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›› LETTERS Spandex appendix Rick Polito’s field guide to cyclists [“The En-cycle-pedia Marinica,” July 6] was amusing, but incomplete. The rarest breed are those that actually stop at red, octagonal signs. Salmon (coined by “thebikesnobnyc”) are bicyclists who serenely ride against traffic, endangering both themselves and other cyclists with their wrong-way habits. Sidewalk Surfers persist in riding on sidewalks long after childhood, threatening pedestrians, pets and plate glass windows. This species is common in Fairfax, where they spurn adjacent bike lanes. Motorist species are far more deadly and annoying to pedestrians than cyclists, but it’s Share the Road, not the sidewalks. Stephen Simac, Stinson Beach

For the record, our design staff happens to be all female... Timely article, and glad that Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s film is getting the message out [“You’ve Come a Short Way, Baby,” June 13]. But it was not lost on me, that Pacific Sun layout staff put an advertisement for a laser surgery center right next to the article. The woman in the ad is touching her face...with that worried look... “Oh no, I am losing my looks, myself.” Laurie Riebeling, Mill Valley

State parks’ll round us up into camps, force feed us s’mores! The state parks were probably “hiding” the money [“State Parks Finds $54 million Under Cushion,” July 20] so the taxpaying sheep might vote “yes” to pay more sales tax

to “keep the parks open.” The more money the government gets, the bigger it grows, the more powerful it becomes and at the end of the day we’ll all be helpless to Big Brother’s

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Scandal: State parks finds $54 million in its pocket Remember all that hullabaloo about closing all the state parks? “Nevermind,” say state-park officials Read the full story here ... What’s the best park in Marin?Grandkids are in town this weekend... need to do something fun. Was thinking oif parks. What’s the best park in Marin? Agenda 21 > Cities 21 > Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax stainability is human footprint reduction. Leave no trace or pay a price. MTC and ABAG are moving consistently toward a Vehicle Miles Traveled VMT tax in the Bay Area. (Me...

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hold over us. I vote a resounding “no” on everything that will cost me money, or help them grow. Anyone who thinks the word “greedy” only belongs to landlords and big business needs to do a double-take and look at government. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

Or, they can just swing by your house—can you be ready by 8am? I’d like to see the SMART train have two trains. I live in Santa Rosa and I’d like to see the SMART train go from Cloverdale to Larkspur and then another train go from Cloverdale to Fairfield and have a stop in Sonoma and a stop in Napa since there are no public transportation buses that can interlink from Napa to Fairfield. Sharon, Santa Rosa

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Uh-oh, PG&E officials gonna need big raise to pay for all this...

Thank you for finally writing and publishing an article about the mortgage crisis in Marin and elsewhere in the USA [“Mortgage Crisis ‘Settling’ Down?” July 6]. As a resident of Marin County for more than 30 years, and someone who lost his home to foreclosure because of banking and real estate industry shenanigans (so aptly described in the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job)—All I can say is, your newspaper addressing this problem at this time is long overdue. What is amazing to me, is that within the top echelons of government and the banking industry, where people who are, without a doubt, guilty of criminal activity, not one person has been indicted, and most likely they never will be. In my own case—I am a 72-year-old man who placed trust with a Marin County broker, who proceeded to falsify my income as well as the value of my property in order to qualify me for a re-finance that I never should have gotten into. This was at a critical time in 2008, when all the signs of the coming crisis were apparent (to many in the banking and real estate industry). I suggest that if the mortgage broker had real integrity, I should have been advised to sell my property instead of getting into a new mortgage that was doomed to end in foreclosure and great personal loss for me. In fact, I spent significant additional funds to take this case to Marin Superior Court, against the mortgage company and the broker. Our case was strong, and a preliminary “summary judgement” was ruled in our favor by Judge Lynn Duryee. However, two days later, much to our astonishment, Judge Duryee completely reversed her decision, and all was lost. We were totally shocked and dismayed by this turn of events, and can only wonder if some funny business went on behind the scenes that we know nothing about. I suggest that justice is simply not happening with respect to the mortgage crisis altogether because the legal system itself is not performing their role as a protector of the people, but acting more to protect those within the power structure who caused this monumental problem in the first place.

So PG&E wants to raise our rates to repair old pipelines and for ordinary day-to-day operations [“A Clean Break,” July 13]. Didn’t they already do this and pocket the money? Instead of working on their infrastructure the money went to huge salaries and bonuses as evidenced by the San Bruno pipeline explosion. When is enough, enough? We should all be writing to the CPUC demanding that future costs for PG&E’s upgrades, repairs and maintenance come from upper management and shareholders’ exorbitant salaries.

Robert Bishop, San Rafael

Lynne Morin, Corte Madera

Hopefully, we’re spending it on lifetime supply of qabili palao Can anyone tell me why we are still spending over $2 billion a week in Afghanistan, when cities are going bankrupt, teachers are being laid off, state parks are closing, and we are cutting services to the poor and handicapped? Brian Donohue, Mill Valley

2,000 light years from home, indeed...

Maybe Picard can talk him out of that late-’80s mullet.

Here’s one for That TV Guy! “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” April 20, 1988: Captain Picard stumbles onto the body of Mick Jagger, and Dr. Crusher attempts to revive him for the ship’s party Saturday night. NBC. 8pm. Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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eacting to passage of a congressional transportation bill that slashes money for successful alternative transportation programs, California bike and pedestrian advocates are optimistic the state can stabilize funding here. But advocates in other states may face a bumpy road. Federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs was sacrificed in the political maneuvering that led to passage of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), the two-year federal transportation bill that takes effect in October. Congressional Republicans did little to hide their dislike of alternative transportation during the legislative process. Even though alternative programs count for less than 2 percent of the federal transportation budget, Republicans set their sights on eliminating some or all of the alternative programs related to bicycle and pedestrian travel, holding these programs hostage in their efforts to force approval of the Keystone Pipeline and the promotion of coal. In March, the Senate passed its version of MAP-21. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., played a lead role in keeping support for nonmotorized transportation funds in the bill. House leadership pushed a version of the transportation bill that would have severely crippled public transportation funding as well as support for bicycle and pedestrian transporta-

tion. But the leadership failed to gain enough Republican support for its version of the bill. What resulted from the battle in the House and the deliberations between the House and the Senate is MAP-21, which is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on one’s perspective. The good, at least in the eyes of environmental advocates, is the excision of support for the Keystone Pipeline and coal in the current bill; the bad is that it came at the price of sacrificing the standing of alternative transportation. Under the old transportation bill, three programs, Safe Routes to School, Transportation Enhancements and the Recreational Trails program received dedicated funding. MAP-21 eliminates their dedicated status and puts them into the same funding pot, along with some other programs, which include environmental mitigation projects, some former scenic byways projects like turnouts and other roadway projects. Now they are all lumped together in the pot and called Transportation Alternatives—and federal funding gets cut for them. “It was hard-core politics,” says Deb Hubsmith, director of Safe Routes to School National Partnership. She helped launch Safe Routes in Marin in 2000 as a local program. Since then, it’s gone national amid acclaim and awards for its success in improving 8 > bicycle and pedestrian safety for

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Questions rise over Levine income statement Marc Levine wants to make something clear: He has a job. And that job these days is as a San Rafael City Councilman—and preparing for the November runoff election against incumbent Michael Allen for the District 10 Assembly seat. “The campaign takes up a lot of time on top of my council duties,” Levine says.“This is a financial sacrifice, but one that I choose and have not regretted one bit. I’m committed to public service.” Levine found himself on the resume-defensive this month when questions arose about his reported sources of income on his candidate filing statements. Not only was Levine reprimanded by the state Fair Political Practices Commission over failing to disclose his wife’s income as required (she’s an administrator at a private school in San Rafael), but critics of the 37-year-old candidate question why he instead listed positions for which he has received no income. San Rafael resident Jonathan Frieman—a dogged Levine watchdog, sort of a Javert figure to the councilman—filed the complaint with the FPPC over the candidate’s Statement of Economic Interests, but is also raising questions about some lofty titles on Levine’s statement. Those include “head of business development strategy” for Walnut Creek-based Beyond Lucid Technologies and “executive director” of a Sri Lanka tsunami relief nonprofit called ABDF.org—neither of which has paid Levine for his work. The tsunami-relief organization is, apparently, staffed entirely by volunteers; meanwhile Levine says he’ll be paid for his 2011 work at Lucid Technologies later this year. Levine’s funky income report has opened him up to letters-to-the-editor-page jabs referring to him as “the unemployed candidate,” and such. Levine says he expects his opponent in the Assembly race, Michael Allen, will “try to blow this issue out of proportion.” Levine, himself, has played up an ethics-violation fine levied against then-Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner Allen a few years ago by the FPPC over a conflict of interest. “Having anything to try to pretend to even the score is likely a priority for the Allen camp,” Levine says about his own FPPC scolding. Frieman, however, says that Levine’s false filing statements show a “pattern of duplicitous behavior in action.” Supes move ahead with parks sales-tax initiative County officials are keeping the campfires burning on a proposed November ballot measure that would levy a quarter-cent sales tax on Marinites to fund county parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. The fate of the initiative was in doubt last week when news broke about the state parks’ $54 million in hidden assets (see below), but planned funding in the proposal for China Camp and Olompali state parks was dropped in an effort to distance the county parks’ needs from the state scandal. A quarter-cent sales tax would bring in about $10 million in annual revenue—20 percent of that would go toward the purchase of agricultural easements (to curb farmland subdivision); 15 percent toward city park and recreation departments; and 65 percent to the county parks department. According to a Godbe Consultants’ poll of 606 likely voters conducted prior to the state parks scandal, 67.5 percent of Marinites would support a quarter-cent sales tax to fund county parks and open space—enough to pass the required 66.7 percent majority needed for tax measures. It remains to be seen what effect, if any, the state parks scandal would have on those numbers. But the mess in Sacramento moved Sonoma County officials this week 8 > to ditch plans for a park-funding quarter-cent sales-tax measure of their own—

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1. Pictured, left: This Gothic revival house, built in 1879 as a gate and guest house for a nearby mansion, was donated in 1905 to the city of San Rafael by what prominent San Rafael family? (Since 1959 it’s been the home of the Marin History Museum, at Mission Avenue and B Street.) 2. What form of poetry is named after an Irish city? 3. Translate these common Latin phrases into English: 3a. Per cent 3b. Et cetera (etc.) 3c. In vitro 4. To defuse the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Russia agreed to remove its missiles (threatening the U.S.) from Cuba, as long as the U.S. offered to remove missiles (threatening the Soviets) from what country? 5. Here are some sports movies, but what sports? 5a. 1992 Mighty Ducks 5b. 2004 Million Dollar Baby 5c. 1981 Chariots of Fire 5d. 2012 Crooked Arrows 6. Give a two-word name for the science primarily focused on the most elementary building blocks of life. 7. Riding a ski lift in 1974, John Denver composed in 10 minutes what song that he named for his wife? 8. When the young United States conducted its first census in 1790, which state had the largest population: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania or Virginia? 9. Pictured, right: Identify these profes9 sional sports venues in Oakland (one with three names) that begin with “O.” 10. What is the fifth largest planet in our solar system?

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WIs Marin losing its idyllic charm to idiot criminals? Last week, it was a Marin City cell phone snatcher. This week, in Novato, we have one man allegedly assaulting another man. Another drunken fistfight? Not this time. The Novato Police allege that Sender Catzim, 28, used a machete to cut his alleged victim— allegedly. (I wonder if he bought it on the Internet.) Apparently, a machete isn’t the only weapon in his arsenal, as reports indicate that Novato officers also found nunchucks in Catzim’s possession. (I wonder if he bought those on the Internet.) Machetes and nunchucks have no place on the streets of Marin, even when the weapons are available for purchase with a few keystrokes. Marin, let’s have zero tolerance for these Zeros.—Nikki Silverstein

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amantha Gayner first saw it scribbled in her notebook: a wavy line with six dots. “I drew the line and dots and thought, ‘That’s actually a really interesting design,’ and I was thinking about what it means to me,” Gayner said. “And one day, I decided, ‘I need that.’” Once a doodle on a notebook page, she now wears the design as a tattoo on her ankle, a reminder of both the consistent and inconsistent aspects of her life. Gayner, who grew up in Larkspur and is now a senior at Sarah Lawrence College in downstate New York, describes the tattoo as a symbol of her life as a journey. The undulating line represents the ups and downs in life. The six dots, constants in her life, remain grounded throughout the highs and lows: herself, family, impact (she is influenced by past events, people), life, music and uncertainty (the future is unknown, but pushes her forward). She got her first tattoo in September 2010, a decision she didn’t always consider. After pondering it for a while, Gayner found herself at Whatever Tattoo, a place she’d been before to get her cartilage pierced, haggling the price of a tattoo from $80 down to $60. In about 45 minutes, after a light pain she described as a “cat constantly scratching at you,” she exited the New York parlor with the ink. Over a year later, it wasn’t walking out of, but rather into a stamp shop in Russell Square that triggered the inspira-

tion for her second tattoo. A stamp with four leaves stood out and brought to the surface what a leaf symbolized to her. She was drawn specifically to a maple leaf ’s shape and design, due to the veins that run through it, almost as if it were alive. “I feel like nature is alive, I know that sounds philosophical,” she said and smiled. “But, I really believe that nature is a living thing...I feel that I am very connected to nature.” Gayner, a vegan, is fascinated by how the earth naturally dies and comes back together through the change of the seasons. Thus, it’s represented in the green and brown coloring in the small maple leaf near the top of her right rib cage. After nearly two hours in Camden Lock Tattoo, she got the tattoo that also shows the transformation she went through in London—of self-discovery and what was important to her—at the price of around 160 English pounds (nearly $300). For Gayner, both tattoos were worth it because of their important, even related, meanings. Although a form of expression and self-proclaimed “great conversation starter,” she likes their strategic placement; one doesn’t automatically notice them, a precaution just in case potential employers may not like them. “It’s a great way to relate to other people, even though mine are hidden so well,” Gayner said. < If you’d like to show off your tattoo, call me at 415/485-6700 ext. 304 or email cbidwill@embarcaderopublishing.com. JULY 27 - AUGUST 2, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 7


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Bernice Baeza, 1943-2012 Lark Theater director Bernice Capozzi-Baeza died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer, according to sources at the Lark. She was 69. According to a post on the Lark’s Facebook page, she died peacefully with her family beside her. Baeza had been absent from day-to-day operations at the Lark for several months, according to a source close to the theater, but her illness had been kept private among her family. Baeza’s legacy as a Marin movie presenter won’t fade out anytime soon. After helping to guide the Latino Film Festival when it was based at Dominican University in the early 2000s, Baeza next focused her sights on an even bigger triumph—saving the historic Lark Theater from impending demolition. The ‘30s-era art-deco movie house was in dilapidated condition in 2004 when Baeza, together with Heidi Hillenbrand and other volunteers, refurbished the single-screen facility and launched the Save the Lark campaign—which ultimately raised enough funds from more than 800 donors to purchase the building on behalf of what would become the Lark Theater Group nonprofit. More recently, Baeza has fronted the charge to purchase the Novato Theater from the city of Novato. Baeza’s fundraising group, the Novato Screen Savers, raised more than $800,000 in a little over a year’s time and bought the Grant Avenue single screen theater, shuttered since 1996, for $50,000. In a statement on behalf of the Lark Theater board of directors, Baeza is described as an “innovator” in finding creative ways to keep the single-screen theater alive in an age of multi-million multiplexes. “Her vision was that the Lark should be a ‘community cultural center’ providing entertainment for all ages,” said board members. Lark board president Tina McArthur says that details for a tribute to Baeza will be forthcoming. Symphony hoping new ED will bring music to Marin’s ears... The Marin Symphony is passing its behind-the-scenes baton to a new hand—as Jeff vom Saal has come on board this week as the orchestra’s new executive director. Vom Saal, 33, is coming off a five-year run as executive director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in Iowa. Vom Saal, a trumpet major in college, has also enjoyed stints leading symphonies in Minnesota and Massachusetts. The symphony’s previous executive director, Noralee Monestere, resigned in April after 12 years fronting the 61-year-old orchestra. Frances White, president of the Marin Symphony board of trustees, said vom Saal’s time at the Quad City orchestra “distinguished him as a strategic thinker” where he developed “new and larger audiences.” Like many community orchestras, one of the Marin Symphony’s biggest challenges is attracting new and younger audiences in an age of video games, MP3s and cheesy reality TV music contests. The symphony’s $1.4 million budget has depended heavily on donations in recent years. But expectations for vom Saal will no doubt include bringing in more dependable sources of revenue. According to Marin Symphony officials, when vom Saal was in Iowa he increased subscription and single-ticket sales each year and expanded the Quad City youth programs from two to four youth ensembles, as well as overseeing a “significant” growth in financial support from the community. Vom Saal, his wife, Robyn, and their two kids will make their home in Mill Valley. Vom Saal officially begins executive directing at the Marin Symphony on Aug. 6. Nine of 11 towns plug into Marin Clean Energy With last week’s decision by the Larkspur City Council to purchase the town’s energy through Marin Clean Energy’s “light green” program, that brings the count to nine of the county’s 11 municipalities, as well as the county itself, sticking with the community choice aggregator. The Corte Madera and Ross town councils voted earlier this month to purchase energy from MCE through the “light green” option. Corte Madera expected to spend more than $3,000 a year more for clean energy than it had previously with Pacific Gas and Electric, but a PG&E rate hike at the beginning of July likely brought that number into the $1,000 to $2,000 range. Ross originally expected to save $88 a year with clean energy; the PG&E hike will also bring that savings up. Two days before the new rate numbers were released, the Novato City Council voted to “opt out” of Marin Clean Energy under the belief they’d save $7,800 with PG&E’s so-called “brown” energy. But the rate hike cut that “brown” savings to a mere $1,000. The city of Sausalito, an early member of the Marin Energy Authority—with membership granting residents and businesses the choice of clean energy—voted in 2010 to continue purchasing the city’s energy through PG&E. State parks finds $54 million under cushion State parks officials have a mountain of explaining to do—as the park system reportedly had $54 million hidden in its coffers at the same time it was threatening to close down 70 parks due to lack of funds. California parks director Ruth Coleman resigned July 20 when news broke that the parks department had been underreporting tens of millions of dollars over the course of more than a decade. Following Coleman’s departure, acting deputy director Michael Harris was fired. 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school kids. The Centers for Disease Control recently recognized Safe Routes as an asset to schoolchildren and the wider community. “House Republicans were trying to force Sen. Boxer to add the Keystone Pipeline and provision for coal to the transportation bill,” says Hubsmith. “She stood strong and said no. But what ended up happening is that we became a casualty. We were the fallout of the hard-core politics.” Federal funding for the new Transportation Alternatives is $800 million a year— which may sound like a large number, but is a substantial cut from the $1.2 billion allocated in fiscal year 2011. All the programs and projects in the Transportation Alternatives must compete for that reduced funding. (In fiscal year 2011, the Safe Routes to School program alone received $202 million.) And competition for funds could get intense with an even more severe reduction of federal money, thanks to a provision of the bill that allows states to opt out of using half of the Transportation Alternatives money for transportation projects and instead, spending it at their discretion. If all states decide to slice off their half for other uses, that would leave only about $400 million for Transportation Alternatives. California, however, may be more protected from the new budget alignment than other states because it enacted legislation that set spending priorities for federal stimulus money. “We can still make things right for people bicycling and walking our state,” says Hubsmith. Using the same spending priorities strategy for the stimulus money, the state could set its own priorities for its 50 percent cut of the federal transportation money. (The other 50 percent will go to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), which will be responsible for distributing that portion to the Bay Area.) Because the new federal transportation bill takes effect Oct. 1, the Legislature needs to set funding priorities for its share of the federal transportation dollars by Aug. 31. Hubsmith and other alternative transportation advocates are working to persuade Caltrans to maintain current funding priorities for bicycle and pedestrian programs in its proposals to the Legislature, at least at proportional levels. That could lead to state legislation setting those priorities. In other words, if cutting needs to be done, make it proportional cutting, rather than the excision that congressional Republicans sought. If advocates can win their case at the state level for a proportional share of the state’s 50 percent of federal transportation funds, that money—along with a share of the funds MTC will distribute and funds from other sources—could mean Safe Routes and other bike and pedestrian programs would remain alive in the Bay Area. The money from MTC, however, will come with restrictions tied to Plan Bay Area, including an aim to focus funds onto Planned Development Areas, which could mean Marin would receive a relatively reduced chunk. “The bottom line is that there’s

going to be less of the money that went to projects like the Cal Park Hill Tunnel and the Lincoln Pathway and some of our other projects,” says Andy Peri, advocacy director at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. “We are actively engaged at the regional level to try to ensure that there is good Complete Streets policy coming from the transportation commission,” says Peri. Complete Streets is the state policy that calls for spending funds on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure along with work on roadways. “We want to make sure Complete Streets is strong, so when road money does come, it ends up benefiting cyclists and pedestrians.” With a legislative commitment to maintain bicycle and pedestrian programs, California could pave the way for other states. Marin already is in the forefront with a longstanding commitment to bicycle and pedestrian programs. And that commitment could be the county’s saving grace. “We’re not happy with the loss of specific program funding for Safe Routes on the federal level,” says Dianne Steinhauser, executive director of the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), “but we believe there’s still the opportunity for the state to recognize and dedicate funds to [about] the same level of funding. We’re going to work to try to convince the state to do that.” The loss of some federal transportation-bill funds could be recouped by qualifying projects for money from congestion management and air quality programs, for instance. Marin is insulated from cuts in alternative transportation funds because county voters approved Measure A in 2004. The measure raises the sales tax by a half-cent for 20 years to fund transportation improvements, including alternative transportation. In 2010, Marin voters also approved Measure B, which increased the vehicle registration fees by $10 to support transportation projects. TAM administers the Safe Routes program in Marin. “Our program mostly is funded by our transportation sales tax,” says Steinhauser. “Thank goodness for that.” Over a five-year period, she adds, “federal funds accounted for just 15 percent of the money that we have for Safe Routes.” The cut in federal money “is not good, but it’s not deadly.” That local money will continue to fund Safe Routes programs in the schools, crossing guards and teacher-student-parent projects. But the federal funds play a key role in capital projects. “We won’t be able to do as many,” says Steinhauser. “We’ve done about $17 million in capital projects over 10 years.” The federal money has averaged about $500,000 a year for the last five years. “We won’t have that anymore.” While the local sales-tax money helps insulate Marin from federal budget cuts, and a move in the Legislature that would reinforce Complete Streets and maintain dedication to alternative transportation would put the state in a relatively good position, considering the federal cuts, the same can’t be said for other regions. Jeff Miller is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Biking and Walking, based in


< 8 Newsgrams tion, and Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird says he has been told to conduct “a sweeping review” of the department’s management; the attorney general’s office will be conducting an investigation, as well, he said. Coleman reportedly has denied knowing anything about the shadow funds until, she says, it was revealed recently via an internal investigation by her staff in the wake of a Public Information Act request for financial disclosures by the Sacramento Bee. Gov. Brown’s belt-tightening plan to close 70 parks was said to save the state an estimated $22 million. The majority of those parks were spared closure as of the July 1 deadline thanks to community volunteers and private donations. Marin Assemblyman Jared Huffman has dedicated a large chunk of his last two years in the Assembly trying to find ways to keep Marin’s state parks open. On the morning of July 20, before the news of the scandal broke, the nonprofit group Friends of China Camp received an “early entry” permit to take over operations of the historic China Camp State Park. All these efforts, apparently, were largely unnecessary. In a statement, Huffman described himself as frustrated and shocked to learn the state parks officials had been “dishonest about their bottom line.” “As we’ve dealt with the parks funding crisis, I’ve repeatedly expressed my concern about the lack of transparency and the fortress mentality at State Parks,” said Huffman.“The only good news I can see from this scandal is that it will bring much-needed transparency, accountability and a serious ‘reset’ to an agency that desperately needs it.”

Rickey’s in Novato a ‘top grosser’ according to Forbes The economy is taking its toll on a lot of local restaurants—but one Novato hot spot is truly sizzling, according to Forbes.com. Rickey’s Restaurant and Bar in Novato. In fact, the steakhouse adjacent to Dollhouses, Trains and More at 250 Entrada Drive is the only Bay Area restaurant to make Forbes’ list of America’s “top grossing restaurants.” Rickey’s placed eighth thanks to its $18.7 million.

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Washington, D.C. “We’re concerned about the loss of dedicated funding for biking and walking, particularly the Safe Routes to School program. The good news is that we’re alive and able to continue to work to maximize that program. We remain hopeful that where there is wisdom on the part of decision makers appropriating this money, bicycling and walking will continue to get much deserved and needed funding.” The leeway this bill grants gives new meaning to states’ rights: In this case, it’s the right to ditch alternative transportation programs. “Unfortunately for states [and metropolitan planning organizations like MTC] that are still behind the times and chasing wrong solutions to [congestion and greenhouse gas reduction], it’s going to be a loss and a cost for all of us,” says Miller. He and his colleagues are expressing frustration that “wise and future-thinking policies” were a casualty of the political hardball that resulted in the MAP-21 transportation bill. It’s ironic that just a few weeks before Congress approved the bill and reduced funding for alterative transportation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized Safe Routes with the 21012 Game Changer Award. The recognition highlighted one of the program’s key goals: to create a paradigm shift regarding childhood obesity; the ultimate goal aims to spread that shift to the wider culture, fostering increased health and well-being through physical activity. Alternative transportation can have profoundly positive effects on neighborhoods as well as individuals—about a quarter of traffic congestion in Marin on school days comes from dropping off and picking up children at schools. Even with the success of Safe Routes, which now counts more than 23,500 Marin students in its programs, obesity remains a vexing problem, one that Safe Routes and alternative transportation advocates continue to address. A study conducted by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reported that in 2010 the childhood obesity rate in Marin was 24.9 percent. In San Rafael, 32.4 percent of children were considered obese, 31.7 percent in Novato. The average California childhood obesity rate was 38 percent. The long-term repercussions on health and health-care costs are obvious. Nationwide, Safe Routes programs are in 12,000 schools reaching 5 million children. The irony of congressional cuts despite proven results of Safe Routes and other alternative transportation programs that have promoted health among children as well as adults, have reduced vehicle congestion and diminished greenhouse gas emissions is not lost on Peri and other alternative transportation advocates. “It’s a blessing this is a two-year bill, not a four- or five-year bill,” he says. “The curse is that we will have to do it over again. The blessing is that we will have opportunities to reverse some of these moves that were made in the House.” <

The inauspicious Rickey’s is perhaps a surprise as Marin’s representative on the Forbes list—the restaurant humbly describes its offerings as “American comfort food for dinner and cocktails” on its website. Located at Inn Marin, Rickey’s plays up its “poolside dining” and live jazz on the weekend, and also caters to private parties and business groups. Forbes chalks it up to diners’ desire to take a dip after their French dip. “In the summer diners not only get live jazz with their dinner, they can also swim in Rickey’s pool,” says Forbes. Who knew?

Farm trek, the next generation... Two county agricultural agencies are teaming up to get young people back to the land. The Marin Agricultural Land Trust and Marin Organic announced a partnership last week to expand Farm Field Studies, a program that gets school kids down and dirty through trips to local farms. Farm Field Studies was launched a decade ago by multiple organizations and has been hosted by MALT the past few years. As part of the partnership, MALT will pass the pitchfork, so to speak, to Marin Organic, which will lead and manage the Farm Field Studies program as a part of its public education outreach about local and sustainable food systems. Providing experience-driven education opportunities to kids is already a key component of Marin Organic, which offers Farm Days and a Gleaning Program to kids. Stacey Smith, interim executive director at Marin Organic, says that with obesity and diabetes on the rise, it’s “critical” to teach kids about the origins of their food. “By connecting students to farms and farmers, we can help build awareness and inspire a preference for locally grown, nutritious food that benefits their health and the environment,” says Smith. Helping transition the program’s management to Marin Organic will be the Point Reyes Station-based agency’s interim director of education, Constance Washburn. Washburn was formerly the education director at MALT, and was part of the team that created the Farm Field Studies program.

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You tell Marin parents it’s highly unlikely that their kids are particularly special. Well you obviously haven’t met my kids, Madeline. Right, obviously. I was speaking last month at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where Katie Couric interviewed me. Just this week she sent me an email kidding around with me about how every kid is so special and somewhere in the middle of it she mentioned that her daughter went to Yale, and I said— see?—why does everyone have to pull out our big guns about our kids? Even Katie Couric is one of those moms! And people don’t mean it in the way that children really are special— which is they’re incredibly unique and blessings to us as parents. But there’s a bell curve around everything—around height, around IQ, athletic ability, whatever, there’s a bell curve. And over 80 percent of the people tend to fall right in the middle of the curve. It’s amazing how so many of the top 10 percent ended up in Marin. Nobody seems to think they’re the 10 percent on the bottom so they must be the 10 percent on the far right of the curve. It’s funny because it’s the most simple piece of science that we all learn—things are flattened at the ends and really fat with people in the middle. Typical Americans—oblivious to how fat they are in the middle. In Aspen I told a story from years and years ago when I was working at Brandeis [Hillel Day School]. I arranged to give a talk called “The Average Child”—and nobody came. Zero! Apparently there’s not a single average child in Marin County. Do parents try to convince you you’re wrong about their kid’s unspecialness? “But Madeline, my little Connor IS actually a gifted artistathlete-musician.” Of course they do. And we are in a county where there probably is some skewing of talent because there is a pretty high degree of heritability and intelligence—but not to the extent that people think. And so what you get is people saying, “Yeah, yeah but the teacher told me...” The teacher is only saying it so the parent will stop fishing for compliments about their kid. It reminds me of when my oldest son was at Redwood [High School]. They won the division in basketball. We all thought they were so talented— just beside ourselves that they were going on to the next level beyond the 10 PACIFIC SUN JULY 27 - AUGUST 2, 2012

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county. Well, the first team they played after they won the county was a team over in Richmond of all African-American kids who spent hours a day playing—the score was like 98 to 12 or something. It was a real reality check. Yeah, your kid may be special in some way in a smallll environment—but b that h doesn’t d ’ tellll you all that much about what happens when they go out into the bigger world. You mentioned “going on to the next level ”Kids’sports el.” Kids’ sports these days are all about “going on to the next level”—practice, practice, i practice i for f some highly hi hl unlikely future glory. It’s rarely,“let’s just have fun playing today.” This to me is kind of really tragic. There are so many things embedded in what you just said. There’s a reason why children have a childhood and it’s because there is a developmental sequence for kids. And if you follow that developmental sequence and have a loving, supportive consistent—by the way, non-interfering—household, g then kids turn out pretty well. But this notion that you can accelerate development—first of all it takes a lot of the fun out of childhood. The research on that is that play is such a critical part of childhood and that kids who play more have better social skills, have better academic skills, are better b tt adjusted. dj t d Kids Kid who h don’t d ’t gett to t play l end d up in jail...there’s l h ’ just a lot l off research h that says y playy itself is reallyy important. And kids have always played, even when we thought kids were little adults they still had d ll and d toys and d stuff ff like lik that. h dolls Even Victorian chimney sweeps played mumblety peg. The idea is that it’s such a dog-eat-dog world out there that if you can just accelerate your child’s development then they’ll have a leg up on everybody else. And great advantages. I’m fond of the Baby Einstein story, and all the claims that were made. The research, of course, from the University of Washington, is that Baby Einstein actually retards language acquisition by about 10 percent. And the company was sued over that? They were sued. They had to issue an apology and had to take the word “education” off and they had to offer a rebate—but I think the rebate was to buy more of their videos. Hard to believe watching a cloth inchworm puppet crawl along to the beat of Mozart’s Requiem didn’t turn our 1-yearolds into geniuses. But [the idea that] earlier is better, more is better—none of that’s true. On track is better. Same thing with academic preschools. Academic preschools say, “Give your kid a leg up because they’ll learn how to read at 4!” But the research is that kids who go to play-based preschools are, in a few years, ahead of kids who went to academic preschools. Some kids read at 4, but it makes absolutely no difference if they read at 4 or 5 or 6 or 7, which is when Finland starts school—and it’s considered the world’s exemplar of education.

is getting straight A’s.” And forestry. And I think that’s sort I heard recently tha that at of the tenor of what one school [in Silicon V Valhappens. ley] if a kid is not read reading at the end of kinderg kindergarIs it all for show? ten, they have to do reI can stand in line medial work during tthe summer. But it ma ak at Woodlands Market makes no difference—so w wh and overhear people why talk about how great are we behaving so out ou o of line with science? It’s It their kids are doing. And incredibly regressi incr iv [in my practice] I see regressive some of their children—I to do this when w we h hav ve this full body of o know it’s not true! But have kno owledge—chilld o it’s this need to keep up knowledge—child dev velopment is one on ne an appearance. People in development of tthe most robustly robustlly affluent communities like rese eaarched parts of o to look good and it’s very researched psyc cchology. For in hard to be needy or to get psychology. in-stan nce, the research n h help. stance, show ws that play-- Levine’s previous books have dealt w shows with med base based eed preschools aree childiadeviolence and material entitlementht e effects You write in the book have on velopment. bett teer, and yet there that today’s parents have better, are still s plenty of acabeen “sold a bill of goods” from an educational dem mic preschools an m d there are still plenty of demic and pare eents who truly believe bellie it’s in their children’s marketing campaign. There’s a huge parents bestt interest to get a head he start. h economic interest in private education institutions to convince parents that On the t other hand d it i does give parents they need tutors and coaches, and earsom mething to lord m d over their friends... something lier is better. I don’t d ’t b buy th thatt th hi is because parents this It’s become a billion-dollar industry. are so s incredibly narc narcissistic—although I They’re playing off parents’ anxieties, for thin nk there’s some e l e m e n t o f t h a t think sure. And nobody says, go play, because in this. Those of us who are baby there’s no money to be made out of it. boomers, we sure thought we were iincredibly dibl special, i l right? Don’t trust anyYeah, the dolls-without-faces industry body over 30! Is there some sense carried has really failed from a marketing standover from our own history of specialness? point. Yes. But mostly I just think people are really [Laughs] But I think that what’s so interestgenuinely worried about their kids being able ing about this is that the exact bill of goods to compete in this new global economy. you’re being sold is the exact bill of goods most likely to impair your child or result in a But you do comment on parental deficit, as opposed to a leg up. There are kids narcissism in your book. You point who need tutors, for sure. There are kids who out that parents always have bumper have attention disorders, for sure. But in this stickers touting their kid’s honor-roll county parents would really rather have a status—but there’s no bumper sticker diagnosis of a learning disability, than to have that says,“My kid is polite to adults the shrink—you know, somebody like me and kind to her classmates.” It’s all who does assessments—say, you know, there’s about being a press agent for your really nothing wrong with your kid. She’s a 11-year-old’s academic or athletic terrific kid and falls right in the middle of “achievements.” the intelligence scale, or whatever it is you’re The shrink in me always wants to start testing. And people go around searching for by understanding. As they say in psycholsomebody to say, oh no, she’s really, really ogy, you start where your patient’s at. So you special, only she has a learning disability. have to start where people are at. My own theory about that, which came in The Price Have learning disabilities been overof Privilege, is that people in upper middlediagnosed in the last 20 years? class communities, especially mothers, are I think we’ve learned more, I think we incredibly lonely. Dads go off to work... recognize them more accurately, but I think where there is some sense of community. learning disabilities have also been used. In But there’s very little for the women. They Fairfax County, Virginia, a very affluent comlive in big houses, often behind gates in munity, 50 percent of the kids were diagwealthy communities where need is seen nosed as learning disabled. as weakness. When I grew up, it was very working class and if you had a problem So they could get special accommodayou just went next door to your neightions during tests? bor’s kitchen table and you worked it out Sure, extra time on the SAT. together. But here, if you call somebody and say, “God, my kid is having trouble in And the kid then goes through life geometry, what’s going on?” that person thinking he’s got a learning problem, might say to you, “Really? Because my kid when he hasn’t.

It’s very problematic—and kind of crazy— preferring to see your child have a real problem, rather than just saying, OK, he’s a great kid and he’s an average learner. And the SATs only exist to channel kids to certain colleges. But in your book you say studies show no future career advancement or salary advantages between people who went to prestigious universities and those who went to middle-of-the road colleges. If you look at the Fortune 500 and stuff like that, very few of those guys came from Princeton, most of them came from state universities. Which is where I came from, which is where a lot of people came from. Are there advantages to the gotta-get-into schools? Maybe slightly, in terms of networking. And are there kids that belong there? Absolutely. But to risk their mental health and their physical health when they don’t really belong there, that’s crazy. Kids dream of becoming firefighters, baseball players and ballet dancers— not investors and tax attorneys. So why do we push them toward these dreamcrushing life paths? It’s a really interesting question—about when that change takes place. I raised three boys, they all wanted to be baseball players or firemen. So when did my oldest, who’s now a lawyer, decide it would be better to be a lawyer than a baseball player? That’s a really interesting question. You talk about your three sons in the book—they were very different learners. My oldest kid graduated really high and had straight A’s. He was the analytic learner and good athlete and he got to walk down at graduation with ribbons and all kinds of stuff on his gown. Then my creative kid, who was also a good student, he didn’t have quite as much stuff on his gown because he was creative and didn’t care as much—he turned his gown into a suit by sewing it. But my youngest, who graduated smack in the middle of his class, had nothing on his gown. And this was the kid who worked every summer in construction. And he was the kid who would wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning to make sandwiches for the guys on his construction team because he couldn’t understand how they could support a family on 12 bucks an hour. But there’s no ribbon for that. There’s no ribbon for common decency. Right. And that really solidified in me that we have so many kids in our community that really get gypped. And we’re turning them into a kind of hopeless...here’s an example: Redwood High did put in a hands-on track program. It was a great program and all those boys who don’t sit still and learn with their hands adored it. If you don’t have something for them, they’d probably be behind a gym smoking weed...if you do have something, they come in early and they stay late and they make stuff. It wasn’t like woodshop; they had computer-assisted drawing, 12> JULY 27 - AUGUST 2, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 11


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worse because that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make anybody feel good. I think you look at outcomes. What I would look at are the markers: Depression is way up. Anxiety disorders are way up. Suicide is up for the ďŹ rst time in decadesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially among younger teenagers, which is really disturbing, but among teenagers in general. Substance abuse is up, self-mutilation is up. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking in terms of outcomes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say kids are not doing as wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in spite of the fact that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re better educated and go to good schools.

Heaven forbidâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but what if no one heeds the advice of your book. What will we see in the next 20 or 40 years? I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at kind of a disaster. Businesses are incredibly clear. All this Has this deďŹ nition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;successâ&#x20AC;? and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is done so that our kids supposedly will be valuable always been thereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to compete in the 21st century, right? only just starting to recognize its inher- You want to make sure your kid has a good ent faultsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or is it something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s de- jobâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pushing them veloped in the last few years? like crazy. And every CEO says these kids I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it was always this way. are coming out with the wrong skill sets. Look back at Horatio Alger stories from So we will not remain the super power we the turn of the century. Everybody [today] are now. The jobs already have been taken thinks theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about becoming wealthy. out of the country. We still have a reasonBut theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually not about that at all. ably good system of Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really about innovation and ideas and becoming an upstandcreativity, but I really do Launching Soon ing citizen. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a path toDonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the launch of Teach about becoming rich. ward destruction. When Your Children Well on Aug. 1 at I began writing The Price Book Passage.The 7pm event will Because getting rich of Privilege and we looked feature a talk, discussion and signwasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the American the rates of depression, ing with Madeline Levine. Book Dream back thenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the they were starting to go Passage is at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., American Dream was up in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s and the Corte Madera. 415/927-0960. reaching the middle assumption 20 years ago Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also be making an class. They were a bit was thatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get over Aug. 23 appearance at Books Inc., more realistic in the it. These are kids with 3515 California St., San Francisco. old days. lots of opportunitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 415/221-3666. Right. Today everytheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be OK. But instead body thinks they might what happened was the get rich. What are the rates continued to rise. shows on television? Cribs and our heroes are the Kardashian sisters! [Laughs] And this is speciďŹ cally among afďŹ&#x201A;uent kids, right? Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of kids. Reality shows about people who will do Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just give you an example: When I anythingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sacriďŹ cing their dignity or ďŹ rst started looking at this, the rate [of stabbing others in the backâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just to get depression] amongst afďŹ&#x201A;uent girls in famous. high school was twice the national averI think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a big changeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I age. Then by the time they ďŹ nished high cannot tell you how many hours Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put school they were three times the national into thinking about when this happened average. In California the mental health and why this happened. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fairly systems at the UCs have declared themrecent. My oldest kid is 31â&#x20AC;&#x201D;it was not the selves in a state of emergency. Basically, case when he was in elementary school. If with the need for mental health services, I had to guess at when this perfect storm the universities are swamped and comhitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it is a perfect storm, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not any pletely inadequate in dealing with it. Fifty one thingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I think of my middle kid, percent of the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;50 percent of who is 27, and it was in place for him in the kids!â&#x20AC;&#x201D;in Ivy League schools need elementary school. And my youngest kid mental health services. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy. I see was overwhelmed by it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about 20 years it as problematic economically, emotionand it probably coincides with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;greed ally, and probably the biggest thing in is goodâ&#x20AC;? and the dot-com bubble when all thereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be a grandof sudden youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking stock tips from mother one dayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow up your ďŹ&#x201A;orist because he retired after makwith coping skills, how do you become a ing a million dollars. partner and how do you become a parent? I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dismal scenario unless Has parenting gotten worse? thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some change. < Well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become different. [Laughs] I Tell Jason how special he is at jwalsh@paciďŹ csun.com. guess...well, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become


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he world lost one of its culinary heroes earlier this month. Marion Cunningham, cookbook author, food writer and champion of home cooks everywhere, passed away at the age of 90 in her hometown of Walnut Creek. Cunningham got into the food industry later in life, after being a homemaker and raising two children. Her break came while taking cooking classes with James Beard who hired her as his assistant. He then recommended her to Alfred Knopf to revise The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fannie Farmer in 1979, which became The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, an American classic. From there her career took off. Along the way she helped launch the careers of several culinary luminaries, including Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl, and became the den mother of the food movement in the Bay Area, which was in its infancy. Her inďŹ&#x201A;uence was far-reaching, but never in a pushy way. My experience with Marion Cunningham was catalytic. I was at a career crossroads, newly married and trying to ďŹ nd my way back into the food industry after a sixyear hiatus. At the time, she had a regular column in the San Francisco Chronicle that I enjoyed reading. Her voice reached out to me and compelled me to write her a letter, asking for her advice in what direction to take next. One day, while I was sitting at my kitchen table, the phone rang. I answered and Marion was on the other endâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I almost fell out of my chair. She was forthright and encouraging, telling me to follow my heart, try my hand at food writing and join a culinary organization that she had helped found, the San Francisco Professional Food Society. I have appreciated her guidance ever since and have learned that she counseled many lost souls who seemed to seek her out for her opinions, like moths to a ďŹ&#x201A;ame. Best known for her two revisions of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, she also penned The Breakfast Book, Learning to Cook with Marion Cunningham, The Supper Book, Lost Recipes, Cooking with Children, Marion Cunninghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Eating and The Fannie Farmer Baking Book. In addition to the cookbooks, she wrote columns for the New York Times, L.A. Times and S.F. Chronicle as well as articles for Bon Appetit, Gourmet and other food magazines. She hosted a television series called Cunningham and Company long before cooking shows became the frenzied competitions of today. She was elegant and homey at the same time. Possibly her biggest accomplishment, though, was her crusade to bring families back to the dinner table. In the preface of The

Fannie Farmer Cookbook, she wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too many families seldom sit down together; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gobble and go, eating food on the run, reheating food in relays in the microwave as one dashes off to a committee meeting, another to basketball practice. As a result, we are losing an important value. Food is more than fodder. It is an act of giving and receiving because the experience at table is a communal sharing; talk begins to ďŹ&#x201A;ow, feelings are expressed, and a sense of well-being takes over.â&#x20AC;? She felt the loss of time at the family dinner table contributed to young people not knowing how to behave properly and that the traditions of cooking werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t being passed down from one generation to the next. As a result, she made it her mission to lure the unconďŹ dent into the kitchen to make a simple meal. Her recipes are steeped in her voice, with forthright tips and comments, so beginners as well as more adventurous cooks feel she is in the kitchen by their side. My PaciďŹ c Sun colleague Pat Fusco told me The Breakfast Book is one of her â&#x20AC;&#x153;go-to cookbooksâ&#x20AC;? and her favorite recipe is the Bridgecreek Fresh Ginger MufďŹ ns. That little book is a favorite of many. Reading some of the obits since Marionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, I see time and again people claiming the simple, straightforward recipes bring them comfort and their style exempliďŹ es who Marion was. In the foreword of that book, she wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cooking is one of the legacies we can leave to the future, and I would like to be remembered for my baking.â&#x20AC;? I dare say she will be remembered for much more than that.   

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Chop enough of the feathery fennel tops to make 1/4 cup and combine with the oil, lemon juice and salt. Pour over the ďŹ sh steaks on a large platter, turn to coat

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both sides and let sit for about 30 minutes, turning once. Trim off and discard the remaining fennel tops, as well as any discolored outer stalks. Cut each bulb in half and blanch in boiling salted water for about 7 minutes, just until tender. Have a barbecue ďŹ re ready. Remove the ďŹ sh from the marinade. Place on the grilling rack 4-5 inches from hot coals. Place the fennel, cut side down, on the grilling rack also. Grill both ďŹ sh and fennel for 8-10 minutes, turning the ďŹ sh once and the fennel three or four times, brushing it with the melted butter. Place on a warm platter and garnish with lemon wedges.   

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Dried Fruit Cream Scones Adapted from The Breakfast Book. This is one of my favorite recipes from the book. Yield: 1 dozen 2 cups ďŹ&#x201A;our,plus additional ďŹ&#x201A;our for kneading 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (apricots,prunes or ďŹ gs) 1/4 cup golden raisins 1-1/4 cups heavy cream Glaze: 3 tablespoons butter,melted 2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine ďŹ&#x201A;our, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl, stirring with a fork to mix well. Add dried fruit and raisins. Still using a fork, stir in the cream and mix until the dough holds together in a rough mass (the dough will be quite sticky). Lightly ďŹ&#x201A;our a board and transfer the dough to it. Knead the dough 8 or 9 times. Pat into a circle about 10 inches round. For the glaze, spread the butter over the top and side of the circle of dough and sprinkle the sugar on top. Cut the circle into 12 wedges and place each piece on the baking sheet, allowing about an inch between pieces. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. < Share memories of Marion Cunningham with Brooke at brooke.d.Jackson@gmail.com.

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erry was the sun of the Grateful Dead,” Carlos Santana wrote recently of guitarist Jerry Garcia in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Rock Guitarists of All Time. “The music they played was like planets orbiting around him.” Thirteen years after Garcia’s untimely death at a Marin County rehab clinic, the world—or at least a segment of the rock world—still revolves around the late axe slinger. Upcoming celebrations of Garcia’s 70th birthday on Aug. 1 range from tribute concerts and a Web broadcast hosted by his former bandmate Bob Weir to a special San Francisco Giants-sponsored Grateful Dead theme night (Aug. 9) at AT&T Park and a one-night-only re-release of the 1977 concert film and paean to psychedelia, The Grateful Dead Movie (co-directed by Garcia and Leon Gast), featuring freewheeling performances captured during a five-night stand at the long-defunct Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The core of the national observance of Garcia’s 70th birthday is A Birthday Cel-

ebration: The Grateful Dead Movie Event, presented on Aug. 1 in theaters across the country by NCM Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment (which handles distribution of the Grateful Dead’s Warner Bros. albums and related product). The pre-show birthday commemoration features Weir and other luminaries, including Santana, reflecting on Garcia from Weir’s new state-of-the-art multimedia studio, the Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI), which is located in San Rafael. That tribute features Weir, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal, Furthur/Duo drummer Joe Russo, session guitarist Jonathan Wilson, singers and songwriters Cass McCombs and Harper Simon, and RatDog/Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, and Donna Jean Godchaux, a full-fledged member of the Dead from 1972-1979. According to Relix magazine, the event will be hosted by actor Luke Wilson. The tribute segment is being directed by Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann’s son,

‘The Grateful Dead Movie’ was co-directed by Leon Gast, who would go on to direct the 1996 Oscar-winning Rumble in the Jungle doc ‘When We Were Kings.’

filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann. Audiences will also see a slideshow of rare photos of the band set to a previously unreleased live track. The Grateful Dead Movie was shot in October 1974 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco before the Grateful Dead took a two-year sabbatical. It chronicles the original Deadhead phenomenon and includes band performances of “U.S. Blues,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Casey Jones,” “Playing in the Band” and “Sugar

Magnolia,” among other Dead classics. In a 2004 review of the then-newly remastered film, San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joel Selvin lauded the movie as “the definitive Dead concert film” and noted: “Even for Deadheads who have watched the movie more times than was probably healthy, the new high-definition video digital transfer will still yield revelations. Crisp, rich colors bring back those nights at Winterland with the clarity of a glossy post card.” In a press release, Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events, noted: “Bringing The Grateful Dead Movie back to U.S. cinemas is the ultimate way for Dead fans to celebrate Garcia’s 70th birthday. This one-night event will allow fans to gather at their local theaters to honor Garcia as they once again experience the music that made him a legend.” This one-night event, a follow-up to last year’s successful national screening, will be broadcast to more than 450 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s Digital Broadcast Network. The Grateful Dead Movie will screen at the Regency 6 in San Rafael, the CineArts Sequoia 2 in Mill Valley and the CineArts Marin 3 in Sausalito. Earlier this year, Shout! Factory released The Grateful Dead Movie as a deluxe twodisc DVD set. “The film intertwines the band playing with backstage tomfoolery, audience chicanery, stage door negotiations and the scene on the street outside,” Selvin noted in his 2004 review. “The Dead, impossibly young, unbelievably skinny, perform a baker’s dozen of the band’s classics, nine years after the band first rolled into the Fillmore Auditorium, arguably at the peak of the group’s storied career. When the band returned from the year-and-a-half hiatus these performances occasioned, the golden era of the Grateful Dead was over. But The Grateful Dead Movie remains.” < Dead reckon with Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com. JULY 27- AUGUST 2, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 19


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›› MOViES

Friday July 27 -Thursday August 2

Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford

Katy Perry: Part of Me (1:35) Documentary follows the charttopping diva backstage, at home and in concert, killer couture and all. O Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (1:33) Manhattan expats Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman form a traveling circus and cross Europe in search of the Central Park Zoo. O Magic Mike (1:50) Stephen Soderbergh dramedy about a male stripper and the life wisdom Lea Seydoux gets face time with Diane Kruger in ‘Farewell, My Queen,’ he imparts to a young novice. opening Friday at the Playhouse and the Regency. O The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (4:50) Catch O The Amazing Spider-Man (2:16) Prequel Strauss’s comic tale of lust and reveals how teen screw-up Peter Parker subterfuge Viennese style in all its high-def became everyone’s favorite human arachnid; big-screen glory. Andrew Garfield stars. O Moonrise Kingdom (1:33) An island O Beasts of the Southern Wild (1:33) community is turned upside down when two Highly acclaimed film fest fave about life in a 12-year-olds run off into the wilderness to Louisiana bayou as seen through the eyes of make a life of their own; Bruce Willis, Bill a six-year-old girl. Murray and Frances McDormand are among O Bernie (1:44) Dark comedy about the unthe clueless grownups. likely real-life romance between a mortician- O Neil Young Journeys (1:27) Jonathan turned-murderer and a much-despised Texas Demme doc follows the 65-year-old rocker heiress; Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black star. on a road trip across his native Ontario. O The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1:58) O The Queen of Versailles (1:40) DocuMaggie Smith and Judi Dench head to India mentary focuses on Florida billionaires for some postretirement exotica and find David and Jackie Siegel and their obsession themselves living in a run-down yet charmto build the biggest, most ostentatious maning old palatial hotel. sion in the USA. O Bill W. (1:43) Documentary looks at the O Savages (2:11) Oliver Stone thriller about life and times of Bill Wilson, the founder of three pot-dealing hippies who take on a Alcoholics Anonymous, through interviews Mexican drug cartel; Salma Haykek, Uma and seldom-seen archival materials. Thurman and Benicio Del Toro star. O Brave (1:35) Disney cartoon about an O The Sleeping Beauty (3:00) Tchaikimpetuous princess, an eccentric witch, ovsky’s timeless ballet is brought to dazzling troublemaking triplets and an ancient curse life by the terpsichoreans of London’s Royal that threatens their kingdom. Ballet. O Dark Horse (1:25) Pointed yet poignant O Step Up: Revolution (1:39) The dancing Todd Solodnz comedy about the unlikely demons of a cutting-edge flash mob take romance between an underachieving thirtyon a real estate tycoon who wants to level a something and an overmedicated knockout. historic Miami neighborhood! O The Dark Knight Rises (2:45) Bruce O Ted (1:46) Thirty years after a childhood (Batman) Wayne emerges from self-imposed wish brought his teddy bear to life, business exile to take on a ruthless terrorist as well as executive Mark Wahlberg can’t shake the the fabulously feline Catwoman; Christodamned thing. pher Nolan directs Christian Bale and Anne O To Rome With Love (1:52) Woody Allen Hathaway. kaleidoscope about interconnecting lives in O Farewell, My Queen (1:40) Sumptuous the Eternal City; Ornella Muti, Judy Davis, French costume drama about Marie AntoiPenelope Cruz and Roberto Benigni star. nette’s clever if coldblooded plot to escape O Total Recall (1:58) Remake of the the encroaching mob by switching places Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic stars Colin with her lady in waiting. Farrell as a blue-collar dreamer whose life is O The Grateful Dead Birthday Celebraupended when he goes on a brain-implant tion (2:45) Celebrate the 70th anniversary of fantasy vacation; Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Jerry Garcia’s birth with a special screenBiel costar. ing of 1977’s “Grateful Dead Movie” plus O The Watch (1:38) Four middle-aged subinsights from Bob Weir and a peek at the urbanites are all that stand between planet Tamalpais Research Institute in San Rafael. Earth and total annihilation at the hands of O Ice Age: Continental Drift (1:34) Manny, cleverly disguised alien invaders; Ben Stiller Diego and company find the long trek home and Vince Vaughan star. beset by high seas and rambunctious pirates! O Winnie the Pooh (1:03) A.A. Milne’s afO The Intouchables (1:52) True tale of the fable ursa is back, joining Eeyore and Tigger bond that developed between a disabled in search of Christopher Robin plus any French aristocrat and his caretaker, a black honey that happens to be around. < Muslim ex-con. O

›› MOViE TiMES The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 11:15, 2:20, 5:30, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 4, 7:10, 10:20 Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) ++++ Rafael Film Center: 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Bernie (PG-13) +++ Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sat, MonWed 4, 6:15 Sun, Thu 4 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ++1/2 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 9 Lark Theater: Fri-Sun 5:15 Mon-Thu 7 NBill W. (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Thu 7 (filmmaker Dan Carracino in person) Brave (PG) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 1:40, 4:10, 6:35 Lark Theater: Fri-Sun 3, 8 Mon-Thu 4:45 Dark Horse (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon-Wed 8:30 Sat 1:45, 8:30 Sun 1:45 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) ++++ Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:30, 3:10, 7, 10:30 Century Northgate 15: 10:15, 11:50, 12:30, 1:15, 1:55, 2:40, 3:25, 4:10, 4:55, 5:35, 6:20, 7, 7:50, 8:35, 9:15, 10, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:25, 11:40, 12:50, 2:05, 3:20, 4:30, 5:45, 7, 8:15, 9:30, 10:40 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12, 3:30, 7, 10:30 Sun, Mon, Thu 12, 3:30, 7 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 NFarewell, My Queen (R) Century Regency 6: 11:25, 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:10 Sat 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:10 Sun 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7 NThe Grateful Dead Birthday Celebration Event (R) Century

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New Movies This Week

Regency 6: Wed 7 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 7 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 3D showtimes at 7:15, 9:40 Sat-Sun 11:30; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 Mon-Thu 9:40; 3D showtime at 7:15 Century Northgate 15: 10:20, 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:10, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:10, 1:35, 4, 6:25, 8:50; 3D showtimes at 10:05, 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 The Intouchables (R) ++ Century Regency 6: 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Wed 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) Century Northgate 15: 9:55; 3D showtime at 7:20 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:20, 4:25; 3D showtimes at 1:50 Magic Mike (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:10 Century Northgate 15: 11:55am The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Sat 10am Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 12:15, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:15, 12:35, 2:55, 5:20, 7:35, 10:10 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri-Sat 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05 Sun 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Mon-Tue, Thu 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 Wed 4:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 NNeil Young Journeys (PG) CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 Sun, Mon, Thu 12:20, 2:40,

4:50, 7:15 NThe Queen of Versailles (PG) Rafael Film Center: 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sun noon Tue 7 Savages (R) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: 12:50, 3:55, 7, 10:05 Sun 3:55, 7, 10:05 NStep Up: Revolution (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 10:30, 1, 3:35, 6:10, 8:50; 3D showtimes at 11:40, 2:15, 4:50 7:25, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:25, 5:15, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 10, 2:50, 7:40 Ted (R) + Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:35, 10:15 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:15, 5, 7:35, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:20 Century Regency 6: 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:20 To Rome With Love (R) ++ Century Regency 6: 11:15, 1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Tue 11:15, 1:50 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-Thu 4:30, 7:10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:30, 4, 6:55, 9:45 NTotal Recall (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm NThe Watch (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 8, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 8, 10:30 Mon-Thu 7, 9:30 Century Northgate 15: 10:25, 11:45, 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9:05, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:55 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun, Mon, Thu 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:30 Winnie the Pooh (G) Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon

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

One percenter Jackie Siegel and brood in ‘The Queen of Versailles,’ opening Friday at the Rafael. JULY 27 – AUGUST 2, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 21


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

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

F R I D AY J U LY 2 7 — F R I D AY A U G U S T 3 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar 07/28: George Cole and Eurocana Parisian jazz, Americana. 8-10:30pm. $13-15. Studio 55, 1455Suite A East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. www.studio55marin.com 07/28: Mike Maxwell R&B. 9:30pm-1am. $5. Old Western Saloon, Main St., pt. Reyes Sta. 663-1661. www.oldwesternsaloon.com 07/28: Petty Theft Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band. 9pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

07/28: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Live music 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. www.agentsofchangemusic.com 07/27: La Fuerza Gigante High energy salsa music orquesta. 9am-noon. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

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. www.georgesnightclub.com

07/28-29: 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. www.angelisland.com

07/28: Rob Hart Trio Jazz. Noon-3pm. Free. Sand Dollar Restaurant, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com 07/28: An Evening of Swing Tribute to great American swing and stride music featuring Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, Hal Smith and Stephanie Trick. 5-7pm. $30. Dominican University, Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael. 800-838-3006 ext 1. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247740

07/28: Andoni and Musical Genius Friends Jazz, pop, blues. Featuring Grammy-winning musicians. 7-10pm. No cover. Taste of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-7660. www.taste-of-rome.com 07/28: Chris Peck the Town Crier Electric jazz, hip hop, pop. With LA Fiva. 9pm. Free. Backyard Boogie, 1609 Fourth St., San Rafael. 07/28: Fely Tchaco Catchy, pop driven West African songs. 9am-noon. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

ViDEO Ten pins and the truth Fahrenheit 9/11 changed the world, and Capitalism: A Love Story made us all socialists, but for me, Michael Moore’s BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE will always be his most personal and affecting film. I can’t watch it—this week was my fourth and final time—without tearing up. If you haven’t already, I urge you to pick up this rental before all the cliches floating around attach for good to last week’s slaughter. Moore is a lifelong Michigander and card-carrying member of the NRA (a funny early scene shows him getting a free rifle for opening a bank account, checking its bolt tension like a pro); and his sympathy for America’s quarter-billion gun culture Moore’s film took home the 2002 Oscar for best comes naturally. Which makes all the documentary. more poignant his searching questions of Columbine’s bereaved and blamed—from the parents and eyewitnesses to Lockheed Martin (Littleton’s missile-building largest employer), from Kmart to Marilyn Manson to Charlton Heston: How can we allow tens of thousands in this country to be cut down by gun violence each year (among them my friend Jayon last November)? Oh-dearism comes in for Moore’s special scorn: If our culture and history are to blame, what about Germany? If guns make you safer, why aren’t we the safest country in the world? Hours of bonus DVD material are worth the late fee. Sick of hearing about it? Moore’s “Take Action” plan is still up and running at www.bowlingforcolumbine.com.—Richard Gould

Hot Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana. Dinners by roadside barbecue. Free Dance lesson on the wooden dance floor. 7-10pm. Adults $20-25, Kids 6-18 $5, 5 & under free Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

07/28:Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 07/28L Lady‘D’ Sings Jazz. With Alex Markels, guitar; Jack Prendergast, bass; Jimmy Hobson, drums. 4-7:30pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 350 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 497-2462. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 07/29: Brandon Etzler Trio Organ jazz. Noon3pm. Free, lunch encouraged. Sand Dollar Restaurant, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com

07/29: Dynamo Jones Performs Afternoon Concert Electric organ jazz/funk. 1-5pm. $5 adults, kids free Maple Lawn Estate, 1312 Mission St., San Rafael. 721-7661. 07/29: Matthew Stewart Acoustic guitar, singer/ songwriter. Part of the Outdoor Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. exit off Hwy. 101, Corte Madera. 924-2961. www.shoptowncenter.com 07/29: Sunday Salsa With Pa’l Bailador 4pm salsa class, 5pm live music, 5-10pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2898. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 07/31: Core Tuesday Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay area artists. 9:30 p.m.1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . www.19broadway.com 07/31: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 07/31:Triple Point with Felipe Gomez Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 08/01: Machiavelvets Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 08/02: Edon Brown Band Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 08/03: Andoni and Friends Poolside jazz, swing, pop. 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato. 883-9477. www.rickeysrestaurant.com 08/03: Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran tribute band. 9-11pm. $49.50/$55/$65 George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

Concerts 07/28: Ali Akbar College of Music Summer Concert Series Our Summer Concert Series will

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begin with a tabla solo by Debasish Chaudhuri, followed by Ken Zuckerman performing on sarode. Tickets sold at door only. 7:30pm. $15-20. Ali Akbar College of Music, 215 West End Ave., San Rafael. 454-6372. www.aacm.org 08/01: Brand-Chapman Duo Allegra Chapman, piano. Jo Brand, flute. Flute and piano music written during the WWII era. Works by Martinu, Henry Cowell, Poulenc, Messiaen and Prokofiev. 7:30pm. $5-10. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1123 Court St., San Rafael. www.stpaulssanrafael.org

08/02: MAGC Summer Concert Series: Til Dawn Youth a cappella ensemble. The Marin Art & Garden Center summer concert series. Every Thursday. 5:30-7:30pm. $10, kids free. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 455-5260. www.magc.org

Theater/Auditions 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. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org 08/02-26: Circle Mirror Transformation During a six-week adult Creative Drama class, four strangers and their teacher learn more about themselves than they do about acting. $36-57; under-30 $20, rush $15, senior discount available Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

Through 08/12: Marin Shakespeare Company:‘King John’ Rarely performed rousing story of battle for the English throne is an action-packed history play. Picnics welcome. 8pm Fri.-Sun. Showtimes vary. Visit the website for detailed performance information. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave., Dominican University of California, San Rafael. 499-4488 . www.marinshakespeare.org

Through 09/30: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Marin Shakespeare resets its outdoor production of this dreamlike 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. www.marinshakespeare.org

Comedy 08/01: Scott Capurro Stand-up comic Scott Capurro, a San Francisco native, is known for his confrontational and controversial yet thought-provoking comedy.He’s been seen on Comedy Central & heard on Alice 97.3. 8:30-10:30pm. $10-15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

Art 07/29: David Gallup: Channel Island Projects Slideshow Gallup has been having adventures and painting the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. He will discuss his work and show slides of his paintings. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/

07/29: Headlands Center for the Arts Summer Open House Roam among various campus buildings, engage with artists at work in their studios, attend performances and stay for home-


made lunch in the Mess Hall. Noon-5pm. Free admission. Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. 331-2787. www.headlands. org/event/summer-open-house/

08/03-29: Andrew Spalding:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Have a LookSeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Solo exhibit of photography by Andrew Spalding. In the Valley Room of the Maurice Del Mue Galleries. Reception 4-7pm Aug. 12. 10:30am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francs Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 ext. 252. www.sgvcc.org

08/03-30: West Marin iPhoneography Show: A New Generation of Image Making Artist reception 2-4pm Aug. 5. Free. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery, 11250 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. ww.tobysfeedbarn.com

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

Through 07/29: SGVCC Photography Group Show/Latino Photo Project Opening reception 2pm July 14. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 ext. 252. www.sgvcc.org Through 07/31:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Moon Risingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Griffin Moon, photography. Free. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com

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

Through 08/02:â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver: A State of Mindâ&#x20AC;? Portraits from photographer Vicki Topazâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent series featuring 52 remarkable women who have let their hair grey. 10:30am-4pm. The Buck Institute on Aging, 8001 Redwood Highway, Novato. 209-

2000 for appointment. www.womenonaging.com

Through 08/04: 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. www.marinsocietyofartists.org.

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Through 10/05:‘Puzzled:Image, Art, & Metaphor by Brain Injury Survivors’ Presented by the Brain Injury Network. Gallery is open weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. The Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery 8am-7pm. Free. Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr. at Bon Air, Greenbrae. 461-9000.

Community Events (Misc.) 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. www.tcsd.us 07/28: Brewfest and Picnic for Politics Second annual Brewfest features unlimited beer tasting from local brewers and a delicious barbeque lunch by Fireman’s Local 1775. Proceeds fund Marin Obama headquarters. Vote for your favorite beer. 1-4pm. $25 donation adults, $5 for children. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. www.marindemocrats.org

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07/28: Harvest Bulbs on Rush Creek Preserve Help to remove nonnative bulbs like daffodil,

07/28: Jungian Book Celebration/Author Event Join Depth Psychology Alliance members

belladonna, and iris growing on the preserve and then take them home to plant in your garden. The site is about a 1/4 mile hike from the meeting site. All ages. 9am-noon. Free. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Rush Creek Preserve, Bugeia Lane, Novato. 473-3778. www.marincountyparks.org

for an afternoon of refreshments, community, and learning as Jungian analysts Patricia Damery and Naomi Lowinsky share their book. Pre-register required to attend. 2-4:30pm. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 637-3748. www.depthinsights.com

07/30: From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar In Order Tom Wootton demonstrates methods and skills leading to an extraordinary life, with bipolar IN order. This talk is open to all in the mental health field, clients, families and therapists alike. 7-8:30pm. Free. Sausalito City Hall, Council Chambers, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Index

Readings 07/27: Lawrence Baldassaro Baldassaro discusses “Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 07/28: Deanne Stillman Stillman talks about “Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 07/29: Colleen Morton Busch The author discusses “Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire.” When a massive wildfire surrounded Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, five monks risked their lives to save it. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/01: Madeline Levine Levine discusses “Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/02: Gerald Chertavian The author discusses “A Year Up: How A Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs-With Real Success,” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 08/03: Mick LaSalle Mick talks about “The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses,” about French cinema’s brilliant array of female actors. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 08/03: Film Night in the Park:‘The Artist’ This winner of five Academy Awards follows a silent film star and young actress as they find love in the time of “talkies.” 8pm. Free, donations appreciated. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org 24 PACIFIC SUN JULY 27 - AUGUST 2, 2012

07/28: Marin Rod and Gun Club 75th Annual Picnic Celebrates Legacy of Conservation A family event to benefit one of California’s oldest & largest outdoor sporting clubs. The event will feature live music, carnival games, arts and crafts vendors, BBQ chicken, fresh oysters and more! 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission; BBQ lunch tickets are $12 The Marin Rod & Gun Club, 2675 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 456-8142. www.marinrodandgunclub.com

07/28: Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration Project Join us for a regular drop-in volunteer program to help to restore native grasslands. Work is midly strenuous but family friendly. Drop in days last Saturday of the month. Through Oct. 27. 10am1pm. Free - Volunteers of all ages welcome. Ring Mountain Preserve, Top of Taylor Road, Tiburon. 473-2128. www.marincountyparks.org

07/28: The Basics Of Backyard Beekeeping 10-11am at Whole Foods and 11:30am-noon at Homeward Bound. Meet in the produce department at 10am for a hands-on presentation complete with equipment and an observation hive. 10am-noon. Free. Whole Foods Market, 790 De Long Ave., Novato. 235-8959. www.marinbeecompany.com/ Workshops.html

07/28: Third International Geoengineering and HAARP Awareness Day Marin Sky Watch presents Geoscientist Leuren Moret on the health and environmental effects of HAARP with 14 patents that use weather control and other technologies. She answers “How do we stop this?” 1-3pm. Free. Fairfax Public Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-1550. 07/28: Women On Wheels (WOW) Century/ Endurance ride preparation. Call for meeting details. 10am-noon. $35 for Public, $30 for members Corte Madera. 456-3469, ext. 8. www.marinbike.org

07/29: Sunday Morning Meditative Hike Easy walk around Lake Lagunitas. Meet at the Fairfax Community Church at 8am for carpooling or at 8:20am in the Lake Lagunitas parking lot at the animal postings board. 8-10am. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 07/29: Sunday Morning Qi Gong Obtain powerful tools for self healing. You are also invited to stay afterwards for a positive, life-affirming service at 10am. 11:30am-12:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. Corte Madera Rec Center Patio, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 389-8707. www.danceofqigong.com 07/29: Trekking the Model Join a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000 1:30-3pm. Free. Bay

Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc 07/30: Docent Talk Man Ray/Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism (Legion of Honor). Connecting photography with other media, the exhibition reveals how the Surrealists combined imagery in unexpected ways. 7:30-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext 203. www.millvalleylibrary.org

07/31: Aging Awake! with Anna Douglas Many of the experiences of aging open us to the perennial wisdom of the Buddhist teachings. The brilliant practices of awareness and compassion lead us to find this wisdom in ourselves. 10am12:15pm. $25 - $50 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher. Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre. 488-0164. www.spiritrock.org 07/31: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com 07/31: Play American Mah Jongg Instructor is Shirley Etemadfar. Drop in and play or learn about the game. Chinese symbols on tiles require players to form winning hands. Fun, very social event. 10am-noon. $65 for 6 classes. $15 drop in The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us 08/01: Team Trivia Cafe Team trivia contest, hosted by Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, featuring great questions, music and visuals, and cash prizes. 7:30-9:30pm. $4 entry/player (goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael. www.triviacafe.com

10:30-11am. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3322. www.srpubliclibrary.org

07/31: Nature for Kids: Roy’s Redwoods Start the day in a giant meadow. Then head up into the forest and listen for lizards and other animals in the dry leaves. No animals, except service. 10am-1pm. Free. Roy’s Redwoods Entry Gate, Nicasio Valley Road. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org

08/01: Wednesdays on Stage: Magician Brian Scott Magic, comedy, and fun for the whole family. That’s what Brian Scott promises. On the amphitheater stage. 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Amphitheater, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 106. www.millvalleylibrary.org/Index. 08/02: Sculpture Contest Can you make the ugliest sculpture in the world? Put together recycled parts to create the homeliest work of art imaginable. Library patrons will vote on their favorites. 2:30-4pm. Free. Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 106. www.millvalleylibrary.org

08/03: Film Night in the Park: ‘Ratatouille’ In Pixar’s Academy Award-winner about a rat who’s destined to become one of the greatest chefs in France. 8pm. Free, donations appreciated. Hal Brown field at Creekside Park, 231 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org

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08/02: eBook Help at the Civic Center Library Free one on one help in download-

07/28: Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration Project Join in a regular drop-in volunteer

ing library eBooks to the Kindle, iPad, and other devices. To make an appointment for a 30- minute session, call the Library at 473-6058. 10-11:30am. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Drive #415, San Rafael. 473-6058. www.marinlibrary.org 08/02: Ken Weaver Ken presents “The Northern California Craft Beer Guide.” A definitive handbook to artistry, people and culture of the region’s craft beer scene. Includes a beer tasting in Book Passage’s cafe 6pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com First Thursday: Book Discussion Just for high school students: Get in touch with your inner bookworm and join us for food and drinks as we talk about Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 129. www.millvalleylibrary.org Fridays: Senior Yoga with Kelly Enjoy an hour of yoga.Gain and maintain balance, strength and flexibility of both body and mind. Previous experience not necessary. Modification poses available. Bring water and a mat if you have. 3-4pm. $3 per class. Whistlestop Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. www.whistlestop.org

program on Ring Mountain to help restore the native grasslands that make this preserve special. Activities will include weeding, seed collecting, more. 10am-1pm. Free. Ring Mountain Preserve, Top of Taylor Road off Paradise Drive, Tiburon. 473-2128. www.marincountyparks.org

Kid Stuff 07/30: Stories and More: Monster Mashup Hear several smashing monster stories and draw life-sized monsters for a creepy monster contest. 2:30-3:15pm. Free. Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x 106. www.millvalleylibrary.org

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

Benefits/Gala Events 07/29: Tomales Lavender Farm HarvestBenefit All proceeds from this Marin Friends of Ferals benefit go directly to spay/neuter for Marin’s community cats. Donate $10 - take numerous bundles from 1 plant. Donate $20 - take bundles from 3 plants. 11am-4pm. Free. Tomales Lavender Farm Harvest-Benefit, 3135 Tomales-Petaluma Rd., Tomales. 246-9162. www.marinferals.org

07/31: Friends of the Fairfax Library Benefit “Give Back Tuesdays.” Eat out and support the Library Friends. benefiting Friends of the Fairfax Library. 15% of your bill will be donated to the Friends of the Fairfax Library. 4-11pm. Free. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 456-3374. <

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Week of July 26 – August 1, 2012

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) This weekend is a fire sign’s dream. You are enthusiastic about everything. Your popularity is higher than ever and your creativity is impressive. You can flirt and banter with the best of them. Even the Moon’s journey through the serious sign of Capricorn on Monday and Tuesday isn’t enough to dampen your spirits. Your career may be challenging, but your personal life is off the charts exciting. Plan your week accordingly... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) As a fixed sign you find it difficult to change course unexpectedly. Nevertheless, you need to try for flexibility this week. I’m not suggesting yoga—the flexibility required now is emotional, not physical. Many of you are working on garden or patio plants, which is perfect for this time of year. Unfortunately, Mercury is moving backwards and loves to play tricks. So, those seeds you planted that were supposed to be tomatoes? Well, I hope you like jalapeno peppers... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) It’s a great weekend for getting together with old friends as well as current, past or future lovers. The stars are having a positive influence on all your relationships, whether serious or casual—so get out and mingle. Then, on Wednesday, a Full Moon in the experimental sign of Aquarius suggests making plans for a unique adventure. Choose an unfamiliar place that you find intriguing. Turn off your GPS and let curiosity be your guide. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Your ruler (the Moon) occupies the high-spirited, but somewhat tactless, sign of Sagittarius for the weekend. This is when you are most likely to offer observations that come out sounding insulting instead of flattering. In other words, avoid making comments on your sweetie’s haircut, fashion choices or driving skills. On Monday and Tuesday, the bottom of your lunar cycle drains your energy. If you must go to work, don’t do any heavy lifting. LEO (July 22 - Aug. 22) It’s your zodiac celebration. Now you have the perfect excuse for living it up in style. High drama, glamour, generosity, fame and creativity all fall within your royal domain. There’s no other sign better suited to be the center of attention, hence your affinity for performing. Your upcoming year should bring unexpected (and exciting) travel along with an ever-broadening circle of friends. If your passport is expired, renew it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 21) Curious Mercury continues moving retrograde in languid Leo (the sign of the cat nap). You are not meant to be organizing your house or starting a new work project. If you really MUST stay busy, then look for unfinished jobs that were begun before Mercury got turned around. The world will not fall apart if you take a short break from your to-do list. Well, it might fall apart, but not because of your lack of attention... LIBRA (Sept. 22 - Oct. 22) It’s always interesting when your peacekeeping sign plays host to Mars, the warrior planet. You are dynamically motivated to make sure everyone is playing fairly. You’re still polite, but you are lacking your usual patience. You demand serenity, RIGHT NOW. Meanwhile, your sweetie seems to have forgotten how to cooperate, setting the stage for a showdown. Call a mediator. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) Even if you recently decided to try a more minimalist approach to possessions, you are tempted to shop over the weekend. It’s best then to limit your purchases to things like food, fresh flowers, soaps, etc. as these will eventually be used and not require permanent closet space. Wednesday’s Full Moon shows off your domestic skills—like cooking. Fortunately, your weekend grocery store spree should have provided lots of ingredients. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec.20) The loony Moon spends the weekend in your sign, creating a roller-coaster ride of fluctuating emotions. Up, down, up, down—until you’re dizzy from the mood swings. As for the rest of the week, romantic Venus and optimistic Jupiter continue their love fest in your relationship house. If you’re not having fun with your current sweetie, you might want to consider setting up auditions for a new one. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18) Being productive is fine, but it is not supposed to be a 24 hours a day, seven days a week activity. This weekend, in fact, is meant to be time out from chores, duties and responsibilities. Sleep in. Stay up late watching old comedies on television. Will it matter on Monday if you didn’t do your laundry or take your car in for an oil change? Not really. In fact, with Mercury retrograde, you might mix your red shirt in with your whites and your sheets would turn pink. Not the mention the potential mishaps at the car repair shop... AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17) Your ruler (innovative Uranus) is well connected over the weekend. This is good for making plans for the future. You meet the right people. You seem to magically be in the right place at the right time. Meanwhile, if you’ve given up on a project that you once found exciting, revisit it to see if your interest returns. If so, revive this goal. Wednesday’s Full Moon in your sign brings success! Along with an inclination to eat and drink more than usual... PISCES (Feb. 18 - March 19) Being the humble type, you need a little push when it comes to self-promotion. Consider this weekend a planetary shove in the right direction. You have a good chance of meeting someone who can help you advance professionally. If you’re an artist, you are encouraged to put the right price on your work. Sell one painting, one photograph or one song to someone in the top 1 percent. Then you really can quit your day job... < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/70585762/Lynda_Ray_Astrology/Starstream_Forecast.html 26 PACIFIC SUN JULY 27– AUGUST 2, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129973 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOFITEL MASSAGE, 514 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHING MEI WONG, 165 MING CT., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on July 28, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129959 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as STUDIO C, 699 FOREST WAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: CARLA E. BROOKS, 699 FOREST WAY, 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 July 18, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 18, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129992 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN HOTELS LLC., 706 MEADOW SWEET DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: MARIN HOTELS LLC., 706 MEADOW SWEET DR., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by a limited partnership. 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 23, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130004 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MADERA FURNITURE, 1585 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: JAYME DEAN STUBBINGS, 231 SAN FRANCISCO BLVD., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94860. 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 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 2012)


997 All Other Legals 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

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For nine months, I’ve been having fun seeing a nice woman a few times a week. We’re both 50ish. I told her I didn’t want a serious relationship. She went along with this but now clearly wants more. She has a picture of me at her desk. (I wouldn’t think of displaying her picture on mine.) She talks about our future, once even saying we should move in together, and said we should make plans to celebrate our upcoming one-year anniversary. Perhaps I’m emotionally blocked from being only one year out of a 33-year marriage, but I don’t have lovey-dovey feelings for her now. (Part of me wants to date every woman available.) Is it wrong to keep this going when I know she wants more and may even be convincing herself that we have more?—Torn

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It’s got to be unsettling, coming into this woman’s office and seeing what’s basically a framed billboard advertising the serious relationship you told her you aren’t ready to have. In her defense, she does have more contact with you than the guy whose stock photo came with the frame. You were only looking to hang out with her a few times a week, not wear her around your neck at all times like a scarf. Maybe she thought she could go along with this, or maybe she figured she could nudge you into wanting more. She probably works hard to contain her true feelings, but they sometimes tiptoe out and whisper suggestions, like romantic ideas for your upcoming “anniversary.” Which for you is the anniversary of “I’m dating you in the wake of my 33-year marriage hitting the wall—mainly because it seems more life-affirming than curling up in a fetal position and sucking my thumb for a year or two.” The big myth of relationships is that you just have to find “the right person.” The reality is, it has to be the right person at the right time. A year ago, a giant meteorite landed on your life, and you’ve just about collected your wallet, your keys and all the change that blew out of your pockets. Now’s the time to crawl out of the hole, look around and figure out what you want. Unfortunately, this is difficult with a woman clinging to your ankle, campaigning to change her Facebook relationship status to “engaged” while you’re hunting for the button for “entrapped.” If you decide to date around, explain that you really like her but the timing’s off. (“Great moments in bad timing” is easier on the ego than “Great. I spent nine months with a guy who never really wanted me.”) If you want to keep seeing her exclusively, remind her that you’re far from ready to shop for bathroom accessories together. She may decide that some of you is better than none of you, but the ground rules will be clear: You can drag a guy to a chick movie, but you can’t make him buy into the plot—unless it’s the first chick movie ever that ends with the male lead waking up hung over in Thailand with two bar hostesses, a tattoo and a monkey on his belly. I don’t have a romance issue, but it feels just as complicated. I need to dump a close friend. We meet for coffee each morning and email daily, but I’ve finally admitted to myself that I don’t enjoy her company. Her dour outlook really depresses me. We spent two hours having drinks yesterday, and I felt a physical discomfort, like I could actually see my time being wasted. I can’t tell her the truth: “You drain me.” I’d really like to just disappear.—Done

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When you’re breaking up with a romantic partner, you can at least put a positive spin on things: “We can be friends!” What do you say to a friend you’re dumping, “We can be strangers who wordlessly pass each other on the sidewalk!”? There’s no wonderful way to shut down a close friendship, but the cruelest way is just disappearing on somebody you see and talk to daily. You actually need to tell her it’s over—as briefly and kindly as possible—and a note does that better than a face-to-face firing, which is icky and humiliating. Avoid personal attacks: “You’re too this or that.” Make your explanation about the dynamics—you just have “different approaches to life,” you’re just not “clicking” anymore (don’t mention that you never have). She may call and press you for details, so be prepared to stick to your short but vague story. In the future, avoid mistaking tenure for friendship. A friend worth having is somebody you respect and admire—and the kind of person who’s there for you when you’re down, not the giant iron anchor that takes you there. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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