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“Brand New” Exclusive LIL GRIFO Interview

This Is Another Installment Of  The AveNews. This Interview Was Filmed On July 10th, 2016 In National City @RushMoneyStudios With South San Diego’s Artist LIL GRIFO. Click Link To Enjoy This Dope Video.

Interview With San Diego Artist GORS ONE!

This session on Avenue 619 Tv we stopped by to talk with artist Goar as he painted a DOPE San Diego Piece on the side of Ace of Fades Barber shop in Chula Vista California.


Finished San Diego by Gors.

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We reached out to GOAR at Battle Groundz 2016, which is a Live Graffiti art event held at Macc Project in Chula Vista every year. It wasn’t our first time meeting Gors though, as we have seen him at other graff events as well as letting him tattoo a few members of the Avenue team. We chose to do our second graff interview with him because of the intense detail he always displays in his art as well as his Diverse business ventures.Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 8.21.41 AM

GOR with the DLOKZ (R.I.P.) Character. Battle Groundz 2016.

Though he is only 23 years old, Goar, on top of being a dope painter, also has a prominent carrer as a local tattoo artist Specializing in Lettering but not limited to other styles also.

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Dope ass D by GORS..
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Gors has also been working on his clothing line Goriginal Clothing.Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 12.01.30 PM

Heres a few more pics of his art.

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You can’t find more by GORS at INSTAGRAM


Thank you to everyone that tunes in and supports what we do, we couldn’t do this without you!!! Peace





Varrio Locos Otay. River Bottoms. Guzzle One and More…

Otay is a residential neighborhood in the southern section of San Diego. Most kids from this area attend castle park middle school and high school. In San Diego every neighborhood Starting in National City and south is referred to as South San Diego or South Bay.

Otay is home to a well established street gang known as Varrio Loco Otay or Otay 13.

Rasta Locos is a click of Otay 13. One of the oldest gangs in SD County (1920’s/1930’s). The Rasta Locos click (RLS) was made up of stoners sometime in the ’70’s or ’80’s. They also have two other clicks:

Riverbottom Locos (RBL/RBLS), named so because the click is near the Otay River bottom (was made in the ’70’s and still reps hard today), and a recent click 13 Boys (13BS). From what I’ve been told, there has been a lot of clickas in the past, but they all died off. The only ones I’m familiar with are RLS, RBLS, 13BS, and a click from the 1950’s/1960’s called Yatos (YTS).

Hood Parameter:

North- Palomar

West- Broadway,

South- River Bottoms

East- 805 freeway

I didn’t grow up in south san diego so i never really knew much about this hood until my first trip to juvinille hall in 94. I learned a lot that trip. i remember seeing Otay tagged up everywhere in the halls. They were always deep, no names stick out to me at this point though. I was in unit 100 in 99 with Shaker from Otay, i remembered his Name from when he used to tag, i wanna say he was from JR but could be wrong. Im told he’s now a well established head in the hood.

So as i state every week on the Hood Highlights, i work a part time delivery job 2 days a week, this job sends me to various parts of town on call. While I’m killing time, i often cruise around and take pics for this blog.

I really didn’t know where to start in otay so i looked up parks in the area, noticing one named Otay Park i felt that would be a good place to start. Upon arriving i noticed a small park tucked in the middle of the hood next door to a elementary school. i decided to get out and take a walk through

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Mens Bathroom at Otay Park.

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I Noticed a Large OTAY piece in Old English Lettering. From what I’m told, that piece is always flying high overlooking the park.IMG_3988 IMG_3993

I stopped by the Benches and saw some youngsters hit ups.IMG_3992 IMG_3991IMG_3990

From the benches i noticed a stair way leading out of the park into the above neighborhood. I love finding stairways because the are such a major gate way for the residence of the community and sometimes a local hangout spot.

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After checking out the stairs, i kept it moving, and started to cruise around in search of tags.


Rasta Locos and Riverbottom Lococs
Buffed OTAY W. KAT

Otay had one of the most tagged up hood I’ve seen block for block alley for alley. Big tags on main streets, Lil long lasting tags in the cuttys, every corner and alley hit.

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San Ysidro and Otay going at it.
More Otay and Sidro action
my first time seeing a hood use a stencil. OTAY RBLS CK
Lil park tucked in the middle of house in a dead end section of otay.

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This was one of the biggest hit ups I’ve seen lately. OTAYEROS CK TRECE BOYS PARK BONA PLEYTO

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Artists who have prospered from the Varrio Locos Otay include:

Guzzle – Guzzle was a graffiti writer from the crew SDV or San Diego Vandalz later getting down for VLO. Guzzle took his creativity to the mic where he flexed serious skills. He deffinatly made his mark in the san diego hip hop scene being involved in everything from shows to cyphers with the heavyweights in sd. I last spoke with guzzle when he stopped by the store to check it out. He assured us as soon as he gets off of this intense probation they have him on, he will be back in the light with plenty of heat for the game.FullSizeRender 8

We also were able to find some Otay Hood raps on Youtube.

and that friends in pretty much the extent of my trip to Varrio Otay. i hope everyone enjoyed this article, and remember to tune in weekly for new highlights. Peace

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!!

Varrio Nestor Gang!

Nestor is a residential neighborhood in the southern section of San Diego, and part of the Otay Mesa-Nestor community planning area. It neighbors Palm City and Otay Mesa West to the east, Egger Highlands to the north, San Ysidro to the southeast and the Tijuana River Valley to the south. Major thoroughfares include Coronado Avenue, Saturn Boulevard, Hollister Street, and Tocayo Avenue.

Though Nestor is a rather small gang, they still have a presence in the south bay. Nestor Represents for 19th street which is now Saturn boulevard, even though the street name changed they still rep 19th.

We took a stroll through the hood and saw plenty of fresh tags and police presence around Nestor Park!!

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Varrio San Ysidro Gang!!!

San Ysidro is a San Diego County neighborhood located in the very most south section of the county.

San Ysidro is home to the what is often stated to be the world’s busiest land border crossing, where U.S. Interstate 5 crosses into Mexico at Tijuana; however, the U.S. government only states that it is the busiest in the Western Hemisphere.

Varrio San Ysidro is bounded in the east by the hills and canyons below Otay Mesa. To the west is the Tijuana River Valley, a vast wetlands area that reaches as far west to the Pacific Ocean. To the south is the International border; Tijuana on the other side of La Linea (The Fence). Bordering on the north side is the 905 Freeway which separates Sidro from the communities of Nestor/Otay. These natural and man-made boundaries have served the Varrio well over time in helping it to keep its unique identity; however the cohesion of this community over the decades, has been fragmented by the construction of Interstates (5), (805), (905) and the San Diego trolley.

The Barrio in the 1950s was very much all-along San Ysidro Blvd. in particular, further to the west side –west of today’s 805 freeway– stretching all the way to Dairy Mart Road.  Most of the neighborhood Vatos (some 50 in those days) worked and kicked it at the empacadoras (the packing plants) also on the strip, over by where SY Blvd and Dairy Mart Road meet. By the late 50s, these Vatos had become straight-up a “VARRIO” in all sense of the meaning.

During the mid-to-late 70s, the LOCOTES clika sprung up in the Park Ave neighborhood. During this time-era, the Surfo (Stoner) stilos came of age on both sides of The Fence. Cholo & Surfo gangs exploded in Tijuas, and in San Ysidro the young crowds of Raza, –which many have always kept up ties with families south of the border—their Surfo counterparts also staked claim to hang-out spots in Sidro. The SY PUNKS surfaced during these years; then LOS BIKERS (both Surfo crowds). The SY Punks gradually fell in-line with the Cholo stile and joined up with SYR. Los Bikers used to hang around where today’s Beyer Blvd Trolley Station exist today on Beyer and Cottonwood Road. They adopted their name from the simple fact that their members all had those old-school 16 inch spoke wheels bikes. At the turn of the 80s when the Trolley system was built in 1981, their spot was razed and with the Surfo stile becoming a dying breed, it didn’t take long for them to disappear from the scene. Nevertheless, some from Los Bikers joined the main SY ranks.

With the arrival of the 80s decade, new clikas were formed.
In the mid-80’s the SY GANGSTERS formed up and kicked it at The Alley (Cypress Dr.) behind West Park Ave in the street-alley where it meets up with Blanche Street.
The LOCOTES clika continued-on, but they took up a spot further north on Cypress, up the next block where it dead ends with the Trolley tracks.
The VILLA LOCOS continued staying up as well, but their numbers were greater on the north side of the tracks.

By the mid-to-late 80s, the LIL LOCOS clika sprang up, sponsored by the LOCOTES, and then the TINY LOCOS, followed up by Los MALOS in the 1990s.

By the 1990s, all the SYR clikas were inter-mixed. They kicked it here there and everywhere. The MALOS began to make more of presence on the south side of the 5 Freeway over by Sycamore/Larsen Field as well as the LOCOTES. The TINY LOCOS remained closer to the center of the Barrio along the community center, even so, all the clikas continue to hang-out together.




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Some pics and info provided by: www.brownkigdom.com


Artists who have prospered from San Ysidro:

P.O.D. (short for “Payable on Death”) is a American band that originated in 1992 in the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego. The band was signed to Atlantic records in 1998, after independently producing their own records for six years prior. P.O.D. came out with their first popular CD titled “The Fundamental Elements of Southtown” in 1999, which produced a lot of popular singles such as “Rock the Party” and “Southtown.” In 2001 they came out with their sophomore album which became their biggest global success called “Satellite” which was scheduled to be released on 9/11/01. They faced a tough choice that day of whether to go ahead and release it that day. Today all four members are married men and live in the San Diego area. Sonny still lives in his home town of San Ysidro, California with his wife and daughter Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards, and born in 2000).

I Flew from Omaha Nebraska to San Diego on July 3rd 2007 and sonny was my seat mate on both of the flights to daygo, we talked the whole trip about growing up in san diego and how he has chose to stay in san ysidro to build his family.

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 Americas finest city!