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FBI agents search a home on the 600 block of 42nd Ave. in San Mateo, part of a number of raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: FBI Raids Stem From Longstanding Investigation With Possible Gang Ties

The series of raids across the Bay Area on Wednesday which included the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee may be related to organized crime in the Chinese-American community in San Francisco.

03/26/2014

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16 Peninsula Gang Members Arraigned On Charges Including Murder

16 gang members, mostly based in East Palo Alto, were arraigned Monday in a multi-agency operation called ‘Operation Sunny Day’.

03/24/2014

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7 Oakland Gang Members Indicted For Crime Spree, Bragging On Facebook

A federal grand jury has indicted members of a Bay Area street gang on charges that they participated in a string of armed robberies and then bragged about the crimes on social media.

03/20/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Trial Begins For Alleged Ringleader Of ’08 Richmond Gang Rape, Hate Crime

A woman who was beaten, gang-raped and taunted about her sexual orientation in Richmond more than five years ago appeared in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday to recount harrowing details of the attack after opening statements in the trial against her alleged main attacker.

12/03/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Teen Killed In Possible San Jose Gang Shooting

An 18-year-old man who was killed in a possible gang-related shooting in East San Jose on Saturday has been identified by police as Pedro Dado Cortez.

11/26/2013

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Holding Town Hall Meetings On Gang Violence Prevention

The forums, which will take place over the next several weeks, will give residents the chance to air their concerns about the violence and advise the city about how to stem gang activity in their neighborhoods, according to Mario Maciel, spokesman for the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.

10/21/2013

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5 Arrested In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Santa Cruz Boy

Santa Cruz police said five suspects were arrested Saturday in the gang-related, drive-by shooting death last year of a 12-year-old boy associated with the Sureno street gang.

10/14/2013

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Phil Matier: Oakland Criminal Groups Choosing Robberies Over Drugs For Easy Cash

There have been more than 3,800 robberies reported in Oakland this year, representing a 24% jump compared with the number of reported robberies in Oakland during the same time period last year.

09/30/2013

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Touts Success Of Gang Suppression Program

The San Jose Police Department said Monday that a program implemented this summer to reduce gang-related crime has led to an overall 20 percent reduction in crime from last year.

09/17/2013

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Wiretaps Lead to Nearly 2 Dozen Richmond Gang Arrests

Police in Richmond announced Wednesday that a months-long operation involving wiretaps has led to the arrests of nearly two dozen alleged members of one of the city’s most violent gangs.

08/28/2013

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