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Is the Mexican Mafia making moves in Santa Barbara? (Santa Barbara, CA): Police Chief Cam Sanchez announced Wednesday morning that a massive year-and-a-half-long crackdown on gang violence in Santa Barbara ​— ​dubbed Operation Falling Dawn and carried out in conjunction with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and various state and local agencies ​— ​has resulted in arrests of or charges against 68 people.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: November 20, 2013

Marin jury convicts gang members in Novato shopping center shooting (Marin County, CA): Two men were convicted of attempted murder Wednesday for a gang-related shooting in Novato that paralyzed one of the victims below the waist.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 20, 2013

Oxnard sting targeted drug-trafficking suspects with Mexican Mafia ties (Oxnard, CA): A slew of arrests were made in Oxnard as a result of a multi-agency operation targeting gang-related drug trafficking with ties to the Mexican Mafia. Search and arrests warrants were served early Wednesday morning, and six people were arrested as part of "Operation Supernova."
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 20, 2013

Oxnard police chief sent message about spike in gang violence (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams sent a lengthy message to residents after weeks of violence that has left one young man dead and others wounded by gunfire and what is now attributed to gang violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 19, 2013

Man and child who was playing nearby shot in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA) : A man and a little boy were hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday after they were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting in Long Beach, authorities said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: November 19, 2013

Police Department takes proactive approach to fighting gangs (Red Bluff, CA): The Red Bluff Police Department is taking a proactive approach to fighting gangs. Starting Dec. 2 Vista Middle School and other elementary schools in Red Bluff will have a GREAT officer. 'GREAT' stands for gang resistance education and training.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: November 19, 2013

Police warn students, parents about Watsonville gangs (Watsonville, CA): More than 60 parents and students gathered at Rolling Hills Middle School on Tuesday night to learn about how to resist gangs and recognize signs of problems.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 19, 2013

Man sentenced to life after robbery-gone-wrong (Bakersfield, CA): Three men accused of murder have each been found guilty and sentenced after a robbery-gone-wrong in a Foods Co parking lot. Christopher Patterson, Maxamillian McDonald and Lawrence Slaughter were each found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree robbery and participating in a street gang.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: November 19, 2013

Man accused of fatal shooting due in court (Vista, CA): A probationer accused of gunning down another young man during a gang dispute in Oceanside is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the courthouse in Vista.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 19, 2013

Gang leader convicted in 2009 Watsonville levee murder sentenced to 50 years (Santa Cruz, CA): A 23-year-old gang leader convicted of manslaughter in the 2009 slaying of a homeless man on the Pajaro River levee was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday by a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 19, 2013

Self-proclaimed gang member shot in leg in Fremont (Fremont, CA): A self-proclaimed gang member was recovering from a bullet wound Tuesday after five men shot at him as he strolled through the city's Grimmer neighborhood, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 19, 2013

Reputed gang members face charges for Alhambra carjacking, Monterey Park robbery, freeway chase (Alhambra, CA): Two reputed gang members will be arraigned Wednesday for allegedly carjacking a driver in Alhambra, robbing customers at a Monterey Park restaurant and trying to flee from police on the freeway.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: November 19, 2013

Red Bluff students arrested after apparent gang fight (Red Bluff, CA): Two 14-year-old boys were arrested stemming from what the Red Bluff Police Department believes to have been a gang-related fight during lunchtime at Red Bluff Union High School Thursday On Friday school staff contacted the two boys who had been in a fight the previous day.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: November 19, 2013

Gang-related shooting in Paso Robles is under investigation (Paso Robles, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was the apparent target of an early morning shooting in Paso Robles on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the 2800 block of Oak Street, according to a news release.
Source: The Tribune    Date: November 18, 2013

Prosecutor: Deadly 'Sweet Jimmie's' shooting gang-related (Oakland, CA): Defense attorneys for two men accused of two counts of murder for a fatal shooting at an Oakland restaurant two years ago blamed each other's clients Monday but the prosecutor in the case blamed both men.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 18, 2013

Defendants blame each other for 2011 Jack London Square bar killings (Oakland, CA): Attorneys representing two alleged gang members accused of double murder during a shooting at a Jack London Square bar two years ago blamed each other's clients for the killings during closing arguments Monday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: November 18, 2013

Police seek suspected gang members in Santa Rosa stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police detectives are looking for a group of suspected gang members who attacked an 18-year-old Sunday night. The victim, who wasn't identified, was stabbed, punched and kicked by several people, said police in a release issued early Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 18, 2013

Man arrested in fatal O'side gang fight (Oceanside, CA): A suspected gang member has been arrested on a murder charge after a fight led to the fatal shooting of a teen last week in Oceanside, police said Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 18, 2013

Police get lion's share of Desert Hot Springs spending (Desert Hot Springs, CA): While crime has been an ongoing issue in Desert Hot Springs, the city recently has seen fewer gang and violent crimes.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: November 17, 2013

Gang reduction, common core funding are topics at Lodi Unified School District meeting (Lodi, CA): A city of Lodi representative will report on efforts to reduce gang activity through outreach toward at-risk youth at Tuesday’s Lodi Unified School District board meeting.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 17, 2013

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