7/28/13

VARRIO FLORENCIA 13



When most gente think of L.A. Varrios, they think of East Los, Boyle Heights, the San Gra Valle or Central Los Angeles. They would be surprised to know that much of Los Angeles Varrio history actually happened in SOUTH L.A., Although South L.A. has been known primarily for its Black gang activity, there have existed from time ever olden many enclaves of Raza scattered throughout the South Side.

Before the Second World War, many immigrants and Raza Locals were hired by the railroad and the "Red Line" electric car company to lay track and work on the rail lines between Los Angeles and the Port/Harbor Areas of San Pedro + Wilmington and Long Beach. Some workers settled in various areas of South Los Angeles. Here the small markets and businesses catered to the Spanish speaking communities. Many of the Raza Varrios which were spawned before and after the war take their names from the colonias/barrios and streets in this greater South Los area.




Amongst the very olden and greatest!!!

FLORENCIA 13

Name derives from their birth grounds around Florence Avenue and the Community of Florence in South Los Angeles.

Florencia allegedly started near Florence and Atlantic and at one old point back in time they’ve actually said to have claimed the whole stretch of Florence Avenue from Inglewood to Santa Fe Springs.

Thus the F13 Varrio got its name from that same Avenue, “Florence Avenue,” which runs east and west, parallel and between Slauson and Firestone Avenues.



Official initials “F13”

Other forms . .
FX3, EFE13, EFEX3, and SSF13

The 13 is meant to signify that FLORENCE was/is CRAZY!

The 13 stood for the letter M in the Alfabeto . .
and M stood for Mota . .
A.k.a. Mariguanos = Locos (Crazies) !!!

“VIVA LA CRAZY FLORENCE” !!!




The Florencia Varrio from the onset has used the "13" in their name, but its original meaning has now morphed to show their strong allegiance to the Mexican Mafia which also adopted the 13 numeral in the Fifties, but in a twisted form of the original letra “eMe” which then went on to signify and stand for the “Mexican Mafia”.

Many early members of the notorious Mexican Mafia were recruited from the Florencia Varrio. All the Varrios from the South L.A. area are veteranos de un chingo de batallas with Black gangs. Often outnumbered by rival Blacks, the local OriGinal South L.A. Varrios like F13 (amongst many others) went on to earn up a reputation for fierceness and this made them prime recruits in the Mexican Mafia's war against Black gang members in the prison system.

Pero serio pedo Holmes . . ALL Raza from whatever Varrio, if they're hard enough, and cling to the old stilo . . can get themselves sponsored and initiated into La eMe. Just like so many Vatos from so many Old Varrios like the Avenues, White Fence, Hazard, y simon, tambien "Maravilla"!!!

F13 history is one that dates back to at least the 1950s, with some even claiming their Varrio dating back to the 1940s.

In the Fifties the F13 Varrio adopted a 1950's Doo-Wop" song, "Florence" by the Paragons, as its theme song. This rolita was said to often be requested and played by DJs like Huggie Boy or Wolfman Jack on the radio to let everybody know Florencia was in town as an implicit challenge to rivals. La Florence rolita was also played at Mexican weddings, quinceaƱeras, bautismos, y borlos, wherever Florencia Varrio members were present in any numbers.

F13 Homeboys have always been adamant about their allegiance to the South Side, and have refused to claim any other Side no matter where they live or where they set up camp. They have always claimed South Side and never ever any other L.A. Side!



They are a very large Varrio and have many klikas throughout South Side Los Angeles and the South East Side, stretching from East Sur Centro, Huntington Parque and Florence onto South Gate, Paramonte, Downey, Bellflower and beyond.

Florencia tambien tiene un chingo de klikas outside of L.A.County, mainly towards Orange County where they may be the largest L.A. Varrio claiming terrenos y calles en el Condado de Orange.

They also have cliques in Las Vegas and in other towns and cities of the U.S.A. in particular on the West Coast from Oregon and Oakland, down to Sur Califas and even Tijuas where they have numerous Vatos claiming eFe 13 all over the Colonias (Neighborhoods). They are also said to be amongst the largest L.A. Varrio in Mexico City (the biggest city in the whole wide world) where they are neighbored and rivaled by other transplant L.A. Varrios like Dieciocho y La Mara Salvatrucha.

F13 like so many other L.A. Varrios in the last 2 or 3 decades (80s and 90s), they have cliqued up (incorporated) other Gangs and Krews into their ranks. These Krews and others have not only served to swell up their membership, but give testimony to the strength and power that F13 exerts all around the grounds.

F13 has traditionally beefed against any Varrio from the West Side, especially and particularly Barrio Eighteen STreet. Florencia and 18ST have long been rivals but the situation got worse when 18ST, a West Side Varrio started a South Side clique which consolidated ground and grew in numbers in South L.A. around the late 80s.

Florencia 13 has always been and continues to be one of the biggest Varrios in all of L.A. and they have kept up a reputation for being one of hardest Varrio throughout the years tambien.



F13

The Cliques!!!

DIABLOS
MALDITOS
NIGHT OWLS
TERMITES
MIDGETS
TOKERS
JOKERS
BAGOS
LIL RASCALS
PEEWEES
EAZY BOYS
MIDNITE BOYZ
DREAM BOYZ
FRONT HOOD
ASSASSINS
MATONES
MALOS
LOCOS
TINY LOCOS
SOUTH SIDE LOCOS
HOLMES GANGSTERS
NEIGHBORHOOD DUKES



RUNNING THE STREETS FROM THE FIFTIES TO THE OCHENTAS
57TH, 62ND, 64TH, 66TH, 67TH, 68TH, 75TH, 81ST, 84TH, 85TH, 87TH Y MAS!!

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93 comments:

MR.PALO said...

Orale Lobo glad to see you back at it.As always I always check out tu blog from tiempo to tiempo to see hwta's new on here and I always look forward to your postings.Al~ rato loco.

Los Angeles Times said...

I heard they went at it with 38 St. pretty badly too. There neighborhood is huge. The Blue Line train starts hitting it at Firestone Station and remains in it until past Slauson Station. It has 3 train stops in it which are pretty far apart.

Gerard said...

I have been reading your blog desde 3 anos. Here in London, UK we don't have anything like this.

Keep it up, you are a verdadero historian.

Saludos desde el frio.
Gerardo

Anonymous said...

Florencia 13 Cliques:
Gangsters
Malditos 59th ST 57th ST
Locos (LCS)
Midnight Street Boys 70
Malos (360)
Jokers
Tiny Locos
Pee Wees Locos
Tiny Locas
Lil Chicos
Eazy Boys 90ST
Bagos
Midnite Locas
Gangster Locas
Night Owls
The Klans
Holmes Street LS
Denker Boys
Tokers
Neighborhoods (NHD)(425)
Criminals
Diablos
Dukes
85 Street LS
Termites
Midgets
Baby Angels
Dream Boys 67th Street
Sex Four (64)Street
Asesinos 69 Street

Other ways to write the cliques:

KLS 68th Street
| MLS
| MDS
| MNS
| 64th Street LS
| JKS
| TKS
| AES
| DBS
| LS-HST
| GS LRS
| EZB
| KLN
| TMS
| MLS
| MNSB
| DKS
| 85ST

Major Presence:
Florence Ave
Hooper Ave
Miramonte Bls (6700)
77th Place (1400E)
71st Street (1400E)
85th Street


Migration

Sioux City
Phillipines
Las Vegas
Oakland
Orange County
Huntington park
South Central
South Gate

Enemies

18 Street
38Th Street
East Coast Crips
West Siders
Watts Gangs (All Included)
IE
NSU
BMS
BRTZ
41
GBZ 27th ST
+East Side Playboys (PBS) 49st|46st|51st|56LS+
CXL
RW

Anonymous said...

orale SOUTH SIDE VARRIO FLORENCIA-TRESE-reping from chi-town-but always H.P-FLORENCE-SIMONE

Anonymous said...

Simon Big Bad Ass South Side Florencia 13 gang til i die 2 all the homies in Homicide parque Stay up homies aqui in Topeka Kansas (785) nd fuck all u fuckn chappetes tryn 2 put us down we b stompn on u all day evry day ese stay up all the Florencia clicks nd F's up
VSSF13
Lil Joker

420one said...

thats right that big VSSF13 fuck twatts and the rest of the winnies on thats side of town and toast killing all day everyday F's up and shout out to all the homies from the compton ave stay up homies
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0 0 0 0 AES
0 0 0 0 BGS
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0 0 0 0 MNS
0 0 0 0 EZB
0 0 0 000000

Anonymous said...

orale a shoutout to all the homies in that homicide parke holding it down for that midnight gangster clika putting it down for that VSSFX3"MNS"HP"LA over here in fonkaka "WHISKERS"

Anonymous said...

Orale homez...we show these levaz wuzz up fukk faiteen,tramp eight and cheese toast...Efs up...keepin the varrio stong..--> VSSF13 <---

Anonymous said...

BIG ERNIE SPENCER FLORENCIA TRESE LOS TOKERS SOUTH SIDE

Anonymous said...

Saludos to Mr.Crook from the Gangsters Clica...
Whats up Loco???

Anonymous said...

You're pretty much on ponit LoneWolf but you forgot about the other clicks the FLORENCIA 13 kicked out. LA FLORENCIA did started in the 40's and just as they incorporated clikas into the vario, they also gave some the boot. 38st, the bratz, and aztlan to name a few.
SOUTH SIDE LA FLORENCIA 13 NEIGHBORHOOD LOCOTES. EL SMILEY (desde Sur Centro Los Angeles)

Anonymous said...

Pura [SS Fx3 MLS] ALL DA WAY FROM PHOENIX AZ HOLMES

Anonymous said...

U forgot about Florence 's new klicks
bear st in bell,Hungtion park locos broadwayst,hood st chicanos,

Anonymous said...

SS Florencia 13 NHD El Smiley
South Central Los Angeles

ss13 said...

fuck florecitask vss13st ganga

Anonymous said...

SOUTH CENTRAL FLORENCIA 13 LOS PEEWEE LOK70S R.I.P LARGOE FREE SMILEY PWLS

Anonymous said...

ss38st fuck faggs !!!!!!!! come to 43 and compton and your ass get hop Ts up FK DOWN

Anonymous said...

SSXXXVIIIST FK BK NK BMK PBSK LPK YHK PFK BOOK KBSK BEK GBZK 36k 41k 18k 39k 40k 14k e13k and your lil slob homies the peptos every body killer fuck faggetas TEST OR DONT BANG

Anonymous said...

SuReNo SiDe FlOrEnCiAx13 Los Dreamboys eL SiLeNtOg

Anonymous said...

What silent its me sporty F13 DBS 67ST

Anonymous said...

F13dbs..lucky

Anonymous said...

Florence town da dreambois67thst..ese lucky up in iraq in da army banging florence gang 67 on ma back head

Anonymous said...

Watts up putos

Anonymous said...

Dear Dallas Texas Flag California Republic Buzz Bee .

O Tinajero said...

SS Aztlan 13 Rifa 76pls

PWEExloco said...

faggetasKilla. 57K to 90K puro HARBORxCITY rifas 256ST-HTS GNS THS RRS GS CMS BGS PGS. 310 AREA real HARBORxareaK.

Anonymous said...

V.SS.FLORENCIA 13.LOS MALOS 76ST
EFE CLOWNY UP IN 901 AREA BANGIN THAT F-GANG PBSK,18STK,KALK, A.B.K

Anthony Washington Jr said...

I just need an Honest and Straight Answer! Please Im moving from Houston Tx to LA for Work, in Tx we never had to worry about getting shot because im black. I dont want beef with anyone, just want to take care of my family and not cause problems with anyone.

Anonymous said...

Isn't sporty from midnites

Anonymous said...

Lucky from the dbs67 where u at felipe

Anonymous said...

Felipe donde andas

Anonymous said...

So what's your question?

Anonymous said...

Thats right R.I.P LARGOE SSFX3 PWLS 71ST

Anonymous said...

SOO WOOP WILMAS WXST WILLHALL pARQUX SHOUT OUT TO MY BOY L. DIABLO FROM SSF

Anonymous said...

you always forgot to mention all the solid homegirls from florence.
~Hazel F13 MidNite St Babez~

Anonymous said...

South Central
FLORENCE GANG
OCHO CINCO
EL WHISPER F1385ST WK 18K 38K
ECK

Anonymous said...

HP Locos is not a click from florence,and HP locos click is Chicanos,hood street,Broadway st and Los party Boyz

Anonymous said...

I remember in the 90's.the bratz were killing Florence left and right..

Anonymous said...

the bratz is a small gang..how did they bang on Florence for so long...

Anonymous said...

this kilo from Florence gangster click..sucking a big fat dick for all homies from f13..love you guys xoxo

Anonymous said...

you gona get pop like a loly pop cuz you black and black is wack thats ur answer so duck ..

Anonymous said...

felipe got smoke so dont ask for him no more he got rape in the asshole by 20eccg members and he bleed to dead

Anonymous said...

how many f13's have the bratz killed...do I need a calculator..

Anonymous said...

how many f13's have the bratz killed...do I need a calculator...

Anonymous said...

Florencia midgets in the 70s..aka muskey

Anonymous said...

Florencia 13 Sex Four Tiny Boys bangin all the way from Aurora CO nueva clika

Anonymous said...

What does the LS stand for?

andres vargas said...
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andres vargas said...

Who are u eFe 64

andres vargas said...

Puro FLOREXCIA 13 TIXY BOYS 64ST C.O
PLOREXCIA CONTROLA TODO
FLOREXCE
13
Stay up eFeS

Anonymous said...

Diablos cliccka. All in black horns on point midwest. Banging Rip DUENDE efe. Travieso. Saludos. Pa todo. Mis. Diableros. En D EFE. Tamvien LA FLORENCIA RIFA shout out to all the homies from ta malditos. Los midnocheros and them locos. Free chino respects ta spikes asn. Whoop fuck the police dea. Vale verga.

Anonymous said...

I have a quick question. So I'm a senior in high school and for all 4 years I've been going to school in HP. And near my school is near Holmes Street. But I've been noticing that they put FX3 HST LS . What does the " LS " stand for? I always wanted to know that. Also what do I have to do to join Florence ?

Anonymous said...

F13 BST.all day.

Anonymous said...

Just want to send mi saludos to all the clicks de la Florencia 13. Mr.SHADOW F13.BEAR ST.

Anonymous said...

No Florence in Orange County

Anonymous said...

Not yet

312SUSPECT said...

Where at in Chicago eFe slide to ATown/Aurora 630 we deep out here g

Anonymous said...

Shout out to all my florencianos, from Cali to mf Chicago F13 NHD Aurora, Illinois 630 a-Town F's up Hoes down, Anybody mf killa

Unknown said...

FOO WHOOOP THAT IZ WRIGHT.ESE.PURRO SOUTH SIDE LA FLORENCIA.13 GANG NIEGHBORHOOD 61ST LOCOS CK LOONEY BOY DOWNER LIL DOWNER LIL SIKES BABY SIKES LIL GRIZZLY BABY GRIZZLY FLORENCE GANG WHOOP WHOOP GIVE TOAST.NIGGA THA FOOWHOOP BUIZNESS!

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO OTHER SIDE IN THE F13 SO SUR SIDE UP SOUTH SIDERS.....1UP ON ALL U SECOND HAND LAMES. ..NOSOTROS SOMOS EL EJEMPLO ANIMALES AQUI PARA LA FLORENCIA TRECE ASSASSINS CLICK 69ST ....ESE DONN SYLENT KT CERTIFIED .......killa toast killa tramp killa twatts killa trensa killa tu!!

Anonymous said...

Puro florencia 13 509 firestone hunington park surgate AKA Lil Snoop fuck all them cheese toast crabs we the biggest

Luis R. said...

Weren't u in Folsom?

Curious said...

Which click does the homeboy that came on Americas toughest prisons belong to?

MuchRespect said...
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Anonymous said...

qvole to all u vatos from florencia locos yo soy topo from sombras 13 de san jo califas pero im living in mexico at the moment. im looking for my homie veneno de florencia locos if someone knows the vato porfavor answer my mensaje grasias homies

Anonymous said...

My brother in law past away already today it's his anniversary of death Feb 15 am apache from the geez died the Anne day I'm racoon from FLORENCE gee lokas

Anonymous said...

TRUE HUNTINGTON PARK LOCOS 13 IS NOT A CLICK FROM FLORENCE THAT'S WHY THEY BEEF IT. HP LOCOS CLICKS ARE HOOD ST CHICANOS(THEY CLICKED TOGETHER TO FORM HSTXCHS), BROADWAY ST, AND LOS PARTY BOYS.

Anonymous said...

HOLMES STREET LOCOS

Anonymous said...

IE is an enemy ? i have homies from tokers lil rascals that stay in the IE and they aint with that enemiga bullshit they firme! that why i got there back and that F13 all day!

Lil payaso said...

All of Compton varrios killa compton crab killa watts varrio killa and slobs bk ck 38k 18k ms13k grape killla cheese toast killa 73k 71k 100k 41k pbsk ...! Yup shoot out the homie put it down bang it to the fullest rip to the dead homies from f13 gang big bad south sider Florence gang ese

JALICIENSEyTEQUILERO said...

NHD

JALICIENSEyTEQUILERO said...

SSVFX3NHD out here in the I.E putting it down for ((213))

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Anonymous said...

SOUTH SIDE FLORENCIA 13 GANG SHADY EIGHTIES 85 ST CLICK SOUTH CENTRAL L.A. ESE PELON TWATT KILLA RATAZ KILLA

Anonymous said...

MEDIA HAS IT WRONG. ALOT OF FLORENCIA MEMBERS ARE BLACKS WHO GREW UP WITH SOUTH SIDERS AND JOINED US. WE BEEF WITH EAST COAST CRIP AND NEIGHBORHOOD CRIPS ONLY AND GET ALONG WITH ALL GANGSTER CRIP GANGS AND BLOODS. RULE OF THE STREET IS DONT TALK. SO MEDIAS GOT DROP OUT BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS WHOVE BEEN OUT THE LOOP FOR YEARS AND ARE JUST FEEDING THEM BS RUMORS THEY HEARD. YOU GOT TINTED SKIN OF ANY TONE AND WANNA BE WORRIED ABOUT GETTIN SHOT? THEN WORRY ABOUT THE POLICE

WES said...

BIG SOUTH SIDE FLORENCIA X3
BEAR STREET. EFE KASPER. FUCK ALL ENEMYS. CK EVERYDAY.
FS UP

Steven Torres said...
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Anonymous said...

SUR SIDE FLORENCIA X111 BEAR STREET. CITY OF BELL. SOY MR. JOKER .... FUCK ALL U LAMES. WE THE BIGGEST AND BADDEST HOOD

Unknown said...

SS FX3 JOKERS ATLANTA GA CLAYTON COUNTY TO GWINNETT

Anonymous said...

Simon firme clikcas soy un trece muncho respeto al los clickas surenos especially big FLORENCIA 13 REPRESENTING FROM SUR DE TEJAS

Papichulo G said...

Because everytime you head one up theywould say i don't bang im a tagger and they kick it right next to the police station in the park H P florence gang hood

EL LONELY said...

PUROF13NHDLS

Serg said...

I was raised in Florencia until I was about 19. In 1969 I went to CSUN and never returned to live only to visit my mother. As a young man I was a member of the Chicano literary magazine "Con Safos." I used many images from my time in Florencia to illustrate in the magazine. My sister married Hank Ynostroza from a long time Florencia family. His cousins were the "Snuffys" from Florencia and were well known. I was a contemtpory of George and Trini Iglesias//

speedy ck said...

Where at in phoenix az

Hugo Perea said...

F's up putos whats that 90001 life.....

Anonymous said...

Let's get one thing clear once it for all. The Bratz gang was never a click from Florence. The Bratz gang came up in the early 80's and TERRORIZED all the Florence clicks that dared step into Huntington Park everybody knows that. To this day The Bratz Gang is still standing so tha could only mean (A) Florence was and is to weak to take them out or (B) The Bratz are just too much for Florence cause everyone knows The Bratz were killing dudes from Florence 5 for every 1 Brat so that also shows that maybe just because Florence has more clikcs and therefore far more members than The Bratz maye 1 out of every 5 dudes from Florence is really down and every other 4 are as expected CLOWNS. HENCE THE PHRASE " POCOS PERO LOCOS". In closing i do have to say that if Florence took their thrash out of their clikas and i mean really CLEANING HOUSE with all them fools that are born into the gang but NEVER EVER EARNED their membership, FLORENCE could actually control if properly organized. Can someone else correctvme if i am wrong but i think facts speak for themselves. The Bratz Gang are still standing and by the looks they are not going anywhere any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha' now u know why THE BRATZ GANG are still standing in HUNTINGTON PARK.

Anonymous said...

It's a little known fact only 1 out of 5 dudes from Florence is only down the othet 4 are CLOWNS that never even got a cord.

Anonymous said...

I hope you guys grew up and left childish things behind. Give Jesus the glory that you weren't one of those names on the wall that said RIP or FREE EFE FROM LIFE SENTENCE. I seen alot of families allowing the tradition. I seen everyone and granpa be from Florence. Break the chain and work on everlasting life for you and your generations to come. God bless.

christy crisostomo said...

That's my mother foken uncle at top, up there ����.

Anonymous said...

What's the hp clicka? My pops was from there but I never asked him about the past and shit