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Fresno agencies getting $500,000 federal grant to combat gang crime (Fresno, CA): A $500,000 federal grant will be given to the Fresno Police Department and other partnering agencies to fund Project Safe Neighborhoods, a gang and crime reduction program, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 6, 2014

Trial set in 2012 Dos Palos gang homicide (Merced County, CA): A trial date was set Friday for a suspected Dos Palos gang member accused of stabbing a rival to death.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: September 5, 2014

Operation Tiger Shark targets sex trafficking, gangs (Sacramento, CA): More street gangs are delving into sex trafficking for profit, according to detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: September 5, 2014

Car-to-car gang shooting in Merced (Merced, CA): Gang members fired at least one shot at a rival’s car Friday in Merced, police reported. No one was injured when the shot struck the vehicle just before 5 p.m. in the area of Ninth and S streets in Merced. Officers believe the shooter fired from a car at another vehicle occupied by three suspected gang rivals, police Sgt. Joe Weiss told the Merced Sun-Star.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: September 5, 2014

Lodi seeking new grant funding to battle gang problem (Lodi, CA): Hundreds of thousands of dollars in state grant funding that has helped Lodi successfully combat gang violence since 2012 is scheduled to run out at the end of the year.
Source: The Record    Date: September 4, 2014

Rash of shootings frightens South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): The killings started early Sunday morning, with a 30-year-old man gunned down behind an apartment complex. By Monday night, four more people lay dead in a series of shootings across South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 4, 2014

Pair arrested in carjacking case (Los Banos, CA): A gang member and a 24-year-old woman were arrested early last week in connection with a robbery and carjacking, police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: September 4, 2014

Concord: Two teens wounded in apparent gang-related shooting Tuesday night (Concord, CA): Two teenagers were wounded, including a young man shot in the chest, in what police said was a gang-related shooting Tuesday in north Concord.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 4, 2014

Police: Gangs involved in holiday weekend stabbings (Los Banos, CA): Two gang-related stabbings occurred at house parties during Labor Day weekend, police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: September 4, 2014

Gang members convicted of 2012 slaying of teen in South Whittier (South Whittier, CA): A jury convicted two Whittier gang members Thursday for the execution of a Whittier teen in broad daylight at a strip mall in 2012.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 4, 2014

It's taggers vs. artists in San Francisco's graffiti war (San Francisco, CA): Destructive graffiti wars are being waged by anonymous vandals, deliberately defacing many of the meticulously painted murals that vividly illustrate San Francisco's streets.
Source: CNN    Date: September 3, 2014

Two sentenced for role in Linda gang fight (Yuba County, CA): Two people were sentenced Tuesday for their involvement in a gang-related fight in Linda during which an intoxicated man shot himself. Lucia Enriquez, 22, was sentenced to three years in state prison after she was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and participating in a criminal street gang for stabbing a man in the thigh during the confrontation.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 3, 2014

Defense asks for clemency in Roseville Norteño gang threat case (Placer County, CA): A Placer County Superior Court judge refused to dismiss sentence enhancements on Aug. 27 for three out of four defendants convicted of committing crimes in Roseville for the Norteño street gang.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: September 3, 2014

No-contest plea in Yuba City gang killing (Yuba City, CA): A Yuba City man faces 11 years in prison for killing a fellow gang member during a house party in February 2013. Charges of murder and participating in a criminal street gang, with an enhancement for having a prior strike, were dropped against Ruben Melesio Zamora on Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 3, 2014

Redlands East Valley cheerleader gang-attire photo investigation concludes (Redlands, CA): The Redlands Unified School District Board of Education will meet this morning with an investigation firm looking into the controversial photo involving members of Redlands East Valley High School’s cheer squad in gang costumes.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: September 3, 2014

Suspected Gang Member With Loaded Handgun In Santa Rosa Arrested After Foot Chase (San Francisco, CA): A suspected gang member with a loaded handgun in his waistband was one of two people arrested after a brief foot pursuit in unincorporated Santa Rosa early Saturday morning, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: September 2, 2014

El Monte Boys & Girls Club shutters doors amid gang activity allegations (El Monte, CA): The El Monte Boys & Girls Club has shuttered its doors after allegations gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia held meetings and sold drugs at the community center.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 1, 2014

More Plaintiffs Join Lawsuit Against City of Santa Barbara Over ‘Gang’ Press Conference (Santa Barbara, CA): Ten people have filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara and its Police Department for slander and libel, saying they were unfairly maligned during a press conference touting the department's gang-suppression efforts.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 1, 2014

Known Gang Members Arrested For Felony Battery On Police Officer In Santa Rosa Following Fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Sonoma County deputies arrested two known gang members Saturday on suspicion of felony battery on a police officer following a fight in Santa Rosa, deputies said.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: August 31, 2014

Judge slows Santa Ana gang-injunction process (Santa Ana, CA): Activists opposed to Orange County’s latest gang injunction, which they say will merely criminalize youth, are taking the fight to both the courthouse and the community, buoyed by recent legal victories.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 30, 2014

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