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Guatemalan brothers say gang violence drove them to flee to Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): Marcos Morales has been in the United States six months, and he already is a musical leader of Mensajeros de Paz, the band that plays on Tuesday night for Latino worshipers at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Roseville.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 13, 2014

Hesperia men accused of gang, gun charges (Hesperia, CA): A pair of suspected gang members pleaded not guilty to felony charges Tuesday after they allegedly shot at a parked vehicle in a driveway on 8th Avenue while a family was asleep inside the home, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Hubbard said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 12, 2014

Townsend gang injunction in Santa Ana is subject of a court hearing Wednesday (Santa Ana, CA): A hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning on a preliminary injunction against Santa Ana's Townsend Gang, the 13th Orange County street gang to face such sanctions.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: August 12, 2014

Family challenges gang ties for man slain in downtown attack (San Jose, CA): The family of a man slain in an apparent gang attack in downtown San Jose is challenging implications that he was gang affiliated, describing instead a man chasing careers in music and acting who had the bad luck of coming across the wrong people -- including a 14-year-old now being tried for murder -- on a fateful night in July.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 11, 2014

Get tougher on human trafficking, top prosecutors say (San Diego, CA): The district attorneys of San Diego and Riverside counties joined a state senator Monday to urge passage of bills to treat human trafficking crimes committed by gang members with the same severity as other gang offenses, and to streamline prosecution of human trafficking.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: August 11, 2014

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

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