A recent increase in street violence in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park has prompted police in both cities to launch a coordinated anti-crime effort.
A man shot into an occupied car in Gilroy Saturday night. The shooter and the victims fled the scene before officers arrived.
A 20-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in an apparent gang-related attack in Watsonville Saturday night.
A man was critically injured in a stabbing near San Francisco City Hall late Saturday night, police said.
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.