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Gangs: History of gang activity in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Street gangs have existed in San Luis Obispo County since the 1960s. The county has been historically populated by Sureño-related gangs, an umbrella term that describes loosely affiliated members who trace their origins to Southern California, according to a March report on transnational gangs published by the California Department of Justice.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 19, 2014

Man killed in gang-related Long Beach shooting identified (Long Beach, CA): A 25-year-old Long Beach man was shot and killed while standing outside of a home Friday afternoon in what police are calling a gang-related homicide has been identified.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 19, 2014

Santa Ana gang injunction hearing will be open to public (Orange County, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge has reversed a previous order to close an upcoming gang injunction hearing to the public.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: July 18, 2014

Gang leader gets 42 years in prison for shooting deaths of two former members (Monterey County, CA): The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: July 18, 2014

Four to be tried in slaying of teens in park (Vista, CA): Four young men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park last year, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges including murder.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 17, 2014

Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations (Los Angeles, CA): More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort Thursday morning to serve arrest warrants to 23 alleged members of the street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 17, 2014

Father of crime victim says not enough funding given to gang prevention (San Diego, CA): A recent report by the Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention recommends steps should be taken as early as preschool to stop children from joining gangs.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: July 17, 2014

Bank robbers were members of one of Stockton's most violent gangs, cops say (Stockton, CA): All three suspects in a deadly bank robbery and hostage drama in Stockton, California, are members of one of the city’s most violent and entrenched gangs, the Nortenos, police tell NBC News.
Source: NBC News    Date: July 17, 2014

Three suspected gang members arrested for 2013 triple homicide (Merced, CA): Three Merced County youths have been arrested in connection with a suspected gang-related shooting last year at a house party near Atwater that left three teenagers dead, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 17, 2014

City attorney files lawsuit against gang-controlled properties in South LA (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer Thursday filed a nuisance lawsuit against several gang-controlled properties in South LA.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2014

Rash of slayings over four days shakes city's southeast (San Francisco, CA): The deadly violence started with the brazen assassination-like killing of former gang member Allen Calloway in front of a crowd of children in broad daylight. In the three days following the June 30 Visitacion Valley homicide, four more shootings left the dead strewn across San Francisco's southeastern neighborhoods.
Source: The Examiner    Date: July 17, 2014

Gang prevention program receives $10,000 donation from DA's Office (Mendocino County, CA): The Mendocino County District Attorney's Office has contributed $10,000 to the Redwood Children's Service gang education program, according to a press release from the District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: July 16, 2014

Transnational gangs: The Central American migrant crisis' LA connection (Los Angeles, CA): As children, teens and families continue to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, many of these migrants and their advocates have cited gang and drug related violence as one of the main factors driving them north.
Source: SCPR News    Date: July 16, 2014

Two men accused in fatal Alpine shooting ordered to stand trial (El Cajon, CA): A man accused in three gang-related killings -- including the shooting death of a 20-year-old man who was discovered under a bridge in Alpine -- must stand trial on murder and conspiracy charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: July 16, 2014

Coalition targeting Valley gang issues (Imperial County, CA): The Imperial County Gang Intelligence Coalition is not only drawing together gang intelligence from the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the Valley, but it is also reaching out to the community to prevent the issue from growing, coalition members told the El Centro City Council on Tuesday.
Source: Imperial Valley Press    Date: July 16, 2014

Oceanside kids learn about new possibilities (San Diego, CA): A North County program called Bridges to the Beach is looking to help inspire youth and keep them away from the gang violence in the neighborhoods where they live. "When you try new things … it makes life better," said 11-year old Rafeal Rocha of Oceanside.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: July 16, 2014

Dos Palos teen convicted of first-degree murder (Merced, CA): An emotionally charged homicide trial ended Wednesday in Merced with a teenager convicted of first-degree murder after a day of deliberations that left some jurors in tears.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 16, 2014

Victorville gang sweep yields more than 100 arrests (Victorville, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials announced Tuesday that more than 100 arrests were made in a gang enforcement operation over the weekend.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 15, 2014

City sees high crime weekend (Oakdale, CA): A depleted Oakdale Police Force was busy over the weekend in gang-related incidents that started with Friday afternoon gunshots and then greater problems of a stabbing outside the Battered Beaver Bar in the early morning hours on Saturday, a person shot outside 7-11 on West F Street at midnight Saturday night, and a forcible assault reported early Sunday morning.
Source: Oakdale Leader    Date: July 15, 2014

South Dos Palos gang slaying case goes to jury (Merced, CA): Closing arguments were heard Tuesday in the case against a Dos Palos teenager charged with killing a rival gang member last year.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 15, 2014

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