7/6/17

MARAVILLA VARRIOS

MARAVILLA, LA QUE BRILLA DE NOCHE Y DE DIA

MARAVILLA
EAST LOS ANGELES BARRIO

The Unincorporated East Side of the City of Angels

To most people in the Varrio world, Maravilla is synonymous with East Los Angeles, and although Maravilla is indeed in East LA, there is however other neighborhoods in East LA which are not part of the Maravilla car.

Unincorporated East LA itself is only a part of the greater East Side which consists of many different communities, and each sub-divided into even smaller sub-divisions and neighborhoods. So while the East Side can all be called East LA, Unincorporated East LA is not the whole East Side.

The Mexican-American community of Maravilla was in fact established even before East LA came into being as a township of sorts, and that’s because Maravilla is in the unincorporated sector of the East Side, in which the neighborhoods sprang up little by little here and there before the city planners came in and labelled it all East of Indiana Avenue ~> East Los Angeles.

In present times, the map of Unincorporated East Los Angeles consists of the communities of Barrio Maravilla (Belvedere), City Terrace, Belvedere Heights, Belvedere Gardens, Wellington Heights, Triggs, Eastmont, and Winter Gardens. There’s also a section in-between Winter Gardens and Belvedere Gardens which is sometimes labelled as Whittier, running parallel Whittier Blvd. This section is not to be confused with the nearby City of Whittier.

Also, the Bristow Park community for all intents and purpose in the Varrio world, is considered a part of East LA, but the area is marked on the maps as being part of the City of Commerce.

The original Maravilla community was concentrated along Brooklyn Avenue (Cesar Chavez) fanning out north into the hills (The Mexican Alps), and south past El Hoyo down all the way up to Whittier Blvd. It spreads out from the Cinco Puntos at Indiana Avenue on its west end, all the way east to Atlantic Ave. This whole zone was where in the very early 1900’s, the Mexican-American population was concentrated. The wheel hub was dead smack at the El Hoyo neighborhood surrounding the original Maravilla Park (renamed Obregon Park).

There are several versions as to how the name of Maravilla came about. One story claims that the pristine undeveloped area was filled with fields of sunflowers; known to Mexicans as “La Flor de Maravilla” so when they settled down in the area, they began to call the place Marravilla.

Another version claims that when the tracts of land were marketed by realtors, they cunningly depicted a paradise city, a wonder city filled with green hills, aptly termed jardines and marketed under such names as Belvedere Gardens and Maravilla Park Gardens; Sure enough when the Mexicans arriving there from either Mexico or from the conglomerated central urban areas of the City of LA; these folks when they first set eyes on the area, they “Marveled!” at the beauty of the place and sighed “Que Maravilla!” Hence the name; it stuck, and the rest is history.

Thee Maravilla Varrios;

LA ARIZONA MARAVILLA
LA FORD MARAVILLA
EL HOYO MARAVILLA
LA KERN MARAVILLA
LA MARIANNA MARAVILLA
GAGE BOYS MARAVILLA RIFA
LOMITA MARAVILLA PRIMERA
EL LOTE MARAVILLA
LA LOPEZ MARAVILLA
MOERIYA -THE WALL= MARAVILLA
LA JUAREZ MARAVILLA
POMEROY PARTY BOYS MARAVILLA
LA FRASER MARAVILLA
LA ROCK MARAVILLA
RASKALZ 13 MARAVILLA
MARAVILLA PROJECTS
FISHER STREET TOKERS CLIQUE MARAVILLA
HIGH TIMES STONERS MARAVILLA






MARAVILLA EAST L.A. ORIGINALS

ARIZONA MARAVILLA
AM ~ AMV ~ AZMV

HOYO MARAVILLA
(EL HOYO/THE HOLE)
HM ~ HMV

KERN MARAVILLA
(KERN VILLA)
KMV

FORD MARAVILLA
(FORD STREET)
FMV

FRASER MARAVILLA
FRMV

GAGE MARAVILLA
GMV
(GAGE BOYS MV)
GBMV
MARAVILLA RIFA
MVR
GAGE MARAVILLA RIFA
GMVR

HIGH TIMES MARAVILLA
(HIGH TIMES STONERS)
HTMV ~ HTSMV

JUAREZ MARAVILLA
(JUAREZ LOMA)
JM ~ JMV

LOTE MARAVILLA
(EL LOTE MV)
LMR

LOPEZ MARAVILLA
(LA LOPEZ MARA)
LMV

LOMITA MARAVILLA PRIMERA
LMP

MARIANNA MARAVILLA
MM ~ MMV

MOERIYA MARAVILLA
(MURALLA / THE WALL)
MYAMV

POMEROY MARAVILLA
(POMEROY PARTY BOYS MV)
PMV ~ PBMV

MARAVILLA PROJECTS
MVP

RASCALS 13 MARAVILLA
R13LS
R13MV


ROCK MARAVILLA
(LA ROCK / LA PIEDRA)
RMV

All about MARAVILLAS is“WELCOMED

6/25/17

VARRIO KING KOBRAS RIFA

THEY'RE AN OLD EAST SISDE VARRIO STILL GOING AT IT STRONG IN THE EAST LOS ANGELES AREA. THEY ONCE ESTABLISHED A WEST SIDE BACK IN THE 1970's BUT IT DIED OUT.. THEY ALSO HAVE A SOUTH SIDE VKKR IN BELL GARDENS STILL STANDING AS WELL. KING KOBRAS WAS SAID TO HAVE ONCE BEEN A CLIQUE OF VARRIO NUEVO ESTRADA, BUT THEY DON'T GET ALONG ANYMORE. SAME THING WITH THE INDIANA DUKES, SAID TO ONCE HAVE BEEN A CLIQUE OF THE KING KOBRAS, BUT NOW THEY ALSO DON'T GET ALONG NEITHER.