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Project Coordinator
Los Padrinos

Project Coordinator for the Nonprofit Gang-Intervention Program
Los Padrinos

Project Director
Los Padrinos

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San Bernardino County Sun - Getting tough on taggers

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Whoever is doing the writing will eventually stop because whenever they put it up, we take it down," said Santos Pineda, project coordinator for Los Padrinos.

This year has been one of the worst in graffiti vandalism since the early 1990s.
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I'm wondering if these are the little brothers of guys who were doing it six or seven years ago," Pineda said, adding that the prevailing hip-hop culture and the media's embracing of it may also be a factor in the rising number of tagging incidents.


San Bernardino County Sun - News

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Santos Pineda was holding a Bible study at home with friends last year when bullets ripped through during a drive-by shooting.

Pineda, a former gang member, was struck twice by bullets fired by one gang and meant for rival gang members living nearby.
Pineda, a project coordinator for the nonprofit gang-intervention program Los Padrinos, survived.Despite his wounds, Pineda believes the situation in San Bernardino is not beyond hope.
He thinks federal funding for after-school programs, job training and community-based gang-intervention programs like his can change things.
"I've seen it work here," Pineda said.
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"Some of these kids just need a break," Pineda said.


San Bernardino County Sun - Special day for young workers

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Los Padrinos Project Director Santos Pineda appeared before Morris on drug charges in 1991 when Morris was a Superior Court judge.

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Pineda credits his success today to Morris' decision to send him to a rehabilitation facility instead of to jail.
"I'll never forget what a big opportunity he gave me," Pineda said."Everyone needs a chance."
Pineda, whom Morris calls "remarkable," hands out chances, too.


Whoever is doing the writing will ...

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Whoever is doing the writing will eventually stop because whenever they put it up, we take it down," said Santos Pineda, project coordinator for Los Padrinos.

...
I'm wondering if these are the little brothers of guys who were doing it six or seven years ago," Pineda said, adding that the prevailing hip-hop culture and the media's embracing of it may also be a factor in the rising number of tagging incidents.


San Bernardino County Sun - Some now say no place safe in San Bernardino

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"I know this city like the back of my hand, and there isn't anywhere that is safe," said Santos Pineda, project coordinator for Los Padrinos in San Bernardino.

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