Sam Rangel, right, director of New Hope Merced, helps former gang members like "Miguel" overcome their pasts and forge new lives in society.
Sam Rangel, right, director of New Hope Merced, helps former gang members like "Miguel" overcome their pasts and forge new lives in society. Merced Sun-Star
Sam Rangel, right, director of New Hope Merced, helps former gang members like "Miguel" overcome their pasts and forge new lives in society. Merced Sun-Star

Snared by gang life, one teen finds a way out

September 09, 2008 12:18 AM

UPDATED September 09, 2008 08:36 AM

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