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L.A.’s Summer Night Lights program focuses on at-risk youth (Los Angeles, CA): To encourage family fun and fight gang violence, dozens of parks across Los Angeles will keep the candle burning beginning Wednesday night. “It’s definitely been helping to stabilize the community, reduce crime while giving needed jobs as well as vocation training,” said Adrienne Newsom, president and CEO of the Gang Reduction and Youth Development Foundation, a nonprofit that helps fund the $6.4-million program now in its eighth year.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 23, 2015

‘Blood coming from his nose,’ widow testifies in gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A woman whose husband was struck and killed by stray gunfire outside their home in Pasadena on Christmas Day 2012 testified Monday that she heard what she initially thought was fireworks and then saw her husband on the ground.
Source:    Date: June 22, 2015

Closing arguments begin in trial of gang member charged with murder (Bakersfield, CA): Spencer Rogers was so proud of killing a rival gang member he rapped songs and made up riddles about the shooting, prosecutors say. Gunning down Kevin McMahan as he drove along Highway 58 helped Rogers “earn his stripes” as a member of the Country Boy Crips criminal street gang, Deputy District Attorney David McKillop said. He said Rogers’ girlfriend told investigators he would even shout “die little Kev-Mac” as he played video games.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 22, 2015

MAGEC cracks down on gangs in wake of violent shootings in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Local law enforcement agencies are working together to target gang members across Fresno County this weekend. The Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) held a briefing Saturday afternoon before hitting the streets.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 20, 2015

Santa Rosa barbecue aims to build bridges between police, residents (Santa Rosa, CA): Jose Olivares, 12, lives in Puerta Villa, a housing complex in the West Ninth neighborhood of Santa Rosa which has experienced frequent gang violence that residents are often wary of reporting to police. But Friday night, Olivares and dozens of other kids poured out of their apartments, unafraid, to listen to a local band and eat free burgers served up by Santa Rosa police officers.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: June 19, 2015

Homeboy Industries linked to Mexican Mafia racketeering case; organization responds (Los Angeles, CA): Nearly two dozen members of three Northeast Los Angeles gangs united by the Mexican Mafia have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering, extorting money from drug sellers and conspiring to kill rivals.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 19, 2015

Burst of gun violence in Fresno: 4 shootings in 28 hours (Fresno, CA): Fresno is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of shootings, at least over the last couple days. Four people have been shot in four separate incidents.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 18, 2015

Delhi man and teen arrested for gang murder (Delhi, CA): A spate of gang violence in Delhi led to the death of a 23-year-old man and the arrest of two suspects on murder charges, including a 16-year-old boy.
Source: The Turlock Journal    Date: June 18, 2015

San Rafael gang member gets 22-year sentence in shooting at restaurant (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael gang member was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Thursday for a restaurant shooting that partially paralyzed the victim. Victor Alexis Deleon, 21, received the sentence under a plea agreement with the prosecution.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: June 18, 2015

Third arrest made in connection with Napa shooting (Napa, CA): A third suspect was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting incident last month.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: June 17, 2015

MoCo DA gang unit will go on despite loss of task force (Salinas, CA): Officials with the Monterey County District Attorney's gang unit said they will continue their work, even after the Monterey County Gang Task Force is shut down on July 1. Instead of getting cases directly from the task force, they will likely come from police departments individually.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 16, 2015

Child finds loaded gun in wake of gang fight outside Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A 4-year-old found a loaded semi-automatic handgun Monday evening on a sidewalk on the southwestern outskirts of Santa Rosa, in an area where deputies were investigating a suspected gang fight, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: June 16, 2015

2 Oxnard gang members arrested in connection with firearm (Oxnard, CA): Two Oxnard gang members were arrested Tuesday in connection with a firearm, officials said. Officers in Oxnard police’s special enforcement unit were working about 2:45 p.m. near Pleasant Valley Road and Cloyne Street when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 16, 2015

South L.A.-Area Shooting That Left Man Dead, Child Struck by Glass Was Gang Related: Investigators (Los Angeles, CA): A shooting that left one man dead, a second man wounded, and a child struck by shattered glass outside a liquor store in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood Sunday night was determined to be gang related, the Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
Source: KTLA News    Date: June 15, 2015

Two men arrested in connection with Napa shooting incident (Napa, CA): Two Napa men face allegations of attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident last month. Napa Police announced Monday afternoon it will pursue charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and gang participation charges against Jose Manuel Alcala, 23, and 18-year-old Valentin Michael Sanchez.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: June 15, 2015

Monterey County Gang Task Force to dissolve (Salinas, CA): In a little over two weeks, the Monterey County Gang Task Force will be no more. That’s word from the Gang Task Force Steering Committee, who met Monday afternoon.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Police initiative tackles gang violence (Stockton, CA): A multiagency law enforcement task force over the weekend made 36 arrests and confiscated guns and drugs in an effort to curb ongoing gang violence in Stockton.
Source: The Record    Date: June 15, 2015

South County law enforcement agencies join forces to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Monterey County Sheriffs Department announced Monday morning that agencies in South County will join forces to fight gang crime. The new team is being called The South County Violence Suppression Collaboration. These meetings among all the South County cities and sheriff's office has already started and they said it is already fighting gang violence in South Monterey County.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Gang sweep nets 45 arrests (Yucaipa, CA): San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials arrested 45 people as part of an eight-hour gang sweep in Yucaipa Friday, June 12.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 13, 2015

CA Excessive-Force Claim Faces Investigation (Salinas, CA): The Monterey County District Attorney's Office will investigate whether Salinas Police Department officers used excessive force arresting a gang member who was beating his mother and dragging her into a busy street.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: June 12, 2015

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