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Gang member sentenced in Arden Arcade shooting (Sacramento, CA): A man identified by prosecutors as a validated member of the Oak Park Blood gang has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for an offense related to a 2014 shooting in the Arden Arcade area.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 11, 2015

Drive-by killing result of rival gangs, prosecutors say (Oakland, CA): A rivalry between two East Oakland gangs is what led to the drive-by killing of an 18-year-old Oakland man just a half-block from an elementary school in 2013, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 11, 2015

Salinas support group founder launches ‘100 Mothers’ (Salinas, CA): Frank Alvarado Jr.’s death was a suicide by cop, his mother said Monday. That’s why, Delia Alvarado explained, she initially felt discomfited by the idea of joining A Time For Grieving and Healing. The Salinas-based support group connects mothers whose children were victims of gang violence.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: May 11, 2015

Alleged gang member arrested on gun charge (Santa Monica, CA): On May 2 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Santa Monica police officer was patrolling the area around the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue when he noticed a black pickup truck driving around with a vehicle code violation.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press    Date: May 9, 2015

Gang Conspiracy Case Decision Continued (San Diego, CA): A judge will hear more arguments Friday concerning controversial conspiracy charges against six defendants snared in a large ongoing gang case.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: May 8, 2015

Gang member convicted in 2013 murder (Bakersfield, CA): A Kern County jury on Friday convicted a man of charges that include first-degree murder and attempted murder for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: May 8, 2015

Pasco murder victim’s family faces suspect for first time (Pasco, CA): Maria Garcia barely could control her emotions inside a Franklin County courtroom when she came face to face with the man accused of shooting her son to death.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: May 8, 2015

No-contest plea in fatal gang shooting (Yuba County, CA): A teen charged in the shooting death of an Olivehurst man has pleaded no contest to a gang charge. Justin Woods, 17, who entered into the plea deal on Wednesday in Yuba County Superior Court, will receive a sentence of between 16 months and three years in prison for active participation in a criminal street gang that assists in felonious criminal conduct.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: May 8, 2015

7 suspects arrested for Tulare FoodsCo shooting (Tulare, CA): Tulare police said a fight early Wednesday evening inside the FoodsCo supermarket ended with two men shot appears to have been gang-related, but what led to that violence remains unclear.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 7, 2015

King City group works to solve city's violence problem (King City, CA): King City is typically known for the Salinas Valley Fair and as the second entrance to the Pinnacles. But recently it has been in the spotlight for gang violence.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 7, 2015

In Fresno, police focus on building relationships, not making arrests (Fresno, CA): The toddler had just finished having his face painted bright red and white when he barreled toward Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s broad-shouldered chief of police. Dyer, his bald head reddening after several hours in the sun, bent to catch the boy.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 7, 2015

Recent Violence Sparks Debate Over Gang Injunction ‘Tool’ (Los Angeles, CA): Former gang member Abraham Colunga recalls the morning he was arrested for violating an order prohibiting gang members from associating with other gang members.
Source: EGP News    Date: May 7, 2015

South county police agencies crack down on gang violence (Greenfield, CA): Four south Monterey County city police chiefs and sheriff's deputies met in Greenfield Wednesday to discuss the recent spike in violence in the area.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 6, 2015

Man convicted in shooting death of rival gang member in San Jose strip mall parking lot (San Jose, CA): A Hayward man has been convicted in the shooting death of a man in 2013 after two rival gangs ran into each other in a busy San Jose strip mall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 6, 2015

Long Beach PD arrest four men in gang-related murder last month (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach PD arrest four men in gang-related murder last month. The men were from Downey, Apple Valley, Palmdale, and Victorville.
Source: Orange County Breeze    Date: May 6, 2015

Police: 3 armed gang members arrested after chase (Merced, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested early Tuesday in Merced following a 95 mph vehicle pursuit and foot chase, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 5, 2015

Gang motives suspected in shooting of 16-year-old girl at Santa Rosa park (Santa Rosa, CA): A 16-year-old girl was wounded Monday night at a southwest Santa Rosa park in what police are describing as an unprovoked attack prompted by gang rivalries.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 5, 2015

Racketeering sentences in triple homicide case: Two acquitted of conspiracy in 2010 gang-related murder in South San Francisco (San Francisco, CA): Two men who were convicted of racketeering conspiracy but acquitted of conspiring in a 2010 gang-related triple murder in South San Francisco were sentenced in federal court in San Francisco Monday.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: May 5, 2015

Parlier Police Step Up Patrol After Three Teens Shot in Park (Parlier, CA): Three Parlier teenagers are recovering after being shot Sunday night at Parlier's Veteran Park. One of the victims, Jacob Padilla, is the son of City Councilmember Yolanda Padilla.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 4, 2015

Police: Man stabbed at Whittier’s Central Park in apparent gang-related incident (Whittier, CA): A man was stabbed Monday at Central Park in what appears to be a gang-related incident, Whittier police officials said.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 4, 2015

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