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Santa Maria residents gather to rally against gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police and residents are working to develop a better line of communication in hopes of putting a stop to gang violence. Locals voiced their questions to officers at a special meeting Thursday night.
Source: KSBY News    Date: February 12, 2016

Murder City - January Killings Unprecedented (Santa Maria, CA): In just last month, Santa Maria saw more murders than all the cities of Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose combined. Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin, who came from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2012 to take over a divided department, called the recent killings “unprecedented,” and the gang-related crime in the past year “a huge uptick.”
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: February 11, 2016

Mistaken identity Oroville murder nets 86 years to life in prison for gang member (Oroville, CA): Family members of the victims filled a row of Judge Robert Glusman’s court, waiting. They waited an hour and a half for deputy district attorney Mark Murphy, plus a year and three months since Ker Vang first appeared in court, to see justice for the two young men who Vang shot when he mistook them for rival gang members.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 11, 2016

Police: Teen was in Hiding When Hunted Down by Gang Members (Eureka, CA): Fourteen-year-old Jesus Garcia-Romero knew his life was in danger, so he and a friend holed up in an apartment on Eureka’s P Street the night of Dec. 16, 2014, according to a court document.
Source: Northcoast Journal    Date: February 11, 2016

Witness in murder trial discusses street gang, alleged crimes (Modesto, CA): A prosecution witness testifying in a Stanislaus County murder trial on Thursday answered questions about his street gang affiliation and alleged criminal behavior.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 11, 2016

Girl, 1, killed in Compton as gunfire erupts outside home (Compton, CA): A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib was fatally shot late Tuesday evening by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's house in Compton, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2016

Residents, officials and police gather at community forum to discuss gang violence (Lodi, CA): In the aftermath of two violent murders and following a rising trend in the amount of guns found on the streets in Lodi, the community has rallied together to try to seek solutions.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: February 10, 2016

Men Found Guilty of Murdering Kelly Hunt in 2013 Santa Barbara Gang Slaying (Santa Barbara, CA): After two days of deliberation, a jury found two men guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 slaying of a man on Olive Street in Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 10, 2016

Homicide, robbery up in Concord but home burglaries fell sharply in 2015 (Concord, CA): Homicides, robberies and rapes were up last year, but overall crime fell by 10 percent driven by a sharp drop in residential burglaries, according to crime statistics. In 2014, Concord had three homicides and the city appeared on course for a lower number last year.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 10, 2016

Man found shot to death in bullet-riddled car with Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, CA): Four people were taken into custody early Tuesday after a man was found shot to death in a car bearing an Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 9, 2016

Weekend gang-related arrests result of increased patrol (Santa Maria, CA): A slew of gang-related arrests over the weekend are the result of a shift in resources toward cracking down on gang violence in Santa Maria, police say. "With the recent events here in Santa Maria, we’re shifting our enforcement to these areas based on these problems," Sgt. Andy Magallon said of increased gang violence in the city.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: February 8, 2016

Closing Arguments Begin in Trial for 2013 Suspected Gang Murder Near Santa Barbara High School (Santa Barbara, CA): A murder trial that has lasted more than three months neared its end Friday, as attorneys began closing statements in the case of Kelly Hunt, a 21-year-old Ventura man who was shot to death near Santa Barbara High School on a rainy night in 2013.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 7, 2016

Police: gang members shot teen boy twice in Garden Grove (Garden Grove, CA): A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was shot twice in a leg in a gang-related shooting in Garden Grove, police said Sunday.
Source:    Date: February 7, 2016

Tulare County sheriffs Deputies go after gangs in Earlimart with new tactic (Tulare, CA): Law enforcement officials in Tulare County say they're going after gang members in one small town, using a new tool. The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has created a civil gang injunction against Norteno or Northern gang members in the town of Earlimart-limiting what they can and can't do from here on out.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 6, 2016

Gang-Related Fight in Santa Maria Leads to 8 Arrests, Including 5 Juveniles (Santa Maria, CA): Eight people were arrested Friday night after Santa Maria police responded to what they described as a gang-related fight. Patrol and gang-suppression officers were dispatched at about 10:45 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of East Boone Street, east of Simas Park, according to Sgt. Daniel Rios.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 6, 2016

Los Angeles police believe murder of two teen girls was gang related (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles authorities charged two teenage gang members with murder Thursday in the deaths of a 19-year-old woman and her 17-year-old friend last fall, leaving their bodies near a popular hiking trail where a woman walking her dog had found them.
Source: FOX News    Date: February 5, 2016

Gang killing suspect enters plea (Eureka, CA): One of four men accused of conspiring in the December 2014 gang-related murder of 14-year-old Arcata resident Jesus Joani Garcia-Romero pleaded not guilty to a murder charge at a Friday arraignment hearing at the Humboldt County Courthouse.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: February 5, 2016

Documentary 'License to Operate' gives voice to community in crisis (Los Angeles, CA): License to Operate, a documentary produced by Johns Hopkins alumnus Don Kurz, tells the stories of reformed Los Angeles gang members who use their street cred to intervene in gang violence.
Source: The Hub    Date: February 5, 2016

Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park (Burbank, CA): Burbank police have arrested two suspects who are believed to be the triggerman and the instigator of a gang-related shooting at Lundigan Park Thursday evening, officials said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: February 5, 2016

14-Year Old's 2014 Killing Gang Related, Says EPD (Eureka, CA): Jesus "Smiley" Romero-Garcia laid on the front lawn of a residential home in Eureka, bleeding and semi-conscious, for nearly nine hours in the rain before he was found and taken to St. Joseph Hospital.
Source: Northcoast Journal    Date: February 4, 2016

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