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.
Police in Watsonville have detained several suspects after a suspected gang-related shooting Saturday evening.
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.
A mother and toddler were shot and injured in Menlo Park Saturday evening in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting.
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.
The San Mateo Police Department has arrested 7 suspects in connection with 3 separate violent gang assaults over the past week, authorities said.
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.
A recent rash of homicides has many concerned residents in San Jose questioning cutbacks within the police department.
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.