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Three gang members sentenced in murder of Daly City cook (San Francisco, CA): Three MS-13 gang members were sentenced to 27 years in prison Wednesday morning for the 2010 murder of a cook in Daly City when they mistook him for a rival gang member, federal prosecutors said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 22, 2014

Detective: Defendants instilling fear in fatal Modesto park attack (Modesto, CA): An investigator on Wednesday testified that three defendants stabbed to death a teenager at a Modesto park because they were trying to instill fear on behalf of the Norteño street gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 22, 2014

HSI-led probe targets major Southern California drug trafficking network with gang ties (El Centro, CA): More than 400 federal, state and local law enforcement officials fanned out across Imperial County Tuesday to execute search warrants and arrest warrants stemming from a yearlong probe spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the El Centro Police Department targeting a major drug trafficking ring with ties to several transnational street gangs.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 22, 2014

Fresno gang member arrested on weapons charges (Fresno, CA): An ex-felon and Samson Street Gang member was arrested in southwest Fresno last week for having two handguns, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 21, 2014

Santa Rosa renaming anti-gang program (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa is renaming its decade-old gang prevention program to reflect the evolution of its mission and broaden the appeal of its programs. The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, which was formed in 2003 to address the root causes behind a surge in gang violence in the city, will now be called the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 21, 2014

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminal Gang Member (Calexico, CA): Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend a dangerous gang member from the “Sureno” criminal street gang. This makes a total of 23 gang members arrested this year. The man was illegally present in the United States at the time of his arrest.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 21, 2014

Family denies gang ties after daughter, 11, shot in home (Sacramento, CA): A family in Sacramento's Natomas neighborhood denied Sunday evening that it has any gang connections, following the drive-by shooting of the family's 11-year-old daughter.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: October 20, 2014

San Jose: Mayor's gang-violence claim underscores political fight for city's crime image (San Jose, CA): When Mayor Chuck Reed's office put out a news release boasting a staggering 70 percent decline in violent gang crimes since the start of the year, it raised eyebrows and expectedly drew the ire of the police union.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 20, 2014

Three arrested in Planada gang shootout (Planada, CA): Three people were arrested in connection with a weekend shootout and 12-mile vehicle chase between rival gangs that began in Planada, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Monday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 20, 2014

Gang member shot, wounded by Sanger police (Sanger, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Monday identified the man shot and wounded by a Sanger police officer as Phillip Ozuna, 30, of Del Rey.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 20, 2014

Arrested Mexican 'Sureno' Gang Member Admits to Stabbing Rival Gangsters (El Centro, CA): After U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Octavio Gonzalez-Ramirez Monday morning, the suspect admitted to having stabbed two members of the “Norteno” gang.
Source: Breitbart    Date: October 20, 2014

Three in custody after alleged gang shooting (Red Bluff, CA): Three Fresno men are in custody and several others are being sought after an alleged gang related shooting in downtown Red Bluff early Sunday morning.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: October 19, 2014

Red Bluff police apprehend some, search for others in alleged gang-related shooting (Red Bluff, CA): Red Bluff police apprehended three Fresno men early this morning on suspicion of a gang-related shooting on Main Street that didn’t injure anybody.
Source: The Record Searchlight    Date: October 19, 2014

31 youths netted in gang reduction curfew sweep (Orange County, CA): Nearly 200 officers from 19 county law enforcement agencies on Thursday night rounded up 31 youths who were out past curfew, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 18, 2014

Santa Cruz police probe gang ties in gun found at Mission Hill Middle School (Santa Cruz, CA): A week after a 13-year-old boy was found with a loaded handgun at Mission Hill Middle School, Santa Cruz police said they are probing potential gang motivations for bringing the weapon to campus.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 18, 2014

Teen arrested in fatal Escondido shooting (Escondido, CA): A 16-year-old gang member was behind bars Saturday in connection with a shooting in Escondido last month that left a 19-year-old man dead.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: October 18, 2014

Shooting outside Watsonville restaurant Friday likely gang motivated (Watsonville, CA): For the second weekend in a row, gunfire rang out just before midnight Friday outside a downtown Watsonville restaurant. Unlike the previous week's shooting, which left two dead and injured a third, there were no victims in Friday's shooting outside The Appleton Grill on the 400 block of Rodriguez Street, Watsonville Sgt. Michael Ridgway said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 18, 2014

Triple Shooting In San Pedro Leaves 1 Teen Critically Injured (San Pedro, CA): A teenage victim remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday from injuries sustained in a shooting that occurred in a shopping plaza last night.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: October 18, 2014

Tough love at call-in for gang members (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department's message to seven known gang members was blunt Wednesday night. "You're here today for a reason. You guys have all been identified as Westside Crips. All you guys know someone who's been shot within the last year," said BPD Lt. Jason Townsend.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: October 18, 2014

San Bernardino SMASH operation nets 120 arrests (San Bernardino, CA): Upland police pulled over a stolen car and were requesting backup but weren’t sure of their location. Over police radio, they said they were near a mountain with a “P” on it by a park.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 18, 2014

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