A Central Coast gang member has been sentenced to nearly three decades in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted murder.
Prosecutors say in 2009, and again in 2010, Martin Contreras of Santa Maria tried to shoot rival gang members.
In the second incident, there was a wild car chase, with multiple shots fired.
No one was hurt in either incident.
The 39 year old man was sentenced to more than 29 years in prison for the shootings.