mark arax en Mark Arax's "King of California" on Valley Writers Read <p>This week on Valley Writers Read, Mark Arax reads from “The King of California.”&nbsp; This is the story of how some cotton farmers dried out the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi (Tulare Lake) and made it into a huge cotton empire.&nbsp; The lead grower, J.G. Boswell, believes in making a factory out of the fields and goes by the saying “from the lab to the fields to the gin.”</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 03:39:23 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 29306 at Mark Arax's "King of California" on Valley Writers Read On Quality of Life: Mark Arax; Tax Day <p><strong>Segments 1 &amp; 2: Mark Arax </strong>- Journalist and author Mark Arax has spent much of his career exposing the dark secrets of life in the Central Valley, from corrupt politicians to secretive land barons. A former senior writer with the LA Times, Arax joins us on this edition of Valley Public Radio&rsquo;s Quality of Life, to talk about his books, the Valley, and the troubled Fresno Unified School District. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 01:43:07 +0000 Joe Moore 1226 at