Asian gangs in Garden Grove, California
Asian street gangs in Garden Grove, California
The City of Garden Grove was first claimed for Spain as part of the Santa Ana Valley discovered by Gaspar de Portola in 1769. It changed hands as a province during the independence of Mexico in 1822 to becoming a territory of the United States as a concession at the Mexican-American War signing of the 1848 Guadalupe Hidalgo treaty.
Alonzo Cook is credited as the city’s founding father when we bought 160 acres of land, donating an open tract for the first schoolhouse and post office, suggesting the name “Garden Grove” for the grassy plain and planting trees to make it beautiful. Its farming community remained through the 1905 slew of settlers brought in on the Pacific Electric Railroad until the population boom of servicemen coming back from World War II necessitated its incorporation as a city in 1956.
The population of Garden Grove is estimated at 173,067 in 2008, the per capita income at $20,022 and median household income at $59, 981 in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The 2009 population was 39.1% Hispanic/Latino, 31.1% Asian/Pacific Islander, 26.5% White.
- Family Mobsters (FMS)
- Garden Grove Boys (GG)
- Korean Crazy Dogs (KCD)
- Vietnamese Thug Family (VTF)