1955 Flood / Sikh Parade / "Lift" / Tori Sparks

1955 Flood One of California's worst disasters in the last hundred years was the flood of December 1955. It caused havor across Northern California and killed dozens of people, many of them in Sutter County. After days of unusually heavy rain, a levee in South Yuba City broke. It was just after midnight on Christmas Eve. A wall of water raced across the land and 38 people in the Yuba City area drowned. A documentary about the flood premieres tomorrow at a flood awareness fair in Yuba City. Today on Insight, you'll meed the producer of "The 1955 Sutter County Flood."

"The 1955 Sutter County Flood" will be shown Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Flood Aware/Flood Prepare Fair hosted by the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency at Veterans Memorial Hall in Yuba City. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sikh Parade Thousands of Sikhs from around the world are meeting up in Yuba City this weekend for an annual parade and other events. More than 70,000 people are expected to join in the various celebrations. Why is Yuba City host to such a large event for Sikhs? And what happens at the annual event?

The 30th Annual Yuba City Sikh Parade Weekend begins today and runs through Sunday, Nov. 1st at the Sikh Temple Gurdwara Yuba City.

"Lift" What can you learn from a peregrine falcon? Quite a lot, it turns out. That experience prompted a new book by Sacramento author Rebecca K. O'Connor. It's called "Lift." She's both a professional animal trainer a writer who was a nominee for the 2007 Pushcart Prize.

A book launch party for "Lift" with author Rebecca K. O'Connor is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6th at the Avid Reader at the Tower, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento. Inforamtion: (916) 441-4400.

Tori Sparks Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tori Sparks is back on tour and has a new album, "The Scorpion in the Story." Tori made her Sacramento debut about this time last year, and joined us on Insight. She plays in Sacramento again tonight, and is back in our studio with her guitar. You'll hear her play live.

Tori Sparks is 5:30 p.m. today at The Torch Club, 904 15th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 443-2797. She also performs at noon at R5 Records, 2500 16th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 441-2500.


Insight will not be heard on Monday, Nov. 2nd.

Friday, October 30, 2009