A shooting that left a 20-year-old man in critical condition in Livermore early Saturday was sparked by an argument over gang territory, police said Monday morning.
Police efforts to prevent shootings like the triple homicide that shocked South San Francisco last December resulted in 118 gang-related arrests in the city during 2011.
A 30-year-old Hayward man remains in critical condition after being shot at a Union City In-N-Out restaurant early Sunday morning.
Police believe the recent spike in violence in the city and neighboring unincorporated areas is gang-related.
The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement could be shut down as a result of the $71 million cut to the Division of Law Enforcement budget approved by Governor Jerry Brown.
Federal, state and local agencies gathered in East Palo Alto on Wednesday to discuss strategies for putting an end to gang violence in the city.
Sixty-six San Jose police officers were ordered to turn in their guns and badges on Thursday as the city moves forward with layoffs during a year when the murder rate has spiked dramatically.
Santa Clara County prosecutors are turning to a seldom-used legal theory to charge a man with murder in his friend’s death although he did not fire the fatal shot.
The San Jose Police Department announced they are getting some much-needed assistance in combating gang-related crimes from The Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met Friday with San Jose’s mayor and other city officials to learn about the city’s strategy for preventing gang violence.