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Court closure expected to mean trouble for at-risk youths (Los Angeles, CA): Marcus Bell knows how important Los Angeles County courts are for at-risk youths. Bell, a gang intervention and prevention worker in South Los Angeles, has worked hard with young people, trying to get them not to run from police.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 21, 2013

Alleged gang member arrested after standoff (Bakersfield, CA): A 41-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested early Sunday after a SWAT team was called to a home where he had barricaded himself.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: April 21, 2013

Female accomplice admits her role in gang-related stabbing (North Coast, CA): A woman who allegedly was involved in the hate crime assault of two black men last summer has reached a plea agreement. Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said defendant Vanessa Michaels, 25, of Novato, pleaded to a felony count of preventing a witness from reporting a crime and admitted an allegation that her act benefited the criminal conduct of Barbarian Brotherhood street gang members.
Source: Lake County News    Date: April 20, 2013

Four arrested in Watsonville after challenging victims to fight (Watsonville, CA): Four suspects were arrested after challenging victims to a fight over gang-related reasons in Watsonville Friday night, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: April 20, 2013

Two arrested in shooting of Lompoc teen (Lompoc, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting that critically injured a 15-year-old in December.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: April 20, 2013

Yuba City Police Department's gang units beefed up to fight crime (Yuba City, CA) : Police continue to make significant strides against criminal street gangs in Yuba City, a recent department analysis shows.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: April 20, 2013

Accused gang member, 17, wanted for robbery, busted with meth and coke (Pomona, CA) : A 17-year-old boy police said is a known gang member already wanted in connection with a robbery was facing a new charge Saturday of possessing narcotics for sale after officers found him with packaged methamphetamine and cocaine.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: April 20, 2013

Imperial police seeks gang injunction (Imperial, CA): The city of Imperial is pursuing a civil gang injunction against a local gang, the first for the area. "We've been working on that for months," said Imperial Police Chief Miguel Colon, confirming that "ImpXIII" is the group in question.
Source: Imperial Valley Press    Date: April 20, 2013

Teenager on trial for alleged gang shooting in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Trial began last week for a 17-year-old boy accused of shooting another teenager in the belly with a shotgun. Prosecutors claim that it was one year ago when Samuel went into rival gang territory with a group of homies after midnight on a Sunday morning.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: April 20, 2013

Gang member convicted of attempted murder in July shooting (Kern County, CA): A jury convicted a gang member Thursday of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a July shooting. Javier Garcia Lopez, 25, faces life in prison at his May 16 sentencing, according to a Kern County District Attorney's office news release.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: April 19, 2013

Two gang members arrested for shooting 15-year-old boy (Lompoc, CA): Gang Detectives with the Lompoc Police Department have arrested two gang members in connection with a shooting that happened back in December.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: April 19, 2013

Man hurt in Merced machete attack (Merced, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured this week in a gang-related machete attack near 13th and R streets, Merced police reported. Police arrested Uriel Soto, 19, of Merced on suspicion of participating in the attack.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 19, 2013

Man arrested in Burbank for vandalism, alleged gang tags (Burbank, CA): A 25-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized several public areas with gang-related graffiti, Burbank police said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: April 19, 2013

Monterey County sets community meetings on preventing gang violence (Monterey County, CA): The County of Monterey has launched a new, coordinated approach to address gang violence with a strategic plan, four community meetings, and an action planning process for county agencies.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 18, 2013

Lompoc man arrested, searched under gang injunction (Lompoc, CA): Units with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the Lompoc Police Department searched the home of an alleged criminal street gang member Wednesday as part of its citywide gang injunction.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: April 18, 2013

Community seeks solutions to Watsonville gang violence (Pajaro, CA): What can the community do to stem gang violence and bring peace to the streets? About 40 people -- parents, teens, community and religious leaders -- gathered Wednesday at Assumption Church to begin to answer that question.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2013

Paso Robles Police form new team to combat drugs, gangs (Paso Robles, CA): The Paso Robles Police Department announced Tuesday the formation of a Special Enforcement Team to combat illegal drugs and gang activity in the city.
Source: KSBY News    Date: April 16, 2013

Man accused of killing, burying rival gang member will face trial (San Bernardino, CA): A suspected gang member will stand trial for allegedly killing a rival gang member and then burying his body in a backyard.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: April 16, 2013

Ventura gang-related assault suspects sought (Ventura, CA): A 21-year-old man was hospitalized following a violent assault by as many as five alleged gang members in Ventura Sunday.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 15, 2013

Second E Street murder suspect arraigned (Victorville, CA): A second Inglewood man was arraigned Monday on felony charges for his suspected involvement in the shooting death of a Victorville 17-year-old.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 15, 2013

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