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Police, FBI search homes in Stanislaus County gang sweep (Modesto, CA): In an effort to stem the recent rise in gang violence, members of five law enforcement agencies Sunday served search warrants throughout Stanislaus County.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: March 18, 2012

Gang members arrested for weapons (Manteca, CA): Police say two documented gang members were arrested on suspicion of possessing weapons in separate probation and parole searches Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Record    Date: March 17, 2012

Gang members sentenced to long terms in shooting (Sacramento, CA): A pair of gang members were sentenced to prison Friday in connection with a gang war-related shooting in 2009 that critically injured a 15-year-old bystander, according to a press release from the Sacramento County District Attorney's office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 17, 2012

Ordered by the Mexican Mafia to do a hit...but killed the wrong guy! (Whittier, CA) : A Whittier gang member…convicted of two murders, including a botched hit for the Mexican Mafia - was sentenced to the death penalty.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News    Date: March 16, 2012

Gang members arrested (Santa Maria, CA): Two Santa Maria gang members have been arrested for weapons and narcotics possession.
Source: KVEC 920 News    Date: March 16, 2012

Graffiti in South LA: The story behind the spray (Los Angeles, CA): In South Los Angeles, graffiti is as commonplace as storefront churches, sidewalk peddlers and foreclosed homes. Because it's so ubiquitous, it rarely warrants more than a knowing glance from locals.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio    Date: March 16, 2012

Recent Half Moon Bay gang incidents not indicative of increased problem (Half Moon Bay, CA) : Just a year ago, it might have been unimaginable on the streets of Half Moon Bay. Yet over the course of a few months — from August to October 2011 — five people were shot at (three in August, two in October) in rival Norteños vs. Sureños gang shootings on city streets.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch    Date: March 16, 2012

La Habra gang member gets death in mistaken ID killing (Norwalk, CA): A La Habra gang member has been sentenced to death for killing two people in Whittier, including a man who was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 15, 2012

Azusa police officers awarded by civil-rights group for working to take down racist street gang (Azusa, CA): At a ceremony in Los Angeles this week, several members of the Azusa Police Department were recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for their work in taking down more than 50 members of the Azusa 13 street gang last year.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: March 15, 2012

Gang members convicted of killing actor (Santa Ana, CA): Two Long Beach gang members were convicted of first-degree murder plus special circumstances for their roles in the robbery/slaying of actor Armand Jones, who was shot to death when he tried to break up a robbery in Anaheim in 2006 shortly after he finished filming the movie "Freedom Writers.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 15, 2012

Man sentenced to death for two gang-related slayings (Norwalk, CA): A 39-year-old gang member was sentenced to death Thursday for his involvement in a pair of gang-related murders committed in Whittier about five years apart.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: March 15, 2012

Police arrest two suspected gang members in Wilmington killing (Los Angeles, CA): Police working to clamp down on violence in Wilmington have arrested two suspected gang members in the killing of a rival last year, authorities said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 15, 2012

Gang sweep nets 11 arrests in Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz County, CA): County Gang Task Force members confiscated a handgun, a stun gun and arrested 11 parolees and probationers during a sweep of north Santa Cruz County on Thursday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 15, 2012

Most crimes dropped in 2011 in Bell Gardens (Bell Gardens, CA): A rash of gang violence last fall is being blamed for a 75 percent increase in homicides, according to Bell Gardens Police Captain Jeff Travis, who said four of the seven homicides that occurred in 2011 have been solved, though one suspect is still at-large. There were four homicides in Bell Gardens in 2010.
Source: EGP News    Date: March 15, 2012

Stockton teen arrested in Tracy gang-related killing (Tracy, CA): Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old Stockton boy in connection with a deadly gang-related shooting last month, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 14, 2012

Rural communities try to combat gangs (Tulelake, CA): In rural Northern California, local police forces are still battling the gang issue. But police have to do it on less. Law enforcement officials say budget cuts in Siskiyou County are affecting the ways they can cracks down on gangs.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: March 14, 2012

CDCR releases new gang validation proposal (Oakland, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has released its "Security Threat Group Prevention, Identification and Management Strategy," which proposes new gang validation and Security Housing Unit (SHU) step down procedures. The document comes as a response to the historic prisoner hunger strikes which took place throughout the state of California in July and September of 2011.
Source: San Francisco Bay View    Date: March 14, 2012

Two arrested in gang-retaliation killing (Santa Ana, CA): Detectives arrested two Santa Ana gang members early Wednesday morning on suspicion of killing a gang rival during a retaliation shooting, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 14, 2012

Case against Flores in death of Samuel Reeves Jr. goes to the jury (Santa Paula, CA): The trial that featured secretly recorded comments of the defendant, admitting to the shooting of a Santa Paula teenager during a melee at a party and the gang culture that prosecutors allege led to the murder, is now in the hands of the jury.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: March 14, 2012

Five arrested in south Visalia residential burglary (Visalia, CA): Five young Delano residents police identified as active Norteño gang members were arrested in connection with a south Visalia residential burglary Monday afternoon.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 13, 2012

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