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›› LETTERS Mother Nature should pull self up by own apron strings! As usual, the government doesn’t know its ass from a hole in the ground. The Park Service hasn’t the money to keep open the parks they now have; but are planning on adding ferry boats, building piers and adding more expenses in order to bring more tourists into town to “see the sights” and get them out of their cars. Then they’ll ask the taxpayers to fund all this (“we need money to hire more people, build more stuff”) and how soon the taxpayers forget.

is. Our country, our state, our county, our towns and cities are all struggling with budget cuts. Isn’t it time we put America’s needs first? Esther Riley, Fairfax

Can the Army ‘resettle’ us in a moderate climate within a good school district?

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Supes to consider sales tax measure to fund Marin parks Will Marin put its money where its magnificent open space is? Read the full story here posted Monday, June 25, 2012, 12:.... What Happened to Mill Valley? I remember when Mill Valley was a laid-back, beautiful place to live. It is still beautiful, but now it is full of finance douchebags and their Stepford wives. They drive gian...

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Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

If you convert to ancient Hebrew shekels, it’s only $4 During the administration of George W. Bush, the United States agreed to give Israel $30 billion in military aid from 2009-2018 ($3 billion a year on average). An analysis based on tax returns (see www.aidtoisrael.org) shows how much taxpayers in each state, county and city with a population of at least 20,000 are paying toward this $30 billion. California’s contribution is nearly $3.5 billion; Marin County’s, more than $49 million; San Rafael’s, more than $15 million. If you divide Marin County’s contribution of nearly $5 million a year by the county’s 250,000 residents, you find that Marin residents are paying, on average, about $20 per man, woman and child per year. For a family of four, that would be $80 a year or a whopping $800 over the 10-year period. The United States has to borrow money to give to Israel. Our deficit is nearly three times as high relative to GDP as Israel’s

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The President, signing the ‘worldwide mandated abortion bill’ of 2007.

Peter Seidman thinks Tea Party concerns over Agenda 21 are a conspiracy theory [“Anyone for a Game of Agenda 21?” June 15]? The Department of Homeland Security recently purchased 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets as well as bulletproof checkpoint booths that include “stop and go” lights. Federal authorities have been preparing for domestic civil unrest. Drones will now be patrolling the U.S. Per Raymond Odiermo, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, the Council on Foreign Relations wants to use the Army to plan and carry out domestic law enforcement missions in the U.S. Using U.S. troops in law enforcement duties is a complete violation of the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act, which

severely restricts the use of the military for law enforcement unless under precise and extreme circumstances. In 2007, President Obama signed his worldwide mandated abortion bill as an executive order in line with the U.N.’s Agenda 21. NDAA has stripped us of ALL constitutional rights and any citizen can be detained indefinitely. These facts, along with several leaks stating the Army is expecting to be engaged in the “resettlement” of U.S. citizens, should be enough to frighten all of us. These are the types of actions taken by a police state. We must clean out Congress in order to restore our rights.

ago; we thought (I thought) it was meant to be. After three-and-a-half years we realized we love each other but can’t stand to live together. So now I’m 65 and looking at what to do, where to live in frugal retirement. Numbers don’t support remaining in Marin, so it’s “Up North” for me to a little condo, I guess. Time to give away Dad’s table saw, all his and my accumulation of tools and sanders (I’m keeping at least two of my welders, dammit), and the motorcycle. This is hard, so Joanne’s piece had a lot of impact on me. I’m not the only one, and I want to tell you, you are not the only one either. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with all of us who read it.

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We didn’t want to pitch our 12th century catapult either, but these things take up way too much space in the garage...

Thanks to Joanne Williams for writing the piece about she and her husband selling their house and relocating to a senior community [“Leaving Home,” June 8]. Four years ago our family suffered a divorce after 30 years and three daughters. We had to sell our home to cover the event of the divorce. I rented a debris box and filled it up with things I had been carrying since my parents’ passing. Have you read The Year of Magical Thinking? If you throw away the 12-section nail carrier your dad made, he might be finally, truly gone! Your mom’s wedding dress? One of the kids might want it (saved), many, many school projects: I thought I could keep the trebuchet in my garage forever. I finally cracked and broke down when throwing away a pair of Mickey slippers from a Disneyland trip. A friend grabbed them from the box and saved them for me. After the dust settled I called a woman I knew from 40 years

Marin gangs drive Land Cruisers? Fuhgeddaboutit! Fantastic weather lately for weekend bike rides! Unbelievably, on both the last two weekends while pedaling leisurely on San Anselmo Avenue, punks riding in SUVs made a point of pulling alongside me and screaming in my ear, hoping to shock and maybe induce awe of some indeterminate sort. The first time it really did catch me by surprise, and it was not a pleasant experience. Now I subconsciously brace for it. I am incredulous that there are people with such inclinations inhabiting our otherwise pleasant, bucolic community. I am not a pacifist when it comes to being harassed in my own neighborhood. Having been randomly assaulted in this manner for two weekends in a row, it’s clear to me that this juvenile behavior is shared by some group of jerks in the area. I want to warn them that they don’t know with whom they are tangling...I grew up in New Jersey, and we would make short shrift of dirt bags indulging in that sort of behavior. Words to the wise. James Costello, San Anselmo

Obviously never seen ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command’ Brave...Pixar panned? Sacrilege! Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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It takes a Village Oma Village offers new paradigm in rallying support for housing by Pe te r Se i d m an

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etty Pagett and Mary Kay Sweeney met in January 2011 to discuss options for a new type of nongovernmental program that would provide permanent housing for low-income Marin families. It was an ambitious commitment, one that might have seemed out of reach. But that wouldn’t have taken into account the drive of Pagett and the dedication of both Sweeney, Homeward Bound’s executive director, and Paul Fordham, the organization’s deputy director. Out of that meeting came three options for prospective donors to the new program, Oma Village: Adopt a family and provide funds for that family to stay for six months in emergency shelter, “and then some kind of help in the first year moving on to affordable housing and independence,” Pagett said at the time. Donors also could contribute to a service agency to increase capacity to help families. And the third option shows the scope of Pagett’s vision: “Acquire some more permanent affordable housing.” On June 20, Homeward Bound announced the purchase of three-quarters of an acre in Novato at 5394 Nave Drive, formerly owned by Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, which had operated a 30-bed residential substance abuse recovery program. Of the $790,000 purchase price, the Marin Community Foundation contributed $300,000, the county

kicked in $250,000 from its general fund, and the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael contributed $85,000. In addition, “several substantial private donations” put the fundraising for the property purchase over the top, according to Homeward Bound. Homeward Bound plans to remove the existing structures on the property, which had fallen into disrepair, and build 12 to 14 one-and two-bedroom rental homes. The organization estimates construction will cost $3 million. Fundraising will start in the coming months. Depending on how quickly money flows in, construction could start early next year and the homes could be ready by late 2013 or spring 2014, according to Fordham. “We could start construction earlier, or it could open later. We have a wide time frame.” “It all depends on the money,” says Sweeny. Homeward Bound spent five years raising $9.3 million to create the Next Key Center, a transitional housing program for singles. That experience could prove useful in the fundraising process for Oma Village. “We raised that money for the Next Key Center,” says Fordham, “and we’ve been able to go to some of those sources and say we are going to move ahead with [Oma Village], it’s achievable, we have the history, and ask them for support as we move forward. We have found people to be very receptive.” 8 > The fundraising campaign for con-

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by Jason Walsh

Dan Roberts moves on to congressional runoff Tiburon Republican Dan Roberts will square off against San Rafael Democrat Jared Huffman in the Nov. 6 runoff election for the seat of retiring 2nd District Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. The recent June 5 primary had been the first election since 2010 when California’s “open primary” initiative passed—requiring that in federal and state elections all party- and non-party-affiliated candidates appear on a single ballot in the June primaries, with the top two vote getters squaring off in the fall. The second place position in the runoff had been up in the air since election night, when Assemblyman Huffman led the pool of 12 candidates with 37 percent of the vote, with Roberts in second with 15.3 percent. Inverness Democrat Norman Solomon, though, was a close third at 14.2 percent—with tens of thousands of absentee ballots still to be tallied. While the uncounted votes were largely in Democrat-friendly counties, Solomon finally conceded A large Democratic field cut into Solomon’s, above, Tuesday. According to the Solomon campaign, the West Marin chances of catching Roberts, progressive has narrowed the difference to 172 votes, but with the lone Marin Republican fewer than 1,000 ballots still to count,“it has become numerically in race. very unlikely Solomon will overtake Roberts.” Despite the disappointing outcome, Solomon expressed hope that the spirit that fueled his campaign will lead to “future movements for social change.” “This particular campaign has ended, but the imperative to create a better world continues,” said Solomon in a statement.“Martin Luther King Jr. said,‘The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.’ Our challenge is to do all we can to hasten the process.” Lucas donates land for San Anselmo park Marin may not become the filmmaking mecca George Lucas envisioned with the now-abandoned Grady Ranch project, but he’s still providing a place for a couple of his fantastical film friends—as the Star Wars creator last week announced plans to donate land at 535, 539 and 541 San Anselmo Ave. for the creation of a small park that will feature bronze statues of Yoda and Indiana Jones. The land will go to the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, which will have to raise funds for the demolition of the parcel’s existing buildings, as well as construction of the park. Yoda hopes to move from his low-income housing on planet Dagobah to downtown San Anselmo by 2013, just in time for the America’s Cup. ‘Do or do not build a park, San Anselmo; there is no try.’

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have bears where we’re going. Second, getting skunked may be inconvenient, but at least we’ll get out of there alive. Remember, I have sweetly scented soap. Should I bring my Sonicare toothbrush? Taking care of one’s teeth and gums should be a lifelong priority, but I don’t want to be ridiculed for bringing an electric item with me. Any thoughts? Have I ever shared the story of my other camping trip? I was young and my expectations were romanticized. My college boyfriend Chris, my roommate Sandy, and her boyfriend Robert planned a week of canoeing up the Suwannee River by day and camping on the riverbank at night. I knew two things Suwannee: the wellknown song and America the Beautiful, a Disney movie. The film showed an idyllic, narrow, tree-shaded river bordered by antebellum mansions with expansive, lush lawns. Deer nibbled the grass and frolicked, taking breaks to drink from the sparkling river. While my friends took care of the details, I imagined Chris rowing our canoe, never needing my assistance. When we grew weary, we would slide our boat to the dock behind the prettiest mansion. The nice people living inside would invite us for dinner and insist we sleep in the guest quarters. We’d wake to the aroma of fresh coffee brewing, take a long hot shower and go downstairs for breakfast. About midday, they’d pack us lunch and send us on our way. Let me say I haven’t a clue what part of the Suwanee river those Disney folks filmed, but I assure you it wasn’t anywhere near the swamp I was forced to row on. The only wildlife we encountered were reptiles, mostly alligators. The river was wide. Initially, we rowed along the shoreline, in the shade, until a water moccasin dropped from a tree above, hit the side of our boat and slithered into the water. We then stayed in the middle of the river, with no relief from the strong, carcinogenic rays of the sun. Needless to say, I didn’t make it until nightfall. We turned the canoes around and were asleep in our hotel rooms before our heads hit the feather pillows. They continued without me the next day. I’m sure this trip will be better. I saw s’mores on the menu. And, the best cure for my kvetching is knowing I’m with a dozen writers ready to record my every femme fatale word. Oy, what have I gotten myself into? < Email: nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com

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1. The largest hotel in San Francisco is 46 floors tall, 5a and has almost 2,000 rooms; what is it? 2a. Nineteenth-century preservationist, author and activist John Muir, who helped save the Yosemite Valley and establish national parks in the USA, founded what important conservation organization? 2b. In what land outside the U.S. was John Muir born in 1838? 3. The first sporting event ever played at the Oakland Coliseum took place on Sept.18, 1966, a sellout between what two teams? 5b 4. The names of these two Asian nations, which border northwest and northeast Iran, begin with the same four letters. What are they? 5. Pictured, right: These are all four-letter names: a. Iconic music group b. The baseball team that plays its home games in this fan-friendly stadium, open since 2009 5c c. This landmark is commonly referred to by what four-letter abbreviation? 6. The 18th president of the United States, a war hero who served from 1869-1877, smoked about 20 cigars per day and died of throat cancer. Who was he? 7. In 1963, Roche pharmaceuticals, in Switzerland, released what brand-name product to calm people’s anxieties that became the top-selling pharmaceutical in the United States from 1969 to 1982? 8. Joy Phoenix, a baseball fan from San Rafael, suggests: In honor of the Pacifics coming to San Rafael, how about a baseball question? What are the five ways that a baseball player can get on first base without hitting the ball? 9. The slang term “Davy Jones’s Locker” refers to what unusual location? 10. The highest grossing IMAX (huge movie screens) movie of all time, released in 2004, was a story about a magical train headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. What’s the title? BONUS QUESTION: In November 2011, a wealthy Italian woman, Maria Assunta, died at the age of 94; because she had no heirs, she left her 13 million euro estate to Tommasino, her what? Howard Rachelson welcomes you to live team trivia contests, on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at the Broken Drum, and invites you to send in an intriguing question with answer, to howard1@triviacafe.com; if we use your question in this column, we’ll give you credit!

 VIn an industry struggling to repair its image, it’s heartening to find an honest mortgage broker who says, “Yes, we can make this happen.” Broker John Kay persevered for more than a year to ensure that Pacific Sun staffer Cynthia Saechao and her family found the right mortgage. From their initial meeting, John proved to be a resourceful problem-solver and a great communicator. Not only did he help Cynthia and her husband become homeowners, he also helped other members of their family navigate the complex process of overcoming financial difficulties to obtain loan pre-approval. “John’s someone you want in your corner fighting for you,” Cynthia said. We’d like to recognize John Kay for his willingness to go the extra mile, which is the truest quality of a Hero.

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dream of retreating to an out-of-the-way location, where my cares would be few and I’d write for hours each day. My idea of remote conjures images of a weathered cottage on Martha’s Vineyard, a beach bungalow in Key West or a studio with proper plumbing in the Marais district of Paris. Roughing it means no car, no television and no dog for companionship. Now that middle age is upon me, I’ve decided to experience the wishes on my list. Just last week, a group of writers invited me to a weekend writing retreat in the woods. How fortuitous. It involves camping, where you sleep in a tent without your Tempurpedic mattress. Never mind the true remoteness of the locale. Since this merry band of writers personally requested my presence, I felt obligated to accept. OK, maybe the invite did go out to hundreds of people on Facebook, but I could tell by the wording they intended it specifically for me: One spot just opened up! Who wants in??? I plunked down my money fast. After all, it’s my dream. Now that I’m in, I don’t want to alarm the writers; however, I have important questions. My gentile friends responded to my first inquiries, loading me up with a tent, sleeping bag, lantern, fleece blankets and a headlamp. I don’t know why, but Jewish girls tend not to own this type of gear. The organizers assured me there is a toilet. I packed Lysol, a wire brush and rubber gloves to sanitize the latrine upon arrival. Let’s not go into great detail, but that cheap one-ply toilet paper isn’t touching my tush, so I’ve purchased enough two-ply for everyone. Shower? Check. It takes three quarters. I’ve been to the bank and have $100 worth of quarters. The bag is heavy, but I’m sure one of the nice gentlemen will be happy to carry it for us. Cleanliness is next to godliness, you know. Oh, writers, bring your own soap. I fretted, not knowing whether we’d all enjoy lavender, oatmeal or verbena citrus. In the end, I couldn’t decide and packed a single bar of triple-milled honeysuckle soap imported from Portugal. Food? Taken care of, including coffee and wine. I think I’ll bring a secret stash of dark chocolate and Ativan. Experienced campers, don’t kid yourselves. There is much cause for anxiety. Serial killers. Name me any cop show and I’ll give you the episode where innocent campers became the victims of a mass murderer. My friend Gloria says this only happens to lone campers. Clearly, she’s fibbing to make me feel better or she’s not watching the same shows that I do. My friend Mary Kay keeps talking about skunks and bears. First, I don’t think they

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WThis past week brought two complaints from readers about havoc on Marin’s trails. At Blackie’s Pasture, a group of speeding cyclists almost knocked down a child riding a plastic three-wheeler. When adults called out for the bikers to slow down, the riders yelled back that there is no speed limit. Tara was walking her two dogs on a Mill Valley path next to the wetlands when a rude runner coming straight at her refused to take a step off the trail. Instead, the runner pushed over one of Tara’s dogs. Folks, can we be respectful out there? Bikers, hikers, runners, kids, dogs. We’re all trying to enjoy our recreational areas and a little consideration will go a long way. Thank you.—Nikki Silverstein

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Supes to consider quarter-center sales tax to fund Marin parks Will Marin put its money where its magnificent open space is? That was the question this week when county staff presented to the Board of Supervisors their findings in a survey to gauge voter support for a sales tax to fund Marin’s great outdoors. And just this week, the Marin County Board of Supervisors and the Marin County Parks department began making plans to put a measure on the November ballot calling for a countywide sales-tax increase to fund county parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. On May 15, the supes directed staff to test the electoral waters regarding a proposed countywide sales tax increase of either a quarter cent or an eighth cent to fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. According to a Godbe Consultants’ poll of 606 likely voters, 67.5 percent of Marinites would support a quarter-cent sales tax to fund county parks and open space—enough to pass the required 66.7 percent majority needed for tax measures. Support for an eighth-cent tax was at 70 percent. According to staff estimates, a quarter-cent tax would produce about $10 million in revenue, of which $2 million would be devoted to agricultural land conservation, about $1 million to local park programs and the remaining $7 million would go to the Marin County Parks department.

Grand jury calls for independent oversight on county budget A penny saved isn’t always a penny earned, according to a Marin County Civil Grand Jury. In its latest in a series of summer reports—this one titled “Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis”—the grand jury is calling for the Board of Supervisors to “promptly” establish an office to analyze the fiscal impacts of county budget decisions. And if the board fails to act, the grand jury advises the citizens of Marin to “give serious consideration” to mandating the creation of one through the state initiative process. “We are told that the County of Marin’s finances are in better shape than those of most other counties and that the County government operates efficiently and without the rancor and divisiveness which seem to be the hallmark of inter-government relations throughout the country,” begins the report.“That is a very appealing premise and the Marin County Civil Grand Jury set out to test it.” What the grand jury was surprised to find during its research was “the level at which many of the County’s most important recent decisions appear to be driven solely by economics.” Through staff reductions, department consolidations and other cost-cutting approaches, the county seems to be following the “approach taken by for-profit corporations, intent on improving the bottom line.” But, continues the report,“the principal purpose of government is not to generate a better bottom line. Government is in the business of providing the services its citizens need and want.” The grand jury says it discovered many instances in which such budgetary-based decisions resulted in the loss of millions of dollars,“and which may still cost millions more, far into the future.”Two examples the report cites specifically are the county’s pension structuring— in which “better decisions might have been made”—and the 2004 contract with SAP software and Deloitte Consulting for the implementation of the notoriously botched financialmanagement system, for which the county is currently suing the aforementioned parties to the tune of $35 million. The report also mentions how the county’s project-approval process led to Lucasfilm abandoning the Grady Ranch project, which resulted in the loss of an estimated 690 construction jobs and more than 270 permanent jobs in the county.“How could our governmental procedures so provoke a socially conscious and environmentally friendly local citizen that [George Lucas] felt that, after more than a decade of effort, he had no alternative but to abandon a project that would have brought hundreds of jobs and millions in tax revenue to the County?” In the report’s conclusion, the grand jury recommends that to buffer the county’s finances against the “effective or ineffective, honest or dishonest, capable or incompetent individuals” on the Board of Supervisors or in the county administrator’s office,“it is important that the Board of Supervisors establish and maintain a culture of analytical evaluation of all of its activities that will ingrain itself into the fabric of County government. “In this manner, no matter who may be temporarily in charge, the citizens’ expectation of good government will be met.” Richmond votes to join MEA The Marin Energy Authority may have to change its name to the Marin and Beyond Energy Authority, as the state’s first successfully launched community choice energy aggregator just enlisted the city of Richmond in its ranks. All 11 Marin municipalities, as well as the county of Marin, are members of the MEA, which provides a 50 percent minimum mix of renewable energy to customers for a current average of about $2.50 more per month than PG&E. (A July rate hike by the utility is expected to narrow that difference down to closer to $2.) The Richmond City Council voted 5-2 last week to become the first out-of-county member of the MEA. The authority’s board—composed of a representative from each town and one from the

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struction costs will seek contributions from foundations, as well as public and private donations. A key element in the concept centers on raising all construction costs on the front end, which means Oma Village will have no mortgage. And that means rents can stay in the range of $500 to $600 a month. Most of the units will be two bedrooms, says Fordham. The rents will cover maintenance and support services. Keeping a flat rent is critical to the Oma Village concept. “We want to showcase the ability to do something different,” says Sweeney. “One thing we consciously moved away from,” adds Fordham, “is the idea of [government programs] that just charge people a third of their income. It’s a disincentive. If they earn more money, they have to pay more rent. We want a fixed amount at an affordable level. Then, as people increase their income and develop job skills, as more money gets into their pockets, and they get a better quality of life, they will eventually, we imagine, want to move on to a non-supportive [situation]. They will have built the means to do that over time.” That model ultimately is more productive for moving low-income people out into wider society. It’s a new paradigm in the challenge of helping the homeless and the precariously housed. “We want to focus on the educational needs of the kids, parents, too,” says Fordham. “We want to have a homework club and a space to do tutoring, a computer learning center, all built into this space. Support staff on site as well as volunteers will make it a really robust service environment.” That’s the Homeward Bound model at Next Key, and it’s what makes Homeward Bound different from a stand-alone affordable housing developer. “We see this as permanent supportive housing,” says Fordham. “Each of the families will be required to meet with us regularly so we can assist them with their long-term goals.” Novato has had a tempestuous relationship with affordable housing proposals. Oma Village, however, could be a model, a guide in how to deal with residents who initially are averse to low-income housing. The first thing in its favor is the location. Replacing a derelict recovery center with attractive homes seems like a winner. “The property is close to transportation, close to the school system, it’s a perfect location for families,” says Sweeney. Fordham adds that Oma Village can “really improve the whole look of that area by developing it into something dignified and attractive.” Oma Village must still move through the planning process, where many affordable projects end up in a wrestling match with critical residents. But, as Sweeney points out, they did some important listening and legwork. “The first thing we did,” says Sweeney, “is pay close attention to what the community is saying about what affordable housing would be acceptable, starting with the density issues, attractiveness and services. We met with various community members and leaders who had some questions about how

this would work.” That outreach included meeting with local school authorities. “We really heard the community say they didn’t want government mandates saying affordable housing had to be 30 units per acre,” says Fordham. “We heard the community say they wanted 20 units or less. That’s what we’re aiming for on this site.” And the units will be homes, not a building block of apartments. There’s no question that Marin needs more affordable rental housing for lowincome families. When the county tallied its numbers in the 2011 point-in-time count of the homeless, 4,179 people were in the “precariously housed” column. That’s a 38 percent increase from the previous count in 2009. And the number probably is much larger because part of the count takes place in schools. It’s not surprising that parents might not want to identify themselves and their children as precariously housed. The high cost of rents and extremely low vacancy rates exacerbate the situation. Permanent housing for low-income and homeless residents has been on the agenda of service providers for some time. Homeward Bound has 10 apartments for seniors in the Fireside Apartments in Mill Valley, managed by Eden Center. And last year, Ritter Center in San Rafael used $200,000 from the county and $200,000 from the Marin Community Foundation to provide permanent housing and support service for about 20 chronically homeless people. Still, the need outstrips the supply, especially for families. And that’s another reason Oma Village is special. A 2012 study conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and released locally in March by the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, shows that Marin remains the least affordable place in the nation for renters. A Marin worker needs to earn $36.63 an hour, more than $76,000 a year, to afford the $1,905 rent for a typical two-bedroom rental, according to the report. “The median renter household income is $55,000, putting a two-bedroom rental out of reach for 64 percent of the renting population.” It’s almost incalculably harder for families whose income earners bring in minimum wage or entry-level incomes. That puts into perspective the goal of moving working families out of a subsistence-wage environment through education and skill building—while families remain in their rental homes at $500 to $600 a month. Oma Village will be another option on the continuum-of-care model that Homeward Bound has honed since its founding in 1974 with a single family shelter. The organization now is the county’s chief provider of shelter and services to homeless families and adults. It operates 12 programs that provide about 445 beds per night, ranging from emergency shelter to long-term supportive housing backed up with services that include counseling, job training and classes in life skills. Pagett envisioned a new way and created Oma Village. Oma is the name her two grandsons call her; it’s called a Village because the concept revolves around tapping community


support in a time when funds for aiding the homeless can’t come close to matching need. Pagett believed there was an untapped source of philanthropy in the county. The idea is not unlike those solicitations for donations to aid a child in a Third-World country. Families and children in Marin also need that kind of adoptive response. Upon learning from her daughter about mother’s clubs, which provide support and resources for members, Pagett thought the several clubs in Marin might be a good way to enlist support for homeless families and connect mothers with the needs of the county’s homeless families. “The whole idea was not to create a new nonprofit but a tool we could use to reach out into the community much more broadly to help people understand and respond to the needs of families and homelessness,” says Pagett, who served as minister of the United Methodist Church in San Rafael before moving to EAH, where she was director of advocacy and education for that affordable housing organization. After she retired, Pagett continued working on homeless issues, eventually creating the Oma Village concept. “We certainly have found wide community support, and it’s growing,” says Pagett. Thanks to her efforts to reach people who previously hadn’t been part of the homeless conversation or participated in philanthropy, new sources of money are helping to grow the Oma Village vision, which includes much more than the housing development. “We’ve

been working with the Southern Marin Mothers’ Club, and that’s exactly what we hoped would happen,” says Pagett. Women at Rodef Sholom and the League of Women Voters are also now part of the Village. “A variety of mothers and grandmothers and people who care about children realize this is something they can do.” The initial Oma Village idea was to introduce community members to the families using the emergency shelter and to the concept of permanent supportive housing. To make the issues more human. “The Dominican Sisters helped us kick off a vision fund for a permanent site,” Pagett says. “We found it, and other people have joined in.” The Marin Community Foundation has engaged in an ongoing effort to meet the challenge of homelessness and affordable housing. “We knew this was something they had been dreaming and planning for some time,” says Thomas Peters, CEO and president of MCF, about Pagett and Homeward Bound. Oma Village “is a bell ringer,” says Peters, “to meet a critical housing need and [support] a segment of the population that often faces the most challenges.” In just about a year-and-a-half, Pagett and Homeward Bound started a new philanthropic concept in the county and found a home for Oma Village. “Betty is the visionary behind this,” says Sweeney, “She’s the oma behind it all.” <

county—voted unanimously earlier this month to welcome Richmond if and when its council approved the move. By the middle of summer, an estimated 95,000 Marinites will be purchasing Marin Clean Energy through the MEA; about 31,000 Richmond residents are expected to join on top of that. <8

Smooth lineup at George’s It was “oye como vamanos!” Friday night, as Marin music fans “got going” to George’s after the San Rafael nightclub announced that Carlos Santana would be on stage with the Narada Michael Walden Band. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist had been added as a last-minute “special guest” for the show featuring Walden, producer of records for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Richie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and the Temptations. During last Friday’s show, Santana applauded the reopening of George’s, saying, ‘I knew that this place would be new center for San Rafael [and] when you gather like this you’re able to change the vibration of the Bay Area.’

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State park closure date is next week— but there are grounds for hope in Marin... by Dani Burlison

Remnants of the once-thriving shrimping operation at China Camp, shown here mid-20th century, is part of the history at stake in the state parks crisis.

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eyond the cyclists ascending trails and past the small parking lots dotted alongside North San Pedro Road in San Rafael lies a significant slice of Marin’s history. Along the muddy rim of the San Pablo Bay is China Camp—where the breeze is mild and shallow waves ripple quietly under the old village pier. The small, rustic store— which holds framed black-and-white photographs and an old cigarette machine—offers sandwiches, drinks and ice cream on weekends. Visitors can catch a glimpse of its oncethriving past from the presence of weathered fishing boats or by a short walk through the China Camp shrimpery museum. Aside from the well-worn mountain bike trails, the

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school buses filled with local fourth-graders on field trips and the wildlife enthusiasts on guided trail hikes, China Camp State Park has something more to offer. Something that the community is determined to save. Since the state park system was established in 1902, California’s state parks have provided recreation, education and respite for nearly 60 million visitors each year. Many have grown up visiting these parks with their schools, families and friends and have presumed that the great coastal, mountain or desert escapes would always be accessible. These ecologically diverse and historic places have become trusted retreats for many wishing to recharge or simply share personal childhood memories with new generations.

Few even considered that these gems would ever close their gates. Not until recently, at least. Residents of the Golden State were stunned in 2008 when, for budgetary reasons, former Gov. Schwarzenegger proposed the closure of 48 of California’s 278 state parks and then increased the number to 220 the following year—from the north coast’s Del Norte State Redwoods to Southern California’s Salton Sea. Though his decision to keep the parks open with reduced services in 2010 elicited a sigh of relief for many park supporters, a new budget under Gov. Brown calls for the closure of 70 of the least financially viable parks in order to pinch $22 million worth of pennies within

California’s worsening debt crisis. And Marin’s picturesque lands were not spared: Samuel P. Taylor, Olompali, China Camp and Tomales Bay state parks made the fateful list. Deadline for closure: July 1, 2012. But if there ever was a community that wasn’t going to take its parks–closures lying down–it’s the one below the Sleeping Lady. Say what you will about Marin—we love our parks. Two years ago, when the statewide initiative to fund state parks through an $18 vehicle license fee went down in flames— Marin wasn’t to blame. County voters led the charge for Prop. 21 with 62 percent approval—a full 20 percent above the state average.


And just this week, lucrative shrimping the Marin County Board village. The 1,640 acres of Supervisors and the of the state park were Marin County Parks deonce home to nearly 500 partment began making residents, many of them plans to put a measure immigrants from China’s on the November ballot seaside Guandong calling for a countywide Province. sales-tax increase to fund With China Camp’s county parks, open space settlers netting nearly and agricultural land 3 million pounds of preservation. shrimp each year, the Frank Quan, shown here with a friend at China community felt ebbs According to polling has familial roots to the shrimpery that date and flows in population contractor Godbe Con- Camp, back to the 19th century. sultants, who queried with families leaving for 606 likely voters, 67.5 percent of Marinites nearly a decade to work on the construction would support a quarter-cent sales tax to fund of railroads during the California Gold Rush. county parks and open space. When many returned, they were kept busy While those examples do little to help the with the daily operations of the village before state parks, they do demonstrate one thing: If being met with drastic changes in the form you’re going to be a financially strapped public of discriminatory state laws and regulations park—it’s good to be one in Marin. meant to gut the Chinese shrimping industry. In fact, two of our allegedly doomed parks “China Camp had the most productive were thrown a lifeline last year by the feds. shrimping in the Bay Area,” says Quan. “But Due to their proximity to the Point Reyes the character of the village really changed after National Seashore and the Golden Gate the Exclusion Act.” National Recreation Area, both Tomales Bay The 1882 Exclusion Act, which greatly and Samuel P. Taylor state parks entered into prohibited Chinese immigration to and labor a one-year shared-services agreement with the in the United States, contributed to the decline National Park Service. In a worst-case scenario in village residents. Soon after, other laws this year, it looks like Heart’s Desire Beach and were enforced on the community, including the Samuel Taylor campgrounds may trim restrictions on fishing seasons in 1901 and back operating hours. New schedules and any an outlaw of shrimping nets throughout the accompanying fee changes will be announced entire Bay Area. The shrimping community of July 1 when official collaborations with the China Camp Village was eventually restricted NPS take effect. to catching shrimp by hand during the offBut while the redwoods of Samuel P. Taylor seasons (it would often take up to an hour to and the beaches of Tomales Bay will be accatch just 1 pound) before the export of dried cessible for the near future, the fate of China shrimp was banned, greatly reducing the revCamp and Olompali remains shakier than a enue for the entire local industry. By the turn pitch tent on Pioneer Tree Trail. of the 20th century, the population of China Camp Village was well under 100. OOOO Quan, 86, has lived at China Camp for most “IT WAS LAST July on Friday the 13th,” of his life; he still operates the general store says China Camp resident Frank Quan on a launched in the 1880s by his grandfather and recent morning outside his home in China continued small-scale shrimping at the site Camp Village. “The state announced the list up into the 1960s. Quan was granted a special and notified staff of the proposed closure.” provision to remain in his ramshackle home when China Camp received state-park status After centuries as a thriving Coastal Miwok in 1979—a living embodiment of the history community, Marin’s bountiful shores along at stake in the fight to keep the parks open. the San Pablo Bay grew into a 19th century Upon learning of the park’s threatened mecca for Chinese immigrants who transclosure, the nonp r o f i t g r o u p Friends formed “China Camp” into a bustling and of China Camp vowed it would do what it

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takes to keep the park open and operating for future generations. “We’ve grown from 20 members to over 1,000 members and have raised over $200,000 since the first of the year,” says Friends of China Camp member Steve Deering. “Most of the donations received have come from individuals and small foundations.” Local donors include the Marin Community Foundation, the Marin Chinese Cultural Association and the California State Parks Fund. The organization also hopes to receive funds from major corporate donors in the near future. Friends of China Camp, working with what it says has been a very supportive and collaborative relationship with the state park system, plans to continue fundraising efforts in order keep China Camp operating. The group estimates that annual operating fees—including park staff salaries, maintenance costs and emergency repairs—will be in the ballpark of $500,000 each year. They will, of course, also need to rely heavily on volunteers to ensure that things run smoothly. “I’m optimistic that a lot of volunteers can help with the park,” says Quan. “When a bridge washed out someone donated almost $20,000 toward materials and the repairs were made by volunteers.” As the park is already short-staffed and its hours of operation restricted, Ernest Chung, Friends of China Camp’s chairperson, hopes to also implement a new day-use fee so as not to rely solely on donations to cover operating costs. “We plan to have everything open, every day of the year, including the campgrounds, trails, everything,” he says. “We are very sensitive to changing the fees, though,” adds Deering. “We don’t want to exclude anyone because of costs. Having this park accessible is very important to everyone.” Though all of the steps to take over operations continue to roll along smoothly with recommendations from the state, Friends of China Camp won’t officially enter into the state-park-operating business until all proposals are officially approved, which could happen in the next few weeks. On the off-chance that a glitch or lastminute change prevents the group from running the park, the public is still unsure what to expect in the case of closure-at China Camp, or any of the state parks.

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“I have yet to hear a satisfactory answer about how to close all of these parks with so many points of entry,” says Assemblymember Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, from his Sacramento office. Huffman’s not alone. According to state parks officials, “closing” essentially means there will be no staff at the parks—nor will there be running water, bathrooms or electricity. And while, technically, people aren’t supposed to be at the parks it’d be nearly impossible to keep people out. (If they had staff for that, they might as well just use that staff to keep the parks operating.) More likely, rangers stationed elsewhere would make occasional appearances to check for vandalism and hidden drug operations.   

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SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED amid the legends of China Camp and the tourism of Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor is Olompali. Like China Camp, Olompali State Historic Park—first home to the Miwoks, then a cattle ranch and, in the 1960s, a hippie commune and the Grateful Dead—has gained support from locals who intend to keep the park’s 700 acres open and accessible. And according to Diane Einstein, the park will not close on July 1. Einstein is a member of the Olompali People, a nonprofit wing of the Marin State Park Association that has been active in advocacy and fundraising for the park since 1982. “We have been told by [Marin’s state park] District Superintendent Danita Rodriguez that as we move forward in negotiations that the park will remain on its limited schedule of operations,” says Einstein. The park reduced its operating hours to Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm, in January this year, which means that visitors are restricted from hiking the popular Olompali trails outside of the current limited operating hours. Upon contract approval, the Olompali People will take over operations at the park, interfacing with state parks regarding volunteers and park hosts. The Olompali People will also provide contractors for all maintenance needs. It is expected that the $8 entry fee will remain the same. “Our goal will be a seamless transition in visitor services and management,” says 12>

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Six thousand years after humans first populated the Olompali area, the fire- When the North PaciďŹ c Coast Railroad was built alongside Samuel P. Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redwood ravaged Burdell Mansion stands as a marker of its more recent past as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the White mill in the 1870s, he built the Camp Taylor Resort hotel and campgroundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which lives House of hippiedomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;when the Chosen Family communed there in the late 1960s. on today as Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

< 11 Happy trails to you Einstein. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Olompali People plans for the park to be open seven days a week.â&#x20AC;? While Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state parks are seemingly in the clear for 2012, state ofďŹ cials are struggling to ďŹ nd a long-term solution to the park predicament. One tactic that may ensure their ongoing operations is by providing residents with quick and affordable access. In February, Huffman introduced Assembly Bill 1589, also known as the California State Parks Stewardship Act of 2012. According to Huffman, the bill, which was approved by the state Assembly in May, would, among other things, help increase revenue via the

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installation of state-of-the-art fee-collection equipment at the sites; make available a California State Park environmental license plate with vehicle-owner fees going toward the state parks; and give taxpayers an option to purchase an annual state park access pass when they ďŹ le their state tax returns. The bill would also require more transparency from the state Department of Parks and Recreation as to how it evaluates and selects speciďŹ c parks for closure, capping that number at 25 state parks allowed to close from 2012 to 2016 without legislative approval. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This bill will include new options to obtain new revenues; new solutions to keep our

Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Desire Beach on Tomales Bay is not only one of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busiest beaches, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the entry point to Indian, Pebble and Shell beaches.

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all it the Dead Zone. the four musicians played a riveting Not a casting call for the hit three-hour show that ran from jazz and AMC-TV series The Walking Dead, blues to New Orleans R&B and plugged-in or a hangout on the local zombie walk, but bluegrass with all the Dead-like explorthat elusive place where muatory focus of a well-honed sic is imbued on any given jam band. COMING SOON night and in any given place No surprise, really—Law The third annual Peter with the spirit of the Gratehas solid bluegrass roots (he Rowan Birthday Bash ful Dead. On Monday, June is a longtime collaborator of with Big Twang Theory 18, a cramped corner of the fiddler Darol Anger), has sat and special guests Chris bar at the Station House in with guitarist David Nelson and Lorin Rowan will Cafe in Point Reyes Station of New Riders of the Purple take place Sunday, (full disclosure: My wife is Sage and even toured for a July 1, at 4pm, at a BBQ the proprietor) constituted spell with former Garcia Band on the Lawn concert at Rancho Nicasio in a Dead Zone, replete with keyboardist Melvin Seals. downtown Nicasio. deadheads from as far away Rowan—a former mem$20.415/ 662-2219. as New York. ber of bluegrass pioneer Bill That night, perched Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys on a barstool, bluegrass and a longtime fixture on legend Peter Rowan led a tight rhythm the Marin music scene—has a deep consection composed of upright bassist Paul nection with Garcia: The two collaborated Knight of Inverness and drummer Michael on the landmark 1975 album Old & In Pinkham of Bolinas, along with guitarist The Way and Rowan wrote the album’s Scott Law, of Portland, Oregon, who pothead anthem “Panama Red,” among channeled Jerry Garcia while jamming other songs. on a quilted maple Alembic Jerry Garcia Now Rowan is at his creative peak. Further Model electric guitar. Together, The Inverness resident is leading two

bands—the Grammynominated Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and the jam-based Big Twang Theory (with guitarist Nina Gerber, dobro player Michael Witcher, upright bassist Paul Knight and drummer Ken Owen)— both formed at Knight’s frequent Sunday-night bluegrass jams at the cafe. Rowan’s dedication to jamming also was evident last month at a vibrant Big Twang Theory concert held on a chilly weeknight at the newly rechristened amphitheater at Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, which saw the 69-year-old bandleader trading licks with North Bay guitar phenomenon Nina Gerber and dobro master Michael Witcher. “Yeah, I mean, that’s where I came into all of this from,” Rowan says, during a phone call from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, when asked about his re-energized commitment to jamming. “After I finished playing with Earth Opera and Seatrain and

Mule Skinner [in the 1960s and ’70s], I came to the Telluride Festival and I played with anybody—New Grass Revival, and [fiddler] Byron Berline or anyone else— and they all came and sat in on my set. “I was hooked. “These days, players seem more focused and it’s harder to find a chance to do that freewheelin’ thing, so I decided just to go ahead and go back to doing anything and everything. “I kind of blow wind into every sail of every boat that I’ve come across on my journey.” That’s not to say he’s left his straightahead bluegrass roots behind. Hardly. At the Station House Cafe, Rowan introduced a new song, “A Doc Watson Morning,” a heartfelt tribute to the late bluegrass giant Doc Watson who died May 29 at age 89. The song is performed as a medley with Watson’s life-affirming “Deep River Blues.” “I wrote it the morning after Doc died,” Rowan explains. “I was playing at the SEVA benefit in San Francisco and wasn’t able to get to North Carolina [for Watson’s memorial service]. I woke up in San Francisco at the hotel. I looked out the window and started writing down those words, it’s a Doc Watson morning, not knowing it was a song. A friend of mine called and when I asked him what he was up to, he said, ‘Oh, I’m just picking a little bit. It’s a D-18 kind of day. And I thought, ‘Man, it is a Doc Watson morning, a D-18 pickin’ kind of day.’” The song may make it onto the next album when Rowan and his bluegrass band return to the studio in October to record a follow-up to the 2011 Grammynominated bluegrass album Legacy, featuring guitarist Keith Little, Witcher and Knight as well as special guests fiddler Jason Carter and mandolinist and singer Ronnie McCoury. “Going back to Nashville is like going home,” he says. “There are so many great players there that you never know who’s gonna show up.” < Freewheel for Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

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›› TALKiNG PiCTURES

Will to power Comedian Durst still seeking way to ‘make Calvin Coolidge interesting’ by Davi d Te mp l e ton

Writer David Templeton takes interesting the show as new events take place. people to interesting movies in his ongoing As a trained presidential observer—and quest for the ultimate post-film conversaalso an experienced comic who’s pertion. This is not a movie review. Rather, it’s formed alongside some of the greatest coa freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, medians of our time—Durst was the first alternative ideas and popular culture. person I wanted to talk with about Hyde t was kind of a shock to the Park on the Hudson. But since the film senses,” admits comedian and won’t be released until Christmas, I invited political satirist Will Durst. He’s Durst to talk with me about...the trailer. describing an experience many people “I’ve always known that FDR had an are having these days when they happen affair,” Durst says. “But I’ve never known to catch the trailer for an upcoming film much about it. It’s no big surprise that he titled Hyde Park on the Hudson. Directed had an affair. Pretty much all the presiby Roger Michell (Notting Hill), the film dents had affairs. Truman, probably not— —dripping with Masterpiece Theatre- but then he was from Kansas.” style classiness—is a historical romantic “Maybe it was the nuclear bomb thing,” drama about the extramarital relation- I suggest. “How does a guy stack up, ship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and potency-wise, to dropping the biggest his distant cousin and confidant, Marga- explosive device known to man? He was ret Suckley. It is no surprise that Suckley probably afraid he’d hear, ‘Wait a second. is played by Laura Linney, who excels at That’s all you got? You’re the atom bomb this sort of thing. What’s a bit of a head- guy! I was expecting something more!’” turner, as Durst has suggested, is that FDR “That would be intimidating!” Durst is portrayed by...wait for laughs, adding with it...Bill Murray. playful derision, “ApparYep. Bill Murray. ently, Mr. President, the “He looks really into nuclear capability has it,” says Durst of the acnot transferred.” tor best thought of for Now that Bill Murhis turns in big comedies ray—who began as a like Stripes, Ghostbusters, regular on Saturday Groundhog Day. He’s Night Live—is appearproven he can do drama ing as a U.S. president though, most notably in When they greenlight a movie about 13th in an Oscar-potential the Oscar-nominated president Millard Fillmore, we know which film, one has to wonder comedian we’d like to see for the role. Lost in Translation. But what other presidential it’s still kind of a weird movies could be made sight, Bill Murray in FDR’s iconic wheel- starring alumni from SNL. chair, sporting the famous cigarette hold“Well, we know that Chevy Chase can er, joshing presidentially with the king of play Gerald Ford, because he did that on England—and selling it. “Bill Murray has the show,” Durst observes. “Dana Carvey’s always had that upper-crust attitude, any- looking for a comeback vehicle, and way,” Durst points out, “and from what on SNL he always did do a pretty good you can see in that trailer, he’s using it. At George H.W. Bush. And he actually looks first it’s kind of hilarious, the whole idea of like him, so that’s a point in his favor. But I Bill Murray as FDR. Then...it just kind of wouldn’t have thought Bill Murray looked makes sense.” like FDR, and still, in the trailer, he looks Durst, renowned for his sly, dry stand- just like him. Between Hollywood makeup up commentary on presidential polieffects and people’s faulty memories, you tics, is the author of The All-American can get people to look like almost anyone Sport of Bipartisan Bashing, which was these days. turned into a one-man-show that ran “I just saw Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackoff-Broadway in 2007. Currently, in adson, down at the San Jose Stage Company,” dition to a busy touring schedule, Durst he continues, referencing the hit Broadway is performing on-stage every Tuesday musical that presents America’s Indianat The Marsh (www.themarsh.org) in killing seventh president as an unhinged San Francisco. The fast 85-minute oneemo rock star with a violent streak. “It man-show focuses on the ever-changing was really good. I’d love to see it with the political landscape as the nation counts guy who played it on Broadway sometime, down toward the November presidential Benjamin What’s-his-name, the guy in election, with Durst constantly changing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

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The day the Murray-as-FDR trailer came out is truly a ‘date that will live in infamy.’

It’s Benjamin Walker, but now that fact that, you know, there’s never been a Durst has mentioned Abraham Lincoln: movie about Taft. “You’d really need the Vampire Hunter, I have to ask if the recent alien invasion scenario to make that one supernatural Honest Abe flick doesn’t sug- interesting,” I add. “William Howard Taft: gest that true history may have become a Alien Fighter.” little too boring for the masses. “Yeah,” Durst laughs. “I like that. Taft “It just shows that if you run out of could use his gravitational force as a episodes from the presidents’ lives to weapon against the aliens.” base movies on,” I remark, “you can just “Do you think people really get their throw in vampires and aliens, and take it sense of history from watching movies all up a notch.” about historical figures?” I ask. “That’s a “Yeah, that’d be a way to make Cal- little like basing your view of marriage vin Coolidge interesting, that’s for sure,” solely on the relationships in television Durst replies. “Back to casting presidents, commercials.” though, I think Gilbert Got“Sure, people do,” Durst tfried could bring out the says. “More people see impish side of Grover Clevemovies than read books, land. And William Henry and a lot of ’em do end Harrison, of course, was up believing what they only president for 32 days. see. Or, let’s say, they alHe’s the guy who caught low their view of history pneumonia giving his into be gently shifted by augural speech and then what they see. That’s why died. So he could be played something like Abraham by Rob Schneider, because Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Rob’s last TV show only could end up having surlasted about 32 days. And I prising side effects. What think Martin Short could do happens, for example, if James Buchanan, our only On a positive note, debate over civilization ends, and in ‘bachelor’ president.” the far future, the only Buchanan’s sexuality has Buchanan, of course, was overshadowed debate over whether artifact left to represent our 15th president, serving he was the worst president ever. human achievement is a right before Lincoln. BuchDVD of Abraham Lincoln: anan is now widely rumored to have been Vampire Hunter? Some future society, built on gay, which makes one wonder why there’s the remains of human culture, could end up been no Broadway musical based on him. developing all around Abraham Lincoln: VamIt could be called Fabulous, Fabulous James pire Hunter, using that artifact as its holy text. Buchanan or something. “This,” Will Durst concludes, “is why we Durst is on a roll now. must be careful what we put out there. Future “The only Saturday Night Live player generations will judge us by the least likely of who could ever do William Howard Taft evidence. We have so little control over it.” < would be Horatio Sanz,” he says, referring Discuss the private life of James Buchanan with David at talkpix@earthlink.net. to the walrus-sized 27th president. “It’s hard to believe there would be anybody who’d want to see a movie It’s your movie, speak up at about Taft,” I point out, referring to the ›› pacificsun.com JUNE 29 - JULY 5, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 21


›› THEATER

‘SPRING’ FEVER

Something not-so-Wilde Idea-leaden ‘Salomania’ would benefit by dropping a few veils... by Charles Brousse

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t’s quite likely that a substantial portion of the people who crowded Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre on the opening night of Salomania expected to witness something extraordinary. After all, the advance publicity had focused on the play’s risque subject, a 1918 defamation lawsuit brought in a London court by American dancer Maud Allan against tabloid newspaper publisher Noel Pemberton-Billing. Pemberton-Billing had declared Allan was immoral because she had performed in private productions of Oscar Wilde’s banned Salome, the English playwright’s theatrical account of the biblical seductress Salome’s fatal dalliance with John the Baptist. Worse, PembertonBilling said Allan was a lesbian who was

Some dances in ‘Salomania’ are more erotic than others. Mark Anderson Phillips, as Billing.

part of a “cult of the clitoris,” referring to Vincent is completely convincing as Lord libertines who allegedly were undermining Alfred Douglas, who turns his back on British society and giving aid and comfort Wilde and jauntily disavows the man who to the savage Huns across the Channel. had once been his ardent accomplice in With that kind of background, and the “the love that dare not speak its name.” fact that Salomania was written and staged But these are exceptions. On the whole, by Mark Jackson (a Bay Area director Salomania feels like a lot of activity to very known for his risk-taking), it would be nat- little purpose. This particularly applies to ural to anticipate sexual fireMadeline H.D. Brown’s works. Some may even have portrayal of Maud Allan NOW PLAYING hoped to witness a local verwho, after demonstrating a Salomania runs sion of the Dance of the Seven few simple choreographic through July 22 at Veils, the controversial centermoves in the first act, the Aurora Theatre, piece of Richard Strauss’s opspends most of the rest of 2081 Addison St., era (based on Wilde’s story) the play wandering aimBerkeley. Information: that Maud Allan made her lessly (and oh so slowly) 510/843-4822, or www. reputation performing. Alas, about the stage dressed in auroratheatre.org it was not to be. In fact, Jacka diaphanous skirt, beaded son has a far more ambitious bustier and headdress. At agenda in mind. As he writes the very least, if we had in a program note: “Ultimately, the play is been able to watch her shed those famous less about its characters than about the anx- seven veils, it might have added a bit of ious, hysterical society that shapes them.” spice to a disappointingly bland stew. That, in a nutshell, is what is wrong O  O  O  O with Salomania. Good stories are about That Shakespeare understood the vital people, not ideas or historical periods. To his credit, Jackson does supply some effec- importance of character was demonstrated tive visual and aural support. We sense the once again at a recent performance of horror of trench warfare in Europe, where, Hamlet at San Quentin prison. Produced as part of an outreach program by Marin as the shells fall around them, British Shakespeare Company and co-directed soldiers tell and re-tell jokes—sometimes by Lesley Currier and Suraya Keating, the referring to them by numbers—to keep inmate “actors” (amateurs all) invested more from going bonkers. Meanwhile, as their enthusiasm than craft, but their roles were young men die, Londoners are fascinated by the lurid details of a trial that keeps get- so richly delineated that the end result was as compelling as any I’ve witnessed. Julian ting sillier and sillier. Glenn Padgett (a convicted murderer known In spite of the obstacles, a few actors to his friends as “Luke”) played Denmark’s manage to connect, if only for brief movacillating Prince with a vigor and power ments. Alex Moggridge as a returning that was breathtaking. Waving our identity veteran and Marilee Talkington as the simple, down-home girl he meets in a pub cards, we exited the prison gates into the sunlit bayscape wondering what quirk of fate have a wonderfully touching scene that reveals the deep longing for intimacy both put him there while we were free. < Charles Brousse can be reached at cbrousse@juno.com. feel after years of military conflict. Liam

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Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire in the phenomenal ‘Begin the Beguine’ number from ‘Broadway Melody of 1940,’ one of the highlights of ‘That’s Entertainment,’ playing Independence Day at the Regency and the Sequoia. O Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (1:45) Turns out Abe passed his off hours swinging an axe at the bloodthirsty undead. O The Amazing Spider-Man (2:16) Prequel reveals how teen screw-up Peter Parker became everyone’s favorite human arachnid; Andrew Garfield stars. 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 Brave (1:35) Disney cartoon about an impetuous princess, an eccentric witch, troublemaking triplets and an ancient curse that threatens their kingdom. O Despicable Me A wicked suburban supervillain is waylaid in his plans to steal the moon by three little girls in search of a papa. 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 Magic Mike (1:50) Stephen Soderbergh dramedy about a male stripper and the life wisdom he imparts to a young novice. 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 Gman 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.

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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 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 People Like Us (1:55) Yuppie ad exec Chris Pine reexamines his meaningless existence when he reconnects with his estranged family. O Pink Ribbons, Inc. (1:38) Hard-hitting doc takes an in-depth look at the millions of dollars raised each year in the name of breast cancer research and what the dough is actually being used for. 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 Raymonda (3:05) Glazunov’s classic tale of a maiden and her two suitors is brought to dazzling life by Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet. 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 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 Entertainment (2:14) Treasure trove of film clips from some of MGM’s greatest musicals; Astaire, Kelly, Sinatra and Crosby offer insights. 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 To Rome With Love (1:52) Woody Allen kaleidoscope about interconnecting lives in the Eternal City; Ornella Muti, Judy Davis, Penelope Cruz and Roberto Benigni star. O Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (1:54) Wall Street whistleblower Eugene Levy enters the witness protection program and finds himself shacking up with everyone’s favorite rambunctious grandma. 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 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) Century Northgate 15: FriMon 2:35, 6:35; 3D showtimes at 10:35, 11:55, 1:15, 3:55, 5:15, 7:55, 9:15, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 11:45; 3D showtimes at 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20 NThe Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) Century Cinema: Mon 11:59pm Tue-Thu 10am; 3D showtimes at 1, 4, 7, 10 Century Northgate 15: Mon 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Mon 11:59pm; 3D showtime at 11:59pm CinéArts at Marin: Mon 11:59pm Fairfax 6 Theatres: Mon 11:59pm Bel Ami (R) Rafael Film Center: 4:15, 8:45 Bernie (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun, Wed 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon noon, 5:45 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Mon 1:30, 4:15, 7 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8 Sun-Thu 7 Brave (PG) +++1/2 Century Cinema: Fri-Sun 11:40; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Mon 11:40; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:15, 12:10, 1:50, 4:25, 5:20, 7, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 10:20, 12:55, 2:45, 3:30, 6, 7:50, 8:40 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10, 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 1:50; 3D showtimes at 4:35, 7:15, 9:40 Mon 1:50; 3D showtimes at 4:35, 7:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Mon 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 3:30, 6:05, 8:30 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 Despicable Me (PG) ++1/2 Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:25, 12:50,

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

Fri-Tue, Thu 10:30am; 3D showtimes at 1:25, 4:20, 7:20, 10:15 NRaymonda (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 10am Rock of Ages (PG-13) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 1:15, 2:10, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Mon 6:45, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:15, 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Mon 10:25, 1:25, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Mon 7:05, 9:45 Safety Not Guaranteed (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue, Thu 12:30, 5:20, 10:10 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R) ++ Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 11:35, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Sun 9:55, 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 Mon 9:55, 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Sat 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 2:40, 5:05, 7:30 Snow White and the Huntsman (PG13) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 9:40 Ted (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 8, 10:35 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5:15, 8, 10:35 Mon 6:30, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:15, 11:30, 1, 2:15, 3:40, 5, 6:25, 7:45, 9:10, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Mon 2:15, 5, 7:30, 10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Mon 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 NThat’s Entertainment (G) Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 That’s My Boy (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:25pm NTo Rome With Love (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue, Thu 10:30, 11:55, 1:20, 2:45, 4:10, 5:35, 7, 8:25, 9:50 NTyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Mon 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Your Sister’s Sister (R) ++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue, Thu 2:55, 7:45

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

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

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Live music 06/29-30: 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. 524-2773. www.terrapincrossroads.net 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. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com 06/29: Dead Winter Carpenter Rock, folk, roots. 8 p.m. $17. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com 06/29: Fabolous Rap. 9pm. $45. 19 broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 06/29: Revolver Beatles rock. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 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. www.georgesnightclub.com

06/30-0701: Live Music On Angel Island Live Music at Angel Island’s Cove Cantina And Oyster Bar Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4:30pm. Ferries available form Tiburon and S.F. Rain will cancel. 2-4:30pm. Free. Cove Cantina & Oyster

Bar, Angel Island. www.angelisland.com

06/30: Danny Click and the Americana Orchestra Blues. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 3839600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 06/30: Lady D Jazz vocalist with Alex Markels, guitar; Jack Prendergast, bass and Jimmy Hobson, drums. 4-7pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 497-24462. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

06/30: Rudy Colombini and The Unauthorized Rolling Stones Rolling Stones tribute. 9-11pm. $16-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 06/30: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. None. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 07/01: Adam Traum and Friends Classic Americana and tasty originals on the deck at The Sand Dollar. Noon-3pm. Free. The Sand Dollar Restaurant, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach . 8680434 . www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com 07/01: Open Mic with Diana Lerwick First Sunday night monthly. Accompaniment provided upon request. Great space; lovely beach. 8pm-midnight. Free. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.smileyssaloon.com

07/01: San Geronimo Summer Music Festival featuring The Rock Collection With Greg Anton (Zero); Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester (RatDog); Lebo (ALO) plus Sol Doc with the Mi Gaan Band . 3-9pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. $5 for

BEST BET Unhappy ‘trails’ When CHERYL STRAYED found herself being swallowed by unbearable grief after the untimely death of her mother while in the midst of a heartbreaking divorce, she did what any young, lostbut-seeking 20-something would do: She set out alone on the Pacific Crest Trail. In Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail—the book Oprah chose to re-launch her esteemed book club—Strayed recounts the months spent alone on the trail. From the Mojave Desert to the OregonWashington border, Strayed faced sweltering heat, snow, blistering feet and her own demons with the honest, brave love of a warrior. Join Strayed and Point Reyes Books for an evening of reading and conversation this Saturday, June 30, at Toby’s The author discusses her ambiFeed Barn, 11250 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station. tious camping trip Saturday in 7:30pm, $10. For tickets or to purchase a copy of Point Reyes Station. Wild, visit www.ptreyesbooks.com.—Dani Burlison

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will Further their careers even more this Saturday at Terrapin Crossroads. kids under 18. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org 07/01: The Harmonics Steel Band Caribbean music. Part of the Outdoor Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. exit off Hwy. 101, Corte Madera. 924-2961. www.shoptowncenter.com 07/03: KortUzi Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.-1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . www.19broadway.com 07/03: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 07/03: Swing Fever “The Prickly Patriot songs by Irving Berlin.” 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com

07/04: JimBo Trout and the Fishpeople Acoustic eclectonica, bluegrass, blues. Noon-3pm. Free. The Sand Dollar Restaurant, 3458 Shoreline Hwy, stinson Beach . 868-0434. www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com 07/05: Josh Jones Jazz at George’s with internationally recognized drummer and percussionist Josh Jones playing music of Ray Barretto, one of the most prolific and influential Latin percussionists in the history of modern jazz. 8pm. $12-16. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

07/05: MAGC Summer Concert Series: David Thom Band Bluegrass. The Marin Art & Garden Center summer concert series. Every Thursday. 5:30-7:30pm. $10, kids free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 455-5260. www.magc.org

07/05: Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band Jazz. 7-10 p.m. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

07/05: Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood Boogie Woogie. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 07/06: Hot Club of Marin Gypsy Jazz the first Friday of every month 6:30-10 p.m. Free Taste of Rome, Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA . 215-7196. www.dorecoller.com

07/06: Moonalice Roots, rock with extended omprovisation. 9pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 07/3 Ned Endless and the All-niters Old time rock and roll, reggae and original music on Ben & Jerry’s Solar Stage. Plenty of seating available in the shade. 3-4pm. Free admission. Marin County Fair, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 497-2448. Fridays: Live Music @ Max’s Rock. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Boulevard, Corte Madera. www.maxsworld.com

Dance 07/05: Dance at Sweat Your Prayers Dance to Ecstatic World Music on beautiful sprung wood dance floor. Join the tribe and let go of stress, worry and tension as you express your most creative self. Beginners welcome. 7-9pm. $15. San Geronimo Community Gym, 1 Lagunitas School Road, , San Geronimo. www.sweatyourprayerssg.com

Theater/Auditions 06/28 and 30: Novato Theater Company Audition Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” 7-10pm June 28 and 1-4pm June 30. See character description and sides for cold read online. Performances: Aug. 30 - Sept. 23, 2012. No cost. Dance With Sherry Studios, 4140 Redwood Hwy #8, San Rafael. 747-8475. www.novatotheatercompany.org

07/06-08/12: Marin Shakespeare Company: ‘King John’ Rarely performed rousing story of battle for the English throne is an action packed history play. Picnic welcome. 8pm Fri.-Sun. Showtimes vary. Visit the website for detailed performance information. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave., Dominican University of California, San Rafael. 499-4488 . www.marinshakespeare.org Through 07/01:‘Cabaret’ Napa Valley Broadway Playhouse opens its 2012 debut season with the Kander & Ebb masterpiece starring Broadway performer Nikki Snelson along with a strong cast of professional actors and dancers. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sat.-Sun showtimes. $35-40 Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. (707) 226-7372. www.nvoh.org JUNE 29- JULY 5, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 25


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Art 06/29-08/05: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sojourns: Gallery Route Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Member Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; With artworks by Mimi Abers, Mary M.Eubank, Eric Engstrom, Tim Graveson, Madeline Hope, Candace Loheed, Geraldine LiaBraaten, Diana Marto, Zea Morvitz, Dorothy Nissen, Suzanne Parker, Andrew Romanoff. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. www.galleryrouteone.org 06/30-07/01: Marin/Scapes Art Show Art show and sale benefitting Buckelew Programs which provide housing and services to over 1,000 individuals with severe mental illness. Noon6pm. $15 admission. Kids 12 and under free Dominican University of California, 1425 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 686-3516. www.buckelew.org 06/30-08/12: July Exhibtions Opening reception 3-5pm June 30. Works by Don Ed Hardy; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trees Dreaming,â&#x20AC;? Una Hayes Ingram; Anna Case-Hofmeister, photography. 1-4 pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330. www.bolinasmuseum.org 07/01-31: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Moon Risingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Griffin Moon, photography. Reception/benefit event 7pm July6. With Lara Johnston, DJ entertainment, comedy act, photo booth, raffle, silent auction along with other fun diversions. Free. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

07/03: Mill Valley First Tuesday Art Walk Join Art lovers in downtown Mill Valley for the First Tuesday art walk. Galleries, stores, City Hall and the Community center will all have exhibitions. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments 6-8pm. Free. Downtown, Mill Valley. www.millvalleylibrary.org

Through 05/17/2013: Wind Art Exhibition Lyman Whitaker, sculpture. Free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 455-5260 ext. 1. www.magc.org

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. www.sgvcc.org

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Through 06/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Images of The Bay Area and the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alberta Brown Buller, photography. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext.203. www.cityofmillvalley.org Through 06/30: Herb Zettl Exhibition The Community Media Center of Marin will show recent paintings by Zettl. No charge. Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A St., San Rafael. 721-0636. www.cmcm.tv

Through 06/30: Marin Society of Artists â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hidden Places, Fleeting Momentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; juried member exhibition. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. wwwww.marinsocietyofartists.org.

Through 06/30: Mill Valley Employee Art Exhibition Art by Mill Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees will be at the Mill Valley Community Center during June. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370. www.cityofmillvalley.org

Through 07/03: Pacific Sun 2012 Photo Contest We are accepting photo contest submissions through July 3. Categories: Marin People, Pets & Animals; Marin Images and Manipulated Photos$llustrations. Download entry blank and your chance for a coveted win at www.pacificsun.com/photo_contest/entry_info $5 older adults & youth / $10 everyone else Pacific Sun, San Rafael. 485-6700 . www.pacificsun.com Through 07/04: Group Exhibition New works by gallery artists Bryn Craig, Ruperto Cadiz, James Leonard, Greg Martin, Greg Ragland, Daniel Tousignant and Tim Weldon. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com

Through 07/06: Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transitions.â&#x20AC;? Susan Hersey presents an exhibition of paper, fiber, and mixed media works. Weekdays 8am-7pm. Closed holidays and weekends. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr. at Bon Air, Greenbrae. 461-9000.

Through 07/15: Summer National Juried Exhibition Juried by Berkeley Art Museum director Lucinda Barnes. Open Wed.Sun. 11am-4pm. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr.,


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Through 07/17: Gallery 305 Spring Exhibit Fine art in acrylics, soft pastels and mixed media by Carol Allen, Eileen Nelson and Bernard Healey. Mon.-Fri. Closed holidays. 11am-4pm. Free. Tamalpais Community Services District, 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us

Through 08/01: Art in the Book Passage Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Italia: Photographs from Rome, Venice & The Amalfi Coast.â&#x20AC;? Dana Kelly, photography. 9am-9pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Through 08/02: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver: A State of Mindâ&#x20AC;? Portraits from photographer Vicki Topazâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent series featuring 52 remarkable women who have let their hair grey. 10:30am-4pm. The Buck Institute on Aging, 8001 Redwood Highway, Novato. 209-2000 for appointment. www. womenonaging.com Through 08/06: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Outsidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pleinair painting exhibition. 10am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

Through 08/18: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Journey: Chronicles in Clay Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Terra Linda Ceramic Artists chronicle their personal journey working in clay. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. www.falkirkculturalcenter.org or www.terralindaceramics.com

Talks/Lectures 06/30: San Anselmo: Now and Then San Anselmo Historical Commissioner, Judy Coy will share the hidden histories behind some of San Anselmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmarks. 3-4 p.m. Free. San Anselmo Town Hall Council Chambers, 525 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415-258-4656.

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06/30: Hand to Mouth/Words Spoken Out #50 With Benjamin Bloch and Joan Stepp Smith. Refreshments, open mic follow. 4-6pm. Free. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St., San Rafael. 4820550. www.reboundbookstore.com 06/30: Kristen Iversen Iversen discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 07/01: Francis Slakey The author presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 07/03: Bay Area Writing Project Every summer, the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) at UC Berkeley sponsors Young Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Camps (grades 3 through 8) across the Bay Area. 5:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

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Film Events 07/03:Tiburon International Film Festival: ‘Marilyn Monroe: Still Life’ A unique take on one of the world’s first superstars turns to the still photographs that captured Monroe’s beauty and her complexity. 6-7pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

07/05: First Thursday: Movie and Pizza Just for High Schoolers: Enjoy a warm summer evening at the library with food, friends and Woody Allen’s hilarious “Midnight in Paris.” Stefano’s pizza will be served. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

Community Events (Misc.) 06/29: 7th Annual Creekside Fridays Very popular summer family event. Bring blankets or chairs. Each week features Marin’s finest musicians playing great music. Purchase food & beverages. Kids play area with jumpee and more. 6:30-8pm. Free. The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us 06/30-07/04: Marin County Fair “Always Fresh, Fun and Local.” With tons of live music including Joan Jett, Mickey Betts, Los Lobos, Steel Pulse, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Temptations. Admission includes concerts, exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks and 28 free carnival rides. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $14016, under four and over 65 free. Marin County Fairgrounds, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org 06/30: Organic Gardening Seminar Learn how to grow organically and improve your soil with worm castings, compost tea, mycorrhizae, sea kelp, and ancient humane. 10am. Free. Marin Ace, 180 Merrydale Road, San Rafael. 479-9393. www.marinace.com 06/30: San Anselmo Now and Then Part of the Saturday Afternoon Library Lecture Series. Historical Commissioner Judy Coy will share the hidden histories behind some of our town’s landmarks. 3-4 p.m. Free. 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 258-4656. www.sananselmolibrary.org 07/01: Quilt Demonstation at County Fair Watch members of the Mt. Tam Quilt Guild make a quilt from start to finish at the Marin County Fair. 11am-9pm. Free with fair admission. Friends of Marin Room, Marin County Fair, San Rafael. 479-0250. www.marinfair.org 07/01: Sunday Morning Qi Gong Obtain powerful tools for self healing. You are also invited to stay afterwards for a positive, life-affirming service at 10am. 11:30am-12:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. Corte Madera Rec Center Patio, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera,. 389-8707. www.danceofqigong.com

07/04: 4th of July Pancake Breakfast American Legion’s event has Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Little Leaguers help serve delicious pancakes, sausages, and fruit. 7:45-11am. $5-8. American Legion Post 313, 500 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 624-5276.

07/04: Watch Fireworks on Angel Island Live music and oysters on the Cove deck. 5-8pm shuttle service from Ayala Cove to Battery Ledyard. Return shuttles will be available immedietely following the fireworks show. Free. Tiburon. 07/05: First Friday: The Story of Stuff Allison Cook of the Story of Stuff Project will lead an 28 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 29 - JULY 5, 2012

interactive presentation on how we make, use, and throw away stuff, as well as how it affects our communities at home and abroad. 7pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, x203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

Kid Stuff 06/29: Summer Sunsets Concert: The Raytones Meet Clifford, the big red dogat 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. www.baykidsmuseum.org 07/01: Sunday Special: Magic Mike Enjoy magic with the Bay Area’s own Michael Stroud and his magic rabbit Sweet Pea. 11am-noon. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. 389-4292 x 106. www.millvalleylibrary.org 07/01: Sweet Can Circus Sweet Can explores the theme of resourcefulness and instills new life into old ideas, creating a world in which anything can happen with the help of their circus apparatus; aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops, all propelled by the musical concoctions of a one man orchestra. 4 p.m. $6-12. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.org

07/03: 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. www.srpubliclibrary.org 07/03: Piccolo Puppet Players Slapstick humor, ridiculous antics and audience participation! Join us for this traditional Punch and Judy Show. The performance is part of the Sausalito Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. 3:30-4pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/library

07/05-06: Erth: Dinosaur Petting Zoo Ancient life like dinosaurs come to life during an eye popping display in this fun, educational and imaginative performance that will thrill and delight audiences of all ages. 7pm July5; noon July 6. $15-25. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. (707) 226-7372. www.nvoh.org 07/05: Classic Cartoon Day Enjoy the art of animation with a selection of classic cartoons on the big screen in the cool Creekside Room. Popcorn and pillows provided. 2:30-4pm. Free. Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x106. www.millvalleylibrary.org 07/06: Game and Puzzle Day Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or pick a card. Play board games, cards, Jenga, or spend some quiet time working a big puzzle. 2:30-4pm. Free. Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x106. www. millvalleylibrary.org

07/06: Summer Sunsets Concert: ClownSnotBombs Meet Clifford the big red dog at 5:30pm. At 6pm watch the eight person circus ClownSnotBombs put on a variety show full of comedy skits, unicycle dancing, acrobatics, juggling and more. 4:30-7pm. Members: $5; General: $10 Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. www.baykidsmuseum.org

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 06/30-07/01: 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. 06/30: Mill Valley Street Scramble Explore the paths streets and stairs of Mill Valley, as well as parts of Belvedere, Sausalito, and Tiburon! Forty-five locations are circled on a map. On foot or bike, how many can you you visit in 90 minutes, 3 or 7 hours? 12:30pm. $39. Almonte Club, 105 Wisteria Way, Mill Valley. (971) 9980321. www.getlostxx.com/Mill_Valley/Street_ Scramble/2012

06/30: Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration Project Join in a regular drop-in volunteer program on Ring Mountain to help restore the native grasslands that make this preserve special. Activities will include weeding, seed collecting, more. 10am-1pm. Free. Ring Mountain Preserve, Top of Taylor Road off Paradise Drive, Tiburon. 473-2128. www.marincountyparks.org 06/30: Shirley Dockstader Join the Marin Racewalkers for an introduction to racewalking. National and International Champions Shirley Dockstader and Ed Lane and the Marin Racewalking community will introduce you to the healthy, safe and aerobic sport of racewalking. 9-10:30am. College of Marin Track, Kentfield, Mill Valley. 383-9443. 07/03:The Fair from Up There Join Ranger Dave McMullen for a walk from the Marin County Fair to the top of San Pedro Mountain. The climb up the Woodoaks Trail is strenuous. Approx. 3 miles. 6:30-9:30pm. Free. Marin County Fair Walk, Civic Center Post Office (park elsewhere), San Rafael. 473-6387. www.marincountyparks.org 07/05: Dragonflies at Stafford Lake Learn to identify different species in the hand as well as on the wing and we will observe and discuss their behavior as they perform aerial acrobatics and interact with each other. Walk geared toward adults. 9am-noon. Free. Stafford Lake, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org

Ongoing: Mt. Tamalpais Habitat Restoration Learn about Mt. Tam’s unique plant and animal life while contributing to their continued survival. This program focuses on invasive species control and native planting. Tools, training and inspiration for the outdoor work provided. Volunteers receive a free day parking pass. Meeting location varies. Call or visit website for event details. MMWD - Sky Oaks Headquarters, 49 Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org 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. www.marinreleaf.org

Benefits/Gala Events 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. www.buckelew.org

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. www.surfworks2012.org/

07/01: Green Sangha Awakened Action Tea Celebrate sustainable activism with an afternoon of organic vegetarian and vegan delights, inspirational speakers, and meditation. 4-6pm. $75. Mill Valley Community Center , 180 Camino Alto , Mill Valley. 510-532-6574. www.greensangha.org

Home and Garden 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. www.opengardenproject.org

Through 10/27: Marin Open Garden Project Community Veggie Exchange .. 9-10am. Free. San Anselmo Town Hall Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 419-4941. www.opengardenproject.org

Through 10/27: Marin Open Garden Project Community Veggie Exchange 10-11am. Free. Volunteer Park, Evergreen & Melrose, Mill Valley. 419-4941. www.opengardenproject.org

Through 10/27: Marin Open Garden Project Community Veggie Exchange .. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley. 419-4941. opengardenproject.org

Food and Drink Thursdays: Ross Valley Farmers Market Every 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. The market also features activities for children. 4-8pm. Grant Ave., Downtown, Novato. 472-6100. www.agriculturalinstitute.org/

Tuesdays: Tam Valley Farmers Market Every Tuesday next to the Walgreen’s Shopping Center off Hwy 1 towards 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. www.agriculturalinstitute.org/ <

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›› STARSTREAM by Ly nda Ray

Week of June 28 - July 4, 2012

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You are quite persuasive this week as charming Venus bestows you with irresistible schmooze ability. This helps on Friday when your personal obligations interfere with your professional ones. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, your ruler (rambunctious Mars) finally leaves the workaholic sign of Virgo to enter the sociable sign of Libra. Your 4th of July suddenly has the potential to be entertaining, romantic and gregarious. Cue the fireworks... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Keep weekend travel plans flexible. The more patient you are with delays or detours, the more you enjoy the journey. Amiable Venus is moving forward, bringing opportunities to meet people who can positively affect your finances. Not that you should expect any new friend to be a source of income, but do consider the possibility. Meantime, the 4th of July is picnic time. Thank the founding fathers for a great excuse to indulge in homemade pie. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) If you share resources with anyone (joint accounts, trust funds, etc.), you may find yourself in a power struggle about how these funds should be handled. Fortunately, your ruler (clever Mercury) provides excellent negotiation skills for the next couple of weeks. So, if your Aquarian partner suggests buying extra-large quantities of 4th of July fireworks with company funds, you can smoothly point out the fiscal consequences of this. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Each year, you experience a planetary configuration called a solar return chart that affects your upcoming year. Admittedly, this year is a doozy. Crisisloving Pluto is in opposition to your sign, intensifying your closest relationships. Explosive Uranus is squared off to Pluto, testing your ability to withstand traumatic changes. Fortunately, the 4th of July brings a cool and objective demeanor. Happy Independence from Drama Day. LEO (July 22 - August 22) Clever Mercury in your sign brings a wealth of ideas. This is a great week to show off your mental prowess and brilliant concepts. Naturally, you should be creatively involved with any 4th of July festivities, since you are so impressively inventive right now. Taking care of your usual job duties while designing the elements of a red, white and blue themed picnic is challenging. Fortunately, you know how to delegate AND where to find the best party stores. VIRGO (August 23 - September 21) Being hardworking comes naturally to you, but even you can feel that enough is enough. This week you should factor in a time for relaxation when putting together your busy schedule. Your ruler (Mercury) is now in the playful sign of Leo and ready for some fun. When making plans for the 4th of July holiday, don’t volunteer to set things up AND clean up afterwards. Unless cleaning up IS your idea of fun... LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) First—the good news. Generous Jupiter and lovable Venus connect, bringing a grand time for enhancing your experiences with travel and/or learning. It’s definitely a perfect scenario for studying design in Rome. Second—the not so good news. Tuesday and Wednesday pit volatile energies against each other, forcing you to juggle differing priorities. It may be Independence Day, but it doesn’t mean you’re free from making tough decisions. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) You don’t really like to have your beliefs challenged. This is why you are uncomfortable with the confrontations taking place between erratic Uranus and your ruler, powerful Pluto. Your sense of stability is disrupted. Add to this: the noise of fireworks, the demands of family picnics, and the events celebrating the media’s version of history. If you want to leave town for a week or so, I completely understand. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20) Being an optimist has both advantages and disadvantages. Obviously, life is more enjoyable when the glass appears to be half full. And, who else can find humor in corporate and political dysfunction? Then comes reality. Much as you consider yourself a free spirit, you can’t live in a sleeping bag on the beach (not in America, in any case). Money must be factored into the equation. It is Independence Day, but where is the freedom? CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 18) There’s really no way to paint the current planetary picture in rose-colored hues. You fall smack dab in the middle of a celestial battle that tests your integrity AND your patience. Do not give in to the temptation to manipulate through personal magnetism—it could easily backfire. Also, avoid using emotions as a weapon just because you have lots of ammunition. Meanwhile, rebellious Mars moves into your reputation house just in time for the 4th of July. “You say you want a revolution...” AQUARIUS (January 19 - February 17) Are you feeling excited about the 4th of July? The upcoming holiday celebrates independence (and the American Revolution). If you can’t relate to this, you should turn in your birth certificate and request a different date. Meanwhile, chatty Mercury is in your relationship house. Whatever you want to discuss with your significant other, you’re likely to say it now—no matter how delicate the subject matter. Good luck with that. PISCES (February 18 - March 19) Feeling a bit unappreciated? It really isn’t fair, but at least one of your friends is jealous of your creative talents and is expressing this by ignoring your efforts. Fortunately, you continue to be inspired by imaginative Neptune and you can count on your projects being visionary in scope—hence your amazing and expansive red, white and blue mural on the exterior wall of your local city hall. You did get a permit for that, didn’t you? < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at www.lyndarayastrology.com 30 PACIFIC SUN JUNE 29– JULY 5, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 busi-

ness 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

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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 business 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129661 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINIFRED PRESS, 16 OXFORD AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: DAVID W. TOLLEN, 16 OXFORD AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129582 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KLM LOGISTICS, 24 MOODY CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KIM LESLIE MAGALINE, 24 MOODY CT., 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 June 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129598 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALOHA SIGNATURE TAN, 139 BOTHIN RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: VANESSA OLIVOTTI, 139 BOTHIN RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 31, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 31, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129755 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LATE BLUE HIGHWAY, 277 SAN MARIN DR., NOVATO, CA 94945: GAVIN

LAKIN, 277 SAN MARIN DR., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 18, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 21, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129081 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MAHINA SKINCARE; MAHINA, 1560 FOURTH ST. STE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BRENNA C. STRATTON, 345 BUTTERFIELD RD., 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 November 1, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129757 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SALON CRAZY HAIR CUT, 88 BELVEDERE ST. SUITE J, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JOSE VENTURA SARAT, 456 SOUTH 11 ST., RICHMOND, CA 94804; JULIA ELIZABETH LOPEZ, 456 SOUTH 11 ST., RICHMOND, CA 94804. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 22, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129781 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN COLLEGE FUNDING SOLUTIONS, 45 BALBOA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: WILLIAM SPRIGGS, 45 BALBOA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 19, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129735 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SCREENS FOR LIFE, 690 CASCADE DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: DONALD BROWN, 690 CASCADE DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 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) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE. Date of Filing Application: June 12, 2012. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SEAFOOD PEDDLER OF SAUSALITO INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 303 JOHNSON ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965-2189. Type of license(s) applied for: 47 – ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE. (Pacific Sun: June 29, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1202887. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MICHELLE MILLER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ROBERT HARRY MILLER-PHOENIX to ROBERT HARRY MILLER; NICHOLAS DOV MILLER-PHOENIX TO NICHOLAS DOV MILLER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: August 22, 2012, 8:30AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the

following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: June 22, 2012 /s/ FAYE D'OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012) STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Workers' Compensation Appeals Board SPECIAL NOTICE OF LAWSUIT (Pursuant to Labor Code 3716 and Code of Civil Procedure Sections 412,20 and 4L2.30 WCAB NO. ADJ6432834 TO: DEFENDANT, ILLEGALLY UNINSURED EMPLOYER AVISO: Usted esta siendo demandado. La corte puede expedir una decision en contra suya sin darle la oportunidad de defenderse a menos que usted actue pronto. Lea la siguiente informacion, ALEXANDER PORTER, Applicant STEPHEN SERA (INDIVIDUAL) DBA STEPHEN SERA STUDIO, Defendant(s) 1. A lawsuit, the Application for Adjudication of Claim, has been filed with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board against you as the named defendant by the above-named applicant(s). You may seek the advice of an attorney in any matter connected with this lawsuit and such attorney should be consulted

promptly so that yourresponse nay be filed and entered in timely fashion. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney reference service or a legal aid office. You may also request assistance/information from an information and Assistance officer of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. (See telephone directory). 2. An Answer to the Application must be filed and served within six days of the service of the Application pursuant to Appeals Board rules; therefore, your written response must be filed with the Appeals Board promptly; a letter or phone call will not protect your interests. 3. You will be served with a Notice(s) of Hearing and must appear at all hearings or conferences. After such hearing, even absent your appearance, a decision may be made and an award of compensation benefits may issue against you. The award could result in the garnishment of your wages, taking of your money or property, or other relief. If the Appeals Board makes an award against you, your house or other dwelling or other property may be taken to satisfy that award in a non-judicial sale, with no exemptions from execution. A lien nay also be imposed upon your property without further hearing and before the issuance of an award, 4. You must notify the Appeals Board of the proper address for the service of official notices and papers and notify the Appeals

Board of any changes in that address. TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS! Issued by: WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD. Name and Address of Appeals Board: WORKERS’ C O M P E N S AT I O N APPEALS BOARD Name and Address of Applicant's Attorney: Jeffrey M. Greenberg, 825 Van Ness Ave., #601, San Francisco, Ca. 94109. Form Completed By: Jeffrey Greenberg Telephone No. 415-409-9900 NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED! You are served: Pacific Sun: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2012.

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This guy I’m having a casual thing with is quickwitted, is droll, and makes me laugh hard, and I just LOVE having sex with him. Afterward, however, he pretty much ignores me until we hook up again, not answering texts from me for weeks at a time. Although I see him consulting his phone constantly, he didn’t even text back “Sorry, busy” to my text inviting him over to watch the moon from my yard because it was so peaceful. I get that we’re not dating and that he wants his freedom, so I try not to call him names in my mind. But, then he turns up again, and I have a blast and get obsessed with the whole experience of him. I think I could be happy if he’d just reply to my texts and show me some attention that goes beyond the bed. Just a simple connection. Since I can’t insist on that, I guess I need help putting what I have into perspective so I can stop yearning and craving so much. —Longing

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You want to believe you and he are on the same page. Yet here you are, basically asking him, “Come lie under the moon with me and listen to my heart beating” while he’s summing up what you two have with some well-known verse. No, nothing mushy from Shakespeare. That line on an unassembled moving box: “Insert tab A into slot B.” The policewymyn of gender neutrality have led many women to believe they can do anything a man can do. While you don’t need a penis to bang out a memo that lights a fire under the sales staff, there’s one pretty surefire way to have an emotionally easier time having casual sex, and that’s by becoming a man. Because it’s in women’s genetic interest to get men to commit to more than an hour of sexercise, many women seem to be neurochemically driven to feel clingy after sex. During sex, the hormone oxytocin, which has been associated with emotional bonding, is released in both men and women, but in most men, their far greater amount of testosterone gives it a beat-down. This disparity may lead to a conflict of interest—or rather, a conflict of lack of interest like you’re experiencing. But because you’d rather have this guy’s sex scraps than nothing, you’re all “Yeah, cool, no strings” while chasing him with a lasso and trying to forget that his favorite thing to do after sex is grab his shoes and clothes and sneak out of your house. Even if you typically have the ability to keep things casual, it’s likely to be impaired if you choose poorly—if the man you’re having sex with is more Mr. Awesome than just Mr. Awesome In Bed. The clue that you can’t put this current thing into perspective is your inability to tell him, “Hey, text me back, because it bugs me when you don’t.” That’s surely what you’d do, no problem, if a friend had you on ignore. If you can’t accept what he’s not willing to give, you need to get out—and approach casual sex a little more realistically in the future. While being successful in love is about finding the right person, being successful in casual sex is usually about finding the somewhat wrong person—one who is decent in bed but inspires you to think postcoital flowery thoughts like “Umm...don’t you have somewhere to be?” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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