Merced County Animal Shelter: 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal can be chosen in its place. For more information, call 209-385-7436.
On a spring day at Mount Elden Middle School in Flagstaff, Arizona, the phone rang and a receptionist answered. A computerized female voice was on the line with a disturbing message: "I can see children. I'm going to kill children!"
The performance this week is called “Inspiração,” the Portuguese word for “inspiration.” Nathaniel Dahman said he grew up in the era of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Duran Duran and Iron Maiden, all musical acts that he still loves, but he felt inspired once again when he got into classical guitar about 11 years ago.