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Murder, assault charges filed against Finley teen for two Pasco shootings (Pasco, CA): Prosecutors charged a Finley teen Tuesday with intentionally killing a Pasco man and with another shooting that sparked a series of gang-related attacks.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 16, 2014

Gang war dealt major blow, officials say; 33 arrested (San Bernardino, CA): A gang war that was "raining terror" on San Bernardino and Highland residents has suffered a major blow at the hands of law enforcement, officials announced. Thirty-three people have been arrested in a three-month investigation that culminated on Dec. 5 in a massive operation that targeted gang members, officials said during a news conference Monday, Dec. 15.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: December 15, 2014

Sentencing delayed for co-leader of Mexican Mafia gang near USC (Los Angeles, CA): Sentencing for the co-leader of a Mexican Mafia-controlled gang that operated in a Los Angeles neighborhood near USC was delayed Monday until January.
Source:    Date: December 15, 2014

Man shot in Southeast Fresno as police continue gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Police say a 22-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the cheek Sunday morning on Backer Avenue in Southeast Fresno. Fresno police officers are still searching for the suspect, but they believe the case is gang-related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 14, 2014

Vista, Escondido win anti-gang grants (North County, CA): Look for more — and more robust — anti-gang programs in Vista and Escondido, as each city gets a $1.5 million boost to tackle the problem over the next three years. The two North County cities were tapped for funding from the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant. Funding starts in January.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 13, 2014

Vista Prep students complete anti-gang, bullying classes (Red Bluff CA): The Red Bluff Police Department said about 90 students at Vista Preparatory Academy participated in Gang Resistance Education and Training classes this fall, and more than 100 students at the school will take the classes in the spring.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: December 13, 2014

Wanted gang member arrested near La Presna (San Diego, CA): The seventeenth and final gang member sought in a big federal anti-gang indictment was arrested Saturday near La Presa, in southeast San Diego today by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 13, 2014

19-year-old Visalia gang member gets life without parole for murder (Tulare County, CA): A 19-year-old Visalia man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a man he mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 12, 2014

Gang Task Force Talks Compassion, Not Punishment (Santa Barbara, CA): Community leaders, educators, and youth service providers gathered at the Carrillo Recreation Center on Tuesday for an annual networking event organized by the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: December 12, 2014

Greenfield Gang Member Convicted of Murder and Attempted Murder (Salinas, CA): A Monterey County Jury has convicted a Greenfield gang member of Murder and Attempted Murder stemming from the May 2012 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jose Barragan.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News    Date: December 12, 2014

FBI arrest 29 members of notorious Big Hazard gang so fearsome that LA police would never enter their territory without back-up (Los Angeles, CA): Their drive-bys and drug-fueled violence have played out across the grid-locked streets of Los Angeles for the past 70 years - becoming a notorious part of American popular culture.
Source: Daily Mail    Date: December 11, 2014

The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): The indictment of 38 members of Los Angeles street gang Big Hazard once again puts the national spotlight on the Mexican Mafia, a treacherous and violent criminal organization also known as La Eme that has deep roots inside California’s prison system.
Source: The Daily Beast    Date: December 11, 2014

Feds: Gang lured schoolgirls to sex trade (San Diego, CA): A federal indictment unsealed Thursday accuses San Diego gang members of running a cross-country sex-trafficking ring that preyed on teenage girls from East County schools and used violence and drugs to coerce them into prostitution.
Source: U-T San Diego    Date: December 11, 2014

Feds Target Members of 'Hazard' Gang in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): More than two dozen suspected members of a gang that terrorized a housing project for a half century and controlled drug dealing in an East Los Angeles neighborhood were arrested Wednesday on charges related to a federal racketeering indictment.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: December 10, 2014

14 defendants in East Palo Alto 'Operation Sunny Day' gang indictments plead not guilty (Redwood City, CA): Fourteen defendants indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 10, 2014

3 arrested in Fresno shooting that critically wounded 16-year-old girl (Fresno, CA): Three gang members wanted in the Nov. 30 shooting of a 16-year-old honors student in the 600 block of North College Avenue in central Fresno were arrested Wednesday during a large law enforcement sweep, Fresno police Sgt. David Ramsey said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 10, 2014

Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments (Palo Alto, CA): Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: December 10, 2014

Nearly 300 arrested in Fresno police gang operation (Fresno, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in a massive city wide gang operation aimed at targeting Fresno's most violent criminals. The chief says police haven't seen this type of crime increase in years. Officers are hitting the streets and while they've got a long way to go they say they've made some good progress.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 10, 2014

Compton Community Desperate for Peace After Teen's Shooting (Compton, CA): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Compton Sunday afternoon has some in the community claiming racial tensions have continued to pour onto city streets, while his family and friends searched for answers.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 9, 2014

LAPD detectives solve two homicides in Wilmington, arrest four suspected gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected gang members who allegedly roamed rival territory looking for someone to kill have been charged with shooting an innocent 18-year-old Wilmington man to death as he rode his bicycle into their path, an investigator said Tuesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 9, 2014

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