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Two arrested in gang-related murder (Los Angeles, CA): Two people were arrested in relation to the killing of 21-year-old Los Angeles native Samuel Burge. Burge was shot on June 2, at around 7:30 p.m. by Michael Crook in the 1000 block of west 74th Street. Crook, 29, was taken into custody on June 17, after he fled the scene of the crime in a car with his accomplice, Rosemary Flowers.
Source: LA Canyon News    Date: June 24, 2013

Couple attacked by gang despite suppression efforts (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Monday were still searching for a group of suspected gang members who attacked and robbed a couple on Sunday – this during the first weekend that the department committed to stepping up its gang enforcement.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 24, 2013

Gang Diversion Unit places rival gang members together in jail (Elk Grove, CA): There has been a spike in gang-related shootings in Sacramento County, according to law enforcement. This past weekend, 19-year-old Alvin Valentine was shot and killed during a house party. Three others were injured in the shooting in south Sacramento and police believe it was gang-related.
Source: KBET 10 News    Date: June 24, 2013

San Jose teen wounded in gang-related assault (San Jose, CA): Several male teens assaulted another male teen Sunday in a suspected gang-related robbery attempt in East San Jose during the first weekend of an anti-gang program by San Jose police, a spokesman said Monday.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: June 24, 2013

Gangs recruiting kids at younger ages (Petaluma, CA): New efforts are underway in Petaluma to keep kids from joining gangs — something officials say is happening at an earlier age.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: June 24, 2013

Gang rivalry behind Dos Palos killing (Dos Palos, CA): A gang rivalry caused the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy this weekend, Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin said during a news conference Monday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 24, 2013

Gang member sought in Redondo Beach shooting murder (Redondo Beach, CA): Police announced Monday the arrest of two suspects in the murder of a Gardena man. A third suspect remained at large.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 24, 2013

San Jose Police: Increased gang enforcement a success (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are calling the first weekend of increased enforcement to curb gang activity a success despite several gang-related crimes reported in the past few days.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 24, 2013

14-year-old boy dies after gang attack in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 14-year-old boy died from wounds he suffered during a gang-related stabbing in Santa Ana, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: June 22, 2013

SJ police outline plan to suppress gang violence (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police Department Friday announced a new plan to deploy extra officers this summer to suppress gang violence that has claimed eight lives this year, including a teen boy on Thursday.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: June 21, 2013

Teen, 16, sentenced in South LA street shooting that killed 1-year-old boy, wounded father (Los Angeles, CA): A 16-year-old gang member was sentenced Friday to 90 years to life in prison for killing a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler lay in his father’s arms on a South Los Angeles street.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 21, 2013

Lodi crime concerns shift to drugs, property (Lodi, CA): A group of about 50 Lodi residents attended a town hall meeting Thursday night and indicated that their concerns about crime have shifted from gang violence in 2011 to property and drug crimes in 2013.
Source: The Record    Date: June 21, 2013

Police announce new gang crackdown following death of teen (San Jose, CA): In the wake of the murder Thursday of a 16-year-old boy in broad daylight by gang members, San Jose police today announced a new plan to tackle the spike in violence, including the creation of a gang suppression unit.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 21, 2013

The LAPD and the Watts Bears are curtailing gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): There are several layers to youth football. Learning the fundamentals of the game; building a strong work ethic to achieve a goal; working as part of a team instead of being an individual; learning how to deal with the ups and downs of winning and losing.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: June 20, 2013

City staffers mentoring local teens for eight weeks (Santa Clarita, CA): The City's Anti-Gang Task Force's P.O.W.E.R. (Peers on Their Way to Everlasting Rediscovery) male mentoring program began Tuesday, June 11, and for eight weeks, nine male teens will participate in mentoring, work experience, Work-It-Out sessions, and excursions.
Source:    Date: June 20, 2013

Shifting policies toward youth violence has long history in Santa Monica (Santa Monica, CA): Over the past 13 years, Santa Monica has spent millions of dollars to build and sustain a robust network of nonprofits and school-related programs in an attempt to curb youth violence.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: June 20, 2013

Gang graffiti could spark violence (Salinas, CA): Aside from it's unpleasing aesthetic qualities certain types of graffiti are actually sparking violence in Salinas. The Salinas Violent Suppression Unit is out on the streets daily, trying to prevent any violence that can occur and for them it means filing a police report when officers see gran graffiti.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 19, 2013

Four arrested in deadly January stabbing, deemed gang-related (San Jose, CA): Homicide detectives say they have solved a deadly January stabbing and are calling the victim an innocent man who had the bad luck of crossing the paths of four gang members looking to rob someone at random.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 19, 2013

San Jose police arrest three suspects in the gang-motivated stabbing death of Gregorio Ogana (San Jose, CA): Police on Saturday arrested three people, including a 17-year-old boy, suspected in what they say was a gang-motivated stabbing death of a 56-year-old man on the city's East Side last week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 19, 2013

Three suspects arrested in San Jose homicide (San Jose, CA): Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the fatal gang-related stabbing of a 56-year-old man in East San Jose last week.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: June 19, 2013

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