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››LETTERS SOMEONE’S wearing plaid with stripes ...
Katie Rice Jones’s observations about style turn-offs [“What Not to Wear,” Feb. 21] are fun to read, but clearly lack any kind of empirical data or evidence to back them up. Marin women have six or seven pairs of boots? Men and women find these traits undesirable in a mate? OK, please show a scientific (or even unscientific) poll backing up such claims. Granted, she does use the qualifier “most,” but come on. There’s an old adage which states that all generalizations are false. Stereotyping the sexes is flat-out unprofessional journalism, and the Pacific Sun should utilize better judgment before publishing such articles.
very beneficiaries designated both by Ms. Buck herself (the “needy” of Marin), and by the MCF strategic plan’s priority of “closing the education achievement gap, ending the cycle of poverty and increasing affordable housing.” After all this, it seems Marin’s artistic community differs in only one respect from the rest of the needy here: their belief and attempt to persuade that our quality of life depends on them. Bob Smith, San Francisco
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Charles Brousse didn’t need to work so hard at conjuring up his rationale for why “Marin’s arts scene” deserves more financial support from the Buck Trust [“Why Is Marin’s Arts Community Not Smiling?” Feb. 28]. He certainly reveals his own creative side by inserting into the trust an assumption that Marin’s quality of life depends on the subsidized output of [the Marin arts community]. But apparently the problem is that Ms. Buck did not herself specifically mention these deserving folks by name. No matter. Surely Marin’s underemployed actors, painters, writers, etc., are in fact among the
had never before seen a public with such high hope—a utopia was possible. Money could now help build strong communities. And, improving the quality of life in Marin could now become universal. A beautiful public realm will be born. But now, many decades later, we are still waiting. Instead, the public ways have gotten more car-clogged and pedestrian unfriendly—uglier. From the public perspective, Beryl Buck’s wish has been violated. Her wealth has neither strengthened community ties, nor has it improved the county’s quality of life.
Whether more Buck Trust funds should go toward the arts is open to debate. But one thing is certain: Our quality of life would really tank without mimes.
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The Buck Trust’s original director, Martin Paley, in Sausalito, eloquently painted the dream of a beautiful future Marin County. I
Jacob Shafer’s Marin Uncovered article, “Shots in the Dark” [Feb. 21] barks out its total lack of reason right in the subheading, “Many Marinites aren’t vaccinating kids— and doctors aren’t happy.” Should a parent make health decisions for a child to make the doctor happy? Shafer goes on: “... it can erode the trust that’s essential to the doctor/patient relationship.” Since pediatricians push these vaccines, which are mixtures of questionable biological substances and known neurotoxins, along with so many other dangerous drugs, I think that that erosion of trust would be a good thing for parents, and a good thing for society. Vaccinations are the spear of medical cultism, which postulates that the body is stupid, and needs the “holy water” in the syringe. The vitalistic/holistic philosophy of chiropractic appreciates that we do not heal from outsidein, from drugs, in. Healing and health come only from inside-out. Kids who are lucky enough to get chiropractic care get interference to their nervous systems corrected, allowing them to express more life. As an added benefit, they get less of the dangerous interventions offered by pediatricians. Which group do you think is healthier?
views. I choose instead to believe the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and the countless peer-reviewed studies that have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
Roll over, Beethoven
I was a tad startled to read in last week’s Sun that the Allegretto from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 was, maybe, the “best” music ever [“Greatest. Music. Ever.,” Feb. 28] so I pulled out my Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra recording to refresh my memory. (Disclosure: For my money, Beethoven wears combat boots more often than ballet slippers.) It’s a pleasant, melancholy air, but the best music ever? I don’t think any piece of music could qualify, except rhetorically. What would the criteria be? Or, rather, who gets to decide what the criteria are? I think it would be interesting for the Sun to follow up on the recent best album exercise [“Spin the Black Circles: Readers Name Their Favorite Albums of All Time,” Nov. 29] with a similar one for classical music. Maybe, “What is your favorite piece of classical music and why?” Or better, perhaps, “What piece of classical music would you recommend to a friend who is unlikely to have heard it before?” In either case, I vote for the Adagio from Bruckner’s 7th. Stanton Klose, San Rafael
‘Miss Otis ... unable to lunch today ’
I’m almost always disappointed when I read articles about Cole Porter [“Some Like It Cole,” Feb. 28] because the writers typically don’t mention my favorite Porter tune, “Miss Otis Regrets.” If you don’t know it, give it a listen, especially the version by Ella Fitzgerald, and you’ll hear a kind of mini-opera in a short work ... I think it’s his best. Gil Deane, San Anselmo
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Vaccines? How about a dose of reality ...
I’m disappointed in Jacob Shafer’s easy acceptance of mainstream vaccine mythology [“Shots in the Dark,” Feb. 21], especially considering that the Pacific Sun is an alternative news source. There are many problems with vaccines and the parents who resist should be celebrated rather than demonized. I encourage you to do your own true, thorough research so you will learn the truth for yourself. Three excellent resources to get you started include: The National Vaccine Information Center; The Thinking Moms’ Revolution; and Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. Steve Lamb, San Anselmo
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‘Miss Otis Regrets,’ a staple for Ella Fitzgerald, is about a society woman who murders her lover—and then is chased down and lynched by an angry mob. Cole Porter wrote it on a dare, after claiming he could write a song about anything.
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Fukushima fallout Will the 2011 disaster become a fuku to the California coast? by Jacob Shafe r
lmost exactly three years ago a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s west coast, triggering a 120-foot tsunami that ripped through the island nation and left 16,000 dead in its wake. But the tsunami’s most famous victim didn’t die. Instead it sits at the edge of the Fukushima Prefecture, maimed and bleeding into the sea. To hear some tell it, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is a generationdefining disaster, a toxic legacy, an epic environmental calamity and a dire threat to human health—in Japan and around the globe. In November, Fairfax passed a resolution—as Fairfax is wont to do—calling on the United Nations to create an independent commission to step in and supersede the beleaguered Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). “This disaster presents one of the gravest threats and greatest technological challenges facing the international community,” reads the resolution, “and as such demands an international response utilizing the world’s most accomplished experts as well as international funding on a level commensurate with humankind’s most ambitious efforts, in the interest of every nation.” No one disputes that the crippled plant has spewed radioactive material into the air and ocean, or that the material has spread. Scientists estimate that measurable
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amounts of cesium-137, a cancer-causing isotope with a half-life of 30 years, could reach California shores by April. Whether it’s something we should be worried about is less clear. The Fairfax Town Council isn’t alone in sounding the alarm. Famed anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott has compared Fukushima to Chernobyl, and even suggested it may be worse. Last year, Canadian author and environmentalist David Suzuki speculated that another major earthquake near the plant could spur an evacuation of the United States’ west coast and mean “bye-bye Japan.” (Suzuki has since backed away from those remarks, but still calls Fukushima “a huge concern [for] the planet and the health of all species.”) Last month, a group of scientists met in Honolulu to discuss Fukushima. One of the key speakers was Ken Buesseler, a Massachusetts oceanographer who has organized 16 monitoring sites in Hawaii, Washington and California, including one in Point Reyes. Volunteers at those sites are collecting seawater and sending it to Buesseler’s Woods Hole Laboratory for testing. So far no Fukushima radiation has been found. If and when it does arrive, many say it won’t pose a significant health risk. Various government agencies set base 8> levels at which radioactive material
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Marin not-so healthy when it comes to retailers, study shows Marin retailers are sending an unhealthy message to county youth, according to a new study from the California Department of Education. The California Health Kids Survey examined the availability of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food products in counties across the state. Conducted between July and October of 2013, the survey found that more than 75 percent of Marin stores sell sugary drinks at check-out counters and sugary alcoholic beverages marketed toward youth—better known as alcopops. Also, according to the Marin County Public Health Department, which released the findings, “nearly half of retail outlets sell e-cigarettes, which are electronic nicotine delivery systems and contain cartridges of nicotine, a highly addictive chemical.” According to the study, more than half of Marin storefronts displayed unhealthy messages. “The availability of alcopops was particularly ominous considering the county’s high rates of alcohol use,” county health officials said in a news release. The survey found that 40 percent of high school juniors in Marin had used alcohol in the 30 days prior to the survey, and 34 percent reported binge drinking. The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in May 2012 in support of an Alcopop-Free Zone campaign to encourage county retailers from selling youth-aimed alcoholic beverages. Electronic cigarettes were found in more than 46 percent of stores surveyed. Statewide, the number of stores selling e-cigarettes nearly quadrupled over three years, up from 12 percent in 2011, according to county health officials. Jennie Cook, chair of the Smoke-Free Marin Coalition, says the prevalence of e-cigarettes is undermining the recent strides to curb smoking. “The public thinks that these are healthy alternatives,” says Cook, “but they are really just nicotine-delivery devices.” The study also showed that three out of four stores in Marin sell sugary drinks at checkout counters—and were more likely to do so the closer the retailer was to schools. “We need to work closely with retailers as our neighbors to form family-friendly checkout lanes and to make it easier for our kids to make healthy choices,” said Marin County Public Health Officer Matt Willis. The complete survey can be found at www. https://chks.wested.org. You CAN put a price on nature Our nation’s federally protected lands may be priceless—but, according to the National Park Service, they’re worth $569 million a year to Marin. That’s according to a new report released this week by the NPS, conducted to show the economic benefits the parks bring to communities in terms of spending and jobs. Marin’s national parks—Muir Woods, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, accounted for more than one-third of the state’s $1.5 billion in spending by park visitors in 2012. And, according to the report, the parks helped employ 5,481 people—a number that includes parks employees, as well as staff at nearby businesses that benefit from park tourism, such as local inns and restaurants. According to the report’s 2012 numbers: Muir Woods welcomed 972,000 visitors and saw $52.3 million in spending; the Golden Gate National Recreation Area saw 14.5 million visitors and enjoyed $337.8 million in spending; the Point Reyes National Seashore had 2.4 million visitors, and $97.8 million in spending.
Into the Sunset Jason Walsh, ‘Pacific Sun’ editor, 2006 - 2014
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1. Marin County is home to California’s oldest aquaculture industry, dating back to the 1850s, when what animals were first cultivated and harvested around Tomales Bay? 2. In 1923, automobiles were first sold in a variety of ... what?
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3. In January of 1982, the huge AT&T telephone monopoly was broken into 22 smaller companies, informally known by what cute name?
“And when the band you’re in starts playing different tunes ... I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon”—Pink Floyd
4. What American president, on June 1, 1812, asked Congress to declare war on Great Britain?
ust had to make one last oblique music reference before I go. It saddens me to write this, but this is my final issue as editor of the Pacific Sun. I’m moving to the magazine world, as managing editor at Acoustic Guitar, where my love of the printed word and meager guitar-playing abilities will finally merge. It’s a cool publication—founded in Marin by David Lusterman under his String Letter Publishing umbrella—for those of us with a deep appreciation for great writing about musician-y type things. Stepping down at the Sun was no easy decision. There aren’t a lot jobs out there that so perfectly cater to what my fellow Sun staffers describe are my skill sets: whimsical headline and caption writing, and smartalecky story ledes. (I need to find friends Jason eyes a hot story lead, 2011. with a better aptitude for compliments.) I won’t be severing ties to the Sun, however. I plan to assist as a “contributing editor” in my spare time away from the magazine— advising on story assignments, letters to the editor and continuing as a senior member of our endorsements board. (You can still reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.) Our talented editorial team will have little trouble picking up the slack, and the rest of the Sun crew will put out a quality edition each week, as we have for the last 50-plus years. Suffice it to say, the Pacific Sun—like any media that undergo an editorial transition—will have a new voice and direction. (And for those who don’t feel every headline should be a pun on either a movie or a song—this is a good thing.) But, ultimately, it’ll still be the same ol’ “alternative” paper Marin has come to know each week—a publication that’s smart, informative, funny and, above all, a good read. Former Publisher/Editor Steve McNamara wrote a piece back in the 1970s explaining to readers what exactly is meant by the term “alternative” weekly. Among the characteristics he mentioned was the idea that an alt-weekly publication largely takes on the personality of its editor—a suggestion I think entirely true of rabble-rousing Steve’s years, which spanned four decades. For my eight years as editor, I was lucky not to have to shoulder such a heavy burden. I came to a beloved community paper in 2006 already teeming with whip-smart writing talent, punk-infused art designers, and no small amount of attitude. The staff apparently didn’t want to see me completely fuck up the paper they’d spent decades building—so they lent me their support, guidance and friendship. (As I write this, I’m now the senior member on staff, and I hope the same can be said of me.) Through the years, I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to know about, hmm ... pick a card: regional housing, the Buck Trust, the history of Marinship. If I never write the word “desalination” again it won’t be too soon. But even more, I’ve realized that entities like the Pacific Sun don’t exist in a vacuum; they are more than a high ideal. The past 410 issues of the Pacific Sun that I’ve had a hand in have borne the imprint of a diverse collection of people—from the editorial staff and contributing writers to the art designers, publishers and sales teams. The Pacific Sun is not merely a reflection of Marin, it is a reflection of all of those who struggle to put out a paper each week, while all the other shit life throws at you gets in the way. Not every issue dripped with blood, toil, tears and sweat, of course. But there was always thought and care. Here’s to them—too many names to mention, but they know who they are. And thanks to readers, advertising supporters and the Sun itself. Everyone’s got a favorite job of their life—and, like everyone, I hope mine is still ahead. But, damn. This’ll be tough to beat. Y
5. Congratulations to 12 Years a Slave for winning the most recent Academy Award as best picture. What four nominated films had one-word titles?
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8. On Nov. 13, 2000, the Michigan State basketball team broke what team’s 1,270-game winning streak? 9. What region of North America was named New Scotland, in Latin? 10. If you visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah, you can see the spot where, on May 10, 1869, what happened? BONUS QUESTION: Until the 1730s, what Asian country was the world’s only source for diamonds? Howard Rachelson invites you to these upcoming Team Trivia Contests: at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Tuesday, March 11, and at the Broken Drum in San Rafael on Wednesday, March 12; both begin at 6:30pm, and a big Grateful Dead Trivia Contest on Sunday, March 16, 6-8pm at the Sweetwater. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. www.triviacafe.com.
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▲ This week we’re asking you to be a Hero. Police need the public’s help to locate a missing Terra Linda senior. Robert Davis, age 93, was last seen at 8pm on Thursday, Feb. 27, as he left Marin Joe’s in Corte Madera after his weekly dinner with his daughter. During heavy rain, he got in his car and turned left out of the parking lot, presumably heading to Highway 101 to drive home. Mr. Davis never arrived and no one has heard from him. Police have coordinated searches of the county by plane, boat and on foot. “The car is the initial key,” said Margo Rohrbacher, public information officer for the San Rafael Police Department. Keep your eyes open for a silver 2001 Toyota Camry 4-door, California license plate 4SEY056. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Rafael Police Department at 415/485-3000.— Nikki Silverstein
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becomes dangerous to humans; so far, anything spewed out by Fukushima has fallen well below those thresholds. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, for example, found cesium in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the California coast, but at levels 300 times lower than the FDA-mandated limit. In a statement, the FDA said it “continues to pay close attention to the situation.” That hasn’t stopped the Internet fearmachine from churning. An array of Fukushima-radiation memes have spun through the social media rumor mill, including a map featuring a scary spider web of green, yellow and red lines emanating from Japan and creeping across the Pacific, accompanied by alarmist headlines like “Reactor 3 Could Be Melting Down Right Now!” Only problem: the map had nothing to do with radiation; it was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and plotted the height of waves generated by the 2011 earthquake. Americans have a conflicted relationship with radiation. It’s woven into the fabric of our popular mythology—think Peter Parker and the radioactive arachnid—but most of us don’t really understand it. And yet, it’s inescapable. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission explains:
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egional planning opponents succeeded in getting Strawberry removed from the county’s priority development area designation. The victory, however, comes at a cost. When Marin supervisors in their last meeting in February decided to pull back Strawberry from the priority development designation, they acceded to the wishes of opponents in the community. What percentage of the community favored the move is uncertain, but clearly many of the dozens of speakers at the meeting opposed the designation. But few members of the community in Strawberry—and in the rest of the county—understand exactly what a priority development area designation entails. More importantly, many in the community fail to understand what the designation does not entail. In 2012, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released a report titled Visions for Priority Development Areas. The elucidation of the concept still holds true. “For over a decade, the region and its local governments have been working together to encourage growth of jobs and housing production in areas supported by amenities and infrastructure,” the report states. “In 2008, ABAG and MTC created a regional initiative to support these local efforts called FOCUS. Through FOCUS, local governments identified Priority Development Areas (PDAs). In Marin, the county identified areas along the Highway 101 corridor that were likely candidates for Priority Development Area designation. In addition, downtown San Rafael and the area around the future train station at the Civic Center also were named as PDA candidates. According to the 2012 report, “In PDAs, new development would support the needs of residents and contribute to a pedestrianand transit-friendly environment. While PDAs were originally established to address housing needs in urban settings, they were later broadened to address employment centers and rural settings. Local jurisdictions have defined the character of their PDAs according to existing conditions and future expectations as regional centers, city centers, suburban centers [and] transit town centers ...” The bureaucratic Priority Development
a matter of priorities The county will grow—but how it grows is up to Marin ... Area designation was not unfamiliar to plan- strategy is designed to connect these efforts ners in Marin. The county was far ahead of and advance dialogue around a sustainable the curve and had been for decades. In 1971, regional growth pattern that recognizes local Marin’s countywide plan called for what aspirations and the distinctive characteristics amounted to a PDA that stretched along of our region’s neighborhoods and comthe Highway 101 corridor. That concept munities. This is not a simple compilation still holds as an integral part of the planof local proposals; rather it is the result of an ning document that virtually defines ongoing dialogue on enhancing commuMarin’s character: Namely that more nity and regional qualities for future than 80 percent of the land in generations.” by Marin is protected from developThe impetus behind Plan Bay Peter ment. Planners and community Area may be the state’s embracing Seidman participants who crafted the plan of strategies to reduce greenhouse envisioned the county concentratgases, but Plan Bay Area and PDAs ing future growth along the freeway and transit-oriented developments and its arterials, such as Sir Francisco also are part of broader concept that Drake Boulevard, in large part through infill. can help bring communities into the future The idea for Priority Development Areas with an encompassing lifestyle paradigm. contained in a regional planning strategy It’s a big concept. But the issues of climate known as Plan Bay Area tacitly acknowledges change and guiding growth to protect against the goals of the Marin plan: “The planning sprawl demand big concepts. It’s also an processes for these key infill, transit-oriented entirely new way of thinking about comneighborhoods are local efforts informed by munity, and that’s hard for some people to a range of community members that involve grasp. Of course, some people simply oppose hard work to address a unique and complex regional planning on the basis of their politirange of local goals and issues,” the 2012 cal objectives. report states. “The jobs-housing-connection And when the 2012 report says local
efforts to craft planning strategies using Priority Development Areas requires hard work, it does so in understatement. The pushback against Plan Bay Area and the PDA concept is nowhere as clear as it is in Marin. Opponents call the plan an overbearing planning sword wielded by outside forces demanding that Marin capitulate and accede to regional dictates. The opponents focus much of their artillery at the Priority Development Area concept. They want Marin out. The removal of Strawberry from the PDA designation is just the latest in a string of moves to cut the roster of Marin PDAs. Last year, the opponents succeeded in pressuring the county to remove Marin from a potential priority development area in Marinwood. They also succeeded in removing the Tam Valley, Almonte and Manzanita areas from the Priority Development Area designation. Opponents also succeeded in getting the area around the future Civic Center train station yanked from under the PDA shadow. Of all the proposed PDA areas along the Highway 101 corridor, only Marin City, downtown San Rafael and a small area known as California Park still are designated as Priority Development Areas. In his staff report presented at the supes meeting last month, Brian Crawford, director of the county community development agency, noted that Plan Bay Area uses “an incentive-based funding approach.” Half of the transportation funds that pass through the One Bay Area Grant program and go to Marin are funneled to PDAs. The other half goes to all the rest of the jurisdictions in the county. The implication for the Priority Development Areas in Marin is as clear as a bell on an old-fashioned cash register. The three areas that have chosen to remain as PDAs can receive their cumulative 50 percent cut. They will submit projects and enter a competitionbased selection process. But all of the rest of the jurisdictions in the county will have to compete for just the other half of the funds, which will be divided among them. The opponents of the Strawberry PDA ensured that Strawberry will be part of that competition. It could have been one of just four PDAs to split a full 50 percent of transportation funding. The successful push back against the PDA means lost funding for the Strawberry community. 10> The transportation funds, allocated march 7 - March 13, 2014 Pacific Sun 9
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under the One Bay Area Grant program, go through the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM). Just how much money will be lost because of removing an area from PDA designation is uncertain, but a look at a current allocation cycle gives an idea. In November 2012, TAM authorized about $10 million in regional One Bay Area funds. About $6 million of those funds were allocated to PDAs. Strawberry now would not have a chance to compete for a portion of that $6 million. Opponents of the Priority Development Area concept say the county and its cities should refuse to bend their planning decisions to gain transportation funding. They call acceptance of the funds bribery. But the PDA designation does nothing to reduce local control. Planning and design decisions remain with local jurisdictions. The Priority
The WinCup project in Corte Madera is a result of local zoning and design review—but PDA opponents frame it as regional planning run amok.
Development Area designation is a no-lose proposition. It just acknowledges a Marin planning idea that the county already has held for decades: guiding development along a city-centered corridor protects against sprawl, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes livable communities. The only thing opponents did when they pushed back against the Strawberry PDA was ensure it will be harder for their community to compete for a smaller pot of transportation funds. It won’t change a thing when it comes to zoning, density and development planning. Even a compromise to the Strawberry PDA, that Crawford recommended, failed to gain traction. The compromise made sense, says Supervisor Kate Sears, who represents Southern Marin. It called for keeping Strawberry in the PDA designation while carving out a portion of the Priority Development Area close to the residential area. The redrawn PDA would, according to Crawford’s staff recommendation, “more closely follow the commercial and mixed-use areas adjacent to or in greater proximity to the highway.” Sears put forward a plan for the county to step back from the Strawberry PDA designation. The rest of the board agreed. “I felt there was so much deeply felt antagonism to the acronym [of PDA] that even having the narrow strip, which I think makes sense for so many reasons, was still going to feed the no, no, anti, anti feeling. As long as that continues, it makes going forward in a productive
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Dropping Strawberry’s PDA designation also meant dropping the neighborhood’s share of half the county’s One Bay Area transportation grant funds.
way very difficult.” (Former United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said there comes a time when debating a point becomes useless when the opposition is totally intransigent. It’s better, he said, to wait until the opposition burns down before mounting another go at a goal.) Many Marin residents have reasonable concerns about Plan Bay Area and the PDA concept, in general and in particular. But a segment of the anti-government Marin population has used half-truths and outright lies to spread misinformation about perceived overreaching big government. They have poisoned the well. Sears acknowledges that situation. Her suggestion to take a breather from pursuing the Priority Development Area designation for Strawberry was, she says, a move to cool the PDA oppositional flames and calm the conversation, “so we can have productive conversations about what the community needs and how to get it.” The WinCup building under construction in Corte Madera is an example of how Priority Development Area opponents have spread misinformation. The campaign has been successful. Many of those opposed to the Strawberry PDA designation, and other PDAs, point to the multi-story WinCup project as an example of Plan Bay Area and PDAs run amok. That assumption has no basis in reality. The WinCup project went through the Corte Madera planning process. The outcome of the project, good or bad, rests with Corte Madera and cannot be laid at the feet of regional planning doctrine. A foundation of the PDA concept is the retention of local zoning and design review. Nevertheless, Plan Bay Area proponents find it hard to be heard over a constant antiPlan Bay Area fear-driven drumbeat. The consequences were evident at the February meeting, when supervisors backed off the Strawberry proposition. The concept that Marin created in the 1970s to protect open
space by focusing development along the city-centered corridor “has been sidetracked by folks who are just anti-Plan Bay Area because they are anti what they perceive as regional planning and the perception that something is being crammed down their throats,” says Sears. “The conversation we started in the ’70s has been derailed by a set of political fears. It also has been enflamed by some local planning decisions that aren’t very appealing, i.e. the WinCup building.” Proponents of Plan Bay Area have found themselves on the defensive in Marin, and the ability of opponents to mount loud, often unruly demonstrations at public meetings has succeeded in keeping many proponents out of the conversation. The opponents have seized on Plan Bay Area and opposition to PDAs to attack incumbents, sometimes using misinformation about the planning issues. “We can’t let people with a narrow, simplistic political agenda get the upper hand,” says Sears. “We don’t want to reward nastiness and the willingness to misconstrue the facts.” But Sears knows the opponents have mounted a successful fear-based campaign to oppose Plan Bay Area and PDAs. She plans to take some time to engage in a fact-based dialogue with the Strawberry community, and that dialogue could extend to the rest of the county. One goal could extend to once again seek PDA status. (Any of the areas that have been eliminated could be included in future rounds of regional planning.) “I am hopeful there is a broader band of people out there who will be able to have a conversation and give some productive thought to how we deal with the actual issues,” says Sears. Supervisor Katie Rice, who represents Marin at ABAG, says, “This whole conversation in this climate, linking things that shouldn’t be linked, is contaminating and infecting every single conversation we’re having about important public policy and land-use decisions.” Y Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t vacillate—vaccinate! Marin doc goes needle to needle with inoculation deniers by Ann Tr oy, M . D.
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n response to Jacob Shafer’s recent Marin Uncovered article, “Shots in the Dark,” [Feb.21] which focused on Marin’s high rate of childhood-vaccine avoidance, San Rafael pediatrician Ann Troy wrote the following responses to the most common parental concerns about vaccines. I want to wait until her immune system is stronger (or more mature). We give vaccines to make the immune system stronger. We give a small part of a killed virus or bacteria to trigger the immune system to make antibodies. It’s like reinforcing an army. The younger a child is, the more immature her immune system is, the more at risk she is of getting very sick or dying from things we can vaccinate against. I want to spread out the shots. This will delay protecting him/making his immune system stronger. Also, there will be more trips to the doctor’s office and more episodes of pain. Children get too many vaccines. Children are lucky we can protect them against so many bad diseases. Older pediatricians have seen children die, here in California, of diseases we can now prevent. The incidence of meningitis caused by pneumococcus and HIB has fallen by 95 percent in the U.S. since the introduction of these two vaccines. Children’s immune systems are exposed to hundreds of antigens every day and can easily handle the vaccines. The immune system is like a muscle, it gets stronger by being used. This is why small children get sick so often and when they are older they hardly ever get sick. Children don’t need the vaccines. These diseases are rare. They may be rare, but they’re not gone. There were several cases of polio in Minnesota a few years ago. There was a recent
case of someone with measles riding BART and potentially exposing thousands of people. Every year there are several cases of meningococcal disease (the worst bacteria known to man) as well as pertussis (whooping cough) and hepatitis A in the Bay Area. These diseases may be rare but if your child gets one of them, who cares what the statistics are. We don’t go out; she’s always with us. What if the person in line next to you at Safeway has flu or pertussis and coughs in your air space? Someone may have been there a few minutes ago. What if you get flu or pertussis? Your child could get it from you (you are most contagious before you realize that you have it). At least vaccinate yourself. Mercury in vaccines: There has been no mercury (thimerosal) in pediatric vaccines as of January 2001. Aluminum in vaccines. Aluminum is an “adjuvant,” which causes an increased immune response and the amount in vaccines is minuscule (e.g. 0.085 mg/dose). Aluminum is the most common metal on earth and it’s in everything, including food, breast milk and formula. A baby who gets all of the recommended vaccines during the first six months of life will get a total of 0.4 mg of aluminum from the vaccines and 7 mg from breast milk, 38 mg from milk-based formula, and 117 mg from soy-based formula. Adults think nothing of taking antacids that have up to 400mg of aluminum hydroxide per tsp, but worry about 0.085 mg in a vaccine: It makes no sense. Formaldehyde in vaccines. A minuscule amount (e.g. 0.1mg) is found in vaccines and is harmless. Formaldehyde is made by the liver as part of certain metabolic processes and occurs naturally in the body at a concentration of about 2.5 mg/liter. Vaccines can cause autism. This has been disproven over and over in many well-done studies. The man who propagated this myth lost his medical license and ended up in jail. We don’t know what causes autism, but it is not vaccines. There are many children with autism who were never vaccinated. Y
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ith each year California’s Artisan Cheese Festival makes a bigger impression on the food scene. The 2014 experience created by the California Artisan Cheese Guild takes place March 21-23 just over the county line, as it were, at the Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel and it promises to be another huge draw. Tickets for some of the seminars and farm tours have already sold out, so those who are interested in exploring the best of unique handmade cheeses along with boutique wines and craft beers should act quickly. Events include educational sessions, food demonstrations by noted chefs, festive meals and large public gatherings. The Grand Cheese Tasting Saturday, March 22, 6-9pm brings vintners and Bay Area chefs who use cheeses in both savory and sweet ways in a people’s choice competition for the title of Best in Cheese; admission is $75. On Sunday, March 23, noon-4pm, the huge Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace offers sampling, products, books, chefs’ demos and more. Tickets are $45, $20 for kids 12 and under. Marin participants in the festival—aside from cheesemakers—are Balboa Cafè, Nick’s Cove, Rustic Bakery, Three Twins Ice Cream, McEvoy Ranch, Marin Edible Magazine and Marin Agricultural Land Trust. For a complete schedule and information, go to www. artisancheesefestival.com ... Helping keep the spirit of the festival aloft, Nick’s Cove of Marshall is presenting Artisan Cheese, Please!, a package running through Monday, March 31. It includes overnight stays in cottages on the waterfront at special rates with theme-related touches like gift baskets filled with Marin cheeses. In the restaurant chef Austin Perkins creates a weekly changing entree spotlighting cheese, like this week’s Redwood Hill chevre gnocchi with roasted pork tenderloin. Details: http://nickscove.com . CHEW FOR CHARITY In other restaurant news: everyone in France knows that white wines from the Loire Valley pair perfectly with fresh seafood and we can find out how true that is at Left Bank’s celebration, Oysters & Loire Valley Wines, March 10-14 (lunch and dinner). Chef Fabrice Marcon has created three different mignonettes to sauce the bivalves, and rich oyster bisque to go with three selected wines available in a flight, by the glass, carafe or bottle. 507 Magnolia, Larkspur; 415/927-3331 ... Pizzalina at Red Hill in San Anselmo has welcoming outdoor service out front now, great in warm weather
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Aikido Kids of Tamailpais
Marin JCC Camp Kehillah
142 Redwood Ave. | Corte Madera | 415.264.0157 Aikido of Tamalpais Kids program teaches children ages 4-13. At Sumurai Summer Camps, Children have fun, make friends and learn peaceful resolutions to dynamic situations. Aikido is a deflective martial art that teaches self-confidence, emotional maturity and physical flexibility. Camps are July 7-11 and 14-18 in Corte Madera www.tam-aikido.org AIKIDO of
Bay Area Discovery Museum Discovery Camps 557 McReynolds Rd | Sausalito | 415.339.3900
Our camps ignite creative thinking as children work to solve the problem of how build a solid fort, create their own sets and costumes for performances, experiment with art materials, or discover native plants and animals. On top of all that, kids have an absolute blast! www.BayKidsMuseum.org/camps
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
Marilyn Izdebski 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Camp 100 Shaw Dr. | San Rafael | 415.453.0199
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/
Marin Ranch Camp
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
Marin Shakespeare Company
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
Practical Martial Arts
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
Ross Recreation Summer Camps
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/
Super Summer Adventure Camp
150 Ross Ave. | San Anselmo | 415.453.3181 Super Summer Adventure Camp in San Anselmo offers field trips, swim lessons, art, science gymnastic activities and more for entering kindergarteners to third grade. Our experienced and adventurous staff will once again put on a summer that your child will not soon forget! Located on the spacious campus of Wade Thomas School. We are fully equipped and air-conditioned. Our staff is experienced most work with us year-round. www.supersummeradventurecamp.org
Funtastic Summer Adventure Camp 121 Ross Ave. | San Anselmo | 415.453.3181
Funtastic Preschool Summer Adventure Camp.Located on a beautiful campus on Ross Ave. in San Anselmo. Campers will experience a program enriched with Natural Science, Water Play, Creative Art, Special Day Activities and optional gymnastic/dance classes. Warm, nurturing, year round professional staff. Two, three and five half or full day schedules available. www.sananselmopreschool.org
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Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Best Picture Oscar-winner ‘12 Years a Slave,’ returning to the Fairfax and Regency Friday. American Hustle (2:18) Docudramatic look at the Abscam scandal of the seventies stars Amy Adams and Christian Bale as grifters blackmailed by the FBI into taking down a New Jersey politico; Louis C.K. and Robert De Niro costar. l Chicago (1:54) The Kander-Ebb-Fosse musical milestone goes cinematic with Renee Zellweger as a murderous Jazz Age chorus girl and Catherine Zeta-Jones as her partner in crime. 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 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 truly, madly, deeply for his new computer operating system; Spike Jonze directs Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson as Samantha the robot. l The Lego Movie (1:34) A Lego figurine and his peg-block posse take on an evil power-mad tyrant; Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Alison Brie and Liam freakin’ Neeson supply the vocals. l Mr. Peabody and Sherman (1:31) The unflappable canine genius has to patch up the space-time continuum after the Way-Back Machine goes kerblooey. l The Monuments Men (1:58) Real-life WWII thriller about a band of art scholars on a mission to rescue stolen masterpieces from the Nazis; star George Clooney directs Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett. l National Theatre London: War Horse (3:00) Catch Nick Stafford’s dazzling, innovative WWI extravaganza (featuring life-sized marionettes from South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Co.) in big-screen high definition. l Nebraska (1:54) Alexander Payne dramedy follows a cantankerous old coot and his l
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estranged son on a road trip to claim a milliondollar grand prize; Bruce Dern and Will Forte star. l Need for Speed (2:04) An innocent jailbird takes on the creep who set him up in a winnertake-all drag race. 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 Philomena (1:37) Stephen Frears docudrama about an unwed mother’s attempts to track down her long-lost son; Judi Dench stars. l Ride Along (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 The Rocket (1:35) Poignant Australian film about an outcast child determined to win a rocket-launching competition in postwar Laos. 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 inventor Tim Jenison on his 10-year search for the secret of Johannes Vermeer’s photo-realistic artistry; R.J. Teller (of Penn & Teller) directs. l 12 Years a Slave (2:14) Steve McQueen directs the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black New Yorker who was abducted and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South; Chiwetel Ejiofor stars. l 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 Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, Rob Reiner and Fran Lebowitz.
Marin: Fri 4:20, 7:30, 10:35 Sat 1:15, 4:20, 7:30, 10:35 Sun 1:15, 4:20, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:20, 7:30 Northgate: 12:35, 3:55, 7, 10:05 kChicago (PG-13) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 The Dallas Buyer’s Club (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 9:35 Sun-Thu 1 Frozen (PG) Northgate: 11:25, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Gloria (R) Rafael: Fri 4, 6:30, 8:50 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4, 6:30, 8:50 Mon-Tue 8:50 Wed-Thu 6:30, 8:50 The Great Beauty (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 4:30, 7:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Thu 7:30 Her (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 1, 4:10, 7:30, 10:25 Sun-Tue, Thu 1, 4:10, 7:30 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7, 9:55 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Wed 4, 7 Thu 4 The Lego Movie (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:10, 3:15, 6:05, 8:45 Sun-Thu 12:10, 3:15, 6:05 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 12:40, 3:15, 5:45, 8:20 Thu 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35; 3D showtimes at 12:40, 3:15, 5:45 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-Wed 3:50, 6:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:55, 4:50, 7:20; 3D showtimes at 2:25, 9:50 kMr. Peabody and Sherman (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:15, 6:35, 9:10 Sun-Thu 1:10, 4:15, 6:35 Marin: Fri 4, 9:25; 3D showtime at 7 Sat 4, 9:25; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7 Sun 4; 3D showtimes at 1:30, 7 Mon-Thu 4; 3D showtime at 7 Northgate: 10:40, 1:05, 3:35, 6:10, 8:40; 3D showtimes at 11:50, 2:20, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 6:20, 8:45 Sat 1:15, 3:45, 6:20, 8:45 Sun 1:15, 3:45, 6:20 Mon-Wed 3:45, 6:20 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:30, 4:35, 9:40; 3D showtimes at 2, 7:05 The Monuments Men (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:40, 10:25 Sun-Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:40 Rowland: FriWed 11:20, 2:10, 5:05, 7:50, 10:30 National Theatre London: War Horse (NR) Lark: Sat 1 Nebraska (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 kNeed for Speed (PG-13) Northgate: Thu 8:30; 3D showtime at 8 Rowland: Thu 8:10; 3D showtime at 8 Non-Stop (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Sun-Thu 1:15, 4:25, 7:10 Northgate: MonWed 11:10, 12:30, 1:50, 3:20, 4:45, 6:05, 7:35, 9, 10:25 Thu 11:10, 12:30, 1:50, 3:20, 4:45, 6:05, 7:35, 10:25 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:15, 5, 7:40, 10:15 Philomena (PG-13) Marin: Fri, Mon-Thu 7:15 Sat-Sun 1, 7:15 Northgate: 1:55, 6:55 Ride Along (PG-13) Northgate: 11:20, 4:20, 9:20 RoboCop (PG-13) Northgate: 10:55, 1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 10:15 kThe Rocket (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 Sat-Sun 2, 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:05 Son of God (PG-13) Northgate: 4, 10:20; Spanish-dubbed showtimes at 12:45, 7:10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) Northgate: 10:45, 1:30, 4:25, 7:15, 10 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 10 300: Rise of an Empire (R) Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:25, 4:40; 3D showtimes at 2, 7:20, 9:55 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:40, 4, 6:55, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12:40, 4, 6:55 Northgate: 11:05, 1:35, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 12, 12:50, 2:35, 3:25, 5:10, 6, 7:45, 8:35, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7 Rowland: Fri-Wed 1, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sequoia: Fri 4:50; 3D showtimes at 7:35, 10:15 Sun 2:10, 4:50; 3D showtimes at 11:40, 7:35 Mon-Thu 4:50; 3D showtime at 7:35 Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10 Sun 12:40, 5:25, 7:45 Mon-Thu 12:40, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45 12 Years a Slave (R) Fairfax: 3:40, 6:40 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:45, 4, 7:10, 10:20 Sun-Thu 12:45, 4, 7:10 The Wind Rises (Not Rated) Regency: Fri-Sat English-subtitled showtimes at 12:50, 10:05; Englishdubbed showtimes at 3:50, 7 Sun-Thu English-subtitled showtime at 12:50; English-dubbed showtimes at 3:50, 7 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Marin: Fri-Sat 3:30, 9:40 Sun-Thu 3:30 Regency: 11:30, 3:20, 7:20
Sitthiphon Disamoe in ‘The Rocket,’ opening Friday at the Rafael.
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
F R I D A Y M arch 7 — F R I D A Y M A RCH 1 4 Pacific Sun‘s Community Calendar
Highlights from our online community calendar— great things to do this week in Marin
Check out our Online Community Calendar for more listings, spanning more weeks, with more event information »pacificsun.com/sundial
Live music 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 and 15. Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 4351853. 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: Miles Ahead: Tribute to the Music of Miles Davis Psychedelic jazz, funk. 9pm.
$8. Smiley’s, 41 Wharf Road., Bolinas. 868-1311. smileyssaloon.com 03/07: Petty Theft 9pm. $22-27. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/07-15: Phil and Friends 8pm. $79. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Way, San Rafael. 524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net 03/08: Audrey Moira Jazz Duo Noon. No cover. The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. AudreyShimkas.com. 03/08: SambaDa Brazilian. Afrofunk Experience opens. 9pm. $12-15. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/08: The Stingrays Folk, rock. 8pm. $10. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato.
03/09: Blues and BBQ with the Blues Defenders Blues. 5pm. Free. Twin Oaks Tav-
ern, 5745 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove. 377-1518. twinoakstavernpenngrove.com.
03/09: Bodhi’s Annual Birthday Concert with Setchko, Meese and Juniper 7:30pm. $17-20. Studio 55 Marin, 1455-A East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 453.3161. studio55marin.com. 03/09: Dumpstaphunk Funk, blues. 8:30pm. $20. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato.
03/09: Sticky Fingers Project with the Mill Valley Music All Stars Rolling Stones tunes. 6pm. $14. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/09: Todos Santos On The Patio Folk. 4pm. Free. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 459-9910. perisbar.com.
03/10: Open Mic with Austin DeLone
7:30pm. No cover. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com.
03/11: James Moseley Jazz, blues, r&b. 7pm. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 03/11: Jeb Brady/ Todos santos Jeb Brady 6-8pm Todos Santos 9pm-12am. 19 Broadway Bar & Night Club, 17 Broadway ave., Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 03/12: Acoustic Guitar Showcase Acoustic music showcase. 9pm. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 03/12: Dynamo Jones Rock. 9pm. Free. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. perisbar.com. 03/12: Loyal Rose Folk jam band. 8pm. No cover. Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax.485-1005. ironspringspub.com. 03/12: The Black Brothers Band Old Dublin street songs from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions. 8pm. $20-35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/12: The Machiavelvets Space jazz/reckless futurism. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com. 03/12: Open Mic with Dennis Haneda
7pm. No cover. All ages. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com.
03/12: Open Mic with Derek Smith
8:30pm. Free. 19 Broadway Night Club, 17 Broadway, Fairfax. 459-1091. 19broadway.com. 03/12: Open Mic with Simon Costa 8:30pm. Free. The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 485-1182. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 03/12: 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.
03/12: Tender Mercies feat Dan Vickrey and Jim Bogios of the Counting Crows Windshield Cowboys open. 8pm. $15-17. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com.
03/13: Chef David Wilcox Presents: MVDW Pop-Up Dinner With Music by Gaucho and The Quiet Men 6pm. $10-87.
Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com. 03/13: Mother’s Kirtan Mangalananda will share the spiritual tradition of kirtan devotional chant. 7pm. $10 donation. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. opensecretbookstore.com/events. 03/13: Soul Disciplz Soul Disciplz funk, soul. 9:30pm. No cover. 19 Broadway Bar and Night Club, 17 Broadway Ave., Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 03/13: Wanda Stafford Jazz diva. 7pm. No cover. Panama Hotel, 4 Bayview St., San Rafael. 457-3993. panamahotel.com.
The road less traveled ... In 1986 Alex Cox was the hottest young director in Hollywood. The creator of an iconic punk movie that defined the decade, 1984’s Repo Man, Cox had just come off an even greater film, Sid and Nancy, that marked a leap in his talents and got him his first glowing notices from critics. A Director Alex Cox’s ‘El Patrullero’ follows Pedro Rojas from cadet to drug future seemed assured smuggler in Mexico’s national highway patrol. in which Cox would massively disrupt the Movie Brat formula. But a year later he disappeared, blackballed for life from Hollywood for Walker, a politically-charged biopic that used American production dollars to film in and support Sandinista-led Nicaragua at the time of Reagan’s greatest virulence toward the country. Cut to five years hence and Cox emerges in Mexico with a strange miracle: EL PATRULLERO (Highway Patrolman), a tiny Spanish-language film starring unlikely leading-man Roberto Sosa as Pedro Rojas, a rookie cop trying to learn the ropes of power in drug-infested northern Mexico. All of the director’s genius informs this modern western: The wry humor, the matchless use of landscape, those Coxian overlays of radio talk and dialogue, daring tracking shots and best of all, the charming and magnetic local people— whose battles with corruption all around them, from “la mordida” to lethal drug drops, give a hardened dignity to their faces that’s refreshing to see. Here’s a punk sensibility where you’d least expect it (Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks provides the soundtrack). Available subtitled on DVD or on YouTube without, this rarely seen film is worth hunting down.—Richard Gould 03/14: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Tom Finch Group 9pm. $15-20. 19 Broadway Bar and Night Club, 17 Broadway Ave., Fairfax. 19broadway.com. 03/14: Crazy Famous, HugeLarge Rock. 8pm. Free. Twin Oaks Tavern, 5745 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove. twinoakstavernpenngrove.com. 03/14: David M’ore Indie, rock. 7:30pm. $10. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato.
03/14: Groovin with the Phillip Percy Pack Jazz and R&B. 7pm. No cover. Rickey’s
Restaurant, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato. 244-2665. rickeysrestaurant.com. 03/14: Highway Poets Americana. 9:30pm. $8. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. perisbar.com. 03/14: Kelly Peterson Band Folk rock. 5pm. Free. Peri’s Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 459-9910. perisbar.com.
03/14: Terrie Odabi Jazz, gospel, blues, soul vocalist. 8pm. $15. Fenix Supper Club, 919 Fourth St., San Rafael. 813-5600. fenixlive.com/music/calendar. 03/14: The Dharma Bums Founded by Tibetan scholar Phil Void in the early 1970s in India and Nepal. 8pm. $15-20. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C St., San Rafael. 457-4191. opensecretbookstore.com/events. 03/15: Vinyl Funk, rock, blues. 9pm. $15-18. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 892-6200. hopmonk.com/novato.
Comedy 03/11: 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.
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ing Lady, 23 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. sleepingladyfairfax.com. 03/14: Tainted Love 80s tribute. 9pm. $27-32. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 388-1100. swmh.com.
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Concerts 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. 03/12: Noontime Concert Series Noon. Free. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 383-9600. 142throckmortontheatre.org. 03/14-16: Mill Valley Philharmonic: Valenica to Andalusia: Music of Spain
Orchestral music of Spain. With Jennifer Kim, guitar. Works by Rodrigo‚ Albeniz, de Falla and Spain. 8pm March 14. 4pm March 15. Free. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 2pm March 16 at Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 383-0930. millvalleyphilharmonic.org.
03/15: Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel Boguslaw Dawidow conducts works
by Carl Maria Von Weber, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky. Roman Rabinovich, piano. 8pm. Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, Marin Center, San Rafael. 473-6800. marincenter.org.
Dance 03/12: International Folk Dance Class Learn dances from all over the world including Serbia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece and Israel with instructor Carol Friedman. No partner is required. 2pm. College of Marin, PE Building #22, Kentfield. 663-9512. carolfriedmanfolkdance.blogspot.com. 03/14: Savion Glover: STePz Bay Area Premiere. 8pm. $20 - 45. Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. marincenter.org.
Art 03/10: Rick Helf Prints, paintings. Artist reception. 4pm March 10. With wine and hors d’oeuveres. 4pm. No cover. Vin Antico, 881 Fourth St., San Rafael. 721-0600. vinantico.com.
03/08-09: ‘James and the Giant Peach’
Presented by the Masque Unit Theatre. 1 and 3pm. $8. Showcase Theatre, 10 Ave., of the Flags, San Rafael. 473-6800. marincenter.org. 03/08: Marin Camp Fair With more than 100 camps represented. Meet with day, overnight and educational camps and schools for pre-school through high schoolers. Free pizza lunch, bounce house, prizes and snacks. Families welcome. No registration required. 10am. Free. Dominican University, Conlan Center Gym, 1475 Grand Ave, San Rafael. 388-4386. marincampfair.com.
03/08: McInnis Park Family Fun Obstacle Run Family-oriented event that will have fun
obstacles dispersed throughout the one mile course. Families will be challenged on their teamwork and endurance while participating in a fun afternoon. Park entrance is free. 9:30am. Free. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 446-4423. marincountyparks.org.
03/08: Novato Mothers Club Rummage Sale 9am. Free. Downtown Novato Recreation
Center, 950 Seventh St., Novato.
03/07-12: Tall Ships Offering Education Programs at Bay Model Tall Ships: Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain
“Life of a Sailor,” “Life of an Officer,” and “Early Trade.” Walk-on tours 4 -5pm March 7; 10am1pm March 8-9; 4-5pm March 11-12. $3. Battle Sails 2-5pm March 8- 9. $43-63 Adventure Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only) 11am-1pm March 9. $43. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 800-200-5239. historicalseaport.org.
Through 03/09: ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’
6:30pm Fridays; 1 and 3:30pm Saturdays; 2:30pm Sundays. $10. Young Performers Theatre, Ft. Mason, S.F. ypt.org 03/15: Gustafer Yellowgold Show 11am. $5-16. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 339-3900. badm.org
Film 03/07: Film: ‘Rebels With A Cause’ Inspiring story about citizen action taking place here in Marin County and S.F. 7pm. $10 Suggested Donation. Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Hamilton Center, Novato. 475-5000. 03/14: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’
12:30pm. Free. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 454-1222. thetrialsofali.com.
Outdoors 03/08: Post Burn Recovery at Ring Mountain Naturalist led walks through the burn area of Ring Mountain. Dr. Sarah Swope will join and discuss the recovery and the projects initiated in 2014 to restore the rare plant habitat. Walk is for ages 15 and older. No animals (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Road in Tiburon. 10am. Free. Ring Mountain Open Space, Taylor Road, Tiburon. 893-9508. marincountyparks.org.
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03/11: Indian Valley Open Space Preserve Walk is for ages 15 and older. No pets
1pm Sat.-Sun. San Anselmo Playhouse, 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. yestokids.org/festtickets.
(except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. David Herlocker will lead. Meet at
the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, parking lot 6. Parking fee is $3. 10am. Free. Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 893-9508. marincountyparks.org. 03/13: Birds of Bolinas At this time of year the species diversity here should be fantastic. Start the day scanning the lagoon and later and visit the forest at Pine Gulch where the trees should be full of birds and the songs of spring. Walk is for ages 15 and older. No pets (except service animals) please. Heavy rain may cancel. Meet in the pullout adjacent to Stinson Beach School (just north of the town of Stinson Beach). 10am. Free. Stinson Beach School, Stinson Beach. 893-9508. marincountyparks.org.
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students with 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.
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oir, “The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga.” 7:30pm. Free. Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C Street, San Rafael. 457-4191. opensecretbookstore.com/events. 03/09: Carole Levy Illustrated with whimsical, full-color cartoons “The Bumpy Road to Collaboration: How to Break Free from your Ego’s Hot Buttons.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 03/09: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson In conversation with Daniel Ellsburg. “Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil.” 1pm. Free. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.
Presented by Marin Master Gardener James Campbell. 10am. $5. Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. tcsd.us.
03/09: Richard Blair and Kathleen Goodwin “Reyes of Light.” Photographs and
archival prints. 4pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 03/12: Adrianne Harun In conversation with Tom Barbash. “A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 03/12: Sharon Kay Penman “A King’s Ransom.” 6pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com. 03/13: George Daughan “The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex During the War of 1812.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.
03/13: Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series With authors Kristen Chen,
Adrianne Harun, David Haynes, Maria Hummel, Michael Nava, Ethel Rohan. Curated by founder Peg Alford Pursell. 7pm. $10. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 331-8272. whytherearewords.com. 03/14: Shahan Mufti “The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War.” 7pm. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. bookpassage.com.
Community Events (Misc.) 03/07: Sam’s Sparkler Annual Fundrasing Event Taste sparkling wines from around the world. Private event will host more than 20 champagne and sparkling wine labels. Includes hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. 6:30-8:30pm. $75. Sam’s Anchor Cafe, Main Street, Tiburon. 4573200 ext. 118. sunnyhillsservices.org.
03/08: Environmental Forum Lecture Series: Wildfires “Wildfires: Fire Ecology, Risk, Prevention, Preparation.” Hear what experts have to say about how Marin’s climate and vegetation impact our risk for wildfires and how climate change may affect those risks. Receive an introduction to the evolving Marin County Vegetation and Biodiversity Plan. 9am. $20-25. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 5068614. marinefm.org/wildfires.
03/08: Marin Autism Collaborative Annual Meeting Transitioning to adoles-
cence and young adulthood is often difficult for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Join us for panel discussions by educators, parents, and service providers to learn about resources to ease the stress of transition for those with ASD. 9am. Free. Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael. marinautism.org. 20 Pacific Sun march 7 - march 13, 2014
03/08: Where Do We Go From Here? Nelson Mandela’s Legacy and the Freedom Movement in South Africa and the USA Lectures and workshops examining his continuing impact on the pervasive issues surrounding poverty and injustice in Post Apartheid South Africa and Post Civil-Rights America. Special guests are Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak and Dr. Dwight N. Hopkins. 9am. Free. San Francisco Theological Seminary, Alexander Hall, 40 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. 451-2830. sfts.edu/news/view_event.asp?ID=359.
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ends in Alexander, Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys. A chance to sample wines from the barrel and talk with winemakers.11am-4pm. Multiple winery locations. See website for event details and maps. Healdsburg. 800/723-6336. wineroad.com/events.
03/11: Speak to Me Lecture Series: Power of She “The Power of She: Courageous
Women Changing the World.” Muadi Mukenge, Pamela Hawley and Paola Gianturco will share their stories of courage, determination and the world changing progress being made by ordinary and extraordinary women. 6:30pm. $69. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 383-1370.speaktomeevents.com. 03/11: Tuesdays to Your Health “Digestive Health: Laying the Foundation for Optimal Health.” Hosted by Bradly Jacobs MD MPH. Learn the physiology of your digestive tract and gain an understanding of how imbalances can lead to specific health issues, such as reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, poor digestion and nutrition, fatigue, headaches and sleep problems. 6:30pm. Free. Healing Arts Center and Spa, Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 339-2692. cavallopoint.com/drbrad.
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For Women 50+ the YWCA of Marin in San Rafael is taking registration for its upcoming premiere workshop. This free four day workshop, held over two weeks teaches participants about aspects of their job search. First class starts March 11. Noon. Free. YWCA Marin, 4380 Redwood Hwy Suite A-1, San Rafael. 479-9922. ywcasf-marin.org. 03/12: Backpacking Basics REI will take the mystery out of backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Plus, we’ll give you important notes on trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, Corte Madera Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Dr., Suite 201, Corte Madera. 927-1938. rei.com/cortemadera.
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ARIES (March 21 - April 19) To open or close a bank account, that is the question. The sun and Saturn team up on March 13 to bring your fiscal fantasies to life. Your house of financial reward is highlighted—you’ll be receiving a onetime payout. Whether you just completed a freelance project or wrapped up negotiations with a broker—someone will be showing you the money this week. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Expect a surprise package, visit or phone call on March 8. Jupiter has finally awakened from a retrograde spell. Gifts and luck are on your way. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to check out the new Graton casino, this is your week. Remember, when in doubt, hit on 16. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Is Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” running through your mind on repeat? Don’t blame yourself—blame Mars! It went retrograde, and on March 5, you won’t be able to shake the leftover shambles from a past love. The planet ruling your true love sector will do anything it can to reignite a past flame. Think before you act—who knows how your ex will respond to that “butt dial.” CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Make reservations for March 12. It’s time you have a little fun and spend a little extra. It’s the night to live like you’re king or queen of the sea, dear Cancer. Order escargot, caviar and wine. You don’t have anyone to impress, but yourself. You’ll be able to enjoy some rest and relaxation with a little more ease after you’ve been well-fed. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) When was the last time you played tug-of-war, Leo? The stars are certainly playing a round with you and your stress levels. Take a deep breath on March 10 before you start your day. A little extra self-care will go a long way. Choose chamomile tea over an extra shot of espresso that morning—your immune system will thank you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) It’s time to romance yourself, Virgo. After all, you know what you like best. As of March 7, Venus will be firmly planted in your house of wellness. Take extra care of yourself and go the extra mile. Don’t eat the pint of ice cream after you’ve brushed your teeth. Get yourself looking and feeling your best; you never know when true love is going to walk by. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You’ve been undermining left and right, Libra. Although we can’t give you a complete pass on this one, we can tell you the stars have helped you ruffle up some feathers. An unfriendly T-square between Jupiter, Pluto and Uranus has put fighting words on the tip of your tongue. Watch extra carefully what you say on March 9, you may not be able to retract some of your sentiments. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) Lewis and Clark called, they’d like their route back. Clearly you’re feeling adventurous this month and a little travel does the soul good. You’re on the right path; plan a trip on March 11. Don’t worry so much about the specifics because in your mind this is a necessity. The details will work themselves out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) Your soul mate is just around the river bend! OK, the exact location is still up in the air—but he or she is on the way! On March 7, Jupiter is ready to commit to you and your relationships. You could find yourself suddenly and overwhelmingly attracted to the sandwich-shop clerk. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) Find a new partner! Tell your beau to calm down, we’re talking business here! It’s likely ambitious thoughts and forwardthinking career goals have occupied your brain waves recently, dear Capricorn. Don’t doubt yourself, you are on to something! It’s time to partner up with someone who can hold his or her share. Act now and set intentions with the new moon, and at this rate, you might be the next contestant on Shark Tank. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) It’s been Bonnie and Clyde for you and your beau. It’s fair to say you’ve been inseparable. While spending time with your significant other brings you great pleasure, as it should, you also have to consider how this honeymoon phase has affected your independence. Venus is entering into your first house of identity—don’t be afraid to explore. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) Happy birthday, Pisces! This year you might receive a gift a little more permanent—a gift that cries, poops and kind of even looks like you. On March 7, Jupiter goes direct highlighting romance and fertility. If you’re up for a mini-you—congratulations! If not, be precautious—otherwise you’re new alarm clock will be a shrill scream rather than a light bongo beat. Y
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Single & dissatisfied? Tired of spending weekends and holidays alone? Join with single men to explore what's blocking you from creating a successful relationship. Nine-week coed Single's Group, coed Intimacy Group or Women's Group, starting week of March 10, 2014. Mon, Tues, or Thur. nights. Space limited. Also, Individual and Couples counseling. Central San Rafael. For more information, call Renee Owen, LMFT#35255 at 415/453-8117. A Safe, successful MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS SUPPORT GROUP meets every other Tuesday evening in San Anselmo for women who have lost their mothers in childhood, adolescence or adulthood through death, separation, illness, or estrangement. In a supportive environment, women address and explore relevant issues in their lives, current and past, including the many consequence of mother loss. The group provides opportunities for healing and integrating the loss, gaining self-empowerment, and learning successful coping strategies. Facilitated & developed since 1997 by Colleen Russell, LMFT (MFC29249), CGP (41715), whose mother’s death in adolescence was a pivotal event in her life. Individual, Couple, and Family Sessions also available. Contact Colleen:firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-785-3513.
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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 con-
ducted 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)
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 133972 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business. O’REILLY AUTO PARTS #3552, 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 Clerk-Recorder 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 transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 3, 2014. (Publication Dates: February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 14, 2014. (Publication Dates: February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 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, 21, 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 20, 2014. (Publication Dates: February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 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 ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 20, 2014. (Publication Dates: February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 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 Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 21, 2014. (Publication Dates: February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 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, 21, 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, 21, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014134168 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business URBAN GUERRILLA, 943 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD, KENTFIELD, CA 94904: CYNDEE GRACE SAVOY, 316 12TH STREET, PETALUMA, CA 94952. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has been transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein since January 1, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 21, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 134178 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business SALON MADDISON, 423 MILLER AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: CARIA DONAHUE, 860 ARLENE WAY, NOVATO, CA 94947. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on February 25, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 26, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 134197 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business MV DEBRIS REMOVAL, 60 CORTE ORTEGA #5, GREENBRAE, CA 94904: MIGUEL ANGEL VELAZQUEZ, 60 CORTE ORTEGA #5, GREENBRAE, CA 94904. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 27, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 134033 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business TACKROOM ESSENTIALS, 50 DORIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: MIMI O’CONNOR, 126 REDWOOD DRIVE, WOODACRE, CA 94973, WILLIAM FRITZ, 50 DORIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This
statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on February 5, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014134010 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business TORTA LEONE BAKING COMPANY, 144 PINE ST, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960: LEON OLSOVI, 144 PINE ST, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on March 17, 2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on January 31, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 134149 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business CYNDYS CLEANING, 277 BAHIA LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ, 277 BAHIA LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901, CYNTHIIA REYNOJO, 277 BAHIA LANE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. This business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on February 19, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 134234 The following individual(s) is (are) doing business W.A.L.K., W.A.L.K. WAG-ON!, 11 BIRCH AVENUE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: WESTON LILE, 11 BIRCH AVENUE, CORTE MADERA,CA 94925. This business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on March 3, 2014. (Publication Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014)
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 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: 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 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 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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 304539 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):NY&G, NYANDG, NEIGHBORHOOD YARD AND GARDEN, NYG, 1120 ADRIAN WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. Filed in Marin County on: APRIL 19, 2013 AND MAY 16, 2011. Under File No: 131946 AND 126866. Registrant’s Name(s): BRIAN JONES, 99 AIRPORT BLVD. E., SANTA ROSA, CA 95401. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on FEBRUARY 26, 2014. (Publication Dates: MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014) STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL PARTNER OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 201151 The undersigned herby certifies that he/ she has withdrawn on the date shown as a general partner from the conduct of business under said fictitious business name(s). MARCH 3, 2014. 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): MIRACLE GIRLS UNITED, 235 BOLINAS ROAD APT. 4, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. Filed in Marin County on: JUNE 27, 2013. Under File No: 132497. Registrant’s Name(s): DANIEL BADORINE, 16 REDWOOD AVE, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Marin County on MARCH 3, 2014. (Publication Dates: MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014)
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This great girl I’ve been dating just invited me on a camping trip. Frankly, there is nothing I would like to do less. I hate camping, and I won’t know anyone but her. The trip is three days with 20 of her friends, including her ex-boyfriend, so I worry about asking her to go without me, especially since we aren’t “official” yet. Can I skip this without it being a big deal, or is it a mistake to let her go when we’re right at the monogamy crossroads? —City Boy
The comforts of civilization abound. Even Walmart stocks a heated toilet seat—complete with a handy-dandy nightlight in the bowl—for a rather reasonable $119. Yet—go figure—there are all these people who think it would be super-cool to go out for a weekend and squat behind a bush. In other words, I’m right there with you, City Boy. My idea of camping is waiting for our room to be ready in the lobby of a hotel with exposed wood. My favorite hiking safety tip? Avoid hiking. But I understand your problem. It’s a bad idea to stay home when it means she’ll be out there in nature with nothing to block the view of her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, you’re being asked on not just a camping trip but a vetting trip (even if she hasn’t put it that plainly to you or even herself). She’ll be looking at how well you fit in with her friends (which will tell her something about how well you’ll fit into her life) and, possibly, evaluating your camping prowess: whether you can start a fire with a single soggy match, put up a tent using only your teeth, and talk geopolitics with a raccoon. But chances are, if she were some hardcore camper looking for the man to play Lewis to her Clark, she wouldn’t even consider dating a guy whose idea of a nature hike is probably cutting across the lawn to get the mail. I shared this thought with a mentally ill friend of mine (translation: one who camps on purpose), and she agreed. She also added that “camping with 20 people is not camping; it’s ‘camping.’ It’s getting drunk beside your car, tripping over your tent stake, and passing out next to your sleeping bag. Even a city boy can do that once.” Let your girlfriend know that camping isn’t your thing but that you’re sure you’ll have a great time with her over the weekend. This sets her up not to expect much more of this outdoorsy business from you while setting you up as a good sport who’s willing to go out of his way to make her happy. If both you and your relationship survive the weekend, maybe you can show her a thing or two about the great indoors—like how, of all the current wonders of nature, one of the most wonderful is how you can sit in your house drinking martinis while watching them on Discovery Channel. And don’t forget my absolute favorite thing about nature—the whoosh it makes as you’re driving past it to get back to your hotel.
My best friend, “Rob,” is really into this girl he’s been dating. She is loud, talks constantly about vapid subjects, generally rubs everyone the wrong way, and—I’m not kidding—makes cat “meow” sounds. (For instance: “I’m hungry; let’s get pancakes! Meow.”) Recently, a mutual friend blurted out to Rob, “Dude, seriously, how do you put up with her?” Rob was upset, and I sympathized, but the reality is, we all think that. Shouldn’t he know the truth—that none of us wants to be around him when he’s around her? —Biting Tongue
When you’re all out to dinner, you must live for those moments when she and some other woman excuse themselves to go talk about all you guys in the litter box. As hard as it must be for you to hold back, all this guy should know is that you’re his friend. People mistakenly believe that you can criticize somebody into changing. You can’t. What you typically end up doing is criticizing them into clinging even more tenaciously to whatever you were hoping to pry them away from. Because, in relationships, initially adorable idiosyncrasies can turn screechingly annoying, and it’s possible your friend will eventually grow allergic to loud, vapid women who make cat sounds. Until then, well, that’s why there’s guys’ night out at the cigar bar. You might also try to curb your annoyance by feeling happy for him. For him to be blind to how irritating she is, she must do some really special things in the bedroom—you know, like marking the bed with urine and killing mice and leaving them on his pillow. 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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