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SLO County law enforcement officials serve search warrants, arrest three (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two more people have been arrested after San Luis Obispo County law enforcement officials served search warrants for men wanted in connection to several gang-related crimes.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 5, 2014

Two arrested in gang-related Santa Barbara stabbing (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police have arrested two men on assault charges related to Monday's gang-related stabbing in downtown Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 4, 2014

Leaders respond to Merced County District Attorney's plea for more resources (Merced, CA): District Attorney Larry Morse II dropped a bomb on county supervisors last week by taking aim at what he called the board's lack of support for gang suppression efforts.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 4, 2014

Area gang activity lands man in hospital (Pomona, CA): A man shot in a gang-related attack Monday in Pomona's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park was hospitalized in serious condition, police said.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: February 4, 2014

Gang member has charges reinstated (Glenn County, CA): Documented gang member Samuel Sanchez Jr. — in prison for nearly two years on an attempted murder conviction — may have to come back to Glenn County to face original charges in connection to the October 2009 shooting of Paul Reyes Jr. during a high-speed car chase on Highway 32 near Hamilton City.
Source: Glenn County Transcript    Date: February 4, 2014

Gang member who attacked in court convicted of murder, robbery (Los Angeles, CA): Jesus Mendez, 23, was convicted Tuesday of the murder and robbery of a South L.A. businessman. Mendez disrupted court last week when he attacked an attorney and a detective in court with a chair.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 4, 2014

With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf (Los Angeles, CA): Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of pavement along Preston Avenue and the house where a known gangster lives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2014

Shalander Givens gets 205 years to life in 2010 shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno man convicted of disabling a young girl in a mistaken gang drive-by shooting is going to prison for 205 years to life.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 3, 2014

Suspects arrested in gang-related stabbing in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Two men have been arrested in Visalia as suspects in a gang-related stabbing of a male victim Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 1, 2014

California to recognize gang members can change (Sacramento, CA): Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them, allowing them to escape the tough restrictions that gang members are subject to.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 1, 2014

Overall reported crime down nearly 27 percent in Merced (Merced, CA): The gang unit made 931 arrests in 2013, 773 of which were adults, and 158 were juveniles. The 931 arrests were of 530 persons, 24 of whom were arrested five or more times, Andrade said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 31, 2014

Retaliation may be cause of Fresno gang member's shooting (Fresno, CA): A Dogpound gang member was shot multiple times Friday evening in southwest Fresno, and police are trying to learn if it was related to shots fired eight minutes earlier in a rival neighborhood, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 31, 2014

Jury finds two guilty in Visalia Mall shooting (Tulare County, CA): A Tulare County jury on Friday convicted two men of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting at Visalia Mall that injured two people two years ago.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 31, 2014

Man arraigned on murder charge; held on $2M bail in homicide (Monterey County, CA): Appearing much younger than his 22 years, a Salvadoran national was arraigned Thursday on suspicion of the October 2012 murder of a 17-year-old in Sand City.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 31, 2014

UCLA Professor, Project Fatherhood join in intervention (Los Angeles, CA): The men gathered together in a cramped auditorium and began to dig into their plates piled with mashed potatoes, green beans and hamburger patties. Some dressed in business suits, others in plain white T-shirts and jeans. They weren't all related by blood, but they laughed and joked as if they grew up together.
Source: The Daily Bruin    Date: January 31, 2014

Santa Clara County: Mexican street gang target of multiple raids (San Jose, CA): A Mexican street gang suspected of selling methamphetamine was the target of several raids Thursday morning, resulting in several arrests and the seizure of drugs, weapons and cash, according to a law enforcement source.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 31, 2014

Trial begins for Fresno man who killed gang rival (Fresno, CA): A Fresno man who wanted to leave the Bulldog gang lifestyle was forced to kill a rival because he feared for his life, his attorney said Thursday in opening statements of the man's murder trial.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 30, 2014

ACLU opposes gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Weighing in against Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has filed legal papers against City Hall's efforts to get a preliminary action passed in the next two months.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: January 30, 2014

$302,445 grant to fund anti-gang programs, deputy (Apple Valley, CA): Thanks to a substantial grant, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station will retain its juvenile gang prevention deputy and expand youth programs aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 30, 2014

San Jose gang, drug raid nets 20 arrests (San Jose, CA): At least 20 people were arrested Thursday morning during a gang and drug raid in San Jose. "They're bad people. Absolutely they are affiliated with gangs and drugs," said Peter Lee, an FBI spokesman.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: January 30, 2014

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