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Johnny Colla’s letter [“There’s a Reason ‘Heart of Rock & Roll’ Doesn’t Namecheck Marin,” Jan. 3] is right on. This project [the Huey Lewis and the News saxophonist suggested a San Francisco rock ’n’ roll museum, instead of the Marin-based music center that’s been in the works] is already underway in San Francisco under the direction and vision of SF singer/songwriter Rudy Colombini of the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Rudy’s grand creation, Music City SF, is an ambitious and magnificent tribute to the musical legacy of this great city. Its mission is to “create a synergistic space offering a sensory explosion designed to inspire, entertain, educate, and elevate humanity through the power and language of music.” Music City SF includes a Rock and Roll Galleria of Fame, rehearsal studios and Summer of Love residences. Music City SF is the heart and soul of rock and roll. I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it. Fiona Fairchild, Mt. Tam

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Those who forget history are doomed to ignore county plan

The League of Women Voters of Marin County commends Peter Seidman (“Unhappy Landing,” Jan. 3) on his excellent historical lesson about Marin’s extensive planning process that led to the development of the first countywide plan in 1971. The heart of that process was the creation of the three-corridor policy, including the City-Centered Corridor where all development was to occur in the urbanized areas along and connected to Highway 101. (The other corridors are the Inland and the Coastal Recreation. In 2007 a Baylands Corridor was added to the plan to protect Marin’s shoreline.) The success of that plan in the past 42 years has protected the rural and open spaces of Marin from development, creating the landscape of today’s Marin that has drawn so many new residents during those years. It also should be noted that major concepts in that policy have been incorporated into the succeeding countywide plans as well as the general plans of Marin’s cities and towns. All who weigh in on issues related to development and land use should be aware of the history of the countywide plan and the importance of its concepts, which allow Marin to protect its natural environment while providing a blueprint for the measured growth it needs to provide for a vibrant future. Ann Batman, League of Women Voters of Marin County

I just wanted to express to you my deepest gratitude for the article Jason Walsh wrote on Marcia Blackman [“The Moose That Roared,” Jan. 17]. She was my neighbor my entire life until the day she passed. In fact, she would say I was the closest thing to a child she ever had. She always liked to tell me she “knew me since I was in my mom’s belly.” When I was informed she was sick in early November, naturally, I wanted to see her and spend time with her. But in perfect Marcia style, she wanted to go her way and there was no arguing with it. I never got to say my goodbyes in person, although I did write her an extensive letter just to let her know what she meant to me—which I delivered on Christmas morning. I got a response via email ... and I’ll cherish that email always. I know I was exposed to things I never should have seen at my tender young age, from her keychain that read “Oversexed” to the plaster cast of her behind hanging on the wall in the living room ... to an, ahem, artful stained-glass window of a woman fully nude, sitting Indian style. Yeah, some would say it was child abuse. I call it character building. We RARELY agreed on anything and got into staunch arguments to the point where I’d walk out of her house. She drove me absolutely nuts sometimes. But you know what? I’m gonna miss it. I’m gonna miss her coming out of the house when she sees me drive up, I’m gonna miss the debate, and I’m gonna miss my Crazy Moosie! You embodied her perfectly in your words—I laughed and cried at your article. You had me in hysterics nodding, yep ... that’s my Marcia!! She was a character. Thank you for that touching tribute. Kim Schaffer, KGO Radio

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his week a new nonprofit organization presented a proposal that could put Marin in the forefront of water-use and drought-fighting strategies in California. A member of the Marin Municipal Water district board, Cynthia Koehler, is co-founder of an organization called WaterNow. Koehler is an attorney who specializes in water policy. Along with Koehler at the organization is co-founder Audrey Finci, a management consultant who worked at Levis Strauss; Gap, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company. On the team joining Koehler and Finci is third co-founder Kathleen Moazed, who served as chief of staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, among other accomplishments. The formation of the nonprofit organization comes at a time when the Marin water district and other water agencies across the state just recorded their driest year on record. WaterNow took a proposal for a memorandum of understanding to the Marin County Board of Supervisors this week that would create the foundation of a pilot project that could result in innovative connections between government, business and sustainability proponents. It also could end up pointing the way to extend the state’s water supply without siphoning off critical supplies of river water. That may be a blue-sky scenario, but virtually all experts in the water-use field agree that more efficient strategies of supplying water and

using it more wisely can yield big benefits. The threat of a major drought, like the one the state now contemplates, could be the catalyst to transform water-use strategies. Profligate and inefficient water use by agribusiness will remain a contentions issue in the state, but the strategies that WaterNow proposes could go a long way to creating a new kind of water-use activism that would push the needle on the sustainability dial, especially for water agencies and customers in districts similar to Marin. According to the newly created WaterNow website, “Today’s best opportunities are at the beginning and the end of the water use cycle. Source water landscapes— watersheds—provide enormously important services capturing, storing, filtering and releasing water for downstream consumption. Ensuring the health of this green infrastructure is vital for water quality and supply. Once potable water has reached our homes and businesses, there are major opportunities for conserving and reusing this expensive resource that we are only now, and slowly, beginning to employ.” The proposal that Marin supervisors saw this week involves participating in something called the Mill Valley/Marin County Sustainable Water Pilot Project. The goal of the project would focus on creating strategies to save water, conserve energy and increase water supply security. Working toward those goals also would help reduce water bills and enhance eco-

nomic development. Promoting methods to use graywater, for instance, is a major part of the WaterNow rollout in Marin. “Given our current drought conditions, this collaboration could not be more timely,” Supervisor Kate Sears said in a statement. “Graywater and water capture systems allow us to use water more efficiently and be better stewards of our water and energy resources. I’m excited about the launch of this pilot project.” If all goes well, other participants in the project will be the Marin Municipal Water District, the city of Mill Valley, the Tamalpais Community Services District and the

Marin Builders Association. The WaterNow goals to promote sustainable water use and technologies fall into two broad categories: restoring and maintaining watershed land in the state and promoting what WaterNow calls “urban water use.” That includes recycling and reusing water. It also involves reducing the amount of potable water used for irrigations and other outdoor purposes. In Marin that outdoor use accounts for about 60 percent of the total supply. Chris DeGabriele, general manager of the North Marin Water District, says residents still are watering their lawns

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››newsgrams Survey of veterans in the legal system County officials are launching a survey this month to gather information about veterans caught up in the Marin legal system—some of whom may be entitled to alternatives to incarceration under state law. The one-month survey, created to monitor and assist veterans weaving in and out of the court system, is led by the county’s Veterans Services Officer Sean Stephens, Deputy District Attorney A.J. Brady and Chief Deputy Public Defender David Brown. Specifically, they’re seeking out veterans who might have been exposed to post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse or mental health problems during or after their military service. They could be entitled to additional legal protections. “We are looking into helping more veterans who are in the court system connect with Veterans Administration services as well as those who may be eligible to find legal relief,” Stephens said. “The survey could really help them, but they need to know about it.” According to officials, for about a year, members of the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, Superior Court, the Probation Department, Health and Human Services and veterans organizations have collaborated to align the criminal justice system with various veterans sentencing programs. The focus now lies on veterans who are willing to selfidentify as serving in the military to a judge, attorney or a sheriff’s deputy. The county jail is now tracking veterans during the booking process and the Public Defender’s Office is tracking through its case statistics. “The whole idea is to get them the help they need and deserve,” Stephens said. According to Stephens, a successful program would save money for the county and room at the jail because off-site rehabilitation programs for veterans would be funded with federal dollars. “People who served our country deserve this,” Brown said. For more information on the services available, fliers are posted in the lobbies of the Marin County Courthouse, the Public Defender’s Office and the Marin County Jail. —Stephanie Powell Marin ranks No. 2in whooping cough Whoop, there it is—at least that’s the case in Marin, where we’ve seen a troubling rise in whooping cough cases the past year. The contagious respiratory disease had the state by the throat in 2013—and Marin saw the second-highest rate of all California counties (behind Nevada County). According to a recently released California Department of Public Health report, Marin called in 173 cases of pertussis last year—that’s 68 cases per 100,000 residents. The total of cases statewide nearly doubled—going from 1,023 in 2012 to 1,904 in 2013. Pertussis—also known as whooping cough or the 100 days cough—is a bacterial disease in which sufferers experience from six to 10 weeks of severe coughing fits. It can be especially harsh on children, and very serious in children under 1. Pertussis spreads rapidly in schools; in Marin, 26 schools reported cases last year, with the majority occurring in May and June. Whooping cough rates vary from year to year, according to the CDPH. Marin typically ranks high on the statewide list—finishing first in 2010. The best way to prevent outbreaks is through vaccination, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO reported 81,000 deaths worldwide from pertussis in 2010; the disease affects about 48.5 million people annually. —Jason Walsh Hey football fans! Don’t let your “end zone” be the county jail this Super Bowl Sunday—don’t drink and drive. The Marin County Avoid 13 DUI Coalition will be deploying “saturation patrols” and checkpoints around the county this weekend and, according to an Avoid 13 press release, “every regularly scheduled patrol officer working will be watching for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving before, during, and after the game.” There will be a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 1, in San Rafael from 6pm to 2am; DUI saturation patrols on the prowl on Super Bowl Sunday beginning at 3pm. For info call 415/485-3045. —JW January 31 - february 6, 2014 Pacific Sun 5


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Rising insecurity Like most, NSA more interested in Angry Birds than intelligence by Jacob Shafe r

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he National Security Agency has collected—is collecting as I type—cell phone, e-mail and other records from millions of citizens (American and otherwise) with little meaningful oversight. About this there is no serious debate. In July Marin Congressman Jared Huffman voted for a defense appropriations amendment that would have curtailed those collections; 204 of his House colleagues joined the Democrat from San Rafael, but it wasn’t enough. To some this massive spying operation—perhaps the largest in history—is an honest effort to bolster national security and ferret out terrorists, and if you aren’t a terrorist what are you worried about? To others it’s an unacceptable intrusion, a blatant violation of the Fourth and other amendments, period, end of paragraph. (That second group had plenty to According to the New America Foundation, the government’s collection say this week, when documents of our Angry Birds scores ‘has had no discernible impact on preventing leaked by NSA whistleblower Ed- acts of terrorism.’ ward Snowden revealed that the NSA has been gathering personal in the U.S. since 9/11 and found that “trainfo about people’s marital status and sex- ditional investigative methods, such as the ual preference via such smartphone apps as use of informants, tips from local commuAngry Birds.) nities, and targeted intelligence operations, Then there are people, maybe a majorprovided the initial impetus for investigaity, who straddle the line. They don’t like tions in the majority of cases, while the the idea of government agents intercepting contribution of NSA’s bulk surveillance and hoarding their private communicaprograms to these cases was minimal.” tions, but they also don’t like the idea of How minimal? Metadata collection, planes crashing into buildings. They wonauthorized under section 215 of The USA der if the two things are connected and, if Patriot Act, played a role in less than 2 so, how much. percent of domestic cases and less than 5 Not much, if you believe a recent report percent of foreign cases, NAF found. by the nonpartisan New America Founda“The overall problem for U.S. countertion (NAF). terrorism officials is not that they need NSA gathers what it calls “metadata,” vaster amounts of information from the large chunks of information (our informa- bulk surveillance programs, but that they tion) through which it sifts to find suspidon’t sufficiently understand or widely cious patterns, like ripples in a stream. share the information they already possess They don’t care about the text message that was derived from conventional law you sent your mistress or the phone call enforcement and intelligence techniques,” you made to your pot dealer, unless your concluded NAF (the White House’s own mistress and pot dealer also happen to be review committee basically agrees). In building a dirty bomb. So goes the comother words: we don’t need more phone pany line. records, we need better intelligence. And And possibly it’s true. But is it working? we don’t need to shred the Constitution to No, said NAF. Or, to quote directly: “Surmake ourselves safer. veillance of American phone metadata has There may be no serious debate about had no discernible impact on preventing what the NSA is doing, but a debate about acts of terrorism.” why seems long overdue. Y NAF analyzed 225 cases of al-QaedaContribute to NSA’s “Shafer File” at jacobsjottings@gmail.com. linked individuals charged with terrorism

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1. What two Marin county residents performed live, along with their superstar group (which one?), at the recent Grammy Awards? 2. What flower is named for the phrase “the eye of the day?” 3. Oregon and New Jersey were the last two states to prohibit car drivers from what? 4. Name the authors of these novels that were turned into successful films: 4a. Da Vinci Code 4b. Twilight 4c. The Notebook

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5. Scientists claim that hippopotamus’ milk, as well as yak’s milk, is frequently what color? 6. Television and the internet were introduced by King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 1999 to what land known as the hermit kingdom of the Himalayas? 7. During what part of a day can these two kinds of eclipses occur: Day or night? 7a. A solar eclipse 7b. A lunar eclipse

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8. Last July 6, 2013, a passenger jet crashed on arrival at SFO; what airline, from what country, was involved? 9. The internet suffix “.com” is an abbreviation for what? 10. Jackie weighs 136 pounds plus one-third of his weight. How much does Jackie weigh in all? BONUS QUESTION: Continuously since 1879, London’s Royal Shakespeare Company’s most performed play has been what? Howard Rachelson invites you to future Team Trivia Contests, all at 6:30pm. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Wednesday, Feb 12, at the Broken Drum in San Rafael and Tuesday, Feb 18, at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley. Contact howard1@triviacafe.com for more info.

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< 5 Fifty shades of graywater and landscaping even though the irrigation isn’t needed. North Marin serves Novato residents and properties around the basin of Tomales Bay. The district receives about 80 percent of its water supply from the Sonoma County Water Agency’s supply stored in Lake Sonoma. North Marin customers also use about 60 percent of their supply outdoors. “You go outside these days, and it’s in the 70s in the afternoon,” says DeGabriele, “and people think their lawn needs to be irrigated, and they see their plants are stressed. But really, the lawn is dormant this time of the year, and the plants will recover from the stress. The message to customers really is for them to turn off their outdoor irrigation at this time of the year. Save that water for later when it’s needed.” The North Marin district is encouraging customers to generally conserve, with no specific targets as yet. The Sonoma County agency also has called for a general effort. DeGabriele says that if the lack of rain continues, he suspects his agency and Sonoma will call for a 20 percent cutback, which would mirror Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide call for a 20 percent voluntary reduction. The Marin district went a step further recently when it called for customers to reduce water consumption by 25 percent.

The board of the Marin district chose that target because it mirrors a mandatory cutback if less than 40,000 acre-feet are in district reservoirs on April 1. The district will institute a 10 percent mandatory cutback if there are less than 50,000 acre-feet in the reservoirs on April 1. After the governor called for the 20 percent reduction statewide, district staff pulled together a proposal for the district to match the governor’s target. The district board, however, decided that the 25 percent target made more sense because it would reduce any confusion by matching the mandatory 25 percent target if needed on April 1. Although forecasts called for a modest amount of rain this week, there’s little optimism at this stage that the drought will end anytime soon. It’s always possible, but prudence in water agencies involves contingencies and looking at long-range plans. And the current supply in Marin reservoirs is grim unless the county gets one of those “March Miracle” late-season deluges. As of Jan. 26, the district counted 42,762 acre-feet of water in its reservoirs. That’s 54 percent of capacity. The average for Jan. 26 is 64,770 acre-feet, or 81 percent of capacity. And last winter, which was a wet one through December, the reservoirs were at 100 percent of capacity as of Jan. 26. (One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons, about enough water for three single-family Marin homes

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for one year. The Marin water district serves about 185,000 customers in a 147-square-mile area in south and central Marin.) Exacerbating the concern at the district this year, customers are using more water than last year, despite the drought conditions. For the week of Jan. 20 to 26, district customers consumed 21.1 million gallons, which translates to 113.9 gallons per capita. Last year for the same week, customers consumed just 16.8 million gallons, or 90.7 gallons per capita. The arrangement with WaterNow and the county will involve the county taking a strictly defined role. It will include helping to identify priorities and the need for coordinating regulations and permit requirements with Marin cities, providing data, maps and other resources, promoting the effort on the county’s website, helping to identify community partners and communicating with them as needed. It also could include kicking some money to the effort. But a county memo stresses that the arrangement would result in “no fiscal impact to the county budget from the county’s participation” in the memorandum of understanding. “Although not anticipated at this time, requests for future funding from the county would be subjected to review and approval by the county administrator and/or board of supervisors.” A major focus of the WaterNow strategy for Marin focuses on increasing the use of graywater, which is the wastewater that doesn’t include serious contaminants. Baths, showers and clothes washers generate graywater. Wastewater from toilets, kitchen sinks and dishwashers is called blackwater. Graywater can be used to irrigate. Considering the large amount of water used outdoors, graywater could become a valuable water source in the Marin district. The county adopted regulations in 2011 that already envisioned graywater use as a valuable source. The new regulations allow property owners to receive county approval for graywater systems without spending the time and money of a conventional permit review. The county requires no permit if a graywater system, which takes water directly from home sources and sends to an irrigation system with no holding tanks, produces less than 250 gallons per day. If a residential system produces more than 250 gallons per day, a permit costs $880. And a commercial permit costs $2,354. The county expects homeowners will employ the services of a plumber experienced in installing graywater systems but requires no special credentials. The county may require a plumbing permit for an installation, notes Rebecca Ng, the county deputy director of environmental health services. Promoting the use of graywater can stretch a water supply, essentially creating a new supply source, but more mundane strategies also can make a big difference. Dan Carney, conservation manager at the

district, says customers with large yards can meet a 25 percent reduction target just by turning off their outdoor irrigation systems and watering manually. He notes, however, that many customers don’t have large yards, or any yards. “But a lot of people,” he notes, “still have older toilets, and changing to a high-efficiency toilet can sometimes cut a flush in half.” That, along with installing a high-efficiency showerhead “can get to 20 to 25 percent right there.” As part of an effort to increase wateruse education among district customers, the district has published a list of top 10 things customers can do to reduce water consumption. The list, along with much additional information regarding water consumption, is on the district’s website at http://www.marinwater.org/controller?acti on=menuclick&id=257. Many customers already have reduced their water consumption. The district wants to assure them that they won’t be penalized if the district calls for mandatory cutbacks on April 1. Should mandatory reductions be needed, the district will set a water-use baseline as of Jan. 1, well before the call for a 25 percent voluntary reduction. The district already has implemented a number of water-saving strategies of its own. They include maximizing the use of Russian River water to preserve the district’s reservoir supply. The district receives 25 percent of its supply from the river through the Sonoma County Water Agency. But the district hasn’t taken its full allotment allowed in a contract between the district and Sonoma. The district also is preparing to restart a recycled water plant earlier than it would in a nondrought year. Usually, the district uses the winter to conduct maintenance. But this isn’t a usual year. And the district is ramping up its public outreach and education programs. Whether a mandatory 25 percent reduction will suffice is a matter of conjecture, even with the conservation measures the district already has instituted. It’s impossible to predict how long and how severe a drought the county and the state face. It could end tomorrow—or it could last for years. As district officials and principals in other districts say, everyone is talking to everyone about supply, demand, contingencies and consequences. “It’s too hard to predict whether cutting back 25 percent will solve all of our problems,” says Koehler. “That’s where we’re starting. We’re certainly hopeful, but in a multi-year drought, we could be looking at more severe cutbacks.” That’s the kind of contingency WaterNow could address by promoting new and lasting ways to produce innovative approaches to water consumption. The result could create what amounts to a new water supply, rain or no rain. (But rain would be nice.) Y Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com


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magine a dozen dozen 6-year-olds 6-year-oldsin inthe the middle of aa big bigroom roomsomewhere somewhereinin North Marin. Marin. They’re They’redressed dressedasasadults adults and surrounded surrounded by byadults. adults.They’re They’rebeing being shouted at to to run runin incertain certaindirections directionsand and follow which theybarely can barely follow rulesrules which they can comcomprehend. The tallest children the prehend. The tallest children in theinroom room arecheered, often cheered, while are are often while the restthe arerest mostly mostly met with stony silence. After an met with stony silence. After an hour, half hour, half kids are deemed the the kids arethe deemed victors, thevictors, other half other half vanquished. vanquished. Finally, theFinally, childrenthe arechildren allowed are allowed to goplay. home and play. to go home and Is this some some sort sortof of1970s 1970scult-indoctricult-indoctrination ceremony ceremonyfor forSynanon Synanonyouth? youth? No, it’s a first-grade first-gradebasketball basketballgame gameininaa Marin parks and and recreation recreationleague. league. You’ve read read itit before: before:Kids Kidsacross acrossAmerica America are being introduced to competiare being introduced to competition and tion and competitive sports atages younger competitive sports at younger than ages ever, of is that is no ever, than of that there nothere debate. Butdebate. now But are questioning whether somenow are some questioning whether this is a good this is a good thing. thing.

the According to a recent survey of moms the“absence “absence of of competition” competition”isis necessary necessary to to achieve conducted by i9 Sports, 54 percent of achieve excellence excellence in in most most endeavors. endeavors. “The respondents said the “competitive culture of “The evidence evidence overwhelmingly overwhelmingly suggests suggests that youth sports hurts children,” while 23 perthat competition competition isis destructive, destructive, particularly, particularly, but cent said their children had been “excluded but not not exclusively, exclusively, for for children,” children,”Kohn Kohn told told socially” because they hadn’t performed well The The New New York York Times Times in in 2012. 2012.“It’s “It’s aa toxic toxic way way to raise children.” well onfield. the field. three-quar-of on the MoreMore thanthan three-quarters to raise children.” That ters of the moms admitted they are the moms admitted they are hapThatkind kindof oftalk talkdoesn’t doesn’talways always go go over well in Marin—where it happiest when their children’s piest when their children’s sports over well in Marin—where it seems by seems a competitive sports seasonseason is over.is over. there’sthere’s a competitive youth youth league league forsport everyatsport at any age, But, hey that’s life, right? for every any age, and Jason and large new youth sports areCompetition makes kids perlarge new youth sports arenas are Walsh nas are currently being proposed form better—everyone knows currently being proposed in San in San and Rafael and Novato. that. Rafael Novato. ButSan SanRafael Rafaeltennis tenniscoach coachBrent Not Not so so fast. fast. In In aa study study of of But Brentsays Zeller that talkwhat is just hundreds hundreds of of papers papers on on the the subject subject of of Zeller thatsays kind of kind talk isofjust what if we’re ever going competition competition published published two two years years ago ago in in MarinMarin needsneeds if we’re ever going to getto get beyond the the Psychological Psychological Bulletin, Bulletin, the the cumulative cumulative beyond the the trappings trappings of of what what he he calls calls the the “psychologically findings findings produced produced no no clear clear link link between between “psychologically unhealthy” unhealthy”competitive competitive system competition competition and and better better performance. performance. system we we sign sign our our kids kids into into at at practically practically every In In fact, fact, says says education education author author Alfie Alfie every stage stage of of their their lives. lives. Zeller Kohn—a Kohn—a vocal vocal critic critic of of kid kid competition— competition— Zeller isis the the Drake Drake High High School School varvarsity

sity tennis coach, as well a tennis boysboys tennis coach, as well as aas tennis instrucinstructor at the College of Marin, and his tor at the College of Marin, and through through his 40 years of coaching, he says 40 years coaching, he he’s seeneffects allhe’s seen of all-too-often thesays damaging too-often thecan damaging competition competition have oneffects the psyche. “Few usthe question can haveofon psyche.the competitive approach,” 59, wrotethe incompetitive his 2008 book, “Few Zeller, of us question apEvolutionary Education: Moving Beyond Our proach,” Zeller, 59, wrote in his 2008 book, Competitive Compulsion. “From a young Evolutionary Education: BeyondinOur age, we find that virtuallyMoving every activity which we participate includes some form of Competitive Compulsion. “From a young competition ... wevirtually face an opponent in one age, we find that every activity in form or another. When we’re graded on a which we participate includes some form of curve, when we take the PSAT to prepare competition ... we facewhen an opponent in one for the SAT, and even we are asked to raise hands if When we know thegraded answer,onwea formour or another. we’re are competing other students.” curve, when weagainst take the PSAT to prepare According to Zeller, the “competitive for the SAT, and even when we are asked to system” raises stress levels, undermines raise our hands if we know the answer, we character development, promotes winning are competing againstperformance other students.” without skill, triggers anxiety, encourages cheating and “institutionalizes 10> January 31 - february 6, 2014 Pacific Sun 9


injustice.” Worst of all, he says, it leads kids with slower-developing skills—whether in the class spelling bee, on the soccer field, or at the piano recital—to associate what should be “fun” activities with feelings of defeat and inadequacy. And that group, says Zeller, makes up the vast majority of kids. Kohn’s influential book No Contest: The Case Against Competition led Zeller in 1992 to remove competition from his tennis program (though not as much from his coaching at Drake). He says his program participants develop their skills faster, reach “peak performance” sooner and hold onto the joy of the game longer. Zeller wants to take his philosophy of cooperation from the tennis court to a broader audience, where it can be put toward all avenues of education and human endeavor. Or, to put it more ambitiously, he wants to “challenge the very foundation of our society.” We asked him about competition—then challenged him to an arm wrestling match. (He declined.) Did you have performance anxiety as a kid—when was the first time you were in the “losers’ circle”? My first experience of that was at about 6 years old with piano lessons. I didn’t practice that much and was taking lessons [on an instrument] that I hardly knew. But all of a sudden we’re three months into the process and it’s: OK, we’re going to have a recital! And

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you go, and you’re in front of all these people, kids and parents and it’s a very nervous moment. I screwed up the piece I was working on and that was the beginning of performance anxiety for me. That was the end of your career prospects as concert pianist. That’s what happens in sports, or anything, when you don’t have the skills. You’re being thrown into a situation that is more advanced than you are prepared for, that starts bringing in the performance anxiety. Maybe you should have practiced more. What I learned later on is that if you actually are prepared, then that anxiety is not going to be there as much. But we rush kids into competition. I remember playing all kinds of sports and in tennis, specifically, I’d be very tense and nervous going out there unless I knew the other kid was much weaker than me. Is it like “stage fright,” which some people suffer from and others don’t? No—everybody has it. The classic example in tennis is Jana Novotna at Wimbledon [1993]. She was just about to win the championship. She was relatively unknown at the time and she was playing Steffi Graf and she missed this easy overhead on match point— she choked it. She ended up losing the match; she was crying on the Duchess of Kent’s shoulder afterward. That’s what people don’t understand—this performance anxiety is in all of us, even the best of the best. So is competition the problem? I don’t have a problem with competition. I love the 49ers, I love to see well-played sporting events at a high level. But you see one team making the unforced errors and the other team isn’t. And if you look at statistics, it’s usually the team with the most unforced errors that loses. So it’s not about winning, it’s actually about losing. And so throwing two beginners into a contest—what is that teaching? They don’t have the skill. But because of the nature of competition, one of them will be declared the winner at the end and the other the loser ... what does that prove? That one was a lot happier at the end than the other. That’s the thing. There are certain “keys to peak performance” and the first one is: joy. And that doesn’t mean joy after you’ve won something, but joy while you’re doing it. And that’s when you see the best performances of anybody when they are in a joyful state. But isn’t it difficult to tense up and go for the jugular while being joyful? [Laughs] You don’t want to tense up, you want to relax. The competitive system does not teach relaxation. You have the coach saying, “C’mon you’ve got to be more relaxed,” but there’s that little voice inside you that says, “Well, but I don’t really know what I’m doing.” You’re not going to be relaxed. How much of it is about creating a sports pecking order? OK, you’re the best, you’re the next best, and it goes down from there. And that type of thing is going to reduce their motivation, it’s going to reduce their potential because they don’t think they can be as good—and they’ve been told they can’t.

And then they quit. You say that in the competitive system, each generation has to be more competitive than the last generation. Why is that? Because that’s the nature of the competitive model. One generation does X. So the next generation has to do X-plus. And that’s why I think we’re seeing so much aberrant behavior out there. You mean with cheating? Everything from cheating to much worse—[student] mass murderers. Because the stress ... we aren’t wired to be this competitive. We’re reaching a point where it’s really starting to show itself. Bertrand Russell said, “Life is nothing more than a compe- Brent Zeller, killing competition with kindness. tition to become a watch pro football and all the aggression and criminal rather than a weirdness with the players—that’s not healthy. victim.” That’s what people don’t understand The whole thing with the locker room bullyabout the competitive system. It does reward ing. It’s like that’s accepted culture. That’s just cheating, as long as you can get away with it. how it is. When it came out that Miami Dolphins We’ll punish the few who get caught and say, “They’re bad apples.” But it’s actually the sys- offensive lineman Jonathan Martin had left the team over bullying from teammate tem that is producing that behavior. Are the recent pro cycling steroid scandals Richie Incognito, some people said Martin should “just man up.” an example of that? Certainly not every Right ... if you were to put a psychologist in cyclist on the tour was a born cheater—but there, he’s going to say, these guys are all nuts! most had to become one just to exist at that No one took the opinion that, well, he is top echelon of the sport. manning up. Martin put his career at risk You have a system that tells you that you by basically saying—look, I’m a Stanford have to win to be accepted, or great, or No. graduate and I’m not going to put up with 1 or whatever. If you don’t have the skills, daily intimidation from this knucklehead. or haven’t put in the time to work on the Martin’s dignity was more important than skills, but you still know you have to win, the an NFL paycheck. alternatives are cheating, or trying to intimiThis is not a healthy psychological environdate the other person. And all these negative ment, yet we are perpetuating that by saying, behaviors come up. It’s not bad apples—it’s yeah, he should man up. what the system perpetuates. Is Marin more competitive than other Still, Lance Armstrong comes off as a places? pretty bad apple. In a very subtle, sophisticated way. But we But he was in a system that perpetuated like to think it’s not. We have this reputation that behavior. And I’m not saying we need as laid-back Marin, but when I came here in to eliminate competition; competition has the ’80s and started talking about these ideas, its place—but as an advanced aspect of the people said—how did you wind up here? system, not something for beginners. People This is one of the most competitive places! are unwilling to acknowledge this. And it really is subtle, but it definitely is there. Why won’t they acknowledge it? Kids these days are just doing so many things. Because then what do we do? This is how Academics take up so much time. Where does it is! How do we change this? But we have to it end? Teen suicide is very high; kids needing change it if we’re going to thrive as a species. to be medicated. What it comes down to is that it’s an addicWhat’s the ultimate goal in removing tion. competition? You mean it’s like gambling? Overly I want to see peak performance; I don’t competitive people are addicted to the highs want to see people perform at a mediocre of winning? level—that’s boring. We all have amazing That really gets to people. “Oh, I’m an potential, but the system is really for a small addict?!” Yes. That’s what’s happening. If you

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percentage of people to prosper. Leaving the rest either mediocre or failing miserably. What kind of system is that? You talk a lot about the majority of kids who don’t succeed in competitive sports— what about the 5 percent who do excel? That’s the thing. With all these problems in our world that may be solvable—hunger, poverty, racism—and all these people are being channeled into these competitive sports where they’re being lauded as these heroes or gods for being able to dunk a basketball or throw a football or hit a fastball. It’s really warped. It’s perpetuating a broken value system. What about the argument, “Competition builds character”? It does build character in a certain way. But you have to have a lot of love and support behind that, or else it’s going to be a devastating character. In this world you have to go out and do things and make yourself better, but the character development part is, yes, it will do something—like turn you off of doing what you love to do. And again make you decide I can only be this good. Challenge is a good thing, but you can have challenge without competition. But you coach Drake High’s tennis team—aren’t you constantly competing in that? Well, I have to do a little bit of competition with the high school guys, but that’s the nature of what I’m doing. I would prefer not to, but I have to—because they’re going to be playing in the spring. But in my adult program we never compete. What about the idea of “competing against yourself”? That’s the way the competitive system gets into our lexicon. Compete with yourself. How can you do that? Unless you have multiple personalities, you can’t compete with yourself. You can improve yourself. To me, that’s sort of a way to make the negative effects of competition OK. “I’m just competing with myself.” You can’t compete with yourself. You can say, “I want to get better.” All the things that are touted by competition as reasons we should want to compete can all be learned without competition—self-esteem, drive, and that kind of stuff. The only thing that can’t be achieved without competition is the “thrill of victory.” That ego thing. That addiction to the rush you get when people are cheering. Better than that is the thrill of accomplishment. That’s an inner sense when you think, “Wow I couldn’t do this a year ago.” And that’s when you approach peak performance. That’s what I tell the guys on the high school team. Look, if you can just hang with some of these really good players well into the match, hopefully you’re going to be the one who’s mentally stronger. And because you’re right there with them, the self-doubt that they developed from getting into competition too soon will flare up. Then you can beat them! Then you can beat them. How much of it is about the parents? It’s not 4-year-old kids who think, ‘Gee, I want

to stand in left field and occasionally chase a ball that comes my way.” It’s the parents who want them to do that. When I grew up, my dad built a little baseball field in an empty lot across from our house and we’d just go there and play. It was much more low key and it’s interesting with my high school team now, they’ll sign up for my off-season programs, but do they go practice anywhere else, or get together with the other guys on the team? No. It’s puzzling. It’s nobody’s fault, it’s just the systemic nature of the thing. The parents feel that need to get their kids to succeed—you’ve got to get into the best preschool if you ever want to go to Harvard. It’s just so stressful. Is it misplaced priorities? I think it’s just fear. The system is so powerful, they don’t know any other alternative. They think, well team sports are good because you learn to work together and be cooperative. But that’s not real either, because if you want to be playing, you have to beat someone out on your team. You often hear sports analysts credit competitiveness for success. For instance, a woman wins a race. It’s not because she’s faster, they say it’s because she’s a great competitor; she wanted it more. Suddenly competitiveness is the most important skill to have. People come to me and say, oh, I’m competitive. I say, oh, I’m sorry to hear that. But really what they mean is they have a high desire to want to excel and they’re willing to put in the time. But that’s not competitiveness. To say that competitiveness is the important skill is completely nonsense. But that’s what it’s gotten to, because people are trying to justify this system because we see all the negative side effects but they’re sort of swept under the table. And that’s why people get upset with me because I’m saying it and bringing all these things out. A competitive system teaches you to see others as adversaries and obstacles to your goals. That’s going to bring on a lot of less-than-optimal behavior in people and that’s why we have the problems we have. But we live in a capitalist, Darwinian society. What is the alternative to competition? It has to shift. Look at the academics right now. A recent study came out and looked at where the United States ranks in math and it was like 17th or 24th in the world. Here we are without a doubt the most competitive country and that’s the results we’re getting. And it’s because everybody’s competing against each other. Just think if we took all that energy and started working together. You say people get upset with you when you say this—in what way? It’s like I’m attacking one of their children or some helpless being. Well in some way you’re attacking their mindset and world view—or worse, their method of parenting. To them it’s attacking, but I’m only disagreeing. I feel sorry for those people who this upsets, but something has to be done. Y Tell Jason this story should win the Pulitzer at jwalsh@pacificsun.com.

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very once a while life conjures Last week witnessed the release of The up a genuine ultimate,” writes Beatles: The U.S. Albums, a 13-CD box set Beatles biographer Mark Lew- that includes all of the band’s out-of-print isohn in his new book Tune In: The Beatles, stateside catalog (basically, more reverb All These Years, Vol. 1 (Crown), the first in a than the British editions, and including three-volume series. “It can be said without such singles collections as Beatles ’65 and fear of hyperbole: This is what the Beatles Yesterday & Today). The discs include both were and are, and 50stereo and mono mixes. plus years after they And, on Sunday, COMING sOON leapt into view—fifFeb. 9, CBS-TV, which Revolver will perform Saturday, ty—there’s little hint broadcast the Sullivan Feb. 22, at Rancho Nicasio. Call for it’s going to change. show, will mark the details. 415/662-2219. So many would-be anniversary with a twosuccessors have come hour special telecast. and gone, there’s now Of course, the Beatles an acceptance that no one can be bigger or have never strayed far from the hearts of better.” Marin music fans—the North Bay supports To set the record straight, the Stones, at least three Beatles tribute bands: RevolvElvis and Barbra Streisand outrank the er, the Sun Kings and Pepperland. Beatles in several major sales categories, And the Beatles are the subject of one though the Fab Four this fall just chalked of the county’s hottest community events. up its 31st Top 10 album with the release Each July, for the past 11 years, the San of On Air—Live at the BBC, Vol. 2. But Lew- Anselmo Arts Commission has hosted a isohn, who has helped to keep their legend Beatles Tribute before an overflow crowd in going with a dozen major Beatles works to Creek Park. Local musician Peter Penhalhis credit (his new biographical series was low directs the 30-plus-piece Liddypudiplanned as an eight-volume set), is right ans, which includes string players, a horn that the band is without peer when you section, a chorus of 12 and the local Beatles consider its pervasiveness in pop culture. tribute band Revolver. With the 50th anniversary of the Fab The annual event is the major fundraiser Four’s landmark broadcast concert debut for the arts commission. on The Ed Sullivan Show looming—the Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan, a former band broke TV audience records with their member of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Feb. 9, 1964 appearance—the media world Boys and a West Marin resident, also is a is gearing up for the latest foray of the BritBeatles fanatic. With his brothers Chris ish Invasion. and Lorin, former members of the Marin


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tuESday, FEb. 4 Winter gold: nbC’s First Look at Sochi the mayor of Sochi says there are no gay people in his town. So we know two things: he’s an asshole; and the opening ceremonies are going to suck. NBC. 8pm. the amish Shunned: american Experience Chronicling the experiS at u R d ay, F E b . 1 ence of people who aliens Sigourney Weavhave chosen to leave er and a squad of space marines do battle with Some ‘living dolls’ are more artificial than the faith and find themselves cut off from their a horde of slimy, fanged others. Wednesday at 10. families and community, aliens but are unsuccessful in preventing a series of increasingly forced to adapt to navigate the maelstrom of modern life, adapt to technology disappointing sequels. (1986) KQED. 8pm. and have actual fun. KQED. 8pm. Mythbusters this is a special “Do try this the biggest Loser this is the finale in at home” episode. Myths include “Cats which we learn who will be named the don’t blink,” “Peeps in the microwave” and “the Biggest Gainer” six months from “If you water down dad’s liquor, he won’t now. NBC. 9pm. even notice.” Discovery Channel. 8pm. WEdnESday, FEb. 5 How to Raise an olympian they say success in the Sunday, FEb 2 Superbowl Pre-game Olympics is 1 percent inspiration and 99 Show how can they possibly hope to cover the subject in a mere four and a half percent perspiration. But if you get the perspiration tested, it’s 80 percent sterhours? Fox. 11am. Superbowl XXKKKKK 2.0 the Seattle oids. NBC. 8pm. Seahawks are in New York facing the Den- My Strange addiction Exploring the ver Broncos. It’s pretty easy to tell the world of people who present themselves fans apart. the Broncos’ fans will be wear- as “Living Dolls,” wearing clothes and makeup that make them ing orange and blue face look artificial and almost paint. the Seahawks fans mechanical. Most of them have opposable thumbs and work in tV news. The speak in complete sentencLearning Channel. 10pm. es. Fox. 3:30pm. Shrek trilogy In case you tHuRSday, FEb. 6 the hadn’t seen enough big Exorcist Linda Blair plays hulking trolls today. TBS. a young girl believed to be possessed by a demon 6pm. and subjected to an elaboMonday,. FEb. 3 Sports rate series of religious rituillustrated Swimsuit: 50 als. In this re-edited veryears of beautiful But only sion of the horror classic, about 40 years of silicone. the priests resort to more NBC. 9pm. Dracula and Van Helsing, at least as desperate measures: they Ferris bueller’s day off a sell the concept to reality high school student takes his viewed by the NBC brass... Thursday, show producers. (1973) 11:35pm. girlfriend and a buddy on an Sundance Channel 5:15pm. unauthorized field trip that celebrates the the Little Mermaid a mermaid princess wonder and joy of youth. Now they spend decides to abandon her royal heritage the whole day staring at their phones. and her aquatic life when she falls in love (1986) Oxygen 8pm. with a land dweller prince. Something iron Man 3 In the third film, tony Stark similar happens to a lot of young women. has a whole set of remote control Iron But they usually dump him in their sophoMan suits which kind of makes you wonmore year. (1989) Disney Channel. 8pm. der why he built the first Iron Man suit the tonight Show this is Jay Leno’s last because if you could remote control the night as host. the last time this happened, Iron Man why would you need an Iron he changed his mind and came back. this Man suit? But then you think, well that time they are using a wooden stake. and would just be Drone Man. and then you garlic. NBC. 11:35pm. Y think Drone Man, what an awesome idea! Critique That TV Guy at letters@pacificsun.com. january 31 - february 6, 2014 Pacific Sun 15


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F R I D AY jan u ary 3 1 — T H U R S D AY f e br u ary 6 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 ‘70s 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 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 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 Frozen Singalong (1:50) Make beautiful music with Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana and the rest of the gang to Kristen and Robert Lopez’s Oscarnominated score. l Gimme Shelter (1:40) Streetwise pregnant teen Vanessa Hudgens escapes her parents’ clutches and finds a Father figure in the Rev. James Earl Jones. 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 Groundhog Day (1:43) Modern classic comedy about a snide TV weatherman who finds himself trapped within the same eternally repeating February 2; Bill Murray is splendid. 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 I, Frankenstein (1:32) Everyone’s favorite monster—still lurking after all these years—becomes the pawn in a power struggle between modernday demons and gargoyles. 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!

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l Labor Day (1:51) Joyce Maynard’s best-seller hits the big screen with Kate Winslet as a reclusive single mother who shelters escaped con Josh Brolin in her home. l The Lego Movie (1:34) A Lego figurine and his peg-block posse take on an evil power-mad tyrant; Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Alison Brie and Liam freakin’ Neeson supply the vocals. 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 The Monuments Men (1:58) Real-life WWII thriller about a band of art scholars on a mission to rescue stolen masterpieces from the Nazis; star George Clooney directs Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett. l National Theatre London: Coriolanus (3:00) Direct from the Olivier Theatre it’s the Bard’s timeless tale of battlefield politics, foreign and domestic; Tom Hiddleston 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 milliondollar 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 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Catch five cartoons from around the world up for this year’s Academy Awards. l

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts

Program of five minimalist documentaries on a wide range of subjects with one thing in common: a shot at Academy bling. l Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts The Academy’s picks for the year’s top five live-action short subjects screen at the Rafael this week. 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 That Awkward Moment (1:34) Three swingin’ bachelor buddies harbor a horrible secret: They’re each in a happy committed relationship. 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.

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Cinema: Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 7, 10:05 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:25, 6:40, 9:55 Sun-Thu 12:20, 3:25, 6:40 Marin: Fri 3:55, 7, 10:05 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, 10:25 Playhouse: Fri, Mon-Thu 7 Sat-Sun 1, 7 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 4, 10:20 August: Osage County (R) Marin: Fri 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 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 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 The Dallas Buyer’s Club (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 3:40, 6:45, 9:30 Sun-Thu 3:40, 6:45 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:45, 1:35, 4:35, 7:20, 10:10 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 6:45, 9:30 Sat 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30 Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45 Mon-Thu 3:45, 6:45 Frozen (PG) Fairfax: 12:30 daily Northgate: Fri-Wed 2:10, 7:30; 3D showtimes at 11:25, 4:45, 10:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50 * Frozen Singalong (PG) Lark: Fri-Sat 5:30 Sun 11:15, 2 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:30, 6:20 Gimme Shelter (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5:05, 7:45, 10:15 Sun 5:05, 7:45 Mon, Tue, Thu 12, 2:30, 5:05, 7:45 Wed 4:30 Gravity (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 The Great Beauty (NR) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 * Groundhog Day (PG) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Her (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Sun-Thu 12, 3:30, 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun-Thu 1, 4, 7 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:15, 6:50 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 3:05, 9 I, Frankenstein (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:10; 3D showtimes at 2:40, 5:15, 7:40, 10:15 Rowland: Fri-Wed 2:30; 3D showtimes at 11:55, 5, 7:30, 10 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:35, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10 Sun-Thu 11:35, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 The Invisible Woman (R) Marin: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 1, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:15, 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: Fri-Wed 11:55, 2:35, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 * Labor Day (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri 7:30, 10:10 Sat-Sun 11:15, 2, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:40 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:50, 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:45 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Sequoia: Fri 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 Sat 1:20, 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 Sun, Thu 7:15 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:15 * The Lego Movie (PG) Northgate: Thu 10pm; 3D showtime at 10:15pm Rowland: Thu 10pm; 3D showtime at 10:10pm Lone Survivor (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7, 10 Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:35 Regency: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:10 Rowland: FriWed 11, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 * The Monuments Men (PG-13) Fairfax: Thu 7 Playhouse: Thu 7 * National Theatre London: Coriolanus (NR) Lark: Sat 1 Nebraska (R) Lark: Fri-Sat 8:15 Sun-Thu 4:45, 7:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:40, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:50 The Nut Job (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7, 9:10 Sun-Wed 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7 Thu 12:20, 2:40, 4:55 Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55, 10:15 * Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (NR) Rafael: Fri-Sun 4:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 6:30 * Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts (NR) Rafael: Sat-Sun 12:15 * Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Rafael: 8:45 daily The Past (NR) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 6:15, 9 Sat-Sun 1:15, 6:15, 9 Philomena (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:35, 9:55 Playhouse: Fri 4:15, 6:30, 9:20 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 6:30, 9:20 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 6:30 Mon-Thu 4:15, 6:30 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 7:40, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11, 1:50, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:20 * That Awkward Moment (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:25, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45 12 Years a Slave (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:55, 7:05, 10:05 Playhouse: Fri 9:40 Sat 4, 9:40 SunThu 4 Walking the Camino (NR) Rafael: Fri-Sun 4 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Fairfax: 12:10, 3:55, 7:35 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Thu 8 Sat-Sun 12, 4, 8 Regency: 11:30, 3:20, 7:20 daily Sequoia: Fri 4, 7:45 Sat 12:15, 4, 7:45 Mon-Wed 4, 7:45

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

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Live music 01/31: Biambu’s Slow Burn Soul, jazz and rock. 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com. 01/31: Danny Click Giovanna benefit show. Americana, blues and rock. 9:30pm. $10. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com/.

01/31: Fenton Coolfoot and the Right Time 9pm-1am. Smileys Saloon, 41 Wharf Road,

Bolinas. 868-1311. smileyssaloon.com

01/31: Kelly Peterson Band, Jerry Hannan with This Old Earthquake 9pm. $10.

19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 01/31: Lumanation Ska, dub and upbeat reggae, rock. 9pm. $10. Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitoseahorse.com.

01/31: Meet Me at the Diner with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Featuring songs

primarily about food consumption. 8pm. $25-40. Throckmorton Theatre,142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org.

01/31: Peter Rowan Band with Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman From his early

years playing with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and following his stint with Old and In the Way Grammy award-winner Rowan is a bluegrass singer/songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. Ken Owen, drums; Paul Knight, bass; Blaine Sprouse, fiddle; Peter Rowan,vocals/guitars. 9pm. $22-28. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 01/31: Tom Finch Group Celebrate Chinese New Year. 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. ranchonicasio.com.

01/31: Phil Lesh with the Terrapin Family and 8pm. $25. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net. 01/31: Zydeco Flames Zydeco, blues rock. 9pm. $10. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 02/01: Cole Tate Band Blues. 9:30pm. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com.

02/01: El Radio Fantastique, Junk Parlor

9pm. $18-20. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 02/01: Makuru With cote d’ivoire dancer Fely Tchaco. 9:30pm. $10. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com/.

02/01: Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums with Miss Carmen Getit 8:30pm. $12-15.

Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. ranchonicasio.com. 02/01: Wonder Bread 5 Pop, rock covers. 8:55pm. $30. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388.3850 . swmh.com.

02/02/: The Continentals 8pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 02/02: Paul Miller Original folk, blues, jazz and country. 6pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993.

02/03: Open Mic with Austin DeLone

7:30pm. $30. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388.3850 . swmh.com.

02/04: Bluesday Piano Night with Charlie Hickox 8pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 02/04: Swing Fever Jazz standards. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 02/05: Bob Weir and Ratdog Sold out show. 8pm. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 388.3850. swmh.com. 02/05: Brothers Brough Acoustic Americana, bluegrass. 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1005. ironspringspub.com.

02/05: Damon Le Gall Band as Special Feature The Damon Le Gall band is the Special

Feature at the Open Mic night at HopMonk Tavern Novato. The band plays rock/blues. 9pm. No cover. HopMonk Tavern Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 246-7592. damonlegall.com. 02/05: Gabe Diamond 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 02/05: Tina Ferris Folk, blues, jazz, broadway. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 02/06: Burnsey’s Sugar Shack 9pm. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com.

02/06: Open Mic with Austin DeLone

7:30pm. All ages. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. 388-3850. swmh.com. 02/06: Open Mic with Derek Smith 8:30pm. Free. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 250-9756. 19broadway.com. 02/06: Open Mic with Simon Costa 8:30pm. Free. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 02/06: Oranguhtango, One of Many 9pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 02/06: Peri’s Open Mic with Billy D Electric open mic. 9pm. No cover. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com. 02/06: Muriel Anderson Harp-guitar. 8pm. $20. Fenix, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com. 02/06: Go Van Gogh 9pm. No cover. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas. smileyssaloon.com.

Your precious prequel ... Expectations for Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY were considerably raised from a decade previous, when the barely known director shocked the world with his first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s dark and brooding Lord of the Rings trilogy. And it’s a credit Dwarves raiding Bilbo’s pastries before the prodigious journey. to Jackson that in fleshing out Tolkien’s earlier novel—here, part one of its own trilogy—he’s changed his tone to align with the greater innocence and lightheartedness of the original. The result is truly a thrill ride. As Tides patrons and their children will recall, Hobbit joins Bilbo Baggins on a hero’s journey through Middle-earth to help the dwarf king Thorin regain his stolen kingdom. Pegged by the wizard Gandalf as a matchless burglar and a helpmate to the dwarf crew, Baggins drags his ample feet at first, but fully realizes his unique gifts after a series of encounters with murderous orcs, ravenous trolls and a flesh-eating creature with an enchanted ring. Determined purpose follows on. Jackson’s epic hews closely to the original—including the story’s slow build, which front-weights this first installment but makes sense for the whole—all the while revealing a shimmering bag of visual tricks that’s just made for BluRay. To the debate over these films’ appropriateness for kids I vote an emphatic “yes.” See this part one while two, Smaug, is still out there in IMAX 3D—there’s every chance you’ll head out the door to catch the next show.—Richard Gould 02/07: Conspiracy of Beards with Foxtails Brigade and Tin Sandwich 8pm. $21-35.

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Throckmorton Theatre,142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 02/07: Cryptical with Stu Allen 9pm. $1824. Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave. , Mill Valley. 388.3850. swmh.com.

01/31: Scott Capurro Standup. 9pm. $20.

02/07: Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs

Blues rock. 9:30pm. $10. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com/. 02/07: D’Bunchovus Folk/Bluegrass 8pm. No cover. Twin Oaks Tavern, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. 707/795-5118. twinoakstavernpenngrove.com. 02/07: Pride and Joy R&B, soul. 9pm. $20. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 578-2707. georgesnightclub.com. 02/07: The Two Mikes With Mike Lipskin and Duke. 8pm. No cover. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. ranchonicasio.com. 02/07: Zydeco Flames Zydeco, blues rock. 9:30pm. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, 02/06: Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com. Queen of Boogie Woogie. 7pm. No cover. Panama 02/08: Petty Theft 8:30pm. $20. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 662-2219. Hotel and Restaurant, 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. ranchonicasio.com.

George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 578-2707. georgesnightclub.com.

02/04: 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. throckmortontheatre.org. 02/06: The Art of Comedy For high school students. What is comedy? In this interactive workshop comedic storyteller and stand up comic Dhaya Lakshminarayanan will help participants explore the various facets of comedy as well as share her challenges and triumphs in the world of professional comedy. Registration required. Space limited. 7pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292. millvalleylibrary.net.

Theater 02/01: ‘Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass’ Written by Lynne Kaufman. Performed by Warren David Keith. 8pm. $20-35 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley . 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. January 31 - feburary 6, 2014 Pacific Sun 17


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02/01: Celebrate Chinese New Year at Olompali State Historic Park Learn about

Through 02/02: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

7:30pm Thurs.; 8pm Fri.-Sat.; 2pm Sat.-Sun. $37. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208.marintheatre.org.

Through 01/26: ‘Return of the Forbidden Planet’ Curtain theater and Marin Onstage pre-

sent. 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 3pm Sun. $15-25. Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato. 226-9353. novatotheatercompany.org Through 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. www.rossvalleyplayers.com.

Concerts 01/31: Celtic Nights “The Emigrants Bridge.” 8pm. $20 - $40. Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 4736800. marincenter.org. 02/02: MusicAEterna with Japanese Calligrapher Kazuaki Tanahashi “Brush

Sam Yaw and other Chinese who lived at Olompali over a century ago. An interpretive walk at 1pm with the Olompali people docent Diane Einstein will highlight structures built by the men of Gold Mountain. Children’s crafts, a tangram puzzle contest and traditional foods will be offered all day. 11am. Free. Olompali State Historic Park, 8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato. 898-4362 ext. 204. parks.ca.gov/olompali. 02/01: Hanna Hymans Ostroff “Aya.” 10:30am. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960 ext 238.

02/01: Kid’s Love to Cook: Hands On Cooking Demonstration DirectionFive

is back at the Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market. Kids and parents can enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasting with hands on participation. Demonstrations and tastings will take place under the farmers’ market tent. There will be two 30 minute teaching sessions, the first from 10:30-11am and the second from 11-11:30am. Free. Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. marincountrymart.com/farmers-market. 02/01: Run of the Salmon The fish run a gauntlet of obstacles as they try to find their way home. Recreate their path and learn the story from the perspective of the fish. The general public and educators are encouraged to join Ranger Linda. 1:30pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 3323871. spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/ BayModelVisitorCenter.aspx.

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02/01: Kariktan Dance Company Philippine dance. 11am. $7-18. Bay Area Discover Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 3393900. badm.org. 02/06: Los Flamencos del Pueblo Live flamenco music and dance. 7:30pm. Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito. 331-2899. sausalitoseahorse.com.

From the bestselling author of Cinder and Scarlet comes the third book in the Lunar Chronicles, “Cress .” 6:30pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

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theater artists from all over the county will come together to face the challenge of creating an evening of entirely new plays from blank page to performance in only 24 hours. During the overnight festival, students will write, cast and rehearse these new works, culminating in a final performance at MTC. Workshop begins 8pm Feb. 8; Performance: 8pm Feb.8. Participation in the festival is free of charge. Performance tickets are $5. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 322-6026 . marintheatre.org

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Tango.” MusicAEterna performs Piazzolla, Mozart, Takemitsu, and a world premiere in collaboration with internationally recognized Zen calligrapher and teacher. Garden reception follows concert. 3pm. $20. Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael. 457-7727. santasabinacenter.org. 02/05: Noontime Concert Series Noon. Free. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre. org.

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02/07: Moscow Festival Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty 8pm. $20 - $65. Marin Veterans

Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. marincenter.org. 02/08: Murphy Irish Dancers 11am. $7-18. Bay Area Discover Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. badm.org.

Art 01/31-03/01: Marin Society of Artists Gallery 2014 Rental Show Rent original artwork for your home, office or staging. Reception 2-4pm Feb. 9. Free. Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 454-9561. marinsocietyofartists.org. Through 02/01: Passages Mixed media group exhibition. Free. Marin Society of Artists Galleries, 30 Sir Francis Drake, Ross. 454-9561. marinsocietyofartists.org

cards to give out to friends and family. All materials included. 3pm. $35. Art Abloom Studio and Gallery, 751 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 256-1112. artabloom.com.

02/02: Sunday Special: MTC Rapunzel

Recommended for ages 4 and up. 11am. Free. Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292 ext. 4741. millvalleylibrary.org.

02/07: Marissa Meyer: Special Teen Event

Film 02/03: Monday Night at the Movies: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Based on the 1961 Pulitzer Prize

winning book by Harper Lee. 7:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292. millvalleypubliclibrary.org.

02/04: ‘Heaven’s Mirror: A Portuguese Voyage’ Running Time: 70 minutes Country:

USA. In Portuguese with English subtitles. 6pm. Free. Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 251-8433. tiburonfilmfestival.com.

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Celtic Night dancers leap onto Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium’s stage Friday, Jan. 31. what communities are doing to adapt. Bring your camera. Visit californiakingtides.org for more information about the project. 11am. Free. Tomales Bay State Park, 1208 Pierce Pt. Road, Inverness. 898-4362 ext. 204. parks.ca.gov/tomalesbay.

02/01: Bouverie Preserve Guided Nature Walk Participants will divide into small groups

paired with trained volunteers to explore the mixed evergreen forest, oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch, egret.org.

02/05: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Discussion Encircled by a colossal ring of Himalayan

giants, the Annapurna Sanctuary has been held sacred for centuries. It is believed that high deities of Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient shamanistic traditions call this remarkable place home. REI’s Ron and Joan Breuch will show you the route used by REI Adventures that follows traditional paths used for centuries by Tibetan traders. Hiking through terraced fields and remote villages, the destination is the ice-bound heart of the mountainous amphitheater that holds Annapurna Base Camp. 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201, Corte Madera. 927-1938. rei.com/cortemadera.

Readings 01/31: Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of

Wings” is a sweeping work spanning 35 years and a worthy successor to Kidd’s bestselling “The Secret Life of Bees.” 7pm. $30. $50, includes signed book. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960 ext 238. bookpassage.com. 02/01: Douglas Cruickshank Author/photographer reading from his book “Somehow: Living on Uganda Time.” 3pm. Free. Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery, 18856 Highway One, Marshall. 663-1006. artbythebayweekendgallery.com. 02/02: John Amodeo “Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships.” 4pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960 ext 238. bookpassage.com. 02/02: Sharon Salzberg “Real Happiness at Work” is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion and ingenuity. Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. 1pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960 ext 238. bookpassage.com.

02/03: Kurt Timmermeister “Growing a

Feast: the Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal.” 6pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 1 Ferry Bldg., S.F. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 02/03: Don George “The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing.” Left Coast Writers provides literary connections, support, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking and great fun. 7pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960 . bookpassage.com.

02/05: Alex Pentland at Dominican University “Social Physics: How Good Ideas

Spread: The Lessons From a New Science.” Sponsored by Private Ocean. 7pm. Free. Priority seating with book purchase. Dominican University, Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 02/05: David Kertzer From National Book Award finalist “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 02/05: Tanya Selvaratnam Tanya Selvaratnam writes from the personal experience of attempting to conceive at age 37. “The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock.” 6pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 1 Ferry Building, S.F. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

02/06: Isabel Allende at Dominican University The New York Times bestselling author

demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with “Ripper,” an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a teenage sleuth. 7pm. $32, includes signed book. Dominican University, Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 02/06: Meghan Laslocky “The Little Book of Heartbreak.” 6pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 1 Ferry Building, S.F. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 02/07: Robin Oliveira “I Always Loved You” in which Oliveira re-creates the world of La Belle epoque Paris. 7pm. Free. Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

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Art and attendees at Marin Ventures’ Annual Art and Wine Social Fundraiser last year. See what art is on display this year Friday, Feb. 1, at McInnis Park Golf Center.

02/01: Antique and Unusual Book Sale

Old, rare books from private collections are certain to delight book lovers and collectors. Illustrated children’s books, handsome sets, leatherbound volumes and ephemera will be offered. All proceeds benefit the San Rafael Public Library. 10am. Free. San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E St., San Rafael. 453-1443. srpubliclibrary.org.

02/01: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Sonoma Sister Cities Welcome the Year of the

Horse. Feast on a traditional eight course Chinese holiday banquet. Each course carefully chosen by the Penglai Committee of Sonoma Sister Cities Association to symbolize a different and revered value of the Chinese people. 1pm. $35, includes wine by Cline Cellars, tax, gratuity and validated parking. Lily Kai, 1881 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 707-940-4015. sonomasistercities.org. 02/01: Green Investing Seminar Learn about the rewarding and lucrative world of Green Investing with Patrick Costello. 9:30am. Free. Embassy Suites Conference Center, 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael. 453-6000. greenriverfinserv.com.

02/01: Lighthouse Singers Gospel Workshop Get a taste of singing gospel music in a safe environment. With Ulis Redic, director of the Lighthouse Singers, and Deborah Rae Thomson. 1pm. $10-25, sliding scale. No one be turned away for lack of funds. BayMarin Community Church, 150 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 456-1356. lighthousesingers.com.

02/01: Marin Ventures’ Annual Art and Wine Social Fundraiser 2014 With live

music, hors d’oeuvres and wine, silent auction. All proceeds benefit Marin Ventures and their programs. 5pm. $40-50. McInnis Park Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 472-4961 ext. 101. marinventures.org/event.

02/01: Weekend Open House at Breathing Retraining Center Learn guidelines for

healthy breathing and how poor breathing habits contribute to asthma and allergies, snoring and other sleep disorders, anxiousness and stress. 10am. Free. Breathing Retraining Center, 12 Mitchell Blvd. , San Rafael. 454-3400. breathingretrainingcenter.com.

02/02: Intelligent Alternative to the Stupor Bowl Free screening of award-winning

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02/04: Black History in Marin, From the Spaniards to the Great Migration Join local author and historian Marilyn Geary for an illustrated talk uncovering the history of African Americans in Marin from the first arrivals to the Great Migration. Noon. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058. marinlibrary.org. 02/04: Tuesdays to Your Health “Brain Fitness and Longevity: Keep Your Mind Fit for Life.” Hosted by Bradly Jacobs MD MPH. Learn how to keep your mind and memory vibrant at every stage of life. 6:30pm. Free. Healing Arts Center and Spa, Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-2692. cavallopoint.com.

02/06: Energy for Life Wellness Coaching Workshop Four week workshop fosters

motivation to move forward on improving your health, well being and quality of life. Wellness Coach Margaret Wallace will help you develop sustainable behavioral changes for your lifestyle. 1pm. Free. Whistlestop Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. 456-9062. whistlestop.org. 02/06: Marketing Through Stories Are you tired of marketing that seems so full of hype and devoid of meat? Are you looking for ways to separate your brand from the competition? This program is designed for any existing small or medium sized business that needs to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Meets every Thursday for 6 weeks. 6pm. $80-160. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115. marinrencenter.org.

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including changes allowing general solicitation for equity investment and insights into what has worked and how you can take advantage of this funding approach. 6pm. $30. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115. marinrencenter.org. 02/07: Employment Law Join employment law attorney Dolores Cordell for a seminar for small business owners to learn the basics of employment law that apply to their business. Bringing your business into compliance today could prevent a costly lawsuit in the future. 10am. $100. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115. marinrencenter.org. ✹

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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 Clerk-Recorder 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. 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 ClerkRecorder 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 Clerk-Recorder 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)

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. 133869 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. CARNIVAL OF STARS OR GHAWAZEE.COM, 439 SHERWOOD DRIVE #207, SAUSALITO, CA 94965: MELINDA CESPEDES, 439 SHERWOOD DRIVE #207, SAUSALITO, CA 94965, LINDA KOZEL, 1115 BANCROFT WAY, BERKLEY, CA 94702. This business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 14, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 7, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133788 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. RODAS MAINTENANCE SERVICES, 865 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE APARTMENT #1, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: MARDEY S. RODAS ALVAREZ, 865 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE APARTMENT #1. 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 6, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133876 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. LITTLE HEAVEN DAYCARE, 100 HARBOR DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: ALINE SOUZA SANTIAGO, 100 HARBOR DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has been doing business transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 15, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013133091 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. GREEN DOOR DESIGN, 231 FLAMINGO ROAD, SUITE A, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: MELINDA S. TURNER, 405 PINE STREET, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on November 1, 2007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on September 16, 2013. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014133889 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. 15 MARIPOSA ROAD APARTMENTS, 15 MARIPOSA ROAD, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: REED B. MCCLINTOCK, 487 MAGNOLIA, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 27, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 17, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133882 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. SPOTLESS CLEANERS, 619 STRAWBERRY VILLAGE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: LADAN RASOOLI, 25 CORTE ORIENTAL #4, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has been in business transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 15, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133874 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. YOVANI LANDSCAPING, 65 CANAL STREET #24, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: FILIPE YOVANI MALDONADO, 65 CANAL STREET #24, 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 14, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-133906 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. TECHEVATE LABS, 265 SUMMIT AVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: TECHEVATE LLC, 265 SUMMIT AVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 21, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133827 The following individual(s) is (are)


doing business. INTEGRITY CARE MANAGEMENT, 1537 S. NOVATO BLVD #2741, NOVATO, CA 94948: KIARA LEE, 44 JADE COURT #17, NOVATO, CA 94945. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant is renewing the business 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 31; February 7, 14, 21 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133960 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. TRUMPET WINE, 11 LOCUST AVE, ROSS, CA, 94957: TRUMPET WINE LLC, 11 LOCUST AVE, ROSS, CA 94957. 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 January 27, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133951 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. EUPORIA SPA, 1104 LINCOLN AVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JINYING LIANG, 1208 BUENA VISTA, ALAMEDA, CA 94501. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has been doing business transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since January 25, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 24, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.133954 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. OSAKA MASSAGE THERAPY, 805 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: JERRY LE, 15812 LAS LUNAS STREET, WESTMINSTER, CA 92683. 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 January 24, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133928 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. JOYERIA GUADALUPANA, 175 BELVEREDE STREET #2, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94904: MARIA CORADO, 63 CORTE MESA, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901, YENI CRUZ MARTINEZ, 1323 LINCOLN AVENUE. APARTMENT 5, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. Registrant has not yet began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on January 22, 2014. (Publication Dates: January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 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) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1400222. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner BRADLEY NEIL KRIEGER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: BRADLEY NEIL KRIEGER to AMANDA SIMONE KRIEGER. 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: MARCH 12, 2014 8:30 AM, Dept. B, Room B, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: JANUARY 21, 2014 /s/ ROY O CHERNUS, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: January 24, 31; February 2, 14, 2014) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No. CIV 1400260. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MARIA CARRALERO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MARIA CARRALERO to MARIA URIZ. 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: MARCH 11, 2014, 9:00 AM, Dept. B, Room L, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date: JANUARY 22, 2014 /s/ LYNN DURYEE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Publication Dates: January 31; February 2, 14, 21, 2014) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304530 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): OSAKA MASSAGE THERAPY, 805 D. STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. Filed in Marin County on: JANUARY 27, 2014. Under File No: 2009-121590. Registrant’s Name(s): UYEN AI NGUYEN LE, 3021 GLYNIS DR, RICHMOND, CA 94806. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on JANUARY 27, 2014. (Publication Dates: JANUARY 31; FEBUARY 2, 7,14, 2013)

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I read your recent columns about guys who are too shy to ask women out. You seem to think it’s OK for women to make quick judgments about a shy man’s worth because his shyness is their first impression. Well, a man shouldn’t have to be loud, obnoxious and “in your face.” These women, with their snap judgments, don’t consider that there might be something really good under the surface of a shy guy and could miss out on a nice relationship. For instance, when I was younger and really shy, I had a huge crush on a girl but figured she was way out of my league. One day, we crossed paths unexpectedly and talked for a few minutes. I decided right then that I had to know “yes” or “no” and get it behind me. I mustered everything I had and asked her out as confidently as I could. She said yes, and we dated for over two years. Had she dismissed me just because I was shy, we both would have missed out. —Formerly Shy Guy

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A guy doesn’t have to be loud, obnoxious and “in your face” to succeed with women, but he can’t be “in a fetal position behind furniture.” Typically, you get what you want in life by asking for it. I don’t think this is “OK” or not OK; it’s just how life works. When a guy sees a woman he wants, that’s his moment to hit on her, meaning do his best to chat her up and then follow through and ask her out. He might wish he could just sit there silently while she looks for “something really good under the surface”—getting his credit report and references from his neighbors, his grandmother and his third-grade teacher, Mrs. DeMattia—but that’s not going to happen. And think about it; would you recommend that getting a job should work in the same way? No need to send in a resume or cover letter or sell anybody on your merits in an interview. You would just hide under your bed, and the employers would sense what a great person you are and send out a search party. Hilariously, you follow up your complaint about how life “should” work for shy guys with a great example of how it can work—once they stop waiting for a woman to club them like a baby seal and drag them home. As you showed, a guy doesn’t have to be fearless to ask a woman out. He just needs to decide not to give in to his fears in the moment and then get to work fixing what’s broken in himself. (In a shy guy, this is self-esteem that’s really “what other people think of me”-esteem and the paralyzing fear of rejection that ensues.) The cool thing is, a guy doesn’t have to become some Mr. Smooth to get the girl. He can even be kind of awkward. People admire courage, even when it maybe stammers a little. Of course, a guy won’t always get the girl just because he tries, but trying and striking out will only leave him with a temporary boo-boo on his ego instead of the internal injuries he’d get from tucking his tail between his legs so fast that he bruises his spleen.

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I live in a warm climate, and the girl I’m dating walks around barefoot everywhere and her soles are really black and callused. I’ve jokingly dropped hints like “Jeez, it looks like you just stamped out a fire!” but she just laughs. She’s a really great girl, but when I glance at her feet, my attraction takes a serious nosedive. —Defeeted

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On the bright side, if you ever lose her in a mall, finding her should just be a matter of following the trail of black paw prints. Sympathetic friends will offer helpful suggestions, like that you should get her a pedicure (which will solve absolutely nothing) or do something “sexy” like washing her feet for her before bedtime—an activity that’s got to be about as libido-boosting as powerwashing bird poop off your roof. You’re likelier to get what you want (periodic daily footbaths? feet encased in Saran Wrap?) if you make a sweet, direct request instead of just dashing off jokes about it. But while asking might sway a partner to curb an icky habit like absentminded nose-picking, chances are your girlfriend isn’t randomly going barefoot; she’s probably into it. Ultimately, you’ll probably need to figure out where you (and your libido) draw the line. Sure, it’s a shame to break up over this, but the reality is, one man’s “OK, whatever” is another’s “Yick. Lemme outta here.” If you’re thinking dirty thoughts in bed, it shouldn’t mean fantasizing that your girlfriend’s ankles would come with mudflaps. Y © Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. www.advicegoddess.com. Got a problem? Email AdviceAmy@aol.com or write to Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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