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Gang violence task force eyed for northern Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara County, CA): A task force in southern Santa Barbara County is cutting down on youth gang activity and making such a difference that county officials hope to bring the program to the northern part of the county.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 2, 2016

Gangs Task Force May Be Tried in Santa Maria After Southern Santa Barbara County Reports Success (Santa Barbara County, CA): Efforts to reduce youth gang activity on the South Coast have been so successful the past five years that Santa Barbara County officials are talking about starting a similar task force for North County.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: March 1, 2016

Kern County prosecutors announce guilty verdict in 'serious gang case' (Bakersfield, CA): The Kern County District Attorney's Office said a man was convicted Monday in a "serious gang case." Paul Timberlake was found guilty of second-degree murder.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: February 29, 2016

Community wrestles with gang prevention (Santa Maria, CA): As community efforts continue to emerge in response to violence among city residents, an emphasis on how to keep young people from joining gangs has become a common theme.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: February 28, 2016

Police: Teenager is latest arrested in Atwater gang violence (Atwater, CA): A sixth arrest was announced Saturday in connection with a recent series of gang-related attacks in Atwater, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 27, 2016

Simi Valley man arrested in gang-related attack that left 2 injured, police say (Simi Valley, CA): Police said they arrested a man in connection with a gang-related attack at a Simi Valley park Saturday that left two men injured.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 27, 2016

Riverside County District Attorney seeks gang injunction in east valley (Riverside, CA): Prosecutors are seeking a gang injunction in a stretch of the eastern Coachella Valley. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Thursday he is seeking the injunction to crack down on the Varrio Coachella Rifa gang.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 26, 2016

North Sac Residents Believe More Youth Programs Can Help Reduce Gun Violence (Sacramento, CA): Eight shootings in one week; two of them in the Del Paso Heights area. It's the part of the Sacramento that Police are targeting with Shot Spotter technology, which pinpoints the sound of gunfire.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: February 26, 2016

Three arrested in 2014 gang death of 24-year-old man (Santa Ana, CA): Police have arrested one adult and two juveniles in connection with the death of a 24-year-old man who was gunned down on a sidewalk in 2014. Police say it was a gang attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 26, 2016

Under siege: Santa Ana gang violence jumps to an average of a shooting a day (Santa Ana, CA): Children on their way home from school stare as Santa Ana police place yellow cones next to shell casings, the aftermath from the latest shootout in a city whose heart has been torn by gunfire in the last two months.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 26, 2016

Bakersfield Safe Streets working to curb street violence (Bakersfield, CA): Recent violence on the streets of Bakersfield has once again renewed efforts to reduce gang crimes and bring peace to our community.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: February 25, 2016

East Valley operation underway to combat gang crimes (Coachella, CA): Law enforcement officers were serving a number of search warrants at the residences of suspected gang members in Coachella and surrounding areas Thursday morning.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 25, 2016

DA seeks gang injunction (Coachella Valley, CA): Blaming members of a Coachella Valley street gang for an increase in violence, including murders, home-invasion robberies and carjacking, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will seek a gang injunction in court to prevent members from congregating in a so-called “safe zone.”
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 25, 2016

Former Antioch gang member speaks about city’s spike in crime (Antioch, CA): A violent spike in crime in the city of Antioch is deeply concerning the people who live there. In the past month alone, the city has reported four deadly shootings. Two are currently being investigated as homicides.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: February 25, 2016

School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics Receives $959,927 from City of L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Cal State LA’s School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics has joined the City of L.A. in the fight against gang violence in Los Angeles after receiving a grant, worth approximately $959,927, for the development and oversight of research and evaluation for the Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD).
Source: University Times    Date: February 25, 2016

Salinas chief breaks down '15 homicides (Salinas, CA): After a record-breaking 40 homicides stunned the Salinas community last year, Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin provided analysis on those numbers as well as details of violence prevention efforts being used to address the bloody issue during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 24, 2016

Santa Ana police arrest 31 suspected gang members in weekend sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police arrested 31 gang members during a three-day sweep over the weekend in response to escalating gun violence in the city, officials said Tuesday. Since Jan. 1, there have been 57 shootings in the city, most of which were gang-related.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 24, 2016

Police: Pleasanton mall robberies part of gang-related crime spree (Pleasanton, CA): Police say recent robberies at a Pleasanton mall are part of a larger crime spree committed by a teenage gang. Investigators say the gang's criminal activity extends to the BART system, but they did offer some reassuring news about the young suspects: they've made a third arrest.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: February 24, 2016

Dyer: Bullet fired by gang member strikes Fresno officer’s windshield (Fresno, CA): A Fresno police officer was targeted by gunfire from a gang member Tuesday night – the fourth such incident since December, Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday. Jose Molinero, 19, was booked on attempted murder charges.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 24, 2016

Police: Samo’s killing just part of gang members’ random shooting spree in Pomona (Pomona, CA): Police say two documented gang members shot at three people, killing one, earlier this month in what they are calling random attacks.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: February 24, 2016

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