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Child finds loaded gun in wake of gang fight outside Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A 4-year-old found a loaded semi-automatic handgun Monday evening on a sidewalk on the southwestern outskirts of Santa Rosa, in an area where deputies were investigating a suspected gang fight, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: June 16, 2015

2 Oxnard gang members arrested in connection with firearm (Oxnard, CA): Two Oxnard gang members were arrested Tuesday in connection with a firearm, officials said. Officers in Oxnard police’s special enforcement unit were working about 2:45 p.m. near Pleasant Valley Road and Cloyne Street when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 16, 2015

MoCo DA gang unit will go on despite loss of task force (Salinas, CA): Officials with the Monterey County District Attorney's gang unit said they will continue their work, even after the Monterey County Gang Task Force is shut down on July 1. Instead of getting cases directly from the task force, they will likely come from police departments individually.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 16, 2015

South L.A.-Area Shooting That Left Man Dead, Child Struck by Glass Was Gang Related: Investigators (Los Angeles, CA): A shooting that left one man dead, a second man wounded, and a child struck by shattered glass outside a liquor store in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood Sunday night was determined to be gang related, the Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
Source: KTLA News    Date: June 15, 2015

Two men arrested in connection with Napa shooting incident (Napa, CA): Two Napa men face allegations of attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident last month. Napa Police announced Monday afternoon it will pursue charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and gang participation charges against Jose Manuel Alcala, 23, and 18-year-old Valentin Michael Sanchez.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: June 15, 2015

Monterey County Gang Task Force to dissolve (Salinas, CA): In a little over two weeks, the Monterey County Gang Task Force will be no more. That’s word from the Gang Task Force Steering Committee, who met Monday afternoon.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Police initiative tackles gang violence (Stockton, CA): A multiagency law enforcement task force over the weekend made 36 arrests and confiscated guns and drugs in an effort to curb ongoing gang violence in Stockton.
Source: The Record    Date: June 15, 2015

South County law enforcement agencies join forces to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Monterey County Sheriffs Department announced Monday morning that agencies in South County will join forces to fight gang crime. The new team is being called The South County Violence Suppression Collaboration. These meetings among all the South County cities and sheriff's office has already started and they said it is already fighting gang violence in South Monterey County.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Gang sweep nets 45 arrests (Yucaipa, CA): San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials arrested 45 people as part of an eight-hour gang sweep in Yucaipa Friday, June 12.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 13, 2015

CA Excessive-Force Claim Faces Investigation (Salinas, CA): The Monterey County District Attorney's Office will investigate whether Salinas Police Department officers used excessive force arresting a gang member who was beating his mother and dragging her into a busy street.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: June 12, 2015

Man shot at least 6 times in possible gang-related shooting in Montebello (Montebello, CA): A homicide investigation was underway in Montebello after a young man was shot to death Friday afternoon.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 12, 2015

Gang Member Sentenced To Life Without Possibility Of Parole For Gunning Down Student (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who laughed about shooting a phlebotomy student in Santa Ana as he begged for his life was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: June 12, 2015

El Monte man sentenced to 50 years in killing of fellow gang member (Pomona, CA): A 27-year-old Pomona man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting another member of his El Monte gang outside a market nearly three years ago.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 12, 2015

L.A. seeks injunction to end gang activity at Watts home (Los Angeles, CA): Bullets have left pockmarks in homes and frontyard fences in the 2000 block of East 110th Street in Watts. For more than a decade, this has been life for residents near 2127 E. 110th St., a base camp for the Ten Line Gangster Crips, Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said at a news conference Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 11, 2015

Watts Homeowner Sued Over Alleged Gang Stronghold (Los Angeles, CA): A homeowner in Watts has been sued by the city after her property was allegedly the site of shootings, drug sales and gang activity for over a decade, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said Thursday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 11, 2015

Lompoc Leaders Appeal for Calm Amid Gang Violence (Lompoc, CA): A show of solidarity among leaders in Lompoc Tuesday night against further violence in the aftermath of a deadly stabbing last weekend that police are calling gang-related. A full-court press by the Lompoc Police Chief and Lompoc community leaders to prevent further bloodshed from potential gang retaliation before its too late.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: June 10, 2015

Gang attack kills 1, wounds 3 (Los Angeles, CA): One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting in the southwest Los Angeles area, and sheriff’s officials said the attack appeared to be gang-related.
Source:    Date: June 10, 2015

Reward offered in Lennox Fields graffiti tagging (Tehama County, CA): A week after the dedication ceremony of Corning's new Lennox Fields on Houghton Avenue, the new soccer fields were vandalized with street gang graffiti.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: June 10, 2015

King City police discuss recent crimes and joint gang task force (King City, CA): King City police said Brian Zuniga was behind a shooting that sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night. Officers are now looking for Zuniga, who they said is armed and dangerous.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 10, 2015

New county gang prevention plan focused on positive messages (Salinas, CA): A new Monterey County program aimed at breaking the cycle of gang violence that has left the county with the state’s highest youth homicide rate seeks to attack the “root causes” of the problem, including youth illiteracy, unemployment, truancy, recidivism, and a lack of community engagement.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 9, 2015

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