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Gang member shot, critically wounded in North Hollywood (North Hollywood, CA): A known gang member was shot and critically wounded Sunday night in North Hollywood, Los Angeles police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 2, 2014

Gang officers swarm Rialto streets (Rialto, CA): Police gang teams from all over San Bernardino County swarmed this city's streets Friday night in an effort to curb gang violence. By the end of the night, 59 men and women had been arrested, and two firearms and an unknown amount of drugs were seized, authorities said.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 31, 2014

Gang injunction trial comes to a close (Santa Barbara, CA): Closing arguments were given by plaintiff and defense in the City of Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction trial yesterday, the final hearing before Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne issues her decision.
Source: Daily Nexus    Date: May 30, 2014

Former Lompoc gang member testifies in trial (Lompoc, CA): A former Lompoc gang member, who was jumped into Westside VLP at age 12, took the stand Tuesday to testify against an alleged gang leader in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a Lompoc man over a drug debt.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: May 30, 2014

Santa Cruz gang-related stabbing results in arrest (Santa Cruz, CA): A 34-year-old Santa Cruz man was stabbed near Laurel and Washington streets Thursday afternoon in a gang motivated attack, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 29, 2014

Four men plead not guilty in 2009 gang-related shooting in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Four gang members accused of killing two men and shooting another pleaded not guilty Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: May 29, 2014

Gang member faces more than three decades in prison (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee announced Thursday that the gang member, who shot and attempted to kill a rival gang member on New Year's Eve in 2011 in Watsonville, will spend 37 years to life in prison and will not be eligible for parole for more than three decades.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 29, 2014

Family clamors for clarity over man shot and killed while moving car for street sweeping (San Jose, CA): About a dozen grieving family members packed a courtroom Thursday to get their first look at a pair of gang-affiliated defendants charged with killing a man last month while he moved his car for early-morning street sweepers.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 29, 2014

Both sides score points in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Over the past three weeks, attorneys on both sides of the proposed gang injunction have been landing solid points during the trial. Closing arguments are scheduled to take place in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom later this week.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 29, 2014

Gang member arrested in Fresno homicide (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in southeast Fresno in early April, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 28, 2014

Ex-gang member testifies in trial (Santa Maria, CA): A former Lompoc gang member, who was jumped into Westside VLP at age 12, took the stand Tuesday to testify against an alleged gang leader in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a Lompoc man over a drug debt.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: May 28, 2014

Three gang members violate parole, arrested in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested three men accused of violating their parole during a probation search of a documented gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 28, 2014

Anthropologist: Gang violence caused by mental illness (Irvine, CA): What causes gang violence? James Diego Vigil, a professor emeritus of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, uses the term "locura," from the Spanish word loca (crazy) to describe what he calls the "quasi-controlled insanity" of gang members.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: May 27, 2014

Anti-crime task force conducts sweep in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Gang Task Force made several arrests during high-saturation patrols throughout Santa Cruz on Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 25, 2014

Two Porterville men convicted of murder (Porterville, CA): Two Porterville men were found guilty of two counts of first degree murder Friday in Tulare County Superior Court. The jury also found true the special circumstances of Multiple Murder Convictions, and Killing by a Street Gang Member, as well as the special allegations of Discharge of a Firearm Causing Death, and Crimes Committed for the Benefit of a Criminal Street Gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 24, 2014

Stabbing suspect yelled gang epithet at man with no gang affiliation, police say (Half Moon Bay, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of uttering a gang statement to a man sitting in his truck and stabbing him in the arm Thursday in a shopping center parking lot.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 24, 2014

Teen hurt in Santa Ana shooting; police see gang ties (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old boy was injured Saturday morning in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 24, 2014

Rash of gang violence erupts (Simi Valley, CA): A sudden surge in gang-related violence hit the city this month and police are trying to determine whether the crimes are connected.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: May 23, 2014

After spate of shootings in Santa Ana: 'When is it going to stop being normal?' (Santa Ana, CA): Two weeks, three killings. In Santa Ana, where gang violence often heats up with the summer, the bloodshed in May has given residents and police early cause for concern. Police say the gang-related shootings appear to be unrelated and not the opening shots of a gang war.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 23, 2014

New Fox show 'Gang Related' prompts concern from Latino community (Los Angeles, CA): The title of Fox's "Gang Related" has a double meaning. The central focus of the new drama premiering Thursday is LAPD Det. Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in the department's elite gang task force. But he's hiding something.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 22, 2014

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