Ranch San Pedro

Discuss Hispanic gangs, Southsiders, Sureños in LOS ANGELES COUNTY ONLY. There are four general geographic categories Hispanic gangs fall into for LA.
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Unread post by RuthlessCray » June 19th, 2005, 9:05 pm

RSP artwork sent to me by Lonewolf..


[img]http://mpg.cc/INSANEEMPIRE/rancho_large.jpg[/img]

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Unread post by Lonewolf » June 19th, 2005, 9:15 pm

Orale, good lokin' out.

Looks firme if you ask me, lol.

I'll be sending you some more in time Homie.

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Unread post by BIGG LISTO » June 19th, 2005, 11:02 pm

Pretty firme Perro, I remember when I use to do placasos like that back in High School while in class or when I was just bored.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » June 20th, 2005, 8:14 am

Ey, what up Big Listo, long time Perrron.

Orlae Ese, appreciate the props for my artwork. How come you don't keep the pulse trained anymore?

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Unread post by BIGG LISTO » June 21st, 2005, 9:27 pm

Maybe I'll send Ruthless some of my old shit if I find something good so that he can post up for me.

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Unread post by RuthlessCray » June 22nd, 2005, 6:22 pm

BIGG LISTO wrote:Maybe I'll send Ruthless some of my old shit if I find something good so that he can post up for me.



just PM me with your E mail address and ill do it if you send me any.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » June 22nd, 2005, 6:54 pm

I just sent you one for ES38ST, post it here also Homie.

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Unread post by RuthlessCray » June 22nd, 2005, 7:57 pm

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Unread post by RuthlessCray » June 22nd, 2005, 8:12 pm

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RuthlessBone wrote:[img]http://mpg.cc/INSANEEMPIRE/06-22-2005-06_large.jpg[/img]


these pics have nothing to do with Rancho San Pedro. Let keep it to the topic. Please people.

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Unread post by cbi562 » June 28th, 2005, 1:08 am

BIGG LISTO wrote:Pretty firme Perro, I remember when I use to do placasos like that back in High School while in class or when I was just bored.


Same here homie. I hit the placa all over every desk.

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Unread post by streetsIswatchin » October 30th, 2005, 4:20 am

why do alot of RSP's have connections with West side Wilmas and East side Wilmas if they dont get along??? i know that alot of RSp's kick it in wilmington and wilmas kick it in san pedro...anybody know why?

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Unread post by Lonewolf » October 30th, 2005, 9:26 pm

RSP & WILMAS is a rivalry for sure. I do know that there is vatos from ESW living in Pedro and they're left alone for the most part. I also know vatos from "SP" that live in Wilmas and have "no pedo".

Back in the day, vatos from SP always be partying in Wilmas & vatos from Wilmas would also come party in SP ~ but it always went down between them.

I know that some of the vatos are related and have family ties, and mainly because of these type of family ties and my schooling at Banning H.S. I got to meet a lot of Raza from Wilmas and partied with them many times, especially with the Mahar Street Boys & Hyatt Street Locos.

Lately, from the little that come by my way, is that RSP & W13 veteranos are holding some ties that took root in the inside, but I don't know if this is what you're referring to. However, this is of recent times, because back in the day, you would not catch anyone from RSP attending Banning or vise-versa. RSP Vatos would prefer to go to Narbonne or anywhere else except Banning whenever they got kicked out of school. RSP always found VHCR much easier to deal with, then dealing with the Wilmeros.

I also remember ESWilmeros kicking it at 3RD ST with the old-died-out BSP Barrio San Pedro & PWL Park Western Loma, these two for a time but "not always" would hit up "BSPWL" and they had 3rd St & Beacon St in the ProJects on lock-down.

It was a real trip, because ESW was going at it big time with WSW, and BSP/PWL were also going at it with RSP, yet they were supposed to not-get-along with each other. No one from Pedro was supposed to get along with anyone from Wilmas -especially NOT whole crowds getting along. DUD!

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Unread post by Individual » October 31st, 2005, 1:31 am

PWL and RSP beef back in the days?

I never heard of that..i thought they where like family..

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Unread post by Lonewolf » October 31st, 2005, 4:30 am

Individual wrote:PWL and RSP beef back in the days?

I never heard of that..i thought they where like family..
They're cool with each other (what's left of PWL) nowadays, but believe me, they had a lot of beef with each other. They'd go at it anywhere they meet -Royal Palms, Cabrillo, Peck Park, Spiros, Summerland, Fisherman's Party, all the time & all over the town.

You had a lot of PWL people that moved down the hill when their Barrio was torned down for re-development. BOOBOO, WOLFY, CHICO, EDDIE, POLLO, RAY, DIABLO, CHENTE, HARPO, and a whole mess more that I can name if you need me to(?)

R.I.P. EDDIE-BOY & R.I.P. EXTRA vPWLsp

POLLO got shanked by RSP.... RAY always be whooping some rsp a*s.... DIABLO always had a hatred for them.... on an on I can go on with this beef between these two Varrios - surmise to say that "indeed" they did not get along too well with each other back in the day....

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Unread post by KRDreJ » November 2nd, 2005, 2:11 am

Hmm yeah I would owise wonder about that..

my cousin use to bang rsp locas then she got with some vato from wsw which se met thru goofy from rsp ls. some vatos from 16st started trippin on him but he was cool he wasnt all like this westside wilmas fuck rancho and all that bs... he kinda adapted to rsp... they were coo if he didnt look for beef then they didn't look for beef.

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Unread post by streetsIswatchin » February 12th, 2006, 6:53 am

thanks lonewolf thats interesting. Nowadays the only RSP that i see are the RSPLS, their usually older dudes right? I see RSPSC and RSP3ST. It looks like RSP 16ST is pretty dead now but im not sure. YC still having troubles with RSP? it looks like there not around much either but maybe their low profiling it right now?

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Unread post by KRDreJ » February 12th, 2006, 11:08 am

streetsIswatchin wrote:thanks lonewolf thats interesting. Nowadays the only RSP that i see are the RSPLS, their usually older dudes right? I see RSPSC and RSP3ST. It looks like RSP 16ST is pretty dead now but im not sure. YC still having troubles with RSP? it looks like there not around much either but maybe their low profiling it right now?



The Most RSP you will see nowadays are the SC LS and 16st.


16st and SC are the 1's with the most locked up 1's

when u pass by the YC neighborhood you will probably see like 5 of the youngsters posted up tagging up their own varrio but not kicking dust anymore

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Unread post by streetsIswatchin » February 12th, 2006, 11:29 am

is that beef with YC and RSP died down?? Looks like the YC's are there to stay. I heard the YC's in lynwood are running into trouble with the CVTF's there. Theres quite a few CVTF's living in lynwood now.

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Unread post by KRDreJ » February 12th, 2006, 3:47 pm

YC was deeper in Pedro a few years ago


but they are dieing down slowly I don't know if there local taggers will join them or a crip gang since they kinda cool with eachother against RSP.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » February 14th, 2006, 8:43 pm

KRDreJ wrote:YC was deeper in Pedro a few years ago


but they are dieing down slowly I don't know if there local taggers will join them or a crip gang since they kinda cool with eachother against RSP.
AAAHHHH DRE, how you gonna say that YC was deeper than RSP a few years back????? The most they could muster was 50-70 heads TOP - not much more than that... On the other hand - RSP LOCOS alone can match that number, needless to say "the whole 3RD ST clika" 100-150 Homies.. Then you still got the rest of the clikas to count heads on.. Altogether if you put them all in one room -RSP old and new, you can rank them between 300-500 heads & THAT'S NO LIE!

NO WAY YC WAS DEEPER THAN RSP - maybe around your streets, but that's about it...

But you know what DRE, MAYBE I read your words wrong and what you meant was simply that YC was deeper in SP than in Lynwood - and that I can't speak on...

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Unread post by KRDreJ » February 15th, 2006, 7:10 pm

lonewolf wrote:
KRDreJ wrote:YC was deeper in Pedro a few years ago


but they are dieing down slowly I don't know if there local taggers will join them or a crip gang since they kinda cool with eachother against RSP.
AAAHHHH DRE, how you gonna say that YC was deeper than RSP a few years back????? The most they could muster was 50-70 heads TOP - not much more than that... On the other hand - RSP LOCOS alone can match that number, needless to say "the whole 3RD ST clika" 100-150 Homies.. Then you still got the rest of the clikas to count heads on.. Altogether if you put them all in one room -RSP old and new, you can rank them between 300-500 heads & THAT'S NO LIE!

NO WAY YC WAS DEEPER THAN RSP - maybe around your streets, but that's about it...

But you know what DRE, MAYBE I read your words wrong and what you meant was simply that YC was deeper in SP than in Lynwood - and that I can't speak on...
I ment that YC was deeper back in the days from there head counts I never mentioned deeper then RSP

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Unread post by streetsIswatchin » May 27th, 2006, 6:48 pm

this is what i heard on Rsp, they are weak...they have no riders, DCC Dodge City Crip is still there practically right in the heart of San Pedro. YC is still there pretty much unchallenged by Rsp who's way deeper. And i also heard ESW is taking trips to San pedro at will.
i been to san pedro to parties and RSP looks like a bunch of cracked out has beens. YC is there to stay and so is DCC.

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Unread post by KRDreJ » May 29th, 2006, 3:48 pm

streetsIswatchin wrote:this is what i heard on Rsp, they are weak...they have no riders, DCC Dodge City Crip is still there practically right in the heart of San Pedro. YC is still there pretty much unchallenged by Rsp who's way deeper. And i also heard ESW is taking trips to San pedro at will.
i been to san pedro to parties and RSP looks like a bunch of cracked out has beens. YC is there to stay and so is DCC.


It's gonna start to look nasty when the older foos from RSP get out of the pen this summer.. YC is fadeing only have like 3 down foos rest of them groupies... DCC are busters out of towners who never blast owise running from the rancheros..ESW only thing they do is bang on the walls same thing dominguez varrio does in there hood.

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Unread post by mr 503 » June 1st, 2006, 12:09 am

this fool is talking out of his neck.. man ESW is known for holding their own. i know they arent the baddest gang out there but they get their respect from putting in work. and any veterano from the harbor area will vouch for that.

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Unread post by streetsIswatchin » June 2nd, 2006, 9:11 pm

When a gang is depending on guys comin out the pen then thats not good sign. Unless these fools out the pen can influence youngstaz then i dont think they gonna be out to do dirt being frsh outta there. Just like they were talking about Tragniew Park Crip having a come back cuz niggas comin out the pen. They gonna have other shit on their mind like eating and not going back in. YC only having 3 heads right now shows RSP aint much these days. Them Wilmas gangs have always been more aggressive even when RSP was at its height.

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Unread post by 562_HOMIE » April 10th, 2007, 2:50 am

I don't go to San Pipas much just to chill with girls. From my opinion RSP, WSW was always more traditional in putting youths in. You had to be from the barrio, live there your life sometimes even your parents. This is especially true for RSP who I always saw as more third generation gang were members had deep family roots. I felt the Eastside gangs of Harbor area citys were always more based on immigrant, 1st generation, and town-hoppers. RSP has alwasy had decent numbers to me, however I haven't been there in a while.

Thats just my view but I feel alot of citys with East/West dealt with these differences.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » April 10th, 2007, 1:08 pm

From my experience of being around in Pedro for some time . . .
RSP has always had the numbers, but a lot of disorganization in its ranks
and a lot of people who claim it but are really not much to tip any scales.
Each of the clikas have like their own agendas, some get along with these
or those other fools from some other varrio, while another clika has beef
with those same fools. That's how come some RSP will smoke a blunt with
a DCC and another RSP fool will blast on that same cuzz. One RSP vato
will have familia from PWL or YC, while others be cutting lose on them.
RSP kicks it here today and there tomorrow. Never in one same place,
that's why you never see them too much around. They don't control places
like that . . The RSP controls in a different manner . . . they will back up
their "legit" youngsters with any beefs and will show up at your front door
or drop in on any party, park, or hang out and start trippin' on people.
They are very selective in their "inner circle" recruitment and they don't
necessarily kick people out the curb but will just basically shine you on.
RSP also controls in the sense that, they are the olden legit varrio and for
someone to claim something else means that you're an out-of-towner and
don't belong to the San Pedro scene, so most stay true to the varrio, other
wise if you don't - you might find yourself excluded from the party scene.
If you look at YC, well, aside from their first troops to arrive in San Pedro,
most of the rest are rejets from all the SP crowds. And every now and then
the beefs flare up, but then it calms down, just to flare up again. It's like
that every year. One minute everybody is out and they sh*t get's all crazy,
winter comes around and everyone is locked up or laying low 'til the heat
cools down. Many times what happens is that the main instigators are smoked
and the whole scene quiets down and everything goes back to SP normal.
Ups and Downs, that's how it goes down here.
Now if you talking about RSP, DCC and others in the PJs, its like this to me;
The Pjs are DCC hood ~~. not RSP . . . even though the Ranch claims it
and that's the birthplace of RSP. But in reality, the Ranch don't give a f*ck
about no Pjs. If you're living in the Pjs, then you're living with the niggas
and you ain't got the generations in your family line. A lot of Raza lives in
the projects, and most of them will claim Rancho, but if you notice one
thing about them ~~> is the fact that these Pjs RSP vatos get along with
just about anybody. . Big difference say between them in the Pjs and the
RSP 3RD ST or 16ST. . Now THIRD ST, them right there are from the old
school and they have some heavy hitters, and they're known to come down
the hill and whoop some a*s. It's difficult to understand RSP, but if you
really think about ~~> they ain't the weaklings that some people would
like to portray them as. Even the crazy ESWilmas which is one of the most
renown varrios in the Harbor Area don't be coming around to party or kick
back in the many SP spots like Cabrillo or Peck Park, WHY? 'Cause they're
bound to find trouble anytime they do so, be that straight from the Ranch
or from some Raza that claims SP as their town.
San Pedro has a ton of Raza, all with various tastes and all know someone
in neighboring towns and varrios, so it can get a lil' confusing at times. But
overall, RSP will remain for many years to come, strong or weak, depends
how you interpret things and just how much beef you got with them.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » April 10th, 2007, 1:39 pm

I think the closest comparison to San Pedro in terms of how confusing
it may get ~~> would be Pacoima. It's like you have to live in Pacoima
to understand how all the different cliques and varrios inter-work around
each other. Now I don't claim to know much about Pacoima or their politics
but that's one place that I see it confuses a lot of people the same as SxP.

San Pedro is best summarized as one huge Party Town with a lot of internal
lil sqabbles that get nasty now and then. When dealing with neighboring
varrios like Harbor City or Wilmas, then it is town against town in the
group level, but on a one and one basis, there's a lot of tolerance and
even quite a few get-alongs.

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Unread post by 562_HOMIE » April 11th, 2007, 12:32 am

Thats some real insight. To be honest though, all traditional gangs deal with the same scenario. From my view families with deep ties w/ Longo have family members from BST, Playa Larga who their cool with over time but will pop-off on other BST and PL's. I could name tons of families who's roots have been with Longo and there well respected cliques since the start. Some Longero cliques developed because the other cliques wouldn't take them in because they weren't considered Longeros. these same non-true Longeros would also be outsiders to the deep-rooted members and there similar inner-circle of members. Take for Example ESL Barrio Viejo, although it still has thrid, fourth generation members it is mostly compromised of immigrants, paisas, 1st generation members mostly because of the poverish area. The cluster of cliques in the heavy eastside around 7th and orange(all that area) have always featured more members with family ties because that area has more blue collar class, and more steady living than an area like barrio Viejo.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » April 11th, 2007, 10:32 am

streetsIswatchin wrote:Them Wilmas gangs have always been more aggressive even when RSP was at its height.
True, WILMAS always been more agressive, but then again ~~> they have a lot more enemies surrounding them, so they have to be agressive. That's like the crossroads right there for all the Harbor Area, and everyone and their cousin wants to go in there and pick up on them fine ladies they have all over that town. Then go check out Banning H.S. ~~> it's all full of people from Carson, Compton, Long Beach, and a mess of others. If you ever walked them halls, clearly you will see the need to be agressive. Now I'm not making excuses for RSP, 'cause you are hard pressed to find them many times when you go looking for them, but then again, they've held their own over time against plenty of more agressive varrios like wsWes.

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Unread post by Lonewolf » June 8th, 2007, 6:08 pm

SAN PEDRO

Aka “SAN PIPAS”


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S.P = The Port of L.A. together with Wilmington (Wilmas) . . .

S.P. flies the flag color of Black & Gold and the SUR 13 Blue flag.
The Black & Gold comes from the High School football team, the Pirates.
Amongst the lids that S.P. has sported are the Pittsburgh “Pirates” and the Seattle Mariners.
The hand signs in a double-handed Big “S” and several others depending on the particular varrio or clique. The main varrio is Rancho San Pedro, Aka The Ranch. The name taken from the Rancho San Pedro housing projects built in the early 1940’s located within the borders of (E) Santa Cruz Street, (N) Mesa Street, (S) Harbor Blvd. and (W) 3rd. Street, centered around Rancho Park on Centre Street & 2nd. Street. The Rancho San Pedro housing projects together with the Verdes Del Oriente apartments are also home to the Dodge City Crips. The name Dodge is a mis-translated English equivalent of Rancho that was adopted by the Brothers that formed their own gang in the early to mid 1970’s. The actual turf claimed by Rancho San Pedro incorporates basically all of San Pedro, south of Cabrillo Street all the way down to the Harbor waterfront.. Rancho San Pedro’s cliques are the following (incomplete list) . . .
SANTOS
LOCOS
8 TH STREET LOCOS
3 RD STREET LOCOS
MIDGETS
16 TH STREET LOCOS
14 TH STREET LOCOS
SANTA CRUZ STREET LOCOS
12 TH STREET TROUBLES
2 ND STREET PROJECTS
The RSP hang outs were many and spread out, never in the same place most of the time. Peck Park, Leland Park, Rancho Park, 2nd Street & Centre, Royal Palms, Point Fermin, Averill Park (The Hole), Cabrillo Beach, Summerland/Rena Park, 12th & Palos Verdes, 16th & Centre or Mesa, 3rd & Cabrillo, Oliver & Center, all of them depending on what was happening out in the streets.
Rancho San Pedro semi-gets along with most other SP Varrios like Varrio Leland Park from the neighborhood north of the Harbor Freeway surrounding the park that carries the same name. Leland Park old borders are more-or-less the following . . .
(S) Gaffey Street
(N) Leland Street
(W) Sepulveda Street
(E) Miraflores Avenue
Their initials are;
LP, LxP, LPSP, LPH, and LPB
Their cliques are:
Hoods, Boys and Locos
Leland Park is presumably a break-off from RSP. That area was commonly referred to as the Leland Park Neighborhood, hence the name taken by the Leland Park “HOODS” clique.
RSP also has a love-hate relationship with the olden Park Western Loma Varrio that originated in the hillside ravine area off of Western Avenue and Park Western Drive. The PWL original residents lived on the San Pedro hillside facing the Harbor east of Leland Park over by Channel Street. These residents were later relocated into the new housing development named Channel Heights, while most of the lower-income residents were pushed into the Housing Projects called “Western Courts” section of the Channel Heights Housing Complex. The Western Courts Projects were located in the ravine area tucked-in just below Western Avenue and could be accessed through Park Western Drive. The name Park Western Loma was taken off the intersection of, if I remember correctly, the Park Western Drive & Park Loma Drive streets that met up right in the middle of the neighborhood. This neighborhood existed all the way up to 1980 when it was torn down and its residents scattered through-out the Harbor Area. Today, Capitol Drive runs right up the inclined hillside area, and new condominiums line the streets, but in olden times, the Chicano/Mexican community was nitty-gritty looking. There were horse ranches, dirt streets, spooky looking old housing, and the old housing projects in the typical L.A. flats fashion. The streets were real dark and there were also plenty of brush and greenery. The view over the L.A. Harbor below was magnificent, and the many steep dirt paths down the hill many times provided the PWL Homies an escape route from the juras. The place at the end of its days looked like a neighborhood straight out of the 40’s, a lil’ TJ you might say - - at least, the eastern side of the neighborhood, because west of Park Western Drive, the community was very nice looking surrounding their park (Peck Park). Nevertheless, their Varrio was real tight-knit and a happy hood. Folks were friendly and everyone knew each other. La Raza from PWL was made up of both Chicanos & Mexicanos. Peck Park, many times referred by the locals as Park Western, was where the Homeboys and their familias would gather up on holidays & occasions. Carne asada, BBQ’s, lowriders, futbol, beisbol, quinceañeras, weddings, or simple weekend kickback, that was their park and that’s were other Raza from San Pedro could come up and get along with each other in peace. Then came urban redevelopment; city government for many years prior had been working on tearing down the hood. They just could not accept this old Mexican enclave to continue to exist right dead smack in the middle of one of the wealthiest white communities in all of L.A. County. Park Western Loma existed tucked-in between Miraleste, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and the upper middle-class of San Pedro (up the hill as the locals say). No other Varrio bordered PWL. Their closest neighbors were all down hill in Leland Park and Rancho San Pedro. And so, with force of politics and law, the Barrio residents filled with empty promises, just like the old Chavez Ravine Barrio was destroyed, so too PWL was razed. Its residents scattered through out the Harbor Area. First the projects were torn down, then soon after all the homes, and in their place were erected rows of condo’s and townhouses, well-planned with lit and paved streets. Nothing remained to remind the passer-by of the Barrio that once was, not even the trees nor the natural greens. La Raza was not given any chance to move back into the newly built homes; instead, they had to struggle to find a new home for their families. Many moved to other far away places, some to near-by towns like Carson and Longo; anywhere where their economic situation permitted them. Fortunally there were plenty of Homeboys that were able to keep their clan in San Pedro, and these moved down the hill into the main Chicano/Mexican Barrio, which back then (1980) was mainly south of Pacific Avenue and predominantly belonged to Rancho San Pedro. There existed in these grounds plenty of other Raza not affiliated with RSP, and with more Raza flowing in on the regular, it made for some interesting times to say the least. Many of these old and newer un-affiliated Raza were constantly met with rejection and hostility by The Ranch, and so too The PWL Homies were faced with instant beef with RSP. The PWL vatos of them times consisted mainly of the 2 clikas of Malditos & Locos, but within the following year or so, their youngsters created the Chicos clika, the first generation formed outside their original grounds and these Chicos were real Stoners, bien locotes and with a real defiant attitude. Soon thereafter, they began to get it on with the RSP Midgets; then it escalated between the PWL Malditos/Locos and RSP 3 RD ST/Locos cliques. Fortunally most of the conflict did not involve fierros, puros putazos y fileros, and that’s because back in them tiempos, an un-written rule of no cuetes between S.P. Raza was observed by most. Even though things would heat up between some, nevertheless there were always others from both sides who worked hard to cool things off, and beef would die down somewhat or pleitos with out-of-town varrios would unite S.P. Raza against a common enemy like Wilmas or Harbor City. All the S.P. Varrios and Raza Locos never have actually bonded together to fight as one, they all just simply do their own dirt. Some harder than others, some caught up and forced into action, others acting on opportunity, but with many remaining true to the cause. During those early 1980’s, many PWL vatos (not all) began to kick it together with the SPLS (San Pedro Locos) and in particular with some of those who had started up the “Barrio San Pedro” V’BSP’R who were holding up a whole two street section of the RSP projects where Beacon Street and Third Street met, just two block south of the DCC Mob & RSP Ls on Second Street & Centre. BSP consisted of a motley crew of Cholos, Stoners, Bikers & Paisas. All those who either were rejected by The Ranch or by those who refused to join RSP for whatever personal reasons. BSP was kick-started by a combination of people’s, but the main protagonists came from an olden S.P. Car Club called Los “UNITEDS” which was formed in 1973 by several old-school familias of brothers and primos from S.P.. . These older vatos never much cared about gang-banging and shit, and they were mostly about fixing up their ranflas, getting stoned on yesca and partying in the true spirit of San Pipas. Since these older vatos were also “futbolistas y guanteros”, nobody really fucked with them, but the changing times kept creeping up on them and soon, more and more Raza was found revolving around them; their carnalitos came of age and then came some vatos who were mas locos whom at the same time did not carry the same weight or respect like the older vatos. Before you knew it, the newer Raza and these youngsters from the Uniteds started up their own gang in response to pressure from The Ranch. These vatos had a decent attitude towards anyone who was cool people and it did not really matter to which San Pedro crowd they belonged to or what clika they claimed. Many of the San Pedro Locos and Park Western Loma Homeboys soon gravitated towards this motley crew; even more than a few vatos from RSP joined their ranks. BSP ranks grew by the day with many gente closing ranks with them. The vast majority of non-BSP simply chose to get along with them, yours truly being one of those. The BSP vatos got along well with the LP Boys and no beef ever sparked off between them, and when PWL moved down the hill, these vatos from BSP & PWL were an instant brotherhood. Both thse groups had the same problems, and both these groups seem to carry the same attitude towards “La Vida Loca” and the local street politics, so while I witnessed the Rancheros and the Crips at my front door on Second Street handling their business, the BSP, PWL & SPLS handled theirs down the street. Not all PWL vatos were that firme with BSP, but those that were soon started up plaqueando under one roll-call with BSP and they began striking up like one big clika as “BSPWL” 3 RD STREET. Their block down the street was always jammin’ and it rivaled that on 2 ND ST held by the DCC Mob & RSP. . BSPWL down on 3 RD & Beacon was always happening; the block would be packed all the time and the crowd got so huge that the 2 ND Streeters, mainly the Cuzzins eventually came to the conclusion that it was best to co-exist than to be rumbling with each other. The Cuzzins would score their yesca from the Mexicans and the Mexicans would score their juice from the Cuzzins. Then the rock begings to make a real impact and the Raza Bikers from S.P. kicked-it up a notch with the acid, y los Paisas go heavy pushing that black tar and ice. The vatos from Santa Cruz re-introduced La Carga and bam! Now everyone was on a trip, tempers flared up, hot summer nights adding to the numbers out in the streets, short fuses and uneasy minds, bam, the whole damn Harbor Area seemed to explode into warfare all at once. San Pedro, WS Wilmas, ES Wilmas, Carson, TxFlats, Barrio Pobre, KeyStone, Victoria Park, Gardena, everyone was out gunning for someone, still the partying continued every week while bodies kept dropping. Enter Raza activists like End Barrio Warfare, Barrios Unite and local Veteranos whom start mediating and setting up juntas between the battling camps. They sponsored gatherings at pre-arranged parks and meetings on neutral grounds began to take place. Enemy Varrios meeting up to play beisbols, futbol con refin y birrias began to take place. The Homeboys are encouraged to bring their familias and many do so. The madness amongst some calms down some, but not all vatos attend, nevertheless firme gente is plentyfull while others carry on. . . and in San Pedro? History continues on the making. The DCC Mob & Rancheros semi-alliance breaks down and the whole shit on Second Streets takes a turn for the worse. BSPWL reach their fullest, seems like they grew so quickly, adding so many to their confederation that their differences and loyalties went unnoticed. No real unification ever occurred and they whole scene breaks down. PWL is not recruiting, while more vatos keep moving out. BSP breaks down, the clikas they had incorporated like the original Santa Cruz (Guayabos) and the 11 TH Locos turn towards RSP. The youngsters from Santa Cruz go on to become the RSP Santa Cruz in the later 1980’s and the 11 TH Street locos merge with RSP 12 TH Street, amongst those are some from S.C. ST. . . RSP’s Midgets mostly disappear, and their small short-timers 14 Sreeters also disappear. . Leland Park also stopr recruiting and somewhat disappears, but being that their hood remains, they continue on, small but still around. . RSP then begins to loosen up on it’s recruiting policy, and more and more Raza begin to claim RSP. Before you know it, everyone and their cousin is claiming Rancho. The years go by and everyone who claimed BSP or PWL get’s torcido, OD’s, commits suicide, gets smoked or turn hypo, the rest calls it quits and fade away in the general scene. Even the big ass RSP 3 RD ST clika with it’s dominance over the grounds by the YMCA dies down big time, having suffered many casualties to the same reasons, and their customary out in the open show of numbers and faces jumps in with the low-profile times (R.I.P. to my Third Street Locos). This is where I leave it at . . . more S.P. drama would be nice to learn up on, but maybe it is best to leave the most current news from the hood out; maybe for another time in the future, on account that the entrance by Young Crowd, Calle Oliver, PJS Locos and the rest of the internal problems between some RSP clikas, still somewhat touch on delicate homegrounds issues, besides that “I’m out of the loop”!!!

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