Conviction in 10-year old cold case murder overturned because of Double Jeopardy

STREETGANGS.COM | April 01, 2017 MONTEREY PARK / ROSEMEAD – Raul Isaac Pedroza grew up in Varrio Lomas neighborhood and had been in-and-out prison for years. After being released on January 1, 2008, he was ready for freedom but just 6-weeks later, Pedroza was charged with a murder from 1998. According to court documents, Raul […]

Gang-related shooting in Santa Ana

Posted by ABC 7 News | March 26, 2017 A 15-year-old boy was shot in a suspected gang-related shooting while walking across a street in Santa Ana Saturday night. Isaac Gonzalez was walking around the 2300 block of W. St. Gertrude when he was shot, authorities said. They received calls around 11:51 p.m. regarding the […]

Major Gangs Increasingly Active in West San Fernando Valley

City News Service | Posted by Patch.com | March 22, 2017 LOS ANGELES, CA — Although the west San Fernando Valley enjoys a reputation as a quiet area with a low crime rate, a new report approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission found it is home to 16 major gangs and has seen […]

Gang prevention summit set Saturday in Salinas

Roberto M. Robledo / The Californian January 29, 2015 A panel that includes former gangbangers and wannabes will discuss gang violence at a community forum set for Saturday in Salinas. Hosted by the Boy & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, the “CROSSROADS Gang Prevention Summit” will address the No. 1 youth crime problem facing the […]

O.C. school greeters aim to steer kids away from gangs

By Emily Foxhall / LA Times December 2, 2014 When Hilda Ambrocio takes her 10-year-old son to school, she doesn’t simply drop him off and leave. Rather, before the clock hits 7:30 a.m., Ambrocio takes up her post at the gates at Monte Vista Elementary School and tugs on a bright orange vest. “Mustangs Greeters,” […]

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Santa Ana school police launch new safety effort

Helen Afrasiabi (California Health Report) | January 3, 2012 The Santa Ana Unified School District is launching a school safety measure with a grant of nearly $500,000, awarded by the Department of Justice. A major part of the effort targets children at risk for gang involvement. The key is reaching kids far earlier than before, […]

Anti-gang program in Denver draws Justice Department’s attention

Felisa Cardona (The Denver Post) | October 26, 2011 Eradicating 78 gangs in Denver isn’t going to happen simply by locking people up and throwing away the key. Gang prevention, intervention and suppression must work together to keep the problem under control and move people out of the criminal lifestyle, said Deputy U.S. Attorney General […]

Inmates Want To Partner With Local Cities To Tackle Gangs

Susanne Brunner (KION) | October 19, 2011 SALINAS, Calif. – A new group is stepping up to help keep your children out of gangs and off the streets.  These mentors though, are in state prison.  They told Central Coast News they hear about what goes on outside these prison walls… Youth violence plaguing their Central […]

Anti-gang strategy takes a health tack

JULIA REYNOLDS (Herald) | September 13, 2011 Those on the front lines of Salinas gang violence often speak in terms of triage. How do we stop this week’s retaliatory shootings? Which violent gang members can we get off the street today? Those who work in public health think differently. That’s because they look at violence […]

LULAC report criticizes Oxnard anti-gang efforts

Adam Foxman (Ventura County Star) | August 4, 2011 The League of United Latin American Citizens of Ventura County this week released a report criticizing anti-gang efforts in Oxnard, questioning the way contracts were awarded and the effectiveness of one program, among other things. Several current and former Oxnard officials, however, cited dramatic decreases in […]

Davis schools add gangs policy

Loretta Park (Standard-Examiner) | November 16, 2010 WEST POINT — Known gang members or students involved in gang activities will no longer be allowed to play extracurricular sports in Davis School District. Davis School Board members pblanked a policy Tuesday at their meeting at Lakeside Elementary School that allows school administrators to exclude students who […]

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