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I read the news today—oh boy! This year’s Best of Marin issue [“Let It Be... the Best of Marin,” March 30] was THE BEST ever. I especially enjoyed seeing the get-ups on the entrepreneurs and the editing of the Beatles images. Bouquets to the brilliant team who thought it up and pulled it off. What fun you must have had. What fun I had reading it. Bobbie Nelson, Sausalito

Like Ralph says, ‘Angels fly— because if they’re late they get canned by KNBR...’ I’m a frequent listener and sometime caller to KNBR. Nice story by Jacob Shafer about Ralph Barbieri [“Razor Burned,” April 20]. Albeit habitual tardiness, like stealing, is cause for termination—as you probably already know, the Not even the poor time manage- way that works ment of the White Rabbit led to a sacking—and he worked for the is that if the boss likes you, certain Red Queen! things, like habitual tardiness, is ignored. But, if the boss is after you, you do not get away with it. Another thing, Ralph is about 65, he should have been thinking about his retirement. Sorry, I do not know how he is going to support the 11-year-old kid. C.C., Mill Valley

You do report both sides of the story [“Lucas Pulling Plug on Grady Ranch Project,” “Local Business Coalitions Form Larger Business Coalition”]. Cynthia Murray, of the new coalition Keep Marin Working, sure deserves a medal for banging her head against the brick wall. Namely: I got my Eichler when there were two cars a day on the road and it’s gonna stay that way if the rest of the county has to shrivel up and die. Congratulations to the Pacific Sun and to Cynthia for staying in the ring and fighting. Leonard Korinek, Santa Venetia

Oh, so NOW you’re interested in names...?! Regarding Greg Cahill’s recent story on Dan Hicks turning 70 [“And the Licks Just Keep On Comin’,” April 6], I owned the no name bar in Sausalito from late 1959 until 1974. During that time span and I can’t be year(s) specific, Dan Hicks and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott were valued customers. Unlike some of the big-name musicians who sometimes came in the bar, and who were sometimes obnoxious, Dan and Jack were colorful, but gentle characters. As I recall, Jack always sat at tables. Dan always stood at the bar. Someday, someone will do a study as to why bar patrons never stray more than 10 square feet from their special spot. So I have fond memories of these two. But I also have a separate memory I’d like to share. Someday someone will write a history (and where are they now?) about the groupies, girlfriends and friend-friends of musicians, poets, artists and writers of that time period. Since almost all of the “name” musicians were male (sorry about that Janis,

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Honoring Mothers May is the month in which we honor motherhood. Thus, I find it an appropriate time to remember that cows’ milk comes from a grieving mother. Board of Supes condemns Citizens United Marin citizens are uniting against the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision which held that corporations have a First Amendment right to unrestricted political expenditures—or, as some critics have put it, the ruling that equates unlimited amounts of corporate money with free speech.

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› pacificsun.com and she had her groupies), there’s a story to be told about the females attached to the males. And that’s the reason for this sidebar to the Hicks story. Dan, who was that absolutely drop-dead, sexy and gorgeous young lady who accompanied you in the no name? She sat at the bar. You always stood behind her. Besides her physical beauty, she was the sweetest, kindest and politest of all the musicians’ arm-candy. For all I know, she may even have been one of your singers. Whoever she was... who was she and where is she now? And a close second...the gorgeous, but untouchable Anita. Rumor had it she had a secret crush on Graham Nash. Had he only known. After 45 years someone just gave me her Mill Valley phone number, but she’s not there anymore. Sad. Two very special women from the Dan and Jack days. Cheers. Neil Davis, Sebastopol

Prop. 13 the pi of tax law, no one understands it and it never ends... Writing the check for the property tax makes it all very real living here in Fairfax. Fifteen add-ons to the basic parcel tax amounts to 88 percent more in the total due the “Tax Collector, Marin County.” Tam Union High School District, Ross Valley Howard Jarvis, demonSanitary, the parastrating the type of medics, mosquito stranglehold Prop. 13 abatement, et cetera. would one day have over California residents, 1978. No bitching, truly—I am grateful to pay this price of admission to such a spot on this earth. But I cannot help being curious what the old Jarvis-Gann enthusiasts say about my reality. Could it be time for a new Prop. 13? Yet Fielding Greaves of the Marin United Taxpayers Association even wrote a letter advocating for the property tax surcharge to fund the San Rafael libraries. What an atrocious miscarriage of democracy that our libraries must grovel over another line-item on the property-tax bill of real estate owners in order to provide an indisputably critical public service. When seeking the counsel of the Founding Fathers, what would Ben Franklin say to such a disgrace? Yet...to emphasize the inequity of 15 tacked-on taxes would miss the most egregious manifestation of Prop. 13: the two-thirds approval requirement for all tax increases. No wonder so many public agencies

must grovel for that line-item on a tax bill. All because our legislators are shackled by this ridiculous tyranny of a minority. Does seem an appropriate time for a dialogue, principled conservatives. That is, if there are any conservatives with principles anymore. Ones who know what truth is. Hobart Bartshire, Fairfax

Cartoonists in the cradle Possibly, Pacific Sun cartoonists Jory John and Avery Monsen would like to know what Mom thought of their cry-baby letter [Open Letters, April 20]. Quite possibly Mom is fed up with having a pair of 35-year-old unemployed high-school dropouts still camped in HER living room on HER couch watching HER television. Possibly Mom might wish to tell Jory and Avery it is time to get a job and get out of HER house because she is fed up with listening to their endless whining about their loser girlfriends kicking them out of their apartments and having them coming back home to freeload again. The patented monologues from Mom are the result of years of watching these two losers doing over and over again all the things mentioned. Also, Grandma does not want to hear from them either because the only time there is the yearly call is right before Christmas in hopes of getting some money for a Christmas gift. Better still, they may wish to direct their letter to the Advice Goddess, or maybe Nikki Silverstein may want to add them to her stable of bumbling overage and overweight cry-baby boyfriends. This pair of losers certainly qualifies for membership. Dick Hannigan, Mill Valley

Response from Jory and Avery: “Dad?”

A rye observation While it’s obviously true that serious health issues are not to be taken lightly, Pacific Sun reporter Dani Burlison was treated unfairly by her critics. [Editor’s note: The entire letters page of April 20 was dedicated to celiac sufferers taking Dani to task for a Best of Marin entry of March 30 that suggested gluten-free dieters avoid “torturing” themselves with a visit to a wellliked local bakery—one writer accused Dani of “taunting” her celiac daughter; another wondered if Dani would be “amused” by her death.] As someone who’s gluten-intolerant I didn’t detect any malice in Ms. Burlison’s writing. Peter Galore, Mill Valley

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Bike-ped program walks the walk Report shows non-auto transportation funds are on the right path... by Pe te r Se i d m an

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report released last week confirms the view that bicycle and pedestrian transportation should take their rightful place as integral components of a nationwide transportation future. The report was the culmination of the multi-year Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program, part of the 2005 federal transportation bill. The program identified four communities across the country in which to test a supposition: Would investing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure help spur what transportation types call a “mode shift?” It did. The Federal Highway Administration, part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), delivered the report to Congress last week. It includes data collected since 2007 in each of the four communities: Columbia, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sheboygan County, Wisconsin; and Marin. Each of the demographically diverse communities received about $30 million to develop nonmotorized transportation infrastructures. According to the report that DOT Secretary Ray LaHood delivered to leadership in the House and Senate transportation committees, a requirement mandated by Congress, “an estimated 16 million miles were walked or bicycled that would have otherwise been driven in 2010, and an

estimated 32 million driving miles were averted between 2007 and 2010.” Counts taken in each of the four communities revealed an average increase of 49 percent in the number of bicyclists and a 22 percent increase in the number of pedestrians between 2007 and 2010. While bicycle riding and walking have increased across the country, and the number of driving miles has decreased, the shift has been more pronounced in the pilot communities. According to the report, “The pilot communities saved an estimated 22 pounds of carbon dioxide in 2010 per person or a total of 67,701 tons. This is the equivalent to saving 1 gallon of gas per person or nearly 1.7 million gallons from 2007 to 2010.” As impressive as the average numbers are for the four communities, in many respects Marin beat the averages. The county public works department estimates that during the pilot program, bicycling trips increased 64.4 percent, walking trips 21 percent. Along with these increases, driving decreased by 4.7 percent. The percentages translate to some impressive numbers: Vehicular travel in the county declined by an estimated 18.9 million miles over the course of a year, or nearly 51,900 miles each day. Those numbers translate to a reduction in greenhouse 10 >

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Don’t plug those meters in yet, says Marin Not so fast, Mr. SmartMeter pants...the county of Marin and the town of Fairfax have filed motions with the California Public Utilities Commission to delay further wireless-meter installation until the commission rules on whether entire communities can “opt out” of the smart-meter grid. Many Marin residents have had their fingers in a socket over Pacific Gas and Electric’s plans to install the controversial radio-frequency-emitting meters, which can better monitor household power usage, but have caused concerns over health sensitivities and privacy violations. On Feb. 1, the CPUC voted 4-0 on a smart-meter “opt-out” policy that would allow residents to keep their analog meters for a $10 monthly service fee. If smart meters have already been installed, the opt-out price would include $75 to have those meters replaced by analog meters, in addition to the $10 monthly service fee. The county and Fairfax are also asking the CPUC to rule on whether the amount that customers are being charged to opt out is too high. Fairfax Town Councilmember Larry Bragman says that until the CPUC reviews these options, further deployment of smart meters should be delayed. “Our electrical grid will be smarter and more secure if the CPUC adopts a community optout program that permits diverse but compatible metering technology,” says Bragman.“And ratepayers should not be forced to pay fees to keep analog meters that have already proven to be safe and accurate.” The CPUC is expected to consider the smart-meter opt-out options within the coming weeks, but PG&E has said that since the opt-out option has been given to customers the utility sees no reason to delay installing the meters. Opt-out customers who don’t pay the fees may have their power cut off, according to PG&E officials. Robert Milner of Point Reyes Station says such threats to cut off electricity “demonstrate the true PG&E culture.” “[PG&E] called several times and tried to make an appointment to install a smart meter even though I made it clear that I didn’t want one,” says Milner.“I refuse to pay to opt out of a smart-meter program that I never opted-in to. I still have my analog meter, but now PG&E is trying to force me to have a smart meter if I don’t pay the fees.” County to explore ‘hybrid’ pension plan Marin County Supervisors are embracing the idea of a hybrid pension plan as the county’s next step in dealing with more than $700 million in unfunded liability for retirees in the coming years. The Supes have already endorsed Gov. Brown’s proposed 12-point pension reform plan, and on May 1 the board agreed to explore a hybrid pension plan for Marin—similar to the guv’s, but specific to Marin in case the state plan fails in the Legislature. If the county were to model its hybrid plan after the governor’s, it would feature such remedies as ending double dipping by retirees with multiple county positions, curb end-of-career pension spiking, delay retirement ages and raise employee pension contributions. Board of Supes condemns Citizens United Marin citizens are uniting against Citizens United, the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision which held that corporations have a First Amendment right to unrestricted political expenditures—or, as some critics have put it, the ruling that equates unlimited amounts of corporate money with free speech. On April 24, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to sign on to a resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution in order to overrule Citizens United. Among the declarations in the resolution are the assertions that corporations are “legal 10 >

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saved Rick’s life. He’s a lucky man. According to him, I’m the fortunate one—fortunate that he was sitting beside me. “You waited three beats and then stopped,” he said. “Your reflexes are slow, Nik.” I asked my wise friend Jerry what he thinks. He’s an expert, since he’s always speeding around Marin’s highways and byways, showing off the power of his fancy European sports cars. “You may not be involved in accidents, but I’d bet my Jag that you cause them,” Jerry declared. “Driving slow is a road hazard.” Never leave it to a person with a penis to compliment a woman’s excellent driving skills. Kate, my brutally honest best friend, will tell me the truth. “Am I bad driver?” I asked. “You’re not necessarily a bad driver, you’re just annoying to drive with,” Kate replied. “You drive slowly. No sense of speed.” “I drive the speed limit.” I said. “Which limit? The one in the school zone?” quipped Kate. “Do you feel like my driving is one of the reasons I’m not married?” I asked. “Have you considered dating a cab driver?” she answered. Perhaps I do have a more leisurely pace behind the wheel. It’s good to give yourself some space between you and the car ahead. Besides, Kate’s always on her cell phone when she’s zipping around town. She has no idea what makes a cautious motorist. Rick and Jerry have too much testosterone, so they’re out on public streets pretending they’re zooming around a closed course. Men know nothing about the restraint and vigilance required to be an excellent driver. And, they know even less about driving with hot flashes. Have you ever had a hot flash on the highway? It’s difficult to focus on driving when your body feels like it’s in a tub of redhot coals. (I hope that doesn’t alarm anyone, because it passes pretty quickly—usually.) From now on, I’m driving alone. No one by my side criticizing. No one making jokes. But, yesterday, I had some company. A nice patrolman who bellowed at me through his speaker to pull off at the next exit. When I saw he was about my age and wearing a wedding band, I asked if his wife ever had hot flashes. Then I flashed a warm smile. He nodded, smiled and walked back to his cruiser. Not evening a warning. Told you I’m a good driver. < Email: nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com.

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1. Almost 20 percent of all the flower species growing in California can be found in what 110 square mile region of Marin County? 2. In 1948 Fred Morrison invented a flying object 3a that he named Whirlo-Way. By what name do we know this best-selling object? 3. Pictured, right: Name these films from past and present, all with four-letter titles. I’ll supply the year: a. 1975 b. 2009 3b c. 2010 d. 1958 4. U.S. interstate highways I-95 and I-10 meet in what state? 5. Find a single word related to both of these clues. For example: Football and direction—down 5a. Baseball and lemonade, seven letters 5b. Soccer and fire, five letters 5c. Basketball and best-selling toy, four letters 3c 6. What popular writer, author of Jurassic Park, produced the TV series ER? 7a. What part of the human body is an orthodontist most interested in? 7b. The prefix ortho is a Greek adjective meaning what? 8. The title of what 1968 Beatles song with a semi-reggae beat contains six two-letter words? 3d 9. About the country of Haiti: 9a. What’s the capital city? 9b. Haiti shares what island with what bordering nation? 9c. The gourde is Haiti’s official what? 10. Name two prime numbers with a sum of 1,000 and the greatest possible difference. BONUS QUESTION: Thirteenth-century Venetian traveler Marco Polo wrote about Shangdu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan’s dynasty in China, whose name inspired the following: a 1797 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the private estate of Citizen Kane and a pop music hit by Olivia Newton-John. Shangdu is more commonly known as what? Howard Rachelson welcomes you to live team trivia contests on Wednesdays, 7:30pm, at the Broken Drum in San Rafael. Send your trivia question to howard1@triviacafe.com and if we use it we’ll give you credit! VIn February, Ed Dudkowski of Marin left his camera on a bench in Belvedere. He remembered the camera that night, trudging out in the rain to retrieve it. Instead of his prized possession, he found a wet note: If you left a camera here, please call me. Janice. A grateful Ed met Janice the following day at her home in Belvedere to pick up his camera. They chatted about work and Ed gave her his card. Nice story if it ends there, but it gets better. Last week, Ed received a call from the Tiburon Police. They found Janice’s wallet and the only number in it was on Ed’s card. Ed showed the police officer where she lived and Janice was reunited with her wallet. Apparently, good karma is contagious.

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WWhat is up with kids and guns? Two weeks ago, two teenage boys ran around Corte Madera with fake rifles that looked real enough to have four police agencies searching for shooters. Last week brought the arrest of a San Rafael teen for allegedly firing a handgun at a young couple in Mill Valley. Thankfully, he missed. If this weapon mania is happening with our kids in idyllic Marin, we shudder to think about what’s happening just over the bridges. Parents, do you know what your children are doing? Manufacturers of both fake and authentic guns, are you accepting responsibility for your goods getting into the hands of our youth? Legislators, what will it take for you to enact strict gun control laws? We need zero tolerance. —Nikki Silverstein

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he biggest benefit to being single is that I’m usually alone in my car while I putter around Marin. It’s probably why I have a stellar safety record behind the wheel. No tickets. No accidents. Some people (specifically my boyfriend Rick, my best friend Kate and my older Jewish friend Jerry) contest my claim that I’m accident-free. Why would I count backing into the concrete pillar in my garage or barely tapping cars that stop too suddenly in front of me as driving offenses? Everyone knows victimless mishaps are not akin to moving violations. Passengers distract me. If anything will make me leave Rick, it’s his back-seat driving. Who knew Japanese men were so naggy? Last Saturday, as we headed down 101 from Trader Joe’s, I stayed in the middle lane doing 55. Around the Stinson Beach exit, I turned on my right blinker and proceeded to change lanes. Rick screamed, “Stop,” which I could barely hear due to the car to my right beep-beep-beeping his horn. Due to my dexterous defensive driving, I pulled back into my original lane, escaping the huge SUV hogging the roadway and rudely honking at my little wagon. This, my friends, is why my State Farm agent loves me. Finally, Rick spoke. “Do you ever look in your rearview mirror?” “Which one is that? The makeup mirror?” I asked. We got home, unpacked the groceries and decided to go hiking in Oakwood Valley with my pooch Bruno, who loves sloshing through the creek that runs beside the trail. Rick wanted to drive us to the trailhead, but he didn’t want a wet dog in his car. “You’re not driving my car,” I informed him. “I can never get the seat back to the way I like it after you mess with all the settings.” We enjoyed our walk through the woods, but the traffic was heavy as we pulled onto Highway 1 from the Tam Valley neighborhood. It was stop-and-go until we neared the freeway, where I was able to speed up to 20 mph. I gestured to the bay and Mt. Tam beside us, chattering about how we live in paradise. “Stop!” Rick yelled. I slammed on the brakes and swerved my car onto the shoulder of the road, barely missing the Prius in front of us. Rick said a truck pulled out from a hotel driveway, causing the car in front of me to stop short. I wonder why I didn’t see that happen. Never mind. All that matters is that twice in one day, my driving skills

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< 8 Newsgrams fictions...that exist solely through legal charter” and therefore are not subject to the same rights under the Constitution as people and that “Citizens United has resulted in a torrent of undisclosed corporate and special interest spending designed to influence the political process...” However symbolic the gesture may ultimately be, the Supes’ move is the latest in a series of motions from various local groups to weigh in on Citizens United—at a time when some justices have suggested the Supreme Court could revisit the case as a Montana state law banning corporate spending on campaigns weaves its way up the court-of-appeals ladder. Last month, Assemblyman Michael Allen, D-Sonoma County, co-authored a bill, approved by the Assembly, urging Congress to pass a constitutional amendment reversing Citizens United; the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 calling on Congress to do the same. The town of Fairfax adopted a resolution as early as January of this year; the Democratic Party of Marin followed suit in February. Marin Move to Amend is the local group that petitioned the Board of Supervisors to consider the resolution, which was co-sponsored by Supervisors Kate Sears and Susan Adams. “We are calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only,” says Move to Amend member Pat Johnstone, of San Anselmo,“and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.” Move to Amend members hope to encourage other local elected bodies to adopt resolutions—the idea being that if enough grassroots voices are heard throughout the state and country, then Congress may be inclined to act. The Citizens United decision stemmed from a situation that arose during the 2008 presidential primaries in which a nonprofit corporation called Citizens United wanted to air an anti-Hillary Clinton film on the eve of the Democratic primaries—at the time such an airing of a political ad would have violated the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which prohibited “electioneering communications” to be broadcast within 30 days of a primary or general election. In its 5-4 decision in 2010, the Supreme Court struck down such electioneering-communication provisions as a violation of a corporation’s right to free speech. Voicing many critics’ opposition to the ruling, Kentfield’s Elinor Craig says,“Most people I speak to...believe that money is not speech, and that only human beings are persons entitled to constitutional rights, not corporations.”

Marinites really ‘enjoyed’ pension-reform forum The county’s recent “sustainable pensions” community forum was a rousing success, according to a report released this week by county staff. The three-hour-long pension-reform meeting held April 3 was attended by more than 200 people—from county employees to county retirees to other interested parties—with the purpose of providing information on pensions, hearing points of view, agreeing on “basic facts” and listening to opinions from neutral “experts in the field.” At the Board of Supervisors meeting May 1, County Administrator Matthew Hymel reported on community feedback from the event and asked the board to consider the next steps in the county’s pension-reform efforts. Among those steps, Hymel recommended exploring hybrid pension plans; creating a retiree health benefits trust (he says it could reduce debt by $210 million over 15 years); negotiating additional pension-cost reductions with firefighters (along the lines of what was negotiated previously with the Deputy Sheriff’s Association); establishing a 2 percent cap on the amount the county pays toward employees’ share of the pension costs (similar to what has been negotiated with the Marin Association of Public Employees); advocating for statewide reform (the board has already endorsed Gov. Brown’s 12-point pension-reform plan); and continuing to seek public input. While it remains to be seen if the county will be successful in its pension negotiations, one thing is clear: Marin knows how to hold a damn fine pension-reform meeting. According to participant feedback, 95 percent found the meeting clear, 79 percent said the agenda was appropriate and 68 percent said there was enough opportunity to express their views. One jolly forum attendee went so far as to say, though pensions are still a “muddle,” he quite “enjoyed” the event. Others said they left the meeting believing “there is hope,”“Marin citizens care” and, as one realist put it,“this problem won’t be solved anytime soon.” ‘Ralph’ not lone peeper, says CPUC Peeping Ralph’s “peeps” knew about his peeps after all, according to a California Public Utilities Commission investigation into a 2010 smartmeter scandal. In autumn 2010, William Devereaux, senior director of Pacific Gas and Electric’s SmartMeter program, confessed he pretended to be a guy named Ralph and covertly monitored local protest groups’ online efforts to thwart the $2.2 billion SmartMeter rollout. Devereaux resigned after admitting he had tried to surreptitiously infiltrate activist groups, including stopsmartmeters.org and the EMF Safety Coalition, a Sebastopol organization locked in a legal battle with the utility over the wireless meters. At the time, PG&E insisted Devereaux had acted alone and promised to launch an investigation to reveal the full scope of the scheme. “We don’t at all condone this kind of behavior,” utility spokesman Jeff Smith said.“It is not in keeping with PG&E’s core values of honesty and transparency.” But according to the CPUC’s Consumer Protection and Safety Division probe made public this week, Devereaux’s bosses were fully aware of his spying tactics—and he even briefed them on his progress by forwarding email espionage information he’d gathered using his stealth online 11 > 10 PACIFIC SUN MAY 4 – MAY 10, 2012

< 8 Bike-ped program walks the walk gas emissions and traffic congestion. In addition to reducing vehicular miles, the report points out, increased bicycling and walking improves public health. The tangibles as well as intangibles were the target of the pilot program and the data collection that ended up in the final report. On May 1, Secretary LaHood wrote on his blog, “I want to thank the Rails-toTrails Conservancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, [and the DOT’s] Volpe National Transportation Systems Center for their help with this eye-opening report on the value of investing in nonmotorized transportation. The pilot program demonstrates that education and engineering can work together to make bicycling more convenient and safer. And, particularly for shorter trips, that adds another great transportation option to the mix.” Nonmotorized transportation advocates have long pushed for transportation plans, from the national, state and local levels, that treat bicycle and pedestrian modes as important parts of the transportation infrastructure. That view is an integral part of the Complete Streets paradigm, which calls for considering bicycle and pedestrian access and infrastructure whenever a street is built or altered. In Marin, “we have a policy where we look at all modes of travel on every project, not just big projects,” says Craig Tackabery, Marin’s assistant director of public works. Towns in the county have similar street-planning regimes. Tackabery and two Marin supervisors were instrumental in getting Marin into the pilot program, along with local bicycle advocate Deb Hubsmith, the former advocacy director at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC). “After Congress selected the four communities and allocated funding in August 2005,” she says, “one of the things that was most important to me was making sure we had a way to link all four communities together with the Federal Highway Administration to make sure we were developing a national program that would result in consistent data collection and evaluation and lessons learned that could be implemented nationwide.” As impressive as the individual results in the pilot program are, the numbers can overshadow the program’s real intent: to serve as a roadmap of where the country can go with a commitment to nonmotorized transportation. “From its inception, the pilot program was designed as a demonstration program to gather statistical information on transportation mode share shifts before and after implementation of nonmotorized transportation infrastructure and educational or promotional programs,” the report states. “The program was intended to demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution, within selected communities.”

A meeting in December 2005 launched the program from a practical perspective. The county Board of Supervisors had appointed the late Supervisor Charles McGlashan and Supervisor Steve Kinsey to take the lead for county representation, along with Tackabery. Each of the four pilot communities sent a delegation to fashion the pilot program. The two supervisors, Hubsmith, as well as representatives from Caltrans and the local office of the Federal Highway Administration, formed the Marin delegation. Hubsmith says one of the most significant elements in the process was the creation of a working group. Members, representing each of the four communities, met via conference calls on Monday mornings twice a month for six years, says Hubsmith. The group still meets. Hubsmith has moved on to lead Safe Routes to School National Partnership. The last task she undertook as a representative of MCBC was the pilot program report submitted last summer to the Federal Highway Administration. It’s taken nearly a year to be released. Nonmotorized transportation advocates hope the report will provide members of congressional transportation committees with proof that investments in bicycling and walking can play a practical and positive role in the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Conservative Republicans have consistently cast a cold eye on nonmotorized transportation, viewing it as a luxury, a view proponents of bicycling and walking say the report should dispel. Amid threats to kill funding for alternative transportation, Republicans have at times held nonmotorized transportation funding hostage to political goals such as pushing the Keystone Pipeline. The report shows that the pilot program funding accelerated the mode shift to nonmotorized transportation. “This is an important time for sending a message as Congress is heading into conference to decide on a transportation bill during the week of May 7,” says Hubsmith. “Bicycling and walking is an important strategy for reducing traffic, improving health and building community.” (May is National Bike Month.) But whether Republicans will end their hesitance to categorize nonmotorized transportation as frivolous remains to be seen. Supervisor Susan Adams, who is running for Congress, says, “It will be difficult” to break the Republican roadblock on a substantive basis without a Democratic majority in the House. “But I don’t think anything is impossible. I think when you show the data and show how you’re addressing building healthier communities, and when the public is asking for it, I think it can start building momentum.” Adams, with her nursing background and personal dedication to bicycling, adds that “building active lifestyle communities” improves health and also targets climate change. “It’s a win-win.” The report, she says, confirms


what nonmotorized transportation advocates believe: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you make it safe for people to be out on their feet and on their bicycles,â&#x20AC;? they will use the infrastructure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you build it, they will come.â&#x20AC;? The pilot program legislation left out one essential element: money dedicated to collect data or a process to evaluate it. The legislation said in effect, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some money; you ďŹ gure out what to do with it.â&#x20AC;? The four communities decided to collaborate on data collection, says Tackabery, and take a share of the funding allocation to spend on data. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided to do fewer projects and contribute toward the data.â&#x20AC;? A technical advisory committee in Marin helped set priorities for projects in the local pilot program. Walk Bike Marin!, a county agency formed to implement local projects, helped fund 34 infrastructure improvements. About 25 miles of new sidewalks and paths resulted from the inďŹ&#x201A;ux of pilot program money. The addition made serious contributions to closing gaps in the north-south pathway as well as the bike lanes that run east-west from San Rafael to Fairfax. The pilot program funds also helped long-term planning. One of the most signiďŹ cant projects is the Cal Park Hill Tunnel, which connects San Rafael and Larkspur, where it comes above ground to connect eventually with a project to reach the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The $27.7-million tunnel was completed in December 2010 with the help of

$2.5 million in pilot program funds. The pilot program contribution â&#x20AC;&#x153;was a critical last piece of funding to begin construction of the project,â&#x20AC;? according to the report, which highlights the tunnel as a key link of regional signiďŹ cance because of its proximity to the ferries. From September 2010 to May 2011, there was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a fourfold increase in weekday bicyclists.â&#x20AC;? Although the county has seen a steady and dramatic increase in bicycling and walking since it ďŹ rst started collecting data in 1999, the increases during the pilot program prove, say proponents, that investing in infrastructure can boost alternative transportation. Nonmotorized projects elsewhere in the country, most notably in Portland, show that use increases as people learn about new infrastructure. Longerterm use numbers could top those in the report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People change their behavior slowly,â&#x20AC;? says Tackabery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are still asking us where the Cal Park Hill Tunnel is, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been plenty of publicity on that.â&#x20AC;? After using a new project for recreation, bicyclists, for instance, will eventually use it for utilitarian trips. The data collected from the pilot program participants were submitted to the Federal Highway Transportation Administration for ofďŹ cial review. But Kim Baenisch, executive director of MCBC, knows from experience that big changes have taken place in Marin. From her Fairfax ofďŹ ce she looks out on Center Boulevard.

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f the Marin County theater thea scene has a royal family, James Dunn must surely be the king. He’s been teaching, acting and directing here for the last six decades, founding programs and scooping up awards by the handful. He established the College of Marin drama department in 1964, producing a play there every year since. He has kick-started the careers of former acting students David Ogden Stiers, Kathleen Quinlan and—the star in his crown—Robin Williams. He co-founded the California Shakespeare Festival. He’s served as the artistic director of the Mountain Play for the last 30 seasons. The Pacific Sun’s inaugural Heroes of Marin recognized Dunn with the lifetime achievement award last fall. And the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle has named him Best Director six times and honored him this year with a lifetime achievement award. He has occasionally ventured beyond Marin, particularly in his younger days. At the invitation of John Houseman, he did a guest-directing gig at the Julliard School in New York. He brought his staging of Taming of the Shrew to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a command performance for Princess Margaret. But for the most part he has been content to dominate the local pond. A third-generation Marin County native, Dunn was born in the depths of the Great Depression to a working-class family. He joined the Marine reserves while still attending San Rafael High and served two years of active duty when the Korean War broke out. His actors say he must have learned his directing style from his drill sergeant. It’s easy to imagine why he might seem intimidating. He bristles with intensity. When he feels strongly about something—and he often does—he leans forward to make his point, his hawklike nose piercing the air. But his smile is warm and he’s quick to laugh. He is wholeheartedly dedicated to his work and to the very concept of community theater: a theater of, by and for the people who live here. Ann Brebner—another revered member of Marin’s theatrical royal family— ran an agency here for many years, representing the professional careers of several of Dunn’s drama graduates. “I did not hesitate for a moment to send any of those people out for auditions because I knew that they would prepare themselves very well and they would deliver,” she says. “They were well trained. It was the way he ran the department.” She also has high praise for Dunn’s directing chops. “His casting is brilliant, which is part of the skill of being a good director. He knows intuitively how a group of people can be brought to the same level and become an entity. There is almost never a 12 PACIFIC SUN MAY 4 - MAY 10, 2012

weak spot in the shows that he does.” The Mountain Plays that Dunn has directed are known for their lavish spectacle—World War II planes flying overhead for South Pacific, a surrey with the fringe on top for Oklahoma and a hot-air balloon for The Wizard of Oz. He’s now preparing for his final show as artistic director, The Music Man, which starts May 20. He wouldn’t tell me what he has cooked up for the audience this time, but I bet we’ll see 76 trombones lead the big parade, with 110 cornets close at hand.   

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So this is your last season with the Mountain Play. Do you have anything special in store for us with The Music Man? There will be some surprises. You don’t give away surprises. I read an earlier interview with you where you said you would stay one more year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mountain Play. What changed your mind? I just thought it was time. It’s been 30 years, it’s enough. I feel honored that I had the chance to do that for so long. But now they’re going into their 100th year, they should start new. Will you continue at the College of Marin? Oh, yes! I teach part-time and I do a show there every year. And I intend to stay there as long as I can. It’s my personal love. I started the whole program there in 1964. And I love teaching. So I will stay there until I can’t. I want to ask about your casting process for student productions. You seem to always have a mix of students and semiprofessional actors. Community people. Some of them belong to unions and I have to put that in the program but I’m not paying them anything. There are a lot of people in the community that are not union actors who have 20, 30 years of experience. So do you cast your students first? No, I have open auditions. Let me explain this. People ask me this all the time and it’s a sore spot with me. [leans forward] It’s a community college. Anybody can come to the College of Marin and take classes. The shows are classes. When you get cast, you sign up for the class and you take units for it. We’re there for the entire community. But I do give first choice to the full-time students. If they can’t handle the role then I’ll give it to somebody on the outside. But I don’t believe in casting a 19year-old kid as a 75-year-old man. I never have and I never will. Because I think it’s doing them a disservice. They’re not ready to play 75 years old. But that’s what a community college is, we’re there for everybody. I have always gone to all the commencements, which I love to see. I saw an 85-year-

A job well Dunn! by Jill K ram e r

After three decades, James Dunn comes down from the mountain old grandmother get her Associate of Arts degree, wearing a cap and gown, with her whole family there. That is exciting! That is wonderful! That is what we do!

G.I. bill and yet he’s 38 or 40 years old, something like that.

I understand that the actor who played Orlando [the lead character in As You Like It, recently produced at the college] had never been onstage before. He’d never been onstage in his life. He’s an Iraqi war veteran. Two combat tours in Iraq. A real soldier. He decided to take a chance and he came to our audition. And I took a chance on him. Again, that’s what we do in a community college. He’s a full-time student and he wants to pursue theater. He came back to school on the

It seems that As You Like It must have been revolutionary in that the main character is a woman. Oh, yes! Rosalind is the largest female character that Shakespeare ever wrote. She has almost as many lines as Hamlet, who has the most lines of any of Shakespeare’s characters. And Rosalind carries the play. She drives the play. Also, she’s a happy person. She’s happy with who she is. And she’s so intelligent and so witty that she controls the lives of everybody in the play. She’s so in love

I saw your production of As You Like It and I’m curious That must have been about some of the quite a moment. changes you made to Yes! And I see a stuthe original Shakedent giving a commencespeare. Why did you ment address who was cast a woman in the one of the Vietnamese part of the courtier boat people, who could LeBeau? not speak a word of EngMany of the smaller lish when he came this parts that were written country. That’s what we for men can be played do at a community colby women, which gives lege, we give people a more women a chance to chance to explore their be in the show. Because lives. I’ve had fathers and there are so few chardaughters taking classes acters that are women together. I had a father in Shakespeare, you try Margaret greets Dunn and his and son in the cast of As Princess to get them in as much ‘Taming of the Shrew’ cast after their You Like It. My classes triumphant performance at the 1971 as you can. I did Julius are filled with people Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Caesar many years ago in who have come back to modern dress and sevschool after many years, eral of the senators who and also 19-year-old kids. That’s what I love assassinated Caesar were women. You have to do. I love the mixture. to be very careful, but you do it if it works.


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with Orlando that she can’t stand the fact that he’s late. At the same time, when she’s with him she kind of controls him. Yes, which doesn’t bode well for his future. [laughs] Well, you don’t know! They may have a wonderful future together. Are you married? I’ve been married, yes. I’m not married now.

Any kids? Oh, yes, I have a son and two stepsons and I have a granddaughter who just turned 3. Tell me about your parents. Were they theater people? No. I come from a working-class background. I’m the first one in my family to get an education. My mother had a high school education. My grandfather was a guard at San Quentin prison for a long

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time and my grandmother was a nurse at Ross Hospital. She was born in Spain and did her nurse’s training in Puerto Rico. My grandfather met her there at the end of the Spanish-American War, married her and brought her to this country. They were your mother’s parents, right? And what about your dad? My dad died before I was born. He was killed in an automobile crash while my mother was pregnant.

Oh, so your mom had to raise you on her own. Well, my grandparents raised me. This was during the Depression. I was born in 1933. And my mother had to go to work. She was a bookkeeper. She was only 18 years old when I was born. We were very close but I never lived with her. Did you do any theater in high school? Yes, I was in the senior play. But that was just something we all did, I never thought I’d 14>

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Any plays youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to do? I always hoped that I could do Les Miserables on the mountain, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been released and it probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be for a long time. You have to get permission to do plays, and pay royalties, and you can only get them when they release them. I was in London over the holidays and I went to see Les Miz again, 25 years after I ďŹ rst saw it. There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an empty seat in the house. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the show Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to do but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever get to do it. Do you have any advice for your successor at the Mountain Play? [pauses] Honor the mountain. And honor the community. < Email Jill at jill-kramer@comcast.net.

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Have you ever gotten the bug to go to New York? I was guest director at the Julliard School because I knew John Houseman and he invited me to come there. And it was fun. I was there for a semester, I think it was 1971. That was my only professional work in New York. To really be honest with you, I was too concerned with

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here certainly have been a lot of celebrity sightings on the Marin music scene recently. Dave Chappelle was spotted at Fairfax’s 19 Broadway checking out good friend Talib Kweli. Phil Lesh hosted Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers) and Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), among others, recently at Terrapin Crossroads. Bob Weir, Huey Lewis, Narada Michael Walden and Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) have all made musical cameos recently at the new Sweetwater, while local rocker Sammy Hagar and celebrity chef Guy Fieri poured drinks behind the bar there last week to promote the release of Sammy’s new rum. Go to the local clubs folks...you never know who you might see. It’s New Orleans Jazz Fest time again and the Bay Area music scene sent many emissaries to the Big Easy this year, including Bonnie Raitt, Primus, the Mickey Hart Band (which includes multi-instrumentalist Tim Hockenberry, guitarist Gawain Mathews and drummer Inkx Herman), ALO, Reed

Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Jay Lane, Will Bernard, Wil Blades, Ronkat Spearman (P-Funk), Eric McFadden, Craig Caffal, Mitch Woods, the California Honey Drops, Monophonics and Vinyl— a band that celebrated 14 consecutive years at Jazz Fest by jamming with special guests Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), saxophonist/harp ace Michael Peloquin (Tommy Castro/Elvin Bishop), rapper Top Ramen, S.F. keyboardist Max Cowan as well as Ian McDonald, Kelly Finnigan and Ryan Scott of Monophonics for a late night show last weekend. Monophonics will continue eastward on a national tour promoting their new album, In Your Brain, on Ubiquity Records, while Vinyl gears up for a weekend at Sweetwater Music Hall with special guests on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. Get your tickets now as their last shows there sold out quickly. Two upcoming benefit shows in Marin deserve special mention. On Sunday, May 6, George’s Nightclub will host the Little Kids Rock benefit show featuring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne, drummer Prairie Prince (Tubes/ Journey), bassist Angeline Saris (Zepperella/

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Narada Band) and many others. Doors are at 5pm, auction is at 6pm and music starts at 7pm. Little Kids Rock is one of the leading national foundations helping to fund arts programs for low-income children and public schools. Then, on Sunday, June 3, the seventh annual Furb on the Green takes place at McNears Beach Park in San Rafael. This yearly outdoor festival raises money for and awareness of Huntington’s disease. The free show starts at noon and features highenergy reggae-rockers Lumanation, Liquid Sun Day, Thieves of Reason, Ik Nak Fu, Jim Talley & His Jammin’ Buds and Walt The Dog. Carpooling is encouraged as the park

charges a $10 fee per car. Food and beverages will be for sale with all proceeds donated to the foundation. The good news for Deadheads is that prices at Terrapin Crossroads have come down a bit since the opening. Phil and his friends, family and staff will host the first series of “Rambles” from May 10-19 featuring Chris Robinson, Jeff Chimenti, Tim and Nicki Bluhm and many others. Tickets for these shows are listed at the much more affordable price of $65. Come down and check out the new venue; come early and try some of the excellent food that chef Chris Fernandez and his staff are serving. Need ideas for Memorial Day weekend? Rancho Nicasio has a fantastic four day lineup planned with the James Moseley Band kicking it off Friday, May 25; Johnny Allair’s rock ‘n’ roll dance party May 26; Maria Muldaur and her Bluesiana Band plus Houston Jones on Sunday, May 27; and finally, a Memorial Day BBQ on the lawn Monday, May 28, with the Elvin Bishop Band and opener Ron Thompson & the Resistors. MAY LIVE: Local Gypsy/swing faves Beso Negro have returned from a successful SXSW and will play Peri’s Bar in Fairfax on May 19 (check out their awesome new video “Somos” by Velvy Appleton online); 142 Throckmorton Theatre hosts Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin/Chicago) and band on Friday, May 4, as well as the sole purveyor of “Diesel-Billy,” guitarist extraordinaire Bill Kirchen (featuring Austin deLone and band) on Saturday, May 19. Sausalito’s Seahorse Restaurant will host an open bluegrass jam on Monday, May 7. Singer/songwriter Greg Loiacano (Mother Hips) will play a solo show at the Sleeping Lady in Fairfax on May 25. Soul Pie debuts at the Sweetwater Thursday, May 24—one of the most talented young bands to come out of the North Bay in years, the group’s soulful funk-rock sound features guitarist Tommy Odetto, keyboardist John Varn, bassist Tim Baker, drummer Ethan Turner and vocalist Jesse Ray. The Whiskey Thieves will open the show at 9pm! < Got a hot tip for THE BEAT? Email me at marinbeat@gmail.com. Rawk on!

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Is there ampelographies from a century ago, which anything new in the world? are so valuable that winemakers were â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another group of books in our collecreferring to them for informationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that tion is called The Symphony of Moist Joy, was still the best they could ďŹ ndâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on a set of Japanese bartending manuals that the Rhone varieties that were suddenly offer some interesting drink mixes. The becoming popular a dozen years ago. essence of the Wine Library covers four arThe idea for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wine libraryâ&#x20AC;? initially be- eas. The ďŹ rst is the science and technology gan to brew in the early 1970s when of viticulture and oenology. The second the Russian River Wine Road was covers the business of selling formed to bring attention to grapes and wine, which includes wineries along the Russian marketing and economics. The River, says Simons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They third area of interest is the were doing some cooperative history of wine worldwide. advertising, and someone The fourth is the history of posited that it might be nice wine here in Sonoma County to put together a collection and in California: the of wine-related information wineries, the wine families, about the business, the techincluding some fascinating nology and the history of wine oral histories. Plus we have all into a single archive. They inithe latest information that tially thought of housing it at When Venetian printer Aldus is available, mostly in print, one of the wineries, or perhaps Manitius wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t publishing 16th but we also have CDs and at the Chamber of Commerce. century wine-making-for-dummies the like.â&#x20AC;? But their public relations per- collections, he was inventing italic With a deft sense of timtype and establishing the modern son [later writer and publisher semicolon. ing, Simons points to the of the magazine Wine West], wide array of periodicals Millie Howie, asserted that it housed in the north end of should deďŹ nitely be part of a library, since the library, including the old Robert Lawthatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it was going to be. rence Balzer and Robert Finigan newsletâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Understand, MADD [Mothers Against ters, and the old Redwood Rancher magaDrunk Driving] was in full swing in those zine (one of the ďŹ rst I ever wrote for). days, and many laughed at the notion of There are copies of Wine & Food from the having anything related to alcohol in a pub- 1930s, penned by the great British writer lic facility. Millie, the mother of this library, Andre Simon and his crowd. The south had an answer, though. She told David Sab- end displays the Wine Library book colsay, director of the Sonoma County Library, lection, about three-quarters of which is that the focus of the collection would be on available for circulation. The center bay microbiology, viticulture, history, marketis primarily reference materials, including and economicsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and that it would be ing the older books and collections, some ďŹ nanced by the wine business. She told him from the Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley), that it would be a jewel in the crown for a some from local historian and former county so steeped in agriculture. So he said, Healdsburg city clerk Edwin Langhart. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Show me the money.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And we did.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me,â&#x20AC;? concludes Simons, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when The range of books and information people love books, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an escape from available in the present day collection is im- the world, rather, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an encounter with the pressive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have one volumeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;An Act of world. What was the famous Raymond Prices of Wine, written by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Lord Protec- Chandler line, about the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;acid-faced virgin tor,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; that would be Oliver Cromwell himself, of the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? A library is where we learn that dates to 1657.â&#x20AC;? The oldest book in the about life.â&#x20AC;? And, perhaps, bring that life collection, in Latin, details grape growing into a little better focus. A wondrous in old Rome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is called the Libri de thing, indeed, a library. < Re Rustica, published by Aldus Manitius, Read more of Hinkle at www.RichardPaulHinkle.com. the famed Venetian printer, in 1514. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in


›› TALKiNG PiCTURES

Homage a trios No one ‘soaks each other down’ with baby wee quite like the Three Stooges... by Davi d Te mp l e ton

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

but he’s also...kind of good. Which was amazing, because to me, Larry was always the weakest actor of the three. His character was never very clear, and he never seemed very committed. But Sean Hayes was totally committed to the character— and also committed to all the situations ell, I wasn’t surprised at they were thrown into.” any point...this time,” “Some people,” I point out, “have a says actor/comedian Reed hard time getting the Stooges’ sense of Martin as the credits roll on The Three humor.” Martin Stooges, his secnods knowingly, as ond time seeing the if trying to erase the Farrelly brothers’ memory of all those slapstick homage in people who’ve said the last week. “But disparaging things then,” he adds, “I about the Stooges guess one is never over the years. “Can very surprised at you explain,” I ask, the Stooges. They “from a professionare what they are. al comedian’s point But surprised or of view, exactly not, I certainly en- For those scoring at home, Reed has seen the new ‘Three what’s funny about Stooges’ twice; ‘Citizen Kane,’ once. joyed the movie... someone getting all over again.” poked in the eye, or Martin, a playwright, actor and hit in the head with a sledgehammer, or former Ringling Bros. clown, is—along resuscitated using hot irons instead of a with Austin Tichenor—one of the two defibrillator?” longtime wacky masterminds currently All those things happen in The Three twisting expectations with the Reduced Stooges, and the very mention of them Shakespeare Company (www.reducedcauses Martin to burst out laughing. shakespeare.com), a low-comedy/high “Well, I’d say if you don’t get it, then I I.Q performance troupe best known for can’t explain it,” he finally says. “But those staging outrageously condensed versions things are pretty funny. There’s just a surof the Bible, American and world history, Hollywood classics, literary masterpieces and, of course, the complete works of Shakespeare. Martin teaches acting, and has co-written, with Tichenor, seven of the eight touring shows the troupe has developed over the last 30 years. He also owns every Three Stooges movie ever made. So it’s fairly significant that Martin— who holds the head-smacking antics of Larry, Curly and Moe in such high esteem—enjoyed the new film version enough to see it...twice. As the stooges, Sean Hayes (Larry), Will Sasso (Curly) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), not only mirror the originals in their employment of questionable hairstyles, they also take the Stooges’ infamous ballets of violence and stretch them to whole new levels of inspired mayhem. Martin even feels that Sean Hayes’ interpretation of Larry is better than the original Larry. “It’s true!” he says. “For one thing, Sean Hayes sounds just like the original Larry,

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real aspect to this kind of fake violence, and the surreal aspect somehow makes it all funny. Yes, if this stuff was happening literally, if someone was having a heart attack, and instead of using paddles to restart their heart, you use hot irons—that would be horrible. It would hurt like hell, they’d be scarred for life, and it wouldn’t be funny. But the Stooges do it with such good intentions, so it’s somehow funny. Even though it shouldn’t be. And that’s part of what makes it funny. It shouldn’t be funny. Am I making sense?” “I think so,” I reply. “If you show someone getting hit with a sledgehammer, and it crushes their skull and kills them... that’s not funny. But if you hit someone in the head with a sledgehammer and it makes a funny BONK noise, and they go, ‘Ow! You just hit me in the head with a sledgehammer!’ then it’s funny?” “Yes,” he nods. “It may be all about the BONK noise.” We spend the next three minutes offering various interpretations of the classic Three Stooges BONK noise, drawing some alarmed looks from patrons as we make our way out of the theater. “I will say,” Martin remarks, pointing back toward the theater, “I think it’s not easy sustaining that kind of lunacy for a full 90 minutes. There’s a reason the Stooges movies were always shorts,

Critics agree that ‘The Three Stooges’ is quite groundbreaking in its use of infant urine, chainsaw head massages and hot-iron cardiotherapy.

just 15 or 20 minutes long. Later in their career, when they started making features, they proved that you need a stronger plot for a longer film, and the more plot you have, the more it hurts the Stooges’ sense of humor. Some of that happens in this movie, too.” “It gets old?” “Well, yeah, don’t you think?” he says. “Though that squirt gun fight, where they used a nursery full of naked babies to soak each other down, that was pretty inspired.” “I have to admit, it’s something I’ve never seen in a movie before today,” I agree. “And the stuff I have seen—Curly getting his head massaged with a chainsaw—was kind of fun to see again. It was strangely warm and fuzzy.” “They don’t make movies like this one anymore, that’s for sure,” Martin says. “I’m sure there are people who will say, thank goodness! “I think it’s interesting,” he continues, “that at the end of the movie they have that disclaimer, those guys suddenly appear to say, ‘Hey kids, don’t try this at home. Look! We were using rubber hammers! BOING BOING! Nobody really got hurt! It was all done with sound effects!’” “You think the disclaimer was unnecessary?” “Yeah, totally unnecessary!” Martin says. “Because, miraculously, they didn’t have those disclaimers when I was growing up, and yet I don’t know any kids who bashed in each other’s skulls with a sledgehammer. “I don’t know, though” he laughs, “maybe that happened all the time, and I just missed it.” < Send your favorite Stooges antics to David at talkpix@earthlink.net.

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›› MOViES

Friday May 4 -Thursday May 10

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

The Marin Civic Center is just one of the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural wonders featured in ‘Romanza,’ playing Sunday at the Rafael. O The Bright Stream (2:05) The Bolshoi presents Shostakovich’s zany ballet about a band of traveling players who take over a 1930s Russian farming collective. O Bully (1:38) Acclaimed documentary looks at five kids and how they endure the most common form of anti-youth violence in the U.S. today. O The Cabin in the Woods (1:35) Joss Whedon’s subversive horror comedy about a remote and sinister forest hideaway. O Dark Shadows (1:53) Big-screen sendup of the cult Gothic soap opera stars Johnny Depp as an 18th century vampire who rises from the dead smack dab in the middle of the swinging, dysfunctional 1970s; Tim Burton directs. O Chimpanzee (1:15) Disney True Life Adventure tracks the exploits of a fun-loving baby chimp in the lush forests of the Ivory Coast. O A Fierce Green Fire (1:50) Sweeping documentary looks at the last 50 years of the environmental movement, from Greenpeace and the Sierra Club to climate change and the Love Canal. O The Five-Year Engagement (2:04) Emily Blunt and Jason Segel as a quasi-committed couple making a tortured, half-decade journey from “yes” to “I do.” O Footnote (1:45) The intense rivalry between father-and-son Talmudic scholars intensifies when Dad wins the coveted (by both) Israel Prize. O The Hunger Games (2:22) In post-apocalyptic North America a teenage girl fights for her life against a squad of trained assassins on a popular government-sponsored reality show! O Lockout (1:35) Former G-man Guy Pearce and president’s daughter Maggie Grace find themselves in the middle of an explosive riot in an orbiting top-security prison satellite. O The Lucky One (1:41) An ex-Marine searches for the unknown woman whose

good-luck photograph kept him alive through three tours of duty in Iraq. O Marley (2:25) Reggae legend and sociopolitical icon Bob Marley is the subject of Kevin Macdonald’s insightful, music-packed documentary. O Marvel’s The Avengers (2:20) An all-star cast of superheroes (Iron Man, the Hulk and Black Widow among them) team up to thwart a fiend bent on global domination; Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. O The Metropolitan Opera: Das Rheingold (3:00) Catch the opening installment of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle, live from New York in dazzling big-screen high definition. O Mirror Mirror (1:46) Exiled princess Snow White joins forces with seven rebel dwarves to overthrow an evil queen, reclaim the throne and snag a princely bf for good measure. O Monsieur Lazhar (1:34) An Algerian schoolteacher living in Quebec connects with pupils still recovering from the suicide of their old headmaster. O The Pirates! Band of Misfits (1:28) Swashbuckling cartoon about three buccaneers’ quest for their profession’s highest honor: Pirate of the Year. O The Raven (1:43) Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a Baltimore cop to take down a serial killer who takes inspiration from the writer’s grisly short stories. O Romanza (1:30) Documentary focuses on the two dozen eclectic and always striking California structures Frank Lloyd Wright designed over the course of half a century. O Safe (1:35) Martial artist Jason Statham runs afoul of the Russian Mafia and has to choose between running…or fighting. O Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (1:52) British fishery expert Ewan McGregor is ordered by the PM to bring angling to the desert at the whim of a Mideast sheik; Lasse Hallström directs. O Think Like a Man (2:02) Four women learn to manipulate their boyfriends after reading Steve Harvey’s best-selling insiderinfo love guide. O This American Life Live! Things You Can’t Do on the Radio (2:00) The popular radio variety show presents an evening of dance, animation, comedy and the spoken word. O The Three Stooges (1:32) Larry, Moe and Curly (hold the Shemp) are back, slapping and eye-poking their way through murder and mayhem; Jackie Chan and Larry David costar. O Titanic 3D (3:14) James Cameron’s disaster flick is back in three presumably lucrative dimensions; Kate and Leo star, of course. O 21 Jump Street (1:49) Ever-youthful LA cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at a local high school and find those old adolescent anxieties as difficult to deal with as the drug ring they’re supposed to be investigating. O Wagner’s Dream: Met Opera Ring Cycle (2:00) Documentary follows acclaimed director Robert Lepage as he strives to stage the greatest 16-hour Ring cycle since Wagner cooked it up 135 years ago. <

›› MOViE TiMES 21 Jump Street (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:15, 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10 Sun-Wed 11:15, 2:10, 4:45, 7:30 Thu 11:15, 2:10, 4:45 NA Fierce Green Fire (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (filmmaker Mark Kitchell in person) NThe Bright Stream (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 10am Bully (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sun 2, 4:15, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:45 The 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 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4:15, 7:20, 9:40 Sun 1, 4:15, 7:20 Tue 4:45, 7:20 Thu 4:45 Chimpanzee (G) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:15, 9:20 Sat-Sun 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:15, 9:20 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 10:55, 1:05, 3:15, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20 Sun-Thu 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:15 NDark Shadows (PG-13) Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm The Five-Year Engagement (R) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Century Regency 6: 11, 1:55, 4:55, 7:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:05, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:05, 7:10, 9:50 Sun 1:10, 4:05, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:35, 7:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 6:45, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 6:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:50 Footnote (PG) +++ CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 2, 4:30, 7 Wed 4:30, 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: 12:20,

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New Movies This Week

3:40, 7, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3:50, 7:05, 10:15 Lockout (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 The Lucky One (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2, 4:35, 7:10, 9:40 Marley (PG-13) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13) Century Cinema: 12:30; 3D showtimes at 3:45, 7, 10:15 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 2:40, 3:30, 6, 9:15, 10; 3D showtimes at 10:45, 12:10, 1, 1:35, 2:05, 4:15, 4:55, 5:30, 6:50, 7:30, 8:10, 8:45, 10:35 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11, 5:30; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 2:15, 3:45, 7, 8:45, 10:15 Thu 11, 5:30, midnight; 3D showtimes at 12:30, 2:15, 3:45, 7, 8:45, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12:40; 3D showtimes at 3:50, 7, 10:05 Sun 12:40; 3D showtimes at 3:50, 7 Mon-Thu 4:25; 3D showtimes at 7:40 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:45, 1:45, 4, 5, 7:15, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 3, 6:15, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:45, 1:45, 4, 5, 7:15, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 3, 6:15 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1, 4:15, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Das Rheingold (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 Lark Theater: Wed 1 Mirror Mirror (PG) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 1:55, 4:25, 7:15, 9:50 Monsieur Lazhar (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:05 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:05 Sun 1:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 7, 9:05 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) +++ Century Northgate 15: 12:55, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10, 5; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:30, 9:50 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:30, 3:50, 6:10, 8:30 Sun-Thu 1:30,

3:50, 6:10 Lark Theater: Fri 6:30, 8:30 Sat 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Sun 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 Mon 4:30 Tue 6:30 Wed 4:30, 6:30 Thu 4:30 The Raven (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:40, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 Sun-Thu 10:55, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:55, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 NRomanza (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 4:15 (filmmaker Michael Miner in person) Safe (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:10, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Thu 11:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30, 11:50 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:20, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 Sun, Tue-Thu 11:20, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20 Mon 11:20, 1:50 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:30, 5, 7:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sat 1:15, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sun 1:15, 4:10, 6:40 Mon-Thu 4:10, 6:40 Think Like a Man (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:25, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:10, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 NThis American Life Live! Things You Can’t Do on the Radio (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Thu 8 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 8 The Three Stooges (PG) Century Northgate 15: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:20, 9:45 Titanic 3D (PG-13) Century Regency 6: 2D showtime at 10:50am; 3D showtimes at 2:55, 7 Wed 2D showtime at 10:50am NWagner’s Dream: Met Opera Ring Cycle (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Mon 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Mon 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Mon 6:30 Lark Theater: Mon 6:30

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

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

Eric Owens goes for the gotterdamerung in the Met’s production of ‘Das Rheingold,’ playing at the Lark, Marin, Regency and Sequoia Wednesday. MAY 4 – MAY 10, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 27


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F R I D AY M AY 4 — F R I D AY M AY 1 1 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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

Live music 05/04: Battle of the Bands with Target Practice ,Wonderhorse,Wendy Santiago, Toxic Slaughter, Phoenix Uprising, the Blue Illusion Support the only public-school-owned radio station in northern California, San Rafael High School’s KSRH 88.1 FM. Bands from SRHS and Venetia Valley Middle School compete for top honors. Celebrity judges include James Hetfield from Metallica, Myles Schon, and Cole Berggren from Blue Bear School of Music. 7-10pm. $7-10. Hayes Theater, 185 Mission Ave, San Rafael. 492-3196. voiceofthebulldawgs.com 05/04: Bill Champlin Acoustic show with singer/ songwriter of the ’60s Bay Area rock band The Sons of Champlin and former lead vocalist of the iconic rock/pop band Chicago. Featuring special guest Tim Cain. 8pm. $23-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 05/04: Hot Club of Marin Gypsy jazz. 8 p.m. Taste of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. www.taste-of-rome.com

05/04: Jesse Kincaid Band with Cole Tate Rock, blues. 8:30-11:30pm. $7. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Sausalito . www.presidioyachtclub.org 05/04: John Santos and his Sextet Five time Grammy nominee Santos is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments. 9pm. $15-25. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 05/04: Seventh Sons ’60s-’80s dance/rock. 8:3011:30pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/04: Stefanie Keys Welcome back the San Francisco-based Americana rocker. Call early for res-

ervations. 8:30-11pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

05/04: The Other Stones and Cole Panther Tribute band. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com

05/04: Todd Boston, Michael Manring, Ramesh Kanna Guitar; bass; percussion. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 05/05: Acacia Collective Acoustic. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 05/05: Eddie Neon Blues Put on your dancing shoes for this funk band. 8:30-11:30pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/05: Laucia Paiva Brazilian singer/acoustic guitarist. 1-8pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/05: Mambo Caribe With Ray Obiedo and Juan Escovedo. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

05/05: Slavyanka Sacred and Folk Music Concert “Third of a Century Anniversary Concerts.” Music from Russia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans featuring the a capella men’s chorus and Paul Andrews. 7:30pm. $15-25. Westminister Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 272-5113. www.slavanka.org 05/05: Sol, En Vivo Cinco De Mayo Party! Sol performs a mix of Latin rock and salsa to create a Latin sound for the 21st century. En Vivo is known for their smooth yet rich quality of sound and energy. 9 p.m. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael.

BEST BET Marin-ican graffiti Who doesn’t have nostalgia for those old days of cruising hot rods down quiet (and not-so-quiet) streets of Marin? Next weekend will be a 1950s and ‘60s reenactment of sorts, with classic cars filling the streets of downtown San Rafael. The longest running street rod show and parade in Northern California, MAY MADNESS offers a fun and free event for generations of classic car lovers. The event includes children’s activities, food, beer tasting and live music, with a parade at 5pm. And it’s not all nostalgia at May Madness—in fact, the future of cars will be on everyone’s mind when San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips dedicates the city’s next generation of electric vehicle charging stations at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:15pm in the A Street public garage. The event revs up Saturday, May 12, noon-6pm, Fourth Street (between Lincoln and D), San Rafael. Free. www.downtownsanrafael.org.—Dani Burlison 28 PACIFIC SUN MAY 4 - MAY 10, 2012

There’s a riot goin’ on Stand-up comic Kevin Hart might not be in the pantheon of Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, but his live-at-the-Nokia performance film, KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN, has all the raw ambition of his idols, and not a little of their brilliance. For old timers like me he represents a welcome return to the just-wrong politics of the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting with the gutter mouth but veering quickly into stiletto social commentary as he catalogs the family horrors, funerals, sex hang-ups and money troubles that have followed him to stardom. It’s desperately funny. Hart’s 90-city tour smashed all records for live comedy performance and this filmic tie-in, bookended by scenes of his return to hometown Philly and a weak Reservoir Dogs spoof, centers on his triumphant two-night gig before an audience of thousands. From riffs on his cokehead father (“Awright awright AWRIIIGHT” from the spelling-bee stands) to his Bible-thumping uncle to the code words couples use in the bedroom, this 5-foot 2-inch dynamo brings the house down. Lawyer-activist Connie Rice says that if young white men in Marin and West L.A. were victim to the kill zones, drug scourges and wrecked families of their black neighbors, there’d be a Marshall Plan up within a month, and all America would tear its hair out. Till then there are goodwill ambassadors like Hart—with bonus tracks on DVD.—Richard Gould 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

05/05: The Tickets Band Cinco de Mayo show. Original rock/blues and dance covers. “Distracted by Shiny Objects Tour.” 8:30pm-midnight $10. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road , Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com/ 05/05: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 05/06: Foxes in the Henhouse Bluegrass. Foxy four-part harmony. 5pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 05/06: Mario Guarneri Quartet Jazz. 6:30-10 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 05/06: Open Mic with Diana Lerwick First Sunday night monthly. Accompaniment provided upon request. Great space; lovely beach. 8pm-midnight. Free. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.smileyssaloon.com

05/06: Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion Cuban salsa. Afro-Cuban charanga orchestra. 4-10pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/06: Savannah Blu Acoustic, bluegrass. 12-3 p.m. Sand Dollar, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. 868-0434. www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com. 8-11 p.m., No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 05/07: Blue Grass Jam Acoustic. Advanced and intermediate players are invited to participate, and may lead a couple, improvise or simply accompany. 8-11pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 05/08: James Moseley Quartet Jazz, blues, r&b. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 05/08: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan

Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, Fairfax . www.19broadway.com 05/08: Noel Jewkes and Guests With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 05/09: Buck Nickels and Loose Change With pedal steel player Larry Cragg and cowboy guitarist David Westerbeke. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com 05/09: EmK Extreme solo acoustic guitar. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 05/09: Marcelo and Seth Argentine tango. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

05/09: Teja Gerken, Garrin Benfield, Michael Stadler Guitar showcase featuring acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Teja Gerken, San Francisco singersongwriter Garrin Benfield (www.garrin.com), and roots guitarist Michael Stadler (www.michaelstadler. com). 9-11:30pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax, . 454-1372. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

05/10: Laurie Lewis, Linda Tillery and Barbara Higbie “Hills to Hollers.” Bluegrass. Vocal trio. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 05/10: S.F. Music Club Acoustic Americana, roots and world music. With Lorin Rowan, Jimmy Dillon and Sakai. 7pm. $5, free with dinner. Nourish at Harbor Point, 475 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. 381-4400 . www.eatatnourish.com 05/10: San Quinn Rap. 9:30 p.m. $15. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 05/10: Savoir Funk with Joyce Grant Dance to funk jazz standards and favorite r&b hits. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com


05/11: Amber Morris 2012 Vocal Student Showcase Amber Morris returns to Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with an all-star band featuring lead guitarist/music director, Tal â&#x20AC;&#x153;T.Moâ&#x20AC;? Morris and some of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up and coming young vocal talent. 8 p.m. $20-25 Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 05/11: Bud E Luv Lounge with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fabulousâ&#x20AC;? one. 8:30-11pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio Restarant and Bar, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com 05/11: Hot Rod Jukebox Rock, rockabilly, Latin and jazz hits of the 50s and early 60s. 8:30-11:30pm. $5. Presidio Yacht Club, Sommerville Road, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 332-2319. www.presidioyachtclub.org_ 05/11: Pride and Joy Pop/soul. 9:30 p.m. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com

05/06: English Country Dance San Rafael Think Jane Austen. Live music, refreshments. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfy shoes. Second and Fourth Sundays, 2-4:30pm. Beginners welcome. 2-4:30pm. $9-12. Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. 485-3077. 05/09: 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 05/09: International Folk Dance Dances from Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania, Israel and more taught by Carol Friedman. Great fun, great music, great company! Beginners, newcomers, dropins always welcome. 7-8:15pm. Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-9512. www.dancepalace.org

05/11: Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire Johnny Cash tribute. 9:30 p.m. Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com

Theater/Auditions

Concerts

Through 05/12: 51st Rhubarb Revue: Viva Las Rhubarb â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Vegas themed variety show.

05/04: American Bach Soloists With Kathryn Mueller, soprano; Judith Malafronte, alto; Jon Lee Keenan, tenor; Mischa Bouvier, baritone. Works by J.S. Bach. 8 p.m. $18-53. St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere. 621-7900. www.americanbach.org 05/04: Assisi Quartet Works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Debussy. 8 p.m. Donations welcome. Novato United Methodist Church, 1473 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 892-9896. 05/06: Lenore Alford Organ Recital â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music of the Dance.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Alford is the Director of Music at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Ross, CA. She will perform on St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opus 959 organ in this sanctuary known for perfect acoustics. 5-6:30pm. $5-10. St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere. 4354501 x17. www.ststephenschurch.org/music/htm

05/06: Marin Music Chest Scholarship Winners Concert Marin Music Chest presents this free concert featuring student musicians honored with this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MMC award scholarships. Student musicians perform piano, violin, flute, clarinet and vocal solos. 12:30pm. Free. San Domenico School Hall of Arts , 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 897-7772. www.marinmusicchest.org

05/06: Marin Symphony:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beethoven and the Bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The world premiere of Golden Gate Opus commission Chrysopylae celebrates a beloved iconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th Anniversary, the Golden Gate Bridge. Beethoven 9th Symphony celebrates a world united in brotherhood. 3pm. $29-70. Marin Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800. www.marinsymphony.org

05/06; Wings of Song Spring Concert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Air.â&#x20AC;? Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chorus. 7pm. $18-20. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-3712. www.singersmarin.org 05/08: Marin Symphony â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beethoven and the Bridge.â&#x20AC;? 7:30pm. $29-70. Marin Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 4996800. www.marinsymphony.org/

05/11: Mayflower Community Chorus â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Sea to Shining Sea.â&#x20AC;? 8-10pm. $5-20. Marin Center Showcase Theatre and Aldersgate Methodist Church, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 491-9110. www.mayflowerchorus.org

Comedy, music, satiric skits and dance routines. Bring dinner. Buy the community lauded rhubarbstrawberry crisp for dessert. Shows on Fri.-Sat. evenings. 6:30-9:30pm. $20. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tamvalley.org

Through 05/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;References to Salvador DalĂ­ Make Me Hotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AlterTheater produces JosĂŠ Riveraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surreal drama about a desperate housewife in Barstow trying to hold her marriage together when her husband returns from war in the Middle East. 7:30pm Wed./8pm Fri.-Sat./6pm Sun. $15-35. Lootens, 888 4th St., San Rafael. 454-2787. www.altertheater.org

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05/08: Emotional Currency: A Workshop for Women with Dr. Kate Levinson Dr. Levinson, author of Emotional Currency: a Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, will talk about a profound new approach to dealing with your finances. 7-8pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924 6444. www.marinlibrary.org

05/08: Lecture Series: The Forgotten Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge John Van der ee, author/lecturer, will discuss the design engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, Charles Ellis and why Ellis’ name appears no where on or near the Bridge. 7 m. $5-10. Maple Lawn at Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 454-8538 ext.2. www.marinhistory.org Meet the man who gave us the Fonz, Mork and Squiggy! May 9 at Book Passage. Stacey Kamp will be showing her paintings. 5-7pm. Free. Vin Antico, 881 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4492. www.vinantico.com

Through 05/09: 40th Annual Marin Academy Spring Visual Art Show Featuring photography, ceramics, drawing, and painting from award-winning Marin Academy students. Free Marin Academy Visual Arts Center, 1600 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 453-4550. www.ma.org

Through 05/1 : Mimi Abers,The Latino Photography Project and Geraldine LiaBraaten “Emergences,”“A Trav s de Nuestros Ojos (Through Our Eyes).” 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org

Through 05/26: Altered Book Show/Silent Auction Wildly popular show returns to MarinMOCA with 150 Bay Area artists giving new life to old, discarded books. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmmoca.org

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. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. Through 05/ 1: Leslie Lakes “Lyrical Artist.” Sculpture, whimsical paintings and matted prints of animals on sheet music by Mill Valley artist Leslie Lakes. For adults and children alike. No charge. Larkspur Public Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-5005. www.cityoflarkspur.org Through 06/11: Topofilla Japanese-style woodcut prints by Tom Killion interpret the Bay Area elements of sky, earth and sea. These prints explore the local landscape and distant mountains in California 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army. mil/bmvc Through 06/28: Ron Kappe Recent oil paintings. Gallery hours: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. No charge. College of Marin, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 457-7801. www.diaroimages.com

Through 08/02: Silver: A State of Mind Portraits from photographer Vicki Topaz’s recent series featuring 52 remarkable women who have let their hair grey. 10:30am-4pm. The Buck Institute on Aging, 8001 Redwood Highway, Novato. 209-2000 for appointment. www.womenonaging.com

alks Lectures 05/04: First Friday: Envision It Join architect, urban designer and planner Peter Calthorpe for a frank discussion on the future of development and population growth in the Bay Area. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org 0 PACIFIC SUN MAY 4 - MAY 10, 2012

05/09: The A List Series: A Conversation with Christopher Moore With best selling author Christopher Moore. 7:30pm. $12-15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

05/10: Navigating Lifes Transitions Panel Discussion Going through a big change Learn practical and meaningful ways to help you navigate transitions in your life with more grace and ease. 7-9pm. $5 suggested donation. Gathering Thyme, 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 524-8693. www.gatheringthyme.com

eadings 05/05: Women in Literature Local authors Allison Belger, Leda Sanford, Julie Stevens Manson, and Linda Nigma will read from their works 10am2:30pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 883-8324. 05/06: Agatha Hoff “Judge Hoff, Jesus Loves You, but the Rest of Us Think You’re an A hole!” An account of the author’s 20 years as a San Francisco Court Commissioner. Also by Hoff; “Burning Horses: A Hungarian Life Turned Upside Down.” 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/06: Deborah Michel The author reads from her debut novel, “Prosper in Love.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/06: Francis Tapon The author discusses “The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us.” Noon. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

05/06: Kim Stanley Robinson and Tom Killion Editor Kim Stanley Robinson and illustrator Tom Killion discuss “In the Sierra: Mountain Writings by Kenneth Rexroth.” Rexroth’s poetry & prose described the way Californians have long loved the Sierra. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/06: Nancy Boas Art historian Boas talks about “David Park: A Painter’s Life.” Park led the way in creating what became known as Bay Area Figurative Art, at a time when Abstract Expressionism dominated. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com 05/07: Steve Coll The two time Pulitzer Prizewinning author talks about “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com 05/08: Benjamin Busch Busch talks about “Dust to Dust.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage. com 05/08: Fairfax Poetry Slam Come and share your poem about Fairfax. Sponsored by the Fairfax Volunteers. All ages welcome. Speakers will have a maximum of 3 minutes. Bring 2 copies of your verses. 8-11pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 456-5652. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 05/09: Garry Marshall Marshall discusses “My

Happy Days in Hollywood.” Once called a legend in his own time slot, Marshall’s memoir details his involvement with the TV sitcoms Ha y ays he dd ou le and Mork Mindy 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. www.bookpassage.com 05/09: Sunset Poetry by the Bay Featuring Dean Rader, Denise Newman, Matthew apruder & D.R. Goodman 7pm. $5 donation. Studio 333 Gallery, 333 Caledonia, Sausalito. 331-8272. www.studio333.info 05/10: Paul French French talks about “Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/10: Why There Are Words “Unforgotten.” With Daniel Coshnear, Rob Davidson, Cheryl Dumesnil, Stefanie Freele, Daniel Handler, Leota Higgins, Julia Flynn Siler and Lysley Tenorio. 7-9pm. $5. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 3318272. http://whytherearewords.com 05/11: Elizabeth Percer Pushcart Prize nominee reads from her debut novel, “An Uncommon Education.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

ilm vents 05/04: Thrive Documentary With post film dialogue with filmmakers Foster and Kimberly Gamble. 7-9:30pm. $12-16. Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Dr., Novato. 497-3677. www.unityinmarin.org; www. thrivemovement.com 05/06: Double Victory George Lucas documentary about the Tuskegee Airmen. Screening and discussion with airmen featured in the film, moderated Marco della Cava of USA Today and Mill Valley Film Festival’s oe Elton. 3 p.m. $25-$50. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 05/08: Connected In this funny, inspiring film, director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. Director &A to follow screening. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292. www.millvalleylibrary.org 05/08: The Koch Brothers Exposed “Koch Brothers Exposed.” Citizens United decision permits unlimited anonymous campaign donations. Calif Campaign Disclose Act will counteract. Speaker: David Schmidt. 7-9pm. Free. Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 488-9037. www.dfa-marin.com

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05/05: Annual Wheelbarrow of Cash Support the Dance Palace on Cinco de Mayo. Starts at the Dance Palace parading through town and return for tamales, beverages and music by Tenientes del Norte. 11 p.m. Donations. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org 05/05: Cinco de Mayo Singles Dance Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with new single friends. Free salsa dance lesson at 8pm. Margarita and beer specials. 8-11:45pm. $10. Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael. 507-9962. www.thepartyhotline.com

05/05: Friends Booksale in San Anslemo Friends of the San Anselmo Library will hold a book sale on lawn of Town Hall. Includes a wide variety of adult and children’s books. 10am-4pm. Free. Town Hall Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.

05/05: Register for Hospice By The Bay s Special Mother s Day Support Group Honoring our Mothers “Honoring our Mothers.” Losing a mother brings a unique sense of grief

and loss. In observation of Mother’s Day, participants will share memories with other grieving the loss of their mother. Activities & support. 10am-noon. $25. Hospice By The Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur. 526-5699 . www.hbtb.org

05/05: Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Program Update Join Supervisor Katie Rice and Flood Control District Staff for an update. 10am-noon. Free. Drake HS - Student Union, 1327 Sir Francis Drake, San Anselmo. http:// marinwatersheds.org/documents/May5RVCommMtg.pdf

05/06: Golden Gate Bridge Celebration and Garden Party The Marin History Museum will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with its annual Garden Party. Live music, food trucks, history tours and more. 11am-3pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B Street , San Rafael. 454-8538 ext. 2. www.marinhistory.org

05/06: Make a Worm Bin in the Sustainable Fairfax Backyard Learn how worms can turn garbage into garden gold! Worms are one of nature’s most important recyclers. Worm composting is simple, low-cost and can be done year round. Worm bins are odorless. 11am-1pm. $50. Sustainability Center Backyard, 141 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 05/09: Fairfax Farmers Market Wear some flowers in your hair at his charming market featuring West Marin farmers, food purveyors, and artists. At Bolinas Park. 4-8pm. Bolinas Park, Broadway Blvd and Pacheco Ave, Fairfax. 472-6100. www.agriculturalinstitute.org/ 05/09: History of Marinship Join Ranger Bill in an in-depth discussion on the history of the Marinship Shipyard at the Bay Model built by the Bechtel Corporation at the request of President Franklin Roosevelt in March of 1942. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/ 05/09: Team Trivia Cafe Team trivia contest, hosted by Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, featuring great questions, music and visuals, and cash prizes. 7:30-9:30pm. $4 entry/player (goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael. www.triviacafe.com

05/10: How the Tides Work for You by Kame Richards Cruisers, racers and recreational boaters will see and learn how the waters move on San Francisco Bay. Reservations needed. 7-9pm. $15 cash. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 408-263-7877. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/ 05/10: Museum by Moonlight Every Thursday the Boyd Gate House will stay open until 8pm for visiting and special evening events. Programs will include book signings, historical movie screenings, Curator talks, and more. 4-8pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. www.marinhistory.org Fridays: Senior Yoga with Kelly Enjoy an hour of yoga.Gain and maintain balance, strength and flexibility of both body and mind. Previous experience not necessary. Modification poses available. Bring water and a mat if you have. 3-4pm. $3 per class. Whistlestop Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. www.whistlestop.org

id tuff 05/04-1 : Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Presented by the Stapleton Theatre Company. Performances at 7pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $14-$20. The Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 454-5759. www.stapletonschool.org 05/04: Madeline Miller The children’s author discusses “The Song of Achilles,” an epic retelling of the Trojan War, a tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 05/04: Trenton Lee Stewart Stewart talks about “The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Bene-


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05/05: Marin Charitable 4th Annual Family Day at the Movies Screening of “Rio.” Family

05/05: New Village School Art Salon Fundraiser in Sausalito! The New Village School

event benefits the Marin Advocates for Children, Novato Youth Center and additional youth programs in Marin. Along with the film there will be entertainment, face painting, silent auction, activities, food. For kids of all ages. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $15-20. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 924-5111. www.marincharitable.org

is hosting its second Annual Art Salon Fundraiser includes live talk by Marin artists, food, drink, music and surprise theater. 7-11pm. $25. New Village School, 100 Ebbtide Ave, Suite 144, Sausalito. 289-0889. www.thenewvillageschool.org 05/05: Valley Visions 2012 Enjoy your choice of a variety of intimate gourmet dinners served in private homes, followed by followed by a lively dance at the San Geronimo Golf Course. See website for details. Various/San Geronimo Golf Course, 5800 Sir Francis Drake, San Geronimo. 488-4118 ext. 235. www.leap4education.org 05/06: Little Kids Rock! Benefit Live music with Shelby Lynne, Prairie Prince, The Little Kids Rock Band and an auction to support the non-profit organization devoted to providing free instruments and music Lessons to disadvantaged children. Cool auction items for bid include Grace Slick art, guitars, wines, etc... 6-11:30pm. $45-65. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

05/05: Ross Valley Mothers Club Community Playgroup Kick-Off Event! Want to make friends with your community and have your kids meet their neighbors? New member sign ups will receive a tote bag. 10am-noon. Free. Hal Brown Park at Creekside, 230 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. www.rvmc.net 05/06: Carrie Rodriguez Family friendly outdoor concert. Bring a picnic and a blanket. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $25-250. Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy.. 381-6155. www.slideranch.org

05/09: Sleepy Hollow Co-op Nursery Open House Beginning enrollment for fall/winter/spring semester 2012. Please join us from 9:30-11 at our open house. SHNS is a co-op play-based nursery school for children aged 2-Pre-K. Diapers are welcome. 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sleepy Hollow Nursery School, 1317 Butterfield Ave., San Anselmo. 453-1462. www.sleepyhollowschool.org

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 05/05: Howl to the Full Moon Rangers Karen Kilian and Rich Gibson along with the Marin Humane Society staff host this easy hike on the South Marin Line Fire Road to celebrate National Pet Week. A great opportunity to learn about dog rules. Meet Crown Road gate in Kentfield 7-9pm. Free. Marin Parks, Crown Road, Kentfield. 473-2816, rain cancels.. www.marincountyparks.org 05/05: Ladybug Trail Restoration The Ladybug Trail originates in Baltimore Canyon and makes its up to the King Mountain Loop Trail. Join forces with Boy Scout Troop 4 to push back invading French broom. 9am-2pm. Free. Baltimore Canyon - King Mountain Loop Trail, Meet at Wilson Way in Larkspur: from Hwy 101, take the Paradise Dr/ Tamalpais Dr exit west on Tamalpa. 473-3778. www.marincountyparks.org 05/05: Mt Tamalpais Trail Crew Improve tread and drainage plus trim vegetation along lower Kent Trail. Spy serpentine wildflowers along the way! Meeting location is at the parking lot below Bon Tempe Dam. 9am-2pm. Free. Bon Tempe Parking Lot, Sky Oaks Rd, Fairfax. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org

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05/10: 13th Annual Honor Thy Healer Celebration An evening of inspiration and community celebration. Awards will be presented to breast cancer healing professional/partner and bussinesses that make a difference. 6-9pm. $135 per ticket. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 507-1949. www.zerobreastcancer.org 05/11: Benefit Fashion Lunch Fundraiser for Leukemia/Lymphoma society. Take in views of the bay while sipping a complimentary glass of wine, browsing selections from Sandjune Activewear plus hand-picked artisan vendors while savoring a sumptuous lunch. 11:30am-2pm. $40. Nourish, 475 E Strawberry Dr. , Mill Valley. 299-5914. harborpointfashionlunch.eventbrite.com

05/11: In Celebration of Mothers Luncheon Opportunity for women and men to honor their mothers, to celebrate Center for Domestic Peace’s 35 years of services and commitment and to raise funds for this life-giving organization. With keynote speaker Kathryn Keats. Emmy Award-winning news anchor Dana King will be the mistress of ceremonies. Event will include a silent auction, raffle of themed baskets and added surprises. All proceeds go to support Center for Domestic Peace’s critical programs and services for domestic violence victims and their children and prevent domestic violence in our communities. 10:45am-2pm. $75. Embassy Suites, 110 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael. 457-2464. 05/11: Mole Tasting Dinner Benefit for GRO’s Latino Photography Project and their exhibition at GRO. April 6 - May 13 Call for reservations. 6:30pm. $5-15. The Dance Palace, 5th and B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org 05/11: Stand Up for Autism Benefit for Oak Hill School, STAND UP! for Kids with Autism, will start with a 6:30pm Wine Reception and Student Art Exhibit, then 8pm Showtime, followed by a 10pm Champagne Dessert Reception at Piazza D’Angelo Ristorante. 6:30 p.m. $150. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129138 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAMBRANO SEWING, 106 RIDGEWOOD DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELISE A SAMBRANO, 106 RIDGEWOOD DR., 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 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129216 The following individual(s) is (are) doing busi-

ness as RUBY’S DAY SPA, 1102 SECOND ST. STE 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PING GUAN, 30 PONSETTA DR. #212, DALY CITY, CA 94015. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 10, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129156 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THOUGHT FOR FOOD CONSULTING, 236 C ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALLEN SEIDNER, 236 C ST., 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 August 1, 1997. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 3, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129143 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATLANTIC KRAFT; CELLMARK RECYCLING; KALEIDOSCOPE TRADING; NORTHWEST FIBERS; PACFOR; SIERRA FIBERS; TECNOTRADE USA; TRI STATE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES; UNITED INTERNATIONAL, 22 PELICAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CELLMARK INC., 22 PELICAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under fictitious business name(s) listed herein. Statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129249 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PRESTIGE AUTOBODY COLLISION REPAIR INC., 180 GARY PLACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PRESTIGE AUTOBODY COLLISION REPAIR INC., 180 GARY PLACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129222 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIA’S MERRY MAIDS, 2501 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. #12A, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: MARIA ALVAREZ, 2501 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. #12A, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. 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 April 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129268 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SLIPSTREAM PRODUCTIONS; LIQUID LOGISTICS, 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 April 18, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129255 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SKIN MARIN, 160 MARINER GREEN CT., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: SHERYL ROSENOER, 160 MARINER GREEN CT., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 17, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129288 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DANCE WITH SHERRY STUDIO, 4140 REDWOOD HWY STE 8, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: SHARON L HINES, 46 CLAY CT., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 1997. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129297 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INFINITY FLOORS DESIGN, 707 THORNHILL DR., DALY CITY, CA 94015: XANDRIA MICHELLE WILKINS, 707 THORNHILL DR., DALY CITY, CA 94015. 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 April 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129219 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DWIGHT FRANKLIN PRINTING, 37 GLENAIRE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROBERT R. PULVINO, 37 GLENAIRE DR., 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 April 11, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129250 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JA MCKERNAN & ASSOCIATES, 29 OWLSWOOD DR., LARKSPUR, CA 94939: JOHN A. MCKERNAN, 29 OWLSWOOD DR., LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on April 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129314 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CITY ELECTRIC SUPPLY, 60 GOLDEN GATE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 1920 WESTRIDGE DR., IRVING, TX 75038. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on April 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 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

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Week of May 3-May 9, 2012

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) It seems that every time you want to express an idea, there is someone who simply MUST present an opposing viewpoint. If you didn’t have independent Uranus in your personality house, you might actually care. As for Cinco de Mayo, the mushy Moon happens to be lighting up your passion house. You may start out the evening salsa dancing, but you’re likely to end up doing the horizontal boogie... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19)It’s your birthday and it’s Cinco de Mayo! Whether you are of Mexican heritage or not, you are expected to say “gracias” when you hear “Feliz cumpleanos!” Meanwhile, if you stop daydreaming and pay attention, you could be rewarded financially from your job. Those of you with a fitness goal may actually find that exercise is pleasurable for the next couple of weeks. Especially if you do it with an attractive partner... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Your plans for the future hit a snag this week when you realize that some of your creative projects seem to be moving backwards, partly because you are too impatient about getting where you want to go. Fortunately, on Wednesday, you start to believe that “slow and steady” can win the race. This is a good thing. Besides ending up where you want to be, you can spend more time enjoying the journey. CANCER (June 21 - July 21)There’s a luscious Full Moon in the passionate sign of Scorpio on Cinco de Mayo, blending nicely with fateful Pluto in your relationship house. Even if you hate tequila, go out. You just might discover a reason (or a new love) to celebrate. On Monday, you are prone to speak before thinking. The consequences are more likely to be felt on the job. So, when the boss asks for an opinion, let someone else give theirs... LEO (July 22 - August 22) Being the most loyal of the fire signs, you are typically more likely (than Aries or Sagittarius) to embrace tradition and follow the rules. That was then, this is now. Your new way of viewing the world is much more progressive. As your mind stretches in unusual ways, you realize your future is not set in stone because life is unpredictable. And, right now, that’s just how you like it. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) You see your financial struggles as being hopeless, but you are simply going through a bout of negative thinking that will soon be over. Maybe you should escape from your worries over the weekend by joining a Cinco de Mayo party at the nearest cantina—one with cheap food and drink so that you don’t start worrying again. On Wednesday, you begin to set goals for taking a tropical vacation. That Cinco de Mayo party must have been truly inspiring... LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) You are intrigued by anything clandestine and secretive. Perhaps you are tempted by something you would normally consider taboo. We won’t speculate too much—just in case your sweetie is reading over your shoulder. Stop squirming. We’ll change the subject. Travel is the new topic. Hedonistic Venus (your ruler) is urging you to see more of the world. It can be for either work or play, as long as it gets you out of town. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) It doesn’t take much to get you sultry types thinking about certain amorous activities. You may have already noticed the increased desire for intimate pleasures. The affectionate Sun is in your relationship house, which is nice, but what really puts you in the mood is seductive Venus in your lust house. Normally, Venus would be just passing through for a few weeks, but this time she’s sticking around until August. The body reels with possibilities... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) You enjoy showing off your knowledge of foreign cultures, so you’re the first one to the cantina for Cinco de Mayo, ordering in Spanish and reminiscing about adventures in the Yucatan jungle. After the weekend, the emphasis shifts back to your career and making more money; fortunately, motivating Mars and persistent Pluto help out for the next two weeks. You may have to put off exploring the planet; but when you go, you’ll have plenty of cash. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) A peaceful home life is not in the picture right now. Restless Mercury in the domestic sector of your chart has you fidgeting over every little detail and criticizing the things you don’t like. And, don’t even bother trying to blame your live-in lover, your spouse, or your roommate. You’re definitely the perpetrator and you may as well admit it. After all, confession (they say) is good for the soul. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) While you appear to be immune to falling head-over-heels in love, your aloofness sometimes disguises your crushes. Because of this, the object of your lusty affection can’t tell that you’re actually interested. This week, unless you want to end up with another just-a-friend situation, you need to relate how you feel in both words and actions. If you want to really impress, you could musically express your position. It’s Cinco de Mayo and nothing says “romance” like Spanish guitar. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) If you don’t have a local cantina, you just may have to invite the neighbors to your place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday. The planets are making you the perfect host and the Moon is making you crave ethnic food and drinks. Meanwhile, for the next few weeks you feel extra passion for your significant other. Unfortunately, it often takes an argument to ignite this heated desire. Hmm. At least it ends well... < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 34 PACIFIC SUN MAY 4– MAY 10, 2012

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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. 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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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304369 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): RUBY’S DAY SPA, 1102 SECOND ST. STE 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: April 28, 2011. Under File No: 2011126714. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): LOURDES AU, 981 HACIENDA CIR., ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on April 10, 2012. (Pacific Sun: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201720. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CHRISTINE DILLON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: FORREST DILLON-HURLEY to FORREST PENNDRAGON DILLON-HURLEY. 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 12, 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: April 10, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201709. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JOHANNA CARTER FONDA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JOHANNA CARTER FONDA to JONNA CARTER FONDA. 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 13, 2012, 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: April 10, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201865. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner BINH HOA MATTHEWS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: BINH HOA MATTHEWS to BINH HOA AU. 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 14, 2012, 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: Apirl 19, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201823. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JANE CHESSON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ELIZABETH JANE CHESSON to ELIZA JANE CHESSON. 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 13, 2012, 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: Apirl 18, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201753. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner LILIYA KRAVCHENKOBANOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LILIYA KRAVCHENKO-BANOS to LILIYA FOX. 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 18, 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 12, 2012 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS,


JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 303363 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): SUNSHINE BODYWORKS, 1514 5TH AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: July 8, 2010. Under File No: 2010124452. Registrant’s Name(s): XIUMEI DONG, 3034 COLONIAL WAY APT 8, SAN JOSE, CA 95128. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on April 23, 2012. (Pacific Sun: April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1201567. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JONNAH LEE NACES ALBOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JONNAH LEE NACES ALBOS to MEYANEE DAMAYO CABALES. 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 3, 2012 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE IGNACIO MINI STORAGE according to the provisions of Division B of the California

Business and Professional Code, Chapter 10, Section 21707(a) hereby gives NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. IGNACIO MINI STORAGE will conduct a public sale of the contents of the storage units named below, with the contents being sold for lawful money of the United States of America. The Sale is being held to satisfy an OWNER’S LIEN and will be held at: IGNACIO MINI STORAGE, 394 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 at 11:00AM. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415)8838459, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. TENANT: GREGORY OSBORN: UNIT #289, CAMMIE ANDERSON: UNIT #220, CAMMIE ANDERSON: UNIT #248. Pacific Sun: (May 4, 11, 2012)

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›› TRiViA CAFÉ ANSWERS From page 9 1. Point Reyes National Seashore 2. Frisbee 3a. Jaws 3b. Milk 3c. Salt 3d. Gigi 4. Florida 5a. Pitcher 5b. Match 5c. Hoop 6. Michael Crichton 7a. Teeth 7b. Straight, correct, proper (even perpendicular), and “donti” refers to teeth 8. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 9a. Port-au-Prince 9b. Hispaniola, with Dominican Republic 9c. Unit of currency 10. 3 and 997. Thanks to Sophie Pechner from San Rafael for the question. BONUS ANSWER: Xanadu

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When I married five years ago, I was on the fence about having kids. I thought some parental gene might kick in, but it never did. Now, at 40, I’ve accepted that a childless marriage is best for us, given my wife’s fertility issues and my ambivalence about parenthood. My wife, however, sees no purpose to life without children. It upsets her to see me happy without kids while she pines for them. She is also upset that I won’t try all possible alternatives, such as adoption and fertility treatments, and is generally angry and outright hostile toward me.—Nobody’s Dad

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There are things it’s OK to procrastinate on, like cleaning behind the toilet. If you’re like me, as soon as you look back there and see new plant life cropping up (and, OK, maybe a woodpecker and a couple of deer), you break out the bleach and it’s all good. But, procrastinate on figuring out whether to have a family? There you were: “Let’s see, should we create another human being, spend 20-plus years and hundreds of thousands of dollars raising it? I dunno...let’s just sign this contract to spend the rest of our lives together and figure it out later.” Chances are, you both had baby-related plots brewing in your heads. You maybe thought you’d ignore the issue and it might go away. Your wife maybe figured she’d get pregnant, you’d just have to go along, and the moment you saw the baby you’d melt into a loving father. But, whoops, fertility issues crept in. You can get accidentally pregnant, but you can’t accidentally adopt a child, as in, you’re driving along one day, glance into the back seat and notice a 6-year-old Romanian orphan coloring on the headrest. Although you can’t offer any solutions that work for your wife, you do see a number of alternatives that work for you: not having kids, having no kids, remaining childless. There is one other alternative: getting divorced so your wife can try to find a man who’s interested in being a dad...as dim a prospect as that may be for a fertility-challenged 40-year-old woman competing with pert-breasted, fertilityiconish 20-somethings. Obviously, this option is not exactly the fast track to happily ever after. Then again, that’s probably not in the cards here unless you two can somehow find some wiggle room in how she “sees no purpose to life without children” and how you aren’t up for adopting anything you can’t pat on the head and leave tied to a chain-link fence.

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I recently married and should be bathed in newlywed bliss, but a rock star in a famous alternative band wants me to have an affair with him. I’m shocked and thrilled, to say the least. My conscience says, “Are you insane? You love your husband and chose him for a reason. Don’t jeopardize that!” But I’m also hearing “You only live once, and thousands of women wish they had this guy’s attention.”—Chosen

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You said “I do,” not “I’d do a rock star first chance I get.” (If only you’d known you’d meet this guy, you could’ve asked your husband for the indie rock star exception to lifelong fidelity.) Yes, thrillingly, of all the hipster girls in black-rimmed glasses and earnest T-shirts worn ironically, he wants you. This says something about you—probably that you are conveniently located, reasonably attractive and don’t seem the type to poke holes in the condom. Wow. The romance. You’re buying into groupiethink—the idea that you’re somebody if you have sex with somebody famous. But, he’s just a guy. He stinks up the bathroom same as any other guy. OK, the fame fairy touched him with her magic wand. Maybe not because he’s so much more talented than the next guy with a guitar but because he was in the right place at the right time with the right chin. If his gig were at the coffee shop instead of Coachella and his panting fans were his two dogs tied up outside, would your panties still be flying off? Remember that guy you stood next to in the big white dress? Weren’t you two eventually supposed to be holding hands in twin rockers on the porch of the old folks home? If you’re going to jeopardize everything you have with him, just be clear on what you could end up having and holding instead—a 50-year-old memory of some musician whispering those romantic words every woman longs to hear: “How ’bout we have sex for a couple hours and then I see if there are any other cute girls outside the tour bus?” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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