59 arrested in Northern California gang takedown

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Associated Press 06/03/2010 YUBA CITY, California—Dozens of suspected gang members were arrested Thursday in five Northern California counties during a raid that authorities hope will dismantle one of the region’s largest gangs. More than 300 local and state law enforcement served search warrants from Yuba to Stanislaus counties targeting the Norteno gang. It followed a […]

S.F. shooting victim linked to Norteño gang

Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, September 26, 2008 (09-25) 18:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco man shot to death in Potrero Hill this week was believed to be a major figure in the Norteño street gang, authorities say, and was awaiting trial on local drug charges as well as federal weapons […]

Street gang members served an injunction

Visalia police hand out order that imposes curfew, other rules. By Tim Sheehan / The Fresno Bee 03/21/08 23:16:35 Visalia police served members of several street gangs with a court injunction Friday that bars them from congregating and imposes other limitations within a “safe zone” on the city’s north side. The civil injunction was issued […]

Man gets life in kidnap-ransom case

Man gets life in kidnap-ransom case Associated Press LA Daily News Article Last Updated:05/24/2007 12:58:04 AM PDT A Ukrainian man was sentenced to life in prison for his part in a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme that resulted in the killing of five people – three from the San Fernando Valley – whose bodies were found in a […]

West Sac’s catch-22

Judge tosses suit against West Sac gang injunction but dodges constitutional issues By Cosmo Garvin December 21, 2005 – News review.com The controversial gang injunction in West Sacramento survived another legal challenge last week, though Yolo County Superior Court Judge Thomas Warriner essentially sidestepped the question of whether the sweeping new gang-suppression law is constitutional. […]

Grand Jury Indicts Asian Gang Members

Grand Jury Indicts Asian Gang Members LOS ANGELES, Posted 6:39 p.m. May 21, 1997 — Seven Asian gang members were indicted Wednesday for murder and attempted murder, mostly of rival gang members in San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys, police said. A Los Angeles County grand jury found that the gang members carried out the […]

Gangbusters: Enjoining the Boys in the ‘Hood

May-June 1997, The American Prospect Daniel J. Sharfstein The city of Inglewood, population 140,000, lies in the southwest corner of the Los Angeles sprawl. It has the features of almost every other L.A. suburb—long commercial strips of burger shacks and auto body shops, low-rise neighborhoods of motel-style apartment complexes and tiny homes with tiny lawns. […]

State High Court Allows Injunctions

January 31, 1997, Friday, Valley Edition SECTION: Part A; Page 1; Zones Desk LENGTH: 2054 words HEADLINE: STATE HIGH COURT ALLOWS INJUNCTIONS TO RESTRICT GANGS; SAFETY: RULING STRESSES PUBLIC CONCERNS AND LETS COMMUNITIES BAN LEGAL ACTIVITIES OF ALLEGED MEMBERS, SUCH AS ON BLYTHE STREET IN PACOIMA. BYLINE: MAURA DOLAN and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS […]