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Leader of Oxnard gang Luis Manuel Tapia found guilty (Oxnard, CA): In a verdict issued Friday night, Luis Manuel Tapia, leader of the Oxnard-based Colonia Chiques street gang and a validated associate of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, was found guilty of 26 federal charges, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Source: SCPR News    Date: September 15, 2014

Gang Members Busted In Fresno After Beating Video Goes Viral (Fresno, CA): A 15 year-old is just one of three people arrested after a video of gang members taunting and beating a woman went viral. Police say media coverage helped catch two others. One gang member is still running from police.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: September 15, 2014

Watsonville stabbing from 2009 to proceed to trial (Santa Cruz, CA): A man allegedly found hiding in a Watsonville shed with a bloody knife and sweatshirt in 2009 will stand trial on gang-related stabbing charges, a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: September 15, 2014

Mentor, leadership program expanding (San Diego, CA): A leadership and mentoring program that steers kids away from gangs and encourages positive decision-making is expanding to San Diego after operating for more than a decade in North County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 14, 2014

Judge reduces life sentence of Redwood City man who killed gang member when he was 17 (Redwood City, CA): Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a former Redwood City gang member convicted of committing murder when he was 17 years old may get out of prison someday instead of languishing there for the rest of his life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 13, 2014

Eighteen arrested in North County gang sweep (North San Diego County, CA): Law enforcement agents arrested 18 gang members and seized drugs and a gun during an overnight probation compliance sweep in San Marcos that began Friday night, Sept. 12 and ended today.
Source: The Village News    Date: September 13, 2014

San Marcos gang sweep nets drugs, gun, 18 suspects (San Marcos, CA): Law enforcement agents arrested 18 gang members and seized drugs and a gun during an overnight probation compliance sweep in San Marcos that ended Saturday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: September 13, 2014

Los Angeles gang-related car-to-car shooting injures 1 (Los Angeles, CA): Gang members issued a challenge, then shot a man in a car-to-car shooting early today in the Pico Union District, and police said the victim has a bullet graze his head.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: September 13, 2014

2 Men, 4 Juveniles Arrested in Gang-Related Assaults (Santa Maria, CA): Two men and four juveniles, all of Santa Maria, have been arrested in connection with two gang-related assaults against one victim.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 13, 2014

10 Arrested In Sweep Targeting Leaders Of Notorious Stockton Gang (Stockton, CA): Police say that one Stockton’s most violent gangs was the target of a sweep that resulted in nearly a dozen arrests Wednesday.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: September 11, 2014

Bulldog gang members under pressure to ID women in videoed assault (Fresno, CA): Bulldog gang members are being pressured to give up three women suspected of an assault on another woman, who was forced to strip naked on a social media video that went viral, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 11, 2014

Suspected gang member pleads not guilty to burglary, obstructing an officer (Hesperia, CA): A suspected gang member accused of burglarizing the Hesperia Wal-Mart store has pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and obstructing a peace officer charges, court records show.
Source: Hesperia Star    Date: September 11, 2014

Harbor Gateway gang members sentenced for Torrance tagger shooting (Torrance, CA): Two Harbor Gateway gang members have been sentenced to long prison terms for their roles in a shooting that wounded a tagger at a busy Torrance intersection, police and prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: September 11, 2014

Police: 16-year-old boy hurt in gang-related shooting in Garden Grove (Garden Grove, CA): A 16-year-old boy was shot and injured in what police are investigating as a gang-related attack in a Garden Grove neighborhood.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 11, 2014

Gang suspect ordered to stand trial in 2 murder cases (Merced, CA): A 22-year-old suspected gang member from Merced was ordered to stand trial Wednesday for separate homicides, one that occurred 2011 and another in 2012.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: September 10, 2014

Man shot to death on Santa Ana sidewalk ID'd (Santa Ana, CA): A 24-year-old man shot to death on a Santa Ana sidewalk late Sunday has been identified in what police are investigating as a gang-related attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 9, 2014

Gang member gets death penalty for 2004 murders of Whittier man and Rowland Heights man (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old gang member on Monday was sentenced to death for killing a Rowland Heights man and a Pasadena City College student while committing a series of robberies in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier ten years ago.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

Santa Rosa man denied parole in 1997 gang shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man serving life in prison for attempting to kill four rival gang members in a 1997 shooting was denied parole by the California Board of Prisons, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 9, 2014

Fresno Woman Attacked by Gang Members, Stripped of Clothing (Fresno, CA): The disturbing attack of a Fresno woman is caught on camera. It happened in Central Fresno, near Pleasant and Dakota, Saturday. Police say a young woman was beaten, stripped and robbed of her clothes by bulldog gang members. The video was then posted to social media.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: September 9, 2014

Another MS-13 Gang Member Apprehended in El Centro Border Sector (San Diego, CA): Gang tattoos have tipped off U.S. Border Patrol to the MS-13 affiliation of an El Salvadorian national apprehended in the El Centro section of the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, marking the 22nd member of the deadly gang caught in the El Centro Sector this year.
Source: Breitbart    Date: September 9, 2014

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