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Salinas councilman invites L.A. gang expert to help with local troubles (Salinas, CA): Describing existing anti-violence programs as “ineffective,” Salinas City Councilman Jose Castañeda has asked the help of Los Angeles activist and author Luis Rodriguez to attack the problem that has contributed to a record number of homicides in the city.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: November 9, 2015

Police see surge in gang activity following deadly Ukiah shooting (Ukiah, CA): Law enforcement officers in Mendocino County are battling a spike in gang activity and violence in the wake of a deadly shooting last month.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 8, 2015

Documented gang member is suspect in Oxnard shooting (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man with connections to the Colonia Chiques gang was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Oxnard Police Department said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 7, 2015

Two teens held in Tulare fatal stabbing (Tulare, CA): Two Tulare teenagers were taken into custody on suspicion of homicide in connection with the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old Eduardo Veyna. They were booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Hall. The elder boy is being held on suspicion of murder and participating in a criminal street gang, while the younger boy was booked on a charge of homicide.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 7, 2015

San Marcos Sheriff's Dept. Operation Leads to 60 Arrests (San Diego, CA): Operation Frequent Flyer, a project launched by the San Marcos Street Narcotics and Gang Detail has led to 39 felony arrests and 21 misdemeanor arrests over the past three months.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: November 7, 2015

Gang Officers Arrest 4, Seize Assault Rifles in San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, CA): San Fernando Valley gang and SWAT officers Friday arrested four people and seized six guns, including assault rifles, following an investigation into a near-fatal shooting.
Source: KTLA News    Date: November 6, 2015

Understanding Monterey County's youth homicide rate (Salinas, CA): Recent data from Washington, D.C. based Violence Policy Center shows Monterey County has the highest homicide rate for young people aged 10 to 24. In Salinas, 11 of the city's 34 homicides fell into that category. Four of those shooting victims were under 18 years old, and at least three of those shootings were somehow gang related. The Violence Policy Center says although Monterey County has been at the top of the list four out of the last five years, the county's per capita homicide victimization rate dropped 25% between 2009 to 2013.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: November 6, 2015

Santa Maria police chief says homicide rate may be due to gang war (Santa Maria, CA): To date, the City of Santa Maria has experienced nine homicides this year, a spike from previous years. The city's police chief says the increase in killings may be the result of a war between two rival street gangs. FBI statistics show an average of 4.5 homicides per 100,000 people. Santa Maria's rate is currently double that.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 6, 2015

Suspected gang member arrested on suspicion of possession of loaded gun in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A traffic stop early Tuesday in Santa Rosa led to the arrest of a suspected gang member on suspicion of possession of a loaded gun, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: November 5, 2015

San Diego Shooter A Gang Member With Storied Criminal Past, Convicted Killer As Brother (San Diego, CA): Josh Hauptman, who lives in a nice condo in San Diego, was in his fifth-floor apartment getting ready for class when he was startled by a thumping noise from the apartment above him. Then he heard a shotgun blast. When he and his roommate went out into the hallway, they came face to face with a SWAT team.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: November 5, 2015

Man arrested in gang-related shooting (Riverside, CA): A suspect has been arrested in a gang-related shooting in the Eastside neighborhood of Riverside that happened right in front of a police detective Thursday, Nov. 5, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: November 5, 2015

DA: Man admits to role in gang-related shootings (Yolo County, CA): A Woodland man has admitted to assault and weapon charges stemming from a pair of September 2013 shooting incidents in Woodland that authorities say were gang-related.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: November 4, 2015

Placentia Residents Speak Out Against New Gang Injunctions And City Council...Listens?! (Placentia, CA): Mexican residents from historic Placentia barrios filled the City Council chambers last night to speak out against two new gang injunctions affecting them. For nearly two hours, everyone from homeowners to an Afghanistan War vet said they felt safe in their neighborhoods and didn't need, nor want, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas' so-called safety zones.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: November 4, 2015

To curb northwest Fresno crime spree, police boost patrols (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer gathered about 75 of his officers on Wednesday to explain their new assignment: ending a violent period of gang violence currently ripping through northwest Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 4, 2015

Suspected gang related shooting Wednesday morning in Ukiah (Ukiah, CA): Another apparent gang related shooting occurred in Ukiah Wednesday morning as the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said unknown individuals began firing into a specific apartment in the 3100 block of North State Street at 1:29 a.m.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: November 4, 2015

Special Report: A look at Salinas' homicide rate (Salinas, CA): A disturbing trend in Monterey County; teens are being killed at a faster rate than anywhere else in the state, according to a recent study on youth homicide. This year, Salinas is seeing its biggest spike in homicides yet and breaking a record set in 2009.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: November 4, 2015

Santa Maria man facing gang, conspiracy charges (Santa Maria, CA): An 18-year-old is facing charges of conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly acting as a lookout during a Santa Maria gang fight this summer.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: November 4, 2015

To assess guilt, prosecutor points to actions after gang shooting (Yuba County, CA): Witnesses agree that young gang members saw a rival gang member, followed him to a market and fired shots from two guns and struck the rival's wrist on New Year's Eve 2013.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: November 4, 2015

D.A. hits suspected gang members with injunction in Placentia, some residents protest (Placentia, CA): Nearly two dozen residents packed the City Council Chambers Tuesday night to protest a two new gang injunctions targeting 53 suspected gang members in two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 3, 2015

In East Palo Alto, crime drops in nearly every category (East Palo Alto, CA): Crime in nearly every category decreased in East Palo Alto in 2014, according to recently released federal data, largely due to recent police crackdowns on gang activity.
Source: Peninsula Press    Date: November 3, 2015

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