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›› LETTERS Without ordure there is chaos I was over at Miwok Park in Novato last August. There were Novato moms, dads, and kids there. I noticed a man wearing a T-shirt with a logo “Nebraska” on it. I thought, “Not many people from Nebraska...people from Nebraska are nice.” He had three dogs with him. I love dogs, I have a dog. He’s a father, my daughter was playing with his little girl. So I started a conversation, just to be friendly, it’s what you do when your kids are playing. Everything was fine, he seemed like a normal, moral, upstanding individual of his dogs pooped right by the edge of the ravine above the creek where we were talking. I pointed this out. He looked around. I thought he was looking for doggie poop bags. I even pointed out where the nearest dog poop bags were, in case he didn’t know. (He actually told me he knew where the poop bags were!) He then used his foot to kick and push the poop over the edge of the ravine. I was shocked. I was disgusted. Not more than 30 feet away were a whole roll of doggie poop bags! He called to his other dogs, which were roaming free and wild (who knows pooping where?), his two kids, and took off. Kids play down by this creek. Steelhead trout and other fish live in the creek. It is next to the Marin Museum of the American Indian. Shame on him! I told another man the situation. He said he was actually on friendly parent terms with this man, as their kids attend the same school. He then commented, “So what do you want me to do? Go down there and clean it up?” Inside I was screaming, “Yes!” What I actually said to him was, “I think that would be a good idea, as I can’t today. I also think you should talk to your ‘buddy’ about public etiquette and health safety of cleaning up after his dogs!

Your kids play down by that creek too! Maybe if he knows other parents don’t think this method of ‘cleaning up’ after you dog is OK!” He small-talked me a little more and then roamed back to hang with his buds. Give him a little public shame and humiliation—he deserves it. I was wearing nice shoes and pants, so I couldn’t get down there. I even tried another Novato parent. Nope. No one was willing to clean after their pal’s dog’s poop. (These parents are in their 40s—real mature adults...) So much for community. So much for good manners and etiquette in the year of 2011. The bright and shining future we all looked forward to as kids. Marin Mommy, Fairfax

‘Sun’ hypocrisy over hot-babe cover According to last week’s cover story [“You’ve Come a Short Way, Baby!,” July 13], “Today’s media is sending a very dangerous message to young people, in particular, that women’s value and power lie in their youth, beauty and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders.” Based on the cover illustration for the article, which depicts a leggy young woman in spike heels and, apparently, not much else, the Pacific Sun is contributing to this dangerous message. Stanton Klose, San Rafael


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Your soapbox is waiting at ›› a coffee run. (Hold the angry letters—that, of course, is a joke.) But, seriously, we fully considered whether the image was duplicitous. The young woman depicted is certainly nice looking—but Annie Spiegelman’s article isn’t criticizing the media for depicting attractive women, it’s about depicting women first and foremost as narcissistic sex objects. We selected that particular image largely because it isn’t overtly seductive—she’s shown in silhouette, fully clothed and looking thoughtfully into the distance. Believe us, it’s difficult to visually reflect a story about the media’s depiction of women without an image of the media’s depiction of women. We tried to do so as tastefully as possible.

Editor’s note: Thanks for writing, Stanton—you’re completely right. The women at the Sun were very quick to point out the hypocrisy of having a story decrying the media’s objectification of the female gender depicted visually by that very same objectification of the female gender. Fortunately, calmer heads prevailed—we told the scheming vixens not to worry their pretty little heads about it and sent them on

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Melvil Dewey rolling over in grave... We at the Fairfax Library were saddened that someone thought we were in any way a zero [“Hero and Zero,” by Nikki Silverstein, July 6]! We work hard every day to provide excellent customer service, so this was distressing. At the same time, we’re at a bit of a disadvantage because of course we can’t and won’t discuss our patrons, what they check out or what they owe. [Editor’s note: Fortunately, the Pacific Sun is beholden to no such “library code of honor”; here’s what happened—cashstrapped single mom Karene nominated the library for a “zero” when it wouldn’t forgive her $30 in late fees for the 10 DVDs she forgot to return while caring for a feverish 6-year-old. Karene says she and her daughter haven’t been able to check out books for a year because of the tab.] What we can say is that at the Marin County Free Library we’ve spent a lot of 6 PACIFIC SUN JULY 20 - JULY 26, 2012


The Fairfax Library has officially been de-zeroed.

time over the past year thinking about exactly the kind of issues your “zero” rating raises. We formed a committee called Barriers to Service and considered the question, “what policies do we have that prevent people from using our libraries and services?” Not surprisingly, our $1 per day DVD fees floated to the top of the list! Consequently, with the approval of the Board of Supervisors, we reduced our fees for overdue DVDs from $1 to 25 cents per day. Libraries are here to share our resources, and our fines and fees exist only to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to use them. We consider it our primary goal to provide access to materials and information, not to keep people from using the library or library materials. Our staff has always had the authority to make compassionate efforts to resolve issues for our patrons and we sincerely hope that these new reduced fees will help to make people feel even more welcome in our libraries. Margaret Miles, Fairfax Branch Librarian

Nikki’s response: Dear Ms. Miles, We at the Pacific Sun don’t often retract a zero; however, your letter prompted us to refine our position. The Barriers to Service committee and the new reduced fees certainly demonstrate that the Marin County Free Library is working to address the needs of its patrons. Though our apology may be overdue, we sincerely regret titling the Fairfax Library a zero. It is our hope that this closes the book on the issue.—Nikki Silverstein

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No more teachers’ dirty looks Well, unless it’s through Facebook, that is... by Colleen Bidwill


nder a girl’s Facebook photo, Chadwin Reynolds posted, “This is sexy.” The girl was Reynold’s Facebook “friend,” but more important, his student. Reynolds, a teacher at the Fordham High School for the Arts in the Bronx, was 37 years old when he was “Facebook fired” in 2010 for such online flirting. There are over 900 million users surfing Facebook and 41 percent of those are 26 to 44 years old. And, as hard as it is for young people to believe, many of them are teachers with lives outside the classroom. However, does that mean they should openly share those outside lives with students— and accept them as a “friend”? There is little consensus for most school districts, leaving a gray area for policy makers. Only about 40 school districts nationwide have social-media policies. Some teachers have been reprimanded for what they’ve posted on the site or said to students. But most school districts haven’t even tackled the issue. In our own backyard, Tara Taupier, the senior director of instructional technology for the Tamalpais Union High School District, said there is no stated policy regarding social media and student-teacher contact. However, she said the board has

a policy around the ethical behavior of employees and their contact and communication with and about students. The Board of Trustees states in its “code of ethics”—last updated in November 2007—that district employees should “exercise the highest level of professionalism in all interactions with students.” In the code, some prohibited actions are “sharing confidential info with students,” “discussing their personal life or personal matters inappropriately with students” and “making personal telephone calls, writing personal notes, writing personal emails, writing personal text or instant messages or writing personal blog notices to students that are unrelated to school business.” Which raises an important question: Can teachers “exercise the highest level of professionalism” on Facebook when their personal lives are displayed for all to see? (And can that relationship change once the students leave their classrooms and graduate?) In an informal Pacific Sun socialnetworking study of the Tamalpais school district, it was noted which teachers are searchable on Facebook and if they are Facebook “friends” with current or former students. The following results show 9 > the percentage of district teachers on


by Jason Walsh

Cycling citations on the ascent If you’ve seen more blurs of orange spandex whizzing past you at intersections these days, you’re not alone—Marin law enforcement has been casting a keen eye toward wayward wheelers as well. According to the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, police departments throughout the county are stepping up their enforcement of cycling violations—specifically handing out citations for red-light and stop-sign scofflaws. The MCBC says it’s currently working with local traffic enforcers to educate and encourage bikers to ride responsibly. “We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for cyclists (that’s us!) to approach intersections with caution and to follow the rules of the road to keep ourselves, our friends and neighbors safe on our public roads,” say MCBC officials. While the Lycra arm of the law is technically always on pedal patrol, says the MCBC, Marin police have told the coalition that enforcement will heat up during the bikeheavy summer months “and possibly beyond.” According to the coalition, in the past two weeks 31 citations were issued in Fairfax alone. Supes may increase rubbish rates Southern Marin residents may be shelling out a bit more “filthy lucre” for their garbage—as the Board of Supervisors is considering a 4.8 percent rate increase for trash collection. At their next meeting on July 24, the supes will consider the merits of a staff proposal to increase rates in unincorporated neighborhoods outside of Mill Valley and Tiburon, including Gibson, Shoreline, Paradise, Paradise Cay and Mar East. The increase, according to county staff, is needed for disposal expenses, zero-waste fees and to pay employee benefits. According to a county report, a 4.8 percent increase would bring the average cost of a 32-gallon garbage can to $39.82 per month—about $1.83 on average more than residents of those neighborhoods are currently paying. Mill Valley Refuse Service is contracted by the county to collect the rubbish of the nearly 500 residential and commercial property owners in the affected neighborhoods. 9


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1. The San Francisco organization known as the “Lovers of the Stinking Rose” is dedicated to what miracle bulb? 2. What object used in the Olympics looks like a heavy Frisbee? 3. Who spent much of the time from 1508 to 1512 in a horizontal position, and for what reason? 4. What’s the four-letter name for the part of a (non-digital) chess clock or parking meter that falls when time has expired? 5. What two kinds of objects did rebellious young Americans in the 1960s-’70s burn as a form of protest? 7a 6. What kind of bird can fly higher than any other, up to seven miles in the air? 7. Pictured, right: Popular stage musicals 7a. Name the show...and the city where it debuted in 1981 7b. Name the show...and the Shakespeare work it was based on 7c. Name the show...and its irreverent creators 7b 8. Were more U.S. presidents born in the 17th, 18th, 19th or 20th century? 9. Scottish inventor Alexander Bain developed the technology leading to the invention of the fax machine, in which year: 1843, 1893 or 1923? 10. Here are some famous advertising slogans...of what companies or products? 7c 10a. Great Taste, Less Filling 10b. The ultimate driving machine 10c. We bring good things to life BONUS QUESTION: The world’s first test cricket match began on March 15, 1877, between teams from what two countries? Howard Rachelson invites you to live team trivia contests on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael, and a Team Trivia Fundraiser for the Marin History Museum on Saturday evening, Aug. 18, at the Boyd Mansion (current Elks Club) in San Rafael. Contact and visit


WMarin City’s cell phone thief is not only a Zero, he’s a sissy. Last Monday, just after 5pm, a young man approached a female standing at the Marin City bus stop, yanked her cell phone out of her hands and ran away. Two days later, about 5:40pm, another female victim was accosted in Marin City, her cell phone forcibly removed from her hands. While she cried, the cowardly culprit fled on foot. The suspect is a tall black male, between 16 and 25 years old. If you know the bullyboy targeting females, the Marin County Sheriff requests that you call his office at 415/499-7233. We request that the spineless sissy pick on someone his own size, or better yet, buy his own cell phone. —Nikki Silverstein

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 VFinders keepers, losers weepers? Not in Marin. Phil left the Safeway in Mill Valley without realizing his wallet fell out of his pocket. An anonymous good Samaritan found it and delivered it to a Safeway employee. Phil retrieved his wallet, thrilled to find that not even a dollar was missing. Carole of Sausalito had a similar experience when she lost her keys at the local farmers market. Some children delivered a set of keys to the Sausalito librarian. Luckily for Carole, she had her mini library card tag attached to the ring, enabling the librarian to identify who belonged to the keys. This week, we found Heroes abound in Marin, including honest adults, considerate kids, parents who raise those good kids and superstar staffers.

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cast members used complete sentences and exhibited rational behavior. Bravo. 9pm. The ‘Godfather’ Legacy “We’re going to make you a cliche you can’t refuse.” History Channel. 9pm. The Suite Life Movie Zack and Cody find themselves trapped by a mad scientist who wants to take dozens of twins and turn them into an evil army. Parents of actual twins will be skeptical:Who needs dozens? One set of twins is all it takes. (2011) Disney Channel. 9pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 21 Shutter Island Because a hospital for the criminally insane should LOOK like a WEDNESDAY, hospital for the criminally insane! (2010) JULY 25 The Clios: USA Network. 8pm. World’s Best Van Helsing Hugh Commercials Jackman stars as a Once again, we vampire hunter who are reminded that takes on Dracula, the Europe has better Wolf Man and Frankcommercials than enstein’s monster.You we do.That AFLAC won’t see this many duck really needs frightening soulless to spend more time creatures in one place Ask yourself, ‘do I feel fair and balanced?’ Well, do ya at topless beaches until the GOP con- punk? Friday at 6. if we are going to vention next month. catch up. NBC. 8pm. (2004) TNT. 10:30pm. Best of the Road A road trip quest to find the “best small town in America.”We suspect the criteria include SUNDAY, JULY 22 The Bachelorette This the number of porch swings per capita and is the finale, in which Emily awards the final whether they have fishing ponds or “fishin’ rose and walks into the sunset with the man holes.” Travel Channel. 8pm. she will love until she’s old enough for “Real I’m Having Their Baby The best way to Cougars of Orange County.” ABC. 8pm. cope with the emotional Teen Choice 2012 The trauma of giving up your real teen choice would be child for adoption after an a fake ID and a cool car but unexpected pregnancy we suppose Justin Bieber is to share the experience will do. Fox. 8pm. with the world on cable TV. Shark Wranglers That’s Oxygen. 8pm. the kind of job experience that would look awesome on your resume. History THURSDAY, JULY 26 Channel. 10pm. Wipeout This is a “Blind Date”episode in which men and women are paired up M O N D AY, J U LY 2 3 as potential matches and Bachelor Pad Former then flail through an obstaThe Bachelorette and The cle course and fall flat on Bachelor contestants live their faces. So it’s just like a in a house together. This is real blind date. ABC. 8pm. where one of those shark ‘3’ This is a reality romance wranglers would come in Mikey in the white suit and ascot is the series about three beautiful really handy. ABC. 8pm. ‘legacy’ we’d like to know about, Tuesday women looking for love Market Warriors This is at 9. with 100 different men. the PBS version of AmeriWe’d be more interested if can Pickers. They still hunt antiques and collectibles at flea markets this were on Cinemax at 1am. CBS. 10pm. and estate sales. But then they put the stuff Comedy Central Roast Bob Saget? Really? in a tote bag and give it away during Pledge Everybody else was busy? Comedy Central. Month. KQED. 9pm. 10pm. < Critique That TV Guy at

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Assembly bill aims at anti-SMART ‘delay tactic’ In an effort to get the SonomaMarin Area Rail Transit into the station on schedule, Gov. Brown has put his official John Hancock on Assembly Bill 1962, which eases the SMART district’s adherence to local design-review boards in regard to the building of transit facilities. The 2002 bill, AB 2224, which created the SMART district, originally required that the rail district comply with the design-review process regarding such elements as station design—but AB 1962, authored by Assemblyman Michael Allen, eliminates the requirement and renders design review and approval for advisory purposes only. Allen says the requirement was used as a “delay tactic” by SMART opponents and AB 1962 will help “ensure that the system is delivered to the public on time and on budget.” Allen says the bill does not remove the public’s input. “Over the last two years, SMART’s board of directors has conducted 24 station design workshops,” Allen says.“They have solicited feedback from the public and made alterations along the line to comply with the desires of each individual community.” Allen is the 7th District Assemblyman, representing Napa County, plus portions of Solano and east Sonoma. Due to redistricting, he’s currently running for Marin and Sonoma’s 10th District Assembly seat, being vacated by termed-out Jared Huffman. Allen will face San Rafael City Councilman Marc Levine in a runoff in the Nov. 6 election.

County employees ‘great,’ management not so much, say county employees... County employees say they are very dedicated to their jobs, according to survey results released to the Marin County Board of Supervisors last week. But of course the employees would say that—they probably feel that’s what those doofuses in management want to hear. According to the $33,000 job-satisfaction survey conducted by Morehead Associates of North Carolina, nearly half of the 1,289 Civic Center employees were skeptical about “senior management” and its ability to lead effectively. More than a quarter of those questioned had an “unfavorable” opinion of senior management’s leadership. While the employees weren’t exactly blowing kisses management’s way, neither were they suggesting they worked for Simon Legree. In fact, 83 percent said their immediate supervisors treat them respectfully, and 82 percent that they were largely free to act without permission. But that stands to reason when you’ve got such a stellar workforce—after all, 88 percent of county employees said their work unit offers “great” service to the county.

And the Milley goes to... Talkin’ ‘bout Mill Valley? Well, if we’re not, we soon will be—as the 2012 Milley Awards have just been announced. The 18th annual creative achievement award honoring the “distinguished accomplishments in the arts” of five Mill Valley residents will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Mill Valley Community Center. Receiving a pat-on-the-back from the Marin-est of all Marin towns this year will be Jack Beck, landscape painter and Mill Valley Paint-Off founder; Alice Corning, ceramist and sculptor; Jimmy Dillon, musician, composer/ Jimmy Dillon will look a lot happier when he receives arranger and Blue Star Music Camp found- his Milley. er; Zoe Elton, the Mill Valley Film Festival director of programming; and Betty Goerke, author, teacher, anthropologist and archaeologist. Emceeing this year’s soiree will be San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik. The Milleys is produced under the auspices of the Mill Valley Art Commission. Tickets are $65 and will go on sale in early September.

Facebook who are “friends” with current or former students. Tamiscal High School: 30 percent San Andreas High School: 25 percent Redwood High School: 20 percent Tamalpais High School: 17 percent Sir Francis Drake High School: 17 percent Originally, Martha Cederstrom joined Facebook as a way to see what her teenage daughter was up to. It transformed into a fun way to reconnect with her high school friends. Then Cederstrom started receiving “friend requests” from another high school: Drake, where she taught art and yoga. On Cederstrom’s end, she doesn’t send “friend requests” to students because she finds it creepy; but she has requested to “friend” a few people who graduated many (a point she emphasized) years ago. She doesn’t talk much with these former students, unless it’s to comment on their artwork, a cool travel experience, a job or send something she believes would particularly interest them. “I see them really grow up over their four years of high school,” Cederstrom said. “Then, they go off into the world and disappear. It’s nice to see what becomes of them.” She said when she first started teaching (she’s even heard from a student from her first year in 1986-1987), she had a mentor teacher who joked, “Your reward [as a teacher] will be in heaven.” Now, Cederstrom says, “Maybe now there’s an occasional reward through Facebook.” An example of that kind of “reward,” says Cederstrom, is when a former student sends a message along the lines of, “Hey, you were a great teacher that made my high school experience better.” Because, as Cederstrom notes, “a teacher never really

knows what kind of influence they had.” A Jan. 1 study by Tech News reported that 92 percent of students are on Facebook and at least 39 percent of them found it inappropriate to have a teacher as their Facebook “friend.” Anthony Gordon, a 2010 Tamalpais High School graduate, isn’t part of that statistic. Gordon remains in touch with Pru Starr, his poetry teacher during his senior year. The rising junior at Humboldt State University updates Starr on his music career, something he’s always had a passion for and studies at college. Unlike what the previous statistic may assert, Gordon doesn’t see a problem with students and teachers being Facebook “friends.” “I feel like society puts standards on things even though there is no reason for it,” Gordon said. “Facebook isn’t just a teen site, it’s a social site for all ages.” A medical school graduation and residency; math major planning to become a teacher; new parents or those currently pregnant—these are significant life events that Chris Erlin may not have known about if not for Facebook. Erlin, a math teacher at Tamalpais High School, said keeping track of past students through email became difficult to manage. But keeping in touch is something he felt strongly about doing. “I feel as though I had a little bit to do with helping them find a path through school and by extension finding a path in life,” Erlin said. “So, I really enjoy seeing where they go with it. I also still feel I have contributions to make to their lives, helping them cope with the curve balls life throws us all.” Erlin estimates he’s Facebook “friends” with around 50 former students, the key word being “former.” He makes sure they’ve graduated, claiming that numerous

Author Philip Fradkin, 1935 - 2012 West Marin writer Philip Fradkin died of cancer at his Point Reyes Station home July 7—the 77-year-old was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and had helped launch the Geography of Hope literary conference in 2008. Born in the Big Apple in 1935, Fradkin went on to become an environmental reporter at the Los Angeles Times in the 1960s and was part of the paper’s Pulitzer-winning team that covered the 1965 Watts riots. His lifelong fascination with the American West led to a baker’s dozen books—from California: The Gold Coast in 1974 to the recent The Left 10

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Realtors call for inspectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;principlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Marin Association of Realtors is asking Marin towns to adopt stricter rules for on-site home inspections when a house is being sold. The Realtors are calling for the 10 county municipalities that conduct on-site resale inspections to adopt six guiding principles that focus on consistency, no double jeopardy, transparency, timeliness, revenue neutrality and sensitivity to the current economic conditions. The inspections are conducted by the towns to ensure safety and that the properties meet current building codes; inspection reports are

paid for by the sellers and provided to buyers during escrow. According to MAR, the sixâ&#x20AC;&#x153;principlesâ&#x20AC;?were prompted by reports from real estate agents about various problems associated with resale inspections in different cities and towns in the county. David Smadbeck, president of MAR, says inconsistencies in the conduct of inspections from one town to the next has causedâ&#x20AC;&#x153;issuesâ&#x20AC;? for agents and clients.â&#x20AC;&#x153;But rather than rehashing old problems, we want to start fresh with a clean slate for all local governments,â&#x20AC;?says Smadbeck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the six principles are adopted, it will be much easier to monitor compliance and address issues.â&#x20AC;? The principles ask that updated building standards not be applied retroactively upon homeowners who previously performed codequalifying work without a permit; re-inspections to confirm repairs should not raise new issues not identified in the initial report; cities should communicate resale inspection requirements in advance; the inspection process should be timely; inspection fees should not be excessive; homes that are sold as short sales should have inspection fees waived or reduced. According to the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing turnover index and other data, the average number of annual home sales over the last five years that required on-site inspections were: Belvedere, 28; Fairfax, 74; Larkspur, 66; Mill Valley, 302; Novato, 499; Ross, 28; San Anselmo, 144; San Rafael, 555; Sausalito, 94;Tiburon, 123.

times heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had to refuse a â&#x20AC;&#x153;friend requestâ&#x20AC;? from a current student and explain why. Whether current or past, there are some aspects of a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life that are better not shared with teachers, Erlin acknowledged. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s removed one or two former students whose college antics were more than he wanted to know. A May 1 New York Times article stated that the New York City Education Department created its ďŹ rst list of guidelines for the use of social media by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public school teachers. In recent years, dozens of NYC teachers have either been investigated or ďŹ red for inappropriate interactions and relationships with their students that started on or simply took place over Facebook. The guidelines state that teachers cannot contact students through their personal pages, but can via pages set up for classroom use such as homework and study guides. The teachers get a supervisorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval before setting up the pages and parents must sign a consent form before their children are allowed to post on and view those pages. Patchen Homitz recalls a few years ago when he taught at Team (an experimental program within the Tam district for juniors that incorporates outdoor learning and work experience) and a student created a fan page for him. When Homitz made his â&#x20AC;&#x153;realâ&#x20AC;? page, before accepting students, he made them

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he bodies of all those lions, tigers and bears, shot dead by police and lined up in a row on the wet ground, made a shocking image. On a rainy morning last October, Terry Thompson, who kept exotic animals at his home near Zanesville, Ohio, and had been accused of animal cruelty many times, opened the doors to the cages of his 56 exotic animals and then shot himself dead. Police opened fire on the rampaging beasts, killing virtually all, including 18 tigers, three mountain lions, 17 African lions, two grizzly bears, six black bears and a baboon. Last week, when two chimpanzees escaped their home in Las Vegas (one was shot dead by police) it inevitably brought to mind the sensational 911 tapes recorded by a woman pleading for help as her pet chimpanzee, Travis, ripped the face, eyes and hands off her friend, Charla Nash, during an attack in 2009 in Stamford, Connecticut. The chimp, which was born in captivity and raised as “human” since he was 3 days old, was shot and killed by police; Nash, incredibly, survived, and recently had a face transplant. She is reportedly suing the state for $150 million. In January, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar made an announcement in Florida that four species of snakes were added to the list of animals that are illegal to import into the U.S., a case of locking the terrarium door after the snake has slithered out. One type of escaped or released pet, the Burmese python, has established breeding colonies in the Everglades and estimates put the number of the huge snakes in the environmentally sensitive wetlands at 5,000 to 180,000—animals that are wreaking havoc with native wildlife. If pets can run amok in sophisticated Connecticut or America’s heartland (frankly, nobody is too surprised when odd things happen in Florida or Las Vegas), what about free-wheelin’, fun-lovin’, anything-goes California? Is it only a matter of time until ravenous beasts rampage through downtown San Rafael or wild chimpanzees rip into the cosmetically enhanced faces of Mill Valley? In a word: No. California, it turns out, has the strictest exotic-animal laws in the country (perhaps second only to Hawaii), laws designed to protect not only the environment but the animals themselves. The list of forbidden pets is long and wide-ranging, and includes most native wild animals. But there are convincing arguments that the laws are too restrictive, and more than a few pet lovers, including some in Marin, hope against hope for change.   


PROBABLY NOBODY KNOWS more about exotic pets in Marin than Dr. Kenneth Bacon

of the Central Marin Cat and Exotic Hospital in San Rafael. A veterinarian for more than 15 years, Bacon says what attracts people to exotic pets is also what attracted him into caring for them—they’re interesting and different. There’s also what Bacon calls “the wow factor” of an unusual pet. He’s treated plenty of rats, fish, hamsters, turtles, lizards, snakes, parrots, chinchillas, chickens, ferrets, spiders, a marmoset and even a miniature pig (only a brave owner brings a pet pig to a Dr. Bacon). He’s never seen a chimpanzee in Marin County, and believes that primates make terrible pets. Craig Flechsig, the practice’s manager, also points out that exotic pets (he defines an exotic as anything other than a dog or cat) are often small and inexpensive and because they are kept in a cage or an aquarium, can seem easy to care for. And that’s where trouble often begins. Every species has a specific set of requirements for diet, exercise and habitat, requirements that can seem counterintuitive—lizards should not be kept on sand, geckos need calcium supplements—and Flechsig says that’s where their practice steps in, with an emphasis on education and sound information. The first visit to their office is free, he says, and he doesn’t want anyone to hesitate to bring in an animal that might need help. He also emphasizes that Dr. Bacon and his partner, Dr. Lynne Lankes, are under no obligation to “report” illegal pets to the authorities and will not do so. That’s not to say they won’t talk to pet lovers about why it is really not a good idea to raise that adorable baby raccoon as a pet. Not only is it illegal, but no matter how much you think the animal is bonded to you, once puberty hits, everything changes. (As usual, sex messes up relationships.) “You need to turn this in to WildCare,” Flechsig tells them. The people at WildCare know all about inappropriate pets. The 38-year-old nonprofit group, right in the heart of San Rafael, has a wildlife rehabilitation hospital (they’re who you call when there’s an injured squirrel on your deck) as well as an extensive education program. Wild animals should be wild animals is their theme, and their mission is to help people in the Bay Area co-exist with wildlife. E v e r y m o r n i n g they’re open (free admission!) to those who want

to see the courtyard’s “wildlife ambassadors,” wild animals that are now non-releasable. There’s Vladimir the turkey vulture, who someone picked up as a chick thinking he’d make a fine pet (before reality hit), pelicans, raptors, bunnies and Mojave, a very determined California dessert tortoise who, when he’s placed on the ground, is relentless in heading slowly but surely for the door, pausing only when a volunteer offers him a dandelion-flower snack. Mojave sports a permanent California Fish and Game Department “license plate” on the back of his shell, identifying him as a member of a threatened or endangered species that should not be released back into the wild, to keep wild animals safe from possible contamination. It’s not known if Mojave was ever a pet, but it seems likely. He was found cruising in Sonoma wine country, far from his natural habitat, and brought to WildCare by Sebastopol-based nonprofit Sonoma County Reptile Rescue (they’re who you call when there’s a rattlesnake on your deck). Al Wolf, the director, grew up fascinated by snakes, lizards and tortoises, and keeps a wide variety of unusual animals Megan Steinwedel demonstrates how George the anteater would react if someone was to try to take him as a pet. Her group, WildLife Associates, brought its smorgasbord of exotic critters recently to the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station.

at his facility. He and his helpers perform a welcome service by removing the native Pacific rattlesnake from North Bay properties and releasing them in appropriate habitats far from people—snakes are an important part of natural rodent control and should not be killed. Of course, summer is prime time for rattler roundups, and Wolf collects the animals and keeps the pregnant females on hand until they have their babies (rattlesnakes are born live); he then keeps the babies (hundreds!) in a big glass cage until the autumn, when they form part of a spectacular exhibit at the Tolay Fall Festival in Petaluma in October. Reptile Rescue brings dozens of different species of snakes to the festival, native

and nonnative, and Education Coordinator Laurie Osborne walks around with snakes entwined on her arms and around her waist, educating screaming hordes of excited children about the nature of the beasts. Curiously, it is perfectly legal to keep up to two rattlesnakes as pets in California. Although nobody likes snakes more than Osborne and Wolf (who’s been bitten several times by JULY 20 - JULY 26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 11

A ‘rhumba’ of rattlers is released by Reptile Rescue workers in an undisclosed Sonoma County location, after scaling to new heights at last year’s Tolay Fall Festival in Petaluma.

WildCare’s ‘animal ambassador’ Mojave.

rattlers), both say that they do not make good More than 10 years ago he was called in pets and discourage the idea. After the Tolay when a drug dealer was arrested who kept a festival the baby rattlers, which have had their full-grown tiger in a tiny cage in Sacramento. first meal of little pink mice, are released into Last Memorial Day weekend he was alerted to the wild. someone keeping a wild fox as a pet (the perEducation is a big part of Reptile Rescue’s son had posted a picture on Facebook), and mission, and Northern California seems when he went to get the animal the residence particularly rich in wildlife-education groups. also had a ferret. “I couldn’t just ignore it,” he The Marin County library system traditionsays, and that animal was confiscated too. ally offers programs in the summer, and in OOOO early July two young women from Wildlife AH, FERRETS. This is where the story takes a Associates, Megan Steinwedel and Shannon turn. Ferrets are legal pets in every state except Forbes, presented their “Spirit of the RainHawaii and California, and are no doubt the forest” program to enthusiastic audiences heart of the “problems...throughout the state.” at Point Reyes Station and in Bolinas. They Nobody knows how many pet ferrets are in brought along a sloth, an anteater named California—estimates run from thousands George, a rainforest porcupine and a scarlet to hundreds of thousands. Dr. Bacon guesses macaw. Although the focus of their talk was there are dozens of illegal ferrets kept in about the interconnectedness of animals and plants in the rainforest and the importance of Marin. And it’s worth asking if ferrets belong preserving the resource, they also emphasized in the same category with lions, tigers, chimpanzees and endangered tortoises. that these animals, although beautiful and Ferret lovers defend their pets as comfascinating, make terrible pets. Rubio, the mapletely domesticated, and that they have caw, had bonded with Steinwedel, and would been domesticated for thousands of years, squawk relentlessly when the bird could not although ferrets have only been popular as see her (sex, again). Steinwedel pointed out pets in the U.S. since the 1980s. There are that although it’s legal to have macaws as several ferret organizations in California, pets, that doesn’t make it a good idea. Forbes some that work with Fish and Game and humentioned that the bird’s bill can easily break mane societies to relocate confiscated ferrets a broom handle. to out-of-state homes, and some that work Mocha, the sloth, was found in a suitcase toward legalizing their pets. by a customs official when someone tried Janeen Smith, of Hayward, belongs to the to smuggle the animal into the country, presumably as a pet. Not only is this illegal— Golden State Ferret Society. She brought her beloved ferrets to California from Steinwedel pointed to Mocha’s impressive New Jersey—”My heart was pounding as hooked claws, and suggested that sloths I crossed the border,” she says—but her probably aren’t the best choice for snuggling pets are worth the risk. “It’s very difficult to with in front of the TV. stay depressed with ferrets playing around In California, enforcement of exotic pet you,” she says. “They’re bold, they’re smart, violations falls to the state Department of they work in small businesses.” (A group of Fish and Game. Game ferrets is called a “business.”) They’re also, Warden Patrick obviously, as cute as can be. Foy, based in Georgina Spelvin (not her real name) of Sacramento, San Anselmo really doesn’t look, seem or act says, “There much like a hardened criminal, but she has are small several ferrets in her home. She kept one groups of in her Midwestern college dorm room beindividuals cause it was small and quiet, and when in almost evshe moved to Marin she wasn’t ery county that about to give up them up. “I like to illegally thought I was going keep prohibto have a heart ited species,” and attack,” she says, “problems Kenneth Bacon is the about her Calioccur ‘doctor do-a-lot’ for fornia border crossing, throughout Marin’s exotic pet owners. with ferrets in cages the state.” 12 PACIFIC SUN JULY 20 - JULY 26, 2012

hidden in the back seat of the car. But once Smith, Spelvin and other ferret lovers get to the Golden State there really are not many obstacles to keeping ferrets. Pet Smart and PetCo stores have large, wellstocked aisles of ferret cages, food, bedding and accessories, and veterinarians like Dr. Bacon are happy to treat them. Game Warden Foy says, “We don’t follow people [who buy ferret supplies] home from Pet Smart,” nor do they actively try to “ferret out” ferret owners. But Fish and Game also can’t ignore “tips.” And this is where California ferret lovers must live: Constantly afraid that a disgruntled ex, nosy neighbor or roommate will report their pet, or that police responding to a burglary or firefighters to a fire alarm will see a ferret and call Fish and Game. The penalty may be a misdemeanor fine but, more devastating, the ferret is confiscated. (Foy insists that the ferrets are not euthanized, despite Internet reports, and are instead turned over to rescue groups for transportation out of state.) Efforts to legalize ferret ownership in California have raged for decades. Ferret lovers were heartened when Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor—after all, he had costarred with a ferret in Kindergarten Cop. But when a ferret bill finally made it through the Legislature and hit the governor’s desk, he vetoed it, saying he liked ferrets but the issue needed more study. Another charismatic Republican philanderer, then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, banned ferret ownership in the city in 1999 (famously telling a ferret supporter: “[Your] excessive concern with little weasels is a sickness...”); and thus the GOP no doubt lost the ferret vote for generations. The major concern with ferrets is the fear that they could escape and go feral, disrupting natural ecosystems and agriculture. The problem is that there is virtually no evidence to support this. There are no feral colonies of ferrets in the United States; in fact, the native ferret species, the West’s black-footed ferret, is highly endangered in part because it is so difficult for even a native species to survive loss of habitat and plagues (literally—the bubonic plague). A recent Nightline segment reported the massive efforts that go into trying to repopulate the delicate species in the American West, complete with “boot camps” for teaching captive-born animals how to hunt and survive. Ferrets are spayed or neutered before

becoming pets, have little sense of danger (they run toward cars and dogs, Smith says), and are sensitive to too hot or cold temperatures. What chance would domestic ferrets have on their own? The Sierra Club is often cited as an opponent to ferret legalization, but a spokeswoman for the organization said recently that they have no official position on the issue. (“We’re more concerned with things like global warming,” she said.) The Department of Fish and Game’s website has an extensive section on why ferrets are banned, but it reads like a B-minus high-school term paper from the late ’90s and is less than persuasive. It all drives ferret advocates crazy, and although they aren’t giving up, they aren’t exactly optimistic, either. Dr. Bacon says the laws against California ferrets are “silly” but he doesn’t see things changing soon, with Fish and Game apparently well dug into their position. “The timing with the Legislature just never seems right,” says Spelvin, adding that she’d love to be able to walk her pets on a leash down the streets of San Anselmo. “I have a feeling you’ll be smoking pot before I can take my ferret for a walk,” says Smith. < Come out of the ferret closet to Julie at

Creature features Exotic pets have proved to be surprisingly rich material for documentary films—here’s a few for your queue: The Elephant in the Living Room Acclaimed 2010 documentary explores efforts of an Ohio officer to cope with a man who is raising African lions in a small stock trailer, as well as problems with exotic pets in Florida and elsewhere. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill 2003 documentary about the flock of parrots in San Francisco, born of escaped pets, and the man who loves them. Pursuit of Excellence: Ferrets Part of a 2007 PBS series that explores lives of people who raise pet ferrets for show; classic scene of woman dressing up her pet ferret in a hula skirt with coconut bra top. Grizzly Man 2005 Werner Herzog documentary is the ultimate statement of why wild animals make bad pets, even if you name them “Mr. Chocolate” or “Freckles.”—Julie Vader


Johnny be good Marin Shakes breathes some life into DOA ‘King John’ by Charles Brousse


here’s usually a good reason that age to turn this nearly forgotten play into certain works by famous and highly acceptable entertainment, the fact remains respected dramatists are rarely perthat King John is not high-quality Shakeformed. Since Shakespeare’s King John falls speare. Aside from everything else, I left into this category, it’s rather remarkable that the theater wondering how such a great our very own Marin Shakespeare Company, playwright could leave out any mention previously known for offering “safe” (i.e., of the king’s most important act—the audience friendly) favorites, should choose signing of Magna Carta in 1215, beginning a shunned museum piece to open its 2012 England’s progression to parliamentary summer season. And, equally remarkable, in government. It’s like writing a play about doing so the troupe comes tantalizingly close Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and omitting to converting what history has judged to be a the Emancipation Proclamation! sow’s ear into a silk purse. OOOO The play’s problems involve both conHere’s a quick question for you. When tent and structure. While Shakespeare’s full title was The Life and Death of King John, are two more than seven? For theater audiences it has to be when the reference is to its scope is limited to the fithe very popular, nal years (1213-16) that this very droll Greater mercurial monarch ruled a NOW PLAYING Tuna, currently in a fractious nation-in-progress. King John runs through Aug. 12 five-weekend run at Constant wars with France in the Forest Meadows Amphithe Ross Valley Playover territorial claims were a theatre, Dominican University, ers’ Barn. A series of unifying force, but they also San Rafael. Information: 415/499lightweight comic created resentment among 4488 or sketches based on the powerful English barons Greater Tuna runs through life in the fictional who were expected to raise Aug. 12 at the Barn Theatre, “third smallest armies and pay for these milMarin Art & Garden Center, Ross. town in Texas,” the Information: 415/456-9555 or itary adventures. The entire show was origifirst half of MSC’s producSpunk runs through July 29 at nally intended by tion is a bewildering roundethe Bruns Amphitheater, 100 performer/creators lay of promises and betrayShakespeare Way (off Hwy 24), Jaston Williams als, battles and negotiations, Orinda. Information: 510/548and Joe Sears (with whispered secrets and audi9666 or additional input ence-directed blustering. In from Ed Howard) sum, there’s plenty of noise, to be a vehicle for but little psychological depth two “old boy” type actors. Their imposor narrative spine. sibly fast switches of gender and age as Then comes Act II and MSC’s large and they transitioned through the 20 characgenerally excellent cast, directed by Lesley ters supplied much of the fun and most Currier, finally has a chance to shine. Scott subsequent productions have followed suit. Coopwood excels in the title role, particuBy expanding the cast to seven, RVP strips larly in scenes that reveal his (and others’) away the surprise element and exposes the internal conflicts. In one such, he orders script’s underlying thinness. Not a good Hubert, his loyal chamberlain (an engagmove. Wood Lockhart and James Dunn are ing James Hiser), to murder a potential rival (young Prince Arthur, sympathetically the old boys. Linda Dunn directs, and Ron portrayed by Samuel Berston), but later dis- Krempetz provides the eye-catching set. plays genuine relief upon learning that the OOOO boy was spared. Admittedly a bit jarring, Spunk, George C. Wolfe’s stage adapthe turnabout is a welcome reminder that tation (with music by Chic Street Man) all three are complex personalities rather of three short stories by noted Harlem than a pair of two-dimensional psychoRenaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, paths and a witless victim. set attendance records when Berkeley Rep Aside from an unfortunate first act foray introduced it to the Bay Area in 1991. It will into the audience to scavenge food and be a huge surprise to me if the just-opened wine (a tired joke), Erik MacRay lifts the revival by California Shakespeare Theater production with his energy and humor as Philip Faulconbridge, bastard son of one of doesn’t elicit similar enthusiasm. Spunk isn’t the standard song-and-dance the king’s aristocratic allies. Barry Kraft is exhibition one might expect from the title. suitably dignified in the underwritten role On the other hand, it isn’t a realistic view of the French King Philip. of what life was like for African-Americans Although Currier and her actors man-

in the 1920s and ’30s either. Instead, like Damon Runyon’s colorful street people, Hurston’s characters are drawn with a broad satiric brush that pushes them close to caricature. That has angered some black social critics, but her tone—both humorous and genuinely empathic—provides rich, raw material for Wolfe’s dramatization and Patricia McGregor’s artful direction. Chic Street Man’s soulful melodies, nicely rendered by Dawn L. Troupe (accompanied on guitar by Tru Peterson), are icing on the cake. It’s not all fun and games, however. Running through the play’s three stories is the serious theme that the adverse economic and social conditions African-Americans faced—and still face in many areas—create special problems for relations between the sexes. Consigned to lower-class status with no hope for the future, all too often black males take out their frustrations on their female partners through abandonment, promiscuity and/or physical violence. To survive, these women (typified by Margo Hall’s response to a horrible situation in the first segment) need one thing more than

‘How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds, make deeds ill done!’—King John, in a rare moment of truth

anything else: spunk. Although each part has its merits, I found the middle one—titled “Story in Harlem Slang”—to be the most interesting from a purely theatrical point of view. Boldly costumed by designer Callie Floor in vermilion, deep orange and lemon yellow zoot suits, three street “pimps” (a term then used for male prostitutes) played by Aldo Billingslea, Tyee Tilghman and L. Peter Callender occupy center stage as they preen, strut and strike ritualistic poses that are designed to simultaneously impress and intimidate. The superb staging by movement director Paloma McGregor makes this, like the show itself, a spectacle to savor. < Contact Charles at

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ow to ďŹ t all the inspirations and ideas for summer eating into one space? There are so many choices, so many pleasures. Farmers markets are spilling over with produce, stone fruits are at their peak. Marin weather continues to be abnormally clear and hot, perfect for warm evenings out of doors. A back to basics approach worked best, this week: an easy to follow list of suggestions (no formal recipes) for picnic foods or casual outdoor meals, even indoor dining. Couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be simpler. Here goes: A is for avocados. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in their buttery prime now, and everybody has favorite ways to prepare them. How about a dessert that is chocolate, dairy-free and delicious? For 2-4 servings, use 1 large Hass avocado. In a heatproof bowl melt 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate in 1/4 cup thick coconut milk (poured from top of can) over hot water or in a microwave. Stir until smooth, cool slightly. Put 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 3 tablespoons agave syrup and 1 pinch salt in processor bowl, add chocolate mixture and avocado, cut into chunks, blend until completely smooth. Serve well-chilled, plain or with berries or chopped pistachios. This is essentially a vegan chocolate mousse. B is for bean sandwich. Blanch frozen edamame in salted water. Pulse in processor with some mint or parsley until roughly chopped; season with salt, pepper, lemon juice. Slice a baguette. Spread one half with fresh ricotta drizzled with olive oil, spread other half with beans. Put together with sprigs of arugula, and slice the loaf to make sandwiches. C is for cucumbers. Peel and slice thinly half a large hothouse cucumber, sprinkle with salt and leave for 15 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 clove garlic minced, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon chili paste. Toss. D is for Danish open-face sandwich. Pumpernickel (each slice cut into 4 triangles) spread with butter creamed with mustard and minced chives topped with thinly sliced smoked salmon. Rye bread with blue cheese, crumbled bacon and sweet apple slices. E is for eggs (deviled). These treats are always the ďŹ rst thing to disappear; best to make more than you think you need! Try more adventurous ďŹ&#x201A;avor additions: sriracha sauce or smoked paprika, minced wild mushrooms or chipotles in adobo. Even if you stick with the traditional, you can shake things up: top them with tiny, very crisp bacon bits. F is for frittata. Choices are endless, and they travel well. Whether you decide to make a dense version using meats (Italian sausage, for instance, or prosciutto/mortadella/

salami) or a vegetarian-friendly version, it can be a perfect protein for a picnic. Make serving portions easier: cook it in the oven in a square pan. G is for gazpacho, red or white, the cold Spanish soup. Carry in a thermos, serve in cups. H is for hand pies, the neat way to eat pie on a picnic. Use a double crust recipe, cut into circles. Use 1 heaping tablespoon fruit ďŹ lling, fold, crimp edges, sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. I is for iced tea. Try adding fruit ďŹ&#x201A;avors: hibiscus, blackberry juice, lots of fresh mint. J is for jicama. The Mexican root vegetable stays crisp and cool, cut into batons for dipping into salsas. K is for Korean chicken wings. Marinate with soy, sesame oil, rice wine, garlic, ginger, a little sugar and minced scallions before grilling or roasting. These are delicious hot or cold. Have some kimchi available. L is for lemons everywhere: lemon verbena sprigs for tea, lemon bars for dessert, grated lemon zest on garden-fresh vegetables. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old-fashioned lemonade, plain or punched up with added fruit juices. Or vodka. M is for meatloaf. Make a favorite recipe a day ahead, refrigerate. It stays ďŹ rm and slices more easily. Everyone loves meatloaf sandwiches, especially when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re made with homemade chili sauce or catsup. N is for nuts. Make a mixture of 2 cups cashews with 1 small chili, broken up, a clove of garlic, splash of soy and only enough water to get a food processor going. Pulse the blade just long enough to create a textured thick mixture. Fold in minced chives. Use this to ďŹ ll celery sticks; chill until serving time. O is for orzo. This rice-shaped pasta makes a delicate salad. To cold cooked pasta (be sure to drain it in a very ďŹ ne sieve) add cherry tomatoes, cubed and seeded cucumber, minced scallions and fresh oregano with a lemon/olive oil vinaigrette. P is for potato salad, a la Marcella Hazan. Choose small boiling potatoes. Boil them, removing them when still barely ďŹ rm (fork-tender but not mushy), and peel. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch slices. Sprinkle while warm with red wine vinegar. Mix gently with olive oil, very ďŹ nely chopped onion and cornichons. Sprinkle with minced ďŹ&#x201A;at-leaf Italian parsley. Q is for quick vegetable pickles, current culinary fad. Some may be ready to eat in hours. Because this is the summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet kitchen project in America, recipes are everywhere; the Internet is ďŹ lled with them. R is for radishes. Use them whole, bottoms trimmed but with a few green leaves attached to the tops. Serve with softened

sweet butter and salt. (Dip radish in butter, salt it, enjoy.) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pleasant to have a variety of radishes, different shapes and colors. S is for shrimp. Cook and peel small shrimp, chill until ready to serve. Toss the shrimp with lots of pesto and make sandwiches in small rolls. T is for trout (smoked), a delicious addition ďŹ&#x201A;aked over a simple salad or made into a spread: crumble trout (be sure there are no bones) into creme fraiche or sour cream, enough to make a consistency right for spreading. Add fresh herbs, a bit of cayenne, juice of a lemon and capers (drained and rinsed). Serve on crostini or crackers. U is for upside-down cake, made with sliced ripe fresh peaches in place of pineapple. This is a deďŹ nite ďŹ&#x201A;avor boost for an all-American favorite. V is for Vidalia onion sandwiches. On slices of challah spread lemony mayo, arrange slices of onion; add sliced tomato and roasted red pepper, season with black pepper and kosher salt. A heartier sandwich: mix mayo with hot sauce to taste, spread it on rye bread and add sliced onion, almost-crisp bacon and fresh basil leaves. You can substitute Walla Walla or Maui onions...they must be a sweet variety. W is for wraps, which can be wonderful or they can be sloppy wet messes. Handy picnic fare for vegetarians and everyone else, their ďŹ llings may be made with almost anything in season or in your fridge. Keep in mind that soggy is not appealing, and that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re best when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not straight out of the refrigerator. X is for xiqua. OK, this is a cheat. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinese for watermelon. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re serving the melon au naturelle, search out â&#x20AC;&#x153;moon-andstarsâ&#x20AC;? melons, those dark, golden-spotted beauties that look as if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from some design studio. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tote heavy melons to a picnic site, cut the ďŹ&#x201A;esh into cubes ahead of time and give everyone toothpicks for spearing them. Or try this: cut a plug from a melon, drain a bottle of Champagne or dry white wine into it, plug it up and chill it until serving time. Y is for yakitori. Classic chicken yakitori can be made ahead to enjoy outside with a cool rice salad (use Asian ďŹ&#x201A;avors and vegetables). Cold sake is recommended as a complement. Z is for ziti and zucchini. You can combine them in a fresh-tasting dish to feed a crowd. Use 2 pounds thinly sliced squash to 1 pound cooked pasta, dress it with olive oil/Champagne vinegar vinaigrette. Add fresh oregano, toasted pine nuts and pitted kalamata olives. (Crumbled feta may be added, as well.) < Contact Pat at

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A CHANGE GONNA COME... Unusual for the lazy days of summer, there is plenty of news in Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant world. Word came last week of the departure of Ed Vigil from Vin Antico, the chef who turned the small place into a destination for top quality Italian food. In published statements he has said that he is heading for West Marin. Possible clue? Before he came to San Rafael, Vigil was chef at the Olema Inn, which is about to start up under new ownership. Stay tuned...Stepping into Vin Anticoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen is Gesser de Leon, lately of Sabor Spain, just up the block...The Seafood Peddler, displaced by Terrapin Crossroads, Phil Leshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Rafael establishment, is readying a new venue in Sausalito. It will take over the waterfront spot at the end of Johnson Street in Sausalito with its great views and already nautical interior, recently home to Harbor View Grill...Dean Biersch, co-founder of the eponymous restaurant group and brewing company, has big plans for a third craft beer tavern in Novatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southern PaciďŹ c Smokehouse location. HopMonk Tavern will be a rustic spot with outdoor beer garden and stage and dedicated live music space inside, similar to the popular Sebastopol HopMonk. Look for a fall opening, when the Biersch team will bring its formula to Marin: Gordon Biersch house beers, American and international draft beers, and an eclectic menu of foodsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;grass-fed beef, mussels, curried samosas, pulled pork and pizza from the wood-burning oven. HEARTY APPETITE APPEAL The newest informal restaurants in Marin have much in common. They were both created by big guys with big ambitions. While Mill Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin Ries worked for the Outback chain he imagined opening his own place, one where he could play around with a menu that would emphasize his own tastes with wild and crazy dishes that pay little attention to the Food Pyramid but lots of attention to bold ďŹ&#x201A;avorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and lots of meat. When a space opened up in a small shopping center on Miller Avenue in his hometown, he jumped at the chance to give it a try. Second Breakfast is the result, where you will ďŹ nd items like prime rib cheese steak sandwiches (also prime rib egg rolls), beef-pork burgers, fried pork ribs, Thai sausage fried rice and lots of bacon. (Even the name on the windows is spelled out in painted bacon-shaped letters.) Ries and chef Mateo Ek use organic meats with abandon. Hours: 11am-8pm, Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. 401



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Miller Ave., Suite B; 415/384-8092 and Bignardiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nickname as a volunteer ďŹ reman in Corte Madera was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bigge,â&#x20AC;? and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the name of his San Rafael shop, Bigge Subs. Ever since he fell in love with Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional overstuffed sandwiches during his service days, he has dreamed about them. Now he is producing them: 10-inch, made-to-order subs using artisan breads from Sonoma. His special touch is the addition of a homemade garlic sauce. Bigge is at 819 W. Francisco Boulevard, 415/2595446 and The sandwiches, in a slightly smaller version, are also available at United Markets . ECLECTIC SUMMER FARE Here are three upcoming events in Sonoma County worth the drive for summertime food and fun. July 21: Rivertown Revival in Petaluma (11am-7pm) is a blend of ďŹ&#x201A;ash and funk with art boats (ďŹ&#x201A;otilla, â&#x20AC;&#x153;drag racesâ&#x20AC;?), aerial acts on the water, local food vendors, ongoing weddings and general nonsense along the river that runs through town. Lots of kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities (including poker for tweens). $5 22: With its annual Italian Festival, Viansa Winery brings a carnival atmosphere to its Tuscan setting, complete with circus performers, food, music and lots of wine (noon-4pm). Free. 28: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tropics time when the PaciďŹ c Islander Festival takes place in the Rohnert Park City Center Plaza (10am-8pm). Go for the Polynesian and Hawaiian foods, stay for the nonstop music and dance, with a special performance by Faith Ako, noted Hawaiian singer. Free. < t A Project of apple familyworks t festival sponsor: Marin Sanitary service

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he first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning,” author Natalie Babbitt wrote in her classic fantasy novel Tuck Everlasting. “The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.” You won’t be sorry to catch these six shows that match the sultry moods of the summer season: O Acoustic guitarist Todd Boston, a former teacher at Cascade Canyon School in Fairfax, has tapped the rhythms of nature on his newly released CD, Touched by the Sun. Produced by Windham Hill Records founder (and former Mill Valley resident) Will Acker-

man, and featuring appearances by bassists Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel) and Michael Manring, and with New Age pioneer Eugene Friesen on cello, the gentle songs are inspired by the world around us: “Twilight,” “Sol Rising,” “Solstice Dream” and so on. Boston performs, along with Ackerman, Manring and vocalist Snatam Kaur, at a record release party Friday, July 20, at 8pm at 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley. $20-$30. O Singer Lester Chambers burst onto the national pop-music scene in 1967 as a member of the crossover band the Chambers Brothers with the release of the landmark 11-minute single “Time Has Come Today,” a soulful blast of psychedelicized R&B. In recent years, the 72-year-old music legend had slipped into homelessness, substance abuse and ill health before re-emerging in Petaluma as a soul survivor, with the help of the music charity Sweet Relief, making an impressive comeback on local stages. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more uplifting performer when Lester Chambers & the Mud Stompers, along with the teen a cappella group ‘Til Dawn and the Marin City Community Choir, headline a Spirit Party concert

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presented by the Marin Interfaith Council on Sunday, July 22, at 2pm at Marin Center’s Showcase Theater. $35 general; $20 students. O The West Marin-based El Radio Fantastique—an eight-piece band that bills itself as “a B-movie creature, part rumba band in purgatory, part cinematic chamber group, part shipwrecked serenade”—brings its theatrical carnival kitsch and New Orleans spiced sound to Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Friday, Aug. 3, at 9pm. The group is headed by the charismatic former New Orleans mime, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Giovanni DiMorente, who pens haunting, melancholic melodies. On such Radio El Fantastique songs as “Tiptoe Suicide” and “Stephanie,” DiMorente’s performance is an engaging cross between Station to Station-era David Bowie balladry and Tom Waits’ world-weary bohemian musings. “I guess that when I perform, I put the

meaning of that song into my whole body,” DiMorente told the Sun last year. “With my background in street performance and long hours being very still, I have developed the ability to isolate and infuse whatever emotion the song calls for into my skeleton.” O Darol Anger & the Furies is the latest offering from the influential fiddler, composer, producer and educator Darol Anger, a former member of the Turtle Island String Quartet and the driving force behind such groundbreaking string bands as Fiddlers 4 (with Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil, Bruce Molsky and cello phenom Rushad Eggleston), and the Republic of Strings (with the young fiddle sensation Brittany Haas and others). This time out, Anger, an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, has tapped his feminine side, gathering siblings Sharon Gilchrist, a mandolinist who has toured with Tony Rice and Peter Rowan, and Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist, as well as Pacific Northwest vocalist Emy Phelps, dance percussionist Nic Gareiss and the powerhouse Eggleston, most recently of Tornado Rider. Saturday, Aug. 18, 8pm, Point Reyes Dance Palace. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 youth. O What’s summer without ska? The English Beat, formed in 1979 in Birmingham, England, spearheaded the multiracial, skadriven two-tone movement and has been a frequent traveler on the Marin musical landscape. Headed by singer Dave Wakeling, frontman of both the English Beat (known in England as “The Beat”) and General Public, the band will reprise such hits as “Save It for Later,” “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “I Confess.” Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10pm, 19 Broadway Niteclub in Fairfax. $25, $20. O Latin-jazz star, bandleader and percussionist Pete Escovedo & His Orchestra are a Grammy-nominated rhythm machine. Escovedo—the father of former Prince drummer Sheila E and uncle of Austin, Texas-based (and former San Rafael resident) Alejandro Escovedo, a major figure on the Americana scene—pounded the skins for the Santana band for three years (you can hear him on “Oye Como Va,” “Evil Ways” and “No One to Depend On”) before establishing himself as a formidable and diverse jazz player. This is salsa with summer sizzle. Escovedo marks his 77th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8:30pm, at George’s Nightclub in San Rafael. $25-$35. < Beat the heat with Greg at

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The ‘Beast’ boys Film spurs larger question—how ever did we study theater before smartphones?! by Davi d Te mp l e ton

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


hat,” says Jasson Minadakis, “was really something!” As we sit in the dark of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center watching the closing credits of the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, Minadakis—the artistic director of the Marin Theatre Company—and I are both a little dazed and dazzled from the sheer emotional rush of the movie’s gorgeous and heart-stirring ending. As we sit watching the credits roll up, we see the words: “Based on the stage play, Juicy and Delicious, by Lucy Alibar.” “This was a play?” asks Minadakis, his theatrical sensors now on alert. Juicy and Delicious. I’m going to have to look that up.” Fifteen minutes later we’ve relocated to the Broken Drum Brewery and Wood Grill, right next door, and while waiting for our lunch, are each searching on our smartphones for more information on Lucy Alibar and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Directed by Benh Zeitlin, from a script he co-wrote with Alibar, Beasts is set in the deep bayou of Louisiana. A blend

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of gritty realism and dream-like fantasy, the story follows a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) who lives with her moody father, Wink, in a floodprone community nicknamed the Bathtub. Facing, simultaneously, a devastating rainstorm that turns her world into a surreal floating survival course, her father’s possibly terminal illness, and the threat of prehistoric creatures released from icecaps by global warming (it doesn’t seem as preposterous as it sounds), Hushpuppy must work to save her community, and possibly find the mother she never knew. “It’s hard to imagine this being done as a play,” I remark, looking up from my phone. “All that water? Not to mention the giant prehistoric pigs.” “Those, actually, would be easy,” Minadakis says. “You could use shadow puppetry to make the aurochs, or actual giant pig puppets.” As he continues to search for info on the playwright, I ask him what he thought of the film. “It wasn’t what I was expecting, at all,” he laughs. “I did not expect it to be nearly as gritty as it was—which was great. I loved that. And the very minimalist dialogue surprised me. I expected it to be a much more talky movie. I guess I’m just always in play mode, and plays tend to have a lot of dialogue, so it was kind of great to see really sparse dialogue.” Minadakis, now in his sixth season with MTC, has made a career of directing plays that look at people who live on the fringes of society, people he refers to as “the other.” For MTC, he recently directed Othello, the Moor of Venice, and this season will be directing Samuel Becket’s Waiting for Godot and Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man. Previous to MTC, he served as artistic director of Atlanta’s Actors Express Theatre Company and as producing artistic director of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival. “Alibar,” he now says, returning to his phone. “I really want to know who this woman is. Is it A-L-I-B-A-R? OK. I found her. Wow. Lucy Alibar. She was produced by a company I know in Atlanta. Gorgeous Raptors.” “Is that the name of the play or the theater company?” “That’s the play. The company is Horizon Theater Company. She also wrote something called Mommy Says I’m Pretty on the Inside, and one called Slutty, Slutty Butterslut. Oh, OK. Here’s Juicy and Delicious!” First produced at The Tank, an experimental theater company in Manhattan,

First-time actress Quvenzhanè Wallis’s range apparently goes from ‘f-ck the world’ to ‘too cute.’

and then let it go. It was all so gently done. Juicy and Delicious is a act that, from its description, seems even more mysterious That was fascinating.” and surreal than the movie adaptation. Minadakis loved the way the film mir“Here, nobody knows how to use words rors different images, using one version to express themselves,” Minadakis reads of that image early and then repeating it out loud, “and punches and kisses come all later on. at once. Love, violence, tenderness, loss and “That’s very theatrical,” he says. “Like the end of the known world are woven to- with her lighting the pot on fire, using a gether ecstatically.” torch, and then lighting the funeral pyre Reading from my own smart phone, I at the end. That was fantastic, the way quote from a review suggesting that Beasts it played with those two images. At first, of the Southern Wild may be she’s doing something in a a little too amorphous and very immature way, and at unstructured, criticizing the the end, after she’s evolved as very thing about the movie a human being, the way she that Minadakis liked best. stands before that fire at the “That amorphous quality end. That evolution, from gives you time to think,” he one image of fire to another, says, digging into his Caesar was simply amazing.” salad. “It gives you time to “Speaking of evolution,” bring your own perspectives I mention, “what did you into it. You can possibly get think of the actress playing hung up on the relationship Hushpuppy? She’s never of Hushpuppy to her parent. acted before making this You can get hung up on the movie.” global-warming elements. “Oh my god! That little You can choose what kind of Should MTC Artistic Director Jasson girl!” Minidakis says. “I’ve secure the production movie experience you want. Minadakis rights to ‘Slutty, Slutty Butterslut’? never seen such defiance in There are so many threads a child. Continually. I mean, here that you can follow, and that child has a f--k-theif you want to make the film about one or world look to her that is amazing!” the other, you can do that—or you can let “How do you get a performance like it swirl around you and not let it ever really that out of someone so young,” I ask, “essettle—much the way these characters do pecially someone with no experience? As a when their world is flooded. director, how do you do that?” “That’s what I loved about this movie,” “I have no idea,” he says. “None. She he continues. “It hammered the ecology must just be that fierce.” < thing really hard, and then just let it go. Direct comments to David at Then they wove it into Hushpuppy’s story in a really gentle way. They’d hit us over It’s your movie, speak up at the head with some striking bit of imagery, ›› JULY 20 - JULY26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 19


Friday July 20 -Thursday July 26

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

dramedy about a male stripper and the life The Amazing Spider-Man (2:16) Prequel wisdom he imparts to a young novice. reveals how teen screw-up Peter Parker became everyone’s favorite human arachnid; O The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia de LamAndrew Garfield stars. mermoor (4:20) The Met presents Donizetti’s O Beasts of the Southern Wild (1:33) lilting tale of a woman’s descent into madness. Highly acclaimed film fest fave about life in a O The Metropolitan Opera: Der RosenLouisiana bayou as seen through the eyes of kavalier (4:50) Catch Strauss’s comic tale of a six-year-old girl. lust and subterfuge Viennese style in all its O Bernie (1:44) Dark comedy about the unhigh-def big-screen glory. likely real-life romance between a mortician- O Moonrise Kingdom (1:33) An island turned-murderer and a much-despised Texas community is turned upside down when two heiress; Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black star. 12-year-olds run off into the wilderness to O The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1:58) make a life of their own; Bruce Willis, Bill Maggie Smith and Judi Dench head to India Murray and Frances McDormand are among for some postretirement exotica and find the clueless grownups. O Prometheus (2:04) Ridley Scott sci-fi themselves living in a run-down yet charming old palatial hotel. thriller follows Charlize Theron, Michael O Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream (2:05) Fassbender and company as they explore the The Bolshoi presents Shostakovich’s zany outer reaches of the universe and save the ballet about a band of traveling players who human race in their spare time. O Puss in Boots (1:30) “Shrek” spinoff take over a 1930s Russian farming collective. O Brave (1:35) Disfocuses on ney cartoon about the dashing an impetuous prinif delusional cess, an eccentric kitty-cat, witch, troublemaksallying ing triplets and an forth to steal ancient curse that the goose threatens their that lays the kingdom. golden eggs; O Cabaret (2:04) Antonio Banderas, Salma Dazzling Bob Fosse Hayek, Billy musical about the Bob Thorndecadent, delightton and ful world of preAmy Sedaris Nazi Berlin stars provide the Liza Minnelli as Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey put the Willkommen in Weimar in ‘Cabaret,’ voices. Sally Bowles and playing Wednesday at the Regency and the Sequoia. O Savages Joel Grey as your (2:11) Oliver devil-doll host. O Dark Horse (1:25) Pointed yet poignant Stone thriller about three pot-dealing hippies who take on a Mexican drug cartel; Todd Solodnz comedy about the unlikely Salma Haykek, Uma Thurman and Benicio romance between an underachieving thirtyDel Toro star. something and an overmedicated knockout. O The Sleeping Beauty (3:00) Tchaikovsky’s O The Dark Knight Rises (2:45) Bruce (Battimeless ballet is brought to dazzling life by man) Wayne emerges from self-imposed exile the terpsichoreans of London’s Royal Ballet. to take on a ruthless terrorist as well as the O Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th fabulously feline Catwoman; Christopher NoAnniversary Event (2:30) Catch two claslan directs Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway. O El Santo: Superstar (1:22) Celebrate the sic TNG episodes on the big screen plus exclusive cast interviews, behind-the-scenes color and excitement of Mexican lucha libre chitchats with the series’ creators and more! (“free wrestling”) with a screening of the O Take This Waltz (1:56) The comfy marcampy 1969 lucha-horror classic “Santo y riage of Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen is Blue Demon contra Los Monstruos” and a put to the test when an attractive young man live appearance by wrestler Chicano Flame. O Ice Age: Continental Drift (1:34) Manny, moves in next door; Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman costar. Diego and company find the long trek home beset by high seas and rambunctious pirates! O Ted (1:46) Thirty years after a childhood O The Intouchables (1:52) True tale of the wish brought his teddy bear to life, business executive Mark Wahlberg can’t shake the bond that developed between a disabled damned thing. French aristocrat and his caretaker, a black O To Rome With Love (1:52) Woody Allen Muslim ex-con. O Katy Perry: Part of Me (1:35 Documentary kaleidoscope about interconnecting lives in the Eternal City; Ornella Muti, Judy Davis, follows the chart-topping diva backstage, at Penelope Cruz and Roberto Benigni star. home and in concert, killer couture and all. O The Who—Quadrophenia: The ComO Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted plete Story (1:36) Get a backstage glimpse (1:33) Manhattan expats Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman form a traveling circus and cross into the making of the classic rock album as well as concert footage and insights from Mr. Europe in search of the Central Park Zoo. O Magic Mike (1:50) Stephen Soderbergh Pete Townshend. < O

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›› MOViE TiMES The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 3D showtimes at 7, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:45; 3D showtimes at 4, 7, 10:10 Mon-Thu 9:35; 3D showtime at 6:30 Century Northgate 15: 1:05, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 11:10, 2:20, 4, 5:30, 8:40, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 10, 4:10, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 1:05, 7:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sun 12:30, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 4, 7:15 Mon 12:30, 10:15; 3D showtime at 4 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG13) ++++ Rafael Film Center: 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Bernie (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: 4, 6:15 Tue 4 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG13) ++1/2 Lark Theater: 5:15 Bolshoi Ballet: Bright Stream (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sun noon Tue 7 Brave (PG) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 2, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45; 3D showtime at 10:30am Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 5 NCabaret (1972) (PG) Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 NDark Horse (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon, Wed, Thu 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Sat 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Sun 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 (director Todd Solondz in person at 7pm show) Tue 4:30, 6:45 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) Century Cinema: 11:30, 3:10, 7, 10:35 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sat 10:15, 10:55, 11:40, 12:25, 1:10, 1:55, 2:35, 3:20, 4:05, 4:50, 5:35, 6:15, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 9:55, 10:10, 10:30 Sun-Thu 10:15, 10:55, 11:40, 12:25, 1:10, 1:55, 2:35, 3:20, 4:05, 4:50, 5:35, 6:15, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 9:55, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 10:25, 11:40, 12:50, 2:05, 3:20, 4:30, 5:45, 7, 8:15, 9:30, 10:40 CinéArts at Marin: 12, 3:30, 7, 10:30


New Movies This Week

Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12, 1:30, 3:45, 5:15, 7:20, 9 Tiburon Playhouse 3: 4, 7:30 Sat-Sun 12:30, 4, 7:30 NEl Santo: Superstar (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat 11am (free admission; wrestler Chicano Flame in person) Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5; 3D showtimes at 7:30, 10 Sat-Sun 11:45; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thu 9:20; 3D showtime at 7 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sat 10:20, 10:50, 12:50, 2:15, 3:25, 5:50, 7:15, 8:20; 3D showtimes at 11:15, 12, 1:40, 4:10, 5, 6:40, 9:10 Sun-Thu 10:20, 10:50, 12:50, 2:15, 3:25, 5:50, 7:15, 8:20; 3D showtimes at 11:15, 12, 1:40, 4:10, 5, 6:40, 9:10, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:35, 4, 6:25, 8:50; 3D showtimes at 10:05, 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sun 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7 The Intouchables (R) ++ Century Regency 6: 11:15, 1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Mon 11:15, 1:50, 10:15 Wed 11:15, 10:15 Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) Century Northgate 15: 10:40, 4:15, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 1:20, 7:20 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:45, 4:45, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 7:30 Magic Mike (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2:05, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 6:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Tue 12:15, 2:45, 10:10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05 Sun, Thu 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Mon 4 Tue 3:05, 5:25 Wed 4:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Prometheus (R) Lark Theater: 8 Puss in Boots (PG) Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Tue 6:30 Savages (R) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 1:05, 4:10, 7:20, 10:20 Tue 1:05, 4:10, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 7:30, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Wed 2, 7:30 Thu 1, 7:30 NStar Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event (PG) Century Regency 6: Mon 7 CinéArts at Marin: Mon 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Mon 7 Take This Waltz (R) ++1/2 Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon, Wed, Thu 8:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 8:30 Tue 8:45 Ted (R) + Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:35 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8, 10:35 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:50 Century Northgate 15: 11:50, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:20, 10:15 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Wed 5, 10:25 Thu 4:30, 10:25 To Rome With Love (R) ++ Century Regency 6: 11:55, 1:20, 2:40, 4:05, 5:35, 7, 8:25, 9:50 Sun 1:20, 4:05, 7, 9:50 Wed 11:55, 1:20, 2:40, 5:35, 8:25 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:10 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:30, 7:10 Wed 3 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:30, 4, 6:55, 9:45 NThe Who - Quadrophenia: The Complete Story (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Tue 8 CinéArts at Marin: Tue 8 CinéArts at Sequoia: Tue 8

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

Film Night in the Park presents ‘The Help’ (starring Octavia Spencer) in San Anselmo’s Creek Park Friday at dusk. Donations appreciated; candy, popcorn and soda pop available for purchase. Info: 272-2756 or

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

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

Live music 07/20: Midilove With special guests. Electronica, down tempo, IDM, electro pop. 8pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. 07/20: Moonlight Rodeo Country. 9:30pm1am. Old Western Saloon, Main St., Pt. Reyes Sta. 663-1661. 07/20: Moonlight Rodeo Original roots rock, Americana and classic covers. 9-11:30pm. Old Western Saloon, Pt. Reyes Station. 07/20: Pride and Joy R&B, soul. 9:30pm. $20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/20: Todd Boston Musical artists will converge to help Bay Area guitarist Todd Boston launch his new album, ‘Touched By The Sun’. 8-11pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 07/21-22: Live Local Music on Angel Island Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4:30pm. Ferries available from Tiburon and S.F. Rain will cancel. 2-4:30pm. Free. Cove Cantina & Oyster Bar, Angel Island. 07/21: Carlos Herrera Trio Latin jazz. Noon-3pm. Free. Sand Dollar Restaurant, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach.

07/21: Far West Fest After Party Live music starts at 9:30pm. 9:30pm-1am. $5. Old Western Saloon, Main St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661. 07/21: Gator Beat Cajun/Zydeco, New Orleans and R&B. 8:30pm. $15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/21: New Rising Sons Rock, blues. With Jesse Kincaid, Jon Lovitt, and vocalist Veronica Page. 6:30-10pm. Taste Of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 07/21: Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits African Music Night, the third of the five Saturday night, multi-cultural family friendly concerts. 7-10pm. Adults- $20 advance/$25 day of/Kids 6-18 - $5. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. 07/21: The Tickets Band Blues, rock, r&b and a dash of country and reggae; 8pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. 07/21: Tim Hockenberry Folk, Americana. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 07/21: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 07/22: Tear Jerkers Trio Rock, honky tonk. Noon-3pm. Free. Sand Dollar Restaurant,

BEST BET Hell No, GMO Still wondering why the United States has yet to join dozens of other nations in the labeling of genetically modified foods? Curious about what—if any—new developments are unfolding in the world of GMOs? Seeking answers to these and other questions? Then San Rafael is the place to be this week, dear readers. Sponsored by concerned and proactive groups like GMO-Free Marin, Good Earth Natural Foods, Institute for Responsible Technology and the Community Media Center of Marin, the annual GMO SYMPOSIUM brings experts like Jeffery Smith, Pamm Larry, Claire Hope Cummings and others together for a discussion with the intention of addressing these questions and more. A timely conversation—just months before California’s Proposition 37, the GMO labeling initiative, hits the November ballot—the GMO Symposium will be moderated by KWMR’s Robin Carpenter and includes live music from Maria Muldaur. Get up-to-date with GMO news Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30-9:30pm at the San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. $10-$20 donation. 415/454-9898.—Dani Burlison

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07/22: Audrey Moira Shimkas and Jaff Labes Jazz, blues, pop. In the Biergarten 2-4pm.

07/20: Patrick Ball and the Medieval Beasts

No charge. Tavern at Lark Creek, 234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 847-8331. 07/22: Groove Society Blues, funk. With David Kessner, keyboards, vocals; Evan Palmerston, bass; Bruce Brymer, drums; Jerome Fletcher, guitar, vocals. 1-5pm. $5, kids free. Maple Lawn Estate, 1312 Mission St., San Rafael. 721-7661. 07/22: Hot Club of Marin Gypsy jazz Sunday Brunch. 11am-2pm. Free. Sweetwater Music Hall, Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 215-7196. 07/22: Savannah Blu Bluegrass. 8-11pm. Free. The No Name Bar, Bridgeway, Sausalito. 215-7196. 07/22: Sunday Salsa with Candela 4pm salsa class; 5pm live music. Salsa with a Puerto Rican, Cuban, New York flavor. 5-10pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898.

07/22: The Full Tilt Band with Donna Spitzer Classic rock, blues. Part of the Outdoor Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. exit off Hwy. 101, Corte Madera. 924-2961. 07/24: Core Tuesday Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay Area artists. 9:30 pm.1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 07/24: James Moseley Quartet Jazz, blues, r&b. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/24: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894.

07/25: Bob Gordon and the Ohana Ukelele Band Hawaii jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/25: Marcello and Seth Tango. 8-11pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. 07/25: Phillip Percy and Judy Hall Jazz standards. There is no cover and reservations are not required but recommended. Outdoor seating is available. 6-9pm. Free. IL Davide, 901 A St., San Rafael. 244-665.

07/26: Ann Brewer and Jorge Castellanos Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

07/26: MAGC Summer Concert Series: Dog Patch Rockabilly, surf. 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. 07/27: Agents of Change Duo Folk for the whole family. Part of San Anselmo’s Picnic in the Park. 5-8pm. Free. Creek Park, Center Blvd. at Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 747-8436.

07/27: Ray Obiedo and Mambo Caribe Latin jazz, Brazilian, funk and Caribbean. 8:30pm. $20-25. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. Fridays: Live Music @ Max’s Rock. 8-10:30pm. Free. Max’s Cafe, 60 Madera Boulevard, Corte Madera.

“The Flame of Love:The Legend of Tristan and Iseult” With Patrick Ball, Celtic harp and spoken word; Shira Kammen, vielle, voice and medieval harp; Tim Rayborn, lute, psaltery, medieval harp and voice. 8-10pm. $15. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael.

07/22: Les Chambers and the Mud Stompers “Spirit Party: Shaking Down the Walls.” Featuring Les Chambers and the Mud Stompers, Marin City Community Choir and ‘Til Dawn youth a cappella ensemble. Sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council. 2pm. $35. Marin Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 456-6957.

Dance 07/22: English Country Dance Graceful folk dances of the English countryside. Live music, experienced callers, refreshments. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfy shoes. Second and fourth Sundays. 2-4:30pm. $12. Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. 485-3077. 07/26: 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.

Theater/Auditions 07/20-09/30: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Marin Shakespeare resets its outdoor production of this dream like tale in Hawaii. Picnics welcome. Visit the website for specific performance dates, days and times and info on special ticket options. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave., Dominican University of California, San Rafael. 499-4488 .

07/21: Bay Area Playback at Open Secret Experience a unique form of improvisational theater, where true life stories and dreams from audience volunteers are brought to life on the spot. 8-9:30pm. $8-18. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. 07/22:‘Just My Type’ Staged reading with songs by Charlotte Jacobs & Michael Sally. Music and Lyrics by Rita Abrams. Hosted by Michael Krasny of KQED’s Forum. 7pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

07/22: Unity Readers Theater Performance Five short comedies, ranging from classic Blithe Spirit scene to new play Saturday in the Park with Vic, first performed at the 2011 Fall Fringe of Marin. 2-3:30pm. Free. Unity in Marin Church, 600 Palm Dr., Novato. 461-0477. 07/27-08/05:‘Bat Boy: The Musical’ Musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave. 7:30pm July 27 and Aug. 3; 2pm July 28-29, and Aug. 4-5 2pm matinees. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. Through 07/21: Loot! A Pirate Musical The Fairfax Theatre Company presents a world premier JULY 20 - JULY 26, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 21



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True Grits

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Miracle Mile

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Whiskey Pills Fiasco

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Elvis Johnson Project

Fri July 27

Chrome Johnson

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Through 08/12: Marin Shakespeare Company:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;King Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

Art 07/21-08/19:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Horizonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Artwork by MarinMOCA artist members will be featured in the main gallery exhibition. Works by Richmond artist Jeffrey Sully will be in the Hamilton Gallery. Reception 5-7pm July 21. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 637-9730. 07/22: Jan Richardson-Mack Verre Eglomisè works of well-known artist and muralist, Jane Richardson-Mack will be on display. Meet the artist and hear the stories behind her art. Wine and cheese will be served. 3-5pm. Free. Bradley Real Estate, 55 Broadway, Fairfax. 302-2605. 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.

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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.

Through 08/04: Marin Society of Artists â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open Fine Arts Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Juried mixed-media exhibition open to MSA members and nonmembers. 11am-4pm. No charge. MSA Open Fine Arts, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., (Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross. 454-9561.

Through 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. Through 08/06:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Outsidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Plein-air painting exhibition. 10am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. Through 08/12: July Exhibtions Works by Don Ed Hardy; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trees Dreaming,â&#x20AC;? Una Hayes Ingram; Anna Case-Hofmeister, photography. 1-4pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330.

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. or

Through 08/22:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Duende: Junkyard Melodiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Solo exhibition of new paintings and mixedmedia assemblages by Marin County artist Tim Weldon. 11am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454.

Talks/Lectures 07/20: Emotional Currency Book Talk Dr. Levinson, psychotherapist, will discuss her book about giving people tools to understand and

challenge their psychological relationships with money. Noon-1pm. Free. Marin Civic Center Board of Supervisors Room 330, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. 473-6058. 07/21: The Handcrafts of Laos Slide presentation about the traditional arts and crafts of the ethnic minorities of Laos, demonstrations of Yao Mien embroidery and a trunk show/sale of Laotian craft with our guests from Luang Prabang. Noon-4pm. Free. FolkArt Gallery, 1321 4th St., San Rafael. 925-9096. 07/23: Explore the Summer Sky Explore the summer night sky with California Academy of Sciences Astronomer Big Quock. 7:30-8:30pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. 07/25: GMO Symposium- Label GMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifty countries, including China, label their GMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Why not us? Interactive tables with speakers and local community groups followed by a panel discussion and live music from Maria Muldaur. Guests include: Claire Cummings, Jeffrey Smith, Pamm Larry, Maria Muldaur and moderator, Robin Carpenter. 6:309:30pm. $10-$20 donation at the door. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. 454-2874. 07/26: Climate Change and Gray Whales Dr. Jonathan Stern presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climate Change and Gray Whalesâ&#x20AC;? Climate change can occur naturally as well as driven by human activities. The impacts of climate change on Gray Whales will be discussed. 7pm. $5 suggested donation goes toward Educational Research Grant Competition. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 937-0641.

Readings 07/20: Don Winslow Winslow discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kings of Cool.â&#x20AC;? In this prequel to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Savages,â&#x20AC;? Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. 7:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/21: Karin Slaughter The murder mystery author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Criminal.â&#x20AC;? 6:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/23: Anne Mendel Mendel discusses her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Etiquette for an Apocalypse.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/24: Heather Barbieri The author discusses her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cottage at Glass Beach.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/25: Nancy Mullane Mullane presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life After Murder.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/26: Jack Gibson Co-sponsored by the Marin Municipal Water District. Gibson presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Municipal Water District,â&#x20AC;? a pictorial history of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved 22,000 acre watershed. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/26: Zoe Ferraris The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingdom of Strangers.â&#x20AC;? In one of the most closed cultures for women in the world, Ferraris weaves a tale of psychological suspense around an elusive serial killer. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 07/27: Lawrence Baldassaro Baldassaro discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events 07/20:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Promiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; On a trip to Israel, an 18-year-old woman tries to fulfill a promise her grandfather made as a British soldier in Mandate Palestine after World War II. Free. First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road., San Anselmo.

07/20: Film Night in the Park:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Steve Prefontaine Documentaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Prefontaine was an American long-distance runner before his tragic death at age 24. Film selection to be announced. 8pm. Free. Donations appreciated. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756.

07/21: Film Night in the Park:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; The Help â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; A young white woman living in the Civil Rights era befriends two African American maids and writes a book about the racism they face at work. 8pm. Free. Donations appreciated. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756.

07/23: Monday Movie:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Madiba: Life and Times of Nelson Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (2004). Behind the romantic hero myth, Mandela talks of his life--his love of children, his painful marriage, the effects of Apartheid, facing the death sentence and surviving prison. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext 203.

Community Events (Misc.) 07/21: 8th Annual Mill Valley Senior Club Sponsored Flea Market Outdoor vendor space is still available for $35 per space. 9am-3pm. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370.

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Don’t miss the only opportunity to see two of the most popular Next Generation episodes, Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” on the big screen. This special event will also include exclusive looks at the massive restoration of season one, never-before-seen interviews with the original cast members and behind-the-scenes looks at the artists who created the original FX elements and photography during the making of the show.

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family-friendly walk with WildCare naturalist in Fairfax’s Deer Park in search of insects, flowers, trees and more. 10am-noon. Free. Deer Park, end, Porteus Ave., Fairfax. 453-1000, ext.17.

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(goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael. 07/26: Having Fun in the Delta Have you ever thought about all the things there are to do in the Delta? Come find out some fun and interesting adventures you and your family can have by exploring this hidden gem with Ranger Bill. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. 07/27: 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. Fridays: Senior Yoga with Kelly Enjoy an hour of yoga.Gain and maintain balance, strength and flexibility of both body and mind. Previous experience not necessary. Modification poses available. Bring water and a mat if you have. 3-4pm. $3 per class. Whistlestop Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. Wednesdays: The Elders’ Circle This group uses the Principals of Attitudinal Healing to face such problems as aging, relationships, loneliness, and illness. Facilitated by trained volunteers. 10-11:30am. Free, donations welcome. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 457-1000.

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.

07/25: Wednesdays on Stage: Kalaikoil Traditional Indian Dance Young dancers in colorful costumes present classical Indian stories through music and movement. 3:30-3:30pm. Free. Amphitheater, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x 106.

07/26: Between the Pages: Book Club for Grades 6-8 Summer book club for youth in grades 6-8. With snacks and a discussion of “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman. Registration is required. The first ten to sign up get a free copy of the book. 2:303:30pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3322.

old south. Call to register for a post-performance hands-on workshop. 2:30-3:15pm. Free. Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 106.

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 07/20: Summer Cycling Series Ride 3: Burdell by Bike We’ll start early evening at the end of San Andreas Dr and ride the perimeter fire roads, touring most of this large preserve. This is for intermediate to advanced riders; there are steep climbs. 5:30-7:30pm. Free, bring bike,water, equipment. Mount Burdell Preserve, Meet end of San Andreas Drive, Novato. 473-6387.

07/21-07/22: 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.

07/21: Farallones: Canopy to Open Sea Hike Naturalist led 4.5 mile walk along coastal hills, valleys and old growth Muir Woods, adjacent to the Farallones Marine Sanctuary. Watch a flower dissection. 10am-3pm. $15. Muir Woods, Mill Valley. 561-6622 ext. 232. 07/21: Habitat Restoration Come help us restabilize a bank on San Geronimo Creek by removing invasive blackberries and English Ivy and planting native riparian plants. Meet at Lagunitas School District parking lot 9am-2pm. Free. 945-1129. 07/21: Roy’s Redwoods Ramble Start the day listening and looking for young Wilson’s Warblers and Spotted Towhees, then stroll through the cool forest keeping an eye out for late blooming flowers. Adults, no dogs. 10am-2pm. Free. Roy’s Redwoods, Nicasio Valley Road. 893-9520.

Benefits/Gala Events 07/21: Paw Prints A dog walk-a-thon to benefit the Marin Humane Society. Scenic route along Bay wetlands. Giveaways, raffle prizes, local vendors, demos and more. 8am-noon. $25. McInnis Park, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 506-6208.

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.

Nonprofits/Volunteers 07/21: Women On Wheels Gearing and hills clinic. 10am-noon. $35 for Public, $30 for members Fairfax. 456-3469 x8#. <

07/26: Nature for Kids: Creek Critters at Cascade Canyon Focus on the insects and other living things that live in creeks. This creek should be a great place to find a lot of interesting creatures. We request no animals on this adventure. 10am-1pm. Free. Cascade Canyon, Gate at end of Cascade Drive, Fairfax. 893-9508. 07/26: Sean’s Shadows Puppet Show “The Magic Measuring Cup,” a shadowy story from the

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You deserve a little fun, don’t you think? Ready, set, here it comes. Thursday and Friday bring an always entertaining Leo Moon, urging you to find the biggest party around and make an appearance. Saturday’s link between unconventional Uranus in your sign and free-spirited Jupiter gives your inner rebel permission to walk on the wild side. On Sunday, the playful Sun begins his one-month stay in your creativity house. Get out the guitar, the clay, the camera and the finger paints. You lose interest fast... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) You begin the weekend doing your best to understand and sympathize with family, even the most annoying relative. So, if it’s your turn to host a clan get-together, do it on Friday. By Sunday, you start to resent familial demands and begin to question whether your connections are karmic in nature or simply biological. As your ruler (Venus) remains in the inquisitive sign of Gemini for two more weeks, these and other questions will continue to intrigue you... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Yes, Mercury (your ruler) is moving backwards and he delights in tripping you up with missed appointments and unreliable communication. However, the pleasure of having hedonistic Venus in your sign playing nicely with sexy Mars in your romance house should more than make up for this. So, when you discover that you’ve ended up on the wrong street at the wrong time for a business conference, cancel that meeting and plan a rendezvous with your sweetie instead. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) These last few days of your zodiac celebration are an exciting final stretch. On Thursday, your ruler (the Moon) links up with lucky Jupiter and spontaneous Uranus, promising happy serendipitous experiences. Friday brings pleasure via Venus and security via Saturn. Saturday offers enhanced intuition and the possibility of a sudden career opportunity. On Sunday, the spotlighting Sun departs your sign to enter the fameloving sign of Leo. Well, surely by now, you can use a rest... LEO (July 22 - Aug. 22) The Moon in your sign Thursday and Friday is perfect for indulging in a bit of lunacy. With Mercury the trickster moving retrograde, why even try to stick to your usual routine, when nothing goes as planned anyway? The big fanfare begins Sunday when the glamorous Sun (your ruler) enters Leo. It’s officially the start of your new year. Feel free to dress up, drink expensive champagne and lie about your age—unless you’re under 21, of course. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 21) Your ruler (clever Mercury) is moving in reverse, providing a different perspective on life. Yes, it may be causing strange dreams, but it should also be boosting your imagination. Those with artistic goals are encouraged to let your visions expand to new arenas. In fact, from Sunday through Wednesday, brilliant ideas come from all directions—the past, the present and the future. Explore them all. LIBRA (Sept. 22 - Oct. 22) OK, I won’t kid you. Difficult long-term planetary transits continue impacting your chart. Fortunately, these take a backseat this week to the positive energies provided by other celestial powers. Via your ruler (pleasurable Venus), you are experiencing the happy optimism of Jupiter, the spicy sexiness of Mars and the down-to-earth drive of Saturn. You just have to accept that (sometimes) the grass is greener on your side of the fence. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) This is your time to make progress—not in your professional life, but in your mystical life. Even the most pragmatic of you understand that you have a strong connection to the dimension beyond mundane reality. Take this opportunity to delve fully into this innate skill. You don’t have to proclaim that you are psychic to tap into the collective unconscious. You simply have to open the doors of perception. You’ve already got the key. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20) You have the travel bug Thursday and Friday. Feel free to start scouring maps for your next destination. Although, if you make plans to leave before Aug. 9, you can expect Mercury retrograde to throw a few obstacles into the mix. Meanwhile, the romantic Sun moves into the dramatic sign of Leo on Sunday. If you want to tell the world about your latest and greatest infatuation, go right ahead—assuming neither you nor your heart’s desire is already involved... CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18) You only have to make it through Saturday and you should start to feel some relief. Yes, powerful Pluto and rebellious Uranus continue to apply pressure, but at least the demanding Sun eases off. Meanwhile, career goals consume your time as you believe what-you-do defines who-you-are. Ultimately, you will realize that this operates in reverse. Once you know who you are, what you do will fall into place. What? Too New Age-y for you? AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17) With Mercury moving retrograde in your relationship house, it is unlikely that communication between you and your sweetie is making total sense. Fortunately, you are not as likely to make a big deal over this as you were last week. The continued presence of expansive Jupiter and artistic Venus in the creative sector of your chart is a reminder to keep expressing your talents—even if your sweetie doesn’t understand... PISCES (Feb. 18 - March 19) Disclaimer: If I really knew how to win the lottery with astrology, I would already be rich. That said, there are certain planets that have a tendency to surprise you with a lucky experience. It just so happens that these two planets are in the right place to bestow you with riches on Saturday. Reminder: Riches come in many forms, including love, sunshine, moonlight and really delicious roadside tacos from a stand. 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1. Garlic 2. Discus 3. Michelangelo, painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 4. Flag 5. Bras, draft cards (from the Military Selective Service) 6. Griffon vulture 7a. Cats, London’s West End 7b. West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet 7c. The Book of Mormon, by Trey Parker, Matt Stone (best known for creating South Park) and Robert Lopez 8. In the 19th century, 19 presidents—through Eisenhower—were born 9. 1843, Alexander Bain received a British patent for “improvements in... electric currents and... in electric printing and signal telegraphs.” 10a. Miller Lite 10b. BMW 10c. General Electric BONUS ANSWER: Australia and England (Australia won by 45 runs)

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129808 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CREATIVE METAL, 2170 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: LUIGI R PETRIGH-DOVE, 19 1ST ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 27, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129785 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PM COHEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 23 CHESTNUT AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PAUL M COHEN, 23 CHESTNUT 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 June 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129622 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AZAR’S BARBEQUE & KABOB PLACE, 401 IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BEHROUZ AZARVAND, 26 OCEANO PL., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on June 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129815 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HAUTE SAUCY COUTURE LIFESTYLE BOUTIQUE, 595 BRIDGEWAY #4, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: CASSAUNDRA ROSE CAMPBELL, 1259-A LENDRUM CT., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129. 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 June 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129819 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WISTERIA SALON, 747 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: PHUONGLIEN NGUYEN, 2583 20TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116; TUYET VAN JACKSON, 14 VALENCIA AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129826 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as 212 DEL CASA, 212 DEL CASA, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: CHARLES D. FABER, 215 REWARD ST., NEVADA CITY, CA 95959; CORRAINE M GERVAIS, 215 REWARD ST., NEVADA CITY, CA 95959; CAROLYN LEWIS, 1451 CRESPI, PACIFICA, CA 94044; CARRY LEWIS, 1451 CRESPI, PACIFICA, CA 94044. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129784 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RPM MOTORS, 23 LISBON ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FERNANDO GARCIA, 211 UNION 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 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129827 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EMBODIED WELLNESS, 73 GREGORY DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: SILKE GREINER, 73 GREGORY DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County

on June 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129888 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUBBLE AND SQUEAKS, 29 MEADOW WAY, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: TRACY L. PARIS, 29 MEADOW WAY, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. 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 July 9, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129820 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CALISTA CREATIONS, 737 VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: DONNA M. RIGHETTI, 737 VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904; LORENE ANNE RIGHETTI, 2705 SUMMIT DR., BURLINGAME, CA 94010. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 28, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129624 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CROSSFIT TERRA LINDA, 169 PAUL DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94949: TERRA LINDA STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING, 169 PAUL DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94949. 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 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129821 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as OAK STREET SOUND, 155 ANDERSEN DR. SUITE 2201, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHRISTOPHER M. MURPHY, 155 ANDERSEN DR. SUITE 2201, 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 June 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129831 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDPOST JEWELERS, 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945: SINGERMAN ENT., 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129833 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as AWAN INDAH PRESS, 7 LISA CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: SHERMAN W. HOOL, 7 LISA CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129895 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PHOENIX PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA, 62 TRINITY DR., NOVATO, CA 94947: PAUL ANTHONY GONSALVES, 62 TRINITY 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 July 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 10, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129935 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PAK MAIL #148, 454 LAS GALLINAS AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: BAASURI CORPORATION, 454 LAS GALLINAS AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. 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 July 13, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129932 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CREATION ANALYTICS, 25 PLUM TREE LN. #10, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: RICHARD A. FIERO, 25 PLUM TREE LN. #10, 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 January 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 13, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129674 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TERRA LINDA 76 & PRO-CARWASH, 921 DEL PRESIDIO BLVD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: PARMINDER SINGH GREWAL, 818 ESTANCIA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on June 12, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129883 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WARREN LAW GROUP PC, 63 EL PAVO REAL CIRCLE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: WARREN LAW GROUP PC, 63 EL PAVO REAL CIRCLE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 9, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129924 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALL SEASONS TREE CARE, 337 WOODHAVEN DR., VACAVILLE, CA 95687: URIEL BARRON, 337 WOODHAVEN DR., VACAVILLE, CA 95687. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 12, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 12, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 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 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304383 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): GLAMOROUS NAILS & SPA II, 747 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. Filed in Marin County on: February 15, 2012. Under File No: 128832. Registrantâ ™s Name(s):GLAMOROUS NAILS & SPA INC., 1127 REDWOOD BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94947. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on June 28, 2012. (Pacific Sun: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304384 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Fictitious Business name(s): VALENTINO, 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945. Filed in Marin County on: January 6, 2005. Under File No: 104384. Registrantâ ™s Name(s): MARK SINGERMAN, 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on June 29, 2012. (Pacific Sun: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1203236. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JASYMIN MARIE SOLDATOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JASYMIN MARIE SOLDATOS to JASMYN MARIE SOLDATOS. 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: September 10, 2012, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 16, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012)

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If your wife says another man’s name while making love, what does that mean? It was her ex’s name—my stepson’s dad. She apologized, saying it was only because she remembered needing to call him about problems their son’s having at school. Although I don’t think she’s cheating, I can’t say I believe her excuse, as she compares me negatively with previous men in her life. Had I blurted out another woman’s name, she never would’ve forgiven me. She has lots of anger and a very suspicious nature. She goes through my phone and constantly checks up on me. I know she’s had men cheat on her, but I’ve given her no reason to doubt me. Her response when I try to have a healthy discussion about this or anything is either “whatever” or calling me names and starting a full-blown argument, then suggesting we shouldn’t be together. That’s the last thing I want for our kids.—Upset


There you are, trying your best to give your wife an orgasmatastical time in bed, and not only does she belt out another man’s name, she decides to get a head start on her to-do list. (Apparently, what you thought was her sex face is also her “Did I schedule that parent-teacher conference?” face.) Chances are, your wife’s explanation, that this was just a brain burp, is the truth. And people’s minds do wander during sex—especially when it’s not exactly their first time with a particular partner. They just don’t usually let on that they’re talking dirty but staring up at the crown molding and resisting the impulse to reach for the telescoping feather duster. Although every relationship gives rise to wounds, slights and things you wish you could unhear, how you respond depends largely on what your “base” is— personally and as a couple. If you’re emotionally secure and your relationship is loving, you can shrug off a whole lot—maybe even tease your wife about her sexual faux pas by yelling out your own name in bed or moaning your to-do list: “Ohhh...when you do that to me, it makes me think about calling to change our health insurance to a PPO.” When you get married, it isn’t just to a woman and all her annoying in-laws; you also marry all her unresolved issues. Your wife’s insecurity makes her feel vulnerable, but instead of expressing her fears and giving you the chance to allay them, she takes the emotionally “safe” way out—attacking you. Her motto: “Don’t go to bed mad. Stay up and scream about what a worthless worm your husband is.” Tell your wife that you need to remake your marriage to save it—because you love her and for your kids’ sake. Because she fights dirty and you seem unable to stand up to her, you should bring in a therapist as a referee. What you can do yourselves is make a pact to never treat each other like you’ve forgotten you love each other. For backup, the way couples have a “safe word” in sex, you can agree to call “Empathy!” if the poo-flinging gets out of hand—your signal to stop and call up some compassion for what the other person must be feeling. It won’t teleport you into instant maturity. But, because it’s really hard to be a hugger and a hater at the same time, it should remind you that “till death do us part” is supposed to be a really romantic promise, not a battle cry.


My wife of five years wants us to go to couples counseling. We’ve been fighting a lot these past two years, but I don’t think that’s reason to talk to some stranger about our issues. We love each other. Shouldn’t that be enough for us to work through things together?—Do-It-Yourself-er


Is this also your approach to a broken leg? “Who needs some stranger with a medical degree? Lemme see what I got in the garage.” Or when your house is burning down: “I see no reason to invite some stranger from the fire department into my life.” Love might be the answer to some things, like who to get chocolate for on Valentine’s Day, but it doesn’t make you a great communicator. When you aren’t getting through to each other on your own, the wise (and courageous) thing to do is seek help. This does require letting go of the need to be right and overcoming qualms about being judged. But, exposing what isn’t working is your best shot at fixing things...much as you’d probably rather stamp your feet and insist, “Everything I need to know about being married I learned in kindergarten!” (Apparently, “Don’t eat paste” is a little-known cure for everything from financial woes to erectile dysfunction.) < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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SEA BASS FILLETS Wild Caught Corvina – Previously Frozen. Coat with Olive Oil, Season then Bake 15-20 m ins at 400º. Serve with Steamed Rice and Baby Bok Choy.






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