Rockwood Street (RWST) Locos in the Westlake area of Central Los Angeles

Rockwood Street Locos (RWST, RSL, RSLCS) are a predominately Hispanic street gang located in the Westlake area of Central Los Angeles west of Downtown Los Angeles. They are known as Westside Rockwood Street (RWST) and Westside Rockwood Locos (RSL) and have no connection to the Eastside Rockwood street gang in East Los Angeles. They often write 213, the area code for central Los Angeles, in their name (W/S RWST213).

Rockwood was a club during the late 1970s and they once played football against nearby communities. During the 1980s as the Rockwood Locos, youth from this neighborhood were involved in the graffiti art scene and wrote graffiti at the former Belmont Tunnel graffiti wall at Lucas Ave & Beverly Blvd near their neighborhood where the Belmont Station Apartments now stand.

During this period, there were no tensions between 18th Street and the Rockwood Locos, and the Colombia Lil Cycos from 18th Street eventually welcomed Rockwood to become a click of their gang. Rockwood decided to maintain their own identity and eventually a rivalry developed with 18th Street Columbia Lil Cycos located to north west of their territory.

RSL has the following clicks; Westmorelands (WMLDS, WMLS), Krazy Town (KTO), Hartford Dukes, Lil Cycos, Pequenos (PQS), Downones, Sixth & Union Gangstas (SUGs) and Earth Dogs.

They remain one of the most active graffiti writers in the area because of their early graffiti history, often writing large colorful placas.

Rockwood Street gang graffiti, near 524 S Union, Los Angeles, March 23, 2012

Rockwood Street gang graffiti, near 524 S Union, Los Angeles, March 12, 2012

In January 2012, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich filed three nuisance abatement civil lawsuits against the owners of three apartment buildings located at 311 Witmer Street, 325 Witmer Street and 1630 W. Third Street. All three buildings are located within the territory of Rockwood and the owners were charged with allowing gang members to sell narcotics and loiter at the buildings, even though some of the gang members were residents.

According to the LAPD, there have been 7 drug arrests or under cover drug purchases since 2003 at the apartment building at 325 Witmer Street, which is being described as one of the “most notorious” hangouts. In nine-years the LAPD made a total of 18 gang-related arrests at this building that resulted in the recovery of 4 weapons. No information is known regarding how many of the arrests resulted in convictions, but with an average of two arrests per year, the City if characterizing this location as “notorious.”

325 Witmer, Los Angeles, California

325 Witmer, Los Angeles, California

The second building at 311 Witmer Street is considered a gang hangout of Rockwood, although several of them live in the building with their families. They are accused of selling drugs and since 2007, there were ten gang or drug related arrests or incidents at this property. In four years, just a few arrests and “incidents” of which the number of convictions are unknown was enough for the owners of this building to get sued.

311 Witmer Street, Los Angeles, California

311 Witmer Street, Los Angeles, California

The lawsuits against the owners request that they reside at their properties, pay a $25,000.00 fine and implement strict managerial changes and physical improvements to end what the City is calling “the gang’s control of the properties.” Gang injunctions are actually designed to prevent the type of loitering that Rockwood members are accused of, and coincidentally, a gang injunction was filed against this gang in 2005 and granted by Judge Morris Jones.

Rockwood gang graffiti, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

Rockwood gang graffiti, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

187 Comments for “Rockwood Street (RWST) Locos in the Westlake area of Central Los Angeles”

  1. Sabrina

    daum that pink building is my aunts house and 3 out of those 18 gangsters wher my cousins

  2. PLAY WIT NO DELAY!!!

    WS ARCADIANS WS ARC ST 13 ESES DROWS NOMAS MARYLAND ST DUKES ROLLDOGGS CLICK POSTED WIT THE HOMIE CLUMS N CHILD COME SEE US ON THE THIRD SIDE WITH THAT GUN PLAY!!!

    • Robert76

      Was down with ARC when they taggers cool cats, RIP TO ROTER AND TESLER

      • Playwithnodelay

        Gracias g whats ur name im drowsy u welcome anytime to tha 3rd side lucas n maryland where it all pops off

        • Robert

          Knew most of them from Belmont, lived on 3rd and loma, TES RIP vibes and cop were the homies, miss those days also the fools from VTC and KTO were koo, tagged SKEEM from KOS

    • RWSTxHFD

      f#@$k ARCACAS ! DEAD blank VARRIO !

      • dont tripas hotboy steamywalk

        Thats our hoodWe been kicked u foos out lollipopwood is dead tell t boy to be trucha straight up cus we running the Westside day n night that 3rd side goan make that blank clap Chopin u foos up we ready always recruiting criminals watch out cus we creepin makin u start crawling

      • hfd

        True but arcadia smashed on us good this is necio from Kto
        U can leave the gang believe in ur self im pc up in the calles no one can tell nothing if they do ama snitch cus im a chick and a big quer quifing vagina that has no dad n f#@$ks his mom for fun enjoys watching gay porn n finger my f#@$king dirty lil kinky dark muddy hefty cave of an aswhole n i enjoy smellin mybbrothers syenchy sausage fingers when he bangs my tites rough n tough bye soy gay touch me i will like it like a joto ayy

    • 79

      MARYLAND IS OURS!

  3. 272

    nah u foos dead along time ago f#@$k all u booty f#@$ked tweekers i love to see u foos run u foos aint sh*% when u alone haha recruitin lil chick blank lames haha
    a gang or dont bang u foos dead n u foos didnt kick ma homies out they just got caught up for puttin work on ur chick blank homies haha marylandia all day come out n post up so we can smoke u haha n quit net bangin n callin da homies pad makin false threats nuthin but lames haha loosing ur hood haha everyone nows haha old blank lames thas why dia keep smashin u chickes f#@$k lollipopwood

    • Blaze It 420

      I’m not from ROCKWOOD gang. I live in their hood, their hella cool. I trip out sumtimez alot of these dudes got mad talent they could go on and make a real difference for the better of RW future from art to hip-hop. They’re REPTABLE in tha 213, of corse you will always have non-talented people with hate in their heart. But through it all their shine way strong. MAD PROOPS ROCKWOOD ST. BURLINGTON LS always welcome at my pad

      • Joedirt

        f#@$k your jefa lollipopwood and Burras.. Thats sll they do is hide at other people apartments.. f#@$king Bums.. And to tell you the truth these fake blank hoods dont even look like Cholos they look like chick blank Taggers

    • BlazeIT420

      I’m not from ROCKWOOD gang. I live in their hood, their hella cool. I trip out sumtimez alot of these dudes got mad talent they could go on and make a real difference for the better of RW future from art to hip-hop. They’re REPTABLE in tha 213, of corse you will always have non-talented people with hate in their heart. But through it all their shine way strong. MAD PROOPS ROCKWOOD’ST BURLINGTON’LS always welcome at my pad.

    • OG SWEEPY WS DFS 13 JKS

      PURO WS DRIFTERS 13 Y KE!!!
      JKS
      BGS
      HBT
      WNS
      PCLS
      23ST
      DKS
      GYLS
      MKS
      ORANGE COUNTY
      ANAHEIM DFS
      SANTA ANA DFS

  4. Big C RSL-Pqs

    Isn’t Arcadia a white neighborhood in the San Gabriel Valley?? I know they ain’t talking about that little 2 block stretch along the 101 Fwy with not one single residence on it…unless they are the Homeless bums under the fwy.

  5. NAZ WS.RWST LCSxSUGS

    Arcadia – lame blank Wajak taggers trying to be a hood. What happened to KOS and ARC. Remember them tagger days, lil Toy.

    • Blaze It 420

      I’m not from ROCKWOOD gang. I live in their hood, their hella cool. I trip out sumtimez alot of these dudes got mad talent they could go on and make a real difference for the better of RW future from art to hip-hop! They’re REPTABLE in tha 213, of corse you will always have non-talented people with hate in their heart. But through it all their shine way strong. MAD PROOPS ROCKWOOD ST. BURLINGTON LS always welcome at my pad

    • LIL STRANGER

      lollipopWOOD AINT ABOUT NADA! AQUI PARA V. LA MIRADA LS 13

    • Robert Gonzalez

      Those were da days in belmont from 92 to 95, ARC, KOS, VTC later VTK,, KTO, NFR, DAF tag bangers lol, anybody know wat happened 2 these taggers ?

      • Big Naz79

        f#@$k Lemons. You fools are a dead hood. Straight ‘I am Legend’ to the fullest. Your lil Silverlake gang were busters when the Earth Dogs smashed on you fools then and years later, you fools are busters now!

        RW

        • LIL STRANGER

          f#@$kIN lollipopWOODS ARE ALL BASEHEADS WALKED TO WESTMORELAND AND YOU FOOLS RAN LIKE BASEHEADS DO! COULDNT EVEN BLAST BACK vagina. BIG BAD VARRIO LA MIRADA GANG LOS MIRADEROS!!!

        • MARS213

          .JAJAJAJA YEAH THATS WHY UR HOMEBOY LIL.GEE GOT SMOKED LIKE A LAIM

        • ur DAD

          LA MAMADA LAMES 2 armos and a tweeker

        • ur DAD

          here e go TEDDY RUXBIN a.k.a lil strp-on telling stories again shut up u blankin lame atleast we got a hood we cant even find ur tecato blank
          qui para LA MAMADA LOAS SOY LA LIL STRAP_ON DILDO mamando y controlando vergasLOL!!! la mamada lames

  6. DONT TRIP

    f#@$k LA MAMADA f#@$k FAKETEENS ON THE HOOD ALL YOU PUNK chickES AINT sh*% NOWHERE TO BE FIND YOU FOOS GOT NO HOOD THE ROCK TOOK OVER YOUR BLOCK , ARCACAS SCARY blank FOOS RUN LIKE STRAIGHT LAMES. . . WE NEVER HIDE ALWAYS POSTED AT 6 N UNION WblankUP? COME AND PLAY WITH REAL GANGSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    VARRIO ROCKWOOD GANG LCS BEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Steamyliskiliski

      All ur homies ran naway from me like trusty serio marka pop eye kosmo champ that foo we cracked outside home depot didnt even claim his sht till i asked him 3 times haha mean chump no doubt

  7. 272

    f#@$k rank wood ez up the chick on to shut ur mouth thank you last i heard arcadia youngster had u chickes runnin left to right day and nite ha f#@$k lollipopwood

  8. EP

    these foos claim a street they dont even own lol

  9. Joey

    I remember how this foos use to try and run up on the foos from witmer street and the witmers would chase them out and I seen this one dude from witmer lay out 2 foos from rockwood that where trying to jump him he straight I hit quited one of me an the other one took off running leaving his homie behind hahaha..

    • micky

      that very true i live around the area and have seen them get beat up plenty times

      • Rockwood Loco ! *crazy boy*

        shut up cuz i bet if we run up to you your chick blank would start running like a vagina f#@$k faketeens this is big WS ROCKWOOD STREET GANG LITTLE CYKOES f#@$k DIA f#@$k sh*%MERS THIS IS PIEDRA MADERA RIFA TRECE GANG f#@$k ALL MY ENEMIGAS RUN UP f#@$kEN LEVAS !! WS ROCKWOOD STREET RIFA X3 GANG !!!

  10. Twister

    RW ki*led a guy at church and shot 2 more. That naca Janeth Lopez is going down and I hope she rats out the whole rest of the scumbag rockwoods jotos and they all go down with her. Pussies shooting up paritioners on a Sunday. Cowards. Your families must be so proud. posers.

  11. Mike

    I feel sorry for those church ki*lers. That’s not even gangster! That’s straight up a sick insecure mental patient needing psych med’s. Get your finger out your blank and get some help from a mental doctor. There aint a gang out there that will back that up. Gang’s got more clblank than you RWS church ki*lers. Go hide in shame losers.

  12. steel seven nine

    Hahaha all these lames trying to talk sh*% make me laugh cus if ur actually in the streets you know wats up with us…f#@$k arcacas f#@$ken lames trying to claim one of my blocks, this is the hardest i ever seen u foos act ur some courageous blank net bangers…u already kno if i see u on my side of the woods you straight getting lit up no hesitation cus thats what we do we love playing with toys like little kids in christmas…and f#@$k all you sensitive blank people talkin bout us smoking church people so what blame the tempax and all the other lame hoods in the area for not being around..thats what happens when we get bored cus we dont find no one…RSL f#@$k GOD

  13. Don't worry!

    f#@$k rankwood…everybody know’s that your homeboy stranger was running your hood and working as an informant for the pig’s at the same time…what lame’s…a snitch and informant running your hood…stranger( snitch&informant)real street lames!!!

  14. EP

    foos that ki*l innocent people are f#@$king lame chickes that aint gangsta. theyre just as bad as rapists and pedophiles

  15. Douglas Mauricio

    I’m 25 years old I was born south central LA my parents raised us till I was 7 year old in 1st and westmoreland looks like things haven’t changed I wanna go see the Hood again makes me happy to be one of the few to make it out and have everything I want while u guys fight over sets I’m not Dawging on you guys u know Cus I could of been one of u guys throwing up a hood and banging..bt I have a question for all you guys?…what’s ur goals and dreams?

  16. lefty

    All these foo are lame serrio…specially the lollipopwoods i still cruise arpund to trip on u lames n u are nowere to be found..f#@$ken lames valen verga

  17. Osama WS 18 rwK

    Mannnn yall weenie blank rankwoodk lollipopwoodk neverwood chickes think yall so hard but in real life yall chickes str8 levas yall hide and then come out do some sneaky sh*% then go hide f#@$k yall chick blank hodd and yall dead og’s Ima see to the end of yall i can promise you that my homies is busted for laying yall down and the other homie is resting now but guess what.My juice is kicking in time to move up so its ime to get in that blank just watch leave pico union while you can cause the devil is awake now

    • sixth and union drive

      Faketeen kil#i*gg allday on mines thats on my hood, take off on site on any faketeen no age limit old young you getting delt with thats how we all are and thats how we are always gonna be..we took your hood and are on our way to westlake motha f#@$kers where u gonna run too then! The rock all up in ur hood terrorizing.thats how we do.somebody comes blast at us we take it out on you fakes if we dont know who it was,thats RWeal talk there son! Palabra WE THE ANYBODY kil#i*gG blank MOFOS U HEARD ABOUT! f#@$k faketeen mierda seca tampax arcacas and that lil weakblank sh*%mer street

      • Lick the cock wood

        Haha yeah?..is that right?..im not from clcs but i can tell you that yall ain’t going now where yall just lost like 3 homies to the system for that church murder.lol haha and then lost another one that died i went to go kick it with the cycos and pulled a all nighter we walked down 3rd down union to 4th to loma down 6th toward union i see a chick out side a guy on a car and another lollipop on the other side i ran up and the lame acted like he had a toy i said stop acting then they ran inside the apts haha rwK

  18. kac

    to steel seven nine all u foos are some chick blank levas still talking wake up n stop day dreaming lollipopwood is dead as much as u hate to admit it u foos are outa da game nothin but chick blank pussies that grew up hiding n never put in work n never will put in work n why u foos always runing lol i live in ur hood n i see everything u guys always run to the roof when u see 18 or dia tagging all over my neighborhood

  19. Sniper

    Homies!.Listen up..Word just came down that 2 foos from this so called varrio “hell bound” in pico union are ratas…Also they never was given permission the used trece.Homies you know what to do.Roll them up A.S.A.P Your varrio will be blessed Gracias

  20. STOP PLEASE STOP!!

    f#@$k ALL GANGS! YOU PEOPLE ARE SCUM. ALSO, GOD BLESS BECUZ YOU ARE ALL GODS CHILDREN. PEACE!! STOP! PLEASE STOP! CUZ I WANT YA’LL TO LIVE.

  21. TOKEZ

    RWKDST
    PQS
    XVIDA

  22. SPANKER

    WHATS UP WITH IT f#@$k THE REST THIS IS BIG BARRIO DIECIOCHO GANG FUK lollipopWOOD ki*lahH E GANG GANG OR DONT BANG EX- VE- TRESS HOOD MY HOOD COLOMBIA LIL PHYCO chickESS

  23. HUERO LOKO

    still repn that WEST4LIFE………..

  24. Nate

    BIG UP’s TO ALL THEM ROCKWOOD ST.79R’S WIT DA BIZNESS! (?-_?) ???? ?

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