Alhambra, California – Hispanic gangs

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Alhambra is in the western San Gabriel Valley, about 8 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. It was originally founded as a suburb of Los Angeles in 1903 and is named after Washington Irving’s book “Tales of the Alhambra”. The city takes up a total square area of about 7.6 miles.

Since the 1950s, Alhambra has experienced separate waves of new immigrants, Italians in the 1950s, Mexicans in the 1960s, and Chinese in the 1980s. As a result, Asians make up the majority. As of 2006, 51% of residents are Asian, 35.5% are Hispanic, 28% are White, and only 1.8% are Black or African American. The total population was recorded at 85,804 in 2000.

Over 52% (44,678) of residents are foreign born, which over quadruples the national average of foreign-born people at 12.5%. 72.5% speak a language other than English in the home. 10.1% of families and 12.3% of individuals in Alhambra live below the poverty line, which is very close to the national average. 77.4% of residents have a high school degree or higher, and 30.9% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, exceeding the national average of 27.4% of graduates with a bachelor degree.

Alhambra today does not have much of a gang presence but during the late 1970s and 1980s, the gang scene in Alhambra was heavily influenced by gang members from East Los Angeles.

Hispanic gangs in Alhambra

  1. Alhambra Locos [defunct]
  2. Brick City Boys [defunct]
  3. East Side White Fence [defunct]
  4. 18th Street, Westside [defunct]
  5. ESR Locke  [defunct]
  6. Metro

95 Comments for “Alhambra, California – Hispanic gangs”

  1. CFL

    PURO 310 WEST!!!!

  2. tu pappi CHATO LOKO

    …..YUP,ITS ME AGAIN…the One & Only”BIG SHOTS”(a.k.a.)”CHATO LOKO”….THATS RIGHT,from that”EAST SIDE”S MOST disliked”…”LIL’OPAL STREET LOKOS GANG”….will show u how to bang,slang & then some!!!…..say something stupid!!…come on now…”SAY IT!!!”…..CHUMP,THATS WHAT I THOUGHT,YEAH U!!!

  3. emenot

    Who are DOA, our neighborhood had been tagged by this?

  4. LEWIS HOUSE

    THIS IS POPS FROM THE ORIGINAL EASTSISE BRICK CITY GANG WHICH WAS IN ALHAMBRA AND LOS…ONE TIME FOR THE HOMIES STRANGER TWEETY KRANKY TURTLE …..

  5. FrontStreetBlockAlhambra

    what year was brick city boys there “LOWIS HOUSE” cus ive never heardd of your hood or alhambra lokos?ihave heard rumors that there used to be a alambra 13 when i used to go to alhambra high maybe it was alhambra lokos

    • Pops

      Homie this is POPS again replying to whoever mentioned my hood. I never heard of Alhambra lokos either and if u never heard of brick city when u were there it’s probly cuz your too young. We were in Alhambra strong from like 89-95 but were originally from the William mead projects in L.A..1

      • DXTXPJS

        Pops can eat a fat mayate d#$k, you lanes got ran out of the Projects in the 80sand you all tried to bang in a suburb in Alhambra like nerdy white geeks. We ki*led many of your homies. Varrio DogTown PLS KBZ

        • Vago Smurfs lil brother

          f#@$k dog sh*% ese we put a gang of u chickes in the dirt tattoo.chuco.spanky we just needed tonito PURO BRICK CITY TINY LOKOS ESE f#@$k ALL MUTTS

        • Pops

          f#@$k you and your dead homies chick boy its still Brick City over here punk

  6. VNE CTS 13

    HEY CHATA YA POOR EXCUSE REJECTED GANG BANGER!
    PUNK AS REJECTED EVERY WHERE EVEN FROM HIS OWN VARRIO.YOUR NOPALES DONT RESPECT YA THEY JUST FEAR YA.. NO LOVE FROM UR HOMIES…..UR FAMILIA HATES YOU, UR KIDS HATE YOU!..SO JUST JUMP OFF A BRIDGE AND DO EVERYONE A FAVOR & STOP EXISTING..ALL INFIRNO CUZ THE LORD DONT EVEN LOVE YA!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAAAA!
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  7. BONES

    ALHAMBRA 13 was around in the 70’s and gone by 1980….there was a gang called POOR SITE, POOR SITE BOYS around the same time. I remember BRICK CITY in Alhambra, from the same time as POPS said from 1989-95.

  8. ice cube

    isnt there a tagging gang called stk?

  9. rh626

    rowland heights gangstaz shout gun vallys most disliked blank all suratsk

  10. b?st

    B on the look out for the new varrio in town.BARTLETT ST TINY LOCOS

    • DXTXPJS

      Bartlett St?… thats a lame blank gang name. f#@$k BART SIMPSON
      This be Varrio DOGTOWN. Pysas Lokos Klikka. DT PLS Shout out to our other Klikka KANSAS BOYZ KBZ on Kansas Ave in South Gate
      vDT PLS KBZ

      • SSvBCB13SG

        YOU FROM DT
        YOU GOT A CLICK IN THE GATES ?
        YOU DO KNOW THERES A BARRIO IN THE GATES CALLED
        KANSAS ST. AND THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CALLED
        KANSAS BOYZ

        SS BCB 13 SUR GATE

      • SSvBCB13SG

        YOU FROM DT
        YOU GOT A CLICK IN THE GATES ?
        YOU DO KNOW THERES A BARRIO IN THE GATES CALLED
        KANSAS ST. AND THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CALLED
        KANSAS BOYZ .

  11. shotcaller

    varrio northside bolen parque x3

  12. mike vercruse

    I lived in Alhambra in the 70s.There were several hispanic gangs around at that time.The Lomas gang definately had the bigest influence.Several kids I knew became members at elementery school age.

  13. mike vercruse

    I lived in Alhambra in the 70s.Altough there wer many Hispanic gangs around at that time the Lomas gang definately had the most influence.I had several friends who became members at elementary school age.

  14. M90

    all this little gangs fall short to what really runs east los angeles….

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  16. V1|_3|/] T 1

    Eighteenth Street in Alhambra
    Mostly all West Siders from Hoover locos, a few Columbia lil cycos ‘ all Alhambra heads.

    Some gone home above some doing life.
    Where still here 😉
    Our generation was 80’s 90’s as far as str18 banging.

    Swarn Too ki*l is a graffiti art crew that has relatives in 18st an we all grew up together. ”

    Lomas was next door not in Alhambra although a few were from here and got in there. Sangra was more prevalent in Alhambra but never choose to make it part of their varrio, they went to San Gabriel.

    The biggest in Alhambra is 18st or anywhere.
    What u talking about m90?

    Around 1990 was XVIII, STK*, WF, BCB, SG
    *STK is not a gang, nor ever claimed to be one, but things would occur that required banging and they were more solid than even some gangs
    and r still here making art.

    • bud

      I was in grammar school in Alhambra in the early 70s ,Ramona School.Lomas was by far the biggest gang back then.There was 18st around and Sangra too.ESR was close by and Monterey Park had a gang called Poorside. Luis Rodriguez references that neighborhood in his book.”Always running “

    • 1badapple

      Stk was and continues to be weak, however u’ll still see some toyish bombs on the 10fwy.

    • GUERO ES18ST

      digging the history lesson my boy

    • marijuanos

      EVILXSIDE MARIJUANOS LOCOS GANG WE BEEN AT ALHAMBRA AND STILL BANGIN THERE TOO THE FULLEST f#@$k ALL OUR ENEMIESS THEY KNOW WHON THEY ARE

      • SGTOKERSX111

        f#@$k MECOLOVERS.MARICONLOVERS.MARILEVAS
        SOUTH.GATE TOKERS GANG.
        GET ACTIVE MECOS.
        THE GATES MOST WANTED AND disliked
        VARRIO.SG.TOKERS13RIFA
        i punked sum foo from mecos alhambra klick in campo
        Had that lilttle chick marked out threw out his camp program
        Lil chick slick back hair..name:aron.ask bout us..WE CAUSING RAWKUS EVERYWERE PUTOS.V.SGTKSX111

    • marijuanos

      EASTxSIDE MARIJUANOSxLOCOSxGANG BEEN AT ALHAMBRA AND STILL BANGIN THERE RIHT NOW f#@$k ALL OUR ENEMIES THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE ESxMLSxX3 ALHAMBRAxTOWNxCLICKA!

  17. Rudy esquivel

    Varrio Brick City Project LOKOS! f#@$k the rest! Mr Spikes Big Snoopy!

  18. Rudy esquivel

    Brick City! Mr Spikes

  19. Pops

    Rudy what’s up? Is this spikes foreal? This is Pops (Lewis) u know me and lowdown were the only brothers from the neighborhood.What’s up homie how u been?

  20. UR MOM'S CAMOTE

    having a gang in alhambra is f#@$ken retarded……

  21. miguel

    v1|_31/]….what are YOU TALKING ABOUT?? STK IN ALHAMBRA ARE A BUNCH OF WEENIES!!! THEYRE ART IS STILL AROUND,, BUT AS FAR AS BEING SOLID.. IVE SEEN MORE SOLID HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND MEMBERS. DIDNT WF AND KAW TAKE SMASH ON STK DURING THE 90’S? AND IF THEY WERENT GETTING CHASED THEY WERE SNITCHING! YA REAL SOLID!!!

    • miguel is a fake ass!

      Miguel you have no idea what the hell your talking about!! Those fools from welfares use to get smashed by STki*lS! those fools never did anything but rat! NO ONE EVER RATED FROM STK LEVA!! all those fools from welfares ran & they are the ones who always snitch on everyone!! unless your a welfare trying to tell lies & make yourself look good online!! but sounds like a welfare online banging on the phone or online!! same ol levas!!………….& kaw? now that is even a bigger joke!! those fools werent even ever in Alhambra! those fools were super weak!! not even going to mention those girls bcuz they never did a dam thing!! so welfare miguel your a straight FAKE!!!

      • underarmor

        LETS COMMENT ON “MIGUEL” AND “MIGUEL IS A FAKE blank” ALHAMBRA IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY WHERE THE AVERAGE HOME AVERAGES 500.000 AND PROPERTY VALUE IS ONLY GOING UP. ALHAMBRA IS NOT A GHETTO CITY AND THE POPULATION IS MOSTLY CHINESE/CANTONESE, THERE IS A SMALLER LATINO POPULATION THERE BUT NO KNOWN GANGS OR GANG ACTIVITY. MOST CALLS AND DSTURBANCES ARE HANDLED BY THE COMMUNITY PATROL OFFICER OR THE VOLUNTEER PATROL.

      • fatchronicsmoker

        Wow well i lived in Alhambra on Curtis st growing up and I do very well remember an incedent where a car load of WF ran up on about 5 or 6 STKs by the corner market on commonwealth. I never seen a group of 6 run in different directions. Lol but the ones they did get got it good.. like icu type sh*%.. i think they got 2 of em.. and that was only one occasion. WF was always on them tough. KAW is in el sereno and for as long as i can remember all the way back to 90 or 91 everytime i had a run in with one of them fools on the street or a party they were with the business or strapped up. I dunno how they were with STK but they went at it with Sereno and Lowell st tuff. This isnt stuff i heard it sh*% i saw living in that cop infested city.

  22. Chinito

    Unfortunately not all Homies are “solid”, every Varrio has their f#@$k-ups, but as far as dissing and web banging , come on ese have some cletcha. I guess you really don’t know who’s schooling who!

  23. Chinito

    Saludos to all my A Town Bandidos y Bambinos… Sur Trece ki*lz !!!

  24. MALOE

    CHINITO ITS ALHAMBRA WTF IS THAT BS ATOWN WE AINT TINTOS….
    vALHAMBRA 13 SGV MALO*SLUGGER*DBOY*CHINITO*BIGBOY*SLOWS*

    • dopeman

      ay homie i stay in alhambra have been my whole right here on electric and never knew there was a varrio alhambra when you start up

  25. Chinito

    No sh*% Cabron !! Just stay ready

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