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Long Beach police gang unit likely to be kept intact (Long Beach, CA): Gang enforcement activity will continue next fiscal year at the current level of service — but it's complicated, a police briefing revealed at a Budget Oversight Committee meeting on Tuesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 20, 2013

Police: Gang breakup could lead to more violence (San Juan, CA): A fracture in the structure of a local gang could lead to a spike in violence in the San Juan area, officials said. Authorities said the Po-Boys street gang is splitting into smaller, criminal cliques.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: August 20, 2013

Court to hold preliminary hearing for Echo Park, Silver Lake gang injunction Wednesday (Los Angeles, CA): Wednesday morning, a downtown Los Angeles court will be holding a preliminary hearing for the Glendale Boulevard Corridor Gang Injunction Project. It covers six gangs and precludes them from congregating or otherwise associating in public areas.
Source: EchoParkPatch    Date: August 20, 2013

Pomona hit by a new wave of killing (Pomona, CA): Pomona has seen a sharp increase in homicides in the last two years — reversing years of declines in a city that was once notorious for its murder rate and gang wars. The 19 killings so far this year compare to 17 for all of 2012 and 11 for all of 2011.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 19, 2013

Monrovia PD recently forwarded alleged gang-related crimes to DA (Monrovia, CA): The Monrovia Police Department has presented two cases linked to the same gang to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. In the first case, two gang members allegedly brandished a firearm. In the second case, a victim was allegedly robbed and assaulted by three gang members.
Source: MonroviaPatch    Date: August 19, 2013

Trial begins for gang member accused of gunning man down (Murrieta, CA): The prosecution began presenting its case today in the trial of a San Jacinto gang member accused of gunning down a man wrongly associated with a rival gang.
Source: The Valley News    Date: August 19, 2013

Surge in gang violence in Fresno spurs crackdown (Fresno, CA): Gang units are out in full force in Fresno. Following a surge in a gang related shootings. In the last two weeks - there have been at least six shootings. CBS 47's Lemor Abrams is live with more on the gang crackdown.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: August 16, 2013

Gang-related attempted murder & hate crime arrest (Santa Barbara, CA): A seven-week investigation by detectives from the Santa Barbara Police Department's Youth Services Section culminated with the arrest of David Roberto Ybarra, age 19, and a male juvenile, age 17, both of Santa Barbara, for the crimes of attempted murder, attempted robbery, participation in a criminal street gang, and commission of a hate crime.
Source: Edhat    Date: August 16, 2013

Living with gangs – view from the street – Part I (Santa Barbara, CA): The gang injunction came into public focus beginning in late 2010. I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of people about it since then. Some are concerned for youth and their civil rights, some for safety, halting gang proliferation, diversion, prevention, intervention, schools, families, the justice system and so on.
Source: Santa Barbara View    Date: August 16, 2013

Antioch gang member gets life for 2011 slaying of Oakley teen (Martinez, CA): An Antioch gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison for the gang-motivated fatal shooting a 16-year-old boy at an Antioch house party two years ago.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: August 16, 2013

Gang members break into house after being evicted (Los Angeles, CA): A group of gang members who were recently evicted from a vacant house they had trashed near the border of Highland Park and Eagle Rock was broken into the night before community members helped clean it up this past Monday.
Source: EagleRockPatch    Date: August 15, 2013

District Attorney Ramos releases film and statement on gangs and graffiti (San Bernardino, CA): Unfortunately, gang graffiti is a problem that various communities throughout the county must endure. Gangs use graffiti to glorify the gang and mark their territory, mourn fallen members, create a sense of intimidation within the community and challenge rival gangs.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: August 15, 2013

Rash of drive-by shootings has Lodi on edge (Lodi, CA): Five drive-by shootings have taken place in Lodi within the past 15 days. The Lodi Police Department said Thursday the shootings could be gang-related.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: August 15, 2013

Murray Street shooters appear in court (Santa Cruz, CA): The four men suspected of the gang-related shooting a 15-year-old male as he walked in the Seabright area of Santa Cruz Saturday made their first court appearance Wednesday, where they were assigned public defenders but did not enter pleas.
Source: Register-Pajaronian     Date: August 14, 2013

Watsonville juvenile charged as an adult in Murray Street drive-by (Santa Cruz, CA): A 15-year-old Watsonville juvenile is being charged as an adult along with three other men in the Saturday drive-by shooting on Murray Street.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 14, 2013

Sheriff: Six of seven arrested in Sacramento Co. gang bust related (Sacamento County, CA): Two fully-automatic weapons, a sawed-off shotgun, three other firearms, body armor, meth, cocaine and paraphernalia indicative of gang involvement were among the items seized during arrests in three counties made by a gang suppression unit Tuesday.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: August 14, 2013

Youth violence commission warns of funding challenges (Napa County, CA): Public awareness and education remain at the heart of the Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Commission’s work as it enters its third year of existence trying to reduce gang activity and youth violence throughout the county.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 13, 2013

Gang member charged with murder in Olive Street slaying (Santa Barbara, CA): A 20-year-old gang member was arrested early Tuesday in connection with a shooting death on Olive Street in February, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: August 13, 2013

Mother of teen killed in apparent case of mistaken identity pleads for end to gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): A local mother is pleading for an end to gang violence after her son was allegedly shot by gang members in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: August 12, 2013

Gang members sentenced to 16 years for beating death (Santa Barbara, CA): Closing out the final chapter in the murder case against four Eastside gang members — charged with beating Milpas Street shopkeeper George Ied to death in October 2010 — defendants Miguel Parra and Steven Santana were sentenced Monday to 16 years in state prison.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: August 12, 2013

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