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Investigators sweep Santa Cruz County for gang activity, 16 arrests made (Santa Cruz County, CA): Sixteen people were arrested during a joint agency gang operation last week in Santa Cruz County. Sixty law enforcement officers from local, county, state and federal agencies participated in the bust. Investigators said the operation was done to address recent gang activity and violence.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: August 4, 2015

Ongoing unrest between Richmond gangs coincides with uptick in shootings (Richmond, CA): Richmond police are concerned about an uptick in unrest between gangs that has led to an increase in shootings and homicides in the city. From January through July, police have received 748 calls for service about shootings in Richmond, a 9-percent increase from the same period last year, according to data compiled from the department’s Shotspotter and police call logs.
Source: The River City News    Date: August 4, 2015

Red Bluff to consider school officer at Vista Preparatory Academy (Red Bluff, CA): The City Council will discuss Tuesday the approval of $40,000 in funding from the state and county to go to a Gang Resistance Education and Training and School Resource Officer position for the fiscal year of 2015/2016.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: August 4, 2015

Bullets hit several Fresno homes in gang shootout (Fresno, CA): Police are investigating shots fired by rival gangs in Central Fresno. Those bullets embedded themselves into homes nearby.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 4, 2015

Fresno police expand gun crime unit after surge in violence (Fresno, CA): Violent crimes are on the upswing in Fresno this year after a decade of decline, prompting Police Chief Jerry Dyer to expand the gun crime unit and have officers work harder to target repeat weapons offenders.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 4, 2015

Judge OKs trial in Santa Paula bystander killing (Ventura, CA): A judge ruled Monday there was enough evidence for two Santa Paula gang rivals to stand trial for their alleged involvement in a 2014 shootout that killed a bystander.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 3, 2015

Authorities I.D. Armando Antunez as Man Shot by Police in Townsend Neighborhood (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police shot a man around 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening on Townsend Street, a neighborhood that's been organizing against a gang injunction for more than a year. Though the injunction legal battle is languishing in the courts, the non-fatal shooting could ignite tensions anew with angry residents ready to protest yelling "fuera, fuera" (get out!) to police yesterday.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: August 3, 2015

Man in Critical Condition After Gang-Related Shooting in North Long Beach Sunday (North Long Beach, CA): A man was sent to the hospital and is in critical condition after being shot by another man in North Long Beach Sunday evening, according to Long Beach police. Officials believe the shooting is gang-related.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: August 3, 2015

Broderick Boys gang member convicted of attempted murder in shooting (Yolo County, CA): A man identified by authorities as a member of the Broderick Boys gang has been convicted of attempted murder in a November shooting in West Sacramento.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 3, 2015

South L.A. pastors launch outreach campaign to battle gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Twitter and Instagram were filled over the past week with alarming hashtags like #100days100nights after a gang reportedly vowed 100 days of violence to avenge the death of a man who was killed in South Los Angeles in mid-July.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 1, 2015

Is #100Days100Nights Just a Threatening Hashtag or a Full-Blown LA Gang War? (Los Angeles, CA): A social media threat has put the Los Angeles gang landscape on blast as news agencies around the world report on the catchy, terrifying slogan percolating on Twitter and Instagram: #100Days100Nights. It may sound more like a movie title than a reality on the street, but a spate of shootings in South LA since the emergence of the slogan—which refers to alleged plans by rival gangs to see who can rack up 100 kills first—has residents on edge, to say the least.
Source: VICE     Date: July 31, 2015

After Weekend Of Deadly Shootings, Community Begs City To Get Handle On Gang Violence In South LA (Los Angeles, CA): After a weekend involving 13 shootings, some of them deadly, community leaders, clergy and residents of South Los Angeles on Friday called for city leaders to end the violence.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: July 31, 2015

2 arrested in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy playing in Highland frontyard (San Bernardino, CA): The two men accused in the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy in Highland this week were tracked down because of witnesses’ help, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 31, 2015

Gang intervention: Seaside Youth Resource Center gets interim home, manager (Seaside, CA): With a $1.3 million funding grant and a community fed up with gang and gun violence, the city of Seaside moved in November to implement its community-based approach to combat the growing problem. Eight months later, the Seaside Youth Resource Center, a big part of that approach, has an interim home, a temporary manager and a target start date of mid- to late August.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: July 30, 2015

LAPD Chief Challenges Validity of Social Media Postings Proclaiming Plague of Gang Homicides (Los Angeles, CA): Recognizing public concerns and hoping to ease them, Los Angeles Police Department's chief on Wednesday challenged the validity of social media postings warning of a plague of homicides over a 100-day period. Chief Charlie Beck called the public impact "significant."
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: July 30, 2015

Prosecutor: Reputed gang members wanted to be biggest and baddest (Oakland, CA): A prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that four reputed gang members should be convicted of murder and other charges for the death of one of their associates in a wild shootout at a birthday party in East Oakland three years ago because they premeditated the shooting.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 29, 2015

Sureno gang member gets 22 years in prison for shooting at teens in Santa Rosa park (Santa Rosa, CA): A Sureno gang member was sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting a rival gang member at a Santa Rosa park last year.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: July 29, 2015

Gang graffiti and guns a deadly mix: Suspect arrested in killing of man, 51, objecting to “tagging” (Anaheim, CA): A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting of two men — one of them fatally — during a confrontation over gang graffiti near Anaheim, authorities said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: July 29, 2015

L.A. mayor and police chief visit Leimert Park after flare of violence (Los Angeles, CA): Terrencé Smith smiled nervously as he plugged in his iPhone on Wednesday afternoon and hit play. A few seconds later, the 15-year-old's voice rang clearly through the entryway of a Leimert Park performing arts center. He hoped his audience — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck — understood the message behind his words.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2015

Gang feuds fueled surge in South L.A. shootings, LAPD chief says (Los Angeles, CA): Police Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday continued the LAPD's efforts to calm concerns over recent gang violence in South L.A., saying recent shootings were related to a longstanding feud between two rival groups -- not to postings on social media.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2015

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