3 definitions by nomanchesguey

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One of San Diego's most diversely prolific (and often misunderstood) urban communities, known by most locals as an area plagued by gang violence, poverty, and homicide especially throughout the 80's and 90's, and even today.

Southeast San Diego is part of City Council District 4, and encompasses the overwhelmingly working-class, and minority professional class-inhabited neighborhoods of Mt. Hope, Mountain View, Southcrest, Shelltown, Chollas View, Ridgeview, Webster, Oak Park, Lincoln Park, Emerald Hills, Broadway Heights, Valencia Park, Alta Vista, O'Farrell Park, Skyline, North and South Encanto, North and South Bay Terrace, Jamacha, Lomita Village, and Paradise Hills.

The area is extremely diverse, with nearly 90% of the population nearly evenly split Latino, Filipino/Southeast Asian, and African-American. Southeast San Diego is served by three urban high schools, Gompers High in Chollas View, Lincoln High in Lincoln Park, and Morse High in Skyline, though due to growing dissatisfaction with the local high schools, a growing number of students from the area are sent to high schools in San Diego's more affluent suburbs "North of (Interstate) 8" i.e. University City High and Mira Mesa High.

Nevertheless, despite the struggles that most inner-city communities deal with on the daily, Southeast San Diego is currently undergoing a much-needed urban and cultural renaissance throughout its beleaguered communities.
"...klack klack klack klack, four corners of death, fam mart, catfish fry, the barrel, hornets and tigers...this is southeast san diego."

"Carrying signs that read 'Peace in Southeast' and 'Cease Fire,' they chanted as they marched..."
-Middle school students on a peace march in Southeast San Diego
by nomanchesguey September 05, 2006

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City in San Diego County's South Bay. Also known historically as "Nasty City" for it's inner-city grit and past high crime, it's a predominantly low-income/working-class community inhabited most visibly by Latinos and Filipinos. Had been known as one of the poorest cities in California, and is still the poorest city (in terms of income) in the County, but recent civic improvements and investments, as well as improvements in law enforcement in recent years, had shown that this town is "a city on the move."

The intersection of Highland Ave and Plaza Blvd was actually featured on Lil Rob's "Summer Nights" music video.
The people living in National City are proud, hard-working folk. Don't get it twisted.
Southside Daygo love...from Southeast to National City we roll hard....619 shit. We hard-working peoples so don't get it twisted primo...
by nomanchesguey September 24, 2005

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UCR
University of California, Redemption. In an era where public education in the State of California is taking hits in K-12, CCs, the CSUs, and the UC system, many of the State's public universities have been forced to cut their enrollments through more intense admissions standards. Hence, these schools accept less freshman and transfer students. However, with schools like UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz and even UC Merced (where previous reputation has been less than stellar among college admissions-hype beasts and GPA/SAT/ACT-obsessed high school seniors too caught up with the TOP 50 of the USNWR), the rise in demand, popularity, as well as increased competition of quality applicants, has helped ALL the UCs get on the fast-track towards increased prestige and improved rep with more selective applicant pools, and, in the long-term, more prepared and exceptionally qualified freshman and transfer students. UCR is definitely on this track and is truly rising. Therefore, UCR should be considered less as "UC Rejects" and more, the University of California, REDEMPTION.
Fuck yeah, it ain't nothing to be ashamed of getting into and going to UC Riverside! Consider yourself REDEEMED! UCR = UC REDEMPTION. Go out there and get your education! Fuck the haters, UCR is a UC school for a reason!
by nomanchesguey April 07, 2011

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