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Nearly 300 arrested in Fresno police gang operation (Fresno, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in a massive city wide gang operation aimed at targeting Fresno's most violent criminals. The chief says police haven't seen this type of crime increase in years. Officers are hitting the streets and while they've got a long way to go they say they've made some good progress.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 10, 2014

Compton Community Desperate for Peace After Teen's Shooting (Compton, CA): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Compton Sunday afternoon has some in the community claiming racial tensions have continued to pour onto city streets, while his family and friends searched for answers.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 9, 2014

LAPD detectives solve two homicides in Wilmington, arrest four suspected gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected gang members who allegedly roamed rival territory looking for someone to kill have been charged with shooting an innocent 18-year-old Wilmington man to death as he rode his bicycle into their path, an investigator said Tuesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 9, 2014

3 jailed in Atwater vehicle attack are gang members, police say (Atwater, CA): Three men, described by police as known gang members, were arrested earlier this week in Atwater after they allegedly attacked a vehicle with a child inside, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 9, 2014

14-year-old being tried as adult could get 21 years to life in attempted murder (San Jose, CA): A 14-year-old male gang member being tried as an adult in the stabbing of a teen boy in San Jose on Nov. 17 could face a prison sentence of 21 years to life, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 8, 2014

Stockton Violence Prevention Office Geared Toward Curbing City’s History Of Gangs, Homicides (Stockton, CA): Stockton’s newly created Office of Violence Prevention is the first of its kind in the country. The goal is to put a stop to the city’s long history of gangs and homicides.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: December 8, 2014

Co-leader of South Los Angeles gang gets 6 years in prison (Los Angeles, CA): The co-leader of a Mexican Mafia-controlled gang that operated in a South Los Angeles neighborhood was sentenced Monday to six years behind bars. Aaron Soto, 42, pleaded guilty last year to federal charges of racketeering conspiracy and possession of a firearm for use in a crime of violence.
Source:    Date: December 8, 2014

Suspects in Santa Rosa drive-bys arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): The Santa Rosa Police Department has announced the arrest of two juveniles suspected of a series of drive-by shootings in the city last week, police said.
Source: Bay City News    Date: December 7, 2014

Fresno police anti-gang operation makes 44 arrests, seizes seven weapons (Fresno, CA): The third day of Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer’s citywide gang operation was a busy one, with officers making 44 felony arrests on Friday, seizing seven guns and investigating one gang-related shooting in the increased crackdown on violence.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 6, 2014

Gang Member Sentenced To Life In Prison For Fatal Shooting Of Toddler, Uncle (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a 2-year-old boy and the child’s uncle in South LA three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: December 5, 2014

A family's reward for avoiding gangs? How about a new car (Irvine, CA): The family of a successful participant in a law-enforcement led gang intervention program was rewarded with a brand-new car on Friday, during an event that drew more than 150 at-risk kids to Ford’s Orange County headquarters.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 5, 2014

Jury convicts trio of murder for 2012 Gridley gang shooting (Oroville, CA): A jury has convicted three men of second-degree murder for a 2012 vehicle-to-vehicle shooting in Gridley. The Butte County Superior Court jury also found Friday that the Oct. 1, 2012, shooting that killed Alonzo Robles-Morales, 18, was gang-related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: December 5, 2014

Watsonville police looking for clues, ties between recent violence (Watsonville, CA): More than a week after a Watsonville teen was gunned down on the eve of Thanksgiving, police are still searching for suspects and clues amid thick gang tensions.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 5, 2014

Teenager shot in gang clash in Atwater (Atwater, CA): A teenager remained in critical condition Thursday, a day after he was shot in the head during an apparent gang confrontation, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 4, 2014

Dozens protest gang conspiracy cases (San Diego, CA): The first-time use of a gang conspiracy law against dozens of alleged gang members sparked a protest over freedom of speech in front of the downtown Superior courthouse Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 4, 2014

Feds: Mexican Mafia drug ring busted (San Diego, CA): Seven people, including the last known Mexican Mafia gang member believed to be living outside of prison in the county, have been charged in a drug trafficking conspiracy that included plans to kill three people, the FBI said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 4, 2014

Rapper pleads not guilty in gang conspiracy case (San Diego, CA): A rapper with gang ties charged in San Diego under a conspiracy law that allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from or promote crimes committed by other gang members pleaded not guilty Thursday and had his trial set for next month.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: December 4, 2014

Livingston official calls bullet found near home gang threat (Livingston, CA): A Livingston planning commissioner filed a police report this week after he claims to have found an assault rifle bullet near his front door.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 4, 2014

More gang violence as shots fired into Fresno home; no one injured (Fresno, CA): A night of gang violence reached a climax late Wednesday night when a group of people fired numerous shots into a southeast Fresno home, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 4, 2014

Gunman from north Chico shootout sentenced to 14 years state prison (Chico, CA): A gunman from a daytime shootout between rival gangs Oct. 4 was sentenced to 14 years state prison Wednesday.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: December 3, 2014

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