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et me introduce myself—I’m Bob Heinen, the publisher and new owner of the Pacific Sun. Let’s have a conversation. I say “conversation” because a good conversation usually means a twoway street and I want to listen and learn from the many diverse voices in Marin. I’m excited to lead the newspaper and PacificSun.com into the future. Next year we celebrate our 50th anniversary—plans are already in the works to commemorate the incredible history of the Sun and its role in the community. It will be a trip down memory lane. Longtime ownerpublisher Steve McNamara has already sent his congratulations to me and we’ll certainly be seeking his thoughts and feedback on the paper’s first five decades. It’s an honor to be in Marin and have such a great job. I’m sure everyone who lives here feels quite fortunate to reside in such a beautiful place. What’s not to like? The people, environment, weather and history...I can’t wait to hike the trails of vast open space and take in its splendor— from Muir Woods and Point Reyes to Tomales Bay and Dillon Beach. Change will come to the Pacific Sun, but it will be gradual and will lead us from the past and into the future. The Pacific Sun is, and will always be, about Marin and its people. We are a local alt weekly and intend to keep this focus. Our writers will continue to inspire and entertain. Whether it is arts and music, or outdoor activities and community projects, we will continue to reflect the community, as we have since

1963. Our stellar staff will continue to inspire, and keep our eyes and ears open to the pulse of Marin. For over 30 years I’ve had operational roles in newspapers and digital media. My background is in operations and I go into this sprinting as an owner-operator, handling many of the business functions of the company. I thrive on working with friends to make things work well. I’m a big sports fan, and love golf, our dog Ebony and my three great kids, not necessarily in that order. My focus at first will be on getting to know the community—hearing from longtime readers and meeting business owners. I want to listen and learn—and, ultimately, plan to develop marketing programs that are sustainable and successful for Marin’s business owners. We’ll offer strategies specific to different businesses—and, soon, plan to launch a new business-to-consumer online digital platform. This will be a site where all social media will connect in a forum about Marin, written by Marinites from every corner of the county. We also plan on jazzing up our daily email blast—which thousands in the community have come to know as Pacific Sun Express. Pacificsun.com will also have a new look and feel. This next year will truly be exciting. We turn 50 in April—and people say 50 is the new 40. We certainly feel young and energetic and we hope we can make you feel the same way. Here’s to the next 50 years! —Bob Heinen

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County sends health lab packing But will regional laboratory become a health-care monster? by Pe te r Se i d m an

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ow does a county, even an affluent county like Marin, cope with the challenges of delivering public health services amid a constricting budget environment? Marin supervisors have unanimously endorsed a plan presented by the head of the county’s Health and Human Services Department and supported by county administration to close the Marin County Public Health Lab. Instead of continuing to run its own lab, the county will join Napa and Yolo counties in using the Solano County lab in Fairfield. A joint powers agency administers the regional lab; and Marin will have voting power on that joint powers agency. That administrative structure is among the main reasons Marin chose to join the Solano regional lab program. When Larry Meredith, director of county health and human services, broached the subject of joining a regional public health lab, the Sonoma County Regional Public Health lab that serves Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt counties was under consideration. But with the Sonoma Regional Lab, Marin would have entered into a contract arrangement instead of joining a joint powers agency. Napa County joined the Solano regional lab a few years ago. “They said they have been extremely pleased with the relation-

ship,” says Supervisor Susan Adams. “We’re not just paying a contractor. We will be an equal partner in that laboratory function,” says Adams, a nurse. In addition to its administrative advantages—a partnership arrangement on a joint powers agency versus contracting for services—the Solano County lab has state-of-the-art technology and an impressive physical plant. The Solano County regional lab model, says Meredith, will allow Marin to pool its resources “in a way that I think brings us up to scale and really ensures that we will be in good shape for the foreseeable future.” When Marin supervisors voted to approve the staff recommendation to close the Marin lab, they set in motion a number of actions that will lead to the closure. The vote didn’t actually close the lab, although a March 1 closure date remains. “We gave directions to staff to work out the details,” says Adams. “The overarching idea, I think, is a good solid one that will save us money, but we need to do it the right way to ensure that we’re not undermining the public health and safety of our community.” Water testing is one of the issues on the table. Samples need to be collected and transported to the lab quickly to produce results. Adams says the county needs to know the details about the collection, the registration and the dispersal of samples to the Solano lab. She says the county 9 >

›› NEWSGRAMS San Rafael clears the smoke San Rafael city officials moved to stamp out secondhand smoke this week when the city council voted unanimously to approve the toughest smoking restrictions in the county. San Rafael joined Larkspur and the county of Marin in banning smoking in parks, outdoor restaurant areas and bus stops, beginning October 2013, but became the first municipality in Marin to “filter” cigarette and cigar fumes from apartments and condominiums. Some businesses and landlords can apply for exemptions—creating small areas designated for smoking as long as they are 100 feet from children’s areas and 20 feet from other smoke-free zones. According to the ordinance, smokers can still light up in hotels, single-family homes and automobiles. The new rules even go so far as to dictate when thespians can puff away during plays—only if “smoking is an integral part of the story” and if the use of a fake cigarette would betray the integrity of the production.—Jason Walsh

Affordable Care Act forum at Redwoods The new health care law is the most important piece of U.S. health legislation since Medicare and Medicaid. However, from the moment it was passed the ACA has been the subject of nonstop political rhetoric. As a result, there is a great deal of confusion about whether the new federal program will actually provide wider health care coverage at an affordable cost. On Sunday evening, Oct. 14, from 7-9pm in the auditorium of The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, in Mill Valley, there will be a fact-filled forum about the Affordable Care Act. A panel of four experts from the healthcare field will present their perspectives on the ACA and take questions from the audience. The panelists are James C Robinson, Ph.D., director, Berkeley Center for Health Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Jon Friedenberg, chief fund and business development manager, Marin General Hospital; David Joyner, senior vice president, Blue Shield of California; and Gary S. Mizono, M.D., physician-in-chief, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Rafael. The moderator is Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, UCSF; associate dean at Stanford School of Medicine; president, RENEW. This free event is co-sponsored by The Redwoods, A Community of Seniors, and the Community Church of Mill Valley. Info: 415/388-5540.—Linda Xiques 9

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The reported value of confiscated drugs—are we getting the straight dope? by Jacob Shafe r

Agents discovered the illicit grow during a raid on property out near the Soulajule Reservoir, west of Hicks Valley.

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all,” Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, told us via phone from his New York office. “There’s not a single economist in the world who would take any of these numbers seriously.” Nadelmann, whose organization advocates an end to America’s decadesold drug war, thinks drug producers should be viewed as wholesalers, not retailers. When thieves steal a truck full of electronics, he points out, you don’t calculate the value of the TVs based on what they might have sold for in a store, but rather what they cost the company that made them. “This is spin on the part of law enforcement agencies that want to make their efforts seem more worthwhile and cost-effective than they actually are,” said Nadelmann. “If the media stopped reporting these fictitious numbers it would make a big difference.” Of course, the media also loves—and profits from—sensationalism. Perhaps that’s why many reporters swallow these eye-popping estimates at face value. And maybe in some cases they do paint an accurate picture. But it pays to remember: In an industry as perfidious as the drug trade, even numbers can’t always be trusted. < Got a local story you’d like uncovered? E-mail jacobsjottings@ gmail.com.

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Howard Rachelson welcomes you to Science Trivia contests, Thursday, Oct. 11, 7pm, at the Corte Madera Library, and Thursday, Oct. 25, 7pm, at the Civic Center Library; plus general Team Trivia contests every Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael. Send your best question to howard1@triviacafe.com; if we use it in this column, we’ll give you credit!

VSan Anselmo will begin significant maintenance work next spring to its Town Hall tower, which is where owls have been making their home during the nesting/mating season. With the season now finished, the town has placed netting around the tower to prevent the owls from nesting there again. It’s all part of the wise plan developed by Alex Godbe, director of the Hungry Owl Project, to protect the birds during the repairs. The construction timing was carefully coordinated to ensure the least possible disruption to the owls and their babies. The project includes installing an owl nesting box and perhaps a live video streaming camera, allowing us to peek in on the family. Thanks, San Anselmo, for giving a hoot about owls and the ecosystem.

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ast month, county, state and federal agents pulled 4,500 marijuana plants from a clandestine grow in West Marin (the figure was later revised to 5,400). The plants, which averaged 5 to 6 feet in height, were scattered over a quarter-mile of private ranchland on the 1400 block of Marshall-Petaluma Road. But there was one number that stood out above all others in the press release announcing the haul: $5.4 million. That was, according to the release, the “retail value” of the confiscated weed. Lt. Barry Heying of the Marin County Sheriff ’s Office said in an email that the estimate came from the DEA. Lt. Heying added he wasn’t sure how exactly they landed on $5.4 million, though he said he’s “been told they use the going rate that is the highest U.S. average for California marijuana.” (A call to the DEA wasn’t returned at press time.) These high-end valuations are common nationwide; read or watch almost any account of a drug bust, from the rural wilds to the inner city, and you’ll find a gaudy number next to a dollar sign. Cops contend they’re merely educating the public about the economic impact of illicit substances. Critics, meanwhile, say it’s sensationalism that obscures more than it illuminates. “These inflated numbers, which focus on the likely retail price if sold unit by unit to the end user, make no sense at

1. The community of Terra Linda, located in the northern part of San Rafael, is situated in what valley? 2. Due to financial problems, General Motors in 2009 and 2010 phased out what three car models? 3. The ancient King David was not only a shepherd, a poet, a fighter of wild beasts and a slayer of the giant Goliath, but a musician who played what instrument? 4. Pictured, right, I’ll name the movies, you name the directors, all well-known actors. 4a. 2012: CIA thriller Argo 4b. 2004: Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby 4c. 1986: Based on a novel, The Prince of Tides 4d. 1969: Musical Hello, Dolly! 5. What did Plato claim was the mother of invention? 6. Name the second most populous cities in these countries: 6a. Australia, after Sydney 6b. Canada, after Toronto 6c. France, after Paris 7. Name three sports that involve a net but not a ball. 8. From 1992 to 1994 the U.S. military was involved in Operation “Restore Hope” to deliver humanitarian aid to the residents of what devastated African country? 9. You’ve all seen the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road, showing the fab four crossing that famous London street near the Apple studios. Name their order, from right to left. 10. Three-letter words: 10a. A female bear 10b. Crowd of people 10c. A high mountain

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WWith unemployment at record highs, job seekers face numerous challenges on their way back to work. Applying for positions over the Internet might be convenient, but it makes the process less personal. And, it seems to give companies an excuse for failing to respond to hopeful applicants. JW of San Anselmo recently became frustrated dealing with a major housewares retailer based in San Francisco. After applying for an opening, a senior HR representative responded via email, requesting a phone interview. A few more email exchanges followed, then JW heard not another word. “What happened to common courtesy and respect?” asks JW. Apparently, employers have replaced it with nothing, nada, zero. —Nikki Silverstein

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How will Assembly candidate Allen spend his $70 filthy lucre? While the nation’s attention has been focused on Mitt Romney’s unreleased IRS returns, it turns out another tax investigation is taking place closer to home—and under the microscope this time is North Bay state Assembly candidate Michael Allen. Seems campaign confederates of Allen’s runoff opponent Marc Levine were snooping for info on properties within the Sonoma County Oakmont subdivision, where Allen owns a home, and discovered the 64-year-old Allen, currently an assemblyman in the SonomaNapa area, had been credited with a $7,000 exemption from the value of the house that’s intended for homeowners who reside on the property. But Allen no longer resides on the property—he famously (around here, anyway) moved to San Rafael to run for Assembly in Marin’s newly formed 10th District last October, after the redrawn boundaries of his current district put him at odds with a fellow Assembly incumbent. The exemption, which is typically claimed when someone first purchases a home, would’ve saved Allen about $70 a year, a Sonoma County assessor reported to the media. After Allen’s campaign initially denied he was receiving the exemption, the candidate reportedly cleared up the matter in person this week at the Sonoma County Assessors Office.—JW

Ross Valley Sanitary drops lawsuit against CMSA The Ross Valley Sanitary District Board voted unanimously in a closed session meeting Sept. 26 to withdraw from one of two pending legal actions the district had filed against the Central Marin Sanitation Agency. RVSD is ending its arbitration challenge over $327,000 for treatment services from the CMSA—a dispute stemming from a CMSA vote to change the way treatment costs were charged. The board of the Central Marin Sanitary Agency—which treats water from Ross Valley, San Rafael and Corte Madera—is composed of members of those three sanitary districts. The vote to change the charging structure was approved by board members in a 4-2 vote, the two dissenters being from the RVSD. But Ross Valley Sanitary officials argued approval of the new structure should have been dependent upon the agreement of all three districts’ board members. A second RVSD lawsuit revolves around the contract Central Marin signed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for sewer services for San Quentin State Prison, which ended Ross Valley’s longtime contract with the state to provide those services. According to Ross Valley officials, the loss of that contract cost Ross Valley ratepayers $1 million in revenue this year. The Ross Valley board now says it has offered Central Marin a “tolling agreement,” which suspends any statute of limitations on a claim, to allow the two sides to temporarily set aside the second lawsuit while the parties tried to settle the matter—but the CMSA board refused. So, the San Quentin lawsuit has been moved to a Sonoma County Court. In a statement released last week, Ross Valley Sanitary District officials say,“With legal costs mounting for both sides, it makes sense to save all agencies and their ratepayers money, and, to work towards that goal. Ross Valley has dropped the first legal action against CMSA and is hopeful a settlement agreement can be reached on the San Quentin issue.”—JW S u p e s l o b by g ov fo r ‘Trust Act’ The Marin County Board of Supervisors is urging Gov. Brown to put his trust in the “Trust Act,” a law approved by the state Legislature that would restrict state law enforcement officials from abiding by a federal program to detain illegalimmigration suspects. The matter was brought before the supervisors by board President Steve Kinsey and the supes were unanimous in their support for the law. Currently under the federal Secure Communities program, local law enforcement can share fingerprints of arrestees with federal immigration officials, who could then issue “hold orders” to detain the arrestees for possible deportation. Under the Trust Act, that sharing of fingerprints would only be allowed if the suspects have previous convictions for a serious or violent felony. It remains to be seen whether Gov. Brown will sign the act into law.—JW

< 7 County sends health lab packing should know that the arrangement with the regional lab “has procedures that are ironclad.” Another issue still to be worked on is what will happen in various disaster scenarios if the regional lab were compromised or running at capacity in a disaster or terrorist attack. Critics say the county is giving up a local lab at the risk of endangering its residents by relying on a regional lab 40 miles away. In a memo Meredith wrote in response to that issue, he states public health authorities can use a system of “overlapping and interlocking response systems. The California State Public Health Laboratory in Richmond can act as a backup to the loss or compromise of local facilities.” The Laboratory Response Network, a network of reference and screening laboratories, covers the country. Three of the laboratory facilities are in Northern California, in Sonoma, San Mateo and Richmond. But, say critics of the closure, if roads and bridges are down, it won’t be easy to get samples to any destination outside Marin. The Marin lab building at 920 Grand Avenue in San Rafael was built in the early 1950s and doesn’t come close to meeting seismic standards and probably would be a questionable survivor in a serious earthquake. If Marin were to keep its public health lab there, the county would need to invest a great deal of money to upgrade the building or move to a new facility. “If we had a disaster, a terrorism event, an outbreak,” says Meredith, “it’s going to be regional. The real opportunity here is to align ourselves with regional competence so we have the benefit of not only the technology and the capacity but the brainpower of four public health officers [from the JPA members] working with CDC. We’re pooling our resources.” The issue of giving up local control arose soon after supervisors gave Meredith the go-ahead to work on a possible regional plan, which will save the county an estimated $327,000 a year. The number of tests at the Marin lab has declined precipitously. The total number of clinical tests and water tests performed in fiscal year 2010-11 was 40 percent less than the previous fiscal year. Estimated test volumes for fiscal year 2011-12 are 25 percent less than 2010-11. The sharp decline resulted in large part from the closure of the county’s OB/GYN practice, which shifted responsibility to Marin Community Clinics. Although that saved the county health dollars, it also undercut the need for a dedicated local testing lab. The proposal that Meredith has fashioned is not unusual in the new world of health-care delivery. Serving large populations also isn’t unusual. A San Joaquin public health lab serves eight counties, some as many as 200 miles away. San Diego has a single lab that serves 3.1 million people from as far away as 100 miles. “The Yolo-Napa-Solano regional lab serves

750,677 people over an area less than twothirds that of San Diego County,” Meredith wrote in a memo. “And Marin, which is the county that has the second smallest geographical area, has a public health lab serving 270,000 persons across a service area one-eighth the size of San Diego.” Consolidation is taking place across the country. A 2012 Association of Public Health Laboratories conference included a session on “Laboratory Consolidation and Shared Testing, Potential Practices for Laboratory Efficiencies.” Supervisor Katie Rice says the decision to join a regional lab model makes sense given the increasingly restrictive funding streams available to public heath agencies. Keeping the local lab operating would have required “an investment that just didn’t make sense.” She adds that the plan to join the regional model will ensure a sustainable future for public health lab services for Marin. Going with the regional model will result in layoffs. The county now has the equivalent of 5.8 full-time employees at the lab. One of those employees, in a clerical position, will stay with the county, says Meredith. Solano has said it could hire the equivalent of 2.5 full-time employees; that equals a loss of 2.3 full-time employees. The numbers are small, but obviously important for those who will lose their positions. In addition to opposition from the union groups and residents who favor a local lab, the Marin Health Council also raised concerns about joining a regional model and the county’s public health lab. Jennifer Rienks serves on the council. She’s a health policy analyst and researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, where she’s the associate director of the Family Health Outcomes Project. Rienks says the county is moving to the regional model without fully exploring creative options that could keep a local lab operating. She participated in a tour of the Solano facility as part of a work group formed to engage participation in the decision about whether to join the regional model. “It is a very impressive facility. But that’s pretty much [all] we did.” Rienks wanted to explore ways the county public health lab could increase its revenue. She wanted to look at the lab as an entrepreneurial opportunity that would benefit the bottom line as well as its health-care responsibilities. The idea didn’t go far. “When we went to Solano, we heard about them saying how they are always seeking new revenue” and thinking about creative solutions. If Solano can do it, why not Marin? Meredith says Marin’s situation restricts the amount of creativity the county can tap when it comes to revenue from a public health lab. Opportunities for capturing business and competing with the private sector aren’t realistic here, he adds. “We can’t undercut the costs.” In addition, two big potential clients, San Quentin and Marin Community Clinics, already have contracts with Quest Diagnostic Inc. OCTOBER 5-OCTOBER 11, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 9

“They can’t contract with us. There are not the revenue opportunities that some people suggest.” Moving lab testing to a regional system is part of a larger strategy the county has been pursuing to consolidate departments while still maintaining an acceptable service level. In the area of health care, the county moved its women’s health services responsibility to Marin Community Clinics. That made sense because the county was receiving $50 per patient visit from federal funding. Community Clinics, because of the agency’s status with the feds, receives $200 per patient visit. But along with the monetary benefit comes a diminution of the county’s public health apparatus, say critics. “The issue,” says Rienks, “is what is happening to our public health workforce. I think we are handing it off, and when you do that it raises the whole issue of accountability and quality of care. If you’re going to do this thing, you have to step up your monitoring.” Supervisor Judy Arnold noted that as part of the motion that gave the go-ahead to pursue the regional lab proposal, supervisors included a request to hear from staff about exactly how they will enforce the water testing program. And when the plan goes into effect and the county joins the regional lab JPA, staff will return to the supervisors in six months to “report on how it’s going.” And reports twice a year are part of the regional plan proposal to

ensure oversight. Adams says the first jobs for staff will be creating a memorandum of understanding and a joint powers agreement. “There’s a lot of things that are going to have to be worked on, and each of those will come back to our board at different stages. We will get a contract with Solano, polices and procedures, [exactly] how much money we will pay for this regional service. All that comes back to our board for subsequent approval.” In response to critics who voice concern that moving the public health lab to a regional model is just one step on a continuum of outsourcing public health responsibilities, Adams and Meredith point out that the county health department still will retain its role as a responder. It’s only the testing that will go to the Solano lab. Arnold says the county health department had a “big opportunity to do more with less, and they have been a leader.” She also says that now the county should take a breather and “live with the things they have done” before even thinking about any new budget-cutting ideas. Meredith notes that his department will focus on maintaining the quality of public health service, but he doesn’t rule out the possibility that “maybe some additional adjustments” might be necessary in the future given the reality of funding levels and what may happen to them. Rienks says the county and its residents

should invest in health services to ensure quality at the local level. “At the end of the day, your health outcomes are really related to your investments.” If residents are voting on a tax to fund parks and open space in November, why can’t they vote on an income stream for public health?

But, as Adams says, county polling shows Marin residents will raise their taxes for schools, paramedics, fire protection, parks and open space, but not for a local public health lab. < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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PACIFIC SUN ENDORSEMENTS! Everything you wanted to know about the Nov. 6 election—but were afraid to ask...

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t’s the economy, stupid.” No it’s not, dummy. That condescending little gem from the prez election of ’92 has for years been unquestioned doctrine about how Bill Clinton beat incumbent George H.W. Bush—in which the president, hot off a “successful” war with Iraq, failed to recognize that the recession at the time would be a ballot-box game changer more than whooping Saddam or having the Soviet Union disintegrate on his watch. The Romney campaign, and the Republican party as a whole, have banked on this supposed truism since Obama took the oath of office in 2008—to the point where it’s been pretty clear for some time that the Grand Old Party members in Congress would block any and all recovery measures in order to increase their odds at reseating one of their own in the Oval Office. But, despite the still sluggish economy, the election seems less and less like a referendum on Obama’s handling of the economy—and more like a referendum on Romney’s handling of his own campaign. Daily gaffes, tax releases, Bain Capital, Clint Eastwood, secret videos, Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand—Mitt Romney’s had more ’splainin’ to do than the guy who’s had the job for the past four years. And Obama should be explaining some things. What’s with the DOJ smackdown on medicinal marijuana? Why wasn’t he more effective in his first two years, when Dems had the House and Senate? What happened to closing Gitmo and trying al Qaeda suspects in criminal courts? Or, trying banking industry suspects in criminal courts? Instead, the most reported-upon question-response of Obama’s last month was his defense of Romney after the 47 percent video. Maybe the economy is the deciding factor—and voters just aren’t blaming Obama for the policies that led to the crash of 2008 (and, yes, we are way better off now than we were four years ago when

small), passed modest health-care reform (too modest) and reached across the aisle (only to lose his hand). There were a few surprise triumphs—deaths of Muammar Gaddafi and Osama bin Laden, and instituting the Dream Act—and a few utter head scratchers—breaking his promise to back off medical marijuana, and negotiating with Congresspeople bent on defeating him. But, given what he’s had to work from (and with), he’s been an above-average president. Don’t expect miracles if Obama earns another four years. He’ll have the freedom not to worry about re-election, but assuming both houses of Congress stay in their respective party’s hands (the more likely scenario, but no sure thing), gridlock will continue unabated. Perhaps most important, though, is that he’d remain in posiPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES tion for Supreme Court appointments— It’s probably not shocking that we’re Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s not getting any endorsing Barack Obama; he carried younger—and the conservatives on the Marin by a nearly three-quarters majority Roberts Court are itching to take a whack in 2008 (largely due to our endorsement, at Roe v. Wade. of course) and, while he won’t reach that A word about Mitt Romney. As of press plateau this time, Marin will keep the time, he was down in the polls in every faith—his new-found support for gay battleground state and facing a daunting marriage and pushing through the Dream uphill struggle to right a sinking camAct (by presidential decree) will make up paign. Maybe the debates will win over for the voters who’ll stay home this time the undecideds for him, or maybe Obama because of the pot-club clampdown. Some will do or say something ridiculous and progressives voice their disappointment orchestrate his own meltdown. But, to use over Obama’s first four years—he didn’t a baseball analogy, it’s the bottom of the deliver single payer, didn’t arrest all the eighth for Romney, he’s down about five Wall Street CEOs, didn’t don mask and runs and he simply doesn’t have any heavy cape and fly around rescuing the poor hitters in his lineup. and elderly from the sinister clutches of All that aside, and despite what he feels Subprime Mortgage Man. No, nor was he has to say to wealthy donors to masthat ever going to happen. sage their contempt for Obama never said as much. working-class Obama Obama pretty much did supporters, Romney has, what he ran on: un-closetin the past, been a reasoning the armed forces, endable center-right politician ing the Iraq War, scaling who probably wouldn’t be down Afghanistan. He also the disaster for the country bailed out the auto indusSUN ENDORSEMENTS many progressives would try, passed a stimulus (too like to believe. Unfortu++++++++++

the economy was in free fall and depression was a distinct possibility). But we’re not where people hoped we would be four years later. There’s still a month and two debates to go, and Obama’s lead will narrow a little as the election draws closer—that’s typical. But it’s still seeming as if the economy is less of a factor than that other well-known electability measure—likability. And we still say that’s the real reason Clinton beat Bush—and, for that matter, how he beat Bob Dole. And how Kennedy beat Nixon, Reagan beat Carter and Mondale, and Obama beat McCain. We’ll soon see how that theory bodes for Romney. And without further adieu, here’s who you should vote for Nov. 6:

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nately for Romney, conservative party leaders feel a “reasonable center-right” candidate would be a disaster, and thus the former governor of Massachusetts has had to campaign under essentially an assumed identity as a “fierce conservative.” It’s impossible to tell what, if anything, Romney really stands for—but we don’t think it’s what was overheard in the secretly recorded 47 percent tape. Our gut, and his record as governor, tells us that Romney’s probably a decent guy who’s the nominee for a party that would prefer that the running mate were at the top of the ticket. His candidacy was practically doomed from the start. We recommend Barack Hussein Obama. CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 2 After all the hullabaloo about how the new open primary process would improve/ruin elections, here we are again with a race for Congress between a heavily favored Democrat, Jared Huffman, and a socially moderate, fiscally conservative Republican underdog, Dan Roberts. The more things change, eh? If anything did change the June primary, it wasn’t the “open” system—it was the redrawn district lines, which spread District 2 all the way from the Golden Gate to the Oregon border. The new map even resulted in a couple of countywide wins for Roberts, who carried the more conservative Del Norte and Trinity counties. Huffman took the rest—Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt—pretty easily, and he would have distanced himself from Roberts by an even wider margin if nine other Democrats weren’t siphoning off votes in the primary. Roberts, a Tiburon financial adviser, has never held elected office, but comes off as a bright, even-keeled candidate—he’s endorsed by the state Republican Party, but doesn’t always toe the party line (par12> ticularly regarding Bush’s handling OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 11

< 11 Endorsements of the War on Terror, and “irresponsible” tax cuts). That being said, while he acknowledges human-induced climate change, greening the economy wouldn’t be a priority with Roberts. That should be a concern to folks who believe the next economic boom will come from green technology. Many around here would bet their Priuses on it. We endorsed Inverness political activist Norman Solomon in the primary race—but that was no knock on Huffman. The well-regarded state Assembly incumbent was virtually a lock to earn a top-two spot on the November ballot. While we fully stand by our support for the admirably progressive Solomon, an endorsement at that time for Huffman would have been a waste of our influence—he simply didn’t need it. But Huffman’s clearly a worthy candidate to succeed Lynn Woolsey (she’s endorsed him as well). As an assemblyman he’s passed more than 60 bills and put saving Marin’s state parks at the top of his platform in his final term. The guy works hard. He’s been criticized for pandering at times—a proposal on high school bat safety following a serious head injury on the field was a particularly knee-jerk example—but one person’s “pandering” is another person’s “trying to do things his constituents like.” Huffman’s a polished politician—at times a little too polished. He’d make for a particularly unexciting “better know a district” segment on the Colbert Report— Woolsey’s, in contrast, was hilarious. (“How many universes are you in right now?” he asks her; Google it, folks.) If that’s his big flaw, well... We recommend Jared Huffman. STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 10 The top two out of a robust primary field of candidates for state Legislature were no surprise to anybody—SonomaNapa Assemblyman Michael Allen and San Rafael City Councilman Marc Levine. It wasn’t an incredibly strong field. In our primary endorsements, we threw our support behind San Geronimo Valley populist-progressive Alex Easton-Brown, but we were under no delusion that he’d advance to the November ballot—we just weren’t yet enamored with any of the others. Levine, 38, has done past consulting work and is currently a stay-at-home dad during the day. He’s been on the San Rafael City Council for two years and has gained valuable experience serving the town he’s called home since the mid-2000s. Levine’s been part of some positive steps the council has made (negotiating pension reform) and the subject of controversy (his vote to approve Target disappointed some of 12 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2012

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his early supporters). Ullegislation, we note.) Such timately, Levine’s time on bills are not very controthe council has been largely versial and probably easy unremarkable—he’s still to pass—but that doesn’t relatively new to elected mean they’re not worthy. office. He’s campaigning He’s also gone for bigger SUN ENDORSEMENTS game—authoring legislalike a seasoned vet, though, ++++++++++ with more of a negative tion for mental-health tone than 64-year-old Mirights (he’s a former nurse) chael Allen. and to grant overtime pay to farm laborAllen’s been an assemblyman in the ers. Those kinds of bills aren’t as simple Sonoma-Napa area since 2010, but reto push through—but they’re differencedrawn district lines meant he’d be facing makers in people’s lives. If Allen earns a tough re-election this November against another term in Sacramento, we hope he a Democratic colleague. So last year, he steers his legacy toward battles such as moved to downtown San Rafael to launch those. his campaign in the redrawn Marin-Sono- We recommend Michael Allen. ma 10th. Allen’s relocation for political

Sausalito’s city council will be awash with new faces this coming year.

purposes rubbed a lot of locals the wrong way—and Levine’s been using that as the lynchpin of his campaign against Allen. A year later, though, Allen’s “move” doesn’t seem all that big a deal. He’s made it his mission to get to know the community and, from what we hear and see, he’s winning people over. (It’s telling that at least two of Levine’s City Council colleagues have either publicly or privately endorsed Allen.) Supporters of both candidates have been busy digging for dirt on the opposition (we aren’t implying this is with the consent of the candidates) and thus far the only things that have surfaced are a conflict-of-interest fine from Allen’s days on the Santa Rosa planning commission, an inaccurate financial report on Levine’s candidate filing statement, and a tax exemption worth about $70 that Allen shouldn’t have received. Despite how the campaigns may frame things, we consider these all small potatoes. What we’re interested in is—who’d be more effective in the Assembly? Allen’s been busy this campaign season showing what he can do in the state Legislature with bills aimed at fast-food-restaurant playground safety, allowing more liquor licenses and breast-feeding rights. (All food

SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL For a town of only 7,000, Sausalito’s city council has been wild. There was “slapgate,” in which Councilwoman Carolyn Ford filed a police grievance against fellow councilmember (current mayor) Mike Kelly who batted away her hand during a town meeting, as well as “housing-gate” that saw Councilwoman Linda Pfeifer removed from the Housing Element Task Force by then-mayor Herb Weiner. Some town councils are split philosophically; Sausalito’s split at times seems personal. But that will change to some degree; three seats are up on this ballot—and incumbents Kelly and Ford aren’t seeking re-election. Linda Pfeifer is in the spotlight as the sole incumbent. She and Ford had largely been a minority bloc on the council in recent years. Pfeifer led the charge to put Measure D on the June ballot—which challenged plans to have the town fire department annexed by the Southern Marin Fire Protection Agency. Voters approved the annexation, but critics argued that the measure itself was costly and unnecessary—an example of how minority opinions on the council don’t “agree to disagree,” but instead continue on with the

argument. Also running for one of the council seats are Ray Withy, a veteran of the biotech industry and member of the city’s Housing Element Task Force; Vicki Nichols, a previous candidate for council and longtime community volunteer; Thomas Theodores, a corporate attorney who’s served as chair of the town Historic Landmarks Board; Don Olsen, an architect; financial executive Michael Sobel; and Ann Matranga, a developmental editor and writing coach. Change is coming to the Sausalito council—just how much depends on whether Pfeifer can retain her seat. Pfeifer has proven herself to be a passionate and intelligent advocate for the city and its character—at times a little too passionate. She, along with others on the council, has played no small role in the acrimony that has plagued the council in recent years. That style has spilled over into dealings with other community groups—former mayor Weiner removed Pfeifer from the Housing Element Task Force last year for what he described as being “uncompromising” and stubborn. (Pfeifer alleged the move was political.) When personalities clash, it usually take two to tango—or in the case of the Sausalito council, five to tango. There’s blame to go around. But with Pfeifer as the only incumbent running, she’s the candidate in this election who most represents, fairly or unfairly, the council’s tattered reputation. We wonder if it would better serve the city if the council had fresh faces and a fresher outlook. Vicki Nichols is the clearest choice for a seat—she’s served on several local boards and community groups. We endorsed her previous run for council and willingly do so again. After Nichols, it’s a difficult choice between several highly qualified candidates. Folks who have previously dedicated their time to various community groups most often turn out to be the more passionate and knowledgeable in their service to a community. Withy’s time on the Housing Element Task Force and Theodores’s time chairing the Historic Landmarks Board help tilt the scales. We recommend Vicki Nichols, Ray Withy and Thomas Theodores.

STATE PROPOSITIONS Proposition 30 With the state Legislature unable to sniff any sort of agreement on revenue enhancement—i.e., tax increases—to deal with the out of control budget, Prop. 30 would raise income taxes on folks earning $250,000 or more for seven years, and raise the sales tax by a quarter-cent for four years. Most of the $6.8 billion raised from the tax hike will go to K-12 schools, and some will go to community colleges. Gov. Jerry Brown is making Prop. 30’s

passage a key part of his budget overhaul and the primary goal of his 2012 agenda. Opponents’ arguments vary from the expected “we’ll never know where the money goes” to the red herring “they wouldn’t need this if they’d not authorized light rail.” They point out that California already has a high income tax—yet are silent on Prop. 13, which has stifled property tax revenues and contributed in no small way to the current fiscal crisis. Brown’s current budget includes deep cuts that many in his own party thought were extreme; it’s time those on the other side of the tracks ponied up. A 21st century state cannot increase population, repair and enhance aging infrastructure and provide a reasonable safety net for the general welfare using 20th century revenue numbers. We recommend a YES vote on Proposition 30. Proposition 31 Prop. 31 is largely a hodgepodge of little measures packaged as a single initiative intended to streamline certain fiscal responsibilities of the governor and state Legislature—it’s got no clear identity, such as the death penalty or the GMO labeling propositions, and therefore, will probably go down in flames. And that would be a shame. It won’t solve every problem in Sacto, but it should improve a few. First, it will establish a two-year budget, which will at the very least make the current annual state-budget crisis an every-otheryear embarrassment. It will also require bills before the Legislature be made public three days prior to a vote—preventing laws from being rushed through before state elected officials have a chance to digest what’s really in them. Additionally, Prop. 31 would allow the governor to make “emergency” spending cuts if the Legislature fails to act—and these “emergency” powers would be pretty rare; the Legislature would basically have to go bonkers before the governor could step in. The Prop. 31 reforms were put together by the bipartisan California Forward think tank, which led the drive for the new top-two primary system and the recent redistricting—both of which, in very short hindsight, appear to have been worthy of their voter approval. The most controversial provision in 31 is that it would allow local governments to partner with other local governments to tackle broader problems, such as, say, childhood obesity rates, or—wait for it— affordable housing! Yes, critics of Prop. 31 point to this provision and argue that it’s a thinly veiled plot to institute regionalization on local municipalities and that an influx of ABAG-type agencies will swoop in to establish the U.N.’s Agenda 21 Europeanization of America. But that’s a load of Tea Party hysteria—unless by “Europeanization” they mean better club music and

more art-house films. In that case we’re doubly for it. We recommend a YES on Proposition 31.

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sentences converted to life. Prisoners convicted of murder would be required under the law to work and pay restitution into a victim’s compensation fund—that money would be put toward investigating unsolved rape and murder

ed of human trafficking crimes, and require them to register as sex offenders. Sex industry spokespeople, such as Doogan, argue that it also broadens the definition of human trafficking—it appears to be aimed at both larger networks of human trafficking, online child pornographers, as well as the common street pimp—which could suddenly make legal sex workers, and those they may support financially, guilty of human trafficking. There may be some gray areas regarding whether certain erotic services cross the line but, as the initiative’s supporters write, this is about “preventing the sexual exploitation of children,” not about harassing sensual masseuses. We recommend a YES on Proposition 35.

Proposition 32 SUN ENDORSEMENTS Laughingly titled the ++++++++++ “paycheck protection” initiative by supporters, Prop. 32 would prohibit unions and corporations cases. from using payroll-deducted funds for poThere’s no denying Prop. 34 bends over litical purposes. Sounds fair, right? Labor backward to get people to agree to stop and management would have the same eye-for-an-eyeing murderers. lobbying restrictions—the playing field reThat’s if they are in fact murderers. As mains unequivocally even! Uh-huh. Except we write this, news just came through for the fact that unions’ very existence de- that Louisiana death row inmate Damon pends on collecting dues for the purpose of Thibodeaux—convicted 15 years ago after being politically active on behalf of work- confessing to the murder of his cousin— ers. Corporations? Not so much. They use was exonerated by DNA evidence. That profits—not payroll deductions—to con- makes 18 death row “oopsies!” since DNA Proposition 36 tribute to politicians, quite often politicians evidence first started being used in crimiThis is what happens when folks start who aren’t so friendly to workers. The spu- nal cases about a decade ago. passing laws inspired by easy-to-rememrious ballot argument for Prop. 32 claims ber rules from the wide world of sports. Not that California has necessarily exit will “cut the money ties between special ecuted anyone wrongly convicted—heck, California’s infamous Three Strikes Law interests and politicians”—yeah, but only we’ve only killed 13 inmates total since the was the tough-on-crime Prop. 184 passed the interests of the unions this initiative is death penalty was reinstituted in 1978, and in 1994 that rendered any third conviction intended to bust. for a “violent” criminal an automatic life none since executions were suspended in sentence. Why on the third conviction? We recommend a NO on Proposition 32. 2006. There simply hasn’t been that much We guess “three strikes and you’re out” is a opportunity for us to be wrong. Texas, better catchphrase than “four downs and Proposition 33 by comparison, has killed more than 470 Uh-oh, the auto insurance people are back. This year it’s with Prop. 33, an initiative that would change the law to allow auto insurance companies to offer discounts to new customers based on the number of years in the previous five years that the customer was insured. Here’s a wild guess: We’re betting the insurance companies want that “number of years in the previous five years” to be all five years. The insurance companies tried something similar to this called Prop. 17 back The outcomes of Propositions 34 and 36 will closely monitored by many in the San Quentin prison population. in 2010—it didn’t fool enough voters two years ago, so they’re taking another shot you’re turned over” a la football. (Where’s at it. Give them credit for tenacity. Here’s since 1982. It comes down to this: It has the Mulligan Law for parolees? What the swindle: If you’re a good driver, but cost a total of $4 billion to put to death about a Slam Dunk rule for slammed stop driving for some amount of time and 13 inmates—that’s a lot of money to pay drunks?) Problem is, small-time criminals discontinue your insurance, when you for vengeance, which is what the death who may have done time for, say, armed start up again you’d lose any “good driver” penalty is really about. It’s not preventive, robbery and battery years before, were discounts you’d previously earned. It’s all it doesn’t make us safer, it’s certainly not now receiving life sentences for selling about discouraging people from disconcost effective. But it makes us feel better tinuing their auto coverage. Insurance knowing the person who killed, let’s say an a bag of pot to their friends. Not only is that a preposterously inconsistent way to companies hate that. innocent little kid, gets a taste of his own We recommend a NO on Proposition 33. administer “justice,” but it’s an incredible medicine. It’s entirely understandable for burden on an already stretched penitenan individual to feel that way. But it’s difProposition 34 tiary system. Critics rightly pointed out ferent for a society—criminal justice isn’t After 35 controversial years of capital that if they were so dangerous following a Charles Bronson movie. And reviling punishment, California’s death penalty is the “violent crime” convictions, why were a killer is not in itself a morally justified back on trial. The Savings, Accountability they let out? They didn’t suddenly become reason to kill. and Full Enforcement for California Act We recommend a YES on Proposition 34. more dangerous for lighting up a bit of the would replace California’s death penalty “loco” (probably became less dangerous, with life in prison with no chance of Proposition 35 in fact). parole. According to the SAFE California It’s not often a state ballot opposition is Prop. 36 would revise the Three Strikes campaign, “convicted killers will remain in written by an “erotic service provider,” but law to impose a life sentence only when high security prisons until they die—with Maxine Doogan seems to be one of the the third felony is “serious or violent.” It no risk of executing an innocent person.” few people coming out against Prop. 35, would also authorize re-sentencing for Additionally, the 725 prisoners currently which would establish longer prison sencurrent Three Strikes lifers whose third on death row in the state would have their tences and larger fines for people convictconviction was not serious or violent. 14>

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< 13 Endorsements We’re still not sold on the concept that maximum or minimum numbers should have such a hold over criminal sentencing, nor that such serious consequences should be inspired by rules in children’s games, but Prop. 36 is a needed revision that will help, er, even the score a bit. We recommend a YES on Proposition 36. Proposition 37 If someone put something into your groceries that you didn’t ask for—wouldn’t you want to know about it? Backers of Prop. 37 are betting you do with the California Right to Know Act, which would require that genetically engineered foods sold in California would have to be specifically labeled as being genetically engineered. GMOs, for the uninitiated, are genetically engineered organisms—foods, such as corn or soybeans, whose genes have been fiddled with in a lab in order to make the plants bigger, stronger, or to grow faster. An oft-cited example is infusing genes from a flounder into a tomato seed to increase the tomato’s frost tolerance. Pesticide/weedkiller manufacturing giant Monsanto is the corporate bogeyman in the eyes of the anti-GMO crowd (and for good reason)— it and others that profit from GMOs argue that it would create another government bureaucracy (well, someone would have to monitor the labels, right?) and increase family grocery bills by hundreds of dollars per year (by that they mean those families who switch to organic produce to avoid GMOs) all over something that hasn’t been shown to be harmful. Whether studies have shown GMOs to be harmful is a matter of debate—long-term, unbiased studies on GMO effects are largely nonexistent. It’s too young a technology. But what shouldn’t be debated is the idea that consumers have a right to detailed information about what’s in the food they’re eating. Fifty countries already require GMO labeling—or have banned them altogether (in Europe they’re known as “Frankenstein foods.”) Heck, maybe GMOs are completely safe and all that concern over eating a tomato-flounder was all for nothing! Perhaps, but we’re pretty sure red dye No. 5 looked pretty good for a while, too. At least Prop. 37 gives consumers the choice of whether to put their trust in Monsanto, or not. We recommend a YES on Proposition 37. Proposition 38 This initiative to fund education and early childhood programs is a well-meaning proposal at completely the wrong time. We’re all for its intent—a 12-year tax hike based on a sliding scale, bringing in $10 billion a year, perhaps more, for schools, childcare and preschools. But, as history teaches us, similar tax measures competing for “yes” votes on a single ballot tend to 14 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2012

drag each other to defeat— lion was found stashed under and Proposition 30 is the the sofa cushions in the state “big ticket” tax-hike-toparks office in Sacramento— fund-education proposiand the investigation into tion on the ballot. At press who, what, why, where, when time, Prop. 38 was polling and how is still under way. at a dismal 34 percent apSUN ENDORSEMENTS But what’s not in question is proval; Prop. 30 was at a this: No one at the moment ++++++++++ passable 52 percent. If 38 trusts state parks officials has no chance of passing, with our tax money. Which is we urge education-minded voters to mark why the county parks and open space district the “no” box here and save your socially is practically dancing a cancan in order to get conscious generosity for Prop. 30. people to understand the complete and total We recommend a NO on Proposition 38. got-nothing-to-do-with-each-other separation between county and state parks systems. Proposition 39 So here’s an analogy we imagine they’d like: It’s a huge tax advantage for companies Think of the state parks and its recent scandal to do business in California—without as Richard Nixon and Watergate. And now actually employing anyone here. That’s the think of the county parks and open space Grand Canyon-sized loophole many mulas everyone else in the country who wasn’t tistate corporations happily jump through Richard Nixon or involved in Watergate. That to avoid an estimated $1 billion in total pretty much sums up the link. taxes they’d owe if they staffed their workMeasure A calls for a quarter-cent sales ers in the Golden State. Prop. 39 would tax, which would bring in about $10 milclose the loophole by requiring multistate lion in annual revenue—20 percent of that businesses to pay income taxes based on the percentage of business they do in California. The revenues would go toward clean-energy programs. Opponents of the initiative—those would be multistate businesses with headquarters elsewhere— say it’s a $1 billion tax increase on “job creators” (just not job creators in California). We prefer to think of it as requiring that multistate companies pay the taxes they should have been paying all along. Heck, if they don’t like it, they can stop doing business in California. Yeah, right. We recommend a YES on Proposition 39.

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Proposition 40 Vote yes on 40—it was conceived as a referendum on the new state Senate districts drawn last year by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. A “yes” vote would certify the CRC’s remapping of the district boundaries. But here’s the thing— the State Supreme Court has already ruled that the new lines are a go. Opponents have even suspended their campaign and say they “no longer seek a no vote.” All this happened too late for Prop. 40 to be removed from the ballot. We recommend a YES on Proposition 40. Measure A The only countywide measure on the ballot, Measure A is subtitled by supporters as “protect Marin open space, parks and farmland.” If you ask us, what they’d really like to call it is the “We’re Not the State Parks Act of 2012.” Earlier in the summer—just as county officials were about to green-light this favorably polled quarter-cent sales tax proposal to fund county parks—the state parks scandal broke. Remember that one? That’s where, after two years of promising to close state parks due to lack of funds, $54 mil-

consumers or small businesses need in a down economy is a sales-tax hike. Proponents counter that the last thing families need during a down economy is to let our free (’cept for parking) outdoor recreation facilities go to pot. Part of what defines Marin is its extraordinary and abundant open space, agricultural heritage and parkland— protecting and preserving those lands have been a priority for county officials, community leaders, environmentalists— and, yes, the Pacific Sun—for nearly half a century. As technology changes the way we communicate, travel, work, educate and entertain ourselves and our kids—beaches, bike paths, hidden lakes, old barns and snowy egret sightings grow in importance every day. We recommend a YES on Measure A. Marin Healthcare District Board Marin General is 60 years old this year—geriatric in terms of hospitals. It’s also facing a looming seismic retrofit

The green, dark green and straw-colored areas are what’s at stake with Measure A.

would go toward the purchase of agricultural easements (to curb farmland subdivision); 15 percent toward city park and recreation departments; and 65 percent to the county parks department. Priorities for the county include repairing the deteriorating facilities at McNears Beach, Stafford Lake, Paradise Beach and McInnis Park; sprucing up open-space trails for hiking, biking and horses; protecting the watershed and reducing the risk of wildfire. Measure A needs two-thirds voter approval to pass. Opponents argue that the last thing

deadline in eight years. Healthcare district officials have already put the bed-wheels in motion for a completely new five-floor east wing, a 100,000-square-foot ambulatory service building and two parking structures—they’re looking at a $500 million job. For that, the district is hoping voters in 2013 will approve a $300 million to $350 million bond, ponying up between $15 and $20 per $100,000 of assessed property value. It’s the price we pay for Sutter-free local control. That’s the scenario as two seats come up this election on the healthcare district

board—those of incumdistrict’s dual boards—it bents Hank Simmonds, a operates under a publongtime doc at Marin Genlicly elected board, but is eral who was first elected to managed by a privately the board in 2008, and Ann appointed board. We can’t Sparkman, appointed to her entirely blame him for his seat when Sharon Jackson Marin General SUN ENDORSEMENTS suspicions; retired two years ago. Chalisn’t the fi rst hosiptal to ++++++++++ lenging is San Rafael attoroperate with two separate ney Joe Salama, who’d run boards—the idea is that the unsuccessfully in 2010. Salama, 41, has spe- managing board shouldn’t be influenced cialized in medical malpractice cases—pre- by political considerations—but it was the sumably he’s had a lot of experience with private board under Sutter Health’s watch medical situations that haven’t gone well. that looked the other way while money was That kind of experience is just what the funneled out of the district at unprecedented board could have used over the last 30 tumul- rates. He wants to bring more transparency tuous years, when divisiveness, accusations to the district—nothing wrong with that. and corporate shenanigans turned the MHD Where we part ways with Salama is in his into a daily headline—for all the wrong rea- stated opposition to the proposed bond sons. But those days preceded Simmonds, measure. While we’re certainly not prepared a 73-year-old retired OB/GYN who’d been to endorse any would-be proposals on next chief of staff at Marin General from 1983 to year’s ballot, it’s hard to argue that it would 1985, and Sparkman, 59, a former nurse who be one of the biggest decisions Marin voters went on to become deputy counsel for health will ever make about the future of Marin affairs at the University of California. In their General. Whether voters approve a bond, or short time on the board, they’ve been steady not—we’d prefer the folks making the pitch forces during a difficult, and at times rocky, for it were a united front. We recommend Hank Simmonds transition. Salama says he doesn’t trust the healthcare and Ann Sparkman.

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his November, Californians will vote on a historic proposal that would require genetically modiďŹ ed foods in supermarkets to be labeled. For some reason, Proposition 37, or the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Foods Act, has the food, biotech and pesticide industries shaking in their fancy, fat-cat boots. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already spent $25 million in opposition as they try to stiďŹ&#x201A;e the voices of a bunch of tree-hugging, kale-loving moms, farmers, nutritionists, scientists, nonproďŹ ts and meddlesome eaters who want to know the ingredients in the food they eat and feed their children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What are these food and agriculture companies so afraid of?â&#x20AC;? asks UC Berkeley soil scientist Stephen Andrews, a staunch supporter of the proposition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If GMOs are so great and wonderful for us to eat, be upfront about it and declare your GMO greatness on the label. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s label up, or go crawl back into your plasmid!â&#x20AC;? First introduced into the U.S. food system in the late 1990s, genetically altered ingredients are now found in 70 percent of processed foods. Eighty-eight percent of the corn and 94 percent of the soy grown in the U.S. are also genetically altered. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration does not require labeling or health and safety studies for these foods, even though recent independent studies show links to allergies and other health risks. Some other unintended problems from growing these crops are an increase in pesticide use, weed resistance, the development of super-weeds, harm to bees and animals, and contamination of nonGMO ďŹ elds. I asked Professor Andrews if we should ďŹ nish our lunch or run for the hills.

How is the process of inserting a gene from a bacterium or virus into a seed in a biotech lab different from traditional breeding of plants? Selective breeding of plants and animals has been occurring for centuries. You may recall the name of Gregor Mendel, and his experiments on plant hybridization using peas, from your high school biology days. Like Mendel, many plant breeders create new hybrid varieties of vegetables and ďŹ&#x201A;owers from established lines via crosspollination. Cross-pollination also occurs naturally among plants. What separates hybridization and crosspollination from genetically engineered varieties is the introduction of a gene or set of genes unrelated to the genetic material of the parent organism (species). SimpliďŹ ed, hybrid zucchini are produced by crossing the pollen of different zucchini plants possessing the characteristics desired (crossed within the same species). Genetically engineered zucchini on the other hand have incorporated into their genetic code DNA snippets from other species. For example, genes from a strawberry or a bacterium. Plants bearing the genetic material of a different species within its DNA are called transgenic. Genetically engineering or genetically modiďŹ ed organisms (GMOs) do not occur â&#x20AC;&#x153;naturally.â&#x20AC;? Creation of these organisms requires the use of genetic engineering techniques like recombinant DNA technologies. We have centuries of knowledge based on plant hybridization, much less on genetically modiďŹ ed organisms or transgenic plants. Cuttingedge or creepy? The GloFish was one of the ďŹ rst genetically modiďŹ ed animals to be sold as a pet. GloFish is a patented and trademarked â&#x20AC;&#x153;brandâ&#x20AC;? of genetically modiďŹ ed ďŹ&#x201A;uorescent ďŹ sh. Similarly, seed produced from transgenic plants is patented and trademarked. Now common in agriculture are two general categories of transgenic seed engineered to inďŹ&#x201A;uence crop input and output. Input traits refer to engineered plant performance characteristics that inďŹ&#x201A;uence yield. This includes herbicide (Ht) resistance and insect (Bt) resistance. Transgenic corn, soybean and cottonseed are ubiqui-

tous within U.S. agribusiness. Output traits control. Quite simply, the agri-corps want are engineered to affect the value of the to monopolize food production, your crop, for example high oleic soybeans. diet, your health and your well-being Within “traditional” plant breeding we can to get what’s in your wallet. In the eyes statistically predict the outcomes of each pol- of agri-business a person is no different len cross. When it comes to genetically modi- than a hog or a steer. fied organisms, predicted outcomes may be If I were entrusted with the manageless certain. Do we know enough about genet- ment of one of these agri-giants, I would be ically modified organisms to make them the welcoming a ballot measure to include GMO rule rather than the exception? Fifty years ago labeling on products. Heck, I’d be jumping up Rachel Carson warned us and down at the opporabout the dangers of bettunity to toot my horn ter living through chemisabout the accomplishFor more information on try in Silent Spring. Might ments of my company’s Prop. 37, the campaign we not be on the verge GMO research. Better yet, of another silent spring I’d open the petri dishes to label GOM foods, visit via better living through to transparent review www.Carighttoknow.org. GMOs? Could we be and analysis. I’d seek opening an evolutionary opportunities to have my Pandora’s box? company’s GMO products subjected to cumulative-impact testing, Fifty countries including Japan, and long-term studies to demonstrate that we Australia, Russia, China and the EU did the right things, and things right. have either banned or labeled GMOs. Why didn’t those countries drink the We keep being told that we need Kool-Aid? GMOs to “feed the world,” but Doug From my viewpoint, I see labeling and Gurian-Sherman, senior scientist at banning of GMOs as the prudent applicathe Union of Concerned Scientists, tion of the precautionary principle to both writes, “GMOs may pose serious health assess and manage risks. In spite of indusand environmental risks and their try claims that GMO products are no difbenefits may be overstated.” Your ferent in terms of nutrition, quality, safety thoughts? and healthfulness—do we really know? We The GMO debate is complex, nudon’t have the long-term studies that are anced and universal. To reasonably make really necessary to assess and manage the decisions about GMO products, use and risks associated with GMOs. Our bodies regulation requires that we each become are already hosts to chemical cocktails that engaged in the debate. We must collecwe are only just beginning to investigate in tively educate each other, and mandate depth. Is it not wiser to engage in longthat the GMO industry be transparent via term studies of GMOs and their potential labeling and product licensing. interactions before we unleash them all I think that all of your readers should over the planet? listen to the PandoHouse Rock—The GMO Song: “OMG GMOs!” Find it at Why have companies such as Monhttp://pandodaily.com/2012/08/15/ santo, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Coca-Cola and new-from-pandohouse-rock-the-gmoNestle poured $25 million into oppossong-omg-gmos/. ing food labeling? Seems like they want Here’s a tease from it: Californians to just shut up and eat. “It’s a challenge to feed 7 billion and You’d have to ask the industry folks counting why they’re so hell-bent on spending milDroughts and food prices are causing lions to defeat a straightforward labeling world hunger initiative. From where I stand, the only So what’s the big deal if we make the “real” explanation is corporate greed and crops stronger? But with GMOs you can patent the breeds GET TO KNOW THE NATIVES And sue the farmers if they replant the The California Native Plant Society, Marin seeds Chapter, is having its annual fall sale SaturThe idea is to help developing nations day, Oct. 13, 2012 10am-4pm. View the new California native But who benefits: communities or demonstration garden on-site. Expert corporations? gardeners will be on hand to help with There are also ecological risks involved your selection of native perennials, shrubs, vines and seeds. (Plants for school gardens You can make a new problem like the at discount prices, and compost crusader one you’ve just solved Stephen Andrews will be on-site.) Like corn that’s bred with a built-in Green Point Nursery, 275 Olive Avenue pesticide at Atherton in Novato. Cash or checks only to the CA Native The pests evolved and now superbugs Plant Society. thrive” < For more information, call 415/388-1844.

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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HIP AND HAPPENING There will be no smoky haze (of any kind) hanging in the air these days but everything else feels familiar at The Trident, Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic waterfront gathering place that has ofďŹ cially returned. The reborn â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s mecca for the hippest and their hangerson opened with lunch service last week and added dinner Oct. 1 in a gradual settling in for regular hours when people can stop by for dining and drinking. The deck with its fabulous views is open (and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t this the right month for enjoying it?). The interior has been restored to a memory-jogging level: curved wood and art everywhere, including the ceilings. A California/seafood focus on chef James Montejanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu and the familiar generous bar pours bring back the spirit of another era. In a word, groovy. 558 Bridgeway, 415/331-3232. A WELCOME ADDITION A prime corner space in Town Center Corte Madera is opening its doors Oct. 5 as Blue Barn Gourmet takes over the site vacated by Bryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Foods. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a branch of the original in San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marina District, a spot popular for casual but carefully prepared foods, especially its list of grilled cheese sandwiches. Marin natives Stryker Scales and Sam Josi along with Nate Valentine of Berkeley are the movers and shakers behind this concept, part of their Sustainable Restaurant Group (Mamacita, Umami, Tipsy Pig and the original Blue Barn Gourmet). On the menu are made-toorder pressed sandwiches like smoked wild king salmon with goat cheese, cucumber, red onion, watercress and horseradish aioli on levain, and grilled favorites like one of the six cheese offeringsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;provolone with roast turkey, avocado, Roma tomato and fresh herbsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;joining imaginative salads that can be supplemented with various proteins (egg, tofu, meats, poultry). Organic produce comes from Sonomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oak Hill Farm and local products are used wherever possible. The theme of the business is â&#x20AC;&#x153;slow, healthful food for people on the go.â&#x20AC;? Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11am-8:30pm; 415/8952276 or www.bluebarngourmet.com. A TASTE OF THE OLD COUNTRY The gold-domed St. Nicholas Church in San Anselmo holds its annual bazaar Oct. 6 (10:30am-3pm), a chance to sample Russian and Slavic foods and sweets. Crafts sales, a silent auction and rummage sale raise funds for the Orthodox community. There will be live concerts inside the church

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at 11am and 1pm, and tours of the building for learning about its heritage. 102 Ross Avenue, off San Anselmo Boulevard. IN A CLASS BY ITSELF Oct. 6 is the seventh annual Sake Day at the Cultural Center in San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Japantown. More than 100 premium sakes will be available for sampling, accompanied by traditional izakaya-style foods, with a background of live music. This event beneďŹ ts the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (100 percent of the proceeds will be donated). Tickets are $75 in advance through Oct. 5, $80 at the door. http:// sakeday-eorg.eventbrite.com/. THE BEST OF LOCAL BOUNTY With something for everyone, the Sonoma Valley Harvest Fair (Oct. 5-9) offers diversions ranging from grape-stomping contests to agricultural exhibits to serious winetasting, including the art of pairing chocolates and port. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winners of the Sonoma wine competition pour their best in the pavilion while kids run back and forth between Lego building contests, free wagon rides at the draft horse barn, the llama parade or scarecrow-making fun. Besides wines there are microbrews to be tasted before watching sheep dog trials or visiting beekeepers or admiring the winners among the food entries. Full details: www.harvestfair.org. BEERFEST AT THE WINE BAR Learn about the art of beer making and enjoy top brews at 123 Bolinas Wine Bar and

Restaurant in Fairfax, Oct. 10 (7-10pm). Chef Jeremy Goldfarbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artisan Beer Dinner will feature four courses of food created to complement the bottles, and there will be live music for the occasion. Cost: $62 per person; reserve at Open Table or 415/488-5123. TAKING IT TO THE COAST Take advantage of October weatherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;usually the best of the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;by dining on the coast. Head for Marshall, where chef Austin Perkins of Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove Restaurant is staging dinners at a Chef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Table for up to eight people; choose the dining room or dine right in the kitchen. His menu changes according to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best on the farm scene, along with impeccable seafood. The special experience is $79 per person; reserve at events@nickscove.com or 415/663-1033, ext. 3. YOU SAY GOODBYE, I SAY HELLO In restaurant news in brief, two Marin departures took place in late September. Sabor of Spain on San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth Street and PaciďŹ c CafĂŠ, a decades-old veteran in KentďŹ eld, closed their doors... Due to enthusiastic response from local barbecue-lovers, Best Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Porkhouse in San Rafael plans expansion in its Miracle Mile location after only two months... Waiting in the wings: The Fenix, a supper club set to open in San Rafael where Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candies once ruled. Merle Saunders Jr. is backing the establishment. < Contact Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.

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anniversary this year, will be sharing the spotlight with another notable 35-yearold: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, which will be screened along with all sorts of intergalactic hoopla on Monday, Oct. 8. Few films in the history of the art form have sparked the kind of earthshaking enthusiasm—and eventual critical backlash—of Star Wars, and few who were alive in the last 35 years do not remember the experience of seeing Luke, Leia and R2-D2 for the first time. I asked a few of the filmmakers appearing at the film festival to share their memories of Star Wars. “I had this one friend,” notes GuavaraFlanagan, “who used his Star Wars toys to make a slideshow version of the story. There were maybe a hundred slides, retelling the story in incredible detail. He would show it to all of his friends and it was so cool, all of us kids reliving Star Wars together...through a child’s perspective. “It was a very accessible story, for kids,” she adds. “It’s the hero’s journey, it’s Luke finding his destiny—but then, of course, there was Princess Leia. She was the one we girls were rooting for. She was our hero! I had my Star Wars shirt, though I never had any of the toys. My parents were not that into action figures and Barbies and all that. But on Halloween that year, I knew I wanted to be Princess Leia. So I had the big buns on the side of my head, and the white satin gown, with a big piece of

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filmmaking partner, Nancy Kelly, Rebels mock gold jewelry.” Her father suggested that she break with with a Cause—about the efforts to save from developers what is now Point Reyes tradition and not say “trick or treat.” National Seashore—will be screened at the “Instead, I said, ‘May the Force be festival this year. As Yamamoto recalls, he with you!’ she confesses. “It was a little embarrassing—but everyone thought I was attended the rough-cut screening of Star adorable. I was a shy kid, so saying ‘May the Wars with filmmaker Jennifer Chinlund. “We couldn’t believe the line trailing Force be with you’ to total strangers was reoutside the theater and up the block,” ally hard, but eventually, I got into it.” he says. “We had As a chronicler of the no idea what we changing nature of fewere about to see. male superhero characters, Jennifer and I both Guavara-Flanagan is aware felt we were doing that the Princess Leia who the right thing began as a sassy, self-sufby going to this ficient role model eventubenefit screening ally, by the third film, had for the Pacific Film devolved into a skin-baring Archive.” pin-up doll. Thirty-five years “Yes, eventually, Princess after that first Leia became a different kind glimpse of Star of character,” she admits, Wars, Yamamoto “but by then I was older, has a less nostalgic and the whole Star Wars thing didn’t mean as much Nancy Kelly, left, Kenji Yamamoto, right, and their view of the George new film’s narrator, Frances McDormand, re-enact to me. But at the beginning, the ‘Star Wars’ finale when Han, Luke and Chewie Lucas legacy. in that first one, Princess are bestowed medals of heroism. “As the Star Wars Leia was amazing!” movie and toy franKenji Yamamoto, editor-producer of the chise expanded, my interest in all things award-winning A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Star Wars waned,” he says. “Although also has strong memories of Star Wars; George Lucas was personally successthough he was 27, already an emerging ful and contributed much to the special filmmaker, when the movie hit. Yamamoto effects industry, there was very little first heard about the film before it was evidence of interesting work. For a while, released, from friend and fellow editor Star Wars dampened the importance of Richard Chew. independent and foreign films. Along with “Along with Marcia Lucas, Richard was Jaws, movies became all about profits.” one of the editors of Star Wars,” YamamoThough he stops short of saying that to says, “and he alerted me and a few other Star Wars was a significant influence on his local Bay Area filmmakers about a benefit work as a filmmaker, Yamamoto concedes screening [of the film] for the Pacific Film that there was a time when he pursued a Archive. The screening was at the Coronet vaguely Skywalker-ish line of work. Theater on Geary Street, in San Francisco, “For a brief period,” he says, “I co-proin the middle of the day. There were no duced and edited sky-diving shorts.” < special effects in his working print. SomeSeduce David to the dark side at talkpix@earthlink.net. one provided the blasts from the guns by It’s your movie, speak up at scratching the print with a razor blade.” ›› pacificsun.com Yamamoto’s new documentary with

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Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s international hit ‘Caesar Must Die’ plays at the Rafael Monday and the Sequoia Wednesday as part of the 35th annual Mill Valley Film Festival.

Dredd (1:36) An über-cop patrolling the crime-ridden, irradiated megalopolis of the future takes on a ruthless madam/drug lord (lady?)/master criminal with delusions of empire. O End of Watch (1:49) A day in the life of two beat cops in South Central LA as seen through the eyes of locals, gang members and the cops themselves. O Finding Nemo 3D (1:40) The 2003 Disney cartoon about a clown fish’s search for his son returns in three absolutely aquatic dimensions. O Frankenweenie (1:27) Animated Tim Burton horror comedy about a young genius who brings his beloved pooch back to life; SCTV’s Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara provide the voices. O Gone With the Wind (3:42) Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) takes on Civil War, Reconstruction and a swashbuckling soldier of fortune (Clark Gable) in David O. Selznick’s ripe, epic magnum opus. O Hope Springs (1:40) Longtime marrieds Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones try to reignite that long-lost spark and spice at a cutting-edge couples retreat; Mimi Rogers and Steve Carrell costar. O Hotel Transylvania (1:31) Brouhaha results when an ordinary guy crashes a party attended by Frankenstein, the Wolfman and other spooky types at a monsters-only resort run by Dracula himself. O House at the End of the Street (1:41) Wouldn’t you know it, Elizabeth Shue’s suburban dream house is right next door to a creepy old joint crawling with evil spirits! O Looper (1:58) Convoluted sci-fi thriller about a time-traveling Mob hit man named Joe who’s ordered to off his former self; Bruce Willis and Joseph-Gordon Levitt costar as Joe. O The Master (2:17) Much-anticipated Paul Thomas Anderson drama about the Kanelike founder of a Scientology-ish religious sect; Philip Seymour Hoffman stars. O

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O Mill Valley Film Festival The 35th annual cinematic soiree features seminars, workshops, galas, in-person tributes and hundreds of movies from around the world. O National Theatre London: The Last of the Haussmans (2:45) Acclaimed Stephen Beresford dramedy about a 1960s dropout, her colorful extended family dynamic and one sweltering summer on the coast of Devonshire. O The Odd Life of Timothy Green (1:44) A mysterious young boy appears on a childless couple’s doorstep and changes their lives forever. O The Oranges (1:32) Sex-in-the-suburbs farce about the problematic relationship between a happily married man and the daughter of his next-door neighbors. O The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1:43) Stephen Chbosky’s novel about a clueless introverted freshman and his two seniorclass mentors hits the big screen with Emma Watson and Logan Lerman and Chbosky himself directing. O Pitch Perfect (1:52) A motley group of college coeds attain perfect harmony when they enter the dog-eat-dog world of a cappella championship singing. O Resident Evil: Retribution (1:35) Milla Jovovich and her form-fitting catsuit are back, taking on that pesky planet-ravaging T-virus and lots and lots of flesh-eating zombies. O Taken 2 (1:33) Ex-CIA spook Liam Neeson is back and more badass than ever as he takes on a gang of kidnappers with considerable help from Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. O Trouble with the Curve (1:51) Grizzled baseball scout Clint Eastwood, his eyesight failing, brings daughter Amy Adams along on one last scouting expedition to check out a prospect. O Won’t Back Down (1:55) Pittsburgh moms Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal take on all comers in their fight to improve their children’s collapsing school system. <

›› MOViE TiMES Dredd (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:35; 3D showtimes at 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 End of Watch (R) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 2:15, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20 Finding Nemo 3D (G) Century Northgate 15: 4:20, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 11:05, 7:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25; 3D showtimes 2, 4:35 NFrankenweenie (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:10, 10:10; 3D showtime at 7:35 Sat-Sun 12, 5:10, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 7:35 Mon-Thu 9:45; 3D showtime at 7:15 Century Northgate 15: 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45; 3D showtimes at 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 12:05, 2:20, 4:40 SunThu 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:20; 3D showtimes at 12:05, 2:20, 4:40 NGone With the Wind (1939) Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 Hope Springs (PG-13) +++ Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 3:45 Sun 2:45 Mon-Wed 5:15 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:10; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50, 9 Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:55, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:15

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Looper (R) +++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:40 Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 12:20, 1:45, 3:20, 4:40, 6:10, 7:35, 9:05, 10:25 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:20, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1, 3:50, 6:40 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:35 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 Mon-Thu 4, 6:50 The Master (R) +++1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1, 4:10, 7:15, 10:20 MonThu 6:30, 9:30 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:15 Mon-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 7 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Sun 1, 3:50, 6:40 MonThu 3:50, 6:40 Mill Valley Film Festival () Century Cinema: Mon-Wed Visit mvff.com for schedule CinéArts at Sequoia: Visit mvff.com for schedule Rafael Film Center: Visit mvff.com for schedule NNational Theatre London: The Last of the Haussmans (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Thu 7:30 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Century Northgate 15: 1:35 NThe Oranges (R) Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 MonThu 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 11:30, 12:50, 2:15, 3:30, 4:50,

6:15, 7:30, 8:50, 10:05 Mon-Tue, Thu 11:30, 12:50, 2:15, 3:30, 4:50, 6:15, 7:30 Wed 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 10:55, 12:15, 1:40, 3:10, 4:35, 6, 7:25, 8:50, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:35, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Resident Evil: Retribution (R) Century Northgate 15: 12:05; 3D showtimes at 2:40, 5:15, 7:55, 10:30 Taken 2 (PG-13) Century Cinema: Fri-Sun, Thu 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:35 Century Larkspur Landing: Mon-Wed 7, 9:35 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 11:45, 1, 2:20, 3:25, 4:45, 5:55, 7:15, 8:30, 9:45 Mon-Thu 11:45, 1, 2:20, 3:25, 4:45, 5:55, 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 12, 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7, 8:10, 9:20, 10:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 MonThu 4:15, 7 Trouble with the Curve (PG-13) ++ Century Northgate 15: 11, 1:50, 4:25, 7:15, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 6:55, 9:25 Sun-Thu 6:55 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 6, 8:30 Sun 5, 7:30 MonWed 7:30 Thu 5 Won’t Back Down (PG) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1:10, 4, 7, 10 Thu 7, 9:50 Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:55 Century Rowland Plaza: 7:05, 10

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

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

Gene Wilder and Oompah-Loompahs in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ playing Saturday at dusk in San Anselmo’s Creek Park. Donations appreciated; candy, popcorn and soda pop available for purchase. Info: 272-2756 or filmnight.org.

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Live music 10/05: ‘Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores’ Premier After Party Featuring The Village Music All Stars A special live music show celebrating John Goddard and the film “Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores.” 9 p.m. $62. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

10/05: Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band With the Littlest Birds. 8 p.m. $15. Studio 55, 1455-A E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. www.studio55marin.com 10/05: Capleton Reggae. 10 p.m. $35. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 10/05: Chris Robinson Brotherhood Jam rock. 7:30 p.m. $35. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. www.terrapincrossroads.net 10/05: Key Lime Pie Classic rock with a Latin twist. 9pm-midnight. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/05: Miracle Mule Americana. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com

10/05: S.F. Music Club, Lumination, Thrive “Love & Freedom”CD release party. With Lorin Rowan and Jimmy Dillon. 8-11:30pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com 10/05: Vortex Tribe Rock. Celebrating Fleet Week. 8:30pm. $5. Travis Marina / Presidio Yacht Club, Sommerville Road, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 5 24-8810. www.presidioyachtclub.org 10/06: Buckethead Nunchuk swingin’, robot dancing, take-out-chicken-bucket-wearing guitar wizard. Need one say more? 9pm. $30. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 10/06: Olive and the Dirty Martinis Dance rock and R&B hits. 9pm-midnight. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/06: Vinyl Local rock. 9 p.m. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com 10/06: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 10/06; Elliot’s Evil Plan Blues. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 10/07: Open Mic with Diana Lerwick First Sunday night monthly. Accompaniment provided upon request. Classic space near a lovely beach. 8pm-

ViDEO Simply Marvel-ous! “These people shouldn’t be in the same room let alone on the same team. And that is the definition of family.” Fanboy-director Joss Whedon led MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS to a record-breaking weekend last May, thanks largely to the appeal of source films like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Thor. But the film’s triumph on its own terms (sequel in 2015) comes from the ensemble effort on show here. The Hulk has far better dental hygiene than we expected. Like the muscly originals who once shared a comic book frame under Jack Kirby’s hand, each of these acting greats has checked his or her ego at the door for a larger purpose—to save the Earth. It’s under siege by Thor’s evil brother Loki, allied with the H.R. Gigeresque Chitauri army to open a space portal on our planet and invade, turning all of NYC into a battle-zone. If Downey, Johansson, Samuel L. and company don’t work out a plan to locate the mysterious Tesseract cube from aboard their cloud-borne aircraft carrier, the Chitauri are sure to follow through with theirs. A two-and-a-half-hour epic that puts every dollar of its quarter-billion budget on the screen, it’s as familiar as a superhero flick ought to be, yet revolutionary in its way.—Richard Gould

F R I D AY O C T O B E R 5 — F R I D AY O C T O B E R 1 2 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar midnight. Free. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. www.smileyssaloon.com

10/07: Sunday Salsa with Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion 4pm salsa class; 5pm music and dancing. Free parking. 5-10pm. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/08: Tommy O’Mahoney Trio Acoustic. 9 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 10/09: Core-Tuesdays Jeb Brady band at 6pm. Local guests sit in. 9:30pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. http://www.19broadway.com 10/09: James Moseley Quartet Jazz blues, R&B. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 10/09: Noel Jewkes and Friends Jazz. 8-10pm. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/09: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

10/10: Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow Tango. 8-10pm. No cover charge. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

10/10: Phillip Percy Williams, Judy Hall and Marc Smith Phillip Percy Williams, voice; Judy Hall, piano and Marc Smith, drums performing jazz standards. 7-10pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 244-2665. www.panamahotel.com 10/10: The Nobleman Acoustic. 8 p.m. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. www.ironspringspub.com

10/10:Audrey Moira Shimkas Duo with Jef Labes Jazz standards, funky pop/rock, Brazilian favorites. 6:30-9:30pm. No cover, reservations suggested. Il Davide Restaurant, 901 A St., San Rafael. 847-8331. www.audreyshimkas.com 10/11: Juno What? Late ‘70s-early ‘80s- inspired, high energy, funk disco, synth bass, electronica. 9 p.m. $12. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com 10/11: Santos Perdidos Acoustic latin, eclectic mix of son Cubano, rumba Espanola, bolero and Afro-Peruvian land. 8-10pm. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com 10/11:Wanda Stafford Jazz vocalist. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com 10/12: Fingerstyle Guitar Showcase With Teja Gerken, Jeff Titus and David Siegler. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

10/12: Heather Dale and Sharon Knight Celtic inspired songs based in myth and legend by two internationally touring musicians. 7:30-10:30pm. $15 adv, $20 door. Open Secret, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. www.opensecretbookstore.com 10/12: Jamie Clark Americana, country pop. 8-10pm. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com

10/12: Marin Dance Party with the Tickets Band and James Moseley Band Rock, blues, funk. 8-11:30pm $15 advance/$20 at the door George’s Nightclub, 842 4th St., San Rafael. 226-0262. www.georgesnightclub.com

10/12: The Gravel Spreaders Gritty Americana, rock. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. www.perisbar.com 10/13: Danny Click Texas blues night. 9 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com 10/13: Roach Gigz Official after party/performance. 10 p.m. $15-18. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 10/14: River Shiver With Brandon Zahursky, Ruben Rios, and Adam Reiter 9:30 p.m. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com

Concerts 10/06: Les Petits Chanteurs Les Petits Chanteurs will perform Western choral and chamber music works alongside Haitian folk music to benefit the rebuilding of the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince. 4-5:30pm. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 14 Lagunitas Ave., Ross. 869-7812. www.diocal.org/musicforhaiti

10/06: Santa Rosa Symphony with the Kronos Quartet “New Hall, New Music, New Era.” Bruno Ferrandis, conductor Works by Mozart, Campion and Mahler. 8pm. $20, $30, $38, $50, $58, $65, $75 Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. (707) 546-8742. www.santarosasymphony.com

10/07: MusicAEterna: From Bach to Piazzolla Special afternoon of music with the San Francisco piano trio, MusicAEterna, performing a World Premiere of “Monet’s Waterlilies,” by Aenea M. Keyes with Astor Piazzolla’s fiery tango suite, “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires,” and J Bach’s beautiful Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016, for violin and piano. Featuring Miles Graber, piano; Michael Graham, cello and Aenea M. Keyes, violin/composition. 3-5pm. $20. Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael. 457-7727. www.santasabinacenter.org

Theater/Auditions 10/11-11/11: ‘Nunsense The Musical’ Shows 8pm Thurs.-Sat ; 3pm Sun.; 8-10pm. $25 General; $22 Seniors and Students; First Thursday Preview $15. 32Ten Studios, 3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael. 883-4498. www.novatotheatercompany.org Through 10/14: ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ Comedic musical theater. By Ken Ludwig.Kris Neely, director. See website for performance details. $20-26. Ross Valley Players, Barn Theatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com Through 10/14: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ By Eve Ensler. Directed by Hector Correa. 7:30pm shows Oct. 6,-7, 13-14. 7:30-9:30pm. $16-25. Stage Dor Dance Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito. 272-7992. www.cabaretsf.wordpress.com Through 10/21: ‘Macbeth’ Shakespeare presented by the College of Marin Drama Department. W. Allen Taylor, director. Showtimes at 8pm Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20; 2pm Oct. 14 and 21. In the Studio Theatre. $20 general;$15 senior; $10 student College of marin Studio Theatre, corner of Sir Francis Drake & Laurel Ave, Kentfield. 485-9385. www. marin.edu Through 10/21: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ SuzanLori Parks Pulitzer-Prize winner about Lincoln and Booth, two black brothers who are locked in a mesmerizing and dangerous game of deception $36-57; $20 under 30; $15 rush Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 25

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10/05-27: BayWood Artists Celebrate Point Reyes â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Years of Beauty.â&#x20AC;? Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the national park, with proceeds to benefit the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. Free. Bay Wood Gallery, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 457-5292. www.baywoodartists.org 10/06-11/18: David Maxim 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;? exhibition honors San Francisco artist David Maxim. The exhibition focuses on Maximâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metaphorical use of the human figure to represent common struggles. Reception 5-7pm Oct. 6. Artist talk at 4pm. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org

10/07: Fall Celebration and Open Studios The Artists of the Novato Arts Center (more than forty fine and multimedia artists) are holding a special Fall Celebration and Open Studios. Treasure hunt and artists demos too. 11am-4pm. Free. Novato Arts Center, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. www.novatoartscenter.org

10/12: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art From the Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Art Show/Benefit Art show benefiting the Fairfax Community Church with seven local artists, including Shiloh Sophia McCloud, visionary creator of sacred art. Gallery is open for viewing by the public. 4-8pm. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 755-3775. www.fairfaxcommunitychurch.net

Through 10/06: Marin Society of Artists â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fall Rental Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition of original art-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiltedâ&#x20AC;? images made of found materials and abstract works by Marin county Poet Laureate CB Follett. Reception 5-8pm Oct. 20. 5-8pm. Free event. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., San Rafael. 482-0550. www.reboundbookstore.com

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Internationally touring comedy show, produced by Paul Provenza (director of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Aristocratsâ&#x20AC;?) and Tony Conrad (director of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comedy Jesus Showâ&#x20AC;?) pushes top-tier comedians to a new level of standup. 8pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org

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works by MSA members which are available for rent. 11am-4pm. Free. MSA Fall Rental Show, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 454-9561 . www.marinsocietyofartists.org.

Through 10/17: Gallery Bergelli Fall Group Show New works by gallery artists Alexandra Eldridge, Allen Wynn, Daniel Tousignant, Deva Graf, Dona Blakely, James Leonard, Jane Smaldone, Jose Basso, Lorenzo Moya. 11am-4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.gallerybergelli.com Through 10/27: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Alive 1965â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Solo exhibition of new paintings by Bay Area artist Laura Lengyel.

Hours: 11am-5pm Wed., Thurs., Fri; 11am-4pm. Sat. Free. Linda Penzur Gallery, 71 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo. 457-4097. www.lauralengyel.com

Through 10/27: Falkirk Bi-Annual Art Exhibition Falkirk presents an exhibition of mixed media works by Marin and Bay Area artists. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. www.falkirkculturalcenter.org

Through 10/29: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pressing Matters III: Printmakers Group Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The third annual show highlights 15 local print artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; etching, woodcuts, linocuts, collographs, serigraphs and monotypes. Also featuring work by the San Quentin Blockprinters. Reception 4-7pm Oct. 7. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 488-8888 ext. 252. www.sgvcc.org

Through 10/30: First Fridays at Frame Crafters Gallery Robert Frank, oil paintings of the lush landscapes around Marin and Sonoma. Opening reception 6-8pm on Oct. 5. Frame Crafters Gallery, 320 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae. 461-7688. www.framecraftersgallery.com

Through 11/30: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You Did What to my Comics!?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik takes cut-up pieces of comics and biblical text to visually retell familiar stories in his papercuts. Opening reception 4-7pm Sept 9. 4-7pm. Free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org

Through 12/10: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Marin Society of Artists: 85 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Non-juried member group exhibition. First and third floors. 9am-5pm. no charge Marin Civic Center Building Galleries, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. www.marinsocietyofartists.org

Talks/Lectures 10/05: Stop Looking, Start Seeing Dr. Jacob Liberman is a pioneer in the fields of light, vision, and consciousness, and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Light: Medicine of the Futureâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take Off Your Glasses and Seeâ&#x20AC;?, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisdom From an Empty Mindâ&#x20AC;?. 7pm. $20. Academy of Intuition Medicine, 2400 Bridgeway, Suite 290, Sausalito. 381-1010. www.intuitionmedicine.com 10/06: Col. Ann Wright on Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ark The former U.S. Army colonel and diplomat will talk at a benefit for Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ark, a new civilian initiative to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza by sailing with Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exports. 7:30pm. $10-25 donation. First Prebyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. www.14friendsofpalestine.org

Thursdays: Toastmasters Talk of the Town Guests invited free of charge. Members speak and evaluate the goal of improving lecture and presentation skills in a fun and informative setting. Free of charge for guests. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission St. , San Rafael. 377-1224.

Readings 10/05: Steven Roby Roby presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/05: Tony La Russa La Russa discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/06: J.R. Moehringer The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sutton.â&#x20AC;? A fictionalized account of the life of the once famous Willie Sutton, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babe Ruthâ&#x20AC;? of bank robbers. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/06: Jay Tunney Tunney presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw,â&#x20AC;? the curious story of the unlikely relation-

ship between a heavyweight champion boxer and a world famous playwright. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/06: Jon Katz The New York Times bestselling author reads from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing Dogs: Stories.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/07: Bertha L. Santana Spanish language event. Santana presents her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Las Hijas del Maizâ&#x20AC;? in which seven Mexican women navigate through their cultural conditioning and the myth of La Malinche. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/07: Natalie Dykstra Dykstra discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/08: Matthew Fox Fox talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times.â&#x20AC;? In an era when women were marginalized, Hildegard was an outspoken, controversial figure. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/09: Pamela Olson Olson will talk about her journey from a Stanford physics degree as she reads her award-winning â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fast Times in Palestine.â&#x20AC;? 5-6:30pm. Free. Dominican University Library Reading Room, 50 Acacia, San Rafael. 459-7210. www.dominican.edu 10/09: Tony Burroughs The author presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get What You Want: The Art of Making and Manifesting Your Intentions.â&#x20AC;? Burroughs was a young man living in Hawaii when an older philosopher sage took him under his wing. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/11: A.M. Homes The author reads from the dark comedy novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;May We Be Forgiven.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/11: Stacy London The hilarious co-host of TLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Not to Wearâ&#x20AC;? presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Truth About Style.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com 10/11: Why There Are Words A very special installation with Rosaleen Bertolino, April Eberhardt, Audrey Ferber, Charles Kruger, Alexandria Melton, Beverly Morrison, Robert Ofsevit, Alison Owings, Barbara Solomon and Townsend Walker. 7-9pm. $5. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272. www.whytherearewords.com 10/12: Marin School of the Arts Join talented young students from around Marin County as part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the award winning Marin School of the Arts. 6pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 9270960. www.bookpassage.com

Film Events 10/05: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Music from the Big Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rita Chiarelli, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s queen of the blues, takes a pilgrimage to Angola Prison in Louisiana. 7-9:30pm. $10 suggested donation Unity Church of Marin, 600 Palm Dr., Novato. 475-5000. www.unityinmarin.org

10/05: Film Night in the Park: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Hunger Gamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Critically acclaimed adaptation of the popular novel teens. 8pm. Free. Donations appreciated Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 272-2756. www.filmnight.org 10/05: Mill Valley Film Festival A celebration of the best in independent and world cinema, MVFF brings together a community of filmmakers and film lovers in Mill Valley, San Rafael and beyond to experience amazing new films. $11-13.50. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. (877) 874-6833 . www.mvff.com

10/06-12: Mill Valley Film Festival A celebration of the best in independent and world cinema, MVFF brings together a community of filmmakers and film lovers in Mill Valley, San Rafael and beyond to experience amazing new films $11-13.50 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. (877) 874-6833.. www.mvff.com

10/06: 2012 Marin Italian Film Festival Six new, awardwinning Italian feature films. 5:309:15pm. $14 single film, $78 all six Showcase Theatre, Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. www.italianfilm.com

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Community Events (Misc.) 10/05-07: Redwood Empire Stamp Fair 19th annual WINEPEX show features 18 one frame collector exhibits, twelve dealers from around the country, plus free stamps for kids and a daily door prize drawing. 10am-5pm Oct.5-6. 10am-3pm Oct. 7. Free. Marin Veterans Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 472-4190. www.marincenter.org

10/05: 40th Anniversary Block Party at Marinwood Spend a fun-filled evening with Marin County Park Rangers and their partners, the Marin Humane Society, Project Coyote and Wildcare. Live music with The Sorentinos, kids zone, food, fun. 4:30-7:30pm. Free. Marinwood Park, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. 473-4045. www.marincountyparks.org 10/05: All Aboard Fundraiser for Cass Gidley Marinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sausalito Community Boating Center. With a silent auction, appetizers and deserts from local vendors, no-host bar and waterfront/on the water access for all. 6:30-11pm. $25 advance/ $40 door Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. www.cassgidley. org/all-aboard 10/06: Tam Valley Oktoberfest In the tradition of Munich, Bavariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed festival, Tam Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colorful Oktoberfest celebration includes music by Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco, dancing, and German food, and beer. 3-9pm. $10 per person. $5 per child under 10 years Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 3886393. www.tcsd.us

10/06: Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery Bike Thrift Shop Huge Blow-Out Sale Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this one day sale in San Rafael. Bike frames, forks, wheels, tires, helmets, clothes, cycling shoes and more on sale. Sale benefits Trips for Kids. 10am-4pm. Trips for Kids/ReCyclery, 610 Fourth St., San Rafael. 458-2986. www.tripsforkids.org/marin/events.htm 10/07: Sunday Morning Qi Gong Obtain powerful tools for self healing. You are also invited to stay afterwards for a positive, life-affirming service at 10am. 11:30am-12:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. Corte Madera Rec Center Patio, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera,. 389-8707. www.danceofqigong.com

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Cinemasports is like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runwayâ&#x20AC;? with a video camera. Teams from three continents have 10 hours to complete short movie with a list of ingredients. Screening the 11th hour that very night. 8-10pm. Free to participate, $13.50 screening ticket 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. (877) 874-6833 . www.cinemasports.com iPads disrupt your family life? Check our this funny film thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiring the nation to unplug and meet its luminous and local director Tiffany Shlain. 7-9pm. $15. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org/cjp 10/12: Hi De Ho Show Veejaying clips from his personal archives, local legend John Goddard spins an uncut outtake fiesta of fabulous faves from his legendary Village Music shows at the original Sweetwater plus some of those extraordinary in-store appearances. 8 p.m. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

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10/09: Navigating Territory of Older Age Discussion group regarding growing older in Marin includes housing, transportation issues, health, meaning and enjoyment in the second half of life. Led by LMFT’s Nan Heflin and Nancy Rhine. 6-7:30pm. $35 each Tues. Interfaith Counseling Center, 15 Austin Ave., San Anselmo. 378-6577. www.nancyrhine.com

10/10: Meet Champion Animal Legislator Michael Allen Assemblymember Allen is a proven champion of animal advocacy with a 100% Scorecard with the Humane Society of the United States. He will speak about his vision and positions on animal advocacy. Free. 7-9pm. Free. Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard , Novato. 686-6071. www.marinhumanesociety.org 10/10: Team Trivia Cafe Team trivia contest, hosted by Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, featuring great questions, music and visuals, and cash prizes. 7:30-9:30pm. $4 entry/player (goes to prizes for winners) Broken Drum, 1132 Fourth St., San Rafael. www.triviacafe.com 10/11: Science Month Trivia Cafe Join Trivia Master Howard Rachelson for an evening of science trivia fun at the Corte Madera Library. Bring your own team come join one. 7-8:30pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera. 924-6444. www.marinlibrary.org/library-location/corte-madera-library

10/13: 2012 Harvest Crafts Fair and Holiday Preview Show Get your shopping done early for the holidays with more than 30 vendors. Show hours are 10am to 6pm Saturday. Free admission. Prices as marked. The Clubhouse at Los Robles, 100 Roblar Drive, Novato. 763-5772. www.lrnovato.com

10/12-13: Civic Center Library Anniversary Live music of the ‘60s, dancing; Frank Lloyd Wright character photo op, newsreel footage of the building and Wright; cake served on Friday at 1pm. 10am-5pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058.

10/12-13: San Rafael Public Library Book Sale Get a jump on your shopping at the library book sale, which will include holiday books and gift books. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the downstairs meeting room. Preview sale for members, 3 p.m. Oct. 12. 10am-3:30pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, Corner of 5th Ave. and E St., San Rafael. 453-1443 or 485-3104. 10/12: Naked Truth: Breaking the Rules The Library’s popular true storytelling series is back. Each special guests will recount a rebellious tale based on the evening’s theme: breaking the rules. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 4740. www.millvalleylibrary.org

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Kid Stuff 10/06: Annie Barrows Barrows talks about “Ivy and Bean Make the Rules: Book 9,” in which Bean’s older sister is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. But Ivy and Bean can make their own camp. 10am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

10/06: Bless the Beach Clean-Up Station Come to Limantour Beach to have fun and celebrate the first Beach Clean-Up Station. All One Ocean wants to encourage other beaches to set up B’CUS, a simple way to clean up our beaches Noon-2pm. Free. Limantour Beach, Main Path nr. restrooms, Pt. Reyes National Seashore. 310-0274. www.alloneocean.org 10/06: Fall Kermes Festival The 55th annual Kermes Fall Festival at Lynwood Elementary School is fun for the whole family. There will be food, fun games, activities, art, music. 11am-4pm. Free. Lynwood Elementary School, 1320 Lynwood Dr., Novato. 533-9714.

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10/06: San Domenico Open Garden Day Celebrate the fall harvest in a “Garden of Hope.” Free face painting, music, pony rides and other children’s activities including learning about bees. Try pizza from our cobb oven or visit the small farmers market where we will be selling food and crafts made by students and community members to help support our garden. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, donations welcome. San Domenico Garden of Hope, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. www.sandomenico.org

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10/09: Baby and Toddler Storytime 30-minute storytime for infants and toddlers up to 36 months and their caregivers. Join for a lively mix of nursery rhymes, fingerplays, short books and songs, just right for this age group. 9:30-10am. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 927-5005. www.larkspurlibrary.org 10/11: Preschool Storytime Children ages 30 months through 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to join a fun, interactive storytime, with delightful picture books, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays. 9:30-10am. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 927-5005. www.larkspurlibrary.org 10/12: Afternoon Storytime Children ages 4 years old and up are invited to join a 45-minute story time featuring engaging picture books for the older child. 3:30-4:15pm. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 927-5005. www.larkspurlibrary.org

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 10/-6: Vintage Bicycle Cruise/Tweed Ride “Tweed Ride.” Join in on a moderately paced, easy ride from Fairfax to Larkspur and back via the Corte Madera Creek path and public roads. 9:30am-1:30pm. free. Sunshine Bicycle Center, 737 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 473-6391. www.marincountyparks.org

10/07: All About Oaks at Mount Burdell We’ll discuss the role of these trees in local ecosystems as we compare five oak species and several interesting hybrids. Meet at San Andreas Trailhead. 10am-1pm. Free- Adults only, no animals, please. Mount Burdell Preserve, San Andreas Dr., Novato. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org 10/12: Blithedale Summit This road allows us to climb to the long ridge that extends from the east flank of Mount Tamalpais and runs between Mill Valley and the Corte Madera area. Meet at trailhead near the end of Glen Drive. 10am-2pm. Free Adults only, no animals, please. Blithedale Summit Open Space, Buena Vista/Glen Drive, Mill Valley. 893-9508. www.marincountyparks.org

Ongoing: Mt. Tamalpais Habitat Restoration Learn about Mt. Tam’s unique plant and animal life while contributing to their continued survival. This program focuses on invasive species control and native planting. Tools, training and inspiration for the outdoor work provided. Meeting location varies. Call or visit website for event details. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org Ongoing: Plant A Tree Help plant a stand of oaks that will immediatly be sequestering carbon and purify rain from surrounding streets. Wear gloves. Must be 18 or older. Training and safety regulations on day of planting. Call, email or check website for details. 9:30am-1:30pm. Free. Plant A Tree, Hwy 101/Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 721-4374. www.marinreleaf.org

Benefits/Gala Events 10/06: 10th Annual Canine Heroes Wine Auction Guide Dogs for the Blind will host. $300. The Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 499-4026. www.guidedogs.com/site/ PageServer?pagename=news_events_winegala

10/06: Oktoberfest Dinner Entertainment Three course dinner, served by dancing waiters, OomPah band, Irish tenor, Spaten Keg beer, dancing, singing, raffle in a bier garten environment. 6-9pm. $30 Adult $15 Children Star of the Sea Church, 180 Harrison , Sausalito. 332-5590.

10/06: Tam-A-Thon Fundraiser for Mt.Tam Join the TCC on Oct. 6 by hiking, biking, or riding your horse to raise money to re-open trails on Mt. Tam State Park. All hikes & rides will start and end at the Mountain Theater. Limited Entry. 9am-1pm. $100. Cushing Memorial Amphitheater/Mountain Theater, 801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley. www. tamalpais.org

10/11: ‘Art From the Heart’ Art Show/Benefit Gala Opening Night of a 4 day art show/benefit for the Fairfax Community Church, Home of the Fairfax Food Pantry. Featuring 7 amazing, local artists, including award winning watercolorist Cara Brown. 7-9pm. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 755-3775. www.fairfaxcommunitychurch.net

Home and Garden 10/07: Marin Bee Co. and Whole Foods present Free Year-Long Beekeeping Series The Basics of Backyard Beekeepin series beginning Sept. 22 and reoccurring on the first Sat. of the month at 11am. 10-11am. Free. Whole Foods Market, 790 De Long Ave., Novato. 235-8959. www. marinbeecompany.com/Workshops.html

10/10: Year Round Vegetable Gardening in Marin Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings will discuss how you can keep your vegetable garden producing through Marin’s colder months with some planning and preparation. Noon-1pm. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058.

10/11: The Medicinal and Edible Garden Evening class with Kami McBride at the College of Marin. 6:30-9pm. $45. Colleger of Marin, 1800 Ignacio Blvd. , Novato. www.marin.edu

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

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

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) While it certainly is good that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent the last few years learning how to relate to those closest to you, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not quite ďŹ nished yet. Saturn the taskmaster has just entered the sector of your chart that governs how to deal with resources from others. This includes money and property shared with your partner. You do not get to make ALL the ďŹ nancial decisionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;unless, of course, you happen to be getting tips from Bill Gates... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Saturn commands a stern focus on your one-to-one encounters, forcing you to expend signiďŹ cant effort to keep the peace with those closest to you. In some cases, you may decide that the relationship is not worth the troubleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difďŹ cult to see the positive when the negative is so obvious. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to you to take stock of the qualities that make or break a union. A daunting task, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got two years to ďŹ nish it... GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to buckle down. The entry of responsible Saturn into your house of work and working out can be a shock. For the last couple of years the emphasis on creative endeavors gave you a perfect excuse for spending time and energy on your art. Now, you are meant to organize and exercise: Put together a schedule and stick to it. And, since Saturn rules the teeth, a trip to the dentist is probably a good idea too. Sorry, Gem. CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Finallyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a planetary shift in your favor. Although Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries will continue to challenge you, Saturn is on your side for the next couple of years. You feel strongerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;physically and professionally. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in a casual romantic relationship, you are meant to take it to the next step. Unless, of course, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the RIGHT relationshipâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re meant to break it off and get serious ďŹ nding your ideal mate. And, no, the perfect pet does not count... LEO (July 22 - Aug. 22) Just when you thought you were past all that, here it comes again. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so much that history is repeating itselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more like old habits (and previous lovers?) are returning to your life. Meanwhile, you may need to spend more time (and money) taking care of domestic responsibilities for the next two years. So, those of you who were tempted to go on a fall fashion spending-spree, probably shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17) The new emphasis on your career house can be very productiveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially if you have been working hard on your chosen profession. It is easier to be disciplined and to do what needs to be done to succeed. There is, naturally, the other side of the coin, which inďŹ&#x201A;uences your personal life. Too little focus on family, friends and signiďŹ cant other is a danger to having a well-balanced existence. Sigh. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always something, right? PISCES (Feb. 18 - March 19) You are the sign most inclined to wander through life lost in your vivid imagination, accompanied, of course, by a musical soundtrack of your making. Reality is so boring in comparison. However, every 30 years or so even Pisces gets curious about what the world is really all about. For the next two years you are to gather useful knowledge, learn philosophy and travel for reasons other than hanging out on a nice beach. Good luck. < Email Lynda Ray at cosmicclues@gmail.com or check out her website at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/70585762/Lynda_Ray_Astrology/Starstream_Forecast.html 30 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130163 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TAM REALTY; MT TAM REALTY; MOUNT TAM REALTY; 609 SAN ANSELMO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: DAVID SWAIM, 54 EL CERRITO AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130289 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as KING JAMES CONSULTANTS, 21 MARIAN CT. #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JAMES DOMINIKO, 21 MARIAN CT. #2, 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 August 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 31, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130295 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE UPCYCLE FACTORY, C/O VENTURE GREENHOUSE 30 CASTRO AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: EMILY WONG, C/O VENTURE GREENHOUSE 30 CASTRO AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 4, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130344 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as RUBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY SPA, 1102 SECOND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JIALI LUO, 1713 6TH ST., RICHMOND, CA 94801. 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 September 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130299 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINE COUNTRY MODERN REAL ESTATE; SAN FRANCISCO MODERN REAL ESTATE, 2144 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIN MODERN REAL ESTATE INC., 2144 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 5, 2012. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 4, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012)

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LIBRA (Sept 22 - Oct. 22) The good news: Stern Saturn has left your sign and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be back for another 30 years; no more playing the role of the no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud. You can once again glide through life on your charm and good taste. The bad news: Saturn is now focused on making you ďŹ scally responsible. You are expected to spend wisely and balance your bank statements every month. So much for ordering that iPhone 5...

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18) Your ruler, grounded Saturn, has moved into the rather extreme sign of Scorpio. You may ďŹ nd over the next couple of years that you feel more intensely about things; you might even discover that you can get quite impassioned and obsessed over people or stuff that you barely noticed before. The power provided by this once-in-a-lifetime experience of Saturn in Scorpio while Pluto is in Capricorn can make you feel omnipotent. Sadly, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not...

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20) Saturnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit through the last house of your chart means that it is time to ďŹ nish up incomplete projects rather than starting new ones. Ponder the last four or ďŹ ve years when Saturn pushed you to set goals. Some were accomplished, some abandoned, some are in limbo. Rescue those that deserve to be ďŹ nished and let go of those unworthy of the effort. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK to cut your losses. Warren Buffett said so...

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VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 21) Your ruler (clever Mercury) joins forces with ambitious Saturn. This is a stellar time for you to enroll in a class or do research on an intriguing topic. You can solve mysteries (or write them if literary endeavors appeal to you more than being a detective). Meanwhile, temperamental Mars may begin to stir up problems at home after Saturday. If possible, postpone inviting the in-laws over for dinnerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for at least a month or two.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) Friendly Mercury and judgmental Saturn just entered your sign. Talk about mixed messages. One minute youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happily chatting with your pals and the next youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re offering them unwanted advice on ways to improve their ďŹ&#x201A;awed lives. Fortunately, charming Venus is playing peacemaker in your house of friends. She may not prevent you from sticking your foot in your mouth, but she should be able to gently extricate it without causing any lasting damage...

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130275 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as FARMERS FUTURE, 122 RED HILL CIRCLE, TIBURON, CA 94920: ELKE FORNACIARI, 122 RED HILL CIRCLE, TIBURON, CA 94920; RANDY FORNACIARI, 122 RED HILL CIRCLE, TIBURON, CA 94920. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130384 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALTERACIONES Y MANUALIDADES ANGELICA, 88 BELVEDERE ST OF â&#x20AC;&#x153;211â&#x20AC;?, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MARIA GUADALUPE MORALES TENORIO, 60 FAIRFAX ST. APT 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 17, 2012.

(Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130377 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN BAIL BONDS, 81 PASEO WAY, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: HEATHER C. WELLS, 81 PASEO WAY, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. 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 September 14, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130370 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as DOLCE VIOLINS, 1567 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MOSES SEDLER, 14 BRYN MAWR DR., 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 September 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 13, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130358 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PHASES HEALING PRACTICE, 1010 LOOTENS PLACE #18, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAWN ANGEL AVERITT, 1342 RUSSELL ST., BERKELEY, CA 94702. 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 September 12, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130314 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EDIT ORGANIZING, 16 LOCKSLY LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SARAH ROSS GANT, 16 LOCKSLY LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 5, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130427 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TAQUERIA MI FAMILIA, 580 REDHILL AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JUAN MANUEL ROCHA, 10 CARMEL CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130432 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUNKER & COMPANY, 4340 REDWOOD HWY #117, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JOSEPH C. BUNKER, 75 FERNWOOD DR., 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 October 1, 2007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 21, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 129954 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ONICA NAILS, 707 B ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: HANH MY THILE, 4808 E 15TH ST., OAKLAND, CA 94606. 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 18, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130446 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN PEST SOLUTION(S), 1525 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. SUITE 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PHILIPPE H. BEAUBOIS, 1525 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. #11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; KATHERYNE L. BEAUBOIS, 1525 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. #11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a husband & wife. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130468 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as N.I.C.A, 417 JOHNSON ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: KYMAN HARRIS, 417 JOHNSON ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. 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 September 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130502 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BRIX & MORTAR; B&M CELLARS; BRIX & MORTAR CELLARS, ARTWORK WINE CELLARS, 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947: AWDIRECT INC., 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 1, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130465 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CHPC WORLD, 25 HAWTHORNE AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: CHRISTOPHER H. PERRY, 25 HAWTHORNE 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 September 26, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 26, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130498 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC SUN; MARIN VOICES, 835 4TH ST. SUITE D, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LUXEMBOURG WEST INC., 835 4TH ST. SUITE D, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 1, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1204083. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ELYSSA ASHLEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ELYSSA ASHLEY to ELYSSA ASHLEY MOSES. 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: November 5, 2012, 9:00AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913. 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: September 7, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304398 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): LONDON, 170 E BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. Filed in Marin County on: June 11, 2009. Under File No: 121050. Registrant’s Name(s): CAROLINE CLARK, 170 E BLITHEDALE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on September 10, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304399 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): RUBY’S DAY SPA, 1102 2ND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: April 10, 2012. Under File No: 129216. Registrant’s Name(s): PING GUAN, 30 PONCETTA DR. APT 212, DALY CITY, CA 94015. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on September 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304404 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): PACIFIC SUN, 835 4TH ST. SUITE C, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: November 5, 2010. Under File No: 2010125373. Registrant’s Name(s): EMBARCADERO MEDIA, 450 CAMBRIDGE AVE., PALO ALTO, CA 94306. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on October 1, 2012. (Pacific Sun: October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012)

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The guy I’ve sorta been seeing travels around making videos for an extreme sports company but lives two hours away in the mountains. We met through a mutual friend, went to dinner and then had sex. We had a few more dates, and then he got a girlfriend. He contacted me after they broke up. I went up to see him, and we went to dinner and had sex. He then visited me, and I cooked him a lovely dinner and gave him a massage, putting lots of effort into everything, but he never puts much effort into us. He’ll always say, “I really like you, you should know that,” but only when I’m hounding him, asking why he never calls. Because he lived with his girlfriend for two years, he seems capable of commitment. Should I tell him how I feel—that I want more out of our “relationship”? —Irked

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There are some pretty funny extreme sports, like extreme ironing— lugging an ironing board to a remote location (like the top of a 1,000-foot rock formation) and, as extremeironing.com put it, combining a dangerous outdoor activity “with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.” Less amusing is the extreme sport you seem to favor—all-terrain hurling yourself at a guy who rings you up for sex whenever nobody in his ZIP code is available. When you want a boyfriend, you don’t send the message that all a guy has to do to get you is sit across from you and eat a burger. (What’s your idea of playing hard to get, withholding the catsup?) Your extremely casual sex partner popped up again, and you not only had sex with him but cooked him dinner and gave him a complimentary massage. Are you an aspiring girlfriend or an aspiring day spa? Feminism tells us that a woman should be able to do anything a man can do, from becoming an astronaut to having sex on the first date. I’m all for girls growing up to be astronauts. And obviously, a woman can have sex on the first date—but because men tend to devalue women they don’t have to chase, she’s taking a risk unless all she wants is a little nail and bail. You need to accept that you’ve blown it with this guy, having trained him to see you as dating roadkill—the sex-providing equivalent of a flattened possum. If he’s starving, he’ll scrape up some possum steaks; otherwise, thanks, he’ll take the $36 T-bone. Your thing with him won’t be a total loss if you turn it into a lesson in how not to act with men in the future. But, don’t just play hard to get; become hard to get. This means developing yourself into a woman who wants a man but isn’t so needy for one that she’ll shove her self-respect in the closet and try to bribe him into wanting her with sex, shiatsu and home-cooked gourmet meals. Sure, the way to a man’s heart is sometimes “through his stomach,” but only for laparoscopic surgeons taking the scenic route.

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My formerly loving parents are fighting constantly and putting me in the middle, frequently calling to complain about each other. They even phoned me together during a heated argument to ask whose side I was on. This is gut-wrenching, and it’s been great to have my boyfriend’s ear, but I was humiliated to discover he’d called Catholic services and his parents to ask what I should do. He’s a sweet guy, and I’m trying to forgive him, but I feel he compromised my trust. —Exposed

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You counted on two people to be the mature adults in your life—and then the “honey, do” list became the “honey, die” list. (It’s enough to make a girl march into AT&T and ask them to take her off the Family Plan.) As mortified as you are that your boyfriend took your problem out and introduced it around, this is a sign, not that you can’t trust him but that you can—to be there for you when the chips are down instead of turning up the game and crunching extra-hard on the Doritos. Applaud him for his good intentions, and then make sure he understands your “privacy settings.” Next, inform the enemy combatants that your ear is now off-limits for trash-talking and that you’ll say goodbye and hang up fast whenever either starts. Ask them to see a mediator to help them work out terms to live by in the immediate future (get names at Mediate.com) and find a therapist to help them over the long term—for their sake and so seeing them might eventually be more like going to Donny Osmond’s family reunion than Don Corleone’s. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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