Hispanic gangs in the City of Los Angeles, California – Central area (Downtown, Mid Wilshire, Mid Town & Westlake areas)

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Hispanic Gangs in the City of Los Angeles (Central LA & Pico Union area)

pico-union-signThe Central area of Los Angeles is represented by Mid City, Pico Union, Westlake, Silverlake, Echo Park & the Downtown areas of the city, south of the 5 Freeway, east of Crenshaw Blvd, west of Alameda and north of the 10 Freeway.

Some of the gangs in this area go back to the early 1920s such as Temple Street and others formed in the late 1950s and 1960s such as 18th Street and Echo Park, while some of the El Salvadorean based gangs grew in the late 1970s and early 1980s such as Mara Salvatrucha and Crazy Riders.

Alpine Street, one of Los Angeles’ very early street gangs, which is now defunct, was formed in the Bunker Hill section near downtown Los Angeles 1890s.

  1. 5th & Hill
  2. Alpine Street – [defunct]
  3. Angelino Heights (AHTS)
  4. Aztlan – Western Locos(AZT) – Mid Wilshire area
  5. Barrio St. Andrews (BSA) – [defunct]
  6. Big Top Locos (BTLs)
  7. Bronson (BSE)
  8. Bunker Hill [defunct]
  9. Burlington Street Locos
  10. Clanton 14th Street – (1st Hood) – [defunct]
  11. Clanton 14th Street – (2nd Hood)
  12. Crazys (CYS)
  13. Crazy Riders (CRS)
  14. Diamond Street
  15. Dog Town Rifa (DTR) Dukes, Chicos) – One of the oldest if not the oldest street gang in Los Angeles
  16. Drifters (DFS), Bagos (BGS)
  17. Drifters (DFS), Pico Locos (PCLs)
  18. Easy Riders (ERS)
  19. Echo Park (ExP)
  20. 18th Street (Downtown LA), Broadway & 7th Street
  21. 18th Street (Mac Arthur Park area), Columbia Lil Cycos (CLCS)
  22. 18th Street (Shatto Park area), Shatto Park
  23. 18th Street (Pico-Union area, Original neighborhood), Pico Locos, Grand View Locos (GVLS), Hoover (HV) & Red Shield (RS)
  24. Harpys 5th Avenue
  25. Head Hunters
  26. La Loma [defunct]
  27. Lost Angels (LOAS)
  28. Mara Salvatrucha (MS), Rampart, Coronado – This is the original MS neighborhood
  29. Mara Salvatrucha (MS), BGS, ALS, TWS
  30. Montecito Heights
  31. Orphans (OPHS)
  32. Osiri Boys (OBS)
  33. Palo Verde [defunct]
  34. PlayBoys (PBS)
  35. Rockwood Street (RWST, RSL)
  36. Temple Street (TST)
  37. Tiny Insane Kriminals (TIK),
  38. Unos Sin Verguenza (USV)
  39. Varrio Bishops [defunct]
  40. Varrio Vista Rifa (VVR)
  41. Wanderers
  42. Witmer Street

34 active gangs

207 Comments for “Hispanic gangs in the City of Los Angeles, California – Central area (Downtown, Mid Wilshire, Mid Town & Westlake areas)”

  1. lorenzo martinez
    september 21, 2010

    this thursday september 16 2010 i came out of my second camp program. i was arrested monday december 14, 2009 for grandthef auto and blankult on police officer. on january 6,2010 i was convicted as juvinile. at the department 204 for a full term camp program (9 months). and i was happy i was back in. in the streets of west los angeles. is no joke!. im just happy im still alive. i been robed, shot at , and i have blankociated with drugs. i did alot of “work” for the “hood”… i was to the point i did’nt give a f#@$k about my life. all the important thing was my so called “homies” .who never wrote to me to not one letter nor came to my court dates when i went to trial. the only people who was their for me was the family.i missed them. this past christmas was the worst. i woke up about 6:30 to do my morning wash up at central juvinile hall unit M/N. went back to my room to wait for the bullsh*% blank breakfast… as i was waiting all the family memories came along a i notce tears coming down my cheeks. i let my family down. whom i live with. he has always been their for me . he always had atleast a taco on the table for the family. and thats the day i came to my sences . like i’ve been goin straight downt hill and i needed to get back up on my toes and change the f#@$ked up life i’ve been living … my perents migrated from mexico for a better life. and i seen my self in a cell.and i told myself this was not the life i wanted to live… i have a homie fighteen 25 to life for some thing he dont even remember doing… his fighting attempted murder..i write to him and his show his mother some love a go visit her once in a while.i have a heart but people dont see that all they see is the criminal record. the judge me as a f#@$kin delequence . and my advise to all the homies that put in work for the “hood”. sh*% aint rite. the system handing out time like candy. the system dont care about you all they want is the “money”. and we want that too thats why we do what we do…the best way to get to get the feria is by doing yo thing at school… my uncle always told when he seen me with the latest technology “your not going to get rich by steeling” . i ignored that. but now that i think about it his always been rite. all the things that the love ones tell you are true. they might be anoying after hearing the same sh*% every day . but they’ll just being real.

    any questions? concerns> hit me the cell phone number
    {213}984-7360
    This.be.me.213@gmail.com

    • S.S M3CK.C0UxTY FUK MARA EY SUR13 SUREN0S

      I DID MA TIME I KOMPLETE IT I WAZ BAILED OUT BEF0R3 ANY SH!T W3xt D0Wx FUK ALL U NORKAKAS n MIERDA SECAZ KUL3R00Z PUR000 SUUUURSide SURENOS EYY SH0UT0UT T0 THE RAZAAAAA M3XiCAx0z CHICAx0Z EYY T00 MY 3$T.L0S FUK U FAKETEEN n ALL U MIERDA SECAZ PUTOOOOOZ

    • @lorenzo martinez, I’m glad you came to your sinces because all of that hood vs hood, and Black Vs Brown ain’t nothing but a promise to die or the pen!!! You still have your youth, so make something of yourself, and make your family happy!!! We don’t own our hood’s, whitey want for us to ki*l one another so that they can come in and fix sh*% up for more whites to live !!! Stay cool!!! Not every black person is your enemy!!!

    • MARA GANG

      QUIT chickING!!!
      MY CARNALES ARE DOIN LIFE I DID 5 YEARS COUNTY TRANSFERD TO
      SAN QUENTIN DID HARD TIME ESE I WOULD RATHER B IN SOME f#@$kIN CAMO THEN IN
      f#@$kIN COUNTY STATE PRISONS AND sh*% WSxMSx13 LOS RAMPART LOCOS CLIQUE

  2. CFL

    Dats Firme ese i feel ur storia ese….pinche jura keno ese pero ke podemos aser si somos raza…

  3. Ghost

    All I gotta’ Say is World Wide MARA SALVATRUCHA!!

  4. puro mexicano

    f#@$k SALVACACA.drop da x3 u aint mexican,u levas.hate us cus wish upon a star dat u could b like us.

    • TrueFact_411

      WISH UPON A STAR??..LOL!! YOU HERE THIS foo EEWWW GAY blank FOO’ SHUT THE f#@$k UP YOUR BREATH SMELLS LIKE BABIES..LOL!!

    • MARA GANG

      SHUT THE f#@$k UP HOMIE TELL ME WHY YOUR chick blank RAZA OF MEXICACAS
      ARE IN MA HOOD chick blank MEXICULO PIECE OF sh*% MARA RUN EVERYTHING
      MOTHAf#@$kER WE EVEN PUT WORK WIT THE CARTELS YOU STUPID LITTLE KID JUST
      SHUT THE f#@$k UP WS.MS.13.X PARK VIEW LOCOS CLIQUE

      • Ahm

        R.i.p to rooster of 07 if you really a guanako you should know who he is

      • westboy

        f#@$k mierdas westside wanderersx3 gang oceanview st lokos chick

      • SALVI

        Ey que ondas loco… Como podemos hablar fuera de esta cosa tengo unas preguntas…

      • 18st HGS

        SHUT YOUR STUPID, YOU DIDNT PUT IN WORK IN ANY CARTEL SO DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO BE DISAPOINTED.

        • TrueFact_411

          SHUT YOUR chick blank UP FOO’ I HEAD HUNT YOUR STREETS YOU FOO’S AINT EVEN OUT YOU CANT SAY sh*% SCARY blank FAKETEEN ALL YOU FOO’ ARE SHOTOUT AND WASHED UP STAYING IN THE HOUSE ALL SCARED SHUT THE f#@$k UP!!

        • VARRIO SURx13 BCLS

          f#@$k munkee sh*% homie !! nd faketeen !!!
          BIGG BADDAS VARRIO SUR 13 GANG BCLS CLICK CONTROLANDO Y RIFANDO
          f#@$k DA ENEMIGAS …. RUN UP OR SHUTTUP !! CAILE 2 DA HOOD 43 ND AVALON

      • puro mexicano

        @ mara gang,1st uv all i aint ur homie,i dont hang around lower clblank people.soy 100% mexicno.dats 1st clblank raza.were n ur hood cuzz were tak n over it and ur lame blank raza is to scared to do n e ding about it.u put n work fo da cartel,were smart raza,y do da durty work when we can pay cub change to sume salvacaca and have him risk hiz life and freedome.and f u want me to stay quiet.do some ding about it leva.f#@$k park view gay guys…………MEXICANOS 1st CLblank RAZA.STAY OFF MY DONKY d#$k chick.

        • mara gang org.

          1st clblank wtf homie you foo’s are dirt homie sh*% mexicacas sh*% putos f#@$k your raza chick blank
          dialected indios!! you foo’s are a bunch of foo’s that think they got clblank man look at your corrupted blank country sh*% probably even worst then mine’s thats why they did all that reform cause of you infested blank roaches peace’s of sh*% i have firme respect for the messycan’s putting work but f#@$k your type of mexicaca
          your just a broke blank midgite beaner ese i rather be a serote then a mexicaca roach lookin indian oaxacaca nopalero fake blank chick!! mark!!

        • CFL

          atleast we got light chick and we dont get fckn floods everyyear chick!!!!! n if it wasnt for us perro u wudnt b here pinche mierda seka meko seko or what ever ur gay sh*% is called…..alratos

  5. OSO.G

    WS.VARRIO.SALITRE.RIFA.X3

    • mr raton ahts x3 ls rifa!!!!

      f#@$k THIS SORRY blank DEAD blank HOOD WHERE U AT SINCE THEY TORE DOWN YOUR HOOD HAHAHA chickES U DONT EXIST!! VARRIO AHTS X3 LOCOS WS LOS!!!!! ANGELINO HTS!!!!!!!!!! SURENOS 13!!!

      • ese squiggy

        I’M NOT A GANGSTER BUT GREW UP WITH ALOT OF VATOS. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT THAT TORE DOWN HOOD NEVER BELONGED TO THESE VATOS. THAT WAS v.ALPINE ST. gang right up until the mid-nighties!!! HISTORY LESSON

      • BIG SNAPPER LOKOTE

        BEST CHECK WHO YOU DISSIN’ WE STILL KNOW YOUR OG’S AND YOU AINT EVEN ACTIVE ANYMORE IF ANYTHING NO ONE EVEN HEARS ABOUT YOU ANYMORE AND WE THE ONES THAT HAVE TO MAKE IT CRACK AT THE SAME SPOT AND MANY MANY MORE

        • mr raton ahts x3 ls rifa!!!!

          im dissin because i know what i talk about , i can give a f#@$k what og’s u know from the hood were the ones active motherf#@$ker and go to the heights and c if u dont c homies posted .. lcm aint around because they got into OchickeS crew f#@$k your dead hood!!!this AHTS for life chick cant no hood take our spot even at its worst … we still there !!!!!

  6. mexican klan13 f#@$k mokey sh*% foo

  7. f#@$k EVERY HOOD HERE PURO VARRRIO NUEVO ESTRADA GANG

    • Ronald

      I spent almost my whole life in prison due to minor sex offenses, possession of meth, and got railroaded on a burglary. I’m not affiliated. I AGREE WITH YOUR STATEMENT 100%. Wish I was younger so I can hang out. Might drop by looking for women and stress (medicinal is too$$$). #est of luck to all of you.

    • CFL

      f#@$k DAT SHT TOO

  8. WEST SIDE CRAZYS GANG CYS13 RIFA f#@$k MECHO PARK,TAMPONS,LEMONS,sh*%LAKE,AND NOODLES PURO CRAZYS CYS CYS CYS CYS MAYBERRY DEADEND KLICK f#@$k ALL ENEMIGAS WS.CYS13 BLAST BOY….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. BstKILLER

    VARIIO.BROWN PRIDE SURENOS TRECEC GANG TERMITES CLICK 818 WEST VALLE SFKV .FUKA BURRO BK CPK BST FK MS 18K MR GRILLO

    • L.A.s Finest.

      I NEVER EVEN HEARD OF BROWN PRIDE SURENOS TRECE. AND I’VE BEEN DOING TIME SINCE I WAS 12..LOL! FAKE blank LITTLE HOODS

    • northridge's finest Bryantero!!

      CALLE BRYANT ST GANG
      CITY OF NORTHRIDGE f#@$k ALL
      BEAN PIESK CAGONASK SEDASK nsFAKETEENK QYOUNG chickESK
      ANYBODY ki*lahH!!!

  10. BstKILLER

    Bps13fuk crayolas

  11. f#@$k BEAN PIES U FOOS ARE LAME…WESTSIDE LOS CRAZYSX3 MY HOMIES IN DA WEST VALLEY SMASH ON YOU LAMES!!!!!!WESTSIDE CYS GANG ONLY MAYBERRY ST KLICK …WEST VALLEY CRAZYS13 DBS KLICK DIABLOS

  12. f#@$k CRAZYS LAME blank HOOD SERIO DEAD SORRY blank sh*%!!
    VNE GANG f#@$k THE REST

  13. MEXICLAN DATS TAK N OVA THA LAND

    mexicanoz r da craziest.first clazz raza putoz,no se cabronen,f u aint MEXICANO ur chick azz aint sh*%.f#@$k guys,crackers,salvacaca u know who u r chickes……puro SICK.MADE.MEXICANOS.ORGULLO MEXICANO….

    • CFL

      SIMON ESE FCK DA REST WE KEEP IT REAL

      • L.A.s Finest.

        YOUR HOOD IN ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION YOUR HOMIES GET ki*lED BY CRACK HEADS AND YOU GOT HOMIES SNITCHING IN COURT RIGHT NOW. ENOUGH SAID! YOU LUCKY I DON’T TELL THE HOMIES FROM MS YOUR HOOD IS UP FOR GRABS..LOL!

    • That’s why you dumb mother f#@$ker’s keep leaving your country!!! Dumb a$$!!!!

      • Sick.Made.Mexicans.Power.

        we leave r country cuz we ganna take ova u.s.a.den will have two countries.stupied…its not my fault ur retarted,its ya mam fault fo smokin crack…………sick made mexican pride.mr. troublemaker.f#@$k n sh*% up putos.please b leave it pito face……………..i understand y u hate on da mexican…….

        • L.A.s Finest.

          THAT FOO’ SAID “PLEASE B LEAVE IT PITO FACE”..HAHA!! f#@$kIN’ PAISA!! f#@$k MEXICANS!! SALVADORANS ARE TOO VIOLENT FOR YOU TO HANDLE f#@$kIN’ guy WANNABE blank MEXIsh*%!!

  14. EL MERO MERO

    FREE L YOUNGSTER FLADO FLAME NECIO PERIKIN CATRACHO MONITO CASPER P WEE

  15. EL MERO MERO

    5TH HILL ST GANG RIFA FREE THE HOMIES

  16. TrueFact_411

    SHUT THE f#@$k UP YOU f#@$kIN’ PAISAS DONT NOBODY WANT TO BE NO KIND OF MEXIsh*% DOGG MEXIsh*% chickES LOOOOOVVEE MY SALVI d#$k FOO’..HAHAHA!! THEY TELL ME EVERY SINGLE TIME!! HATE ON THAT!! SALVADORAN PRIDE AND THEIRS HELLA’ SALVADORANS IN THE MEXIsh*% MAFIA IF THEY SAW THAT THEY COULDNT DO WITHOUT US THEN CLEAN YOUR EYES YOU BLIND chick I KNOW MEXIsh*% FOO’S THAT BE TRYING TO TALK LIKE US..LOL!! SHUT THE f#@$k UP CHUNTIE blank MEXIsh*% BIG WORLD WIDE MS ON MINE!! SMALL d#$k foo!!..HAHAHAHAAA!!!

    • CFL

      SHUT YO fartNAKO blank UP chick DISSN MY RAZA SHT MOTHAFCK U chick AND YO WHOLE FCKN COUNTRY CALLN US PAISAS chick….buT WHO R DA chickES DAT CALL US UP WHEN THEY HAVE BIEF WT THE TINTOS?????US chick!!!! U fartNAKOS CALL DA RAZA UP TO BACK UP U chickES CUZ U chickES AINT ABOUT SHT!!!! WE MIGHT NT HAVE TAKAS ALL OVER OUR FACES chickES PERO WE HAVE CORAZON Y WEBOS SUMN U chickES DNT HAVE…..ALRATOZ

      • PICO-UNION

        YOUR HOOD IN ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION YOUR HOMIES GET ki*lED BY CRACK HEADS AND YOU GOT HOMIES SNITCHING IN COURT RIGHT NOW. ENOUGH SAID! YOU LUCKY I DON’T TELL THE HOMIES FROM MS YOUR HOOD IS UP FOR GRABS..LOL!

    • Sick.Made.Mexicans.Power.

      truefartg noth n but lies and mecos comes out ur moud.i wish mara verga would try to talk sh*% to la eme.no mexicano iz try n talk like u.we got r own style uv do n dings.i understand y u hate on us.cuz were some ding u cant b.u need ta stop lie n to ur self about how coo ms 13 iz cuz itz not.lol.f#@$k ur lame homo,tranvest,mara caca gang.f#@$k ur dead fartget azz homies……..mexican too da fullest.hate on it cuzz u aint part uv it.

      • L.A.s Finest

        LITTLE POINTY BOOTS WEARING blank LITTLE MEXIsh*% f#@$k LOOK AT THE TIME!!! YOU LATE FOR YOU ESL CLblank..HAHAHAA!!

      • L.A.s Finest.

        MARA VERGA..LOL! MAN SHUT THE f#@$k UP YOU LITTLE OAXACAN..LOL! LITTLE PAISA!!… LEARN HOW TO SPEAKING IN INLEESH FIRST..LOL!!CHUNT!!

  17. TrueFact_411

    LA MARA QUE? CONTROLLA!! eMe eSe SOLO CRESE!! WISH YOU HAD THAT BLUE ON THAT UGLY blank PAISA blank MEXIsh*% FLAG!! HAHAHAAA!! BLUE BLOODED!! THE TRUE BLUE!! SALVADORAN PRIDE!!

    • VARRIO SURx13 BCLS

      f#@$k mierda seca !!! ms ki*lah all day evryday homie
      BIG BADDAS VARRIO SOUTH CENTRAL SURENO GANG 13 .. BCLS CLICKA ,,,,
      f#@$k 18st, ms, latin kings , vatos locos, border boys, 38st, 36st, maravilla, norputos,
      ebk, sr, rockwood, white fence, nd all da other enemigas !!!
      caile 2 da hood SOUTH CENTRAL 43 nd avalon

    • CFL

      SHUT YO fartNAKO blank UP chick B4 I REGULATE YO blank!!! PURO CFL CONTOLA ESE CAILA ALA CIENEGA HEIGHTS AND YOULL SEE WHATS UP chick!!!! PURO MEXICAN PRIDE ESE FCK DA REST!!!!…..ALRATOS

      • L.A.s Finest.

        WHAT!! SHUT YOUR NO HOOD HAVING blank UP FOO’ DON’T YOU GOT HOMIES SNITCHIN IN COURT AS WE SPEAK!!..LOL! SHUT YOUR chick blank UP FOO’ f#@$kIN’ LIL blank SNITCH HOOD HOW’S YOUR HOOD GONNA’ BE GETTING TOOK OUT BY CRACKHEAD MEXIsh*%S..LOL!!! ONE DEAD blank HOOD GETTING TOOK OUT BY ANOTHER LIL blank TAGGER HOOD..LOL!!!

    • Sick.Made.Mexicans.Power.

      u can keep dat blue color on ur gay blank flag.only homos love dat salvacaca flag.u need to stop hate n on da coo mexican people.u f#@$k n outkast.

      • L.A.s Finest

        LEARN HOW TO SPELL YOU LITTLE PAISA NOONE CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK YOU NEED TO GO TO MacArthur PARK AND GET A MICA FROM THE MSes HAHA!! YEAH THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE STRAIGHT OUTCASTS CAUSE ONLY DEAD FICSH GO WITH THE FLOW foo!! f#@$k MEXISGITS.

  18. mr raton ahts x3 ls rifa!!!!

    VARRIO ANGELINO HEIGHTS X3 FROM SACRAMENTO TO L.A. AND ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BAY WHATS UP TO ALL MY HOMIES IN LOS ANGELES WEST SIDE A’HTS LLS CLICKA RASCAL,MORRO,GRUMPY,DANGER,KOAL,CLEVER,EAZY,DANNY BOY,CONEJO,PELON, STAY ACTIVE HOMEBOYS, f#@$k MEKAS,DIAPERS,ORCHATAS,LAMES AND EVRY HOOD BEEFING IT WITH US!! ANGELINO HEIGHTS TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF chick!!

  19. Ese Terror

    ~SOUTH~CENTRAL~VARRIO~USV~X111~UNOS~SIN~VERGUENSAS~GANG~56th~ST.LOKOS~CLICK~

    muthaf#@$k all my enemigasK

  20. CFL

    PURO 310 WEST!!!!

  21. G

    Im sitting here reading these linas and laughing my blank off. To the homie who said his brothers are doing life and he did 5 years. Im 56, from San Jo Califas and will always be down with my people, por vida. Try doing 27yrs for murder when your 17 yrs old like I did and still stay down with the raza. To the Salvadoiansm dont bother us and we wont bother you, For the homies calling themself OG;s…you dont even know what an OG is until your 50something been there and done that…robbing a store, slinging dope, shooting someone or taking someones life dont make you an OG…an OG is down for his people FOR LIFE ! no matter what he has their backm been thru it all and seen it all and can still live to be a great grandfather and talk about it…not some punk who thinks its cool to act dress and play the part…take it from this original gangsta, maybe I wasnt smart enough to stay out but I stayed up and now even working like a normal person and staying out of the pinta I am still down for all my homies. BTW if you think San Quen in hard time…its nothing compared to Pelican Bay where you have to ki*l to stay alive or PC up…in my case I was lucky I only did time for one murder.

    • orale

      That’s wussup carnal. All these little snott nose kids and old blank kids know nothing about being OG or respectable gangsta. All I hear is chihuahuas barking f#@$k this hood f#@$k that hood but not really saying a damn thang. You little babobos are making your hoods look distasteful. Rep your hood but rep it proper. Just because you cause mayhem don’t mean you are a real gangsta. We all have enemies, but its how you conduct yourself in this lifestyle that will even make your enemies respect you. Take that to the bank…..WeSt MoTha f#@$kIn LoS 213

  22. italian federalz

    bleedin suckaz

  23. italian federalz

    slap you wit my gatz

  24. italian federalz

    8million wannabeez

  25. italian federalz

    nobody dies

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