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Why didn’t you tell us this LAST week?!! The mainstream media will deny tactics by the Obama administration that include arrest and execution of our citizens without due process of law. The Obama administration maintains it has the authority to secretly target U.S. citizens for execution without even charging them with a crime. The next item on the Obama agenda is to disarm Americans, which he will do with the convenient help of the United NaCouldn’t the UN tions. The U.N., under confiscate our guns the guise of a proposed global small arms treaty at a decent hour?! that is premised to fight terrorism, will also target our right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms. It will create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for fullscale gun confiscation—thus enslaving us to the U.N. or worse. Some night in the future at 2am your front door will be kicked in by the U.N. Blue Helmets to do their assignment. Robert Dahlquist, Novato

I’ll vote “yes” on Measure A when Marinites get rid of their SUVs and vans— then I’ll know they are serious. Guy who’s been vandalizing your racks with ‘No on A’ signs

This is what’s called ‘being smoted off the island’... Each time a proposal has come forth regarding the Marin Town & Country Club property in Fairfax, a critical component town planners have always demanded is a secondary entryway/exit. You see, as it is, the only way onto the 26 acres is over the bridge at the end of Pastori, and, over the years, the fire department has insistently advocated for a second way onto and off of that property. Now we hear the San Rafael Fire Department has no “public safety concerns” regarding the soccer complex proposed for the plot of land adjacent to the runway along Gallinas Creek. This is frightening. Yes, they are asking for the bridge to be rebuilt bigger, but still that roadway will pass yards from where the airplanes are stored and maintained. Some day some klutz might see a stinking smoking corner and figure pouring water on flammable liquids is a good idea...while a whole bunch of kids are playing and cheering...a big black cloud of smoke comes from the only way off the island. ’Cause that’s what it is: an island. With access via a single bridge, crossing a tidal estuary, passing a private airport. Yet officials appear not concerned, here. Hobart Bartshire, Fairfax

Obama should’ve stuck with ‘My other car is Air Force One’ I became active in the civil rights movement in my mid-teens in the mid1960s. In that capacity I’ve gone head-tohead with racists more times than I care to remember. I’ve lived many places, including, by happenstance, in a notoriously exclusivist white neighborhood in the South for three years, but for the most part I’ve spent most of my adult life living in so called “mixed” neighborhoods. In a couple of those neighborhoods I was the mix. This includes a full 10 years in which my wife and I and the family next door were the only white folk inside of a half-a-mile at least. A little more than a mile away was one of the dicier housing projects in town. We got along quite well with our black neighbors the entire time. This being established, I have never, in all my years as an activist, heard a racist use the contraction “nig” as a slur. Not once, not ever. When a racist wants to use THAT word they do not mince it, they let fly with the whole six-letter word-form “n****r” in a totally unabashed fashion. I have, however, heard the word-form “renig”(pronounced in just that way), many times in fact, in black neighborhoods, coming from black lips, as in “Don’ renig on me, man!” Renig, in this context, means “to back out on a deal.” While it most likely is a black English vernacular variation of the conventional word-form “renege,” it does not mean “to renegotiate.” It means “to break a promise.” It is a not uncommon figure of speech in “the ’hood.” I know this, personally, from having been a close neighbor of low-income people of African decent for many years. Now, I can understand why a cloistered academic Marine biologist, and a self-righteous yenta with a proclivity for putting judgmental hissy-fits in print, both being stereotypical residents of lily-white (80 percent of the population) Marin, can’t get it. Neither of them would have the background of living experience to have a clue. However, within the context of my own experience and understanding, I have very little doubt that “Vote 2012—Don’t Renig,” is actually a pro-Obama bumper sticker. David Schultz, Marin

to have a lot of information about a lot of random stuff. We used this “Internet” gizmo to see if there were any mention of “don’t renig” campaign stickers. Well, lo and behold... Turns out the “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012” bumper sticker—which also adds “Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama!” at the bottom—was first sold earlier this year at a site called, owned by a woman named Paula Smith. When asked about selling such an apparently racist sticker on her site, Smith told reporters: “According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.” She also said she thought the bumper sticker was “cute.” Now, we don’t know where Paula Smith gets her dictionaries, but our Webster’s only mentions the word as it portends to a “legacy of racial hatred” and its use as a “viciously hostile epithet.” But, David, if you’re still not convinced it’s an anti-Obama sticker, check out the ABC News report from March, in which it was reported that the “Don’t ReNig” sticker was also being sold on a website called “Stumpy’s Stickers.” And you’d be surprised at the stunning libretto a man called Stumpy can produce. One sticker on his site featured Ku Klux Klan members and read, “The Original Boys in the Hood”; another showed a picture of an ape next to the words “Obama 2012.” So, David, while we applaud your legacy of “going head to head with racists,” we think this time your racism radar has hit a “bumper” in the road.

If only they gave Pulitzers for distinguished levels of mordancy I just read Julie Vader’s article [“Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous,” Oct. 26] and I had to write. Graceful, amusing, light and just mordant enough. (And her “to add insult to injury” line in the segment about “the Duchess” took me that extra millisecond to get the “injury,” and a laugh.) Good writing, good read, thanks! George Daly, Mill Valley

Because the original was one of the worst comedies we’ve ever seen... Have you ever wished they’d make a movie they haven’t made yet? Here’s mine: Psycho: The Musical. Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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hen the Marin Municipal Water District changed the title of its Vegetation Management Plan to the Wildfire Protection and Habitat Improvement Plan, district officials figured the new name better reflects the intent of the plan. The name change also is an attempt to eliminate confusion with the district’s 1995 Vegetation Management Plan, according to Libby Pischel, the water district’s spokeswoman. Vegetation management is a rather vague term, she says. “Wildfire protection and habitat improvement are words that are meaningful to everyone.” The new name also underscores the importance the district sees in controlling invasive plants that threaten the biodiversity of its approximately 22,000 acres of watershed. Rather than put the emphasis on the invasive species, the new name highlights the potential consequences of letting them get out of control. The district issued a press release announcing the scoping period for the environmental impact report for the plan and stating that the plan seeks to reduce fire hazard and protect biodiversity, “with drinking water protection as the numberone priority.” The scoping period, which began Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 3, is part of the California


Environmental Quality Act mandate. Before compiling an environmental review, public agencies, community groups and individuals have a chance to ask questions that should be in the report. If the questions aren’t in the initial outline that sketches the parameters of the report, they get added to the environmental investigation. “We will record all of the comments that come in,” says Pischel, “and if we determine that they are not something already in the scope, then we will expand the scope”—within reason, of course. “It has to be something that has relevance. If somebody comes in and says they want us to study the White Cliffs of Dover, we would say that really has no connection to this project. But if there is something that has a connection to the project, then we will expand the scope.” The district has developed two alternatives to control vegetation in the watershed. One plan calls for using mechanical methods, prescribed burns, hand labor and what are called “formulated organic herbicides,” which are approved for use in organic agriculture with active ingredients such as vinegar and clove oil. The problem with that approach, say district officials, is that the invasive broom species have gotten the upper hand, and it’s the more expensive option. Ac10 >


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Election 2012 Here’s a quick look at the results of the Nov. 6 election—and Marin’s role in each race: President of the United States As in 2008, Marin voters were among the highest percentage of Barack Obama supporters of any county in the nation—with 74 percent ticking off the president’s name on their ballots. Though he more narrowly won the overall popular vote, Obama earned a second term with a convincing 303 electoral votes over Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 206. Senate Dianne Feinstein cruised to her fourth full term in the U.S. Senate over little-known Republican Elizabeth Emken. The 78-year-old incumbent earned 61.5 percent of the total state vote; Marin sent nearly 80 percent of its votes Feinstein’s way. House of Representatives San Rafael resident Jared Huffman will be Congressional District 2’s next representative—he received about 70 percent of the total district vote, which stretches along the coast from Sausalito to the Oregon border; Marinites leaned his way 77 percent of the time over challenger Dan Roberts. State Assembly At press time San Rafael challenger Marc Levine was holding off incumbent Michael Allen 51 percent to 49 percent. Sausalito City Council Three seats were open in Sausalito—the lone incumbent in the race, Councilwoman Linda Pfeifer, held on for another term; she’ll be joined by freshmen councilmembers Ray Withy and Thomas Theodores. Marin Healthcare District With a likely hospital bond measure campaign on the horizon, incumbent board members Ann Sparkman and Hank Simmonds held onto their seats, with 42 percent and 41 percent of the vote, respectively. Measure A makes the grade The countywide quarter-cent sales tax to fund parks, open space and ag lands earned more than its necessary two-thirds approval to pass—getting a green thumbs-up from 74 percent of county voters. Additionally, the Mill Valley School District’s Measure B passed (70 percent); Shoreline School District’s Measure C passed (80 percent); town of Ross’s Measure D passed (72 percent); and the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District’s Measure F passed (95 percent). At press time, the Mesa Park Firehouse Community Park Measure E had not reached its two-thirds threshold, with 65.44 percent approval. State propositions Gov. Brown’s school-funding tax initiative, Prop. 30, passed with 54 percent of California voters voting “yes” (68 percent approval in Marin). The two-year budget cycle of Prop. 31 went down in flames with only 39 percent approval (Marin checked in with 43 percent “yeas”). The union-busting Prop. 32 was rejected by 54 percent of voters (Marin voters said “no” on 67 percent of ballots). The insurance industry’s attempt to discourage nondrivers from dropping their insurance, Prop. 33, was short on gas with 54 percent of voters rejecting it (68 percent of Marinites). The California death penalty got a reprieve, with 52 percent of statewide voters rejecting Prop. 34 (only 32 percent of Marin voters voted against the initiative). Eighty-one percent of statewide voters (and 82 percent of Marin voters) approved stricter sentences for human traffickers in Prop. 35. Softening the state’s Three Strikes law, Prop. 36 passed with 68 percent approval statewide (nearly 83 percent approval in Marin). GMOs will remain a secret ingredient, as the Prop. 37 labeling initiative failed with only 47 approval (62 percent in Marin). Prop. 38—the other school/tax initiative on the ballot—failed with only 27 percent approval statewide and countywide. Out-of-state businesses will have to pay a more equitable income tax in California, as Prop. 39 was approved by 60 percent of state voters (71 percent in Marin). 10 >


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BONUS QUESTION: Inaugurated on March 4, 1841, a bitterly cold and wet day, the ninth U.S. president—who was not wearing an overcoat—gave the longest inauguration speech ever; as a result he contracted pneumonia and died only one month into his presidential term, the shortest in U.S. history. Who was he? Howard Rachelson welcomes you to live team trivia contests on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael. If you have an intriguing question, send it along (including the answer, and your name and hometown) to


VUnless you’ve been in a galaxy far, far away, you’ve heard that San Anselmo resident George Lucas is selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga, now begins the next chapter in his life by providing education with a new hope— billions of dollars—the bulk of the proceeds from the sale of his company. In 2010, Lucas gave us a prequel of his philanthropic plans when he signed The Giving Pledge, stating, “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race.” Thank you, George Lucas, for your inspiring and heroic work to produce a rich education empire. The Force is strong with this one.

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s Hurricane Sandy cut a path of dechange and its side effects—warming oceans, struction across the East Coast, the rising seas—will impact people everywhere, sun was (mostly) shining in Marin. though how, exactly, won’t be easy to gauge It made the images—submerged cars, without the benefit of hindsight. flooded streets, twisted metal—almost “Generally, extreme weather events are surreal. And it begged the obvious queslikely to increase with the warming of the tion: Could this happen to us? climate, but the impact of climate change can All but the staunchest “head-in-the-sanders” acknowledge the reality of climate change. Global weather patterns have shifted, in some cases dramatically. How exactly it’ll all play out remains to be seen, but we’re entering an uncharted, potentially volatile meteorological era. Does this mean California should brace for a Sandy of its own? Not quite. While Marin has seen its share of flooding due to torrential rains and clogged creeks— 1982 and 2005 were particularly devastating—hurricanes of any strength rarely Kent Reno’s shot of downtown San Anselmo during the January 1982 flood graced make landfall here; it’s hap- the cover of the ‘Pacific Sun’ three decades ago—and that’s nothing compared to pened only twice since 1900 Hurricane Sandy, say experts. and those were less devastating “tropical storms,” not hurricanes. “California is on the eastern side of the Pacific high pressure system, in which the winds flow clockwise around, bringing in cool dry air from the north and preventing clouds of vertical development from forming in the summer,” explains Mark Jacobson, a Stanford climate scientist. “In the winter, the high moves south, allowing midlatitude cyclones, or low pressure systems, to move in, Sandy, shown here off the East Coast last week, twisted counter-clockwise; but flow clockwise along the California coast, bringing cool air from the north producing storms. But these winds to temper would-be hurricanes. are standard storms.” “We could not have a Sandy in the Bay Area, or anywhere in Cal- only be judged over a long period of time,” ifornia,” agrees Jan Null, a meteorologist says Fuyu Li, a postdoctoral fellow with the with the Golden Gate Weather Services. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s Climate SciThat doesn’t mean we’re out of the ences Department. “It is possible to attribute woods (or the waves, as it were). Storm sys- a single weather event to some abnormal tems from Alaska have been known to meld meteorological conditions, but statistically, with typhoons from the south to form a it is not appropriate to pin the single event different sort of “frankenstorm.” It hapsuch as Sandy on larger trends and patterns.” pened in 1962, raining out several games The bottom line: Wherever you live, of the World Series between the Giants and from Marin to Manhattan, it’s time to preYankees (the Series eventually concluded, pare for a “new normal.” Or, perhaps more with a less satisfying result for Giants fans accurately, new abnormal. There may be than this year’s Fall Classic). choppy swells ahead. < Virtually every expert agrees climate Warm up to Jacob at

1. In 2008, the first hotel opened in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. What’s the name of this eco-luxury lodge, and where in Marin is it situated? 2a. What film studio recently paid $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.? 2b. George Lucas said he would do what with the money? 3. Shown on a 1639 map of “New Netherlands,” the region known in Dutch as Conyne Eylandt (rabbit island) has what English name? 4. Pictured, left: What successful writer’s publishers demanded that she use two initials instead of her full first name because they feared that young boys might not read a book written by a woman? 5. Pictured, left: In 1994 what grunge-rock star, leader of Nirvana, committed suicide? 6. What two universities were the last to join the Pac-10 athletic conference (now known as the Pac-12)? 7. The creators of South Park and Avenue Q wrote a musical play with a satirical religious theme that won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical of 2011. Name this show, described as “God’s favorite musical.” 8. What man, born a Greek slave around 600 B.C., is famous for his many fables? 9. Pictured, left: What woman in 2010 made history as the first female director to win the Academy Award, and for what film? 10. Can you name four Asian countries that start with S?

WRunning on the hills above San Rafael, Douglas Long witnessed the ultimate act of stupidity, a la Britney Spears. A woman, driving a shiny new BMW X5, had a baby, approximately 6 months old, perched on her lap. As the car was winding up the steep, curving road, Douglas observed the infant bouncing, apparently unrestrained. Adding to the danger of the bizarre situation, the woman had her window all the way down. “Wow!” says Douglas. “Why do rich people think common sense and the law doesn’t apply to them?” Well, that could be the case, but we’re kinda thinking there’s more to it. Like that woman needs some parenting classes and more info about a new-fangled contraption called a car seat. —Nikki Silverstein

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way in other water districts and agencies that have their own vegetation managecording to a draft of the plan, “a single ment plans. Many agencies already use species, French broom, is spreading at the herbicides, including the California State rate of at least 30 acres per year.” Parks, Caltrans, the Golden Gate National Using what the district calls limited Recreation Area and the Point Reyes Naamounts of herbicides will greatly improve the battle against the broom species. tional Seashore. Herbicide opponents say scientific And it will improve the bottom line of a district that has seen constricting budgets. evidence has been mounting that the chemicals are harmful. Weed control with no But an equal amount herbicides would cost of conflicting scientific LEARN ALL ABOUT IT about $5.6 million a year, evidence has shown that The Marin Municipal Water according to the draft District will hold a meeting the herbicide glyphosate, plan. Using limited apto discuss the scope of the the active ingredient plications of conventional environmental review at 7pm in Roundup, poses no herbicides would cost Nov. 15 in the San Rafael City real threat. Glyphosate about $1.6 million a year. Hall Council Chambers, 1400 is arguably the most Even that lower amount is Fifth Avenue. benign of the herbicides well beyond the district’s Written suggestions should commonly used to concurrent vegetation manbe submitted to Dain Andertrol invasive plants and agement budget of about son, environmental services it’s the one receiving the coordinator, Marin Municipal $875,000 per year. most attention in Marin. Water District, 220 Nellen The stark fact remains: Avenue, Corte Madera 94925. Frank Egger, the No matter what option is Submissions may be in PDF former longtime Fairfax chosen after the environformat less than 10 megamayor and councilmental report is complete, bytes size and emailed to man, played a major the district has role in rallying his town cient funds to eradicate The deadline for comments behind the move to the invasive species. To is 4pm Dec. 3. block herbicide use in maximize the money it the watershed, a strategy does have, the district district officials say has has zoned the watershed. Each zone would receive varying levels of been ineffective. Egger disagrees. He says that that the eradication treatment, from doing nothing in areas that are a lost cause to full engage- threat of wildfire is exaggerated. He bement where it makes ecological, safety and lieves Marin firefighters have the capability to battle fires that may erupt among financial sense. the invasives or sweep through their Zone One comprises 87 percent of the territory. He also says that herbicides like watershed and is the least disturbed acreglyphosate should never be used, espeage. It includes numerous populations of cially in a watershed. rare and endangered species of plants and Egger and Dr. Bill Rothman played animals. Protecting that habitat will become increasingly important as the effects leading roles in the Marin Safe Drinking Water Coalition’s move to convince the of climate change take hold in California. district’s board to stop using herbicides in The management plan calls for taking the 2005. Rothman says the coalition is ready most widespread effort to eradicate invato reactivate if necessary. The scoping sives in this zone, which is most removed period for the environmental report is the from habitation. first step in a process that will move to The zones progress down to Zone 5, a limited action zone. According to the plan, a draft environmental report and then a final certified report next year. this zone is about 3 percent of the waterSpending money on the environmental shed. “The zone is characterized by little to no maintenance or operational activity. report is a waste, says Rothman. “If they come up using pesticides, the public will Ecosystem functions are degraded, invacrush them like a bug.” Rothman says the sive weeds often are the dominant plants in the area, and there are few to no rare or coalition is prepared to collect signatures to place an initiative on the ballot otherwise significant species present.” Bethat would mandate using only certified cause eliminating the invasives in Zone 5 organic methods to control the invasives. would be difficult or impossible and conBut district officials say they know of no sume valuable budget dollars, these areas organic application that can successfully would receive the least attention. beat back the invasives. The group will The possibility of using herbicides in a begin campaigning if, after release of the vegetation management plan has ignited opposition from residents who oppose the draft environmental report, it looks as though the district plans to proceed with use of pesticides almost as a philosophithe herbicide alternative. cal construct. On the opposite side of the The coalition knows how to mount a debate are those who say the threat of wildfire must be weighed heavily in a cost- political campaign. It played a big part in benefit analysis. The two sides are unlikely blocking the water district’s plan to build a desalination plant to provide insurance to reach consensus. And that doesn’t even include a group most concerned with bio- against drought. Rothman already has brought up points diversity. The same type of debate is under 10 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15, 2012

that will be in the environmental report. He says the district should review a study it commissioned on glyphosate that was done at UC Davis. The study showed that the chemical remained on plants at full strength at 88 days, at which point the study was stopped. He says the district should review the findings and determine how long the chemical would remain on the plants at what strength after 88 days. Some studies show that glyphosate stays on plants, and when plant leaves fall to the ground, particles including glyphosate can wash into the soil and into water. But other studies refute those findings and say glyphosate is a relatively benign chemical. According to an Environmental Protection Agency bulletin, “Glyphosate adsorbs strongly to soil and is not expected to move vertically below the six inch soil layer; residues are expected to be immobile in soil. Soil microbes readily degrade glyphosate.” The EPA also determined that there are minimal effects from glyphosate on birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates. But other studies suggest the contrary and call for reduced use of the chemical. Rothman says it’s appropriate for the environmental report to review the literature that paints a more benign picture of herbicide use as well as the literature that condemns it in order for the district to make an informed decision. He wants the district to review as much recent scientific literature as possible as part of the environmental review. The district has plans to do just that. Rothman mentions one widely publicized 2005 study by Rick Relyea of the University of Pittsburgh that raised the possibility that glyphosate could harm, even kill, amphibians, frogs and tadpoles. That could lead to an explosion of mosquitoes and trigger outbreaks of West Nile virus, says Rothman, a retired physician. In a presentation to the Canadian Weed Society, Dean Thompson of Natural Resources Canada, refuted the Relyea study. Thompson said the study used unrealistic doses and exposures that skewed results. But at that same presentation, Thompson cautioned that more research is needed.

The conflicting studies reflect the nature of scientific inquiry and its process. It doesn’t make it easy to decide when to use a chemical like glyphosate and when to refrain. Still, the current general consensus among watershed managers and roadside agencies like Caltrans is that glyphosate is a relatively safe chemical that, when used in a professional manner, will control weeds with as little environmental damage as possible. And when balanced against the possible danger of a wildfire sweeping down Mt. Tam, the cost benefit gets serious, say proponents of herbicide use. About 45,000 people live near the boundary of the watershed. Rothman says the district could use mechanical and hand labor methods to control the invasives more effectively than the latest version of the management plan shows. He says that included in the 2009 vegetation management report, consultants for the district estimated that the current balance of invasives could be maintained if the district were to spend $1,765,850 per year on non-chemical methods. That option is missing, Rothman notes, from the latest version of alternatives. He thinks if district customers were presented a choice between herbicide use and a mechanical strategy that creates a stalemate with the invasives, they would choose the stalemate option even though it would increase the district’s budget. The district serves 61,266 connections. Spreading the cost to stalemate the invasives would come to an additional $14.50 per connection each year. The debate over whether to act and what method to use to control or eradicate the invasives is made more urgent when considering that the watershed is home to 900 plant species and at least 400 species of vertebrate animals, as well as many more species of fungi and invertebrates, says the district. Large parts of the watershed are undisturbed and connected to other open space tracts, providing critical migration corridors and refuge. UNESCO included the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed as one of the 13 significant areas of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve in 1988. < Contact the writer at

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ery’s Tour De Fat, the Sea Otter races and the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival bring bicycle riders, riders jesters, jesters activists and artists together in ever-growing crowds. And Marin’s even racing ahead of that: According to a report last year from the Marin County Department of Public Works, county cycling increased by about 165 percent from 1999 to 2011. The tsunami of fascination with mountain bikes has broken away from the fixie hipsters on Mt. Tam; it is lapping at the marble steps of international museums. Recently, two Northern California museums were even vying for the same bicycles for their respective art shows, signaling yet another fat tire golden age—in which the art world crosses paths with the mountain bike. Athletes and well-heeled culture-vultures—these two groups have historically been pretty separate—which is what elicited such fascination with the country’s first gal-

lery exhibit of mountain bicycles years ago. In 1989, Fairfax’s Ed Russell, a bike-loving dealer hung a dozen artisanal bicycles on art dealer, the walls of San Francisco’s Braunstein/Quay Gallery in the city’s booming downtown arts district. The brochure alone was a work of art: a folio of 12 fine postcards, each featuring a builder’s bicycle on a pure white background, with a bio (or in some cases, entire cycling philosophy) on the back. “The opening was wild,” Russell recalls. “We had more people there than we ever had before or since.” The 200 or so attendees weren’t the gallery’s usual patrons. The gallery’s distinguished owner, Ruth Braunstein, watched helplessly across the sea of cyclists as bikes were pulled straight from the walls and tinkered with by the art-world newbies. An inspired vandal impressed his friends by filling the tires of one bike with water, and bouncing another fragile-looking bike furiously off the floorboards to see if it would

hold together. And, thus, bike culture was introduced to culture high culture. This year, the Bay Area has had (and is having) bicycle history exhibitions, which put together the pieces of the story of fat tire development. As all good museums must, they educate and inspire the viewer to think about the subject—in this case, bicycles. The de Saisset Museum of art and history at Santa Clara University—a museum that’s proud to offer free admittance to all—showed “Chain Reaction: Artists Consider the Bicycle” from April through June this year. That exhibition’s intent was to engage viewers via demonstrations, “bike bashes” and celebrations aimed at a much wider audience than the usual gallery-goers of yore. (See http://www.scu. edu/desaisset/exhibitions/current.cfm.) Meanwhile, on display now through February at the San Francisco International Airport is “From Repack to Rwanda,” a free show


Charlie Kelly demos Marin’s newest sport while exiting Repack’s ‘camera corner’ in 1977.

Joe Breeze, center right, gives a wave as he and several of Marin’s mountain biking pioneers celebrate the opening of ‘From Repack to Rwanda.’



‘Restlessness such as ours, success such as ours, striving such as ours, do not make for beauty. Other things must come first, good cookery, cottages that are home, not playthings; gardens, repose.’ —Willa Cather, 1924

Kelly and Breeze survey their course, 10,000 feet high in the Sequoia National Forest, 1978.

Charlie Cunningham Cunningham, leaning on truck truck, loo looks on as Japanese bike manufacturers check out his Bobtail #14 when they visited his Fairfax bike shop in 1980.

focusing on “the origins, evolution and global reach of the mountain bike.” Builder-pioneer Joe Breeze—who made the world’s first custom ballooner bikes in 1977—expanded his unparalleled biker know-how to become “guest curator” of the exhibition; he helped the exhibit officials with every detail of the two dozen examples of the shift from “klunker” to high-tech back to utility/low tech, with the Rwandan mobility project spearheaded by Tom Ritchey, a seminal pioneering frame-maker. The SFO museum is the only airport space accredited by the American Association of Museums in our country. This means it rigorously adheres to best practices and protocols in the handling of the objects. It

also happens to be open 24 hours a day, and never has to worry about kiosks, turnstiles, tickets, etc. The SFO museum at the airport’s sparkling new international terminal was given a mandate from city officials to focus on subjects unique to the region, things that really spelled “Northern California” to an international traveler. According to Tim O’Brien, one of the show’s curators, mountain bikes were an obvious choice. And no matter where you claim mountain biking started—the debate ranges from Marin to SoCal, to Utah, Colorado and Massachusetts—just take a bike, put it on dirt, add a few other bikers and a scene will erupt—it’s an eternal truth. <

Never before has such a star-studded cast of historic mountain bikes been assembled. Nothing close to it. I’ve highlighted the bikes with provenance—specific bikes either ridden by makers of mountain bike history or a specific bike involved in a moment in the history. I was especially pleased that we were able get Rudy Contratti’s 1941 Schwinn Admiral. It is spit-shine new, as if it were snatched from the showroom floor of a 1940-era bike shop floor. This bike is displayed next to our strippeddown Mt.Tam klunkers. All three frames are identical, so someone might just be able to see the resemblance between our shredded bombers and the sparkling Christmas dream of so many children from way back when. Wonderful to have Ritchey’s #1.The SFO show was in planning from 2010. At that time I was going to show Breezer #1, but in March it went off to live out its life at the Smithsonian. It would have been lovely to have these two bikes side by side once again. I personally assembled a lot of these bikes when they came in from around the country. As you can imagine, there was a lot of concern about the handling of their babies.The level of detailing on Wes Williams’Willits Mountie was astonishing. Some, like Mark Janike’s Trailmaster, needed lots of help to get them back to their proper vintage. I looked through my vintage parts and got it right.The only

TA inner-chain ring I was able to find was my first worn chain ring off Breezer #1. So my first Breezer is, after all, represented in the show (hadn’t thought of that until this moment!). Some, like Tasshi Dennis’ 1983 Salsa, were in untouched original condition.This bike was built for Ross Shafer’s (ex) wife Colleen. Apparently she didn’t ride it much and left it absolutely untouched for all these years. Restored bikes lack a certain grime that is impossible to duplicate.This bike is the real time capsule. Mert Lawwill has three Fisher RS-1 bikes, so between them we were able to piece together a fine example. The Kestrel Nitro was the most difficult to find. It was a must, because when it first appeared at the Long Beach trade show in 1988, it turned heads in a big way.The Nitro never saw production, but it set the tone for full-suspension and carbon monocoque design.There is but ONE Nitro. But where was it? Since Kestrel has, since 2007, been owned by Advanced Sports (the Breezer brand owner since 2008), you’d think I’d have the inside track on this bike. Kestrel HQ had no idea. I stumbled upon it only when I received the bike list from the de Saisset Museum [exhibit]. Oh jeez, conflicting date! SFO was committed to the BEST historic mountain bike display ever and chose to push back the opening to summer 2012 to avoid the conflict. —Joe Breeze

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he only photograph 92-year-old conscientious objector Hubert Marshall has of his years in a Civilian Public Service camp shows him shoveling gravel in his best duds, a tuxedo shirt with a stiff front and no collar. “I had run out of work shirts, and I didn’t have cufinks or a stiff collar,â€? he said from his apartment at The Redwoods retirement community in Mill Valley. “I was wearing a hand-me-down shirt from a wealthy Philadelphia Quaker, a paciďŹ st who had died and left his entire wardrobe to the CPS draftees.â€? At the time, Marshall was one of some 12,000 COs who entered public service rather than carry an Army rie in 1942. He was among the many COs assigned grungy work that turned out to be worth millions in social and environmental beneďŹ ts during WWII, when most men were drafted to a different drummer. COs built roads, worked in hospitals, university labs, agricultural experiment stations, forestry, survey crews and became guinea pigs for medical research. During WWII, COs contributed an estimated $22 million to the nation. “Mostly we did road maintenance, swinging sledgehammers to make big rocks into smaller ones. It was hard work for us, but the other COs—Mennonite and Brethren farm boys for the most part—were strong and capable,â€? Marshall recalls. The Historic Peace Churches (HPC) that supported the peace movement were primarily Mennonites, Quakers and the Church of the Brethren. They paid the COs’ expenses and $2.50 a month because the government wanted them invisible and offered no part of their maintenance. Situated nine miles from town at his ďŹ rst camp and four miles at the second, Mar-

shall and his camp-mates had to walk to a railroad station because passing cars would not pick them up. After helping local people build a sandbag levee to control a ooding river, the grateful townspeople offered the COs cigarettes and beer. The COs refused but happily accepted aprons and dishtowels for their camp. Two other residents of The Redwoods, Warren Uhte and Norman Chance, were also COs some 70 years ago, when becoming a conscientious objector meant bucking the gung-ho patriotism sweeping the country. President Roosevelt didn’t want popular support for the anti-war movement. COs were shunted off to former Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the boondocks, miles from town, without transportation. The HPC became the COs’ supply source, meager as it was, providing tents, cots, bedding, food and medical care. Both Uhte and Chance had grown up in families where they gave peace a chance. “My family was active in the Fairfax Community Church, which had a paciďŹ st minister during my high school years,â€? said Uhte, now 88. His reading a book about Kagawa, Gandhi and Dr. Schweitzer helped him decide to register as a CO in Boston when he turned 18 during his freshman year at MIT. But MIT wouldn’t support his CO status and grant him a student deferment, so in 1943 he transferred to Stanford, where he graduated “with distinctionâ€? and a B.S. degree after the war. Drafted into CPS he became part of a survey team for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in the Southwest. “I learned a lot, traveled and established lifelong friendships,â€? Uhte said. He experienced no hostility among his friends or family. Norman Chance, 85, the scion of a Phila-

Hubert Marshall, Norman Chance and Warren Uhte have been giving peace a chance for more than 60 years.

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delphia Quaker family who worked for the American Friends Service Committee, was “drawn to peaceâ€? early in life. In high school and throughout his young life Chance had his own band and played drums in dance bands. At Oberlin College, with the approval of his family, he registered as a CO and was sent to Deep Flats, New York. When you pull weeds for six months in an isolated community like Deep Flats it makes you think about your future. Eventually Chance was transferred to Welfare Island Hospital in New York to train as a medical assistant, where he stepped out of the weeds into a different and more interesting environment. After the war he became an anthropologist and with a Ph.D. taught at the University of Connecticut for 25 years. When two of his three sons moved to California, he and his wife, also a Ph.D. anthropologist, followed. Uhte, still a consulting engineer with Brown and Caldwell, still a paciďŹ st, supports the Fellowship of Reconciliation and is a prime mover of Seniors for Peace. SFP sponsors lectures and ďŹ lms at The Redwoods senior community in Mill Valley, and you’ll see them every Friday afternoon at the corner of Miller Avenue and Camino Alto. Uhte is the one with the big yellow Seniors for Peace badge he wears on his khaki shirt. His wife of 66 years, LaVerne, is a dedicated Senior for Peace herself. They have a daughter and two sons who are registered COs, which shows the apple never falls far from the tree. <


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Queen of Comida Joanne Weir’s tequila ‘Copita’ is truly a goblet of fire... by Car o l I n ke l l i s


o ash in the pan, Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, TV chef (on PBS, long before the proliferation of today’s cooking shows) and well known cooking teacher. Though she cooked with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse years ago, Weir hadn’t, until recently, had her own restaurant. But after publication of her book Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites, Weir teamed up with Larry Mindel— longtime restaurateur and owner of the acclaimed Poggio in Sausalito—to open CoA recent Copita menu offered nearly 40 types of tequila. pita Tequileria y Comida in Sausalito. We’ve never met, although I feel a kinin-house provide non-tequila options. ship with Weir. Our time at the University And then there’s the food, which is quite of Massachusetts Amherst overlapped. good. Everything is prepared relatively sim(With more than 25,000 students at the ply using fresh, organic, seasonal ingredients. time it’s no surprise our paths never Although the menu states “To Start: crossed.) Long before I knew she was a jicama and cucumber with chile arbol, lime fellow Umie, I enjoyed preparing recipes and ake salt,â€? we were not offered any. But from several of her cookbooks. we weren’t concerned after the heirloom Even if you aren’t a tequila drinker, melon salad ($8) was placed before us: a Copita is worth checking out: intimate tart lime-jalapeno dressing imparted zest to (the name means small goblet), with a melon, watercress, frisee and ďŹ nely shaved casual, homey feel, it seems you could be cucumber. in a small town in Mexico—except you’re According to our waiter, the 24 hour people-watching on Bridgeway. Inside, the focal point is the rostizador, carnitas ($16)—Niman Ranch pork prea large rotisserie with a blue hood and sented in a small enamel pot accompanied tiled walls—complete with the aroma of by small bowls of guacamole, black pasilla salsa and cilantro, onion, roasting chickens wafting lime, plus the house-made through. Neutral and rustCOPITA TEQUILERIA corn tortillas—are the best colored walls complement Y COMIDA item on the menu. The dark wood floors, wooden 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito; pasilla salsa, distinctive and tables and chairs, and brown 415/331-7400. delicious, certainly elevates leather banquettes. Under the this dish. And we appreoutside area’s narrow awning Open Sunday through Thursday ciated being asked if we (with heaters) are a couple 11:30am-10pm; Friday and wanted/needed more tortiof rows of small tables with Saturday 11:30am-11pm. llas for the carnitas. Luckily, orange “softâ€? molded-plastic the small, tasty house-made (not uncomfortable) chairs. corn tortillas are served The full bar offers an arwith a number of dishes, including all the ray of choices, but tequila is the draw—by taco plates ($10-$15)—which are offered the shot, ight or cocktail, including some with ďŹ sh, shrimp, steak chicken and veginventive and seasonal margaritas. With a etables, topped with a scrim of guacamole. list of almost 30 tequilas to choose from, Among our favorite dishes was Dilsa’s it’s hard to know where to begin. We took trio of tamales ($9), each tasty tamale with a chance with Joanne’s cherry margarita a different ďŹ lling—chicken verde; pork ($9), tequila blanco, maraschino liqueur adobo; and roasted peppers, sweet corn and cherries, and were rewarded with a and queso fresco. drink full of muddled cherries, which, We really liked that portions—meant to our surprise, did not overwhelm the to be shared—were reasonably sized and tequila. But tasting and comparing a ight nothing was awash in sour cream or cheese. of tequila ($16-$20)—1-ounce shots of a Sated, relaxed, taking in the view and blanco; a reposado and an aĂąejo, plus the not quite ready to leave, we shared the house-made sangrita—proved tastier and coconut an with cherries ($8) and sipped more enlightening. For those not schooled cafĂŠ de olla, French press coffee with a cinin tasting tequilas, fear not: our waiter gave namon stick and orange peel, and cafĂŠ con us the low-down. A small but well chosen leche (both $5)—a sweet way to end an wine list, plus beer on tap and by the bottle and the familiar Mexican agua frescas made enjoyable evening. <



Bib-bib hooray! Michelin salutes Marin restaurants with reasonable prices... by Pat Fu sco

Rates are $10 per hour. Training sessions and a cafe that will be used for trial run pop-ups are part of the program. Contact Fermin Alvarez, 415/755-1115.

You won’t have to break the bank as long as Heidi Krahling’s around...

BIBENDUM RECOGNIZES MARIN Whether you’re impressed by the annual Michelin Guide and its ratings of restaurants is beside the point; those lucky enough to be named gain reputations and (more important) increased business. The latest list was published in October. There are no stars awarded in Marin this year but five of our restaurants were named in the Bib Gourmand category: Places where fine food—two courses with wine or dessert— can be enjoyed for $40 or less (tax and tip not included). Congratulations to Heidi Krahling and her two establishments, Insalata’s and Marinitas, and to Sushi Ran, Le Garage and Brick & Bottle. LET THE PROS HANDLE IT Dining out on Thanksgiving? Tables are filling fast at favorite spots, so reserve now. This is the one holiday where most of us prefer an all-American approach to the feast, keeping it simple and very ample. Suggestions for old-timey atmospheres in which to do this: Deer Park Villa in Fairfax, 90 years old (75 years in the Ghiringhelli family), situated in redwoods and featuring a vast traditional buffet from noon-6:30pm; Mountain Home Inn with its fabulous views and rustic mood, 11:30am-6:30pm; Yankee Pier in Larkspur, all East Coast shore feeling and lobster as an option on the menu from new chef Henry Moreno; and Hilltop 1892 in Novato, a landmark with vistas, 11am-8pm. Check websites for more information. LEARN TO BE A PRO Start-up central for newcomers in the food business—especially those in the low-income bracket— Renaissance Marin opened last month at 1115 Third Street in San Rafael. Here is where people without access to a commercial kitchen can come to develop careers in catering, restaurants, even food trucks.

OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY OPPORTUNITIES Special dining events are worth checking out. Peter McNee, chef of Sausalito’s Poggio, is back from his annual truffle hunt in Italy and uses that incomparable ingredient in dishes guaranteed to bring out its aroma and flavor. Also featured are two special older vintage reds, Barolo and Barbaresco, helping to produce an authentic festa del tartufo bianco, through Nov. 17. Reserve at 415/332-7771...Celebrating the end of the grape harvest, local winegrowers Jonathan and Susan Pey of Pey-Marin Vineyards will be pouring their pinot noir, dry reisling, and other small lot selections Nov. 13 (7pm) at 123 Bolinas in Fairfax. Chef Jeremy Goldfarb is creating an autumn market-driven, four-course menu to complement the wines. Cost is $62 per person. Reservations: 415/488-5123. ENJOY—IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE The Carneros region of wine country is a spectacular nearby AVA, touching parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. A fine way to explore it is during Holiday in Carneros (Nov. 17-18, 10am-4pm), when 20 wineries will open their doors for food and wine pairings, live music at some places, art exhibits at others. This is a chance to taste from libraries, reserves and barrels while sampling treats from winery chefs and local producers. Cost is $39 per person in advance ($10 per person for designated drivers), $45 per drinker on the day of the event, payable at any participating winery. Proceeds support scholarship funds at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College. Details: HISTORY COMES ALIVE I know this is one more example of rushing the holiday season, but it’s a unique experience worth noting. Ferry over from Tiburon to Angel Island Nov. 10 or 11 for Holidays on the Home Front at Fort McDowell (11am-3pm). Visitors can learn how the Army helped soldiers and families celebrate while they were stationed on the island during World War II. Make 1940s-style decorations and enjoy seasonal refreshments, chat with character actors portraying soldiers and civilians of the era. Rain or shine; free event. Information: 415/435-5390. < Contact Pat at


Good Earth Natural Foods, 720 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 415/454-0123 When I first set foot in the original Good Earth on Bolinas Avenue in Fairfax, it epitomized a classic hippie health-food store. The small, dark space had aisles barely wide enough to move through. I once counted three bananas and two avocados on the often empty shelves. Patchouli oil permeated the space. When it moved to its brighter location on Sir Francis Drake and offered a full juice bar with organic smoothies, wheat grass shots and a handful of prepared hot foods, my visits became much more frequent. Plump, locally grown fruits and vegetables filled the ample bins and fresh cheeses and meats were carefully sourced and sold by a knowledgeable staff. And then, in February this year, Good Earth Natural Foods moved to its current location at 720 Center Boulevard in Fairfax. In its new incarnation, the one-time hippie store has fully matured into a virtual emporium for all things delicious, healthy and organic. At over 20,000 square feet, the completely refurbished store (it used to be an Albertsons) features plenty of warm neutral and earthy tones, decorative concrete, reclaimed wood tables and hemp countertops—really. Sunlight streams into the cavernous space and there is even a tree planted amid tables and chairs for enjoying the multitude of offerings. Whether it’s pre-yoga, post-soccer or if I’m just riding by on my bike—I always seem to find a reason to stop in. The only thing I struggle with at Good Earth is figuring out what to order. Building your own tacos...the salad bar...chicken satay...sandwiches...the by the slice...? It is rare that I get excited about a grocery store, but Good Earth is different—it offers much more than well-stocked shelves—it nourishes. Yes, the reliably good food is delicious and satisfying, and they make the best granola I have ever found, but the store also exudes a sense of community and neighborhood that is so palpable I leave with a full belly, groceries for the week and a warm glow. —Tanya Henry



Yet Wah, 1238 Fourth Street, San Rafael. 415/460-9883 Trying to find a place in Marin for a late-night bite is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack; in most towns the sidewalks virtually roll up at 10pm. However, on Fourth Street in San Rafael, Yet Wah restaurant keeps the lights on and the wok sizzling until 12:30am. The late-night menu is geared toward the appetites of those still out scouting for comfort foods like jook—the rice porridge often served for breakfast—crispy prawn toast and several types of noodle bowls. If you still crave a cocktail, Yet Wah has a full bar—another plus that sets it apart from the competition. A martini might just be the ticket for a Chinese lunch during the week when the special menu offers a bevy of entrees to choose from, all served with soup and appetizer for a reasonable $9-$11, depending on which main dish you choose. I loved the almond pressed duck, which transported me back to a favorite Chinese restaurant in Santa Fe, of all places; this is an unusual dish that isn’t often found on local menus. Yet Wah makes a large selection of dim sum from 11am-3pm daily that includes such favorites as BBQ pork buns and sweet rice in lotus leaf. The main menu is extensive and offers some unique preparations, like Peking duck, as well as the more expected, such as lemon chicken. During the day, light streams in from a wall of windows that line the sidewalk of the attractive front room. The large but cozy bar area is in the back of the restaurant and often features live music on the weekends. Next time you’re in the mood for some killer Chinese food, check out Yet Wah. —Brooke Jackson NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 17

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Hemiola of the gods Chamber music ‘titans’ Kronos Quartet— surprising audiences for nearly 40 years... by G r e g Cahill


art of the kick of a Kronos Quartet concert is that you never know quite what you’re going to get,” the New York Times opined earlier this year, following the Bay Areabased chamber ensemble’s performance at Zankel Hall. “Even if you have read the program notes in advance, and listened to some of the music, something you did not count on is likely to happen.” That night, the unexpected included a reading of Michael Hearst’s quirky 2011 pop-culture piece “Secret Word,” inspired by the surreal antics on the 1980s TV show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, a string quartet replete with toys and noisemakers. It’s been nearly 40 years since first violinist David Harrington founded the group that forever changed the face of chamber music, launching a generation of adventurous chamber ensembles that include Turtle Island, Brooklyn Rider, ETHEL and eighth blackbird, to name a few. Harrington was inspired by a performance of George Crumb’s dark 1971 Vietnam War requiem “Black Angels.” Since then,

this gifted string quartet has become one of the best-selling classical music groups in the world with 46 albums to its credit. Its eclectic catalog ranges from 1984’s arrangements of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk tunes to 1991’s acclaimed collection of Astor Piazzolla tangos to this year’s stunning survey of the music of Soviet-era composer Vladimir Martynov. In between, there have been recordings devoted to the sounds of Bollywood, blues, jazz, Alban Berg, Mexican music, Central Asia and a myriad of musical points in between. Its stature shows no sign of waning: In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the prestigious Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize. Its trademark is the group’s commitment to contemporary classical music. Kronos—Harrington, John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)—has more than 500 original pieces composed expressly for the quartet, some spawned by the unparalleled Kronos: Under 30 Project, an annual composi-

Chamber musicians wit’ attitude: Sherba, Zeigler, Harrington and Dutt

tion competition created in 2003 during the group’s 30th anniversary. To date, the group has received 1,000 applications from composers in 49 countries and on six continents. Thus far, the Under 30 Project has bolstered the careers of such up-and-coming contemporary composers as Felipe Perez Santiago, Dan Visconti, Aviya Kopelman and Alexandra du Bois, among others.

The application deadline for the 2012 contest is Nov. 16. Still, despite these impressive credentials, Kronos is not suited to everyone’s taste. At one of the group’s backyard barbecue gigs at Rancho Nicasio a couple of years ago, a middle-aged couple seated in front of me repeatedly exchanged perplexed glances as Kronos pantomimed prerecorded parts in tandem with live parts that permitted the ensemble to accompany itself as an octet. The couple walked out in the middle of the show. But for those brave souls in search of modern music, mostly by living composers, music that honors tradition but is unbound by convention, Kronos is nothing short of a revelation. The ensemble’s expansive concert at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, at 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8pm, is a potpourri of eclectic sounds. (Tickets are $15/youth, $30/seniors and $32/general.) The retrospective program is scheduled to include Bryce Dessner’s “Tenebre”; Rahul Dev Burman “Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved),” arranged by Stephen Prutsman and Kronos; Ram Narayan’s “Raga Mishra Bhairavi: Alap,” arranged by Kronos, transcribed by Lev Ljova Zhurbin; John Zorn’s “Selections from The Dead Man”; Nicole Lizee’s Death to Kosmische; Richard Wagner’s “Prelude from Tristan und Isolde,” arranged by Aleksandra Vrebalov; Alter Yechiel Karniol’s “Sim Shalom,” arranged by Judith Berkson; Sami al-Shawwa’s “Taqsim Bayati,” arranged by Jacob Garchik; and Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “...hold me, neighbor, in this storm...” And, yes, expect to be surprised. < Serenade Greg at




Mr. Rapid-fire Genie’s out of the bottle when Robin Williams hits 142 Throck... by G r e g Cahill


e’s the Charlie Parker of stand-up comedy. Robin Williams performed a brilliant serenade of improvisational comedy, observational humor, word play and just downright surreal imagery Sunday night at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. The sold-out show was one of four in the past two weeks that gave local comedy fans a chance to catch the Oscar-winning, Juilliard-trained actor and comic in action in a rare stage performance as he develops new material for an unannounced upcoming show. Patrons paid $50 a pop—the shows were announced just hours beforehand through the venue’s website and sold out in minutes—and proceeds benefited the nonprofit theater. In recent years, Williams, a Chicago native who moved to Marin as a teen, has used the intimate venue on several occasions to work out new material. He last performed there this past spring in an onstage conversation with fellow comedian Rick Overton. This weekend, he goes on the road for an appearance at the New York Comedy Festival (if any city needs a few good laughs, it’s the Big Apple) before touring in another series of onstage conversations with veteran New York comic David Steinberg. But on Sunday, it was all about stand-up as Williams—clean-shaven and clad in designer jeans and a black short-sleeve shirt— poked the well-heeled Mill Valley audience with jokes about the absurdity of life. Like a man with his mind stuck on speed dial, the animated Williams zipped through a dizzying array of topics that ranged from the effects of aging (they should combine Starbucks and pharmacies: “Hi, I’d like a Lipitor latte, please!”), alcoholism (he’s a recovering addict), the financial crisis (“Saying that a bank is too big to fail is like saying you’re too fat to go on a diet”), sexting (“Why take a picture of your penis on a device that makes you look even smaller?”), fur apparel (“Is that real fur?” he asked a woman in the front row. “If not, then there’s a toilet seat somewhere that’s very cold.”), and rebuilding on a flood plain (“Now, let’s spin the wheel of misfortune!”). And that’s just a small sample of the topics he covered in the first 20 minutes of a nearly two-hour show. The show actually was four loosely based thematic sets rolled into one, focusing primarily on sports, animals, politics and bodily functions (he performed a clever,

This is what’s known in live theater as ‘breaking through the fourth wall.’

though overly detailed sketch that envisioned a design committee creating human genitalia with a lot of compromises). At times, his rapid-fire delivery got in the way of the jokes—there was little time to reflect or to savor a pithy punch line. But while the show was clearly a work in progress, with plenty of rough edges, when Williams hit the mark, and he hit it more often than not, his jokes were hilarious. It’s impossible not to be in awe of Williams as a keen observer of human, and even animal, nature. Or not to marvel at the fine detail and poignancy he brings to his comedy. At 61, he has a quick mind and a refined set of improvisational skills that is without peer. And it was fascinating not only to hear the jokes and to be tickled by the humor, but also to watch the process of a comedic genius at work. “At this point,” he told the audience during a rare pause toward the end of the show, “my brain is like, ‘Where do I go from here, coach?’” The answer came a couple of minutes later when Williams returned to the stage professing to be out of material only to launch into a 10-minute master class on the art of improv as he riffed off of a precocious young couple returning to catch the encore from the front row. (Note to fans: Don’t seat yourself late if you have front-row seats and don’t want to become the target of Williams’ sharp wit.) It was yet another sidesplitting display by comedy’s greatest jazzman. < Make Greg your punch line at

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 Undercover Boss Tonight’s undercover boss is Ron Lynch, CEO of the Tilted Kilt restaurant chain. It’s basically Hooters in plaid. We doubt he’s going to wear one of the mini kilts, but we recommend you don’t Google him or you risk taking an ugly mental image to the grave. CBS. 8pm. The Hangover White guys wake up trying to figure out what went so disastrously wrong the night before. And none of them is Karl Rove. (2009) TBS. 10pm. Brides of Beverly Hills What’s missing from these affairs is a mob of peasants and a guillotine. TLC. 10pm. Teen Trouble Teen behavior expert and motivational speaker Josh Shipp helps families deal with troubled adolescents. We know what you’re thinking, but he doesn’t live in a van down by the river. Lifetime. 10pm.

Even Winters is traumatized... Saturday at 8.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10 Poseidon Marathon They’re showing both versions of the capsized cruise-ship disaster flick. Network executives were considerate enough to put the 1972 version on later in the evening to save younger viewers from being traumatized by Shelley Winters swimming in a silk slip like a cross-dressing Free Willy. AMC. 8pm. Wedding Band In this new series, four men form a rock band to play weddings. It’s basically Wedding Crashers, but with a higher risk of somebody committing Lionel Richie in public. TBS. 10pm

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discover what really goes on in America’s bedrooms. It turns out self-reporting surveys are not always reliable and can be off by several inches. Discovery Channel. 9pm. MONDAY, NOV. 12 Kick-Ass A young man dresses like a superhero and becomes a costumed vigilante. It’s kind of like Death Wish in Spandex. In case you needed another haunting mental image to go with the Tilted Kilt thing. (2010) Spike. 6:30pm. Intervention Tonight’s addict is a rap artist addicted to PCP. Does he have a pager and a Mister T mohawk, too? Dude, your addiction is so 1985. A&E. 7pm. Shrek Forever After In the latest sequel, Shrek is tricked by Rumplestiltskin and wakes up in an alternate reality in which he never met Fiona, none of those other adventures happened and Eddie Murphy has a career that wasn’t primarily based around a talking donkey. (2010) FX. 8pm. Hawaii Five-0 Danny accidentally activates a bomb and must stand perfectly still while the bomb technicians defuse the device. In the original series, the only thing that stayed perfectly still and never moved was Jack Lord’s hair. CBS. 10pm. TUESDAY, NOV. 13 The New Normal Shania suggests the gang give up modern technology for the day. It sounds hard but there’s probably an app for that. NBC. 9:30pm. Storage Wars Tonight the show is in San Francisco, where the storage lockers are known as “spacious affordable apartments.” A&E. 9:30pm. Extreme Couponing Rudy and Chase are renewing their vows and Rudy attempts to spend just $20 on the reception. It’s always romantic when you don’t have to throw the rice, it just crawls out of the bag. TLC. 10pm.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11 America’s Funniest Home Videos To celebrate the 500th episode, original host Bob Saget will come back and get WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 Twilight Saga: New hit in the nuts by a todMoon This is the one where the dler with a baseball bat, werewolves show up. But these a ball shot by a pitching are Twilight werewolves. They machine, a pit bull dragstill turn into wolves when the ging a lawn chair and moon is full but they stop at the a wrecking ball crane salon on their way out. (2009) operated by a monkey. FX. 7pm. Love at the Thanksgiving Day ABC. 7pm. Parade This is the story of a Nature Stories of parade organizer who falls in love Animal Odd Couples while preparing for the event. It’s include a goat that not that shocking explicit viral guides a blind horse, a video you saw with Underdog doe raised by a Great Dane, a gibbon living McGarrett was always known for his hair- and Alf in the Macy’s hangar. trigger temperament. Monday, 10pm. (2012) Hallmark Channel. 8pm. with capuchin monkeys and several other unorthodox relationships you can be sure are THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Rise of the Zombies upsetting somebody at Focus on the Family. How about “Enough with the Zombies Already”? (2012) SyFy Channel. 7pm. KQED. 7pm. Elementary Sherlock investigates a double Predators In another sequel, the humans are murder that bears a strong resemblance to visiting the Predator planet where they are a series of killings in 1999. That makes the hunted as prey. But first they make them sit primary suspect the sock puppet. through a timeshare presentation. (2010) FX. CBS. 10pm. 8pm. Sex in America Researchers attempt to Critique That TV Guy at NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 19


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Movie summaries by Matthew Stafford 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 The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest (3:35) Composer Thomas Adès conducts his 2004 aria-friendly interpretation of the Bard’s magical romance. O The Other Son (1:45) Two Mark Ivanir, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine young men (one Palestinian, one Keener make beautiful music in ‘A Late Quartet,’ opening Friday at the Rafael. Israeli) discover that they were switched at birth, forcing their O Anna Karenina (2:10) Tom Stoppard’s film parents to reexamine their beliefs and values. version of Tolstoy’s novel of love and loss in O Paranormal Activity 4 (1:24) The suburbs Imperial Russia stars Jude Law, Olivia Williams, get even spookier when one of those single Emily Watson and Keira Knightley in the title moms moves into the neighborhood. role; Joe Wright directs. O The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1:43) O Argo (2:00) Ben Affleck directs and stars in Stephen Chbosky’s novel about a clueless introthe true-life story of the Iran hostage crisis and verted freshman and his two senior-class menan unbelievable covert operation to rescue six tors hits the big screen with Emma Watson and American prisoners. Logan Lerman and Chbosky himself directing. O Chasing Mavericks (1:57) Half Moon Bay’s O Pitch Perfect (1:52) A motley group of gnarly waves provide the backdrop for Curtis college coeds attain perfect harmony when Hanson’s biopic of legendary surfer dude Jay they enter the dog-eat-dog world of a cappella Moriarity. championship singing. O Cloud Atlas (2:44) David Mitchell’s fabulist O Searching for Sugar Man (1:26) Acclaimed novel becomes a Tom Twyker-Lana and Andy documentary chronicles the life and times of Wachowski extravaganza with Susan Sarandon, Rodriguez, a phenomenally talented, virtually Halle Berry and Tom Hanks influencing and unknown Detroit soul singer who became an inspiring one another across continents and underground icon in apartheid South Africa. centuries. O The Sessions (1:38) True story of poet Mark O Flight (2:19) Airline pilot Denzel WashingO’Brien, who was determined to lose his virton’s heroic safe landing after a midair collision ginity despite his confinement to an iron lung; falls under scrutiny when questions arise about John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star. really happened before and during the crash. O Sister (1:37) The comfortable relationship O Fun Size (1:17) A teen’s plans for a fun and between a 12-year-old Swiss thief and his festive Halloween go out the window when her slacker older sister is upended when English weird little brother wanders off among the jack tourist Gillian Anderson enters the picture. o’ lanterns in search of tricks and treats. O Skyfall (2:22) 007 is back and on the hunt O Genevieve Goes Boating (1:30) Photogfor a supervillain out to destroy M and the enrapher Lucy Gray presents and discusses her tire British Secret Service; Sam Mendes directs stylish, surreal short film with author Vendela Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Vida. Daniel Craig, natch. O Hotel Transylvania (1:31) Brouhaha results O The Sting (2:09) Oscar-winning comedy when an ordinary guy crashes a party attended stars Newman and Redford as two Depressionby Frankenstein, the Wolfman and other era grifters plotting a con against a nefarious spooky types at a monsters-only resort run by Chicago gangster. Dracula himself. O The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn O Johnny Legend’s TV in Acidland (2:30) Double Feature (4:21) Catch the first and The archivist of arcane and bizarre American second chapters of the ultimate vampires and pop culture presents an evening of vintage werewolves lovefest in one convenient double video featuring the likes of Ernie Kovacs, Steve feature. Allen, Groucho Marx and Rod Serling. O The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— O To Kill a Mockingbird (2:30) Harper Lee’s Part 2 (1:56) The whole bloody Bella-andtimeless novel hits the big screen with Gregory Edward romance saga reaches its epic concluPeck as small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus sion; Bill Condon directs Kristen Stewart and Finch and Mary Badham as his daughter, Scout. Robert Pattinson. O A Late Quartet (1:45) High-octane drama O The Twilight Saga Marathon (10:37) about clashes and egos among an acclaimed Fanatics are cordially invited to catch all five string quartet (Christopher Walken, Catherine Twilight flicks in one all-night 10-hour sitting. Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Discounted movie snacks too! Ivanir); Beethoven provides the music. O The Welcome (1:34) Bill McMillan’s touchO Looper (1:58) Convoluted sci-fi thriller about a time-traveling Mob hit man named Joe ing documentary looks at a group of veterans who work through post-traumatic stress at a who’s ordered to off his former self; Bruce Wilfive-day healing retreat. lis and Joseph-Gordon Levitt costar as Joe. O Wreck-It Ralph (1:38) Disney flick about a O The Man with the Iron Fists (1:36) Hong disgruntled video-game villain who wants to Kong actioner about a humble blacksmith who be the good guy for a change and hops from turns himself into a human weapon to vanquish the villains who have been decimating his arcade game to arcade game to establish his heroic cred. < village; RZA, Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe star.


Rafael: Sat 7 (star Keira Knightley and director Joe Wright in person) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:50 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Mon-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Thu 11:30, 2:15, 5 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4, 7 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Mon

1:15, 4, 6:50 Tue-Thu 4, 6:50 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11, 1:45, 4:35, 7:30, 10:15 Lark: Fri-Sat 4:20, 8 Sun-Thu 7 Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun-Tue 12, 3:50, 7:45 Sat 3:50, 7:45 Wed noon Century Rowland Plaza: 11:45, 3:50, 7:50 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:05, 3:50, 7:30 Flight (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:45, 7:15, 10:25 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:40 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 12:20, 1:55, 3:40, 5:20, 7, 8:40, 10:15 Mon-Tue 12:20, 1:55, 3:40, 5:20, 7 Wed 12:20, 1:55, 3:40, 7, 10:15 Thu 12:20, 1:55, 3:40, 5:20, 7, 10:15 Century Rowland Plaza: 1:05, 4:10, 7:15, 10:25 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:50 Fun Size (PG-13) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:55, 2:35, 5, 7:20, 9:40 N Genevieve Goes Boating (Not Rated) Rafael: Thu 7 (filmmaker Lucy Gray in person) Hotel Transylvania (PG) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 10:50, 1:05, 3:30, 5:55, 8:10, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 Johnny Legend’s TV in Acidland (Not Rated) Rafael: Sun 2 (Johnny Legend in person) N A Late Quartet (R) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9 Looper (R) Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:15, 2, 4:50, 7:35, 10:25 The Man with the Iron Fists (R) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:35, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Mon-Wed 7, 9:25 Century Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55, 10:20 Thu 12:15, 2:45 The Metropolitan Opera: Otello Century Regency 6: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at Marin: Wed 6:30 CinéArts at

Chasing Mavericks (PG) Cloud Atlas (R)

(Not Rated) N The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

(Not Rated) The Other Son (Not Rated) Paranormal Activity 4 (R) The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Searching for Sugar Man (PG-13) The Sessions (R) N Sister (Not Rated)

Skyfall (PG-13)

The Sting (PG) N To Kill a Mockingbird (Not Rated) NThe Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Double Feature (PG-13) N The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn —Part 2 (PG-13) N The Twilight Saga Marathon (PG-13) N The Welcome (Not Rated)

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Sequoia: Wed 6:30 Lark:Sat 9:55am Century Regency 6: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Marin: Sat 9:55am CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 9:55am Rafael: Fri 4, 7, 9:15 Sat 1:45, 4 Sun, Thu 9:15 Mon-Wed 7, 9:15 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 10:55, 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:10 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:20, 1:55, 4:25, 7:05, 9:50 CinéArts at Sequoia: Sat 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:15 Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:15 Mon 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 Tue 5, 7:30 Century Northgate 15: Fri-Tue 11:05, 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Century Regency 6: Fri, Sun 12:30, 3, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55 Sat 2:30, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55 Mon, Tue, Thu 12:30, 3, 5:15, 7:35 Century Regency 6: Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Thu 11:50, 2:25, 5, 7:30 Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:45 Century Northgate 6: Fri-Tue 11:10, 12:20, 1:25, 2:30, 3:40, 4:45, 5:50, 7, 8:05, 9:10, 10:20 Century Rowland Plaza: 11:25, 12:30, 2:40, 3:45, 5:50, 7, 9, 10:15 CinéArts at Sequoia: Fri 3:50, 7, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:50, 7, 10:10 Mon 12:20, 3:50, 7 Tue-Thu 3:50, 7 Fairfax 6 Theatres: Fri-Sat 12, 1:10, 3:10, 4:20, 6:20, 7:30, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12, 1:10, 3:10, 4:20, 6:20, 7:30 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 3:10, 6:20, 9:30 Sat 12, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30 SunMon 12, 3:10, 6:20 Tue-Thu 3:10, 6:20 Century Regency 6: Wed 2, 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 Century Regency 6: Thu 2, 7 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 7 CinéArts at Sequoia: Thu 2, 7 Century Larkspur Landing: Thu 7:30 CinéArts at Marin: Thu 7:30 Century

Rowland Plaza: Thu 7:30 Century Larkspur Landing: Thu 11:59pm Century Northgate 6: Thu 10, midnight CinéArts at Marin: Thu 10, midnight Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 10, midnight Fairfax 6 Theatres: Thu 10pm Century Northgate 15: Thu 11:59pm Century Rowland Plaza: Thu 11:59pm Rafael: Sun 7 (filmmaker Bill McMillan in person) Century Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10:15; 3D showtime at 7:35 Sat-Sun 11:45, 5, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 2:20, 7:35 Mon-Wed 9:45, 7:15 Thu 7:15 Century Northgate 6: Fri-Tue 10:45, 1:30, 2:25, 4:15, 5:10, 6:55, 7:50; 3D showtimes at 11:40, 12:35, 3:20, 6, 8:50, 10:30 Century Rowland Plaza: Fri-Wed 11:35, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50 Thu 11:35, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Fairfax 6 Theatres: 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55 Tiburon Playhouse 3: Fri 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sat 1:30,

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

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F R I D AY N 0 V E M B E R 9 — F R I D AY N 0 V E M B E R 1 6 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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Live music 11/09: Almost Perfect Strangers Reunion Bluegrass. 8-10:30pm. $13-15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455-Suite A East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. 11/09: Chrome Johnson Americana. With Beso Negro 9pm. $22-24. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

11/09: Elliott’s Evil Plan featuring Cathey Cotten Funky blues, rock and soul. 9pm-midnight. $10. sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., sausalito. 331-2899. 11/09: Rebop Trio Jazz. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Max’s of Corte Madera, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. 11/09: The 85s ’80s rock. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597. 11/09: The Human Revolution California Clean Food Celebration Tour. 9pm. $15-20. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. 11/09: The Ironsides Funk, jazz. 9:30pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

11/09: Wine, Women and Song 14th Anniversary Event “Rack n Roll Jam” A benefit for the fight against breast cancer. Featuring SugarFoot and Leaving Las Vegas. Proceeds benefit two local families battling cancer. 9pm-midnight. $25, donation requested. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax.

11/09:The Old Way Rock/folk duo. CD Release

Jamie Clark Band Pop, rock, jazz. 8-11pm. No

Concert 7pm. $20. Blackbird, 12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness. 669-7195. 11/10: Afrofunk Experience Afrobeat, funk, R&B. 9pm-midnight. $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., sausalito. 331-2899.

cover. Max’s Corte Madera, 60 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera. 924-6297. 11/10: Wahine Moe Moe Kanikapila Ukulele kanikapila. 2-4pm. Free. Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 11/11: Buddy Owen Blues, rock. 9pm. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 11/11: Natural Gas Jazz Band This sextet has been performing together for over 40 years. 1:304:30pm. No charge. Max’s Corte Madera, 60 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera. 924-6297. 11/11: Sunday Salsa with Rumbache Salsa dance class at 4pm; live music at 5pm $10. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899.

11/10: Crossroads Music School Concert Fall Semester Concert marathon. 10:3am.-7:45pm. No charge Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. 11/10: Erk tha Jerk Rap. 10pm. $15-20. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

11/10: Jimmy Dillon Band with Special Guest Narada Michael Walden Roots rock. 9pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

11/10: MarinMOCA Music: Victoria George and Lia Rose Bring the whole family. Parents enjoy music downstairs, while kids enjoy the Marin Library play space upstairs. 4-6pm. free; $5 donation appreciated Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. 11/10: Mimi Fox Jazz guitar. A six time Downbeat Magazine award-winner, Mimi shares swinging improvisation and her joy in the music. 8-10:15pm. $20 in advance; $25 at the door Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. 11/10: Sage Rock. 9:30 p.m. Peri’s Bar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 259-5597.

11/10: Saturday Dance Party with the

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11/11: Tim Hockenberry and Mostly Dylan American, rock. 8 p.m. $25. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 11/13: James Moseley Quartet Jazz blues r&b. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 11/13: Noel Jewkes and Friends With special surprise guest singers. 7-10pm. No cover. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 786-6894. 11/14: C-JAM with Connie Ducey Jazz. 7-10pm. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

11/14: Tango Class and Dinner with Joe and Anna Every Wednesday. 6:30-8pm. $15. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899.

11/14: Teja Gerken, Adam Levy, Kyle Alden Acoustic Guitar Showcase featuring Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, etc.), Teja Gerken, and Kyle Alden. Round robin format. 8:30-11:30pm. Free. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

11/14: The Big Mix Birthday Bash and CD Release Featuring: Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Michael McClure, George Brooks (Etta James), Kai Eckhardt (John McClaughlin) & Jay Lane (Bob Weir & Ratdog). 8 p.m. $32. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 11/15: Audrey Moira Shimkas JDuo With Kelly Park. Jazz Duo. 6-9pm. Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 47-8331. 11/15: Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio Jazz. Featuring Dafnis Prieto, drums; Kokayi, vocals and Jason Lindner, keyboards. 8pm. $18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9611.

11/15: Deborah Winters with Cedricke Dennis Jazz. 7-10pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 11/15: The Bayonics Live hip-hop. 9:30pm. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

11/16-17: The Gatorators Featuring Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin and Reggie Scanlan of The Radiators. 9pm. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 11/16: Angelique Kidjo West African pop diva. 8pm. $40-45. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. (707) 226-7372. 11/16: Billy Love Express Swingin’ vocal and horn driven original alt. rock, funk and blues 9pm.midnight. $10 Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor, Gate 5, Sausalito. 331-2899. 11/16: Hope, Struggle and Change Political satire from guitarist/songwriter Roy Zimmerman, fresh from a cross country electoral season tour. Proceeds benefit Health Care for All Marin nonprofit. 7:30-9:30pm. $15, 16 and under $5. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 845-5408. 11/16: Moonlight Rodeo Original Americana and classic covers. 9-11:30pm. Old Western Saloon, Pt. Reyes Station. 11/16: The Jeff Harmon Band Jazz, soul, funk, guitar virtuosity. 8-10:30pm. No cover. Max’s of Corte Madera, 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297.

Concerts 11/09: Mill Valley Philharmonic Free Concerts Mill Valley Philharmonic mounts an expedition to the Far North in “Music from the Nordic Circle.” With works by Sibelius, Holmboe, Svendsen, Pärt. Featuring Icelandic violinist, Hrabba Atladottir. 8-10pm. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-0930. 11/10: Kronos Quartet David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola and Jeffrey Zeigler, cello. 8pm. $15-32. Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B St., Point Reyes. 663-1075. 11/10: Mill Valley Philharmonic “Music from the Nordic Circle.” The orchestral landscapes Sibelius, Holmboe, Svendsen, Pärt. With Icelandic violinist, Hrabba Atladottir. 4-6pm. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 383-0930. 11/10: Suzanne Ciani Piano performance by the composer/electronic music pioneer. Also performing at 4pm on Nov. 11 at the Dance Palace Community Center in Pt. Reyes Station. 8pm. $30-40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 11/11: Mill Valley Philharmonic “Music from the Nordic Circle.” Sibelius, Holmboe, Svendsen, Pärt. Featuring Icelandic violinist, Hrabba Atladottir. Advance tickets at website. 2-4pm. Free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael. 383-0930. 11/11: The Golden Gate Brass Band “This Land Is Our Land!” A concert of great American folk music will be presented by Marin’s award-winning brass band, and will feature special guest artists - folk NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15, 2012 PACIFIC SUN 21









NOURISH GRILL JAZZ with Michael Bello sax, Jake Shandling drummer & Piro Patton bass Dinner - Conversation - Dancing 7PM/NO COVER Sunday Brunch with Music Nigel Healy, guitar 11AM-2:30PM/NO COVER Karaoke The Stage is Yours! DINNER 5:30-8:30PM KARAOKE AT 7:30PM/NO COVER Thanksgiving Dinner A Prix Fixe Menu of traditional & new seasonal favorites 11:30AM - 4:30PM (LAST SEATING) Call 381-4400 for reservations

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Lux Aeterna and Vivaldi’s Magnificat. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #4, 1st mov. Joe Blooms, piano. 8pm. $10 Seniors, $15 General, Free for Dominican students with ID St. Raphael’s Church, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 482-3579.

Through 11/30: ‘You Did What to my Comics!?’ Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik takes cut-up pieces of

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Chef Price’s Cuisine & Couples’ Dancing. Featuring dancer Andrea Sakellariou of Dance Art Studios Happy Hour: 4-6PM/A la Carte DINNER: 5:30-8:30PM LESSON: 7:00PM / DANCE UNTIL 10:30PM / $10 COVER

singer, gospel singer and fiddler. 2-3:30pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Cmmunity Center, 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley, 94941. 927-7853.

Domenico High School presents Monty Python’s Tony Award-winning musical lovingly ripped off from the film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.� 7:30pm. $10-15. San Domenico School Hall of the Arts, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. 258-1900. 11/08-17: ‘Hair’ American tribal rock musical. 7:30-9:15pm. $10 for Adults, $5 for students. Sir Francis Drake High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 455-8928.

11/09-18: ‘Legally Bonde: The Musical’ Presented by the Marin Youth Performers. Showtimes 7:30pm Fri.-Sun. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600. 11/14: ‘My Life With Death’ Staged reading of a new play by Bernie Weiner. 7:30pm. $10-20, suggested donation. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

11/15-12/16: ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ The Ross Valley Players present the classic Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman musical comedy. Showtimes 7:30pm Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $20-26. Barn Theatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

11/09-16: ‘Land and Form: Echoes from the Heart’ Landscapes by AWD studio artist, Davis Perkins and sculpture by former AWD Artist, Aiko Morioka. Reception 5-8pm Nov. 9 during Second Fridays Art Walk. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. 11/14: Gallery Closing Reception Party on the last day this 25 years open Gallery space will be open. 5-7pm. Free. Healing Arts Center , 3415 Highway One, Stinson Beach. 868-9305.

11/16-12/30: ‘Journey’, ‘Field Notes: Wild Book Show’ and T.C. Moore Marj Burgstahler Stone, sculpture. Artist’s reception 3-5pm Nov.18. The Wild Book Show proceeds benefit GRO’s Artists in the Schools program. 11am-5pm, closed Tuesdays. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One , Point Reyes Station. 663-1347. Through 01/04: E. Loren Soderberg Nature photography. Artist reception 12:30-3:30pm Nov. 17. 9am-4pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalto. 332-3871.

Through 01/10: “Phases of the Moon’ “Quilted� 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 01/15: 2012 Gallery 305 Fall Exhibition Includes “Linked by Pink,�“Artists for Awareness� and “Abstract,� abstract impressionist paintings by Mia Brown. Open Mon-Fri. 11am-4pm. Closed holidays. Free. Gallery 305, 305 Bell Lane, Mill Valley. 388-6393. Through 02/05: ‘Works on Water’ Group exhibition of 30 artists who explore the aesthetics and politics of water, including water consumption, quality, scarcity, pollution and reclamation. Reception 4:30-6:30pm Nov. 14. 9am-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing #200, Novato. 464-2527.

Through 11/11: Marin Society of Artists 85th Annual Member Show Special juried

Through 11/11: ‘Nunsense The Musical’

exhibit celebrating MSA’s 85th anniversary. 11am-4pm. No charge. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561.

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.

Review and Will Thoms in the Annex. 11am-5pm. Free. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1347.

Through 11/17: Fringe of Marin Theater Festival Celebrate the 30th season of New Bay Area one-act plays and monologues. Features two programs of seventeen never-before-seen works with cutting edge acting, directing and writing. 7:3010pm. $15-17. Meadowlands Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 673-3131.

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Through 11/16: ‘Land and Form: Echos from the Heart’ Landscapes works by AWD Studio Artist, 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 “Legends of the Bay Area� exhibition honors San Francisco

artist David Maxim. The exhibition focuses on Maxim’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 11/27: Daryl Grossman Memorial exhibition featuring figure drawings and etchings. In the Maurice Del Mue Galleries-Valley Room. 10am5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 4888888, ext. 252. Through 11/28: Paintings by Mot Recent painting and wooden toys by the San Geronimo artist Mot (aka Thomas Garcia). Also on display: Daryl Grossman, figure drawings and etchings. Artists reception 4-7pm Nov. 11. Free. San Geronimo Valley Communty Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888 ext. 252. Through 12/02: ‘Shadow and Light’ Chris Shorten, photography, mixed media works. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Downtown, Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Through 12/10: ‘Marin Society of Artists: 85 years’ 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 11/10: Optimize Your Social Security Benefits Breakfast workshop. 9:30-11:15am. Free. McInnes Park Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 800-906-6093.

11/10: You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover Bay Area Independent Publishers Association meeting. 9am-12:30pm. Free for members, $10 for guests. San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro St., San Rafael. (707) 938-2586. 11/11: Art Salon at GRO An informal discussion regarding “Scale, Working Large Versus Working Small.� Shows at GRO,� Duality,� works by Tim Graveson and Zea Morvitz, Artists of the West Marin Review, Will Thoms. 4-5pm. $5 suggested donation. Gallery Route One , 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. 663-1347.

11/11: Stopping War: The next one? Forever? Medea Benjamin (co-founder of Codepink just back from Pakistan) and David Swanson (author of “When the World Outlawed War�) in conversation on how to eliminate war. Event sponsored by the Marin Peace and Justice Coaliton. 7-9:30pm. $10, no one turned away Olney Hall, College of Marin, 835 College Ave., Kentfield. 499-0985. 11/13: Digestive Health Laying a Foundation for Optimal Health. Tuesdays to Your Health lecture series with by Integrative Medicine specialist Bradly Jacobs MD. Learn how digestive issues impact a variety of health issues. 5:30-6:30pm. Free. Healing Arts Center and Spa, Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-2692.

11/14: Parenting Apart for Divorced or Separated Couples Family Service Agency of Marin’s new Parenting Apart Classes for divorced or separated families. 11am-12:30pm. $15-40, sliding scale. Family Service Agency of Marin, 555 Northgate Dr., San Rafael. 491-5723.

11/15: How to Get the Most From a Value Line Report Joanne Willcox of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Better Investing will show you how to use these reports to help you become a savvy stock market player. 7-8:30pm. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 485-3321. 11/15: Talk on Rilke: Poetic History Daniel Polikoff discusses “Rilke: A Poetic History.� Part of Marin Poetry Center’s Third Thursday Series. Refreshments will be served. Polikoff will take listeners on a brief tour of Rilke’s life and work. 7:30-9pm. $5 public/$3 members Falkirk Cultural Center , 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. 889-5295.

11/15: World Affairs Council Ethan Chorin, former attache at US Embassy, Tripoli, and author, “Exit the Colonel� will speak on “Libya and the Arab Spring.� Reservations recommended. 7:30-9pm. $6-$9; students free. Creekside Room, Dominicn University, San Rafael. 293-4601. 11/16: Sudden Oak Death Blitz Results In August MMWD staff and volunteers participated in a survey on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed as part of a larger, regional study by UC Berkeley to understand more about this devastating tree disease. 6pm. Joseph R. Fink Science Center room 103, Dominican University, Palm Ave., San Rafael.

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11/15: Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves Various authors discuss “Dear Teen Me” which includes advice from over 70 YA authors to their teenage selves. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/15: Thomas Ricks Ricks presents “The Generals: American Military Command from WWII to Today.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 11/15: Tom Hayden 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto that began the seminal Students for a Democratic Society. Tom Hayden was the principle author of that document. 7:30pm. Tickets: $20/ Reserved Seating: $40 Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 927-0960. 11/16: Margaret Talbot Talbot discusses “The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father’s Twentieth Century.” Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker remembers her father, the actor Lyle Talbot, with fondness and insight. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Film Events 11/10: 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.

Community Events (Misc.) 11/09-10: San Geronimo Holly Fair Hot turkey dinner, kids carnival games with prizes, handmade pies and preserves, bargain booths and holiday boutique, silent auction. Fri 4-9 pm, Sat 10am-3pm. Free. San Geronimo Community Church, 6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-4426. www. 11/13: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8-10:30pm. Free. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. 11/13: Collage Art Workshop Using Creativity as a tool for emotional healing, create a visual image that speaks to you. Bring a glue stick, magazines etc. with an art journal or an old book to alter. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Stinson Beach Library, 3521 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach. 868-0252. 11/13: History of Marinship Join Ranger Bill as he facilitates an in-depth discussion on the history of the Marinship Shipyard at the Bay Model built by the Bechtel Corporation at the request of President 24 PACIFIC SUN NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Franklin Roosevelt. 2-3pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. 11/15: Bel Marin Keys Warehouse Sale Vendors will offer gifts, clothing, bags, tableware, jewelry, cosmetics, Venetian glass, bed linens, t-shirts, cheesecake & wine. for a map & info. 10am-5pm. FREE. Bel Marin Keys Business Park, 4 Commercial Blvd., Novato. 883-5815.

11/16-17: Tam Valley Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair 5-9pm Nov. 16. 10am-3pm Nov. 17. Enjoy beautiful and unique fine art and crafts created by outstanding Bay Area artisans, along with music and delicious food. Children’s activities. Ample free parking. 5-9pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393.

11/16: Behind the Scenes Tour of Marin Civic Center Celebrate the Civic Center’s 50th anniversary with MHM! We will tour the jail, sit in on a court case, and learn about the history of this iconic Marin landmark. Reservations are required. 3-4:30pm. $10 for general admission, free for MHM members Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. 454-8538. Tuesdays: New Moms Support Group Drop in, weigh baby, get to know other moms, relax and share experiences. Facilitated by newborn-expert Georgia Montgomery. Help with feeding, sleep and balancing your busy lives. Repeats every Tuesday. 11am-12:30pm Donations welcome. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. Wednesdays: The Elders’ Circle This group uses the Principals of Attitudinal Healing to face such problems as aging, relationships, loneliness, and illness. Facilitated by trained volunteers. 10-11:30am. Free, donations welcome. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 457-1000.

11/15: Birding at Bothin Marsh Look and and listen for year round residents like clapper rails and common yellowthroats, which inhabit the surrounding cordgrass and pickleweed. 10am-2pm. Free. Bothin Marsh, left on Sycamore, Mill Valley. 8939508.

11/17: Sudden Oak Death Informational Field Meeting Learn about what you can do to help control SOD on your property. See http:// for more info. 2pm. Free. Sky Oaks Ranger Station, 49 Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 945-1421 .

Ongoing: Mt. Tamalpais Habitat Restoration Learn about Mt. Tam’s unique plant and animal life while contributing to their continued survival. This program focuses on invasive species control and native planting. Tools, training and inspiration for the outdoor work provided. Volunteers receive a free day parking pass. Meeting location varies. Call or visit website for event details. MMWD-Sky Oaks Headquarters, 49 Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 945-1128. Ongoing: Plant A Tree Help plant a stand of oaks that will immediatly be sequestering carbon and purify rain from surrounding streets. Wear gloves. Must be 18 or older. Training and safety regulations on day of planting. Call, email or check website for details. 9:30am-1:30pm. Free. Plant A Tree, Hwy 101/Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 721-4374.

11/10: Give Thanks to Food: Family Farm Day Celebrate food and where it comes from. Take a journey through the full cycle of seed to meal, and look at some food traditions from around the world. Help fire up the cob oven to bake bread and make butter from scratch. 10am.-2pm. Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. 381-6155. 11/12: Nature for Kids: Deer Island Spend the holiday taking a walk through oak forests and open meadows with the family. 10am-1pm. Free. Deer Island, 305 Deer Island Lane, Novato. 893-9508. 11/14: Graphic Design for Teens Class This class will help you turn your ideas into great looking web and print graphics, and before you know it, your friends will want to hire you to make their blog look cool too! 4-6pm. $40/class Art Reactor, Digital Art Studio, 402 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera. 948-5482. 11/15: Preschool Storytime Children ages 30 months through 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to join a fun, interactive storytime, with delightful picture books, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays. 9:30-10am. Free. Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 927-5005.

Outdoors (Hikes & Bikes) 11/11: Introduction to the Terwilliger Trail Join Ranger Kirk Schroeder for a slightly strenuous hike on the beautiful Terwillger Trail at Stafford Lake Park. 10am-noon. Free, park entrance fee waived. Stafford Lake, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato. 897-0618.

Nonprofits/Volunteers 11/10: Fall Docent Training Session #2 Cynda Vyas, China Camp State Park volunteer and former WildCare Education Director, will lead an interactive exploration of the habits and habitats of the many animals of the Park. 9am-1pm. $5 materials China Camp State Park, 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael. 456-0766.

11/10: Party on Horse Hill / Equine Interpretive Hike Join us and partners at Alto Bowl Horseowners Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a broom busting pizza party and raffle. 9am-1pm. Free. Horse Hill, Lomita Dr., Mill Valley. 473-3778. 11/14: Blood Drive For more information see No appointment is necessary. If you prefer to make an appointment, call Blood Drive Coordinator Lise Salmon at 515-8729. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.


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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.

Black hosts a song experience for all, experienced or not. Learn/sing beloved traditional songs in a convivial atmosphere. An evening at the pub caps the series. 8-9:30 p.m. $150 Roots Music Marin, 1455 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 938-7529. 11/12: 3D Modeling Class Learn the basics of 3D. From basic modeling skills, materials and textures, to lighting AND rendering a final image. This class is taught by a professional 3D artist. 6-8pm. $40/class Art Reactor, Digital Art Studio, 402 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera. 948-5482. <

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Benefiting spectrum LGBT youth programs. 6-8 pm: dinner featuring comedy with Justin Lucas and Dana Goldberg, remarks by Senator Mark Leno, buffet dinner and live auction 8-11pm: Dance Party with Dj Costa and MC Karla Montiel. 6-11pm. $150 Gala/$45 Dance Only Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 606-7435. spectrum-events 11/10: Sausalicious Raise funds for Willow Creek Academy and Robin Sweeny Park! Town Hall String Trio, Sausalito restaurants, artists’ open studios, and silent auction. 5-7pm. $25 donation. Open Art Studios, 10 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito.

11/15: Wine-ing for Wildlife What do wines and wildlife have in common? Compare some charismatic local wildlife with a tantalizing selection of wines. Sponsored by Giving Vines. Limited tickets available. 6:308pm. $75. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 453-1000, ext. 22.

Home and Garden 11/10: Marin Bonsai Club Fall Show Extensive bonsai tree display. Learn about bonsai from demonstrations and docents. Raffle, tree and equip-

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GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Your career goals are foggy right now, so don’t commit to anything you may regret down the road. You should be enjoying your love life, since sensuous Venus has taken over the romance sector of your chart. If you plan to travel this week, be prepared for surprises. Unpredictable Uranus (ruler of aviation) and Mercury (ruler of transportation) are both moving retrograde. Departure and arrival times are estimated guidelines at best...


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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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on August 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130648 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as JS COMPANY, 819 A ST. SUITE 22, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JSCO INC., 819 A ST. SUITE 22, 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 January 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130653 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LASER LIGHT TREATMENT CENTER, 165 ROWLAND WAY SUITE 212, NOVATO, CA 94945: JOEL S. ERICKSON M.D. INC., 165 ROWLAND WAY SUITE 212, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130646 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as LIFE & BODY WELLNESS CENTER, 806 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DIAMOND & CRITCHFIELD CHIROPRACTIC CORPORATION, 806 FOURTH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 24, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130670 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PUAKO PARTNERS, 21 MANOR ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: A SEAN AGUILAR, 21 MANOR ROAD, FAIRFAX, 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 25, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130686 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUILD IN AMERICA, 4220 REDWOOD HWY., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DEANNE CLOUGH, 4220 REDWOOD HWY., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; FLOYD MITCHELL, 4220 REDWOOD HWY., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by co-partners. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 29, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 29, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130512 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MID CENTURY MOSAICS, 1945 NOVATO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94947: CAROL L. LANCOUR, 1945 NOVATO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on September 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on October 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130719 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SPECIALTY TRAVEL INDEX, 24 WOLFE CANYON ROAD, KENTFIELD, CA 94904: CHRISTIAN STEEN HANSEN, 24 WOLFE CANYON ROAD, KENTFIELD, CA 94904; ANDREW ELLIOTT ALPINE, 404 OAK CREST ROAD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on NOVEMBER 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 130701 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WRIGHT TRAVEL; BEST DESTINATION WEDDING, 98 DURAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: WRIGHT TRAVEL AGENCY LLC, 98 DURAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on OCTOBER 30, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012130722 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as GOLDEN GATE BARBEQUE, 46 YOSEMITE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DAVID G GRANT, 46 YOSEMITE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; JEREMY RUYS, 46 YOSEMITE DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious name on November 2, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on NOVEMBER 2, 2012. (Publication Dates: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012)


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) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1204735. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SANTA GARCIA CORRETO; ALEXANDER LOPEZ DIAZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: BRITLI SHENNY LOPEZ GARCIA to BRITNEY SHENNY LOPEZ GARCIA . 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 17, 2012, 8:30AM, Dept. E, Room E, 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 22, 2012 /s/ FAYE D’OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1204818. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner LEILA FARHANG-AZAD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LEILA FARHANG-AZAD to LEILA AZAD. 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: January 8, 2013, 8:30 AM, 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: October 26, 2012 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Pacific Sun: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. IGNACIO MINI STORAGE according to the provisions of Division B of the California Business and Professional Code, Chapter 10, Section 21707(a) hereby gives NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. IGNACIO MINI STORAGE will conduct a public sale of the contents of the storage units named below, with the contents being sold for lawful money of the United States of America. The Sale is being held to satisfy an OWNER’S LIEN and will be held at: IGNACIO MINI STORAGE, 394 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 at 11:00AM. Should it be impossible to sell all of the lots on the above date, the sale will be continued to another date as announced by the auctioneer, Duane M. Hines, Bond No. RED 1016142. The property to be sold consists of household goods and personal effects belonging to the occupant(s) identified below. For additional information call: (415)883-8459, Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. TENANT: JAH LEVI: UNIT #407, CAMMIE ANDERSON: UNIT #220. Pacific Sun: (November 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 1204918. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CARLOS ALBERTO ZAYAS BELLO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CARLOS ALBERTO ZAYAS BELLO to KADDRO ANDROSS DIAVENNCCII. 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 31, 2012, 9:00 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913-4988. 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: NOVEMBER 1, 2012 /s/ FAYE D'OPAL, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012)

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Loved your response to the bored-out-of-their-gourds parents of the 1-year-old. I’m three months pregnant and a little worried in the wake of a recent dinner party. There were four sets of new parents there, and all the wives seemed to resent the hell out of their husbands. The husbands, predictably, seemed defensive and angry in response. My husband and I have a really great partnership, and I’d like to keep it that way. Are there things we can do to avoid the parental hate stage, or...fret, it an inevitability that comes with the stress of having a child? —Baby On Board


Today’s marriage is reportedly a more equal partnership. For a lot of couples who become parents, here’s how that works: The woman blimps out for nine months, spends hours and hours in agony squeezing a huge thing out an extremely small opening, and then becomes a 24-hour milk dispenser and pooslave for the better part of a year. The man holds her hand and says “You can do it, honey!” while she’s in labor, helps name the kid and then, when friends come over to watch the World Series, picks it up and says, “Look what we made!” Trophy dads aside, if there’s one area of parenting that breeds eye-daggers of wifely resentment, it’s unequal sleeplessness. Yeah, I know, according to the Beatles, “love is all you need,” but they forgot the small print: This is only true of people who are not suffering from sleep deprivation, which, by the way, is not only a necessity for tending to one’s newborn but a form of torture banned by the Geneva Conventions. Sure, there are certain biological problems with sharing the nightly feeding duties. But, just because the booby with the drinks in it is on only one of you doesn’t mean there can’t be catering. In other words, Daddy can bottle-feed if mommy breast pumps, and nothing’s stopping him from diaper-changing. What matters is that Mommy and Daddy are going halfsies on sleeplessness. As a happily married male friend with a new baby puts it, it’s essential to “scrupulously share” wakeup duty, or a wife who used to look lovingly at her sleeping spouse may begin calculating how much jail time she’d get for smothering him with a pillow. During daylight hours, a little time off for the stay-at-home mom, even for 20 minutes after Dad comes home, is a huge relief, as are playdates—one night a week for her to go out with friends and be a person instead of a big udder. Just a little alleviation goes a long way in showing that a husband doesn’t think women have babies and men have babies as props—to parade around Starbucks in a Baby Bjorn, making all the hot girls coo, and then hand back to Mom until the kid’s old enough to be interesting: “Hey, little man, Daddy’s gotta read the newspaper and putter around the garage for six or seven years. Let’s talk when you’re big enough to throw a ball around.”


I’m thinking I should wait until after Christmas to break up with my girlfriend of two years. She is planning on accompanying me to my family’s for the holidays and otherwise has no place to go. (I’m picturing her home alone, maybe calling her stepbrother she talks to once a year.)—Not Jolly


When your thought is “I think we should start seeing other people,” it isn’t supposed to mean making your girlfriend spend a week with your grandma and 62 of your closest relatives. Although you’re trying to be kind, delaying your breakup is the wrong thing to do. You break up with somebody as soon as you know, which means they can lick their wounds and get on to somebody who does want them that much sooner. (There are exceptions to the immediacy rule, like if it’s two days before your girlfriend has finals or if somebody’s just died and she’s on her way to identify the body.) Just think how what you’re suggesting could play out. In the weeks before Christmas, she’ll likely sense that something’s not quite right. She’ll gnaw endlessly on this with her girlfriends, and they’ll come up with the perfect solution...Santa lingerie! When you finally end it, she’ll likely drag out of you that you weren’t really feelin’ it—starting around Halloween. So, besides the painful emotions that accompany any breakup, you’ll be giving her the gift of humiliation as she replays the mental video of herself prancing around in a Santa hat and jingle bell pasties... on what turned out to be the biggest chopping day of the year. < © 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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California Olive Ranch 16.9oz –Extra Virgin

A wine full of citrus and tropical fruit; has aromas of lime and kiwi; nice flavors of grapefruit, lemon and mango make this an enjoyable wine. 750ml




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