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Homeboy Industries expands with diner at City Hall

Jun 10, 2011 11:41:01 PM- latimes.com
Modeled after its popular Homegirl Cafe, the diner brings a much-needed eatery to City Hall and a new revenue source for the nonprofit, which helps ex-gang members with counseling and job training.

With tattoos up and down his arms, a long black ponytail and an even longer criminal record, Alex Renteria isn't like most people in this building. Before this job, he had done only one kind of work: "slinging dope and stealing."

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