Valencia Park Stories

Life in Valencia Park is simple

When we got to California, life was a lot better

Valerie is an African-American woman living on a hill in Valencia Park. She is 37, but she looks younger. She has a round face surrounded by a curtain of heavy braids and large eyes that ...

San Diego on $520 a Month

Cleaned up the house in Valencia Park

Until December of last year, 51-year-old Jaime Nieto made $10 an hour working for a construction company "doing their ironwork needs. That's my trade - security. Window-guards, rails, gates, fences. But that company works on ...

Southeast San Diego: it's more than mean streets

Gateway Center East, Skyline, Emerald Hills, Chicano Park, Valencia Views, Catfish Club

He turns a corner near 38th and Acacia, where a new auto body shop has been squeezed between two homes. Nielsen shakes his head. "Only in Southeast. Where else would that be allowed to happen?"

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