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County awarded $1 million state grant to prevent youth violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz County leaders took a step toward preventing youth violence this month by securing a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will carry out part of the Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Plan, which launched in May and aims to reduce youth violence, raise school attendance and increase job training and employment. It tries to strengthen youths, families and neighborhoods and is geared toward state, federal and private grants to reach its goals.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 5, 2015

Fatal shooting is 29th this year in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A man died late Saturday in a shooting that marked the city’s 29th homicide of 2015, tying the 2009 record for killings. It was also the city’s fifth slaying in less than a week.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: October 4, 2015

Teenaged bicyclist killed in gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A teenaged bicyclist was shot dead and another man on a bike was grazed in a gang-related shooting attack in Santa Ana, a police commander said Sunday.
Source:    Date: October 4, 2015

Fresno police: Double murder erupted after dispute with rival (Fresno, CA): A personal dispute between a gang member and two slain brothers, also gang-affilated, was the cause of the double homicide Thursday in north Fresno, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 2, 2015

Stopping kids from joining gangs (Soledad, CA): Youth violence is taking the spotlight in South Monterey County, as parents get a lesson in gangs and the warning signs. Local law enforcement agencies hope arming parents with the right information, could prevent their children from going down the wrong path.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Study Casts Doubt On Effectiveness of Townsend Gang Injunction (Santa Ana, CA): The city of Santa Ana’s gang injunction in the Townsend Street neighborhood will not necessarily reduce serious crime in the long run and further erodes trust of police in the troubled community, according to a study released this week by a Bay Area-based advocacy group for low-income and minority communities.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: October 2, 2015

Guns seized, 5 gang members arrested in Oakland, Antioch and Sacramento (Oakland, CA): A crackdown by police on a violent West Oakland gang resulted in the arrest of at least five people and the seizure of a number of guns, drugs and cash as search warrants were served Friday morning from Oakland to Sacramento.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 2, 2015

Rialto officer kills knife-wielding gang member (Rialto, CA): Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fatal shooting by an officer of a reputed gang member who was wielding a knife Friday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 2, 2015

Forum sheds light on south county gang activity (Soledad, CA): As gang violence continues to spin a deadly web between Monterey County cities, those concerned about how to address it also joined together on Friday for the first South County Gang Awareness Forum.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 2, 2015

Slaying reveals clashing views of Hawaiian Gardens' sweeping gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Johnny Ray Anderson was fixing a bicycle in the driveway of an abandoned house in Hawaiian Gardens when he saw a sheriff's patrol car stop in the street. He immediately fled, hopping a wall into a neighboring backyard.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 1, 2015

Gang Violence: Manteca Police keeping pressure on (Manteca, CA): Gun fire — especially when it comes from gang members — isn’t something Police Chief Nick Obligacion or his officers are ever going to tolerate. They have kept steady pressure on gang activity since 2011 when a turnaround in the economy enabled the City Council to restore the gang unit.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: October 1, 2015

King City Norteño gang members busted (King City, CA): Following a month-long investigation, authorities arrested two active Norteño gang members for various felony gun, drug, stolen property and gang-related charges in King City on Wednesday.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 1, 2015

52 arrested in Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Fifty-two people in the Norteño gang have been arrested in connection with homicides, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes, Tulare County law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 1, 2015

Gang Member Found With 22 Firearms, Pot Grow, 3 Children in Victorville Home: Sheriff’s Dept. (Victorville, CA): A known gang member is facing multiple charges Thursday after deputies found nearly two dozen weapons, a cache of ammunition and a marijuana grow in the Victorville home where he lived with three children, authorities said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: October 1, 2015

Rising bloodshed in L.A. feels like 'Dodge City,' LAPD chief says (Los Angeles, CA): The violence that erupted this weekend across Los Angeles had a familiar pattern. A 30-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning at a Jack In The Box in South L.A.. Six hours later, a man sitting on a milk crate at a Watts housing project was shot and killed. Three hours after that, someone jumped out of a car and gunned down a 16-year-old. In North Hollywood later that night, a gunman killed a 24-year-old man.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 30, 2015

Man convicted of murdering Santa Ana woman who witnessed gang shooting (Orange County, CA): A Garden Grove man was found guilty this week of murdering a woman whose body was dumped near the Newport Bay Bridge off Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 30, 2015

Gang Member Convicted in Decade-Old Fatal Stabbing of Rival (San Diego, CA): A gang member who participated in the stabbing death of a rival 10 years ago during a fight in Paradise Hills was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: September 30, 2015

Another arrest made in Davis homicide (Davis, CA): The number of suspects in the Sept. 19 homicide in downtown Davis, which police say was carried out by members of a Vacaville-based Norteño street gang, now stands at six.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: September 29, 2015

Man shot in gang-related challenge in Lincoln Park (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man was wounded in a gang-related shooting in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, San Diego police said Tuesday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: September 29, 2015

Homicides continue to rise in Los Angeles, police chief says (Los Angeles, CA): After a "very, very tough weekend" where 19 people were shot across Los Angeles, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that homicides were now up nearly 11% so far this year.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 29, 2015

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