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Eastside church is changing in a 'post-gang era' (Los Angeles, CA): Pastor Pete Bradford, a reformed "dope fiend" from San Diego, went out into the streets of Boyle Heights looking for gang members to pray over. Finding them wasn't hard. It was the early 1990s, the era of "Boyz n the Hood" and "Colors" and gangsta rap. Everything about gang life in Los Angeles was loud: the jagged slashes of graffiti, the thrum of police helicopters, the percussion of gun blasts.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 15, 2014

'Mr. X' casts large shadow in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): As the City of Santa Barbara's long-awaited gang injunction trial approaches the conclusion of its second week, a mysterious character dubbed "Mister X" by prosecuting attorneys has emerged as the trial's most compelling and dramatic figure.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 15, 2014

Fatal Modesto shooting gang-related, police say (Modesto, CA): Three men were shot in west Modesto early Wednesday. One of the victims died, and detectives believe the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 14, 2014

Visalia man charged for murder in gang-related incident (Visalia, CA): County of Tulare District Attorney Tim Ward on Tuesday announced the DA office filed a single count of murder against 20-year-old Angel Espindola of Visalia for a gang-related incident that occured on the streets of Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 14, 2014

Street gang raids lead to 11 indictments (Stockton, CA): Eleven people believed to be members or associates of the Sutter Street Crips criminal street gang were indicted Monday on numerous felonies by a San Joaquin County criminal grand jury.
Source: The Record    Date: May 14, 2014

Two former Simi Valley residents arrested on suspicion of gang-related stabbing (Simi Valley, CA): Two men from Los Angeles County were arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related stabbing that left two people injured in Simi Valley, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 14, 2014

Man arrested in Monday stabbing (Ukiah, CA): The Ukiah Police Department Wednesday arrested a man suspected of a gang-related stabbing Monday afternoon near Big Lots.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: May 14, 2014

One dead, two hurt in Modesto gang-related shooting (Modesto, CA): Police are investigating a shooting that has left two men hurt and another man dead early Wednesday morning.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: May 14, 2014

2012 gang-related shooting suspect pleads no contest to lesser charges (Colusa, CA): Pedro Hernandez Herrera, one of two Colusa teens accused of the murder of Miguel Muniz in a 2012 gang-related shooting, pleaded no contest on Tuesday to amended charges in an agreement with the Colusa County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: May 14, 2014

Ceres police ask for help in combating gang violence (Ceres, CA): Police in Ceres are asking for the public’s help to stop the violence after three shootings in a five-day period.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: May 13, 2014

DA: Man sentenced for Bakersfield shooting in significant gang conviction (Bakersfield, CA): A man was convicted of gang-related shooting and sentenced Tuesday. Rickey Nelson Johnson, 25, was a member of East Side Crips when he confronted a man and him in 2012, according to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 13, 2014

Santa Barbara detective continues expert testimony in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police Detective Gary Siegel continued his testimony Tuesday about local gangs in the trial for the city's proposed gang injunction. Siegel is an expert witness for the plaintiffs, including the City Attorney's and District Attorney’s offices, and has spent days cataloging details about the Eastside and Westside gangs in court.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 13, 2014

Gang member to serve at least 39 years in shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A 25-year-old member of the East Side Crips criminal street gang was sentenced today to life in prison for shooting at his victim multiple times while chasing him.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: May 13, 2014

Border patrol arrests "Sureño" gang member (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: May 12, 2014

Sonoma teen arrested following gang-related road rage incident (Santa Rosa, CA): A gang-related road rage incident led to the arrest of an unlicensed 17-year-old Santa Rosa boy for resisting arrest and evading officers in Sonoma County on Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol said.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: May 12, 2014

Santa Barbara's gang injunction trial heads into second week (Santa Barbara, CA): The civil rights of 11 people versus the safety of a community -- that's part of what's at stake in Santa Barbara's push for a gang injunction.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: May 12, 2014

Prosecutor: 3-year-old boy was innocent victim in Oakland gang war (Oakland, CA): A long-running violent rivalry between two gangs was the cause of a shooting in East Oakland three years ago that claimed the life of 3-year-old Carlos Nava and wounded two men, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 12, 2014

One dead, six injured in shooting at Peregrine Park in Natomas area (Sacramento, CA): A child's birthday party at a neighborhood park in the Natomas area turned into a scene of grief and horror Saturday after gunmen attacked the party, killing one man and wounding six others, including a 7-year-old child.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 10, 2014

Santa Cruz gangs explained on website (Santa Cruz, CA): A new website shows the graffiti, the hand signs and the colors of gangs in Santa Cruz County. It also explains the levels of gang involvement in a six-minute video, and it offers resources for parents and teachers who want to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 10, 2014

New website aimed at gang awareness, prevention in Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies have launched a new bilingual website for their BASTA program, a county-wide initiative aimed at gang awareness, prevention and intervention.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 9, 2014

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