• Varrio Bakers

    The Varrio Bakers are a Sureño Hispanic (mostly Mexican) gang located in Bakersfield, CA. Members are often heavily tattooed, with the words “Sur” and “Sureño” being quite common. The acronyms “VBKS”, “V” and “BKS” also feature prominently in addition to the number 13 and the Aztec “Kanpol”—three dots arranged horizontally over two parallel lines which […] More

  • Country Boy Crips

      The Country Boy Crips (CBC), also known as the South Side Country Boy Crips are a predominantly African-American street gang operating in the Southeast community of Bakersfield, California. One of three Crip street gangs in the Central Californian city of Bakersfield, the other two being the much more prominent Westside Crips and Eastside Crips. Although […] More

  • West Side Crips (Bakersfield)

    The West Side Crips (WSC), also known as the West Siders are a street gang with approximately 100 members based in Bakersfield, California. Most of the membership is African American, although there are some members with Hispanic roots. Although small in numbers, the gang has built a reputation for being especially vicious and prone to gun […] More

  • Opal Street Locos

      The Opal Street Locos or OSL, (also known as Opal Street Locos XV, Varrio Opal Street, East Side Opal Street, Calle Opal) are a small predominantly Mexican-American street gang named after Opal Street in the Boyle Heights district in the City of Los Angeles, California. Members of Opal Street are known to use the […] More

  • Long Beach shooting: Police ID gunman, victims

    Long Beach police have named John Alexander Mendoza, 58, of Redondo Beach, as the man who shot two colleagues, one fatally, Friday afternoon at a prominent Bixby Knolls law firm. Major A. Langer, 75, of Rolling Hills, was killed and Ronald Beck, 64, was wounded in what police called a workplace violence incident. After the […] More

  • Man shot during robbery outside San Pedro bar

    A man was shot in the leg late Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, during a robbery outside the Enigma bar at 1323 S. Pacific Ave. in San Pedro. (Google Street View) SAN PEDRO — A man was shot in a leg during a robbery outside a bar in San Pedro, police said today. The shooting was […] More

  • Motorcyclist arguing with driver along Gardena street killed in crash

    A Hawthorne motorist was arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday after he collided with a motorcyclist as the two men argued with each other while driving along a Gardena street, police said. Oscar Villa, 24, was booked at the Hawthorne jail when doctors notified Hawthorne police that the motorcyclist had died. Police said the motorcyclist, […] More

  • Hawthorne police seize 26 weapons in gang raids

    Police seized 26 guns, many of them banned assault weapons, during early morning gang raids Thursday in response to a series of shootings over the past year in Hawthorne, Gardena and Los Angeles. Guns seized Thursday in Hawthorne police gang raids. Photo courtesy Hawthorne Police Department Two men, including one suspected gang member, were arrested […] More

  • Palos Verdes High student charged with gang-related homicide pulled from school after parents complain

    The parents of a Palos Verdes High School student charged in a gang-related killing reached an agreement Monday with district officials to pull their son from school to “complete his education through an off-site program,” the superintendent announced. The agreement came after many parents expressed outrage that Cameron Terrell, who is free on $5 million […] More

  • Gage Maravilla

    The Gage Maravilla (GMV) or Gage Maravilla Rifa (GMVR) are a Hispanic-American gang, based in East Los Angeles, California. Formed in the 1980s, the Gage Maravilla spawned two different cliques, the Maravilla Rifa (older generation) and Gage Boys (younger generation). Members are known to wear apparel by the Green Bay Packers to signify their affiliation with the Gage Maravilla. Like many […] More

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