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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.
Community residents visit memorials for the two victims.

Community Grieves New Wave of Violence

*+-Two men slain, two held as suspects, and the neighborhood wonders what it all means.