Lowell Street Locos | Northeast Los Angeles

Lowell Street Locos were a predominately Hispanic street gang located in the northeast section of Los Angeles. In 1993, Lowell Street refused to fall under the authority of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, which had already began to integrate their influence among several East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and San Gabriel Valley street gangs.

Lowell was among a small group of street gangs that wanted nothing to do with the Mexican Mafia and as a result of their defiance, they were place on “la lista” or “green lighted,” meaning that they were to become an automatic rival to all other gangs. Being green lighted would mean that rivalries from other gangs would increase, and if in custody, Lowell Street gang members would be targeted in jail and prison.

Surrounding gangs, such as El Sereno, Locke, Happy Valley and 18th Street, began to pay the tribute to the Mexican Mafia and operate according to new rules. Not only did Lowell Street defy the Mexican Mafia’s edicts, on April 28, 1995, Lowell Street gang members shot and killed Mexican Mafia made member, Antonio “Tonito” Rodriguez, 29, while he sat in a car in El Sereno.

Lowell members began to embrace the idea that they were green lighted and used the term “Green Light Gang” to describe themselves.

Today the gang is inactive and very few members claim it. They continued to operated until the early 2000s, but their presence has dramatically declined, perhaps because of the green light.

In 2001, Lowell Street member, Paul Ramirez, was convicted of the 1999 attempted premeditated murder of Locke street gang member Carlos Pedroza as being the driver. In 1997, Ramirez’s brother, Lawrence was murdered by Locke members.

Deceased members

  1. Lawrence Ramirez ( – 1997)

54 Comments for “Lowell Street Locos | Northeast Los Angeles”

  1. BROWNERO

    FUK ALL YOU GREENLIGHT MUTHAblankAS FUK UR DEAD HOMIE STRANGER BANG BANG PURO BROWN NEIGHBORHOODX3 GANG NOMAS..

    • 12757lop

      How angry it makes me as I read this comment of you disrespecting someone who has pblanked away. Pathetic, no clblank, lowlife blankhole that is my brother, and he was one of the smartest, most loving, downest, and MOST loyal person alive. Something you will never be. May my brother Larry “Stranger” rest in peace, and FYI; god came for his child and he takes the best, so you can die in hell.. One day someone you love will pblank, and you or your family, or even child/children will feel the same pain that you caused from another blankhole, and just know that was your karma chick!

      Bang bang yourself blankhole

      Rest In Peace Larry.
      Until We Meet Again Bro…

      • SKRAPPY RHG MRYLCS

        If your brother was from sarratas, then he most likely ki*led some other knuckleheads, right? So why would he be resting in peace? Im sure hes dying in hell like you wished that brownero to do! Fact is gangsters from NELA are ki*lers, and we know where we are headed when we die!

      • Michael Arturo

        That’s wssup! U took the words right out of my mouth…I know ur pain my dad was also from sereno but he was from locke street tho I know them and lowell didn’t get along but that’s not even important too me I can care f#@$king less cuz I don’t gang bang or do any of that f#@$king stupid blank lil immature sh*%…yea I might have acted a fool in my high school days but I got my sh*% together when I tuned 18…anywase idk who ki*led my dad and to be honest after 15 years of no justice I honestly dnt give a f#@$k who did it or set up the hit…on some real sh*% to be honest I actually FORGIVE who ever did it it’s not good to hold grudges and sh*%….they might be leaving there life’s hving a good life right now cuz they never got arrested for the murder thats firme i guess but on some real sh*% to be honest I don’t really give a f#@$k cuz I know one day they will be face too face with God when judgment day comes and theyll get there’s say no mas….sooo who ever ki*led my dad if ur reading this or if u know who did it and u talk too who did it tell them that ARTY BOYS one and only son forgives u for the pain u caused my family I hope it was worth it kil#i*gg and taking away a little 4 year olds dad away from him but I’m so thankful to the lord up above for blessing me with 2 wonderful grandparents who have been there since I was 5 ima be 20 in a few months tsssss….Rest in paradise dad I f#@$king miss u and love u…can’t wait til were reunited together again….God Bless Everyone

        • XXX

          I remember Arty Boy. Didn’t know him personally. But I use to f#@$k his chick Desiree Gonzalez every other day for about 2 years. I would f#@$k her in the blank and cum in her face. In return she would give me all the money he had gave her. All that sh*% ended when he got smoked. So it sucks he got ki*led

        • annette

          Michael, I am very sorry for your loss.   I remember  your dad. Back in the days when we lived on Oakland/the ditch.
          > I know your pain, & it saddens me to read, & I could imagine the pain you went thru, go thru, & how tough it can be to watch those you love mourn.  I COMMEND how you’re not BITTER, you do not express HATE, but that you FORGIVE!
          > JUSTICE will be given, and the unknown coward will have to answer to god.
          > What’s done in the dark comes out in the light.  Sadly, children pay for the mistakes of their parents.
          I admire you! Your outlook on gangs, your life style, and your views is the smart way of thinking, but don’t stop there! Strive & get to the top.
          > I am a mom of five children.  My bro r.i.p was a father figure to my son Joey, both my girls dad Jaime was from ELA13, project raised. but the birth of our first child he chg his life, worked at homeboys bakery 12pm-12am. He left the projects, moved in w/me (El Sereno). My bro was cool w/him. Never encountered problems.
          > happy life, living life then some dumb f#@$ks started stealing Hondas & parking them close to our home,j cops would pull us over, than let us go. Bald heads fits the description of any cholo.
          My bros Homie buys a car similar to ours, his was a dropped two door Honda..
          On Xmas 1998 I was 3 mo pregnant, our daughter 1 yr. 2 mo my son 4yrs. It was a nice Xmas.  My mom asked him to go get milk for my daughter down the street, I told him food 4 less was cheaper go there. Before he left we said I our love you,s &:Jaime was shot in the head that day on Huntington and Eastern.
          There was some bragging going on and the person they thought they ki*led from their rival gang was laughed about the person they thought they got was My bros homie who had the similar car.
          Coroners office ruled this as a mistaken identity.. I disliked them all. f#@$k that I lost my love Jaime a yr. After my bro.I was bitter, angry  to see dads get to play with theirs well mine didn’t.
          God didn’t stop loving me when I stopped I loving. You know I also do not know who took his life, I’ve heard names here and there, but I’ve forgiven them,.
          I  carried this hate for yrs, for that person with the similar car, and I even tried reaching out about a yr ago, and I got no response.
          I expected something different.  I guess if the tables were turned I would have compblankion, and the thought of someone dying because of me would have given an extended hand whenever..
          Oh well,.  I don’t wish bad upon anyone.,
          It breaks me to listen to my girls, their  “why couldn’t I have met him, or why did our dad have to die”

          When you take the life of another , you have no right, you’ve caused great agony to the parents, siblings, child. Children, significant other.
          I must forgive… I have forgiven

    • villano

      f#@$k levas . Puro varrio SERENO LOCKE ST gang ese villano

    • BERPS WVK LOCOS

      f#@$king J KAT
      free my tio TRIGGER
      RIP STRANGER
      Either step up, Run up, Or shut up eyy

    • B E R P S WVKLOCOS!

      Your a f#@$kin JAY KAT EY
      Stop acting hard over a screen vagina!
      Puro stranger & trigger causing damage
      Free My tio trigger
      Rip tio stranger .

    • ragu

      Stranger was more of a gangster then ur bby kil#i*gg blank
      U chick…u shld get raped n ki*led

      • Fact

        Interesting! Karma will butt f#@$k u in the blank, and also say f#@$k your dead family.
        Stranger will never be forgotten!

        • 12757lop

          Whoever wrote this Thank you for saying that! Don’t ever forget my brother !! He’s missed so much!

          Rest In Peace
          Larry & Jaime

  2. Stomper Lowell

    f#@$k u vagina blank chick n this is froma chick who nose who u r Baby ki*lah!!!!!!! He wuz only 6 months old chick fuk u n ur hood

  3. Stomper Lowell

    Full u lame blank puto Baby ki*lah want to talk sh*% u aint sh*% baby ki*lah u ki*led a 6 month old baby ur nothing but a fart!!!!!!! blank u n ur hood BABY ki*lER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ragu

    Stranger was more gangster then u willl ever b baby ki*ler
    U shld b raped n ki*led

  5. dusty

    f#@$k levas!!!! vSERENO ‘ LOCKE ST ..

  6. Me

    Paying taxes to the EME and kil#i*gg even your own family when they tell you to???…
    you call that a barrio?

    I call bullsh*% on that.

    I give respect to Lowell St. and the other green lighters for being real men and not being the EME’s slaves.

    I especially give credit to Lowell, though they are not active anymore, because they were a small unit that stood up to a horde of Eme henchmen.

  7. Loko

    “Lowell st Lokos” f#@$k the eme n suratas

  8. vLOWELL'ST'LOCOS

    Serote ki*lah!

  9. martin

    whats up with Felix aka Risky in the feds? Heard he ratted…is that true?

  10. risky

    What’s up with Skrappy LSL!!! It’s me foo, Risky! Aztlan! Get at me Holmes…

  11. eastsider

    lowell was active letting serotes have it

  12. reds12

    BIG BARRIO SAN PEDROst BOYS RIFA 12 TOWNEave DE 111st SUCKA FREE CHAVALAS CAN HATE ON A TAX FREE BARRIO,,STAY UP LOWELL f#@$k A SUCKA AND A EME chick SURENOS IS JOKE , SLAP DEM FUNNY CHUNTY VATOS AINT ABOUT NADA KEEP GETTING TAX BY THE CHANGOS SO FK DEM THEY AINT FROM MY HOOD,SEEMS TO ME LA BIG EME AINT DOING WT IS SUPPOSED TO DOO CAUSE THEIR ST LEVAS ARE GETING PUNK SUR84stk BK ECCK CK BBHK TTPK AVEPK

    • I HATE LIARS

      Hold up i live on (san pedro st just across the street from Towne ave/111st ) i been here 25years and i can tell you that there was never a gang called (san pedro st boys rifa 12 Towne ave) the only local hispanic gang was and still is SouthxLos 13 there die hard SURENOS

    • SURENO

      f#@$k ALL YOU GREENLIGHT chickES… WHEN YOU GET LOCKED UP YOU CELL UP WITH TRANNYS HAHAHA

  13. Tu Papi

    All you foos are stupid whether you’re a green lighter on not .. Que puro this or that , puro pendejo who claims to be hard, I got homies from the eme , que we a green light varrio nd don’t pay taxes. All you mother f#@$kers make your hynas get welfare and don’t even have pocket change . You claim a whole hood but live in lil blank pads. What a f#@$ken joke.. Casual dressing dudes who f#@$k around the same way have more to show then you lop blank dressing gangster do. Wasting your time in prison while your skrap hoodrats are puffing on other dudes vergas, que pendejos. The least you dumb f#@$ken lops can do when you’re busted is get a high school diploma or better yet a college degree for the 6 pluss you would be spending in jail/prison. No Sean pendejos, when your like 50 something and asking for change remember when you were being a pendejo and then smack yourself for being a dumb f#@$k. f#@$k you all my respects to crazy foo’s who go to school and do it legit while holding their webbbos.

  14. LSL

    LSL is still active. Shout out to the homie Lil Chi Chi, and Big Tetas

  15. NORTH $IDE LO$ ANGELE$ NORTE GANG X1V

    N$LA14 GANG ON MINE!!!! N/$ LO$ ANGELE$ NORTE GANG X1V.
    LA X1V BOYZ CLICK,
    $HOUT OUT TO ALL MY NORTENO$ IN THE L.A AREA.

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    • Fuck u

      f#@$k a northRAT and a LowellSNITCH f#@$k it’s crazy how when you chickES hit COUNTY you start to SING like your in american idol

  16. Mr. Dude

    Whats up too all the homies from that crazy blank gang Lowell Street Locos from the homie out here on that East Side Opal Street Locos gang stay up homies

  17. Opal street locos 13

    f#@$k a greenlight chick and f#@$k (mr dude) Lowell Snitch Levas ki*lahaa

    • big shOtS(a.k.a)"CHATO"

      This Of cOurSe could only be an imposter playing the part claiming the name with the fame”Opal St.”…..im pretty sure its a piece of sh*% from them low income hOuSing units”varrio sin huevos”…..
      The grblank is OlwayS greener on the Other Side……”LIL OPAL ST. LOKOS”……TAX FREE,SUCKA FREE!!!!……much respects to the hOmieS from LOWELL…..stay up LOWcOS….

      • Chato is a pendejo

        Hey chato I dont gang bang I just go on here to read alll this stupid sh*% and laugh it is interested how stupid some people are anyways …..I think you are obsessed with vne I think they probably ki*led alot of your homeboys or family member that every chance you get you bring them up …think about it you are on a lowell st page and you bring up vne how stupid is that ….geow up .

  18. Baddest Bitch

    Lowell Street Loca Green Light Gang We’ll Always Be Here And Will Never Be Forgotten How Many Times Were We Asked To Take The Light Off Us!?!?!?….. As Many Times As Times As We Shot You Mother f#@$kers Down We Ain’t chick Made Like You Punks We Stand By Ours…. Lit The f#@$k Up For Life!!!

    Anyone Who’s Someone Knows Who I Am

  19. SOUTHSIDER

    Shut the f#@$k up you stupid HOODRAT !!! Go back to sucking d#$k in all your neighboring barrios…and levastreet has never been ask to come back why would we call a dead tagging crew to join us FUNNY sh*%

  20. Baddest Bitch

    We aint taggers we’re green lighters. FULL THROTTLE : )
    the only one who seems to be sucking d#$k, IS YOU, while kissing the EME’I’mS blank!
    Why dont you sit down and do some homework and learn some real gangsta sh*% instead of reading and trying to put two of two together..

  21. SUR X3

    Green lighters !!! Gangsters !!!…. HAHAHA you LEVAS aint nothing but a bunch of false flaging chickES that keep it gangster with there trannies cell mates as soon as they PC up so go back to being the baddest chick that sucks d#$k in all your surrounding SURENO neigborhoods

  22. wow ok

    wow. anyone affiliated with gangs is dumb. i live in el sereno, and you are the reason the neighborhood is so sh*%. you don’t own anything. the government, ran by the people, own the land you walk on. gangs are dumb, and if you’re affiliated with on, you’re a roach. maybe you’re scary, and you know someone with street cred, but outside your sad world, people out there actually WORK, and make GOOD MONEY. they do real HUSTLE and are respected. you and your friends on the other hand are roaches in the grand scheme of things. a disgrace to Hispanics. i’m talking to you. you’re not even at the level of a real gangster. a real vato handled problems with his fists. you roaches turn to guns, shoot and run? that’s not a real man. a real man uses the fists he was born with and stands his ground.
    gangs are just dumb. you ain’t nothing but a statistic. it’s gonna get old, while someone across the neighborhood is doing something with their lives, hustling, and earning real man respect. you are a roach, plain and simple.

  23. MOTHER FUCKEN KOALA GANG

    ES KAW13 SLS -EAST LOS- f#@$k ALL ENEMYS!

  24. Maravilla

    Wtf is kaw never heard of u varrio stop claim east los puto

  25. ElmwooderoX3FS818

    BARRIO ELMWOOD STREET X3 GANG 818 VALLE
    BER-BANK CITY..f#@$k THE GOVERNMENT! FREE MY ELMWOODEROS..ESE SMILEY SUR UP!

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