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13 CA cities call for federal, state aid in tackling gang violence (Oakland, CA): Looking out across the San Francisco Bay from the top of the Downtown Oakland Marriott, dozens of California law enforcement officers and public officials kicked off a two-day conference on gang prevention strategies during an era of shrinking budgets and police departments.
Source: The Informant    Date: September 19, 2011

14-year-old boy killed in South San Francisco shooting (South San Francisco, CA): At least 10 shots were fired in a Sunday night attack that killed one 14-year-old boy, wounded another and left neighbors hoping police will push back hard against the violence.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: September 19, 2011

Five teenagers arrested for gang fight at San Benito High School (Hollister, CA): The San Benito County Sheriff's Office released information Monday about a gang fight following a football game at San Benito High School on Friday, September 9th.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: September 19, 2011

Watsonville mom cheered on daughter in gang fight, police say (Watsonville, CA): A 41-year-old Watsonville woman was arrested recently after Pajaro Valley High School officials and police saw her on video cheering and yelling a gang slogan during a fistfight between her daughter and another student, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: September 18, 2011

San Jose fights graffiti surge (San Jose, CA): San Jose has seen a sharp spike in graffiti, up 38 percent from a year ago to the highest number of documented tags since 1999. The surge comes at a time when budget cuts have forced the city to outsource its cleanup work.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 18, 2011

Hunger strikes at California prison renew debate over confining prison gangs (Crescent City, CA): The sun rarely shines on the kingpins of California's prison gangs. To stop them from orchestrating mayhem on prison yards and neighborhoods across the state, prison officials condemned hundreds of reputed gang members to years of isolation in windowless cells.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 18, 2011

Budget cuts hit San Jose youth anti-gang programs (San Jose, CA): As San Jose police continue their ramped-up efforts to suppress gang violence, city and school leaders are dealing with severe budget cuts to services aimed at preventing kids from turning to gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 17, 2011

Sweep cracks down on area gangs (Kings County, CA): Law enforcement from across Kings County descended on more than 50 homes early Friday in a multi-agency sweep targeting known gang members. The overall effort netted 17 arrests countywide and resulted in a substantial seizure of guns, narcotics and gang paraphernalia, authorities said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: September 17, 2011

Midyear crime stats: Homicides increase in county (San Diego, CA): The county had 51 murders in the first half of 2011, up from 31 over the same stretch last year, an increase largely attributed to gang activity and 2010’s historic lows, according to a report released Friday by the San Diego Association of Governments.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 16, 2011

One man in critical condition after gang related fight in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): The Lompoc Police Department says one man is behind bars and another in the hospital after a gang related fight in the city late Wednesday.
Source: KSBY News    Date: September 15, 2011

Two stabbed in gang-related park robbery (Gilroy, CA): Police are investigating a Wednesday night stabbing and robbery in a Gilroy park that left two victims with stab wounds, including a 19-year-old man who was transported to a Bay Area trauma hospital for his injuries, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: September 15, 2011

A tale of two inmates in California's Security Housing Units (Crescent City, CA): One man was a petty thief mistakenly identified as a player in a violent Latino prison gang. The other was a convicted murderer whose numerous assaults behind bars and continuing influence on the streets earned him a reputation as a ruthless gang leader.
Source: California Watch    Date: September 15, 2011

Gang-related graffiti covered walls, trees at Tokay High School (Lodi, CA): Vulgarities and gang terms scrawled on trees, walls and buildings greeted students and faculty at Tokay High School as school began earlier this week.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: September 15, 2011

El Centro boy, 17, suffers gunshot wounds in gang-related shooting (El Centro, CA): A 17-year-old boy suffered two gunshot wounds during what the El Centro Police Department is investigating as a gang-related shooting that erupted Tuesday night on El Centro Avenue.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: September 14, 2011

Anti-gang strategy takes a health tack (Salinas, CA): Those on the front lines of Salinas gang violence often speak in terms of triage. How do we stop this week's retaliatory shootings? Which violent gang members can we get off the street today? Those who work in public health think differently.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 13, 2011

Four gang members arrested for shooting at Denny's (Fresno, CA): Four Fresno gang members have been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting. Fresno Police responded to a call at the Denny's restaurant on East Shaw Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: September 11, 2011

Chico Police call drive-by shooting gang-related (Chico, CA): According to Chico Police, shots fired between two cars late Saturday night on Broadway near West 18th street were gang-related.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: September 11, 2011

East Oakland residents outraged, exhausted by summer killings (Oakland, CA): The summer months have taken a brutal toll on East Oakland, a community of rich diversity and devastating troubles. Carlos Nava, 3, was killed in the crossfire of a gang-related gunbattle as he and his family strolled down International Boulevard on a Monday afternoon.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: September 11, 2011

Mt. Pleasant gang-related shooting (Mount Pleasant, CA): Police in Mount Pleasant are investigating a rare case of gang violence in Maury County. An officer on patrol drove up on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex on Main Street early Friday morning.
Source: MSNBC WSMV    Date: September 9, 2011

Lawmen attack North County gang violence (North County, CA): Law enforcement personnel blanketed Paso Robles over the Labor Day weekend as authorities rolled out their "Safe Streets" campaign, making 35 arrests and issuing 30 traffic citations.
Source: Cal Coast News    Date: September 9, 2011

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