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Erasing the Past, Creating a Future, Part 1: The Patient (Long Beach, CA): As he laid in a flower bed with a police helicopter still circling overhead, Matthew was convinced that he had evaded the law. He’d led police officers on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen Toyota Camry that he eventually ditched. As he stared up at the sky, the certainty of freedom was tangible, until a neighbor spotted him. The only sure thing now was that he was headed back to prison.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: October 6, 2014

Monterey County gets $3 million to halt violence (Monterey, CA): Monterey County's Workforce Investment Board has been named one of nearly a dozen organizations to receive federal funds for a program aimed at using jobs to help break the cycle of gang violence.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 6, 2014

Man shot in Cicero after he is asked for gang affiliation (Cicero, CA): A 23-year-old Cicero man on parole for robbery was charged with shooting a rival gang member in the 1900 block of South 48th Court Sept. 30.
Source:    Date: October 6, 2014

Five arrested at gang-related shooting (Chico, CA): Chico police arrested four men at the scene of a "rolling gunfight" Saturday near Pillsbury and Cohasset roads, and a teenager is in custody while being treated for a gunshot wound at Enloe Medical Center.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: October 5, 2014

Suspects named in gang related 'rolling gunfight' (Chico, CA): The Chico Police Department has named the suspects involved in a gang related "rolling gunfight" Saturday afternoon in Chico. In all, five suspects were apprehended, two outside of the KMart on Pilsbury Road and three more inside the store.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: October 5, 2014

Reported gang violence leaves large scene in Chico (Chico, CA): Several major Chico businesses were put on lock-down after violence believed to be gang related erupted Saturday afternoon. One man involved in the shooting was taken to the hospital with reported non-life threatening injuries.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: October 4, 2014

Convicted shooter in San Leandro tattoo party killings sentenced to life without parole (Hayward, CA): A 23-year-old Oakland man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing three and wounding three in an ambush shooting outside a San Leandro warehouse party in 2011.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 3, 2014

Fresno County Sees Drop in Violent Crime (Fresno County, CA): Violent crime in California appears to be on a downswing. New statistics show 2013 had the lowest violent crime rates in five decades. Fresno County is reporting significant declines as well.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: October 3, 2014

4 with gang ties arrested after monthslong extortion investigation (Santa Barbara County, CA): A 16-month investigation culminated with the arrest of four men Wednesday on allegations they conspired to extort money from Santa Barbara County residents on behalf of the Mexican Mafia.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 3, 2014

Fugitive wanted for murder spotted in Concord, arrested in Vallejo (Vallejo, CA): A suspected gang member wanted on suspicion of murder in El Salvador was arrested in the Bay Area after Concord police officers spotted him during a routine traffic stop, U.S. Marshals Service officials said this week.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 3, 2014

City Prosecutor's Office Awarded $203K Gang Grant (Long Beach, CA): The Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office was awarded with a $203K federal grant to help combat gang crime in the city. The Department of Justice (DOJ) award is the largest single grant ever received by the City Prosecutor's Office through the DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: October 3, 2014

Gang Prevention: Roads to Re-entry (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Is gang violence a problem on the Central Coast? When residents where asked what their main public safety issues were in the recent ACTION survey, 63% reported gang violence as a top concern. The rate of concern varied drastically based on where people lived, with San Luis Obispo and North Coast residents responding as low as 46%, and North and South County residents as high as 73%.
Source: KCBX    Date: October 3, 2014

Two charged with fatal shooting of Whittier man in front of his home (Whittier, CA): Prosecutors filed murder charges Friday against two alleged Pico Rivera gang members accused of fatally shooting a man as he took out the garbage at his Whittier home in broad daylight.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: October 3, 2014

SBPD: four gang members arrested on suspicion of committing extortion (Santa Barbara, CA): Four people were arrested Wednesday after a 16-month long gang-related investigation in Santa Barbara County.
Source: KSBY News    Date: October 3, 2014

Watsonville group plead no contest in Hecker Pass killing (Santa Cruz, CA): Defendants involved in the gang-related 2011 murder of a 14-year-old Watsonville boy on Hecker Pass Road pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday, with sentences ranging from time served to 30 years in prison.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 2, 2014

Historic gang case nearing end (Victorville, CA): After two massive indictments were levied in 2009 against 73 members and associates of the Victorville-based East Side Victoria street gang, the case that fragmented the local criminal enterprise is now coming to a close.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 2, 2014

Gang homicide trial delayed (Merced, CA): A trial was delayed again Thursday for an alleged Dos Palos gang member accused of stabbing a rival to death in 2012.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 2, 2014

Petaluma gang member convicted in three South San Francisco killings (Petaluma, CA): A Petaluma man whose arrest led to a near-deadly shootout with federal agents at his family’s McNeil Avenue home was convicted of a federal racketeering conspiracy involving the killing of three people in South San Francisco, the attempted murder of three federal agents and other crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 1, 2014

Alleged gang member convicted in South San Francisco triple murder (South San Francisco, CA): A Petaluma man was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco Wednesday of a gang-related triple murder on a South San Francisco street in 2010.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 1, 2014

Antioch gang members charged in savage beating that left boy with permanent brain damage (Martinez, CA): The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged three Antioch gang members with assault for a savage beating that left a boy with permanent brain damage.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 1, 2014

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