Salinas takes on its gangs

Jose Cruz and Maria Alcantar's son, Azahel Cruz, 6, was killed in a drive-by shooting in March. The killing was the 31st in the last 15 months in Salinas, population 145,000, a city the size of Pasadena with eight times as many violent deaths, every one of them gang-related. <br>
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( Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times )

Jose Cruz and Maria Alcantar's son, Azahel Cruz, 6, was killed in a drive-by shooting in March. The killing was the 31st in the last 15 months in Salinas, population 145,000, a city the size of Pasadena with eight times as many violent deaths, every one of them gang-related.
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