Artesia, California – Hispanic gangs

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The city of Artesia is located in the southeast portion of Los Angeles County. It’s known as one of the “Gateway Cities” bordering Orange County. It is surrounded on the west, south, and east sides by Cerritos, and Norwalk to the north. The city only has a total area of about 1.6 sq. miles. Artesia was named for the many flowing Artesian wells in the area, which made the village ideal for farming and agriculture. Today, one of the more familiar landmarks in the city is the Artesia Water Tower, which sits on top of an old artesian well.

According to the 2000 Census, Artesia’s population was 16,380. 44% of residents were White, 38% were Hispanic, 27% were Asian, and 3.6% were Black or African American. Surprisingly, there are a large number of Indian-owned stores and restaurants along Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia. Despite this concentration of Indian-owned businesses, Asian Indians made up only 4.6% of the population of Artesia.

Though Whites makes up the majority, 45.8% of residents are foreign born and 64.8% speak a language other than English in the home. Only 11.5% of individuals live below the poverty line, but the number of college graduates is 5.6% below the national average at 18.8%. High school graduates are 14% below the national average at 66%.

In 2008, Los Angeles TV news reporter, Chris Blatchford, published a book entitled The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of Boxer Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer, the story about an man that started off as an Arta gang member and risen to Mexican Mafia leader.

Hispanic gangs in Artesia

  1. Artesia or Varrio Arta

78 Comments for “Artesia, California – Hispanic gangs”

  1. im a former artesia gang member and leader, founder of the 190-s on south street and norwalk blvd also with ties to the mexican mafiafamily member boxer enriquez inlaw wrote book the redemption of boxer rene enriquez i was always wanted by lakewood police lived a violent and criminal life destroyed that city in many ways was known by the name spooky artesia 13 190s last arrest was 1979 barricaded in home on south street wanted for gang kidnap robbery auto theft ransom blankault surrounded by s wat looking at life without parole house on fire burnt to the ground by swat on fire still in house tryed to burn me alive payback time family members were told the want to ki*l me getting away with to much to slick got away with alot of crime.moved to orange county never looked back got out of prison in 1983 syarted doing drugs up yo no good wanted to do good just didnt no how in 1984 gave my life to jesus he set me free it change my life i never want to look back dont have to look over sholder running from bullets i thank god for victory outreach santa ana for being there for me .sorry city of artesia for destroying your community i was a slave to sin. sincerly yours roland guerrero fomer/ spooky artesia 13 190s

    • Gonzo

      Stop it you talkin too much for a OG

    • Roseanne H.

      God bless you for your testimony. Nothing is impossible with God. No weapon formed against you shall prosper…AMEN!

    • spooky i remember the house and the day the swat team came to you house my name was sadboy you probably remember me becuse i was the only black cholo in the the hood then i did get into a lot of troube but we are still alive by the grace of god i cant say i a was slave you and my baddio saved me from myself artesia baddio por vita

  2. HULK

    PURO ARTESIA RIFA

  3. […] on Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, a Mexican Mafia member that started out as a member of Varrio Arta gang in Artesia, Caifornia. He published the book, “The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and […]

  4. CFL

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  6. rat killa

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  7. SSCVALONDRAX13

    BIG BAD SOUTH SIDE COMPTONE VARRIO ALONDRAX13 BABYGANGSTERS…….A’s up homies……SSCVAX13BGS

  8. WALKERO

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  9. born and raised in this wonderfull city of ARTESIA hey im portuguese and play soccer for my city artesia all day baby boy

  10. Wonderful post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks!

  11. boxer snitch

    That foo boxer is snitch he’s from artesia an when he testified against his own homies that fartget was crying like a girl.

  12. lil.5150 Boy

    ARTAX3″190s ..f#@$k hEAD gIVERS!!

  13. CHIVAS ARTESIA 13 R

    f#@$k sidewack and the garras

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  14. BHGR13

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  16. 167 block

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    heAd Giver ki*ler
    V ChivAs X3
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  17. VHG13 SEine st rxt killx

    HaTE GanG OR DONT BanG
    187
    cHEESE EaTER
    cHaVaLaS
    SIDEWaLK
    and who ever else want some

  18. \|/SLIM\|/

    BIG BAD ES1TE3ES GANG f#@$k THE RATS & YOUR DEAD HOMIES TOO… CERRITOS SATANAS MIDGET LOCOS GANG ALL DAY EVERY DAY SOY SLIM f#@$k A RAT!!!

    • M

      Not even around get off the nutts we dem real MLS ARTA 13

    • U KNOW

      father greg must be proud!u talk like that & your girl from n@rwack!man thought u changed your life noel!atleast artesia is more solid & respected than u fake cerritos &lakewood wankstas!ratanas and sza are weak!u guys aint down to throw down!u aint nothing without your hommies or strap!GO DO THE PIPE DREAM!

  19. BG SHIPWRECC

    I dont like AMMONIA 13 MONEY GANG OR DONT BANG ES FLORENCE AVE CRIP SANTA FE MAFIA CRIP GANG

  20. VHx3GR LQTS.

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    puro VARRIO HaWaIIaN GaRDENS X3 GaNG
    HaTE GaNG or don’t banG

  21. Me

    Silly beaners. Stop trying to act tough and get back to taco bell and make me a f#@$kin burrito.
    You’re all filthy rats.

  22. SIIK SPON SANELOC "DOWN AZ FUCK SQUAD....."

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  23. 167

    f#@$k HAWAIIAN GARDENS f#@$k THE HEAD GIVERS AT TRACY AND AT ARTESIA!!

    C’s up !!

  24. mr.s

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  25. lee

    WEST SIDE VARRIO LNX 13 KLIKAS= PEE WEES(PWLS).DUKES.CYCOS.WINOS.NIGHT OWLS.TOKERS(TKS).JOKERS(JKS).BABY LOCOS.TINY LOCOS.
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