Pati Poblete – Author event “A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy”

By Jeff Kingman

What              Pati Poblete – Author event

“A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy”


On September 21, 2014, Pati Poblete’s son Robby was killed by gun violence at a busy intersection in Vallejo, CA. He was 23 years old.


From the publisher:

“A Better Place” is a mother's story of loss and redemption as she weaves her path through the tragedy of her son’s death. Poblete takes readers on a raw, heartbreaking journey from the scene of the crime, to a worldwide quest to understand Robby’s unfulfilled plans—all while trying to make sense of what has happened. Through her writing, she reveals how his death has changed her and how she used the horrifying experience to make sure her son's legacy endures.

Who               Pati Navalta Poblete is a longtime Bay Area journalist, serving as the Community Editor for the Vallejo Times-Herald, News Editor at the Alameda News Group, and Editorial Writer and Columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, where she was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for her editorial series on the need for foster care reform in California. She later worked as the Asia Regional Director for an international organization that works with national governments and intergovernmental agencies on shaping sustainability policies. She is the author of “The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents of America” (2006, Heyday Books) and “A Better Place” (2018, Nothing But the Truth Publishing).



Where            John F. Kennedy Library

                        Joseph Room

                        505 Santa Clara St.

                        Vallejo, CA 94590


When             Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 6:30p.m.


More info      866-572-7587 –




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