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Patch Watch: Highway 17 Graffiti Still There And Growing!

Our weekly look at blight and other problem zones in and around Los Gatos.

The added tags are painted in red ink, right next to two larger black, gray and white markings seen above overgrown dry brush as one travels southbound on the highway and on the wall's west side.

The reader reporting the graffiti last month said that the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department already knows about the two earlier tags and that its graffiti busters are in the process of cleaning it up.

LOCATION: West stone wall next to Highway 17 on Lark Avenue in Los Gatos.

PROBLEM: Graffiti has been spray-painted on the wall.

RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Department, (408) 399-5770, or ppw@losgatosca.gov.

DATE REPORTED: July 17.

DAYS ON WATCH: 22

Jeffrey Bachman August 07, 2012 at 02:48 PM
The next big reality show. Catch taggers in the middle of the night and send them off to Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona. I'll watch!
KATHRYN August 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Another senseless crime. It is an added expense to taxpayers to deal with such eyesores. I think the punishment for tagging must not be severe enough to deter it from happening.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz August 08, 2012 at 04:43 AM
They have got to invent a formula in paint. So that nothing can be written on, sprayed, cut into, etc. This just is never going to stop!
Esmée St James August 09, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Graffiti is an art and can be so beautiful if done by someone talented. See this Los Gatos Weekly article http://bit.ly/NqGFzA about the graffiti tours offered in Toronto. Perhaps graffiti is more suitable for big cities but I have to admit, I do rather enjoy the artsy counter-culture of it.
Graffiti is vandalism, they don't own what they spray and they don't have permission. It looks dirty, it's trashy and in my opinion it's not art!
Isis Moonheart August 12, 2012 at 08:14 PM
If it was done for beauty or intended as art not to be offensive, I actually like the variety of shapes and colors on some. Some is just vulgar,meant to offend that is a crime. We have had enough of evil, spread a little happiness people.

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