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›› LETTERS Feeling quite a bit of dejection... I daily walk the trail that was mentioned in a recent Zero [Hero&Zero, June 8, regarding the toothpick-mounted signs that are being stuck into pet excrement]. I do know who it is that is leaving the little signs asking people to pick up their poop. I just want to let everyone know that for a long, long time, these people did walk the trail a couple of times a week with a large bag that they filled with other people’s dog’s poop. Yes, they cleaned up after everyone. They eventually burned out on this “job,” which is, I believe, why they have chosen to find another way to get across to people to clean up after themselves. Unfortunately, it’s not working, and I have taken up the task of weekly cleaning the trail. I have to tell you, it is very disheartening to have cleaned the trail all the way down to the pump station, and to come back 18 hours later, only to find the trail full of poop again. Come on people, the real Zeros here are the ones who walk around expecting someone else to clean their a--es for them. Ruth Barkan, Kentfield

Dog poop zeros more like ‘number twos’... I have lived in Kentfield for 43 years. An average of three times a week I walk the fire road that you referred to in your “Zero” recently. The little toothpick signs that you see stuck in dog poop work as a good reminder. I have never seen the signs litter the road. Only the poop and the bags that seem to get filled, but not picked up, litter the road until a good Samaritan picks up after others. The zeros “multiplied” should be given to those people who do not pay attention

to their dogs. Frequently I see licensed dog walkers with three, four or five dogs walking behind the dog walker who is non-attentive to their charge and at the same time is often on a cell phone. Some dog walkers often walk unleashed dogs on the Hoo-Koo-E-Koo trail. The nuisance (double meaning) makers are the one deserving zeros.



Volunteers a great return on investment, finds grand jury People willing to work for free is a huge cost savings, report says Read the full story here posted Monday, June 18,.... Anyone for a game of Agenda 21? Regional planning a sinister plot to Soviet-ize Marin, say Tea Partiers Read the full story here posted Friday, Ju... Single in the Suburbs: Kvetcher in the wry Far be it from me to complain, but... Read the full story here.

Carl Polesky, Kentfield

‘A Train’ answer missed its stop! Regarding Howard Rachelson’s Trivia Cafe question from June 8 [“What jazz composer, pianist and bandleader with a noble nickname composed “Mood Indigo” and “Take the ‘A’ Train”? Answer: Duke Ellington, left, met Strayhorn Ellington]. Duke in 1938 and their musical Ellington did not collaboration lasted until the latter’s death from esophageal compose “Take the ‘A’ Train,” Billy cancer in 1967. Strayhorn presented it to Duke hoping he would like it. Strayhorn also wrote the music and words to “Lush Life” when he was about 17 years old. “Mood Indigo” had several composers. Carlo Gardin, Fairfax

Howard replies: Carlo is exactly right; although Duke Ellington did write the music for “Mood Indigo,” it was Billy Strayhorn in 1939 who wrote “Take the ‘A’ Train” for Ellington’s band—which became a huge worldwide hit, and Duke’s signature song. After Duke had

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› offered Billy a songwriting job, Duke sent him travel directions from Pittsburgh to New York, including the phrase, “Take the ‘A’ Train.”

Reverse dissemination Just three weeks ago, I was in a parking lot walking the groceries to my car. A lady pulled out from her parking space, almost hitting me. I yelled, trying to get her attention, to no avail. I had to actually jump out of the way and narrowly escaped a horrible fate. The poor little woman was horrified as she looked out the window and realized what she had almost done. She apologized so profusely, I couldn’t be mad at her. She had been relying solely on her rearview mirror for backing up her car, but not looking over her shoulder. Fast-forward to today, when the same thing almost happened again. This time I was in my car, refuge, phew! Again the driver apologized and felt a sense of shock and remorse. We all make mistakes, some of them just happen to cause more harm than others. Again no one was hurt, and no harm was done. But it was a narrow escape, once again. I can only feel empathy for the two drivers, they were both so sweet and so sincerely, and very deeply, apologetic. Perhaps they suffered even more than I did. Still, since this happened twice in three weeks, I thought I would bring it to public attention. We all really do need to look over our shoulders as we back up our cars. It’s a responsibility. Thank you all. Drina Brooke, Novato

County has head up its demitasse In a perfect world the county of Marin would be leading us down the green brick road. In an imperfect but acceptable world the county would follow the lead of its environmentally conscious citizenry and join the march. But in the case of the Civic Center cafeteria, we find the county with its head up the ostrich. With the rest of the county eliminating disposables, the only way to get a cup of coffee at the CC cafe is in your hat or their disposable, single-use plasticized paper cups. This is even true for eating in. What happened to the multiple-use crockery they used to have? Gone the way of the old inter-town trolley we used to have, I guess.

Sustainability pioneers not being sustained! It is clear (at least with my reading glasses on in good light) after seeing Jason Walsh’s story last week on the Environmental Forum of Marin [“And the Environmentalists Go Marching On,” June 15] that the Yeah, but if John Muir had Marin environhad a Lexus and a decent cut mental movement of steak, he might not have is both going green been so gung ho about the and going gray. Yosemite Valley... Exactly who is going to replace these elderly pioneers of sustainability, Faber, Griffin, Cuneo and Dennis, as they march off into, ah, history? I don’t like the looks of this situation. The boomer generation, of which I am a part, the one right behind the pioneers, is too busy paying bills for private high schools, Lexus SUVs, Niman beef tenderloin, and their spots up at Martis Camp. There are no John Muirs, Aldo Leopolds and Caroline Livermores waiting in the wings around our critical habitat, folks. We in a heap o’ trouble. Skip Corsini, San Rafael

‘Restorative justice’ doesn’t mean restore them to prison... Regarding the story about the grand jury’s report on restorative justice [“Prison is No Deterrent from Crime, says Grand Jury,” June 15]. Some time ago a San Quentin chaplain wrote a book about how the prison population is kept high artificially, namely by grabbing parolees off the street on drummed up charges. A high prison population is $. Lots of overtime. Strong union political support. Grand jury is going to have to dig deeper. That is why California has the highest recidivism rate: 67 percent. Leonard Korinek, Marin

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The greenwashing of black gold Industry’s oil-is-good campaign would even impress Don Draper... by Pe te r Se i d m an


n one side of a split screen an earnest African-American eighthgrader looks into the camera proudly and demonstrates how a robotic arm he made can raise a cup. “Isn’t that cool?” he says with a wide smile. On the other side a Chevron geologist says, “A high school science teacher made me what I am today. Now I get to help science teachers. Isn’t that cool?” The TV ad is part of a Chevron campaign called We Agree. The geologist says that during the last three years his company has “put over $100 million into American education. That’s thousands of kids learning to love science.” The ad is crafted with the same kind of dedication Don Draper uses in his Mad Men marketing to push booze and cigarettes. The Chevron TV ad is greenwashing. And it’s just one spot in a series that features a sympathy-inducing member of the public followed by a Chevron employee pushing a greenwashing finish. Oil shale gas needs to be good for everyone states one spot. I agree, says a company representative. The campaign even includes an ad that touts Chevron’s work in Nigeria sending people into local communities to teach residents about HIV/AIDS. Chevron isn’t the only oil and gas company using a modern melding of adver-

tisement and public service spots to demonstrate inherent goodness. ExxonMobil runs messages with sweet graphics and a soothing voice-over encouraging people to join the company and “inspire teachers.” Oil and gas companies are spending millions to convince people there’s some goodness in what many environmentalists and sustainability proponents see as the heart of darkness. Why spend all that money on marketing campaigns of persuasion? According to oil industry expert and activist Antonia Juhasz, author of Black Tide, The Tyranny of Oil and The Bush Agenda, “The advertising serves two functions.” Juhasz has appeared on many TV and radio shows and holds various positions at a number of nongovernmental organizations; she also worked as a legislative assistant to representatives John Conyers, D-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md. She says the We Agree campaign taps into a kind of perverse wish fulfillment worthy of the most masterful advertising executives selling an inherently unpleasant product. “Nobody likes the oil industry,” Juhasz says. “Nobody thinks they’re a nice industry. But [people] are willing to believe that it’s doing the best that it can and is helping” to deal with problems people around the world face. “I don’t think 10 >


by Jason Walsh

Sutter to pay $21.5 million to Marin General A court-appointed arbitrator has awarded Marin General Hospital $21.5 million in damages stemming from a lawsuit filed against Sutter Health alleging a “reprehensible” removal of tens of millions of dollars from the hospital’s coffers. Marin General filed the suit in 2010 and was seeking $120 million—the amount hospital officials said was inappropriately transferred to other Sutter affiliates over a four-year period—in addition to other compensatory damages that allegedly undercut the hospital’s ability to operate effectively. The $21.5 million is a fraction of the total amount Marin General was seeking. In her ruling, arbitrator Rebecca Westerfield specifically addressed the transfer of funds by saying,“Sutter had no legal obligation to leave reserves other than $5 million in cash and $20 million in accounts receivables, plus $5 million in the Foundation, which Sutter did.” Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry said company officials are “extremely pleased” by the decision. “Sutter Health not only met the fiduciary requirements outlined in the Transfer and Settlement agreement with the Marin Healthcare District,” Fry said in a statement,“but also returned a high-quality, well-run hospital that, at the time of transfer, generated revenue well in excess of its monthly expenses.” The controversy stems from the period from 2006 to 2010, when Sutter officials transferred about $30 million a year from the hospital to reinvest in other Sutter operations. Prior to 2006—the year an agreement was reached that Sutter would hand the reins of the hospital back to the Marin Healthcare District in 2010—Sutter had averaged about $3 million in yearly transfers, according to hospital officials. The drastic uptick in funds being transferred, argued Marin General officials, was Sutter’s attempt to loot the hospital before the affiliation dissolved. But Westerfield wrote in her ruling that “The District had agreed to the Equity Cash Transfer Policy and thus to sharing its revenues with the Sutter affiliates...” The cash generated by Marin General while it was an affiliate of Sutter, continued Westerfield,“did not ‘belong’ to MGH” and was to be used to further the charitable purposes of Sutter. The case headed to arbitration in January and has been in deliberation for the past 11 weeks. The $21.5 million Sutter must pay the hospital is related to overfunding of employee pensions, physician recruitment and data conversions during the transfer period. Marin General spokesperson Jamie Maites said district officials are “gratified” that Westerfield agreed that some funds should be restored to the hospital. “The arbitrator’s decision supports what we’ve said for several years—Sutter’s appropriation of funds was improper,” said Maites. Maites said the hospital would be establishing specific plans for the use of the $21.5 million over the next several weeks to support modernization efforts. Boozy parents a bad influence, reports grand jury Marin parents need to stop tanking up their kids, says a Marin County Civil Grand Jury. In its report released this week,“The Marin Youth Alcohol Crisis: One City’s Response,” the grand jury came to some sobering conclusions: Marin’s excessive-drinking rate is 50 percent higher than the U.S. average—and a large part of the reason is the high rate of alcohol consumption among the county’s teen population. 10

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Is Novato penny-wise, or climate foolish? City ‘opts out’ of clean energy for $7,800 in filthy lucre... by Jason Walsh

“People today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” —Oscar Wilde


At only $7,800, Novato officials could get this vacuum tank at a steal!

NRDC realize a 19-foot Mako fishing boat just went up on Craigslist for $7,800 OBO? We’re not suggesting that going with what’s cheaper is always a bad thing. People do it every day when buying groceries, toilet paper and socks. And if Novato were saving, say, $100,000 a year—the equivalent of running several more senior or kid programs—we’d probably jump into bed with PG&E as well. But $7,800 was all it took for four of the councilmembers to side with the Snidely Whiplash of utility companies? Let’s put that amount in perspective: The city’s 2012-13 operating budget is $30.9 million—$7,800 rounds out to slightly more than 0 percent of that budget. Staying with Marin Clean Energy would have literally cost the city next to nothing. Of course, the Novato City Council has never pretended to lead the charge for clean energy. (One longtime councilmember still doubts human-made climate change is taking place.) From the early days of the Marin Energy Authority, when town officials were duped by PG&E warnings that MCE would cost ratepayers $30 or $40 more a month (so far it’s been $2.56 a month), to 2010 when community demand in an election year finally swayed Councilwoman Madeline Kellner to swing her vote in favor of joining the joint powers of authority, Novato officials have approached clean energy with the enthusiasm of a wet finger headed for a live socket. But the only shock we see coming is the one our kids will experience if today’s leaders don’t take science more seriously. In her dissenting vote last week, Novato Mayor Denise Athas said we need to “reach beyond ourselves and look to the health of the community.” We’d suggest her fellow councilmembers spend a few pennies on similar thoughts. < Warm Jason’s globe at

by Howard Rachelson

1. What woman, who was madam of houses of ill repute in San Francisco, and opened Sausalito’s Valhalla Restaurant, later became mayor of Sausalito? 2. To combat the growing obesity epidemic, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg has controversially proposed banning the sale of what? 3. What superstitious people don’t do... 3a. Walk under a what? 3b. Allow what to cross their path? 3c. Open what object indoors? 4. What two locations in the USA hold the largest collections of gold bullion? 5. Can you identify four major league baseball teams with colors in their names? 6. Pictured, right: Name these things that are 6a 6c really BIG! 7. Made from mayonnaise, chopped pickles, capers and onions, this white-colored sauce goes very well with fish and chips. What is it? 8. After allegations that up to 10,000 private telephone numbers may have been hacked by journalists, what London tabloid newspaper abruptly published its final issue last July? Who is the owner? 9. Lying to the east and west of Greece are what two seas whose names begin with vowels? 10. Oliver Stone’s 2008 film W was a biography of what personal friend of his, a former classmate 6b 6d at Yale? BONUS QUESTION: The 38th parallel north of the equator separates what two adversarial countries with similar names? Howard Rachelson invites you to trivia contests, Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael, and Thursday, June 21, at the Corte Madera Library, 7pm (free).

 VMarinites constantly impress us with their spirit of giving. Name a need in our community and you’ll likely find people willing to donate their time and energy to help. Last week, volunteers for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) rescued threatened steelhead trout and endangered wild coho salmon from the Barranca Creek in Lagunitas. The creeks along the Lagunitas Watershed dry up in the summer months, trapping the fish in evaporating pools. Scientists worked alongside the volunteers, rescuing about 100 fish and releasing them to a perennial flow section downstream. SPAWN’s fish rescue continues through the summer. If you’d like to be a Hero and join the volunteer team, contact SPAWN biologist Jonathan Appelbaum at or call 415/663-8590 ext. 114.

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ith all due respect to Mr. Wilde, here are a few prices worth knowing. They’re all on Craigslist for exactly $7,800: a Yamaha baby grand piano; a 1996 wide-glide Harley; a 1972 Pontiac Le Mans; an 18kt solid gold ladies’ Rolex. It’ll be interesting to see what the city of Novato splurges on with its extra $7,800— that’s the amount it’s saving by choosing energy that’s 30 percent dirtier in order to save 2 percent on its annual bill. We vote for the 1,800-gallon vacuum tank that went on sale June 14 in San Jose. It may come in handy decades from now when they need it to suck up all the San Pablo Bay waters that have engulfed Bel Marin Keys. The city of Novato voted 4-1 last week to opt out of powering its city services through the 50 percent mix of renewable energy offered by Marin Clean Energy and instead spend the town’s money on the 20 percent renewable mix of Pacific Gas and Electric. Among county pro-PG&E municipalities, Novato is so far joined only by Sausalito, whose council was a bit wobbly kneed back in 2010 when MCE was just getting started. Larkspur and Corte Madera are expected to vote on the matter within the next few weeks. In voting for PG&E, freshman Novato Councilman Eric Lucan said during last week’s vote that it was the council’s duty to taxpayers to make a decision that is most “financially prudent.” But is saving a couple of thousand a year in the hopes that climate scientists are overestimating the dangers of global warming “financially prudent”? Here’s what the nonprofit environmental advocacy group the Natural Resources Defense Council says about “the cost of climate change”: “Four global warming impacts alone— hurricane damage, real estate losses, energy costs, and water costs—will come with a price tag of 1.8 percent of U.S. GDP, or almost $1.9 trillion annually (in today’s dollars) by 2100. We know how to avert most of these damages through strong action to reduce the emissions that cause global warming. But the longer we wait, the more painful—and expensive—the consequences will be.” That’s all well and good, but does the




WFolks enjoy spending sunny days on Marin’s beaches. Unfortunately, nice weather on the weekends means Marin locals are confronted with dangerous traffic conditions. Last Saturday was a prime example. Cars were at a standstill on Highway 101 approaching the Stinson Beach and E. Blithedale exits. Beachgoers in the middle and fast lanes, apparently not wanting to wait at the exit ramp, attempted to merge at the last minute, creating havoc. Drivers expecting to continue on 101 in the through lanes came upon cars at a complete standstill in front of them. Though the biggest Zeros are the impatient drivers, we have to wonder about law enforcement. Since we experience similar traffic patterns on warm summer weekends, shouldn’t CHP anticipate and prevent this hazardous situation?—Nikki Silverstein

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< 8 Newsgrams “Many parents and government entities do not regard their status as frontrunners in underage drinking as an important issue,”begins the report.“The Marin County Civil Grand Jury thinks otherwise; youth binge drinking is a public health crisis in Marin County.” The reasons for the lofty teen-drinking numbers, according to the report, are largely due to the influence of Marin’s big-boozing adults, as well as the abundance of alcohol made available to teens. “Their primary sources are local liquor retailers and social sources, including their parents, older friends and siblings,”says the grand jury.“House parties in friends’homes, usually when parents are away, are the main place where kids consume alcohol. Sometimes parents host these parties, including providing the alcohol.”Social-host ordinances exist, acknowledges the grand jury, but rarely are they enforced. “Parents have the most influence on their children’s alcohol-related attitudes and behavior,” say the report.“Parents should model good behavior, stay close to their children and talk to them about alcohol.” The report applauds the city of Novato’s Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth for its work in changing “social norms that accept and permit underage drinking”and implementing strategies aimed at reducing kids’exposure and access to alcohol. Such efforts have included asking merchants to relocate alcohol to make it harder to steal, enforcing shoplifting laws and placing signs to warn against the consequences of selling alcohol to minors.“Grassroots actions have already been used to stop a national clothing store’s alcohol-themed ad campaign and prevent a gas station from obtaining a liquor license,”said the grand jury. In its conclusion, the grand jury recommends that the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services and the Marin County Office of Education take a bigger leadership role in educating the community about the dangers of underage drinking and attend meetings of the Blue Ribbon Coalition to“provide support and guidance, share ideas and stay abreast of the coalitions’ activities, challenges and successes.”

Second-place finisher still a mystery As of press time, Democratic congressional candidate Norman Solomon says he’s narrowed Republican candidate Dan Roberts’second-place lead to 596 votes—with more than 17,000 ballots to be counted in the hotly contested 2nd District primary. The pair are vying for second place—and hence the second runoff position—in the June 5 primary, which Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, led overall with more than 37 percent of the vote.The election night tally had Roberts in second place with 15.3 percent and Solomon behind him at 14.2 percent. But with somewhere in the neighborhood of 40,000 absentee and provisional ballots uncounted at that time, Solomon refused to concede and his campaign has remained confident the final numbers will lift the Inverness political activist into the Nov. 6 runoff against Huffman. The 2nd District campaign is one of five California congressional races listed as“close contests”by Secretary of State Debra Bowen. State laws allows county election officials 28 days to issue their final vote totals and, according to Solomon supporters, their man has narrowed the gap by 60 percent in the first two weeks of post-election-night vote counting.Three of the 2nd District’s six counties have issued their final reports—Del Norte, Mendocino and Trinity. Among the remaining counties, Sonoma has about 8,700 outstanding ballots, Humboldt 6,500 and Marin about 2,000. All three counties are expected to report their final vote counts soon— possibly by June 22. Supes to hunters: chase the bear yourself, tough guys! Hunters shouldn’t be allowed to hide behind their puppy pals anymore, says the Marin County Board of Supervisors in a letter and resolution it’s adopting and sending to state Assemblyman Jared Huffman.The Supes unanimously approved the resolution in official support of Senate Bill 1221, legislation which would ban“hounding,”the controversial practice of allowing packs of radio-collared hunting dogs to chase bears and bobcats to the point of exhaustion, at which point the frightened animal is either ravaged by the excited dogs or climbs a tree where the human hunter catches up and blows the animal away at point-blank range. Authored by state Sen.Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, the bill would“prohibit a person from permitting a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time,”except when being done for law enforcement purposes by federal, state or local officers. SB 1221 was passed by the Senate earlier this spring and is currently in committee in the Assembly.The Assembly bumped its committee hearing for the bill from June 12 to June 26, the deadline for it to pass committee—a move that“concerns”the board.“We urge you to pass this bill out of committee on that day as written, without amendments,”say the supervisors. Written at the request of Supervisor Kate Sears, the letter says,“Those who are working hard to defeat this bill do not represent the sentiments of California’s general population who have consistently signaled their concern for the humane treatment of all animals by voting twice to outlaw mountain lion hunting, to stop the use of cruel wildlife traps and poisons, and by voting overwhelmingly in support of the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty ballot initiative in 2008. Marin County voters have led the way on these issues.” Add the supes:“Hounding is an unacceptable practice that most states with significant bear hunting activity have already banned because it is cruel to both the prey animal and the dogs and because it violates the principle of‘fair chase.’” Hounding of bears is illegal in 14 other bear-hunting states; bobcat hounding is banned in 13 states. According to the board’s resolution, a 2011 poll by Mason-Dixon Polling shows that over 80 percent of Californians oppose hounding. 10 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 22 - JUNE 28, 2012

< 8 The greenwashing of black gold the ads convince people that the oil industry is a clean, safe, humane industry.” But the ads “convince people that they can sort of turn away and worry about other issues. The industry convinces people that it’s as good as it’s going to get. The oil industry hopes we will ignore it and let it go about its business.” The more the industry can portray itself as caring, says Juhasz, the more it can convince people that although the oil and gas industry might not be humanitarian, it isn’t “a pillager.” The sophistication in the copywriting, casting, lighting, photography and all the other pieces of the advertising toolbox on display in the We Agree campaign is an overwhelmingly persuasive force. Don Draper knows the power of persuasion. So do Chevron and British Petroleum and the other multinational oil companies. Juhasz sees another tactic that makes a regular appearance on TV screens these days. Ad campaigns to convince people about the inherent goodness of hydraulic fracturing and so-called clean coal require an alternate marketing route to convince and persuade. “When [the industry] talks about issues the American public doesn’t have a lot of information about, like fracking and clean coal,” it uses tactics similar to how it framed the debate over climate change. “The industry sought not to convince us that there wasn’t a problem, but rather that there was a debate among experts.” The goal in the climate change marketing scheme, says Juhasz, was to convince the public that ordinary people couldn’t possibly understand the complexities of climate change if scientists were still debating the issue. “If they show us some commercials that fracking and coal are clean and safe, and they provide jobs, then a public that has a lot of other things to worry about will just agree that the experts will have to figure things out, and when they do, then we will form our opinion.” The strategy is the same as the We Agree campaign: “to get us to ignore them and let them go about their business.” The power of persuasion demonstrated in the We Agree campaign is echoed in the British Petroleum ads telling people how wonderfully the Gulf has recovered after the worst maritime environmental disaster—caused by deep-well drilling—in the country’s history. The BP spots also use warm and cuddly people to convince. Company spokespeople make a point of saying how BP is investing in local communities. The ads don’t mention that the investment is part of a legal requirement BP must fulfill. The BP strategy aims to blunt and deflect what should be a serious move to hold the oil company accountable, says Juhasz. “It’s misrepresenting the conditions of the Gulf, and it’s misrepresenting them so the American public won’t [demand] the Department of Justice hold [BP] to the full account of the law.” The ads try to ensure that “we won’t take the very specific actions that we can take.” Juhasz says people have the power to call on the Justice Department and elected officials and ask that they do what should be done

under law: make BP deliver full restitution and full restoration and address full economic harm. The industry “would very much like us not to do that.” The warm and fuzzy ads have a hard-edge intent that skirts rules regulating greenwashing. Although the federal government as well as state governments can have laws that prohibit out-and-out lies in company commercials touting green attributes, there’s a paucity of action taken against violators. And the oil companies know how far they can go in their feel-good campaigns. “Chevron actually does make token investments in Angola,” for instance, says Juhasz, “and they make an advertisement saying they do. But if I made an advertisement showing the oil spills, the support from a brutal regime, worker injustices, that also would be a true commercial.” The BP situation in the Gulf is similar. “BP is making investments in the Gulf.” But, says Juhasz, the company is walking a fine line when it says in its commercials that everything is clean and safe. “That is absolutely not true. But you can find a beach on any given day that is clean; you also can find a beach on any given day that has oil on it.” The power of the oil industry greenwashing campaigns is being replicated on a grand scale in ad campaigns designed to convince the public that hydraulic fracturing is a clean and safe extraction method. But scientific evidence has mounted that it’s not clean and safe. The industry certainly has misgivings about letting the public know what materials it uses to fracture rock and how it disposes of the materials after using them. Much of the debate over fracking has focused on gas recovery in New York and other states. North Carolina recently approved fracking regulations and opened the door to extraction. Most Californians are unaware that companies have been fracking in the state for a long time. According to a report compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), at least six counties in the state—Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Ventura—have been the site of fracking operations for decades. In California, the extraction method brings up oil rather than gas, but the same concerns exist. EWG, a nongovernmental nonprofit organization, reported that the number of fracked wells is uncertain, but the number likely is in the thousands. The exact number and the true nature of the materials used in the process are unclear because the oil industry wants it that way. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that chemicals used in fracking in Wyoming had infiltrated the groundwater. And according to numerous studies, chemicals used in fracking operations are carcinogenic and otherwise toxic. The industry prevented a bill in California aimed at tightening fracking regulations in the state from proceeding. But just last month legislators in Sacramento took action that might eventually lead to tougher fracking standards here. The Assembly Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation approved the governor’s request to add 18 positions

in the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. The governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to expedite drilling permits, many of which are now stuck in a backlog. Legislators said OK, but they called for adding new guidelines for fracking. The language of the deal gives regulators until 2014 to fashion new regulations. Fracking opponents have raised concern that in the end the oil industry will succeed in protecting information regarding the exact nature of materials and chemicals it uses to frack wells. The industry has claimed that information is proprietary, frustrating efforts to collect data. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The oil industry says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still debateâ&#x20AC;? about possible harmful effects of fracking, says Juhasz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not my reading. They have stressed that even if it has been unsafe in the past, they now know how to do it better. But all the evidence that I have read shows the contrary. They are well aware of the dangers associated with fracking. They think the beneďŹ ts outweigh the costs.â&#x20AC;? The oil and gas industry views the money spent on ads pushing greenwashing as a wise investment that will help them maintain business as usual. That business receives massive public subsidies every year in the United States and around the world. And that in a time of record proďŹ ts. An organization called the Oil Change International estimates that subsidies in this country range between $10 billion and $52 billion annually. The high estimate takes into account the cost of protecting foreign investment and engag-

ing in a Mideast war. The inability to excise the oil subsidies from the federal budget is a testament to the political power the industry has bought, especially in the Republican Party through campaign contributions. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a testament to the effectiveness of greenwash marketing that lulls the public into accepting an unsustainable oil-based status quo. But Juhasz sees the possibility of change. Here and around the world people and organizations are uniting to break oil subsidy bonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see the [effort] building. You can see and the Sierra Club for the ďŹ rst time launching campaigns targeted at the oil industry and subsidies. They are joining other environmental groups that have been working for some time but who have needed a lot more support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the American public has started to see that just because the oil industry is as wealthy and powerful as it is, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always get what it wants.â&#x20AC;? As proof, Juhasz points to the work in progress to block the Keystone Pipeline and the 2008 presidential election. The oil industry poured record amounts of money into the unsuccessful attempt to elect the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drill, Baby, Drillâ&#x20AC;? team of McCain and Palin. But the struggle to convince never ends, for the oil industry and for those who call on it to act in the better interests of society and the environmentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;minus the greenwashing. < Contact the writer at

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City of Novato opts out of Marin Clean Energy We hope the $7,800 is worth itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the amount the city of Novato expects to save this year by electing toâ&#x20AC;&#x153;opt outâ&#x20AC;?of purchasing environmentally friendlier energy from Marin Clean Energy and sticking with the controversy plagued PG&E. Novatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s membership in the Marin Energy Authority joint powers agreement allows homeowners and businesses to choose between the two energy providers, but the council voted 4-1 on June 12 to keep city services running on Pacific Gas and Electricâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which is a blend of 20 percent renewable energy sources as compared to MCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 percent blend. Novato Mayor Denise Athas cast the dissenting vote, saying $7,800 was a small price to pay for a healthier future for the town. PG&E spent $46 million in 2010 trying to pass Prop. 16, a statewide proposition that would have made it nearly impossible for public-power agencies, such as Marin Clean Energy, to grow and compete against utilities such as PG&E.The initiative was defeated, but the utility is still hoping it can convince enough Marin customers to â&#x20AC;&#x153;opt outâ&#x20AC;?of Marin Clean Energy to stifle the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first successful community choice aggregator.Thus far the cities of Novato and Sausalito have stuck with PG&E.The councils of Larkspur and Corte Madera are expected to decide on a provider for city services later this month. Volunteers a great return on investment, finds grand jury Finding people willing to work for free is a boon for the county, a Marin County Civil Grand Jury announced this week. In fact, the jury reports, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living in a veritable golden age for volunteerism in Marin County. In its report,â&#x20AC;&#x153;Civic Center Volunteers Program:The Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs,â&#x20AC;?the grand jury found that the onslaught of retiring baby boomers combined with the recession-led budget cuts and increase in unemployment has led to aâ&#x20AC;&#x153;perfect stormâ&#x20AC;?in regard to the needs and availability of volunteers. As of 2010, a Civic Center volunteer financial impact report estimated more than 8,000 people volunteering in county government, as compared to the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,750 full-time employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These volunteers work from a few hours a week to several days a week and, in many cases, they have been doing so for many years,â&#x20AC;? reports the grand jury.â&#x20AC;&#x153;They volunteer in our libraries, health and human services, parks and open space, courts system, at public events and in numerous other areas.


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from Texas) and intends to add an 11th (from Alberta, Canada) in 2013. “I think the ownership groups and the people involved are finally getting it,” says Pacifics manager Mike Marshall, a former Major League All-Star and World Series champion with the ’88 Dodgers. “Controlling costs, getting good leases, figuring out the travel situation, getting the right schedule. It

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ing two cups of fruit (seeded if necessary) and straining the juice. Taste it and add enough simple syrup (see recipe below) to sweeten to your liking. Honeydew and watermelon are sure winners and some of the heirloom varieties that are just coming to market now would add a tasty variety to your snow cone repertoire. Later, as we sat outside in the shade slurping down the homemade delights, it occurred to me how much summer is reflected in a dessert like this: simple, refreshing and full of the flavors of the season. O



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all it Rock ’n’ Roll 101. Duane is back on the road with his father Duane Betts had the best homeas a guitarist in Dickey Betts & Great Southschooled—make that school of ern. And he’s applying the lessons he learned rock—education a red-blooded American in his youth as well as more than a few other kid could hope for, with a front-row seat to tips from his famous father, a founding the hard-living Allman Brothers, his axemember of the Allman Brothers and a legwielding dad, Dickey Betts, and a cadre of endary axe slinger, songwriter and hell-raiser. fellow rebel-rockers. The Dickey Betts band performs June 30 “The earliest memin San Rafael on opening night of ory I have of seeing the Marin County Fair. COMING SOON my dad play live was in Of course, Betts also is known as Dickey Betts & Great the mid-’80s, at a show the guy whose allegedly excessive Southern performs during a trip to Virdrinking got him kicked out of the Saturday, June 30, at ginia. I was probably Allman Brothers, a band notorious 7:30pm at the Marin about 7,” Duane, 34, for excess. County Fair. The concert recalls during a phone He was fired via a fax. is free with the price of admission to the fair. call from his Malibu Clearly, the elder Betts is wary of home. “I later saw my the press: When I request an interdad’s solo band, with view, he emails to his publicist that at [guitarist] Warren Haynes and [drummer] 69, he’s “said everything there is to say.” Matt Abts [who went on to form Gov’t Mule “Yeah, he doesn’t do a lot of interviews together]. That was probably ’87 or ’88. these days,” Betts’ soft-spoken and gracious “When the Allman Brothers got back son says. together in 1989, I went out on tour for two But on the summer festival circuit, Dickey to three weeks with them. Basically, I grew Betts lets his trademark Gibson Les Paul Gold up on the road with my dad—if there were Top guitar do the talkin’. shows, I was there.” He formed the solo band in 2000, shortly

Dickey Betts and Great Southern—that’s son Duane at left—will show Marin how they rock south of the Mason-Dixon on Saturday, June 30, opening day of the county fair.

after his highly publicized falling out with keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Gregg Allman. In Allman’s new autobiography, My Cross to Bear, the sole surviving Allman brother has nothing nice to say about Betts. Yet Betts not only helped to shape the Allman Brothers’ signature sound, he helped lay the foundation for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gov’t Mule, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Derek Trucks Band and other Southern-rock bands that embrace dual-guitar leads and the jamband ethos. In 1969, Betts joined guitarist Duane Allman (his son’s namesake), bassist Berry Oakley and drummer Butch Trucks for practice sessions in Jacksonville, Florida. At the time, Gregg Allman was living in Los Angeles and playing with the band Hour Glass. It was Betts who conceived of the double-lead

guitar parts, rich in interwoven countermelodies, an innovation that grew from his love of Western swing bands as well as such jazz greats as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. While Gregg Allman supplied songs soaked in the blues (“Midnight Rider,” “Whipping Post” and “Dreams,” for instance), Betts wrote such lyrical gems as “Jessica,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and the Southern-rock classic “Ramblin’ Man.” And, of course, there are those soaring instrumental jams. “Duane [Allman] and Dickey were both just really good players,” Duane Betts says, “so they decided to open it up a bit musically. “They definitely pioneered that sound.” The current Dickey Betts band is built on a hard-driving sound not unlike the Allman Brothers, with three guitarists, a keyboardist/ vocalist, bassist and two drummers—and plenty of rebel yell. “I think his true gift is transmitting his emotion through the guitar, but the instrumentals he has written, especially ‘Jessica’ and ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,’ show a real gift that few rock songwriters have matched,” Duane Betts says of his father. “The lyrical quality of those songs is really great. “I’ve learned a lot from [my father]. And when he’s ‘on,’ it’s definitely magical. Even when I was younger, and before I had a chance to play in a band with him, there were nights when his playing just sent chills down my spine.” Does Duane Betts feel pressure being named after a musician ranked No. 2 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Rock Guitarists of All-Time (Jimi Hendrix owns the top spot; in 2011, Dickey Betts was ranked No. 61)? “There’s no pressure to live up to the reputation of Duane Allman,” he says. “But there’s pressure to be the son of someone who’s had a successful music career and who’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There doesn’t have to be, but there just is. Let me put it this way, it’s real easy to put unnecessary pressure on yourself. You just deal with that. “I take the view that you have to honor the tradition,” he adds. “I think that if you’re going to play that music then you need to do it the right way.” < Ramble with Greg at

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t’s the tragedy of a loner,” said di- Ford’s favorite setting, feral Monument rector John Ford, trying to distill Valley in Arizona, an abstract, prehistoric the essence of his pensive and mys- backdrop for these precognitive emotions. terious, endlessly compelling 1956 Western The Searchers isn’t perfect. The director The Searchers into a single sentence. But the overindulges his fondness for boisterous seemingly prosaic horseplay and rollickstory of two men ing fistfights. There’s searching for a a tedious subplot kidnapped girl about Martin and his has so many layers fiancee-to-be Laurie. and textures, with The occasional studio that irresistible backdrop clashes against Kane-like enigma those sublime Arizona at its center—the landscapes, and a “coravaged, desolate medic” interlude about Ethan Edwards— a lovesick Indian girl is it’s impossible to downright embarrassfind ‘em in the end, I promise you. We’ll find ‘em. contain the film’s ‘We’ll ing. But there’s also the Just as sure as a turnin’ of the Earth.’—Ethan Edwards latent power in a unspoken love between few words. Indeed Ford, like any great film- Edwards and his brother’s wife (Is Debmaker, doesn’t depend on words to create a bie not his niece but his daughter?), the world; gesture, movement, a thunderstorm, horrific aftermath of the Seventh Cavalry a ballad, an echo, a glance, the texture of an massacre, the performances of Ward Bond oak or a mesa, most famously his painter’s and the young Natalie Wood, Winton eye for landscape and how it shapes the Hoch’s luminous changing-of-the-seasons people who inhabit it—these are the meat VistaVision cinematography, and a West and wine of his timeless films. that transcends authenticity into the realm Alan Le May’s novel The Searchers was of Miles Davis’s Spain. inspired by the real-life story of CynContemporary American critics didn’t thia Ann Parker, a 9-year-old Texas girl pick up on the film’s deeper, darker kidnapped by Comanches who married insights into myth, race and the human a Neconi warrior and starved herself to animal, but Cahiers du Cinema, the bible death when she was recaptured by whites of the French Nouvelle Vague, named The and prevented from returning to her tribe. Searchers the greatest American film of the Ford’s adaptation (fashioned with former sound era, and the British Sight & Sound New York Times film critic Frank Nugent) poll of international filmmakers placed follows wrathful, bitter Civil War veteran it in the number-five spot among the Ethan Edwards and a part-Cherokee orgreatest movies ever made. It’s showing phan named Martin Pawley on an obsesWednesday, June 27, at 2 and 7pm at the sive five-year search for Edwards’ niece Sequoia in Mill Valley and the Regency in Debbie, abducted by the Comanche chief San Rafael as part of CineMark’s summerwho massacred Ethan’s brother and his long series of digitally remastered classic beloved sister-in-law. films. It’s a rare opportunity to catch this Although this was the 62-year-old direc- compelling saga on the big screen, as Ford, tor’s 125th film, it was very much a prodWayne and Monument Valley intended. < uct of its time. Civil rights, desegregation Search Matt out at and the concept of an interracial society The searchers set out, Monument Valley-style. dominated the American scene when Ford made The Searchers, and much of the film’s power comes from its unblinking portrait of a man so bigoted and so obsessed with ethnic purity he’s prepared to kill his adored niece because she’s been tainted by an inferior race. John Wayne’s performance as Edwards is the stuff of legend: a complex, violent, unyielding loner poised at the doorway of hearth and home but doomed to wander the void of the West. Although the film was partly shot in the snows of the Rockies and on Edmonton’s Elk Island, “the West” here is primarily

Here’s one for those still cooling down from the Dipsea earlier this month: Bay Area indie filmmaker Rob Nilsson’s On the Edge (1985) starred Bruce Dern as a 40-something long distance runner training for a final shot at redemption by winning the “Cielo-Sea,” a marathon not-so-loosely based on Marin’s renowned annual jaunt up Mt. Tam, the Dipsea. Like its real-life counterpart, the Cielo-Sea’s finish line was out at Stinson Beach. In a show of unity, Wes (Dern), at right in black, slows to a snail’s pace just yards from certain victory to allow a half-dozen other runners to join him in a seven-way tie—a symbolic victory of amateur athletes over the increasing corporatization of their sport.—Jason Walsh

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during his rock star days. A&E. 9pm. Late Show with David Letterman Is Jimmie Walker still dyn-o-mite? We doubt it. CBS. 11:35pm.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Real Housewives of Orange County This is the finale.The Botox should be wearing off and they can smile again. Bravo. 9pm. Frontline â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dollars and Dentistsâ&#x20AC;?examines the exploitive financial systems in the dental industry and why weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t employ repo men, yet. KQED. 10pm. The Tonight Show If Matt LeBlanc is on, does that mean he has a new sitcom? It has only been eight years since the Friends finale. We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be safe for at least another 10. NBC. 11:35pm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Heartbreak Ridge The invasion of Grenada is one of those obscure â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s phenomena that we tend to forget, like neon leggings and R a l p h M a c c h i o. (1986) AMC. 5pm. Whip It A young woman finds confidence on a roller derby team. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new model for e m p o w e r m e n t , Grenada was one of our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dress casualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wars. Saturday, 5pm. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Hollyreplacing the Jazzercise-and-real estate license strategy. (2009) wood Exes Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a high-paying job and there are new positions opening daily. VH1. 9pm. E! 8pm. Twintervention This series follows the lives Undercover Bridesmaid A bodyguard disguises herself as a bridesmaid to protect a of identical twins. It turns out there is rarely an â&#x20AC;&#x153;evil twin,â&#x20AC;? but there is almost always a tycoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter on her wedding day. She â&#x20AC;&#x153;totally annoying twin.â&#x20AC;? TLC. 10pm. couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have dressed up like a caterer? Or a photographer? Or that wacky drunk aunt THURSDAY, JUNE 28 Wipeout Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotwho falls into the wedding cake while dancties vs. Nerdsâ&#x20AC;?edition.The nerds are looking ing the Macarena? (2012) Hallmark Channel. at the obstacle course and plotting their 8pm. bounce trajectories.The hotties are just Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant bouncing. ABC. 9pm. The chicken wings arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t real either. FX. The Reaping A 10pm. religious skeptic visits a small town SUNDAY, JUNE 24 that is being struck San Francisco by plagues from the Gay Pride Parade Bible.These are frogs Wa t c h i t n o w and blood rain, not before it turns the usual small-town up with a horror plagues like meth movie voice-over and obesity. AMC. in a GOP cam8pm. paign commercial. Redneck Island Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s KOFY Channel 20. A toast to Fox.. Sunday at 8. like Survivor but with 7pm. Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th Anniversary Special For every funnier tan lines. CMTV. 8pm. The Simpsons, there are 14 Greg the Bunnys. Seven Days of Sex This is the season finale. We imagine they will check in with all the Fox. 8pm. couples who tried having sex every night for a week and see if it changed their relationMONDAY, JUNE 25 U.S. Olympic Trials ships or whether they lost the keys to the Contrary to what you may have heard, pole handcuffs and the trapeze pulled out of the dancing is not an Olympic sport this year. ceiling. Lifetime. 10pm. NBC. 8pm. Gene Simmons Family Jewels Gene visits Critique That TV Guy at letters@paciďŹ the African children he sponsored in a charTurn on more TV Guy at ity program.We imagine there are several â&#x20AC;şâ&#x20AC;ş paciďŹ dozen American children he â&#x20AC;&#x153;sponsoredâ&#x20AC;?


Friday June 22 -Thursday June 28

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Anders Danielsen faces down his demons in ‘Oslo, August 31st.’ O Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (1:45) Turns out Abe passed his off hours swinging an axe at the bloodthirsty undead. O Bel Ami (1:42) Maupassant’s saucy tale of a Paris ne’er-do-well’s bedroom-hopping climb up the social ladder stars Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas as Robert Pattinson’s primary benafactresses. O Bernie (1:44) Dark comedy about the unlikely real-life romance between a morticianturned-murderer and a much-despised Texas heiress; Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black star. O The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1:58) Maggie Smith and Judi Dench head to India for some postretirement exotica and find themselves living in a run-down yet charming old palatial hotel. O Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire (3:41) Moscow’s top terpsichores present Petipa’s thrilling tale of pirates, shipwrecks and twinkle-toed maidens. O Brave (1:35) Disney cartoon about an impetuous princess, an eccentric witch, troublemaking triplets and an ancient curse that threatens their kingdom. O Kung Fu Panda 2 (1:35) Sequel finds Po living la vida panda in an idyllic valley kingdom until marauding villains force him into action; Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman supply the voices. O Linkin Park Living Things Concert (1:30) The Grammy-winning metal band rocks the house with an evening of hits, new stuff and a few surprises. O Lola Versus (1:29) Comedy about a woman dealing with a broken engagement and the world in general as she approaches the dangerous age of 30. 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 thwart a fiend bent on global domination; Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. O Men in Black 3 (1:46) Alien-centric G-man Will Smith travels back in time to team up with a younger version of partner Tommy Lee Jones and therefore save the world from destruction, or something.

O The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory (2:25) Rossini’s witty, tuneful tale of love, deceit and more love is presented direct from New York in big-screen high definition. O The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni (4:00) Catch Mozart’s sweeping portrait of the legendary ladies’ man in dazzling bigscreen high definition. O Moonrise Kingdom (1:33) An island community is turned upside down when two 12-year-olds run off into the wilderness to make a life of their own; Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are among the clueless grownups. O Oslo, August 31st (1:35) Critically acclaimed Norwegian drama about a promising young man struggling with past mistakes after a spell in rehab. O Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (1:32) Aging pot-dealing hippie Jane Fonda shakes up the lives of her conservative daughter and grandchildren in Bruce Beresford’s quirky comedy. O Prometheus (2:04) Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller follows Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and company as they explore the outer reaches of the universe and save the human race in their spare time. O Rock of Ages (2:03) Rock musical about the romance between a city boy and a country girl in glamorous Hollywood is set to the music of Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister and others. O Safety Not Guaranteed (1:25) A journalism intern confronts the nature of her work when she develops romantic feelings for one of her more vulnerable subjects. O The Searchers (1:59) A ravaged, bigoted Civil War veteran embarks on an obsessive five-year quest for his abducted niece in John Ford’s most pensive, mysterious work; John Wayne stars. O Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (1:34) Keira Knightley and Steve Carell search for one last chance at true love as the apocalypse stares them in the face. O Snow White and the Huntsman (2:07) Sassy reboot of the classic fairy tale finds evil queen Charlize Theron facing down a Snow White trained in the art of violence and warfare. O Ted (1:46) Thirty years after a childhood wish brought his teddy bear to life, business executive Mark Wahlberg can’t shake the damned thing. O That’s My Boy (1:52) Adam Sandler goof about a straitlaced yuppie whose wedding day is turned upside down by the arrival of his rambunctious long-lost father. O What to Expect When You’re Expecting (1:50) Ensemble comedy about five couples and how they cope with the unexpected demands of incipient parenthood; Dennis Quaid, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks star. O Your Sister’s Sister (1:30) Prizewinning drama about the troublesome romance between a grief-stricken brother and his girlfriend’s heartbroken sister. <

›› MOViE TiMES NAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) Century Northgate 15: 1:25, 6:45; 3D showtimes at 10:55, 12:05, 2:45, 4:05, 5:20, 7:55, 9:25, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45; 3D showtimes at 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Bel Ami (R) Rafael Film Center: 4:15 Bernie (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon, Wed, Thu 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Tue 4:45, 7 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15 Sat-Sun 1, 7:15 Mon-Thu 6:30 Century Northgate 15: 1:15, 4:20, 7:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon, Tue, Thu 1:40, 4:30, 7:15 Wed 1:40 NBolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sun noon Tue 7 Brave (PG) Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:40; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 1:20, 2, 3:55, 6:30, 7:10, 9:05; 3D showtimes at 11:25, 12, 2:35, 4:30, 5:10, 7:45, 9:45, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 10, 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 1:35; 3D showtimes at 4:25, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 1:35; 3D showtimes at 4:25, 7:15 Mon-Thu 2:15; 3D showtimes at 4:50, 7:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 1:10, 3:30, 6:05, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:40, 7, 9:20 Sat 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Sun 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7 Mon-Thu 4:40, 7 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) ++1/2 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon NLinkin Park Living Things Concert (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Mon 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Mon 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Mon 7:30 NLola Versus (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted


New Movies This Week

(PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 9:30; 3D showtimes at 7:05 Sat-Sun 11:30, 4:45, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:05 Mon-Thu 9:30; 3D showtime at 7:05 Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 12:35, 2:20, 4:45, 5:35, 7:15, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 11, 1:35, 3:05, 4, 6:25, 8:05, 8:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:30, 3:25, 8:15; 3D showtimes at 1, 5:50, 10:35 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 5:10, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 7:30 Sat 12:30, 5:10, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 7:30 Sun 12:30, 5:10; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 7:30 Mon 4:40; 3D showtime at 1:50 Tue-Thu 4:40; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 7 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 2:30, 4:50, 7:05, 9:25; 3D showtime at 12:10 Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13) ++++ Century Northgate 15: 12:30, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 3:50, 10:15 Men in Black 3 (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 2:15, 7:25; 3D showtimes at 4:50, 10 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat, Wed-Thu 5:40, 8 Sun 4:40, 7 Mon-Tue 7 The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 12, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 9:55 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 Tue, Thu 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Wed 4:45 Thu 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 NOslo, August 31st (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: 6:30, 8:45 SatSun 2, 6:30, 8:45 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (R) +1/2 Rafael Film Center: 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Tue 9:15 Prometheus (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:20; 3D

showtime at 7:30 Sat-Sun 4:30, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 10; 3D showtime at 7:15 Century Regency 6: Fri-Mon, Thu 1:20; 3D showtimes at 4:20, 7:20, 10:15 Wed 1:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:10, 4:10, 10; 3D showtimes at 1:05, 7:10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:30, 3:10, 6:10, 9 Rock of Ages (PG-13) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:50, 10:35 Sat-Sun 1:15, 2:10, 5, 7:50, 10:35 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:45 Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 1:40, 3, 4:35, 6, 7:30, 9, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:25, 1:25, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sun 1, 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:45 NSafety Not Guaranteed (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:10 NThe Searchers (PG) Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 9:55, 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Sat 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30 Tue, Thu 2:40, 5:05, 7:30 Wed 3:30 Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:15 Sat-Sun 4:15, 10:15 Mon-Thu 9:25 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat, Thu 1, 4, 7, 10:05 Sun 4, 7, 10:05 Mon 1, 4, 10:05 Wed 10:05 NTed (R) Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm That’s My Boy (R) Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 1:30, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:45, 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 10:30 NYour Sister’s Sister (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40, 10

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

Catch the Bolshoi’s dazzling production of ‘Le Corsaire’ at the Regency Sunday and Tuesday. JUNE 22 – JUNE 28, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 23


F R I D AY J U N E 2 2 — F R I D AY J U N E 2 9 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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

Live music 06/22: Jay Geils and Friends Rock. With Jeff Pitchell and Gerry Beaudoin. 9 p.m. $40. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 3883850.

06/22: Jugtown Pirates, Dustbowl Revival Americana, bluegrass. 8-10:30pm. $15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. 06/22: Julio Bravo and Salsabor Salsa. 9pmmidnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898.

06/22: Marinwood Music in the Park With Mystery Lawn Artists With Allen Clapp and His Orchestra,the Hollyhocks, the Corner Laughers, William Cleere & The Marvelous Fellas and Alison Faith Levy. 6-8pm. Free. Marinwood Park, Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. 06/22: Muriel Anderson Guitarist/harpguitarist is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. With Ken Miller. bass; Jeff Titus, harp guitar. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

06/22: Narada Michael Walden and Band Pop, rock and soul with Grammy and Emmy Award -winning music producer. 9-11:30pm. $40/$55/$65. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 06/23-24: 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. 06/23: Biambu and Agape Soul Rock, world fusion. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 06/23: Doc Kraft Dance Band Swing, Latin, Country, Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Motown, Rock, Zydeco. 8:30pm-1:30am. $5. Fort Baker Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker Road., Sausalito. 06/23: James Moseley Rock, blues, funk. 8pmmidnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898.

06/23: Michael LaMacchia’s Crossroad School Concert Featuring student bands. 11am.-

Singing buccaneers will pillage your ears next week in ‘Loot! A Pirate Musical.’

7:30pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. Jam rock. 7 p.m. $15 Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

special guest. 7:30 p.m. $15. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 06/23: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax.

06/23: New Rising Sons with Jesse Kincaid and Adam Traum Americana Music

06/24: Candela featuring Edgardo Cambon Salsa dance class at 4pm. Featuring Edgardo

show with Jesse Kincaid, vocal, guitar, fiddle; Adam Traum, vocal, guitar, mandolin; Patrick Campbell, vocal, bass. 6:30-10pm. Taste Of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito . 332-7660. 06/23: Ray Charles Tribute Starring Tony Lindsay, Dave K. Mathews, Glenn Walters,Dewayne Pate & Deszon X. Claiborn. 9-11 p.m. $16-20 George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 06/23: The Fall Risk Featuring Jeff Pehrson from Furthur and Box Set (Guitar, Vocals) and a

Cambon. High energy salsa with vocals and a tight rhythm section. 5-10pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. 06/24: Dave Rocha Trio Jazz. Part of the Outdoor Summer Music Series. 2-4 p.m. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. exit off Hwy. 101, Corte Madera. 924-2961. 06/26: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay Area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . 06/26: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 06/26: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 06/26: Nonagram Trio Jazz. 8 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 06/27-30: Further With Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, Sunshine Garcia Becker and Jeff Pehrson. 7:30 p.m. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 06/27: Dinner Jazz at IL Davide Outdoor seating available. 6-9pm. No cover. IL Davide, 901 A St., San Rafael. 244-2665. 06/27: Harley White, Sr. Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 06/27: James Nash and the Nomads Bluegrass, roots, blues. 9 p.m. $10. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 3883850. 06/27: Michael LaMacchia Acoustic. 8 p.m.

06/23: Moonalice with the Rowan Brothers

BEST BET Live at 55! O l d - t i m e y g o o d n e s s s we e p s i n to San Rafael this Friday with the DUSTBOWL REVIVAL and JUGTOWN PIRATES taking the stage at Marin’s newest hot spot, Studio 55 Marin. Quickly gaining popularity as the home of Roots Music School, which specializes in traditional Irish, bluegrass, old-time and klezmer, Studio 55 Marin also serves as a recording studio and live music venue. What better location to feature the hot, lively fusion of bluegrassmeets-Gypsy jazz-meets-swing of the Dustbowl Revival and the four-part-hillbilly harmonymeets-bluegrass-and-classic rock of Jugtown Gonna party like it’s 1933 this weekend with Pirates. Friday, June 22, at 8pm, Studio 55 Marin, the Dustbowl Revival at Studio 55. 1455 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. $15.—Dani Burlison

24 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 22 - JUNE 28, 2012

Free. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 488-1490. 06/28: Fishtank Ensemble Gypsy music with Fabrice Martinez, violin and violintromb; Ursula Knudson, saw, voice and violin; Douglas “douje” Smolens, guitar; Djordje Stijepovic, bass. 8 p.m. $18-21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 06/28: J Kevin Durkin Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

06/28: MAGC Summer Concert Series: Swing Fever The Marin Art & Garden Center summer concert series. Every Thursday. 5:307:30pm. $10, kids free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 455-5260.

06/28: Peter Welker Sextet with Deborah Winters Jazz. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. 06/29: 77 El Deora Americana. Maurice Tani, Jenn Courtney and Pam Brandon. With Special Guests Paul Olguin and Steve Kallai 8 p.m. $18-21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 06/29: Dead Winter Carpenter Rock, folk, roots. 8 p.m. $17. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 06/29: Fabolous Rap. 9pm. $45. 19 broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 06/29: Revolver Rock. 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 06/29: Stefanie Keys Americana rock. With members of Spearhead and Los Moscosos. 9-11:45pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. Fridays: Live Music @ Max’s Rock. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Boulevard, Corte Madera.


Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun Brunch

Tastinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; about Mill Valley Great food is worth braving the summer sun, as the thousand-plus attendees at the annual MILL VALLEY WINE & GOURMET FOOD TASTING can attest. Sponsored by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Mill Valley Market, this event has offered the finest in nibbles to connoisseurs, made by connoisseurs, for over three decades. Bay Area wines are among the international collection of Gourmet bread, a jug of wine and thou. world-class vinosâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;wines from France, Spain, Australia, Greece and Argentina will also be available for tasting as wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and local craft beers on hand. Gourmet chefs will dish up culinary delights for the crowds of hungry, thirsty foodies from 1 to 4pm Sunday, June 24. And all for a good cause: Proceeds benefit local economic development and green business programs. Depot Plaza, downtown Mill Valley. $35. Info: 415/388-9700 orâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dani Burlison

Concerts 06/23: Sound Healing Harp Joel Andrews. 8-9:15pm. $30 per person / $20 for Seniors & Students (Cash or Check Payable at the Door.) The Spiritual Healing Center, 260 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 381-4465.

06/24: Corte Madera Town Band Concert Piccolo Pavilion Summer Concert Series in old Corte Madera Square. Bring the family, a blanket or camp chairs for sitting on the grass and a picnic. 5-6pm. Free. Piccolo Pavilion, Where Tamalpais Dr. meets Corte Madera Avenue, Corte Madera. 927-9462. 06/24: Just Voices â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Pleasures.â&#x20AC;? Kick off the summer season with a performance by Singers Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cappella mixed vocal ensemble. 5pm. $10-20. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 383-3712. 06/28: AlmaNova in Concert Innovative flute and guitar duo will present an eclectic program of chamber music. 7-10pm. $15-20. Old St. Hilaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 435-1853.

Theater/Auditions Through 06/24:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God of Carnageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; When two couples meet to civilly discuss their 11-year-old sonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; playground fight, the veneer of polite society wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold up for long in this hilarious Tony Awardwinner. 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.

06/29 through 07/21: Loot! A Pirate Musical A â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Premierâ&#x20AC;? Production of the Fairfax Theatre Company. This is a fun-filled family playâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Come in costume and get a discount! Tickets at the door or in advance at Town Hall & Revolution 9. Fri/Sat 7pm. Sat/Sun Matinees 2pm. Call 415-456-5652 for info.

Comedy 06/27: Comedy in the Plaza in Mill Valley An evening of fun in the Plaza Mill Valley, with comedians Dana Gould, Rick Overton, Christine Pazsitzky, and Mark pitta. Bring your friends and a lawn chair.

6:30pm. Free. Depot Plaza, Downtown, Mill Valley. 721-1856. 06/28: Paula Poundstone An evening of laughter with one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. 8-10pm. $25 to $80 with 3 tiered seating choices. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000.

Art Through 06/22: Surface Design Mixed media art exhibit curated by SF gallerist Virginia Breier. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 06/24: Andrew Romanoff, Patti Trimble and Dorothy Nissen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then and Now.â&#x20AC;? Andrew Romanoff, paintings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vanishing California.â&#x20AC;? Patti Trimble, paintings and poems. Dorothy Nissen paintings in the Annex. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. Through 06/28: Ron Kappe Recent oil paintings. Gallery hours: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. No charge. College of Marin, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 457-7801.

Through 06/29: Jackie Kirk Retrospective Paintings, drawings, monotypes and broadsides from the 1970s to present. Including pieces from her renowned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Face of AIDSâ&#x20AC;? series. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 488-8888.

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06/24: Synchronicity: Create Coincidence - Kirby Surprise In this presentation on Synchronicity, Dr. Kirby Surprise merges modern physics and ancient mysticism, revealing abilities you always possessed but did not fully understand. 6:3010pm. $10-25 sliding scale. Novato Oaks Inn, Oaks Room, 215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato. 897-4011.

06/25: Golden Gate Computer Society General Meeting “Answers to Your eBook Questions,” explaining how books online can be obtained, which are free and which purchased, and the variety of features to be found on eBook readers. 6-9 p.m. Free Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1010 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 454-5556.

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06/28: Coastal Marine Mammals Along the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand Join S.F. Bay American Cetacean Society chapter for presentation by Ellen Hines, PhD. Proceeds benefit further research. 7-9pm. $5 suggested donation. goes toward Educational Research Grant Competition Saylor’s Restaurant and Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 937-0641.

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Man: Rediscovering my Father, Sargent Shriver.” Sargent Shriver was the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson’s War on Poverty. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/22: Medea Benjamin CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin speaks about “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare.

5:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/23: Alan Furst Historical spy novel master reads from “Mission to Paris.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/23: Colin Dickey Dickey reads from “Afterlives of the Saints,” a collection of groundbreaking essays about seemingly unsaintly topics, such as Renaissance anatomy and the history of spontaneous human combustion. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 06/23: Katie Workman In conversation with Leslie Jonath. Katie Workman presents “The Mom 100 Cookbook,” a lifesaving cookbook for every mother with kids at home, staying happy in the kitchen while keeping it homemade. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 06/24: Anita Amirrezvani Amirrezvani reads from “Equal of the Sun.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/24: California Writers Club A Professional Writing Club. 4th Sunday each month. The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage. Next Meeting: Speakers: Andy Ross & Mary McConahay. 2-4pm. $5 members/$10 nonmembers per meeting Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage. com 06/24: Jean Zimmerman The author reads from her debut novel “The Orphanmaster.” 2pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/25: Jess Walter Walter reads from “Beautiful Ruins.” The award-winning author of “The Financial Lives” of the Poets returns with the story of an almost-love affair. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/26: Peter Zuckerman Zuckerman presents “Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day,” a compelling account of tragedy and the men who have literally shouldered mountaineers. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/27: Bonnie Jo Campbell The author reads from “Once Upon a River.” From the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist comes a novel about a girl’s search for love and identity. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage. com 06/28: Jeffery Deaver Bestselling author discusses “XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 06/29: Natalie Serber The author presents “Shout Her Lovely Name.” Tales of resilient and flawed women. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events 06/22: ‘Miss Representation’ Marin Women’s PAC is hosting “Miss Representation,” written and produced by Jennifer Newsom. It shows why relatively few women hold political office and positions of power. 6:30-9pm. Free. Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A St., San Rafael. 897-1224. 06/22: MoveMe Movie Night Free viewing of the film “Breath Made Visible,” a 2009 documentary film about modern dance legend Anna Halprin, produced and directed by filmmaker Ruedi Gueber. 7:30-9:15pm. Free. MoveMe

Studio, 1320 Fourth St., San Rafael. 419-5457.

Community Events (Misc.) 06/22: 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. 06/22: Growing Roses in Marin Marin Master Gardener and consulting rosarian Frank Treadway will discuss how to get started growing roses. All facets of rose care will be covered: selection, care and pruning. Noon-1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058.

06/22: West End Village First Annual Culture Crawl Come see what you’ve been missing or visit your favorite haunts. Featuring ethnic food tastings, in store fashion shows, product demos and special deals, live music and discounts at 22 local restaurants and stores on the three blocks of the West End Village, between E and H streets. Look for the blue and silver streamers in front of participating businesses. 5-8pm. Free. West End Village, Fourth St. between E and H streets , San Rafael. 482-0550. www.

06/23-24: 29th Annual San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival Featuring 200+ artists, gourmet food and wine, live music and an exciting Kid’s Zone. 10am-6pm. Free. Downtown San Anselmo - Tamalpais Avenue to Bolinas Avenue, San Anselmo. 454-2510. 06/23: Book Sale on Library Lawn Popular summer book sale on the San Rafael Public Library lawn returns. Donated books sorted by category as well as sheet music, CDs and DVDs. Helps support library programs. 10am-3pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 453-1443 or 485-3104. 06/23: Juneteenth In Marin City Celebrate Juneteenth 2012, which commemorates the ending of slavery. The festival will feature live gospel music, opera, great food including pulled pork, barbecue chicken and ribs and shrimp etouffée. 11am-6pm. Free. Marin City Community Development Corp, 441 Drake Ave., Marin City. 339-2837.

06/24: 31st Annual Mill Valley Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting A favorite among connoisseurs and lovers of fine wine, hand-crafted beers, celebrity chef samplings, & specialty foods, promises to deliver an even bigger and better experience than in previous years. 1-4pm. $40-50. Depot Plaza, 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-9700 . 06/24: Ikebana Demonstration Renowned instructor Julie Nakatani will lead a demonstration on the art of Ikebana, or traditional Japanese flowerarranging. 1:30-3pm. Free. Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-1173.

06/24: Sunday Morning Meditative Hike Easy walk around Lake Lagunitas. Meet at the Fairfax Community Church at 8am for carpooling or at 8:20am in the Lake Lagunitas parking lot at the animal postings board. 8-10am. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 06/24: 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. 06/26 Save Our Bay, Save Our Ocean In cooperation with Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) with David McGuire (Sea Stewarts) & Lori

Grace. Become a stakeholder in creating the first marine-protected area in SF Bay at Paradise Cove 7:30-10pm. Free. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera. 924-7824. 06/26: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. 06/27: Having Fun in the Delta Find out some fun and interesting adventures you and your family can have by exploring this hidden gem with Ranger Bill. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. 06/27:Team Trivia Cafe Team trivia contest, hosted by Howard Rachelson, Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Master of Trivia, featuring great questions, music and visuals, and cash prizes. 7:30-9:30pm. $4 entry/player (goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael. 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. 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. 11am-12:30pm Donations welcome. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. Wednesdays:The Elderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle This group uses the Principals of Attitudinal Healing to face such problems as aging, relationships, loneliness, and illness. Facilitated by trained volunteers. 10-11:30am. Free, donations welcome. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 457-1000. www.CAH-NorthBay. com

Kid Stuff 06/25: Stories and More: Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorites Listen to Phil Sheridan read aloud his all time favorite stories. 2:30 p.m. Free Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. 389-4292 .

06/26: Baby Time! Mother Goose on the Loose Baby Time is a fun-filled, thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. 10:30-11am. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3322.

06/26: Boswick the Clownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reading Circus Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a juggling clown and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hilarious. This event is part of the Sausalito Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Reading Program. 3:30pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 2894121.

06/26: Nature for Kids: Mt. Burdell Preserve Search the area around a spring to look for tiny treefrogs, and we will also learn about a beautiful blue damselfly. No animals, please. 10am-1pm. Free. Mt. Burdell Preserve -Meet at San Andreas Trailhead, San Andreas Dr to Gate, Novato. 893-9508.

06/27:Wednesdays on Stage: Il Teatro Calimari Puppets Experience the madness of Il Teatro Calamariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zany puppet production of Hansel and Gretel, complete with evil stepmother, wicked witch, and candy-coated cottage. 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Amphitheater, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292.

06/28: Learn to Skateboard at McInnis Marin County Parks wants to teach you how.

Local, professional instructors will teach the basics of skatepark skills and help beginners gain confidence. Helmets and Pads required. 3-4pm. Free. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 473-6387.

06/29: Summer Sunsets Concert: The Raytones Meet Clifford, the big red dog at 5:30pm. Then listen to a mix of pop, funk, and rock and roll with playful lyrics. Ray the Rhino will be dancing up a storm. 4:30-7pm. Members: $5; General: $10 Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900.

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 06/23-24: Great American Backyard Campout Join Marin County Parks in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as hosts of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great American Backyard Campout.â&#x20AC;? In celebration of Marin County Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 40th Anniversary this event will be held at the Pierre Joske Grove, on the Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve. 3pm-9am. Free - Donations are encouraged. Mount Burdell Preserve, San Andreas Dr Gate, Novato. 473-2816 or 415 499-6387.

06/23: Centennial Celebration on the Watershed Celebrate MMWDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centennial by exploring the wonders of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. There will be many activities and workshops to choose from all day and into the night. Collect and document rare and native botanical specimens. Learn to identify and count native butterflies, and learn to identify watershed creatures by their sounds, tracks and scat. Go on a scavenger hunt around Lake Lagunitas. Spot osprey, bald eagles and other birds on a guided walk. Learn about Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest terrestrial predator. Gaze at the stars on Mt. Tamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peak with an expert astronomer. To make reservations see the website. 9am-9:30pm. Free. Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. 945-1128.



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06/23: China Camp Interpretive Volunteer Training The China Camp State Park Docent Training Program is open to anyone seriously interested in serving the Park. Perspective and current volunteers start with and attend any of the four sessions. 10am-2pm. $5 materials fee. China Camp State Park, Ranger Station, San Rafael. 492-1933. 06/24: Ride with Rangers Join park rangers and Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bikes for a 50 mile cycling trek from Sausalito to Stafford Lake Park to celebrate Marin County Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;40th Anniversary. Please bring a bag lunch. 9am-3pm. Free. Marin Parks/Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bikes, Gate 6 Road, South end of the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path, Sausalito. 499-6387.


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Ongoing: Mt.Tamalpais Habitat Restoration Learn about Mt. Tamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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. 721-4374.

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06/23: Collin Anderson’s Family Fun Day Fundraiser Join us to help support four year old Collin in his battle with leukemia. Live band, food, beverages, fun kids activities, bouncy house, temporary tattoos, silent auction, raffle tickets and prizes. Noon-5pm. $15 Adults $5 Kids 3 and under free Collin’s Family Fun Day Fundraiser , 182 San Geromino Valley Dr., Woodacre. 755-8087. 06/23: Marin County Wine Celebration Join MALT at Escalle Winery in Larkspur for the Marin Wine Celebration. Featuring wines from DuttonGoldfield, Skywalker, Pacheco Ranch, Sean Thackrey, Pey-Marin & more. Sample local cheese, bread and sausage. 3-7pm. $55. Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. (707) 953-0923.

06/25: 2012 Tee It Up To Celebrate Life Golf Tournament Putting contest, 18-hole scramble

Lifehouse Volunteer Photographer Lifehouse serving individuals with developmental disabilities is looking for an experienced photographer to help capture memorable moments at our agency events throughout the year. The date and time of our events varies. Your photographic talents will help our agency share our clients; stories and the services we provide in community outreach print materials and on our web site. Volunteer must have his/her own camera and the ability to share photos with the agency in a timely manner after an event. An outgoing, friendly personality is also required.

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format golf tournament followed by cocktail party w/ live music, dinner, awards ceremony, live auction. Benefit for To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation. Noon. $75-275. Marin Country Club , 500 Country Club Dr., Novato. 455-5882 06/29: Marin/Scapes Gala Opening Night Gala benefitting Buckelew Programs which provide housing and services to over 1,000 individuals with severe mental illness. 6-9pm. $150 per ticket or $250 for a couple Domincan University of California, 1425 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 686-3516. 06/29: Surfworks Fundraiser Surfworks is a camp designed to foster stewardship of the ocean through surf and education. Event to fund this free summer camp opportunity. Stand Up Paddle Board activities, raffle, food, and fun! 4-6pm. Donation. Surf 101, 115 3rd St., San Rafael.

Home and Garden 06/26: Marin Orchid Society: Education and Ice Cream Social This month’s meeting will be a combination of games, education, and ice cream. Learn how to turn an aquarium into an indoor greenhouse. Join us in a lively game of orchid knowledge and take home some new plants in the process. 6:30-9:30pm. Free. San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro St., San Rafael. 457-0836.

Through 10/27: Marin Open Garden Project Community Veggie Exchange Bring the excess from your garden to exchange with other gardeners every Saturday in San Rafael! 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Sun Valley Park, K & Solano St., San Rafael. 419-4941.

Food and Drink Thursdays: Ross Valley Farmers Market Every

The market also features activities for children. 4-8pm. Grant Ave., Downtown, Novato. 472-6100.

Tuesdays: Tam Valley Farmers Market Every Tuesday next to the Walgreen’s Shopping Center off Hwy 1 toward Stinson Beach. Local farmers with fresh fruits veggie, cheeses, bakery goods and Roli Rotti rotisserie chicken. 3-7pm. Free. Hwy 1, Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley . 382-7846.

Tuesdays:Tamalpais Valley Certified Farmers Market Local and regional farmers, bakers, and vendors showcase fresh, diverse seasonal foods, flowers and more. Bring your own bags! 3-7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley, Tam Junction, 215 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 382-7846. Wednesdays: Fairfax Farmers Market Wear some flowers in your hair at his charming market featuring West Marin farmers, food purveyors, and artists. Bring your own bags to help keep the event green. 4-8pm. Bolinas Park, Broadway Blvd and Pacheco Ave, Fairfax. 472-6100.

Support Groups Fridays: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Fellowship of individuals who are recovering from the disease of food addiction. 7-8:30pm. Free. United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. Thursdays: ACA weekly meeting All are welcome to the weekly (Thursday) meeting of the San Anselmo ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholic/ Dysfunctional Families) chapter. ACA is a worldwide organization similar in purpose to A.A. 7-8 p.m. Free St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 102 Ross Ave., San Anselmo. (800) 563-1454.

Tuesdays: Marin General Prostate Cancer Support Group Men with Prostate Cancer and their loved ones meet every week in the staff medical library to share their experiences about this disease. Significant others are always very welcome to attend. 7-8:30pm. Free. Marin General Staff Medical Library, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. 459-4668.

Tuesdays: Mental Illness Family Education Program NAMI Marin free Family-to-Family Education Program for family and friends of individuals with mental illness. Classes help caregivers understand and support individuals while taking care of themselves 7-9:30pm. Free. NAMI Marin, 555 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 444-0480.

Wednesdays:Women with Metastic Cancer Attitudinal Healing group led by experienced staff helps thoes dealing with the emotional stresses women experience while fighting metastic cancer. They join to find peace and acceptance. 10:30amnoon. Free, donations welcome. Adjacent to Marin General, 1350 S. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 457-1000. <

Thurs. at the post office parking lot in the town of Ross. Features local farmers with organic fruits and veggies, cheeses, and bakery goods. 3-7pm. Free. Ross Farmers Market, Ross Common, Ross. 382-7846. Tuesdays: Novato Farmers Marktet Treat yourself to flavor packed produce, a serenaded dinner, and a twilight stroll through downtown Novato.

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by Ly nda Ray

Week of June 21 - 27, 2012

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) A sense of restlessness has kept you on the go for the last month or so. It is up to you to give yourself a break from the action. No one will point you to a soft chair in the corner and say “Time out, Aries.” Your weekend is a mixed bag. At times you’re feeling unconditional love for the world; other times you’re rebelling against any authority figure who tries to tell you what to do. So. Gandhi one moment, Che Guevara the next... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Any of you who have been overdoing it (whether “it” is work, pleasure, eating, drinking, sleeping or a combination of these) should now be tapering off your excesses. Although, you ARE still vulnerable to buying expensive communication devices, so you may want to avoid the Apple Store. Meanwhile, the generous Sun suggests doing something nice for a sibling or a neighbor over the weekend. Skip the burgers and buy steak for the BBQ. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Yes, your birthday is over, but you’re still in a jolly Jupiter-inspired state of exuberance. You sense that reckless Mars is almost finished wreaking havoc on your peace of mind. Even Saturn is helping out as he starts moving forward again in your house of creativity on Monday. All those blocks to expressing your artistic talents are crumbling away. The future is looking good. Stay tuned... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Although many people want to get married in June, it is summertime birthdays that are truly the best. This is your opportunity to be the star guest instead of the host (just remember that not everyone has your nurturing/domestic skills, so the cake is unlikely to be homemade). Parties can be outdoors—at someone’s house or on your favorite café’s patio. Your upcoming year includes career excitement, fateful relationships and a journey into the world of imagination. Think you can handle it? LEO (July 22 - August 22) Once a year, when your ruler (the gregarious Sun) occupies the cautious sign of Cancer, you become a little shy. This is at odds right now with the fact that you are attracting a significant amount of new friends. You feel like hiding from attention, yet you continue to end up in large groups. As long as you wear a big smile, no one will notice that you’re keeping your distance. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) The playful Sun has a message for you. Make a little time for friends and your stress level will drop as your joy level rises. Romantic pals definitely fall into this category too—especially over the weekend. As for improving your work situation, discuss your talents on Wednesday, when you are capable of charming a prospective employer (or convincing the current one to reward your efforts.) With expansive Jupiter and captivating Venus in charge, your goals are in reach. LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) All that self-discipline could pay off this week, especially if you apply your balancing skills on creating harmony between your personal goals and your professional ones. As mentioned last week, the more open-minded you become, the less you feel the need to criticize the path you have chosen. You’re a Libra. No matter what you do, you’re always doing it fairly... SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Explosive Uranus continues to put pressure on your ruler, intense Pluto. While you may feel that you are containing this energy via sheer Scorpio willpower, you might notice smoke emitting from a few cracks in your psychic wall—especially over the weekend. By Tuesday, clever Mercury has advanced into the sector of your chart ruling career and reputation. Time to design your new website. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Those of you who may have been a bit too “creative” when filing your income taxes should consider preparing an amended return with a more realistic bottom line. During the next few weeks, your chances of being audited are higher than usual. So are your chances of losing a settlement battle with your ex. In fact, if you were about to book a first class ticket to Fiji, you might want to wait—or go someplace where you can’t be extradited... CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) There are several benefits to having the Sun move into your opposite sign of Cancer. For one thing, it means summertime, which even the hardest working of you can appreciate. For another, if attached, it makes life with your sweetie more romantic (and possibly more dramatic). Last, but not least, it provides you with an opportunity to reflect on how far you’ve come in the last six months and how far you still need to go in the next six months. Happy Half-Birthday. AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) It’s time to stop standing in your own way. You know you want to expand your horizons and you keep coming up with reasons for not doing it right now. The truth is that there will ALWAYS be an excuse for putting off one’s dreams until tomorrow or the day after, or whatever distant future you put on your calendar. As Christopher Robin said to Pooh: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” PISCES (February 18 - March 19) This is one of those Saturdays when you feel in sync with the universe and you understand that the best place to be is wherever you are. Even mowing the lawn is a blissful experience. By the end of this week, restrictive Saturn pesters you to stop using your credit cards while pleasure-loving Venus suggests buying a luxury patio set for your newly mowed lawn. Got cash? < Email Lynda Ray at or check out her website at 30 Pacific Sun june 22 - june 28, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129623 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BLUE BARN GOURMET, 335 CORTE MADERA TOWN CENTER, CORTE MADERA, CA 94976: BLUE MARIN LLC., 2090 CHESTNUT ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129651 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SERENA BEADLE CONSULTING, 8 ELMWOOD COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SERENA C. BEADLE, 8 ELMWOOD COURT, 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 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 8, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129643 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUTTERWEED QUILT SHOP, 112A CLORINDA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LISA VANCOR, 112A CLORINDA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 7, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129550 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AT THE DINNER TABLE., 1555 SOUTH NOVATO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94947: REGINA DESCISCIO, 1000 GREENWOOD DR., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on April 16, 2001. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129436 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NEW EVOLUTION CARPENTRY & CONSTRUCTION, 50 TIBURON ST. SUITE 6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MIGUEL SOLII ANAYA, 50 TIBURON ST. SUITE 6, 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 10, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129557 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SINGER SEAPLANE, 242 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SEAPLANE ADVENTURES LLC., 242 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129392 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STRONG HAMMER WOOD WORK, 34270 SHIMMINS RIDGE RD., WILLITS, CA 95490: TORY FOX BEAVERS, 34270 SHIMMINS RIDGE RD., WILLITS, CA 95490. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129669 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TOMMY BISTRO, 227 3RD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WANYING MAO, 227 3RD 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 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129712 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OHANA ADVISORS, 899 NORTHGATE DR. STE 301, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: OHANA ADVISORS MANAGEMENT LLC., 899 NORTHGATE DR. STE 301, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129693 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SMALL WORLD SAILING ADVENTURES, 101 EL DORADO RD., WALNUT CREEK, CA 94595: DAVID MCGOWAN, 101 EL DORADO RD., WALNUT CREEK, CA 94595. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 13, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2012) FBNS File No. 129628; Following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STARBOARD TAC, 448 WELLESLEY AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: TWO REEFS LLC., 448 WELLESLEY AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under fictitious business name(s) listed herein. Statement filed with County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on Jun 5 ‘12. (Pub Dates: Jun 22, 29; Jul 6, 13 ‘12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129494 The following individual(s) is (are) doing busi-

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ness as LYDIA’S PILATES, 630 FAIRHAVEN WAY, NOVATO, CA 94947 : LYDIA WIRTH, 630 FAIRHAVEN WAY, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 18, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PATRICK W. POLLOCK. Case No. PR-1202595. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PATRICK W. POLLOCK. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: BANK OF MARIN in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BANK OF MARIN 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: July 23, 2012 at 9:00a.m. in Dept: A of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. 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: KELLY R. MASON; BOUDETT & MASON, PO BOX 188, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94979-0188. (415) 454-4020. (Publication Dates: June 15, 22, 29, 2012)

AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GLORIANN HOPKINS. Case No. PR-1202148. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GLORIANN HOPKINS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CARON SCHMIERER in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CARON SCHMIERER be appointed as executor with limited authority 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 with limited authority be granted 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: July 23, 2012 at 9:00a.m. in Dept: A, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. 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: KELLY R. MASON; BOUDETT & MASON, PO BOX 188, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94979-0188. (415)454-4020. (Publication Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 2012)

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1. Sally Stanford (Thanks to the Sausalito Visitors Center for the question) 2. Super-sized sodas and sweetened beverages (larger than 16 ounces) 3a. Ladder 3b. Black cat 3c. Umbrella 4. Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (in an underground vault) 5. Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays 6a. Big Ben 6b. The Big Lebowski (movie) 6c. Bigfoot 6d. Big Bang Theory (TV show) 7. Tartar sauce 8. News of the World, Rupert Murdoch 9. Ionian Sea and Aegean Sea 10. George W. Bush BONUS ANSWER: North and South Korea


My best friend is a guy. We have tons in common and have conversations that are lively, honest and deep. He’s basically everything I’ve ever wanted in my future husband, but he has an infatuation for Filipina women half his age. I’m 37, his age, and Caucasian. His plan is to find and marry a girl from the Philippines. In fact, he is so stuck on marrying a Filipina that he is learning to speak Tagalog and travels to the Philippines twice a year but has yet to have anything work out. I maintain hope that he’ll eventually develop the attraction to me that I have for him and that compatibility will trump looks, because he often tells me how much he appreciates me. Am I fooling myself, or could he outgrow his Filipina fetish? —Boring American Woman


If people could override their physical attractions, strip clubs could hire homely but very kind women to bare only their souls. For the price of a lap dance, they’d tell a man all about their work easing the suffering of cancer patients or nursing stray dogs back to health. Afterward, he’d go home to his hot but mean wife and do his marital duty—while fantasizing about Martha getting little Buster to a really good home. Whenever you start looking at your friend through future-husband-colored glasses, remind yourself that the guy’s learning Tagalog, and not because he calls the cable company and they say, “Press one for Tagalog.” Lust is a powerful and automatic biochemical reaction driven by sex hormones in the brain. One study by Dr. Ingrid R. Olson suggests that we appraise whom we find hot in 13 milliseconds or less—approximately 25 to 30 times faster than an eye blink. And unfortunately, we can’t rejigger whom we lust after—any more than we can convince ourselves that something that smells like ass really smells like lily of the valley. You need to stop focusing on how you click with this guy. I also really click with my friend Debbie, but when I look at her and feel longing, it’s to ask her where she got her barrette. This means we’re well-matched as friends and hair accessory shoppers but nothing more. What you need is a guy with a you fetish—one who thinks you’re the hottest thing since he leaned back, trying to look cool for you, and burned his hand on the party host’s stove. To find that man, banish your Filipinaphile from your mind as anything more than a friend with a thing for women who aren’t you. If that’s hard to do, stop hanging out with him so much until it stops being hard. Save for meeting a fairy godmother in the supermarket and having her transform you into a 4-foot-11, 18-year-old hottie from Manila, there’s only one way you’ll ever make this guy fall for you, and that’s by installing a tripwire.


I’m 27 and passionately in love with a 24-year-old woman I just started dating. I said something in passing about not knowing whether I want kids, and she said, “If I’m not pregnant within two years by you, I’ll get pregnant by somebody else.” Shocked, I asked who. Her answer: “Preferably a friend, but it doesn’t really matter.” My jaw dropped. I wonder whether I even matter or I am just being used.—Disturbed


You were probably picturing yourself as more of a sex machine than a sperm dispenser. (If there’s a movie of your relationship in your mind, it’s the kind that gets blocked by Net Nanny software. In hers, Julie Andrews and the von Trapp children are bounding through the meadows in their clothes made out of curtains.) The fact that her romantic role model seems to be the speeding bullet doesn’t mean that she isn’t into you or that she’s using you. In fact, her honesty suggests otherwise. (She didn’t let you get all attached only to tell you to either dad up or get out.) But, numerous studies splashed across the media show that single parenting disadvantages kids economically, emotionally, in school performance and in their later relationships, and troublingly, all she can think about is the tumbleweed blowing around her empty womb. If you know you don’t want kids, now’s the time to leave. If you aren’t sure, you can stick around and try to figure it out, but the giant ticking uterus hanging over your head may warp the course of getting to know her. After all, it’s kind of a romance-killer to be hearing “It had to be you...” while you know she’s thinking, “Then again, the UPS guy looks like he has a healthy sperm count.” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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