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Special Report: A look at Salinas' homicide rate (Salinas, CA): A disturbing trend in Monterey County; teens are being killed at a faster rate than anywhere else in the state, according to a recent study on youth homicide. This year, Salinas is seeing its biggest spike in homicides yet and breaking a record set in 2009.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: November 4, 2015

Santa Maria man facing gang, conspiracy charges (Santa Maria, CA): An 18-year-old is facing charges of conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly acting as a lookout during a Santa Maria gang fight this summer.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: November 4, 2015

To assess guilt, prosecutor points to actions after gang shooting (Yuba County, CA): Witnesses agree that young gang members saw a rival gang member, followed him to a market and fired shots from two guns and struck the rival's wrist on New Year's Eve 2013.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: November 4, 2015

D.A. hits suspected gang members with injunction in Placentia, some residents protest (Placentia, CA): Nearly two dozen residents packed the City Council Chambers Tuesday night to protest a two new gang injunctions targeting 53 suspected gang members in two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 3, 2015

In East Palo Alto, crime drops in nearly every category (East Palo Alto, CA): Crime in nearly every category decreased in East Palo Alto in 2014, according to recently released federal data, largely due to recent police crackdowns on gang activity.
Source: Peninsula Press    Date: November 3, 2015

SMPD Chief Says Gang War Behind Spike in Homicides (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin says deadly violence between two, main rival gangs in the city is behind most of the nine homicides in 2015. Including the shooting death of 21 year old Abrahan Rojas last Friday night on West Cook Street.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 3, 2015

2 minors, 1 adult arrested for southwest Fresno shooting of rival gang member (Fresno, CA): Three people – two of them minors – were arrested in connection with the assault of a Reedley gang member in October who was shot in the head, the Fresno Police Department said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 3, 2015

DA Criticized for Plans to Spend Settlement Money on Gang Program (Orange County, CA): Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas is drawing criticism from business leaders, and legal concerns from county attorneys, for his proposal to use winnings from a consumer protection lawsuit to pay teachers to tutor at-risk youth involved in a gang prevention program.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: November 2, 2015

Midnight Halloween gang killing in Pico Rivera (Pico Rivera, CA): A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead early Sunday after a gang-related midnight Halloween shooting in Pico Rivera.
Source:    Date: November 1, 2015

Tip leads to quick arrest in Selma gang-related shooting (Selma, CA): A gang-related shooting in Selma Friday afternoon ended in one arrest after witnesses were able to identify and lead police to the shooter within 5 minutes of the crime, Selma police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 1, 2015

OCDA Tony Rackauckas Files New Injunctions Against Two Gangs in Placentia (Placentia, CA): In what's seemingly becoming an annual tradition, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has filed new gang injunctions. Two separate civil suits brought on September 28 targets rivals La Jolla and Plas in Placentia. Together they are OC's 14th and 15th gang injunctions, and mark the first time the OCDA has filed against two gangs in one city at the same time.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: October 30, 2015

Fugitive Stockton gang member arrested (Stockton, CA): A wanted Stockton gang member was arrested Friday in Fresno by US Mashal’s deputies. Stockton police said Antoine Slaughter, 24, was found inside of a Fresno apartment and taken into custody without incident.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: October 30, 2015

DA talks drugs, gangs to students for Red Ribbon Week (Coachella, CA): "How many of you know someone who is in a gang," Deputy District Attorney Mike Tripp asked a class of 25 fourth graders at Valley View Elementary School in Coachella Tuesday morning. Five students raised their hands.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 29, 2015

Bakersfield gang members found guilty in shooting (Bakersfield, CA): Two gang members were convicted Tuesday in Kern County court for a November 2014 shooting.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: October 28, 2015

Seven alleged drug-trafficking gang members arrested (San Diego, CA): Seven alleged members of drug-trafficking gangs were jailed Tuesday at the end of a yearlong multi-agency investigation.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: October 27, 2015

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Gang Member Carrying Loaded Stolen Gun (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica police arrested a gang member in possession of a loaded stolen gun on Wednesday, Oct. 14, after officers responded to the Pico neighborhood after reports of a fight.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror    Date: October 26, 2015

Double homicide was gang-related, police say (Riverside, CA): Two immigrants from Guatemala were the latest victims of gang violence between Latinos and African-Americans in Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood, a police investigator said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: October 26, 2015

Teen killed in Pacoima gang shooting (Pacoima, CA): Authorities Monday were searching for two suspects in the gang-related slaying of a teen in Pacoima, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 26, 2015

20 suspected gang members arrested in Merced (Merced, CA): Nearly two dozen suspected gang members were arrested over the weekend at a house party in Merced, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 25, 2015

In age of cyberbanging, street gangs still call shots (Los Angeles, CA): In places like South Los Angeles, gang activity often revolves around physical intimidation and displays of loyalty in the streets, with rival groups flashing their crew’s signs, sporting tattoos and donning color-coded clothes.
Source: Al Jazeera    Date: October 24, 2015

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