School District Rebuttal/Spy/Pastel Artist/Smartsville book

School District Rebuttal  A Sacramento school district is considering legal action because of the price it paid in an expensive land deal. Today on Insight, the president of the Natomas Unified board gives the district’s point of view. He’s responding to an earlier discussion on our program.

Perfect Spy  Larry Berman, a political science professor at the University of California, Davis, tells you about his book, "Perfect Spy: The Incredibly Double Life of Pham Xuan An." This segment originally aired on June 6, 2007.

Larry Berman talks about his book at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12th at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento.

Master Pastel Artist  "A Passion for Light: A Twenty-Year Retrospective" showcases paintings by master artist Gil Dellinger, including the pastel work for which he is best known.

The retrospective runs through Sept. 25th at the University of the Pacific's Reynolds Gallery, 1071 W. Mendocino Ave., Stockton. Information: (209) 946-3096.

"Smartsville and Timbuctoo" A new book about two once-booming gold-rush towns in Yuba County has just been released. Authors Kathleen Smith and Lane Parker tell you about the history of Smartsville and Timbuctoo.

Kathleen Smith and Lane Parker will sign books on Sunday, Sept. 28th at the Avid Reader at the Tower, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento. Information: (916) 441-4400.

Monday, September 8, 2008