Shelltown Stories

Smoldering fire in Shelltown exposes a smoldering problem

Fed up neighbors watch in frustration

At around 4 in the afternoon on Monday, March 31, fire trucks and vehicles were heading down National Avenue passing 32nd Street, then some of the trucks and vehicles came back and were heading down ...

Prayers are ready to bleed

Killwave duo's vocalist incurs severe burn during filming of music video.

The new video from killwave duo Prayers, “Ready to Bleed,” was filmed in the alleyway behind vocalist Rafael Reyes’s home in Sherman Heights and at Saint Jude’s Catholic Church in Shelltown. “Both are heavy gang ...

“Ghetto” is not an adjective

Author: Michael Slomanson Valladolid Neighborhood: Barrio Logan Age: 32 Occupation: Counselor It’s a noun. It’s the place where I live. It’s Barrio Logan, to be exact, but that lone fact is insignificant, really. There’s no ...

Jesus of Carmel Mountain Ranch

The view from my neighborhood.

A note is taped to our front door. It says something about a community-standards violation and cites section 2B from the HOA policies handbook: All residents are responsible for the upkeep and general maintenance of ...

The Statement out of Shelltown

"We want to try and take this from being a gangster party," says promoter Phil Wasted. He dropped local rap artists Cricket, the BLGZ, and Young Sicc from a rap-meets-porn event to be held at ...

Pothole Time Bomb

No one seems to know where San Diego’s worst potholes are. A pothole is forgotten unless it’s driven over frequently, and then it is instinctively avoided. Drivers swerve into the next lane, then back again ...