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Richmond: Three suspected gang members charged in Walmart shooting (Richmond, CA): Three suspected members of a street gang were charged with attempted murder last week in connection with a December shooting at a local Walmart, police said.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: January 3, 2017

Gang member sentenced in teenage sex trafficking case (San Diego, CA): A North Park gang member was sentenced to 5½ years in prison for his role in a racketeering scheme that involved sex trafficking, drug sales and robbery — a sentence that was followed up hours later with a notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 2, 2017

This is how San Bernardino officials are working to address 2016’s homicide surge (Sann Bernardino, CA): On the evening of Dec. 15, Luis Sanchez Aguinaga had just pulled up to his San Bernardino home after wrapping up a long day of laying flooring. His wife, Elizabeth Lorenzano, and her mother, heard the familiar sound of his car park on the street and they expected him to walk through the front door in just a few minutes.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 31, 2016

Street violence rises, burglary drops in scattered crime profile for 2016 (San Jose, CA): In 2016, San Jose saw a 25-year high in homicides, a distinction that drew a lot of year-end attention. But most experts would agree that a different statistic is more concerning: Violent crime was up across the board, logging a 15 percent increase over last year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 31, 2016

Domestic violence related murders rise sharply in Fresno during 2016 (Fresno, CA): Fresno is finishing out the year with one fewer homicide than last year. But there's been a dramatic increase in murders this year that are domestic violence related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 30, 2016

Violent crime in L.A. jumps for third straight year as police deal with gang, homeless issues (Los Angeles, CA): Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for the third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang-related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2016

Vacaville man held on variety of charges, gang allegation (Fairfield, CA): A Vacaville man authorities said is member of a street gang was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on multiple felony charges. The ruling follows two days of probable cause hearings in which a friend of the accused also was held for trial.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: December 29, 2016

Man arrested in conection with $5,000 in gang graffiti damage (Redwood Valley, CA): On December 28, at 3:20p.m., the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a call of a suspect spray painting buildings, fences, and the roadway in the 400 block of Ellen Lynn Road in Redwood Valley.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: December 29, 2016

‘Involuntary’ confession tossed in 2014 gang murder trial (Martinez, CA): Two alleged gang members are heading to trial, charged with murdering a San Pablo man in a 2014 drive-by shooting, court records show.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 29, 2016

Three alleged gang members acquitted of conspiracy to murder rivals (Martinez, CA): Three Richmond men were acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder and gang charges Tuesday, in a case that resulted from a law enforcement wiretap operation. As they have in past cases, Contra Costa prosecutors also introduced rap videos made by two of the defendants that allegedly proved their gang ties, a decision blasted by a defense attorney following the trial.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 28, 2016

San Diego Gang Member Accused of Murder Snared in Massive Police Sting (San Diego, CA): A pair of reputed gang members accused of killing two men and wounding another in a 2015 attack on a Riverside street made their initial court appearances Friday.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: December 23, 2016

Key Bay Area figures in Nuestra Familia prison gang sentenced for murders, drugs (Oakland, CA): A leader, two Bay Area commanders, and a street solider in the Nuestra Familia prison gang have received long prison sentences for murders in Oakland and San Jose, racketeering, drug trafficking, robberies, assaults and other crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 22, 2016

Gang members arrested in separate San Bernardino slayings, police say (San Bernardino, CA): Two arrests were made Wednesday in separate San Bernardino shootings – an August incident that left a father of seven and his neighbor dead and his longtime girlfriend wounded and an April incident in which a man was found dead in his car.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: December 22, 2016

LA sues to fight Crips gang activity at strip mall (Los Angeles, CA): The owner and one of the tenants of a South Los Angeles strip mall alleged to be a hotbed of gang activity are the targets of a lawsuit filed today by City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: December 21, 2016

Incarcerated Los Banos man charged with 2015 homicide (Los Banos, CA): A 22-year-old Los Banos man has been charged with murder for the April 2015 killing of a man, allegedly because the victim tried to drop out of a gang, the Los Banos Police Department announced Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 21, 2016

Hotbed of gang violence: City sues to ban gangsters from red tennis shoes murder site (Los Angeles, CA): A hotbed of gang violence that was the site of the red tennis shoes murder was targeted Wednesday by city officials who demanded a court ban gangsters from the area and increase security.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: December 21, 2016

Authorities identify 18-year-old man killed in gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): Police have identified an 18-year-old San Jose man who was shot to death during a confrontation at a gas station parking lot late Sunday, as detectives continue searching for the shooter.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 20, 2016

Homicide tally ties 25-year high after gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot to death in a suspected gang-related shooting at a West San Jose gas station late Sunday, bringing the city’s killings to the highest point in a quarter-century, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 19, 2016

Man charged in 2015 South L.A. shooting; police say victim was mistaken for a gang member (Los Angeles, CA): A combination of witness statements and surveillance video led detectives last month to a suspect in the 2015 shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Vermont-Slauson, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 19, 2016

San Jose gang members “Stomper,” “Boxer” convicted in brutal murder (San Jose, CA): The killing of a young man who was waiting for a bus while his 15-year-old girlfriend helplessly looked on was horrifying enough to compel a Santa Clara County jury Monday to convict two gangsters after deliberating for less than two days.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 19, 2016

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