The San Gabriel Valley or Valle De San Gabriel often called SGV for short is a valley in Southern California. SGV is home to many gangs but it is also home to many other beautiful things. Lets dive into some of what the SGV is really about.

San Gabriel Valley Background

The SGV gets its name for the San Gabriel River that flows southward through the centre of the SGV. At one point in time it was predominantly agricultural, it is now almost entirely developed and urbanized, and it is a major part of the Greater Los Angeles metro area.

Cities and Communities in the SGV

  • Altadena
  • Alhambra
  • Arcadia
  • Avocado Heights
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bassett
  • Bradbury
  • Charter Oak
  • Citrus
  • City of Industry
  • Covina
  • Diamond Bar
  • Duarte
  • East Pasadena
  • El Monte
  • Glendora
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Hillgrove
  • Irwindale
  • La Puente
  • Los Angeles (El Sereno)
  • Mayflower Village
  • Monrovia
  • Monterey Park
  • North El Monte
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Ramona
  • Rosemead
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Dimas
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • San Pasqual
  • Sierra Madre
  • South El Monte
  • South Pasadena
  • South San Gabriel
  • South San Jose Hills
  • Temple City
  • Valinda
  • Vincent
  • Walnut
  • West Covina
  • West Puente Valley


The SGV is home to around 1.5M people, it is also home to a large percentage of ethnic groups. The majority of ethnic people there are Hispanics and Asians. The Caucasian population reside in areas such as Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, South Pasadena, and San Dimas.

Native Americans have a small population there, and they reside in Arcadia, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar.

There are some black communities which are in Altadena, and Pasadena and Monrovia.

Most of the Mexicans and Mexican gangs are located in Alhambra, Baldwin Park, City of Industry, El Monte, Hacienda Heights, La Puenta, Montebello, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South El Monte, West Covina, Covina, Poman and Whittier.

Chinese residence are in Monterey Park, Walnut, Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar, and Arcadia.

There are many Filipino, residing in West Covina and Walnut. Vietnamese tend to be concentrated in San Gabriel, Rosemead, and El Monte. Many Koreans live in Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, and Diamond Bar. A longstanding Japanese community exists in Monterey Park.

The Different Gangs in SGV


  • Altadena Blocc Crip


  • Four Seas Mafia
  • Alhambra Hell Side
  • Ken Side Wah Ching
  • Sonny Side Wah Ching
  • Paul Side Wah Ching


  • Varrio Azusa

Baldwin Park

  • Varrio East Side Bolen Parque
  • Varrio North Side Bolen Parque


  • Du Roc Crip
  • Duarte’ X3

Hispanic Gangs in El Monte

  • El Monte 13
  • El Monte Courts
  • El Monte Flores
  • El Monte Hayes
  • El Monte Hicks Locos 
  • El Monte Liga
  • El Monte North Side
  • El Monte Rifa
  • El Monte South Side
  • North Side Montes
  • Monte White Fence Locos
  • Rowland St
  • Sastre 

Hacienda Heights

  • Eternal Brown Soldiers
  • Happy Homes Puente
  • Varrio 13

La Puente

  • Bassett Grande
  • Varrio Puente 13 (east)
  • Puente 13 (west)
  • Varrio Townsmen


  • Monrovia Nuevo Varrio

Monterey Park

  • Monterey Park Wah Ching
  • Sonny Side Wah Ching
  • Ken Side Wah Ching


  • Raymond Avenue Crip
  • Pasadena Denver Lanes


  • .456, the Islands, Piru Bloods
  • Angelo Mafia Crip gang
  • Barjug [defunct] Bloods
  • East Coast Crips, 200
  • Ghost Town Crips
  • Sin Town Crips, .357
  • South Side Village Crips
  • West Side Mafia
  • 12 Street Sharky’s gang (1940)
  • Cherry Ville Pomaona
  • Monclair 13
  • North Side Barrio 13
  • MCB, Montclair Blood Gang
  • South Side Pomona 13
  • Happy Town Pomona
  • Tiny Rascal Gang (TRG)
  • Sons Of Samoa, Dukes (Crips)

Rowland Heights

  • 6 Shots Pinoy Real
  • Four Seas Mafia
  • Taiwanese Side Wah Ching
  • White Dragon


  • 135 Pirus
  • Athens Park Bloods
  • Campenella Park Pirus


  • Valinda Flats 13

West Covina

  • West Covina Mob Piru
  • West Covina Neighborhood Crip
  • Mob Piru Blood (Samoan)


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