With 7,000 documented members in the Salt Lake area alone, gangs have become part of the Utah landscape.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Salt Lake police gang officer Richard Montanez will teach people how to recognize gang colors, signs and indications of gang involvement.The free presentation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at Pioneer Valley Hospital, 3460 S. Pioneer Parkway (4155 West). Call 964-3109 for more information.