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Prison sentences for gang members in San Bernardino County increase in 2012 (San Bernardino, CA): Prosecutors secured 25 percent more state prison sentences against gang members in San Bernardino County the first six months of this year than in all of 2011, the District Attorney's Office reported. Between January and June, 158 gang members were sentenced to prison for a total of 1,495 years. In 2011, 129 were sentenced to 738 years, the District Attorney's Office said.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 15, 2012

Springville residents say 'No more!' (Springville, CA): Concern over an increase in crime and gang-activity in their small mountain community has prompted Springville residents to step up, run community awareness meetings and educate their community on doing something about it before it is too late.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: August 15, 2012

Shooting that spoiled Roseville quinceañera likely gang-related (Sacramento, CA) : A shooting at a quinceañera celebration that turned violent is being investigated as gang-related, Roseville police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 15, 2012

Two teens ordered held for trial in Modesto shooting (Modesto, CA): A judge on Tuesday ruled that two teenagers must stand trial, accused of murder in the brazen gang- related shooting death of a 19-year-old man last year in Modesto's airport neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: August 14, 2012

Man arrested in connection with gang-related shooting in Santa Paula (Santa Paula, CA) : A 22-year-old Santa Paula man was arrested last week in connection with a gang-related shooting that occurred a week earlier, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 14, 2012

Gang unit arrests five over weekend (Tulare County, CA): Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit, South County Community Based Officers, representatives of State Parole and Probation, were able to make five arrests in rural communities in the county as a part of a gang violence suppression detail meant to curb violence and related nuisances.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: August 14, 2012

Rival gang factions prompt concern (Paso Robles, CA): Paso Robles Police Department Lieutenant Ty Lewis said that the city has seen elevated gang activity in the past few years and is seriously concerned about Monterey County transplants causing disputes amongst rival factions.
Source: Paso Robles Press    Date: August 14, 2012

Sanger gang member sentenced to life for drive-by killing (Fresno, CA): A Sanger gang member was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the drive-by killing of a rival in southeast Fresno in January 2010.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 14, 2012

Justice officials in SJ to talk about gang violence (San Jose, CA): A high powered delegation from The U.S. Department of Justice was in San Jose Tuesday to talk about gang violence. They arrived just hours after San Jose police had to deal with two shootings that are likely gang-related.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: August 14, 2012

For Latinos, Anaheim gang sweep rubs riots' wounds. Should police have waited? (Anaheim, CA): For the police in Anaheim, where the rates for murder and crime in general have soared over the past year, the gang sweep was an operation that could not wait.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: August 14, 2012

Morning report: Gang-related murder surge (San Diego, CA): You might assume that the cops wouldn't like to talk about crime rates going up. But the San Diego Police Department has been doing just that recently with an eye toward getting more funding to push the numbers down. The latest topic: gang-related murders.
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: August 13, 2012

Counselor remembers Santa Cruz teen murder victim as trying to resist gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): As police continued to probe the shooting death of 13-year-old Joey Mendoza, a counselor who knew him well said Mendoza was at a transitional time in his life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 13, 2012

Shooting at fairgrounds confirmed as gang-related (Roseville, CA) : Detectives from the Placer County Sheriff's Department have been working around the clock to solve a drive-by shooting that occurred just after midnight Sunday at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville.
Source: Granite Bay Press Tribune    Date: August 13, 2012

Dozens arrested in crackdown on Calif. gang (Anaheim, CA): Federal agents and police targeting a violent street gang swept through a Southern California neighborhood Friday where earlier police killings sparked violent protests.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 10, 2012

Santa Rosa Gang Task Force unveils prevention plan at conference (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa Mayor Ernesto Olivares' Gang Prevention Task Force unveiled a four-year plan Wednesday morning to stop youth and gang violence and victimization.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: August 10, 2012

Woodland shooting latest in rash of gang-related incidents, cops say (Woodland, CA): Woodland police are investigating whether gang tensions played a role in a Wednesday night shooting that left an 18-year-old man seriously wounded.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: August 10, 2012

Eight members of alleged sex-trafficking ring indicted (Los Angeles, CA): It was a promise that spoke to high school girls of humble means and less-than-stable homes — quick money to get their hair and nails done, buy a house, even get their kids back from foster care.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2012

Man sentenced in shooting on 73 Freeway (Costa Mesa, CA): One of four members of a Vietnamese criminal street gang was sentenced Friday for the 1995, execution-style murder of a fellow gang associate.
Source: Daily Pilot    Date: August 10, 2012

Azusa gang member convicted of gun charge stemming from massive anti-gang investigation (Azusa, CA): An Azusa gang member faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday in federal court of being in possession of a gun, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: August 9, 2012

Victim of fatal drive-by shooting on San Lorenzo Boulevard recalled as 'bright, flirtatious and well-dressed' (Santa Cruz, CA): Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano said Thursday his department is doing everything it can to curb a "surge" in gang violence. "We want to see what the trends are," Solano said. "They change from month to month depending on who's on the streets calling the shots. We gather everything we can from jails and on the streets."
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 9, 2012

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