The 38th Street gang is a violent, Mexican criminal street gang in South Central Los Angeles, California. The 38th Street gang is one of the oldest street gangs in Los Angeles and has been occupying its territory since the 1920s. They engage in many criminal activities. The Mexican Mafia controls and routinely uses 38th Street gang members to carry out their orders.
The 38th Street gang occupies a huge area on the east side of South Central Los Angeles and some areas in East Los Angeles. Their territory puts them in direct conflict with the Playboys gang, Florencia 13, Barrio Mojados, Pueblos Bishop Bloods, All For Crime Bloods, King Boulevard Stoners, Midcity Stoners, Loco Park, Street Saints, Hang Out Boys, 41 street gang, Primera Flats, Ghetto Boys, Clanton 14, and 36 street gang among others. Other major rivals include Maravilla gangs, 4th Street Flats, Varrio Nuevo Estrada, Mara Salvatrucha, Eight Street, White Fence, and mostly all East LA gangs and Watts. Their rivalries expand to most neighborhoods all over Los Angeles County. They also have confirmed cliques in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Wisconsin.