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ma Village, the Homeward Bound of Marin housing development for homeless families, aims to reinvent the look and feel of affordable housing in the county. The reinvention should pique the interest of architecture enthusiasts as well as affordable-housing advocates. The design premise: There’s no reason why affordable housing for the homeless can’t meet the same high design standards as market-rate housing offers in the middle-class market in California. A key step in meeting Homeward Bound’s goal is the choice of Blu Homes to build the 14 one- and two-bedroom homes that will be Oma Village in Novato. Blu Homes, which started business in 2008, specializes in modular homes built off-site at its 250,000-square-foot factory in Vallejo. Not to be confused with old-style prefab housing, these homes are examples of the smaller-and-better real estate trend. “Blu Homes was founded with the mission of making architect-designed, green homes accessible to all types of Americans,” says co-founder and CEO Bill Haney in a press release. The concept is reminiscent of the philosophy behind Eichler homes, many of which are spread across Marin and California. They were designed and built

to allow middle-class families to enjoy the indoor-outdoor California aesthetic. They gained notice as a downscale Frank Lloyd Wright. But downscale in cost rather than aesthetic. Eichlers might have less attention to detail than a Wright-designed home, but the look and feel are similar. Eichlers were the thing in the 1950s. Now there’s a new trend in California— reducing consumption as the way to a happier life. Selling off a McMansion and buying a smaller home can yield psychic benefits, say proponents of the smaller-is-better gestalt. That distinction is important: Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising on design. Building smaller can increase the quality of the finished product, say proponents. Mary Kay Sweeney, executive director at Homeward Bound, learned about Blu Homes through Dwell magazine. “We have been watching [Blu Homes] for a long time.” The company, which had been headquartered in Massachusetts, moved its factory to Vallejo last autumn. It now has corporate offices in San Francisco. “When they moved out here, we thought that was perfect because they also would be providing jobs in this neck of the woods,” says Sweeney. But those jobs, about 150, have come with some controversy. Blu Homes 7 >


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‘Pacific Sun’: Yes on Measure A While our endorsements edition was three weeks ago, we feel the need to re-emphasize the Pacific Sun’s support for Measure A—the proposed quarter-cent countywide sales tax that would bring in an estimated $10 million annually that would go toward county parks, city parks and the purchase of agricultural easements. Why repeat ourselves? Because someone’s been inserting “No on A” fliers in the windows of several of our racks in downtown San Rafael. Not only is such an action against the law, but it’s infringing upon our right to free expression and creating an obstacle for our readers to get the paper. It’s also testament to a lack of integrity in these particular anti-A campaigners who, we must assume, are of the same crowd who oppose EVERY tax initiative put forward, regardless of the individual merits. One such flier littering our racks has the audacity to say its No on A argument is a stance “for parks and open space.”They’ve got a funny way of showing it. Again, here’s what we wrote in endorsement of the measure on Oct. 5: 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-acentury. 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. Novato charter application earns a ‘complete’ A proposal for a new K-8 charter school in Novato finally passed its first big test this week, after the North Bay Educational Foundation’s application for a 544-student school was declared “complete” by Novato Unified School District officials. Foundation members had filed an earlier application that met the required number of parent signatures—half the proposed enrollment, or 272—but, according to the district, that version lacked the necessary admissions and enrollment forms and health and safety information. Next up will be a public hearing about the proposed North Bay Academy, to be held sometime before mid-November. According to the district, its approval of the charter will depend on such considerations as the level of support for the new school, not only by petition signees, but by district teachers and staff members, as well. Novato Sanitary closes lid on lawsuit The Novato Sanitary District is wading out of the murk this week, after announcing a settlement with the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board to the tune of $344,000. The settlement covers fines for nearly 30 various spills and overflows that occurred during heavy storms and flooding in 2008. More than $140,000 of the fine will be applied to wetlands habitat restoration projects in the Bahia and Simmons Slough areas of Novato intended to remove non-native vegetation, plant native species and improve potential habitat for rare or endangered species such as the red-legged frog. Novato Sanitary officials are hoping the settlement brings to a close a sullied era for the district. The FBI raided district offices in the spring of 2009 after the EPA received an anonymous tip about alleged illegal NSD sewage spills into the San Pablo Bay dating back to 2007. Federal agents seized copies of hard drives and several boxes of paper printouts in the raid— but offered few specifics as to what they were searching for; district officials and staff were left in limbo following the raid, and everybody lawyered up. In September 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice, working on behalf of the EPA, announced it was abandoning its investigation into any alleged environmental violations by the district; further investigation was turned over to the state. 8




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1. Last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior officially recognized a cove on the Point Reyes Peninsula as the site where, in 1579, what happened? 2. In baseball there are how many outs in an inning? 3. The air we breathe is composed 99 percent of what two chemical elements? 4. What is the most populous U.S. state that does not have a major league team in baseball, football, basketball, hockey or soccer? Hint: It’s located on the eastern side of the country. 5. What two cities are the capital and the seat of government of the Netherlands? 6. 1n 1882, the Procter & Gamble Co. came up with a great advertising slogan, when they described Ivory soap as being what percent pure? 7. Pictured below: Identify these people named William


8. The name of what 3-foot tall bird, extinct since the 17th century, is spelled with alternating vowels and consonants? 9. Jack Nicholson played a 1930s Hollywood detective in what 1974 movie? 10. French author Jules Verne is best known for what two 1870s novels with numbers in the title?



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 VEl Hogar de Los Niños, a San Rafael nonprofit agency, has served impoverished children in Nicaragua since 2001. Donating more than $300,000 over the years, the organization is solely responsible for the education of more than 200 students who live in a barrio dubbed by many as the worst in Managua. On Saturday, Nov. 3, El Hogar de Los Niños holds its annual A Taste of Nicaragua event at Unity in Marin Hall in Hamilton. Guests will enjoy an authentic Nicaraguan dinner, including slow simmered pork over yucca with shredded cabbage. There will also be a silent auction, raffle, music and dancing. Support the children by purchasing your tickets to the event. For more information, contact board member Julie Keener at 415/883-2148.

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Paul Fordham, deputy director at Homeward Bound. “We have seen that $500 or $600 is a realistic amount they can afford when they take their first steps back to full employment.” In addition to the 14 houses on the site, Oma Village will include a community space and an outdoor kitchen. The design will cluster the buildings around a courtyard in a kind of inward-looking model. Residents can stroll down the courtyard, which is reminiscent of a central mall. Creating that sense of community is one of the attractions Sweeney and Fordham noticed when they researched Blu Homes. And the Blu Homes philosophy of building smaller to a higher standard intrigued Sweeney and Fordham, who made a strong impression on the company and on Maura McCarthy, co-founder and vice president of strategic development. A group from Homeward Bound, including board members, visited the Blu Homes factory. “I was just bowled over by their enthusiasm,” says McCarthy. “To be perfectly honest, I initially was worried that they wanted to do a super-inexpensive affordable-housing project, and I was concerned that the Blu Homes concept of high-quality and elegant design might not appeal to them.” McCarthy wondered if Homeward Bound would look for a “lower common denominator product.” She needn’t have worried. “They are totally not, which is so refreshing. I was excited to see that they are deeply committed to really high-quality housing.” This is the first affordable-home project for Blu Homes. The modular building process allows Blu Homes to construct a complete home at its factory. That drastically reduces the noise and inconvenience that neighbors suffer during a conventional building project. The company uses green materials in the building process and in the finished homes. After construction at the factory, the walls of the modules fold in on themselves for truck transport to the project site. Because the walls fold for transport, Blu Homes can construct modules up to 20 feet long with ceilings up to 15 feet. Traditional modular construction restricts buildings to lengths of about 12 to 14 feet. “I describe it like it’s a Transformer,” says McCarthy. “Some people call it origami, but to me it’s like a Transformer because everything you need in the house is built in.” Like all Blu Home buildings, McCarthy adds, the homes in Oma Village will be constructed on a steel frame and will have efficient insulation. “We are not cutting corners at Oma Village. The houses will have the same specifications that a normal [market-rate] buyer gets.” Blu Homes is contributing to Homeward Bound’s construction budget. McCarthy declined to give exact figures but said the company is giving Homeward Bound a kind of baker’s dozen deal that amounts to a “substantial reduction” in the finished development. 8 >


< 6 A patch of Blu is wrangling with Carpenters Union Local 180, which has accused the company of unfair labor practices. The union filed 29 complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), including a serious charge that the company intimidated and fired employees who wanted union representation. The NLRB has closed most of the cases, stating that the board found no evidence to support the union’s claim. But five cases remain open. The company says it doesn’t oppose formation of a union but wants to ensure that a vote to create one is conducted in a fair manner. The fight with the union seems uncharacteristic of co-founder Haney, who has made a reputation as a progressive who supports unions. He made a documentary, The Price of Sugar, that supports unionization for workers in the Dominican Republic. In another film, The Last Mountain, he roundly criticizes Massey Ferguson, the energy company, for wrecking the miners’ union. Although Blu Homes and the union still have their respective beefs, and those five cases still are pending, they don’t diminish the innovative design concept that could create a model for affordable housing in Marin, a model that could be replicated elsewhere in the county and country. In January 2011, Betty Pagett and Sweeney met to discuss Pagett’s idea for a new type of nongovernmental program that would provide permanent housing for low-income Marin families. It was an ambitious commitment to create Oma Village. In June 2012, Homeward Bound announced the purchase of three-quarters of an acre at 5394 Nave Drive, formerly owned by Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, which had operated a 30-bed residential program for people in substance abuse recovery. The purchase price was $790,000. The Marin Community Foundation contributed a $300,000 grant to buy the land. The county kicked in $250,000 from its general fund and the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael gave $85,000. In addition, several substantial private donations completed the fundraising for the property purchase. The whole idea behind Oma Village centers on creating a stable environment for families to move along a continuum that takes them out of homelessness. A particularly tough part of moving on that continuum is the high price and low availability of rental housing in Marin. After a homeless family is stabilized they often have nowhere to go after temporary housing ends. The 14 one- and two-bedroom Oma Village homes will feature stabilized rent—between $500 and $600 a month. “We set that amount because the people we see come in and get employment, but they need some stability while they develop job skills to move up and earn more than a lower-wage service job,” says

WSamuel Cutrufelli is a huge Zero with lotsa chutzpah. You may recall that Cutrufelli, 31, allegedly broke into 90-year-old Jay Leone’s home in Greenbrae earlier this year and allegedly shot the elderly gentleman in the head. Leone shot back, hitting Cutrufelli, who then fled. Twin Cities police found the suspect bleeding in his car, not far from Leone’s home. Both men were hospitalized and recovered. It gets stranger. Cutrufelli, currently on trial for attempted murder, just filed a lawsuit against Leone for bodily injury and financial damages, even claiming Leone caused him to lose his home and wife. Talk about adding insult to injury. Mr. Leone, we sincerely wish you the best. Cutrufelli, we wish you the best you can do, which probably amounts to zero.—Nikki Silverstein

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< 7 A patch of Blu To put the cost in context, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smallest model, the Origin, comes in its smallest permutation at 18 feet by 25 feet. Starting price in California is $145,000. Origin starting models go up to 18 feet by 48 feet. Sunset magazine highlighted another Blu Homes model, the Breezehouse, as its 2012 Idea House. It features the â&#x20AC;&#x153;harmonious connection between beautiful indoor living and the natural world,â&#x20AC;? according to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The Breezehouse model starts at 56 feet by 54 feet, with the possibility of additional â&#x20AC;&#x153;podsâ&#x20AC;? or modules. The starting price is $585,000 in California. Blu Home uses CATIA (computer aided three-dimensional interactive application) modeling software to design its homes. The 3-D imaging software allows modiďŹ cation of layout and adornment to suit clients. The software also allows Blu Homes to keep tight control of the design process and its layout and cost consequences. The same design quality, the same thought to materials, form and function will go into the Oma Village homes that go into other Blu Homes models, says McCarthy, who adds that the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move to California is symbolic of the smaller-isbetter philosophy taking hold in the state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Californians culturally understand [our] product. They understand this concept of small is beautiful and kitchen gardens and indoor-outdoor living in a way that connects well with our brand.â&#x20AC;? All those features will be in evidence at Oma Village. That, combined with the green building practices, the high-end design and other attributes of the Blu Homes construction plans contributed to the Marin Community Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funding participation in Oma Village. Affordable housing is one of the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary interests, and Oma Village ďŹ ts right in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think [the Blu Homes concept] could really open up the potentialâ&#x20AC;? for affordable housing, says Thomas Peters, president and CEO of the foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It opens up possibilities for other potential properties in Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and elsewhere.â&#x20AC;? The attractiveness of the design and the intention

to create a community feel could make introducing affordable projects less onerous, especially with Homeward Boundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participation in ongoing maintenance of the buildings and help for tenants. Homeward Bound will pick the tenants for the 14 homes in Oma Village from the roster of families who have gone through Homeward Bound programs. They can remain in Oma Village as long as they have children. When the children leave, the tenants also will move on, making room for new families. Fordham and Sweeney say they hope the families will improve their circumstances enough while in Oma Village and using Homeward Boundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supportive services to move on to new surroundings before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required. From the start, Betty Pagett thought creating affordable housing could happen by using a model separate from the monolithic governmental development thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so off-putting to many in Marin. She wanted to engage a family-to-family community. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oma Village, where the focus will be on its children. Already, says Fordham, a local church has expressed interest in hosting a homework club for Oma Village kids. And that community room will feature speakers and events aimed at engaging residents of all ages. McCarthy says triangular sail-like awnings will extend from the homes over connected patio areas and walkways to provide shade on hot summer days. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a feature found in the highestend Blu Homes models. Could Homeward Bound replicate Oma Village elsewhere using the same upfront funding that negates the need for mortgages, keeps rents low and at the same time exhibits innovative design? Sweeney says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible. Homeward Bound â&#x20AC;&#x153;is putting the model out there, and hopefully there will be takers to do this elsewhere in the county.â&#x20AC;? Fordham and Sweeney say Oma Village is a good place to start creating a new affordable-housing paradigm for families because developers and organizations that build affordable housing have become relatively dormant during the last few years. < Contact the writer at

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MALT director to retire After nearly three decades of helping protect Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family farms and ranches, the Marin Agricultural Land Trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime director Bob Berner is heading off to pastureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll officially retire at the end of the year, according to MALT officials. Berner joined MALT, the Point Reyes Station-based agency that helps protect family farms from subdivision, in 1984â&#x20AC;&#x201D;four years after its founding by dairywoman Ellen Straus and biologist Phyllis Faber.â&#x20AC;&#x153;He translated their vision of a farmland trust, for which there was no precedent, into a national model,â&#x20AC;? said MALT officials in a press statement about the retirement. Berner describes his 27 years serving MALT as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;extraordinary privilege.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been especially rewarding to work with the ranching and farming families who have been taking care of the land for generations and who have helped make Marin such a unique and extraordinary place,â&#x20AC;? says Berner. MALTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to eliminate â&#x20AC;&#x153;development potentialâ&#x20AC;? on farmland through the acquisition of conservation easements in voluntary transactions with landownersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it essentially raises funds to meet the purchase price of sellable ag land to keep developers at bay, and families on their farms. Under Bernerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership, according to MALT, the organization has protected 68 family farms totaling 44,100 acres of farmlandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;nearly half of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s privately owned farmland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one believed when MALT was founded nearly 32 years ago that it could protect half of the farmland in Marin,â&#x20AC;? says MALT chairwoman Sue Conley.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steadfast leadership and vision made this success possible.â&#x20AC;? Arrest warrant issued for owner of MarinScope newspapers Trouble was brewing last week for beer baron Vijay Mallya, the Indian-born owner of Kingfisher and the MarinScope newspaper chain, when a warrant for his arrest was issued back in his homeland over unpaid bills connected with his Kingfisher Airlines. The warrant, which was subsequently withdrawn, had to do with bounced checks worth $1.9 million issued to Hyderabad International Airport. Kingfisher has promised to pay the airport charges, according to reports from the Indian and British media. Mallya, a billionaire with a residence in Sausalito, owns the MarinScope chain, a collection of free weekly newspapers with publications in Novato, the Ross Valley, Sausalito, San Rafael and Mill Valley. The papers share much of their content, but are nevertheless distributed under different names. Mallya also serves as chairman of the Indian brewing company that produces Kingfisher beer. Kingfisher Airlines has been beleaguered by financial problems for years; this summer the British press reported on a staff strike over unpaid wages that resulted in the cancellation of 40 flights.

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alloween was born centuries ago as the Gaelic celebration Samhain, a harvest festival held in honor of those who’d passed in the previous year, and a final blowout for those who may not make it through to the next. The Irish brought some of those old harvest customs to America in the 19th century but, as the event morphed into Halloween, the festival’s once prominent specter of mortality was gradually re-marketed over the decades into a cutesy kiddy celebration of princess costumes, yellow Milk Duds boxes and party games involving saliva-filled buckets of apples. Well, we don’t like them apples. Which is why we’re presenting our seventh annual Death issue—our attempt to bring Halloween back to its roots—those six feet under—and offer another round of our award-winning reflection upon life, death, and all the joy and sorrow in between. —Jason Walsh

Deathstyles of the rich and famous Marin’s ‘celebrity’ graves are groundbreaking in more ways than one...


rama!” said Marcie Miller of the historic cemeteries in West Marin, and San Marin History Museum. “There’s a Rafael is home to Mount Olivet and Mt. Talot of drama with these first people malpais Cemetery, where the History Museum who settled in Marin.” Last week Miller led a plans to conduct a guided tour sometime this lively and highly entertaining tour of Mount fall. Of course, the highlights of any cemetery Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael, pointmay not be the flashiest tombs or fanciest ing out the graves of the founding families of markers but the final resting places of people Marin—all those Pachecos, Millers, Freitases, who led famous or infamous lives. Marin’s two Lucases, Murphys, etc.—who intermarried and biggest cemeteries boast their share of celebrity bought land and occasionally sued each other. dead; here is a sampling of some prominent (And seemed to have a penchant and oh-so-permanent Marin residents. for falling off horses—“What’s Superb Athletes S with all the falling off horses?” October is a perfect time to pay Miller asked.) She recommends by b y homage to five-time World Series h touring cemeteries when travelJJulie ulie cchamp Vernon “Lefty” Gomez, ing; it’s an excellent way to get hall of fame pitcher for the New Vader V a d e r a feel for the history of a place. York Yankees in the 1930s and “I’m not big on feeling cemeter’40s. He won more than 20 ies are creepy,” Miller said. games a season four 10> There are marvelous small

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Screen Stars and Sweethearts Although Marin graveyards can’t compete with Southern California for star power, we do have some cinematic romantics. Howard Hickman played John Wilkes, the patriarch of Twelve Oaks plantation, in Gone With the Wind— one of 270 movies he acted in. He also directed 19 features and wrote two more. When he died, on New Year’s Eve in 1949, at age 69, in Kentfield, he was interred in a “book” urn in the chapel at Mt. Tamalpais. Fifteen years later his wife, Bessie Barriscale, a silent screen star and producer in her own right, joined him on 10 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Hollywood filmmakers and pizza deliverymen treated ‘Bloody Babs’ with a lot more respect than the press ever did.

the shelf in her own urn when she died at age 80.


times and won the pitchers’ “triple crown” (leading in wins, ERA and strikeouts) twice. Even more impressive than his statistics—he was a quick wit, what sportswriters call a quote machine. “When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, he and all the space scientists were puzzled by an unidentifiable white object,” he said. “I knew immediately what it was. That was a home run ball hit off me in 1933 by Jimmie Foxx.” Alas, Gomez, who died at age 80 in 1989, doesn’t have a snappy epitaph on his grave marker at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, but it does have an etched image of him and his wife, Lois, in their Yankee glory days. Still, it’s a fancier marker than that of Ernie Nevers, who has a simple niche nearby. Nevers, who died in 1976 at 72 years of age, was not only a major league baseball player—he played pro basketball and football as well. He still holds the record for scoring all 40 points—touchdowns and kicked points-after—in a 1929 NFL game for the Chicago Cardinals. No less than Pop Warner called him the best player he ever coached, high praise considering Warner had also coached Jim Thorpe. It seems likely the world will never see as well-rounded an athlete as Nevers ever again.



‘I’d rather be lucky than good’—Lefty Gomez

Notorious Women Because Mount Olivet accepted any Catholic for burial whether they could pay or not, several San Quentin inmates lie here in unmarked graves, including Juanita Spinelli, who was executed in 1941 at age 52, the first woman to be gassed to death at San Quentin. She was called “the Duchess,” the leader of a gang convicted of drugging a 19-year-old fellow gang member, Robert Sherrard, and then throwing his body off a bridge and attempting to make it look like a suicide. The warden who presided over her execution, Clinton Duffy, later wrote she was: “The coldest, hardest character, male or female, I have ever known...a homely, scrawny, nearsighted, sharp-featured scarecrow...The Duchess was a hag, evil as a witch, horrible to look at, impossible to like...” which may be the all-time most extreme example of adding insult to injury. On the other side of Mt. Olivet lies Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in San Quentin’s gas chamber. Dubbed “Bloody Babs” by the press, she received far more sympathetic treatment after her 1955 death at age 31. Susan Hayward won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Graham in 1958’s I Want to Live!—the movie implies Graham wasn’t even present at the murder and robbery of 64-year-old Burbank widow Mabel Monohan, the crime for which she was convicted. And Graham is one of few people who was arguably more striking than the glamorous Hollywood actress who portrayed her on film. She was certainly younger—Graham was born five years after Hayward. Graham’s grave was unmarked until the 1980s when a San Francisco pizza delivery man, after seeing the movie, scraped together $300 for a simple marker, which

The Nevers ending story.

last week was also sporting some faded artificial flowers. She’s not buried in a prime location in Mt. Olivet, but her gravesite does have a view of the Terra Linda Michael’s arts and crafts store.

Musicians with Drug Issues Chester W. Powers has two “aka” names also on his Mt. Tamalpais headstone: Jesse Oris Farrow and Dino Valenti. One of the founding members of the Quicksilver Messenger Service in 1965, Valenti was imprisoned on drug charges and sold the rights to his best known composition, “Get Together,” to help pay for his defense. He died suddenly at age 57 in Santa Rosa in 1994. June Pointer, the youngest of the Pointer Sisters, also battled drug addiction most of her career, to the point where her

sisters threw her out of the band as a form of “tough love.” When she had a stroke doctors discovered cancer had spread throughout her body, and she died at age 52 in 2006. She shares a burial site with her sister Anita’s daughter, Jada, who died of cancer in 2003. The marker’s epitaph is “Someday we’ll be together” and there’s room for more names to be engraved. Two of the most famous musicians with drug issues are “resting”—sort of— in Marin. Some of Jerry Garcia’s ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay and Janis Joplin’s “cremains” were scattered from a plane over Stinson Beach. So there is a reason that Marinites may always feel surrounded by a sweet, soulful and subtle it’s-all-gone-too-soon vibe. < Bury Julie at

Triumph of the wills From Janis Joplin to Beryl Buck, when it comes to great wills—a few have truly passed the testament... by M at t hew St af for d


last will and testament is a handy way to let your friends and family know how you feel about them after you’ve safely escaped into the great beyond, out of reach of both fawning gratitude and a punch in the nose. Where there’s a will there’s a way to express devotion, register disenchantment, apply the hotfoot, let out a little long-latent hostility and make one final statement about who you are and what you believe in, all from the safety of a sealed envelope and six feet under. It’s the ultimate, richly anticipated, often surprising farewell broadside. There’s nothing especially complicated about writing a will, particularly for the majority of the population who don’t have a lot to bequeath anyway. No lawyer is required. All you have to do is write out, in your own hand, how and to whom you want to distribute your worldly goods. Mention somewhere that you’re of sound mind and old enough to know better, then sign it and date it. Make sure not to add anything below the signature, or to try and disinherit your spouse—nothing doing in a community property state—or to require your potential heirs to commit naughty or otherwise illegal acts to earn their inheritance. Oh, and no photocopies, please. A last will and testament isn’t absolutely necessary, of course; if you die without having written one (aka “intestate”), your stuff will be divided among your heirs, or if there aren’t any heirs your estate will be liquidated and deposited in the state

Larkspur resident Janis Joplin bequeathed dough for a raging party for all her friends—sadly, the chanteuse could attend in spirit only.

coffers for, hopefully, the public good. The other, more satisfying option is to spend everything you have before you kick the bucket, but if you absolutely insist on leaving some- W.C. Fields couldn’t leave this mortal coil without one final parting The Beryl Buck legacy lives on today through the Buck Institute, above, as well as the thing behind, shot at the institution of marriage. philanthropy of the Marin Community Foundation. here are a few examples of massive private oil reserves. The foundalive fish, all wearing white scarves in honor afterlife bequests, requests and manifestos tion tried to break the trust’s Marin-only of the man who perished rather than eat his from history ancient and modern. requirement, with some success, and fellow-creatures.” (Shaw also directed that The oldest known will is carved on the when the dust settled the Buck Institute the bulk of his $1,028,252 estate be used tomb of Nek’ure, the son of an Egyptian for Research on Aging, the country’s first to develop a British alphabet of 40, rather pharaoh. Upon his death in 2601 B.C., independent biomedical research center than 26, letters.) W.C. Fields, meanwhile, the prince, having pondered his bequests devoted exclusively to age-related diseases, left $10,000 to his wife, $25,000 to his et “while living upon his two feet was safely housed in a snappy mistress and a variety of carefully chosen and not ailing in any respect,” I. Pei-designed setting up in I.M. possessions (including “two fly catchers”) left 14 towns and two estates N Novato. to assorted cronies. to his wife, three children and Another Marinite, Janis Just plain folk can cook up fairly goofy by b y a woman whose relationship J Joplin (“resident of the city of last wills and testaments too. NineteenthMatthew M at t hew to the deceased is lost in the Larkspur, California”), knew century British philosopher Jeremy BenStafford St a f f o r d sands of time. Other bequests how to spread her postmortham left his entire estate to London Hospihave been more public-spirittem dough around too. In tal with the proviso that his remains preside ed. In 1829 James Smithson, a her will (updated three days over future board meetings. Bentham’s flesh British chemist with a bulgbefore she died of a heroin and organs were duly removed, his skeleton ing inheritance of his own, overdose in October 1970), was reassembled and dressed in his garleft half-a-million dollars to the U.S. she left $2,500 for a party “so my ments, a wax life mask was placed over his government to create “an establishment for friends can have a ball after I’m gone.” skull, and he was seated in an armchair in a the increase and diffusion of knowledge The all-night wake at the Lion’s Share in glass and mahogany case where he presided among men”—known to us today as the San Anselmo, with 200 guests and music for...92 years. One John Bowman, a great great and good Smithsonian Institution. by Creedence, Big Brother, the Airplane believer in reincarnation, created a trust In his 1896 will Alfred Nobel, the guilt- and the Dead, as well as white wine, hash fund to pay servants to maintain his 21ridden inventor of dynamite, directed brownies and bad behavior, was by all acroom mansion and prepare dinner every that his fortune be invested in income- counts a splendid sendoff. evening until he and his deceased wife and producing securities that would subsidize Other famous folk have settled their daughters, um, returned. (His wishes were the five annual monetary prizes (in phys- affairs in equally distinctive fashion. Peter carried out for 59 years.) More prosaically, ics, medicine, chemistry, literature and the Great’s will included a detailed plan for Quaker State heiress Eleanor Ritchey left peace) that bear his name to this day. And the conquest of Europe. Napoleon directed $14 million to her 150 stray dogs. in 1945, a little-known stage actor named that his head be shaved and the hair divided The last word, though, has to go to Conrad Cantzen bequeathed $226,608.34 among his friends. Texas statesman-icon Margaret Nothe, a Philadelphia houseto Actors Equity in New York to establish Sam Houston wrote that he would like “my wife, whose cogent, concise last will and a Shoe Fund for struggling players in need sons taught early an utter contempt for testament, tucked into her handwritten of footwear—a program that’s still going novels and light reading.” Charles Dickens collection of recipes under “Chili Sauce,” strong. asked the mourners at his funeral to “wear was found legally binding: “4 quarts of Marin County’s most famous last will no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hatband, ripe tomatoes, 4 small onions, 4 green and testament was philanthropic as well. or other such revolting absurdity,” while peppers, 2 teacups of sugar, 2 quarts of Beryl Buck bequeathed most of what was Mormon leader Brigham Young’s will carecider vinegar, 2 ounces ground allspice, thought to be a $12 million estate to the fully divided his $2.5 million estate among 2 ounces cloves, 2 ounces cinnamon, 12 San Francisco Foundation when she died 17 wives and 48 children. Devout vegetarteaspoons salt. Chop tomatoes, onions and in 1975, stipulating that it be used to fund ian George Bernard Shaw’s will contained peppers fine, add the rest mixed together Marin-based charitable causes. But when “directions for my funeral, which will be and bottle cold. Measure tomatoes when probate closed four years later the estate followed not by mourning coaches, but peeled. In case I die before my husband I was worth an awe-inspiring $262 million, by herds of oxen, sheep, swine, flocks of leave everything to him.” Amen. < thanks to the sale of Belridge Oil and its poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of Bequeath to Matthew at OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 11

Perfect circle Talking to kids about death is no day at the movies...


y kids, Jenna and Andy, now 27 and and confusing realities—and death is a near 25, were 8 and 7 years old when impossible concept to explain to someone their mother died. Gladys and I had whose views of the world are so fragile. been divorced for a few years when she was O  O  O  O diagnosed with lung cancer and lymHospice By The Bay, with offices in Marin, phoma. She noticed a lump in her neck on San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma Easter Day 1994, and died seven months County, has worked with countless children later, just a few days before Thanksgiving. in various stages of grief. In the booklet It was a difficult time, to say the least. As a weekend father, my role had largely “Children’s Grief,” marriage and family counselor Alissa Hirshfield-Flores been the Fun Guy. Though I was describes the need for simple, de a daily presence in their lives, honest answers to children’s h it was on weekends that they questions about death. Often, q came to stay with me, and I beby b y she writes, adults attempt to ssh came associated with playtime. D David av i d sspare children pain by softenOur weekends together were ing their explanations to the T Templeton empleton full of games, trips to the park, point of meaninglessness. adventures and movies. The When children are not given Lion King, a particular favorite, full explanations, they will was still in theaters, the soundfill in the gaps with their own track a constant presence in my imagination, sometimes to car, on the day I got the call that devastating effect. Gladys had passed away. Telling children that their loved one has The kids were with me that day. merely “gone away” opens up immense Recognizing that the end was near, I’d feelings of abandonment. Telling a child brought them to my place for a few days. that his mother or father or grandparent My girlfriend, Susan—we got married a has “gone to sleep” often causes fear of year or so later—was home that morning, bedtime, imagining that he himself might too. Telling my children that their mother never wake up again. Even the comforting had just died is easily the hardest thing suggestion that the loved one was taken I’ve ever had to do in my life. They knew away by God because she was so good he she was sick, but in a clumsy attempt to needed her in Heaven can result in conprotect them, she’d repeatedly promised fused feelings, believing that only in being that, one way or another, she was going to bad will the child be safe from a God that get better. kills good people. It was a promise made of love, and of Experts tend to agree that the best one optimism and hope. can do for children asking about death But it was a big mistake. is to give real comfort, to answer quesI still remember their faces, tears running down their cheeks, their little mouths tions about sickness as honestly as possible, avoiding ambiguous language. Most chewing, chewing, chewing. For some important, children need to know that reason, I decided to give them chocolate everything they are feeling is normal. That truffles as I broke the news. Jenna, the it’s OK to cry. And it’s OK to be happy, too. 8-year-old, couldn’t stop crying. She imIt’s OK to want their loved one to return, mediately ran to tell our cat, Buddy, the and it’s OK to be angry that that isn’t going news. From the bathroom, where Buddy to happen. liked to hang out, I could hear her sobPrimarily, a grieving child needs to feel bing, holding Buddy in her arms. In the loved and protected. living room, Andy, 7, had cried for maybe 30 seconds. That was it. Then he became O  O  O  O angry, his little fists slowly clenching in In my case, I stumbled through the best I childlike rage. could. “She said she wasn’t going to die! She It was with mixed feelings that I took the promised!” kids to the showing of the body the night The rest of the day was a wild ride of emobefore their mother’s funeral. I didn’t want tions, each new wave punctuated by questhat to be their last memory of her, but tions. “Where is she now? Where will we live? Gladys’s mother was adamant. Since they Why did she die?” had not been given a chance to really say That last one, that was the toughest. goodbye—how could they, when they’d been Death is a mystery to even the most promised she was going to recover?—I gave cognizant and experienced of us. But for them each a blank cassette tape, and encourchildren, especially at their age, the world is aged them to record a message to leave in the still forming, a blend of imaginative fantasy 12 PACIFIC SUN OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2012

coffin. I still don’t know what they said. Jenna recorded her message in the bathroom with Buddy, behind closed doors. Andy waited till the last minute, while we were eating dinner at a Burger King down the street from the funeral home. There was one of those indoor playgrounds at the restaurant, with a slide and a ball crawl. Andy took the recorder into the little pit of plastic balls, wiggled down under, and said his goodbyes from beneath the covering of brightly colored balls. After the viewing, where the cassettes were gently placed inside the coffin with Gladys’s body, I still felt Andy and Jenna’s questions weighing down on me. I felt a responsibility to try and explain, to make some sense of what was happening—but I couldn’t imagine how. Susan drove my parents back to their hotel, and I seat-belted the kids into my car and headed for home. On the sound system was The Lion King. No one was in the mood to sing “Hakunah Matata,” so I went to turn it off. Then I had an idea. I switched to track number one. “The Circle of Life.” “From the day we arrive on the planet/ And blinking, step into the sun/ There’s more to see than can ever be seen/ More to do than can ever be done.” And then the chorus. “It’s the Circle of Life/ And it moves us all/ Through despair and hope/ Through faith and love/ Till we find our place/ On the path unwinding/ In the Circle, the Circle of Life.” We all knew those words by heart. I turned the car around, and headed back. Not to the funeral home, but to the hospital where both of the kids were born.

And tomorrow will be another day.

We stopped for ice cream on the way. “I don’t know why your mom died,” I told Andy and Jenna, as we crossed the parking lot and then stepped into the hospital elevator and hit the button for the third floor. “But I know that everything has a beginning and an ending, and some endings come earlier than others. But there’s always a new beginning after that. That’s the circle of life.” The elevator opened onto the balcony outside the maternity ward and, ice cream cones still in their hands, I led Jenna and Andy over to the window. Inside were rows and rows of cribs, four of them occupied with newborn babies. “You just saw your mom for that last time, at the funeral place,” I told them, kneeling down between them. “Now I want to show you where you saw her for the first time.” Nothing much happened. The babies slept. We peered through the window. We finished our ice cream. Then we went home. I don’t know that my little improvised field trip, or my awkward explanation about circles, beginnings and endings offered any comfort. My children carry the pain of their mother’s death to this day. But strangely, they felt that one of their questions had been answered. Their mother died because sometimes mothers die, and lion kings pass on, and new lions are born to take their place. Death sucks, and sometimes adults don’t give kids a chance to say their goodbyes, and nobody knows what to say when hard questions are asked. But in the circle of life, it’s not bad. It’s not good, either. It’s just what happens. < Email David at

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few years back, I journeyed CaliforThis isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ďŹ rst niaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vast and sweltering Interstate time I imagined my 5 from Los Angeles back to the Bay funeral. Throughout Area. It is a sojourn I have made often over my life, serious and the last several decades but this particular not-so-serious nearmid-July trip was rather psychically transdeath experiences led formative. me to vivid images First, I should admit that I was a bit hung of friends and famover. The evening prior to my return home ily streaming out was spent sucking down tequila with some the door of comold high school friends and smoking cigamunity centers, rettes outside oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Hollywood apartweeping for their ment. The morning found me dehydrated, loss. In fact, I ďŹ rst hazy and mildly bruised. began imagining Next, anyone who has ever found herself my demise and subsein the unfortunate location of the Central quent funeral service as a young child Valley during the summer months knows who passed by a vicious Australian cattle dog that July doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly offer a refreshing on my daily walks to the bus stop. This horriďŹ c experience. Especially while driving an old mutt, T.S. (which was short for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tough Shitâ&#x20AC;?), clunky 1990 Volvo with no A/C. Though growled, pounced and nipped at my heels evequipped with a large Whole Foods bag of ery school day for nearly 10 years, resulting in coconut water, kombucha and smoothies a decade of obsessing over what kind of music for the drive, the combination of the heat, would be played at my service after ďŹ nally sucthe tequila seeping out of my post-binge cumbing to this nasty creatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood-thirsty pores and nostalgia for my youth brought fangs. Luckily, I survived those early years with on what can only be described as a mobile T.S., and my loved ones escaped the fate of revision quest. membering me every time they heard songs As the 110 degree heat continued to like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunrise, Sunset,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Are the World,â&#x20AC;? or soarâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;reaching a temperature of what I re- Bon Joviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Livinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on a Prayer.â&#x20AC;? fer to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;personal hellâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;I was convinced As I grew older and had more serious that I would meet my maker out there on near-death experiencesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;like the time my the side of the freeway, and over the next teen boyfriend and I totaled his parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; several hours in my sweat lodge on wheels, new Volvo while blasting Metallicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride I imagined my own funeral. And for some the Lightningâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;my musical taste had reason it involved my friend Gabe narratexpanded from Casey Kasemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday ing a slide show of my life. My existence morning Top 40 countdown of my preslowly clicked away before my eyes like an teen years. I soon found myself recording old Kodak projector; Gabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice echoing eclectic mixed-tapes in which the unlikely through the vast array of songs I combination of the Smiths, Hall imagined would accompany and Oates, the Violent Femmes, my photographs at the memoElton John, Led Zeppelin, the rial service. Pixies, Bob Dylan, Prince and by I know this seems morose. Black Sabbath would provide Dani But really, who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enterthe soundtrack to my teen tained these dramatic projecself â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tragic and untimely Burlison tions? death.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over Nowâ&#x20AC;? by Alice in Chains â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Zach Allen, circulation coordinator â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fly Me to the Moonâ&#x20AC;? by Frank Sinatra; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stayinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aliveâ&#x20AC;? by the Bee Gees â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Helen Hammond, inside sales â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death Is Not the Endâ&#x20AC;? by Bob Dylan (Nick Cave version);â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!â&#x20AC;? by Napoleon XIV â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jason Walsh, editor â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a Dancerâ&#x20AC;? by Jackson Browne;â&#x20AC;&#x153; And When I Dieâ&#x20AC;? by Laura Nyro â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carol Inkellis, copy editor

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In my 20s, the idea of dying suddenly became more of a possibility as I began losing people I loved and was asked to contribute songs for memorial mixed tapes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amazing Graceâ&#x20AC;? doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always cut it. There have been heavy metal songs, hip-hop remixes and, of course, the excruciatingly painful experience of my children choosing Iz Kamakawiwoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful Worldâ&#x20AC;? for their fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral. These days, my own list continues to morph in order to accommodate new songs and the new memories they help form. And though my dear friend Gabe may ďŹ nd my Untimely Death Mixed Tape not up to par with his music standards, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still hoping he can add some narration and tasteful stories of my life if and when the occasion arises. For future reference, my Untimely Death Mixed Tape is, in no particular order, as follows: Leonard Cohen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bird on a Wireâ&#x20AC;? s Tom Waits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shiver Me Timbersâ&#x20AC;? s Amy Winehouse â&#x20AC;&#x153;He Can Only Hold Herâ&#x20AC;? s John Prine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angel From Montgomeryâ&#x20AC;? s Okkervil River â&#x20AC;&#x153;Song About a Starâ&#x20AC;? s Neutral Milk Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holland, 1945â&#x20AC;? s Andrew Bird â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Dayâ&#x20AC;? s The Beatles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Across the Universeâ&#x20AC;? s Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Fly Awayâ&#x20AC;? s The Smiths â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reel Around the Fountainâ&#x20AC;? s Paul Simon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother and Child Reunionâ&#x20AC;? s The Cure â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close to Meâ&#x20AC;? s Bjork â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Is Full of Loveâ&#x20AC;? s Wilco/Billy Bragg â&#x20AC;&#x153;California Starsâ&#x20AC;? s Flaming Lips â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do You Realize?â&#x20AC;? s Neil Young â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unknown Legendâ&#x20AC;? s Ice Cube â&#x20AC;&#x153;It Was a Good Dayâ&#x20AC;? s Brothers Comatoseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover of the Rolling Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dead Flowersâ&#x20AC;? s Otis Redding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amenâ&#x20AC;? s Frank Sinatra â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Be Seeing Youâ&#x20AC;? s Bob Dylan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girl from North Countryâ&#x20AC;? s Heavy D â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now That We Found Loveâ&#x20AC;? s David Bowie with Arcade Fire â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wake Up.â&#x20AC;? Rewind with Dani at dburlison@paciďŹ

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here’s no two ways about it: Autumn is here. The days are shorter, the leaves are falling and market bins, from Novato to Sausalito, are brimming with peppers of every kind. Farmers markets and grocers are stocked with an abundance of colorful varieties, from spicy hot serranos and jalapenos to tasty padrons and sweet Corno di Toros. Two of my favorites this year are the Purple Beauty bell and the NuMex Big Jim. We’ve had moderate success growing the gorgeous purple peppers in our garden this year, and although they are slightly smaller than a regular bell pepper, their flavor and, of course, their color, make them a wonder to cook with. The plant is a robust, leafy bush with copious lavender fruits pulling it this way and that. Generally, the striking amethyst color fades when the peppers are cooked but the mild, sweet flavor makes them a winner. The NuMex Big Jims are a type developed at New Mexico State University—home of the Chile Pepper Institute. It is a cross between a milder Peruvian chile and a New Mexico variety. The resulting fruits are long, straight green chiles that taper to perfect points. About 6 to 8 inches long, they are perfect for chile rellenos and their spicy kick makes them a great addition to pots of autumnal stews and soups. Fall here in Marin often means that the hot days of Indian summer are mixed in with cold, crisp nights and periods when the gloomy fog comes creeping back in. For such changeable weather a couple of good recipes always come in handy. The two I’ve included highlight the bounty of peppers available right now. Fajitas are an easy, quick weeknight dinner and this recipe makes use of the grill, so when it’s hot outside, you won’t need to turn on the stove. Choose a mix of peppers with different colors and heat levels and feel free to substitute skirt steak, shrimp, firm fish fillets or even firm tofu for the chicken. The stuffed peppers were inspired by a recipe from Michael Chiarello and would be a good way to use some Purple Beauties, if you can find them. The ingredients mix up quickly; however, be sure to leave a good hour for cooking time in the oven. This is a good dish for some of those cold nights ahead. Peppers and autumn go hand in hand. Just like the passing of the seasons, peppers won’t be around much longer, so go out and get your fix soon. O




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he rock world regards Jimi Hendrix as a guitar god. “[He] exploded our idea of what rock music could be,” guitarist Tom Morello wrote when Rolling Stone selected Hendrix as the top pick on its 100 Greatest Guitarists list. “He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage. On songs like ‘Machine Gun’ or ‘Voodoo Chile,’ his instrument is like a divining rod of the turbulent ’60s—you can hear the riots in the streets and napalm bombs dropping in his ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’ “His playing was effortless. There’s not one minute of his recorded career that feels like he’s working hard at it—it feels like it’s all flowing through him.” But what did Hendrix think of his own playing? “The music I might hear [in my head] I can’t get on the guitar,” the soft-spoken axeslinger with a propensity for pyrotechnics

told Rolling Stone managing editor John Burks (and Marin-based photographer Baron Wolman) on Feb. 4, 1970, during his last major interview. “It’s a thing of just laying around daydreaming or something. You’re hearing all this music, and you just can’t get it on the guitar. As a matter of fact, if you pick up your guitar and just try to play, it spoils the whole thing. “I can’t play the guitar that well to get all this music together, so I just lay around.” That candid confession is found in the new book Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix (Chicago Review Press, $24.95) by Marin author Steven Roby. “This is the first book on Hendrix that tells his life story in his own words,” says Roby, who has worked as an archivist for the Hendrix estate and taught a course on the rock-guitar icon at the College of Marin. “There is no author slant or agenda

here. My role in the book was to compile the best interviews he did during the peak of his career, and let Jimi do the talking. I simply act as a ‘tour guide’ for the reader, and explain where and when the interview took place and the significance.” For Roby, the portrait that emerges in these interviews is of a much more complicated man than the stoner rock musician depicted in the mainstream media. “There are many different sides to Hendrix that are revealed in the book,” he

says. “There’s the creative musician who feels frustrated with the audio technology of the time that can’t express the 3-D sound he heard in his head. Hendrix also discusses his troubled years as a youth in Seattle, losing his mother at an early age and how he turned to music as an outlet. “The reader will definitely see an evolution and maturity take place over the course of the years covered in the book.” The notion that Hendrix felt he lacked the technical skills to play what he heard in his head may surprise many, but Roby found the ex-Army paratrooper’s often overlooked political views to be the most revealing thing found in these interviews. “Hendrix became rather political and radical in some of his statements, especially in 1968,” says Roby, whose 2010 book, Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius, explored similar terrain. “That year, with the assassinations of Kennedy and King, Vietnam War protests and riots in the streets of Chicago, was one of the most violent times in America. “In an October [1968] interview, Hendrix called on the Black Panthers to scare the government. He said he knew that sounded like war, but if it couldn’t be done peacefully, this was what had to be done.” Beyond that, the interviews—which admittedly are peppered with a fair amount of stoned rambling—show the fragile human side of a pop artist increasingly uncomfortable with the cold glare of the spotlight and the pressures of the music business. “He admitted to having three nervous breakdowns during his career, and in his final interview you can sense anxiety after his band broke up in mid-tour and the pressure from the record company for new product,” Roby says. “A week later, he was gone.” < Steven Roby’s ‘Hendrix on Hendrix’ book tour rolls into Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave., Oakland, on Friday Nov. 2, at 7pm.



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Alex Cross (1:42) A serial killer pushes detective squad psychologist Tyler Perry into a personal and professional quagmire in a skillful game of cat and mouse. O All Together (1:36) French comedy about a group of old friends (Jane Fonda and Pierre Richard among them) who decide to opt out of the whole retirement-home concept and set up housekeeping together instead. O Argo (2:00) Ben Affleck directs and stars in the true-life story of the Iran hostage crisis and an unbelievable covert operation to rescue six American prisoners. O Chasing Mavericks (1:57) Half Moon Bay’s gnarly waves provide the backdrop for Curtis Hanson’s biopic of legendary surfer dude Jay Moriarity. O Cloud Atlas (2:44) David Mitchell’s fabulist novel becomes a Tom Twyker-Lana and Andy Wachowski extravaganza with Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry and Tom Hanks influencing and inspiring one another across continents and centuries. O Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (1:26) Docu-bio of the witty, trendsetting fashionista and her years with Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 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 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 Fun Size (1:17) A teen’s plans for a fun and festive Halloween go out the window when her weird little brother wanders off among the jack o’ lanterns in search of tricks and treats. O Halloween (1:41) John Carpenter cult horror flick about a deranged killer on the loose costars Jamie Lee Curtis as a plucky babysitter. O Here Comes the Boom (1:45) Wrestlerturned-middle-aged biology teacher Kevin James returns to the ring as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money for his high school music program, much to the astonishment of school nurse Salma Hayek. 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 Jesus Christ Superstar UK Spectacular (2:40) Restaged and reimagined rendering of the Andrew Lloyd Webber biblical extravaganza stars the Spice Girls’ Mel C as Mary Magdalene. O Looper (1:58) Convoluted sci-fi thriller about a time-traveling Mob hit man named O


Joe who’s ordered to off his former self; Bruce Willis and Joseph-Gordon Levitt costar as Joe. O The Metropolitan Opera: Otello (3:30) Verdi’s tumultuous tale of a soldier brought down by envy and jealousy is broadcast live from New York in dazzling big-screen high definition; Renee Fleming plays Desdemona. O National Theatre London: Timon of Athens (2:30) Direct from South Bank it’s a snarky modern retelling of the Bard’s incisive look at a self-important plutocrat and his ruthless, disloyal friends. O Paranormal Activity 4 (1:24) The suburbs get even spookier when one of those single moms moves into the neighborhood. O The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1:43) Stephen Chbosky’s novel about a clueless introverted freshman and his two senior-class 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 Science on Screen: Math = Magic (1:30) Pixar senior scientist Tony DeRose presents an illustrated lecture on how the famed animation studio has employed mathematics and applied science in the creation of “Brave,” “Finding Nemo” and other popular works. O Searching for Sugar Man (1:26) Acclaimed documentary chronicles the life and times of Rodriguez, a phenomenally talented, virtually unknown Detroit soul singer who became an underground icon in apartheid South Africa. O Seven Psychopaths (1:49) Screenwriter Sam Rockwell’s life is turned upside down when his prankster buddies kidnap a shih tzu that happens to belong to a top LA mobster; Christopher Walken, Tom Waits and Woody Harrelson costar. O Silent Hill: Revelation (1:34) A nightmareplagued teen discovers shocking secrets about her past when demons murder her equally screwed-up dad. O Simon and the Oaks (2:02) Epic Swedish coming-of-age story about the relationship between a budding intellectual and a wealthy Jewish youngster on the eve of World War II. O Sinister (1:50) A carton of really disturbing home movies wreaks supernatural havoc on a writer and his hapless family. O Smashed (1:31) Days of Wine and Roses remake stars Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul as a young couple whose happy marriage is built on a mutual love of booze. 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 The Waiting Room (1:22) Prize-winning documentary covers 24 hours in the life of Oakland’s Highland Hospital, where overworked nurses and doctors staff one of the country’s busiest ERs. O Young Frankenstein (1:46) Mel Brooks’ sendup of the entire horror genre stars Gene Wilder in the title role and Peter Boyle as his tap-dancing monster; Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn and Gene Hackman costar. <

›› MOViE TiMES Alex Cross (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 12:05, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 NAll Together (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 8:50 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:50 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:50 Argo (R) +++1/2 Century Cinema: Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:50 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7 Wed 1, 4, 7 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:20, 10:05 Sat 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 Mon-Thu 4:45, 7:30 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:40 SunThu 1:15, 4, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun 1:15, 4, 6:50 Mon-Thu 4, 6:50 NChasing Mavericks (PG) Century Northgate 15: 10:45, 140, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 NCloud Atlas (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15 Sat-Sun 11:30, 3:20, 7:15 Mon-Thu 6:30 Century Regency 6: 12, 3:50, 7:40 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 3:45, 7:50 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:05, 3:50, 7:30 NDiana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (PG-13) Rafael Film Center: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:05 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:05 Mon-Thu 7, 9:05 End of Watch (R) ++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:15 Frankenweenie (PG) +++ Century Northgate 15: 2:25, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 12:10, 4:50, 9:25 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12, 2:15, 4:30 NFun Size (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: 11:35, 2, 4:25, 7, 9:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:50, 2:15, 4:45, 7:05, 9:40 Halloween (1978) (R) Century Regency 6: Tue 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Tue 7 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Century Northgate 15: 11:05, 1:45, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40


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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, 9:50 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50, 9 Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 6:50 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:30, 6:40, 9 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 6:40, 9 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 6:40 Mon-Thu 4:30, 6:40 NJesus Christ Superstar UK Spectacular (PG-13) Century Regency 6: Mon 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Mon 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Mon 7:30 Looper (R) +++1/2 Century Northgate 15: 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:35, 10:20 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 6:40, 9:35 Sun-Thu 6:40 NThe Metropolitan Opera: Otello (Not Rated) Century Regency 6: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Marin: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 9:55am Lark Theater: Sat 9:55am Wed 6:30 NNational Theatre London: Timon of Athens (Not Rated) Lark Theater: Thu 7:30 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 7:40, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 7:40, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:35 Century Northgate 15: 10:50, 11:55, 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:35, 5:50, 6:55, 8:10, 9:20, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20 CinéArts at Marin: Fri-Sat 4:50, 7, 9:30 Sun 2:15, 4:50, 7 Mon 4:55 Tue-Thu 4:55, 7:40 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:10, 9:20 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) +++ Century Regency 6: Fri-Sat 11:35, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:35, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7 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 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) +++ Century Northgate 15: 10:55, 1:35, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55 Fairfax

6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:05, 4:15, 7, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:05, 4:15, 7 Lark Theater: Fri-Sat 5:30, 8 Sun 4:30, 7 Mon-Tue 7 Wed 4 Thu 4:30 NScience on Screen: Math = Magic (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Sun 7 Searching for Sugar Man (PG-13) CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15 Mon-Tue 4:45 Wed 4:30 Thu 4:45, 7:15 Seven Psychopaths (R) +++ Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:10, 7:55, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:25 Century Northgate 15: 11:30, 2:15, 5:05, 7:50, 10:25 CinéArts at Marin: Fri 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sat 11:25, 2, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sun 2, 4:40, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:35, 7:20 NSilent Hill: Revelation (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue, Thu 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30 Sun, Wed 12:30, 3, 8 Century Rowland Plaza: 12; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 5:05, 7:30, 10 Simon and the Oaks (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri-Sat 4, 8:30 Sun 4 Mon-Thu 8:30 Sinister (R) Century Northgate 15: 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:25, 10 Smashed (R) Century Regency 6: Fri 12:50, 3:10, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 Sat 3:10, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 12:50, 3:10, 5:25, 7:50 Tue 12:50, 3:10 Taken 2 (PG-13) +1/2 Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:20 Century Regency 6: Fri 11:45, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15 Sat 4:45, 7:15 Sun, TueThu 11:45, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15 Mon 11:45, 2:20, 4:45 Century Rowland Plaza: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 The Waiting Room (Not Rated) Rafael Film Center: Fri, Mon-Thu 6:30 Sat 2, 6:30 Sun 2 NYoung Frankenstein (1974) (PG) Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 2, 7

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

Simon Russell Beale consumes conspicuously in the National Theatre’s production of ‘Timon of Athens,’ playing Nov. 1 at the Lark.

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

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

Live music 10/26: Bill Kirchen American roots. Guitar. With Austin DeLone and Heidi Clare. 8pm $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 10/26: Chelsea Coleman Singer/songwriter. 8pm $10-15. The Magic Flute, 182 Northgate One, San Rafael. 10/26: Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs. 9pm. $15-20. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

10/26: Fenton Coolfoot and the Right Time Rock. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 10/26: Golden State Lone Star Revue Blues with Mark Hummel, Little Charlie and Anson Funderburgh. 8:30pm $25. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 10/26: Inti-Illimani Latin American roots. 8pm $20-30. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. (707) 226-7372. 10/26: Jeff Harmon Band Live Jazz and funk. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Max’s of Corte Madera, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. 10/26: Liquid Sun Day Psychedelic rock. 9:30pm Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. 10/26: Old School Marin Reunion 21 and over show. 10pm Free. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 10/26: S’cream Cream tribute band. 9pm-midnight. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899.

10/26: Third Annual M.I.L.F. Wicked Pre-

Halloween Monster Ball “Monsters I’d Like to Funk.” Hot adult only Halloween costume party with Elliott’s Evil Plan featuring Cathey Cotten & The Ironsides performing live blues and funk. 9pmmidnight. $10-15. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Sausalito, Travis Marina, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 10/27: Country Joe McDonald 100th Year Anniversary Tribute to Woody Guthrie. 9pm $30-35. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

10/27: Halloween Bash with Go! Kat! Go! Classic rock dance party, Halloween drink specials, costume contest, prizes. 8-11pm. No charge. Maxs of Corte Madera, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. 10/27: House of Floyd A reverent tribute to Pink Floyd, captures the sights and sounds of the original for even the most discriminating fan. 8pm. $25-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 10/27: Misdemeanor Band Funk, soul and rock and roll. 9pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., sausalito. 331-2899. 10/27: New Rising Sons An acoustic evening with writer Jesse Lee Kincaid and pianist Stuart Rabinowitsch. 6:30-10pm. Taste Of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito . 332 7660 . 10/27: The Heartbreakers Ball Come dressed in your scariest, slinkiest costumes. 9pm. $10-15. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 10/27: The Rancho Allstars Featuring Takezo. 8:30pm $12. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 10/27: Thea Rose Jazz. 5-8pm. No charge. Sea-

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Aside from the traditional trick-ortreat adventure (and subsequent nightmarish sugar crash) that the Halloween season brings, the longer nights and spooky decor also provide great storytelling opportunities. For those parents who find it challenging to keep the wee ones Talk about a sticky situation... still as you recount favorite spooky and lesson-learning tales of your youth, the Golden Gate Opera has a special treat for Marin families this weekend. Now in its 15th year, the Opera For Kids program brings favorite tales to the stage in Marin. A perfect seasonal performance with its witch and candy and long walks in the woods, the performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s HANSEL & GRETEL will be sure to keep the kids thrilled and mesmerized and superpsyched for Halloween! Hansel & Gretel greet audiences Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2pm. Marin Showcase Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $15.Visit for tickets and more information. —Dani Burlison

F R I D AY O C T O B E R 2 6 — F R I D AY N 0 V E M B E R 2 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar horse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 10/27: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 10/287: Candela Sunday salsa featuring Edgardo Cambon. 4pm salsa dance class. 5-10pm. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899.

10/28: Halloween Planwitch Jam with Elliott’s Evil Plan and Mark’s Jamm Sammich Nubile girls and wild boys in a weird and horrendous ancient rite eating up the music during the Grisly Pot Luck Jam. 9pm-midnight. Free. 19 Broadway Nightclub, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 10/28: Kaye and Ted Rodden Acoustic folk. Proceeds benefit NAMI Marin (National Alliance on Mental Illness). NAMI offers free services to those with mental health challenges & their families. Call 415-444-0480. 5pm. No cover charge, donations accepted. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road , Nicasio. 662-2219.

10/28: Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble Virtuosic world music mixing Latin jazz with East Indian Influences. 7pm. $20-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

10/28: The Congress with David Thom Band American, bluegrass. 8pm $10-12. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 10/30: Lisa Star Trio Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 10/30: Margaret Miles The singer/songwriter will perform songs from her newly released album, “Evergreens & Golden Oaks.” 7-8:30pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Fairfax. 457-5629. 10/30: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894.

10/31: Dedicated Maniacs Halloween Show Psychedelic cowboy, roots and Americana. 8pm. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005.

10/31: Ghosts of Electricity Halloween Bash Featuring Mark Karan, Stu Allen, Mookie Siegel, Greg Anton, Robin Sylvester, Pat Nevins. 8pm $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

10/31: Halloween Party with Buffalo Wedding Costume contest. 8pm-midnight. $10. Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 10/31: Robin DuBois Jazzy Halloween show. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 10/31: Rockit Science Halloween Party Don your favorite costume and join in some Halloween fun. Band starts at 9pm, costume contest, drink specials and live music with Bruce Brymer, Kim Cataluna and Jim Pasquel. 9pm. No cover. Fourth Street Tavern, 711 4th St., San Rafael. 497-2448.

10/31: Terrapin Crossroads Halloween Party Phil Lesh, Rob Barraco, Barry Sless, John Molo and Peter Rowan along with the Terrapin House Band featuring Grahame Lesh, Brian Lesh, Ross James and Scott Padden. Includes a costume party with buffet dinner and late night snacks. 21 and older. 6:30pm $75. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773.

11/01: Nourish Me Noir World, jazz. 7:3010:30pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 11/01: Sal Valentino and Vikki Lee Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 11/02: El Radio Fantastique Celebrate The Day of the Dead. 8pm $20. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219.

11/02: Michael La Macchia and his CrossRoads Vocalists Jazz. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Max’s of Corte madera, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. 11/02: Sugarfoot R&B, rock, funk and soul. 9pmmidnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899.

Concerts 10/26 and 28: Golden Gate Opera Presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Engelbert Humperdink’s version of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Featuring an adorable Gingerbread Choir with members of SingersMarin Youth Choruses. Sunday Oct. 28 performance at 2 pm with a costume parade at 1pm. 7:30-9:30pm $15-35. Marin Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. 10/28 and 30: Marin Symphony “ Viva Italia!” Season opening salute to Italy features Mendelssohn’s festive scenes and the Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.” With Quartet San Francisco. 3pm Oct. 28; 7:30pm Oct. 30, $70 / $54 / $29 / $10 youth Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 499-6800.

Dance 10/28: English Country Dance Dance spirited, graceful folk dances of England and America. Live music, experienced callers, instruction, refreshments. No partner needed. 2-4:30pm. $10-12. Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal St., San Rafael. 485-3077.

Theater/Auditions 10/31:‘An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’ Porchlight Theatre presents a Halloween party featuring Poe reading performances, wine, cheese and treats. Costumeshighly encouraged. 8-10pm. $20-25. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 251-1027.

11/02-17: Fringe of Marin Theater Festival Celebrate the 30th season of New Bay Area one act plays and monologues. Features two programs of 17 never-before-seen works with cutting edge acting, directing and writing. 7:30-10pm. $15-17. Meadowlands Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael,. 673-3131. Through 10/28:‘Topdog/Underdog By SuzanLori Parks. Directed by Timothy Douglas. Produced in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. 8pm Oct. 26-27; 2 and 7pm Oct 28. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. Through 11/11:‘Nunsense The Musical’ Presented by the Novato Theater Company. 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. OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 21

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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. 10/30-01/04: Loren Sonnberg Nature photography. His show will be a broad perspective of his work from landscape to abstract. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. 11/02: Ann Garrett Reception Meet the Marin County writer, watercolor artist and printmaker. Her current show is a collection of handmade giclee prints of her watercolors, many of them heart themed. 6-7:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

11/02: First Fridays at Frame Crafters Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connectionsâ&#x20AC;? New works, including drawings and paintings, by Steven Russel Black. Opening reception 6-8pm on November 2. Frame Crafters Gallery, 320 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae. 461-7688. www. Through 01/10:â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phases of the Moonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiltedâ&#x20AC;? images made of found materials and abstract works by Marin county Poet Laureate CB Follett. Free event. Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., San Rafael. 482-0550. Through 02/05:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Works on Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group exhibition. Reception 4:30-6:30pm Nov. 15. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 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. 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.

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media works by Marin and Bay Area artists. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

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, collogrpahs, serigraphs and monotypes. Also featuring work by the San Quentin Blockprinters. 10am-5pm. Free. Sa ngeronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 ext. 252. Through 11/03:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Common Groundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kate Peper, watercolors depicting Marin backyard scenes and beyond, with views of Yosemite National Park in the Founders Lounge at Art Works Downtown. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown: Founders Lounge Gallery, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 11/03:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Erotic Landscapesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Loring Doyle, bright, colorful, dreamlike and surreal. 10am5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown: Underground Gallery, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119.

ist, Davis Perkins and sculptures by former AWD Artist, Aiko Morioka. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 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. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137.

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.

Talks/Lectures 10/28: The Medical Day Planner Join author Tory Zellick and integrative medicine pioneer and cancer management expert Martin Rosin, MD as they discuss the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tools for Inner and Outer Challenges of Cancer.â&#x20AC;? 2-3pm. No charge. Barnes & Noble Bookseller Corte Madera, 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 927-9016 . 11/01: First Thursday: What Now? Just for high school students: Hear from a few students who took the road less traveled and opted not to go to college immediately after high school. 7-9pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 4740.

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 10/26: Charity Shumway â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ten Girls to Watch.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 10/27: Dr. Michael Riera Dr. Michael Riera presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers.â&#x20AC;? 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

10/28: California Writers Club: Lessons from North 24th Writers Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler will talk about writing groups. For both developing and experienced writers. 1-3pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 10/28: Judith Tripp The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Circleway, The Story of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream Quest.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 10/28: Marilyn Yalom The author discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance.â&#x20AC;? 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www. 10/29: Takashi Tanemori Tanemori presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 10/30: Scott Hutchins Hutchins reads from his debut novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Working Theory of Love.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free.

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/01: Alison Owings Owings discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/02: Christie Nelson Nelson reads from her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreaming Mill Valley.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events 10/27: 2012 Marin Italian Film Festival Six new, award-winning 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.

10/27: Lark Theater presents Live at the Met: Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Otelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano RenĂŠe Fleming. Semyon Bychkov conducts. 10am1:30pm. $30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia, Larkspur. 924-5111.

Community Events (Misc.) 10/26-28: International Vintage Poster Fair Thousands of posters dated from the 1890s1980s will be on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. 5-6pm. $15 for a weekend pass, Free admission for showgoers under the age of 25 Fort Mason Center, Conference Center Building A, S.F.. (800) 856-8069. 10/27: Back In Time Step back in time to about 18,000 years ago and watch as the sea level rises to form one of the largest natural estuaries in the world called the SF Bay Estuary. 9-10am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871.

10/27: History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Join Ranger Bill to learn about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;When/ Where/Why/What/How,â&#x20AC;? the diverse, complex, many faceted missions, goals and objectives of the USACEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birthâ&#x20AC;? in 1775 under General George Washington. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871. 10/27: Marin Singles Halloween Party Meet new friends. Admission includes a costume contest, plus dancing. 8-11:45pm. $10. Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael. 507-9962. 10/27: Practice SAT Test Free Practice SAT tests offered under the direction of Adam Piacente of Marin SAT Prep. 10am-2pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3321.

10/28: Sunday Morning Meditative Hike Easy walk around Lake Lagunitas. Meet at the Fairfax Community Church at 8am for carpooling or at 8:20am in the Lake Lagunitas parking lot at the animal postings board. 8-10am. Free. Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 10/30: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10:30pm. Free. Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. 10/31: Classic Hikes of North America Adventure journalist and photographer Peter Potterfield showcases his latest wilderness adventures including some breathtaking backpacking trips, featured in his just-released â&#x20AC;&#x153;Classic Hikes of North America.â&#x20AC;? 7-8:30pm. Free. Corte Madera Town Center TEMPORARY Community Room, 411 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 927-1938.

10/31: Mountain Lions and Coyotes in Marin Join Chief Park Ranger Rob Ruiz at the White House Pool in Inverness on Halloween afternoon to discuss the natural history of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two largest carnivores: the mountain lion and the coyote.

1-2pm. Free - visit website for directions. White House Pool Park, Sir Francis Drake, Inverness. 473-4045.

11/01: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine Learn the history of the origins of Tibetan medicinal theory from a renowned physician Dr. Tsering Chozom, on a rare visit to the states. 6:30-9pm. $35 suggested donation. Gathering Thyme, 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 524-8693. 11/01: Coyotes in our Midst Camilla Fox, founding Executive Director of Project Coyote and Wildlife Consultant will reveal the complex world of this resourceful native predator and strategies for human coyote coexistence. 1-2:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedate, Mill Valley. 388-8445.

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10/27: Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower Smithsonian Folkways recording artist performs for a Harvest Festival benefiting the Waldorf-Inspired Program at Lagunitas School. 11am-4pm. $8 adults, $5 kids (4-12) Lagunitas School , 1 Lagunitas School Road, San Geronimo.

10/27: Grand Opening ofâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Justice and Judgmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition Bring the whole family to the opening of the newest exhibition. There will be a vintage police car on display from the Novato Police Department and crafts for the kids. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin History Museum, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 454-8538. 10/27: Halloween Hijinks with Andy Z â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Grand Scream of Thingsâ&#x20AC;? CD release performance. 10am $5-14. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. 10/27: Pirate Party at Falkirk Mansion Calling at Scallywags. Put on your best pirate gear, gather your crew and report to your Captain. Be entertained by pirates, share grog and a feast and search for buried treasure. Noon. $18. Falkirk Mansion, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. 10/27: WildCare Family Adventures Halloween at Deer Park. Take a short hike in Deer Park looking for signs of autumn. Bring a snack and gather under the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Treeâ&#x20AC;? for stories. All ages welcome. 10am-noon. Free. Deer Park, end of Porteous Ave., Fairfax. 453-1000, ext.17. 10/27:Halloween Family Farm Day Activities will include simple costume making with recycled materials, a spooky tour of the garden and worm compost plus warm treats from the kitchen. Costumes encouraged. 10am-2pm $30-95, under 2 free. Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy. , Muir Beach. 3816155.

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10/30: The Big Pumpkin: A Halloween Puppet Show A pumpkin too big to move, a small bat with gumption. Come see this whimsical show combining puppetry, masks and physical theater from Teatro Calamari Puppets. 3:304:15pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. 11/02: Slide Ranch Toddler Days Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm egg from the chickens and hearing the baa of the sheep. Explore and experience the tastes, colors and smells of the garden and farm. Activities are toddler-age appropriate, but all ages welcome. Pack lunch, water bottle, layered clothing and shoes that can get dirty. 9am-12pm $20, under 1 free. Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy. , Muir Beach. 381-6155.

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10/27-11/10: China Camp Docent Trainings Natural history docent trainings for new and returning volunteers at China Camp State Park: Oak Woodlands with Katherine Cuneo of the Marin Conservation League and Wildlife of the Park with Cynda Vyas 10am-2pm. China Camp State Park, Entrance to Campground, San Rafael. 492-1933. 10/27: Graveyard Stroll Get a head start on Halloween with rangers. Experience one of a kind program that uncovers one of Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most interesting, but little-known cemeteries. 6-7:30pm. Free. Lucas Valley Field Office, 18 Jeannette Prandi Way, San Rafael. 473-2816.

10/27: Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration Project Regular drop in volunteer program to help to restore native grasslands. Work is midly strenuous but family friendly. Drop in days last Saturday of the month. Through Oct. 27. 10am-1pm. Free - Volunteers of all ages welcome. Ring Mountain Preserve, Top of Taylor Road, Tiburon. 473-2128. 10/28: Big Rock Ridge to the Summit This walk will go from Lucas Valley to the 1,895 foot summit of Big Rock Ridge, the second high-

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ARIES (March 20 - April 19) You move into the weekend with flare as your intuition is in high gear. Added to this is an enhanced ability to seduce anyone via pure charisma. You feel courageous on Sunday, but you are advised to refrain from reckless behavior. Being fearless doesn’t always translate into being indestructible. (Fellow Aries Harry Houdini found this out the hard way.) As for this Halloween, it’s all about the surprise. Whatever your costume, you didn’t find it in a catalog... TAURUS (April 20 - May 19) Thursday and Friday are for hashing out relationship differences. Sincerely revealing what you think is not easy, but in the end, honesty brings mutual respect. After Sunday, look for social perks within your job environment. This may mean long lunch breaks with business associates—or, it could inspire friendly chats with co-workers. If you haven’t yet figured out your Halloween disguise, find someone who needs a partner. There’s bound to be a Prince William looking for Duchess Kate—or vice versa. GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Show a little more understanding to your pals this weekend. It won’t completely mend recent rifts, but it will help. While some have accepted the swing in your priorities, others have felt uncomfortable with your shift in direction. After Sunday, you are drawn to find pleasure via romance and creative endeavors. This time, however, you don’t feel pressured to stay grounded in reality. This should definitely trigger an interesting Halloween disguise... CANCER (June 21 - July 21) There’s a bit of restlessness regarding your career over the weekend. If your professional life is too stagnant, you will feel dissatisfied. On the other hand, if looking for work, you could have a serendipitous experience, meeting someone who has the right connections to help. The tranquil Taurus full moon on Sunday and Monday is great for sitting back and envisioning your ideal life. You can’t, after all, pursue a dream before you’ve identified it. Creative Visualization 101. LEO (July 22 - Aug. 22) Your ruler (the playful Sun) edges past gloomy Saturn on Friday, and your mood starts to lift. If not quite out from beneath the clouds, immerse yourself in a marathon of Marx Brothers movies or Dave Barry columns. By Monday, friendly Mercury turns you into an entertaining charmer, amplifying the warmhearted core of Leo. Meanwhile, Venus (the love goddess) points out romantic possibilities right in your own neighborhood. If single, stay local. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 21) You’ve been feeling peaceful, but the moon in assertive Aries for the weekend could disturb your serenity. Expressing your ideas, no matter how logical, could instigate power struggles. On Monday, your ruler (restless Mercury) decides to spend a couple of weeks in the optimistic sign of Sagittarius—just as pleasure-seeking Venus moves into your money house. “Sure, you can afford a vacation,” say Mercury and Venus. “Have I got a surprise for you,” says shocking Uranus in your credit card house. LIBRA (Sept. 22 - Oct. 22) The mushy moon and rebellious Uranus in the independent sign of Aries can be challenging for Libra, the sign of partnership. One minute you’re grateful for companionship and the next minute you wish everyone would just leave you alone. Fortunately, on Sunday, your ruler (lovable Venus) moves into your personality house. Now it’s all about togetherness. In this arena, you’re a pro... SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) I told you it was going to get better, didn’t I? This weekend has “party” written all over it. The festivities may be solely about you and your birthday. Or, you may have to share the attention with Halloween. As long as you have a good time, does it matter? Meanwhile, Sunday and Monday’s luscious full moon lights up your relationship house. Now’s the time to tell your sweetie what you REALLY want for your birthday... SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20) In spite of the emphasis on the subconscious (and absentminded) sector of your chart, you are physically dynamic right now. Your day should go something like this: 1) Wake up and record as many meaningful dreams as you can remember; 2) get dressed and check the mirror to make sure your clothes are not inside out; 3) walk, run, bicycle ride, or attend an exercise class; 4) before leaving for work, take a shower and (this is important) repeat step 2. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18) Capricorn is always better when there is a goal to pursue. For some, this means career success; for some, it means marrying well; for others, it could mean climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel or being invited to appear on David Letterman. In any case, right now you are meant to be defining your ideal life. Not focusing on a single goal, but looking at the big picture. Plus, Mt. Everest is really cold in autumn... AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17) There are times when it’s impossible to please both your pals and your sweetie. You have to make a choice or leave them all behind while you have fun on your own. Since timing is everything, the planets suggest the following: Do the solo thing Friday; enjoy a physical activity with pals Saturday; spend Sunday night with your sweetie under the sensual Taurus full moon. As for Halloween, you’re expected to be generous. Stock LOTS of candy. PISCES (Feb. 18 - March 19) No matter what the cost, you are prone to emotional spending over the weekend. For some, this will undoubtedly mean splurging on components for your very elaborate Halloween costume. Others might be handing over your Visa to the bartender. The more spiritually inclined may be writing a check to your guru. 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PUBLIC NOTICES 995 Fictitious Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130419 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VENUS & VIRGO, 7 MARIPOSA AVE., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: VENUS & VIRGO LLC., 535 MESA ROAD, POINT REYES STATION, CA 94956. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 20, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130505 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PARK BENCH DESIGNS; PARK BENCH TEAK AND GARDEN; PARK BENCH, 3815 REDWOOD HWY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: IDEAL RESOURCE SOLUTIONS LLC, 6 TERRY CIRCLE, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 1, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130493 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MCDONALD’S #11597, 190 MERRYDALE RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94913: MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS OF CALIFORNIA INC., 1 MCDONALDS PLAZA, OAK BROOK, IL 60523. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 25, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130492 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MCDONALD’S #1462, 2111 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS OF CALIFORNIA INC., 1 MCDONALDS PLAZA, OAK BROOK, IL 60523. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 25, 2012. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130494 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MCDONALD’S #1361, 7340 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, NOVATO, CA 94947: MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS OF CALIFORNIA INC., 1 MCDONALDS PLAZA, OAK BROOK, IL 60523. This business is being conducted by corporation. Registrant began transacting business under fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 25, 2012. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on September 28, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130509 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CTG CONSULTING SERVICES, 23 BAYVIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 949012555: CHARLES T. GILL, 23 BAYVIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-2555. 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 October 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130568 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THIENOT USA; WINESANDCHAMPAGNESDIRECT.COM; BORDEAUX-CHAMPAGNES-DIRECT.COM, 35 MITCHELL BLVD. STE 16, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: THIENOT USA INC., 35 MITCHELL BLVD. STE 16, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 11, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130595 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CASH & CARRY SAN RAFAEL; CASH & CARRY WAREHOUSE SAN RAFAEL, 1201 ANDERSEN DR. SUITE V, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BOVA, LEONORA & CARLA ENTERPRISES INC., 1201 ANDERSEN DR. SUITE V, 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 1, 1978. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130408 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR OZONE IN HEALTHCARE AND DENTISTRY, 1000 SO. ELISEO DR. STE 202, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: ERIC ZAREMSKI, 1000 SO. ELISEO DR. STE 202, 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 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130435 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MOTHERHOOD WONDERS, 4 CHANNEL LANDING, TIBURON, CA 94920: ANA CARINI SEIFORD, 4 CHANNEL LANDING, TIBURON, CA 94920. 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 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130581 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CNL NATIVE PLANT NURSERY, 253 SHORELINE HWY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: DANIEL R DUFFICY, 253 RAILROAD AVE., WOODACRE, CA 94930. 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 October 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130598 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MISS MENSWEAR, 534A NORTHERN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: RACHEL M MCKINLEY, 534A NORTHERN AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 15, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 16, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130615 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CONCHITA, 898 LINCOLN AVE. STE C, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MCH PARTNERS LLC., 901 LINCOLN AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 18, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130627 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ALL MARIN ELECTRIC, 429 JOHNSON ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: THOMAS DEVINE, 429 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 October 19, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130239 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as VALENTINO JEWELERS, 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945: SINGERMAN ENTERPRISES, 814 GRANT AVE., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 1990. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on August 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012)

997 All Other Legals 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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304407 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): ALL ABOUT AUTOS, 1105 E. FRANCISCO BLVD. #6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: October 21, 2011. Under File No: 2011128030. Registrant’s Name(s): OJ NESTA VELAZQUEZ, 291 PLAYA DEL REY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on October 3, 2012. (Pacific Sun: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1204682. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CHRISTINE M. FALCONE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names

as follows: CHRISTINE MARIE FALCONE to CHRISTINE MARIE FALCON. 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: December 13, 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: October 18, 2012 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1204351. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner VIVIAN JOSEPH filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: VIVIAN JOSEPH to AVIVA LEV-DAVID. 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 26, 2012, 8:30AM, Dept. B, Room B, 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 25, 2012 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012)

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››ADViCE GODDESS® by Amy Alko n


You wrote in your column, “Men, especially, are compelled to ditch what’s chasing them and chase what’s trying to ditch them.” It seems you’re advising that the simple desire to love a man must be approached without authenticity and personal integrity. Must a woman really scheme to get a man, using a painfully conscious strategy based on men’s psychological makeup, and wait and wait like Cinderella until he reaches out to her? —Truth-Teller


For a woman of character, honesty is the best policy—except when judicious honesty is a better policy, like on the second date, when you refrain from telling a guy that you and he should pick out side-by-side burial plots: “The moment I saw you, I just knew I wanted to decompose next to you!” You think of employing restraint as “scheming.” Um, scheming is talking a guy into a $10 million insurance policy and then sending him skydiving with a busted parachute. The notion that it’s morally bankrupt to refrain from chasing a man is an idea out of some future gender-neutral utopia where everyone wears Star Trek uniforms, eats single little cubes of lunch and grows babies in a Mason jar in their front room. As I’ve written before, any sexual encounter had a hefty potential cost for a woman during the Stone Age—a particularly crappy time to be a single mother. Because of this, women evolved to be choosier about partners, and men coevolved to expect that of them. Times have changed, but our psychology really hasn’t. So, when a woman throws herself at a man like a big flopping flounder, he’s likely to duck—suspecting that she probably isn’t worth having (for anything beyond a quick romp) if she’s so easy to get. This is unfortunate, but whining endlessly about it is an ineffective strategy for getting what you want, unless what you want are polyps on your vocal cords. What you’re really arguing for is, “Why shouldn’t I be able to throw all selfdiscipline out the window and have the man I want drop down my chimney like Santa?” In a similar vein, I often wonder why I’ve been unable to become incredibly wealthy by napping. (Welcome to real life. Please visit often in the future.) The answer is neither throwing yourself at a man nor waiting for him to notice that you dropped your glass slipper. You flirt to indicate that you’d be interested in going out with him, if only he’d ask. Flirting takes patience and self-control, but it isn’t exactly a horrible chore. It’s playful and fun. Kind of like tag. You run a little, and if all goes well, the guy chases you. Men just love to chase things—women, animals, pursesnatchers. In the U.K., they even have a tradition of chasing a big wheel of cheese down a hill. Wait—don’t get ideas. You will need to flip your hair and make eye contact and teasing remarks. You can’t just throw yourself down a grassy incline.


Thanks to recent medical issues, my husband of 10 years can no longer get an erection, and our sex life has dried up. Sitting side by side on the couch watching the Food Network is, no doubt, a marvelous way to spend an evening; it’s just that we thought those kinds of evenings were a bit further down the road for us. No offense, but writing you this has been the most romantic thing we’ve done as a couple in quite some time. Help! —Prematurely Old


So, his penis refuses to stand up anymore: “Is that a piece of lasagna in your pocket...?” As devastating as this may seem, it’s no reason to have a funeral for your entire sex life. (If your stove broke, would you stop eating?) Chances are, your retirement from sex has less to do with recent penile developments than believing that the only “real” sex is the hot dog into the Lincoln Tunnel variety. Sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein points out in Sexual Intelligence that many people make the mistake of defining what sex is by how their bodies work at 18 or 25, and then, ridiculously, cling to that vision into their 30s, 40s and beyond, when they have far different bodies. Because physical intimacy is pretty essential for maintaining emotional intimacy, thinking this way can be relationship-wrecking. Turn off the TV and start making out and doing the kajillion sex things that don’t require perfectly functioning hydraulics. Watching Paula Deen re-enact Last Tango in Paris with a pork chop has its merits, but exploring Klein’s advice—that “there isn’t any part of your body that can’t be erotically charged” —should prove far sexier and a lot less likely to give you diabetes. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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Section 1 of the October 26, 2012 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly