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'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions (Los Angeles, CA): Nationally, there are two common definitions, according to the National Gang Center, a project funded by the U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Justice Assistance that studies gang activity. One is the member-based approach. Another approach, which is less common, considers whether the crime was committed to benefit a gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 19, 2014
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Judge Rules That Group Can Challenge Gang Injunction (Orange County, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a group of people law enforcement has labeled as gang members can defend themselves as parties to a gang injunction lawsuit that District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has filed against the Townsend Street gang in Santa Ana.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: December 18, 2014
http://www.voiceofoc.org/...

Alleged gang CEO claims he didn’t question the money (Salinas, CA): Defense attorney Bryan Hackett accused an investigator of using “circular reasoning” to charge his client with running, and profiting from, a drug-selling ring in Salinas’ Chinatown district.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 18, 2014
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

Police make sixth arrest in Watsonville shooting deaths of 33-year-old man, 4-year-old girl (Watsonville, CA): Police early Tuesday arrested the sixth of eight suspects implicated in a Watsonville gang-related double homicide that left a 33-year-old man and 4-year-old girl dead in October.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 17, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

Local man convicted of gang-related murder (Woodlake, CA): Bobby Baker, 18, of Woodlake, was convicted Friday on one count of second degree murder, and one count of criminal gang conspiracy, in the fatal shooting of Richard Zepeda, 21, of Woodlake. The jury also found true the special allegations that a principal in the crime of murder discharged a firearm causing death, and that the crime was for the benefit of, or in association with, a criminal street gang.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.recorderonline.com/...

Men Facing Life in Gang Related Oceanside Murders (Oceanside, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced today.
Source: Oceanside-CampPendletonPatch    Date: December 16, 2014
http://patch.com/...

Defendants held for trial for April shooting at Chico trailer park (Chico, CA): A trial date will be set for two of three males charged for an April 6 shooting at a Chico trailer park. Butte County Superior Court Judge Stephen Benson ruled Tuesday there was probable cause to hold defendants Jasper Frank Sandoval III and Zachary Martin Winstead, both of Chico, for trial on felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon and shooting at an occupied dwelling. They also face the special allegation that their acts were gang related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.chicoer.com/...

Trial, testimony underway for accused Nuestra Familia leader (Salinas, CA): A Norteño gang member who once ran Nuestra Familia's street regime in Santa Clara County testified Monday against the man alleged to be the highest-ranking gang member outside of the Nuestra Familia's headquarters in Pelican Bay State Prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

Life terms sought against men who shot into Oceanside rival gang territory, killing 2 (Vista, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.sandiego6.com/...

Soldier testifies against alleged Nuestra Familia CEO (Monterey County, CA): Here’s the thing about the Carnales of the Nuestra Familia — they don’t do the dirty work themselves. Luis Francisco Barrios testified that much Monday during the trial for Vincent “Chente” Garcia, the alleged chief executive officer and regiment commander of the Nuestra Familia in Monterey County. Garcia was one of 47 arrested during Operation Snake Eyes in May 2013.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

Murder, assault charges filed against Finley teen for two Pasco shootings (Pasco, CA): Prosecutors charged a Finley teen Tuesday with intentionally killing a Pasco man and with another shooting that sparked a series of gang-related attacks.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

Gang war dealt major blow, officials say; 33 arrested (San Bernardino, CA): A gang war that was "raining terror" on San Bernardino and Highland residents has suffered a major blow at the hands of law enforcement, officials announced. Thirty-three people have been arrested in a three-month investigation that culminated on Dec. 5 in a massive operation that targeted gang members, officials said during a news conference Monday, Dec. 15.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: December 15, 2014
http://www.pe.com/...

Sentencing delayed for co-leader of Mexican Mafia gang near USC (Los Angeles, CA): Sentencing for the co-leader of a Mexican Mafia-controlled gang that operated in a Los Angeles neighborhood near USC was delayed Monday until January.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: December 15, 2014
http://mynewsla.com/...

Man shot in Southeast Fresno as police continue gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Police say a 22-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the cheek Sunday morning on Backer Avenue in Southeast Fresno. Fresno police officers are still searching for the suspect, but they believe the case is gang-related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 14, 2014
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Vista, Escondido win anti-gang grants (North County, CA): Look for more — and more robust — anti-gang programs in Vista and Escondido, as each city gets a $1.5 million boost to tackle the problem over the next three years. The two North County cities were tapped for funding from the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant. Funding starts in January.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 13, 2014
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

Vista Prep students complete anti-gang, bullying classes (Red Bluff CA): The Red Bluff Police Department said about 90 students at Vista Preparatory Academy participated in Gang Resistance Education and Training classes this fall, and more than 100 students at the school will take the classes in the spring.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: December 13, 2014
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/...

Wanted gang member arrested near La Presna (San Diego, CA): The seventeenth and final gang member sought in a big federal anti-gang indictment was arrested Saturday near La Presa, in southeast San Diego today by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 13, 2014
http://www.cbs8.com/...

19-year-old Visalia gang member gets life without parole for murder (Tulare County, CA): A 19-year-old Visalia man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a man he mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 12, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

Gang Task Force Talks Compassion, Not Punishment (Santa Barbara, CA): Community leaders, educators, and youth service providers gathered at the Carrillo Recreation Center on Tuesday for an annual networking event organized by the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: December 12, 2014
http://www.independent.com/...

Greenfield Gang Member Convicted of Murder and Attempted Murder (Salinas, CA): A Monterey County Jury has convicted a Greenfield gang member of Murder and Attempted Murder stemming from the May 2012 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jose Barragan.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News    Date: December 12, 2014
http://www.kcba.com/...

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