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Gang leader and career offender sentenced to 12 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking in gang channels (San Jose, CA): Jose Miguel Aguilar (a/k/a "Lil Joe") was sentenced today to twelve years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson. Aguilar, one of the highest-ranking members of the Sunnyvale-based Norteño gang, "Varrio Via Sol," or "VVS," routinely sold ounce and greater quantities of methamphetamine.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: March 20, 2014

FBI task force arrests members of San Jose-based Sureno street gang (San Jose, CA): The arrests Wednesday morning of two members of a Sureno street gang in San Jose by an FBI task force has effectively ended the gang's existence as a criminal group, an FBI spokesman said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 19, 2014

Santa Maria police release gang documentary (Santa Maria, CA): A documentary featuring local gang members aims to expose the dangers of street gang culture on the Central Coast. The Santa Maria Police Department worked with Cal Poly Journalism graduate Matt Yoon to create the film, in hopes of preventing young kids from getting involved in the gang lifestyle.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 19, 2014

Gang leader gets 12 years for meth trafficking (Sunnyvale, CA): A gang leader with a history of violent felonies was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 19, 2014

Reputed gang member gets life sentence in 2011 Oakland restaurant double-murder (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a shooting at a restaurant near Jack London Square three years ago that left two people dead and five others wounded.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: March 19, 2014

Graffiti along VC Road likely gang-related (Valley Center, CA): The recent streak of graffiti in Valley Center and the surrounding area has prompted sheriff's deputies to launch an investigation into gang-related vandalism. Since the beginning of March, graffiti has cropped up in the South Village of Valley Center, in Pauma Valley, and even as far away as Pala.
Source: Valley Roadrunner    Date: March 19, 2014

Novato police arrest three suspects, including 16-year-old, in alleged gang attack (Novato, CA): A woman and two teenagers were arrested after an alleged gang-related attack in Novato.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: March 18, 2014

Man charged with murder: Shooting was sparked by bad relations between rival gangs (San Leandro, CA): A man who played a key role in a shooting after a tattoo party in San Leandro in October 2011 that left three people dead and three others wounded testified today the shooting was sparked by bad relations between two rival gangs.
Source: SanLeandroPatch    Date: March 18, 2014

Deputies target Weaver Plaza for increased gang activity (Adelanto, CA): County sheriff's deputies made concerted efforts in Adelanto last month near the intersection of Cactus Road and Pearmain Street after city officials received a rash of complaints from nearby residents regarding an increase in suspected gang activities.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 17, 2014

San Diego Police helping end gang retaliation with text messages (San Diego, CA): When two Mount Hope gang members were shot in January, one of the first things San Diego Police gang Lt. Keith Lucas did was text Cornelius Bowser.
Source: KPBS News    Date: March 17, 2014

L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor (Los Angeles, CA): The two schools are a two-minute drive apart in similarly low-income, largely immigrant neighborhoods. But to hear students tell it, the two places might as well be different planets.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 16, 2014

Death penalty possible for SF gang members arrested on racketeering and murder allegations (San Francisco, CA): A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 14 Sureños gang members for alleged racketeering and murder in San Francisco on Thursday, a district attorney said. The gang members named in the indictment are alleged members of the 19th Street Sureños gang and the associated 16th Street Sureños gang, U.S. District Attorney Melinda Haag and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Clark Settles said.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal    Date: March 16, 2014

Reputed gang member gets 110 years to life in Hayward teen's murder (Hayward, CA): A reputed gang member was sentenced this week to 110 years to life in state prison for his second-degree murder conviction for fatally shooting Samuel Nava III, a popular 17-year-old Hayward High School student.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: March 15, 2014

Five suspected gang members charged in Pinole shooting death (Richmond, CA): An investigation by six law enforcement agencies has resulted in charges against five suspected Norteno gang members and associates in the shooting death of a North Richmond man outside a Pinole bar in February that may have sparked a flurry of gang-related violence.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 14, 2014

Procession call for end to gang violence in East Palo Alto (East Palo Alto, CA): Josue Barbosa Zamora died in a drive-by shooting Jan. 13, 300 feet from his front door, the latest young man to die violently in East Palo Alto. "Every day I ask myself if it was worth it. We escaped from Mexico because of the violence and poverty and now we found this," said Lorena Zamora, who left her husband behind 10 years ago to bring her three children to the U.S.
Source: Catholic Sentinel    Date: March 14, 2014

Suspected gang members arrested in Winton murder (Winton, CA): Merced County Sheriff's deputies have arrested nine suspected gang members -- four of which they believe were involved in the murder of 33-year-old Francisco Pena. The victim was found in the backyard of a home in Winton. He had been shot multiple times.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: March 14, 2014

Four arrested in gang homicide in 'massive' Merced County Sheriff's Department case (Merced County, CA): Four suspected gang members have been charged with murder in the recent slaying of a 33-year-old Winton resident, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 14, 2014

Curbing flow of gang violence in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Lt. Adam Knowland has spent 18 years on Oceanside's police force, 12 of those battling gangs. Last year he noticed something different: More "up-close and personal" gang-related killings in which the suspects were young. Older gang members appear to place some value on life, he notes, but it doesn't appear that way with teens and those in their early 20s.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 14, 2014

Two suspected gang members arrested after threats at shopping center (Half Moon Bay, CA): A pair of suspected gang members were arrested this week after a Wednesday incident that involved men hanging out in a shopping center parking lot and threatening random passers-by with handguns, sheriff's officials said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 14, 2014

Two charged in Covina burglary, suspected of other break-ins (Covina, CA): Two Angeles gang members were charged Friday with breaking into a Covina home, ransacking the place and stealing jewelry and a flashlight, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: March 14, 2014

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