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Watsonville mayor: We will not let gangsters take over our town (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police and city leaders are hoping to turn the tide on rising gang violence. This week City Manager Carlos Palacios authorized more overtime for the police department in an effort to get more officers on the street.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: January 1, 2015

Rival gangs make war in Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA): Six people were arrested last week in connection with a Dec. 18 gang fight in Thousand Oaks in which one person was stabbed, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: January 1, 2015

Crime tally falls again in L.A. County sheriff's territory (Los Angeles County, CA): Crime decreased for a second consecutive year in areas of Los Angeles County patrolled by the Sheriff's Department, continuing a long-term downward trend locally that experts are at a loss to fully explain.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 1, 2015

Homicides decline for second straight year (Oakland, CA): Nine months into the year, it seemed Oakland was finally seeing the dramatic drop in homicides that officials had long sought. Then came an uptick in violence that brought the number of killings in the city in 2014 to 86, only a slight decline over 92 the previous year.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 1, 2015

Merced Police arrest five gang members, seize three guns (Merced, CA): A vehicle pursuit in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day led to police arresting five validated gang members and seizing three weapons, including an assault rifle.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 1, 2015

Prosecutors: Los Angeles police patrol car was fired upon as gang members targeted rival gang (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors say an incident in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire last weekend was a gang attack on rivals just as the patrol car drove into the area.
Source: FOX News    Date: December 31, 2014

LAPD shooting was gang related and not attack on police, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors say an incident in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire last weekend was a gang attack on rivals and not a targeted ambush on police.
Source: The Guardian    Date: December 31, 2014

Watsonville Police increase efforts to suppress gang violence (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville Police said they arrested a man who was a documented gang member. The Watsonville Police Department said they found Esequiel Rodriguez had a rifle during a probation compliance search. Authorities say Rodriguez had previous felony convictions and is not allowed to own firearms.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: December 31, 2014

Santa Rosa Teen With Sureno Gang Ties Sentenced To 8 Years In Stabbing Case (Santa Rosa, CA): An 18-year-old Santa Rosa man said to be affiliated with the Sureno gang has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to assault charges, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: December 31, 2014

VCSD: ‘Jump in’ video showing gang initiation leads to Fillmore arrests (Ventura County, CA): Many have heard of gang “jump ins” where a prospective member undergoes a beating to be accepted into a criminal street gang and now the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has one on tape... and you can watch online.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: December 31, 2014

Merced County teen charged as adult in gang homicide, prosecutors say (Merced County, CA): A Los Banos teenager was scheduled to be arraigned in Merced Superior Court on Wednesday, in connection with the shooting death earlier this month of a rival teenage gang member. No details were available at press time.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: December 30, 2014

Echo Park gang associate sentenced to life in prison (Echo Park, CA): A 38-year-old gang associate was sentenced Dec. 19 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for two murders and an attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2014

Santa Rosa gang member sent to prison for attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa gang member was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for his involvement in a 2013 attack in which a man was stabbed and his son beaten.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 30, 2014

Watsonville teen was shot in head after road rage incident, police say (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police are investigating the city's 10th homicide of 2014, and on Monday, investigators revealed a new possible motive behind the shooting.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: December 29, 2014

Fresno police crackdown on gang violence fails to reach root of problem, critics say (Fresno, CA) : With the shadow of Ferguson, Mo., hanging over police departments around the nation, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told his officers to be extra mindful of increased tensions when embarking on a three-week crackdown on gang violence across the city.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 29, 2014

Watsonville’s 10th homicide a gang-related drive-by shooting (Watsonville, CA): An 18-year-old Watsonville man was fatally shot in the head in a drive-by shooting on Maple Avenue on Sunday, less than two hours before a planned peace vigil for the city’s previous homicide.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 28, 2014

O'side losing some anti-gang funds (Oceanside, CA): A state grant that has helped Oceanside fight gang violence and boost gang prevention programs is running out this week, leaving the city searching for ways to bridge the funding gap.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 27, 2014

Studying gang, prostitution connection (San Diego, CA): The growing connection between gangs and sex trafficking in San Diego is being studied by two local university professors who are researching the issue with a $470,000 federal grant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 27, 2014

Gangs, sex trade a growing problem (San Diego, CA): Many East County residents were alarmed, but not necessarily shocked, earlier this month by the arrest of 22 alleged gang members charged with coercing local schoolgirls into the sex trade.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 27, 2014

1 Killed, 3 Wounded in Gang-Related Shooting in South LA: Police (Los Angeles, CA): One person was killed and three others were wounded in what police called a gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles on Saturday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 27, 2014

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