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Investigators mine cell phones, social media for evidence of suspected robbers bragging online (Oakland, CA): Federal investigators say cell phones and social media websites provided a wealth of evidence against members of a Bay Area street gang accused of committing a string of brazen armed robberies, then bragging about the crimes online.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 16, 2014

Gang member hurt during violent Oceanside arrest (Oceanside, CA): A wanted gang member suffered a head injury during a struggle with officers in Oceanside Wednesday night. According to Oceanside police, at 6:20 p.m. 33-year-old John Rodriguez was spotted by officers near Libby Lake Park, in the 500 block of Calle Montecito.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: October 16, 2014

Rising crime rate rattles residents (Los Angeles, CA): Members of the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI joined with community members Saturday for a faith-based community impact initiative and clean up in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Wave    Date: October 16, 2014

16-month gang investigation leads to arrest of Santa Barbara man at Mexican border (Santa Barbara, CA): A Santa Barbara man who police say is involved in a gang is in custody, after he was arrested while trying to cross the Mexican border. Edgar Cordova, 29, was arrested in San Diego for conspiracy to commit extortion for the benefit of a criminal street gang. Police said Cordova, along with the others, tried to take money from Santa Barbara County residents on behalf of the Mexican Mafia.
Source: KSBY News    Date: October 16, 2014

Gang member arrested in northeast Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting in northeast Fresno in September, Fresno police Sgt. Jerardo Chamalbide reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 15, 2014

Watsonville teens promote peace against gang violence (Watsonville, CA): Residents in Watsonville are calling for peace and unity during a time of crisis. Hundreds of people gathered at a local middle school on Wednesday, looking for answers and solutions after recent violence. A community forum was particularly important following a deadly shooting last Friday.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 15, 2014

Prosecutor: Slaying of 4-year-old Watsonville girl 'most tragic kind of case' (Watsonville, CA): A gangster was shooting at another man when a 4-year-old girl, Jaelyn Marie Zavala, was shot in the crossfire, Watsonville police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 15, 2014

Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms (San Diego, CA): One of the leaders of a violent drug gang in San Diego County that kidnapped, tortured and killed victims in its quest for money was sentenced Tuesday to back-to-back terms of life in prison without of parole.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2014

Fifty-Two Members and Associates of San Bernardino Street Gang Targeted in Federal Drug Trafficking Indictment (Riverside, CA) : After a federal grand jury issued a 90-page indictment, federal and state authorities today arrested 21 of 52 defendants linked to San Bernardino’s largest gang on narcotics-trafficking charges that allege numerous transactions involving methamphetamine and heroin.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 14, 2014

Silver Star called anti-truancy model (Salinas, CA): The way Guadalupe Ceja sees it, there's just too much drama in regular high school. All the girls seem to talk about is who's dating who, who's wearing what, who's looking at you with attitude.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 14, 2014

Displaced by violence, kids land in Monterey County (Monterey County, CA): Fleeing brutal gang violence and other threats in their Central American communities, more than 70 children have been temporarily placed with sponsors in Monterey County, and local organizations are rallying to provide the young refugees with legal representation during their immigration process.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 14, 2014

6th Suspect Arrested In 2009 Gang-Related Stabbing Death (Oxnard, CA): Officers Monday announced the arrest of a sixth suspect accused in a gang-related 2009 stabbing death. According to the Oxnard Police Department, Francisco Martinez Barrera of Oxnard was arrested Sunday while in custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: October 13, 2014

5 people shot to death within 4 hours in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Five people were killed within four hours Saturday, and now, Stockton police are investigating these shooting deaths as three separate homicide cases, officers said Sunday.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: October 13, 2014

Seven arrested in gang suppression operation in Greenfield, Gonzales (Salinas, CA): The Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City Police Departments participated in a Cal-Grip gang suppression operation on Friday. The operation targeted gang participants who are engaging a pattern of criminal activity which jeopardized the health, safety and security of community residents.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 13, 2014

Salinas gang members arrested with guns, firearms (Salinas, CA): Over a two-day period, the Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit picked up gang members with guns and drugs, police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 13, 2014

Gang members suspected of vandalizing Santa Rosa school vending machine (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 members of a Santa Rosa-area street gang suspected of destroying an elementary school vending machine before they were found at the school eating the contents, according to a sheriff’s official Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 13, 2014

Richmond gang members sentenced in killing (Martinez, CA): Two Richmond gang members who accepted plea bargains were sentenced Friday in the 2012 shooting death of a San Pablo man.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 10, 2014

52 Members and Associates of San Bernardino Street Gang Targeted in Federal Drug Trafficking Indictment (Riverside, CA): After a federal grand jury issued a 90-page indictment, federal and state authorities today arrested 21 of 52 defendants linked to San Bernardino's largest gang on narcotics-trafficking charges that allege numerous transactions involving methamphetamine and heroin.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: October 10, 2014

County receives $3M grant for gang violence prevention (Monterey County, CA): Like Christmas, grant funding fell on Salinas and Monterey County earlier this month. Days after $17.2 million in federal funding was announced in Salinas, the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board announced a $3 million grant to partner with the Youth Ambassadors for Peace program.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 10, 2014

Gang member gets 80 years to life in Santa Ana bakery shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who killed another man in an execution-style shooting at a crowded Santa Ana bakery was sentenced to prison Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 10, 2014

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