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››LETTERS Don’t worry, be happy Thank you for a dollop of irony resulting from the proper juxtaposition of Nikki’s Single in the Suburbs piece on “gold digging” Not there yet. [“The Men With the Midas Touch”] and the feature about Mr. Naso [“The Strange Case of Joseph Naso”] in the May 3 issue. That the three dudes mentioned have serious issues with women is only one conclusion readers can draw. Females have been abused by males for centuries, and vice versa. Though both of my exes seem to have recovered from their unfortunate and extended associations with me, the fact remains that the complex realm of malefemale entanglements has a long way to go before we can say it is truly evolved. When that day comes, and it never will, we can all go out and get laid, worry-free. —Skip Corsini, San Rafael

‘In times like these, it is difficult not to write satire’—Juvenal Readers unfamiliar with Nefarious Naso needed information about his original apprehension before tuning in to his present status in our criminal justice system. Otherwise, how does one understand that he is standing trial in 2013 for crimes committed nearly half a century ago? He came across as too charming in dialogue with

the witness for the prosecution. Did your tongue-in-cheek writer [Ronnie Cohen] mean to satirize our system for dealing with egregious crimes? Ho-hum, just another bunch of prostitutes.... M.K. Blanton, San Rafael

Don’t need to be weatherman to know which way wind blows... Thanks to Peter Seidman and the Pacific Sun for doing a cover story [“Trouble the Water,” May 10] on the vital issue of sea level rise and kudos to Supervisor Kate Sears for her leadership. The elephant in the bathtub, so to speak, is that we are part of the cause of rising sea levels because of our outsize carbon footprints in Marin. To reverse the direction of climate change, please join the expert groups that can support us to make measurable changes and advocate for local, state, national and international policies to reduce carbon pollution. Some of the changes we need to make are as easy as flipping a switch. We believe that adaptation planning and disaster preparedness that is conducted in an equitable way must be paired with dramatic reductions in the carbon pollution that is driving the problem. Visit to join the key organizations that are leading the way. You can also read about resilient neighborhoods [“Counting Carbons”] in the Jan. 11 issue of the Pacific Sun. The sooner we invest in solutions the better chance we have to change the tide of history. Hannah Doress, director Earth Day Marin

Bivalves have had a foot in the door at Tomales Bay for decades! Oyster farms has been a part of Tomales Bay for generations [“Coastal Commission

Countersues Drakes Bay Oysters,” May 17]. If they were the ecological scourge that the Coastal Commission tries to portray, it would seem there would be some viable evidence. The fact that Tomales Bay, the National Seashore and environs have been both tourist and nature-lover havens for generations seems to contradict those ensconced in their bureaucratic ivory towers. The evidence, especially with the countersuit, indicates another example of the noxious invasive weed of big government seeking to destroy natural, local small business. Harry Martin, Cloverdale

He who trades a lack of cancer for fire safety, deserves neither... Once again, an intrinsically faulty process for a Marin County Civil Grand Jury investigation has led to a deeply flawed recommendation: to spray large quantities of pesticides (particularly MMWD’s gonna have this fellah to glyphosate) deal with if it’s not careful... year after year on the lands we depend on for most of our drinking water [“Say It—Don’t Spray It!,” April 12]. The jurors’ skewed secret “research” was mostly supplied by Marin Municipal Water District staff and its paid consultants; there was no opportunity for witness crossexamination, nor for information to be offered by independent expert members of the public. Glyphosate’s biggest manufacturer (Monsanto) says it’s safe, but the corporation said the same thing about DDT, which it manufactured for almost 30 years till that pesticide was finally banned, and it even told us its ultra-toxic Agent Orange defoliant was safe. But what’s the reality? The latest scientific studies confirm the serious dangers to human health and the environment from extensive glyphosate use. One such brand-new scientific review found that glyphosate enhances the negative effects of other environmental toxicants on the body; the study concludes: “Consequences...include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.” Other studies have reported that “glyphosate is associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, genetic damage, and endocrine disruption, as well as environmental damage including water contamination and harm to amphibians.” Its repetitive spraying has inadvertently

already caused widespread mutations into resistant “superweeds,” and there’s significant likelihood that the same could happen with the broom plant—requiring larger amounts of spray each year in a futile attempt at ultimate control. In fact, by spraying glyphosate MMWD would be violating its own Precautionary Principle Policy (Board policy since 2007). In a follow-up letter, I will explain the troubling possibility that exposure to even tiny amounts of glyphosate (and chemicals to be sprayed with it) can cause human “endocrine disruption,” linked to breast and prostate cancer and other serious conditions. And I will detail prudent available alternatives that can create a “win/win/ win” situation: i.e., cost-effectivefire protection in our watershed without dangerous pesticide spraying. Alexander Binik, DE-Toxics Institute, Fairfax

A culture ‘incompatible’ with Western tradition of needing its oil... David Harris seems to be another of the ’60s guys who have become meaningless relics spewing drivel and unrealistic mantra [“Drawing a New Line in the Sand,” May 10]. His naiveté of blaming the United States and Israel for all the world’s ills is getting tiring and serves no practical purpose. He claims that we should not fight the Iranians because they have no problem sending unarmed children to the battle field and then claims that we can manage a “nuclear Iran.” Really? He then goes on spewing the standard anti-Semitic nonsense cloaked in the “anti-Zionist” veneer. He claims that if Israel only made peace with the Palestinians, the Middle East would be fixed. Tell that to the 100,000plus dead in Syria, the million dead in the Iran-Iraq war, the thousands dead in Libya, the insider wars between Hamas and the PA, the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt, etc... Mr. Harris’s simplistic and self-loathing arguments do not hold water. The problem we have is that we are dealing with a culture/religion whose values are completely incompatible with our Western traditions and no amount of apologies from us will fix that. Abe Jacob, Novato

Magical realism takes a disturbing turn A fantasy: I’m at a party. I run into Isabel Allende there. I’ve heard of her; she’s heard of me. We chat briefly. Then I say to her, “How would you like to be serviced like you’ve never been serviced before?” The look on her face is priceless. Then I say to her, “Meet me upstairs in five minutes.” You do the math. Watch my show Friday nights on Marin 26 at midnight, then do the math, Isabel... Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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Hospital pulls plug on lease vote But Healthcare District still looking to November for bond measure… by Pe te r S e id m an


he Marin Healthcare District has spiked a proposal to put a new lease for Marin General Hospital on a June ballot. The arrangement with the hospital corporation that oversees day-to-day operations at Marin General would extend the lease of the facility to the Healthcare District for 30 years. The district, which covers most of Marin except Novato and parts of West Marin, must seek voter approval for the lease because of state legislation written by former district board member Nancy McCarthy. The district has decided to postpone the ballot measure because of the prohibitive cost of putting it on a June ballot. Each entity that puts a measure on a ballot pays for the cost of an election, dividing up the cost by the number of entities that have items on the ballot. An election in June would be, to put it mildly, an off-year proposition. If the Healthcare District proceeded with a June election, says Jon Friedenberg, Marin General’s Chief Fund and Business Development Officer, it could cost the district $1 million. Instead of digging deep into its pockets, the district decided to push the vote on the lease to a 2014 ballot, when it’s likely that many measures will be included and the cost of the election can be spread among entities. But the district will stick to its timetable to put a general obligation bond before voters on this November’s ballot, seeking their approval for a critical chunk of

financing that would help pay for a major modernization project at Marin General. The rather tangled story of how the district got to the place it finds itself began in 1952, when the facility opened. At the time it was a state-of-the-art hospital. But in the current world of healthcare delivery, Marin General is obsolete. The district recognizes that to attract and retain topnotch medical personnel, the county needs a top-notch facility. That costs money. The district envisions asking voters to approve a general obligation bond of between $300 million to $350 million. That would mean an assessment of between $15 and $20 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The district also would kick in additional money in the form of a revenue bond and from donations. “There’s a lot more we understand now about hospital buildings,” says Jennifer Rienks, chairwoman of the district board. Modern facilities are built to make them “more conducive to healing. There certainly have been advances in the architecture and design of hospitals in the last 50 years.” That’s the effective life of a hospital. The plan will be to replace two wings. A part of the facility built in the late 1980s will stay. That’s the central wing. An east wing and a west wing will need replacement. That’s where many patient rooms are located. The project has been estimated to cost about $500 million. Hospitals across the state are undergoing the same kind of modernization programs envisioned for Marin 10 >

››NEWSGRAMS Music exhibit between ‘Rocks’ and hard place Marin Rocks is on the rocks again— this time over the use of the name of the would-be exhibit celebrating the county’s musical history. The Marin History Museum was never able to get its much-talked-about paean to the county’s rock ‘n’ roll roots off the ground—when the funds ran out in 2011, the debacle left the museum $2.5 million in the red and having laid off half its staff. Now a new group, led by former Circle Bank CEO Kim Kaselionis and originally working at the behest of a History Museum board member, is trying to salvage Marin Rocks—but it may have to do so under a different title. The History Museum is demanding $2.5 million for the use of “Marin Rocks,” saying they’ve copyrighted the name. The Marin History Museum had spent three years trying to raise funds and community support for a grand exhibit space to celebrate the likes of Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis and other local musicians—the museum even leased space at 851 Fourth St. in San Rafael before members were sure the exhibit would ever launch. But support from the local music community was fractured when there was no clear understanding of the exhibit’s focus—and, importantly, who in the music community would be part of that focus. Kaselionis’s group had already been toying with the idea of abandoning the Marin Rocks name, to avoid association with the previously failed project, and titles such as the Marin Music Center have been bandied about. Alternate locations in Marin for the exhibit-performance-interactive space are being scouted—some with historic significance to the Marin music scene. As of press time, the pricey storefront at 851 Fourth St. sits vacant, its “Marin Rocks coming soon!” sign recently scrubbed from the windows. —Jason Walsh Marin Art Festival needs $38,000—and fast! What would happen if you held an art festival and none of the suppliers showed up? That’s what the Marin Art Festival doesn’t want to find out. According to festival officials, this year the economy-strapped suppliers—the folks who provide security, tents, portable bathrooms, etc.—are asking to be paid in advance of the festival—which, in year’s past, has typically tidied up that tab following the festival, with the money garnered through ticket sales. The Marin Art Festival takes place at the Marin Center fairgrounds and features more than 200 artists and has had up to 10,000 attendees. This year’s fest is slated for June 15-16, and needs to raise about $38,000 by June 2 to keep the event from cancellation. Details about how to donate are at the festival’s Indiegogo campaign page at save-the-marin-art-festival-from-cancellation. —JW Supes to put the lid on kids’ soda “Can’t beat the real thing,” Coca-Cola promised in one of its best-known marketing slogans—and the Marin County Board of Supervisors wholeheartedly agrees. Which is why the board this summer is recommending water. At its Tuesday meeting, the board will consider disowning the “Pepsi Generation” in favor of “rethink your drink,” a Bay Area-wide campaign to promote limiting soda intake “in the interest of promoting general health and prevention of obesity and diabetes,” according to county officials. The board is expected to adopt a resolution proclaiming June, July and August 2013 as Soda-Free Summer. The resolution, put forth at the request of Supervisor Susan Adams, will urge Marinites to forgo pop during the warm months and for youth groups and other community health programs to “implement healthy beverage policies and practices.” According to the American Medical Association, soda is among the leading sources of added sugar in the American diet and a contributing factor for diabetes and obesity. Fortyseven percent of Marin adults fall in the overweight or obese category, according to the proposed resolution, and folks who drink more than one soda a day are 27 percent more likely to be overweight. For more information, take a sip of —Stephanie Powell Grand Jury blasts Marin officials over medical marijuana Let the chronically sick folks smoke some pot, for crissakes, a Marin Civil Grand Jury is urging county officials. In a new report, titled “Medical Marijuana: Up in Smoke,” the grand jury laments the vast closure of medical marijuana facilities in the county and lambasts county and city officials for not have the backbone to support what 73 percent of Marinites voted for when the Compassionate Use Act was passed in 1996. A Justice Department crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in the last few years has shuttered dispensary doors across the state, leaving patients with choices of either the black market, dubious online providers or going without pot-pain relief entirely. “The county’s response to this situation has been to take a wait and see position,” reports the jury. “One supervisor stated that medical marijuana is not a priority, and a representative of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services stated that they ‘did not have a dog in this race.’” Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is considered a Schedule I narcotic, on par with heroin and ecstasy. 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Staying in the game Pacifics bench coach Stefan Wever has seen his share of curveballs... by Jacob Shafe r

Stefan Wever, far right, finished his major-league career with two and two-thirds more innings pitched than pretty much everybody else on the planet combined. “[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone.”—A. Bartlett Giamatti

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1. The Golden Gate Bridge opened this week, May 27, in what year? 2. How do male peacocks attract a mate? 3. In the middle of the 19th century, America’s most populous city was New York, followed by Philadelphia. Identify the next three on the list, all of whose names begin with “B.” 4. Pictured, right, can you identify Pixar’s three all-time top-grossing films, released in 2010, 2003 and 2009? 5. What players on the San Francisco Giants are known by these nicknames? 5a. The Freak 5b. Mad Bum 5c. Kung Fu Panda 5d. Buster (give his real name) 6. Japan 2006, Japan 2009, and Dominican Republic 2013 were the winners of what sporting event with a three-word name? 7. Ninteenth-century Frenchman Ferdinand de Lesseps’s greatest achievement was overseeing the construction of what feat of engineering? 8. The comedian Groucho Marx quipped that ... what?... was the chief cause of divorce? 9. Picured below, what province, which contains more than one-third of Canada’s farmland, is known as the “breadbasket of Canada”?





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VHigh praise for the wise folks serving on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. In a report, titled “Up in Smoke,” the Grand Jury recommended this week that the Marin County Board of Supervisors “support patient safety and well-being by ensuring properly regulated access to medical marijuana...” Several Marin dispensaries recently closed due to bans by local governments or under threat of forfeiture by the feds. The one remaining medical marijuana dispensary, Marin Holistic Solutions in Corte Madera, serves 800 patients; however, it will lose its lease in May 2014. We urge the Board of Supervisors to get busy. It would be downright shameful if we force patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, glaucoma and other painful conditions to buy weed from a dealer on a street corner.

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WDeja vu. Last May, our Zero was a Mill Valley man who was arrested for three DUIs in three days. (He later pleaded guilty to all charges.) This May, we have a Marinwood man who was arrested twice within 12 hours for alleged drunken driving. Gary Arnone, 71, hit the trifecta four days later when he was again arrested for suspected DUI. He posted bail after each arrest. If he’s guilty, as the authorities allege, we hope someone takes away his car keys. Or, better yet, maybe we quit giving bail to repeat customers. The good news is that  Marinites refuse to tolerate drunks behind the wheel. In all three cases, citizens reported Arnone’s alleged erratic and drunk driving to the police. Keep driving under the influence and we’ll keep reporting. —Nikki Silverstein


he’d had out of pro baseball—earning a degree in English literature, running a successful San Francisco bar, youth coaching—shrank under the specter of illness. True to form, Wever didn’t get bitter. “I’ve always believed in having a positive attitude,” he says. “I never doubted I could get past this.” After chemo failed tories about athletes overcoming to combat his cancer, he turned to an adversity are almost always overblown. Everyone faces adversity—just experimental trial drug. It put his disease into remission, and gave him yet another because a guy can throw a ball really fast second chance. or hit one really far doesn’t mean his chalToday, Wever, 55, has a new gig: bench lenges are more difficult or compelling. In coach for the San Rafael Pacifics, Marin’s fact, you could argue, it makes everything easier, since even in the worst of times he’s independent minor league team. It’s a far cry from Yankee Stadium, but Wever says getting paid to play a children’s game. But Stefan Wever redefines adversity. he feels right at home. “These guys have A phenom pitching prospect from San great attitudes; there’s no sense of competiFrancisco, Wever was drafted out of col- tion or rivalry between players. They’re lege by the New York Yankees. He rocketed here because they want to keep playing.” Last year, in their inaugural season, the through the Yankees’ system, and in September 1982 made the jump from AA to Pacifics finished with the best record in the North American League, and the big leagues. After tossing defeated Na Koa Ikaika Maui in two and two-thirds innings TAKING THE FIELD the three-game championship against the Milwaukee BrewDon’t miss it, as the series. Wever says this year’s ers, Wever tore his rotator Pacifics try to pan the team is still taking shape— cuff. His playing career, for Prospectors Friday, camp opened on May 16, and all intents and purposes, was May 31. Tickets, a they’ll play their first game May over as soon as it began. schedule and more 31 against the Copper State “It was a great experience,” can be found at Prospectors. “It’s fun being a Wever recalls of his brief stint part of it,” Wever says. in the majors. “I figure I can Wever concedes that his go through life either bitter personal struggles could or proud—so I choose not to be bitter. It was just one of those obstacles, help inspire players laboring to keep their one of those things that jumps up and gets dreams alive. But, he says, his goal is simply to coach. “I was lucky to have some you once in a while.” great coaches and great experiences along It wouldn’t be the last obstacle thrown the way,” he says. “If I can give some of Wever’s way. In 2010, he was diagnosed that back, I’m happy.” < with lymphoma. Shortly after, he suffered a stroke. Suddenly, the accomplishments Paint the outside corner with Jacob at


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< 8 Hospital pulls the plug on lease vote General. An impetus for the modernization projects in California stretches back to 1994, when the Legislature passed SB 1953, a law that required hospitals to meet a new seismic standard that would ensure they remain operational after a major earthquake. The law set a 2008 deadline to meet the standard. Failing to meet the deadline could result in the state closing a hospital. But because so many hospitals across the state said they had no hope of meeting the 2008 deadline, the state granted some wiggle room, some extensions. The wiggle-room date stretched to 2013. But even that was too optimistic. The governor eventually signed legislation that extends the seismic standard deadline to 2020. And just recently that deadline was extended to 2030 for Marin General. But the extension won’t slow the push to modernize the hospital, says Rienks. “We’ve got a facility that’s old,” she says. “We’ve got rooms that are not up to today’s standards, they’re not set up for all the new equipment. We have too many double rooms instead of single rooms, and that’s really the new standard of care.” Improving the infrastructure at the hospital will help the district attract and retain the brightest medical talent, Rienks stresses, and that means Marin General needs an up-to-date physical plant. Friedenberg says the modernized Marin General will feature larger rooms, private rooms. “Hospitals in the United States are all being built that way. It’s not the case that we are doing this because it’s Marin and everybody in Marin has to have their own room” due to a sense of privilege. “It’s a national standard now.” That change in standards is coming in part because of federal law that ensures patient privacy. “What has been referred to technically as a semi-private room really means a not-at-all-private room,” says Friedenberg. Rooms that accommodate two beds separated by a curtain offer patients little to no privacy when medical personnel perform procedures for patients or discuss medical issues with patients. In addition, says Friedenberg, in the 1950s and for many decades since, if a patient needed respiratory therapy, for example, an orderly would bring a gurney to a room and wheel the patient to an elevator, go down to a floor for therapy, “and then they would park the gurney with you in it outside of respiratory therapy, and you would count the holes in the acoustic tiles.” Then, after receiving therapy, a patient would again wait in the hall for an orderly to wheel the gurney back to the patient’s room. In a modern facility, the respiratory therapist can bring equipment to the room. To accommodate room for the respiratory therapist or other medical personnel, along with a doctor or doctors, nurses and perhaps family, “you need more space,” says Friedenberg. Moving therapies and tests to the bedside results in tangible health benefits, 10 PACIFIC SUN MAY 24 - MAY 30, 2013

according to Friedenberg. Depending on the health of a patient, moving from one location to another, getting on and off a gurney “can be a big deal.” In addition to room for medical personnel, modern larger rooms can accommodate family and friends. “Studies have shown irrefutably” that the support a patient gets from their support system, especially from family members, translates into faster recovery times. “They actually get better faster,” he says. Although Kaiser and Sutter also have hospital facilities in the county, Marin General is the only hospital that provides acute-care services such as major neurosurgery, cardiac surgery and other programs that require high technology. That takes space, which Marin General doesn’t have. Bill Rothman, a retired internal medicine physician, notes that according to a consultant’s study the district commissioned in 2005, 40 percent of Marin residents are members of Kaiser. That percentage could tamp down votes for the general obligation bond. In addition, the consultants determined that another 20 percent of Marin residents receive care outside of the county, in San Francisco for instance. “For obvious reasons,” he says, that will “increase the obstacles that the bond tax measure will face.” But he stresses that he is “convinced” that Marin General must be modernized “if it is to survive.” Although the question of seismic safety may have provided a stick to the back of hospital districts across the state that needed to modernize their facilities, the Marin Healthcare District recognizes that modernizing is the essential ingredient. “Even if there was zero seismic mandate,” says Friedenberg, “and we had until 3030, we would still have to build a new hospital.” Rienks concurs and adds that she thinks Marin residents will vote for a modernized facility. Helping the odds is the fact that Marin General is the only traumacare hospital in the county. The seismic standard before 1994 was based on mandating construction that ensured a building wouldn’t collapse in an earthquake. That standard changed after the Northridge earthquake, and the 1994 standard set the bar higher. Now hospitals must withstand a tremor and also remain operational. Friedenberg was in Los Angeles the morning of the Northridge quake. “Three hospitals in the San Fernando Valley had to be immediately evacuated. The people who were injured in the quake made their way to the hospitals only to find they were closed. And the quake that damaged the hospitals had also damaged the local transportation system.” There was no way to get people from the closed hospitals to those that still were open across town. Marin General’s trauma care would serve a critical function in a Marin seismic event. Rienks as well as Friedenberg think Marin residents will recognize that fact

when they go to the polls and cast votes on the bond measure. The district will embark on an election campaign that will stress the modernization aspect of the plan rather than relying just on the goal to bring the facility up to the newest seismic standard. The district currently is working on the marketing strategy it will use to convince voters. “It definitely is not possible to build the replacement hospital without a general obligation bond,” says Friedenberg. None of the district hospitals in the Bay Area would have been built, he adds, “without members of the community coming together and first voting to form a district and then following that up with a vote to tax themselves to support general obligation bonds” to build hospitals. “The new Marin General is not going to get built without this generation of voters doing the exact same thing.” Having a full-service acute-care hospital is important to the community, says Friedenberg. That assessment is in evidence across the country, where residents are taxing themselves to update a large number of hospitals built about 50 years ago. In California, community hospitals proliferated thanks to legislation that allowed districts to form and to a burgeoning population. Rienks notes one other reason why the Marin modernization plan makes good sense. The Affordable Care Act is bringing changes to Medicare reimbursement policy. “If a patient gets a hospital-acquired infection,” she says, you’re not going to get reimbursed. They’re not just paying for procedures; they’re paying for outcomes.” The Hospital District leases Marin General to a nonprofit corporation, whose board is responsible for the day-to-day functions. The arrangement came after a tortuous history that goes back to 1985,

when the Healthcare District hired Hank Buhrmann as its new CEO. Buhrmann came to Marin with a reputation as a savvy administrator capable of navigating the turbulent world of healthcare delivery. Stocks were soaring; so were costs for healthcare. Community hospitals across the country were looking with anxiety at their financials. After taking up his new post at Marin General, Buhrmann proposed that the Healthcare District lease the hospital to a new entity called the Marin General Hospital Corporation, an entity Buhrmann had created with the help of attorney Quentin Cook, whom Buhrmann had brought along as attorney for the Healthcare District. The elected board of the Healthcare District voted to lease the hospital to Buhrmann’s new entity, which had its own board. Then came Sutter Health, which assumed control of the hospital lease until a heated battle led to a spilt between Sutter and the Healthcare District. The current lease with the Marin General Hospital Corporation expires in 2015. The Healthcare District chose to retain a bifurcated board layout to shield the hospital from political fights. The Healthcare District board deals with policy; the corporation board deals with practical health and hospital issues. During the Sutter tenure, the Hospital Corporation board was closely aligned with Sutter. Now, the corporation board has allegiance to the Healthcare District. Under the terms of the lease the district board approved, the Hospital Corporation will pay the district an annual rent of $500,000. The corporation also will pay a percentage of hospital profits if they are sufficient to make the payment. Voters will have a chance to vote on the terms when the district places the lease on a ballot next year. < Contact the writer at

< 8 Newsgrams movie and lumping it in with the rated X’s. Many would prefer to see it regulated along the same lines of more similar drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. The grand jury also took aim at local city councils for bowing to the complaints of the minority of folks who live near the dispensaries—the grand jury refers to it as “the NIMBY effect”—by enacting bans, moratoriums and changing land use codes to drive away the dispensaries. According to the grand jury, this is in spite of three major studies, including one by the National Institutes of Health, that have concluded “that there is no increase in crime in neighborhoods around dispensaries.” Nevertheless, continues the report, local governments have responded to citizens’ misgivings. The grand jury cites Mill Valley, San Rafael, Larkspur and Novato as passing bans on dispensaries; Sausalito has a moratorium; Corte Madera shut down a dispensary under threat of a cease-and-desist order. Marin Holistic Solutions, in Corte Madera, is the only dispensary still operating in the county; its agreement with the town allows it to operate until spring of 2014. Marin Holistic Solutions serves about 800 patients in Marin, says the report. Their average age is 40. MHS pays sales tax and a gross receipts tax of 1.4 percent to the city. During an onsite visit to MHS, “grand jury members observed tight security measures ... and the chief of police reports that there has been no increase in crime in the area.” In its conclusion to the report, the grand jury recommends that the Board of Supervisors “respect the will of the voters and the intention of the Compassionate Use Act by using its authority to uphold access to medical marijuana within the county” and to develop a viable set of ordinances for medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the unincorporated areas of the county. “Compassion without action,” the report concludes, “is not enough.” —JW

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You are 16 going on 100... One of our ‘favorite things,’ the Mountain Play, kicks off Marin’s summer in the sun...


ow do you solve a problem like Maria? We’ve got a better question: How do you stage the 100th Mountain Play in the first year following the “retirement” of longtime artistic director James Dunn? Well, putting on a beloved musical with a very familiar soundtrack is a good start. So is enlisting the directorial talents of a solid theater veteran like Jay Manley.

So as The Sound of Music provides the “do-re-mis” at the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre this month, we’ve got “something good” to offer with our annual town-by-town summer festivals guide. Grab your calendar and start making plans before it’s time to bid “so long, farewell” to another summer of art, wine, music and locally produced gourmet grub. —Jason Walsh

How do you solve a problem like... directing your first Mountain Play? ‘Sound of Music’ director Manly has confidence in confidence alone... by Dani Burlison


f Jay Manley is nervous about stepping into the Mountain Play’s 100-year-old shoes, he certainly doesn’t show it. Upbeat, charming and completely dedicated to bringing a spectacular 100th year to the top of Mt. Tam, Manley, the director of this year’s production of The Sound of Music brings more than three decades of theatrical expertise to Marin. He is the founder of the South Bay’s Foothill Music Theatre in Los Altos and runs New York Theatre Tour, where he leads tours to theater hubs like New York, Ashland and London, to name a few. Last year marked the 30th and final season for longtime Mountain Play artistic director James Dunn. While the Mountain Play Association looked toward a Dunn-less future, one question remained: should it seek out another fixture for the director’s chair? What Mountain Play officials have decided is that, instead of attempting to replace Dunn, the annual spring productions will feature a different director each year, keeping things fresh, exciting and as fabulous as ever. Aside from the pressure of filling Dunn’s shoes, the new structure offers big opportunities for visiting directors. And as it happens, Jay Manley is first up to bat. He recently took a break from his rigorous rehearsal schedule to talk to the Sun by phone from his Kensington home. He candidly shared his hopes for the Mountain Play and his admiration for all that James Dunn has handed off to him and future directors. It’s the 100th anniversary of the Mountain Play and the first since James Dunn retired. Any pressure? Ha! You know, Jim and I have sort of paralleled each other for many of the same years—me in the South Bay and he in

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Marin. I chaired the theater department at Foothill College for over 25 years and founded Foothill Music Theatre, which is an award-winning South Bay company, as he was doing his wonderful work at College of Marin and the Mountain Play, so I have kind of watched his work from afar—as he has watched mine—and I think we are both admirers of each other. The only pressure I feel, I think, is simply that I want this 100th year to be spectacu-

larly successful... I’m actually feeling excitedly relaxed, if that’s possible. I feel that we have a great show that will be ready to go! Every production poses its unique challenges—especially when you are up on a mountain. How’s it gone this year with The Sound of Music? Oh sure, ha! All of the challenges have had to do with the mountain. We’ve had two full-day rehearsals on the mountain

one weekend and on Saturday, the park rangers closed the park because of fire danger and then on Sunday it rained, so we got rained out! It’s Mother Nature, I think, that throws us the biggest curve and, you know, it kind of comes with the territory. But if there’s been any learning curve for me—putting together a show, I know how to do that—but what I don’t know how to do is to get Mother Nature to step up to the plate and do her part! It’s MAY 24 - MAY 30, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 11


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Speaking of challenges on the mountain, one of the things readers might be curious about is if the von Trapp children are actually played by kids? And have you worked with children before? Oh, of course. [I have worked with children] many, many times. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done all of the requisite showsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Oliver, The Music Man and all of those shows that have kids in them. We have an absolutely adorable set of kids. The age range is supposed to be 5-16 and our age span is a tiny bit older but it is absolutely childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we had over 100 children audition. We were very selective and chose wonderful kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they are just great. There are a lot of stage mothers out there and I have to say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been incredibly lucky with having wonderful, wonderful parents who have supported us in this process. The Mountain Play has a reputation for staging theatrical â&#x20AC;&#x153;surprisesâ&#x20AC;? that happen during the performancesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dunn once had a biplane fly overhead as part of a production. Do you have any magic up your sleeve for The Sound of Music? Jim is famous for his special effects, as we call them. The Sound of Music is a smaller, more intimate and more realistic sort of play, but we do have some motorized vehicles and I think some visually strong surprises for the audience. But we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an air force for this production! The Mountain Play is known for family-friendly musicals/plays. Is there another genre of theater youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re particularly passionate about? I do all kinds of theater. I do plays as well as musicals and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done edgy musicals like Urinetown and Bat Boy or

Assassins as well. And I love the Golden Age stuff. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a lot of shows more than onceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never done The Sound of Music so this was lovely. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a show that I kind of grew up listening to the music to. And the movie, of course, everybody knows, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been lovely in that regard. Name some productions youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve helmed of which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re particularly proud. I think of some of the really big, spectacular productions I worked on at Foothill and Ragtime is certainly high among them. Showboat is another. It is not done very often and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge and hard to do and it came off exceedingly well. I did the very ďŹ rst Bay Area production of The Grapes of Wrath which was an exciting thing to do and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done lots of Shakespeare and Brecht. Immediately after The Sound of Music, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m back in the South Bay to direct the ďŹ rst production down there of Les Miserables. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a challenge, ha! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only become available to nonprofessional groups this year and we had over 250 people audition for it. Actors have been hungry for these parts so we have a terriďŹ c cast for that. In fact, one of our von Trapp family children will be playing Cosette. It will be fun to get to work with her again. Speaking of The Sound of Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;do you cry during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edelweissâ&#x20AC;? like everyone else? Listen, I am one of the biggest babies in the whole theater. I see the kids doing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do Re Miâ&#x20AC;? with Maria and I tear up, just because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so joyful. And oh, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edelweissâ&#x20AC;? gets me every time. We have a wonderful actor playing the Captain [Ryan Drummond]â&#x20AC;&#x201D;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an actor Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked with beforeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really lovely in it. And wait till you hear â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climb Every Mountainâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;that will bring tears to every eye. < Climb Daniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mountain at

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Novato, where summer never ends... From Grant to Greek, this town is the summer’s true ‘unsung hero’ by Julie Vade r


ovato is a town that really knows how to use its main drag—Grant Avenue— to best advantage for summertime gatherings, including events which have people from all over the Bay Area saying “yes” to Novato all season long. The Novato Farmers Market takes over Grant Avenue between Reichert and Machin avenues every Tuesday evening, 4-7pm, May to September, with fresh produce, live music, prepared food, humanely raised meat and eggs and general happy, shiny Marin ambiance. Of course, not everything in Novato happens on Grant Avenue... The Greek economy is in a spot of trouble at present, which has made travel there a somewhat dicey proposition. Never fear: You can get a genuine Greek experience without the hassle by heading to Novato Memorial Day weekend for the annual Marin Greek

Festival. The highlight, as always, is the authentic Greek food—learn to tell your loukaniko from your loukoumades—and there is also wine tasting, live music, dancing, Gregorian chanting, children’s activities and shopping. Five percent of this year’s proceeds go to the nonprofit Homeward Bound. For schedules and menus, see the website, which also includes a “Learn Greek” feature for those who want to learn some simple Greek words and phrases. “HAIR-e-te” to you, too. The theme for this year’s Fourth of July Parade in downtown Novato is “Unsung Heroes” and the spectacle, one of the largest in the Bay Area, has more than a hundred entries, from classic cars to marching bands to old guys in vintage military uniforms to “fancy cowgirls on golden palominos and decorated basset hounds”—can’t get more unsung than a hero basset hound. They all

start parading down Grant Avenue (natch) at 10am on the big day (a Thursday this year). Later on July 4 the curtain rises on the first of three productions put on by Marin Summer Theater. Each year high school and college students ages 13 to 23 hone their singing, acting and general theatrical chops in summer productions. Gypsy is the first production and opportunity to see future stars on the rise, followed by Almost, Maine, a nine-shortplay drama which flopped on Broadway but went on to become the number-one most produced drama in North American high schools. The season finishes up with a flourish • Novato Farmers Market Tuesdays, 4-7pm through September. Grant Avenue between Reichert and Machin avenues. Free. • Marin Greek Festival Friday, May 24, 11:30am-2:30pm Let’s Do Lunch— Greek Style; 5-10pm, Food of the GodsFruit of the Vine dinner and winetasting; Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, Traditional Festival, 11am-10pm. Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato.

with Les Miserables, a musical more than a few people dream a dream of seeing live. In the dog days of August there’s an opportunity to get a good close-up look at really shined-up vintage cars at the Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show. Friday evening, Aug. 16, is cruise night, with the hot rods parading down Novato’s main drag followed by dinner, and Saturday those gorgeous cars will be on display starting at 10am, which is when the live music (some of that crazy rock and roll all the kids are into) starts. The awards ceremony is at 3pm and there’s another “cruising” vehicle parade at 4pm. < • Fourth of July Parade Thursday, July 4, 10am, Grant Avenue. Free. • Marin Summer Theater Gypsy, July 4-7, 12-13 at San Marin High School; Almost, Maine July 18-21 at Novato High School; Les Miserables; July 25-28; Aug. 2-4 at San Marin High School. • Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17. Free. Grant Ave. West, First to Seventh Street.


We’re guessing these Greek Festival dancers aren’t moving to the Gregorian chanting.

On a quest for the best fest? This is the 30th annual go-round for the Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music, one of the earliest and best summer festivals anywhere. Somehow in early June the weather just feels nicer, the art looks that much better and the music sounds sweeter. (The wine might have something to do with that.) And even though “food” doesn’t make the title, it’s no doubt a highlight, from “gourmet” artisan offerings of calamari, tri-tip and pulled pork to traditional fest fare of hot dogs, ice cream and curly fries. Musical acts booked for this year include the Tubes, Lara Johnston, the Americans, Levi Lloyd, Metal Shop, Flanelhed, Tender Mercies, Davey Pattison

and many more, so you can listen while you dance, sip, snack, shop. There’s a kids’ area too, with guided art projects, train rides, a climbing wall and a petting zoo. There are also slot-car racing challenges, a big slide and a dunk tank. And enough lemonade, smoothies and funnel cakes to make it all really interesting for those who partake before entering one of those ubiquitous bounce houses. Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music Saturday-Sunday June 8-9; Grant Avenue between Redwood and Seventh Street, downtown Novato, 10am-7pm Saturday; 10am-6pm Sunday. Free.


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The Mill in the fests Talkin’ ’bout Mill Valley, that’s our home for summer events! by Dani Burlison

We love a parade!

Good times, and fire department vehicles, will be rolling this weekend at the Memorial Day Parade.


sweet escape within the dreamy terrain of Southern Marin, Mill Valley has long been held as a top-notch weekend destination for local Marinites and city dwellers alike. And as usual, the summer events lineup for 2013 offers a little something for music-lovers, families, athletes, food and wine lovers and everyone in between. As you’ve likely read by now, this is the Mountain Play’s 100th year! To celebrate, the crew has brought on a guest director, Jay Manley, and delivers a fantastic production of The Sound of Music atop Mt. Tam. The Mill Valley Community Center hosts another fun Memorial Weekend festival with the Kiddo! Family Carnival. Packed full of old-fashioned fun with carnival games, food and rides, this event is a perfect way to launch into summer. The Mill Valley Philharmonic ushers classical music lovers into the first days of June with their annual summer concert series in Mill Valley (and one event in Sausalito). This year’s concerts feature the winners of the season’s concerto competition with conductor James Frieman leading the soloists and orchestra in works for cello, clarinet, trumpets, trombone and violin. Among the many reasons to step outside this summer is legendary dancer Anna Halprin’s participatory Planetary Dance event. The annual gathering, now in its 33rd year, was originally founded with the intent of calling for “peace among people and peace with the Earth” through a day of collaboration and movement. Starting with a sunrise ceremony atop Mt. Tam, the main event takes place Sunday, June 2, at 11am and is followed by a potluck at Santos Meadows. Each summer nearly 1,500 runners traverse the 7.4-mile trail from Mill Valley to

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Leading us into summer, the festivities kick off with an annual parade. In partnership with the National Safe Routes to School Program, this year’s Memorial Day Parade cruises through Mill Valley with the theme of “Let the Good Times Roll.” With awards for the year’s best entries, the parade begins at Old Mill School at 10:30am and ends at Tam High with plenty of fun, kid-centered activities. Monday, May 27. The route departs Old Mill School at 10:30am, proceeds down Throckmorton to Miller Avenue and finishes at Tamalpais High School. Post-parade celebration at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. Noon-4pm. Free. Info: Stinson Beach in the annual Dipsea Race. Sign up, join the fun or cheer on the racers on Sunday, June 9. Every Friday from early June and on through mid-August offers live music from local bands, beer and wine (no alcohol can be brought in from the outside) and fun activities like bouncie houses and cotton candy for the kids at Creekside Fridays. The events are pet friendly. Gypsy jazz fans and enthusiasts from around the world convene once again for the Throckmorton Theatre’s annual Django Fest. A festival celebrating the life and music of French/Belgian guitar legend Django Reinhardt, the series of concerts takes place the second weekend in June, transforming downtown Mill Valley into a musical dream. • Mountain Play The Sound of Music is performed May 19, 26 and June 2, 8, 9 at 2pm at Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mt. Tamalpais. $20-40 Info: • Kiddo! Family Carnival Friday through Monday, May 24-27. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. Info: • Mill Valley Philharmonic Friday, May 31, 8pm and Saturday, June 1, 4:00pm at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley. Sunday, June 2, 2pm at Sausalito Portuguese Hall, 511 Caledonia Street, Sausalito. Free. Info:

Only 7.5 more miles to go, folks!

The Mill Valley Philharmonic scales to chromatic heights this month at the Mt. Tam United Methodist Church.

Hugo and The Lorax will screen at this year’s Film Night in the Park series in Mill Valley. Gather the children, the snacks and a warm blanket or two and head over to Old Mill Park on June 21 and Sept. 6.

• Planetary Dance Sunday, June 2. Sunrise Ceremony at 5am, dance at 11am. Potluck to follow. Santos Meadows at Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods Road. $8 parking fee. Info: • Dipsea Race Sunday, June 9, 8:30am at Lytton Square. Free. Info: • Creekside Fridays Fridays, June 14Aug. 9, 6:30-8pm at The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road. Free. Info: • DjangoFest Friday and Saturday June 14 and 15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave. $35-$65.

Eat, drink and be merry at the 32nd annual Mill Valley Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting! With more than 60 participating wineries, a dozen craft brewers and over 40 different nibbles to nosh on, this annual fundraising event might just be the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Often compared to the central American festivals of Dia de Los Muertos, the traditional Japanese Obon Festival is a celebration honoring the ancestors with dance, music and a floating lantern ceremony. Join the Buddhist Temple of Marin for a lovely family gathering at their annual festival in Mill Valley this July. Dates and times to be announced As the kiddos finish up last-minute back-to-school shopping and Indian summer rolls in, a great place to unwind is at Mill Valley’s Summer Concerts on the Plaza series on Wednesdays and Sundays this August. <

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This year in Fairfax, the community has stepped it up a notch with the 36th annual Fairfax Festival. As always, the weekendlong festivities of June 8 and 9 will kick off with Film Night in the Park on Friday, June 7, followed by a parade at 10am Saturday morning. The parade will lead festivalgoers to the event at Bolinas and Peri Parks where live music, food and beverages await. And be sure to check out the EcoFest, taking place alongside the Fairfax Festival, as EF celebrates its 10th year of raising awareness about community efforts to champion the environment. The San Geronimo Community Center on June 15 hosts an annual Mexican Art Festival complete with dance, food, crafts and fun at its free, bilingual event. A great community gathering featuring traditional performances and community building, the Mexican Art festival is not to be missed. The Point Reyes National Seashore has more to offer than just vast beaches, soaring cliffs and other natural beautyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kule Loko is a fascinating rendering of an authentic Miwok village, which is celebrated annually at the Big Time Festival near the Bear Valley Visitor Center. The National Parks Service and the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin sponsor the free July 20 event, which includes demonstrations of traditional basketry, ďŹ&#x201A;int knapping and clamshell bead making. Once again, locals battle it out with the Fourth of July Tug-of-War contest between Bolinas and Stinson across the narrow straights of the Bolinas Lagoon. If hula-hooping and jamming out to

your favorite groovy live tunes is more your speed than a livestock auction, the ever-spectacular Far West Fest at Love Field might just be your cup of Yerba Mate. A benefit for several West Marin nonprofits, Far West Fest 2013 is July 27 and features Zigaboo Modeliste, John Doe, Beso Negro, Paige Anderson and more. And for looking beyond the festival circuit, the Point Reyes Field Seminars offer a wide array of summer activities to suit just about everyone. From yoga and writing retreats to outdoor environmental education like bird watching and art workshops, summer has never looked better in West Marin As summer winds down, pack a picnic and head out to Drakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach for the annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Sept. 1. Compete for prizes or just enjoy the last rays of summer with sun block and fun. < â&#x20AC;˘ Western Weekend and Parade Saturday and Sunday June 1-2. Barbeque, dance, music, exhibits and parade (Sunday at noon). Downtown Point Reyes Station. Info: 415/663-1075. â&#x20AC;˘ Fairfax Festival Parade begins at 10am on Saturday, June 8; festival 1-5pm. Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday, June 9. Bolinas Park, 78 Bolinas Road and Peri Park, 40 Park Drive. Info: fairfaxfestival. com. Film Night screening, at the edge of dusk. â&#x20AC;˘ Mexican Art Festival Saturday, June 15, noon-5pm. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. Free. Info: 415/488-8888. â&#x20AC;˘ Big Time Festival Saturday, July 20, 10am-4pm at Bear Valley Visitor Center,

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f you live in Marin, you are likely aware of the female population’s fascination with comfort-fit pantaloons ranging from leggings to yoga pants to running crops. This became evident to me on a recent Sunday afternoon trip to Marin County Mart’s Off the Grid, where I counted no fewer than 60 ladies donning some version of stretchy slip-on pants. Observing this trend got me thinking about denim and the point in time in which spandex usurped denim for the title of the county’s favorite pant fabric. Some will surely say it was when the popularity of yoga reached mass appeal, while others will offer up the time when stores like Lululemon started designing easy-fit pants that were also sexy. To my mind, the scales tipped to Lycra’s

favor when the fashion industry had the gall to re-introduce skinny-fit jeans; the least easy-fitting jeans of all time. Their shrunken, uncomplimentary cut and muffin-top-enhancing ability gave women good reason to, at the very least, forgo the current denim trend. However, I don’t believe public disdain for the pervasive peg leg has to lead to a closet full of elastic-waistband pants or to an avoidance of denim altogether. Although there is nothing wrong with wearing comfort-fit pants as protest to the fashion industry’s newest must-have fit (and myriad other good reasons), stretchy slacks do have their time and place (and that doesn’t mean any time or any place). It really goes without saying that most versions aren’t ap-

propriate to wear on a date-night or at a nice restaurant or at a show. In these cases, let a flattering pair of jeans fill-in the wardrobe gaps. But how do you find these flattering jeans when your shopping focus has been at stores selling slip-on pants? Since it’s evident we can’t rely on what’s trend-right to determine what jeans to buy and wear, we need to take matters into our own hands. With so many ways to customize jeans—from its rinse, treatments, length, leg cut, rise, pocket construction and styling— there is no reason why you can’t find everything you want in one pair of jeans. To find an easy, flattering, sexy and stylish pair, start by considering the areas of your lower body you would like to accentuate or diminish. Then

use the Denim Matrix (below) to spot the jean details that are best for you. For instance, if you want your legs to look longer and your rump to appear smaller the Denim Matrix suggests a jean with an all-over dark rinse, medium rise, long leg length and long back pockets placed near the back center seam. For most Marin women, skinny-fit jeans are not the answer to an easy pair of pants— however slip-on pantaloons aren’t the only alternative. When you find a pair of jeans that incorporates your unique jean detailing, buy them. You will come to find them just as easy to wear as your stretch pants, yet a more versatile wardrobe choice. < Katie Rice Jones is a Marin-based style consultant. Check out

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own masterpieces, check out Art in the Park on Aug. 8 at Paradise Beach Park, with art supplies, smocks, snacks and the peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gorgeous landscapes provided free of charge.) More cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in store at Concerts in the Park, a series of monthly musical entertainments held in Belvedereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucolic Community Park. On June 16 itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll with David Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Party; July 14, the Montclair Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Band (swinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jazz); Aug. 11, California Cowboys (country); Sept. 5, Sun Kings (the sounds of The Beatles). Bring a picnic! Music-lovers will also enjoy Angel Island LIVE, a summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of blues, rock and jazz presented on that lovely verdant isle less than a mile off the Tiburon coast. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through August relax along the shores of Ayala Cove and bliss out to the likes of The Mad Maggies, Grandpa Banana, JimBo Trout and many others. â&#x20AC;˘ Angel Island LIVE, Saturdays and Sundays through August. 2-4:30pm at the Cove Cantina. Free. Info: 435-3392 or â&#x20AC;˘ Father-Son Fishing Day, Saturday, June 8. 11am-2pm at Paradise Beach Park. $50 per father and son ($10 for each additional son). Info: 435-4355 or â&#x20AC;˘ Friday Nights on Main, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 13, 20 and 27. 6-9pm. Free. Info: 435-5633 or â&#x20AC;˘ Tiburon Classic Car Show, Saturday, June 15. 11am-4pm at Shoreline Park. Free. Info: 297-2615 or â&#x20AC;˘ Concerts in the Park, Sundays, June 16, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 1. 4-6pm at Belvedere Community Park. Free. Info: 435-6540 or â&#x20AC;˘ Wooden Boat Show, Sunday, June 23.

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he Taste of Town Center is Corte Madera’s unofficial start to the summer season and it happens this Saturday, May 25, from noon to 2pm, with live music, face painting and free samples of food from the shopping center’s many fine restaurants. All very tempting and tasty, especially for those of you who don’t need to think about the fact that a new bikini shop just opened there... The very next day, the Larkspur Flower and Food Festival val takes over Magnolia Avenue, between etween Ward and King streets, with a celebration of all things flowers and a lot of things salsasarelated, including a popular ular salsa tasting competition.. As always there will be live rock music (and, of course, salsa music), gourmet foods, kids’ activities and flowerrelated arts and crafts. The fun, presented by thee Larkspur Community Mike and Sully will be Association, goes from scaring up fun this June 11am to 6pm. in Corte Madera. New this year, the California Film Institute presents Movie Nights at Town Center. Something was lost when everyone started watching movies alone, on personal screens, and this is a chance to see family-friendly movies outdoors on a Saturday night as part of an audience, for free. First up, on June 1, is Monsters, Inc., the animated Pixar hit, followed on June 29 by The Princess Bride. On July 27 The Hunger Games (suitable older children only) will be screened. There will be a VIP snackers’ lounge with free Katy

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Sail on silver girl... This year, one of the Bay Area’s most venerated Fourth of July parades takes on a bit of an America’s Cup theme with “Sailing Thru the Twin Cities.” As in other years it all begins at Redwood High School in Larkspur at 10:30 and wends (sails?) its way to end at Corte Madera Town Center. Bands, including the Corte Madera Town Band, the McIntosh Pipe Band and the Freedom Band will provide the marching tunes. From 9am until 5pm in Corte Madera Town Park there will be a selection of crafts and crafty types on display and for sale, including pottery, jewelry, candles and clothing as well as fine art. You can top off your All-American old-timey Independence Day with “traditional” hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza slices and more while listening to live music from the main stage and watching children play carnival games and cavort in bounce houses. Then you can just sail through the rest of your summer. Corte Madera/Larkspur Fourth of July Parade and Celebration Thursday, July 4, Parade begins at 10:30am, Redwood High School to Corte Madera Town Center. Celebration in Corte Madera Town Park, 9am-5pm.

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ummertime is characterized by great weather, relaxation and rejuvenation. And nothing quite captures that essence more than a sunny day in the Ross Valley— where community members and visitors can prep themselves for some seasonal bliss steeped in food, music and art. Balance two of your favorite tastes at the Marin Art and Garden Center’s Summer Concert Series. Bring an appetite and get ready to rock out Thursday evenings beginning June 27, with a lineup that’s a little bit country and a lot rock and roll. Each concert will be catered by a different local eatery that is sure to get your taste buds revved up and ready to go. May is a month for Marin’s drama queens and theater junkies to mark, as the Ross Valley Players are currently presenting their production of Arthur Miller’s 1947 classic, All My Sons, playing in the Barn Theatre through mid-June. RVP rounds out its summer with The Dixie Swim Club, in performance July 18-Aug. 12. Love will be all you need July 13 at Creek Park, as that day marks the kickoff for San Anselmo’s Music in the Park series with the annual Beatles Tribute Concert. After that evening of rock and roll, ready your ears for the sweet sounds of blues, R & B, funk, rock ’n’ roll and jazz following each Sunday through Aug. • Ross Valley Players Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Aug 18. Barn Theatre at Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. $15-$20. Info: • Music in the Park Beatles Night, July 13. 6-9pm; $12 adults/ $5 kids 12 and under. Free concerts Sundays, July 14-Aug. 18, 1-4pm.Creek Park, 400 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo.

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Turning 30 never looked this good as the annual San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival in downtown San Anselmo celebrates its third decade of summer merriment. On June 22 and 23, attendees will explore the local scene of 200 artists, dozens of food vendors, a stockpile of wine and boundless beer. Marin musicians will take the stage to provide live entertainment while guests sip and enjoy our best local aesthetics. A children’s area will provide endless entertainment for your playful young-uns. Festivities start at 10am and run until 6pm, don’t worry to get started early—after all, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 2223, 10am-6pm. San Anselmo Ave. from Bolinas to Tamalpais avenues. Free info: 415/454-2510 or 18. The series is sponsored by the San Anselmo Arts Commission. Mix in more music while getting the best greens at the Ross Valley Farmers Market hosted in the majestic grounds of the Marin Art and Garden Center. This is the sixth year for the market, which is set to reopen May 30, from 3-7pm. Free up your Thursdays and find the time to stop by through September. Bundle up and bring the entire family— Film Night in the Park is a summer staple in San Anselmo’s Creek Park. Notable titles for this season include: Jurassic Park, Super 8, Return of the Jedi, Footloose, Brave, Moonrise Kingdom, The Road to Eldorado, Being There, Lincoln, Singletrack High, and The Avengers. Movies will screen for free (although donations are gratefully accepted) Fridays and Saturdays starting June 28. < • Marin Art and Garden Center Summer Concert Series Thursdays, June 27-Aug. 15, 5-7pm; farmers market Thursday through Sept. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. Free. Info: 415/455-5260 or • Film Night in the Park Fridays and Saturdays, June 28-Aug.17, 8pm. Creek Park, 400 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. Free; donations appreciated. o:415/272-2756 or









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ummer is awesome. Anyone who disagrees has obviously missed out on all of the fantastic summertime events that San Rafael has to offer. From street painting to Shakespeare to live music under the stars, San Rafael’s got what’s hot. And when it comes to hot events, the Marin Art Festival beats the heat every year—but the 2013 go-round could use some help from the community in order to keep the June 15-16 event on the docket (see Newsgrams, p. 8). Assuming all systems are go for MAF, the art extravaganza’s 16th year will fuse together the best of what the art world has to offer—it’s kind of like a quick trip around the globe but without all of the jetlag and tourist visas. Taiko drummers, hula-hoopers, belly dancers, flamenco dancers and local musicians across several genres provide hours of entertainment while visitors shop for fine art from established and emerging artists alike. The food selection is off the charts, too. With BBQ, gumbo, oysters, Greek fare and so much more, this festival has something to satisfy the


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tastes of everyone. From April through the first few days of autumn, the San Rafael Farmer’s Market provides the senses with an abundance of summer-awakening stimuli. Fresh edibles from local farmers, vendors with scrumptious locally prepared eats and live music guide flip-flop-clad Marinites through the streets each and every Thursday from 6pm until temperatures cool at 9pm. Another great way to see downtown San Rafael is the Second Friday Art Walk. The event, which is sponsored by Art Works Downtown, features gallery openings, open studios and many local, Bay Area visual gems. For many, Memorial Day is not just a ticket to a three-day weekend, but a day to reflect and honor those in our communities who lost their lives serving in the armed forces. The Marin County United Veterans Council once again hosts its annual Memorial Day Event at the Marin Civic Center. Complete with music, flag ceremony and a wreathlaying remembrance ceremony, this event is one small way to show respect to our service men and women. The first weekend in June always provides Marin with a treat for home-improvement endeavors at the Marin Home and Garden Expo. This year’s expo features presentations on utilizing California’s native plants in gardens, rainwater catching, solar paneling and more. As always, the event will have live music and entertainment on hand. On Sunday, June 8, the seventh annual Furb on the Green takes place at McNear’s Beach Park in San Rafael. This yearly outdoor festival raises money for and awareness of

• San Rafael Farmers Market Thursdays, 6-9pm through September in downtown San Rafael, Fourth St. Info: 415/492-8007 or • Second Friday Art Walk Second Friday of every month at 5-8pm. Various locations, downtown San Rafael. Free. Info: 415/451-8119 • Memorial Day Event Monday, May 27, 9am. Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags. Free. Info: 415/499-400 • Marin Home and Garden Expo Saturday, June 1, 10am-6pm and Sunday, June 2, 10am-5pm. Marin County Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags. $10. Info: 415/388-0151

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Huntington’s Disease and is a free show starting at noon featuring musical performances by Herbal Infusion, Key Lime Pie, Walt the Dog, Lumination, Ik Nak Fu, The Vatcher Brothers and Abatis. Carpooling is encouraged; the park charges a $10 fee per car. Food and beverages will be for sale and all proceeds donated to the foundation. Marinwood’s Music in the Park offers a great, laid-back way to transition from the work week and into the weekend. With food and live music outdoors, attendees can kick back, relax and enjoy living in Marin. No summer is complete without a trip to the county fair. And as usual, the Marin County Fair takes the cake with its spectacular performance lineup, exhibitions and diverse batch of vendors with this year’s theme, Schools Rule. Music guest this year include the amazing satirical Weird Al Yankovic, the Kingston Trio, Eddie Money, Zendaya, Ozomatli, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Wailers

and the Pointer Sisters. This year’s festivities are set for July 3-7. Set outdoors at Dominican University’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, the Marin Shakespeare Festival is a must for the whole family. This year, the company’s lineup includes The Spanish Tragedy (by Thomas Kyd), A Comedy of Errors and All’s Well that Ends Well. Previews begin on July 5 with the performances running clear on through the first week of fall. Bring a picnic, enjoy a glass of wine from the West End CafÈ and pack a blanket for an unforgettable experience. Saturdays at the JCC offer some sweet summertime fun. In July and August, Summer Nights at JCC brings some of the best Bay Area musicians to the stage. Set outside, the concerts are perfect for families and those just wanting to enjoy live music while lounging under the stars on picnic blankets. The 2013 lineup includes Hot Buttered Rum, Rupa and the April Fishes, Hapa, Locura, Los

• Furb on the Green Saturday, June 8, 12-7pm.McNear’s Beach, 201 Cantera Way. $10 per car parking fee. Info: 415/499-6387 • Marin Art Festival Saturday and Sunday June15-16, 10am-6pm. Marin County Fairgrounds, 10 Avenue of the Flags. $10. Info: 415/388-0151 Music in the Park Fridays, June 28 • through Aug. 23, 6-8pm. Marinwood Park, 775 Miller Creek Rd. Free. Info: 415/479-0775 or • Marin County Fair Wednesday through Sunday, July 3- 7, 11am-11pm. Marin County Fairgrounds, 10 Avenue of the Flags, $13-$15, kids under 4 free. Info: 415/499-6400 or

• Marin Shakespeare Festival Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, July 5- Sept 29. Forest meadows Ampitheatre, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave. $20-$37.50 for single tickets, $80 for season tickets. Info: 415/499-4488 or • Summer Nights at JCC Saturdays, July 13 through Aug. 10 at 7pm at Swig Field, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Rd. $5-$20. Info: 415/444-8088 or • San Rafael Twilight Criterium Saturday, July 27, 2:30-9:15pm. Downtown San Rafael. Free. Info: • San Rafael Food and Wine Festival Saturday, Aug. 10, 10am-5pm. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave. Tasting tickets $20-$25. Info: 800/310-6563

• • • • • • • • FESTIVALE X P R E S S • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • FESTIVALE X P R E S S • • • • • • • • Back on the streets One of Marin’s most loved events returns in 2013! Italian Street Painting Marin brings the tradition of Grazie di Curtatone to the streets of San Rafael with drinks, small plates, live music and of course, the incredible live street painting performances. Complete with a kid’s street, where children 12 and under receive a box of chalk and space to create their own work of art. It all benefits Italian Street Painting Marin’s grants program, funding organizations and individuals who provide arts programs and experiences in the community. Saturday and Sunday, June29-30, 10am6pm. Downtown San Rafael, Fifth and A Street. Toddlers to 12-year-olds are invited to design their own street paintings at Children’s Avenue. Each child will be provided a 2’x2’ square and a box of chalk. Fee: $10. Adults and children 13 and older: $5, children 12 and under: Free. Purchase tickets at: 5th & B; 5th & Court, or 4th & A. Pinguos, Andre Theirry and Zydeco Magic. Once again, Downtown San Rafael’s streets convert to a cycling event extraordinaire with the San Rafael Twilight Criterium on

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July 27. The county’s most highly attended cycling event, the twilight Criterium ushers bike lovers from hot afternoon into the cool breezy summer evening with this nationally recognized staged bicycle race. As the sun begins to set on summer, a leisurely way to spend a sweet mid-August Sunday afternoon is by attending the San Rafael Food and Wine Festival. With live jazz, appetizers and vino from favorite local wineries, the festival offers a daytime getaway sans the long drive to Napa. Sober drivers pay $15 to nosh on edibles and wine tasters pay $25 for both food and wine. <

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urrounded by spectacular views of Angel Island and San Francisco, Sausalito is a must-see for many. This summer, Sausalito hosts a slew of affairs with roots in art, music and a fan favorite—food. Weekends are sprinkled with festivals, tastings, cook-offs and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Prepare your palate for some legendary tastes and your eyes for some stunning sights. The beauty at the Caledonia Street Fes-

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tival matches and rivals the infamous streets and historic scenic views of Sausalito. Hundreds flock to the edge of the bay to enjoy live entertainment, street performers, art and craft booths, food and drinks. This Memorial Day weekend event is geared for the whole gang with children’s activities to satisfy the smaller ones while you hone your artistic eye. Gather your ingredients weekly at the Farmers Market at Dunphy Park. Don’t

stress about missing out because the fresh food won’t run out and the lovely entertainment is not coming to an end—this farmers market is a weekly affair in Sausalito. Start your summer weekends off right with the annual Jazz & Blues by the Bay Friday nights in Gabrielson Park. Sponsored by various Sausalito-based organizations and local businesses, this weekend staple helps you celebrate summer and bring in each weekend with spectacular views of Angel Island, San Francisco and the bay. Bring an appetite for some serious barbeque at the 31st annual Smitty’s Pig Feed. Guaranteed to satisfy your most gluttonous of desires, the menu is full of food fest essentials—pork, beans, coleslaw and rolls. Start celebrating Independence Day early in Sausalito. This year it’s not all about the fireworks. The annual Fourth of July Parade through town starts at 10am at the intersection of Second and Main. The parade ends at Dunphy Park, and noon marks the start of live music, food, dancing, family games and a traditional egg toss. Settle in until the sun sets and look out for a firework show to finish up your night. Some of Sausalito’s cherished floating homes will welcome you in for the • Sausalito Art Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 10am-6pm and Monday, Sept. 2, from 10am-5pm, Marinship Way. Call 415/332-3555 or visit for entertainment lineup, admission prices and further info. • Caledonia Street Festival Sunday, May 26, from 11am-6pm between Napa St. and San Carlos Ave. Free. Info: 415/289-4152 or • Farmers Market Sundays, 10am-2pm at Dunphy Park; year-round. Free. • Jazz & Blues By the Bay Fridays, May 31-Aug. 23 from 6:30-8pm in Gabrielson Park. Free (reserved tables available at $50/night). Info: 415/289-4152 or

Art-felt sentiments in Sausalito Gathering more than 250-award-winning artists local and afar, the Sausalito Art Festival continues to celebrate the traditional Labor Day weekend function by the shore. This year’s musical lineup is scheduled to impress and there is no shortage of gourmet food, drinks, visionary paintings and sculptures and crafts and photography. More than 25,000 original works of art are available for purchase on the waterfront as the venerable festival celebrates its 61st year. Floating Homes Tour this fall. The tour is complete with live music and an art show. Once you’re ready you can begin your own self-guided tour at your own pace. Docents will be available at each houseboat to answer lifestyle questions about waterfront happenings and the colorful, quaint homes. Make room and cleanse your palate for Sausalito’s Chili Cook Off at Dunphy Park. Meshed together with beans, tomatoes, peppers and spices, make sure to cast your “bean vote” and take charge of the winning chili concoction. <

• Smitty’s Pig Feed Saturday, June 15, at 5pm. Smitty’s Bar & Grill, 214 Caledonia St.$12. Info: 415/332-2637 or • Fourth of July Thursday, July 4, parade starts at 10am, live music starts at 12pm and the Fireworks Extravaganza is from 6:30pm-9:30pm in Gabrielson Park.. Free. Info: 415/2894152 or • Floating Homes Tour Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11am-4pm. $35-$40. Info: 415/332-1916 or • Chili Cook Off Saturday, Sept. 28. 11am-5pm in Dunphy Park. Info: 415/289-4152 or

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n New Years Day, 1947, Arthur Miller was virtually unknown, a struggling young author who (as he admits in his autobiography) was seriously considering giving up writing for the stage after the failure of early efforts. Then came All My Sons.

Chris, Bert and Joe in a head-scratching moment from Miller’s first big success.

The play, which opened at New York’s Coronet Theatre on Jan. 29, 1947, touched a nerve in the American psyche and launched Miller on a playwriting career that eventually made him a competitor of Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams for the title of America’s greatest dramatist. A surprise winner of 1947’s Best Author Tony Award, the reasons for All My Sons’ initial success and its many subsequent revivals around the country are abundantly clear in the gripping Ross Valley Players production that currently occupies the company’s Barn Theatre. Like O’Neill and Williams, Miller’s focus in this and his other major plays is on the struggles of ordinary people to cope with the dark side of the American Dream—especially the moral dilemmas that lurk there. As in Death of a Salesman (to which it bears a strong resemblance), All My Sons describes the tectonic clash of individual values—family loyalty and personal integrity—with the irresistible demands of a materialistic, profit-centered capitalist system. Joe Keller is the owner of an aggressively expanding manufacturing business in an unidentified small town that one guesses may be in the upper Midwest. He’s proud of the fact that after his formal education ended with a year of night school, he bootstrapped his way up to a position of relative affluence, yet still lived unostentatiously on the same modest residential street with his


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oul music has a directness that I It finds Hunter at the top of his game. love,” says British neo-soul sensaThat’s thanks, in part, to the involvetion James Hunter, explaining his ment of celebrated Daptone record lifelong affinity for American rhythm and producer Gabriel Roth, best known for blues. “It’s sort of the same his retro-sounding with old movies—it cuts to projects with Amy COMING SOON the chase pretty quick.” Winehouse, Sharon The James Hunter Six In an age of angst, digital Jones & the Dap-Kings, perform Saturday, May 25, isolation and techno cool, the Sugarman 3 and at 9pm, at the Sweetwater there’s a refreshingly ingenuBooker T., to name a Music Hall in Mill Valley. $22. ous quality to Hunter’s mufew. 388-3850. sic. His lyrics are honest. His “Basically, he kept us music heroes are Sam Cooke, in line through brutalJackie Wilson and James ity—that helped a lot, Brown. And his sparse arrangements— I think,” Hunter says with a jovial laugh, punctuated by Hunter’s tasty, economi- during a phone call from New York. cal guitar licks—are steeped in slow, sexy He laughs a lot. dance grooves: cha-cha, calypso and ska. “He had a great big stick, and if we hit His new album, released as the James a wrong note, he’d go all over us,” says Hunter Six, is Minute by Minute (Concord). Hunter, who was born in Colchester in It’s his first album since 2008’s critically acsoutheast England, a blue-collar commuclaimed The Hard Way, which marked the nity billed as the oldest town in Britain. beginning of a difficult stretch in which the “When that didn’t work, he’d use sarcasm, diminutive singer and guitarist took time which everyone was terrified of, and that off to aid his cancer-stricken wife. had even better results.

wife, Kate. Having his adult son Chris in bolsters Miller’s belief that modern tragic line to succeed him as head of the business, heroes can be found among ordinary life is good for Joe except for two things. His folks—people you and I know—as easily elder son Larry’s fighter plane went miss- as among elites. Craig Christiansen (Joe ing in the final days of WWII three years Keller), Kristin Ann Lowry (Kate), and earlier, but Kate refuses to Francis Serpa (Chris) accept the finality of their stand out in an exceploss. And many people (intionally talented ensemNOW PLAYING cluding neighbors), believe ble. Match a great play All My Sons runs through June 16 at the Barn Theatre, Joe was responsible for with a great production Marin Art & Garden Center, approving the installation and what do you get? Any Kentfield. Information: of cracked cylinder heads lover of live theater will 415/456-9555, or rossvalleymade by his company in tell you. Black Watch P-40 interceptor aircraft, Tip of the week: When runs through June 16 at the a defect that caused the I first heard that A.C.T. Armory Community Center, deaths of 21 pilots. Even would be presenting 333 14th St., SF. Information: though an investigation something called Black 415/749-2228, or and jury trial placed most Watch from the National of the blame on his nowTheatre of Scotland at the imprisoned partner, suspiSan Francisco Armory, I cion lingers. imagined a spectacle of kilt-swishing pipThe plot thickens when Chris and Ann ers and drummers marching up, down and Deever, his ex-partner’s daughter who was sideways ad infinitum. How wrong could I originally intended for Larry, announce be? The show is a sensitive, highly dramatplans to marry despite Kate’s objections ic evocation of how this famed regiment and George, Ann’s brother, arrives with fared when it was dispatched to Iraq to revelations about the faulty parts gleaned back up an American invasion aimed at from a visit with their jailed father. All Saddam Hussein’s alleged development of these contradictory elements come of WMDs. Bursting with bravado at the together in an explosive second act family outset, these elite Scottish troops saw their encounter that is literally breathtaking in morale plummet as casualties from IEDs its intensity. and suicide bombers mounted. To top it Under the steady direction of Caroline off, the WMDs were missing, so...“Why?” Altman, RVP’s cast of community actors If you can, go. brings a sense of realism to the drama that Charles can be reached at “But, no, he was brilliant—he got us sounding better than we ever have.” Of course, Hunter and Roth share an affection for American R&B, but played with a distinct British edge. “I first started to listen to soul in the 1970s when there was a lot of progressive rock, a lot of self-consciously clever stuff, going on,” he explains. “People were getting a bit arbitrarily experimental. But I liked soul because it was bit more bare bones, a bit more direct in terms of the execution and the subject matter. “On a more romantic level, I just like stuff that makes the hairs on the back of me neck stand up.” His music career began in the 1980s singing 1950s-inspired material under the moniker Howlin’ Wilf & the Vee-Jays. After his 1994 solo debut…Believe What I Say, he sang with the American R&B singer Doris Troy (aka “Mama Soul”) and Irish pop and R&B legend Van Morrison. He later performed and recorded backup vocals on two CDs by Morrison and his Rhythm and Blues Revue. Hunter’s career really took off after Morrison declared him to be “one of the best voices, and best kept secrets, in British R ’n’ B and soul.” His 2006 breakthrough album People Gonna Talk earned a Grammy nomination. And 2008’s The Hard Way hit No. 5 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart. In all that time, he’s never strayed from

the ’50s and ’60s soul that is his passion— you could say he was biding his time for Roth to catch up to him. And those infectious beats were ready and waiting. In the studio, Roth and Hunter played a recording of former Moonglows’ singer and Motown songwriter Harvey Fuqua’s 1962 proto-blue beat hit single “Anyway You Wanta” as a point of reference (well worth checking out on YouTube if you’re not familiar with it). “That’s a brilliant record,” Hunter says. “I think I probably said, ‘I want every single track to sound like that.’ “But we don’t like to over-analyze what we do. People ask us if it’s rock ’n’ roll, but we have to say, no, that’s not our intention, that’s not where we’re going. We just call it soul music. I’m just trying to make good music that sounds snappy and has a good groove to it. “That’s, basically, the entire agenda.” Humm a few bars for Greg at

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NFirst: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games (PG) 42 (PG-13) NFrances Ha (R)

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The Hangover Part III (R)

Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner in ‘Frances Ha,’ opening Friday at the Rafael. After Earth (1:40) M. Night Shyamalan directs Will and Jaden Smith as a father and son who find themselves stranded on a futuristic Earth made barren by a cataclysmic apocalypse. O Cleopatra (4:20) Famously overblown studio-crippling epic stars Liz Taylor as the title temptress and Richard Burton as her Mark Antony; Rex Harrison, Martin Landau, Carroll O’Connor and several thousand others costar. O The Croods (1:31) Dazzling animation highlights the story of a prehistoric family emerging from their cave to behold the wide world; Emma Stone and Nic Cage vocalize. O Epic (1:43) Animated tale of a teenage girl who teams up with a band of warriors to save the world from the forces of evil; Christoph Waltz and Beyoncé Knowles vocalize. O Fast & Furious 6 (2:08) The expat road warriors reunite in London to take down a mob of mercenary motorists; Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker star, of course. O

O First: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games (2:00) Documentary follows a

dozen young athletes from around the globe on their grueling path to the XXX Olympiad. O 42 Biopic of the great Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodger who broke baseball’s color line in 1947; Chadwick Boseman stars. O Frances Ha (1:26) Truffaut-esque portrait of a wannabe dancer (Greta Gerwig) and her search for a real actual grownup sort of life; Noah Baumbach directs. O The Great Gatsby (2:23) Baz Luhrmann takes on the great American novel with his signature razzle-dazzle; Leo DiCaprio is the shadowy Long Island millionaire, sure, but Carey Mulligan as Daisy? O The Hangover Part III (1:40) Zach Galifianakis, Bradey Cooper, Heather Graham and the gang are back and making the most of a booze- and drug-fueled road trip to Tijuana. O The Iceman (1:1:45) Prize-winning biopic 28 PACIFIC SUN MAY 24 – MAY 31 , 2013

of Richard Kuklinski, devoted family man and highly successful contract killer; James Franco, Ray Liotta and Winona Ryder star. O Iron Man 3 (2:10) Robert Downey, Jr. is back as the genius superhero inventor, pitted this time against a destructive nemesis with a personal axe to grind; Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow costar. O Kon-Tiki (1:58) Dazzling docudrama about Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary 4,300-mile, three-month transpacific journey from Peru to Polynesia aboard a primitive balsa raft. O Love Is All You Need (1:40) Romantic comedy about the fated hookup between a British widower and a Danish divorcee at the Italian wedding of his son to her daughter; Pierce Brosnan stars. O Midnight’s Children (2:20) Salman Rushdie’s sweeping historical novel hits the big screen with Satya Bhabha and Shahana Goswami as the prince and pauper living one another’s lives against the backdrop of Indian independence. O Mud (2:10) Man-on-the-run Matthew McConaughey awaits girlfriend Reese Witherspoon on a remote Mississippi island as bounty hunters close in. O Pain & Gain (2:00) Michael Bay action comedy stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as real-life Miami trainers who got caught up in a dicey and dangerous underworld setup. O Star Trek Into Darkness (2:12) Kirk, Spock and the gang take on a weapon of mass destruction that’s crippled Star Fleet and everything it stands for! O Stories We Tell (1:48) Documentarian/ actress Sarah Polley trains her camera on her own family and gets a veritable Rashomon of conflicting stories about her late mother. O What Maisie Knew (1:39) Henry James’ novel (revised and updated) hits the big screen with Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as parents too self-involved to raise their child with any sort of empathy. <

The Iceman (R) Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Kon-Tiki (PG-13) Love Is All You Need (R) Midnight’s Children (Not Rated) Mud (PG-13) Pain & Gain (R) Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13)

Stories We Tell (PG-13) NWhat Maisie Knew (R)

Rowland: Thu 9pm, midnight Regency: Sun 2 Sequoia: Sun 2 Northgate: 11:10, 4:20, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 1:35, 7:05 Fairfax: Fri-Sun 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Mon-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 Lark: Fri 3, 5:30, 8 Sat 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 Sun-Mon 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7 Tue-Thu 4:30, 7 Marin: Fri-Sun 4:15, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 7:15 Mon 4:15; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 7:15 Tue-Thu 4:40; 3D showtime at 7:15 Northgate: 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 8:50; 3D showtimes at 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 Rowland: 11, 4:30; 3D showtimes at 1:45, 7:10, 9:50 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7:15, 10:20 Sat-Mon 12:45, 4, 7:15, 10:20 Northgate: 10:45, 11:45, 12:40, 1:45, 2:45, 3:50, 4:40, 5:45, 7, 7:45, 8:45, 10:10 Rowland: 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 Regency: Thu 7:30 Sequoia: Thu 7:30 Northgate: 10:55, 1:50, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30 Rafael: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat-Mon 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Tue-Thu 6:45, 8:45 Fairfax: Fri-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30 Mon-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7; 3D showtime at 10:15 Sat-Mon 12:30, 7; 3D showtimes at 3:45, 10:15 Playhouse: Fri 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Mon 12:30, 3:50, 6:50 Tue-Wed 3:50, 6:50 Regency: FriSat, Mon-Tue 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 10:45, 1:55, 5:20, 8:40 Rowland: 10, 4:20, 10:40; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 7:30 Sequoia: Fri-Sat 3:55, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 7:05 Mon 3:55; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 7:05 Tue-Thu 3:55; 3D showtime at 7:05 Cinema: Fri-Mon 11:20, 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:35 Tue 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:35 Fairfax: Fri-Sun 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45 Mon-Wed 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:25 Marin: Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55 Mon 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Tue-Wed 4:50, 7:45 Playhouse: Fri 5, 7:30, 9:55 Sat-Sun 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:55 Mon 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:30 Tue-Wed 5, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11:30, 12:50, 2:10, 3:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 8:50, 10:10 Rowland: 10:05, 12:30, 3, 5:25, 7:55, 10:30 Northgate: 11:15, 2, 4:30, 7:25, 10:05 Fairfax: Fri-Sun 1, 4, 7, 9:50 Mon-Wed 1, 4, 7 Larkspur Landing: Fri, TueThu 7:40, 10:35 Sat-Mon 1:30, 4:30, 7:40, 10:35 Northgate: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20; 3D showtimes at 10:50, 1:55, 4:55, 7:55 Rowland: 10:10, 4:05, 10:05; 3D showtimes at 1:05, 7:05 Thu 10:10, 4:05; 3D showtime at 1:05 Sequoia: Fri-Sat 4:15, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 7:20 Mon 4:15; 3D showtimes at 1:15, 7:20 Tue-Wed 4:15; 3D showtime at 7:20 Thu 4:15 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11:45, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:20 Northgate: 4:25, 10:25 Rafael: Fri 4:30, 7:30 Sat-Mon 1:15, 4:30, 7:30 Tue-Thu 7:30 Northgate: 10:45, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30 Northgate: 1:20, 7:20 Fairfax: Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 6:40; 3D showtimes at 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7:30; 3D showtime at 10:30 Sat-Mon 1:15, 7:30; 3D showtimes at 4:15, 10:30 Marin: Fri-Sun 4, 10; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Mon Fri-Sun 4; 3D showtimes at 1, 7 Tue-Thu 4:30; 3D showtime at 7:30 Northgate: 12:05, 2:10, 3:10, 6:15, 8:20, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 11:05, 1:05, 4:10, 5:15, 7:15, 10:20 Playhouse: Fri 4:20, 7:10, 10 Sat-Sun 12:50, 4:20, 7:10, 10 Mon 12:50, 4:20, 7:10 Tue-Wed 4:20, 7:10 Rowland: 11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 10:15, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Rafael: Fri 4, 6:30, 9 Sat-Mon 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Tue-Thu 6:30, 9 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue 11, 1:40, 4:25, 7:15, 10

Onata Aprile is caught between Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan in ‘What Maisie Knew,’ opening at the Regency Friday.

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


F R I D AY M AY 2 4 — F R I D AY M AY 3 1 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 »

Live music 05/24: Brian Campbell -Alex Markels Trio Jazz. Brian Campbell, sax and clarinet; Alex Markels, guitar; Jack Prendergast, bass. 7pm. Free. Rickey’s Restaurant, 250 Entrada, Novato. 497-2462.

05/24: Danny Click’s Texas Blues Night 9:30pm. $8. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

05/24: Elliot Randall and the Deadmen, David Luning Original Americana. 8pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 05/24-25: The English Beat 21 and older. 9pm. $25. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 05/24: The Mighty Groove Rock, funk. 9pm. $10.Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr , Sausalito. 707-338-0815. 05/24: Rockit Science Rock. 6pm. Boca Pizzeria, 1544 Redwood Highway, Corte Madera. 497-2448.

05/24: Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910. 05/24 :Tender Mercies Roots rock with Dan Vickrey, guitar; Jim Bogios, drums. 9pm. $10. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 05/24: Terrie Odabi Jazz, gospel, blues, vocalist. 8pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 05/24: Wonderbread 5 9:30pm. $20. George’s, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 05/25: Cryptical Blues, folk rock. 9pm. $15. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200.

05/25: The James Hunter Six with Jonah Smith 9pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera , Mill Valley. 388-3850.

05/25: Kyle Alden and Friends Free-range, folk rock. 9:30pm. $8. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 05/25: Ray Obiedo and Mistura Fina Jazz, Funk, Brazilian. Ray Obiedo, guitar; Sandy Cressman, vocals; Phil Hawkins, steel pans; Alex Murzyn, sax; Bob Karty, keyboards; David Belove, bass; Phil Thompson, drums; Derek Rolando, percussion. 8pm. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600.

05/25: The Tickets Band, James Moseley Band With Tom Atkin, keyboards; David Matthews, harmonica. 8pm. $15-20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 05/25: Tilt, Soul Pie 9:30pm. $10. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910.

05/25: Wobbly World with Freddy Clarke World, funk, blues, rock. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 05/26: 17 strings Alex Markels and James Mose-

ley, guitars; Jack Prendergast, bass. Jazz. 5:30pm. No cover. Rickey’s Restaurant, 250 Entrada, Novato. 497-2462. 05/26: The Blues Broads Barbecue on the Lawn show. 4pm. $20-25. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 05/26: Brindl Original, acoustic folk/ Americana.9:30pm. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax.

05/26: Fairfax Open Space benefit Concert with The Eleven 2pm. Free, donations. Peri Park, between the Women’s Club at 46 Park and the playground, Fairfax. 05/26: Marianna August Jazz, Latin. 6pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

05/26: Ras Iqulah and the Riddimystics Band 9pm. $5. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 05/27: Marcia Ball Blues. Barbecue on the Lawn show. 4pm. $25-28. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 05/28: Anne McCue & David Olney New & old Americana roots rock. 8pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850.

05/28: Chris Rowan solo acoustic guitar & vocals Solo acoustic guitar and vocals 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

05/28: DJ Sep’s ‘Dub Fairfax’With Twilight Circus Dub Sound System 9:30pm. $7. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 05/29: Billy Martin and Wil Blades Duo Jazz. Drums and organ. 8pm. $17. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera , Mill Valley.

05/29: Buck Nickels and Loose Change Western blues. 4:20pm. Free. Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. 707-364-2885.

05/29: Erin & the Project w/ Stefanie Keys 9pm. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 05/29: Phillip Percy Pack Jazz standards. 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 05/29: Sticky’s Backyard 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 05/30: Buck Nickels and Loose Change 9pm. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 05/30: Friends of Finch 9:30pm. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910.

05/30: Moksha with All Star Horns feat. Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik and Peter Apfelbaum 8pm. $14. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 05/30: Paula Harris Blues. 8 and 10pm sets. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600.

Little something on the ‘side’ The neat little thriller SIDE EFFECTS, one of the best Soderbergh films to come along in years, stars Jude Law as a psychologist who gets caught in the bloody downward spiral of his patient. She’s Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara), cut off from the world and suicidal in the ‘Forlorn languidness’ is apparently the side effect referred to in the title. wake of her husband’s arrest for insider trading. Landed in the emergency room after a suspicious car crash, Emily relies on Dr. Jonathan Banks (Law) to keep her out of the system and functional in her old life, with the help of consultant Dr. Siebert (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and an experimental new drug called Ablixa, which offers the promise of a miracle cure—until it doesn’t. Acquittal or no, it’s clear that the results of an adverse reaction will go far beyond the personal and career dramas of those involved. Hovering over all is the specter of big pharma and the side effects its own movers and shakers can wreak on the unsuspecting. Steven Soderbergh always keeps an eye on the mega-institutions of his day with muckraking films like Erin Brockovich, Syriana (as producer), The Informant! and Traffic. But if personal politics brought him to these business leviathans, one senses that he’s stuck around to tap their dramatic potential: Corporate noir. —Richard Gould 05/30: Stoneski Battle of The Bands 8pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

05/30: Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood Boogie Woogie. 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 05/31: B Side Players Latin, reggae, rock. 9pm. $12-15. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 8926200. 05/31: The Cheeseballs 9pm. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262.

05/31: Fenton Coolfoot and the Right Time 9:30pm. Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

05/31: Kingpin Rowe and Bayonics 9pm. $5-10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

05/31: Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadors 8:30pm. $10. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 05/31: Petty Theft Tom Petty tribute. 9pm. $22. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 05/31: Tim Hockenberry Trio 2012 America’s Got Talent semi-finalist. 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600.

Comedy 05/25: An Evening with Paula Poundstone An evening of stand-up mayhem with the star of

NPR’s “Wait Wait. Don’t Tell Me.”8:30pm. $25-80. Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 444-8000. 05/25: How To Be An Earthling Widely acclaimed comic monologue written and performed by Wes Nisker explores the foolish human condition and joys and sorrows of living in our modern age. 8pm. $20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Theater 05/24: Sweeney Todd, A Throckmorton Youth Performers Production Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s suspenseful masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime. 7:30pm. $18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 05/24-06/16: The Foreigner Presented by Novato Theater Company By playwright Larry Shue. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 3pm Sun. $12-25. Novato Theater Company (NTC), 5420 Nave Dr. Suite. C, Novato. 883-4498.

05/26: Sylvia, a Play by A.R. Gurney Directed by John Tillinger. 2pm. $20-30. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. Through 06/16: All My Sons By Arthur Miller. Directed by Caroline Altman. 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 7:30pm Thurs.; 2pm Sun. Ross Valley MAY 24 - MAY 30, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 29

Players, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

Through 06/16: The Beauty Queen of Leenane By Martin McDonagh. Directed by Mark Jackson. 8pm Fri.-Sat., Thurs.; 2pm Sun. Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley. 388-5200.


ner and Haydn. 5pm. $29-59. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road., San Rafael. 05/31-06/02: Mill Valley Philharmonic Winners of a concerto competition perform. Free. 8pm May 31; 4pm June 1 at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 2pm June 2 at Sausalito Portuguese Hall, 511 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 383-0930.

05/28-29: Celtic Women 7:30pm. $46-106.


Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800.

05/25: City Ballet Spring Showcase Featuring

05/26: New Century Chamber Orchestra Presents Lera Auerbach World Premiere Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra conclude their 2012-2013 season. Also featured are works by Wag-

“Carnival of the Animals,” excerpts from “Copellia” and two new contemporary works by choreographer Yuri Zhukov by student performers. 1 and 5pm. $25. Showcase Theater, Marin Center, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800.

05/25: Napa Valley Regional Dance Company Spring Showcase performance. 7pm.

Kids Events

$18. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. (707) 226-7372.

05/25: Annual Skate Jam Open to all ages and abilities. There will be food, music and fun. Registration begins at 11am and the competition starts at noon. Prizes are awarded by age group: 5-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16 and over. Noon. Free. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 446-4423. 05/25: Marin City Skate Day There will be contests, music, art making and youth performances. 11am-4pm. Skateboard courts, Donahue St and Drake Ave., Marin City. 332-1441.

05/26: Love2Dance Spring Performance 4pm. $18-24. Showcase Theater, Marin Center, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. 05/31: Viva Cuba! Written, choreographed, and directed by David Alonzo Jones. 8pm. $20. Ft. Mason Center / Southside Theater, Marina and Laguna, S.F. 234-6549.

Art 05/25: Altered Book Show Closing Party Live

05/26: Shorts in Brief: Quality Films for Young Children The best shorts from acclaimed

auction/closing party from 5 to 7:30 pm. Bidding will begin at 6 pm. Works include collage, mixedmedia, book sculptures, jewelry, mobiles, origami, book boxes and handmade artist books. Proceeds benefit MarinMOCA’s programs and activities. Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded. 5pm. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. 05/25-27: Point Reyes Open Studios Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Pt. Reyes area. Maps available online and around town. 11am. Free. Point Reyes/Inverness. 707 548 6231. Through 05/29: Spring Group Show New paintings by gallery artists Jose Basso, Bryn Craig, James Leonard, GR Martin, Susan McDonnell, Greg Ragland, Daniel Tousignant and, Sanjay Vora.11am. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454.

New York International Children’s Film Festival. Nine films from six different countries. Films are all in English or are non-verbal. Program approximately 60 min. 11am. $5. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. 05/27: Nature for Kids at Indian Tree We will head up the hill and visit several different forest habitats. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. Call 893-9527. 10am. Free. Indian Tree Open Space, Vineyard Road, Novato. 893-9508. 05/31: McNears Beach and Pool Party Start Memorial Day weekend with a welcome to summer beach party. There will be food available, music, swimming. Free parking and pool use. 4pm. Free. McNears Beach Park Pool, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael. 446-4424.

Through 05/31: Dave Getz: Paper Inlay Pieces, 1981 - 1987 The artist and former drummer


with Big Brother and the Holding Company presents works from his ’80s period. Reception 2-5pm May 25. Free. Fairfax Library Gallery, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax.

05/30: Film Screening: The Dipsea Movie Documentary film about Mill Valley’s historic crosscountry running race. Filmmaker, Sam Lueck, will introduce the film and be available for Q&A after. 7:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 3.

Through 05/31: Gems and Masterpieces Exhibition Works by Jenny Belotserkovsky and

are only a click away ››

Searchable Movie Reviews & Local Movie Times

Michal Tavrovsky. Free. Sanyok Gallery, 819 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-8400.

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Outdoors 05/25: Indian Tree Try to make it to the top for lunch. Walk is for adults. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. Call 8939527. 10am. Free. Indian Tree Open Space, Vineyard Road, Novato. 893-9508. marincountyparks. org.

05/25: Late Spring Wildflower Walk at Jack London State Park View wildflowers with park naturalists Deborah Large and John Lynch. Bring binoculars, cameras, water and light snack and wear sturdy shoes. 10am. $20. Jack London Historic State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen. 707938-5216. 05/25: Ring Mountain Thistle Pull Help restore habitat on this special volunteer day. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Heavy rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call 4733778. 9am. Free. Ring Mountain Preserve, Taylor Road, Tiburon. 473-3778. 05/25: Tour de Cluck and Coop Join Sustainable Fairfax for a bicycle tour of special chicken coops in Fairfax and San Anselmo. See what others in the area are doing on their own properties, and learn kitchen-table wisdom about coop construction and flock care. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be setting off from the Sustainable Fairfax office at the School St. Plaza and embarking on a group ride through surface Streets. Helmets required. Please dress and hydrate accordingly. Ages 12 and up only, please. Bring lunch. Pre-registration required. 9:30am. $20. Sustainable Fairfax, 6 School St. Plaza, Fairfax.

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05/25: Give the Ocean a Voice: Part III Ocean Plasticâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s You Are What You Eat In support of the Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, this short talk will address the issue of plastic in our oceans and the impact it is having on the food web and food chain. Remember, you are what you eat. Learn what we can do to be part of the solution. We can improve the health of the sea if we all work together. Meet Ranger Linda at the Bay Model. 1:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. 05/25: Lions Club Casino Night The Corte Madera Lions Club is once again hosting its Casino Night. Themed as a Roaring â&#x20AC;&#x2122;20s Speakeasy, the event will feature live jazz and dancing, gourmet food and drink, raucous casino games, great raffles

05/26: 41st Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbecue Fun for the whole family, live music with Andreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Stars, open air dancing, and freshly grilled chicken are the highlights of the annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbecue on Sunday, May 26, from noon to 5 pm at the Muir Beach picnic grounds on Muir Woods Road. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. For a minimum donation of $20 per car, festivalgoers get a parking spot and $10 in coupons for meals, drinks or clothing. The event ends with a raffle of more than 100 prizes. Noon. Donation. Muir Beach Picnic Grounds, 1 Muir Woods Road, Muir Beach. 05/26: Caledonia St. Festival Art booths, live music, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area with bounce houses and games. 11am. Free. Caledonia St., Sausalito. 289-4152.

05/26: 24th Annual Larkspur Flower and Food Festival Gourmet and specialty food vendors, flower related arts and crafts, Marin salsa tasting competition form 2-4pm. Kids activities sponsored by the Twin Cities Co-Op. Live music with the Marin Community Chorus, the Doc Kraft Band, Revolver, the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Free admission. Historic Downtown Larkspur, Magnolia between Ward and King Streets, Larkspur. 389-5072.

05/27: Memorial Day at Terrapin Crossroads On Memorial Day, Terrapin Crossroads serves a specil BBQ menu; live music, free paddleboard/ kayak lessons, lawn sports. pm. Varies. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524.2773.

05/28: Marin Orchid Society - Spring Auction Whether you are a seasoned orchid grower looking to expand your collection or a novice looking to begin your obsession with these amazing plants, you will want to join us for our spring auction. We will have many beautiful plants, from a great grower, for sale to the highest bidders. Bidding is fast and furious, and most plants will sell for below retail prices. But, all are a value regardless of the price. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free to bid. And, there will be food. Please join us for a fun evening. 6:30pm. 0. San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro St., San Rafael. 457-0836.

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05/29: Michael Krasny in an A List Conversation With Bruce Macgowan Michael Krasny, Ph.D., is host of KQEDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program. He has been named best talk show host by Focus magazine, a number of Bay Area newspapers, The S.F. Publicity Club, and Citysearch. Dr. Krasny has interviewed many of the leading newsmakers and cultural icons of our time and he is a widely published scholar and literary critic, a fiction writer, and a guest and frequent interviewer on the City Arts & Lectures stage. 7:30pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 05/30: Cigarette Eater Meter Launch San Rafael Clean (SRC), a coalition of local agencies and individual volunteers, is launching its newest and most creative strategy to help get litter off our streets. 6pm. Free. San Rafael City Plaza, Fourth St. & Court St., San Rafael. 485-3071.

05/30: Massage Therapy Training Career Night/Open House Join National Holistic Institute and Massage Envy for a fun and informative evening receiving free massage and learning about the massage industry. 6pm. Free. National Holistic Institute, 1347 Redwood Way, Petaluma. 707-639-4066 x110.

05/30: Tales of Hoffman Opera Preview Lecture The San Francisco Operaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming performances of Offenbachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s French language Tales of Hoffman will be previewed in a talk given by musicologist Dr Timothy Flynn, Chair of Performing Arts at Olivet College, where he is both a teacher and opera director. Sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the San Francisco Opera Guild, the 8:00 pm lecture will be preceded by complimentary refreshments at 7:30. This production of Hoffman is new to San Francisco and features such famous singers as Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani and Alice Coote. 8pm. $10-12. Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Road, San Rafael. 457-1118.

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of whales have been recognized as a growing concern worldwide. To address this issue locally, Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank Sanctuary Advisory Councils formed a Joint Working Group on Vessel Strikes and Acoustic Impacts. The panel, Leslie Abramson, John Berge: Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Jackie Dragon: Greenpeace, Jaime Jhancke: PRBO Conservation Science, will discuss how the stakeholders achieved consensus on a set of solution-oriented recommendations. 7pm. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 937-0641.

Series is a natural convergence of curator Susan Schneiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to the arts and to education within our community. In this series she gives both students and teachers of the arts an opportunity to shine. She focuses the light on a local arts center, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, and on a high school arts program, the exceptionally talented art staff and students at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield. 2pm. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 05/31: Surfworks Fundraiser Surfworks is a surf camp designed to foster stewardship of the ocean through surf and education. It provides a free summer camp opportunity for kids who would otherwise not be able to participate. We are having an event to raise funds for this upcoming summer. There will be a viewing of a surf movie, food, and a raffle! 8pm. Proof Lab Surf Shop, 244 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley.

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This business is being conducted by A TRUST. 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 APRIL 1, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132031 The following individuals are doing business as SF ENTERPRISE DEVELOPERS, 3 CHIMNEY LANE, LAGUNITAS, CA 94938: CHRISTIAN ATKINSON, 3 CHIMNEY LANE, LAGUNITAS, CA 94938; SUNIL SODOH, 266 COUNTRY CLUB DR., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132. 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 APRIL 29, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132054 The following individuals are doing business as SKINNY CARBS; IDEAL PROTEIN BAY AREA, 128 STANFORD #128, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: SPICE LLC, 310 HARBOR DR., SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. 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 MAY 2, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132065 The following individuals are doing business as SAN CARLOS BOUTIQUE, 116 ALTO ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: AUDELINA I. VICENTE, 55 CANAL ST. APT. 7, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; OSMAR A. LOPEZ, 155 CANAL ST. APT. 11, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. 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 MAY 3, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132028 The following individual is doing business as AT HOME ASSOCIATES; AHA, 120 HARBOR DR., NOVATO, CA 94945: TONI TANG, 120 HARBOR DR., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MAY 1, 2003. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on APRIL 29, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132089 The following individual is doing business as FRANCIS NAILS, 1815 4TH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NGA THI DO, 1276 VIA NUBE, SAN LORENZO, CA 94580. 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 MAY 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132117 The following individual is doing business as WORM ANIMATION, 22 PARK ST. APT. 6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: CEMRE OZKURT, 22 PARK ST. APT. 6, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MAY 9, 2003. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 9, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132016 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ATLAS HEALTH, 85 BOLINAS RD. STE 2, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: JOSEPH P. SMITH CHIROPRACTIC PC, 85 BOLINAS RD. STE 2, FAIRFAX, CA 94930.

seminars AND workshops RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES? Tired of endless relationship or marital challenges? Or single and sick of spending weekends and holidays alone? Join coed Intimacy Group, Single’s Group or Women’s Group to explore what’s blocking you from fulfillment in your relationships and life. Weekly, ongoing groups or nine-week groups starting the week of June 3. Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evening. Space limited. Also, Individual and Couples sessions. Central San Rafael. For more information, call Renee Owen, LMFT#35255 at 415/453-8117. WEEKLY WOMEN'S GROUP She Tells the Truth Sun. 5-8pm. Are you seeking the power to shine forth your light? Are you living on the edge of your growth or sitting on it? Have fun and grow in this group of dedicated souls committed to health, honesty and turning difficult situations into achievements. Pure foods meal provided. It’s going to change your life. Facilitated by Gwendolyn Grace CPCC. 415/686-6197. YOU MEAN I CAN GET $$$ FOR THAT??!!! “Spend An Hour and we’ll give you the power!” From broken iPhones, children’s clothing and toys, sporting goods to old phonograph records, CDs and much, much more! Terri Thornton and her husband Jeff Roloff who have over 30 years of experience in selling, trading and buying all types of merchandise and antiques, will lead this fun, interactive, fast paced POWER HOUR workshop that will give you all the information, tools, and resources you will need to turn items you already own into cash...without selling on eBay or Craigslist and without doing a yard sale! Ask yourself: What would you do with some extra cash? Travel? Buy a new gadget? A new piece of jewelry? Or simply enjoy not having as much stuff and clutter? “Turning Trash Into Cash” Power Hour workshop is a very fast paced, intensive workshop will cover most (but not all) of what is covered in the two-hour workshop. Note taking will be encouraged at this workshop as purchase of our workbook and resource guide will be optional. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee with our workshop! (Restrictions apply. See our website for additional information). Limited workshop size, so pre-registration is highly recommended. Pre-registration Workshop fee is only $20. Registration will be $25. day of. Space permitting. Class workbook and resource book available on the day of the workshop for $25 with a check or cash. Power Hour Workshop: Saturday, June 1, 10-11am. 415/295.2778

To include your seminar or workshop, call 415/485-6700 x 303.

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 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013)

This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on APRIL 18, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 9, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 24, 31; JUNE 7, 14, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132130 The following individual is doing business as IDESIGN ASSIST, 75 LOCHINVAR RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: PAULA ALEXIS PATTY, 75 LOCHINVAR RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MAY 10, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 10, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 131946 The following individual is doing business as NY&G, NYANDG, NYG, 1120 ADRIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: BRIAN W JONES, 1120 ADRIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business names listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on APRIL 18, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 24, 31; JUNE 7, 14, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132132 The following individual is doing business as SIDEKICKS, 637 SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: PAMELA FRASER, 14 ELM CT., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 13, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132175 The following individuals are doing business as PATRA INSURANCE SERVICES, 27 COMMERCIAL BLVD. STE P, NOVATO, CA 94949: PATRA CORPORATION, 27 COMMERCIAL BLVD. STE P, 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 MAY 17, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 24, 31; JUNE 7, 14, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132129 The following individual is doing business as STUDIO V SKINCARE, 1560 FOURTH ST. SUITE A, SAN RAFAEL,CA 94901: VANESSA RUIZ, 623 SPRUCE ST., SANTA ROSA, CA 95407. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on OCTOBER 1, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 10, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 24, 31; JUNE 7, 14, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132120 The following individuals are doing business as FRED'S PLACE COFFEE SHOP, 1917 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: FRED'S PLACE COFFEE SHOP INC., 2101 SUTTER ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304468 The following person has abandoned the use of a fictitious business name. The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder's Office. Fictitious Business name(s): FRANCIS NAILS, 1815 4TH ST. #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: JUNE 24, 2011. Under File No: 2011-126443. Registrant’s Name: XUAN TRANG T NGUYEN, 15 SONOMA ST. #B, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on MAY 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF

USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304472 The following person has 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: VALLEY NAIL & SKIN CARE, 312 MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. Filed in Marin County on: JULY 2, 2012. Under File No: 129834. Registrant’s Name: SUONG T. PHAM, 110 TUCKER AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on MAY 10, 2013. (Publication Dates: MAY 17, 24, 31; JUNE 7, 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 1301728. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JORGE DEL TORO FARIAS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JORGE DEL TORO FARIAS to JORGE FARIAS DEL TORO; ALEJANDRO ISIDRO FARIAS TO ALEJANDRO ISIDRO FARIAS CUEVAS. 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: JUNE 25, 2013 8:30 AM, Dept. 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: APRIL 23, 2013 /s/ ROY O CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: MAY 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013)

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My friend’s girlfriend hits on me all the time. (We’re all lesbians.) She always offers to get me a drink before she gets her girlfriend one, and she’s taken to giving me quick shoulder rubs and stomach pokes. The other night was really bad. A bunch of us were seated around a big table, and after I said something that made her laugh, she slapped my thigh and left her hand there a long time and started rubbing it. She was drunk, but still. I moved my chair over and ignored her for the rest of the night. My friend seems oblivious, and I’ve contemplated telling her, but I suspect she’d be terribly embarrassed. So, what am I supposed to do, just not have a social life? —Fondled


Going out with your friends shouldn’t remind you of the last time you were body-searched at the airport, save for how the airport groper-lady probably looked like she wanted to get it over with fast, not like she wanted to lick your tattoo. You, like many people, get so caught up in being irritated at somebody’s behavior that you forget that you never asked the person to stop. You did try other means of communication, but unless you’ve had success moving dishes to the sink with your thoughts and then getting whoever’s dining with you to wash them, you should probably consider telepathy a bust. And sure, persistent pained looks could suggest that you are very much not up for a drink and a thigh rub—or that you forgot to eat your Activia again. Having held in your feelings for so long, it’s easy to explode and blurt out “You need to stop hitting on me!” or, referencing the woman she’s publicly disrespecting, “Touch base with the fact you have a girlfriend instead of my inner thigh!” With either statement, you’re accusing and criticizing her—and rightfully so. The problem is, as psychotherapist Dr. Carl Alasko wisely points out in Beyond Blame, criticizing a person leads to anger, denial and defensiveness, not change. To get Miss Wanderhands to listen instead of blowing up, remain calm and use passive language that focuses on the action you want changed and your feelings about it, for example, “This level of touchy-feeliness makes me very uncomfortable.” This tells her “The petting zoo is closed” as opposed to “You’re a bad person!” (which, by the way, she is). If she persists or makes some unwanted confession, you can be more direct: “Look, I’m not interested. Please stop.” As for your friend, keep in mind that she may not be ready to see what’s going on, as this would require her to take some sort of action she may not be ready to take. Until she becomes ready, her girlfriend will remain a kind and generous person, buying beer for a thirsty woman much in the way she might reach out to a homeless man: “Can I brush past your breast while getting you a sandwich?”


I’m a pretty green gal. I ride my bike to work, grow vegetables, compost, use reusable bags, containers and cloths, eat only sustainable foods. You get the picture. My boyfriend of six months is a wonderful, kind soul who recycles his cans, but that’s the extent of his eco-friendliness. He seems a little overwhelmed and uninterested when I tell him how easy and important going green really is. How can I motivate him to change without seeming like a bossy solicitor banging on his door? —Small Carbon Footprint


Like many people in the early stages of a relationship, you have some questions about your partner, like how you can get him to stop using so many squares of toilet paper. On a positive note, you don’t mention anything about his following the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Twitter to see whether any of the litter he tossed in the ocean made its way there. That said, if your immediate world will be a dark and horrible place if the man in your life refuses to rinse and reuse his aluminum foil, you may be with the wrong man. Otherwise, the question is, do you want to be in a relationship or a two-person political movement? If it’s a relationship you want, forget trying to lecture him into changing (which tends to create rebels, not converts), and accept that you may be able to influence him. You do that simply by being who you are, doing what you do, and being passionate about it—and all the better if you do all of that while wearing the hottest in hemp lingerie. Who knows, you two lovebirds could soon find yourselves enjoying the first few of a lifetime of romantic nights dining in the garden—chewing on plants to avoid dirtying dishes and increasing your collective carbon footprint. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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