 7, 9:25 The Metropolitan Opera: Ernani (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 My Week With Marilyn (R) ++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 2:10, 6:55 (shown on a double bill with The Iron Lady) NNational Velvet (1944) (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sun 3 Pina 3D (PG) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Mon-Thu 7, 9:15 Project X (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 12:50, 2:10, 3:25, 4:25, 5:40, 6:55, 8:05, 9:35, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10 Rampart (R) Century Northgate 15: 7:35, 10:10 Safe House (R) Century Northgate 15: 10:35pm The Secret World of Arrietty (G) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15 NSilent House (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:30, 2:40, 5, 7:10, 9:30 This Means War (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:35, 3, 5:25, 8, 10:25 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R) +++1/2 Lark Theater: Fri 8 Sat-Sun 5:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 10 Wanderlust (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 3:10, 5:45, 8:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:05, 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:20, 7:30, 9:50 Sat 1:25, 4:20, 7:30, 9:50 Sun 1:25, 4:20, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:45 We Need to Talk About Kevin (R) ++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:20, 2:15, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:20, 2:15, 4:50, 7:35

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

Tristan Halilaj and Sindi Lacej in Berlin Film Festival award-winner ‘The Forgiveness of Blood,’ opening at the Rafael Friday. MARCH 9 – MARCH 15, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 19


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

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

Live music 03/09:‘Raising the Roof IV’ Habitat for Humanity benefit concert. 7:30 p.m. $10-20. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 03/09: BLVD,Thump Dance infected rock sound is”Livetronica” fusing electro dance beats, Live instrumentation, wild dance party. 8:30pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

03/09: Gerry Tenney Concert for Norman Solomon Gerry Tenny, Harmony Grisman, Will Fudeman, Swami Beyondananda and special guests. 7-9pm. $20. Pt. Reyes Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station. www.solomonforcongress.com 03/09: Johnny ‘Z’ and Trenz Lead guitar/ vocalist formerly of the Doc Kraft Band, Johnny is back with former Doc Kraft members Tim Lowery (bass), Bob Eckman (keys), Eric Engstrom (Drums). Also introducing Noreen formerly of Marin Sass. We will be at the Seahorse in Sausalito playing rock, R&B, soul, disco and swing. Come check us out! 8pm-midnight. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sommerville Rd, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org 03/09: Konshenz, Prezident Brown Reggae, hip-hop. 9 p.m. $25. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. http://www.19broadway.com

03/09: Mindy Canter and Fluteus Maximus High energy blues and jazz flute/organ. Groove oriented soulful stew played from the heart. Bring your dance moves. 8:30-11:30pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 388-8059. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 03/09: Ned Endless and the Allniters Old time rock ’n’ roll, reggae and original music by this long-standing Marin-based band. Early show, all ages welcome. 7-10pm. $5. Elk’s Lodge San Rafael, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 497-2448. 03/09: Peter Finger German fingerstyle guitarist. 8 p.m. $20-25. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. www.om28.com 03/09: Petty Theft Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute. 9 p.m. $17-22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388-3850.www.sweetwatermusichall.com

03/09: Ras Indio with Counter Culture International reggae artist, Ras Indio, will be performing with his new backing band, Counter Culture for this special one-time Novato performance. 9pm-midnight. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Pizzaria & Grill, 1535 Novato Blvd. , Novato. 320-1420. www.counterculturemusic.com 03/09: The Other Stones Tribute band. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 03/09: West Coast Ramblers Western swing. 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and

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03/15: Baba Ken Okulolo and The Nigerian Brothers Okulolo is one of the few popular African

03/10:‘The Art of Giving’ Benefit Concert with Oto No Wa Elsewhere Gallery is holding a

artists of today whose roots extend deep into traditional village life and folk music. 7:30-9:30pm. $20. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

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03/10: Harvey ‘The Snake’ Mandel, Miles Schon Band Divinely intoxicates audiences with blues guitar virtuosity. 9pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 03/10: Jonny Keigwin Singer/songwriter. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 03/10: The 85s With Love Fool. 9 p.m. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 03/10: The Rancho Allstars Original rhythm and blues. Mike Duke, keyboard and vocals. 8:3011pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 03/10: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Wahine Moe Moe (Sleeping Lady) Kanikapila (music jam). Ukulele enthusiasts. Saturdays. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 03/11: Rumbache Salsa. Dance lesson precedes the show. 8:15pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 03/11: The Sacred Profanities Americana, rock. 5-7pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 03/12: Open Mic at Ghiringhelli Come on down to the lounge and show off what you’ve got. Full bar, late menu, big fun. Check in at 8:30pm. 9-11pm. No cover Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill and Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd., Novato. 878-4977. www.ghiringhellisnovato.com 03/13: James Moseley Trio Jazz, blues. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 03/13: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . www.19broadway.com 03/13: Pegi Young and the Survivors With Tim and Nicki Bluhm; Neal Casal. 9 p.m. $32. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

03/14: Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnof Argentine Tango drawn from a wide range of music influences such as Latin American folkloric, Brazilian, blues and jazz. 8:15pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

03/14: NGW Nicholas Glover and Wray Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover; dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

03/14: Teja Gerken, Mokai and Davi Siegler Acoustic fingerstyle guitar showcase. 9-11:30pm. No cover. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 454-1372. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

03/14: Wednesday Night Live with Mark Karan With special guests. 8 p.m. $8. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

03/15: Jazz at George’s with GrammyNominated Mark Levine and Latin Tinge Afro-Cuban music and jazz. 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 03/15: Singer/Songwriter Series Lauralee Brown hosts the 3rd Thursday of every month at Rancho Nicasio. This is opportunity for artists to come out and play for a listening audience. A great evening to see the local talent. 7-10pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

Concerts 03/10-11:‘Lincoln and Booth:’ A New Opera Set in the Civil War Era, about the lives and times of President Abraham Lincoln and actor John Wilkes Booth, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. Created by John Cepelak, composer, and Christina Rose, librettist, both of Mill Valley, CA. The cast features Gabriel Manro, baritone, as Abraham Lincoln, Matthew O’Neill, tenor, as John Wilkes Booth, Jacqueline Goldgorin, soprano, as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jacque Eileen Wilson, lyric mezzo soprano as Mary Surratt, Benjamin Bongers, tenor, as Secretary of War Stanton. $40-100. Angelico Hall Theater Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Ave. , San Rafael. 339-9546. www.goldengateopera.org

03/11:‘Women in Music’ Benefit Concert Celebration of historical and contemporary women composers, featuring Sacramento Philharmonic Principal Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta playing with the School’s orchestra. 3pm. $25. San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 258-1921. www.sandomenico.org/music

Dance 03/09: Kopachka Folk Dancers Ethnic dances from the Balkans and beyond. Beginning teaching 7:30-8:00, intermediate teaching 8:00-8:30, dance program 8:30-10:30 then light refreshments. Newcomers always welcome. 7:3011pm. $7. Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley. 03/10: San Rafael Contra Dance Live music with The Crabapples. Warren Blie, caller; Marta Lynch, fiddle; Bob Silberstein, mandolin, percussion; Norm Cotton, piano; Teresa Fife, bass. Beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm. 8-11pm. $7-12. Unitarian Universalist Church of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 246-7697. www.nbcds.org 03/13, 15: Dance Fusion Workshop Incorporates modern, jazz, ballet, cardio and strength. Learn coordination, across the floor progressions, musicality, and choreography in a fun and energetic environment. 4-5pm. $15 drop in. Dance Arts Studios, 704 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 459-1020. www.danceartsstudios.com 03/14: International Folk Dance Dances from Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania, Israel & more taught by Carol Friedman. Great fun, great music, great company! Beginners, newcomers, drop-ins always welcome. 7-8:15pm. The Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-9512. www.dancepalace.org


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taurant. Disaster ensues. T.C. Boyle writes of food and passion. 8pm. $16-33. Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org

photography. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attic Treasures.â&#x20AC;? Denis Bold, mixed media works. Noon-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org

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Presented by Marin Youth Performers. 7:30pm March 9; 2pm March 10-11. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org Through 03/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;As You Like Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; As bubbly as a glass of champagne this is a charming show that will delight the entire family. 8pm March 9-10 and 16-17; 2pm March 10-11 and 17-18. $10-20. Performing Arts Theater, College of Marin, Kentfield. 457-8811. www.marin.edu/departments/performingarts/ drama/current-season.html Through 04/15:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cabaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; This lively Kander and Ebb musical, directed by Hector Correa, uses an intimate space where the audience will experience the dark, decadent world of Weimar Berlin. Refreshments available. 8-10:30pm. $25-45. Larkspur Cafe Theatre (American Legion Hall Post 313), 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 381-1638 . www.cabaretsf.wordpress.com

Comedy 03/09-10: Marin Murder Mysteries Marin Murder Mysteries continues its dinner theater series at San Rafael Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with another murder mystery installment. This fun, interactive, who-done-it event features a five-course dinner served up with a comical case of murder and mayhem that includes the audience as key criminal investigators. 6:30pm. $44-$68 San Rafael Joes, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 306-1202. www.marinmurdermysteries.com 03/10: Will Durst Live â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elect to Laugh.â&#x20AC;? In an election year, this is the guy to hear for insight, satire and hilarity. Hailed by The New York Times as â&#x20AC;&#x153;possibly the best political comic in the country.â&#x20AC;? 8pm. $25. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.larktheater.net

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high school art teacher 12 entries from each school will be chosen. Reception 2-4pm March 11. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. shetuff@sbcglobal.net

hanging from above by Michael Biel. Unique, large multi-colored entities that remind of simultaneous galactic and oceanic origins. Free Sans Grocery+Gallery, 821 B St., San Rafael. 726-0551. www.lightsfromabove.info Through 03/26: Christine DeCamp March residency:Paintings, pottery and creating new work on site. Open noon-5pm Thurs.-Mon. Closing reception 2-5pm March 25. Free. Bolinas Gallery, 52 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 663-9646. www.bolinas-gallery.com Through 03/29:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fleursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Monthly juried exhibition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lightward.â&#x20AC;? Kate Dumont, multi media works. Free. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331. www.ohanloncenter.org Through 03/31:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art in the Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marin native Kirk McCabe focuses on the biological diversity in the hills, forests and waters of Marin County. The images in this exhibition are a glimpse into some of these habitats. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Through 04/01: Eric Engstrom Retrospective, Myong-Ah Rawitscher: Far From Home,The Book of Remembrance and Vickisa Gallery open daily, 11am-5pm. Closed Tues. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. www. galleryrouteone.org Through 04/17: Gallery 305 With fine art photography by Jean Schurtz and a Marin MOCA group show with artists Donna Solin and Colleen Johnson. Gallery is open Mon-Fri. 11am-4pm. Closed holidays. 11am-4pm. Free. TCSD Office , 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us Through 04/26: Sylvia Gonzalez Pastel on mono print. Reception noon-2pm Mar. 11. No charge. Rock Hill Gallery , 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon. 435-9108. www.ccctiburon.org Through 04/28:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Optical Delusionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crome Architecture is proud to present the work of Bay Area painter Georgette Osserman who creates vibrant paintings that explore elements of visual movement, color and psychological relationships. Free. Crome Architecture, 905 Fourth St., San Rafael. 453-0700. www.sites.google.com/site/artatcrome/

Through 05/01: Artists Invited to Apply to Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Applications for the 56th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, held Sept. 15 and 16, 2012, are available now through May 1 on www.zappilcation.org. Show your work under the redwoods. $35. 381-8090. www.mvfaf.org Through 05/31:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Muslim Eyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibit of secular and religious art by Muslim artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Includes photos, paintings and sculpture. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 464-2500. www.marincf.org/news/events-calendar/ muslim-eyes-exhibit


Talks/Lectures 03/09: Aging in Community Sausalito Village will feature a special presentation on Aging in Community by Chris Chater, Executive Director of Senior Access. Ms. Chater will explore the facts and realities of aging in Marin County and discuss some of the community resources available to keep seniors safe, independent, and thriving in our community. Noon1pm. Free. Sausalito Village, Sausalito. 331-1464. www.sausalitovillage.org

03/10: Amazing Antarctica with Grandma What Diana Saint Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother wanted for her 80th birthday was to take their family of eight to Antarctica. They went this past December and Diana has the tales and pictures to prove it. 3-4pm. Free. San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 485-3321.

03/12: The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde Join docent Peggy Gordon for a fascinating presentation on this Legion of Honor exhibit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library. 7-8:30pm. Free. Sausalito City Hall Council Chambers, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us 03/13: Tuesdays to Your Health â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleep Tight, All Night: An Integrative Approach to Better Sleep.â&#x20AC;? Join Dr. Brad Jacobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; monthly lecture series at Cavallo Point. Simple tips and new treatments to improve your sleep. 5:30-6:30pm. Free. Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 339-2692. www.cavallopoint.com 03/14: State of the First Amendment Journalists, legal experts and free speech advocates will weigh in on the current state of the First Amendment in a panel discussion at Dominican University. NOon-1pm. Free and open to the public. Garden Room, Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University Campus, San Rafael. 264-8105. www.standupsitdownspeakout.com 03/15: Managing ADHD Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Freeman will speak on strategies to selfmanage adult ADHD and co-occurring conditions. 7-9pm. $5 optional donation for non-members. Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Dr., Suite 201, Corte Madera. 789-9464. www.chaddnorcal.org

Readings 03/09: Richard Blair Blair presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;California Dreaming.â&#x20AC;? Blair portrays the state in the classic medium of black and white photography, bringing California into sharp focus with eloquent light. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/10: Carol Edgarian Coffee & tea reception with Edgarian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Stages of Amazement.â&#x20AC;? 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/10: Ramon Resa Resa discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of the Fields.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/10: Stan Goldberg Left Coast Writers Launch. Goldberg presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leaning into Sharp Points.â&#x20AC;? An estimated 35 million in the U.S. currently provide care for someone terminally or chronically ill. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/10: Tosha Silver The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/11: Carol Wallace Hamlin The author presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Marry an English Lordâ&#x20AC;? which inspired the wildly popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downton Abbey.â&#x20AC;? 11am. Free.

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/11: Jeffrey Greene Introduced by poet Gerald Fleming. Greene discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Golden-Bristled Boar.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

03/13: Adam Hochschild at Book Passage, Corte Madera Adam Hochschild presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 19141918,â&#x20AC;? focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of WWIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/14: Adrienne Arieff Arieff talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sacred Thread.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/15: Coffee with Kelly Corrigan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lift and The Middle Placeâ&#x20AC;? author shares some provocative insight into some of her favorite contemporary writers. 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 03/15: Tiffany Baker Baker talks about her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gilly Salt Sisters.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

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composting, sheet mulching and other soil building techniques. Sponsored by MMWD and The Urban Farmer Store. 10am-noon. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 945-1521. www.marinwater.org 03/10: 1980s Prom Relive the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s all over again at the Prom. Dress up and rock out to â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s jams and get your prom picture taken. Beer, wine and cocktails available. Free childcare. Silent auction to support Marinwood CC 7-10:30pm. $10-12. Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. 479-0775. www.marinwood.org

03/10: Mt.Tam Watershed Turtle Observer Training Become a trained Turtle Observer and you will monitor and record behavior of the native Western Pond Turtle around Phoenix Lake and Lake Lagunitas from March through May on your own time. Ages 8+. RSVP req 9am-noon. Free. Sky Oaks Headquarters, 49 Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org 03/10: Restoration Work Day Bring family and friends for a morning of restoration and cleanup at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary. Remove trash, invasive plants or help with restoration projects. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 9am-noon. Free. Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd., Tiburon. 388-2524. www.richardsonbay. audubon.org

03/10: Wendy the Welder: Women of WWII As the U.S. entered into WWII, Americans became involved in the war effort in many different ways. Discover how Americans â&#x20AC;&#x153;foughtâ&#x20AC;? this war on the homefront, including here in Sausalito. 11-11:30am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/ 03/11: St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Barbeque The annual festival and barbecue is held indoors, rain or shine. The famous barbecued chicken dinner includes a half chicken for adults, a quarter chicken for kids, pasta, salad, roll, ice cream, and milk or coffee. Tickets for the dinner and raffle available at the door. There will be games, activities, homemade goodies, wine, beer and lots of family fun. 12 p.m. $8-12. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org 03/12: Pilates Mat Class Using the mind to control your muscles, Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps to not only build flexibility, but also strength, endurance and coordination. Good for all fitness levels. 6:30-7:30pm. $15, drop in. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 260-6410. www.millvalleycenter.org 03/13: 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. www.finnegansmarin.com 03/14: Team 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. www.triviacafe.com

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0312-17: Oyster and Sancerre Celebration Highlights include three Sancerre appellation wines, oysters and special seasonal menu items. 11:30am10pm. Left Bank Brasserie, 507 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-3331. www.leftbank.com

share experiences. Facilitated by Newborn expert Georgia Montgomery. Help with feeding, sleep and balancing your busy lives. Repeats every Tuesday. 11am-12:30pm Donations welcome. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. www.theparentscenter.com

Kid Stuff 03/09-24:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Presented by the North Bay Rep Theatre and San Rafael Community Services. 7:30pm March 9, 23; 12:30 and 5pm March 10; 1 and 5pm March 17, 24; 5pm March 11; 3pm March 18. $15-20. $160 a table on Gala nights March 9 and 23.. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 485-3333. http://eplay.livelifelocally.com 03/09: Nature For Kids: Baltimore Canyon The early flowers here should be alive with an assortment of insects, the local lizards will be coming out of their winter hiding places, and if we go down into the canyon we can visit a waterfall and hunt for salamanders in the redwoods. No animals (except service animals). Naturalist David Herlocker will lead. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Kent Woodlands, End of Crown Road , Kentfield. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org 03/10-11:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Wizard of Ozâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Presented by the Masque Unit Jr. Theater of Marin. 1 and 3pm March 10-11. $8. Marin Showcase Theatre, 19 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. www.masqueunit.org 03/10: Saturday Morning Storytime Weekly program including picture books, songs and fingerplays for ages 3 and up. Free. 11-11:30am. Free. Fairfax Branch Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www.marinlibrary.org 03/12: Art Plus for 4-5 Integrated approach combines creative art skills with a variety of early learning opportunities. Art activities incorporate letter/word play, music, math & science. Pre-registration requested. 1:30-2:30pm. $20. Northbay Artworks, 7049 Redwood Blvd #208, Novato. 516-3218. www.megreillyart.com

03/13: Golden Gate Playdate: Dabbling and Diving Ducks Two hour hands-on program featuring techniques to help engage your childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of wonder and guide their natural curiosity during outdoor adventures. Gain a deeper understanding of inquiry based experiential learning while participating in field activities designed to develop your preschoolerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s observation skills. For ages 3-5. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $15 per child. Nature Bridge Golden Gate, 1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito. 331-1548. www.naturebridge.org/goldengatefamily

03/14: Nature for Kids at Cascade Canyon Make your way up the canyon to look at the insects and other animals that flourish in the clean water of upper San Anselmo Creek. Enjoy the butterflies and other bugs. Carpool if possible. 10am-1pm. Free. Cascade Canyon Preserve, Cascade Dr. Entrance gate is at the end., Fairfax. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org

03/15: Control Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Asthma, Allergies Drug-Free An Introduction to Buteyko Breathing for Kids Age 4+: A Drug-Free Approach to Control Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Colds, Sleep and Attention Issues. Presentation for adults. 7-8pm. Free. Marin Awareness Center, 1930 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-3400. www.breathingretrainingcenter.com Thursday: After School Storytime Picture books, songs and fingerplays for children ages 3 and up. 3:30-4pm. Free. Fairfax Branch Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www.marinlibrary.org<

12/02-04: West California Holiday Pottery Sale Annual studio sale of beautiful, functional, and decorative ceramics. Eleven local artists in a variety of styles. 10am-4pm. Free. West California Pottery Studio, 1115.W.California Ave, Mill Valley. 381-2695. Tuesdays: New Moms Support Group Drop in, weigh baby, get to know other moms, relax and

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) Although financial matters should go smoothly during the next few weeks, this does not mean you should go on a shopping spree. You might be earning money, but you’re not printing it in your basement. In fact, this is a good time to sock something away for a pleasurable vacation. Start saving now and the savings will GROW—as long as it’s in a debit-card-free account. Easy access is too much temptation. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Your ruler, hedonistic Venus, has entered your personality house, causing your behavior to shift regularly between being self-indulgent and kindly cooperative. Your sensuality is pronounced and your social skills enhanced. This is the perfect time to start a new romance or enjoy more affection in your current one. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, your luck expands to include investments and gambling. If you’re not playing the stock market, give the horses a whirl. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) The thing about “selfless love” is that one is not supposed to expect credit for the sacrifices being made. When doing something nice for someone in need, you shouldn’t look for praise or even acknowledgement. While this is definitely an important influence in your chart at the moment, it’s not the only one. The fame-seeking Sun at the top of your chart wants your efforts to be front-page news. Or, due to the sad lack of newspapers being printed, perhaps a YouTube hit... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) If you’ve been stuck in your shell, you need to venture forth. Social and group activities bring pleasure for the next few weeks. If you don’t engage, you don’t get to experience the fun that comes from having jovial Jupiter and charming Venus influencing your popularity. On Wednesday, good news arrives via one of your pals. Now, aren’t you glad you decided to come out to play? LEO (July 22 - August 22) No matter what your profession, you should be attracting the right kind of attention. You are able to impress with your charm and generosity. For the remainder of the month, your creative talents can be used on the job with great success. As for your love life, the intimate part is likely to be better than ever. Just because your career is on fire doesn’t mean you shouldn’t save some heat for your sweetie. You have plenty to go around... VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) You are likely to be seeking ways of learning about new subjects. Or, you may discover that your viewpoints are more flexible than usual. In fact, everything you learn right now brings pleasure into your life. Artistic endeavors are favored, whether checking out the latest pieces at a local gallery or flying to Paris to take painting classes. Speaking of Paris, you may become attracted to someone from another country. If you don’t speak French, sign up for lessons. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) Focusing on the mental aspects of your relationships is easy for you. You are good at many things including discussing compromise, using fairness to settle arguments, and recognizing where cooperation can save the day. Now, however, you’re meant to go deeper. The emphasis is on the intimate facets of your bond. You are connecting via your body and your physical desires. That’s as far as I can spell it out in this forecast. You can take it from here, can’t you? SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Whether deliberate or not, you usually keep your partner guessing about how you really feel. While this adds to your mystique, it does not necessarily translate into a comfortable relationship. Fortunately for your sweetie, you are ready to declare your affection openly. This is a great week to express what your heart is feeling without worrying about it being trampled. It may, however, start beating a little faster... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) This week, sociable Venus keeps close company with your ruler, jovial Jupiter. You can find something to like in even your most annoying co-worker. The only danger is that you are so in tune to pleasure that going to work is not on the top of your priority list. Your fitness goals also give way as you indulge in rich food and drink. Oh, well. It’s only a week. How much harm can you do? CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) Sometimes even you ambitious types need to take a break from self-imposed discipline. This is one of those times. On your to-do list, move anything that isn’t a matter of life and death to next week. Your world is not going to come to a screeching halt if you let yourself relax and play. If you’re unemployed, pretend you’re on vacation. If you’re working, don’t stay late or go in early. It’s your free time. Claim it for yourself. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) It’s time to take a look around your home and figure out what needs to be spruced up. You’ve probably felt like your only option was to move into something larger, but you might find satisfaction simply by changing your decor. Buying a can of paint and a new rug is certainly easier than finding a completely different residence. All you need is a nearby lumber store and you’re all set. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) There are quite a few people in your life who genuinely love you. This week you are aware of this and ready to reciprocate. It’s rather like you’re back in the ’60s—feeling groovy and full of love for everyone you encounter. Yes, it’s a wonderful life. But, if you’re in a committed relationship, your sweetie may not appreciate your current desire for a “free love” experience. Maybe a little Jimi Hendrix music in the background will help... < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 26 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 9– MARCH 15, 2012

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MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012128782 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAFEPLAY PLAYGROUNDS, 955 ADRIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JOHN S. MANCHIP INC., 955 ADRIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 10, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128832 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GLAMOROUS NAILS & SPA II, 747 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: GLAMOROUS NAILS & SPA INC., 1127 REDWOOD BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128830 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PER TE, 455 MAGNOLIA AVE., LARKSPUR, CA 94939: LABORATORIO ORGANICO LLC., 10 SKYLARK DR. APT. 61, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 February 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128730 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RANDOM AMERICA, 69 EDISON AVE., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: GEOFFREY H. TURNER, 69 EDISON AVE., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925; CATHERINE GAMLEN, 1021 PALOMA, BURLINGAME, CA 94010. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 6, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128862 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as IRWIN STREET FINANCIAL, 700 IRWIN ST. SUITE 300, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PINNACLE CAPITAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, 1620 E. ROSEVILLE PKWY. SUITE 248, ROSEVILLE, CA 95661. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 21, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128776 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TE TIEMPO, 5 HAMILTON LANDING SUITE 100, NOVATO, CA 94949: REPUBLIC OF TEA INC., 5 HAMILTON LANDING SUITE 100, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 9, 2012. (Publication Dates: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012128755 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RCI PARTNERS, 2089 HUCKLEBERRY RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RICHARD ROI ROOSE, 2089 HUCKLEBERRY RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 7, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128827 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN OPEN STUDIOS, 74 DIGITAL DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: DORALLEN DAVIS,


74 DIGITAL DR., NOVATO, CA 94949; KAY CARLSON, 388 VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904; ALAN PLISSKIN, 67 OAKMONT AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an unincorporated association other then a partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128880 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MASSAGE THERAPY CENTER, 880 LAS GALLINAS AVE. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CALVIN TITLAU LOOK, 230 MUNICH ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. 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 February 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128911 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INCLINE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING, 68 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: THOMAS DALE KIMBALL, 68 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 27, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012128949 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SCHIRMER PSYCHOLOGY GROUP, 80 BUENA VISTA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: TODD SCHIRMER, 80 BUENA VISTA AVE., 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 March 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128925 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LAM’S KITCHEN CHINESE REST., 89 E BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: WOON CHUNG LAM, 219 WHEELER AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134; JING MUI LAM, 438 PRINCETON ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128934 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STOUT HOLDINGS INTERNATIONAL, 72 LAS CASAS DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ERIC STOUT, 72 LAS CASAS DR., SAN

RAFAEL, CA 94901; LAWRENCE STOUT, 72 LAS CASAS DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 2, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012)

997 All Other Legals STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304351 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): OMG, 1139 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: September 15, 2011. Under File No: 2011127772. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): GIN NGO, 2189 E 24TH ST., OAKLAND, CA 94606; CHARLES MEI, 819 E 23RD ST., OAKLAND, CA 94606. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on February 8, 2012. (Pacific Sun: February 17, 24; March 2, 9, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1200664. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DOMINIC MATRANGA ISAAC filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: DOMINIC MATRANGA ISAAC to ALARIC ANTON SCHUHMACHER BARTON MATRANGA VON SATYRANE. 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: March 27, 2012, 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive Room 113, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: February 14, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: February 17, 24; March 2, 9, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304353 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): REDHILL NAILS AND SPA, 747 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. Filed in Marin County on: April 14, 2009. Under File

No: 120536. Registrant’s Name(s): QUYEN N. NGHIEM, 524 HAWK DR., PETALUMA, CA 94954. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on February 15, 2012. (Pacific Sun: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1200756. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JOHN MILFORD REIFSNYDER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JOHN MILFORD REIFSNYDER to JOHN LAVIN. 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: April 2, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: February 17, 2012 /s/ ROY CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: February 24; March 2, 9, 16, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304356 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): MASSAGE THERAPY CENTER, 880 LAS GALLINAS AVE. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. Filed in Marin County on: October 12, 2011. Under File No: 2011127951. Registrant’s Name(s): JIE YAN, 988 FRANKLIN ST. APT 1501, OAKLAND, CA 94607. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on February 22, 2012. (Pacific Sun: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012)

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I’m a 32-year-old woman with a Ph.D. I’m beyond happy with my career path, but I’m not meeting men I’m impressed with or inspired to see again. A girlfriend sent me a New York Times op-ed by a historian named Stephanie Coontz, who said that highly educated women can find a man if they drop “the cultural ideal of hypergamy—that women must marry up.” Coontz advises women to “reject the idea that the ideal man is taller, richer, more knowledgeable, more renowned or more powerful.” She claims a woman’s marital happiness is predicted not by how much she looks up to her husband, “but how sensitive he is to her emotional cues and how willing he is to share the housework and child-care. And those traits are often easier to find in a low-key guy than a powerhouse.” She then adds, “I’m not arguing that women ought to ‘settle.’” Really? Sounds that way to me.—Dismayed

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Yes, you can have it all—a high-powered education, a high-powered career and the perfect high-powered man to go with. Of course, it helps if you’re willing to relax your standards a little, like by widening your pool of acceptable male partners to include the recently deceased. I respect Stephanie Coontz as a historian, but as a forecaster of economic and romantic possibilities for women, I have to give her a thumbs-down. Coontz claims that “for a woman seeking a satisfying relationship as well as a secure economic future, there has never been a better time to be or become highly educated.” Actually, as doctorate holders “Occupying” sleeping bags outside city halls will tell you, that depends on what you’re becoming highly educated in. Ph.D. in financial engineering? Hedge fund, here you come. Ph.D. in Tibetan gender studies? You’ll be lucky to be teaching the merits of pulverized lavender in the body oils section of the food co-op. Coontz is wrong again in deeming hypergamy—women’s preference for men of a higher socioeconomic status—a cultural construct. The preference for the alpha male is biological, an evolutionary adaptation that exists in women across cultures—and species. (Do we really think the lady peacock wants the alpha male peacock because she’s been watching way too much Desperate Housewives?) Some feminist academics claim that women only want big bucks/high status men because they lack those things themselves. But, a number of studies by evolutionary psychologists have found that women with big bucks and big jobs want men with bigger bucks and bigger jobs. Even women who are feminists. Dr. Bruce J. Ellis writes in The Adapted Mind that when 15 feminist leaders described their ideal man, they repeatedly used words like “very rich,” “brilliant” and “genius” (and they didn’t mean “genius with a baby wipe!”). So, if you’ve become the man you would’ve married in the ’50s, don’t be surprised if your mating pool starts to seem about the size of the one that comes with Barbie’s Dream House. Biology is neither fair nor kind. What those pushing feelgood sociology don’t want to believe or tell you is that you increase your options by being hot—or hotting yourself up the best you can. Obviously, looks aren’t all that matter, but while your female genes are urging you to blow past the hot pool boy to get to the moderately attractive captain of industry, men evolved to prioritize looks in women, so powerful men will date powerfully beautiful waitresses and baristas. As evolutionary psychologist Dr. David Buss writes, “Women’s physical attractiveness is the best known predictor of the occupational status of the man she marries and the best known predictor of hypergamy.” There isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t have to settle. (Maybe Brad Pitt farts in bed.) Want kids? You’re more likely to find yourself a husband to have them with if you do as Coontz suggests—go for a man who’s shorter, poorer and not that intellectually exciting but who’s emotionally present and willing to be appointed vice president of diaper rash. Problem solved—if you can keep from seething with contempt for his lack of ambition and intellect. A lack of respect for one’s spouse is definitely not the ground happy marriages are built on. That’s why settling is most wisely discussed not as some blanket policy for women, but in terms of what an individual woman wants and what she’s willing and able to give up to get it. Realistically assessing that for yourself is how you find your happiest medium— between possibly being in a panic to find a sperm donor at 42 and trying to make it work now with some guy who watches the soaps after dusting a few surfaces and drinking a few too many glasses of blush wine. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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