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Fresno family takes bold stand against gang violence (Fresno, CA): A Fresno family is taking a bold stand against gang violence after their mother was shot and killed while sleeping on the couch in her own home. The Alvarez family wants everyone to know they too are victims. They say they're tired of living like prisoners in their own neighborhoods.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 26, 2015

Seaside residents take part in gang violence workshop (Seaside, CA): Over 50 people crowded the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside Thursday night for a community workshop focusing on ending youth gang violence in the city. "My biggest worries are just everything for my daughter," said Seaside resident Joanna Loera. Loera grew up in Seaside and came to the meeting to help make the city a better place for her daughter.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 26, 2015

Second suspect named in gang slaying, police say (Riverside, CA): Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a 19-year-old Riverside man who is among two suspects in a slaying that police say is gang-related in that city nearly a year ago.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 26, 2015

U-Haul defense continues cross-examination of SMPD gang detective (Santa Maria, CA): Cross-examination of a Santa Maria Police detective, who works on a gang unit in the city, continued in the U-Haul murder case on Thursday.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: February 26, 2015

Three convicted in gang-linked shooting on Anaheim police car (Santa Ana, CA): Three men were acquitted Thursday of conspiracy to commit murder but convicted in connection with the gang-related shooting at an unmarked Anaheim police car with uniformed officers inside the vehicle.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 26, 2015

Fresno gang members in custody for fight at Fashion Fair Mall, police say (Fresno, CA): Police say three west Fresno gang members are in custody for the gang-related fight at Fashion Fair Mall earlier this month. Police are searching for two more suspects.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 26, 2015

Guard sentenced for smuggling drugs into California prison (Lancaster, CA): A former guard at a state prison in Southern California has been pleaded no contest to smuggling drugs and other contraband to fellow gang members behind bars. Andre Pierre Scott entered the plea Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: The Tribune    Date: February 25, 2015

Third defendant in 2009 Daly City gang murder extradited, facing federal charges (San Francisco, CA): A man recently extradited from Mexico in connection with a 2009 Daly City murder made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in San Francisco this week, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 25, 2015

Accessory in October shootout in Chico given probation (Oroville, CA): An Oroville man convicted as an accessory in a daytime shootout in Chico between rival gangs has been given probation.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 25, 2015

Livingston police arrest seven known gang members (Livingston, CA): A total of seven known gang members have been arrested in Livingston since Saturday, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 25, 2015

La Puente community meeting planned to discuss gang injunction (La Puente, CA): The community is invited to join sheriff’s officials for a conversation regarding La Puente’s gang injunction next week. The permanent civil injunction targeting gang members and gang-related activity has been in place since 2011. It is meant to curb the activities of the local street gangs Puente 13 and Bassett Grande. Deputies have described the injunction as a valuable tool in combating gang crime.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 25, 2015

Two Corcoran teens arrested in attempted homicide case (Corcoran, CA): Two teens believed to be linked to a weekend stabbing in Corcoran were arrested Monday morning, the Corcoran Police Department said. Daniel Gomez, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old are accused in an attempted homicide and participating in a criminal street gang. Police say the pair are connected to a stabbing that occurred in the 2300 block of Lorina Avenue in Corcoran.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2015

Behind LA's Dramatic Decline In Gang Violence (Los Angeles, CA): From 1988 to 1998 -- known to some as the “decade of death” -- close to a thousand people per year were killed in Los Angeles. Gangs didn’t run all the neighborhoods, but the ones they did, they terrorized. Drugs moved openly on street corners, drive-by shootings occurred with dispiriting frequency, and wearing the wrong color T-shirt on the wrong street could be interpreted as a death wish.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: February 24, 2015

Alejo bill targets profiteering gangs (Salinas, CA): A Salinas-area lawmaker is hoping to cripple transnational gangs by beefing up prosecutors' ability to freeze criminal assets prior to indictment in profiteering cases. Last week, Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) introduced Assembly Bill 443. State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who outlined the proposal in a report, is sponsoring the bill.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 24, 2015

Keeping kids away from gangs in and out of school (Salinas, CA): Keeping kids away from gangs in and out of school. That’s some of the work being done in East Salinas right now. On Tuesday, the city celebrated improvements at a local park at the heart of gang activity. On Wednesday, the Alisal Union School District is getting ready to keep a program aimed at keeping students safe.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 24, 2015

Serious crime is down in Sanger (Fresno County, CA): Long known as a 'gang town' the city of Sanger is reporting a dramatic drop in major crime. The chief of police says his officers are busier than ever. But now they're preventing crime rather than just responding to it.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 24, 2015

Rialto Police Department gets $1.4M grant for gang-prevention programs (Rialto, CA): Police here are creating a program aimed to keep fourth- through eighth-grade students from gangs with the help of funds from what could be the largest gang prevention grant the Rialto Police Department has seen.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 24, 2015

Book tells of gang-related homicides in black neighborhoods (Redding, CA): The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of black males by other blacks in the nation's most violent ghettos still get barely a footnote.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight    Date: February 23, 2015

Social media campaign led to Fresno murder, lawsuit claims (Fresno, CA): A Fresno bar's marketing blamed for murder. Its social media campaign killed, according to the man left behind. "It's like putting bait out for rats and then being stunned when rats show up and leave a mess," said Kara Hitchcock, the attorney for Herman Tatum.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 23, 2015

Week 7:Santa Maria Ibarra Murder Trial (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria's ongoing U-Haul murder trial turned to the hypothetical on the first day of the seventh week of the trial. The prosecution wanted to show the jury, hypothetically, the significance of the alleged kidnap, torture and murder of Anthony Ibarra to benefit a criminal street gang, a key component in its case against the six defendants who are identified as either members of, or associates of, the gang involved in this trial.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: February 23, 2015

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