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Man sentenced to 90 years to life in 2012 killing of Venice youth pastor (Los Angeles, CA): A 25-year-old man who was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a youth pastor in Venice was sentenced Wednesday to 90 years to life in prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 29, 2015
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Reputed Hayward gang member sentenced for murdering high school football star (Hayward, CA): A known gang member was sentenced to 29 years to life today for the murder of a 17-year-old Newark High School student and football star more than 4 years ago.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: April 27, 2015
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Known gang member arrested after shooting in Vista (Vista, CA): A known gang member was arrested in the midnight hour for allegedly shooting a man during an attempted robbery on Saturday afternoon, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: April 26, 2015
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Jury deliberating gang-related shooting case (Moreno Valley, CA): Seventeen-year-old Chelsia Joyce was in the wrong place at the wrong time and wound up shot and fatally wounded slumped over in her friend’s lap. She lay dying in her car parked on Bay Street in Moreno Valley while some of her teenage female passengers talked to teenage boys who came up to the car on foot.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 24, 2015
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West Adams gang shooting: Man killed, woman in critical condition (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed and a woman was injured following a gang-related shooting in Los Angeles' West Adams District.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 24, 2015
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Three sentenced to life in prison for gang-related murder in Pasadena (Los Angeles, County, CA): Three men convicted of a 2013 gang-related murder in Pasadena were sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 23, 2015
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Actors Hope to Use Art as a Deterrent From Gang Life (Long Beach, CA): When Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo makes its stop in Long Beach next week, Ric Salinas says the acting will be as critical as the message. Salina, who plays reformed Salvadorian gang banger Fausto Carbajal, said that the plot of redemption is a powerful tool, and through art, the cast is hopeful to spread that message in an effort to keep kids off the streets.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: April 23, 2015
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Newhall Gang Banger Takes 30-year Deal for Killing Rival (Santa Clarita, CA): A Newhall gang member charged with a 2012 stabbing murder took a plea deal and was sentenced Tuesday, officials said.
Source: SCVNews.com    Date: April 22, 2015
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Mentorship program aims to excite young girls about STEM (Escondido, CA): Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences 6th grader Jazmin likes to bake and has even considered pursuing it as a career. While she’s got plenty of time to decide, she said she’s now leaning more towards computer engineering.
Source: The Coast News    Date: April 21, 2015
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Teen on bike shoots, injures one in Santa Rosa gang shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): Riding a bicycle and carrying a handgun, a teen shot at two brothers as they stood outside a west Santa Rosa apartment and then rode away, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: April 21, 2015
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Gang member convicted of executing student in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who laughed about gunning down a phlebotomy student in Santa Ana as the victim begged for his life and tried to run away was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: April 20, 2015
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Man convicted for 2012 gang murder, shooting at undercover officers (Orange County, CA): A gang member was convicted Monday of killing a 20-year-old man in a Santa Ana shooting and firing at undercover officers in a separate incident.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 20, 2015
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Roseville police explain gang validation process (Roseville, CA): At the request of the council members, the Roseville Police Department recently made a presentation to city leadership on its gang validation process. The move was intended to answer criticism against the department from a local family who recently had two members convicted in a jury trial of gang-related crimes.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: April 20, 2015
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Shocking Westside Shootings Were Gang-Related, Cops Say (Los Angeles, CA): Shootings that shocked the Westside last week were gang-related, police said today. Over the weekend authorities announced that 35-year-old James Pickens of Inglewood was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the first attack on Thursday, which took place at Woodbine Park in the Palms neighborhood.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: April 20, 2015
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Two teens arrested in suspected gang meeting (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two teenagers were arrested and a gun was recovered Saturday after a citizen reported seeing alleged gang members meeting near a bridge in Watsonville, according to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s gang task force.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: April 20, 2015
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Getting a GRIP on gangs in Orange County (Santa Ana, CA): The soccer fields at Centennial Regional Park may be only a short distance from their crowded Santa Ana neighborhoods, but for a group of excited students this crowded green expanse is a world apart from the gang life they are trying to avoid.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 19, 2015
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Police take gun from suspected teen gang members (Watsonville, CA): After police received word that suspected gang members were meeting near Watsonville’s Pajaro River Bridge on Saturday morning, officers met the young males and found a gun, according to Sgt. Mark Yanez.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 19, 2015
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Gang members arrested for drugs, gun possession while hiding out in vacant home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday night after police found they’d allegedly broken into a vacant southeast Fresno home while in possession of a gun and crystal methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 18, 2015
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U.S. Marshals Conclude 6-Week Sweep of Fugitives, Gang Members (Bay City, CA): The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 137 alleged violent fugitives and gang members throughout the Bay Area as part of a nationwide sweep over the last six weeks, U.S. Marshals officials announced earlier this week. The operation ended Friday and included an East Oakland gang takedown, the arrest of several East Bay murder suspects, a fugitive out of Antioch and a registered sex offender who escaped Santa Clara County deputies.
Source: Pleasanton Patch    Date: April 18, 2015
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14 arrested in gang sweep (Moreno Valley, CA): Law enforcement agencies including the Riverside County Sheriff's Department arrested 14 people during a crackdown on gang activity on Friday, April 17.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 17, 2015
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