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Former MS-13 informant goes on trial in racketeering charges (San Francisco, CA): A former government informant who is the last of 34 defendants charged in a federal MS-13 gang prosecution went on trial on racketeering and murder conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court in San Francisco today.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal    Date: January 5, 2012

Three more are arrested in Los Banos nightclub slayings (Los Banos, CA): Three additional suspects in a double homicide behind a Los Banos nightclub last summer are in custody.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 5, 2012

Man accused of killing gang rival (Santa Ana, CA): A man who evaded authorities for a decade was at the center of a war between factions of the Mexican Mafia in the late 1990s and encouraged the killing of a rival in a shooting that also left two others dead, a federal prosecutor told an Orange County jury Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 5, 2012

Santa Ana celebrates drop in homicides (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana leaders are celebrating a significant drop in homicides over the past year, including a reduction in gang killings to levels not seen in more than a decade in a community that has traditionally led the county in gang violence.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 5, 2012

Despite weak economy, crime in Los Angeles County still declines (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck expressed concern and puzzlement over the 168 gang-related killings committed in the city through Saturday — a 6% increase over the same period the previous year. Oddly, the main precursors to gang homicides — the number of shooting victims and gunshots fired — and gang-related crimes in general were all down.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 5, 2012

East side shooting is San Jose's first killing of 2012 (San Jose, CA): Five days into 2012, San Jose on Thursday recorded its first homicide of the year after a shooting on the east side that may have been gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 5, 2012

Pair get prison time for gang shooting (Napa County, CA): Two men were sentenced to prison Wednesday in Napa County Superior Court in connection with the shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: January 4, 2012

Gang member sentenced to 18 years in 2010 shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A 21-year-old who shot another man four times at a Santa Cruz housing complex was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 4, 2012

Two wounded on Venice Boardwalk in suspected gang shooting (Venice, CA): Two people were wounded on the Venice Boardwalk in an apparent gang-related attack that rocked the popular destination with multiple gunshots, police said Wednesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 4, 2012

Police hunt gang members for street killing (Los Angeles, CA): Investigators say suspected gang members shot and killed a man and wounded another in a volley of bullets on a Los Angeles street.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 4, 2012

Apparent gang-related shooting leaves one dead (Los Angeles, CA): Police today were investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in West Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person injured.
Source: MarvistaPatch    Date: January 4, 2012

Gang ties disputed in Salinas shooting case (Salinas, CA): Did a trained Marine and Gang Task Force deputy mistake a 15-inch-tall paint spray nozzle for a fist-sized black gun? Testimony began Tuesday before a jury that will attempt to answer that question in the case of a Salinas auto shop owner charged with assaulting the sheriff's deputy who shot him after the defendant allegedly pointed a gun.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 4, 2012

Modesto gang solution increases activity in Ceres (Ceres, CA): Police in Ceres have noticed an increase in gang activity that appears to be a result of Modesto's crackdown that featured injunctions.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: January 3, 2012

Santa Ana school police launch new safety effort (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana Unified School District is launching a school safety measure with a COPS grant of nearly $500,000, awarded by the Department of Justice.
Source: HealthyCal    Date: January 3, 2012

Eleven people arrested in north Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Sheriff's Department's North-End Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested 11 people and seized drugs and firearms during a series of gang sweeps from Wednesday through Sunday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 3, 2012

Deadly shooting was gang-related, police say (Oceanside, CA): Police said Tuesday that the fatal shooting of 20-year-old man in Oceanside's Mesa Margarita neighborhood on Monday afternoon appeared to be gang-related, marking the third slaying in the neighborhood in the past eight months.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 3, 2012

Gang members arrested in Tanglewood area (Santa Maria, CA): Four gang members were arrested Friday after deputies with the Sheriff's Special Investigation Bureau stopped their vehicle in the Tanglewood area and reportedly found methamphetamine packaged for sales, gang indicators and a homemade weapon, the Sheriff's Department reported today.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 3, 2012

Vallejo police arrest four in drug, weapons cases (Vallejo, CA): Vallejo police Crime Suppression Unit have arrested four men, including three gang members, in two separate drug- and weapons-related incidents.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: January 2, 2012

Gang members aren't as visible, but some Modestans fear being targeted (Modesto, CA) : The fear was evident as a south Modesto resident talked with gang investigator Froilan Mariscal. She clearly does not feel safer two years after authorities began enforcing an injunction to reduce rampant gang activity in her neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 1, 2012

Since injunction, Modesto area gangs spend time outside home turf (Modesto, CA) : The Deep South Side Norteños' loyalty to its turf is a prime reason it was targeted for Stanislaus County's only gang injunction two years ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 1, 2012

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