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Judge Rules Injunction Permanent Against Santa Ana's Townsend Street Gang (Santa Ana, CA): Family, friends and community activists washed cars Sunday in SanTana to raise funds for the funeral of Angel Arellano. The 17-year-old had been named in a temporary gang injunction against Townsend Street and police say he was slain by gunfire just inside its safety zone.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: January 21, 2015

Fresno gang member sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2008 drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Six years ago, promising Washington Union football player Dante Smith and his friend, Dashawn Roland, were seriously wounded in gang violence in southwest Fresno. At the time, Police Chief Jerry Dyer described Dante, then 17, and 15-year-old Dashawn, as good students and innocent bystanders to a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 20, 2015

Suspected gang member injures 3 in Santa Ana with single shotgun blast (Santa Ana, CA): Three men were injured early Tuesday after a suspected gang member drove up to them near a Santa Ana strip mall and fired a single shotgun blast, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 20, 2015

Gang-related sex trafficking in crosshair of L.A. County District Attorney (Los Angeles County, CA): District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday that her office has launched an effort to try to put an end to commercial sex trafficking, calling it the fastest-growing trend among criminal street gangs in Los Angeles County.
Source:    Date: January 20, 2015

Chess-like game aimed at showing kids dangers of gang life (Bakersfield, CA): It looks like chess, except without the traditional pieces. In their place are the "little homie," the "big homie," a "hustler," a "baller," a "kingpin," and a "queenpin." It’s called "Caught Up, The Intervention Game." The game is played exactly like chess, except that it also teaches the players about the dangers of gang violence.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: January 20, 2015

Steps Toward Peace: Oakland's tradition of fighting youth violence (Oakland, CA): Teens on Target. East Oakland Youth Development Center. Youth Alive. Urban Peace Movement. Silence the Violence. East Bay Asian Youth Center. Youth Uprising. Khadafy Foundation. United Roots. The Mentoring Center. That's just a sampling of the numerous youth development and violence prevention programs established in Oakland over the years.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: January 19, 2015

Three Men Injured in Suspected Gilroy Gang-Related Fight with Two Teens (Gilroy, CA): Two teen boys were arrested Sunday in a suspected gang-related fight in Gilroy where one man was stabbed and two men received head injuries, police said today.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: January 19, 2015

Fresno girl, 9, dies as innocent victim in gang drive-by gunfire (Fresno, CA): A 9-year-old girl who died after being hit by gunfire appears to be the latest victim of Fresno gang violence, police Chief Jerry Dyer said Monday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 18, 2015

2 brothers sentenced in killing on high school campus (Reseda, CA): Two brothers who authorities say are members of a street gang have been sentenced for killing an 18-year-old man on a high school campus.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 16, 2015

Judge gives 52-to-life in teen gang slaying (San Diego, CA): At age 25, Gerardo Tovar and some teenagers got drunk together and decided to drive into Shelltown and kill the first rival gang member they would find.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 16, 2015

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in East Palo Alto gang indictment (Redwood City, CA): Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for any of the 11 defendants indicted last March for crimes stemming from their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 16, 2015

SPPD: Judge sentences SP gang (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula gang member was sentenced by a Ventura County Superior Court Judge to 16 years in prison on charges related to assault with a deadly weapon and street terrorism, less than the maximum sentence but more than the minimum.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: January 16, 2015

Gang-crime wave swamps Salinas, 2 injured Thursday (Salinas, CA): Just two weeks in 2015, Salinas has seen 10 shootings and four homicides, and police say most are gang-related. Of the four homicides this year, three appear to be linked to gang activity, Salinas Sgt. Jeffrey Gibson said. Police have increased patrols in areas where certain factions are known to be involved.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 16, 2015

Fresno police: Operation helped put a stop to gang retaliation (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say a recent gang operation was not only successful in driving down crime, but it can be duplicated at a moment's notice.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 16, 2015

Seaside City Council OKs $542K in police hires (Seaside City, CA): Seaside City Council responded to citizen complaints Thursday night by approving spending $542,000 to hire three new cops, City Clerk Lesley Milton confirmed Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 16, 2015

Wounded Fresno girl fought for life after gang shooting (Fresno, CA): Marina Talamantez had a dream for herself and her family. “Mom, I want to help you get us out of the ’hood,” she would tell her mother, Renee Talamantez, at the home they shared with seven siblings on College Avenue near Belmont Avenue, a gritty neighborhood in central Fresno with a high crime rate and a strong gang presence.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 15, 2015

Third defendant gets prison time in Sutter County stabbing (Sutter County, CA): The last of three co-defendants was sentenced Wednesday for his role in a 2011 fatal gang-related stabbing in Sutter. Hector Alvaro Baca, 34, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter with a gang enhancement and participation in a criminal street gang in Sutter County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: January 15, 2015

City of Long Beach Receives $1.5M CalGRIP Anti-Gang Grant (Long Beach, CA): The City of Long Beach announced Thursday morning that it has been awarded a grant to support anti-gang efforts and prevent the victimization of at-risk female youth for the seventh year in a row. The city is one of 20 cities to receive this grant.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: January 15, 2015

Feds warn gangs, other criminals behind counterfeiting industry (San Francisco, CA): Did you get a counterfeit purse for Christmas or maybe a pair of fake designer jeans? Whether you know it or not, that purchase may be supporting gangs and other criminal elements to a tune of an estimated half a trillion dollars a year.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: January 15, 2015

City of Lodi to fund anti-gang program through June (Lodi, CA): Patrol officer Ryan LaRue put the pedal to the metal as a suspect fled on foot through a backyard across the street from Hale Park.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: January 15, 2015

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