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East L.A. speaks from its heart - latimes - Los Angeles Times
The California redwood has been the state’s tree since 1937. The state actually designated two redwoods with the honor, both the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). Just a few miles from Los Angeles, you can view these majestic trees in large groups at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Within the city itself, there are coastal redwoods that rise at least 200 feet tall, providing shade to its residents and standing as symbols of the state within one of its biggest cities.
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Intervention is a very big part of reducing gang involvement. Father Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.; Delores Mission, East Los Angeles stressed the importance of intervention because without it gang involvement will only reduce to a certain point. Father Boyle explained this very clearly. He commented that intervention is not focused on enough. The definition of intervention, as defined by Father Boyle, is working with the 14-25 year olds that are already in gangs and trying to get them out of gangs. The reason intervention is so important is that when kids grow up they will see all the people in gangs. The people in these gangs might be people these kids look up to, like brothers or other relatives. If better intervention programs are set up then hopefully, gang members will take advantage of their opportunity and quit being involved with gangs. When gang members start leaving their gangs kids will see what is going on, will see how the gang hurt that individual's potential for success, and will decide that gang involvement is not so glamorous and cool. This whole idea reminds me of the movie "Colors" which is about the battle between Bloods, Crips, and a Hispanic gang. In this movie a cop (Robert Duvall) asks the leader of the Hispanic gang if he wants his little brother to grow and join a gang. The leader of the gang comments that he does not want his brother growing up to be like him, because of what has happened to him. The thing about this is that the little brother looks up to his brother and wants to be like him. In the movie the little ends up becoming a gang member just like his older brother. Even though it is fiction, could this kid been saved if somehow his brother had a way out of the gang. Father Boyle works with the idea of intervention by getting jobs for gang members. He sets rules that they have to abide by to keep their jobs, which includes no gang banging and other gang related activities. He is trying to restore something that most gang members have lost, which is hope.