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Final suspect in 2011 Yajome shooting sent to prison (Napa County, CA): A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in state prison in connection with the fall 2011 shooting of a resident on Yajome Street.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: January 31, 2013

Operation yields arrest of six Fallbrook street gang members (Fallbrook, CA): Six known affiliates of a Fallbrook street gang were arrested Thursday morning following an operation conducted by deputies.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: January 31, 2013

Suspects in Old Sac bar slayings alleged to have gang ties (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento prosecutors have added gang allegations to the charges against two suspects in the double-fatal New Year's Eve shooting in Old Sacramento.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 30, 2013

Gang member arrested for robbery (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara Police officers arrested 24-year-old Roberto Arebalo Amador Jr. of Santa Barbara on Tuesday. They say he was arrested for robbery and participation in a criminal street gang after stealing beers from a local convenience store.
Source: KSBY News    Date: January 30, 2013

Salinas lacks funding for gang prevention programs (Salinas, CA): While Salinas Police officers are seeing an uptick in gang violence, they said that wasn't always the case when there was sufficient funding for gang prevention programs.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 30, 2013

Gang leader indicted in Oakland murder (Oakland, CA): A top-ranking member of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang has been indicted by a federal grand jury on murder, conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with the stabbing deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 29, 2013

Santa Paula man convicted in gang-related shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula man was found guilty Tuesday of assault with a firearm and causing great bodily injury in connection with the shooting of a member of a tagging crew.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 29, 2013

Chico schools ask parents to take role in anti-gang drive (Chico, CA): Law enforcement isn't generally a school problem and education isn't routinely a law enforcement concern, but starting Wednesday, a coalition of educators is stepping over the lines to help Chico kids and their parents avoid the pitfalls of the gang world.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: January 29, 2013

Paradise stabbings believed gang-related (Paradise, CA): Paradise Police have arrested two people in connection with a gang-related stabbing on a bike path.
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News    Date: January 28, 2013

Fresno sweep nets 98 in effort to curb feuding gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested 98 people and seized 12 firearms during a five-day gang sweep that concluded Sunday in an effort to reduce gun violence caused by feuding West Fresno gangs.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 28, 2013

Girl shot in leg in Oakland drive-by (Oakland, CA): Oakland police say an eight-year-old girl is hospitalized after she was hit by gunfire in what's believed to be a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 28, 2013

Gangs increasing presence in human sex trafficking in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, CA): Those fighting in the war to end human sex trafficking say gangs are getting involved in the activity because women and girls are seen as a renewable commodity.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: January 27, 2013

Woodlake man arrested in drug case (Woodlake, CA): A two-week investigation from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department ended with a 21-year-old man being arrested on various drug charges and street gang activity on Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 27, 2013

Clearlake man pleads guilty to gang-related stabbing in Santa Rosa (Lake County, CA): A Clearlake man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August 2012 stabbing in Santa Rosa that prosecutors charged as a hate crime.
Source: Lake County News    Date: January 26, 2013

Police: Teen wounded in gang-related shooting (Red Bluff, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy was injured Friday night in a gang-related shooting. The teen, whose identity is being withheld, was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff for a gunshot wound to his ankle. He was released from the hospital, Red Bluff police said.
Source: The Record Searchlight    Date: January 26, 2013

Teens arrested after traffic stop in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two teens and an adult were arrested Thursday for firearm ammunition violations, probation violations and gang enhancements, according to Watsonville Police.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 25, 2013

Gang targeted 'typical American family' in hate crime, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say they are continuing to investigate alleged efforts by two Latino gang members to drive a black family from their Compton home.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 25, 2013

Should gang-related Nikes get banned? (Albany, CA) : In wake of the Wednesday's BART path shooting where two teen boys from Albany High School were shot by two young men along El Cerrito's Ohlone Greenway, readers have questioned whether the attack was over a pair of gang-related shoes.
Source: AlbanyPatch    Date: January 25, 2013

LA County gang member gets death for hate killing (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles County gang member has been sentenced to death for the 2006 hate-crime killing of a black man.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 24, 2013

Gang member testifies in Modesto home invasion death (Modesto, CA): The terror that criminal gangs wield over their own members was evident Thursday at a murder trial in Modesto. One of the four defendants testified that he was afraid gang leaders would target him for retaliation, so he reluctantly agreed to participate in a botched Modesto home-invasion robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a man.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 24, 2013

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