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Teen shot near Mission Street in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old was shot Tuesday night outside a fast food restaurant on Mission Street and Younglove Avenue in Santa Cruz. The boy, who police said is a documented gang member, was treated for a gunshot wound in the upper torso and released from Dominican Hospital on Wednesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 13, 2015

Isla Vista shooting incident was gang related, officials say; charges filed (Santa Barbara County, CA): The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office says multiple charges, including attempted murder, have been filed against the two men allegedly involved in Monday's shooting incident in Isla Vista. They also say the incident is gang related.
Source: KSBY News    Date: May 13, 2015

Gang Task Force arrests 2 men in Coachella (Coachella, CA): An 18-year-old man has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a shooting that took place in Coachella on April 17, and a 20-year-old man was also taken into custody for possession of cocaine while authorities were serving a search warrant.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: May 13, 2015

Three men sentenced to life for 2013 gang-related killing in Pasadena (Pasadena, CA): Three Latino men were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on April 22 in connection with the robbery and shooting death of a 21-year-old man in Pasadena in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 12, 2015

King City residents fed up with spike in gang violence (King City, CA): With a recent spike in gang violence in King City, residents say something needs to change now more than ever. About 50 people attended the city’s regular council meeting Tuesday night looking to city leaders for a solution.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 12, 2015

Man shot after denying gang involvement in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times Sunday night on Elkington Avenue when he denied gang involvement to three other men, Salinas police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: May 11, 2015

Gang member sentenced in Arden Arcade shooting (Sacramento, CA): A man identified by prosecutors as a validated member of the Oak Park Blood gang has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for an offense related to a 2014 shooting in the Arden Arcade area.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 11, 2015

Drive-by killing result of rival gangs, prosecutors say (Oakland, CA): A rivalry between two East Oakland gangs is what led to the drive-by killing of an 18-year-old Oakland man just a half-block from an elementary school in 2013, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 11, 2015

Salinas support group founder launches ‘100 Mothers’ (Salinas, CA): Frank Alvarado Jr.’s death was a suicide by cop, his mother said Monday. That’s why, Delia Alvarado explained, she initially felt discomfited by the idea of joining A Time For Grieving and Healing. The Salinas-based support group connects mothers whose children were victims of gang violence.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: May 11, 2015

Alleged gang member arrested on gun charge (Santa Monica, CA): On May 2 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Santa Monica police officer was patrolling the area around the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue when he noticed a black pickup truck driving around with a vehicle code violation.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press    Date: May 9, 2015

No-contest plea in fatal gang shooting (Yuba County, CA): A teen charged in the shooting death of an Olivehurst man has pleaded no contest to a gang charge. Justin Woods, 17, who entered into the plea deal on Wednesday in Yuba County Superior Court, will receive a sentence of between 16 months and three years in prison for active participation in a criminal street gang that assists in felonious criminal conduct.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: May 8, 2015

Gang Conspiracy Case Decision Continued (San Diego, CA): A judge will hear more arguments Friday concerning controversial conspiracy charges against six defendants snared in a large ongoing gang case.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: May 8, 2015

Gang member convicted in 2013 murder (Bakersfield, CA): A Kern County jury on Friday convicted a man of charges that include first-degree murder and attempted murder for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: May 8, 2015

Pasco murder victim’s family faces suspect for first time (Pasco, CA): Maria Garcia barely could control her emotions inside a Franklin County courtroom when she came face to face with the man accused of shooting her son to death.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: May 8, 2015

In Fresno, police focus on building relationships, not making arrests (Fresno, CA): The toddler had just finished having his face painted bright red and white when he barreled toward Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s broad-shouldered chief of police. Dyer, his bald head reddening after several hours in the sun, bent to catch the boy.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 7, 2015

Recent Violence Sparks Debate Over Gang Injunction ‘Tool’ (Los Angeles, CA): Former gang member Abraham Colunga recalls the morning he was arrested for violating an order prohibiting gang members from associating with other gang members.
Source: EGP News    Date: May 7, 2015

7 suspects arrested for Tulare FoodsCo shooting (Tulare, CA): Tulare police said a fight early Wednesday evening inside the FoodsCo supermarket ended with two men shot appears to have been gang-related, but what led to that violence remains unclear.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 7, 2015

King City group works to solve city's violence problem (King City, CA): King City is typically known for the Salinas Valley Fair and as the second entrance to the Pinnacles. But recently it has been in the spotlight for gang violence.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 7, 2015

South county police agencies crack down on gang violence (Greenfield, CA): Four south Monterey County city police chiefs and sheriff's deputies met in Greenfield Wednesday to discuss the recent spike in violence in the area.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 6, 2015

Man convicted in shooting death of rival gang member in San Jose strip mall parking lot (San Jose, CA): A Hayward man has been convicted in the shooting death of a man in 2013 after two rival gangs ran into each other in a busy San Jose strip mall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 6, 2015

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