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click to enlarge The remains of World War II veteran U.S. Marines Sgt. James Austin Sisney, of Redwood City, were laid to rest Friday by family members in Golden Gate National Cemetery after missing for nearly 70 years. Sisney and six other Marines were on a training mission on April 22, 1944, when the plane crashed into a Pacific island. The B-25 bomber, which was thought to have gone down in the ocean, was not found until a few years ago when a relative of one of the missing men found the crash site. - MIKE KOOZMIN/ S.F. EXAMINER
  • MIKE KOOZMIN/ S.F. EXAMINER
  • The remains of World War II veteran U.S. Marines Sgt. James Austin Sisney, of Redwood City, were laid to rest Friday by family members in Golden Gate National Cemetery after missing for nearly 70 years. Sisney and six other Marines were on a training mission on April 22, 1944, when the plane crashed into a Pacific island. The B-25 bomber, which was thought to have gone down in the ocean, was not found until a few years ago when a relative of one of the missing men found the crash site.

Around Town

Movies

Pure silents: The 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival ends. Closing night feature: “The Cameraman,” with Buster Keaton. It shows with Georges Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon.” [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; www.silentfilm.org]

Literary arts
Book event: Author Joshua Henkin launches his latest novel, “The World Without You.” [1:30 p.m., BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.]

Music
Concert pianist: Classical pianist Fuzjko Hemming, 80, performs her “Arigato Charity Concert.” Partial proceeds benefit earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. [6 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts,
3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Folk-blues artist: Locally based folk-blues artist Mokai performs songs from his new album, “Any Distraction’ll Do.” A rootsy tone and authentic fingerpicking distinguish his sound. [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]

Theater

Memory-lane musical: Broadway by the Bay presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical written by Roger Bean about four big-dreaming 1950s high school girls. [2 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Comedy

L.A. comic: KT Tatara, a comedian from Los Angeles who appears frequently in clubs there, performs at Cobb’s. Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh opens the evening. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.

Something to Read

Dark Companion
By Marta Acosta ($17.99)
The award-winning East Bay writer’s new novel for teens is a “Jane Eyre”-meets-“Twilight” Gothic tale about an orphaned girl who wins a scholarship to an elite school — and dark secrets are unveiled.
Miles for Migraine: The charity run-walk needs volunteers to do setup, cleanup and water-station work. [7 a.m. to noon, Shoreline Park, Shoreline Drive, Kite Parking Lot, Mountain View; www.milesformigraine.org/volunteer]

Get Outside

Parks

Stern Grove: Nitin Sawhney, from Britain’s electronic and fusion music scene, performs at the Stern Grove Festival. Opening act: Meshell Ndegeocello. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today is French music. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Circus festival: The Picklewater Free Circus Festival takes place in Union Square on Sundays in July. The celebration includes professional and student performances, plus circus lessons. [2 to 4 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Charity walks

AIDS walk: The 2012 AIDS Walk San Francisco features a 10K walk, plus a kids’ zone and a post-walk concert. It benefits local AIDS services. [9 a.m.; starts and ends in Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.aidswalk.net]

Brunch

Greens: Chef Annie Somerville is featuring poached eggs for brunch today. The seasonal dish includes eggs from Rolling Oaks Ranch, soft polenta, spring peas, morel mushrooms and thyme. Grilled levain bread completes the meal. [10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; (415) 771-6222]

Game of the Day

Baseball

Astros at Giants
1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
All-Star Matt Cain takes on the Houston Astros in his first appearance since starting Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic for the National League.

Other Highlights

Tennis: The Bank of the West Classic wraps up with its championship match.
[1 p.m., Stanford, ESPN2]

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