Lopez MaraVilla

Lopez MaraVilla is a predominately Hispanic-American street gang located in the unincorporated area of East Los Angeles. It is among one of the oldest Hispanic street gangs in East LA, going back to about the 1940s.


Deceased members

  1. Antonio Chacon, 22 (July 21, 1941 – Nov. 15, 1963), was stabbed and killed in San Quentin Prison by two Mexican Mafia members, Richard “Richie” Ruiz (originally from Varrio Bakers in Bakersfield) and Eddie “Pelon” Moreno from Norwalk, CA.

151 Comments for “Lopez MaraVilla”

  1. Big Flaco M.V

    MARAVILLA TILL THE END LOPEZ BARRIO BIG FLACO R..I.P MINO !! WblankUP TO MY PRIMO TERMITE

  2. Joker. Mexican iraq veterans. MIV

    i grew up in this hood. right underneath jail on that Hill.

  3. unknowns

    R.I.P to my Daddy Thumper died in 1997! I love you daddy

  4. LOPEZ MARAVILLA

    Thats was a real good homie from LOPEZ.
    R.I.P Thumper LMV

    • unknown

      thumper was a good homie,man remember all good times and bad times with him…big bad LMV GANG

      • OG PNUT LMV

        THUMPER WAS A FIRME HOMIE…HE WAS ALWAYS KICKING IT AT MY HOUSE DUNCAN AVE , EAST LA ** BACK IN THE 90S IT WAS ON AND CRACKING **

        • Liz

          Thank you all for the respect. Carlos (Thumper) was my big brother. He was my light and protector. I appreciate it.

        • OldFriendLMV

          What up PNut? You probably dont remember me but I was there on Duncan with Thumper, Coolie, Rhino… Goodtimes! RIP Thumper!

  5. rayray

    what up wit tht foo panda he lived on fraser across frm the red flop house tht guy was cool

  6. Gilbert guy looking for homies im 58 went to Maranne elem

    looking for old friends I lived on Mich&humpreys before hosp. Was build

  7. Tiny Rita

    “We need not ashamed to glance to the zodiac
    The zodiac is well worth reading

  8. Tiny Rita

    AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ALL THE LADIES IN MARAVILLA
    EVEN IF THEY’RE 69
    You can never take for granted he loves you.
    It’s always good to like him, it’s a great sport.”

  9. CRYSTAL JAZZ

    COME
    Live in My Heart
    AND
    PAY No Rent

  10. ReGaLaDo JenHoe Vaquez

    .

  11. Gypsy

    I’m 62 I worked at Cleland House on Dozier back in 1969/70. Some of the best years of my life. LMV showed me love, even though I was a black college kid, because I showed them respect. Johnny Portillo, Johnny Dominguez, Big Mike Eddie “Gato”,Speedy…these are great guys I will never forget. Anybody still around who remembers us taking the Cleland house van to camp at Big Sur?

  12. Marian

    RIP Rudy Smokey 1999.
    Miss you dearly , wish you guys would remember him

    • Indio aka gadget

      Never forgotten. Big homie SMOKEY RIP. Much LOPEZ LOVE AND RESPECT to fallen homies. LOPEZ GANG MV LOPEROS STAY UP

  13. Marian

    Miss you Smokey ! RIP 1999

  14. Marian

    Miss you dearly Smokey ! RIP 1999

  15. OldFriendLMV

    RIP to the Home Moreno!
    Miss you much!

  16. CRAZY BOY EAST LOS RAP GAME ON LOCK

    WHATS UP TO ALL MY HOMIEZ FROM THAT LOPEZ CLICK WHATS UP P-NUT “MR.BURNS”

  17. grizz

    Went to school with moreno. Firme vato!soy grizzly gage boys mvr

  18. LOPERO SLIM

    NOTHING BUT LOPERO LOVE TO ALL THE REAL LOPEROS!!! AND TO THE HOMIES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO THE HOOD. THE HOOD WOULD B NOTHING WITHOUT THAT LOPERO LOVE!!!

  19. PORKY

    WELCOME HOME BANDIT POMONA SUR 13 CYS FROM PEPE PERIKO SPARKY CHICO BEAR CHINO KOKY WICKED DEMON RIP SMOKIE FLACO INDIO RIP CHUCO BLACKBIRD GATO FRANK CISKO MOSCO CASPER GREEN EYES BLANCO CHILIO JOKER DUKE LIL BIRD CREEPER WINO LARGO MONO PUPPETT PITBULL

  20. wimps

    What up loperos young wimps her

    • MR. PELON LMV GANG

      Are you the homie that lived on the corner of Brooklyn & Mc Donald,hey what’s up home it’s been a long time carnal how are things going for you ?

  21. Eva J

    hey whats up everybody or anybody from eastlos i lived on michigan/humphry too am here with vicky am eva and we like to know if any remembers Joey negro from LMV RIP,

    • bobby.Lopez

      Hey Joey negros was my homie .I remember when he bought a bomba (car) old gangster. I think it was a 48….it was a bad blank rafla. .my name is Bobby (oso) Lopez MV..chowww

    • Gilbert Barela

      Get back to me from same street. LMV

    • Bobby LopezMV (oso) vet.

      oh yeah I remember Joey negro.he was a couple years younger than me but I do remember him.my name is Bobby Lopez from Lopez MaraVille.. OSO.#1..

      • Pelon

        What up bobby this is Pelon danny boys brother your bro winner been a long time how is your bro Adolf

        • bobby.Lopez

          Hey Pelon..Alejo.right..Adolph skipper lol is kinda ok.dam diabetic getting to him..but he’s ok..how about Danny boy.david.your sister how are they doing….

        • bobby.Lopez

          Hey Pelon..dam home boy yeah its been a while. .iam doing good carnal..kicking back in tejas bro..but doing good

  22. Bobby LopezMV (oso) vet.

    Whats up to all my homies..its bobby oso ..lil. man’carnal.R.I.P.

  23. Bobby LopezMV (oso) vet.

    To all my home boys R.I.P. my road dog.Louie Flaco. Patrick. Wino. Diablo. Huero. Rolo. Ernie.wheels. crow. Hisccarnal.Chuco.HM. .the list go.s on..All my home girls your not forgotten. ..Bobby Lopez MV.still kicking..

    • Happie MVR

      RIP PATRICK. THANKS FOR TAKING CARE OF US.

    • bobby lopez

      To all my lil homies from the LMV gang stay down..Bobby (oso).#1big time LMV

      • TWEETYLMV

        BIG BAD LOS MEADOWS VARRIO LMV XMV3 COLORADO SPRINGS 719 SUR13 GANG f BUSTERS,NSM,LF,CRIPS,BLOODS,UNL,OGC,DMC AND ALL NORPUTOS RIP LAZY FROM VRG MUST REST TO WESTSIDE VARRIO,PARKSIDE VARRIO,J13,EASTSIDE DUKES,F13,18ST,MS13,PBS,C-14 AND ALL THE WICKED SURENOS FREE PEE WEE AND WICKED RIP TRIGGA,DANGER,GRUMPY AND DEMON SUR TRECE GANG

    • Jesse Noriega

      Orale! I knew Patrick and Diablo and the cuates. My carnal Pepe used to fix their ramflas for them. I helped diablo pblank his government clblank so he could graduate from Garfield. I know he remembers me (Chino). I went to school with another one of your homeboys. I can’t remember his name but he used to drive a ’69 or a ’70 gold chevy. He was called Negro or Indio I think. We went to night school at Garfield together.My brother-in -law is Cholo (Raul) from Lopez.I went to acouple of your block parties. They were firme.

    • Jesse Noriega

      Orale! I remember Patrick and Diablo. My carnal Pepe used to work on their cars. I helped Diablo pblank government clblank so he could graduate from Garfield. Te acuerdas Diablo? My brother-in-law is Cholo From Lopez. I used to hang out With one of your homies at Garfield Night school. I think his name was Negro. He used to drive a gold ’69 or ’70 Chevrolet with a black top. He was a firme vato. Brings back a lot of memories and good tiempos.You can reply if you remember me. I used to be Chino from Marianna Maravilla. My email is jnrega@gmail.com.

  24. Bobby LopezMV (oso) vet.

    Whats up home boy I was a lil younger back then.but yeah .I remember.J.portillo.J.Indio. mike Salcido..pie…were you related to earle…I lived.next door to all the torres.s. Eblanktern and Dozier.. Hey Gypsy. ..I remember you brother. Did u have a brother name earle…iam 55 yrs.old. Cleland House.was bad blank place..back then..remember mrs.B. ha ha ..dammm

  25. angel jimenez

    whats up big loperos gangsters soy big chango dela lopez maravilla tax free varrio i remember all my loperos restting in peace much love and respect puro lopez maravilla.

    • Cw

      I remember the days playing basketball up I’m the hill. Lived on Sydney Dr. Best regards to the 90s Raza living in good times and bad ones. Best memories are there it made me a better person who can truly appreciate life for what it is.

  26. Downer

    What happened to the homeboy nino?? His first name was tony reyes. Was busted with that foo in the ealy 1990s.

  27. Downer

    What about that foo masa from lmv??

    • rosie

      Are you talking about Masa”Fernie”he lived on sydney if thats who you are talking about he is busted

      • Sal

        I went to hamel with masa and beeper…..I lived on Eastern!All my LMV peeps hit me up on FB Sal Luna i wana get in touch with everyone….661-303-3911if anyone hears from masa or beeper!!!

  28. LIL'CHINO-LOPEZ MV

    WHAT’S UP GANGSTER CHUCO LMV,HOW YOU & THE FAMILY DOING YOU KNOW, DAMM I TRIP ON ALL THESE NET BANGGERS STRAIGHT FOOLS WE DON’T DO THAT ish YOU KNOW STRAIGHT RESPECT FROM ME JOJO AKA JAP FOR THE ONES WHO REALLY KNOW ME ALRIGHT HOMIE MUCH RESPECT TO YOU & THE FAMILY STRAIGHT GALINDO.

  29. LIL'CHINO-LOPEZ MV

    WHAT’S UP HOMIES STRAIGHT FROM THAT LOPEZ TOWN MARAVILLA YOU KNOW, R.I.P. TO ALL MY HOMEBOYS THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES TO LOPEZ AVE. RESPECT IS EVERYTHING & GOD IS GOOD, COMING FROM A STRAIGHT LOPERO LIL’CHINO-LOPEZ TOWN MARAVILLA.

  30. rosie

    If your talking about Masa that lived on Sydney he is busted

  31. Gilbert Barela

    Good to here every body Lopez Maravilla still looking for old homies I’m Gilbert friends & familia called me guy I’m 60 years young and still down puro Lopez Maravilla

  32. Gilbert Barela

    I’m Gilbert -Guy 60 years young my sisters are Jeannette 64 Gloria 62 we lived on Humprey & Mich- in the house that had a palm tree in. Front yard Eva J would like to meet you and others on the block we moved when hospital was built I remember when they built the L.B.freeway always gone back to LOPEZ MARA remember making wooden gold carts & scoothers get back to me Eva j or anybody from the block puro Lopez Mara

    • bobby.Lopez. (oso) #1

      whats up Gilbert this is Bobby Lopez Iam not sure if you remember me.but soy die hard Pura Lopez MV.kicking in tejas right now..anyway get back with me there’ are lots of homies and homegirls on face book..look me up under bobby lopez later chowww

      • Guy

        What’s up homie I’m in Montebello right now good to here from the barrio I go to EL PASO sometime take care keep your head up like MARA always does It I’m always at Litos cork room good to hear from you

        • el happy lopero

          saludos homie from happy lmv el paso hit up the homies at the goodlife tattoo parlor on fredwilson when you get to el paso the loperoz will be there.

  33. Fimbres LMV

    Orale homie its me Rascal LMV , my dad was Huero. Damn all the O.G’s are gone there not too many left. We are still here strong. I miss all those homies, you for got Louie (pute, pute) and Big Payaso.

    • bobby.Lopez. (oso) #1

      Iam still here. .live and kicking.lil homie. Huero was one of my best home boys. ….good homie. ..this Is Bobby (oso) Lopez. Puro LMV..

    • Bogar

      Q-vo Rascal, it’s Bogar. Get at me loco. Ask my brother in law peanut for my number.
      Met your primo from Bblankett. Firme Vato.

    • bobby.Lopez

      whats up Rascal …it bobby oso the Big LMV gang..huero..diablo..they were good homies..my click..

  34. Castaneda

    “OG Boxer R.I.P.” is my hefito, my uncle’s Smiley and Shorty are still around…

    • I went to hamel with masa back in the day....he lived in the alley behi d the store.

      I remember Smiley from back in the day

    • q-vo homie ur jefito big boxer started lopez mv in chuco in the 70s rip and ur tio shorty comes and goes from l.a to el paso my jefe is gizmo from lmv el paso im happy from lmv

      q-vo homie ur jefito big boxer started lopez mv in chuco in the 70s rip and ur tio shorty comes and goes from l.a to el paso my jefe is gizmo from lmv el paso im happy from lmv

  35. ANOM

    IM LOOKING FOR LEO CARRILLO (YOGIE) FROM LMV IM HIS NEPHEW.APPRECIATE IF SOMEONE CAN HELP!

  36. V.KAMSTERSX3 WPK

    f SOPEZ! ESV.KAMX3 GANGOTA FUXK ALL MANTEkS

  37. V.KAMSTERSX3 WPK

    KAM GANG X3 f A.BUTTER HAHAHA

  38. Pelon

    It good to here u r doing good everyone is doing fine so far just getting older I have 2 more years to retire can’t wait I will b 58 I live in ela not to bad any kids

  39. Pelon

    How old was your carnal when he pblank away him Ernie and Davie art bro came to my mom house in pico that was last time I seen him may he Rip he was a good home boy

  40. cc

    Any of you lived in Sydney?

  41. Joe

    Anybody know what happen to Boxer and Babe. ?They where brothers They use to box at the cleland back in late 70s

  42. Joe

    Anybody knows what happen to boxer and babe. ?They where brothers. And use to box in the clelan house. Back in the late 70s

  43. LOS MEADOWS VARRIO X3

    BIG BAD LOS MEADOWS VARRIO GANG X3 COLORADO SPRINGS 719 LMV GANG SURX3

  44. cc

    What ever happen to spanky? Toro? Older veteranos

  45. JOKER

    BIG BAD MEADOWS GANG f LOPEZ MARA NK NSMK UNLK BDK CK BK DMCK LFK SURENO GANG THE REAL LMV GANG X3 COLORADO 719 MOST disliked BUT NEVER CONFRONTED f CSPD AND f LAMES

  46. sondog12

    Orale, much respect to you LMV. My jefito pblanked away last year on September 21,2013. His name was Ernesto Quintanar AKA BEBE de Lopez Maravilla, he was 77….An OG Homie

  47. ?urious

    Any body know what happened to AugDog? Looking to reunite.

  48. bobby.Lopez. (oso) #1

    Sylvia..Chuco..Pelon…any other homie..give me a ring. .956..3373677

  49. cs

    Anyone know guys from Lopez Maravilla El Paso? Guys there have been established since the 1970s from the original LMV from East Los.

  50. Joe

    Anybody know about Frank Cortez…lived on Lopez. I don’t think he was from there but I know a lot of people hung with em and he was respected. And anything on masa!!!

  51. dd

    Where is Lopez now? I drive to the area and I don’t see anyone.

  52. p15

    Hey I don’t gang bang but I like to read about chicanos .
    The sons of mexicans in the usa. Life in east La caugth my attention. There is something special about east los. The way chicanos are, the way they talk keeping it real mexican. Been proud of been aztecs. I think that style comes from the ancient mexico mix with modern USA at that time. Many chicanos say words such aa ese, barrio, vamos a tirar la chancla . Thats the talking they use at the revolution back in mexico and east La has conserve that slang thru generations. Mexicans in south central for example are different. They dont talk like guys in east la. Even some if them call each other guy. I don’t gang bang but I like to read about life in east los.. Sometimes i drive in east los. Trying to find places like in the movies made in east los, but i dont know wich street to drive trhu. And i know it can be dangerous trying to find where the gangs are locate it and see real gangster. Since i like to read about chicanos can someone tell me how is life in the real gang area, and is east los style dying do to new people moving in to east los and veteranos moving to other states

  53. Rayray

    Anybody hered of Guppy Lopez Maravilla?

  54. Rayray

    Anybody know Guppy Lopez Maravilla?

  55. CAPONE LOPEZ MARA

    Yeah I know guppy, I’m taller than that puto he looks up to me
    Petho that you recognize
    CAPONE•JOJO•CHINITO•BUZZARD•TIGER•LEFTY•CHOCO
    Puro pcp

  56. lynwood dukes 13

    do u vatos from lopez know that the founder of your barrio is still alive I think his 92 yrs old ww2 vetterano his son was a professional boxer ralphy el maravilla they lived on lopez st

  57. IRENE

    My family has been on Lopez Ave since the 1920’s…Los Leos!

  58. Luis Alvarado

    Does anyone know a man from Lopez Maravilla that was known as Guero who was ked at City Hall on a night of Street Scene concerts?

  59. hammel st.

    Rest in peace my good friend Marcos I will miss you and our friendship.
    God bless be at peace now with your uncle Lee who I miss as well..

  60. no name

    Who knows Raymond (chino) Gonzalez???

  61. Cc

    Anyone know what happened to JoJO?

  62. Anonymous

    Anyone know Rudy Bazudy LMV?

  63. Ghost gambino

    So is maravilla south side now .. ?From what I last I heard they were

  64. Ghost gambino

    So is mv south side now ?

  65. Big pookie aka vision

    Rest in peace big Rolo Lopez Maravilla rip gallo lopez mara rip spider 1 n 2 …rip diablo rip big mickeys el hoyo mara.. rip big blex tcs

  66. NINO FROM LOPEZMV

    HOLDING IT DOWN IN PLACEMENT f ALL MY ENEMIES ….BIG BAD LOPEZ ! FREE LxNECIO ! FREE ME ! RIP LxSPIDER ! vLMVR1FFA

  67. NINO FROM LOPEZMV

    LOPEZ MARAVILLA R1FFA

  68. HAPPY LMV

    LOPEZ MARAVILLA EL PASO TEXAS. SHOUT OUT TO ALL MARAVILLA GANGSTERS.

  69. HAPPY LMV

    LOPEZ MARAVILLA GANG. SHOUT OUT TO ALL MARAVILLA GANGSTERS ESPECIALY TO ALL LOPEROZ. FROM THE HOMIES IN EL PASO TEXAS.

  70. Sal

    What happen to louie (mousie) and beeper( greg pacheco)

  71. NoeM

    I grew up in this neighborhood Floral & Sydney from around 89-95 and moved away at young age but will forever rememember what I saw; I saw “Gato” get shot and run half a block And die, also saw the white wino “42” get shot with his old lady, I remember he lived but she later OD’ed I think( I forget if she died in the shooting or OD later), Remember big tall guy named “Moto”, I also remember a guy that only had a left arm everyone called lefty, overall I can’t say anything bad about anyone from that neighborhood, hope everyone is well and will forever remember y’all…

  72. Montero from SGV

    RIP Rudy BAZUDY LMV….THAT WAS WAS MY JEFITO.

  73. Adels

    Any know pblankion” guy name john John. His best friend was jaybird..if you know john please call me with info emergancy 562 2424845

  74. Shy boy

    Lmv f the boners lopez mara all day f gizmoe vagina blank foo i beat his blank lmv all day

  75. LA LOPEZ MARA

    VLOPEZMVR SSK 13K

  76. HEATER'S BABY MAMA

    HEATER, BUY DIAPERS YOU LAME.

  77. HEATER'S BABY MAMA

    HEATER, BUT DIAPERS YOU LAME.

  78. El spider fooooo

    GMV foo

  79. Joe

    I wasn’t from the neighborhood but I remember back in 1974 the cleland house had a program for trouble kids and we went on a trip to the Inyo national Forrest, it changed my life. I remember chemo, Pebbles and her brother Ernie.My pops joe and uncles Gilbert $ Tomas Ceballos were from the neighborhood, the grew up on fisher, the house was knocked down to make room for the 710 fwy

  80. Joe ceballos

    My family lived on fisher st from the 1940’s thru the 60’s the Ceballos family, the house was knocked down to make room for the 710 fwy

  81. lmao

    heaters baby mama need school clothes

  82. LOPEZ MV

    anybody remember lil gato? where has that foo been posted up i miss that foo

  83. MARA

    OG MARVELOUS GANGSTERS !

  84. BIG BAD FLORENCIA ESE MONSTER GREEN LIGHT N1QQ3RS TAKING LOS ANGELES OVER

    Fk these green light j cats. Next to child molesters and sex offenders get PCP asap in jail n pin.f13 controla

  85. BIG BAD FLORENCIA ESE MONSTER GREEN LIGHT N1QQ3RS TAKING LOS ANGELES OVER

    fk green lighters F13. FK THE REST

  86. BIG BAD FLORENCIA ESE MONSTER GREEN LIGHT N1QQ3RS TAKING LOS ANGELES OVER

    Fx3

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