Southside Florencia (F13) in Florence / South Los Angeles

Florencia 13 gang graffiti, 1998

Florencia 13 gang graffiti, 1998

Florencia / Florence 13 [F13] is a predominately Latino street gang located in an unincorporated section of South Los Angeles between Slauson (north) and Firestone (south) from Central Avenue (west) in Compton (east) known as Florence/Firestone. Portions of this territory extends further west into the City of Los Angeles and east into the City of Huntington Park making them one of the largest gang territories in Los Angeles County.

This is not the only Florencia gang neighborhood in Los Angeles county but it is the oldest and largest crossing three jurisdictions, Florence, City of Los Angeles and Huntington Park in a contiguous fashion. This gang formed during the 1950s and is among the oldest street gang located in South Los Angeles, predating the various Crip and Blood gangs in the area.

During the 1940s and 1950s, other Latino gangs in the area included Elm Street Watts, Hickory Street Watts, Lynwood Paragons, Ochentas, Watts Varrio Grape, Weigland Colonia Watts and the now defunct Watts Jardin.

Florence is simply known as F13, one of the oldest gangs that use “13” in their name which represents the 13th letter in the alphabet for marijuana or mota and not for the Mexican Mafia like many law enforcement professionals claim. Using “13” in a gang name actually predates the founding of the Mexican Mafia in 1957 and the year of their city-wide influence of 1994. Most teenagers in a gang, will often smoke marijuana with their peers which symbolized being “loco” or crazy, hence why many Latino gang names have either “13” or “locos” in their name (For more on this: http://bit.ly/2ciVht7).

When the Mexican Mafia started to build their prison gang during the 1960s, Florencia members were among some of the early members. Some of the F13 members that have been inducted into the Mexican Mafia include, Marcello “Gabby” Baeza, Arturo “Tablas” Castellanos, Braulio “Babo” Castellanos, Michael “Oso” Contrera, Juan “Topo” Garcia, David “Loco” Gallegos, Leonel “Wizard” Laredo, Ralph “Rafa” Mata, Victor “Gator” Meza, Armando “Perico” Ochoa, David “Puppet” Paez, Rosario “Chago” Ramirez and Ruben “Snuffy” Sanchez.

Circa 1974, Florence gang members on Holmes & Florence Ave.

Early 1970s, Florence gang members on Holmes & Florence Ave.

Florencia has been involved in a large scale conflict with most of the East Coasts Crips sets on the eastside of South LA over a drug dispute that occurred in 1999 or 2000. A member of the 68 or 69 East Coasts Crips was the driver for a Florence 13 drug delivery. The driver may not have been completely aware that he was transporting somewhere between 200 and 300 kilograms of drugs. The driver along with with other East Coast Crips members from the Six Pacc, decided to keep the drugs starting the conflict (more: http://bit.ly/2bIwxYK). According to a RICO indictment, F13’s leader, Arturo Castellanos, sent word in 2004 from his Pelican Bay State Prison cell that he wanted Florence members to begin “cleansing” against the East Coast Crips. On August 5, 2005, Marcus “Hamburger” Mathis, 23 from 76 East Coast Crips was shot killed by Florence 13 member at 1407 E. Nadeau St. in Florence-Firestone.

The other Florence territories in Los Angeles are newer and smaller.

The clicks of this neighborhood include:

  1. 57th Street Malditos (MDS)
  2. 62nd Street
  3. 59th Street Malditos (MDS)
  4. 64th Street Locos
  5. 66th Street Locos
  6. 67th Street Dream Boys (DBS)
  7. 68th Street Tokers
  8. 69th Street Asesinos (AES)
  9. 70th Street Midnight Street Boys (MNSB)
  10. 70th Street Neighborhood Dukes (NHD)
  11. 71st Street Pee Wee Locos (PWLS)
  12. 75th Street Locos
  13. 76th Street Malos (MLS)
  14. 81st Street Jokers (JKS)
  15. 84th Street Bagos (BGS)
  16. 85th Street Locos
  17. 87th Street Lil Rascals
  18. 90th Street Eazy Boys (EZB)
  19. Criminals
  20. Diablos (DBS)
  21. Gangster Locas
  22. Gangsters (GS)
  23. Holmes Street / Holmes Street Locos (HST/HSLS)
  24. Huntington Park Termites
  25. Lil Chicos
  26. Locos (LCS)
  27. Matones
  28. Night Owls
  29. Palm Street
  30. Pee Wees (PWS)
  31. Termites (TMS)
  32. The Klan
  33. Tiny Locos

Female clicks

  1. Baby Locas
  2. Midnight Locas (MLS)
  3. Tiny Locas

In 1971, Florencia member Trinidad “Trinny” Iglesia had a physical confrontation with Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Gary Saunders that resulted in Iglesia shooting Sauders with his own revolver. Iglesia was convicted of 2nd degree murder and released from prison in 1975.

In 2007, the U.S. Justice Department indicted nearly 100 members of F13 after a 2 year investigation by the FBI.

Florencia has always been represented in the Mexican Mafia, going back to the early 1960s. La Eme members over the year have included:

  1. Braulio “Babo” Castellanos
  2. Rosario “Chango” Ramirez
  3. Marcello “Gabby” Baeza
  4. Victor “Gator” Meza
  5. David “Loco” Gallegos
  6. Ralph “Mata” Rafa
  7. Michael “Oso” Contrera
  8. Armando “Perico” Ochoa
  9. Ruben “Snuffy” Sanchez
  10. Arturo “Tablas” Castellanos
  11. Juan “Topo” Garcia
  12. Leonel “Wizard” Laredo
  13. Reuben Castrellon


Deceased Members of F13

  1. Bad Boy (EZB)
  2. Baldy
  3. Bandit
  4. Big Bobby
  5. Chicken Hawk
  6. Joshua “Chucky” Bedolla, 25 (Aug 17, 1992 – Nov 27, 2007)
  7. Carlos Martin “Crazy Boy” Ortiz, 44 (July 7, 1970 – June 9, 2015), was fatally shot on the 400 block of North Santa Fe Avenue in Compton, CA.
  8. Cricket
  9. Cyclops (AES)
  10. Cyco
  11. Epimenio “Epi” Padilla (NHD),30, ( – January 21, 2004), was fatally shot outside of El Rodeo nightclub at 8825 Washington Blvd in Pico Rivera, CA with friend and fellow Florencia member Ramon Oseguera
  12. Felipon
  13. Goofey
  14. Raul “Gotty” Hernandez (1992 – 2011)
  15. Lil Huero
  16. Klown
  17. Largoe
  18. Lil Man
  19. Lil Lonely
  20. Miner
  21. Osito (64th Street Locos)
  22. Poney
  23. Lil Ruben
  24. Juan Carlos “Scrappy” Sanchez, 29 ( – Apr. 18, 2009) fatally shot at a Huntington Park party at 6219 Newell St. In 2009, 18th Street member, James Delton Paredes and Magaly Villalobos, 16, were charged with murder.
  25. Shadow (EZB)
  26. Shady
  27. Jesus “Slim” Garcia, 21, (May 10, 1986 – July 9, 2007) – NHD
  28. Tommie “Smiley” Lozano, 19 (July 19, 1956 – May 19, 1976) shot and killed by fellow Florence member Michael Hernandez “Oso” Contreras according to LASD. Contreras was eventually convicted of a 1980 and a 1981 murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  29. Sniffy (64th Street Locos)
  30. Spider
  31. Travieso (Neighborhood Dukes)
  32. Trigger
  33. Trusty
  34. Yayo
  35. Lil Yogy
  36. Warlok
  37. Weazal
  38. Ramon Oseguera, 27 ( – January 21, 2004), (NHD) was fatally shot outside of El Rodeo nightclub at 8825 Washington Blvd in Pico Rivera, CA with friend and fellow Florencia member Epimenio “Epi” Padilla.
  39. Yair Oliva, 16, ( – Apr 15, 2005) Died as the result of single shot to face by 66 East Coast Crips member. Stephen Patterson, who was convicted in this case.

182 Comments for “Southside Florencia (F13) in Florence / South Los Angeles”

  1. 13

    These guys need to calm down cuz we outnumber those pussies there I only 8,000 guys banging and 25,000 Mexican bangers so these muggers should just give up and get jobs because even the cartels are starting to control not just chicanos

    • ace

      f#@$k surrats you f#@$king wet taco

    • racetrackrick

      your scumbag criminal miscreants need to get the hell out Florence and Huntington park.back in 83′ it was a lot peaceful.for one it was integrated with all races.everytime people try to live in harmony u guys destroy the neighborhood.i am a chicano who grew up with everyone.blacks and chicanos cant get jobs because of wetback beaners imposing their will.sure its three to one ratio of wetback beaner outnumbering blacks.the only pussies are the wetback beaner gangs.btw the cartel will do business with the blacks .if they want,the cartel will run over your snitching lollipoproach rat blankes

      • Brown Pride

        Hey racetraCKd#$klover, you ain’t no Chicano. You’re either a guy or a guy lover you f#@$ken homo. You f#@$ken fried chicken, watermelon eating, cool aid drinking, sperm swallowing turd.

  2. GHOST

    WE SIX FOUR LOCOTES STILL HERE ESE MR GHOST OG FLORENCIA 13 64STREETER

  3. Florenciano

    Ain’t been around in a while ese, where’s all the homeboys from the past? Slik, Tova, Chito, Art, J-Rat, Penguin, Tripper, Stomper, Wolfie, Youngster, Creeper, Nano, ext…

  4. Diablito efe 3ce

    May Chucky, Warlok and Psyco rest in piece with the rest of the homies. F’s Up Chucky, never forgot about you bby boy 🙁

  5. lamont williams

    I dont like flowers k….this dat Big bad azzz wesssssssssidddddee M.V.P.G.C……Most Valuable Pimp Gangsta Crip….Pimps up…..flowers down chick…..
    I dont like flowers fo life all yaw some I dont likein roaches. ….

  6. lamont williams

    I dont like flowers……W/S M.V.P.G.C…….cripppppppp

  7. lamont williams

    F’s down chickhhhhh…..Big Money Grip…..W/S M.V.P.G.C…….pimps up wet back roaches down…..

  8. Florenciano

    You stupid blank munkee f#@$k. f#@$k you and the whore that bread you. SSF1364stLCTS

    • racetrackrick

      f#@$k the beaner wetback rat who sh*%ted you out you wetback beaner f#@$k fiorentina dirteens and their boyfriends

    • lamont williams

      No f#@$k you and the stupid azz wet back mother of yours….I promise you when I catch one of you roaches…I wont stop until exterminate you…..Big Money Grip….W/S M.V.P.G.C……

  9. Florenciano

    Lamont Williams you punk blank internet banger. Go do something productive for your punk blank hood guy. You vagina blank chimpanzees are losing turf everyday. You are nothing but a waste of sperm, your crackphine momma should have aborted you when them f#@$ken apes busted a choo choo train on her for that kible.

    F13SIX4LCS

    • racetrackrick

      .I don’t c u in a university nmaking something of your life.oh wait u did make something u became a lowlife like the rest of your boyfriends.dont you know u and your hairy blank momma gets shot coming into this country by ranchers at the Arizona texas border.you got your nerve you angeldust pcp smoking black tar heroine fool.if anyone who should have been aborted was u.and I hope to god we don’t have pay taxes for having another loser like your offspring.u fatherless street urchin.they should have sent your momma and daddy back to mexico when you were in your mommas f#@$k up pepperbelly.u wetback beaners need to get the hell on out that region and back where you belong and that’s mexico where you don’t have sh*%

  10. Tiny FK

    fkucc fklowers yall gettin served daily. Cix Pacc Crip 62.66.68.69 dirteenk 64k nhdk 42lck hobk yall too ECG NhxBC 1-190-1200

  11. SENTINEL RIFA

    S.S.WATTS SENTINEL BOYS GANG FK FLOWERS ki*lah PUTOS

  12. LA HUERA Y QUE

    ALL YOU VATOS BETTER RUN UP OR SHUT THE f#@$k UP! NOTHING BUT NET BANGERS PINCHIS CHAVALAS!! SAVE THAT sh*% FOR THE STREETS WHERE IT BELONGS! THIS GENERATION AINT sh*% DIDNT THE OG’S SHOW U HOW ITS SUPPOSE TO BE DONE?! NO KNOWLEDGE ON THESE STREETS NOWADAYS!! f#@$k A CULERO BANGING ON THE INTERNET!! ITS EMBARRASING TO SEE THIS sh*% AS A VETERANA YES VETERANA WHO TAUGHT MY NEIGHBORHOOD WHATS UP WITH MY VARRIO NEVER TO HIDE AND ALL I SEE IS THIS ON FACEBOOK TAMBIEN ON INSTAGRAM ALL THAT BULLsh*% WHAT A DISGRACE. SI SUPIERAN LO TODO QUE HICIMOS!! Y TODO PA QUE ESTOS PENDEJOS HABLANDO MIERDA POR LA PUTA COMPUTADORA NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME. IM 43 YEARS f#@$kING OLD AND SO DISSAPOINTED.

  13. El Chiludo

    So you taught your neighborhood what’s and never to hide? Then your neighborhood must of been the punk blank chavalas if they need a hood rat to teach them how to bang. Lol, you stupid cunt probably living off welfare with 5 different baby daddies. What hood you from Huera apestosa? Put it out there, I want to see if any of your homeboys are taking your advice

  14. GHEETO GANG 27 ST

    f#@$k FLOWERSK
    SC.LA GHETTO GANG 27 LIL LOKOS CAN’T HANG WITH US LEVAS!

  15. lamont williams

    I dont like flowers k chick

  16. FuckUlames

    f#@$k Florence 13 lames
    There initiation nowadays is to rob little white girls in LA at gunpoint, buncha pussies. Get a life and a job, chickes. Be a real man. Youngsters have no respect these days.

  17. BROWN PRIDE

    f#@$k mayates aka guys

    • folk ecm lynwood

      f#@$k u Brown putos and flowers we ki*l y’all this is lynwood ecm ready to ki*l for fun and f#@$k surenos gay blank farts

  18. folk ecm lynwood

    f#@$k flowers this is lynwood ecm ready to ki*l the f13 we ki*lahz

  19. BROWN PRIDE

    The only good guy is a dead guy. You muskrats brought the aids to America, now you’re bringing the Ebola. Your people be letting those decease carrying munkees f#@$k them in the blank. How else do you motherf#@$kers get this sh*%. It started with munkees in Africa and now you’re distant relatives have it.

  20. Florence Queen ????

    F’S UP TILL MY DAYS UP ????
    f#@$k ALL YOU LAME blank VATOS .

  21. El Chino Malo

    You f#@$kheads sound like a bunch of clowns with your f#@$ked up clown names: Booger, Joker, Lil Money.

    You f#@$king mamones need to get out of your mama’s house and stop being a tittie baby.

  22. El Chino Malo

    f#@$king mamones need to move out of their mama’s house and be a man after they cut the apron strings. What kind of 30 year old man lives at home with their fat mama??? It would be these F13 foos.

  23. pacoimerom

    f#@$k all guys ki*l em all pacas 13 tls 818 area san fernando valley morro p13tls

    • ace

      f#@$k valley tacos I f#@$ked a gang of slutty messycan chickes from your chick blank surrat hood.
      13k13k13k13k#surrattacosdieslow

  24. Grape St Crips

    Cuh I had me some Brown mexiCCan vagina and that sh*% was bomb she liked that black d#$k haha I dont like F13 cuh and your baby mommas

    • Florence 13

      f#@$k crabs and niggles just f#@$king drop a bomb on all fu
      cking crabs f13 straight crab ki*lah

    • Brown Pride

      What the f#@$k is a cuh? You stupid ignorant guy. Why all you apes have pubic hair on your head? Haven’t you chimps ever wonder that? Take a look at your dumbblankes, they make wigs for guys from pubic hair that Chicanos shave off their lollipop area.

      • gx3LBFG

        Get the f#@$k off the keyboard lil boy a cuh is a crip u obvioisly aint about “that life” or you just some chunty blank whos am embarrasment to la raza f#@$k u chunty ES LBFG f#@$k the bullsh*%

  25. Brown Pride

    I noticed this racetraCKd#$klover fart backs up that snitch Lamont Williams on here with every comment. It’s either the same snitch blank punk or that’s his gay blank lover.

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