12/22/13

THE LOTT 13


THE LOTT 13 GANG

By Martinez

In East Los, the 70s was filled with Varrio warfare and much blood shed, then by the end of the decade, the violence began to drop big time. A combination of factors were attributed to the decline; Vatos getting caged-up, community groups organizing gang meetings persuading many to stop killing each other, and many more Homeboys getting tired of the funerals; along with many other arguable reasons. Lurking behind this relatively calm were a new breed of gangs “THE STONERS.” This is a true story of how one of those Stoner gangs was born on the East Side of Los.

In the mid to late 70s, a new street gang phenomena occurred in East Los, the Stoner generation began. During this time, many of the old established Cholo gangs had died down tremendously. There were few numbers of Veteranos left in the neighborhoods; most were locked-up or had moved out of the line of fire to other communities and away from the madness in an effort to make a better life for their familias. Those who were left were for the most part strung-out on heroin (tecatos). The life of a tecato was very unappealing to most of the youngsters coming up in the Barrios, and the result was that this younger generation banded together as Stoner Gangs that chose to get stoned on yesca, pisto, pildoras and frios, and even some acido, pero nada the carga. Heroin was a straight-up nel-chale with this new crowd who witnessed the effect that chiva would do to a man; degrading him to a low-status, a lo mas bajo.

In 1977, Living On The Top by City Terrace Park, in the neighborhood behind Van Pelt Avenue where there was this big spacious hillside, in-between Gifford Street; that the youngsters called THE LOTT; was the original birthplace of THE LOTT STONERS Gang. During these times, there was no recruiting by the old established Cholo gangs in the area. The Hole Stoners were in El Hoyo Maravilla territory, the Humphreys Stoners were in Lopez Maravilla. There were no youngsters from Rock Maravilla, and in the Maravilla Projects only the High Time Stoners were around. The early 80s brought in the Rascals 13, Hick Boys 13, The Slows 13, FTW Stoners, The Hill 13 and The Crazy Stoners, and out of Varrio Nuevo Estrada came the Stoners 13 Locos. But the biggest of all the Stoner Gangs in East Los was The Lott Stoners, with well over 100+ members, all youngsters and all very active.

Geraghty Loma was on the opposite side of City Terrace Park and inactive at the time because they had no youngsters on the street representing. The Lott Stoners filled the void and covered a huge chunk of territory that stretched from Gage Avenue on the west, the 710 freeway on the east, Brooklyn Avenue- (re-named Cesar Chavez Avenue) –in the south, and City Terrace Drive on the north; with THE LOTT 13 Gang holding down all the hills above the park which was their main hangout but with other hangouts in place on Hammel Street, Fisher Street, Bonnie Beach Place, Record Street, Blanchard Street and even in Boyle Heights on Alma Street. Eventually the heart of the Varrio moved down the block to the area were Brannick and Blanchard Streets meet; here is where it is still to this day considered the main Hood.

The Hole Stoners, Gage Boys, High Time Stoners and Folsom Street Locos were the main enemies at the time. All beefs between rivals were settled the Old-School way- a puros trancasos –proving yourself with your fists. There would be fights with these rivals at Belvedere Junior High and Garfield High, at the Flat Tops, East L.A. Skills Center and where-ever our paths would cross. Obviously, like all other gangs, TLS13 Locos got involved in crimes like grand theft auto, bike stealing and slanging drogas; and as Homeboys began getting busted and doing time en la torcida, their look gradually became more in-line with the traditional Cholo style. Homeboys started stamping TLS13 or LOTT X3 on their bodies and they became even more hardcore in the gang life. By the mid 80s, THE LOTT 13 had fully evolved into the traditional Varrio Gang Style and joined up with the madness that comes with it.

Around the late 80s, all the Olden Varrios in East Los started recruiting into their Hoods all the Stoner Gangs and Tagger Crews that had recently popped-up on the street scene. The traditional enemies of THE LOTT got jumped into mostly the Maravilla Varrios. The Hole Stoners cliqued up with El Hoyo Maravilla, The Humphreys Stoners joined Lopez Maravilla (some joined TLS13), High Times Stoners became High Times Maravilla and Rascals 13 became Rascals Maravilla. Others like Gage Boys & Folsom Street Locos cliqued up under Gage Maravilla or into Maravilla Rifa; with the only exception being the Stoners 13 Locos whom remained their own gang. All the rest by joining the MARAVILLAS and because of the green-light edict by La eMe in 1993 brought the rivalry between TLS13 and Las Maravillas into a new age filled with violence. However, even in adverse times, and sometimes overwhelming odds THE LOTT X3 Gang continues being on the forefront of the East Los gang scene.

THE LOTT X3
Aka: The Lott Surenos 13
Original name: The Lott Stoners
Initials: TLS13
Slogan: “LIVING ON THE TOP”
Clikas: Locos, Chicos, Dukes, T.I.K's, Tiny Dukes, Diablos, Los Boys

Original First Varrio: EAST LOS / CITY TERRACE aka: LADO VIEJO
Represented by: Locos, Chicos, T.I.K's and Diablos

Second Varrio: EAST LOS BORDER & CROSSES OVER INTO MONTEBELLO
Represented by: Dukes, Tiny Dukes, Los Boys and Tiny Insane Kriminals

Third Varrio: N.E. HUNTINGTON PARK BORDERLINE WITH MAYWOOD
Represented & Home of the Townsend Insane Killers

UNITED BY CRIME


according to their history lesson., they are an OG Santa Ana born lil' locos clique who had to get it together because of them getting shot at by other hoods around., no relationship to the Huntington Park's

UNITED BY CRIME is the name, and they call themselves the Original Cartel
they're centered around Bomo Park neighborhood in the South Coast district
they started out in 1990 at sadleback high school and hanged out on olive street
later their second generation established a second hood in the wilshire square district
they were once aligned with the Alley Boys due to a lot of family relations
but they didn't want to clique up and decided to run solo
Delhi tried to punk them as youngsters, that's when they stepped up to the plate
their motto is.,
we don't bang for the fame, we bang for the name!
21.2.3
200+ strong
their enemigas list is long, since they are one of Santa Ana's most hated gangs
Sycamore
Los Compadres
The Public Vandals
On The Blast
Lil' Brook
Lil' Hood
Santa Ana Browns
South Side Rifa
Barrio Small Town
Seventh Street
Calle Townsend
Lopers
Delhi amongst the most hated ones
and even FxTroop

Unstoppable Barrio Cartel
United Brown Chicanos
Using Big Cuetes

but UNITED BY CRIME 13 is the name

Never a tagger krew! Puro Young Locos

The UBC Cliques..
Ls Original Cartels
Cartel Side 21.2.3
Cartel Classics
Violent Cartels

12/5/13

INSANE EMPIRE

SAN BERNARDINO
West Side Verdugo Mt Vernon Rifa
West Side Verdugo Manner Boys
West Side Verdugo 7th Street (Calle Siete Locos)
West Side Verdugo Lil Counts Gang
West Side Verdugo Lady Counts Gang
West Side Verdugo Royal Counts Gang
West Side Verdugo Sur Crazy Ones 14th Street
South Side Verdugo Flats (Marijuanos, Pear Street Gang, Congress Street Gang)
East Side Verdugo Meadow Brook Dukes
East Side Verdugo Waterman Gardens Vagabundos
East Side Verdugo Vallies
East Side Verdugo Dwight Way Gang
East Side Verdugo Tiny Crooks
East Side Verdugo Valley 13
West Side Verdugo Manor Boys 13


POMONA
Pomona Sur 13 Cyclones
Pomona 12 Street Sharkies
Cherryville Pomona Los Cherries
Happy Town Pomona Clowns
West Side Pomona Malditos
Pomona Sur Olive Street Dolphins
Pomona North Side Island Block
Pomona Michoacanos Rifa
Pomona Sur Locotes
County Line Mariguanos
South Side 18 Street Tiny Criminals
(TCS) Mills Avenue Block
Carnales
SS Florencia 13

CHINO
Chino Sinners Rifa (D Street Locos, Juniors)
Chino Sur 13
Los Serranos


RANCHO CUCAMONGA
Cucamonga Kings Sur (24th Street, 25 Street, 26 Street)
Cucamonga Dog Patch 9th Street


ALTA LOMA
Alta Loma Vatos Locos Monte Vista Street


UPLAND
Upland 9th Street
Upland Ghost Town
Upland Los Olivos 13th Street
Upland Outlaws


MONTCLAIR
SS Eighteen Street Tiny CriminalS
Monte Clara Cyclones
Monte Clara Rifa (Soul Saints, Locos, Hawthorne Street)


ONTERIO
North Side Onterio Calaveras

Onterio Sur
Los Earth Angels


Onterio Varrio Sur (East Side)
(Los Black Angels, Varrio Sunkist Street, Belmont Street Locos, Dead End Locos, D Street Gang, Nocta Boys, Park Street Gang, Vine Street Lokos)


FONTANA
South Side Fontana (Neighborhood Locos, The Hood Locos, Chingones, Slover Street)
South Side The Fontana Kings
West Side Fontana Diablos
Fontana Hard Times
Central IE Familia
Fontana Boys
East Side Fontana Chicanos With Pride
North Side Still Living Crazy Pepper Street
North Side Fontana Locos


COLTON
North Side Coltone (Bloque Locos, Funny Company)
South Side Coltone (Gents, La Paloma Park Lokos, O street)
East Side Coltone (Hanna Street Locos)
East Side Ruthless 12th Street


RIALTO
South Side Rialto (Monarchs, Sage Street)
North Side Rialto (Malditos, High Life)
East Side Rialto (King Street, Wickeds)
West Side Rialto 666 Locos



BLOOMINGTON
West Side Bloomas (Number Street Locos)
Varrio Vista Rifa


HIGHLAND
Colonia 13


REDLANDS
North Side Redlands
Varrio Redlands
Varrio Bryn Mawr Rifa

VICTORVILLE
East Side Victoria
West Side Victoria

Riverside, Casa Blanca and the rest of the IxE hood list to be continued..

VARRIO SLOGANS

SLOGANS OF THE VARRIOS

MI VARRIO ES PRIMERO

A TODA MADRE, O EL PURO DESMADRE

TRUCHA CON LA CARRUCHA

SMALL BUT STRONG

SOMOS POCOS PERO LOCOS

____ GANG OR DON'T BANG

BIG TIME SAME CRIME

WE KILL FOR THRILLS

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

CLICK CLICK BANG BANG

SO RUFF SO TUFF

MOVE OVER OR GET RUN OVER

KICKING UP DUST WHEN WE BUST, CAUSE IT'S A MUST

‘TIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF

‘TIL THE CASKET DROPS

TERRIFIC AS THE PACIFIC

FRANTIC AS THE ATLANTIC

THE NITTY GRITTY, ____ CITY

THE ____ IS THE BEST, FUCK THE REST

FUCK WITH THE BEST, DIE LIKE THE REST

NO WARNING SHOTS

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK

WE DON’T DIE, WE MULTIPLY

WE CONTROL

WHERE WE STAND WE COMMAND

RIFAMOS Y CONTROLAMOS

CON SAFOS

DEDICATION WILAS

Remember member, those letters you used to compose for your rucas incorporating oldies song titles!?



Case Example;

“ONE SUMMER NIGHT” YOU “LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER” THERE I WAS “WISHING ON A STAR” THEN YOU KNEW WE WERE MADE TO BE “TOGETHER” PERO I WAS JUST FUCKING UP IN THE CALLES, SO NOW YOU FIND ME IN THE TORCIDA JUST HAVING “TEARS ON MY PILLOW” HOPING YOU WERE STILL “HYPNOTIZED” OF MY LOVE, BUT NOW MY TIME IS OVER AND I’M “BACK ON THE STREETS” PERO WHERE HAVE YOU GONE SINCE I’VE BEEN “A THOUSAND MILES AWAY” I JUST WANT TO BE “SITTING IN THE PARK” BEING WITH YOU, PERO I PUES, IT WAS JUST “LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET” SO ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I’LL “CATCH YOU ON THE REBOUND” AND ALL THE “MEMORIES OF EL MONTE” SO JUST “SMILE NOW AND CRY LATER” AND “DON’T LET NO ONE GET YOU DOWN” I HOPE YOU “CALL ME” ONE OF THESE DAYS BECAUSE “I’LL BE AROUND” PERO JUST REMEMBER ME EL “NITEOWL” AND “THE TOWN I LIVE IN”

MISTER
NITEOWL
V=EMR=1

The First LA Barrio Gangs

The first L.A. gangs in the barrios were not called gangs. Most of the barrio kids got together to have fun and play together, games that had been brought from Mexico, games that the kids today do not play anymore. There were some games that would take five to ten kids to play. All of the games that were played then had names, like El Encantado, which is now called "Freeze”. The difference was everybody would stand inside a circle, and one kid would stand outside the circle, and they would run outside the circle and you would run after them and you would freeze them .This was only one game .There were other ones like the Culebra , Las Virgenes for girls, Tagwar for boys, and some other games that were played in the U.S. like kick the can, hide and seek, and so on .

Toys that were used then were spin the top, marbles, and flying kites; and for puppy lovers, there was the game called Spin the Bottle. Most of these games needed five to ten kids to play. All the toys were homemade .Another favorite pastime was singing with guitars, old folksongs, especially in the summer .As kids grew up a strong friendship was created .These were the Depression years of the 30's.

If you were lucky, and your father was working in the fields, construction co. or W.P.A., which is like C.E.T.A. jobs today, which were government programs, and if there was a little money left, you might get a nice old second hand toy from the Goodwill or from a second hand store. This included clothes and furniture, too.

One of the favorites home entertainments was a Philco. This was an old radio made then .The family would get together and listen to the Philco and hear the programs coming in from Hollywood ,programs like the comedy shows of Jack Benny ,Red Skelton, and Amos & Andy. You would also hear suspense shows like the Whistler and the Shadow Knows and also the Inner Sanctum. There were other shows like Sky King and Lone Ranger. You are wondering why I am mentioning all these shows. . .well, the first time that most barrio people heard the word "gang" was on the radio. The program was called Gangbusters. This program was on every week. It started with police sirens and screeching sounds and machineguns firing. But as far as the homeboys in the familias, they would never call their homeboys and girls "gang members". Like I said before, you would see the word "gangs" in the newspaper, that is if your father or mother would buy it, or else you might see it on the newspaper stands .Then, like now, how many homeboys or girls do you see buying the newspaper to read the news? Maybe some funny books, or movie stars magazines, but not newspapers. Besides most of the fathers and mothers couldn't read English very well. This was in the 30's.

I remember the first time I saw some homeboys imitating and acting like the Eastside kids of the movies, but it was all in fun, at first. Later on I saw my first gang fight between La Mission homeboys and the Hicks's & Hays homeboys. It was what they called then "clean fighting”. This meant no kicking, no knives, and no guns, only fist fighting .Later on in the 40's there was a big gang fight where all Hell broke loose, in a big free-for-all gang fight. This happened in a place called El Rancho de Don Daniel, which was across from El Barrio "La Mission." Tu sabes this barrio was wiped out in the 40's. About two hundred familias lived there at one time .Now it is a very well known park called Legg Lake. For the Chicanos that don’t know where Rancho De Don Daniel was, well this is what they now call Marrano Beach. The only barrio left now is Pico Viejo. There were at one time, three other barrios called Las Flores, Canta Ranas y La Mission.

When we came back to Los Angeles in 1941, after the Pearl Harbor bombing, we moved to First Street and Vignes. At that time Little Tokyo on First Street was a ghost town, all the Japanese people had been put in camps. By this time you could see the Zoot Suiters all over town in the barrios por la First Street y por la Brooklyn Avenue and Whittier Boulevard, riding their old 1936 V8 Fords.

As for barrio cars in 1940, well, the barrio people were not working as much as the whites. Not until the beginning of World War II around 1942, alot of Chicanos were working in shipyards or in sheet metal shops or for manufacturing companies .Some cars being driven around the 40's actually were made in the 20's ,like your 1924 Ford or your 1927 Chevy,1936 V8 club coupe . . .also the '37 Ford , '37 Dodge and Plymouth. There were still alot of Model A's and Model T's .Most barrio people had not been working since 1929, when the Depression started ,except for W.P.A. jobs and farm work ,picking grapes ,walnuts and cotton in the summer , which is why most cars were ten years older or better. The first vato loco cars were called hotrods in the years of the 30’s. Back then the in thing was speed.

In the late 30's and the 40’s, up until the middle of the 50's, there was no place to race your cars , nor were there freeways.


It was done on your highways .The cars were fixed this way- a'36 Chevy club coupe would get its fenders taken off ,no spotlights or skirts on it ,usually a '34 Ford would get its front fenders and back fenders taken off .The best ones were two-door convertibles. Chicanos started fixing their cars .They would put dual pipes, rubber flaps with reflectors on them that went on the back of the rear flaps or license plates, skirts for the cars, one or two spotlights, and whitewalls. If you wanted a low rider, the only thing you could do then was put sandbags or cement sacks in the trunk to make them heavy . . . that was before the metal shocks .Those were the first low riders in L.A. in the 40's.Because of the war you could not buy gas. They would give you stamps to buy gas, food, clothes, and shoes. Most of the cars ended up being parked, because of the gas ration. Alot of people ended up walking on the street or taking the streetcar. If you lived out of town, you would have to take a streetcar called P.E. which stood for Pacific Electric.

In the 40's they stopped making cars. By 1943 the automobile companies were converting their manufacturing to make armor cars and trucks. The last model was 1942.They stopped making whitewalls and many of the parts that were needed for the cars .In fact most civilian manufacturing companies went into war products.

By 1943 most of the people in the big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. were working, and in any industrial city, even farming was up. Everybody was busy working, making money.
Thousands of Chicanos had volunteered for the armed services and thousands more were drafted. Everybody had the G.I. fever .Meanwhile, here in Los Angeles Pachucos were getting harassed by the "man”. You see, they saw him like some kind of an oddball while everybody was using G.I. haircuts; he had long hair, plus the fact that everybody that was from a big city was dressed in the same styles. While the Pachuco had the peg pants, chain on the side, they measured 17 inches on the knee, and 12 inches on the bottom. In fact, some pants were so right on the bottom they had zippers right at the bottom by the ankle. Most of the clothes were tailor made .At that time there were alot of tailors in the barrio to get your suit made right. It was the thing; you would see them walk into the shops, check out materials. There weren't that many different kinds of materials to choose from. The most popular was shark skin, the gabardine, the flannel cotton shirts, silk shirts, silk socks, and wide ties, thin belts, and double sole shoes. The double sole was put on the shoes because it was easier to put a double sole on your old shoes, than to buy a new pair because the shoes were rationed. Shoe companies were making combat boots. The girls wore short skirts, blouses with puffed sleeves or no sleeves, and off the shoulder blouses, knitted stockings, flowers in their hair and very white oxfords, and bunny shoes. You see, this is how the Chicano dressed, very neat and clean. They did not conform to the square look. This bugged the law and the school and the restaurant people.

In 1943 there was this incident that happened between the Pachucos and the sailors. By June 3, 1943 sailors were searching the streets for zoot suiters .Although most Chicanos were not wearing zoot suits, they were all considered zooters. There were approximately 200 sailors that were picked up by taxis at the naval base and taken to the barrio .The police arrested nine sailors to make it look good .However, that still left almost 200 sailors to riot and attack on the Chicano community .And on June 5, sailors, soldiers, and marines, along with some civilians, adding up to several thousand turned into a mob and attacked the Chicano communities. The rioting got out of hand and other minorities were also attacked .This was connected with the Sleepy Lagoon Case.

I know for a fact, because my uncle at that time wore the threads that were worn back then. He and several friends of his that had recently come from Mexico and El Paso, Texas were coming out of the Aztec Recording Co. which was on Third & Main when they were attacked by a gang of sailors. These men were all composers and writers and singers that had just arrived from Texas and Mexico. They were not Pachucos . There was another time when I was coming from Olvera Street walking on Main, and I got to Second and Main .A cop, the man with the star hat of that time which was made out of cloth, was choking the Pachuco with his club and had him against the window of a liquor store. While he was choking him, the poor homeboy was slipping and sliding because the thick soles and taps on his shoes were wet from the rainy night. It was pouring, I felt helpless .All I knew was that he was a carnal, and I couldn't help him later on as I walked down on Main Street. I passed the boxing gym , passed the penny arcades and then I made a left on Seventh Street when I got to Seventh and San Pedro , I saw my mother crying and angry .She told me that a marine and sailor had jumped and kicked my brother down .She said that my sister and she fought off these jive punks .She might of not have used those words ,but you know what I mean .You see ,my mother owned a restaurant and bar on Seventh St. and San Pedro Streets .My mother bought this restaurant-bar from a Japanese family that had been thrown in the American made concentration camp. They had to sell this place to my mother cheap. Prior to that, she had a taco restaurant on Second and Spring Street which she bought from a Filipino man. You see, he went to war not by joining the army, but by flying to the Philippine Islands to help his people. I never saw this man again .This is how my mother got the money to buy the restaurant-bar on Seventh and San Pedro from the Japanese family.

In 1941 I didn't think all my Japanese farm working friends were going to be put into concentration camps. What I am really trying to say is that First St. from Vignes and First to Main St., that all the Japanese people were gone .You see; we rented a hotel on First and Vignes. From there on from 1941 to 1945 I made the rounds to the different barrios. For five years I saw the changes in the barrios, I saw the blacks come into First Street, which is now called Little Tokyo. At that time they used to call it Little Harlem. I used to walk down the street hearing blues in the juke boxes and the boogie woogie and see them dance the jitterbug. Walking up and down the different barrios like the Flats, La First Street, La State, La Diamond, La Temple, and La Alpine which was right next to the Angels Flight (streetcar).

We used to cruise on our low riders to Tin Can Beach, on Alameda Street. We used to pass Clanton, 38th St. and El Jardin and used to stop and trip and also cruise through Willowbrook and Watts, and stop at the radio station and listen to Hunter Hancock's rhythm and blues and we would dedicate songs and listen to them while we were cruising to Long Beach and the Pike. We would also hit the games, get on the ferris wheel and walk down to the penny arcades and get on the roller coaster.

This was the big thing to do. They used to call it The Cyclone. It's like the roller coaster at Magic Mountain today. After blowing our money, whatever we had, the vatos and the whisas would get on their hotrods or low riders and go to Tin Can Beach (Bolsa Chica State Park) and have a weenie bake. They would take their old portable radios. They were king size, weighing about ten pounds. I would get my guitar and play some barrio Chuco songs, after jiving and tripping, we’d start making it back home, all the way down Alameda St. to the barrio in L.A. Usually we would end up making a bonfire by burning a tire or some wood. After hours we would end up in a barrio party that had very dim blue lights. You would call it the house of blue lights parties. The records that were played were the old 78's; they were sounds of ballads by Billy Eckstine, soft and easy with the home boys and girls dancing to the mood. This was at the old Macy Barrio. To change the mood we would play some swing records like Pachuco Hop and also Joe Higgins and Honey Drippers. They would also dance to the big bands. The most favorite sounds were Glen Miller's "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", "Tuxedo Junction" and also "String of Pearls", and "In The Mood". Only the Chucos that knew how to dance jitterbug would get up and dance. Another famous big band was Tommy Dorsey and his record was "Boogie Woogie". Some would get up and do the dirty boogie, or the camel walk. Then we would play a slow piece and everybody would make it home .This was around 1948.

At that time Dogtown and Alpine, Hazard y La Clover would go down to Olvera Street to a place called "The Pachuco Inn”. It was a small club next to the post office. Here is where you would see alot of jitterbug contests. Most Chucos would trip around this area.

By Manuel Cruz