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Santa Maria aims to curb youth violence (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria saw its first aggravated assault case of 2017 on Jan. 3, when two minors ages 15 and 16 were dropped off at the intersection of El Camino and Thornburg streets with stab wounds. The victims were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
Source: Santa Maria Sun    Date: January 11, 2017

Gang Database Criticized for Denying Due Process May Be Used for Deportations (Los Angeles, CA): Peter Arellano was standing on the street with his father last year when an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department handcuffed him, supposedly for vandalism a few blocks away. Before asking him for any information about the incident, the police officer asked him for his gang moniker, Mr. Arellano said. He told the officer he had none. But moments later, Mr. Arellano was served with a gang injunction, restricting where he could go in public and with whom.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 10, 2017

Man stabbed in head by suspected gang members (San Diego, CA): A man was stabbed twice in a Mountain View alley this morning after being jumped by suspected gang members, police said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: January 9, 2017

Pasadena police seize guns, make numerous arrests in aftermath of deadly gang shootings (Pasadena, CA): Pasadena police seized nine guns including two assault rifles and arrested 10 people as a result of increased patrols due to two recent gang-related shootings in which two died and three were injured.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 9, 2017

Police investigating gang-related shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a shooting in Salinas Saturday night that left one man dead, police said. At about 11:41 p.m., police were notified of gunshots coming from the parking lot of 1980 N. Main St. in Salinas. Around the same time, other calls came in about a shooting victim in the same parking lot, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 8, 2017

2 men fatally shot at Pasadena vigil identified (Pasadena, CA): Authorities have identified two Pasadena men who were shot to death while gathered at a vigil for another recent homicide victim in a suspected gang-related attack that also left two other people wounded late Friday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 8, 2017

Man shot in northwest Santa Rosa in apparent gang incident (Santa Rosa, CA): A 24-year-old man was shot Friday night in northwest Santa Rosa in an apparent gang-related incident, authorities said. The victim, whose name was not released, was with friends about 7:40 p.m. on the 2100 block of Jennings Avenue when a man walked up to the victim, announced his gang affiliation and asked the victim what gang he was affiliated with, Sgt. Tommy Isachsen said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 7, 2017

Man gets 40 years to life in fatal Buena Park party shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for gunning down a Buena Park resident who ordered guests at his son's birthday party to leave after the defendant and his associates crashed the gathering and started a fight.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 6, 2017

Kings County sees spike in homicides (Kings County, CA): Kings County had 15 homicides in 2016, almost twice as many as in the previous two years, according to data from the Kings County Coroner’s Office.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: January 3, 2017

Getaway driver faces murder charge in Mira Mesa gang killing (San Diego, CA): A man remains jailed on $1 million in bail, accused of murder in a Mira Mesa gang shooting even though he didn’t fire the gun and it was one of his own companions who died.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 3, 2017

Richmond: Three suspected gang members charged in Walmart shooting (Richmond, CA): Three suspected members of a street gang were charged with attempted murder last week in connection with a December shooting at a local Walmart, police said.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: January 3, 2017

Gang member sentenced in teenage sex trafficking case (San Diego, CA): A North Park gang member was sentenced to 5½ years in prison for his role in a racketeering scheme that involved sex trafficking, drug sales and robbery — a sentence that was followed up hours later with a notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 2, 2017

This is how San Bernardino officials are working to address 2016’s homicide surge (Sann Bernardino, CA): On the evening of Dec. 15, Luis Sanchez Aguinaga had just pulled up to his San Bernardino home after wrapping up a long day of laying flooring. His wife, Elizabeth Lorenzano, and her mother, heard the familiar sound of his car park on the street and they expected him to walk through the front door in just a few minutes.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 31, 2016

Street violence rises, burglary drops in scattered crime profile for 2016 (San Jose, CA): In 2016, San Jose saw a 25-year high in homicides, a distinction that drew a lot of year-end attention. But most experts would agree that a different statistic is more concerning: Violent crime was up across the board, logging a 15 percent increase over last year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 31, 2016

Domestic violence related murders rise sharply in Fresno during 2016 (Fresno, CA): Fresno is finishing out the year with one fewer homicide than last year. But there's been a dramatic increase in murders this year that are domestic violence related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 30, 2016

Violent crime in L.A. jumps for third straight year as police deal with gang, homeless issues (Los Angeles, CA): Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for the third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang-related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2016

Vacaville man held on variety of charges, gang allegation (Fairfield, CA): A Vacaville man authorities said is member of a street gang was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on multiple felony charges. The ruling follows two days of probable cause hearings in which a friend of the accused also was held for trial.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: December 29, 2016

Man arrested in conection with $5,000 in gang graffiti damage (Redwood Valley, CA): On December 28, at 3:20p.m., the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a call of a suspect spray painting buildings, fences, and the roadway in the 400 block of Ellen Lynn Road in Redwood Valley.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: December 29, 2016

‘Involuntary’ confession tossed in 2014 gang murder trial (Martinez, CA): Two alleged gang members are heading to trial, charged with murdering a San Pablo man in a 2014 drive-by shooting, court records show.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 29, 2016

Three alleged gang members acquitted of conspiracy to murder rivals (Martinez, CA): Three Richmond men were acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder and gang charges Tuesday, in a case that resulted from a law enforcement wiretap operation. As they have in past cases, Contra Costa prosecutors also introduced rap videos made by two of the defendants that allegedly proved their gang ties, a decision blasted by a defense attorney following the trial.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 28, 2016

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