Graffiti

Bryan Parker, candidate for Mayor of Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Turns Vandalized Building Into Campaign HQ

An abandoned bank in Oakland’s Temescal District has become the canvas for taggers. A candidate for Oakland mayor has decided to turn it into campaign headquarters.

08/14/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Workers Allege Racist, Threatening Graffiti Left On Lockers

A group of African American BART workers said they found racist, threatening graffiti on their lockers, and don’t feel safe at work.

07/31/2014

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Santa Rosa Police Arrest Prolific Teen Tagger

Santa Rosa police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of committing more than 70 acts of graffiti vandalism in Santa Rosa over the past year

05/15/2014

Graffiti seen under a bridge in Kurt Cobain Park in Aberdeen, Washington on April 1, 2014. The park and bridge where Cobain used to hang out and write songs has become a symbol for fans as it was a gathering place after the news of his death spread. Nirvana fans prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic frontmans suicide on April 5. AFP PHOTO / Sébastien VUAGNAT (Photo credit should read Sebastian VUAGNAT/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Pursue Civil Charges Against Repeat Graffiti Vandals To Recover Cleanup Costs

Legislation introduced by San Francisco Supervisor London Breed aiming to cut back on graffiti vandalism throughout the city was unanimously passed by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

05/07/2014

Graffiti is seen on the side of a building in San Jose. (CBS)

Drip-Tagging Graffiti Becoming A Super-Sized Problem In San Jose

A graffiti problem in San Jose has gotten not just bigger, it is super-sized – and much harder to clean up.

03/24/2014

Graffiti spray painted on a home in Atherton. (Atherton Police Dept.)

Police Probe Threatening ‘1 Percent’ Graffiti Left On Atherton Homes

Vandals have targeted one of the Bay Area’s wealthiest communities and their handiwork has gotten the attention of the FBI.

02/25/2014

Students sit in a mostly-empty classroom at Foothill High School, March 14, 2013. (Isabela Castaneda)

Students Stay Away From Pleasanton School After Graffiti Threat

Two days after the discovery of graffiti which threatened a school shooting, there were scores of empty desks at Foothill High School in Pleasanton as many students stayed home.

03/14/2013

Image of the graffiti found at Foothill High School . (CBS)

Pleasanton Police Patrol High School After Graffiti Threatens Shooting

Police officers were on the campus of Foothill High School in Pleasanton Wednesday morning after graffiti found scrawled in a girl’s bathroom threatened a school shooting.

03/13/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Restores Alcatraz Graffiti Painted During Native American Occupation

The National Park Service has restored graffiti on Alcatraz that was painted during the island’s occupation by Native Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

01/14/2013

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino (Fremont Union High School District)

All Clear Given After Bomb Threat Closes Cupertino Schools

Monta Vista High School and Lincoln Elementary School have been closed because of threatening graffiti spray painted at the campus, police said Thursday.

12/13/2012

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