Hundreds Attend Gang Violence Meeting

By Nancy Gross

Early in Thursday’s town hall meeting on gang violence, facilitator and Ojai Valley News Publisher Bret Bradigan urged all to reflect after each point made, and reminded participants that while the panel had given up time and put energy into being available, the general meeting was about the needs, desires and concerns of the citizens who attended. Heated discussions were expected, even welcomed in hopes of healing in the wake of a murder and an attempted murder in the valley this year. The meeting lasted just under three hours with an estimated 300 people in attendance. This meeting had its own distinct visual

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