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S.F. MS-13 gang members sentenced to life terms (San Francisco, CA): Five members of the MS-13 gang in San Francisco's Mission District were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a campaign of violence that included three 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 2, 2011

Teen accused of enlisting gang members to help abduct newborn (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl is accused of enlisting the help of 2 alleged gang members to kidnap her roommate's 15-day-old baby.
Source: KTLA News    Date: December 2, 2011

One shot, injured in apparent gang-related attack (Anaheim, CA): A man was shot and injured during an apparent gang-related attack on Thursday night in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 2, 2011

Apparent gang-related shooting investigated (El Cajon, CA): El Cajon police Friday are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that sent one man to the hospital with two bullet wounds.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: December 2, 2011

These graduates got GRIP on life (Rialto, CA): More than 260 students from Merle S. Casey Elementary School graduated Friday from a new program designed to give them strategies for steering clear from street gangs and drugs.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: December 2, 2011

CBS/SI investigation: Sports, gangs often linked (Compton, CA): For years, the one area that seemed off-limits to gangs was organized sports. But now a CBS News/Sports Illustrated investigation finds a growing connection between gangs and sports, with athletes getting caught up in senseless gang violence at times.
Source: CBS News    Date: December 1, 2011

Man sentenced to life for 2008 Berkeley murders (Berkeley, CA): Desmen Lankford, 27, who was convicted in September of the murder of two East Bay men, was sentenced on November 10th to life in prison without parole.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: December 1, 2011

Fifth suspect arrested in Earlimart fatal shootings (Tulare County, CA): A fifth suspect in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men earlier this year in Earlimart is in custody, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 1, 2011

Five MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison (San Francisco, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco today meted out sentences of life in prison to each of five MS-13 gang members who were convicted in August of racketeering conspiracy and murder conspiracy.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal    Date: December 1, 2011

Fresno man charged in gang shooting (Fresno, CA): Charges have been filed by the Fresno County District Attorney's Office against a 20-year-old man suspected in a gang-related shooting that wounded a 30-year-old man in southwest Fresno on Nov. 5.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 1, 2011

Violent gangs impact college sports (Compton, CA): In 2007, Brandon "Bull" Johnson charged straight out of Dominguez High in Compton, Calif., and straight into the starting lineup at the University of Washington.
Source: CBS News    Date: November 30, 2011

Two men killed in apparent gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were killed Wednesday in an apparent gang-related shooting in Boyle Heights.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: November 30, 2011

Man convicted in mistaken ID killing near Daly City BART (San Francisco, CA): The leader of a street gang was convicted by a federal jury Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a college student, who the killers mistakenly believed was a rival, officials said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 30, 2011

Pasadena police chief: Gang Intelligence Unit up and running (Pasadena, CA): The Pasadena Police Department’s newest division, the Gang Intelligence Unit, officially started operating on Monday (Nov. 28).
Source: The Pasadena Citizen    Date: November 30, 2011

Toddler in grave condition after gunfire injures seven in West Oakland (Oakland, CA): When a 3-year-old boy was fatally wounded in a gang-related shooting three months ago in East Oakland, no one thought there could be a more devastating act of violence.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 30, 2011

Graffiti clean-up never ends (Napa, CA) : With sculptures and murals all over downtown—even in vacant shop windows— Napa is full of art for the public to enjoy. And then there's graffiti. Gang scrawls and tagging can be seen on fences, walls, freeway overpasses, bridges, bike trails and buildings all over the city.
Source: NapaPatch    Date: November 30, 2011

Gang homicides are rare in Camarillo, police say (Camarillo, CA): The fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old man this week marked an unusually violent confrontation between rival groups in Camarillo, where gang activity rarely has led to bloodshed, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 30, 2011

Teens killed by revenge-seeking gang member, witnesses say (Oceanside, CA): At the top of a darkened hill in Oceanside's Libby Lake Park in May, gang member AL'C Bejaran, 19, confronted an innocent teen couple, according to court testimony Wednesday.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 30, 2011

Oakland jury convicts gang member of first-degree murder in two hours (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County jury took less than two hours Tuesday to find a 22-year-old gang member guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a Castlemont High School student just two weeks away from graduation.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 29, 2011

Santa Rosa woman sentenced for her role in gang slaying (Sonoma County, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Rosa woman involved in a second gang-related slaying in three years was sentenced Tuesday to six months in Sonoma County jail for her role in a fatal birthday party stabbing.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 29, 2011

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