Your Family

Feb 9, 2010 2:32 PM by Ariel Wesler

Three-day gang summit begins

Santa Maria's gang problem has been growing, especially among youth. City officials, experts, and leaders from throughout the community are meeting to take a closer look at the issue. Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joe Centeno is a former Santa Maria police chief. He organized the meeting, inviting more than 100 participants for the three day session.

Law enforcement officials have documented more than 2500 gang members in Santa Barbara County. 900 of those are in the Santa Maria and Guadalupe areas.


»Topics in this article


Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.

Thank you!

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4