Tag Archives: norteno

Shotwell softball team, Frank Peña kneeling on right in the early '80s. (Courtesy of Louis Lucero)

A Life and Death on Shotwell

Frank Peña was murdered in September due to Norteño-on-Norteño gang violence, police say. But the story of his life—and death—shows how difficult escaping one's past can be.
Young men at a recent Comunidad San Dimas meeting.

Ministry Offers Youth Family, Space, A Dash Of God

Comunidad San Dimas works to keep incarcerated Mission youth from returning to gang life.

Siordia, Arraigned and Charged, Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect in shooting at Papa Portrero's could face life in prison if convicted.

Police Revisit Weekend Violence

A new division in the gangs. The chief suspect was questioned and released 10 minutes before Sunday's shootings.