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Coachella police: 'We will prevail' against gangs (Coachella, CA): Coachella Police Chief Andrew Shouse detailed the efforts officers have put forth for more than two years in order to combat violent gang members within the city in an update on the Feb. 25 gang sweep made to the City Council Wednesday evening.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: March 24, 2016

Shooting, burning murders were climax to broader storm of violence (Roseville, CA): The arrest of Joshua Daniel Smith last week forced East Roseville to revisit one of the most ominous crimes in the city’s recent history, involving two men being shot in the head and then literally burned alive in a stranger’s driveway.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: March 24, 2016

You may be in California’s gang database and not even know it (Los Angeles County, CA): One mild fall evening, two deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s gang unit headed into the streets of Carson, California, where palm trees are tagged with gang graffiti and street signs in some neighborhoods are turned around or removed to confuse outsiders.
Source: Reveal    Date: March 23, 2016

Sheriff's Department gives update on gang crackdown (Coachella, CA): We are getting new information following an extensive raid by the Riverside County Sheriffs Department on a local gang a few weeks ago in Coachella. The Sheriffs Department orchestrated the Feb 25 cracked down on the Varrio Coachella Rifa gang.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: March 23, 2016

Rise in violent crime, reduction in auto theft highlight Santa Maria Police crime statistics (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria Police Department has released its annual crime statistics. The city saw a rise in violent crime with increases in homicides, aggravated assaults and rape.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 23, 2016

Robbery suspect with suspected gang ties jumps out of Burlingame apartment window before arrest (Burlingame, CA): A 25-year-old man with ties to a San Francisco street gang was arrested Monday for suspicion of snatching a chain from an elderly man in November, but not before he tried to flee police by jumping out of an apartment window, Burlingame police said.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: March 22, 2016

District Attorney announces gang conviction (Bakersfield, CA): A man has been convicted in a serious gang case according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. In a release, prosecutors said Miguel Angel Perez was convicted of Assault with a Firearm, Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and other gang related charges.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: March 22, 2016

‘Homeboy Creative’ Series Showcases Poetry by At-Risk Youths and Former Gang Members (Los Angeles, CA) : Homeboy Industries offers a weekly creative writing class. Our Truthdig managing editor, Eric Ortiz, started attending the class in January and documenting the experience with Evrybit, a live mobile reporting and storytelling app. He has captured street poetry and prose: healing words about life, compassion and hope.
Source: Truthdig    Date: March 22, 2016

3 injured in gang-related assault in Santa Ana park (Santa Ana, CA): One man was shot and two others pistol-whipped when they were confronted by gang members at Centennial park Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 22, 2016

Drive-by gang shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded in South LA (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were shot, one of them fatally, as they stood outside their home early Saturday morning in South Los Angeles during an apparent gang-related, drive-by shooting.
Source:    Date: March 19, 2016

Reputed gang member charged in 2012 slaying of 16-year-old Oakland girl (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member was charged with murder Wednesday in the August 2012 fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl who police said was the innocent victim of gunfire directed at members of a rival group, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: March 18, 2016

SWAT, gang officers swarm San Bernardino apartment complexes near where 12-year-old was killed (San Bernardino, CA): Large SWAT vehicles rumbled down several small and narrow apartment-lined streets in San Bernardino on Friday morning. Drowsy residents said they heard a lot of commotion outside their windows.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 18, 2016

Sheriff's office reports on increase in vandalism and gang graffiti in Kelseyville, Clear Lake Riviera (Kelseyville, CA): Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for a rash of recent vandalism cases that have occurred in the Kelseyville and Clear Lake Riviera communities. There has been a dramatic increase in gang-related graffiti cases in those areas that started approximately two weeks ago, according to Lt. Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Lake County News    Date: March 17, 2016

Woman, 25, killed, 2 injured in gang-related shooting inside Santa Ana garage (Santa Ana, CA): A 25-year-old woman was killed late Wednesday night in a gang-related shooting inside a residential garage behind a Catholic church, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 17, 2016

Human-trafficking bill targets gang members (Long Beach, CA): Legislation targeting California’s commercial sex trade passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety March 15 by a 6-1 vote. AB 1771, introduced by 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), cracks down on gang members involved in human trafficking.
Source: Signal Tribune Newspaper    Date: March 17, 2016

Be Bopp Bloods gang house in prosecutor’s sights (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer said Thursday he is taking steps to halt gang and drug activity allegedly happening at a South Los Angeles apartment complex, part of an ongoing effort by his office to target properties in the area believed to be under the control of the Be Bopp Bloods street gang.
Source:    Date: March 17, 2016

L.A. to pay up to $30 million in curfew lawsuit settlement to provide job training for gang members (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles will pay as much as $30 million to assist thousands of people who were subjected to unlawful curfews included in city gang injunctions.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 16, 2016

Guilty pleas entered in Libby Lake double-murder case (Vista, CA): Three years ago, a shooting in a neighborhood park in Oceanside ended the lives of a pair of teenagers and wounded two others. And now, in a year in which four North County gang members charged in the shootings were expected to go to trial, most have pleaded guilty to felony charges including murder, manslaughter and assault.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 16, 2016

Tulare County Sheriff's Office says gang injunction in Earlimart is getting results (Earlimart, CA): Just hours after the Tulare County Sheriff's Office announced a civil gang injunction to fight gang violence in the town of Earlimart, two people were hurt in a gang-related shooting near an elementary school.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: March 16, 2016

South San Francisco: Man arrested in connection with gang-related assault (South San Francisco, CA): A 21-year-old man wanted on warrants totaling more than $400,000 was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 16, 2016

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