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Imperial police seeks gang injunction (Imperial, CA): The city of Imperial is pursuing a civil gang injunction against a local gang, the first for the area. "We've been working on that for months," said Imperial Police Chief Miguel Colon, confirming that "ImpXIII" is the group in question.
Source: Imperial Valley Press    Date: April 20, 2013

Teenager on trial for alleged gang shooting in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Trial began last week for a 17-year-old boy accused of shooting another teenager in the belly with a shotgun. Prosecutors claim that it was one year ago when Samuel went into rival gang territory with a group of homies after midnight on a Sunday morning.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: April 20, 2013

Man hurt in Merced machete attack (Merced, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured this week in a gang-related machete attack near 13th and R streets, Merced police reported. Police arrested Uriel Soto, 19, of Merced on suspicion of participating in the attack.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 19, 2013

Man arrested in Burbank for vandalism, alleged gang tags (Burbank, CA): A 25-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized several public areas with gang-related graffiti, Burbank police said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: April 19, 2013

Gang member convicted of attempted murder in July shooting (Kern County, CA): A jury convicted a gang member Thursday of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a July shooting. Javier Garcia Lopez, 25, faces life in prison at his May 16 sentencing, according to a Kern County District Attorney's office news release.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: April 19, 2013

Two gang members arrested for shooting 15-year-old boy (Lompoc, CA): Gang Detectives with the Lompoc Police Department have arrested two gang members in connection with a shooting that happened back in December.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: April 19, 2013

Monterey County sets community meetings on preventing gang violence (Monterey County, CA): The County of Monterey has launched a new, coordinated approach to address gang violence with a strategic plan, four community meetings, and an action planning process for county agencies.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 18, 2013

Lompoc man arrested, searched under gang injunction (Lompoc, CA): Units with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the Lompoc Police Department searched the home of an alleged criminal street gang member Wednesday as part of its citywide gang injunction.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: April 18, 2013

Community seeks solutions to Watsonville gang violence (Pajaro, CA): What can the community do to stem gang violence and bring peace to the streets? About 40 people -- parents, teens, community and religious leaders -- gathered Wednesday at Assumption Church to begin to answer that question.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2013

Paso Robles Police form new team to combat drugs, gangs (Paso Robles, CA): The Paso Robles Police Department announced Tuesday the formation of a Special Enforcement Team to combat illegal drugs and gang activity in the city.
Source: KSBY News    Date: April 16, 2013

Man accused of killing, burying rival gang member will face trial (San Bernardino, CA): A suspected gang member will stand trial for allegedly killing a rival gang member and then burying his body in a backyard.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: April 16, 2013

L.A. gang member retraining group opens Homeboy airport cafe (Los Angeles, CA): There are dozens of places to grab a to-go meal in any terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. But frequent traveler Sergio Coronado opts for a snack from the Homeboy Café and Bakery because he knows that buying lunch there helps former gang members stay out of jail.
Source: NBC News    Date: April 15, 2013

Ventura gang-related assault suspects sought (Ventura, CA): A 21-year-old man was hospitalized following a violent assault by as many as five alleged gang members in Ventura Sunday.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 15, 2013

Second E Street murder suspect arraigned (Victorville, CA): A second Inglewood man was arraigned Monday on felony charges for his suspected involvement in the shooting death of a Victorville 17-year-old.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 15, 2013

27-year-old man suffers multiple stab wounds in gang-related attack (San Diego, CA): A 27-year-old man suffered at least five stab wounds while being assaulted by four suspects during a gang-related attack today outside a bar in San Diego, a police officer said.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network    Date: April 14, 2013

Officers fear gang war in South Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): Detective Lizardo Guzman said Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones has ordered extra patrols of gang officers in unmarked cars to suppress the violence.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: April 14, 2013

Two Red Bluff men among three arrested in gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of three men, two with ties to Red Bluff, who are believed to be responsible for a gang-related shooting last summer.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: April 13, 2013

Alejo bill asks $3M annually to prevent gang violence (Salinas, CA): Santiago Amezcua was a 31-year-old father of five, all less than 6 years in age, when he was fatally shot six times in the 1200 block of Rider Avenue in late 2009. Amezcua, a night-shift employee of Fresh Express, had been sitting alone in his Ford Mustang at 10 a.m. that morning, preparing to visit his four daughters and son.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 13, 2013

Trial to expose East Bay prison gang's secrets (Martinez, CA): It has taken more than five years, but an alleged prison gang leader's trial begins Monday, likely to expose the underbelly of prison gangs operating within East Bay jails, an allegedly corrupt cop, missing police documents and the defendant's own adept legal mind.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 13, 2013

Streets quiet, still volatile after several south Sacramento shootings (Sacramento, CA): After a day and night of gunfire and bloodshed, a Sacramento County gang suppression unit worked the streets Thursday night to gather intelligence and make arrests.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: April 12, 2013

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