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FBI ends standoff with gang suspect arrest (Spring Valley, CA): A fugitive wanted as a member of a violent street gang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team Tuesday after a two-hour standoff at a Spring Valley home.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 29, 2014

Shooter in gang-related murder gets life in prison (Visalia, CA): The man who pulled the trigger in a deadly gang-related shooting in 2010 near Annie R. Mitchell Elementary School in east Visalia was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 29, 2014

Apparent gang-related shooting in Emerald Hills sends two to hospital (San Diego, CA): A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were hospitalized Tuesday after the vehicle they were in was fired upon in Emerald Hills in an apparent gang-related attack, police said.
Source: KUSI News    Date: April 29, 2014

Suspected Oakland gang members charged with attempted murder in officer shooting (Oakland, CA): Attempted murder of a police officer and other charges have been filed against two reputed gang members suspected of shooting at two Oakland officers during a vehicle chase last week, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 29, 2014

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents nab one more dangerous gang member - 10 year-to-date (Calexico, CA): On Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend a dangerous criminal street gang member. The man was illegally present in the United States at the time of his arrest. This makes a total of 10 gang members arrested this year.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: April 29, 2014

San Diego gang notification letters are a win for transparency — and so far not much else (San Diego, CA): A new California law went into effect this year requiring law enforcement agencies to notify parents when their children were entered into a statewide gang database. The law came after civil liberties groups and residents in communities with heavy gang activity — and policing — called for more transparency.
Source: KPBS News    Date: April 28, 2014

Not guilty pleas from 15 suspects arrested in gang sweep (San Diego, CA): Fifteen people arrested in a San Diego roundup of gang members and others pleaded not guilty in state court Monday to a variety of charges, including conspiracy to commit robbery, firearms and marijuana sales and domestic violence.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 28, 2014

Fresno gang member sentenced to life in prison for killing rival (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member was sentenced Monday to life in prison for fatally shooting a rival and wounding his brother four years ago outside a southwest Fresno liquor store.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 28, 2014

Visalia man gets life without parole for gang murder (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 28, 2014

Former gang members share experiences in reconciliation event (Chico, CA): Hundreds welcomed the message of former gang members who were able to seek reconciliation from old rivals after finding Jesus Christ. The men spoke during a reconciliation event Saturday at Oroville Church of the Nazarene in south Oroville.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: April 26, 2014

Alleged head of gang-related crime ring faces judge (San Diego, CA): An El Cajon man labeled by prosecutors as "the lead defendant" in a series of alleged conspiracies run by a violent San Diego criminal street gang was ordered by a Las Vegas judge Friday to remain in federal custody -- as one of almost four dozen people arrested on racketeering, drug and weapons charges.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 25, 2014

City drops 16 more defendants from gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Three days after the city council voted to uphold Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction, the city attorney's office formally dismissed 16 of the 27 defendants, which now leaves only 11 names in the filing.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: April 25, 2014

Gang wars hit City Hall (Santa Barbara, CA): If implementing the gang injunction doesn't create a "war zone" in the city, holding an open forum for three hours on the matter at City Hall just about did. Though the proposed injunction has been in the forefront of Santa Barbara politics for much of the last three years, Tuesday's City Council meeting marked the second time councilmembers held a public forum on the matter and the first time they voted on it in open session, with support running 5-2.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: April 24, 2014

Dozens arrested in S. California gang crackdown (San Diego, CA): Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on a Southern California street gang that authorities claim committed a string of killings, robberies and drug crimes.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 24, 2014

55 charged in massive gang roundup (San Diego, CA): A longtime San Diego gang known for its ruthless violence received a dismantling blow Thursday with federal and state charges unsealed against 55 people that accuse them of everything from execution-style murders and the shooting of a pregnant woman to armed robberies, prostitution and drug trafficking.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 24, 2014

Two arrested in Corcoran shoot-out (Corcoran, CA): The Kings County Gang Task Force has arrested two suspects in connection with a shoot-out that took place in Corcoran late last week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: April 24, 2014

Four suspects arrested after shooting at police during chase (Oakland, CA): Four reputed gang members, including a 15-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of shooting at two police officers during a car chase Wednesday night in East Oakland, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 24, 2014

Fontana gang member is sentenced to 52 years in state prison for his role in robbery at restaurant (Fontana, CA): Daniel Ruben Chavira, 23, was sentenced Monday by Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court Judge Gregory Tavill for his role in the 2012 takeover robbery of a Farmer Boys restaurant in Ontario.
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: April 24, 2014

Unity Walk: Community shows support for ending gang violence (Santa Paula, CA): An estimated 175 people gathered on Holy Thursday to show they believe in unity and want the gang violence that has plagued Santa Paula over the past year to stop.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: April 23, 2014

FBI agent's gun recovered from accused gang member (Bakersfield, CA): An FBI agent's handgun was recovered from a man police say is in a Bakersfield street gang. Court documents showed on April 12, police pulled over a car driven by John Thompson. They say Thompson is a member of the "East Side Crips."
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: April 23, 2014

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