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Los Angeles gang workers praise El Salvador truce (Los Angeles, CA) : A gang truce mediated by the Catholic Church in El Salvador has dramatically reduced gang-related killings in the Central American country since it was implemented in March. Those who work with gang members in the United States support the fragile agreement and hope to reduce the lure of gangs in both countries.
Source: Voice of America    Date: May 30, 2012

Suspected San Leandro gang members arrested for vandalism, graffiti (San Leandro, CA): Two 18-year-old gang members were arrested early Tuesday morning when an off-duty officer spotted them spray painting gang-related graffiti, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 30, 2012

Deputies seek reputed gang member in kidnapping, torture case (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were searching for a reputed Pico Rivera gang member Wednesday night in connection with a kidnapping and torture case in which a victim was burned with a hot knife and had his fingers smashed with a gun.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 30, 2012

Gang life claims two brothers (Santa Barbara, CA): For Mimi Roldan, the last four years have been filled with unimaginable pain. On July 4, 2008, in the midst of thousands of people waiting for the holiday fireworks show to start, a gang-related brawl left her 15-year-old son Emmanuel dead from a stab wound to the heart.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 30, 2012

Man awaiting trial for gang murder incident faces more charges (Lompoc, CA): The man whose awaiting trial for a gang related murder incident is now facing more felony charges.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: May 30, 2012

Three arrested, one sought in kidnap of couple, torture of man by reputed members of LA-area gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Authorities say they have arrested three men and are seeking a fourth who kidnapped a Los Angeles County couple and tortured the man for days.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 30, 2012

Two men, one woman wounded in L.A. park shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Two men and one woman were wounded Tuesday night in a possible gang-related shooting in Queen Anne Park in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 30, 2012

Three men charged after shots fired at officer (San Bruno, CA): Three men authorities say were on their way to kill a rival gang member are behind bars after a San Bruno police officer apparently interrupted their plans.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: May 30, 2012

Gang members arrested for allegedly tagging BART towers (San Leandro, CA): Two gang members were arrested early Tuesday after they were spray painting graffiti on the pillars of the Bart tracks in San Leandro, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 30, 2012

Gang violence outside Kmart (Petaluma, CA): Petaluma Police arrested three Rohnert Park teens Sunday in connection with the stabbing of a 21-year-old rival gang member in front of Kmart on North McDowell Boulevard.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: May 30, 2012

Gang-motivated shooting in Watsonville leaves man in critical condition (Watsonville, CA): Police followed leads Tuesday in the shooting of a 19-year-old Watsonville man who was targeted by rival gang members.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 29, 2012

Justice summit tries to tackle drug, gang problems (San Francisco, CA): On Tuesday, in San Francisco there was an attempt to tackle the drug and gang problem head-on. A cross-section of people from cops, to sociologists, to former gang members came together looking for solutions.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: May 29, 2012

Man stabbed during fight with rival gang members (Petaluma, CA) : A man was injured in an apparent gang-related stabbing in Petaluma on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Source: PetalumaPatch    Date: May 28, 2012

Two groups battle to offer programs to curb gangs in Visalia schools (Visalia, CA): Two nonprofit organizations that seek to curb gang violence inside schools are in a tug of war over a contract bid with Visalia's school district.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 28, 2012

San Jose's latest killing -- a 16-year-old -- was seventh "gang motivated," murder (San Jose, CA): San Jose's seventh gang-related killing of the year happened late Saturday when a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and a man standing with him was wounded, police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: May 27, 2012

Gang member arrested after McDonald's shooting (Fresno, CA): A suspect is in custody after a shooting at a McDonalds that happened earlier this week. They say he's a bulldog gang member.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 26, 2012

Gang members from Whittier, Montebello accused of 2007 fatal beating, robbery of elderly Rosemead man (Rosemead, CA): Two admitted gang members gang members from Whittier and Montebello are awaiting trial in connection with the beating and robbery of an 82-year-old Rosemead man who ultimately died from his injuries, officials said Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: May 26, 2012

Gang arrests nab Simi Valley man (Thousand Oaks, CA): Several members of a Thousand Oaks gang were arrested earlier this month for beating one man and beating and robbing another in T.O. in April.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: May 25, 2012

Keeping kids out of gangs (Petaluma, CA): Brayan Araiza grew up in a good home in Petaluma. His parents weren’t wealthy, but they loved him and they loved each other. "Even though my parents raised me right and I didn’t have any siblings or relatives affiliated with gangs, most of my friends did," he said. "That got me started."
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: May 25, 2012

Gang members sentenced to 30 years for botched Gardena shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members were sentenced to 30-year prison terms this week after pleading guilty to attempted murder and other charges involving a botched ambush shooting in an unincorporated area near Gardena in March.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 25, 2012

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