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South Sacramento youth convicted of attempted murder (Sacramento, CA): When his sister took a punch in the face, gang member DeAngelo Holley decided to get revenge. Holley, now 17, was a member of the Gunz-Up gang, when his sister told him that she had been punched in the face during a dispute with some Guttah Boyz gang members at a house located on Newport Avenue in south Sacramento, said Shelly Orio, a spokeswoman with the Sacramento County District Attorney's office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 22, 2012

Weekend killing latest in surge of gang violence on 16th St. (San Francisco, CA): A 19-year-old man, identified as Jose Escobar by the San Francisco medical examiner, was shot and killed near 16th and Valencia streets early Saturday morning, police said. Neighbors and merchants fear the homicide shows a resurgence of gang violence along 16th Street.
Source: Mission Local    Date: October 22, 2012

Police: Killing of gang member was self-defense (Santa Ana, CA): Prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a man suspected of stabbing one man to death and seriously injured another during a street fight after authorities determined that he acted in self-defense, police said Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 22, 2012

Anaheim police officer shoots allegedly armed gang member (Anaheim, CA): An Anaheim police officer shot a gang member during a confrontation early Sunday morning. Police said they have increased patrols in the area due to increased tension between two rival gangs after the murder of a 14-year-old documented gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 21, 2012

Two suspects in Yuba City gang shooting arrested (Yuba City, CA) : Two suspected Yuba City gang members have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of an Olivehurst man last month.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: October 20, 2012

Four drive-by shootings in Baldwin Park apparently gang-related (Baldwin Park, CA): A series of apparently gang-related shootings took place throughout the city on Friday night and early Saturday morning, Baldwin Park Police officials said Saturday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: October 20, 2012

Santa Ana fatal bicycle shooting victim was gang member (Santa Ana, CA): A man on a bicycle was shot and killed in Santa Ana, and police say the victim was a known gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 19, 2012

Woodlanders learn about rival gangs (Woodland, CA): Nortenos and Surenos were the primary topic of conversation Wednesday night at a gang awareness forum. Around 50 community members gathered at Dingle Elementary's cafeteria as Woodland Police Sgt. Heath Parsons, supervisor of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, outlined specifics of each organization, from symbols to associated colors, and ways locals can be proactive in their own safety.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 19, 2012

APD arrest two involved in morning stabbing (Anderson, CA): Anderson Police arrest two registered gang members after a 19-year-old reported he was assaulted by them with a knife on Friday, October 19, police said.
Source: Anderson Valley Post    Date: October 19, 2012

Community key to reducing youth gang violence, expert says (Los Angeles, CA): Community Involvement, Relational Networks Key to Reducing Youth-Related Gang Violence in Los Angeles, says City's Head of Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange    Date: October 19, 2012

Seven arrested in gang-related beating death of 14-year-old at Roosevelt Park (San Jose, CA): Police have arrested four men and three juveniles on suspicion of murder in connection with the gang-related beating death earlier this year of a 14-year-old San Jose boy at Roosevelt Park.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 19, 2012

San Bernardino gang member sentenced to 40 years to life for murder (San Bernardino, CA): A San Bernardino gang member was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison this week for fatally shooting another man during a gang-related fight earlier this year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: October 19, 2012

Indictments target South L.A. street gang, apartment complex (Los Angeles, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested four members and associates of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, the same day city prosecutors filed a civil injunction to force changes at an apartment complex that has been a center of gang activity, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 18, 2012

Gang member arrested after officer shoots at him (Anaheim, CA): A documented gang member armed with a handgun was arrested Wednesday night after a shooting involving an officer in which no one was struck, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 18, 2012

60 weapons seized in operation targeting gang activity (San Diego, CA): Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they had dismantled a drug and gun trafficking ring that involved members of 13 different gangs and resulted in what is believed to be the biggest single-day weapons seizure in San Diego County.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: October 17, 2012

Oakland crime up 20% (Oakland, CA): Crime in Oakland is 20 percent higher than it was a year ago. One hundred people have been slain in the city - including five within an 18-hour period this month. So on Tuesday, when Police Chief Howard Jordan delivered a report to the City Council that read in part, "Oakland does not have a citywide crime reduction plan," several council members were not pleased.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 17, 2012

Woodland begins search for gang prevention leader (Woodland, CA): When it comes to affecting youth gang violence, Mayor Skip Davies, former Mayor Art Pimentel and Public Safety Officer Dan Bellini agree that the city of Woodland can't arrest its way out of the problem.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 17, 2012

Gang intervention workers and police build trust (Los Angeles, CA): Gang intervention workers and cops are working together to curb gang violence in Los Angeles. But trust between the two groups hasn’t come easily as some 40 Los Angeles Police Department officers and LA County Sheriff’s deputies made clear during a recent all-day training session on the topic.
Source: HealthyCal    Date: October 16, 2012

Man killed in Seaside shooting was hurt in August gunfire at health clinic (Seaside, CA): After weeks of escalating violence in Seaside, police said a man killed Friday night in the city is the same person who was shot and injured outside a Marina health clinic in August.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 16, 2012

Two prisons now report hunger strikes over gang policy (Tehachapi-Corcoran, CA): A hunger strike over new prison gang policies has spread to a second institution, involving more than 200 inmates.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 16, 2012

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