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.
Councilmember Gregg Hart also argues against the legal filing. Read story.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Says it would restrict constitutionally protected behavior. Read story.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Father Greg Boyle will visit Santa Barbara on Thursday. Read story.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Authorities argue action is needed to combat the Mexican Mafia. Read story.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Police net dozens of arrests and charges during Operation Falling Dawn. Read story.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The city's proposal will be heard in court mid-March. Read story.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Pro-Youth Movement's fourth meeting focuses on the controversial proposal. Read story.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Palabra's jefe and police nemesis talks about street justice and what works with would-be gangsters. Read story.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Anti-gang group tracks results from the trenches. Read story.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Judge orders release of select juvenile records. Read story.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
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.