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Gang member says he falsely confessed to involvement in murder because he feared for his family's safely (Anaheim, CA): As he confessed to brokering a murder-for-hire between a husband who wanted his wife dead and violent gang members willing to carry out the killing, Rafael Garcia Miranda pleaded with investigators to protect his family.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 25, 2015

Three arrested in deadly shooting at Del Monte Beach (Monterey, CA): Police believe the killing of Abraham Lizama, 39, of Soledad was gang related. The Monterey Police Department said the arrest and the increased patrols is sending a message to keep gangs out.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: March 24, 2015

LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police are struggling to combat an increase in crime across the city this year, including a sharp spike in the number of people shot.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 24, 2015

California inmate's parole reflects rethinking of life terms for youths (Los Angeles, CA): Edel Gonzalez expected to die in prison for the crime he committed at 16. For his role in the "savage, brutal and senseless" carjacking that ended in murder, an Orange County Superior Court judge in 1993 sentenced Gonzalez, who wasn't the triggerman, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 24, 2015

Del Monte Beach homicide: Police reassure residents in wake of arrests (Monterey, CA): Monterey police officers helped ease the minds of community members Tuesday night who were concerned about crime and possible gangs invading their tight-knit Del Monte Beach community.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 24, 2015

Sheriff talks gang, drug activity at San Miguel town hall meeting (San Miguel, CA): The sheriff talked about issues facing the community, particularly gang and drug activity. He said that gang members from King City and Salinas are moving south into San Luis Obispo County.
Source: Paso Robles Daily News    Date: March 24, 2015

Suspect shot by Richmond police Saturday identified (Richmond, CA): The man shot by a Richmond police officer during a reported gunfight Saturday evening has been identified as a 19-year-old with possible gang ties, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 23, 2015

Daughter of Mexican Mafia boss who ran L.A. gang gets 15 years (Los Angeles, CA): The daughter of a Mexican Mafia boss was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for running a South Los Angeles street gang on orders given to her by her imprisoned father.
Source:    Date: March 23, 2015

Valley gang sweep nets 10 arrests in wake of Van Nuys slaying (Van Nuys, CA): A large multi-agency law enforcement task force fanned out across Van Nuys late last week looking for suspects in the killing of a 21-year-old man, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: March 23, 2015

New Tulare County task force to prevent kids from joining gangs (Visalia, CA): A new task force has been set up in Tulare County to prevent kids from getting involved with gangs. The unit includes several different agencies working together in a new way to prevent crime.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: March 23, 2015

24 Nuestra Familia leaders indicted after sting uncovers jail smuggling scheme (San Jose, CA): Imprisoned generals of the notorious Nuestra Familia street gang went to great depths to get their messages across in San Jose, investigators have concluded, clandestinely placing contraband and street-side kill orders inside their subordinates' rectal cavities as they were freed from incarceration.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 20, 2015

Gang member once facing life will instead go free, as jailhouse informant battles derail another case (Orange County, CA): A gang member facing a potential life sentence for attempting to kill a Santa Ana rival instead will go free next year, another prosecution setback following revelations about a secret network of jailhouse snitches.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 20, 2015

Gang violence victims share their pain with students (Seaside, CA): Police officers, former gang members and people hurt by gang violence spoke at Seaside High School Friday for the Youth Peace Summit. The goal: to make students think twice about getting involved with gang activity.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 20, 2015

Gang member sentenced to 100 years to life in 2012 killing of church deacon (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced this month to 100 years to life in prison for killing a 25-year-old deacon outside a church in Westlake, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 20, 2015

1 jailed in second Avenal gang sweep (Avenal, CA): Authorities continued in their efforts to find leads in the recent gang-related shooting death of an Avenal teen by conducting additional probation searches within the city.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: March 20, 2015

Gang Members Who Fled, Fired on San Bruno Cops Acquitted of Most Serious Charges (San Bruno, CA): A Norteno gang member who exchanged gunfire with San Bruno police while fleeing from a traffic stop in 2012 was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an officer, but he and two co-defendants were acquitted of prosecutors’ charges that they were on their way to commit a murder when they fled, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: SanBrunoPatch    Date: March 20, 2015

3 Killed, 4 Hurt in Shooting at California Convenience Store (Stockton, CA): Three people were killed and four people were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting at a Northern California convenience store that one official called one of the worst mass shootings in the city's recent history.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: March 19, 2015

The DA and a vague state anti-gang law (San Diego, CA): For a second time, a local judge has ruled against District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ unprecedented use of a state law to try to imprison alleged gang members for crimes they did not commit.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 19, 2015

Pico Rivera agencies collaborate to prevent, reduce gang violence (Whittier, CA): Pico Rivera, El Rancho Unified School District and the Sheriff’s Department have agreed to partner together to prevent and reduce gang violence in the city. The collaboration is a three-year grant program to create and implement a prevention, suppression and intervention plan through each agency to deter and decrease not only gang activities, but also any other negative behavior.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 19, 2015

Community and City Reach Out to Known Gang Members in Stockton (Stockton, CA): As the City of Stockton deals with one of the worst shootings in its history, officials outline their goals and share how they’re proactively reaching out to known gang members. Officers visited the neighborhood where the drive by shooting took place but reaching out to some residents proved to be challenging.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: March 18, 2015

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