Brookhaven, Fresno, California
|This article needs to be updated. (April 2013)|
Brookhaven is a neighborhood in a small pocket of Southwest Fresno (the "West Side") located on the very edge of the city. It is bordered by Jensen Avenue on the north, Annadale Avenue on the south, Martin Luther King on the west and Elm or Ivy on the east. It is a pocket of dense housing and a large apartment complex, surrounded by vacant lots and fields. The neighborhood has long been associated with crime and gang activity, and was generally referred to as the "Dogg Pound" - in reference to the Dogg Pound Crips Gang that claims the neighborhood - by local residents until recent efforts by the community and the city government to change the neighborhood's image. Efforts to reduce the crime rate in this area have met with moderate success, as Police Chief Jerry Dyer's anti-gang operation "Dogpound" targeted the area and resulted in the arrest of several Dogg Pound Crips gang members. On September 18, 2007 the Fresno City Council voted to officially name the neighborhood Brookhaven.