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Tuesday's double homicide determined to be gang-related (Santa Maria, CA): The shooting that left two 23-year-olds dead Tuesday night has been determined to be gang-related by the Santa Maria Police Department. "Both victims do have some association with a street gang," Chief Ralph Martin said. "Now, association is just that; they are known to associate with a certain street gang."
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: January 13, 2016

Santa Ana police react to spate of gang-related shootings with a probation sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Hours after police swarmed the city Tuesday to conduct probation checks as a direct action to a recent spate of gang-related shootings, a man in his 20s lay wounded on West 10th Street after he was shot in the upper body during a suspected gang attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 12, 2016

Suspect in death of Janessa Ramirez to stand trial (Fresno, CA): A murder trial is coming for the only person charged with any crime in the death of a 9-year-old Fresno girl last year. Prosecutors presented evidence against Brian Cooks for three days.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 11, 2016

Sheriff cmdr: Gang-related tagging downtown likely committed by ‘wannabes’ (Crescent City, CA): Crescent City Police are still investigating a string of graffiti tags painted on county buildings and local businesses at the start of the new year. Police Chief Ivan Minsal said more than a dozen buildings, including the Sheriff’s Office, the courthouse, and the precinct itself had been “tagged,” largely between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, with language and symbols related to the “Sureños” gang.
Source: Del Norte Triplicate    Date: January 11, 2016

Gang leader in San Francisco found guilty (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has been found guilty on dozens of charges, including ordering the murder of a Chinatown rival, a US Department of Justice spokesman said.
Source: The Straits Times    Date: January 10, 2016

Man critical after gang-related shooting (Fresno, CA): A man is in critical condition after a gang-related shooting occurred Sunday night in east-central Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 10, 2016

Riverside County anti-gang program honored by Harvard (Riverside County, CA): A program designed by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office to reduce gang activity and crimes has been honored by Harvard University.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 9, 2016

January 6th proclaimed Anti-Gang Awareness Day (Brawley, CA): The devastating and unexpected death of a family member inspired the birth of an organization focused on curbing gang-related violence. Mothers Against Gangs, or MAG, celebrated a success Tuesday when Imperial Valley cities proclaimed January 6th as Anti-Gang Awareness Day.
Source: KYMA 11 News    Date: January 8, 2016

Jury weighing Mexican Mafia case (Santa Ana, CA): Jurors have begun deliberations in the federal trial of Peter Ojeda, Orange County’s oldest ranking member of the Mexican Mafia, who is suspected of masterminding a bloody battle to maintain control of local gang neighborhoods and jails from a prison cell across the country.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 8, 2016

Police Chief to Community: “I Need Your Help” to Combat Gang Violence (Pasadena, CA): “I need your help” to stop local gang violence, Pasadena Police Chief told a gathering of over 200 community members, city staff, Councilmembers and Mayor Tornek at a three-district community meeting Wednesday night at Villa-Parke Community Center.
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: January 7, 2016

Man stabbed in apparent gang-related attack in Lake Forest apartment complex (Lake Forest, CA): A 23-year-old man nearly died late Wednesday night after he was stabbed multiple times in an apparent gang-related attack, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 7, 2016

2 gang members arrested in Santa Ana following shooting on South Laurel Street (Santa Ana, CA): Two documented gang members were arrested early Wednesday morning after police suspect they were involved in a shooting on South Laurel Street.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 6, 2016

PSIFF: Documentary 'The Seventh Fire' Shows How Gangs Can Take Hold on Native American Reservations (Palm Springs, CA): After Jack Pettibone Riccobono filmed his 2007 documentary short The Sacred Food on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, he realized the reservation had a darker story to tell.
Source: Coachella Valley Independent    Date: January 5, 2016

Man Faces Life in Prison for 2009 Gang Stabbing in Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA): A Santa Barbara man implicated in a 2009 fatal gang stabbing has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and could face life in prison as a result.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: January 5, 2016

Two Charged in Gang Shooting at Pasadena Fast Food Chicken Restaurant (Pasadena, CA): Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting of a man at a fried chicken restaurant last week in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: January 5, 2016

Five arrested in apparent gang-related shooting, police say (Huntington Beach, CA): Five Huntington Beach men who are suspected of injuring four people in an apparent gang-related shooting were arrested, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 5, 2016

Lawyers present 2 sides of Chow as trial near end (San Francisco, CA): Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow is a “ruthless, opportunistic, ego-driven thug,” a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday during the final phase of a two-month racketeering and murder trial in San Francisco. The 56-year-old leader of a venerable Chinatown brotherhood is not a reformed ex-con, as Chow has claimed he is, but a brutal conspirator in the murder of two Chinese gang rivals, assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Badger told the jury in her closing argument.
Source: SFGate    Date: January 4, 2016

Garden Grove teen dies after being shot in the head in car-to-car Santa Ana gang attack (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old man shot in the head early Sunday morning in an apparently gang-related attack later died at the hospital, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 4, 2016

Police: 2 known Merced gang members jailed on gun, drug charges (Merced, CA): Merced Police Department’s gang violence suppression unit on Thursday arrested two known and wanted gang members who had guns, police reported. The gang violence suppression unit received information about a wanted gang member, possible drug sales and guns at a home in the 500 block of T Street, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 1, 2016

2015 was a violent year in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Crime rose in 2015 in Los Angeles, the first increase in 12 years. Violent crime spiked about 20 percent in the nation's second-largest city. Property crime was up 10 percent.
Source: CBS News    Date: December 31, 2015

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