Vandals have defaced a peace mural painted by student artists to promote peace and community in East San Jose, although investigators do not believe the vandalism is gang-related.
San Jose police Thursday announced the arrest of four men earlier this week suspected of graffiti vandalism that caused more than $50,000 in damage following a four-month investigation.
San Jose police were searching Wednesday for a graffiti tagging crew suspected of causing more than $50,000 in damage.
Business owners in downtown Oakland were assessing damage Thursday morning after a mostly peaceful daylong protest by Occupy Oakland turned destructive overnight.
A few hours after protests ended at one Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Francisco on Thursday, vandals destroyed machines and sprayed graffiti at another BART station across the city, an agency spokeswoman said.
Officials with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Half Moon Bay want Half Moon Bay residents to help fight gang activity and graffiti.
One example can be found at the abandoned 19th Street street car station in the city’s Dolores Park.
Richmond high school graffiti artists are changing some adults’ perceptions about what may not normally be considered art as they prevailed in City Hall in their challenge of a violation.
Students at a Santa Cruz high school have been suspended for wearing clothing associated with the white supremacist movement and suspected involvement in a rash of graffiti scrawls that includes swastikas.
A San Jose High School sent students home early on Wednesday following a second threat on the campus.