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Fresno police officers step up presence across city (Fresno, CA): After a surge in violence over the past week, including two shootings at officers, police are now focusing on stopping more trouble caused by gangs in west Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 12, 2015

Fresno gang member arrested for loaded firearm possession and drugs for sale with children in car (Fresno, CA): A known Fresno gang member was arrested Saturday night in central Fresno by officers from Fresno County’s Multi-agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) for possessing a loaded firearm and drugs for sale while driving a car with three children.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 12, 2015

Coalition Unites To Tackle Violence In Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): A coalition of clergy, educators, police officers and city leaders met in Santa Maria earlier this month in response to the spike in homicides and other gang-related violence that has left three teenagers dead since summer.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: December 11, 2015

Gang fight results in two arrests (Napa, CA): A five-against-one confrontation that broke out between members of rival street gangs on Thursday afternoon resulted in two arrests, Napa Police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: December 11, 2015

Task force arrests 19-year-old in Santa Cruz on gun, gang charges (Santa Cruz, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested on weapon and gang charges Thursday after law enforcement officials pulled him over on a traffic stop.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 11, 2015

More gang-related arrests on Warwick (Thousand Oaks, CA): Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of committing a strong-arm robbery Nov. 19 in Thousand Oaks. Police say the men are gang members.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: December 10, 2015

Teen Avoids Gang Life, Only To Be Killed By It (Los Angeles, CA): Larry McKay was only 16 years old when he died. It was July 17, 2014. His mother, Lakisha Thomas, mourns his loss every single day. "This is a kid,” she said. "What would y’all wanna hurt a kid for?" LAPD’s South Bureau Criminal Gang Homicide Division had a busy night that night in South Los Angeles – at least three people were killed in gang-related shootings.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 10, 2015

Ex-‘shot caller’ of LA street gang gets 24 years in fed prison for racketeering scheme (Los Angeles, CA): The former “shot caller” of a downtown Los Angeles street gang at the center of a racketeering indictment was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in federal prison.
Source:    Date: December 10, 2015

Video Of Man Pointing Gun At Sacramento Police Car Leads To Gang Arrest (Sacramento, CA): A 20-year-old gang member was arrested after posting a video to social media depicting him pointing a gun at a police officer, Sacramento Police said on Thursday.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: December 10, 2015

SF's Short-Lived Experiment with Gang Injunctions has Permanent Consequences (San Francisco, CA): In the Section 8-subsidized housing on Oakdale Avenue in the heart of Hunters Point, a stone's throw from the Grace Tabernacle Church, there's a wall. On the wall, in green graffiti-style paint, are the words, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEAP CHARLIE." Below, in smaller script, is a single word: "OAKDALE."
Source: SF Weekly    Date: December 9, 2015

Police: 33 Shootings in Fresno in Last Month; 19 Gang Related (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police are still looking for the person who shot at two officers in an unmarked car yesterday. That investigation comes as police are trying to crack down on gang violence. In the last 28 days, police said there have been 33 shootings and more than half of those are gang-related.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: December 9, 2015

21 Oakland street gang members indicted for more than 50 auto burglaries (Oakland, CA): Twenty-one members or associates of a violent Oakland gang that specialized in stealing iPads and phones from cars in nine Bay Area cities have been indicted by the Santa Clara County grand jury.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 8, 2015

Gang prevention could be added to 5th grade curriculum in San Leandro (San Leandro, CA): Most people have heard of the three "Rs": reading, writing, and arithmetic. One Bay Area school district is adding another -- resistance, as in gang resistance education. The San Leandro School Board is about to approve an anti-violence program for fifth-graders, part of a police pilot program, which some parents oppose.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: December 8, 2015

3 Convicted of Killing Teen in Gang War, Face Life in Prison (San Diego, CA): Three men who went into perceived rival gang territory in 2012 in the Mount Hope neighborhood of San Diego were convicted today of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: December 8, 2015

Gang expert testifies in Bernardo Camacho case (Salinas, CA): As the jury trial of murder suspect Bernardo Camacho continues, the focus is turning to a series of “kites,” a form of secret communication among incarcerated gang members, that were found in a gang leader’s Salinas home years ago.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 8, 2015

Parents, Students Protest Against Gang-Prevention Program Taught By San Leandro Police (San Leandro, CA): A new gang-prevention program taught by police officers in San Leandro is not sitting well with some parents and students. Prior to the meeting at city hall, students and parents protested outside and urged trustees to vote against the federally-funded program.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: December 8, 2015

Dyer: Gang members shot at Fresno officers (Fresno, CA): Fresno police officers were intentionally targeted when gunfire broke out early Sunday morning at a Fresno fairgrounds party attended by west Fresno gang members, Chief Jerry Dyer said Monday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 7, 2015

Police pressure increases on gangs after shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are stepping the pressure on gangs. This comes after a violent weekend. Ten shootings, including one in which officers were targeted. Police are now trying to get guns out of the hands of gang members to prevent more shootings.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: December 7, 2015

Reputed gang members sentenced for killing boy, 14, over racial tensions (Union City, CA): At the height of racial tensions between black and Hispanic youth in Union City's Decoto District in 2007, 14-year-old Vernon Eddins was gunned down on the campus of Barnard-White Middle School as he and his young black friends were being chased by much older, Hispanic reputed gang members.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 6, 2015

Family of convicted gang member killed by police said he was turning his life around (San Francisco, CA): The 26-year-old man whose shooting death at the hands of San Francisco police Wednesday was caught in a grisly cellphone video, was a documented gang member who served prison time — but his family said he was a man who served his time and was turning his life around.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: December 3, 2015

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