East Side 52 Pueblo Bishop Bloods are a predominately African-American street gang based in the Pueblo Del Rio housing projects in South Los Angeles in a community known as the Low Bottoms. They have been active in that area since the early 1970s before the Blood identity was even forged. Prior to Black gang resurgence during the very early 1970s, there was a gang in the area called Pueblos that was active since the 1950s up til about 1965.
During the 1970s, the new gang was known as the 52 (Five Duece) Mid City Gangsters and the early members had moved into that area from Watts, where the 92 (Nine Duece) Bishops where already active. When the new generation of youth became involved in gang formation in the early 1970s, they eventually took on the previous identity that was there during the 1950s, the Pueblos, and added the previously known Watts name, Bishops, and created the 92 Pueblo Bishops. By 1977, the Blood was added to the identity completing the last step of their identity.
Some of the early members of this neighborhood include Studder Box, Dangerous Dan, Jay Killa and Too Hard. For an detailed history of this neighborhood, see Allhood Magazine Issue 5.