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Alex Alonso is an professor of Sociology & Geography, author and TV producer. He has been covering street gangs in Los Angeles for 2 decades and is the founder of

Behind the Scenes: Oldest Bloods Gangs in Los Angeles: Top Ten

STREETGANGS.COM | July 22, 2016 | 10:45 p.m. South Los Angeles, CA – Behind the scenes shooting the Oldest Bloods Gangs in Los Angeles, part 2. In this video you get a sneek peek behind the making of popular series, Top Ten. Also learn why it take longer than average to produce a […]

Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – Part 2

STREETGANGS.COM | July 28, 2015 Los Angeles – Part two of the Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles. In part one Alex Alonso toured the oldest gangs ranked from 10 to six. In the second part he tours the five oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest […]

Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – Part 1

STREETGANGS.COM | July 17, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Take a tour through Los Angeles, South LA, East LA, Downtown and Boyle Heights to see what are the oldest Hispanic gang neighborhoods in Los Angeles in Part 1 of a 2 part video. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – […]

Hollywood and Central Los Angeles gang map of 1978

1978-central-south-LA-gangmap-lg Staff Writer May 7, 2015 | 2:55 p.m. PST This map was created in 1978 and covers the areas of Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and parts of South Los Angeles. Gangs mapped: 1. Toonerville 2. Varrio Rebels (Hollywood) 3. Varrio Rebels 2 (Hollywood) 4. WS 18th Street (Hollywood) 5. Clanton (Hollywood) 5. Satanas 6. […]

Mike Brown / Freddie Gray protest march in Leimert Park, Los Angeles


Mike Brown / Freddie Gray protest march in Leimert Park, CA – April 30, 2015 Related posts: Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington Stanley Tookie Williams rally in Leimert Park to end the death penalty Twin sisters struck by car in Leimert Park die NO DISPERSAL ORDER – Arrested Mike Brown […]

LAPD officer Henry Solis flees to Mexico with help from his father

BorderCrossing1_Solis | March 27, 2015 These are surveillance photos of Victor Solis (father) and Henry Solis (LAPD officer) crossing into Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas on March 14, 2015 at approximately 5:40 a.m. In court on Thursday, Victor Solis was ordered detained without bail. He waived further proceedings in Los Angeles and is […]

Father of LAPD murder suspect charged in federal complaint

henry-solis-fugitive March 26, 2015 | 5:31 p.m. LOS ANGELES – The father of Henry Solis, the LAPD fugitive wanted in the March 13 homicide of Salome Rodriguez in Pomona, was arrested at his home in Lancaster, CA. According to a federal complaint filed in the United States District Court in El Paso, Texas, the father, […]

Challenging the Suge Knight narrative and getting it correct

Cle "Bone" Sloan on the set of Straigh Outta Compton, 2014

By Alex A. Alonso Staff Writer February 2, 2015 | 6:29 p.m. LOS ANGELES – There has been an abundance of coverage connected to Suge Knight’s most recent legal matter related to an incident that occurred in Compton last Thursday. Knight visited the lunch set of the film Straight Outta Compton, uninvited and started […]

Hip-Hop documentary, “My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story” to be released in February 2015 November 12, 2014 SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Official Trailer for My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story is a documentary about H-Crown, a South Los Angeles gang member who was recently released from prison after serving almost 5 years for armed robbery. As a youth he became a member of the Five Deuce […]

Former LAPD Officer calls for Frank Lyga investgation into Kevin Gaines killing

By Alex A. Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 24, 2014 | 11:51 p.m. Earlier this month, former LAPD officer Brian Bentley, posted an audio file, that was surreptitiously recorded by an unidentified employee of the LAPD of current LAPD detective Frank Lyga. During a training session, Lyga was speaking to a room of 38 other […]

Sneezy Tweet from Suicidal Town posted up on 12th Street – Long Beach

STREETGANGS.COM | August 2013 Long Beach – Sneezy Tweet from Suicidal Town 12th Street posted up in Long Beach talking about life, gangs and music. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview we did with the Long Beach rap artist. Part one of the interview: Related posts: Suicidal Town rapper, Sneezy Tweet, […]

Veebo from Exotic Family talks about growing up in Long Beach

STREETGANGS.COM | September 11, 2013 Long Beach – Rapper Veebo from Exotic Family City Crip from Long Beach talks about SEA, rapping and growing up in Long Beach, California. SEA is an acronym for South East Asian and Suicidals / Exotic Family / Asian Boyz, which are three Asian gangs, mostly Cambodian, allied together in […]

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