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I found it unacceptable that the Dirt Diva should suggest to the reader to steal succulents from neighbors or even more so, the local parks [“All Hail the Succulent,” Aug. 2]. It is all too well known that some species disappear from people stealing plants in public places and other and that plant robbers steal to resell. This is a Zero in my book. A concerned gardener, Larkspur.

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Yesterday I traveled to downtown Tiburon. I was amazed at how clean it was: no drunks, no drug addicts, no homeless. In Tiburon, you can walk down the street without fear of being stabbed to death by a cross-eyed knifewielding maniac. Why can’t San Rafael be more like Tiburon?

Aren’t the blacks racist? They didn’t demonstrate and riot when O.J. was acquitted of killing two white unarmed people (who weren’t even attacking him); yet when a black (Trayvon Martin) gets killed while trying to kill someone else (George Zimmerman)....they don’t think it’s “fair” and that George should have taken the beating, the broken nose, the head banged into the cement, screaming for “help” that never came to HELP him....Trayvon’s death was the result of Trayvon looking for trouble....and finding it with a capital ‘T.’ Sorry for his family; but it certainly didn’t rise to any finding of ‘Guilty’ for George Zimmerman, who was doing his “volunteer job” of trying to protect the residents of his community. Seems no good deed goes unpunished. The riots/damage/casualties only confirm what we all know. The only people responsible for their own bad fate always want to blame it on someone else....and the liberals bend over backwards to help them do this.

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‘Anyone who hates dogs, kids and pedestrians can’t be all bad’—WC Fields Your response to the letter regarding bike riding with the sign “No Bikes on Sidewalk” is somewhat thought-provoking. It is my understanding when you inquired information regarding bike riding on the sidewalk from the bike and traffic officials, they stated a sign needed to be posted. Bike riding is also subjected to the same laws/rules as cars. The bikers should stop at stop signs, obey traffic signals and pedestrian crosswalk regulations. All of these I have observed bike riders 95 percent of the time ignore them. So if cars, trucks and other vehicles share similar regulations with bikes then there should be signs stating no car riding on the sidewalks and in the absence of signs it is OK to ride your car on the sidewalk just like bikers. I believe I have seen other editor notes regarding bike riding complaints that the editors are avid bikers and to hell with pedestrians. The recent account of the 37-yearold biker who killed a pedestrian in San Francisco and received no jail time must certainly meet the approval of the same Pacific Sun editors. Dick Hannigan, Mill Valley

been told that we are not entitled to this information, even though it was accomplished in our name at our expense. Was it because its planned release was too close for political comfort to the damaging mountain bicyclist run-in with equestrians on open space recently? The process for this plan is sketchy at best. It was drafted by county staff in private after several very sparsely attended workshops, not in a fully open public process. And promises were made to mountain bicyclists for their support for Measure A. Without release of important and relevant information that remains hidden behind the Brown Act curtain, we’ll always be guessing about what our county staff and leadership is planning and doing in our name at our expense. This is hardly a decent or credible way of running a genuinely open democratic governmental process. What exactly doesn’t our county staff and leadership not want us to know? Randall Knox, San Rafael

We prefer i-am-bike pentameter A haiku to my beloved editors regarding the bloody bikers-versus-walkers controversy: Perfect fight for the County: get off my path, you rich darn biker, you. Skip Corsini, San Rafael

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I do not know if Bradley Manning is right or wrong, innocent or guilty, a hero or a traitor. But one thing I know for sure is that we had the wrong person on trial. George W. Bush should be the person standing trial for leading us into an illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq. As we know, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Due to Bush’s actions over 112,000 innocent civilians are dead. Brian Donohue, Mill Valley

What don’t we know, and when didn’t we not know it? We need a ballot measure to give us access to more information, processes, planning strategies, and work products at county government. For instance, recently the open space district road and trail management plan draft environmental report was scheduled, cancelled and rescheduled for public review and release. Yet we won’t learn why, except that although it had been scheduled and reportedly sent to the printers, it was under revision and therefore unavailable to the press or the public. What is being revised? Is it that things were left out or included that should not have been and the report is being corrected? Was it not litigation proofed? What is being deleted or added? We have

Better oscillate than never... I’m writing to address letter writer Michael Venables’ “thank you” for my Trayvon Martin “platitude” [from July 19, in which Mr. Whatley wrote: “Trayvon Martin didn’t have to die. That’s all that needs to be said”]. Venables has missed the point completely: So much has been said and written voluminously on this tragedy that my sole purpose was to crystalize it into its simplest and most elegant form (hence, the Sun’s headlining my letter, “The Prosecution Rests”). And after all, the best barristers know to operate by the KISS principle: “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” And so, Mr. Venables— to, again, keep it simple—KISS this. Craig Whatley, San Rafael

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hat went right for Oma Village? A warm welcome at the Novato City Council for a low-income development for the homeless proves that affordable developments can make their way through a planning process in Marin with minimal controversy. The Novato City Council, on a 4-0 vote, approved Oma Village, which will feature 14 one- and two-bedroom homes at 5394 Nave Drive. It was just last year, in June, that Homeward Bound announced the purchase of three-quarters of an acre at the site, formerly owned by Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, which had operated a 30-bed residential program for people in substance abuse recovery. The purchase price was $790,000. The Marin Community Foundation contributed $300,000. The county kicked in $250,000 from its general fund, and the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael contributed $85,000. In addition to those donations, several substantial private donations put the fundraising for the property purchase over the top, according to Homeward Bound. The path to approval for Homeward Bound’s development, which will be built by innovative housing builder Blu Homes, charts a roadmap that backers of the Oma Village concept hope can be replicated in other parts of the county. The concept began with a singular vision. Betty Pagett, who had been involved with issues surrounding homelessness in Marin, believed that Marin citizens are at heart a welcoming people and ready to contribute more than money. She approached mothers’ clubs to enlist their support and gather nonmonetary contributions. She also met with Mary Kay Sweeney, executive director of Homeward Bound, in January 2011 to discuss options for a new type of nongovernmental program that would provide permanent housing for low-income Marin families. It was an ambitious agenda. Out of that January 2011 meeting came three options for prospective donors to the program they named “Oma Village”: Adopt a family and provide funds for a family to stay for six months in emergency shelter and then offer some kind of help in the first year that the family moved on to affordable housing and independence. A second option was the idea that donors could contribute to a service agency to increase capacity to help families. And the third option shows the scope of Pagett’s vision: acquire permanent affordable housing for families. The Homeward Bound connection was a natural. The organization is the largest provider of help for homeless singles and families in the county. Homeward Bound’s structure 8 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 16 - AUGUST 22, 2013

provides a continuum of services. Mill Street Center, an emergency shelter program, is something of an intake center. In 2000, Homeward Bound opened New Beginnings, an 80-bed dormitory-style facility at Hamilton, the decommissioned airbase in Novato. New Beginnings provides basic health care, counseling, a 12-step program, relapse prevention workshops, a dining room that serves three meals a day and other services that help residents move into and maintain long-term housing. Homeward Bound’s Next Key Center, also at Hamilton, opened in 2008. It offers 32 studio apartments, administrative offices for Homeward Bound, a training kitchen for Fresh Starts Culinary Academy, and the Key Room event space. The Next Key Center also is home to the Fresh Starts Catering business. As people move through the Homeward Bound continuum, they become more selfsufficient. The goal is to move people from homelessness to job training and financial independence and eventually on to independent living. The problem in Marin has been a critical shortage of affordable housing. As people graduated from Homeward Bound programs, a dearth of options has existed. Especially for families. Betty Pagett’s vision for Oma Village is focused on providing housing for families who have been homeless and are ready to move into affordable rental homes. The rents in Oma Village will range from $500 to $600 a month. Those are critical figures, far different than rents at government programs that charge rent based on income. When a government program charges a third of a tenant’s income, no matter how much or how little a tenant earns, the arrangement can act as a disincentive to earning more money and advancing on the employment scale. By keeping a flat rental rate, Homeward Bound aims to provide Oma Village tenants with the opportunity to develop job skills as they save money. Eventually Oma Village tenants will be able to transition to non-supportive housing. That’s the hope. It’s a new paradigm for helping the precariously housed. And that’s a key part of Pagett’s original vision for Oma Village. It got that name because of Paggett’s grandchildren. They call her Oma, and it seemed to fit for the new development concept, which includes raising funds to purchase the property and build the development before starting construction. That means Homeward Bound will have no debt. The money from rents will cover expenses. Homeward Bound has raised more than $3.5 million of the $5.5 million it estimates it will take to bring Oma Village to fruition. Sweeney says the development may be ready to break ground in the spring. 10 >

››NEWSGRAMS Bill to protect transgender children Come Jan. 1, students at schools across the state can participate in sex-segregated classes, programs and sports that align with their gender identities, regardless of their born sex. Those students can also use facilities consistent with their identities. The School Success and Opportunity Act, which Governor Jerry Brown signed on Monday, has widely been called the“bathroom bill”by organizations like the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), which opposed the bill. A survey of more than 3,000 Marin County high school students published last year by the Youth Leadership Institute found that at least 2 percent identified as transgender or“other”regarding gender identity. Vanessa Cavallaro, youth program coordinator of the Spectrum LGBT Center in Marin, stressed that the 2 percent includes only“students who were comfortable enough to not only take the survey, but also disclose their gender identity.”Half of LGBT students in Marin, she said, reported feeling unsafe to use restrooms at school. But the new law is not just about the bathroom, according to Mark Snyder of the Transgender Law Center, which worked with other LGBT organizations to pass the bill since its proposal in February. Snyder said that transgender students who have called the center’s help line said they have had bladder infections after not using the bathroom at school, in addition to calling about missing credits from physical education courses that do not accommodate their gender identity. “’Bathroom bill’is a phrase our opponents often use to drum up fear about transgender people,” Snyder said.“The truth about this bill is it’s about providing transgender students an opportunity to participate at school. That includes gym class, sports and being able to use the appropriate facilities.” Attorney and PJI president Brad Dacus said that although gender identity disorders are real, citing the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, they should be dealt with on an individual basis, instead of through legislation. “Just because a child has a gender identity disorder at some point in their development doesn’t mean they’re destined to have that disorder for the rest of their lives,”Dacus said.“This legislation presupposes that at the expense of those who may not have that destiny.” Shortly after the new law was proposed, PJI set up the website (“The Next Attack On Your Family”), which includes a picture of hairy legs and a pink towel beside the text“Welcome to your daughter’s public school showers.”The organization has largely focused on prospective narratives of girls being exposed to boys masquerading as girls. Snyder said that transgender equality has been a success in the Los Angeles Unified School District, which already has a program that provides information on gender identity and preventing discrimination. “This is a simple bill to make sure that transgender boys are treated like boys and transgender girls are treated like girls,”Snyder said. —Mackenzie Mount Early mating for Point Reyes birds hatches evidence of climate change Birds of a feather may flock together—but when they begin doing it earlier and earlier each year in Point Reyes it starts raising climate-change-wary eyebrows. In fact, according to a new state EPA study, the preemptive arrival of several songbird species along the West Marin coast is one of 36 sure-fire signs of global warming. In the 2013“Indicators of Climate Change in California”report released this week, the advanced arrival of such birds as the Wilson’s warbler and the fox sparrow are examples of climate change’s impact on certain animal species. Data from this portion of the study was compiled at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, located above Bolinas. Since 1971, according to the report, the spring arrival of the Wilson’s warbler and the fall 10 >



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7. Galleons, sickles and knuts, in the Harry Potter stories, are kinds of what? 8. Can you name four official languages beginning with C or D of European Union nations? 9. In 2003, Shirin Ebadi became the first Iranian person, and the first Muslim woman, to do what? 10. Traditionally, solid, liquid, and gas have been known as the three states of matter; but since the 20th century scientists have been referring to what ... as the fourth state of matter? BONUS QUESTION: The western-most “battle” of the American Civil War, which took place on April 15, 1862, and involved 28 soldiers, was the Battle of Picacho mountain pass, in what state? Howard Rachelson welcomes you to live team trivia contests on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Broken Drum in San Rafael. If you have an intriguing question, send it along (including the answer, and your name and hometown) to

VWatching a pickup truck hit  a beloved pooch ranks high on the list of things we never want to experience. Unfortunately, last Monday, Michael Rosenthal of Fairfax did. Within seconds after the accident in downtown Fairfax, a group of quick-acting Heroes helped Rosie, the hurt pup. A nurse took charge, assessed the injury and kept Michael and his canine companion calm. Other kind folks ran to their cars and a nearby bike shop to gather supplies to dress Rosie’s wound. Even the shaken driver of the pickup (who wasn’t at fault) lent a hand. Michael greatly appreciates his heroes for their goodwill and concern. And the girl who caused all the commotion? Rosie’s doing dandy and is expected to make a full recovery.

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WFolks play volleyball most weekends on the grass at Piper Park in Larkspur. Recently, players were caught off-guard by an unusual sideline activity. A dog dragging his leash ran by the field, grabbed a sandwich from the top of a gym bag and devoured it lickety split. The dog’s guardian sauntered over and the sandwich-less player said, “Your dog ate my sandwich!” At this point, an apology was expected. Instead, the woman appeared disturbed that the food might be inappropriate for her dog’s delicate digestive system. The player pointed out that the thief should be leashed. To which the woman responded, “He is.” Zero, you need to hold the other end of the leash and that volleyball player wants turkey and avocado, hold the mayo. — Nikki Silverstein


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ast summer I sat with Steve Detwiler on back of the Albert Park bleachers. I was Tom Montgomery, left, and Kevin Krick of the writing a story about the San RaMCRCC are trying to fael Pacifics—Marin’s independent build a bigger house, or pro baseball team—and Detwiler perhaps a log cabin, from happened to be the only local kid the ground up. on the roster. I say “kid.” Detwiler was 24 at the time, an age when most guys who are going to make it in baseball are climbing through a big league team’s minor league system or, if they’re truly special, already playing the majors. Meanwhile Detwiler—a strapping specimen who starred at San Rafael High and was a college World Series Detwiler was the local face of the Pacifics as the franchise laid down roots in San Rafael during its first two seasons. hero at Fresno State—was fighting for playing time in a league nity to play regularly before retiring.” partly populated by has-beens and It sounds crazy to talk about a 25-yearnever-weres. old “retiring” from anything. But this is Detwiler, though, was optimistic. “Everybody has the same goal,” he told me professional sports, where the window then. “Get to the next level.” between success and failure opens slowly Today Detwiler is no longer a Pacific. and closes fast. On July 25 he became the “player to be This might seem like a sad story. In a named later” (one of baseball’s ignoblest way, it is. It’s always sad when a dream ends. distinctions) in a trade to the Cal Bay But Detwiler, who has already dabbled in Lumberjacks, another independent club. coaching and will surely have opportunities At the time of the trade, Detwiler had apto stay connected to the game, isn’t done peared in only 14 of the Pacifics’ 29 games, quite yet. hitting .160 with two RBIs. He had also, Last Saturday, the Lumberjacks opened apparently, informed management that it a three-game series against the Pacifics at would be his final season of pro ball. the ’Jacks home field in Vallejo. The Pacifics Pacifics General Manager Mike Shapwere cruising, with a league-best record of iro called the trade “heartbreaking,” but 46-14. The Lumberjacks, meanwhile, had added, “I wanted him to have the opportu- managed only five wins all season and were buried in last place, 24 1/2 games out. It seemed almost scripted. The only question was, what kind of movie would it be? Detwiler made sure it was a classic underdog story. In game one, a 5-3 Lumberjacks win, he set the tone, banging out a double and driving in three runs. The next day the Lumberjacks won again, 5-1, and Detwiler added another double and two more RBIs. In the final game, the nightcap of a double-header, the Pacifics prevailed 8-4, but Detwiler again doubled and collected four more RBIs. In all, Detwiler drove in nine of his team’s 14 runs. That series, and Detwiler’s feats, won’t be long remembered. It isn’t the next level. But for one summer weekend in August a Marin kid starred, probably for the last time, before a visiting Marin crowd. From the back of the bleachers, that looks pretty good. < Detwiler’s struggles at the plate led to last month’s trade


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< 8 Oma goodness! In addition to the 14 homes on the site, Oma Village will include a community space and an outdoor kitchen. The Oma Village design concept calls for using green building techniques, which follows the Blu Homes aesthetic. That environmental sensitivity played a role in the ease with which the development made its way through the Novato planning process on the way to adoption at the City Council. But it was the reputation of Homeward Bound that played the biggest role in the acceptance of Oma Village, an acceptance in striking contrast to recent contentious community “discussions” that have raged in Novato about affordable housing. While Plan Bay Area meetings were marked by yelling, disruptions and threats of political repercussions aimed at elected officials who support affordable housing, the Oma Village meetings were a model of civility—and acceptance. “It was the great reputation of Homeward Bound” that made the difference, says Supervisor Judy Arnold, who represents Novato. Homeward Bound “has done a superb job of managing [their programs]. There have been no incidents. They have done such a great job that, I think, nobody really questioned it.” That sentiment is echoed by council members who approved the Oma Village plans. Councilwoman Jeanne MacLeamy was absent for the approval meeting. But if she had been there, she would have voted her support. “We have had a great experience with Homeward Bound in Novato with New Beginnings and Next Key,” says MacLeamy. “They do a fine job with assisting people, following that old saying of giving people a hand up rather than a hand out.” Oma Village, adds MacLeamy, “is the next step” in the Homeward Bound continuum.


From the start, Homeward Bound went into the community to introduce the Oma Village concept and listen to potential concerns from residents. That process stands in stark contrast to the Plan Bay Area process, which many Novato residents, rightly or wrongly, view as a top-down edict from big government. Perception is reality. “The way they approached this project was very methodical,” says Novato Councilwoman Madeline Kellner, who served on the Homeward Bound board in the late 1990s. “They reached out to a lot of the people who had concerns. They reached out to the neighbors. They have such a good reputation. They have progressed with New Beginnings and Next Key, and at each step they have engaged with the local community.” The ease with which Oma Village made its way through City Hall came about because Homeward Bound engaged people “all along the way in the process,” says Kellner. To be sure there were normal questions about the project, including a concern about the number of parking spaces. But the issues were routine, unmarked by the vitriol seen recently at affordable housing meetings. Kellner, a former planning commissioner, asked questions about parking. The plans call for 10 parking spaces for the 14 units. That’s adequate, according to Homeward Bound, because in the organization’s experience fewer than half of the people in low-income housing own vehicles. “Homeward Bound has always had a good philosophy,” says Kellner, “which hinges basically on people needing to be sober if they want to participate. Sometimes it takes several tries, and when people are ready, they’re ready. It’s very positive and sets expectations.” While Homeward Bound’s reputation was an

< 8 Newsgrams arrival of the fox sparrow to their Point Reyes breeding grounds has moved up on the calendar an average of five days over those four-plus decades. Meanwhile, the fall arrival of the ruby-crowned kinglet shows more of a quadratic regression—it arrived increasingly early from 1971 to the 1980s, only to reverse course and arrive later in the fall since then. Curiously, the Swainson’s thrushes have been showing up at the Point Reyes breeding party with near perfect consistency during the nearly 40-year study. Scientists link the early arrival of certain spring-breeding migratory species as an indicator of the early arrival of springlike conditions along their migration routes. Early spring conditions would indicate an earlier end to the spring breeding season, thus getting certain species a jump start on their fall migration pattern, and so on. The study goes on to say this long-term data is evidence that “terrestrial species show consistent responses to warming trends.”—Jason Walsh

Roadwork ahead... Motoring through Point Reyes National Seashore may get smoother, pending a proposed 22-mile road rehabilitation project that could start the middle of next year. The roadwork would include standard maintenance like filling potholes, according to park spokesman John Dell’Osso, and replacing failed culverts like an area on Limantour Road that has been reduced to one lane since last winter. The project is open for public comment through Aug. 30, when the park will evaluate environmental compliance for about two months before one more round of public comment that precedes soliciting bids from contractors. The whole process means roadwork likely will not begin until next summer, the high season of the park’s 2.3 to 2.5 million visits a year. Dell’Osso said construction likely would not result in complete road closures, just brief stoppages.“You might have a five minute delay here and there,”he said. The total cost and time span of the project has not yet been determined. The roadwork includes 7.5 miles of Limantour Road between Bear Valley Road and the Limantour Picnic Area parking lot, 1.5 miles of Lighthouse Road between the intersection at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and the Lighthouse Visitor center and almost 1 mile of Chimney Rock Road between the intersection at Drake Boulevard and the parking area. The park is accepting only written comment, which can be submitted at; by mail to PORE Roads EA c/o Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956; and by hand delivery to the Seashore Headquarters at 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.—MM important element in gaining acceptance, so is the location near Hamilton, a location Kellner points out isn’t in anybody’s back yard. “I think what you saw with this decision is that everything lined up,” says Eric Lucan, Novato Mayor pro tem. “It was the right location. It was the right scale. And it’s the right operator. When you have those three things in place, it makes a big difference in the eyes of the community.” Lucan notes that the brouhaha over “high density” affordable housing espoused under the Plan Bay Area model has caused much of the push back in Novato and the rest of Marin—and the rest of the Bay Area. It’s no coincidence that Oma Village will include 14 homes. When Homeward Bound went into the community to hear concerns, the response about density was clear: 20 units per acre would be acceptable; more would be a problem. Being proactive is the name of the Homeward Bound strategy—and it works. Responding to concerns, Homeward Bound made some design changes during a pleasingly normal planning process for an affordable housing project. Lucan hopes that the Homeward Bound process, and the way it has raised funds for Oma Village, can be replicated in other parts of the county. Raising funds for the development has proceeded quickly. A boost came when the Peter J. Hass Family Fund established a $100,000 matching grant last month. The most unusual fundraising mechanism is what Homeward Bound calls an IPO. It doesn’t stand for initial public offering. It stands for immediate public opportunity. Modeled after the process that offers shares in a new for-profit venture on Wall Street, the Homeward Bound IPO confers a certificate, like a stock certificate, on

donors to the Oma Village development. Instead of investing in a profit-driven company, donors invest in the future of their community. It’s not the first time Homeward Bound has used the IPO fundraising strategy. Donors bought more than 1,000 shares in what was then the nation’s first nonprofit IPO for the Next Key Center. Those investors bought more then 33,000 shares that raised more than $1 million. Homeward Bound consulted Warren Buffet about extending the idea to Oma Village. He bought the first Oma Village share. Owners of IPO shares receive annual reports, just like shareholders in for-profit communities. There’s an annual shareholders’ meeting during which the successes of the year are on the agenda as well as the challenges that lie ahead. It’s a way to help people feel engaged in a development and its programs. “Shareholders can say they helped build this place,” says Sweeney. “They can say they helped support the effort to end homelessness in this community.” In addition to reaching out to the community on the front end, Homeward Bound got another point by going with Blu Homes, which constructs high-quality green buildings that follow the smaller-is-better philosophy. “We’re creating something that anyone would want to live in,” says Sweeney. Lucan expresses the sentiment in evidence at the council meeting when the development received approval without no yelling and no threats and no serious objections: “It was a great day for our community to be able to celebrate these types of projects and not cast a shadow over them. This was wonderful. I’m really proud.” < Contact the writer at

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foreknowledge that Grayson was driving arin County Sheriff Robert Doyle on a suspended driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; licenseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a miswas unapologetic last Thursday demeanor charge that the Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camp evening as he addressed an asclaims is questionable. sembled room of about a hundred citizens According to reports, Kubota saw in Marin City. Many were there to discuss the sheriff Grayson duck down in his seat and began officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chronically strained relations with to drive the car at him. Witnesses offer a the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largely African-Amer- different account of the story and say that ican community. Most wanted answers to Kubota was never in any danger. What is known is that Kubota fired nine why an investigation into a July 7 deputyinvolved shooting that seriously wounded rounds into the car, hitting Grayson three a local resident had been assigned to the times in the arm. Grayson abandoned the Novato Police Department, the same police car up the road and then fled on foot while locals pounded agency where the Kubota with stones. wife of the deputy The entire Marin involved in the City area was shooting works as locked down as a police dispatcher. police from several â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our protocol, agencies searched whenever we have for the wounded something like a Grayson. With the [deputy-involved] help of community shooting, we ask members working another police as go-betweens with agency to investithe sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, gate that incident Grayson turned to determine if any himself in that of our employees evening. were engaged in To date, Grayson, criminal conduct,â&#x20AC;? 44, has not been Doyle began, addcharged with any ing that the decrime, although partment routinely he did spend more uses either Novato or San Rafael po- Witnesses oďŹ&#x20AC;er diďŹ&#x20AC;ering accounts of the events that led to a than 10 days in Marin County Jail lice departments in trio of bullets in Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arm. after the shooting such cases. on a parole violaBut in this tion that was subsequently dropped by his instance, San Rafael police was already investigating a case for the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; parole officer. Meanwhile, Kubotaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an Iraq War combat veteran who has been with an inmate death at the county jail back in the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office for five yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has been Juneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and Doyle didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to give them restored to duty and is working in another an additional burden. Marin community. He is allowed to carry But was it appropriate to have Novato his service revolver as he has not been investigating the incident given the close charged or found guilty of anything, Doyle relationship with the deputy and a police said. employee? Community leaders in Marin City have â&#x20AC;&#x153;Had we known, we probably would said that having the same agency where have asked San Rafael,â&#x20AC;? Doyle conceded. Deputy Kubotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife is employed conduct But things were not going to change. the investigation gives the appearance of The sheriff said he had faith in Novato impropriety on behalf of the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. as an organization to do a thorough and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The major concern that we have is that objective investigation. this investigation thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on now about * * * * * what happened is being done by the NoWhat occurred in Marin City on the vato Police Department,â&#x20AC;? said Emmanuel afternoon of July 7 happened quickly in Akagnon, pastor at Village Baptist Church, front of numerous witnesses. at a press conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is a big conflict Deputy Evan Kubota had done a U-turn of interest because the Novato Police in the street after spotting Chaka Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department has as one of the dispatchers parked vehicle; Kubota claims to have had there the wife of the policeman that actu-

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< 11 Loaded questions ally shot Chaka. So I really believe that this professional situation and honoring and investigation is starting on the wrong foot.â&#x20AC;? supporting his family,â&#x20AC;? Hassan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Akagnon added that a petition to launch he did that by going through a construcan independent investigation could be cre- tion training program that he successfully ated to take the case to Kamala Harris, the completed and moving on to an apprenticeship training program with the Iron state attorney general. Workers. * * * * * â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was significant because it meant Grayson came to the scene of the shootthat finishing that program would increase ing at a time in his life when he has purportedly been working on turning his life his salary significantly and put him on around. He has completed work training a road to even making better and better wages,â&#x20AC;? she said. programs and Attorney has a union job Michael Cofas an iron workfino, Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s er on the Golden public defender, Gate Bridge. He said that he is a recent father, hopes the and months Novato Police ago is said to Department is have been bapright when they tized in the losay they can apcal church, and proach the case has, supporters with an open say, turned his mindâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and that life over to Jesus â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Had we known, we probably would have have asked San Rafael [PD the evidence Christ. to conduct the investigation],â&#x20AC;&#x2122; conceded SheriďŹ&#x20AC; Doyle at a community should help meeting last week in Marin City. But he also them reach a has the dubijust conclusion. ous distinction of having an arrest record â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number of shots fired by the officer for criminal activity dating back to 1987, indicates his intention to use deadly force,â&#x20AC;? including robbery and DUI, according to Coffino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yet eyewitnesses to the Marin County court records. Grayson carshooting have said they do not believe the ries some personal baggage involving the officer was in danger. The Novato Police Novato Police Department. have this information. While we would In February 2010 during a late-night prefer that the investigation be carried out traffic stop, Grayson attempted to evade by an agency with absolutely no conflict police, resulting in a high-speed chase of interest, we hope the Novato PD and through Novato before crashing his car the Marin County district attorney will into a tree at the corner of Grant and Fifth fairly examine the facts and arrive at a just Avenues. He was arrested on outstanding resolution.â&#x20AC;? warrants and also charged with resisting â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is surprising that the officer has been arrest, speeding, hit and run, driving on restored to duty and is in uniform carrying a suspended license with DUI, and for his service weapon while the investigahaving a broken headlight. Counterfeittion into his conduct is ongoing,â&#x20AC;? Coffino ing was added to the charges after phony money was found on his possession during added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office has made this a search at the jail, Novato police Sgt. Mike decision and it is theirs to make.â&#x20AC;? Coffino said that Grayson is at home Howard told a reporter at the time. recovering from the injuries he received * * * * * when he was shot three times by the Makini Hassan, executive director of deputy. the Marin City Community Developâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The location of Mr. Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wounds ment Corp., supports Grayson and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and the placement of the bullet holes in believe that he was driving on a suspended his vehicle will be critical in determining license that day in Marin City. whether the officer was in a position where â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just prior to this happening he came to use of deadly force was necessary,â&#x20AC;? he said. one of our program managers and asked Hospital records confirm the extent of Mr. for assistance in getting his insurance,â&#x20AC;? said Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injuries. Thankfully he received Makini Hassan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And so we were able to medical care and did not bleed to death.â&#x20AC;? provide assistance in getting him insurance â&#x20AC;&#x153;The officer has told the press, through so that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have insurance for driving. the Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, his side of the story,â&#x20AC;? And we just know you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get insurance Coffino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Grayson is adamant if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a license.â&#x20AC;? that he did not intend to harm the officer. Hassan applauded the work that GrayHe had no weapon, never touched the son has done in completing a construction officer or placed him in danger, and is the program that had set him on a path away only one injured. 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ndiana Jones is one of my heroes. You could always count on him to do the right thing. He was the good guy. No matter what the situation was, Indy could figure his way out of it. He had a sense of composure yet always showed humor or irony when the situation called for it. “Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?” Yoda is another hero. Wise beyond his peers, he always saw what was right and warned us about the Dark Side. Yoda was a leader and a warrior; someone we could learn from. You put these two heroes together in downtown San Anselmo and you have a sanctuary for all ages. Thanks to filmmaker, and San Anselmo resident, George Lucas, Imagination Park was born. San Anselmo has a park that children and adults alike can appreciate. If you have not been to Imagination Park, here is your invitation. Everyone in Marin needs to do two things. The first is to spend time at Imagination Park. Take your family or take a friend or take yourself off the daily grind, and visit Imagination Park. This is where children will be off in their own imaginary world, running through the grass and circling the fountain that enshrines our two heroes cast in bronze by sculptor Lawrence Noble. The second thing Marin needs to do is donate. Like any gift, we need to take care of our Imagination Park. I am calling on residents, businesses and folks who I like to call “Friends of Yoda” (FOY), to donate to the park. Your dollars will be



the publisher n Anselmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new attraction... used to maintain the park for years to come. The park is owned by a 501(c)(3) nonproďŹ t foundation, an arm of the San Anselmo Chamber and any donation is 100 percent tax deductible. We applaud the energy and leadership from San Anselmo resident Connie Rogers, who gained the trust of George Lucas. Without her perseverance, the park would not exist. Lucas stepped up with his donation of land and funds. Now it is time for the residents of Marin, to become a FOY and donate toward the future of Imagination Park. The nonproďŹ t needs $25 donations as well as $25,000 donations. Even larger donations, from those who are real FOYs, will make the park self-sustaining and not a drain on future resources. Go online to donate or purchase tickets for Dinner Under the Stars at Dinner Under the Stars, Aug. 24, is a wonderful way to join community to celebrate the park. Spend an hour in the park and you will understand how wonderful this gift is to the community. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not let San Anselmo down. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s step forward and donate to Imagination Park. When you are at Imagination Park, imagine Yoda saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.â&#x20AC;? If I can add another Yodaism for Imagination Park and for Marin: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donate, you must.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bob Heinen

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azzled by the summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stone fruits and grapes and juicy melons in stores and markets right now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seduced, always choosing the most dramatic colors and shapes. In the midst of this dizzying abundance itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to overlook one of the most important fruits of the season. The Gravenstein apple is modestly huedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it changes from yellow and lime green into a light orange with reddish stripes, no competition for uniform, shiny, neon Granny Smiths and Macintoshes, their symmetry mocking its less than perfect contours. To overlook it would be a big mistake. This heirloom is so prized for its flavor and cooking qualities, it is selling for $102 per box of 100 apples to East Coast customers who order through the Fruit Guys, a Sonoma company that donates part of its earnings to growers and the Slow Food movement. This month Gravensteins are handed out as favors to visitors at businesses, lodgings and even at the airport in the county where they once played a major role in its agricultural life.

The promotions are part of an energetic effort by the Slow Food movement with its United States Ark of Taste. The variety is registered and protected, and growers across the country are being encouraged to plant it. There is even a Sebastopol Apple Presidium dedicated to the preservation of a local treasure. The first Gravensteins were brought to this country by German migrants as early as 1790 and they appeared here in 1820â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Fort Rossâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;when Russian fur traders planted them. Because they ripen in July, ahead of other varieties, and because of their distinct flavor they became highly popular with settlers. At one time farmsteads provided tons of Gravensteins for canned and dried fruit, applesauce, apple juice, cider and brandy. Today only six or so growers operate on less than a thousand acres, down from the 7,000 once covered in trees that grow uncommonly tall for apple trees, producing huge yields that ripen at different times over the short season. Changes in national agriculture caused their demise: long dis-

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GRAVENSTEIN APPLE, BACON AND CHEESE TART Gravenstein is the German name for Grasten, Denmark, where the apple was ďŹ rst cultivated in the late 17th century.

tance shipping was impossible because of the Gravensteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delicate, easily-bruised surface; abnormally short stems connecting fruit to the limbs made mechanical harvesting difficult. As the wine industry boom caused profitable vineyards to replace working orchards, the demise seemed inevitable. It remains to be seen how much popular demand and organized efforts can do to save this apple for the future. In August this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crop is at its peak and those in the know are joyful. Last weekend the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair brought huge crowds to Sebastopol where each summer fans are drawn to celebrate the unique fruit. This weekend at the Grape to Glass festivities in the Russian River Valley a feast will conclude with the appearance of a Gravenstein apple pie so big it will be delivered on a local fire truck, hot from Costeaux Bakery, a project of Windsor Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard Academy of Culinary Arts. There is a very small window of opportunity for discovering just how special this humble apple can be: it will be in the market for only several more weeks. Everyone has a favorite pie recipe (or one for crisp or cobbler) and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to come up with sweets involving apples. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find here ways to use Gravensteins in other parts of a menu; the chosen recipes reveal what a delicious, useful ingredient our heritage has given to us. * * * * * Nicholas Petti is chef/owner of secondstory Mendo Bistro in Fort Bragg and Barbelow, the new establishment at street level beneath it. He says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This salsa would be great on either pork or chicken, or on top of a sweet potato gratin.â&#x20AC;? I like it on tamales, as well. APPLE-WALNUT SALSA 4 apples, diced ďŹ ne Juice of half a lemon 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1/2 red onion, diced ďŹ ne 3 leaves of fresh sage, chiďŹ&#x20AC;onade 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Serves 6-8, depending on how it is used One 9-inch prepared pie crust 3 eggs 1/4 cup creme fraiche 8 ounces diced Muenster cheese 1 1/2 cups peeled and coarsely chopped Gravenstein apples 1/3 cup cooked bacon, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl beat the eggs and the creme fraiche together. Stir in the cheese, apples, bacon, salt and pepper, nutmeg. Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pie crust and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue cooking 40-45 minutes. * * * * * Back in 1990 I copied this recipe by Mollie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill from The New York Times. It was suggested as a side dish for Thanksgiving but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearty enough to be enjoyed as a light entree with a salad, perhaps some buttered brown rice, and rustic bread. SAVORY BAKED APPLES 8 servings 1 medium-size onion, minced 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachio nuts 9 medium-size apples 2 cups apple cider

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet over a low flame, saute onion in butter for 5 minutes. Add pork and spices and cook slowly for 12 minutes. Stir in nuts. Peel, core and mince one apple; add to the meat mixture and remove from the flame. Core remaining apples and stuff with the pork mixture. Put stuffed apples in a shallow baking dish. Warm the cider and pour around the apples. Put apples in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove and, if serving later, cover the baking dish with foil. Apples can be reheated in a 350-degree oven for 5 minutes or served at room temperature. < Whet Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appetite at

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Fret-way to heaven Guitar Fest had the North Bay reverberating like never before... by G re g Cahill


f there is a heaven, it looks just like the Healdsburg Guitar Festival,” wrote guitar-buyer Henry Lowenstein in the 2005 edition of Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars. “The nation’s best luthiers get together to talk, play, and show the best of what they have to offer to the public. Every year they have the grand masters as well as fresh faces at the show. This is not only a great chance to meet the luthiers themselves and learn some really serious academic guitar-building theory, but also to make use of the numerous ‘quiet rooms,’ which allow you to actually play and compare these extraordinary instruments.” For three days last weekend, Aug. 9-11, the North Bay served as the center of the hand-fashioned acoustic-guitar universe. The biennial event kicked off last Thursday with an all-star-acoustic-guitar summit at the 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. The festival was founded in 1995 by the Luthiers Mercantile Int’l., a guitar-trade supplier based in Healdsburg. It moved in 2003 to Santa Rosa. This year’s event featured master classes on guitar-playing technique, workshops on building, product demos by the likes of Marin bassist and guitarist Bobby Vega, and concerts by Fairfax fingerstyle guitarist and Sleeping Lady Cafe showcase presenter Teja Gerken, among others. The festival drew thousands of guitar enthusiasts from all walks of life and from around the world—Marin actor Peter Coyote among them. But the stars of the expo were the more than 100 top guitar builders, including Eric Schoenberg, a guitar designer, acclaimed ragtime guitarist and proprietor of Schoenberg’s Guitars in Tiburon, a small shop nestled amid cafes, day spas and boutiques and just a stone’s throw from the bay. Like many contemporary guitar builders, Schoenberg was influenced by the artisan-crafts movement of the early 1970s as well as his own career as a musician. As one half of a duo that included his cousin Dave Laibman, the acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist recorded one of the first guitar-rag albums, Contemporary Ragtime Guitar, on the fabled Folkways label. Laibman is now a professor emeritus of economics at Brooklyn College and the editor of a Marxist quarterly. And Schoenberg is designing high-

end acoustic guitars and selling coveted Catalpa Street in Mill Valley. vintage Martins and Gibsons. Often, these custom instruments are Schoenberg also sells contemporary in- personalized with intricate custom neck struments made by some of his colleagues. inlays, of abalone or wood, or handThose modern etched heel caps—this wares are impressive, year, Ryan Thorell of to say the least— Cache Valley, Utah, they’re meticulously exhibited a guitar neck constructed, beautifulemblazoned with the ly ornamented and eximage of the comicquisitely crafted with book action hero the such exotic tonewoods Flash, and the softas wild cherry, African spoken Ohio guitar blackwood, Brazilmaker Tim McKnight ian rosewood, Cuban showed a custom mahogany, cocobolo, guitar decorated with Michael Chapdelaine played a prelude to the festival golden wheat stalks koa and Adirondack last week at the 142 Throckmorton ‘fingerstyle spruce. and a rosette of seeds guitar summit.’ Luthier Bruce circling the soundSexauer, of Petaluma, hole. a maker of flattop and archtop guitars, Many of these unassuming guitar-makas well as violins and basses, displayed ers honed their skills working as high-end a sweetly-voiced one-of-a-kind acoustic furniture-makers, cabinet-makers or in guitar built from a magnolia tree felled on the rigorously competitive yacht-building

trade, from Marblehead, Mass., to Puget Sound. McKnight built a guitar kit his wife had purchased and became intrigued with the craft—he now has four years worth of back orders and a waiting list. The average prices of these guitars run in the $7,000-$10,000 range, though some netted $80,000 and up. While premium acoustic guitars account for a small fraction of the overall annual sales of musical instruments, the innovations and attention to detail found on these hand crafted instruments help drive the quality of products sold in the commercial-guitar market. So, what does a slice of guitar heaven sound like? Schoenberg’s frequent in-store concerts offer a chance to hear some of these guitars played by world-class musicians— his intimate acoustic concerts are one of Marin’s best-kept secrets. < Strum a few chords with Greg at



All down the line North Bay actress takes center stage in ‘Fruitvale Station’ by David Te mpleton


here is a very powerful scene between Oscar Grant and his mom, when he’s at San Quentin,” says actress Marjorie CrumpShears, describing her favorite moments in Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed true-life film Fruitvale Station, about the last day in the life of BART Police shooting victim Oscar Grant III, on New Year’s Day of 2009. The film, shot on location in Oakland, shows both the good and bad sides of a young man whose death became the stuff of national debate. Critics have already predicted that the low-budget independent film, a huge hit on the film festival circuit, will likely earn Academy Awards for director Ryan Coogler and actress Octavia Spenser, who plays Oscar’s mother, Wanda. Crump-Shears, of Cotati, has not only seen the movie a time or two—she appears in it. In a number of key scenes, she portrays Grant’s grandmother Bonnie. Her connection with Fruitvale Station aside, Crump-Shears (credited as Marjorie Shears in the film) is most proud of director Coogler’s decision to show the truth of Grant’s life, from his aforemen-

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tioned stint in San Quentin to details of his final day, including his caring for a dog hit by a car. “It’s a movie that doesn’t sanitize or glamorize,” says Crump-Shears. “It stays true to the story.” Known primarily as a Bay Area stage actress, Crump-Shears says she was stunned when director Coogler offered her the part at her very first audition. “I was stunned,” she laughs. “I said, ‘Are you kidding? Really?’” Asked if working on a film about such a gut-wrenching event was emotionally demanding, Crump-Shears shakes her head. “For me it wasn’t really emotional,” she admits. “My main thoughts were just, ‘Please God, help me remember these lines!’ I’m a stage actor, so that mattered to me a lot. “On the set,” she says, “Ryan, the director, set the tone, and he had a great deal of respect for us, as actors. In my scenes, after each take he’d come up and quietly talk with me.” In one scene, where Oscar calls his grandmother on the phone to ask if there’s anything he can bring for his mother’s birthday party, Crump-Shears had her one and only scene all to herself. “It’s quite short,” she smiles, “but in shooting the scene, I had to pick up the phone and answer it. I did this for several times. And then Ryan came up and quietly said, ‘So... you know when you pick up the phone? You have to press the button that says talk!” She did remember to press the button after that. “There are so many little things that one has to think about,” she explains about making a movie, “things we kind of take for granted in everyday life. But I’d never answered a phone in front of a camera before,” she laughs, “with all of these people standing around looking!” On the whole, though, Crump-Shears says the experience of making Fruitvale Station was comfortable and exciting, partly because of the importance of the story, and part for the opportunity to act alongside Oscar-winner Octavia Spenser (The Help), whom she admits to initially being a bit star-struck by. Staying grounded in the story and the characters was made easier by the realism of the shoot, which took place in Oakland, near where the actual events occurred. “We were filming in an actual home, in Oakland, of the same style that Oscar’s

‘Fruitvale Station’ has earned generally positive reviews, though some critics have said it presents an unnecessarily soft image of the kid-loving, dog-rescuing Oakland youth, played by actor Michael B. Jordan.

grandmother really had,” she says. “So it all felt very natural.” While some critics have suggested that the film tries too hard to show Oscar Grant’s good side—the aforementioned dog-comforting scene seems to have gotten under the skin of a number of reviewers—others have praised the film for exactly that: taking a figure the world only knows through a few grainy cellphone videos, taken by other passengers at the moment of his death on that Oakland BART platform, and reminding us that he was more than the symbol pundits have made of him. He was a real man with crucial flaws and saving graces. “I think this movie is important for two major reasons,” Crump-Shears says. “Number one, it takes someone who was a victim, and shows him as a human being. And it opens up the public’s eyes about this young man, who, on his death, had such a lot of media play. But nobody talked about who he was, or where he came from. “The other reason I think it’s important,” she goes on, “is because far too many people in this country are not aware of what it’s like for young black and brown men. To walk down the street, not doing anything, from point A to point D, and not know if they are going to be stopped and harassed—and sometimes even shot— simply because they are black or brown.” One of the films strongest elements, she believes, is the one she had a small part in—establishing Grant’s relationship with the women in his life, including his grandmother, the matriarch whose unconditional love helped him want to become a better man. “Oscar also had a daughter that he

dearly loved,” she says, “and the morning he was killed, he only wanted to be there when she woke up in the morning, because he promised her. “But something happened on that BART train, and he was drawn into it. And everyone knows what happened next.” Even if the questions still exist as to exactly why. Was Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who shot him in the back while in custody, merely an inept employee who mistook his own gun for a Taser—which

Oscar Grant was shot by BART officer Johannes Mehserle on New Year’s Day 2009; the 22-year-old was lying face down at the Fruitvale station when Mehserle says he mistook his gun for a Taser.

was basically Mehserle’s own defense—or was he a racist meting out his own brand of hair-trigger vigilante justice? And after all of the attention given to this case, why do such incidents continue? “I’m hoping this movie generates people’s wanting to talk and find out what’s really going on here,” Crump-Shears says. “How many young men are we talking about? And what is being done to train public officials about racial profiling, and how to avoid that. “If this film can be a catalyst for that,” she says, “it will have more than served its purpose.” < Email David at


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M ovie summaries by Mat t hew St af ford The Butler (PG-13)

Despicable Me 2 (PG) Elysium (R)

Robin Williams IS Dwight D. Eisenhower in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Butler,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; opening this Friday. OThe Act of Killing (2:02) Chilling documentary in which members of Indonesiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1960s death squads proudly reenact their murders in the style of old Hollywood movies. O African Cats (1:29) Anthropomorphic Disney documentary looks at the lives and loves of some cuddly savanna-bred lions and cheetahs. O Blue Jasmine (1:38) Woody Allen dramedy considers the case of a tightly strung New York socialite restructuring her life in the wilds of Marin and S.F.; Cate Blanchett stars. O The Butler (2:06) Forest Whitaker stars as a White House butler with a backstage glimpse into the tumultuous 20th century; with Robin Williams as Ike, John Cusack as Nixon and Liev Schreiber as LBJ. ODespicable Me 2 (1:38) Gru returns just in time to take on a powerful supervillain; Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig vocalize. O Elysium (1:49) Fritz Lang-ish glimpse into the future (present?) about a luxury space station whose xenophobic inhabitants rule over a polluted, overpopulated Earth; Jodie Foster and Matt Damon star. OFruitvale Station (1:25) Gripping docudrama follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant before he was handcuffed and killed by a BART transit cop. OGrown Ups 2 (1:41) Rock, Sandler and Spade together again, grappling with fatherhood on the first day of summer vacation. OHannah Arendt (1:53) Biopic of the seminal German philosopher concerns her controversial coverage of the trail of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker; Barbara Sukowa stars. OHava Nagila (The Movie) (1:13) The classic Jewish folk ditty is the subject of this toe-tapping documentary; Harry Belafonte, Danny Kaye, Bob Dylan and Lena Horne (among others) offer their interpretations. OThe 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 In a Worldâ&#x20AC;Ś (1:33) Lake Bell directs and stars in the tale of a voice coach storming the all-male world of blockbuster-movie-trailer voiceovers. O Jobs (2:05) Fawning biopic of the man who helped create a society of lazy, oblivious, entitled egomaniacs.

OKick-Ass 2 (1:47) Novice teenage superheroes Hit Girl and Kick-Ass are back and all a-tangle with a foul-mouthed supervillain named The F%&Ë&#x2020;r. OParanoia (1:46) Tech billionaires Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford use hapless nerd Liam Hemsworth as a pawn in their bitter struggle to destroy each other. OPercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (1:46) The adventure-prone schoolboy is back, heading this time to the Bermuda Triangle to battle zombies (natch) for the Golden Fleece. OPlanes (1:32) Disney cartoon about a little airplane with a fear of heights who dreams of being a daredevil air racer. ORay Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (1:32) Documentary looks at the life and career of the stop-motion wizard through clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the likes of Ray Bradbury and Terry Gilliam. 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. OThe Smurfs 2 (1:42) Clumsy, Grouchy and the other aqua-hued cutie-pies return, searching Paris for Smurfette before she becomes a Naughty! OThe Spectacular Now (1:35) A hunky BMOC and a daydreamy sweet girl share an unexpected romance during their senior year of high school. OTurbo (1:36) Cartoon about a garden snail who pursues an unlikely dream to compete in the Indy 500. O Twenty Feet from Stardom (1:30) Pop musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest backup singers are the subject of Morgan Nevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toe-tapping documentary; Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and others pay tribute to their support systems. OUnfinished Song (1:33) Grumpy old Terence Stamp gets a new lease on life when he joins the local village choir; Vanessa Redgrave costars. OWeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the Millers (1:49) A makeshift suburban â&#x20AC;&#x153;familyâ&#x20AC;? (stripper, pot dealer, runaway, nerd) head to Mexico to scam and score; Jennifer Aniston stars. OThe Wolverine (2:09) Hugh Jackman stars as the lonesome comic-book hero, facing down a samurai warrior from his troubled past.

Fruitvale Station (R) Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) Hannah Arendt (Not Rated) Hava Nagila (The Movie) (Not Rated) The Heat (R) * In a Worldâ&#x20AC;Ś (R) * Jobs (PG-13)

* Kick-Ass 2 (R)

* Paranoia (PG-13) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG)

Planes (PG)

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

* Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (Not Rated) Rafael: Sun 7 (Oscar-winning special effects expert Dennis Muren in person) Rebels With a Cause (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri, Sun 4:15 (filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto in person) Sat, Mon-Thu 4:15 The Smurfs 2 (PG) Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:05, 1:45, 4:20, 7 * The Spectacular Now (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:40, 12:55, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:15, 7:40, 9, 10:15 Sun-Thu 11:40, 12:55, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:15, 7:40 Turbo (PG) Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:10, 2:40, 5:10 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Unfinished Song (PG-13) Lark: Fri 8 Sat 3:30, 8 Sun-Thu 7:30 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the Millers (R) Fairfax: Fri-Tue 1:15, 4:25, 7, 9:55 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:20, 8, 10:35 SatSun 11:45, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:35 Mon-Tue 7:15, 9:50 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:20 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 SunTue 4:30, 7:20 Rowland: 11:35, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:25 The Wolverine (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Tue 1:30, 7:05, 9:55

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Live music 08/16: Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs Blues, rock. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 08/16: Dore Coller and Bermudagrass Bluegrass, Americana. 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 08/16: Kimrea and Dreamdogs 6:30pm. No cover. Rickey’s Restaurant , 250 Entrada drive, Novato. 244-2665.

08/16: Maria Muldaur and the The Campbell Brothers “Spirit and the Blues.” 8pm. $28- 50. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9611. 08/16: Miles Schon Band Singer/songwriter. 8pm. $16. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 08/16: Nova Albion Indie pop, rock. 9pm. $10. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 08/16: Points North, Flanelhed 9pm. $7. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/16: Soul Satellites 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/16: Super Huey 9pm. $20-25. 843 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. 08/16: Wonderbread 5 80s rock. 8pm. $24. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Av.e , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 08/17: Annie Samson Band Blues rock. 8:30pm. $12. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219.

08/17: Appalachian Music: The Klines Michael and Carrie Kline, guitar and voice; Jon Pederson, fiddle. 8pm. $20. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 669-9872. 08/17: Blueshift Indie rock. 9pm. $10. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 08/17: Chrome Johnson 9:30pm. $10. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/17: Clash of the Titans Tour With the Alkaholiks, Cali Agent, Casual, Peach Street, Planet Asia. 9pm. $10-20. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/17: Gypsy Soul Americana, heartland rock country, blues. 8pm. $15 -20. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 08/17: Lady D Sings Jazz, soul. With Alex Markels, guitar; Blake Richardson, bass. 7pm. No cover. Rickey’s Restaurant, 250 Endrada, Novato. 497-2462. ladydandthetramps.

08/17: The Fall Risk featuring Jeff Pehrson S.F. based folk/rock band featuring Jeff Pehrson of Furthur, guitar and vocals; With Matt Twain, keyboards, vocals; Mark Abbott, drums; Sammy Johnston, organ, accordian, pedal steel; Mike Sugar , bass; Jeff Ballard, harmonicas, percussion; Rich Goldstein, guitars and Phil Savell, 22 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 16 - AUGUST 22, 2013

guitar. 9pm. $19. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 08/17: Rita Moreno LNVOH 10th anniversary benefit performance. 7pm. $50-100. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. 707-226-7372.

08/17: Sean Hannan Tribute: A Life in Song With Jerry Hannan, Kelly Peterson and friends. 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

08/18: Audrey Moira Shimkas Quartet Jazz, pop. 2pm. Free. Town Center Plaza, 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 847-8331.

08/18: Corte Madera Community Foundation Summer Concert Series: Bubba Taxi Pop, rock covers.5-6pm. Free. Menke Park, Redwood and Corte Madera Ave.s, Corte Madera. 302-1160. 08/18: Open Mic with Emma Lee 8:30pm. No cover. 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 868-1311. 08/18: Craig Corona Bluegrass, country. 11:30am. No cover. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 08/18: Eugene Huggins Band 9:30pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/18: MS Fundraising Concert Family friendly afternoon at Sweetwater for music and fun to support the cause Featuring music by Ellie Condello, Sydney DeVito Parks and The Ring 3pm. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. 08/18: Zulu Spear Barbecue on the Lawn show. Freddy Clarke opens. 4pm. $17-20. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219.

08/19: Open Mic with Austin DeLone 7:30pm. All ages. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mil Valley. 388-3850. 08/19: Open Mic with Billy D 9:30pm. No cover. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/19: Open Mic with Derek Smith 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

08/19: Opens Mic with Simon Costa 9:30pm, sign up begins at 8pm. All ages. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 08/20: Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwali Sufi devotional music. 7pm. $15-20. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. 08/20: The Honeybelles Jazz. 9pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 08/20: Open Mic For 21 and older. 8:30pm. No cover. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 474-2221. 08/20-21: Terrapin All Stars 8:30pm. No cover. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Way, San Rafael. 524-2773.

Out of the mouths of babes... Eight-year-old Ida says: “An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky, is an awesome movie about a girl who finds out that her school will not be having art this year. So Saige plans a plot to get her art program back. At the same time her grandmother breaks her wrist and leg. When Saige visits her at the hospital, she sees that the room is all beige without colors. Then she decides that to save the art My kid could paint that! program, she is going to have a day of beige where everybody wears just beige. But her last year’s best friend just found a new friend Dylan at music camp. Dylan starts to take over the whole day-of-beige thing. This movie has been directed by the makers of American Girl Magazine. The magazine is all about making girls be more happy in life and how to have fun with each other. Saige Paints the Sky is a movie which girls who like American Girl would prefer to watch. It is the seventh movie that American Girl Magazine has made. My favorite parts were when they went up in the hot air balloon and when they had their dance-off. This awesome movie has Sidney Fullmer playing Saige Copeland, Jane Seymour as Mimi, and Alana Gordillo as Gabi, Saige’s new best friend.”—Richard Gould 08/21: 80 Proof 8pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/21: Angeline Saris’ Gypsy Blues 9pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. 08/21: Hank Bigs and the Hardtops 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005.

08/21: Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 8pm. $22-27. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388.3850 .

08/21: Open Mic with Dennis Haneda 8pm. No cover. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200.

08/21: Sacred Songs from the Medicine Circle Devotional songs, chants and mantras from a mystical lineages including Sufi, Sanskrit, Hindu, Hebrew and South American shamanic traditions. 7:30pm. 15/20. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. 08/22: Extra Ordinary Astronauts 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 08/22: Keith Crossan Blues. 8pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 08/22: Lorin Rowan Trio Acoustic Americana. 6-9pm. No cover. The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 331-3232. 08/22: Maria Quiles & Rory Cloud 9pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182.

08/22: Truth and Salvage Co. with Wes Sheffield Country rock. 8pm. $12. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley . 388.3850.

08/23: Buck Nickels and Loose Change with Third Rail Country western and blues. 8pm. $12-15. Hopmonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 08/23: Chris Rowan Trio Acoustic. 6:309:30pm. No cover. The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 331-3232.

08/23: Fighting Smokey Joe, Lumanation 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.

08/23: Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers 8pm. $25. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Way, San Rafael. 524-2773.

08/23: Phil Berkowitz and the Dirty Cats Blues. With William Baty, piano. 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. 08/23: Reckless in Vegas With Michael Shapiro, vocals/guitar; Mario Cipollina, bass/vocals and Ryan Low, drums/vocals. 9pm. $15-17. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850 . 08/23:Sashamon, Alcyon Massive Reggae, Hawaiian. 9pm. $12. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091.


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08/20: Mark Pitta and Friends Standup. 8pm. $16-26. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 08/23: Mort Sahl Social satire. 8pm. $25-40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

World Series photography. 10:10am. Free. Depot Cafe and Book Shop, Main Plaza, Mill Valley. 707-799-1927.


Place, 125 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael. 472-1120. 08/17-18: The Cat in the Hat Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Directed by Erin Merritt. Originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. 10:30am and 12:30pm. $15-20. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5200. 08/17: End of Summer Bash With live music, food, activities. Grab a drum and join Rhythm Child in a drum circle with sing-along song. 4pm. Free. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3948. 08/17: Family Kite Festival 11am-5pm. Free. Main Post Lawn, S.F. Presdidio, 104 Montgomery St., S.F. 345-6800. 08/17: Sidewalk Chalk Art Day Help bring the Bay Area Discovery Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traveling art exhibit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Framed: Step into Art,â&#x20AC;? outdoors. Work solo or join a group. 9am. $11; Members and under 6 months free. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3948. 08/20: Run of the Salmon Learn about the migration of fish as they return to the wild. Find out where the problems are as we recreate the migratory path and the pitfalls they confront told from the perspective of the fish. 1:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871.

08/22-09/15: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By David LindsayAbaire. Directed by Tracy Young. 8pm Aug. 22-23. 388-5200. 08/23-24: CHILDHOOD: Revisited Featuring stories by David W. Berner, Colin Berry, Robert Frost, Barry Gifford, Zoe Griffith-Jones, others. Performed by Lorin Bell, Terry Kohlkey, Matt Maguire, Jennifer March. 8pm. $10. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville, Petaluma. 707-287-1766. Through 08/18: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Dixie Swim Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. 7:30pm Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat. $10-15. Ross Valley Players, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

Concerts 08/18: Concerts in the Plaza: Mill Valley Philharmonic, The Rusty Strings Express Presented by the Mill Valley Arts Commission. Program includes works by Sibelius, Dvorak, Strauss. 3pm. Free. Lytton Square, Downtown Mill Valley. 383-0930. 08/18: Singers Marin Joyful Noise â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motown in Marin.â&#x20AC;? 4pm . $10-15. Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Road, Tiburon. 383-3712. 08/19: Emily Elbert CD Release With cellist Rushad Eggleston and Sam Barry. 8pm. $12-14. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850 . 08/19: Fath Chamber Players With Phil and Josepha Fath and guest artists. 7:30pm. $10-20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Kids Events 08/16: Kamishibai: Japanese Story Time, Songs and Dance 11:30am. Jack and Jillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Play

Film 08/16: Film Night in the Park:â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Singletrack Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Documentary filmmakers Jacob and Isaac


Seigel-Boettner follow six Northern California high school students as they trek across Northern California during the 2012 NorCal League mountain biking race season. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. $10 donation requested. Proceeds benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and NorCal Cycling League. 8pm. Free. Creek Park, 400 / 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo.

08/17-18: Tiburon Art Festival Situated on historic Ark Row in downtown Tiburon. Local, American and International juried Artists display their talents in painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, jewelry, photography and mixed media. With live music, street painting, plein air exhibits, food and wine. 11am.-5pm. $5. Arc Row, Main St, Tiburon. 435-5633.

Through 08/19: Bay Blues Exhibition Landscape art featuring Marin artists Katy Kuhn, Cathy Coe and Paul Norwood. 10am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871.

08/20-09/30: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Finding Meaning in the Messâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibition Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, ocean debris turned in to sculptural art. 9am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. BayModelVisitorCenter.aspx. Through 08/23: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Transitionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mixed media group exhibition. Reception 5-8pm Aug. 9. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119.

Through 08/31: Marin Society of Artists Group Exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trends and Impressions.â&#x20AC;? 2-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 455-5260.


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08/17: Tom North at Book Passage, Corte Madera In â&#x20AC;&#x153;True North,â&#x20AC;? North gathers the courage to tell the true story about growing up in the real life Beardsley family made famous in the movie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yours, Mine and Ours,â&#x20AC;? starring Lucille Ball. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/19: Simon Critchley â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine .â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 08/22: Graham A. Rayman â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NYPD Tapes.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960.

08/23: J. Maarten Troost at Book Passage, Corte Madera â&#x20AC;&#x153;Headhunters on My Doorstep.â&#x20AC;? 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Community Events (Misc.) 08/16: Fire Safe Landscaping Marin Master Gardener, Katherine Randolph will discuss ways to landscape with fire safety in mind. Learn how to choose fire resistant plants and how to create a defensible space around your home. Noon. Free. Marin Civic Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 330, San Rafael. 473-6058. 08/17: China Camp Heritage Day 2013 With lion dancers, music, tai-chi demonstration, origami crafts, ranger led tours of the village and historical boats on display. 11:30am. Free. China Camp Village, 100 China Camp Village, San Rafael. 457-9018 . 08/17: Kent Island Restoration Team Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the unique ecosystem on Kent Island in Bolinas Lagoon. Space is limited. Please RSVP. 10am. Free. Kent Island in Bolinas Lagoon, Wharf Road, Olema. 473-3778. 08/17: Learn How to DJ Learn the fundamentals of digital and analog DJ mixing and broadcasting with Project Level and the DJs of KMEL. For ages 10 and up. Noon. Free. Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St., Sausalito. 332-6159. 08/17: Monthly Book Sale 9am-3pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292.

08/17: Stemple Creek Ranch Open House and BBQ Bring the kids, friends and neighbors for a tour of the Ranch, lunch and the beautiful scenery of West Marin. RSVP and ticket purchase required in advance. Directions and details upon RSVP. 11am. $10. Stemple Creek Ranch, Tomales. 883-8253.

08/18: Singer Spencer Day at Help Is On The Way Benefit Other performers include Jim Bailey, Carole Cook, Jason Brock, Lorette Devine, and others. 7:30pm. $65. Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyons St. , S.F. 08/18: Trekking the Model Join a ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 -2000. 2pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. 08/18: Trigger Point Sampler Class Introduction to points that are known to cause headache symptoms, often mimicking those of migraines, tension, and other forms of headache. Work is meaningful to both therapists and clients, it feels really good, and it is a great way to get an inside look at NHIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Massage Therapy Program. 6:30pm. Free. National Holistic Institute - Petaluma, 1397 Redwood Way, Petaluma. 707-639-4066 x110.

08/18: Women Own Your Power! Workshop Invest in becoming the person you know you can be. Pacific Sun readers get a special rate of $89 at this all-day workshop, lunch included. Your instructors/ facilitators are women leaders in information technology.Interactive workshop combines goal-setting techniques and the power of positive thinking with inner core work in meditation and mindfulness. 10am. $99. Marriott Courtyard Larkspur, 2500 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 295-4472.

08/19: Candidates Training and Dinner Marin Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Political Action Committee invites candidates for public office and future candidates to hear from experts in running campaigns; Pacific Sun Editor Jason Walsh on endorsements; and a candidate who shares firsthand experience on what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to run for office. 5:30pm. $35. The Club at McInnis Park, 350 Smith Ranch Road., San Rafael. 897-1224.

08/20: Brain Fitness: Keep Your Mind Fit for Life Tuesdays to Your Health. Hosted by Bradly Jacobs MD MPH Integrative Medicine specialist at Cavallo Point Lodge. In this workshop, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn specific therapies and lifestyle changes to optimize your mental performance as you age. 6:30pm. Healing Arts Center & Spa, Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 339-2692. cavallopoint/ 08/20: Full Moon Paddle and Campfire See the full moon rise from the seat of a kayak. After a paddling excursion, warm up next to a campfire and a cup of hot cocoa. Bring your own kayak and safety gear, dry clothes and a flashlight. Park entrance is free. 7pm. McNears Beach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael. 446-4423.

08/20: SafeWaterMarin: MMWD Board Meeting Petition Presentation Fluoride Free Water from Marin Municipal Water District is moving closer to reality. 7:30pm. Free. Marin Municipal Water District Building, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera. 488-4458.

08/21: Entrepreneursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cafe presents: Surf Your Wave of Life RSVP required. 5:30pm. Free. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115. 08/21: Rea Franjetic: Family Safari Rea Franjetic is a member of the International Ecotourism Society and president of San Francisco Travel Professionals. 6pm. $25. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960.

08/23: History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Join Ranger Bill to learn about the complexgoals and objectives of the USACE. 2pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. BayModelVisitorCenter.aspx. 08/23: The Five Gates of Grief Francis Weller, psychotherapist and auther of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Entering the Healing Groundâ&#x20AC;? will offer an evening talk on the ways grief touches our lives. 7pm. Free. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. <


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The Pacific Sun Media company has positions available. Multi-media Business Development Sales Representative

Join our multi-media company centrally-located in San Rafael. The Pacific Sun- Marin’s Best News Weekly- offers a fun, fast-paced & rewarding work environment, competitive salary with commission, PTO, medical & dental. As a full-time Business Development Advertising Account Executive, you will contact and work with local business owners to expand their brand identity and support their future success using marketing and advertising opportunities available through our 4 marketing platforms: print, online, email and social media. The ideal candidate is an organized & assertive self-starter who strives to meet sales goals, is money motivated, pays attention to detail, has strong verbal, written, persuasive, listening and other interpersonal skills and can provide exceptional customer service. Duties, Responsibilities & Skills include: • Has sales experience and understands the sales process is more than taking orders but that of relationship building • Can effectively sell to a wide cross-section of prospects that meet specific criteria while constantly canvassing competitive media and the market for new clients via cold calling • Can translate customer marketing objectives into creative and effective multi-media advertising campaigns • Ability to understand & interpret marketing data and to effectively overcome client objections • Experience with internet marketing and social media • Experience with classifieds • Understands the importance of meeting deadlines in an organized manner • Can manage and maintain client information via a database; is proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel • Ability to adapt objectives, sales approaches and behaviors in response to rapidly changing situations and to manage business in a deadline-driven environment • Must possess a valid CA driver’s license, proof of insurance Contact: The Publisher: Bob Heinen

seminars AND workshops RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES? Tired of endless relationship or marital challenges? Or single and sick of spending weekends and holidays alone? Join coed Intimacy Group, Single's Group or Women's Group to explore what’s blocking you from fulfillment in your relationships and life. Weekly, ongoing groups or 9-week groups starting the week of August 27, 2013. Mon, Tues, or Thurs evening. Space limited. Also, Individual and Couples sessions. Central San Rafael. For more information, call Renee Owen, LMFT#35255 at 415/453-8117.

Safe, successful MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS SUPPORT GROUPS meet every other week for women who have lost their mothers in childhood, adolescence or adulthood through death, separation, illness, or estrangement. In a supportive environment, women address and explore relevant issues in their lives, current and past, including the many consequence of mother loss with opportunities for healing and integrating the loss, self-empowerment, and successful coping strategies. Facilitated since 1997 by Colleen Russell, LMFT (MFC29249), CGP (41715), whose mother’s death in adolescence was a pivotal event in her life. Individual, Couple, and Family Sessions also available. Contact Colleen or 415-785-3513. WOMEN'S LIFE COACHING GROUP Get Unstuck. Find an honest life of freedom.

Create your own life map with group support. Turn your dreams into reality. Includes one hour personal coaching session per month. Meets three Sundays each month from 5-8pm. Pure foods meal provided. It’s going to change your life. Facilitated by Gwendolyn Grace CPCC. 415/686-6197. DEALING WITH A LOVED ONE'S ADDICTIONS - TUESDAY NIGHTS Dealing with a loved one's addiction is difficult for families, siblings, parents, partners and friends, who need support too. Get personal, individualized help coping and understanding feelings of anger, fear, loss, confusion and resentment. Questioning or blaming yourself or others isn't useful and, yes, the relationship you had may be changed forever. Get group and clinical support to best help yourself and the addict, while developing coping skills for the challenges, plus what to implement in a crisis. Addiction comes in many forms: substance, food, shopping, sex, gambling, internet and more - all disrupt lives. Group started Aug 6, new members are welcome. RELAPSE PREVENTION SUPPORT GROUP provides help with substance abuse, gaming, exercise, shopping, relationships (love & dependency) and alcohol addictions for persons wanting both clinical and group help to avoid relapse. Experienced addiction specialist psychotherapist leader. You don't have to deal with this alone. Both groups meet once a week, $40 per week, in Sausalito 1 block off 10, easy access & parking, handicap & public transportation. For information e:; web:; 415.215.5363; Sharon Valentino, Valentino Therapy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, CHT, MFT (MFC 51746). Individual sessions also available for individuals and couples addressing stress, anxiety, addictions, relationships, depression, PTSD, pain and more. To include your seminar or workshop, call 415/485-6700 x 303. 26 PACIFIC SUN AUGUST 16- AUGUST 22, 2013




FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132623 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BONAFIDE RIDAHZ CLOTHING, 735 SUNSET PKWY, NOVATO, CA 94947: YOHSUKE KASHIWAZAKI, 735 SUNSET PKWY, NOVATO, CA 94947. 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 JULY 15, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132610 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CONSULTING CFO, 864 MONTECILLO RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: RAYMOND J FROST JR., 864 MONTECILLO RD., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 12, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132549 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PROMPTBOX4U; PRBOX4U, 345 ORANGE BLOSSOM LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: PROMPTBOX INTERNATIONAL LLC, 345 ORANGE BLOSSOM LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. 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 JULY 5, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132667 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN HEALTH NUTS, 49 SHELL ROAD SUITE A, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: LYDIA PULLER, 49 SHELL ROAD SUITE A, 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(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132642 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as INTERNAL FIRE PILATES, 457

MILLER AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: SHARON LEE GALLAGHER RIVERA, 38 ELIZABETH WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JULY 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JULY 17, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132652 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MFELGEN, 51 JOSEPH CT., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MARK FELGEN, 1016 GRAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on AUGUST 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 17, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132498 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EL FAROLITO #9, 1017 4THH ST., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TAQUERIAS EL FAROLITO INC., 2779 MISSION ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on NOVEMBER 11, 2011. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on JUNE 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: JULY 26; AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132678 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as CREST CONSTRUCTION; WESTGARD LIGHT; M LIGHT, 434 ESTADO WAY, NOVATO, CA 94945: TOM YGLESIAS, 434 ESTADO WAY, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JANUARY 1, 1990. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 22, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132696 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as HINES CONTEMPORARY FINE ART, 327 LOCUST ST. #4, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: HINES, 327 LOCUST ST. #4, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant

has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 23, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132725 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE GREAT WESTERN AYR ROUNDUP, 100 SUNNYSIDE AVE., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: LLOYD MAX LICHER/ ASSOCIATION OF YMCA RETIREES OF THE UNITED STATES INC., 100 SUNNYSIDE AVE., CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132739 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ENRIQUE'S GOURMET BITES, 1053 5TH ST., NOVATO, CA 94945: ENRIQUE GOMEZ-PEREZ, 1053 5TH ST., 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 30, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132777 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WINESHOP AT HOME ARTISAN WINES, 1682 NOVATO BLVD, SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947: AWDIRECT Inc., 1682 NOVATO BLVD, SUITE 151, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JANUARY 9, 2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUGUST 6, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132671 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MARIN CLEANING SERVICES: 3330 KERNER BLVD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: NORMA AGUIRRE, 3330 KERNER BLVD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132806 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as NGUYEN'S RECYCLING: 9 CHARLOTTE DR. #1, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: HAI THANH NGUYEN & PHA THIKIM NGUYEN, 9 CHARLOTTE DR. #1, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUG 8, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132606 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SHAMSAPOUR CONSULTING GROUP: 151 PROFESSIONAL CENTER PARKWAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: HAMID SHAMSAPOUR & NEJLA SHAMSAPOUR, 151 PROFESSIONAL CENTER PARKWAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 12, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132817 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as THE TREE OF LIFE ACUPUNCTURE: 712 D STREET, SUITE K, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MELISSA R BERG, 712 D STREET, SUITE K, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUG 9, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132729 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MILI: 77 THROCKMORTON AVE., MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MADJISTAR, INC., 748 EUCALYPTUS AVE, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on APRIL 1, 2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on JULY 29, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 2013)

OTHER NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PHILLIP D. GREEN. Case No. PR-1303110. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PHILLIP D. GREEN, PHILLIP GREEN, PHIL GREEN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CHRISTINE GREEN in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHRISTINE GREEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 at 8:30AM. in Dept: H, Room: H, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before

the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of the notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: PETER J. BASSING, 100 SMITH RANCH ROAD SUITE 122, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-1979. (415) 258-9987. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1303177. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner EMIKO CONRAD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: EMIKO CONRAD to EMIKO FURUSHO. 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: SEPTEMBER 16, 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: JULY 29 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. Requests Subcontractors/Supplier Scope of Work by: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Project: Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit District (SMART CP-4); Bid Due: September 16, 2013 Lead Estimator: Eric VanHemert We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and request sub-bids from all contractors and suppliers including Minority, Women, Disadvantaged, Disabled Veterans and Emerging Small Business Enterprises for the following areas of work: Crane/pile equipment rental, traffic control, temporary barriers, hauling, erosion and sediment control, aggregate supply, rebar, formwork supply, concrete pumping, concrete supply/accessories, concrete sawing/coring, precast concrete, lumber & building material supplier, fire protection, pavement markings, illumination, trackwork materials/install, fence, water treatment, drilled shaft, asphalt paving, curb & gutter, survey, vibration monitoring, steel fabrication, electrical, painting, flooring, carpentry, drywall, temporary utility and power, structural steel, framing, masonry, glass, roofing, siding, plumbing, heating and airconditioning, mechanical supply/install, misc metals, steel building supply/erect. Documents are available on PCL’s Connects site projects/P0011786/Bid%20Documents/ Forms/AllItems.aspx Username: EXTERNAL/ SMART, Password (case sensitive): Work4fun These documents are also available at PCL’s office in ISSAQUAH, WA. To Quote - Please Fax: 425-394-4296 or Email: Us Back by 9/4! Thank You

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1303099. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CASSANDRA MARIE BRADLEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SAMANTHA ALICE HUTTON to SAMANTHA BRADLEY. 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: SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: JULY 29 2013 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1303187. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MEGGIN LASATER; EDWARD DICKEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CLAIRE FRANCES DICKEY to CLAIRE FRANCES LASATER. 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: SEPTEMBER 9, 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: JULY 29, 2013 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1303209. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHRYN VICTORIA REISINGER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: OLIVIA VICTORIA REISINGER NICCUM to OLIVIA VICTORIA REISINGER-NICCUM . 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: OCTOBER 2, 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: JULY 31, 2013 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013)

››ADViCE GODDESS® by Amy Alkon


I’ve been on three dates with a gorgeous, funny, kind and successful woman. Two weeks ago, we met for drinks with a group of my friends, and a guy in our crowd who’s in the habit of saying crass things showed up. He ended up insulting her by making a rude, totally vulgar sexual remark about her. He was trying to be funny, but I could see she was offended. I was so taken aback that I didn’t say anything. Shortly afterward, she said that she had to leave. I walked her out and apologized for him, and I have since apologized by email and in three voicemails. I’ve tried to set up another date so I can apologize in person, but she keeps getting off the phone really quickly. Would sending flowers to her work be appreciated or seem creepy? —Friend’s Foot in My Mouth


Life sometimes presents you with a chance to show a woman what you’re made of, like when some creep aggressively disrespects her in your presence. Your response—staring into your beer—told this woman a lot about you, like that you’re the sort of boyfriend who would take her camping and, upon hearing a bear crashing through the woods, tuck a hot dog in her pocket and shove her out of the tent. If your initial response wasn’t enough to make her never want to see you again, you probably sealed your romantic doom by taking immediate inaction in the wake of your inaction. Sure, you did say you were sorry...and email her that you were sorry and leave her multiple voicemails saying that you were sorry and then flap your lips some more and try to ask her out to say you’re sorry in person. Unfortunately, there’s a difference between a meaningful apology and regret-flavored borderline stalking. Sending flowers—immediately—might have been wise, as a number of studies find that people are more likely to be forgiven, even for serious transgressions, if their apology is accompanied by a gift, which says that they value the person they hurt enough to invest in repairing the relationship. But no amount of flora will solve what I suspect is the real problem here: She probably now sees you as a passive wimp who responds to even a minor challenge by folding like a sheet of typing paper. (If you have a favorite blood sport, it’s probably crocheting.) You didn’t have to challenge the guy to a parking lot duel. You just needed to say something — perhaps just a stern, “Dude, you’re really out of line.” Even women who can defend themselves just fine want a man who’ll stand up for them. Being a stand-up guy comes not out of memorizing a list of the right things to do but from becoming a person who can’t help but do them. This, in turn, comes out of personal standards for courage, generosity, fairness and integrity. Of course, in order to assert these standards, you’ll need self-respect. If that’s a problem area for you, pick up The Assertiveness Workbook, by Dr. Randy J. Paterson, and No More Mr. Nice Guy, by Dr. Robert Glover. Put in a year manning up, and if happy hour again becomes insulting hour, you’ll take action—and it won’t be scurrying to the nearest florist to ask, “Excuse me, but which color roses say ‘I’m a man who will rise to the occasion instead of hiding under the table’?”


I’m an accomplished, caring, sensitive and funny guy. I do well talking to women in social situations where I’ve had time to warm up. I’m not great at approaching women on the street. How can I increase my street-side “swagger”? —Need Game


The stride itself—that wide-legged rolling gait—isn’t hard to adopt. Just pop a sleeping gerbil in your underwear. But you’re probably talking about the street meaning of swagger: self-assured cool. That’s a way of being that you can’t just throw on like a sweatshirt. Guys who try to put it on usually end up coming off cartoonishly cocky. Sometimes what’s most endearing about people are the small ways they aren’t totally put together, especially if they’re gutsy enough to put themselves out there, flaws and all. So maybe talk to compelling women you see on the street—a tough audience for any guy—but do it as you, not with your best imitation of Jay-Z. And accept that your natural hunting ground is probably your local coffeehouse, where you won’t have to charm a woman before the light changes and she won’t immediately suspect that what you’re really saying is, “Hi, I’m a purse snatcher, and I was wondering if I could distract you with some small talk while I root around for your wallet.” < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Email or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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