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On Feb. 20 at about 1pm in the Rock Springs parking lot on Mt. Tam, a very large black dog named Lucy suddenly and without provocation ran at and attacked our Pomeranian mix, Comet. Her owner, while holding the leash, was pulled to the ground and seemed dazed. Upon arising he admitted that his dog was “vicious.” Comet suffered severe bite wounds on his back and was in surgery for four hours. He is convalescing now and we are hopeful that he will not require a second surgery. To Lucy’s owner (large man, bald, with a USMC T-shirt and driving a Camry) we ask that keep your vicious dog at home, but if you insist on bringing her out in public, muzzle her. J. Witherington, Novato

Levine not beholden to special interests!

In a letter to the editor last week, reader Norman Solomon came down on Assemblyman Marc Levine for not blindly holding the Democrats’ voting line on several issues [“Few Dems Assembling for Levine,” Feb. 21]. Good for him in not blindly following the party line, but looking at each issue in a critical manner and actually reading the bills, unlike many other legislators in Sacramento who vote the party line on every issue. So the local Democratic party delegates gave him less than a 50 percent endorsement. So what? He is one of the few in Sacramento not beholden to lobbyists. His predecessor, Michael Allen, was part of the party machine beholden to organized labor interests and the assembly speaker, John Perez. We need representatives who think for themselves and beyond the norm. So Levine allegedly took $250,000 from agribusiness interests. No one in Sacramento got there without outside money. Look at Susan Adams’ $100,000 from an East Bay public employees union. No one carped about that. We need representatives who cross political lines, understand compromise and build consensus. That’s why Feinstein is so effective. The extreme right has destroyed the Republicans’ control of the White House in the future, and the same can be said of the left who pretty much did the same to the Democrats’ future in Congress. The “my party right or wrong” is holding this country, this state, and this county back from solving the real problems. It’s time to get fresh blood in office and get rid of these career politicians who never had to save for retirement, pay for health care or even work a real job. Term limits are good but let’s get more proactive and not send those back who won’t solve our everyday problems. Michael Velkoff, San Rafael

If you can’t beat ’em, enjoin ’em!

Regarding the Pacific Sun’s story on term limits [“Beyond the Limits,” Feb. 21], I would like to make a few comments. In the “Federalist Papers” number 41, written by James

Madison, he states: “A bad cause seldom fails to betray itself.” Madison is countering arguments by those opposed to the proposed federal form of the nation and the Constitution, who feared a powerful central government. Madison places his trust in the fact that representatives would be elected by the people every two years for the House and six years for the Senate. The power of the ballot was the means by which government was organized in America to oppose tyranny, especially by a small organized oligarchy or aristocracy, as in Europe. The Republican Party in America was dismayed at the ability of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to achieve re-election three times and feared he might attempt a fourth. They demonstrated a lack of trust and faith in the American people when they passed the 22nd Amendment limiting the presidency to two terms to any one individual. This was passed in 1951 during the term of Harry Truman, when the Democrats had held the presidency for two decades. After Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term there began a movement to repeal the 22nd Amendment so he could serve a third term. On July 24, 1986, Reagan gave a speech in Orlando, Florida, where he announced his support for repeal of the 22nd Amendment. Republican support for a third term for Reagan shows how venal and opportunist this idea is as an ideological tool and not a principle of good government, as they pretend. What is most disturbing about term limits is that it allows a majority of people to deny me the right to vote for whoever I want to be in office. A majority can deny the right of an individual who has served well his or her community to be in office again. This is tyranny, and let’s hope the people of Marin understand this danger to their freedom of choice. Niccolo Caldararo, Fairfax

James Madison—the Father of the Constitution, and likely term-limit opponent.

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[The question about term limits is] easy to fix right off ... never re-elect anyone. Walter Schivo, Novato

SOMEONE wasn’t selected for the grand jury ...

A couple of years ago the Pac Sun did an investigation of the Marin County Civil Grand Jury and it was much more in depth and informative than last week’s story [“The Secret Lives of Grand Jurors,” Feb. 21], which


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The recent airing of a PBS special on J.D. Salinger recalls an incident at my former job in Marin, where many famous folks patronized. One day, Joyce Maynard, Salinger’s former lover, came in. I must admit, I was tempted to hit on her. But what if—like Salinger—she wrote a tell-all on me? And I must admit that her composure with me was like what has been described of a skunk: timid, but confident. Scary!

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means that, with ad space really being needed, the extremely viable question of why the Pac Sun is killing trees with reckless abandon on such a worthless story when the real story is that the civil grand jury selection is fixed, which was the subject of that story you guys did years ago, which makes it peremptory that that fact needs to be brought up over and over so that we can see how worthless it is when a bunch of old fogies—and I mean me—spend their valuable retirement time doing really bad research and writing shallow “reports” on meaningless issues and thus smearing good people (such as Charles McGlashan) with a striking ineptitude unmatched even by the Sochi Corruption Guide and thus besmirching the reputation of Marin County and is a colossal waste of taxpayer money and, as I try to stretch this sentence longer in order to get REALLY specific, all I need do is point out that the judges are the ones on the Marin Superior Court who make, so to speak, the final selection to the Civil Grand Jury?

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coalition of affordable-housing organizations throwing their support behind a proposal to reduce the default housing-development density in Marin may make the difference between legislative success and failure. In California, a state-mandated process identifies the number of housing units a jurisdiction must accommodate in its housing element, which is part of a jurisdiction’s general plan. The documents receive regular updates designed to reflect future needs in a jurisdiction. Those needs include the number of housing units, both market rate and affordable. In a complicated bureaucratic process, the California Department of Housing and Community Development sets the long-term housing needs for a jurisdiction. Agencies that go under the name “councils of governments” then allocate the housing need numbers in a jurisdiction. For Marin, the Association of Bay Area Governments is the agency that has that responsibility. It’s the state Department of Housing and Community Development that sets the number. The Association of Governments just allocates the number among jurisdictions. That distinction has been lost on many of the opponents of affordable-housing development in Marin during the last few years. In 2004, the state set what’s called a “default density” for Marin. The default density is based on the county’s designation as a “metropolitan” area. That designation lumps Marin in with San Francisco in what’s called a “metropolitan statistical area.” The metropolitan designation means that Marin, by state law, must, in the county’s housing element, identify land to accommodate future housing needs on pieces of property that can hold a minimum of 30 units per acre. And that’s where the stuff hits the fan in Marin. Opponents of development projects that increased the density of housing units along the county’s Highway 101 urban corridor saw the 30-unit per acre number as a call to arms. That density level, they said, would change the nature of the county as they knew it. The designation of Marin as a metropolitan area with development ties to San Francisco just isn’t logical, say the opponents, and even many moderate observers of planning policy agree that Marin is more akin to Sonoma and 6 Pacific Sun february 28 - march 6, 2014

other counties to the north than it is to San Francisco. Marin, they say, agreeing with development opponents (at least the more moderate ones) should be classified as “suburban.” State law sets the default densities for the different designations under which counties fall. The metropolitan designation has a 30-unit per acre density; the suburban designation has a 20-unit per acre density; the “rural” designation has a 10-unit per acre designation. Going from metropolitan to suburban would allow Marin to shave 10 units per acre off of the number of housing units for which it must accommodate. For a substantial number of residents who oppose higher density housing, 10 units make a difference. Another issue that some development opponents missed is the theoretical nature of the density scale. Although the state requires counties—and cities and towns—to include in housing elements land set aside to accommodate growth, that growth ultimately is determined by local jurisdictions. Design review boards, planning commissions, city councils and boards of supervisors are the ultimate arbiters of the ultimate numbers of housing units allowed within their jurisdictions. But meeting the density requirements for set-aside land, as outlined at the Department of Housing and Community Development and allocated by the Association of Governments, makes things easier for a jurisdiction, especially when it comes to receiving valuable transportation-related funding now tied to development. The legislation working its way through the Sacramento maze is AB 1537. Assemblyman Marc Levine, DSan Rafael, is the author. The bill would change the Marin designation from metropolitan to suburban. It would affect counties with less than 400,000 residents in a metropolitan area of more than 2 million residents. Under those parameters, AB 1537 would change the planning designation for Marin, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties. (The other three counties are in the Sacramento statistical area.) The bill also would apply to cities and towns within the counties that have less than 100,000 residents—that includes all of the towns and cities in Marin. Although AB 1537 wouldn’t alter the ability of local jurisdictions to upzone or downzone beyond their current capabili-

ties, it would set a benchmark at the state level for local jurisdictions. “For many years, the county has looked for the most effective ways to meet its housing goals, the success of which is critically important to many of our hardworking residents,” says Marin Supervisor Kate Sears in a statement. The “hardworking” reference is a nod to one of the goals of affordable-housing advocates: to increase the amount of workforce housing in the county. “The county supports a change in law to better reflect the suburban character of our Marin communities [and an alignment] with our neighboring North Bay counties.”

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AB 1537 is headed to committee. That’s a positive sign for Marin. This isn’t the first time the county has asked the state for a little leeway in the density numbers. When Congressman Jared Huffman was in the Assembly he pushed a bill that could have changed the density designation. That proposal got shot down, but some of the ideas in his bill survived. It called, for instance, on the state to allow Marin to count conversions of housing units toward the number of housing units it needs. But only a handful of housing has been created using the legislative tool. Supervisor Judy Arnold, who 8> represents Novato and constituents by

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Library tax renewal headed to ballot Hey book lovers, you may want to pick up some of that voter info the local libraries make available each election cycle—as the Board of Supervisors this week approved putting the renewal of the Measure A library parcel tax on the June ballot. The tax charges $49 a year per parcel, and it was approved for five years by 74 percent of voters in 2010. Measure A, which accounts for about 15 percent of the Marin County Free Library’s budget, expires on June 30, 2015. If renewed, Measure A will expire on June 30, 2024, and will have a cost-of-living adjustment tied to the Bay Area Consumer Price Index, capped at 3 percent, according to Deputy Director of County Library Services Scott Bauer. Measure A has brought in about $2.5 million a year for Marin County Free Library, which has 10 libraries that serve the county’s unincorporated areas, as well as the City of Novato and the towns of Fairfax and Corte Madera. Only those who live in the districts the library serves pay the parcel tax. Much of the library’s remaining funds come from property taxes. Bauer says the library checked out a little more than 2 million items to people in fiscal year 2012-13 and had a little more than a million visits. “Keeping doors open and keeping materials on the shelves” are among Measure A’s main contributions, Bauer says, but it is also the primary source of an initiative to update infrastructure for visitors with disabilities. Programs like Mother Goose on the Loose—basically, reading to preschoolers—and the library’s bookmobile—which visits child and senior centers—also benefit from Measure A. Bridge toll increase likely Might be time to find a carpool companion, Marin commuters—the toll on the Golden Gate Bridge might go up by $1 starting April 7, for drivers both with and without FasTrak. Now, the toll is $5 and $6, respectively. The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s finance committee released a report this week recommending that the district’s board of directors vote to accept the toll increase, which would rise incrementally through 2018. The finance committee picked the second-highest toll option of four that the district was considering. In this option, tolls would rise in April, go up by 25 cents in July 2016 and again in July 2017, and increase by 50 cents in July 2018, with tolls reaching $7 and $8. The district expects it would raise about $18 million in fiscal-year 2014-15 (July 1 to June 30) and net about $123 million over the next five years. Of the 130 comments the district received during a public comment period about the toll increase, 54 favored some kind of toll increase, 30 opposed any increase and 31 suggested that other options, like bicycle or pedestrian tolls, should be considered first. The district projects it has a $142 million shortfall over the next five years—citing inflation, subsidizing the district’s ferry and bus systems, the Doyle Drive project and infrastructure maintenance—so it will need to find other ways to make up the remaining $19 million. Of the 19 board members representing the district’s six founding counties, four represent Marin and nine San Francisco.


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10. Identify these words that contain the letters RSTU in order: 10a. Replacement for an ill performer in a play 10b. To put too many items in a bag or suitcase 10c. A great hero in the field of athletics or entertainment ... or romance BONUS QUESTION: What is the current year, in Roman numerals? Howard Rachelson invites you to future Team Trivia Contests at the Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael on Tuesday, March 4, also at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Tuesday, March 11, and at the Broken Drum in San Rafael on Wednesday, March 12; all begin at 6:30 pm. Contact howard1@triviacafe.com for more info. www.triviacafe.com. ▲ Colette Pratt, an 80-yearyoung Sausalito resident, has not one, but two heroes that she calls “extremely gallant gentlemen.” Last Tuesday night, in the parking lot of the Century Cinema in Corte Madera, she tripped over a concrete wheel stop and landed face down on the pavement. Within seconds, two men helped her up, gave her a towel for her bleeding face, retrieved her glasses and purse, and flagged down her friend with whom she’d seen the movie. Colette’s friend didn’t know the route to Marin General Hospital, but once again the gentlemen came to the rescue. They led the way to MGH and escorted Colette inside to ensure that her check-in went smoothly. Though we don’t know their names, we definitely know they’re heroes.

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▼ An Inverness couple was driving at the speed limit on the two-lane road near the Nicasio Reservoir when they heard a blaring horn behind them. Suddenly, a Range Rover roared by. The couple watched as the driver continued in the other lane to pass yet another car, even with fast-approaching traffic coming from the opposite direction. At the last second, the risk-loving driver swerved back into the right lane. While a head-on crash was avoided, barely, the Range Rover forced the car it had just passed to brake abruptly. Why the reckless driving? The couple that witnessed the events later caught up to the female driver madly rushing to ... the Inverness Post Office. Hey, Zero, we sure hope your important letter got out on time.— Nikki Silverstein

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Thank you to Kaiser Hospital and Marin General Hospital. After a great day with my staff at the Best of Marin photo shoot at George’s, I had an unexpected emergency. At 1am I woke up with an aching stomach. It was a terrible pain that had me doubled over, but was not my typical ache. There was no upset stomach, no headache and no nausea. I could not make it subside and could not go back to sleep. Living alone, I engaged in a debate with myself on whether or not to go to the hospital. I decided to call 911 from my mobile phone. I got Berkeley and the 911 help said they could not assist me and hung up. Wow. Not exactly what I had anticipated—I need to add some new emergency numbers to my phone immediately. I called Marin General Emergency and they said to come in immediately. I called Tiburon Taxi and am very thankful to the young man who not only drove me but walked me into the lobby. My pain was now approaching nine on a scale of one to 10. Within 15 minutes I was on a bed and a nurse was setting me up with an IV and beginning the morphine-like drip to relieve my pain. I was about to pass out, it hurt so much. Eventually the pain subsided and we began the process of figuring out what was bothering me. While the blood was being analyzed and my vitals updated, we considered the possibilities: food poisoning, stress, ulcer ... I decided that leftover pasta was the culprit. After several hours of tests and additional requests for more pain reliever, the doctors decided to give me a cocktail. Not the scotch and water I normally drink, but a three-part mix that ended with Maalox. I was able to down it and then waited for results ... nothing happened and the pain began to climb back to level eight. Since all my vitals were normal, and the cocktail did not do anything, they decided a CT scan was next. My nurse wheeled me up to another floor, hooked me up to a dye drip and took the pictures. Afterwards, it was back down the elevator and into my room with a plea for more pain reliever. After waiting for 30 minutes I asked my nurse what the CT scan revealed. “Hasn’t the surgeon talked with you yet?” he said. Uh oh, I am in for surgery. The surgeon, Dr Kidd, showed up and said the scan revealed a “dying” section of small colon and they recommended immediate action within 10 hours or I would be in serious jeopardy. Luckily, I had my cellphone, and I texted my daughter in Oakland, my sister in Cloverdale and my friends at the Pacific Sun. Then my phone went dead. I told them my surgery was imminent at Marin General. The next 30 minutes passed, the nurse said they would love to take care of me at MGH, but that I was a new Kaiser member and they would send over an ambulance to pick me up and do the surgery at Kaiser. Love insurance. I just switched our company plan to Kaiser and I joined in January, 45 days ago. A brand-new Mercedes ambulance showed up and whisked me away. Marin is something, the Mercedes only had 5,000 miles. Great service, with a smile, but upon arrival I felt nausea and lost everything in a convenient bag they provided. Not once for five minutes—but twice. Nothing like a clean stomach before surgery. Kaiser went into action. “We were waiting for you Mr. Heinen,” said my greeter. Dr. Michael Parnes spoke with me and agreed with the recommendation from MGH that I needed immediate surgery. By 3:30pm, I was under the knife. As five different doctors and nurses were prepping me for surgery, my last thought was my family barely knows I am ill and the ones I contacted think I am at MGH! In 14 hours, I went from being asleep and now having surgery. Being extremely positive and optimistic, I relaxed, said a prayer, and watched (laughed) as they shaved my tummy, peppered me with questions and hoped for the best. Dr. Parnes did a great job and so far the surgery looks like a success. I am 12 inches shorter in the small intestine area, but since we have 20 feet, I won’t be missing the foot. What caused this phenomenon was unique, but I will keep this to myself for my closest friends who like intestinal stories. I also have a great photo. The nurses at Kaiser were numerous and all smiles: the redhead Phyllis, tall and funny Sue, Deb, Kim, Andrea, Stefani to name a few. I had a young nursing student from Dominican University who took a liking to me and had a great bedside manner. She helped me figure out how to contact my family. Now that I was out of surgery, I had no telephone numbers memorized, a skill I gave up with the advent of the smartphone. No one had an iPhone 5 charger so my mobile phone was useless. She found my emergency contact name and number and I was able to get word out to the world I was alive and well and at Kaiser Hospital, not MGH. My Dominican friend also had one more learning experience with me, as I was asked if she could remove my catheter. Sure I said. I’m always willing to help out. My critique: take 4-5 seconds next time, not 14-15 seconds ... For the next three days, I had a dietary restriction of no food and water and was fed a constant drip of saline, one liter every six hours along with a mix of pain relievers that kept me comfortable. I got home by the end of day Monday, and I’ll need a couple weeks of rehab before I am back at full strength. What was a scary time ended up being a life-saving event thanks to our excellent health facilities here in Marin. When my sister Marilyn visited me with her friend Vivian who had lived in Corte Madera, Vivian commented that I was very smart to get myself to the hospital as most guys would not take this action and wait too long. Guys, better to act sooner than later. Y

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< 6 Not-so-metropolitan life who have mounted some mighty strong pushbacks to housing proposals, worked with Huffman when he introduced that legislation. Last year, the notion of possibly getting the state to grant Marin a suburban designation reignited. Arnold called Levine and went to Sacramento. “We met with Norma Torres, who was chair of the [Housing and Community Development Committee]. She in essence said, ‘I am not even going to introduce it.’ She said Marin is a rich, whiny county” that doesn’t have a commitment to affordable housing,” Arnold says. Whether that’s true or not—and many opponents of higher-density developments say it’s not true and they support affordable housing—the appearance of opposition to affordable housing, the raucous opposition it has received in Marin, has made an impression in Sacramento. After Torres moved from the Assembly to the state Senate, Arnold called Levine and said maybe it’s time for another try. He said he wanted to get something passed and started work on a new version of the legislation. The problem, aside from Marin having such a miserable reputation in Sacramento when it comes to affordable housing, was stiff opposition from affordablehousing organizations. They have considerable power in Sacramento. Supervisor Susan Adams pulled together a coalition of affordable-housing organizations that could help AB 1537 avoid the taint of previous efforts. If Marin could show it’s dedicated to providing housing for a range of residents, and if affordable-housing groups got on board, legislation could have a chance. “In Sacramento, when Marin County asks for changes to anything related to housing, eyeballs roll,” says Adams, echoing the perception from Arnold. “They say you’re not doing enough for affordable housing.” The second stab at introducing legislation to change the Marin density designation “is really challenging,” says Adams. She serves on the executive committee of the California Association of Counties. She’s also the vice chair of the transportation and land use committee, both of which put her in an advantageous spot to help push AB 1537. The Association of Counties helped Adams organize multiple meetings with the Housing and Community Development Department. She also met with housing advocates. “We had a lot of very good conversations.” Adams has an answer to the question, “Why is this time different (potentially) from all other times? She says the logic in the argument from Marin that has made the most impact is “the straight-face test.” Classifying Solano, Sonoma and Napa counties as suburban makes sense, she says. If that’s the case, Marin should be 8 Pacific Sun february 28 - march 6, 2014

suburban like them rather than aligned with San Francisco. The Marin contingent argued that Marin isn’t asking the state to relieve the county of its fair share of responsibility to accommodate housing. But, says Adams, “It shouldn’t make a difference [to the state] if we put 100 units on three acres or 100 units on five acres.” Those numbers are hypothetical, and Adams’ argument reminds that the number of housing units the state requires does not change with a switch from metropolitan to suburban, just where those numbers get built. Marin still needs to satisfy the housing-need numbers. Any change that comes from AB 1537 will not affect the county’s current housing element, which sets a default density of 30 units per acre. The change, however, would reduce the default density of future individual developments. AB 1537 would give what development critics say they have wanted. But opponents of following the county’s long-held policy to concentrate development along the Highway 101 corridor continue their attacks. If AB 1537 passes, they will no longer be able to say that the county and the state refuse to listen to their desires. AB 1537 represents a compromise. When Adams went to Sacramento, she had an important ally: the affordablehousing organizations which decided to

back the bill. “The affordable-housing folks actually came to our defense and said they sometimes can’t afford to create something that’s 30 units per acre. They said sometimes they only have the resources to do 20 units or less. They said if you want affordable housing, putting these arbitrary densities doesn’t always get us there.” The density levels as set in 2004 came about in part on the assumption that a certain number of units would have to be built to make it financially feasible to build affordable units in a development. But a one-size-fits-all approach to density numbers may be unreasonable. That’s also a point development critics have raised. Gathering support from the affordable housing organizations is a big step. How big is illustrated by the effort last year to get Levine’s first piece of legislation through Sacramento. “The day Marc introduced the bill, 10 minutes later [the Non-profit Housing Association of Northern California] sent out an email to all the affordable-housing advocates saying they opposed the bill.” This time, in addition to support from the counties, the Housing Association of Northern California, Bridge Housing, Eden Housing and EAH are among the supporters. “We had not been contacted in past efforts,” says Michael Lane, policy director

at the Housing Association. Adams and Arnold fixed that and reached out to the housing advocates. Another big difference: Past bills were statewide propositions. AB 1537 affects only four counties in which the change makes demographic sense. Lane also says the housing advocates mistrusted previous bills because they would have allowed councils of governments to “lower densities arbitrarily.” Lane says AB 1537 is a “strategic and surgical” change that won’t gut “the entire default density program.” The bill makes sense “without undermining the goals of housing policy in the process.” But Lane also says opponents of affordable housing should refrain from thinking that support from housing organizations is a sign of submission. Their support of AB 1537 in no way means they will sit idly while other counties “come forward and raise their hands” in a bid to get their densities lowered. “We think this is a good-faith compromise.” When Adams initiated contact with the Housing Association, she took a savvy political step. She says she’s ready to support the bill with testimony when it goes to committee. Reaching out paved the way for the Housing Association—and the other housing organizations—to take make a positive move. “We don’t just want to say no to everything,” says Lane. Y Contact the writer at peter@pseidman.com


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Passing the Buck

The Buck Trust is a veritable gold mine of philanthropy— but some in Marin’s arts community are booing the funding priorities This is the first of two articles on the controversial relationship of the Buck Trust with Marin’s arts scene. This installment looks at the history of the trust and its current funding priorities. A second article next month will examine possible future options for Buck Trust funders and potential grant recipients. Charles Brousse is the Sun’s theater critic.

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hen Beryl Hamilton Buck died in 1975, very few outside her inner circle took notice. She wasn’t a public figure in Marin. No scandals. No attention-getting pronouncements about the need for 50-feet-high privacy hedges. Just another average millionaire widow living quietly next door to her close friend, legal advisor and confidante, attorney John Elliot Cook, in a place that has more than its share of such people—the leafy town of Ross. Yet, her death set in motion a chain of events that have had a profound effect on

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life in Marin and the philanthropic world her death—and what came with it—caught in general. Now, nearly 40 years later, it appeople’s attention. With oil prices rising pears that yet another link—which ought steadily, it was generally assumed that the to be controversial, but isn’t—is about to be Belridge shares would also rise, leading added. eventually to a buyout by one of the indusThe story begins with the passing of Mrs. try giants that would be willing to pay a nice Buck’s husband, Leonard, in 1953. Mr. Buck premium to gain control of its substantial was head of the family-controlled Belridge proven reserves—which is precisely what Oil Company, which owned valuable happened in the 1979 acquisition by assets in the southern San Joaquin Shell. by Valley. These were left to Beryl, Today, due to prudent investhis surviving spouse, who in ing of the proceeds and the luck Charles turn surprised everyone except of the market, the Buck Trust’s Brousse her most intimate advisors by core value stands at more than $1 stipulating in her will (written with billion. Cook’s help) that the the Belridge In the early years, this unexpected holdings (then valued at about $11.5 windfall was greeted with jubilation million) should be transferred to the San throughout Marin’s relatively small assembly Francisco Foundation, an organization both of nonprofits. Hardworking but chronishe and Cook trusted, to be used for the cally poor (personally and organizationally) exclusive benefit of the residents of the place administrators and their staffs looked at she loved—Marin County. each other in disbelief as they realized what If Mrs. Buck lived fairly anonymously, the impact of their good fortune might be.

Those laboring in the human-needs sector (health, aging, affordable housing, economic and social disparities, education, etc.) were overjoyed that Mrs. Buck’s will explicitly designated them as top priorities. At the same time, arts and environmental groups took comfort in the fact that she also recognized the importance of their activities by directing that trust funds be used to strengthen community ties and improve the county’s “quality of life,” an area in which the arts play an especially vital role. For a while it looked like the hopes of all the factions would be realized. But today, those in the theater community (and others involved in Marin’s cultural environment) reveal a very different attitude. Facing the reality that the Buck Trust’s funding, now administered by the Marin Community Foundation (MCF), is currently focused almost entirely on the humanneeds sector, some remain optimistic that the pendulum will eventually swing 12>


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When Beryl Buck died in 1975, the value of her Belridge Oil portfolio was about $11.5 million; today the Buck Trust is valued at more than $1 billion.

back. Others, however, are angry. (And a few have tried to adapt to the requirement that their grant requests connect with a social or educational purpose.) The great majority, however (who, for obvious reasons, asked that their names not be used) replied with a mixture of skepticism, disappointment and a growing apprehension about the difficulties that lie ahead as expenses rise and revenue can’t keep up. Ivan Poutiatine, an influential founding board member and donor to Marin Theatre Company, echoes a typical sentiment when he says, “I question whether this is what Mrs. Buck intended. She said her goal was a healthy community. The arts are part of that—and quality takes money. You can’t buy culture on the cheap.” It’s a situation in which two different philanthropic philosophies are in play, but one—what we may call the social justice approach—has assumed complete dominance over the major local source of nonprofit funding.

How did we get to this point? Clues can be found in the historical record. THE GOLDEN AGE, 1981-1988 Although residents tended to look to San Francisco for their “serious” cultural experiences when the San Francisco Foundation (SFF) took over as Buck Trust administrator in 1981, Marin County wasn’t exactly a suburban wasteland. Among Marin’s performing arts resources at that time were a symphony orchestra, a ballet school, an opera company, a light-opera company that presented popular Broadway musicals, and the multi-use Dance Palace in West Marin. On the theatrical side were two venerable community theaters (Novato and Ross Valley), a semi-professional Mill Valley Center for the Performing Arts (MVCPA), and the annual Mountain Play in the amphitheater on Mt. Tam. In addition, there were a pair of startups whose mission was to develop and produce new work: Sausalito’s experimental Snake Theatre and San Rafael’s more tradi-

tional Theater Artists of Marin. Faced with the task of suddenly having to disburse 16-18 percent of Buck Trust dollars (its normal budget allocation for arts and culture) to this lightly populated county while maintaining demanding quality standards, SFF set aside a large chunk for two major projects: the purchase and re-development of a theater building for MVCPA (re-christened the Marin Theatre Company in 1984) on Miller Avenue, and a plan for an expanded Mill Valley Film Festival that included the re-model of a dilapidated old art deco onescreen movie house on Fourth Street in San Rafael, now known as the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. What remained in the funding pot was distributed in generous grants to companies that met the foundation’s expansive criteria, allowing Marin to briefly become one of the Bay Area’s most exciting places for both performing artists and audiences. As might be expected, this wide-ranging largesse drew criticism, particularly from county government and some competing nonprofits, because it diverted funds from the human-needs sector, which was feeling the financial pinch of Proposition 13 tax revenue cutbacks. To its credit, SFF stuck to its funding priorities. According to Douglas Ferguson (a Marin attorney renowned for his ability to bring together local funders and arts organizations needing help), when he raised the issue with John Kreidler, then SFF’s program officer for arts and culture, Kreidler smiled and said, “I’m happy to see some of our resources going to the promotion of joy, rather than just the relief of suffering.” By 1984, however, the San Francisco Foundation was ready to throw in the towel. Complaining that it was impossible to spend all the Buck money locally and maintain standards, SFF filed a lawsuit in Marin Superior Court seeking to break Mrs. Buck’s instruction that funding be restricted to persons and agencies within county lines. That was the beginning of two years of colorful court proceedings that attracted national attention to a lawsuit that, because of its possible impact on the sanctity of donor wishes, came to be known as the “Super Bowl of Probate.” The resistance to SFF’s power grab, suffice it to say, brought together just about everyone who had a stake in the Buck Trust’s future. (I, myself, became an unofficial representative of the arts community and consulted with Marin’s lead attorney, County Counsel Doug Maloney, on several occasions.) Despite the legal wrangling over the geographic boundaries for the Buck Trust, at no time was there any talk of radically changing the funding priorities set by SFF. Yet, change they did. * * * * * On Aug. 15, 1986, Superior Court Judge Homer B. Thompson signed his order denying SFF’s petition to modify the geographic restriction for Buck Trust grantees. During the next couple of years, attention given to the transfer of the trust’s administra-

tion to a newly organized Marin Community Foundation (MCF) overshadowed other issues, allowing SFF allocation policies to more or less remain in place. Nevertheless, there were hints of what was to come in the increasingly demanding suggestions from members of the Marin County Board of Supervisors that trust funds be used to meet urgent social justice needs instead of being distributed to independent sectors with separate agendas (i.e. arts and culture) as had been the case since the trust began operations. Then, in 2009, the Marin Community Foundation announced a new “strategic plan,” essentially confirming its new emphasis on social issues. The Five Year Strategic Plan specifically names three areas of importance in its funding goals: “closing the education achievement gap, ending the cycle of poverty and increasing affordable housing.” The MCF model for rewarding arts and culture grants places an emphasis on arts education and providing the community with “equitable access to high quality and relevant arts and culture activities.” But that’s little solace to long-established art organizations like the Marin Arts Council which, in 2009, was informed by MCF that it was scaling back its funding support to the 15-year-old arts institution. In 2012, the Marin Arts Council officially dissolved due to lack of funds. Members of the art-and-culture community, critical of the current Buck Trust allocation of resources, point to the makeup of the MCF governance as another point of concern. MCF’s Board of Trustees—a nine-member body, two of whose members are directly appointed by the supervisors—currently has no representative from the art-and-culture community. (It does have individuals with medical, education, health services and financial backgrounds.) Since 1998, MCF’s president has been Dr. Thomas Peters, who had previously been director of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. As the fifth year of MCF’s strategic plan nears (a one-year extension has already been approved), arts organizations are seeing few signs of MCF reversing course toward the old days of spreading the wealth among a variety of fields that form the tapestry of life in Marin. And few would fail to acknowledge the worthiness in MCF’s efforts to mitigate education and income disparities, problems of aging, homelessness and a myriad other social ills. But is that all it takes to promote a healthy, culturally vibrant community? How can MCF forge a closer relationship with the people whose welfare it is pledged to promote? What specific non-social justice projects would seem to qualify for urgent Buck Trust consideration? Those are some of the questions I intend to address in the second installment, which will also focus on the foundation’s point of view about the proper allocation of grants, as expressed via a series of interviews we recently conducted with MCF President Tom Peters. Y Charles can be reached at cbrousse@att.net. february 28 - March 6, 2014 Pacific Sun 12


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San Francisco Boys Chorus. In college, he sk singer and composer Noah toured with the Jubilee Singers and Fisk Griffin what attracts him to the University Choir (he also once auditioned music of Cole Porter and without hesitation he cites the composer’s romantic for Duke Ellington). While attending Harvard Law School, a dean sent Griflyrics. fin to visit the law firm that manages the “I’m drawn by his breadth of emotional Cole Porter Musical and Literary Property expression,” says Griffin, the founder and Trusts. “I found out more about Porter and artistic director of the newly launched learned that he’d attended Harvard Law Cole Porter Society. “He’s able to express himself at a level that is completely beyond for a year before switching over to music,” Griffin says. “That’s when I decided to go any other composer that I know of. He’s into music full time.” simply nonpareil. I think it was Richard Instead, Griffin “got waylaid” for 35 Rodgers who said that anyone can write with longing or romance. But Porter wrote years in government, politics and media. Eight years ago, he suffered a stroke with passion. He wrote about love that’s that paralyzed his left side. Following his faded, unrequited love—there are few asrecovery, Griffin decided it was time to do pects of romance that his range of writing the things he’d always wanted to do—he did not reach.” rekindled his interest in Cole Porter’s “He’s racy without being ribald. He’s music. suggestive without being salacious. He’s These days, his mission is “to preserve, saucy without being sordid. He gets to the promote and perpetuate” Porter’s legacy. edge and then he just “I want to ensure that moves back a little bit.” future generations “He’s not Miley Cyrus, COMING sOON know and appreciate his let’s put it that way.” The Cole Porter Society presents music and his unique Griffin, a Tiburon An Evening of Cole Porter contribution to the on Friday, Feb. 28, at 8pm at resident, will share his American songbook, so the Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis passion Friday, Feb. 28, much of which is sadly Drake Blvd., Ross. $50 (half of at An Evening of Cole which is tax deductible). unknown to today’s Porter, a local concert 421-6272. rossvalleyplayers.com generation,” says Grifbenefitting the Cole fin, adding that the Cole Porter Society and the Porter Society plans to Ross Valley Players. The grant scholarships to music students in adnonprofit organization, sanctioned by the dition to its other educational programs. Cole Porter trust, has begun working with music programs in public schools and universities to preserve Porter’s legacy. The Indiana-born Porter, who died in 1964, is one of the icons of musical theater. He penned the songs to such popular stage productions as the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, Anything Goes and Silk Stockings, among others. His film work generated star power for Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Bing Crosby, to name a few. His Hollywood credits include the scores to the 1946 film Night and Day, loosely based on Porter’s life and starring Cary Grant. Porter’s songs—including “Don’t Fence Me In,” “You Do Something to Me” and “In the Still of the Night”—are an essential part of the American songbook and have been recorded by everyone from jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall to the Pogue’s Shane McGowan and U2. Griffin’s own appreciation of Porter’s music dates to his childhood—he grew up in the 1950s listening to an eclectic mix of pop songs on AM radio, includIt’s ‘anything goes’ this Friday when Noah Griffin, shown ing Sinatra’s hit cover of “Night and Day.” here at Fantasy Studios, brings the music of Cole Porter to the Barn. He had started singing at age 7 with the

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“I once heard that music is a painting in sound and words. My goal is to expand the palette of youngsters today,” he says. “The emotional expression among kids today is so limited. You want them to have more than ‘Baby, baby, I’ve got this feeling,’ or worse. As I said to my older boys, who are 32 and 30, when I made them listen to Sinatra, I said, 20 years from now you’re not going to be able to say, ‘Sweetheart, they’re playing our rap.’ OK, you might, but it would be awfully limited in terms of your musical literacy and your desire to express what you feel about somebody. “It would great for kids to know, if not about the genius of Cole Porter, at least the genre of music from which he sprung.” Y Fence Greg in at gcahill51@gmail.com.

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ananas are considered by many to be the world’s most popular fruit. In this country, we consume more bananas than apples and oranges combined, according to the Chiquita Banana website, which equates to around 27 pounds of bananas per person each year. That is a lot of bananas. The fruit is a perfect food in many ways with superior health benefits, portability and versatility. The history of how bananas got here from the tropics is worth exploring. The introduction of bananas to the New World came in the mid-1800s, around the time of the Civil War. Plantations were running in the Caribbean and then Central America but the transportation of the fragile fruit relied on refrigeration. By the 1880s a network of steamships and railroads, coupled with the development of insulated, refrigerated containers, were in place enabling successful voyages of bananas from the tropics to U.S. ports. By 1899 refrigerated ship traffic to the United States reached 90,000 tons per year. As demand for bananas grew, the notorious “Banana Republics” were born. The term was coined by the author O. Henry in his book Cabbages and Kings (1904) and essentially means a politically unstable country whose economy is dependent on

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the export of a single, limited-resource product. With U.S. importers making profits upward of 1,000 percent on their banana shipments, the roots of Chiquita Brands and Dole Foods took hold in vulnerable Caribbean and Central American nations. Through corrupt manipulation of local laws these companies were able to buy acres of prime agricultural land and establish plantations, while at the same time employing natives for very little pay. With this economic set up, the fruit companies were able to move bananas into the U.S. cheaply and sell them at a very low cost. By 1913, it was noted that 25 cents bought a dozen bananas, but only two U.S.-grown apples. The popularity of bananas soared with a cheap and readily available supply throughout the country. Their nutritional prowess was discovered over time, which furthered their marketability. Here are just a few of the fruit’s health benefits: n Aids in digestion n High potassium, which protects against leg cramps n Calcium content contributes to strong bones n Excellent recovery food after a workout by regulating blood sugar

The seeds have a thyme-like flavor and are used in curries, chutneys and pappadams, and hard to digest recipes like pakoda, bajji. Because of their seed-like appearance, the fruit pods are sometimes called seeds; they are egg-shaped and grayish in color. The raw fruit pod smells very similar to thyme, but is more aromatic and less subtle in taste, A small amount will tend to dominate the flavor of a dish.

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High in antioxidants, which help protect against cancer n Plentiful vitamin B6 protects against Type 2 diabetes, boosts the nervous system and assists in white blood cell production n High fiber helps the elimination process and assists against heart disease n Instant energy boost With abundant health benefits and relatively low pricing, bananas are on everyone’s shopping list—but is it better to buy organic or conventional? Bananas are not on the “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residue, and since the edible part is inside a skin that is inedible, it seems like conventional is a safe way to go. However, fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides that are used to protect the crop go into the soil of the banana tree and find their way in small amounts to the fruit. In the organic bins, I’ve often wondered about some of the labels on bananas and what they mean. Earth University Costa Rica is a label found in Whole Foods stores; the grocer partnered with EU, which is committed to sustainable development of the tropics through education. The bananas grown here are organically raised and are guaranteed “Whole Trade”—another label on the fruit— which ensures that products are produced according to strict labor, community, quality and environmental standards. Bananas labeled simply “organic” are grown using natural fertilizers, such as seaweed, employing insect predators to prevent pests and weeding is done by hand or using mulch as a deterrent. Whether organic or conventional, bananas are a healthy addition to any household. So before you go bananas trying to figure out what to cook with your banana bunch, check out some of these recipes using the world’s favorite fruit.

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BUTTERMILK BANANA PANCAKES Yield: 14-16 pancakes

Hum the Jack Johnson song while making these for extra inspiration. 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 banana mashed 2 tablespoons sugar 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 banana cut in 1/4-inch pieces 1/2 tablespoon butter

Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, oil and mashed banana together in a medium bowl until well mixed. In a large bowl, stir the sugar, flour, baking powder and soda and salt together. Pour the liquid ingre-

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dients into the dry until just combined; batter will be thick and lumpy. Fold in the banana pieces. Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles then add the butter and swirl until melted. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into the hot pan and cook until bubbles appear and edges are golden. Flip and cook for another minute. Hold in a warm oven while you cook the rest of the batter.

BANANA TARTE TATIN Adapted from Martha Stewart, this recipe is a total winner. The rum and vanilla add just the right sharpness to the sweet, rich banana filling and puff pastry. Plus it is super easy to make. The original recipe recommends serving the tart with creme fraiche, but my preference is vanilla ice cream. All-purpose flour, for work surface 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 large, ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons dark rum Vanilla ice cream for serving

Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured work surface to a 131/2 inch square. Using a large skillet as a guide, cut a 12 inch round. Transfer the pastry to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. Make three 1/2-inch slits in the center of the pastry round and set aside. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook, swirling skillet occasionally, until mixture turns medium amber, about 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla and rum and cook until mixture has thickened, about 1-1/2 minutes. Arrange bananas in skillet, overlapping slightly. Place pastry round on top of bananas and transfer to oven. Bake until pastry is golden brown and puffed, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm or room temperature with ice cream. Y Day-o! Day-ay-ay-o! Email brooke.d.jackson@gmail.com.


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800 Belle Ave. | San Rafael | 415.388.4386 Camp Doodles offers several convenient summer camp locations in San Francisco & Marin. We are open Monday - Friday from 7:30am - 6:00pm. Come for a day, week or join our very large contingent of happy children who enjoy the entire fun summer with us. Camp is open June - August. Rates, site-dates and more info on our registration page. All local & international children are welcome to join us (for best results, children should be age 4.5 by the first day of camp). www.campdoodles.com

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The workshop program will include acting, singing, and dance training, rehearsal hours, production work and two dance class each week for all participants. Ages 8-18. www.marilynizdebskiproductions.com/2014-summer-musical-theatre-camp

200 North San Pedro Rd. | San Rafael | 415.444.8000 Camps for Pre-K through 10th Grade! Pre-K and Kindergarten camps also in Tiburon! Buy 4 weeks and get one more FREE! 2 week camps include field trips, overnights, swimming, sports, music, nature, dress-up days, PJ parties, astro jumps, and beach days! 1 week camps include Secret Agent, Jr. Superhero Engineering, Lego Ninjaneers, Lego Robotics, doodlebug Art Adventures, Sports Olympics, Junior Chefs, and more! One-week Adventure Travel camps in Tahoe, Santa Cruz and Whitewater Rafting! www.marinjcc.org/camp/summer-camp/

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1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd. | Petaluma | 415.388.4386 x17 Marin Ranch Camp is Marin County premier overnight adventure camp. We’re known for our core values of Friendship, Adventure, Community, Tradition & Safety. We offer a fun and engaging sleep-away camp program where kids ages 7 - 17 can hike, swim, boat, explore and play. A place where children can be themselves while participating in traditional, good old fashioned summer camp activities. Marin Ranch Camp is part of the Camp Doodles family. www.MarinRanchCamp.org

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601 N. Hamilton Parkway | Novato | 415.499.4487 A variety of Shakespeare productions and acting lessons for different age groups. Story telling and theatre games for younger kids, acting swimming and tennis for older kids, and professional direction for teens. Ages 5-18. Marin Shakespeare Company’s two and three week summer camps provide fun learning experiences for students ages 5 through teenagers. www.marinshakespeare.org/pages/summercamps.php

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5768 F Paradise Dr. | Corte Madera | 415.927.0899 Training in freestyle martial arts. Learning padded swords, nunchukas & ninja games. Rockin’ the Ninja Obstacle Courses. Absorbing martial arts messages of wisdom, kindness, altruism and goodwill. www.practicalmartialarts.net/camps/

Ross Academy Montessori School Mini Camp 2014 7 Thomas Dr. | Mill Valley | 415.383.5777

The Ross Academy Montessori School Summer Mini Camp is a continuing Montessori Environment with regular staff the entire summer and lots of outdoor fun, guest appearances and special events. Ages Toddler Program 3-5 years, Primary Program 3-6 years. June 16-August 8. Full Day 9 am-2:30pm, Half Day 9 am -noon, extended day care available 7am-6:15pm. Four-, six- and eight-week programs available. Three day programs (toddlers only), individual weeks OK. www.rossacademymontessorischool.com

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800 College Ave. | Kentfield | 415.453.6020 Ross Recreation has provided a variety of camps for ages 3 to 15 for 29 funfilled years, with experienced, enthusiastic counselors and teachers, your child will have the best summer experience ever! Everything from Academic Camps to Sports Camps to Adventure Camps that go on awesome outings everyday (Ages 7-14). Camps for Pre-School, entering Kindergarten and grades 1-3 round out the fun. www.rossrecreation.org/

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intertime is awards time in the food world and Marin has its share of nominations and winners. Semifinalists in the famous James Beard Foundation’s awards include several familiar names. Larry Mindel tops the list. He has been nominated as Outstanding Restaurateur, citing his current establishments Poggio Trattoria (celebrating its tenth birthday) and the year-old Copita Tequileria y Comida, both in Sausalito. His corporate background includes earlier successes like MacArthur Park and Ciao in San Francisco along with Guaymas and Prego. and he helped grow Il Fornaio from an imported Italian bakery to the national chain of bakery-restaurants it is today. Other local nominees are Marinites Tyler Florence for Wayfare Tavern and Mourad Lalou for Aziza (both in San Francisco), vying for Best Chef: West. Finalists will be chosen this month and winners will be announced in May ... Copita is the creation of Mindel and chef Joanne Weir, a lively destination that promotes seasonal, regional foods and a serious tequila selection. It was just named Best Mexican Restaurant in the 2014 Eat + Drink Awards in 7x7 Magazine, a San Francisco lifestyle publication— the only outside-the-city venue on the readers’ choice list ... And speaking of reading, Rebecca Katz (executive chef-in-residence at Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas) is one of the semi-finalists on the awards list of the International Association of Culinary Professionals for her book, The Longevity Kitchen, in the Health and Special Diet Category ... Critic Alan Richman of GQ magazine named Sir and Star (Olema) among the 25 Best Restaurants in America 2014, praising its “coastal bounty of oldfashioned taste.” AND THE BEST PARTY TO GO TO IS ... If Oscars are your favorite awards and you want to celebrate on Sunday, March 2, in a party atmosphere, make reservations immediately for either of two Marin events. Awards Night at the Lark, a gala at Larkspur’s movie house, will offer hors d’oeuvres by Left Bank and box dinners from Farm House Local. The fun begins at 4pm; cost is $50-$75 and reservations are required. www.larktheater.net ... Novato’s Trek Winery (1026 Machin Avenue) will stage Movie Awards Night Gala as a benefit for the Novato Theater. In addition to a screening of the ceremony, there are two ways of joining in: a 5pm dinner ($125) or appetizers and desserts at 6pm ($50). Reservations required. www.novatotheater.net. BEADS, BEER AND BREAD Officially, Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday and Fat Tuesday is March 4—but around here it’s a moveable

It’s been a tasty year so far for Larry Mindel, owner of Copita and Poggio restaurants in Sausalito—he’s semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur in the annual James Beard Foundation Awards.

feast. Here are some ways to laissez le bon temps roll. Friday, March 28, Hopmonk Tavern in Novato is getting into the spirit with appearances by Gator Nation along with Pulsators. Doors open at 8pm, show begins at 8:45pm, and tickets are $15 ... A fun outing on Saturday, March 1, noon-3pm to Meadowcroft in Sonoma will include a gumbo-making demo the real way—in cast iron—and the best way to enjoy it (demo at noon). Tickets are $25, $20 for members of the Wine Club. https://meadowcroftwines. com ... Hilltop 1892 in Novato will be serving a special menu with Big Easy cocktails all weekend and through Tuesday, March 4. Reservations: www.hilltop1892.com ... For those who want to keep the party going, M.H. Bread and Butter in San Anselmo will be having its Mardi Gras family style dinner Thursday, March 6, 6-9pm. Aperitifs and appetizers will be followed by the meal, closing with traditional New Orleans king cake; there will be beer and wine available for purchase. Cost is $40 per person. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com . IT’S ALL IN THE NAME “El Chevere” may be translated as “awesome” in Spanish—and it’s the name of the Cuban restaurant that opened last month in San Rafael at 1518 Fourth Street. Owner/chef Eucebio Maceo, Santiago native, has put together a menu full of favorites for fans of island foods: slowroasted pork ribs, oxtail stew, ropa viejo, grilled chicken and fish, sandwiches with plantain chips, sangria. Live music on Saturdays, from 6-8pm, brightens the atmosphere of the casual setting. Open daily, 11am-9pm, Monday-Friday; 11am-2pm, SaturdaySunday. Y Collect beads with Pat at patfusco@sonic.net.


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F R I D AY febr u ary 2 8 — T H U R S D AY march 6 M ovie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d Academy Awards Night Party Catch the Oscars on the Lark’s big screen at an evening of fun, glitz and frabjous food and drink. Red carpet, silent auction and prizes for most glam getups. l American Hustle (2:18) Docudramatic look at the Abscam scandal of the seventies stars Amy Adams and Christian Bale as grifters blackmailed by the FBI into taking down a New Jersey politico. l America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth The third chapter in Darryl Roberts’ documentary series looks at the zeitgeist’s unhealthy eroticism of the nation’s children. l Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2:23) Ron Burgundy is back and as fatuous as ever as he heads to stardom on the country’s first 24-hour news channel; Will Ferrell stars, of course. l The Dallas Buyers Club (1:57) Biopic of Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texas cowboy who established a clearinghouse for alternative AIDS treatments from around the world. l 86th Annual Academy Awards The Rafael hosts a Oscar Night event with prize-packed raffle, silent auction, fine wines, delectable noshes and the live telecast in dazzling high definition. l Endless Love (1:45) Remake of the 1981 teen swoonfest about the forbidden love affair between a sheltered nice girl and a sexy bad boy. l Femme: Women Healing the World (1:31) Inspiring documentary focuses on women in every corner of the world who are dealing with global problems from a feminine perspective, Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire and Riane Eisler among them. 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 Gloria (1:50) Acclaimed Chilean drama about a lonely woman’s dangerously intimate affair with a fellow singleton; Paulina Garcia stars. l The Great Beauty (2:22) Felliniesque satirical dramedy about an aging writer’s bittersweet adventures in beautiful, bizarre Rome. l Her (1:59) Lonesome social-network nerd Joaquin Phoenix falls for his new computer operating system; Spike Jonze directs Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson. l If You Build It (1:25) Documentary follows architects Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller as they lead a hands-on design-and-construction class at a dirt-poor North Carolina high school that transforms the community. l In Secret (1:42) Zola’s Thérèse Raquin hits the big screen with Elizabeth Olsen as a married, repressed Belle Époque Parisian and Oscar Isaac as the boulevardier who lights her fire. l Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (1:47) Prequel to Tom Clancy’s CIA thrillers stars Chris Pine as Ryan; Kenneth Branagh directs! l Jesus Christ Superstar (1:48) The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice passion-play-in-thedesert rock opera, presented under the direction of Norman Jewison. 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 l

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and Liam freakin’ Neeson supply the vocals. l Merrily We Roll Along (2:40) Direct from London’s West End it’s Stephen Sondheim’s sweeping, poignant tribute to life in the show business. l The Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor (4:30) Sweeping epic of the founding of Russia stars bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov as Borodin’s conflicted hero. 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 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 Non-Stop (1:47) World-weary air marshal Liam Neeson gets a shot of adrenaline when an unseen extortionist threatens to kill all the passengers on a transatlantic flight to London. l Omar (1:38) Tensely paced thriller about a Palestinian partisan who may or may not be an informant for the Israeli secret service. l Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Catch five cartoons from around the world up for this year’s Academy Awards. 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 Philomena (1:37) Stephen Frears docudrama about an unwed mother’s attempts to track down her long-lost son; Judi Dench stars. l Pompeii (1:45) Historical disaster flick about the slaves, senators and gladiators of the ancient Roman city and their spectacular lava-nation by volcanic Vesuvius. l Rear Window (1:52) Hitchcock’s witty, sexy suspense masterpiece stars James Stewart as a bored peeping Tom who learns more about his neighbors than he ought to; Grace Kelly costars. l Ride Along (1:39) Action comedy follows two cops on an unexpectedly wild night cruising the mean streets of Atlanta; Ice Cube stars. l RoboCop (1:57) A disabled Detroit cop returns to the line as the half-man, half-robot concoction of unscrupulous arms dealers. l Son of God (2:18) Epic retelling of the story of Christ from birth to crucifixion to resurrection; Diogo Morgado stars. l 3 Days to Kill (1:57) Ailing secret agent Kevin Costner takes on one final mission (taking down the world’s top terrorist: a cinch) in exchange for a lifesaving drug. l 300: Rise of an Empire (1:43) An overmatched warrior defends ancient Greece against Persian invaders led by the saucy Eva Green. l Tim’s Vermeer (1:20) Documentary follows Tim Jenison on his 10-year search for the secret of Johannes Vermeer’s photo-realistic artistry. l The Wind Rises (2:06) Oscar-nominated cartoon biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of Japan’s WWII fighter planes. l The Wolf of Wall Street (2:45) Leo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, the securities-fraud king of the 1990s; Martin Scorsese directs.

k New Movies This Week kAcademy Awards Night Party (Not Rated) Lark: Sun 5

American Hustle (R) kAmerica the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth (NR)

Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:55, 7, 10:05 Thu 12:40, 3:55 Rafael: Wed 6:15 (filmmaker Daryl Roberts ; a benefit for Beyond Hunger)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (R) Marin: Fri-Sat 4:20, 7:25, 10:20 Sun 1:15, 4:20, 7:25 Mon-Thu 4:20, 7:25 Northgate: FriWed 10:45, 1:55, 5:05, 8:15 Thu 10:45, 1:55, 5:05 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:45, 4, 7:15, 10:30 The Dallas Buyer’s Club (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1 k86th Annual Academy Awards (NR) Rafael: Sun (doors open at 3:30) Endless Love (PG-13) Northgate: 11:45, 2:25, 5, 7:50, 10:30 kFemme: Women Healing the World (NR) Rafael: Thu 7 (Emmanuel Itier and Jean Shinoda Bolen in person) Frozen (PG) Northgate: 11:25, 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 10 Gloria (R) Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 Sat 1:15, 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:05 The Great Beauty (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sat 8:30 Her (R) Regency: Fri 1, 4:10, 7:10, 10:15 Sat 10, 1, 4:10, 7:10, 10:15 Sun 7:10 Mon-Thu 1, 4:10, 7:10 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7, 9:55 Sat 1, 4, 7, 9:55 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon, Wed, Thu 4, 7 Tue 4 kIf You Build It (Not Rated) Rafael: Sat 7 (star Emily Pilloton in person) In Secret (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:35, 2:10, 4:45, 7:25, 10:10 Sun-Tue, Thu 11:35, 2:10, 4:45, 7:25 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) Northgate: 7:40, 10:15 kJesus Christ Superstar (G) Rafael: Sat 2 (stars Ted Neeley, Barry Dennen and Bob Bingham in person) The LEGO Movie (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:10, 3:15, 6:05, 8:45 Sun-Thu 12:10, 3:15, 6:05 Northgate: 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:20 Playhouse: Fri 3:50, 6:10, 8:30 Sat 1:10, 3:50, 6:10, 8:30 Sun 1:10, 3:50, 6:10 Mon-Thu 3:50, 6:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10; 3D showtimes at 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 Merrily We Roll Along (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 7 kThe Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor (NR) Lark: Sat 9am Wed 6:30 Marin: Sat 9am Wed 6:30 Regency: Sat 9am Wed 6:30 Sequoia: Sat 9am Wed 6:30

The Monuments Men (PG-13)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:55, 6:50, 9:40 Sun-Wed 12:45, 3:55, 6:50 Thu 12:45, 3:55 Playhouse: Fri 3:40, 6:25, 9:10 Sat 1, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10 Sun 1, 3:40, 6:25 Mon-Wed 3:40, 6:25 Thu 3:40 Regency: Fri 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Sat 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Sun-Tue, Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Wed 1:30 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:05, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Sequoia: Fri 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sat 10, 4:15, 7:15, 10 Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 Mon, Tue, Thu 4:15,

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Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:25, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:25, 7:10 Northgate: 11:10, 12:35, 1:50, 3:20, 4:45, 6:10, 7:35, 9, 10:25 Rowland:

Omar (Not Rated) Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (NR) Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Philomena (PG-13)

Rafael: Fri-Sat 6:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:45 Rafael: Fri 3:45 Sat 1:45 Rafael: Fri-Sat 4 Fairfax: 4:10, 7 Marin: Fri 4:35, 7:10, 9:30 Sat 12, 2:15, 4:35, 7:10, 9:30 Sun 2:15, 4:35, 7:10 Mon-Thu 4:35, 7:10 Northgate: 11:20, 2:15, 4:55 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 4, 9:20 Sun-Thu

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

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kThe Wind Rises (Not Rated)

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Regency: Fri 7, 10:05; English-dubbed showtimes at 12:50, 3:50 Sat 7, 10:05; English-dubbed showtimes at 9:55, 12:50, 3:50 Sun-Thu 7; English-dubbed showtimes at 12:50, 3:50 Marin: Fri, Mon, Tue, Thu 4:05, 7:45 Sat-Sun 12:25, 4:05, 7:45 Regency: Fri, Sun-Thu 11:30, 3:20, 7:20 Sat 3:20, 7:20

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

03/05: Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire

02/28: 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Mambofest with Rhythmtown-Jive, Rahni Raines and Zydeco Flames New Orleans R&B, brass band,

03/06: James Harmon and Miles Schon Band Funk, jazz. 7:30pm. $10. HopMonk

zydeco, gospel, roots rock and boogie. 8:30pm. $1820. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 02/28: Biambu’s Slow Burn Soul, jazz and rock. 9:30pm. $7. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 02/28: The Cheesballs 8pm. Georges Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 578-2707. georgesnightclub.com 02/28: Pete Seeger Tribute Concert 8pm. $15-20. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org.

02/28: Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band 8pm. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club

Way, San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net 02/28: Rusty Evans’ Ring of Fire Rockabilly. 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com. 02/28: The 7th Sons Classic rock and blues. 8:30pm. $8. Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, Ft. Baker, Sausalito. 847-2670. the7thsons.com. 02/28: Wonderbread 5 Dance party. 9pm. $15. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com. 03/01: Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs Blues rock. 9:30pm. $15. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 03/01: Doc Kraft Dance Band Swing, latin, country, r&b, rock. 8:30pm. $8. Fort Baker Presidio Yacht Club, Fort Baker, Sommerville Road, Sausalito. 601-7858. dockraft.com.

03/01: Robert Randolph and the Family Band 9pm. $40-44. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19

Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/01: Swoop Unit 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com. 03/01: Walking Spanish, Saffell 8pm. $13-15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455-A East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453-3161. studio55marin.com. 03/02: Jelly Bread 8pm. $7-10. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/02: Lauren Ashley Acoustic, folk, and alternative. 6pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 03/02: Mario Guarneri Jazz. 7pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com.

03/03: Moistboyz featuring Mickey Melchiondo from Ween 8pm. $15-17. Sweetwater

Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/04: Swing Fever Jazz standards. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 03/05: Martha Crawford Jazz. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com.

8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub, Center Ave., Fairfax. 485-1005. ironspringspub.com

Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 03/06: Open Mic with Derek Smith 8:30pm. Free. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com. 03/06: Open Mic with Simon Costa 8:30pm. Free. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 03/06: 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. 03/06-15: Phil and Friends 8pm. $79. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Way, San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net 03/06: Rusty String Express Americana. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 03/07: Djjin French folk, gypsy jazz. 9pm. $12. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato. 03/07: Elephant Listening Project 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 464-7420. perisbar.com. 03/07: Ian Carey and Ben Stolorow Jazz. Trumpet, piano. 8pm. $20. Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 435-1853. landmarkssociety.com/events/concerts. 03/07: Jazzitude Jazz. 9:30pm. $7. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 03/07: Key Lime Pie Rock and funk with a Latin twist. 8pm. $10. San Rafael Elks Club, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 272-8802. 03/07: Petty Theft 9pm. $22-27. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com.

Comedy 03/04: 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.

03/05:The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out For Once With Shayna Ferm and MC Doula

8pm. $22-25. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com.

Theater 02/28-03/02: ‘Fool For Love’ By Sam Shepard. Directed by Will Marchetti. 8pm. $25-30. Downtown San Rafael, 1344 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-2787. altertheater.org. 03/07-16: ‘Footloose’ Presented by the Throckmorton Youth Theater. 7:30pm March 7. $18-35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org.

Who wants to be a millionaire ... I’m not sure Alexander Payne is the humanist people say he is. Yes he lingers on the changing human face like a portrait artist, and he can write thrilling confrontations between people that let characters vent lifetimes of frustration. But watching NEBRASKA reminded me of another Woody (Bruce Dern) sees dollar signs while David (Will Forte) sees the great pessimist of the exact mileage left until the pair reaches Lincoln, Nebraska. heart, John Ford, who would turn to vast American landscapes for solace when human reality got too strong to take. Payne does it too, only you’re laughing the whole time. This terrific road movie starring Will Forte and Bruce Dern charms from its opening frames, as the grizzled and detached Billings dad Woody (Dern) sets off on foot for Lincoln, Nebraska, convinced he’s won a million dollars in a mass-mailing sweepstakes. All persuasion having failed, a protective trip by car with his son David will include a detour to the town of Woody’s youth, still harboring a ghost or two and one unsettled score. With amazing supporting turns lent by June Squibb and Stacy Keach, this low-budget black-and-white could even win *it* this Sunday. More lasting will be Payne’s filmography, hilarious and idiosyncratic little films like Nebraska,The Descendants and Sideways, which have so much of their life lived under the surface; where victories against the tide are deeply felt but gone just like that—nothing to write home about.—Richard Gould Through 03/16: ‘Lasso of Truth’ By Carson Kreitzer. Directed by Jasson Minadakis. 8pm March 1, 4, 6-8; 2pm March 1-2. See website for schedule details. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 322-6026. marintheatre.org

Concerts 02/26: Noontime Concert Series: Keisuke Nakagoshi and Robert Howard Works by Boccherini, Dvorak, Faure, Piazolla, Rachmaninov, Paganini. Piano; cello. Noon. Free. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org.

03/02: Cypress String Quartet at Dominican’s Guest Concert Series With Cecily Ward

and Tom Stone, violins; Ethan Filner, viola; Jennifer Kloetzel and Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello. Works by Haydn (String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5), Griffes (Two Sketches on Indian Themes) and Schubert (Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956). Free parking available in the Conlan Center lot off Grand Ave. in San Rafael. 3pm. $15-18, under 18 free. Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 482-3579. dominican.edu/events.

03/02: The Russian Chamber Orchestra Concert Music Director Alexander Vereshagin con-

ducts the orchestra in a program of works by Tchaikovsky, Pergolesi, Schubert Schumann, Scriabin and Brahms. Alena Tsoi, violin, Alexander Vereshagin, piano 4pm. $20-25. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 664-1760. russianchamberorch.org.

03/07: Alam Khan and Friends Sitar, vocalist. Indian classical music. 8pm. $22.50-32.50. Showcase Theater, 10 Ave. of the Flags, Marin Center, San Rafael. 473-6800. marincenter.org.

Art 02/28-03/01: Marin Society of Artists Gallery 2014 Rental Show Rent original artwork. Free. Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 454-9561. marinsocietyofartists.org/shows.html.

03/04: Mill Valley First Tuesday Art Walk

Enjoy an evening of wonderful art at galleries, stores, city hall and the community center downtown. Meet artists and sip some wine. 6pm. Free. Depot Plaza, Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-1370. cityofmillvalley.org.

03/04: Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George From 1918 until the early

1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe retreated annually to Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate on Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting. A docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will give an overview of O’Keefe’s work during this period. The de Young exhibit of “Modern Nature” is currently on display through May 11. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library. 2pm. Free. Sausalito City Hall Council Chambers, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 289-4121. ci.sausalito.ca.us/ index.aspx?page=992. February 28 - March 6, 2014 Pacific Sun 21


Through 03/02: Volumes An exhibition of

sculpture by Andrew Hayes. Free. Seager Gray Gallery, 23 Sunnyside Ave., Mill Valley. 384-8288. seagergray.com.

Kids Events 02/28: Cascada de Flores In this bilingual pro-

gram, Cascada de Flores tells the story of a donkey who dreamed of singing. 11am. $5-16. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. badm.org. 02/28-03/02: ‘Peter Pan’ Presented by YES Theater program. 7pm Feb.28, March 1; 1pm March 1-2. $7-10. The Playhouse, San Anselmo. playhousesanansemlo.org or yestokids.org/festtickets. 03/01: McInnis Family Fun Mile This is a Healthy Parks, Healthy People event. Enjoy views while participating in an easy going, one mile walk/ hike/run with family. All participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an annual pass, day pass or a pool pass. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Water, snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. No pets (except service animals) please. Heavy rain will cancel. Meet at the Hillside picnic area in McInnis Park. Park entrance is free. 10am. Free. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 446-4423. marincountyparks.org

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03/06: Cascade Canyon School Parent Tour

Intentionally small, independent, and progressive K-8 non-profit school is hosting a parent tour. 9am. Free. Cascade Canyon School, 2626 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 448-5125. cascadecanyon.org.

Film 02/28: Film: ‘Rebels With A Cause’ Inspiring

story about citizen action taking place here in Marin County and S.F. 7pm. Free. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Tamalpais Community Services District. tcsd.us. 02/28: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Captured live during this production’s final performances at West End London’s Harold Pinter Theatre is Stephen Sondheim’s musical (book by George Furth). With Mark Umbers, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley. Director: Maria Friedman. 160 min. 7pm. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. cafilm.org.

03/02: And the Winner is ... Academy Simulcast Viewing Party With a raffle and silent auc-

tion, appetizers and gourmet boxed dinner, Francis Ford Coppola wine. Event benefits CFI Education and its outreach programs. 3:30pm. $55-65. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 526-5828. cafilm.org.

03/03-04: San Rafael Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Proceeds benefit nonprofit organization Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. For additional information contact your local REI store. 7pm. $20. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 510-527-4140 ext. 213. sanrafaelbanff.bpt.me.

03/05: America The Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth Presented by Beyond

Hunger filmmaker Darryl Roberts. Documentary sequel to his award winning “America the Beautiful.” A filmmaker discussion follows the screening. 6:15pm. $25-50. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 459-2270. cafilm.org/rfc/films/1985.html.

03/04: Tiburon Film Society Presents: ‘Decoding Deepak’ Running Time: 74 minutes

Country: India / USA Genre: Documentary Cast: Deepak Chopra, Mallika Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Bill O’Reilly, Dennis Miller; Director: Gotham Chopra. 6pm. Free. Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 251-8433. TiburonFilmFestival.com.

03/06: ‘Femme: Women Healing the World’

The United Nations Association of Marin joins with CFI to celebrate International Women’s Day (on March 8) with a special screening of an inspirational film about women around the world who are actively transforming and healing global society on a daily basis. 91 min. Discussion follows screening. 7pm. $10.75. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. cafilm.org.

03/06: ‘The San Agustin: California Shipwreck’ Join producer George Thelen for a screening

of the historical documentary. The half hour film will be followed by a question and answer session discussing the significance of this little-known shipwreck and its recently designated National Historic Landmark status. Noon. Free. Marin County Board of Supervisors, Room 330, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San rafael. 473-7419. marinlibrary.org.

Outdoors 03/01: Walk Into History: Cyress Grove Preserve Cypress Grove Research Center of Audubon

Canyon Ranch on Tomales Bay. Leisurely one mile loop trail, followed by gathering for a talk and brown bag lunch in the Conly Center. Wear layers and bring your lunch, camera and binoculars for birding. Drive nine miles north on State Highway One from Pt. Reyes Station to Marshall. The entry gate to Cypress Grove is 1/2 mile north of Marshall and marked with address. 9am. Free. 20545 Hwy. One, north of Marshall. 485-6257. conservationleague.org/events/ 34-events/events/387-hot-topic-1.html. 03/02: Gary Giacomini This ridge above the south side of the San Geronimo Valley is one of the great gems in the county. Wildflowers (including some unusual serpentine endemics), a pygmy Sargent cypress forest and views reward the sustained climb to the top (1,200 foot elevation gain, seven mile round trip). Walk is for ages 15 and up. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. 9am. Free. Gary Giacomini Preserve, Redwood Canyon Dr., San Geronimo. 893-9508. marincountyparks.org.

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03/04: League of Women Voters Speaker Breakfast: Jeffrey Westman on GMO Labeling Public gathering to discuss GMO labeling with

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03/07: First Friday: Slam Poetry Competition Student rhymes. Twelve high school students

will take the stage and perform their original work for the audience and judges. Spoken word artist Jazz Hudson will emcee. 7pm. Free. Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 389-4292, ext. 3. millvalleylibrary.org. 03/07: Robert Moss “The Boy Who Died and Came Back: Adventures of a Dream Archaeologist in the Multiverse.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.

Community Events (Misc.) 02/28: Black History Month: A Day of Hope and Inspiration 1:30-3:30pm. Free. San Rafael City Hall , 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 299-0217.

02/28: Water Wise Edible Gardening Marin County is experiencing the driest year on record and Governor Brown has declared a drought emergency. Regardless of drought, water efficient edible gardens are always a wise practice. Reducing water usage in your edible garden will not only save you money, but conserve one of our most important natural resources. Hear UC Marin Master Gardener, Gael Perrin talk about the most important things you could be doing now to save water and protect your established edible plants and discuss how to plan your future edible gardens with strategies that will reduce water consumption this year and in the years to come. Noon. Free. Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427, San Rafael. 473-6058. 03/01: Business of Music 1 Monetize your music. This is part one of a four month series to help build a business based on your love of music. This class will focus on marketing your music and different revenue streams. 10am. $60-120. Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St., San Rafael. 755-1115. marinrencenter.org.

03/01: Marin School of the Arts Showcase 2014 “One Night Only, Only the Best.” Celebration

of the arts with student performances and exhibits. Fundraiser featuring entertainment, catered reception and exhibition of student artwork. All proceeds benefit the Marin School of the Arts Foundation 5:30pm. $55-$85. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 269-8005. msashowcase.org.

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03/01: YogaWorks 200 Hour Teacher Training: Free Class and Info Session Have you ever thought about teaching yoga or just deepening your personal practice? Find out about what they have to offer you. Space is limited. Please RSVP. 1pm. Free. 650 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 310/664-6470 ext.159. yogaworks.com/teachertraining. 03/04: Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party Hurricanes, creole canapes and the sounds of Bourbon Street will fill Kimball Hall for a bit of pre-Lenten fun. 7pm. Free. St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere. 435-4501. ststephenschurch.org.

03/05: Water in Marin: Drought, Desalination, Hook-Ups and Silt Presented by the Marin

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03/05: City Chickens, Urban Goats, Backyard Bunnies: A One Book One Marin Event

Explore the benefits of urban livestock and learn how to integrate animals into a thriving garden for food, soil fertility and fun in this slide presentation by K. Ruby Blume, founder of The Institute of Urban Homesteading in Oakland, and co-author of “Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living.” 7pm. Free. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte Madera. 924-6444. marinlibrary.org.

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03/06: SF Bay ACS and Ari Friedlaender: Seeing Below the Surface with Whales

Whales spend over 90% of their time submerged below the surface, out of sight of direct observation from humans. While many of their behaviors can be gleaned from surface observations, means to recreate the underwater movement patterns and behaviors of whales in situ can lead to unprecedented insights into their biology, ecology and conservation. 7pm. Free. Saylor’s Restaurant and Bar, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 937-0641. acs-sfbay.org.

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ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014-133905 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business acTiVE LifE EXaMinER SERVicES, 14 TERnERS DR., SuiTE 23, SauSaLiTO, ca 94965: JanE JuDE M. DE LEM-TESS, 14 TERnERS DR., SuiTE 23, SauSaLiTO, ca 94965. RaYMOnD cHa DE LEM, 14 TERnERS DR., SuiTE 23, SauSaLiTO, ca 94965. JOHn M. anaSTaciO, 1791 PinE HOLLOW ciRcLE, San JOSE, ca 95133. This business is being conducted by a GEnERaL PaRTnERSHiP. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on febuary18, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 21, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 133853 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. JaSMinE cOTTaGE, 11559 SHORELinE HWY 1, PT. REYES, ca 94956: KaREn LYnn GRaY, 11559 SHORELinE HWY 1, PT. REYES, ca 94956. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant has been transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since September of 1932. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 13, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014133833 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. REHaBiLiTaTiOn & REcOVERY inSuRancE aGEncY, ERnEST BLOOMfiELD inSuRancE, ERnEST BLOOMfiELD & aSSOciaTES, 141f SEMinaRY DR., MiLL VaLLEY, ca 94941: MaRY faHEY, 141f SEMinaRY DR., 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 9, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 10, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014133977 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. WOMEn2BOaRDS, 89 Via La BRiSa, LaRKSPuR, ca 94939: nancY E SHEPPaRD, 89 Via La BRiSa, 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 28, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014133948 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. WEiGL inSiGHTS, 17 REDWOOD DRiVE, San RafaEL, ca 94901: KaRL c WEiGL, 17 REDWOOD DRiVE, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 21, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 24, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 133805 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. HOME HELPERS, 21 GOLDEn GaTE DRiVE, SuiTE a, San RafaEL, ca 94901: BaY aREa in-HOME caRE inc., 21 GOLDEn GaTE DRiVE, SuiTE a, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by a cORPORaTiOn. Registrant has not yet begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 7, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14,

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ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014133959 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. GEnET WESTERn BROKERaGE cOMPanY, inc., anD, DOMinican DiSTRiBuTORS, 31 SiEnna WaY, San RafaEL, ca 94901: GEnET WESTERn, inc., 31 SiEnna WaY, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by a cORPORaTiOn. Registrant has been transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since December 31, 2013. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 27, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134073 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business cELTic EnERGY HEaLinG, 295 BLacKSTOnE DR, San RafaEL, ca 94903: MOnica fEELY, 295 BLacKSTOnE DR, San RafaEL, ca 94903. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on february 10, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 10, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134037 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. THE BOSTOn cOLORED EaSTER EGG, 260 SanTa MaRGaRiTa DR, San RafaEL, ca 94901: GaRY H GunSEL, 260 SanTa MaRGaRiTa DR, 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 february 5, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134058 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. aVaLOn naiLS, 530 THiRD STREET #D, San RafaEL, ca 94901: TOnY ZHanG, 355 SERRanO DR. #6f, San fRanciScO, ca 94132 . 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 february 7, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 133971 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. O’REiLLY auTO PaRTS #2641, 1400 SOuTH nOVaTO BLVD, nOVaTO, ca 94947: O’REiLLY auTO EnTERPRiSES, LLc, 233 S. PaTTERSOn, SPRinGfiELD, MO 65801. This business is being conducted by a LiMiTED LiaBiLiTY cOMPanY. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 28, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 133969 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. O’REiLLY auTO PaRTS #3556, 1323 2nD STREET, San RafaEL, ca 94901: O’REiLLY auTO EnTERPRiSES, LLc, 233 S. PaTTERSOn, SPRinGfiELD, MO 65801. This business is being conducted by a LiMiTED LiaBiLiTY cOMPanY. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 27, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 133972 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. O’REiLLY auTO PaRTS #3552,

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75 nORTH BELLaM BLVD, San RafaEL, ca 94901: O’REiLLY auTO EnTERPRiSES, LLc, 233 S. PaTTERSOn, SPRinGfiELD, MO 65801. This business is being conducted by a LiMiTED LiaBiLiTY cOMPanY. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on January 28, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134030 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. JOLLY GiRL’S KiTcHEn, 28 PEacOcK cT, San RafaEL, ca 94901: ELiZaBETH caROL, 28 P4EacOcK cT, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on february 4, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 4, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014)

ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134075 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. HOaGiES, 1109 4TH STREET, San RafaEL, ca 94901: fOOD BiZ LLc, 1109 4TH STREET, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by a LiMiTED LiaBLiTY cOMPanY. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 30, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerkRecorder of Marin county on february 10, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134064 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business TaPia PROPERTY SOLuTiOnS, 490 EDGEWOOD aVE, MiLL VaLLEY, ca 94941: TaPia PROPERTY SOLuTiOnS, inc. 490 EDGEWOOD aVE, MiLL VaLLEY, ca 94941. This business is being conducted by a cORPORaTiOn. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 21, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 7, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 21, 28; March 7, 14, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134085 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. Mi caSa cafÉ, 85 WOODLanD aVE, San RafaEL, ca 94901: aLVaRO VaLLE HERnanDEZ, 1825 LincOLn aVE, aPT 104, San RafaEL ,ca 94901, MaRiO SancHEZ GaRcia, 85 WOODLanD aVE, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by a GEnERaL PaRTnERSHiP. Registrant will begin transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 12, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 21, 28; March 7, 14, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134034 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. HEaLTHY WEaLTHY WiSE- EMEi QiGOnG, 1044 LOS GaMOS ROaD, aPT. D, San RafaEL, ca 94903: TYRa fERLaTTE, 1044 LOS GaMOS ROaD, aPT. D, 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 January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 5, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 21, 28; March 7, 14, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134020 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business DOMinican BEauTY anTiDOTE fOR HaiR, 2208 4TH STREET, San RafaEL, ca 94901: cRiSTin a. BaRROLaZa, 17 HEcTOR LanE, nOVaTO, ca 94949. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant will begin trans-

acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 3, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134105 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. ciTi & ciTi cPa’S, 132 ROSS VaLLEY DRiVE, San RafaEL, ca 94901: JOHn T. & caRROLL M. ciTi, 132 ROSS VaLLEY DRiVE, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by a MaRRiED cOuPLE. 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 february 14, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134160 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. MaRSHaLL DESiGn, 434 MaDROnE aVEnuE, LaRKSPuR, ca 94939: DOuG M. fROLicH, 434 MaDROnE aVEnuE, LaRKSPuR, ca 94939. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant began transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on february 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 21, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134141 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. a MaiLBOX SERVicES PLuS #1, 1537 4TH STREET, San RafaEL, ca 94901: Juana i. canO, 1537 4TH STREET, 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 february 20, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134145 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. TROPHY SuBS, 558 MiLLER aVE #7, MiLL VaLLEY, ca 94941: DEREK anTOnE JR, 98 MEaDOW VaLLEY ROaD, cORTE MaDERa, ca 94925. 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 february 20, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 134167 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. inTuiTiVE DEVELOPMEnT inSTiTuTE, 17 EL cERRiTO aVEnuE, San RafaEL, ca 94901: SuSan J. STuaRT PH. D., 17 EL cERRiTO aVEnuE, San RafaEL, ca 94901. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant has been transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since 1984. This statement was filed with the county clerkRecorder of Marin county on february 21, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134181 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. MOQ DESiGnS, 3 HERBinG LanE, KEnTfiELD, ca 94904: MicHELLE a MOQuin, 3 HERBinG LanE, KEnTfEiLD, ca 94904. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant has not begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 24, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014)

ficTiTiOuS BuSinESS naME STaTEMEnT file no. 2014134172 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. SaGE aSSOciaTES, 111 PROSPEcT aVE, SauSaLiTO, ca 94965: STEPHEn GERTZ, 111 PROSPEcT aVE, SauSaLiTO, ca 94965. This business is being conducted by an inDiViDuaL. Registrant has not begun transacting under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk-Recorder of Marin county on february 24, 2014. (Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014)

Other NOtices 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 7, 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 7,14, 21 2013) ORDER TO SHOW cauSE fOR cHanGE Of naME SuPERiOR cOuRT Of THE STaTE Of caLifORnia fOR THE cOunTY Of MaRin. no. cV 1400359. TO aLL inTERESTED

PERSOnS: Petitioner cOLLEEn McGuinn On BEHaLf Of MinOR cHiLDREn filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: aLaina RYan BLEDSOE to aLaina RYan McGuinn, JacK MaRTin BLEDSOE to JacK MaRTin McGuinn. 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 17, 2014, 9:00 aM, Room. L, Superior court of california, county of Marin, 3501 civic center Drive, San Rafael, ca 949134988. 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 24, 2014 /s/ LYnn DuRYEE, JuDGE Of THE SuPERiOR cOuRT Publication Dates: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) ciTaTiOn TO aPPEaR, SuPERiOR cOuRT Of THE STaTE Of caLifORnia fOR THE cOunTY Of MaRin. no. SMc 1310647. in THE MaTTER Of THE PETiTiOn Of PLainTiff: ERic SEDiE to DEfEnDanT: JORDan KRiTcHEVER. By order of this court you are hereby cited to appear before the judge: SHELLEY KRaMER presiding at 10:30 aM in department P of this court (Superior court of california, county of Marin, 3501 civic center Drive, San Rafael, ca 94903) on March 11, 2014. This notice was filed with the courts: november 22, 2013; Kim Turner court Executive Office. Publication dates (Pacific Sun: february 14, 21, 28; March 7, 2014) nOTicE Of PETiTiOn TO aDMiniSTER ESTaTE Of: MaRiO ScHianO Di cOLa. case no. PR-1400572. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MaRiO ScHianO Di cOLa. a PETiTiOn fOR PROBaTE has been filed by: PiETRO G. ScHianO Di cOLa. in the Superior court of california, county of MaRin. THE PETiTiOn fOR PROBaTE requests that PiETRO G. ScHianO Di cOLa 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

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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: MaRcH 17, 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, 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: PiETRO G. ScHianO Di cOLa, 16 ELEGanT TERn RD, nOVaTO, ca 94949. (415) 302-1468. Publication Dates: fEBRuaRY 21, 28; MaRcH 7, 2014) ORDER TO SHOW cauSE fOR cHanGE Of naME SuPERiOR cOuRT Of THE STaTE Of caLifORnia fOR THE cOunTY Of MaRin. no. cV 1400611. TO aLL inTERESTED PERSOnS: Petitioner aRMELLE PaRKER HaRT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: aRMELLE PaRKER HaRT to aRMELLE SOnJa PaRKER. 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: april 3, 2014, 9:00 aM, Room. E, Superior court of california, county of Marin, 3501 civic center Drive, San Rafael, ca 94913-4988. 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: fEBuRaRY 18, 2014 /s/ PauL M. HaaKEnSOn, JuDGE Of THE SuPERiOR cOuRT Publication Dates: february 21, 28; March 7, 14, 2014) ciTaTiOn TO aPPEaR, SuPERiOR cOuRT Of THE STaTE Of caLifORnia fOR THE cOunTY Of MaRin. no.fL 1205778. in THE MaTTER Of THE PETiTiOn Of: JEffERY MaTHEW PEcK on behalf of a child THiPPHaWan PinGKun to DEfEnDanT: uTHai SaKRin. By order of this court you

are hereby cited to appear before the judge presiding at 9:00 aM in court room O (Superior court of california, county of Marin, 3501 civic center Drive, San Rafael, ca 94903) on april 21, 2014. This notice was filed with the courts: february 13, 2014; Kim Turner court Executive Office. Publication dates (Pacific Sun: february 21, 28; March 7, 14, 2014) SuMMOnS family Law (ciTaciOn Derecho familiar): case number (numero De caso): fL 1301909. nOTicE TO RESPOnDEnT (aviso al Demandado): ROLanDO caMacHO aLVaRaDO: YOu aRE BEinG SuED (LO ESTan DEManDanDO). PETiTiOnER’S naME iS (nombre Del Demandante): REYna MEJia caRRaScO. You have 30 caLEnDaR DaYS after this SuMMOnS and PETiTiOn are served on you to file a RESPOnSE at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. a letter or phone call will not protect you. if you do not file your RESPOnSE on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. if you can not pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. if you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the california courts Online Self-Help center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the california Legal Services web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario fL-120 ó fL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el centro de ayuda de las cortes de california (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de california (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. nOTicE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in california by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. (aViSO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de california.) nOTE: if a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for

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the other party. if this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. aViSO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y dirección de la corte son): SuPERiOR cOuRT Of caLifORnia, cOunTY Of MaRin, 3501 civic center Drive, Post Office Box 4988, San Rafael, ca 94903. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son):REYna MEJia caRRaScO, 211 ViSTa DEL MaR, San RafaEL, ca 94901,(415) 686-6921. Date (fecha): December 30, 2013. clerk, by (Secretario, por) Kim Turner, D. Taylor, Deputy (asistente). nOTicE TO THE PERSOn SERVED: You are served (aViSO a La PERSOna QuE REciBiÓ La EnTREGa: Esta entrega se realiza)as an individual (a usted como individuo). (Pacific Sun: february 28; March 7, 14, 28, 2014) ORDER TO SHOW cauSE fOR cHanGE Of naME SuPERiOR cOuRT Of THE STaTE Of caLifORnia fOR THE cOunTY Of MaRin. no. cV 1400692. TO aLL inTERESTED PERSOnS: Petitioner iLEana cOLLinS, nOLan cOLLinS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: iLEana MaRiSELa cOLLinS to iLEana MaRiSELa GOnZaLES cOLLinS, RafaEL caL cOLLinS GOnZaLEZ to RafaEL caL GOnZaLEZ cOLLinS. 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: april 14, 2014, 9:00 aM, Room. E, Superior court of california, county of Marin, 3501 civic center Drive, San Rafael, ca 94913-4988. 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: fEBRuaRY 24, 2014 /s/ PauL HaaKEnSOn, JuDGE Of THE SuPERiOR cOuRT Publication Dates: february 28; March 7, 14, 21, 2014)

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After six years with a lazy and ambitionless boyfriend, I found a funny, loyal, caring boyfriend I love, with a solid career and a good work ethic. He pays his share of our bills and even does our laundry! The problem is, at 28, he is SO incredibly spoiled by his parents. They are well-off and pay for his car insurance, randomly deposit $200 in his bank account (about once monthly), and even bought him new snow tires! He has made headway on small issues I’ve brought up, like cooking more than bachelor-type foods and playing video games less, but he says, “I’m not calling my parents and demanding they stop paying for my insurance, if that’s something they want to do.” Well, I can’t feel we’re in a marriage-potential relationship while he isn’t fully self-sufficient. I worry that we’ll have kids and he’ll still be getting assistance from mommy and daddy. As an independent person who pays all her own bills, I want my man to do the same and to want to be independent from his parents, as well. —Mama’s Boy’s Girlfriend

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I get where you’re coming from. When I was in my late teens, I was hot to be completely independent from my parents. Now that I’m in my late 40s, I wish my parents would get high on LSD and start paying my bills. Just because your boyfriend’s parents give him cash and snow tires (and don’t even make him do tricks like a seal for every penny) doesn’t mean he’s spoiled. Pediatrician Bruce J. McIntosh, who coined the term “spoiled child syndrome,” explains that what makes a kid “spoiled”—sets him on a path to becoming a nasty and irresponsible adult brat—is not parental indulgence but parental overindulgence, meaning parents’ failure to set clear limits and expectations. McIntosh writes in the journal Pediatrics that overindulgent parents attempt “to meet the child’s complex developmental needs with material gifts and uncritical acceptance while failing to provide essential guidelines for acceptable behavior.” Their spoiled kids grow up into spoiled adults—self-absorbed manipulators who lack consideration for others, have difficulty delaying gratification and throw tantrums to get their way—not the guy you describe: loyal, loving and laundry-doing, with a good work ethic, and now compliantly expanding his culinary horizons beyond frozen pizza, Hot Pockets and pasta that comes with a packet of crack-like powdered “cheese.” The fact that his parents pay for his car insurance is unlikely to cause a good guy, apparently raised with appropriate boundaries, to snap—to start banging his boss over the head with his G.I. Joe to try to get a better parking space. What his parents are doing actually seems smart: giving him his inheritance while they’re still around to see him enjoying it. Your asking him to demand they stop is like asking him to walk past a $20 bill he spots on the sidewalk just because he didn’t earn it. Also, because kids and unforeseen expenses go together like peanut butter and anaphylactic shock, consider that having generous in-laws wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. (Kids say the darndest things: “Mommy, I might need the doctor to find my Lego again” and “I wanna go to grad school!”) You might also consider why you’re so determined to swat the money fairy with a rolled-up newspaper. Unfortunately, we humans have a self-image-protecting need to justify our thinking as right, so once we’ve decided The Way Things Are, we tend to lock up our minds and refuse to let in any opposing viewpoints to argue their case. One possible way to remedy this is to start from the premise that you’re human and therefore fallible. It also helps to consider whether your reasoning on a particular issue would more accurately be described as “emotioning.” For example, could you be acting out of envy that your boyfriend has had advantages you haven’t? Is it possible you have a fear hangover from your relationship with the slacker who started every day by getting a head start on napping? Ultimately, the fairest, most sensible way to assess whether you have anything to worry about is to coolly examine the evidence. In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Action is character.” Look at the kind of guy your boyfriend has shown himself to be, and then project that guy into scenarios in your future together. If you can just crank down the dimmer switch on your emotions, I suspect you’ll find your way to a conclusion along these lines: that this loyal, loving, hardworking guy will continue to be all of those things and that you can rest assured that his plan for paying the kiddies’ private-school tuition won’t involve a truckload of lottery scratchers or a ski mask and a shotgun. Y (c)Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com). Amy Alkon’s Advice Goddess Radio—listen live every Sunday—http:// www.blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon/—7-8pm, or listen or download at the link at iTunes or on Stitcher. And watch for her new book: “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck.”

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