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The facts of glyph There are a great many toxicity dangers from repetitively spraying large amounts of glyphosate and other chemicals in our local watershed [“Waiter, There’s An Endocrine Disruptor in my Soup!” June 13]. So, what can be done instead that is safe, effective and affordable? The Marin Municipal Water District already paid its consulting firm over $300,000 (financed by our water bills), to develop vegetative management strategies. That consultant actually proposed six different control alternatives, half of them not involving spraying pesticides. (Inexplicably, only two of these options appear in MMWD’s draft plan—one of which requires megabuck expenditures, and the other requiring heavy spraying annually, possibly for 20 years or longer.) Regarding one of the other non-spraying options, the consultant’s report stated: “This alternative would meet the goals and objectives related to fire-hazard management. It would have the major advantage of preserving uninvaded habitat from weed expansion.” It prescribes annual broom mowing, costing roughly the same as spraying glyphosate mixtures every year. Actually, in much of the acreage effectiveness could be further increased by adding other carefully timed non-toxic approaches. For example, prescribed burns not only kill much of the broom immediately, but also dramatically speed up exhaustion of the huge seed bank. Selective hand-pulling, followed by propane torching, can also be very effective. By contrast, prescribed burns couldn’t be safely used once glyphosate has been sprayed because of the possible toxicity of the smoke that would drift into populated areas. Also, hand-pulling of broom plant seedlings—

amidst dead larger plants and soil containing glyphosate or its breakdown products—could be hazardous. MMWD’s own “precautionary principle” policy for its decisions clearly states: “An obligation exists to examine a full range of alternatives and select the alternative with the least potential impact on human health and the environment.” Now is the time for water customers to demand that the MMWD Board honor its own safety policy. This Board seems increasingly out-oftouch with its customers, instead pursuing questionable technological fixes—building a pricey desalination plant or unnecessarily spraying pesticides. For the sake of public health and of the environment itself, Marin residents need to speak up—to insist on a sane fire-prevention strategy rather than the reckless pesticide-spraying one that MMWD seems hell-bent on pursuing. Fire safety and health safety can—and should— go hand-in-hand.

particular chemical combinations. Fluoride is toxic beyond very small amounts. What possible justification is there for putting this in our water? Would you publish a more thorough discussion of the topic with some scientific evidence produced outside of the fluoride industry? The fact that so far only 2,000 people in Marin have bothered to educate themselves about this matter and sign a petition is not a valid justification for disparaging them or relegating the subject to insignificance. We could use an upgrade in the overall intelligence in this county, and eliminating fluoride could help in that purpose. Lisa Moskow, San Rafael

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‘Sun’ didn’t sink its teeth into fluoride issue! I am concerned about your shallow presentation of the fluoride issues [“Dr. Strangewater,” June 28]. I have several credible scientific articles in my files about the damage fluoride does to the human body, and the nervous system in particular. I think there is universal agreement that fluoride works to prevent tooth decay only when applied topically. The people who support its inclusion in our water supply are the people who profit from its sale. Thank you for publishing the names of some of the chemicals that accompany the fluoride that is put into our water. There doesn’t seem to be information about these

In terms of diversity, don’t you think it’s time for a purple M&M? (No, I’m not gay). Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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So, I just learned through Jacob Shafer’s excellent piece [“Dressed Down,” June 28] that you can’t wear an A’s hat to this year’s Marin County Fair due to the cap’s possible gang connotations. That’s really interesting, because the Marin gang I’m most leery of these days is the bandwagon baseball fans who all seem to be wearing Giants hats. Brent Mann, Mill Valley

Unfair to make readers conduct own Google searches One area not explored by the article on fluoride in our water is the suspected link between fluoridation and cancer (Marin is high in cancer rates and no one knows “why,” so they say). So if you are going to tell us that there is a Jacob Barnett who has a petition to stop fluoridation of Marin water via MMWD—go the distance and tell us how to find him and this petition—checking the phone book and cold calling him at home doesn’t seem fair—so is he setting up tables in each of our towns on certain dates? What a great accomplishment this could have been—coordinating efforts with Jacob Barnett, who obviously wants more signatures—and including that info in the article. Please be more practical in the future if you are stirring up grass roots. Sandy White, Woodacre

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‘He who sacrifices gang clothing for fair entrance deserves neither’— Ben Franklin It is ridiculous that wearing an A’s baseball cap is considered “gang” related clothing. And really?! Red, white and blue is threatening? Hello! It’s the Fourth of July! Yeah, let’s not show our patriotism for fear of being kicked out of the precious fair. I hope people boycott and the fair has minimal profit. That would send a message to the Board of Supervisors. Give me a break! Rachel Grottke, Point Richmond




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proposal for a mixed-use development on the 5-acre site of the Marinwood Plaza Shopping Center came to a raucous and renewed boil recently when hundreds of people turned out for a community meeting that dealt with development proposals in the Marinwood and Lucas Valley areas.

The Plaza currently houses Marinwood Market, a liquor store and a row of empty retail spaces.

Shouting and contentious behavior have marked community meetings that have focused on specific projects and, in general, on Plan Bay Area—the regional plan which seeks to tie development and transportation

issues for planning purposes. Supporters laud the idea as a paradigm for transitoriented development. Critics say it’s an ineffective method of providing workforce housing and no more than a scheme to shoehorn affordable housing into communities that don’t want to change their demographic makeup. Undertones of bigotry have marked some of the objections to the idea of increasing housing density on some Marin properties, including Marinwoood Plaza. The objections to the proposed Marinwood development get woven into a critics’ quilt of concerns about the overall regional planning strategy inherent in Plan Bay Area. The objections to the Marinwood development also are intertwined with a move to recall Supervisor Susan Adams, who represents the area and has been in the forefront of a community-based effort to plan a mixed-use project on the site. In a bit of irony, and in spite of Adams’ efforts to reach out to the community, her detractors say she has kept her constituents in the dark. That’s an objection Plan Bay Area critics almost invariably throw on the table, despite public informational meetings and virtually endless stories in the local press. The latest development proposal for Marinwood Plaza, and the only one that has reached the hurdle of a plan submitted to the county, comes from the non10 >

How will Marin spend the Fourth of July? Celebrating God-given right to life, liberty, pursuit o’ stuff ................................................. 20% Declaring independence from England again since they don’t seem to have taken the hint the first time .......................................................20% Exactly what our Founding Fathers fought and died for: beer and BBQ until I’m sick............................25% Not sure yet, but July 3 is going to look pretty tame in comparison...............................................................35%

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››NEWSGRAMS Street painting VIPs hospitalized during heat wave The scorching heat put a damper on an otherwise celebratory return of San Rafael’s Italian street painting weekend—as festival reviver Sue Carlomagno suffered a minor heart attack prior to the event, and international 3D street painting artist Tracy Lee Stum was hospitalized with heat stroke. According to festival officials, the impending uncertainty of this year’s event, Italian Street Painting Marin, and its consequential stress may have triggered the heart attack in the festival founder. Carlomagno wasn’t the only festival VIP hospitalized during the week’s near-100 degree weather—featured artist Stum, a well-known three-dimensional artist on the street painting circuit, was overtaken with dehydration June 29 by the double-whammy of intense sun, and its reflection off the recently re-tarred A Street. Stum was released from Marin General later on Saturday. Carlomagno, meanwhile, fought off the first signs of uneasiness Wednesday and attributed her exhaustion to long workdays during the recent heat wave as the source of her ailment. After a visit to her doctor on June 27, Carlomagno learned she had experienced a minor heart attack. The Mill Valley resident was hospitalized Thursday after complaints of feeling tired and weak. As Marin’s madonnari flocked to Fifth and A streets on Saturday for the first day of street painting in downtown San Rafael, Carlomagno was just being released from Marin General Hospital with her husband and festival co-founder Joe Carlomagno. Carlomagno had spent much of the last year working to get the former Italian Street Painting Festival back out of the gutter, after longtime festival sponsor Youth in Arts cut ties to it for financial reasons. But the Carlomagnos—who launched the festival in 1994— were determined not to let a lack of funds allow this 16th century form of performance art to wash away and disappear. Carlomagno’s condition kept her away from the return of the event she fought to revive; if it is to continue in future years, she has indicated, it may need someone else to step in and take the reigns.—Stephanie Powell

Marin Music Project ‘strategizes’ The Marin Music Project is getting down to business, literally—as the proposed ode to Marin’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy has released a mission statement and “strategic plan” in an effort to lay a firmer foundation as it embarks on a second attempt to create a center celebrating the musical culture of the county. The project formerly known as Marin Rocks—that is, until the Marin History Museum demanded $2 million for the rights to the name, which just happened to be the amount the museum lost in its failed effort to get the project off the ground—unveiled its four-year plan this week, outlining five goals project officials consider necessary toward an envisioned 2017 opening of a Marin music space. In its mission statement for the project, the plan states: “Marin Music Project honors the unique environment of Marin County, which fostered an artist community and musical legacy. Through education programs, immersive exhibitions and performances, the Marin Music Project inspires creativity and artistic expression in music enthusiasts of all ages.” The strategic plan goes on to set firm a lot of information already reported about the vision of the project. The five goals include: • To create a “participatory visitor experience that reflects the energy of Marin’s music legacy” through interactive exhibitions, a small performance space, and classes in music, production, songwriting and more.

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Humphrey, who says Boyce was obviously unstable when he confronted her, countered her attacker with kindness.

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VMarin County gets the  green light from the First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco to continue to prohibit retailers from distributing plastic bags. The ruling trashed the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition’s position that the ban may have a negative effect on the environment. (You guessed it. The coalition is comprised of “companies and individuals engaged in the manufacture and distribution of plastic carryout bags and polyethylene reusable bags.”) We’re thrilled with the ruling to uphold the ordinance and hope that other Marin municipalities will join the unincorporated areas of the County, as well as in the town of Fairfax, with similar bans. Now, we’ve just gotta figure out how to pick up our dog poop without all those free plastic bags.

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WJulie Kelly finished shopping at a supermarket in Terra Linda last week and left through the exit leading to Las Gallinas Avenue. Outside, she saw a woman fall to the ground and exhibit the signs of a seizure. Rushing back in the store, Julie, who didn’t have a cell phone, approached an employee and requested that she call 911. According to Julie, the employee refused, stating that there are homeless people in that area. Julie asked the employee to call 911 as an act of charity. No go. Brrrr. Cold-hearted. (Is that SOP?) Julie found a man with a cell phone who was more than willing to help. When the pair reached the fallen woman, other compassionate folks were assisting her and an ambulance was on the way. — Nikki Silverstein


wrote a feature last month for the Sun about guns in Marin. For my “news peg” (the catchy, timely hook we journalists like to pin our stories on) I used the saga of Marin mom Tina Marie Humphrey, who faced down a gunman in Greenbrae’s Bon Air Shopping Center and escaped by using compassion and wits rather than bullets. This week, the man who allegedly accosted Humphrey, 30-year-old Jeffrey Boyce, was found dead in his cell at the Marin County Jail. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released, but multiple reports have termed it a likely suicide. The case has been turned over to the San Rafael Police Department and the Sonoma County coroner for further investigation, according to the sheriff ’s office. Boyce was wanted for the murder of an Oregon woman and the carjacking of a man in Rohnert Park before he made his way to Greenbrae. He was undergoing psychiatric evaluation in jail, according to officials, and had a history of mental Jeffrey Boyce was in dire need of mental health services; what he wound up with, though, was a gun. illness. I confess when I first read about Boyce’s death, I had a pang. Not of guilt, exactly, confronted her) and wielding a gun. This, but a sense that, in my even as America was haste to use his run-in in the midst of another with Humphrey in my The cause of death wasn’t round of gun-control gun feature, I’d failed immediately released, but soul-searching that to fully consider his included calls for imstory. Here was a man, multiple reports have termed proved mental health clearly unstable (Hum- it a likely suicide. services. phrey, when I spoke to And not always her, said she could tell from the corners you’d he was unbalanced from the moment he expect. “We have a mental health system in this country that has completely and totally collapsed,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told NBC in December, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, adding that there are “monsters walking the streets.” This sudden concern by the far right for a mental health system they helped dismantle may seem disingenuous at best, but the mere fact that it’s part of the conversation is significant. Would more services and a better database have prevented Jeffrey Boyce from acquiring a gun and using it? It’s impossible to say for sure, especially since the facts are still emerging. But it’s already obvious that he—a nd the lives he impacted—was more than a mere news peg. He was a person. Possibly a murderer, but maybe also a victim. And, like the rest of this muddled, divisive, confounding issue, his case is anything but simple. <

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< 8 ‘Bridge’ over troubled meetings profit Bridge Housing Corporation, which formed in 1983, when the San Francisco Foundation received a major anonymous grant aimed at creating solutions to a dearth of affordable housing. The Bridge proposal calls for consolidating the Marinwood property into three parcels. On the southern part of the site, Bridge would build 72 units of affordable rental housing. One building would feature six one-bedroom, 10 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units. Another building would include 11 one-bedroom, 10 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units. A third building would include eight one-bedroom, 10 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units. The northern part of the property would be home to 10 one-bedroom market-rate units on top of commercial space. The Marinwood Market will remain in the middle of the property. The 72 below-market-rate units are part of a Bridge effort to accommodate a workforce housing gestalt aimed at providing housing for people such as teachers’ aides, service workers and others who have a hard time covering the high cost of living in Marin, where they may work but cannot afford to live. The Fireside, near the Manzanita parkand-ride lot, is a Bridge development. Bridge also has a development designed for seniors in Mill Valley and one in Lucas Valley. The nonprofit corporation is known for building and maintaining developments that Cynthia Parker, Bridge president and CEO, calls “invisible to the community.” Bridge developments blend with their surrounding neighborhoods, and if people don’t already know the units in a Bridge project are affordable below-market-rate housing, they aren’t able to identify them as such. These are no monolithic apartmentblock projects that got a bad rap in innercity redevelopment schemes. An architect’s rendering of the Marinwood Plaza development is indistinguishable from any upscale Marin mixed-use project. But critics say an early rendering can fail to translate into a polished finished product. “The drawings are not unattractive,” says John Castellucci, who attended the community meeting that was held recently. “I also think they are very incomplete and not accurate.” He says the drawings don’t provide sufficient information about parking, for instance. Jeremy Tejirain, planning manager with the county, says staff is going over the proposal Bridge submitted. Inevitably, he adds, the county will need more information to declare the submission complete. Drawings at the early stage of a development are designed to be an attractive marketing tool. Parker says that as the community and the county weigh in, the details of the proposed Bridge project may change, but its overall character will remain intact. “We pride ourselves on building very highquality facilities.” Whatever the finished product comes out of the planning process, says Parker, “it will be very similar in qual10 PACIFIC SUN JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2013

ity to what is depicted” in the architect’s drawing in the submission for the plan. Tejirain says that after the county deems the project plans complete, it will enter an environmental review process. That could get complicated by the existence of a brownfield area left from a former dry cleaners. After the environmental review, the project would go to the county Planning Commission and then to the county Board of Supervisors. At each stage, the public will have a chance to ask questions and provide input. Critics who say the project has been snuck in under the tent may have a hard time maintaining that charge as the project inches through the planning process. Adams says it could be three years before anyone is living at Marinwood Plaza. Hoytt Enterprises has a 50-percent stake in the property. “Jerry” Hoytt built some of the first houses in Marinwood in the 1950s. Marinwood Plaza, at the corner of Miller Creek Road and Marinwood Avenue, served as a small focal point for neighbors in this community on the west side of Highway 101 between Terra Linda and Novato. (Jerry died this year; his son, Lee, remains at Hoytt Enterprises.) The plaza went into decline, and starting in 2004 local residents began working on a landmark cooperative effort with Hoytt and the county to determine the best route to rehabilitation for the little shopping area. To Jerry Hoytt’s credit, he reached out to the community to fashion a front-loaded planning process for the property. If the community would support a redevelopment plan very early in the process, and the county would ease the way for construction (Marinwood is unincorporated), selling the property would be much easier for Hoytt. The process also would help ease the way for a smooth planning process because neighborhood stakeholders would already have thrown in their support. That kind of front-loaded planning process had never happened to successful completion in Marin. The idea to develop a community consensus before entering the formal planning stage was aimed at forestalling the kind of community revolt that occurred in Novato, where neighbors said they had never realized the full consequences of a proposal for a new Whole Foods. Neighbors in Mill Valley had a similar shock when they realized the town was embarking on a major renovation of Miller Avenue. Despite numerous public meetings in both towns, residents said they had been unaware of planning strategies, details and consequences. Adams played a key role in creating a front-loaded community consensus strategy in Marinwood, where she lives near Marinwood Plaza. A local task force formed, the Marinwood Village Collaborative. Early on it included numerous individuals from the neighborhood, organizations and county government representatives. The collaborative, Hoytt and the county worked and reworked redevelopment proposals. In 2006, county supervisors endorsed a proposal for a grocery store, ancillary retail, a commu-

nity plaza and a redesign of Marinwood Avenue. The conceptual plan also included a housing component. The county identified the area as suitable for a new housing overlay designation, which set a target of making up to half of the units built qualify as affordable. The idea is that Marinwood is particularly appropriate for affordable units because it’s near the freeway and public transportation, and a revamped plaza would put the housing units near shopping. The concept called for building up to 100 housing units. The Bridge proposal represents a considerable reduction. But Alyssa Chacko points out that the conceptual plan also called for building between 20 percent and 50 percent of the units for affordable housing, less that the Bridge ratio. The problem is that no developer came forward with a credible plan for housing or commercial until Bridge. Chacko is a leader in the effort to recall Adams. The recall, backers say, is based on an assertion that Adams has failed to represent the wishes of her constituents, an assertion based in large part on Adams’ support for affordable housing. Chacko says her main objection lies in the consequences the Bridge Marinwood project will have on the Dixie School District. She and Castellucci, among other critics of the Bridge project, say that because the Bridge project includes such a high ratio of affordable units, local schools, already strapped to tight budgets, will suffer. The Dixie School District is a basic-aid district, which means that local property

taxes make up the bulk of its general fund revenue. That’s because as part of the state’s school-funding mechanism for a basic-aid school district, the district’s per-pupil property tax revenue exceeds the state’s per-pupil revenue allocation limit. That means the district is left to rely in large part on local property taxes. An affordable-housing project such as Marinwood Plaza can throw a wrench into school funding projections. Affordable units such as those Bridge wants to build can qualify for a property-tax waiver. The school district and other property owners in the district would have to take up the responsibility to cover the education costs for children in the affordable units. Whether that’s an unfair burden or a fair social responsibility depends on which side of the progressive fence a person sits. There’s no question that the Dixie School District, which has three elementary schools for kindergarten through eighth grade, is revenue-challenged. About 1,750 students attend classes. At one time, Bridge estimated that about only 44 students would be added to the immediate attendance rolls from the Marinwood Plaza development. Not all the children who will live in the units will be of elementary school age, notes Adams; some will be older than elementary age, some not old enough to enter school. The influx won’t be an avalanche. Based on the number of bedrooms, it’s not out of the question to estimate that a number somewhere between the Bridge number of 44 students and, say, about 96 students, would

< 8 Newsgrams • Build an organizational structure and governing body to support operations. The “key priority” of this goal, according to the plan, is to recruit board members who will “implement the artistic vision” of the project and hire an executive director for the operation. Board members, it says, will be recruited based on their interest in the vision of the project, as well as their “ability to contribute and/or raise funds for the project’s needs.” • Raise capital and develop a sustainable business model. Since the music project intends to feature a “high caliber visitor experience,” states the plan, organizers intend to create a separate business plan to lay out a budget for staffing and the facility itself. • Find a facility. The location of the music center is still up in the air—but will be “critical to its audience appeal.” The facility is likely to be in southern or central Marin and is expected to include gallery space, a performance space, an entry area, retail shop, café, staff offices and meeting rooms and storage. Prior to the opening of the permanent site, the plan continues, “a temporary storefront or space within another facility will be considered to host and produce programs, preview the Marin Music Project concept and vision, and sell merchandise.” • Position Marin Music Project to attract participation and support by “developing a group of stakeholders, from donors to music industry insiders and regional businesses” to increase “buzz” about the project and encourage visitor traffic once it opens. Marin Music Project chair Kim Kaselionis says she’s “excited” about the strategic plan. In a “chairman’s foreword” to the plan, Kaselionis writes, “Marin County has a strong tradition of artistic excellence and today we have an enormous opportunity to preserve, to celebrate and to nurture Marin’s musical heritage... that will preserve Marin’s musical legacy for generations to come.”—Jason Walsh

Fair Housing of Marin names new director When the time came to search for a new executive director at Fair Housing of Marin, the housing-discrimination watchdog group looked, er, in house. Caroline Peattie, a 17-year veteran at FHOM, was named to the top spot this week by the organization’s board of directors. Peattie’s been in the fair-housing field since 1987, when she began her career working for fair-housing advocates in the East Bay. She was hired by FHOM’s founding executive director Nancy Kenyon in 1996; Kenyon retired earlier this year after leading the nonprofit since its founding in 1984. Fair Housing of Marin Board President Paula Allen says she’s “thrilled” to have Peattie leading the team.—JW

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be added to Dixie School District classes. Adams says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working with the school district and Bridge on the challenge of additional enrollment. Parker says Bridge always works with school districts to help ease added students into the local schools. And in reality, she adds, the Marinwood project isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t huge. Adams notes that other school districts in the county havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to terminal crises when an affordable-housing development gets added to the local real estate mix. But, Chacko says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really fair to say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re claiming social equity [for affordable housing] and then place kids in schools that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide adequate service.â&#x20AC;? And Castellucci says other community services paid for with property taxes could be affected by the addition of 72 units of affordable housing. The yelling and aggressive behavior at meetings held to â&#x20AC;&#x153;discussâ&#x20AC;? Plan Bay Area

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he thing about KTIM, that crazy little Marin County radio station,” says legendary disc jockey Wild Bill Scott, “is that it wasn’t just the best FM free-form radio station in the Bay Area—it might actually be the best radio station of all time! “While it lasted, of course,” Scott adds, “which, sadly, wasn’t really very long.” Newcomers to Marin—say, anyone who arrived after 1984—might have no idea what Scott is talking about. Many oldtimers though, those who lived in the area in the 1970s, remember KTIM 100.9 FM (“The North Bay Noise!”) with the kind of fondness and dreamy nostalgia usually reserved for first kisses and lost loves. Its signal was never strong, with a trans-

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mitter housed in a tiny shed at Silveira people who hate music started telling DJs Ranch, within choking distance of the Las what to play.” Gallinas Sewage Treatment plant, but its A certified 1970s Marin County icon, impact was immeasurable. Street (her real name) was a major force KTIM, spinning an eclectic mix of rock, on KTIM from 1975 till she was fired in punk, country, folk, classical, reggae, come- 1979 (“I have a big mouth,” she laughs). dy, and just about anything else, represents “I was on KTIM back in the Golden a time when the FM airwaves were Age,” Street recalls, “when they electric with musical possibilities still let the disc jockeys pick the and DJs ruled their time slots, music we wanted to play. We by spinning the records they were had music meetings at KTIM, david most jacked up about, telling where we would all sit around stories about the musicians TEMPLETON and put in our two-cents whose tunes they were showabout whatever new albums casing. had just come out. If there was “Those were the days of real a new band nobody had heard of, freeform radio,” says former KTIM we could be the first to play those DJ Dusty Street, “before executives and records. KTIM was the first radio station

to play some of the greatest rock bands of all time. “But, it’s a different world now,” she laments. “I doubt that any DJ who started in this business after the mid-1980s would have any idea what it was we were doing back then. I don’t really think DJ’s are capable of it anymore. A disc jockey programming her own show? They wouldn’t know how!” s s s s s KTIM, which for a long time broadcast from a big old house near downtown San Rafael, first hit the airwaves in the late 1940s. Originally a news and information station, KTIM was then owned by the Marin Independent Journal, which held

a contest amongst readers to name the station. Though some later disc jockeys tried to pass the story that the call letters secretly stood for all kinds of odd things (“Terrific Independent Music” and “This is Marijuana” were some of the tamer ones), the name readers actually chose was the conspicuously commercial “Trade in Marin.” In those initial postwar years, the daily schedule included farm reports, local news, inspirational messages, and the occasional music program. Alex Bennett had one of his first radio jobs at KTIM, as did Ben Fong Torres and Michael Krasny (who in the ’70s hosted a show titled “Beyond the Hot Tub.”) As the decades progressed, however, the music of the day eventually took over the station. Despite its relatively puny signal, KTIM still managed to influence and energize the music-loving generations who embraced rock and roll, but wanted their options to remain wide open. By the early 1970s, with voices like Street and Scott, Tony Berardini, Candy Chamberlain, and others on the air, KTIM and its merry band of DJs became the best friends to a huge number of residents, including a wide array of local musicians from the Grateful Dead to Jefferson Airplane to Huey Lewis and the News. “It was an incredible time,” says Scott. “We never made any money at it, but we all did it for the music. We were high on the music all day, and some of the DJs were just high, period. But, hey, those were the times, right? At music meetings, there was always a joint burning and a line or two of coke on the mirror.” Both Street and Scott recall that anytime one of them got the urge to “play radio,” even if they weren’t scheduled to be on the air, they would often drop by the station and take over the studio, hanging out with the on-air DJ, playing whatever music was on their minds for an hour or so. “Another thing we did at KTIM,” remembers Street, “and I think we were the only ones who did this, was playing a thing we called Radio Roulette. It was a kind of friendly competition between me, Wild Bill Scott, Tony Berardini—and occasionally Candy Chamberlain. One of us would put on a record, and the next person up would come on the air and make a clever segue from that record to the next one, picking a record that moved the music ahead, either lyrically or melody-wise of rhythm-wise—and of course it was a bonus if you could mess up the next person by choosing something really hard to segue from. “We would do that for hours!” she says. “I don’t know of any other station that did that, because, it was not easy. I mean, you really had to know your shit—and we did. And our fans appreciated it.” Scott agrees that DJs, in those days, held a special kind of clout they no longer have. “We walked the streets of San Rafael and people came up to us and told us how much they loved some band we’d just

The view today toward 1040 B St., San Rafael, where KTIM operated on the top floor of the IJ’s old building. KTIM moved to a Victorian house a bit further up the road in the 1980s.

“So yeah, we might not have been brain surgeons,” Street adds, “but we affected people’s lives.” “It’s weird, how much that station meant to people,” agrees Scott, who now lives in Auburn, where he only DJs for local stations occasionally, due largely to a back injury that makes it painful to sit for long hours in front of a microphone. “I know there are people who say that it was still doing some good stuff in the ’80s, for a few years, but to me, after the ’70s, it just blew. It went down the toilet. The vibe was never the same.” The problem with radio today, he says, is that now the music is programmed through research, with programmers only playing the tunes that score highest by companies formed to test a tune’s potential popularity. “You know how they do this ‘research’?” he asks. “They take a bunch of people and they play maybe 10 seconds of a tune, and ask ’em if they want to hear more. That’s it. Ten seconds! Think of all the great rock and roll tunes that take two or three minutes just to get warmed up! You can’t program radio that way. In the KTIM days, the DJs picked records using experience, gut instinct, and a love of the music. That’s why it worked. That’s why people loved it. And that’s why, today, radio pretty much just sucks.” s s s s s

‘Raisin’ hell in San Rafael!’ KTIM icon Dusty Street now hosts a Sirious satellite show from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; at right, is Wild Bill Scott and DJ Norman Davis in the IJ elevator. ‘Everyone except me had the sense to hide their beer,’ concedes Scott.

started playing,” he says, “or they’d start yelling at us because they hated something we played. Everyone was so . . . I guess the word ‘passionate’ is kind of corny, but that’s what it was. People really cared about the music.” And they cared deeply about the DJs. When Street or Scott or Berardini— who mainly worked the graveyard shift—would confess to feeling under the weather, fans would stop by the station with chicken soup. According to Scott, when a DJ mentioned on the air that they were feeling hungry, local restaurants would send sandwiches to the crew. When doing live appearances, mobile remote shows where the DJs would set up at the county fair or other public place, Street and company would sometimes make thinly-disguised requests for alcohol. “Yes, if you act now you can win absolutely nothing just by bringing your local DJ a couple of cold beers!” laughs Street, reenacting the kind of only-joking pitch they’d make. “And then, like magic,” she

says, “people would bring us beer! “I still get emails all the time from people who used to listen to me on KTIM,” she continues. “We made very powerful connections with our listeners. I got an email from a guy who said, ‘Back in the ’70s, I was listening to KTIM one night, and I was getting ready to get in my car and drive to L.A. and ask this girl to marry me!’ He was going to quit his job. He was going to give up everything and go tell her he loved her. And then he wrote, ‘Dusty, you played a set of music that changed my life.’ I can’t remember the exact songs he said I played, but, he said that by the time that set was over, he realized that what he was planning to do was probably not a good idea. He was in his car, heading out of town—and then he turned the car around and went back home. “It turned out,” Street laughs, “the woman in L.A. was in love with somebody else anyway, and his job—which he did not quit—ended up turning into a career he’s had for 25 years.

Street, still in the DJ business four decades after KTIM’s heyday, is now holding down her own freeform style show on Sirius, broadcasting from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. After leaving KTIM in 1979 following a dispute over how much latitude the on-air personalities should have in adding commentary to the radio commercials— “I compared Adolph Coors to Hitler!” she admits—Street ended up at KROQ in Los Angeles, where she quickly rebuilt herself as the Queen of Punk. “I often say I’m one of the few DJs who hung out with Janis Joplin and Johnny Rotten,” she says, and those stories form a major part of her appeal on Sirius and her online podcast show, Fly Low Radio, on the Flying Eye Radio Network (www. “I started in the early ’60s, as a technician on KSAN,” she notes, “and when they put me on the air, I was pretty much the only female on the air in San Francisco. Since then, I’ve worked for a lot of stations, and been fired from a lot of stations, and times have most certainly changed. It’s been hard, but radio has given me a 48-year-long career. “So I’m not complaining,” she laughs. “But KTIM—that was a special experience, a stand out. For a few years there, everything came together at that lone little place! On that little radio station in Marin, we created something that was just awesome!” < Spin the black circle with David at JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 13




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witnessed April Philips help create the Dixie School Rain Garden a few years ago. Philips can build a school garden with her eyes closed and one hand behind her back. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chump change to her! Her Marin-based, award-winning company, April Philips Design Works, has designed urban ecological landscapes at Union Square, Santana Row and Oakland Memorial Park. And, now sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put it all of this verdant brainpower into a book, (with 300 photos!) Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Management of Edible Landscapes (Wiley Inc.). We spoke with her about her vision to incorporate edibles into urban environments from coast to coast. t t t t t You were a landscape architect and urban designer for many years but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until the recession hit and you started growing a

vegetable garden at home that you wanted to find ways to invite edible gardening into the city. Do you hope all landscape designers will come to that revelation? Most definitely! There has never been more of a need than now to understand the important connection between food and health. Eat your cityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;why not! In some ways I see designers like a chef creating a new gumboâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;what local ingredients do I have to draw from, what ones do I add for a new twist, what is the key flavor to highlight for this one... Designers do much the same thing just with different ingredients from the earth, air, fire and water. And an urban garden can be pretty much anywhere thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available, right? The integration of edibles in the city can be more than just a community garden or an urban farm, which are great but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be

Lafayette Greens is a three-quarter-acre garden in downtown Detroit that grows beans, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, apples, peaches and several other types of fruits and vegetables on land that, until 2009, was occupied by an abandoned 14-story building.

enough to feed everyone or be able to address food security and food safety on a city wide scale. Edibles can be in front yards, on city streets, part of an open-space infrastructure like the Beacon Hill Food Forest park being built in Seattle, or even as part of building walls and roofs. You write that people are so disconnected from where their food comes from that â&#x20AC;&#x153;just thinking about the food system as something they are a part ofâ&#x20AC;? becomes the first hurdle to tackle if we are going to create positive change. Is merely â&#x20AC;&#x153;thinking aboutâ&#x20AC;? food systems enough?

Well, if you teach a young child to eat kale, they will eat kale and love it of course! So in schools basic nutrition education to children and parents, especially in food insecure communities, is one simple way to start. Ecoliteracy is a key component in moving this agenda forward. We are a vastly un-eco-literate society and this issue must be addressed first. The Center for Ecoliteracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, an educational nonprofit organization located in Berkeley, is a great resource for this aspect of outreach. What makes â&#x20AC;&#x153;ecoliteracyâ&#x20AC;? so crucial? Food can become a platform or layer from which we address other important elements of community, ecology and livability, includ-

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his week a prime spot on the Sausalito waterfront with a storied background became the newest restaurant in town. Marin native Chris Henry spent the past year transforming the original ferry terminal at 660 Bridgeway (later the site of such establishments as Purity Market, Houlihan’s and The Water Street Grille). His Barrel House Tavern is a handsomely staged space using reclaimed maple in a dramatic curved ceiling that evokes its name, with other reclaimed woods used throughout the interior. Executive chef Matthew Bousquet comes to Marin from Bistro Jeanty in Yountville; diners may remember him from Sonoma’s Mirepoix and Bistro M. His menu focuses on sustainable seafood— poached lobster sliders, cioppino, grilled octopus salad—and includes a raw bar. Non-piscine options are available, such as grilled rib-eye with red-wine butter served with fries and house-made aioli. A deck outside the second floor dining room is a seasonal advantage. 415/729-9593, www. TAKING THE BOARDS Lunch and dinner are served now at M.H. Bread and Butter in San Anselmo, the bakery-café that opened last month at 101 San Anselmo Ave. In the kitchen is chef Arielle Segal, former sous chef at Mill Valley Beerworks. Her offerings include inventive “boards” that feature seasonal accompaniments to cheeses and terrines, as in cheese served with roasted cherries, fennel and walnuts along with stellar breads from owner Nathan Yanko (a veteran of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco). Lunch (11am-3pm) means soups (sweet corn and avocado cream with basil and crostini) and sandwiches like pork loin with spiced apricots, braised greens and pickled mustard seeds. Dinner (hours vary) brings heartier additions to the table (saffron chicken with couscous, bouef a la Nicoise) and special flatbreads with toppings like potato/chorizo/fiore sardo. The doors open at 7 every morning except Tuesday, with coffee and pastries both sweet and savory and, of course, artisan baked goods and take-out items fill the cases. Reservations are available only for tables of eight or more diners. Details:; 415/755-4575. NEWS FROM BURGERWORLD Marin’s second Smashburger has opened in Mill Valley (next to Whole Foods on East Blithedale), a “fast casual” source of other treats as well: chicken sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, custom shakes. 10-10 daily; 415/886-4925...Meanwhile in Novato, a

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family enterprise named JJ’s Burger Joint took over one of the many empty spaces in the shopping center at 2031 Novato Blvd. John and Joy Carter take pride in producing specialty burgers using certified natural beef and they have a smoker for ribs and pork (think pulled pork sliders). They make all their side dishes. Hours are 11am-8pm, Monday to Saturday; 415/ 895-6677. FOOD OF JULY EVENTS Marin Organics’ July schedule has two events for summer pleasure-based education. Family Fun on the Farm and Adventures in the Wild (July 13, 10am-2pm) is for children and their adults—a day at Green Gulch Farm with activities like storytelling, music, discussions and community gleaning before a potluck dinner. $25 per person, $20 for members, $5 for kids...Paradise Valley Farm in Bolinas is the setting on July 20 (10am-2pm) for Restoring our Relationship to Place. Rachel Kaplan, author of Urban Homesteading, will join farmers Sandy and Dennis Dierks. There will be a picnic under the apple trees. $70, $60 for members. Information and reservations: Have some fun at The Tavern at Lark Creek this month. All wines are half-price throughout July—every single bottle. (Here’s a chance to splurge.)...Wear your Forties best for swing night, Dinner & Dancing at The Tavern, July 8. Happy hour is at 6pm, classes start at 7, and dinner’s at 8 ($45, includes dance lesson); 415/924-7766. A tasting event at Book Passage in Corte Madera July 12 (5:30pm) will feature expert Janet Fletcher, whose latest guide, Cheese and Beer, goes far beyond Bud and Velveeta. Learn the art of pairing. Cost is $20 for tasting only, $28 for tasting and a copy of the book. Reserve at < Get a taste of Pat at


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arning: If the rapture takes place during the time it takes you to read this column, your salvation may be in jeopardy, because parts of this post-film conversation—and the movie in question—are certifiably sinful. “For the first 15 minutes or so,” author Aaron Hartzler confesses, “I was thinking, ‘Well, this is actually just kind of fun, all of these Hollywood stars playing outrageous versions of themselves.’ But by the time they were all kicking the severed head across the floor—and especially when James Franco and Danny McBride start talking about masturbating all over the house—I realized exactly what kind of movie this was.” A really, really funny one. This is the End is also a perfect example of the kind of movie Hartzler, as a young born-again Christian, was once expressly forbidden to see. The box-office smash from writer-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is a scathingly self-effacing

Dragon) witnesses from a convenience store while on a run for munchies and smokes. Within minutes, hellfire has been unleashed on Hollywood, a cavernous abyss (with a one-way drop to the underworld) has opened up outside Franco’s house, monstrous beasts are prowling the neighborhood, and the devil himself is apparently stalking the stunningly clueless survivors. There are even more Revelations references in the recently released RapturePalooza, which also stars Craig Robinson, although in that one he plays the Antichrist, who is barely even hinted at in This is the End. “The writers got a lot of the end-times stuff wrong, didn’t they?” laughs Hartzler, author of the entertainingly rich and hilarious memoir Rapture Practice (Little, Brown, 2013, $17.99). The book, a moving coming-of-age story describing Hartzler’s youth in a devoutly Baptist, rapture-believing family, and his gradual awareness that—from his growing skepticism to his attraction to his best friend, Bradley—he was not everything his parents prayed he’d be. The detailed description of what it’s like to be a young hormonal teen who truly believes the world is going to end at any moment is alternately heart-rending and heart-openNineteenth-century painter Viktor Vasnetsov took a different approach to the apocalypse ing, with Hartzler than Seth Rogen. fiercely making the spoof aimed at the shallowness and selfpoint that everything his parents did, even absorption of young Hollywood stars, the weird stuff, was done out of love. disguised as an apocalyptic gross-out Because, you know, if the faithful are comedy about the biblical end times. The about to be teleported to the Wedding take-no-prisoners farce imagines what Feast of the Lamb (Revelations 19:7), and might happen to a bunch of hot, hip young those left on Earth will endure seven years actors like James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig of Ghostbusters-style devastation (Daniel Robinson, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, 9:26), including devilish, Godzilla-sized Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride (all play- monsters rising from the sea (Pacific Rim, ing themselves), if everything described coming to theaters later this month) you in the Book of Revelations—the Great really want your kids to catch a ride on the Tribulation, pits of fire, general death and first beam of blue light out of there. mayhem—started happening outside of “The rapture, the mark of the beast, the Franco’s Hollywood Hills mansion. Antichrist! All of those images were part In the film, a whole parade of young of the story I grew up with,” Hartzler says. celebrities are skewered (in some cases “It’s pretty clear that the writers of This literally), when Franco’s coke-pot-andis the End just skimmed Revelations and sex-filled housewarming party is intertossed in a bunch of random bits. I’m kind rupted by the rapture—good people drawn of embarrassed, in a way, to even be adto heaven in columns of glowing blue mitting this. I really don’t believe anymore light—which Baruchel (How to Train Your that Jesus is coming back. I don’t believe 20 PACIFIC SUN JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2013

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the rapture is going to happen, or anything ure with huge horns, and excitedly, Robinson else in the book of Revelations. And still, exclaims, “Hey! I know that guy! He’s from when I was watching this movie, part of Where the Wild Things Are!” me started to get all offended, thinking, “That’s what I mean!” Hartlzer laughs. ‘Well, that’s not scriptural!’ “I think it’s really interesting that the Bible “Years of training and repetition,” he is beginning to be seen as just another laughs, “are pretty hard to let go of.” source for a mythical fantasy creatures, on When it’s pointed out that having once an equal status with The Lord of the Rings been a Bible Nerd, with specific experand Where the Wild Things Are. They see tise on the Book of Revelations, it might the devil, and it could as well be the Balrog make him handy at working crosswords from Fellowship of the Ring. The movie is and playing trivia games, Hartzler laughs making fun of them, but it’s actually got again. some sharp observations.” “That’s true!” he says, launching into Speaking of sharp, any closely watching a short description of the arcane debate believer—whether a believer in the prebetween those who believe the rapture tribulation rapture or the mid-tribulation will happen just before the tribulation and rapture—will notice the film’s sneaky those certain it will take place sometime insertion of yet another form of rapture: in the middle of the tribulation. “[The the individual, one-at-a-time, merit-based, filmmakers] almost get it right, here and whenever-God-feels-like-it rapture. there,” he says. “I loved “Right!” Hartzler says. the scene where the “Even though the main survivors are sitrapture has already happened, ting around and Jay all you have to do to get your Baruchel is reading very own rapture is to do the Bible, and it dawns something truly unselfish, on them all that the to sacrifice your life for your end of the world friend, and you can catch really is happening, your own beam of blue light. and Seth Rogen keeps But you can’t do the sacrificial saying, ‘Jesus Fuckthing knowing that it’ll get ing Christ,’ Jay keeps you saved from the end times. saying, ‘I don’t really You have to do it because think you should be you really are willing to put saying that!’ And someone else’s life before your Rogen goes, ‘Why? own.” Why shouldn’t I say Also—and this is very Jesus Fucking Christ?’ important—if you should be They can’t stop thinklucky enough to deserve your ing about themselves, Hartzler, and his own book of revelations. own solo rapture, you must even though everydefinitely not become so excited thing they know has ended. And the fact that you fl ip off the heathens watching you that they are playing all of this with their real rise to heaven. names—making fun of their own sense of “The rapture, according to this movie,” entitlement and self-obsession, it’s really funny.” Hartzler laughs, “can be canceled at any moIn that same scene, one of the survivors— ment.” < ironically, Craig Robinson—points to a sketch of the devil in the Bible. It’s a dark shadowy fig- Sin with David at


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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (R) The Lone Ranger (PG-13)

‘Super 8’ screens under the stars in San Anselmo’s Creek Park Friday night at 8pm. Donations appreciated; popcorn, candy and soda pop available for purchase. Info: 272-2756 or O Augustine (1:42) True tale of a 19th century French teenager whose sudden seizures of sexual pleasure arouse the interest of a pioneering Belle Epoque neurologist. O Before Midnight (1:48) Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke together again, this time grappling with this and that against the backdrop of the Greek isles. O The Bling Ring (1:30) Sofia Coppola truecrime dramedy about a troupe of teenaged Hollywood burglars who stalked Paris Hilton and other luminaries online and fleeced them of millions. O Despicable Me 2 (1:38) Gru returns just in time to take on a powerful supervillain; Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig vocalize. O Dolphin Tale (1:53) True story about a disabled dolphin whose perseverance (and new prosthetic tail) inspire millions around the world; Winter the dolphin stars as herself. O The East (1:56) An undercover intelligence agent infiltrates an anarchist collective and finds herself torn between her duty to her corporate masters and the idealism of her new comrades. 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 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 Grease Sing-Along (1:50) Make beautiful music with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (and Tam High 1927 homecoming queen Eve Arden) in Jim Jacobs’ and Warren Casey’s paean to midcentury teenhood. O The Heat (1:57) Buddy comedy about a straitlaced FBI agent and a foulmouthed Boston cop who team up to take down a drug lord; Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star. O Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (1:15) The cutting-edge comic brings the funny to his 2012 concert tour. O The Lone Ranger (2:15) Cue the “William Tell Overture”: the masked man and his

trusty sidekick hit the big screen with Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto. O Man of Steel (2:23) Yet another comicbook reboot follows young Kal-El as he grows into Superman and nerd newsman Clark Kent; costarring Amy Adams as Lois Lane! O The Metropolitan Opera: Armida (4:15) Behold saucy Renee Fleming as Rossini’s sexy sorceress in glorious big-screen high definition. O Monsters University (1:42) Prequel tells the story of Sullivan’s and Wazowski’s college days and how they became BFFs; Billy Crystal and John Goodman vocalize. O Much Ado About Nothing (1:49) Joss Whedon’s slapdash update of the Bard’s saucy comedy (original text and all) stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick. O Now You See Me (1:56) A band of elite magicians employ their talents to rob from the rich and give to the poor; Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson star. O Rebels with a Cause (1:12) Inspiring documentary about the environmental activists who helped create the GGNRA and Point Reyes National Seashore half a century ago. O This Is the End (1:47) The friendship of six real-life pallies (Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco) is severely tested when they’re trapped together in the same house during a global apocalypse. O Twenty Feet from Stardom (1:30) Pop music’s greatest backup singers are the subject of Morgan Neville’s toe-tapping documentary; Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and others pay tribute to their support systems. O White House Down (2:17) It’s up to DC cop Channing Tatum to save the nation when armed terrorists take 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. from President Jamie Foxx. O World War Z (1:55) Globetrotting actioner finds Brad Pitt racing against time to halt a pandemic before it wipes out the human race.

Man of Steel (PG-13)

* The Metropolitan Opera: Armida (Not Rated) Monsters University (G)

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

Fairfax: Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Larkspur Landing: Fri-Sun 2:25, 7:30; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 5, 10:10 Mon-Thu 9:30; 3D showtime at 7 Northgate: 11:15, 2, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15; 3D showtimes at 12:35, 3:20, 6:05, 8:50 Rowland: 11:15, 5, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 1:35, 7:10 Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue, Thu 11, 1:40, 7:15 Now You See Me (PG-13) Northgate: 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 10 Rebels With a Cause (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 2, 6:30 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person at 6:30 show) Sat 2, 6:30 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person) Sun 2, 6:30 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person at 2pm show) Mon-Wed 6:30 Thu 6:30 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person) This Is the End (R) Northgate: 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:20 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9 Mon-Thu 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9 White House Down (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:45 Lark: Fri-Sun 2, 5, 8 Mon-Thu 5, 8 Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 7 Regency: Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue, Thu 11:05, 12:30, 2:15, 3:50, 5:25, 7, 8:35, 10:10 Rowland: 10, 1:10, 4:15, 7:30, 10:30 World War Z (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:05, 6:45, 9:30 Larkspur Landing: Fri-Sun 11, 4:30, 10; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 7:15 Mon-Thu 10; 3D showtime at 7:15 Northgate: 1:45, 7:25, 10:10; 3D showtimes at 12:15, 3:10, 6, 8:45

French songstress Soko stars in ‘Augustine,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

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 JULY 5- JULY 11, 2013 PACIFIC SUN 21


F R I D AY J U LY 0 5 — F R I D AY J U LY 12 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 07/05: AfroFunk Experience 9pm. $10. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 07/05: Agape Soul R&B, jazz, blues. 9pm. $15. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 07/05: Amy Wigton 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 07/05: Crooked Stilo 9:30pm. George’s, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/05: Droptones 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910.

07/05: Friday Night Jazz: Dick Fegulia Trio 6pm. Free. Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 07/05: Stephanie Teel Band Coastal Folk/ Rock originals and rock, blues, reggae. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 07/05: The 7th Sons Classic rock. 7pm. Free. Taste of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 847-2670.

07/05: Soul Jah Family Band with Lumanation Reggae covers. 9pm. $17. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 07/06: Andre Nickatina 9pm. $15. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

07/06: Music Brunch with Dore Coller 11am. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 07/06: Kathryn Keats Soulful songstress. 8 and 10pm shows. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 07/06: Pellejo Seco Cuban. 8pm. $12-15. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219. 07/06: Pete Stringfellow 8pm. $10-15. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 07/06: Rahman and Friends 9:30pm The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

07/06: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca with DJ Jose Ruiz Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles. 9pm. $12. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899.

07/06: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds Octet places a modern spin on classic soul. 9pm. $12. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 07/06-07: Soul Discipilz 9:30pm. $5. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910. 07/06: The Doc Kraft Band Swing, country, reggae, rock, Zydeco. 8:30pm. $8. Presidio 22 PACIFIC SUN JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2013

Yacht Club, Sommerville Rd., Ft. Baker, Sausalito. 601-7858.

07/07: 19 Broadway Good Time Band 9John Gonzales benefit show. 6-9pm. Donations. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

07/07: Corte Madera Summer Concert Series: Jonny Darlin Band 5pm. Menke Park, Redwood and Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera. 302-1160. 07/07: The Itals Roots rock, reggae. 9pm. $12. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 07/07: Mario Guarneri Quartet Jazz. 6:30pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

07/07: Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band Birthday barbecue on the lawn show. 4pm. $17-20. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219.

07/07: Russo Alberts Trio with Sharky Lewis and Charlie McCarthy Jazz. Don Russo ,bass; Don Alberts, piano; Art Lewis, drums. 6:30pm. 15$. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600.

07/07: Sunday Salsa with Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion 4pm salsa dance class; 5pm live music. 5pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 07/08: Open Mic with Simon Costa 9pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 07/08: Open Mic with D Smith 9:30pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

07/09: Amanda Addleman Band and Jam Session Jazz. All ages welcome. 9pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 07/09: American Jubilee Americana, folk/jam rock. 8:30 p.m. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 07/09: James Moseley Quartet Jazz, blues, R&B 7pm. no cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

07/09: Jeb Brady Band, Kingsborrough 6pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 07/10: Audrey Moira Shimkas Jazz, Latin standards and pop/rock with a jazz twist 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/10: Bayside Jazz with Dan Hicks 8pm. $12. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850.

07/10: Jazz In Marin with Audrey Moira Shimkas and Jef Labes No cover, dinner encouraged 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 847-8331.

Stolen moments Skewered by critics and made a hit by audiences on its theatrical release last February,IDENTITY THIEFlands somewhere in the middle for homevid audiences, who have an Unrated option on DVD. Fault for the comic misfires lies with the writer and director, who take a sledgehammer to the story’s gossamer charm; while credit for all Melissa McCarthy steals the show in ‘Identity Thief.’ the laughs, and there are many, goes entirely to Melissa McCarthy, who was born for the part. She plays the scamming Diana, a Florida ID thief par excellence who, with a single call to Jason Bateman’s cell and a phish of his social security number, turns his happy home and career life inside out. “Sandy Bigelow Patterson” suddenly finds himself cloned as a free-spending fashion diva with thousand-dollar bar tabs, salon appointments, an arrest record and ties to a drug cartel. It spells disaster for any high-powered accountant to a securities startup, who lives or dies on reputation. The only way to clear his name with the foot-dragging Denver PD and his new employer will be to fly to Florida and bring her back, marshal style. An overlong comedy that trips on its detours and subplots,Thiefstill can’t keep McCarthy down—she’s able to switch from bawdy physical comedy to tear-jerker pathos in a heartbeat.Give her a better script and she’ll knock it out of the park.—Richard Gould

07/10: Jazz In Marin Audrey Moira Shimkas and Jef Labes. Pop, blues and Brazilian favorite tunes. 7pm. Free. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 84-8331. 07/10: Djabooty Jazz Band 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. 07/10: Ethan Varian and Friends 9pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

07/10: Open Mic with Dennis Haneda 8pm. No cover. All ages. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 07/10: Sticky’s Backyard 9:30pm. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910. 07/10: Terrapin Family Band 8:30 p.m. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 07/11: Loafer’s Glory Bluegrass, folk. With Herb Pedersen, Patrick Sauber, Bill Bryson, Tom Sauber. 8-10pm. $20-25. Schoenberg Guitars, Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846.

07/11: Mari Mack and Livin’ Like Kings Blues, rock. 8pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388-3850. 07/11: Michael Lamacchia Jazz. 8:30pm. Free. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-1392. 07/11: Ramana Viera Ensemble World, pop. With Vieria, vocals, piano; Michael Mc

Morrow, guitarra and guitar; Alberto Ramirez, bass; Laura Boytz, cello and Steve La Porta, percussion. 8pm. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 07/11: Ramana Viera and Ensemble Portuguese folk music made modern. 8pm. Free. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899.

07/11: Amber Morris Classic Soul Workshop 8-11pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 07/11: Wanda Stafford Jazz vocalist. 7pm. No cover, dinner encouraged. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 07/12: AZ/DZ, Sabbath Lives 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-9910. 07/12: Bamba 5 with Lau Paiva Bossa Nova vocalist. 8:30pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 07/12: Jazzitude 9:30pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 07/12: Keith Crossan Band 8:30pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio. 662-2219.

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07/12: Mistah Fab Rap, hip hop. 9pm. $15. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

07/12: Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings 9pm. $20. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200.

07/12: The 7th Sons Classic rock. 8:30pm. $8. Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 847-2670.

07/12: The Rock Collection with Melvin Seals Dan Lebowitz, acoustic guitar and pedal steel; Greg Anton, drums and Robin Sylvester, bass. 8pm. $15. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mil Valley. 388-3850. 07/12: Pop Fiction Pop covers. 9:30pm. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 07/12: Tea Leaf Green Jam rock. 8:30 p.m. $15. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 07/12: Top Shelf Party band. 8 and 10pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600.

Comedy 07/09: Mark Pitta and Friends Standup. 8pm. $16-26. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Theater 07/05-06: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bottomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Play and Puckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ployâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; World premiere. Written and directed by Sam Parry, and performed by the Fairfax Theatre Company. 7pm. $10-15. Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 302-0659. Through 07/13: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Scapinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Porchilight Theatre Company presents. By Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale. James Dunn directs. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. and July 1. $15-30. Redwood Amphitheatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 251-1027.




Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 07/05-10: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ten Years of Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pegan Brooke, paintings. Reception 4-6pm June 8. Free. Gallery Bergelli, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 945-9454. 07/12-08/04: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lights and Boxesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dan Caven, mixed media works. Opening reception 4-8pm July 12. Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm Free. Downtown Artworks, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. Through 07/05: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Drawingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Includes charcoal, pencil, pastel, marker and mixed media works. 10am. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. Through 07/30: Viewpoints II Group exhibtion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simplicity.â&#x20AC;? Suzanne Berger, photography. Opening reception 6-8pm July 2. Free. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center Gallery, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 388-4331.

Through 07/31: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Marin Landscapesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group exhibtion. Robert Allen Fine Art, 301

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Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-2800. Through 08/03:‘Blues’ Max Kellenberger, cyanotypes. Smith Anderson North, 20 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo. 455-9733.

tions greatly appreciated. Creek Park, 400 / 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 272-2756.

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be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest, low chairs. 8pm. Free. Donations greatly appreciated. Creek Park, 400 / 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 272-2756.

Works shown by local bay area artists: Brian Evjenth, Richard Dieterich, Judith Miller, Saskia Pouw and Sawyer Rose. 11am-6pm Wed.Sat.; Noon-4pm Sun. Free. MINE gallery, 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 755-4472.

Through 08/17: Splendid Objects: Artists Create for the 21st Century Fine art exhibition includes wood crafts, ceramics, glass, metal work and painting. Gallery hours: 1-5pm Tues.-Fri.; 10am-1pm Sat.. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328.

Kids Events 07/07: Children’s Program at Green Gulch Farms 10am. $10 suggested donation. 1601 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. 383-3134.

07/09: Puppylocks and the Three Bears Puppet show from Magical Moonshine Theate 3:30pm. Free. Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho St., Council Chambers, Sausalito. 289-4121.

Film 07/05: Film Night in the Park presents ‘Super 8’ Steven Spielberg. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, low chairs. 8pm. Free. Donations greatly appreciated. Creek Park, Creek Park, 400 / 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 272-2756 .

07/06: Film Night in the Park presents ‘Return of the Jedi’ Director George Lucas “Star Wars” trilogy finale. 8pm. Free. Dona-

07/12: Film Night in the Park presents ‘Footloose’ Popcorn, candy and sodas will

Outdoors 07/09: Stafford Lake Hike Stroll around the pond to see birds, amphibians, dragonflies and other wildlife then head up the shaded north facing slope along the Terwilliger Nature Trail. This walk is for adults. No animals (except service animals) please. 10am-2pm. Free. 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato. 893-9527.

Readings 07/09: Marin Poetry Traveling Show Hosted by Prartho Sereno. With Julia Bartlett, Kenneth Dickinson, Spencer La Moure, Sandy Scull, Yvonne Postelle and Doreen Stock. 7pm. Free. Point Reyes Books , 11316 State Road, Point Reyes Station. 889-5295. 07/09: Marta Williams “In My Animal, My Self: A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 671-9807. 07/10: Anton DiSclafani “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.” 7pm. Free. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 671-9807. 07/11: Sahar Delijani “Children of the Jacaranda Tree .” 7pm. Free. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 671-9807.

07/11: Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series “To Go or Not to Go Is the

BEST BET Aloha, summer! Saturdays at the Marin 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 July lineup includes Hot Buttered Rum (July 13), Rupa and the April Fishes (July 20) and the pan-Polynesian sounds of HAPA on the July 27 Hawaiian Island Night featuring a hula dance lesson, a kids art project hosted by the Marine Mammal Center, and savory delights from Mauna Loa Hawaiian BBQ (music at 7pm; hula lesson at 6:40pm). $20 advance; $25 day of; kids 17 and under free. 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Call 415/444-8000 for info.—Dani Burlison Catch island fever July 27 with HAPA. 24 PACIFIC SUN JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2013

BEST BET Coming up roses Opening its fifth season this weekend, Marin Summer Theater brings one of America’s best musicals (Sondheim! Styne! Laurents!) to Novato when GYPSY hits the stage. The award-winning company of Bay Area high school and college students (ages 13-23) doesn’t take the easy road: after Gypsy comes the intimate drama Almost, Maine, then the big finale, Les Miserables. Created to enable theater student actors, musicians, Let Lily Hahn ‘entertain you’ as legendary striptease dancer Gypsy Rose Lee. dancers and technicians to hone their skills during time away from school, the nonprofit venture operates on a professional level. Gypsy plays July 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13 at the (air-conditioned) Emily Gates Center, San Marin High School, Novato. Details—including colorful photos—and ticket information:—Pat Fusco

Question.” With Kate Asche, Christian Kiefer, JC Miller, Tim J. Myers, Nina Schuyler, Sue Staats, Kathleen Winter‚7pm. $10. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272. 07/12: Janet Fletcher “Cheese and Beer.” 5:30pm. $28 with book, $20 food only. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 671-9807.

Community Events (Misc.) Through 07/07: Marin County Fair With wide ranging live musical acts including The Wailers, Ozomatli, Zendaya and Weird Al Yankovic, farm animals, carnival rides included in price. 11am-11pm. $14-16, under four free. Fairgrounds, 10 Ave., of the Flags, San Rafael.

07/08: Nonviolent Communication Practice Group Experience practical communication tools that empower you to reduce conflict, increase intimacy, and inspire cooperation and co-creation with the people who are important to you. Learn how to communicate straight from the heart and to the heart and with minimal (or no) drama! This is the fasttrack approach to conflict resolution. 7:30pm. $15 adv/$20 at the door. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera. 924-7824.

07/09: Mt. Tam Quilt Guild Yard Sale and Ice Cream Social Mt. Tam Quilt Guild’s annual member yard sale and ice cream social. Come buy patterns, books, magazines, and many other quilt and sewing-related items. Also treat your sweet tooth to ice cream with delicious toppings. 6:30pm. $5, free for guild members. Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1 Wellbrock Heights, San Rafael.

07/09: Tai Chi and Qi Gong Workshop Tai Chi and Qi Gong Workshop: Cultivating Balance, Strength, and Calm. Learn 8

techniques to invigorate and inspire your mind, body and soul. Tuesdays to Your Health monthly optimal health series hosted by Bradly Jacobs MD MPH, Integrative Medicine specialist at Cavallo Point Lodge. 6:30pm. Healing Arts Center and Spa, Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 339-2692. cavallopoint/

07/10: Grow Your $ Tree: Social Media Marketing Are you ready to plant your Money Tree and learn how to make it grow into your online business? Learn about social networking, Facebook badges, Twitter tweets, Google analytics and just about everything you need for a successful website. 7:30pm. $15 adv/$20 at the door. Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera. 924-7824.

07/10: Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Opening Network with community leaders while learning about no cost business consulting services and low cost training classes. Guest speakers include: Marin SBDC Manager, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce CEO, and many more to be announced. 5:35pm. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115.

07/11: Image and Reality in Polynesian Voyaging Dr. Mimi George and Heu’ionalani Meph Wyeth will show photos and video of Polynesian voyagers of Taumako using ancient methods and lifestyle. Learn how the ancients boat builders and navigators built their canoes from available materials and navigated every island between South Africa and South America. Observe genuine Polynesian canoe designs and construction methods. Learn how to use the wind, seasons, stars, waves, and how to see the light that flashes from land a hundred miles into the deep sea. 7pm. Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Foot of Gate 5 road, Sausalito. 332-3179. <




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IF YOU ARE NOT AFRAID To speak in front of small groups and would like unlimited income potential marketing legal plans as an employee benefit, contact 707-393-0856. (Special Program for Licensed Insurance agents. Toffee is a 4 year old spayed female Brussels Griffon mix Having lived most of her life in an outdoor kennel, Toffee had a bit of a tough start in life. Regardless of that, she has maintained her sunny disposition. She likes to be petted and is learning to walk nicely on leash. She is polite with other dogs but somewhat disinterested. She was great with all her handling making her appropriate for kids as young as 6. A couple of daily walks around the neighborhood will give her the exercise she needs. Toffee is a sweet girl who is looking for a family to give her a loving home for the rest of her life. Meet Toffee at the Marin Humane Society or call the Adoption Department at 415.506.6225

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The traffic coordinator position provides administrative support to the retail sales department. Our office is faced-paced, which requires a person to gracefully handle multiple deadlines and tasks. Duties include but are not limited to: • Handling the mechanics of getting the publication, website & any special sections together for the week. • Creating Excel spreadsheet to track the ads that will appear in the publication each week • Handling special issue listings (i.e. dining guide data) • Checks size and posts digital ads to our daily email product and website • Manages inventory of email product and website • Proofing pages on deadline days and enforcing deadlines • Trafficking ads between production, proofing and the sales reps each week • Dummying the publication weekly (and special features as they arise) • Keeping lines of communication open between production staff, editorial and sales • Coordinating with Ad Director & production on special flyers, ordering media kit info and keeping it stocked. • Liaison between printer & production on weekly inserts; orders print jobs • Handles phone and e-mail requests from advertisers • Assists reps when they call from the field Necessary Attributes: Pro-active, self-starter, positive outlook, detail-oriented, organized, time-management skills, and ability to get along with wide range of personalities, ability to handle weekly deadlines, helpful and diplomatic but firm in enforcing deadlines. Skills: Proficient in or willing to learn Excel, Microsoft Word, Account databases. (InDesign and Photoshop skills a plus) Hours are flexible. Part-time could range from 10 to 20 hours. Please send resume or links to Bob Heinen, Or call 415-485-6700 x315

North Bay Chiropractic is looking for a like-minded health practitioner (chiropractor, acupuncturist, body worker or therapist) to come on board next month. 2 large treatment/therapy rooms and shared 3rd room available. Wonderful opportunity for new or established practitioner in a prime location on Grant Street. $1100/month, (+ split front office reception & billing staff, if desired. If interested, call 415-892-0225. (p.s. We are really nice!) The publisher waives any and all claims or consequential damages due to errors. The Pacific Sun cannot assume responsibility for the claims or performance of its advertisers. The Pacific Sun reserves the right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely at its discretion without prior notice.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132313 The following individuals are doing business as ALLY-HAN PUBLISHING, 6 OAK ROAD, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: ALBERT C GOLDBERG, 6 OAK ROAD, LARKSPUR, CA 94939; LINDA GOLDBERG, 6 OAK ROAD, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by A HUSBAND & WIFE. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JULY 10, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 5 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 14, 21, 28; JULY 5, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132333 The following individuals are doing business as TARBELL ASSOCIATES LLC, 2 RANCH DR., NOVATO, CA 94945: TARBELL ASSOCIATES LLC, 2 RANCH DR., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MAY 17, 2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132395 The following individuals are doing business as WEST MARIN WINDOW CLEANING, 17 TOMASINI CANYON RD., POINT REYES STATION, CA 94956: KEN AND SAM LEVIN LLC. 17 TOMASINI CANYON RD., POINT REYES STATION, CA 94956. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MARCH 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 14, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132399 The following individual is doing business as SALON KARMA, 175 BELVEDERE ST. UNIT #4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: YOLANDA DEL CARMEN WOODBERRY, 9 ALTA DR., PETALUMA, CA 94954. 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 JUNE 17, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132193 The following individuals are doing business as NATIONAL SPORTS LICENSING; NSL, PRESIDIO PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS, 495 GATE 5 RD. STE K, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: NATIONAL SPORTS LICENSING LLC, 495 GATE 5 RD. STE K, SAUSALITO, CA 94965 This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business names listed herein on APRIL 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 22, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132194 The following individual is doing business as PRESIDIO QUARTERMASTER, 3001 BRIDGEWAY BLVD. K234, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: WILLIAM A MILLER, 206 CALEDONIA ST. #10, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JUNE 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on MAY 22, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132351 The following individuals are doing business as KO KIDS BOOKS & DESIGN, 17 SAN PABLO CT., NOVATO, CA 94949: BAYTREE ENTERTAINMENT, 17 SAN PABLO CT., 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 JUNE 10, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132222 The following individuals are doing business as ISTANA LIVING, 1654 SECOND ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: BRAMBLE BOYZ, 117 SANDPIPER CIRCLE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on SEPTEMBER 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on MAY 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132382 The following individuals is doing business as BUDGET BLINDS OF MILL VALLEY, 11 DIGITAL DR. SUITE B, NOVATO, CA 94949: DAVID W. KELLER, 169 11TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on MAY 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 12, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132356 The following individual is doing business as CONSCIOUS COMFORT CUISINE; COCO CUISINE, 27 RICHARDSON ROAD, NOVATO, CA 94949: RICHARD T. BEEMAN, 27 RICHARDSON ROAD, NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JUNE 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JUNE 11, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013)

CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JUNE 1, 1993. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132430 The following individuals are doing business as BASU YOUR SIGNING PARTNER; ON CALL NOTARY SERVICE, 7 MT. LASSEN DR. SUITE A-150, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; BAY AREA SIGN-UPS INC., 7 MT. LASSEN DR. SUITE A-150, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JUNE 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132448 The following individuals are doing business as MOLLY MAID OF MARIN & W. CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES, 3095 KERNER BLVD. STE K, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; BATCH ENTERPRISES INC., 3095 KERNER BLVD. STE K, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on FEBRUARY 14, 2002. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 21, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132466 The following individual is doing business as PEARSON SODA WORKS, 9 GRAND CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; KIRK M PEARSON, 9 GRAND CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name listed herein on JULY 4, 2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JUNE 24, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132426 The following individual is doing business as FRIENDS OF CHINA CAMP, 100 CHINA CAMP VILLAGE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ED LAI, 100 CHINA CAMP VILLAGE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901; ERNEST C. STANTON, 2170 9TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116. This business is being conducted by UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION OTHER THAN A 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 JUNE 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132320 The following individual is doing business as SWEET NIMO, 154A MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: HEEJIN LEE, 154A MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 5, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132484 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SLEEP FIGHTER; SLEEP FIGHTER BABY, 87 OAK GROVE DR., NOVATO, CA 94949: NAOMI N REZAIAN, 87 OAK GROVE DR., NOVATO, CA 94949. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JUNE 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 23, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013)



This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on SEPTEMBER 17, 2008. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JUNE 25, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132514 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NUESTROS SABORES, 167 SAN ANDREAS DR., NOVATO, CA 94945: TERESA DE J. ACUNA, 167 SAN ANDREAS DR., NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JULY 1, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132510 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TIBURON TAXI, 2130 REDWOOD HIGHWAY F-14, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: KEVIN D. CARROLL, 2130 REDWOOD HIGHWAY F-14, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304478 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: D&E INTERNATIONAL HAIR STYLEST, 175 BELVEDERE ST. STE 4, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: JUNE 17, 2013. Under File No: 131718. Registrant’s Name: MARIA DEL CARMEN WOODBERRY, 169 SAN CARLOS WAY, NOVATO, CA 94945. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on JUNE 17, 2013. (Publication Dates: JUNE 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304483 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder's Office. Fictitious Business name(s): ROSE SPA, 247 SHORELINE HWY. #B6. MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. Filed in Marin County on: MAY 29, 2013. Under File No: 2013-132244. Registrant’s Name(s): AE JUNG KIM, 100 LUCKY DR. #103, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on JULY 1, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 1302642. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KRISTINA C. PETERSON, DAVID E. THOMPSON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: DEXTER JAMES PETERSON THOMPSON to DEXTER JAMES SLOAN THOMPSON PETERSON. 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: AUGUST 15, 2013 9:00 AM, Dept. L, Room L, Superior

Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: JUNE 20, 2013 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1302317. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ISABEL MACARIO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JUAN GERARDO GOMEZ MACARIO to JUAN GERARDO MACARIO. 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: JULY 30, 2013 9:00 AM, Dept. E, Room E, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: MAY 30, 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: JUNE 28; JULY 5, 12, 19, 2013) SUMMONS Family Law (CITACION Derecho Familiar): Case Number (Numero De Caso): FL 1301859. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso Al Demandado): CHUNG LONG YUNG: YOU ARE BEING SUED (LO ESTAN DEMANDANDO). PETITIONER’S NAME IS (Nombre Del Demandante): CHIH FONG LI. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this SUMMONS and PETITION are served on you to file a RESPONSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your RESPONSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, at the California Legal Services web site (, or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www., en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www. o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law

enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (AVISO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.) NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y dirección de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF MARIN, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, CA 94903. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): CHIH FONG LI, 110 MAYBECK ST., NOVATO, CA 94949, (415) 883-2101. Date (Fecha): APRIL 30, 2013. Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Kim Turner, K. Yarborough (Asistente). NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Publication Dates: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013)

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››ADViCE GODDESS® by Amy Alkon


My girlfriend died in a car accident four months ago, and I fear I’m not grieving the way I should. I was really broken up at first, crying hysterically, and I miss her terribly. I often think of things I wish I could tell her or we could do together, but I’m comforted by remembering all the positive things about us and her, and I’m grateful for the time we did have. Friends are worried, saying that I need to experience grief fully and work through all the stages in order to recover; otherwise, the grief could come back to bite me. I worry that I am suppressing stuff, but I have no idea what. Despite what’s happened, I still like my life and my job. I even find myself laughing at stupid stuff. Am I just in major denial? —Living


Those who care about you are worried that you aren’t wallowing in pain and despair, and they’re maybe even a little suspicious: “Come on, man, who’s keeping you company if not Misery?” Supposedly, if you really loved somebody, you’ll grieve big, long and showy: retire from personal hygiene, refuse to leave your bed for six months, and only stop sobbing into your pillow to ask somebody to plant weeping willows so even the vegetation will be crying in solidarity. But bereavement researcher Dr. George A. Bonanno points out in his terrific book, The Other Side of Sadness, that there’s no evidence for this belief or a number of widely held beliefs about grieving, like the notion that there are “stages of grief ”—five of them—that every bereaved person must go through before they can go on: “Whoops, you flunked anger. Better go back and punch four walls and get in two bar fights!” The “stages of grief ” were based on psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ observations of people who were themselves dying, not those who’d lost someone they loved. “Grieving over the death of a loved one is not the same as facing your own death,” Bonanno points out. He adds that Freud’s notion that the bereaved must do “grief work” to heal—slog through every one of their memories and hopes about their lost loved one (as if sorting a mountain of wet clothes at an industrial laundry)—is unsupported by research, and there’s even evidence that this re-chewing of memories strengthens their connection to the deceased, preventing healing. Yet another myth is that your failure to go into Scarlett O’Hara-style hysterics in the coffee room every day means you’re postponing your grieving (perhaps until beach volleyball season ends?). In fact, the idea of “delayed grief ”—grief as a darkly mischievous force determined to eventually pop up and bite you—is another unsubstantiated idea from one of Freud’s psychoanalytic minions. Studies find delayed grief extremely rare—almost to the point of nonexistence. What your behavior seems to reflect is resilience—healthy coping through putting your girlfriend’s life and death in perspective in ways that help you go on with your life. In other words, if you have a problem, it’s that your friends think you have a problem. The next time they suggest you’re grieving incorrectly, you might reassure them. Tell them you’re in the “bargaining” stage and that you’d feel much better if only they’d stock your fridge with beer and steak, and on their way out, would they mind detailing your car?


I’m a decent-looking guy with unfortunate hair. It’s thinning rapidly and receding to the back of my skull, and topical treatments barely made a difference. I’m now thinking of shaving my whole head, but I’m wondering what women think. Considering my circumstances, what’s my best option? —Follicular Rebellion Going bald isn’t all bad. If you’re like a lot of men, every time you lose a hair off your head, you’re a hair closer to growing a ponytail out your nose. Although women generally prefer men with hair on their head, there’s a line that gets crossed, and that’s when there’s a desperate little patch on top (a la Prince William) that calls to mind a pointless attempt to grow a vegetable garden in arid countryside. Doing that doesn’t make you look like you have hair; it makes you look like you have hair issues. Shaving your head, on the other hand, projects confidence, suggesting that you’re comfortable enough with your face and yourself to put them out there unadorned. If you go the head-shaving route, consider adding facial hair to make it look like there’s still a little lawn on the property, balancing out the clearing on top. You could try a few styles, take pix and poll the ladies. Who knows? It might be just the way to meet a woman who longs to run her fingers through your back hair. <


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