Columbus Street, San Fernando Valley gang, subject to new injunction

SFV_Columbus Street injunction

Susan Abram (Pasadena Star-News) | June 27, 2013 An injunction against the San Fernando Valley’s Columbus Street gang was approved Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the city attorney’s office announced. The injunction prohibits 18 members of the gang from associating with one another within a specified zone in Panorama City and North Hills and […]

Injunction against growing Columbus Street Gang over Panorama City, North Hills crimes sought by L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich

North Hills injunction

Rick Orlov (Los Angeles Daily News) | February 28, 2013 In an effort to stem violence attributed to the more 200 members of the Columbus Street gang, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is seeking a third gang injunction in the Mission Area of the San Fernando Valley. “This gang has used intimidation, violence and fear in […]

Columbus Street

Columbus Street (CST) is a predominately Hispanic street gang located in the North Hills community of the San Fernando Valley in the City of Los Angeles. Their neighborhood is adjacent to the Panorama City neighborhood. The clicks of this gang include the Pequenos (PQS), Maniacs (MNS), Gangsters (GRS), Tiny locos (TLS), Hoodsters (HDS) and Roscoe […]

Suspected Gang Member Killed by LAPD Officers


The shooting came hours after LAPD officers fatally shot a mentally ill man in North Hills. KTLA News May 28, 2010 LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police shot and killed a suspected gang member they say pointed a gun at them while patrolling gang hot spots in the Rampart area. Officer April Harding says two […]

Police search for suspects in possible gang altercation in Lost Hills


Kate Linthicum April 28th, 2010 Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French did not know the details of the incident, or whether there had been any injuries or deaths. “I don’t have the details yet of who got shot or what happened,” he said. French said neighbors called authorities Wednesday morning to complain about gang […]

Arrest mars gang success story

Police say they found drugs in the car of Mario Corona — former gangbanger and rising star among the city’s intervention specialists. By Richard Winton and Amanda Covarrubias Times Staff Writers March 6, 2007 Mario Corona was lauded as one of Los Angeles’ top gang success stories. Newspaper articles told of how Corona spent his […]

Injunction isn’t Enough

Los Angeles Times, May 30, 1999 In more ways than one, Los Angeles City Attorney James Hahn chose the right metaphor when he described the Langdon Street gang as a cancer on the community. Everyone wants to cure the North Hills neighborhood of its cancerous gangs. It’s just that no one can agree on the […]