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Reputed gang member convicted in Newark teen's murder (Hayward, CA): A reputed gang member was convicted of first-degree murder Friday for the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Newark high school student and football star Justice Afoa two years ago in what authorities said was an act of revenge.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: May 31, 2013

Authorities investigating gang-related shooting in East San Jose (San Jose, CA): Police are investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that happened early Friday evening in East San Jose, the latest incident in a recent epidemic of street violence in the South Bay.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 31, 2013

Member of Mexican Mafia pleads guilty (San Diego, CA): Mexican Mafia member Rudy Espudo, who controlled gang activity and drug sales throughout North County, plead guilty to charges of racketeering, drug sales and brandishing a gun during a drug-trafficking crime at the U.S. District Court in San Diego on May 23.
Source: The Coast News    Date: May 31, 2013

Street gang "somewhat disorganized" after recent busts (Fallbrook, CA): On May 22, authorities with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department briefed residents of the Fallbrook community on the current state of street gang activity at the Fallbrook Citizens Crime Prevention Committee (FCCPC) meeting at the Fallbrook library.
Source: The Village News    Date: May 30, 2013

North Sacramento gang violence has residents ready to move (North Sacramento, CA): Three days after a man and women were found shot dead at an apartment complex, residents in north Sacramento are worried they could be next in what investigators are calling a gang war.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: May 30, 2013

Gang territories in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Last week Operation Snake Eyes took nearly fifty gang members off the streets and put them behind bars. The Salinas Violent Suppression Unit says the main gangs with a large presence in Salinas are the Nortenos and Surenos, and one of the things police are up against is combating these gangs.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 30, 2013

Police arrest 27 in East Palo Alto crackdown (East Palo Alto, CA): One week after East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis responded to a spike in gun violence by declaring a crime emergency in the city, patrol units have made 27 arrests in a crackdown focused on the Norteno street gang, officials announced today.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: May 29, 2013

Visalia partnership to curb gang violence (Visalia, CA): Tackling gang violence in the South Valley. It's been nearly two weeks since a gang member shot at Visalia police officers. Now the community is banding together to fight the growing problem.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 29, 2013

Arrest in rival's territory in southeast Fresno averts likely gang shooting (Fresno, CA): A gang member armed with a ready-to-shoot handgun was arrested Wednesday afternoon in a rival gang's territory in southeast Fresno, averting a potential gang shooting, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 29, 2013

Gang members arrested in Redwood City armed robberies (Redwood City, CA) : It took less than three hours for two alleged Norteno gang members to rob three Redwood City convenience stores Tuesday morning with rifles stolen in a residential burglary days earlier, Redwood City police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 29, 2013

Jurors deadlocked in gang-related killing trial (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Jurors deadlocked today in the trial of a Desert Hot Springs man accused of taking part in a gang-related shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded his friend more than 18 years ago.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network    Date: May 29, 2013

Five arrested in Thousand Oaks attacks (Thousand Oaks, CA): Thousand Oaks police said they arrested five teens Wednesday after attempts to provoke fights. Charges include gang conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, participating in a criminal street gang, willful harm or injury to a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 29, 2013

Suspects in shooting arrested (Fresno, CA): Four gang members are arrested and guns and drugs are taken off the street. Fresno police made the arrests at Cedar and Church and at McKenzie and Calaveras.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 29, 2013

Teen killings probed, city poised to launch summer anti-gang efforts (San Jose, CA): As homicide detectives investigate whether gang motives fueled a shooting that killed two San Jose teens over the holiday weekend, the city is ramping up for the summer season that has historically been a peak time for gang violence.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 28, 2013

Police target street gang in East Palo Alto (East Palo Alto, CA): Just over a week ago East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis declared a "crime emergency" in the city based on a spike of violence in which 8 people were shot, with a 15 year old boy killed, in two weeks.
Source: PaloAltoPatch    Date: May 28, 2013

Three gang members plead guilty in gruesome 2009 stabbing death (Santa Cruz, CA): Three men accused of brutally stabbing a 35-year-old Mexican man to death in January 2009, then dumping his body near a South County berry field pleaded guilty to charges and admitted the killing had gang motivations, according to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: May 28, 2013

Santa Barbara Police say stabbing was likely gang-related (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara Police say investigators believe a fight and stabbing that occurred on Monday was gang-related.
Source: KSBY News    Date: May 28, 2013

Chief: 250-275 'certified’ gang members in Sonoma Valley (Sonoma, CA): Sonoma Police Chief Bret Sackett elicited near gasps from an audience of community and business leaders May 22, when he told them there are between 250-and-275 “certified” gang members in the Sonoma Valley.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune    Date: May 27, 2013

Uncle, nephew stabbed in gang-related incident near Vacaville's Fiesta Days Festival (Vacaville, CA): A 41-year-old man and his 16-year-old nephew were injured in a gang-related stabbing in Vacaville on Saturday, according to police.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 26, 2013

Fontana man who shot at SWAT, FBI was on AB 109 probation (San Bernardino, CA) : With his slight build and his long, curly hair, the white, 37-year-old Fontana man who was forced to use a glass eye does not look like a typical Bloods street gang member, but, according to law enforcement, he has proven looks can be deceiving.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: May 26, 2013

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