2/11/13

VARRIO LOMAS 26 STREET

~x VARRIO LOMAS 26 STREET x~

Olden Name; GOLDEN HILL 13

Clikas:
1ST - GOLDEN HILL – Originals
2ND – LOMAS DE ORO – The Alley
3RD – LOMAS - Alley Locos and Juniors
4TH – LOMAS – Juniors and 26 Locos (previously Alley Ls)
5TH – LOMAS XXVI Locos, XXVIII Locos, XXX Locos
Today – LOMAS 26 STREET LOCOS (The Birthplace)

Old Main Hang-Out =
GOLDEN HILL RECREATIONAL CENTER
25 TH STREET PARK – THE VIEW LOOP
THE ALLEY – 25 ST and 26 ST + BROADWAY

Terreno; GOLDEN HILL and SOUTH PARK

Boundaries;

West – Interstate 5
South – MLK 94 Fwy.
East - 15 Freeway
North – Juniper Street

A HISTORY of VARRIO LOMAS (Golden Hill) – SAN DIEGO

Varrio Lomas had its birth in the 1950s during an era when the predominant ones in the Golden Hill community were white biker stoner gangs – real tough mofo’s back then. Little by little, the vatos began to make a stand and consolidating their turf by battling the biker gangs in the area and soon their name began to be known all around.
The Chicano gangs from Logan and East Side San Diego were amongst the closest and most influential gangs all around that area. Back in those days, the main Chicano gangs in San Diego were Logan, East Side SD, Old Town NC, Sherman, Market Street, Encanto, Sidro, Otay, Shell Town, Posole, Encinitas and Lomita Village (later re-named Lomita Varrio 70s).

The first Original vatos in the neighborhood began to claim Golden Hill and later on also started calling their Varrio Lomas De Oro - or – Oro Lomas, but by the 60s the name was shortened to LOMAS, even though they would still use GOLDEN HILL.
These vatos first began to hang out at "The ALLEY” behind Broadway in-between 25th street & 26th street and began using the name THE ALLEY Locos. From this Alley they extended out to 25 Street Park – over to an area known today as Golden Hill Drive – a magnificent view loop overlooking downtown and the bay. This view loop was also common ground for all kinds of Lowrider Raza which cruised up and down 25th street, down to Crosby Street (later renamed Cesar Chavez), across National Avenue in Barrio Logan, all the way to 43RD (Shell Town) -south onto Highland Avenue in Old Town National City. The Hey-Dey of crusing, stretching from the heights to the bayside - in one big loop around.
It was during the later 60s that the vatos from Lomas kicked out East Side San Diego out of 25TH Street Park, and during this same time they also expanded out to the Golden Hill Recreation Center - which went on to become their main hangout during a later time.
After the Alley Locos took over the Rec Center, they still kept their Alley as their main spot, but their numbers were growing and lil’ brothers added to their ranks. However the Alley Locos kept their youngsters at arms length and these in turn kicked it mainly at the Rec Center where they eventually began to use the clika name of CHICOS; But the Alley Locos said “NO, WE HAVE TO KEEP IT ORIGINAL” and so “JUNIORS” was the name adopted officially by the youngsters Clika.
As the 1970s came around and Lomas continued to grow, The (Alley) Locos were kept busy fighting Logan who outnumbered them 6 to 1, while the Juniors kept themselves busy with East Side San Diego.
Lomas and Sherman found themselves more than once banding together against these two Big Varrios, but as the wheels of time crept up - by the start of the 80s the semi-alliance broke down and ceased to be; going on to become enemies – a sad chapter in their history of Varrio warfare...
The 1970s added numbers to all the Varrios and Lomas was no exception; it was during the 70s that Lomas adopted Roman Numerals alongside their Varrio initials thus continuing in keeping themselves original. The Alley Locos added XXVI to the LM, while the new generation of Locos started the XXVIII (28TH ST) Locos and XXX (30TH ST) Locos Cliques. These were difficult times; an era when battles were on the regular all around, therefore the Original Vatos & The Alley Locos got all the Cliques together and convinced them all to keep it only as LOMAS 26 STREET in order to avoid the insider wars surfacing in all the Varrios which were beginning to occur in-between them as well. From thereon after, the Varrio has remained named as such “LOMAS 26,” with the roman numerals dropped at the end of the decade and into the new 80s with only '1' Clika =LOCOS= remaining to represent the Varrio.



Lomas was originally started and organized by 5 familias of brothers. They never had any affiliation with Lomita Village as was confused by some in the early years, nor with the SGV Lomas in San Gra / Rosemead... However, a connection between them and La Puente/Puente Hills does exist on account that some of their early members had ties to the SGV. These early members together with the locals, hung out at the corner of 25TH Street and Broadway and they started a car-club which they named KORNER. These same members with their familia and car club ties subsequently started the car clubs KLIQUE in the SGV and NEW WAVE in S.D, and they have remained tight with each other ever since.

Family ties within these two Car Clubs remain strong even to this day, and VARRIO LOMAS as well has remained real close knit – not big like others, but they keep it together. Their neighborhood has never really been ghetto or run down, and today this community is clean looking in sharp contrast with Sherman or Logan; still they remain family and community oriented, yet keeping the style of La Raza on the front line in San Diego.

Varrio Slogan
“SMALL BUT STRONG!”

By Lonewolf - Brown Kingdom

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great that you try to continue our history. But, some of your facts are incorrect. Also you failed to recognise the "CHICAS" the only set of girls ever allowed to be a part of the Lomas 26st gang. You also failed to mention the generation of the "DUKES", and lastly and the ending "Malditos"(the generations from the 90's to present). One thing I love that you recognise is that our neighborhood is the cleaniest, and presentable because of our gang policy no "art" on our own neighborhoods walls. Further more Lomas is the only gang that still respects rivals while with their girlfriends, mothers or familia.

BINA-LOCO said...

MUCH LOVE FOR KEEPING IT REAL AND KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE. THAT'S MY FAMILIA YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DAMN IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

WELL YEAH SOME OF THE FACTS ARE TRUE BUT U DID FORGGET TO MENTION THE "CHICAS" FORM BACK IN THE DAYS STILL THANKS FOR SHOWING LOVE TO OUR NEIGHRBORHOOD FUCK HATERS LOMAS XVVI

Edward said...

I knew a vato loco from Lomas 26, I will send him this website address and ask him to offer more insigths and information.
Edward G.
www.streetchoices.com

Anonymous said...

much respect to all the riders ...but we keep it olds skool too respecting familias, vatos w/ their jainas and yhea Varrio Logan might be getto but our murals and arte that represens our varrio, that represents us and who we are still the crazyes the bigges gang out there =BIGG BARRIO LOGAN HEIGTHS=
=X3CE"3XTA"33RD"RS LKS=

Anonymous said...

lomas 2vi is the best and will stay the best .you dont have the lomas 26 youngster loco mob .

LOUSE-SIC "backing up that SE" said...

I always had respect for the hills, I grew up there and some of my family banged 26 back in the day.Lomas is the sickest gang I ever knew, but you gotta stop letting little lame-asses into your gang. Keep it real, FUCK HATERS!

Anonymous said...

it seems like everyone from lomas is locked up.. I stay in the hood and I berely see any body..there is some youngsters claiming the set but like LOUSE-SIC said they are pretty lame..much respect for the older heads and for the hood

Anonymous said...

all kinds of shit you got wrong who gave you that information
the hard click of the 80's was the chicos locos followed by the dukes and our youngest chico was mugzy RIP LIL HOMIE

Lonewolf said...

Dispensa ese, it is not my interest to diss any varrio in any way shape or form ese. I'm only trying to gather some istorias del varrio. Dispensa but I can not put on blast the vato who was decent enough to try and educate me about Lomas Dos Seis, that's not how the Lonewolf works ese. Ey, pero sabes que, YOU are welcomed to lay out the facts and educate me on my wrongs. No hay pedo, para eso estamos puestos en el Kings'Dome que no?

Anonymous said...

wad up I have been in da hood 4 my whoel 19 years te mi vida its crazy how the new lil homies begin to lose that respect for the org. ones pero thats firme lil cookie knows wat i mean we grew up and lived there 4 ever bang it in scool wen we were some lil wanna be locas if you know wat i mean pero much love 2 all the homis doing the time and da crimes special shout out 2 lil spanky me and my mom say wad up and r.i.p 2 all homies up stairs

Anonymous said...

the original alley was 5 brothers, who rode harleys, then years and years later here came the lomas. much love. my husband still has the alley tatoo.

Anonymous said...

must have been the constantino boys

Anonymous said...

SESD HillSide reppin for the 1904.
Golden Hill/Lomas San Diego.

Anonymous said...

Lets Not Forget That Lomas XXVI Will Always Be And Forever Be La Familia Jimenez!!!

Anonymous said...

a big shot out to all the real homies from the block south east san diego lomas 26th street gang lots of respect to all the homies doing time and the one that are gone but not forgotten a big what up to all the real riders out there that put in work! the homie midnight,wicked,goofy,lazy,pelon,lilgrumps,chava,andof course chubbs and listo cant forget those fools....

much love to all of golden hills

Anonymous said...

WAZ UP LOCOS THIS IS A YUNGSTER FROM 26 GANG LOMAS 26 IS A WELL KNOWN VARIO KNOW LOTS OF PEOPLE CAN SEY WHAT THE F THEY WANT BUT THE HOOD IS ALWEYS GOING TO B HEAR SO HATERS KEEP HAITING THENKS FOR KEEPING ARE NAME IN UR MOUTHE HAHAH LOTS OF RESPECT TO THE OLDER HEADS IN THE HOOD AND IF YOU GOT SOMTHING TO SEY DOUNT STEY QUIET U KNOW WHER WE ARE!!! ****RIP JOY**** AND WE YUNGSTERS HAVE RESPECT TO THOSE THAT RESPECT US . THIS IS FOR THE VATO DUING THIS A DO A FAVER AND STOP POSTING OTHER VARIOS ON THIS SIGHT SIMON THENKS ELE EME DOS SEIS LOCOTES NOS LA RIFAMOS .

Anonymous said...

LOMAS XXVI STREET SURESTE SAN DIEGO
"ALLEY GANG"
"LOCOS"
"JUNIORS"
"CHICOS & CHICAS"
"DUKES"
"MALDITOS"
KNOWN AS
(MALOBOYS)
"THE YOUNGSTERS"
FEW OF US BUT AT LEAST WE KNOW EACH OTHER, WE GOT EACH OTHERS BACK TO THE END. EVERY OTHER HOOD GOES TO JAIL DONT EVEN KNOW HALF OF THEIR HOMIES AINT THAT A BITCH:)

Anonymous said...

LOMAS 26 STREET "MALOBOYS" CLICK
CHAVA'LARGO'GOOFY'WICKED'CHUBBZ'LAZZY'LILGRUMPS'TORO'PELON'SPARKY'RAFA'MIDNIGHT'STOMPER'LILRUDY'DOWNER'CHIVO'SHORTY'CRICKET'BLACKY'CAVEMAN'PEEBODY'SERIO'MUDO'TRAVIESO'CHICO

THE "YOUNGSTERS" CLICK
LILMIDNIGHT'LYSTO'MENACE'TURTLE'LILGOOFY'KICKS'STONEY'ALTO'NUCKLES'BULLY'YOUNGSTER'CONEJO'PYSTO'LILTORO'SPORTY'KERMET
"CHICOS PERO SICKOS"
"ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE"

FUCK THE REST LOMAS IS THE BEST

Anonymous said...

How interesting to read about my beautiful hood..I'm still here doing the love of art...at 11 I learned how to write in blk ltrs and I was encourage to develop not just letter writing but other art forms. Now my art travels and has been collected by many. I still walk these hillz but true everyone I grew up with in the 80's are locked up or RIP....none the less love you all thank you for caring.

Anonymous said...

LOMAS MALOBOYS CLIKA COME. CEE ABOUT US

Anonymous said...

want to says was up to the lomas 26 st dks bandit,cholo,grumpy,cyclone,popeye,grizzly,woody, and the veteranos smiley,shorty, mi varrio

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Anonymous said...

My carnal es de lomas they call him dyablo from that cls mob much love and respect bro...this rask from that 1608 .

Briss Orona said...

Man nobody knows me. I rep Golden Hills still. Im tryna bring it back homiees, not all of you know me except lil demon from lomas 26
Honestly a lot of the youngstas' are disrespectful. They call me Demon. I just wanna keep it original with Lomas. ya know what im sayin' homiee? I will always represent the big GH. All day... Everyday... Cus' only the strong survive. Much love to heads that's gone. Much love to da homiees committing crime. MUCH LOVE TO LOMAS AND THE BIG GOLDEN HILLS>

Anonymous said...

I LIKE THE ARTICLE, IVE LIVED IN LOMAS FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE, I KNOW MOST OF THEM, BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM I HAVE ALWAYS HAD WITH THE GANG, WITH MUCH RESPECT, I KNOW THAT THE POLICY HAS ALWAYS BEEN NO ART ON THE WALLS, BUT IT KILLS ME WHEN I SEE LOMAS WRITTEN ALL OVER THE WALLS, NO ART ON THE WALLS AND ALL I SEE IS LOMAS ALL OVER I KNOW IT'S JUST A COUPLE OF YOUNGSTERS THAT DON'T RESPECT THEIR OWN POLICIES AND NOT TO MENTION THE DISRESPECT BY SOME OF THE MEMBERS GOING THROUGH PRIVATE PROPERTIES. I USED TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO MY HOMIES LIKE LITTLE MIDNIGHT, MIDNIGHT, TORO, LIL TORO, DISNEY AND LET THEM KNOW ABOUT MY PROBLEMS AND WITH MUCH RESPECT IT WAS HANDLED. I GREW UP WITH MOST OF THEM AND IVE ALWAYS HAD RESPECT FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY RESPECTED ME AND MY FAMILY. IT IS LIKE THEY SAY, THEY DON'T ALLOW GRAFFITI ON THEIR WALLS AND I DON'T EITHER, BUT RECENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF BAD APPLES DISREGARDING PROTOCAL. B STREET IS WHERE I GREW UP 28YEARS AND STILL IN THE HOOD!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the turf.

Joseph pigott said...

This is One Proud Golden Hill Family Stoner. Mr Byno GHS1. I must say If you dont know about the love that these Hills have given and sent out the tears and Misery you really don't know my NEIGHBORHOOD. ....RIP..........TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND WARRIORS So many lost WAY TO SOON GHS1 **LATE 80s**** Era> We are the most dedicated 2 Family. MUCH LOVE MY BIGG DOGGS XXVI GHS1

Monica Hernandez said...

To the first anonymous post ,well said I agree! πŸ‘Where's all my CHICAS at?

Joseph pigott said...

LIFE IS A TRIP YOU NEVER KNOW I MISS MY FRIENDS MY BUDDYS! MR FRANK I'M GONNA C YA BUDDY. YOU KNOW CYRUS I CAN'T WAIT TO YOU LAUGH AGAIN

Anonymous said...

My nephews, primos and bro in law all part of this generation.
Miss my cuz ' nz Listo n bully. 17 to life and 65 to life...BS! And now my oldest nephew looking at 10 :( and youngest nephew still looked up to. Despite being a gang our neighborhood is very close and ALL pretty much family one way or another. LOMAS 4 LIFE!

Anonymous said...

Golden hills ... Raised in the hills . With the dukes generation . Much love for LOMAS 26TH .. THEY HAD MY BACK . I HAVE THERES .. SOMOS POCOS PERO LOCOS

Adrian Cervantes said...

GOLDEN HILL. LOVE MY HOOD .. GOT LOVE FOR THE LOMAS BOYS .. GREW IN THE HEART OF THE HOOD .. WENT TO BROOKLYN ELEMANTRY WITH SOME HOMIES .. LOVE IT ..

Gina Gandara / MS.TRIPPY LOMAS XXVI ST. JUNIORS! said...

Where are all the juniors at? The 80's were the best! Kicking it at the bleachers, watching the guys play football:) Lil Albert "aka" Big Al, hiding in our bushes or running down the street hanging over one of the homies shoulders with his Lil dickies and winos on :) great memories! RIP.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful views from the circle. Raza needs to keep that territory because the gringos are starting to buy everything up.