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New Weekly Graffiti…. Featuring Dario, Creoh and Buger RDK, Spek Tmk, Cyber and More…..

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Spic

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Pisof Bcx
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Drugz TV
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Spic
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Mier LW
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Chifa
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Dario RDK
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36th
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Roma Gut
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Buger Rdk
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Play G
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Buger Rdk
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Out Causing Panick
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Sitar Leno
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Old Cyber
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Cyber
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UGS
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Creoh RDK
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Yonder
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Robot
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Cyber
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Bread
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Spic $
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1 AM Crew… Black book

 

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TTBBK (Time To Battle Busters Krew)

Last week we were invited By Spek Tmk to sit in on a Memorial Wall session where artists painted names of other fallen Writers from San Diego. Fallen artists: Peng, Neko, Sick, Kecho, Modes, Paris, Horce, Dams, Sken…..

Sick Tmk painted by Case Tmk

Paris Gm painted by Spictro Add

Modes Bcx painted by Beloe Bcx

Dams Rts painted by Chosen

Sken  painted by Runs Sdv

Peng Tv painted by chosen

Horce Hem painted by Pisto Hem

Dams  painted by Chosen

Neko painted by Dusk

 

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Fallen Soliders Memorial Wall…. R.I.P.
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Fallen Soldiers Memorial Wall..

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Fallen Soliders Memorial wall
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Fallen Soliders Memorial wall

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. 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 Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Shell Town 38th Street, Gamma Boys, Young Sicc and More…

Here we are with another weekly edition of neighborhood highlights, this week we made our way around Barrio Shelltown.

Shell town is centrally located in the southeast section of the city, Neighboring National city, Logan heights and Southcrest neighborhoods.

Shell town territory:

(N) Imperial Ave

(S) Division

(E) Interstate 805

(W) interstate 5 and interstate 15

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Barrio Shelltown has 2 Clicks 38th Street and Gamma Boys. It always seemed like 38th street was a lil bigger and more active than gamma, though lately I’ve seen a lot more gamma markings through the set.

In 1995 i ended up in Rancho del Campo which was a Juvenile Camp Facility for juvenile offenders. This trip I was in Campo 2 dorm with Lil Capone from 38th street and a guy named Donuts who was claiming Gamma if i remember correctly.

After that trip i would run into Capone EVERYTIME i ended up busted, last time i saw him they were taking him from unit 1000  to CYA (California Youth Authority)

Shell town share their Neighborhood with the Bloods Gang 59 Brims and have a long standing rivalry with OTNC and Logan.

Every week i work a second job delivering medical supplies, in between calls i kill time by driving around and taking pictures for this blog, here are a few that i found.

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Barrio Shelltown 38th Street Locos Dafie Sixxy
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38 Street and Gamma street
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The Bridge at South Crest Park
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Varrio Shelltown Gamma Boys 3V3

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Some known artists that have prospered out of Shell Town include:

Young Sicc: “I grew up in Southeast San Diego,” says rapper Young Sicc (born Francisco Sandoval, Jr.), who turned 28 in 2007. “I grew up in Shelltown, around 38th and National Avenue. I never forgot where I came from. Everybody has a story to tell, growing up in the ‘hood.'”

Krooks The Felon: Krooks is another local rapper who is a known member of Shelltown

Also found some Shell Town Hood Raps…

The Avenue Presents Weekly Graffiti… Featuring Koer MDR, Racks TFS, Balto and MORE!!!!

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Egypt MDR

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Peso RTS
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Koer MDR
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Z Crew.
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Oil Painter Roller.. (Paris) R.I.P.
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Nuke
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Werk
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Keven Koer Mdr
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Racks TFS
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LMUS
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Koer Mdr
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Train TRCK

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. 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 Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Southeast Varrio Market Street Locos!!

Here we are with another installment of Hood Highlights. This week we are talking about Varrio Market Street. The street Market is a fairly  main street which spans from downtown San Diego to the Emerald Hills/ Encanto Neighborhoods in Southeast San Diego.

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Varrio Market Territory:

(N) Hilltop

(E) 47th

(S) Market Street

(W) Boundary

Varrio Market shares their hood with a Black Gang, Rollin 40’s Neighborhood Crips. VMKT used to be extreamly deep, causing all sorts of ruckus in their hood. SDPD  started cracking down on them  and a lot of their heads caught lengthy sentences.

Ive only personally met a female from Market in my times, PEARL, She was with the business though. I remember a tagging crew from the same area in the 90s CHB(Cant Hold Back) They were Power Scribed EVERYWHERE in juvy.

VMKT has always held their own against larger gangs. They’ve had beef with larger gangs like LHTS, Sherman, and Shelltown for decades.

VM ~ VMS ~ VML ~ VMP
VARRIO MARKET STREETKlikas . . .45th
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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 Decided to start at the Park.

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DENNIS ALLEN PARK
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Cracks Thakas Midget
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Chapo

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There was a lil hill and at the top was this old tree that was heavily tagged up. from street view its slightly difficult to see the pinnacle if the hilltop. Cool spot to hang out.

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After the park i took a lil drive looking for more hit ups!! Varrio Market had markings in every section of their hood.

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VMLs Zone
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vX3X9Ls Gizmo
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Playboy Takas
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Market Locos

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VMKT also funks with OKB(oriental Killer Boyz) a Asian Gang that also Shares turf with Neighborhood Crip, Just on the other side of 47th.

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OKB and TB and Market Street Battles.
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OKB vs VMKT
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B Bob Lizard Takas
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MARKET STREET X3X9 crossed out The Block
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MARKET STREET
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X3X9Ls Smiles
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Crossed out Boylston St.. VM
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Lizard Ghost

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I wasn’t able to find any known artists that stemmed from the Varrio Market Neighborhood but i did find some hood raps By Lil Munchy(R.I.P.) Wito and B Bob 2.

and that my friends is this weeks segment of Neighborhood Highlights featuring Varrio Market Street.

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!!

 

Avenue presents.. Weekly Graffiti.. Featuring Foe TV, SOER, SDV Crew, Wildstyle Technicians and more..

Every Friday I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

This week i was was able to get some pics of a legal Gorillas in the mist type Production

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Production by: Chale, Work, Coal, Ayler, Spic

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EFME, MOTO, STEP DAD, FLOW and STAX, Lil Miss Understood, REWL, SOER

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Foe TVC Crew 
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EKSA! 
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SOER 
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Wild Style By: ZONE and IZZY of Wildstyle Technicians 
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SEFY! 
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SYTER 
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KEVEN MDR 
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Chifa 
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Baej 
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Crepr 
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PINGO
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Beloe SDV BCX
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ROCR OCP and ALONE SDV
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OCP TTBBK
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TAKER TTBB
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BCX Black Book
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SDV CREW
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Homey Apos 2014
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Throw back Flick I Love SDVCRU 1996

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HOF (LEBIK ERUP)?? Washington Street Trolley
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SOER 
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Box Truck in Chula Vista
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San Diego Piece 
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California Piece 
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Dyse one 

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. 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 Art and Artists that make us San Diego!!

 

Sherman Heights!! 20th and 27th Grant Hill Park! Mr.Lil One, Prayers and More!!

Here we are again for our weekly edition of Neighborhood Highlights. This week wen will be shining light upon the Sherman Heights Neighborhood of San Diego.

Sherman Heights is a neighborhood in San Diego bordered by Golden Hill to the north, Grant Hill to the east, East Village to the west, and Logan Heights to the south.

Interstate 5 (W) Imperial (S) Market (N) 29th (E)

As I’ve stated in previous weekly hood highlights, I work a delivery job 2 times a week which calls for me to be on call to deliver medical supplies to various parts of town throughout the day. Sometimes in between calls i will venture around and take pictures for this blog.

Sherman Heights being almost directly east of downtown San Diego,  it was a very active and awake inner city section. Being caught up in the judicial system in my younger days, I’ve meet a ton of heads from Sherman but don’t have any personal relationships with anyone from their Varrio. I used to know a few guys from ufk that stayed around that way, but thats about it.

Sherman Heights takes its name from its original developer Matthew Sherman, who purchased the land just east of Downtown San Diego in 1867. The Villa Montezuma, a large Victorian home built for musician and spiritualist Jesse Shepard in 1887, has been operated as a house museum, and is owned by the city of San Diego.- Wikipedia

I did my normal drive around and started to see the markings on the walls, some old some knew, but all letting you know you were now in Sherman territory. i noticed a lot of crossing out between Sherman and logan along the southern side of SM.

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San Diego Tag Found in a Sherman Heights alley!

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Around Imperial i found a Alley that was used not to long ago in the filming of the band “Prayers” video “YOUNG GODZ”

Lead man Rafael Reyes is a notariable member of Sherman Grant Hills Park, as well as successful Businessman, Artist and Author.

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after stumbling across the Prayers piece that was painted by tattoo artist Amer the Gamer, i decided to go check out Grant hill park.

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Maaaaaannnnnn!! Grant hill park is the shit, dope view over looking the hood on to the bay and coronado bridge. Some city skyline in spots also.

Chicano Rap Artist Mr. Lil One is another well known Musician who has grown from the Sherman grant hills park Gang.

From his first album, Once in a Decade in 1996, through Wasted Days and Wasted Nights and the trend-setting 13th Scorn, Lil Uno has built a tremendous and loyal fan base that is consistant and supportive. In 2006, Lil Uno released an album entitled The Streets, that brought him much overdue radio attention across the country and international exposure in print and on the internet. The album is highly acclaimed and catapulted him to another level in the game, landing a distribution with Fontana (for his label Sicko Records) and a publishing deal for his company, Sicker Than You Ever Came (ASCAP).
Lil Uno has enjoyed radio success from singles like Tha Boogieman, They Call Him Lil One, Spend Some Time, Contagious and most recently “Kitty Kat,” an early leaked single from his upcoming album. He has toured and performed with Cuban Link, T-Weaponz, MC Magic, Ivy Queen, Voltio, Chingo Bling, Notch, Bimbo, Don Dinero, Delinquent Habits, Lil Rob, Baby Bash, The Beatnuts, Tony Touch, Immortal Technique, Cypress Hill,,Brownboy, Down AKA Kilo, Kid Frost, Lighter Shade Of Brown and many more. His stage presence is amazing! His crowd control is on point and in 2009, he became an integral part of The Latin Lockdown Tour, an unprecedented Latino Hip-Hop tour that is currently bringing the hottest artists to over 30 cities across the nation.

After hitting the park and getting ready to leave on the next delivery, i knew i couldn’t leave without checking out the 27th street section of sherman. Every time i would get busted there was always someone from Sherman 27 busted with me.

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This Apartment Complex was pretty hit up also!

and that friends is my little story about my trip to Sherman Heights, Home to Varrio Sherman 20’s and 27th street Grant Hill Park!

 

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!!

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!!