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Los Angeles gets $1.5 million to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday to expands its anti-gang efforts citywide.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 11, 2012

Gang suspects arrested in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Authorities announced Thursday the arrest of 11 members and associates of the Oceanside-based Posole street gang who officials said were part of a drug-dealing organization.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 11, 2012

LA's gang intervention strategy headed to El Salvador in new collaboration (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) has a new $1.5 million grant that'll take the program international.
Source: SCPR News    Date: October 11, 2012

Two suspected Santa Maria gang members arrested for attempted murder (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police say, two gang members are in jail for attempting to murder and torture another man.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: October 11, 2012

Seven arrested in Santa Barbara gang sweep (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police conducted a gang sweep Wednesday morning at residences throughout the city, leading to seven arrests.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: October 10, 2012

Prime suspect arrested in Visitacion Valley gang slayings (San Francisco, CA) : The prime suspect in a July 30 broad-daylight shooting that killed two known gang members in Visitacion Valley — contributing to a deadly summer in the neighborhood — was charged with murder Wednesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: October 10, 2012

Experts to study region's gangs, sex trafficking (San Diego, CA): A trio of local professors have received a $399,000 federal grant to research the scope and nexis of gang activity and sex trafficking in the region.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 9, 2012

Trial under way in 2010 Richmond bicyclist killing (Richmond, CA): A gang member executed a bicyclist in broad daylight at Seventh Street and Florida Avenue in Richmond in 2010 because he believed the victim had disrespected his godbrother, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 9, 2012

Novato woman pleads guilty in Hamilton gang shooting (Novato, CA): A 24-year-old Novato woman pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting, leaving her two codefendants to face trial.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: October 9, 2012

Film reveals prevalence of gangs in Butte County (Chico, CA): Young boys, mothers and concerned citizens filled the El Rey Theatre Sunday night for a packed showing of "La Grimas de mi Madre: Tears of my Mother," a film about Butte County gangs created by Ron Reed and produced by the Butte County Public Defenders.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: October 8, 2012

Goleta neighborhood rocked by gang-related shooting (Goleta, CA): Gang-related violence is not uncommon on the South Coast but for the people who live in the quiet Goleta residential neighborhood at Andrita and Rosemead streets, they still cannot believe what they saw early Saturday morning.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: October 8, 2012

Two Anaheim shootings connected to gangs (Anaheim, CA): Two shootings took place Saturday that police are connecting to gang affiliation. Police said they got into their car when rival gang members started shouting at them, then a gun was fired.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 7, 2012

Three stabbed on Seascape Beach in gang-related attack, deputies say (Santa Cruz, CA): Three men were stabbed Saturday night on the beach below Seascape Beach Resort in what appears to be a gang-related attack, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 7, 2012

Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force makes strides in first year (Santa Cruz, CA): Twelve months after law enforcement leaders formed the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force, leaders said the group has made some significant strides in suppressing gang violence.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 6, 2012

Gang member to be sentenced in December (Costa Mesa, CA): A Costa Mesa gang member is expected to be sentenced Dec. 7 after a jury convicted him of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun in 2008, court records show.
Source: Daily Pilot    Date: October 5, 2012

Second suspect arrested in gang hit-and-run (Hanford, CA): The suspect who ran from a traffic stop and evaded capture on Saturday is now behind bars, police said Thursday. Investigators have been looking for Alexander Natividad, 18, in connection with the hit-and-run gang attack that injured a 15-year-old boy late last week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: October 5, 2012

Man gets 150 days in Modesto witness intimidation (Modesto, CA): A judge has sentenced a man to 150 days in jail for staring down a witness who was testifying in a gang-related murder case.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 5, 2012

Gang member arrested after chase, hiding in stranger's home (Watsonville, CA): The Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force arrested 30-year-old Javier Zepeda Solis Thursday afternoon after first spotting him outside of the Day's Inn hotel on Beach Street, in Watsonville.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 5, 2012

Living with increased violence in the LBC (Part 2 of 2) (Long Beach, CA) : It can't quite be called "ironic" that there were two gun crimes that we know of (one robbery, one shooting) in the four days since Part 1 of this story was published, because one can hardly call such incidents unexpected in our current milieu.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: October 5, 2012

Guadalupe gang member found guilty of murder (Santa Maria, CA): A Santa Maria jury found a high-ranking Guadalupe gang member guilty of first-degree murder Thursday morning following a nearly monthlong trial.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 5, 2012

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