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Gang workshop set for Alpine

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Are all gangs bad? Are there good gangs?

What gang activity is taking place in Douglas and Alpine counties?

Citizens are welcome to a dinner and workshop where answers to these questions and more will be presented Jan. 7, 6 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m., at Turtle Rock Park on Highway 89 between Markleeville and Woodfords.

How parents or concerned citizens can stop unlawful gang activities, how to know if their children are involved in a gang and if so, what to do about it, and should people be concerned about gangs in Alpine County are among the issues to be addressed.

Speakers are Deputy Ted Duzan of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office gang task force, who will answer questions, and Alpine County Sheriff Skip Veatch, who will update the community about gang-related activities in Alpine County.

The workshop is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone is invited.

Free child care will be available at Alpine Children’s Center for children 10 and under.

For more information, call Edie Veatch at (530) 694-2934 or 694-2390. Funding for the workshop is through the Alpine Children’s Center’s community-based family resource program and Alpine Kids’ private donations.