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Watts pair charged in mass homeless slaying; one tied to Lancaster kidnap-murder (Los Angeles County, CA): Two alleged members of a Watts criminal street gang were charged Wednesday with the 2008 shooting deaths of three men and two women slain in a homeless encampment flanking the 405 freeway in Long Beach.
Source:    Date: January 18, 2012

One arrested after gang-related shooting (San Clemente, CA): Two men were shot early Saturday morning in San Clemente and one arrested in the second gang-related incident in San Clemente in a week.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: January 18, 2012

Early spike in homicides as two more killed in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Two deadly gang-related shootings in South L.A. this week brought to 20 the number of homicides in Los Angeles so far this year, nearly double the number last year at this point, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2012

Gang injunctions a hot topic at Hayward priorities meeting (Hayward, CA): Concerns about gangs were at the forefront of a meeting on city priorities for the coming fiscal year, with residents and City Council members alike weighing in.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 18, 2012

Visalia gang violence fell last year (Visalia, CA): Gang violence dropped by half in Visalia last year, police said today. Gang-related homicides fell by 25%, gang-related assaults with deadly weapons decreased 56% and drive-by shootings into homes went down 44%, the department said. The overall decrease in gang crime totaled 50%, according to department statistics.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: January 17, 2012

Youth violence plagues California, but encouraging signs emerging (Modesto, CA): Monterey County had the highest youth homicide rate in California in 2010, followed by Alameda County, according to an analysis by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group focused on curbing firearm violence.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 16, 2012

Man shot in leg outside party (Mira Mesa, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Monday outside a party in Mira Mesa in what San Diego police said was a gang-related incident.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: January 16, 2012

New Assembly bill goes after parents of truant teens (Ontario, CA): Parents or guardians of truant teens - get ready to brush up on your classroom skills. Assembly Bill 177, which took effect on Jan. 1, expands the number of reasons for which parents or guardians can be ordered to take anti-gang parenting classes if their child is convicted of a crime.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: January 16, 2012

Gang members suspected in San Clemente shooting (San Clemente, CA): Two men were detained after an apparent gang-related shooting in San Clemente on Saturday that left two other men with minor head injuries, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 15, 2012

Gangster gone good: Woodlander turns his life around (Woodland, CA): Alejandro Leon knew he needed to change his ways. He was getting into fights with rival gang members. He took up smoking pot and drinking. He had experimented with cocaine a couple of times. And he didn't want his soon-to-be-born son to come into the world in a situation similar to his - without a father figure.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: January 15, 2012

Gang related shooting in Merced County (Merced County, CA): An 18 year old is shot in a possible gang shooting. Wednesday a teen was walking on Childs Avenue in Planada when a Chevy truck pulled up next to him, inside the truck were five males who opened fire on the teen.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: January 14, 2012

Santa Rosa man arrested in suspected gang-related armed robbery (Santa Rosa, CA): An 18-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested for suspicion of armed robbery after a couple was robbed at gunpoint Friday night as they climbed from their car in Santa Rosa, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 14, 2012

Deaths from gang violence up in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Gang violence countywide accounted for 13 murders in 2011, including the deaths of three North County teens and several men shot to death in San Diego within days of each other.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 14, 2012

Valley Gang Prevention finds a home (Hemet, CA): When Melvin Valentine started a gang prevention program in Hemet some six months ago, his goal was to one day have a location and a studio where the youth he was mentoring could work and begin to hone a craft.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 14, 2012

More violence erupts in area of south Sacramento strip mall (Sacramento, CA): Sheriff's deputies are investigating what they described as a gang-related shooting of two people Thursday afternoon in a south Sacramento County strip mall parking lot – at least the third violent crime in that immediate area in two years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 13, 2012

Alleged gang member suspected of shooting at occupied car (Porterville, CA): A Porterville man who police say is a known gang member, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting at an occupied car during a confrontation between two groups on Jan. 3 at the Walmart Shopping Center.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: January 13, 2012

New arrests made in recent Corcoran gang attack (Corcoran, CA) : Two more arrests have been made in the weekend gang attack that left a 20-year-old in the hospital with multiple stab wounds.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: January 13, 2012

Man slain in Little Armenia in possible gang-related attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death today in the Little Armenia section of Los Angeles in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: January 12, 2012

Teen gang member shot while walking along Planada street (Merced ,CA): A teenager in Planada was shot at least twice in the legs Wednesday night while walking along Childs Avenue, the Merced Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 12, 2012

'Dead Presidents' homicide suspect held on charges (San Bernardino, CA): The last suspect in the "Dead Presidents" quadruple homicide more than a decade ago was ordered held on multiple charges Thursday by a Superior Court judge.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: January 12, 2012

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