Lomita Village 7 0’s

Every Wednesday I work an alternative Job in order to help keep the Avenue alive. This job calls for me to be on call and available to deliver medical supplies to various parts of town. Yesterday after a stop in Lemon Grove i decided to adventure around a part of town called Lomita Village while i killed time.

North) Jamacha Road
South) Skyline Drive
West) Meadowbrook Drive
East) Billow Drive

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Now, Im pretty familiar with San Diego and its inner city but Lomita was semi new to me. I mean, I had a bunky in east mesa once (Grumpy) from LV70s, Ive met rapper Dido Brown before , and my oldest sons mom grew up off Bowie by Skyline Park, but thats it!

So I cruised around taking pictures of a few  hit ups found around San Vicente St.

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Heres a Lil History on where the 7 0’s comes into play!

The 7’Os were sparked up by some vatos from Comptone Varrio 70 who were from the Lomita neighborhood and mixed in. LV13 and LV70 at one time did not even get along that much, but in 1978 an LV13 homeboy wasted a jura, and that brought down the heat on the barrio.Things got real hot and homies were getting torcidos and sent up to do long sentences. Right around that year is when the 7’Os Chicos started putting in work together with the LV13 Diablos & LiL Spiders. As time went by, more and more LV13 homeboys were either getting smoked, locked up or going into retirement, and so the youngsters kinda forgot about the older gente, but the Chicos kept the Village on deck. Eventually the LV13 kinda took a back seat to the LV70, but don’t let that confuse you because there’s still plenty of LV’s that don’t claim 70s. There’s stil homies around that claim LV13 NOMAS! And just to re-iterate what has already been said, the LV oldie cliques never claimed LV70, PERIOD! – Brown Kingdom

I Eventually stumbled across a dope Stair Case in the middle of nowhere. I personally LOVE finding City Stairways in the middle of residential neighborhoods, they tend to be pretty key gateway for the residence and a nighttime hangout for the youth!  IMG_4217IMG_4218 IMG_4219 IMG_4215IMG_4223IMG_4228IMG_4229IMG_4230

Once I reached the top i looked out over the neighborhood, where i could see a lil piece of a park, a park i never knew existed, so i immediately knew where my next stop would be!

As much as i love finding stair cases i love finding New parks! Parks Usually represent a Key part of a Neighborhood. In this case Lomita Park seemed to act as the heart to this hood.IMG_4232 IMG_4233 IMG_4234

One thing that was unique about this Neighborhood park was that the members of Lomita Village had markings in the cement and carved into trees, Marking their territory. Not every hood has Permanent markings in the heart of their hood, but lomita does.IMG_4235 IMG_4236 IMG_4237 IMG_4238 IMG_4239 IMG_4241IMG_4240 IMG_4242 IMG_4243

From the park i could see a trail that went down to a small canyon that ran behind some houses, also marked up!IMG_4244 IMG_4246 IMG_4247 IMG_4248

and that my friends is pretty much the extent of my visit to Lomita Village. Very unique area tucked away in the eastern most parts of southeast San Diego and home to Varrio Lomita Village 7 0’s.

LV cliques:

MIDGETS LV13
SPIDERS LV13
LIL’ SPIDERS LV13
DIABLOS LV13
CHICOS (7’Os)
JUNIORS (7’Os)
RASCALS LV70
DEMONIOS LV70
TRAVIESOS LV70
MALOS LV70

Artists who prospered from the Lomita Village area:

Dido Brown is a San Diego rapper who stems from the lomita village area of san diego. Dido and the Bonafide team have been known to be out in the streets hustling their music catalog. In todays times Dido now uses his talents to speak upon faith and religion to his fans and followers! amen.

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism, Gang Banging or Violence. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize the life that comes along with gang banging. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the neighborhoods that make us San Diego!!