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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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S.F. cops hold man wanted in slaying at karaoke bar (San Mateo, CA): A manhunt for a suspect in a slaying outside a San Mateo karaoke bar ended Friday evening when San Francisco police happened upon a man matching the suspect's description walking down the Great Highway.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 18, 2004

Multipronged approach stressed at gang summit (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Chief William Bratton and other national experts said Friday that a combination of officers, police, better intervention and prevention programs, and community involvement will characterize the next generation in the battle against gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2004

Gang injunction draws protest (Oxnard, CA): About 40 people opposed to the Colonia Chiques gang injunction in Oxnard marched through La Colonia in the evening this week to prove their community is safe and does not need the extra legal restrictions. Carrying small black coffins declaring "RIP Civil Rights" and a large banner that read "Colonia Stands United, No Gang Injunction," the group handed out fliers about the injunction Wednesday night.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 16, 2004

Officers arrest 5 in gang slaying (Newman and Modesto, CA): Five admitted gang members have been arrested in connection with Saturday night's fatal shooting in Newman, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday. It was the first of two deadly gang shootings during the weekend involving Norteños and Sureños.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 16, 2004

Report says San Bernardino law enforcement lacks gang plan (San Bernardino, CA): Gang violence in San Bernardino County is growing, while officials have no effective plan for dealing with it, according to a new report. Officials say gang homicides were up 25 percent last year, and increased nearly 70 percent since 2001.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 15, 2004

Police beef up gang squad (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is using its campus police officers this summer as reinforcements in the war against increasing gang activity, particularly in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 15, 2004

Two teens shot at Valley bus stop (Pacoima, CA): Continuing a wave of bloodshed in the northeast San Fernando Valley, two teenagers were shot Tuesday just two blocks from the site of a weekend melee that left one person dead and eight others wounded, officials said. Both teens were expected to survive the afternoon drive-by shooting, with one suffering three gunshot wounds to the leg and the other struck once in the leg.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 14, 2004

Newman residents dismayed as gang violence hits home (Newman, CA): A gang shooting last weekend has brought city troubles to a little town. "It's shocking to me to hear that there are gangs in this area," said Jen Atherton, 31, who was shopping downtown Tuesday. "It's peaceful, it's a small town," said Atherton, whose family moved to nearby Gustine two months ago from the San Francisco Bay Area
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 14, 2004

Police suspect Oxnard slaying gang-related (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police were searching Monday for information in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man at a mobile home park. The shooting, which police suspect was gang-related, occurred at the Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park on East Pleasant Valley Road.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 13, 2004

Gangs with nowhere to go (San Mateo County, CA): The gang violence hitting the streets of San Mateo is part of a cycle that no one seems prepared to pay for. Across San Mateo County, law enforcement agencies are bumping up patrols and looking for funding to help quell the rise in gang violence. The sudden surge has officials scrambling for funding to aid in intervention techniques.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: July 13, 2004

Gang attack mars family BBQ outing at Dos Reis (San Joaquin County, CA): A shooting incident, described as gang-related, which erupted during a family barbecue outing at Dos Reis Park in Lathrop Sunday is being investigated by San Joaquin County Sheriff's authorities.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: July 13, 2004

Man, woman hurt in park shooting (Lathrop, CA): A man was critically wounded and a woman suffered minor injuries Sunday in what Lathrop Police believe to be a gang-related shooting. Alfredo Manriquez, 18, of Lathrop suffered a shotgun wound to the face and Melissa Mendel, 19, of Stockton suffered minor wounds to her stomach, head and arms in the 9:24 p.m. incident, police said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: July 13, 2004

One person killed, eight injured in LA-area shooting (Los Angeles, CA): One person was killed and eight injured in a shooting outside a home, police said. A 12-year-old boy had a gunshot wound in the arm and was in satisfactory condition, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 12, 2004

Man, 43, evades stabbing (Fremont, CA): A 43-year-old man on Sunday in Centerville escaped with only a small cut on his right hand after two gang members attempted to stab him, police said.
Source: The Argus    Date: July 12, 2004

Gang payback a big worry (San Fernando Valley, CA): Hoping to avert retaliatory violence, police launched hourly patrols Monday and sent crisis teams into the northeast San Fernando Valley, where one person was killed and 15 were wounded in separate weekend melees.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 12, 2004

Summer brings increased level of gang activity (Ventura County, CA): The stabbing of a 16-year-old Newbury Park boy, the firebombing of an apartment complex and fresh graffiti are the latest gang-related incidents to hit the Conejo Valley in less than a week. Police believe the firebombing was a retaliation for the stabbing, pitting the two biggest gangs in the Thousand Oaks area against each other.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 11, 2004

Judge hints gang injunction will be permanent (Ventura County, CA): A Superior Court judge indicated today that he plans to make an injunction against an Oxnard gang permanent, but not before a "full exploration" of the restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 9, 2004

L.A. requires safety measures at cyber cafes (Los Angeles, CA): Worried that cyber cafes are turning into dens of truancy and breeding gang violence, Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday unanimously voted to regulate about 30 businesses where teens and others congregate to use computers. Councilman Dennis Zine, who pushed the proposal, said he acted after a string of shootings at cyber cafes in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 8, 2004

Visalia teen injured in drive-by (Visalia, CA): A 16-year-old was shot in the back Wednesday afternoon during a drive-by shooting along Houston Avenue, but he escaped serious injury. Two teenagers were walking east near Dinuba Boulevard when three people pulled alongside in a four-door, light-brown car with tinted windows.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 8, 2004

Gang search yields weapons, drugs (Ventura County, CA): A blind Oxnard man already arrested once for allegedly violating Oxnard's tough new gang injunction has been arrested again after police reported finding guns, knives, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash during a search of his home.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 8, 2004

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