Mortgage Crisis Solution?/ Daniel Handler/ Mark Bowles

Mortgage Crisis Solution? We'll talk with a Roseville man with a proposed solution to the mortgage crisis. Derek Koonce says instead of bailing out the failing lending institutions, the government should help the people directly. You'll hear his proposal and two local economists will respond.

Daniel Handler Lemony Snicket is coming to Sacramento. Today on Insight, you'll meet Snicket, aka best-selling Bay Area author Daniel Handler, and he'll tell you what it's like to write about a series of unfortunate events.

Daniel Handler speaks at California Lectures at 7:30 p.m. today at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 442-5189.

Painter Mark Bowles A exhibition of Orangevale artist Mark Bowles' western landscape paintings is opening in Stockton this weekend. You'll meet him and hear about his work.

"Mark Bowles: Following the Light," an exhibit that includes approximately 30 paintings that capture the essence of the western landscape, is at the University of the Pacific's Reynolds Gallery, 1071 W. Mendocino Ave., Stockton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. An artist reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6th in the Jeannette Powell Art Center at the Reynolds Gallery. Information: (209) 946-2241.

Thursday, February 5, 2009