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Homeboy Industries Jobs Save Gang Members From The Streets With Baking And Solar Panels (Los Angeles, CA): Homeboy Industries didn’t bring down the number of gang-related homicides by half, and then half again since 1992, but founder Father Gregory Boyle says that even Los Angeles police would acknowledge that it played a substantial role, he once told NPR.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: April 17, 2016

Color Run combats gang violence with family-friendly activities (Lompoc, CA): As soon as school let out for the weekend, several students made their way to Buena Vista Park on Friday for the first Save Our Park Color Run, organized by the Teens in Action group of Camp Fire Central Coast of California.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: April 16, 2016

Atwater teen hospitalized after gang-linked shooting (Atwater, CA): Atwater police are investigating a gang-related shooting Thursday night that resulted in a 16-year-old boy being airlifted to an area hospital.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 15, 2016

Gang affiliation questioned for 3 charged with murder (Solano County, CA): The three defendants have been charged with attempted murder and with the July 2015 murder of Phillip Liberto. In Solano County Superior Court, Deputy District Attorney Haroon Khan queried Fairfield police officer Robert Piro about the declarations, gang-related tattoos and about the many occassions the three had prior interactions with Fairfield police.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 15, 2016

San Diego Crime Rate Rose 6% in 2015 But Remains Low (San Diego, CA): The overall crime rate in San Diego County increased by 6 percent in 2015, driven by a big jump in larcenies, but still remained near a 36-year low.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: April 14, 2016

Rash of Gang Shootings Occur in South Los Angeles (South Los Angeles, CA): The Southwest Area Community-Police Advisory Board met on April 4 to discuss a rash of gang shootings that recently occurred in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: April 14, 2016

Life on the List (Los Angeles, CA): At the height of the Los Angeles gang wars in the 1990s, prosecutors sought to stop violence before it started by imposing restraining orders that allowed police to arrest suspected gang members for congregating in public or violating curfews. While many have praised gang injunctions as a powerful crime suppression tool, not all of those whose names wound up on these lists were gang members. Nonetheless, the stigma would follow them for years.
Source: The Argonaut    Date: April 13, 2016

Two men wounded in gang shooting at Watts housing project (Los Angeles, CA): Two young men were shot and seriously wounded in a gang- related shooting inside the Nickerson Gardens Housing Project in Watts, a Los Angeles police sergeant said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: April 13, 2016

Bill to shed light on California’s gang database moves forward (San Diego, CA): Legislation that would open California’s gang database to more public scrutiny advanced in the state Assembly today, despite significant opposition from law enforcement.
Source: Reveal    Date: April 12, 2016

Authorities Arrest Five Suspects in Gang-Related Warrant (Perris, CA): While serving a search warrant, officers discovered contraband and paraphernalia that resulted in the arrest of five individuals.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: April 11, 2016

Gang member injured in officer-involved shooting, Fresno Police say (Fresno, CA): An armed man was shot early Sunday by officers with the Fresno Police Department after a short pursuit, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Neighbors heard loud noises in the middle of the night as police shot the man they'd been chasing near Fresno City College.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 10, 2016

Santa Ana police make new push against gang violence (Santa Ana, CA): Facing a spike in violence, Santa Ana police are making a new push to curb gang activity. Officers say the city has has nine homicides this year - seven of them gang-related - in addition to some 200 assaults with a deadly weapon.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 9, 2016

Mexican Mafia, El Monte gang members guilty of federal racketeering charges (El Monte, CA): Two leaders of El Monte’s primary street gang, one of whom is also a Mexican Mafia member, pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges this week after admitting their roles in violently extorting “tax” payments from local drug and fraudulent document dealers, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 9, 2016

Hanford gang member convicted of 2013 murder of woman (Kings County, CA): A Hanford gang member was convicted April 8 for murdering a woman walking down the street just hours after he was released from jail, the Kings County District Attorney said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 9, 2016

Statistics say violent crime up in Merced, nationwide (Merced, CA): Violent crimes showed a notable increase in Merced County in the first half of 2015, according to preliminary law enforcement statistics that suggest the trend held true across the United States and particularly on the West Coast.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 8, 2016

Merced authorities crack down on gang violence (Delhi, CA): Dozens of law enforcement officers in Merced County spent Friday afternoon taking guns out of the hands of gang members. They hit the streets after a sharp rise in shootings in Delhi. In just the past week, deputies say six daytime shootings have been reported.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 8, 2016

Jack in the Box knife fight in Burbank said to involve rival gangs (Burbank, CA): Two young men described by Burbank police as known local gang members were arrested Friday in the wake of a fight at a Jack in the Box restaurant that left both injured, one with stab wounds.
Source:    Date: April 8, 2016

As Coachella combats a gangster, Indio pays him $140K (Coachella, CA): Indio has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a police brutality lawsuit from a known member of Varrio Coachella Rifa, a ruthless gang that authorities say has terrorized the neighboring city of Coachella.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: April 7, 2016

Prosecutor sues owners of buildings allegedly used by drug gangs (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer sued the owners of three South Los Angeles apartment complexes allegedly used by street gangs for drug sales and other criminal activity, Feuer announced Thursday.
Source:    Date: April 7, 2016

Suspects arrested in Palm Springs stabbing (Palm Springs, CA): Two Yucca Valley men with alleged gang ties were arrested Wednesday afternoon under suspicion of stabbing a man in Palm Springs in March.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: April 7, 2016

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