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Seaside discusses public safety, gang violence at town hall (Seaside, CA): One Central Coast city said it is experiencing violence at a level it's not seen for decades. The spike in gang crime is causing residents in Seaside to demand answers from the city's top cop. Hundreds of residents said they're fed up with gang violence in Seaside. Many people gathered at the Oldemeyer Center to hear the numbers for themselves.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 13, 2015
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Watsonville looks beyond police to stem spike in violence (Watsonville, CA): After a briefing on police efforts to quell violence a week ago, the City Council shifted its focus to prevention and intervention Tuesday. Watsonville closed 2014 with a spike in gang violence, the end to a year that saw a record 10 homicides. At least half the killings were related to gangs, according to police.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 13, 2015
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Judge: Four can challenge controversial Santa Ana gang injunction (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County judge has set the stage for a trial over a hotly-debated gang injunction in Santa Ana's Townsend Street neighborhood. The decision Tuesday by Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz E. Miller will allow four residents to challenge the injunction by questioning whether there is a criminal street gang operating in the Townsend neighborhood and, if so, whether it impacts the community enough to require court action.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 13, 2015
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County considering new plan for Maxwell Farms Regional Park (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County officials are considering an upgrade to Maxwell Farms Regional Park, a popular but troubled facility in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The park for years has been a key gathering place for the public. But it’s also seen in recent years a spate of gang- and gun-related crimes, including the fatal 2007 shooting of 17-year-old Luis Roberto Miranda by rival gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 13, 2015
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Critics attack method of fighting Santa Ana gangs (Santa Ana, CA): Soon after gunshots interrupted Christmas Eve in the city’s Townsend neighborhood, the dying 17-year-old was abandoned at a nearby hospital. Officers quickly identified the boy as Angel Arellano, saying he and a group of gang members, armed with weapons, had been searching for rival gang members a night earlier.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 12, 2015
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Murder-Torture Trial For 6 Begins in Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): After the Judge denied final motions for a change of venue, opening statements began Monday in the murder trial of six men accused of killing Anthony Ibarra.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: January 12, 2015
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San Francisco police fear gang retaliation after quadruple homicide (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police are hoping to stop more violence after four people were shot to death Friday night. Investigators with the gang task force have joined homicide detectives to try to find the suspects. In the meantime, others on the street are trying to stem further violence.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: January 12, 2015
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Peninsula cops arrest eight in suspected gang war (Seaside, CA): Seaside police and other Peninsula law enforcement curbed a potential gang battle with the arrests of eight suspected in retaliatory shootings last week, according to a report.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 12, 2015
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Gang Sweep Nets Two Arrests (Oakdale, CA): A four-month investigation into a large gang fight from last summer resulted in a multi-agency gang sweep in Oakdale Monday morning, Jan. 12.
Source: Oakdale Leader    Date: January 12, 2015
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Eleven inmates in gang fight at Madera County jail (Madera County, CA): Eleven inmates were involved in a gang-related fight at the Madera County Department of Corrections Monday night, breaking some security glass and a door, the department said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 12, 2015
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Trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood shaken by 4 gunfire slayings (San Francisco, CA): Police in San Francisco scoured the city Saturday, searching for killers who gunned down four men in what likely was a gang-related attack in Hayes Valley late Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 10, 2015
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San Bernardino County's largest gang case ends with 61 people jailed (San Bernardino County, CA): The largest single gang prosecution in San Bernardino County history ended last week with the sentencing of 25-year-old Cherish Velez. The Apple Valley woman, who was ordered to spend 16 years in prison on assault and drug charges, was the 61st person with ties to the East Side Victoria street gang to be put behind bars, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2015
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Fresno gang member arrested for allegedly shooting boy in the leg (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy in the leg in southwest Fresno last month, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 10, 2015
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How the LAPD Got Smart and Started Winning the War Against Street Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department may have won the fight against street gangs — at least in some critical ways, and at least for the time being. Police statistics — in addition to analyses by experts and advocates on the ground — suggest that gang violence on LA's streets has dramatically decreased. The city's most dangerous communities are markedly safer today than they have been at any point in the past 30 years.
Source: VICE News    Date: January 10, 2015
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Two Merced brothers arrested on suspicion of gang-related child endangerment (Merced, CA): A search of an alleged gang member’s home last week ended with two brothers behind bars after officers found at least one loaded gun “within easy reach” of two young children, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 10, 2015
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Two gang members arrested in Atwater, police say (Atwater, CA): Two men, described by police as known gang members, were arrested Thursday in Atwater by the Merced County Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 9, 2015
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Six Richmond gang members arrested after drug raid (Richmond, CA): Six south Richmond gang members were arrested on drug and conspiracy charges after a police raid on a Sixth Street home Wednesday evening, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 9, 2015
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Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies increase resources to quell violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Suppressing the recent spike in gang violence topped the list for Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Watsonville police’s leaders and the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s Gang Task Force.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 9, 2015
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How Gang Injunctions Precipitate Gentrification In Los Angeles Communities (Los Angeles, CA): Since the 1990s, gang injunctions have been a widespread police strategy in many Los Angeles neighborhoods. But the controversial law enforcement technique, which bans gang members from assembling within designated “safety zones,” has its share of critics, some of whom say the practice is just the first step toward gentrification.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: January 9, 2015
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Police: Gang member boasted about drug deal on Facebook (Fresno, CA): One man was arrested Thursday after police say he posted on Facebook a picture of himself with a gun and his exact plans for a drug deal in southeast Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 8, 2015
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