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Gang Task Force arrests two in Watsonville for weapons charges, probation violations (Watsonville, CA): Two men were arrested Thursday in Watsonville during a patrol by the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 23, 2011

Gang members arrested in Merced (Merced, CA): Eight alleged members of the Sureno gang were arrested Thursday on accusations ranging from violation of probation to illegal possession of a firearm, the Merced Police Department said Friday.
Source: Examiner    Date: December 23, 2011

Three stabbed by gang members during party (San Diego, CA): Three people were stabbed by gang members during a house party early Friday.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: December 23, 2011

Judge orders Macias held for trial in 2010 double shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A Superior Court judge found sufficient evidence and continued a multi-million dollar bail to hold a Ventura man for trial in connection with the 2010 gang-related shooting of two young men in Santa Paula that left one victim with critical injuries.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: December 23, 2011

50 years in mistaken identity killing of teen (Alhambra, CA): A Southern California woman has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the gang-related mistaken identity shooting death of a teenager in 2005.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 22, 2011

Fifth suspect in Dec. 13 stabbing arrested in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A Redwood City man was arrested in Southern California Thursday, the fifth teenager to be arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Redwood City earlier this month, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: December 22, 2011

Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park (Glasell Park, CA): Police were looking Thursday for a gunman who killed another man in an apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 22, 2011

Los Angeles uses multi-pronged approach to reduce gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Some of the more notorious gangs originated in Los Angeles, like the Crips and Bloods. L.A. has a long history of gangs and gang violence, and some of the gangs from L.A. have taken hold in Memphis.
Source: WKNO 91.1 News    Date: December 22, 2011

'Mean looks' led to Fresno slayings by gang members, police say (Fresno, CA): "Mean looks" between groups of teens Tuesday night sparked a confrontation that led to the shooting deaths of two teens, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 22, 2011

Gang tattoo removal a growing trend (San Francisco, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureno, which is what Pulido used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: December 22, 2011

Sacramento gang task force to focus on prevention, intervention (Sacramento, CA) : In another sign that officials are shifting the way they go after the region's gangs, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday his gang task force will turn much of its focus toward prevention and intervention tactics.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 21, 2011

Jury deadlocks on murder charge in gang-related death (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday on the principal charge in the trial of a Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman, but convicted him of other felonies.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: December 21, 2011

Gang leader gets 19 years (San Jose, CA): A Salinas man who was a top target of the Operation Knockout gang takedown in 2010 was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: December 21, 2011

Two plead guilty in 'Operation Garlic Press' anti-gang effort (Santa Clara County, CA): The first two defendants in what has been nicknamed "Operation Garlic Press" have entered guilty pleas to drug charges, which could land them maximum prison terms of 20 years apiece, according from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 21, 2011

Suspects plead not guilty in gang homicide (Watsonville, CA) : Four men accused in the gang-motivated slaying of a Watsonville teenager pleaded not guilty to charges in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: December 20, 2011

Santa Rosa man convicted in gang-related killing (Santa Rosa, CA): A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man was convicted Tuesday of the 2009 fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man during an attack fueled by rival gang affiliations, Sonoma County District Attorney's officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 20, 2011

Gang-related stabbing in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was injured in a gang-related stabbing Tuesday in the Eastside neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 20, 2011

Programs fight gang enrollment in SLO County (Paso Robles, CA): O­ne by one, five freshman boys filed into a small conference room at Paso Robles High School, dropped their backpacks and eased into oversized leather chairs.
Source: The Tribune    Date: December 19, 2011

Police investigate gang angle in shooting of teen on Marina Boulevard (San Leandro, CA) : San Leandro police are investigating whether there is a gang connection to a shooting that occurred Friday on the 2100 block of Marina Boulevard, leaving an 18-year-old Hayward man with a bullet hole in his right hand.
Source: SanLeandroPatch    Date: December 19, 2011

Santa Maria police arrest last suspect in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police said today they have arrested the last of four suspects in a gang-related fatal stabbing earlier this month.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: December 19, 2011

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