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About this blog: I grew up in Menlo Park and have long been involved with both local journalism and local theater. After starting my career as an editorial intern with The Almanac, I was a staff reporter for the Almanac and the San Mateo County Ti... (More)
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Ad Libs: Powerful profiles
Uploaded: Oct 21, 2010
Doug Fort fell into the gang life at age 13, after, he says, "crack came into our community." Today he works in violence prevention.
His is one of five stories told in video profiles, all talking about life and loss, violence and rebirth in East Palo Alto. For those of us who remember the frightening stories coming out of the city in the early '90s, the stories are grim and powerful reminders. ...
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