Eastside Rivas

The Eastside Rivas (ESR), is a coalition of several Hispanic-American street gangs and cliques located in the Eastside Neighborhood of Riverside, California. They fall under the Inland Empire (IE) umbrella and are arguably one of the largest street gang in the Riverside County. The word Riva, is short for Riverside (Riverside 13) and is commonly used by Latino street gangs such as the Westside Riva and the Dog Town Riva.

The Eastside Rivas claim territory along University Ave between 14th Street and Chicago Ave. They also share the eastern portion of Riverside with the 1200 Blocc East Coast Crips, one of the largest African-American street gang in the Riverside County. The Eastside Rivas consist of several cliques such as the Eastside Riva 14th Street (Romanos), Patterson Park, Clicka Los Primos CLPS, Traviesos (TVS), and the Tiny Dukes (TDKS) who are the most active and violent clique of the Eastside Rivas.

Some cliques and subsets of the Eastside Rivas have a hierarchical structure, which is similar to the Italian Mob. For instance, the Patterson Park is the lowest ranking clique of the ESR and members tend to act as foot soldiers. Members are promoted to the Traviesos clique before graduating to the Tiny Dukes, the highest ranking clique of the Eastside Rivas. Each clique also has its own president who oversees the day-to-day operation of the gang.

Gang Injunction

In 2007, Riverside County District Attorney Rodric Anthony Pacheco also known as Rod Pacheco who is credited with establishing the Riverside County Gang Task Force (GTF) in 2006 filed a gang injunction against the Eastside Rivas, barring members from congregating in the “University corridor” area of Riverside.

On Friday, August 31, 2007, at 10:00 PM, Gang Detectives and SWAT Officers from the Riverside Police Department executed a Search Warrant at the home of Chandler William Cardwell, a member of the Eastside Rivas after running a classified ad in the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

The ad listed “Big Blowout, Going Out of Business” and included Rodric Anthony Pacheco telephone number and address and stated the proceeds would go to a memorial fund in his name. Caldwell was charged with threats to a public official and gang enhancements.

 Allies & Rivals

in 1990, the Eastside Rivas Tiny Dukes formed a brief alliance with the 1200 Block East Coast Crips after a gang meeting at a local Park. The two gangs were bonded by mutual enemies, which included the Casa Blanca Gang and the Casa Blanca Gangster Crips located in Central Riverside.

However, this alliance was reported to members of the Mexican-Mafia (a notorious prison gang) who ordered the Tiny Dukes to break all ties with the 1200 Blocc Crips, mainly due to them being primarily a black street gang. However, the president of the Tiny Dukes refused to be controlled  by a prison gang and choose to honor their alliance with the 1200 Blocc Crips.

This act of defiance resulted in the Tiny Dukes being placed on the Mexican-Mafia’s “Green-Light” list. Which means, they are rivals of all Sureno gangs and they are to be attacked on sight in prisons. The Tiny Dukes eventually joined forces with the Mexican Mafia after their president body was discovered in an abandoned car with multiple gunshot wounds.

In 1991, the Eastside Rivas were in a violent war with the 1200 Blocc East Coast Crips, resulting several innocent people being caught in the cross-fire. In 2002,  15-year-old Markess Lancaster (black) was shot dead by an Eastside Riva after being mistaken for a member of the East Coast Crips.

In 2012, Lareanz Simmons, a 14-year-old Riverside Poly High School student was shot while walking to his grandmother house, where he collapsed in the driveway and later died in a hospital. The Riverside District Attorney Office labeled these incidents as racially motivated Hate Crimes and placed both the Eastside Rivas and 1200 Blocc Crips on permanent gang injunctions.



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  1. All this shit is bs you know people from Riva weren’t as bad as your claiming they were they had respect to care of people in the hood and were good guys until people tested them…so if you gonna put them down cuz they had enough of lame as fool trying to step on there toes and now they gotta put in work when you have no one to blame but yourself so f*** you… I respect each and every single member from the hood ❤💜💙💯 respect

      • Shut tf up yal beanerz stay put in y’all front yardz. We really popk out succa azz nigga . tell Patterson park to re-up cus I’m steady knoccin mfs down over on kansas . onna set y’all ain’t drop no one from DA hood Lol check the news its either a trampk or cry baby Lol. Hairy wet bacc mfs be 100 deep Inna cribK drinking coronas we be 100 deep Inna screetz fucc u talking bout. We got niggaz from DA murda and Perri’s and Dino that come to DA riv and take down a bitch ass cry baby cus u guys akwayts slippen. Bitch keep talking IMA drive down park ave and linden shoot whoever see. Keep talking diz internet shit this why u beanerz get slumoped every week

  2. If your black or latino talking bout the other side fuck your the reason the racists kill us with no discretion fuck rocco too you help spread this bullshit and last time i heard your a latino lady with a wordpress account bitch stop helpin these assholes do stupid shit and go be apart of a bigger cause you dumb bitch stop helping these dummies kill each other and go help stop this shit

    • It’s Nigger against Nigger. It’s within the Nigger’s DNA.
      Black Lives DON’T MATTER to Niggers. It’s quite obvious.
      I say, keep up the good work. LOL

      • Police lives don’t matter either brothers taking out cops and making it look easy keep up the great work brothers DON’T STOP Lol

      • Same I.P. Address as Vincent Rucker, the Nigger Fucker. You are now being reported as a Domestic Terrorist because of your statement against Police. You are really stupid and ignorant. I would suggest obtaining a Lawyer because you will probably need one.


    • And you wonder why they kill us stop that shit and unite with your latino Brothers clean your hood up and help your people prosper you damn fool the latinos are hurting just like the blacks dummie the white man kills us all

      • It will never happen. It’s Nigger against Nigger. In addition, Mexicans generally hate Niggers.

      • Maria dont be like that oops i mean “Rocco” i teally like visiting up in dan francisco but if this is how they handle people in Sunnyvale ill cut my vacations short from Now on,and u arent to brilliant yourself your ip is Server IP and you living in sunnyvale and all i even saw your pic i expected a real hot mamacita….well they cant all be clifornia girls but its ok but please stop the bullshit and get off wordpress

    • Stupid ass snail shut up . Y’all ain’t doin shit but fucking nasty ass black hookers, fuck 12
      Snail bashin wit a passion
      KSWISS kill snails when I see snails