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Police: Gangs involved in holiday weekend stabbings (Los Banos, CA): Two gang-related stabbings occurred at house parties during Labor Day weekend, police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: September 4, 2014

Gang members convicted of 2012 slaying of teen in South Whittier (South Whittier, CA): A jury convicted two Whittier gang members Thursday for the execution of a Whittier teen in broad daylight at a strip mall in 2012.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 4, 2014

It's taggers vs. artists in San Francisco's graffiti war (San Francisco, CA): Destructive graffiti wars are being waged by anonymous vandals, deliberately defacing many of the meticulously painted murals that vividly illustrate San Francisco's streets.
Source: CNN    Date: September 3, 2014

Two sentenced for role in Linda gang fight (Yuba County, CA): Two people were sentenced Tuesday for their involvement in a gang-related fight in Linda during which an intoxicated man shot himself. Lucia Enriquez, 22, was sentenced to three years in state prison after she was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and participating in a criminal street gang for stabbing a man in the thigh during the confrontation.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 3, 2014

Defense asks for clemency in Roseville Norteño gang threat case (Placer County, CA): A Placer County Superior Court judge refused to dismiss sentence enhancements on Aug. 27 for three out of four defendants convicted of committing crimes in Roseville for the Norteño street gang.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: September 3, 2014

No-contest plea in Yuba City gang killing (Yuba City, CA): A Yuba City man faces 11 years in prison for killing a fellow gang member during a house party in February 2013. Charges of murder and participating in a criminal street gang, with an enhancement for having a prior strike, were dropped against Ruben Melesio Zamora on Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 3, 2014

Redlands East Valley cheerleader gang-attire photo investigation concludes (Redlands, CA): The Redlands Unified School District Board of Education will meet this morning with an investigation firm looking into the controversial photo involving members of Redlands East Valley High School’s cheer squad in gang costumes.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: September 3, 2014

Suspected Gang Member With Loaded Handgun In Santa Rosa Arrested After Foot Chase (San Francisco, CA): A suspected gang member with a loaded handgun in his waistband was one of two people arrested after a brief foot pursuit in unincorporated Santa Rosa early Saturday morning, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: September 2, 2014

El Monte Boys & Girls Club shutters doors amid gang activity allegations (El Monte, CA): The El Monte Boys & Girls Club has shuttered its doors after allegations gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia held meetings and sold drugs at the community center.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 1, 2014

More Plaintiffs Join Lawsuit Against City of Santa Barbara Over ‘Gang’ Press Conference (Santa Barbara, CA): Ten people have filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara and its Police Department for slander and libel, saying they were unfairly maligned during a press conference touting the department's gang-suppression efforts.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 1, 2014

Known Gang Members Arrested For Felony Battery On Police Officer In Santa Rosa Following Fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Sonoma County deputies arrested two known gang members Saturday on suspicion of felony battery on a police officer following a fight in Santa Rosa, deputies said.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: August 31, 2014

Judge slows Santa Ana gang-injunction process (Santa Ana, CA): Activists opposed to Orange County’s latest gang injunction, which they say will merely criminalize youth, are taking the fight to both the courthouse and the community, buoyed by recent legal victories.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 30, 2014

Gang comment led to two Santa Ana shootings, prosecutor says (Santa Ana, CA): The mere mention of the name of a rival gang sparked two shootings within minutes in Santa Ana last year, leaving one woman dead and a second with permanent brain damage, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 29, 2014

Jordan Downs in Watts marks three years without a homicide (Los Angeles, CA): The last time someone was killed inside the Jordan Downs Housing Development in Watts, a man chased 48-year-old Antonio McNeil and shot him in a drug dispute in broad daylight.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 28, 2014

San Jose Police Arrest "Los Mocosos," or "Snot-Nosed Kids" (San Jose, CA): The streets of San Jose should be a little safer. That's because police officers have taken down a total of 13 members of two violent gangs this summer that they say have been attacking innocent people.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: August 28, 2014

Suspected Canyon Country Gang Member Gets 7 Years For Stabbing (Santa Clarita, CA): An alleged Santa Clarita gang member was sentenced to seven years in state prison after admitting to attacking a man outside the Canyon Crest apartment complex in Newhall, an official said Wednesday.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: August 27, 2014

Sheriff's deputy linked to 'Shrimp Boy' gang under investigation (San Francisco, CA): When FBI raids across the Bay Area arrested more than 20 people in March, including state Sen. Leland Yee and Chinatown alleged reformed crime boss Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, the charges mentioned a laundry list of contraband sold, bought or handed over to FBI agents in the course of a long undercover investigation.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: August 26, 2014

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminal Gang Member - 21st this Fiscal Year (Calexico, CA): Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station apprehended another dangerous gang member from the “Surenos 13” criminal street gang while making an illegal entry into the U.S. A total of 21 gang members have been arrested in El Centro Sector's area of operation this fiscal year.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: August 26, 2014

Sheriff's Office details Mexican Mafia, MS-13 drug arrests (Thousand Oaks, CA): The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday revealed details about the arrests of six suspects allegedly involved in an international crime ring, saying it seized $4.3 million cash and more than 150 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 26, 2014

Jury convicts a Bakersfield man of attempted murder (Bakersfield, CA) : A Kern County jury has convicted a Bakersfield man of attempted murder. Prosecutors say Victor Vega, 21, a member of the Varrio Chico Lamont criminal street gang, attacked a 31-year-old man in Lamont on Dec. 21, 2013.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: August 25, 2014

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