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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

(Clockwise from left) John Arquero, Jordan Burgerson, Sesar Diaz and Manuel Villagran are suspected of vandalism that caused more than $50,000 in damage. Police say they are members of a tagging crew known as “HYSU” or “Have You Seen Us?” (San Jose Police Department)

South Bay Tagging Crew Prosecuted With Street Gang Enhancement

A South Bay tagging crew will receive a hefty punishment for vandalism, after prosecutors tacked on a gang enhancement.

08/28/2012

Mt. Pleasant

San Jose High School Students Shocked By Racist Graffiti In Classroom

Racial and inflammatory graffiti showed up in classrooms at Mt. Pleasant High School after some teachers allowed students to draw on walls that were scheduled to be destroyed.

02/21/2012

(CBS)

San Jose Police Search For Crew Of Prolific Taggers

San Jose police were searching Wednesday for a graffiti tagging crew suspected of causing more than $50,000 in damage.

11/23/2011

Ribbon Cutting for Newly Painted Mural at the Gompers Garden on the Richmond Greenway, June 30, 2011. (David Moore / Sincere Design)

Richmond Graffiti Artists Challenge City Hall, Mural Gets Re-Painted

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/01/2011

(CBS)

Fremont’s Graffiti Fighter Scours The Streets Despite Threats

You could say that the writing is on the wall for one Fremont man, who wants it taken down immediately. KCBS’ Mike Sugerman spent some time with that city’s guerilla graffiti fighter during his travels, About the Bay.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/10/2011