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Gang member once facing life will instead go free, as jailhouse informant battles derail another case (Orange County, CA): A gang member facing a potential life sentence for attempting to kill a Santa Ana rival instead will go free next year, another prosecution setback following revelations about a secret network of jailhouse snitches.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 20, 2015
http://www.ocregister.com/...

Gang violence victims share their pain with students (Seaside, CA): Police officers, former gang members and people hurt by gang violence spoke at Seaside High School Friday for the Youth Peace Summit. The goal: to make students think twice about getting involved with gang activity.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 20, 2015
http://www.ksbw.com/...

Gang member sentenced to 100 years to life in 2012 killing of church deacon (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced this month to 100 years to life in prison for killing a 25-year-old deacon outside a church in Westlake, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 20, 2015
http://homicide.latimes.com/...

1 jailed in second Avenal gang sweep (Avenal, CA): Authorities continued in their efforts to find leads in the recent gang-related shooting death of an Avenal teen by conducting additional probation searches within the city.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: March 20, 2015
http://hanfordsentinel.com/...

Gang Members Who Fled, Fired on San Bruno Cops Acquitted of Most Serious Charges (San Bruno, CA): A Norteno gang member who exchanged gunfire with San Bruno police while fleeing from a traffic stop in 2012 was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an officer, but he and two co-defendants were acquitted of prosecutors’ charges that they were on their way to commit a murder when they fled, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: SanBrunoPatch    Date: March 20, 2015
http://patch.com/...

3 Killed, 4 Hurt in Shooting at California Convenience Store (Stockton, CA): Three people were killed and four people were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting at a Northern California convenience store that one official called one of the worst mass shootings in the city's recent history.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: March 19, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/...

The DA and a vague state anti-gang law (San Diego, CA): For a second time, a local judge has ruled against District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ unprecedented use of a state law to try to imprison alleged gang members for crimes they did not commit.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 19, 2015
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

Pico Rivera agencies collaborate to prevent, reduce gang violence (Whittier, CA): Pico Rivera, El Rancho Unified School District and the Sheriff’s Department have agreed to partner together to prevent and reduce gang violence in the city. The collaboration is a three-year grant program to create and implement a prevention, suppression and intervention plan through each agency to deter and decrease not only gang activities, but also any other negative behavior.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 19, 2015
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/...

Community and City Reach Out to Known Gang Members in Stockton (Stockton, CA): As the City of Stockton deals with one of the worst shootings in its history, officials outline their goals and share how they’re proactively reaching out to known gang members. Officers visited the neighborhood where the drive by shooting took place but reaching out to some residents proved to be challenging.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: March 18, 2015
http://fox40.com/...

Modesto man is sentenced in shootings of rival gang members (Modesto, CA): A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years and four months in prison for a series of 2010 shootings targeting Modesto homes associated with rival gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: March 18, 2015
http://www.modbee.com/...

Avenal gang sweep leads to arrest (Hanford, CA): A man police say is a known gang member is in custody following a probation sweep conducted by the Avenal Police Department late last week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: March 17, 2015
http://hanfordsentinel.com/...

Chief: Gang-Related Gunfire Injured 2 Los Angeles Officers (Los Angeles, CA): Police Chief Charlie Beck says a shooting that left two officers with minor injuries in South Los Angeles was gang-related. Beck said Tuesday that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing feud between two prominent street gangs in the area known for violence and drug sales.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: March 17, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/...

Two shootings leave two dead, police say at least one is gang related (Sand City, CA): Gunfire rang out two nights in a row on the Monterey peninsula this weekend, leaving two men dead and one injured.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.ksbw.com/...

San Diego judge drops charge against rap singer in gang case (San Diego, CA): A San Diego judge Monday dropped conspiracy charges against a rap singer accused of belonging to a violent street gang whose members are facing charges of attempted murder and other offenses.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/...

Teen gang member charged in stabbing death of 15-year-old (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old reputed gang member was charged Monday with capital murder and robbery in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old Cabrillo High School student who was targeted while walking home from school.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: March 16, 2015
http://mynewsla.com/...

Valley Fair mall assault probed by gang unit (San Jose, CA): A 17-year-old boy remains in the hospital in serious condition after he was brutally attacked by two men who prodded him about gang affiliations in a parking lot outside Westfield Valley Fair mall last week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 15, 2015
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

Rallies say gang conspiracy case unfair (San Diego, CA): On the steps of the downtown San Diego courthouse one day last month, dozens of people stood behind two young men in a public display of solidarity. Many in the crowd were family members and friends of Brandon Duncan and Aaron Harvey who’ve packed courtrooms for months as the controversial gang conspiracy prosecutions against the two men and many others have moved through the legal system.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 14, 2015
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

Salinas gang member shot dead, another wounded (Salinas, CA): One Salinas resident was killed and another was treated for a gunshot wound on Saturday in what are being investigated as gang-related incidents that occurred early Saturday.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: March 14, 2015
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

Five San Jose teens charged as adults in alleged gang-related murder (San Jose, CA): Five juveniles, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged as adults in the gang-related homicide of a man shot early Saturday near an elementary school in San Jose, according to San Jose police.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 13, 2015
http://wn.ktvu.com/...

Jail, probation for suspected Antioch gang member who was reportedly looking to shoot rivals (Antioch, CA): A suspected gang member who was intercepted by police last month while reportedly armed and on the prowl for rival gang members has been sentenced to jail and probation, court records show.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 12, 2015
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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