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Gang members sentenced for killing Arizona man during police chase in Concord (Martinez, CA): Before being sentenced to prison Friday, two Concord gang members made a promise to an Arizona woman whose ex-husband was killed in an auto wreck they caused while fleeing police in 2011: They will turn their lives around in the name of their victim, Joseph Smith.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 26, 2013

After years of violence, L.A.'s Watts sees crime subside (Los Angeles, CA): For decades, the Watts neighborhood has been notorious for gang violence and strained relations between residents and police. But violent crime and homicide have fallen dramatically in recent years and a community policing effort is helping to ease tensions between cops and the community.
Source: Capital Public Radio    Date: July 25, 2013

Salinas gets a second chance with an outreach program (Salinas, CA): The program takes people, who may have connection to gangs or gang lifestyles, but have since reformed, and trains them to reach out to kids. The Violence Interrupter program was awarded a second grant for a half-million dollars to help curb violence on Salinas Streets, and keep kids from getting involved in the vicious gang cycle.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: July 25, 2013

A third way on gangs? (Santa Barbara, CA): By Tuesday morning ​— ​at a meeting of the Santa Barbara Teen Coalition ​— ​Cathy Murillo was able to articulate the question animating her formation of an organization called the Pro-Youth Movement. "If we don’t want a [gang] injunction, what do we want?" she asked.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 25, 2013

Gang member who fatally stabbed partially paralyzed man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison (San Diego, CA): A gang member who stabbed a partially paralyzed man 19 times after issuing a gang challenge to the victim on a southeast San Diego street was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in state prison.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: July 25, 2013

Graffiti includes death threats to Santa Cruz police officers (Santa Cruz, CA): Graffiti found Thursday at Bay View Elementary School threatened the lives of Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark and four other officers.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: July 25, 2013

Graffiti includes death threats to Santa Cruz police officers (Santa Cruz, CA): Graffiti found Thursday at Bay View Elementary School threatened the lives of Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark and four other officers.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: July 25, 2013

Another Salinas teen claimed by gang violence (Salinas, CA): A 15-year-old boy is the latest Salinas homicide victim. He was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near Sieber and Orchard
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 25, 2013

Four shot in Salinas in less than 24 hours; two dead (Salinas, CA): A deadly triple shooting in Salinas on Boronda Road happened less than 24 hours after a 15-year-old boy was shot to death on Orchard Avenue. Detectives suspect Thursday's slaying on the west side was carried out in retaliation for Wednesday's gang-related homicide on the east side.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: July 25, 2013

Teen enters guilty plea in Lodi murder (Lodi, CA): A teen on Thursday entered a guilty plea in the shooting death of a Lodi man last year. Abelardo Heras, 17, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and committing a felony for the benefit of a criminal street gang in the Feb. 9, 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Eric Lopez Ramirez.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: July 25, 2013

For Cowboys free agent Eric Rogers, avoiding trouble is a way of life (Duarte, CA): Rogers' family members in Duarte had gang ties, but his mother inspired him to work hard and dream big. After outstanding years at Cal Lutheran, the wide receiver is working to beat the odds again.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 24, 2013

Multiple shootings in Salinas: Which are 'gang-related'? (Salinas, CA): There have been multiple shootings in Salinas in the last few days. Salinas police said they're not just random acts of violence.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: July 24, 2013

Feds indict 10 alleged Southland gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A Homeland Security probe into an alleged drug and weapons trafficking scheme by a Los Angeles street gang has led to the indictment 10 gang members, six of whom were arrested Wednesday, authorities said.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 24, 2013

Jury convicts gang member in 2010 murder near Encina High (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted Luis Prudente of first-degree murder in the Nov. 27, 2010, shooting death of Jesse Dean Jones.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 24, 2013

10 reputed 18th Street gang leaders charged in drug, weapons case (Los Angeles, CA): Ten reputed "shot callers" of the notorious 18th Street gang were indicted Wednesday for suspected methamphetamine and gun trafficking in South Los Angeles, federal authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 24, 2013

We don't care gang killer begs judges to care about his trial complaint (Orange County, CA): Orange County gangster Sarith Yin thought of himself as a tough guy, a hit man, and carried a shiny, black .40-caliber handgun to elevate his 125-pound stature to heights he must have felt were towering.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: July 24, 2013

Gang member convicted after tattooing murder scene on his chest (Los Angeles, CA): A California gang member was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder after authorities say a tattoo on his chest depicting the murder scene led to his apprehension. 25-year-old Anthony Garcia could face life in prison for his role in the 2004 shooting at a Pico Rivera liquor store.
Source: Breitbart    Date: July 24, 2013

375 held in drug sweep (San Diego, CA): Nearly 375 suspected criminals were arrested, two marijuana grows were disrupted and almost $500,000 worth of drugs were seized in a countywide law enforcement effort targeting drug offenders and gangs over the weekend.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 23, 2013

Shooting in West Fresno Monday night (West Fresno, CA): Police say a shooting at an apartment complex near Brawley and Highway 99 was gang-related.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: July 23, 2013

New City Attorney to study proposed Echo Park area gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Newly elected City Attorney Mike Feuer said today he will be taking a close look at an Echo Park area gang injunction that has been proposed by his predecessor to limit the activity of six rival gangs in the area.
Source: The Eastsider    Date: July 23, 2013

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