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Gang Activity

San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood on September 22, 2008. (CBS)

Long Before Leland Yee Arrest, San Francisco’s Chinatown Has Storied History Of Gang Activity

Author Bill Lee, who wrote an expose on San Francisco’s Chinatown, “Chinese Playground: A Memoir,” said politics has often been tied to criminal activity in the past.



Watsonville Police Investigate Possible Gang-Related Shooting

Police in Watsonville have detained several suspects after a suspected gang-related shooting Saturday evening.


CHP, Sheriff Augment Understaffed Vallejo Police Department

Deputies from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the California Highway Patrol have been assigned to patrol duty in Vallejo to augment a city police department down to just 85 officers.


Crime Scene

Mother And Child Wounded In Menlo Park Drive-By Shooting

A mother and toddler were shot and injured in Menlo Park Saturday evening in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting.



Man Arrested After Driving Car Into 2 People In San Jose

A 23-year-old San Jose man was arrested on Saturday night after he allegedly struck two people while driving and fled the scene, police said.



7 Arrested For Gang-Related Assaults In San Mateo

The San Mateo Police Department has arrested 7 suspects in connection with 3 separate violent gang assaults over the past week, authorities said.


A vandalized mural at the corner of Huran Drive and Santiago Ave. in San Jose. (County of Santa Clara)

San Jose Students’ Peace Mural Defaced; Reward Offered

Vandals have defaced a peace mural painted by student artists to promote peace and community in East San Jose, although investigators do not believe the vandalism is gang-related.


Police outside an east San Jose home where 2 men were shot and killed and a 17-year-old boy was wounded in May of 2011. (CBS)

San Jose Police Staffing Levels Called Into Question

A recent rash of homicides has many concerned residents in San Jose questioning cutbacks within the police department.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Gang Activity Linked To San Jose’s Soaring Homicide Rate

The staffing problems within SJPD only stand to get worse, with more than 100 officers expected to be laid off in late June because of San Jose’s budget problems.