Clanton 14th Street – East Side – The Original Hood

Clanton 14th Street is a predominately Hispanic gang originally from Los Angeles’ eastside. The original Clanton varrio started in the early 1920s on Clanton Street which was located between San Pedro and Central Avenue. The territory of Clanton varrio once went from Olympic Blvd (north) to Santa Barbara Avenue (south) which is now known as Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and they shared their turf with Primera Flats 23rd Street.

During the early 1950s the city decided to change the name of Clanton Street to 14th Place in an effort to discourage the Hispanic gang from continuing their gang activities. There was the Sleepy Lagoon murder of Clanton member Jose Diaz in 1942 and the shooting of Clanton member Frank Torres in 1942 at the coliseum and then the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 which were connected to gang / pachuco activity in the area. After the street name change, the neighborhood just embraced the new street, 14th Place, and added 14th Street to their name.

People have falsely identified Clanton 14 as a Norteño gang from Northern California, but the 14th has been used with this gang since about 1952 or 1953 representing 14th Street. Although Clanton are a Sureño gang, they have never identified with the number 13 in their graffiti. Many Southern California gangs have been identifying with the 13 since the early 1960s. Clanton is not alone in this regard as several other gangs from Los Angeles also do not identify with the 13, such as Choppers, East Side Clover, Primera Flats, White Fence, 18th Street and 38th Street.

Los Angeles map from 1948 depicting Clanton Street

This original eastside varrio has split into distinct areas in recent years. On the north side Clanton occupies the area from Washington Ave (s) to Olympic (n) between San Pedro (w) and Alameda. To the south they occupy the area between San Pedro (east) to Main Street (west) from 30th Street (north) to 36th Street (south). Eastside Clanton is a much smaller turf today than the one they controlled during the 1960s and 1970s but its location is still consistent with the core area they originally covered.

Clanton 14 Street graffiti from Los Angeles. The 14 represents 14th street, not Northern California or Nortenos. Although Clanton is from Southern California, they never include the number 13 in their graffiti.

The Eastside hood of Clanton 14th Street is their most historic of its five neighborhoods. This community has undergone some significant changes as the neighborhood has changed from a residential community that once occupied the streets of Essex, Paloma and San Pedro to an industrial and commercial zone during the 1980s with very little residential population. The clicks of the eastside include the 25th Street, 31st Street, 32nd Street, 35th Street, Adair Street, Maple Street Locos, Pee Wees (PWS), Night Owls, Trinity Street Gangsters, and Jokers (JKS).

Four Clanton members standing on the corner of Essex & Clanton Street, Los Angeles, circa 1947

The Mexican Mafia as inducted members from Clanton including Bill “Hoss” Frisbee and Corwin “Sloppy” Elmore who died of AIDS in prison in 1991.

Their neighborhood is adjacent to the Ghetto Boyz, Varrio 29th Street to the east, and Varrio 36th Street to the south.

The Coca-Cola Bottling company and the City of Los Angeles’ first all black fire department occupy the area of 14th Street and Central in the original Clanton 14th Street neighborhood.

Other Clanton neighborhoods in Los Angeles

- Clanton 14th Street 1st Hood: in the Pico-Union Westlake area of Central Los Angeles
- 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

Deceased members of East Side Clanton

  1. “Flaco” Nazario ( – February 10, 2010)
  2. Jose “Filero” Torres (1919 – 1942)
  3. David “Crow” Rivas
  4. Flaco ( – 1952)
  5. Frisco
  6. Madd
  7. Pajaro
  8. Antonio “Perico” Galicia ( – 1943)
  9. Red
  10. Rocky
  11. Shorty
  12. Spooky
  13. Traviesa
  14. Tripper
  15. Oscar “Wino” Flores, 23, (Feb. 8, 1964 – Oct. 1, 1987)

37 Comments for “Clanton 14th Street – East Side – The Original Hood”

  1. BUGZY LOKO

    Fuck tramp six. You snitch ass Bitches know better, Clanton 14st is
    Grande and we will never give up the East Side! East Side C14
    Still be in South Central- so FUCK TRAMPAS and your dead ones.
    One day your lame ass hood will Be OURS, from lame ass Maple
    All the way to trinity. Tuna Sandwiches can suck a Clantoneros Dick!
    Who’s ur Daddy- BIG E.S.CLANTON 14STR LOS TRINITY JOKERS!
    FUCK TRAMP SIX (K)!!!

  2. south central

    Suck tamp 6

  3. south central

    FUCK TRAMP SIX. WE STILL IN SOUTH CENTRAL. CLANTON GANG ALL DAY. FUCK RATAS.

  4. CARLOS GALLEGOS

    In guatemala city is a sureños side an we are ES CLANTONE 14 ST
    CLANTON GANG FOR LIFE WISPER 1

  5. southcentralbaby

    bugsy u lil bitch that why i ran u over and made you stop banging IN 2004 REMEBER THAT? jaja where’s ur barrio at???? it isnt in south central fucking sokas!!! the ” 3 trinity lokos 6″ homies are more heaeds then you whole barrio in all los angeles jaja chones rolled over and THESIXERS TOOK OVER…we stay making chones rank!

    • V.E.S.CLANTON14ST-LOST ANGELS 3CE GANG.

      Bitch fuck your dirty ass rat pack hood. Y’all motherfuckers put a lot of homies away for snitching like the rats you m otherfuckers were born to be! Homie BIG BUGZY STAY TURNT UP! !!! $$$$ ain’t no tramp ever ran me over or made me stop banging!!! Lol
      You rat motherfucker keep 1000 bitch don’t front. Everyday I wake up I think of your dead homies with great big smile on my face. Mr. BUGZY E.S.C14.ST. TRINITY JKS
      be careful, you rats will eventually start dropping out of no where! !! Long live CLINTON GANG MOTHERFUCKER! !!! JKS

      • V.E.S.CLANTON14ST-LOST ANGELS 3CE GANG.

        Acting like I wasn’t gonna light up that red dodge truck . Y’all lucky the pigs was on the other block. I will catch one of you rat motherfuckers. All I got is time nigga…. free Big Trouble
        free my roll doggy Giant
        Free My big Homie Listo.
        Free the little homie sleepy…
        Oh… rat motherfuckers.
        Ask your punk ass dead homies Indio, Mosco, Angel, little Puppet,
        how that HOT SHIT FEEL…. LOL
        E.S.CLANTON14STREET till the wheels fall off!!!! JKS

  6. 3sIx

    V36thStReEt fuCk cHonEs all DaY 3sPiDEr6 CK. FUck youngSter struTer n BItch ass cHato

  7. L.L LOWLY CXIV ES,JKS..

    Fuck tramps puto”ES CXIV GANG” fuck yall levas.

  8. Slasher Clanton

    CLANTON GANG BANGING FUCK TRAMP RATAS.
    EASTSIDE CXIIII.RIFA

  9. 1lluminated4life

    Original Boundaries: ( North ) 7/9th St.s (East) Alameda(West)San Pedro (South) 23rd
    Within these grounds were Clanton St. boys , Clanton 10th St. , Birch St. Clanton , Alameda Clanton , 16th St. , 18th st.(way before Clanton 18St.) Paloma and many more these were the guys of The Clanton District representing various streets within the Clanton umbrella.

  10. malosoomar13

    Way back in the day….when my family still lived on Trinity…we use to hit up the Hood like this…ES CLANTONE 14…PWS TLS..then came another click cause we lived on Trinity and 36 st and we hit it up like this ES CLANTONE 14 ST. SS36ST LOCOS that was our click…then we became the JOKERS…AND YEA I REMEMBER WHEN THOSE PUTOS ON 36 AND MAPLE HOOKED UP WITH THOSE PUTOS FROM PF FROM 23 TO FORM THE TRAMP SIX HOOD…AND I REMEMBER WHEN THE FIRST TIME THOSE TRAMP SIX STARTED GOING TO COURT TO TESTIFY AGAINST THE CLANTONEROS..MY HOMIE BULLIE GOT SNITCHED ON…THE HOMEBOY LISTO GOT SNITCHED ON…THOSE WERE THE FIRST…TRAMP SIX PURO RATAS…HISTORY FROM THE 80′S A CUETE DONT MAKE YOU GANGSTER PUTOS…ITS YOUR CORA AND YOU RIDE YOUR OWN BEEF AND YOU HANDLE YOUR BIZ…

  11. OG Payaso ES Clanton 14 st,

    Qvo Clantoneros, tell it how it is. All trampa six are nothing but crack heads and snitch biches i lost count how many of those bitches ran from me.
    No heart no BALLS. At least in the pinta we hold our own, not like those PC Trampas. Clanton

  12. big grenas

    fuck all then trampas 6 they all bunch a ratas starting with the sapo familia, all them putos wend they go to jail or prison they pc up …

  13. trigger

    FUCK YOU RAT MOTHER FUCKER BITCH ASS TRAMP 6 PUTOWATCH YOUR BACKS SOY ESE BIG TRIGGER FROM EAST SIDE CLANTON 14 STREET GANG LOS P,W,S KILLING TRAMPS ALL DAY “C” UP FOR LIFE .

    • V.E.S.CLANTON14ST-LOST ANGELS 3CE GANG.

      What’s up homie, this is Bugzy from the JOKERS. I kind of remember you. Fuck tramp 6K

      • G EYES WS CLANTON 14 ST CUTDOWNS

        Getm Bugzy.! Yall dont know ur fuckin wit a real one fuck all haters fucK yall tramps. Big Clanton was here before all yall and well still.be here when yal suckas is gone! Bugzy got more heart than ur whole set tramp ass bitches.

  14. SOUTH.CENTRAL.HOB.13.MNS.BWLS.58ST

    FUCK TRAMPS HAHA YA FOOS CANT HANG OUT WITH THE BOYS! SC.HANG OUT BOYSX3 CAIAGA TO THE VARRIO LEVAS ! YOU FOOS CANT GET DOWN ONE ON ONE HAHA I CAUGHT YA FOOS SLIPPIN ON UR HOOD I HAD THE CUETE FOR UR LIL HOMIES I WAS GNNA SMOKE YA FOOS BUT THE FUCKEN PIGS WHERE THERE!!! FUCK T6K!

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  16. FUCK CALZONES

    FUCK CALZONES DEAD AS HOOD ….
    AND THAT RAT ASS BUGZY TOO…
    SNITCHING FOR FREE AS BITCH …
    GET A JOB MUTHAFUCKER …!!!
    AND QUIT UR NET BANGING JOB!!!
    I FORGOT UR NET BANGING JOB IS UR LIFE

  17. WS C14 ST

    WS C14 ST FUCK all the enemies MELROSE & NORMANDIE sukkas

    • BLACKDIAMONDS

      Fuck calsones BLACKDIAMONDS GANG melrose nomandie Fuck calsones tampax
      BAGOS.

    • resident alexandria_clinton

      Fuk calsones those are all meth addicts in the Hollywood area props is a big ole ranker and molester,wicked is one of the biggest lames from the dukes.micro is more of a follower,he has no nutsack,hiding behind his mommy and chito his daddy.i heard some foul shit of wicked lady that she was getting fucked by some vatos de temple..que gasho.belive me these guys are my neighbors i feel bad for them there always getting shot at tagging in the rain .but last i heard ms killed hefty ,blackdiamonds killed bago,rascal,smiley and 18st is constantly Fuck ing these guys up.also this kid cholo from dukes is a rat and ranker but they allow that the dukes need to clean house in chitos words.clanton sure went downhill nothing but lames. Blanco aka fresh is also a leva i seen some guy from bds tall guy put tips on 3 clanton. And gave them all beatdows. Melrose and normadie i ask. Clanton to relax for your good guys…

  18. Alrite

    Is there anyone who knows roughly how many members Clanton 14 has today?

  19. L.P.

    I resent the photo of these gentlemen being used in all these Clanton gang web pages. My father and uncle were not affiliated in any Clanton gang. Yes, they were from the neighborhood, but were not involved in any gang activity whatsoever. The men and women in their social group was just that…a friendly social group that went to local church dances of which they speak about to this day and in fact still meet once a month even in their 90′s.
    I would appreciate this photo being removed, thank you.

  20. BLACKDIAMONDS

    Calsones are all dropouts and methheads in the melrose area a few down fools pero the rest are sorry poobutt levas.don’t even have the huevos to go head up.ask that softee blanco they put major tips on that boy …Bagos better ask someone!

  21. lil lowly cx4es.

    fuck tramp-six puto still be that esclanton14st hood jks,ngh’s click.Lil Lowly (chivo).fuck your bitch ass lame ass puto bandit,wicked,sharky bitches..die slow putos!!

  22. lowly2

    fuck tramp6,esclanton14st jokers/nhg click lil lowly.

  23. mr.lil.hopper

    Its the big bad east side cee fourteen str. Gangsters los jokers clique…soy lil hopper, fukk all you trampas snitch ass muthafukaz straight ratas con patas…pecetas fukk tramp six! Its the clanton ganga still strong and allover town….cxiv str sir lil hopper til the wheels fall off…

  24. BLACKDIAMONDS

    Was good with talamantes aka yogi from the es got hit for being a big ol rata.
    Bitchass calsones BLACKDIAMONDS. BAGOS GANG
    El tripper

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