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Third day of gun violence erupts in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): For a third day in a row, San Bernardino has been rocked by gun violence. A 23-year-old man was shot and killed Monday in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Arrowhead Avenue, near Virginia Street.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 24, 2014

Boy talks of life with dad in prison (Santa Maria, CA): The little boy who brought an audience at the premiere of the gang documentary "Life Facing Bars" to tears, after he emotionally described visiting his father who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder, has been embraced by the community.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: March 23, 2014

Gang member gets life without parole for shooting death in Cypress Park (Los Angeles, CA) : A gang member convicted of first-degree murder for being the get-away driver in a Cypress Park shooting that killed a man holding a toddler and the attempted murders of two police officers involving a subsequent shootout was sentenced today to life in prison without parole.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch     Date: March 21, 2014

Seven alleged California gang members indicted for crime spree, bragging on Facebook (Oakland, CA): A federal grand jury has indicted members of a San Francisco Bay Area street gang on charges that they participated in a string of armed robberies and then bragged about the crimes on social media.
Source: FOX News    Date: March 21, 2014

Man sentenced to 40 yrs. for gang-related shooting (Indio, CA): A La Quinta man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Indio.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: March 21, 2014

Sixteen gang members and associates indicted for murder and other crimes on the Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Sixteen gang members and their associates from East Palo Alto and Menlo Park were indicted by a grand jury for murder, attempted murder and other crimes following a year-long investigation by regional law enforcement agencies, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 21, 2014

Gang leader and career offender sentenced to 12 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking in gang channels (San Jose, CA): Jose Miguel Aguilar (a/k/a "Lil Joe") was sentenced today to twelve years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson. Aguilar, one of the highest-ranking members of the Sunnyvale-based Norteño gang, "Varrio Via Sol," or "VVS," routinely sold ounce and greater quantities of methamphetamine.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: March 20, 2014

Sweep targets Barrio Dream Homes gang in Cathedral City (Cathedral City, CA): A sweep led by Cathedral City police targeted suspected Barrio Dream Homes gang members and affiliates early Wednesday.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: March 20, 2014

Gang prevention documentary chronicles prison life (Santa Maria, CA): An 8-year-old boy brought many to tears in the 350-member crowd attending Wednesday's premiere of "Life Facing Bars" as he described visiting his father who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: March 20, 2014

Alleged members of San Jose-based gang indicted (San Jose, CA): The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Jose Wednesday unsealed a 41-count indictment against 27 members of the San Jose-based "Mexican Mafia" street gang the Sur Santos Pride on racketeering, murder, drug dealing, firearms and other charges.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: March 20, 2014

FBI task force arrests California gang members (San Jose, CA): The FBI says it has quashed a notorious street gang in San Jose, arresting more than two dozen of its members since January.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: March 20, 2014

Two arrested after making threats with handguns (San Mateo County, CA): San Mateo County Sheriff's officials announced late Friday they had arrested two suspected gang members who were allegedly threatening people with firearms. The arrests were connected with an incident two days earlier in which a deputy reportedly shot and injured a pit bull near Oak Avenue.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: March 20, 2014

Fresno gang member claims self-defense in 2010 fatal shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member fatally shot a rival and wounded his brother four years ago outside a southwest Fresno liquor store because he feared for his life, a defense attorney said Thursday in opening statements of the man's murder trial in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 20, 2014

Gang-prevention documentary features the stories of those spending 'Life Facing Bars' (Santa Maria, CA): An audience of 350 packed into the Edwards Stadium Theater in Santa Maria this week to hear from a set of unique voices cautioning young people not to get involved with gang life.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: March 20, 2014

Novato police arrest suspects Nos. 4, 5 and 6 in alleged gang-related attack (Novato, CA): Investigators arrested three additional suspects Thursday in an alleged gang-related attack in Novato, bringing the number of arrests to six.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: March 20, 2014

Cross-border gangs, Mexican drug cartels gaining hold on California, report says (Long Beach, CA): A report released Thursday from California Attorney General Kamala Harris shows the union between Mexican drug cartels and California prison gangs may have led to an increase in the amount of drugs, guns and human trafficking victims flooding into state.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: March 20, 2014

FBI task force arrests members of San Jose-based Sureno street gang (San Jose, CA): The arrests Wednesday morning of two members of a Sureno street gang in San Jose by an FBI task force has effectively ended the gang's existence as a criminal group, an FBI spokesman said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 19, 2014

Santa Maria police release gang documentary (Santa Maria, CA): A documentary featuring local gang members aims to expose the dangers of street gang culture on the Central Coast. The Santa Maria Police Department worked with Cal Poly Journalism graduate Matt Yoon to create the film, in hopes of preventing young kids from getting involved in the gang lifestyle.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 19, 2014

Gang leader gets 12 years for meth trafficking (Sunnyvale, CA): A gang leader with a history of violent felonies was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 19, 2014

Reputed gang member gets life sentence in 2011 Oakland restaurant double-murder (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a shooting at a restaurant near Jack London Square three years ago that left two people dead and five others wounded.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: March 19, 2014

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