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Former Gang Rivals Work Together Baking, Cooking Way To Better Life

A local young group of former gang rivals are now working together, using baking and cooking as their ticket away from their former lives as gang members.

11/27/2014

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Police Arrest 22 In Hemet, San Jacinto Sweep

Gang sweeps and additional patrols in Hemet and San Jacinto resulted in 22 arrests this week, according to a law enforcement task force.

11/15/2014

About 75 people turned out Saturday to protest a mass murder of 43 college students in Mexico. (credit: CBS)

Mass Murder Of 43 College Students In Mexico Sparks Downtown LA Protest

Los Angeles teacher Ron Gochez organized the rally.

11/08/2014

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Prosecutors Unite Nationwide To Fight Gun Violence

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer is teaming up with Manhattan’s city attorney to rally prosecutors across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence.

09/17/2014

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Gang Violence, Fears For Children In Central America Fuel Rush To US

Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

07/24/2014

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Boyle Heights Housing Project Residents On Edge After Firebomb Attacks

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports residents voiced strong opinions at the meeting amid growing fears the attacks at the Ramona Gardens housing project could rekindle racial tension.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2014

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Whittier Man Suspected In Vicious Stabbings Turned Over To LASD

Thirty-four-year-old Alfred Tapia, a reputed gang member, was being held on attempted murder charges after being turned over to U.S. authorities on Wednesday, according to a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

04/17/2014

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris releases a report on the growing influence of transnational criminal organizations and "cyber-gangs" in California on March 20, 2014. (credit: Claudia Peschiutta/KNX1070 Newsradio)

Attorney General: California Biggest Target For Cartels, Transnational Gangs In US

Attorney General Kamala Harris says California’s location, size and its role in the digital economy make the state a major hub for the money-making schemes of Mexican cartels and TCOs.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/20/2014

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Gang Targeted In San Diego Sex Trafficking Charges

Seventeen people were arrested Wednesday in California, Arizona and New Jersey under an indictment that targets a gang based in San Diego’s North Park area.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/08/2014

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FBI Cracks Down On Violent MS-13 Gang

Numerous reputed Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members and associates are facing federal and state charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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Teen Sex-Trafficking Victims Share Their Stories: ‘Basically, [He] Kind Of Sold Me’

Two former teen prostitutes shared their stories with CBS2/KCAL9’s Melanie Woodrow, revealing some of the dismal details that embody the hard reality of sex trafficking.

11/05/2013

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Judge Bans 6 Gangs From Area Near Downtown LA

A Superior Court judge has granted a permanent injunction banning members of six Los Angeles street gangs from congregating or carrying weapons within a nearly 4-square-mile area near downtown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2013

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New Documentary Explores Street Life In Long Beach

A new documentary — “The Game Don’t Change” — looks at street life in the 6th district of Long Beach, California.

08/01/2013

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South LA Man, 19, Killed While Walking Brother To School

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Monday while he was walking his younger brother to school in South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

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Pair Shot At Sun Valley Anti-Gang Event

Two young men were shot July 12 at Summer Night Lights, a landmark “anti-gang” initiative in Sun Valley.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2012

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