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Santa Rosa man killed in suspected gang related shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): Sonoma County Sheriff’s officials believe gang activity may be behind a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man early Monday morning, investigators said.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: July 6, 2015

Surge in Suspected Gang-Related Violence in San Jose (San Jose, CA): San Jose police saw a spike in suspected gang-related violence over the Fourth of July weekend. Gang specialists were called back on duty due to the increase in violence and concern about retaliation.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: July 6, 2015

Ann Bramsen, California’s Top Prosecutor, Keeps Focus on Justice and Community Safety (Santa Barbara County, CA): For almost a year, a pair of criminal cases involving nearly two dozen defendants linked to Santa Barbara County gangs — including top-ranking members — all-but-consumed Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen’s life.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: July 5, 2015

Anti-Gang Group in Santa Monica Starts Layoffs, Pay Cuts After Losing City Funding (Santa Monica, CA): The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) has begun scaling back and scrambling for funding after failing to win a City grant for the first time in nearly two decades, center officials said.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: July 4, 2015

Threats of Violence Appearing on Social Media Prompt Community Meeting Hosted by Long Beach Ministers Alliance (Long Beach, CA): Growing threats of violence over social media have prompted the Long Beach Ministers Alliance (LBMA) to schedule a community meeting with police officers Tuesday evening, according to alliance officials.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: July 3, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to fatal 2009 Watsonville shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A 26-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2009 fatal shooting of a man in Watsonville. Colby Isidro faces 18 years in prison for charges that include assault with a firearm, gang participation and personal infliction of great bodily injury, according to prosecutors.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: July 3, 2015

A 'Clean' start: Tattoo removal program promotes second chances (San Jose, CA): Rodriguez thumbed at the rose emblazoned on his right forearm. The skin was peeling slightly and the tattoo had subtly faded. As a participant in the Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program, he just had his first removal treatment earlier that day. The program, run under the San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, provides free tattoo removal for reformed youths, erasing gang-related and other visible tattoos that would prevent them from moving away from troubled lifestyles.
Source: Paradise Post    Date: July 2, 2015

Documented gang members lead deputies on high speed chase (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two documented gang members from Santa Maria are behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Santa Barbara County, officials say.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 1, 2015

Four gang members arrested in Oxnard after shots heard (Oxnard, CA): Four alleged gang members were arrested in Oxnard early Tuesday evening after shots were heard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 1, 2015

City, police, residents get crime-conscious heading into summer surge season (San Jose, CA): Heading into the heart of the summer, when young minds are idled by the school break and rising temperatures drive them out into the streets, the city is looking to tamp down all manner of fireworks.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 1, 2015

Violent crime up in Lodi; gang and property crime down (Lodi, CA): Violent crimes have increased in Lodi over the past 10 years, while property crimes have gone down, according to the 2014 Annual Report from the Lodi Police Department. However, despite the increase in violent crimes, reported gang-related crimes are trending downward.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: July 1, 2015

Santa Barbara Crime: No News Is Good News (Santa Barbara, CA): Although crime rates within Santa Barbara city limits have been down or holding steady the last three months compared to the same period a year ago, calls for police service have increased substantially — by about 1,500 year to date.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 1, 2015

Investigator says 3 defendants in Modesto double homicide were gang members (Modesto, CA): An investigator on Wednesday testified that three men accused of murder were active members of the Norteño street gang when a boy and a man were shot to death six years ago in Modesto’s La Loma neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 1, 2015

Woman convicted in slaying of Newark prep football star (Alameda County, CA): A woman was convicted by an Alameda County jury Tuesday of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit assault and gang enhancements for her role in the 2010 slaying of a former Newark high school football star.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 30, 2015

Mexican Mafia suspected chief Peter Ojeda and three others plead not guilty to federal racketeering and violent crime charges (Orange County, CA): Four suspected members of the Mexican Mafia, including a man believed to be one of the gang’s most established leaders, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to federal racketeering and violent crimes charges.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 29, 2015

Alumnus spreads kinship among former gang members (Orange County, CA): Steven Kim MSW ’06 knows intimately what rock bottom looks like. Growing up an at-risk youth with little to no family support, he got involved with the wrong crowd and found refuge in substance abuse.
Source: USC News    Date: June 26, 2015

Madera gang member sentenced to life in prison (Madera, CA): A Madera gang member was sentenced to life in prison after shooting a man three times in the head, the Madera County District Attorney said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 26, 2015

S.C.: Questions About Gang Affiliation Violated Miranda Rights (Contra Costa County, CA): Jailers violated the Miranda rights of a murder suspect when they asked about his gang affiliation while he was being booked, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday. In an opinion by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the court unanimously agreed that Jose Mota-Avendano’s unMirandized statements were improperly used against him, but that the error was harmless because there was enough independent evidence to establish his gang ties.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise    Date: June 26, 2015

With crime up, mayor calls for plan to address assaults, stolen cars, gangs (Concord, CA): Alarmed by a spike in violent incidents and property crime over the past couple of years, Mayor Tim Grayson wants the police chief to develop a strategy to reverse the trend.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 25, 2015

2 fatal shootings near Highway 4 believed gang-related (Bay Point, CA): Gang activity played a role in a shooting late Tuesday that killed a 19-year-old Concord woman, the second fatal drive-by in four days near Highway 4 authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 24, 2015

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