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Man convicted in one of Long Beach’s worst mass killings gets life in prison (Long Beach, CA): After a trial that included jailhouse recordings of two Watts gang members bragging about gunning down five people, one of the men was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for what remains one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 18, 2018

Arrest of adult-teen robbery crew highlights new wave of ‘gang’ crimes (San Jose, CA): A robbery crew made up mostly of teenagers has been arrested in connection with at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose dating back to last spring, and is being treated as a gang despite having no conventional gang ties, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2018

Fresno PD aims to keep stolen cars away from gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer praised his officers last week for bringing down the number of stolen cars to a level he hasn't seen in decades. Fresno police leaders hope it will begin to impact gangs. Investigators say stolen cars are a key tool being used by gangs to carryout shootings and robberies in the city. This is why officers say it's so important to make preventing auto theft a priority.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: January 15, 2018

Former gang member to speak about turning his life around (Farmington, CA): A Farmington man will speak Thursday about his time in a California gang — and how he turned his life around after great adversity — during an event he planned along with the city's police department.
Source: Farmington Daily Times    Date: January 15, 2018

Good Samaritan assists arrest of gang member in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A Southwest Fresno neighborhood was awakened to a loud crash Sunday morning. A suspected drunk driver was speeding through the area and drove onto a curb before crashing into a car. He turned the corner and finally came to a stop where Edward Williams tried to detain the driver.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 14, 2018

Another West Side Crip indicted in connection with months-long gang investigation (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted another alleged member of Bakersfield's West Side Crips gang in connection with a 10-month investigation into the gang's activity by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 12, 2018

Fresno Special Response Teams crack down on gang violence (Fresno, CA): Starting this month Special Response Teams have been re-assigned to high violence areas in the city. The goal is to reduce the number of shootings and homicides.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 12, 2018

New federal drug charges against West Side Crips members (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury issued an indictment against Jarvis Thomas, Tommie Thomas and Luis Fernandez. The indictment says Jarvis and Tommie, along with Augustus Crawford planned to buy at least four pounds of meth from Fernandez.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: January 11, 2018

Police: Six gang members arrested in San Bernardino attempted murder of rival (San Bernardino, CA): Five alleged gang members were taken into custody Thursday after being accused of an attempted murder of a rival gang member in San Bernardino, police said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 11, 2018

Second suspect arrested in gang-related homicide (San Jose, CA): A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly gang shooting last fall. Police on Tuesday took 24-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez into custody at The Woods Apartments in San Jose.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 10, 2018

Three Members and Associates of the Westside Crips Criminal Street Gang Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Sex Trafficking, Narcotics Trafficking, and Other Crimes (San Diego, CA): Two gang members of the Westside Crips and one hotel manager of two national brand hotels in Oceanside were sentenced last week for their participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 10, 2018

He was the only man to fight the Coachella gang injunction in court. Now he is free of it (Coachella, CA): As Omar Mata explained it, he was a hard-working family man with a small catering business and an unfortunate tattoo. Years ago, back when he was addicted to drugs, he had made connections with the wrong people, but all that was behind him now.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 9, 2018

​Stockton hopes to curb gun, gang violence through monetary incentives (Stockton, CA): Stockton is moving forward with a million-dollar effort to reduce shootings by training and paying suspected violent offenders to put down their weapons and make something of their lives.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: January 9, 2018

Gang-Related Beating with Sticks, Bottles, Leaves Man Injured Near San Ysidro School (San Diego, CA): A gang-related beating by a group of attackers armed with sticks and bottles left a man with a cut on his head and a possible broken arm near a San Ysidro elementary school, police said Tuesday.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: January 9, 2018

State proclaims January Anti-Gang Awareness Month (El Centro, CA): MAG celebrates January proclaimed as Anti-Gang Awareness Month statewide. Mothers and Men Against Gang Violence celebrated on Friday what they thought at one time to be impossible. State legislators proclaimed January as the month to observe activities and efforts to combat gang violence statewide.
Source: KYMA 11 News    Date: January 6, 2018

2017 Homicides: A deadly year in Stanislaus County. Here's a look beyond the numbers (Stanislaus County, CA): When 24-year-old Ricardo Vasques was shot dead at Modesto’s Mellis Park late last month, he became Stanislaus County’s 49th and final homicide victim of 2017. It capped the area’s deadliest year in the past decade.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 6, 2018

Gang member shot to death in Bell Gardens (Bell Gardens, CA): A gang member was shot to death this morning in Bell Gardens in what authorities say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 5, 2018

Two men convicted of 2013 Santa Paula gang-related murder (Santa Paula, CA): A jury on Wednesday found two men guilty of second-degree murder in a 2013 Santa Paula gang-related shooting, prosecutors said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 5, 2018

Local Garza Family Story Shines Light on Gang Violence Prevention and Makes Waves Across the State (Sacramento, CA): Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 134 before his fellow lawmakers for a unanimous vote declaring January 2018 as Gang Awareness and Prevention Month in California.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: January 5, 2018

Gang member was ordered to shoot at police. He’ll be in prison for 37 years to life (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member was sentenced Friday to 37 years to life in prison for shooting at police four years ago on the orders of a older gang member.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 5, 2018

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