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Caltrans Replaces Decades-Old Freeway Murals

Four massive freeway murals, ravaged by graffiti and time, have been restored and will be formally unveiled to motorists on Monday.


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Vandals Spray Paint Anti-Gay And Racist Graffiti In Pasadena Neighborhood

Pasadena police sought the public’s help Friday in the search for the vandals who have been plastering racist and anti-gay graffiti on surfaces in Pasadena.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2011

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LA Tagging Crew Suspects Arrested In Multi-City Raids

A multi-city raid on members of a South Los Angeles graffiti crew ended in nearly a dozen arrests on Wednesday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/20/2011

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LA Judge Rejects Challenge To Graffiti Group Injunction

A Los Angeles judge has rejected a challenge to a new injunction designed to limit the activities of a group of an alleged Los Angeles graffiti group, known as the Metro Transit Assassins, the office of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announced Saturday.


At least one man is dead, two critical, in Christmas gang gun violence. (credit: CBS)

Police: Shooting Of Graffiti Suspect Believed To Be Gang-related

Police investigators say a young man scrawling graffiti at a South Los Angeles park was shot twice in what is believed to be a gang-related attack.


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‘R.I.P. Osama’ Graffiti Appears Along 405 Freeway In Westminster

While many were celebrating his death, at least one person was not, using graffiti to honor Osama Bin Laden.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/02/2011

A Palestinian labourer works under a large wall painting by elusive British graffiti artist Banksy December 5, 2007 on a building wall in the biblical city of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The Bristol-born artist has adorned Israel's West Bank separation barrier and Bethlehem walls with new images, including one of a dove wearing a flak jacket and a soldier being frisked by a young girl. His works, along with those of other international artists, are part of an exhibition called Santa's Ghetto.  (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Street Art Exhibition Prompts Praise And Concern

It’s art from the streets that’s been moved into the museum, and critics are going gaga over it.


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Graffiti Artist Sentenced To 6 Months In Jail

A graffiti artist whose work is displayed in the “Art in the Streets” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art has been sentenced to six months in jail in Los Angeles for a probation violation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2011

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Sheriff’s Investigate Hate Crime At Calabasas High School

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says its detectives have begun a hate crime investigation after swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were found at a high school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2011

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Vandals Target MOCA During Graffiti Art Exhibit

Police say there’s been an increase of graffiti and vandalism around a Los Angeles museum that has opened an exhibit on the work of taggers and street artists.


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LA Tries New Legal Maneuver To Try To Stamp Out Graffiti

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is trying a new legal maneuver to try to stamp out graffiti — it’s charging 10 graffiti writers with violating unfair competition laws because they’re selling works on the strength of reputations built on vandalism.



Graffiti Artist Arrested On Alleged Probation Violation

Authorities have arrested a Los Angeles graffiti artist on an alleged probation violation.


A graffiti attributed to secretive British artist Banksy depicting Charlie Brown figure starting a fire on the side of a burned-out building on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.  (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Art Or Vandalism? LA Sues To Curb Profits For Celebrity Taggers

The suit seeks at least $1 million in penalties and a court order barring ten artists from making money off artwork under their street names.


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CHP Probes OC Death Threats Against Brown

CHP officials said Friday the agency, which is responsible for the governor’s safety, is taking the threat seriously.


Jerry Brown is sworn in as the 39th governor of California by California Chief Justice Tani CAntil-Sakauye as Brown's wife, Anne Gust-Brown, looks on January 3, 2011, in Sacramento.  (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Graffiti Threatening Governor Brown Turns Up In 2 Places In Santa Ana

Graffiti threatening Gov. Jerry Brown’s life was found in two places in Santa Ana Thursday, according to police.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/20/2011