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Officers patrol Santa Ana area where fight broke out (Santa Ana, CA): Gang-detail officers are providing extra patrol Thursday in the area of West Camille Street after a confrontation between a large crowd and police officers Wednesday evening, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 29, 2012

Deadly gang feud in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto triggers multi-agency crackdown (East Palo Alto, CA): More than a dozen shootings and several slayings in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park over the last six months are linked to a deadly feud between two rival street gangs, police chiefs from the two cities said Tuesday.
Source: Palo Alto Daily News    Date: November 28, 2012

Gilroy family escapes gang gunman's deadly volley (Gilroy, CA): A gang-motivated drive-by shooting early Wednesday left a family shaken and their home riddled with a bullet holes, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 28, 2012

Stopping gang violence takes data, group says (Merced, CA): In a meeting with city officials and area residents, community leaders from Sacramento on Wednesday stressed the need for a data-based approach to the gang violence prevention program CeaseFire.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 28, 2012

Mayor JoAnne Mounce reveals Lodi received second gang grant (Lodi, CA): Mayor JoAnne Mounce announced that the city of Lodi has received another grant to combat gang violence at the State of the City luncheon on Tuesday afternoon. The city received another $305,000 from a California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant to continue Lodi's current gang prevention programs through 2014.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 28, 2012

Burbank felons get 25 years for Armenian and black street-gang-aided identity theft (Santa Ana, CA): Two men behind a massive identity-theft conspiracy that was hatched and operated from a prison and victimized more than 500 people were sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 28, 2012

Suspected gang members on trial for Richmond restaurant killings (Martinez, CA): Two men were gunned down without warning inside a Richmond restaurant in 2009 because they were dressed in red -- the color claimed by their killers' rival gang, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 28, 2012

San Rafael gang member sent to prison for dragging man from stolen car (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael gang member accused of stealing a man's car, then dragging the owner through the street while he clung to the door, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 28, 2012

Indictments link Mexican Mafia and street gangs (Ventura County, CA): Ventura County officials on Tuesday said a sweeping grand jury indictment had at least temporarily broken a link between rival street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison group that was squeezing them for their drug profits.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 27, 2012

27 indicted in Mexican Mafia gang extortion case in Ventura County (Ventura, CA): Twenty-seven people have been indicted by a Ventura County grand jury in a street gang extortion case involving the Mexican Mafia.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 27, 2012

Parolee shot in head by rival gang members on 110 Freeway (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member recently paroled to a rival gang's area was shot in the head Sunday night by rival gang members on the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles.
Source: LAist    Date: November 26, 2012

'Dead Presidents' victim, local street gang president, was working as police informant (San Bernardino, CA): One of the men killed in a 2000 gang-related quadruple slaying had been working as a confidential informant for the police months before the shooting occurred, police said on Monday.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 26, 2012

Fugitive returned to L.A. from Mexico to face murder charges (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member and drug cartel enforcer accused of four Los Angeles-area slayings has been returned to California to face murder charges after he was captured in Mexico, ending a three-year stint on the FBI's list of most-wanted fugitives.
Source: Reuters    Date: November 26, 2012

Oakland gang member pleads not guilty in killing of 23-month-old (Oakland, CA): An Oakland teenager charged as an adult with murder for the killing of a toddler last year during a shooting in a West Oakland parking lot pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: November 26, 2012

Recent surge of killings has Oakland at 115 homicides, surpassing last year's count of 110 (Oakland, CA): Fueled in part by the largest mass murder in the city's history, Oakland has surpassed last year's homicide tally. If the pace continues over the next five weeks, Oakland will have the highest number of killings since 2008, when 125 people were slain.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: November 26, 2012

Anti-gang program pushed despite Merced's money worries (Merced, CA) : Residents and church leaders continue to call on city leaders to join a crime-prevention program, modeled on several efforts around the state.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 24, 2012

Gang member arrested in two slayings (Stockton, CA): A man suspected of murdering two people in October was arrested Wednesday in Stockton, authorities said.
Source: The Record    Date: November 22, 2012

Wanted teen suspect Fernando Hernandez turns himself in (Fairfield, CA): A Fairfield teen wanted in connection to a drive-by gang shooting in September that hospitalized a rival gang associate turned himself in on Wednesday, police said.
Source: The Reporter    Date: November 22, 2012

Woman with Salinas gang ties sent to prison for 70 months (Salinas, CA): A woman who had close ties to prominent Salinas and Watsonville gangs has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison following last year's Operation Garlic Press Sweeps.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: November 22, 2012

Gang-affiliated murderer gets 40 years in prison (Los Angeles, CA): A South Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering a single mother and a teenage honors student.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 21, 2012

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