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Homicide suspects arraignment rescheduled (Los Banos, CA): Two teenagers are scheduled to be arraigned at the Robert M. Falasco Justice Center next week in connection with the December shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: January 22, 2015

San Rafael man charged in gang-related stabbing on Canal Street (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man was charged in connection with a gang-related stabbing that injured two men in the Canal neighborhood. Jorge Luis Martinez, also known as "Cookie" or "Cookies," pleaded not guilty through a court-appointed attorney Thursday in Marin Superior Court. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and criminal gang activity, said Deputy District Attorney Dorothy Proudfoot.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: January 22, 2015

Salinas police arrest three in teen slaying (Salinas, CA): Hours after Cesar Gonzalez's funeral today, Salinas police announced the arrests of three teenagers suspected in his fatal shooting.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 22, 2015

Street vendors fall prey to gangs, will L.A.’s move to legalize them help? (Los Angeles, CA): Fruit vendor Mariposa Gonzalez remembers the advice given by her mother, also a street vendor. Talk back to the gang members who demand money. Say you don’t have any cash. Throw a pineapple if need be.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 22, 2015

Salinas Police arrest three in Market Street homicide (Salinas, CA): Salinas Police say acting on tips, detectives have arrested three suspects in the fatal shooting on January 13th.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 22, 2015

DA: Fatal stabbing in Barstow was gang related (Victorville, CA): The man accused of fatally stabbing a Barstow man in October is set for a jury trial in March, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: January 21, 2015

Visalia police make third arrest in gang shooting (Visalia, CA): A third man has been arrested in connection with a gang shooting, Visalia police said Wednesday. Tomas Pizana, 40, was arrested about noon Tuesday in Visalia and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting at a dwelling and conspiracy.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 21, 2015

Driver in north Chico shootout sentenced to 7 years in state prison (Oroville, CA): One of the drivers in October’s daytime shootout between two rival gangs in Chico was sentenced to seven years in state prison Wednesday.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: January 21, 2015

Fugitive linked to Mexican Mafia arrested (Ventura, CA): A Ventura fugitive wanted in a drug trafficking operation linked to the Mexican Mafia gang was located this month and scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 21, 2015

Judge Rules Injunction Permanent Against Santa Ana's Townsend Street Gang (Santa Ana, CA): Family, friends and community activists washed cars Sunday in SanTana to raise funds for the funeral of Angel Arellano. The 17-year-old had been named in a temporary gang injunction against Townsend Street and police say he was slain by gunfire just inside its safety zone.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: January 21, 2015

Fresno gang member sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2008 drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Six years ago, promising Washington Union football player Dante Smith and his friend, Dashawn Roland, were seriously wounded in gang violence in southwest Fresno. At the time, Police Chief Jerry Dyer described Dante, then 17, and 15-year-old Dashawn, as good students and innocent bystanders to a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 20, 2015

Suspected gang member injures 3 in Santa Ana with single shotgun blast (Santa Ana, CA): Three men were injured early Tuesday after a suspected gang member drove up to them near a Santa Ana strip mall and fired a single shotgun blast, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 20, 2015

Gang-related sex trafficking in crosshair of L.A. County District Attorney (Los Angeles County, CA): District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday that her office has launched an effort to try to put an end to commercial sex trafficking, calling it the fastest-growing trend among criminal street gangs in Los Angeles County.
Source:    Date: January 20, 2015

Chess-like game aimed at showing kids dangers of gang life (Bakersfield, CA): It looks like chess, except without the traditional pieces. In their place are the "little homie," the "big homie," a "hustler," a "baller," a "kingpin," and a "queenpin." It’s called "Caught Up, The Intervention Game." The game is played exactly like chess, except that it also teaches the players about the dangers of gang violence.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: January 20, 2015

Steps Toward Peace: Oakland's tradition of fighting youth violence (Oakland, CA): Teens on Target. East Oakland Youth Development Center. Youth Alive. Urban Peace Movement. Silence the Violence. East Bay Asian Youth Center. Youth Uprising. Khadafy Foundation. United Roots. The Mentoring Center. That's just a sampling of the numerous youth development and violence prevention programs established in Oakland over the years.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: January 19, 2015

Three Men Injured in Suspected Gilroy Gang-Related Fight with Two Teens (Gilroy, CA): Two teen boys were arrested Sunday in a suspected gang-related fight in Gilroy where one man was stabbed and two men received head injuries, police said today.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: January 19, 2015

Fresno girl, 9, dies as innocent victim in gang drive-by gunfire (Fresno, CA): A 9-year-old girl who died after being hit by gunfire appears to be the latest victim of Fresno gang violence, police Chief Jerry Dyer said Monday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 18, 2015

2 brothers sentenced in killing on high school campus (Reseda, CA): Two brothers who authorities say are members of a street gang have been sentenced for killing an 18-year-old man on a high school campus.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 16, 2015

Judge gives 52-to-life in teen gang slaying (San Diego, CA): At age 25, Gerardo Tovar and some teenagers got drunk together and decided to drive into Shelltown and kill the first rival gang member they would find.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 16, 2015

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in East Palo Alto gang indictment (Redwood City, CA): Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for any of the 11 defendants indicted last March for crimes stemming from their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 16, 2015

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