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Santa Ana fatal bicycle shooting victim was gang member (Santa Ana, CA): A man on a bicycle was shot and killed in Santa Ana, and police say the victim was a known gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 19, 2012

Woodlanders learn about rival gangs (Woodland, CA): Nortenos and Surenos were the primary topic of conversation Wednesday night at a gang awareness forum. Around 50 community members gathered at Dingle Elementary's cafeteria as Woodland Police Sgt. Heath Parsons, supervisor of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, outlined specifics of each organization, from symbols to associated colors, and ways locals can be proactive in their own safety.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 19, 2012

Gang member arrested after officer shoots at him (Anaheim, CA): A documented gang member armed with a handgun was arrested Wednesday night after a shooting involving an officer in which no one was struck, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 18, 2012

Indictments target South L.A. street gang, apartment complex (Los Angeles, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested four members and associates of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, the same day city prosecutors filed a civil injunction to force changes at an apartment complex that has been a center of gang activity, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 18, 2012

60 weapons seized in operation targeting gang activity (San Diego, CA): Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they had dismantled a drug and gun trafficking ring that involved members of 13 different gangs and resulted in what is believed to be the biggest single-day weapons seizure in San Diego County.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: October 17, 2012

Oakland crime up 20% (Oakland, CA): Crime in Oakland is 20 percent higher than it was a year ago. One hundred people have been slain in the city - including five within an 18-hour period this month. So on Tuesday, when Police Chief Howard Jordan delivered a report to the City Council that read in part, "Oakland does not have a citywide crime reduction plan," several council members were not pleased.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 17, 2012

Woodland begins search for gang prevention leader (Woodland, CA): When it comes to affecting youth gang violence, Mayor Skip Davies, former Mayor Art Pimentel and Public Safety Officer Dan Bellini agree that the city of Woodland can't arrest its way out of the problem.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 17, 2012

Gang intervention workers and police build trust (Los Angeles, CA): Gang intervention workers and cops are working together to curb gang violence in Los Angeles. But trust between the two groups hasn’t come easily as some 40 Los Angeles Police Department officers and LA County Sheriff’s deputies made clear during a recent all-day training session on the topic.
Source: HealthyCal    Date: October 16, 2012

Man killed in Seaside shooting was hurt in August gunfire at health clinic (Seaside, CA): After weeks of escalating violence in Seaside, police said a man killed Friday night in the city is the same person who was shot and injured outside a Marina health clinic in August.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 16, 2012

Two prisons now report hunger strikes over gang policy (Tehachapi-Corcoran, CA): A hunger strike over new prison gang policies has spread to a second institution, involving more than 200 inmates.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 16, 2012

Teen killed in Anaheim gang-related shooting, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday night in what detectives believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: NBC 4 News    Date: October 16, 2012

Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said (Los Angeles, CA): The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a "transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 15, 2012

Avenal man killed in gang violence (Avenal, CA): Flowers and candles stand where Alberto Alcala fell. Avenal police say gang members ended his life, and stabbed two of his friends at the intersection of Stanislaus and A Streets.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: October 15, 2012

Teenage girl shot in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl was shot in her upper body about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in Thornton Park and was in critical condition as of 7:20 a.m., Santa Ana police reported.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 14, 2012

Woodland City Council to vote on gang initiative (Woodland, CA) : City Council members will decide Tuesday whether they will agree to finance a Youth Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative coordinator, in conjunction with partner agencies. The YGRIP initiative is one way city officials are attempting to address the gang activity in Woodland and the surrounding communities.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 14, 2012

Gang sweep nets seven, task force officers say (Santa Cruz, CA): In a gang sweep this week, officers from nine Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies teamed up and arrested seven people on various charges, the county Gang Task Force announced late Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 13, 2012

Four arrested in gang shooting (Moreno Valley, CA): Three men and a juvenile were arrested in Moreno Valley on Friday night, Oct. 12, following a shooting between rival gangs Friday night in which a man was wounded.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: October 13, 2012

Gang task force nets 13 arrests in first bust (Mountain View, CA): Sixty-two officers representing the newly formed North Santa Clara County Gang Task Force conducted their inaugural operation to curtail gang violence in northern Santa Clara County on Friday, making 13 arrests in Sunnyvale and Mountain View, according to Mountain View police.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: October 13, 2012

Police arrest 10 people in connection with May, June gang killings (San Jose, CA): Ten suspects were arrested in the past week in connection with two separate gang-related killings of young men that occurred about a month apart in the same East San Jose neighborhood, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 12, 2012

Los Angeles exports anti-gang solutions to Central America (Los Angeles, CA): The City of Los Angeles signed a partnership Thursday with a federal international development agency to help curtail gang crime in Central America through gang prevention strategies successfully created in the nation's gang capital.
Source: ABC News    Date: October 12, 2012

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