Former gang member hopes to make a difference in Lodi
David Valdez, right, a former gang member and leader of Victory Outreach, an offshoot of a Stockton church, and Vince Villaneuva, left, watch Lodi police drive away after they shut down Valdez's roadside promotion for the church due to noise complaints. Valdez says he is used to the police being called. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 10:00 pm
By the time David Valdez had reached his early teenage years, he
was sporting gang tattoos, including a teardrop beneath his left
He and his fellow gang members sometimes robbed Fresno migrant
workers to make a quick buck.
Or, use your
Friday, November 28, 2008 10:00 pm.