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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
LIL’ SPIDERS LV13
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.
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