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Probation Department hosts gang summit (San Bernardino County, CA): In 2013, the San Bernardino County Grand Jury looked at the existing Countywide Strategic Plan on Gangs. The inquiry resulted in an evaluation and update of this strategic plan. The plan is being spearheaded by the Probation Department and focuses on the necessary direction for addressing the problem of gang involvement in San Bernardino County.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: February 13, 2014

Police chief: Gangs, guns are a problem in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Stockton police said Thursday that it's more important than ever to crack down on gangs after recent shootings that took place in broad daylight.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: February 13, 2014

Multi-agency law enforcement effort results in longer prison terms for violent felons (Fresno, CA): A combined federal, state and local effort against gun crime is putting more violent felons in prison for longer terms, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said Thursday during a joint news conference with Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 13, 2014

Multi-year report shows drop in violent crimes (Parlier, CA): While both the homicides last year were gang-related, Cerda said there has been a steady decline in gang activity in the city. "The gang activity over the last two years has been reduced," he said. "You can see that families feel safer when they walk outside. They aren’t as afraid anymore." The police made 177 gang arrests in 2013, a 19 percent decrease from the 221 arrests made in 2012.
Source: The Reedley Exponent    Date: February 12, 2014

Four shot, one killed in shooting at Stockton park (Stockton, CA): At least one of the four people shot at a Stockton park Wednesday has died, police said. The shooting took place at Constitution Park. Officers said this is a high crime neighborhood, and there has been gang activity in the area before.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: February 12, 2014

Gang shootout leaves North Bay teen in critical condition (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa teenager may be fighting for his life after being shot several times in a gang-related shooting Tuesday afternoon. Police say two rival gangs squared off on Milton Street near the Sonoma County fairgrounds and one young man was shot several times.
Source: KSRO 1350 News    Date: February 12, 2014

Santa Rosa man wanted in Railroad Square gang shooting arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): A man wanted in connection with a shooting last year near a Railroad Square restaurant in Santa Rosa has been arrested in Berkeley.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 12, 2014

Final defendants from 2010 gang raid plead to charges (Visalia, CA): More than three years after a multi-agency effort to crack down on the Nuestra Familia’s hold on the Valley, the final five defendants have pleaded to federal charges.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 12, 2014

20 arrested in drug crackdown on Calif street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on a Southern California gang that allegedly sold PCP nationwide, and say they’ve seized enough raw materials to make 7.7 million doses of the drug.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 12, 2014

Reputed gang member charged in shooting of 2-year-old boy (Oakland, CA): A Hayward man prosecuted in early 2013 after a police sweep of a violent East Oakland gang has been charged in the October shooting of a 2-year-old boy, which happened a few months after the man was released from jail, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: February 11, 2014

Five people convicted of attempted murder in 2012 shooting in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento County jury has convicted five people of four counts of premeditated attempted murder in a January 2012 gang-related shooting at a south Sacramento-area shopping center.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 11, 2014

Two Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack (Compton, CA) : Two Latino gang members were sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from racially motivated attacks in a campaign aimed at forcing African Americans from Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2014

Judge denies preliminary gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Sharp-dressed lawyers sat next to students and members of PODER (People Organizing for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara), many of whom had tape over their mouths to protest what they say has been the lack of public input into the city's proposed gang injunction—the issue at hand.
Source: Mission & State    Date: February 10, 2014

Border patrol busy weekend results in arrests of two dangerous felon gang members (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended two dangerous gang members over the weekend during separate incidents. Both men were attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States at the time of their arrests.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: February 10, 2014

Man convicted of attempted murders in USC Halloween party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man accused of opening fire on a rival gang member in the first shooting on the USC campus in decades was convicted Monday of four counts of attempted murder.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2014

San Jose holds annual summit on gang prevention, mayor attended (San Jose, CA): Hundreds attended the sixth Annual Gang Prevention Summit in San Jose Saturday, sponsored by Mayor Chuck Reed's Gang Prevention Task Force, according to a spokesman for the mayor.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: February 8, 2014

Guilty pleas in case targeting Valley prison gang (Fresno, CA): The final five defendants in a series of cases targeting a dangerous prison gang involved in drug trafficking and violent crime throughout the Central Valley pled guilty earlier this week, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 8, 2014

45 indicted in meth crackdown (San Diego, CA): Networks of San Diego gangs trafficking methamphetamine and guns have been dismantled following a yearlong investigation that led to a 45-person indictment, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 7, 2014

Town receives grant to fund gang prevention programs (Apple Valley, CA): The Board of State and Community Corrections recently awarded a grant to Apple Valley’s Juvenile Gang Prevention deputy to continue for at least two more years and to initiate or expand youth programs aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 5, 2014

Fresno gang sweeps finds guns hidden in trees (Fresno, CA): Three people are in jail and several illegal guns, including two found hiding in plain sight, are off the street following a city-wide gang sweep in Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 5, 2014

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