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LB city prosecutor says work to reduce gang activity has helped put 'dent' in violent crime (Long Beach, CA): Though property crime has spiked this year, violent crime, such as murders, robberies and aggravated assaults, has actually remained relatively low in Long Beach, according to law-enforcement officials.
Source: Signal Tribune Newspaper    Date: May 24, 2013

Gang member accused in Santa Cruz double homicide painted as fall guy (Santa Cruz, CA): Jaime Galdamez Guevara is "not an angel," his attorney assured jurors Thursday during closing arguments of the Salvadoran gang member's trial on double murder charges. "He's made some terrible decisions," public defender Heather Rogers said. "Just not murder."
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 23, 2013

Monterey County gang kingpin among those arrested in Nuestra Familia sting (Monterey County, CA): A Monterey County gang kingpin long sought by the FBI was arrested Thursday at the conclusion of a sweeping investigation targeting the leadership of the Nuestra Familia regiment in Salinas, law enforcement officials announced.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 23, 2013

Gang member emptied his gun shooting at Fresno police officers Wednesday (Fresno, CA): A gang member with a lengthy history of violent crimes fired all five shots from a revolver at Fresno police detectives Wednesday afternoon before he was arrested in southeast Fresno, Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday. Neither the gang member nor officers were wounded.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 23, 2013

Cease fire program puts detectives in view of shooting, two gang members arrested (Richmond, CA): Two North Richmond gang members were arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting, and police are giving credit to an anti-violence initiative for putting detectives in position to catch them.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 23, 2013

Woman stabbed at least a half-dozen times just south of Hayward BART station (Hayward, CA): A woman was in stable condition after being stabbed at least a half-dozen times during an early morning attack about four blocks south of the Hayward BART station. The victim was not seriously injured and police said that the incident was gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 23, 2013

Police chief seeks meeting with Norteno gang leaders (East Palo Alto, CA): Police Chief Ron Davis called the weekend fatal shooting of a 16-year-old the last straw, prompting him to declare a crime emergency in East Palo Alto and to pursue a meeting with gang leaders.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 22, 2013

Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopts proposal to curb gang violence (Monterey County, CA): With contingencies in place for the creation of a subcommittee to monitor ongoing progress, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted Tuesday Social Policy Researchers' plan to combat the regional spread of gang violence.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 22, 2013

Police gang unit makes return after activity shoots up (Chico, CA): The Chico Police Department will be bringing back the gang unit in an attempt to stop an upward trend of gang activity the department has noticed.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: May 22, 2013

Four arrested after police shot at in southeast Fresno (Fresno, CA): Four people were arrested Wednesday after suspected Bulldog gang members exchanged gunfire with plainclothes officers in a southeast Fresno neighborhood, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 22, 2013

Inquiry links Avenal men to shooting (Avenal, CA): When two men allegedly shot up a garage full of rival gang members last year, few were willing to discuss the case with the Avenal Police Department.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: May 22, 2013

Gang member arrested for kidnapping and attempted murder (Bakersfield, CA): One suspect is still on the run and another is in custody after the pair kidnapped a man inside his home in east Bakersfield on Sunday.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: May 22, 2013

LA gang member arrested in Salina (Salina, CA): A Los Angeles gang member living in Salina but thought to be coordinating activities of gang members inside the Los Angeles County Jail has been arrested without incident in Salina.
Source: Salina Journal    Date: May 22, 2013

Pasadena Blood gang affiliates accused in 1997 Altadena slaying (Pasadena, CA): Detectives Tuesday arrested a man and woman in connection with a 1997 cold case slaying in Altadena believed to have stemmed from a dispute over CDs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 22, 2013

Gang member convicted of attempted murder (Madera, CA): A jury convicted a Madera man Tuesday of attempted murder and gang-related charges in a 2011 shooting where he walked his friend home only to shoot him in the head along the way.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: May 22, 2013

Gang, prison and God mold man into a source of help (Modesto, CA) : When you meet Joshua Daniel, the two things that stand out most are his big smile and his gentle demeanor. You never would suspect the Modesto man has spent nearly half of his life in prison, or that his appearance once caused twinges of fear.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 21, 2013

Man hit by car, shot after being chased by rival gang (Madera, CA): A man was shot in the foot Sunday afternoon after being hit by a car and chased by rival gang members for about five blocks, Madera Police Department officials reported.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: May 21, 2013

Police chief: Turf war between rival Norteño gang members may have sparked fatal East Palo Alto shooting (East Palo Alto, CA): A turf war between rival Norteño gang members in two cities may have sparked a shooting Sunday night in East Palo Alto that killed a 16-year-old and injured two other teenagers, police said.
Source: Palo Alto Daily News    Date: May 21, 2013

Gang plan update goes to supervisors (Monterey County, CA): Ongoing evaluation will make the difference between true implementation and simple chatter surrounding a countywide initiative to counter gang violence through leveraged community resources, supervisors agreed Monday.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 21, 2013

Vallejo man convicted of 2007 gang-related murder (Fairfield, CA): A Vallejo man faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Monday in a 2007 gang-related shooting that killed an innocent bystander.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 21, 2013

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