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November 30, 2006 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
When authorities in July asked a judge for a court order to put a damper on the activities of 134 members of a Santa Ana street gang, Richard Quirino appeared in court wearing dress slacks and a tie. He told The Times he was unfairly included on the list by police who "think all bald-headed guys in my neighborhood are gang members." On Tuesday, Quirino, 19, was arrested for allegedly tagging the side of the Orange County district attorney's office with the gang's moniker.
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March 19, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 8 p.m. Friday night in what is considered one of Santa Ana's most crime-ridden areas. Normally, this is "crime time," when the reports of shootings and robberies and drug deals begin filtering into the Police Department and to officer Brett Nelson's squad car. But three days after a huge police and FBI raid of this west Santa Ana neighborhood nabbed scores of alleged criminals, the streets are remarkably quiet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2006 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
Six members of an Anaheim street gang have been charged with violating a 2-week-old court order that prohibits them from a variety of activities in the neighborhood authorities say they have terrorized. The arrests are the latest made as the result of the Orange County district attorney's office's decision to use the legal tactic to break up two of the county's gangs that have the most tenacious grip on their communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2006 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
With members of a Santa Ana street gang looking on, a judge issued a sweeping court order Friday severely limiting their activity in a neighborhood that law enforcement officials said the gang had terrorized. The preliminary injunction signed by Orange County Superior Court Judge Daniel Didier and effective immediately marked the first time this legal tool has been used in Orange County. Similar injunctions have been imposed in Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Clara counties.
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March 16, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's hard for taco stand manager Alex Leon to get excited about the big drops in crime across Orange County. In his corner of west Santa Ana, drug dealing and street crimes remains a part of life, and he's been robbed at gunpoint at least six times in the last five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2007 | Christopher Goffard, Times Staff Writer
For years, Ponderosa Park was both a stronghold of the neighborhood street gang and a magnet for its enemies. Rivals knew the park would be teeming with targets, so they came hunting. Just yards from the Anaheim park's playground, members of the Boys From the Hood gang -- which also calls itself BFTH or Varrio Boys -- were standing together after dark in February 2005 when a carload of rivals blasted a teenage member in the face with a shotgun.
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