California news about gun violence has evolved amid the pandemic, protests against police brutality, and journalists’ commitments to improve coverage. READ a new 2021 report produced in partnership with Berkeley Media Studies Group.

Hope and Heal Blog

  • August 10, 2021| Diana Guardado (Intern)

    The Means to Combat Gun Violence Are Within Our Grasp

    I am Diana Guardado, the Summer 2021 social media intern for the Hope and Heal Fund. Before I reflect on my new relationship with the gun violence movement, I would like to share a snapshot of my upbringing and activism work. Continue Reading >>
  • May 26, 2021| Brian Malte

    Statement on San Jose Shooting

    Our hearts go out to the eight people who were shot and killed and the injured at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) yard in San Jose, California this morning. While we gather more details about the shooting we need to ensure that we support the victims and Read >>
  • December 2, 2020| Brian Malte

    Five Years After San Bernardino Shooting: Why Our Work Is More Important Than Ever

    Today marks five years since 14 people were tragically shot and killed and another 22 people injured at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Continue Reading >>
  • September 1, 2020| Brian Malte

    Gun Violence Prevention as an Integral Part of Community Revitalization

    Successful economic development and neighborhood safety cannot succeed unless gun violence, in all of its forms, is addressed in communities. Continue Reading >>
  • July 20, 2020| Brian Malte & Refugio "Cuco" Rodriguez

    Systemic Changes to Public Safety: Going Beyond Police Reform

    If this moment is just about police reform, we will have wasted an opportunity to create a more equitable world. Continue Reading