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Former gang member finds redemption on the field (Richmond, CA): At that point in his 15 years of life, Cesar Munoz just didn't care. He sat in the principal's office of Leadership Public School in Richmond, and even though he faced expulsion for what school administrators called "causing danger in the school," he still just didn’t care. Munoz wanted to be anywhere but where he was—hanging out with his friends and partying—but instead, he awaited judgment.
Source: Richmond Confidential    Date: October 19, 2013

Compton gang members plead guilty to hate crimes (Compton, CA): Two reputed gang members have pleaded guilty to hate crimes for allegedly targeting African-Americans in Compton on New Year's Eve.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 19, 2013

US Justice Department: California prison gang segregation after riots violates Constitution (Sacramento, CA): California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 18, 2013

Police arrest two in gang assault (Hanford, CA): Two teenagers are in custody after an alleged weekend gang attack across the street from Hanford West High School.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: October 18, 2013

Two Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks in Compton (Los Angeles, CA): Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2013

Man shot at Oakdale market where two were slain in 2012 (Oakdale, CA): At the same Oakdale market where two people were shot and killed last year, a man was shot in an altercation Thursday morning that police suspect was gang-related
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 17, 2013

Sheriff's Asian Gang squad arrests 7, seizes 200 marijuana plants in Temple City (Temple City, CA): Seven people were arrested on drug charges by the sheriff's Asian Gang Team and more than 200 marijuana plants were seized at a home in Temple City, authorities said Wednesday. The suspects are believed to be associated with the "Red Door" gang.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 17, 2013

Jury deadlocks in retrial of Coachella man (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked today in the retrial of a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year-old woman. Daniel Cardona Torres, 27, was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Aug. 12, 2005, shooting death of Vanessa Torres, who died in the driveway of her boyfriend's home in Indio. The defendant and victim are not related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 16, 2013

Retrial in gang-related drive-by killing of Vanessa Torres: Jury deadlocks (Riverside County, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday in the retrial of a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year-old woman eight years ago.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: October 15, 2013

Three arrested in weapons incident in Merced (Merced, CA) : Three suspected Merced gang members were arrested Tuesday after police said they brandished a stolen assault rifle at a man after an argument over a gang tattoo at a cellphone store.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 15, 2013

Mother of Mission homicide victim speaks out against gang violence (San Francisco, CA): The mother of a 20-year-old Daly City man who was shot to death in broad daylight issued a plea Tuesday night to the parents of gang members, asking them to "come into the light" and help stop gang violence.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 15, 2013

Five arrests made in 2012 killing of Santa Cruz 12-year-old (Santa Cruz, CA): A 19-year-old man and four teens, all documented gang members from Watsonville, were arrested Monday in the 2012 drive-by shooting death of 12-year-old Joey Mendoza.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 14, 2013

Preliminary hearing wraps up in gang murder case (Santa Barbara, CA): Testimony wrapped up last week in a two-day preliminary hearing where law enforcement officers testified about what they believe happened the night a 22-year-old Ventura man was shot multiple times and fatally wounded in February.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: October 14, 2013

Cities use sticks, carrots to rein in gangs (Stockton, CA): Police in some cities are trying a two-pronged approach to tackle high homicide rates: community pressure to shame gang members and analytics software to help arrest the ones who continue to offend.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: October 14, 2013

Libby Lake recovering after shootings (Oceanside, CA): Once a week, at a site overlooking Libby Lake Park in Oceanside, a handful of elementary school children meet with a group of teens. They talk about video games, pop icons and dream jobs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 13, 2013

Groups work to stop gang violence, other crime (Moreno Valley, CA): People sickened over the recent gang shooting that killed a 6-year-old girl are offering youths alternatives to violence to help reduce bloodshed in a city some call "The Murda."
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: October 11, 2013

Two life prison terms handed down in 2010 gang murders (Merced County, CA): Convicted killer Bryan Bridgeford asked to address the court before a Merced County judge handed down back-to-back life prison sentences on Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 11, 2013

Two reputed gang members charged in AC Transit bus shootings (Oakland, CA): Two reputed Oakland gang members -- including a 16-year-old boy who will be prosecuted as an adult -- were charged Friday with multiple counts of attempted murder in two shootings targeting rivals on board AC Transit buses, authorities said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: October 11, 2013

Known gang members arrested after routine traffic stop (Santa Paula, CA): Two known area gang members and a teenager were arrested early Tuesday evening on weapons and other charges following a routine traffic stop, according to a Santa Paula Police spokesman.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: October 11, 2013

Man sentenced to life in prison in gang shooting of baby (Los Angeles, CA): He didn't fire the bullet that struck 3-week-old Luis Angel Garcia in the heart as he lay asleep in his stroller in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 10, 2013

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