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The PG&E Eight genuflect again at City Hall 
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The PG&E Eight genuflect again at City Hall. 3 

The landlords’ quiet statewide initiative to torpedo rent controls 4 
How special interests have quietly dismantled the city’s 

campaign contribution law.5 

How Amtrak derails its passengers—A Ristow-Murphy 

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VOL. 13 NO. 47 


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Supervisors Renne, Molinari, Hutch, Gonzales, Horanzy, Dolson, 
Kopp and Pelosi move to keep PG&E’s private-power monopoly 

intact in San Francisco 


T he San Francisco Board of 
Supervisors has once again gone 
the extra mile for PG&E and 
kept the utility’s private-power 
monopoly intact in the city. On Monday, 
Sept. 24, the supervisors voted 7-3 not to 
authorize a public-power feasibility 
study, in the face of overwhelming evi¬ 
dence that municipalization of 
PG&E’s electrical distribution system in 
San Francisco would result in reduced 
rates for San Francisco consumers, vastly 
increased revenues for the city’s Prop. 
13-deleted coffers and, for the first time 
in the city’s history, compliance with the 
federal Raker Act of 1913 and a U.S. 
Supreme Court decision of 1940. 

The immediate point, six weeks before 
the city election, is that all but three 
members of the board dismally flunked 
the key political litmus test of the year for 
special-interest supervisors. The 
question now in eight of the city’s 11 
supervisorial districts is: How can you 
trust a district supervisor who votes with 
PG&E on such a straight-out public- 
interest law-and-order issue, in the midst 
of an energy crunch, when City Hall is 
facing a massive financial crisis with no 
end in sight? Obviously, you can’t. 

Though PG&E’s monopoly is safe for 
the time being, the company isn’t cele¬ 
brating as gleefully as it could in the past. 
For the first time in more than a genera¬ 
tion, public-power sentiment has 
actually penetrated the hallowed 
chambers of City Hall, which has been a 
PG&E bulwark for as long as anyone can 
remember. Sups. Harry Britt, Gordon 
Lau and Carol Ruth Silver voted in favor 
of the feasibility study. But eight of 11 
supervisors is sufficient for PG&E. 

In advance of the vote, PG&E had 
cranked up its propaganda machine and 
was lobbying the board with all its 
might. The utility senfout letters to all its 
San Francisco employees and stock¬ 
holders, urging them to contact their 
supervisors and decry the “unnecessary” 
feasibility study, and to get their friends 
and neighbors to do the same. PG&E 
urged its stockholders to pack the super¬ 
visors’ chambers on the day of the vote, 
which they obediently did, just as they 
did during the two public hearings on the 
issue before the Governmental Services 
Committee in February and March. 

The Chronicle and Examiner, 
PG&E’s daily acolytes, dutifully picked 
• up the PG&E line last week and both ran 

editorials on Friday, Sept. 21, sounding 
the chorus for PG&E and blasting the 
heretical notion of a feasibility study. 
Both papers blacked out the hearings 
earlier this year and quashed stories 
about the Sept. 17 press conference held 
by San Franciscans for Public Power, the 
citizens’ group pushing for the study. 
(Asked why the Chronicle failed to run 
the story written by its reporter, Evelyn 
Hsu, who attended the press conference, 
Chronicle City Editor Jerry Bums, who 
never to our knowledge breathed a word 
about the PG&E/Raker Act scandal 
during his years as the Chronicle’s City 
Hall reporter, told the Guardian the 
story contained “nothing new,” that it- 
had “no sharp news value.” Instead, the 
next day’s Chronicle ran such sharp news 
stories as “Nude Models Take Off, ” “Can 
a Feminist Rear a Boy to Be a Man?” and 
“Non-Alcoholic Powdered Beer for 
Moslems. ”) 

Encouraged by the PG&E/Ex/Chron 
axis, the PG&E Eight on the board did 
their utmost to ignore any evidence that 
might contradict the PG&E line that a 
feasibility study would be a terrible idea. 
Thus Winston Peterson, regional 
manager.of R.W. Beck and Associates, 
the Seattle-based engineering firm that 
conducts public-power feasibility studies 
around the country, was in Ciiy Hall on 
Monday before the board meeting at the 
request of Sup. Britt, who distributed a 
memo to his fellow supervisors inviting 
them to meet with Peterson and pose any 
questions they might have about a study. 
And how many of the PG&E Eight took 

the opportunity to expose themselves to 
some outside, non-PG&E information 
on what a feasibility study would really 
entail, and what sort of facts it might 
turn up on rate reductions and revenue 
enhancement for the city of San Fran¬ 
cisco? Just one, Sup. Don Horanzy, who 
ended up voting with PG&E anyway, 
after delivering a rambling speech to the 
board ranging over such topics as BART, 
the Muni, the wastewater program and 
other “bum business deals” the city has 
become involved in. (But he never once 
mentioned the city’s direct subsidy to 
PG&E, paid for by every resident of the 
city, as long as PG&E is allowed to 
operate its private-power monopoly in 
San Francisco—the city’s biggest “bum 
business deal” of them all.) 

Even Richard Sklar, general manager 
of the city's Public Utilities Commission, 
took the politically dangerous step of 
publicly declaring his support for "a 
feasibility study that looks to the possible 
future movement of San Francisco’s 
government into the area of additional 
power production and distribution, 
which would, of course, include acqui¬ 
sition of the currently PG&E owned 
facilities. ” The only visible response from 
the board was a barrage of indirect 
insults to Sklar in speeches from several 
of the PG&E Eight, criticizing the 
general inability of the city’s manage¬ 
ment officials to do anything right (even 
though the city has been successfully and 
profitably operating its Hetch Hetchy 
electrical-generating facility for more 
than 50 years). 

Clearly, the only alternative at this 
point is to intensify the pressure on the 
PG&E Eight, starting with the four who 
are up for reelection this November: 
Sups. John Molinari, Bob Gonzales, Lee 
Dolson and Ron Pelosi. 

Unfortunately, Molinari is running 
unopposed in District 3. He actually 
qualifies as PG&E’s sleaziest vote on this 
issue, for his vote in favor of PG&E was a 
180-degree reversal from his repeated 
assurances to the Guardian in the past 
that he would support a feasibility study. 
In the fall of 1977, when Molinari was 
running a tough race against John Keker 
and solicited our endorsement, he swore 
he would support a study, so long as it 
would cost no more than $500,000 and so 
long as there would be community input 
in the selection of consultants for the 
study. We noted at the time that 
“Molinari has reversed his previous 
opposition to such a feasibility study 
despite his receipt of $500 from PG&E’s 
Good Government. Fund,” and he. got 
our endorsement largely on the basis of 
his reversal. 

In June of 1978, just after Prop. 13 
passed, we polled the supervisors on the 
question of a feasibility study and other 
possible ways to generate more revenue 
for the city. Molinari reiterated his 
support, though this time he said he 
thought the limit should be about 
$ 100 , 000 . 

Molinari, let us note, ought never 
again to run unopposed for supervisor or 

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And what about Gonzales? He was 
another one who told us during the 1977 
campaign that he would support a feasi¬ 
bility study. He also reiterated his 
support in June 1978 (though he said he 
wouldn't want to spend more than 
$25,000, which wouldn’t provide much 
of a study). 

Gonzales won by 21 votes in 1977. It's 
time to retire him from public office once 

Lee Dolson, the 400-share supervisor 
from PG&E, added his name to the list of 
supervisors who said they favored a feasi¬ 
bility study when we polled the board 
last year. That was before Sup. Silver 
introduced her resolution, and before 
the city attorney ruled Dolson ineligible 
to vote on PG&E matters, allowing 
Dolson to duck the PG&E issue ever 

Interestingly, Dolson attended an 
endorsement meeting of Action for 
Accountable Government last month 
and, according to several people who 
were there, told the group he would vote 
for a feasibility study if he could. So we 
put the obvious question to Dolson's 
office: why doesn’t he just sell his PG&E 
stock so he can vote the public’s interest 
on PG&E matters? Dolson wouldn’t 
respond directly, but the word came 
back through his aide Cathy Wiles: “His 
stocks are in trust, apd therefore he can’t 
sell them.” This “answer” only raised 
several more questions: When did he put 
them in trust? Can’t he take them out of 
trust and buy an out-of-town utility 
instead? Who’s the trustee? Why doesn’t 
his economic interest statement say 
anything about the stocks being in trust? 
Wiles said she couldn’t answer any of 
these questions, but she would have the 
supervisor call us and make everything 

perfectly clear. But we never heard from 

Let's hope the voters of District 9 
remove the 400-share PG&E supervisor 
from public office this November. 

At least Ron Pelosi has never publicly 
wavered from his long-standing 100% 
support of PG&E. He never told us he 
would support a feasibility study, so his 
vote didn’t come as a surprise. But that 
still isn’t much of a job recommendation 
for supervisor, and it’s high time Pelosi 
was removed from the board too. 

PGirE knows full 
well that a feasibility 
study would point to 
enormous benefits for 
San Francisco. 

The other four of the PG&E Eight 
aren’t up for reelection for another two 
years, but it isn’t too early to plan the 
strategies to remove them too: Louise 
Renne, the Pacific Heights “environ¬ 
mentalist” who is Dianne Feinstein’s 
selection to carry on the job of 
representing San Francisco’s wealthiest 
citizens; Ella Hill Hutch, who assured us 
in the 1977 campaign that she would 
favor a feasibility study, but who quickly 
became one of the most unpredictable 
supervisors on the board (she didn’t even 
respond toour 1978poll); DonHoranzy, 
who, like Renne, has never faced the 
voters; and Quentin Kopp, whose vote 
against the feasibility study doesn’t say 
much for his late-breaking effort to 
become an instant liberal and populist 
champion of the neighborhoods in his 
campaign for mayor. 

Meanwhile, the issue of public power 
for San Francisco is here to stay. The 
PG&E monopoly has been broken at 
City Hall, the neighborhood groups are 
beginning to flex on this issue, and 
PG&E is moving more and more to the 
defensive. As Harry Britt told the 
Guardian after the vote, “We lost 
because of political pressure. There’s 
never been a more dramatic case of a big 
corporate interest on one side of an issue, 
and the interest of the public on the 
other. ” 

Mark Zuckerman of San Franciscans 
for Public Power said he saw the vote as 
“a tremendous victory for the people of 
San Francisco,” even though the resolu¬ 
tion lost, because the issue of public 
power has now been “raised strongly and 
placed firmly on the political horizon for 
the Eighties. Our effort to talk to San 
Franciscans about public power and 
Hetch Hetchy and the potential for fiscal 
well-being in the future will continue.” 

PG&E knows full well that an inde¬ 
pendent, objective public-power feasibi¬ 
lity study would point to enormous bene¬ 
fits for San Francisco. The company’s 
entire campaign to thwart a study points 
to this fact. As soon as the public-interest 
supervisors on the board outnumber the 
PG&E supervisors, San Francisco will be 
on the way to reaping those benefits. 

P.S.: Why shouldn’t there be a feasibility 
study to settle the municipalization question 
once and for all? The main reason advanced 
by PG&E, and rolled along by the Exami¬ 
ner/Chronicle and the PG&E Eight, is that a 
study would be enormously expensive and 
much too great a burden for City Hall’s 
meager coffers. PG&E in its mailings to its 
employees and stockholders put the price at 
$500,000. The Examiner in its editorial 
passed along the $500,000 figure unquestion- 
ingly. The Chronicle reached into the blue 
and pulled out the range of "between 
$100,000 and $500,000.” ” 

During the supervisors’ meeting, the 
PG&E Eight batted around a variety of 
figures for the study, most of them in the 
PG&E/Ex/Chron ballpark, even though the 
resolution before them set a limit of “no more 
than $100,000 from the General Fund." Sup. 
Britt said he had assurances from R. W. Beck, 
the PUC's utility consultants, that the firm 
could do a preliminary study for “consider¬ 
ably less than $100,000," which would 
demonstrate whether it was worthwhile to 
pursue the question further. Britt added that 
Beck had quoted him a “solid figure of 
$300,000 tops” to complete all aspects of the 
study— and this, said Britt, would be “spent 
only if it’s clear that without doing it we’re 
cheating the taxpayers out of millions of 

“The issue,” Britt summarized, "is 
whether PG&E still has the power to bully 
this Board of Supervisors” into spiking any 
feasibility study before it starts. 

Meanwhile, the same supervisors who are 
so parsimonious when it comes to funding a 
study that threatens PG&E continue blithely 
to pour millions down such dubious ratholes 
as the Performing Arts Center and the Yerba 
Buena/George Moscone Convention 
Center— to say nothing of the $330,000 they 
recently found for a feasibility study on 
increasing the power-generating capacity at 
Hetch Hetchy, even though PG&E prevents 
the city from bringing any of this public 
power inside city limits. ■ 


Though some of its provisions 
might appeal to renters , the 
measure would effectively mean 
the end of rent control where it 
now exists 


A highly misleading proposed 
California constitutional 
amendment, which claims to 
enable local governments to 
enact rent controls, is now being cir¬ 
culated around the state with the aim of 
gathering enough signatures to place it 
onthejune 1980 ballot. 

Apparently the brainchild of the Cali¬ 
fornia Housing Council (CHC), the 
landlord/developer organization that 
fought rent control efforts all over the 
state last year, the so-called Rent Control 
Initiative Constitutional Amendment 
contains provisions that might appeal to 
renters, such as the establishment of rent 
control boards, and the prohibition of re¬ 
taliation by landlords for the exercise of 
tenants’ rights. 

However, the initiative also allows 
landlords annual rent increases based on 
the Consumer Price Index, and it decon¬ 
trols apartments whenever a tenant 
moves out. In effect, it would mean the 
end of rent control in areas where it now 
exists, such as Santa Monica, Los Ange¬ 
les and to a lesser extent, Berkeley. 

Furthermore, if rent control efforts in 
San Francisco, Cotati and Burlingame 
succeed in elections this fall, they will be 
rendered virtually meaningless if the 
statewide constitutional amendment 
makes it on to the ballot and passes next 

According to housing law expert 
Dennis Keating, a professor at New Col¬ 
lege law school in San Francisco, the pro¬ 
vision that allows landlords annual rent 
increases based on the Consumer Price 
Index is a “built in windfall profit.” He 
pointed out that a landlord’s major ex¬ 
pense is his mortgage, and that once the 
mortgage is taken out, the interest rates 
and payments don’t vary with inflation. 
Keating also predicted that the “vacancy 
decontrol” provision, which allows for 
unlimited rent increases oftce an apart¬ 
ment is vacated, would give landlords an 
“incentive to evict tenants. ” 

However, Jack S. McDowell, spokes¬ 
man for Californians for Fair Rents, the 
group circulating the petitions, says that 
Keating’s charges are overstated. Ac¬ 
knowledging that mortgage payments are 
fairly well fixed, McDowell said that 
other expenses are constantly rising, such 
as repairs, supplies and salaries for jani¬ 
tors and gardeners. He also downplayed 
the potential effect of the vacancy decon¬ 
trol provision, saying that as soon as an 

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apartment was rerented, it went back un¬ 
der the provisions of whatever local rent 
control law was in effect. 

Keating severely criticized provisions 
in the proposed constitutional amend¬ 
ment that would force all local rent con¬ 
trol ordinances to be enacted by a Vote of 
the electorate. While appearing to be 
democratic, Keating said, it was really 
aimed at preventing cities from enacting 
such laws directly through their local 
city councils, as Los Angeles did earlier 

“The real-estate interests have won 14 
of 18 rent control elections in California 
in recent years,” he said, “and they have 
apparently unlimited financial resources 
to wage election campaigns. ” 

McDowell responded by saying that 
at times in the past, four or five govern¬ 
ment officials have been subject to pres¬ 
sure and influence by tenants’ groups 

Rent control advocates 
are wondering who 
would be able to 
afford housing 
regulated by a rent 
control law drawn up 
with the support and 
encouragement cf 
major landlord , real- 
estate and banking 

and have voted for rent control ordi¬ 
nances under duress. “We believe the 
people are supreme,” McDowell stated, 
“and that there should be a vote. ” 

McDowell is a partner in Woodward, 
McDowell and Larson, the San Fran- 
cisco-based public relations firm that 
managed the campaign to defeat Propo¬ 
sition 5, the anti-smoking initiative, last 
year. He said that if the required 553,790 
signatures are gathered to place the 
amendment on the ballot, his firm will 
manage the campaign in favor of it. 

Also supporting the constitutional 
amendment, according to McDowell, 
besides the California Housing Council, 
are the California Association of Real¬ 
tors, the California Apartment Associa¬ 
tion, the California Mortgage Bankers 
Association, the California Building In¬ 
dustry Association and theStateBuilding 
Trades Council. 

Keating portrayed the proposed ini¬ 
tiative as an attempt by realtors to cir¬ 
cumvent both the state legislature and 
Gov. Brown. “They got a bill through 
the legislature in 1976 which took away 


A case history of how 3 landlords spent $40,671 
despite the $500 contribution limit 

rent control,” he said, “but Brown 
wouldn’t sign it and it died. ” 

Later, Assemblymen LouisPapan (D- 
Daly City) and Mike Roos (D-Los 
Angeles) sponsored a bill that would 
have allowed local communities to enact 
rent control measures, but with a good 
many restrictions. That effort also failed. 

“Communities don’t need a state law, 
much less a constitutional amendment, 
to pass rent control laws,” Keating 
pointed out. “They can vote them in 
right now, without restrictions.” 

The current rent control constitu¬ 
tional amendment effort, Keating said, 
is merely an extension of those previous 
failed attempts to ban or restrict local 
rent control laws. 

The Guardian has obtained a copy of 
a memo sent by Jack Flanigan, executive 
director of theCalifornia HousingCoun- 
cil, to the County Supervisors Associa¬ 
tion last May. In it, Flanigan notes that a 
spate of local rent control elections have 
taken place and more are scheduled for 
the near future. 

“With the threat of rent controls 
hanging over the entire State, the con¬ 
struction of new apartment units has 
begun to slow down appreciably,” 
Flanigan wrote. “In cities like Los Ange¬ 
les, new starts are at a virtual standstill.” 

He said that after “lengthy discussions 
and a good deal of survey research, the 
following approach appears to have the 
potential for industry support.” He goes 
on to outline a statewide rent control ini¬ 
tiative almost identical in every point to 
the constitutional amendment now 
being circulated by Californians for Fair 
Rents, including vacancy decontrol, the 
annual increase tied to the Consumer 
Price Index, the exemption for new units 
and the requirement that localities enact 
rent control only by a vote of the 

Keating believes the constitutional 
amendment, which would not require 
landlords to register, and thus would rely 
on voluntary compliance by landlords 
with local laws, is filled with numerous 
pitfalls for tenants. The amendment 
would “effectively end any kind of rent 
control,” Keating says. 

McDowell countered that the lack of 
statewide rent control standards has 
made investors unwilling to commit 
funds to building new rental units or re¬ 
habilitating existing ones. This, he main¬ 
tained, has contributed to the present 
housing shortage. 

But rent control advocates are won¬ 
dering who would be able to afford 
housing regulated by a rent control law 
drawn up with the support and en¬ 
couragement of major landlord, real- 
estate and banking associations. “This 
amendment would be worse than no rent 
control law at all,’’said one. 

Keating fears that if the constitutional 
amendment does make the ballot, it 
could ride the coattails of a new Howard 
Jarvis-sponsored initiative — this one to 
cut state income taxes— that seems likely 
to be voted on during the 1980 J une pri¬ 
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T his fall, the Chamber of Com¬ 
merce corporations are planning 
a huge public relations and ad¬ 
vertising blitz to defeat the high- 
rise control initiative on the San Francis¬ 
co ballot (Prop. O). The taxi companies 
are pouring in money to allow the trans¬ 
fer of taxicab permits (Prop. M). The 
landlords and real estate interests are 
spending big to defeat the rent control 
initiative (Prop. O). And the special 
interests of all stripes and hues are contri¬ 
buting heavily to their candidates as 
investments in the races for mayor, 
district attorney, sheriff and six supervi¬ 

In theory, special-interest contribu¬ 
tors are held in check by the city’s post- 
Watergate campaign contribution 
control ordinance limiting individual 
campaign contributions to $500. In 
practice, the special interests have 
learned how to circumvent the law and, 
in effect, have quietly repealed the ordi¬ 
nance that was enacted to “place realistic 
and enforceable limits on the amount 
individuals may contribute to political 
campaigns in municipal elections,” as 
the statement of purpose and intent in 
the law puts it. 

A textbook example of precisely how 
special-interest contributors get around 
the law was pointed out recently when 
San Franciseans for Affordable Housing, 
the coalition backing the rent-control 
initiative, filed a complaint with District 
Attorney Joe Freitas’s office. The SFAH 
complaint, filed Sept. 19, charged that 
three San Francisco real-estate 
companies, who together spent more 
than $40,000 to help defeat Prop. U, the 
rent-rebate measure on the November 
1978 ballot, violated state and local 
campaign spending and reporting laws. 
1. The background: " 

The SFAH complaint stems from the 
successful campaign against Prop. U last 
fall. The committee organized to oppose 
the measure was the Coalition for Better 
Housing/San Franciscans Against Rent 
Control. CFBH/SFARC hired Don 
Solem and Associates, the political 
consulting and public relations firm, to 
help manage the campaign. This fall, 
Solem is handling the campaign against 
rent control (Prop. R). The committee 
worked out of Solem’s offices at 100 Bush 
St. in San Francisco. 

Solem played a dual role in the No on 
Prop. U campaign. Not only did the firm 

help manage the $400,000 CFBH/ 
SFARC budget, but Solem also acted 
as a public relations agency for three 
San Francisco real estate companies, 
Parkmerced Management Corp., Gold¬ 
en Gateway Center and Paul Sack Prop¬ 
erties. Together these companies spent 
$40,671, through Solem, to help defeat 
Prop. U. (Golden Gateway Center spent 
$13,251, Parkmerced Management 
Corp. spent $ 18,945 and Paul Sack Prop¬ 
erties spent $8,425, according to state¬ 
ments filed by the companies with the 
San Francisco Registrar of Voters.) 

2. How the three firms avoided the 
$500 limit: 

Under the city’s campaign contribu¬ 
tion limit ordinance, “no person shall 
make, and no campaign treasurer shall 
solicit or accept, any contribution which 
will cause the total amount contributed 
by such person with respect to a single 
election in support of or opposition to 
any measure .... to exceed $500.” For 
purposes of the ordinance, a “person” 
includes corporations such as the three 

This provision means that 
CFBH/SFARC, as a committee, could 
not accept more than a $500 contribu¬ 
tion from anybody, including the three 
firms cited in the SFAH complaint. But 
the law only regulates how much com¬ 
mittees can accept and how much indi¬ 
viduals can contribute to committees. It 
does not limit how much a committee 
itself can spend. Thus, to avoid the 
spending limits, the three companies had 
only to set themselves up as committees 
which did not make contributions, but 
spent funds independently. 

This way, the companies got out from 
under the local contribution limits and 
were free to spend as much as they 
wanted. However, “committees” such as 
those established by the companies are 
considered “expenditure committees” 
under the state Political Reform Act and 
as such must file reports showing how 
they spent their funds. All three firms 
filed these reports with the Registrar. 

Peter Necarsulmer, an associate at 
Solem and Associates, acknowledged to 
the Guardian that the expenditure 
committees could be used to dodge the 
local spending limit, but he defended the 
practice as “100% legal.” 

He said, “It’s a freedom of speech 
issue. If people with a direct financial 
interest in the outcome of a campaign 
want to spend their own resources, it’s 

continued page 11 5 




B ack in January, when we first 
decided to take the train 
across the country, it all 
seemed so innocent and sim¬ 
ple. Nobody was using Am- 
trak, the price was fairly reasonable, and 
we figured traveling in the old-fashioned 
comfort of a sleeping compartment 
would be the ideal way to take our one- 
year-old son to visit the grandparents in 
Omaha, Nebraska, and Washington, 
D.C. This would be the perfect oppor¬ 
tunity, besides, to compare a long-dis¬ 
tance American train with its Old World 
counterparts. A few years ago we had 
taken the Trans-Siberian Express across 
Russia and then continued by train 
throughout Scandinavia and down to 
England, and we had always wondered 
how Amtrak would stack up over simil¬ 
ar distances. 

Naive as we were, we even hoped to be 
able to write some good words about our 
national rail system to set alongside the 
reams of bad publicity it seems always to 

But that was all in January. By May, 
when we actually made our reserva¬ 
tions, the picture couldn’t have been 
more different. The gas shortage had 
crunched, the DC- 10s had begun falling 
apart, and the Department of Transpor¬ 
tation had proclaimed a 43% cutback in 
Amtrak routesforthisfall. 

The combined effect was to send pas¬ 
sengers flocking to the trains in numbers 
unheard of in the jet age. Passengers who 
didn’t want to worry about odd/even. 
Passengers who had been bumped by the 
United Airlines strike or frightened by 
theDC- lOcrisis. Passengers who wanted 
one last (or first) ride on one of the 
doomed trains. Our travel agent, David 
Butts of San Francisco’s Great Western 
Tours (one of the country’s leading 
specialists in railroad travel, highly 
recommended by E. M. Frimbo, the 
New Yorker magazine’s famous rail 
buff), said he was beginning to wonder 
whether he might be in the wrong pro¬ 

Inany case, onjune 11, havingweath- 
ered a certain amount of confusion and 
delay— not to mention a jolting fare in¬ 
crease — we found ourselves boarding a 
bus at the Transbay Terminal on Mission 
Street for the short ride over to South¬ 
ern Pacific’s Oakland passenger ter¬ 
minal, where Amtrak Train No. 6, the 
San Francisco Zephyr, would be waiting 
to whisk us to Omaha, Chicago and our 
connecting trains for points east. 



Before we climb aboard, though, a 
clarification is in order. The train may be 
called the Zephyr, but it really isn’t the 
Zephyr at all — and that’s one of the un¬ 
fortunate things about the journey. 

The California Zephyr was christened 
on March 19, 1949, in a remarkable 
scene along San Francisco’s Embarca- 
dero near the Ferry Building, and it 
quickly became one of America’s rail 
classics. David P. Morgan of Trains 
magazine, in hisforeword to an excellent 
biography of the Zephyr entitled Portrait 
of a Silver Lady (Bruce A. MacGregor 
and Ted Benson; Pruett Publishing Co., 
Boulder, Colo., 1977), writes that “she 
was the train that behaved like a Carib¬ 
bean cruise ship, inviting you to loaf and 
^ look, dine and drink, with ultimate des¬ 
tination beside the point. ” 



Unfortunately, the ultimate 
destination of the California Zephyr was 
to be railroad heaven. The run, bur¬ 
dened by lossesdespite continued passen¬ 
ger loyalty, went out of service in March 
1970 at the ripe old age of 21. Just a year 
later, while structuring a national rail 
service, Amtrak would keep the famous 
Zephyr name without sticking to the 
train’sspectacular route. 

Today’s Zephyr passenger misses out 
on two scenic stretches that were high¬ 
lights of the trip just ten years ago. First, 
in one of the most famous sections of its 
route, the old California Zephyr passed 
through California's beautiful Feather 
River Canyon east of Oroville, crossing 
the Sierra at Beckwourth Pass instead of 
Donner. Second, and even more dra¬ 
matically, the original route headed 
south from Salt Lake City, going 
through the Utah mountains, all of Colo¬ 
rado and directly through the Rocky 
Mountains en route to Denver. (Mac¬ 
Gregor and Benson describe the passage 
through the Rockies as “a string of small 
canyons, each a dramatic entity in its 
own right.”) Today’s San Francisco 
Zephyr misses the Rockies altogether and 
barely touches Colorado, instead 
traversing the exceedingly dull width of 
Wyoming before dropping down to 

If you’re like most people and scenery 
is important to you on a long-distance 
train, and if you have some time to spare 
besides, note that it is still possible to get a 
small taste of the old route on the Rio 
Grande Zephyr (operated between 
Denver and Salt Lake City by one of the 
few private railroads still in the interstate 
passenger business, the Denver & Rio 
Grande Western). While, this train 
lasts— its owners have been trying, so far 
unsuccessfully, to phase it out—and if 
you can arrange for layovers, since the 
Amtrak and Rio Grande schedules 
naturally don’t mesh, you can use your 
through Amtrak ticket to go on the Rio 
Grande Zephyr at no extra charge. It’s a 
good way to get a taste of the good old 


tomatoes, peaches, croissants and butter 
bouncing down the concrete and onto 
the rails. By the time the train pulled out 
at 12:45 pm (20 minutes late), we were 
ready for some of that relaxed, unharried 
I travel that trains used to be famous for. 

And everything did go relatively well 
for the first 150 miles or so. The ride was 
smooth, the room comfortable and the 
view fine, if somewhat obscured by the 
dirty windows we had from the start. 
We were so optimistic about the appar¬ 
ent improvement in our fortunes that we 
j thought it would be pleasant to go visit 
the lounge car for a few beers as we rolled 
| over the Sierra. 

Well. The lounge car turned out to be 
Amtrak’s informal experiment with 
alternative energy sources. It was an 

Washington to New York, the new cars 
were in use and there was hardly an old 
one to be seen.) The interiors of these old 
cars have all been done up well, with 
pleasantly designed new upholstery, but 
the guts—the mechanical workings— 
have decayed almost beyond repair. 

So it was still plenty hot when we 
finally rolled out of Sparks. The only 
solace was that we left a car behind, 
which made our sleeper the final car on 
the train. Over the initial resistance of 
the train’s flagman, who kept closing it, 
we managed to get the back door left 
open, allowing some little air circula¬ 
tion— and a good view of the sun setting 
over the Reno casinos. 

(The rearward view down the tracks 
also gave us a glimpse of some of rail- 



But back to our journey, as our East- 
shore Lines bus pulls in at the Southern 
Pacific terminal in Oakland. It’s one of 
the grand old stations in architectural 
style, with a bold front, dramatic high 
interiors, wooden benches, large 
platform out back and so on. Just about 
the only authentic touch missing from 
the station when we got there, in fact, 
was the train. 

That’s right. Even though this is 
where the route actually starts, old No. j 
6, the counterfeit Zephyr, was already 
late. According to a public-address 
announcement, there were a few 
“mechanical difficulties.” Not a good 
omen at all. 

After the train finally chugged up to 
the platform, what’s more, we discov- I 
ered that the sleeping car on which we 
held confirmed reservations for 
compartment I only offered com¬ 
partments A through F. Another 
bad omen, causing much awkward shuf- i 
fling around in the narrow corridor by us j 
and the two couples who held tickets for i 
compartmentsG andH. 

Amtrak’s local functionaries soon 
decided we could take compartment A 
and the other two couples could have 
compartments in other cars, all of which 
was fine except that during the delay a 
baggage person had managed to break 
our brand-new cooler, sending 

Our far-roving 
correspondents take the 


train — and live 
to tell about it. 

• * 

enormous solar oven. The air condition¬ 
ing was out and the afternoon sun was in, 
filtering through a thick blue haze of 
cigarette smoke that couldn’t escape 
because the windows don’t open. We 
were passing through the Sierra foothills, 
it was the middle of the afternoon on a 
midsummer day, and it was hot. The ! 
beers were cold, at least, but their effect 
only lasted a few minutes. We quickly 
decided to beat a retreat to our room. 

Only to make the grim discovery that 
the air conditioning was out there, as 
well. In fact, the air conditioning was 
out everywhere we went on the train 
with the exception of the dining car, 
which was crisply cool. Unfortunately, it 
was also off-limits to passengers because 
the staff was setting it up for dinner. You 
could pass through, enjoying a brief 
chilling effect, but then it was out into 
the traveling hothouse again. 

And so it went throughout the 
journey — progressively worse. We 
crossed the mountains and arrived in 
Sparks, Nevada, just 15 minutes late, but 
departed more than IV 2 hours late 
because the train had to be examined for 
suspected hot wheels. Despite the en¬ 
treaties of our porter (Toni Allara, a 
young woman, recently hired) and some 
perfunctory fiddling by maintenance 
men, the air conditioning stayed out. 
Evidently in an attempt to cheer us up, 
Toni remarked that at least they had 
been able to fix the heat valve — some 
parts of the train had actually had the 
heat stuck fn the on position. 

It’s frustrating, Toni told us, to work 
on a run that starts in the west and 
terminates in Chicago, because in 
Chicago you see Amtrak’s new equip¬ 
ment, just being brought into service, 
but then you have to get back on vintage, 
run-down cars like ours, built anywhere 
from the 1930s to the 1950s. (She was 
right: everywhere we went east of 
Chicago, including on a side trip from 


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S ome of us just weren't 
born lucky. Our parents 
and guardians didn't 
spend hours in the 
kitchen whipping up 
lavish spreads to whet our youthful 
appetites and give us something to 
expound on in later years. I, for 
one, was raised on hamburgers and 
frozen peas, and the biggest culi¬ 
nary breakthrough of my growing- 
up years came when my mother 
discovered garlic salt. 

Bereft of a hereditary cuisine. 
I’ve developed my own cooking 
style, pilfering freely from the 
cuisines of the more fortunate and 
always waging my own anti¬ 
blandness campaign. While some 
could argue that my dishes lacked 
sophistication, no one could say 
they wanted spice. And after I dis¬ 
covered jalapeno chili peppers, 
none could say they were short on 
heat, either. The fiery little morsels 
started turning up in everything 
from scrambled eggs and toasted 
cheese sandwiches to soups and 

But my grassroots chili move¬ 
ment has nothing on the cuisines of 
countries that have elevated chili 
cookery to an art over the centuries. 
For those of you who fancy chilies 
and are always looking for ways to 
light up your supper table, I’ve 
talked to some cooks who are more 
expertly versed in hot cuisine than 
I — most particularly cooks of the 
famously hot cuisines of Mexico, 
China and India— and they’ve 
offered these recipes to help set your 
world on fire. Since chilies have left 
their mark on countless dishes in 
many other lands that we can’t 
cover here (Thailand, Indonesia, 
Korea, Kenya and the U.S.A., to 
name a few), I’ll be collecting a 
further batch of recipes for a future 

First, a brief skirmish into chili 
pepper lore. Chilies all belong to 
the Capsicum family. Capsicums 
make brothers of bell peppers and 
jalapenos, pimentos and cayenne, 
and they’re found all over the 
warmer regions of the earth. (Capsi¬ 
cums do not include the plants that 
produce the berries which, when 
ground, become black and white 
pepper. That’s the family Piper.) 

History tells us that Capsicums 
are native to the Americas, and 
their worldwide spread was started 
by Columbus, who brought some 
of the peppers back with him to the 
Old World on his first voyage. 
According to legend, he thought he 
was bringing home with him the 
highly prized black pepper plant, a 
plant which he’d never actually 
laid eyes on. But mistake or not, 
this new pepper was met with the 
enthusiasm that humanity reserves 
for such innovations as the wheel 
and sliced bread. 

Capsicums quickly followed the 
trade winds throughout the world. 
Through the years they’ve been 
chopped, dried, canned, pickled 
and powdered. They’ve also gained 
a reputation for such feats as 
scaring away ghosts, making 
grown men cry, supplying vitamin 
C and curing hangovers, indiges¬ 
tion, rheumatism, lumbago, colds 
and stuffy noses. 

Peppers in their zillions of varie¬ 
ties (and with their propensity for 
cross-pollination; it seems new 
kinds are cropping up all the time) 
are basically divided into those that 
are sweet and those that are hot. 

The hot peppers contain an oil or 
resin that will sear unsuspecting 
mucous membranes. The active 
ingredient, called capsaicin, 
stimulates gastric secretions in 
small doses but causes subacute 
gastritis in large doses. When 
judging the heat of an unknown 
pepper, you take your warning 
(from the size; big ones run from 
mild to hot, small ones run from hot 
to unbearable, and tiny ones range 
from agonizing to lethal. 

Bay Area supermarkets stock a 
variety of chilies—some fresh 
(notably the long green mild Cali¬ 
fornia or Anaheim chili, the shorter 
mild green Fresno chili, a medium¬ 
sized yellow wax chili, which can 
be quite hot, and short shiny green 
jalapenos, which most chili users 
know or soon learn are fiery hot) , a 
few dried red chilies which you 
should assume are hot, a healthy 
sampling of canned or pickled 
chilies (the most popular of these, 
according to my cooking sources, is 
the Ortega brand) and powders in 
various forms, including cayenne. 
For a much wider selection, 
devoted chili users frequent 
Mexican or Chinese markets. For 
instance, in Mexican markets you 
can also find serrano chilies, which 
are dark green and smaller than 
jalapenos and can heat up the 
coldest night. You can also find 
poblano chilies (good for chili 
rellenos) and their dried version, 
the ancho chili. 

The biggest problem with chili 
shopping is that produce markets 
aren’t at all consistent in the names 
they give the chilies. What may be 
a jalapeno in one place may be 
referred to as a “short green” or 
chili verde in another. It’s best to 
check around and, if possible, get a 
picture of what you’re looking for. 
Diana Kennedy’s The Cuisines of 
Mexico (Harper & Row) includesa 
highly informative chapter on 
many types of chilies, with color 
plates to illustrate them. 

One last and excellent source for 
chilies is the San Francisco 
Farmer’s Market. As Loni Kuhn, a 
widely known figure in Bay Area 
cooking circles and an authority on 
Mexican cooking, says, "Besides 
being a wonderful, crazy, mixed- 
up place togo, the Farmer's Market 
is loaded at this time of year 
(September and October) with 
chilies of every Size, shape and 
color. And the prices are wonder¬ 
ful.” Red or yellow chilies are 
simply fully matured versions of 
green chilies, as red bell peppersare 
matured green bell peppers. 

In using chili peppers, bear in 
mind that the seeds are the hottest 
part. Many recipes call for taking 
the seeds out, for that reason. 
Certain styles of cooking (notably 
Mexican) also call for the peppers to 
be peeled. With all this handling 
you’re bound to get the hot resihs on 
your hands. Wash your hands well 
with soap and water, particularly 
under the fingernails, before doing 
anything else. Above all, don’t rub 
your eyes. The agony that will 
ensue can only be described by the 
people who have suffered that mis¬ 
fortune. If you do get the hot chili 
into your eyes, rinse them with 


Rumor has it that most Mexican 
food we find in restaurants here in 
the United States is tempered to 
timid gringo palates. The really hot 
food stays south of the border. 
Indeed, when I talked to the mana¬ 

ger of a favorite Mexican restaur¬ 
ant of mine, she said that if they 
made their dishes as hot as they 
would in Mexico, the customers 
who weren’t used to it would suffer 
indigestion and diarrhea and 
would talk badly about the 
restaurant, maybe even sue. So she 
lets the customers decide the heat of 
their dishes by providing them with 
a dish of hot salsa (a chili sauce) and 
pickled jalapenos. 

In any case, you can reproduce 
some suitably hot Mexican dishes in 
your.own kitchen. Ingredients for 
the following recipes are available 
at Mexican markets in San Fran¬ 
cisco, such as Casa Lucas Market, 
2934 24th St.; Mi Rancho Market, 
3365 20th St.; and La Palma 
Market, 2884 24th St. All three 
markets stock extensive collections 
of chilies, dried and fresh (worth 
the trip just to see them). They also 
carry fresh tortillas and other 
products not usually available in' 
your local market. 

Jana Allen, food writer, 
longtime cook and teacher of 

take off the papery skins and cut 
them into six pieces. You can then 
stew or steam them with a half an 
onion and a couple of cloves of gar¬ 
lic, or you can stir them with the 
onion and garlic and a tablespoon 
of oil in a hot skillet for 10 minutes. 
You can use canned tomatillos as 
they are. Mash the avocados with 
the tomatillos and add the remain¬ 
ing ingredients. Continue mashing 
until you achieve the traditional 
somewhat lumpy guacamole tex¬ 
ture. A Cuisinart will do this in a 
jiffy, but Allen cautions against 

using a blender as it usually suc¬ 
ceeds in pureeing whatever is in the 
bottom of the container— a state of 
affairs you don’t want. 

Peeling chilies; 

Jana Allen suggest that, to peel 
chilies, you first roast them on the 
top of a barbecue or in a really hot 
(450 degrees) oven until they’re 
blistered almost black. Then put 
the chilies in a paper bag and fold 
or crinkle the top of the bag to make 
it airtight. Allow the chilies to 
“rest” for about ten minutes. They 
will continue steaming and the skin 
will separate from the pulp, allow¬ 
ing for easy peeling. 

The following recipe is from 
Loni Kuhn's collection. If you’d 
like to delve more into the mysteries 
of Mexican cuisine, she teaches out 
of her home in San Francisco. Call 
herat 752-5265 for details. 


2 New Mexico chilies 
2 3‘/ 2 -4 lb. chickens, cut up 

cloves with the soaked chilies until 
quite smooth. Reheat the fat from 
the chorizo and pour in chilies 
sauce. Cook 10 minutes, stirring 
constantly. Add chicken stock and 
pour over chicken. Simmer for 
about 1 hour, or until tender. Just 
before serving stir in vinegar and 
taste for salt. Sprinkle with toasted 
sesame seeds and serve with white 


According to Henry Chung, pro¬ 

prietor of the renowned Hunan 
Restaurant, the Hunanese people 
have quite a reputation jn China. 
They use longer chopsticks, sit at 
bigger tables and generally eat 
more heartily than the folks in the 
rest of the country. They're emo¬ 
tional and outspoken and very 
friendly, and they like to entertain. 
And they especially love hot 

“In every house, in the front gar¬ 
den or in the back garden, there’s a 
pepper tree," says Chung. I was 
visiting him the other day at the 
Hunan (924 Sansome, SF), and he 
motioned to the pepper tree on the 
counter. “The peppers grow up to 
the sky,” he said, contrasting them 
to the more common types that 
hang downward. "We call them 
hsiung-tien, or facing-the-skv pep¬ 

Back in Li-ling county in 
HuiTan, where Chung comes from, 
people use the red peppers fresh 
while they are in season and then, 
before the season ends (around 
July), the rest of the peppers are 

reminiscences. The recipes are 
simple to prepare, and pepper 
lovers will find much to fan the 
flames of their passion. Here is 
a.recipe from the book. 


“This dish originated in Li-ling, 
a prominent county in Hunan Pro¬ 
vince, my home country,” says 
Henry Chung, “and I introduced it 
to San Francisco. The main ingre- 
dients are chicken and the Hunan 
pickled hot pepper, an item which 
offers the diner a hot and sour taste. 
That kind of Hunan pickled hot 


like it HOT 

Mexican cooking, offers the 
following guacamole recipe. I 
made it and served it to several 
Guardian staffers, one of whom 
remarked, “It’s the best guacamole 

1 ever tasted!" 


8 fresh tomatillos, or canned toma¬ 
tillos, or canned tomatillos (about 
half a 14 or 15oz. can, drained) 

2 large ripe avocados (Casa Lucas 
Market always has perfectly ripe 
avocados on hand, according to 

2-3 slices red onion, chopped (use 
torpedos if you can get them) 

2-3 fresh seeded serranos (you 
don’t need to roast and peel them, 
but see postscript on peeling chi¬ 
lies if you want that flavor) 
juice of 2 limes, to taste 


cilantro (a handful of leaves, stems 

1 tomato, peeled, seeded and 

Refrigerate until served. 

are usine fresh tomatillos 

salt and freshly ground pepper 
lard or oil 

3- 4 chorizos, skinned (Mexican sau¬ 

2 ripe plantains or 2 large green 

2 slices fresh pineapple, diced 

4- 6 pickled serrano chilies, minced 

2 large onions, chopped 
4 cloves minced garlic 

Vi cup blanched almonds 
1/8 teaspoon each cinnamon and 

1 lb. tomatoes, peeled, seeded and 

1 cup chicken broth 

3 tablespoons vinega r 
juice of 1 lime 

Tear up the ancho and New 
Mexico chilies (both of these are 
dried chilies) and soak in hot water 
for 20 minutes. Grind up smoothly. 
Salt and pepper chicken and place 
in large heavy casserole. Heat the 
lard and fry the chorizo until 
browned. Drain and add to 
chicken. Add the fruits and serrano 
chilies. Grind the onion, garlic, al¬ 
monds. tomatoes, cinnamon and 

harvested and dried in the sun. 
“We string them, like a necklace” 
— Chung gestured a circle around 
his neck— “or hang them under the 
overhang of the house. Sometimes 
we would hang them in the 

You can buy fresh red peppers in 
Chinese groceries here, and fresh 
peppers can be used interchange¬ 
ably with the dried in Hunan 
cooking. Chung says he uses all 
dried peppers in the restaurant. 

If you find your excursion into 
Hunanese cooking too hot to bear, 
drink lots of hot tea. That’s Henry 
Chung's suggestion, and it comes 
from his grandmother. "My grand¬ 
mother always said to avoid drink¬ 
ing cold water with food, as the 
water and the grease in the food 
won’t mix well in your insides. Hot 
tea will wash it through." 

Henry Chung has written a 
book, Henry Chung's Hunan Style 
Chinese Cookbook (Harmony 
Books), which includes myriad 
recipes in the Hunanese tradition, 
as well as legends, customs and 

Henry Chung (right) and his son Marty of the Hunan Restaurant. 

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh 

1 green onion 

V2 cup cashews, peanuts or 

2 teaspoons cornstarch 

2 teaspoons rice wine or dry sherry 
1-2 tablespoonssoy sauce 

1 teaspoon vinegar 

Vt teaspoon salt (omit if using 
salted nuts) 

1-2 teaspoons suga r 

2 teaspoons sesame oil (optional) 

4 tablespoons cooking oil 

To prepare: 

1. Bone the chicken and cut the 
meat into pieces, 1-inch or slightly 

2. Make the marinade by 
mixing the cornstarch with 2 tea¬ 
spoons soy sauce and 1 tablespoon 
vvine, then adding salt and egg 
white. Mix marinade with the 
chicken and marinate at least 15 

3. Cut off the ends of the dried 
red peppers and shake out the 
seeds. Chop the ginger very finely 
and cut the green onion into Vt- 
inch lengths. 

4. In a small bowl, mix the 
seasonings, first mixing the corn¬ 
starch with the soy sauce and wine 
and then mixing in the other in¬ 

To cook: 

1. Heat about 4 tablespoons 
cooking oil in a wok or large frying 
pan. Add the red peppers, cooking 
over a medium flame until they 
start to char. Turn the fire up as 

A mouth-watering guide to chilies and the cuisines 
that have made them famous 

lemon juice on them. The yogurt 
and the lemon juice help make the 
heat of the fiery dishes bearable. So 
keep that in mind as you try these 
ehutneys. They, along with yogurt, 
make a great accompaniment to 
curried vegetables, scrambled eggs 
and meat dishes. 

V2 cup peanuts, dry roasted (pre¬ 
ferably home roasted) 

6jalapeno peppers 
4 large cloves of garlic 
V 4 cup (approximately) chopped 
f resh coriander (ci lantro) 
salt to taste 

1 tablespoon (approximately) 

cooking oil 
'/< cup water 

Heat oil in skillet over low heat. 
Add green chilies (seeds and all) 
and peeled garlic, and roast over 
low heat until they are brown. 
When this is done, put all the ingre¬ 
dients in the blender and blend 


2 tablespoons desiccated 

unsweetened coconut 
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
4-6green chilies 
Vi cup chopped cilantro 
'A cup mint leaves 

water (according to whether you 
need a thick or a thin chutney) 
Blend all the ingredients in the 


1 large eggplant 

pepper is not currently available in 
the United States, so I use hot red 
pepper powder and vinegar 
instead, and the result is marve¬ 
lous. ” 


V2 frying chicken, about 1 pound 

1 tablespoon powdered cornstarch 
V2 teaspoon black pepper 
a few drops vegetable oil 
l‘/ 2-2 cups plus 1 teaspoon 
oil (or sesame oil) 

V2 cup green bell pepper (about 1 ' 
med ium-sized green bel 1 pepper 
cut into 1-inch squares) 

V2 cup canned sliced bamboo 
shoots(or V2 cup celery, sliced 
into IV 2 -inch pieces) 

Vi cup sliced carrots, peeled and 
sliced into l'/i-inch pieces 

1 tablespoon fermented black 

V2 tablespoon minced garlic 

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 

1 teaspoon hot red pepper powder 
V2 cup chicken broth 

2 tablespoons soy sauce 
pinch salt (or to taste) 

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 
(or to taste) 

2 tablespoons white wine 
1 tablespoon liquid cornstarch 
(put V2 tablespoon of powdered 
cornstarch in your wok spoon, 
add just a little water, and stir 
vigorously to dissolve the 
powder; add immediately to dish. 


I. Cut up the chicken, bones 
and all, into 1-inch-square pieces. 

(First cut off wing and leg with 
cleaver, then cut carcass in half 
through backbone.) Mix thorough¬ 
ly with marinade ingredients and 
let sit for 2-3 minutes. 

2. Heat a wok over highest heat 
for 2 minutes. Then add l‘/2-2cups 
vegetable oil. As soon as the oil is 
smoking hot place the chicken 
pieces in the wok and stir vigorous¬ 
ly for 1 minute or till the bloody 
color is gone. Remove the chicken 
and drain off all but 2 to 3 table¬ 
spoons of oil. 

3. Reheat remaining oil till 
smoking hot. Toss in green pepper, 
bamboo shoots, carrots, black 
beans, garlic, ginger, and hot red 
pepper powder. Add chicken broth 
and cook for 1 minute. 

4. Return chicken to wok and 
add soy sauce, salt, vinegar, and 
wine. Cook for 4 to 6 more 
minutes, stirring constantly. Add 
liquid cornstarch to thicken the 
gravy, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 
to glaze the dish for better appear¬ 
ance. Serve hot. 


Having come across a copy of 
The Good Food of Szechwan (Ko- 
dansha International Ltd.) and 
learning that the author, Robert 
Delfs, lives in San Francisco, I was 
eager to talk to him about hot 
peppers and Szechwanese cooking. 
As is made abudantly clear by the 
Szechwanese restaurants here in 
San Francisco, the people of Szech¬ 
wan rival their Hunanese neighbors 
with their love of hot peppers. Delfs 
confirmed my understanding of 

Szechwanese food—that it was 
plenty hot. Delfs learned the art of 
Szechwanese cooking while he was 
a graduate student in Taipei, Tai¬ 
wan, and he's been an ardent fol¬ 
lower of the cuisine ever since. 

Apparently, Delfs told me, hot 
red peppers were introduced into 
Szechwan during the latter part of 
the Ming dynasty (around the 17th 
century). It isn’t clear whether the 
Portuguese were responsible (they 
traded between Mexico and China) 
or whether the peppers arrived 
overland from India. 

Among the recipes which Delfs 
includes in The Good Food of 
Szechwan are many that promise 
to be real eye-wideners. I’ve in¬ 
cluded one here. If you cook this 
dish and it proves too hot for even 
your tastes, Delfs says you can sal¬ 
vage it by carefully draining the oil 
and replacing it with an unchilied 


(Chicken with charred red peppers 
and cashews) 

V2 chicken breast, about Vi lb. 

when boned 

2 teaspoons cornstarch 
2 teaspoons soy sauce 
1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry 
V 2 -I egg white 
V2 teaspoon salt 

10 dried red peppers, ora few more 

high as possible and as soon as the 
peppers are black, add the chicken 
pieces. Reduce flame to medium. 

2. Stir-fry until the chicken is 
white, then add the ginger and 
green onion. Cook, stirring for a 
few more seconds, then add the 
cashews or other nuts and the sea¬ 
sonings (give it a quick stir first). 
When the sauce has thickened 
slightly and is glaze-like, remove to 
a serving dish and serve hot. 


I consulted Sindhu More to get 
some really hot ehutneys for our 
chili-loving readers. Sindhu More 
has worked with her husband, 
Chan, at their small restaurant, the 
Sitar (recently moved to new quar¬ 
ters at 1616 Webster St. in Oak¬ 
land) for the past eight years. She 
comes from Bombay, and the fol¬ 
lowing recipes are common for 
dishes in that region. However, 
More has been careful to substitute 
all ingredients that are’ available in 
California. For instance, she uses 
jalapenos (“not the thick ones, the 
thin long ones"). "I guess at propor¬ 
tions,” More explains. “If a sauce 
isn't hot enough, I just add some ca¬ 

When serving hot foods in India, 
it’s common to serve on the table a 
dish of yogurt, a salad made with 
yogurt, and raw vegetables with 

2 small potatoes 
2 medium tomatoes 
V2 cup fresh or frozen peas 

2 dry red chilies 

3 serrano chilies (or jalapenos 

if serranos aren’t available) 

V2 -inch ginger root 
1 large onion 

1 teaspoon turmeric 

Vi teaspoon each cinnamon and 
ground cloves 

2 tablespoons cooking oil 

Cut up eggplant into 1-inch 
squares (don’t peel this or any of the 
vegetables). Cut potatoes into 
small cubes. Put eggplant and po¬ 
tato cubes into cold water to pre¬ 
vent discoloration. Cube tomatoes. 
Chop the onion. Mince the ginger 
and the chilies (don't take the seeds 
out). Heat the oil in the skillet and 
add the red peppers just before the 
oil boils. Add green chilies and 
onion. When the onion is browned 
add the turmeric and tomatoes. 

Cover and cook until tomatoes 
are soft. Add the potatoes, followed 
in a few seconds by the eggplant. 
Last to go in the skillet are the peas, 
if you're using frozen peas, because 
theseonly takesecondstocook. The 
secret for a moist thick curry is to 
keep the lid on the skillet whenever 
possible. If the final result isn’t suf¬ 
ficiently pungent, add cayenne. 
Obvious variations can include 
corn, beansand cauliflower. □ 




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Cape Cod fisherfolk. This explains 
their twin preoccupations—fresh 
fish and art. After dark, the Rite 
Spot is an artists’ bar catering— 
thanks to its location at 17th and 
Folsom — to the occupants of the 
many nearby studiosand lofts. 

Painting, sculpture and prints 
line the walls. The work of talented 
local artists Ed Aulerich, Phil 
Rober, Eric Erickson and Allan 
Adams—along-with that of the 
owners— is on view. Alderucci and 
Milewski are willing to show other 
artists' work (on a consignment 
basis) and are currently sponsoring 
a competition for a classical reclin¬ 
ing nude to hang over the bar. 

The long, full-service bar does a 
lively business. \'h ounce well 
drinks will set you back a piffling 
dollar. American beer just 75c. The 
wine list is small and select— 
mostly Parducci reds and 

There’s something 
for everyone at 
the Rite Spot 

A rtists’ bars arc a standard 
fixture of the New York 
scene. Ditto for blue-collar hang¬ 
outs and executive-filled lunch 
room/grills. San Francisco’s 
answer to all these, rolled into one, 
is the Rite Spot Cafe. For my 
money (or lack of it), it’s the best 
reasonably priced restaurant/bar 
South of Market. 

How reasonable is reasonably 
priced? Well, on my last visit I had 
a hearty (not heavy) bowl of ham 
and split pea soup, a delicately 
prepared fresh red snapper rneun- 
iere with a sour cream/shallot 
sauce, rice pilaf and fresh 
broccoli — for $3.25! The red 
snapper was one of four daily 
specials, all in the $3.50 price 
range. (Veal and sea-food dishes 
can run as high as $6.95.) That day, 
the other specials were fresh sole, 
chicken cacciatore and braciolle, 
an exotic-sounding herbed, rolled, 
stuffed round steak. Hefty deli 
sandwiches run around $2, a chef’s 
salad $3 and a top sirloin steak 
$3.95. The same menu is served 
from 11 until around 9 when the 
kitchen closes. 

Am iable owners/opera tors 
Michael Alderucci and Michael 
Milewski are former artists and 


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Located within Real Food Co. 

11am-8pm Daily 

Wholesome Sandwiches 
Creative Salads 

Beer & Wine 

Homemade Baked 
Goods and Desserts 

Fresh Fruit 

Juices and Smoothies 

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Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00-2:30 

Pauli sis a delightful little neighborhood restaurant, 
the kind for which San Francisco is famous. Excellent 
food and fine wines are served in a charming 
atmosphere by a wartn and congenial staff. 

Lunches are varied with homemade soups , fresh 
salads , omelettes, quiches amd gourmet sandwiches. 
Dinners are superb . under the excellent hand of Chef 
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Of special interest is our weekend brunch , featuring 
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All desserts, including our famous fudge pie , are 

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Guglclmo whites. The house wines 
are a Mondavi Zjnfandel and 
Cresta Blanca Chablis. 

If all this weren't enough, the 
Rite Spot also boasts a color tele¬ 
vision set for sporting events and 
one of the better eclectic jukeboxes 
around. (Tapes are in the works.) I 
must qualify this rave by saying 
that I’ve had an occasional erratic¬ 
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towards the end of the evening. 
This seems like the kind of problem 
time will solve. □ 

The spirits 
of 76 


he king of red wines, at 
least in California, is 
Cabernet Sauvignon. It 
is also Bordeaux’s most 
important, if not most widely 
grown, grape. Elsewhere, signifi¬ 
cant amounts of acreage are 
planted with it in Yugoslavia, Chile 
and even Italy, among other coun¬ 

Here, growers have increased 
Cabernet acreage more than six¬ 
fold since 1970 (from 4,200 to 
26,000 plus acres). Consumption, 
especially of the higher quality 
examples, has more than kept pace. 
And discussions, articles, compara¬ 
tive tastings, cellaring and, of 
course, prices have outstripped 
what practically anybody might 
have guessed at the beginning of 
this decade. Some of the small- 
production “boutique” wineries 
are asking — and getting — $ 15-$30 
per bottle for their “Reserve" 
Cabernet Sauvignons, while $6- 
$12 is most common. Ironically, al¬ 
most all of them weren’t’ even in 
existence ten years ago. For exam¬ 
ple, .of the 14 wineries in the 
tastings below, only two existed in 



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continued from previous page 
1972. Clearly, despite all the talk of 
the very real white-wine explosion, 
a lot of wine lovers are drinking 
(when they’re not aging) a lot of 
Cabernet Sauvignon. 

So far this decade, the standout 
vintages for California Cabernet 
have been 1970 and 1974. The 
latter has pretty much disappeared 
from retailers’ shelves, with several 
exceptions. The 1975 vintage has 
proved middling, and so 1976 is 
drawing the attention of Cabernet 
fans, particularly since dozens of 
examples have been commercially 
released in the past few months. 
Since 1976 and 1977 were the two 
drought years (remember the 
“Conserve Water, Drink Wine” 
signs?), nobody has quite known 
what to expect from them, espe¬ 
cially the red wines. 

By now. I've tasted around two 
dozen 1976 Cabernets and can 
report that they’re damn good, but 
not, generally speaking, as good as 
1970 or '74, which seem to me to 
liave somewhat more depth, com¬ 
plexity and body. Still, 1976 is the 
vintage that is becoming generally 
available and you may like to know 
what’s good for drinking now 
and/or laying away. 

To that end, here are the results 
of two 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon 
tastings in which I participated in 
recent months. Three of the wines 
were in both tastings, and the 
groups’ consensus correlations of 
them (as well as my personal 
ratings) were extraordinarily simi¬ 
lar. Points in parentheses represent 
the total of the tasters' rankings; 
thus the lowest score w ins. 


Tasting#l (11 tasters) 

1. Rutherford Ranch ($5) (35 

2. Villa Mt. Eden( $9.50) (43). 

3. Hacienda ($8.50) (47). 

4. Cassayre-Forni ($0.50) (48). 

5. Burgess (Napa Valley) 
($8.25) (53). 

6. Montevina($4. 75) (56). 

7. Stag'sLeap($ 10) (58). 

8. ClosduVal(% 9) (66). 

9. Lambert Bridge($0) (89). 
Tasting #2 (17 tasters) 

1. Villa Mt. Eden ($9.50) (54 

.2. Hacienda($S.50) (65). 

3. Joseph Phelps($H.7,5) (74). 

4. Boeger($4.75) (75). 

5. Dehlinger ($0.50) (78). 

6. Stag’s Leap ($\0) ( 79). 

7. Caymus ( $ 10) ( 86). 

8. Mt. Eden ($30) l 100) 

The big price/quality winner is 
obviously the Rutherford Ranch, a 
small, five-year-old winery in the 
Napa Valley owned by the "Ernie" 
of the Ernie's Liquors and Ernie’s 
Wine Warehouse chain. In this 
mad inflationary era, I praise Ernie 
Van Asperen and his associates for 
directly or indirectly being respon¬ 
sible for supplying the wine¬ 
drinking public with dozens, even 
hundreds, of first-rate bargains (in 
addition to the '76 Rutherford 
Ranch Cabernet) under several 
“negociant-type” labels, such as 
Round Hill and Stone Creek. Asfor 
the '76 Cabernet, to my know¬ 
ledge, it is pretty much sold out, 
except at the four Ernie’s Wine 
Warehouses (San Francisco, South 
San Francisco, Redwood City and 
St. Helena). 

Except for two or three wines, I 
pretty much liked all of them in 
both tastings. I believe they’ll age 
more rapidly than equivalent- 
quality-for-the-vintage ’74s, but 
most will improve for at least 6-8 
years. The $30 Mt. Eden (which 
has no connection with the highly 
ranked Villa Mount Eden) was 
quite controversial. I was one of 
those (half the group) who placed it 
last, but I’m willing to concede to 
its small band (three people) of ad¬ 
herents, who put it first, that the 
wine’s (to me) unappealing musti- 
ness, excessive woodiness and "hot" 
finish may "age out" and result in a 
great wine. But for $301 won’t take 
the gamble. 

Other values include the Boeger 
and the Montevina, the latter of 
which I particularly liked, but 
which (because the winery releases 
its wines very early) is still as far as I 
know, available only at Kermit 
Lynch (Albany). The Villa Mt. 
Eden is an excellent Cabernet, 
generally available at better Bay 
Area wine shops, as is the superb 
Joseph Phelps. So let’s toast the 
spirited ’76s! 

Arthur Damond publishes Wine 
Discoveries , a newsletter guide to 
exceptional wines under $4; for 
subscription information and a 
sample copy, send a stamped, self- 
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\ ii a 

Food on the go 

Five ways to eat and run — 


I f travel and adventure are 
occaisonallv necessary season 
ings for your meals, and you 
don’t care where—or how— 
you have to go to indulge your epi¬ 
curean instincts but insist on being 
to the manna borne, herewith some 
land, sea and air suggestions 
guaranteed to transport you. 
First, lets assume that one of the 
places where you don’t feel at sea 
where food is concerned is on a 
boat. Then how about piping your¬ 
self aboard the Red and White 
Fleet’s luxury vessel Royal Star for a 
nautical brunch and a l'/i-hour 
San Francisco Bay cruise? 

The moment you embark you’re 
made welcome with a complimen¬ 
tary glass of champagne, after 
which you head for the buffet 
brunch and the serious business of 
eating. Fruit juice for starters, 
some fruit compote, perhaps? How 
about scrambled eggs with the 
corned beef hash, or hash browns 
with the Beef Stroganoff? (Oh, 
look! All the sailboats are out 
around Sausalito.) The German 
potato salad looks good, and what's 
in the crepes? Only one way to find 
out. Select a table to support your 
perilously piled-up plate as Angel 
Island glides by, and settle down to 

the utter enjoyment of a meal 
enhanced by the boat’s somnolent 
movements and a view of San 
Francisco that isseeond to none. 

But perhaps in your mind boats 
are linked to a situation more mys¬ 
terious and romantic. 

Then it’s the 2‘/2-hour dinner/ 
dance "Bar-B-Que on the Bay" for 

This is an evening affair on the 
same boat, but this time you're 
welcomed aboard by Pure Honey, 
a lively group who play music of 
any and every kind, and are emin¬ 
ently listenable if you’d rather dine 
than dance. As the sun sets behind 
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But once back on dry land, make 
sure you don’t miss the bus by 
missing the bus. All you have to do 
is invite 37 of your nearest and 
dearest friends and call Scenic 
Hyway Tours. Tell them you have 
a party of 38 (their minimum 
requirement — they’re a g roup 
charter service and don't, under 
any circumstances, cater to groups 
of fewer than 38), and tell them too 
where it is you want to go and 
where to pick up the food, and 
you’re in business. You, of course, 
have cunningly arranged every¬ 
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going to spend the day in Muir 
Woods or Carmel or Napa or San 
Simeon or anywhere in California, 
and you’ve called your favorite 
caterer and ordered the box lunch 
of your choice: it could be donuts or 
danish or quiche and caviar, but 
when the bus arrives, just tell the 
driver where the pickup point is 
and he’ll be glad to oblige. 

Your chariot is the gleaming “Le 
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planned so that the view from the 
aisle seats is every bit as good as the 
one from those by the windows. 

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liquid refreshment in the other, you 
can lean back and listen to music, 
lazily experience the environment 
in motion, or enjoy your eatables at 
one of the tables in the back of the 
bus, alternating them, perhaps, 
with a crafty game of cribbage or a 
bit of backgammon. 

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ambitions than by taking a flight in 
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they come in varying colors—the 
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(the pilot/part-owner, who left a 
legislative job in Washington, 
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likes to sit on the basket’s rim, 
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anyone?), and when you’re all 
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Eileen Murray and Jane Hamsher 
_ find out. 

J elloBiafraishisname, and 
until a month ago his main 
claim to fame was that he 
is the lead singer of a local 
new wave band, the Dead 
Kennedys. He has used the 
band as a platform to expound 
upon his political and artistic 
views (he’s the founder of the 

World Brotherhood of Peace 
and Anarchy and favors 
“creative crime”, among other 
things). Now, Biafra has 
decided to go one step further— 
he’s running for mayor of San 

Biafra made his decision to 
run for mayor in the back seat of 

a cab on the way to a Pere Ubu 
concert at the Old Waldorf, and 
the campaign was officially 
kicked off at a fundraising 
spaghetti dinner/dance at the 
Mabuhay Gardens, on Sept. 3. 
With the help of his campaign 
manager Scoop Nisker (of 
KSAN and Videowest fame) 

and publicity director Dirk 
Dirksen (ever-gracious host of 
the Mabuhay), Biafra managed 
to raise almost enough money to 
get on the November ballot 
(Dirksen kicked in the rest). The 
500 or so Biafra supporters ate 
spaghetti and pogoed to bands 
including the Symptoms, Vs., 

the Contractions, the Jars and, 
of course, the Dead Kennedys. 

Biafra has come a long way 
since his days as a suicidal pizza 
delivery boy in his native Colo¬ 
rado. As a mayoral candidate, 
he wants to give the flipside of 
society a real alternative to 
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Feinstein. And as long-time 
Dead Kennedy fans who have 
watched Biafra on and off 
stage, we can attest to the fact 
that he is one of San Francisco’s 
most colorful figures. We inter¬ 
viewed Biafra at his favorite 
Mexican restaurant a couple of 
weeks ago, over fistfuls of jala- 
peno peppers, chile rellenos and 
cheese enchiladas. Between 
pleas for water and occasional 
verbal lapses due to indigestion, 
we managed to record some of 
the 21-year-old mayoral candi¬ 
date’s more controversial ideas. 

Bay Guardian: Where are 
you from, originally? 

Biafra: Well, I was born and 
raised in Boulder. It was a 
sleepy little mountain town, 
and then all the hippies moved 
in, and that was fun for a while 
’cause they were really danger¬ 

ous. They had long hair, and 
you were afraid to say anything. 
But then the hippies grew old, 
cut their hair off, got rich, and 
now they’ve started all these rip- 
off businesses just like their 
parents did. Beal expensive 
health food stores, where you 
can buy an organic candle for 
$50. The whole state has turned 
into a tourist playground. 

BG: Is the rumor true that 
you're a former rich kid? 

B: Nooooo! My parents... 
let’s see...are lower middle 

BG: Oh, everyone says 

B: My father was a social 
worker and my mother’s a libra¬ 

BG: But well educated. 

B: Oh, to a fault. They really 
pushed being educated and well 
read in my home. 

BG: Where did you get your 
post-secondary education? 

B: Um, let’s see, I went to 
college for 2 l A months in Santa 

BG: What were you, a 
biology major or something? 

B: No, no. All I took there 
was acting and the history of 
Paraguay. I didn’t intend to stay 
long. I noticed that a lot of 
people down there were trying 
to be very open in one way but 
were very intolerant in many 
others. Like if you weren’t as 
free and loose and mellow — 
especially mellow—as they 
were, then they wanted you off 
the map right then and there. 

BG: What’s attractive to you 
about punk rock? 

B: I think it’s a great comb¬ 
ination of a lot of things. It’s the 
kind of music I like most, real 
raw, gut-level stuff. Even 
experimental stuff hits you right 
in the balls, rather than the stuff 
that is just too wimpy, some¬ 
thing you can sit down and 
space out to. It’s the first real 
outbreak of new talent, young 
talent, that we’ve had since the 
Beatles first came around. 
Slowly, most of those people 

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fizzled out or got rich or what¬ 
ever, and they just aren’t 
speaking to the concerns of real 
young people today. They’re 
saying, “I’m big, old and rich. 
Rock’n’roll, rah-rah.”It’sbeen 
turned into a Las Vegas act, 
which I really object to. 

BG: How’d you hit on the 
name Dead Kennedys? 

B: Some friends of mine in 
Colorado were going to name 
their band that, but then they 
chickened out and called it the 
Night Flames. So I decided "Ah 
hah! There’s my name!” 
Sometimes we use other names. 
We played this high school 
dance last Christmas, but we 
knew the PTA would have ob¬ 
jections to “Dead Kennedys.” 
So we called ourselves the 
Creamsicles and told them we 
were a power pop band. 
Luckily, the people who spon¬ 
sored the show knew who we 
really were. I expected about 40 
people to show up and go “Blah, 
punk rock, blah, we wanna 
hear Foreigner. ” But oh no, 250 
people showed up, and they 
really enjoyed it. It was weird to 
see all those jocks in their letter 
jackets pogoing. 


Biafra characterizes Jerry 
Brown as a politician with few 
scruples, all the answers and an 
understanding of the populace’s 
tendency to seek cure-alls in 
their leaders. Brown stands out 
in Biafra's mind as one of the 
most dangerous people on the 
current scene. 

“The thing that really bothers 
me about the whole situation,” 
he says, “is that people are 
looking for someone to tell them 
what to do. Kennedy was never 
perceived as somebody who was 
going to run people’s lives for 
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for them. The same thing hap¬ 
pened in Germany right before 
Hitler took over. The cabaret 
fad back then is very much like 
disco today. And the one person 
who I’ve noticed who has a feel 
for this type of thing is Jerry 

Biafra’s fear of Jerry Brown 
inspired him to pen a song, 
entitled “California Uber 
Alles,” comparing a Brown 
presidency with Hitler’s Third 
Reich. “Zen Fascists will control 
you/One hundred per cent 
natural/You will jog for the 
master race/And always wear a 
happy face...You will croak, 
you little clown/When you mess 
with President Brown. ” 


As we pursued our incisive, 
in-depth interview, keeping in 
mind that we are writing for the 
Bay Guardian, we decided to 
question Biafra about his deci¬ 
sion to run for mayor. 

Unlike the traditional polit¬ 
ical candidate, Biafra finds it 
difficult to be the least bit 
evasive. He does, however, 
have an endearing smile and is 
good at kissing babies. 

BG: What finally made you 
decide to run for mayor? 

B: I looked around, and I’m 
just really annoyed with the 
way Feinstein has run the city. 
She’s been so openly repressive 
towards anyone who doesn’t fit 
into her own little mold of the 
model citizen, while at the same 
time just playing into the hands 
of big business. Her major 
opponent seems to be even 
farther to the right than she is. 
So I figured, if nobody else is 
going to stand up and try' to put 
an end to this, I will. 

Feinstein has said openly that 
she intends to “clean up the city” 
of undesirable elements. I don’t 
think it’s just a coincidence that 
right after she took office street 
musicians started getting 
hassled, two leather bars got 
their licenses revoked, the raids 
on the Mabuhay began, the 
Deaf Club raids .... 

The first I ever heard of her 
was when I first moved out 
here, and Proposition 13 had 
just passed. Feinstein owned a 
building where a lot of elderly 
people lived on fixed incomes. 
First she told them that if they 
voted for Proposition 13, she 
wouldn’t raise their rent. Then 
she raises their rent, after Prop¬ 
osition 13 passed, 75 bucks a 
month, for people-, on fixed 
incomes. The letter was signed 
“Your Friendly Management.” 

BG: Have you ever actually 
met Mayor Feinstein? 

B: No, but when I was getting 

my petition and announcing my 
candidacy at a press conference 
outside City Hall, I saw her. She 
emerged out the door and she 
had punk-rock hair, dyed jet 
black, you know, and she 
looked so pale and scrawny. I 
was expecting kind of a beefy 
woman, kind of tough, but oh 
no. She’s this frail woman being 
led to her car by a teenage girl, 
probably her daughter. 

BG: What would you do if 
people said to you, “Look at all 
this stuff that’s happening, 
we’ve got to crack down on 
crime in the Tenderloin.” 

B: I think it’s time to redirect 
priorities. Victimless crimes 
should be at the bottom of the 
list, as in drug use and cultural 
events. Why spend so much 
police time and money haras¬ 
sing people for their own 
culture and nonviolent crimes? 
Why not put a high priority on 
things like organized crime, 
white-collar crime, which 
virtually goes untouched right 

BG: How would you deal 
with the police force? 

B: The biggest problem with 
this country and the way it's 
related to its police is that they 
never even try any person-to- 
person contact. It’s always the 
cop riding around in his fancy 
car with his gun and just mena¬ 
cing rather than trying to insti¬ 
tute some kind of neighborhood 
unity and cooperation. I think 
the way to help solve this would 
be to have the police run for 
election every four years, being 
voted on by the people they 

There are a lot of heavily 
minority neighborhoods in this 
city, and if they want to have 
somebody they feel more 
comfortable with patrolling 
them then they should have a 
right to vote them in. I think it 
will bring police a lot closer to 
the neighborhoods. Obviously, 
to get elected they’ve got to meet 
people, talk to them, find out 
what the people in their neigh¬ 
borhood want and how they 
want it done. 

BG: Well, what about your 
more controversial platforms, 
such as closing off Market Street 
to all traffic and making 
businessmen wear clown suits? 

B: I didn’t say I was going to 
close it off, I was just saying that 
I agree wholeheartedly with 
Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to 
clean up Market Street. I just 
think that hers is a little mis¬ 
guided. I think rather than wipe 
the interesting people off 
Market Street, let’s wipe off the 
boring buildings with cold, 
boring people to man them. 
Therefore, I think, everybody 
that maintains an office on 
Market Street should be 
required to wear a clown suit 
between the hours of nine and 

BG: Another big issue is the 
financing of the educational 
system and what the priorities 
should be. What do you think 
about that? 

B: One good way to start is to 
cut out the athletic programs. 
That’s the one thing you can bet 
your sweet life on— that private 
enterprise will step in to feed 
their jocks. They love to watch 

their gladiator sons go kill each 
other on a football field. They’d 
miss that too much not to step 
in. I don’t think that’s a worth¬ 
while education. How many 
people play football when 
they’re 45 years old? That’s one 
of those grossly misdirected 
priorities in this country, this 
preoccupation with jock 

BG: What happens to the 
Dead Kennedys when you’re 
elected mayor? 

B: Well, you’ll have,to ask 
them that. A lot of people have 
asked me if I’m just using this as 
a big gag to promote the Dead 
Kennedys, but oh no, the Dead 
Kennedys is a big gag to get me 
elected mayor. It should be 
obvious to everyone. 

BG: Well, did you have that 
in mind when you formed the 
Dead Kennedys? 

B: Not at first, no. But 
obviously if you’re going to run 
for political office, you have to 
parade all your achievements. 

BG: What other achieve¬ 
ments aile you parading in front 
of people to make your 
campaign look more credible? 

B: Well, I’m kind of groovy. 

BG: Keeping in mind that the 
Bay Guardian readers are your 
typical white, liberal— 

B: Then obviously, they’ve 
never seen anything like me 
before, so I’m going to force 
them to look. 

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riage, Sun/30 New Faces of Comedy Mon/1, 
Coward in a Cardboard Cup, Tues/2, Gracie 
Glassman and Dana Atherton Weds/3, Nicholas. 
Glover & Wray, Thurs/4; Breakfast in Marin, Fri/5. 
Cabaret Frank Kidder Comedy Roast, Fri/28. 
Pilar du Rem, Sat/29, Victoria Kirby (jazz/pop) 
Sun/30, White, White & Co , Mon/i -Tues/2, Kava 
Kava (vocal |azz). Weds/3; Suzy Perisho and Bob 
Cheney. Thurs/4, Susan Rabin, Liz Rosner & 
Flight, Fn/5, 1390 California. 775-7574 
Chi Chi Theatre Club: Theresa Baomi 
Butts (jazz). Sat , 440 Broadway. 392-6213 
The City: Anita O'Day (jazz), Fri/28-Sun/30. 
Montgomery at Broadway, 391-^260 
Clift Hotel: Lois Cantor (piano), Fri/28- 
Sat/29, Geary & Taylor, 775-4700 
The Coffee Gallery: Nick Gravenites. 
Fri/28-Sat/29 Rick Kellogg. Thurs/4-Fn/5. 1333 
Grant Ave . 397-3751 

Crepe Escape: Simon Dray (vocal), Thurs . 
150 Kearny St , 434-4449 
The Deaf Club: Voice Farm, Alter Boys, 2 
Plus 2, Fri/28; Fast Floyd, Sat/29, Fillmore Struts. 
Jars, Contractions. Sun/30: Deaf Disco Party 
Fri/5. 530 Valencia 

Dewey’s: John Stafford and the Bourbon 
Street Irregulars (Dixieland iazz). Tues.-Sat , 
Hotel St Francis. Geary & Powell, 391-1200 

Earthquake McGoon’s: Turk Murphy's 
Jazz Band. Tues.-Sat 128 Embarcadero. 986- 

Eight Immortals Lounge: Flipside. 

Tues-Sat . Chinatown Holiday Inn, 750 Kearny. 

Fanny’S! Sharon McNight (cabaret), Fri/28- 
Sat/29, Martha Lorm (jazz), Sun/30, Frank D'Orio 
(comedy). Mon/i, Pam Brooks (pop/operetta). 
Weds/3-Thurs/4. Kerrigan Black (jazz). Fri/5. 4230 
18th St .621-5570 

Golden Grommet: Night Tram (jazz). Fri 
Tues . Chelsea (j Azz). Mon , Thurs , 834 Irving St.. 

Great American Music Hall: Zooi 

Sims-AI Cohn All Stars, Fri/28-Sat/29. Eric Ander¬ 
sen, Sun/30. The Persuasions. Mon/1-Tues/2 
Buck White & The Down Home Folks. Weds/3. 
Jose Feliciano. Thurs/4 Anthony Braxton 
Quartet, Fri/5-Sat/6. 859 O'Farrell. 885-0750. 
Gulliver’S Pub: The Ziptones (rock), Fri/ 28 . 
Paul & Margie (folk). The Marin Red Show, Sat/29, 
Powell St Blues Band, Dana Hubbard Blues Plus 
(blues). Sun/30 Lisa & Debbie (blues) Mon/i. 
Williams Seven Ways (soul). Tues/2. Blues Sur¬ 
vivors, Weds/3. Driftwood (country rock). Thurs/4. 
Spirit (soul), Fn/5. 348 Columbus, 982-0833 
Hotel Utah: The X-M's (jazz), Fri/28 Talent 
Showcase (open mike call-backs) Sat/29. Open 
Mike, Tues/2. On the Air (swing), Weds/3. Randy 
Craig Trio (jazz), Thurs/4, Steve Seskin (folk), 
Fn/5, 500 4th St . 421-8308 
Hyatt Regency: Dick Saltzman Quartet, 
John Coppola/Chuck Travis Big Band. Sat/29. 
Atrium Lobby, California at Market. 788-1234 
Keystone Korner: Ron Carter Quartet. 
Fri/28-Sun/30. The Heath Brothers with Stanley 
Cowell, Tues/2-Sun/7, 750 Vallejo. 956-0658 
Last Day Saloon: The Water Bios and 
guests. Fri/28, Hearts on Fire. Sat/29; Steve 
Seskin (folk), Sun/30; talent auditions. Mon/i. 
Dakota Sids Badland Serenade. Tues/2. Pat 
Hardin Band, Weds/3, Mother Lode Express, 
Thurs/4. Ball Taylor Band. Fri/5. 406 Clement St.. 

Mabuhay Gardens: video vaudeville no 
S isters, Modello's. Times Five, Fri/28. SVT 
Rubber City Rebels. Eye Protection, Sat/29 443 
Broadway. 956-3315 

Major Pond’s: Bishop Norman- Williams 
(jazz). Fri/28. Anna Klinger. Sat/29 San Francisco 
Classical Sax Quartet, Weds/3, Omar Hakim 
Khayyam, Thurs/4, Anna Klinger, Fri/5, 2801 
California, 567*5010 

McGowan’s: Bruce Leighton & John 
Gregory. Fri/28-Sat/29, Ron Butler Mon/1-Tues/2; 
Julie Farbohn, Thurs/4, Bruce Demarest. Michael 
Brogan, Fri/5,101 Jefferson, 441-5515 
Mooney’S Irish Pub: Blues Survivors, 
Fri/28-Sat/29; Merlin. Fri/5, 1525 Grant St . 982- 

■ Munchkin’s: Sally Coombs (pop/origi- 
nals). Hugh Fountain & Co. (jazz), Fri/28. Susan 
Burritt & Co. (jazz), stand-up comics, Sat/29; Joe 
Ontiveros (pop/origmals). A Jazz Duo, Sun/30: 
open mike. Mon/1; Sally Coombs. Hugh Fountain 
& Co.. kTues/2. David Lee Williams (classical 
piano). Valerie Arakawa (pop/origmals), Weds/3. 
Joe Ontiveros. Valerie Arakawa. Thurs/4, Sally 
Coombs. Hugh Fountain & Co.. Fn/5, 242 Church 
St .621-4818 

Mustard Seed Coffeehouse: John 

Gruntfesl Group (jazz). Fri/28; Dawan Abdul Quin¬ 
tet (jazz), Fn/5. 432 Mason, 524-9347 

The Network Coffeehouse: open 
mike, Mon/1, Gary Lapow. Fri/5, 1036 Bush St , 

New Wave A Go Go: Muiants. x. 
Sal/29, 1 839 Geary Si . 924-6032 

■ Old Spaghetti Factory ISfbaghetti Jam 



A listing of Bay Area events 
from Friday through Friday. 


(improv comedy revue), Fri -Sat Flash Family 
(comedy). Thurs.. 478 Green, 421-0221 
Old Waldorf: Rubinoos. Fn/28-Sat/29. David 
Werner. Tues/2, Michael Nesmith. Thurs/4, Jesse 
Colin Young. Fri/5-Sat/6, 444 Battery St . 397- 

■ The Other Cafe:Mike Bioomiieia, Fri/28. 
comedians, Sat/29; Ms Clawdy. Sun/30 comedy 
auditions. Mon/i, Jessie Foster's Amber Band 
(jazz), Tues/2, stand-up comedians. Weds/3 Merl 
Saunders & Co . Thurs/4. Mark Naftalin, Sonny 
Rhodes. Ron Thompson. Fri/5, 100 Carl St 681- 

Owl & Monkey Cafe: Lone Star (Texas 
swing), Fri/28; Mattine Habib (folk/ongmal). 
Sat/29. 1 336 9th Ave . 684-9892 
The Palms: Rai Pheno & The Twitchers. Kid 
Courage. Fri/28. The Humans, Sat/29 The 
Mumbles, Sun/30 1 406 Polk St , 673-7771 
Petas’s Jazz Club: Dick Saltzman Trio. 
Fran Foston/Henry Irvin Quartet, Fri Nancy Nyle 
& Coalescence, Sat , Hugh Fountain Quartet, 
Guillermo Cantu and Jazz Trek with Ray Scott. 
Sun Brazil Export. Mon . Fran Foston/Henry 
Irvin Quartet. Tues , Ed Kelly & The Jazz Express. 
Weds . Dick Partee & the North Beach Quartet. 
Thurs . 577 Columbus. 982-4999 
Plowshares Coffeehouse: Kate woit 

with Nina Gerber. Sun/30. Fort Mason Center. 
Bldg 312. Laguna and Marina, 441-8920 
Precita Park Cafe: Capn casual & His 
Dukes of Doubleknit (r and b). Fri/28. Living 
Strings with Tom Solmger (jazz). Sat/29, 
Nighttrain (latin jazz), Weds/3, Cap'n Casual & 
His Dukes of Doubleknit (r and b), Thurq/4. 
Automatic Slim (blues/boogie), Fn/5. 300 Precita 
Ave , 285-6626 

Purple Onion: Terry Dale & Scott Hughes 
(pop), nightly except Thurs . 140 Columbus. 781- 

Reflections: Terrell Prude and High Life 
Tues -Sat. Hyatt on Union Square. 345 Stockton 
St , 398-1234 

Rick’S Road: Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils. 
Fri/28-Sat/29, comedy improvisations. Sun/30, 
tba. Mon/1-Weds/3. Frank Bmer n The Night 
Shift. Thurs/4-Sat/6. 736 Irving St , 665-6551 
Savoy Tivoli: East Bay Mud, Fn/28-Sat/29 
The Optet. Larry Kassin & Tom Darter. Thurs/4 
Mirasol, Fri/5-Sat/6, 1434 Grant St . 362-7023. 
Terrace Room: Abe Battat Trio (easy 
listening), nightly, St Francis Hotel. Powell at 
Geary. 397-7000 

■ Union Depot: On The Air, Fri/28; Gil 
Christner & Bob Sarlatte (comedy), Tues/2; T.G 
Russell (r&b). Weds/3; Sam Rudin's Piano Mad¬ 
ness. Thurs/4; Dana Hubbard's Blues Plus. Fri/5; 
S.F State Student Union, 1650 Holloway Ave., 

Venetian Room: Eiia Fitzgerald, Thurs/ 27 - 
Weds/10, Fairmont Hotel, Mason and California 

Washington Square Bar & Grill: 

John Horton Cooper (jazz piano), Fri Sat . Mike 
Lipskm (iazz piano), Sun Burt Bales (jazz piano). 
Mon. Tues. Norma Teagarden (jazz piano). 
Weds, Dick Fregulia & Dorothy Moscowitz. 
Thurs , 1 707 Powell St . 982-8123 
Whaley’s : Mike Koskmen Quintet (jazz). 
Fri/28-Sat/29. Pier 50, 295 China Basin Way 


Ace McMurphy’s: Theresa Baomi Butts. 
Tues -Weds , 1103 Embarcadero. Oakl, 


Ashkenaz: Arkansas Sheiks (live square 
dancing). Fri/28. On The Air (dance swing). 
Sat/29.1317 San Pablo Ave Berk., 525-5054 
Alpen Glow: The Sons. Lucas Michaels, Fn/ 
28, Yesterday & Today, J. Borg Band, Sat/29. 
Back In The Saddle, Thurs/4, Dan Hicks & His 
Acoustic Warriors. Michael Bloomfield, Fri/5, 
18564 Mission Blvd., Hayward. 276-2310 

Barclay’s Jack’s: s.F. Limited, Thurs.-Sat.; 
Daybreak L.T.D.. Sun-Mon ; Solstice. Tues- 
Wed., 1211 Embarcadero. Oakl. 261-2387. 

Come Back Inn: Evergreene. Fri/ 28 ; Frank 
Biner & The Nightshift. Sat/29; The Gnus, Fri/5. 
2516 Durant, Berk . 548-2452 
Freight & Salvage: Barry Olivier & 
Howard, Fri/28; Shubb Wilson Trio (jazz/blue- 
grass). Sat/29; best of the hoots, Tues/2; Carolina 
Special. Weds/3; Tom Hunter. Thurs/4, 1827 San 
Pablo Ave , Berk , 548-1761 
Frenchy’s: Beverly & The Fine Line. Fri/28- 
Sat/29; Pete & Sheila Escovedo, Mon/1-Tues/2; 
Trans Bay Central, Weds/3-Sat/6, 29097 Mission 
Blvd., Hayward. 582-7440. 

International Cafe: violation. Roadstar 
Savage, Fn/28; Jars. Leapers, Suspects. Sat/29; 
auditions. Mon/1. Stormy Weather, Tues/2; Pan, 
Golden Dragon, Suspect's, Weds/3, Glass, 
Nlaspen Knighits. Thurs/4, Teaser, Leapers, Fri/ 

5. 2516 Telegraph Ave .Berk ,841-9070 
Keystone Berkeley: Roy loney & The 
Phantom Movers, Lloyds, Fri/28, Chubby 
Checker, Sat/29; Foxx, Sun/30; auditions. Mon/1; 
Mark Naftalin's R&B Revue, Thurs/4, Yesterday 
& Today, Fri/5. 2119 University. Berk . 841-9903 
La Pena: Corpo Santo, Sat/29. An Evening 
With Woody Guthrie with Lenny Anderson, Bruce 
Green, Art Peterson & Ed Robbins, Sun/30, 3105 
Shattuck Ave , Berk . 849-2568 

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Music. .. A 1 4 


Calendar of Events.A16 

Record Reviews..A18 

Dance. A20 

Mind & Matter.A20 

Radio. A20 

Offbeat Movies . . .. A21 

Movie Houses. A21 

Theater Reviews.A22 

Movie Reviews.A24 


Opera Reviews.A27 

Art Reviews.. . A32 

Larry Blake’s: The Rathskeller Band (i & b). 
Fri/28; Rescue (rock), Sat/29. The Liz Lewis Band 
(jazz), Sun/30; Steve Evans. Bonnie Hayes & 
Kevin Hayes (iazz). Mon/1, Andrei Kitaev (jazz 
piano). Tues/2; Bel Air (jazz), Weds/3, The Rath¬ 
skeller Band (r & b). Thurs/4 Mississippi Johnny 
Waters and The Blues Survivors (r & b). Fri/5, 
2367 Telegraph Ave., Berk.. 848-0886 
La Val’s Subterranean: Charlie Nimo- 
vitz, Fri/28. Philip Rosheger & Stephen Bell. 
Sat/29. The Half Fast Band. Fri/5. 1834 Euclid. 
Berk . 843-5360 

The Point: Laurie Lewis, Dick Oxtot's Golden 
Age Jazz Band. Fri/28-Sat/29. Fri/5-Sat/6. 32 
Washington Ave., Point Richmond, 233-4295 

Rio Theatre & Dance Co.: Luther 
Tucker. Fri/28. Dancer, St Regis. Timothy 
Barron, Electric Lime. Sat/29, tba. Fri/5, 140 
Parker Ave.. 799-0074 

The Townhouse: Texas Chainsaw, Fri/ 28 ; 
The Toons, Sat/29; Texas Chainsaw with Suzi 
McKee. Sun/30. 5862 Doyle St. Emeryville, 


Barney Steel’s: Poker Face. Fri/28. Back In 
The Saddle. Sat/29; Night Bird, Tues/2. Hearts on 
Fire, Weds/3, Mark Ford Band, Thurs/4; Omega, 
Fri/5, 590 Veterans, Redwood City, 365-81 45 
Bianchini’s: John Coppola/Chuck Travis Big 
Band, Mon.; live music nightly, 35 Skyline Plaza, 
Daly City. 994-2540 

Bodega: John Kay. Fri/28; Mark Ford Band. 
Sat/29, Boots, Sun/30, Elvin Bishop's Oakie 
Stompers, Mon/1; Houserockers, Tues/2, Daddy- 
0, Weds/3. tba. Thurs/4; David La Flamme, Fri/5. 
30 S. Central Ave . (408) 374-4000 
The Castaway: Pat Gatti (singer/guitarist). 
Weds.-Sat , Harry Gibson (cocktail piano). Weds - 
Sun., Coyote Point, San Mateo, 347-1027 
The Cellar: Pat Dailey, Fri/28-Sat/29; Michael 
Silvershear, Sun/30. Gary Soales, Mon/1; Steve 
Seskin & Friends, Tues/2; Nicholas, Glover & 
Wray. Weds/3; Daddy-O, Thurs/4 Pat Dailey, 
Fri/5, 4926 El Camino Real, Los Altos. 964-0220 
■ The Country Store: Streamliner, Fri /28 
-Sat/29. Laugh Your Ass Off (comedy), Mon/1- 
Tues/2; Hoi Cider, Weds/3, Poker Face. Thurs/4; 
Cornell Hurd Band, Fri/5. 157 W El Camino. 
Sunnyvale. (408) 736-0921. 

Fargo’s Pizza: Atlantis. Fri/28-Sat/29; Star- 
fire, Sun/30; Friends, Mon/i-Tues/2; Joe Sharino. 
Weds/3. Ivory Tower, Thurs/4-Sat/6, Old Mill 
Center. 2540 California St., Mountain View. 941- 

The Garret: Passage, Fri/28; Julie Farbolm. 
Sat/29, auditions, Mon/1 ;„Mitch Ballard, Tues/2; 
Joel Abramson. Weds/3, Joe Ferrara, Thurs/4; 
Passage, Fri/5, The Pruneyard, Campbell. (408) 

The Hall: Nyle. Fri/28-Sat/29; tba. Tues/2; 
Omega, Weds/3; The Innocents, Thurs/4, Jump 
Street, Fri/5, 1425 Burlingame Ave . Burlingame. 

Iron Works: BallTaylbr Band. Fri/28, Dr, Zar- 
con Band. Sat/29, Allan & Marsha, Sun/30; Star- 
fire, Mon/1, New Pyramid Jazz, Tues/2. Poker 
Face, Weds/3, The Toons, Thurs/4; Mark Ford 
Band, Fri/5, 3877 El Camino Real. Palo Alto. 

Keystone Palo Alto: Chubby Checker. 
Fri/28; Snail, Sat/29; Jump Street plus Skycreek, 
Sun/30; John Hammond plus Kate Wolf. Thurs/4; 
David Grisman. Alex DeGrassi, Fri/5. 260 Cali¬ 
fornia, Palo Alto. 324-1402 
Kuumbwa Jazz Center: idris Ackamoor. 
Sat/29, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, (408) 

Miramar Beach Inn: Rick Kellogg with 
Grayson Street. Fri/28-Sat/29; Kevin Jarvis En¬ 
semble, Sun/30; tba, Mon/i. Tom Landry Band, 
Tues/2-Weds/3, tba. Thurs/4; Boarding House 
Reach, Fri/5, Coast Highway, Half Moon Bay, 

Odyssey Room: Rejoice Tues.-Sat., 
Fri/28-Sat/6, 799 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 
(408) 245-4448 

PJ’s: Body Heat. Thurs/27-Sat/29. 261 Cali¬ 
fornia, Burtin0amB.3J4rS?'*S,- , , ,- , , ,- , , >' 

Smokey Mountain: Glide. Fri/ 28 ; Poker 
Face. Sat/29; Wild Blue Yonder, Sun/30, Rags, 
Mon/i, Hot Cider. Tues/2; Cornell Hurd Band, 
Weds/3, Boarding House Reach, Thurs/4. Daddy- 
O. Fri/5. 33 S Central Ave , Campbell, (408) 

Wooden Nickel: Skycreek. Fri/28. Avalon. 
Sat/29; Tye, Sun/30, tba. Mon/ 1 , Poker Face. 
Tues/2. Avalon. Weds/3, Glide. Thurs/4. Mirage. 
Fri/5. 2505 The Alameda. Santa Clara. (408) 


Davood’s: Julie Feves & Mel Graves 
(bassoon & bass), Fri/28-Sat/29. William Feasley 
(classical guitar), Sun/30; Tony Angelo (classical 
piano), Tues/2; Richard Blankenship (solo guitar), 
WdtJs/3, Dick Conte (solo piano), Thurs/4; Dick 
Conte Trio (jazz), Fri/5, 22 Miller Ave . Mill Valley. 

Inn of the Beginning: Easy Money with 
Sarah Baker, Fri/28. Vicki Randle Band, Sat/29; 
Bishop Norman Williams and The One Mind Ex¬ 
perience. Sun/30; Banana and the Bunch. 
Weds/3. Downtown Cotati. (707) 795-9955 
Laguna: Steve Seskin & Friends. Great Ameri¬ 
can Music Hall Regulars. Fri/28. Tony D'Anna & 
Trio (jazz), Sat/29. "An Evening with Woody, 
Sun/30. 234 S Mam St.. Sebastopol. (707) 

Marshall Tavern: Dakota Fn/ 28 . Rogers & 
Burgm. Sat/29. Highway One. Mann, 663-8141 
Rancho Nicasio: The Moonlighters, Fri/28, 
The Sons (r & b), Sat/29; The Chris Hawk Band. 
Sun/30. John Hammond. Tues/2. The Persua- 
sikons. Weds/3; Rob Robinson, Madame George, 
Thurs/4; Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils. Fri/5, Hidden 
Valley. Nicasio. 662-2012. 

Rosebud’s: Kava Kava Jazz Band, Fri/28. J 
C. Burris. Doug Strobel (country blues/folk). 
Sat/29; open mike, Thurs/4. John Hammond, 
Willie Albright (blues). Fri/5. 433 First St , Benicia, 
(707) 745-9988 

Sleeping Lady Cafe: Macaw. Fri/ 28 ; Fat 
Chance, Sat/29. Nicholas, Glover & Wray. 
Sun/30. Mark Naftalin's Blue Monday Party, Mon/ 
1. John Allair and Steve Mitchell, Tues/2. The 
Legends. Weds/3 The Ghosts. Thurs/4. Mark 
Adler & The Locals, Fn/5, 58 Boimas. Fairfax, 

Susie’s Restaurant: Steve Gutman, can 
Sokol, Fri/28; Joe Nickerson, Sat/29. 8240 Old 
Redwood Hwy . Cotati. (707) 795-4575 
Sweetwater: Jules Broussard. Fri/28- 
Sun/30. 153 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, 388-2820 
Uncle Charlie’s: Fat Chance. Fri /28 The 
Bandaloons. Sat/29. Jules Broussard. Thurs/4. 
5625 Paradise Dr. Corte Madera. 925-9927 
■ indicates comedy acts 
"tba" stands tor "to be announced" 

— Kerrigan Black 



Todd Rundgren: appearing With a special 
guest, Fri/28. 8 pm. Oakland Auditorium, 1 Qth & 
Fallon Sts . Oakl , $8 50 advance, $9 50 day of 
show. 273-2186 or TELETIX 
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: 
upbeat rhythm and blues, Fri/28. 8 pm, Memorial 
Auditorium. Stanford University, $7 50 advance, 
$8 50 day of show, 497-4331. 

Umoja: reggae music in a live videotaping. 
Fri/28, 8 pm. O P Folsom Studio, 1681 Folsom. 
SF. $3. reservations advised, 346-2384 
★ North Peak Band: in a free outdoor 
concert. Fri/28, noon, Union Square, Powell & 
Geary, SF, 558-4268 

The Babys/Nick Glider: nevy wave 
Fri/28. 8 pm, San Jose Civic Auditorium. San 
Jose. $6.50-$8 50. TELETIX 
Sylvester: the Bay Area's own disco star, 
appearing with The Two Tons of Fun, Sat/29. 8 
pm. Concord Pavilion. 2000 Kirker Pass Road. 
Concord, $8 50 reserved. $6 50 lawn seating 
798-3311 or TELETIX. 

Session: reggae music presented by 
Olutunmi in a live videotaping, Sat/29. 9 pm. O P 
Folsom Studio. 1681 Folsom St . SF, $3. reser¬ 
vations advised. 346-2384 

Talking Heads/Pearl Harbor & The 

Explosions: new wave. Fox Warfield Theatre 
982 Market St . SF, $8 50, 928-7278 



Helen O’Connell/Wait Tolleson’s 

Orchestra: in a benefit concert for the Oakland 
Museum, Sat/29, 9 pm. Capwell's. 20th & 
Broadway. Oakl , '$25 (advance sale only), 893- 

Idris Ackamoor: music on a journey 
through lands and lives,' Sat/29. 2 pm. Fort 
Mason Center. Laguna & Marina. Marina Music 
Hall. SF , $2 50. 441-5705 

Rova Saxophone Quartet: non 

harmonic, non-rhytmic textural sounds. Sat/29. 
8 30 pm. Fort Mason Center, Marina Music Hall 
Marina & Laguna, SF. $3 or PAS voucher. 548- 

Stanley Turrentine: smooth tenor saxo¬ 
phone stylings. Sun/30, 8 pm, Paramount 
Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakl, $6 50-$8 50. 465- 

Hawley Adams-Currens: original new 
music and progressive jazz, Sun/30. 3 pm. 
Women's Building, 3543 18th St . SF, $3. 

Billy Bang Trio: back from a successful 
European tour, Weds/3, 8:30 pm. New College of 
California. -777 Valencia, SF. $3.50, 626-1694 


Roy Brown & Aires Bucaneros: in 

concert for a free Chile and reconstruction of 
Nicaragua, Fri/28. 7:30 pm. Glide Church. 330 
Ellis. SF . $5 in advance, $6 at door, 433-6698 or 

Gary Lapow and Tom Hunter: two 

noted Bay Area singer/songwriters, Sat/29. 8 pm, 
Intoto. University Lutheran Church, 1611 
Stanford Ave , PalaAlto, $3, 327-0725 
Kate Wolf: with Nina Gerber on mandolin, 
Sun/30, 9 30 pm, Plowshares Coffeehouse. Fort 
Mason Center, Laguna & Marina, Bldg 312, SF. 
$2 50 or PAS voucher. 441-8910 


★ San Rafael Concert Band: the third 

Old Fashioned Band Concert. Sun/30. i pm. 
Falkirk Community Cultural Center, 1408 Mission 
Ave , San Rafael, free, 456-1112, x266 

San Francisco Symphony: the 

Symphony continues its Mostly Mozart series, 
Fri/28-Sat/29. 8 pm, Herbst Theatre, SF Weds/3. 
8 pm, Zellerbach Hall. U C Berkeley, Thurs/4, 8 
pm. Marin Center, San Rafael; Fri/5. 8 pm, Herbst 
Theatre. SF. $6 50 al all locations, 431-5400 


Carolyn Caton: soprano. With pianist/ 
conductor Monroe Kanouse and ensemble, 
perform arias of Bach and pieces by Haydn and 
Hovhaness. plus the world premiere of Wiiham 
Hammers "Five Segments from Comus," Fri/28 
8 30 pm, Old First Church. Van Ness & Sacra¬ 
mento. SF. $3. 776-1535 

Musick’s Recreation: trio sonatas by 
Vivaldi. Leclair and Quantz. lute suites by Weiss, 
and a flute duet by Telemann. Fri/28, 8 pm. Trinity 
Chapel. 2320 Dana, Berk.. $3 50 general, $2.50 
students and seniors, 285-2215, Sun/30. 2 30 pm, 
Annenberg Auditorium. Stanford University. $3 
general. $1 students and seniors, 497-4317, 
Sun/30. 8 pm. Church of the Advent. 261 Fell. SF. 
$3 50 general. $2 50 seniors and students. 285- 

The Kirilan String Quartet: in a iree 

outdoor concert. Thurs/4, noon, Band Concourse. 
Golden Gate Park. SF, 552-4387 


San Francisco Opera: Eiektra opens 
with Danica Mastilovic and Christa Ludwig. 
Berislav Klobucar conducting, Fri/28. 8 pm and 
Tues/2. 8 pm; "La Gioconda with Luciano Pava¬ 
rotti and Renata Scotto. Bruno Bartoletti conduc¬ 
ting gives its final performance Sat/29. 8 pm. 
"Don Carlo" with Giacomo Aragall. Anna 
Tomowa-Sintow and Silvio Varviso conducting 
plays Sun/30. 2 pm. and Fri/5. 8 pm. "II Prigi- 
onero. La Voix Humaine, and "Gianni 
Schicchi play Weds/3, 7 30 pm, War Memorial 
Opera House. Van Ness & McAllister, SF. $4-$27. 

Marin Opera Company: presents 
Mozart's "Don Giovanni," Fn/28-Sat/29. 8 pm, 
Fri/5. 8 Dm, Marin Civic Center. Showcase 
Theatre. San Rafael. $6 50 general, $5 students & 
seniors. 472-3500 

The Lamplighters: presenting Johann 
Strauss's "Die Fledermaus." Sat/29, 8:30 pm, 
continuing Fridays* and Saturdays through 
November 3, Presentation Theatre. Turk near 
Masonic, SF. $7.75 and $6.00 general. $4 50 and 
$3 00 students and seniors, 752-7755 


Martin Frick and Carolyn Witt: 0 re- 
sentmg a faculty song recital of pieces by Purcell. 
Schubert. Delius and Ned Rorem, Fri/28. 8 pm. 
College of Marin. Recital Hall. Kentfieid. $i 50 
general. $1 students. 485-9385 
A Quartet: consisting of flute, violin, viola and 
cello playing works of Haydn. Mozart, Saint- 
Saens. Neilsen and VUla-Lobos. Fri/28, 8:30 pm. 
Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Off 
Highway One. Half Moon Bay. $4 50. 726-4143 

★ John Partridges Bay Area composer 
will give a concert of original compositions. 
Sat/29, 8 pm. Trinity Methodist Church, Dana and 
Durant, Berk , free 

Piano Marathon: featuring fifteen Bay 
Area pianists and dedicated to the memory of 
George Wielen, with two world premieres. Sun/30 
2 pm. Old First Church. Van Ness & Sacramento 
SF, $3, 776-1535. 

★ Kenneth Rowland: tenor, will present 
an afternoon of British song. Sun/30, 3 pm, Domi¬ 
nican College, Angelico Hall. San Rafael, free 

★ Scott Foglesong and Matthaw Irving: 

playing piano and cello, respectively, will present 
works by Poulenc, Ornstein and Lukas Foss. 
Tues/2. 8 pm. SF Conservatory of Music. 1201 
Ortega, SF. free, 564-8086. 

★ John Hughes: the organist al the Uni¬ 

versity of Arkansas presents a recital of works by 
Ginastera. Buxtehude. Couperin. Bach, Hughes 
and .others. Weds/3, 8 pm. Memorial Church. 
Stan^d^w^s^y^e|,^7j4Ji fc l ♦ 

Elwood Thornton: acclaimed bass/ 
baritone in solo recital, Fri/5, 8:30 pm, Old First 
Church, Van Ness & Sacramento. SF. $3. 776- 


San Francisco Brown Bag Opera: 

performs in a commemoration of Ghirardelli 
Square's fifteenth anniversary. Sat/29, 1 30 pm, 
Ghirardelli Square. 900 North Point. SF, free. 775- 

Farewell to Tut: a concert of music and 
dance of Egypt and the Middle East. Sat/29. 8 pm, 
Fort Mason Center, Building 312, Rm 3H. Laguna 
& Marina, SF, $3 50 or PAS, 771-3144 

Sound in a Different Light: continues 
a series of new music and performance by Bay 
Area composers and artists, through November 
19th, The Cliff House, SF. 50® general, $2 for 
selected performances. 752-9422 
Concert & Dance: at the Fairfax Pavilion 
featuring Georgia Kelly playing music for harp. 
Light Rain, "a light rock gypsy band, ' and the 
Dream Dancer Troupe, Fri/5, 8 pm. Fairfax 
Pavilion. Fairfax. $5. 332-9100 


Jazzmo: Jazz month ends with the Hyatt 
Regency Jazz Festival, featuring Pony Poin¬ 
dexter, Coppolo Big Band, and regulars. Dick 
Saltzman and his Quartet, Sat/29. 1 pm. Hyatt 
Regency Atrium Lobby, Market at California, 
free, 788-1234. Jazzmo Day at the Civic Center, 
various groups, Sun/30, noon, Civic Center, SF. 
free, 474-5601. Idris Ackamoor. Sun/30, 2 pm, 
Fort Mason Center, Marina & Laguna. SF. $2. 
474-5601. Women's Jazz Concert, with Hawley 
Adams-Currens. Kheva n Lennon Onaje and 
others, Sun/30. 3 pm. Women's Building, 3543 
18th St.. SF. 474-5602 



“Josephine: The Mouse Singer”: 

The West Coast premiere of Michael McClure's 
1978 OBIE award-winning play about the relation¬ 
ship between art and society Directed by John 
Lion In preview this week Wed/3 through Sat/6 at 
8:30 pm $4 50 Opens Fn/ 1 2 and plays Thurs -Sun 
at 8 30 pm through Nov 18 The Magic Theatre. 
Bldg 314, Fort Mason. Laguna and Marina Blvds 
$6, $4 50 students, seniors 441-8001 


“Bite of the Rose”: a new play by the 
Blake Street Hawkeyes. a story of "subterfuge and 
sex. gardens and barrooms and simple foul play: 
one man's journey into possession and two peo¬ 
ple's hunger for power " Opens_Fri/28, and plays 
Fri and Sat through Oct. 27 8 30 pm 2019 Blake. 
Berk $3 50 849-3013 

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: Tennessee 
Williams's play about sexual power and the strug¬ 
gle for control of a family's empire set in the South 
in the mid-Fifties The company. Quantum Leap, is 
using the revised version produced by Williams in 
1974 that deals with the homosexual theme more 
candidly than the original Opens Fn/28 and plays 
Fri -Sun at 8 p - through Oct 28 Sat/6's show is a 
benefit for the Harvey Milk Fund with music and 
dancing after the show. $10. The Unicorn Theater. 
220 Golden Gate $5 50. 221-3333 ext 426 
“Pygmalion”: G B Shaw's Classic version of 
the Cinderella story presented by the Actors 
Ensemble of Berkeley, the city's oldest active stage 
company Opens Fri/5 and plays Fri. and Sat 
through Oct. 27 plus Thurs/25 8 pm Live Oak 
Theatre, Shattuck and Berryman, Berk $3.50 526- 

Bayview-Hunter's Point Indian 

Summer Festival: a kick-off for the Bayview 
Opera House's fall workshop and performance 
schedule with singers, dancers, jazz and soul 
bands, Sat/29, noon-6 pm. Bayview Opera House. 
4705 3rd St.. SF. free. 824-0386 

Week of Hispanic Heritage: this 

second annual event features music, dance, 
theatre, literature readings and more celebrating 
Hispanic culture, Weds/3-Sun/4. classical music 
from Spam by pianist Miguel Farre. Weds/3. 8 
pm. The Century Club, SF, free; lecture on Latin 
American literature by Prof. Fernando Alegria, 
Thurs/4. 8 pm. SF Main Library, Civic Center, SF. 
free. Coro Pro Musica presenting a vespers in 
honor of St Francis of Assisi. Thurs/4. 8 30 pm. 
Stanford Memorial Chapel. Stanford University, 
free. 641-1400 or 526-6383 for all events. 


Various music organizations will be holding audi¬ 
tions for new members in the coming weeks 
Interested musicians should contact the groups 
directly for more information The San Jose Youth 
Symphony will audition string instruments Sat/29 
at 9 am, other instruments Mon/1, 7 pm. San Jose 
City College, Music Dept Room F-15. Moorpark 
Ave San Jose. (408) 287-7383; The West Wind 
Ensemble will hold auditions for all positions until 
Sat/6, 558-4277; The San Francisco Chamber 
Music Society is sponsoring a Young Artists 
Award Competition for instrumental ensembles of 
three or more players, applications due by 
December 15. 931-5778. Famed Uruguayan 
composer and guitarist Abel Carlevaro will hold a 
guitarist's workshop. Thurs/4 and Fri/5, 7-10 pm. 
SF Conservatory of Music. 1201 Ortega. SF. 564- 
8086 for an audition appointment 

— Kerrigan Black 

“Oklahoma”: Rodgers and Ham’mersteins 
classic musical melodrama famous for the song. 
"Surrey with the Fringe on Top " Opens Fri/5 and 
plays Fri and Sat through Nov 10(8 pm). Thurs/18 
and Nov. 1 and 8 (8 pm), Sun/21 and 28 (2 pm); and 
Sun/14. 28 and Nov. 4 (7 pm). Concord Community 
Arts at the Willows Theatre, 1975 Diamond Blvd . 
Concord $5. $4 under 17 and over 55 

“The Rules of the Game”: Luigi Piran- 
delta's rarely-produced play about three people in a 
world in transition presented by Moonrise Produc¬ 
tions Opens Fn/5 and plays Thurs-Sun at 8 pm 
through Oct 28 Fort Mason's Marina Theatre, La¬ 
guna and Marina Blvds $3.50. A reception with the 
cast follows each performance. 626-6945 
“South Pacific”: Rodgers and Hammer- 
stein's classic musical presented by the Cabaret 
Theatre Opens Fri/5 and plays Fri and Sat at 8 30 
pm through Nov 10 The Adelphian Club. Central 
and Walnut, Alameda $3 50. 521-9554 

‘The Zoo Story” and “The Collection”: 

two one-acts by Edward Albee and Harold Pinter 
presented by Patterson and Co with all-black 
casts Opens Fri/5 and plays Thurs -Sat at 8 30 
pm and Sun ^t 5:30 pm through Oct 28 Oakland 
Ensemble Theatre, 660 13th St., Oakl. $3 50 on 
Thurs., $4 on Sun , $5 Fri and Sat 832-8030 ^ 


“Much Ado About Nothing": shake 

speare's romantic comedy with sharp tongued 
lovers Beatrice and Benedick, presented by the 
Proteus Players Fn and Sal through Oct 6 8 
pm at Epic West. 2640 College (near Ashby). 
Berk $4 $3 students, seniors. 549-1844 

The Moving Men Theater Co.: You 

Should've Been There," a play about the search 
for work you can love that will earn a living These 
performances are the first in a state-wide tour of 
this show which won a Critic's Circle Award last 
year Fri and Sat through Oct 6 plus a benefit 
show for the Unitarian Church on Sun/30 8:30 
pm Unitarian Fellowship Hall. 1924 Cedar (at Bo¬ 
nita). Berk $3 50 Free childcare on Sun/30 and 

“A ChorilS Line”: choreographer/director 
Michael Bennett conceived the situation for this 
musical as a device to show "what it's really like" 
to be a dancer. By the National Shakespeare Fes¬ 
tival's Touring Company Tues-Sun through Oct. 
7 Tues.-Fri. at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm and Sun 
at 2 and 7 pm The Center for Performing Arts. 

255 Almaden Blvd . San Jose $10, $12.50 $15 
(408) 246-1160 

“Peter Pan: A New Wave Fairy- 

tale”: SF's all-woman comedy troupe Les Nick- 
lettes presents a new version of J M Barne s 
classic—Peter is the top teen idol of the rock 
palace Never Never Land, fighting to retain his 
top billing over'the up-and-coming punk star V D 
the Pirate Queen Fri -Sun through Oct 7 8 pm 
at Studio Eremos, 401 Alabama (at 17th St ) 
$3 50 621-0448 

“Dancin’ Bob Fosses's new musical 
entertainment Daily through Oct 13 Mon -Sat 
at 8 30 pm, Sun at 7 pm, and Wed and Sat at 
2 30 pm The San Francisco Civic Light Opera at 
the Orpheum Theatre. 1192 Market $8 50- 
$20 50 552-4002 

“Kennedy’s Children: a newly-revised ver¬ 
sion of Robert Patrick's play—a series ol mono¬ 
logues by six characters whose dreams and reali¬ 
ties were both shaped and betrayed by the Sixties 
The second production of Theatre Rhinoceros's 
Robert Patrick Festival Thurs.-Sat. through Oct 
13. 8.30 pm at the Goodman Building, 1115 Geary 
(at Van Ness) $4.50. $3 50 on Thurs. 626-1921. 
“Lovers and Loners”: four one-act plays 
written by California Cooper and directed by Sati 
Jamal: "Strangers," "Unintended." "Everytime It 
Rains" and "Loners." Thurs.-Sat at 8 pm with a 3 
pm Sat. matinee through Oct. 13. Intersection 
Theatre, 756 Union $5 50. $4 under 12 444-6556 
★ “Playwrights' Focus”: a series ot new 
plays given rehearsed readings by the SF Actors 
Ensemble Thurs/27 "Play With Children," John 
Ryskamp's play about two children waiting for their 
parents to finish a wedding rehearsal. Fri/28 "One 
of Our Family," a one-act by Mitchell Eil in which a 
Jewish man from NY imports the troubles of his up¬ 
bringing to SF Sat/28. "The Head of the House," 
also by John Ryskamp The middle-aged woman 
returns to her half-brother's house to see her father 
die 8 pm A discussion follows 2940 16th St $1 
Call the theater for other dates and titles: 861-9015 

“A Delicate Balance”: Edward Aibees 

Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the fracturing of a 
neurotic Connecticut family With actors Michael 
Liebert. Mary Rose McMaster and Barbara Oliver; 
directed by Don West Tues-Sun. through Oct 21 
Tues -Sat. at 8 pm and Sun at 2 and 7 pm Berkeley 
Repertory Theatre, 2980 College Ave . Berk $4-$9 

“Breakfast in Marin”: a musical comedy 
that chronicles the adventures of a young woman 
from Ohio in Mann County Extended: weekends 
through Nov 17 at 8 pm Fri and 7:30 pm Sat, call 
for exact dates Plus a Halloween Show at 10 pm 
on Oct. 31. Chez Jacques. 1390 California (at 
Hyde). $3 50 775-7574 

“Ain’t Misbehavin’ ”: a stompm struttm. 
high-hattm tribute to Fats Waller, with more than 
30 songs composed, collaborated on. or simply 
recorded by the great jazzman Tues through 
Thurs at 8 pm, Fri. and Sat at 8 30 pm. Wed and 
Sat. at 2 30 pm and Sun. at 3 pm Extended through 
Nov 24 The Curran Theatre 445 Geary. $ 10-$19. 

“Grand Illusion”: Donald McClean presents 
a revue of music, magic and humor, featuring illu¬ 
sionist Marshall Magoon, with grand illusions 
constructed by John Gaughan. who built all the illu¬ 
sions for Doug Henning's TV specials and stage 
shows Wed and Thurs at 8 pm. Fri and Sat at 8 
and 10 pm, and Sun. at 3 and 7 pm Hippodrome 
Theater, 412 Broadway $6-$8, $2 off for children 
and seniors. 982-2343, 

“The Passion of Dracula”: an aii-new 

version of the classic vampire tale directed by Bob 
Hall Tues -Fn at 8 pm. Sat at 7 and 10 30 pm. and 
Sun at 3 and 7:30 pm in an open-ended engage¬ 
ment. On Broadway Theatre, 435 Broadway $8- 
$12 398-0800. 

“Asparagus Valley Cultural 

Society": a musical comedy revue blending 
magic, music, stand-up comedy, pantomime and 
side-show Tues -Thurs. at 8:30 pm. Fri and Sat at 
7 and 10 pm, and Sun. at 3 and 7:30 pm $6.50- 
$8.50 An open-ended engagement Phoenix 
Theatre, 430 Broadway 397-3700 

“Beach Blanket Babylon Goes to 

the Stars”: Steve Silver presents the latest 
incarnation of the long-running musical "Beach 
Blanket Babylon Goes Bananas" with a Snow 
White-in-Tinseltown theme Wed.-Thurs at 8 pm 
Fri. and Sat at 8 and 10:30 pm, and Sun. at 3 and 

7:30 pm Club Fugazt, 678 Green $8-$8 50 421- 

“The Taming of the Shrew”: wild West 

Ltd re-interprets the Shakespearean classic and 
sets it at the American frontier Directed by James 
Dunn Tues -Sat at 8 pm and Sun at 2 and 7 pm in 
an open-ended engagement Cannery Theatre. 
2801 Leavenworth $8. $9. $5 for Sun matinee 


“Life’s Tragic Reflections”: a show- 

case production by the SF Buriel Clay Black Arts 
and Writers Workshop of three original plays "Epi¬ 
sodes of an Ancient Script" by John Hatch, "Blood¬ 
line to Oblivia" by John Williams, and "The Hour¬ 
glass' by Robert Alexander Thurs.-Sat through 
Sept 29. 8 pm Western Addition Cultural Center, 
762 Fulton $2 50 921-7976. 

“Curse of the Starving Class”: Sam 

Shepard's wrenching journey through the Ameri¬ 
can dream with a "peculiarly American" rural 
family Thurs.-Sun. through Sept 30 8 pm 
Berkeley Stage Company. 111 Addison (ofl San 
Pablo), Berk $6, $5 Thurs. and Sun . $1 off for stu¬ 
dents, seniors and unemployed 548-4728 
“Arms and the Man”: Shaws classic 
satire on war and the professional fighting man 
Thurs.-Sun through Sept 30 8 pm Directed by 
Michelle Truffaut al the SF Repertory Company. 
4147 19th St (at Collmgwood) $5. $4 Thurs and 
Sun 863-4859 

“Doppo, Clown of Yesteryear”: world 

renowned mime Leonard Pitt's solo performance 
piece about an old French circus clown lost in his 
memories Fri-Sun through Sept 30 at 8:30 pm 
Fort Mason s Marina Theatre. Bldg 310, Laguna 
and Marina Blvds $3 50 848-5396 

“The America Busted Family 

Hour”: a satirical revue that takes a biting look 
at political and social situations in San Francisco 
Much of the material pertains to the gay scene, but 
it's "for and about everyone " Fri and Sat through 
Sept 30. 7:30 pm Presented by KatosRota at the 
Top Floor Gallery. 330 Grove (behind the Opera 
House) $3.50. $3 students, retired 861-8362 


* “Eve Wilder’s Showcase ‘79”: up 

and coming actors, singers and comedians appear 
in this showcase presented by Center Stage 
Theatre West Sat/29 and every last Sat at 6 pm at 
Chez Jacques, 1390 California (at Hyde) Free 864- 

“La Poblacion/Shantytowns”: a 

dramatic piece with music, poetry and slides 
exposing the mass-produced misery and oppres¬ 
sion of Latin America s urban fringes. Fri/28 at 8 
pm at La Pena Cultural Center. 3105 Shattuck. 
Berk $3 849-2568 

“Squash”: this weekend marks the last two 
performances of the San Francisco Mime Troupe's 
latest hardhitting musical comedy about the gas 
shortage, community gardens and the abuse of 
power This week s show will be signed to accomo¬ 
date the hearing impaired and deaf. Sat/29 and 
Sun/30 at Mission Dolores Park. 2 pm Free 285- 

“The Rocky Hieroglyphic Show”: a 

one-act featuring the meeting of King Tut and 
energy mogul David Rockefeller presented by the 
Plutonium Players The summer's last two shows 
are this weekend. Sat/29 at Live Oak PARK. 
Shattuck and Berryman. Berk and Sun/30 at 
Willard Park. Berk 2 pm. Free. 655-1715 


★ “The Blind Beggar Woman and 
the Virgin Mary”: a performance piece by 
Betsy Damon that explores the two female arche¬ 
types of the title The "performance procession" 
originates at 80 Langton St., and ends up at Taylor 
and Ellis Sun/30 from 1 to 4 pm Free. 626-5416 
“Modern Times”: a video performance 
piece by Max Almy about narcissism, infidelity and 
divorce acted by Joanne Schmidman. This piece is 
being premiered in SF before a date at the Museum 
of Modern Art in NY Fri/5 and Sat/6 at 8 pm $3 

“Raw Food’ ’: five evenings of exploratory per¬ 

formance by Joya Cory and Nina Wise employing a 
different score each night and addressing formal 
concerns of physical theater Opens Thurs/4 and 
plays Thurs through Nov 1. Sponsored by ihe 
Women s Performance Connexion Circus a la 
Mode. 2547 8th (at Dwight). Berk $2 50 527-5693 


Arnie Passman’s House of Cards: 

Berkeley's sole comedy room presents a senes of 
weekend engagements through October Fri/28 
and Sat/29, Peter Berg of the SF Mime Troupe and 
Remhabitory Theatre does an evening of mime and 
satire 8 30 and 10 30 pm. $3 Fn. nights except 
Oct 12 are open mike/audition nights; 8 30 pm. $2 
At the Both-Up Gallery, 2406 Stuart (at Telegraph). 
Berk 848-8858 or 848-8288 

San Francisco Comedy Showcase: 

10 to 12 local comedy acts every Wed . Thurs and 
Sun at the Punch Line. 444-A Battery Usually, an 
unannounced professional comic closes the show 
9 pm $3 Headline comics are featured on Fn and 
Sat. nights; two shows at 9 and 11 pm 397-4334 
Papaya Juice presents comedic improvisa¬ 
tion every Wed -Fri at the Holy City Zoo, 408 Cle¬ 
ment 9 pm. 752-2846 And, every Sat. at Chez 
Jacques, 1390 California. 7 to 9 pm 775-7574. 
Flash Family: spontaneous theater based on 
audience suggestion every Thurs. at the Old Spa¬ 
ghetti Factory, 478 Green. North Beach $2 441- 

Spaghetti Jam: improvisational comedy skits 
every Fri -Sat. at 9 pm with a free "midnight show" 
at 11 30 pm Jam members conduct a workshop on 
improv basics every Mon at 8:30 pm Old Spa¬ 
ghetti Factory, 478 Green, North Beach $2. 421- 

San Francisco Funnies: Tony DePaui 
presents stand-up comedy at the Holy City Zoo 
Professional comedians on Sun and Mon nights at 
9 pm. Open mike on Tues. at 8 30 pm. 752-2846 

* Comedy Open Mike at me Owi and the 
Monkey Cafe on Wed nights at 8 30 pm 1 336 9th 
Ave (between Irving and Judah). 644-9892 
“Comedy after Dark”: a midnight comedy 
series on Fri at the Chi Chi Theater Club, 440 
Broadway. $3. 1 drink minimum 392-6213 
“Double Feature”: the Rocky Horror Pic • 
lure Show and a theater group duplicating its 
entire cast and performing in tandem with the 
movie Every Sat at midnight at the Strand Theatre. 
1127 Market St 552-5991 

“Reginald Figfree and Your Favor¬ 
ite Ladies’ *! his exquisitely gowned puppets 
move, with astonishing realism, to the music of 
Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and 
others Wed. and Thurs at 8 30 pm and Sun. at 
730 pm through Sept The Open Theater, 441 
Clement. $2 50. 386-3086 

“Change the World: It Needs It”: an 

evening with German poet, playwright and lyricist 
Bertolt Brecht, as interpreted and performed by Ina 
Wittich Twenty songs including "Mack the Knife," 
"Abortion Is Illegal. "Hollywood Elegy" and 
"Pirate Jenny Oct 5-Oct 27 on Fri and Sat 8 pm 
at Fort Mason's Music Hail. Bldg 314. Laguna and 
Manna Blvds $3 441-5705. 

“The Outrageious Beauty Revue”: 

presented by the Theatre of Human Melting every 
Sat night at 9:30 pm at the Mabuhay Gardens. 443 
Broadway $3 526-1592. 

The Chinese Magic Circus of 

Taiwan: 75 acrobats, master magicians, 
jugglers, tumblers and kung-fu experts return to 
Zellerbach Auditorium. UC Berkeley campus, as 
part of their third American tour Sat/29 at 2 and 8 
pm and Mon /1 and Tues/2 at 8 pm $5-$8 50. $3-$6 
students 642-9988 

The Pickle Family Circus: San Francis¬ 
co's one-ring extravaganza performing at Laney 
College, at the playing field, near E 7th St and 5th 
Ave , Oakl. in conjunction with "Family Day" and 
to benefit CHAIN, a statewide coalition of tenants' 
unions and other housing groups Sat/29 and 
Sun/30 at 11:30 am and 4 pm $2 50. $1 children, 
seniors advance; 50® more day of show Free 
parking on 7th St. 653-4613 or 843-6601 

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The Mostly Mozart Festival of the San Fran¬ 
cisco Symphony opens tonight at the Herbst 
Theatre. Van Ness at McAllister, The Festival is 
an informal one. with low ticket prices, Mostly 
Mozart t-shirts ($6), a sweepstakes with a trip to 
the Salzburg Music Festival as the grand prize, 
and an opening night party after the concert 
tonight with beer and pretzels $1; wear your 
Mostly Mozart t-shirt and get in for free. Program 
tonight: Haydn's "Symphony No, 5, the 
Schoolmaster," and "Horn Concerto No 1" and 
Mozart's “Piano Concerto No. 20" and Sym¬ 
phony No. 36, Linz," with BarryTuckweli, conduc¬ 
tor and french horn, and Lydia Artymiw, piano. 
Ticket's are $6.50 and you can buy a book of ten 
tickets good for anyone at any of the concerts in 
the Bay Area for only $49. Call the box office: 451 - 
5400 for more information. 

* “Comedians,” an exploration of laughter in 
this demoralized and divided society by British 
playwright Trevor Griffiths, opens the Eureka 
Theater's fall season. Directed by the theater's 
artistic director Richard E. T. White, Free 
previews tonight and Sat.: one for $5 on Thurs/4 
The play opens Fri/5 and plays Thurs.-Sun. 
through Nov. 3 at 8 pm. 2299 Market (at 16th). $6, 
$5 Thurs, and Sun., discounts for students and 
seniors. 863-7133. 

The Devils, Ken Russell's film of sexual and reli¬ 
gious hysteria set in the 1630’s with Oliver Reed 
and Vanessa Redgrave, and Performance, 
Nicholas Roeg's film about a reclusive rock star 
played by Mick dagger, are on a double bill tonight 
and Sat. at the Roxie, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia). 

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes bring 
their upbeat rhythm and blues seasoned in the 
New Jersey bar scene to Memorial Auditorium, 
on the Stanford campus, tonight only This Palo 
Alto show will be the band's only Bay Area 
appearance this time around. 8 pm $7.50 
advance, $8.50 day of show 497-4317. 

“Don Giovanni,” an opera by W.A. Mozart based 
on the romantic adventures of Don Juan, is 
presented by the Marin Opera Company at the 
Showcase theater, Marin Civic Center, San 
Rafael. Tonight and every Fri. through Oct. 12 (8 
pm). Sat/29 and Sat. Oct. 13 (8 pm), and Sun Oct 

7 (2:15 pm) $6.50, $5 students and seniors. 472- 

★ Michael Harrington, America's noted social¬ 
ist, author of The Other America, and National 
Chair of the Democratic Socialist Organizing 
Committee, makes three speeches today on the 
topic, "A Left Strategy for 1980 and Beyond." 
Noon in the Barbary Coast Room, Student Union 
Bldg., SF State, 1600 Holloway. Free. 2:30 pm in 
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus. Free. 

8 pm at the New College, 777 Valencia (near 18th 
St ). $2 if you can give it 648-3888. 

•k A free meditation class taught by Susan 
Buchner starts tonight at the Potrero Hill Neigh¬ 
borhood Center, 953 De Haro. Buchner is a 
member of the United Nations Meditation Group 
and has led groups and lectured throughout Cali¬ 
fornia Each class will consist of a lecture on such 
topics as "Music. Meditation and the Arts." 
exercises and an informal question and answer 
period. 7:30pm. 664-3552. 

S.F.N.L.A.F. is the San Francisco Neighborhood 
Legal Assistance Foundation, and they're having 
a benefit tonight with Mimesis, a theater/mime 
collective, and Women's Words (of Union Wage). 
8 pm at the Performance Space, T350 Waller $2- 
$4 sliding scale For childcare information, call 
Jeff Barber al 433-8741. 

★ The Indian Summer Festival, sponsored by 
the Bayview Opera House, is an afternoon of 
music and dance with jazz saxophonist Hadly 
Caliman, the Swahili Dancers and Drummers, 
and many others. From 12 noon until 6 pm at the 
Opera House, 4705 Third St. Free. 824-0386. 

The Rova Saxophone Quartet, four musicians 
who improvise on a wide variety of saxophones to 
create a non-harmonic, non-rhythmic textural 
sound, play at Fort Mason's Marina Music Hall to¬ 
night at 8:30 pm. Bldg. 314, Laguna and Marina 
Blvds. $3. 548-1817 

★ Eve Wilder and Center Stage Theatre West 

present a showcase of up and coming actors, 
musicians and comedians on the last Sat, of 
every month at Chez Jacques. 1390 California, at 
6 pm. Performers signed up at this point for this 
month's show are Susan Burritl, singer, Kitty Mar- 
golis, singer, Susie Crom, comedian, and Donna 
Earl, who is mistress of ceremonies. This show¬ 
case gives the performers a chance to be seen by 
the critics, publicists and agents Wilder invites, 
and gives us a chance to see them for free. Call 
864-2924 for more information. 

★ The City Arts Month celebration at the Em- 
barcadero Center draws to a close today with the 
last free Sat. afternoon show. Performers include 
the SF Conservatory of Music students, the SF 
Young Professionals Orchestra, the San Francis¬ 
co Ballet School students, the Margaret Jenkins 
Dance Company, the San Francisco Dance The¬ 
atre and selections from the Magic Theatre, 1 to 4 
pm at Two Embarcadero Center's Podium Level. 

★ The Hyatt Regency closes out JazzMo in 
style today with a free seven hour jazz concert in 
the Atrium Lobby. The house band. Dick Saltz- 
man and the Hyatt Regency Jazz Quartet, is 
joined by the John Capola/Chuck Travis Big Band 
From 1 to 8 pm; the first hour is open to young mu¬ 
sicians who wish to sit in with the house quartet. 5 
EmbarcaderoCenter. 788-1234. 


★ The First National Teach-In on Building Last¬ 
ing Relationships is held at Laney College, 10th 
and Fallon Sts., Oakl., today from 9 am to 7 pm. An 
impressive list of speakers and workshop leaders 
including Dr. Benjamin Spock, Betty Friedan, Flo 
Kennedy, Dr. Michael Lerner, Herb Kohl, and 
Michael Harrington explore the problems faced 
by the contemporary family. Some workshop 
titles: "Ethnic Minorities and their Families," 
"Gay Families." "Are Our Schools Undermining 
Family Life?" and "Family Violence." Mayors 
Lionel Wilson and Gus Newport open the festival 
at 9:30 am and head a list of many elected 
officials. Entertainment is provided by the Coke 
Escovedo Band, the Pickle Family Circus, and 
others. Admission is $1 for adults, 50® for kids 
(childcare provided). For more informtion, call the 
Institute tor Labor and Mental Health, the spon¬ 
sors of the event, at 653-6166. 

The Chinese Acrobats and Magicians of Tai¬ 
wan return to Zellerbach Auditorium on the UC 
Berkeley campus with 75 acrobats, master ma¬ 
gicians, jugglers, tumblers and kung-fu experts. 
Today at 2 and 8 pm and Mon. and Tues. at 8 pm 
only. $5-$8.50, $3-$6 students. 642-9988. 

Roy Brown, one of the best singers/composers/ 
songwriters of Puerto Rico, and the Aires Bucan- 
eros, a group of four musicians formed by Brown 
whose concern is reclaiming traditional Puerto 
Rican folk music and culture, give a benefit con¬ 
cert for the Free Chile Center tonight at the Glide 
Memorial Church, 330 Ellis, at 7:30 pm. Tickets 
are $5 advance, $6 at the door. 433-6055 or 433- 

The Dils, Pink Section and the Punts open 
Jamestown Hall, a new performance space for 
new wave/punk bands, tonight at 8:30 pm. The 
Hall is on 23rd SI. between Guerrero and Dolores: 
tickelsare$3 Minors welcome. 


The Talking Heads return to the UC Berkeley 
campus: only this lime, you've got topay An intel¬ 
lectual but catchy new wave group that had an 
AM hit with Al Green's "Take Me to .the River," 
one of the best on that dial for a while. 8 pm at Zel- 

Idris Ackamoor takes us on a "journey through 
other lives and other lands" with his saxophone, 
costumes and audio-visual effects this afternoon 
Part of the Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon series at 
Fort Mason. Marina Music Hall, Bldg. 314, 
Laguna and Marina Blvds. 2 pm, $2.441 -5705. 

* “The Blind Beggar Woman and the Virgin 
Mary” is an outdoor performance piece by New 
York artist Betsy Damon that explores the identi¬ 
ties of the two female archetypes of the title. The 
"performance procession" starts at 80 Langton 
St.andends upatTaylor and Ellis. 1 to4pm. Free 

Fifteen pianists play in this year's Piano Mara¬ 
thon at the Old First Church. Van Ness and Sacra¬ 
mento, starting at 2 pm The program includes 
traditional works and the premieres of Herbert 
Bielawa's "Nocturne" and Heidi Strange's "In 
Some Other World.” 776-1535. 

The Giants really do appreciate their fans (es¬ 
pecially in a losing year. I suppose) and to show it, 
today is Fan Appreciation Day at Candlestick 
Park. More than fifty gifts worth more than 
$15,000 will be given away by a series of draw¬ 
ings, including a round-trip ticket to San Juan, a 
color tv. full sets of car tires and five pounds of 
crabmeal The game is against the San Diego 
Padres and starts at 1 05 pm. Box seats are $5, 
reserved seats are $4, and general admission is 

Hawley Adams-Currens, director of the upcom¬ 
ing San Francisco Women's Jazz Festival, plays 
electric violin today at the Women's Building, 
3543 18th St., at 3 pm. A concert of original new 
music and progressive jazz, with dancer Theresa 
Dickenson, flautist France Fortier, trombonist 
Loren Means, and winds, sax, percussion and 
bass musicians. $3.558-5441. 


* “Spaces" is an exhibit of the contemporary 
work of 37 Bay Area Sculptors, at the Walnut 
Creek Civic Arts Gallery through Nov. 3. and the 
Civic Arts Department is sponsoring "Open 
Studio Day" in conjunction with the show. Three 
East Bay sculptors open their work spaces to the 
public today—Jacques Schnier of Lafayette 
who works in crystal acrylic, Don Rich of the 
Berkeley Art Foundry who does metal casting, 
and Milton Komisar who uses computer tech¬ 
nology Maps with directions to each sjudio are 
available at the Civic Arts Gallery so you can go in¬ 
dividually. or, meet at theGallery, 1641 Locust, at 
10 am for coffee and donuts to see the exhibition 
and then car pool to the studios. Call 935-3300, 
ext. 256 for more information. 

* The Oakland Museum celebrates its tenth 
anniversary this weekend with three special 
events—the opening of "10 X 10" on Sat/29, an 
exhibition of 100 first-decade acquisitions from 
the Museum's collections; a benefit put on by 
Capwells also on Sat., at 9 pm, with big-band era 
music, a buffet catered by Narsat's and cham¬ 
pagne ($25); and the Family Day Festival, today at 
the Museum, with music by Pete and Sheila 
Escovedo. an ensemble from the Oakland Sym¬ 
phony, the Stanford Band, the Dancing Dill 
Pickles, the Oakland Ballet, the East Bay Chil¬ 
dren's Theater, and more. From noon until 6 pm. 
and it's all free. 10OOOak St. 273-3401. 

lerbach Auditorium $7.50 advance, $8.50 day of 
show. 642-9988 

“Bite of the Rose,” the Blake Street Hawkeyes' 
new show, opens in Berkeley-tonight at 2019 
Blake It's a scripted work, (a new direction for 
this acclaimed experimental group), a story of 
"subterfuge and sex, gardens and barrooms and 
simple foul play; one man's journey into posses¬ 
sion and two people’s hunger for power.'' Fri. and 
Sat. through Oct. 27 at 8:30 pm. $3.50.849-3013. 
♦ The Oakland Ballet continues to present ex¬ 
cerpts from the works of the Fall Season at vari¬ 
ous locations around the Bay. Parts of Massine's 
"La Boutique Fantasque," Marc Wilde’s "Inter¬ 
mezzi," Ronn Guidi’s “Gymnopedies" and Marc 
Wilde's "Afternoon of a Faun" are performed to¬ 
day at Oakland City Hall at noon, on Sun/30 at the 
Oakland Museum at 2 pm, and on Oct. 23 at the 
Hyatt Regency at the Embarcadero. SF, at noon. 
Informal drawings will be held at some of these 
shows; winners will be awarded tickets to Ballet 
performances For more information, call 530- 





The Persuasions, the undisputed masters of 
street corner a cappella singing, play for two 
nights at the Great American Music Hall, 859 
O’Farrell. Two shows; 8:30 and 11 pm tonight and 
Tues. Tickets are $6. 885-0750. 

★ John Adair, a visual anthropologist who has 
worked with the Zuni, Pueblo and Navajo Indians 
for 40 years, has an exhibition of his photographs 
entitled "Southwest Images" opening at the Cali¬ 
fornia Academy of Sciences today. These black 
and white photos of American Southwest Indians 
are predominantly from the 1 930s The Academy 
is on the Music Concourse at Golden Gate Park, 
and the show can be seen daily from 10 am to 5 
pm through the end of the year $1, 50® 12-17, 
25® 6-12.221-4214. 

★ “Just Passing,” a video performance work by 
Barbara Smith, is shown-on Channel 26 at 11 pm 
tonight as part of a series with performance art in 
a live broadcast situation, "Produced for Televi¬ 
sion." Sponsored by La Mamelle Inc. 431-7524, 


★ Free B-52’s at Sproul Plaza today. This new 
wave group is appearing all over the Bay Area, but 
this is their only free concert 1 2 noon on the UC 
Berkeley campus. Call Superb at 642-7477 for 
more information. 

★ The Department of Psychology at Cal. State 
Hayward starts a fall series of public lectures 
today with a talk by Ronald J. Schusterman en¬ 
titled, "Deception and Self Deception from the 
Standpoint of Darwinian Social Theory." The lec¬ 
tures will be on every other Mon. from 3 to 5 pm at 
the Firehouse Faculty Club. Free. Discussion and 
refreshments. Academic credit is available for 
those attending the lectures; call 881-3484 for 
more information. 

★ KPFA FM 94, the Bay Area's station of the Pa¬ 
cifica Network, presents a retrospective view of 
the "fabulous fifties" with special programs on 
the music, politics, culture and social mores of 
that era, today through Oct. 7. For those of you 
who aren't sure that the fifties were "fabulous,” 
remember. KPFA was born in 1949. Some sample 
shows: "The Beat Poets" on Thurs/4 at 7 pm 
featuring Allen Ginsberg reading Howl, "Grow¬ 
ing Up Female in the '50s" on Tues/2 at 12:30 pm, 
and "The Birth of the Tube, Boob" on Fri/5 at 
12:30 pm, a personal story about the impact of 
television. For more information, call KPFA at 

“Josephine: The Mouse Singer,” 

see Wed/3. 

* CalPIRG, the California Public Interest Re¬ 
search Group, hosts its fall quarter open house to¬ 
day with speakers Tom Bates, assemblyman, and 
Florence McDonald, city councilwoman 
CalPIRG's current projects include doing re¬ 
search on Berkeley's new rent stabilization law 
and other tenant's rights, local energy alterna¬ 
tives. occupational health issues and the respon¬ 
sible investment of city and university funds. 3 to 
6 pm at 2490 Channing, second floor. Wine and 
cheese 642-9952. 

Arnie Passman’s House of Cards, Berkeley's 
only comedy room, offers an October series of 
performances by some well-known funny people 
Tonight and Sat.. Peter Berg, one of the creators 
of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and co-foun¬ 
der of the Remhabitory Theatre, does a mime and 
satire show, "he ioves todance on the edge of our 
minds ' Two shows, 8:30 and 10:30 pm; tickets 
are $3 There will also be open mike/auditions 
every Sun at 8:30 pm for $2. 2406 Stuart, Berk 


r 4 

SSU physical education department at (707) 664- 
2357 for more information. 

The Mostly Mozart Festival continues with the 
second program of this informal, low-cost series 
of concerts by the San Francisco Symphony, 
Alexander Schneider, conductor, and Richard 
Stoltzman, clarinet, in a program of Bach's 
"Brandenburg Concerto No. 3," Haydn's "Sym¬ 
phony No. 94, Surprise" and Mozart's "Clarinet 
Concerto" and "Symphony No. 14.” See listing 
under Fri/28 for more information. 


* The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company 

open their Tues night rehearsals in Oct to the 
public lor free. The company will be working on 
dances from the repertory and a premiere by 
Carolyn Brown, former principal with the Merce 
CunntnghamJDance Co. Questions from the audi¬ 
ence and discussion are encouraged. 7:30-8:30 
pm at the Jenkins Community Performance 
Space, 159015th St. 863-7599. 

Intersection and the Swedish Institute pre¬ 
sent an evening of poetry to benefit the Islands 
and Continents Translation Award, won this year 
by Eleni Fourtouni. editor and translator of the 
book Contemprorary Greek Women Poets. The 
poets reading are Tomas Transtromer, consid¬ 
ered Sweden’s leading poet. Kenneth Rexroth, 
father of the San Francisco Renaissance in 
poetry, W.S. Merwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, Siv 
Cedering Fox, author of the prize-winning books 
Mother Is, The Juggler, andCupofCold Water, 
and Gunnar Harding, Richard Shelton, Joanna 
Bankier and Lennart Bruce, all highly regarded 
and awarded poets and translators. 7:30 pm to¬ 
night at the Unitarian Center. Franklin and Geary 
$3 advance. $4 at the door. Advance tickets avail¬ 
able at Small Press Traffic in SF (285-8394) and 
Cody's in Berk. (845-7852) There will be a free 
translation workshop on Wed/3, for more informa¬ 
tion call the Swedish Information Service at 775- 

“Vienna—A European Symphony,” a good-will 
exhibition that the Austrian capital is presenting 
to'the people ot San Francisco, is opened by Leo¬ 
pold Gratz, the Mayor of Vienna. Displays include 
a collection of historic opera costumes, a mock- 
up of an Austrian shopping street, videotapes of 
concerts, a cafe serving Austrian pastries, and a 
sampling from the collections of the fine arts mu¬ 
seums ot the city. Open every day from 11 am to 7 
pm, today through Nov. 4, at the Fort Mason Pier, 
Laguna and Marina Blvds. Call 556-4462 for more 

“Josephine: The Mouse Singer,” Michael 
McClure's 1978 OBIE Award winner about the re¬ 
lationship between artist and society is in preview 
this week at the Magic Theatre. Tonight through 
Sat/6 at 8:30 pm for $4.50. The show opens on 
Fri/12. Directed by John Lion. Bldg. 314, Fort 
Mason, Laguna and Marina Blvds. 441^8001. 
“What Was Modern in European Sculpture 
1918-1945,” a lecture by Albert E. Elsen, interna¬ 
tionally recognized scholar of modern sculpture, 
is presented by the San Francisco Museum of 
Modern Art in conjunction with the exhibition 
"Modern European Sculpture 1918-1945: Un¬ 
known Beings and Other Realities," opening to¬ 
morrow at the Museum. The lecture begins at 
7:30 pm in the Herbst Theatre, Van Ness and 
McAllister. $2.863-8800. 

Hispanic Heritage Week, a celebration of His¬ 
panic music, food, flamenco, Chicano poetry, 
California history, the Spanish language and 
more, starts tonight with a concert by Miguel 
Farre, classical pianist from Barcelona. 8 pm at 
the Century Club, 1355 Franklin. Another sample 
event: an evening of Chicano bilingual poetry and 
salsa music with Jose Montoya, Tipica Cienfue- 
gos and Roberto Bedoya; 8 pm at the Mission Cul¬ 
tural Center, 2868 Mission, for $3. For more infor¬ 
mation call 641-1400 or 526-6383. 

* Films from the Academy of Television and 
Films in Munich are shown and discussed by 
Professor Wolfgang Laengsfeld. director of the 
film department at the Academy, tonight and 
tomorrow at 8 pm. Tonight: Albert-Warum? (Al¬ 
bert-Why?) by Josef Rodl who won the 1979 
German Film Award for Best Director, a film 
about a "village idiot" acted by village amateurs. 
Three shorter films will be shown tomorrow night. 
San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut. Free. 

* “Genes, Neurons and Behavior in Droso- 
philia” is the title of a lecture given by Professor 
Seymour Benzer of the Cal. Institute ot 
Technology at the Fourth Annual Gordon Temp- 
kins Memorial Lecture and Concert. The Kronos 
Quartet play Peter Sculthorpe's 1969 "String 
Quartet No. 8" and Lukas Foss' “String Quartet 
No. 1 “ and the whole strange affair starts at 3 pm 
tpdayat Cole Hall, UCSF, 1475 Fourth Ave. Free. 

The Chiang Ching Dance Company, consid¬ 
ered one of the foremost interpreters ot Chinese 
dance in the West, present both classical 
Chinese dances and artistic director Chiang 
Ching's original works Tonight's Herbst Theatre 
show is the first of a Bay Area tour. 8 pm in the 
Opera House, Van Ness and McAllester. $3, $5. 

“Jazz of the Eighties” is featured on Thurs. 
nights this month at the Savoy Tivoli, 1434 Upper 
Grant. Tonight, the Optet and Duo with Larry 
Kassin and Tom Darter play. The show starts at 
9:30 pm: tickets are $2,362-7024. 

* City Celebration’s last free Thurs. afternoon 
concert of the summer is scheduled for today 
with the Kirilian String Quartet, the San Francisco 
Moving Company and the San Francisco Girls 
Chorus. 1-3 pm at the Band Shell in Golden Gate 
Park. 552-4387. 


“Raw Food,” five Thurs. evenings of exploratory 
performance by Joya Cory and Nina Wise em¬ 
ploying a different score each evening and ad¬ 
dressing formal concerns of physical theater. 
Starts tonight at 8 pm at Circus a la Mode, 2547 
8thSt.(at Dwight), Berk $2 50.527-5693. 

★ “The Solar Promise,” a film by Tom Putnam and Henry Mayer that 
teaches the basic principles of solar heating, is featured at a community 
forum on solar energy in Palo Alto. Three speakers talk about successful 
community projects, how to finance solar heating, how to obtain a free 
energy audit of your home and more. Thurs/27, 8 pm at the Spangenburg 
Aud., 780 Arastradero, Palo Alto. $1. Sponsored by the Sierra Club. 327-8111. 

★ The University Art Museum is having a sale: 
a thousand collectible posters and hundreds of 
books including works by William Wiley and David 
Goines, production posters from the Santa Fe 
Opera, San Francisco Ballet and Joseph Papp, 
and film, crafts, art history and children's books. 
Priced from 50® to $20. All proceeds benefit the 
Museum. Today, Sat. and Sun. at 2626 Bancroft, 
Berk. 642-1438. 

The Bread and Roses Festival starts tonight at 
the Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley campus, at 7 pm. 
David Crosby, Hoyt Axton, Chick Corea, the 
Roches, Kris Kristopherson and Norton Buffalo 
all play tonight. There will be day-time concerts on 
Sat. and Sun. also: Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and 
Mary, Flora Purim and Graham Nash are orHy a 
few of the performers scheduled. Tickets are 
$8.50 and $10.652-9988 

The Oakland Ballet opens the fall season tonight 
with performances of Copland's “Tender Land" 
(Loring), Brahm's “Intermezzi" (Marc Wilde), 
Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" (John Pasqualetti), 
plus a work to be announced. 8:30 pm at the Para¬ 
mount Theater, 2025 Broadway. Oakl. $2-$9.465- 

Oak, Ash & Thorn, a cappella balladeers, 
perform songs by and in honor of William Shake¬ 
speare. Presented by the SF Early Music Society 
at 8 pm at Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana, Berk. $3.50, 
$2.50 students, seniors. 285-2215. 

★ indicates general admission of $1 or less. 

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Jesse Colin Young, Marin County's songbird, 
plays two nights at the Old Waldorf this weekend. 
Tonight and Sat. at 8 and 11 pm. 444 Battery 
(between Clay and Washington). $7.50 advance, 
$8.50 day of show. 397-3884. 

“Modern Times” is a video performance piece 
by Max Almy about infidelity, narcissism and di¬ 
vorce, acted by Joanne Schmidman. The show is 
being given its premiere in San Francisco before 
a run at the Museum of Modern Art in New York 
later on in Oct. 8 pm tonight and Sat at Video Free 
America, 442 Shotwell. $3.648-9040. 

★ The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 
under the direction of John Adams, present their 
opening concert of the fall season tonight with 
works by Belioz, Respighi, Kirchnerand Mozart. 8 
pm at Heilman Hall, 1201 Ortega. Free. 564-8086. 
The Earthly Company, a recently-formed San 
Francisco dance troupe, present three modern 
works by Sheri Gaia, the company's choreog- 
rapher/directorz: "Starry Night." "Duals" and 
"Rage." The show tonight is the grand opening 
performance for the new Earthly Studios, 223 
Mississippi. The pieces will be performed Fri - 
Sun, through Oct. 13. 8:30 pm: tickets are $4 ad¬ 
vance. $4.50 at the door. 626-4622. 

★ The California Slate Frisbee Champion¬ 
ships, held at Sonoma State University this week¬ 
end, feature world class players from the entire 
West Coast: 1979 Women's World Champion 
Teresa Gaman and the 1978 World Chamgjpns 
Corey Basso and Evan David. Events include 
Maximum Time Aloft, Frisbee Golf. Freestyle, Ul¬ 
timate Frisbee and Canine Frisbee. Today from 3 
pm and Sat. and Sun. from 8 am. Entry fee for 
competitors is $12, but spectating is free. Call the 

Saturday Sept. 29 9am-7pm 

Although the event is called Family Day, it is for everyone 
interested in exploring the problems of building lasting 
relationships, including single parent families, singles 
trying to meet others, Gay families and issues in raising 

This is also a CELEBRATION, with Music, Entertainment, 
Pickle Family Circus (extra charge), Children's games. Child 
Care and Coke Escovedo Band. 


9 am-9:45 First session, Richard Riemer 
9:45-12 and 11:30-1:00 Workshops on Building 
Lasting Relationships, Joys & Struggles of Parenting, 
Impact of Inflation on Personal Life. Love and Intimacy 
vs. The Culture of Narcissism, Gay Families, Jewish 
Families & workshops for teenagers and small 
groups for children. 

12:30-1:00 Ron Dellums, Wilson Riles Jr., Harry Britt. 
1:00-4:30 Betty Friedan, Benjamin Spock, Michael 
Harrington, Flo Kennedy, Michael Lerner, Cecil Williams 
4:30-5:30 Coke Escovedo Band 
5:00-7:00 Move workshops 

Admission: Only One Dollar Children: 50 cents 

Sponsored by the Institute for Labor and Mental Health, which offers 
individual, couple and family counseling and groups dealing with stress 
at work or in personal life. For more information call 653-6166. 


with such issues as abortion and rejec¬ 
tion of male dominance—topics that 
few women in Western pop music have 
the courage to tackle. The band's 
music unfortunately derives much of 
its influence from the bombast of 
Cabaret, which makes Hagen come off 
as more than a little shrill. Since this 
album was recorded, Hagen has 
dumped her band. Hopefully, on future 
efforts she will team up with individuals 
as current as she herself is. This is by 
no means a musically innovative 
album, as the deceptive new-wave 
cover might lead you to believe But 
Hagen as a politically motivated 
performer is well worth keeping your 
eye on. 

—Jane Hamsher 

BOBBY RUSH: Rush Hour (Philadel¬ 
phia International). In this age of over¬ 
production, it's rare to find a soul 
record as raw. unpretentious and bare¬ 
boned as Rush Hour, the first album 
by this veteran Chicago singer who's 
best remembered for his 1971 Galaxy 
single, "Chicken Heads.” Stylistically, 
the album is reminiscent of the Sixties' 
garage funk of Dyke and the Blazers 
("Funky Broadway"), and there's little 
concession to current trends—no 
horns, no strings, no syndrums. not 
even a mention of disco or shake your 
booty. While Rush's harmonica work is 
undistinctive. his raspy half-talked 
vocals are the essence of funk. And his 
lyrics are about as down-to-earth as 
you can get: “When you lose your keys 
you do get upset/You start fussin' and 
cussin'/Without your keys, let me tell 
you, you can't hardly do nothin'. " On 
another cut. he sings, “My daddy 
called me Junior, 'cause I'm named 
after him,/My mama called me String- 
bean, 'cause I'm tall and kinda thin." 
Rush even transforms Jerry Butler's 
old hit, "Western Union Man," into a 
tough medium-tempo blues, Philadel¬ 
phia's Leon.Huff produced in a manner 
entirely different from his usual work 
with partner Kenny Gamble. 

BOBBY BLAND: I Feel Good, I Feel 
Fine (MCA). Putting this album on my 
turntable, I listened as a female vocal 
group chanted the title and phrases 
like "shake it. rock it" over a disco 
beat. Then a tenor sax, which sounded 
like Oakland's Bobby Forte, took a 
solo, followed by more chanting, fol¬ 
lowed by a trombone solo. It was 
already five minutes into the cut, and 
Bobby Bland's voice was still nowhere 
in evidence. I checked the playing time 
—6:40. I checked my stereo to see if 
one of the channels was out. As the 
tune faded, I began to understand the 
title. Bland must have been feeling real 
good when they cut this. He was prob¬ 
ably back at his hotel room watching a 
football game. He does sing on the rest 
of the album, however, but the mater¬ 
ial is weak, and he sings without con¬ 
viction, almost as if he were half 
asleep. Only one tune makes it—a 
slow blues called "Soon as the 
Weather Breaks,” which he had a 
hand in writing. It sounds like the 
rhythm section from his own band on 
that one, and he even lets out a couple 
of his trademark blood-curdling lion 
roars. The album was co-produced by 
Monk Higgins, an arranger best known 
in these parts for his inane "It Was in 
the Trib" radio jingles of a few years 
back, and by Al Bell, the guy respon¬ 
sible for sweetening the Stax sound, 
eventually bringing about the decline 
of that great Memphis label. 

—Lee Hildebrand 

Roses (Fantasy). Commemmorating 
the 1977 Bread and Roses Festival of 
Acoustic Music at the Greek Theatre in 
Berkeley (a benefit for Mimi Farina's 
charity group that brings free enter¬ 
tainment to institutionalized people), 
this double-record set features warm¬ 
hearted performances by some 20 
acts. The late Malvina Reynolds 
wavers through "Little Boxes." Dave 
Van Ronk gruffly invites us to swing on 
a star, Hoyt Axton howls through 
"Boney Fingers" and “Evangelina" 
between gulps of white wine, and the 
Persuasions offer their a cappella soul 
solidarity with California's prisoners 
(some of whom were listening to the 
program live). Proceeds from the sale 
of this unique treasury help provide 
operating funds for Bread and Roses 
How can you go wrong? 


German feminist pop and 
Raspberry’s bubblegum- 

MAGAZINE: Secondhand 

Daylight (Virgin). Eighteen months 
ago, Howard Devoto, formerly of the 
Buzzcocks, put together this band on a 
shoestring. Few of the members had 
much experience playing with a band. 
Ba'rry Adamson had never even picked 
up a bass before. But in this short time, 

Magazine has managed to achieve an 
amazing level of professionalism and 
sophistication. Devoto’s poetic 
lyricism, entwined with the multi¬ 
layered. rich-sounding music of the 
band, represents some of the most 
adventurous stuff being recorded 
today. Unfortunately, Magazine is a 

band with a problem: it just can't seem 
to find the right producer. On its first 
album, Real Life, the production 
merely attempted- to transcribe the 
band's live sound on tape, which it did 
with only minimal success. On this, the 
band's second album, the music takes 
on a much more ethereal quality. But in 
doing so, it has been robbed of its 
intensity. Magazine’s rich, orches¬ 
trated sound-.removes it from the 
spectrum of what is currently consi¬ 
dered 'new wave' (whatever that 
means). As such, it would lend itself 
well to studio manipulation, perhaps at 
the hand of someone like Robert Fripp, 
However, even as it is, Secondhand 
Daylight contains some dynamite 
music. Listen to "Rhythm of Cruelty," 
perhaps the album’s most accessible 
cut. For all of Magazine's musical 
intellectualism, the band still comes up 
with some great hooks, which makes 
the album worth exploring even if you 

aren't interested in Howard Devoto's 
profound lyrical statements. 

America, get ready for Nina Hagen, 
one of the most dynamic female per¬ 
formers you're likely to encounter for 
some time to come. Her debut album 
on the German CBS label quickly 
inspires the listener with the feeling 
that she's not an individual to be toyed 
with. Her classically trained voice 
emphatically delivers feminist-inspired 
lyrics in an almost operatic style. The 
music itself isn't terribly interesting, 
but by sheer force of personality 
Hagen makes this album worth 
listening to. You'll never catch her 
wistfully cooing such mellow anthems 
as "I Honestly Love You" or "You 
Light Up My Life." Instead, she blows 
her audience away with a version of 
"White Punks on Dope" that makes 
the Tubes seem limp in comparison. 
Her own songs (sung in German) deal 

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ELLEN FOLEY: Nightout (Epic) If the 
aggressive vocals on Nightout seem 
familiar, it's small wonder. Ellen Foley 
is the powerhouse singer who parried 
and panted with Meat Loaf through 
' Paradise by the Dashboard Light," on 
his Bat out of Hell LP Anyone who 
heard that classic battle-of-the-sexes- 
staged-as-a-baseball-game number 
will find those vibrant, gutsy vocals 
pushed to the fore on Foley's solo 
debut This pale, waiflike girl, with her 
lank blonde hair and huge eyes, sings 
like a cross between Lesley Gore and 
Ethel Merman Unfortunately, Night¬ 
out goes too far by trying to cast Foley 
as a sort of female Meat Loaf (un¬ 
likely as that may sound). Producers 
Ian Flunter and Mick Ronson (who also 
perform throughout the album) opted 
ti c. lush, intensely dramatic show¬ 
case—nearly every song is a crashing 
Wagnerian opera of teen trauma and 
heartbreak and l-will-survive pluck. 
Waves of orgiastic strings herald the 
arrival of armies of choristers in basic 
rock tunes like the Rolling Stones' 
"Stupid Girl” and Graham Parker's 
“Thunder and Rain." "We Belong to 
the Night," a ballad that Foley co¬ 
wrote, comes off sounding like a Phil 
Spector production of the 1812 Over¬ 
ture. Come on, Ellen I It's only rock 'n' 

STEPPERS: No Accident (Mercury). 
Who is Larry Raspberry, and why didn't 
he take up computer programming in¬ 
stead of music? The cover of this 
album smacks of new wave trendi¬ 
ness with none-too-subtle hints: L. R 
stands in a stagey defiant pose, sport¬ 

ing a dark, short-but-straggly coif, a 
beat-up electric guitar and an ob¬ 
scenely angry facial expression. Ac¬ 
tually, No Accident is the world's first 
bubblegum-punk record—it's all high- 
style rage on the outside and regurgi¬ 
tated lowbrow licks on the inside. The 
music reeks of shopworn, bar band 
sludge on the order of "Older 
Woman," the LP's opening cut. The 
chorus to this tune, like everything else 
here, is pure trash: "The boy prefers 
the older woman, he likes his meat well 
done/The boy prefers the older 
woman, he likes the feel' of a rusty 
gun." Can you believe that tripe? Sup¬ 
posed rockers like this are inter¬ 
spersed with putrid, absolutely for¬ 
gettable ballads and uptempo filler 
with titles like “When It Comes to 
Lovin', You're a Real Encyclopedia." 
FRANK ZAPPA: Joe’s Garage, 
Act One (Zappa). This is the first 
record of a trilogy Zappa recorded this 
spring in L.A. The story line is fairly 
sophomoric: all about an electric 
guitarist named Joe and his adven¬ 
tures with the music-hating Fu'jre 
Police, promiscuous Catholic school¬ 
girls, venereal disease and other 
modern pleasures. The music, 
however, is some of the most cohesive 
and listenable the Sultan of Sleaze has 
ever recorded. "Lucille has messed 
My Mind Up" is a gentle, Todd Rund- 
grenishfove ballad—probably the first 
completely innocent bit of romance 
Zappa has ever recorded under his 
own name. "Crew Slut," beyond the 
lewd lines about a girl's sexual 
adventures with a rock band's road 
crew, is a bone-crunching rocker with 

a great interchange between 
harmonica and slide guitar. While 
Zappa delivers lines like, "Just add 
water, makes its own sauce," the band 
pumps out a monstrous boogie that 
stomps out of your speakers in size-16 
boots. "Catholic Girls" is the follow-up 
to his "Jewish Princess." which 
enraged the B'nai B'rith when it was 
released on Sheik Yerbouti earlier 
this year. This newest ditty is sure to 
ruffle a few fegthers.with its allusions 
to fellatio parties in a rectory base¬ 
ment, but it's all in the best Zappa 
tradition. Joe's Garage, Act One is 
offensive, cutting, brilliantly produced, 
occasionally self-indulgent and very 


(Dumi). One of the most pleasant sur¬ 
prises at the recent Monterey Tribal 
Stomp was the appearance of this 
Seattle-based group. Dumi and his 
family, natives of Zimbabwe, have 
teamed up with some fine West Coast 
musicians to form a marimba band that 
hits home with striking clarity and 
balanced ensemble playing. This 
album was- recorded in a studio, but 
bubbles with a happy, spontaneous 
feeling nonetheless. All seven cuts will 
have you chanting along and dancing 
around the house. “Chemtengure," 
especially, is a spritely romp with an 
enchanting, hypnotic melody riff 
utilized in inspired marimba interplay. 
(Available from Dumi Maraire, 1412 
North 50th, Seattle. WA, 98103: $5.50 
p.pd.: for more info, call 206-633-5213). 
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San Francisco Moving Co.: performs 
•'Turning by Shela Xoregos, "The Windows," 
(world premiere), "An Unveiling, Pari III" by Emily 
Keeler and "Cantes Jondos" and "Country Suite" 
by Rhonda Martyn. Fri/28-Sat/29. 8 30 pm, Mar¬ 
garet Jenkins Dance Stuido. 1590 15th St. (at 
Mission). SF. $4 general, $2 50 seniors or PAS plus 

Berkeley Dance Co.: full concert with new 
jazz works, Sat/29, 8 pm, American Legion, Oak¬ 
land War Memorial Bldg , 200 Grand Ave (near 
Lake Merritt). Oakl. for further information call. 

“Motivity”: Terry Sendgraff performs air 
dancing, a merging of dance, gymnastics and 
motional-emotional improvisation on various levels 
of trapezes, Sun/30, 8 pm, the Motivity Center at 
Skylight Studio 2547 8th St.. Berk , $3 50 general 
or PAS plus $1,841-6500. 

Chiang Ching Dance Co.: performs 

both classical and original works in a fusion of 
elements from East and West (traditional Chinese 
dance blended with contemporary Western forms). 
Thurs/4. 8 pm. Herbst Theatre. Civic Center. SF. $3 
and $5. tickets available at the SF Opera House, 
Ticketron. and Bass outlets, for, further information 
call, 986-1823. _ 

“El Cuadro Flamenco”: presents an 
evenmq ot Flamenco dance with quest artist Cruz 
Luna. Fri/5. 9 pm. La Pena Cultural Center. 3105 
Shattuck Ave , Berk.. $3 general, 849-2568 
Reine de Sabah Ensemble: a contemp- 
orary Harvest Dance Ritual inspired by the ancient 
art of bellydance, Part 1. Fri/5 and Part 2. Sat/6, 9 
pm. Berkeley Moving Arts, 2200 Parker (at Fulton). 
Berk . $3 general or $5 for both performances. 848- 

Oakland Ballet: opens their Fall Season with 
performances of Loring's ' Tenderland," Marc 
Wilde's "Intermezzi." John Pasqualettfs "Rite of 
Spring," and Ronn Guid.'s "Trois Gymnopedies," 
Fn/5-Sat/6, 8 30 pm. Paramount Theatre. 2025 
Broadway. Oakl, $2, $6, $8, $9, for further infor¬ 
mation call 465-6400. 

Earthly Co.: grand opening performances for 
the new Earthly Studios, the recently formed SF- 
based dance troupe will present three modern 
works by choreographer-director Sheri Gaia, 
“Starry Night," "Duals," and "Rage" (premiere). 
Fn/5-Sun/7 and Fri/12-SaI/13. 8 30 pm. Earthly 
Studios, 223 Mississippi St. SF, $4 in advance, 
$4 50 at the door, for further information call 626- 


“Dance Extravaganza”: San Franciscans 
for Reasonable Growth present a disco/rock extra¬ 
vaganza to benefit Prop "O". Sat/29. 8:30 pm. the 
Women's Center. 3543 18fh St (near Valencia). SF. 
$3.50. for further information and ticket reserva¬ 
tions call. 566-7050. 

★ Dance Benefit: sponsored by the Potrero 
Hill Tenants Alliance for the San Franciscans for 
Affordable Housing Rent Control Initiative, live 
entertainment featuring Lenny ("Ballad of Dan 
White") Anderson, dancing, food, no host bar, 
Sat/29, 8 pm. Opic Nerve Studio. 141 10th St. SF. 

Ashkenaz Folk Dance Cooperative: 

International folk dance night, Sat/29; Israeli, 
Sun/30; boogie night (salsa), Mon/i, Balkan. Tues/2; 
Near East night, Wed/3, Greek, Thurs/4. Square 
Dancipg with Karana Drayton calling and music by 
the Arkansas Sheiks. Fri/5, lessons (includes party), 
8-9 30 pm. $2. party, 930-late. $1 50, 1317 San 
Pablo Ave .Berk .525-5054 

Fairfax Pavilion Friday Night 

Dances: ongoing dances featuring perfor¬ 
mances by musicians and light-artists. 8 pm- 
midnight, the Fairfax Pavilion, behind Town Hall on 
Bolinas Rd , Fairfax. $5, 332-9100 
Friday Night Dance Jams: at the 
Healing Ourselves Center, free-form dancing to 
taped music. 9-12:30 pm every Friday. 2547 A 8th 
St .Berk .$3. 841-6911 


★ Margaret Jenkins Dance Co: 

presents open rehearsals Tuesday evenings in 
October m preparation for the Company's Home 
Season, questions from the audience and discus¬ 
sion will be encouraged. 7 30-8:30 pm, the Mar¬ 
garet Jenkins Community Performance Space, 
1590 15th St.. SF. free to the public. 863-7580 

★ indicates general admission of $1 or less. 

—Jeannette Doob 



Alexander Technique: a 6-week class on 
how to acquire good habits and incorporate them 
into daily activities, begins Thurs/27. 6:30-8 00 pm, 
Berkeley VMCA, 2001 Allston Way. Berk . $40. 848- 
6800. ext 15. 

An Elegant Evening with King Tut a slide 
lecture by author and ancient historian, Dr Ed¬ 
ward L Jones. Fri/28, 7 pm, the African-American 
Historical and Cultural Sociely, 680 McAllister. SF 
$5. 864-1010 

★ Meditation Class: a lecture senes, ac¬ 
companied by the practice of- meditation .exer¬ 
cises. with Susan Buchner, begins Fri/28, 7 30 pm. 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood Center. 953 DeHaro. SF 
free. 664-3552 

★ Art and Conversation: a program for 
senior citizens, includes light refreshments and a 
guided tour of "Art for Wearing exhibit. Fri/28, 

10 30 am, 4th floor, SF Museum of Modern Art. Van 
Ness at McAllister, SF, free, 863-8800 

Batik: a class to give you the basic tools to be¬ 
gin designing fabric pieces using the batik (wax re¬ 
sist) process, with Shelby Harmon, begins Fn/28. 
9:30-12 30 pm, Falkirk Community Cultural Center. 
1408 Mission. San Rafael, $36. 456-1112. ext 266. 
Hawaii Calls: learn some of the beautiful and 
enchanting hulas of Hawaii, a 10-week class with 
Irene Weed, begins Fri/28. 10:30-11 30 am. Har¬ 
vey Milk Recreational Arts Bldg . 50 Scott. SF. $27. 

Handwriting Analysis: a workshop in 
graphoanalysis. taught by Sister Cecilia Cronin, 
Sat/29. 10 am-4 pm. Bertrand Hall. Dominican Col¬ 
lege, San Rafael, for information, call 457-4440. 
ext 243 

A Woman’s Image Reflected in Her 
Speech a course about how women character¬ 
istically speak and the image they proiect. with 
Carol Fleming, Sat/29. 1 pm, Unitarian Center, 
Franklin at Geary. SF. $5 

The Brain and Consciousness: Karl 

Pribram and Julian Jaynes discuss the latest 
theories and research on awareness and brain 
physiology. Sat/29. 9 30 am-4 pm, UC Extension. 55 
Laguna, SF. $30. 861-6833 

“More Than Simply Shelter...”: a 

workshop designed to explore and model the 
healthful house of the near future, Sat/29. 10 am-4 
pm. 1245 24th Ave . SF. $25 per person, $45 
couples, preregistration required, 681 -6115 
Childbirth Practices: what they are 
where they came from and where they are going, a 
workshop with Suzanne Arms, Sat/29. 10 am-5 pm. 
Holistic Childbirth Institute. 1627 Tenth Ave. SF, 

Back Pain: Frank Wildman, leads a workshop 
on prevention methods and exercises to relieve 
chronic pain and discomfort, Sat/29. 9 30 am-4 30 
pm, UC Extension. 55 Laguna, SF. $25.861-6833. 
Money Matters: a workshop sponsored by 
Options for Women Over 40. Sat/29, 9 am-5 pm, 
Women's Building, 3543 1 8th St.. SF. $40, bring 
brown bag lunch. 641-0718 

Vegetarian Cooking Demonstration: 

sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of SF, 
Sun/30. 5 pm. Real Food Company. 2140 Polk, 
SF. $3 includes samples. 775-6874 
White Elephant Sale: benefit presented 
by Professional Photographers of SF. Sun/30, 9- 

11 am. Preview, 11 am-5 pm. Sale. Fort Mason 
Center, Laguna at Marina. SF. 397-4874 
Introduction to Cervical seit-Exam: 
drop in and learn to use your own speculum. 
Mon/1, 7:30 pm. SF Women's Health Center. 
3789 24th St., SF. $3, 282-6999 

Home and Street Safety for Gays: a 

special program for gay men and lesbians, with 
Donald C. Biggs. Mon/1. 7:30 pm. Newcomer's 
Service. 85 Carl, SF. $2, free to unemployed per¬ 
sons. 566-3336 or 648-5948 

★ Berkeley Career Forum: a weekly 
discussion and support group for people chang¬ 
ing jobs, exploring new careers, Mon/1. 7 30 pm. 
Right Livelihood Associates. Berkeley U-U Fel¬ 
lowship, Cedar at Bonita, Berk , free, 549-2423 
Turf Grasses and Groundcovers for 
Drought-Tolerant Gardens: a lecture by Dave 
Hanson, Agriculture Extension Agent. Tues/2, 10 * 
am. Hall of Flowers, 9th Ave at Lincoln. SF. $3. 

How to Change Relationships: Dr 

John Dusay teaches a new technique called Ego- 
grams. Tues/2, 8 pm, SF Jewish Community Cen¬ 
ter. 3200 California. SF. $3. 346-6040 

Family Nature Night on Games: 

learn a variety of games using nature's rules and 
strategies, and your own senses, Tues/2. 7-8 pm, 
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1176 Emerson, 
Palo Alto. free. 324-8737. 

How to Find the Right Job: a lecture 
by Pat McGee, job counselor Irom Right Liveli¬ 
hood Associates, Tues/2, 8 pm, the Network 
Coffeehouse, 1036 Bush, SF. $1 unemployed, $2 
employed. 989-6097. 

“Games People Play: why do we 

Choose Certain Types of Relationships?'’: a 

lecture on communications between men and 
women, with Carl Levinson. Tues/2, 7 45 pm. SF 
Jewish Community Center, 3200 California, SF. 
$3. 346-6040 

Lifesaving Certification: a^sweek 
class for both Red Cross and YMCA certifica¬ 
tion, begins Tues/2, 7:30-9:30 pm. Central YMCA, 
220 Golden Gate. SF. for information, call 885- 

Stop Smoking Class: a 5-week class 

Mary China, group leader, begins Tues/2, 6 pm, 
Health Center #5, 1351 24th Ave . SF. $8. to pre- 
register, call 661-4400. 

★ Children of Divorce: a lecture by Joan 
Berlin Kelly. Wed/3, 9:30 am, Sutter Auditorium. 
Mount Zion Hospital. 1600 Divasadero. SF. free. 

★ An Early Mongol Capitol in Iran: a 

lecture by Eleanor Sins on recent work at Sultan- 
lyeh. Wed/3, 8 pm. 101 Moffitt Library, UC Berk . 
free. 642-3734. 

★ Overcoming Negative Childhood 
Programming: a lecture, Wed/3, 7 30 pm. Quad- 
rinity Center. 1 005 Sansome. SF, free. 397-0466. 
Pre-Christian Survivals in the seas- 
onal Festivals of Rural Ireland: a lecture on Cel¬ 
tic society past and present by Jim Duran. Wed/3. 
8 pm, Fort Mason Center, Bldg. 312, Laguna at 
Marina. SF. $2.50. 465-5996 
“Meditiation— Add a Little Magic 10 
Your Work Life”: a seminar for working people 
sponsored by S.Y.D.A. Foundation. Wed/3. 7:15- 
9:30 pm, Hyatt on Union Square. Powell at Post, 
SF, $3, for information, call 655-8677 

“What Was Modern in European Sculp¬ 
ture 1918-1945?”: a lecture by Albert E Elsen. 
Wed/3, 7 30-8:30 pm, Herbst Theatre. SF, 
Museum of Modern Art, Van Ness at McAllister, 
SF. $2. 863-8800 

★ Hypertension: a community health edu¬ 
cation lecture. Thurs/4, 12 45-1 45. pm. Si 
Francis Lutheran Church. Creative Retirement 
Program, 1 52 Church, SF, free. 666-2325 

★ Grief and Bereavement: a communi- 
ty health education lecture. Thurs/4. 1 1 am-noon. 

St Philip's Church Senior Club, 725 Diamond, SF. 
free, 666-2325 

Morley Baer: presents a slide show and dis¬ 
cussion of his architectural and environmental 
photography. Thurs/4, 7 30 pm, Studio One. 365 
45th St . Oakl .$2,655-4767 

★ Modern Society and the Treatment of 
Animals: a lecture by Cleveland Amory, Thurs/4. 
7 pm. Fort Mason Center, Bldg 310. Laguna at 
Marina. SF, free. 474-4020. 

★ The All-lnclusiveness of Life: a 

talk by Vimala Thakar, Tues/2. Thurs/4, 7 30 pm, 
Pacific School of Religion. 1798 Scenic Ave . 
Berk .$3 

Trekking in Nepal: a slide lecture by 

Francis Chamberlain. Thurs/4. 8 pm. Room B- 
226, College of the Arts and Humanities, Indian 
Valley Colleges, Ignacio Blvd., Novato. $2. 883- 
2211 . 

★ Great Works: a series on great paint¬ 
ings, sculptures and buildings, led by publisher 
Harry Koch, begins Thurs/4. 2 pm. Stonestown 
Family YMCA. 333 Eucalyptus Drive. SF, free. 

★ Preventive Eye Care Seminar: 

covers the prevention of nearsightedness, nutri¬ 
tion as a factor in our vision, biofeedback, visual 
hygiene and the exercise techniques. Thurs/4, 
7:30 pm, Fort Mason Center. Bldg 312, Laguna 
at Marina. SF, free, 441-5^05 
You and Your Money: a course to ex¬ 
plore emotional and practical money concerns, 
four 2-hour sessions, begins Thurs/4. 7 30-9 30 
pm, Women for Women Educational Center. 421 
Locust. SF, $50, 668-7112 


Ghost Adoption Agency: offers weekly 
classes on the spiritual realm. Wednesdays. 7 30- 
9 pm, classes are being held throughout the Bay 
Area, for information on locations and times, call 

★ indicates general admission of $1 or less. 

— Harriet Salley 



New Horizons: "Beyond Biofeedback 
Elmer and Alyce Green, research team at the 
Menninger Foundation, are pioneers in biofeed- 
back, a method of monitoring" the body to gain 
control of normally unconscious functions They 
examine creativity, meditation, states of con¬ 
sciousness. the role of the mind in cancer 
therapy, self-image and the powers of psychic 
healers and Indian yogis and warn of the public 
misuse of these principles in recent "mind 
training" and hypnotic techniques, noon, KPFA 
94 FM 

Golden Gate Bridge: Harold McClain 
reminisces about the Golden Gate, a bridge he 
helped to build, and Stephen Cassady talks about 
"Spanning the Gate." a book that spans the 
history of the famous bridge, ‘2 pm. KCBS 740 

Oakland A’s: vs Kansas City, 5:10 pm. 
KXRX 1500 AM 

In the Spirit of Yom Kippur: Antici- 
patmg the highest Holy Day of the Jewish 
calender. Karl Haas offers a philosophical look at and its meaning, 7 pm. KQED 88.5 FM 
Giants: vs San Diego Padres in SF, 7 15 pm, 
KNBR 680 AM 

Opera Overture: preview ol me SF Opera s 
live broadcast of "Elektra with recorded ex¬ 
cerpts. 7:30 pm. followed by the opera at 7 50 
pm, KKHI 95 7 FM and 1550 AM 

Science Fiction Theatre: me Bureau 
of Disillusionments vs The Great Garbonzo, or 
Come Back Duke of Earl! " written and produced 
by Tom Lopez. 10:30 pm. KPFA 94 FM 
Hot Canaries: features Eartha Kitt. Elaine 
Stritch and Kaye Ballard. 11 30 pm, KALW 91.7 


Oakland A’s l vs Kansas City. 10:30-am. 
KXRX 1500 AM 

Radio a la Carte: features the best songs 
in France this summer, 5 pm. KQED 88 5 FM 
San Jose State: vs Arizona. 705 pm. 
KXRX 1500 AM 

Golden State Warriors: vs Seattle 
Supersonics. 9 pm. KNBR 680 AM 
Alien Worlds: features "The Himalayan 
Parallel," 9 30 pm. KSFO 560 AM 
Mystery Theatre: presents Passing of 
Black Eagle" by O Henry. 10 pm, KSFO 560 AM 

SUNDAY/30 . 

Oakland A' S: vs Kansas City, 11:10 am. 
KXRX 1500 AM 

Live from the Met: verors oteiio 

simulcast with Channel 9. noon, KQED 88 5 FM 

“Sons and Lovers” Part 4: ciara 

leaves her husband and begins a new Job in the 
factory where Paul works. Although Paul has now 
grown close to both Miriam and Clara, he has no 
physical relationship with either ot them, 8 pm 
and Thurs/4 at 11 pm. KCSM 91 1 FM 

Matthew Manning/Psychic: the 

famed English psychic talks about the nature of 
his powers. 9-11 pm. KALW 91.7 FM 


Options in Education: schooling in 
China, patt I ot VI. 3:30 pm, KQED 88.5 FM 
NFL Football: New England at Green Bay 
6 pm, KCBS 740 AM 

Jazz Alive!: features the Pat Metheny Quar- 

let Dave Friesen and John Stowell Duo, Eber- 
hard Weber and Colours. 10 pm. KQED 88 5 FM 


The Goon Show: The Jet Propelled 
Guided Nalfi." starring Peter Sellers. 12 30 pm, 
KALW91 7 FM 

Golden State Warriors: vs l a Lakers 
at Fresno, 7 30 pm, KNBR 680 AM 
Living On Indian Time: the world as 
seen by Native Americans, 10 pm, KPFA 94 FM 


California Driver: Don Moziey has a 
unique way to save gas with car windows open, 
7.50 pm, KCBS 740 AM 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: 

presents Beethovens "Fidelio" (complete 
opera), performed by soloists Hiidegard Behrens, 
Peter Hoffman, Theo Adams, Hans Sotin. Sona 
Ghazarin, David Kuebler and Gwynne Howell with 
the Chicago Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir 
George Solt: 8 pm, KKHI 95 7 FM and 1550 AM 


Opera Preview: discussion notes and musi¬ 
cal selections designed to heighten the listener's 
enjoyment of the SF Opera s live broadcast of 
' Don Carlo. 8 pm. KKHI 95 7 FM and 1550 AM 
Sears Radio Theater: Love-and-Hate 
night with hostess Cicely Tyson features "A 
Matter of Priorities, starring Peggy Webber and 
Vic Perrin; a new look at life in her small town 
lures a young Hollywood script writer away from 
a promising career in the movie business, 8:06 
pm, KCBS 740 AM 

Not Tonight, I Have a Headache: a 

call-in program on the delights and dilemmas of 
sexuality, ranging Irom the benign to the bizarre, 
hosted by Sue Donati, 10 pm. KPFA 94 FM 

— Fiona Mackenzie 



ASIAN ART MUSEUM: discovering the 

ART OF KOREA, 2 pm, Sat/29-Mon/l. Golden Gate 
Park, near 9th Ave at Lincoln Way, SF, free 
except for price of admission to museum, $1 
adults. 50® youths ages 12-i 7. free to seniors and 
children under age 12. 558-2993 

★ ASHKENAZ ‘Comedy Classics 
features THE COMMITTEE. 1968. THE 
CREDITORS, plus three by Charlie Chaplin THE 
IDLE CLASS, (1922- PAY DAY (1922). and A 
NIGHT AT THE SHOW -1915), 9 pm. Sat/29, 
1317 Sari Pablo near Gilman. Berk , $2 adults, $1 
children. 525-5054 

★ CINEMATHIQUE: "Suzanne Simpson 
Four American Artists with the Filmmaker in 
Person." Suzanne Simpson is a local filmmaker 
who specializes in documentaries on artists, 
program features KARL WIRSUM (1973), ROY 
DE FOREST (1974) HASSEL SMITH (1975), 
MARK Dl SUVERO (1978), 8 pm, Sun/30; "New 
German Filmmakers Presented in Conjunction 
with the SF Art Institute and the Goethe Insti¬ 
tute," 8 pm, Wed/3-Thurs/4. SF Art Institute, 800 
Chestnut. SF, $2 includes coffee. 586-8486 

★ COLE HALL CINEMA: the buddy 

HOLLY STORY, with Gary Busey. 7 and 9 pm. 
Fn/5, UCSF. Medical Sciences Bldg . 513 

Parnassus, SF, $2 general, $1.50 members and 
students, $1 children ages 14 and under, 666- 

INTERSECTION: improvisationai 

Comedy," features comics from the Holy City 
Zoo m a live performance, plus the films. THE 
shorts with Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce. 8 pm, 
Sun/30. 756 Union. SF. $2 adults. $1 children, 

80 LANGTON STREET: presents New 
York filmmaker Red Grooms who introduces 
three films and talks about his work, program 
includes SHOOT THE MOON (1962) FAT FEET 
(1966), plus RED RIDING HOOD (1979), 8 pm, 
Fri/28. Odd Fellows Hall, 3rd Floor, 26 7th St, SF, 
$3 or PAS (plus $1), 626-541 6 Tues -Frir 1 -5 pm 

★ LE CONTE SCHOOL: "La Politique de 
Subversion" (The Politics of Subversion) features 
STATE OF SIEGE (Costa-Gavras). 7:30 pm, 
Fri/28. BATTLE OF ALGIERS (Gillo Pontecorvo), 

7 30 pm, Fri/5. 2241 Russell at Ellsworth, Berk . 
$2 general. $1 students with Merritt College 
Activities Card, for information call Merritt 
College at 531-4911. ext 324 or 325 

Festival, features MINNIE THE MOOCHER. 
RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir. French 
with English subtitles), plus a short based on 
James Thurber's fable. THE UNICORN IN THE 
GARDEN (1958), 8 pm. Fri/5. Noe Valley 
Ministry, 1021 Sanchez at 23rd St . SF. $2 
general, $1 50 members, $1 seniors, 75® children 
ages 12 and under, 282-5354 

Larissa Shepltko (1939-1979)." features THE 
ASCENT (Larissa Shepitko. 1977, USSR English 
titles), with Boris Plotnikov. Vladimir Gostjuhin, 
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Meditations on 
Duck’s Breath, 
an old French clown 
and Peter Pan 


Robert Patrick, Theatre Rhinoceros, 
Goodman Building. 1115 Geary (at Van 
Ness). SF. Thurs.-Sat. through Oct. 13, 

I am peculiarly partial to Robert 
Patrick’s Kennedy's Children , 
partly because it is a peculiar play. 
It’s a series of intercut monologues 
given by the six characters. There is 
no dialogue and no plot. At no 
point does any character address or 
interact with another. Patrick, 
establishes vivid and believable 
characters, yet the form of the play 
results in a flood of words—and 
these words have a brilliance and 
power of their own, independent of 
the actor or the production. The 
plav exists for me like a beloved mu¬ 
sical score that I am delighted to get 
a chance to hear in a new interpre¬ 

The play is an elegant variation 
on the confessional play set in a bar. 
As in other bar plays, the characters 
dig into themselves deeper and 
deeper as they get drunker and 
drunker, hut Patrick is dealing 
with an issue larger than the indi¬ 
vidual Ifves portrayed onstage. The 
monologues are unified hv a single 
theme: the 1960s. It’s as if someone 
has asked, just before the beginning 
of the play, “Where did the Sixties 

A secretary tells us about the 
dream of an ideal America shat¬ 
tered by the assassination of John F. 
Kennedy. A young Vietnam 
veteran reads from his war diary. A 
beautiful would-be actress and sex 
symbol tells about her defeat in the 
sexual jungle of New York City. An 
ex-hippie radical activist talks 
about her disillusion and her boy¬ 
friend’s paranoid madness. A gay 
actor (partly Robert Patrick him¬ 
self) describes the brief golden age 
of the first Off-Off Broadway thea¬ 
ter, ending in horrifying tragedy 
(the episode is based on the famed 
Caffe Cino and Joe Cino’s suicide 
after the death of his lover). 

Each account of the Sixties is al¬ 
most totally unlike and unrelated 
to any of the others. A tacit theme 
of the play, embodied in its form, is 
the disunity of America in the Six¬ 
ties. In the newly revised version of 
the play being presented by the 
Theatre Rhinoceros, Patrick has 
added a child of the Seventies, the 
bartender. His involvement in a 
wild life of drugs and sexual affairs 
(one with a woman and one with a 
man) is shown to he a panic- 
stricken retreat from a present state 
of the world too frightening to face. 

Yes, it isa play that shakes you up 
and drains you emotionally, hut 
don’t avoid it because of this. It is 
also, like all of Patrick’s plays, bril¬ 
liantly funny and rich in the details 
of life and of our culture. To avoid 
it would be like refusing to listen to 

The Theatre 1 Rhinoceros pro¬ 
duction, directed by Allan Estes, 
works very well for the most pa^t 

and manages to sustain the high 
emotionality of the climactic se¬ 
quences. It’s their best work so far, 
and it is,a real pleasure to watch a 
young group find its way and 
grow . Charlie Hut ford as the actor 
is the best I’ve seen him. He uses the 
intense undercurrent of hysteria in 
his voice more wisely and more 
sparingly than in his previous per¬ 
formances, saving it for when it 
counts and making it pay off very 
well. Kate Flatland as the ex-hippie 
activ ist is wonderf ully real for most 
of the play, but goes a hit too far at 
the climax of her monologue, losing 
her lines in unintelligible wailing 
and blubbering. Kathleen Murphy 
as the secretary starts out too 
briskly to he believable, hut her 
character grows during the course 
of the play and involves us. Terry 
Ross as the would-be sex idol 
earned applause at the end of one of 
her speeches on opening night, and 
Martin Xero as the Vietnam 
veteran delivers his harrowing tale 
convincingly. Randy Bennett, 
who took on the role of the bar¬ 
tender a week before opening, be- 
traved some nervousness in the 
jerkinessof his movements hut suc¬ 
ceeded in establishing his character 
reasonably well. 

I have only two general quarrels 
with Estes’s direction. First, he 
occasionally has too much extra ac¬ 
tivity onstage, and this detracts 
from some of the monologues. 
Second, he has the characters inter¬ 
act physically from time to time, 
when, to me, a major point ol the 
play is that the characters do not 
relate to one another. In this latter 
point I seem to he in disagreement 
with the playwright, by the wav, 
w ho directed his play last June in 
New York: it was an intriguing, ec¬ 
centric performance (rather like a 
Glenn Gould interpretation) and 
included a great deal of psychologi¬ 
cal and physical interaction 
between the characters. 

THEATRE, Great American Music 
Hali, SF, Sept. 15, on the eve of a 
nationwide tour. 

o begin with, I know you’re 
not supposed to think about 
Duck's Breath. I also admit that 1 
did not stay for their second set 
Saturday night at the Great 
American Music Hall. 

It was all my fault and not theirs. 
The rest of the audience was gob¬ 
bling up the nonsense gleefully and 
having a great time. But 1 was tired 
and in a rare brown study. I could 
not get into the show. My thoughts 
combined several strands, starting 
with I) very mixed feefings about 
the new black play I had just come 
from at the Western Addition Cul 
tural Center (John Hatch’s Episode 
From an Ancient Script)—earnest, 
primitive and tedious, yet reaching 
for and nearly touching something 
1 respect enormously: the collective 
experience and sensibility of a peo¬ 
ple; and 2) how I handled the situa¬ 

tion a half hour before when two 
black youths offered to heat me into 
a bloody pulp for what they 
correctly took to he evidences of my 
sexual orientation. 

So the show starts. Two jocks 
come out wearing dresses, "claiming 
to he from the Transvestite 
Farmers Association of Iowa. It s 
good-natured jock fun. But I don’t 
laugh. Am I losing my sense of hu¬ 
mor? What a delicate thing humor 

Flashback: 1972, Damariscotta, 
Maine. The old community movie 
house. “Laugh!" I nudge my wife 

— “Isn’t it funny?” On the screen 
Charlie Chaplin rollerskates, 
blindfolded, apparently oblivious 
to the fact that his backward circles 
carry him to the very edge ol a 20- 
foot drop-off. “No,” she says, “it's 
too much like life." The rest of 
Modern Times suddenly becomes a 
horror movie.' It’s too much like 

A Duck's Breath joke: “Lack ol 
brains! He's a typical deficient per¬ 
sonality. the type you see walking 
around laundromats every day.” A 
roar of laughter from the hoard of 
young people out having a good 
time at $5 each. I think of the fat 
old woman who comes into the 
laundromat and offers to read my 
palm. If this is humor, it’s not my 

Kind" [Middle English kynd(e), 
kindle). Old English cynd, ge- 
cynd(e), birth, nature, race.] What 
is mv kind? Flashback one week: a 
semi-secret sneak preview of a 
work in progress, advertised only 
hv a single poster on a lamppost at 
9th and Folsom. It's the closest I 
have ever come to the roots ol thea¬ 
ter as community ritual, the most 
numinous theater I have ever ex¬ 
perienced. My kind. 

Can differing kinds communi¬ 
cate with each other? 

Yes. I think of some of the skits in 
the Asian American Workshop’s re¬ 
cent review: humor that is subtle 
and suggestive of many possibili¬ 
ties, and with which I feel com¬ 
fortable because there are no jokes 
putting down anybody else. 

But Duck’s Breath is not really 
putting down any nationality, re¬ 
ligion, sex or sexual orientation or 
anything like that. They know bet¬ 
ter (and heaven knows not all com¬ 
edians do). Sure, here they are 
jumping around and mugging in a 
parody of ethnic dances (Scottish. 
Turkish, Iranian and Paraguayan) 

— hut it’s not offensive to anybody. 

But it’s still not my kind of hu¬ 
mor. Its basic message is: “I’m nor¬ 
mal. Anybody differing from me is 
a joke." In a mild form, it is the hu¬ 
mor of the oppressor — or, at least, 
the humor of those born to power, 
though they might well be uncon- 
sciousof this as to them their power 
is part of their normality. They are 
not publicly scorned or arrested 
and beaten for wearing dresses. 
They do not suffer deficient per¬ 
sonalities. They are not “ethnics." 

So at halftime, I leave and wan¬ 
der down O'Farrell Street thinking 
about it all. Just thinking about 
their title, summing it all up: 
Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre. 

Sure, it's theater. No. it has 
nothing to do with mystery in any 
sense. And the "Duck’s Breath" — 
well, that’s typical of one of the 
mainstays of their humor: ludi¬ 
crous incongruity. 

But in my overlv serious mood. 

. even that turns inside out for me. 
Ducks do breathe. So do trails- 

TERYEAR. Created and performed 
by Leonard Pitt, at the Marina Theatre, 
Bldg. 310. Ft. Mason. Bay and Laguna 
Streets, SF. Fri-Sun. evenings through 
Sept. 30,848-5396. 

vestitrs, farmers, Iowans, Scots, 
Turks, Iranians and Paraguayans. 
So do earnest young black play¬ 
wrights and so do queer bashers. 
And breath is sacred. At the very 
least, it’s a sign of life; it’s a symbol 
of commonality; some people 
called primitives equate the breath 
with the soul. What’s funny about 
duck’s breath? Yes, it’s odd to think 
about at first. But isn't laughing 
about that a bit like a child’s laugh¬ 
ing at the first effeminate man or 
masculine woman he or she sees? 
Or a white child making “Chinese 

My kind are .odd people, and we 
know that there is no normality. 

Home, still wondering about 
what has happened to my sense of 
humor. I reassure myself that I still 
have one by thumbing through 
Tristram Shandy— a great book of 
odditites, my kind of book. 

“I want you to call the new 
dance ‘Jenny,’ ” I say to my kind of 
lover, who creates dances. And I 
reread my favorite passage, ad¬ 
dressed to “my dear Jenny.” It's 
fanciful, sensuous and terribly 
poignant, and it ends in a joke: 
“Now, for what the world thinks of 
that ejaculation— I would not give 
a groat.” 

— Robert Chesley 

A s the aging French clown, 
Doppo. mime Leonard 
Pitt gives a rich and splendid 
performance. Departing from 
classical mime, in which the 
performer is silent, Pitt uses 
language (in this case, French) 
in conjunction with his body to 
convey character. 

Doppo is a proud and 
endearing old man whose spirit 
dwells in his youth when he was 
a strong and agile clown and his 
legs were as powerful as those of 
of an elephant. His belongings 
— an old birdcage inhabited by 
an imaginary bird (Napoleon) 
and ancient traveling bags— are 
the artifacts of memory. The 
music that once accompanied 
his movement acrossa high wire 
pours forth from a battered 

The whimsy and wistfulness 
of this piece emerge from the 
obvious disparity between 
Doppo’s present state of 
physical deterioration and his 
lingering sense of himself as a 
facile clown. In his near- 
blindness, he mistakes his toes 
for mushrooms and is unable to 
step down from a stool without 
the aid of an audience member. 
One wonders if Napoleon exists 
in Doppo’s imagination, the 
imagination of the audience, or 

Pitt is a masterful performer 
able to express a vast spectrum 
of character qualities by the 
precise and fluid^articulation of 
his body and the use of a hand- 
carved three-quarter wooden 
mask. One hand carries on a 
conversation with the other as 
Doppo darts from one object of 
interest to another. Pitt’s nimble 

Wendy (Mary Valentino) Is a groupie, and Peter (Rhonda Zirkle) 
is a rock star In Les Nickelettes’ “Peter Pan: A New Wave Fairy Tale.' 

transitions provide many 
pleasing surprises and his 
Doppo is a genuinely loveable 
and irascible fellow. 

Pitt’s 20/9 Blake —his most 
recent performance prior to 
Doppo —toured EuFope and 
the U.S. in addition to its suc¬ 
cessful San Francisco engage¬ 

You need not understand a 
word of French to follow 
Doppo. However, Pitt’s usage is 
so rudimentary that those with 
just a vear of French behind 
them will think themselves 

FAIRYTALE. Book and lyrics by 
Les Nickelettes. music by Richard 
Burnley. Performed by Les Nickelettes 
at Studio Eremos, 401 Alabama (at 
17th St.) SF, Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 7, 

n the most up-to date and 
inventive version of Peter 
Pan I’ve ever seen, Peter and 
V.D. the Pirate Queen—two 
well-known rock stars—com¬ 
pete for groupies, power, and 
fame at the Never Never Land 
Rock Palace, as Tiger Lily toils 
selflessly to raise funds for Indi¬ 
an Causes. 

Will Peter overcome V.D. in 
the camp battle of the century? 
Will Wendy get her man? Will 
Tinkerbell—having openly 
admitted “it’s not easy being a 

fairy”—receive sufficient 
clap(s) to restore her to life? 

Created and performed by 
Les Nickelettes—a troupe of 
eight talented women who've 
been strutting their stuff around 
the Bay Area for the past several 
years— Peter Pan is 'outrageous, 
dirty and very funny. Denise 
Larson has directed with 
vitality and freshness. 

The many musical numbers, 
composed by Richard Burnley 
with lyrics by Les Nickelettes 
and fine musical direction by 
Liza Kitchell, are clever, 
spirited and energetically per¬ 
formed. Members of the troupe 
are Jane Huether, Monica 
Gurney, Mary Valentino, 
Rhonda Zirkle, Amy Ryder, 
Lauren Cloud, Virginia 
Lombard and Ellin Stein. 

Being somewhat in the 
tradition of the let’s-have-fun- 
and-put-on-a-play genre of 
theatre, Peter Pan is not your 
most polished work and, for the 
verv same reasons, does not 
suffer from the restrict ions often 
imposed on more self¬ 
consciously serious Drama. The 
right-on pop humor derives 
from the trendv and the timely 
and is positively superior. 

Like all good fairytales, this 
one has a happy and satisfying 
ending. As Peter so aptly puts it. 
they're,“all off the same wall." 

— Barbara Graham 




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ALHAMBRA (i) escape from alca- 

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Blier, 1979), with Gerard Depardieu, Patrick 
Deweare and Carol Laure. 1:30, 4 45 and 8:15, plus 
FEMMES FATALES (Bertrand Blier, 1976). 3 15, 
645 and 10:15, Wed/3 THE TAMING OF THE 
SHREW (Franco Zeffirelli. 1967), with Elizabeth 
Taylor and Richard Burton, 9:30, plus A LITTLE 
NIGHT MUSIC (Harold Prince. 1978). with Eliza¬ 
beth Taylor. Diana Rigg and Hermione Gingold, 
7:15, Thurs/4, THE SEVEN SAMURAI (Akira Kuro¬ 
sawa, 1954, Japan), with Toshiro Mitune and Taka- 
shi Shimura, 7 and 9 45. Fri/5. 

CENTO CEDAR: orchestra rehear- 

SAL (Federico Fellini), daily at 6:05, 8 and 9:55, 
with matinees Wed .Sat.-Sun at 2 15 and 4 10. 
CINEMA 21 ALIEN, weekdays al 7:30 and 
9:45, Fri. at 6, 8 15 and 10:30, Sat.-Sun. at 1.3.15, 
5 30, 8 and 10:15. 

CLAY: Monthy Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, daily 
at 12:30, 2.15, 4, 545, 7:30 and 9:15, with late 
shows Fri -Sal at 11 

daily at 7:15 and 9:15, with matinees Sat -Sun. at 1, 
305 and 5 15 

Northern Lights: 

A progressive film with 
popular appeal 


directed and edited by John Hanson 
and Rob Nilsson. At the Surf Theatre, SF. 

I t had its world premiere in 
Crosby, North Dakota—the 
only world premiere ever held in 
Crosby. It played in festivals from 
Mannheim to Los Angeles. Then, 
this past spring, it won the Best 
First Feature award at Cannes. 
And now. Northern Lights , a pro¬ 
duction of San Francisco’s own 
Cine Manifest, comes home to the 
Bay Area to begin a first-run 
engagement at the Surf Theatre. 
Inspirational stories may be rare 
these days, but Northern Lights 
offers two: one the story of its 
making, the other, the story that is 
told on the screen. Both are tales of 
bucking th^jystem. 

Co - writers - directors - editors 
John Hanson and Rob Nilsson 
began Northern Lights in 1974. 
Beyond sharing roles as film¬ 
makers, the two men had the 
commonality of Scandinavian 
ancestry and childhoods spent in 
the Midwest—Hanson hailing 
from North Dakota, Nilsson from 
northern Wisconsin (with a grand¬ 
father who happened to he North 
Dakota's first filmmaker). The sub¬ 
ject for the film grew out of Han¬ 
son's interest in the transformation 
of his state from a land of small 
family farms to a haven for agri¬ 
business. Digging into the area’s 
past, he unearthed a long history of 
labor struggles— and one big grass¬ 
roots victory. 

In 1915, the beleagured farmers 
banded together to form the 
Nonpartisan League—an 
organization designed to protect 
the farmers against the powerful 
interestsof the railroads, banks and 
Eastern capitalists. The results was 
one of the strongest Populist move¬ 
ments in this country's history—a 
movement that eventually reached 
13 states. Then, in the Twenties 
and Thirties, divisiveness and 
corruption set in. By 1956, the radi¬ 
cal members of the league forced a 
last-ditch merger with the Demo¬ 
cratic Party. Hanson and Nilsson 
decided to fot'us their attention on 

the League's inception rather than 
on its troubled progression. They 
wanted to make a hopeful film. 

Funded by the North Dakota 
Committee for the Humanities and 
Public Issues, Northern Lights was 
filmed on location in Divide 
County, with many of the local 
larmers playing roles, providing 
props and costumes or offering ad¬ 
vice on matters of authenticity. 
(There are only four professional 
actors in the film.) It was decided 
that interior scenes involving the 
main family of characterswould be 
filmed in San Francisco at David 
Schickele’s -pre-earthquake house 
in the Upper Fillmore. Two North 
Dakota couples (Ray and Helen 
Ness and Mable and Thorbjorn 
Rue), who make their acting 
debuts play ing relatives of the hero¬ 
ine, were jlown to San Francisco 
for a week of filming. The intensity 
of involvement of the nonprofes¬ 
sionals was a continual source of 
amazement to professional actors- 
like leading man Bob Behling. 
“One day I watched Helen Ness do 
a scene where- she has to break 
down crying. A lot of actors train 
for years in sense-memory work to 
do such a scene. After Helen was 
finished, I asked her what she did to 
make the scene work. 'Well, I think 
of something sad,’ she said simply. ” 

If the film's nonprofessional 
actors suggested anew the neorea¬ 
lists'claim for their supremacy over 
posturing movie stars, a feisty old 
Socialist named Henry Martinson 
really took the cake. In his 96 years, 
Martinson has been a homesteader. 
Secretary of the Socialist Party, 
Nonpartisan League organizer. 
Labor Commissioner of NORTH 
Dakota, poet, historian and all 
around rabble-rouser. Hanson and 
Nilsson decided he would be the 
perfect narrator for the film, and so 
they devised a prologue and epi¬ 
logue to feature him. (They are 
presently editing a documentary 
called Survivor about Martinson's 

Because funding for Northern 
Lights came in increments, the 
filmmakers found themselves 
expanding some scenes and adding 
others as they went along. Duties 
Shared by Hanson and ‘Nilsson 

CORONET : SOLDIER of ORANGE, daily al 7 
and 9 45, with matinees Wed , Sat Sun at 1:30 
and 4 15 

EGYPTIAN : call theater for titles and times 
EMPIRE: (I) ROCKY II, weekdays at 9. Sat.-Sun 
at 4 10 and 8 45, plus THE GREAT TRAIN 
ROBBERY , weekdays at 7. Sat.-Sun at 2 and 
6:30. (2) MANHATTAN, opens Fri/28, weekdays at 
7 15 and 9, Sat -Sun at 2 15, 4. 5 45. 7:30 and 9 20. 
(3) YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, weekdays at 9 
Sat -Sun at 2. 5 45 and 9:30, plus THE WORLD'S 
GREATEST LOVER, weekdays at 7 15, Sat.-Sun 
at 4 and 7:45 

FOUR STAR: la cage aux folles 

(BIRDS OF A FEATHER) (Edouard Molinaro. 
1979, France), with Ugo Tognazzi and Michel 
Serrault. daily at 6:30, 8 30 and 10:30. with mati¬ 
nees Wed , Sat.-Sun. at 2:30 and 4 30 
mino. 1978), wilh Robed DeNiro and Christopher 
Walken, plus THE BIG FIX (Jeremy Paul Kagan. 
1978), with Richard Dreyfuss, runs through Sat/29; 
HIGH SOCIETY (Charles Wallers, 1956). with Bing 
Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Louis Arm- 
(Stanley Donen. 1955), Stanley Donen, 1955). with 
Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey. Sun/30-Tues/2 THE 
WOMEN (George Cukor, 1939)/ with Norma 
Shearer. Joan Crawford. Rosalind Russell, Joan 

were divided up according to their 
specific strengths. Hanson wrote 
the script and directed the actors, 
while Nilsson critiqued the 
writing, directed the cinematogra¬ 
phy (of Judy Irola) and, in general, 
attended to the more technical 
aspects of production. The film 
took three years to make and ended 
up costing the penny-pinching 
figure of $330,000 (plus 
deferrments). And then, in keeping 
with the Populist spirit of the 
project, the Cine Manifest team 
took the finished movie back to the 
people whose lives it touched. They 
gave the film a gala opening in 
Crosby and soon had it hooked into 
half of North Dakota’s 80 theatres. 
As Amanda Spake has reported 
(Mother Jones, January 1979), in 
some places the film even outdrew 
Star Wars. 

Northern Lights opens with 
Martinson telling us that he “wants 
to put down a good yarn about 
those old times." He sits down at 
the typewriter aided by a diary 
belonging to one Ray Sorenson and 
startshis story. 

We are in North Dakota in 1915. 
40 yea rs after L itt le Bighorn. Fields 
of wheat dance in the wind, and 
the endless sky seems to reach right 
down and touch the earth. One 
feels an awesome spaciousness and 
an expectant quiet. To live here, 
one could not easily forget that 
nature's beauty is often harsh and 
its force humbling. Judy Irola’s 
black-and-white cinematography 
frames a portrait of the American 
landscape akin to what Nestor Al- 
mendros brought to Days of 
Heaven, except that Irola's is less 
grandiloquent, less precious. In 
Days of Heaven, people were 
dwarfed by the landscape—the 
characters' fates seemed almost be¬ 
yond their control, bound up in 
some plague of nature. Northern 
Lights expresses the humanistic 
opposite: it’s a very people-oriented 
film. The characters struggle with 
an often inhospitable natural 
world, but they also struggle 
against social conditions that keep 
them down. And the point is that 
they do struggle. We come to know 
why these people are stoic and 
crabbed and tactiturn in a way that 
we’ll never understand the poetic- 
ciphers that dominate Days of 
Heaven. And when the characters 
speak in the language of their Nor¬ 
wegian ancestors, seeming to usher 
us into a Bergman film or Jan 
Troell’s The New Land, their 
temperaments link up with a 
specific Northern European 

Just as the political side of this 
film is not allowed to dwarf the 
aesthetic, so the drama is carefully 
balanced between the personal and 

LADELPHIA STORY (George Cukor. 1940), with 
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Wed/3-Sat/6. 
call theater for times 

GHIRARDELLI: A little romance, daily 

at 3.10. 5.15. 7:25 and 9'30, with matinees Sat- 
Sun at 1 

GRANADA: call theater for titles and times. 
KOKUSAI: tora san love song (Yoji va- 

mada), w>th Kiyoshi Atsumi and Junko Ikeuchi, plus 
KILL THAT SHADOW, with Tetsuro Tamba, runs 
through Tues/2. THE PHOENIX (Kon Ichikawa), 
with Tomisaburo Wakayama, Masao Kusakan and 
Tatsuya Nakadai. plus TRAIL OF BLOOD #3 
(Kazuo Ikehiro), with Yoshio Harada and Atsuo 
Nakamura, Wed/3-Tues/9, call theater for times. 
(Colme Serreau, 1978. France), with Sami Frey, 
daily at 7:15 and 9:30. with matinees Wed , Sat - 
Sun at 1, 3 and 5. 

METRO 1: THEWANDERERS, daily at 7:30 and 
9:45, with matinees Sat-Sun at 1 10. 3:15 and 

METRO II: young Frankenstein, daily at 

7 and 9 10. with matinees Sat-Sun. at 12:30. 2:40 
and 4:50 

NEW MISSION: north Dallas forty, 

plus BLOODLINE, opens Fri/28, call theater for 

NORTH POINT: apocalypse now, daily 
al and 11 

PARKSIDE: same time next year, with 

Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda, 8 45. plus HOUSE 
CALLS, with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson, 
7 and 10 55, Thurs/27-Fri/28. THE SONG RE¬ 
MAINS THE SAME, with Led Zeppelin, 3, 6:30 and 
10, plus JIMI PLAYS BERKELEY, 2. 5 30. 9 and 
12:25, Sat/29 HEAVEN CAN WAIT, with Warren 
Beatty and Julie Christie, 1:40. 5:10 and 8:45, 
Sun/30, 8 45, Tues/2-Wed/3, plus HAROLD AND 
MAUDE, with Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon. 3:30, 7 
and 10:35. Sun/30, 7 and 10 35. Tues/2-Wed/3. 
GIRLFRIENDS (Claudia Weill), with Melanie May- 
ron and Eli Wallach, 9. plus WOMEN IN LOVE 
(Ken Russell), with Alan Bates, Oliver Reed and 
Glenda Jackson. 6 45 and 10:40, Thurs/4-Fri/5 
PLAZA: ( 1 ) THE MUPPET MOVIE, daily at 6. 
7:55 and 9:45, with matinees Sat.-Sun. at 2:15 and 
4:05, (2) ANIMAL HOUSE, opens Fri/28, daily at 
5:40. 7:45 and 9:50, with matinees Sat.-Sun at 1.30 
and 3:35. 

REGENCY I: time after time, opens 
Fri/28. call theater for times. 

REGENCY 2: abba, call theater for times. 
der, 1944), with Barbara Stanwyck. Fred MacMur- 
ray and Edward G. Robinson, plus THE GLASS 
KEY (Stuart Heisler, 1942), with Alan Ladd. Veroni- 

Susan Lynch brings a homespun beauty and tender strength 
to her portrayal of the young farmer’s wife, Inga. 

the social. The story of the forma¬ 
tion of the Nonpartisan League is 
filtered through the relationship of 
the farmer Ray Sorenson (Bob 
Behling) and his fiancee Inga 
Olsness (Susan Lynch). When the 
first dissident farmers come to Ray 
to enlist his support, he acts the 
rugged individualist who has 
chosen to keep his distance. We see 
him growing more and more frus¬ 
trated. We also see that he expects 
his pluck to carry him, and his love 
for Inga to be a balm to heal all 
wounds. And then, the local bank 
forecloses on Inga’s father’s farm, 
and she is forced to go to a nearby 
town to stay with relatives. The 
world keeps getting in the way of 
Ray’s dreams. Slowly, he comes to 
see that there is no way to avoid 
entering the fray. There may not be 
much you can do about a blizzard 
that comes out of nowhere to ruin 
vour crop, but there is something to 
be done about exploitatively high 
mortgage rates and grain prices set 
at levels amenable only to a few 
Eastern industrialists. Ray 
recognizes the Nonpartisan League 
as a way to regain some control 
over his life. Meanwhile, Inga must 
reconcile the moral necessity of 
Ray’s turning to politics with her 
own needs. Where is her place? 
What good is f ighting all her life for 
a better life and never getting to 
live it? 

There is a fine,* 
ligenee to this film which only lends 
weight to its message of political 

affirmation. Of great aid in this 
regard are the performances of Bob 
Behling as Ray and Susan Lynch as 
Inga. Behling captures Ray’s 
brooding side, as well as his quiet 
charm and flowering integrity. 
Lynch gives Inga a homespun 
beauty and tender strength. And 
there are individual scenes that 
haunt the memory: the farmers 
threshing wheat while a blizzard 
rages; Inga and Ray playing hide- 
and-seek in a barn; Ray morosely 
drunk and yowling in the dark, a 
lamp in his hand, and the moon a 
little light in the black sky. 

There are flaws. The middle of 
the picture sags a bit, and since the 
pace is leisurely to begin with, this 
is temporarily disconcerting. And 
then Joe Spano (as Ray’s brother) 
mars an otherwise skillful 
performance by speaking his 
English with a thick accent that 
seems meant to be Norwegian but 
that sounds Irish. (He talks like he 
just got off the boat.) But, in gen¬ 
eral, one feels that, with Northern 
Lights , the Cine Manifest company 
has realized their uncommon goal: 
“to make a progressive film for a 
mass audience.” 


REHEARSAL. Something of a sur¬ 
prise—a short, lean fable from a 
director given to elephantine three- 
ring circuses of depravity. Gone are 
fhe orgiastic groupings of 

ca Lake. Brian Donlevy and William Bendix, runs 
through Sat/29: THE CORN IS GREEN (Irving 
Rapper. 1945). with Bette Davis, plus JOHNNY 
BELINDA (Jean Negulesco, 1948), with Jane Wy¬ 
man, Sun/30-Tues/2, THE BLUE ANGEL (Josef 
Von Sternberg, 1930), with Marlene Dietrich and 
Emil Jannings. plus MAYERLING (Anatole Litvak. 
1937), with Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux, 
Wed/3-Sat/6, call theater for times. 

ROXIE: THE DEVILS (Ken Russell, 1971), with 
Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, 6 and 9:55, 
plus PERFORMANCE (Nicolas Roeg and Donald 
Cammell, 1969), with Mick Jagger, James Fox and 
Anita Pallenberg, 8, Fri/28-Sat/29. with Sat matinee 
at 4 05; CEDDO (Ousmane Sembene. 1977, in 
Wolof with English subtitles). 9:15, Sun/30-Mon/1, 
with Sun matinee at 4 45, plus XALA (Ousmane 
Sembene. 1974, French with English subtitles), 
with Seun Samb, 7. Sun/30-Mon/1. "A May 21st 
Defense Fund Benefit for Those Arrested at the 
City Hall Riot Following the Dan White Verdict." 
features THE LAST SUPPER (Tomas Gutierrez 
Alea, 1976, Cuba). 8:30. plus ONE WAY OR 
ANOTHER (Sara Gomez Yara, 1974), 7 and 10:30, 
Tues/2. $2 50 admission; LULU (Ronald Chase 
1977), 8:15, plus SALOME (Alla Nazimova, 1922), 
7 and 9:55, Wed/3-Thurs/4; BEAT THE DEVIL 
(John Huston, 1954), with Humphrey Bogart, Peter 
Lorre and Gina Lolabridgida. 6 45 and 10:15, plus 

continued next page _ 

hem aphrodites, dwarfs and fat 
women in this 72-minute film 
made by the maestro for Italian 
TV. An orchestra rehearsal breaks 
down into the petty bickering of its 
members, each of whom needs to 
assert the individuality and 
uniqueness of his or her instrument 
and position in the group, but each 
of whom lapses into assertions of his 
or her superiority. Meanwhile, the 
German conductor tries to remain 
in unifying control. Is this a viable 
metaphor for the decline of the 
West? What does the ending mean? 
Is it reactionary or just realistic? 
There is definitely food for cocktail 
party conversation here. 

LIFE OF BRIAN . Hilarious, 
essential sacrilege. The greatest 
story ever told gets its come¬ 
uppance at the hands of the Monty 
Python team. 

auteur Russ Meyer’s Tex-Mex 
tribute to Our Town, complete 
with an all-knowing narrator w ho 
takes us on a nonstop tour of bed¬ 
banging concupiscence. Meyer is 
such an up-front, flagrantly 
talented dirty old man that he 
almost redeems himself. Not that 
he’d care. No one should go 
through life without seeing at least 
one Russ Meyer film. 

old-fashioned World War II 
hokum in which the Dutch 
resistance triumphs over the Nazis. 
The film offers a view of war as 
romantic heroism that can only 
seem poignantly nostalgic after one 
experiences the harrowing moral 
ehaosof Apocalypse Now. 

WHY NOT. Coline Serreau’s 
warm, appropriately messy tale of 
a bi-sexual menage a trois— and 
then some. San Franciscans should 
take particularly kindly to this 

(MalcolmMcDowell) rideshistime 
machine to San Francisco in 1979 
in pursuit of Jack the Ripper 
(David Warner). While there (or 
rather here) he falls in hive with the 
sort of emancipated modern 
woman (Mary Steenburgen) that 
the real-life Wells longed for. 
Nicholas (The Seven Per-Cent 
Solution) Meyer has an entertain¬ 
ing gift for taking famous people 
into the realm of the hypothetical. 
His what-if game with Wells is 
winningly acted hv McDowell and 
by the fresh and funny 
Steenburgen, though Meyer’s 
direction is less than inspired, and 
the special effects make one long for 
a rerun of George Pal's The Time 

Next week: Apocalypse NowH 

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films I’ve seen in years... a must see.” 

St mis Icrkcl. Author ot Hurt/ Times and Working 

. a small miracle... one of this year s 

real discoveries.” Chicago Sun 

Golden Camera 
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Cannes Film 
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THE AFRICAN QUEEN (John Huston, 1952) with 
Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, 8:25, 
Fri/5-Sat/6. with Sat, matinee at 4:45; "Late Show," 
teatures ROCK *N‘ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, mid¬ 
night, every Sat 


call theater tor times. 

ST. FRANCIS: (1) JAGUAR LIVES, daily at 
11 40, 3 10, 6 40 and 10 10. plus BRUCE LEE, 
THE MAN AND THE MYTH, daily at 1:20 , 4 50 
and 8:20. (2) ANIMAL HOUSE, opens Fri/28. daily 
at 11 45. 3 40 and 7:30, plus WHICH WAY IS UP? 
daily at 1 45.5:40 and 9:30 
STAGE DOOR: closed for renovation 
STRAND: NORMA RAE (Martin Ritt), with Sally 
Field, 115, 5:20 and 9:30, plus JULIA (Fred Zinne- 
man), with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave. 
11:10, 3:15 and 7:25. Fri/28. MEATBALLS (Ivan 
Reitman), with Bill Murray. 11:10, 4:30 and 9:50, 
Kramer), with Spencer Tracy. 1:50 and 7:10, plus 
THE 3 STOOGES, 12:50 and 6 10, Sat/29; 
BONNIE AND CLYDE (Arthur Penn), with Warren 
Beatty and Faye Dunaway, 1 and 9, BADLANDS 
(Terrence Malick), with Martin Sheen and Sissy 
Spacek, 11 10 and 7:20. IN COLD BLOOD 
(Richard Brooks), with Robert Blake and Scott 
Wilson, 4:50, plus DEATH WISH (Michael Winner), 
with Charles Bronson, 3:05, Sun/30; A VERY 
NATURAL THING (C. Larkin). 11:15, 2:50, 6:25 
and 10. plus WORD IS OUT (Peter Adair), 12:50, 
4 25 and 8. Mon/1 DEATH ON THE NILE (John 
Guillerman), with Peter Ustinov and Bette Davis, 
1115. 4 10 and 9. plus MURDER ON THE 
ORIENT EXPRESS (Sidney Lumet), with Albert 
Finney, 1:50 and 6:50, Tues/2; NEWSFRONT 
(Phillip Noyce), 1 15, 5:10 and 9:05, plus THE 
FRONT (Martin Ritt). with Woody Allen and Zero 
Mostel. 11:25, 3:25 and 7:25, Wed/3; WHEN 
WOMEN HAD TAILS, with Senta Berger, 11 15, 
2:45, 6:15 and 9:45, plus BARBARELLA (Roger 
Vadim), with Jane Fonda. 1, 4:30 and 8, Thurs/4; 
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Alan Parker), with John 
Hurt and Brad Davis, 1 15. 5:20 and 9:25, plus 
FORTUNE AND MEN’S EYES (Harvey Hart), with 
Michael Greer and Wendell Burton, 11 20, 3:25 and 
7 30. Fri/5; "Late Show," teatures THE ROCKY 
HORROR PICTURE SHOW, midnight, every Fri - 

daily at 7:15 and 9:15, with matinees Wed . Sat- 
Sun. at 1:15, 3;15 and 5:15 
VOGUE PEPPERMINT SODA, daily at 7 and 9. 
with Sun, matinees at 1,3 and 5 
WARFIELD: no movies this week 
Bridges), with Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon, 8:40, 
plus MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Alan Parker), 6:35 and 
10:45, Fri/28, SOLARIS (Andrei Tarkovski), 4 and 
(Nicolas Roeg), with David Bowie, 2. 6:20 and 
10:45, Sat/29; THE INLAWS, with Alan Arkm and 
Peter Falk, 4:40 and 8:30, plus SILVER STREAK 
(Arthur Hiller), with Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh and 
Richard Pryor, 2:40, 6:30 and 10:20, Sun/30; AN 
ACTOR’S REVENGE (Ken Ichikawa). 8 40. plus 
ENJO (Kon Ichikawa), 7 and 10:40, Mon/1, 
ASSAULT OF PRECINCT 13 (John Carpenter). 7 
and 10:20, plus VANISHING POINT (Richard 
Sarafian). 8 40, Tues/2; THE MERCHANT OF 
FOUR SEASONS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder). 7 
and 10:10. plus ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL 
(Rainer Werner Fassbinder), 8:30, Wed/3; DAY 
FOR NIGHT (Francois Truffaut), with Jean-Pierre 
Leaud. plus 8% (Federico Fellini), with Marcello 
Mastroianni, Thurs/4, MEATBALLS (Ivan 
Reitman), with Bill Murray, plus HAROLD AND 
MAUDE (Hal Ashby), with Ruth Gordon and Bud 
Cort, Fri/5. call theater for times. 


ACT CINEMAS: (i) la' cage aux 

FOLLES, daily at 7 and 9, with matinees Sat- 
Sun at 1, 3 and 5 and late shows Fri.-Sat. at 
10 50. (2) WHY NOT? (POURQUOI PAS?), daily 
at 7:15 and 9:15. with matinees Sat -Sun. at 1 .15, 
3:15 and 5:15. 

ALBANY: BREAKING AWAY, daily at 7 and 
9. with matinees Sat.-Sun. at 1. 3 and 5 and late 
show Sat at 10:50. 

BERKELEY: young Frankenstein, plus 

BROTHER, call theater for times. 


Time AllerTime 

It's London, 1893. Very Victorian 
gentleman H.G. Wells (Malcolm 
McDowell) has made enough money 
from his sensational articles on free 
love to build a time machine that gets 
two years to the minute. But doctor 
friend David Warner (really Jack the 
Ripper) rips it off and escapes to Nov. 
5, 1979. The machine returns to 
McDowell who hotfoots it after 
Warner and lands in his own 1979 
San Francisco exhibit. He then 
experiences in quick order Hare 
Krishna, McDonald's, plastic, the 
Golden Gate bridge and women’s 
liberation in the form of bank execu¬ 
tive Mary Steenburgen. He also 
catches up with Warner, but at about 
this time, and to its detriment, the film 
takes off in a different direction by 
concentrating on the McDowell/ 
Steenburgen romance and the weird 
Warner murders and runs out of 
steam. But acting honors to all, and, 
cinematically speaking. San 
Francisco has never looked so 
squeaky clean or the early interiors 
so beautifully Sherlockian. (Opens 
Sept. 28; Regency 2, SF.) 

Beneath the Valley of the 

“X-rated sex in suburban theaters? 
Oh, no!'' you ejaculate. But yes. it's 
raunchy Russ Meyer (whose view of 
women is a bust) and lots of double- 
entendred dialog undressed up as 
penetrating social satire. The 
movie's main thrust is heroine 
Lavonia's efforts to cure lover Lamar 
of his anal fixations (“butt out, man"), 
and those are great Frederico's of 
Wisconsin outfits most of the female 
cast almost have on. It all takes place 
in Small Town, USA, and a lot of the 
action is centered, appropriately 
enough, in the junkyard run by over¬ 
flowing Junkyard Sal. There's also a 
64-DDDDDDDD cup radio revivalist 
(if you thought Silicon Valley was in 
Santa Clara County, think again) who 
brings solace and succor to her 
listeners. But although some of the 
cinematography's good and the 
core's not too hard, there's one in¬ 
evitable question: what's a raunchy 
softcore movie like "Ultravixens" 
doing in a nice neighborhood theater 
like this? (Alexandria, SF) 



ACT CINEMAS: Center off Shattuck. Berk 

ALBANY: 1115 Solano. Berk . 524-5656 
BERKELEY: Shattuck at Haste, Berk , 


CALIFORNIA: Cinema Center Kitlredge and 
Shattuck Berk 848-0620 
CAPRI: 1653 Willow Pass Rd . Concord, 

CENTURYS: Nimit^Fwy Oakl . 562-9990 
CINE 7: 38’ * MacArthur Blvd bet 35th Ave 
and High Oakl . 530-3382 
ELMWOOD: College at Ashby. Berk . 848-0931 
EL REY: 1649 North Main, Walnut Creek, 

FESTIVAL: Hesperian and A St . Hayward. 

GRAND LAKE: Grand Ave Oakl . 452-3556 
HAYWARD 5: 24800 Hesperian Blvd . 

Hayward. 786-3000 
HILLTOP MALL: 1 303 Hilltop Mall. 

Richmond, 223-2288 

NORTHSIDE: 1828 Euclid. Berk 841-2648 
OAKS: 1875 Solano near Berkeley, Berk . 

PARKWAY: Park Blvd and E 18th, Oakl, 

PIEDMONT: Piedmont at 41 si, Piedmont, 

RIALTO: 841 Gilman, Berk . 526-6669 
ROXIE: 1 7th and Telegraph, Oakl . 893-3311 
SHOWCASE: Broadway at 51st, Oakl, 

SOUTHLAND CENTER: Hayward. 783-2601 
ping Center. Alameda. 521-4200 
TELEGRAPH: 2519 Telegraph Berk 548- 

U.A. CINEMAS: 2274 Shattuck. Berk . 

UC THEATRE: 2036 University, Berk 

daily at 7 and 9. with matinees Sat.-Sun at 1, 3 
and 5 

CENTURYS: (21) escape from alca- 

TRAZ, opens Fri/28 at 5:50 and 10:20. with a 
sneak preview at 8; THE PROPHECY, opens 
Sat/29 at 1 55, 6 and 10:05, Sun at 1 25. 5:30 and 
9 35. weekdays at 9:35. plus ESCAPE FROM 
ALCATRAZ, Sat at 3:55 and 8. Sun at 3 25 and 
7:30. weekdays at 7 30. (22) THE INLAWS, 
opens Fri/28 at 8 15. Sat. at 4 and 8 15, Sun at 

3 30 and 7 45, weekdays at 7 45. plus ROCKY II, 
Fri at 6 and 10:15, Sat at 1 45, 6 and 10:15, Sun. 
at 1:15, 5:30 and 9:45. weekdays at 9 45 
TASM, call theater for times. 

at 7 and 9 45, with Sun. matinees at 1:30 and 

4 15. 

Fri/28, daily at 7:30 and 9:30. with matinees Sat - 
Sun. at 3:30 and 5:30; "Late Show," features 

night. every Fri.-Sat. 

FESTIVAL: (i) time after time, opens 

Fri/28. daily at 12 45, 3, 5:15. 7:30 and 9 45, (2) 
ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ, opens Fri/28, daily 
at 12:45, 4:50 and 9:20, plus THE PROPHECY, 
daily at 2:50 and 7:15, (3) A LITTLE ROMANCE, 
daily at 1. 3:05. 4 55. 7 and 9. (4) THE MUPPET 
MOVIE, daily at 12:55. 2:55, 4 55. 7 and 9. (5) 
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, daily at 2:50 and 
6 45, plus HOOPER, daily at 12 55. 4 45 and 
8:40, except Fri/28 at 12:55 and 4 45, with a 
sneak preview at 8:40, (6) Monty Python's LIFE 
OF BRIAN, daily at 1,3. 5, 7, 8:50 and 10 40 

GRAND LAKE: wanda Nevada, plus 

HOOPER, opens Fri/28. call theater for times. 

HILLTOP MALL: (i ) escape from alca- 

TRAZ, opens Fri/28. daily at 1:05, 5 and 9, plus 
THE PROPHECY, daily at 3:10 and 7.05, (2) 
TIME AFTER TIME, opens Fri/28, daily at 1, 
3:05, 5:10, 7:15 and 9:20. (3) ANIMAL HOUSE, 
opens Fri/28. daily at 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30 and 9:45, 
(4) ROCKY II, daily at 1.3:10. 5:20, 7:30 and 9 45 

NORTHSIDE: (i) a little romance, new 

times begin Fri/28. daily at 6. 8 and 10. with mati¬ 
nees Sat.-Sun at 2 and 4. runs through Sun/30, 
call theater for future schedule. (2) ANNIE 
HALL, daily at 6 and 9:25, with matinees Sat.- 
Sun. at 2:45, plus MANHATTAN, daily at 7:35 
and 10:55, with matinees Sat -Sun at 1 and 4 15. 

YEAR, plus HOUSE CALLS, call theater for 

PARKWAY: (i) rich kids, plus the 

MUPPET MOVIE, opens Fri/28. (2) ANIMAL 
HOUSE, opens Fri/28. call theater for times 

RIALTO: (i) escape from alcatraz 

(Don Siegel), with Clint Eastwood, daily at 6 45 
and 10:45, with matinees Sat.-Sun at 2 45, plus 
BLUE COLLAR (Paul Schrader), with Richard 
Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto. daily at 
8 45. with matinees Sat.-Sun al 4 45. (2) 
ROBERT ET ROBERT (Claude Lelouch). with 
Charles Denner and Jacques Villeret, daily at 

6 30, 8:30 and 10 15, with matinees Sat -Sun at 
2:30 and 4 30. (3) THE INLAWS, with Alan Arkm 
and Peter Falk, daily at 6:20 and 10 15. with mati¬ 
nees Sat-Sun at 2 30. plus WHO IS KILLING 
queline Bisset. George Segal and Robert Morley, 
daily at 8:15. with matinees Sat.-Sun at 4 20. (4) 
EDVARD MUNCH (Peter Watkins), daily at 6 and 
9.15. with matinees Sat -Sun. at 2 45 

call theater for times. 

SHOWCASE: ( 1 ) Monty Python's LIFE OF 
BRIAN, daily at 1.2 45. 4 30, 6 15. 8 and 9 45. (2) 
MANHATTAN, daily at 2:50. 6:25 and 10. plus 
ANNIE HALL, daily at 1.4 40 and 8 15. 

SOUTHLAND CENTER: (i) rich kids, 

daily at 1:45, 3:45. 5 45. 7:45 and 9 45. (2) THE 
DEER HUNTER, opens Fri/28. daily at 115, 4 40 
and 8 15. (3) NORTH DALLAS FORTY, daily at 
1:30,4 10. 7 and 9 30 

TELEGRAPH: (I). "The Films of Humphrey 
Bogart," features THE PETRIFIED FOREST 

(Archie Mayo. 1936), with Humphrey Bogart. Les¬ 
lie Howard and Bette Davis. THREE ON A 
MATCH (Mervyn LeRoy. 1932), with Hum(5hrey 
Bogart. Warren William, Joan Blondell and Bette 
Davis. DEAD RECKONING (John Cromwell. 
1947), with Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott, 
plus IT ALL CAME TRUE (Lewis Seiler. 1940). 
with Humphrey Bogart and ZaSu Pitts, (2) ENTER 
THE DRAGON (Robert Clouse. 1973), with Bruce 
Lee. plus YOJIMBO (Akira Kurosawa, 1961, 
Japan), with Toshiro Mifune, call theater for 

U.A. CINEMAS: (i) young fhanken- 

STEIN, opens Fri/28. daily at 1, 5 10 and 9 20, 
plus SILVER STREAK, daily at 3 and 7:10. (2) 
THE WANDERERS, daily at 1:30. 5 45 and 10. 
plus THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, daily at 3 45 and 
8, (3) JAGUAR LIVES, daily at 2:50. 6:25 and 10. 
plus A FORCE OF ONE, daily at 1, 4 35 and 
8 10. (4) RUST NEVER SLEEPS, opens Fri/28 
daily at 1 30. 3:30, 5:30, 7:45 and 9:45 

UC THEATRE: the deer hunter 

(Michael Cimino. 1978), with Robert DeNiro and 
Christopher Walken. 9. plus GO TELL THE 
SPARTANS (Ted Post. 1978). with Burt 
Lancaster, 7, Fri/28. THE GRATEFUL DEAD 
FILM (Jerry Garcia). 1:25. 4 55 and 8 25. plus 
JIMI PLAYS BERKELEY (Peter Pilafian. 1970), 4 
and 7:30, Sat/29; SUPERMAN (Richard Donner 
1978), with Christopher Reeve and Margot Kid¬ 
der, 4 50 and 9:15. plus BARBARELLA (Roger 
Vadim, 1969, France), with Jane Fonda. 3:05 and 

7 30. Sun/30. BAHIA (Marcel Camus. 1978. 
France), 9:20, plus BLACK ORPHEUS (Marcel 
Camus, 1960, Brazil), with Bruno Mello and Mar- 
pessa Dawn, 7 30, Mon/1 THE GODFATHER 
PART ONE (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). with 
Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. 6:30. plus THE 
Coppola. 1974), with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino 
9:35, Tues/2; MAX HAVELAAR (Fons Rade- 
Tnakers, 1976. Holland), with Peter Faber. 8 30. 
MAN (Nelson Pereira dos Santos. 1971, Brazil) 
Huston, 1941), with Humphrey Bogart and Mary 
Astor, 8 40, plus BEAT THE DEVIL (John 
Huston. 1954), with Humphrey Bogart and Gina 
Lollobrigida, 7 and 10 40. Thurs/4, THE EROTIC 
1977), with Alex Roman and Dyanne Thorne. 
8:20, plus ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Bill Osco, 
1975), with Kristine De Bell, 7 and 9:55. Fri/5. 

Late Show, features THE ROCKY HORROR 
PICTURE SHOW, midnight, every Fri -Sat 

Titles and times subject to change. Call 
theater to verify. 

— Fiona Mackenzie 

Mary Steenburgen as a feminist bank executive who tails In love 
with time-transported H.G. Wells, played by Malcolm McDowell. 


Subscription and other departments need help with 
various, sometimes tedious tasks, weekdays. You 
receive a six-month subscription for every four 
hours of work, as well as a chance to make some 
interesting new con- tacts. To arrange a 

convenient time, 7 please call Eileen, 

Monday through ‘ \ Friday 9am-5pm 

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Spectacular sets 
but dull opera 


LA GIOCONDA. By Amilcare 
Ponchielli. At San Francisco Opera, 
War Memorial Opera House. Remain¬ 
ing performance Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. For 
ticket information, call 431-1210. 
Broadcast (taped from earlier perform¬ 
ance) on KKHI. 1550 AM/95.7 FM. Oct. 

T he pyrotechnics in the San 
Francisco Opera’s La 
Gioconda are literal: The most 
spectacular moment of the com¬ 
pany’s lavish production occurs 
when the tenor hero, played by 
Luciano Pavarotti, sets his ship 
af ire to prevent a Venetian inquisi¬ 
tor from capturing it. 

Unfortunately, the ship is the 
only part of the opera that catches 
on fire. Weaknesses in the cast and 
the opera itself result in a dull per¬ 
formance that was a poor choice 
for the company’s first television 

Except in three or four arias, 
Ponchielli’s music is workaday 
fare. Four of the six principal 
singers are disappointing in one 
way or another. In the Sept. 12 per¬ 
formance as well as the Sept. 16 
telecast, soprano Renata Scot to 
showed strain and sang harshly in 
the demanding dramatic passages 
of the title role. Baritone Norman 
Mittelman and bass Ferruccio 
Furlanetto Jacked the vocal power 
and stage presence needed to carry 
off the roles of the evil spy Barnaba 
and the inquisitor Alvise. Pavaro¬ 
tti’s singing was predictably 
impressive, but he made little effort 

to act his role in the Sept. 12 
performance (although his 
impersonation improved under the 
cameras of the television broad¬ 

The production’s sets of 17th 
century Venetian palaces and 
plazas and its colorful crowd 
scenes, however, are sumptuous. 
The only conspicuous flaw in the 
staging is Margo Sappington’s 
campy choreography for the 
"Dance of the Hours” at a court 
ball, which clashes with the sober 
elegance of the sets and costumes of 
the rest of the opera. 

In the television broadcast, the 
scenic production became the 
show, seeming even more magical 
and otherworldly on the screen 
■than in live performance. But it 
was a pity that what the company 
showed off in this international 
telecast was its ability to come up 
with a grand production rather 
than its ability to present a great 
opera performance. The most in¬ 
teresting part of the broadcast was 
the intermission interviews with 
Scotto and Pavarotti and the com¬ 
bination of candour and conscious¬ 
ness of stardom that both singers 
showed in their answers to 
interview questions. 


Claude Debussy. At San Francisco 
Opera through Sept. 23. 

T he contemporary composer 
Ned Rorem once wrote that 
Fellcas et Mclisande , his favorite 
opera, should never be performed, 
because neither the staging nor the 
musical performance could live up 

to his ideal of Debussy’s impression¬ 
istic music. The San Francisco 
Opera challenged that view this 
fall with a memorable, though not 
perfect, production. 

Julius Rudel, former director of 
the New York City Opera and an 
internationally praised opera 
conductor, appeared in his local 
conducting debut to lead a radiant 
performance of the opera’s subtle 
music. Two relatively young 
singers, mezzo-soprano Maria 
Ewing and baritone Dale Duesing, 
vividly conveyed the tenderness 
and innocence of the young lovers 
of the title roles. A rapturous scene 
between them by a well in the 
castle garden, as they first begin to 
fall in love, stood as a high point of 
the production. Michael Devlin, 
John Macurdv and Gwendolyn 
Jones lack the ideal vocal strength 
for the roles of Golaud, Arkel and 
Genevieve, but gave musically 
sensi t ive perf orm a nces. 

Designer Thomas Munn used 
semi-abstract projections and con¬ 
tinuously changing lighting to 
artistic effect to suggest the gloomy 
castle, gardens and grotto of the 
opera’s symbolist drama, some¬ 
times, as in a beautiful moonlit 
scene at the grotto, with strong Art 
Nouveau overtones. His designs 
struck a good balance between pro¬ 
viding a visual complement to the 
music and maintaining the drama’s 
sense of mystery and lack of speci¬ 

DON CARLO. By Giuseppe Verdi. 
At San Francisco Opera. Remaining 
performances Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m., 
Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. 
Live broadcast on KKHI, 1550 AM/95.7 
FM.Oct. 5at7:50p.m. 

I f the San Francisco Opera had 
only lavished the same care in 
sets and staging on Don Carlo as on 
La Gioconda , it would have a mag¬ 
nificent production on its hands. 
The current presentation has a pan¬ 
oply of good singers, music by Ver¬ 
di, whose least melodiesjnake Pon¬ 
chielli’s best pale by comparison. 

Giacomo Aragall and Anna Tomowa-Sintow lead 
the panoply of good singers in “Don Carlo.” 

and a noble drama, but the effect is 
undercut by a skimpy and inappro¬ 
priate seen i c p rc )d u ct i < >n. 

The story of Don Carlo , which is 
set in the court of Philip II of Spain 
during the 16th centtirv Inquisi¬ 
tion. ranges over themes of quests 
for political freedom, conflict 
between church and state and 
romantic love and jealousy. The 
action consists largely of mono¬ 
logues and dialogues in which the 
characters talk about their 
situations, however. More than 
most operas, Don Carlo needs a 
rich stage design — for Philip’s 
court, a monastery, a cathedral 
and a prison— to show the context 
of the drama. 

The basic ingredient of the sce¬ 
nery, designed by Wolfram 
Skalicki and on loan from 
Canadian Opera Company, is a 
three-sided backdrop of tall white 
walls. It proves to be bland in most 
scenes, and in the way in the cath¬ 

edral square scene. Plastic flowers 
and slide projections of trees make a 
pallid cloister garden, and blown- 
up projections of religious paint¬ 
ings are distracting in the monas¬ 
tery scenes. 

The strong singing of the six prin¬ 
cipal cast members (of whom four 
are Eastern Europeans) more than 
makes up for the visual defects, 
however. The German baritone 
Wolfgang Brendel and Russian 
bass Evgeny Nesterenko, both in 
their local debuts, and Bulgarian 
■soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow 
particularly stood out in the Sept. 
15 performance in the roles of 
Rodrigo, Philip and Elisabeth of 
Valois. Tenor Giacomo Aragall, in 
hisseventh consecutive season here, 
sang the title role well after a slow 
start in the first act, but dramati¬ 
cally he has never recaptured the 
dashing effect he made in his debut 
here as the duke in Rigoletto in 
1972. ■ 



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Experienced tenors, basses needed for 
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Administrative Assistant 

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Direct instructional and performing programs 
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Organizers wanted low pay. good training Must 
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Put money where your mouth is" 1 Convenient 
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Performing arts organization. Duties will include: 
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Heart Attack Project Assistant Part time-approx 
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Instructor certification. Heartsaver and/or BCLS 
teaching experience, oral com skills $5 50 hr 
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Staff Counselor 

Older adults residential program Experienced 
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Good communication skills, sensitivity to the 
problems ot the aging $800/mo Require Calif 
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Position open for Guardian city editor Admi¬ 
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Guardian needs substitute drivers to deliver 
papers on Wednesdays Must have car and 
be available for work on short notice De¬ 
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Energetic, motivated person to bring in new 
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Graphic skills, paste-up and knowledge of 
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Friends of the Earth announces its new college 
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would like to volunteer, call Robin Jackson, 
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APPROX. 500-1600 SO. FT. 

High ceilings, good light Space in a larger space 
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Street Rent $140. Utility Deposit Call morning/ 
night. 863-7154 

$185 for woman. 25 plus, lo share large, fur¬ 
nished. quiet flat No pets On 55 bus plus #1 line 
Good shopping 567-8667 

Studio apartment $200/mo including utilities, 
backyard w/patio. Glen Park district Call 334- 

Male or female, employed, neat to share a beauti¬ 
ful large sunny flat on Potrero Hill with fireplace, 
hard-wood floors, yard and study with 
straight male $225 826-1813. evenings and 

Female wanted to share 2-br home, next to G G 
Park and beach Washer and dryer, non-smoker, 
no pets, $175, includes util., call Bob 681 -7689. 

Sunny Flat 

Person wanted to share large flat in the Rich¬ 
mond $l25/mo plus utilities We don't care what 
you smoke, eat, or practice as long as you're 
n eat and have a sense of humor 387-9364 _ 

Room available in beautiful, quiet Berkeley Hills 

home for office, writing or other work space 
$100/mo 527-7260 

Gentleman lawyer (51) will offer to neat lady of 
good grooming and taste separate room and bath 
m elegant Russian Hill residence in exchange tor 
housekeeping or secretarial services 

Spacious, Sunny 

Woman over 30 to share spacious, sunny 6 room 
flat overlooking Dolores Park with warm, sharing, 
professional woman over 30 Non-smoker only 
—no pets $180 plus util 431-6637 

Professional man seeks sane, amiable person to 
share his four-bedroom Victorian house with him 
and one other House is very sunny, with hard¬ 
wood floors, fireplaces, a large kitchen beamed 
dining room, backyard, deck and parking Near 
UC Med Center/Golden Gate Park Good trans¬ 
portation $250/month including weekly house¬ 
keeper (willing to discuss reduced rent in ex¬ 
change for 3-4 hours per week of housekeeping 
and light gardening Call 566-7520 evenings and 

Relaxed, creative, pleasure/prosperity minded FI 
CpI to share 7BR Victorian Ho. city view near 
GGPk. UCMC Goal emotional & financial control 
over our lives $200 665-0716 


Sublet/housesit wanted for 1-3 months, pet/plant 
care okay.—to $300/mo —local references. 386- 
7599 Michael 

Photographer looking for studio space to live and 
work Around $250. Call Alan 621-4420, 

Honda Needs Home 

Wanted garage to rent near Haight and Masonic. 
552-9645 or 841-6500 x 577 _ 

Tennis pro, 30. seeks free accomodation in ex¬ 

change for tennis lessons Shawn, 848-5562. 

I would like to share an apartment with a similar 
minded person(s). I'm a straight male, profes¬ 
sionally employed, whose interests include: 
running, skiing, backpacking, hanggliding, para¬ 
chuting, economics, and meditation I'm a non¬ 
smoking vegetarian-and prefer a place on the 
quiet side Leave your number at Box 403. San 
Bruno, 94066 I'll call you, Bill Cotton. 

Male student needs room in household Em¬ 
ployed. quiet, responsible Pay up to $130/mo. 
Home 538-0168, work 652-7464 SF preferred 



Introduction To Sculpture 

explores principles of making sculpture, in 
practice and via studio and gallery visits Cali¬ 
fornia College of Arts and Crafts. Saturdays. Oot 
6-Dec 15 Instructor: Jo Hanson. Phone 864- 
7139 for information 

Make Leather Chesspieces 

Complete patterns and instructions. $3 95 No 
special tools needed. Classy! Don Morns. 1096 
Fullon #5 SF 94117 


Come Dance With Me 

Dance-exercise, breathing techniques, beautiful 
inspired music and ambience combine to build 
health and strength thru dance Ongoing classes 
in Berkeley hills. Information Ann Quitzow 

New Dance Spectrum Classes 

Ballet, Modern. Jazz. Children's program— 
morning & evening 3221 -22nd St. 824-5044 

Betsy Kagan teaches advanced modern tech¬ 
nique classes beginning October 1st Mon Wed 
Sat 10-11 30 am at 2640 College Ave, Berkeley 
(formerly Epic West) 524-7798 

Modern/Jazz Classes 

Now at the San Francisco Conservatory of Ballet 
Instructor Virginia Kester Call 731-7755 or 



Former soloist with the 
Nederlands Dans Theater 
Classes in Modern and Ballet 
Call 626-4622 for brochure 
223 Mississippi St. SF, 


“Learn French” 

Fluency of speech, clear pronunciation guaran¬ 
teed Well trained teacher from France Small 
evening study groups Michelle 558-3628 

Learn Japanese 

Professional native tutor Flexible rates/hours 
Done at my home 848-8016 

French Studio School 

Classes limited to 5 students $6 for hour, native 
qualified teachers, 771-8324 

Bay Area Language Center 

Spanish. French. Portuguese. Mandarin. Arabic 
German. Italian, English. Conversation classes 
BART location 552-9899. 1-5. 


Beginner class starts every month 
Small classes— AM. evening, or Sat 
Beginner class fee $1 10 (16 lessons) 
Advanced classes, private lessons available 
16 California St. San Francisco 956-8325 
Near BART, ferry, buses, economy parking 


Enjoyable Methods 

of guitar instruction Most styles Eight years 
teaching experience Introductory lesson tree 
Rick 931-8933_/_ 

Piano Instruction 

Experienced teacher seeks students interested in 
classical music Harmony and theory included 
$12/hr Bernal Heights 282-1874 

Piano Instruction 

All levels Comprehensive approach emphasizing 
practical knowledge and personal creativity 
Theory, arranging, composition David Fenwick. 

Mandolin Lessons 

Learn to pick old time styles Beginners welcome 
Call Valerie Mmdel (formerly of Any Old Time 
String Band), 673-1357 (SF) 


Learn the fundamentals ot the written and spoken 
language of music For musicians and vocalists. 
•Ghords/scales ‘ 

•music notation 

Call Ben Herr 763-2984 

Let Your Fingers Do The Picking 

Very experienced instructor will teach guitar 
mandolin, banjo, autoharp, ukelele. etc What do 
you want to play 9 Ask for Tom 826-2136. late 

Classical Guitar Instruction 

Experienced teacher w/BA m music All levels 
welcome North Berkeley area Philip Johnson 

Private Piano Lessons 

Children and beginners a specialty Reading, im¬ 
provising, theory, technique Sunset District Call 
Helen at 564-7508 

Classical Piano Instruction 

for beginning through advanced students of all 
I ages, given by a patient, experienced teacher 
B A. in music, UCBerkeley Annette Cohen. 

Vocal Coach—Jazz, Rock, Pop 

Breathing, articulation, mike technique, stage 
presence, etc Private sessions Beginners & 
advanced. Special rates for groups Ann Channm 
647-0730, SF _ 

Banjo Lessons 

For 5-string banjo, clawhammer/frailing style 
Beginners, intermediate, advanced Instructor is 
performer/recording artist Kate Brislin of Any Old 
Time String Band Cost is $5 per Vs hr. paid 
monthly ($25 per mo ) Phone 387-9648 (SF). 


Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense 
& Zen Meditation 

Classes are held Sundays heg Sept 2 
• 12-1 pm Zen Meditation 
• 1 -2 pm Jujitsu Self-Detense 
Tuition $25/month 

KARATE DO. 1819 Market. SF 


Teachers' Use drama as a classroom tool lOwk 
wkshp begins Oct. 11. Call Deah Schwartz 332- 
9100 Leave message for information. 

The AlexanderTechnique 

Move with ease and flexibility Private or group 
lessons by Michael Chase Member ol the 
American Center tor the Alexander Technique. 

Don’t Stop Learning! 

Discover the University ol Utopia Cooperative 
education in a communal atmosphere 33 tuition- 
free colleges to choose from, including the Rmky 
Dink College of Economic Knowledge, the Pass 
World Hunger College. Theater Arts College & 
College of Music Free 1 Introductory Drop-In 
Wednesdays 11am to 5pm & 8-11pm 543 
Frederick (near Stanyan). San Francisco 


Puppetry and creative drama wkshp for kids 7-14 
begins Oct. 11. Call Deah Schwartz 332-9100 
leave message for more info 

Children’s Theatre Classes 

For various age groups now forming at The Next 
Stage, 3844 Mission For info , call Marcia Kim- 
mell 584-0729 or 332-9100 


Theater Games Workshop 

•Actors, Teachers, Therapists, Beings* 

No previous experience in 
improvisational theater necessary 
Demonstration class held once a month 
For info call Marcia Kimmell 
584-0729 or 332-9100 
Ms. Kimmell studied with Viola Spolln, 
originator of Theater Games, for 3Vi hears. 


Mathematics tutor, Ph D , experienced in working 
with students at any level Helpful and under¬ 
standing (415) 845-5721 


Rocky Mountain Healing Arts Institute offers 
advanced training program in Body Mind Con¬ 
sultation for practicirvg health professionals. 
Contact RMHAI Box 1881. Boulder, Colorado 



Aniique roll lop desk beveled all sides, golden 
oak. waterfall' S' curve. 50' wide, 49" high. 27" 
deep Remarkable piece Serious appreciators 
only $2,500.__ 

Nepali Artifacts 

Antiques and contemporary thankas, bronzes, 
bell bowls, altar pieces Special orders on re¬ 
quest, 664-7520 


Beloved Family Dog needs new home — smart, 
playful sheperd/mix 647-2464 


Primal Scream Pillows!!! 

Scream anywhere without being heard Copy¬ 
righted/attractively designed Send $19 95, W H 
Mills/Gold Star Productions, 2118 Channing Way 
#E, Berkeley, 94704 

New York/Los Angeles Times 

Sunday SF, Berkeley, southern Marin. Palo Alto 
Daily Financial District, Pacific Heights. 

The Free & The Unfree 

a different American history book By Peter 
Carroll and David Noble (Penguin Books) 

Train Your Dog to Protect 

You can train your dog to bark at intruders and 
attack on command using proven methods from 
the secrets of schutzhund police work Step-by- 
step manual with diagrams and "WARNING" 
sticker $5 

2428 WOOLSEY, BERKELEY, CA. 94705 


Oriental Rugs 

Beautiful handkno'tted rugs from Persia 
428-2192 _ 

Rugs, unclaimed 9' x 12'. $14.95 and up. Su¬ 
preme Rug Cleaners. 2931 Geary Blvd , SF. 




Foam Mattress 

"Cot of Many Colors" 
Folding Beds 

Advice 5C 

1500 Ocean Ave . SF 585-3626 

San Anselmo-Marm 453-3626 

Albany-Berkeley 527-3626 

Pleasant Hill-Concord 825-3626 

Redwood City-Palo Alto 364-3626 

Hour*: 10-8 M-S. 12-5 Sunday* 

Large oak desk/swivel chair, $200, king size pme 
platform bed and mattress. $150, butcher block 
kitchen table, $150—all in fine condition Call Pat 
285-8059 Open to offers 


High quality Japanese slyle floor mats Have a 
touch ol old Japan in your home 3 or more—$50 
per tatami; 7 or more—$45 per tatami: 15 or 
more—$43 per tatami; phone 567-0742 


Hot Tub 

5 ft redwood w/cover, near new, reduced $625/ 
offer 665-1529._ 


Lost male collie, one blue eye/one brown eye Re¬ 
ward. 755-1235 or 756-6232 


Pure Water Distillers 

You can make your own purified drinking water 
Dial a tape for more details 567-4240 


Gratz Piano Shop 

Fine selection of rebuilt pianos. 1 year guarantee 
Rentals available. 1910 Bonita Ave , Berkeley, 


Excellent condition Kohler-Chase upright $600 
Call 731-4213 to see Leave message _ 

Tablas. silver and leather Comes with wooden 

crates, rings and covers. No hammers $135 Call 
668-9269 _ 


Micro-Moog with hard case Ribbon and wheel 
bending plus all the other classic Moog sounds 

Piano. 1978 Wurhtzer Console Beautiful lone, ex¬ 
cellent condition. $2000. 929-1458. after five 


Punch And Bind Like Crazy! 

Like new plastic ring binding set. 21-ring punch 
and binder 9/16" centers. $300 for both 


Minolta SRT200 with 50mm M .2 and 135 mm f2 8 
$200/b.o 661-2817 

Dry Mount Press 

Seal 160 Jumbo. 16 x 20. Excellent condition. 
$350 661-3132 


Moving-tor Sale: 

2 sofas, bed, super-8 movie camera, mandolin, 
call Judy. 752-5818 

House Sale v 

I am moving back lo New York after living in San 
Francisco for 3 years and I am selling almost 
everything I own Hfgh quality hardwood furniture 
in very good condition, women's clothing, size 7- 
9, craft supplies, fabrics, books, handcrafted 
jewelry, macrame, stained glass panel, plants, 
rugs, other home furnishings. I can t believe I 
have lo let go of these things, but I do Call 285- 



Career Changers 

I am conducting research on career change and 
interviewing individuals who have gone through a 
career change between the ages of 35 and 55 
For an interview call Mike Drum 415/788-3413. 

Giving Up Pot? 

Want to? Did 9 I am writing about pot abuse and 
creativity If you d like to talk about it please call 
Lee Glickstein at 362-0868. 

Sexual Problems 

Improve sex drive, potency, orgasm potential 
Men/women volunteers needed for research 
project Nutrition and other holistic therapies 
Most sexual problems physical rather than psy¬ 
chological Write for details. Box 882 Berkeley 

Women Struggling With 

Overweight'! ! Investigating the heavier woman's 
sexual and self attitudes for PH D dissertation 
Anonymous questionnaire Call Sharen at 
387-9407 after 6 pm. 



• Oilers unlimited part time income lor serious 
I minded people with new national marketing 
| company to demonstrate physical fitness and 
j nutritional products which are advertised on 


For Appointment: 

Call Patrick Thompson at 548-2087 


Investors Needed 

Live music club, excellent location, ready for 
October 15. Max $200,000 Serious only Please 
contact Guardian Box #3-D 

Entrepreneurs Wanted 

j OK. so you've got a bright idea We've got the 
capital and experience to make it work Let's 
I hear about it Write B O D . PO Box 9441 Berke- 
| ley. CA. 94709. 


Beautiful, Intelligent Woman 

Will do anything legal lor $5000 All serious offers 
considered Guardian Box 13-51-G 


Nick Nulte, Come Back! 

■ Suze is a fang fetishist so keep your teeth "Who 
! knows 9 " quoth the weird one I toast your tricks 
and yes, you've still got it coming Here's to rhy¬ 
thm in iambic pentameter 1 


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Tall, handsome, sensitive, sensual W/M. 29, 6'2 
190 lbs. seeks eternal adventure with the woman 
of my dreams & fantasies: but would be happy 
with a very attractive, healthy, intelligent woman 
who enjoys humor, frivolity and pleasure 681 
Ellis#3137SF 94109 

Attractive professional male. 23, seeks woman 
(age unimportant) for exciting relationship and 
mutual personal growth. Box 22671. SF. 94122. 

Attractive, open, humorous, sometimes shy, 
honest, hairy, sensitive, ethical, incurably ro¬ 
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with beautiful wife, has so far reserved for his in¬ 
tensely active fantasy life his numerous attrac¬ 
tions to other women and ability to establish deep 
cross-sex friendships despite his legendanly 
powerful personal sexuality and some flirtations 
from women students Wonderfully ethereal wife, 
who believes her life art is expressed in how she 
shares herself, recently has become more 
artistic Improved balance, expanded personal 
space, and growth are sought thru additional 
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country, good talk and correspondence as paths 
to friendship or as foreplay Guardian Box 2-J 
Attractive man 34 musician, seeks select female 
for occasional massage exchange No strings 
PO Box 27574, S F Ca. 94127 _ 

Attention older ladies Are you 35-55, attrac-tive, 
sensual, bored, unsatisfied, unfulfilled? In¬ 
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sexy, eager, younger man 9 Well here I am 1 I'm 
25 Asian, good physique intelligent, loving, 
caring Box 1217, 2000 Center St. Berkeley 

Single Male 30-40 

If you feel you are kindly & supportive, gentle, 
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and are ready tor committed love to intuitive 
woman 30 who Is also sensitive, attractive, 
earthy & good-humored. I will be appreciative of 
your reaching out lo me Guardian Box #1-F 

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I seek a "brainy'' lady, warm, cornmumcative. 
well educated (university graduate, professional 
school level), single, tall, attractive. 20s to early 
30s, no children, but willing, able, desiring to have 
children for friendship, companionship, mar¬ 
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Guardian Box #3-C 

Autumn Rendezvous? 

Tall, handsome, affluent, bachelor, 39. corpora¬ 
tion president, Ivy League background, seeks 
attractive female college grad counterpart for 
fun. adventure, cultural events and lasting rela¬ 
tionship Guardian Box #3-E 
Unattached blue-chip bachelor. 37, 5'11", 170 
lbs., Ph D , seeks live-together relationship with a 
very pretty lady who is ready for a share and care 
romance Let's check rapport. Photo and phone a 
must P O Box 1663, Burlingame, CA. 94010 
Couples 1 Let’s explore alternatives to conven¬ 
tional "norms." Bx31282SFCA 94131. 

If you are a very good looking, sensuous and con¬ 
siderate woman, and if you would like to meet a 
well-educated, easygoing man. late 30's, and if 
you believe success is to live well, laugh often 
and love much, send your phone number and 
photo to PO Box 249, San Carlos. CA 94070 

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tionate. honest yet sensitive Replies with phone 
and photo answered P O Box 26066, San Fran¬ 
cisco. CA 94126 

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An Alternative to Singles Bars 



A Saturday night affair for single men and 
women featuring gently guided awareness pro¬ 
cesses. communication games, discussion 
topics, guided fantasy, refreshments and 
socializing Special guest leaders and diverse 
topics weekly 

Saturdays, 7:30 pm sharp 
The Unitarian Center 
1187 Franklin at Geary, SF 

$4 donation For more information, call Judy 
F reeman at 776-4580 

Gay women write/meet with supportiveness and 
confidentiality through The Wishing Well maga¬ 
zine Introductory copy $3 ppd Also offering Ha¬ 
waiian holiday, February, 1980 Brochures PO 
Box 664, Novato. California 94947_ 

Activities club gourmet nights, rafting, tennis, 
sailing, horses, skiing, beach picnics and parties 
Membership requirements single, college grad¬ 
uate 388-3503 


For our free dating brochure, call 431-2500 any 
time (Peninsula. 295-8600) Datique. Inc "Since 
1970—largest membership 

Plato’s Retreat 

Financial district professional, W/M, 37. 6 ft.. 165, 
trim & tit. Ivy-league appearance, better educ . 
sensual, excell, sense of humor, interested in and 
knowledgable about good dining, desires respon¬ 
sive W/F. or couple, 25-45. for occasional liaison 
or parties Perhaps we could coordinate a lun¬ 
cheon meeting Cavalier. 55 Sutter St.. Suite 198. 
SF 94104 

Asian man wanted — non-smoker. 30's, 
w/imteresl in Gung-Fu movies and Chinese res¬ 
taurants. W/F Guardian Box 1-S 

Eastbay woman (26) seeks sensitive bi-female for 
new experience and enjoyment. Photo and per¬ 
sonal note appreciated Box 435. 408 13th Street. 
Oakland 94612 

Adventurous S.F. Couple 

Seek intimate social-sensual friendship with 
couples and ladies We re playful, versatile, 
mellow slender, 32/24. very attractive Will travel 
Bay Area F and D 625 Post #1121 S.F 94109. 

Bay Area Bi-Ladies 

Private club seeks addt'l members for upcoming 
annual social initiation dinner and holiday parties 
No $. SASE (pr info "Club" 625 Post #668 S F 

Tall, attractive W/F. 30. dynamic, positive, sales 
personality, seeks same in a well built single or 
professional man to 45 who is not threatened by a 
happy, successful woman I prefer quiet evenings 
at home, an occasional movie, and am ready for 
a lusty affair Guardian Box 2-L 
White female. 26. Oakland, interested in meeting 
large framed healthy outdoorsy woman who is in¬ 
telligent, versatile, funny, playful, likes folk music, 
gossip, listening. Guardian Box 1-P 
W/F. 30. no Mrs Robinson, seeks tall, attractive 
young man 18-25 who still believes in romance. I 
am attractive, tender, nurturing, erotic, and 
serious about this ad Guardian Box 2-K 
Couple 31 and 29 good looking seek similar 
couple. Write Guardian Box 1 -R 

Ebony Lady 

Dentist, age 36, interested in a young, intelligent 
black lady who enjoys travel (Vegas, Tahoe. La 
Baja, etc.) As well as life's other finer things. If 
you have the above qualities plus a curvy, ath¬ 
letic, voluptous figure please write for discreet 
mutually rewarding good times Write KW PO Box 
3673 Napa Ca 94558_ 

Somewhere There’s Got To Be 

a bright, talented man with a social conscience 
worried about the world, but able to make small- 
moments count, into films, firesides, friendship, 
laughter. 30's W/F. attractive, accomplished, 
witty, sensual, seeks comrade/lover Letter 
(photo appreciated) to Guardian Box 2-1. 

W/F, attractive, hip intelligent. 44, would like to 
meet male with compatible qualities Guardian 
Box 4-D. 

Non-descript male couple wants friends for 
sharing, conversation, art, music, food, caring. 
Non-sexist, supportive, etc . etc No trips—just 
alive, creative beings. Send two boxtops. 
Become the first in our neighborhood Allan and 
Sam. Guardian Box 4-E 

Young man seeks young woman to share the 
miracles of creative lovm and livin. Strong, 
honest, gentle. Into music, high times, the great 
out-of-doors and all forms of creative expression. 
John 239-4329 SF_ 

Rags To Riches 

W/M, 34. seeks active female partner for 
women's clothing business. Capital not neces¬ 
sary. but excellent taste and sense of humor are. 
Box 601 5 Albany, Ca 94706 

Margaret McCarthy??? 

You answered an ad about three weeks ago I 
moved and somehow lost your phone number. 
Could you reply again Write Guardian Box 1 -N 
Friendly. Eastbay W/M, 36. good sense of humor, 
seeks mellow, mature Eastbay older women for 
conversation, friendship and possible romance. 
Guardian Box 4-F 

Wealthy European seeks white/Oriental slender 
wife. 21-45 Allenstein, General Delivery, Bel¬ 
vedere. 94920. 



Curious Yellow? 

Slim, W/M, 5'9 ", 34. serious/playful, caring, rea¬ 
sonably intelligent, non-smoking, longhair, 
professional-type (whatever that means), seeks 
uninhibited, curious lady (who knows when to 
laugh at the world) for friendship and discreet, 
tentative explorations into the world of peacock 
feathers and other erotic diversions as we may 
find them Beyond that, who can say? Let's meet 
and see what evolves Guardian Box 2-H 

Attractive professional 36 6-2 seeks slim attrac¬ 
tive female. Lets have dinner, go dancing or to 
the theater and finish up the evening in my hot tub 
enjoying each other. Box 282, 55 Sutter. San 
Francisco 94104 

Mad About Architects 

Blond 37 W/F artist looking for aesthetic, visually 
orientated, laughing man Guardian Box 1-L 
Exceptional W/F seeking special man We re both 
beautiful, young 30s. physically fit. intelligent, 
articulate, humorous, communicative, warm, 
affectionate, sensual Cosmopolitan with suffi¬ 
cient flexibility to enjoy the'diversity ol San Fran¬ 
cisco Relationship to include much excitement, 
romance, laughter, as well as companionship, 
warmth, sharing, and possibly love Guardian Box 
1-0 _ 

Peninsula scientist, 40. bearded, huggable. would 
like to meet compatible woman for adventure, re¬ 
laxation. intimacy, growth Seek woman 25-40 
under 5'6" who enjoys running, cooking, hot- 
tubbing, walking, talking, loving PO Box 9491, 
Stanford 94305 

Tall, attractive black man, 42, seeks lady, 25-40, 
to share interest in jazz, attending concerts, etc 
Gene. Box 193, 1409 Addison Si, Berkeley, Ca 

Unique Experience 

Attractive, together, male seeks adventurous 
female for explorations in Tantra Photo appre¬ 
ciated All sincere inquiries answered PO 642 

Asian American Male, 29 

Seeks Asian American female, 21-30 for friend¬ 
ship and companionship who is fnteresled in film, 
arts, rock music, is warm and caring, can empa¬ 
thize with loneliness Occidentals need not apply 
Guardian Box 1-M 

Tall white male athletic outdoorsy. 34, seeks 
woman, 25 +, photo and phone number appre¬ 
ciated. Guardian Box #1 -G. Feminist preferred 
Are you a career woman interested in people, 
politics and poetic prose—with maybe a little tai 
chi and vegetarian cooking thrown in too? I'm a 
tall gentleman (38), publisher and teacher, who'd 
like to meet you Guardian Box #2-F_ 

Let’s Dance 

There's lots of good live music around — Rock, 
salsa, reggae, jazz, country, swing Greek, etc If 
you're a woman who would rather dance than sit. 
let s. Also interested m being part ol a group who 
enjoys dancing together Dave. 2000 Center St.. 
Box 1142. Berkeley. Ca. 

Are You A Woman Alive With 

enthusiasm, warmth, feelings 9 Honesty 9 Candor 9 
Openness 9 Upfrontedness 9 Softness? Unafraid¬ 
ness 9 Write Box 31612. S F., 94131 Watch me 
pretend I'm a chipmunk 

Affectionate, spiritual, sensual, successful W/F, 
39. seeks gentle man of wit and means Guardian 
Box 1-J. _ 

Exec., 32, W/M seeks attractive woman 18-31 for 
affection, sex Beautiful Diamond Hts. Apt. (SF) 
with fireplace. Bayview, bar, TV, stereo and spare 
bedroom. I am intelligent, easygoing Would be 
nice if you are. too Open to lasting relationship if 
desired by both. Picture and phone number 
appreciated Guardian Box 4-B 
Cheerful personable Berkeley woman fifties 
desires solvent man to share joys of life—music, 
plays, folk-square dancing, ethnic cooking, 
conversation, hiking, humor Guardian Box 1-1 

Black Male 

Is there such thing as left/politicized boy scout 9 
I'm really goody-goody, re commitment, 
manners, making friendship prior to physical inti¬ 
macy Also, pretty, intellectual black woman and 
don't eat apple pie Want to meet black men with 
like charaoteristics. P O Box 6273, SF. CA. 


Ladies of heart, humor and longings, cello &/or 
wind players, pathologic encouragers: I am about 
to undertake the grand and only recording of my 
songs while loft-sifting in SF. 10/1-11 I'm a mad 
class guy (thin Jonny Cash w/some Rod McKuen 
style), a toker. straight (tho I don't exclude gays 
from friendship), looking to fill a jacuzzi with good 
company. Guardian Box 1-K 

Someone To Share 

Lonllr^ess is the only disease where you hurt all 
over.but for which there is no medical cure W/M 
wishes to meet slim, attractive, non-smoking 
women. 25-35. who likes classical music, 
jogging, children, camping, creative arts, 
reading, a person to share walks in the rain, one 
to one talks, wine by the fireside and Sunday 
breakfast. Photo and phone number appreciated 
Write Guardian Box 4-C 

Sensitive 36 year old male 6 ft . 165 lb , beard, 
long hair I 'd like to meet a tall, long-haired, gentle 
woman To share nature Travel Intimacy 
Psychospiritual growlh Good conversation I'm 
gentle, easygoing, shy at times, non-smoking, 
healthy and self-employed Box 258, 625 Post St., 
SF.Ca ,94109_ 

We’re Two Attractive 

successful professional people, male & female, 
interested in art, film, literature, Jungian psycho¬ 
logy. & the body-mind, & wanting some new & 
interesting relationships We'd like to invite 16 
like-minded people to a pot-luck Please write us 
a letter describing yourself, including your work, 
age & interests, send a picture if possible. & a 
phone number where you can be reached 
Guardian Box 3-F 

Stubbornly Persistent & Optimistic 

in the belief that there must be at least one phy- 
sically/emotionally alive, intellectually coura¬ 
geous, independent, very attractive, sexy, viva¬ 
cious and truly-liberated feminine woman. 30's 
through mid-40's, who has survived and thrived 
on life's adventure, is unattached and now ready 
to meet me I'm a dynamic, vital, intelligent, cre¬ 
ative. attractive man in the prime of life (40's, 
excellent health, vast energy and stamina), un¬ 
attached (divorced), widely-travelled, involved 
scientist and want a good, "together woman to 
share my fascination with life, sex, love of travel, 
high mountain sunrises, fine food, sailing, good 
books, theatre, films, graphic arts and truly crea¬ 
tive work We share a respect for honesty, 
candor, real people and have little patience for 
racists. 3-piece suits, fearful conformists, role 
playing, status games and other life-polluting 
bovine merde If you feel that we may be 
compatible, mutually stimulating and possibly 
much more, a letter, photo and phone number 
would be greatly appreciated Guardian Box 2-G. 

Two handsome, single W/M, educated, success¬ 
ful. 35. wish to meet attractive W/W for stylish 
entertaining We enjoy sports, art. fast cars and 
fine food Steven G . PO 372. Lafayette. CA 

Nicelooking, sensitive W/M, 29. seeks an exciting 
affair with a warm, sensual, attractive young 
woman I am a professional man, 5'9" tall, adven¬ 
turous and married. Greg, Box 1209. 2000 Center 
St.. Berkeley Ca. 94704 

Bright, attractive man wishes to meet strong, 
loving, independant woman Write MFS, P O. Box 
26068, SF 94126 _ 

Amiable attractive blonde seeks scholarly male in 
forties Some brawn, sense of humor helpful c/o 
Simms, Box 10003, Oakland 

Intellectual, sensitive, hansome B/M. 32. w 
Master's, seeks female companionship (24-30) 
for personal growth and cultural dating (theater, 
symphony etc ) Openness, honesty, and sincerity 
a must Photo exchange? I will respond to sincere 
inquiries in like fashion P O Box 34, Berkeley. Ca 

Handsome, WM, 27. 5'8", intense, driven, intro¬ 
verted, alienated sense of humor Interests: 
languages and literature—education here still 
thin-music-classical-Boris Godunov is favorite- 
jazz. some rock; writing (novel); Socialist politics- 
(not socially or organizationally connected-don t 
care to be)-films. mostly highbrow-but also 
Bogart, seeks woman much the same Guardian 
Box #1-E._ 

Are you an independent-minded active woman 
(40-55) already leading an interesting life but 
missing that something that comes from sharing 
intimacy, but fearing losing your own space and 
identity? This 50 year-old liberated male would 
like to work on this dilemma with you while 
sharing exciting cultural events. Write Guardian 
Box #2-E. 

Mature Ladys 

W/M 45 seeks friendship ladys 55-75 intressed 
theather, books pets Guardian Box #3-A 
Easygoing 30 year old W/M professional with 
masters degree. Love outdoors, camping, hiking, 
history, horses, and young ladies. Seek attrac¬ 
tive. pleasant lady for friendship and possible re- 
lationshiD. Guardian Box #3-B. 

Renaissance man, 40, seeks tall, attractive, kind, 
feminist-amazon. P O Box 11390, San Francisco 
Calif. 94101. 

Warm autumn days and a weekend at a country 
inn near Mendocino or Big Sur, or perhaps cool 
nights and fall colors in the gold country; a cozy 
fire, a special friend appealing? Then if you 
are a bright, trim, affectionate, woman, 25-45. un¬ 
encumbered and a joyful spirit, a fun-loving at¬ 
tractive W/M awaits your reply Box 5393. Berke¬ 
ley 94705 

Sincere, playful, warm, nice-looking (jeans/T- 
shirt) W/F, 36, seeks similar, supportive, feminist, 
nonsmoking W/M, 30-50, for occasional lunch¬ 
time companionship downtown (his treat) and 
possible friendship/intimacy Write Nancy (in¬ 
cluding address). Guardian Box 14-01 -C. 

TV or me? Friendly? Available? 35+ ? Joy. Box 
31332, SF. CA 94131 ( + Stamp) 

I'll enjoy becoming friends with a woman who re¬ 
quires absolute honesty I'm W/M. 36, 5'11", 
#1 50. attractive, high self-esteem PO Box 31612, 
SF 94131, _ 

Feminist Companion 

Jewish man, 30. left-feminist, childcare worker, 
seeks feminist woman companion to share sup¬ 
port. ideas, feelings and play Guardian Box 

Uncharacteristic Daring 

I am a shy. ectomorphic 6'. W/M age 30 l want to 
be enslaved by a women's inspiration in a love re¬ 
lationship of liberating intensity I need her dis¬ 
belief to dissipate my self-doubt I need her rarely 
to compliment me and never to come to my res¬ 
cue I want her to give me the pleasures of 
touching, feeling, seeing the*beauty I know in her 
POB 2221 Stanford, CA 94305 

Kind, giving, contemplative, active, creative WJM 
50 seeks companionship and coring with warm 
woman Appreciate sensitivity, work involvement, 
and the courage to discover Fond of brunettes, 
full figures, sensual awareness, and quiet to¬ 
getherness Enjoy children and elderly Yes, 
sometimes I ski. fish, backpack, and enjoy the 
mountains But always I love having my back 
rubbed Guardian Box 1-D 

Energetic senior woman artist seeks Bach loving 

gentleman companion for sketching, dancing 
badminton and pleasantries Guardian Box 2-B 

Woman wants other "nifty woman sensitive, 
aware, attractive and professional Guardian Box 

Secure single man. 35. seeks discreet correspon¬ 
dence with articulate, sensitive, intelligent 
woman Guardian Box 2-C 

Kind Man 

Berkeley professional W/M 42 attractive and sen¬ 
sitive. with romantic and fun sides, into the arts, 
the wilderness and staying fit. wants to share with 
bright active trim non-smoking together indepen¬ 
dent woman. Guardian Box 14-02-A 

Are you married? Frustrated emotionally, sexual¬ 
ly? How about a lusty affair with a great lover! I'm 
tall att. slim, 38. white, single meet day or eve 1 
Bill. Guardian Box 14-01-A 

Woman seeking meanings beyond materialistic 
answers, interested in self-discovery and devel¬ 
oping more caring for others, would like to know 
more people of both sexes who are attuned to 
inner essences of people rather than outer pack¬ 
ages and how they perform Special concern 
Problems surrounding miscommunication and 
stereotyping experienced by all physically or cul¬ 
turally different people (am without sight) Like- 
minded friends, may we talk? Guardian Box 2-D. 
Printed or typewritten letter preferred 


SF communal grapevine Non-competitive pot- 
luck volleyball (Golden Gate Park) 929-0671 
Interested in experiencing the alien? Send phone 
number to "There Is No Name". Box 1160. 
Berkeley. Ca 94704 


Computerized introduction service for men Dis¬ 
creet. confidential. For information call 391-9628 
or 673-6464 

Contact High 

A newsletter for conscious singles who enjoy cor¬ 
respondence. Free details Write Dept BG4. Box 
504, Mendocino 95460. 

Private Single Parent Society 

now forming. Interested? Call 334-3520 after 11 

Looking For The Right Person? 

We offer personal, confidential introductions for 
serious-minded people The Matchmaker, 929- 
0866, SF 

Computer Introductions 

for hobbies, dates, roommates, travqlmates— 
by phone Only $5/month Seven days, 9 am-10 
pm. 956-4357 




Integral Counseling Center 

A holistic approach—harmonizing and integra¬ 
ting the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical 
aspects of one s being Individuals, couples, and 


Sliding fee scale 
Initial interview free 

1780 Church St. 648-2644 

Free-Lance Rabbi 

You don't have to remain stuck where vou are' 
Reichian holistic focus with a caring person Alee 

Emotional-Opening Therapy 

My approach focuses on working through emo¬ 
tional blocks, getting more deeply in touch with 
feelings, and expanding relationships Individuals 
and couples. Call Jan DiSanto, RN, MS at 285- 
4364 Sliding scale 

Holistic Counseling 

An approach which includes working with an in¬ 
dividual on the intellectual, physical, emotional 
and spiritual levels Barbara. Ph D candidate 

Lonely, Depressed, Suicidal? 

Work on understanding why in a caring, suppor¬ 
tive group setting Call Chris, 332-9100 Fees rea¬ 


Free your breath, free your mind Trained, experi¬ 
enced rebirthers who can assist you in freeing 
your own 415/549-3167. 

Surrogate Partners 

for sexual dysfunction. Berkeley Sexual Develop¬ 
ment Group Established 10 years Bay Area. 843- 
2167 evenings Box 9439, Berkeley 94709 

Human Behavior Center 

Learn to stop smoking, lose weight, control al¬ 
cohol or drug habit, and/or overcome other self- 
defeating behaviors Don Schubert, Ph D . Clini¬ 
cal Psychologist 566-0617 

Primal Therapy 

Intensive and follow-up The Center Within at The 
Berkeley Center. 2820 Adeline, Berkeley 94703 
(415) 548-3543 _ 

Dream Interpretation 

Based on Senoi dream culture. Groups and indi¬ 
viduals. Trained with Kilton Stewart, originator of 
method. Directed dreaming gives power to re¬ 
structure personality, to be one's own authority, 
release energy for greater creativity, personal re¬ 
lationships. Quick, lasting results Rose Shaw. 


Awareness Program 
Every Monday, 6-8 pm 

Focuses on awareness and personal growth. 
Drop in when you can. stay as long as you want 
Groups led by advanced trainees under the 
supervision of Institute members Fee $5 per 
visit at the door 

320 Judah, San Francisco 


I combine slow & easy bodywork with verbal 
interaction For a "give it a try" session call: 

Growth Group 

A supportive environment to make the journey 
back from loneliness and isolation to warm and 
intimate relationships that enhance rather than 
stifle growth Led by a licensed counselor with 
eight years of experience Tuesdays or Wednes¬ 
days. 8-10 pm Berkeley hills, sliding fee scale 
Private counseling also available Michael 
Walley, M A. (Lie #M64dO). 526-0611 

Under Stress? 

Trained, concerned people will listen to your 
problems Personal Confidential Anonymous if 
you wish. Call Stress Line. 922-7583 or 282-6419 
6 pm-10 pm. Mon through Fri (To leave 
messages 8 am-5 pm. call 282-64 1 9 ) 

Drop-In Group 

Work on personal issues, interact with others 
openly Thursdays. 7:00. Berkeley. $5 Ernest 
Isaacs. 524-1074 

Surrogate Sex Therapist 

for single men with premature ejaculation, erec¬ 
tion dysfunction, little experience Literature 
available Box 9404. Berkeley 94709, 415-548- 
5477 or 707-869-3808 





A Weightless Experience 
in the serenity of 
a flotation chamber 

$15 for one hour session 

of Morin 

3020 Dridgewoy 
Sousolito. CA 94965 


Guardian Classified does not want and will 
not accept sexual massage advertising. 
Readers are encouraged to report non- 
compliance with this policy. 

Pamela's health massage. Quiet SF home Whirl¬ 

pool jacuzzi. Shampoo/facial Monday through 
Friday. 12-8. Men/women. 641-1414 

Masseur;85% Repeat!!! 

European rubdown by expert honest reliable 
discreet—athletic professional. Mon-Fri. Barry 

Seitai—A Japanese Healing Art 

Learn to surrender your body to an unconscious 
movement which stimulates self-healing and the 
ability to heal intuitively with the hands. For infor¬ 
mation call Philip, 283-1014. 

Ganesha And Tapasya 

Healing massage, $20/hr. Husband and wife 
massage partners Eastern and Western tech¬ 
niques 654-2540 OM 

Release Stored Tension 

Revitalizing non-sexual massage in safe sen¬ 
suous environment 1 Vi hours $15 John 
563-3013 alter 11 am Certified practitioner 

Swedish Massage 

Professional, relaxing. Absolutely non-sexual, 
men, women, children M-W-F. 10-6 pm East 
Bay Dianna. 536-7284 

Healing Massage In Berkeley 

I use Esalen and Shiatsu to restore proper ba¬ 
lance and vitality to the body “My work is based 
on intuition, combined with several years of ex¬ 
perience in bodywork Non-sexual only. Call An¬ 
drea, 843-0386, 8 am-8 pm daily 

Healing Massage 

Color, sound, visualization with breathing tech¬ 
niques used with integration of Swedish. Esalen, 
shiatsu and polarity arts to revitalize your energy 
flow Bach Flowers also available. Helena 564- 

Alan Freebury 
San Francisco 


M A psychologist offers unique, sensitive con¬ 
sultations! Individual, couples, group 841-0993 
or 843-4440 x32 


Gurdjieff-Ouspensky Centers 

Accepting students. 661-3689 


workgroup based on ideas of Gurdjieff. Ouspen- 
sky, Idries Shah and modern psychology. Current 
openings. 841-6500 x153 


Communal and cooperative lifestyles 
discussions 2nd & 4th Fri. eves each month 
Emphasis on group relationships, open communi¬ 
cation 929-0671 



Accounting Services 

for small businesses and self-employed indi- 
, viduals Nick Rodin. 548-6932, M-F, 8-6 


Victorian Specialists 

Renovation, additions, decks, remodeling, dry rot 
and repairs For free estimates call Moore Build¬ 
ing, 626-3131 or 285-1901 


Floor Refinisher 

Strong worker has experience working with 
wood Call Joel 824-9376 

We’ll Floor You! 




Building maintenance and general repairs. 

Cleaning, plumbing, painting, electrical, roofing 
Call Mac or Mary 567-4732 

Dirty Windows? 

Let me do a magnificent cleaning job at low rates. 
Ace Window Washing, 346-0462 


Young man/student Thorough—fast—reliable 
References Steve 431-9975. 

Abacus Cleaning Co-op 

Housecleaning, rental units, one-time job 


Need a typist? Secretary? Temporary office help? 
Reasonable rates, guaranteed work Call Marilyn. 


Business Loans 

For start-up, expansion, or debt consolidation 
$2000 and up Call J M Robinson. 824-3933 



Landscaping services Pruning, planting, design, 
maintenance Back yard restoration Experi¬ 
enced, references. Free estimates Call Michael. 


Interior Design-Decorating 

I will help you make your house look beautiful 
without spending a fortune. Call Howard Interior 


Ghost Adoption Agency 

A lifetime of exciting experiences can be 
yours, when you adopt a homeless ghost 

Send S A S E. for application and information to 


345 Lincoln Ave. 

Cotati, CA 94928 

Informative classes weekly in the Bay Area. 

Household Repairs & Decorating 

General repairs, remodeling, shelving, painting, 
appliance installation, electrical fixtures, tiling 
and formica counter tops. Call John Marsh. 
467-6867 eves 


Strong Man—Good Truck 

Friendly, efficient Hauling, cleaning Basements, . 
garages, yards. Fair negotiable rates Call Shad. 
441-3998 24-hour answering 

Professional Astrologer-Consultant 

Private counseling, individualized tutoring, charts 
computed, and monthly classes entitled "Astro- 
Psychology.'' Gail Knowles. 285-1901 


Palm and Card Reading 
Tells your past, present 
and the future. Also, 
counseling on personal 

For appointment call Lena: 566-5912 


Hot Tub Maintenance & Repair 

Complete service specialists for SF and the Bay 
Area Call Augean. 626-3131 ext. 159 


College students! Improve your grades Send $1 
for your 365-page term paper catalog 10,250 
available Research Assistance. 11322 Idaho. 
#206BG, Los Angeles. California, 90025. (213) 
477-8226 __ 

Have a letter to write but not the time or words? 

Let me do it for you Doug 567-0305. 

Research Specialist 

Theses, dissertations, economic reports Call 
Jim, 285-0673 _ 


Art Flelds/Skilled Trades 

Signs, slide shows, films, photography, graphics, 
painting, carpentry, office work, maintenance 
Hire capable SF Art Institute graduates, students 
Call Placement 771 -7020 x79 


Large Van 

Efficient, dependable, experienced, reasonable 
rates, pads and dollies, free estimates Short 
notice OK 648-4257 

Curley’s Transfer 

Moving, packing, storage since 1972 $AVE with 
recycled cartons. Call us anytime. 665-3678 

Coming or going 1 Call Tommy Trucker. 821-3312 
Reasonable service. Courteous rates, firm hand¬ 
shakes. Short notice OK 

Enclosed Breadtruck 

Fast and reliable with pads and dollies 1 man- 
$15/hour, 2 men—$22/hour 826-7928 

Country Trucking 

Light/heavy moving. Free estimates, lo rates AM/ 
PM shift ok Call Rob, 731-7715. 

Enclosed Transport Service 

Moving, hauling, dependable, well-equipped, 5 
years experience Free estimate Reasonable 
Call Tom, 239-2?n? or Joe, 664-6966 

San Francisco Trucking Co. 

Moving — near or far. 1-10 men Large enclosed 
trucks. Delivery Experienced 621-6772. 

Neighborhood Movers 

Safe-efficient service Large 2-ton truck Experi¬ 
enced. assured friendly We do hauling too 1 

Granny’s Truckers 

Five years experience Reasonable, reliable No 
move too large Billy 431-4257_ 

Sagittarian Movers 

Eight years experience, 12', 24' trucks. Long 
distance/local. Fully insured. Dependable, ref¬ 
erences, low $. 453-8853 


CAL PUC-T-123218 

CALL 885-5555 

A truck for all seasons Call 826-8863 for timely 
transport or hasty deport. We drink port 


Paul The Painter 

Interior-exterior house painting Insured. Guaran¬ 
teed. Older homes a specialty. 1 1 years experi¬ 
ence. Free estimates. 584-9257 

House Painting 

Licensed contractor (#356140) fully insured 
Residential/commercial Interior & exterior Color 
schemes/free estimates Noel. 261-7474 


Use our telephones & mailboxes Barbary Coast 
Answering Service. 1820 Union Street Fast & 
accurate. 922-7775. 


Super 8 Wheatgrass Films 16mm 

Specializing in promotionals for alternative or¬ 
ganizations. Run a TV spot for fund-raising! 




Special rates for community organizations 

3174 16th St., SF 863-5820 


Invest Against Inflation 

Consider renovation Lou Bednar and Associates 
Gen'l Contr. #362761 346-3880, 992-3588 



All types, complete or patch, also gutters and ce¬ 
ment work Free estimate Great prices 
648-1662 or 334-8730 


Expert, precise sharpening and repairs Knives, 
shears, tools Speedy service, quantity dfscount. 
Blades, 1692 Haight, 431-4653 


Sign Painting • Murals • Graphics 

Any kind of sign. Agency experience Call for free 
estimate, references. Tom Cross. 552-7304 


Typing/Transcribing/Copy Editing 

Transcribe cassettes, reel tapes. Type all texts 
—manuscripts, cables, theses, etc. Experienced 
in legal, scientific/techmcal. language, whatever. 
Guaranteed letter perfect. IBM Corr Sel II 
Cynthia, 832-1278. 

S.O.S. Typing 

We have typed Briefs for law students, theses 
and plays, term papers for Arabs and long 
resumes. We've done letters for WASPs and 
papers for Jews, even typed lor Punk rockers, 
and we can type for you! Yes we edit and tran¬ 
scribe, typeset and more Call 981-6744 


Letters, resumes, manuscripts. Fast, literate, 
friendly Mickey, 285-9473. 

Midnight Express Typing Svc. 

Meets deadlines. Competitive prices. IBM Se- 
lectric. References available Large jobs, a spe¬ 
cialty Experienced, professional, dependable 
647-4519. _ 

Scholastic Typing/Editing 

Neat, dependable, accurate IBM Correcting Se- 
lectric. Theses, manuscripts, legal, statistical 
typing Work guaranteed Reasonable 821-7612. 

Typing & Dictation 

Executive Secretary IBM Selectric II (self- 
correctmg/dual pitch) Edit, correct, proof Mary 
M ,626-3131. 

Typing/Transcribing/Phone Diet. 

Experienced, highly professional. Resumes, cor¬ 
respondence, manuscripts; tape transcribing. 
IBM latest equipment. 346-7380 


' VT« W*' V/T. *• T.X.'I 

826-0072 • 826-4217 

SELL COUPONS U.A., $45; AA„ $50 

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$250 • Honolulu $145 • Mexico $99 • 
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from Hong Kong $670 • USSR 15 days, 
from London $585 • Kenya 7 days, 
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Guaranteed over $200 value Circular free Send 
name and address to K N Tuttle. 1010 Bush St. 
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NYC $108* Miami $109 

• Hong Kong $349 • London $242 • 
Brussels $274 • Frankfurt $324 

• Honolulu $131 • Mexico $99 • 

China 10 days, from Hong Kong $670 

• USSR 15 days, from London $585 • 
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• Condor • Icelandic • Jet Exchange • 

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Cheap Flight To East Coast 

$90 to Washington, D C from SF two one-way air 
tickets available, use anytime through Dec 15. 
Phone 552-7649 after Oct 5 or write Guardian 
Box 5-B 

Energetic, adventurous female travel companion 
wanted: Balkans/lsrael for Oct/Nov and Bali/ 
Ceylon for Feb/Mar; PO Box 5192 Berkeley 

Opera, Friday Evening 

3rd row center, 14 Sept. Pelleas": 21 Sept, 
"Gioconda". 28 Sept , "Elektra" and through 
season except 12.19 Oct. $75/pair Bill, 526-8765 


Rainbow The Mime 

Parties, performances and classes. Call Rainbow, 



At the Mandal* Ballroom 

603 Torovol St.. SF 
552-4990 or 731-9829 

Lire Music 2nd Sat. $4.50 


Backpacking For Women 

Wilderness Trips September 29-October 1 , 
Desolation Wilderness, $35 Aspen trees are 
changing color, the Sierra fall is beautiful. We ll 
camp on Lake Sylvia and climb Mt. Pyramid In¬ 
cludes map & compass work: Oct. 13-15, Moke- 
lumne Wilderness, $35 We ll pack into Grouse 
Lake Features map & compass work, hot springs 
before returning to Bay Area Classes: October 
iO. 17. 24 7-9 pm. $25 The Outdoorwoman's 
School, Carole Latimer, 2519 Cedar St, Berkeley, 
Ca. 94708, 848-5189 



Mime for all occasions (415) 531 -7120. 

Tarot reader available for parties See "Psycho- 
astrologer" ad in METAPHYSICAL 

Westwood Sun Cafe 

people love to cater private parties—in our cafe 
—providing food, drinks, entertainment. Call 

Festive Music 

Baroque, Renaissance for all celebrations Fully 
professional, critically acclaimed. Loud or soft in¬ 
struments Trio $180, quintet $250 Call Pastime 
With Good Company. (4 1 5) 566-9610. 

The Ultimate Moose Band 

Music for all ages and occasions. From Big Band 
swing to Fifties rock to disco. Originals too! (415) 


Ride or drive carpools. cross-country commuting, 

or local. Free listing 845-1769 Membership $5 
HCTS, 2720 Grov6, Berkeley 94703. 


50% Discount 

Want to exchange 4 United Airlines coupons 
for 4 American Airlines coupons. 668-6190 or 
332-5383. Mrs Simon 


Ocean front condo for rent Nov 12 thru 19 Sleeps 
4 Call 641-1015 after 6 for details._ 

Gourmet Country Dining 

The Blue Heron Inn, Restaurant and Tavern in 
Duncan's Mills on the Russian River, serving in¬ 
ternational vegetarian specialties, chicken and 
fresh fish.-Open daily except Monday, 5:30-9.30 
Champagne brunch Sunday 10-2 (707) 865-2269 

Attention Skiers! 

Don't let this winter slip-slide away. Join Ernie's 
ski cabin in the Sierra today For terms and con¬ 
ditions call Ernie Lavorini aft 6pm, 527-4589 

South Mendocino Coast 

Mar Vista Beach Cottages, kitchens, completely 
furnished, a unique experience in tranquility. $25/ 
couplg.-(707) 884-3522_ 

Rainbow Ranch 

Expansive mountain view, rustic lodge, cabins, 
pool, lake, home-cooking Available to groups & 
individuals. Write Rainbow ranch, Cahstoga 
94515.(707) 942-5127 

Timber Cove—Sonoma Coast 

Beautiful ocean-side homes or seclusion among 
redwoods. Weekend/weekly rates. Hot tubs. Call 
for list (707) 847-3278 





CALL 885-5555 

69 VW rebuilt engine 1500, 8K $450 Eve & 
weekend. 431-4469 


For sale: '76 MGB, 16K $4000 or B O 863-0514 

Mad genius will sell you a new or used Pontiac 
Honda or Peugeot David Swan at BOAS Inter- 
national Motors, 10 South Van Nes s. 441-2000. 

1950 Or B/O 

1974 Mazda GD engine, 54K miles. Must sell 

Ptease Buy My Economical Caf 

Moving east must sell completely reliable 1972 
Vega 47,700 miles. New engine at 30,000. 
Spotless interior like new Excellent m.leaqe 
$1000 or best offer 567-7862 


For Sale 

15'/? ft. windmill sailboat w/trailer and 7 hp 
outboard Sail, mast & motor like new boat 
needs bottom $400 or B/g 665-7974 after 7 pm. 




Ride A Moped! 

College Ave. Cyclery 
6026 College Avenue 
Oakland 94618 
Telephone: 654-3361 





often complex, but rationally 
ordered compositions, usually 
capped by a poetically hazy 
horizon line. 

Watkins's photographs of Yose- 
niite can now be seen at the San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
and as part of a group show. 
Yasemife. at the Fine Arts Mus¬ 
eum's Downtown (Embareadero) 
Center start ing Oct. 1 

★ ★ ★ 

Some regard William Blake 
(1757-1827) as both the premier 
poet and graphic artist ol the 
Romantic era. His reputation as a 
visual artist will continue to rise as 
we place more value on works on 
paper I vs. canvas) and as our 
interest in the relationship of word 
and image, text and illustration, 

Thaekrey and Robertson's 
exhibition of 22 black-and-white 
full-page engravings of the Book of 
Job provides an opportunity to 
scrutinize the work of Blake, the 
draughtsman. No lyrical colored 
washes embellish these engravings 
as they do the prints Blake made to 
aecompam his own epic verses. 
There's nothing here Jmt black 
lines. Sublimely sensual black lines 
indsed with an ease and vitality 
unmatched in the 19th century 
until Aubrey Beardsley. 

Blake's work has much in 
common with Beardsley's, despite 
the fact that Beardsley tended to 
work in the more fluid medium of 
pen and ink. With Blake, we pore 
over each detail, each nuance of 
line, each foliate border or wonder¬ 
fully expressive cherub's head just 
as we do with Beardsley's sinuous 
art nouveau creations. I marvel at 
Blake's extraordinary tonal range, 
the varieties of gray that incremen¬ 
tally bridge the cavernous gap from 
black to white. 

Blake's eccentricity Ins special 
gift, derived from a dual interest in 
the muscular corporeality of 
Michelangelo's I iguros and the 
linear, dematerialized grace of 
English Gothic tomb sculpture. 
Forms are alternately flattened out 
or rendered with illusionistic, 
three-dimensional force. The arm 
of the Lord merges with clouds that 
metamorphose into borders tor the 
images in a manner ty pical of med¬ 
ieval illuminated manuscripts. The 
entire history of Christian art¬ 
making, in fact, seems encapsu¬ 
lated in these 22 engravings: from 
t he layered silhouettes < if horses up¬ 
dated from the Greco-Roman/ 
Early Christian sculptural relief 
tradition to the abbreviated repre¬ 
sentation of landscape and starry 
nights borrowed from medieval 
manuscripts to the theatrical flam¬ 
boyance of Renaissance/ Baroque 
gestures, including God's famous 
arm's-length reach from Michel- 
angelo'sLosf Judgment. 

1 must confess that at first 1 felt 
little interest in the Old Testament 
narrative these engravings show 
and tell. How can one relate to this 
harsh tale of blind faith and an 
intransigent God who needed, at 
all costs, to be served? As 1 see it, the 
artist’s problem was to make the 
Lord a compassionate presence in 
the lacs' ol the cruel and irrational 
injustice Job must endure. Blake 
succeeded brilliantly. The face of 
the Lord radiates wisdom, strength 
and love. Blake’s profound spirit¬ 
uality informed these engravings, 
enablinghim torestageand rev ital- 
ize a 5,000-year-old morality plav. 



N S 

PACIFIC COAST at the Fraenkel 
Gallery. 55 Grant Ave.. SF. through 
Oct. 20 

The Columbia River, photographed by Carleton Watkins in 1867. 

OREGON at the Simon Lowinsky 
Gallery. 228 Grant Ave., SF, through 
Nov. 4 


OF JOB at Thaekrey and Robertson. 
2266 Union St., SF. through Oct 31 

S ummer's over and they're off 
and running. San Francisco 
galleries have trotted out the favor¬ 
ites. banking on splashy September 
shows to draw attention from tan 
lines to more artistic compositions. 
As far as I’m concerned, the first 
heat's been won not by local front 
runners Joan Brown or Nathan 
Oliveira, or Canadian long shot 
Yousuf Karsh or even national 
treasure Ansel Adams, but by 19th 
century photographer Carleton 
Watkins and 19th century poet/ 
printmaker William Blake. 

Carleton Watkins’s name may 
ring a bell from the widely reported 
spring photography/’book auctions 
in New York. Two rare Watkins 
albums— consisting of 100 prints— 
were auctioned for $198,000, the 
highest price ever paid for photo¬ 
graphic properties. As a group, the 
photographs will be seen just once 
before being individually sold— 
and only in San Francisco. 

No later than 1867, Watkins 
opened his own Yosemite Art 
Gallery on Montgomery Street, a 
Few blocks away from the Grant 
Ave. galleries currently exhibiting 
his work. There, in the days prior to 
the momentous invention of the 
picture post card, he sold photo¬ 
graphs of Yosemite to middle- and 
upper-class tourists. 

Watkins made his photographic- 
mark in Yosemite, and after two 
visits to the future national park he 
turned his attention, in the late 
1860s, to lesser-known scenery. 
The Oregon album documents 
both the majestically unpeopled 
expanses of the Columbia River 
Valley and the tiny county seats 
and agricultural hamlets of the 
newly settled Oregon territory. 
The Pacific Coast album takes us 
on a journey from boomtovvn San 
Francisco, up the coast past the 
Farallons to Mendocino, then 
inland through mining and resort 
townstoMount Shasta. 

Watkins's photographs wore 
taken on 16x21 inch glass negatives 
known as “mammoth plates." The 
cumbersome negatives required 
immediate development after 
exposure to light. Watkins had to 
travel with his own mule-carried 
portable da rk r<#>m. 

Apart from the considerable 
technical expertise' involved, the 
golden, sepia-tone albumen 
prints are brcathtakinglv 
beautiful. They are majestic, 
straightforward, poetic— in short, 
classicistic rather than Victorian. 
To me, the best photographs seem 
to have been shot from a low-flying 
helicopter. Movement and stasis 
are perfectly harmonized. Trun¬ 
cated compositional elements in 
the foreground—a railroad bridge, 
the shadow of a cliff, a redwood 
tree, the mast of a ship—both 
frame and pull the eye into the 



The new season’s front-runners 

Watkins’s 1869 shot of the Magenta Flume, Nevada County, California. 

roading’s technology. The flagman, who 
kept coming back to the rear of the train 
and shouting into a squawking two-way 
radio, explained that he was watching 
for more trouble with hot wheels. As the 
train rushes along, it periodically crosses 
sensors in the track. The sensors are 
wired to electronic digital-display 
screens mounted on poles. If any of the 
wheels record as being too hot, a number 
flashes up on the screen and the flagman 
radios a warning up to the engine crew. 
If the wheels seem to be cool enough, he 
signals an all-clear. All night long as we 
raced across Nevada we were serenaded 
by the man’s shouting and the radio’s 
furious crackling.) 

We actually didn’t have much com¬ 
plaint about our nights on the train. 


aside from problems with trying to 
convince a restless baby to sleep (not 
Amtrak’s fault). The temperature 
dropped, the beds were comfortable, the 
old-fashioned clackety-clack of the rails 
is still there and still a proper lullaby, and 
it was clear why this form of travel is so 
habit-forming. The ride is rougher than 
it should be, but not enough to keep you 
awake, by any means. 

Day 2 presented more of the same. By 
the time we had crossed the top of Utah 
and into Wyoming, we were nearly 
three hours behind, and now we had a 
full day of the heat and discomfort to 
look forward to, with no repairs in sight. 
And there was an additional problem: a 
shortage of supplies, especially ice. (That 
may not be a critical commodity for most 
people, but for parents of a teething baby 
for whom it is the only solace for painful 
gums, it is more valuable than gold.) 

Finally, two hours before Denver, the 
last cubes melted away. We were now 
without ice, air conditioning and even 
our rear-door ventilation, since another 
car had been attached in Ogden, Utah. 
The emotional atmosphere in our and 
other compartments was becoming 
intermittently very testy. A man two 
compartments up, co-owner of a small 
Reno casino, started circulating a peti¬ 
tion of protest for Amtrak. He had no 

trouble getting signatures; even some of 
the staff helped pass it around. 

Approaching Cheyenne, desperate for 
a respite from the tropical zone, we 
decided to brave the enormous lines and 
eat dinner in the dining car. And finally 
we had some luck. 

The dining car is the exclusive domain 
of a steward, who has dictatorial power 
over the highly sensitive subject of 
seating. And to our great and pleasant 
surprise, the steward on this particular 
train chose to take pity on the sweltering 
masses, giving those of us from the 
hottest cars — the sleepers — first crack at 
dinner. An excellent decision. 

As we enjoyed a simple (but good) 
meal with a half-carafe of wine—total 
bill just $ 10.20 — in the blessedly cool air, 
Cora Hawthorne, our steward/benefac¬ 
tress, tossed remarks our way about 
Amtrak and the trains as she juggled the 
hungry passengers. She has only been on 
the job for five years, she said (prior to 
establishment of Amtrak, there had been 
virtually no women train workers), but 
added that there were still plenty of old- 
timers on board who had been working 
the rails for 30 years or more. 

Like most other train workers we 
talked with, Cora was contemptuous of 
then Secretary of Transportation Brock 
Adams and other Washington admini¬ 

Authors Ristow and 
Murphy, with son Liam, 
board the nouveau 
Zephyr at its Oakland 

California Governor Goodwin Knight and a cast of hundreds 
christen Western Pacific’s new California Zephyr on San Francisco’s 
Embarcadero, March 19,1949. 

Nil mi mi mi mi nij 

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strators who, they felt, were strangling 
the railroads with insufficient equip¬ 
ment, maintenance and staffing. And in 
fact, wherever you look while crossing 
the country with Amtrak, just about the 
only thing that is still working properly, 
despite its shortages, is the staff. 

We probably came into contact with a 
score or more Amtrak employees en 
route, sometimes under very trying 
circumstances, and almost without 
exception we found them to be friendly, 
helpful, dedicated to the trains and 
solicitous of the passengers. These aren't 
the good old days, but there are plenty of 
train workers who remember those days, 
and they are evidently passing along 
some of the traditions to the new staff. 

And work on the train certainly isn’t 
easy, especially now that every run is so 
solidly booked. Just the sight of a porter 

preparing the beds at night is enough to 
make you tired: After shooing you out 
into the corridor, they would attack your 
tiny (about 5' x 8') compartment in a 
frenzy of activity, clambering around on 
a ladder, wrenching bunk beds out of the 
walls, straightening sheets, fluffing 
pillows, all the while tripping over your 
luggage, books, picnic basket and other 
belongings. This process gets repeated 
for as many as nine double compart¬ 
ments and as many as a dozen or more 
single roomettes in a single sleeping car— 
or a sleeping-car oven, in our case. No 
wonder that late each evening you find 
the dining car, emptied of diners, filling 
up with the exhausted, sprawled-out 
bodies of the staff. 

But on to Denver— and another fringe 
highlight, a chance to walk around a bit 
of the old downtown (the warehouse 
district, undergoing a distinct trendif ica- 
tion, with architects’ offices, art galler¬ 
ies, continental cafes and the like sprout¬ 
ing up in buildings whose sidewalks are 
still largely the domain of the down-and- 
out) and another old-style railroad 

The Zephyr finally left Denver 2 Vt 
hours behind schedule, but the growing 
delay was actually to our advantage. If 
we had been on time, we would have 
arrived in Omaha at 4:05 am. Instead we 
got there at a considerably more civilized 
6:45 in the morning. It was even light 
enough to enjoy the pathetic sight of 
what passes as Amtrak’s “station” in 
Omaha — a rickety shed, topped with a 
j corrugated roof and stuck off in a side lot 
in the shadow of the two (count ’em) 
grand passenger depots that once served 
this bustling railroad city. 

Two days later, refreshed and rested 
by our stay in an air-conditioned apart¬ 
ment, we were even optimistic again 
about our journey. With a new train, we 
figured, our fortunes on the Zephyr 
would have to improve. And anyway, 
Omaha is only about nine hours from 
Chicago, where we would change once 
again. Still, just to be sure, we phoned 
Denver the night before to check on the 
progress of our new Train No. 6. It was a 
fortunate call, since this version of the 
train was even later than the other. We 
had the chance to sleep in the next 
morning before finally boarding at 9:55 
instead of the scheduled 4:15 am. The 
Zephyr was already nearly six hours 

The problem, we learned from our 
new carmates, was that there had been a 
freight derailment back in Wyoming, 
and this train had actually been forced to 
back up for several hours to bypass it. 
This business of derailments makes vou a 
little nervous. This was just one of three 
freights that went off the tracks along our 
route within a day of our journey, and 
the assurances of our flagman that 
passenger trains never derail weren’t 
altogether comforting, especially since 
on some stretches when the, engineer is 
trying to make up time the ride is very 
rough, bouncing you around wildly in 
your compartment. 

Late though it was, our new train did 
have the air conditioning intact, and we 
smiled weak smiles of relief at that. But 
our smiles were short-lived. By noon it 
was clear the system was expiring. And 
then, at 2:40 pm, the water in our car 
dried up as well. Our neighbors, with a 
good jab of black humor, recounted 
how, on their earlier trip from Manhat¬ 
tan to Denver, they had been without 
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electricity (lights, fan) as well as every¬ 
thing else part of the way. And this was 
the second time this particular car had 
run out of water, they said. Once pre¬ 
viously, somebody had just forgotten to 
attach the hose at a tanking-up station. 
(This time we had to wait nearly three 
parched hours for a refill.) 

A word on the delays. When you’re 
traveling for three days, a few hours 
difference doesn’t usually matter. It does 
matter, however, when the extra hours 
are spent in discomfort—or without 
adequate supplies. For example, the 
Zephyr is scheduled to arrive in Chicago 
daily at 1:25 pm, and, logically enough, 
Amtrak uses that schedule to determine 
how much food should be put on 
board. But what 
happens when, as 
with our train, it 
doesn’t arrive in 
Chicago until 8:25 

Nothing hap¬ 
pens. Nobody sits in 
one of those old 
train stations tele¬ 
graphing ahead for 
more food, like they 
used to do to warn 
John Wayne the 
Indians were 
coming. Nobody 
stocks up the trains 
in advance with 
extra food, knowing 
that the odds are 
that any given train will be late enough 
to require at least one additional meal 
service. Instead, the overflowing crowd 
of hot, tired, thirsty passengers has to 
make do with what’s there. 

And at 1 pm that day, when we went 
forward for a couple of sandwiches and 
Cokes, we found ourselves standing in 
the snack bar buying the last bag of 
potato chips available, alongwith aTab, 
the only available soft drink. The chips 
were the most substantial food on hand, 
and they didn’t carry us very far. Later in 
the day, the dining car served up a 
limited number of sandwiches—but 
even this tiny offering disappeared 
quickly, and there was nothing at all 
resembling dinner. It was a hungry 
crowd that disembarked at Chicago at 
8:25 that night. 

The other thing about the delay, of 
course, is that you miss connections. This 
is a serious matter indeed for trains going 
into Chicago, the busiest transfer point 
in the country. One result of Amtrak’s 
problems with keeping its schedules, in 
fact, is that there is an entire large 
passenger lounge in Chicago given over 
to receiving trainloads of delayed passen¬ 
gers as they come in, with a battery of 
Amtrak agents dealing with all the 
missed connections. 

This is apparently the thing Amtrak 
does best, actually, perhaps because it 
has so much practice at it. But it still 
takes time. We were toward the front of 
the train load of passengers, getting to the 
lounge in time to grab a relatively low 
number in the first-come, first-served 
system. Even so, it was close to 45 
minutes before our turn came, and when 
we finally left the lounge, it was still 

Since there were no more trains to 
Washington until the next day, and even 
those were booked solid, we were rapidly 
issued vouchers for hotel, meals and 
limousine and pointed to the Amtrak 


phone we could use to call our relatives in 
Washington about the delay. 

The cost of all this to Amtrak must be 
spectacular. We figured that just for the 
two of us our overnight stay in a Holiday 
Inn plus our meals, phone calls and 
transportation must have run to $75 or 
more. Considering that there were 
several hundred people in the lounge, 
the direct costs—just from this one train, 
in this one city—must have run into the 
thousands of dollars. If you add adminis¬ 
trative expenses, agent salaries, bus 
fares for passengers who were transfer¬ 
red, plus the lost revenue incurred by 
having to place passengers in open seats 
on later trains, the total is surely enor¬ 

Since we weren’t facing any deadline, 
however, we didn’t 
mind the layover. In 
fact, we were just 
getting comfortable 
in the Holiday Inn 
the next morning 
and eyeing the 
swimming pool 
with glee when an 
Amtrak agent 
phoned to say they 
could get us on a 
train in half an 
hour. This was one 
time we wished Am¬ 
trak hadn’t been so 
efficient, but we fig¬ 
ured we should take 
the opportunity, so 
we jammed our 
clothes into our bags, grabbed our baby 
and the limousine, and made it to Union 
Station with a few minutes to spare. 

An additional benefit to us—and 
financial loss to Amtrak—was that 
although we had reserved just the 
modest slumbercoach accomodations to 
Washington, the train we were now 
being sent on was a different route, and it 
had only the complete sleeping compart¬ 
ments. No extra charge, naturally, since 
we had been delayed the day before. 

This ride,- on the Chicago- 
Washington train called the Cardinal, 
was by far the smoothest of the three 
portions of our journey. The air condi¬ 
tioning worked, most of the equipment 
was the brand-new Amfleet stock, and 
we had only a few modest objections. 
Our bathroom sink kept falling off, for 
example (the porter seemed unpertur¬ 
bed, fastening it back on with lightning 
speed and a bit of sleight-of-hand). The 
only other thing that disappointed us 
was that the train carried no dining car, 
only a snack bar, although this was a full 

That one small snack bar, in fact, had 
to handle all meals for nearly 300 
travelers, including one entire coachful 
of hungry teenagers on a field trip to 
Washington from Chicago. And haute 
cuisine in these Amcafes (as the snack 
bars are called) features such specialites 
de la maison as spaghetti and meatballs a 
la microwave oven. A far cry, indeed, 
from the fresh beamaise sauce and giant 
strawberries of old. 

Well, the high-school kids loved it, 
anyway. They were holed up in a coach 
way at the very end of the train, with a 
hand-lettered cardboard sign at the door 
warning trespassers against setting foot 
inside, and it was good to see a new gener¬ 
ation choosing to travel by rail. 

All in all, the Cardinal gave us a far 
more satisfactory run than did the 

Zephyr, and we were pleased to see it 
(w.i )rLBvt tit,/. -)in <ji fnwiifuoqqc 

was one of the trains removed from 
Amtrak’s autumn execution list under 
public pressure later in the summer. If 
our entire journey had been like these 
final 24 hours, we might not have can¬ 
celled our return tickets in favor of a 
United flight back to San Francisco. 


As we progressed along our rather 
rocky trans-continental jaunt, we found 
ourselves comparing it with our trip on 
the Trans-Siberian Express four years 
ago. (The latter train covers 5,301 miles 
from Khabarovsk, in the USSR’s Pacific 
Far East, to Moscow, compared to the 
more compact Zephyr run of 2,404 miles 
f rom Oakland to Chicago.) 

Accommodations are fairly even. On 

the U.S. trains, the sleeping car is the 
traditional Pullman, with bunks that 
fold up into the wall during the day. In 
Russia the compartments have beds 
along both walls, doubling as coaches 
during the day. The American 
Pullmans, some of which date back to 
the 1930s (and none of which were built 
later than the 1950s), have been recently 
redecorated, with attractive new uphol¬ 
stery throughout, and they are better¬ 
looking than the very utilitarian East 
German-designed Russian sleepers. On 
Amtrak, meanwhile, you have the 
added convenience of a private bath¬ 
room, but the fact that it is tiny, 
subtracts space from the compartment 
and probably isn’t completely function¬ 
ing (note our problems with water fail¬ 
ures and falling sinks) makes this a 
dubious advantage. 

No huge disparity on service, either— 
except that it was smashing, on the 
Trans-Siberian, to have two regular 
attendants living on the car, offering 
such services as tea delivered to your 
room every morning for a few kopeks per 
glass (it was constantly brewing in a 
samovar at the end of each car). 

The American train food was a little 
more consistent than the Russian, partic¬ 
ularly since the menu on the Trans- 
Siberian featured many more items that 
turned out not to be available than those 
that were. We ended up having a far 
better culinary experience in Russia, 
though, because you could join the 
natives in avoiding the dining car alto¬ 
gether by jumping off at larger stations to 
purchase fresh delicacies from the old 
women who set up miniature farmers’ 
markets along the platforms, offering 
boiled potatoes, yogurt and kefir, fresh 
berries, bread, various drinks (including 
beer) and so forth. We ate cheaply and 
well this way for the nearly six days of 
the trip. 

Schedules are another matter 
altogether. The Russians keep them, the 
Americans don’t. Rarely, in our 5,000- 
mile journey across Siberia, were we 
more than a few minutes off. A sign of 
the Russians’ confidence in their time¬ 
keeping is that they actually post full 
schedules in the corridors for passengers 
to consult. Amtrak would be risking a 
revolution if it did such a thing. 

The disparity in on-time performance 
points to a key underlying difference 
between the two trains: the physical 
state of the Russian system is far superior. 
This is a heavily used route, a vital 
connection for the flow of military and 
freight trains between west and east,,and 
it is excellently maintained. Despite the 
fact that portions of the route traverse 

permafrost, with its unique problems, 
-l<* /»<! no’.oU snnl •,<.<> ?, "jUbiA ndo 

the trip is everywhere incredibly smooth 
and comfortable (aided, in part, by the 
wider gauge of the Russian tracks). 

While we were there, what’s more, we 
saw an important sign of the Russian 
commitment to their railroad, in the 
form of a large-scale track-replacement 
project, with crews of soot-covered men 
and women installing concrete ties and 
welded sections of rails in place of the 
older equipment. The continual freight 
derailments and passenger-train delays 
in the U.S. attest to how badly this sort of 
attention is needed here, but Amtrak has 
only recently begun track-upgrading 
work in fairly limited stretches. 

In the end, it was the greater comfort 
and efficiency of the Russian train (like 
most of the European trains we rode on) 
that win it more points than Amtrak. 
Some of the American scenery may be 
more spectacular, but on the other hand 
the Siberian sights are/or from dull, and 
at least the windows are clean so you can 
see those sights. And even allowing for 
inflation, the Russian journey was a 
tremendous bargain. It cost the two of us 
roughly $475 for a journey of 5,801 miles 
from Nakhodka to Moscow (including a 
connecting line from Nakhodka to 
Khabarovsk), a total of eight days and 
seven nights with a private compart¬ 
ment, all meals included. (Since we 
didn’t eat the meals, we were able to turn 
in our food vouchers for cash in 

On Amtrak, the current fare for two 
for the 3,363 miles from San Francisco to 
Washington with a sleeping com¬ 
partment, is $556— and that is the 
family plan, which is full fare for one 
spouse, half for the other. Put another 
way, the Russian train at full fare costs 
about 8. 2c per mile including meals; the 
American one at a discount costs almost 
twice as much, 16. 2c per mile, excluding 
meals. That expense is the sort of thing 
that can make you angry when the 
higher-priced train doesn’t even work 

But back to the original question: 
Would we take Amtrak across the 
country again? We would, despite all the 
drawbacks. But we would choose our 
time more carefully, and we would 
probably try not to make the trip with 
such a young child. 

All our difficulties aside, there was 
much that we enjoyed. This is undeni¬ 
ably the most pleasant way to travel 
across the country. You suffer no jet lag, 
the room and the beds are comfortable, 
the view is often gorgeous and always 
interesting, the personnel on board are 
nearly all friendly and helpful, the food 
is satisfactory (and not, in our exper¬ 
ience, overpriced). When Amtrak 
introduces America’s first new sleepers 
since the 1950s later this year and early 
next, that may even solve some of the 
critical mechanical difficulties that 
plagued our trip and made us resent the 
high cost. 

So by all means take the train— but for 

now, take it in a more seasonable time of 

the year, not in the summer, with the air- 

conditioning disasters, and not in the 

winter, when the reverse problems occur 

and you can find yourself being delayed 

for hours in a snowstorm while your 

blankets freeze to the windows of your 

sleeping compartment. Instead, go in 

late September or October, or else in late 

March or April, and you may yet bump 

into us in the next compartment. ■ 

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A grassroots neighborhood activist takes on a 
consummate ward politician 


t a Saturday afternoon block 
party on the slopes of Bernal 
Heights, Sup. Lee Dolson (Dis¬ 
trict 9) arrives early in his gas- 
guzzling Ford Granada. Only a few 
Moultrie Street residents are lounging on 
the stoops of their single family homes. 
But Dolson gets right to work, glad¬ 
handing the mostly middle-aged and 
elderly voters, drawing them easily into 
conversation with a heart-tugging story 
about hisailing 87-year-old mother. 

Campaigning among these constitu¬ 
ents he calls “salt-of-the-earth people,” 
Dolson is the picture of affability, the 
Father Knows Best of supervisorial poli¬ 
tics. It’s a well-crafted performance. 
And as he winds up the mother story, a 
tale he tells throughout the day, he draws 
a campaign leaflet from his back pocket, 
offering it almost as an afterthought. 

Most of his listeners take it eagerly, un¬ 
aware that Dolson is a conservative Re¬ 
publican. There’s certainly nothing in 
the literature to clue them in. All they 
know is that he’s government in the flesh, 

taking time to munch a hotdog and sip a 
beer at their neighborhood picnic. 

It’s a part of his supervisorial job Dol¬ 
son has perfected, working his precincts, 
playing the consummate ' ward 
politician. “There’s never been a time 
when I failed to go or be represented at a 
community meeting, ” he says. 

And for many of the moderately 
liberal voters in District 9, that’s enough 
to muffle their disagreements with Dol¬ 
son’s conservative views. For example, 
Alan Perdue, Moultrie Street block club 
president, favors the anti-highrise ini¬ 
tiative, but he is undisturbed by Dolson’s 
opposition to the measure. 

“He’s been here,” says Perdue, “and 
that’s what I look for in a supe. ” 

But behind Dolson’s benign image is a 
politico who seems to have a penchant 
for indulging in a mean-spirited brand of 


“He approaches politics the way a pro¬ 
fessional soldier approaches battle,” 
John Kidder, a one-time Dolson adver¬ 

sary on the San Francisco school board, 
told a reporter shortly after Dolson was 
elected to the Board of Supervisors. 

And it wasn’t long after Dolson was 
sworn in that his District 9 detractors 
learned what Kidder meant. In early 
1978, Dolson set up a short-lived district¬ 
wide advisory council. But his Glen Park 
opponents were frozen out, says Ruth 
Gravanis, a Glen Park activist and now a 
supporter of Nancy Walker, Dolson’s 
major opponent in this year’s election. 
Dolson was blunt about the freeze-out, 
according to Gravanis: “You can’t cash 
losing chips at the winning window, ” the 
newly elected supervisor told her. 

Though in subsequent months he 
modified his winner-take-all stance and 
met with Gravanis and other nonsup¬ 
porters, she remains suspicious of Dol¬ 
son’s tactics. 

“He’s not receptive to people who 
haven’t supported him,” Gravanis says. 
“He believes in tit for tat. ” 

Nancy W alker says she too has been on 
the receiving end of Dolson’s tit-for-tat 
politics. In April 1978 he opposed her 
appointment to the San Francisco Advi¬ 

sory Council of the West Bay Health 
Systems Agency, which is involved in 
health planning for San Francisco, 
Marin and San Mateo counties. Dolson 
now says he had a “more qualified ap¬ 
pointee” than Walker, but by press time 
his office was unable to come up with the 
person’s name. 

According to Walker, Dolson wanted 
to do more than sabotage her appoint¬ 
ment. She says he warned her that her 
political activity in the district was en¬ 
dangering her job with San Francisco’s 
pre-trial diversion program, a non-civil- 
.service CETA position. 

“It was a veiled threat,” Walker says. 
“He told me I had powerful enemies and 
if I wasn’t careful I was going to lose my 

Dolson denies he threatened Walker. 
“I never talked to her about that at all,” 
he says. 

Yet others too have felt the sting of 
Dolson’s opposition. Gay activist Cleve 
Jones says Dolson held up his appoint¬ 
ment to the Juvenile Delinquency Pre¬ 
vention Commission, claiming to have 
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information that Jones was a convicted 
child molester. Jones, 24, says the accu¬ 
sation is a “lie.” 

According to Jones, Dolson brought 
his information to Sup. Carol Ruth Sil¬ 
ver, who was sponsoring Jones’s appoint¬ 
ment, an hour before the board was to 
vote on it, requesting that the vote be put 
off while he investigated the accusation. 

During the next week, Jones says, Dol¬ 
son never spoke with him or gave him the 
chance to confront his accuser. Jones’s 
appointment was eventually approved 

“Supervisor Dolson engaged in the 
worst kind of McCarthyism and witch- 
hunting mentality,” Jones says. “Gay 
people are, unfortunately, accustomed 
to that kind of behavior. We’ve seen it 
before from Anita Bryant and John 

Dolson refuses to confirm or deny that 
he went to Silver with the child molesta¬ 
tion information. Silver also declined to 

But a close associate of the late Harvey 
Milk, who asked that his name not be 
used, wasn’t surprised by the Jones 
affair, saying, “Lee Dolson’s a regular 
Joe Schmuck who never passes up an 
opportunity to take a cheap shot at gay 
people and minorities. ” 

While Dolson’s tactics may have 
earned him the enmity of many of the 
city’s progressives, he remains a favorite 
of the downtown set. 


If money really is the mother’s milk of 
politics, then the Dolson campaign is 
sucking contentedly at the corporate 
breast. In three months, from March 24 
to June 30, 1979, Dolson raised $9,330, 
all of it coming in large chunks ($100 or 
more) from special-interest corporate 
and real-estate contributors. 

The list of Dolson’s largest donors 
reads like a who’s who of downtown 
power centers: Bechtel Power Corpora¬ 
tion,. $500; Wells Fargo Bank, $500; 
Cost Plus, Inc., $500; Mo Bernstein, 
$350; PG&E, $300; Macy’s, $250; Bank 
of America, $200. 

And it appears the money deluge has 
only begun, with Dolson boasting that 
his campaign snared most of the early 
special-interest contributions “without 
even trying. ” 

Downtown’s faith in Dolson is re¬ 
flected in his two-year supervisorial 
record. Though he prides himself on his 
fiscal conservatism— opposing post- 
Prop. 13 business tax increases and 
restoration of funds for city services— 
Dolson’s penny-pinching doesn’t extend 
to most downtown boondoggles. He has 
supported the $115 million Moscone 
Convention Center as well as the $37 
million Performing Arts Center. He has, 
however, been a staunch critic of the 
city’s increasingly unpopular $2 billion 
sewer program. 

On neighborhood development 
Dolson has consistently supported the 
real-estate industry. He opposed the 
city’s 1978 downzoning revisions, which 




Michael Harrington. Socialist author of “The 
Other America” (which was at least partly respon- 
siblefor launchingLBJ’s"Waron Poverty") makes 
three public speeches on "A Left Strategy for 1980 
and Beyond. "Fri/28, noon, SFSU, Student Union. 
Barbary Coast Room; 2:30 pm, UC Berk.. 
Wheeler Auditorium; 8 pm, the New College, 777 
Valencia, SF, 543-8555 or 387-7971. 

San Francisco’s Neighborhood Platform 
Convention convenes to develop a nonpartisan 
neighborhood platform and to elect delegates to 
the National Neighborhood Platform Convention 
(which takes place Nov. 9-11). Issues to be dis¬ 
cussed include housing, government services, jobs, 

have curtailed neighborhood overde¬ 
velopment. And in June 1979, Dolson 
voted against the Nob Hill height limita¬ 
tions passed by the Board of Supervisors. 

Nor has Dolson forgotten his real- 
estate friends in their battles against 
housing activists. Until his recent vote for 
the city’s watered down rent-stabiliza¬ 
tion law, he has consistently voted 
against rent control, rent rollbacks and 
rent-increase moratoriums. 

His solution to the city’s housing 
crunch is to “build more and build up. ” 

Walker's campaign 
against the conservative 
incumbent is an 
attempt to fulfill the 
promise of district 

Says Dolson, “The law of supply and 
demand hasn’t been repealed”—a view 
enhanced perhaps by his own wealth: 
His financial portfolio includes a four- 
unit apartment building valued at 
$119,000; blue-chip utility and oil 
company stocks valued somewhere 
between $40,000 and $430,000; his 
salaries as a teacher at City College and 
on the board; and his Navy retirement 


Nancy Walker’s campaign to unseat 
Dolson is, to many observers, a quixotic 
venture, as she faces a combative incum¬ 
bent who has spent the last two years 
squirreling away his political IOU’s. But 
for W alker the race is a matter of keeping 

On election night in August 1977, 
when Props. A and B went down to de- 

education, health, parks and open spaces, crime 
and air and water quality. All San Francisco 
residents are invited. Speakers include Mayor 
Dianne Feinstein and Sup. Quentin Kopp, and the 
convention abounds with resource people, who 
have special knowledge of the issues. Hosted by the 
Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods, and 
sponsored by a coalition of community and neigh¬ 
borhood groups too numerous to mention. Sat/29, 
8:30 am-4:30 pm. First Unitarian. Center, 
Franklin at Geary, SF, $2, 647-3052 or 285-2648. 

Northern California Alliance for Survival ( AFS) 
holds a major peace organizing conference to plan 
upcoming actions. Sat/29, 10am-4:30pm, Trinity 
Methodist Church, Dana and Durant, Berk., 
bringa lunch, 752-7766, 626-6976or524-5619. 

Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport talks about his 
first few months in office and takes listeners’ calls 
and questions on the KPFA (94 FM) studio line 
(848-4425). Sat/29, 9-9:30am. 

election victory bash in the City Hall 
rotunda, an appropriate bit of symbol¬ 
ism. San Francisco politics had been 
transformed, seemingly, and the com¬ 
munity activists and neighborhood 
agitators thought that City Hall power 
was now theirs for the asking. 

But the district election activists 
turned out to be better campaign tech¬ 
nocrats than candidates. In District 9 
their electoral hopeful. Bob Covington, 
lost to Dolson, a recently defeated school 
board member, who won with 29% of 
the vote in a ten-way race. 

Today, Walker’s campaign against 
the conservative incumbent is an 
attempt to fulfill the promise of district 
elections: bringing a neighborhood- 
oriented supervisor with a liberal voice 
to the board. 

“Dolson is a reactionary. The district 
is liberal. I believe I can better represent 
it,” she tells the voters in District 9’s Ber¬ 
nal Heights, Glen Park, Miraloma/Mt. 
Davidson and Ingleside neighborhoods. 
A supporter of the grassroots anti-high- 
rise and rent-control campaigns, she 
says, “1 want to make district elections 
work in District 9.” 

But if Walker’s hopes are to become 
reality, she must overcome the damage 
done to her campaign by her own initial 
reluctance to run, her inexperience as a 
candidate and her awkwardness on the 
campaign trail. 

During early spring W alker and other 
District 9 progressives wasted valuable 
months trying to find a suitable black 
progressive to run in the 59% Third 
World district. By the summer they had 
given up. 

“Nobody else was going to do it,” 
W alker says of her decision f inally to take 
Dolson on. 

But the delay cost her campaign 
precious organizing time, necessary to 
develop a precinct-based effort. “A 
grassroots campaign is no good without 
grass, ” saysGene Colman, a W alker sup¬ 
porter and director of the Canon Kip 
community center. t4 


Roy Brown and Aires Bucaneros, one of New. 
York's most exciting Puerto Rican new song 
ensembles, performs a benefit concert for a Free 
Chile and Reconstruction of Nicaragua. The 
evening also features speakers Michael Moffitt 
(whose wife. Ronni Karpen, was murdered with 
Orlando Letelier, Chile’s former ambassador to 
the U.S., on Sept. 21. 1976) and Aura Beteta, Free 
Nicaragua's first Consul General in SF. Fri/28. 
7:30pm, GlideChurch. 330Ellis, SF, $5advance. 
$6 at the door, childcare, wheelchair accessible, 
tickets available at Cody’s, Modem Times, BASS, 
Old Wives' Tales, 433-6698. 

”La Poblacion — The Shantytown." a multi- 
media program using song, slides, narration and 
drama to tell the story of Latin America's 
poblaciones, the oppression of the people and how 
resistance movements find their bases there. 
Fri/28, 8:30 pm. La Pena Cultural Center. 3015 
Shattuck, Berk., $3, 849-2568. 


Skate vour way around the Polo Field at Golden 
Gate Park on Sat/6 and help Greenpeace save the 
w'hales and baby harp seals. Bring a picnic and 
friends, and plan to spend the day with entertain¬ 
ment and music. To get a registration packet, call 
the Greenpeace Foundation at 474-6767 or pick 
them up at all Record Factory stores and Viking 
SubShops. Startsigningupsponsorsnow. ■ 

And though Walker has almost a 
decade of political experience as a com¬ 
munity activist, district elections trea¬ 
surer and co-chair of the Covington cam¬ 
paign, this is her first time out as a candi¬ 
date. Even her supporters admit she’s not 
the stuff a campaign manager’s dreams 
are made of. 

“Nancy’s a sharp organizer and strate¬ 
gist,” says Ruth Gravanis, “but she’s not 
a fleshpresser or door-knocker. ’’ 

During this month’s citywide en¬ 
dorsement game, Walker fought hard 
but came out on the short end of the 
scale. The San Francisco Labor Coun¬ 
cil’s COPE, the Police Officers Associa¬ 
tion and the Firefighters and the 
Transport Workers unions all gave their 
nods to Dolson. 

He has endeared himself to big labor 
with his opposition to the anti-highrise 
initiative and the contracting-out of city 
services, as well as his sponsorship of a 
ballot measure to give police and fire¬ 
fighters collective bargaining rights. The 
conservative Black Leadership Forum 
has also voted him their support. 

Walker has gotten the stamp of 
approval mainly within the Democratic 
party, including both major gay Demo¬ 
cratic clubs, whose endorsements were 
endangered for a while by her failure to 
support Sup. Harry Britt at the Demo¬ 
cratic County Central Committee’s 
Sept. 9 endorsement session (see 
Guardian 9/13/79). 

Walker’s only union support has come 
from ILWU Local 6, though her camp 
succeeded in blocking an expected 
Dolson endorsement by SEIU Local 400. 

Though Walker admits Dolson’s 
support is a “mile wide,” she insists it’s 
only an “inch deep. ” 

Dolson remains confident of victory, 
though, predicting a win with 60% of 
the vote. But true to form, he’s playing 
for keeps. Says Dolson, “I intend to run 
as though the devil is on my tail. ” 

Also running in District 9 are Dennis J. 
Mulvihill and Earl Gilman. ■ 


continued from page 5 

their right. I don’t see anything wrong 
with it.” 

But the spending ordinance was 
enacted to reduce the influence of big 
money in political campaigns and the use 
of expenditure committees effectively 
thwarts the law and allows major contri¬ 
butors to spend any amount in behalf of 
any candidate or ballot measure. And 
the Prop. U campaign was not the first 
instance in which special interests have 
gotten around the spending limits. In 
1977, local billboard companies spent a 
quarter of a million dollars against Prop. 
W, a measure that would have elimi¬ 
nated billboards in San Francisco. 

3. TheSFAHcomplaint: 

The SFAH complaint does not attack 
expenditure committees directly. 
Instead, the complaint alleges that the 
funds spent by Parkmerced, Golden 
Gateway and Paul Sack Properties, 
through Solem, were in effect, contribu¬ 
tions to CFBH/SFARC. As such, SFAH 
contends, the payments should have 
been limited to the $500 maximum and 

reported as contributions by 

Were the corporate payments actually 
contributions? In defining a contribu¬ 
tion, the Political Reform Act states that 
“an expenditure made at the behest of” a 
committee is a contribution to that 
committee. Thus, the question: were the 
payments made by the three firms made 
at "made at the behest of” 

Robert DeVrejs of SFAH told the 
Guardian that he believed the payments, 
were made at the behest of 
CFBH/SFARC because Solem was 
representing both CFBH/SFARC and 
the three real estate companies simulta¬ 
neously. DeVreis said, “Solem was 
representing the committee and at the 
same time was directing the companies 
as to how they should spend their funds. 
So the money had to be spent at the 
behest of the committee. ” 

Don Solem disputed SFAH's conten¬ 
tion in a phone interview with the Guar¬ 
dian. He said, “the money was not spent 
at the behest of the committee,” and 

maintained that his firm carefully kept 
the funds from the three companies sep¬ 
arate from the funds of CFBH/SFARC 
and used the funds to purchase 
advertising that was substantially differ¬ 
ent from the promotions Solem put 
together for CFBH/SFARC. However, 
Solem acknowledged that his firm 
coordinated the spending between the 
two groups “in the sense that we had a 
general knowledge of what both were 
doing. ” 

P.S. 1: The Guardian sought to interview 
individuals from the three corporations who 
signed each firm’s expediture statement: 
Claude Scovill of Parkmerced Management 
Corp. and Paul Sack of Paul Sack Properties 
were both out of the city. David Towne, 
general manager of Golden Gateway 
Center, has been replaced by Joseph Finch, 
who did not return our calls by presstime. 

P.S. 2: The SFAH complaint notes that in 
February a trade association called the 
Coalition for Better Housing (separate from 
CFBH/SFARC) had registered with the state 
Department of Corporations giving 100 Bush 
St., Solem's offices, as its address. This trade 
association has not registered as a committee. 

but the SFAH complaint asks the District 
Attorney to notify the Coalition for Better 
Housing that it cannot spend funds it may 
have already raised for campaign purposes 
until it registers as a committee. Peter Necar- 
sulmer at Solem said the Coalition was not a 
political committee, would not contribute 
funds to campaign against rent control and 
had no money to contribute anyway. 

P.S. 3: Chief Assistant District Attorney 
Charles Breyer said after the SFAH 
complaint was filed that the DA’s office 
would investigate the charges made by 
SFAH. But DA Joe Freitas may run into 
potential conflict of interest problems since 
he has accepted a recent campaign contribu¬ 
tion from Golden Gateway Center, one of 
the three real estate companies cited in the 
SFAH complaint. Freitas accepted a $250 
contribution from Golden Gateway Center 
in May of this year, according to his cam¬ 
paign spending reports on file with the 
Registrar. Incidentally, Golden Gateway 
Center is 54% owned by Perini Land and 
Development Co., which is a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Perini Corp., which among 
other things is building the George Moscone 
Convention Center and the Seabrook 
nuclear power plant in New Hampshire. 



FILE NO 40649 

The following person is doing business as QUALITY CAR¬ 
PENTRY COMPANY, 1222A 22nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 
94122 David Merrihue. 1222A 22nd Avenue, San Francisco, 
CA 94122 This business is conducted by an individual Signed 
David Merrihue 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco, California by clerk Tat- 
suo Maruyama on September 21,1979 

Pub Dates September 26, October 3.10.17,1979 



CASE NO. 742937 

AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO In re the marriage of the 
Petitioner; EDWARDO GALLETTI. and the Respondent: LINDA 

NOTICE! You have been sued The court may decide against 
you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 
days Read the information below. 

iAVISO! Usted ha.gido demandado. El tribunal puede decidir 
contra Ud. sin audiencia a menos que Ud responda dentro de 
30 dias. Lea la informacion que sigue 
1. To the Respondent 

a. The petitioner has filed a petition concerning your marriage 
You may file a written response within 30 days of the date that 
this summons is served on you 

b If you fail to file a written response within such time, your de¬ 
fault may be entered and the court may enter a judgment con¬ 
taining injunctive or other orders concerning division of proper¬ 
ty. spousal support, child custody, child support, attorney's 
fees, costs, and such other relief as may be granted by the 
court, which could result in the garnishment of wages, taking of 
money or property, or other relief 

c. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, 
you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, 
may be filed on time. 

Dated September 6. 1978. Carl M. Olsen. Clerk. By P W 
Murphy. Deputy 

3386 25th Street 
San Francisco, CA 94110 

Pub. Dates: September 



FILE NO. 40511 

The following person is doing business as LEDRONE. 1390 
Market #908. San Francisco. CA 94102: Lon Klingaman, 1725 
Fox Plaza. San Francisco, CA 94102. This business is con¬ 
ducted by an individual. Signed Lon Klingaman. 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk Tat- 
suo Maruyama on September 13.1979 

Pub Dates: September 19, 26. October 3,10.1979 


V .tlljf'ttito * UKI i.I .i ).) * • ) 1 V | 


FILE NO 40314 

The following person is doing business as SAN FRANCISCO 
EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. 4096 18th Street #37, San Fran¬ 
cisco. CA 94114: Thomas P. Standish, 4096 18th Street #37. 
San Francisco. CA 94114 This business is conducted by an in¬ 
dividual. Signed Thomas Standish 

This statement was filed with Carl M. Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco, California by clerk 
Valaida S. Mason on August 31,1979. 

Pub. Dates: September 5.12,19. 26, 1 979 

_ BG- 13442 


FILE NO. 40313 

The following persons are doing business as KILBY & PATTER¬ 
SON ASSOCIATES. 1733 Scott #4, San Francisco, CA 94115 
Albert B. Kilby, 66 Cleary #808. San Francisco, CA 94109; 
Terence E. Patterson. 1830 Eddy. San Francisco, CA 94115. 
This business is conducted by an unincorporated association 
other than a partnership. Signed Terence E Patterson 
This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk Valai¬ 
da S Mason on August 31, 1979 

Pub. Dates: September 5,12,19. 26, 1979. 



FILE NO 40315 

The following person is doing business as SERVICES BY 
SUSIE, 214 Clara. San Francisco. CA 94107 Susanne S. 
Jarvis, 2535 35th Avenue. San Francisco. CA 94116 This 
business is conducted by an individual. Signed Susie Jarvis. 
This statement was filed with Carl M. Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk 
Valaida S Mason on August 31,1979. 

Pub. Dates: September 5,12,19, 26,1979. 

_ BG 13441 


FILE NO 40431 

The following person is doing business as HIGH T & CO., 116 
Belvedere. San Francisco. CA 94117: Aaron H Mazria. 116 
Belvedere, San Francisco. CA 94117. This business is con¬ 
ducted by an individual Signed Aaron Mazria 
This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk Tat- 
suo Maruyama on September 7.1979 

Pub. Dates: September 12.19, 26. October 3.1979 



FILE NO 40432 
The following persons are doing business as BOOKKEEPING 
COOPERATIVE. 234 Pierce. San Francisco, CA 94117: Patricia 
Henderson. 234 Pierce, San Francisco. CA 94117; Sandra 
Stein, 22120 Broadway St.. Sonoma, CA 95476. This business 
Is conducted by a general partnership. Signed Sandra Stein. 
Patricia Henderson 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk Tat- 
suo Maruyama on September 7.1979 

Pub Dates: September 12.19. 26, October 3.1979 



FILE NO 39612 

The following persons are doing business as OPTIONS. 1458 
Page #8, San Francisco. CA 94117: Diane L. Webb. 1458 Page 
#8, San Francisco, CA 94117, Robert M Calderaro. 1458 Page 
#8, San Francisco, CA 94117. This business is conducted by a 
general partnership. Signed Diane L Webb 
This statement was filed with Carl M. Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk D 
Flanagan on July 26.1979 

Pub. Dates: September 5.12.19. 26.1979. 



FILE NO. 40435 

The following person is doing business as CLIFTON LEMON 
.DESIGN & PRODUCTION. 1451 Shotwell. San Francisco. CA 
94110 Clifton Stanley Lemon, 1451 Shotwell. San Francisco. 
CA 94110 This business is conducted by an individual Signed 
Clifton Stanley Lemon 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk 
Tatsuo Maruyama on September 7.1979 

Pub. Dates September 12.19. 26, October 3.1979 

_ BG-134S1 


FILE NO. 40434 

The following persons are doing business as REBA & VANCE. 

143 Fillmore, San Francisco. CA 941 1 7 Richard Vance Martin. 
143 Fillmore, San Francisco. CA 94117. Rebecca Kmiec. 535 
Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117 This business is conducted 
by a limited partnership Signed Richard Vance Martin. 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk Tat¬ 
suo Maruyama on September 7.1979 

Pub Dates September 12,19, 26. October 3.1979 

__ BG 13452 


FILE NO. 40433 

The following persons are doing business as HOTEL VICKS¬ 
BURG, 1476 California, Box 40, San Francisco. CA 94114 
Christopher Beaver, 161 Vicksburg, San Francisco, CA 94114; 
Judy Irving. 161 Vicksburg, San Francisco. CA 94114. This 
business is conducted by a limited partnership Signed Chris¬ 
topher Beaver 

This statement was filed with Carl M. Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk Tat¬ 
suo Maruyama on September 7.1979 

Pub. Dates September 12,19, 26. October 3.1979 



CASE NO. 751653 

AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO In re the marriage of the 
Petitioner LUIZ GALLETTI. and the Respondent HELEN RENE 

NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against 
you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 
days Read the information below 

iAVISO * 1 Usted ha sido demandado El tribunal puede decidir 
contra Ud. sin audiencia a menos que Ud. responda dentro de 
30 dias Lea la informacion que sique. 

1. To the Respondent: 

a The petitioner has filed a petition concerning your marriage 
You may file a written response within 30 days of the date that 
this summons is served on you. 

b. If you fail to file a written response within such time, your de¬ 
fault may be entered and the court may enter a judgment con¬ 
taining Injunctive or other orders concerning division of proper¬ 
ty, spousal support, child custody, child support, attorney's 
fees, costs, and such other relief as may be granted by the 
court, which could result in the garnishment of wages, taking of 
money or property, or other relief. 

c. If you wish to sefek the advice of an attorney in this matter, 
you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, 
may be filed on time 

Dated May 18. 1979 Carl M. Olsen. Cjerk. By Joseph Rasch- 
Chabot, Deputy 

2822 Van Ness 
San Francisco, CA 94109 

Pub Dates September 5.12.19. 26.1979 


** * ' * * Gl. 1(4 '/ u L 410 a . | . 


FILE NO. 40498 

The following persons are doing business as JAZZLAND, 852 
Stanyan. San Francisco. CA 94117: Annette Jarvie. 144 Carl, 

San Francisco. CA 94117; Phillip Philbin III, 144 Carl #6, San 
Francisco. CA 94117. This business is conducted by co¬ 
partners. Signed Annette Jarvie 

This statement was filed with Carl M. Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco, California by clerk Tat¬ 
suo Maruyama on September 12.1979 

Pub Dates September 19. 26, October 3,10.1979 



FILE NO. 40533 

The following persons are doing business as AD RESPONSE 
LINE, 754 Columbus, San Francisco. Ca 94133: Duane Byron 
Busby. 2434 Bonar Street, Berkeley, CA 94702; James Jude 
Wallrabenstein. 2434 Bonar Street. Berkeley. CA 94702. This 
business is conducted by a general partnership. Signed D 
Byron Busby. 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk D 
Flanagan on September 14,1979 

Pub. Dates: September 19, 26, October 3.10.1979. 



FILE NO. 40534 

The following corporation is doing business as BRAND X. 570 
Castro. San Francisco, CA 94114 Keneka corporation (Cali¬ 
fornia). 917 Grove. San Francisco. CA 94117. This business is 
conducted by a corporation Signed K N Kapleau, President, 
Keneka Corporation. 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk D 
Flanagan on September 1 4,1979. 

Pub. Dates: September 19.26, October 3.10.1979 



FILE NO. 40535 

The following person is doing business as ART DECOR ENTER¬ 
PRISES. 2832 Gough. San Francisco. CA 94123: Faye A De 
Spain. 2832 Gough. San Francisco. CA 94123. This business is 
conducted by an individual. Signed Faye A. De Spain. 

This statement was filed with Carl M. Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco, California by clerk D 
Flanagan on September 14,1979. 

Pub. Dates September 19. 26. October 3.10.1979. 



FILE NO 40536 

The following person is doing business as HOWARD ENTER¬ 
PRISES. 625 Post #1237. San Francisco. CA 94103 Howard L 
Sparks, 1440 South Mayfair. Daly City. CA 94015. This busi¬ 
ness is conducted by an individual. Signed Howard L. Sparks. 

This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco. California by clerk D 
Flanagan on September 14,1979. 

Pub Dates September 19. 26. October 3.10.1979 

_ BG 13461 


FILE NO. 40552 ~ 

The following person is doing business as TIGHT MUSIC. 1560 
Eighth Avenue Penthouse. San Francisco. CA 94122: Ana 
Perez. 901 Cedar, Berkeley. CA 94710 This business is con¬ 
ducted by an individual. Signed Ana Perez 
This statement was filed with Carl M Olsen, the County Clerk of 
the City and County of San Francisco, California by clerk D 
Flanagan on September 14.1979. 

Pub. Dates September 19.26. October 3.10.1979 


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was founded by singer Mimi 
Farina several years ago, it has put 
on hundreds of shows in institutions 
in Marin County, San Francisco 
and in state prisons. The Bread and 
Roses Festival was established in 
1977 to help raise money for the 
day-to-day operation of the organ¬ 
ization, to ensure that the schedule 
of 35-40 small shows a month can 
be maintained. Ideally, the festival 
will raise about 80% of Bread and 
Roses’ annual budget, with the 
remaining funds coming from 
foundation grants, government 
grants and private contributions. 
Last year’s Labor Day weekend 
fest, however, was not as successful 
(financially, at least) as the first 
year’s shows, and Bread and Roses 
needed a large concert (held at the 
San Francisco Civic) a few months 
after the festival to meet its budget. 
Ticket sales for this year’s three 
shows—Oct. 5th through 7th— 
have been brisk, indicating that 
Bread and Roses stands a good 
chance of meeting its financial 

"What we learned last year,” 
says Bread and Roses Festival co¬ 
producer Tom Lapinski. “is that 
more people go out of town during 
a holiday weekend than come in to 
town. The other thing we learned is 
that although a show might be 
beautifully put together in terms of 
the artists represented on a 
program, you still need a headliner 
tosell tickets.” 

Certainly , there is no paucity of 
big names scheduled for this year’s 
festival. Friday night’s show alone 
features three or four top-drawing 
acts. The show kicks off with har¬ 
monica whiz Norton Buffalo, 
playing a set with Steve Burton, 
guitarist for Kris Kristofferson and 
Rita Coolidge. Norton and Kris¬ 
tofferson have spent the last few 
months in Montana working on 
Michael Cimino’s new film. 
Heaven s Gate , and both are taking 
time out from their acting chores 
just to appear at the festival. If you 
have never seen Norton Buffalo, 
you have never seen what can be 
done with a harmonica. 

Buffalo will be followed by Hoyt 
Axton, whose appearances at the 
first two Bread and Roses Festivals 
are still talked about fondly. Axton 
is a performer who enjoys playing 
"loose” (read “bombed”), and his 
set is always a delightful blend of 
raucous humor and fine country¬ 
folk tunes. 

The first half of Friday night’s 
show will close with a rare solo 
appearance by David Crosby. A 
songwriter of great depth and a 
singer of considerable emotion and 
color, Crosby is certain to be one of 
the bright spots of the festival. And, 
of course, with his longtime 
partner Graham Nash scheduled 
to appear solo at Sunday's show, 
don’t be surprised if the two appear 
together during each other’s set. 

Opening the second half of the 
show.willbe the witty, highly idio¬ 
syncratic Roche * 1 sisters, who hash- 


In decades of concerts, 
Pete Seeger (above) has 
never failed to get a crowd 
singing along. Jerry 
Lawson (below) and the 
Persuasions are never 
anything less than 


I n just two years, the Bread and 
Roses Festival of Acoustic 
Music, held at Berkeley’s 9,000-seat 
Greek Theater, has become 
perhaps the most important and 
consistently entertaining annual 
musical event on the West Coast. 
Though the Monterey and Berkeley 
jazz festivals continue to be well 
attended and offer a number of 
exceptional acts, they fall short of 
matching the joyous spirit that 
seems to permeate virtually every 
minute of the Bread and Roses fete. 
Each Bread and Roses Festival has 
skillfully blended seemingly ageless 
folkies with current stars, rock and 
roll with jazz, gospel with light 
folk. The performers, all of whom 
donate their services, always 
appear to enjoy the shows 
thoroughly, and the camaraderie 
that is evident between performers 
never fails to make an audience feel 
good. The hackneyed term “good 
vibes” must have been invented to 
describe even ts 1 ike th is. 

Bread and Roses, of course, is a 
Marin County-based nonprofit 
operation dedicated to bringing 
entertainment to people in prisons, 
hospitals, nursing homes and the 
like—to people who are, literally, 
“shut-ins” for one reason or 
another. Since the organization 



Bread and Roses founder and director Mimi Farina 
and sister Joan Baez at the first Bread and Roses festival. 

become favorites in the Bay Area 
through their performances at the 
Boarding House and opening for 
Boz Scaggs at the Greek. While 
their album is a little cutesy for my 
tastes, 1 understand they are 
brilliant live. We’ll see. 

Following the Roches will be 
Chick Corea, playing a rare solo 
gig (the last few times he was in 
town he played duets with Herbie 
Hancock), and Kris Kristofferson, 
who I fervently hope will have the 
good sense to leave wife Rita 
Coolidge at home that night. 

Saturday afternoon's show 
appears to be devoted primarily to 
folk and acoustic blues. The 
“names” that day are Joan Baez, 
who rises to these sorts of occasions 
with a brilliance that is both heart¬ 
warming and inspiring, and folk 
immortal Pete Seeger, who in 
decades of concerts has never failed 
to get a crowd singing along with 
him. The Bay Area turned out in 
force to see Seeger just this past 
July, when he performed for free in 
front of 16,000 people at Stern 
Grove in San Francisco. Bring your 
pitch pipe and get ready to sing! 

Also on the bill Saturday are 
Paul Siebel, who is perhaps best 
known for writing the lovely tune- 
“Louise” (which has been recorded 
by Bonnie Raitt, among others); 
Leah Kunkel, sister of the late 
Mama Cass and now a recording 
artist herself (she has one excellent 
album on CBS); blues singer/ 
guitarist John Hammond; and the 
Chambers Brothers, who will offer 
what is sure to be an exciting set of 
blues and gospel tunes. 

Sunday’s show begins with 
perennial Bread and Roses 
favorites the Persuasions, who, like 
Hoyt Axton, have performed at the 
previous year’s festivals. I’ve seen 
these a capella giants several times 
over the past th ree or fou r yea rs (in- 
cluding twice at last year’s festival, 
and most recently opening for Joni 
Mitchell) and can say without hesi¬ 
tation that they are never anything 
less than awesome. They always 
succeed in bringing down the 

Next up on the bill is Flora 
Purim, sans husband Airto, in a set 
of Brazilian jazz. Purim is one of 
the most distinctive vocalists in 
music, and to hear her in an exclu¬ 
sively acoustic setting should be 
a real treat. Her latest album on 

Warner Brothers Records, Carry 
On, was just released last week. 

The first half of Sunday’s show 
concludes with a set by Graham 
Nash, one of the true “nice guys” of 
the music industry. Always politi¬ 
cally minded, Nash writes decep¬ 
tively simple and beautiful tunes 
that suit his appealing tenor quite 
well. Again, I would not be sur¬ 
prised to see David Crosby join 
Nash onstage for a song or two. 

The second half of the Sunday 
show is sure to be uplifting. Follow¬ 
ing a set by Maria Muldaur will be 
the New Generation Singers, a 50- 
voice gospel choir from Oakland, 
and Peter, Paul and Mary, whose 
classic folk hits still sound great 
more than a decade after they were 
recorded. It seems fitting that the 
most popular folk group of the past 
two decades be on hand to usher in 
the Eighties. The universal mes¬ 
sages in their songs will probably 
still be relevant at the turn of the 
century. As has always been the 
case, the performers at the Bread 
and Roses Festival are offering 
their talents for free. So are the 
companies offering sound and 
lights, the fellow whose responsi¬ 
bility it is to keep the dozens of 
acoustic guitars in tune and even 
artist Stanley Mouse, whose stun¬ 
ning rose logo is the sy mbol of this 
year’s festival. It is not every day 
that you get to help a worthy cause 
and have a whale of a good time in 
the process. The Bread and Roses 
Festival comes but once a year— 
the good feelings it generates help 
others enjoy good music year 

at 7p.m., Oct. bat 1 p.m., Oct. 7at 

1 p.m. Where — the Greek Theatre 
on the U.C. Berkeley campus. Tic¬ 
kets—available-in advance at all 
BASS outlets (as well as the Univer¬ 
sity Box Office) for $10 per show 
(theater seats) or $8.50(general ad¬ 
mission); $1 more per show for 
tickets purchased at the door. I 
strongly advise buying advance 
tickets, as all three shows will 
probably sell out. The doors will 
open two hours before each show. 
I’d recommend bringing some sort 
of warm clothing to each show, as 
the Greek is often chilly in the late 
afternoon and evening. If you plan 
to sit on the large concrete area of 
the theater, a pillow w ill certainly 
-help. ■