7/31/12

BRING BACK THE OLD SPRAY PAINT STYLE FROM THE VARRIOS


Those 'spiral' letras the bato is hitting up right there...
let me tell you,...those were one of the very LAST new letra forms to come out.
And that was back in the early 90's.
I know cause I used to throw them too.
I aint seen that style of letras ANYWHERE since then.
Used to be in the old days, 60's, 70's, 80's,..homeboys were inventing new forms every couple of years. Those were great times for a true plaquero.

Today??

Man,...I aint seen no new letras in like 15 years holmes.

Think about that chet.
Thats unbelievable.

Its all gone wrong holmes.
Its a tragedy.
I dont see alot of care or respect in the lines today.
No more love for the artform.
No more development.
Its like the whole thing came to a screeching halt.
All I see are troche y moche rounded colored squares. Thats all.


I put alot of the blame on those taggers with their gacho ass scrawlings.
Once they came along and started infesting the walls in the 90's....that was it.
They changed the whole environment in the Varrios.

= SANTOS =

7/29/12

VARRIO LOGAN HEIGHTS

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Here’s a little something on San Diego’s “South East”
VARRIO LOGAN HEIGHTS


Logan Heights proper is a combination of 2 communities, BARRIO LOGAN and MEMORIAL PARK, which together make up the entity known as LOGAN HEIGHTS

VARRIO LOGAN HEIGHTS has 5 different cliques that represent the Varrio to the fullest..

RED STEPS
LH30TA
LH33RD
LH13Ls
LHClika

And each of those cliques have their own distinct “Homegrounds”

(1) The first one is BARRIO LOGAN

N ~ Commercial Street (The Tracks)
W ~ Main Street
S ~ 32nd Street
E ~ Interstate 5

BARRIO LOGAN is synonymous with RED STEPS. So if you hear someone say BARRIO LOGAN or BARRIO RED STEPS, that’s what they’re saying.. They’re saying that they are from the barrio west of the 5 Freeway surrounding Bay Bridge Park, a.k.a. CHICANO PARK.

(2) The second is the LH30TA zone, which is synonymous with the area surrounding Memorial Park.. centered at 30th Street and Ocean View Blvd.

N ~ Commercial Street (The Tracks)
W ~ 28th Street
S ~ Interstate 5
E ~ Bancroft Street, and the 15 Freeway down through National Avenue

(3) LH33RD neighborhood lies down a barranca (small ravine area) on the northeast corner of Logan Heights.. in-between Bancroft Street and the 15 Freeway, running from north to south all along 33Rd Street.

N~ K street (cul-de-sac north of Imperial avenue)
W ~ Bancroft Street (ravine)
S~ Ocean View Blvd.
E~ 15 Freeway


(4) In-between .. (N) Commercial Street/The Tracks, (E) 28th Street, and (SW) Interstate 5.. is the proper “Logan Heights” defined zone on the maps. This zone is inhabited by everyone from LHTS (RS, 30TA, and 13Ls).

The LH’13 Locos are the only ones of the LH cliques which do not have a solid defined established neighborhood.. LH13Ls are simply from all over Logan Heights.. LH13Ls is rumored to have had some trouble being accepted as a bonafide LHTS clique in their beginning porque the rest of LHTS didn’t really consider them raised RS, 30TA or 33RD.. But 13Ls earned their respect, and they are now clearly a bonafide LHTS clique.

(5) Logan Heights “CLIKA”..
This 5Th Logan clique neighborhood is far away from Logan Heights proper.. LH’Clika is located in “EAST SIDE SAN DIEGO”.. LHC was set up by vatos from LHRS & LH3OTA in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood on the East Side.. thus making VLHts, San Diego’s only varrio to actually have a well established territory in two separate areas of the city.

N~ El Cajon Blvd.
E~ 54TH Street
S~ University Avenue
W~ Euklid Avenue


Note; All 5 cliques from LHTS get along with each other.. They don’t have pleito, even though they do compete with each other as to which is the baddest.. but for the most part they’re cool with each other.. in fact, Red Steps is said to be propping up Treinta y Tres, and bringing them back from the dead.

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There used to be another clique from Logan Heights which was not part of VARRIO LHTS.. They were the Logan Heights “LUCKIES” from the triangular shaped neighborhood zone between Commercial, I-5 and 28th.. They were an independent and non affiliated clique that went by LH’LKS and Calle Veinte y Seis "LHC26LKS".. Circa 1960s to 1981/early 80s (?).. The ”LUCKYS are defunt now, but that’s where they were reputed to have been their stomping grounds.

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KEEP IT HATE FREE!



VARRIO CHULA VISTA



VCV Varrio Chula Vista is the original HarborSide Varrio; and all other varrios in CV, came afterwards!

The Harborside Barrio goes from Palomar to L Street, and from 5th to Bay Blvd. In the old days it went all the way west to the Bayfront. VCV also includes the area north and west of Moss, which is called "Boal." VCV was born in the 1000 blocks of these two areas in the late 1950's.

VCV always been a smaller gang compared to their oldest and closest neighbors, Otay and OTNC, but they've always been in the mix and recognized by all around.

VCV got really deep in the 1980's, and used to hang out at the abandoned Duke Tomato plant and junkyard that was on the 1000 block of Colorado. The 1980's saw them expand north into the Navy duplexes between L and J Streets (700 and 800 blocks), and into most of the low income housing along and west of the Broadway corridor. By the late 1990's they began to disappear from their birth grounds in the 1000 blocks and from some of the areas west along Broadway. Policing and redevelopment hit them hard and shrank their numbers down. They got deep again for a while in the early-mid 2000's, but then they died down big time. But yet still again, in the last few years (2010/2011/2012) they have been on the rise again, making a comeback, staking claim and kicking ass.

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Here's how the VCV cliques genealogy goes, as it was told to me:

1950s = the first originals from CV gang started out

1960s to early 1970s = CV Locos/CV Boys

1970s = VCV birth of the Grande Locos clique

1980's = Birth of the K Street Boys clique (inactive now)

1990's = Birth of the E Street and H Street cliques (inactive now)

2000's = Birth of the South Bay LS, GST LS, and NBLS cliques

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-GSTLS- and -NBLS- where tagbangers that cliqued up with -VCV-

-GSTLS- used to be West Side G Block (WSGBK)

-NBLS- used to be Naughty Boys Klika, A.K.A. Nasty But Klassy (NBK)

There is also a clique of stoners/skaters/taggers that back up VCV.
They go by 700 Block (700BK).



Note: 411 credits ~ 19DAGO04

Artwork ~ Lonewolf

7/15/12

YOUR TOWN MONIKER

By Lonewolf

YOUR TOWN MONIKER


Cities, Towns, States and Neighborhoods have terms of endearment or monikers applied to their town with much affection.

What is yours called?

CALIFORNIA = CALIFAS
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LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA = LOSCA
WILMINGTON = WILMAS,
LONG BEACH = LONGO,
TORRANCE = TORRES,
ARTESIA = ARTA,
FLORENCE = FLORENCIA,
SAWTELLE = SOTEL,
SANTA MONICA = SANTA MONA / SANTA EME
WEST LOS ANGELES = WEST LOS,
EAST LOS ANGELES = EAST LOS,
SOUTH LOS ANGELES = SOUTH LOS,
NORTH EAST L.A. = NELA
SAN GABRIEL = SAN GRA,
BALDWIN PARK = BOLEN PARQUE
WEST COVINA = WEST COVAS,
PASADENA = PASA,
POMONA = POMOS,
GLENDORA = GLENDAS,
PACOIMA = PACAS,
SAN FERNANDO = SAN FER,
ONTARIO = ONTA,
CUCAMONGA = CUCA,
RIALTO = RITO,
SAN BERNARDINO = SAN BERDO / VERDUGO
RIVERSIDE = RIVAS,
FONTANA = FONTA,
TWIN PEAKS = TWINPAS,
FULLERTON = FULAS,
SANTA ANA = SANTANA,
ESCONDIDO = ESCO,
OXNARD = CHIQUES,
SANTA PAULA = SANTA,
SANTA BARBARA = SANTA BRUTA,
CARMENITA = CARMELAS,
BELLFLOWER = FLORES,
SEPULVEDA = SEPAS,
PALMDALE = PALMAS,
LANCASTER = LANCAS,
SAN YSIDRO = SIDRO,
BRAWLEY = BROLE,
CALIPATRIA = CALIPAS,
CALEXICO = CALECIA
WESTMORLAND = WESTMORLAS,
NILAND = NILAS,
THOUSAND PALMS = MILPAS,
ROMOLAND = ROMOS,
SAN JACINTO = SAN JA,
CAMARILLO = CAMA RIO,
THOUSAND OAKS = TOCAS,
MELOLAND = MELOS,
CATHEDRAL CITY = CAT CITY,
GILMAN HOT SPRINGS = GILAS,
YUCAIPA = YUCA
BLOOMINGTON = BLOOMAS
COMPTON = HUB CITY
PARAMOUNT = PERROMOUNT according to DOG PATCH
CENTERREACH = CENTERICA
SAN DIEGO = DAGO / DAYGO
SACRAMENTO = SACRA
SAN JOSE = SAN JO
BRODERICK = BEDROCK
TURLOCK = TURLOCO
WATSONVILLE = WATSON
SAN MATEO = SAN MATAS
FAIRFIELD = FAIRLAS
PITTSBURG = PITAS
SAN FRANCISCO = SAN PANCHO / SAN FRAN / FRISCO
SALINAS = SALAS
VALLEJO = VALLEY JOE
CORCORAN = CORCO
CARPINTERIA = CARPAS
MOORPARK = MORFAS
GUADALUPE = GUADA
MC FARLAND MCFARLAS / MYFAS
DELANO = D x TOWN / DELA
CANYON COUNTRY = CAƱONES
FILLMORE = FILTROS
BAKERSFIELD = BAKERS
GREENFIELD = GRINFAS
KING CITY = CROWN TOWN
GILROY = GILAS
HOLLISTER = HOLLIS
WATSONVILLE = WATSON
SANTA CRUZ = SANTAS
GONZALES = GONZA
SOLEDAD = CHOLE
CASTROVILLE = CASTRO
SAN JOSE = SAN JO
OAKLAND = OAK TOWN / OKIE TOWN
SAN BRUNO = SAN BRUJO
PORTERVILLE = PORTERS, PORROS
PIXLEY = PIXLON
TULARE = TULE
SAN LUCAS = SAN LOCOS
MILPITAS = MILPAS
CHINESE CAMP = CHINO CAMP
FRUITRIDGE = FRUIT TOWN
CORCORAN = CORCO
VISALIA = VISA
SANTA MARGARITA = SANTA MARGARA
SAN MATEO = SAN MATA
CONCORD = CONCORDIA
ANTIOCH = ANTOCHA



THE SOUTHWEST U.S. = AZTLAN
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ALBUQUERQUE = BURQUE & THE DUKE
EL PASO = EL CHUCO, EL PASSUCO, LA PUNTA / THE TIP
SAN ANTONIO = SAN ANTO
CORPUS CHRISTI = CORPAS & CORPITOS
FORTH WOTH = FORITOS
EAGLE PASS = EL AGUILA
LAS VEGAS = SIN CITY
EAST LAS VEGAS = EAST LAS
PHOENIX = LA FINIQUERA
CHIMAYO = CHIMO
TAOS = TRUCHAS
TUCSON = TULE
GLENDALE = GRANDEL
DETROIT = MOTOWN
MILWAUKEE = MILWAS



MEXICO
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TIJUANA = TIJUAS
MEXICALI = CHICALI
GUADALAJARA = GUANATOS
CULICHE = CULIACAN
CHOYA = CIUDAD CONSTITUCION
CHILANGOLANDIA = MEXICO CITY
CIUDAD JUAREZ = JUARITOZ
GRINGOLANDIA = United States of America