In addition to getting their tattoos removed, the Clean Slate program gives students eight weeks of life skills classes – learning everything from how to speak well to building a resume.
A multi-agency sweep Thursday produced 13 arrests across the Bay Area. Many of those suspects are accused of belonging to the 500 Block-C Street Gang, the same group police have linked to a drive-by shooting in 2010 that killed three suspected rival gang members.
The 1992 winner of the Nobel Peace Price brought her anti-violence campaign to the East Bay Monday night. Hundreds of community leaders and at-risk teens turned out to hear Guatemalan civil rights advocate Rigoberta Menchu speak at the Urban Promise Academy.