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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

Judge denies preliminary gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Sharp-dressed lawyers sat next to students and members of PODER (People Organizing for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara), many of whom had tape over their mouths to protest what they say has been the lack of public input into the city's proposed gang injunction—the issue at hand.
Source: Mission & State    Date: February 10, 2014

Border patrol busy weekend results in arrests of two dangerous felon gang members (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended two dangerous gang members over the weekend during separate incidents. Both men were attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States at the time of their arrests.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: February 10, 2014

Man convicted of attempted murders in USC Halloween party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man accused of opening fire on a rival gang member in the first shooting on the USC campus in decades was convicted Monday of four counts of attempted murder.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2014

San Jose holds annual summit on gang prevention, mayor attended (San Jose, CA): Hundreds attended the sixth Annual Gang Prevention Summit in San Jose Saturday, sponsored by Mayor Chuck Reed's Gang Prevention Task Force, according to a spokesman for the mayor.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: February 8, 2014

Guilty pleas in case targeting Valley prison gang (Fresno, CA): The final five defendants in a series of cases targeting a dangerous prison gang involved in drug trafficking and violent crime throughout the Central Valley pled guilty earlier this week, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 8, 2014

45 indicted in meth crackdown (San Diego, CA): Networks of San Diego gangs trafficking methamphetamine and guns have been dismantled following a yearlong investigation that led to a 45-person indictment, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 7, 2014

Town receives grant to fund gang prevention programs (Apple Valley, CA): The Board of State and Community Corrections recently awarded a grant to Apple Valley’s Juvenile Gang Prevention deputy to continue for at least two more years and to initiate or expand youth programs aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 5, 2014

Fresno gang sweeps finds guns hidden in trees (Fresno, CA): Three people are in jail and several illegal guns, including two found hiding in plain sight, are off the street following a city-wide gang sweep in Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 5, 2014

Judge denies residents' motion to intervene in Echo Park gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles judge has denied a request from community members to join a civil case that would have challenged the city of Los Angeles's gang injunction in Echo Park.
Source: SCPR News    Date: February 5, 2014

SLO County law enforcement officials serve search warrants, arrest three (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two more people have been arrested after San Luis Obispo County law enforcement officials served search warrants for men wanted in connection to several gang-related crimes.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 5, 2014

Two arrested in gang-related Santa Barbara stabbing (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police have arrested two men on assault charges related to Monday's gang-related stabbing in downtown Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 4, 2014

Leaders respond to Merced County District Attorney's plea for more resources (Merced, CA): District Attorney Larry Morse II dropped a bomb on county supervisors last week by taking aim at what he called the board's lack of support for gang suppression efforts.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 4, 2014

Area gang activity lands man in hospital (Pomona, CA): A man shot in a gang-related attack Monday in Pomona's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park was hospitalized in serious condition, police said.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: February 4, 2014

Gang member has charges reinstated (Glenn County, CA): Documented gang member Samuel Sanchez Jr. — in prison for nearly two years on an attempted murder conviction — may have to come back to Glenn County to face original charges in connection to the October 2009 shooting of Paul Reyes Jr. during a high-speed car chase on Highway 32 near Hamilton City.
Source: Glenn County Transcript    Date: February 4, 2014

Gang member who attacked in court convicted of murder, robbery (Los Angeles, CA): Jesus Mendez, 23, was convicted Tuesday of the murder and robbery of a South L.A. businessman. Mendez disrupted court last week when he attacked an attorney and a detective in court with a chair.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 4, 2014

With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf (Los Angeles, CA): Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of pavement along Preston Avenue and the house where a known gangster lives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2014

Shalander Givens gets 205 years to life in 2010 shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno man convicted of disabling a young girl in a mistaken gang drive-by shooting is going to prison for 205 years to life.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 3, 2014

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