gangs http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Youth & Gangs; Bakersfield Power Plant; Central Valley Threads http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-youth-gangs-bakersfield-power-plant-central-valley-threads <p>In the first half of this week’s&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a>we talk about issues that plague almost every community in the San Joaquin Valley: gangs, drugs, violence, poverty and dropouts. FM89 reporter <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/rebecca-plevin">Rebecca Plevin</a> tells the story of a Tulare County teen named Geronimo. He's a kid caught in the middle, between his gang and those who are fighting for him, and for the future of the valley. He's a high school dropout, but his future is far from certain. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:43:30 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 21710 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Youth & Gangs; Bakersfield Power Plant; Central Valley Threads Geronimo's Story: Valley Teen Torn Between Gangs And Grades http://kvpr.org/post/geronimos-story-valley-teen-torn-between-gangs-and-grades <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From a young age, Geronimo Garcia wore a uniform to school: high socks, shorts and a white T-shirt.</span></p><p>It wasn’t a school requirement. Rather, it was an older brother requirement.</p><p>“They used to dress me up like a little gangster,” Geronimo says. “To me I always thought that was cool, but you know, as I think of it now, I don’t think that was cool when I was young. Come on, looking at a little kid dressed up in gangster?”</p><p>Since then, his clothing has determined who he hung out with at school.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:43:06 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 21668 at http://kvpr.org Geronimo's Story: Valley Teen Torn Between Gangs And Grades