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Documented gang members lead deputies on high speed chase (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two documented gang members from Santa Maria are behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Santa Barbara County, officials say.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 1, 2015

Four gang members arrested in Oxnard after shots heard (Oxnard, CA): Four alleged gang members were arrested in Oxnard early Tuesday evening after shots were heard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 1, 2015

City, police, residents get crime-conscious heading into summer surge season (San Jose, CA): Heading into the heart of the summer, when young minds are idled by the school break and rising temperatures drive them out into the streets, the city is looking to tamp down all manner of fireworks.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 1, 2015

Violent crime up in Lodi; gang and property crime down (Lodi, CA): Violent crimes have increased in Lodi over the past 10 years, while property crimes have gone down, according to the 2014 Annual Report from the Lodi Police Department. However, despite the increase in violent crimes, reported gang-related crimes are trending downward.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: July 1, 2015

Santa Barbara Crime: No News Is Good News (Santa Barbara, CA): Although crime rates within Santa Barbara city limits have been down or holding steady the last three months compared to the same period a year ago, calls for police service have increased substantially — by about 1,500 year to date.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 1, 2015

Investigator says 3 defendants in Modesto double homicide were gang members (Modesto, CA): An investigator on Wednesday testified that three men accused of murder were active members of the Norteño street gang when a boy and a man were shot to death six years ago in Modesto’s La Loma neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 1, 2015

Woman convicted in slaying of Newark prep football star (Alameda County, CA): A woman was convicted by an Alameda County jury Tuesday of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit assault and gang enhancements for her role in the 2010 slaying of a former Newark high school football star.
Source: SFGate     Date: June 30, 2015

Mexican Mafia suspected chief Peter Ojeda and three others plead not guilty to federal racketeering and violent crime charges (Orange County, CA): Four suspected members of the Mexican Mafia, including a man believed to be one of the gang’s most established leaders, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to federal racketeering and violent crimes charges.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 29, 2015

Alumnus spreads kinship among former gang members (Orange County, CA): Steven Kim MSW ’06 knows intimately what rock bottom looks like. Growing up an at-risk youth with little to no family support, he got involved with the wrong crowd and found refuge in substance abuse.
Source: USC News    Date: June 26, 2015

Madera gang member sentenced to life in prison (Madera, CA): A Madera gang member was sentenced to life in prison after shooting a man three times in the head, the Madera County District Attorney said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 26, 2015

S.C.: Questions About Gang Affiliation Violated Miranda Rights (Contra Costa County, CA): Jailers violated the Miranda rights of a murder suspect when they asked about his gang affiliation while he was being booked, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday. In an opinion by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the court unanimously agreed that Jose Mota-Avendano’s unMirandized statements were improperly used against him, but that the error was harmless because there was enough independent evidence to establish his gang ties.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise    Date: June 26, 2015

With crime up, mayor calls for plan to address assaults, stolen cars, gangs (Concord, CA): Alarmed by a spike in violent incidents and property crime over the past couple of years, Mayor Tim Grayson wants the police chief to develop a strategy to reverse the trend.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 25, 2015

2 fatal shootings near Highway 4 believed gang-related (Bay Point, CA): Gang activity played a role in a shooting late Tuesday that killed a 19-year-old Concord woman, the second fatal drive-by in four days near Highway 4 authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 24, 2015

Jury deliberates young woman's role in Newark football star's killing (Hayward, CA): Two hard-core gang members killed Newark Memorial High School football star Justice Afoa, but a 17-year-old girl set up the slaying and should be held equally accountable, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 24, 2015

San Jose program helps at-risk teens land summer jobs (San Jose, CA): A new program in San Jose is giving at-risk teens a chance to succeed by taking them off the streets and into paying jobs. Summer is often the time when young people get idle with school out and parents working and the idleness can lead to trouble. The San Jose Works initiative is putting teens to work.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: June 24, 2015

Multiple arrests in car-wash killing of mentally disabled teen over red shoes (Los Angeles, CA): Four people were behind bars today in connection with the gang-related killing of a 19-year-old mentally disabled man who was gunned down near a South Los Angeles car wash, apparently over his red shoes.
Source:    Date: June 23, 2015

L.A.’s Summer Night Lights program focuses on at-risk youth (Los Angeles, CA): To encourage family fun and fight gang violence, dozens of parks across Los Angeles will keep the candle burning beginning Wednesday night. “It’s definitely been helping to stabilize the community, reduce crime while giving needed jobs as well as vocation training,” said Adrienne Newsom, president and CEO of the Gang Reduction and Youth Development Foundation, a nonprofit that helps fund the $6.4-million program now in its eighth year.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 23, 2015

‘Blood coming from his nose,’ widow testifies in gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A woman whose husband was struck and killed by stray gunfire outside their home in Pasadena on Christmas Day 2012 testified Monday that she heard what she initially thought was fireworks and then saw her husband on the ground.
Source:    Date: June 22, 2015

Closing arguments begin in trial of gang member charged with murder (Bakersfield, CA): Spencer Rogers was so proud of killing a rival gang member he rapped songs and made up riddles about the shooting, prosecutors say. Gunning down Kevin McMahan as he drove along Highway 58 helped Rogers “earn his stripes” as a member of the Country Boy Crips criminal street gang, Deputy District Attorney David McKillop said. He said Rogers’ girlfriend told investigators he would even shout “die little Kev-Mac” as he played video games.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 22, 2015

MAGEC cracks down on gangs in wake of violent shootings in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Local law enforcement agencies are working together to target gang members across Fresno County this weekend. The Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) held a briefing Saturday afternoon before hitting the streets.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 20, 2015

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