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ART REACTOR 209 Las Galinas Ave., San Rafael, CA 94903 tUIFBSUSFBDUPSDPN Ages 11-18. Art Reactor offers after-school and summer Digital Art classes. We teach students how to be Digital Artists â€“ not just computer users. By learning the basic principles of art and how to create pieces with digital tools, students can produce amazing, original work! Visit our website for more information.
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That’s obscene... Disney charged you for a ‘free’ trial?! I was searching Google for solar system dynamics (I think the moon looks tilted) and the Paciﬁc Sun from May 18 popped up. I have the attention span of a 3-yearold, so I immediately clicked the link and discovered Nikki Silverstein’s hilarious article [“If This Laptop’s Rockin’...”] about Internet porn and Storage Wars; most would say these two DO NOT belong together but somehow you have pulled it off. I have heard that Storage Wars host Barry Weiss was a “ringer” and a friend of the producer, brought on board to add some color to the cast; this makes Barry and the producer equally brilliant in my book. Like you, I am absolutely fascinated by this guy, he is what every old man in this country should try to emulate—welldressed, funny, good taste and an awesome dry sense of humor. Compared to the other vultures who are clearly attempting to proﬁt from the misfortune of others, he is a man of wealth and taste, digging through and tossing rubbish in search of pearls at the back of a storage unit. I tried to send a fan letter via the channel’s website, but thanks to Twitter that option no longer exists. As for Internet porn, I will share my own personal experience from 1998, the ﬁrst time I went online on my own personal computer. I had purchased a Gateway PC and after hooking it up I called my two daughters into the room so we could explore the web. I asked what they wanted to “ﬁnd” and they began shouting out cartoon characters, eventually deciding on Winnie the Pooh for starters. I typed
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that name into the search box and within seconds a few thousand results appeared, I clicked the ﬁrst two in order, which were... 1. “The Kama Sutra of Winnie the Pooh” — Yes, it is exactly as it sounds, with cartoon depictions of all the characters in contorted positions; luckily I was familiar with the concept and hit the “back” button before the images loaded. I was later to ﬁnd EVERY cartoon character ever created has been whored out somewhere on the web in ways that make the old-fashioned pantless Porky Pig look tame by comparison. My personal favorite was a site devoted to furniture porn with lounge chairs and ottomans piled on top of each other and captions like, “Ooh, somebody get the hose!” 2. “Tigger goes ape-sh-t” — This was a story with illustrations about how Tigger got high on cocaine and ran through the Hundred Acre Wood with an ax and an attitude problem. Luckily I read the title and hit the back button again before the girls were scarred for life. I eventually ended up signing up for a “free” trial of Disney dotcom, which the girls hated. I canceled the account and was double-, then triple-billed by Disney until I was advised by my attorney to have the bank send a cease-and-desist letter. This
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Just goes to show, where there’s a krill there’s a whale... The item regarding the gray whale disentanglement at Dillon Beach [“Free Dilly,” May 18] stated that grays were virtually extinct in the Atlantic by 500 AD. In fact, they were hunted until the late 17th or early 18th century. Amazingly, in May 2010 a solitary gray was sighted off Israel, then re-sighted shortly thereafter off Barcelona. Although photos did not match any of the cataloged whales from the Paciﬁc, it’s likely that the whale crossed from the North Paciﬁc via the Northwest Passage—an area that, due to a warming ocean and shrinking icecap, is now navigable by vessel and by whale. We’re waiting to see whether this animal ﬁnds its way back to Paciﬁc waters!
which inspires young people to change the direction of our money-corrupted society [“Bust a Movement,” May 25]. Here are two burning questions for him: Since Reaganomics shaped thinking on the Right, why have Democrats failed at framing their message? And why, when Dems are fortunate enough to be elected to serve in D.C., have they failed to produce tangible results for “the masses”? Linguist George Lakoff has written persuasively that while the Right captured the framing process and perfected it, the Left just allowed itself to be “framed.” In our time such a catchword as Obamacare, for example, suggests why universal healthcare may enjoy a short life, should Republicans regain control of Congress. All ears, Mr. Lasn. Marian Blanton, San Rafael
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Congress ‘intellectually honest’? What sort of wilderness do you live in? As someone who supports the oyster farm remaining (and got ﬁred for doing so), I think Peter Seidman’s article [“Into the Wilderness,” May 25] is one of the best I’ve read about this controversy. I have long thought it was ridiculous to call an area farmed for more than a century “wilderness,” and reading your article makes me realize what needs to happen to keep the oyster farm there and protected. Congress needs to undesignate the areas used for oysters as wilderness. That would be more intellectually honest, as well. And then it has to say that the oyster farm should be maintained as a historic and cultural resource. Let’s see where all our candidates for Congress stand on this issue. Sarah Cameron Lerer, West Marin
Our one-word solution for the Left: ‘Bushonomics’ Filmmaker Lasn refers to a future meme war, creation of the kind of meaning
Am I the ﬁrst to notice that you never see Clark Kent and Superman in the same room at the same time? Something’s going on here and no one’s going to tell me otherwise! Craig Whatley, San Rafael
›› Oops! As Dani Burlison made clear in last week’s cover story [“Civic Pride,” June 1], Marin architect Daniel Liebermann had his work cut out for him in the early 1960s while helping interpret the Marin Civic Center vision, as laid out by the late Frank Lloyd Wright—but it wasn’t as extreme an interpretation as we made it out to be by the architectural rendering that accompanied the story.That illustration, according to Mill Valley architect Bill Schwarz, was of a later, aborted Civic Center side project that was drawn years after Wright’s death.
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State bank drawing interest N. Dakota model works, say backers—and you can take that to the bank! by Pe te r Se i d m an
hen Ellen Hodgson Brown came to Marin in December 2010 to deliver a presentation about creating a state bank in California, it seemed for one slight moment the Legislature was taking such proposals seriously. Brown is the president and chairman of the Public Banking Institute and a staunch campaigner for the beneﬁts she and other public-banking advocates think can come from state banks. At the presentation, which took place at the Civic Center and was recorded on the county’s G Channel, Brown posited that a public bank in California could go a long way in helping ease the state’s crushing budget deﬁcits. In a recent interview with the Sun, Brown said, “It’s a no-brainer.” But California politicians proved timid, especially given the toxic state of political discourse. The extent of that timidity was evident in 2011. The state Assembly and Senate—both houses of the Legislature— passed AB 750, which called for creating a blue ribbon task force to investigate the practicalities and possible beneﬁts of a state bank. So far, so good. But after passing both houses, the bill died on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, where he stamped his veto all over the legislation in September. Delineating the reasons for his veto, Brown wrote, “This bill would mandate yet
another ‘blue ribbon’ task force.... This is a matter well within the jurisdiction and competence of the Assembly and Senate banking committees. Rather than creating a new entity, let’s use the resources we have.” But instead of taking the governor up on his offer to use existing banking committee resources, legislators let the state bank proposal die. It’s a scenario that has played out in several states across the country. Last year, the Public Banking Institute counted 18 states that have, in the Institute’s words, “decided enough is enough; they have introduced legislation for publicly owned banks or derivatives, or for studies or task forces to determine how a publicly owned bank would operate in their jurisdiction.” Not one of these states has proceeded to create a state bank. Then there’s North Dakota, which set the model for a publicly owned bank in 1919. Virtually all advocates of creating state banks look to North Dakota as an example of how a state bank can not only survive but also become a vital asset to a state’s economy. At the turn of the 20th century, North Dakota’s economy was centered on agriculture. The grain markets outside the state and the grain dealers that controlled the markets kept a lid on grain prices. But suppliers for farmers were increasing their prices, 10 > and interest rates on farm loans were
by Jason Walsh
Marin incumbents reign in federal, state and county elections The votes are in! The June 5 primary election featured several wild local campaigns—if few surprising results. Thanks to 2010’s passage of Prop. 14, state and federal offices are open primaries, with the top-two vote getters heading to a runoff on Nov. 6. O Earning a spot in the runoff for the District 2 Congressional seat of retiring Lynn Woolsey will be San Rafael Democrat Jared Huffman, who led the pack of 12 candidates with 37.3 percent of the vote. In second as of press time was Republican Dan Roberts, who has 15.3 percent—but current third-place holder Norman Solomon, at 14.2 percent, says,“Not so fast...”The Solomon campaign says there are still tens of thousands of votes to be tallied—and a plethora of absentee ballots delivered directly to the polls on Election Day (typically the last ballots to be counted) have been favoring the West Marin Democrat. (Other contenders for that second runoff position, who fell a bit short, were San Rafael businesswoman Stacey Lawson, 10.1 percent; and Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams with 8.4 percent.) O The District 10 campaign for Assembly will feature a November runoff between recent San Rafael transplant Michael Allen, an Assembly incumbent who finished with 30.3 percent, and San Rafael City Councilman Marc Levine, who had 24.2 percent. O There were two contested Board of Supervisors seats—both incumbents Steve Kinsey and Katie Rice held on to their seats. Kinsey secured his District 4 (West Marin, Corte Madera with slivers of San Rafael and Novato) over Corte Madera Councilwoman Diane Furst by garnering 62 percent of the vote. Rice received 68 percent and held off a District 2 (Ross Valley) challenge by Fairfax Town Councilman David Weinsoff and College of Marin Board of Trustees member Eva Long. O James Chou of Corte Madera survived a rare challenge to a Marin Superior Court judgeship by gathering 82 percent of votes against Sleepy Hollow attorney Russell Marne. Local district election results One of the few incumbents not to earn a return ticket on June 5 was Ross Valley Sanitary District member Marcia Johnson—she fell shy to Frank Egger and Mary Sylla, who received 40.8 percent and 38.3 percent respectively. The Measure A Ross Valley School District parcel tax passed easily with 73 percent; as did Belvedere’s Measure B, an emergency-services appropriation, which passed with 78.3 percent. Ross residents are apparently strapped for cash these days—the town wasn’t even close to getting the needed two-thirds votes to pass Measure C, a four-year public safety services tax, with only 57.4 percent of voters saying“yea.”Sausalito residents overwhelmingly approved joining the Southern Marin Fire Protection District with a 63.1 percent vote for Measure D and, last but not least, 84.2 percent of the mighty Muir Beach electorate voted to open up their wallets for Measure E’s $200 increase to the emergency-services tax. Pacifics win Albert Field debut In the end it wasn’t about traffic jams or environmental impact reports or CEQUA requirements or whether to add 800 seats to a little ball field. It wasn’t about when to sell beer or what to name the mascot. It was about singles up the middle, routine grounders, pop flies, double plays and homers. It was about kids, hot dogs, chasing foul balls and the smell of fresh-cut grass. It was the San Rafael Pacifics’home-opener June 4 and the minor-league 10 > local boys squashed the Sonoma County Grapes 3-1 on the strength of two home runs by
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by Howard Rachelson
1. The San Rafael Pacifics, our new independent minor league team—and hometown heroes—play in the north division of the North American Baseball League with what three other teams? 2. Early in the 20th century, most immigrants took their first steps in America on what island? 3. What jazz composer, pianist and bandleader with a noble nickname composed “Mood Indigo” and “Take the A-Train”? 4. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce prohibits what kind of television personalities from receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? 5. Pictured, right: Logos of what tech companies or products? 6. What author with a three-word name wrote over 30 books, including Little Women published in 1868? 7. The capital cities of these countries begin and end with the same letter. What are they? 7a. Turkey 7b. Norway 7b. Ethiopia 8. What rodeo event is known as bulldogging? 9. What popular baked Greek dish features layers of ground lamb or beef, sliced eggplant, topped with melted cheese and sauce? 10. Identify these words that are also single letters of the alphabet, for example, Insect (Bee or b) 10a. A body part 10b. Adult female sheep 10c. A young child’s favorite word
BONUS QUESTION: Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias is America’s largest what? Howard Rachelson invites you to upcoming Trivia Cafe team contests: Thursday June 14 at 7 pm at the Novato Library, Saturday, June 16 from 2-4 PM in the Marin County Civic Center library, and Thursday June 21 at 7 pm at the Corte Madera Library. FREE, with prizes and refreshments.
VSeven cheers for the senior residents at The Redwoods in Mill Valley. The Redwoods scholarship program is providing seven Marin high school students with scholarships of $3,000 each. A team of passionate residents worked yearround raising funds by participating in the Marin Human Race and through generous donations from The Redwoods residents. Then the team undertook the difﬁcult task of evaluating numerous worthy applicants and selecting the seven recipients: Danielle Albini of San Marin High School; Joy Sooksiri Lin, Ivan Rios and Bach Luat Tran of San Rafael High School; Catalina Mulanax of Terra Linda High School; and Rocio Gomez and Olivia Piazza of Tomales High School. The scholarships will be awarded Thursday, June 14, at 2pm, at The Redwoods. Congratulations to all.
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WAs we hike, bike and run on Marin’s trails and ﬁre roads, we marvel at the views, the variety of wildﬂowers and the vast quantity of poop. Yes, poop. Some originates from the coyote population, but most of the poop littering our open space comes from the domestic dog. We’ve ranted at irresponsible pet guardians in the past; however, this week, we’re traveling a different path. Our Zero fabricates little signs attached to toothpicks, which he/she then places in excrement along a trail in Kentﬁeld. Ironically, the signage chides people about not cleaning up. Zero, you’re adding to the mess. The time and energy you use making mini-posters and mounting them in muck might be spent more productively, say picking up trash or dog doody.—Nikki Silverstein
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›› THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Threesome A coed rooms with two guys. It’s kind of like a reverse Three’s Company, and this time Mrs. Roper is HOT! (1994) Logo. 7pm. Undercover Boss The UC Riverside chancellor goes undercover. We’re not sure which fraternity he’s going to pledge but he can play a mean game of beer pong for an old dude. CBS. 8pm. RV Robin Williams plays a dad who loads his family into a rented Winnebago for a vacation. He only spends the first half of the movie learning to parallel park. (2006) NBC. 10pm.
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ing. ABC Family. 9pm. TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Tooth Fairy A hockey player is enlisted to be the Tooth Fairy. It sounds a lot like The Santa Clause. Can we declare this genre officially dead or do we have to wait for Jack Black to show up in diapers for “Cupid Gets Busy”? (2010) FX. 8pm. Die Hard A band of European terrorists invades an office Christmas party in an L.A. high-rise, taking the guests hostage and complaining that the hors d’oeuvres are “less than satisfactory.” (1988) CMTV. 8pm.
S AT U R D AY, J U N E 9 Pawn Stars Tonight ’s finds include a prop from Magnum, P.I. And it’s not Tom Selleck’s porn mustache. History Channel. 8:30pm. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Shriek This is a demon Alien Resurrection In who terrorizes his victims the fourth film, Sigourney before killing them, and Weaver’s Ripley character not to be confused with is reborn as a clone with Shrek, who gives his vicalien DNA that gives her tims a Happy Meal trinsuper strength, increased ket before boring them. healing capacity and the (1998) TBS. 9pm. ability to speak the diaSpike Guys Choice 2012 logue with a straight face. Tonight’s awards show (1997) SyFy. 1:30pm Make that ‘hotter’... Friday at 7. includes a posthumous So You Think You Can honor for the inventor of Dance? These are the the twist-off beer cap. Spike TV. 9pm. Salt Lake City auditions. The men all dance with six women. Fox. 8pm. Dallas The Ewing oil dynasty is back. A lot SUNDAY, JUNE 10 The Tony Awards has changed since 1978 when the original People you’ve never heard of accepting series premiered. Back then, oil compaawards for shows you’ll never see. CBS. nies and rich people paid taxes. TNT. 9pm. 8pm. Madagascar 2: Escape from Africa Every Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in time they show this, American students America Tonight, the host visits the South, where everything fall a little further behind in the sandwich is fried, in international academand then the whole ics. (2008) FX. 8pm. sandwich is fried. Travel Downton Abbey: Channel. 9pm. Behind the Scenes A glimpse at the artistry and set design required THURSDAY, JUNE 14 to make average peoNBA Finals In game two, ple feel intelligent just they traditionally name because they watch a the “Most Valuable Tatshow. KQED. 9:10pm. too.” ABC. 6pm. What a way to make a living. Thursday, 9 to 5 Lily Tomlin, Jane 6:30pm. Fonda and Dolly Parton MONDAY, JUNE 11 take a tyrannical boss Master Chef This is one of the audition shows. Anybody who loses hostage in this quaint look back at a a finger in the compulsory carrot-chop- simpler era when people actually got to ping round is immediately eliminated. go home at 5pm. They were going to remake this with men in the Tomlin, Fonda, Fox. 9pm. Parton roles kidnapping a female execuFake or Fortune This series examines tive, but then it would have been porn. how art historians determine if a piece of art is real or forged. A hint—if the painting (1980) Logo. 6:30pm. Comedy Central Roast Doesn’t William is signed by Ernie Monet, it’s suspicious. Shatner roast himself, just by existing? KQED. 9pm. Bunheads A Vegas showgirl gives up her Comedy Central. 9:30pm. < glittery life to marry a man from a small Critique That TV Guy at letters@paciﬁcsun.com. coastal town where she must learn simple things like baking bread, walking in flats Turn on more TV Guy at and not wearing pasties to the PTA meet›› paciﬁcsun.com JUNE 8 - JUNE 14, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 9
< 8 Newsgrams San Rafael High School grad Steve Detwiler. After peeling off another win from the Grapes again on Tuesday, the Pacifics were 2-0 at press time; on pace for a stellar 60-0 season. Check out recent results at www.pacificsbaseball.com.
County administrator presents 2012-13 budget This year’s proposed county budget is as flat as a pancake, according to County Administrator Matthew Hymel. On June 5, the county administrator presented a 2012-13 budget to the Board of Supervisors—and given the slowdown in revenues, according to Hymel, this year’s numbers are only marginally higher than last year’s, and could still be revised downward depending on the November electoral fate of Gov. Brown’s tax proposal.The general fund, which supports most county services, is $371.7 million—a decrease of 0.2 percent; the“all funds”budget is $445.1 million, an increase of 1 percent. If Gov. Brown’s proposition fails, Marin could suffer further state-funding cuts in the areas of inhome support services, subsidized childcare, welfare-to-work and road-maintenance programs. The Marin County administrator’s proposed budget also reduces 17 full-time positions, largely due to previous state and federal cuts. “We need to continue to look for innovative budget solutions so we can provide high quality services to our residents,”says Hymel, whose office is predicting budget shortfalls through 2015. Such“innovative budget solutions,”according to Hymel’s proposal, include“partnership efforts with local or regional providers, reduced or eliminated programs or services, as well as various other proposals designed to reduce cost or generate revenue.” The proposed budget will be available for review for two weeks, after which the Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on the final budget June 18 at 9am and June 20 at 9am. Both hearings will take place in the Board Chambers, in Room 330 at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, and will be webcast from www.marincounty.org. Sixty-four local agencies and counting, reports‘bewildered’ grand jury Marin has lost track of itself, according to a Marin grand jury investigation. According to the report released this week titled“Pre-Schoolers Can Learn to Share—Can Local Governments?,”the Marin Civil Grand Jury launched an investigation into the number of local government agencies that exist in the county—and were baffled by what they discovered: No one really knows. Due to the rise of special districts and joint-powers authorities over the years, the numbers are murky at best—and no one’s keeping an exact tally.The phone book lists about 30; the county tax collector’s office doesn’t know—but they know of 153“taxing entities”that add charges to our tax bills. The Local Agency Formation Commission knows of about 64 agencies, but, according to LAFCO officials, that list is not definitive. “The Jury has been both bewildered that no one knows how many government agencies there are and shocked at the huge number of suspected governmental entities,”reads the report.“No matter the exact number, the Jury’s investigation points out that there are too many organizations, most with staff, management and a board of directors, that offer the same public services.”And the bottom line, says the grand jury, is that it’s all a huge funding burden for Marin taxpayers. Adds the report:“While other more populous counties have simplified by forming one school district, one fire department and one police department, Marin County has allowed these entities to proliferate. ”As an example, the report says the county has 11 separate sanitary districts, 16 county services areas, six community services districts and eight fire protection districts.The clear problem with this, according to the grand jury, is that costs of government naturally escalate, while revenues tend to stagnate. Due to Proposition 13 and, more recently, the recession and housing crisis, property tax revenues which pay for governmental services have plummeted—while agency pay scales, pension costs, infrastructure and equipment costs have all grown. The grand jury report concludes with recommendations that the county“immediately”publishes on its website a list of all the special districts and JPAs and their contact information; city councils and the Board of Supervisors call for annual reports from city managers and the county administrator identifying opportunities for sharing or consolidating services; and all government officials make it a priority to identify“institutional duplication within their sphere of influence”and bring“openness”to more cost-effective alternatives. Tragedy strikes river otter clan The lone survivor of a mysterious river otter calamity was transferred to state-of-the-art otter-care facilities in Tahoe last week, following several days of recuperation at WildCare animal rehab center in San Rafael. The plight of the otters took place earlier last week when neighbors along Corte Madera Creek, who’d grown accustomed to the otter family that had been frolicking in the waters since early May, heard“piercing”otter calls from the creek waters—not the typical playful calls, according to WildCare officials, but“desperate screeches of distress.” According to a WildCare report,“Greenbrae residents grabbed their kayak and paddled toward the sounds.To their horror they found one of the baby otters drowning!” Mother otters don’t teach their pups to swim until they are 3 or 4 months old and, according to witnesses, this infant female was much too young to be in deep water. The Greenbrae otter-rescue squad pulled her from the water and called the Marin Humane Society, which rushed her to WildCare. According to WildCare,“patient 681”was hypothermic and at risk of developing pneumonia from her cold plunge.“She was very weak and her little body barely survived,”says WildCare director Karen Wilson.Two other siblings were found later, drowned.Their mother was never found. 11 > 10 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 8 - JUNE 14, 2012
< 8 State bank drawing interest increasing along with the price of supplies. Deciding to tackle the vise-like grip of outside market forces, the state’s Legislature established the Bank of North Dakota (BND) and the North Dakota Mill and Elevator Association. The BND was formed to promote agriculture, commerce and industry. The legislation that created the bank envisioned it working with existing banks rather than replacing them, acting as a partner with smaller, local ﬁnancial institutions. The BND opened with $2 million in capital and since then has expanded its role in the state and become a powerhouse for funding education and entrepreneurship, and it has become a revenue-generating proposition for the state. The BND now has $270 million in capital. The state began tapping bank proﬁts in 1945, when proﬁts started boosting the state’s general fund. The success of the North Dakota model is a keystone of public-banking presentations, yet it hasn’t translated to movement in other states. But that hasn’t stopped a populist movement intent on forging ahead with public-banking proposals. Banking can be abstruse, difﬁcult to explain. But, as Brown said, once people grasp the public-banking concept, “it’s a no-brainer.” Breaking through the political front may be the tougher task, as evidenced by the stalled efforts across the country. “The Republicans have the big banks as constituents,” and the Democrats also are complicit in the inaction, said Brown, who notes that “the bill [in California] did pass both houses of the Legislature, so there was support for it.” But when the governor kicked it back to the banking committees, they failed to take up the challenge. “There’s a lack of understanding [among politicians],” Brown said. “Once you grasp the principle here,” it seems like a natural solution to the economic crunches in the states. “Banks actually double their money” in the current banking system. “Right now, we’re putting our money in Wall Street at 0.49 percent interest the treasurer is getting on the treasurer’s pool. They have $70 billion sitting there in this treasurer’s pool, which is what they do with leftover revenues. You put like $2 billion in a transaction account, which is what they use for their immediate needs, and then all the rest goes in this pool. It’s invested at very low interest. If you put that in your own bank, there would still be deposits. You could get the money out any time, just like deposits in any bank. Yet the bank can use the deposits to clear their checks; they can leverage the capital. Say you took 10 percent of that $70 billion for capital. You could create $70 billion in loans.” A state bank, like the BND, can use deposits to clear checks. It’s not a risky proposition, Brown said. “If a depositor or the state comes for their money, then the bank borrows money from some other bank,” similar to how for-proﬁt private banks act. The difference is that a state bank can act on the interests of state residents, and return proﬁts to state coffers after ﬁnancing infrastructure
projects, education and commercial loans, and other lending mechanisms. “You have to understand that Wall Street is leveraging our money—and not to our beneﬁt—lending it back to us at 5 percent. When you realize that we could do that inhouse, keep it all local, leverage our money for our own purposes, when you understand that is the point here—why not do it?” And yet politicians have failed to move. The fear they will be called on the conservative carpet for espousing a dreaded quasisocialist idea is a real political impediment. But, as Brown notes, North Dakota is no hotbed of socialism. It has a ﬁrm a conservative backbone. And while other states, like California, are wrestling with crippling budget deﬁcits, North Dakota is on sound ﬁnancial ground and has low unemployment. Investing in education, commercial enterprises and state infrastructure is paying dividends in North Dakota. “It’s a big money-maker in North Dakota,” said Brown. “Since 2008, when other state governments were going bankrupt, the BND returned between 19 percent to 25 percent on equity. It didn’t all go back to the state, but it could have. When the state didn’t need it, [the bank] plowed it back into capital for the bank to make yet more loans.” An often-heard rebuttal regarding the North Dakota model focuses on the state’s energy-producing economy as the main source of the BND success, not its publicbanking model. “People say that. That’s why right now I’m writing a book on public banking models internationally,” said Brown, who practices civil litigation and has written a book titled Web of Debt. “It turns out that 40 percent of banks internationally are publicly owned. We never hear about that.” It also turns out, according to Brown, that public banks are no riskier than the privatemodel system. Actually, public banks are less risky. According to the Public Banking Institute, an all-volunteer organization, “The BND weathered the [economic crisis] in ﬁne shape because its employees have no incentive [bonuses] to gamble, and it has played an integral role in the state of North Dakota’s economic success.” The public-bank model is not, advocates underscore, a government-operation. Banking professionals, not politicians, run the show. And having a state bank doesn’t mean creating competition for smaller local banks, including community banks. “North Dakota has the fewest bank failures in the U.S.,” states the Public Banking Institute. “The BND participates in local loans with capital and expertise, without stealing the local banks’ customers....” One of the most impressive beneﬁts of a state-bank model, advocates say, is a lending philosophy closer to local communities and their priorities. After the economic meltdown, big banks across the country froze their lending. That resulted in businesses unable to get credit for new ventures or capital to maintain existing ventures. A public-banking model can make its lending decisions based on a model that gives more
credence to social equity than a big for-proďŹ t bank would consider as it stands astride its short-term bottom line. A state bank can assess the true long-term value of making loans to students, investing in infrastructure rehabilitation. Thatâ€™s just whatâ€™s happened in North Dakota. â€œI think thereâ€™s a whole problem with our American capitalist system,â€? Brown said. â€œToo much of our business is funded by shareholders rather than banks. If you fund through a bank, you still are an independent business. You just have a loan to the bank. If you fund through shareholders, youâ€™ve given up your autonomy. The shareholders now own the business, and theyâ€™re running it to extract proďŹ ts.â€? In Californiaâ€™s current economic and political climate, three knee-jerk remedies routinely get tossed on the table: cut spending; raise taxes; sell off public assets. But the public-banking model offers an alternative. A public bank can allow a state to create its own credit to beneďŹ t residents. A state bank in California could, for example, invest in green energy and high-tech start-ups that conventional for-proďŹ t banks shy away from while they protect their loads of stashed cash. The investments would, obviously, stimulate the state economy at a time when the federal government and the Federal Reserve have said states are on their own. Despite this model, politicians remain timid. Brown thinks thereâ€™s another reason state bank proposals are having a hard time
getting off the runway. State treasurers view the proposal as an intrusion into their territory. But, said Brown, that doesnâ€™t have to be the case. A state bank can be, in essence, a department under the state treasurer. Still, itâ€™s new and unfamiliar territory. â€œThey argue that we already have the money invested, and weâ€™re only allowed to invest in safe things like government bonds. But you can still do that. Weâ€™re just talking about putting your revenues in this bank, except for that little bit you need for capital. Thereâ€™s plenty of general fund money thatâ€™s sitting there earning one-half percent of interest.â€? The state would be â€œbetter off owning its own bank than not owning a bank,â€? said Brown. And, she says, California and other states should learn from North Dakotaâ€™s success. A state bank like the BND returns more than income on investments, she said. The BND returned more than $300 million to the stateâ€™s general fund during the past 10 years. It also stimulated the stateâ€™s economy with increased loans to small businesses, farms and students. That should be part of any cost-beneďŹ t analysis in California, according to Brown and the Public Banking Institute. If, that is, anyone in Sacramento is brave enough to move the ball. < Contact the writer at email@example.com The December 2010 Ellen Hodgson Brown presentation can be viewed at: http://marin.granicus.com/MediaPlayer. php?publish_id=648
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Grand jury to Marin morgue plans:â€˜Live, damn it, live!â€™ Marin needs to bring its morgue plans back to life. At least thatâ€™s what a Marin Civil Grand Jury is insisting. In a report released last week titledâ€œMarin County Morgue:Where Do We Go From Here?,â€?the grand jury takes the Marin Board of Supervisors to task for sitting in limbo in the wake of previous grand jury calls for better morgue operations; grand jury reports from 2001 and 2009 were met with promises by the Board of Supervisorsâ€”which has thus far failed to breathe life into county plans for a morgue. In fact, $1.75 million that was set aside by the county for forensic renovations were instead used in the purchase of the Commons Building, at 1600 Los Gamos Road in San Rafael, for eventual use as a new sheriffâ€™s-operations center. â€œIt has been 12 years since the first recommendation was made and Marin County still has no morgue facility,â€?the report states.â€œThe Marin County Civil Grand Jury must askâ€˜Why?â€™ â€?Currently, the vast majority of autopsies performed by the sheriff-coronerâ€™s office are conducted within a rotation of three local funeral homes, with a handful of cases being referred to the Napa County Morgue. According to the grand jury, last year 110 autopsies were done at the funeral homes and five were performed in Napa.The grand jury investigation found that the funeral home autopsy facilities are less than ideal: Rooms are small- to medium-sized; lighting and ventilation is poor to acceptable; and sanitary conditions are onlyâ€œadequate.â€?The Napa morgue, however, is more state-of-the-art and, according to grand jury investigators, the Napa County Sheriff-Coroner has expressed interest in taking over all of Marinâ€™s autopsies and exams. After crunching numbers, the grand jury estimates that if all of Marinâ€™s 2011 autopsies had been performed in Napa, it would have cost $225,000â€”$115,000 more than was spent using the funeral homes. But, the report suggests,â€œthis cost can be negotiated.â€? According to the grand jury, the sheriff-coronerâ€™s department is currently gauging interest from local funeral homes to see if a single facility would step forward to be developed into aâ€œsuitably equipped autopsy suiteâ€?to perform all of Marinâ€™s morgue functions.The grand jury describes this as a â€œBand-Aidâ€?solution to the countyâ€™s morgue needs. The report concludes with a recommendation that the Board of Supesâ€œapprove retrofitting a Marin County-owned space for a morgue in either the Marin Commons building or the Civic Center.â€?In the interim, the grand jury recommends using the Napa County Morgue for all autopsies.
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“The existence of a ‘wantologist’ shows how far the market has penetrated our private lives.” — New York Times Sunday Review, May 6, 2012
‘When you can no longer sit on the deck naked to shave your legs, what’s next?’
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ou want something? You can rent a life coach, a baby-sitter, housekeeper, daddy, mommy, grandparent and soccer mom. But how about an elder coach to steer you through the senior circuits of your life? When you can no longer sit on the deck naked to shave your legs, what’s next? For personal reasons, I researched the question. After 42 years in a house perched on the shoulders of Mt. Tam my husband and I are about to join a new tribe in a board and care By Joanne home—well not exactly that, but the unthinkable has happened. We are in our 80s and about to outsource ourselves. A few months ago, g , when our lost p passports p fell out of a folder headed for recycling, I knew it was time. Time to shrink our respon responn sibilities, reduce our faltering footprint. We’d d been living in our hillside house for so long I lost track of some important possessions.. i Was Mother’s coin collection still buried in e my underwear drawer—or was it care caret fully hidden where I couldn’t ﬁnd it it? Where had I put my grandfather’ss gold Waltham? Not with the pass-ports, apparently. The husband and I thought after half-a-lifetime together it was time someone else cooked threee
squares a day, reﬁnished the deck, hacked at the Scotch broom and worried over a leak in the skylights. But where to jump? A friend visited a luxury retirement home in Marin and came away frightened. “The lobby was full of wheelchairs and nobody was talking to anyone else,” he said. They ﬂed. What we wanted was a smaller house on a level lot with a live-in elder-nanny to cook, wash windows and offer psychotherapy. People ﬂying solo have all the more reason to investigate alternatives before meeting with a nasty fall or other disabling condition. I dread the day I have to give up driving, get muddled over paying the bills or need help in the loo. And then if we are isolated there’s no one to listen to Williams our jokes. It took weeks for us to let go of a life remembered but no longer lived—the skis with experience at Sugar Bowl, running shoes that knew the Dipsea Race, mountain bikes once headed for West Point Inn and tennis racquets—ah, what memories. My husband and I met on the tennis court.
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EVERYWHERE WE LOOKED there was a memory and a decision to make. How do you downsize from a two-bed, two-bath to 650 square feet? Give away or sell the big round dining room table, Mother’s heirloom china, the spirited dragon from China, paperweights from Volterra, an ashtray from a Paris hotel; to look through and toss outdated business
ENTERING ENT T SENIORHOOD? TAKE A LOOK: If yyou are one of the people over 65 living in a single si n family home you are in Marin’s 50 percent. Consider this: C •Marin’s senior adults are increasing at a rate faster than the national rate. •One out of four Marin residents is over 60. •Fastest growth in the senior population is in rural/coastal areas, where access to health services rru and an nd transportation is limited. Many seniors are property rich but cash poor. •M If you y are contemplating a change to a different housing arrangement anytime in the next decade, read a little ar bookk called Stay or Move? The Seniors’ Housing Dilemma, by real rea estate counselor Bruce Wrisley.Without being quirky quirkky or pretentious like some advice tomes, the book proved prove e a valuable guide. In 15 chapters and under 100 pages, page es Wrisley throws out the questions seniors should ask themselves. them ms With Wi any major move, he notes, there are ﬁnancial W considerations, including taxes, as well as health, comfort consiid and ffa familiarity with surroundings. First Firrs off, he suggests making lists of the beneﬁts of your present prese e house (husband and wife, please make separate lists) and a what you really want if you make a change. And please, pleasse no ﬁghting. Second, it’s essential to determine where you are going Se ec 12 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 8 - JUNE 14, 2012
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ďŹ les, old tax returns, urns, travel photos, bank statements and clothes from the â€™70s when we had waistlines and danced to the Moody Blues, tambourines ďŹ‚ailing... It was a wrench to say goodbye to all that, a grief at what had been, and no time for grieving. Mourning with no warning, ng, in little bursts of stiďŹ‚ed sobs, fol-lowed by procrasti- The Williamses have had it with the lifestyles of 40-year-olds; or, from the looks of their 1958 nation. wedding photo, the lifestyles of 30-year-olds. â€œI canâ€™t even think about it,â€? a woman friend conďŹ ded when I told her we were going to move out of the privacy of a tree house and into the squirming ďŹ‚atsâ€”somewhere. It took us weeks to weed out and discard. I still feel the love that was recycled. Like earthquake preparedness, long-ignored issues make you realize how unprepared you are for your personal upheaval. The hardest part for us was facing the fact that we were too old to manage the lifestyle of 40-year-olds. Look in the mirror. If you see someone you donâ€™t recognize, call the police. Itâ€™s an intruderâ€”your older self has moved in. <
to locate before you sell. Once you have determined where you are likely to move, engage a real estate agent who has experience in that community and can explain all the detailed disclosure forms and other requirements of a sale, including the listing agreement, agency relationship and a natural hazard report (available from independent sources who sell this information). This can be tedious and time consuming, best attempted with a suitable beverage.
Retirement Communities There are several types of retirement communities in Marin, ranging from luxury to almost affordable. Some are called active retirement communities or planned adult communities. Others offer life-care and others offer independent living (no meals) and assisted living (with meals). In Marin the price varies from as little as $7,000 to reserve an apartment up to $350,000 for an ownership stake, with meals and healthcare provided. Monthly rent ranges from approximately $2,000 to more than $6,000, depending on amenities and services. Health clearances are usually required from a physician.
Disclosures It used to be â€œbuyer bewareâ€? but today itâ€™s â€œseller beware.â€? Meaning: disclose. California law requires sellers to disclose
all improvements, with receipts and permits, and to disclose any problems the seller is aware of. It takes several hours to ďŹ ll out these disclosure forms that your agent can provide. An informed buyer would often require a contractorâ€™s report assessing the present condition of the house, as well as a termite report, an engineerâ€™s report on sewer, soils and/or structural condition and reports on roof, pool, septic tank and water well (if applicable).What, you didnâ€™t know you owned a sewer? And then there are the tax considerations. If you decide to sell your house and buy another one within two years you might be able to transfer your Prop. 13 base year property tax assessment to another California county. Not all counties accept this exemption. In Stay or Move, Wrisley advises seniors to consult an attorney and tax preparer on these matters. Investigate the tax laws that may affect you, especially regarding capital gains. California is a community property state, which has certain advantages. This homework will make the transition less stressful.
Resources For more information, refer to Marinâ€™s Area Plan for Aging (www.co.marin. ca.us/aging).
Stay or Move? The Seniorsâ€™ Housing Dilemma by Bruce Wrisley (2009). Wrisley is a longtime Marin Realtor with an M.A. in psychology from Stanford and a string of credentials, including CertiďŹ ed Residential Specialist and Seniorâ€™s Real Estate Specialist. â€œSharing Common Ground,â€? AARP Bulletin, May 2012. Aarp.org/bulletin
Downsizing Help Mid Century Mobler â€” specializing in Danish modern and American furniture; 415/497-6626 in San Francisco. Info@midcenurymobler.com. Home Consignment Center, 801 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 415/924-6691. Sixteen locations in California, Nevada and Texas. You can email photos of furnishings to ďŹ nd out if the store will accept them to sell. www.thehomeconsignmentcenter. com. Goodwill Industries â€” accepts furniture at the San Rafael store, 809 Lincoln Ave. 415/456-5273. Salvation Army Thrift Store, 350 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415/454-7201. Used, vintage and consignment. â€”Joanne Williams
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Pearl of an idea in West Marin Are diners willing to fork over a few clams for oyster restaurant? by Pat Fu sco
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A CAPITAL CONCEPT It takes more than a village to produce a restaurant in West Marin. At least that’s the philosophy behind the debut of Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness this month, “a community supported and crowd-funded restaurant.” The man behind the project is looking for ﬁnancial help in creative ways. Luc Chamberland is an aquatic farmer who hopes to involve diners, foragers, visitors and Marin neighbors in developing the business on Tomales Bay where oysters just pulled from local waters will star with regional wines. During June there will be pre-opening parties with guest chefs, winemakers and oyster folks with “peculiar libations, storytelling, and fun.” These are scheduled for June 9 (5-9pm) and June 10 (3-6pm) at $45 per person. Also during June, four Thursday night winemaker dinners will feature individual artisan wineries and complementary foods, $50-$75 per person. A slate of capital-raising possibilities is listed on the Depot’s site, www.saltwateroysterdepot. com, including an oystering day on the bay with Chamberland or a traveling oyster bar for a private party of 20. Ofﬁcial opening date is June 19 at 5pm. Hours of operation will be Thursday-Sunday, 11am-8pm. 12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness; 415/299-3736. IT’S FOOD NEWS WEEK... Book Passage in Corte Madera focuses on food this week. Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim will be at the bookstore June 8 (5pm) for a discussion of Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. Both authors have backgrounds in nutrition and politics and their book explores how calorie consumption can dictate policy. Nestles’ slogan: “Get organized. Eat less. Eat better. Get political.”...The subject is urban settings for beautiful food June 9 (4pm) when Dixon Long appears to talk about the second edition of his guide, Markets of Paris. While many of the famous or more modest venues are in the same loca16 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 8 -JUNE 14, 2012
DINING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY Waterfront dining is not easy to come by in Marin. One place that makes the pleasure more accessible—attractive on warm summer nights—is Nourish, the restaurant in the Club at Harbor Point in Mill Valley’s Strawberry neighborhood. Executive chef Alex Placencia, who worked at destination dining spots Boulevard, Farallon and Windows on the World, brings a casual but thoughtful menu to the location overlooking the bay. Biergarten on the Deck opened for the season last week (Saturday-Sunday, noon-6pm) with barbecue and seasonal drinks on board. Weekend brunch buffet service (Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm) is another good introduction to Nourish’s setting. Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday; www.eatatnourish.com, 415/381-4400. ON TOP, DOWN UNDER! We all know how serious they are about beer in Australia, so it’s a coup to do well in the annual Australian International Beer Awards competition. Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant of Novato brought back 10 awards; owner Brendan Moylan and brewmaster Denise Jones were in Melbourne for the occasion. Two of their brews took gold medals: Nor Cal IPA and Hop Craic Dry Stout. SAVOR THE SHORT SWEET SEASON June is the month to ﬁnd the ripest, sweetest strawberries and SusieCakes in Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, is making the most of them. An annual Strawberry Festival brings irresistible treats like little hand-held “sweetie pies” ﬁlled with strawberries and blueberries; a chiffon cake with a pudding and berry ﬁlling is the bakery’s version of strawberry shortcake and red berries appear in cupcakes with white chocolate frosting. By the way, SusieCakes’ ice cream sandwiches are available again; 415/461-2253. DON’T MISS THESE TRUCK STOPS Food truck fans, get with it! Food Truck Crush at the Larkspur Ferry operates ﬁve days a week, 4-8pm, handy for commuters (and the rest of us). Sunday brings Off The Grid to Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing, 11am3pm. This much larger caravan of purveyors has loyal followers with its changing cast of cooks dishing up international eats. < Contact Pat at email@example.com.
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Pizza Orgasmica 812 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415/457-2337 www.pizzaorgasmica.com Delicious pizza, well-crafted brews and a lively scene are all offered up at the fourth Bay Area outpost of Pizza Orgasmica & Brewery in downtown San Rafael. Brazilian favorites are also on the menu and the space Pizza O’ also offers a perfectly legitimate chance to request a menage offers multiple eating options from boisterous to very a trois. kid friendly. On every visit, we make a beeline for the comfy cushion-ﬁlled seats on the ﬂoor with low tables and views of massive brewing tanks on display behind large plates of glass. I haven’t been to the other PO locations, but this one has a lot going on. A lively bar scene is front and center—and numerous ﬂat screens ﬁll the cavernous 150-seatplus space. The room is divided into several distinct areas—a couple of bar/drinking areas, comfortable ﬂoor seating with cushions, and a quieter back area away from the bar scene. There is even an entire room dedicated to children that includes toys, small play structures and a quiet place for parents to eat while their children play. Not surprisingly, the names of the pizzas are in keeping with the theme of the restaurant name and include such specials as menage a trois, doggie style and kama sutra. Some of the pies are as good as their names suggest. My hands-down favorite is the Erotica topped with pesto, rosemary potatoes, cilantro and whole cloves of roasted garlic. Though pricey, the ﬂavors are always spot-on and the touch of cilantro is brilliant. Other winners include the Orgasmica, loaded with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and bell pepper and the Aphrodite, which offers a tangy feta cheese, olive and artichoke experience. You can also opt for a cornmeal crust, or create your own. And, if the pies don’t succeed in tempting diners’ palates, the owners also offer up a handful of their favorite Brazilian entrees including a beef stroganoff and pork chop. As many as 10 different beer options are available, including several ales, a porter, a bitter and two Hefeweizens, that are all made on the premises and taste like it. There are a few IPAs to choose from and my favorite one has a hearty backbone and hoppy ﬁnish. The Amber also has a nice complexity that lingers as a good ale should. Hats off to this 15-year-old local restaurant chain for bringing its brightly colored storefront and racy themed concept to San Rafael. Thus far I haven’t had to explain their tagline to my 10-year-old,“We never fake it.” (But I’m sure that time will come...) — Tanya Henry
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The ‘God’ must be crazy Self-absorbed parents reveal base selves—and they’re not from Marin! by Le e Brad y
od of Carnage is an apt title for an lives, so that for a short time we don’t have to evening that has four middle-aged look at our own. characters moving from espresso The Novaks’ living room with its contemand dessert (an apple and pear clafouti) to porary white leather couches and primitive ﬁsticuffs and vomiting. French African wall masks ends up playwright Yasmina Reza, dibeing polluted as well. Nina rector Ryan Rilette and Bay Ball’s scenic design says it all, NOW PLAYING Area favorites Stacy Ross, with vases of red tulips just God of Carnage runs Remi Sandri, Rachel Harker waiting to be tossed about. through June 24 at and Warren David Keith as The two couple’s lives Marin Theatre Compathe Novaks and the Raleighs, begin to crumble when ny, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley; 415/388-5208, make it an evening of fun and schoolboy Benjamin Novak www.marintheatre.org games—even though it’s hard (private school, of course) to miss Reza’s message that a hits classmate Henry Raleigh violent animal lurks in all of with a stick. The parents, led us, ready to jump out and deby the ultra-liberal Veronica stroy our pretense of being civilized. (Ross), who is writing about warring tribes It is cathartic in a real sense and, as in in Darfur and thinks this too can be worked Albee’s Virginia Woolf, audiences love watch- out, invites the Raleighs over to discuss how ing it happen—to other people. This may to deal with the boys. explain why Reza’s slight play is being done Her husband, Michael (Sandri), a so frequently (San Jose Rep just closed a down-to-earth hardware wholesaler, isn’t production as the Paciﬁc Rep in Carmel is enthusiastic about the meeting but he is opening one.) It also explains why the ﬁlm, used to going along with her. The Raleighs, even with an all-star cast, failed miserably; parents of the youthful aggressor, go along as we want to watch “real” people being pumwell, although pharmaceutical lawyer Alan meled, not celluloid ones. We want to see (Keith) thinks it’s a waste of time (“Our sons them up-close and personal as they quesare savages,” he says). His put-upon trophy tion their self-images and their marriages. wife, Annette (Harker), wants to do the right We want to get involved with the characters’ thing—if it doesn’t take too long.
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Director Rilette keeps the talk threatening and the action broad. Harker is appealing even as she sprawls over a chair with her head hanging into a basin; Ross brings a
vulnerable quality to her smug Veronica that is appealing. As when her husband, Michael, brags about his own youthful ﬁght against a bully. “You beat the shit out of him,” Alan applauds. As the men bond over violence, the women bond against the men until all bonds are broken and a melee breaks out. The action of the play is comically set up so that every time we think the situation is settled and the Raleighs get up to leave, some new event happens to forestall their leaving and introduces new conﬂict. Phone calls get more desperate as Alan deals with his ﬁrm’s representation of a toxic pill that Michael’s mother is taking. (“If she can still walk,” Alan says, “we can use her as a witness.”) And there is that missing hamster that further reveals the chasm between the sexes. Reza’s Art is her best-known work, although MTC did a production of her Life x 3 some seasons back. Carnage has a piquant French ﬂavor that comes through even as translator Christopher Hampton creates a script that is universal and hits American audiences with down-home dialogue. Serious discussions of “moral intelligence” combine with vaudeville slapstick as actors show us who we are when the pressure is on. God of Carnage isn’t one of Reza/Hampton’s best works; it requires really superb actors, an excellent director and a supportive tech crew to make it work. Happily, all are present in this production, which has been extended to June 24. A fun and thoughtful summer treat. < Send some carnage Lee’s way at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A little ‘Night’ music How Estonians and Morten Lauridsen framed my ‘search for the great song’ by M ic hae l St illwate r
single nation, a million voic- neath all the other songs?” and “Is there a es, the fall of an empire.” The songmaker in everyone?” Singing Revolution, a highly While identifying people to be interacclaimed 2006 documentary produced viewed, my wife encouraged me to seek by James and Maureen Tusty, gave view- out artists whose music deeply touched ers around the world me. Choral composer a glimpse of the exand National Medal of traordinary events Arts recipient Morten unfolding in Estonia Lauridsen came imduring the late ’80s. mediately to mind— The ﬁlm shows how my wife and I had the people of Estoboth been enraptured nia, a relatively small by his music for years. nation on the BalAn interview was tic Sea, overthrew a eventually scheduled ‘Shining Night,’ about the life and music of Morten half-century of Soviet Lauridsen, above, is part of Stillwater’s ongoing for early May 2010, in domination by sing- search for the ‘great song.’ San Francisco. We were ing with one united also given permission voice—without ﬁring a shot, no blood to ﬁlm a rehearsal of Lauridsen’s music by spilled. With patient and steadfast determi- Bay Area singing group Volti, conducted nation they eventually paralyzed the ruling by Sausalito’s Robert Geary (artistic direcoligarchy, culminating in Estonia (along tor of both Volti and the San Francisco with the other Baltic states) being the ini- Choral Society). This rehearsal footage, tial domino to fall in the Soviet Union’s combined with the subsequent interview, collapse in the early 1990s. evolved into a 24-minute short, eventually The ﬁlm is stirring in its portrayal of growing into a feature documentary in its both the history and the impassioned songs own right—Shining Night: A Portrait of Estonians sing for their land, songs whose Composer Morten Lauridsen. words provided hope for a future free of inWhen we considered beginning our tolerance. The beauty of the Estonian peoplanned documentary series, In Search ple in The Singing Revolution is captivating of The Great Song, with a ﬁlm focused and their courage in the face of oppression on the music and story of Lauridsen, we and brutality tremendously moving. asked ourselves if this would serve our Throughout the ﬁlm the irrepressible vision of helping reconnect people to their power of music and words is demonstrated. inner song. Would the story of a comWhen united in service poser whose choral music, to a signiﬁcant mesthough extraordinarily sage, music and words beautiful is out of reach NOW SHOWING together can move huof some people’s singing Shining Night: A Portrait manity to great things. capacity, be inspiring for of Composer Morten After years in Marin people who feel disconLauridsen is showing twice sharing songs and nected from their own this weekend, both times feachants that gave voice to creative expression? turing a Q&A with Lauridsen a common spirit, creatThe answer became and Stillwater: Saturday, June 9, 7pm at the Brava Theater in ing spontaneous songs evident in the process San Francisco (performance at the bedside in hosof producing Shining by Volti; Robert Geary conpice, and offering priNight. The power of the ducting) and Sunday, June 10, mary school kids an opnarrative—the telling of 7pm at the Rafael Film Center portunity to turn their one person’s story—is in San Rafael. Info at www. poems into songs, I was irrevocably connected to caﬁlm.org. convinced of a power everyone’s story, and this in song which was both one is no exception. personal and universal. The ﬁlm, whose tagline In response to The Singing Revolution— is “a man, an island...and music that and other movies around the theme of moves the world,” conveys Lauridsen’s song—I started my own ﬁlm project in love of nature and solitude, his passion for the fall of 2009. It began with a series of poetry and the soulful impact of words, interviews with musicians, artists, phihis grief in response to his mother’s death. losophers, elders, indigenous and religious Listening in the depths of silence to his leaders, and people on the street asking the inner song, he masterfully crafts melody questions, “Is there a great song underwith words to be voiced by millions of
In 1990, Estonians turned back a Soviet surge on their capital city of Tallinn through nonviolence and song.
singers around the world. This is a singular journey of reconnection, whether or not those in the audience have ever joined a choir or given voice to their own song. The decision was conﬁrmed, Shining Night was ﬁnished and the world began to respond. Film had become a medium for us to further our vision of “The Great Song.” Recently I was sitting in a restaurant with Singing Revolution co-ﬁlmmaker James Tusty, celebrating the New York premiere of Shining Night (opening a Lincoln Center/Carnegie Hall weekend dedicated to the music of Lauridsen). Tusty’s ﬁlm about song as an instrument of solidarity was so pivotal in my original entry into ﬁlmmaking, it was nearly surreal listening to his heartening response to viewing Shining Night.
For Tusty, after a lifetime in commercial ﬁlmmaking, producing a documentary about the nation of his roots was a passion that had to be fulﬁlled, regardless of how the world responded. For me, after a lifetime in music, a ﬁlm about the transformative power of song was the most obvious theme to choose. The power of words and music together, changing people’s lives, resonated as the common denominator between us. < Michael Stillwater is a ﬁlmmaker and music educator. The former Novato resident, now living in Switzerland, is hosting ChantWave, a community singing program June 8 at 7:30pm at The Barn in Petaluma and a talk June 10 at 10am at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon. For info: www. innerharmony.com. Learn more about the series ‘In Search of The Great Song’ at www.songwithoutborders.net.
ViDEO Signed, SEALed, delivered It’s surprising that movies like Act of Valor aren’t released each week. Produced with the full cooperation—wink wink—of Naval Special War fare, the film is a showcase of SEALs weapons and tactics, gadgets and jargon that will likely thrill you even if, like me, you’re nagged by the film’s certain effect as a recruiting tool for young men—poor ‘Act of Valor’ really sneaks up on you. and minorities mostly. Forget the critical pans: Valor hits the sweet spot, following a smash theatrical run with a video release that can’t keep copies on the shelves at my local store. A nuanceless flag-waver starring real active-duty SEALs (who go uncredited), the pic follows the unit’s attempts to track down a druglordturned-smuggler of terrorists named Christo (Alex Veadov). And engage him they do, sniping, splattering and swiftboating their way across a dozen time zones in defense of country in some utterly persuasive action scenes. It’s pretty impressive to see SEALs skydive from three miles up to get sub-pelagic aboard a nuclear sub in minutes, or to watch one of the stars rappel onto a yacht like he knows what he’s doing, no cutaway. A film that meets a greater public need than critics might appreciate, this one will make even the most watch-listed progressive feel a twinge of pride in our boys. Human torpedoes and balsa-wood video planes, hot damn. —Richard Gould
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Victorian-era London physician whose invention of the vibrator enchants at least one uninhibited patient; Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal star. O Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (1:33) Manhattan expats Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman form a traveling circus and cross Europe in search of the Central Park Zoo. 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 He acts, he writes, he directs, he tapdances: Orson Welles in ‘Citizen Kane,’ play- thwart a ﬁend bent on global ing Wednesday at the Regency and the Sequoia. domination; Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey, Jr., O Battleship (2:11) Swabbies Taylor Kitsch, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson are O Men in Black 3 (1:46) Alien-centric G-man enlisted to protect the planet from maraudWill Smith travels back in time to team up ing aliens. with a younger version of partner Tommy O Bel Ami (1:42) Maupassant’s saucy tale Lee Jones and therefore save the world from of a Paris ne’er-do-well’s bedroom-hopping destruction, or something. climb up the social ladder stars Uma ThurO The Metropolitan Opera: Anna Bolena man, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott (4:20) Direct from the New York Met it’s Thomas as Robert Pattinson’s primary Donizetti’s tuneful true-life tragedy of an illbenafactresses. fated queen and her axe-wielding hubby. O Bernie (1:44) Dark comedy about the unO Moonrise Kingdom (1:33) An island likely real-life romance between a mortician- community is turned upside down when two turned-murderer and a much-despised Texas 12-year-olds run off into the wilderness to heiress; Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black star. make a life of their own; Bruce Willis, Bill O The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1:58) Murray and Frances McDormand are among Maggie Smith and Judi Dench head to India the clueless grownups. for some postretirement exotica and ﬁnd O Peace, Love and Misunderstanding themselves living in a run-down yet charm(1:32) Aging pot-dealing hippie Jane Fonda ing old palatial hotel. shakes up the lives of her conservative O Citizen Kane (1:59) Orson Welles’ explodaughter and grandchildren in Bruce Beressive cinematic debut examines the nature of ford’s quirky comedy. power through a deep and searching lens; O The Pirates! Band of Misﬁts (1:28) Gregg Toland did the cinematography, BerSwashbuckling cartoon about three bucnard Herrmann wrote the music. caneers’ quest for their profession’s highest O Crooked Arrows (1:39) Sports comedy honor: Pirate of the Year. about a Native American high school lacrosse O Prometheus (2:04) Ridley Scott sci-ﬁ team and their snooty prep-school rivals. thriller follows Charlize Theron, Michael O Dark Shadows (1:53) Big-screen sendup Fassbender and company as they explore the of the cult Gothic soap opera stars Johnny outer reaches of the universe and save the Depp as an 18th century vampire who rises human race in their spare time. from the dead smack dab in the middle O Shining Light (1:15) Documentary of the swinging, dysfunctional 1970s; Tim celebrates the life and work of composer Burton directs. Morten Lauridsen, whose acclaimed choral O The Dictator Sacha Baron Cohen as a works embrace nature, spirituality and the deposed North African dictator trying to rebeauty of stillness. create his former majesty in the blasé USA. O Snow White and the Huntsman (2:07) O For Greater Glory (2:23) Andy Garcia Sassy reboot of the classic fairy tale ﬁnds evil and Peter O’Toole star in the true story of a queen Charlize Theron facing down a Snow retired general who led a rebel army during White trained in the art of violence and the Mexican Civil War of the 1920s. warfare. O Happy Feet Two (1:45) Cartoon musical O The Tempest (2:35) The Bard’s fantastic about a troupe of penguins, seals and other tale of a vengeful banished duke with magiterpsichorean critters who sound remarkably cal powers and the remote isle he presides like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Robin Williams over; Christopher Plummer stars. and Pink. O What to Expect When You’re Expecting O Headhunters (1:38) Norwegian thriller (1:50) Ensemble comedy about ﬁve couples about a corporate headhunter whose sideand how they cope with the unexpected deline (art theft) takes a nasty, violent turn for mands of incipient parenthood; Dennis Quaid, the worst. Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks star. < O Hysteria (1:35) Period sex comedy about a 20 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 8 – JUNE 14, 2012
›› MOViE TiMES Battleship (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 4:10, 10:05 NBel Ami (R) Rafael Film Center: 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Bernie (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sun 2:30, 4:45, 9:15 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 SatSun 1, 4, 7, 10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:50 Century Northgate 15: 1:30, 4:30, 7:35, 10:25 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Tue 4:15, 7:15 Thu 4 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:30, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15 NCitizen Kane (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 Crooked Arrows (Not Rated) Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 9:50 Dark Shadows (PG-13) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 4:50, 10:10 The Dictator (R) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 12:20, 5:20, 10:20 For Greater Glory (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:25, 3:40, 7:05, 10:15 NHappy Feet Two (PG) ++1/2 CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon Headhunters (R) Century Northgate 15: 1:35, 7:15 Hysteria (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: 2:20, 7:40 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 9:45; 3D showtime at 7:15 Sat-Sun 11:45, 4:45, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 7:15 Mon-Thu 9:45; 3D showtime at 7:15 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 11:25, 1:15, 1:55, 3:45, 6:15, 6:55, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:30, 4:25, 5, 7:30, 9:25, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:30,
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1, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15, 10:35; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 12:30, 5:10, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:40; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 7 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 1:30, 4; 3D showtimes at 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05, 9:25 Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13) ++++ Century Northgate 15: 12:30, 3:50, 7:10, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 10:50, 2:10, 5:30, 8:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:30, 3:45, 7:15, 10:25 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 5:30, 8:30 Sun-Thu 4:30, 7:30 Men in Black 3 (PG-13) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10:20; 3D showtime at 7:45 Sat-Sun noon, 5, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 7:45 Mon-Thu 9:20; 3D showtime at 6:45 Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11, 12:45, 1:40, 3:25, 4:15, 6:05, 7, 8:40, 9:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 11, 4:20, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 1:40, 7:05 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 12:45, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sun 12:45, 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:45 The Metropolitan Opera: Anna Bolena (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 NMoonrise Kingdom (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue, Thu 11:40, 1:10, 2:20, 3:45, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9, 10:10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05 Sat 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05 Sun 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Mon, Tue, Thu 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Wed 2:30, 4:40 NPeace, Love & Misunderstanding (R) Rafael Film Center:
4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 The Pirates! Band of Misﬁts (PG) +++ Century Northgate 15: 2:35, 7:25; 3D showtimes at 12:10, 4:55, 9:45 Prometheus (R) Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 1; 3D showtimes at 4, 7, 10 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue, Thu 11:45, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:15, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 10, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 1:05, 2:30, 4:10, 5:30, 7:10, 10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:20; 3D showtimes at 4:10, 7, 9:50 Mon-Thu 1:40; 3D showtimes at 4:30, 7:20 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 7, 9:50; 3D showtimes at 12:20, 3:10, 6:10, 9 NShining Light (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 (Morten Lauridsen and ﬁlmmaker Michael Stillwater in person) Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:25 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 Thu 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 7, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:05, 11:25, 1:10, 2:25, 4:05, 5:25, 7:20, 8:25, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:10, 4, 7:15, 10:05 Mon 1:30, 4:20, 7:30 Tue 4:20, 7:30 Wed 1:30 Thu 1:30, 4:20 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:15, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 NThe Tempest (2012) (PG) Century Regency 6: Thu 7 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 7 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 2:40, 7:45
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
Christina Ricci squires Robert Pattinson onward and upward in ‘Bel Ami,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.
SUNDiAL Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin
Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more event information. www.paciﬁcsun.com/sundial
Live music 06/07-10: 7th Annual DjangoFest Mill Valley Festival celebrating music and spirit of great French/Belgian Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. 2 and 8pm performances. See websites for details $35-85. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org
06/08: Friday Salsa with Julio Bravo and Salsabor Salsa. 8:30pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito,. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 06/08: Metal Shop, RockSkool Arena rock from the ‘70s-’90s. 9-11:30pm. $15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 06/09-10: Live Music On Angel Island Live Music at Angel Island’s Cove Cantina And Oyster Bar Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4:30pm. Ferries available form Tiburon and S.F. Rain will cancel. 2-4:30pm. Free. Cove Cantina & Oyster Bar, Angel Island. www.angelisland.com 06/09: Bill Kwan Contemporary pop, jazz.
5-8pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. sausalitoseahorse.com 06/09: Crossfire Party Dance Band Classic motown, disco, R&B, rock, and country. 8pmmidnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. sausalitoseahorse.com 06/09: It’s A Beautiful Day With David LaFlamme, violin. Contemporary blend of psychedelic rock, classical and bluegrass. 9-11pm. $20-23. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com
06/09: The Shook Twins and Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman Identical twins Laurie Shook and Katelyn Shook intertwine harmonies with an eclectic blend of folk, root and pop. 8-10:15pm. $15. Studio 55, 1455-A E. Francisco, San Rafael. 453-3161. studio55marin.com 06/09: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. .sleepingladyfairfax.com 06/10: Black Olive Jazz Band Part of the Outdoor Summer Music Series. 2-4 p.m. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. exit off Hwy. 101, Corte Madera. 924-2961. www.shoptowncenter.com
BEST BET Fairfax, where every day is a bouncy house... Everyone loves a parade, especially when the parade highlights a smorgasbord of Fairfax’s eclectic and hyper-local businesses! Kicking off the weekend-long FAIRFAX FESTIVAL, the parade begins at 10am and weaves its way from 720 Center Blvd. (at Good Earth) to Bolinas, Contratti and Peri parks, where crowds will be met by the 35th annual Fairfax Festival, which boasts music, food, drinks and Look out for bubbles of trouble this weekend in Fairfax... local arts and crafts for purchase. And if a parade and festival featuring local music, eats, arts and kids’ activities isn’t quite enough, look for the festival within the festival, ECOFEST, which proudly celebrates all that is green and good in Marin—from promoting sustainable businesses to serving organic beer and wine and educating the masses about local environmental issues and alternatives. And if you can’t wait until Saturday, Fairfax Festival invites everyone to head out for FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK Friday evening for a screening of Rio. Don’t miss this great weekend excursion to the heart of Marin. Film Night in the Park: Friday, June 8, at 8pm, Central Field at Broadway & Bank. Fairfax Festival Parade: Saturday, June 9, at 10am, 720 Center Blvd. Fairfax Festival: Peri Park, 40 Park Dr. and Bolinas Park, 78 Bolinas Rd. Info: fairfaxfestival.com.—Dani Burlison
F R I D AY J U N E 8 — F R I D AY J U N E 1 5 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar 06/10: Eric Rangel y su Orquesta America Salsa. 4pm dance class. 5:15-10pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 06/12: 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 06/12: Key Lime Pie Rock. 9 p.m. Fourth Street Tavern, 711 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-4044. 06/12: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . www.19broadway.com 06/12: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 06/13: Christopher Lods Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com
06/13: David Grisman and Frank Vignola “Frank’n’ Dawg.” Mandolin/guitar duo. Jazz standards and swing classics. 8pm. $26-36. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 06/13: James Nash and the Nomads Featuring Lebo from ALO (pedal steel guitar), Reed Mathis from Tea Leaf Green (bass), Paul Revelli (drums) and John Burr (keys). 9 p.m. $10. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com
06/13: Jazz at IL Davide with Phillip Percy and Judy Hall Reservation are not required but recommended. Outside seating available. 6-9pm. No cover. IL David, 901 A St., San Rafael. 244-2665. 06/14: Tony Darren Contemporary Jazz. Guitar. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 06/14: Wanda Stafford Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 06/15: Lost Dog Found Jump blues, swing, rockabilly. 8pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 06/15: The Ray Charles Project The music of Ray Charles performed by an amazing lineup featuring Tony Lindsay (Santana); Glen Walters (Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils); Dwayne Pate, bass; Dave Mathews (Santana); Kenny Washington and Kevin Hayes, drums. 8pm. $18-28. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 06/15: Zydeco Flames Zydeco, roots rock. 8:3011pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 06/15:Petty Theft Rock. 9 p.m. $20. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com Fridays: Live Music @ Max’s Rock. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Boulevard, Corte Madera. www.maxsworld.com
Concerts 06/09: St. Luke’s Summer Concert Summer Concert on the lawn. Food by Andy’s Local Market, music by Glenwood Gents and others, “Andy’s Idol” contest, kids activities including a jump house. 3-7pm. $1/tickets for food & games St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 10 Bayview Dr., San Rafael. 454-2705. www.stlukepres.org 06/10: Arias on the Lagoon Benefit concert to support Golden Gate Opera’s 2012-2013 opera
season. Featuring Olga Chernisheva, soprano; Joe Raymond Meyers, tenor and Temirzhan Yerzhanov, piano. 3-6 p.m. $75-135. 27 Peninsula Road, Belvedere. 339-9546 . www.goldengateopera.org 06/10: West Marin Chamber Singers Molly Maguire conducts Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Bill Quist, piano. Moses Sedler also performs. 6:30 p.m. $5-12. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes. 868-2004 or 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org
Dance 06/08: Kopachka Folk Dancers Ethnic dances from the Balkans and beyond. Beginning teaching 7:30-8:00, intermediate teaching 8:00-8:30, dance program 8:30-10:30 then light refreshments. Newcomers always welcome. 7:30-11pm. $7. Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley. 06/14: Dance at Sweat Your Prayers Dance to Ecstatic World Music on beautiful sprung wood dance floor. Join the tribe and let go of stress, worry and tension as you express your most creative self. Beginners welcome. 7-9pm. $15. San Geronimo Community Gym, 1 Lagunitas School Road, San Geronimo. www.sweatyourprayerssg.com
Theater/Auditions Through 06/17:‘The Music Man’ Story of fasttalking, charismatic traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments/uniforms for a marching band he knows will never come to be. Directed by James Dunn. Musical Direction by Debra Chambliss. Choreography by Rick Wallace. 2pm every Sunday. $15-40. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, 801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. 383-1100. www.mountainplay.org Through 06/17:‘The Night of the Iguana’ By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Cris Cassell. See website for showtimes. $20-25. Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com Through 06/24:‘God of Carnage’ When two couples meet to civilly discuss their 11-year-old sons’ playground fight, the veneer of polite society won’t hold up for long in this hilarious Tony Award-winner. 8pm Thurs.-Sat. ,Tues.; 2 and 7pm Sun.; 7:30pm Wed. See website for more information. $20-55, senior discount available Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org
Art 06/08: 2nd Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael Art, refreshments and live entertainment on the 2nd Friday of every month in downtown San Rafael. See website for details/listings. 5-8pm. Free. Downtown , Fourth St, San Rafael. 451-8119. www.2ndFridaysartwalk.com
06/10-30: Marin Society of Artists ‘Hidden Places, Fleeting Moments’ juried member exhibition. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. wwwww.marinsocietyofartists.org. 06/11-08/06:‘The Outsiders’ Plein-air painting exhibition. 10am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc
06/15-08/18:‘Journey: Chronicles in Clay Exhibition’ Terra Linda Ceramic Artists chronicle their personal journey working in clay. Opening JUNE 8- JUNE 14, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 21
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Through 06/29: Jackie Kirk Retrospective Paintings, drawings, monotypes and broadsides from the 1970s to present. Including pieces from her renowned â€œFace of AIDSâ€? series. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org
Through 06/29: MSA Past Presidentsâ€™ Show Marin Society of Artists â€œPast Presidentsâ€™ Show,â€? 85th year celebration. corner of Palm and Magnolia, San Rafael. Opening reception 3pm Sunday, June 10. 9am-6pm. No charge. Dominican University Alameny Library , Palm and Magnolia, San Rafael . www.marinsocietyofartists.org.
Through 06/30: â€˜Images of The Bay Area and the Worldâ€™ Alberta Brown Buller, photography. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext.203. www. cityofmillvalley.org Through 06/30: Herb Zettl Exhibition The Community Media Center of Marin will show recent paintings by Zettl. Opening reception 6-8pm June 8. No charge. Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A St., San Rafael. 721-0636. www.cmcm.tv
Through 06/30: Mill Valley Employee Art Exhibition Art by Mill Valleyâ€™s employees will be at the Mill Valley Community Center during June. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370. www.cityofmillvalley.org
Through 07/06: Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery â€œTransitions.â€? Susan Hersey presents an exhibition of paper, fiber, and mixed media works. Weekdays 8am-7pm. Closed holidays and weekends. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr. at Bon Air, Greenbrae. 461-9000.
Through 07/15: Summer National Juried Exhibition Juried by Berkeley Art Museum director Lucinda Barnes. Open Wed.-Sun. 11am4pm. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org
Through 08/01: Art in the Book Passage Gallery â€œItalia: Photographs from Rome, Venice & The Amalfi Coast.â€? Dana Kelly, photography. 9am-9pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com
Through 08/02: â€œSilver: A State of Mindâ€? Portraits from photographer Vicki Topazâ€™s recent 22 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 8 - JUNE 14, 2012
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. womenonaging.com
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reception 5:30-7:30pm June 15. Noahâ€™s Ark Teapot demo 10am-noon June 23 Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. www.falkirkculturalcenter.org or www.terralindaceramics.com
Talks/Lectures 06/09: Communication for Couples Dr. Seymour Bornstein, M.D., leads a workshop in which you will learn how to keep your relationship on a loving track. Students should read â€œWhoâ€™s Talking Now? The Owl or the Crocodileâ€? ahead of class. 10amnoon. $10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/09: Historic Walking Tour of San Rafael and the Boyd Gate House Scenic walk through the historic buildings of downtown San Rafael. Guests will be treated to stories about the people, places, and events that were critical in shaping the city. Wear walking shoes. 10am. Tickets are $10 General Admission, FREE for MHM members, and children under the age of 12. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. marinhistory.org 06/09: Sugar Sanity Learn about how nutrition, honesty, and fun can help strengthen your discipline muscle, with tasty snacks, safe alternative sweeteners and tips to feed your soul. 2-4pm. $25 plus $5 materials fee Gathering Thyme, 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 524-8693. www.gatheringthyme.com
06/12: Lecture Health Cavallo Point Lodge Hosted by Dr Brad Jacobs, nationally recognized integrative medicine expert, author, and speaker. Every second Tuesday of the month. Topics vary, lectures are complimentary. Beverages and light snack 5:30-6:30pm. Free. Cavallo Point Lodge , Healing Arts Center & Spa 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 624-5217. www.cavallopoint.com/drbrad.html
06/14: Maria Muldaur: An A List Conversation with Paul Liberatore A retrospective look at Mariaâ€™s 50-year career - a long and adventurous journey through the various forms of American roots music. 7:30pm. $12-15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 473-6800. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 06/15: Home Safety Program Gerontologist and home safety specialist Lisa Brinkmann will lead a discussion of ways to increase our home safety and security, to help folks stay in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older. Homestead Valley Village wants to help raise awareness of what can be done to make your home safer - or your parents home. Join them for tea and cookies. 2-3:30pm. Free. Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Ave., Mill Valley. 381-8298. marinvillage.org
Readings 06/08: Nell Freudenberger The author reads from her new novel â€œThe Newlyweds.â€? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com
06/09: Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin Left Coast Writers Launch. Editors Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin discuss â€œWandering in Bali: A Tropical Paradise Discovered,â€? a collection of tales. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com
06/09: Peter Beren and Morton Beebe Beren and Beebe present â€œThe Golden Gate: San Franciscoâ€™s Celebrated Bridge.â€? Beebeâ€™s photographs and Berenâ€™s writing portray the Golden Gate Bridge from many angles. 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/10: Jon Young A lifelong birder, tracker and naturalist presents â€œWhat the Robin Knows:
How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/10: Olin Dodson The author presents “Melissa’s Gift.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/11: Bryan Gruley The award-winning author reads from “The Skeleton Box,” the third novel in his critically acclaimed Starvation Lake mystery series in which the secrets of a small town threaten to change lives forever. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/12: Marin Poetry Center Reading Hosted by True Heitz and featuring Stephen Galiani, Patricia Nelson, Diana Lyster, Renata Santerre, Claudia Chapline and Gail Strickland. 7-9pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., San Rafael. 889-5295. www.reboundbookstore.com 06/12: Rosecrans Baldwin In conversation with Maggie Mason. The author also reads from “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 06/13: Neil Abramson Abramson speaks about his novel “Unsaid.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. www.bookpassage.com 06/13: Sunset Poetry by the Bay Patti Trimble is a published performance poet; Christina Hutchins collections include “The Stranger Dissolves, Radiantly We Inhabit the Air;” Francesca Bell is published in “Rattle, North American Revue.” 7-9pm. $5 donation, no one turned away. Studio 333 Galley, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272.
06/14: Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show A unique community event featuring 21 readings by local poets throughout the bay area. Hosted by Margaret Stawowy and featuring Marilyn King,Oskar Klausenstock,Carolyn Losee,Angelika Quirk, Phyllis Teplitz,C B Follett. 7-9pm. Free. Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd, , Tiburon. 889-5295. 06/14: Why There Are Words A night of dynamic readings with Tami Anderson, Dani Burlison, Carolyn Cooke, Bruce Genaro, Allison Landa, Matt Runkle, James Tipton and Justin Torres. 7-9pm. $5. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272. whytherearewords.com
06/15: Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant Husband and wife authors Applegate (“The One and Only Ivan”) and Grant (“BZRK”) talk about their recent books. 7pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com
Film Events 06/08: Film Night in the Park “Rio” This 3D computer animated musical comedy follows a male blue macaw from a small town in Minnesota to Rio de Janeiro as he searches for friendship, love and courage. Outdoor presentation. 8pm. Free. Donations appreciated Central Field, Broadway Blvd. and Bank St., Fairfax. 272-2756 . www.filmnight.org
06/15: Film Night in the Park “Enchanted” Outdoor screening of “Enchanted.” After being banished to New York City a fairytale princess is forced to reconsider life and storybook romance as she struggles to survive in the modern world. 8 pm. Free. Donations appreciated. Old Mill Park, 300 block of Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org
Community Events (Misc.) 06/09-10: 29th Annual Novato Festival of Art,Wine and Music The free annual festival is set for Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It features live music on two stages, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, food vendors, a premium wine garden, children’s area and fun for the whole family. Free. Downtown, Grant Ave. between Redwood Avenue and Seventh St., Novato. 897-1164. www.novatoartwinemusic.com
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06/09: Marin Lagoon Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale Find a treasure...furniture, jewlry, clothes, household, baby items and more. On Mcinnis Pkwy. past Embassy Suites, San Rafael 8am2pm. Free. Marin Lagoon, Mcinnis Pkwy, San Rafael. 06/09: Marinship Walking Tour Walk back in time on a guided tour of Sausalito’s Historic Marinship. This was a major WWII shipyard which had a significant historic role. 11am-12:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc 06/10: Sunday Morning Qi Gong Obtain powerful tools for self healing. You are also invited to stay afterwards for a positive, life-affirming service at 10am. 11:30am-12:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. Corte Madera Rec Center Patio, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera,. 389-8707. www.danceofqigong.com 06/13: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com 06/14: 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 06/15: 7th Annual Creekside Fridays Very popular summer family event. Bring blankets or chairs. Each week features Marin’s finest musicians playing great music. Purchase food & beverages. Kids play area with jumpee and more. 6:30-8pm. Free. The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us Fridays: Eckhart Tolle Techniques Group support in applying Eckhart’s techniques in balancing form and being well in our lives. RSVP to Libby Darda for address. $5 donation San Anselmo. 456-3341. 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 Tuesdays: New Moms Support Group Drop in, weigh baby, get to know other moms, relax and share experiences. Facilitated by newborn-expert Georgia Montgomery. Help with feeding, sleep and balancing your busy lives. Repeats every Tuesday.
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06/09: Marin Parents of Multiples Club Garage Sale Annual sale features items for expectant mothers, infants, toddlers, and children up to age six. A substantial portion of the sale aids Marin families in need. 8-2pm. Marin Catholic High Schoolâ€™s Gymnasium, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield. 460-9049. www.mpomc.org
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sale with bike frames, forks, wheels, tires, helmets, clothes, cycling shoes & more. Sale benefits Trips for Kids. 10am-4pm. Free. Trips for Kids/ Re-Cyclery, 610 4th St., San Rafael. 458-2986. www.tripsforkids.org
06/12-13: Little Music Circle for Toddlers Small instruments, bubbles, songs, movement, bubbles and laughter. Music is live, classes are ongoing and drop ins are welcome. 10:1510:45am. $10, drop in. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. www.littlemusiccirclde.com 06/13: Fish Feeding Frenzy Help Ranger Bill feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and saltwater tanks. Watch the different feeding styles of rock cod, sea stars, and steelhead trout. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc 06/14: Barney Saltzberg Saltzberg talks about â€œArlo Needs Glassesâ€?. Arlo is a shaggy, free-spirited dog who loves to play catch, until one day he canâ€™t. He needs glasses. 7:30pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com
06/15: Marine Mammal Center at McNears The Whale Bus will visit McNears Beach for hands-on experience with pelts and skulls and examples of marine debris to help people learn how they can help. 10am-noon. Parking is Free for this event McNears Beach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael. 473-4045. www.marincountyparks.org
06/15: Summer Sunsets Concert: Carribean Steel Drums with Mark Rosenthal 5:30 Meet Clifford, the big red dog. 6pm Carribbean Steel Drums with Mark Rosenthal. Reggae/ calypso, jazz and pop. Try your hand at playing a pan. 4:30-7pm. Members: $5; General: $10 Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. www.baykidsmuseum.org
Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 06/09: Campfire Tales: Mount Burdell Annual campfire at beautiful Joske Grove. Hear about the amazing wildlife and learn how to make some fine Sâ€™mores. No animals, please. 6-8:30pm. Free. Mount Burdell Preserve, San Andreas Gate, Novato. 4996387 or 415 473-2816. www.marincountyparks.org 06/12: Birds at Mt. Burdell Get an early start to focus on vocalizations. Look for the many resident species and with some luck see them interact with their newly fledged young. For adults. No animals. Meet at San Andreas Trailhead. 8am-noon. Free. Mount Burdell Preserve, San Andreas Dr. to Gate, Novato. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org
06/15: Cascade Canyon Birds and Flowers Explore the upper reaches of San Anselmo Creek where shaded forests and serpentine laced clearings will reward us with a variety of natural wonders. Adults only, no animals, please. 10am2pm. Free, please carpool. Cascade Canyon Preserve, Gate at end of Cascade Drive, Fairfax. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org
Ongoing: Mt. Tamalpais Habitat Restoration Learn about Mt. Tamâ€™s unique plant and animal life while contributing to their continued survival. This program focuses on invasive species control and native planting. Tools, training and inspiration for the outdoor work provided. Volunteers receive a free day parking pass. Meeting location varies. Call or visit website for event details. MMWD - Sky Oaks Headquarters, 49 Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org/controller?action=menuclick&id=621 Ongoing: Plant A Tree Help plant a stand of oaks that will immediatly be sequestering carbon and purify rain from surrounding streets. Wear gloves. Must be 18 or older. Training and safety regulations on day of planting. Call, email or check website for details. 9:30am-1:30pm. Free. Plant A Tree, Hwy 101/Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 721-437. www.marinreleaf.org
BeneďŹ ts/Gala Events 06/08: World Oceans Day at Fish Restaurant Join Shark Stewards to celebrate World Oceans Day.Celebrate sharks and a healthy ocean with food, libations film and music and to support our Shark programs. 6:30-9:30pm. $35. Fish Restaurant , 350 Harbor Dr., Sausalito . www.seaturtles.org/article.php?id=2283 06/11: â€˜The Central Park Effectâ€™ Join NYC filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball, in an event to benefit PRBO Conservation Science, and be among the first in the Bay Area to experience this moving documentary before it premieres on HBO! 7pm. $50-250. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 06/12: Give Back Tuesday Fairfax Open Space is holding a Give Back Tuesday fundraiser. Fifteen percent of sales are donated to preserve Fairfax open space. 4-10pm. Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. www.fairfaxopenspace.com or www.ironspringspub.com
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›› STARSTREAM by Ly nda Ray
Week of June 7 - 13, 2012
ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You often think you are capable of doing it all—and sometimes you are right. This week, however, you are regularly confronted with the problem that you can’t succeed at everything at once. Competing demands come from your home life and work life. On top of this, you have issues arising from your past while you are attempting to focus on your future. It’s like being told you’re a credit short just when you’re reaching for your graduation diploma... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Once you’ve taken a position on a topic, you stick to it— usually. This week is different. You have a new (although temporary) mental ﬂexibility that helps you understand why there could be more than one way to view a situation. This is, in fact, a brilliant time to work out your differences with siblings and/or neighbors. Whether metaphorical or literal, it’s time to tear down the wall—or at least install a gate.... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Your zodiac celebration continues with a new twist. While you remain sociable (AND popular), you also feel inspired to use your enhanced imagination skills for making money. You have ﬁgured out that the best path to career success is one that interests you enough to stay on it. Once you are bored, you wander off in search of something different. So, the answer is discovering something that never bores you. Then making a fortune writing a how-to on it.... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Whether you’re being shy or simply cautious, you rarely open up and reveal the inner softness behind your tough shell. Now, however, you are ready to discuss who you are—maybe even share insights with relative strangers. You’ve met many new people in the last six months. This is your opportunity to ﬁgure it out: Which ones are keepers and which ones are ships passing in the night? LEO (July 22 - August 22) Typically, you believe that your happiness is connected to whatever amount of fame you are currently enjoying. This does not have to be international fame. It can be within any environment—large or small. Now, however, you are curious about the importance of humility. Not to imply that you will sacriﬁce your designer belongings for sackcloth any time soon. Being curious is not being committed. After all, sainthood is only bestowed after you no longer need it.... VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Spending time in groups—whether a circle of friends or an interesting organization—is recommended for the next ﬁve or six weeks. When sharing your goals for the future with likeminded persons, you feel supported in your efforts as the multiplication of energy makes it easier to accomplish a feat. Although independent Mars in your sign loves to ﬂy solo, even he can appreciate a good ﬂight crew. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) It is occurring to you now that making-a-living does not necessarily cancel out having-a-life—no matter what ambitious Saturn in your sign implies. This week you ﬁnd a way to creatively enhance your career while engaging in social endeavors. And, let’s face it—you are always happier when you are interacting with someone else. From the zodiac’s point of view, a solo Libra is a crime against the nature of Venus. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) It’s time to make travel plans. You’re not a big fan of moving out of your comfort zone, but even you need to leave town once in a while. If ﬂying isn’t your thing (many of you are uncomfortable with the “heightened security measures”) and trains are too limited in destinations, there are other options. You can rent an RV, for instance. Yes, gas is pricey, but think what you’ll save in hotel costs and travel fares.... SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) As one who tends to live in the moment, you don’t often get caught up in worrying about the past. This week, however, you may have to deal with a ﬁnancial issue stemming from a previous relationship or a prior year tax return or both. (This is what happens when your method for ﬁling a joint tax return is “blind trust.”) Fortunately, if this ends up in court, you are likely to be the winner. Along with your $300 an hour attorney... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) When it comes to your professional life, you are all business. When it comes to your personal life, you are not quite so levelheaded. That’s why you should take advantage of logical Mercury’s entry into your relationship house. For the next few weeks, you are capable of rational discussion with your nearest and dearest. This would be a good time to talk about that job offer you’re considering...in Moscow... AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) The idea of joining a health club has more appeal than usual right now. Nevertheless, it may not really be the right thing to do. Yes, you have a stronger interest in getting ﬁt, but you still have trouble with repetition. Signing up for a class that only happens at a certain time on a certain day of the week doesn’t really work with your resistance to rules, regulations and schedules. In other words, you need a Plan B. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Clever Mercury has found his way into the sector of your chart ruling romance, creativity and entertainment. If you can’t discover multiple ways of having fun this week, you are either incarcerated or experiencing a serious bout of self-denial. Sunday is a day for pleasurable indulgences. If it feels good, do it—as long as it’s not illegal, immoral or dangerously imbecilic. So, drag racing on the airport runway is deﬁnitely OUT. < Email Lynda Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 26 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 8– JUNE 14, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129358 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NATIVE JUICE CO., 38 MT. RAINIER DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: CAITLIN MEADE, 38 MT. RAINIER DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; NICOLE FISH, 120 DEER HOLLOW ROAD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 1, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129464 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DRAGONHILL BOOKS, 15 STURDIVANT AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JO ANN RICHARDS, 15 STURDIVANT AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129459 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HEALTH GARDEN SPA, 1917 A BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: THUC NGOC TRAN, 418A 27TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121. 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 May 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129385 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STARBOARD TACK, 448 WELLESLEY AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: TWO REEFS LLC., 448 WELLESLEY 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 May 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129474 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PARTNERS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE, 269 WOODLAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PRISCILLA HOPKINS, 269 WOODLAND AVE., 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 July 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129349 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE CHICKEN DIVA, 930 TAMALPAIS AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: RACHAEL PEARL GRIFFIN, 1385 N. HAMILTON PKWY APT 206, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129500 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WACLA SPORTS, 354 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949: WALTER DE LEON, 36 TRELLIS DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; ANDY DE LEON, 36 TRELLIS DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a co-partners. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 2, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 21, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129509 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOE MOE A.F.C SUSHI, 1 CAMINO ALTO, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: BRANDON SOE MOE, 42831 PARKWOOD
ST., FREMONT, CA 94538. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129511 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDEN IVY HEALTH CENTER, 712 D ST. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WAN, SOW CHENG, PO BOX 281272, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94128. 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 May 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129533 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE SCENTED SEAGULL, 22 EL PORTAL, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: JUICED INC., 53 BARBAREE WAY, TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 May 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129311 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CELLAIRIS.COM, 5800 NORTHGATE DR. CART NO. 08, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MD HAMID KHAN, 119 NOVA ALBION WAY APT. 204, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129471 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COMFORTING HANDS PHYSICAL THERAPY, 311 MILLER AVE. SUITE G, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941-2897: LINDA JO WOBESKYA, 134 SURREY LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129537 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DIRTY WATER, 1301 NYE ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ARAM K. ROUBINIAN, 1301 NYE 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 May 9, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129575 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARINCOGNITO; UFODESIGNSTUDIO; WESTMEDIAWORX, 1355 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. #7, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: SABRINA R. WEST, 1355 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. #7, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 3, 2012. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129563 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DOWN & DIRTY, 2269 CHESTNUT ST. #132, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123: JOSHUA SPERRY, 810 PANORAMIC HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129595 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RED CROW AUDIO, 112A BELLE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BERYL DANIEL CROWE, 112A BELLE AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This
statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 31, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129355 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PARA-DIGITAL, 1 SIMMS ST. SUITE 225, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JAMES B. BARNES, 12 RIVER VISTA CT., NOVATO, CA 94945. 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 May 1, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129532 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HILL88 CONSULTING, 301 ENTERPRISE CONC., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: STEFFEN BARTSCHAT, 301 ENTERPRISE CONC., 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 May 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129610 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SDR CONSTRUCTION, 39 BILLOU ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SAUL RAPISARDO, 39 BILLOU ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129517 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MFIFTY, 251 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: MICHAEL HINSHAW, 251 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129620 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LE LARC, 24 SUMMIT DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: LINDSAY REGAN, 24 SUMMIT DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129527 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TONER WORLDWIDE, 980 MAGNOLIA AVE. SUITE 5, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: MTS PARTNERS INC., 980 MAGNOLIA AVE. SUITE 5, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 May 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 1202188. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TERESA ESTELL WALLACE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TERESA ESTELL WALLACE to TERESA ESTELL WADE. 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: July 5, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin:
PACIFIC SUN. Date: May 9, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 2012) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CLAUDIA H. CHARLOS, aka CLAUDIA HENRIETTE CHARLOS. Case No. PR-1202290. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CLAUDIA H. CHARLOS, aka CLAUDIA HENRIETTE CHARLOS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MICHAEL CHARLOS in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MICHAEL CHARLOS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: June 25, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept: Probabte, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: SHAUN CARBERRY SBN 196767, 564 MARKET ST ROOM 408, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104. TEL(415) 3627850, FAX(415) 362-7591. (Publication Dates: May 25; June 1, 8, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1202327. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner RONWEN C PROUST filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: RONWEN CHARLOTTE PROUST to BRONWYN CHARLOTTE PROUST. 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: July 13, 2012, 8:30 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: May 17, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012)
STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL PARTNER. The undersigned hereby certifies that he/she has withdrawn on the date shown as general partner from the conduct of business under said Fictitious Business Name. File Number 201138. The information give below is at is appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): ZUMA, 11265 STATE ROUTE 1, PT. REYES STATION, CA 94956. FILED IN MARIN COUNTY ON: 6/2/08; UNDER FILE NO. 117468; REGISTRANT’S NAME(S):CONSTANCE C. MORSE, 25 FORRES WAY, INVERNESS, CA 94937 This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on May 17, 2012 (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): CIV 1104901 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SCOTT RASTEGAR, CARL HOAGLAND, PAULINE HOAGLAND, NANCY MORITA, MICHAEL EMERY, THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND DOES 1 THROUGH 100 INCLUSIVE: YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): DAVID WARNER, SUZANNE WARNER. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escucher su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tienne 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California. (www.sucorte. ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO:
Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciÃ© n de $10,000 Ã© mÃ¡s de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiÃ© n de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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):LAW OFFICES OF ALAN MAYER; ALAN M. MAYER ESQ, 1120 NYE ST. #200, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901;(415)4574082. Date (Fecha): October 3, 2011 /s/ Kim Turner, Clerk (Secretario): by, C. Lucchest, Deputy Clerk (Adjunto) (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304377 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. Fictious Business name(s): GOLDEN IVY HEALTH CENTER, 712 D ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: April 27, 2011. Under File No.: 126706. Registrant’s Name(s): WENDY YE, 4888 PARTSALON WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on May 22, 2012. (Pacific Sun: May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2012)
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My boyfriend of two months is a gem, but his house is a horror. The fridge and bathroom are disgusting, and the whole place is seriously messy. There’s this eerie feeling that the house was formerly homey, like nothing has changed since his wife left him three years ago—down to the box of sanitary pads in the bathroom cupboard and the very wife-ish folksy kitchen art everywhere. I wonder if the state of things reﬂects some inner devastation he’s feeling post-divorce. He takes pride in his home’s exterior, meticulously maintaining his lawn, and I don’t think he’s trying to impress the neighbors (not a pretentious bone in his body). He hadn’t changed his sheets in our two months together, so I removed the pillowcases and dropped them on the ﬂoor as a hint. He didn’t get it. It seems too early in the relationship to say anything. Still, I don’t feel I should have to keep faking that I’m comfy in his home and in his bed on sheets that feel like they haven’t been washed since the 1980s.—Yuck
A woman can leave a man, but apparently, cows grazing on a ﬁeld of gingham and “Rooster Crossing” signs are forever. And of course, nothing says a man’s open to a relationship like his ex-wife’s 3-year-old box of Kotex. Welcome to the Museum of the Ex-Wife. At least, that’s how you’re seeing it, and that’s understandable. In trying to make sense of things, people have a tendency to look for some underlying deep meaning. And, sure, maybe the biohazards and lingering Kountry Kitchen Kwaintness are reﬂective of some inner darkness on his part (depression, inability to cope with his loss and move on). Or...maybe it was his job to care for the outside of the house and hers to care for the inside, and after she left, he never thought to ﬁll in the blanks on the chore wheel. Before long, the place became Home Sweet Bacteria Rodeo. If you don’t see other signs suggesting he’s depressed or troubled, he’s probably just mess-blind. It’s hard for those who practice what would be considered ordinary tidiness and house hygiene to understand, but for some, all the chaos and grunge just blends into a big, benign whatever. The basic rule of this sort of laissez-faire housekeeping: If the crud isn’t so big and scary that it’s grabbing your ankle as you’re en route to the toilet, why get your last pair of clean underwear into a wad? It is cute that you thought dropping stuff on the ﬂoor—the ﬂoor of a man who basically lives in a two-bedroom landﬁll—would have an impact on his housekeeping standards. You should actually consider it a bit troubling that he apparently made no attempt to tidy up for you. Even the most squalor-inured tend to look at their living situation through new (and horriﬁed) eyes when a new romantic partner is coming over and try to do something—get a backhoe in there, burn the bedding, crash a Febreze truck into the living room. I’m not suggesting you go all Joan Crawford on the man (“NO. MORE. WIRE. HANGERS!”), but you can’t let him think it’s no big deal for you to get in bed onto sheets that feel like they haven’t been washed since the Reagan administration. (If you put out a message that anything goes for you, whether in the housekeeping department or any other, very likely, anything will.) Don’t be pulling on any rubber gloves, either. (Start cleaning up after him and you’ll keep cleaning up after him.) Instead, say something gentle but direct like “I think you’re a great guy, but I really need you to clean your place so I feel comfortable there.” There is a chance that he’ll break up with you over this. But, what kind of man kicks the girl out of bed and keeps the cracker crumbs? Instead of trying to get him to clean up his whole act at once, take things step by grody step. Whatever effort he makes, keep letting him know you appreciate it. If the house isn’t getting to a civilized level of clean, gently suggest that it needs a woman’s touch—a cleaning woman’s: “Ever thought of getting a maid once a month?” Finally, address the ex-wife’s leftovers by joking that some of the decor doesn’t quite seem a reﬂection of him. In fact, you’re particularly confused by the box in the bathroom cabinet, but you’d like to be supportive: “A man’s ﬁrst period is a very special time, and there’s no reason to feel ashamed about the changes in your body, which should soon have you turning cartwheels in a ﬂowing white skirt.” < © 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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