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11 arrested in Coachella Valley gang task force sweep (Riverside County, CA): Eleven people were arrested Thursday when a Coachella Valley gang task force served search warrants at a series of addresses in four cities and the unincorporated areas of Thousand Palms and Whitewater.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: December 18, 2015

Rally behind Youth PROMISE Act (Napa County, CA): Napa County has been an innovative and pioneering force that is now reflective of new laws introduced to Congress earlier this year. Napa County is reflective of the proposed Youth PROMISE Act, a bill aimed at reducing juvenile violent crime and gangs in order to reduce future jail and prison populations. The bill would provide federal funding to proven community programs and interventions.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: December 18, 2015

Jury Weighs Fate of Gang Member Accused in Execution-Style Murders (Indio, CA): Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Thursday in the trial of a 29-year-old gang member accused in the execution-style killings of two rival gang members a decade ago.
Source: Palm Desert Patch    Date: December 17, 2015

King City Sureno gang member arrested (San Ardo, CA): A Sureno gang member was arrested Wednesday after authorities served a state search warrant on a property in San Ardo. While targeting Sureno gang member Eduardo “Scooby” Carpio, members of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Violence Suppression Unit served a state search warrant at a property at Center and Martin street, according to Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 17, 2015

Youths treated like STARS at after-school program (Anaheim, CA): When he was done with class, Anthony Medrano used to spend his afternoons watching cartoons at home. Now the 10-year-old boy gets excited about playing soccer and handball with a new group of friends gathered at Modjeska Park as part of Anaheim’s new Study Time, Arts, Recreation and Sports program, known as STARS.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 17, 2015

Nature of gang forces in Roseville at forefront of Duran hearing (Roseville, CA): Attorneys continued to clash in a Roseville courtroom last week as two different gang experts offered alternate theories on why the Thieles neighborhood experienced a storm of gunfire Oct. 25, 2013. When the arguments were over, accused cop-shooter Sammy Duran was held to answer at trial for 17 of the 20 felony charges against him.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: December 17, 2015

Man busted in S.F. standoff was wanted for stabbing mother-in-law (San Francisco, CA): A man who barricaded himself in a Visitacion Valley home during a standoff Wednesday evening with San Francisco police, is a member of the Crips gang and was wanted for stabbing his mother-in-law multiple times in Gilroy, officials said Thursday.
Source: SFGate    Date: December 17, 2015

Gang related violence and shootings hits Parlier over the weekend (Parlier, CA): Over the weekend of Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, two shootings and other violent incidents were reported and believed to be gang related, according to the Parlier Police Department.
Source: The Reedley Exponent    Date: December 15, 2015

Man to stand trial for allegedly shooting rival gang member in Burbank (Burbank, CA): A 25-year-old gang member will stand trial on charges that he shot a rival gang member during an attack outside the Burbank Town Center early one morning in April, a judge ruled on Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 14, 2015

Multiple arrests in Long Beach gang-related murder in November (Long Beach, CA) : Long Beach Police arrested three adults and a juvenile in connection with a murder that occurred last month. On Nov. 10, 2015, around 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 14th St. and Gundry Ave. regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of 26-year-old Jeffrey Keo of Long Beach.
Source: Orange County Breeze     Date: December 14, 2015

Parlier Police: Violent Weekend; Gang Activity To Blame (Parlier, CA): Police in Parlier reported a spike in gang shootings and violence during the weekend of December 12 - December 13, 2015. The rise in shootings and violence during colder months is unusual, although a similar spike in violence was reported by Fresno Police during the month of December.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: December 14, 2015

Gang-related shooting in Parlier leaves house riddled with bullet holes (Fresno, CA): Parlier police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting Saturday night that left a house riddled with bullet holes – and an occupant denying that anything had happened.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 13, 2015

Ex-Mexican Mafia leader testifies about rivalry (Santa Ana, CA): A former Mexican Mafia leader testified in federal court last week about how his years-long battle with longtime gang chieftain Peter Ojeda led to confusion and bloodshed in Orange County jails and streets.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 12, 2015

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

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