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Police: Two gang members wanted for shooting (Los Banos, CA): Los Banos police are looking for two gang members who shot at their rivals and led authorities on a high-speed chase along two area highways last week.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: August 7, 2014
http://www.losbanosenterprise.com/...

Two arrested in connection with armed robbery (Bakersfield, CA): Two men were taken into custody Tuesday for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in south Bakersfield. James Alva and Luis Reyes, both 23, were arrested on suspicion of crimes including robbery conspiracy and participating in a criminal street gang, police said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: August 6, 2014
http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/...

Santa Barbara leaders not planning to appeal gang injunction ruling (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara will not work to overturn a recent court ruling denying local law enforcement's years-long push for a city-wide gang injunction.
Source: KCBX    Date: August 6, 2014
http://kcbx.org/...

Two arrested in suspected gang shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Two Santa Ana men were arrested Wednesday in connection to a gang-related shooting in July that left another man injured, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 6, 2014
http://www.ocregister.com/...

Police: Gang members used sawed-off shotgun in robbery (Bakersfield, CA): Police arrested two alleged gang members for an armed robbery. A man reported he was robbed by two men with a sawed-off shotgun around 10 p.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Connie Avenue. The victim described the robbers' truck.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: August 6, 2014
http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/...

Ukiah youth resource center creates a positive environment (Ukiah, CA): The Arbor Youth Resource Center, which aims to provide a positive and encouraging environment for youth, has recently expanded into a bigger facility on North State Street in Ukiah.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/...

Two with Atwater gang ties fired on, police say (Atwater, CA): A gunman fired up to six shots Monday night into a car occupied by people with known Atwater gang ties, police said. No one was injured and no suspects are in custody, Atwater police Lt. Samuel Joseph said
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

Gang member arrested in shooting at central Fresno home (Fresno, CA): A gang member wanted in connection with a shooting at a central Fresno home Friday evening has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

Court hearing details Live Oak shooting that blinded woman (Santa Cruz, CA): An argument at a house party and a separate confrontation between rival gang members outside the party led to a shotgun blast that blinded a 43-year-old Live Oak woman in 2013, according to court testimony Tuesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/...

Ministering to the gangs of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): The scourge of gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has driven tens of thousands of migrants into the U.S. and other Central-American countries.
Source: National Catholic Register    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.ncregister.com/...

Police investigating Sunnyvale's first homicide of the year (Sunnyvale, CA): Sunnyvale police are investigating a rare crime in its community. A gang-related shooting at Encinal Park near Corte Madera and Mary avenues that left one person dead and another victim wounded Saturday morning.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: August 5, 2014
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/...

Gangs move into human trafficking (Stockton, CA): There was nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. So it seemed. A teenage girl, raised in the gang life, was turned over for prostitution by her own mother for the group's benefit. She was trafficked to different cities, her body sold to strangers, kept drugged and regularly beaten into submission.
Source: The Record    Date: August 4, 2014
http://www.recordnet.com/...

Two suspected gang members arrested with weapons, police say (Merced, CA): Two men described by police as known gang members with lengthy criminal records were jailed last week on weapons and drug allegations.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 4, 2014
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

Four arrests made in weekend assault (Avenal, CA): A man and three juveniles were taken into custody Friday after police say they assaulted a man with a garden hoe and nunchucks.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: August 4, 2014
http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/...

Suspects arrested in Santa Cruz gang-initiated conflict (Santa Cruz, CA): Local law enforcement agencies countywide were put on the alert Saturday night seeking suspects in an apparent gang-related fight downtown.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 4, 2014
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/...

No money for LBPD's anti-gang unit in 2014 budget (Long Beach, CA): Although Long Beach Police Department officials contend that the majority of the city's violent crimes are committed by gangs, the LBPD's anti-gang units are completely stripped of funding in the budgets proposed by City management for fiscal year 2014.
Source: Greater Long Beach    Date: August 1, 2014
http://greaterlongbeach.com/...

Fallbrook gang member convicted of killing former comrade (Vista, CA): A Fallbrook gang member who shot a former comrade who had dropped out of their gang was convicted Friday of premeditated attempted murder and assault with a firearm.
Source: KUSI News    Date: August 1, 2014
http://www.kusi.com/...

Woman wanted in gang slaying arrested in Tijuana (Salinas, CA): A woman wanted for the gang-related slaying of a 14-year-old boy has been apprehended in Mexico, police reported Thursday. Angela Zuniga was apprehended in Tijuana and was on the U.S. side of the border by Thursday. She is expected to be in Monterey County Jail by next week, Salinas police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 31, 2014
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

San Bernardino County DA releases second quarter gang stats (San Bernardino County, CA): Gang-related crime weighs heavy on the minds of some who live in San Bernardino County, including District Attorney Michael Ramos. "I have made the investigation and prosecution of criminal gang members in San Bernardino County a top priority, and I will continue to do so alongside our partners in law enforcement," Ramos said Wednesday in a written statement.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 30, 2014
http://www.sbsun.com/...

41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted (El Monte, CA): More than three dozen alleged members and associates of a San Gabriel Valley gang said to be controlled by the Mexican Mafia were indicted on a range of murder, robbery, drug trafficking and other charges, federal officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 30, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/...

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