For the Gang Capital of the World, a New 'Czar'
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Despite twenty-three anti-gang programs costing eighty-two million dollars a year, the gang problem in Los Angeles is getting worse. Today Mayor Villagraigosa made good on his promise to name a single official to find out what works - and what doesn’t. Also Michelle Delgadillo, wife of City attorney Rocky Delgadillo, pleaded 'no contest' in court today.
Mrs. Delgadillo and Her Outstanding Warrant ()
Michelle Delgadillo, wife of City attorney Rocky Delgadillo, pleaded 'no contest' in court today. For nine years, an arrest warrant has been outstanding for her failure to appear in court on charges of driving without insurance with a suspended license in an unregistered car.
- Matt Lait: Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
There’s a New Gang Czar In Town ()
A recent report called Los Angeles “the gang capitol of the world,” and recommended a single city official to coordinate twenty-three different programs that cost eighty-two million dollars a year. Today, Mayor Villaraigosa named the evangelical minister Jeff Carr as LA’s first “gang czar.” For seventeen years, Rev. Carr ran the Bresee Foundation , a faith-based community services group in Los Angeles. More recently, he managed a staff of fifty for Sojourners/Call to Renewal in Washington, DC.
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- Tony Cardenas: Los Angeles City Councilman
- Celeste Fremon: Freelance writer and author, @witnessla
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