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.5 percent of Salinas' population are gangsters, police chief says (Salinas, CA): Salinas has 23 active gangs, and gangsters make up .5 percent of the city's total population. About 90 percent of homicides were gang-related, the report states.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 4, 2014
http://www.ksbw.com/...

The fine line between gang policing and gang behavior (San Diego, CA): As Shelley Zimmerman takes the helm of the San Diego Police Department, she faces a tall order: Regain community trust amid renewed concern over racial profiling, sexual misconduct and officer discipline.
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: March 3, 2014
http://voiceofsandiego.org/...

Two arrested in Merced on gang, weapons charges; kids in CPS custody (Merced, CA): Two people were arrested on gang and firearms charges over the weekend in Merced, police reported Monday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 3, 2014
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

Jail violence on the rise (San Jose, CA): Santa Clara County jails have seen a sharp uptick in assaults over the past few years, partly because of state prison reforms that pushed more dangerous inmates to local correctional facilities.
Source: San Jose Inside    Date: March 3, 2014
http://www.sanjoseinside.com/...

Gang member says he shot in self-defense (Riverside, CA): A Riverside gang member who killed two teens told a jury that he felt he had “no choice” but to open fire because he thought he was being confronted by rival gang members at a party in 2008.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: March 3, 2014
http://www.pe.com/...

Long Beach Police, City Prosecutor honored for identifying gang-related hate crimes (Long Beach, CA): The city's Police Department and Prosecutor’s Office have been honored by the Anti-Defamation League for their IMPACT program, which aims to combat gang-related hate crimes.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: March 3, 2014
http://www.presstelegram.com/...

Deputies say deadly shooting in Carson may be gang-related (Carson, CA): The fatal Saturday morning shooting of a man outside a Carson party is believed to be gang-related, authorities said. During their investigation, deputies found that rival gang members were at the party, but there was no information available about what led to the shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 2, 2014
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Kern County Sheriff's Office Delano operation nets ten arrests (Kern County, CA): Due to an increase in gang violence in the City of Delano, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Delano Police Department, conducted a directed patrol in the Delano City Jurisdiction.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: March 2, 2014
http://www.onebakersfield.com/...

Outlook: Echo Park's street gangs (Los Angeles, CA): For the better part of the last thirty years, Echo Park – a Los Angeles neighborhood near downtown – has been synonymous with gang violence.
Source: Examiner    Date: March 1, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/...

Prison sentence for gang member convicted in Steelhead Beach attack (Forestville, CA): A convicted gang member was sentenced to nine years in state prison Friday for an April 2012 attack at Steelhead Beach on the Russian River west of Windsor, District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 28, 2014
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

Jury finds Los Banos gang member guilty of second degree murder (Merced, CA): After deliberating nearly three days, a Merced County jury on Friday convicted a Los Banos gang member of murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man last year.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 28, 2014
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

Convictions of two gang members upheld for killing witness in another member's murder trial (Los Angeles, CA): A state appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld the convictions of two men for killing a woman who had testified in the murder of trial of one of their fellow gang members.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: February 27, 2014
http://diamondbar-walnut.patch.com/...

Realtors oppose gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to oppose the City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction because of "the stigma" the injunction would place on large portions of the city designated as "safety zones."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: February 27, 2014
http://www.independent.com/...

Three gang members arrested in south Napa (Napa, CA): Three known gang members were arrested Tuesday afternoon as they were loitering around a parked VW Jetta at Freeway Drive and Imola Avenue, according to Napa Police.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: February 27, 2014
http://napavalleyregister.com/...

Gang member arrested on suspicion of shooting teen who lost eye (Watsonville, CA): A 20-year-old documented gang member was arrested Wednesday in the Feb. 14 shooting of a 13-year-old Watsonville boy who lost an eye after being critically injured, a police detective said Thursday.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: February 27, 2014
http://www.ktvu.com/...

Sister of murder victim speaks out against gang violence (San Diego, CA): It's a sad fact. Gang-related murders in San Diego tend to get very little media attention; even though gang violence affects families all over the county.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: February 27, 2014
http://www.cbs8.com/...

San Rafael boy, 15, charged as adult in alleged gang shooting (San Rafael, CA): A 15-year-old San Rafael boy accused of shooting another teen in a gang-related attack was charged as an adult Thursday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: February 27, 2014
http://www.marinij.com/...

Ex-gang member – now a scholar – implores Vista Nueva students to choose success (Modesto, CA): When Erin McChesney went to her principal with a new book for her high school English students, he was skeptical. Consider the cover. The title, "Street Life: Poverty, Gangs and a Ph.D.," is scrawled in a graffiti-style font.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 26, 2014
http://www.modbee.com/...

Gang member, teen brother arrested in central Fresno shootings (Fresno, CA) : A Fresno gang member and his 17-year-old brother are in custody in connection with two central Fresno shootings in February, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 26, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

Transient gang member charged in stabbing death (Riverside, CA): A transient has been charged with murder in a stabbing two weeks ago outside a liquor store that Riverside police believe was gang-related.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 26, 2014
http://blog.pe.com/...

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