Gang map of the Pico Union area of Central Los Angeles

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By Alex A. Alonso
September 2, 2009

The Pico Union area is home to over 40,000 residents that includes a population that is over 87 percent Hispanic of both foreign and US born Hispanics of mostly Mexican and El Salvadorean descent. Over 100 years ago, Swedish immigrants settled in this community and formed the First Evangelical Free Church in 1913 which is still standing at 1356 Albany Ave. During the 1950s and 1960s, Mexicans immigrated to this community, then as a result of civil war that broke out in El Salvador beginning in 1980, the demographics slowly began to change again as thousands of refugees fled El Salvador and settled in this community.

The Pico-Union community stretches from Normandie Avenue (west) to the 110 Harbor Freeway (east) between Olympic (north) and the Santa Monica 10 Freeway (south).

First Evangelical Free Church

First Evangelical Free Church


Today there are over 10 gangs in this small area, all of Hispanic origin and home to the original Mara Salvatrucha gang that formed in the early 1980s, and the original 18th Street gang that formed as a click of an older Clanton gang 50 years ago.

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45 Comments for “Gang map of the Pico Union area of Central Los Angeles”

  1. Daniel

    You are all stupid. Who cares about stupid street gangs. Grow up and find something productive to do with your lives. Go to school and get an education and make something out of your lives. You idiots ruin it for all Hispanics in this country. Who wants to be locked up for life for killing someone else? If you are going to break the law then leave the damn country and go back to a 3rd world country!!!

    • OG EVIL CHILLS BIG VARRIO P*SSYOCHA KILLERS BGANG13

      joto! you go back to salvador with your “hispanics” we are MEXICAN not hispanics or latinos But it sounds like your thinking your white or self hating F you u dont have a clue and what are u doing on here anyway leva??

    • Ur right danny.but easier said than done.this place is jam packed our own ppl push us to be who we are.our life is out of the ordinary,almost comic book like.in my mind I was a hero:)fighting against the villans from the other hood.I became famouse.I came out on tv for the wrong reasons.had all the 18st guys come for me to kill me.and I smiled.were young dumb and lucky.we all reach the pivit point sooner or later.I’m just lucky I made it to that point without any convictions,werass others reach that point,and can’t move forward with a felony on there resume,so danny don’t judge wat u don’t understand live your life and with words and view points like you have u won’t be able to change anybody elses.do ur best in bn a father cause u might find urself saying (my boy isa good kid hell never do that)werall good but nobodys perfect

  2. robert

    when would be the day the police do a mass deportation to the jungle…. It should take just a couple hours, no witnesses, and LA would be clean again…

  3. Fuk burras stay inside weak azz hood yo homie sparkey pc up in county got his tooth knocked out got wacked cuz he a rat Ez up Bz down tripple 6 gang ws 18

    • BURLINGTOWN BOYS

      Salvie, let’s see if we can get this Sparky rumor correct. First, BN has no member with the name Sparky, especially old enough to hit county. Furthermore, Salvies or wet backs like you head straight to the INS building. So, you probably bumped into someone who bitch slapped you and you thought he was from the big bad Burlington locos trece gang! Finally, get a fucken education you fucken stupid salvie…… reading and writing will work wonders, especially when deportation is in the front lines. Keep your mouth shut fucken Rats………. BN. LIFE…….. 1842LCRSTCCOPHSMSKILLA!!!!!!!!

    • BIG SINN

      FUCK PUSSYOCHA FUCKIN LOP THERES ALONG LIST OF RAT ASS PUSSYOCHAS THROWING RAT FUCK U PUTO! KILLER B GANGA P/V

  4. BtN lokotes

    Wess sied Killa Beez Burlington Lokotes. …panch and fakes suck it..

  5. OSO

    BIG DRIFTERS GANG PUTOS

  6. Witmero

    Fuck fakes all you foos are a bunch of paisas straight warache makers..and next time yall want to come to the dubb and kick up dust get out the car to bust only negros do that bitch shit drive bys… But then we dont blame you lames since the Witmeros be putting in work on you fakes hahaha red shield boys are a bunch of loud mouth putos that scream fakes to every car that goes by but when yall saw them witmeros with them truenos all 6 of u booked it and dissapeared like the wind hahaha but anyways u foos can say whatever the fuck u wanna say here but both of us really know was up… Witmer Gang fuck fakes, orchas,chickens,sofas,arcacas,rankwood,king tacos,diarreas and any one that want some…

  7. CLUMS

    RESPECT TO THE BURLINGTON LOCOS THEY OWN PICO UNION** THATS MY PALABRA!! FUCK FAKETEENS N DUMBFUCKS WS PLAY BOYS13CLS****PICO N FEDORA^^

  8. BExENE NOMAS!!!

    The Union belongs to us period!!!! Fuck these lops ain’t worth mention!!! Pico union Varrio BURLINGTONE X111 CONTROLA!!!

  9. comemierdahijodeputa

    Wtf is all this hate against salvis did a salvi 18 or ms bang ur bitch or something talkin like ur above salvie foo u a bitch who probaly shot foo without sayin anythin in fled quick and u pico union street garbage infested salvi with this coward way of killin a man real salvis fight face to face with machetes all this sneak no respect shit u claim salvis started when they hit pico they got from pos li ke u our military history is more than ur little pico union so called war storys are everythin salvis are now is a reflection of what they learned in the piece of shit hell hole u call pico union because el salvadors national guard and military police were draggin these pos to extinction so everytime u get mad at one of these salvies and how low they are then just look at yourself in the mirror cause thats what pico union is cause everyone knows most those salvies were bastard orphans who didnt have moms and dads to teach them the real salvi way what they got is education by other bastardized generation who came before them

  10. PICO UNION LIFERS!

    Fuck salvies!!! 18k, msk! PURO CHICANO POWER!!!

  11. One Eight Hoover Locotes

    Fuck burras!!

  12. One Eight Hoover Locotes

    Where U Burras @ ? All U bitch ass, punk muthafuckas don’t even live here in my neighborhood Pico Union anymore. The few hat stay here are always. Low pro. Fuck punk ass Cricket, Chills and the rest of you big mouth burras who cant fight and are lame ass Burras!! Puro Diesiochon ese Los Hoover Locos all day every night 7 days controlando!!

  13. One Eight Hoover Locotes

    Where U Burras @? Fuck bitch ass,punk muthafuckas Cricket,Chills and the rest of U Burras living low pro!! All U bitch ass Burras left my neighborhood Pico Union cause U’all couldn’t take that One Eight Heat!! Big Bad Eighteenth Street Hoover Locos Controlando.

  14. lmfao hoover lames!

    You weak motherfucker! You always talking but neva neva neva eva eva eva put in work! You lame ass paisas are either hanging in the westlake district or back in your third world country… You know where we be at!?! Fuck Faketeen ice hold testifying levas! Hoover lmao! Please!!! Varrio BURLINGTOWN 13!!!!!

  15. LxBlacky WS.18.ST RSBoyS

    FUCK BURRASk FUCK SHITMERSk FUCK PEANUTSk FUCK DUMBFUCKSk
    WEST SIDE Xv111 ST RED SHIELD BOYS
    COME OUT AND PLAY BITCHASS LAMES
    PICO UNION IS OUR H99D NOW CHAVALAS

  16. daezee

    FUCK THEM NIGGAS PRIME AND SUSPECT, FUCK YOU PUSSYOCHOS. PINCHES RATAS ASESINAS FUCKEN KILLING A LO PENDEJO. KARMA A BITCH!!

  17. FREE.PMER.SUSPECT

    HAHAHA LAME ASS NIGGAS FUCK BURRAS YALL KNOW WHAT TIME
    IT IS COME OUT N PLAY REMEMBER WHEN YOUR BIG HOMIES RANKED OUT
    IN FRONT OF THAT LAME ASS PARK HA ALL BAD4

  18. Pico union is ran by the BEE GANG!

    Stop with the bs pussyochoa! And throwing RATA! Just play the game little putas! You 6 feet deep paisas…… Pico Union belongs to us so go hang in Westlake district fucken Lame as dirty Cholos with your fat dirty Cholas! Varrio BURLINGTOWN killa fakes gang! BN

  19. Pico union is ran by the BEE GANG!

    Weak ass PussyOchas ain’t doing Nada on the calles! The hoover lames and the red shits look like a bunch little lame taggers claiming pico union before their varrio! How lame is that?! We Bee still here representing VARRIO BURLINGTOWN! So stop with all the lies and throwing Rata…. And let’s keep it real!

  20. You fgts Retarded

    WOW, all you gangsters are a shame and a waste of a life. Do something productive for once. THE BARRIO hates you for the shit and trash you are. You can’t even spell, think, and write well. Stop living off the system. GO tag your fucked up spelling in your ass, don’t tag on others property. You guys are like DOGS marking your “territory” You are all failures at life. NO ONE WILL MISS YOU WHEN YOU DIE.

  21. V-BURLINGTON-X3

    Fuck you foos from rataochos every time you lames pass by the park you guys have a cop car escoring your lame asses that’s how you know you foos are a lame ass gang next time pass by your own and keep on sending your fat ratas hinas to keep punto homies fuck faketeen ese puro -V-BURLINGTON-X3 ALL DAY LONG

  22. Jose

    I live in back of toberman park and spend time in the park and bnls doesn’t own shit, I see day after day 18st gang members come to the park in bikes,walking or in cArs to tag the park or shoot at the gangsters from bnls. In all honesty bnls gang members don’t hang out at the park anymore cause there afraid of 18st

    • 213

      Undercover faketeen!

      • Jose

        No homie I’m from pudk i live in the back of toberman park I don’t give a fuck about 18. I know most of them fools from bnls but I’m just tired of the fu King kies u guys dnt own shit I see them fool from 18!hit up the park everyday and u guys dnt do shit. U guys are starting to hang out again but that’s only cause 18 were going to take over the park u fuckers are not here u guys say bnls but u guys are never in the park just hiding like the oussies u are

  23. 8======D

    Yall putas dont want none

  24. Fuck Cholos

    Seriously all you 18st and Burlington gang members… just kill yourself please. WE ALL HATE YOU. Cholos are the shit that stains our neighborhood.

  25. I hate Cholo

    Every Cholo/Gangster in the world deserves to die. I HATE YOU ALL. Everytime I go to a store I heard ladies and boys talk about how they hate you. Everything you do is a stupidity. Some of you idiots can’t even spell. You left school to have kids with a stupid firl and go live of EBT, WIC and Welfare. Kids outside of America wish they could be a legal citizen so they could go to school and study. And you guys ARE legal citizens waste your life on gangs. :( What a failure at life. I, the neighborhood, and the city ALL HATE YOU.

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