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Two groups battle to offer programs to curb gangs in Visalia schools (Visalia, CA): Two nonprofit organizations that seek to curb gang violence inside schools are in a tug of war over a contract bid with Visalia's school district.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 28, 2012

San Jose's latest killing -- a 16-year-old -- was seventh "gang motivated," murder (San Jose, CA): San Jose's seventh gang-related killing of the year happened late Saturday when a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and a man standing with him was wounded, police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: May 27, 2012

Gang member arrested after McDonald's shooting (Fresno, CA): A suspect is in custody after a shooting at a McDonalds that happened earlier this week. They say he's a bulldog gang member.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 26, 2012

Gang members from Whittier, Montebello accused of 2007 fatal beating, robbery of elderly Rosemead man (Rosemead, CA): Two admitted gang members gang members from Whittier and Montebello are awaiting trial in connection with the beating and robbery of an 82-year-old Rosemead man who ultimately died from his injuries, officials said Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: May 26, 2012

Gang arrests nab Simi Valley man (Thousand Oaks, CA): Several members of a Thousand Oaks gang were arrested earlier this month for beating one man and beating and robbing another in T.O. in April.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: May 25, 2012

Keeping kids out of gangs (Petaluma, CA): Brayan Araiza grew up in a good home in Petaluma. His parents weren’t wealthy, but they loved him and they loved each other. "Even though my parents raised me right and I didn’t have any siblings or relatives affiliated with gangs, most of my friends did," he said. "That got me started."
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: May 25, 2012

Gang members sentenced to 30 years for botched Gardena shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members were sentenced to 30-year prison terms this week after pleading guilty to attempted murder and other charges involving a botched ambush shooting in an unincorporated area near Gardena in March.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 25, 2012

Gang members sentenced in Calif. jewelry robberies (Westminster, CA): Prosecutors say two San Diego gang members have been handed lengthy sentences for their roles in the armed robberies of two Orange County jewelry stores in 2009.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 25, 2012

Gang violence erupts in Chico (Chico, CA): It's a week Chico Police Department Lieutenant Linda Dye describes as busy for the Chico PD Gang Task Force. "We've seen two incidents, two nights in a row involving gang violence. One a shooting, the other an assault with a vehicle where they tried to run over two gang members." And now Lieutenant Dye says the two crimes may be related. "The victim on Tuesday night was a Norteno gang member, and the victim on Wednesday night was a Soreno gang member."
Source: KNVN 24 News    Date: May 25, 2012

Summer SMASH operations to address gangs in High Desert (Hesperia, CA): Authorities announced the start of "Operation Desert Heat," to focus on street gangs in the High Desert, at a press conference Friday in front of the sheriff's station in Hesperia.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 25, 2012

Sanger police suppress gang and violent crime (Sanger, CA): The Sanger Police Department has wrapped up an intensive 10-day suppression detail concentrating on enforcement of gang activity and violent crimes. This crackdown evolved due to a swell in violent crimes in the City during the early part of April.
Source: The Sanger Herald    Date: May 24, 2012

Two men get 40 to life for Natomas gang-related killing (Sacramento, CA): Two men found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member two and a half years ago were sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in Sacramento Superior Court Thursday.
Source: News10     Date: May 24, 2012

Gang members intentionally hit pedestrian with car (Chico, CA): A Chico pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday night, and police say it appears to have been an intentional act of gang violence.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: May 24, 2012

ICE deports Los Angeles area gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador (Los Angeles, CA): A member of a transnational street gang wanted in his native country of El Salvador for aggravated homicide was deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week and turned over to authorities in that nation's capital.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: May 24, 2012

Gang leader's luck runs out, is sentenced to life in prison after kidnapping Campbell man (Santa Clara County, CA): A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge sentenced a notorious San Jose gang leader to life in prison after he was convicted in the violent kidnapping of a man in Campbell who failed to pay for a delivery of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 24, 2012

Santa Maria man charged with gang-related murder of Oceano teen (San Luis Obispo, CA): A Santa Maria man has been formally charged in San Luis Obispo Superior Court with the gang-related, drive-by shooting murder of a 17-year-old boy in Oceano in November.
Source: The Tribune    Date: May 24, 2012

Five wounded after multiple gang shootings in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): In an unusual spike of gang activity, five gang members have been wounded in separate shootings in Van Nuys in the last two weeks, police said Thursday. Four of the shootings have occurred in the last six days, and police so far have made one arrest.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 24, 2012

Experts working to reduce gang violence in US (Los Angeles, CA): Experts are gathering in Los Angeles to tackle the epidemic of gang violence in America. They’ve come together for the first ever Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference.
Source: PressTV    Date: May 23, 2012

Teen cut on hands in what police suspect is a gang attack (Mission Viejo, CA): A 17-year-old boy was found with several cuts to his hands Tuesday in what is believed to have been a gang-related attack, authorities said, but the victim is not talking.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 23, 2012

Gang member should be executed for killing high school football star, jury says (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old gang member who shot and killed a high school football star he mistook for a rival gangster should be sentenced to death, a Los Angeles jury decided Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 23, 2012

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