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››LETTERS We hope he’s not our presenter when we get a Pulitzer... Congratulations, illegal mountain bikers. You won! In an all but pre-approved open space road and trail management plan, you have won big, an aggressively pushed small minority and illegitimate agenda, completely revamping 40 years of limiting bikes to dirt fire protection roads on open space preserves. Three days before approving the Marin County Open Space District Road and Trail Management Plan DEIR for release on Oct. 1, this plan was completed secretly by county staff after holding just enough tightly controlled workshops to pretend at adequate public processing. Only the plan’s environmental impacts will be released for public review and comment. On Oct. 1, it will be approved with little in the way of real public process or review and without the support of a majority of Marin citizens and taxpayers. This secret, hidden million-dollar plan was scheduled, cancelled and rescheduled because it conflicted with the political comfort level of being previously scheduled too close to the injurious biker/equestrian mishap on Indian Tree open space preserve last month [“Can’t We All Just Get Along?” July 26]. But you’ve won, big time. This plan, during a recession, at huge public implementation costs, rewards 30 years of insurgent, illegal, anti-social and environmentally damaging bicycling, both legal and illegal riding. Congratulations. Your tactics and success should inform any pseudo-group which manufactures an illegitimate agenda and has it embraced whole-heartedly by county leadership with no accounting for public costs.

Recreational bulldozing, off-road skateboarding and similar activists should be heartened by this success. Why pay for one’s own environmentally damaging activities when you can get it done at huge unaccounted-for costs on the public’s dime? With a big political smile to boot. Even during a deep economic recession. Only in Marin? Even in Marin. Randall Knox, San Rafael

Silk purse out of a sow’s ear [In response to Concerned Gardener in Larkspur’s letter taking Dirt Diva Annie Spiegelman to task for suggesting readers steal succulents from neighbors and local parks]: Beware all you anarchists, freeloaders and plant robbers—GET OFF MY LAWN! If I find any of you eco-thieves casing out my drought-tolerant, native front yard looking to steal and resell my Pig’s Ear succulent (Cotyledon orbiculata) or Kitten Paws (Cotyledon tomentosa) I’m gonna sit you down on my Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) until you know the difference between tongue-in-cheek humor and factbased journalism. Go ahead. Make my day. Annie Spiegelman, succulent maniac, Novato

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If you can remember KTIM, you weren’t really there...

Ever since your article on KTIM Radio [“The Spirit of Radio” July 5] came out, I’ve been trying to find my KTIM poster I acquired what seems like years ago. Well, I found it and thought you might want to share the pics with Sun readers. With all the letters the article stimulated I didn’t see this poster included in any of the correspondence. Although it’s dated 1993 (“This incredible work of art is by Chas Fleischman 1993!”— lower righthand corner of poster), seems to me I obtained the poster way before then— must just be my ’70’s mind kickin’ in! By the way, anyone recall the lack of seven-second transmission delay on KTIM’s phone-in “Flea Market”? Some pretty weird folks calling in and offers put out live! Only in Marin! Anyway, enjoy the pics. The poster sure brings back memories of KTIM, KSAN and a better time in Marin to me! Matt Poore, San Rafael

attacks Israel, with the purpose of replacing the Jewish State with Islamic “Palestine.” In other words, by attacking Syria, Mr. Obama is participating in jihad. In the process, he helps eliminate Israel, but without having to do anything directly. In fact, he can even make it appear that he has nothing to do with it, while continuing to pretend to support Israel (taqiyya!). It also brings Salaam to this country, because while we’re not all Muslim yet, we are no longer considered the enemies of Islam (Dar al-Harb). As I said, BRILLIANT. Dyanne Meersand, Marin

There goes his Evite...

It’s typical of Cal Trans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, throwing themselves an elitist, by-invitation-only party to celebrate the new Bay Bridge. These are the same fools who helped drive up the costs from $1.6 billion to $6.4 billion and delayed the construction all these years. Notice that the public who paid for the bridge and the rank-and-file workers who built it were not invited. Alex Easton-Brown, United Taxpayers, Lagunitas

The filth and the fury

Chas Fleischman illustrated the above KTIM poster; he is better known for outraging ‘Pacific Sun’ readers throughout the ‘70s with his weekly ‘Dag’s Bag’ comic.

Dar she blows...

I think I figured out why President Obama wants to attack Syria. It’s actually brilliant! According to my Muslim Indian friend, in countries where there is infighting amongst warring Muslim factions and tribes, the only way to keep a lid on the violence is to have a heavy-handed dictator who eliminates the troublemakers. Mr. Obama may be a lot of things, but he’s not stupid and he knows that! If he brings us into Syria, it is on behalf of those who want to keep the country under Islamic law. The Syrians, along with the Iraqis, Lebanese and others have already said that if the U.S. attacks them, the retaliation will be against Israel. That wouldn’t make sense, unless you understand it in the context of Dar Al Islam. If we go into Syria, we are doing it as defenders of Islam, but it appears to the world (or so Mr. Obama thinks) that we’re “humanitarians.” In the process, the Muslim world

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embers of the Marin Telecommunications joint powers agency can no longer kick the Media Center can down the road. The Media Center is asking the Telecommunications Agency (MTA) to transfer some of the franchise fee collected from Comcast, AT&T and Horizon (mostly from Comcast) to the Media Center to bridge a funding gap that everyone knew was coming. The need for bridge funding is the result of a contract settlement between Comcast and the agency, whose members include the county and all cities in Marin except Novato, which has its own agreement with Comcast. The timeline leading up to the need for an infusion of funds for the Media Center goes back to 2006, when the Telecommunications Agency board voted unanimously to approve a new franchise agreement with Comcast, ending six years of negotiations involving three companies. TCI had cable service in Marin at the start of the negotiations; then AT&T moved in and took over for TCI; then Comcast took over for AT&T, which has since re-entered the local market. Rumblings of changes in telecommunication laws were coming from the nation’s capital as well as Sacramento, spurring the MTA to sign a deal with Comcast before federal and state law could eviscerate the authority of local telecommunication agencies. The deal the MTA board struck, among other things, required Comcast, which serves about 62,000 Marin customers, to put up $3.1 million to get the Media Center out of the starting gate. The cable company agreed to front the money in exchange for a stipulation that it would add a 49-cent fee onto customers’ bills to recoup that money during the 10-year term of the franchise contract. Shortly after the agency and Comcast inked an agreement, the state Legislature passed the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act (DIVCA). Telecommunication companies in the state had lobbied heavily to get the bill passed because it imposed a statewide franchise and reduced local control. Previously, local government entities, like the Marin Telecommunications Agency, could strike their own deals. Telecommunications companies had to get approvals from each local entity across the state, and each local entity could mandate different requirements, and each contract could set different fees and rates. Under DIVCA, a telecommunications 6 Pa cific Sun SEPT EMBER 6 - SEPT EMBER 12, 2013

company applies to the state Public Utilities Commission for a franchise agreement that allows the company to provide video service. One of the requirements in that franchise contract is a 1 percent fee collected from a telecommunications company’s gross revenues to help fund PEG programming—that stands for “public, education, government,” but most people call it public-access television. In 1984, a House Commerce Committee released a report that stated, “Public access channels are often the video equivalent of the speaker’s soap box or the electronic parallel to the printed pamphlet. They provide groups and individuals who generally have not had access to the electronic media with the opportunity to become sources of information in the electronic marketplace.” Although that was written before the explosion of the Internet and social media, it’s still true, say PEG supporters The $3.1 million that Comcast agreed to front as part of the franchise agreement went toward Media Center equipment and operating expenses. When the MTA decided to go with the new DIVCA state franchise, PEG proponents hoped the 1 percent PEG fee stipulated in the state franchise agreement would flow to the Media Center. Comcast saw it differently. The company said the state franchise agreement didn’t obligate it to give the telecommunications agency a full 1 percent of gross revenues. Comcast and the MTA settled the dispute. The company would pay half of the 1 percent fee until it recovers its front money. Along with half of 1 percent for PEG, Comcast transfers 5 percent of its gross revues to the MTA. The state franchise fee stipulates that amount, which isn’t in dispute. The 5 percent, which goes to members of the MTA, gets distributed according to the size of the revenue Comcast brings in from each jurisdiction. The county and San Rafael bring in most of the franchise fee money. Comcast will continue using half of the 1 percent PEG fee to recoup its front money until the 2016-17 fiscal year, when all the money should be returned to the corporation, depending on actual gross revenues. At that time the PEG fee passed on to the telecommunications agency will increase to the full 1 percent stipulated in the state franchise agreement. The Media Center can’t wait that long. “We’ve been straight with the MTA every year in our reports and annual plans,” says Michael Eisenmenger, executive 8>

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Ninth Circuit puts fork in oysters? Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s plea to halt the closing of its mariculture operation appears dead in the water—as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld an earlier district court decision that would ostensibly force the farm to honor the lapse of its lease and shut down. The Inverness-based oyster farm is in the middle of a lawsuit to reverse then-Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s 2012 decision not to renew Drakes’ operating lease on National Park land. Drakes Bay’s appeal to the Ninth Circuit was simply to allow it to stay open while its lawsuit is pending—a request previously denied by a U.S. District Court last F ebruary. Drakes Bay owner Kevin Lunny has argued that if the court upholds a deadline to end operations, it puts an impossible burden on his family business—even if they eventually prevail in their lawsuit against the National Park System. In its ruling affirming the district court decision, Judge Margaret McKeown wrote that Drakes Bay was not likely to succeed in making its case that Secretary Salazar had “violated constitutional, statutory, regulatory, or other legal mandates or restrictions.” Drakes Bay “failed to raise a serious question about the Secretary’s decision,” McKeown summarized. Drakes-owner Kevin Lunny and his family purchased the former Johnson’s Oyster F arm in 2005, when seven years remained on the 1972 “special use” permit, which allowed the oyster operation to stay on the National Park land for a maximum of 40 years. But the Lunnys, along with many supporters in the area, had hoped to persuade the Department of the Interior to continue the lease for another 10 years, an option created through an appropriations bill by Sen. Dianne F einstein, a vocal supporter of Drake’s Bay Oysters. But, continued Judge McKeown, “Congress authorized, but did not require, the Secretary to extend the permit. Congress left the decision to grant or deny an extension to the Secretary’s discretion, without imposing any mandatory considerations. The Secretary clearly understood he was authorized to issue the permit; he did not misinterpret the scope of his discretion.” She also noted that when Drakes Bay purchased the property in 2005, it did so with “eyes wide open” to the fact that the permit it inherited from Johnson’s Oyster F arm was set to expire seven years later. The dissenting vote on the Ninth Circuit was from Judge Paul Watford who, according to the ruling, believes Drakes Bay is likely to prevail in its claim that Salazar’s decision was “arbitrary, capricious, or otherwise not in accordance with the law.”Watford “would hold that injunctive relief preserving the status quo should have been granted.” The court’s decision will be officially finalized in 45 days. Meanwhile, the Lunny’s announced Wednesday they plan to file a petition requesting that their case be reheard in front of a full 11-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit.—Jason Walsh Supes to take on ‘housing element’ The County of Marin may be laying out the “Welcome” mat soon for better affordable housing opportunities—as the Board of Supervisors is set to consider an update to the County “housing element” in its general plan. The supes will review the state-mandated update at its Sept. 10 meeting. The county, as well as Marin’s 11 municipalities, have struggled to find common ground with some residents who are unhappy with the state-mandated requirements to set aside more living space for lower-income families. Housing elements are reviewed by the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development—and if a county or town falls short of compliance they 9 > may lose eligibility for state grant funds.


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1. In the early days of Marin County, agricultural products such as potatoes, grains, seafood and dairy products were shipped from Marin warehouses to San Francisco from what two shipping ports on the Marin County coast?

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2. Under the category “how soon we forget”—what movie from 2012 won the most recent Academy Award as best picture?

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3. The Brits call this common board game draughts; what do the Yanks call it?

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5. Name the disease or condition possessed by the main characters in each of these films 5a. Marlee Matlin in Children of a Lesser God 5b. Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets 5c. Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot 6. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck was born and raised in what country? (He came to the U.S. in 1973 at age 24.) 7. Name these famous animals:

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8. What city along the Mediterranean Sea was named in 1866, in honor of then-reigning prince, Charles III, who granted a charter allowing the construction of a casino there in 1861? 9. The names of what two vehicles—one speedy, the other fairly slow—are palindromes (can be spelled the same forward or backward)? 10. In 1945, the Allies, winners of World War II, held a conference to decide the partition of Germany, in what ancient city on the Black Sea? BONUS QUESTION: “What is the best innovation for travelers (airline, automobile, ...) in the last 20 years?” was asked in a recent survey by the California State Automobile Association. Voted # 2 was luggage with wheels. What were #1 and #3 on the list? Howard Rachelson invites you to a live team trivia contest at the Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and it’s free. Also, if you have any great questions, send them along to howard1@triviacafe.com, and if we use your question we’ll give you credit. www.triviacafe.com.

VResidents of the Dominican  neighborhood in San Rafael recently broke a case wide open for police. With burglaries on the rise during the past few months, concerned neighbors began e-mail and social media alerts about the issue. Last week, their electronic community watch paid off. Neighbors networked about a stranger going behind a home on Mountain View Avenue. No one grabbed a weapon and approached the suspicious man. Instead, they called the police and heeded instructions to wait for the authorities. Within minutes, Philip Daniel Ercolini, 28, of San Rafael was arrested without incident and police believe that he may be responsible for a rash of recent break-ins. A huge hurrah to the Dominican community for their effective and unique crime-busting technique.

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“No. I’ve never thought about it. Anyway, you charge by the hour, so the more time you spend with me, the more you make.” “You know I’m not charging you, Nikki,” he sighs. Yet another thing I hate about remodeling. Money details. Corian countertops will be $3,000 less than Caesarstone. I pick Corian. The woman at the store mentions that Corian looks like plastic. I choose Caesarstone. I look at the estimate again. As Oscar Levant said, “Once I make up my mind, I’m full of indecision.” It’s not just the money either. I select natural maple cabinets to lighten my dark kitchen. The cabinetmaker points out that maple turns yellow or pink over time. I change to thermafoil. My friend tells me that her thermafoil cabinets blistered. I choose...nothing. I beg Rick to shop for finishes with me and he agrees reluctantly. We drive to the Italics tile showroom in San Rafael, where the salespeople greet my dog and me by name when we walk in. The pooch and I practically live here, trying to decide on bathroom flooring, backsplashes and fireplace tiles. It’s a great store with one huge drawback—they have too many tiles. Why torture clients with options? Evan, my patient salesperson, and Rick put together beautiful combinations. “Pick,” Rick instructs. “What if I’m wrong?” I ask. Evan and Rick exchange knowing glances. “Sometimes clients can’t make a decision and we recommend a professional,” Evan says gently. Oy. Even the tile sales guy thinks I should see a shrink. Where are my Ativan? “Belinda’s a finish and color specialist. I think you’d enjoy working with her,” Evan explains. “Do you think she can help someone as far gone as me?” I ask. “I’m sure of it,” he replies. We schedule an appointment with the expert for early next week. Rick beams as we leave and holds my hand on the way to the car. “Belinda will take care of everything,” he says in a reassuring tone. I take a deep breath and visualize the planets of my life aligned once again. <

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f you’re an indecisive, unmarried woman, I urge you not to undertake a complete remodel of your only home and single largest investment. Should you decline to follow my advice, because you know I’m almost always wrong, I understand. Just please don’t entrust your architect, who also happens to be your beau, with the remodel design. Otherwise, you deserve the masochist moniker. In hindsight, hiring Rick, my on again/off again boyfriend of a decade, was a bad idea. He’s an extremely talented architect. I’m an extremely challenging client. We’re halfway through the project and he thinks about quitting every hour or so. Though he’s disturbed by my total lack of spatial acuity, it’s my inability to make decisions that terrifies him. I have finally driven that Zen Japanese architect to contemplate taping shut the mouth of this neurotic Jewess. Disharmony could be avoided if he’d listen to me. He claims he tries, but concludes that our conversations are circular. Circular, shmircular. All I know is that my dishwasher isn’t on the same wall as my sink. Whoever heard of that? Granted, it will be in the same place that it was before the demolition, but aren’t you supposed to improve the layout in a remodel? “Can we put the dishwasher to the right of the sink?” I ask. “No, because you won’t be able to open the door,” Rick responds. “It will hit your refrigerator.” “What if we move the sink over to the right and put the dishwasher on the left?” “Same thing,” he answers. “Only the dishwasher door will hit the stove handle. You have a small kitchen.” “OK,” I say. “Let’s put the stove and cook top on the peninsula.” “You need ventilation over the stove and you can’t install a hood there.” “I’ll open the window,” I declare. “In the winter?” “The obvious solution is what I suggested to begin with,” I say. “Leave the sink where it is and put the dishwasher on the right of the sink.” If he had hair, he’d pull it out. “Do you ever wonder why your one bedroom condo takes more of my time than the multi-million dollar conference center I’m working on?” he asks.

4. The world’s first chair ski lift opened in 1936 at what U.S. ski resort?

WThe light on Bridgeway at Harbor Drive was green, giving the cyclist heading north the right of way. Surprisingly, she screeched to a halt and her bike jutted into the intersection, which impeded the car on her left from turning right. There she sat, rapidly pushing buttons on her iPhone. The motorist could toss a rock and hit Mollie Stone’s, only he couldn’t drive there. The light turned red. The cyclist continued to text. The light turned green. The patient driver rolled down his window, politely requesting that she move. She pushed his side mirror in, extended her middle finger at him, moved further into the intersection and stopped again, now blocking him and cars on Harbor. Another class act by a crass cyclist.—Nikki Silverstein

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In 2013-14 the MTA would contribute $90,000 from its franchise fee to the Media Center. In the following two years the contributions would be $290,000. And in 2016-17 the contribution would be $90,000. Even with the bridge funding, the Media Center would need to dip into its reserves to make it into 2018. The Media Center already is operating on a tight budget with minimal staff and has been unable to grow, despite a reputation of being a superlative facility with excellent programming. During the next four years, says Eisenmenger, the Media Center will need to replace about $700,000 in equipment. That’s the normal replacement rate. The Media Center has a current reserve of about $980,000. Even with the bridge funding, the reserve would drop to that critical $500,000 mark in 2017-18 before it would increase thanks to the full 1-percent PEG fee—if the telecommunications agency passes the whole amount to the Media Center. The MTA can do whatever it wants with the funds. The MTA board agreed to go back to their respective cities and to the county with a proposition that calls for a contribution of $660,000, less than Bagnoli and Eisenmenger say they would like to see. The debate over the amount needed for bridge funding and whether MTA members will come up with the funds are part of negotiations to renew what’s called the designated access provider agreement between the MTA and the Media Center. Larry Bragman is the Fairfax councilman who represents his city on the MTA board. He and Bagnoli question what they say is a move on the board to alter the way board members will vote on the bridge funding. According to the MTA bylaws, a proposal needs to garner the vote of six members to gain approval. But for the bridge funding issue, the board seems ready to call for a vote that would add another hurdle: a collective vote from members who receive 75 percent of the franchise fee. The assumption is that the arrangement would prevent smaller entities, such as Fairfax, from wielding an unbalanced power over the larger entities, like San Rafael and the county. That effectively means the county and San Rafael must vote to authorize the bridge funds or the proposal dies. The intricacies of federal and state telecommunications laws and the downright confusing funding roadmap easily can overwhelm a core issue about the importance of public-access programming. The Marin Telecommunications Agency and the Media Center are “essentially partners in the benefits” that should result in a healthy Media Center, says Bragman. The Media Center “is the embodiment of the MTA’s mission to create and support and fulfill community needs.” By virtually every measure, he adds, the Media Center “is exceeding” all of the responsibilities with which the MTA has entrusted it.


trification,” says Bragman. “It’s like it has turned on a light in Fairfax.” The Media Center is training a generation of youth to gain electronic skills to navigate a new information terrain and gain experience valuable for dispersing information and enriching communities in the next century. That’s no small contribution. But wait. There’s more. Cable casting local government bodies is an important contribution to reinvigorating an informed electorate. Meetings are there for all to see if they choose to turn on the TV. “I know of no

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ou may not have heard of They are holding out for a moratorium. Mainstreet Moms or 350Marin, Proponents believe it is better than no but you will feel the heat, and action. SB4, authored by state Senasoon. The Moms, along with 350.org and tor Fran Pavley (D, Ventura County), its associated nonprofits, are tangling requires oil companies to obtain a permit with big oil companies to ban fracking in for fracking and notify nearby property California. owners in advance. Some environmentalYou don’t know from fracking? ists support it because it would entail a Fracking allows oil companies study of fracking’s risks. Organizato free oil from sand and shale tions like Credo and MoveOn. far below the earth’s surface by org want a moratorium. by using huge amounts of water, * * * * * jo anne sand and chemicals (often undisclosed), which becomes Although fractivists WiLLiAMS “dirty water” and virtually Christin Anderson, 65, and unusable again. In a seriously Lisa Whitaker, 52, of Wooddry agricultural state it’s contenacre, were not among those who tious. It has also become a nationstarted Mainstreet Moms: Organize wide and worldwide issue. Britain is in or Bust (MMOB) in 2004 to get out the a furor over fracking, according to New vote, they became active when the group York Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen moved on to environmental issues like (Aug. 27). this one. The state of New York has placed “The MMOB started as a kitchen table a moratorium on fracking pending group [in Bolinas], writing personal letresearch into environmental and health ters to get out the vote to educate people effects, and Marin’s Board of Superviand encourage them to participate in our sors recently passed a resolution that democracy,” Whitaker said. Whitaker has endorsed a moratorium in California. a bachelor’s degree in geology and AnThat vote two weeks ago set an example derson has a master’s degree in environfor other communities to take a stand, mental science and one in exercise and supporters say. health science. Controversial Senate Bill 4 (SB4) goes Now a nonprofit ith an environmento the Assembly appropriations hearing tal issue roiling their state, the 40-memthis week. Opponents consider it a weak ber Mainstreet Moms has taken on Big Oil to forbid hydraulic fracturing as a bill that will do little to stop fracking. 10 Pa cific Sun september 6 - september 12, 2013

way to siphon oil from deep under California soil. Oil companies are salivating to dig into the Monterey shale deposits (and an estimated 15.4 million barrels of oil) that run at uneven depths from Salinas to Kern County. “There are 10 counties in California where fracking is already going on,” Anderson said, and wastewater dumping could damage valuable aquifers and a large part of the nation’s food supply. Damage to wildlife has already been measured in Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, according to research by the Center for Biological Diversity. Fish kills have been associated with the contamination of streams, creeks This map highlights the Monterey Shale petroleum deposits that 350Maand wetlands by fracking fluid rin’s Ken Jones says ‘Big Oil is going after.’ The ‘tight’ deposits most ripe the secret fracking formula that for fracking, says Jones, are mostly in the Central Valley—but the shale stretches north of the Bay Area, and the oil companies are keeping mum each oil company uses. about their long-range plans. Added Whitaker, “Our government is not taking the long view. California’s agriculture, GHG reduction goals in AB32 [the 2006 water resources and our air are extremely Global Warming Solutions Act, which valuable assets that we can’t live without. aims to bring California’s greenhouse gas Fracking will shift the focus away from emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020]. reducing fossil fuel consumption and We need to start acting like our children moving to renewable energy and allow matter,” she said. more CO2, methane, VOC and radiation “As California residents,” said Anderpollution, keeping us from meeting the


It was at the Dos Cuadras oil fields that on Jan. 25, 1969, a blowout on the sea floor below Platform A, above, sent about 100,000 barrels of crude lapping up on the beaches of Santa Barbara—leading to California’s ban on offshore oil drilling. It was recently revealed, however, that offshore operators have fracked wells in the Santa Barbara Channel more than a dozen times since the 1990s.

son, “we need to become aware of where our food comes from and the danger fracking could cause to our Salinas Valley. Some 1,750 square miles of California could be subject to fracking.” * * * * * The life of fracking wells by some estimates is only about two years. But, wonder environmentalists, once the wells go dry and the operators abandon them—what happens to the brown fi lds left behind? “There is no regulation of fracking because of the ‘Halliburton loophole,’” Anderson said. “When Cheney was vice president he persuaded President Bush to exempt fracking from most environmental regulation. It’s a quick ‘boom and bust’ operation. Get the oil and leave the wells behind.” Ken Jones, of Greenbrae, a retired family therapist, is leading the Stop Fracking Committee of nonprofit 350 arin, an active group with many other committees, which he helped get started recently with other concerned citizens in the county. He not only opposes fracking, but its horrific si ling: acidizing. “Oil companies are experimenting with various amounts of hydrochloric and hydroflu ric acid in the fracturing fluids an incredibly toxic combination, to kill any life and eat away at the shale rock with bits of very dirty oil in it. It can break down the steel in the well casings and migrate into the aquifers. Refining this di ty oil here in California and then burning it as gasoline, somewhere, will lead to very

serious climate chaos,” he said. 350Marin is one of the originators of the Californians Against Fracking’s “No Fracking Way” movement, which urges its supporters to call Governor Brown’s offi e every Monday to tell him to ban or place a moratorium on fracking in California—as has been done in New York, Maryland, Vermont and many countries. This is just one of many actions planned to try to get the governor to see that residents and voters do not want big oil to use California to experiment on with these new types of an already terrible, old method of getting to the dirtiest oil on the planet, Jones said. Marc Levine, the District 10 Assemblyman representing Marin and Sonoma in the state legislature, supports SB4 and says that, if it passes, “outside of states that have a moratorium... this may be the strongest law in the nation to deal with [fracking].” Levine’s own fracking bill, AB288, which would have required fracking operators to attain “written approval” from the state oil and gas supervisor before any hydraulic fracturing could commence, failed to pass the Assembly in May. If SB4 gets enough votes to pass in the Legislature, the governor will have until Oct. 15 to sign the bill. Before then he will be hounded by the more than 100 groups in Californians Against Fracking, including Food and Water Watch, Global Exchange, the Center for Biological Diversity, all the 350 Bay Area groups, and, of course, Mainstreet Moms. Representatives of the innovation-oriented nonprofit Bioneers also encourage communities to ban fracking. Fracking is occurring nationwide, with North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Utah sitting atop particularly alluring underground deposits. Ranchers supplying grass-fed beef to stores like Whole Foods are alarmed because so much of the energy industry’s holdings on private lands are unregulated. Fracking on public land requires scrutiny through the National Environmental Policy Act, and protests and lawsuits are used to hold up drilling, according to an article in the July-August issue of Sierra, the Sierra Club magazine (www.sierraclub.org/habitat). Internationally, protests are active in Romania and Poland, but San Ramon’s Chevron is hoping fracking will take hold

Revolution 350 Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity. We are now at CO2 400 and rising. (For more on this, visit 350.org.) In addition to fig ting fracking, 350.org and Mainstreet Moms are against the Keystone pipeline extension and are trying to free the nation from fossil fuels. For more information log on to www.350bayarea.org/bay, which has many satellite groups, not only in Marin but in Berkeley, Silicon Valley, Sonoma, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Also see www.foodandwaterwatch.org. or call (415) 293-9915 in San Francisco, and www.BiologicalDiversity.org.

Frack-communicado According to a new analysis conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, when it comes to hydraulic fracturing—Americans are pretty oblivious. In its report, “Fracking in the American Mind: Americans’ Views on Hydraulic Fracturing in September, 2012,” project officials ound that, “surprisingly, Americans have limited familiarity with this issue, and fewer than half of American adults have developed an opinion in support or in opposition to it.” The minority that has an opinion about fracking is more or less evenly split in support or in opposition to it, says Yale Project Director Anthony Leiserowitz. Among the report’s “key finding ” are: ▼ Support/opposition to hydraulic fracturing varies by gender, age, politic party, geographic region, and familiarity with the issue. In general, respondents who are female, younger, and liberal are more opposed. Those who are male, older, and conservative are more supportive. ▼ Americans who support hydraulic fracturing associate it with economic and energy supply impacts. Opponents, however, associate it with environmental impacts. in Russia “to enhance energy security in Europe,” according to a Chevron spokesman. In California, wastewater dumping could damage valuable aquifers and a large part of the nation’s food supply. Jones is working closely with Food & Water Watch, which tracks the latest local measures against hydraulic fracturing, to prevent or stop it. As a health educator of sorts, Anderson keeps her Mainstreet Moms focus

by wearing a silver necklace shaped like another important natural resource— though this one isn’t a fossil fuel deep within the earth’s crust. The necklace is made into the molecular structure of serotonin, that mystery monoamine neurotransmitter that regulates mood, appetite, sleep, muscle contraction and some cognitive functions. “I don’t take serotonin to keep calm,” she said. “I just like to be reminded of it.” Y

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bakery cafes. They prepare and serve on site devilishly tasty pastries, soups, sandwiches and salads; always aiming to source its ingredients locally and organically (audience goes total bonkers...). The Rustic Bakery, on Grant Street in downtown Novato, is a simple 10-minute walk from my home, so I’m a regular there. I’m also a frequent sightseer at Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden. I often stop by to visit and chat it up with the farm crew, gathering trusted tidbits of sage horticultural advice. I then take their expert, unbeatable propagation tips and apply them at the organic gardens located at Novato High and Marin Oaks High School, two pet projects of mine. And of course, who do you think takes all the credit for the thriving school gardens? Yup, that’s how I roll . . . The miraculous 5.8 acres of certified organic demonstration farm and garden at Indian Valley College is supervised by Henry Wallace and coordinated by Amy Ridout. I asked them how the partnership between farm and restaurant came to be. “We were just getting established and our first crops were coming out of the field. Owners Carol LeValley and her husband, Josh Harris, came walking by and stopped to ask a few questions,” says Wallace. “On multiple occasions they’d stop by and rave about how incredibly tasty the produce was that they had purchased the week before. They started buying our lettuce and eventually other crops. It hasn’t been completely smooth, but this is truly a leaning-on-thefence-talk kind of relationship.” LeValley, an ex-fashion designer and patternmaker, agrees. “We buy as much produce as we can depending on the supply the farm has available. We use it at all of the cafes and would like to get more,” says LeValley. “The College is not as dependable as a commercial grower since their supply is limited. That said, it really is the best lettuce we get and it is always my preferred source. It takes a little more effort to order from them, but it’s worth it. I believe that buying and eating organic foods is the best thing you can do as an individual for our planet.” The orders change depending on what the college has growing in the field. Orders can be a pound of chives a week, a pound of rosemary, up to 12 cases of lettuce a week

or 10 pounds of zucchini, plus mixed small batches of produce or various cut flowers. This partnership sounds like a perfect marriage but I was left wondering—what’s the dirt behind the dirt? I asked the farmers to name some of the practical challenges of farm-to-restaurant relationships. Wallace advises farmers to know the scale and potential of both the farm and the restaurant. “It is important to not try and service a restaurant that does more volume than you can provide on a regular basis, and not one too small that they just won’t need what you can provide,” says Wallace. “Things to look for are business owners that are good to communicate with, show appreciation, and also have a willingness and ability to adapt—chefs that look for and understand some seasonality for their menu.” He also recommends having contingency plans. “Peoples’ minds change, menus change, the world changes. Farming is an intimate relationship between people and the land, and one should be prepared for that.” Ridout says another challenge is for farmers to stay on top of their succession planting so they consistently have the quantity of produce the restaurant is looking for. Lastly, they both believe the quality of the produce is of utmost importance. “You have to be very discerning about what produce you send to restaurants. The quality needs to be superb,” says Rideout. “Talk with the chef about the stage of maturity that they want on particular crops so you know how to harvest what they are ordering.” How does anyone who once toiled in the superficial, temperamental fashion industry open a batch of locally sourced and happy, health-conscious cafes that have quickly amassed a loyal core of repeat customers willing to sometimes wait outside the bakery door in anticipation of their morning cup of jo’? “I ran the production department for our fashion company when Josh and I worked together on our own (fashion) line,” says LeValley. “All of my experience in fashion design has helped me in operating the bakeries and the cafes. The fashion industry prepares you for anything! You learn to think fast on your feet while running.” Y Pick Annie’s petals at thedirtdiva@earthlink.net.


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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood and a team of similarly grizzled actors star as a team of retired astronauts pressed back into service on an emergency space mission. They do prove that the old fliers still have some skills, but they also leave the turn signal on for 50,000 miles. (2000) AMC. 5pm. Montezuma It turns out he had nothing to do with that raging bout of dysentery you brought home from Cancun. His revenge was a lot of bad van art. KWED PBS. 9pm. SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Naked and Afraid In the latest survival show, a couple is dropped into a wild locale with nothing but their wits and a fuzzy pixilated dots that hover over their genitals but do nothing for the mosquitoes. Discovery Channel. 7pm. The Last Emperor Pu Yi was made emperor of China at the age of 3, unlike most world leaders, who merely act like 3-year-olds. (1987) PBS KQED. 8pm. SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 North by Northwest Cary Grant plays a New York advertising executive who is mistakenly targeted by a band of spies. Not only does he have to escape, he has to find sponsorship and build a marketing campaign focused on the key spy demographic. (1959) Turner Classic Movies. 7pm. The Ninth Gate Johnny Depp plays a book dealer who finds a book that can summon Satan. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a copy of the script for The Lone Ranger in the appendix. (1999) The Movie Channel. 9:35pm. MONDAY, SEPT. 9 Extreme Cougar Wives Marathon Watch all six hours and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wake up with sore abs from the Pilates and a bill for Botox. The Learning Channel. 8pm. Teen Mom 3 Prom can be expensive enough without having to budget for a babysitter. MTV. 10pm. TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 So You Think You Can Dance? The winner is chosen tonight, only

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he North Bay’s suddenly blossoming field of performance venues has sprouted yet another flower. The Ruth Finley Person Theater, the main concert hall at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, has reopened after an extensive three-month, $2.8 million renovation. It’s the latest addition to a list of new or revamped North Bay music venues that includes the Sweetwater Music Hall, Terrapin Crossroads, the Fenix, the Green Music Center and the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato. On Aug. 16, R&B great Patti LaBelle christened the freshly appointed Ruth Finley Person Theater, which now sports new seating, staging, sound equipment, and backstage areas. The upgrades mark the first phase of an ambitious $10 million project to renovate the 31-year-old arts-and-events center. “We’re looking ahead with great excitement to the next 30 years,” says Sherry Swayne, chair of the center’s board of directors. “The ‘Bridge to the Future’ project is a result of ongoing visioning and strategicplanning processes begun by the board in 2007. As our programming and audiences have grown over the past 31 years, this renovation is the next logical step in our evolution.” The project is led by Berkeley-based ELS Architecture and Design, whose work at the center began with the 2010 renovation of the Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby, and whose past theatrical projects include the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, San Jose’s California Theatre, and the Roda Theatre at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Key improvements include removal of two piano storage barns on either side of the stage, which obstructed as many as 120 seats from seeing a full view of performances; the addition of eight feet of ceiling space above the stage, allowing productions to more easily accommodate scenic and technical elements; and alterations to the balcony soffits and railings, which have improved sightlines and sound quality. In addition, many technical elements have been replaced: new speakers, processors and digital-sound mixing boards have been installed; and stage-and-house lighting has been upgraded. Upcoming shows include the Beach Boys (Sept. 7), Bryan Adams (Oct. 17), Vince Gill (Oct. 30), Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson (Nov. 2), Buddy Guy (Nov. 8) and Natalie Cole (Nov. 24). Meanwhile, former Wells Fargo Center for the Arts booking agent Rick Bartalini is continuing his busy roster of shows at the Marin Center. His upcoming productions in-

clude Canadian folk legend Gordon Lightfoot (Oct. 5), Marin blues guitarist and Grammywinning pop singer Bonnie Raitt (Oct. 9) and British-rock sensations the Moody Blues (Oct. 24). Also, at the Marin Center, look for lots of surprises from the Marin Symphony as the organization kicks off its 61st season. On Sept. 15, the symphony presents its first-ever Waterfront Pops Concert overlooking the center’s lagoon. The pops concert will feature John Williams classic movie soundtracks played live by the orchestra. Audience members are invited to bring a picnic, their own chairs, family and friends—and an appreciation for symphonic music in the great outdoors. Another first for the symphony will be the Oct. 6 West Coast premiere of the National Young Composers Challenge Composium. The high-energy concert will feature new works by competition winners—top young composers from all over the country—and is being billed as part master class, part competition, and part live recording session. ✹

There comes a time when every grand dame of the North Bay goes in for a facelift, and the Ruth Finley Person Theater’s moment had come.

SPIN OF THE WEEK Nothing Can Hurt Me by Big Star (Omnivore) Big Star enjoyed a meteoric career. Led by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, the Lennon and McCartney of underground pop, this short-lived 1970s Memphis-based foursome enjoyed an association with Stax Records at that soul label’s peak, and a distribution deal with Columbia Records. That didn’t last long. Nor did the personal relationship between Chilton, who had been a teen star as the lead singer of the Boxtops (which sold four million copies of the Dan Penn- composed single “The Letter”), and the troubled Bell, who wilted in Chilton’s shadow. But the band’s three albums influenced R.E.M., the Replacements, Mitch Easter, Primal Scream and countless other indie acts. This CD is the soundtrack to a terrific new documentary on this cult band (available on DVD and On Demand) and features alternate mixes of “September Gurls,” “I Am the Cosmos” and other obscure Big Star gems.—GC

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F R I D A Y S eptember 6 — T H U R S D A Y S eptember 1 2 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d Austenland (1:36) Jane Austen-obsessed singleton Keri Russell goes to a totally Austen English resort to search for her own personal Mr. Darcy. l 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. l 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. l Closed Circuit (1:36) Barristers Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall find themselves in the middle of a lethal MI6 cover-up when they defend a suspected terrorist during a high-profile London trial. l Despicable Me 2 (1:38) Gru returns just in time to take on a powerful supervillain; Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig vocalize. l 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. l The Family (1:51) Mob comedy stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as rambunctious husband-and-wife snitches trying (unsuccessfully) to settle into a quiet new life in rural France under the Witness Protection Program. l Getaway (1:37) Racecar legend Ethan Hawke takes the wheel one last time when his wife is kidnapped by bad guy Jon Voight; Selena Gomez is along for the ride. l Good Will Hunting (2:06) Slacker savant Matt Damon learns to embrace his inner genius when psychologist Robin Williams takes him under his wing; Minnie Driver and Ben Affleck costar. l The Grandmaster (2:10) Wong Kar Wai’s action epic stars Tony Leung as Ip Man, the legendary kung fu master of China’s turbulent post-dynastic era. l In a World… (1:33) Lake Bell directs and stars in the tale of a voice coach storming the all-male world of blockbuster-movie-trailer voiceovers. l Insidious (1:42) Typical American family moves into typical American home complete with typical American bloodthirsty poltergeist. l Insidious: Chapter 2 (1:45) Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey are back and still bothered and bewildered by a bewitching, bloodthirsty spook. l Instructions Not Included (1:55) An Acapulco playboy finds himself raising a (surprise!) newborn daughter and making it as a Hollywood stuntman to boot. l Monsters University (1:42) Prequel tells the story of Sullivan’s and Wazowski’s college days and how they became BFFs; Billy Crystal and John Goodman vocalize. l The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2:10) Urban fantasy thriller about a cadre of Manhattan-based vampires, warlocks and werewolves and the “shadowhunters” who take them on. l National Theatre London: The Audience (2:15) Peter Morgan’s new play imagines the weekly conversations Elizabeth II has had with every PM from Churchill to Cameron during the 60 years of her reign; Helen Mirren revisits her Oscar-winning role as the Queen. l

One Direction: This Is Us (1:32) Get up close and personal with Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis as they hit the road, make music and chat with their fervid fans. l Passion (1:38) Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as ruthless power brokers grappling for dominance in the (literally?) cutthroat world of corporate advertising; Brian DePalma directs. l The Patience Stone (1:38) An Afghani woman is finally able to express her feelings and desires after her husband returns home from war, comatose and unconsciously empathetic. l Percy 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. l Planes (1:32) Disney cartoon about a little airplane with a fear of heights who dreams of being a daredevil air racer. l Riddick (1:59) “Pitch Black” sequel finds escaped con Vin Diesel marooned on a sunscorched planet with mercenaries, aliens and other distractions to contend with. l Rifftrax Live: Star Troopers (2:00) The popcorn-scarfing wiseguys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on Paul Verhoeven’s campy, sneakily subversive Denise Richards-Casper Van Dien sci-fi epic. l The Smurfs 2 (1:42) Clumsy, Grouchy and the other aqua-hued cutie-pies return, searching Paris for Smurfette before she becomes a Naughty! l Some Like It Hot (1:59) Jazz Age musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon escape the Mob by posing as members of an all-girl band, but ukulele player Marilyn Monroe makes the gender confusion even more confusing; Billy Wilder directs. l The Spectacular Now (1:35) A hunky BMOC and a daydreamy sweet girl share an unexpected romance during their senior year of high school. l Therese (1:50) Francois Mauriac’s Jazz Age novel hits the big screen with Audrey Tatou as the bored, itchy wife of an arrogant provincial aristocrat. l This Is the End (1:47) The friendship of six real-life pallies (Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco) is severely tested when they’re trapped together in the same house during a global apocalypse. l Twenty Feet from Stardom (1:30) Pop music’s greatest backup singers are the subject of Morgan Neville’s toe-tapping documentary; Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and others pay tribute to their support systems. l The Way Way Back (1:43) A teen’s dismal summer vacation takes an unexpected turn when he strikes up a friendship with the manager of a local water park. l We’re the Millers (1:49) A makeshift suburban “family” (stripper, pot dealer, runaway, nerd) head to Mexico to scam and score; Jennifer Aniston stars. l The World’s End (1:49) Five middle-aged chums journey back to a fabled English pub to re-create their epic bender of two decades ago. l You’re Next (1:34) A tranquil family reunion is rudely interrupted by a gang of crazed axewielding killers.

k New Movies This Week

Blue Jasmine (PG-13)

The Butler (PG-13)

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Closed Circuit (R) Despicable Me 2 (PG) Elysium (R) * The Family (R) Getaway (PG-13) * Good Will Hunting (R) Insidious (PG-13) * Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Instructions Not Included (PG-13) Monsters University (G) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) National Theatre London: The Audience (Not Rated) One Direction: This Is Us (PG)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:20 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4, 6:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5, 7:30, 10:05 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:05 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:15 Playhouse: Fri 4:15, 7:20, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7:20 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7:20 Rowland: 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:50, 6:55, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:50, 6:55 Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:30 Marin: Fri 4, 7, 10 Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 Northgate: 11:40, 1:25, 2:40, 5:40, 7:10, 8:40 Wed 11:40, 2:40, 5:40, 8:40 Playhouse: Fri 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Sun 1, 3:50, 6:40 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:40 Rowland: 12:45, 3:55, 7, 10:05 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:20, 3:50, 6:45, 9:15 Sun-Thu 1:20, 3:50, 6:45 Northgate: 12, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Lark: Fri 6 Sat 3:30, 6 Sun 2:30 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 2, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Sun-Thu 2, 4:30, 7:20 Northgate: FriTue, Thu 11:35, 2:20, 5:05, 7:50, 10:30 Rowland: 11:20, 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Fairfax: Thu 8 Northgate: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:35, 9:50 Wed 7:35, 9:50 Rowland: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:35 Lark: Tue 7:30 Northgate: Thu 7 Northgate: Thu 10 Northgate: 10:45, 1:35, 4:25, 7:15, 10:05 Northgate: 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:25, 10 Thu 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:25 Northgate: 12:45, 3:55, 6:55 Thu 12:45, 3:55

Lark: Thu 7:30 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:25, 7:45, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:45, 10:15 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:40 Northgate: 1:45; 3D showtimes at 11:20, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Rowland: 12:20; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 10 Passion (R) Rafael: Fri 4:45, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Mon-Thu 7, 9:15 Northgate: 1:50, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 11:05, 4:30, 9:40 Wed 7:05; 3D Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) showtime at 9:40 Planes (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:10 Sun-Wed 1:40, 4:15, 6:50 Thu 1:40, 4:15 Northgate: 10:50, 3:30, 8:10; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 5:50 Thu 8:10 Rowland: 11:50, 4:45, 7:05; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 9:30 * Riddick (R) Cinema: Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 10 Northgate: 10:45, 1:40, 4:35, 7:40, 10:25 Rowland: 11:15, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 Regency: Thu 7:30 Rifftrax Live: Star Troopers (R) Northgate: 11:55, 2:35, 5:15 The Smurfs 2 (PG) * Some Like It Hot (Not Rated) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 The Spectacular Now (R) Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:30, 9:55 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:30 Playhouse: Fri 4, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:15, 4, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:15, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 * Therese (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9 This Is the End (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 9:55 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:30 The Way Way Back (R) Lark: Fri-Sat 8:30 Sun, Mon, Wed 5, 7:30 Tue, Thu 5 Marin: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7:15 Northgate: Fri-Tue, Thu 10:55, 4:40, 10:10 We’re the Millers (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Mon-Thu 7, 9:35 Northgate: 11:25, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 Wed 7:40, 10:20 Rowland: 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20 The World’s End (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:25, 7, 9:55 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:25, 7 Northgate: 11:30, 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:30 Thu 7:45, 10:30 You’re Next (R) Northgate: 7:55, 10:15

Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ screens under the stars in Mill Valley’s Old Mill Park Friday at 8pm. Donations appreciated; candy, popcorn and soda pop available for purchase. Info: 272-2756 or filmnight.org.

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules. CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 | CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 | Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 | Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 | Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 | Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon • 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael • 454-1222 | Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda • 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264 September 6- September 12, 2013 Pa ci fic Sun 17


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F R I D AY S E P T E M B E R 6 — F R I D AY S E P T E M B E R 1 3 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar

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

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

Live music 09/06: Alvon Johnson: Birthday Blues Bash 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com/music. 09/06: Culann’s Hounds 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. perisbar.com

09/06: Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs

Blues. 8pm. $21-40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. throckmortontheatre.org 09/06: David Grier Fingerstyle guitar. 8pm $2025. Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon. 789-0846. om28.com.

09/06: Funkanauts, Cathy Cothen & Elliotts Evil Plan Blues, funk. 9pm. No cover.

19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com

09/06: Grayson Capps with Lansdale Station Rock. With Judge and Lauren Murphy, Dave

Zirbel, James Preston and Paul Olguin. 9pm. $17. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com.

09/06: James Nash and Bobby Vega

9:30pm. All ages. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 09/06: Key Lime Pie Classic rock, soul, pop. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitoseahorse.com. 09/06: The Machiavelvets CD release performance for “Mach 1: Space Jazz Valhalla.” 5pm. No cover. Novato HopMonk Beer Garden, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 717-3070. hopmonk.com/novato. 09/06: Reckless in Vegas Blues, folk, rock. 9pm. $10. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 09/06: Richard Bean and Sapo Rock. 9pm. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 226-0262. georgesnightclub.com 09/07: Honeydust Rock. 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. perisbar.com

09/07: Mark Karan and the Terrapin All Stars Rock. 8:30pm. No cover. Terrapin Cross-

roads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net.

09/07: Soulgrass with Bill Evans, Steve Kimock and Tim Carbone Jeff Pevar Original

Americana, bluegrass, rock. 9pm. $23. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 09/07: Lonesome Locomotive Alt, indie rock. 9pm. $8. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 09/07: Ray Obiedo and Mistura Fina Latin jazz, funk and Brazilian rhythms. 8 and 10pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com/music.

09/08: Bread and Roses/Ritter Center Benefit Blues brunch and artisan cocktails and

will benefit Bread and Roses and the Ritter Center. 10am. $50. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com/music.

09/08: Open Mic with Austin DeLone

7:30pm. All ages. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mil Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 18 PACIFIC SUN SEPTEMBER 6- SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

09/08: Robert Walter’s 20th Congress with The Heavy Guilt Jazz-funk keyboardist. 8pm.

$17. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388.3850. swmh.com.

09/08: Valley Family Jam Fest featuring The Rock Collection and Tom Finch Group With Lebo, Melvin Seals, Greg Anton, Stu Allen, Jason Crosby and Robin Sylvester. 5pm. $20-25. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 450-0110. sgvcc.org.

09/09: Open Mic with Austin DeLone

7:30pm. All ages. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall , 19 Corte Madera, Mil Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 09/09: Open Mic with Billy D 9:30pm. No cover. Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. perisbar.com 09/09: Open Mic with Derek Smith 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com

09/09: Opens Mic with Simon Costa

9:30pm, sign up begins at 8pm. All ages. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com.

09/10: American Jubilee with Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band Rock. 8:30pm.

No cover. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net.

09/10: Floating Records Presents : A Home in Haiti Benefit Benefit for the Jacmel Children

Center, a home and school in Haiti built by people living in Marin County. The concert features classic soul and rock from The Objections and Dredgetown. 8pm. $32. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388.3850. swmh.com. 09/10: Judy Hall Jazz Opens Mic 7pm. All ages. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 09/10: Open Mic For 21 and older. 8:30pm. No cover. No Name Bar, 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 474-2221.

Michael Shannon cometh No one can brood better than Michael Shannon, and if 2011’s Take Shelter hasn’t already convinced you of the actor’s fearsome talent then The Iceman, bigger and badder and new to shelves this week, certainly will. Shannon plays real-life hitman Richard Kuklinski, responsible for over a hundred contract killings for the mafia, who worked for years while being a caring husband and father to wife Deborah Michael Shannon chills audiences with his perfor(Winona Ryder) and two daughters in mance in ‘The Iceman.’ their elmed New Jersey suburb. Director Ariel Vromen moved heaven and earth to get Shannon for the part, years before he became an indie icon (the bonus tracks make great viewing here), and it’s clear to see why: Shannon fairly radiates with Kuklinski’s violence, calm and creepy and polite to a fault yet ready to explode any time. A drifter who fell into syndicate work doing sound mixes for pornos, Richard is a non-hacker in life, debilitated by the bottled-up darkness inside him. But that all changes when ambitious mob boss Roy DeMeo (Ray Liotta) figures out just what it is that makes Kuklinski different: The missing spark of compassion—and self-preservation—in the eyes, a perfect missing ingredient for an assassin. All concerned turn in great work here, especially Ryder, whose character is in many ways the hardest to fathom. How could she not know?—Richard Gould

Comedy 09/10: Mark Pitta and Friends Standup. 8pm. $16-26. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org.

09/13: S.F. Stand Up Comedy Competition 8:30pm. $25. Showcase Theater, Marin Civic Center, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. marincenter.org.

Theater 09/12-10/13: ‘Chapter Two’ By Neil Simon. 7:30pm Thurs 12; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

09/11: Pro Blues Jam: Otis Redding Night rossvalleyplayers.com. Local talent and special guests will be invited Through 09/15: ‘Good People’ By David to join in during the second set. 8 and 10pm. $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com/music.

Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Tracy Young. See website for performance schedule. Marin Theatre 09/11: Tab Benoit with the Kris Lager Band Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5200. marintheatre.org. Blues, rock. 8pm. All ages. $22. Sweetwater Through 09/29: ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera, Mil Valley. 388Presented by the Marin Shakespeare Company. 3850. swmh.com. 8pm Sept. 6-8, Sept. 13. Forest Meadows Amphi09/11: Teja Gerken with Mark Goldenberg and Joe Gore Fingerstyle guitar summit. theatre, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. 9:30pm. All ages. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, marinshakespeare.org. Through 09/29: ‘A Comedy of Errors’ PreFairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. sented by the Marin Shakespeare Company. 4pm 09/11: Tom Finch Trio Acoustic Americana, rock. 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Sept. 8; 11am Sept. 13. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. ironspringspub.com 09/11: Open Mic with Dennis Haneda 8pm. marinshakespeare.org. No cover. Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 09/12: Derek Evans Soul singer. Jazz. 8pm. 09/06: First Friday: Karl Kronin and the Z $10. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. Quartet S.F. based singer and composer known fenixlive.com/music. 09/12: The Grain with Corey Tyler and Saf- for a unique blend of indie-folk and chamber music. This performance, he teams up with the Z fell 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway, 17 Broadway, quartet to celebrate global folklore and the wonders Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com

Concerts

of nature through performance. 7pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 3. millvalleylibrary.org.

Art 09/08-11/04: Street Light: The Urban Impressionism of Lawrence Kushner Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is best known as the author of 18 books, a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the Scholar-inResidence at Congregation Emanu-El of S.F. This is his first solo exhibition of oil paintings, Opening reception to meet the artist, learn about his process, and enjoy complementary treats and live music by Jef Labes, former pianist for Van Morrison, from 4-5:30pm. Sept. 8. Free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000. marinjcc.org/kushner. 09/12: Annual Fall Juried Exhibition Juried by Andrea Schwartz. Features artwork in all media in Falkirk’s spacious galleries. 5:30pm. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. falkirkculturalcenter.org.

Through 09/30: ‘Finding Meaning in the Mess’ Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, exhi-

bition of ocean debris turned in to sculptural art. 9am. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 332-3871. spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/BayModelVisitorCenter.aspx.

Through 10/06: Fall National Juried Photography ExhibitionThe Marin Museum of

Contemporary Art presents its Fall National Photography Exhibition. Show includes artists from around the nation whose work incorporates photography and/or photographic elements. Hours are Wed.-Sun. 11am-4pm. Admission is free. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. marinmoca.org.


Kids Events 09/07: Bat Night at Olompali State Historic Park Learn all about our little flying friends

at Olompali’s annual Bat Night. Join in an opportunity to meet live bats, view bat houses, create a bat mask, and make bat style s’mores. Just after dusk, Corky Quirk of NorCal Bats will present a slide show about the wonderful diversity and benefits of bats worldwide. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on while we watch the bats. Parking is $8 per car. 6pm. Free. Olompali State Historic Park, 8901 Redwood Highway, Novato. 898-4362 ext. 204. parks.ca.gov/olompali. 09/07: Fall Fishing Derby Prizes awarded for the first fish, the biggest fish and the heaviest fish! A limited number of fishing poles and bait will be provided first come, first served to beginners thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Also, courtesy of CDFW, this is a free fishing day and no license will be required when fishing from the shore or the pier! No animals (except service animals) are allowed at this park. Meet at the fishing pier in Paradise Beach Park in Tiburon 9am. $10 parking. Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Dr., Tiburon. 435-9212. marincountyparks.org.

point. Make your way around the lagoon via car to seek out these and resident birds in a variety of habitats near this extremely productive ecosystem. Walk is for ages 15 and up. No animals (except service animals) please. The access to the Bob Stewart trailhead is on the left at the pullout, just east of the nursery. 9am. Free. Bob Stewart trailhead at Bolinas Lagoon, Olema-Bolinas Road, Bolinas. 893-9508. marincountyparks.org. 09/10: Spiders at Lake Lagunitas This is a great place to see many species of spiders that represent a variety of arachnid lifestyles. Discuss the biology of spiders and learn how to identify many common species. Bring lunch. This walk is for ages 15 and up. No animals (except service animals) please. High fire danger may cancel. 10am. Free, $8 parking fee. Lake Lagunitas parking area, Sky Oaks Road, Fairfax. 893-9520. marincountyparks.org.

Readings 09/06: Marci Nault “The Lake House.” 7pm.

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Zero Breast Cancer, a San Rafael-based nonprofit organization focused on breast cancer prevention research and education will host its 11th annual hike. Followed by food, mini-massages, prizes and live music at Old Mill Park. Nine-yearold activist-entrepreneur Vivienne Harr will contribute by offering organic Lemon-Aid by donation to benefit Zero Breast Cancer. Teams have modest fundraising goals and register at no charge. Hike is a non-competitive, all-ages event that takes place on a 6-mile course, including the famous Dipsea steps. 8am. $45 day of event registration. Old Mill Park, 300 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 507-1949. dipsea.zerobreastcancer.org. rience the fall migration of waterfowl, shorebirds and landbirds that visit this important migratory

Helen Hooper, Rebecca Lawton, Keenan Norris,’ Elizabeth Scarborough, Ransom Stephen and

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

Film 09/06: Film Night in the Park: ‘The Lorax’

Animated 3D film based on the Dr. Seuss’ book. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. Film Night suggests leaving pets at home. 8pm. Free, donations greatly appeciated. Old Mill Park , 300 block of Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 272-2756 . filmnight.org.

09/09: Monday Night at the Movies: ‘High Noon’ (1953). With Gary Cooper, Ian

MacDonald and Grace Kelly. 7:30pm. Free. 375 Throckmorton Ave., , Mill Valley. 389-4292. millvalleylibrary.org.

09/12: NT Live Presents: ‘The Audience’

By Peter Morgan. 7:30pm. $24. Lark Theatre, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur.

Outdoors 09/07: Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer

09/08: Birds of Bolinas Lagoon with David Wimpfheimer Now is an excellent time to expe-

09/12: Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series “Mistake.” With Cristina Garcia,

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A safe, successful GROUP for FORMER MEMBERS OF HIGH-DEMAND GROUPS (Religious, New Age, Eastern, Philosophical, Large Group Awareness Programs, etc.) is held every other Saturday in Marin, now in its 10th year. Participants include those born and/or raised in such groups espousing a“good”/ “bad” ideology with a leader(s) who encourages greater degrees of dependency and conformity at the price of individual personal rights, goals, and development. Participants address relevant issues in their lives, receive acknowledgement, gain insights, pursue individual goals, learn how others have negotiated challenging situations, with opportunities to heal from loss and trauma. Individual, Couple, and Family Sessions also available. Facilitated by Colleen Russell, LMFT (MFC29249) Certified Group Psychotherapist (41715) . Contact: crussellmft@earthink.net or 415-785-3513 WOMEN'S LIFE COACHING Find an honest life of freedom. Where do you want to be one year from now? Create your own vision and support it with accountability. 2 new small groups forming: Wed. 9: 30-11 or 1:30 to 3pm. Also 1 space left in the Sundays eve group from 5-8pm. Let's change your life, together. Facilitated by Gwendolyn Grace CPCC. 415-686-6197. www.gwengrace.com. Womens' Wellness Coach. She tells the truth...because you are worthy of wellness and joy. October 13 - One Day Workshop - Harnessing the Healing Power of the Horse for anyone interested in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, offered at Willow Tree Stable, Novato. This hands-on workshop is a wonderful introduction to the profound healing nature of horses and the varied ways they communicate. Each participant will be offered the experience of connecting with our horses for their own personal healing process. 6 CEU's provided for licensed professionals. This workshop is presented by Equine Insight and Judy Weston-Thompson, MFT, CEIP-MH (license #MFC23268, provider #PCE4871). Judy has been using Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy in her psychotherapy practice since 2006. For more information see our website - www.equineinsight.net or email us at equineinsight@aol.com

PARENTS! SPOUSES! PARTNERS! GET GROUP AND CLINICAL SUPPORT FOR DEALING WITH A LOVED ONE’S ADDICTION. Dealing with stress and feeling helpless is difficult for families, siblings, parents, partners and friends who need support and education on specifics of how to help yourself and your loved one dealing with addiction. Get help understanding feelings of anger, fear, loss, confusion and resentment. Questioning or blaming yourself or others isn’t useful. Get clinical support to best help the addict and yourself, while developing coping skills for the challenges and to be able to implement in a crisis. Group meets once a week, Tuesday evenings at 6 PM, $40 per week in Sausalito 1 block off 101, easy access, parking, handicap, and public transportation. Call 415.215.5363 for more info. Sharon Valentino - Valentino Therapy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, CHT, LMFT (MFC51746.) E: sv@sharonvalentino.com Individual sessions also available for individuals and couples addressing Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationships, Depression, PTSD, Pain and more. Web: www.valentinotherapy.com; Blog: http://valentinotherapy.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/valentinotherapy To include your seminar or workshop, call 415/485-6700 x 303. 22 PACIFIC SUN SEPTEMBER 6-SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

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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 ClerkRecorder 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 began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JUNE 3, 2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder 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) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132835 The following individual(s) is (are) doing

business as MICRO MANAGEMENT, 590 REDWOOD HIGHWAY FRONTAGE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ARONNA REED XODA STUDIOS LLC, 175 MARGUERITE AVE., Mill Valley, CA 94941. 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on AUGUST 13, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132813 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BAY AREA YOUTH CENTERS, 22245 MAIN ST., SUITE 200, HAYWARD, CA 94541: SUNNY HILLS SERVICES, 300 SUNNY HILLS DR., SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. 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 AUGUST 9, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132826 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as COMPLETE HOMECARE, 46 CORTE ENCANTO, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: AMERICA NOEMI FERREIRA, 46 CORTE ENCANTO, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUGUST 12, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132792 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as SAN FRANCISCO SWING COAT, 55 ISSAQUAH DOCK, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: JARL FORSMAN, 55 ISSAQUAH DOCK, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on JULY 23, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUGUST 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132791 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as REGIS SALON #588, 5800 NORTHGATE MALL STE 142, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MINNESOTA REGIS CORP, 7201 METRO BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55439. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on APRIL 10, 2009. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on AUGUST 7, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132815 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as IGEA SOFTWARE, 950 NORTHGATE DRIVE, SUITE 303, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: INDURA SYSTEMS, INC., 950 NORTHGATE DRIVE, SUITE 303, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on AUGUST 9, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132751 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MK SERVICE, 35 CANAL ST #34, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MADIS

KARU, 35 CANAL ST #34, 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 31, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 1327884 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as EMPTY MOUNTAIN, 12 SKYLARK DR. #33, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: GREEN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY INC., 12 SKYLARK DR. #33, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. 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 AUGUST 22, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132901 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as B NELLE, 70 BROOKMEAD PLACE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: BARBARA NELLE, LLC, 70 BROOKMEAD PLACE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. 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 AUGUST 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-132831 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as ZOMBIES PIZZERIA, 211 COBBLESTONE DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DAVID TRESHNELL, 211 COBBLESTONE DRIVE, 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 AUGUST 13, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132890 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as WISTERIA SALON, 747 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: TUYET VAN JACKSON, 14 VALENCIA AVE APT #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901 & MY NHIEN THI DOAN, 10 SKYLARK DR APT #16, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. 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 AUGUST 23, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132914 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MOUNTAIN TREE STUDIOS, 54 ELIZABETH WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: RACHEL L SHULER, 54 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 AUGUST 22, 2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on AUGUST 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132933 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BUDDY'S DOG WALKING, 146 EDISON AVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: NIYA DODD-WADDINGTON, 146 EDISON AVE, CORTE MADERA, CA


94925. 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 AUGUST 28, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132917 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC PEARLS, 1005 A ST. #202, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FUJI MANHATTAN VOLL, 232 PICNIC AVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on AUGUST 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132899 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as APPLEBERRY JAM & APPLEBERRY PICTURES, 451 CEDAR HILL DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: DANIEL L FRIEDMAN, 451 CEDAR HILL DRIVE, 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 AUGUST 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132942 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as MASTERFUL CATERING, 1241 ANDERSON DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ROBERT SIMONTACCHI, 1934 FALCON RIDGE DRIVE, PETALUMA, CA 94954. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on AUGUST 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on AUGUST 29, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 132956 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as BITCOINTERS, 400 CANAL ST #329, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SLAVA MIKERIN, 400 CANAL ST #329, 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 AUGUST 30, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013132922 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as TEDDY & FRIENDS, 708 BRADLEY AVE, NOVATO, CA 94947: DIANE F MATCHECK, 708 BRADLEY AVE, 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 AUGUST 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013)

OTHER NOTICES 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 air-conditioning, mechanical supply/install, misc metals, steel building supply/erect. Documents are available on PCL’s Connects site https://solutions. pclconnects.com/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: EMVanhemert@pcl.com 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 1303444. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner AMAYEA RAE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: AMAYEA RAE to AMAEYA RAE. 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: AUGUST 19 2013 /s/ ROY CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304500 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of a fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the Marin County Clerk-Recorder's Office. Fictitious Business name(s): WISTERIA SALON, 747 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. Filed in Marin County on: JUNE 28, 2012. Under File No: 129819. Registrant’s Name(s): PHUONGLIEN NGUYEN, 2583 20th AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123 & TUYET VAN JACKSON, 14 VALENCIA AVE APT #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on AUGUST 23, 2013. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1303413. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner STARLA SOUSA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: VALENTINA AVELI TIJERINO to VALENTINA AVELI VALERIO. 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 10, 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: AUGUST 15 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: AUGUST 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1303491. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner AMY NYCOLE SIGALA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: AMY NYCOLE SIGALA to AMY NYCOLE PETUYA. 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 1, 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: AUGUST 21 2013 /s/ PAUL M. HAAKENSON, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013)

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1. Bolinas and Tomales 2. Argo 3. Checkers 4. Sun Valley, Idaho 5a. Deaf and Dumb 5b. Obsessive-compulsive 5c. Cerebral palsy 6. Austria 7a. Garfield the cat 7a. Lassie (and Timmy) 7a. Geico Gecko 8. Monte Carlo, which means “Mount Charles’” 9. Racecar and Kayak 10. Yalta, founded by the Greeks, located today in the Ukraine BONUS ANSWER: #3 was online booking and #1 was the GPS.

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I’ve been separated from my husband for two years. (Our divorce isn’t yet final.) A terrific man sought me out when he was breaking up with his girlfriend, but then he got back together with her and said we could only be friends. We still get together at times, and he told me, “I’m just not ready to give up my girlfriend, although I may feel different when your divorce is final.” I’ve tried moving on, but whenever I get to a good place, he calls and is interested again! I normally wouldn’t allow this behavior, but I enjoy his company so much! —Crushing

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The fact that a man calls for you to come running isn’t necessarily reason to do it, unless you’re a golden retriever and he’s got a dirty tennis ball to throw you. Assuming you live in North America and not a culture where marriage is a big tent filled with lots of wives, a man’s involvement with another woman should immediately disqualify him from consideration. Accepting continued contact with a downgrade to “only friends” works if you can shift the man into the friends-only slot, but it seems you can’t, and it seems that’s just how this man likes it. You’re now his ego’s girlfriend and his backup entertainment when his girlfriend’s getting her nails done. OK, so technically you’re not yet available, but that’s just a matter of paperwork; you aren’t romantically attached to another person. What’s keeping you stuck on this man is a psychological fishhook called “intermittent reinforcement.” When rewards for our behavior (like affection or attention we’re shown) come regularly and predictably, we relax and take them for granted. But the stuff that sods the ground for an obsession is random, unpredictable reinforcement—a guy you can’t have who occasionally surprises you by throwing you a bone of hope: telling you that he isn’t ready to give up his girlfriend but “may feel different when your divorce is final.” Sure, and the moon may grow a mustache and start orbiting your dentist’s office. So, no, you aren’t stuck on him because it’s so darn enjoyable being with him. It’s because he’s turned you into a lab rat frantically pushing a bar for a hit of rat chow that only sometimes comes. The way to kick the habit is to recognize this, detach, and have the self-discipline to stay detached. Send him a message that it’s over and not to contact you again, and then do everything in your power to keep that from happening: Mail your phone to a stranger in China, and hole up in an out-of-the-way motel. Of course, you could just change your number and not answer your door, but going to at least a little more effort might help reinforce that you have a new policy: No matter how handsome, amusing and compelling a man seems, you will chase him only if he also happens to be sprinting away with your purse.

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I am 18 and took a baking course at a cooking school, where I met this dreamy 19-year-old guy. We both constantly found lame excuses to be around each other, so I was fairly positive our attraction went both ways. I get that men need to show their interest by asking you out, so I flirted and flirted and waited and waited for him to ask me out, but he never did. Now the course is over, and I’m wondering what I did wrong and whether I missed out on the love of my life! —Confused

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Perhaps he was hoping he could get a girlfriend the way a dog gets food scraps: just wait for a woman to fall on the kitchen floor and then carry her off in his teeth. He may now be hitting himself upside the head with a wire whisk for showing all the mojo of garnish. This also may have been a situational crush—one that he couldn’t follow through on outside the test kitchen due to his having a girlfriend or even a boyfriend. Or maybe he’s just being 19. At 24, with a little more experience, he might do more than make like a kid staring into the bakery window. Sadly, all that matters now is what he didn’t do. But you did the right thing by not making up for a guy’s inability to squeak out a request for a date. Keep on flirting, and stop fretting that you may have “missed out on the love of (your) life!” Sure, you may have—if you’ve always dreamed of a day when you’d spot a white horse galloping toward you in the distance and, as it drew closer, see that there’s no prince, only a bag of frozen vegetables duct-taped to the saddle. < © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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In coveted Upper Brookside. Built in 2002 with attention to every detail. 5BR/4.5BA.

Style, luxury and convenience await in this exquisite, custom, architecturally designed home. 4BR/3BA.

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This single level 3BR/1BA features hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen w/granite counters and SS appliances.

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Resort style living in this single level home with pool & world class views of San Francisco 4BR/4.5BA.

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Immaculate 2BR/2BA home. Formal DR, Fam Room, Chef’s kitchen, office & sitting room off master, prestigious schools.

Renovated Point Tiburon Condo 3BR/2.5BA+Den, Breathtaking Views Shown By Appointment Only.

In the Heart of the Seminary Area. This home was custom built with the finest finishes. 5BR/3.5BA.

Spanish Mediterranean gated retreat on nearly ½ acre of property with breathtaking views. 5BR/4BA.

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This split level home features a unique opportunity to use as a single family home or a duplex if desired.

Magnificent Craftsman remodel tucked away on nearly 1/3 acre of private gardens. 4BR/3.5BA.

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$699,000

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$649,000

Spacious 3BR/3BA light-filled 2 story home with potential downstairs in-law unit.

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Rare opportunity to own this 2BR/1BA home located on a tree-lined street in the flats. Expansion potential.

Delightful 4BR/2BA home offers a wonderful blend of indoor & outdoor living. Spacious chef’s kitchen.

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$849,000

Eric Gelman (415) 686-1855

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Eden Roc, single level 1BR/1BAcondo. Great views of Mt. Tam & Richardson Bay. Private deck.

Newly constructed Mediterranean with Chef’s kitchen. 3BR/2.5BA with views & close to town.

$425,000

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