Reporter's Note Book

A Chronicle of the Shocking Seventies

In Reporter’s Note Book, Duffy Jennings weaves the political, criminal, public, and personal events of the 1970s into a masterful reflection on the heart of a turbulent Bay Area.

In this powerful narrative, Duffy paints a dramatic portrait of a time and place that is by turns exceptionally dramatic and poignant, all bolstered by his uncanny memory and tender wit.

Among Duffy’s assignments: political assassinations, serial murders, major fires, gangland crime, labor union strife, city government news and more.

Duffy’s front page coverage included the 1978 city hall killings, the shocking trial of Dan White, the Zebra murders, the Patty Hearst kidnap, taunting letters from the Zodiac killer, and life as an embedded reporter with fire fighters and homicide detectives.

Grizzly Peak Press will publish Reporter’s Note Book on June 4, 2019.

Reporter's Note Book

A Chronicle of the Shocking Seventies

From a sixty-two-dollar-a-week copyboy to reporting on the most shocking stories of the time, Duffy Jennings takes us into the maelstrom of the Bay Area in upheaval in the 1970s. Here are previews of Reporter’s Note Book:

Fire! Fire! Fire

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Duffy Embedded with Engine Co. 21
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Duffy with Engine Co. 21 from Reporter's Note Book by Duffy Jennings, to be published June 2019. I took a three-day crash course at the San Francisco Fire Department’s Fire College to learn enough of the...

I Am Not Avery

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Zodiac: Threats & Grim Humor from Reporter's Note Book by Duffy Jennings, to be published June 2019. Two months after the Marin shootout, on October 28, 1970, Zodiac threatened Chronicle reporter Paul Avery directly in a...

The Chronicle

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from Reporter's Note Book by Duffy Jennings, to be published June 2019. Walking into the Chronicle city room to meet Abe Mellinkoff was as much a sensory experience for me as seeing that perfect, green...