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Unity will help stop gang crime (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria’s top cop has confirmed what most of us have known or suspected — violence is ramping up in our city. Chief Ralph Martin reported last week that 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most murderous years for the city in the last five years.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: November 17, 2015

Kern County gang member gets 4 life sentences for armed robberies (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences for armed robberies in July 2014. Israel Lopez was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty in September of robbery, carjacking, extortion and threatening a witness for the benefit of a criminal street gang, along with gun, gang and conspiracy charges.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: November 17, 2015

Suspect in bloody Santa Rosa gang beating now in custody (Santa Rosa, CA): A fourth suspect in a brutal Santa Rosa gang beating last May now is in custody, arrested Monday in the small southern Sierra mountain town of Bishop, Santa Rosa police said Tuesday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 17, 2015

Feds indict 8 Salinas gang members (San Jose, CA): A 73-count superseding indictment was unsealed today charging nine defendants with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, armed bank robbery, robbery affecting interstate commerce, and the use of firearms, Acting US Attorney Brian J. Stretch announced in a press release. The arrests followed an investigation referred to as “Operation Daybreak,” so named for the early morning attacks that characterized the alleged criminal activity in this case.
Source: The Californian    Date: November 16, 2015

New gang injunction in Placentia targets two street rivals; dozens protest (Santa Ana, CA): A judge gave preliminary approval Monday to a pair of gang injunctions targeting rival crews in two of Placentia’s oldest neighborhoods, while also giving more time for dozens of suspected members to fight their inclusion in the gang crackdown.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 16, 2015

Gang member convicted in Oroville double shooting (Oroville, CA): An Oroville gang member was convicted by a jury on Monday for a double shooting in Oroville last year. The seven-man five-woman jury convicted Ker Vang, 24, of second degree murder, attempted murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle, along with committing those crimes to benefit a criminal street gang, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: November 16, 2015

56 arrested during Highland gang sweep (Highland, CA): Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Highland station and SMASH team arrested 56 people Friday during a gang sweep.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 15, 2015

Santa Maria doubles 5-year homicide average in 2015 (Santa Maria, CA): With nine homicides recorded thus far in 2015, Santa Maria has more than doubled its 5-year average, and Police Chief Ralph Martin blames the increase on gang violence. "I think what we're seeing is the beginnings of a turf war," he said.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: November 15, 2015

Mynisha Crenshaw’s death was a call to action against gang violence (San Bernardino County, CA): It was a question that became a headline that led to a movement. “Can one life make a difference?” A decade later, it’s fair to say that it can, and that Mynisha Crenshaw’s has. In death, this little girl we never knew but learned so much about awakened an entire community’s collective consciousness about gang violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 14, 2015

City attorney sues owners of gang-ridden Harbor Gateway apartment buildings (Gardena, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office filed a lawsuit Friday against the owners of a graffiti-covered Harbor Gateway apartment complex, alleging a Gardena gang that controls the buildings harasses and intimidates students and their parents as they go to a nearby school.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 13, 2015

Keeping Pueblo kids clear of gangs (Pueblo, CO): Gang activity took center stage in Pueblo on Friday and for all the right reasons. "We feel that if they have a positive outlet, something else to do and they get the real scoop from those ex-gang members that maybe it'll make a difference," said Pueblo Police recruit, Leah Morales.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: November 13, 2015

County continues to rank high for youth homicides (Stanislaus County, CA): Stanislaus County had the seventh highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new study from the Violence Policy Center. The annual study, “Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2013 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24,” analyzes unpublished data from the California Department of Justice Supplementary Homicide Report. The study ranks California’s counties by their homicide victimization rates for young people 10 to 24 years old.
Source: The Turlock Journal    Date: November 13, 2015

Three boys, including 12-year-old, arrested in gang stabbing (South San Francisco, CA): Two teens and a 12-year-old have been arrested in the gang-related stabbing of another teen boy on a local trail at the end of October, according to South San Francisco police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 12, 2015

Lawman’s son murdered gang members over mother’s death, prosecutor says (Fresno, CA): Hatred for the Norteño street gang drove the son of a California Department of Justice special agent to shoot two men in the head while they were riding together in a car that ended up crashing into a peach orchard outside of Reedley in May 2014, a prosecutor said Thursday in opening statements in Eloy Romero Jr.’s murder trial.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 12, 2015

Two Juggalo gang members face Fresno firearm charges (Fresno, CA): Two men Fresno police say are members of the Juggalo street gang face felony firearms charges in separate cases.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 11, 2015

Guilty verdicts in gang shooting (Marysville, CA): Evidence proved that Jesus Mejia was in the car during a 2013 drive-by shooting, but it did not prove that he had a gun or fired shots that injured a rival gang member, a jury ruled Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: November 10, 2015

Chinatown Gang Trial Set to Start For Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow (San Francisco, CA): A dapper former San Francisco gang leader who presented himself as a reformed criminal was the focus of a lengthy organized crime investigation in Chinatown that ended up snaring a corrupt California senator and more than two dozen others.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: November 9, 2015

Third teen arrested in Tulare homicide (Tulare, CA): Tulare police reported this morning a third arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old Eduardo Veyna. A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody at about 7 p.m. Friday. He was booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Hall Facility on suspicion of homicide and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 9, 2015

Salinas councilman invites L.A. gang expert to help with local troubles (Salinas, CA): Describing existing anti-violence programs as “ineffective,” Salinas City Councilman Jose Castañeda has asked the help of Los Angeles activist and author Luis Rodriguez to attack the problem that has contributed to a record number of homicides in the city.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: November 9, 2015

Three Norteño gang members held in connection with Tulare homicide (Tulare, CA): A 17-year-old Tulare boy was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of Eduardo Veyna, making the teen the third person taken into custody related to the homicide.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 9, 2015

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