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Gang member gets 20 years in Libby Lake killings (Vista, CA): A third gang member tied to the 2011 shooting deaths of a teenage couple in an Oceanside park was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 4, 2014
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

Los Banos gang member gets 40 to life for murder (Los Banos, CA): Kimberly Brewer stood before a crowded courtroom Friday morning and said she would never forgive the gang member who opened fire into a crowded garage last year in Los Banos and killed her 18-year-old son, Shane Moore.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 4, 2014
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

Pittsburg man shot to death Thursday night (Pittsburg, CA): A man with alleged associations with a criminal street gang was shot to death late Friday night in the city's first homicide of 2014, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 4, 2014
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Fresno teen convicted of killing rival, wounding brother (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member who claimed he accidentally killed a rival and wounded his brother in a drive-by shooting two years ago was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder and premeditated attempted murder.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 4, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

10 people arrested in countywide gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): A multi-agency gang sweep throughout Tulare County resulted in 10 arrests and multiple probation and parole violations.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 4, 2014
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

Suspect with gang ties sought in Crossroads bar shooting (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say innocent victims are getting hit by flying bullets and the gang violence has to end. Officers say a woman and 18 month old were shot at in a car last week and it was a case of mistaken identity. They weren't hurt, but police have had enough of these bold shootings by careless gang members.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 4, 2014
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Former Fresno gang member gets 49 years to life for murder (Fresno, CA): A former Fresno gang member found guilty of killing a rival last year was sentenced Thursday to 49 years to life in prison by Fresno County Superior Court Judge Hilary Chittick.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

Citrus Heights police announce arrests in 2013 double homicide, other gang-related shootings (Citrus Heights, CA): Citrus Heights police announced arrests Thursday in the fatal gang-related shooting of a man and woman on Birdcage Street in May, as well as several other shootings in the Citrus Heights and North Highlands areas in the past year.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.sacbee.com/...

Fresno police push back against rash of gang-related shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are stepping up efforts against gang violence in response to 30 shootings in the last 28 days, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said during a news conference Thursday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

Gang member on trial for violent crime spree (San Diego, CA): Opening statements have wrapped up for the day in the trial of a gang member accused of nearly beating a college student to death.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.760kfmb.com/...

California bill would classify human trafficking as gang crime (Sacramento, CA): State law enforcement officials say gangs have become more involved in human trafficking because people can be repeatedly sold for profit, unlike drugs and guns.
Source: Capital Public Radio    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.capradio.org/...

Man shot to death outside Chesterfield Square motel; gunman at large (Los Angeles, CA): A 27-year-old man was killed in Chesterfield Square on Thursday morning in what police called a gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/...

Gang affiliates face murder charges after one of own killed in self-defense (Campbell, CA): Five young men with connections to a street gang are facing murder charges after one of their own was fatally stabbed when the group descended en masse upon a transient after a perceived slight, according to officials.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

Inglewood man fatally shot outside club (Hollywood Hills, CA): A gang related shooting at a nightclub left one man dead on March 30. According to a news release from the LAPD, officers responded to a radio call around 1:58 a.m. of a shooting in the area of Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard outside of the Premiere Supper Club.
Source: Canyon News    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.canyon-news.com/...

Man shot dead in suspected gang attack in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, CA) : A 22-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in Lincoln Heights in a suspected gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 2, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/...

The scope of San Diego's gang problem (San Diego, CA): Mayor Kevin Faulconer has said he wants to increase resources for gang policing in San Diego. Two high-profile gang cases have caught the media’s attention in recent months. And in March, state Attorney General Kamala Harris came to town to talk gangs. The city of San Diego has more than 4,100 gang members in 91 gangs.
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: April 2, 2014
http://voiceofsandiego.org/...

Fourth plea deal reached in U-Haul murder case (Lompoc, CA): Robert Stan Sosa, 20, one of eight remaining defendants in the high-profile U-Haul murder case has pleaded guilty to kidnapping for the benefit of the Sureno street gang.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: April 1, 2014
http://www.lompocrecord.com/...

Police, prosecutors, community groups focus on gang crime (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Combating gang activity in San Luis Obispo County continues to top the list of public safety priorities, but local programs to prevent youth gang involvement have flourished in the last three years, officials told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Source: The Tribune    Date: April 1, 2014
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/...

Los Angeles-area gang member who trafficked teens as prostitutes sentenced to 30 years in federal prison (Riverside, CA): A Lynwood gang member who pleaded guilty to federal sex trafficking charges—admitting that he used force, fraud, and coercion to cause teenage girls to work as prostitutes across Southern California—was sentenced this morning to 360 months in federal prison.
Source: I.V. Weekly-Chronicle    Date: April 1, 2014
http://tribwekchron.com/...

Arrest made in Santa Paula stray bullet death (Santa Paula, CA): Santa Paula police officers are making progress in a gang related shooting that killed an innocent mother of two.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: April 1, 2014
http://www.keyt.com/...

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