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Gang member sentenced to 58 years to life for east Bakersfield shooting (Bakersfield, CA): In April of 2012, gang member Thomas Palenzuela was involved in a shooting outside a Bakersfield hookah lounge. Just weeks later, while on probation for a different gun-related charge, he shot a man.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: September 12, 2013

Three gang members arrested for assault, two face hate crime charges (Carlsbad, CA): The Carlsbad Police arrested three known members of Carlsbad’s only street gang for allegedly committing a hate crime by attacking a black male on Aug. 23.
Source: The Coast News    Date: September 12, 2013

Defendant in Ibarra homicide case pleads no contest (Santa Barbara, CA): One of 11 defendants in the gang-related torture and homicide of Anthony Ibarra has pleaded no contest to the charges.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 12, 2013

Two teens shot at East Palo Alto home (East Palo Alto, CA): Two teenage boys were struck by bullets late Wednesday night when someone in a silver Honda pulled up to a home in what is now being categorized as a possible gang-related beef.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: September 12, 2013

Redding investigator testifies on claimed gang ties of defendant in Riverbank slaying (Riverbank, CA) : Testimony in a trial Thursday focused on the claimed gang ties of one of three defendants accused of murder in the shooting of a man during a suspected carjacking outside a Riverbank convenience store.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: September 12, 2013

Suspect in gang-related stabbing charged with attempted murder (Napa, CA): A gang member on probation was arrested Tuesday at the Napa County Probation Department and charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member Friday night, according to Napa police and court records.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: September 11, 2013

San Bernadino DA fighting war on gangs with graffiti (Los Angeles, CA): Law enforcement agencies in San Bernadino are decoding graffiti in effort to crack down on gang violence. Central Gang Unit Senior Investigator Kevin Ford is on the front lines of the war on gangs in San Bernadino County, which has the third highest gang population in the nation.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: September 11, 2013

Increase in gang activity leading to more graffiti (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Some areas in San Luis Obispo County have seen increases in gang activity and with that comes more graffiti. The graffiti abatement team covers the entire county and hopes to stop the illicit activity before it negatively affects a community.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: September 11, 2013

Santa Barbara gang members arrested on drug charges (Santa Barbara, CA): Three Santa Barbara gang members have been arrested, two on drug-related charges, after a two-month investigation by the Santa Barbara Police Department's Narcotics Unit.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 11, 2013

Death penalty recommended for gang member convicted in 49th street massacre (Los Angeles, CA): Jurors recommended execution Monday for a gang member found guilty of killing a total of four people on two separate occasions in 2006.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: September 10, 2013

Prison for man linked to officer's death (San Diego, CA): A man linked to the 2010 shooting of San Diego police Officer Christopher Wilson was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years and four months in prison. He pleaded guilty early last month to voluntary manslaughter with an allegation that he acted for the benefit of a street gang, and an unrelated burglary charge.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 10, 2013

Former Watsonville gang leader pleads not guilty to 2006 murder (Santa Cruz, CA): A former Watsonville gang leader accused of killing a man in 2006 and on the run for seven years pleaded not guilty to a felony murder and gun charge Tuesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: September 10, 2013

Canyon Country gang member gets two years for stabbing (Santa Clarita, CA): Canyon Country gang member who stabbed a man after a street fight received his sentence this week. The court views a no contest plea as the same as a guilty plea, according to officials.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: September 10, 2013

Gang member pleads not guilty in Westside shooting (Santa Barbara, CA): A 17-year-old Eastside gang member has pleaded not guilty to attempted-murder charges after an alleged shooting on Santa Barbara's Westside left another gang member injured.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 10, 2013

Authorities believe shooting that left girl, 6, dead could be gang-related (Los Angeles, CA): Sheriff's deputies believe a weekend shooting in Moreno Valley that left a 6-year-old girl dead and her father wounded may have been gang-related.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: September 9, 2013

85 arrested in operation targeting gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): An operation to combat criminal gang activity in San Bernardino County has led to the arrest of 85 people on various charges, law enforcement officials announced Sunday, Sept. 8.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: September 8, 2013

Three suspects in Carlsbad hate crime attack arrested (Carlsbad, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested for allegedly assaulting another man while making racial slurs in Carlsbad last month, police said Sunday.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: September 8, 2013

Violent crime, gang activity decreasing (Lodi, CA): Violent crimes and gang activity were down over the first six months of 2013 compared to the same time span in 2012, but auto theft reports were on the rise along with traffic citations.
Source: The Record    Date: September 7, 2013

Three suspects in Linda gang shooting arraigned (Linda, CA): Three suspects in a Linda gang shooting were arraigned on Friday in Yuba County Superior Court. They face first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, one count of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and one count of participating in a criminal street gang, plus other sentencing enhancements.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 7, 2013

Five reputed gang members plead not guilty in killing of 14-year-old boy (San Jose, CA): Five reputed gang members charged in the brutal beating death of a 14-year-old boy on a Roosevelt Park basketball court pleaded not guilty Wednesday, a prosecutor said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 5, 2013

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