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On Jan. 4, 2014, prolific letter-to-theeditor writer Marcia Blackman died, reportedly of cancer. The longtime Santa Venetia resident was 74. Over the last four years alone, we’d filed about 200 letters from Marcia—invariably written in her highly provocative libertarian no-holdsbarred style. Some readers vowed they’d never pick up another edition if we continued to provide space for Marcia’s politically incorrect views. Of course we kept running her, and very few people stopped reading. Once Marcia suggested that, since she gets her letters published so frequently, we should give her her own column. My response was: Why, Marcia, you already have that—150 words every other week on page 4. Here are a few final thoughts from some of the Pacific Sun readers with whom Marcia occasionally shared space, and traded barbs, on the Letters page.—Jason Walsh, editor

That’s Ms. Hard Ass to you, buster ... Marcia’s passing brings much sadness. Though I doubt if we would have ever agreed on anything, I greatly appreciated her candor, clarity and guts. I found her writing to be refreshing. Now that she is gone, I wish more than ever that our paths had crossed in some way. Rest in peace, you old hard ass New York broad.

Skip Corsini, San Rafael

God’s gonna need a bigger suggestion box

Like many other Sun readers, I suspect, I’m dismayed to learn that we’ve seen the last of Marcia Blackman’s snarky letters to the editor. I rarely agreed with her opinions, and I wasn’t charmed by her vulgarity, but I opened each week’s issue hoping to be entertained by one more indignant tirade about perceived bureaucratic ineptitude or the like. As a skeptical agnostic, I doubt that Marcia is now sitting on a cloud drinking ambrosia, but if I’m wrong, I hope that she will find much to grouse about, and that God will oblige her with a generous supply of pens and paper. Farewell.

Stanton Klose, San Rafael

Courage under ire

I never met Marcia Blackman face-to-face but over the years, I found myself looking forward every Friday morning to her regular letters in the Sun. As a writer she was as fearless as a Bengal tiger and her insights were as sharp as a razor’s edge. Cryptic and at times caustic, cantankerous or contentious, Marcia routinely cut through the political correctness, that pervasive, intellectual poison of our day. She challenged everyone and pampered no one, even the “minorities” of our times. She did not suffer from “minority-it is,” that now-common attitude of catering, pampering and over-protecting. She treated everyone as her equal. Therefore she could demand of them what she obviously demanded of herself. We need more people with her kind of courage. I miss her already. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Kenneth Kelzer, Novato

‘Then I noticed a slight divergence in our views ...’

I met Marcia about seven years ago, or so, seeking her out because she was a PI. She was smart, assertive, and cagey, and, I am sure, a lot of fun in a lot of ways. Even though I ended up not needing her services, we briefly kept up a correspondence of sorts, vowing to work on something political at some point. That is, until her letters started showing up in the Pac Sun. “It’s THAT Marcia Blackman,” I first thought, upon making the connection, and I was glad her strong voice would be heard. Then I noticed a slight divergence in our views. An approximate measure would be that we were a bit farther apart than the distance to the next galaxy. And the strength of her voice, here under the star of our own Sun, came to be the mark as to how most people knew her. I now make a ceremonial gesture, palms at waist level held away from my body, pointing up to the sky, where she must be, in the Sun.

Jonathan Frieman, San Rafael

Peace for the wicked?

May she finally rest in peace, the peace she apparently couldn’t or wouldn’t extend to others in need.

Randall Knox, San Rafael

Always leave ‘em laughing

Whether I agreed or not with Marcia Blackman’s letters, I always read them with delight. They made me think. They made me chuckle and even scream. But I always looked for them first. She embodied the concept of free speech and the open discussion of ideas that makes a democracy work. I will miss her provocative opinions. And she left us with the only amusing obituary I have ever seen. [Her obit: “As they say at the end of Looney Tunes ‘That’s all Folks!’”]

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Gnoss Field expansion takes flight But neighbors want to jettison the plan for a longer runway ... by Pe te r S e id m an


proposed runway expansion at Gnoss Field near Novato has been on the county’s agenda for more than two decades, and as the possibility of construction finally nears, neighbors remain concerned the county hasn’t taken a close enough look at alternatives to the proposal. The neighbors say a longer runway at the airport could be a magnet for larger planes—jets—using Gnoss Field. The larger planes would produce more noise. The neighbors also say that mixing more and larger planes with smaller aircraft at a small airport like Gnoss increases the danger of collisions over their homes. Proponents of the runway expansion, on the other hand, say that expanding the runway actually could reduce the noise consequences for neighbors and improve safety. The first planes started landing on a grass strip at Gnoss in 1939. The airport is about three nautical miles north of Novato city limits, according to the county-compiled 1989 Airport Master Plan. That’s when the idea for expanding the Gnoss runway first surfaced. It also was the focus of a 1997 update of the plan and a 1991 Airport Land Use Plan. The documents, together with an Aviation Forecast Report, delineated the need for runway improvements for existing aircraft and aircraft that would use the airport in the future. The county bought Gnoss Field in 1965

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and paved the runway in 1968. The runway is 3,300 feet long and 75 feet wide. The width would remain the same. The length is the bone of contention in the current plan. The county and aircraft aficionados say the runway needs an additional 1,100 feet to safely accommodate existing aircraft and the approximately 85,500 takeoffs and landings that take place at the airport, which is classified as a general aviation facility and has no control tower. Opponents of the expansion plan say that if the runway needs lengthening, it can be expanded less than the 1,100 feet in the current proposal. There’s room for safety with a shorter runway, they contend. Current aircraft in use at Gnoss need a runway that’s 4,400 feet long to meet federal aviation guidelines, says the county, which continues to own the airport. The proposed expansion calls for extending the runway to meet that target. The project also would extend a taxiway the full length of the runway, realign drainage channels, extend levee protection and relocate navigational aids, all to reflect the expanded runway. The project would mean filling in about 12 acres of wetlands and losing about 23 acres of wildlife habitat. The Marin Conservation League raised concerns fairly early in the review process, after the draft version of an environmental report was released. Initially, says Susan Stompe, former Novato mayor and current board member at the Conservation League, the runway expan-

sion proposal called for mitigating the wetland and wildlife loss by creating new wetlands. But they were slated for possible locations in Sonoma and Solano counties, too far away from the Marin site, says Stompe. The proposal now calls for creating new wetlands closer to the Gnoss field site—but not too close. Stompe says federal regulations prohibit creating new wetlands close to airfields. But Stompe and the Conservation League are fairly pleased with the compromise. The changes are reflected in the environmental document that will go before county supervisors Feb. 11 for certification. If supervisors vote to certify the environmental report, it will be sometime next year

that a hearing will be held on the merits of the project, a process that includes considerations aside from environmental consequences. Supervisor Judy Arnold, who represents Novato and in whose district the airfield sits, is clear about the merits: “It’s about safety. The FAA has said it’s not safe. We have said it’s not safe. I think that’s number one. Number two: I think [Gnoss] serves a very important purpose for emergencies.” The airfield is home base for the county sheriff ’s plane. Air angel flights, which transport organs and medical equipment, operate out of Gnoss. “And, I think it’s a good business for us,” says Arnold. Mark Sheron agrees. He’s a board 8>

››newsgrams Oyster farm loses another legal battle On Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s push to keep operating while it is suing the federal government for letting its lease lapse. In late 2012, then Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar decided not to renew the oyster company’s permit to farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The company has since been fighting two battles: to have its lease extended, and to remain open while it sues. After a 2-1 ruling on Sept. 3 from judges on the Ninth Circuit not agreeing to the oyster company’s challenge of Salazar’s decision, the company asked for a rehearing with the full 11-member court. On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit denied the request. Judge M. Margaret McKeown writes, “This appeal, which pits an oyster farm, oyster lovers and well-known ‘foodies’ against environmentalists aligned with the federal government, has generated considerable attention in the San Francisco Bay area ... Drakes Bay’s disagreement with the value judgments made by the Secretary is not a legitimate basis on which to set aside the decision. Once we determine, as we have, that the Secretary did not violate any statutory mandate, it is not our province to intercede in his discretionary decision. We, therefore, affirm the district court’s order denying a preliminary injunction.” Environmentalists have backed the Department of the Interior’s decision, saying that mariculture does not mesh with wilderness. Drakes Estero, where the oyster company operates, was designated as “potential wilderness” in the Point Reyes Wilderness Act of 1976. The Lunny family, which has run the oyster company since 2005, argues that closing the business while they try to have their lease extended will hurt its ability to function if the suit is successful. Employees might find other jobs in the meantime, and the oyster farm itself may wither. On Tuesday the oyster farm owners issued a statement that they intend to take their fight to the Supreme Court. —Mackenzie Mount Is Marin napping on child-care access? When it comes to meeting the county’s child-care needs, Marin needs to get the wheels on the bus turning a bit faster, according to the Marin County Child Care Commission. In its 2014 Master Plan, the commission says that “demand for child care far exceeds supply” and that stronger community advocacy for child care is needed in order to achieve the goal of high-quality, affordable care for every family. The commission presented its Master Plan report to the County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 14. Among the findings in the report: between one-quarter and one-third of the county preschool population is not participating in preschool; only 42 percent of elementary and middle-school students are supervised by an adult after school; and that there are approximately 800 Marin children waiting for subsidized child care at any given time. Additionally, according to the report, there has been an ongoing decline in the number of infant and toddler licensed child care providers in the county due, in part, because “child care providers struggle with their own self-sufficiency on account of low wages and low reimbursement for services.” “While a desirable place to live, residing in Marin County poses significant challenges for families raising children,” says the report. “The cost of child care and limited State and Federal subsidies can easily strain a family’s budget and impact a family’s quality of life.” For a two-parent family with one infant and one preschooler, the household income needs to be $101,944 to meet the “self-sufficiency standard,” according to county statistics. A single parent with one infant needs to earn $70,844. To that end, concludes the report, “parents often have to weigh the cost of child care against other vital family needs.” According to the commission, the report is intended to “frame” the child-care challenges facing Marin families and be “used by community stakeholders” in their planning and advocacy efforts. —Jason Walsh


The Moose that roared Marcia Blackman, 1939 - 2014 by Jaso n Wals h


encourage [you] to start a Fan Club for me, and run bus tours to my home—I promise to come out once a day and moon the bus!” Those were the last words ever written to me by one of the Pacific Sun's most prolific letters-to-the-editor page contributors, Marcia “the Moose” Blackman, who died Jan. 4 at the age of 74, reportedly of cancer. The news of her death was sad and shocking—most of us at the Sun who've “enjoyed” her hundreds of scathing diatribes over the years had come to the conclusion that nothing could fell Marcia from this earth or our letters page—not the grim reaper, nor rational debate supported by facts, reason and common decency. Still, we hadn't received any submissions from Marcia since November, and I was beginning to wonder. Then last week someone alerted us to a obit with Marcia's name, dates of birth and death, and this sentence: “As they say at the end of Looney Tunes— ‘That’s all Folks!’” In death, as in life, Marcia got the last word. Marcia was known to Pac Sun readers as our resident “crank.” The one who writes in complaining about minorities, taxes, entitlements and kids on her lawn. But Marcia took her self-anointed role as armchair libertarian gadfly and raised it to an impertinent art form. No one could completely disparage an entire community of “foreigners,” invite the vitriol of politically correct readers, and argue a totally baseless point with such a passionate for scatology as our Marcia. And be funny

while she was at it. Here a few memorable doozies from Marcia's more recent letters: • If I had known my life was going to turn into a Popularity Contest, I would have spent more time at the Plastic Surgeon’s office and yoga classes and less time reading books and going to college. • [The old biddies whose husbands go to massage parlors] should keep their noses out of other people’s underwear and concentrate on their own miserable sex life. • GET OVER IT MARIN CITY....we’re not buying your bulls--t anymore. • [Those receiving permanent disability payments] only disability is that they are suffering from Lazy Lard Ass Syndrome that prevents them from working. • Aren’t the Blacks racist? • Thanks to the Liberal Democraps who have made all the scum feel comfortable in Marin County • “Affordable Housing” will always mean—YOU LIVE WHERE YOU CAN AFFORD TO LIVE • And the other little pockets of pus around Marin (Novato, Santa Venetia) draw the criminals like flies on s--t. • Time to buy me an AK-47, put bars on my windows and a moat around my home. OK, so maybe “funny” doesn't quite describe Marcia's discourse. “Ignorant,” “hateful,” “racist,” “ill-mannered” and “Satan” were a few adjectives readers used in recent months. To a few, Marcia was the kid in the crowd shouting that the progressive, Marin emperor had no clothes (or brains, or morals, or ... ). To most, she was Archie Bunker on steriods. And to just about everybody, she was a favorite read on the letters page. But this workingclass Bronx grrrl was more than just an elongated belch in the self-satisfied face of government hypocrisy. Throughout the Sun's nearly 40-year relationship with Marcia—via letters and occasional phone calls—we've learned just enough about Marcia to render her all the more fascinating than her frequent “kiss my ass” letter refrain would indicate. For starters, this antigovernment minarchist was at one point an aspiring politiIn a 1978 ‘Pacific Sun’ story on her ill-fated run for the Gallinas Village board, Blackman described her Santa Venetia office as ‘tastefully done in early porn.’ cian. Alas, her 1978 run for

the Gallinas Village Community District board was marred by scandal—Marcia made no effort to hide her side gig writing prolific amounts of pornography for such publications as Screw and San Francisco Ball. (Her nickname Moose comes from a story she published about a penis.) Nevertheless, being the author of such stories as “Ode to a Tool” pretty much put to bed, as it were, any hopes of higher office in the Santa Venetia neighborhood. And so Marcia decided that if she couldn't serve the community—she'd settle for investigating it. Shortly after putting a wrapper on her porn career, Marcia apprenticed as a hard-boiled gumshoe, spending the past two decades running Marcia Blackman Investigations and solving cases, she said, about lost relatives and cheating husbands. Eventually, her unquenchable lust for life led her to become a licensed prostitute in the state of Nevada, only, she once told me, “to see if it was a viable career choice for women.”

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Oh, and she once killed a man. (In selfdefense, she claimed ... ) Was Marcia's life story as exaggerated as her letters? Was race-baiting Marcia as much an invention as her porn pseudonym Princess Moosie Ha-Ha? I guess we'll never know. In a rare reflective moment during a phone call with Marcia in 2008, I asked her why she does the things she does and say the things she says. “Life is supposed to be fun,” she replied. “It's too short to do anything else.” Goodbye Marcia. We'll miss you. I'll miss you. While it's too late to start your fan club and run bus tours past your home, I think I speak for everyone—the staff, our readers and those who've been on the receiving end of your brilliantly foul vitriol—when I say that we'll all find comfort in the knowledge that somewhere up there, at this very moment, you're probably mooning us all ... Y

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member on the Gnoss Field Community Association, which promotes the interests of the airfield. “It is totally self-sufficient, financially,” he says. “In fact it contributes to the overhead of the county.” Sheron notes that Gnoss generates between $500,000 and $600,000 in property tax. Half of that annual income goes to Novato schools. The other half goes into the county’s general fund. “What’s good for Gnoss Field is good for the county,” says Sheron. Robert Pack has a more than slightly different take on the reasons for the proposed expansion. He’s a former employee of United Airlines. He’s also a pilot and an aeronautical engineer. “I kind of know what’s going on,” he says. Pack says he suspects the real reason the county would like to expand Gnoss is to increase its take of gas tax from fuel sales at the airport. That’s one of major sources of revenue at Gnoss, along with hangar rents. Pack says his small plane can take maybe 60 gallons or so of fuel. But a nice-size Gulfstream 250 can take maybe three tons of jet fuel. Arnold, Sheron and Craig Tackabery, assistant director of public works, say there’s no conspiracy theory here. The county isn’t aiming the expansion plan at attracting large aircraft into Gnoss to generate fuel tax revenue or for any other direct financial reason. Safety is the main reason, they reiterate. That safety issue comes from federal guidelines that stipulate what kind of airplanes need what length of runway to take off and land safely. Using a typical plane to set guidelines for an airport is called using a “critical aircraft.” At Gnoss, that critical aircraft is a twin engine Cessna 525, model CJ1. It carries a crew of one and three to five passengers. It has a payload of 615 pounds.

The payload figure is important because it plays a big role in how long a runway the plane needs to safely take off and land. The Cessna 525, as well as other planes of similar size and weight, sometimes stretch the capacity of the Gnoss runway. On particularly hot days, the planes need to use Gnoss at reduced weight, either fewer passengers, less fuel or both, to use the runway safely. That means the planes may have to fly to other airports to take on more fuel. Incoming flights may have to land at Santa Rosa, Napa or maybe Petaluma. That extra ground transportation from the airport, notes Arnold, increases surface traffic in the area for passengers coming to Marin destinations. Maybe so, say neighbors opposed to the expansion plan. But even if that were true, and even if the county has no intention of attracting more and larger planes to Gnoss to increase fuel revenue, the county cannot preclude pilots from flying into Gnoss if their plans meet federal guidelines after the runway gets expanded. Pilots have the discretion to land at general aviation airports that have no control tower, like Gnoss. Lengthening the runway will inevitably attract larger planes. “If you lengthen it, they will come,” says Steve Nebb, who lives near the airfield. The environmental report supervisors will consider in February fails to seriously consider the possibility of a shorter runway expansion, say Nebb and Christopher Gilkerson, another nearby neighbor. That issue is among a list of questions they would like supervisors to respond to before any approval gets handed down, and before the expansion moves to the next step. They are, in effect, using the familiar “inadequate California Environmental Quality Act review” objection.

cept the airport and aircraft traffic at the airport as a given. But they want to ensure supervisors and the county’s environmental consultant consider all issues and alternatives before certifying the report as complete. The project to extend the runway, which has been on a slow road to completion since the 1989 master plan for the airport, got a boost when the feds said they would step in with some cash. “It’s been going on for a long time,” says Arnold. “We looked at it but we didn’t get the money to do it. Now, the FAA will pay for 90 to 95 percent. That’s why we we’re getting back in to it now.” Extending the runway at Gnoss could benefit local businesses and charters. It’s a rarified atmosphere, but it exists. “There’s more business out there [at Gnoss] than people realize,” says Arnold. “No one is planning on doing a big marketing campaign to call for more and bigger jets.” But it’s good to able to offer the service, she adds. “This goes along with the mission of the board” to promote economic development. Echoing the neighbors’ sentiments, Stompe also would like the supervisors to request more information about possible alternatives to the 1,100-foot extension, but she thinks the idea for lengthening the runway has lasted so long, supervisors might just say, “Heck, let’s just get on with it.” Y

They have support in the form of a February 2012 letter from Kathleen Martyn Goforth, manager of the environmental review office at the San Francisco regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency. The letter states that the EPA recommends that the FAA “consider and evaluate” an alternative that would include a shorter runway extension. About one year ago, neighbors who had concerns about the expansion submitted a petition, signed by about 100 people, to the supervisors. It called for taking a look at a shorter runway extension to meet safety concerns as well as other suggestions. Gilkerson says the consultant who compiled the environmental report ignored the suggestions. Opponents also say that the larger planes the extension will inevitably attract will increase noise over their homes because larger planes will need to use an approach different from the one planes currently use. And that will increase noise in residential areas. But Sheron says the opposite is true. Planes taking off currently must wait until they pass radio towers before making a left turn away from residential areas. “We make every effort to make that turn as soon as possible to avoid noise pollution for those neighborhoods,” he says. If the runway gets extended, planes will be able to make the left turn before they get to the towers. “There will be less noise pollution possible.” Pack, Nebb and Gilkerson say they ac-

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Like it or not, Marin, it tolls for thee ... of 25 cents to a dollar will make the bite which plan to choose in February. easier for commuters to absorb. Zero toll increase is not one of the There are four proposed plans, all raisplans. * * * * * ing tolls starting this April and increasing once each year through July 2018. The Ever since 1989, Tiburon resident Susan cheapest option, which would net the Deluxe has had enough. district an estimated $93 million Bridge district news-buffs may by the end of July 2018, starts recognize Deluxe’s name from the by with a 50-cent increase for Los Angeles Times or the Marin both FasTrak and pay-by-plate M a c k e n s i e Independent Journal, the San drivers and stops at a final toll Francisco Chronicle, or from Mount of $6.50 and $8, respectively. ABC and CBS news’ San FranThe most expensive, projected to cisco affiliates. She has filled the bring in $138 million, begins with a role of bridge critic in their stories $1 increase and ends at $7 and $8. The last through the years, and her criticisms have toll increase was in 2008, up $1 each for included toll increases, corporate sponFasTrak and everyone else. sorships along the bridge, and the bridge District officials say the organization district itself. faces a shortage of $142 million and need Deluxe once brought a boom box to a higher tolls to help reduce it. The bridge bridge district public meeting and played district’s highest echelon, the 19-member a reworded version of Tony Bennett’s “I board of directors representing the disLeft My Heart in San Francisco,” featurtrict’s six founding counties, could vote on ing her friend’s husband singing the lyrics

to “I Got Ripped Off On My Way to San Francisco.” She doesn’t just keep tabs on the bridge, though. “Some people know me from the aircraft over-flight noise issue,” Deluxe says of her time in the early 2000s working with a grassroots coalition to direct flights away from her house on Paradise Drive. After noticing more frequent and louder, low flying planes—in an era “when people had to have their L.L.Bean moccasins the next morning”—Deluxe worked to have the FAA move some flight corridors. “What I learned from that was never underestimate the power of one pissed-off person,” Deluxe says, seated at a corner table at Emporio Rulli in Larkspur in late December. She has a manila folder labeled “Golden Gate Bridge 2013” and typedup notes. “This is just taking me a little longer.” She laughs. Deluxe crosses the Golden Gate Bridge about three times a week for work and rarely for pleasure, as she has pulled all of her personal services out of the city (haircuts, doctor visits, accountant stuff). Most of the clients of her business, Earth Angels Green Cleaning, live in Marin. Back when Deluxe first took issue with toll hikes—in 1989 when the tolls were $2—she was working as a masseuse, hauling a massage table around in her trunk and crossing the bridge for work about five times a week. Today Deluxe still protests the 2014 toll increase but, first and foremost, she wants commuters to question the very existence of the bridge district. “It’s not about the toll so much,” she says. “It’s about the relevance of the bridge district. It doesn’t meet our transit needs any longer.” The bridge district is not a state, not a municipal, but rather an independent government body that oversees the bridge as well as a network of buses and ferries serving the same North-South corridor, aka the Golden Gate. It is a special district, formed in 1928 with San Francisco, Marin,


FasTrak tolls could jump from $5 to as much as $7 by 2018.

Sonoma, Del Norte, and parts of Menfiscal year 2012-13 (July 1 to June 30), with docino and Napa counties, according to the $102.3 million coming from tolls and the district. In 1937, the district accomplished remaining chunk from bus and ferry fares, its first goal: to finish building a bridge. federal and state grants, as well as other In 1971, it met its second: to pay off the services like investments and advertising construction bonds. Bridge tolls paid off on buses and ferries. Salaries and fringe the debt. benefits—services like retirement, healthIn 1969, though, the California legislacare and dental—took up 72 percent of the ture authorized the district to develop mass district’s $156.29 million budget in fiscal transit along the corridor. Approximately year 2012-2013. 3.3 million vehicles crossed the bridge in “If you just look at the economies of 1937; and by 1967 that number had gone scale, why do we need a separate bureauup 750 percent. Marin was growing. By cracy to manage the bridge? Caltrans runs the time the bonds were paid in 1971, the seven in the Bay Area,” Deluxe says. “The district no longer just cared for a bridge, it financial liability of [just] six counties runmanaged a ferry system and, soon, buses. ning the bridge, the economies of scale [of Deluxe questions how the district spends Caltrans], the risk involved ... You can no toll money and how it would ever avoid longer justify a standalone special district.” future deficits without always raising tolls. The seven other Bay Area bridges all col“Their financial model is lect tolls one-way, and they broken,” Deluxe says. “Toll all cost $5 per vehicle and increases will never meet $2.50 per carpool, except for the financial needs of the the San Francisco-Oakland Golden Gate Bridge District Bay Bridge, which reaches $6 ... It didn’t meet it in 1989 for vehicles during weekwhen they raised the toll. It day rush hours. These tolls’ didn’t meet it ... in 2008. It estimated annual revenue won’t meet it with the 2014 of $645 to $850 million toll increase. more than cover the costs “If they were really going of the bridges, according to wipe out the deficit, I to John Goodwin, public think the toll would have information officer for the to be $15 or $20, but they Metropolitan Transportadon’t have the temerity tion Commission and the Before setting her sights on the bridge to bring that before the Bay Area Toll Authority district, Susan Deluxe took on the public ... They don’t have (BATA), which manages the FAA—and won. the balls to say, ‘You know, seven other bridges’ tolls. Of folks, what we really need BATA’s roughly $1 billion to get ourselves out of this mess is a $15 or yearly budget, Caltrans operations and a $20 toll.’ That would be so unpalatable to maintenance accounts for about 2.7 percent the public, and then you would finally see of revenue, electronic tolling collection people up in arms.” operations and maintenance accounts for The district brought in $198.7 million in about 3.7, and BATA administration takes

about 1.5 percent. Most of the rest pays off debt. Shifting the Golden Gate Bridge to Caltrans and BATA control “would take at least one action and probably several by the state legislature,” Goodwin says, who seemed surprised by the idea. “I’m not aware of any such proposal.” Deluxe plans to meet with state Sen. Noreen Evans and state Assemblymember Marc Levine, who both represent Marin, to drum up “legislative support in Sacramento.” “We deserve to have some real numbers—a study to see what it would look like to have Caltrans run the bridge. What would be the cost savings? What would be the cost to the state to take it over? ... For instance, Denis Mulligan’s salary, we wouldn’t need a Denis Mulligan anymore, right? You know, everyone that sits in that building over there, because they have their counterparts at Caltrans.” * * * * * Denis Mulligan has been the bridge district’s general manager since 2010. He lives in the East Bay and often gets to work by driving over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, parking, then taking a Golden Gate Transit bus to the bridge district office at the southwest corner of the Golden Gate Bridge. According to the most recent data from the California State Controller’s Office (2011), Mulligan made $286,359 that year. “We want to be transparent about how we spend your money, because otherwise you’re going to want to put us out of business,” he says in his second-floor office, with the big orange bridge looming beyond and two fat, spiral-bound notebooks stuffed with district stats stacked before him on the conference table. A sampling: Tolls are projected to bring in 42 percent, or $101.6 million, of the district’s funds for fiscal year 2013-14, and 48 percent of the $241.9 million budget is expected to be spent on running the buses and ferries. Operating the bridge is expected to take 27 percent of this year’s budget. “Typically in the morning commute, there is no back up on the Golden Gate Bridge and the reason is because 25 percent of all trips are on our buses and ferries during the commute periods,” Mulligan says. “So the quality of life in the community

would be greatly diminished if that service were not available. That service needs an operating subsidy.” While ferry ridership crept up from about 1.66 million passengers in 2004 to 2.33 million in 2013, overall bus ridership has reduced from about 7.94 million passengers in 2004 to about 6.63 million in 2013. The district, unlike other transportation agencies, does not have the authority to levy taxes. “Right or wrong, over time the elected officials in the region have felt that using surplus bridge tolls to subsidize the bus and ferry service—as opposed to having a sales tax or property tax in Marin for regional transit services—is the right way to go. The thinking behind that is the people that pay the toll benefit. You know, in the morning commute, you’re driving the speed limit because your neighbor is riding the bus and ferry subsidized with your toll.” Traffic across the bridge has remained pretty flat for the past 10 years, from 38.88 million total vehicles in fiscal year 200304, to 37.22 million last fiscal year. A 1999 license plate survey found that 39.6 percent of commuters hailed from Marin, with the next highest group being 21.1 percent from San Francisco. The rest come from Sonoma, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano and other counties, respectively. A one-week 2008 license plate survey showed 44.1 percent of drivers hailed from Marin and 26.5 percent from San Francisco. “There’s a recognition that getting more people out of their cars in Marin by choice—where the individual chooses to take transit because it’s first-class, highquality service—is a desirable goal that benefits Marin and benefits SF,” Mulligan says. “Marin gets the lion’s share of our transit ridership but they pay less than half the tolls, so it’s a good deal for Marin.” Bridge district board member and Tiburon Mayor Alice Fredericks says that very few public transit systems are selfsustaining. “It’s especially hard here in Marin County because the demographics of this are the most difficult of jurisdictions to provide public transit for, because it’s a low-density population, and that’s one of our prime community values,” she says. “So what you have to do is offer good enough service to attract people who really have the choice to 12>

Toll increase public input meetings Marin County: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5-7pm, The Whistlestop, Caboose Meeting Room, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael Sonoma County: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6-8pm, Petaluma Community Center, Activity Room, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma City and County of San Francisco: Thursday, Jan. 23, 4-6pm, Fort Mason Center, The Gatehouse, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco Formal Public Hearing: Feb. 12, 7pm, San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael For more information visit: January 17 - january 23, 2014 Pacific Sun 11


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drive a car no matter what the fares on the Golden Gate Bridge are. So you need good scheduling, you need buses and ferries that really work and are in good shape ... you have to offer them those amenities.” California historian and Paying the Toll author Louise Nelson Dyble points out that Marinites could think of the bridge as a sort of “protection for Marin’s rural character.” “The way I understand the Golden Gate Bridge is as a real estate development project,” says Dyble, who adds that bridge representatives didn’t look kindly on her investigative work for her 2009 book on the bridge’s history. “It was designed to promote Marin as a bedroom community, and then when they decided that Marin had enough growth, it became kind of flipped, ironically, and kind of managed to keep growth in check ... The bridge is really a bottle neck, and it’s an obstacle.” Fredericks doubts the ability of Caltrans successfully taking over the Golden Gate Bridge. “Caltrans does not have the tools in which to manage the amount of traffic that goes over the bridge,” Fredericks says. “They don’t run a bus system. They don’t run a transportation system that addresses it. [When] you have another agency coming along and trying to advocate for the interests of Marin and asking Caltrans to open a third lane on the Richmond Bridge during commute hours, they have so much

state regulation and so many constraints, that you end up with this traffic negotiation and it may or may not happen. Caltrans has control over that, but they’re constrained by state law and their own policies, and they have no control over the traffic.” Dyble has no doubts when asked about the likelihood of Caltrans or another agency usurping Golden Gate operations. “Definitely not,” she says. “It’s functional. It does its job. There’s just a very basic principle of bureaucracy—it has a tremendous amount of inertia. They’re self-sustaining. There are 775 people whose jobs depend on the bridge district. They’re raising the tolls. They have the power to do that. They’re not going anywhere.” So she recommends commuters push for what they want. After all, she says, a special district doesn’t have as much red tape or as many strings binding it like many government agencies. “The bridge district hasn’t been particularly ambitious, but it did implement the bus system, it did create the ferry system, and it had the power to maintain itself,” she says. “We have this agency, it has the potential to do a lot, it doesn’t have to do anything, but it’s not going anywhere. It’s there to stay, and we really should think of it critically, what can actually be done with this agency. What can it do?” Y Join Mackenzie’s carpool at

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here’s hardly anything that makes me feel more secure than having chicken in the refrigerator, and the aroma of a roasting bird is pure comfort to me. For those reasons alone humble poultry is the perfect food for January— a time of year that feels challenging with its fickle weather and early darkness, when we feel in need of nurturing. Buying a whole chicken is investing in more than one meal, moving from glistening, crisp-skinned first servings to leftovers appearing in everything from sandwiches and salads to curries, pot pies and soups. An important art of cooking is learning to ‘disjoint’ or cut up a chicken to use in recipes calling for separate parts. Just look at the cost difference between a whole fryer and packages of breasts or drumsticks if you need further encouragement. If specific parts are required for a recipe, make a rich stock with the extras and freeze it, or wrap separately and freeze those remaining parts. When there’s precious little time to spend in the kitchen a fully cooked rotisserie bird is heaven sent—the downside is missing those

mouth-watering smells emanating from the oven. I’m especially impressed with the selection at United Markets—two brands of organic fowl simply roasted, kept properly hot, browned without scorched spots, and moist within. These days there are justified scares about food safety and reports of wide-spread health dangers in the poultry business. This is reason enough to always buy local, organic chicken—but I swear that it has better flavor with much better texture as well. The recipes that follow are fine for January dining, using both whole roasters and parts. Each of them is warming and full of flavor and they smell divine. * * * * * Carol Field, a local writer/teacher and expert on Italian food, says about the first recipe, “This is a roast chicken for real lovers of olives and olive oil ... I am hard-pressed to explain why a mere handful of olives inside the cavity of a chicken can make such a difference. Call it a miracle from Adele Rondini in Le Marche.”

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Serves 4-6 1 (5-pound) roasting chicken, preferably freerange and organically raised, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 medium garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 cups (12 ounces) black olives in brine, preferably Nicoise type, pitted 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove the giblets and excess fat from the cavity of the chicken. Wipe it inside and out with damp paper towels. Dry thoroughly. Sprinkle salt and pepper inside the cavity, then fill it with the garlic and black olives. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the skin, then rub it with the olive oil. Put both halves of the lemon and the parsley sprigs inside the cavity. Truss it closed. Place the chicken, breast side down, or a roasting rack in a heavy roasting pan or heavy ovenproof skillet. Roast for 30 minutes, then turn the chicken over to brown the breast for 20 to 30 minutes longer. To test for doneness, insert an instant thermometer under the leg or at the thickest part of the thigh to see if the internal temperature is 170 degrees (be careful not to pierce the cavity), or insert a knife in the same place and see if the juices run slightly rosy. They should not be red, which indicates that the chicken is not ready, nor should they be clear, which indicates that it is overcooked. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before carving and serving with the olives. You may mash the roasted garlic with juices from the roast, warm them together, taste for salt and pepper, and pass at table. Adapted from In Nonna’s Kitchen (Recipes and Traditions from Italy’s Grandmothers), by Carol Field.

* * * * * The recipe that follows is from Sam Sifton, created when he was food writer for The New York Times, who was as fascinated (as are many) by a dish called “country captain.” There are records of this Southern favorite dating back to the 1700s and it’s a beloved specialty of Charleston, South Carolina. The

use of slightly exotic spice makes it more than just another fricassee. It is commonly served with little dishes of condiments like chutney, or freshly grated coconut. Country Captain Serves 4 1/4 cup flour Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons butter 3 pounds (about 8) chicken thighs 4 slices bacon 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 medium green pepper, seeded and diced 2 ribs celery, diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons curry powder 3 tablespoons dried currants 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes and their juices 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Cooked white rice

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the flour, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper and the thyme in a bowl. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat until it foams. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, shaking off excess, and fry, in batches if needed, until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat in the skillet. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the bacon and fry until crispy. Transfer to a plate. Once cool, crumble and set aside. Add the onion, pepper, celery, garlic, curry powder, and 1 tablespoon of the currants to the skillet and sautè over medium-high heat until soft and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices, bring to a boil and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce in the bottom of an oven proof casserole large enough to hold the chicken snugly in one layer. Arrange the chicken on top. Pour the remaining sauce over and around the chicken. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for 15 minutes more. Top with the crumbled bacon, remaining currants and slivered almonds. Serve with cooked rice and any condiments you wish. Y Cluck with Pat at

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wo food expositions arrive in San Francisco this month. The gigantic Winter Fancy Food Show takes over Moscone Center Jan. 19-21, an extravaganza that demands more than one day to get through, with exhibitors from all over the world and entrance for professionals only, by registration. On the other hand, the fourth annual Good Food Awards Marketplace at the Ferry Building on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8am-2pm stars American artisanal foods with an emphasis on craftsmanship and sustainability and it’s open to everyone. Only 130 foods and beverages were chosen from the 1,450 entries, and among the selections are names familiar to us. Some of Marin’s own are on the finalist list: cheese-makers Cowgirl Creamery and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese are recognized for their Red Hawk and Toma, as is West Marin’s Barinaga Ranch for its sheep’s milk Txiki. Olive oil from Berkeley’s Olive Grove, pickled sea beans from Wine Forest Wild Foods in Napa, San

Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk, a triple-cream cow’s milk cheese aged four weeks, is a finalist at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show taking place this week.

Francisco’s famous Guittard Chocolate, and strong drink—Soquel’s Osocalis brandy and Mountain View’s Sgt. Classic Hawaiian Rum—are some of the other regional finalists. (Winners are to be announced on Thursday, Jan. 16, after this column goes to press.) The Marketplace is a chance for attendees to sample and buy products and meet the makers. Tickets are $5 per person at the door, $5 for admission to the beer and spirits garden. Information: . HAVe FUn WITH soMe FUngI Connie Green, author of The Wild Table, is an expert on edible plants so when she says her black Perigord truffles are the real black gold, we listen. These treasures will be featured at Marche aux Fleurs in Ross Jan. 21-24 on a special dinner menu

designed to show them at their finest. In addition, for $18 extra a diner may choose to have truffle shaved over a regular menu item, such as handmade gnocchi or roast chicken. 23 Ross Common, 415/924-9200. A sPoonFUl oF ... Lovin’ Spoonfuls: The Appetizer, Soup and Dessert Challenge has become a popular winter diversion. Find out what the attraction is on Saturday, Jan. 25, (noon to 3pm) at the Mill Valley Community Center when 17 chefs will compete for awards. Everyone gets to taste and to vote since there’s a People’s Choice Award as well as one from expert judges. Competing this year are: A Piece of Cake & Confections, Bayside Marin, The Cooking School at Cavallo Point, Fenix Supper Club, Il Davide, L’Appart Resto, Marin Joe’s, Odalisque Cafe, Peacock Gap Range Cafe & Clubhouse, Sol Food, Tavern at Lark Creek, The Club at McGinnis Park, Tiburon Tavern, Tomatina, Vin Antico, Whipper Snapper and Wildfox Restaurant. Judges include Anna Haight, Tyson Greenwood and Leslie Harlib. The afternoon fundraiser benefits Community Institute for Pyschotheraphy, a nonprofit providing services to Marin families, adults and children. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; no charge for children under 12. Details: see CoRTe MAdeRA In A neW lIgHT It’s now officially Lighthouse Cafe, situated in the former longtime home of Corte Madera Cafe at 12 Tamalpais Drive. Part of the eponymous mini-empire spawned in Sausalito, the comfy restaurant has a whole new demeanor. It still concentrates on breakfast and lunch but the menu is full of Danish foods featured at the original Bridgeway landmark as well as surprises from other countries. Along with signature pancakes breakfast choices include eggs with Danish meatballs, hot Italian sausage omelettes, and Mexican scrambles with chorizo, chiles, pico de gallo salsa and tortillas. Lunch means, along with regular sandwiches and burgers, a plate with roast beef and meatballs accompanied by horseradish, pickled beets, marinated cucumber and potato salad or curry herring with egg and apples, served with dark bread. At brunch service on weekends there are house Benedict creations along with mimosas and juices. There’s still a kids’ menu and my grandson will be happy that the chocolate chip pancakes he always ordered when he was little are still there. Hours: 7am3pm, Monday-Friday (lunch, 11am-3pm). 415/945-8902. Y

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triple bill at Sweetwater Music Hall that featured the powerhouse all-female MÖtley Crüe tribute band Crüella, which describes itself as "four hot chicks playing MÖtley Crüe" (Cindy Lynne on vocals; Mary Cary on guitar/ vocals; Terilynn Bench on bass/vocals; Windy Wild on drums/vocals). You know, there's something so right about the sight of four kick-ass women with serious hard-rock chops reclaiming glam and recontextualizing music that objectifies women. And their highoctane show is just so damn fun. Crüella was joined at Sweetwater by Reckless in Vegas (an ode to such GoldenEra lounge acts as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sonny and Cher). The Reckless in Vegas brings the tough-guy persona sorely lacking in lounge-music cover bands...

mitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And if the flood of tribute bands hitting North Bay stages these days is any indication, flattery is all the rage. The North Bay's waterways may be experiencing a drought, but its clubs are awash in tribute bands paying homage to their rock heroes. The year kicked off Jan. 4 with a

Reckless in Vegas brings the tough-guy persona sorely lacking in lounge-music cover bands...

Sheena IS a punk rocker: Hormones, the all-female Ramones tribute band.

power trio is comprised of Michael Shapiro on vocals/guitar, Mario Cipollina (of Huey Lewis & the News) on bass/ vocals and Ryan Low on drums/vocals. The Hormones, an all-girl tribute to the Ramones, rounded out the triple bill (20 songs in 45 minutes!). Of course, tribute bands are a fixture in clubs, enjoying a stunning record of success, since cover bands playing familiar songs routinely draw bigger crowds than original bands trying to build an audience with unknown material. Indeed, America is a veritable tribute-band nation with thousands of outfits tapping the music of rock, pop and country legends: the Unauthor-

ized Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones), Zepperella (Led Zeppelin), AC/DShe (AC/DC), the Wonderbread 5 (Jackson 5), Four Sexy Magik Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Yellow Brick Road (Elton John), Incurable (the Cure), Township Rebellion (Rage Against the Machine), Crowes Addiction (Black Crowes), This Charming Band (Smiths/ Morrisey) ... The list goes on and on. Club owners and booking agents know that a good tribute band can develop a loyal following—the shows are fun, the music is familiar and danceable, the acts often are theatrical—and these bands can make bank. That's why Motown-heavy Pride & Joy; Petty Theft, the Marin-based Tom Petty tribute band; the Police/Sting cover band Stung; the Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland; and the Pink Floyd extravaganza House of Floyd all are appearing in the next few weeks at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma alone. And there's more. On Saturday, Jan. 18, look for Zoo Station: the U2 tribute band, and Stung: the Police/Sting tribute band at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato—admission is just $10; on Saturday, Jan. 25, Always Elvis rocks the Twin Oaks Tavern in Penngrove; and Petty Theft perform Saturday, Feb. 8, at Rancho Nicasio, where the Beatle tribute band Revolver will reign on Saturday, Feb. 22. Random Notes: The Great American Music Hall will host the 12th annual Sleepless Nights: A Tribute to Gram Parsons and Cosmic American Music on Saturday, Jan. 18. Scheduled to perform are: Midnight North (featuring Grahame Lesh), Red Meat, Sonny & the F*ckaroos (featuring Sonny Smith), Sweet Chariot, Kelly McFarling, Sweet Felony, Sour Flower, and Paula Frazer and friends. Proceeds from the concert benefit South San Francisco Unified School District's Elementary Band Program. Tickets are $13; $37.95 (with dinner). 8pm. 885-0750. Y

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From what I saw, the legendary film producer, who died last week, was anything but cuckoo... by M al K arm an

Former San Rafael resident Saul Zaentz was over 50 when he produced his first movie—1973’s cult classic ‘Payday’—he’d go on to win three Oscars for best picture.


n 1983, Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz went off to Europe for the better part of a year to shoot Amadeus with Milos Forman and left me the keys to his stunning Telegraph Hill apartment, along with a contract to update the classic film noir D.O.A. Well, contract in the broadest sense of the word. I worked for Zaentz half a dozen times and our contracts were either verbal or half-page deal memos, one in which he wrote, “Aggravation will be provided at no extra charge.” Several weeks into the project, his secretary Nancy phoned to ask me to take Saul’s Mercedes off the street and put it into the garage. It just so happened I was running late that day, so I took it upon myself to use the Mercedes for an errand. Not the best decision I ever made. On the way back, an undocumented, unlicensed, uninsured driver ran a “No Left Turn” sign and plowed into the car. At that moment, across a black sky, “Your Screenwriting Career Is Over!” exploded before me like cherry bombs. After a totally sleepless night, I called Nancy the following morning to tell her of the accident and insisted that I notify Saul immediately. She thought it better that I wait, that what he would imagine would probably be worse than the reality. Reluctantly, I took her advice, but it was another five or six weeks before he returned for a short break and that meant five or six weeks of a frozen heartbeat, an ongoing hangover, and shoulders crushed like the Mercedes’ front end. When Saul finally surveyed the damage, he just shrugged and said, “Ah, this happens in the parking lot at the office all the time.” I first met Zaentz in 1975 when I was writ-

ing for Francis Coppola’s City Magazine and interviewed him shortly before the release of his first Oscar-winning feature, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I had met dozens of actors, directors and Hollywood big shots but none of them had his genuine casualness. With his fabulous white beard and stocky midriff, he could have passed for Father Christmas though he was as natural as my next door neighbor, chatting about his film as if he had nothing to do with it. Some time after that, he called director Philip Kaufman and asked if he could recommend someone with “a talent for writing dialogue.” Impressed by a script I’d written for a class, Phil recommended me, but I was in film school at the time, chained to a windowless editing room from 9am to midnight, and after four attempts at reaching me (no student had an answering machine in those days), Zaentz went back to Kaufman for a second recommendation. Phil told him to try me again. On the day I completed editing my student project, I staggered into my woodsy Mill Valley cabin in the late afternoon and dropped down in a chair without bothering to take off my jacket. The phone rang and I told myself, “Not answering that.” The ring persisted. Finally, I snapped up the receiver and practically shouted, “Yeah?!” “Mal Karman please,” came the voice on the other end. “Who wants him?” I growled. “This is Saul Zaentz calling.” “Oh hello, Saul,” I said with a suddenly sweet lilt. That call led to my first paid screenwriting job, as a script doctor for director Kieth Merrill’s Three Warriors, Saul’s first film following Cuckoo’s Nest. He and Merrill were so jazzed by my work they quoted my own lines to me. And, in 1979, Zaentz asked if I’d be interested in writing Books II and III 20 >

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975) swept the five major Oscars, and turned Jack Nicholson into a household name.

The epic romance ‘The English Patient’ (1996) was Zaentz’s last big critical and commercial success.

“Sure, anyone can grab a camera and make a movie,” the legendary Bay Area film producer Saul Zaentz once told me, “but not everybody can make a picture.” Zaentz, who died last week at the age of 92, produced only 10 films during his career, but at least half of them are certified classics: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, The Mosquito Coast, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The English Patient. He also produced at least one monumentally ambitious failure: the 1978 animated version of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings. His movies were huge, old-fashioned, Oscar-bait films, and three of them (Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus and English Patient) won the Oscar for best film. Yet he was always a deeply personal filmmaker with a fierce streak of independence, at odds with Hollywood while making the kinds of films Hollywood has always loved. Ironically, though he inspired countless filmmakers to pick up a camera and make their own storytelling statements, Zaentz wasn’t so sure the Independent film movement was such a good thing for the future of film. After all, though he made films that were packed with intellect and ideas, he always believed that films should be visually beautiful. “Too many of today’s filmmakers start rolling film before they’ve figured that out,” he said. “And the result is a lot of interesting but completely unwatchable films. They aren’t beautiful to look at. They aren’t going to transport you to another world. “That’s what a good picture should do.” I bumped into Zaentz 10 years ago, at a reception in his honor at the Sonoma

International Film Festival. I’ve never forgotten our short but potent conversation. “What’s good about these film festivals,” noted Zaentz, indicating with a wave of his hand all the eager young filmmakers whose hubbub he had to raise his voice to be heard above, “is that many filmmakers can use them to find success and kick off the beginnings of their career. That’s good. “At the same time,” he went on, “others will end up realizing, once and for all, that they aren’t really filmmakers after all, that their minds just don’t travel that way. That’s good too. You have to weed out the ones who don’t have what it takes.” Asked what he enjoyed most about meeting and working with beginning filmmakers, Zaentz admitted that he liked the giddy enthusiasm and can-do spirit of young artists. “Unfortunately,” he laughed, “some of them have enthusiasm and not much else. They are stymied by what they know, or think they know. They haven’t allowed themselves a chance to learn how to make a picture by working their way up in the industry, or by experiencing the business as an apprentice.” When reminded that it is partly because of his films that so many Bay Area filmmakers were inspired to pick up cameras, to make movies, to enter them in film festivals like this one, Zaentz, after a pause, shrugged a big amiable, slightly curmudgeonly shrug. “That’s wonderful! It’s great! I love it! I’m glad these films have been made,” he said. “And fortunately—I don’t have to watch them.” Y Email David at January 17 – january 23, 2014 Pacific Sun 19

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< 19 One flew over Saul Zaentz’s nest of the animated Lord of the Rings, presenting the offer in such a deferential and unassuming manner, you’d have thought I was the one who had scored an Academy Award. In the late ‘70s I was probably the only person on earth who hadn’t read Tolkien, so when I went in to meet with director Ralph Bakshi, my ideas to his questions about how I would go about the adaptation were generalizations. It was a Monday morning and he barked at me, “You haven’t read the books! Get the hell out of here and read it all by Friday morning!” Saul told me not to worry, so forgoing sleep for Helm’s Deep and despising Tolkien for messing up my body clock, I was ultimately ruthless in my paring down his monstrous novel to manageable size. After handing in a first draft, I heard nothing back for weeks, and friends in the business braced me for the worst, presuming I had completely blown it. But one morning, in the San Francisco Chronicle, a story on Zaentz and his future projects appeared, quoting him as saying, “Mal Karman wrote a terrific script for us for Lord of the Rings (with) some scenes so (Tolkienesque), I couldn’t remember if they were actually in the book.” I practically choked on my granola and phoned Saul immediately. “I’ve been sweating for a month,” I cried, “and now I find out you liked it by reading it in the paper??” “You mean I didn’t call you?” he said apologetically. “I’m sorry, I checked off in my mind that I did.” (Unfortunately for me, due a big bonus upon production, the project

ended up in a legal battle between Bakshi and Zaentz and it never got off the page.) Zaentz and I shared a relentless passion for the 49ers—so much so that when we were in Brazil in January 1990, working with Hector Babenco and Jean-Claude Carriere on At Play in the Fields of the Lord, we spent days pressuring Hector to find a way for us to watch the Niners in the Super Bowl. Going beyond the call of duty, he arranged an invitation to watch the game on satellite at his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend’s home. For whatever reason, the game did not come through as scheduled. But we learned it would be tape delayed and shown on Sao Paolo television starting at midnight. We retreated to our individual apartments and watched our team take apart the Denver Broncos 55-10, though neither of us thought the other was staying up to the end. At breakfast Saul said, “I was going to call you but I assumed you’d have gone to bed by 5am.” “That’s what I thought too,” I cried. We then went to work, exhausted but deliriously happy. There are so many other memories I could share, but I don’t have the space here for a book. Some called him ruthless. Creedence Clearwater’s John Fogerty dubbed him “Mr. Greed.” There was nothing in my decades of knowing Saul Zaentz that could possibly support that. There was never a producer that put out so much quality work. And there has never been anyone in the film business that had such an impact on my life. Y Rock Mal’s ‘Amadeus’ at

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F R I D AY jan u ary 1 7 — T H U R S D AY jan u ary 2 3 Movie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d l American Hustle (2:18) Docudramatic look at the Abscam scandal of the seventies stars Amy Adams and Christian Bale as grifters blackmailed by the FBI into taking down a New Jersey politico; Louis C.K. and Robert De Niro costar. l Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2:00) Ron Burgundy is back and as fatuous as ever as he heads to New York and stardom on the country’s first 24-hour news channel; Will Ferrell stars, of course. l August: Osage County (1:59) Dysfunctional family shenanigans as acid-tongued, newly widowed cancer patient Meryl Streep takes on daughter Julia Roberts and sundry other wellmeaning types. l Captain Phillips (2:13) Paul Greengrass docudrama about the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship and the relationship between its captain (Tom Hanks) and the leader of the Somali pirates (Barkhad Abdi). l Dallas Buyers Club (1:57) Biopic of Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texas cowboy who established a clearing house for legal and illegal alternative AIDS treatments from around the world. l Devil’s Due (1:29) Rosemary’s Baby redux as a newlywed finds herself impregnated by an evil force (not her husband) on her wedding night. l Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1:30) Amy Heckerling-Cameron Crowe comedy classic about teen angst and frolic stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn as Spicoli. l Frozen (1:42) The kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter, so Anna sets off to find her sister Elsa, who has isolated herself to protect her family from her frosty powers. l The Girls in the Band (1:27) Ear-filling documentary about the rich yet neglected history of female jazz instrumentalists features insights from Marian McPartland, Toshiko Akiyoshi and other giants. l Gravity (1:31) Venice Film Fest phenom about two astronauts who struggle to survive after they’re cast adrift in outer space; George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star. l The Great Beauty (2:22) Felliniesque satirical dramedy about an aging writer’s bittersweet adventures in beautiful, bizarre Rome. l Her (1:59) Lonesome social-network nerd Joaquin Phoenix falls truly, madly, deeply for his new computer operating system; Spike Jonze directs Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson as Samantha the robot. l The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2:41) Bilbo Baggins is back, joining 13 dwarves and a wizard in their quest to reclaim a lost kingdom; Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Orlando Bloom star. l The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2:26) Jennifer Lawrence is back as Games top dawg Katniss Everdeen, whose victory lap is met with angry, violent rebellion; Lenny Kravitz costars. l Inside Llewyn Davis (1:44) Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark dramedy about a Dylan-era Greenwich Village folksinger hustling his way up the show biz ladder; Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Oscar Isaac star. l The Invisible Woman (1:51) Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in the story of Charles Dickens’ lifelong muse and mistress, Nelly Wharton Robinson (Felicity Jones).

l Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (1:47) Prequel to Tom Clancy’s CIA thrillers stars Chris Pine as Ryan in his pre-spook days; Kenneth Branagh directs! l The Legend of Hercules (1:38) The son of Zeus endures slavery, bloodshed and gladiator school as he muscles his way to glory. l Lone Survivor (2:01) Four Navy SEALs head to Afghanistan to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah and find themselves outmanned and outgunned; Mark Wahlberg stars. l Nebraska (1:54) Alexander Payne dramedy follows a cantankerous old coot and his estranged son on a Midwestern road trip to claim a million-dollar grand prize; Bruce Dern and Will Forte star. l The Nut Job (1:26) Cartoon caper comedy about two rascally rodents and their plan to heist a nut store; Liam Neeson and Brendan Fraser vocalize. l The Past (2:10) Acclaimed Iranian drama about the looming divorce between a French woman and her estranged Iranian husband. l Philomena (1:37) Stephen Frears’ docudrama about an unwed mother’s attempts to track down her long-lost son; Judi Dench stars. l Ride Along Action comedy follows two cops on an unexpectedly wild night cruising the mean streets of Atlanta; Ice Cube stars. l Saving Mr. Banks (2:05) Behind-the-scenes look at Mary Poppins’ long and tumultuous journey from page to screen; Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as curmudgeonly adversary P.L. Travers. l The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1:54) James Thurber’s timeless tale of a nebbish everyman with a penchant for chronic daydreaming stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn. l 12 Years a Slave (2:14) Steve McQueen directs the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black New Yorker who was abducted and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South; Chiwetel Ejiofor stars. l Walking the Camino (1:24) Award-winning documentary follows six pilgrims as they trek Spain’s ancient 500-mile Camino de Santago Trail in search of spiritual awakening. l The Wolf of Wall Street (2:45) Leo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, the securities-fraud king of the 1990s; Martin Scorsese directs Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, Rob Reiner and Fran Lebowitz.

k New Movies This Week

American Hustle (R)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:25, 6:40, 9:55 Sun-Thu 12:20, 3:25, 6:40 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 6:30, 9:35 Sat-Mon 11:40, 3:20, 6:30, 9:35 Marin: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:55, 7, 10:05 Sun 12:45, 3:55, 7 Mon-Thu 3:55, 7 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:50, 7:15, 9, 10:25

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) August: Osage County (R)

Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:15, 2:10, 5, 8 Fairfax: 12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 9:35 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:45 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Sun 1:15, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:30, 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Captain Phillips (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 3:10 The Dallas Buyer’s Club (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 4:25, 9:45 * Devil’s Due (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5:20, 7:50, 10:25 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10:05 * Fast Times at Ridgemont High (R) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Frozen (PG) Fairfax: 12:10, 2:45, 5:10 Lark: Fri 5:15, 8 Sat 2:30, 5:15, 8 Sun-Mon 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Tue 4:30 Wed-Thu 4:30, 7:15 Northgate: Fri-Wed 2:15, 7:30; 3D showtimes at 11:25, 4:45, 10:10 Playhouse: Fri, Tue-Thu 4:15 Sat-Mon 1:40, 4:15 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:15, 4:35, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 1:50, 9:50 * The Girls in the Band (NR) Rafael: Fri 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat 2:45, 4:45, 7 (director Judy Chaikin, producer Nancy Kissock and local musicians Christy Dana, Laura Klein, Destiny Muhammed, Erika Oba and Ellen Seeling in person at 7pm show) Sun-Mon 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Tue-Thu 6:45, 8:45 Gravity (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:55, 7:20 The Great Beauty (NR) Rafael: Fri-Mon 4:30, 7:30 Tue-Thu 7:30 Her (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Sun-Thu 12, 3:30, 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:15 Sun-Thu 1, 4:10, 7:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:45, 6:50; 3D showtimes at 3:20, 10:15 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12, 3:25, 6:55, 10:10 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) Larkspur Landing: 10pm Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 Wed 11:20, 4:20 * The Invisible Woman (R) Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4:14, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1, 4:14, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:14, 7:15 * Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4, 6:50 Northgate: FriWed 11:55, 2:35, 5:25, 7:55, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:15, 5:15, 10; 3D showtimes at 2:50, 7:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:55, 5; 3D showtimes at 2:30, 7:30, 10 Lone Survivor (R) Cinema: Fri-Wed 1, 4, 7, 9:50 Regency: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 SunThu 1:20, 4:15, 7:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:15, 7:15 Nebraska (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:40, 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:50 * The Nut Job (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7, 9:10 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7 Northgate: Fri-Wed 2:45, 5:05, 7:25; 3D showtimes at 12:20, 9:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 3:25, 7:55; 3D showtimes at 1:10, 5:40, 10:15 The Past (NR) Rafael: Fri 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Sat-Sun 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Mon 1, 3:45 TueThu 6:30, 9:10 Philomena (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:35, 9:55 Playhouse: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sat 12:30, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sun-Mon 12:30, 4:30, 7 Tue-Thu 4:30, 7 Ride Along (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:25, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7, 9:50 Sat-Mon 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:50 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:40, 4, 7, 10 Sun 7 Mon-Thu 12:40, 4, 7 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 7:20 Sat-Mon 11, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:25, 6:15 12 Years a Slave (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:55, 7:05, 10:05 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 6:45, 9:30 Sun-Thu 6:45 Walking the Camino (NR) Rafael: Sat-Mon 2:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Fairfax: 7:35 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Tue-Thu 8 Sat-Mon 12, 4, 8 Playhouse: Fri, Tue-Thu 4, 7:45 Sat-Mon 12, 4, 7:45 Regency: 11:45, 3:45, 7:45 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7:45 Sat-Sun 12:15, 4, 7:45 Mon-Thu 4, 7:45

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules.

Clora Bryant is just one of the sassy, swingin’ ‘Girls in the Band,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.

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 january 17 - january 23, 2014 Pacific Sun 21

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

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Live music 01/17: Bradford Rock. 9pm. $5. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 578-2707. 01/17: Doc Kraft Dance Band Swing, latin, country, jazz, reggae. 8:30pm. $8. Fort Baker Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sommerville Road, Sausalito. 601-7858. 01/17: Junk Parlor 9:30pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/17: Lorin Rowan Trio 6:30pm. No cover. The Trident, Bridgeway, Sausalito. 01/17: Message of Love Pretenders tribute band. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 01/17: Playground People Dance Party With DJ Mike. 9pm. $10. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/17: Rock Candy Rock, pop covers. 8pm. $12. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 01/17: Stu Allen and Mars Hotel 9pm. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 01/17: Swoop Unit Mowtown, blues. 9:30pm. 8.00. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/18: Ike Stubblefield Hammond B3 virtuoso. 9pm. $20. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 01/18: Darryl Anders Agape Soul 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. 01/18: Honeydust Rock. 9pm. $10. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/18: Jazzitude Modern jazz. 9:30pm. $7.00. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/18: Jeff Derby Quartet Jazz. 6pm. No cover. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 01/18: Kelly Peterson Band Folk rock. 4pm. No cover. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/18: Kurt Huget and Friends Roots rock Americana. 2pm. Iron Springs Pub, Fairfax. 637-2496. 01/18: Radiance Kirtan Band Sri Krsna Kirtan with Radhanath and Kilimba. Organic, vegan and gluten-free dinner available 5-7pm from Radiance Cuisine. 7:30pm. $10-15. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. 01/18: Rolando Morales and Carlos Reyes Latin rock. 8pm. $10. Sausalito Sea-

horse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 01/18: The Backstabbers Rock, soul, blues. 9:30pm. $10. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/18: The T Sisters, Sibling Harmony Erika, Chloe and Rachel Tietjen sister singing group from 22 Pacific Sun January 17 - january 23, 2014

the East Bay. 8pm. $13-15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455-A E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. 01/18: Zoo Station Rock, pop covers. 9pm. $10. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. 01/19: Bonnie Hayes Band 8:30pm. $25. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 01/19: Dave Getz Jazz. 7pm. Free. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/19: Diamond Jazz Phil Diamond, flute; Philip Knudsen, drums; Mark Culbertson, bass; Russ Taylor, piano. 11:30am. No cover. Fenix, 919 Fourth St. , San Rafael. 813-5600. 01/19: Jesse Lee Kincaid & Friends “My Light” CD release show. 8:30pm. No cover. No Name Bar, Bridgeway, Sausalito. 01/19: Stephanie Teel Band With Roy Schmall, keyboards and vocals; Steve Valverde, vocals, bass and guitar and Steve Cameron, drums. 6:30pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St. , San Rafael. 813-5600.

01/19: Sunday Salsa With Julio Bravo y Salsabor 4pm dance lesson; 5pm live music

and dancing. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 01/19: The Continentals 8-11pm Erika and Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society form 4-7pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/19: Todos Santos Folk. 4pm. Free. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 4647420.

01/20: Open Mic with Austin DeLone

7:30pm. All ages. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 01/20: Open Mic with Derek Smith 8:30pm. Free. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 250-9756. 01/20: Open Mic with Simon Costa 8:30pm. Free. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/20: Peri’s Open Mic with Billy D Electric open mic. 9pm. No cover. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/21: Drake High Jazz Band Youth jazz. 7pm. Free. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420.

01/21: Piano Bluesday Austin Delone

8-11pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway Ave., Fairfax. 01/21: Swing Fever “The King of Swing, Benny Goodman.” 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 01/22: Bob Gordon and the UFOs Classic pop, Hawaiian, country rock. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 457-3993. 01/22: Dr. Mojo Band Soul, funk and R&B. 9pm. No cover. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 464-7420.

01/22: Jason Crosby and Friends with Lebo, Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester 8pm. $14-17. Sweet-

Bradford wants to revolutionize your night ... Straight out of San Francisco, and coming to rock the stage at George’s Nightclub is BRADFORD. The six-person band mixes influences from ‘60s and ‘70s rock and roll, ‘80s hair metal to ‘90s grunge. Bradford’s follow-up album Reload the Revolution is full of dynamic guitar riffs, complementary female and male vocals and, most importantly, rhythms that will make you dance. Lead singer Bret Bradford says, “If you’re not dancing, there’s something wrong with you.” Stop by George’s Friday, Jan. 17, at 9pm to celebrate the band’s album release party and first-year anniversary. Tickets $5. 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415/226-0262.—Stephanie Powell water, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 01/22: King and Ace Acoustic duo. 9pm. No cover. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. 01/22: Matt Heulitt and Friends 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/22: Pink Sabbath 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. 01/23: Dedicated Maniac 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 01/23: EMK Extreme solo acoustic guitar. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. 01/23: The Overcommitments Motown, soul, funk and classic rock. 8pm. $12. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. 01/24: Cisum Rock. 9pm. $5. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 578-2707. 01/24: Juke Joint Classic soul and R&B. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. 01/24: New Monsoon With Bo Carper, acoustic guitar and banjo; Jeff Miller, electric guitar; Phil Ferlino, keys. 9pm. $15-20. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax.

01/24: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

The Rainbow Girls open. 8pm. $30. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. 01/24: Nicolas Bearde Jazz vocalist. 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael . 813.5600. 01/24:Pop Rocks Pop, jam, dance. 9pm. $12-15. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200.

01/24: Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire - A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash 8pm. $8.

San Rafael Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 721-7661.

Lead singer Bret Bradford belts out rock ‘n’ roll jams that are sure to get you dancing.

Comedy 01/17: An Evening with Mort Sahl 8pm. $20-

25. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

01/18: How to Be an Earthling: A Comic Monologue By Wes ‘Scoop’ Nisker 8pm. $20-

35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

01/19: The Incredibly Handsome Comedians With Brad Warcock, Tim Lee, Monty Franklin

and Andrew Norelli. 7:30pm. $20-35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 3839600.

01/21: Tuesday Night Comedy with Mark Pitta and Friends Established headliners and

up and coming comics drop by and work on new material. $16-26. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 01/23: 3 Blonde Moms Critically acclaimed, nationally touring comedy show. 8pm. $20-35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre,142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600.

Theater 01/17-02/16: ‘Journey’s End’ 7:30pm Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sun. The Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555.

Through 01/26: ‘Return of the Forbidden Planet’ Curtain theater and Marin Onstage present. 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 3pm Sun. $15-25. Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato. 226-9353.

Concerts 01/18: The Marin Project: Music with a Mission With composer/guitarist Anastasi Mavrides Mary Liz Smith, piano; Susan Gundunas, vocals; Ryan Lukas, bass. All profits will benefit Homeward Bound Marin and the Salvation Army. 6pm. $100.

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

01/19 and 21: Marin Symphony: American Dream Alasdair Neale conducts works by Joseph

Schwantner and Copland. Noah Griffin narrates. Masterworks pre-concert talks Sunday at 2pm; Tuesday at 6:30pm. Free for ticket holders. 3pm Jan. 19; 7:30pm Jan. 21. $10-70. Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. 01/23: First Mate String Quartet 6pm. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773.

Dance 01/19: Love 2 Dance Movie Magic: Winter Performance Little feet and mini dancers (ages

2-6) showcase songs from popular children’s movies. 4pm. $20. Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. 01/21: Starduster Tuesday Dance and enjoy the music of the Starduster Orchestra. 7pm. $5. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370.

Art Through 02/28: Jeremy Morgan Mixed media paintings with photographic and collage elements. ArtWorks Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119.

Through 03/08: Artisans: Group Exhibition Artisans is a collective group founded in

Mill Valley in 1977. Hosted by Falkirk Cultural Center, this exhibition showcases works in oil, gouache, pastel, ink, charcoal, watercolor, photography, mixed media, sculpture and textiles. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 847-8272.

Through Dec. 2014: Tom Killion: In the Gallery Year long exhibition of original prints and

hand crafted books. 4:30pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960.

Kids Events 01/17: Golden Dragon Acrobats: Circus Ziva 8pm. Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium,

10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 01/18-19: A Year with Frog and Toad Bay Area Children’s Theatre Production as part of MTC’s Theater Series for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Willie Reale. Music by Robert Reale. Based on the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winning book series by Arnold Lobel. Directed by Lynda Bachman 10:30am and 12:30pm. $15-20. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5200.

01/19: 2014 Marin Young Playwrights Festival Features eight 10 minute plays written, directed and acted by Marin County teens. The MYPF celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools. 6pm. $5. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5200.

01/20: 16th Annual Marin City MLK Day Celebration Symbolic march at 10am from St.

Andrew’s Presbyterian Church to the Manzanita Recreation center where there will be a program of performances including empowering words from Marin City pastors, musical performances, a community choir and spoken word. Following the program will be a free Call to Action barbecue where attendees will be able to learn about ways to get involved in the local community. 10:30am. Free. Marin City Community Services District, 630 Drake Ave, Marin City. 332-1441 ext. 18. 01/20: Nature for Kids: Rush Creek Spend the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Bahia Ridge and wander among the green grass and oak trees look-

ing for winter wildlife. Bring lunch to enjoy at the top of the hill while we watch for hawks. No pets (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. David Herlocker will lead. 10am-1pm. Free. 893-9508.

Film 01/17: U.S. Border Policy Documentares Two short films demonstrate the impacts of US border policy on immigrants, border communities, human rights and the environment. HBO’s The Fence and Wild vs. Wall, a Sierra Club Borderlands production. C.O.M. Indian Valley Campus Novato 2pm. Free. Emeritus Students Room 10, Indian Valley Colleges, Novato. 898-0131.

Outdoors 01/18: Birds and History at Rush Creek Meet at the Pinheiro Fire Road gate on Binford Road in Novato. Meet a ranger for an evening hike at Rush Creek Preserve. Learn about the birds and animals that live in the area as well as some of the colorful history of the preserve. This is a fairly level walk, approximately 2 miles round-trip. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes (it could be muddy or slippery). Rain will cancel. 4-6pm. Free. 473-2816.

01/18: Habitat Restoration: Lake Lagunitas Broom Removal Help remove weed wrenches

and French broom from the shore of Lake Lagunitas. Meet at the Lagunitas Parking area, at the end of Sky Oaks Rd off of Bolinas Road in Fairfax. Parking passes will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants, dress for variable weather and bring a reusable water bottle. Breakfast snacks, water, tools and inspiration provided. 9am. Free. 49 Sky Oaks Rd Fairfax. 945-1128.

01/18: Walking in Galileo’s Footsteps: Exploring the Winter Night Sky Join Sonoma County Astronomical Society member and avid amateur astronomer Phil Cannon for an evening of guided star searching and planet tracking. Use binoculars and a spotting scope to explore the sky as Galileo did 400 years ago. The earth’s moon, several beautiful open star clusters and the moons of Jupiter will be visible. Meet at the Millerton Point parking lot on Hwy 1 near Marshall. Please wear warm clothes and bring binoculars, telescope or spotting scope if you have them. Warm drinks and cookies will be provided. 6pm. Free. Millerton Point, Tomales Bay State Park, Hwy 1, Marshall. 898-4362 ext. 204.

Readings 01/17: Tiffany Baker “Mercy Snow.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/18: Stephanie Lehmann “Astor Place Vintage.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/19: Jacob Needleman “An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth.” 1pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/19: Karla McLaren “The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/19: Pauline and Arthur Frommer Modern budget travel was practically invented by Frommer a few decades ago with his book “Europe on $5 a Day.” The Frommer’s discuss the relaunch of Frommer Guidebooks, with 30 new travel guides in two formats. 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/20: Jay Harman “The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.

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01/21: Mark Shaw “The Poison Patriarch.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 01/22: olivia Laing “The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking .” 7pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.

Community Events (Misc.) 01/17: An Afternoon in Conversation with david Broza The multi-platinum Israeli

pop star and peace activist will chat, discuss his life, career, sing a few songs and sign his new CD, “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem.” 3:30pm. Free. Please preregister. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 444-8000.

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Ardagh’s latest book, “Better than Sex,” describes the ecstatic art of awakening coaching: how anyone can become a support to anyone else in discovering the Open Secret. 7pm. Free. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. 01/17: Finances@50+ The YWCA of SF and Marin, the AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation believe everyone can benefit from smart money habits. Free three-part 90 minute workshops will help participants build habits that can improve their financial situation. Reservations required. Free. YWCA-Marin, 4380 Redwood Hwy Suite A-1, San Rafael. 479-9922.

01/17: Phil Cousineau : The Writer’s Journey: From Inspiration to Publication A mythic evening of creativity following

a writer’s odyssey from the spark of inspiration and choosing of mentors to struggles with critics and designers, editors and marketing. 6pm. $40. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/18: Elizabeth Cohen “The Hypothetical Girl .” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960.

01/18: Inspired by the Tree Spirits - Totally New Approach to French Coils, with Richard Feather Anderson Through dowsing and

interspecies communication methods with a dozen young fruit tree spirits, Richard received instructions to make copper spirals that mimicked mathematical musical harmonic ratios. Presented by Golden Gate Dowsers, ASD. Basic dowsing instruction will also be offered. 1:30pm. Town Center of Corte Madera, Adm. Bldg. Rm 201, 770 Tamalpias Dr., Corte Madera. 564-6419. 01/18-19: Lama Lodro Teachings Noon6pm. $108 for both days. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191.

VidEo A night to dismember ... Roundly panned by critics and audiences alike, THE PURGE somehow managed to open #1 last summer, and it hit shelves in October with a 30-to-1 return on its minuscule budget. But it remains a dud in the eyes of most, If you think a late payment fee on your credit card is the worst of it, it and I’m mystified how could be worse ... at least you don’t have to worry about ‘The Purge.’ a thriller that fires on so many cylinders—social irony, clutching suspense, a great performance against type by Ethan Hawke and frightening, frightening baddies—could be disliked by so many. Hawke plays a home-security systems installer fresh off his best sales year and father to a family he supports in lavish L.A. style at their newly-remodeled manse. Dinner over, they settle in for the evening as metal shades and bars lower—at their house and across America—in preparation for the Purge: The one night each year when laws are scrubbed and anything is permitted—responsible, it’s said, for the return of social order and the lowest crime rate in the nation’s history. Least lucky after 7pm are the homeless, the caught-out and those with grudges against them. But the night has human id driving it too, and any tall nail seems open for the hammer. Rent it for the scares and more: I doubt that our young will be lotto-ed anytime soon into thunderdome death-matches with throw-axe, spear and bow. But watching this little gutwrencher I felt that the weird logic of the Purge, or the idea it allegorizes, could come in a heartbeat.—Richard Gould prep your pages for writing. Learn how to create journal pockets and storage areas to hold trip memorabilia, and get tips on how to alter and incorporate travel photos into your journal. 1pm. $70. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960.

01/21: Explore The Yoga of Radiant Presence with Peter Brown Using straightforward

language, Peter invites you to deepen your exploration and discovery of divine actuality. 7:30pm. $10 donation. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191.

01/21: Trivia Night Hosted by Howard Rachelson Enjoy the finest of trivia, hosted by

trivia master Howard Rachelson. Drink/food specials. Prizes for top scoring teams. 6:30pm. Free. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera , Mill Valley. 388-3850.

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01/21: Using Improv for Public Speaking

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Help alleviate the fear of public speaking by using the skills learned in improv. Hone your elevator pitch and be comfortable in presentations. Presented by Improv Consultants. Meets every Tuesday for 4 weeks. 6pm. $100-200. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115. 01/22: REI Snowshoeing Basics Join experienced REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Dr., Suite 201, Corte Madera. 927-1938.

your empathy for a nasty neighbor, your marriage, your parents ... you can bring it back to life with words. In this class, you will read excerpts from fabulous writers working with memories, learn techniques for delving into our own and find ways to keep working at home. 9:30am. $65. Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. 01/18: Saturday Book Sale Sale features books on psychology, exercise and fitness. 9am. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292. With Adriana Marchione. Two day intensive workshops are offered twice a year and are designed to give participants an experiential understanding of Tamalpa’s work in movement based healing arts. 10am-5pm. $200. Mountain Home Studio, , Kentfield. 457-8555.

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01/22: Voice of the Community: Marin County Civil Grand Jury Spend a fascinating

hour finding out about the important role of the Civil Grand Jury and how it directly impacts our community. Sharon Hunter and Stephen Gach, members of the 2011/12 Marin County Grand Jury, will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Grand Jury room where dedicated citizens monitor and investigate local services and agencies. You’ll learn a lot and may be inspired to serve as a Grand

Juror too. 7pm. Free. Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 457-5629.

01/23: Africa Travel Lecture: Planning Your African Safari Join seasoned traveler, photographer and guide Cindi LaRaia as she provides invaluable information on planning a safari, the difference between East Africa and southern African countries, types of recreational activities and exotic wildlife, accommodation options, best time to visit and more! 7pm. Free. Sausalito City Hall Council Chambers, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121.

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Owner Jeff Cerciello of Farmshop in Larkspur presents a menu showcasing local bounty. Cosponsored by Edible Marin & Wine Country magazines. Tickets are $55, including dinner. 6:30pm. $55. Homeward Bound of Marin: The Next Key Center, 1385 N Hamilton Parkway, Novato. 382-3363 x243. http:\bit.lyFSchefevents. 01/23: Learn to Solder Interested in electronics projects but don’t know how to solder? Learn to solder with a simple electronics project that teaches basic soldering. You’ll get an easy to assemble kit with a printed circuit board, electronic components and all required hardware to solder and create a finished item. The class is open to all ages although kids under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 7pm. $5 at door. The Marin School, 150 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 01/24-26: Gem Faire Take advantage of the prices for quality jewelry. Over 70 importers, exporters and manufacturers will be on hand to exhibit and sell a glittering selection of gems, jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and more. Finished and unfinished jewelry, rare gemstones and jewelry-making tools will also be available. Noon-6pm Jan.24; 10am-6pm Jan.25; 10am-5pm Jan.26. Free admission. Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. or ✹

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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: or 415-785-3513 HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Classes A rewarding, relaxing and stress free method for birthing your baby. Experience the joy of birthing your baby in an easier and more comfortable manner. You will learn how to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth. Five- 2-1/2 hour classes in which you learn how, through the power of your own mind, to create your body’s own natural relaxant and, with your birth companion, create a calm, serene and joyful birthing environment, whether at home, birth center or hospital. You CAN be relaxed during your labor and birth and give the gift of a gentle birth to your baby. SPACE LIMITED – SIGN UP SOON. Click on HypnoBirthing and then Class Registration & Information. THESE CLASSES MAKE A GREAT BABY SHOWER GIFT. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Group for Women. Please join us for this ongoing experiential group on Mondays, 11:30 - 1:00p. We will explore how horses, with their innate sense of empathy, heal through your own personal processes issues of grief, loss, trauma, ongoing depression and anxiety. Our workshop will introduce you to our equine therapy partners who will introduce you to the profound healing nature of horses and the varied ways they communicate. Each participant will be offered the individual experience of connecting with our horses who are skilled in facilitating healing. There will be time to process before and after each group. Group size will be limited to 6 participants to maximize personal attention. No previous horse experience necessary as we will do most therapeutic exercises on the ground. This group is presented by Equine Insight and Judy Weston-Thompson, MFT, CEIP-MH (MFC#23268, PCE#4871). Judy has been using equine facilitated psychotherapy in her psychotherapy practice since 2006. Please see our website for sign up availability Or email us for more at equine EQUINE FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP FOR THERAPISTS AND MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS - starts January 29 for six weeks. Offered by Equine Insight at Willow Tree Stables, Novato. Wednesdays, 10:30a - 12:00p. As therapists and mental health workers, we are surrounded by the pain of others while we live our own lives filled with challenges. Keeping ourselves healthy is paramount to keeping our businesses successful so we can continue to help others. Please join us for this experiential group where we will explore how horses, with their innate sense of empathy, heal through your own personal processes. Our workshop will introduce you to our equine therapy partners who will challenge you with their profound healing nature and the varied ways they communicate. Each participant will be offered the individual experience of connecting with our horses who are skilled in facilitating healing. There will be time to process before and after each group. 2 CEU's offered per session. Group size will be limited to 6 participants to maximize personal attention. No previous horse experience necessary as we will do most therapeutic exercises on the ground. This group is presented by Judy Weston-Thompson, MFT, CEIP-MH (MFC#23268, PCE#4871). Judy has been using equine psychotherapy in her practice since 2006. Please see our website to sign up - or email us at LOSE WEIGHT WITH HYPNOSIS. Do you want to lose weight, but can't control cravings, and dread dieting? Hypnosis is the most powerful tool for long-term weight loss. For over 25 years, Marin resident Donna Hale has helped celebrities, Olympian athletes, models, and many others successfully lose weight with comfort and ease. Donna’s next six-session Hypnotherapy Weightloss Program starts Tuesday, January 28th. Easy, affordable and fun! Space limited. Individual sessions also available. For more information, call Donna Hale, MA, CBT, CHT at 415.408.8839

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Fictitious Name Statement

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133677 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business BAY AREA METAL FABRICATORS, 1960 MANDELA PARKWAY, OAKLAND, CA 94608: CHRISTINE MARIE SAVOY, 12840 ENCANTO WAY, REDDING, CA 96003. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on DECEMBER 16, 2013. (Publication Dates: December 27; January 3, 10, 17, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133685 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. GIRLFRIENDS, 10 MEADOW AVENUE, KENTFIELD, CA, 94904: FARIS CONROY LLC, 10 MEADOW AVENUE, KENTFIELD, CA, 94904. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 17, 2013. (Publication Dates: December 27; January 3, 10, 17, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133637 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. MORGAN GLOBAL, 2122 CENTRO EAST, TIBURON, CA, 94920: MORGAN LANE INC, 2122 CENTRO EAST, TIBURON, CA, 94920. This business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 10, 2013. (Publication Dates: December 27; January 3, 10, 17, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133593 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. WILLOW STREET PROPERTIES, 143 WILLOW AVE, CORTE MADERA, CA, 94925: WILLIAM H HINTON, 22 SCENIC RD, FAIRFAX, CA, 94930 AND TED ROSE, 52 VARDA LANDING, SAUSALITO, CA, 94965. This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 1, 1976 and the fictitious name had expired more than 40 days ago. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 2, 2013. (Publication Dates: December 27; January 3, 10, 17, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133703 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business WILDLIFE DETECTIVES, 1368 LINCOLN AVE #208, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAVID MARTINS, 2500 DEER VALLEY RD. #1232, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 2, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 19, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133725 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. KOJIMA COMPANY, 1005 A STREET SUITE #202, SAN RAFEL, CA 94901; SARAH CANIZZARO, 1005 A STREET SUITE #202, SAN RAFEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 24, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013133742 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. HELPING SURVIVORS MANAGE, 416 SHERWOOD DRIVE #103, SAUSALITO, CA 94965; KATHLEEN REED, 416 SHERWOOD DRIVE #103, SAUSALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has been transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since December 10, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133734 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. SIGNATURE APPLIANCE, 64 DURAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903; MARCO PALOMBI, 64 DURAN DR., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133735 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. GRACE, AEGIS LIVING 5555 PARADISE DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925; PARI GOLCHEHREH, 847 BANCROFT AVE, SAN LEANDRO, CA 94577. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 26, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013133668 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business MOLINAMARKET.COM, 123 HIGHLAND LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: ANDREW F. KOUTSOUKOS, 123 HIGHLAND LANE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 10, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 13, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013133750 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. MUSE & ASSOCIATES, 108 CALEDONIA ST. SUITE B, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: VANDA MARLOW, 1763 BRIDGEWAY, SASALITO, CA 94965. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on December 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on December 27, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133673 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business, MARIN SURGICAL CONSULTING, 4 SAN MARCOS CT, NOVATO CA 94945; STEPHANIE ZEITER, 5 SAN MARCOS CT. NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since 11/15/2013. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on DECEMBER 16, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 10, 17, 24 & 31 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014133772 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business WHITECAPS MARINE OUTFITTERS, 240 LOWER VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: WHITECAPS FOUL WEATHER GEAR LLC, 240 LOWER VIA CASITAS, GREENBRAE, CA 94904.

This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 8, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 2, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014133845 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. DELTA PACKS, 26 OLIVE AVE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: IAIN C. BURNETT, 26 OLIVE AVE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 6, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 10, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133809 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. OUR TOWN AMERICA OF SAN FRANCISCO NORTH BAY, 369 THIRD STREET UNIT B # 653, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: SUZANNE DUPRIES, 369 THIRD STREET UNIT B # 653, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 7, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133818 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. MORETTI FAMILY DAIRY, STEMPLE VIEW FARMS, 3000 WHITAKER BLUFF ROAD, PETALUMA, CA 94952: DAWN MONIQUE MORETTI & MICHAEL LAWRENCE MORETTI, 3000 WHITAKER BLUFF ROAD, PETALUMA, CA 94952. This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 9, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014133817 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. CRABBY UNCLE LAV-Y’S FUNTIME JAMBOREE AND PURVEYORS OF THE FINEST MMA, LAVIN MMA, LAVIN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 655 DEL GANADO ROAD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: JOHN LAVIN 655 DEL GANADO ROAD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 9, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133830 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. DASHING DESI, 4 MIWOK WAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: HAMZA HASHIM SALEHBHAI, 4 MIWOK WAY, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 9, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014133829 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. MCC SKIN, 216 MARIN AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MARIA C. ASKHED, 216 MARIN AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business

name(s) listed herein on January 15, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 9, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014)

Other Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CV 1400081. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners ROBERTO FELICI & CHRISTIE KIM GENTRY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JORDAN ALEXANDER FELICI to JORI ALEXANDER FELICI. 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: FEBUARY 25, 2014 8:30 AM, 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: JANUARY 9, 2014 /s/ ROY O. CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (Publication Dates: JANUARY 17, 24, 31; FEBUARY 2, 2014) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304522 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): LYNNE ALLEN PR, 32 JEWELL STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: JANUARY 18, 2012. Under File No: 2012128590. Registrant’s Name(s): JENNIFER PLAA, 32 JEWELL STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. FLAA CONSULTING, 32 JEWELL STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on DECEMBER 23, 2013. (Publication Dates: JANUARY 17, 24, 31; FEBUARY 7, 2014) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FLORENCE GENEVIEVE O’BRIEN. Case No. PR-1400126. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of FLORENCE GENEVIEVE O’BRIEN, SISTER MARY THADDEUS, GENEVIEVE O’BRIEN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ELAINE BARBARA O’BRIEN in the Superior Court of California, County of MARIN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ELAINE BARBARA O’BRIEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: FEBUARY 10, 2014 at 8:30AM. in Dept: H, Room: H, of the Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at

Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive Room 113, San Rafael, CA 94903. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: ELAINE BARBARA O’BRIEN, 72 LAKE FOREST COURT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131. (415) 362-9134. (Publication Dates: JANUARY 17, 24, 31)

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What's Your sign?

Week of January 17 – January 23, 2014


ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Your week started with an emphasis on your home sector thanks to the full moon. Maybe you’re pregnant or maybe your lease is up—either way, big news will knock on your door Jan. 20. If you’re looking for the final piece to finish up a newly reorganized room, now’s the time to bargain hunt—that ceramic floral vase is one trip away. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Revise your resume and airbrush that headshot—career news is on its way! This week self-promotion is your key to success. If you’re hoping for a little money on the side or to receive recognition for a freelance project Jan. 17 is the day to tweet, Instagram and promote yourself and your ideas. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Got a toothache? No one actually enjoys the dentist chair, but your pearly whites—or, in your case, coffee-stained yellows—will greatly appreciate your sacrifice. With five planets in Capricorn, it’s no shock if your teeth, bones and health are struggling to feel top-notch. Schedule a checkup on Jan. 23. CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Love is in the air and in Saturn. With Saturn firmly planted in Scorpio, your house of true love, Jan. 19 you can’t help but see hearts everywhere you look. Think of this as a celestial recharge. You’re ready for the next level. You can finally tell him he needs to wash his own dishes when he stays over at your house. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) Get lost, Leo! No, seriously, get out of town. On Jan. 20 Mercury and Uranus unite forces to push you out the door and in the right direction. You need a little surprise in your life and who better to experience it with than your significant other. If you’re single, this is the day to signal your prospective love with grand gestures—try a trip in a new setting. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) You’ve been working hard and playing hard. With all of your work and social events pilling up you may have started to develop a double-life persona like Bruce Wayne and Batman. Stress less, Virgo—look through the recent additions in your phonebook before putting the finishing touches on a large project. Your mingling will serve its purpose with the help of a new connection. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Make a vision board and set your intention on Jan. 21! Mars is in Libra, giving you a celestial advantage. Make your list, check it twice and prepare to get your way. Think big—this isn’t the time to focus on manifesting coupons to your favorite store. What do you want most out of the next year? Write it down and watch it happen. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) Pack your bags, your parents miss you! It may be post-holidays in your mind, but you’re still on your parents’ minds. Don’t be shocked on Jan.19 when mom sends her first text to you. That’s how you know she’s desperate. A little family time does the soul good and there’s nothing like time in your hometown to remind you of your roots. And where you got drunk for the first time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) It doesn’t matter how many hours are in a day because you’ve been spending all of them working. Don’t get down, your hard work didn’t go unnoticed, but the stars are giving you a break. Jan. 19 marks a new day with a shifted agenda. Focus on your creative side and brainstorming. Don’t worry—you won’t be stuck behind a desk. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) It’s time to think about your better half. Whether that be your tennis partner or life partner. You have the opportunity to strengthen a vital relationship on Jan. 22. Don’t get caught up on all of the minute details, think big because decisions made after the full moon are set to stay in place for a long time, maybe even forever. If you like it, you should put a ring on it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Big news is coming your way! With the help of Mars on Jan. 19, prepare to hear about a project you started on the side. Work may feel monotonous and you’re ready for a change. Obsessively check your email on Monday, Jan. 20—you may find the fulfilling, creative opportunity of your dreams waiting for you in your inbox. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) Dim the lights and make a fire—you and yours are in for the weekend. With Jupiter in your house of true love, it’s no wonder you’ve been humming Barry Manilow all week long. Make sure the fridge is stocked and you have ample tinder for the fire—you’re going to have some long nights ahead of you. Y january 17-January 23, 2014 Pacific Sun 27

Pacific Sun January 17, 2014- Section 1  

Section 1 of the January 17, 2014 edition of the pacific Sun Weekly

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