Series looks at gang intervention in Los Angeles
Witness L.A. and Spot.Us have published the second part of a series on gang-intervention work in Los Angeles. The story points out some successes but also finds bureaucratic and financial bungles. Here's an excerpt:
Then, two years ago, Jose saw a road out when he began working with Johnny Godines, a local gang intervention worker with the East LA nonprofit Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA). Jose had met Godines back in high school. He was an old-timer who had turned his life around and was now helping kids in the schools and on the streets.
More from around Web L.A.:
Coastal cleanup locations: LAist points out that Sept. 25 is "coastal cleanup day" -- hop over for a map of the cleanup sites:
Considering the number of locations, the event is pretty easy to participate in -- even supplies are provided if you don't bring your own and parking at all sites are free until 1 p.m.
Pico Garnier block revival: Los Angeles Downtown News reports that officials are interested in reviving the historical Pico-Garnier block downtown:
The buildings have been sitting unused for years due to a long-running lawsuit between the city and Old Los Angeles Company, whose partners include politically connected attorney and restaurateur Andy Camacho. The company has long had primary rights to develop the Pico-Garnier Block.
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