Youth outreach workers steer Lodi students away from gangs
New part-time workers will show students realities of gang life and prison, offer alternative activities
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:00 am
Two men in Lodi are hoping to give teenage gang members and kids who are considering joining a gang a chance to choose a better life.
The city hired Ruben Y. Guardiola and Ernest Bass, who are both former gang members, to work with students at Lodi high schools and middle schools as part of an effort to reduce gang violence throughout the city.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:00 am.