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50 years in mistaken identity killing of teen (Alhambra, CA): A Southern California woman has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the gang-related mistaken identity shooting death of a teenager in 2005.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 22, 2011

Fifth suspect in Dec. 13 stabbing arrested in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A Redwood City man was arrested in Southern California Thursday, the fifth teenager to be arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Redwood City earlier this month, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: December 22, 2011

Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park (Glasell Park, CA): Police were looking Thursday for a gunman who killed another man in an apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 22, 2011

Los Angeles uses multi-pronged approach to reduce gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Some of the more notorious gangs originated in Los Angeles, like the Crips and Bloods. L.A. has a long history of gangs and gang violence, and some of the gangs from L.A. have taken hold in Memphis.
Source: WKNO 91.1 News    Date: December 22, 2011

'Mean looks' led to Fresno slayings by gang members, police say (Fresno, CA): "Mean looks" between groups of teens Tuesday night sparked a confrontation that led to the shooting deaths of two teens, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 22, 2011

Gang tattoo removal a growing trend (San Francisco, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureno, which is what Pulido used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: December 22, 2011

Sacramento gang task force to focus on prevention, intervention (Sacramento, CA) : In another sign that officials are shifting the way they go after the region's gangs, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday his gang task force will turn much of its focus toward prevention and intervention tactics.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 21, 2011

Jury deadlocks on murder charge in gang-related death (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday on the principal charge in the trial of a Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman, but convicted him of other felonies.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: December 21, 2011

Gang leader gets 19 years (San Jose, CA): A Salinas man who was a top target of the Operation Knockout gang takedown in 2010 was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: December 21, 2011

Two plead guilty in 'Operation Garlic Press' anti-gang effort (Santa Clara County, CA): The first two defendants in what has been nicknamed "Operation Garlic Press" have entered guilty pleas to drug charges, which could land them maximum prison terms of 20 years apiece, according from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 21, 2011

Suspects plead not guilty in gang homicide (Watsonville, CA) : Four men accused in the gang-motivated slaying of a Watsonville teenager pleaded not guilty to charges in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: December 20, 2011

Santa Rosa man convicted in gang-related killing (Santa Rosa, CA): A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man was convicted Tuesday of the 2009 fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man during an attack fueled by rival gang affiliations, Sonoma County District Attorney's officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 20, 2011

Gang-related stabbing in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was injured in a gang-related stabbing Tuesday in the Eastside neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 20, 2011

Programs fight gang enrollment in SLO County (Paso Robles, CA): O­ne by one, five freshman boys filed into a small conference room at Paso Robles High School, dropped their backpacks and eased into oversized leather chairs.
Source: The Tribune    Date: December 19, 2011

Police investigate gang angle in shooting of teen on Marina Boulevard (San Leandro, CA) : San Leandro police are investigating whether there is a gang connection to a shooting that occurred Friday on the 2100 block of Marina Boulevard, leaving an 18-year-old Hayward man with a bullet hole in his right hand.
Source: SanLeandroPatch    Date: December 19, 2011

Santa Maria police arrest last suspect in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police said today they have arrested the last of four suspects in a gang-related fatal stabbing earlier this month.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: December 19, 2011

Gang member sentenced to 155 years for killing student at homecoming football game (Long Beach, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to 155 years in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old honor student after a homecoming football game at a Long Beach high school.
Source: FOX News    Date: December 19, 2011

Merced County Jail set to receive gang members (Merced County, CA): A recent decision by officials at the sheriff's department to move dozens of Norteno gangsters to the Main Jail has correctional officers worried about violent outbreaks at the facility -- but some think the change will improve safety.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 19, 2011

SLO County fights gang activity in response to fatal Oceano shooting (Paso Robles, CA): The shooting happened without warning. In an instant, as darkness fell on an Oceano street corner, a gun was fired, a 17-year-old boy was felled by a bullet, and a community was left reeling.
Source: The Tribune    Date: December 18, 2011

Homicide total at 11, with many unsolved (Santa Cruz, CA): After a weekend of back-to-back homicides, Santa Cruz County is poised to close out 2011 with 11 homicides, four of which remain unsolved. That’s a decrease from 2010, which finished out with 15 deaths listed as homicides.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 18, 2011

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