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August 13, 2020: "Devil's Harvest," with author Jessica Garrison

August 13, 2020: "Devil's Harvest," with author Jessica Garrison

Jessica Garrison

California’s San Joaquin Valley long has been a source of rich and compelling stories. That’s why the Sacramento Press Club is honored to present Jessica Garrison in conversation about her new book, “Devil’s Harvest: A Ruthless Killer, a Terrorized Community and the Search for Justice in California’s Central Valley.”

Jessica is a senior investigative editor at BuzzFeed News in San Francisco, and is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she ran across the story of Jose Manuel Martinez. Known as “El Mano Negro,” Martinez was a contract killer who plied his bloody trade over three decades, often in Tulare County.

We are delighted that Mark Arax, a former L.A. Times reporter, will discuss “Devil’s Harvest” with Jessica. No one has a deeper understanding of the Central Valley than Mark, as he made clear in his most recent book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California," about forces that have shaped the valley where he was born and lives.

You can watch the event for free on Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. on the Sacramento Press Club’s Facebook page. While you’re there, please like our page.

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