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Gang member gets 26 years in random slaying (Santa Ana, CA): A Garden Grove man convicted of trying to bolster his gang reputation by randomly killing an innocent family man was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 8, 2016

Five suspects in Santa Rosa gang shooting arrested on attempted murder charges (Santa Rosa, CA): A 25-year-old Santa Rosa man and three juveniles were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder stemming from a fight last month outside a Pioneer Way apartment complex that ended with two people wounded by gunfire, police said Thursday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 6, 2016

4 men arrested in gang shooting outside Winton liquor store (Merced County, CA): Four suspected gang members have been arrested in connection with a shooting last month outside a Winton liquor store.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 6, 2016

Graffiti murder: Gangsters killed complaining Arleta neighbor (San Fernando, CA): Three gang members were convicted Wednesday of murdering a neighbor of one of the defendants for complaining days earlier about graffiti in front of his Arleta home.
Source:    Date: October 5, 2016

Officials plan meeting to discuss La Puente’s gang injunction (La Puente, CA): Sheriff’s officials are planning a community meeting this month to discuss and answer questions regarding La Puente’s gang injunction. In addition to La Puente, the injunction against the Puente 13 and Bassett Grande street gangs also covers portions of West Covina and nearby unincorporated county areas such as Valinda and Bassett.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: October 5, 2016

New Fresno policing district focuses on high crime areas (Fresno, CA): Patrols are now underway in Fresno's new Central policing district. More than 70 officers will work out of the new substation at Manchester Center. The grand opening was held Tuesday. The central policing district was disbanded five years ago during budget cuts.
Source:    Date: October 4, 2016

Merced police arrest suspected gang members with guns (Merced, CA): The Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested two men last week who are believed to have gang ties after finding them with guns, police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 3, 2016

Police substation to open in Central Fresno after week of deadly gang violence (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police said new Central Fresno substation opening at Manchester Center is coming at a perfect time to help combat recent gang violence. A man died Saturday night after being shot in the area of Grant and Effie Streets. Authorities said it was gang-related and stemmed from a fight with a rival gang.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 2, 2016

LAPD reassigns elite cops after killings fall in South L.A. but crime jumps in other parts of L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): With homicides declining steadily after a large spike earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department has scaled back an emergency crime-fighting operation that had flooded South Los Angeles with officers from the elite Metropolitan Division.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 1, 2016

Leaders question effect of Coachella gang injunction on boys, men of color (Coachella, CA): The City of Coachella is questioning the efficacy of the gang injunction the District Attorney served this spring to combat crime.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: September 30, 2016

Charges dropped against 2 men in SF nightclub slaying (San Francisco, CA): The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against two men accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old man inside a South of Market nightclub this summer, officials said Thursday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: September 29, 2016

San Mateo County Recognizes Tongan Woman For Anti-Gang Work (San Mateo County, CA): As an impressionable kid, Lisa Tatola-Joachim knew her life could have gone differently. She credits community members’ support for getting her through school and on the right path.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: September 29, 2016

Investigation Into Hayes Valley Quadruple Homicide Stymied By Gang Silence, Fear (San Francisco, CA): An investigation into the fatal shooting of four men on Page Street in January 2015 has been slowed by the fact that witnesses have been afraid to come forward, and some of those with direct knowledge of the crime are likely gang members who don't want to talk to police.
Source: SFist    Date: September 29, 2016

Violent crime on the rise in Santa Maria, according to FBI report (Santa Maria, CA): Violent crime is on the rise in Santa Maria, according to the FBI's latest crime report, and officials are attributing the uptick to gang violence and a growing population.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: September 28, 2016

Police: Avenal man threatened two people with a gun (Avenal, CA): A gang member who allegedly threatened two people with a gun was arrested Tuesday following an hour-long SWAT standoff, the Avenal Police Department said.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: September 28, 2016

Victory! Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Overhaul California's Broken Gang Databases (Sacramento, CA): Over the last few weeks, a broad coalition of civil liberties and social justice organizations rained down letters, tweets, and op-eds on Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign A.B. 2298, a bill to begin the process of overhauling the state's CalGang gang affiliation database. Gov. Brown signed the legislation, creating a requirement that law enforcement inform a person before they add them to a shared gang database such as CalGang.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation    Date: September 28, 2016

Year-over-year violent gang crime doubles, report says (Bakersfield, CA): A crime report provided to the city manager's office by the Bakersfield Police Department indicates gang-related shootings and deaths are on a rapid rise.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: September 26, 2016

Founding gang member in Montebello convicted of murder (Montebello, CA): A man described by authorities as a founding member of a Montebello-based gang’s “killer squad” has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the execution-style killings of rival gang members.
Source:    Date: September 26, 2016

Founding member of Montebello gang’s ‘killer squad’ convicted of 2 murders (Montebello, CA): A man described by authorities as a founding member of a Montebello-based gang’s “killer squad” was convicted Monday of two counts of first-degree murder in the execution-style killings of rival gang members.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 26, 2016

Police arrest members of Fresno-based Fly Boys gang in recent shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested six gang members since Thursday and recovered three handguns and ammunition related to an uptick in shootings over the past two months.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 23, 2016

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