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Proposition 33 may help some drivers and penalize others; What to do with your pet when you're out of town; A Sacramento teacher's transition into writing a young adult novel; Area young musicians shine as NPR's "From the Top" records in Davis.
Pet Tales: Boarding The holidays are fast
approaching and you've got a big trip planned to Tahoe or Maui, or
even the East Coast to visit your family. In previous years
you may have dropped off Fido at your friend's house and given
Boots an extra bowl of Friskies on your way out of town and called
it a plan. But wait. This year your friend is in Europe
and Boots has urinary tract infection. Do you cancel your
holiday plans or do you look into boarding? Can you still get
a reservation to board your pet this late in the year? Can
you board a sick animal? Is there such thing as a
pet-sitter? Here to explain the "inns" and outs of boarding
your furry (or scaly) friend is Gina
Spadafori, a pet expert who has co-authored several pet books
with Dr. Marty Becker.
Gargoyle Bat For students intimidated by
thick classic texts, "Gargoyle Bat" is just the right size. Written
by Del Jack, a local retired teacher, the book is designed to
appeal to high school-age readers who have low reading skills, but
a high interest in the plot: a whirlwind mix of danger, Brtish and
American culture, and teenage romance. Del joins us in studio today
to talk about the book--which was a career in the making.
From the Top NPR's weekly program "From the Top" features talented young
musicians from around the country in a live radio broadcast. This
week, the touring show comes to a local theatre, the Robert Mondavi
Center at UC Davis. Join us as we talk with 16-year-old flutist
Annie Wu, 11-year-old violinist Alex Zhou, and "From the Top"
producer David Balsom.