The North Ring City is a series of nasty slums thrown together around the old radioactive core of downtown Los Angeles, which was nuked during WW3. Consisting mostly of gigantic apartment blocks, industrial plants, grimy shopping malls, huge water diversion projects and endless garbage-strewn plascrete wastelands. Ring City is infested with gangs of all kinds, the largest being the Panteras de Oro, who are strongly linked to the Ghost Cartels, especially the Espectro Family of the Laguna Cartel.
Ring City is only intermittently patrolled by the San Angeles Police Dept. or Wasp Security, and most residents either form vigilante committees or pool their money to pay off the gangs. Strangers are not welcome, and non-Hispanics are subject to special scrutiny. The MIRA group is quite active here, though other cultural subgroups such as Muslims or Hindus are also common, united only by their poverty.