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KHSD investigating whether photo violated anti-gang policy (San Jose, CA): The Kern High School District is investigating whether a Spring Fling Week celebration turned into a gang policy violation. Ten students were photographed twisting fingers into what appeared to be gang signs and sporting what looked like gang colors Thursday at an Independence High School dress-up event.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: April 11, 2014

County officials, state lawmakers launch anti-sex trafficking push (Los Angeles County, CA): Elected officials in Los Angeles County and the California Legislature are launching a new push to crack down on pimps who sell underage girls and boys for sex and the customers who purchase their services.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 11, 2014

Modesto police arrest two men in deadly shooting (Modesto, CA): Modesto police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with an apparent gang-related fatal shooting that happened nearly a month ago.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: April 10, 2014

Two stabbed; gang member arrested (Fallbrook, CA): A 19-year-old documented gang member suspected of stabbing two people in Fallbrook is to be arraigned Friday, following his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 10, 2014

San Rafael police name third suspect in restaurant shooting blitz (San Rafael, CA): A third suspect has been identified in connection with a shooting ambush last month at a restaurant in downtown San Rafael, police said Thursday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: April 10, 2014

Two gang members get life sentences in Visalia Mall shooting (Visalia, CA) : Two gang members were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for their role in a January 2012 shooting at the Visalia Mall, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 10, 2014

Officer cleared in gang member's killing (San Bernardino, CA): A San Bernardino police officer who killed a gang member in 2012 was returning fire in self defense, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 10, 2014

Sacramento struggles to understand its 'hybrid' gang problem as social media sparks local beefs (Sacramento, CA): Nine days before allegedly participating in an ambush of a music rival inside of Arden Fair mall—one that sparked a series of gang shootings across the city—south Sacramento rapper Donald “Lavish D” Oliver granted a rare interview to the Siccness, a website dedicated to hip-hop and the beefs that feed it.
Source: Sacramento News & Review    Date: April 10, 2014

Killer's confession: truth or bid to help gang pal? (Oakland, CA): A convicted double murderer asserted Thursday that he, not a fellow gang member, was the one who fired the shots that killed two men and injured several other people at a restaurant in Oakland's Jack London Square in 2011.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 10, 2014

Second arrest made in Norma Elizalde homicide (Santa Paula, CA) : A second arrest has been made in the Homicide of Norma Elizalde, who was tragically shot and killed by a stray bullet that was fired from outside her home by rival gang members
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: April 9, 2014

Fresno violence calms after police gang operation (Fresno, CA): A big gang operation by Fresno police has had a dramatic impact on violent crime in the city over the last week.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 9, 2014

Man suspected of gang activity arrested in Delano (Delano, CA): Law enforcement arrested a man in Delano suspected of gang activity Tuesday. Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team detectives, with the assistance from the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in the 1500 block of Almond Tree Way in Delano.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: April 9, 2014

Sweeping arrests target leaders of notorious Stockton gang (Stockton, CA): One of Stockton's most notorious gangs was the target of sweeping arrests Wednesday, police say. The Sutter Street Crips have been active around the area of California Street and Park Street, police say.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: April 9, 2014

Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force works to keep kids out of gangs (San Jose, CA): Concerns that fewer police officers will lead to gang wars and increased violence in sections of San Jose has many residents worried about safety. The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, however, is continuing to come up with various methods to prevent and suppress gang violence and get former gang members successfully re-entered into society.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 9, 2014

Accomplices in Novato gang shooting get 33 years to life in prison (Marin County, CA): A Marin County judge sentenced two men to 33 years to life in prison Wednesday for a gang-related Novato shooting that injured two victims, including one who was left a quadriplegic.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: April 9, 2014

Trial set in fatal Empire gang shooting (Modesto, CA): A judge on Tuesday scheduled a trial to start Jan. 5 for a defendant accused of shooting to death a 21-year-old man in Empire two years ago in what authorities have called gang retaliation.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 9, 2014

Oceanside man dies in likely gang shooting (Oceanside, CA): A 25-year-old man was shot to death in Oceanside in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said Wednesday.
Source: XETV SanDiego6 News    Date: April 9, 2014

Decrease in gang homicides questioned (San Diego, CA): The latest crime data released by San Diego Police Department shows a dramatic decrease in the number of gang-related homicides, but some said the figures are far from reality.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: April 8, 2014

LA sheriff candidate asked about 'gang' tattoo at debate (Los Angeles, CA): Tattooed, gang-like cliques inside the L.A. County Sheriff's Department have become an issue in the upcoming election for sheriff in the wake of an NBC report about an alleged group called the Banditos that is accused of pressuring female trainees for sex.
Source: NBC News    Date: April 7, 2014

DAs support anti-human trafficking bill (San Diego, CA): District attorneys from four counties, including San Diego, announced their support of a bill that seeks to streamline human trafficking prosecutions, thereby reducing some of the trauma to victims who testify in court and saving taxpayer dollars.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 7, 2014

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