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By Michael Alexander | August 8, 2007
Plenty of people complain about vandalism, but Steve Stafford does something about it. Almost every day he walks his dogs through Worthy Park and around the grounds of Huntington Beach High School. Stafford reports whatever graffiti he sees to Huntington Beach police's graffiti hotline, or in smaller cases, to school or park employees. Recently, however, graffiti did something about him. Two weeks ago, Stafford told police, he was walking his cattle dog Princess through the park when he spotted some young men — gang members, he thinks — tagging the outside of a racquetball court.
NEWS
May 5, 2005
Jason Smith I live in the North Huntington Beach area and have for 39 years. I can't believe how much "tagging" and other forms of graffiti I've been seeing in the neighborhood lately. It's out of control! The areas I'm referring to are: Warner to Talbert Avenue and Springdale to Graham Street and the flood control access that runs to the beach. The damage I've seen has been done to utility boxes, street light and telephone poles, street signs, brick walls and the Graham Street bridge, including the walls of the pedestrian access stairs northeast of the canal.
NEWS
December 14, 2006
Here are a few items the council will consider Monday:   GRAFFITI BUSTING Council members will vote on Mayor Gil Coerper's proposal to encourage citizens to report graffiti vandalism. Fountain Valley has instituted a similar policy that has been successful in reducing graffiti. WHAT TO EXPECT Residents would receive a reward of $500 if they call police to report vandals. The city has seen a huge increase in graffiti in the city and is mounting a campaign to remove it as well while encouraging citizens to call the hotline number to report vandalism.
NEWS
July 19, 2007
Here are some items the council considered at its meeting Monday: GRAFFITI REWARD CHANGES Council members voted 7-0 to have city staff rewrite their recently passed ordinance rewarding graffiti tipsters. The new rule will have staff give out rewards to anyone who gives police information leading to the apprehension of vandals in Huntington Beach, rather than just those whose tips lead to a conviction. WHAT IT MEANS A report by Councilman Keith Bohr and Mayor Gil Coerper says the new reward program is not working as intended.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | March 1, 2007
A 16-year-old Huntington Beach tagger was in custody Wednesday after stabbing a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy several times, police said. Retired deputy Ronald Chavers, 42, spotted the teen tagging in the alleyway behind the Petco at 8909 Adams Ave. The suspect stabbed Chavers several times and then fled into the Petco, police said. Chavers shot at the teen, missing him, Huntington Beach police Lt. Craig Junginger said. Police, who were first alerted to the alleged attack at 9:52 a.m., found the boy inside the store.
NEWS
March 1, 2001
HE IS Holding graffiti at bay. MR. CLEAN Lopez, 38, is one of the people responsible for keeping Fountain Valley a graffiti-free zone. As the crew leader of the city's sign paint department, Lopez says graffiti is hard to come by in this town because of the department's swift solicitude. "Mostly, it is utility boxes and some block walls that are affected," Lopez said. "But the reason the city is so clean and a lot of people don't see the graffiti, is because we are usually able to get it off in 12 to 24 hours."
NEWS
October 3, 2002
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK Back East, fall means a crisp chill in the air, leaves turning stunning shades of orange, red and yellow, turtle necks and wool sweaters. Some might say Southern California doesn't know a change of seasons. But they're wrong. Here, fall is simply election season -- when people get a bit nasty and cities get down right ugly. At each corner, stop sign, underpass and straightaway -- bright, garish signs assail you. While campaign signs are there to offend, on the East Coast there is foliage to distract -- not so here.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
Here are a few items the council considered Monday: GRAFFITI INCENTIVE APPROVED Approved 7-0 The increase in graffiti on public and private property from north Huntington Beach to the south is costing the city a lot of money, said Mayor Gil Coerper. "Some of it is gang-related but most of it is kids tagging," he said. Council members approved the proposal to reward city residents with $250 to $500 for providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who sprayed graffiti.
OCNOW
By Chris Epting | November 26, 2012
Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters. I wrote about how the McDonald's manager discovered one morning that the word "vegan" had been painted in large block letters over a large portion of the mural. As I lamented, this painting was not some crass commercial statement. It was a gift from Saeed Danosian, an Iranian immigrant who came to America to become an artist.
LOCAL
January 11, 2007
1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported at 1:48 p.m. Saturday.   21st Street: Petty theft was reported in the 500 block at 3:55 p.m. Friday.   Applewood Circle: Grand theft was reported in the 18600 block at 12:40 p.m. Friday.   Ascot Circle: Assault with a deadly weapon was reported in the 10200 block at 11:20 a.m. Saturday.
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OCNOW
By Chris Epting | November 26, 2012
Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters. I wrote about how the McDonald's manager discovered one morning that the word "vegan" had been painted in large block letters over a large portion of the mural. As I lamented, this painting was not some crass commercial statement. It was a gift from Saeed Danosian, an Iranian immigrant who came to America to become an artist.
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NEWS
June 29, 2011
AREA 1 Alhambra Drive: Disturbance of the peace was reported in the 7700 block at 3:20 a.m. Sunday. The caller said a woman was screaming and was hit. Someone was yelling that they had a gun. The woman wanted to leave a house party and her boyfriend did not want to leave. Washington Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 7500 block at 7:56 a.m. Monday. The caller reported graffiti on their white Toyota. The caller said it looked like it occurred during the night.
LOCAL
August 21, 2008
Dairyview Circle: Someone reportedly broke into a business and ransacked it, pulling off security bars and spraying graffiti, in the 17400 block at 10:19 a.m. Sunday. AREA 1 Bartlett Lane: A stolen car was reported in the 16600 block at 3:32 p.m. Sunday. Beach Boulevard and Heil Avenue: Someone was reportedly “jumped” and hit in the back of his head by three people he did not know at 4:45 a.m. Sunday. Bolsa Chica Street: Petty theft was reported in the 16600 block at 1:06 p.m. Sunday.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | August 8, 2007
Plenty of people complain about vandalism, but Steve Stafford does something about it. Almost every day he walks his dogs through Worthy Park and around the grounds of Huntington Beach High School. Stafford reports whatever graffiti he sees to Huntington Beach police's graffiti hotline, or in smaller cases, to school or park employees. Recently, however, graffiti did something about him. Two weeks ago, Stafford told police, he was walking his cattle dog Princess through the park when he spotted some young men — gang members, he thinks — tagging the outside of a racquetball court.
NEWS
July 19, 2007
Here are some items the council considered at its meeting Monday: GRAFFITI REWARD CHANGES Council members voted 7-0 to have city staff rewrite their recently passed ordinance rewarding graffiti tipsters. The new rule will have staff give out rewards to anyone who gives police information leading to the apprehension of vandals in Huntington Beach, rather than just those whose tips lead to a conviction. WHAT IT MEANS A report by Councilman Keith Bohr and Mayor Gil Coerper says the new reward program is not working as intended.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander and Kelly Strodl | March 8, 2007
A retired sheriff's deputy, stabbed after confronting a 16-year-old boy about graffiti vandalism, has been released from the hospital, authorities said. Meanwhile, prosecutors have decided to try teenager Luke Artinger of Huntington Beach as an adult. Ronald Chavers, 42, of Rancho Cucamonga, was released March 1 from UCI Medical Center in Orange, hospital spokeswoman Susan Mancia said. Artinger appeared in Westminster court for an arraignment shortly before noon Friday, but the proceedings were postponed to March 23, according to Orange County District Attorney's office spokeswoman Farrah Emami.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | March 1, 2007
A 16-year-old Huntington Beach tagger was in custody Wednesday after stabbing a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy several times, police said. Retired deputy Ronald Chavers, 42, spotted the teen tagging in the alleyway behind the Petco at 8909 Adams Ave. The suspect stabbed Chavers several times and then fled into the Petco, police said. Chavers shot at the teen, missing him, Huntington Beach police Lt. Craig Junginger said. Police, who were first alerted to the alleged attack at 9:52 a.m., found the boy inside the store.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
Here are a few items the council considered Monday: GRAFFITI INCENTIVE APPROVED Approved 7-0 The increase in graffiti on public and private property from north Huntington Beach to the south is costing the city a lot of money, said Mayor Gil Coerper. "Some of it is gang-related but most of it is kids tagging," he said. Council members approved the proposal to reward city residents with $250 to $500 for providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who sprayed graffiti.
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