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Accused gang shooter to stand trial for murder (Fresno, CA): Accused of being a gunman for a Fresno gang, Jerel Stanfield is headed for trial in the murder of a rival. That trial could hinge on a single witness -- a woman whose health kept her from testifying in a hearing that wrapped up Tuesday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 29, 2013
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Father of Bay Area gang member sentenced for obstruction of justice and being an accessory to multiple murders (San Francisco, CA): The father of a Bay Area gang member was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison for obstruction of justice and being an accessory-after-the-fact to three racketeering murders committed by his son, Joseph Ortiz.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 29, 2013
http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/...

Community group airs concerns over gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara held a forum at La Casa de la Raza last Thursday night called "How Will a Gang Injunction Affect Your Community?" Billed as a chance for community members to learn about the city's proposed lawsuit against 30 alleged gang members, PODER reiterated its reasons for opposing it, took barely any questions, and instead hosted an evening of passionate speakers with at times bombastic rhetoric.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: October 28, 2013
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Two charged with murder in death of man who answered Craigslist ad (Los Angeles, CA): Two suspected gang members were charged Monday with murder in connection with the slaying of a father who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone for his son, Los Angeles law enforcement authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 28, 2013
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Lompoc man allegedly told cell mate about fatal shooting (Lompoc, CA): Jurors who will ultimately decide whether a Lompoc gang member is guilty of murder heard for the second time this week that Charles Alonzo Owens shot and killed a rival gang member in late 2007.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 26, 2013
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North County gang leader gets 35 years (San Diego, CA): A Mexican Mafia leader who exerted control over much of the gang activity in North County — overseeing everything from extortion and drug trafficking to money laundering and assaults — was sent to prison Friday for 35 years.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 25, 2013
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

Judge denies motion to dismiss case in 2005 gang-related drive-by killing (Indio, CA): A judge in Indio denied a motion Friday to dismiss the case against a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year- old woman in 2005.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: October 25, 2013
http://palmdesert.patch.com/...

Cold case Spradling murder trial underway (Lompoc, CA): A former Lompoc gang member testified Thursday that a man on trial for murdering a rival gang member in June 2007 told him he gunned down Michael Jason Spradling in an alley and left the man to die.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 25, 2013
http://www.lompocrecord.com/...

Gang member takes murder plea deal (Santa Mateo, CA): A gang member who participated in the fatal shooting of a man mistaken for a rival in 2010 because of his navy blue jacket will be sentenced to 26 years in prison after pleading no contest to first-degree murder and a special gang enhancement.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: October 24, 2013
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/...

Recent shootings in west Ventura have some residents, community leaders on edge (Ventura, CA): Several recent fatal and gang-related shootings in west Ventura have stirred safety concerns among residents and community leaders as authorities continue to search for possible suspects.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 24, 2013
http://www.vcstar.com/...

Threat of gang violence ends youth football in Coalinga (Fresno, CA): The youth football season in one Fresno County city has come to an abrupt end. Saturday was supposed to mark the last game of the season for the Coalinga youth football team.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 24, 2013
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One of two gang members accused in vicious beating of UC Berkeley freshman pleads guilty (San Diego, CA): A gang member whose 12-hour crime spree in San Diego nearly two years ago included the near-fatal beating of an 18-year-old UC Berkeley student pleaded guilty Thursday to premeditated attempted murder and other charges.
Source: 10News    Date: October 24, 2013
http://www.10news.com/...

Gang leader gets 25 years for deputy's killing (Los Angeles, CA): A former gang leader was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for his part in the drive-by killing of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Escalante and other crimes.
Source: EGP News    Date: October 24, 2013
http://egpnews.com/...

Gang injunction, what's your function? (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction was the topic du jour at the fourth meeting of the Pro-Youth Movement, an organization founded to seek alternatives to a punitive approach to juvenile crime.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: October 24, 2013
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Shooting suspect awaits extradition, minors charged as adults in June gang slaying of teen (San Jose, CA): A man suspected of executing a 16-year-old boy at the end of a savage gang beating in June remains in a Seattle-area jail awaiting extradition to join five others in facing murder charges, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 24, 2013
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

San Jose puts spotlight on gang-related crime in series of community meetings (San Jose, CA): The police statistics told one story: Gang-related violent crimes in San Jose fell from 208 to 169 in the past year, including a nearly 50 percent drop in homicides.
Source: Peninsula Press    Date: October 23, 2013
http://peninsulapress.com/...

Gang shooting in Visalia prompts school lockdown (Visalia, CA): Houston School in Visalia was put on lockdown Wednesday because of a gang-related shooting in the area, Visalia police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 23, 2013
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Los Palillos gang case goes to jury (San Diego, CA): They heard statements from lawyers and testimony from witnesses over more than seven months. Now, the members of a Superior Court jury have all the information they will be given in the first part of a trial involving two accused leaders of a cartel-like gang that operated for years in the United States.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 23, 2013
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

Ventura shooting kills man (Ventura, CA): A 24-year-old man was killed Tuesday night in Ventura’s west end in what police say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 23, 2013
http://www.vcstar.com/...

Six arrested in deadly June beating, shooting of teen by gang mob (San Jose, CA): Police announced Tuesday the arrests of six people in the brutal beating and execution-style shooting of a 16-year-old boy in June at the hands of a gang mob, a death shocking enough to spur a summer-long police crackdown on gang activity.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 22, 2013
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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