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Fugitive convicted in W. Sac stabbing is arrested (Sacramento, CA): Raymond P. Corona Jr., a member of the West Sacramento street gang known as the Broderick Boys, was arrested Tuesday, two months after he jumped bail in the midst of his trial for a Jan. 1, 2003, stabbing.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 8, 2004

Teen pleads guilty to killing CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old who confessed to randomly killing a California Highway Patrol officer in order to impress a street gang he wanted to join pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 6, 2004

Priest strives to reclaim gang members (Los Angeles, CA): At first they thought the priest riding his bike through the night and chatting it up with the homeboys was crazy. They figured he would go away, like most who tried to stop gang violence in the neighborhood.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 5, 2004

Female suspect held in teen gang killing (Pittsburg, CA): A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of shooting a high school student who police said had recently switched his gang affiliation.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 4, 2004

Police shoot, kill suspected gang member after chase (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police shot two men - one fatally - in separate incidents Friday. In the first shooting, a West Side man was shot dead after he allegedly led police on an early-morning chase on the Dan Ryan Expy. before firing a machine pistol at them, police spokesman Pat Camden said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 4, 2004

Schools beef up patrols after fights (Los Angeles, CA): A series of violent confrontations over the last two weeks between black and Latino students at three South Los Angeles high schools has taken authorities by surprise, raising fears of widening clashes.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 3, 2004

Gang rivalry blamed in man's death (Pittsburg, CA): Antioch gang members shot and killed a high school senior who had left their ranks for a rival gang, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 3, 2004

Gang activity targeted (San Bernardino, CA): A judge issued a court order Thursday barring 10 people police say are members of a street gang from congregating or causing specific nuisances in a westside San Bernardino neighborhood.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: December 3, 2004

City seeks court order (San Bernardino, CA): As a new police commander, Steve Klettenberg helped pioneer the use of court orders to prevent gang members from congregating in specific San Bernardino neighborhoods.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: December 2, 2004

Grossmont district reacts to spread of gang violence (East County, CA): With gang violence on the rise in East County, the Grossmont Union High School District is spearheading an effort to address the problem near its schools. The district-led East San Diego County Gang Task Force, composed of educators, lawmakers and law enforcement officials, was conceived shortly after two gang-related fatal shootings in August.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 2, 2004

Young man shot at trolley station (San Diego, CA): A young man was shot in the ankle at the Euclid Street trolley station yesterday morning. The man, 18, had just crossed a bridge from Market Street and was in the station's parking lot when someone in a passing car opened fire, police said. The shooting happened about 11 a.m.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 2, 2004

Gang targeted in injunction (Fresno, CA): One of Fresno's oldest street gangs — the Parkside Bulldogs — is being targeted by a civil injunction that bans members from associating inside a "safety zone" around Roeding Park.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 1, 2004

Community-based Proyecto Pastoral provides alternatives to gang membership (Los Angeles, CA) : There are estimated 200,000 gang members in Los Angeles, California. Law enforcement officials say gangs account for as much as half of all violent crimes committed there, and are considered the number-one law enforcement problem in Los Angeles.
Source: Voice of America News    Date: December 1, 2004

Gang violence a spreading stain (San Diego, CA): On Aug. 19, gang members attacked a man and his pregnant wife stopped at a traffic light in a quiet Chula Vista neighborhood. The same roaming band of thugs then beat a 15-year-old boy unconscious with a piece of lumber.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 1, 2004

Selma killing second of 2004 (Selma, CA): Angry and fearful residents of a southwest Selma apartment believe gang members are behind the Thanksgiving night slaying of a man who was beaten and stabbed.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 27, 2004

15-year-old gang shooting victim identified (San Diego, CA): Authorities Saturday released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a gang-related shooting at a Bay Terraces apartment complex.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 27, 2004

County revives anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Steadily rising gang crime is spurring all of the county's police agencies to resurrect an anti-gang task force called SMASH.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: November 25, 2004

Oxnard gets OK to pay for gang injunction aid (Oxnard, CA): An agreement allowing the city of Oxnard to pay for a prosecutor to handle the gang injunction against the Colonia Chiques was approved Tuesday by county supervisors.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 24, 2004

Patterson neighbors shocked (Patterson, CA): A stabbing that may have been gang-related has shocked a tiny neighborhood on this city's east side. "It makes you worry a lot, because it's never happened here before," Linda Peralta, 47, said in Spanish as she peered out from behind her screen door.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: November 23, 2004

Community gathers at gang forum (Porterville, CA): After Porterville's most recent drive-by shooting that killed Jaime "Nano" Garcia Jr., a community information forum on gang issues was held Monday night in the Granite Hills High School cafeteria. "We really need this for the community," said Ida Garcia, Jaime's mother, about the forum.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: November 23, 2004

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