Monday, November 5, 2007

From Oakland

In June, Chanda Mong, 18, walked into a redwood forest in the Oakland hills and emerged two days later with a new resolve to rise above her crime-plagued life.

"When I go into the woods, I'm more relaxed. I feel safe," Mong said, reflecting on the trip.

"I left there," she added, "wanting to make things different."

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