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.
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.
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.