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Bulldog gang member arrested in Fresno on drug, gun charges (Fresno, CA): A 23-year-old Bulldog gang member was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of possessing a gun and possessing marijuana for sales, including "marijuana butter"-coated breakfast cereal, Fresno police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 24, 2013

Gang member sentenced to more than 100 years in prison (Long Beach, CA): A gang member was re-sentenced today to 155 1/2 years to life in prison for murdering a 16-year-old female honor student after opening fire on a crowd of people after a high school homecoming football game in Long Beach.
Source: LongBeachPatch    Date: November 23, 2013

10 arrested, guns, drugs seized in 10-month undercover gang operation (San Diego, CA): A 10-month undercover investigation into South County street gangs wrapped up Thursday with 10 arrests and the seizure of 18 guns, and drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 22, 2013

Getting a GRIP on gangs (San Juan Capistrano, CA): More than 1,000 students, identified to be at-risk of joining a gang, were given the challenge of improving their behavior, grades and attendance. Since starting in 2008, GRIP has administered a number of incentive programs to steer elementary and middle school students away from gangs.
Source: The Capistrano Dispatch    Date: November 22, 2013

City officials, LAPD clean South LA alleys in wake of anti-gang efforts (Los Angeles, CA): A group of city-elected and law enforcement officials went to South Los Angeles on Friday to help clean up communities affected by some of the city’s most notorious gangs.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: November 22, 2013

Another gang member sentenced in Antioch party killing of 16-year-old Oakley boy (Martinez, CA): An East Contra Costa County gang member was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for his role in the killing of a 16-year-old Oakley boy during an Antioch house party in 2011.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 22, 2013

One arrested, one sought in gang-related attack in Ceres (Ceres, CA): Police in Ceres have arrested one man and are looking for another suspect in a gang-related attack on two Modesto men earlier this month.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: November 22, 2013

Sacramento gang member indicted for drug trafficking and weapons possession (Sacramento, CA): A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Omar Williams, 40, of Sacramento, charging him with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: November 22, 2013

Ten suspected gang members face meth trafficking charges (San Jose, CA): Ten people suspected of being involved in a gang-related methamphetamine trafficking operation have been charged in federal court, with the last arraigned Thursday, according to federal officials.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: November 21, 2013

Jury in Novato gang shooting fails to break deadlock on last charges (Novato, CA): The jury that convicted two men of attempted murder for a Novato gang shooting on Wednesday disbanded Thursday without reaching additional verdicts.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 21, 2013

Ventura County gang members linked to Mexican Mafia charged for roles in Mexican-based drug trafficking organization (Los Angeles, CA): In the third phase of Operation "SuperNova," a multi-agency task force investigation that targeted Mexican Mafia-affiliated street gangs in Ventura County, 17 people have been charged following an investigation by a task force comprised of the FBI, the Ventura Police Department and the Oxnard Police Department.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: November 21, 2013

Reputed gang members found guilty in Oakland restaurant murders (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members were each convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder for a shooting at a restaurant near Jack London Square in April 2011 that left two people dead and five others wounded.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: November 21, 2013

Gang sweep targets friends of alleged Roseville cop shooter (Roseville, CA): More than a dozen associates of Sammy Duran, accused of shooting police officers, joined him behind bars Wednesday after the Roseville Police Department teamed up with six other law enforcement agencies in a gang suppression sweep.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 20, 2013

Kings County law enforcement strikes back against criminal street gangs (Hanford, CA): Investigators arrested 17 people on Wednesday during a multi-agency investigation into the Norteño street gang.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: November 20, 2013

Santa Barbara Police Department releases data and updates on Operation "Falling Dawn" (Santa Barbara, CA): Chief Sanchez led a press conference this morning to give an update on a wider net of gang activity and subsequent arrests by the Santa Barbara Police Department. Sgt. Riley Harwood, in kicking off the conference, noted that the SBPD worked with other jurisdictions and the US Attorney's office on this initiative, as gang activity is not confined to city borders.
Source: Santa Barbara View    Date: November 20, 2013

Is the Mexican Mafia making moves in Santa Barbara? (Santa Barbara, CA): Police Chief Cam Sanchez announced Wednesday morning that a massive year-and-a-half-long crackdown on gang violence in Santa Barbara ​— ​dubbed Operation Falling Dawn and carried out in conjunction with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and various state and local agencies ​— ​has resulted in arrests of or charges against 68 people.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: November 20, 2013

Marin jury convicts gang members in Novato shopping center shooting (Marin County, CA): Two men were convicted of attempted murder Wednesday for a gang-related shooting in Novato that paralyzed one of the victims below the waist.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 20, 2013

Oxnard sting targeted drug-trafficking suspects with Mexican Mafia ties (Oxnard, CA): A slew of arrests were made in Oxnard as a result of a multi-agency operation targeting gang-related drug trafficking with ties to the Mexican Mafia. Search and arrests warrants were served early Wednesday morning, and six people were arrested as part of "Operation Supernova."
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 20, 2013

Trial to begin for Lodi man accused in woman's murder (San Joaquin, CA): A Lodi man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding her 17-year-old boyfriend as the couple arrived home from a date last year will stand trial starting today in San Joaquin County Superior Court.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 20, 2013

Lodi Unified School District trustees hear gang intervention presentation (Lodi, CA): In 2012, Lodi officials were surprised to learn from the state that the city had the second-highest crime rate in San Joaquin County. Lodi Neighborhood Services Manager Joseph Wood thought that the rating was odd since three cities — Stockton, Manteca and Tracy — have a greater population than Lodi.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 20, 2013

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