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›› LETTERS Got to be a ‘stumbling pothead’ to properly appreciate Beatles... Good article [“Vet the Beatles”]. We all have our own ideas of the “greatest rock ’n’ roll” band “of all time,” of course. I was out of high school, in college in 1967, just stumbling into marijuana when I first heard the Beatles albums. Taking the Beatles out of that context, 20-some years later misses the impact to those of us just out of the ’50s, born in the Glenn Miller era then into Elvis and Little Richard. Sgt. Pepper’s impact was almost spiritual at that time and the truth is I can’t subjectively “rate” the band. I did get sick of them for a while, but then my own children, born in the 1980s, revived them without any input from me whatsoever. I think you underrate the Beatles, however, for their musical inventiveness and inspiration they provided, certainly to me, of a much wider “idea” of what constitutes popular music. Mike Gamble, Santa Rosa

[Editor’s note: Good points, Mike. I must say, though, that your statement that I “underrate” the Beatles by suggesting they’re not the greatest band of all time is somewhat telling about how overrated they may truly be. That’s not a knock on the band, by the way. It’s no surprise that children discover the Beatles before they get into other bands—I think one of the Fab Four’s few major flaws was their cloying insistence on writing songs about furry little animals and adorable smalltown folk (this is mostly a Paul McCartney

affectation). “Yellow Submarine,” “Rocky Raccoon,” “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da,” “Mean Mr. Mustard”’s no wonder the Sex Pistols fired Glen Matlock because “he liked the Beatles too much.”]

Your mother should know Enjoyed reading your “Vet the Beatles” in the Sun—but in the middle of it, I thought: Whoever’s writing this did not experience the Beatles that I mean...was not of age when the music was new. Later when you state that you went to high school in the late ’80s it all made sense. There’s one important factor that younger music/record critics don’t take into account when critiquing music and that is the “emotion” (for lack of a better word) of the actual period of time when the music was new. Music is far more than mere notes that are played on an instrument. It’s the soundtrack of people’s lives. I went to high school from ’63-’67...I was a freshman when the Beatles arrived on the scene and graduated in the Summer of Love when Sgt. Pepper came out. I grew up on Elvis, the Everly Brothers, the Drifters, etc., in the ’50s...Phil Spector, James Brown, the Beach Boys, etc., in the early ’60s and then came the British Invasion. There’s no way you can listen to that same music and experience or appreciate what I (and my contemporaries) experienced at that particular time in history. I’m sure you and others of your generation have a similar appreciation for the music of your high school years, but you must remember that the ’60s was also a unique time in history...a paradigm shift in culture, art and society (as if the world went from black-and-white to color overnight) and the Beatles played a “major” role in it. It’s


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Your soapbox is waiting at ›› hard to put into words and explain to someone who did not live through that era.... To quote John Sebastian: And it’s magic, if the music is groovy It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie I’ll tell you about the magic, and it’ll free your soul But it’s like trying to tell a stranger ’bout rock and roll Joseph, San Rafael

[Editor’s note: The popular music of my high school years was Bon Jovi, Warrant and Milli Vanilli. I wouldn’t exactly describe my memories of that era as an “appreciation”—which is probably why I retreated to the Beatles, et al. But I understand what you mean about experiencing the music in its time—but that kind of historic evaluation of art is temporal. Fifty years from now there won’t be anyone around who’d bought “I Am the WalFolks who came of age in the late rus” as a single. ‘80s will never forget where they were the first time they heard Milli And from then Vanilli pretend to sing ‘Blame It On on any hierarthe Rain.’ chy of bands will be decided by a bunch of music-critics-come-lately pitting Sgt. Pepper’s and Abbey Road against Beggar’s Banquet and Let it Bleed against A Quick One and Who’s Next against Blonde on Blonde and Blood on the Tracks, etc., etc. Not so sure the Beatles win those battles...]

experiences have I had on that block in the 10 years I’ve lived here? Zero. How many times have I been spare-changed? Zero. How many times has my car been vandalized or broken into, or have I heard of someone else parking nearby who’s car has been broken into? Zero. And how many times, as Landecker claims, have I had to walk over or around what appeared to be human excrement? Zero. An irony—I seem to remember one of the street folks calling after me when I’d left one of the windows rolled down in my car as I was walking away. Yup, real threatening, real denigrating. And another point. Have I ever heard, at Sol Food Restaurant, at Walgreens, at the Goodwill, at the paint store, anyone complaining about the homeless? Never. Wouldn’t this spread like wildfire if someone had been accosted? I was thinking last week that the police must come by periodically and put the fear of god into these folks, because I’ve never seen a better-behaved group of homeless. Mr. Landecker, when was the last time you took a walk down Powell or Turk Street in the city to see what a bad situation really looks like? Gary Goldenfeld, Novato

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‘Homeless’ means they lack homes—not manners! I did a double take when I read the article about controversy over the Ritter Center expansion [“Out of Sight, or Out of Mind?” March 30]. Hugo Landecker may have complaints about where the Dumpsters are going to go, etc., but his complaints about this contributing to the denigration of San Rafael are misplaced. My experience with the homeless on that block, waiting to use the center, has been nothing but positive. I park on Ritter Street often to patronize local businesses. How many bad

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he Marin Energy Authority is on the cusp of reaching the promise its backers envisioned when the public power agency threw its first switch two years ago—reaching customers throughout the county. Marin Energy Authority (MEA) is the joint powers agency that oversees Marin Clean Energy (MCE), the first energy supplier in the state to send power to customers based on the public power model known as community choice aggregation. Although a public power joint powers agency formed in the San Joaquin Valley before MCE was up and running, the San Joaquin Valley Power Authority got mired in an opposition marketing campaign PG&E mounted. PG&E also was behind a ballot proposition that would have made forming a public power energy supplier much more difficult. Proposition 16, on a 2010 ballot, would have forced nascent energy agencies to get a two-thirds vote in areas that would be served. And if an agency wanted to expand, it also would have had to gather a two-thirds mandate from voters. And if an agency wanted to seek financing, it would have needed a super-majority mandate. The proposition failed. The consensus among public power agency proponents was that PG&E was

sending a shot over the bow of the MEA and MCE—and any other embryonic public power agency in the state. At the time, Marin was ground zero in the fight for the new public power model. AB 117, the 2002 state bill that allows cities and counties to choose alternative power suppliers and bail from monopoly investor-owned utilities such as PG&E, permits community choice aggregators, whether they are a single entity or a group of entities (as is the case in Marin), to buy power based on their own criteria. The MCE model calls for as much green power and local generation as possible while maintaining competitive rates, along with strategies that stimulate the local economy. Shedding the need to make a profit and provide dividends for investors can prove a big benefit. In Marin, the commitment to clean renewable energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions ranks high on the scale of intentions. After weathering continual attacks from critics who said the plan was ill advised, MCE started up in 2010, when it mailed notices to 7,500 Marin residents. Those who wanted to remain with PG&E had to opt out of the process that automatically enrolled them in MCE. About 80 percent went with automatic enrollment, a per10 > centage that has held steady. Critics


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Lucas pulling plug on Grady Ranch project George Lucas’s vision of building a palatial digital production studio on his Grady Ranch property in Lucas Valley appears to have “vanished into the Force,” as officials from Lucasfilm officially called a halt to the controversial project. The proposed 263,000-square-foot filmmaking facility was going to feature film stages, movie theaters, 20 guest suites, a restaurant, a gym, a general store and underground parking. It also featured neighbors from the nearby Lucas Valley Estates community who have insisted the project would bring too much activity, noise and traffic to the quiet Marin enclave. The company’s spokespeople informed the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that they would instead sell the property to a low-income housing developer—so that the land will benefit “the people who need it the most”—and scout out another location for construction in a community that will “see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire.” A company statement read: “The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas Valley has convinced us that, even if we were to spend more time and acquire the necessary approvals, we would not be able to maintain a constructive relationship with our neighbors...We love working and living in Marin, but the residents of Lucas Valley have fought this project for 25 years, and enough is enough...Marin is a bedroom community and is committed to building subdivisions, not business. Many years ago, we tried to stop the Lucas Valley Estates project from being built, but we failed, and we now have a subdivision on our doorstep.” For months letters to the Pacific Sun from aghast Lucas Valley Estates residents foresaw an inevitable disturbance in the Force. The development “will change Lucas Valley into a Hollywood version of itself,” predicted one concerned neighbor. Another decried the “enormous toll this project will take on the fragile ecosystems in our area, the noise and light pollution from a major industrial facility next to homes, the emissions of greenhouses gases, and the exorbitant water needs required for this project in a county where water sources are already extremely limited.” Lucasfilm officials say the exact same concerns were raised when Skywalker Ranch was proposed back in 1978.“[Neighbors] feared helicopters landing with celebrities and tour buses coming down Lucas Valley Road,” continued the statement.“None of their fears materialized.” In fact, Lucas has donated hundreds of acres of Lucas Valley land to the Marin County Open Space District and, himself, owns thousands of acres of protected lands as part of the Skywalker, Big Rock, Loma Alta and McGuire ranches. The proposed facility would have allegedly remained out of sight from beyond the property, architects said—even the planned 85-foot-high towers. The statement added that “movies are waiting to be made, and we must move forward.” Lucasfilm has projects in the works that will require the studio space by early 2013, according to the statement. Proponents of the project said a multimedia venture such as this is just the type of industry the county should embrace. A 2004 study commissioned by the county identified multimedia projects as meeting the kind of economic, social and environmental criteria that Marin should support. Cynthia Murray, spokesperson for the newly created Keep Marin Working coalition, described it not only as a “loss of 700 new jobs and all kinds of revenue” to the county, but a missed opportunity for Marin to boast one of Lucas’s “iconic projects.” “I think losing the George Lucas seal of approval is very detrimental to Marin,” added Murray. 10



FRIDAY, APRIL 13 ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends So Lionel Richie is teaming up with the Academy of Country Music and doing duets with country stars? Is he going to dance on the ceiling of a barn? CBS. 9pm. The Iceberg that Sank the Titanic The latest theory is that the iceberg “did not act alone.” KQED. 9pm. Late Show with David Letterman Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a new HBO comedy series in which she plays the vice president. It’d probably be cheaper and funnier just to follow Joe Biden around with a microphone and a camera. CBS. 11:35pm. SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Night of the Living Dead This is the movie that started the whole zombie genre. It seems kind of quaint now, the Norman Rockwell painting of zombie movies. (1968) IFC. 7:15pm.

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Bullitt Steve McQueen plays a San Francisco cop in a movie remembered only for the chase scene that will make locals nostalgic for the times when a rift in the space/time continuum allowed you to turn left off of Skyline onto the Embarcadero and then take a right and be on Twin Peaks. (1968) KQED. 8pm.

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must first determine if it should have gone in the composting bin. Fox. 8pm. Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom Ask your grandparents. KQED. 9pm. Hotel Impossible We’re guessing this is like Restaurant: Impossible, in which a struggling restaurant is revamped and revived. It’s different with hotels. All they may need is a new coat of paint, gourmet mints on the pillows and more porn channels. Travel Channel. 10pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 Glee They’re performing disco classics tonight. We’re not sure if this is nostalgia for the disco period or nostalgia for the disco nostalgia of the ‘90s. Fox. 8pm. The Biggest Loser This is one of the weigh-in shows. Paramedics stand by for when the contestants suck it in so hard for the “after” shot that they pass out. NBC. 8pm. American Experience They built Hoover Dam in five years. Think about that next time Caltrans spends 18 resurfacing a parkand-ride lot. KQED. 9pm. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Sons of Guns Tonight they’re making a “Zombie Gun.” The bullets come out really slow and then stager around for a while before they find the brains. Discovery Channel. 9pm. I Used To Be Fat Marathon They’re showing 13 episodes. Some of these people will have regained the weight by the end. LOGO. 2pm.

MONDAY, APRIL 16 Bones When investigators discover a corpse in the landfill, they

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1. A recent national study ranked Marin County No. 1 in California for the third consecutive year in what category? 2. What actor and lover of technology, who resembles a young Steve Jobs, is set to portray the Apple visionary in the upcoming movie Jobs? 3a. The name Wikipedia comes from a combination of “pedia” (from encyclopedia) and the Hawaiian word “wiki,” which means what? 3b. The word encyclopedia comes from Greek words enkyklios and paideia, meaning what? 4. Congratulations to Baylor University, whose basketball team won the NCAA women’s championship for the second time; what school has won the most, eight times? 5. The Spanish name of this South American capital city means “mountain view” in English. What city, what country? 6. In 1978, what foreign automobile manufacturer became the first to build cars in the 9a United States since the 1920s? 7. What U.S. city, whose lowest point is 6 feet below sea level, lost half its population in the decade since 2000? 8. Identify these words whose plurals do not end with S: a. Hard to move around without them b. They play a big role in casinos 9b c. CNN, Google and the Pacific Sun, for example 9. Pictured, left: Welcome to baseball season. Name these stadiums: 9a. It’s the newest park in baseball 9b. Beginning its third season 9c. Stadium of champions, opening its seventh season 9c 10. What is the smallest number divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8? BONUS QUESTION: Designed to increase government revenue, what objects that we today take for granted were first imposed upon car drivers in 1935, in Oklahoma City? Send your best trivia question (with your name and hometown) to; if your question is used in the ‘Pacific Sun,’ we’ll give you credit! VThe Marin Energy Authority this week bestowed its Charles F. McGlashan Advocacy Award to the Mainstreet Moms, a selfdescribed group of mostly older women who meet in downtown Point Reyes Station every week to “stir up trouble.” The women were honored for their successful crusade to deliver clean energy to West Marin. Due in part to the efforts of the Mainstreet Moms, West Marin residents will soon have the opportunity to sign up for “Deep Green,” which provides energy from 100 percent renewable resources. We think these “troublemakers” deserve a nod from us too, so we bestow our Hero award to the Mainstreet Moms for causing a ruckus about going green. Thank you, ladies, for making Marin a cleaner and greener community.

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W Joy traded in superficial Los Angeles for the small-town charm of Tiburon. Moving into an apartment complex off Tiburon Boulevard, she looked forward to meeting friendly Marinites. Unfortunately, she met the guy next door first. On a cold, rainy night—the third in her new digs—Joy returned home at 10:30pm to find her electricity off. Seeing her neighbor’s lights on, she knocked and a man in his 30s responded. Joy explained her dilemma, asking if she could use his phone. “Knock on someone else’s door,” he growled, shutting his door in her face. Joy, we’d like to welcome you to the neighborhood and ask you to ignore the Zero next door. Zero, next time, help thy neighbor, or we’re sending you to L.A. —Nikki Silverstein


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Deer Park Villa restaurant put out to pasture Marin’s venerable Deer Park Villa is getting a whole new look—and a whole new name. The restaurant side of the Fairfax catering/ events venue is being relaunched as the Steakhouse Grill and Bar at Deer Park, according to Mike Ghiringhelli, whose family has operated the century-old establishment for four generations. Former Fairfax Town Councilmember Mike Ghiringhelli runs Ghiringhelli Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Fairfax and, more recently, Ghiringhelli’s Pizzeria Grill and Bar in Novato—and, with his Novato restaurant partner, is now buying into Deer Park to manage the new steakhouse. The catering and events services will still be known as Deer Park Villa, says Ghiringhelli. For decades the restaurant was only open on weekends and select occasions; the steakhouse will be open seven days a week, he says. “We want to maintain the restaurant and its sense of history in the county,” says Ghiringhelli about Marin’s oldest operating restaurant.“I’d like it to be here in 50 years for my children to enjoy.” Ghiringhelli says the Steakhouse Grill and Bar had a soft launch last weekend and is up and running. For info, call Deer Park at 415/456-8084. General assistance reform needed, say health advocates With a rising number of county residents teetering on the brink of homelessness, Marin human services watchdogs called out for reforms to county General Assistance rules at a Department of Health and Human Services meeting April 10 at the Marin County Office of Education. Billed as an Open Discussion Forum on the General Assistance Program, health officials and assistance recipients called for changes to the program since the Supes adopted its official assistance policy last year. The Marin General Assistance Program currently provides a maximum benefit of $387 per month to single adults living in poverty. The GA also offers substance-abuse treatment, employment assistance and assistance in applying for Social Security and disability benefits. Among the reforms being suggested by homeless advocates are a streamlining of screenings and interviews for eligibility to receive general assistance—critics say it can currently take up to five months to receive an initial interview; clearer standards on when and why sanctions or suspensions can be placed on a person’s benefits; an appeals process for folks to challenge such sanctions; and revisiting the rule that limits aid to only six months per year to recipients deemed “employable” by Health and Human Services. While a 2011 single-day homeless count found encouraging news in a drop in homeless from 1,770 in 2009 to 1,220 last year, the number of “precariously housed” Marinites jumped from 3,028 to 4,103 during that time period. Local business coalitions form larger business coalition Though Marin is enjoying a relatively low unemployment rate these days—we’re at 6.6 percent; the state average is11.2 percent—some folks are not taking Marin’s jobs for granted. A new coalition of local businesses called Keep Marin Working officially launched this week with the professed goal to “save, create and attract new jobs” to Marin. Keep Marin Working’s stated goal is to educate the community about the importance of maintaining and generating jobs, share “expertise of the business community and grow the workforce” and advocate for “good” economic policies; specific policy positions were not expressed in the media statement. “We cannot afford to rest on our laurels,” KMW spokesperson Cynthia Murray warned in a press release.“Unless we take steps now to protect existing jobs and generate or bring in new ones, the consequences can be devastating.” Marin’s 6.6 percent unemployment rate is currently the lowest in the state. Murray, a former Marin County Supervisor and Novato City Councilwoman, is also CEO of the North Bay Leadership Council, an “employer-led public policy agency” with pro-economic goals similar to her new coalition. According to its website, the NBLC has more than 40 representatives from mid- to- large-sized North Bay companies; the agency is staffed by Murray and Sonia Tanner, executive business administrator. Murray stresses that Keep Marin Working is not an affiliate of the North Bay Leadership Council, though the NBLC is a member of the new coalition; she was selected as spokesperson for the group as her position at the NBLC would make outreach easier. Unlike the Leadership Council, which is comprised mostly of businesses, Keep Marin Working is made up of representatives of other local business groups. On board thus far are representatives from the Marin Builders Association, the North Bay Leadership Council, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, the Novato Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Marin Association of Realtors and the Latino Council. In its official unveiling statement, the coalition warns that “without a strong and vibrant business-based foundation, the county would lose its infrastructure, schools, roads, housing, parks, hospitals, cultural attractions and shopping centers.” Does Coppola have a leg to stand on in ‘Tavola’ suit? Never go against the family, we know. But never go against common Italian words that have been trademarked by Oscarwinning directors? That’s a new one to most people. Some of those people include the owners of Tavola Italian Kitchen in Novato who have been slapped with a lawsuit by Francis Ford Coppola for trademark infringement over the use of the word “tavola,” which means “table” in Italian. The dispute over use of the word stems from Coppola’s restaurants Zoetrope in San Francisco and Rustic in Sonoma County that claim to offer “a tavola” style dining—a menu-free 11 service in which waitstaff bring various dishes directly to the tables. 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of the process say it’s weighted too heavily in favor of MCE. They want an opt-in process. But the legislation that created the opportunity to form public power agencies stipulates an opt-out process. When MCE first started, some municipalities in the county were hesitant to join the MEA joint powers agency. A vigorous campaign to convince residents that the energy agency was doomed to fail and would put town coffers in jeopardy created enough doubt in four towns for their councils to decline membership in the energy authority. Lacking that membership, residents of Corte Madera, Larkspur, Ross and Novato had no opportunity to become MCE customers. After considerable convincing, those towns joined in 2011, and their residents now can choose their power provider. This week, the MEA began a big push to expand its customer base throughout Marin. As originally envisioned, MCE would start with that relatively modest number of customers, which would help the young agency ensure it could deliver on its promise to provide as much clean power as possible at competitive rates— not a simple task given the complexities of rate-setting in the world of electricity suppliers. PG&E was changing its rates on a fairly frequent basis. MEA chose to look at its rates once a year. In conjunction with its customer-base expansion, the energy authority this year proposed a rate reduction, the result of wise business moves and the expansion of the customer base. The MEA board formally approved the rate reduction April 5, which means all customers will see an average drop of about 7 percent on their bills starting in July; residential customers will see a drop of about 18 percent in their rates. (MCE supplies the electricity; PG&E still handles billing.) Early in the game, MCE met its promise to remain competitive with PG&E while providing more power from renewable sources. The state set a mandate for power agencies to include 20 percent of their energy portfolio from renewable sources by 2010. When MCE started, it already had exceeded that mandate. The state’s investor-owned utilities, however, failed to meet the target. PG&E sought and received what amounts to a publicly subsidized extension. The state’s renewable portfolio standards program requires energy agencies to file compliance reports in March and August. This March, PG&E had 20.1 percent renewable energy procurement in its 2011 energy portfolio, the first time it reached compliance. MCE surpassed that percentage and ranked first in the state in the amount of renewable energy in its portfolio. In its March compliance report, the county public power agency reported it had 27.8 percent renewable energy procurement in its portfolio. There are some necessary fuzzy calculations when looking at the investor-

owned utility renewable percentages. According to an MEA staff report, “Approximately 17 load serving entities submitted semi-annual compliance reports [to the state Public Utilities Commission]...Much of the information included in these reports is considered to be confidential by the respective respondents, particularly California’s electric service providers, and is marked as such in redacted documents where confidential text has been blacked out....” But the staff report states it was possible to glean enough information to make an informed calculation from “information [that] was provided by each of California’s three investor-owned utilities to effectively compare renewable energy procurement percentages...” MCE’s renewable percentage will soon increase dramatically through the purchase of renewable energy credits. The power credits will bring the agency’s portfolio to 50 percent renewable procurement. When a wind farm, for example, produces one megawatt-hour of renewable energy, it gets one renewable energy credit (REC). It can sell the energy along with the one REC. The REC proves that the energy was produced from a renewable source. The RECs can be sold along with the energy or decoupled and sold separately; they are a tradable commodity. But once they are bought and put into an agency’s renewable portfolio, the RECs are retired and can no longer be bought or sold. Transfers of MEA’s RECS are administered through a clearinghouse for renewable energy transactions and tracking called the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information system. Dawn Weisz, executive officer at MCE, notes that each REC bought is tied to a specific amount of renewable energy delivered to the nation’s energy grid. The RECs will be certified by the Green-e organization, a recognized independent nonprofit. REC purchasers can choose specific energy suppliers to buy from. Buyers also select the year in which the RECs will be reported. In other words, the procurement and the process produce a transparent and certifiable paper trail. Renewable energy credits were developed to promote clean energy by allowing energy customers to support projects such as a wind farm, even though it might be on the other side of the country. Money from credits helps that wind farm compete in the energy marketplace and even to expand its operations. According to the EPA, RECs have been instrumental in increasing the country’s renewable energy supply. MCE offers customers two choices: light green and deep green. When customers choose the deep green option, they buy electricity supplied by 100 percent renewable sources. In Marin, that’s one way customers can put their energy procurement choices where their protect the environment sensibilities lie. This option costs only about $5 more than the light green product. With the new REC program, even

< 10 Newsgrams Trust has registered â&#x20AC;&#x153;a tavolaâ&#x20AC;? as a U.S. trademark. Coppola attorneys filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco saying customers of the Hamilton Marketplace restaurant will be misled into thinking the establishment is associated with the Godfather director. As of press time, the Italian words for chair (â&#x20AC;&#x153;la sediaâ&#x20AC;?), couch (â&#x20AC;&#x153;il divanoâ&#x20AC;?) and bathroom (â&#x20AC;&#x153;il bagnoâ&#x20AC;?) were still legal to use in the United States. The family that owns the nearly year-old Novato restaurant had been keeping mum about the situationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;until now. This week the Pacific Sun received this statement from the Pirraglias: Our Novato restaurant, Tavola Italian Kitchen, is run by Jon Paul Pirraglia who, with the support of family, has poured his heart and soul into making the business something special. The focus has been and will continue to be providing high quality, creative menus at affordable prices while also giving back to the community by supporting regional farmers. As a result of his extraordinary efforts, even in the relatively short time it has been open, Tavola Italian Kitchen has succeeded in building a loyal following and we gratefully acknowledge a wealth of positive feedback from satisfied patrons. We believe in good faith that our nameâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tavola Italian Kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;creates no actual conflict with the rights asserted by the Coppola family in their recently filed lawsuit. Over the past several months, we put considerable effort into explaining this to the Coppola family in order to achieve a resolution of the dispute without resort to litigation. Now, in light of the court filing, we are considering our options. We truly appreciate the many expressions of support we have received and want to assure our customers that we will continue to provide the great dining experience they have come to expect at Tavola Italian Kitchen. We may be small, but we have big hearts! The Pirraglia Family Tavola Italian Kitchen, Novato

light green customers will pay for power produced by 50 percent renewable sources. And MCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rates have, indeed, stayed competitive with PG&Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, refuting critics who said the power agency could never compete with PG&E. In July, when the new customers come on board, MCE will introduce its lower rates. An average PG&E residential customer in Marin using 540 kilowatt-hours a month during the summer will pay $89.61 for about 20 percent renewable power, according to estimates included in MEA rate-setting information. A Marin Clean Energy light green customer will pay $90.58 for 50 percent renewable power; a deep green customer will pay $95.98 for a 100 percent renewable supply. The small price differential underscores MEA meeting a major goal to provide a better, cleaner product at competitive rates. PG&E charges MCE customers something called a power charge indifference adjustment, a form of subsidy that protects PG&E. When that utility ďŹ nds it necessary to buy power at high prices, MCE customers, and customers of other alternative suppliers, must offset part of the cost through a charge, an â&#x20AC;&#x153;indifference adjustment,â&#x20AC;? to ensure that customers remaining with PG&E donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to foot the entire bill for the high costs. The Public Utilities Commission is expected to lower the indifference adjustment, which would amount to an additional $2.70 to $8.10 a month for average residential customers. The reduction will be retroactive to April 2011. On the commercial side of the ledger, an average PG&E commercial customer that uses 1,312 kilowatt-hours in July will pay an estimated $267.76 for electricity. An average light green MCE commercial customer will see a bill of $261.53; the average deep green commercial customer will pay $274.65. Even the deep green commercial option will remain competi-

tive with PG&E. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s push to promote renewable and non-polluting energy got a bump April 12, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that requires utilities, public and private, to boost their portfolio of renewable energy sources to 33 percent by 2020. Marin Clean Energy already will have surpassed that target. The agency estimates its portfolio will reach close to 60 percent renewable by then. The ultimate goal is to reach a full 100 percent renewable portfolio for all Marin Clean Energy customers. Community choice isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a new phenomenon. Cape Light Compact in Massachusetts has been in business since 1997. Community choice aggregators in Illinois started up well before Marin Clean Energy. Ohio, New Jersey and Rhode Island have also passed state laws allowing community choice aggregators to form. But Marin Clean Energy is different and has attracted attention from across the country because of its commitment to renewable energy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the late Supervisor Charles McGlashanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crowning achievements. He and Supervisor Susan Adams were instrumental in working to create a public-power agency that would offer county residents local control of a power agency that could return as much beneďŹ t to the community as possible rather than seek proďŹ ts for shareholders. For example, MCE tries to buy power from sources as local as possible. It also offers customers a feed-in tariff if they can produce more power with solar systems and other generation methods than they consume. The power agency also is looking to install a major solar array on a parking lot in the county. Marin Clean Energy became a reality before McGlashanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate death from natural causes and remains a lasting legacy. <


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ith the organic farming industry now the nation’s fastest growing sector in agriculture, today I bestow the town of Novato with a “Sparkly Green Tiara” award for blossoming into a significant eco-trendsetter. Trendy? Novato? Don’t judge! Read on. Only a five-minute drive from its downtown is the College of Marin’s Indian Valley campus, which has recently created a training ground for future organic farmers. Three years ago a beautiful and nourishing partnership blossomed among the college, Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) and UC Cooperative Extension Marin (UCCE). The fruit of that partnership helped to magically transform a sunny hillside into what is now the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden. This 5.8 acres of certified organic demonstration farm and garden serves as a valuable hands-on learning laboratory and workforce development center, created to offer skill-based and entrepreneurial job training, particularly for young people, in careers such as sustainable horticulture, food systems, farming and agriculture. Combining an academic sustainable horticultural program and curriculum with a farm and garden has become a model for other colleges and communities throughout California. Remember not too long ago when the socalled food experts tried to convince us it was impossible to feed large numbers of people relying on organic farming methods alone? 12 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13 - APRIL 19, 2012

Enough with those naysayers and Debbie Downers! Depending on the season, you’ll find row upon row of healthy lettuces, k a l e , c h a r d , spinach, artichokes, blueby A nnie S berries, raspberries, peas, tomatoes, an assortment of herbs and a plethora of fruit trees at this glorious farm. Surrounding the edible plants are strategically selected and placed flowers, which attract beneficial insects with their awesome beauty, seductive scents and collective charm: sunflowers, calendula, cosmos, bachelor buttons, lavender and various salvias. This fine cornucopia of local organic produce is eventually sold to the public at the college’s farm stand on Wednesdays. Several local restaurants including Boca and Rustic Bakery now serve the farm’s fabulously fine produce to their discerning customers. Who would have thought something like this, so out of the box and grassy turf, could come to fruition in just three years, while bringing some badly needed culture to the ’burbs? Well, it took the entrepreneurial and unstoppable spirits of three visionary leaders joining together to turn a dry, dusty, downtrodden hillside into a visually appealing and sustainable food oasis. Marilee Eckert, executive director of Conservation Corps North Bay, Nanda Schorske, dean of Work-

force Development and College-Community Partnerships at College of Marin and Ellie Rilla, community development adviser for UCCE, were relentless in their efforts to make their food dream become a reality. piegel man “We all wanted to find a place where we could grow new farmers, food and job potential for young people,” says Rilla. “Each of us brought our expertise to the process of building the farm from scratch, and transferring our vision to others who could help us make it become real. That it has flourished from the very beginning like a weed is the best sign of the magic we unearthed.” A perfect partnership was formed among educators, farm experts, Master Gardener volunteers and a community Conservation Corps that wanted to deepen its students and members’ relationship to food and the land. Once they joined forces they hired landscape designer Terry Allen to design the overall plan for the farm. “Terry had a beautiful vision of how we could incorporate all of the areas we wanted into a relatively small space. This included an area for row crops, an orchard, an ethno-botany area, a greenhouse and a processing shed,” says Eckert. “Once we had a plan we had to find some experienced farmers and teachers to get things off the ground or rather into the

ground. Luckily we found Wendy Johnson of Green Gulch Farm and the Edible Schoolyard fame. We combined Wendy’s wisdom with Steve Quirt from the UCCE and we were off and running.” Wendy Johnson and Steve Quirt taught the first Principles and Practices of Organic Farming and Gardening class at the farm. If you met Johnson, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, and renowned farmer Quirt, you would know that Mother Earth speaks to both of them regularly. Her simple message: “Get those kids out in nature.” In an era when the U.S. is rated No. 1 globally in childhood obesity, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that any child born since 2001 now has a one in three chance of becoming diabetic because of the abundance of cheap, highly processed food, this educational farm can literally be a lifesaver. Participating students learn progressive, responsible farming practices including landscape ecology, composting and fertility management. They also learn the business side of farming with coursework in marketing and certifications. Some students are part of a school-sponsored apprenticeship where they receive college credit and a part-time job. How does the magic happen? CCNB manages the farm and incorporates handson learning opportunities for corpsmembers and College of Marin students, as well as



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BY 2050, THE world’s population is projected to rise to somewhere around 9 billion. A 2008 multinational report released by a panel of 400 distinguished scientists, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, spearheaded by the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, concluded that “modern agriculture would have to shift rapidly away from industrialized systems and toward sustainable, small-scale, diversified farming systems in order to meet the challenges of population growth, hunger, environmental degradation, and climate change.” And in March 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, issued a report asserting that “small-scale farmers in the poorest regions could double their food production within 10 years by applying agroecological [sustaining humans and natural biodiversity] principles.” De Schutter urged countries and philanthropic groups to invest in research and adopt policies to help scale up agroecological practices. What exactly does that mean? I’ve got three words for you: compost, polycultures and pollinators. Today, modern commercial 14 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13 - APRIL 19, 2012

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farming grows monocultures (farms growing one crop such as corn or soy). These monocultures require intensive chemical pesticides and fertilizers, wasteful amounts of water and energy and imported pollinators, such as bees. Studies have shown that agroecological farms—farms that are growing a variety of edible and ornamental crops—produce more food overall than monocultures—from 20 to 60 percent more food per hectare. This synergy of biodiversity creates optimized ecological services, such as natural pest control, pollination and soil biological activity. This naturally increases plant resilience while also making farmers less vulnerable to losses from drought, flooding or the failure of any one crop. In other words, the ubiquitous use of chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides are so 20 minutes ago. Soil microbes, earthworms and honeybees are the new IT GIRLS. Move over, Paris Hilton! Kale chips are the new black. Thankfully, the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is way ahead of the curve. Last year the AmeriCorps members designed and installed a rainwater catchment system. They are currently harvesting and holding 1,500 gallons of rainwater from their greenhouse rooftop. The current year’s project is installing an educational composting center, demonstrating various ways of home composting and organizing compost workshops for Marin County residents. Wendy Johnson, who says she wholeheartedly believes in this community project and feels honored to be a part of it, likes to remind her students that there are more microorganisms in one cup of fertile soil from the garden than there are human beings on the entire planet. “This morning,” says Johnson, holding a tangle of assorted flowers while spring vegetables spread out before us at the farm, “I am aware that the ingenuity of best reflected in the deep and honest work of farming in partnership with dedicated citizens. “Down on our knees, together, learning fresh lessons from the wet spring soil of April. It is that simple and that mysterious.” < Talk dirt with Annie at


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ith the mission of encouraging local environmental stewardship within the Marin County community, Earth Day Marin provides opportunities for hands-on learning, inspiration and fun for earth-lovers of every age. The collaborative effort among several local organizations, including Pacific Sun’s 2011 Hero of Marin, Nancy Boyce of Marin Link, Earth Day Marin is back after a brief hiatus in 2011. “We really want to bring together and address a wide spectrum of environmental issues,” says event co-founder Hannah Doress. With live music, activities for children, information about green jobs and the presence of several local land management agencies—Marin County Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, Point Reyes National Seashore, California State Parks and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to name a few—Earth Day Marin has a little something for every nature lover in the family. And this year, it brings a big name with a big story to tell: Marin resident Scott Sampson—your kids might know him better as Dr. Scott, the paleontologist on the hit PBS Kids’ show Dinosaur Train. “Most people know me for my work with dinosaurs,” says Sampson. “But my focus at

Earth Day Marin is to emphasize the ta- tion, peak oil, ocean contamination and gline on the show: ‘Get outside, get into na- endangered species, Sampson is careful to ture and make your encourage a love of own discoveries.’” the natural world Earth Day Marin Sampson points long before introSaturday, April 21, 11am-6pm at Marin Civic to a growing disconducing these compliCenter Lagoon Park, 10 Avenue of the Flags, nect between chilcated concepts that San Rafael. Free. Dr. Scott speaks at 12:30pm dren and nature as a may incite fear in during the Earth Day Marin festivities. For more long-term crisis for young children. information, visit the health of the hu“I subscribe to man population as the philosophy that well as the health of [environmental the planet. educator and writer] David Sobel teaches: “Kids spend around seven to nine hours no catastrophe before fourth grade. By looking at screens every day and only talking about disappearing rainforests and spend roughly seven minutes of unstrucspecies extinction too early, it puts fear tured playtime outside,” says Sampson. into them and causes a separation.” “This generation of kids is the first to have Instead, Sampson finds it crucial to help a life expectancy less than their parents.” kids build a bond with the great outdoors. Sampson shares this alarming informaAnd one of the ways he plants the seeds tion as a way to illustrate the fragility of of environmental stewardship in children the long-term sustainability of the planet. is by using his expertise as a professor of If more children get outside and develop paleontology and scientific researcher to relationships to the environments in incite a sense of wonder about the natural which they live, the more likely they are to world. work to protect the planet. “One thing I will share at Earth Day “We’re also seeing increased obesity, Marin is that dinosaurs are not extinct,” attention deficit disorder and diabetes,” he says Sampson. “Birds are actually living says. “It is a real crisis.” dinosaurs and the great thing about this is But with urgent issues around deforesta- that kids can get out and observe them!”

When a 10-kilometer asteroid struck the Gulf of Mexico 65 million years ago, it is believed that a massive dust cloud blocked out the sun for an extended period of time. And many scientists think that the asteroid was just one factor in extinction—some believe that environmental causes such as low sea levels and a surge in volcanic activity also contributed. Regardless, with the planet shrouded in darkness, Sampson says that anything larger than a German shepherd died, rendering most animals extinct. “Birds are the only thing that persisted,” he says. And Marin certainly has its fair share of bird-watching opportunities, particularly throughout the western portion of the county. Aside from our living, feathered dinosaur friends, Sampson says that we can count on the fact that larger dinosaurs did indeed call Marin County home, although the rocks in our local environment, particularly the marine rocks of the Marin Headlands, make it difficult to find fossilized evidence. This may leave some young aspiring paleontologists discouraged about the chances of finding proof. Though we shouldn’t give up hope. Sampson reminds us “stranger things have happened!” 16> APRIL 13 - APRIL 19, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 15

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that he dug up the kosmoceratops, which he named himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kosmoceratops literally means ornate horn face,â&#x20AC;? he says. And what better name for a gigantic dinosaur with 15 horns on its head? Cousin to triceratops, kosmoceratops had a 6-foot long head and likely weighed over two tons. A new favorite of Sampsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, kosmoceratops is just one of over a dozen dinosaurs that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given a name to. With another book in the works, Sampson continues to come back to one basic point: Get the kids outside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solving the eco-crisis has much less to do with technology but more a matter of consciousness and our world-view,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to encourage our kids to see everything in nature as our relatives instead of as resources.â&#x20AC;? <

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Through the month of April, diners at the St.Vincent de Paul Society in San Rafael have an opportunity to cash in on Marin Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cigarette butt issue. Diners will be given gloves and bags to collect discarded butts and in turn, will receive $1 per ounce of dry cigarette butts. A new pilot program from the San Rafael Clean Organization campaign, Bounty for Butts hopes to further remove cigarette waste from San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets and parks with a lowcost plan. The program is also looking for

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HOLD THE PEANUTS AND CRACKER JACK! Opening day for the beloved Giants brought even more goodies to the numerous upscale choices for San Francisco fans. Biggest news is the colorful Anchor Steam kiosk; among the other ballpark treats for fans are beef brisket and corned beef sandwiches, American lamb sausages on hot dog buns and (honest) Ghirardelli s’mores—dessert sandwiches made of melted chocolate and marshmallows on buttered toasted bread...Marin’s Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant has released a fresh batch of Orange & Black Congrats Ale, its tribute to the 2010 champions. The brew contains barley, hops and Californiagrown oranges and is available on tap or in 22-ounce bottles. DINE OUT TO RAISE MONEY Marin County School Volunteers—430 adults and 200 teens who donate time to help students at 44 public schools—are more important than ever in these lean times. Here’s a chance to help support the 15-year-old program just by visiting local restaurants. April 17’s Dine and Donate includes a lineup of participants that will feed us well and give back a percentage of their sales to benefit MCSV. Here’s the rundown: Breakfast and lunch at Pine Cone Diner (Point Reyes Station) and Theresa and Johnny’s (San Rafael); lunch and dinner at Piatti (Mill Valley), Bistro Vis A Vis (Greenbrae) and Whipper Snapper, La Toscana, San Rafael Joe’s (San Rafael); dinner only, at Harmony (Strawberry), Jason’s (Greenbrae) and Las Camelias (San Rafael). Reserve at the restaurants and be sure to mention the fundraiser. THE PRICE IS RIGHT Speaking of lean times, the taxman may have left many of us looking for dining bargains. Try happy 22 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13 -APRIL 19, 2012

hours that serve bar food substantial enough for a light dinner or places that make a family outing more affordable. The Cantina in Mill Valley is famous for its big margaritas and its prices on happy hour small plates (4-7pm) are hard to beat: panchitos (crisp tortillas with chicken, beef, beans, cheese and the fixings, $3.95), calamari ($5.95), flautas ($3.95) and super nachos ($4.95)...Il Fornaio in Corte Madera Town Center has a new happy hour menu (4-6pm) of satisfying $5 appetizers with a discount on wines and cocktails... Heading north? Stop at Rickey’s (Inn Marin) in Novato (4-6pm, Tuesday-Friday) where bar food is $5 and under, including soup, crab cakes, ribs, shrimp cocktail, plus $4 house cocktails...Out at San Geronimo Golf Course, Friday nights bring a $12 buffet with live music (half price for kids under 10). Check the weekly menu and details at Fare Night on Mondays at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill and Bar in Novato features a separate room where parents and kids can relax together with live entertainment and a $3.99 menu for little ones. Hours are 5-7pm; reservations are appreciated—call 415/878-4977...Tuesday is the night when children 10 and younger eat free at Pasta Pomodoro, with branches in Strawberry and Vintage Oaks (Novato). A COOK AHEAD OF HER TIME Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, will be here April 29 (6:30pm) at Left Bank in Larkspur to discuss At Home on the Range. She came across a copy of a book of recipes and writings by her greatgrandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter, an adventurous food writer for the Wilmington Star, and was so captivated by it she revived the work. Gilbert views the upcoming gathering as a way to pay tribute to mothers and grandmothers. Tickets are selling fast. Cost is $115 per person, which covers the multi-course dinner, wines, tax, tips and one signed copy of the book. Call Book Passage to make reservations: 415/927-9060, x 233. A VERY IMPORTANT DATE A hot ticket of a different nature is Mad Hatter’s Spring Tea Party, an annual “unorthodox” affair at Falkirk in San Rafael, April 28 and 29. Invite a favorite youngster to this fun event where live Lewis Carroll characters from Stark Ravens Historical Players bring a touch of theater to a full afternoon tea (noon and 3pm). Cost is $27.50 for grownups, $22.50 for kids. Call 800/838-3006. < Contact Pat at


Aidells Sausage stand Civic Center Farmers Market, Thursdays and Sundays, 8am to 1pm You can really work up an appetite shopping at the farmers market. Lugging around a heavy bag full of organic produce while inhaling the tantalizing aromas of all kind of foods being grilled, roasted and popped can get those hunger juices flowing. Good thing that the talented folks at Aidells Sausage stand are there, ready with sandwiches and plates of delicious victuals to fill your belly. One of the first vendors at the market to offer hot food, the Your link to bang-up bangers. sunny crew at Aidells has been grilling five types of sausages in the worst rain and the hottest sun for the last 18 years. The tasty pups are served in your choice of two custom-made Metropolis Baking rolls, warmed to a crusty turn. You can also get a grass-fed burger made with beef from the good folks at Stemple Creek Ranch, topped with lettuce, tomatoes (when in season) and onions from local farmers who sell at the market. Cheese to top that burger is also procured right there at the market and a different variety is featured each week. No fewer than 14 condiments are available to top your snack—don’t miss the homemade pickled jalapenos, barbecue sauce and pickles made by one of the Aidells crew. On Sundays, the team makes a market breakfast with your choice of bacon or that delicious sausage, farm market eggs and Metropolis toast, enough to nourish even the most starved market-goers. Shoppers can also pick up packaged sausages and meatballs in many varieties not found at local stores, including a couple of types that aren’t available anywhere else—New Mexico chicken and turkey and whiskey fennel. So don’t walk the market with a heavy bag and an empty stomach—stop in at Aidells Sausage for a satisfying meal. —Brooke Jackson



Cafe del Soul 247 Shoreline Highway (Tam Junction Center); 415/388-1852 Open daily 10am to 8pm The timing of this review couldn’t have been better. I’ve just returned from a culinary conference in New York and as much I love Manhattan, it is places like Cafe del Soul that define not just a Marin sensibility, but an even broader California consciousness that is truly unique to our Left Coast. OK—I’m a little biased. My comfort food growing up consisted of bowls of brown The definitive Marin sensibility of Café del Soul. rice and steamed vegetables. Smoothies made with brewer’s yeast and kelp were commonplace, and I was eating quinoa, millet and bulgur before I was 8. So it’s no surprise I feel right at home at Cafe del Soul. Ever since I discovered this sweet cafe, my detours to Tam Junction on my way home from the city have increased. And every visit I’m met with a genuine welcome and a smile. My biodegradable containers of cilantro lime-ilicious, (brown rice tossed in cilantro vinaigrette and sprinkled with tangy bits of feta cheese) are always proudly signed “Made with Love,” along with the person’s name who prepared the dish. If I plop down on one of the inviting sofas to enjoy an Enlightened, a deep crimsoncolored blend of organic beet, carrot and orange juice or a Salutation wrap of avocado and cheddar cheese, the same person who took my order delivers it to me on colorful Fiesta dinnerware. The menu is spelled out on several blackboards and includes such items as a quinoa wrap with Thai peanut dressing and Curry Don’t Stop with brown rice, cranberries and almonds. The offerings fall under the categories of Wonderful Soups, Gorgeous Wraps and Beautiful Salads. And most things live up to their flowery descriptions. Occasionally a soup combination doesn’t work, but you will likely be offered a taste from a friendly server before you place your order. Without fail, I leave Cafe del Soul smiling—nourished from head to soul. —Tanya Henry


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Tell ’em Willie’s boy is here... Lukas Nelson brings a sobering ‘Wasted’ to Mill Valley by G r e g Cahill


hen I wrote this record, I he grew up. was completely wasted,” “To be honest, I don’t exactly know says Lukas Nelson, the 23- where I was. Somewhere. It was crazy. But year-old son of country legend Willie Nel- I picked myself up and said, if I keep doson, speaking of his newly released album, ing that I’m gonna die. Wasted. “I was drinking all day, every day. I “So I stopped.” could hold my liquor well enough to write That close encounter with his dark side a few songs, but it just beis documented on the song came too much. So I quit. I “Running Away,” one of the COMING SOON haven’t had a drink of hard best tracks on the album. Lukas Nelson and his liquor since July of last year. “That was me realizing, alband Promise of the I drink a couple of glasses of most too late, what was going Real perform Friday, red wine a couple of times a on,” he says. April 13, at 8pm, at the week, but I’m pretty sober. Ironically, the album also Sweetwater Music “This record is a snapshot includes two songs extolling Hall, 19 Corte Madera of what was going on back the virtues of pot smoking, Ave., Mill Valley. $22. then. In retrospect, I called including “The Joint,” which 415/388-3850. it Wasted because not only equates marijuana consumpwas I wasted, I was wasting tion with a declaration of a lot of love and talent that personal freedom. But Nelson had been given to me.” has given up that pastime in an effort to His decision to forsake his hard-drinkimprove his singing voice. ing ways, he adds, came after a near-death “I used to smoke a lot—I’m not against experience. it, in fact, I’m all for it,” he says. “It just “One night, I nearly asphyxiated after doesn’t help my singing, so I quit. a particularly heavy bender in Chicago,” “And I think I’m singing better.” he says during a cell phone call from a The album, which packs strong original Santa Monica coffee shop, his speech country-rock and powerhouse blues, will interspersed with the sound of sipping draw comparisons between Lukas and and chewing, having just flown in that his father, since the young performer’s morning from his home in Hawaii, where singing style bears more than a hint of

Nearly drowning in his own vomit was the wakeup call Lukas Nelson needed to turn his life around.

Willie Nelson’s distinctive vocal phrasing. “I do his songs whenever I can, though sometimes I do only my songs. But I listen to his music all the time,” Lukas says. “I learned a lot of guitar from him, just watching him play. And he showed me a few things, obviously. “We’re real close.” Despite the inevitable comparisons, Wasted finds the younger Nelson already maturing as a singer, songwriter and guitarist.

And how does he feel now that he’s not, well, wasted? “Beautiful. Wonderful. I feel great. I’m real clear,” he says enthusiastically. “I’m studying a lot. I’m using my brains for other things. Once I quit smoking, I started getting back into math, doing algebra to refresh my mind, and studying physics. And I’m surfing every day that I can. “Things are going exactly where I want them to go. I want to be able to make a living doing what I want to do. And I’m doing that, and I’m really grateful for it.” < Catch the wind with Greg at

›› SPiN OF THE WEEK The Essential Donovan (Epic/Legacy) There are dozens of Donovan compilations— there’s even a 2004 release called The Essential Donovan. But this one, timed to the British folk-rock singer and songwriter’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has 36 tracks, all of which were charted hits (several are previously unreleased on CD in the States). Dismissed by some as a wannabe Dylan, Donovan—especially the psychedelic hipster that gave the world “Sunshine Superman” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man”—holds up well. The funky, folksy “You’re Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond” (a spin on blues legend Charley Patton’s “You’re Gonna Need Somebody When You Die”) alone is worth the price of admission.—GC 24 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13 -APRIL 19, 2012

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ustralian director Gillian Arm- meant I would always feel unloved and strong’s first feature, My Brilliant unlovable. Career, is a brave, thoughtful story Luckily for me, I was living 100 years about women’s independence and wom- later than Sybylla, and able to navigate en’s place in the between that world. That film ancient ranching resonated deeply culture and San with me when I Francisco, which first saw it, parwas anything but ticularly when ancient when the unruly heroit came to a ine’s grandmother woman’s place. counsels her that Shortly after see“loneliness is a tering My Brilliant rible price to pay Career, I arrived for independence.” in San Francisco At that time, I with my filmwas afraid that by making partner, Sybylla (Judy Davis) rejects a marriage proposal from wealthy pursuing what I friend Harry (Sam Neill) in order to maintain her independGwendolyn wanted—a life as ence—a decision that will force her into the indentured servi- Clancy, to edit a filmmaker and tude of an illiterate neighbor to whom her father is indebted. our documenan independent tary A Cowhand’s woman—I’d pay Song, which was that same terrible price. about the ranches where we had been Set in the 1890s, My Brilliant Career be- working. Within a few weeks, I met and gins in the harsh, dusty Australian bush, fell in love with the film editor, Kenji where the rebellious and fiery young her- Yamamoto, who had zero interest in oine, Sybylla (Judy Davis), is so engrossed becoming a cowboy. Although I never in writing a perfect sentence she is deaf wanted to live an urban life, I looked for to the howling wind blowing doors open ways to make Kenji’s life my own. The and shut and to her parsaving grace turned out to ents’ cries for help to get the be the Point Reyes Nationyounger children inside. Sybal Seashore and the Golden TAKE UP THE CAUSE ylla’s impoverished parents Gate National Recreation Nancy and Kenji are want her to go to work as a Area—enormous, wild, still raising funds to complete Rebels servant, but she refuses. Her open spaces north of San With A Cause. Film mother, who married “beFrancisco, where I could and nature lovers neath her station,” secures an breathe the air, enjoy the who’d like to help invitation for Sybylla to visit quiet and rest my eyes on them out can contact her wealthy grandmother, the vast curvature of the Nancy Dobbs at KRCB who stages a campaign to earth at the horizon. I did Public Television, 5850 marry her off to any suitor not pay a terrible price Labath Ave., Rohnert Park CA 94928 or who is a) well-off and b) will for independence. I stayed email nancy_dobbs@ have her. With the dresses, in the urban Bay Area, hair styling and manicures married Kenji and made a her grandmother provides, happy life as a filmmaker. Sybylla attracts some beaus, In 2004, KRCB’s execubut she longs to be part of the world— tive director, Nancy Dobbs, asked me as an artist, pianist, writer, painter, opera if I’d consider making a documentary singer, she doesn’t know. about how the lands that are now the I loved Sybylla’s story because it was Point Reyes National Seashore and the so similar to my own—at the time I was GGNRA were saved from development. I working as a ranch hand in northeastern said, without hesitation, “Yes!” We hope California’s high, cold sagebrush desert, to complete that documentary, Rebels and loving it. But, in terms of women’s With A Cause, in September 2012. < roles, that culture hadn’t changed much Indie filmmaker Nancy Kelly is the director of ‘Thousand Pieces since Sybylla’s time. I too struggled with of Gold,’ ‘Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives,’ ‘Smitten,’ ‘Downside questions about whether being indeUP’ and ‘Cowgirls.’ pendent and wanting a life in the world

Robert Redford (as Senate candidate Bill McKay) enjoys the swoons of a bevy of Marin beauties in this shot from 1972’s The Candidate, filmed at the Marin Art and Garden Center. The film depicts the slowly disintegrating integrity of a once-hopeful legal advocate weaving his way into the dense jungle of high-stakes politics. With scant chance of winning against a slippery senatorial incumbent (Don Porter), McKay begins the campaign with an honest, nothingto-lose approach; but as he rises in the polls, the allure of winning steers him toward the same compromises as his cynical and corrupted opponent. In this scene, McKay is trying to win the support of wealthy members of a Ross women’s club. “The crowd scenes were made of real people who were actually gaping at a movie actor, but who came over perfectly as people looking at a candidate,” Mill Valley director Michael Ritchie told the Pacific Sun in 1972. —Jason Walsh

ViDEO She’s the boss The Iron Lady shows that anyone can be made lovable if played by Meryl Streep. Having taken on a role that holds her up to the scrutiny of millions, the verdict is in, and you already know that Streep incarnates the British PM to jaw-dropping perfection. But she’s up to so much more in this highly unconventional telling, revealing with each gesture and inflection Streep captures the former British PM’s ‘let-themthat Margaret Thatcher stood out from eat-cake’ look to a T. the pack as much for the gauche passion of her ideas as for her gender. Zipping through the salient events of her life at the helm of English government, the film is anything but a biopic. In fact many of director Phyllida Lloyd’s more impressionistic scenes of Thatcher’s Alzheimer’s—her sudden and commonsense hallucinations, her flashes of insight and moments of imperious clarity—reminded me of another masterpiece of late life and reflection, Dennis Potter’s Dreamchild, but here weirdly set amid devastating workers’ strikes, parliamentary brawls, Argentine wars and IRA bombings. A powerhouse who, even in the half-life of dementia, can still throw off Tory zingers like “It used to be about trying to do something; now it’s about trying to be someone.” —Richard Gould


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Footnote (PG) +++ CinĂŠArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2, 4:30, 7 MonWed 4:30, 7 Thu 4:45, 7:15 26 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13 - APRIL 19, 2012

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to the title role. He is every bit the valilliam Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Tragiant commander, proud of his achieveedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice has just about everything ments and the honor they bring him in a Venetian society known for its chauvinist a theatergoer could want: a resonant text, disdain for foreigners. Yet, like many wardecorated with memorable passages; riors who are at home on the battleďŹ eld, grand themes (the corruptive power of he is adrift in civil society, especially in jealousy, ambition and racial prejudice); relation to his young bride. That aspect and a love story that, even if it ends badly of the role feels more problematic for (which is not unusual with great love stoBillingsleaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;particularly in the last scenes, ries), rivals the best in world literature. Unfortunately, however, it tends to get when the tension between jealousy and the mired in melodrama. While the over-the- realization that Desdemona, once dead, top speeches and emphasis on a deadly will never return, should bring him close clash between Good and Evil probably de- to a breakdown. Craig Markerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Iago offers a different lighted the crowds who ďŹ lled Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old Globe, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theatergoers may ďŹ nd them dilemma. Minadakisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to cast irritating or even laughable. Marin Theatre against type with an actor whose allAmerican look C o m p a ny â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and manner just-opened make him the production, polar opposite guided by arof a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cunningâ&#x20AC;? tistic director Venetian breaks Jasson Miconvention and nadakis, overmay lessen the comes some too predictable of the excesses melodrama, but through skillit also makes ful cutting and Iagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impresshaping, maksive ability to ing this one of the most â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d monster, which doth manipulate his victim less credaccessible ver- mock the meat it feeds onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Iago. ible. And, truth sions of the play be told, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more fun to watch a master I have ever seen. con artist work his black magic than a The larger challenge was to cast actors blustery, unapologetic plotter. Marker is who could provide the psychological a ďŹ ne actorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one whom Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve enjoyed on depth to get past the usual stereotypes of many occasionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but Iagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sinister darkOthello, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;nobleâ&#x20AC;? Moor, being manipuness simply isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t part of his makeup. lated into murdering his â&#x20AC;&#x153;innocentâ&#x20AC;? bride Desdemona by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cunningâ&#x20AC;? Iago, his Mairin Lee somewhat underplays the trusted companion in arms. Here, MTC is wrongly accused Desdemona and Liz Sklar only partially successful. valiantly tries to make sense of the fact The scene is Veniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military headquar- that she is dressed like a man, re-named ters on the island of Cyprus, circa 1500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aemiliaâ&#x20AC;? and carries a rapier hitched to Othello, a black North African mercenary her beltâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all very odd for someone whose who has led Venice to numerrole is ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attendant and ous victories over the invadintimate conďŹ dante. Patrick ing Turks, returns from yet Othello, the Moor of Russell is a solid Cassio and Venice runs through another successful campaign Dan Hiatt has an amusing April 22 at the Marin and announces that the inturn as Brabantio, the outTheatre Company, experienced but promising raged father of the bride. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Michael Cassio will be his Although MTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Othello Valley. Information: second-in-command. This has its ups and downs, 415/388-5208, infuriates Iago, his passedMinadakis and company over senior ofďŹ cer. Sensing deserve praise for taking on the general will respond with a classic play that may seem violence, he uses ruses and simple on the surface but is increasingly explicit innuendo to convince actually quite difďŹ cult to pull off successhim that Desdemona has committed adul- fully. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what a major regional tery with Cassio. theater should do. < Aldo Billingslea brings an imposing Contact Charles at physical presence and powerful voice


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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford O Jiro Dreams of Sushi (1:21) Toothsome documentary portrait of Jiro Ono, whose 10seat subway-stop Tokyo eatery is universally regarded as the finest sushi restaurant on the planet. O The Kid With a Bike (1:27) French drama about an abandoned child’s complex relationship with a kindly hairdresser. O Lockout (1:35) ForAn evocative image from ‘Positive Negatives: The Photography of David Johnson,’ mer G-man Guy Pearce playing at the Rafael Sunday with Johnson and filmmaker Mindy L. Steiner in person. and president’s daughter Maggie Grace find O American Reunion (1:53) The horny themselves in the middle of an explosive riot teens of “American Pie” reunite 13 years later in an orbiting top-security prison satellite. for a weekend of friendship and memories O The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata plus boozing, cussing and rampant sex. (3:15) Verdi’s timeless tragedy of a tuberO The Cabin in the Woods (1:35) Joss Whedon’s subversive horror comedy about a cular courtesan’s lost love is presented live from New York in glorious big-screen high remote and sinister forest hideaway. definition. O Damsels in Distress (1:38) Absurdist O Mirror Mirror (1:46) Exiled princess Whit Stillman farce about three earnest Snow White joins forces with seven rebel coeds out to reenergize their on-the-skids dwarves to overthrow an evil queen, reclaim college through vivid dance numbers and the throne and snag a princely bf for good personal hygiene. measure. O The Deep Blue Sea (1:38) Terence RatO Monsieur Lazhar (1:34) An Algerian tigan’s classic drama hits the big screen with schoolteacher living in Quebec connects Rachel Weisz as a pampered barrister’s wife with pupils still recovering from the suicide who gives it all up for the love of a young of their old headmaster. RAF pilot. O Positive Negatives: The Photography O Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (1:26) Dr. Seuss’s of David Johnson (1:15) Insightful docutimeless tale of a likable old grump and mentary portrait of the African American his endangered ecosystem comes to the big photographer whose images of SF’s Fillmore screen with the voices of Danny DeVito, District in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s illuminate Betty White and Taylor Swift. one of the nation’s watershed eras. O Footnote (1:45) The intense rivalry O The Raid: Redemption (1:41) Indonesian between father-and-son Talmudic scholars action flick about a team of undercover cops intensifies when Dad wins the coveted (by who have to fight their way out of a criminals’ both) Israel Prize. skyscraper hideout when their cover’s blown. O Friends With Kids (1:47) The last two surO Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (1:52) viving singles in a circle of breeders decide British fishery expert Ewan McGregor is to have their cake and eat it too by raising a ordered by the PM to bring angling to the child AND dating other people; Jon Hamm desert at the whim of a Mideast sheik; Lasse and Megan Fox star. Hallström directs. O Georges Bizet’s Carmen (3:20) Direct O A Separation (2:03) Oscar’s Best Foreign from State Opera Berlin it’s Marina DoFilm examines an Iranian family’s slow, mashenko as the sultriest señorita who ever steady descent into anger and hopelessness. laid waste to a Spanish regiment. O The Three Stooges (1:32) Larry, Moe and O The Grateful Dead Meet Up 2012 (2:30) Catch the Dead’s seldom-seen 1989 Alpine Val- Curly (hold the Shemp) are back, slapping and eye-poking their way through murder and ley concert on the big and psychedelic screen. mayhem; Jackie Chan and Larry David costar. O The Hunger Games (2:22) In post-apocaO Titanic 3D (3:14) James Cameron’s disaslyptic North America a teenage girl fights for her life against a squad of trained assassins on a ter flick is back in three presumably lucrative dimensions; Kate and Leo star, of course. popular government-sponsored reality show! O 21 Jump Street (1:49) Ever-youthful LA O The Island President (1:41) Stirring cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go documentary about Mohamed Nasheed, the undercover at a local high school and find (now ousted) president of the Maldives, and those old adolescent anxieties as difficult to his fight to save his coral archipelago from deal with as the drug ring they’re supposed the ravages of global warming. to be investigating. O Jeff, Who Lives at Home (1:23) Listless O Wrath of the Titans (1:39) All hell breaks slacker Jason Segel’s search for an ordained loose when Zeus is imprisoned by Hades and life path leads to strangeness, confusion and it’s up to Perseus and Andromeda to save high comedy; Susan Sarandon costars. mankind…AGAIN. <

›› MOViE TiMES 21 Jump Street (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:55, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:55, 10:30 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:50 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 12:45, 4, 7, 9:35 Sun 12:45, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 A Separation (PG-13) +++1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 Sat 10:30, 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 Sun 1:15, 4:10, 7:10 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7:40 American Reunion (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 12:40, 2:05, 3:30, 4:55, 6:15, 7:45, 9:10, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 NThe Cabin in the Woods (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:25, 10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:40 Sun, Wed 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20 NDamsels in Distress (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50 Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10 The Deep Blue Sea (R) +++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:10 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:10 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG) Century Northgate 15: 1:05, 5:35, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 10:50, 3:20, 7:50 Lark Theater: Sat-Sun 3:15 NFootnote (PG) +++ CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2, 4:30, 7 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7 Thu 4:45, 7:15 Friends With Kids (R) CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:20 MonThu 4:40, 7:30 NGeorges Bizet’s Carmen (Not Rated) Fairfax 6 Theatres: Sun 4 Wed 7 NGrateful Dead Meet Up 2012


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(PG-13) Century Regency 6: Thu 7 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 7 The Hunger Games (PG-13) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:40, 7, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:45 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 11:50, 12:55, 2, 3:05, 4:10, 5:15, 6:20, 7:25, 8:30, 9:35, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4, 7, 10 Sat 10, 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4:20, 7:20 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:20, 12:45, 3:25, 4, 6:30, 7:10, 9:30 Sun, Wed 12:20, 12:45, 3:25, 4, 6:30, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45 Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:40 Mon-Thu 3:30, 6:40 The Island President (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 8:30 SatSun 1:45, 8:30 Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40, 10:05 Sun-Wed 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40 Thu 12:55, 3:10 Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sat 4:15, 6:30 Sun-Thu 6:30 The Kid With a Bike (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:45 Sat 4:25, 7, 9:45 Sun-Thu 11:10, 1:45, 4:25, 7 NLockout (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:30 NThe Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Marin: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 9:55am Lark Theater: Sat 9:55am Sun 11 Mirror Mirror (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 5:20, 7:45 Sun 5:20 Mon-Wed 7:30 Thu 4:15 Monsieur Lazhar (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 8:50 Sat-Sun 2:15,

4:30, 6:45, 8:50 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:50 NPositive Negatives: The Photography of David Johnson (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 4:15 (David Johnson and filmmaker Mindy L. Steiner in person) The Raid: Redemption (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:10 SunThu 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:20 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20 Mon-Thu 7, 9:35 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:30, 5, 7:30 Mon-Wed 5, 7:30 Thu 4:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 1:15, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sun 1:15 Wed 1:15, 4:10 NThe Three Stooges (PG) Century Cinema: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 10:55, 12:10, 1:25, 2:40, 3:55, 5:10, 6:25, 7:40, 8:55, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15 Sun, Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50, 9:10 Sun 12:15, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50 Mon-Thu 4:40, 6:50 Titanic 3D (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30 SatSun 11:15, 3:20, 7:30 MonThu 6:45 Century Northgate 15: 1:10; 3D showtimes at 11:05, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25, 3:40, 7:55 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12, 3:40, 7:30 Wrath of the Titans (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11, 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9; 3D showtimes at 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 8, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 5:05, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:30

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›› 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

Analeigh Tipton and Adam Brody trip out in ‘Damsels in Distress,’ opening Friday at the Regency. APRIL 13 – APRIL 19, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 27

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

F R I D AY A P R I L 1 3 — F R I D AY A P R I L 2 0 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar Former Tower of Power vocalist Lenny Williams will bring the ‘shoo doo fufu ooh’ to George’s this Saturday in San Rafael.

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

Live music 04/13: Tommy Castro and The Painkillers Blues, gospel flavored R&B, soul and roadhouse rock. 8:30-11pm. $20. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 04/13: AzDz, The Butlers Rock. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 04/13: Dennis Kamakahi Evening of Hawaiian slack key guitar. The aloha spirit will fill the air when this slack key legend performs along with Stephen Inglis and Patrick Landeza. 8pm. $12-24. Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1075. www.

04/13: Iseult Jordan, David Smadbeck and Jack Irving Iseult birthday celebration. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 4851182.

04/13: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Americana, rock. 8pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 3883850. 04/13: Marin Jazz Group An evening of traditional swing music. Friday 8-11pm. $5. Maple Lawn, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 497-2448. 04/13: Sabbath Lives Tribute. 9:30pm. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. 04/13: Wonderbread 5 Rock, dance. 9pm. $15. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 04/14: Danny Click Blues rock. 8:30-11pm. $15-20. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 04/14: Fred Koller Schaef-Abel Productions presents Fred Koller ( in Concert at Studio E, near Sebastopol (directions supplied with tickets) 8pm. $25. Studio E, Schaeffer Lane, Sebastopol. 04/14: Lenny Williams Contemporary pop/ fusion. This Oakland native was lead singer for Tower of Power. 9pm. $29.50-39.50 George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 04/14: The Tickets Band Shiny Objects tour. Rock and blues road show. 8:30-11:45 m. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker/Marin Headlands/ Travis Marina, Sausalito. 332-2319. 04/14: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 04/15: I See Hawks in L.A. California country/ roots rock. 5-7:30pm. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 04/15: Lonestar Retrobates Western swing band. 3-6pm. Free. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 516-1028. 28 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13 - APRIL 19, 2012

04/17: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30pm.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . 04/17: Noel Jewkes and Guests With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 04/19: Key Lime Pie Classic rock with a Latin twist. 9:30pm-1:30am. Free. Fourth Street Tavern, 711 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4044. 04/19: Paula West American jazz and cabaret singer presents an eclectic selection of songs. 8pm. $22-30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia, Larkspur. 924-5111. 04/19: Skin and Bone Innovative jazz. 8pm. $18-25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 04/19: Troy Lampkins Group Jazz at George’s. With bassist Troy Lampkins. 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 04/20: Ken Waldman and friends: From Mill Valley to Moose Pass Alaska’s fiddling poet Ken Waldman with West Coast fiddler, piper, and raconteur, Kevin Carr; Bay Area singer, guitarist, and fiddler, Ray Bierl and Bay Area duo, Evie Ladin and Keith Terry (Crosspulse). 8pm. $18-21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

04/20: Miles Schon: Reckless in Vegas Blues/funk. 9pm. $12-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

04/20: Mindy Canter and Fluteus Maximus High energy, soulful mix of blues and jazz flute. 8-11:30pm. $10-15, includes dinner. Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa St., Sausalito. 388-8059.

Concerts 04/15: Daedalus Quartet Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents an award winning string ensemble with premiere of a new work by Joan Tower, plus Hayden’s “The Joke,” and Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 14. $15-30. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 381-4453 . 04/15: Frank French Frank French, piano. Habeneras, Choros of Brazil, original works and symphonic transcriptions of works by Liszt and Beethoven. 4-6pm. $20. J.B. Piano Company, 540 Irwin St., San Rafael. 456-9280. www.frankfrench. name

Dance 04/13: 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. 7:30-11pm. $7. Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley. 04/18: Greek Folk Dance Dances from Northern Greece. 7:15-8:45pm. $35 / $32/ $10 drop in fee Pickelweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. 570-1841. www.eplay.livelifelocally. com/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

Thursdays: Dance at Sweat Your Prayers Dance to world music on our beautiful sprung wood dance floor. Join our tribe and let go of stress, worry and tension as you express your creative self. Beginners welcome. 7-9pm. $15. San Geronimo Community Gym, 1 Lagunitas School Road, San Geronimo. 302-2605.

Theater/Auditions 04/18:‘Seven Endings’ Staged reading by 142 Throckmorton’s Playwrights’ Lab. 7:30pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. Through 04/15:‘Cabaret’ 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 .

Through 04/22:‘Joy with Wings: A Daughter’s Tale’ A daughter and her mother journey through a turbulent family landscape in search of renewed hope. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $25 gen; $20 senior/stdnt Trevor’s, 4208 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael. 491-0818. Through 04/22:‘Twentieth Century’ Screwball comedy set in art deco glory aboard the historic train the 20th Century Limited. Don’t miss Ken Ludwig’s contemporary version. Talk Back with Director Billie Cox, 2pm April 15; Showtimes: 7:30pm. Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $25 adults; $20 seniors, children: $17, Thursdays The Barn Theater, Marin Art & Garden, Sir Fran-

cis Drake Blvd. at Lagunitas, Ross. 456-9555. www.

Through 04/22: Othello, The Moor of Venice Passed over for promotion, Iago seeks to ruin his superior officer Othello in this timeless, tragic tale of love, deceit, jealousy and murder. Presented by the Marin Theatre Company. See website for showtimes. $34-55; $20 under 30; $15 rush Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208.

Comedy 04/13-14: Marin Murder Mysteries Fun, interactive, whodunnit 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. 04/15: Mark Lundholm “Laughter is No Luxury.” 7-9:30pm. $30-35. Marin Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800.

04/20: BATS Improv vs. Stanford Improv Rubber Chicken Match. Annual battle for glory. The young Stanford Improvisers take on the pros from the BATS Improv in a winner takes all Theatresports. 8pm. $17-20. Bayfront Theater, B350 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. 474-6776.

Art 04/13: Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael Discover art. refreshments and entertainment every 2nd Friday of the month in downtown San Rafael. See current listing and map at website. 5-8pm. Free. Downtown San Rafael, Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.2ndfridaysartwalk. com

04/14-05/30: Art in the Book Passage Gallery Susan Hall, drawings and paintings. Born and raised in Point Reyes Station, Susan has been exploring the beauty of Point Reyes. Opening

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04/18-08/02:â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver: A State of Mindâ&#x20AC;? Portraits from photographer Vicki Topazâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent series featuring fifty two remarkable women who have let their hair grey. 10:30am-4pm. The Buck Institute on Aging, 8001 Redwood Highway, Novato. 209-2000 for appointment.

04/19: Room Art Gallery and Maserati of S.F. Present Gallery Night featuring Picasso and Bay Area Artists Join Room Art Gallery and Maserati of S.F. at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gallery Night featuring Picasso and Bay Area Artistsâ&#x20AC;?. Come and view beautiful Ferrari cars and masterful artworks together. RSVP to agne<\@> 6:15-8:15pm. Free. Maserati Showroom Gallery, 595 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley. 380-7940.

Through 04/15:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Indexical Makers: Three Bay Area Contemporary Craft Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Features the work of emerging artists Modesto Covarrubias, Ali Naschke-Messing and Angie Wilson. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. 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.

Through 04/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spring and Summer Solisticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Allegra Printz, new paintings. Also on view; William Leidenthalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural Phenomenaâ&#x20AC;? series. Free. Cassandra Kersting gallery, 1201-C Bridgeway, Sausalito . 332-0200.

Through 04/25: Allen Wynn: New Sculptures Also: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Group Painting Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Featuring new works by Gallery Artists. 11am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. 945-9454. Through 04/25: Kerrin Meis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enduring Images and Enduring Ideas: Mythology and Western Art .â&#x20AC;? Every Wednesday. 3:15-5pm. $85. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Through 04/26: Sylvia Gonzalez Pastel on mono print. No charge. Rock Hill Gallery , 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon. 435-9108. Through 04/27: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Elementsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Juried by SFMOMA Artists Gallery director Maria Medua. Featuring a variety of mediums, art inspired by 4 elements: fire, water, wind, water. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119.

Through 04/28: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open Craft and Sculpture Exhibition MSA members and nonmembers

Jazz singer Paula West will turn Larkspur into the contralto capital of the world on April 19.

working in three dimensional media. Works in clay, fiber, glass, metal, stone, wire, wood, etc., there are many talented artists in these media. Reception 2-4pm April 15. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (Marin Art and Garden Center) , Ross. 454-9561. 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.


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Through 05/04:Vin Antico Hosts Artist Stacey Kamp During the month of April artist Stacey Kamp will be showing her paintings. 5-7pm. Free. Vin Antico, 881 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4492.

Through 05/13: Mimi Abers,The Latino Photography Project and Geraldine LiaBraaten “Emergences,”“A Través de Nuestros Ojos (Through Our Eyes).” Reception 3-5pm April 15. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347.

Through 05/26: Annual Juried Exhibition Falkirk presents its popular annual exhibition of works by Marin and Bay Area artists. Juried by Richard Elliott, California College of Arts. Mixed themes and diverse media styles represented. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. Through 05/31:‘Muslim Eyes’ 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.

Talks/Lectures 04/14: A Tribute to Kay Sekimachi The Textile Arts Council and Signe Mayfield, former curator of the Palo Alto Art Center, present this tribute to a founder of the Bay Area fiber community. 10amnoon. $5-10 . Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. 7503627. 04/19:World Affairs Council Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs Professor Michael Nacht will speak on “Challenges to Obama’s Foreign Policy.” Reservations requred. 7:309pm. $6-9; students free. Creekside Room, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 293-4601. how to create a welcoming habitat for the beneficial bugs in your garden. These insects help pollinate and may help reduce less desirable garden insects. Noon1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058.

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56th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, held Sept. 15 and 16, are available now through May 1 on www. Show your work under the redwoods. $35. 381-8090.

04/20: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden The Marin Master Gardeners will discuss

Manhattan, Rat Pack, jazz, Songbook

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Through 05/01: Artists Invited to Apply to Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Applications for the

tour of the “Marin Independent Journal: 150 Years of Ink” exhibition. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www.

Readings 04/13: Katherine Jenkins Jenkins talks about “Lessons From the Monk I Married.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 04/14: Ambush Review Celebrate National Poetry Month with co-editors Bob Booker and Patrick Cahill and contributors Katherine Hastings, Kit Kennedy, Roy Mash, Todd Melicker and Nancy Wakeman. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 04/14: Cara Hoffman Hoffman talks about her novel “So Much Pretty.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 04/14: Chana Wilson Left Coast Writers

Launch. “Riding Fury Home: A Memoir.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415)927-0960. 04/14: Francine Shapiro Dr. Shapiro presents “Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

04/15: Jacqueline Kudler and Judy Hablesky Sixteen Rivers Press poets. Kudler’s poems in “Easing into the Dark” trace a delicate and tensile arc. “Space Gap Interval Distance” reflects Halebsky’s experience living in Japan. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 04/15: Kenny Johnson Introduced by Nancy Roen, Johnson presents “The Last Hustle.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 04/16: Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill and McCubbin discuss “Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir.” From the election of 1960 to 1964, Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the intensely private First Lady. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415)927-0960. 04/17: Delia Ephron Ephron talks about her novel “The Lion Is In.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 04/18: David Milarch Special Earth Day event with Milarch. “The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet.” By Jim Robbins. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. 04/18: World Book Night April 23 is the official UNESCO World Book Day. Thousands of volunteers will be giving away books all over the U.S. and the U.K. Meet volunteers in Corte Madera. 6:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 04/19: Anat Baniel Baniel talks about “Kids Beyond Limits.” Supported by the latest brain research, this method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child with developmental disorders. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 04/19: Molly Peacock The celebrated Canadian poet and author, Molly Peacock, will read for the Marin Poetry Center on as part of the Marin Poetry Center’s Third Thursday Series. 7:30-9pm. $3-5. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission and E St., San Rafael. 485-3328. 04/20: Anne Perry Edgar Award winning author discusses her latest novel “Dorchester Terrace.” Perry’s latest work invites us into the secret places of power in Britain and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 04/20: Jenny Lawson Lawson presents “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960.

Film Events 04/15: David Johnson Film at Rafael Theater The Hannah Project and the California Film Institute are co-sponsoring “Positive Negatives,” a film on black photographer David Johnson, who studied with Ansel Adams. 4:15-6pm. $10. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 577-2901. www.thehannahproject. org 04/16: Monday Night at the Movies “Farewell to Manzanar.” (1976). Director John Korty is on hand to present his film of a Japanese-American family sent to a barren rural internment camp

along with thousands of other US citizens of Japanese descent in the 40s. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. 04/18: History of the Good Earth The Marin Grange and GMO Free Marin will host a free showing of the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;History of the Good Earth.â&#x20AC;? Meeting and discussion on genetically modified foods and what we can do will follow. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film is a short history of the founding of the Good Earth Natural Foods store in Fairfax, and its impact on the availability of truly local, certified organic, non GMO foods in Marin County. Meet some of the movers and shakers behind this Fairfax phenomenon plus get an update on the California GMO-labeling initiative and our local Marin Grange. Feel free to bring snacks to share. 6:30pm. Free. Fairfax Library Community Room, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 456-2849.

Through 04/21: Building the Bridge: Tales from the Original Golden Gate Bridge Workers Eight-minute short film was inspired by original Golden Gate Bridge workers Charlie Heinbockel & Rolf Jensen. Pride in their work is expressed through mesmerizing tales of construction on the bridge. 1-1:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 415-3323871.

Community Events (Misc.) 04/14: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Voices of Youthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Presentation with Michael Meade, youth and mentors which follows a retreat in which at risk youth practice traditional arts and write of their life-forming experiences. 7-9pm. Donation suggested. Everyone welcome. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. www.

04/14: Give a Pint, Get a Meal Blood Drive Give a pint and get a free lunch. Meals may be selected from the regular menu and must be redeemed between the hours of noon-7pm on Apr. 14th. Register online code word BREW. Noon-5pm. Free. Marin Brewing Company, 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 749-6696. www.

04/14: Golden Gate Bridge: A Bay Area Diva What makes the Golden Gate Bridge so special? It is shorter in length and one year younger than the Oakland Bay Bridge. Yet it flirts with the imagination and lures people close as if by magic. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100

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04/14: Marinship: World War II in Sausalito Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, American citizens who stayed home fought the war on the homefront. Learn how Marinship in Sausalito, CA greatly contributed to the war effort at home. 12-1pm. Free Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace. 04/16: Marin County College Fair Learn about college admissions, financial aid, college sports. Reps from 150+ colleges from throughout the US will be there. Pre-register at 6-8pm. Free. Dominican University of California. Conlon Recreation Center, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael.

04/16: Stand Up Paddling Swap Meet Looking for a great deal on some used paddle equipment or trying to sell your gear? Then come on by. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally free. 9am-4pm. 101 Surf Sports, 115 Third St., San Rafael. 524-8492.

04/17: College of Marin Track Commemoration Ceremony Commemorate the completion of the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new track. With light refreshments and a victory lap around the track with students, faculty, staff, and trustees. All are welcome! 3-4pm. Free. College of Marin, 700 College Ave., Greenbrae. 485-9648.

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Bridge turns 75 years old. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the Bay Model will host this educational and informative exhibition. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. bmvc/

Wedensdays: Writing Your College Application Essay Mr. Robert-Harry Rovin , President and CEO of Write-On, will give a series of weekly workshops aimed at helping you discover what you feel passionate about and writing it down. 3:30-5:30pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3321.

Kid Stuff 04/13: Nature for Kids at Stafford Lake Begin the day by looking at insects, amphibians, and other animals that live in the small pond near the lake. Then head up the Terwilliger Nature Trail to see what can be found among the flowers and the trees. We request that no animals (except service animals) attend. 10am-2pm. Free. Parking pass issued for the day. Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd, Novato. 893-9508 or 893-9527 to call in morning if rain cancels. www.

04/17: Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose Fun filled 30-minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. 10:30-11am. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 4853322. 04/18: Kids Create: Origami Learn the art of paper-folding to create a magic circle that moves in amazing ways. For fourth grade and older. Limited space, registration required. 3:304:30pm. Free. Fairfax Branch Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 457-5629. www. 04/18: The Lizard Lady Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy a visit with the Lizard Lady’s amazing reptiles. Find out why it’s so important to take good care of our planet and all of its creatures. For ages 5 and up. 2:30-3:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Libary, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x106. 04/20: Gianna Marino Marino talks about “Meet Me at the Moon.” 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960.

04/20: Nature for Kids at Mount Burdell We’ll focus on reptiles and insects as we explore forests, meadows and a few small marshes on a perfect spring day. You’ll be amazed at the number of different creatures you can find here. No animals (except for service). 10am-1pm. Free, rain may cancel. Meet at San Andreas Trailhead, San Andreas Dr., gate in on the right , Novato. 893-9508 or 893-9527 to see in rain cancels in morning.

Through 04/14: Peeps Diorama Contest In honor of National Library Week enter the library’s Peeps Diorama Contest. Create a shoebox size diorama using Peeps as characters of your favorite book or story. Prizes. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center D., Room 427,

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Benefits/Gala Events 04/19: 2012 Marin County Heroes Breakfast The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is asking the public to nominate individuals and organizations whose extraordinary acts of courage or community service have made a difference in Marin County. Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael. www.heroesredcrossbayarea. org

04/20: Marin Conservation League’s Annual Dinner Dr. Caryl Hart, Director of Sonoma County Regional Parks and Chair of the California State Parks Commission, will be the guest speaker at Marin Conservation League’s annual dinner. 5:30-9:30pm. $75. Key Room at Homeward Bound , 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato. 485-6257. events/adn12.html

Food and Drink 04/13: Dos Armadillo Tequilla Dinner Dinner and tequila pairing with the finest tequila from Jalisco Mexico. Reservations required, 6pm. $22-45. Nourish at Harbor Point, 475 East Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-4400.

04/16: Cooks with Books: Jacques Pepin In “Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food,” the world famous cooking teacher shares his favorite recipes from the many he has created. 6:30pm. $145, includes a meal, coffee and a signed copy of the author’s book. Left Bank Restaurant, 507 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-0960, x233.

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129054 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION SERVICES, 1299 FOURTH ST. SUITE 206, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JEFF FELDMAN, 1299 FOURTH ST. SUITE 206, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129057 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as C N D CONSTRUCTION CO., 156 OAK KNOLL AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: KYONG H. CHO., 156 OAK KNOLL AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 16, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129034 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TORTAS ANACELI’S, 136 BELLAM BLVD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ABEL V. ONTIVEROS, 133 LAURELWOOD DR., NOVATO, CA 94949; MARIA VICTORIA ONTIVEROS, 133 LAURELWOOD DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 13, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129047 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MONARCH STONE NORTH, 265 GATE 5 ROAD, SAUSALITO, CA 94956:

DAVID ZINCHINI, 265 GATE 5 ROAD, SAUSALITO, CA 94956. 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 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012128915 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AMERICAN FUNDRAISING ACADEMY, 101 BOXWOOD DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: STACIA L CULP, 101 BOXWOOD DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; LAUREN HULL, 332 WASHINGTON AVE., RICHMOND, CA 94801. This business is being conducted by a genernal partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 27, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129051 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SALDO CELL, 175 BELVEDERE ST. #3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALONSO MORALES, 175 BELVEDERE ST. #3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; CONCEPCION SOLORZANO, 175 BELVEDERE ST. #3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129065 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BONOCORE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC., 29 MEADOW RIDGE DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: BONOCORE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC., 29 MEADOW RIDGE DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. 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 March 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129067 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAGE COAST CONSULTING, 520 ELDRIDGE AVE., NOVATO, CA 94947: LAUREN PURCELL, 520 ELDRIDGE AVE., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129082 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as 5TH AVENUE MASSAGE, 1514 5TH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LYDIE HLI, 260 S CALIFORNIA ST., SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776. 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 March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129073 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KNIMBLE, 851 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KEITH ZAR, 235 SEQUOIA DR., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129069 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OUTDOOR TEAK RESTORATION, 4 CANADA COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RICARDO B. GUEDES, 4 CANADA COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 128980 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as S K G, 2002 FIFTH AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SUSAN G KLAUSNER, 2002 FIFTH AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 6, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129046 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MOLIVER LANDSCAPE, 82 SIDNEY CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: BARUCH COHEN, 82 SIDNEY CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012)

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) It’s the final week to gloat on being the first sign of the zodiac. You have successfully ushered in spring, daylight saving time and the Major League Baseball season. You may also take credit for the advent of fragrant blossoms and the increase in business at car washes. The best news this week, however, is that your ruler (rambunctious Mars) starts moving forward again. Progress instead of regress. Pass the Champagne. TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) You cannot help but feel optimistic about your upcoming birthday cycle. The planets are moving into a configuration that emphasizes not only your creativity, but also your genuine likeability. Whether your goal for the upcoming months is related to art, making money, learning a foreign language or getting in shape, this is your chance to get off to a great start. Di niente. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) You are making friends, discarding friends and changing your opinions of friends—your entire concept of companionship is going through an identity crisis. Meanwhile, assertive Mars in your security house opposes imaginative Neptune in your career house, relentlessly pressuring you to give up fantasy for reality. Typically Mars is a pretty tough opponent, but with a short attention span. Neptune, on the other hand, can keep you lost in Wonderland for years. Mars wins the battle. Neptune wins the war... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Over the weekend you are faced with balancing your family responsibilities with the demands of your career. Add the fact that karmic Pluto continues to point out the necessity of turning up the passion in your relationship and you can understand why you are a bit overwhelmed. Fortunately, on Monday and Tuesday, the Moon (your ruler) occupies the evasive sign of Pisces. If you can’t find an escape route now, you’re not trying hard enough... LEO (July 22 - August 22) You’re likely to be energy-depleted over the weekend. Attempting to move into a new residence, finish your taxes and/or take your brother’s 5-year-old twins to the zoo is not recommended. On Monday, you start working on your stamina as your ruler (the Sun) begins to pull away from the exhausting influence of limiting Saturn. By Wednesday, success is within reach and goals are being set. Go ahead and reschedule that trip to the zoo. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) The long retrograde motion of Mars has come to an end. Although still a bit more impulsive than usual, you’re not as inclined as you were last week to suddenly quit your job or pitch your computer out the window. If you’ve waited until the last minute to do your taxes, file an extension. Rushing through them this weekend would make more problems than it would solve. Especially when you realize how difficult it is without a computer... LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) The demands of relationships may interfere with personal responsibilities over the weekend. The belief that you must keep everyone happy can at times be exhausting—and this is one of those times. Meanwhile, expansive Jupiter is providing you with easy access to money and/or property. Whether an unexpected tax return, an inheritance or a settlement check from your lawsuit against Monsanto for ruining your organic garden, your name could be on the payee line. Just in time to start buying supplies for your spring planting... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Your ruler, fateful Pluto, moves slowly and purposefully through the ambitious sign of Capricorn. The quest for success continues in the background no matter what else is happening. You may feel frustrated by what seems to be a lack of progress. In fact, it’s more of a plateau. Like a bricklayer, you are strengthening the foundation of your goal. Once Pluto is finished, not even a pack of big bad wolves could blow your house down. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Although usually inclined to align with the energetic high-jinks of Mars, this is not the week to indulge in egocentricity. You have Neptune insisting that you sacrifice any longing for self-satisfaction in order to serve the needs of family members. Is there a way to compromise? Maybe. But, really, how likely is it that your mom wants to go on a camping trip to the jungles of Venezuela or take rock climbing lessons in Colorado? CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) As disruptive Uranus continues to rob you of emotional satisfaction, optimistic Jupiter continues to provide opportunities for creative self-expression. One minute you’re ready to pack up and leave town, the next minute you’re ready to join a rock band and learn how to play guitar. Admittedly, life can be intense right now. If you can manage to see the glass as half-full instead of half-empty, you should be up for the challenge... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The loony Moon is in your sign over the weekend. Wherever you end up, you’re bound to be entertaining your companions. Meantime, in spite of being quite rational and intellectual about most things, you can be somewhat naive when it comes to financial issues. This can get you into trouble on Monday and Tuesday. If presented with any offers regarding bridges for sale in Brooklyn or three free months of HBO when signing a 30-year contract, please ignore them. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) As one who must avoid blatant insensitivity, you’ve had to be quite careful about sharing space, even with your significant other (who seems to be a bit confrontational and competitive ever since aggressive Mars started opposing your sign). In one of those astrological paradoxes, you are more empathetic than ever, while harboring a fascination for those who are cool and indifferent. Just because there are sharks in the water, doesn’t mean you have to swim with them... < Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at 34 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 13– APRIL 19, 2012

Public Notices Continued from Page 33 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129085 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINE ROOTS; EPICUREAN WINES; OMNI WINE; PRECISION CELLARS; SLIPSTREAM CELLARS; BERTON WINES, 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947: AWDIRECT INC., 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 9, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129059 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN RUNNING COMPANY, 722 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CHARLES YOAKUM, 722 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129083 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAFANDA CONSULTING, 5 SPRING GROVE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAVID SAFANDA DESIGN SOLUTIONS INC., 5 SPRING GROVE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 19, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012128955 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MADE BY THE BAY, 470 HILLSIDE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RACHEL ANNE MCFARLAND, 470 HILLSIDE 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 January 16, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129102 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RATTLESTICK PUBLISHING, 396 GREENWOOD BEACH RD., TIBURON, CA 94920: BRENDA ROSE FOSTER, 396 GREENWOOD BEACH RD., TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 March 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129107 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BV AUTOMOTIVE, 700 TAMALPAIS DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: BV PETROLEUM INC., 33261 FALCON DR., FREMONT, CA 94555. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129104 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MULTI SERVICIOS, 126 ALTO ST. SUITE D, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROSARIO LOPEZ, 35 CORTE LENOSA, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. 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 March 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129080 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GREENSTEP EDUCATION, 47 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: ALEXANDER THOMPSON SPILGER, 47 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930; AMELIA SPILGER, 47 WILLOW AVE., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin

County on March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129071 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZOK-IT COMPUTER CONSULTING; PARADOX FALLS DESIGNS, 90 SYCAMORE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ISAAK W. SCHEUENSTUHL, 90 SYCAMORE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; JESSIKA R. WAGNER, 90 SYCAMORE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. 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 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129070 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WARREN & ASSOCIATES LLC, 20 GALLI DR. SUITE A, NOVATO, CA 94949: WARREN & ASSOCIATES LLC, 20 GALLI DR. SUITE A, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. 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 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129134 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DEAD LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, 12 BONITA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: ALBERT PETER STRICTMANN, 12 BONITA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. 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 March 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129141 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SERENITY THROUGH HYPNOSIS, 712 D ST. SUITE G, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KELLY GERHARDT, 712 D ST. SUITE G, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on March 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129151 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZIP ATM, 531 MARIN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SEAN THOMAS STARBUCK, 531 MARIN 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 April 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 3, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129092 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GRAYFOX PRODUCTIONS, 54 GREENBRAE BOARDWALK, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: EUGENE G. THOMAS, 54 GREENBRAE BOARDWALK, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129190 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KID2KIDZ, 155 PORTO MARINO DR., TIBURON, CA 94920: BIRGITTA BLICKMAN, 155 PORTO MARINO DR., TIBURON, CA 94920; DEBBY BAKER PAGE, 83 CLAIRE WAY, TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 April 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129045 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FUNISTA, 200 AMICITA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: STEVEN BAJOR, 200 AMICITA AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129113 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as METAMORPHIX, 38 PLUMAS CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94947: BIANCA (BLANCHE) MOLLE, 38 PLUMAS CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 27, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129197 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LIVINGCAPITALMETRICS.COM, 108 1/2 4TH ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: WILLIAM P FISHER JR., 108 1/2 4TH ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 6, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012)

997 All Other Legals SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 1200540. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): GESNER FRANCOIS: YOU ARE BEING SUED (LO ESTAN DEMANDANDO). PETITIONER’S NAME IS (Nombre Del Demandante): FLORISE SAINTVAL. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this SUMMONS and PETITION are served on you to file a RESPONSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your RESPONSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( selfhelp), at the California Legal Services web site (, or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dð©as corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacié n y Peticié n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 é FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefé nica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar é rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutencié n, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacié n, pida al secretario un formulario de exencié n de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pé ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacié n para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California ( o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las é rdenes de restriccié n que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cé nyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticié n, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras é rdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas é rdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutencié n, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticié n de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccié n de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, CA 94903. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccié n y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandan-

te si no tiene abogado, son): FLORISE SAINTVAL, PO BOX 493, NOVATO, CA 94948, (415) 240-5838. Date (Fecha): February 3, 2012. Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Kim Turner, D. Taylor, Deputy (Asistente). NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board SPECIAL NOTICE OF LAWSUIT (Pursuant to Labor Code 3716 and Code of Civil Procedure Sections 412.20 and 412.30 WCAB NO. ADJ6432834 TO: DEFENDANT, ILLEGALLY UNINSURED EMPLOYER AVISO: Usted esta siendo demandado. La corte puede expedir una decision en contra suya sin darle la oportunidad de defenderse a menos que usted actue pronto. Lea la siguiente informacion, ALEXANDER PORTER, Applicant STEPHEN SERA STUDIO, Defendant (s) NOTICES 1. A lawsuit, the Application for Adjudication of Claim, has been filed with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board against you as the named defendant by the above-named applicant (s). You may seek the advice of an attorney in any matter connected with this lawsuit and such attorney should be consulted promptly so that your response may be filed and entered in a timely fashion. lf you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney reference service or a legal aid office. You may also request assistance/information from an lnformation and Assistance officer of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. (See telephone directory). 2. An Answer to the Application must be filed and served within six days of the service of the Application pursuant to Appeals Board rules; therefore, your written response must be filed with the Appeals Board promptly; a letter or phone call will not protect your interests. 3. You will be served with a Notice(s) of Hearing and must appear at all hearings or conferences. After such hearing, even absent your appearance, a decision may be made and an award of compensation benefits may issue against you. The award could result in the garnishment of your wages, taking of your money or property, or other relief. lf the Appeals Board makes an award against you, your house or other dwelling or other property may be taken to satisfy that award in a non-judicial sale, with no exemptions from execution. A lien may also be imposed upon your property without further hearing and before the issuance of an award, 4. You must notify the Appeals Board of the proper address for the service of official notices and papers and notify the Appeals Board of any changes in that address. TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS! lssued by: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD . Name and Address of Appeals Board: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD Name and Address of Applicant’s Attorney: Jeffrey M. Greenberg, 825 Van Ness Ave., #601, San Francisco, Ca. 94109. Form Completed By: Jeffrey Greenberg Telephone No. 415-409-9900 NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED! You are served: Pacific Sun: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304343 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): PREMIE WATER AND BEVERAGE COMPANY, 1010 B ST. STE 215, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: December 15, 2011. Under File No: 128381. Registrant’s Name(s): IGINO PELLIZZARI, 854 HACIENDA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on January 26, 2012. (Pacific Sun: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201396. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ELYSSA MOSES filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ELYSSA ASHLEY MOSES to ELYSSA ASHLEY. 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: May 3, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: March 22, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1200428. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ELIZABETH PEREZ OXLAJ & JOVANI DE LEON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ADER GEOVANI DELEON to ADER GEOVANI DE LEON PEREZ. 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: May 15, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: March 20, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201641. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SUTTIPONG SUVONNASUPA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SUTTIPONG SUVONNASUPA to DOMINICK LUCIAN SUVONNASUPA. 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: May 23, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. 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: April 5, 2012 /s/ RAY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201087. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SHELDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS ON BEHALF OF SHEDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS JR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SHELDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS to SHELDON CHARLESTON BYNUM; SHEDON CHARLESTON WILLIAMS JR. to SHELDON CHARLESTON BYNUM JR.. 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: May 9, 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: March 6, 2012 /s/ RAY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): DR120070 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SHARON RAE CHRISTINECULMER; the testate and intestate successors of SHARON RAE CHRISTINE-CULMER, deceased and all persons claiming by, through, or under such decedent, and all persons claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the property described in the complaint adverse to plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on plaintiff’s title thereto named as DOES 1 to 20, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): WALTER D. COHN NOTICE! You haven been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site ( the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courinfo. or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escucher su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tienne 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California ( en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California. (www.sucorte. o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacié n de $10,000 é más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesié n de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT, 825 5TH ST., EUREKA, CA 95501. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante es): ERIC V. KIRK (Bar # 176903), Law Office of Eric V. Kirk, PO Box 129, Garberville, CA 95542. Phone No. (707) 923-2128, Fax No. (707) 923-2176. Date (Fecha): February 1, 2012. Kerri L. Keenan Clerk, by (Secretario); Kirby, Deputy (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201676. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner GWENYTH MARIE BEALE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GWENYTH MARIE BEALE to GWENYDD MOIRE BEALE. 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: June 1, 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: April 6, 2012 /s/ ROY CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012)

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My boyfriend and I are college juniors, happily together 10 months and living together for five. An article I read said it’s healthy to argue with your partner, and I got a little worried. We sometimes bicker about what to watch on TV, but one of us quickly gives in, and that’s it. It does bug me that he’s chronically late and his car is filled with dirty cups, random CDs, empty wrappers, etc., but I basically just shrug this stuff off. He seems to do likewise with stuff I do that bugs him. Are we both just really easygoing? I worry that we may be missing some passionate connection.—Drama-Free


Of course Romeo and Juliet is the great love story of all time. What were they, 14? Self-assertion doesn’t cause much conflict when you don’t have all that much self to assert—like when you’re in the primordial personswamp of your early 20s. Just consider the sort of questions that you, as a couple sharing a life in the edu-womb, are forced to gnash over: Jell-O shots or beer pong? Cup Noodles or Top Ramen? Why was Arrested Development canceled? If the universe disappeared, would the rules of chess still exist? Sure, even now, you may be faced with one of the big relationship-crushing issues like money problems, forcing one of you to call your dad and then go out in the pouring rain to the ATM. But, later in life, when the issue may be which of you stands in the rain with your stuff the sheriff put out on the lawn, the arguing itself isn’t what breaks you up. In fact, it is important to engage and hash out your issues so they don’t burrow in. What seems to matter is how you treat each other when you aren’t disagreeing, in all the seemingly unimportant little moments. Psychologist Dr. John Gottman, who does some of the best research on why marriages succeed and fail, calls this the “emotional bank account model” of relationships. He writes in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work that romance is kept alive “each time you let your spouse know he or she is valued during the grind of everyday life.” He explains this as a consistent “turning toward” each other rather than turning away: remaining engaged in your partner’s world by reuniting at dinner and asking about each other’s day; consistently expressing fondness and admiration; showing love in the tiniest of ways. Essentially, Gottman explains, you need to treat your partner like he’s important even when you’re in the supermarket together and he asks something mundane, like “Are we out of bleach?” Instead of shrugging apathetically, you say, “I’ll go get us some so we won’t run out.” At the moment, your biggest problem is that you two don’t really have any problems. This is what’s called a First World problem—like “I don’t have enough counter space for all of my appliances” or “I have to walk through the living room of this $350 hotel suite to get to the bathroom.” It could be that you’re both easygoing, or that you’re starter people in a starter relationship, or that you’ve yet to reach your poo-flinging, death-glaring annoyance threshold. Perhaps just try to enjoy yourselves instead of worrying that nothing’s ripping you apart—tragic as it is that you’re far too content together to have hate sex.< © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Section 1 of the April 13, 2012 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly