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 not Northern California. 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 12, East Side Clover, Primera Flats, White Fence, 18th Street, 38th Street and several others.

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 has inducted members from Clanton including Bill “Hoss” Frisbee and Corwin “Sloppy” Elmore who died of A.I.D.S. 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.


Eastside Clanton is one of the oldest varrios in Los Angeles

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. Gustavo “Ganso” Ahumada, 64 (Apr 28, 1928 – Aug 26, 1992)
  7. Madd
  8. Manuel “Manny” Saucedo
  9. Pajaro
  10. Antonio “Perico” Galicia ( – 1943)
  11. Red
  12. Rocky
  13. Shorty
  14. Spooky
  15. Traviesa
  16. Tripper
  17. Oscar “Wino” Flores, 23, (Feb. 8, 1964 – Oct. 1, 1987)

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

  1. southcentralbaby

    calsones dont exist no more jaja the original c14 got tooken out by “36th Street gang” clickas maple locos, woodlawns, stanfords 24, san pedro locos, trinity locos, night owls, pewees, pasadena locos, payasos 59, bakers, tecate locos, and many more south central mata chones gang!

    • Boss Joe Lee

      THESE CLOWN ST BEETCHES AINT NOT I dont likeIN sh*% ON ME!!! I f#@$kED UP YO HOMIE IN JACK IN THE BOX!!!! COME TRU MY BLOCK 1057 s Berendo st!!! ILL TOSS U UP AGAIN! I’m the asian kid that drives the black Lexus. I dont like THESE CLOWNS!! I’ll step on u roaches any day!!!! come to my work too idgaf I’ll fuk u up here too anytime anywhere beeetch at my work Cafe Home 3377 Wilshire Blvd 108

      blank all the CLOWNS st beetches!!!! On my dead homie!! You smoked my boyfriend and I’ll never forgive you motha f#@$kers. Come fight me beeetch!!! I’m gay too I’ll suck yo d#$k n beat yo blank

    • clanster

      That’s what you think chick. what you want to know where we at so you could go in snitch.

    • YG from the C14

      This Clanton till we die! We started this Gangsta sh*%! North Hollywood City! f#@$k Tramps!

    • Oakwoodst

      Black Diamond Bagos13
      Og Jibbs
      Calson ki*lahs

    • pwees14

      ALL YOU MINOR LEAGUE GANGS AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, YOU`LL NEVER BE ON THE SAME LEVEL WITH THE BIG OG. VARRIOS !!! TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS, SO RUN ALONG AND KEEP DOING YOUR NET BANGING !!! F.Y.I. REAL CHOLOS DONT DRESS LIKE HARRY POTTER OR JUSTIN BIEBER. ONLY RANKERS DRESS UNDERCOVER….. KEEP IT 100 OR GET ON TO RIDING SKATEBOARDS , YOU CANT BE BOTH!!!!!!

    • South Cental Clanton Gang

      Shut the f#@$k up tramp6 if it wasnt for us you you foos wouldnt have a hood and we still here ese whats clanton gang f#@$k you and your storys take that sh*% some where else

    • lil lowly cx4es.

      f#@$k snitch-blank trampas puto!!esclanton14jokers lil lowly,die slow chick..still be that jokers,nhg’s click.f#@$k your chick blank homie bandit lame blank hoe,187.

    • francisco spagna

      be carefull what you wish for?

  2. BUGZY LOKO

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

  3. south central

    Suck tamp 6

  4. south central

    f#@$k TRAMP SIX. WE STILL IN SOUTH CENTRAL. CLANTON GANG ALL DAY. f#@$k RATAS.

  5. CARLOS GALLEGOS

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

  6. southcentralbaby

    bugsy u lil chick 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 f#@$king 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.

      chick f#@$k your dirty blank rat pack hood. Y’all motherf#@$kers put a lot of homies away for snitching like the rats you m otherf#@$kers 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 motherf#@$ker keep 1000 chick don’t front. Everyday I wake up I think of your dead homies with great big smile on my face. Mr. BUGZY E.S.C14.ST. TRINITY JKS
      be careful, you rats will eventually start dropping out of no where! !! Long live CLINTON GANG MOTHERf#@$kER! !!! 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 motherf#@$kers. All I got is time guy…. free Big Trouble
        free my roll doggy Giant
        Free My big Homie Listo.
        Free the little homie sleepy…
        Oh… rat motherf#@$kers.
        Ask your punk blank dead homies Indio, Mosco, Angel, little Puppet,
        how that HOT sh*% FEEL…. LOL
        E.S.CLANTON14STREET till the wheels fall off!!!! JKS

  7. 3sIx

    V36thStReEt f#@$k cHonEs all DaY 3sPiDEr6 CK. f#@$k youngSter struTer n chick blank cHato

    • clanster

      Hey trampa you talk to much sh*% for the rata that you are. you tramps always need someone else to do your dirty work. then after you turn into a little chick, snitching because that’s the 1st thing to do. come get the cheese rat6 click clicka the rats.

  8. L.L LOWLY CXIV ES,JKS..

    f#@$k tramps puto”ES CXIV GANG” f#@$k yall levas.

  9. Slasher Clanton

    CLANTON GANG BANGING f#@$k TRAMP RATAS.
    EASTSIDE CXIIII.RIFA

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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 chickes ran from me.
    No heart no BALLS. At least in the pinta we hold our own, not like those PC Trampas. Clanton

  13. big grenas

    f#@$k 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 …

  14. trigger

    f#@$k YOU RAT MOTHER f#@$kER chick blank TRAMP 6 PUTOWATCH YOUR BACKS SOY ESE BIG TRIGGER FROM EAST SIDE CLANTON 14 STREET GANG LOS P,W,S kil#i*gG 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. f#@$k tramp 6K

      • G EYES WS CLANTON 14 ST CUTDOWNS

        Getm Bugzy.! Yall dont know ur f#@$kin wit a real one f#@$k all haters f#@$k 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 blank chickes.

        • BUGZY LOKS

          What up G”EYES. these Ho blank mothaf#@$kas ain’t sh*%! Stay smoking my enemies/ don’t let it be you NEXT cause it could be you NEXT! It could happen SO FAST…
          1 fake 7 f#@$k all my enemies and they dead HOMIES. ES C14 STR JOKERS! Hitting hard knocking mothaf#@$kas off SOLO BOLO!

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

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

  16. stompsbnwkoneways

    vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways vnwk stomps avn blv one ways

  17. FUCK CALZONES

    f#@$k CALZONES DEAD AS HOOD ….
    AND THAT RAT blank BUGZY TOO…
    SNITCHING FOR FREE AS chick …
    GET A JOB MUTHAf#@$kER …!!!
    AND QUIT UR NET BANGING JOB!!!
    I FORGOT UR NET BANGING JOB IS UR LIFE

    • BUGZY LOKS

      f#@$k you mothaf#@$kas… Ain’t NO paper work on me.you farts stay trying to smut my name up but it won’t work… Keep it1000 / don’t be talking false sh*%. Who ever you are… Hahaha lmao. Represent chick. BUGZY LOKS ES CLANTON GANG

    • BUGZY LOKS

      You chick blank mothaf#@$kas got NO paperwork on me. Trying hard to smutt up my name but it won’t work. f#@$k YOUR DEAD HOMIES AND f#@$k LAME blank VARRIO

    • BUGZY LOKS

      Lmfao…. You punk blank mothaf#@$kas swear. Ain’t NO paperwork on me. You hating chickes know the Deal. Where you at leva/ BUGZY LOKS. f#@$k ALL YOUR DEAD HOMIES AND f#@$k YOUR LAME blank VARRIO

  18. WS C14 ST

    WS C14 ST f#@$k all the enemies MELROSE & NORMANDIE sukkas

    • BLACKDIAMONDS

      f#@$k calsones BLACKDIAMONDS GANG melrose nomandie f#@$k 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 sh*% of wicked lady that she was getting f#@$ked by some vatos de temple..que gasho.belive me these guys are my neighbors i feel bad for them there always getting shot at tagging in the rain .but last i heard ms ki*led hefty ,blackdiamonds ki*led bago,rascal,smiley and 18st is constantly f#@$k 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…

      • BUGZY LOKS

        Scary chick blank fool scared to bang. Your just a resident. Lmfao/ fake chick.

      • BUGZY LOKS

        So who are you exactly… If you have any nuts you’ll back your sh*% up and let me know. Thanks for all the info… Lol…C” I’m from the EVIL SIDE IN South Central. But Bago was my Boy… I heard blackd#$ks did it but wasn’t sure, good to know.???????? but serio I can tell you be on the nut’s and if I try hard I can find you and make you answer for your disrespect! Trust me… sh*% doesn’t go UNANSWERED. BUGZY ES C14 GANG f#@$k blackd#$ks faketeen and munkee sh*% and last but not least f#@$k YOU. I will be looking????

        • buddy

          Hey bud what did you want to know,i live in alexandria
          Deadend and i know your westside homie are sorry
          These guys from temple are f#@$king alot of your homie lady
          While they smoke crystalmeth.also they rank it alot that
          Is all i know for now besides i heard ms is f#@$king your homie s
          Up

  19. Alrite

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

  20. 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.

    • CLatonero

      All four of the guys in that photo were from CLanton. Yes, it was not the gang that it became in later years, and was more of a social group, but nevertheless they were from Clanton and there is nothing to resent. These men represented the marginalized youth of the time, wearing Zoot Suit and listening to Black Jazz music.

    • 1lluminated4life

      Is your dad in the picture?
      You’re talking about the Clanton Social Club right?
      How old is your dad?

  21. 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!

    • BUGZY LOKS

      f#@$k black d#$ks your lame blank hood is dead.E.S.C14 ST. SINCE YOU KNOW SO MUCH seems to me you on the Nuts. C” we do it this on a daily/ catch lames like you and leave them Stuck! From South Central and many other CLANTON HOODS. GET LIKE US HO/ E.S. C14 ST BUGZY JKS. It could happen to you????????

    • BUGZY LOKS

      f#@$k blackd#$ks lame blank hood. You fools are dead! E.S.C14ST South Central

  22. lil lowly cx4es.

    f#@$k tramp-six puto still be that esclanton14st hood jks,ngh’s click.Lil Lowly (chivo).f#@$k your chick blank lame blank puto bandit,wicked,sharky chickes..die slow putos!!

  23. lowly2

    f#@$k tramp6,esclanton14st jokers/nhg click lil lowly.

  24. mr.lil.hopper

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

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