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Accused San Rafael gang members appear in court (San Rafael, CA): Violent gang activity in a San Rafael neighborhood has witnesses frightened to testify against two men accused of attempted murder, according to prosecutors.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer    Date: August 11, 2014

Salinas shooting leaves two men dead (Salinas, CA): Two men were shot and killed Saturday evening in what detectives are calling a gang-related incident. The violence occurred shortly after 9 p.m. near the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Sharon Drive, Salinas Police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 10, 2014

Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say (Santa Ana, CA): Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her home.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 9, 2014

Santa Rosa showcases efforts to reduce gang activity (Santa Rosa, CA): For many of the participants at a festival in Santa Rosa's South Park on Saturday, the event demonstrated the big strides the community has made against the gangs that once held the upper hand in the neighborhood.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: August 9, 2014

Two brothers, suspected gang members, arrested on suspicion of gun possession, drugs (Merced County, CA): Two brothers, both suspected gang members, were arrested Thursday by the Merced County Multi-Agency Gang Task Force. Agents spotted Omar Garcia, 24, at 5:51 p.m. Thursday riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle. He was wanted on a warrant charging him with making criminal threats, gang authorities said in a news release.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 8, 2014

Gang member pleads not guilty in Panorama City slayings (Los Angeles County, CA): A Langdon Street gang member pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the slaying of two young men last month outside a Panorama City convenience store.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2014

Richmond gang member gets to 50-years-to-life in 2013 shooting death (Martinez, CA): Lincoln Plair's family did not rejoice Friday at the sentencing of his killer. But they were "overwhelmed by hope" that the gang member who shot the popular Richmond resident to death in March 2013 will likely stay behind bars the rest of his life.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: August 8, 2014

Judge OKs crackdown on Santa Ana gang (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge has given preliminary approval to a new gang injunction in Santa Ana, adding more than a dozen residents to an "enforcement list" targeting suspected gang members, but isn’t yet adding those who are fighting their inclusion.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 8, 2014

14-year-old charged as adult in deadly downtown gang stabbing (San Jose, CA): Just days before his birthday, a 14-year-old boy was charged as an adult in the stabbing death of an Oakland man during a predawn gang attack in the heart of downtown San Jose in late July, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 8, 2014

High school cheer squad on hiatus after "offensive" gang attire photo (Redlands, CA): A high school cheer program in Southern California is on hiatus after what school district officials called an "offensive" photo surfaced of 13 girls dressed in what looks like gang attire.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: August 8, 2014

Life in prison without parole for double-murderer (Riverside, CA): A man who shot and killed two teenage boys at a party in what prosecutors called a gang-initiation shooting was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: August 8, 2014

Neighborhood says no to gangs (Santa Rosa, CA): In a neighborhood where the wrong color spotted by the wrong eyes can spark a violent confrontation, bright orange briefly took over West Ninth Street in Santa Rosa on Friday night.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: August 8, 2014

Teen charged as adult with 2 alleged gang members in fatal stabbing in SJ (San Jose, CA): Two men and a 14-year-old boy charged in the fatal stabbing of a man in downtown San Jose appeared in court Thursday after prosecutors decided to charge the teen as an adult, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: August 7, 2014

20-year sentence in Colusa gang slaying (Colusa County, CA) : A Colusa man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for a 2012 gang-related killing. Armando Gutierrez Leon of Colusa was 16 when he and Pedro Hernandez Hererra shot and killed Miguel Muniz Algeria (known as Miguel Muniz) on Aug. 23, 2012.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: August 7, 2014

Seaside gang-related crimes addressed by City Council (Seaside, CA): Residents concerned about the recent spate of violent crimes spoke up angrily and expressed their disappointment in the job performance of Police Chief Vicki Myers during a Seaside City Council meeting on Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 7, 2014

Rally against gang violence as bullets hit Desert Hot Springs homes (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs mom says it's time to end gang violence in the Valley. It's been a year since her teenage son died in a gang shooting, a case that is still unsolved. She rallied for change just as more shots were fired a few blocks away.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: August 7, 2014

Gang member stabbed in Fremont high school parking lot (Fremont, CA): A 23-year-old man was stabbed in a high school parking lot this week by a member of a rival gang, police said. The incident began on Wednesday, when the stabbing victim confronted someone he believed was in a rival gang in a parking lot at American High School, located at 36300 Fremont Blvd., according to police.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: August 7, 2014

Police: Two gang members wanted for shooting (Los Banos, CA): Los Banos police are looking for two gang members who shot at their rivals and led authorities on a high-speed chase along two area highways last week.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: August 7, 2014

Two arrested in connection with armed robbery (Bakersfield, CA): Two men were taken into custody Tuesday for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in south Bakersfield. James Alva and Luis Reyes, both 23, were arrested on suspicion of crimes including robbery conspiracy and participating in a criminal street gang, police said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: August 6, 2014

Santa Barbara leaders not planning to appeal gang injunction ruling (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara will not work to overturn a recent court ruling denying local law enforcement's years-long push for a city-wide gang injunction.
Source: KCBX    Date: August 6, 2014

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