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Both sides score points in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Over the past three weeks, attorneys on both sides of the proposed gang injunction have been landing solid points during the trial. Closing arguments are scheduled to take place in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom later this week.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 29, 2014

Gang member arrested in Fresno homicide (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in southeast Fresno in early April, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 28, 2014

Ex-gang member testifies in trial (Santa Maria, CA): A former Lompoc gang member, who was jumped into Westside VLP at age 12, took the stand Tuesday to testify against an alleged gang leader in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a Lompoc man over a drug debt.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: May 28, 2014

Three gang members violate parole, arrested in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested three men accused of violating their parole during a probation search of a documented gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 28, 2014

Anthropologist: Gang violence caused by mental illness (Irvine, CA): What causes gang violence? James Diego Vigil, a professor emeritus of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, uses the term "locura," from the Spanish word loca (crazy) to describe what he calls the "quasi-controlled insanity" of gang members.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: May 27, 2014

Anti-crime task force conducts sweep in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Gang Task Force made several arrests during high-saturation patrols throughout Santa Cruz on Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 25, 2014

Two Porterville men convicted of murder (Porterville, CA): Two Porterville men were found guilty of two counts of first degree murder Friday in Tulare County Superior Court. The jury also found true the special circumstances of Multiple Murder Convictions, and Killing by a Street Gang Member, as well as the special allegations of Discharge of a Firearm Causing Death, and Crimes Committed for the Benefit of a Criminal Street Gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 24, 2014

Stabbing suspect yelled gang epithet at man with no gang affiliation, police say (Half Moon Bay, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of uttering a gang statement to a man sitting in his truck and stabbing him in the arm Thursday in a shopping center parking lot.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 24, 2014

Teen hurt in Santa Ana shooting; police see gang ties (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old boy was injured Saturday morning in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 24, 2014

Rash of gang violence erupts (Simi Valley, CA): A sudden surge in gang-related violence hit the city this month and police are trying to determine whether the crimes are connected.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: May 23, 2014

After spate of shootings in Santa Ana: 'When is it going to stop being normal?' (Santa Ana, CA): Two weeks, three killings. In Santa Ana, where gang violence often heats up with the summer, the bloodshed in May has given residents and police early cause for concern. Police say the gang-related shootings appear to be unrelated and not the opening shots of a gang war.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 23, 2014

New Fox show 'Gang Related' prompts concern from Latino community (Los Angeles, CA): The title of Fox's "Gang Related" has a double meaning. The central focus of the new drama premiering Thursday is LAPD Det. Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in the department's elite gang task force. But he's hiding something.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 22, 2014

Reedley gang member on trial for drive-by shootings (Fresno County, CA): Under heavy security, a Reedley gang member is standing trial in Fresno County Superior Court on two counts of murder. In opening statements Thursday, prosecutor William Lacy accused Ramanjit Hundal, 29, of killing Jose Pacheco, 30, in a drive-by shooting in January 2009 and killing Juan Negrete, 33, in another drive-by shooting in September 2010, for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 22, 2014

Fresno gang member arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 16 (Fresno, CA): A Sureno gang member is in custody in connection with a shooting Sunday in which a 16-year-old boy was killed and two men were wounded.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 22, 2014

'Mister X' takes stand in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Arthur Nevarez, a 40-year-old former Eastside gang leader, testified as a witness on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction Tuesday, describing his life as a gang member, his many years behind bars, and the Mexican Mafia’s growing role in Santa Barbara affairs.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 22, 2014

Long Beach gang member charged with attempted murder (Long Beach, CA): The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Long Beach gang member in connection with a 2013 shooting that wounded a 10-year-old boy, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 21, 2014

Three arrested in Ukiah gang sweep (Ukiah, CA): A man suspected of selling marijuana to minors was arrested along with two others during a sweep of the Ukiah area this month by law enforcement officers searching for suspected gang members, the Ukiah Police Department reported.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: May 21, 2014

Five at work to save young lives in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): March 13, 2013, was the night that changed his life. Nineteen-year-old Oceanside resident David Garcia was shot seven times during last year's gang slayings at Libby Lake Park. The teen lost two innocent friends, and still has a bullet in his head.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 21, 2014

Woman wounded in Santa Ana gang-related shootout (Santa Ana, CA): A 22-year-old woman was injured Tuesday morning in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The woman was walking with a group of people in the 300 block of North Jackson Street around 5:20 a.m. when the occupants of a northbound car opened fire, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 20, 2014

Gang member sentenced to prison for attempted murder (Santa Maria, CA): A 39-year-old Santa Maria man will spend nearly 30 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted murder and admitting to special gang allegations, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said Tuesday.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 20, 2014

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