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Mexico native back in Bay Area for trial in ’09 killing (San Francisco, CA): A gang suspect appeared in U.S. District Court in San Francisco for the first time after he was extradited from Mexico on charges ranging from racketeering to the slaying of a college student in Daly City six years ago, prosecutors said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2015

California governor blocks parole for ex-Mexican Mafia gang leader (Sacramento, CA): Gov. Jerry Brown blocked parole for a former leader of the notorious Mexican Mafia prison gang who has turned on his former comrades and now aids law enforcement.
Source: FOX News    Date: February 21, 2015

A season of fear: Justice sought for victim in 2008 Monrovia gang slaying (Monrovia, CA): Two young people — Brandon Lee, 19, and Sammantha Salas, 16 — killed three days apart. Two families. One common goal. End the senseless violence, their parents begged the community, calling attention to the multiple killings in 2007 and 2008.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: February 21, 2015

Teen arrested in Desert Hot Springs in gang-related shooting (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Deputies arrested a 15-year-old boy around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Desert Hot Springs in connection with a gang-related shooting on Feb. 7 in the city, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 21, 2015

Man Shot in Salinas in Apparent Gang-Related Violence (Salinas, CA): A 33-year-old was injured this evening in Salinas in what police said is gang-related shooting. Police said officers responded at 9:27 p.m. to a residence in the area of Gardenia Circle and Lupin Drive on a report of a shooting.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: February 21, 2015

2 Gang Members Convicted In 2012 Murder Of Beloved Compton Youth Pastor (Los Angeles, CA): Officials said two gang members were convicted Friday for the murder in 2012 of a beloved Compton youth pastor in Venice.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: February 20, 2015

Santa Ana gang member gets life without parole for killing of 14-year-old rival (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced Friday to life in prison for stabbing a 14-year-old rival to death during a confrontation at a local park.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 20, 2015

7th man arrested for gang-related armed robberies (Coachella, CA): The chain of arrests continues in connection to multiple armed robberies that occurred throughout the Coachella Valley beginning in the summer of 2014. Jesus Parra, 18, is the seventh Coachella gang member taken into custody for allegedly taking part in the crimes.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 20, 2015

Cops testify in Roseville gang threats case tied to shoot-out (Roseville, CA): The preliminary hearing in a witness intimidation case against Antonio Duran — brother and gang associate of accused cop-shooter Sammy Duran — began Wednesday morning in a Roseville courtroom.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: February 20, 2015

Official: Lodi teen who was shot in head rejected gang intervention (Lodi, CA): Several times a year, Lodi boys at risk of joining a gang are taken to the state prison in Ione for serious discussions with hardened criminals. "We've had some successes, kids who've stepped away, and kids where it didn't take and we see where it led one of them," Lodi's Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention (GRIP) program spokesperson Joseph Wood said.
Source: KBET 10 News    Date: February 20, 2015

Salinas Nuestra Familia leader, top Norteno gang member sentenced to prison (Salinas, CA): A Nuestra Familia gang kingpin and his right-hand man were sentenced Friday morning, resolving two of the highest-ranking gang cases to ever hit Monterey County.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 20, 2015

Pomona gang member sentenced to death in gruesome 2009 murders (Pomona, CA): A member of the 12th Street gang convicted of multiple gruesome killings and kidnapping learned his fate Thursday in a Los Angeles County courtroom.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 20, 2015

Cutler shooter ends up in prison (Tulare County, CA): A man convicted of opening fire from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle was sentenced to prison. Pedro Becerra, a 22-year-old man described as an active criminal street gang member, pleaded no contest in December to attempted murder, firearm and gang charges for his role in a shooting that occurred May 1, 2011.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 19, 2015

Special Report: Clues your child could be mixed up in the wrong crowd (Salinas, CA): It’s the number one youth crime problem in many Central Coast cities – gangs. Recent studies show a student who isn’t reading at the level they should be by the third grade is six times more likely to drop out of high school, and a dropout is 63 times more likely to wind up behind bars. Now, community groups are renewing their efforts to reach those most vulnerable.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 19, 2015

Fresno police: Suspects arrested combat uptick in gang shootings (Fresno, CA): Eight gang-related shootings over the past 11 days in Fresno involved black gangs, and detectives recently solved three cases, which is helping to stem the trend of violence, Fresno police Lt. Mark Salazar said Thursday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 19, 2015

BPD arrests two for assault with a deadly weapon, alleged gang activity (Bakersfield, CA): Officers with the Bakersfield Police Department arrested two men in Central Bakersfield for allegedly participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: February 18, 2015

Boy’s Discovery Of Gun Leads To Gang Member’s Arrest (San Leandro, CA): An 11-year-old boy’s discovery of a loaded gun while he was walking to school in San Leandro led to the arrest of an alleged gang member for a shooting outside a bar last week, police said.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: February 18, 2015

Possible Oxnard Gang Activity May Be Linked To Robberies (Oxnard, CA): Two men have been detained after a number of potentially gang-related incidents that occurred throughout Oxnard on Wednesday.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: February 18, 2015

Man Arrested in 2009 Alleged Gang-Related Homicide Pleads Not Guilty (San Francisco, CA): A suspected gang member who has been charged with fatally shooting a man in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood in 2009 entered a not guilty plea in court today.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal    Date: February 17, 2015

Four arrests in gang-related shooting in Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA): Officers arrested four gang members early Monday morning in connection with the shooting of a home in the 600 block of Rosa Parks Road, according to Palm Springs police.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 17, 2015

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