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Teen arrested after lockdown at Central Valley High (Shasta Lake, CA): An 18-year-old was arrested following an incident at Central Valley High School on Thursday, which put the campus on a "soft lockdown."
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: February 18, 2016

Solutions to Gangs in Earlimart – A Priority for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department (Earlimart, CA): Plagued by years of gang activity, Earlimart might finally get some relief. The sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit has started issuing injunctions to identified gang members aimed at the Norteno gang. Even though the sheriff’s department has just started educating the community about what the injunction means, the innovative tactic seems to be already be working.
Source: Valley Voice    Date: February 17, 2016

Overcoming violence in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A culture of gang activity and violence has plagued families and their children living and going to school in Southwest Fresno for decades. In an Eyewitness News Investigation Patrick Nelson gives us a look into their daily lives in an urban war zone and why community leaders have hope that one day they'll reclaim their neighborhoods.
Source:    Date: February 17, 2016

Santa Ana police officer, suspect injured in gun battle (Santa Ana, CA): A gang enforcement officer and a suspect were wounded after they exchanged gunfire Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 17, 2016

Former Gang Members Get Tattoos Removed Via Homeboy Industries (Los Angeles, CA): A video takes a look at the men and women of Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that works to help former gang members move on with their lives, currently undergoing tattoo removal.
Source: LAist    Date: February 16, 2016

Eldest gang-killing suspect pleads not guilty to murder (Humboldt County, CA): Transferred to the Humboldt County jail from Pelican Bay State Prison last week, San Luis Obispo resident Joseph Daniel Olivo Jr. pleaded not guilty on Tuesday for the gang-involved stabbing death of a 14-year-old Arcata teenager in 2014.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: February 16, 2016

Two Deep Valley Bloods get more than 75 years in state prison (San Diego, CA): Two Oceanside gangsters will make one more appearance in a San Diego courtroom this month, on February 24, before they spend the rest of their lives in state prison, officials say.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: February 15, 2016

Three arrested in alleged gang dispute (Hanford, CA): Three people are in jail after a man drew a gun during an apparent gang-related argument, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: February 15, 2016

Elk Grove residents voice concern about recent spate of violence, crime (Elk Grove, CA): Residents of Elk Grove’s East Franklin area gave city and police officials an earful last week during a community meeting at Toby Johnson Middle School, following a spate of violence that has unnerved many in this Sacramento suburb.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 14, 2016

Santa Maria residents gather to rally against gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police and residents are working to develop a better line of communication in hopes of putting a stop to gang violence. Locals voiced their questions to officers at a special meeting Thursday night.
Source: KSBY News    Date: February 12, 2016

32 charges filed following traffic stop and arrest of 2 (Murrieta, CA): A late-night traffic stop in Murrieta led to the arrest of two subjects for a variety of narcotics-related and other felony charges on Feb. 8, Officers conducted the traffic stop at 10:22 p.m., during routine patrol. In a press release from Murrieta Police, Lieutenant Tony Conrad explained officers made the traffic stop near Los Alamos Road and Monroe Avenue, in Murrieta.
Source: Valley News    Date: February 12, 2016

Two arrested in Merced gang investigation (Merced, CA): Two men were arrested Thursday after gang investigators seized cocaine and a gun from a home on West 23rd Street in Merced, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 12, 2016

Joining forces to combat gang crimes in South County (South Monterey County, CA): Local law enforcement agencies in Monterey County are seeing success in the fight against gang crimes. Last summer, Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal launched the South Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration after what he saw was a disconnect between the Sheriff’s Office and the four South County communities.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 12, 2016

Murder City - January Killings Unprecedented (Santa Maria, CA): In just last month, Santa Maria saw more murders than all the cities of Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose combined. Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin, who came from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2012 to take over a divided department, called the recent killings “unprecedented,” and the gang-related crime in the past year “a huge uptick.”
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: February 11, 2016

Mistaken identity Oroville murder nets 86 years to life in prison for gang member (Oroville, CA): Family members of the victims filled a row of Judge Robert Glusman’s court, waiting. They waited an hour and a half for deputy district attorney Mark Murphy, plus a year and three months since Ker Vang first appeared in court, to see justice for the two young men who Vang shot when he mistook them for rival gang members.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 11, 2016

Police: Teen was in Hiding When Hunted Down by Gang Members (Eureka, CA): Fourteen-year-old Jesus Garcia-Romero knew his life was in danger, so he and a friend holed up in an apartment on Eureka’s P Street the night of Dec. 16, 2014, according to a court document.
Source: Northcoast Journal    Date: February 11, 2016

Witness in murder trial discusses street gang, alleged crimes (Modesto, CA): A prosecution witness testifying in a Stanislaus County murder trial on Thursday answered questions about his street gang affiliation and alleged criminal behavior.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 11, 2016

Girl, 1, killed in Compton as gunfire erupts outside home (Compton, CA): A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib was fatally shot late Tuesday evening by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's house in Compton, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2016

Residents, officials and police gather at community forum to discuss gang violence (Lodi, CA): In the aftermath of two violent murders and following a rising trend in the amount of guns found on the streets in Lodi, the community has rallied together to try to seek solutions.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: February 10, 2016

Men Found Guilty of Murdering Kelly Hunt in 2013 Santa Barbara Gang Slaying (Santa Barbara, CA): After two days of deliberation, a jury found two men guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 slaying of a man on Olive Street in Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 10, 2016

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