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Gang sweep in Delano, arrests made (Delano, CA): The Kern County Probation Department and the Delano Police Department conducted a gang sweep in Delano Feb. 14.
Source: KCSO 23 News    Date: February 15, 2014

Watsonville teen shot in the head (Watsonville, CA): A 13-year-old Watsonville boy was shot in the head Friday night on the 0-to-100 block of Loughead Street in what is being investigated as a gang-related crime, Watsonville police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: February 15, 2014

Plea deal reached in 2008 gang killing (Sacramento, CA): A man who was awaiting a retrial after an appellate court overturned his voluntary manslaughter conviction has pleaded no contest to the same charge in a 2008 street-gang shooting death.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 14, 2014

Ex-Fresno gang member guilty of killing rival (Fresno, CA): A former Fresno Bulldog who testified in his trial that he feared for his life when he killed a rival last year was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 14, 2014

The Gangs of Los Angeles, Part 1: Innovative Approaches to a Serious Problem (Los Angeles, CA): In the coming weeks, will chronicle three initiatives, which are helping to empower communities, reduce the crime rate, clear unsolved murder cases, and aid in intelligence-gathering efforts that allow the Bureau to monitor gangs with an international reach such as MS-13.
Source:    Date: February 14, 2014

Gang injunction trial slated for Cinco de Mayo (Santa Barbara, CA): More than three years after it was unveiled, Santa Barbara’s gang injunction will be tried in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom beginning, ironically, on Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the day badly outnumbered Mexican troops defeated French occupation forces 160 years ago. As written, the injunction names 30 adult alleged gang members and would significantly limit their rights to assemble with other gang members, especially near public schools and park.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: February 13, 2014

Stockton police: Wednesday's shooting, homicide are gang-related (Stockton, CA): Homicide investigators have determined that Wednesday's deadly shooting at a central Stockton park was gang related, said Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.
Source: The Record    Date: February 13, 2014

Escondido teen accused of robberies at knife-point (San Diego, CA): A criminal defense attorney on February 10 suggested that the tattoo "ESCO VIEJO" on his client merely expresses fondness for his hometown and is not connected to a violent street gang. "Esco viejo" translates as "old Escondido" and is a term used by several gangs that claim different parts of the northern San Diego County town of that name, according to local police.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: February 13, 2014

Probation Department hosts gang summit (San Bernardino County, CA): In 2013, the San Bernardino County Grand Jury looked at the existing Countywide Strategic Plan on Gangs. The inquiry resulted in an evaluation and update of this strategic plan. The plan is being spearheaded by the Probation Department and focuses on the necessary direction for addressing the problem of gang involvement in San Bernardino County.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: February 13, 2014

Police chief: Gangs, guns are a problem in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Stockton police said Thursday that it's more important than ever to crack down on gangs after recent shootings that took place in broad daylight.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: February 13, 2014

Multi-agency law enforcement effort results in longer prison terms for violent felons (Fresno, CA): A combined federal, state and local effort against gun crime is putting more violent felons in prison for longer terms, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said Thursday during a joint news conference with Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 13, 2014

Multi-year report shows drop in violent crimes (Parlier, CA): While both the homicides last year were gang-related, Cerda said there has been a steady decline in gang activity in the city. "The gang activity over the last two years has been reduced," he said. "You can see that families feel safer when they walk outside. They aren’t as afraid anymore." The police made 177 gang arrests in 2013, a 19 percent decrease from the 221 arrests made in 2012.
Source: The Reedley Exponent    Date: February 12, 2014

Four shot, one killed in shooting at Stockton park (Stockton, CA): At least one of the four people shot at a Stockton park Wednesday has died, police said. The shooting took place at Constitution Park. Officers said this is a high crime neighborhood, and there has been gang activity in the area before.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: February 12, 2014

Gang shootout leaves North Bay teen in critical condition (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa teenager may be fighting for his life after being shot several times in a gang-related shooting Tuesday afternoon. Police say two rival gangs squared off on Milton Street near the Sonoma County fairgrounds and one young man was shot several times.
Source: KSRO 1350 News    Date: February 12, 2014

Santa Rosa man wanted in Railroad Square gang shooting arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): A man wanted in connection with a shooting last year near a Railroad Square restaurant in Santa Rosa has been arrested in Berkeley.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 12, 2014

Final defendants from 2010 gang raid plead to charges (Visalia, CA): More than three years after a multi-agency effort to crack down on the Nuestra Familia’s hold on the Valley, the final five defendants have pleaded to federal charges.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 12, 2014

20 arrested in drug crackdown on Calif street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on a Southern California gang that allegedly sold PCP nationwide, and say they’ve seized enough raw materials to make 7.7 million doses of the drug.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 12, 2014

Reputed gang member charged in shooting of 2-year-old boy (Oakland, CA): A Hayward man prosecuted in early 2013 after a police sweep of a violent East Oakland gang has been charged in the October shooting of a 2-year-old boy, which happened a few months after the man was released from jail, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: February 11, 2014

Five people convicted of attempted murder in 2012 shooting in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento County jury has convicted five people of four counts of premeditated attempted murder in a January 2012 gang-related shooting at a south Sacramento-area shopping center.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 11, 2014

Two Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack (Compton, CA) : Two Latino gang members were sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from racially motivated attacks in a campaign aimed at forcing African Americans from Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2014

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