Canoga Park Alabama Street is a predominately Hispanic street gang in the west San Fernando Valley in the City of Los Angeles. They are among the Valley’s oldest street gangs, dating back to the 1930s when migrant workers from Mexico populated the area. Many of the youth 80 years ago created CPA as a group that would serve as a protection agent while they were target of discrimination. Almost a century later, members of CPA were being accused of their own hate and several 8 members were charged in State court.
In 2010 a grand jury indicted the following CPA members; Octavio “Sinner” Garcia, 30, of Canoga Park; Joseph “Lil Man” Encinas, 28, of Canoga Park; Osvaldo “Babo” Sanchez, 22, of Canoga Park; Alejandro “Sicko” Flores, 23, of Canoga Park; Ramiro “Speedy” Mendoza, 37, of West Hills; Jaime “Jimmy” Valenzuela, 29, of Canoga Park; Braulio “Necio” Garcia, 24, of Canoga Park; and Jairo Melendez, 31, of Canoga Park.
In 2002 Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo filed a civil gang injunction against CPA, which barred them from associating with each other including other restrictions. Even though their main territory was less than 2 square miles, the injunction zone was nearly 9 square miles where they were prohibited to associate.
Some of their clicks include Cohassets (CHLS), Diablos (DBS), Dukes (DKS), Hunters (HTS), Lanarks (LKS), Milwood Winos, Nigh Owls (NLS), Raskals (RKS), Termites, and (TLS).