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Recent shootings in west Ventura have some residents, community leaders on edge (Ventura, CA): Several recent fatal and gang-related shootings in west Ventura have stirred safety concerns among residents and community leaders as authorities continue to search for possible suspects.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 24, 2013

Threat of gang violence ends youth football in Coalinga (Fresno, CA): The youth football season in one Fresno County city has come to an abrupt end. Saturday was supposed to mark the last game of the season for the Coalinga youth football team.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 24, 2013

One of two gang members accused in vicious beating of UC Berkeley freshman pleads guilty (San Diego, CA): A gang member whose 12-hour crime spree in San Diego nearly two years ago included the near-fatal beating of an 18-year-old UC Berkeley student pleaded guilty Thursday to premeditated attempted murder and other charges.
Source: 10News    Date: October 24, 2013

Gang leader gets 25 years for deputy's killing (Los Angeles, CA): A former gang leader was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for his part in the drive-by killing of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Escalante and other crimes.
Source: EGP News    Date: October 24, 2013

Gang injunction, what's your function? (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction was the topic du jour at the fourth meeting of the Pro-Youth Movement, an organization founded to seek alternatives to a punitive approach to juvenile crime.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: October 24, 2013

Shooting suspect awaits extradition, minors charged as adults in June gang slaying of teen (San Jose, CA): A man suspected of executing a 16-year-old boy at the end of a savage gang beating in June remains in a Seattle-area jail awaiting extradition to join five others in facing murder charges, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 24, 2013

San Jose puts spotlight on gang-related crime in series of community meetings (San Jose, CA): The police statistics told one story: Gang-related violent crimes in San Jose fell from 208 to 169 in the past year, including a nearly 50 percent drop in homicides.
Source: Peninsula Press    Date: October 23, 2013

Gang shooting in Visalia prompts school lockdown (Visalia, CA): Houston School in Visalia was put on lockdown Wednesday because of a gang-related shooting in the area, Visalia police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 23, 2013

Los Palillos gang case goes to jury (San Diego, CA): They heard statements from lawyers and testimony from witnesses over more than seven months. Now, the members of a Superior Court jury have all the information they will be given in the first part of a trial involving two accused leaders of a cartel-like gang that operated for years in the United States.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 23, 2013

Ventura shooting kills man (Ventura, CA): A 24-year-old man was killed Tuesday night in Ventura’s west end in what police say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 23, 2013

Six arrested in deadly June beating, shooting of teen by gang mob (San Jose, CA): Police announced Tuesday the arrests of six people in the brutal beating and execution-style shooting of a 16-year-old boy in June at the hands of a gang mob, a death shocking enough to spur a summer-long police crackdown on gang activity.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 22, 2013

Reputed California prison gang leader captured in Missouri (San Bernardino County, CA): A reputed prison gang leader who is accused of cutting his GPS ankle device while on probation in San Bernardino County has been captured after fleeing to Missouri, authorities said Tuesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 22, 2013

Juvenile gang suppression operation (Apple Valley, CA): On Monday, October 21st, 2013, between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, the Apple Valley Police Department conducted a multi-jurisdictional juvenile gang suppression operation. The purpose of these operations is to identify juvenile gang members, conduct home supervision contacts of probationers, and arrest gang members for criminal violations.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: October 22, 2013

San Jose city leaders combat gang-related crime (San Jose, CA): A community meeting was held in East San Jose over what to do about gang-related crime. Mayor Chuck Reed's gang prevention task force is working on a new two-year plan.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: October 21, 2013

San Jose kicks off series of town hall meeting on gang violence (San Jose, CA): The first of four town hall meetings on gang violence in San Jose will be held tonight. The forums, which will take place over the next several weeks, will give residents the chance to air their concerns about the violence and advise the city about how to stem gang activity in their neighborhoods, according to Mario Maciel, spokesman for the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: October 21, 2013

Ex-leader of LA gang gets 25-year prison term (Los Angeles, CA) : The former leader of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for racketeering involving the killings of a rival gang member and one of his own underlings.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 21, 2013

Three arrested, 20 contacted during juvenile gang sweep (San Bernardino County, CA): A multi-agency juvenile gang sweep throughout three cities Monday — focused on deterring criminal youth activity — resulted in three arrests on outstanding warrants.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 21, 2013

Documented Santa Paula gang member arrested on weapons charges (Santa Paula, CA): A documented Santa Paula gang member was arrested on suspicion of trying to get rid of a loaded firearm during a foot chase with police Saturday night, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 20, 2013

Former gang member finds redemption on the field (Richmond, CA): At that point in his 15 years of life, Cesar Munoz just didn't care. He sat in the principal's office of Leadership Public School in Richmond, and even though he faced expulsion for what school administrators called "causing danger in the school," he still just didn’t care. Munoz wanted to be anywhere but where he was—hanging out with his friends and partying—but instead, he awaited judgment.
Source: Richmond Confidential    Date: October 19, 2013

Compton gang members plead guilty to hate crimes (Compton, CA): Two reputed gang members have pleaded guilty to hate crimes for allegedly targeting African-Americans in Compton on New Year's Eve.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 19, 2013

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