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Reputed California prison gang leader captured in Missouri (San Bernardino County, CA): A reputed prison gang leader who is accused of cutting his GPS ankle device while on probation in San Bernardino County has been captured after fleeing to Missouri, authorities said Tuesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 22, 2013

Juvenile gang suppression operation (Apple Valley, CA): On Monday, October 21st, 2013, between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, the Apple Valley Police Department conducted a multi-jurisdictional juvenile gang suppression operation. The purpose of these operations is to identify juvenile gang members, conduct home supervision contacts of probationers, and arrest gang members for criminal violations.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: October 22, 2013

San Jose city leaders combat gang-related crime (San Jose, CA): A community meeting was held in East San Jose over what to do about gang-related crime. Mayor Chuck Reed's gang prevention task force is working on a new two-year plan.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: October 21, 2013

San Jose kicks off series of town hall meeting on gang violence (San Jose, CA): The first of four town hall meetings on gang violence in San Jose will be held tonight. The forums, which will take place over the next several weeks, will give residents the chance to air their concerns about the violence and advise the city about how to stem gang activity in their neighborhoods, according to Mario Maciel, spokesman for the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: October 21, 2013

Ex-leader of LA gang gets 25-year prison term (Los Angeles, CA) : The former leader of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for racketeering involving the killings of a rival gang member and one of his own underlings.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 21, 2013

Three arrested, 20 contacted during juvenile gang sweep (San Bernardino County, CA): A multi-agency juvenile gang sweep throughout three cities Monday — focused on deterring criminal youth activity — resulted in three arrests on outstanding warrants.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 21, 2013

Documented Santa Paula gang member arrested on weapons charges (Santa Paula, CA): A documented Santa Paula gang member was arrested on suspicion of trying to get rid of a loaded firearm during a foot chase with police Saturday night, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 20, 2013

Former gang member finds redemption on the field (Richmond, CA): At that point in his 15 years of life, Cesar Munoz just didn't care. He sat in the principal's office of Leadership Public School in Richmond, and even though he faced expulsion for what school administrators called "causing danger in the school," he still just didn’t care. Munoz wanted to be anywhere but where he was—hanging out with his friends and partying—but instead, he awaited judgment.
Source: Richmond Confidential    Date: October 19, 2013

Compton gang members plead guilty to hate crimes (Compton, CA): Two reputed gang members have pleaded guilty to hate crimes for allegedly targeting African-Americans in Compton on New Year's Eve.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 19, 2013

US Justice Department: California prison gang segregation after riots violates Constitution (Sacramento, CA): California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 18, 2013

Police arrest two in gang assault (Hanford, CA): Two teenagers are in custody after an alleged weekend gang attack across the street from Hanford West High School.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: October 18, 2013

Two Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks in Compton (Los Angeles, CA): Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2013

Man shot at Oakdale market where two were slain in 2012 (Oakdale, CA): At the same Oakdale market where two people were shot and killed last year, a man was shot in an altercation Thursday morning that police suspect was gang-related
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 17, 2013

Sheriff's Asian Gang squad arrests 7, seizes 200 marijuana plants in Temple City (Temple City, CA): Seven people were arrested on drug charges by the sheriff's Asian Gang Team and more than 200 marijuana plants were seized at a home in Temple City, authorities said Wednesday. The suspects are believed to be associated with the "Red Door" gang.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 17, 2013

Jury deadlocks in retrial of Coachella man (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked today in the retrial of a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year-old woman. Daniel Cardona Torres, 27, was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Aug. 12, 2005, shooting death of Vanessa Torres, who died in the driveway of her boyfriend's home in Indio. The defendant and victim are not related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 16, 2013

Retrial in gang-related drive-by killing of Vanessa Torres: Jury deadlocks (Riverside County, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday in the retrial of a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year-old woman eight years ago.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: October 15, 2013

Three arrested in weapons incident in Merced (Merced, CA) : Three suspected Merced gang members were arrested Tuesday after police said they brandished a stolen assault rifle at a man after an argument over a gang tattoo at a cellphone store.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 15, 2013

Mother of Mission homicide victim speaks out against gang violence (San Francisco, CA): The mother of a 20-year-old Daly City man who was shot to death in broad daylight issued a plea Tuesday night to the parents of gang members, asking them to "come into the light" and help stop gang violence.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 15, 2013

Five arrests made in 2012 killing of Santa Cruz 12-year-old (Santa Cruz, CA): A 19-year-old man and four teens, all documented gang members from Watsonville, were arrested Monday in the 2012 drive-by shooting death of 12-year-old Joey Mendoza.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 14, 2013

Preliminary hearing wraps up in gang murder case (Santa Barbara, CA): Testimony wrapped up last week in a two-day preliminary hearing where law enforcement officers testified about what they believe happened the night a 22-year-old Ventura man was shot multiple times and fatally wounded in February.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: October 14, 2013

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