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Santa Maria seeing a spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): The recent deadly shootings that claimed the lives of two teenagers have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our local communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

Four arrested in Earlimart gang shootings (Earlimart, CA): Four men have been arrested in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men earlier this year in Earlimart, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 22, 2011

Fatal shooting comes at a time investigators see spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): A pair of recent shootings claimed the lives of two teenagers locally. The murders have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

Boy, 15, killed in gang-related shooting (Santa Maria, CA): A teenager was killed and another person injured in a shooting incident early Sunday that Santa Maria police say was gang-related.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 21, 2011

Gang leader sentenced in San Bernardino drug case (San Bernardino, CA): A leader in a street gang who has a distinctive tattoo showing his dislike for local law enforcement has been sentenced in a drug case.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 21, 2011

Parents key to fighting gangs (Victorville, CA): Several community members and leaders came together Saturday evening to tackle a difficult problem: the increase in gang members and gang activity in the Victor Valley.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: November 20, 2011

Marked up in the SCV (Santa Clarita, CA): Local deputies have arrested 147 graffiti-vandals and taggers in 2011, a city official said this week. "If a vandal is arrested for graffiti vandalism within the city, most can expect a felony on their record," said Nicolas Marinelli, the city's graffiti-removal coordinator.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: November 20, 2011

Woodland Police Department looking at another attempted murder (Woodland, CA): Woodland Police are investigating what may be the third case of attempted murder in just over a week and the second to involve gangs.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: November 19, 2011

19 arrested during South Monterey gang sweep (Greenfield, CA): On Friday, November 18, 2011 2:00 PM, the four South Monterey County Police Departments of Greenfield, King City, Soledad and Gonzales, along with Officers from the California Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, California Department of Rehabilitation, (Salinas Valley State Prison), California Department of Corrections (State Parole) and Del Rey Oaks Police Department participated in a multi-jurisdictional Cal-GRIP gang suppression operation.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: November 19, 2011

Latino youth avoid gangs through farming (Woodlake, CA): Manuel Jiménez had a dream when he first saw the land below a levee in California's Central Valley. The former field-worker's dream was for a place that young people could come to escape gang-ridden streets and learn about the state's most vital industry.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: November 19, 2011

Hate crimes drop to 21-year low in L.A. County (Los Angeles, CA): Hate crimes reported in L.A. County fell to their lowest level in 21 years, fueled by major drops in vandalism and in gang-related crimes, particularly those by Latino gangs targeting African Americans, which had made up a large number of the most violent hate crimes.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 18, 2011

Gang battle averted (Clearlake, CA): A potential gang-related gun battle was averted in Clearlake Wednesday thanks to the actions of witnesses who came forward with information that assisted in the arrest of three alleged Sureño gang members. The men were arrested on multiple firearms and gang affiliation charges.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: November 18, 2011

Department of Justice targets East Side Crips gang (Bakersfield, CA): Gang activity in Bakersfield is down 30 percent compared to last year. And while most other gangs are keeping quiet, the FBI says the East Side Crips are continuing business as usual, making them prime target for law enforcement.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: November 18, 2011

BPD partnership with agencies pays off in gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): 16 gang members are off the streets. They were arrested Tuesday today during a multi-agency gang sweep that is part of the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Kern County.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: November 18, 2011

Woodland man arrested in suspected gang-related attack (Woodland, CA): A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide in what Woodland police characterized as a gang-related assault.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 18, 2011

Parole, probation sweeps in Vacaville target gang activity (Vacaville, CA): In an ongoing effort to combat gang activity in Vacaville, area law enforcement hit the streets Thursday performing dozens of sweeps to ensure local scofflaws, both former and otherwise, are staying in check.
Source: The Reporter    Date: November 18, 2011

Alleged gang members charged in first test of Skid Row crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): City prosecutors have charged two men with violating an injunction prohibiting gang and narcotics activity on Los Angeles' skid row, the first such legal action since the injunction was issued, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 17, 2011

Four suspects arrested in gang-related carjacking, shooting (Woodland, CA): Three men and a boy were arrested late Tuesday in what Woodland Police are describing as a gang-related carjacking and shooting.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: November 17, 2011

Gangs taking their violence online (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles gangs used to do battle over graffiti, tags, and turf. Now, gangsters are taking their battles online, and people are dying over something as simple as something posted to Twitter.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News    Date: November 17, 2011

Murder suspects appear in court (San Jose, CA): Five suspects in the murder of Tara Romero, and the attempted murder of three other teens, were appointed defense attorneys at a hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Morgan Hill Times    Date: November 17, 2011

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