Clanton 14th Street – 1st Hood Westside

Clanton 14th Street – 1st Hood

Clanton 14th Street is among one of the oldest Hispanic gangs in Los Angeles, beginning during the early 1920s. It’s early history would not be characterized as a street gang in the modern sense of the term, but by the 1950s, members were self identifying as gang members. The neighborhood was named for an east-west street, Clanton, that undergone a name change to 14th Street during the 1940s, hence the term, Clanton 14th Street.

In the first Westside Clanton barrio in the Pico-Union area near 18th Street, new members attempted to start a click called Clanton 18th Street, which most members rejected, creating a division between Clanton 14 members on the Westside and the original Clanton neighborhood on the Eastside with those wanting to create Clanton 18. Rather than dropping the 18, these new members decided to drop Clanton, becoming a separate identity; 18th Street in 1959.

As a result of this split, 18th Street began to spread its influence in the Pico-Union area, and by the late 1970s, Clanton had lost half of its 1st westside neighborhood and by the 1980s, gang members were looking to join new neighborhoods and as Clanton was slowly disappearing from the Pico-Union area.

During the 1970s, the apartment on 11th Street and Albany was a Clanton hangout commonly referred to as the White House.

Today, the old Clanton neighborhood is occupied by two different 18th Street neighborhoods, Burlington Street Locos, Crazy Riders, The Orphans, Witmer Street, Rockwood and Wanderers. Even though the first hood of Clanton is now defunct, there are several veteranos still around from this old neighborhood.

The clicks from this neighborhood include the Midgets and Pico Union Dukes.

Clanton 4th hood in North Hollywood and Clanton Eastside hood of South Los Angeles still remain active.


Other Clanton neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Eastside Clanton 14th Street: in the area from 14th Place and Central south to Santa Barbara Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)
Clanton 14th Street 2nd Hood: in the Mid City section of Los Angeles along Western Ave between Pico & 3rd Street.
Clanton 14th Street 3rd Hood: in Hollywood around Normandie & Melrose
Clanton 14th Street 4th Hood: in the North Hollywood area in the San Fernando Valley


Westside Clanton 1st Hood deceased members

  1. Rudy “Big Chino”
  2. Big Country
  3. Big Dragon
  4. Ernie “Gato” Guillen ( – July 5, 2010)
  5. Jap ( – 2006)
  6. Jimmy “Lobo” Palacios ( – 2009)
  7. Big Lucky
  8. La Negra

43 Comments for “Clanton 14th Street – 1st Hood Westside”

  1. Kenny Jimenez

    My uncle Joe Jimenez was a Clanton St. member from the original neighborhood.. My aunt Orti still keeps in touch with some of the people from there and she told me that they still have neighborhood dances. It would be nice to hear from anybody that remembers my uncle.

    • LIL NETO

      ay u pendejo..can i knw were u live??? u mite as well tell me since u burning yo self out

    • Joseph

      To clarify, Clanton Street is now called 14th Place. That’s the corner his family lived on. It really sucks that the entire area now is all commercial buildings. It would’ve been cool to see the neighborhood they grew up in.

    • Joseph

      Kenny, my grandfather was a Clanton Street member. His family lived in the heart of the neighborhood, if I remember correctly from all the stories we were told growing up about those days, his family lived at the corner of 14th and Paloma Street. Regardless of the house’s location, everyone pretty much knew everyone back in those days. At least I can say that about my grandfather.

      I remember him taking me to the Clanton dances in the 70’s and went to a few in the 80’s and 90’s. Having gone to all those dances, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that I’ve been introduced to your family, or to hear that my grandfather knows your uncle, and/or people that directly know him. Including your aunt Orti.

      I’ll share this with my grandfather and get back to you. I’ll also ask when the next dance is. I’m sure he’d like for his great-grandchildren to check it out.

  2. bbyboy

    my toi bago 4rm da eastside still around kepping it G NOW im from clanton gang

  3. 4CUATRO UNERO1

    CALSONES!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Joseph

    To clarify, Clanton Street is now called 14th Place. That’s the corner his family lived on. It really sucks that the entire area now is all commercial buildings. It would’ve been cool to see the neighborhood they grew up in.

  5. jrmx3

    FUK CALSONES VARRIO JRMAFIA GANG CX4KILLA

  6. CLANTONERO

    THE EAST SIDE IS NOT THE 5TH HOOD ….THE EAST SIDE IS THE ORIGINAL BARRIO …THE PICO UNION IS THE “WEST SIDES” FIRST HOOD AS THEY LATER BECAME CHAPTERS IN CLANTONS HISTORY.

    • CDS

      If clanton takes back there weside hood I”ll have respect for them but it will never happen cus 18st took over pico union but yeah that will be cool but I still respect there easide hood cus they got many hits but they still fight back they don’t give up.

      • faketeen killa

        I was incorcoran 4B2R with my homeboy bigDragon from the first.Im from the es CLANTON, and asked him why didn’t the hood flourish in the WS.? He specifically stated” We don’t get in people who don’t talk English.And the war in el fuccen Salvador fucced up our requiorting efforts. Short story if you cannot talk English you are from 18st. Or play boys. Not from CLANTON. And pico union area is pradomatlycerotes. 18st. Concist of 80% cerrotes &20% blacks. Ur a disgrace. Fucc 18st. Even in the pin you fools are ostriside. There’s a ws car. And then there’s a ws 18 car. Your like 36st.in the es you fools don’t count.

      • airbornejumper

        alot of the clantoneros & clantoneras of pico/union, they would be about in their late fifties on to their 60’s to this day,alot of them just got older and fadded away,life is short, we just got to enjoy what’s left of this vida, c14 will never return to to this area ever again,it’s too overpopulated,who’d want to live here? it’s not what it used to be..

  7. i just dont get tht why the fuck they killin kids just sayn

  8. MTY.MOUSE 1st.w/sCLANTON varrio FOURTEEN street DUKES

    CLANTON IS A PART OF HISTORY AND ALOT OF THESE NEW VITAMIN WATER GENERATION POOTBUTTS ARE NOT EVEN A SPECK IN OUR SHADOW SO INSTEAD OF HATING JUST REALIZE !!!!!! ..CLANTON..

    • Dreamer es CXIVst.

      Mighty M. How many times we put them fools to rest.Big Dreamer VC14st. I miss you home town big TOSS fool C14

    • dodger

      Mightymouse dont talk too much shit remember the lil homie capone from BLACKDIAMONDS put the iron to your maceta and you broke that shit down on the berendo dead end.fucking lame !!!

    • LIL STRANGER

      COME ON HOMES FUCK CLASONES THEY AINT NADA! V. LA MIRADALS

  9. ROCKWOOD STREETER

    Fucking dead, non-active hood. Melsrose and Kingsley is dead! Venice and Western is dead! You fools are extinct and got no youngsters.

    You wanna see their hood, go watch the movie “I Am Legend.” Extinct hood… ha ha ha.

    Bluuurw…

    Calle Rockwood 213

    • LIL STRANGER

      FUCK A COCKWOOD AINT NADA! V. LA MIRADA LS Y QUE!

      • CDS

        Stfup homie you ain’t from la mirada cus your hood ain’t on that area so stfup and quick false claimimg bitch ass net banger!

      • C14 Vet

        41ST YOU LAMES ARE WACK, JRMAFIA YOU GUYS AINT 13 ANYMORE SO STFU YOU BUSTER FOOLS, COCKWOOD LEARN TO RESPECT A REAL FKEN VARRIO WITH CLASS. LA MIRADA FULL OF ROTTEN TOSTADAS.

        JUST KEEP IT REAL ESE YOU CAN’T BE CLANTON STREET AND NEVER WILL WE BEEN AROUND FOR 100 YEARS AND YOU LAMES THINK YOU GOT SHIT ON US HAHA OUR HOODS ARE NOT DEAD WE SPREAD AROUND THE STATES AND GOT NEW CHAPTERS NEW AND BETTER AREAS FOR BUSINESS. GET WITH THE BUSINESS PERROS.

  10. lil girl

    wow..the picture of the clanton with R.I.P tripper was in memory of my little brother Nazario “Jr” ..he was from the 1st hood…lived from Dec1980-June 2007..a short life n left two small children at the time..doing what he did best, defending a younger brother of a hommie..he lost his life for a varrio that still thrives..my father, Flace from the 1st hood aslo “Nazario” died on feb 2010 because of the loss of my brother..he also ast his old age ran the streets…i can still remeber as a child hanging out on trinity n 30th at frankies house every weekend with my mom n dad n the other vets partying the weekened away..at times the party was at, now closed, behind the wine factory, a little picnic area..lol…or on 32nd at Big Red house…Good times, but because back then when it was “on n popping” they would run out to the streets n a purrooooo putasos…some would come back all mest up n some would win…but the point is that they would live to see another day to do it again..a “REAL MANS” ways..now at days Fags r quick to pull a trigger because they “KNOW” they wont last toe to toe…i will not play the part that i did not run the streets also…i have the tats to prove who n what i am…a CLANTONERA de primera..n do i get hit up at my old age still…yup…do i mind..no..it is what it is n will be what it will be…i love my hood for what it made me…a stronge woman that runs n owns her own business..n i LOVE to see high end people with money that mommy n daddy left them eat, shop,live,hang out n drive the same things i have…i LOVE to see their faces when i walk in the room with my arms,legs,back full of tats n the varrio written on me for the whole world to see n r shocked,shocked to see n hear that this 2nd gen high school drop out married at 18 tatted up looks ghetto as hell girl can have a same level converstion n the same things they do..n i thank MY hood for all of this, because it made me want to prove to retarded ass people that just because u r ghetto doesnt mean ur stupid…n most people tend to forget that stay stuck in the neg..but the hood has also done me durty..n not by ANY means do i dis it but because it has taken the two most important MEN in my life whom also like me was doing good..but like me still, i go back to the hood, kick it, go crazy, not knowing if that one night of crazyness will be my last since most haters are to chicken shit to really handle thier business like men n need a peace of steal to do it..with this all said, i guess my point is that regardless if u fag ass hating varrios talk alllllll ur masa, I AM PROOF that MY VARRIO even thru that hard times,drama, bulshit IS BETTER..N i make my money the CLEAN WAY..so i dont have to worry about them picking up MY LAND ROVERS N 700 BMW when shit hits the fan…keep hating chavalitas…this hood still out shines urs… ;p

    • kidd

      Your insight is valued and appreciated. Its good to hear a positive outlook with an unmistakable feel of genuineness. My names Kidd, and if ever i could touch base with you id like to meet you at your convenience. I talk with a few scattered vets from the fourth and third, and its always an honor to get a sense of value when i can shake the hand of those who set roots to this culture ive embraced since i actually WAS a kidd. If i never do touch base wit you, pues te mando saludo. CLANTON GANG

  11. Duende(608)

    Clanton prifa form the 213 to the 608 to the 414

  12. eighteen street gang

    funny thing is the first click of eighteen street was called the midgets ( rocky glover, mark glover, cowboy, chat loco, Hershey, etce etc ) than the second click the pee wee locos, u never hear about these clicks anymore. as the 60’s and 70’s came to an end they formed into newer clicks

    • airbornejumper

      did you know the other Rocky from 18 ? he drowned in san dimas lake in 1968,his buddy was Dopey “ray” hershey,satch, forgot alot of the names, this was back in the 60’s I remember alot of w/s 18 streeters and alot of w/s clantoneros My self,I was into the Chicano movement, Raza unida but went through jr.high and high school with the whole bunch.very few of those ppl around anymore, some of them went to Vietnam..

  13. airbornejumper

    hardly any one from w/s Clanton & w/s, 18th st. ,1960’s – 70’s Era is still around, Time marches on !

  14. airbornejumper

    what ever happened to Mama China ? does anybody know ?? she was a w/s Clanton gang mom. circa 1960s-70s

  15. bobo echo park

    what ever happen to la lonely tiny nena osita and to snoopy lil man choco negro negrito soupy chief beaver snake chito big alfred louie and last but not least mama china

  16. VARRIO NUEVO ESTRADA X3 GANG

    Fuck calsones I beat the shit out of you lames all the time in EAST l.a fools cant even fight lame asses VNE GANG

  17. LA MUGZY

    WELL CLANTON 14 IS THE BIGGEST GANG AND 18 STREET WAS THE HOLLYWOOD CLICK

  18. VARRIO NUEVO ESTRADA X3 GANG

    LA MUGZY IF THAT REALLY HAPPEN TELL ME WHERE DID YOU GET THEM UP AT? WHAT STREET? OR WHERE AT? CAUSE IM SURE WE DON’T HAVE RANKERS IN MY HOOD WERE NOT KNOWN FOR THAT MATTER OF FACT I KNOW SOME OF UR HOMIES THAT KNOW ME THAT RANK IT ON ME TO I COULD NAME THEM IF YOU WANT YOU FOOLS ARE BITCHES AND YOUR HOMEGIRLS ARE HOODRATAS I WAS DATING UR HOMEGIRL PLAYFUL THAT BITCH A HOE FUCK CALSONES THIS WACKY FROM EASTSIDE VNE 3CE GANG TINY LOCOS WASSUP LAMES

  19. VARRIO NUEVO ESTRADA X3 GANG

    LA MUGZY IF THAT REALLY HAPPEN TELL ME WHERE DID YOU GET THEM UP AT? WHAT STREET? OR WHERE AT? CAUSE IM SURE WE DON’T HAVE RANKERS IN MY HOOD WERE NOT KNOWN FOR THAT MATTER OF FACT I KNOW SOME OF UR HOMIES THAT KNOW ME THAT RANK IT ON ME TO I COULD NAME THEM IF YOU WANT YOU FOOLS ARE BITCHES AND YOUR HOMEGIRLS ARE HOODRATAS I WAS DATING UR HOMEGIRL PLAYFUL THAT BITCH A HOE FUCK CALSONES THIS WACKY FROM EASTSIDE VNE 3CE GANG TINY LOCOS WASSUP LAMES

  20. ES CLANTON 14ST JKS

    FUCK ALL MY ENEMIGAS AND FUCK THIS ENCHILADA
    CAN’T FUCK WITH THE BIG BAD VARRIO CLANTON 14ST GANG NUMBER 1 ESE

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