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Man shot after gang challenge in Lincoln Park (San Diego, CA): A 26-year-old man was shot in an apparent gang-related attack in Lincoln Park early Friday but is expected to survive, police said.
Source: 10News    Date: November 1, 2013

Gang member sentenced for 2010 Pittsburg killing (Martinez, CA): An East Contra Costa County gang member was sentenced Friday to 60 years to life in prison for the murder of a junior gang member.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 1, 2013

Lompoc murder suspect made threats prior to shooting (Lompoc, CA): A Six Deuce Brims gang member accused of gunning down a former rival gang member in a Lompoc alley while "hunting for Mexicans" allegedly threatened a Hispanic man in the same alleyway the day of the fatal shooting.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 31, 2013

Juvenile gang member arrested with handgun (Los Banos, CA): The juvenile was detained and a loaded handgun was discovered concealed in his waist band. The juvenile was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a concealed firearm, participation in a criminal street gang and minor in possession of ammunition.
Source: The Paper    Date: October 31, 2013

Trial begins in case of double killing at Jack London Square bar (Oakland, CA): Massacre. Bloodbath. Insane. Those are the words, a prosecutor said Wednesday, that have been used to describe a shooting two years ago that left two men dead and five other revelers injured at a Jack London Square bar.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 30, 2013

Reputed gang member wanted in connection with Anaheim slaying (Anaheim, CA): A reputed gang member on parole was being sought by law enforcement authorities Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 18 murder in Anaheim.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 30, 2013

Gang member sentenced for Lynwood chase, murder (Compton, CA): A man convicted of killing a woman by shooting her and pushing her out of his car during a high-speed chase was sentenced Wednesday. The victim's family was in court for the hearing.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 30, 2013

Stats show gang violence continues decline in 2013 (San Jose, CA): Freshly minted figures show gang violence in San Jose is continuing to decline this year, shepherded in part by a summer crackdown and the formation of a dedicated gang squad. That includes a decrease from 14 gang slayings during this stretch in 2012 to eight in 2013.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 30, 2013

Accused gang shooter to stand trial for murder (Fresno, CA): Accused of being a gunman for a Fresno gang, Jerel Stanfield is headed for trial in the murder of a rival. That trial could hinge on a single witness -- a woman whose health kept her from testifying in a hearing that wrapped up Tuesday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 29, 2013

Father of Bay Area gang member sentenced for obstruction of justice and being an accessory to multiple murders (San Francisco, CA): The father of a Bay Area gang member was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison for obstruction of justice and being an accessory-after-the-fact to three racketeering murders committed by his son, Joseph Ortiz.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 29, 2013

Community group airs concerns over gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara held a forum at La Casa de la Raza last Thursday night called "How Will a Gang Injunction Affect Your Community?" Billed as a chance for community members to learn about the city's proposed lawsuit against 30 alleged gang members, PODER reiterated its reasons for opposing it, took barely any questions, and instead hosted an evening of passionate speakers with at times bombastic rhetoric.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: October 28, 2013

Two charged with murder in death of man who answered Craigslist ad (Los Angeles, CA): Two suspected gang members were charged Monday with murder in connection with the slaying of a father who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone for his son, Los Angeles law enforcement authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 28, 2013

Lompoc man allegedly told cell mate about fatal shooting (Lompoc, CA): Jurors who will ultimately decide whether a Lompoc gang member is guilty of murder heard for the second time this week that Charles Alonzo Owens shot and killed a rival gang member in late 2007.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 26, 2013

North County gang leader gets 35 years (San Diego, CA): A Mexican Mafia leader who exerted control over much of the gang activity in North County — overseeing everything from extortion and drug trafficking to money laundering and assaults — was sent to prison Friday for 35 years.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 25, 2013

Judge denies motion to dismiss case in 2005 gang-related drive-by killing (Indio, CA): A judge in Indio denied a motion Friday to dismiss the case against a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year- old woman in 2005.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: October 25, 2013

Cold case Spradling murder trial underway (Lompoc, CA): A former Lompoc gang member testified Thursday that a man on trial for murdering a rival gang member in June 2007 told him he gunned down Michael Jason Spradling in an alley and left the man to die.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 25, 2013

Gang member takes murder plea deal (Santa Mateo, CA): A gang member who participated in the fatal shooting of a man mistaken for a rival in 2010 because of his navy blue jacket will be sentenced to 26 years in prison after pleading no contest to first-degree murder and a special gang enhancement.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: October 24, 2013

Recent shootings in west Ventura have some residents, community leaders on edge (Ventura, CA): Several recent fatal and gang-related shootings in west Ventura have stirred safety concerns among residents and community leaders as authorities continue to search for possible suspects.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 24, 2013

Threat of gang violence ends youth football in Coalinga (Fresno, CA): The youth football season in one Fresno County city has come to an abrupt end. Saturday was supposed to mark the last game of the season for the Coalinga youth football team.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 24, 2013

One of two gang members accused in vicious beating of UC Berkeley freshman pleads guilty (San Diego, CA): A gang member whose 12-hour crime spree in San Diego nearly two years ago included the near-fatal beating of an 18-year-old UC Berkeley student pleaded guilty Thursday to premeditated attempted murder and other charges.
Source: 10News    Date: October 24, 2013

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