Monday morning trivia on KOIT for tix to see Santana at Sleeptrain Pavilion this Sunday:
Q: What instrument did Carlos Santana first take up as a child?
A: the violin when he was 5. His dad was a violinist in a mariachi band, and Carlos would perform with the band from time to time. He took an interest in the guitar when he turned nine. His family moved to San Francisco when he was thirteen and graduated from Mission High. He became immersed in all that San Francisco offered musically, occasionally sneaking into Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium.
An update to the bat story from Friday's blog below. Good news/bad news. The good news is that the health department called us at home Friday night to let us know that the bat was "rabies negative". The bad news is, and we knew this needed to happen, the bat had to be euthanized for the rabies test to be performed. They're creepy, I know. But bats are amazing critters. I' sure that bat consumed any and every bug we might have had in the house for the 90 minutes he/she was our guest.
A real slap in the face in this morning's Contra Costa Times. They figure that 11 thousand Contra Costa families will have lost their homes to foreclosure by the time election day rolls around. That's CoCo County alone. The Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters wants to remind everyone that, if you've been relocated for any reason, you must re-register to vote with your new address . And the deadline to do so is coming up. Oct 20. You can click here to download a registration form, or to ask to have one mailed to you. If you live in or know someone who lives in any other county in CA, same thing.
Planning on tuna salad in the brown-bag today? This one had us turning green this AM. In Pennsylvania, restaurant workers at a well known hotel chain hit a crisis when the food storage refrigeration system in the kitchen headed south. So, they found a vacant room in the hotel, moved all the perishables from the fridge to the vacant room and cranked up the air conditioner in the room. The health department said no can do. Big fine. I think it'll be PB&J for me today.