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››LETTERS ‘Death is not greatest of evils; worse is to want to die, and not be able to’—Sophocles Despite the searing quality of the 911 tape, a note of caution is due in the case of the 87-year-old woman who died in a Bakersfield assisted living center when nobody gave her CPR [“Hero&Zero,” March 8]. Clearly, something may be amiss with the center’s protocols, but having shepherded both of my elderly parents through difficult moral and medical decisions during their declines and deaths, I know the picture is more complicated. In the course of writing my upcoming book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, I discovered to my surprise that emergency room and critical care doctors—but not the general public—know that public confidence in CPR is overrated. Because critical minutes go by without oxygen flowing to the brain, fewer than 8 percent of people resuscitated outside a hospital leave it alive, and most of the survivors go into nursing homes with too much brain damage to ever take care of themselves ever again. Only 3 percent of the elderly, frail and dependent ever recover well enough ever to return to anything close to independent living. And I’m giving you the results of the most optimistic studies. It’s important to note that the elderly woman’s daughter had no problems with what happened, while strangers are weighing in with great vehemence. It may be a curse, not a blessing, to deprive an 87-yearold woman of her natural timely death, when you consider her alternatives: chestpounding that can crack ribs, a panicked trip to the emergency room, transfer to the ICU for an expensive, lonely, and technolog-

ically dominated death tethered to machines, or resurrection and transfer to a nursing home with incurable brain damage. The best, least likely, outcome would have been a transfer back to assisted living to suffer another final illness, perhaps within weeks or months. This is very different from calling 911 when a healthy, vigorous (and usually younger) person is in a car accident or felled by an infectious disease and has a decent chance at real recovery and survival. Both my beloved parents shuddered at such all too common fates in a health-care system dominated by “Fast Medicine.” That is why they signed Do Not Resuscitate orders months before they died. As their longdistance caregiver I saw the time come when the most loving thing to do was to say to their doctors, “Let my parent go.” Katy Butler, Mill Valley

We have a feeling his run-over-by-women problems are only beginning... I live in San Rafael and do most of my in-town travel on foot. It is a frequent occurrence that I am nearly run over by one of our respected motorists. Here is the standard profile: female, aged 30-45, traveling solo in a late model expensive automobile, speaking on her phone, and exceeding the speed limit by a vast amount. Now, I have been married a couple of times, to females, and I have a daughter emerging into full adulthood, also a female. I realize, therefore, how much there is to do in the paltry 24 hours that we are all allotted. However, unless the unfortunate target is a member of Congress, it is not a good idea to kill a pedestrian. This is certain to happen if the trend continues. The fact that one is in a hurry is, in my book, not a social

PacificSun.com Poll Results What are Marin’s Catholics looking for in Pope Francis? Moral guidance in an age of increasing secularism .............................................. 29.4% A 21st century leader to usher the church into the modern era ............................................ 35.3% A more forthright acknowledgement of the recent abuse scandals and an active crusade to clean the church of corruption ............... 23.5% That, at last, it’s acceptable to name your son “Francis” again ............................................. 5.9% Someone to turn water into a bold 2004 Melipal Malbec Reserva ............................................ 5.9% An Argentinian world leader who can finally live up to the high standards set by Juan Peron ..0% Marin was recently named the healthiest county in the state – weigh in on your health habits with our latest poll at pacificsun.com

problem, it is a personal problem. So, I implore you: ladies, pay attention and slow down. Skip Corsini, San Rafael

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Shopping bag article full of holes! I was upset to read the article by Jacob Shafer about re-use of shopping bags [“All That and a Bag of...E.coli?” Feb. 15]. I found the article extremely germ-phobic. The article may not have been intended to discourage reuse of shopping bags but I am concerned that that is the effect it may have. We are all busy and don’t want another thing to deal with or to worry about. For many thousands of years there were A little soap and water is all it takes, Marin. no shopping bags or plastic bags and as far as I know people didn’t die from the germs in their baskets or sacks. They died from lack of clean water, poor sanitation, poverty, war and ignorance. Marin County does have some of these problems but mostly we live in a fairly healthy place. Mr. Shafer, the whole world is a breeding ground for bacteria both good and bad. If it weren’t we wouldn’t be here. I am fortunate to have lived a long, healthy life without disinfecting my shopping bags and they are stored in my car where they will be the most use to me. Just using common sense about re-use of bags should be enough. Almost all of the food we put in our shopping bags is wrapped in something already and doesn’t directly touch the bag. All fruits and vegetables should be well washed before eating them anyway, even organic foods. If there is a spill, of course, the bag should be cleaned. Often just wiping it off and completely drying it out is sufficient. As to cross contamination, I have never put an unwrapped piece of raw meat or fish in a shopping bag and I doubt that many other people do either. Plastic produce bags can be washed along with your dishes. They can be hung out to

If only Blackwater offered something like this... Here’s how to kill two birds with one stone: Send all the gun nuts to the Middle East to do battle with all the terrorists. This would also protect and prevent all our military personnel from harm, suicide, etc. Don’t thank me, it’s the least this lady can do. Kimberly Clark, Greenbrae

Marching off into the akashic record... I just want to offer my sincere gratitude to Lynda Ray, whose Starstream astrology column has helped me for years. [Lynda announced she was retiring Starstream after nearly 20 years in the Pacific Sun.] Lynda, your parting words to Aries have catapulted me into a new life view! YES to breaking through! Thanks for confirming what I’ve been feeling. You will be missed. May your new path be filled with love and light. Arisa Victor, Greenbrae

Takes one to know one Here’s a motto from my funk band days: He who knows not, but knows not that he knows not, is a fool. He who knows not, but knows that he knows not, is wise. But he who knows, and knows that he knows, is a bad m-----f-----! Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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free food world, within reasonable limits, has come to embrace the importance of protecting environmental resources. Although some conservative politicians claim climate change is a hoax perpetrated by a United Nations conspiracy to eliminate sovereignty in the United States, most mainstream politicians now agree that climate change is a scientific fact. And, in a big leap forward, they also agree that climate change is the result of decisions societies have made that affect the global environment. But the facts remain daunting: Energy consumption has been a major cause of climate change, and that causative factor continues. Despite the lobbying effort by the coal industry, the gas industry and petrochemical producers, at least some forward-thinking politicians are embracing the concept that the United States can join other countries in producing abundant renewable energy, enough to supplant the bulk of fossil fuels. The overarching concept holds that protecting the environment may just be the wisest thing humans can accomplish in the 21st century, despite the monetary costs associated with moving to renewable energy. The questions proponents ask are pointed: How much is battling climate change 8> worth? As much as a mega-hotel on

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Hopmonk pulls plug on Shocked; singer apologizes for gay slurs Michelle Shocked won’t be playing in Marin as planned this month, as Novato’s Hopmonk Tavern has unequivocally booted her from its scheduled March 29 show—after the folk singer reportedly told a San Francisco audience Sunday night that they can “go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.’” Her fans—many now describing themselves as “former fans”—at the March 17 Yoshi’s show didn’t need anymore encouragment—the blogosphere was soon a-tweet with more details from the performance. When news of the incident broke, a slew of other clubs on the singer’s West Coast tour joined Hopmonk in closing the curtain on Shocked. Three days later, Shocked released a statement apologizing for her remarks, and insisting her words were meant as irony. At first many fans say they thought it was a joke—but few at the show were laughing at the punch lines. The 51-year-old singer reportedly said, “I live in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry,” according to one fan. Hopmonk Tavern owner Dean Biersch didn’t take long to announce his disapproval. “Due to comments made by Michelle Shocked at Yoshi’s in San Francisco last night,” Biersch wrote in an email Monday, “we have decided to cancel our show with Michelle on March 29. Refunds can be made at place of purchase.” In her statement, Shocked said she doesn’t “always express myself as clearly as I should.” she said. “My view of homosexuality has changed not one iota. I judge not. And my statement equating repeal of Prop 8 with the coming of the End Times was neither literal nor ironic: it was a description of how some folks—not me—feel about gay marriage.” Shocked, who made her name on the ‘90s Lilith Fair circuit—and at one time counted many from the LGBT community among her most devoted fans—became a Pentecostal born-again Christian sometime in the 2000s. She attends the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. In her statement, Shocked added that she hopes everyone—both gays and homophobes—are “met with mercy, not hate.” “And I hope that what remains of my audience will meet that intolerance with understanding, even of those who might hate them,” said Shocked. In leading up to her Yoshi’s show, Shocked had tweeted that “truth is leading to painful confrontation” and asked “what does everybody at Yoshi’s want to hear tonight? Truth? Or reality?” Here’s to your health, Marin! Feeling a bit winded on those stairs, Marin? Don’t lose any sleep over it—you’re the healthiest county in the state! For the fourth year in a row, Marin has topped the statewide County Health Rankings—the annual survey of 57 California counties to measure how healthy residents are and how long they live. Marin topped the list in such categories as fewest premature deaths, health behaviors such as obesity, smoking and physical activity, education and economic factors, as well as healthy physical environment. In the “morbidity” rankings, which analyze physical and mental health, Marin finished in the ninth slot. Rounding out the top five of healthy counties, according to the survey, are Placer, 8>

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Megamind A super villain facing a dearth of adversaries feels compelled to create an arch enemy. That should be easy. He could just get married. (2010) FX. 7pm. Men in Black 3 Will Smith’s character goes back in time to stop an alien from killing the younger version of his partner causing a disruption in the time continuum which would force him to make a sequel to Wild Wild West. (2012) Starz. 7:10pm. Storage Wars Tonight the crew visits San Francisco where they have to find a storage locker that’s not listed in the apartment rentals on Craigslist as a “cozy studio.”A&E. 8:30pm. Ocean’s 13 Let’s just hope they stop before we get to “Ocean’s Shuffleboard Early Bird Special” and “Ocean’s Bingo Night.” (2007) Oxygen. 9pm.

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Miniature Golf Tournament”? (2011) SyFY. 6pm. Bones The team finds a stash of diamonds in a dead body, a discovery that is both totally gross and totally an idea for an awesome heavy metal song. Fox. 8pm. The Walking Dead This is a repeat of the first episode in which Rick awakens from a coma to find that the world has been overrun by zombies. We awaken to a world overrun by zombies most mornings. That’s why we set the coffee maker the night before. AMC. 8pm.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Iron Man 2 In the sequel, Tony Stark learns the palladium in the arc reactor that keeps him alive is slowly poisoning him and he must invent a new device that looks totally cooler than the first one. (2010) FX. 6:30pm. Here Comes Peter Cottontail This animated Easter special was made in the ‘70s. You can tell because Peter has sideburns and delivers the eggs in an AMC Pacer. CW. 8pm.

by Howard Rachelson

1. So many Italian laborers moved to Marin County around 1917 to work on construction of the Alpine Dam in the Mt. Tamalpais foothills that for a long time what city of Marin was known as “Little Italy”? 2. At what temperature does water boil? 2a. Celsius 2b. Fahrenheit 3. Jews eat matzo on Passover to commemorate what specific occurrence? 4. Can you come up with a short phrase containing the word “trick” that’s related to each of the following? 4a. Halloween 4b. Card shark’s best friend 4c. Politicians love them 4d. Reagan’s economic policy 5. The 2009 American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist (country music) and the 2010 People’s Choice Award for Best Artist were won by what Australian? 6. Pictured, right: These are all five-letter words 7. Give the German titles of two very popular Beatles songs that the group recorded in German. 8. From 1879-1883, the Guerra del Pacifico was a conflict involving what three countries, which resulted in Bolivia losing access to the Pacific Ocean? 9. What Latin phrase, which means “from many, one,” is the motto of the United States of America? 10. Without a calculator, try this: 16, raised to the negative 3/4 power, equals what number?

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BONUS QUESTION: According to Forbes magazine, what three cities were Asia’s most visited in 2012 by tourists? 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 howard1@triviacafe.com.

VFolks frequenting downtown San Rafael know that guide dogs for the visually impaired are walked and trained in the busy shopping district. The Starbucks on Fourth Street is a popular destination for guide dog students-in-training, giving them a cozy place to enjoy a cup of coffee and the opportunity to socialize their new guide dogs. According to Howard Smalley at Guide Dogs for the Blind, some of the students are totally blind, while others are partially sighted. Jennifer, a manager of the downtown Starbucks, is educating her staff about various types of blindness so that they are better able to assist their customers. Howard extends his sincere thanks to Jennifer for her kindness and consideration. We think that’s a doggone good idea.

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WAren’t you wee bit apprehensive walking by the uniformed guard standing ominously in the doorway of your bank? Maybe if someone identifies the North Bay’s recidivist bank robber, we’ll get back to normal. Last week, a suspect believed to be associated with bank robberies in Novato, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa hit the Westamerica Bank in Strawberry Village. The guy just walked up to the teller and handed over a note demanding money. Once the criminal completed his financial transaction, he left the bank and made his getaway in a mid-2000 tan Honda. He’s a white guy in his late 20s with a large build and an unattractive soul patch. Call the Marin County Sheriff ’s Office at 415/479-2311 to turn him in.—Nikki Silverstein

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Kids’ Choice Awards Nickelodeon’s annual awards show featuring awards in such categories as “Favorite Movie,” “Best Song” and “Cartoon Series Most Likely to Annoy My Parents.” Nickelodeon. 8pm. Mean Girls 2 It’s not so much a sequel to the Lindsay Lohan hit as it is a Col. Wellington sports that ‘70s-era Hef “spin-off.” If it were an actual look—red smoking jacket and no pants. Trainspotting It turns out heroin addiction is just as sequel it’d be “Rehab Girls,” Tuesday, 8pm. glamorous as you thought or “Rapidly Aging Girls” or it would be. (1996) TMC 10pm. “Train Wreck Girls.”(2011) E! 8pm. Late Show with David Letterman Maybe Chupacabra vs. The Alamo Some days if we ignored Donald Trump he’d go away. you’re just proud to be an American. (2013) CBS. 11:35pm. SyFy. 9pm. Rock of Ages A romantic comedy set in WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Hannibal 1980s Hollywood features a soundtrack Rising A look at Hannibal Lecter’s early days, of hard rock hits from REO Speedwagon, in which we learn that chewing your fingerPoison, Scorpion, Journey and several other nails is the gateway drug of cannibalism. bands whose songs will be stuck in your (2007) LOGO. 8pm. head for at least a month. Viewer discretion Nova Scientists discuss the meteorite that is advised. (2012) HBO. 9:15pm. exploded over Russia last month and whethSUNDAY, MARCH 24 Finding Bigfoot er Earth could be subject to more devastatAnalyzing recordings of “howls” purported ing collisions with asteroids, comets and bad to come from Bigfoot but could actually disaster flicks based on all of the above. PBS. 9pm. be American Idol contestants from the audition round. THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Animal Planet. 7pm. Casino Jack A nostalgic look Forecasting the End You back at criminal lobbyist Jack can add “massive gamma ray Abramoff and the good old burst from collapsing stars” days when you could buy a to your list of things to worry politician outright without all about. Weather Channel. that complicated Super PAC 8:30pm. paperwork. (2010) Showtime. Married to Medicine A reality show peeks inside the lives Critics lauded Smith’s chameleon- 5pm. of Atlanta doctors and their like portrayal of a man who looks Ali Will Smith plays the charismatic boxer who drew on spouses as they confront absolutely nothing like Muhammad Ali. Thursday, 8:20pm. his courage both inside and busy schedules, high stress outside the ring. It is interestdemands and figuring out how to charge each other co-payments for ing to watch just for the combination of hair, makeup and bodybuilding it took to sex. Bravo. 9pm. make Smith look absolutely nothing like the Champ. (2001) Starz. 8:20pm. MONDAY, MARCH 25 Zombie Apocalypse Why does it always have to be a Zombie What Not to Wear We kinda’wish we’d never heard the term“mom jeans.”TLC. 10pm. < Apocalypse? Why can’t there be “Zombie Picnic,”“Zombie Lazy Sunday” or “Zombie Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com.

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< 6 Not so crazy after all these years… the seashore about to be inundated? As much as an island in the Pacific disappearing under the waves? As much as the waterfronts in San Rafael and Mill Valley? One method to determine whether the renewable energy industry is indeed moving toward a sustainable future of its own is to gauge how many companies are working in the renewable vineyards and looking at their level of success. Despite the bell-clanging from conservatives about the collapse of Solyndra, many companies are working in the renewable energy world with the thought that it represents a growth industry. The number of companies that have submitted proposals to the Marin Energy Authority for renewable energy projects that can supply Marin Clean Energy is a local example of a phenomenon that stretches far beyond the boundaries of Marin and the United States. The Marin Energy Authority is the joint powers agency that administers Marin Clean Energy, the state’s first successfully operating public-power model to throw the switch under a California law that allows cities and counties to buy power from wherever they want. The Marin Energy Authority set as a principal goal promoting renewable and clean energy, a goal it has met. The energy authority uses what it calls an annual Open Season Procurement Process, which essentially is a request to energy companies to propose renewable projects. The renewable power can come from already operating renewable projects or from new projects that add to the renewableenergy supply that flows on to the energy grid. The procurement process allows the Marin Energy Authority to bring projects online to replace projects at the end of a contract term and to add to the energy agency’s generation portfolio to cover new customers, which will happen this summer when Richmond residents get the opportunity to join Marin Clean Energy. Currently, MCE has contracts with 10 suppliers for 15 projects, which include 52 megawatts of solar generation and 8 megawatts of landfill gas—enough clean energy to supply about 22,500 homes per year, according to MCE. Power from MCE currently flows to about 92,000 hookups, a number that will expand when Richmond comes online. About 70 percent of MCE customers are residential. The current load that flows to all customers now is about 200 megawatts, according to Dawn Weisz, MCE executive officer. “We were looking for 41 [additional] megawatts” in the procurement process, says Weisz. The response to the request for proposals far exceeded MCE’s expectations. The amount of electric energy generation the 52 projects propose ranges in size from 2 megawatts to 80 megawatts of solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal and biogas generation capacity, with a total amount between 672 and 752 megawatts 8 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013

of generation capacity. That kind of successful response is not unusual these days. “Every time we do a solicitation, we have had a response that is at least five times greater than the amount of power we were looking for,” says Weisz. “In this case, it is more than that.” About 72 percent of these are new projects. They would add to the renewable energy grid rather than take existing renewable generation and shuttle it to MCE. “It’s really exciting,” says Weisz. The responses show that the renewable energy marketplace is strong in California. MCE has a policy to procure energy from projects that are as close as possible to Marin and Northern California—local generation has been a goal since the start. According to an MCE press release, a preliminary review of the proposed projects “reflects favorable renewable energy prices in line with market expectations.” During the evaluation procedure, projects will be assessed based on criteria that include their environmental impacts, local economic benefits, their locations, the qualifications of project teams, permitting considerations and financing plans. MCE will perform assessments and develop detailed evaluations, which will lead to developing power purchase agreements within the next few months. MCE already has stimulated the renewable energy market by contracting with companies that have produced new renewable generation. A contract with Cottonwood Solar delivers power to the grid from a new 30 megawatt solar project in Kings County and a new 1 megawatt project in Marin. The solar project at the San Rafael Airport also is a new renewable supply. An agreement with Genpower puts renewable power on the grid from a new 2.4 megawatt landfill gas to energy project in Lincoln, California. Power from RE Kansas adds renewable supply from a 20 megawatt solar project in Kings County. MCE’s energy portfolio includes about 27 percent of renewable power generation. Using renewable energy certificates (RECs) brings the MCE total to over 50 percent for its light green product. The MCE deep green product, including renewable energy certificates, is all renewable. The ultimate goal is to provide 100 percent renewable certificates to all MCE customers. RECs are a strategy to stimulate the renewable market. When a wind farm, for example, produces 1 megawatt-hour of renewable energy, it receives one renewable energy credit, called a bundled REC. The wind farm can sell the energy along with the one REC. The REC proves that the energy was produced from a renewable source. The RECs can be sold along with the energy or decoupled and sold separately as an unbundled REC, which would be a tradable commodity. Once they are bought and put into an agency’s renewable portfolio, the RECs are retired and can no longer be bought or sold. MCE renewable credit transfers are administered through

Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System, a clearinghouse for renewable energy transactions and tracking. Green-e, a recognized independent nonprofit, certifies the RECs. The most vociferous critics of renewable energy certificates fall into two general camps: those who fail to understand how RECs stimulate the renewable energy market, despite endless and cogent explanations from experts; and those critics who demagogue and raise RECs as a sword they carry on the way to a crusade against the push to renewable energy. With a religious-like fervor they decry RECs. Critics also slam MCE as a government ploy to dupe residents, an attack that comes despite the facts: MCE uses no tax money and places no liability on the county and its cities. But these critics aren’t satisfied with opting out of MCE and the renewable market it taps. They would like to eliminate the choice for Marin residents, leaving power customers with the investor-owned utility, which critics think is a better deal than MCE, a public utility not beholden to shareholders. And then there’s the item these critics often overlook: PG&E uses RECs. The vigorous renewable energy market and the number of energy companies wanting to produce new renewable projects hint at the renewable energy trajectory. It’s not just for kooks anymore. The state of California has a target to achieve 25 percent renewable generation by 2016. By 2020, the state seeks to achieve 33 percent renewable generation. At the end of 2012, PG&E counted 19 percent of its supply as renewable (including the use of RECs). Edison International’s Southern California Edison said it had achieved 19 percent renewable. And Sempra Energy’s renewable portfolio reached 20 percent. Those levels don’t come close to MCE’s 50 percent renewable portfolio for its light green product. There’s no argument that renewable

power can cost more than fossil supply. A PG&E spokesman recently said renewable power will add between 1 and 1.5 percent to the investor-owned utility’s bills. That’s mainly because of costs associated with early contracts coming online. The cost of building renewable projects also figures into early prices for renewable portfolios. But over time, the cost of renewable power is expected to decline, according to a California Pubic Utilities Commission report. And as the renewable industry matures, new and innovative options emerge, taking the renewable paradigm from the kook in the corner model to the practical and desirable. Researches from the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College this month submitted a report to the Journal of Power Sources. The report investigates the practicality of producing 90 to 99.9 percent of the power supply for a service area in Delaware. The researchers posited that the best strategy is extending the source of energy many miles away from the customer base. That means a vast renewable grid, with wind turbines more than 1,000 kilometers away sending energy to supply local customers. Spreading the source means more reliable supply. And using a variety of storage eases the concerns about reliability. They employed hydrogen fuel cells, batteries and tapped electric vehicles that could contribute to the grid when not being driven. “At expected 2030 technology costs, the minimum is 90 percent of hours met entirely by renewable,” according to the report. “And 99.9 percent of hours, while not the cost minimum, is lower cost than today’s cost of electricity.” The Delaware research is just one strategy now under investigation to develop the possibilities of supplanting all fossil fuel used for electrical energy generation. There’s a new saying in town: “If it comes out of the ground, it’s bad.” < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

< 6 Newsgrams Santa Clara, San Mateo and Yolo. Sonoma finished 12th overall. County Director of Health and Human Services Director Larry Meredith chalks it up to healthy lifestyles, such as low smoking rates. “Marin’s success in tobacco control is the result of many years of community-wide effort to change social norms around tobacco use,” said Meredith. Meredith also stresses that the rankings don’t show the differences in health status between communities. One exercise that Marin would be advised to do less of: bending the elbow. The county ranks in the bottom 25 percent for excessive drinking rates nationally, with one of the highest rates among California counties. Excessive alcohol consumption is a key area for continued improvement.

San Rafael a-OK, say San Rafael residents San Rafael residents are largely satisfied with their little town—but a bit more cautious when it comes to how city officials spend their tax dollars. At the annual State of the City dinner, held March 14 at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael, Mayor Gary Phillips spoke about recent town accomplishments and discussed the results of a new Godbe Research survey that gauged residents’ satisfaction with the city, as well as their willingness to extend and/or increase a sunsetting half-cent sales tax this November. The good news: San Rafael residents seem to really like San Rafael. Out of 505 townsfolk who completed the survey, 70.7 percent are “very satisfied” with the “overall quality of life” in 9> the city, and 23.3 percent are “somewhat satisfied.” The 94 percent satisfaction result


< 8 Newsgrams is among the highest Godbe has reported in the state, according to Phillips. Only a total of 5.9 percent of respondents were either â&#x20AC;&#x153;somewhat dissatisfied,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;very dissatisfiedâ&#x20AC;? or did not answer the question. The city of San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance at providing services checked in with 36.2 percent of residents â&#x20AC;&#x153;very satisfiedâ&#x20AC;? and 47.8 percent â&#x20AC;&#x153;somewhat satisfied.â&#x20AC;? Community members were noticeably less passionate about the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial situationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;about 60 percent of respondents offered a lukewarm â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;fairâ&#x20AC;? rating and 30.1 percent â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? Breaking down city services individually, the survey showed high marks for police, fire, paramedics, garbage collection, libraries, open space and parksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all of which received â&#x20AC;&#x153;very satisfiedâ&#x20AC;? responses from more than half of those surveyed. Residents were far more concerned with San Rafaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amount of affordable housing (37.4 percent somewhat or very dissatisfied), downtown parking (26.1 percent somewhat or very dissatisfied) and street maintenance (24.3 percent somewhat or very dissatisfied). The â&#x20AC;&#x153;single, largest problemâ&#x20AC;? facing the city, according to the survey, is homelessness, chosen by 19.4 percent of respondents; second highest was â&#x20AC;&#x153;poor financial conditionsâ&#x20AC;? at 8.7 percent. Of particular concern to supporters of a possible sales tax increase are the survey results that show 25.1 percent of respondents are dissatisfied with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job at â&#x20AC;&#x153;keeping taxes at affordable levelsâ&#x20AC;? and about 30 percent are not satisfied with how the city spends taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money. The quarter-cent sales tax increase being bandied about would raise the rate to 9 percent for 20 years. Whether such a measure would need a simple majority or two-thirds approval to pass would depend on whether the revenue would go toward the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund (majority) or be allocated for a specific purpose (two-thirds). The surveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial question about such a tax increase garnered 54.3 percent of â&#x20AC;&#x153;probableâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;definiteâ&#x20AC;? support; after going into more detail about where the hypothetical sales-tax revenue might goâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;police, fire and library services, as well as street repairâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;support rose to 58.8 percent. The survey showed that voters would be much more willing to simply extend the current sales tax for 10 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;76.2 percent of respondents offered â&#x20AC;&#x153;probableâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;definiteâ&#x20AC;? support for such a measure.

Seniors for Peace parties, then protests drones... More than 120 people turned up at The Redwoods retirement community Monday to congratulate Seniors For Peace on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking peace movement. S4P was formed at The Redwoods in 2003 to protest the war in Iraq, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been protesting ever since, demonstrating on the streets of Mill Valley on Friday afternoons to remind passersby that the war isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over. Tribute was made to the founders who still weather the weatherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;hardy women in their 90s now, and to others who keep the flame. Southern Marin Supervisor Kate Sears sent an emissary with a certificate of recognition of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts for world peace and social justice. Filmmaker David Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary about S4P, which has shown all over the world, mentions how gratified and empowered he felt by making the documentary. And the group stuck to business, voting to send a letter to President Obama supporting Rand Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s filibuster against using drones to kill Americans.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Joanne Williams Tiburon residents drooling over dog-walker regulations Tiburonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission met Tuesday, March 19, to consider new regulations for commercial dogwalkers who use the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open spaces. A preliminary draft permit program was presented and town staff recommended that the commission hold public discussion before taking any action. Proposed permit guidelines include limiting to six the number of dogs per commercial dog-walker, proof of insurance coverage, permit fees, a schedule limiting days and hours for walking, possible signage indicating sensitive plants and grasslands to be avoided and trash cans for dropping dog waste. Of the 25 or so people attending the commission meeting, most favor regulating commercial dog-walkers. Safety for dogs and people was a concern; one resident told the commissioners she has seen large packs of dogs, as many as 10 at a time, being walked in the Middle Ridge open space area.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carol Inkellis

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And the Beat goes on ‘On the Road’ hits the screen—and if anyone DOES know Jack, it’s Corte Madera’s Gerald Nicosia...

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hat lesson hit close to We asked Nicosia about On the by home in a very literal Road, the legacy of the Beats, and Jason sense for writer Gerald the most famous houseguest Nicosia, whose encounters as to ever crash for a year in Mill WAL S H a student with the “distorted Valley. points of view” of certain OOOO teachers led him on his own What was your role working on the road—a road toward the Beat Generation, and its milieu of American-culture- On the Road movie? Kristen Stewart described it as a “beatnik boot camp.” shattering writers. It was director Walter Salles who came It was 1972 and Nicosia was working up with the title “Beat boot camp,” because on his American-lit master’s degree at the he had held a so-called boot camp for the University of Illinois when a “hip kid from actors in his previous movie, The MotorHarvard” turned the Chicago native on to cycle Diaries. I was there as a consultant, books like On the Road and The Dharma which meant a lot of different things. On Bums. They “blew me away,” Nicosia says. the most basic level, it was teaching these He asked his professors why they weren’t “young kids,” as I call them, what the Beat studying Kerouac in class. Generation was. The Beat Generation, “They all put him down,” says Nicosia, Kerouac and Ginsberg, seemed about as “saying things like, ‘He wasn’t a writer, he remote to them as the Roman Empire and was a cult figure, a leader of beatniks.’ One Julius Caesar had seemed to me. haughty guy said, ‘Kerouac was a vortex, empty of content, but he had the power to What did you do—make them read draw other people in—that was his func“Howl” and then do 20 push-ups? tion.’” I lectured, we rapped, I gave them books Nicosia decided there and then to write and things to read, played tapes and films, a book that would “force these folks to pay sometimes I worked with them one-onattention” to Kerouac as a serious writer. one, and, best of all, I got to hang out That book would be 1983’s Memory with them afterward in the hotel bar and Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac, just find out who they were. The reason it which Library Journal described at the time worked so well was that these young actors as “the definitive Kerouac biography.” But were really committed, really hungry to the author-scholar-all-things-Kerouac-exlearn; they were like sponges absorbing pert didn’t stop there. His 2011 book, One everything I gave them. and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road, has just been released in paperback—just The film, in your words, “bombed” at in time for this week’s release of director Cannes last year. What went wrong, Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) bigand what suggestions did you make to screen treatment of On the Road featuring Salles to improve it? Kristen Stewart as Marylou, Sam Riley as Basically, I think, Walter tried too hard Kerouac alter-ego Sal Paradise and Garrett to get all the little details of Hedlund as the larger-than1940s America right, but life Dean Moriarty. One and Only: he forgot that what makes Corte Madera resident NicThe Untold Story of a movie work is its power osia worked with Salles and On the Road by Gerald to make you experience the actors as a consultant Nicosia just came out in emotions while you watch during the film’s production paperback with a new it. Very few emotions were and, earlier this year, Nicosia introduction covering called forth in that first staged a reading with Beat the author’s work on the version, largely because he film On the Road. It is Generation and post-Beat available at Book Depot had concentrated on what poets at the Sweetwater, an and other bookstores he saw as “the father search” event he describes as peraround Marin. of both Jack [Kerouac] and haps “the last Beat reading Neal [Cassady, the real-life of our era.”

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‘The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars’—Jack Kerouac, ‘On the Road’

prototype for Moriarty]. But nobody really cares about Neal’s father or Jack’s father. What we care about is the love between these very different guys—a traditionbound French-Canadian mama’s boy who went to Columbia to become a writer, and the wildest con man, car thief and womanizer west of the Mississippi. These two guys should never have become friends, but they did, and they gave us one of the wildest rides of all time in doing so. I told Walter he needed to get that emotion back in the movie—it had certainly been there during filming—and I also told him he needed to get in Kerouac’s spirituality, because On the Road is a spiritual journey as much as it’s about having lots of sex and getting high. Film versions of On the Road have been in various stages of “production limbo” for decades—from when a young Marlon Brando was rumored to play Moriarty to when Francis Ford Coppola purchased the movie rights in the ‘70s. What is it about On the Road that has made it so difficult to adapt to the screen? On the Road is a very, very early version of what we now blithely call the “non-linear novel.” It doesn’t follow the traditional plot points along the way, from “rising action” to “climax” to “denouement.” It’s a poetic reverie, a guy—Kerouac—taking stock of

what another guy—Cassady—has meant in his life, and it races all over the place as memory triggers memory, trip follows trip, and our impressions of Neal keep changing just as they kept changing for Jack. Try filming that! Walter did try, and we should give him kudos for it. If he were alive, how would Jack Keroauc react to the film? He would say, “You didn’t get too much wrong, Walter, but you should have let me play Sal Paradise! I would have lost weight and stopped drinking for the part...well, I would have lost weight...” What sort of an impression did Marin make on Kerouac? He lived in Marin City as a shipyard security guard in the late ‘40s (Sal visits “Mill City” in On the Road) and, later, stayed at Gary Snyder’s in Mill Valley (as related in Dharma Bums). The first time, in 1947, he really didn’t get much flavor of Marin, since he was living in a little shack in Marin City and working as a guard at one of the construction sites that still existed there from World War II. Most of his adventures then were at jazz clubs in San Francisco when he got off work. The spring of 1956, when Jack lived with Gary Snyder in Gary’s little shack high on a hill behind Locke McCorkle’s house


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on Montford, was a whole different story. He had really learned to love California by then, and life among the Buddhist poets of Mill Valley seemed like paradise to him. During the day, Jack wrote while Gary and Locke worked around the county as carpenters, and at night there were big parties at which people drank wine, took off their clothes, read poetry, played music, danced and had lots of sex with multiple partners. Not a lot different than today [laughs]. Why were areas like San Francisco and Marin so attractive to an East Coaster like Kerouac? Beside the fact that the parties were a lot better, Jack felt there were “too many ghosts in the East.” By that he meant that there were

too many expectations—in the East, you lived in the same places, did the same jobs, married the same types of people, that generations before you had done. He felt that in the West, and in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, life was wide open to you. He could try out anything new—become a mountain climber, pick flowers and meditate every day, learn (from Gary) how to have “yabyum” sex, and be appreciated for the poetry he wrote, instead of people asking why he didn’t finish Columbia and go to work as a sportswriter for the New York Times. Why was On the Road such a “game changer” for postwar American literature?

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ome 30 years ago it occurred to and Will Parrinello happily agreed to me that I should try to make a make the journey even though our entire documentary film about the life and budget for the production trip was a times of Jack Kerouac. My credentials meager $3,000. I found an ad in the were less than stellar. I had spent a good Marin Classified Gazette offering a Windeal of my childhood in Kerouac’s home- nebago for rent for a few hundred dollars town of Lowell, Massachusetts, where, a week. With much consternation we set by the way, I’d never heard his name out. I felt that if Jack were looking down mentioned. on this situation, he’d be appalled: drivAt the time, I had recently made a doc ing a motor home with a kitchenette about Dustin Hoffman’s feature and sleeping quarters to Colofilm Straight Time and more rado, home of the epic Neal recently had read Jack’s Book by Cassady, the vagrant holy by Barry Gifford and Lawrence goof of the Beat Generation John Lee, which was essentially who famously drove crossANTO N E LLI country countless times in a print documentary about Kerouac’s legend. I managed his sleek Hudson Hornet or to patch together some small Cadillac DeVille and other grants from Cal Humanities, the sexy modes of transportation. Pioneer Fund and the Lowell Historical I soon learned that Jack had been Preservation Society and then magically, “overseeing” our adventure—as the rentserendipitously, Allen Ginsberg was host- ed cottage on wheels threw a piston near ing a celebration in Boulder for the 25th Salt Lake City. Will and I hitchhiked to anniversary of the publication of On the Boulder while Jerry and Gene hung out to Road. try and get the behemoth repaired. When It was preordained that we should go. we arrived a little late for the opening of My friends Jerry Jones, Gene Doherty the conference, we were already part 13>

an Francisco, a gorgeous, lusty seaport with a rich bohemian heritage, was naturally enough one of Jack Kerouac’s prime literary inspirations (he called it “the fabulous white city on her eleven mystic hills, with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato patch fog”), and today’s city is dotted with bars, bookstores, coffeehouses and crash pads frequented by the Beat icon during his on-and-off local residency. But Marin County, that great green away-from-it-all retreat across the Golden Gate, was practically as inspirational during Kerouac’s frequent visits of the 1940s and ‘50s, a rural setting ideal for repose and reflection. In fact when On the Road’s Sal Paradise (Kerouac’s alter ego) arrives in San Francisco in 1947, his first residence isn’t some North Beach garret but his friend Remi’s one-room shack in Marin City, renamed “Mill City” in the book (possibly a mash-up of “Mill Valley” and “Marin City,” probably a tribute to his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, then and now known as “the Mill City”). “I had just come through the little fishing village of Sausalito, and the first thing I said was, ‘There must be a lot of Italians in Sausalito.’ ‘There must be a lot of Italians in Sausalito!’ [Remi] shouted at the top of his lungs. ‘Aaaaah!’ He pounded himself, he fell on the bed, he almost rolled on the floor. ‘Did you hear what Paradise said? There must be a lot of Italians in Sausalito? Aaaah-haaa! Hoo! Wow! Whee!’” Mill City, meanwhile, is described as “a collection of shacks in a valley, housing-project shacks built for Navy Yard workers during the war; it was in a canyon, and a deep one, treed profusely on all slopes. There were special stores and barber shops and tailor shops for the people of the project. It was, so they say, the only community in America where whites and Negroes lived together voluntarily; and that was so, and so wild and joyous a place I’ve never seen since.” So wild and joyous, in fact, that Kerouac’s misbegotten attempt at employment as a Marinship security guard usually found him drunk on the job, but before he figuratively slipped into the night he scaled the woodsy ridge enclosing the town. “All those lovely California cottonwoods and eucalypti brooded on all sides. Near the

peak there were no more trees, just rocks and grass...I spun around till I was dizzy; I thought I’d fall down as in a dream, clear off the precipice.” Kerouac returned to the county (with a new alter ego, Ray Smith) in The Dharma Bums, published a year after On the Road made him a household name. Much of the novel revolves around the months Kerouac spent in Gary Snyder’s cabin up the hill from 370 Montford in Mill Valley (misidentified as Corte Madera in the book). Snyder called the cabin, which was on the edge of a horse pasture, “Marin-An” (a lucky cross-lingual pun: it’s Japanese for “horse grove hermitage”). The main house was occupied by a bohemian poet/ carpenter named Locke McCorckle, and this little Beat paradise became a happy enclave of poetry readings, jam sessions, Buddhist tete-a-tetes and long hikes in the adjacent woods. Kerouac also found time for more earthly pleasures, hanging out at the no name bar in Sausalito with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Charles Mingus and ceramist Edwin Martinez (with whom he leg-wrestled), getting goofy on Jean Varda’s houseboat, the old S.S. Vallejo, and staggering home all the way from North Beach when he didn’t have the carfare. A highlight of the book is the three-day bacchanal Ray Smith and “Japhy Ryder” host at the cabin for their hipster friends, after which the two head off on a long hike across Mt. Tamalpais, “as beautiful a mountain as you’ll see anywhere in the world.” They trek “through glades that were so deep the fresh morning sun barely penetrated...the odor pure deep rich pine and wet logs.” In time they come upon an “outdoor theater, done up Greek style with stone seats all around a bare stone arrangement for four-dimensional presentations of Aeschylus and Sophocles” and “a steep trail that seemed to fall directly to sea level,” past “seaside farmhouses with cows browsing” to the brisk waters of “Stimson.” Heading home they pass “serene oaks, all golden and green in the late afternoon...and a fawn standing at a nub of grass, staring at us with wonder.” Coffeehouses and cheap red wine are all well and good, but sometimes a writer needs an inspirational day in the country. < Get hep with Matt at mstafford@pacificsun.com.

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The movie suffered a disappointing reception at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; on Nicosia’s advice, director Walter Salles re-edited the story to emphasize the friendship between Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty. < 11 And the Beat goes on

Think of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead. Mailer was still stuck in that Hemingway lineage: be a tough guy, don’t show any emotion, make sure people know how much money you’re making and how powerful you are. Clint Eastwood could have played Mailer perfectly, except he’s too tall! By contrast, Kerouac and On the Road were in the vanguard of what we now call, in hindsight, “the New Age.” On the Road was turning America’s values upside-down. It was saying, like John Lennon said after him, “Love is all you need”—although a jug of wine, a little pot and a longhaired girl at your side don’t hurt either.

I’m lucky to know a lot of good poets, including all the still-living Beat poets, and a lot of the poets who describe themselves as “post-Beat” (a category that includes me). Post-Beat means we follow the Beat models in style, using colloquial, spoken English, and in content, writing about the personal adventures of our daily life, about political, social, sexual and other edgy issues that matter to us—rather than about language for its own sake, which is popular in academia these days. Beat poetry is closely connected to music, and in fact we had some great musicians there that night too, including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Apparently audiences like that kind of stuff, since we packed the house.

What’s a line, or moment, from On the Is there room for a Beat Generation Road of which you’re particularly fond? worldview in today’s 21st century techMy favorite passage from On the Road is the driven consumer society? same passage that was Kerouac’s favorite. He Clearly, judging by the fact that every Beat (Sal/Jack) has been abandoned in San Fran- event I do these days is standing-room-only, cisco by Neal, who’s run home to wife number including a panel I did on Kerouac that same two, Carolyn, leaving Jack with no money, no week in January at the San Francisco Public food, no place to stay. Jack walks down Mar- Library, which had Peter Coyote on board, ket Street literally hallucinating from hunger, I think people are still desperately hungry picking up butts off the street, and almost for the kind of authenticity that the Beats gets the cops called on him represented, and still represent. when he stares too long into The more our society becomes NOW PLAYING a bakery window. Suddenly, dominated by technology, the On the Road opens when he should be having more we are inundated by Friday in San Francisco the worst crash of his life, hype, by false representations of and Berkeley and in he sees golden angels pourreality—and by a demand for other Bay Area theaters ing out of the heavens, like a robotic consistency, a demand April 5. It’s also available vision from Blake—and he that we all use the same sort of On Demand beginfeels pure ecstasy, “like a big smartphones and computer ning March 22 at www. shot of heroin in the mainscreens. People hunger for the ifcfilms.com. Rated R. line vein,” he describes it in truth of the heart, the truth of 127 minutes. the book. What other people our deepest feelings. The Beats would see as the very end of give us that, their own honhis life, he sees as the very est feelings, and they give us beginning. I desperately pleaded with Walter permission to experience our own feelings Salles to put that scene in the film, but it never honestly. The Beat Generation will always live got in—and I don’t know why. Apparently, on in the human heart, and in the guy or gal somebody who was making the power deci- at the table next to yours at the Book Depot, sions on the film decided that Kristen Stewart writing his or her own poetry—even if they without her clothes on was a bigger draw at are using a laptop to write on. the box office than angels. And it’s my favorite passage because I like angels, just like Jack. What will be the legacy of the “Beats”? The courage to find out who we are as You MC’d a group of Beat and post-Beat human beings, even if occasionally we have poets in January at the Sweetwater. Tell to anger a few people or break a few laws to us about “the last Beat reading of our get there. < era.” Noodle it out with Jason at jwalsh@pacificsun.com.


< 11 Karma bums of the Kerouac mythology: A young guy from Lowell just hitchhiked over the Rockies to ďŹ lm the proceedings. The rest of our team showed up in a Greyhound bus the next day and we set out to interview William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Johnson, Edie Kerouac Parker, Robert Creeley, Herbert Huncke and numerous other icons of the Beat literary movement in America. At the time I thought we might ďŹ nish the ďŹ lm in a few months. It took several years of stopping and starting as we made our way back to Lowell, to New York, the Sierra, Big Sur, Mexico and Kansas, all in similar low-budget fashion. We re-created scenes from most of Kerouacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novels using actors to play the roles of Kerouac and Cassady and some of the other Beat heroes. A risky venture to try to ďŹ ll those shoes but one that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always felt strongly was the right choice. he completed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;On the Roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in 1951, Kerouac found few publishers inSeveral years later we found Though terested in his tale of cross-country adventures with pal Neal Cassady, above ourselves in the ďŹ nal stages left. Viking Press eventually published it in 1957â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the author was soon of editing for the upcoming hailed by the New York Times as the voice of a new generation. premiere at the Mill Valley Film Fest. We were struggling Bay Area roots that also had a premiere at with the challenge of who would narrate last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill Valley Film Fest. the ďŹ lm, having put out feelers to several As Ginsberg said in the documentary, people, including Jack Nicholson. Mariâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack created a mythology that delighted lyn Smith, the producer of the Mountain everyone and it continues to delight them Play who had become executive producer to this day.â&#x20AC;? It was true in 1984 and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still on the ďŹ lm, had suggested Peter Coyote true 30 years later. The Beats go on. < several times. In 1984, to my knowledge, John Antonelli is an award-winning Marin filmmaker. His 1984 Peter hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t narrated a documentaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but documentary â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kerouac, the Movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has just been re-released on one day I called him from the edit room. Blu-ray under the title â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jack Kerouac: King of the Beatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at www. He immediately warmed to the idea and kultur.com. said that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d met Kerouac back in his days with the Haight-Ashbury improv group the Diggers. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just had a feature canceled or postponed so he had time on his hands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When did you want to do it?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This afternoon?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You move fast.â&#x20AC;? As we sat in the recording studio in San Rafael and I heard the words that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d labored over for months take on a depth and sincerity and personality that I never could have imagined, I once again had the thought that Kerouac was overseeing things. Over the years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve joked that I RESULTS THAT RAISE EXPECTATIONS. gave Peter Coyote his ďŹ rst narrating job, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seriously always felt a sense of awe whenever I hear his incredible instrument adding his unique quality to a ďŹ lm. There were several sold-out screenings at Mill Valley and it went on to play at Sundance, Edinburgh, Montreal, Hong Kong and dozens of other festivals, garnering awards at many of them. It played on PBS, A&E and The Learning Channel and in lots of foreign TV markets and it continues to be available on DVD. Now, we all get to expe2158 4th St., San rience the long-awaited feature ďŹ lm with

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Potatoes are thought to have first been cultivated over 8,000 years ago in southern Peru.

June and continued to get them through July. One of the advantages of growing them in a container like the fiber bags is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to harvest the cropâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just dump the contents onto a tarp and pick out the gorgeous yellow, brown and red tubers, then put the rest of the contents in the compost bin. I let my harvest dry in the sun for a few days, then they were ready for storage. With spring holidays on the horizon, recipes for the perfect latkes for Passover and delicious potato dishes for brunch or to accompany Easter ham and lamb are on my mind. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had great success in the past using Yukon gold potatoes for latkes because they have a drier flesh and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;wrung out,â&#x20AC;? like other types. Getting rid of the moisture is probably the most important step to a crispy latke. For brunch on Easter, a spring frittata with asparagus and small â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? potatoes heralds the freshness of the season, while a tray of crisp roasted potatoes makes a simple but tasty accompaniment to Easter dinnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main courses. Finding the right potato to fit these needs is now easier than ever with the specialty crop from West Marin of tasty and unusual organic heirlooms. The perfect comfort food has gone locavore.   

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Season with the salt and pepper and cook over medium heat, without turning, until underside is golden brown. Turn potatoes and repeat on the other side. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, grated cheese and some pepper in a medium bowl. Add the egg mixture to the skillet along with the asparagus. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the eggs are set on the bottom and around the edges. Using a spatula, lift one side of the frittata and tilt the pan so the raw eggs flow under the set edges. Repeat this once more. Cover the pan and cook over low heat until set, about 10 minutes. Loosen the edges and slide the frittata onto a serving platter. Garnish with fresh dill. Serve either warm or at room temperature.   

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e just finished a week of re“I was introduced to Bernie by my son, cording at Dreamland Studio John,” Kimock explains. “We’d bump into in Woodstock, where Bernie each other periodically at funk things was throwing down like crazy, spending around PA and New Jersey. It took a while equal time tearing up and rolling on the floor before John mentioned to him, ‘Hey, you laughing at everything we played,” guitarist, know, my dad plays guitar.’ bandleader and jam-band master Steve Ki“We’ve been playing together now for a mock says over his cell phone while riding in while.” a van through Lehigh Valley in upstate New For Kimock, joining forces with one of the York. “He’s so good.” originators of funk and a Rock and Roll Hall “Bernie” is keyboard sensation Bernie Wor- of Fame member is a highlight of his career. rell, a founding member of “It’s a delight,” he says. Parliament-Funkadelic, “We seem to bring out sideman with the Talking the best in each other. COMING SOON Heads and a key member He’s a very sweet guy, very Steve Kimock and friends of the experimental supergood-natured, very goodperform Sunday, March 31, at group Colonel Claypool’s humored musically. There 8pm at Hopmonk Tavern in the Bernie’s Bucket of Brains. can be so much baggage Vintage Oaks shopping center in Novato. $30. 415/892-6200. These days, Kimock— that just drags a band a longtime Marinite best down, and mercifully, known as the guitarist of there isn’t any of that here. Zero and such Grateful We’re cracking up getting Dead spin-offs as the Other Ones—and Wor- on stage and cracking up getting off.” rell are partnered with the ace percussionist The current tour is taking Kimock and the Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Sheryl Crow) band throughout the United States and Japan, and bassist Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule, Black including a stopover in Marin. Crowes). The upcoming album, produced by Joe

Worrell just never stops goofing on Kimock.

Blaney (Clash, Keith Richards), is Kimock’s first studio project in eight years. It’s tentatively scheduled to be released late in the summer. “I figure it’s time to dig in a little bit,” Kimock says of his decision to return to recording. Still, given the improvisational background of the band’s members, it seems fitting to ask what it’s like when everything’s clicking on stage. “Well, clicking isn’t something that happens just with these guys,”

Kimock says. “It also has to take into account the room, the sound, the audience, the security—you know, the whole thing. There’s always some energy to the ‘gathering’ that comes into play and it requires everybody’s good energy to accomplish. But when it’s all happening, when the room is happening, and the people are dancing and everybody’s friendly, then that’s just a wonderful thing for everybody. So it’s not inappropriate to ask how I feel, but I would expand that to include how everybody feels when things are clicking. “I just hope that I have some part in making it good—when it’s right, it’s right for everybody.” < ›› SPiN of the Week Miles Davis: In a Silent Way (Columbia/Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab) Today, this landmark 1969 recording is regarded as a Sunday morning classic, a way to chill with a latte and the Sunday Times book reviews. But it marked a turning point for jazz and, for trumpet master Miles Davis, the end of his decades-long acoustic period. These sparse arrangements and the spacey ambience also paved the way not just for jazz fusion, but a host of modern-day electronica. Davis ditched his celebrated last quintet and employed guitarist John McLaughlin, bassist Dave Holland, the late Marin drummer Tony Williams and a triple keyboard set-up of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul (who would go on to create Weather Report). There are just two tracks: “Shhh/Peaceful” and “In a Silent Way/It’s About That Time.” And they’ve never sounded better than on this new original master recording on hi-def SACD.—GC MARCH 22- MARCH 28, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 17


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Any Portofino in a storm Ladies seek Italian love and adventure in RVPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest... by Charles Brousse

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Terrio, onstage at the Mill Valley Film Festival’s U.S. premiere of ‘Argo’; his first full-length screenplay would earn him an Academy Award.

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ryan! Bryan! Over here, Bryan!” Out in front of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, partway through the 35th annual Mill Valley Film Festival—last October, when the 2013 Oscar race was just beginning to materialize—a crowd of Breaking Bad fans pushed up against the rope bordering the red carpet from the street to the theater. Many were trying to get the attention of actor Bryan Cranston, star of AMC’s iconic (and now concluded) television show about a science teacher turned meth dealer. Some were holding magazines for Cranston to sign, most with pictures of his Breaking Bad alter ego Walter White, though one fellow—“Bryan! Bryan!”—was clutching a boxed DVD set from Cranston’s other notable television achievement, Fox’s Malcolm in the Middle. Apparently, we can never escape our past. Cranston, steered by handlers past the gushing magazine-wavers—whom he obligingly waved to—was in Marin for a festival screening of his film Argo, which went on to win the Academy Award for best film, though director Ben Affleck, not present this night, provoked metaphorical gasps of shock from the Hollywood community when he was not nominated for best director, signaling that the one-time golden boy had finally been forgiven for Dogma, Bounce, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, Reindeer Games and Gigli. The film would go on to receive five Oscar nominations—winning for best film and adapted screenplay. Screenwriter Chris Terrio, the eventual Academy Award-winner, was also present this evening, with his own handler, who had fewer folks to steer past since no one knew who he was—yet. The film—now out on DVD—takes place

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during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, and follows a little-known CIA action to free six American diplomats when the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was captured by Iranian students. Fifty-two hostages were held for 444 days, but six managed to escape as the embassy was being overrun and find shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador. In Argo, Cranston plays a CIA chief who works with agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) to free the six, by sending Mendez into the country impersonating a Hollywood movie producer in order to conStates in inflaming the situation, leading up vince Iranian officials that the diplomats are a to the hostage crisis,” he says. “In this movie, Canadian film crew on location. I think the filmmakers very responsibly talk Based on actual events—the mission was about that culpability. We have to face up to declassified by the CIA in 1997—the film has the fact that, in orchestrating the coup that recently earned the ire of the nation of Iran, put the Shah of Iran in charge of the country, which last week announced its plan to sue we set certain things in motion that were lethe United States for slander. So clearly, not gitimately problematic. Chris’s script does not everyone liked Argo. cop out in addressing But at the festival, as those issues. Cranston and Terrio “Of course,” he work the red carpet, goes on, “all of that everyone was a fan. political stuff quickly “I’m guessing you takes a back seat to were what, 25 years the real story of this old, when the Iran movie!” hostage crisis took “Ben Affleck replace?” I ask Cranestablishing himself ston, after being Cranston cleaned up his act as a bureaucratic schlep in as a viable Hollywood granted a short off- ‘Argo,’ but true fans will remember him for playing the superstar?” I take a coolest high school science teacher ever in ‘Breaking Bad.’ the-cuff interview. guess. “Very good!” he “Well, no,” Cranssays, shaking my hand. “I think I was 23 or ton laughs. “The real story of Argo is that, in 24, actually! That was 1979, the year I started the midst of one of the most explosive moworking professionally as an actor. I was ments in American history, some guys tried also becoming interested in politics. At the to save the lives of some fellow human betime, the country was in this deep morass ings. I am very impressed by the selflessness of depression. And then the hostages were of not only the CIA agents involved, but the taken. Nightline started because of it. Every Hollywood people as well, the extraordinary night there was the count. ‘America Held length people sometimes go to when there is Hostage—Day 79!’ a higher cause. That’s the real story of Argo. That sort of thing! I “But since you bring up Ben Affleck,” remember it well.” he adds, “I used to say that Ben has proven “And how did himself to be one of the great actors-turnedmaking this film,” directors of our time, but then I realized I was I ask, “alter your qualifying that. The truth is, he’s a fantastic memories of that director in his own right, as a separate entity. time? Did you learn He’s passionate about the material. He works anything you didn’t incredibly hard. He agonizes over every already know?” moment, trying hard to get it right, to keep “Plenty!” he says, it true to the story. He’s very compassionate. offhandedly acceptHe creates an environment on the set that is ing and signing an very relaxed, so that the cast and crew can all autograph book that do their best work. I really can’t say enough was suddenly thrust about him.” between us from “So if he asks you to be in another of his somewhere on my movies...?” left. “I really wasn’t “If Ben calls me again,” Cranston says, “I’ll that aware of the cul- say yes before he finishes the question.” Templeton was later seen mugging the ‘Breaking Bad’ star outside the Rafael Film Center. pability of the United

“That was your last question,” his handler informed me, gently guiding Cranston away as Terrio was magically moved in to replace him. “Hi!” says Terrio. So I ask how old he was when the Iran Hostage Crisis took place. “I was about 3,” says Terrio. “A little less than 3, actually.” “So, how did you capture the tone of the ’70s so well, a time you were not even in preschool yet?” “Well, I did a lot of research,” he says, “watched a lot of old newscasts from that time—and then the designers did a lot of the work. It’s hard, when you are making a movie about the ’70s, not to let it all just look like Starsky and Hutch, right? Not to let it look like some cliched idea of what the ’70s were like. We had geniuses working on this, thankfully, and they created this whole world, from the CIA offices to Hollywood to 1979 Iran. “It does look like a movie made in the ’70s,” he goes on. “The logo at the beginning is actually the old Warner Bros. logo, the one that would have been used in the ’70s. The idea was that, right from the beginning, it should feel like you’re watching a movie that was made right after these events happen. Our thought was, what if it this story had been declassified in, say, 1981, and some writer who’s better than me, like William Goldman, had come along and written the script, and someone like Sidney Lumet had agreed to direct it? “That’s the movie we wanted to make!” he says. “Your hours of research evidently paid off, then,” I remark. “Thanks,” he says, having gotten the signal to head inside for the screening. “As the writer, of course,” he adds, quickly, “at a certain point you have to stop researching and just write it and hope you got the texture of the period right. “Then,” he says, smiling, “someone like Ben Affleck comes in and makes it even better!” < Discuss your favorite Ben Affleck movie with at talkpix@ earthlink.net. MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 19

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Gourmet (but apparently not vegan) rabbits threaten the hood in ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,’ Sunday at the Lark. Admission (1:57) The straitlaced world of Princeton admissions officer Tina Fey goes kerblooey when the kid she gave up for adoption years ago reappears as one of her applicants. O American Beauty (2:02) Sam Mendes domestic dramedy about a put-upon suburbanite giving in to an all-encompassing midlife crisis; Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Mena Suvari star. O The Call (1:35) 911 operator Halle Berry’s emergency call from freshly abducted Abigail Breslin plunges her into a disturbing confrontation with her violent past. O The Croods (1:31) Dazzling animation highlights the story of a prehistoric family emerging from their cave to behold the wide world; Emma Stone and Nic Cage vocalize. O Django Unchained (2:45) Quentin Tarantino über-Western about a slaveturned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx), his still-enslaved wife (Kerry Washington) and the plantation owner (Leo DiCaprio) who stands in their way. O Escape from Planet Earth (1:29) Cartoon comedy about a dashing extraterrestrial astronaut, his nerdy brother and their dangerous mission to violent, crazy faraway planet Earth. O G.I. Joe: Retaliation (1:50) Dogfaces Flint, Snake Eyes and Lady Jaye take on arch-enemy Cobra and—egad—their own government! O Ginger & Rosa (1:30) British period drama about the complex relationship between two inseparable teenage girls; Sally Potter directs. O The Host (2:05) Extraterrestrial bodysnatchers meet their match in plucky O

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homo sapiens Saoirse Ronan; William Hurt plays Unca Jeb. O Identity Thief (1:51) Denver ad exec Jason Bateman’s savings and self spiral out of control when Miami grifter Melissa McCarthy taps into his virtual-plastic soul. O InAPPropriate Comedy (1:24) Collection of comic sketches rife with sexual content, drug use, pervasive language and graphic nudity stars Lindsay Lohan, Adrien Brody and Michelle Rodriguez. O The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (1:41) Vegas flash-and-glitter illusionists Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi face stiff competition from flashy street magician Jim Carrey. O In Search of Beethoven (2:18) Documentary examines the life and art of the 18th century composer through interviews, insights and performances by some of the world’s outstanding musicians. O Jack the Giant Slayer (1:55) Turns out there’s an entire race of giants at the top of the beanstalk, all of them mean, ugly and absolutely ravenous. O Life of Pi (2:05) Ang Lee’s adaptation of the Yann Martel novel about an Indian teenager’s challenging odyssey: navigating across the Pacific in a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger. O Les Miserables (2:38) All-star adaptation of the Victor Hugo musical extravaganza stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert and Anne Hathaway as the lovely Fantine. O No (1:50) Acclaimed Chilean drama about the 1988 grassroots campaign to oust longtime dictator Augusto Pinochet. O Olympus Has Fallen (2:00) Secret Service agent Gerard Butler gets all heroic when the president and the White House are


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Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:50, 4:25, 7:05 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sequoia: Fri 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 MonTue, Thu 5, 7:30 Wed 2:30, 5, 7:30 NAmerican Beauty (R) Regency: Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Wed 2, 7 The Call (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:05 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55, 10:20 NThe Croods (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 3:40, 6:10, 8:30; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:10 SunThu 1, 3:40, 6:10; 3D showtimes at 12, 2:10 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 10; 3D showtime at 7:30 Sat-Sun 12, 5, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:30 Mon-Thu 9:20; 3D showtime at 7 Marin: Fri 4:45; 3D showtimes at 7:30, 9:55 Sat 2; 3D showtimes at 4:45, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 2; 3D showtimes at 4:45, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:45; 3D showtime at 7:40 Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:45, 12:25, 1:20, 3:55, 5:35, 6:30, 9:05, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:35, 2:10, 3, 4:40, 7:20, 8:10, 9:55 Playhouse: Fri 4, 6:30, 8:40 Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:40 Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30 Mon-Thu 4, 6:30 Rowland: Fri-Tue 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:25; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Wed 12:30, 3; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Django Unchained (R) Regency: 11:50, 3:35, 7:20 Emperor (PG-13) Sequoia: Fri 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 Mon-Tue, Thu 4:45, 7:15 Escape from Planet Earth (PG) Northgate: Fri-Tue 1, 5:30; 3D showtimes at 10:45, 3:15 NG.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Cinema: Wed 3D showtimes at 7, 9:45 Northgate: Wed 7:05, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 7, 10 Thu 3D showtimes at 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Rowland: Tue 3D showtime at 7 Wed 7:05, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 7, 10 NGinger & Rosa (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:45 Mon-Thu 6:45, 8:45 NThe Host (PG-13) Northgate: Thu 9 Rowland: Thu 9, midnight Identity Thief (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:10, 4:45, 10:25 NInAPPropriate Comedy (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:50, 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8, 10:20 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:30, 7, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1:40, 4:30, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:45 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:25, 12:45, 2, 3:20, 4:35, 5:55, 7:10, 8:30, 9:45 Rowland: Fri-Mon, Wed 11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Tue 11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 9:50 NIn Search of Beethoven (Not Rated) Lark: Fri 7:30 (director Phil Grabsky in person with work-in-progress sneak preview of new doc, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Search of Chopinâ&#x20AC;?) Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:15, 4:55, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 2:05, 7:35 Life of Pi (PG) Lark: Fri 4:30 Sat-Thu 5 Northgate: Fri-Tue 1:45; 3D showtime at 7:25 Les MiserĂĄbles (PG-13) Lark: Sat-Thu 8 No (R) Rafael: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9 Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:45, 6:30, 9 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9 NOlympus Has Fallen (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:30, 4:20, 6:05, 7, 9, 9:45 Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:30, 4:20, 6:05, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:15 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:15 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Marin: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11, 12:30, 1:55, 3:25, 4:50, 6:20, 7:45, 9:15, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sun 1:15, 4:10, 7 Mon-Thu 4:10, 7 Rowland: Fri-Tue 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Wed 11:30, 2:15 Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri 10:10; 3D showtime at 7 Sat-Sun 4, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Mon-Thu 9:30; 3D showtime at 6:30 Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:55, 4, 7:05, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2:35, 5:40, 8:45 Playhouse: Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sun 1, 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:45 Rowland: Fri-Wed 1, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 4, 10 Quartet (PG-13) Rafael: Fri 4, 6:15, 8:30 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4, 6:15, 8:30 Mon-Thu 6:15, 8:30 Silver Linings Playbook (R) Northgate: Fri-Tue 10:55, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Snitch (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 7:55, 10:30 NSpring Breakers (R) Cinema: Fri-Tue 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Wed 2, 4:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:40, 12:55, 2:15, 3:25, 4:40, 5:55, 7:10, 8:25, 9:40 Sun-Thu 11:40, 12:55, 2:15, 3:25, 4:40, 5:55, 7:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Stand Up Guys (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:10 Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45 Stoker (R) Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Mon-Thu 5, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:20, 4:35, 7:35, 10:05 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:45, 2:20, 4:35, 7:35 NWallace & Gromit: The Curse of Lark: Sun 3 the Were-Rabbit (G)

seized by terrorists; Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman costar. O Oz: The Great and Powerful (2:07) Fantastical Sam Raimi prequel about the young wizardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival in Oz stars Michelle Williams as Glinda and James Franco in the title role. O Quartet (1:38) The cozy elegance of a retired musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home is torn asunder when an ex-wife/diva arrives to open old wounds; Dustin Hoffman directs Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. O Silver Linings Playbook (2:02) David O. Russell comedy about a down-and-outerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempts to rebuild his life after losing his wife and his job and moving in with his parents; Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence star. O Snitch (1:35) Angry dad Dwayne Johnson tracks down and turns in a top-shelf drug dealer to reduce his recreationally mellow teenage sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-strikes 10-year prison sentence. O Spring Breakers (1:32) Girls go wild when four BFFs knock over a bank to ďŹ nance a bitchinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spring break and end up in thrall to rapper/arms dealer James Franco.

O Stand Up Guys (1:35) Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken and Al Pacino as very old buddies trying to recapture their glory days of sex, drugs and criminal malfeasance. O Stoker (1:38) Chan-Wook Park thriller about the twisted family dynamic between a lonely girl, her widowed mother and a mysterious, alluring uncle; Nicole Kidman stars.

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entrepreneurs W&G are given their toughest assignment: taking down a spooky, marauding, vegetable-scarďŹ ng bunny. <

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Live music 03/22: Audrey Moira Shimkas Trio Jazz, Brazilian, pop/rock, 7pm. No cover. Rickey’s Restaurant, 250 Entrada, Novato. 847-8331. www.rickeysrestaurant.com. 03/22: Danny Click and The Hell Yeahs Blues rock. 8pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 03/22: Elliot’s Evil Plan Blues. 9:30pm. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 464-7420. www.perisbar.com. 03/22: Em Kay Acoustic. 6pm. No cover. Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill and Bar, 1535 South Novato Blvd, Novato. 858-8062. www.ghiringhellisnovato.com.

03/22: Fenton Coolfoot and the Right Time 9:30pm. $10. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. www.sleepingladyfairfax.com. 03/22: Kevin Russell Blues rock. 8pm. $10. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. www.hopmonk.com. 03/22: Learning Curve Rock. 8pm $10. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. www.ranchonicasio.com

03/22: Mark Karan’s Budz featuring Mookie Seigel, Robin Sylvester, Danny Eisenberg and John Hanes Terrapin Family Band opens. 7pm. $20. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. www.terrapincrossroads.net. 03/22: Swing Fever Jazz. 8pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. www.fenixlive.com.

03/22: Tommy Odetto, Graham Lesh Rock.9pm. $5-10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. www.19broadway.com 03/22: Will Kimbrough Schaef-Abel Productions presents. 8pm. $25-27. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Highway 12, Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.com. 03/23: Fely Tchaco West African Band Ivory Coast singer songwriter. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitioseahorse.com. 03/23: Joe Tate and the Gators Folk, rock. 6pm. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 03/23: One World Band Jazz.9pm. No cover. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 03/23: The Phillip Percy Pack Trio Contemporary jazz vocalist. 7pm. No cover. San Rafael Joe’s, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 244-2665. 03/23: The Waybacks High energy originals, rock, bluegrass. 9pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 03/23: Volker Strifler Band Blues rock. 10pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com. 03/24: Ann Brewer and Friends Blues, jazz, latin. 6pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com.

03/24: Kermit Ruffins and The BBQ Swingers Brass band music, jazz. 8pm. $20. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com.

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music duo. 3pm. $13-15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455-A East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. www.studio55marin.com. 03/24: Sunday Salsa with Candela Free salsa class at 4pm. Live music at 5pm. 5pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com. 03/24: The Dreamdogs Rock. 3pm. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 03/25: Hot Club of Marin Monthly Jam West Coast’s longest running gypsy jazz jam. All experience levels welcome. 7pm. Free. Taste of Rome Restaurant, Bridgeway, Sausalito. 215-7196. www.hotclubofmarin.com. 03/25: Kimrea and the Dreamdogs Rock. 8:30pm. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 03/25: Peri’s Open Mic Electric open mic. 9pm. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. www.perisbar.com. 03/26: Lorin Rowan Solo acoustic guitar and vocals. 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com. 03/26: Noel Jewkes and Friends Jazz. 8pm. No charge. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com. 03/26: Samba Ngo West African popular music. 8pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.swmh.com. 03/27: Blues Night Featuring the Fenix Band and special guests Fernando Aragon, Philip Gallo, Kyle Hixon, Larry Vann and Michael Warren. 7:30pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael . www.fenixlive.com.

03/27: Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow Tango. 8pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com. 03/27: Phillip Percy Pack Jazz standards. 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. www.panamahotel.com.

03/27: Roberta Donnay and The Prohibition Mob Band Jazz vocalist. Jazz, blues. 8pm. $1215. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley . 388-3850. www.swmh.com. 03/27: Royal Wednesday Reggae, dancehall and hip-hop with Selecta Konnex and other local DJs. 9:30pm. Free.. Ghiringhelli Pizzaria Bar and Grill, 1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 320-1420. www.ghirpizza.com.

03/27: Tanglo lesson with Joe and Anna Anna and Joe offer a lesson and dinner at 6:30pm. Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow provide live music at 8pm. DJ Emily Pierce spins between sets. 6:30pm. $15. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com.

03/28: John Schott/ Michael Dionne Guitar Duo Schott and Dionne perform space themed songs spanning the decades in this musical event celebrating One Book One Marin. The 2013 One Book One Marin selection is “Packing for Mars” by Mary

‘Pi’ of the tiger Ang Lee was hired to direct LIFE OF PI after a lengthy development process that saw M. Night Shyamalan and Alfonso Cuaron come and go, and perhaps it was the freedom to deal with unfamiliar material and themes—far more optimistic than his usual I’d say—that brought out Lee’s best talents. As an effects-laden adaptation The existential nature of ‘Life of Pi’ has been compared by critics of a philosophical novel it had to Robert Zemeckis’s ‘Cast Away,’ except in the latter film Wilson all the makings of a box-office the volleyball didn’t try to eat Tom Hanks. disaster, and I frankly dreaded watching two-plus hours of what was in the previews. But those lush reflecting waves, glowing skies and majestic animals are truly a feast to be savored, and serve here to heighten the profoundly felt sense of aloneness that is the film’s religious theme. Suraj Sharma is the young man cast adrift on the Pacific with a Bengal tiger in his lifeboat—death in a pair of eyes looking straight at him—a creature he must either master, come to terms with or perish by. The drama of that struggle will be played out against the cosmic drama of their own extinctions—nature in all its vastness and singularity. Irrfan Khan, who plays the young Pi Patel all grown-up, carries the story’s soul in his sad eyes.—Richard Gould Roach. 7pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. www.marinlibrary.org. 03/28: Jose Neto Band Jazz and rock. 8pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com. 03/28: Jules Broussard Band Jazz. 8pm. $25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/28: Spark and Whisper Spark and Whisper is an indie-folk band led by singer/ songwriters Velvy Appleton and Anita Sandwina. They will be accompanied by Melody Walker, Jacob Groopman and the Courtney Janes. 8pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera , Mill Valley. 388.3850. www.swmh.com.

ton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/29: The Phillip Percy Pack Jazz. 7pm. Free. Rickey’s Restaurant , 250 Entrada Dr. , Novato. 244-2665.

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Boogie Woogie. 7pm. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 4154573993. www.panamahotel.com. 03/28: Will Magid Trio Electro-swing, jazz fusion. 8pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. www.sausalitoseahorse.com. 03/22-03/29: Michael Aragon Quartet Jazz. 9pm. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 03/29: Petty Theft Tom Petty tribute band. 9pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. www.swmh.com.

03/29: Terry Garthwaite with Nicholas, Glover and Wray and Special Friends Special double bill featuring vocalists Terry Garthwaite, Nicholas, Glover and Wray. Special guest musicians include Barbara Borden, Dick Bright, Oona Garthwaite and Dave Tweedie. 8pm. $25. 142 Throckmor-

Comedy 03/23: A Celebration of Marty Allen and His 91st Birthday Celebrate the birthday of this zany, funny man of the comedy team of Allen and Rossi. The duo were brought together by singer Nat King Cole in 1957 and went on to make more than 700 appearances on TV. 8pm. $25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. www.142throckmortontheatre.org.

03/22-24: Evolution of a WomanPetaluma Readers Theatre presents stories written by local women, interpreted by the authors. 8pm March 22-23; 2pm March 24. $10. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville, Petaluma. 707-287-1766. www.petalumareaderstheatre.com. 03/22-03/29: Enchanted April Romantic comedy written by Matthew Barber, based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. 7:30pm Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $22-26. The Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 456-9555, ext. 1. www.rossvalleyplayers.com. 03/28-29: The Whipping Man Bay Area premiere of Off Broadway hit. Shows 8pm Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.; 7:30pm Wed, Sun.; 2 pm Sun. $15-57. See website for additional information.Co-produced by Virgina Stage Company. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www.marintheatre.org.


03/22-29: Theatresports Spring Tournament Fast-paced and highly interactive improvised theater played as a sport. 8pm. $17-20. Bayfront Theater, B350 Fort Mason Center, S.F. 474-6776. www.improv.org.

Concerts 03/24: John Boyajy Piano Recital Program features works by Debussy, Chopin, Bach and the world premiere of East Bay composer Ann Callaway. 4pm. $10-20. Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 572-3303. dancepalace.com. 03/24: Marin Girls Chorus “Sing, Dance, Play: Celebrating Marin’s Performing Youth.” 4pm. $12-25. Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. marinchorus.org. 03/25: FutureCities and The Living Earth Show Double bill. Conservatory trained precision mixed with a love for electronics, experimentalism and math metal with Anne Rainwater, piano; Jude Traxler, percussion. The Living Earth Show is an S.F. based chamber ensemble that will perform commissioned compositions for guitar and percussion. With Travis Andrews, guitar; Andrew Meyerson, percussion. 7:30pm. $15.142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/29: Quartet San Francisco KWMR presents a benefit concert for West Marin Community Radio during the Spring Pledge Drive. 8pm. $25. Dance Palace, 503 B. St., Pt. Reyes Station. 663-8068. www. kwmr.givezooks.com/events/quartet-san-franciscokwmr-pledge-Dr.-benefit-concert.

Dance 03/22: O(h) Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith cross the line between dance and theater in an exploration of their own limitations as artists. 8pm. $18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/23-24: Cafe Coppelia Original dance theatre production by Theatre Lunatico. Noon, 2 and 4pm. Donations. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/23: Swan Lake presented by Stapleton Ballet Youth Company Stapleton celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new production of “Swan Lake.” Tchaikovsky. Features guest performers Charles Torres, Jennifer Dille and more than 100 Stapleton Youth Company dancers. 1 and 5pm March 23. $20-32. Marin Center, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800 www.marincenter.org. 03/24: Dancing for Rachel Concert of ethnic music and dance in memory of Rachel Corrie and to benefit Gaza’s Ark. Program features Hannah Romanowsky and the Romanza Dancers, live music by Helm, and guest speaker Greta Berlin. 4pm. $1025 suggested donation. First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. www.14fp.org. 03/24: Liss Fain Dance Performance installation from the contemporary and modern dance company interweaves Fain’s choreography with the spoken text of Jamaica Kincaid’s short stories. Registration is recommended. 7pm. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 4740. www.millvalleylibrary.org.

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03/22-04/28: Gallery Route One Exhibitions“Mars’ Book: Confessions of My Inner Dog” Dorothy Nissen; “The True Cost of Plastic” Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang; “With the Earth” and Eric Engstrom. Reception 3-5pm March 24. Salon and artists talk 4pm April 28. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1347. galleryrouteone.org.

03/23-04/17: ‘New Voices, New Visions’ Group exhibition featuring new work by Bay Area artists Eliza Bui, Teymur Guseynov, Ivy Jacobsen, Li Ma, Jeff Snell and Marie Van Elder. Reception 4-6pm March 23. Best of Show Award presentation at 5pm. 4pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. bergelli.com. 03/23-04/05: Annie Bates-Winship Photography exhibition. Sponsored by the San Anselmo Arts Commission Free. Marin Coffee Roasters, 546 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. www.sananselmoarts.com.

03/22-03/28: ‘Commitment to Creativity’ Golden Gate Artists-Marin Branch group exhibition. Monday-Thursday, 9am-5 pm. Free. Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, upstairs level, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon., Tiburon. 499-1655.

03/25-03/28: Golden Gate/Marin Artists Present Marin’s artist branch of the National League of American Pen Women presents a group exhibition. Works include painting, mixed-media, photography, sculpture. 8:30am. Free. Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd., , Tiburon. 435-7373. goldengatemarinart.org. 03/22-03/29: ‘Cardboard and Wax’ Dale Bach, sculpture. Judith Williams, mixed media paintings, installation. 9am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc.

03/22-03/29: ‘New Voices New Visions’ Exhibition Group exhibition featuring new work by Bay Area artists: Eliza Bui, Teymur Guseynov, Ivy Jacobsen, Li Ma, Jeff Snell, and Marie Van Elder. Through April 17. Reception 4-6pm March 23 with a Best of Show Award presentation at 5pm. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. www.bergelli.com.

03/22-04/05: Carol Allen, New Works “Dressed In White: My Journey Through Breast Cancer.” Hours: 8am-7pm weekdays.Closed holidays. Free. Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Institute, 1350 South Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae. 461-9000.

03/22-04/30: Marin Art Festival Call to Artists Calling artists to apply to the Marin Art Festival. The 17th Marin Art Festival June 15 and 16 in San Rafael at the Civic Center Lagoon Park is a Lawn Party for the Arts. Calling artists to apply now through April. Early Bird discounts until end of March. Event limited to 250 artists. $25. Online, www.marinartfestival.com, San Rafael. www.marinartfestival.com.

03/22-29: Marin Society of Artists ‘Spring Rental Show’ Exhibition of original artworks by MSA members which are for rent. Works may be rented during the show or later. MSA maintains a large rental gallery year round. 11am. Free. Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (Marin Art and Garden Center), Ross. MSA Gallery, 415 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org.

Kids Events 03/23-29: 2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest Peeped into any good books recently? Create a diorama depicting your favorite story using marshmallow peeps and enter the Library peeps contest. Diorama display should have a book theme, fit inside a box the size of show box, all visible parts of the diorama should be decorated, and all characters must 24 PACIFIC SUN MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013

be made using peeps. Submit your diorama March 25-April 6. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic center Dr., San Rafael. 473-6058. www.marinlibrary.org. 03/23: Eggstravaganza A morning of springtime fun. The morning kicks off with the Bunny Breakfast, 8:30-10am. Tickets $4-6, under 2 free. Free morning activities include, visits from the Easter Bunny, jumpies, face painting, egg hunts and livemusic. Train rides available for $3. Free egg hunts: 10am, 2 and under; 10:15am 3-4 and 5-8. Bring a basket to collect an egg or two. 8:30am. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370. www.millvalleycenter.org. 03/23: Fish Feeding Frenzy Help Ranger Bill feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and saltwater tanks. Watch the different feeding styles of rock cod, sea stars, and steelhead trout. 2pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc. 03/23: Merahi O Tehani Polynesian/Hawaiian dance.11am. $7-17. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. www.badm.org. 03/24: Nature for Kids at Indian Valley Start the day learning about the frogs, toads, salamanders, and insects that live in the marsh at the upper end of the valley, and then walk up to the waterfall to have lunch and explore the shallow pools. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call 893-9527. Shannon Burke will lead. 10am. Free. Indian Valley Campus, parking lot #6, 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 893-9520. www.marincountyparks.org. 03/26: PajamaRama Children and their parents are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffy for our monthly family bedtime story program. Includes bedtime stories and songs, intended for all ages. 6pm. Free. Fairfax Branch Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 453-8151. www.marinlibrary.org.

03/26-03/27: Little Music Circle for Toddlers Small instruments, bubbles, songs, movement, bubbles and laughter. Music is live, classes are ongoing and drop ins are welcome. 10:15am. $10. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. www.littlemusiccirclde.com.

Film 03/29: Film Night: The Greater Good Awardwinning documentary that explores the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics.It weaves together the stories of families whose lives have adversely affected by vaccination. 6:30am. $5-10, suggested donation. Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax. www.sustainablefairfax.org.

Outdoors 03/23: Marin Conservation League’s Walk into Conservation History History series continues this year with our thirteenth walk at Olompali State Historic Park. Join MCL for a walk led by MCL President Susan Stompe and biologist Clint Kellner. After the walk, meet at the Frame House to learn about the history of Olompali. Wear layers, sunscreen and comfortable shoes and bring a snack, water and camera. Meet in the paved parking area. Parking is $8; please bring exact change. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch for after the walk. No dogs. 9:30am. Free. Olompali State Historic Park, Novato. 485-6257. www.marinconservationleague.org.

03/23-24: Public Season at Martin Griffin Preserve The preserve, formerly called Bolinas Lagoon Preserve, hosts one of the most studied Great Egret nesting sites on the West Coast. Each year visitors can enjoy viewing approximately 100 active nests

in a grove of redwoods at the preserve. Historically, egrets begin arriving in late March or April. 10am. Free. Martin Griffin Preserve, 4900 Shoreline Hwy. 1, Stinson Beach. 868-9244. www.egret.org. 03/24: Tiburon Uplands Hike With spring finally here, a ranger will guide you through the beautiful Tiburon Uplands in the hopes of seeing spring wildflowers such as hounds tongue, milkmaids, Indian warrior and other species. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the bay, and learn about the colorful history of the Tiburon Peninsula. Don’t forget to bring binoculars and a camera. This is a moderately strenuous hike. Parking fee waived for participants. 10am. Free. Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Dr., Tiburon. 435-9212. www.marincountyparks.org.

03/27: Mt. Tamalpais Habitat Restoration Learn about Mt. Tam’s unique plant and animal life while contributing to their continued survival. This ongoing 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. 9am. Free. MMWD - Sky Oaks Headquarters, 49 Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 945-1128. www.marinwater.org.

03/28: Raptor Courtship Behaviors with Allen Fish Watch for possible bird of prey flight behaviors at the peak of their pre-nuptial exuberance. Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, will discuss the meaning of behaviors such as sky dancing, leg dropping and talon grappling. Possible species include red-tailed, red-shouldered, and Cooper’s hawks, white-tailed kites, and northern harriers. Bring binoculars, field-guide, keen observational skills and a sense of humor. This walk is for adults. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. Call 893-9527 for info. Meet at the gate on Deer Island Ln in Novato. 10am. Free. Deer Island Preserve, Deer Island Lane, Novato. 893-9520. www.marincountyparks.org.

03/22-03/29: Tall Ships: Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Walk-On Tours 4-5pm March 22, 26-29; 10am - 1pm March 23-24, 30-31. Self-guided tour of each ship. Crew will be on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Adventure Sails 11am - 1pm March 24 and 31.Battle Sail 2-5pm March 23-24, 30-31. 10am. Price varies. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 800-200-5239 . www.historicalseaport.org.

Readings 03/22: Literary Lunch: Ruth Ozeki Ruth Ozeki shares “A Tale for the Time Being.” Noon. $55. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/23: Alison Singh Gee In “Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince and the Search for Home.” Gee travels from her shiny, rapid-fire life in Hong Kong to Ajay’s native village and learns that not all is as it seems. 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/23: Amity Gaige “Schroder.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/23: Claire Blotter “Moment in the Moment House ” poetry chapbook. Reading will also feature poets Terri Glass, Laura McHale Holland and Susan Wooldridge. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/23: Dr. Sara Gottfried Harvard educated physician discusses “In The Hormone Cure.” 11am. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/24: Amy Stewart Cocktail Party Reception.Sake began with a grain of rice, scotch from barley, rum from sugarcane. In “The Drunken Botanist” Stewart explores the array

of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits and fungi that have been transformed into alcohol. 5:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/26: Caroline Grant and Lisa Harper Editors discuss anthology of original essays “The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage .” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/27: Jacqueline Winspear New York Times best selling author discusses “Leaving Everything Most Loved.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com. 03/28: William Gordon S.F. attorney William Gordon talks about his new mystery novel “Fractured Lives .” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage. com. 03/29: Natalie Goldberg “The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com.

Community Events (Misc.) 03/22: Food Addicts Anonymous Food Addicts is a 12 Step recovery program for anyone having trouble overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size. 9am. First Congregational Church, 8 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 336-5529. www.foodaddicts.org.

03/22: Ideate: Unleash the Power of Brainstorming Get hands-on experience facilitating and participating in brainstorm sessions to ideate and problem solve topics of your own choosing.Develop skill and confidence in designing your own brainstorming sessions as you create an appropriate environment, articulate ground rules, establish themes and more.With Craig Harrison. 7:30am. $35. McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 944-7459. www.bacnetwork.com.

03/22: MWPAC Annual Elected Women’s Luncheon “The Importance of Electing Pro Women Candidates.” Celebrate Women’s History Month with Former Speaker Pro Tem of the California Assembly Fiona Ma; keynote speaker Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization Betty Yee. 11:30am. $40. The Club at McInnis, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 897-1224. www.mwpac.org.

03/22: Singles Art and Wine Tasting Party Meet new friends who appreciate fine art and fine wine. Includes all the wines you can taste, from boutique wineries; accompanied by appetizer pairings. Adults of all ages welcome. 7:30pm. $20-30. Room Art Gallery, 86 Thockmorton, Mill Valley. 507-9962. www.thepartyhotline.com.

03/22: The Twelve Hallelujahs of Handel and Cohen The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican will host “The Twelve Hallelujahs of Handel and Cohen” in its Winter Lecture Series in Guzeman Lecture Hall. Call 458-3763 or email olli@ dominican.edu for more information. Parking for this event is located at the intersection of Grand and Acacia Ave.. 1:40pm. Guzeman Lecture Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. . 03/23: Back In Time 18,000 years ago there was no SF Bay Estuary and the delta was in a whole different location. More recently, the transition from 160 years ago to now has dramatically changed these formations again. Watch an accelerated time lapse and see how one of the world’s largest natural estuaries and one of the few inverted deltas on the planet were created. 9am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/. 03/23: Fling on Ring in the Spring Celebrate Ring Mountain Preserve with a day of environmental education and community service. Help to remove


invasive French broom. After lunch, volunteer naturalist Bernie Hale will provide a presentation called “Skins and Skulls” focusing on the diversity of Marin’s wildlife. Terrain is uneven and the work is moderately strenuous but suitable for volunteers 5 years and older. The presentation is geared toward children but entertaining for all ages. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Heavy rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call 473-3778. 9am. Free. Ring Mountain Preserve, Taylor Road, Tiburon. 415 473-3778. www.marincountyparks.org.

03/23: Peg Pursell: How to Write Flash Fiction Flash fiction exists in that magical space between the story and the sketch. Writing these short-shorts lets you to flex your best writing muscle: precision. New outlets make this a growing market for publishing. Peg Alford Pursell’s flash fiction piece is the title story of the Burrow Press Anthology Fragmentation and Other Stories. She’s an editor of Prick of the Spindle. 1pm. $65. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com.

03/23: The Longevity Kitchen: Let Science Be Your Sous Chef with Michael Krasny A panel discussion, food tasting, and book signing for the newly released cookbook, “The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying-Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age -Busting Power Foods.” Panel discussion moderated by Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s Forum and Rebecca Katz, MS, award winning cookbook author and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal. Pre-registration required. 10:30am. $25. 8001 Redwood Highway, Novato. 209.2059. www.buckinstitute.org. 03/23: Turning Trash Into Cash! Two hour workshop that will give you all the information, tools, and resources you will need to turn items you own into cash without selling on eBay or Craigslist and without doing a yard sale. Limited workshop size, so pre-registration is recommended. 9am. $35 plus $25 class work and resource book. Creekside Center, 7 Mt. Lassen Dr., San Rafael. 295.2778. www.turningtrashintocash.com.

03/23: Vegetable Crop Succession and Rotation Planting Crop succession refers to following one crop with another to maximize use of space. Rotational planting means not growing plants from the same plant family in the same place in consecutive years. What’s often challenging is for the gardener with limited space to figure out how to do both and still grow all the crops they want. Wendy Krupnick, who has been gardening organically for over 30 years, will explain the details of these good garden practices and will offer examples of planting schemes that will help with your vegetable garden planning. 10am. $40. Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden at College of Marin’s Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 474-4204. www.ucanr.edu. 03/24: Sunday Morning Qi Gong Obtain powerful tools for self healing. 11:30am. $10 suggested donation. Corte Madera Rec Center Patio, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 389-8707. www.danceofqigong.com.

03/25: Introduction to Edible Landscaping Learn how to have a gorgeous garden and eat it too with edible landscaping. This is possible even in limited space and you can save money, eat better tasting food and help the environment. 7pm. Free. Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera. 473-4204. www.ucanr.edu.

03/25: Not So Standard: Graphic Art of Ed Ruscha Ruscha has been called the hipster humorist of California cool. Since his travels in the 1960s over Route 66 from Oklahoma City to California, he has inserted the vocabulary of roadside America into his art. Marsha Holm, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will discuss Ruscha’s work, which is currently on exhibition at the Legion

of Honor. 7pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 4740. www.millvalleylibrary.org. 03/26: Brainstormers Pub Trivia Join quizmaster Rick Tosh for a fun and friendly team trivia competition. 8pm. Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 899-1516. www.finnegansmarin.com.

03/26: Defying Gravity: Curating the Venice Biennale 2013 marks the 55th year of the Venice Biennale, one of the premiere global events for contemporary art. For this year’s iteration, Holly Block, Executive Director at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, has selected New York-based artist Sarah Sze to represent the United States. Block will discuss her curatorial practice and provides an in-depth look at Sze’s monumental new work, which will debut in Venice this summer. Join a Veneto inspired dinner in the Mess Hall prior to the presentation. 6:30pm. Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. 331-2787. www.headlands.org. 03/26: Mother’s group “Exploring Motherhood.” For new and expecting mothers and their babies up to 12 months. 10am. 4 Joseph Court, San Rafael. 492-0720. www.familyworks.org.

03/26: Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group Men with prostate cancer and their loved ones meet every week to share their experiences with this disease. Participants are newly diagnosed men and those who have already had therapy. Discuss current and new therapies, experiences with them and offer support. Significant others are very welcome. 7pm. 0. Marin General Hospital - Staff Medical Library, . 250 Bon Air Road , Greenbrae. 459-4668.

03/26: 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. Donations welcome. UU Marin Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael. 608-8308. www.theparentscenter.com.

03/27: An A List Conversation With Fred Biletnikoff and George Atkinson with Bruce Macgowan Two longtime Raiders greats and former Oakland teammates were a big part of the success of the Silver and Black during their years of glory in the 1970s. Fred Biletnikoff and George Atkinson join Bruce Macgowan on stage at 7:30pm, on Wednesday March 27th to tell stories and recount their memories of playing in Oakland.Former wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and was known for his quick moves and his sure hands.George Atkinson was one of the most fearsome safeties to play in the NFL during that time. 7:30pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/27: Play Chess Informal chess gathering every Wednesday evening. All levels, all ages. 7pm. Free. Fairfix Cafe, 33 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-4668 . 03/27: Trail Running Basics Trail running can be a great change of pace from the jog around the neighborhood. In this session we will cover what you need to get on the trail. Learn about technique, training, clothing and footwear specific to the sport of trail running. If you register for this free presentation we will hold a seat for you until the scheduled start time. Seating may be available at the door, even if registration is closed. 7pm. 0. Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Dr. Ste. 201, Corte Madera. 927-1938. www.rei.com/cortemadera.

03/28: Polar Bears in a Changing World Speaker Series Presenter - Bob Wilson Polar bears are as dependent on the oceans as cetaceans. They just like it frozen. But, all the oceans creatures are faced with a changing planet. Bob will discuss polar bear biology, the threats they face and share his appreciation of these great creatures. 7pm. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/. <

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131473 The following individuals are doing business as INTEL COMPUTER CLUBHOUSE, 1115 THIRD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NEW MEDIA LEARNING, 1115 THIRD ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JANUARY 1, 2007. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 15, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131491 The following individual is doing business as QUIROZ LANDSCAPING, 145 JEWELL ST. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: INES PEDRO QUIROZ SALINAS, 145 JEWELL ST. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on FEBRUARY 20, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 20, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131309 The following individual is doing business as SKYWARD COACHING, 80 WOODSIDE DR., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: MARK VOORSANGER, 80 WOODSIDE DR., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JANUARY 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131484 The following individual is doing business as LARKSPUR NAIL SPA, 554 MAGNOLIA, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: TIEN TRUONG, 45 ISLA VISTA LN, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131259 The following individual is doing business as MD'S MAGIC SNAKES, 28 DOMINICAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MATTHEW DAVIS, 28 DOMINICAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JANUARY 22, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131534 The following individuals are doing business as R L & M MANAGEMENT; CROSSFIRE ENTERPRISES, 85 HILLSIDE DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930: WILLIAM SHAW, 85 HILLSIDE DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930; KIMBERLY SHAW, 85 HILLSIDE DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94930.This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on FEBRUARY 21, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 25, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131536 The following individual is doing business as ARCHETYPE DESIGN BUILD, 37 ALTA VISTA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KEITH ALLEN DUNLOP, 37 ALTA VISTA WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901.This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 25, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131543 The following individual is doing business as MEDWAY SPA, 26 MEDWAY RD. #16, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: XIAO YAN WANG, 823 27TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121.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 FEBRUARY 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131578 The following individuals are doing business as COLLIE AUTOWORKS, 585 IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: D&D COLLIE INC., 585 IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JANUARY 1, 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 1, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131495 The following individuals are doing business as GLENISTER PROPERTIES, 139 BAYVIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CHRISTOPHER L. GLENISTER, 139 BAYVIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; JULIA A. GLENISTER, 139 BAYVIEW DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. 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 FEBRUARY 20, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131521 The following individual is doing business as THE CYNTHIA COLLECTION, 115 UNDERHILL RD., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: CYNTHIA G. BIGONY, 115 UNDERHILL RD., 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 FEBRUARY 21, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 22, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131548 The following individual is doing business as DD&L TRUCKING, 35 PARK CIRCLE, MARIN CITY, CA 94965: CHARLESETTA SMITH, 35 PARK CIRCLE, MARIN CITY, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 1971. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131574 The following individual is doing business as CAD DADDY, 509 THE ALAMEDA, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: JAMES LEVIEUX, 509 THE ALAMEDA, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131558 The following individuals are doing business as FLO WINE, 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947: AWDIRECT INC., 1682 NOVATO BLVD. SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on FEBRUARY 26, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131630

The following individual is doing business as CLAIRITY, 100 PROFESSIONAL CENTER DR. SUITE 112, NOVATO, CA 94947: CLAIRE A. NIEMISTE, 33 MARTIN DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MARCH 7, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131647 The following individuals are doing business as SARA FILMS, 100 EBBTIDE AVE. SUITE 210, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: STEPHEN R SARA, 100 EBBTIDE AVE. SUITE 210, SAUSALITO, CA 94965; LAWRENCE A SARA, 100 EBBTIDE AVE. SUITE 210, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JANUARY 1, 2009. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on MARCH 11, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131624 The following individuals (are doing business as LIFEFORCE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, 412 REDHILL AVE. SUITE 11, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: HEIDI KELLER CHIROPRACTIC INC., 167 OAK MANOR DR., FAIRFAX, CA 94960; JAMES S LENIHAN, 80 EAST CRESCENT DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION . Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on FEBRUARY 15, 2001. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on MARCH 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131614 The following individuals are doing business as LUMINOX WATCH COMPANY, 2301 KERBER BLVD. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: LUMUNDI INC., 2301 KERBER BLVD. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION . Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MARCH 15, 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 6, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131540 The following individuals are doing business as GOLDEN COUNTY CLOTHING, 201 UPPER TOYING DR., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: LUCIAN A. HAYES, PO BOX 150526, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94915; CHAD B. PETERSON, 201 UPPER TOYING DR., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on FEBRUARY 25, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 25, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131583 The following individual is doing business as ON-SITE COMPUTER CONSULTING, 149 CLARK ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KYLE PRODROMOU SCHIEN, 149 CLARK ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 1, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131552 The following individuals are doing business as FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: EMPIRE USA LLC, 915 17TH, MODESTO, CA 95354. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on


FEBRUARY 28, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131626 The following individual is doing business as TREASURES BY AUNT LOIS, 48 PARKVIEW CIRCLE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: LOIS LERMAN, 48 PARKVIEW CIRCLE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JANUARY 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131627 The following individual is doing business as MISS PAULA'S PLACE, 8 ELAINE WAY #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PAULA D. LONDOW, 8 ELAINE WAY #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131597 The following individual is doing business as GARCIA BROTHER'S LANDSCAPING, 343 IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELISEO GARCIA, 343 IRWIN ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 4, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131658 The following individual is doing business as SECOND CHANCE GREETINGS, 1 SIMMS ST. SUITE 225, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JAMES BRUCE BARNES, 1 SIMMS ST. SUITE 225, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on MARCH 12, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013)

OTHER NOTICES AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: No. PR 1300422 Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the abovenamed decedent that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903, and mail or deliver a copy to Linda P. Murphy, as trustee of the trust dated August 23, 1993, of which the Decedent was the settlor, at 270 Bahr Rd., Ben Lomond, CA 95005, within the later of 4 months after March 8, 2013 (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code §19103. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Date: February 21, 2013; Lucille Des Jardins, Esq. State Bar No. 70626, 555 Soquel Avenue, Suite 290, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, (831) 425-5828 / (831) 4582012 fax (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1300782. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DARYL WILLIAM COMBS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: DARYL WILLIAM COMBS to LEONE SOLURSON. 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: APRIL 19, 2013 9:00 AM, Dept. E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: FEBRUARY 22, 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Date of Filing Application: FEBRUARY 22, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: LUCILA GUILLEN, CARLOS SOLIS ALMANZA. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 916 B ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-3005. Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 – ON SALE BEER AND WINE – Eating Place.(Pacific Sun: MARCH 8, 15, 22, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1300980. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner HARPER BELLE SULLIVAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: HARPER BELLE SULLIVAN to TYCHO BELLE LISITZA; LIA KAI ERNST TO LIA KAI LISITZA. 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: MAY 3, 2013 9:00 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: MARCH 5, 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: MARCH 15, 22, 29; APRIL 5, 2013)

›› TRiViA CAFÉ ANSWERS From page  1. Fairfax 2a. 100 degrees C 2b. 212 degrees F 3. Given permission by Pharaoh to leave Egypt in haste, the Jewish slaves had no time to wait for their baking bread to rise, and as a result the bread was flat. To commemorate the Exodus, Jews eat flat, unleavened bread on Passover. 4a. Trick or treat 4b. Trick deck 4c. Dirty tricks 4d. Trickle down 5. Keith Urban 6a. Kyoto (Japan) 6b. Dingo 6c. Grant (Ulysses, U.S. president) 7. “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want to Hold Your Hand)”; “Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)” 8. Bolivia, Chile and Peru, which resulted in Chilean annexation of valuable disputed territory on the Pacific coast, denying Bolivia’s access to the ocean. 9. E pluribus unum 10. 1/8. The reason? 16 to the negative 3/4 power means the 4th root of 16 (which is 2), raised to the 3rd power (which is 8), then take the reciprocal, 1/8, for that’s what negative exponent means. BONUS ANSWER: Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong

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Q:

You need to tell men to never be the first to say those “three little words.” A woman will tell you she’s ready to hear them by telling you first. It seems the dating gurus agree: When a man says “I love you” first, he throws the attraction physics all off because he lowers his value in the woman’s subconscious.—Concerned Guy

A:

When you’re looking into a woman’s eyes and there’s that awkward moment of silence, there are plenty of things you can say besides “I love you”—like, “I was going to say something, but now I’m not” or “Have I told you I’ve started drinking the blood of freshly killed unicorns?” It is wise to avoid spewing mush all over a woman on, say, the third date. The premature “I love you” tends to translate as “I really don’t know you, beyond how you like your steak, but I love any woman who doesn’t block my calls or spot me coming down the sidewalk and duck into a real estate office and beg them to hide her.” Of course, what really lowers a man’s “value in the woman’s subconscious” is being someone who needs a “dating guru” to help him be calculating; he can’t just be. Women value men who don’t seem to be living by others’ dictates—men who are spontaneous and fun and don’t have a faraway look in their eyes because they’re trying to recall something they heard on some dating webinar. Now, a lot of men have childhoods that don’t exactly lead them to walk the planet feeling like they own the place. So, it’s understandable if you began your dating life as a wimpy, approval-seeking suck-up, but if you continue along those lines, you’re a lazy, wimpy, approval-seeking suck-up. Having value in a woman’s eyes takes having value in your own, which takes doing the work to develop selfrespect instead of just fencing off that huge sinkhole in yourself so no squirrels or neighborhood dogs fall in. Once you have self-respect, it’ll seem ridiculous to pull out some dating calculus book to figure out what to say to a woman and when. The right words will just flow at the right time out of genuine feeling that’s developed between you. Sure, there’s always that chance that some woman who seemed into you will have an attack of the commitment heebies or decide that she doesn’t feel the same way. If you’re more of a man’s man than a worm’s worm, this won’t be a statement on your worth. It’s just a sign that you need to look for a woman who wants you as much as you want her. If you’re secure, chances are you’ll eventually find a partner who won’t want to leave you—and not just because you always open the door for her when she gets that look in her eye that says, “I can’t wait one more moment to pee on the neighbors’ rosebushes.”

Q:

My fiance and I split up three months ago. Our relationship was serious and lovely, but we just weren’t feeling it anymore. We are friendly and communicate frequently but avoid awkward topics—like dating other people. We’re in the same industry, and I would hate for someone to snap a picture of me and a date and put it on Facebook for him to stumble on. Wouldn’t it be better if he learned I’m seeing somebody else from me, and vice versa?—Tiptoeing Forward

A:

Can’t you just let him get his information about you the old-fashioned way, by sneaking over with a tall ladder and peering through your blinds? Dating other people after ending an engagement is an awkward topic—which seems the perfect reason to continue to avoid discussing it with your now ex-fiance. But say somebody does snap a picture of you and a date and toss it up on Facebook. Unless your ex has only 12 Facebook friends or he’s monitoring Facebook like a bald eagle hovering over a prairie rat, he might miss the photo. And even if he does see it, assuming it doesn’t involve tongue, who’s to say whether it’s you and your next candidate for fiance or you and some guy who dropped by your office? Although you two “weren’t feeling it anymore” and it’s natural that you’d both be looking to feel it with other people, once you’ve loved somebody, you probably can’t help but feel a little pang at the thought of them blithely falling into the arms of somebody else. So, maybe consider ambiguity a gift—one that lets you believe the deadening silence between you is the sound of him in his garage building a drone camera to spy on your every move. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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