NPR goes deep on L.A. gangs

Mandalit del Barco of National Public Radio wraps up a four-part series on Los Angeles street gangs with a seven-minute piece on All Things Considered about the feds' decade-long fight against the notorious and large 18th Street gang. Today's story focuses in particular on the Colombia Lil Cycos around MacArthur Park and includes audio of wiretaps. Former assistant U.S. attorney Bruce Riordan, now director of anti-gang programs for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, is pictured here and factors into the story. Lots more at the links.

Plus: KPCC special correspondent Kitty Felde today kicked off a seven-part series on the politics and rancor over bringing the Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958.

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