Gangs in Santa Barbara
Gangs from the Eastside, Westside, and beyond have been part of Santa Barbara for decades. But in recent years, the gang warfare - especially amongst teenagers - has escalated. This is the collection of Independent.com's gang coverage.
Arrest of Raymond Macias casts shadow on La Palabra. Read story.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Blank check, slippery slope, or another tool in toolbox? Read story.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Crime stats show gang activity dropped this year. Read story.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Some charged with robbery, others with drug possession or parole violation. Read story.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Judge takes trial date off calendar to let City gather more information. Read story.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Their state prison sentences range from three years to 19 years. Read story.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Four men sentenced in fatal 4th of July stabbing case. Read story.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Augustine Cruz Jr. put back in jail after night of violent events. Read story.
Friday, May 11, 2012
A July trial date for the city’s proposed gang injunction has been abandoned to give city attorneys more time to petition the juvenile court for information. Read story.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Both men have extensive rap sheets; one is named in the city's proposed gang injunction. Read story.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Three suspects arrested; police continue investigation. Read story.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Small knife used in assault on victim with no gang affiliation. Read story.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Judge's ruling creates major hurdle for city gang case. Read story.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Four Westside gangmembers will be sentenced to between 11 and 17 years in state prison. Read story.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Concerns about juvenile records of gang injunction targets bog down case. Read story.