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Salinas murder rate soars amid police department restructuring (Salinas, CA): By the end of 2009, when Salinas broke its record for homicides, 29 people had been murdered. By the first week of October this year, that all-time record was tied.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: October 8, 2015

Man Coming Home From Work Killed in Gang Crossfire (Los Angeles, CA): A man driving home from work was killed Tuesday when two suspected gang members exchanged gun fire during a car-to-car shooting, police said.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: October 7, 2015

Bystander killed by stray bullet in Canoga Park gang shooting, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A bystander was struck and killed by a stray bullet fired by a gang member at a rival gang Tuesday night in Canoga Park, police said. The victim had just gotten off work and was seated in his car in a parking lot when he was shot, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 7, 2015

Madera sees sudden spike in gang violence (Madera, CA): Madera police are searching for suspects in three recent shootings and hoping community outreach efforts will help.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 7, 2015

Porterville’s SWAT team played key role in gang crackdown (Porterville, CA): While Porterville’s SWAT team last Thursday was executing search warrants in East Porterville as part of a massive sweep of a Norteño gang, FBI and DEA agents were doing the same thing within the city limits.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: October 6, 2015

Gang member charged with murder in homeless man’s Lake Balboa stabbing (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member known as “Monster” has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man last week in Lake Balboa, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 6, 2015

Suspected Mexican Mafia leader backs out of plea deal, headed to federal trial (Santa Ana, CA): A longtime local gang leader believed to be a chief in the Mexican Mafia has backed out of a plea deal for racketeering and violent crimes charges, setting the stage for a federal trial at the end of the month.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 6, 2015

Police: Known Anaheim gang member shot in the abdomen (Anaheim, CA): A 24-year-old documented gang member walked into a hospital Sunday night with a gunshot wound near his stomach, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 5, 2015

Fresno police target top gang members after shooting spree (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are targeting 20 of the city’s most violent gang members after two brothers were shot to death and two of their family members were wounded during three consecutive days of shootings.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 5, 2015

County awarded $1 million state grant to prevent youth violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz County leaders took a step toward preventing youth violence this month by securing a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will carry out part of the Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Plan, which launched in May and aims to reduce youth violence, raise school attendance and increase job training and employment. It tries to strengthen youths, families and neighborhoods and is geared toward state, federal and private grants to reach its goals.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 5, 2015

Fatal shooting is 29th this year in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A man died late Saturday in a shooting that marked the city’s 29th homicide of 2015, tying the 2009 record for killings. It was also the city’s fifth slaying in less than a week.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: October 4, 2015

Teenaged bicyclist killed in gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A teenaged bicyclist was shot dead and another man on a bike was grazed in a gang-related shooting attack in Santa Ana, a police commander said Sunday.
Source:    Date: October 4, 2015

Fresno police: Double murder erupted after dispute with rival (Fresno, CA): A personal dispute between a gang member and two slain brothers, also gang-affilated, was the cause of the double homicide Thursday in north Fresno, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 2, 2015

Stopping kids from joining gangs (Soledad, CA): Youth violence is taking the spotlight in South Monterey County, as parents get a lesson in gangs and the warning signs. Local law enforcement agencies hope arming parents with the right information, could prevent their children from going down the wrong path.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Study Casts Doubt On Effectiveness of Townsend Gang Injunction (Santa Ana, CA): The city of Santa Ana’s gang injunction in the Townsend Street neighborhood will not necessarily reduce serious crime in the long run and further erodes trust of police in the troubled community, according to a study released this week by a Bay Area-based advocacy group for low-income and minority communities.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: October 2, 2015

Guns seized, 5 gang members arrested in Oakland, Antioch and Sacramento (Oakland, CA): A crackdown by police on a violent West Oakland gang resulted in the arrest of at least five people and the seizure of a number of guns, drugs and cash as search warrants were served Friday morning from Oakland to Sacramento.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 2, 2015

Rialto officer kills knife-wielding gang member (Rialto, CA): Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fatal shooting by an officer of a reputed gang member who was wielding a knife Friday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 2, 2015

Forum sheds light on south county gang activity (Soledad, CA): As gang violence continues to spin a deadly web between Monterey County cities, those concerned about how to address it also joined together on Friday for the first South County Gang Awareness Forum.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 2, 2015

Slaying reveals clashing views of Hawaiian Gardens' sweeping gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Johnny Ray Anderson was fixing a bicycle in the driveway of an abandoned house in Hawaiian Gardens when he saw a sheriff's patrol car stop in the street. He immediately fled, hopping a wall into a neighboring backyard.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 1, 2015

Gang Violence: Manteca Police keeping pressure on (Manteca, CA): Gun fire — especially when it comes from gang members — isn’t something Police Chief Nick Obligacion or his officers are ever going to tolerate. They have kept steady pressure on gang activity since 2011 when a turnaround in the economy enabled the City Council to restore the gang unit.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: October 1, 2015

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