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New youth crime study released on Monterey, Santa Cruz counties (Monterey, CA) : A new study on teen violence found gangs are influencing the young at an earlier age -- statistics that are echoed on the Central Coast. The study, by the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health, found that in Santa Cruz County, 11.6 percent of seventh grade students professed to being gang members – the highest rate locally. Across the state, 8.3 percent made the same admission.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: September 3, 2013

Grief, questions on day after Live Oak shooting (Live Oak, CA): With the body of known gang member Vidal Montiel laying in the road late Saturday in Live Oak, a small group of women from his neighborhood prayed quietly together on the sidewalk, tears streaking down their faces.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 1, 2013

Gang member arrested with gun, meth (Santa Barbara, CA): A 21-year-old Santa Barbara gang member — Jesus Campos Soto — was arrested this Tuesday and charged with gun, drug, and gang-related crimes. He's being held in County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: August 31, 2013

Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action (Compton, CA): Compton city officials have announced efforts to combat a recent surge in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which patrols Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 31, 2013

Gang member gets 14 years in taqueria assault (Redwood City, CA): One of three Norteño gang members convicted of attacking a Redwood City taqueria patron because they thought he was a Hispanic gang rival was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for felony assault.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: August 31, 2013

Photos of kids holding guns, flashing gang signs found in sweep (Los Angeles, CA): During an investigation into the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips in South L.A., authorities found photos on social media sites associated with the gang showing children flashing the thumbs up and posing with guns.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2013

Gang member convicted of murdering three-week old baby (Los Angeles, CA): The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2013

Five gang members indicted in beating death of boy, 14 (San Jose, CA): Five gang members have been indicted in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was brutally beaten on a Roosevelt Park basketball court by a mob that accused him of rival affiliation, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 30, 2013

Two reputed gang members charged in Union City murders (Union City, CA): Two reputed gang members were charged Friday with special circumstances murder for the shooting deaths of two other men in Union City on Sunday, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: August 30, 2013

Probationer found with 77-plant marijuana grow (Berkeley, CA): A Berkeley Police arrest earlier this month led to the seizure of 77 marijuana plants and the arrest of a probationer and alleged gang member.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: August 30, 2013

Gang injunction debated as L.A. police commissioners are confirmed (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Council on Friday signed off on Mayor Eric Garcetti's nominees to the Board of Police Commissioners, including one who questioned the fairness of a gang injunction proposed for neighborhoods northwest of downtown.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2013

Gang injunction sought for Echo Park (Echo Park, CA): The Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD) is looking clampdown on violence in Echo Park but many in the community are concerned over the repercussions.
Source: Los Feliz Ledger    Date: August 29, 2013

Three dozen Rollin' 30s gang members arrested in South L.A. raid (Los Angeles, CA): Nearly three dozen members of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips were in custody Thursday morning on federal and state charges after early-morning raids by hundreds of LAPD officers and FBI agents across South Los Angeles, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 29, 2013

Compton experiences spike in homicides, all gang-related (Compton, CA): Compton city officials announced efforts Thursday to combat a recent spike in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which patrols Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 29, 2013

Arrest in Oceanside murder attempt (Oceanside, CA): A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with an apparently gang-related attempt on another man's life earlier this month that may be related to the slaying of a 21-year-old man, authorities said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: August 29, 2013

Man stabbed in face at trolley stop (San Diego, CA): A 43-year-old man was stabbed in the face while waiting at a trolley stop in Old Town in an apparent gang-related attack, police said Thursday.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: August 29, 2013

Feds, locals crack down on violent Richmond gang (Richmond, CA): More than 20 alleged members of one of Richmond's most violent street gangs are behind bars after a joint law enforcement crackdown that combined community policing techniques and a court-authorized wiretap operation, according to police and prosecutors.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: August 29, 2013

Illegal entry gets 18th Street gang members arrested (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents from Calexico, California station apprehend another dangerous 18th Street gang member attempting an illegal entry into the United States, two gang members in just the last three days.
Source: Examiner    Date: August 29, 2013

Authorities release names of suspected Bay Area gang members arrested in Operation Ceasefire (Oakland, CA): The names of 13 reputed members of a violent East Oakland street gang arrested recently as a result of Operation Ceasefire and the charges filed against them were released by authorities Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: August 28, 2013

Eleven arraigned for downtown Chico robbery Saturday (Oroville, CA): Eleven co-defendants appeared in court for the first time Tuesday for an alleged robbery incident in downtown Chico. The co-defendants also face a gang allegation that the alleged battery was a felony because it was done as part of a gang activity.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: August 28, 2013

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