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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

Judge denies residents' motion to intervene in Echo Park gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles judge has denied a request from community members to join a civil case that would have challenged the city of Los Angeles's gang injunction in Echo Park.
Source: SCPR News    Date: February 5, 2014

SLO County law enforcement officials serve search warrants, arrest three (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two more people have been arrested after San Luis Obispo County law enforcement officials served search warrants for men wanted in connection to several gang-related crimes.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 5, 2014

Two arrested in gang-related Santa Barbara stabbing (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police have arrested two men on assault charges related to Monday's gang-related stabbing in downtown Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 4, 2014

Leaders respond to Merced County District Attorney's plea for more resources (Merced, CA): District Attorney Larry Morse II dropped a bomb on county supervisors last week by taking aim at what he called the board's lack of support for gang suppression efforts.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 4, 2014

Area gang activity lands man in hospital (Pomona, CA): A man shot in a gang-related attack Monday in Pomona's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park was hospitalized in serious condition, police said.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: February 4, 2014

Gang member has charges reinstated (Glenn County, CA): Documented gang member Samuel Sanchez Jr. — in prison for nearly two years on an attempted murder conviction — may have to come back to Glenn County to face original charges in connection to the October 2009 shooting of Paul Reyes Jr. during a high-speed car chase on Highway 32 near Hamilton City.
Source: Glenn County Transcript    Date: February 4, 2014

Gang member who attacked in court convicted of murder, robbery (Los Angeles, CA): Jesus Mendez, 23, was convicted Tuesday of the murder and robbery of a South L.A. businessman. Mendez disrupted court last week when he attacked an attorney and a detective in court with a chair.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 4, 2014

With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf (Los Angeles, CA): Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of pavement along Preston Avenue and the house where a known gangster lives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2014

Shalander Givens gets 205 years to life in 2010 shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno man convicted of disabling a young girl in a mistaken gang drive-by shooting is going to prison for 205 years to life.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 3, 2014

Suspects arrested in gang-related stabbing in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Two men have been arrested in Visalia as suspects in a gang-related stabbing of a male victim Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 1, 2014

California to recognize gang members can change (Sacramento, CA): Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them, allowing them to escape the tough restrictions that gang members are subject to.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 1, 2014

Overall reported crime down nearly 27 percent in Merced (Merced, CA): The gang unit made 931 arrests in 2013, 773 of which were adults, and 158 were juveniles. The 931 arrests were of 530 persons, 24 of whom were arrested five or more times, Andrade said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 31, 2014

Man arraigned on murder charge; held on $2M bail in homicide (Monterey County, CA): Appearing much younger than his 22 years, a Salvadoran national was arraigned Thursday on suspicion of the October 2012 murder of a 17-year-old in Sand City.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 31, 2014

UCLA Professor, Project Fatherhood join in intervention (Los Angeles, CA): The men gathered together in a cramped auditorium and began to dig into their plates piled with mashed potatoes, green beans and hamburger patties. Some dressed in business suits, others in plain white T-shirts and jeans. They weren't all related by blood, but they laughed and joked as if they grew up together.
Source: The Daily Bruin    Date: January 31, 2014

Santa Clara County: Mexican street gang target of multiple raids (San Jose, CA): A Mexican street gang suspected of selling methamphetamine was the target of several raids Thursday morning, resulting in several arrests and the seizure of drugs, weapons and cash, according to a law enforcement source.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 31, 2014

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