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››LETTERS This guy’s starting to give us the crepes... Sun readers may recall my recent contribution, “Humpty Dumpty was pushed!” Here’s the follow-up: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Had an omelet! Craig Whatley, San Rafael

County alone is staggering. Millions have been lost and jobs have disappeared. Opening the railroad is the only option for the economy to improve. And once the tracks are reopened commuter trains can start running. The original plan for passenger services was for it to run from Eureka into Marin. Having a commuter train go from Ukiah to Marin would make a significant improvement on both the economy and the environment. Those opposing the reopening of the railroad are not seeing the forest through the trees. Rail ties can be replaced without polluting the ground around them. The other group just wants to protest. It really is sad. William French, San Francisco (formerly Ukiah)

Anti-Scientology book ‘slanted,’ say Scientologists... Recently you ran a piece [“Master of Illusions,” March 1] on Lawrence Wright’s book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. The book is extremely slanted and contains many falsehoods. The Church of Scientology International’s statement on the book is as follows: Mr. Wright’s book is so ludicrous it belongs in a supermarket tabloid. The book is an errorHistorians believe the real Humpty Dumpty may have been filled, unsubstantiated, bigoted anti-Scientolthe name of a cannon. ogy book. The Church has produced a white paper identifying the more than 200 errors so far discovered in Mr. Wright’s book. Specific Threat of rail pollution examples include: British and Canadian pubclouding the issue... lishers chose not to print Mr. Wright’s book, Regarding Peter Seidman’s “Unproven which speaks volumes about their confidence ‘Track’ Record” [March 15]: The North Coast in its facts and allegations. Mr. Wright ignored Railroad Authority has been trying to fund the real story of Scientology in favor of stale the rebuilding of the railroad for almost 20 allegations and ever-changing bizarre tales years since a big storm destroyed the tracks invented by a handful of confessed liars. north of Willits. The economic damage due If objectivity and truth are the hallmark of to the closing of the railroad to Mendocino an ethical journalist, then the only words to

describe Lawrence Wright are corrupt and bigoted. A self-described atheist, Mr. Wright apparently feels that Scientologists have no rights to express their religious beliefs. In a letter of Oct. 14, 2011, a full 15 months before publication, the Church offered full cooperation to answer any questions so as to provide all information Mr. Wright would need to accurately represent the religion, the Church, its leadership and Founder. The Church repeated this request 15 times, as many of the letters went entirely unanswered while others resulted in only about a dozen fact-checks consisting of obscure or mundane subjects out of context. As a result, Mr. Wright produced a travesty of falsehoods. Millions of Scientologists around the world embrace the religion. Since Lawrence Wright began his research, 30 new Churches of Scientology, known as Ideal Organizations, opened across the world—12 in 2012 alone—and our humanitarian programs are bringing help to thousands of people from all walks of life on a daily basis. To find out the true story of Scientology and its Founder, one can visit www.scientology.org, www.lronhubbard.org, or one can read Mr. Hubbard’s books, which are available worldwide. Jeff Quiros, public affairs, Church of Scientology of San Francisco

You’ve obviously never seen the film ‘Zoltan, Hound of Dracula’... Regarding the “Zero” column lambasting all the professional dog walkers “taking over” the Alta Trail above Marin City [March 1]. Dogs require attention and care, NOT money and hiring someone to “take care of” your responsibility...there are no bad dogs, just bad people. Charlie Murphy, San Rafae

The ‘curious’ case of John Walker Lindh... In “A Boy and His Dogma,” [March 15] Pacific Sun reporter Joanne Williams does not tell us that John Walker Lindh is in prison simply for being on the other side of a U.S. war. She does not tell us that when the Northern Alliance handed Lindh over to CIA interrogators, the Alliance was already serving as the U.S. ground force in its war against Afghanistan—a war Williams mistakenly attributes to tribal enmities, rather than the long and bloody U.S. overthrow of the progressive, Soviet-backed Afghan government in the ’80s and ’90s. These errors are important, since a great many of us here and abroad consider the U.S. invasion, destruction and occupation of Afghanistan a crime against humanity, committed for economic and geopolitical reasons. An accurate article might force the reader to consider whether in 2001, when Lindh was taken prisoner, Afghans and supporters like Lindh might believe the invasion worth resisting. That would make Lindh appear very different than the exotic curiosity Williams makes of him in her condescending article. The editor will now remind me of the 6 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 12 - APRIL 18, 2013

unpleasant nature of the Taliban, as he did once before [Sept. 28, 2012, Letters]. I remind the editor that in World War Two, the Allies included the U.S., France, Britain and Belgium’s government in exile; though they were the world’s greatest genocidal colonialists, we still honor their troops for resisting German, Japanese and Italian aggression. Roger Stoll, San Rafael

Like most ‘bargains,’ you get what you pay for... Recently President Obama found the voice many have waited for and called the sequester dumb, and while finally using this adjective to describe Republican antics is about four years late in coming, it does give one hope. Up to this point Mr. Obama has been seeking a “grand bargain” with the Republicans and the Tea Party that controls them. The reality is that he has aided in the abrogation of the “grand bargain” that we’ve long tacitly enjoyed. The ill-informed and the proudly ignorant would inhabit the margins, a vanguard protecting us from fluoridation, the United Nations, commies, aliens and most recently big government, taxation, and again, aliens. This crowd was benignly tolerated in such lunacy, and for its part never really sought or expected a seat at the table. Thus the bargain. At some point this bargain began to unravel. It was a spectacle when so many villages could afford to send their idiot to Tea Party gatherings to demand that government keep its hands off their Medicare. And the tricorn hat is a most apt symbol for a group that doesn’t know whether it is coming or going. Somehow this spectacle became the spectacular. These modern-day Know-Nothings now offered a seat at the table, seemingly as honored guests, were courted and their inanities celebrated as viable and worthy discourse. So yes, Mr. Obama should seek a grand bargain. By reviving the old one. J. S. Danielson, San Rafael

One good thing about the rise of the Tea Party—we now know these things are called ‘tricorn’ hats.

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“We did not approach them,” says Libby Pischel about how the grand jury got involved in looking at fire danger in relation to a vegetation management plan. Pischel, public information officer at the water district, recalls that members of the grand jury attended a public information meeting. “We did not know they were members of the grand jury.” Those who attended the meeting contacted district staff and asked them to present information about the management plan “to a larger group.” They didn’t say they were focusing specifically on the vegetation management plan. “They said they were looking at wildfire issues in Marin County in general.” They interviewed board members and toured the watershed. “I was quite surprised when I saw the [grand jury] document and saw that it was 100 percent focused on our plan. I had no idea that was what was coming out,” says Pischel. The grand jury report focuses on 18,900 acres of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed, which borders Lagunitas, Forest Knolls, San Geronimo, San Anselmo, Ross, Fairfax, Kentfield, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Corte Madera and Woodacre. There are 13,200 structures within one mile of the watershed boundary. “Three hundred structures are on or within 300 feet of the boundary,” according to the report. “These 13,200 structures are in imminent danger of a devastating wildfire similar to the 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm, which 9 >

PacificSun.com Poll Results The College of Marin Foundation has come under fire for using $464,000 of student program money on lawyers and consultants. Your thought? The Foundation was wise to use the funds to repair and diffuse financial crises inherited from previous boards ................................................................. 0% This is an outrage! Student program money should have been used ONLY for student programs ...47.1% As a college student who after graduation will be $464,000 in debt, I can relate to the board’s desire for that money ...............................................11.8% If this was the foundation’s way of showing students what happens when one drops out of Econ 101 and later serves on a powerful financial board, it’s friggin’ brilliant ...........................................................29.4% The funds were spent to preempt additional embarrassments for COM? Job well done! ............ 11.8% What do you think should be the new name of George Lucas’s San Anselmo park project? Weigh in with our latest poll at pacificsun.com

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Wanted: Former sewer czar Brett Richards The former manager of the Ross Valley Sanitary District has landed in the stink—as Brett Richards is facing nine felony counts filed against him this week by the Marin County District Attorney. According to DA officials, the charges against Richards allege that he “misappropriated and diverted $350,000 loaned to him as part of his compensation package.” The loan was made to Richards in 2010, expressly to be used for the $197,000-a-year sanitation czar to purchase Bay Area housing. But when reports surfaced two years later that no such purchase was on file with any county recorder in the state, Richards abruptly resigned. An eight-month investigation, say DA officials, “developed evidence that the $350,000 was moved by Brett Richards through a series of bank accounts and never utilized for its intended purpose.” So far, Richards has repaid about $12,000, or 3.5 percent of the loan—but, according to the RSVD, no payments have been received since the autumn, and correspondence has been limited to letters from Richards posted from a Florida post office. Richards hasn’t been completely silent all this time, though. His www.rossvalleysewertruth.com website, which he created apparently to expose corruption within the sanitary district, provided the former GM with a forum to vent about the RVSD board, district staff and other “key players.” The website is no longer active. Richards’ current whereabouts are unknown, according to the DA. There is a warrant out for his arrest and bail’s been set at $1,000,000. Among the charges against the skedaddling sewer superior are misappropriation of public funds, embezzlement, as well as money laundering allegations. If anyone has info on his whereabouts, call the DA at 415/473-6450 and ask for Chief Inspector Rob Guidi. British tabloid apologizes to Neal Schon Journalism lesson No. 1: Always verify statements made by an ex-husband’s former mother-in-law. That’s what the British tabloid the Daily Mail found out this month after using blog entries by Neal Schon’s former mother-in-law as a primary source for a story that alleged the Journey guitarist was a deadbeat dad. Judy Kozan issued her blog postings this January in the wake of Schon’s victory in court over Kozan’s daughter, his ex-wife Amber Schon. The former Mrs. Schon had taken him to court seeking an additional $2,700 in monthly support payments. To the disappointment of Kozan and her daughter, the Minnesota judge ruled in favor of the Marin-based musician, saying that he’d already paid Amber more than $1.3 million since the couple divorced in 2007. Unfortunately, editors at the Daily Mail didn’t take that into consideration when it sourced Kozan’s personal blog and ran its story: “Exclusive: Journey guitarist Neal Schon left ex-wife and daughters ‘so broke they can’t buy food’...but he gave Real Housewives of DC fiancée $1 million ring.” Schon, in turn, filed suit in March against Kozan and the Mail. Today the Daily Mail issued this apology and explanation: On 22 February we published an article about Journey guitarist Neal Schon and his fiancée Michaele Salahi, entitled ‘Exclusive: Journey guitarist Neal Schon left ex-wife and daughters “so broke they can’t buy food”...but he gave Real Housewives of DC fiancée $1 MILLION ring’. It claimed falsely that Mr Schon was a deadbeat dad and repeated allegations that he had neglected his exwife and two young children, leaving them in such a precarious financial position that they have no money for food or bills and that their home would have to be sold. It also reported claims that Mr Schon was a “drunk and abusive man” who had become “increasingly spiteful and vindictive” 9> using his money to bully his ex-wife and that his fiancée Michaele Salahi had turned him APRIL 12- APRIL 18, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 7


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1. From the 1950s to 2000, this large building on the Sausalito waterfront housed a research center to study the movement of water around the bay. Today it’s a free museum open to the public. What is it? 2. The fastest growing plant, which can grow up to 3 feet in one day, is what? 3. When driving Highway 101 from Eureka to Marin, you might notice that the road zigzags and crosses what river with an animal name, numerous times? 4. Pictured, top right: Before becoming a solo megastar, Beyonce Knowles sang with what group? 5. What part of the rose flower can treat colds, fever and infections, and is often used in tea? 6. What two professional sports teams, one in baseball, one in hockey, one located in New York, one in Texas, have the same team names? 7. What suspenseful 2006 Tom Hanks movie was titled after one of the greatest thinkers of all time? 8. Pictured, middle right: The bird with the best sense of smell, as well as the bird that lays the largest egg in relation to the body size, is native to New Zealand. What is it? 9. Between 1969-1973, the British music group The Who, led by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, released two rock operas, with what titles? 10. Pictured, bottom right: What military leader said an army marches on its stomach?

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VMarilyn Geary recently received an interesting call from CVS Pharmacy; however, it wasn’t about picking up a prescription. The operator connected her with Lorraine Allen, a volunteer at Friends Books on C Street in San Rafael. (This charming bookstore benefits the San Rafael Library.) Though Marilyn didn’t know Lorraine, the volunteer knew a little about her. A coin purse containing $70, but no ID, had been sitting in the bookstore’s lost and found since last December. Lorraine noticed a CVS receipt tucked in the purse and called the pharmacy to request their assistance in identifying the customer. Thanks to Lorraine’s diligent investigative work, Marilyn was finally reunited with her coin purse and cash. What did she do with her windfall? Bought books, of course.

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WTo tip, or not to tip? That is the question that will determine this week’s Zero. Joe Thibodeau of West Marin recently enjoyed a 90-minute massage at a Fairfax day spa. He paid the $100 fee in advance. When he departed, he was approached in the parking lot by the desk clerk. According to Joe, he was “shaken down” for a gratuity, and even asked what he did for a living. The massage therapist didn’t get a tip, but Joe did. He is no longer welcome at that particular hot-tub spa. We believe in tipping service providers, yet a quick scan of the spa’s website came up with zilch about tips. Require it or honor your customer’s decision. Otherwise, you’re a Zero. —Nikki Silverstein

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or all its progressive ideals and social acronym you hear a lot in this debate— consciousness, Marin is a pretty hor- NIMBY. rible place to be poor. According to An acronym for “not in my backyard,” the most recent census data, the median NIMBYism, as a term, has been around value of a home in Marin is $840,900— at least since the early ’80s, when it was more than twice the state average. That used, and possibly coined, in a Christian means, simply, that most Science Monitor report lower- to middle-class about toxic waste disposal. people who work in the Comedian George Carlin county can’t afford to live worked the term into his here. In fact, some 60 peract in the ’90s, opining, cent of Marin’s workforce “We’ve got something in commutes from elsewhere, this country, you’ve heard according to a recent Los of it, it’s called ‘NIMBY.’ Angeles Times report. That’s People don’t want anything a problem. near them—especially if it Or, at least, it is to some might help somebody else. people—like the protestPart of that great Ameriers who gathered outcan spirit of generosity side a town hall meeting we’re always told about.” in San Rafael last month. But NIMBYism, as a The meeting was about af- George Carlin on NIMBYism: ‘Part of concept, has been around fordable housing, which in that great American spirit of generosity a lot longer. People buy we’re always told about.’ Marin is both a hot-button homes, create communitopic and something of an ties and naturally want oxymoron. to protect them. And, as a report from When movie mogul George Lucas want- the Housing Assistance Council notes, ed to build a state-of-the-art film complex “NIMBYism is self-perpetuating, since one on his property in Lucas Valley, neighbors of the best ways for people to learn about squawked. So Lucas gave up and said he’d each other is to become neighbors.” build affordable housing instead...and the Most Marin homeowners would probneighbors squawked even louder. ably tell you they support the idea of Most of the objections, ostensibly, stem affordable housing in theory. And overt from Marinites’ love of open spaces. While racism and classism are rare around here. the rest of the Bay Area was giving in to But regardless of how the opposition to development, we fought to preserve our affordable housing is framed, the result is natural splendor. It’s a laudable achievethe same. If it doesn’t get built somewhere, ment, and a major reason Marin is such a it won’t exist. desirable place to live. If you can afford to. And that “somewhere” has got to be in One of the groups protesting outside the somebody’s backyard. < San Rafael meeting calls itself Concerned Encroach into Jacob’s backyard at jacobsjottings@gmail.com. Marinites to End NIMBYism. That’s an

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< 7 Say it—don’t spray it destroyed 2,900 structures and killed 25 people. The watershed is rated high or very high for fire risk by the California Department of Forestry.” Egger says he knows from firsthand experience what a wildfire on watershed land would look like. “In 1945, I was 6 years old and I was out looking at the fire that came over from Mill Valley with my dad. We took a ride out to Samuel Taylor [Park] to watch the fire. It had burned right down to Sir Francis Drake, to the pavement. It was smoldering and logs were burning. Not a fire truck in sight because the county just didn’t have a huge firefight operation in 1945. That’s changed today.” Egger says using herbicides to clear nonnative plants on the watershed in the name of fire prevention is an operation that simply isn’t needed because efficient firefighting strategies and personnel preclude a repeat of the wildfires that have in the past swept across Mt. Tam and the watershed. “With the crews we have available, the planes we have available, I have full confidence in our ability to get a handle on a fire very quickly.” But the grand jury report contradicts Egger’s position. “Previous Marin County grand juries have reported on these dangers from different perspectives,” the report states. “All of these reports dating back to the early 1990s have acknowledged the danger to property and life.” In addition to a risk assessment, the issue of what methods to use to reduce fire danger and protect the ecology of the watershed also brings to the fore that old analytic tool, the cost-benefit analysis. The invasives are spreading by about 30 acres a year despite the district’s current arsenal of removal tools (minus herbicide use). The district’s budget can’t handle total eradication, even if it were possible. According to the management plan, “the cost of full implementation would far exceed the district’s current vegetation management budget of approximately $875,000 per year....” But by using herbicides in the management toolbox, the district could stretch its dollar and get more removal punch. The water district is compiling an environmental report that looks at two main ways to control the nonnative plants that have invaded watershed land and pose, according to the district, a threat to biodiversity and present a fire danger. One approach under consideration, weed control without using herbicides, would cost about $5,600,000 a year in a battle of attrition to the invasives. A second approach, weed control with limited use of conventional herbicides, will cost about $1,600,000 a year to meet the plan’s goals. Because the district has insufficient funds to totally eradicate the invasives, the management plan lays out five zones for varying actions. Zone 1 comprises 87 percent of the watershed and is the least disturbed acreage. It includes numerous populations of rare and endangered spe-

cies of plants and animals. Protecting that habitat will become increasingly important as the effects of climate change take hold in California. The management plan calls for taking the most widespread effort to eradicate invasives in this zone, which is most removed from habitation. The zones progress down to Zone 5, a limited action zone, which is about 3 percent of the watershed. “The zone is characterized by little to no maintenance or operational activity. Ecosystem functions are degraded, invasive weeds often are the dominant plants in the area, and there are few to no rare or otherwise significant species present,” according to the plan. Because eliminating the invasives in Zone 5 would be difficult or impossible and consume valuable budget dollars, these areas would receive the least attention. Prioritizing the zones for varying levels of action will allow the district to improve the efficiency of its fuel-break system. It also will allow the district it “turn back the tide [in some areas] and protect really valuable resources,” says Janet Klein, natural resource program manager and vegetation ecologist at the district. The management plan also “sadly, identifies areas where we just don’t think we have the resources to even hold it back. That’s primarily in the Deer Park and Phoenix Lake areas of Fairfax and Ross. We don’t have the resources to make meaningful gains there to restore habitat and hold back the weeds.” The main culprits are various varieties of broom plants. According to the grand jury report, “Broom infests over 1,200 acres of the Mount Tamalpais watershed and spreads at a rate of 30 acres per year. It is a highly combustible weed that during a firestorm will spread fire to the tree canopy and lead to potentially larger and more frequent fires.” The water district used a combat plan that included herbicide use, but in 2005, the water district board called a moratorium on using herbicides to control the nonnative species. Since that time, during which the water district used hand-pulling and other non-chemical means to control broom spread, the weeds have spread to an area that equals about 210 football fields. The district says that using herbicides in its arsenal of weed control can accomplish the best result at the lowest cost. The environmental report the district is compiling will start by looking at three herbicide products in the vegetation management plan: AquaMaster, with the active ingredient glyphosate; Garlon 4 Ultra, active ingredient triclopyr; and Transline, with clopyralid as its active ingredient. In addition, the environmental report will look at the efficacy and effects of what are called surfactants, which promote the uptake of an active ingredient like glyphosate into plant leaves, including Competitor and Sylgard 309 surfactants; and assess three organic herbicides, Scythe, Matran and acetic acid (vinegar). “It’s possible that alternative chemicals might be proposed,” says Klein.

After a scoping meeting in the fall, an initial step in the environmental report process, the district received comments from the public about what should be included in the environmental report. Because of the large number of comments and suggestions during the process, the environmental report, which will include responses to the comments, won’t be ready until late fall or winter. The chemical that receives the most attention from critics is glyphosate, originally introduced to the world by Monsanto. It’s now the most-used herbicide in the world. “Glyphosate is effective on many different plants,” says Klein. “It has a lower toxic profile than most other synthetically manufactured herbicides. It’s not completely without risk, but it has less risk” than many other herbicide formulations. Critics of using glyphosate on water district land say they don’t buy the seal of approval that the grand jury report—and the water district—has stamped on its use. The grand jury took note of the opposition in a left-handed sort of way: “some community activists refuse to consider any information showing that a managed application of herbicides approved by the EPA can be used in any form. Decisions concerning the use of herbicides to control fuel load on MMWD lands should be based entirely on science, economics and the broad public welfare.” Critics of herbicide use point to numerous studies that show negative effects from the use of glyphosate on humans and animals. But Klein says there isn’t compelling evidence to absolutely prove that glyphosate poses a danger if it is used with caution. That’s essentially what the EPA says. But Egger counters that the EPA assessment comes from chemical manufacturers, not from independent scientists. It’s fair to say that the jury is still out, at least to some extent. The EPA is conducting an investigation to re-register glyphosate, which will be

completed in 2015. Re-registration is a routine process that takes place every 15 years. Critics of using herbicides say the district should wait until that study is complete. “We have a responsibility to protect the watershed,” says Pischel, “and we need to keep moving. If information comes, we will of course consider it, but we can’t delay.” Bill Rothman, a staunch critic of herbicide use on the watershed, says the grand jury took a superficial look at the issues. He says the grand jury failed to assess the true toxicity of the proposed herbicides. For instance, he says that glyphosate persists in the environment for a long time. He points to a study that shows that the chemical remained potent three months after application. But Klein points out that glyphosate remains potent only on plants that are alive. And the kill rate for the application is about 99 percent. In addition, a dye will be sprayed that will show workers where the chemical has landed. The district is compiling a full risk assessment study to round out the investigation into possible herbicide use on the watershed. But Ginger Souders-Mason, director of the Pesticide Free Zone, says the district—and Marin residents—would be better served if the district embarked on a multi-prong strategy “so you don’t need the application of herbicides.” A multi-prong strategy is just what the district is proposing. But to the consternation of critics, one of the prongs is the use of herbicides. “At a philosophical level, I am right there with them,” says Klein. “I am opposed to using herbicides on the watershed. I live in Marin. My children have grown up here. At a personal level, I appreciate the degree of scrutiny that is taking place in the district. If this decision is going to be made, it is going to be made well, with a maximum attention to safety.” < Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com.

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Suspect eludes Sheriff in West Marin manhunt Law enforcement agencies from Marin and Sonoma counties suspended their search April 5 for a man suspected of stealing a vehicle, threatening an officer and fleeing authorities through several West Marin communities. An “incident command post” was established in Woodacre, and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office reports that about two dozen officers from a variety of agencies participated in the search. As of this writing, the suspect remains at large; investigators think he may have slipped away after stealing a dark blue 2009 Toyota Highlander from a West Marin residence. Here’s what we know: At approximately 6am April 5, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department began to investigate an auto theft report in Windsor. They tracked the vehicle, a darkcolored GMC SUV, into the Petaluma area. Law enforcement officials attempted to contact the suspect and were threatened by the man. A Taser was used in an attempt to subdue the suspect, but he fled in the vehicle. The suspect headed west on Petaluma-Point Reyes Road into West Marin and was spotted by a Marin County Sheriff’s deputy near Nicasio Reservoir. A short pursuit took place before the deputy lost sight of the suspect vehicle. More officers were called in as the suspect was tracked via the OnStar system equipped on the vehicle. The man drove through Point Reyes Station, Olema and Bolinas before heading back east on Fairfax-Bolinas Road into the town of Fairfax. Later in the morning, the suspect left the vehicle in Woodacre and continued on foot. APRIL 12- APRIL 18, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 9


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was always political,â&#x20AC;? says Ronnie series of concerts and they still remain close. Gilbert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a political child,â&#x20AC;? she Gilbert recorded three albums on Nearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emphasizes, leaning forward from record label, and the two toured together her Barcalounger in a comfortable room with Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Their overlooking willow trees and a part of the voices are preserved on Appleseedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s H.A.R.P.: Richardson Bay marsh. The political child, A Time to Sing. whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;soaring contraltoâ&#x20AC;? was discovered in In 2004, Gilbert married Donna Korones high school, grew up in New York City. Her in San Francisco, when then-Mayor Gavin singing for peace and freeNewsom legalized samedom started in 1947 when sex marriage. The couple she and Pete Seeger, along has since divorced but with Fred Hellerman and remain close. Korones, the the late Lee Hayes, formed manager for Holly Nearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Weavers, singing tracurrent tour, visits Gilbert ditional and newly comoften at The Redwoods posed folk songs. retirement community in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pete had just come out Mill Valley. of the Army after World Gilbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career was War II and he dreamed of lauded in the 1982 PBS getting Americans to sing documentary, The WeavAmerican folk songs,â&#x20AC;? Gil- The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;political childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is now a political granders, Wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t That a Time! mother. bert, 86, says. The Weavers recorded at Carnegie Hall started a folk music revival in 1980. One might ask, in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s and early â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s, paving the way isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t this a time, with the Supreme Court (at for Peter, Paul and Mary, the Kingston Trio this writing) struggling with equal marriage and Bob Dylan. The Weaversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; popular hits included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goodnight, Irene,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Top of Old laws and the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I spent most of my career with younger Smokeyâ&#x20AC;? and the still-popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Land Is people and here I am in retirement spending Your Land.â&#x20AC;? (You can hear it live on Friday time with my geriatric peers,â&#x20AC;? Gilbert says. afternoons when Seniors for Peace sing on â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I love it! Everybody has a story. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve the corner of Miller Avenue and Camino all have had such interesting lives.â&#x20AC;? Alto in Mill Valley from 4 to 5pm.) Always political, the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy era. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care,â&#x20AC;? Gilbert says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they came to our performances anyway.â&#x20AC;? Eventually touring ended and after the Weavers broke up in 1964, Gilbert went on to a solo career, recording albums, and acting and singing on- and off-Broadway. She then earned an M.A. in clinical psychology and moved to British Columbia, where she worked while involving herself in theater. Along the way she married, had a daughter, and now has a granddaughter who lives in Mendocino. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish I could see them more often,â&#x20AC;? Gilbert says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved performing, loved to sing for audiences,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t what I miss the most. I miss being involved in theater. Theater director Joe Chaikin and I created â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;collage theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in New York City. We created The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy era, but performance out of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poetry. It was called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the public didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care,â&#x20AC;? says Gilbert. the Open Theater and later the Winter Project. While I was living in British Columbia as Still a Voice for Peace a therapist, I started another theater, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Ronnie Gilbert is a member of the board go back and forth, performing in Greenwich of directors of Jewish Voice for Peace, an Village, B.C. and Europe with Chaikin.â&#x20AC;? organization dedicated to achieving a Gilbert has had illustrious performing solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict partnersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie and that provides for independence, equality composer Adrienne Torf. It was Near who and peaceful co-existence. brought her out of retirement in 1983 with a DONNA KORONES

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You can’t judge a book by its cover—but you can certainly judge an album, says Eric Christensen

Christensen pulls out the Steve Miller Band's psychedelic 'Children of the Future' album from an LP collection numbering in the thousands.

“I saw [John Lennon] as a cardboard cutout on an album cover.” —Mark David Chapman

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ome people take album covers very seriously. Mill Valley filmmaker Eric Christensen counts himself among them. From such beloved covers as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Velvet Underground & Nico to the craftily created controversies of Mom’s Apple Pie and Blind Faith, the shot on the cardboard covering an LP has sometimes been as memorable—or more so—than the music on the vinyl.

To that, Christensen would wholeheartmusic, I have a great collection of art.” edly agree. Like many music obsessives, Christensen Christensen and his love of music came for years owned pristine prints of Warhol, of age in the 1950s—just at the time when Crumb, Leibovitz and dozens of other galleryalbum covers were becoming more than quality artists—all stacked like pancakes on merely a grinning headshot and a name on his record shelves. a label. As a kid, he had a knack for winning But as the age of the LP waned and CDs records from KYA radio contests and gleantook over the market, nostalgia for the ing leftover 45s from temp jobs at loplus-sized images of album cover cal record companies. Before he art emerged in American pop knew it, Christensen had amassed culture—turning all the more by a collection of 1,500 singles and frenzied when the all-but-imageJason 10,000 albums. less digital-download revolution WALSH Eventually, he realized, “Not came to dominate the industry. only do I have great collection of A self-described “vinyl purist,”

Christensen was none-too impressed by the small art provided by CDs, and downright annoyed by the “sociological change from the album to digital download.” “In the late ’60s early ’70s I’d get promo albums and you’d pass it around and listen— it’s a communal experience. It’s sharing,” says Christensen. “True of books and music, the way we consume info now has profound changes. I’m still a person who likes to hold a book in their hand and not a tablet.” He also likes to hold a movie camera. After a career as a radio and television producer at KGO, the 64-year-old has melded his love for audio with his talent for visuals into a 12> APRIL 12 - APRIL 18, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 11


Bob Seidemann's image for 'Blind Faith' is perhaps the most famous 'controversial' album cover.

No one remembers the music, but few got over what was depicted in the slice of 'Mom's Apple Pie.'

promising gig as a documentary filmmaker. His 2007 debut, The Trips Festival, brought to life one of the seminal events of the ’60s—and his latest, The Cover Story, is an ode to the album artwork that can often define a record before a single note is played. We asked him what the big deal is about Jagger’s zipper, Warhol’s banana and the Beatles’ creative play with dolls...   

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What makes a great album cover? Concept, boldness and giving some sort of clue to what is in the grooves. Jim Flora's 1947 illustration for 'Louis Armstrong's Hot 5' was like a visual representation of the bebop era.

From Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley to Victor Moscoso and Ethan Russell, Marin’s been home to some of the alltime great album artists. Is it, er, something in the air? As the creative scene that began in San

Francisco—first with the Beats in North Beach, then with the hippies in the Haight Ashbury—changed, as what I call the “vicarious” people came—those who just came and wanted to look the part and experience what

the artistic people started—the scene dissolved and many of us moved to Marin. This also coincided with a “back to nature” and a more organic lifestyle that many of the artists craved.

Jacket required Eric comments on some of rock 'n' roll's most famous covers: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band One of the greatest of all time, we all spent hours looking at it while listening to the groundbreaking music.

London Calling One of the iconic images that screamed Punk.

John and Yoko: Two Virgins A bold statement of putting it all out there and not caring what others would think.

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Nevermind One of the great covers of all time, it was an image that the viewer could interpret in many different ways.

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan It made you wish you were in Greenwhich Village during the early sixties.

Sticky Fingers How can you miss with the combination of Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger and a zipper.

The Velvet Underground and Nico Another Warhol classic, as Warhol did with the Campbell's Soup can, he changed the way we all looked at bananas.

You talk about how album covers are the late 20th century’s Renoirs, Picassos, etc. But can an album cover truly be disassociated from its music source? Or to put it another way, how interesting is Alton Kelley/Stanley Mouse’s the “kid with the ice cream cone” if it weren’t on the back of the Dead’s Europe ‘72? When people 100 years from now look back to the artwork that would explain the ’60s they will focus on Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso and Rick Griffin as the artists who represented the era, just as Picasso and Renoir now stand out representing their era. Their work would stand out apart from the music, but the fact their art represented the music with a visual component forever links them with the soundtrack of our lives. Your movie features many notable musicians—from Elvis Costello and members of the Dead, to Carlos Santana and Yoko Ono. Was there anyone you’d tried to get an interview with, but couldn’t? My greatest regret was not getting Joni Mitchell to appear on camera in the documentary. She of course is mentioned and others talk about her, but I was particularly interested in recording artists who do the graphics for their own albums. I’m amazed at anyone who has those multi-faceted talents, and to me both musically and artistically, Joni Mitchell is one of the best. She was contacted by me and other friends of hers, but politely declined to appear on camera. Name a couple of your personal favorite album covers. Jim Flora’s fantastic drawing of Louis Armstrong for his 1947 album Hot Five Volume 2; Flora’s graphic images were the visual representation of the bebop era and Flora’s style influenced many artists that followed. Bob Seidemann’s photo of Mariora Goschen for the Blind Faith album, a controversial cover that couldn’t have been done in the years before the late ’60s, and couldn’t have been done after. Seidemann always pushed the envelope and his execution of concept is still amazing to me. The story behind this cover is the centerpiece of my documentary. Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake by Mick Swan for the Small Faces, simply elegant. 14>


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Yoko Ono’s 1981 album Season of Glass features John Lennon’s blood-stained glasses on the cover, and was released within six months of his tragic murder. Do you think the criticism she took, and still takes, for that is warranted? Yoko’s talking about that powerful cover was one of the most powerful moments in my film. I didn’t bring up the topic out of respect for Yoko, but she brought it up and The Blind Faith cover is probably more wanted to talk about it. She is a true artist famous than the music on the album. who doesn’t censor herself. She says it was her How much of that is because it’s a wonexperience, she was there, and wanted that derful image versus the idea that it’s an 11-year-old girl holding a phallic-looking image to express what she felt about the event. Why would anyone criticize that? But Yoko hood ornament? Blind Faith was the first supergroup and the sometimes is a lightning rod for criticism. I combination of Eric Clapton and Steve Win- have the utmost respect for her as an artist, a humanitarian and a great collaborator with wood produced some music that John Lennon. Many don’t still sounds great today, but you know, but I point out in the may have a point about the cover COMING SOON film, the song “Imagine” being more famous. Seidemann The Cover Story— has its roots in a 1963 poem wanted a virgin on the cover. Album Art screens April 13, Clapton said he didn’t know any, 9pm at the Sonoma International Film Yoko wrote. but he found an 11-year-old girl Festival; www.sonomafilmfest.org. If you were releasing whose progressive parents let her April 15, 7pm, Rafael Film Center an album, which of the pose topless. It was a Chevy hood (Eric Christensen in person), 1118 artists featured in your ornament she was holding, but Fourth St., San Rafael; cafilm.org. film would you ask to many thought it a sexual image; illustrate/photograph perhaps it’s in the eye of the bethe cover? holder, to me it was provocative

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I looked up McGowan’s number in the phonebook, called him up and invited him to see a movie. The film was Joe Dante’s Matinee, released Jan. 28, 1993, a film about a 1960s horror film director (played by John Goodman) who debuts his new “Atomovision” fright-flick in a small Florida town in October 1962, smack in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The impulse to invite McGowan, who I’d never met, to see Matinee, came after reading a review of the film in the Marin IJ, where I worked at the time as a paste-up artist in the production department. On the same page was an interview with McGowan, who’d just opened an exhibition at the Falkirk Mansion, turning the upstairs gallery into a kind of miniature Unknown Museum, featuring piles of Lincoln Logs, stacks of classic board games (Candy Land, Mystery Date, Cootie), and—in the section of the exhibit known as The Boys Room—countless Wolfman movie models, Frankenstein masks, Creature of the Black Lagoon figurines and other paraphernalia from the golden age of monster movies. As I read the two articles, I muttered to my wife, Susan, “Wouldn’t it be fun to see this movie with this guy?” To which Susan replied, “Well, give him a call.” I did. Despite the fact that I was a total stranger, inviting him out on a movie date, McGowan said yes, and one week later, Susan and I met Mickey and his wife, Finnlandia, at the movie theater, and watched Matinee. Afterwards, on a hunch that I was on to something, I tape-recorded our postfilm conversation—I hadn’t technically coined the phrase yet—and was delightfully surprised at how rich, insightful, funny and tangential our 90-minute conversation proved to be. As I said to Susan, driving away from Bogie’s Cafe—where our foursome met after the film—”I think I’m going to have to do more of these.” And that’s how Talking Pictures was born. Since that day, I’ve discussed hundreds of movies with nearly 900 people. My guests have included artists, authors, musicians, actors, scientists, doctors, chefs, filmmakers, explorers, veterinarians, comedians, cartoonists, psychologists, surgeons, circus clowns, directors, radio hosts, ex-cons, exhookers, ex-ministers and various members of my own family. I saw Clint Eastwood’s In the Line of Fire with writer Sam Keen (men’s movement leader and author of Fire in the Belly), saw the WWII flick Paradise Road with singer Joan Baez (and taught her how to sing the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” to the tune of “Gilligan’s Island”) and saw the suburban teen comedy Dazed and Confused

‘Matinee,’ a movie about going to the movies, was a sublime choice for the “Talking Pictures’ debut.

with monologist Josh Kornbluth, who grew and Jackie, the real-life story of musician up in New York, leading him to give me sisters Hilary and Jacqueline du Pré. Our one of my first great leading lines: “Are the discussion delved deep, covering everything suburbs really that f--ked up?” from her lifelong pursuit of perfection, to I drove to Reno to take the campy cowboy the question of whether happiness can be band Riders in the Sky to see Mel Gibson’s achieved through effort, to the notion that Maverick, flew to North Carolina to discuss it is how we love that matters, and not our The Zapruder Film—footage of JFK’s assasso-called accomplishments. sination—with novelist Walter Mosley, and “In the end, life will strip you of all aceven visited the notorious madam and social complishments. It will!” Hirshfield obactivist Heidi Fleiss at her Hollywood Hills served. “Life strips everybody of all their home to watch a DVD of the 1970s sex-farce accomplishments, some sooner than others. Shampoo. Nobody dies with their accomplishments. The most memorable conversations, I You simply die with your heart.” quickly found, were those in which the postAfter 20 years of such conversations, my film conversation strayed far from the details columns having been read in papers and on of the movie I watched with my guests. websites all over the world, it’s time to return When I took comedian/actor Tommy to the beginning, to the movie and the guest Smothers, along with author/actor Don No- who started it all. vello (Father Guido Sarducci) to see Bee SeaOn Thursday, April 18, I’ll be hosting a son, about a girl channeling screening of a rare 35-milsupernatural powers to win limeter print of Joe Dante’s spelling bees, the two friends Matinee at the Christopher COMING SOON confessed to being lifelong B. Smith Rafael Film Center. Talking Pictures’ 20th dyslexics, terrorized in After the film, I’ll be joined anniversary—with David hosting a screening of Matichildhood by the rigid struconstage for a massive postnee—is at the Christopher B. ture of words and spelling. film conversation by several Smith Rafael Film Center, That conversation inof my favorite film-loving April 18, 7pm. Tickets $10.75. cluded Novello’s classic line: guests over the years, with a “Spelling is a form of fasspecific focus, it seems, on cism—and spelling bees are some of the comedians I’ve fascist exercises. Those who can’t spell, those seen films with. My guests will include Reed who can’t quote the party line, are metaphori- Martin, of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, comedian Geoff Bolt (of Carl & Karl cally taken out and shot.” After seeing Titanic with German novelist fame), unpredictable stand-up comic Arthur Gaus—and a few surprises. Bernhard Schlink (author of The Reader), Today, though, I’m reminiscing with he stunned me, deeply moved by the film, McGowan. though not the story of Leo and Rose and Since kicking off my little project, he and I the sinking of the ship. What shook Schlink have seen nearly a dozen films together, and were the scenes of people dying slowly in become friends in the process. the freezing water while half-empty boats “Not all of those movies, I recall, were floated not far off, people in them too afraid very good movies,” McGowan laughs, “and of being swamped to risk saving the lives of the victims dying all around them. It was just you always seem to peg me as the guy to take like Germany during the Third Reich, my to movies based on old TV shows—but the guest sadly suggested. films are not really what I remember. The “They floated in the dark, listening to the conversations are always great experiences. screams,” Schlink observed, “just as people “A good post-film conversation,” he conin my country stood by and let millions of tinues, “always goes off in directions nobody people be sent to their death. Doing nothing. would have expected. And your reader goes Saying nothing.” with you on those tangents. Maybe there’s One of my all-time favorite conversations, a short attention span element to it. That’s one that came dangerously close to rating as the world we live in now, isn’t it? A short an “ultimate,” was the time I took Mill Valley attention-span world, where everything is a poet Jane Hirshfield to see the film Hilary tangent.


“And now we have cell phones that do all of these additional things, making tangents a constant possibility. I was out talking with one of my neighbors, and he was watching an episode of Star Trek on his iPhone. We’re the first generation to be able to watch movies wherever we go. I was in the first generation of people who were able to own our own movies, on VHS, right, before the invention of DVDs. Before that, you had to go to the theaters, or wait for the movie you love to be broadcast on television. But now we can see movies 24/7, any movie we want—even on our phones.”

THAT TV GUY ››FRIDAY, APRIL 12 HGTV Smart Home 2013 This year’s smart home is packed with technology to automate lighting, cleaning, heating and maintenance. Just don’t ask the house to open the pod bay door for you. It can’t do that, Dave. HGTV. 7pm. Da Vinci’s Demons A new series follows the early life of Leonardo da Vinci when he was developing simple gear mechanisms and still used a Blackberry. Starz. 10pm. The Sex Show Porn addiction is the topic of tonight’s show, which you are probably going to miss because you’re too busy downloading porn. LOGO. 11pm.

McGowan has just demonstrated a classic Talking Pictures tangent. We started out talking about Matinee, and ended up on iPhones. Before leaving McGowan’s studio, I take a moment to thank him for agreeing to take a chance on a stranger’s invitation, all those years ago, and see Matinee that sunny afternoon in 1993. As it turns out, when I called him that day, he’d already seen the film once, but agreed to meet me anyway. “Hey,” he laughs, “it has monsters, giant insects, atomic bombs in the desert and kids who loved movies. I’d have seen it again in a second!” < by Rick Polito

Defiance In this new science fiction series, a race of aliens seeking refuge on Earth triggers a planetary cataclysm that changes the surface of the Earth and mutates animals into frightening and fantastic creatures. That happened to us once, in the parking lot at a Grateful Dead concert. SyFy. 9pm. Castle Large footprints near a murder scene suggest the presence of a bigfoot creature, which, at the very least, should make for an entertaining police lineup. ABC. 10pm.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 License to Wed A couple enters a program to determine if they are emotionally prepared to get married. We’re not sure what the deciding factor is but having a Y chromosome and the latest Xbox console might rule you out. (2007) Hallmark Channel. 6pm. Bet On Your Baby In this new game show, parents predict how their children will perform in various playroom challenges. We were shocked by the concept until we learned The young Da Vinci, back when they are toddlers, not babies. he was still designing with That makes everything OK. QuarkXPress, Friday at 10. ABC. 8pm. SUNDAY, APRIL 14 Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight Footage of people jumping off alpine peaks wearing “wing suits” that allow them to glide like birds. Don’t watch with this with your children unless you are willing to hide all your bed sheets and duct tape for the next month. KQED PBS. 7pm. Naked Castaway A nude man is dropped off on a remote island where he must survive for 60 days and find his own food, water, shelter and, hopefully, sunscreen. Discovery Channel. 8pm. 2013 MTV Movie Awards It’s like the Oscars but half the nominees are digitally rendered superheroes. MTV. 9pm. MONDAY, APRIL 15 Oh Sit! It’s an obstacle-based game show like Wipeout, but if it’s successful, producers have plans for “Sit Happens,”“Tough Sit” and “Sit Out of Luck.” CW. 8pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Deep South Paranormal Ghosts in the Deep South are just like anywhere else, but “Boo!” is three syllables. SyFy. 6pm. Capitalism: A Love Story Michael Moore promotes the kind of enterprise and ingenuity that gave America the happiest and most satisfied workforce on the planet! (2009) Current. 7pm. Bizarre Foods America When you think about it, that package of Cheetos with the 300word ingredient list is the real “bizarre.” Travel Channel. 8pm.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 G-Force Possibly the best secret agent guinea pig movie ever made. (2009) Disney Channel. 8pm. Guts with Michael Mosley A tour of the human digestive tract, a complex system of bacteria and enzymatic processing that scientists have recently discovered is “totally gross.” KQED PBS. 10pm. THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Prometheus Ridley Scott, maker of the original Alien film waited 33 years to disappoint everybody. If he even utters the words “Blade Runner sequel,” an elite squad of comic-book store commandos has vowed to kidnap him and secure him in an isolated holding facility. (2012) HBO. 9:45pm. The Killer Speaks Real-life murderers recount their crimes step-by-step. You should be reported to local authorities for even thinking about watching this. A&E. 10pm. < Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com.

››THEATER

‘Whipping Man’delivers a thrashing Civil War-era play powerful, but leaves one feeling a bit flogged... by Charles Brousse

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ccording to Theatre Communications Group, a national service organization for nonprofits, Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man was among the top three plays in number of productions across the country last year. Now it’s on the boards at Marin Theatre Company in a cooperative venture with Virginia Stage and San Francisco’s Lorraine Hansberrry Theatre, giving local audiences an opportunity to see what all The Confederacy doesn’t have a leg to stand on in ‘The the shouting is about. Whipping Man.’ First, the good news. In contrast with the frivolous content of many new plays that are Simon’s wife, Lizbeth, and their daughter making the rounds these days, The Whipping Sarah after they fled Richmond under the Man is concerned with serious issues. It also guardianship of Caleb’s father? Finally, offers three meaty roles for MTC’s excepwhat impact does the fact that both the tional cast. DeLeons and their former slaves are pracThe time is April 13, 1865, the place a battle- ticing Jews have? scarred ruin of a mansion on the outskirts of Guided by MTC’s artistic director Jasson Richmond, Virginia (nicely rendered by MTC Minadakis, who premiered the play in Richscenic designer Kat Conley and made even mond before moving it to Marin, MTC’s acgloomier by Ben Wilhelm’s chiaroscuro light- tors attack this formidable mound of mateing). It’s a stormy night, with lightning flashes rial with both gusto and abundant craft. Save and ground-shaking thunder, as wounded Ca- for a bit of hyperbolic excess while sermonleb DeLeon, son of the house’s absentee owner izing on the over-long second act Seder, L. and a member of the Confederate Army that Peter Callender provides a solid anchor as he has just been defeated by invading Yankees, embodies the fears and hopes of a race that staggers in and promptly collapses. The noise is transitioning from servitude to freedom. alerts Simon, the household’s former senior Nicholas Pelczar’s Caleb slave who, having been captures the uncertainfreed by President Linties of a Southern white NOW PLAYING coln’s Emancipation who must cope with Proclamation, is now The Whipping Man runs through both defeat and a class April 28 at the Marin Theatre protecting the property system turned upside Company, 397 Miller Ave., pending the elder Dedown. Tobie Windham Mill Valley. Information: 415/388Leon’s return and promis strong as the irascible, 5208 or marintheatre.org. ised payment. Next to hot-tempered John. arrive is John, a young Where The Whipping former slave who is also Man falters is the auon the run for unexplained reasons. Together, thor’s jamming of too many coincidences, the two black men—assisted by a bottle of mysteries and plot twists into a play that whiskey whose contents serve as both a disin- would probably have been more satisfying fectant and, when consumed, a feeble replace- if it had simply centered around post-Civil ment for more effective anesthetics—proceed War race relations within a typical wealthy to remove the gangrenous lower portion of Southern family. Instead, we get a Passover Caleb’s right leg with a hand saw. Seder in which everyone piously particiSpeaking theatrically, it’s a truly stunning pates despite the chaos swirling around way to start a play, one that rightfully elicits them—and also despite the fact that Jews an audible gasp from the audience. As Caleb’s are estimated to have been less than 1 perscreams end and healing begins, Lopez raises cent of plantation owners and there is no one salient question after another. How will historical evidence of their slaves convertthis disparate trio physically survive amid the ing to Judaism. Young playwrights are Confederacy’s ruins? What are their relationnotorious for distrusting their material, ship boundaries now that black and white causing them to offer one “sticky point” are officially equal? Who are Caleb and John after another in hopes that something will trying to escape from, and why? What future work. In Lopez’s case, there is a chain of can emancipated slaves aspire to? Do past insensational revelations right up to the final justices warrant payback or forgiveness? Why minute. On opening night at MTC, the was John given special privileges as a boy? approach found considerable favor, but for How did President Lincoln’s assassination the me it was a case of “Enough, already.” < day after Caleb’s arrival affect their thinking Charles Brousse can be reached at cbrousse@juno.com. about the future? What really happened to APRIL 12 - APRIL 18, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 19


›› MUSiC

Hugh Masekela grazes back into Marin South African trumpeter and activist brings his township bop to Marin Center by G re g Cahill

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know San Rafael very well from to become one of the best-selling pop my flower-child days,” says South instrumentals of all time. African trumpet legend, comIn a homecoming of sorts, Masekela poser, bandleader, author and political will perform April 27 at the Marin Center activist Hugh Masekela. “Sure, and Mill in San Rafael. Valley and Sausalito and, what do you call The 73-year-old musician, born in it, Bolinas. I used to play Kwa-Guqa Township, Witat concerts and anti-Vietbank, South Africa, played COMING SOON nam War demonstrations music from childhood. Hugh Masekela performs on Mt. Tamalpais. I know Watching actor Kirk DougSaturday, April 27, at the the area very well. las in the 1950 film Young Marin Veterans’ Memorial “I have very many Man With a Horn, a biogAuditorium in San Rafael. pleasant hallucinaraphy of jazz cornetist Bix $20-$40. 415/499-6800. tory memories about Beiderbecke, sparked his [Marin],” he adds with a interest in the instrument. hearty laugh. Masekela was later given his It may shock some to know that first trumpet by anti-apartheid activist Masekela, a prominent anti-apartheid Father Trevor Huddleston. Masekela later activist, frolicked on Mt. Tam with Blue toured South Africa and England with Cheer and Big Brother at the 1967 pot such politically active countrymen as celebration known as Festival of Growsinger Miriam Makeba and pianist Dollar ing Things. But, then again, Masekela did Brand. After the bloody Sharpville masgain worldwide fame for blowing life into sacre, which prompted South African authe carefree melody of 1968’s “Grazing in thorities to ban gatherings of 10 or more the Grass,” which sold 4 million copies blacks, Masekela went into self-exile in

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London. He studied at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and befriended calypso singer and civil-rights activist Harry Belafonte. In 1967, he scored a Top 20 hit with a jazz-pop cover of the Fifth Dimension’s confection “Up, Up and Away.” That same year he joined Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin and other rock elite at the landmark Monterey Pop Festival, leading a hard-driving, funk- and jazz-grooving Afro-pop band that was far removed from his pop image. In the hit single “Monterey,” a psychedelic tribute to the fest, Animals singer Eric Burdon paid homage to the heavily African-influenced performance noting, “Hugh Mas-e-ke-la’s music was black...as...night.” “I had graduated from the Whiskey A-Go-Go,” Masekela explains, during a cell phone interview from a noisy tour bus driving from Detroit to Atlanta. “I already had a big rock following because of my friendships with David Crosby and Steve Stills and all of those people

[Masekela’s trumpet can be heard on the Byrds’ “So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star”]. The audience just kept increasing.” But the success of “Grazing in the Grass,” which knocked the Rolling Stones’ “Jumping Jack Flash” out of the top spot on the Billboard singles chart, caught the classically trained trumpeter by surprise. “It was a big hit—a phenomenal song. It definitely wasn’ t planned,” he says with a laugh. “I was young and to a certain extent reckless, and it put me smack dab into a world I didn’t know. “Certainly, it brought me a major audience all over the world.” Though the U.S. hits eventually dried up, Masekela continued to tour and record, refining his “township bop” and releasing the highly regarded 1972 jazz album Home Is Where the Music Is and 1975’s underrated The Boy’s Doin’ It, an electrifying blend of jazz, funk and Afro-pop. He regained international acclaim with 1987’s “Bring Him Back Home,” a defiant plea for the release of South African political prisoner Nelson Mandela. The song came to Masekela after Mandela sent a birthday greeting from his prison cell on Robben Island off the Cape mainland. “I was living in Botswana and he was encouraging me in everything I was doing,” he marvels. “I was blown away that somebody who had been in prison so long could think about someone on the outside. “I went to the piano and started singing the song—it just came to me. My wife walked up to me and said, ‘I don’t know that song. When did you write it?’ I told her, ‘I didn’t write it—Nelson Mandela just sent it to me.’” Following Mandela’s 1990 release, the song was used as the theme for the human rights icon’s world lecture tour. Masekela’s friendship with Mandela extends back to his childhood. Mandela and his then-wife, Winnie, had known Masekela’s family long before Mandela’s involvement in the anti-apartheid campaign. Masekela’s mother helped train Winnie as a social worker and the couples socialized frequently and maintained close contact. Masekela’s sister, Barbara, served as Mandela’s chief of staff from the time of his release from jail until 1994 when he became president of South Africa. As president, Mandela, a former ballroom dancer, often invited Hugh Masekela and other artists to lunch. “He liked to talk about the old days,” Masekela 24 >


MOViES

N New Movies This Week

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F R I D AY A P R I L 1 2 — T H U R S D AY A P R I L 1 8 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af for d Admission (1:57) The straitlaced world of challenging odyssey: navigating across the Princeton admissions officer Tina Fey goes ker- Pacific in a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan blooey when the kid she gave up for adoption and a Bengal tiger. O Matinee (1:39) Joe Dante’s homage to years ago reappears as one of her applicants. O The Call (1:35) 911 operator Halle Berry’s early-’60s schlock moviemaking stars John emergency call from freshly abducted Abigail Goddard as a B-movie showman stuck in Breslin plunges her into a disturbing confronta- Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis. O Olympus Has Fallen (2:00) Secret service tion with her violent past. O The Company You Keep (2:05) Robert agent Gerard Butler gets all heroic when the Redford directs and stars as a former Weather President and the White House are seized by Underground radical who has to take it on the terrorists; Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman lam when his past is revealed; Julie Christie costar. O On the Road (2:05) Jack Kerouac’s iconic Beat costars. O The Cover Story: Album Art (1:51) Eric novel hits the big screen at last with Sam Riley Christensen’s documentary looks at the lost and Garret Hedlund as Sal Paradise and Dean art and lively history of the 12-inch LP album Moriarty, the coolest cats to ever cross the wide cover; Elvis Costello, Bob Weir, Huey Lewis and expanse of the American continent. O Orchestra of Exiles (1:25) Gripping many others share insights. O The Croods (1:31) Dazdocumentary about zling animation highBronislaw Huberman, lights the story of a prethe man who smuggled historic family emerga thousand Jewish ing from their cave to musicians out of Nazibehold the wide world; dominated Europe and Emma Stone and Nic helped found the Israel Cage vocalize. Philharmonic. O Emperor (1:38) HisO Oz: The Great and Powerful (2:07) torical drama about the Fantastical Sam Raimi U.S. Army’s postwar ocprequel about the young cupation of Japan and wizard’s arrival in Oz the looming fate of Emperor Hirohito; Tommy Vincent Rottiers and Christa Theret get all Post-Impres- stars Michelle Williams as Glinda and James Lee Jones stars as Doug- sionist in ‘Renoir,’ opening Friday at the Rafael. Franco in the title role. las MacArthur. O Evil Dead (1:31) Remake of the 1981 horror O The Place Beyond the Pines (2:20) Stunt flick finds five (sexy) friends in a (remote) cabin man-turned-car mechanic Ryan Gosling locks beleaguered by (demonic) forces from the surhorns with rookie cop Bradley Cooper when he rounding woods. turns to a life of crime to support his family. O 56 Up (2:24) Michael Apted’s acclaimed O Quartet (1:38) The cozy elegance of a retired ongoing documentary series, checking in on 14 musicians’ home is torn asunder when an exdisparate Britons every seven years, is back, this wife/diva arrives to open old wounds; Dustin time examining Apted’s diverse subjects at the Hoffman directs Maggie Smith, Tom Courteage of 56. nay and Michael Gambon. O 42 Biopic of the great Jackie Robinson, the O Renoir (1:51) Sumptuous French period Brooklyn Dodger who broke baseball’s color drama about the relationship between painter line in 1947; Chadwick Boseman stars. Pierre-Auguste, his future-filmmaker son Jean O From Up on Poppy Hill (1:31) Animated and their mutual muse, a lovely young model. O The Sapphires (1:43) Four hip young MoJapanese romance about two teens falling in town-era Australian aborigines find themselves love on the eve of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. O The Gatekeepers (1:41) Thought-provoking in war-torn Vietnam entertaining the troops! O Scary Movie 5 (1:25) Yet another horror-flick documentary features six former heads of the parody, this one about a young couple with a Israeli Secret Service discussing their mixed downright spooky newborn. feelings about the agency’s often controversial O Tiburon International Film Festival The counterterrorism methods. O G.I. Joe: Retaliation (1:50) Dogfaces Flint, 12th annual fest offers nine days’ worth of Snake Eyes and Lady Jaye take on arch-enemy seminars, parties, in-person tributes and films Cobra and—egad—their own government! from around the globe. Call 251-8433 or O Ginger & Rosa (1:30) British period drama visit tiburonfilmfestival.com for schedule and about the complex relationship between two showtimes. O Trance (1:41) Danny Boyle thriller about a inseparable teenage girls; Sally Potter directs. O The Host (2:05) Extraterrestrial bodysnatchthief who heists a Goya but can’t remember ers meet their match in plucky homo sapiens where he hid it and resorts to hypnotherapy to Saoirse Ronan; William Hurt plays Unca Jeb. recover the swag. O Jurassic Park 3D (2:07) Spielberg adds O Tyler Perry’s Temptation (1:31) Marriage another dimension to his 1993 reinvigoratedcounselor Jurnee Smollett’s affair with a client dinosaurs epic. results in remorse, acrimony and a nagging O Life of Pi (2:05) Ang Lee’s adaptation of the headache; Jerry Stiller and Kim Kardashian Yann Martel novel about an Indian teenager’s costar! < O

The Call (R) NThe Company You Keep (R) The Cover Story: Album Art (Not Rated) The Croods (PG)

Emperor (PG-13) Evil Dead (R)

56 Up (Not Rated) 42 (PG-13)

From Up on Poppy Hill (PG) The Gatekeepers (PG-13) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

Ginger & Rosa (Not Rated) The Host (PG-13) Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13)

Life of Pi (PG) NMatinee (Not Rated)

Olympus Has Fallen (R)

On the Road (R) Orchestra of Exiles (Not Rated) Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG-13)

NThe Place Beyond the Pines (R)

Quartet (PG-13) NRenoir (R) The Sapphires (PG-13) NScary Movie 5 (PG-13) NTiburon International Film Festival (Not Rated) NTrance (R)

Tyler Perry’s Temptation (PG-13)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:50, 4:10, 7:05, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:50, 4:10, 7:05 Marin: Fri-Sun 1:45, 7:10 Mon-Thu 7:40 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:50, 1:30, 4:20, 7:05, 9:45 Playhouse: Fri 3:50, 6:55, 9:20 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:55, 9:20 Sun 1, 3:50, 6:55 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:55 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10 Regency: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:15 Sun-Thu 1:20, 4:15, 7:20 Rafael: Mon (filmmaker Eric Christensen and album artists in person) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 3:40, 6:10, 8:30 Sun-Thu 1, 3:40, 6:10 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 9:55; 3D showtime at 7:35 Sat-Sun 12, 5, 9:55; 3D showtimes at 2:35, 7:35 Mon-Thu 9:40; 3D showtime at 7:15 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15 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: 11:45, 4:45, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 2:10, 7:15 Marin: Fri-Sat 4:35, 10:05 Sun 4:35 Mon-Thu 4:45 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:35; Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 4:55, 7:10, 9:35 Rowland: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:15 Lark: Fri 8 Sun-Thu 7:30 Cinema: Fri-Sun 10:15, 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:15 Mon-Wed 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:15 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25 Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 6:40 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15 Regency: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7:10, 10:10 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 7:10 Rowland: 1, 4, 7, 10 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:10, 2:05 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45 Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:20 Mon-Thu 5, 7:30 Northgate: Fri-Sun, Tue-Wed 11:25, 2:10, 5, 7:40, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 3:35, 6:15, 9 Mon 5, 7:40, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 12:50, 3:35, 6:15, 9 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:35, 5:05, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 7:40 Rafael: Fri, Tue, Wed 8:30 Sat-Sun 1:45, 8:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:45, 1:35, 4:25, 7:15, 10:05 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40; Sun-Thu 1:20, 4:05, 6:55 Larkspur Landing: 3D showtimes at 7:25, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1:30; 3D showtimes at 4:30, 7:25, 10:20 Mon-Thu 9:35; 3D showtime at 6:45 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15; 3D showtimes at 4:05, 7, 9:55 Sun 1:15; 3D showtimes at 4:05, 7 Mon-Thu 4:30; 3D showtime at 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:05; 3D showtimes at 10:45, 1:40, 3, 4:35, 5:55, 7:30, 8:55, 10:25 Rowland: 12:55; 3D showtimes at 3:55, 7, 9:55 Northgate: Fri-Wed 6:55; 3D showtimes at 3:50, 9:55 Rafael: 7 (screenwriter Charlie Haas, Sun columnist David Templeton and surprise guests in person) Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:15, 10:15 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 MonThu 7, 9:45 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:50, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20 Rowland: 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Rafael: Fri 4, 6:30, 9 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Mon, Thu 9 Tue-Wed 6:30, 9 Lark: Fri 5:30 Sat 4 Sun 2:30, 5 Mon-Thu 5 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri 10; 3D showtime at 7 Sat-Sun 4, 10; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Mon-Thu 9:30; 3D showtime at 6:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:45, 7:45; 3D showtimes at 10:50, 4:45 Rowland: 1:05, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 4:05, 10:05 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:10, 12:50, 2:30, 4:10, 5:50, 7:30, 9:10 Sun-Thu 11:10, 12:50, 2:30, 4:10, 5:50, 7:30 Sequoia: Fri 3:50, 7, 10 Sat 12:45, 3:50, 7, 10 Sun 12:45, 3:50, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 Rafael: Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:15 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:15 Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:15 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:05 Sun-Thu 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 1:15, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30 Rowland: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Playhouse: Call 251-8433 or visit tiburonfilmfestival.com for schedule

and showtimes Regency: Fri-Sat 11, 1:40, 4:25, 7, 9:40 Sun-Thu 11, 1:40, 4:25, 7 Sequoia: Fri 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 Sat 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 Sun 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45 Mon-Thu 5:20, 7:45 Northgate: 11:15, 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 9:50

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules. CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 | CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 | Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 | Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 | Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 | Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon • 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael • 454-1222 | Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda • 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264 APRIL 12 – APRIL 18, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 21


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F R I D AY A P R I L 1 2 — F R I D AY A P R I L 1 9 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more event information »pacificsun.com/sundial

Live music 04/12: ADD/C 8pm. $5-10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com

04/12: Bill Evans Bluegrass/Americana banjo. Mokai opens. 8pm. $ 15. First Methodist Church, 201 Martina Ave., Pt. Richmond. pointcacoustic.org

04/12: Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s Jump and jive piano. 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. ww.fenixlive.com/music. 04/12: Craig Jessup’s Rhythm Of Life Vocalist. With Ken Muir, piano. 8pm. $20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 04/12: Dgiin 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 04/12-13: Hot Buttered Rum Bluegrass, folk, Americana. 8:30pm. $15-21. Hopmonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com. 04/12: Justin Farren Singer/songwriter. 8pm No cover. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. ranchonicasio.com.

04/12: Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings Slide guitar maestro. 8pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 3883850. swmh.com. 04/12: Spring Rambles With Phil Lesh, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne, Grahame Lesh, Tony Leone and Jason Crosby. 7:30pm. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net 04/12: Swamp Thang 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910. perisbar.com

04/13: Audrey Moira Shimkas and Kelly Park American and Brazilian jazz, blues, classic pop; tunes. 6pm. No cover. The Trident Restaurant, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 874-8331. 04/13: Darryl Anders Agape Soul Funk, soul. 8pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., . Merl Saunders Jr. fenixlive.com/music. 04/13: Darryl Rowe Jazz vocalist. 9pm. No cover. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 04/13: Doc Kraft Dance Band 8:30pm. $5. Ft. Baker Presidio Yacht Club, Ft. Baker, Sommerville Rd, Sausalito. 601-7858. dockraft.com. 04/13: Gini Wilson Trio Jazz piano trio. 4:30pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitoseahorse.com. 04/13: House of Floyd Pink Floyd tribute. 9pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley . 388-3850. swmh.com.

Club, 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitioseahorse.com. 04/13: The Phillip Percy Pack Trio Jazz vocalist. 7pm. No cover. San Rafael Joe’s, 931 fourth St., San Rafael. 244-2665.

04/14: Dwion-a-Thon 2013: Benefit and Celebration of the Life of Our Friend, Dwion 6pm. $52. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 04/14: Elaine Lucia Folk-jazz singer-songwriter. With John R. Burr, piano; Jason Carr, bass; Alan Hall, drums; Jeff Massanari, guitar. 7pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com.

04/14: Sunday Salsa with Orquesta Borinquen Free salsa class 4pm. Live music 5pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitoseahorse.com. 04/16: Swing Fever The music of Cole Porter 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com.

04/16: The Ray Charles Project with Tony Lindsay and Dave Matthews from Santana 8pm. $17-25. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 04/17: Jim Campilongo Trio Blues, country, jazz/rock guitar. 7pm. $22/$27. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com.

04/18: Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom With Myra Melford, piano; Jenny Scheinman, violin; Todd Sickafoose, bass and Allison Miller, drums. 8pm. $18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 04/18: Audrey Moira Shimkas Jazz vocalist. 6pm. No cover. The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 847-8331. 04/18: Deborah Winters and Friends Contemporary and soulful jazz. 7pm. Panama Hotel & Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com.

04/18: Linda Imperial Band Featuring David Freiberg and Viv Savage With Peter Harris, guitar; David Kaffinetti (aka Spinal Tap’s famed Viv Savage), keyboards; Doug Freedman, drums; Steve Valverde, bass. 10pm. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com/music. 04/19: Blue Sky Riders Country music veterans: Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr. 9pm. $32. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com.

04/13: James Henry in Celebration of Multi-Cultural Music With Lloyd Gregory,

04/19: Mary Jenson and Beyond Standard Jazz Jazz. 8 and 10 pm shows. Mary Jenson, vocals;

Lisa Silva, Jamie Davis, Larry Vann, Gabe Harris, Kimrea, Samba Kids, New Village Drum Kids and special guests. 8pm. $25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 04/13: Paula West Jazz and cabaret vocalist. 8pm. $30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 924-5111. larktheater.net.

Jeff Chambers, bass; Steve Carter, keyboards; Rich Armstrong, trumpet/percussion/vocals; Rob Rhodes, drums. 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. maryjenson.com. 04/19: SpiritMoves Ambient, New Age, world. 7:30pm. $15-20. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St. , San Rafael. 895-6664. spiritmovesmusic.com. 04/19: Sugarfoot Funk rock. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitoseahorse.com.

04/13: Rolando Morales and Carlos Reyes Latin rock. 8pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper 22 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 12 - APRIL 18, 2013

‘Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...’ Lincoln is more about the 13th Amendment than the man, and that’s all to the good, since a Spielberg treatment of a national hero wouldn’t really suit the mood. In fact the movie starts to slow whenever it veers into powerhouse Daniel Day-Lewis’ monologues, which is a lot, but this story has one great redeeming feature—horse trading—that lifts it above all the Honest Abe turns on the ol’ charm... smoky window silhouettes and keeps things barreling right along. Central to the amendment’s passage, we learn, is a jobs-for-votes scheme targeting the House’s lame-duck Democrats, who have no hope of future office in a reunited Union. With a peace delegation making its way north and a weary Congress looking for any excuse to stop the war, Lincoln seeks to delay—staking everything on a long-shot bid to ratify his amendment before Reconstruction so the South can never pass slavery again. Flanked by advisers who are more pragmatic (Hal Holbrook’s Francis Preston Blair), more honorable (Tommy Lee Jones’ Thaddeus Stevens) and sometimes even more powerful than he, Abe has to thread the needle and guide a near-suicidal piece of legislation to ratification. (A model for Obama with the public option? He has the numbers too.)—Richard Gould

Comedy 04/12: Kathy Griffin 7 and 10pm shows. The comedienne audiences love (and celebrities fear) returns to tape her next Bravo TV special in front of a live audience. 7pm. $45-65. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707-546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org. 04/13: Brian Copeland’s Not A Genuine Black Man In a monologue that’s both funny and

and 7pm Sun. See website for more info. $15-57. Coproduced by Virgina Stage Company. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. marintheatre.org.

Concerts 04/14 and 16: Marin Symphony: Remembrance and Renewal Featuring the Marin

poignant, Copeland explores how surroundings make us who we are. Directed by David Ford. 8pm. $25-30. Hoytt Theater at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. 04/17: Ngaio Bealum 8pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org.

Symphony Chorus. 3pm April 14; 7:30pm April 16. Works by Brahms and Anna Clyne. With soloists Marina Harris, soprano; Ao Li, baritone.This concert is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Stevens, who was among three others slain in Libya on September 11, 2012. 7:30pm. $10-70. Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 479-8100. marinsymphony.org.

Theater

Dance

04/05-13: Love Letters The award-winning Porchlight Theatre Company presents A.R. Gurney’s tale. $15-30. 8pm. at Bolinas Community Center, 14 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 8pm April 12-13 at Fairfax Women’s Club, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax 251-1027 . porchlight.net. 04/13-14: Ophelia Re-imagined story of Hamlet’s tragic heroine Ophelia. Inspired by Arthur Rimbaud’s elegiac poem to her. Kick off Ft. Mason Center’s 2013 Summer Season. 8:30pm Sat.-Sun. $22. Ft. Mason Center, Marina Blvd , S.F. 925-285-7216. carteblanche-sf.com. Through 04/14: Enchanted April Romantic comedy written by Matthew Barber, based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. $22-26. The Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 456-9555, ext. 1. rossvalleyplayers.com. Through 04/28: The Whipping Man Bay Area premiere of Off-Broadway hit. 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 2

04/12: Viva Cuba! Written, choreographed, and directed by David Alonzo Jones. 8pm. $20 General $15 Students $10 Children. Showcase Theater, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 234-6549. vivacubainfo.org. 04/13: Club Oasis: Bellydance Extravaganza With new costumes and choreography, ten Bay area bellydance troupes come together to perform. 8pm. $15. Open Secret, 923 C St., San Rafael . 3886683. innerrhythmdance.com.

Art Through 04/17: ‘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. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. bergelli.com.


AT THE OSHER MARIN JCC

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Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun Brunch

SAT 4/13 @ 8pm The longest running solo show in SF history

BRIAN COPELAND'S

Not A Genuine Black Man

SAT 5/23 @ 8:30pm An Evening with

PAULA POUNDSTONE Presented in association with The Other Café Comedy Showcase Famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Note: This event will take place at Dominican University of California 2 0 0 N. SAN PE D RO ROAD, SAN R AFAE L, CA 200 N. SAN PEDRO RD, SAN RAFAEL, CA

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DIN N E R & A SHOW

JUSTIN FARREN Apr 12 West Coast Songwriters Fri

2012 Song of the Year 8:15 / No Cover

SHANA MORRISON Apr 13 Sassy Songwriter/Singer 8:30 Sat

Apr 19

WHISKEY & WOMEN Ranbchut!o

WITH ACCORDIONIST

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RENEE DE LA PRADE 8:15 / No Cover

JOHNNY ALLAIR’S Apr 20 Birthday Dance Party 8:30 Sat

HOUSTON JONES Apr 21 High Octane Americana 5:00 Sun

LONE STAR RETROBATES Apr 27 Roadhouse/Western Swing 8:30 Sat

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

THE BLUES BROADS May 26 Sun

FEATURING DOROTHY MORRISON,

TRACY NELSON, ANGELA STREHLI AND ANNIE SAMPSON Mon

May 27

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ON THE TOWN SQUAREt NICASIO

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(67’ Electric Surrealistic Pillow Set) + The Grateful Deadmau5 Project Fri 4/26 • $12adv/$15dos • 8pm doors • 21+ folk | americana | roots

David Luning Sat 4/27 • $12 • 8pm doors • 21+ • indie | roots | rock

John Fullbright + Parker Millsap

Fri 5/3 • $10 • 7pm doors • all ages • alt | indie | rock

Matt Jaffe

DON’T FORGET…WE SERVE FOOD, TOO!

McNear’s Dining House “Only 10 miles north of Marin” Thu 4/11 • 8pm doors • $26 • 18+ • Alternative/Indie/Rock

PORTUGAL. THE MAN

PLUS WILDCAT! WILDCAT! Sun 4/14 • 7pm doors • $36adv/$41dos • 21+ • Alternative Rock

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET PLUS JESSIE PAYO

Sat 4/20 • 7:30pm doors • $46 • 21+ • Blues

TAJ MAHAL TRIO JOAN OSBORNE

Wed 4/24 • 7pm doors • $26adv/$29dos • 16+ • Singer/Songwriter

PLUS GIRLS & BOYS

Wed 5/1 • 7pm doors • $18adv/$20dos • 18+ • Pop/Rock/Folk

BOB SCHNEIDER ACOUSTIC NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS

Thu 5/2 • 7pm doors • $16adv/$18dos • 21+ • Singer/Songwriter

PLUS THE EASY LEAVES

& The Distractions

Fri 5/3 • 7:30pm doors • $16adv/$21dos • 21+ • Tom Petty/U2

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PLUS ZOO STATION: THE COMPLETE U2 EXPERIENCE

+ The Gold Standard

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House of Floyd

Sun 4/14 • Doors 5pm • GA/Standing $52 (All ages – no babes in arms)

THE PETTY THEFT

23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma (707) 765-2121 purchase tix online now! mystictheatre.com

CRAIG JESSUP RHYTHM OF LIFE

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FRI APR 12 8PM

Critically acclaimed cabaret vocalist Craig Jessup performs songs by Brel, Coward, Sondheim....Ken Muir on piano

JAMES HENRY CELEBRATION OF MULTI-CULTURAL MUSIC

SAT

ALLISON MILLER’S BOOM TIC BOOM

THU APR 18

James Henry & Lloyd Gregory, Lisa Silva, Jamie APR 13 Davis, Larry Vann, Gabe Harris, Kimrea, Samba 8PM Kids, New Village Drum Kids & Special Guests

Dwion-a-thon 2013:

Benefit & Celebration of the life of our friend Dwion Tues 4/16 • Doors 7pm • GA/Standing $17adv/$22dos

Reserved Seating $25adv/$30dos

The Ray Charles Project featuring Tony Lindsay & Dave Mathews from Santana Wed 4/17 • Doors 7pm • GA/Standing $22adv/$25dos

“One of the most forward-thinking jazz artists 8PM today..”

DANNY CLICK & THE HELL YEAHS!

SAT APR 20 8PM

Plus the Hell Yeah! Choir Girls. CD Song Release and Video Premier Show

Reserved Seating $27adv/$30dos

Jim Campilongo Trio Thu 4/19 • Doors 9pm • $37adv/$42dos

Blue Sky Riders

(Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman & Gary Burr)

HAPA POWERFUL HAWAIIAN MUSIC

FRI APR 26 8PM

BILL KIRCHEN

SAT APR 27 8PM

“beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful” “exciting contemporary Hawaiian music...!”

“The Titan of the Telecaster” American Rockabilly Guitarist

www.sweetwatermusichall.com 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley Café 388-1700 | Box Office 388-3850

Check out this week’s movies on page 21 or online at pacificsun.com

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner • BBQ, Pasta, Steak, Apple Pie

Jefferson Starship

Roy Rogers &The Delta Rhythm Kings

MARCIA BALL

Fri 4/12 ( Sat SOLD OUT ) • $21 • 8pm doors • 21+ bluegrass | folk | americana

Fri&Sat 4/19&20 • $67 • 7pm doors • 21+ classic rock | alt | folk

Fri 4/12 • Doors 8pm • $22adv/$27dos

Apr 14 JEREMY D’ANTONIO AND FRIENDS 5:00 / No Cover

EVERY TUES

The Best in Stand Up Comedy

Sat 4/13 • Doors 8pm • $22adv/$27dos

BEST MUSIC VENUE 10 YEARS RUNNING

Hot Buttered Rum

Ben Sidran

Sun Fri

TUESDAY NIGHT COMEDY MARK PITTA & FRIENDS

Reserved Seating $22adv/$27dos Rancho Debut!

Every Wednesday @ 7:30pm W/ DENNIS HANEDA FROM THE SESSION ROOM STAGE... An Extended Evening with

with Austin DeLone 7:30pm

Thu 4/11 • Doors 7pm • GA/Standing $17adv/$22dos

✭ ★ OPEN MIC

Monday’s Open Mic Night Free!

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“SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE” AND “127 HOURS”

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Kids Events 04/12: Spring Break Film Festival - Disney Pixar Short Films Collection - Vol. 2 (G) 75 minutes. Fresh popcorn and pillows provided. 2:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x4741. millvalleylibrary.org. 04/13: Public Beekeeping Tours Temperature must be at least 60 degrees in order to go into the hives. 11am- 5pm, weather permitting. $4 per person. Age 4 and up. Bear Foot Honey Farm, 4372 Sonoma Hwy, Santa Rosa. 707-570-2899. bearfoothoney.com.

04/19: Earth Day with the Insect Discovery Lab Meet and touch live insects and find out why they are important to our environment. For kids age 5 and up. No sign-up needed. Program meets in the Creekside Room. 3:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 x4741. millvalleylibrary.org.

Film 04/18: Matinee Bay Area journalist David Templeton will present and discuss a rare 35mm presentation of the 1993 film, marking the 20th anniversary of Templeton’s “Talking Pictures” column (published for several years in the Pacific Sun). (US 1993) 99 min. 7pm. $10.75. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St. , San Rafael. 454-1222. cafilm.org.

Outdoors 04/12-13: Third Annual Relay For Life Dominican University of California students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to participate this walkathon. The walkathon will begin at 11 a.m. on April 12.There will be a luminaria candle-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. The closing ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. on April 13.Money raised supports programs for research, education, service and advocacy. Conlan Recreation Center, 1475 Grand Ave., 4823569. relayforlife.org. 04/13: Spring Wildflower Walk Naturalist-led wildflower walk. Rain cancels. 1pm. Free. China Camp State Park/TurtleBack Trailhead, N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 456-0766. friendsofchinacamp.org. 04/14: Deer Island No longer is a true island, this small preserve still a wildlife oasis at the edge of urban Novato and the surrounding seasonal wetlands. . Walk is for adults. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel, call 8939527. The gate and parking is on your right. 10am. Deer Island Gate, 324 Deer Island Lane, Novato. 893-9520. marincountyparks.org. 04/18: Wildflowers of Ring Mountain The floral diversity of this site makes this walk a spring classic. Walk is for adults. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel, call 893-9527. 10am. Free. Ring Mountain, Gate at end of Taylor Road, End of Taylor Road off of Paradise Drive, Tiburon. 893-9508. marincountyparks.org.

Readings 04/12: Glennon Melton “Carry on Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/12: Michael Narada Walden “In Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration.” 6pm. Free. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 835-1020. bookpassage.com. 04/13: Bea Johnson “Zero Waste Home.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/13: Connie Bennett Left CoastWriters Book Launch “Beyond Sugar Shock.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 24 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 12 - APRIL 18, 2013

04/13: Patrice Vecchione Poetry “The Knot

04/15: NAMI Marin General Meeting The

Untied.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/13: Thomas McNamee “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/14: Lillian Faderman “My Mother’s Wars.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/14: West Marin Review IV Some of the stars in this issue of the Review include artist Russell Chatham, poets Robert Hass and Jane Hirschfield, journalist Mark Dowie and novelist Susan Trott. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/15: Gish Jen “Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self .” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/16: Elizabeth Strout “The Burgess Boys .” 7pm. $29 (includes book). Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 9270960. bookpassage.com. 04/17: Anne Lamott “Some Assembly Required.” 8pm. $25. St. Andrew’s Church, 101 Donahue St, Sausalito. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 04/17: Fred Waitzkin “The Dream Merchant.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Marin will host Dr. Sheri L. Johnson, Professor of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, where she directs the Cal Mania Program (CALM ) She has conducted research on the psychological facets of Bipolar Disorder over the past twenty years. 7pm. Free. Connection Center at the Marin County Wellness Campus RM 110, 3240 Kerner , San Rafael. 444-0480. namimarin.org.

04/18: Pam Houston in Conversation with Joshua Mohr Pam Houston discusses her trio of recent releases. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

04/18: Poet Laureate Reception and Poetry Reading Join Marin Poetry Center at a cake and champagne reception to welcome incoming Poet Laureate Joseph Zaccardi, followed by readings from four poets published recently in Bay Area literary journal, Zyzzyva. 6pm. $3-5. Falkirk Cultural Center , 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. 889-5295. 04/19: Christina Schwarz “The Edge of the Earth.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

Community Events (Misc.) 04/13: Having Fun in the Delta Learn about this hidden gem with Ranger Bill. 2pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 3323871. spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc.

04/13-14: 29th Annual Spring Indoor Antique Market10am-6pm Sat.; 10am-5pm

04/15: We Have a Child with Special Needs: Secrets and Solutions for a Healthy Relationship Join us for the 6th annual author luncheon benefit with Fran Prezant and Laura Marshak, authors of “Married with Special Needs Children: A Couples Guide to Keeping Connected .” Ticket price is $70 each and includes a catered lunch. This event is a fundraiser for Matrix; a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. 11:30am. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 475-2118. matrixparents.org.

04/16: How to Create Your Promo Video In this workshop class we be going over the basics of making video including scripting, presentation. lighting, sound, titles, intros and outros. Learn how to set up your YouTube channel, add to Constant Contact emails, post on Facebook and it on your website. Share your professional promotional goals and get immediate feedback. 7:30pm. $25. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera. 924-7824. sunrisecenter.org.

04/17: Gluten’s Connection to Autoimmune Disease Part of the Gluten Information Series for 2013. 6:30pm. $10. Sans, A Gluten Free Grocery, 821 B St., San Rafael. 747-8220. sansglutenfreegrocery.com. 04/18: Journey to Forgiveness Carolyn CJ Jones gently guides you through issues involving anger and resentment to forgiveness. 1:30pm. $35 a

< 20 Hugh Maskela grazes back into Marin says. “He loves music.” The same can be said for Masekela, who exhibits an almost religious zeal for the power of music. “People really can’t categorize me,” he says of his shifting musical palette. “I’ve been into music since I was a child—I went into music as an infant before categories became so prominent. It was all just music then. So I grew up with music as a child and I

month. Wells Fargo Bank, 1203 4th St., Secnd Floor, San Rafael. 883-8325. carolyncjjones.com. 04/18: One Book One Marin Bestselling science author Mary Roach, in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny, appears in Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies’ Spring Lecture Series in Angelico Hall. 7pm. Free. Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 927-0960. dominican.edu/LLS.

04/18: eBooks Buffet: All You Can Read for Free from the Library Did you know you could download free eBooks from the library for your ereader, tablet or smartphone? Find out what’s on the menu at this overview of the eBook collections currently available. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now by calling the library. 10am. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. marinlibrary.org. 04/19: Interact Inspires Event sponsored by Marin County high school Interact clubs, a subsidiary of Rotary International. Celebrating a day of inspired giving with a FUNraiser for AHO, Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity. AHO is the only local nonprofit dedicated to the important work of eradicating homelessness among youth and young adults in Marin. Keynote Speaker Paul Kingsman, 1988 Olympic medalist, will tell us what it takes to achieve any goal or dream. 7am. $5-20. Ricky’s Restaurant, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato. 272-5744. rickeysrestaurant.com.

04/19: Is There Life After Death? with PMH Atwater PMH Atwater is one of the original researchers of consciousness after death. She herself died three times. This will be the first time she will talk about her experiences for almost 30 years. PMH has written 10 books & published many articles on near-death experiences. She has been a guest on Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, and Geraldo. 7:30pm. $20 suggested donation. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Drive, Suite A, Corte Madera. 924-7824. sunrisecenter.org. <

still look at it as a child. For me, it’s good if it moves me, then I don’t criticize or categorize it. “Music is the all-time spiritual element in life. It’s universal—you don’t need to learn a language in order to enjoy it. And there’s a loyalty about it—as a musician, it’s a 24-hour thing, which is more time than most monks spend working on religion.” < Graze in the grass with Greg at gcahill51@gmail.com.

Sun. admission $6. Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 383-2252. goldengateshows.com. 04/14: Poetry World Series Two teams of Bay Area poets will take turns “batting up” to a poem topic “pitched” to them by hosts: author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) and his sister, Rebecca Handler. A panel of judges, including Brian Murphy of KNBR’s Murph & Mac show; Jewelle Gomez, activist and author of award-winning novel “The Gilda Stories” and editor and KQED book critic, Oscar Villalon, will score each reading. Entry is free and open to the public, with a free wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests. Limited to adults and high-school students. 7pm. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 203. millvalleylibrary.org.

04/15: Compassionate Communication Practice and Roleplay Perceive conflict as opportunity. Learn simple, practical tools for healing our hearts and rediscovering love that has been lost. Bring an issue you would like to practice with, or just come to learn from what others are working on. 7:30pm. $10-15. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Drive, Suite A, Corte Madera. 924-7824. sunrisecenter.org.

‘Masekela’s music was black…as …night,’ according to Eric Burdon in ‘Monterey.’


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131573 The following individual is doing business as CATHCART STRATEGIC ADVISERS, 722 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904: SCOTT CATHCART, 722 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD., KENTFIELD, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on FEBRUARY 3, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 29; APRIL 5, 12, 19, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131570 The following individual is doing business as KALENA’S GOOD SKIN CARE, 1000 FIFTH AVE. SUITE 2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: KAREN MARIE KEOPULIWA, 24 LOMITA DR., 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 MARCH 3, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: MARCH 29; APRIL 5, 12, 19, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131581 The following individual is doing business as TERRAZA LANDSCAPING, 155 CANAL ST. #24, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ABRAHAM TERRAZA COBO, 155 CANAL ST. #24, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business

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GIN NGO, 2189 E 24TH ST., OAKLAND, CA 94606. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131606 The following individual is doing business as GODDESSSNAKES.COM, 1253 ROYAL OAK TERRACE #B, NOVATO, CA 94947: KIMO R BRUVRY, 1253 ROYAL OAK TERRACE #B, NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 6, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131703 The following individuals are doing business as FUKUSUKE RESTAURANT, 578 MAGNOLIA AVE., LARKSPUR, CA 94939: WARREN NAKASU, 582 17TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121; HITOMI NAKASU, 582 17TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121. This business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. 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 18, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131763 The following individual is doing business as SOUNDWIRE, 180 TAMAL RD., FOREST KNOLLS, CA 94933: CHRISTOPHER KROTKY, 180 TAMAL RD., FOREST KNOLLS, CA 94933. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MARCH 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131755 The following individual is doing business as BIMBO BOOKS, 35 SIRARD LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ELISABETTA PONTI QUARONI, 35 SIRARD LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 25, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131687 The following individual is doing business as YES I'M COOKING, 22 PARK ST. APT 6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: YESIM OZKURT, 22 PARK ST. APT 6, 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 14, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012129943 The following individuals are doing business as BEACHLAKE LANE PARTNERS, 6 SHORES COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: VICTORIA F COHEN, 6 SHORES COURT, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; SCOTT TREE, 3234 GENTRY AVE., NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91606. This business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JULY 9, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 15, 2012. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131773 The following individual is doing business as IL TOCCO KITCHEN, 936 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. #403, KENTFIELD, CA 94904: CHIARA PAOLETTI, 936 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. #403, KENTFIELD, CA 94904.

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A safe, successful group for FORMER MEMBERS OF HIGH-DEMAND GROUPS AND RELATIONSHIPS (Religious, “New Age”, Philosophical, etc.) is held every other Saturday in Marin, now in its 10th year. Participants include those born and/or raised in such groups espousing a “good”/“bad” ideology with a leader(s) who encourages greater degrees of dependency and conformity at the price of individual autonomy and development. Participants receive acknowledgement, gain insights, pursue individual goals, learn how others have negotiated challenging situations, with opportunities to heal from loss and trauma. Individual, Couple, and Family Sessions also available. Facilitated by Colleen Russell, LMFT (MFC29249) Certified Group Psychotherapist (41715). Contact: crussellmft@earthink.net or 415/785-3513. To include your seminar or workshop, call 415/485-6700 x 303. 26 PACIFIC SUN APRIL 12- APRIL 18, 2013

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 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131778 The following individual is doing business as ANABELLA'S HAIR STUDIO, 50 A BELVEDERE ST. SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ANA TORRES, 350 BOLINAS RD., FAIRFAX, CA 94930. 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 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131780 The following individual is doing business as DIVER, 613 NEVADA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965: TIMOTHY DUANE SELL, 613 NEVADA ST., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on MARCH 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131770 The following individual is doing business as CARNIVORE CULTURE, 28 PRESIDIO DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: MATTHEW JORDAN BYERS, 28 PRESIDIO DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. 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 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013131710 The following individual is doing business as SYNAPSE COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, 25 MT. TENAYA DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: ROBERT D THOMSON, 25 MT. TENAYA DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MARCH 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131655 The following individual is doing business as BARRISCALE DESIGN STUDIO, 30 LIBERTY SHIP WAY #3110, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: CHRISTOPHER BARRISCALE, 180 MARGUERITE AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 12, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131819 The following individuals are doing business as AMANI'S MENSWEAR, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL #72, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: AMAN MOSHREF, 416 IGNACIO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949; SARAH RAWLINS, 370 CHANNING WAY #29, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. 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 APRIL 2, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131820 The following individuals are doing business as CLOTHESFIT ALTERATIONS, 416 IGNACIO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949: AMANI MEN'S CLOTHING INC., 416 IGNACIO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. 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 APRIL

2, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131821 The following individual is doing business as FLOWER SPA, 716 A 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FEN FANG MEI, 61 SOMERSET ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134. 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 APRIL 2, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304453 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder's Office. Fictitious Business name: FLOWER SPA, 716 A 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: DECEMBER 28, 2012. Under File No: 131048. Registrant’s Name: JOSEPH GU, 716 A 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on APRIL 2, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131844 The following individuals is doing business as 40 NAPOLI, 16 SAN PABLO AVE. APT. 3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MARIO SAMPERIO, 16 SAN PABLO AVE. APT. 3, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on APRIL 4, 2013. (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013)

OTHER NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1301024. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHLEEN JIMENEZ ON BEHALF OF RILEY JIMENEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: RILEY MICHAEL JIMENEZ to RILEY MICHAEL JIMENEZ O'CONNOR. 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 8:30 AM, Dept. B, ROOM B, 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 4, 2013 /s/ ROY O CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1301229. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KELLEY MARIE ASHER & DAVID JOHN HINSON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JOHN DOMINIC HINSON to JOHN DOMINIC TOWER HINSON; KELLEY MARIE ASHER TO KELLEY MARIE TOWER; KELLEY MARIE GAPPS TO KELLEY MARIE TOWER. 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 23, 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 21, 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1301405. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ANNE SCHIMMEL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ANNE MARIE SCHIMMEL to ANNE MARIE CARMIN. 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 14, 2013 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: APRIL 2, 2013 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) Case Number (Numero del Caso): CIV 1300923 NOTICE TO DEFENDENT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): TOWN OF FAIRFAX, AN INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITY, PAUL FRADELIZIO, INDIVIDUALLY; FRANK A. FRADELIZIO AND MARY ELLEN FRADELIZIO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEES OF THE FRADELIZIO FAMILY TRUST U.D.T. DATED AUGUST 8, 1991; MARY DIANE MILLS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARY DIANE MILLS 1994 TRUST DATED DECEMBER 22, 1994; MANFRED FRED HONECK, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE MANFRED FRED HONECK TRUST DATED MARCH 6, 2002; AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFFS' TITLE, OR ANY CLOUD ON PLAINTIFFS' TITLE TO THE PROPERTY SUED HEREIN AS DOES 1 THROUGH 100, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): MOISES ELTERMAN AND KATHLEEN CARROLL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEES OF THE MOISES ELTERMAN AND KATHLEEN CARROLL 2009 FAMILY TRUST DATED JUNE 22, 2009; AND ANN GALIONE, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN M. CRYMES, JR. TRUST DATED OCTOBER 10, 2007 NOTICE! You haven been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Selfhelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know


an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-help Center (www.courinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escucher su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tienne 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen; su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento, y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado immediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision de abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los resquisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California. (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de las corte es): MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, 3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, ROOM 113, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94913-4988 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): LEONARD A. RIFKIND CSB# 133971 RIFKIND LAW GROUP, 100B DRAKE'S LANDING ROAD SUITE 260, GREENBRAE, CA 94904; (415) 785-7988; (415) 785-7976 FACSIMILE DATE (Fecha): MARCH 1, 2013. Clerk (Secretario), by, Kim Turner. Deputy (Adjunto): J. Chen. Additional Information Required by CCP section 763.020 The plaintiffs want a judgment declaring that the offer of dedication of real property for public streets, known as Sylvan Way and Forest Drive as designated on an old subdivision map, and situated between 49 and 67 Canyon Drive, Fairfax, California, is revoked or extinguished against all defendants, known and unknown, and quieting title in the plaintiffs’ favor as fee owners of the property, free and clear of any and all right, titile or interest of all defendants. he real property is more particularly described as: PARCEL A: SYLVAN WAY THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF FAIRFAX, COUNTY OF MARIN, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS SYLVAN WAY AND AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED “AMENDED MAP NO. 2 OF THE CASCADES, MARIN CO., CALIF.” FILED 10-11-1921 IN VOLUME 5 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 14 AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 32 AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP, SAID POINT BEING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SYLVAN WAY WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF CANYON ROAD

(FORMERLY FOREST DRIVE); THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINES OF SYLVAN WAY THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES: S 32°36’00” W 62.92 FEET; THENCE S 42°41’00” E 66.50 FEET; THENCE S 16°10’00 E 153.55 FEET; THENCE N 74°55’00 W 84.50 FEET; THENCE N 34°29’00 W 53.31 FEET; THENCE N 45°04’25”W 36.40 FEET; THENCE N 77°25’00 “W 50.30 FEET; THENCE S 88°04’00’ W 35.70 FEET; THENCE S 72°41’00” W 94.09 FEET; THENCE S 83°30’00” E 57.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SYLVAN WAY WITH THE EASTERLY LINE OF FOREST DRIVE AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP; THENCE LEAVING THE SOUTHERLY LINE, N 07°40’12” W 40.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SYLVAN WAY; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY LINES OF SYLVAN WAY THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES; N 83°30’00” E 54.03 FEET; THENCE N 72°41’00” E 95.71 FEET; THENCE N88°04’00” E 46.20 FEET; THENCE S 77°25’00” E 66.99 FEET; THENCE S 45°04’25” E 52.83 FEET; THENCE N 03°07’00 W 36.06 FEET; THENCE N 42°41’00 W 88.52 FEET; THENCE N 32°36’00” 114.16 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SYLVAN WAY WITH THE WESTERLY LINE OF CANYON ROAD; THENCE S 30°23’25” W 44.90 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL B: FOREST DRIVE THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF FAIRFAX, COUNTY OF MARIN, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS FOREST DRIVE AND AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED “AMENDED MAP NO. 2 OF THE CASCADES, MARIN CO., CALIF.” FILED 10-11-1921 IN VOLUME 5 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 14 AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT DISTANT THEREON N 06°10’04’ W 19.25 FEET FROM THE MOST SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 35 AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP; THENCE N 06°10’04” W 41.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF FOREST DRIVE; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHELY AND WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINES OF FOREST DRIVE THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES: N 71°00’00” E 109.50 FEET; THENCE N 86°31’00” W 48.50 FEET; THENCE N 67°28’00 W 50.00 FEET; THENCE 31°31’02” W 72.24 FEET; THENCE N 09°13’00” E 140.33 FEET; THENCE N 21°15’00” W 75.73 FEET; THENCE LEAVING THE WESTERLY LINE N 76°16’00” E 40.35 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FOREST DRIVE; THENCE ALONG THE EASTERLY AND SOUTHERLY LINES OF FOREST DRIVE THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES; S 21°15’00” E 81.35 FEET; THENCE S 09°13’00” W 121.50 FEET; THENCE S 62°06’00” E 34.31 FEET; THENCE S 07°40’12” E 40.01 FEET; THENCE S 57°18’35” E 15.65 FEET; THENCE S 86°31’00” E 60.24 FEET; THENCE N 84°58’00” E 95.08 FEET; THENCE S 22°11’00” W 62.39 FEET; THENCE S 71°00’00” W 202.14 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING:(PACIFIC SUN/ Publication Dates: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013) SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 1205699. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): ALICE TRAN LUU: YOU ARE BEING SUED (LO ESTAN DEMANDANDO). PETITIONER’S NAME IS (Nombre Del Demandante): EDUARDO SOUSA. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this SUMMONS and PETITION are served on you to file a RESPONSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your RESPONSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus

hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y dirección de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, CA 94903. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): EDUARDO SOUSA, 10 MILLAND DR. #A10, MILL VALLEY, CA 94942, (415) 7269606. Date (Fecha): DECEMBER 20, 2012. Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Kim Turner, D. Taylor, Deputy (Asistente). NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 2013)

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››ADViCE GODDESS® by Amy Alkon

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I was seeing a guy for four months—a guy I liked better than I’ve ever liked anyone. Two months in, he was calling me his girlfriend, putting me on the phone with his mom, and saying that I shouldn’t look to be dating other people. Yet, I noticed that he remained on the dating website we met on and was checking in there daily. I asked him whether he was seeing other girls on the site, and he said, “Only a friend I work with and she is older anyway.” When I’d ask whether he was sleeping with other girls, he’d always say no. Well, he left his email open on my computer, and I searched it and discovered he’d been contacting several women daily on the dating site and sleeping with at least one other woman. I contacted her and told her he’s contacting numerous other women so she’d know he’s a sociopath, a sex addict, a liar and a cheat. Now I’m thinking about warning other women he’s contacted. Is that crazy?—Badly Betrayed

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We all want to believe—in the tooth fairy and talking dogs, that Santa got to the mall on his airborne sleigh and not the bus after his car got impounded for DUIs. Sticking to your preferred version of reality works when you’re 6. At 26 or 36, it tends to end badly. You, for example, tried to ignore the wildly obvious: A guy isn’t logging in at a dating site daily because his mouse gets lost on the way to the sports scores. Eventually, reality popped up to ask you, “Am I really going to have to bite you?” So, you asked the guy whether he was seeing anybody from the site, and he said, “Only a friend I work with.” Note that this was not a no. To a woman seeking the truth, it sounds like what it was—a truth-flavored lie. But, determined as you were to keep believing you’d found your Mr. Husband, you cut up all the red flags and did a remarkable job repurposing them into throw pillows. The fact that your suspicions finally got too big and stanky to ignore didn’t give you the right to plow through the guy’s email—the techno-quivalent of breaking in to his house and reading all his mail. People are entitled to privacy. Even scummy people. Even scummy people who are sleeping with you. If a guy’s level of sharing doesn’t match your need to know, find the door—not an opportune moment to go all Nancy Drew on his Gmail. Railing about what a bad guy your ex is and contacting every woman he ever said “’sup?” to on some dating site is a great idea, as it will keep you far too busy to admit that you made it possible for him to skeeve you. (Your not wanting to know coincided rather neatly with his wanting to keep his options open.) You can’t control whether somebody lies to you. You can only control whether you do—and whether you treat reality like the 50-foot brick wall it is or pretend, for as long as you can, that it comes with an elastic waistband like fat men’s pants.

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I’m back in college in hopes of changing careers, and I’m interested in a woman I’ve become friendly with in one of my classes. Our schedules rarely seem to mesh, so it’s been difficult for me to find a time to express my feelings. In fact, there’s never an appropriate time to ask her out due to other students always being present. Still, I think it would be a shame not to let her know that somebody really cares for her.—Continuing Ed

A:

There are sometimes great barriers to two people coming together—warring nations, conflicting religions, violent family feuds and other students seated in nearby desks. You’re taking college classes, which suggests your problem-solving ability exceeds that of most boiled vegetables. This, in turn, suggests you could figure out the obvious solution: Pull this woman aside and ask her out. But maybe what you’re most interested in is a convenient excuse for spending the rest of the semester staring at the back of her head while drawing little hearts in a notebook, allowing you to feel connected to her without risking rejection. The problem is this can cause your feelings to fester—to the point where you have such a huge one-sided relationship with her that you become unable to speak to her without seeming creepy. If you do want to date her, ask her out now, before “Wanna knock a few back at Kelly’s bar?” comes off like “You know, you’d look really pretty chained to my cabin wall.” < © 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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