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Sacramento gang member indicted for drug trafficking and weapons possession (Sacramento, CA): A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Omar Williams, 40, of Sacramento, charging him with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: November 22, 2013

Ten suspected gang members face meth trafficking charges (San Jose, CA): Ten people suspected of being involved in a gang-related methamphetamine trafficking operation have been charged in federal court, with the last arraigned Thursday, according to federal officials.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: November 21, 2013

Jury in Novato gang shooting fails to break deadlock on last charges (Novato, CA): The jury that convicted two men of attempted murder for a Novato gang shooting on Wednesday disbanded Thursday without reaching additional verdicts.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 21, 2013

Reputed gang members found guilty in Oakland restaurant murders (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members were each convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder for a shooting at a restaurant near Jack London Square in April 2011 that left two people dead and five others wounded.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: November 21, 2013

Ventura County gang members linked to Mexican Mafia charged for roles in Mexican-based drug trafficking organization (Los Angeles, CA): In the third phase of Operation "SuperNova," a multi-agency task force investigation that targeted Mexican Mafia-affiliated street gangs in Ventura County, 17 people have been charged following an investigation by a task force comprised of the FBI, the Ventura Police Department and the Oxnard Police Department.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: November 21, 2013

Gang sweep targets friends of alleged Roseville cop shooter (Roseville, CA): More than a dozen associates of Sammy Duran, accused of shooting police officers, joined him behind bars Wednesday after the Roseville Police Department teamed up with six other law enforcement agencies in a gang suppression sweep.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 20, 2013

Kings County law enforcement strikes back against criminal street gangs (Hanford, CA): Investigators arrested 17 people on Wednesday during a multi-agency investigation into the Norteño street gang.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: November 20, 2013

Santa Barbara Police Department releases data and updates on Operation "Falling Dawn" (Santa Barbara, CA): Chief Sanchez led a press conference this morning to give an update on a wider net of gang activity and subsequent arrests by the Santa Barbara Police Department. Sgt. Riley Harwood, in kicking off the conference, noted that the SBPD worked with other jurisdictions and the US Attorney's office on this initiative, as gang activity is not confined to city borders.
Source: Santa Barbara View    Date: November 20, 2013

Is the Mexican Mafia making moves in Santa Barbara? (Santa Barbara, CA): Police Chief Cam Sanchez announced Wednesday morning that a massive year-and-a-half-long crackdown on gang violence in Santa Barbara ​— ​dubbed Operation Falling Dawn and carried out in conjunction with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and various state and local agencies ​— ​has resulted in arrests of or charges against 68 people.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: November 20, 2013

Marin jury convicts gang members in Novato shopping center shooting (Marin County, CA): Two men were convicted of attempted murder Wednesday for a gang-related shooting in Novato that paralyzed one of the victims below the waist.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 20, 2013

Oxnard sting targeted drug-trafficking suspects with Mexican Mafia ties (Oxnard, CA): A slew of arrests were made in Oxnard as a result of a multi-agency operation targeting gang-related drug trafficking with ties to the Mexican Mafia. Search and arrests warrants were served early Wednesday morning, and six people were arrested as part of "Operation Supernova."
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 20, 2013

Trial to begin for Lodi man accused in woman's murder (San Joaquin, CA): A Lodi man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding her 17-year-old boyfriend as the couple arrived home from a date last year will stand trial starting today in San Joaquin County Superior Court.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 20, 2013

Lodi Unified School District trustees hear gang intervention presentation (Lodi, CA): In 2012, Lodi officials were surprised to learn from the state that the city had the second-highest crime rate in San Joaquin County. Lodi Neighborhood Services Manager Joseph Wood thought that the rating was odd since three cities — Stockton, Manteca and Tracy — have a greater population than Lodi.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 20, 2013

Gang leader convicted in 2009 Watsonville levee murder sentenced to 50 years (Santa Cruz, CA): A 23-year-old gang leader convicted of manslaughter in the 2009 slaying of a homeless man on the Pajaro River levee was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday by a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 19, 2013

Self-proclaimed gang member shot in leg in Fremont (Fremont, CA): A self-proclaimed gang member was recovering from a bullet wound Tuesday after five men shot at him as he strolled through the city's Grimmer neighborhood, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 19, 2013

Reputed gang members face charges for Alhambra carjacking, Monterey Park robbery, freeway chase (Alhambra, CA): Two reputed gang members will be arraigned Wednesday for allegedly carjacking a driver in Alhambra, robbing customers at a Monterey Park restaurant and trying to flee from police on the freeway.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: November 19, 2013

Red Bluff students arrested after apparent gang fight (Red Bluff, CA): Two 14-year-old boys were arrested stemming from what the Red Bluff Police Department believes to have been a gang-related fight during lunchtime at Red Bluff Union High School Thursday On Friday school staff contacted the two boys who had been in a fight the previous day.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: November 19, 2013

Oxnard police chief sent message about spike in gang violence (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams sent a lengthy message to residents after weeks of violence that has left one young man dead and others wounded by gunfire and what is now attributed to gang violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 19, 2013

Man and child who was playing nearby shot in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA) : A man and a little boy were hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday after they were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting in Long Beach, authorities said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: November 19, 2013

Police Department takes proactive approach to fighting gangs (Red Bluff, CA): The Red Bluff Police Department is taking a proactive approach to fighting gangs. Starting Dec. 2 Vista Middle School and other elementary schools in Red Bluff will have a GREAT officer. 'GREAT' stands for gang resistance education and training.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: November 19, 2013

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