I attended a gang and drug awareness info meeting at Washington High last night, put on by members of the Fremont PD and Southern Alameda County gang task force. Here are a few stats I picked up from the meeting:
* There are 3,105 known gang members in Fremont, Newark, Union City and parts of Hayward as of last month.
* About 98 to 99 percent of these gang members reside here.
* About 230 of these gang members are 14 to 17 years old.
* Some gang members are as young as 9 years old.