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Sex trafficking overtakes drugs as San Diego County gang's top cash source (San Diego County, CA) : FBI Assistant Special Agent Robert Howe said San Diego's rival street gangs like the BMS, the Neighborhood Crips and Brim have put aside their differences over turf and drugs, and have struck up alliances to sell women and girls, some as young as 12.
Source: KPBS News    Date: January 27, 2014

Cases offer peek into prison gangs (North County, CA): Latino inmates who smuggle illegal drugs into prisons and jails know there's a cost to doing business behind bars. A third of their contraband must be "kicked up" to leaders of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, investigators said recently in a federal indictment.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 26, 2014

Police arrest gang members for Halloween shooting in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Three gang members face possible attempted murder charges following their arrests in connection with a shooting at a Desert Hot Springs house party on Halloween last year, a detective said Saturday.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: January 25, 2014

Monterey Peninsula agencies arrest three in gang-related homicides (Monterey, CA): Erick Curiel and Hugo Ricalde had several things in common — both were in their 20s, both lived on the Peninsula and both were gunned down last July in Seaside. The attacks were seemingly random — ambush-style. But on Thursday, Monterey Peninsula law enforcement officers tied them together with the arrest of three gang members suspected of killing both Curiel and Ricalde and attempting to murder four other individuals.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 24, 2014

Indictment leads to arrests of alleged gang members in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): A multi-agency investigation culminated this week in the arrests of more than a dozen members of a local street gang, authorities said.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 24, 2014

Gang suppression team sweeps Sanger (Sanger, CA): A gang suppression team composed of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers swept through Sanger Saturday looking for gang, gun, parole, probation and drug violations.
Source: The Sanger Herald    Date: January 23, 2014

Three men arrested in string of Seaside gang murders (Seaside, CA): Three men have been arrested in connection with a series of gang-related murders and shootings in Seaside over the past two years. The three suspects allegedly have ties to the Sureño gang, authorities said.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: January 23, 2014

Norteno gang member gets life sentence for 2010 killing of Redwood City man over gang colors (Redwood City, CA): A Norteno gang member who was convicted of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man in Redwood City in November 2010 because he was wearing rival gang colors was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 22, 2014

Gang rivalries cited as trial opens in Halloween shooting at USC (Los Angeles, CA): A man accused of opening fire at a Halloween party at USC in 2012, wounding four people, was retaliating for his being shot by a rival gang member, prosecutors said Wednesday on the first day of his trial.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 22, 2014

Salinas residents hear about anti-crime efforts in city (Salinas, CA): Despite historically low staffing levels, three quarters of crimes investigated last year in Salinas were solved or otherwise cleared.
Source: The Herald    Date: January 22, 2014

Anti-Alvarez campaign mailer sparks controversy (San Diego, CA): A negative campaign mailer criticizing mayoral candidate David Alvarez is drawing attention not for what it says but for how it makes him look. The pro-business Lincoln Club through its campaign committee paid for the piece that depicts Alvarez, who would be the city's first elected Latino mayor, holding a wad of cash in a manner that some say is similar to a gang gesture.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 21, 2014

Hawaiian Gardens gang member charged with murder (Long Beach, CA): According to Deputy District Attorney Dean Bengston, Rubio pleaded not guilty to one count each of murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm — the charges include special allegations that the crime was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with a criminal street gang with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members.
Source:    Date: January 21, 2014

Gang member gets life for 2010 killing over gang colors (San Mateo County, CA): A Norteno gang member who was convicted of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man in Redwood City in November 2010 because he was wearing rival gang colors was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: January 21, 2014

Gang member on trial in death of pregnant Fresno woman (Fresno, CA): Eight years ago, Nath Ouch -- eight months pregnant and holding a pot of soup -- was shot in the back and killed as she and relatives left a southeast Fresno apartment complex across from Easterby School. Tuesday, a trial began for a Fresno gang member who is accused of killing her.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 21, 2014

Gang murder case on Campbell-San Jose border going to trial (Santa Clara County, CA): The case against one of two gang members accused of an execution-style killing outside the McDonalds at 898 So. Bascom Ave. on the Campbell-San Jose border March 16, 2011 is going to trial, a judge decided this morning.
Source: CampbellPatch    Date: January 21, 2014

Federal appellate judges reverse state court justices in Orange County gang case (Orange County, CA): An Orange County gangster convicted in 2008 on attempted murder charges stemming from a jailhouse stabbing of a rival hoodlum and received a punishment of life in prison almost had reason to smile this week.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: January 17, 2014

Two gang members sentenced in 2009 murder of Carson teen (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members were sentenced Friday in the 2009 murder of a Carson teenager, who was shot several times in the back as he walked home from school.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 17, 2014

Gang member sentenced to death for four murders in East L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): A self-proclaimed homeless gang member convicted of murdering two car salesmen and two other men within a seven-month period in East Los Angeles was sentenced to death Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 17, 2014

Oroville cops bust three alleged members of gangs (Oroville, CA): Three young adults identified as belonging to gangs were arrested early today, one in possession of a loaded firearm, according to Oroville Police Department.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: January 17, 2014

Santa Barbara police facing $6 million slander claim tied to gang enforcement (Santa Barbara, CA): Almost two months after reporters gathered at a news conference to see mugshots of about 70 suspected gang members, some of those same suspects have filed legal claim against the Santa Barbara Police Department, saying they've been slandered publicly and are owed $6 million in damages.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: January 17, 2014

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