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Fresno police announce crackdown on Southeast Asian gangs (Fresno, CA): After five years of relative calm, Fresno police say Southeast Asian gangs went back into action with a murder on October 20. Six more shootings followed. Fresno Police Lt. Mark Salazar says it's the result of a turf battle.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: November 6, 2014

Hearing begins for 7 defendants in Watsonville gang violence case (Santa Cruz, CA): A preliminary hearing for seven defendants facing gang and violent crime charges for a two-month reign of terror on a Watsonville neighborhood began Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 5, 2014

Hearing begins for 7 defendants in Watsonville gang violence case (Santa Cruz, CA): A preliminary hearing for seven defendants facing gang and violent crime charges for a two-month reign of terror on a Watsonville neighborhood began Wednesday. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Stephen Siegel will determine if the seven Watsonville men will proceed to trial on charges ranging from attempted murder and gang crime to conspiracy and assault and battery charges against them.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 5, 2014

Police connect Watsonville double-murder suspect to South Bay robbery crew (San Jose, CA): A man sitting in a Santa Cruz County jail cell for a Watsonville restaurant shooting that killed a man and a 4-year-old girl last month has now been formally linked to a robbery crew implicated in a string of South Bay bank holdups, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 4, 2014

Gang Member Shot After Pointing Shotgun At San Bernandino Police Officer (San Bernandino, CA): A San Bernardino police officer shot a gang member armed with a shotgun Tuesday at about 4:30 p.m., hospitalizing the suspect.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 4, 2014

Co-defendant convicted of first-degree murder in 2012 death of Monte Sereno man (San Jose, CA): Superior Court in San Jose Tuesday found a defendant in the 2012 homicide of a wealthy Monte Sereno man guilty of first-degree murder with a gang enhancement that requires a life sentence without parole, according to a prosecutor.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 4, 2014

Murder conviction in killing of Monte Sereno millionaire (Oakland, CA): An alleged Oakland gang member faces life in prison after being convicted Tuesday of murdering a wealthy entrepreneur during a home-invasion robbery at his Monte Sereno mansion.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 4, 2014

Four of five suspects in gang extortion case in court (Santa Maria, CA): Four of the five men arrested on allegations they conspired to extort money from Santa Barbara County residents on behalf of the Mexican Mafia were in court Monday and a preliminary was confirmed for Nov. 12 in Department 7 of the Superior Court in Santa Maria.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 3, 2014

Gang member with Magnum handgun arrested in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested early Monday after police spotted a .357 caliber Magnum handgun in a car in southwest Fresno, police reported.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 3, 2014

Victim in Halloween party gang shooting dies (Lake Tahoe, CA): Luis Martin Saavedra-Silva's heart, kept beating for six days by a machine, could support him no longer. Just after noon on Wednesday the 20-year-old father of two succumbed to injuries from a gang-related shoot-out Friday night in northeast Carson City.
Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune    Date: November 2, 2014

‘Tattoos on the Heart’: Best-selling author Rev. Gregory Boyle speaks in Helena Tuesday (Los Angeles, CA): Heartbreak and hope walk hand in hand in the award-winning book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” written by the Rev. Gregory Boyle.
Source: Independent Record    Date: November 2, 2014

2 stabbed by suspected gang members (Vista, CA): Two victims were recuperating from numerous stab wounds in a hospital Saturday, and two alleged gang members were arrested following a Halloween night fight in Vista.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: November 1, 2014

Roseville Police Policy ‘Validates’ Gang Members: How Accurate Is It? (Roseville, CA): A handshake, a tattoo, a jersey; things you see every day could mean something more. “Some things that are very benign to the untrained eye can be very indicative of gang membership,” Sergeant Douglas Blake said. Blake works in the Roseville Police Department’s crime suppression unit.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: October 31, 2014

Shooting leads to multiple arrests (Los Banos, CA): Several gang members were arrested after shots were fired at their rivals Saturday night, Los Banos police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: October 31, 2014

Lompoc Gang Members Arrested In Alleged Attack (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc police have arrested nine people suspected in a gang related attack.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: October 31, 2014

Suspects sought in fatal Altadena shooting, victim’s family thinks gang-related (Altadena, CA): Sheriff’s homicide detectives continue looking for the suspect who shot and killed a 29-year-old Altadena man outside a hamburger stand during an argument Thursday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: October 31, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence in Gang-Related South L.A. Killings (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court yesterday unanimously affirmed the death sentence for a gang member convicted of killing three men in South Los Angeles in 1994.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise    Date: October 31, 2014

Gang member faces 210-year sentence for killing aspiring lawyer (San Jose, CA): Murder victim Albert Cobarrubias' mistake was believing it'd be safe to play pool with the garage door open on a winter night in his gang-infested neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 30, 2014

Judge sentences gang member to life without parole (Bakersfield, CA): A judge sentenced a Bakersfield gang member Thursday to life in prison without parole for two separate shooting incidents in February 2013.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: October 30, 2014

High court won't review gang mom's murder appeal (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a woman who was convicted of murder for driving her teenage son and his friends to a Long Beach park where they stabbed a 13-year-old gang rival.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: October 30, 2014

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