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›› LETTERS Could the media please give us a break with endless grisly accounts of the Aurora killings? I understand it was a tragedy, and our sympathies lie with the 70 innocent victims. But, we also need to appreciate that 86 Americans are killed by firearms every day, and nearly 4,000 are killed prematurely by chronic diseases linked with consumption of animal products and lack of exercise. So, let’s replace the vacuous hand-wringing over the Aurora tragedy with constructive personal steps to lessen the greater tragedies facing us every day.

people die each year from gunshots—we find something or someone to blame. Why not wonder where our young men get these ideas? In many TV shows, “action” is synonymous with “violence.” A 2007 study looked at 77 PG-13-rated films that contained 2,251 violent actions, half of these ending in death. Television reality shows can be mean and aggressive, pitting people against one another. We even glorify our special forces for pulverizing our enemies. What about violent video games? Isn’t it time for truly strong men, those aware of their physical strength but who find no need to dominate others, who develop their higher selves of integrity and vulnerability, to become the role models for young men to emulate?

Patrick Sullivan, Mill Valley

Beatrice Tocher, Marinwood

Guns don’t kill people, porterhouse kills people...

We agree: Nation’s youth should better emulate Ernest Borgnine... Each time another such tragedy as the movie shooting in Aurora occurs in this country—and the fact that more than 20,000

If only there was some sort of higher-evolved, integritydriven strong man that American boys could get into...

Tsk, tsk! They said, ‘principles only’... This is a letter I just sent about a job posting at Craig’s List: Hello, I’m going to start off by saying, please pardon the tone of this letter. I was all set to apply for the position you advertised on Craig’s List. I have all the experience and qualifications you are looking for, plus much, much more. I would be the perfect person for this job and an excellent addition to your team. But, hmm, $10-$13 an hour, part time, with no benefits to boot. Seriously? I made more than that my first job out of college, years ago. (No, I’m not going to tell you how many years, so you can calculate my age. That’s against the law.) In fact, I make more than that now, although it is starting to freak me out that I’m on my second federal extension, and thanks to Mr. Obama, my time is running out. No, I’m not going to waste your time (or



SMART cars ready in 2013, officials say The $60 million sticker price for the cars is onesixth of the SMART project’s total budget. Read the full story here Web Link po... Mitt the Twit I have to agree that is a great name for him. I think the Brits see that Mitt is so out of touch with real people. Remember when he went to a gathering and insulted the cookie... The Road to Oligarchy The Road to Oligarchy By Bernie Sanders The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing Tuesday on...

Your soapbox is waiting at ›› mine) by asking you to review my resume, or begging you to hire me, over the 1,200 other applicants. But, yes, I may indeed include this as part of the “proof” to the EDD, that I am not a slovenly good-for-nothing mooching off the government. I am looking for work, as I have been for over a year now. But I’ve got bills to pay and a family to feed and this sure isn’t providing great incentives to someone as terrific as I am. I’ve already got “managed” health coverage that keeps down the costs for the state so that I can’t get the medication or care I need for that (shh!) pre-existing condition. (Don’t worry, I wouldn’t have asked you to provide me with any special accommodations.) But yippee, welfare and food stamps, here I come. (Oh wait, I forgot. I’m not only the daughter of legal immigrants, but a citizen...) P.S. Yes, I really did send this letter to an employer. No, I did not use my real name. And, yes, I really do have an advanced degree. “Doc,” Fairfax

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irritated and disgusted with some of the high-falutin’ SMART aficionados trying to dismiss us as “naysayers to a transit future.” All my letters emphasized light-rail as the way to go, the rolling stock would be cookie-cutter ready for budgeting, and none of it needing a “railroad” station. And all ready for easy expansion. The gruff SMART retort was light-rail and freight operations were not compatible, and SMART had to concede this reality. No patience with any suggestion to butt heads with the agency laying down such lame strictures. Very interesting that none of the Bay Area media picked up a tremendously exciting story regarding a waiver granted the Denton County (Texas) Transportation Authority, announced on June 4. “The approval means that for the first time ever, lightweight/fuel efficient, eco-friendly low-floor vehicles will be permitted to operate in rail corridors concurrently with traditionally compliant vehicles. The waiver, a first of its kind, will expand commuter rail options for transportation authorities across the U.S.” Which means the big fat argument SMART has promulgated all along is kaput, the freight operators no longer could preempt low-cost light-rail technology. All the custom SMART transit vehicles we’re paying for are now obsolete, a technology not necessary. Quite a pricey mistake to have made. A price we may be paying for a long time. Hobart Bartshire, Fairfax

As it happens, George C. Parker (above, right) was sentenced to life in prison after selling the Brooklyn Bridge hundreds of times to unwitting tourists. He also sold the Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden and Grant’s Tomb.

Anyone voting “yes” to increase the sales tax [“Supes Move Ahead With Parks Sales Tax Initiative,” July 27] because you believe our government has integrity and needs more money to throw down the toilet called “government mis-spending,” please call me. I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. Marcia Blackman, San Rafael

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No well-managed park has bathrooms this clean! Bravo to the Pacific Sun for covering the mismanagement of California’s state parks [“State Parks Finds $54 Million Under Cushion,” July 27]. You don’t have to look far to see it in practice. Just visit Samuel P. Taylor Park and you will find overstaffed rangers tripping over each other at the entry building, new signage, new vehicles, new fences, new paving, etc. This certainly does not reflect an organization in financial crisis. California State Parks are the jewels of the state—let’s focus on running them better. Richard Morris, Kentfield

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It’s (not quite) in the bag In spite of evidence, single-use ban still meeting resistance by Pe te r Se i d m an


hile Marin cities assess their options about whether to join Fairfax and the county in enacting a ban on single-use plastic bags, the state Legislature is taking another crack at passing a statewide ban. Advocates say the tide has turned against the plastics industry and bag manufacturers, which remain engaged in a rear-guard harassment strategy. But plastics manufacturers and bag producers still have legal ammunition, and they’re using it. Even the threat of a plasticsindustry lawsuit is enough to stop many cities in their tracks on the way to prohibiting single-use plastic bags in their jurisdictions. That’s what’s happened in Marin. In January 2011, proposed legislation that called for prohibiting grocery stores from handing out single-use plastic bags at checkout counters reached county supervisors. It also required any retailer selling groceries to charge at least 5 cents for a paper bag made with recycled material. The county Department of Weights and Measures would oversee compliance. Supervisors approved the ordinance and the county had a bag ban. Then Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, an “industry friendly” organization with a legal attack arm took action. It refutes the claim that plastic bags harm the environment, a claim that has met widespread and growing acceptance around the world. (The situation

is similar to climate change and those who continue to deny the obvious.) The coalition sued on the ground that the county enacted the ban without conducting an environmental impact report. It’s the same cause of action the coalition used against other jurisdictions that were in the process of enacting bans or contemplating them. The industry-backed legal tactic initially surfaced in Marin after the first local entity, Fairfax, enacted a bag ban in 2007. Plastics manufacturers said Fairfax had violated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) rules that call for an environmental impact report. The town couldn’t call for a ban on only plastic bags without assessing the environmental consequences of such an action, and a proper review would consider the effects of a ban on plastic as well as paper bags, biodegradable bags and other bag alternatives, the manufacturers said. Conducting an environmental review to meet CEQA guidelines can cost serious money for a small town like Fairfax, which took the bag-ban issue in another direction and put it on the ballot, where it received approval from 79 percent of the voters. Going to the ballot exempted the bag ban from the CEQA rules on which the American Chemistry Council based its legal challenge. When Manhattan Beach passed a single9 > use bag ordinance, the industry and


by Jason Walsh

County to develop housing development ‘guidelines’ There’ll be no suburban blight around here, county officials are hoping—as the Marin County Community Development Agency is planning to create a set of “multi-family and mixed-use” guidelines for future development in the county’s unincorporated areas. According to a statement from the county,“The guidelines will define positive design attributes and set clear expectations regarding the character of new multi-unit buildings in unincorporated Marin County communities. They will be used by designers and builders as they generate new ideas, and will be used by County officials and community advisory groups when evaluating and responding to development proposals.” The creation of guidelines has no doubt been spurred by community uproar in some pockets of the county over the need for cities and the county to incorporate space for affordable housing developments in their general plans. Updated town plans are required by the state to have affordable housing allocations to reflect rising populations, as determined by the Association of Bay Area Governments. Fears—however unrealistic they may be—about low-income high-rises turning Marin into a “Richmond West” have several local city councils on the defensive; the Corte Madera Town Council even dropped its membership in ABAG over a state-housing quota councilmembers deemed unrealistic. Community Development Agency Director Brian Crawford says the creation of such guidelines is “both timely and relevant.” “(The guidelines) should clearly set out the county’s expectations for creating vibrant and environmentally responsible places where residents live, work and socialize,” says Crawford. Planning and design consultants Dyett & Bhatia have been contracted by the county to help develop the guidelines. The Community Development Agency is also seeking community input on the guidelines; a pair of community meetings will be held to elicit design preferences and provide feedback on what residents think is appropriate and desirable. The first meeting is Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Bolinas Fire Department, 100 Mesa Road in Bolinas; the second is Monday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Health and Wellness Campus at 3240 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael. Community input is also being sought through a design survey, available at the Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308, San Rafael, CA 94903, and online at www. Development of the guidelines will take place from now through December, with the final draft presented to the Planning Commission in January 2013. Woody Allen returns to Marin Woody Allen is going to “play it again” in Marin, as the renowned filmmaker has reportedly scouted locations north of the bridge for a scene in his upcoming San Francisco-set movie. 9 >



by Howard Rachelson

1. What three Marin County city names are spelled with alternating vowels and consonants? 2. What unit of distance was officially defined in 1795 as being one-ten millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the equator? 3. In the mid-19th century, the most effective way to transport mail to the Western states was the Pony Express. How many years did this system exist: one, six or 12 years? 4. The most successful movie of 2011, grossing $1.3 billion in box office revenues worldwide, was Harry Potter and the ... what? 5. A major league baseball pitcher is allowed how many warm-up pitches between innings? 6. Pictured, below: Name the 1983 and 1997 films and actresses that Jack Nicholson and his co-star won the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Actress


›› THAT TV GUY FRIDAY, AUG. 3 Fat Albert Hey, hey, hey, it’s di-a-betes. (2004) VH1. 9pm. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ This is about a drug dealer trying to make it big in rap.The Mitt Romney version is called “Get Rich and Try Lyin’ About It.” (2005) MTV. 10pm.

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BONUS QUESTION: Ancient Olympic winners received no trophy or medals, but were rewarded with what physical item? Howard Rachelson invites you to live team trivia contests on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael, and a Team Trivia Fundraiser for the Marin History Museum on Saturday evening, Aug. 18, at the Boyd Mansion (current Elks Club) in San Rafael. Contact and visit


WNary a week goes by without the Pacific Sun receiving an email about dog excrement. This week’s in-box keeps the poop party rolling. It’s been reported and we’ve personally confirmed that someone out there is getting festive with feces. Apparently, it’s all the rage to decorate dog doo with glitter. At least it is on the Oakwood Valley Trail in Mill Valley, where entire pieces of poop are coated with little squares of synthetic polymers in a variety of sparkly colors. What a mess. Dog poop will eventually biodegrade. Glitter will be on Earth forever. Zero choice of material, not to mention that in the time it takes to carefully cover poop with glitter, the Zero could have picked up the waste with a biodegradable bag.—Nikki Silverstein

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 VWhere in the world is the oldest living Olympic gold medalist? Why, he’s living in Belvedere, of course. Former Olympic athlete Alex Tarics, now 98, was just 22 when he won a gold medal for water polo as part of the Hungarian team during the 1936 games in Berlin, Germany. These days, Tarics is no longer competing, but reportedly swims most mornings at the Belvedere Tennis Club. Now that’s the kind of person we call inspiring. It is our honor to have Alex Tarics as our neighbor here in Marin. We bestow our Gold Hero award to this spirited gentleman who is in London this week attending the games. We wish Mr. Tarics a safe journey and another spectacular Olympics adventure.

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MONDAY,AUG.6 Four Houses Marathon The owners of four different houses evaluate each other’s homes in pursuit of a prize for shallow priorities. TLC. 6pm. New York City Social This is the online comments version of Real Housewives of New York City.They do the same thing with Real Housewives of Orange County, but the grammar is better on the East Coast. Bravo. 8pm.


7. What two modern countries, whose names begin with S, were part of the former Yugoslavia? 8. Painter Gilbert Stuart, who lived from 1755-1828, was most famous for his portraits of what well-known person? 9. This spiritual and simple novel has been a worldwide best-seller ever since it was released in 1943 by writer, poet and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. What’s the title, in English and French (it’s the best-selling book ever written in French)? 10. Identify these words ending with “atic”. 10a. Extremely joyful 10b. Related to the movies 10c. Inconsistent

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SATURDAY, AUG. 4 Super Shark John “Bo Duke” Schneider and Jimmie “Dy-nomite” Walker star in this film about a prehistoric shark menacing a coastal resort. From the cast,“prehistoric” suggests 1978. (2011) SyFy. 5pm. National Lampoon’s Vacation A family embarks on a long trip, encountering setbacks and delays only to find their destination closed down when they get there. So it’s like Social Security. (1983) ABC. 6:30pm. I, Caveman The reality show about people surviving with stone-age technology is back. It’s hard to imagine modern people coping with hunting for food, walking miles for water and waiting through long downloads with a 56K dial-up modem. Discovery Channel. 9pm.

TUESDAY, AUG. 7 The Men who Sailed the Liberty Ships Apparently, there was no “Fiesta Deck.” KQED. 10pm. Rat Bastards Crews hunt “rats” in the swamps of Louisiana.These are not actual “rats.”These are “nutria,”semi-aquatic rodents from South America taking jobs away from American semi-aquatic rodents. Spike TV. 10:30pm. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue Tinkerbell works to keep the existence of fairies secret from humankind. She might start at the Disney merchandising department. (2010) Disney Channel. 7pm. Dallas The season finale shows us how much things have changed since 1980. Now, it’s “Who watched J.R.?” TNT. 9pm.

SUNDAY, AUG. 5 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Maybe watching the Olympics and eating Doritos doesn’t really count as a training program. ABC. 9pm. Bar Rescue It turns out the curse of the tiki at most tiki bars is splinters. Spike TV. 9pm. Bizarre Foods America This is stuff like Look closely for the fast food logo. Thursday at 8.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9 Olympics BMX is an Olympic sport? Do they tattoo the medal? Does the team uniform include a fast food logo so you can work the drive-through window? NBC. 8pm. Nazi Hunt: Elusive Justice Just because this is a documentary doesn’t mean it couldn’t be a totally awesome reality show concept. KQED. 8pm. Comedy Central Roast For Charlie Sheen, a roast is just an intervention with better lighting. Comedy Central. 9pm. < Critique That TV Guy at

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Woody Allen hasn’t filmed in Marin for 40 years—since ‘Play It Again, Sam,’ pictured here.

The 76-year-old Academy Award-winning director’s latest project is mostly set in San Francisco and is still in preproduction—the confirmed cast so far includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins and, er, Andrew Dice Clay. Peter Sarsgaard is rumored to be another marquee name on the cast list. According to the movieshooting locations website www., the scene involves an “upscale, conservative” party, and is scheduled

to shoot at a secret Marin location on Aug. 6. This unnamed movie, set for a 2013 release, is Allen’s first Marin-set movie since 1972’s Play It Again, Sam, in which Allen played a recently dumped neurotic who takes romantic advice from married friends Tony Roberts and Diane Keaton—as well as an imagined Humphrey Bogart incarnation. The movie had two memorable scenes shot in Marin: One, a stereotypical Marin scene in which he and Roberts lunch in Sausalito at the Trident restaurant; the second of a blind date at a bar in Bolinas (old Pac Sun stories refer to it as “Snarley’s”) where Allen gets roughed up by some Marin bikers.“They said they were hairdressers,” Allen explains to Roberts later on while nursing his wounds.“Hard to believe though.”

SMART cars ready in 2013, officials say For those in the Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit district who can’t shake images of smokestack locomotives pulling along rickety old passenger cars—how does a Nippon Sharyo USA Passenger Railcar sound? That’s the name of the factory that opened this summer in Rochelle, Ill., that will produce the nine two-car trains planned for use when SMART gets running—officials say— SMART trains will be built in the U.S. at a brand-new factory. in 2016. The cars are scheduled to roll out of the Nippon plant in autumn of 2013 and will first be used for test runs on the SMART system’s planned first phase—running from Santa Rosa to downtown San Rafael. The $60 million sticker price for the cars is one-sixth of the SMART project’s total budget ($360 million) and will be paid through the SMART-funding Measure Q quarter-cent sales tax approved by Marin and Sonoma county voters in 2008. Divisive GM resigns from Ross Valley Sanitary The Ross Valley won’t have Brett Richards to kick around anymore—as the controversial and divisive general manager of the RV Sanitary District has resigned. Richards came to the helm of the sanitary district in 2008 and has been making headlines ever since. The former GM came under fire in April of 2011 for going on a staff hiring spree at a time when most county agencies were tightening belts and, recently, he was the talk of the town after a bizarre letter surfaced in which Richards lobbed incoherent accusations at then-district board candidate Mary Sylla. Under Richards’ watch, the district has come under fire for its perceived predilection for litigation, a late-reported sewage spill and an inability to work well with other sanitary agencies. It recently came to light that in 2010 the district loaned Richards $350,000 for housing, but no evidence that the GM owned property in the county could be found at the County Recorder’s office. Richards reportedly hasn’t been coming to his $197,000 a year job for several weeks now; RVSD officials say he gave no reason for the resignation. Due to resigning, the district is not required to offer him a severance package. He’ll have to return the loan money with six months.

retailers stepped in and filed suit. The ordinance banned plastic bags but didn’t affect paper bags. The bag industry argued that the lack of regulation of paper bags would result in worse environmental consequences than having both paper and plastic available. Two lower courts agreed, but the state Supreme Court in July 2011 overturned the decisions on appeal and upheld the Manhattan Beach ban on single-use bags in the city’s approximately 200 stores. The case was bolstered by the city’s relatively small size, about 33,000, which theoretically underscored its low impact on the environment. “Substantial evidence and common sense support the city’s determination that its ordinance would have no significant environmental effect,” the state Supreme Court concluded. Bag-ban proponents in Marin maintained that banning plastic and putting a fee on paper results in a clear environmental benefit because it reduces the total use of all singleuse bags, paper and plastic—which means the Marin ordinance qualifies for an exemption from the state environmental review rules. In its suit against the county, Save the Plastic Bag disagrees. The county won its case in Marin Superior Court. Save the Plastic Bag Coalition appealed. Briefs have been filed, but no date has been set for the appeal. The uncertainty of the outcome has put an effective hold on other Marin cities joining Fairfax and the county in enacting bans. The manufacturers may be fighting a rear-guard action, but it’s working—at least for now. When the county passed its ordinance, advocates hoped that other cities would move ahead with their own versions. Even better, they said, cities could join in a group effort and help each other pass similar bans that would provide as uniform a ban as possible across the county. Green Cities California has been working to help cities do just that. It offered itself as a kind of clearinghouse for local jurisdictions that wanted to proceed with bans and created models on which the jurisdictions could shape their own ordinances. Carol Misseldine, director of Green Cities California, says, “We now have 30 ordinances that cover 50 jurisdictions.” That progress came from work at Green Cities and other organizations as well as a general cultural shift that has swept across the state. The mushrooming of local ordinances “has all happened in the last couple of years,” says Misseldine. “I’m really impressed with that momentum.” But the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition appeal still hangs. Although the uncertainty has stalled progress toward additional bans in the county, the Marin Hazardous and Solid Waste agency may step in and offer cities the same sort of cooperative effort that Green Cities has helped spread across the state. The joint powers agency counts the cities and the county as members. “Many of the cities are interested, but they have sort of shied away from any ordinances because of the threat of litigation from the American Chemistry Council,” says Bob Brown. He’s the former San Rafael community development director

who volunteered to work on the issue as part of a working group aimed at taking a bag ban out to the cities. “San Rafael is trying to work through the county’s [hazardous and solid waste agency] to get that group to fund an environmental assessment, which probably would end up in a negative declaration, which the state Supreme Court has accepted in the case of Manhattan Beach.” A subcommittee at the hazardous and solid waste agency met to look into options. The subcommittee reported to the board, whose members asked for more information. The subcommittee is expected to return to the board with a full report in August. Part of the report will deal with exactly which members will pay how much for any studies the agency decides to conduct. If the board decides to proceed, its first step could be an initial study, which, according to an agency staff report, would cost $17,580. A group of attorneys representing the cities has “looped into the process through the subcommittee,” says San Rafael City Councilman Damon Connolloy. “We have been advised that completing an initial study will determine the most appropriate next steps regarding environmental review.” The initial study could point to the need for a categorical exemption, which would cost $19,220, the staff report estimates. The next step up the environmental review finance ladder would be a negative declaration (“a document that states upon completion of an initial study that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment,” according to CEQA) at an estimated cost of $25,884; and finally, a mitigated negative declaration, which would cost an estimated $27,419. The staff report says the cost for environmental review will not raise rates charged to tip waste at the landfill (from which the agency receives the lion’s share of its funding) “because there are funds available” in the operating budget. In any case, the report continues, “the expense will not exceed $44,999 for a complete [environmental report] and less than $30,000 for a [negative declaration]. Spreading the cost among member agencies is one of the tactics advocates hope cities will use to produce a mutually acceptable environmental report that each could use as a foundation for its ordinances—and which could provide a bulwark against legal action from the industry. One issue still to be determined is how to apportion the percentages of the cost if one or more members decide not to participate. Fairfax, for instance, already has a bag-ban law, as does the county. And there’s still that appeal hanging out there. Misseldine says she knows some of the cities want to learn the outcome before taking action. But it may take until the end of this year or even next year for that to happen, according to Connolly. “I know there are some [cities] that are getting impatient and just want to move forward,” says Misseldine. “My advice when I’m asked by any of the cities is to tell them get everything in place. Get your ordinance written. Get your staff report written. And then wait.” (Green Cities has 10 > AUGUST 3-AUGUST 9, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 9

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models on its website available for downloading.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;As soon as this is decided, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m conďŹ dent that it will be decided in our favor, they can adopt the laws.â&#x20AC;? Although bag-ban advocates believe the tide has turned, harassment lawsuits, even if they are unsuccessful, still cost cash-strapped cities precious ďŹ nancial resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The driver for good policy such as [bag bans], should not be the fear of getting sued,â&#x20AC;? says Connolly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we are taking the approach with the advice of the city attorneysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; group that in order to achieve efďŹ ciencies in terms of joint action, sharing costs and taking the right approach in terms of the environmental review, we should go ahead and do the initial study through the [solid waste agency] subcommittee.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the lawsuit opposing the Marin County ban, Save the Plastic Bag also is suing San Francisco over its plan to expand its ban on single-use bags. The city adopted its expanded bag ordinance using a categorical exemption. Save the Plastic Bag requested a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the city from preparing to implement its expanded ban, set to take effect in October. A San Francisco Superior Court judge denied the request. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The showing of harm is vague and speculative,â&#x20AC;? wrote Judge Teri L. Jackson. And the tide may be turning at the statewide level. In 2010, a bill that would have imposed a ban on single-use bags died in the state Senate on a 14-21 vote. Supporters said

the experience was a team-building exercise and they would return. This year another statewide single-use bag ban law is on the table. According to Californians Against Waste, â&#x20AC;&#x153;AB 298 will prohibit stores from distributing single-use carryout bags. Reusable bags, paper bags and compostable bags (in some jurisdictions) can be made available for sale. The bill also requires stores to provide plastic bag recycling collection bins and creates a reusable bag certiďŹ cation program.â&#x20AC;? The bill passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations by a 5-2 vote July 2. AB 298 â&#x20AC;&#x153;is really good news,â&#x20AC;? says Misseldine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am convinced that one of the reasons we have another piece of statewide legislation being considered is because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been such extraordinary momentum generated by the adoption of so many local ordinances.â&#x20AC;? Susan Adams played a signiďŹ cant role in the effort to pass the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bag ban. She recently attended a National Association of Counties General Assembly; the committee that deals with the environment, energy and land use passed a resolution supporting a nationwide ban on plastic bags. Statewide and nationwide bans represent the best solution, says Adams: â&#x20AC;&#x153;No retailer would have an advantage or disadvantageâ&#x20AC;? based on geography. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems we have won,â&#x20AC;? says Misseldine. We are taking the [legal] harassment now, but the public is with us, the momentum is with us.â&#x20AC;? < Contact the writer at


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1ST PLACE | “PLAY” | MARIN HEADLANDS | LARRY NIENKARK Suburban milieu is supposed to be bucolic, not shattering. Where we seek affirmation, ‘Play’ delivers denial. But amidst the shards, rubble and rot, here stands a shelter, a platform, one voice that’s clear above the din. Not to mention an acute knowledge of the color wheel. Take that, Banksy.

2ND PLACE | “HILL WITH A VIEW” | HORSE HILL | MARJORIE SCARBOROUGH “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him”—Revelation, 6:9. No, ‘Hill With a View’ does not presage the End Times. Rather, it is a harbinger of hope—hope in the artistic ideal that equine, architecture and cumulonimbus cloud can share space in this triptych foundation of a dream, or a nightmare. A lucky shot? Horse feathers!


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GENERAL–MARIN PEOPLE, PETS & ANIMALS 1ST PLACE | “ANCIENT LIGHT” WOODACRE OPEN SPACE DEVIN WILSON Since light from some stars may take 100 million years to reach earth—this literally is ‘ancient light.’ But this shot isn’t about science —it’s about the existential loneliness of hurtling through space upon the Big Blue Marble with nothing guaranteed but a distant-future collision with astrological bodies now humming along the banks of a galaxy beyond that of our sight or imagination. On second thought, it is about science. We had a snow globe like this once.

3RD PLACE “MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU” SAN RAFAEL NICOLE RYAN ‘Madly in Love’ you say? You call this love? All you do is take, take, take... and then fly off to pollinate some other Rose, Daisy or Lily! And have you ever taken me to your hive? Not once!


2ND PLACE | “SHELTERING BEE” | TAMALPAIS VALLEY | ARNIE BATTAGLENE To capture the essence of nature on film is to momentarily freeze the march of time and gaze upon that which is meant to be unseeable. Or, as Dorthea Lange put it, ‘the space-time continuum is for chumps.’ Here, we take particular comfort in color, focus and the knowledge that everybody lays down on the job from time to time.

3RD PLACE | “WATCHFUL TULE ELK” | PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE MARJORIE SCARBOROUGH Can the wind blow pride? Can fields bend in stoicism? Can an ungulate belittle us with its gaze? Thoreau said, ‘a howling wilderness does not howl.’ But it can stoop to condescend.

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1 PLACE Larry Nienkark 2ND PLACE Marjorie Scarborough 3RD PLACE Nicole Ryan Honorable Mention: Rick Trautner

1 PLACE Larry Nienkark 2ND PLACE Devin Wilson 3RD PLACE Cassandra Mellen Honorable Mention: Deborah Martin

1 PLACE Mary Tsolakis 2ND PLACE Mary Frandina 3RD PLACE Frances Farley Honorable Mention: John Carr

1 PLACE Taylor Gumm 2ND PLACE Taylor Gumm 3RD PLACE Annika Mellen




1 PLACE Devin Wilson 2ND PLACE Arnie Battaglene 3RD PLACE Marjorie Scarborough Honorable Mention: Lynne Simon

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GENERAL–M A N I P U L AT E D I M A G E S 2ND PLACE | “TURBINE MAST” WOODACRE | DEVIN WILSON Words, they say, can’t describe true art. To which we reply: Oh yeah? How ‘bout grainy, ominous, geometric, doom, isosceles, wind, Woodacre, autocratic, phallic, dystopian, inhumanity, Orwellian? Hmm. Maybe ‘they’ were right.

3RD PLACE “LOVING LOVE OF FIRE” LIMANTOUR BEACH CASSANDRA MELLEN Art and metallurgy—the flames of creativity are blue within each. But where the latter pounds its hatchling into shapes envisioned by the ancients, the former builds beyond foundations toward a more towering achievement—a colossal game of Jenga, taking from the past to better serve the present. You may look at ‘Lasting Love of Fire’ and think, ‘my kid spilled Kool-Aid that looked like that!’ To which we reply: that’s exactly the point.

1ST PLACE | “GULL” | FORT BAKER | LARRY NIENKARK ‘Out of the everywhere, into here’ comes this gull, a winged sage with no stomach for fools, and a big stomach for discarded sandwich crusts. Emerson wrote that the ‘feathered beasts cast knowing judgment upon man’—and if this squawker’s steely gaze is any indication, he finds us in contempt. Glad to see this was a ‘manipulated image.’

OLDER ADULT–M A R I N I M A G E S 1ST PLACE | “MCCLURE’S BEACH” | WEST MARIN | TOM CROUSE If nature paints from its own palette, then McClure’s Beach is the Jackson Pollock of Marin shorelines. Every bit as temperamental, every bit as bald. Is it art? Who cares... the tidepooling’s great!

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OLDER ADULT– M A R I N I M A G E S 2ND PLACE | “CRONKHITE STEPS” MARIN HEADLANDS JACK ANDROVICH Transition. Descent. Emergence. Discovery. Stairwells are about paradox, a hurried resolution to a fleeting mystery. This happens to be from a fort well prepared, but never deployed; a garrison of defense, never called to defend. Whether the steps are leading up or down isn’t the point—it’s that you take the journey, my son.

3RD PLACE “FRANK’S TOWER” MARIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE GEORGE CUNHA In architecture, as in life, we often need—no, demand!—to reflect, to emerge, to evolve, to contradict. To be the sharp obstruction in a smoothened semicircle. We’ll leave the phallic symbolism—in image and title —for the art history professors to point out.


1ST PLACE | “ARTFUL ARTIST” | SAN RAFAEL | MARY TSOLAKIS ‘I know I’ll regret you, but the skin-graft man won’t get you—you’ll be there when I die,’ Pete Townshend softly observed in ‘Tattoo.’ The temporal nature of art has fascinated philosophers for millennia. And whether it be the rains that wash chalk from pavement, or dermatological decomposition at six feet under, one thing’s clear—enjoy those pretty colors while you can.


2ND PLACE | “UNDER MARIN SKIES” MARIN HEADLANDS | MARY FRANDINA If Marin is indeed ‘a different planet,’ as some suggest, then it is one whose atmosphere is ingestible by all. Our borders may be restricted by ocean, mountain and real estate values—but they are open nonetheless. And as the call of Marin is that of a siren’s song of the sea, beware weary travelers— her undertow is strong.

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OLDER ADULT– M A R I N P E O P L E , P E T S & A N I M A L S 3RD PLACE | “ITCHY BLUE HERON” | MARIN HEADLANDS | FRANCES FARLEY When the world is too much with him, poet Wendell Berry lies down ‘where the great heron feeds’—and who can blame him? Confident, noble, determined and prepared, Ardea herodias can take what the winds of Neptune blow at him. Leap when the bobcat strikes! Pounce when the fish meets surface! And scratch when you get that itch!


1ST PLACE | “OTHER WORLDS” | NOVATO | TOM CROUSE We’ve visited those worlds—and from the looks of this, their access tends to be via two measures tonic, one Grand Marnier. The journey’s a blast, but coming back to earth can really be the pits.

2ND PLACE | “BACK IN A MOMENT” | SAN RAFAEL/MT. TAM | JACOB BARNETT Like a taut film noir, we’re left with more answers than questions. Where’d he go? What sort of office has two outside facing walls and floats on a hill? But in the end, all we really want to know is: Who killed our partner Miles Archer—and whatever happened to the Falcon...? AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 15

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3RD PLACE “TWO SAILBOATS ON THE BAY” SAUSALITO | GAIL PIERCE They say white is the most difficult ‘color’ in art—but when it is used well it can bring anything and everything to an image. Archaic, nautical, icy, luminous, reflective, nostalgic, frigid, the list goes on. And, this may be the cognac speaking, but is that the Hindu god Ganesh staring back at us from on top?

1ST PLACE | “SAMMY THE DOG” | ROSS | TAYLOR GUMM If happiness is a warm puppy—then is ecstasy a dog’s moist nose and drool-soaked muzzle? Don’t look so cocky, Mr. Woofers, he who controls the dog chow controls the world.

YOUTH– A l l I M A G E S 3RD PLACE “A PEEK AT THE PALACE” MARIN HEADLANDS ANIKA MELLEN Cinematically framed in International Orange, this treatment of the Palace is a mis-en-scene throwback to Ford, Ozu and, dare we say, the tourist in the right lane. It’s the unsettling cables down the middle that strike to the heart of the observer—a metaphoric reminder that, like humanity itself, even the artistic wonders of the world come with emotionally crippling obstruction.

2ND PLACE | “GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE” SAUSALITO | TAYLOR GUMM By definition, architecture is inherently at odds with nature. Yet the real-world coexistence between weldings and water, steel and steppe, concrete and creature can occasionally render something greater than its individual parts. And while some will argue that nature’s fighting a losing battle, we’ve got our eye on Captain Feathers there, who’s zeroing in for some collateral damage on some poor sap’s front windshield. 16 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9, 2012

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Just who are those judges? John Bowman is co-editor of the Whistlestop Express with his wife, Valerie. John is a retired newspaper editor. He enjoyed a 37-year career in journalism, working for award-winning newspapers in Indiana, Illinois and California. He directed the re-design of daily newspapers in Illinois and California. He and Valerie both love taking photos and have taken photography workshops. John has helped judge past Whistlestop photo contests. Mark Lindsay teaches painting, digital photography, Photoshop and asset management for photographers. A recognized expert in Photoshop and digital imaging, he speaks often to trade groups, enthusiasts and professions. He also teaches a bookmaking course at College of Marin. He earned his BS in Professional Photography at RIT and later earned his MFA in Studio Arts at John F. Kennedy University. Missy Reynolds has had an eye for design all her life. Her past incarnations include wedding photographer, jewelry photographer, graphic designer for Gambit Weekly in New Orleans, art director for a nonprofit association in Washington, D.C., and art director for Clothilde Designs. She currently is art director for the Pacific Sun and enjoys designing jewelry and raising her twin boys. Terry Scussel’s lifelong passion for photography and 25 years of advocacy for his daughter’s rights and resources as a person with disabilities were natural pathways for him. Currently Terry makes a living as a management consultant with a focus on nonprofit management, paratransit transportation, document management and as a photographic artist. He also serves on several Marin County based nonprofit boards supporting older adults and people with disabilities, including Whistlestop, Marin Ventures and Public Authority In-Home Supportive Services of Marin County.

BEST IN SHOW | “STAR SHOWER” | FORT BAKER |ANIKA MELLEN Whether this be fireworks enthusiasts enjoying a holiday on the bay, or doomed refugees fleeing Mekong Delta gunners in ‘74, the message is the same—the shifting waters of humankind are fed by rivers dyed with red. Thomas Aquinas once wrote, ‘the stars define the heavens; the oceans define the earth.’ He was wrong.

Julie Vader had extensive training as a photographer at the University of Michigan, but got serious about it only after the advent of the digital age when she realized she didn’t have to discolor her fingernails in darkroom chemicals ever again. She prefers to shoot children and animals because they don’t complain about how they look. Her work has won several awards and has appeared in many magazines and hundreds of websites, including those for the Smithsonian and Fodor’s, and, of course, the Pacific Sun. <


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You state that creating policy change is about collaboration and building lasting positive relationships in your community. How do you do that? PHH: This has been a critical part of the work that we do. It makes the work stronger and makes us all feel more supported. We think the best way to build a positive relationship is through collaboration, and always looking out to be sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re benefiting each other. We never ask for anything unless we have something positive to return. This makes both sides Pam Hartwell-Herrero feel really good about You two seem to think that continuwhatever it is weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on. ing to pollute our natural resources is It is critical for advocacy groups to so yesterday! Today is about sustainapproach all potential collaborators in a ability. What is your own personal really respectful way, with the belief that deďŹ nition of sustainability? workable, win-win solutions are possible. Lisa Chipkin: We believe a thriving This approach inspires people to want to community, one in which there is a strong work with you, garners the support you sense of place, connectedness and belongneed for your issue or cause, and helps ing, as well as a strong local economy build the coalitions that allow you to beand a healthy diverse environment, is a come more effective in your work. sustainable one. Pam Hartwell-Herrero: The more I live You write, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try to end meetings on with sustainability and birthing it into the a positive note.â&#x20AC;? Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that a challenge community and growing it in the commu- when discussing climate change, nity the more I feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about changing our water pollution, overcrowded landďŹ lls, culture to appreciate the abundance that escalating asthma rates and pesticidecomes with learning how to live differently ridden food? together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good culture that feels really LC: They are big and scary, especially rich and whole. when you look at them all at once on a LC: I also see sustainability as living global scale. But when you begin in your in full appreciation and respect for all own community, they become more members of the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;local and manageable, though still challenging...

Cultivating not taking it all personally should be part of the practice, otherwise weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just suffer endlessly and lose faith in the work and the process of bringing about positive change. It also comes back to relationshipsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in order to get a group of people to dedicate their time and energy to these really difďŹ cult problems, you have to have a really positive attitude, one of â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here to solve it.â&#x20AC;? Having this mind-set is incredibly important as you engage with like-minded others to build sustainability into the fabric of your local community, where you have more control. You also have to trust that your local efforts are part of a greater whole that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily see in every moment, and that all efforts made, no matter how small or large, make a difference and are needed to create the thriving sustainable world in which we want to live. Explain your collaboration with county supervisors and city councilmembers. How much caffeine does it take to stay awake during the meetings? PHH: Elected ofďŹ cials serve under the great challenge of meeting the needs of their whole community, so sometimes it can be especially helpful for them to have the support of advocacy groups. We are fortunate to have had some really effective leaders amongst our elected ofďŹ cials, people like Hal Brown and Charles McGlashan, who took on and championed projects like Marin Clean Energy and the plastic bag ban brought to them by advocacy groups. Sometimes they provide support from their staff, or a city council will direct staff to take time to work with advocates to develop a really progressive green building ordinance for their community, etc. Many of these kinds

of projects and ordinances have become models for other communities around the country. Elected ofďŹ cials can also dedicate funds or direct grant money to advocacy groups to complete projects more effectively than they can due to bureaucracy and limited staff time. At the town level they can author and support a variety of local ordinances and resolutions that make big leaps for sustainability. Fairfax council recently passed the most progressive contract with a garbage â&#x20AC;&#x153;resourceâ&#x20AC;? hauler that will help get the community to 94 percent diversion away from the landďŹ ll for items at the curbside. This contract will act as a model for other communities. You write, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just begin.â&#x20AC;? Author Jean Shinoda Bolen claims Mother Earth is sending us an urgent message to â&#x20AC;&#x153;gather the women and save the world.â&#x20AC;? What message can you give to women who may be afraid to step up and speak out against environmental degradation? PHH and LC: We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe our book is directed just to women; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for everyone. Women seem to often hold a lot of the weight of this kind of work and do it incredibly well, but of course there are also wonderful men involved. Really we need men, women, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;people of all ages to step up and participate in whatever ways they can so that change can happen. At the same time, perhaps because we give birth, women tend to have that drive to nurture and will often be inclined to mother in their community in some way. And women can feel really isolated and terriďŹ ed about the world we are bringing our children into. But getting together with other women and men to change the world is a healing salve for that despair as well as a powerful way to model to our children that change is possible. It can also be easy to get out of balance and burn out doing this kind of work as we become overly passionate about the causes to which we are committed. So, working to retain balance and joy is crucialâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;without that we are not as effective. Ultimately, working in this way with like-minded others, being committed to positive change and bringing heart, humorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to laugh, it can feel all the more intense and scaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;intelligence and persistence to the work should feel good and be fun. And youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to make some great new friends and gain a support system in the process. < To support these visionary local authors, order the book at



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Film Night in the Park presents ‘Ratatouille’ Friday night at 8pm in Greenbrae’s Creekside Park. Donations appreciated; popcorn, candy and soda pop available for purchase. Call 272-2756 or visit for info. O The Amazing Spider-Man (2:16) Prequel reveals how teen screw-up Peter Parker became everyone’s favorite human arachnid; Andrew Garfield stars. O La Bayadere (3:00) Petipa’s dance-crazy extravaganza of love and loss in colorful India is brought to dazzling life by late choreographer Rudolf Nureyev and the Paris Opera Ballet. O Beasts of the Southern Wild (1:33) Highly acclaimed film fest fave about life in a Louisiana bayou as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. O Bernie (1:44) Dark comedy about the unlikely real-life romance between a morticianturned-murderer and a much-despised Texas heiress; Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black star. O The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1:58) Maggie Smith and Judi Dench head to India for some postretirement exotica and find themselves living in a run-down yet charming old palatial hotel. O Bill W. (1:43) Documentary looks at the life and times of Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, through interviews and seldom-seen archival materials. O The Bourne Legacy (2:05) A novice secret agent with dreams of being the next Jason Bourne is forced to go on the run, spooks on his tail; Rachel Weisz and Albert Finney star. O Brave (1:35) Disney cartoon about an impetuous princess, an eccentric witch, troublemaking triplets and an ancient curse that threatens their kingdom. O The Dark Knight Rises (2:45) Bruce (Batman) Wayne emerges from self-imposed exile to take on a ruthless terrorist as well as the fabulously feline Catwoman; Christopher Nolan directs Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway. O DCI 2012: Big, Loud and Live 9 (5:15) Drum Corps International celebrates its 40th anniversary with five-plus hours of magnificent marching music, presented live from the DCI World Championship in Indianapolis. O Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (1:34) Wimpy little Greg Heffley tries to navigate the shoals of summer vacation (camp, parttime jobs, public swimming pools) with the expected horrific results. O An Evening with H.P. Lovecraft (2:30) Double bill of moody, atmospheric period pieces based on the works of the cult horror icon: “The Call of Cthulhu” (2005) and “The Whisperer in Darkness” (2011). O Farewell, My Queen (1:40) Sumptuous French costume drama about Marie Antoi-

nette’s clever if coldblooded plot to escape the encroaching mob by switching places with her lady in waiting. O Gerhard Richter Painting (1:37) Loving documentary portrait of the acclaimed abstract painter features interviews, archival material and exciting footage of the artist at work. O Ice Age: Continental Drift (1:34) Manny, Diego and company find the long trek home beset by high seas and rambunctious pirates! O The Impostor (1:35) Docu-thriller about a 13-year-old Texas boy who vanished and reappeared three years later in a Spanish village with a different face, a new accent and many unanswered questions. O The Intouchables (1:52) True tale of the bond that developed between a disabled French aristocrat and his caretaker, a black Muslim ex-con. O Magic Mike (1:50) Stephen Soderbergh dramedy about a male stripper and the life wisdom he imparts to a young novice. O Moonrise Kingdom (1:33) An island community is turned upside down when two 12year-olds run off into the wilderness to make a life of their own; Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are among the clueless grownups. O Nitro Circus: The Movie (1:28) Nitro Circus’s death-defying daredevils perform an array of awe-inspiring stunts for the amusement of you, the audience. O The Queen of Versailles (1:40) Documentary focuses on Florida billionaires David and Jackie Siegel and their obsession to build the biggest, most ostentatious mansion in the USA. O Ruby Sparks (1:44) A novelist with writer’s block creates a character so lively and inspirational, she appears out of thin air and in the (comely) flesh. O San Francisco Jewish Film Festival The 32nd annual fest offers three days of comic, tragic, insightful, toe-tapping independent Jewish cinema; call 621-0523 or visit for schedule and info. O Savages (2:11) Oliver Stone thriller about three pot-dealing hippies who take on a Mexican drug cartel; Salma Haykek, Uma Thurman and Benicio Del Toro star. O Step Up: Revolution (1:39) The dancing demons of a cutting-edge flash mob take on a real estate tycoon who wants to level a historic Miami neighborhood! O Ted (1:46) Thirty years after a childhood wish brought his teddy bear to life, business executive Mark Wahlberg can’t shake the damned thing. O To Rome With Love (1:52) Woody Allen kaleidoscope about interconnecting lives in the Eternal City; Ornella Muti, Judy Davis, Penelope Cruz and Roberto Benigni star. O Total Recall (1:58) Remake of the Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic stars Colin Farrell as a blue-collar dreamer whose life is upended when he goes on a brain-implant fantasy vacation; Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel costar. O The Watch (1:38) Four middle-aged suburbanites are all that stand between planet Earth and total annihilation at the hands of cleverly disguised alien invaders; Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughan star. O Yogi Bear The pic-a-nic-lovin’ grizzly saves Jellystone Park from real estate developers with a little help from Ranger Smith and, of course, Boo-Boo.

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12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:35, 10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:20 Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 12:05, 1:20, 2:35, 3:50, 5, 6:15, 7:25, 8:55, 9:50 Century Rowland Plaza: 9:55, 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:15, 9:30 Farewell, My Queen (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:25, 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 NGerhard Richter Painting (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Wed-Thu 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:20, 4:30, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 7 Century Rowland Plaza: 10:15, 2:55, 7:35; 3D showtimes at 12:35, 5:15, 10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 The Imposter (R) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 2:15, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 2:15, 5, 7:30 Tue-Wed 5, 7:30 Thu 2:45, 5, 7:30 The Intouchables (R) ++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10 NLa Bayadere (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Tue 6:30 Magic Mike (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:20, 10:10 SatSun 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10:10 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:10 Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:10 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 8 Sun-Thu 7 NNitro Circus: The Movie (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: WedThu 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 The Queen of Versailles (PG) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon-Wed 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Thu 4:30, 9 Ruby Sparks (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:40, 2:20, 5,

7:40, 10:20 NSan Francisco Jewish Film Festival (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sat-Mon Visit sfjff. org for schedule Savages (R) +++1/2 Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 12:50, 3:55, 7, 10:05 Step Up: Revolution (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 4:45, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:05, 7:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 10, 2:50, 7:45; 3D showtimes at 12:25, 5:20, 10:20 Ted (R) + Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 To Rome With Love (R) ++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Tue 11:15, 1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 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 Tue-Wed 4:30, 7:10 Total Recall (PG-13) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:15, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:40 11:15, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 4:35, 5:35, 6:35, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 10:05, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7:05, 8:30, 10:05 Thu 10:05, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7:05, 8:30, 10:05, 11:15 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Tue 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40 The Watch (R) ++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 8, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5:25, 8, 10:25 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:50 Century Northgate 15: 11:40, 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9, 10:30 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, Wed 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:30 Tue 2:30, 5, 7:30 Thu 12:10 Yogi Bear (PG) Century Rowland Plaza: Tue, Thu 10am CinéArts at Marin: Tue noon

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›› 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

‘Hava Nagila (The Movie)’ is just one of the delights screening at the 32nd annual Jewish Film Festival this weekend at the Rafael. AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 9, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 23

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

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

Live music 08/03-04: Yonder Mountain String Band Original Americana. With special guest Phil Lesh. 7:30 pm. $30. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 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. 08/03: Contino Blues, Americana. 6-8 pm. Free. Oak Plaza, Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 479-3212. 08/03: Doc Kraft Dance Band Swing, latin, country, jazz, reggae and rock, dance music. 8:30pm.1:30am. $5 at the door Presisio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 601-7858. 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.

08/03: El Radio Fantastique Original Americana. 9 pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

08/03:Bobby Joe Owens and the Allstar Band Featuring Joe Fonzi, Jerry Owens and Bob Sarlatte. 8:30 pm. $15. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 08/03:Mike Sailiani Band Americana. 9pm. $5. Old Western Saloon, Main St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661.

08/04-05: 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. 08/04: Jenny Kerr Band Acoustic Americana. 12-3 pm. No cover. Sand Dollar, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. 868-0434. 08/04: Kyle Jester Band Americana. 9pm.-1am.

BEST BET Blane can write!

Many John Hughes movie-obsessed children of the ‘80s remember him as Blane—the rich kid with a heart, the linen suit-wearing sensitive type who falls for the poor and creative and academically driven Andie in Pretty in Pink. Wethe girls and boys of the ‘80s—loved this fictional creation of Mr. Dreamboat Sweetheart. These days, however, ANDREW MCCARTHY is up to something other than dodging drooling teenage girls: namely, a successful, award-winning new career as a travel writer, his words gracing pages of acclaimed publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure and many others. He’s written a few books, too, including his soon-to-be-released travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, which shares his personal story of seeking answers to life’s big questions in some of the world’s big places, like Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Amazon River. And, though some of us want to clutch McCarthy’s sweet little teenaged Blane tight in the tangled masses of our jelly bracelets, his efforts to take on challenges with grown-up honesty and share his insights with readers make him all the more lovable. Book Passage features McCarthy as a part of its fantastic Travel Writing Conference. Let’s all give McCarthy a big warm Marin welcome at 8:30pm on Friday, Aug. 10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. $10 (free for conferHe’ll always be sweet teen-aged Blane to us. ence participants). —Dani Burlison


F R I D AY AU G U S T 3 — F R I D AY AU G U S T 1 0 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar $5. Old Western Saloon, Main St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1661.

08/04: Mindy Canter and Fluteus Maximus Blues and jazz flute. Original, groove oriented flute and vocals. 8-11pm. Nourish, 475 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley. 381-4400. 08/04: Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion Latin music night with Afro-Cuban rhythms, dance lesson, outdoor, wooden dance floor, picnics, dinner, playground, dancing cocktails. 7-10pm. Adults $20-25, Kids 6-18 $5, 5 and under free, Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. 08/04: Paul Thorn Band Rock. 8:30 pm. $27-30. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 08/04: The Tickets Band “Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time.” classic rock dance party show. 8:30pm.-midnight. $5. The Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker/Travis Marina, Sausalito. 332-2319. 08/04: Unauthorized Rolling Stones Stones 50th Anniversary party show. 9 pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 08/08: Dave Getz Trio Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 08/08: Matt Eakle Flute. With Joey Edelman, piano; Alex Baum, bass; Jack Dorsey, drums. 8pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005.

08/08: New Riders of the Purple Sage Psychedelic Americana, rock. With David Nelson, guitar; Buddy Cage, pedal steel; Michael Falzarano, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Johnny

08/04: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax.

08/05: Carrie and Michael Kline Appalachian. Guitar and vocals. From Elkins, W.Virginia, the Klines play traditional Appalachian Music and a special tribute to Kate Wolf. 8-10:15pm. $15-20. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sr. Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo . 08/05: Dark Hollow Band Bluegrass. 12-3pm. No cover. Sand Dollar, 3458 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. 868-0434. 08/05: David Correa and Casca Guitar. Latin, world. Part of the Outdoor Summer Music Series. 2-4pm. Free. Town Center, Tamalpais Dr. exit off Hwy. 101, Corte Madera. 924-2961. 08/05: Firewheel Classic and original roots rock, blues and country. 1-5pm. $5 adults, kids free. Maple Lawn Estate, 1312 Mission St. , San Rafael. 721-7661. 08/05: Open Mic with Diana Lerwick First Sunday night monthly. Accompaniment provided upon request. Classic space near a lovely beach. 8pm-midnight. Free. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. 08/05: Skin and Bone Jazz and world music honoring the 75th birthday of pianist Si Perkoff. With Max Perkoff, trombone and piano; Sam Bevan, bass; Ian Dogole, world percussion. Free CD with advance tickets. 4-5:30pm. $10 Adults. $5 12 & under. JB Piano Co., 540 Irwin St., San Rafael. 726-6282.

08/06: Bluegrass Open Mic and Jam Advanced and intermediate players are invited to participate, and may lead a couple songs, take instrumental breaks, or just be a background player. 7:3010pm. Free. Seahorse Restaurant, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 08/07: Core Tuesday Danny Uzilevsky & Jonathan Korty host Bay Area artists. 9:30 pm.1:30am. Free. 19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax . 08/07: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 08/07: Swing Fever “Thriving on a Riff: Piano Trio Music of Nat King Cole.” 7-11pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant,

Celebrate 50 years of the Stones with Rudy Colombini and the Unauthorized Rolling Stones at the Sweetwater on Saturday.

ViDEO A study of age-old questions


Joseph Cedarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oscarnominated Israeli film, FOOTNOTE, finds high comedy behind the stately halls and walls of academeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and its honorary academies, where even the driest journal article carries with it the thrill of someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory and the agony Humorous Talmudic scholars? Who knew? of someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defeat. Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi are father and son Talmudic scholars Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik. Eliezer is a lifelong grammarian and stodge, with a look of constant bewilderment on his face at the way his colleagues have settled their academic standards. Uriel is the fieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up-and-coming rock star, famous for his groundbreaking theories of Jewish gender and charismatic lectures. When the phone rings awarding Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest academic honor to the elder Shkolnik, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the capstone to a bitter 30-year career in the shadows and the validation of his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. But young Uriel is brought into an emergency session of the prize committee the next day and told that the award was meant for himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the ceremony will not proceed as announced without a fight. Adding insult to injury are his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly freewheeling comments made about him during an interview. A sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dilemma, where absolutely everyone involved is up to speed on the back story.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Richard Gould

Markowski, drums and vocals; Ron Penque, bass and vocals. 8 pm. $25. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 08/08: Radney Foster â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opry at the Opera House.â&#x20AC;? Original country, Americana, rock. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let this Nashville superstar slip by your cool radar. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to be a great show. Also performing are Striking Matches and the Silverado Pickups. Benefiting Notes for Education nonprofit. 7pm. $35-75. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. (707) 226-7372.

08/08: Teja Gerken, Mark Goldenberg, Doug Adamz Acoustic fingerstyle guitars in the round. 9-11:30pm. No cover. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

08/08: The Pine Needles and the Lee Boys Americana, bluegrass. 8:30pm-midnight. $16. The Mystic Theater, 23 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma. 519-7048. 08/08: Tom Rigney and Flambeau Part of the Concert in the Plaza series. Bring a lawn chair, picnic and dance to some Cajun Fiddle music. 6-7:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Plaza, Throckmorton Ave, Mill valley. 721-1856.

08/09: Eric McFadden and Clowns in Orbit Featuring Kevin Carnes, Larry Boothroyd, Glenn Hartman and special guests. 9pm. $10. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 08/09: Eric Vaughn Quartet Jazz. With Eric Vaughn, piano; Bob Kenmotsu, saxophone; John Wiitala, bass and Kent Bryson, drums. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 08/09: Hills to Hollers Trio American music, bluegrass, work songs, romps and hollers. With vocalist$nstrumentalists Laurie Lewis, Linda Tillery and Barbara Higbie. 8-10:30pm. $13-15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455-Suite A East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161.

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08/10: The Nickel Slots,Todd Morgan and the Emblems Original music utilizing elements of American music including 1920-30s jazz, modern pop and rock. pm. $15-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 08/11: Kalahari Experience With members of Zulu Spear. 8-10pm. $15 advance, $20 door San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888.

Concerts 08/05: Agnew-McAllister Duo Aisling Agnew, flute; Matthew McAllister, guitar. 7-9pm. Donations. United Methodist Church, 1473 South Novato Blvd., Novato. 08/05: Opera Gala Benefits Marin Programs Champagne gala with performances by San

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08/09: MAGC Summer Concert Series: House Party Boogie Jump rhythm and blues. 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. 08/09: Wanda Stafford Jazz. 7-11pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 08/10: God Street Wine With Lo Faber, lead vocals, guitar; Aaron Maxwell, lead vocals, guitar; Dan Pifer, bass; Jon Bevo, keyboards and Tom Osander, drums. 9pm. $27. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 08/10: Miracle Mule Gumbo honky tonk. 8:30 pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219.

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Through 08/26: 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.

Through 09/30: A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Comedy 08/07: Mark Pitta Tuesday comedy night. With special guests. 8pm. $16-26. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

6-8pm. Free. Frame Crafters Gallery, 320 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae. 461-7688.

08/06-26: Mary Hardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Master Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treasures From The Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Botanical art that is not often seen; one that exalts plant matter as it exists within an ecosystem, with all its holes, rips, insect bites, dried leaves, withered seed blossoms, and empty seed pods.. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. 08/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Feathers and Bonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sharon Green, photography and paintings. 6-8pm. Free. Agne Correll, 86 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 380-7940.

08/10-09/30: 14th Annual Box Show Opening reception 3-5pm Aug. 12. Closing party/ live auction 3-6pm Sept. 30. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347.

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.

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

Through 08/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sojourns: Gallery Route Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Member Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; With artworks by Mimi Abers, Mary M.Eubank, Eric Engstrom, Tim Graveson, Madeline Hope, Candace Loheed, Geraldine LiaBraaten, Diana Marto, Zea Morvitz, Dorothy Nissen, Suzanne Parker, Andrew Romanoff. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. Through 08/06:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Outsidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Plein-air painting exhibition. 10am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. Through 08/12: July Exhibtions Works by Don Ed Hardy; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trees Dreaming,â&#x20AC;? Una Hayes Ingram; Anna Case-Hofmeister, photography. 1-4pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-0330.

Through 08/18:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Journey: Chronicles in Clay Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Terra Linda Ceramic Artists chronicle their personal journey working in clay. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. or Through 08/19:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Horizonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Artwork by MarinMOCA artist members will be featured in the main gallery exhibition. Works by Richmond artist Jeffrey Sully will be in the Hamilton Gallery. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 637-9730.

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Musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave. 7:30pm. Aug. 3; 2pm. Aug. 4-5. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

08/03: First Fridays at Frame Crafters Gallery Eva Mautner artist reception 6-8pm Aug. 3.


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Francisco Opera Adler Fellows will support S.F. Operaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education programs for Marin students and S.F. Opera preview lectures for adults in Marin. 2-4pm. $50. San Domenico Music Conservatory, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 924-9352.

Spalding. In the Valley Room of the Maurice Del Mue Galleries. Reception 4-7pm Aug. 12. 10:30am5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francs Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 ext. 252.

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,

Tim Weldon will showcase â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Junkyardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at his opening reception Saturday in Larkspur.

media assemblages by Marin County artist Tim Weldon. During the opening reception of his solo show the artist will share his creating process. Reception 4-6pm Aug. 4. 11am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. Through 08/30:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Realm of Dreamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Barbara Andino-Stevenson and Phyllis Thelen will present their own individual and collaborative works. Free. Alemany Library, Dominican University of California, Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. 482-2453.

Through 10/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Puzzled:Image, Art, & Metaphor by Brain Injury Survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

Talks/Lectures 08/10: Peace Activist Reports on Ecuador Task Force on the Americas President Camilla Schneider will report on a recent delegation to Ecuador and meeting with President Correa. Nationalization of extractive resources will also be discussed. 7:309:30pm. $5-10 donation. First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael. 924-3227.

Readings 08/03: Mick LaSalle Mick talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses,â&#x20AC;? about French cinemaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brilliant array of female actors. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/04: Judith Horstman Horstman discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind,â&#x20AC;? a detailed overview of the latest in neuroscience. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/05: Jack Beritzhoff Book Signing Longtime Marin resident will sign his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Seaman.â&#x20AC;? 3-5pm. Free. Folio 949, 1118 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 08/05: Michele Dunkerley Dunkerley presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Houses Made of Wood and Light.â&#x20AC;? This book introduces the life and architecture of West Coast modernist Henry A. Schubart, Jr. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

08/05: Robert Holmes at Book Passage, Corte Madera Holmes presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Travellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine Guide to California.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/07: Barry Kraft Shakespearean actor Barry Kraft reads from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin.â&#x20AC;? Larkin wrote of diminished expectations in work marked by a glum accuracy about emotions, places, and relationships. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/07: M.L. Stedman The author reads from her debut novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Light Between Oceans.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

08/07: Marin Poetry Center Poetry Traveling Show Reading of the season hosted by Gail Strickland and featuring Calvin Ahlgren, Gabrielle Rilleau, Robin Jacobson, Sandy Scull, Susan Terris and Laurel Feigenbaum. 7pm. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 889-5295. 08/08: Roger Housden Housden talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saved by Beauty: Adventures of an American

Romantic in Iran.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.


08/09: Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show Hosted by Laurel Feigenbaum and featuring: Donna Mussato, Margaret Stawowy, Marie Henry, Julia Vose, Lonner Holden and Jane Downs. 7-9pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center , 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. 889-5295. 08/09: Peter Greenberg Book Passage Travel Writers Conference special event. In conversation with Phil Cousineau. Peter Greenberg presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Places for Everything.â&#x20AC;? 8pm. $10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/09: Why There Are Words With authors Melissa Cistaro, David Corbett, Jennifer duBois, CJ Hribal, Kara Levy, Wendy Merrill and Frances Stroh. 7-9pm. $5. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272. 08/10: Andrew McCarthy Special Book Passage Travel Writers Conference event. In conversation with fellow editor Don George. Actor, director, and travel writer Andrew McCarthy discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lights, Camera ... Travel.â&#x20AC;? 8:30pm. $10. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.


Film Events 08/03: Film Night in the Park:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; This winner of five Academy Awards, follows a silent film star and young actress as they find love in the time of â&#x20AC;&#x153;talkies.â&#x20AC;? 8pm. Free, donations appreciated. Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756.


08/07:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Zurkhaneh: The House of Strengthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Part of the Tiburon International Film Festival. Documentary about the traditional gymnasium where a unique form of Iranian martial arts is practiced to the accompaniment of drumming, sung poetry and expressions of Shiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a devotion. 6-7:45pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871.


Community Events (Misc.) 08/03: 7th Annual Creekside Fridays Very popular summer family event. Bring blankets or chairs. Each week features Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 08/04: Be a WildCare Nature Guide Attend WildCareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free Terwilliger Nature Guide Orientation. Learn the natural history of local habitats and share your love of nature with small groups of kids. 11am-12:30pm. Free. WildCare, 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, . 453-1000, ext.13.

08/04: Ring Around the Bay: An Epic Wetland Restoration Project Join REI, Save The Bay and Marin County Parks for a morning of volunteer stewardship activities to restore native wetland habitat around the Bay. Please pre-register. Designed for ages 7 and older. 9am-noon. Free. Hal Brown Park at Creekside, 231 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. 463-6809. 08/05: 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.

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08/07: 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. 10am-


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12:15pm. $25 - $50 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher. Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre. 488-0164. 08/07: Storytellers Series Host Jay Blakesberg will sit down with Dennis “Wiz” Leonard, long time Grateful Dead audio guru, and one time Grateful Dead Manager Rock Scully. For this edition of Storytellers the focus of the discussion will be on Europe ‘72. 7pm. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 08/08: 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.

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08/06: Stories and More: Children’s Author Shirley Castro Shirley Castro will read silly stories

Through 10/27: Marin Open Garden Project Community Veggie Exchange

from her Pelican Family series and share information about pelican science and the real lives of these amazing winged creatures. 2:30-3:15pm. Free. Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 106.

9:30-10:30am. Free. Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley. 419-4941.

08/08:Wednesdays on Stage: Andy Strain, The Trombonist This amazing young musician will perform an improvised story using the rich and playful sounds of his trombone. 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Amphitheater, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 106.

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 08/04: Mt. Tamalpais Trail Crew Help to

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. 08/04:The 6th Annual Good Festival Community Green event put on by the youth in the area and benefitting San Geronimo and Fairfax Food Banks. Bounce house, ice cream, yoga class and food and live music. Noon-6pm. Free. Arti Natural Organic Indian Cafe, 7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo.

08/05: Sunday Special: Orange Sherbert Musical trio performs sweet songs about delicious food for families. 11am-noon. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 3894292 ext. 106.

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conduct tread and vegetation maintenance along shady Helen Markt Trail. Meet at 9am at the Cataract Trail Head on Bolinas-Fairfax Road. 9am-2pm. Free. Fairfax. 945-1128.

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. Ongoing: Plant A Tree Help plant a stand of oaks that will immediatly be sequestering carbon and purify rain from surrounding streets. Wear gloves. Must be 18 or older. Training and safety

Thursdays: Ross Valley Farmers Market

Put a smile on a seedling with Plant A Tree. regulations on day of planting. Call, email or check website for details. 9:30am-1:30pm. Free. Plant A Tree, Hwy 101/Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 721-4374.

Every Thurs. at the post office parking lot in the town of Ross. Features local farmers with organic fruits and veggies, cheeses, and bakery goods. 3-7pm. Free. Ross Farmers Market, Ross Common, Ross. 382-7846. Tuesdays: Novato Farmers Market Treat yourself to flavor-packed produce, a serenaded dinner, and a twilight stroll through downtown Novato. The market also features activities for children. 4-8pm. Grant Ave., Downtown, Novato. 472-6100.

Tuesdays: Tamalpais Valley Certified Farmers Market Local and regional farmers,

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

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

bakers, and vendors showcase fresh, diverse seasonal foods, flowers and more. Bring your own bags! 3-7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley, Tam Junction, 215 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 382-7846.

Wednesdays: Fairfax Farmers Market Wear some flowers in your hair at this charming market featuring West Marin farmers, food purveyors, and artists. Bring your own bags to help keep the event green. 4-8pm. Bolinas Park, Broadway Blvd and Pacheco Ave, Fairfax. 472-6100. <

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

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Week of August 2 – 8, 2012

ARIES (March 20 - April 19) This weekend you find interesting conversation to be more of a turn-on than any physical form of affection. It’s not that you aren’t in the mood for romance; it’s simply that an intriguing discussion makes for good foreplay. On Tuesday, you rediscover your inner homebody. You want to redecorate, cook something impressive and invite friends over for dinner. Hey. Perhaps while you’re cooking, your pals can assemble your new Ikea dining table...

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) The Moon in the escapist sign of Pisces on Friday and Saturday brings some relief from all the work duties that have been demanding your time. This is an opportunity to indulge the right side of the brain by being artistic, musical or magical. On Tuesday, your ruler (hedonistic Venus) stops craving intellectual stimulation and instead is looking for comforting food and drink. Never mind the library, where’s the pub?


GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) You believe you’re laying on the charm, but somehow the words don’t come out quite right. This is one week when conversation feels like a lost art. So you might want to consider delving into a project that doesn’t require collaboration or verbal interaction. After Tuesday, your innate ability to flirt and banter returns just as sociable Venus leaves your sign. You may remember HOW to be a charmer, you’re just not sure you WANT to be one.

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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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129838 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SOPHIA’S PARADISE; JEWELRY & MORE, 26 MEDWAY RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ERICKA A. BARILLAS CORADO, 345 BAHIA LN., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; DOUGLAS MUNDO, 345 BAHIA LN., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130010 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE PASQUAN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, 18 EUCALYPTUS RD., BELVEDERE, CA 94920: STEPHAN L. PASQUAN, 18 EUCALYPTUS RD., BELVEDERE, CA 94920; PAMELA PASQUAN, 15 PROSPECT AVE., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by a limited partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on June 11, 1997. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129864 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CARMEN ECOLOGICAL CONSULTING, 145 ELDRIDGE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: WILLIAM JOHN CARMEN, 145 ELDRIDGE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129849 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAUSALITO TACO SHOP, 1115 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: BREE THATCHER, 304 SACRAMENTO WAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. 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 July 3, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130030 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BAMBOO STUDIO, 720 BAMBOO TERRACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ANDREW WOLOSHKO, 720 BAMBOO TERRACE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; ANNA WOLOSHKO, 720 BAMBOO TERRACE, SAN

RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. 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 July 27, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129937 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as IMPROVCONSULTANTS, 116 VILLA AVENUE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LISA SAFRAN, 116 VILLA AVENUE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 13, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129976 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUCK NICKELS, 78 MADRONE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: LAWRENCE R. CRAGG, 78 MADRONE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on July 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130039 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HEAR SO GOOD, 2154 4TH ST. SUITE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LEE M. WEISSMAN Au.D AUDIOLOGIST PROFESSIONAL CORP., 2154 4TH ST. SUITE B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012)

997 All Other Legals 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. Registrant’s Name(s): MARK SINGERMAN, 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on June 29, 2012. (Pacific Sun: July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2012)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1203236. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JASYMIN MARIE SOLDATOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JASYMIN MARIE SOLDATOS to JASMYN MARIE SOLDATOS. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: September 10, 2012, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 16, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1203204. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SARAH ROSSI, 1012 2ND ST., NOVATO, CA 94945 filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ALYSSA LEIGH PARSEGIAN to ALYSSA LEIGH ROSSI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: September 17, 2012, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: July 11, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012)

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I met a woman, and we hit it off like wildfire. It seemed everything she said and did was perfect. In six months, we were engaged. She and her four kids moved in with me and my two kids. Shortly afterward, it turned sour. We parent quite differently. Her kids are bad-mannered, curse at her, respect no property or space, and constantly get kicked out of school. When I tried to correct them and improve their behavior, her ex-husband got a restraining order on my fiancee to keep their children away from me. She and the kids moved out, but we kept dating. I soon became aware that she was also dating an old boyfriend. She said she was scared and wanted a backup plan in case we didn’t work. I got sick of this and ended it. She claimed she wanted to be with me, yet she now seems very happy with the old boyfriend. How does a person move on so fast? How do I get past feeling totally dumped?—Heavy Heart


As a parent, you’re supposed to be in the business of buzzkill, not only setting boundaries for your kids but modeling the mature, adult thing to do. For example: “Come on, kids—I found this hot stranger we can live with!” There are people who can act this impulsively; they’re called “single, childless adults.” Six months into a relationship, you’re in a sex fog, meaning the windows of your judgment are steamed over, meaning it’s the perfect time to commit to nothing more long-lasting than a week’s vacation. You defend your impulsivity by saying you two “hit it off like wildfire,” which, if you think about it, is like saying “like one of the most dangerous and destructive natural disasters.” (Not exactly the best basis for forming the new Brady Bunch.) This woman didn’t change; you just saw more of her as time went by. As I’ve written before, people don’t break up because somebody’s got a great laugh or they’re awesome in bed—the stuff that’s apparent at the start. That’s why, before you commit to somebody, you need to put in time and effort to dig up all the unpalatable things—like mouthy delinquent children and an ex with an itchy court-filing finger—and see if you can deal. Doing this takes wanting to see what a person’s all about, as opposed to wanting to believe you’ve found true love and tightening your blindfold. When you’re honest about who a woman is, you can predict what she’ll do instead of learning it through hindsight—a term which pretty much spells out the problem. To put it delicately, you should re-read the directions on your contact lenses, because you’ve probably been putting them in the wrong area.


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After mutually ending a 20-year marriage that was more friendship than passion/romance, I met a man I love. We’re considering buying a home together. The complication is my 16-year-old daughter, who’s downright frosty toward my boyfriend. It’s hard to be spending weekdays with my daughter and weekends with him, like I’m living in two camps. She’s got two years of high school left, and it’d be OK with me if she wanted to live with her dad (if he were OK with that). Should I ask her if she would consider that? I’m afraid she’ll feel really rejected.—Divided

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You’re essentially suggesting doing what some people do with their pets. The dog growls at the new boyfriend, so she gets “rehomed”: “She’s really not working for us anymore. Here’s her dish and her iPhone.” Sorry, but “I’m just not that into you” isn’t something a mother gets to say to her daughter. Divorce is damaging enough to a kid. Sometimes it’s the best-case scenario—like if there’s constant high conflict. But it’s extremely indulgent of parents to break up a family simply because their romance waned and the sex got kinda yawny. This is of no interest to a kid—nor should it be. And what are you thinking now, what’s a little more psychological damage on top of what you’ve inflicted? “Honey, I know you wanted a car for your 17th birthday, but I thought I’d give you abandonment issues instead.” You’ve got just two years until your “complication” leaves for college. You can either build a working time machine and go back and use birth control or act like a mom and treat your daughter like a priority instead of excess baggage keeping you from the life you want with your boyfriend: “Wherever do we put her? I guess we could store her at her father’s for the next couple years...” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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