Graffiti Vandalism in California Ave Underpass
Original post made by Adrienne Mayor on Jun 7, 2012
Sadly, the mural was originally created in 1996 to discourage graffiti.
Most spray paint tags that have (rarely) appeared in the tunnel have been easy to erase.
But this latest vandalism has destroyed an entire panel of the sea creature paintings and they cannot be recovered.
Isn't there some sort of clear protectant seal that could be applied to the mural, so that spray paint graffiti could be easily removed without damaging the original painting?
on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm
This tunnel is just outdated. If it were wider and more brightly lit, I doubt this kind of thing would happen. I don't recall ever seeing graffiti at the Homer Ave tunnel.
The California Ave tunnel needs to be replaced. It is too steep and narrow for wheelchairs and those silly traps at each end block bicycle child trailers.
The city should replace the tunnel as part of the California Ave remodeling project. A better tunnel would be more inviting to people living east of the train tracks and bring a lot more customers to the California Ave businesses.
on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Graffiti is the equivalent of a dog urinating on a fence post to mark it's territory.
We could learn a lot from Singapore in dealing with graffiti.
Singapore acknowledges that there is a segment of society that acts like animals and will only respond when treated like animals.
on Jun 9, 2012 at 8:22 am
to Outside Observer:
How, exactly, should someone treat an animal?
Do you think it should be punishment?
Or negative reinforcement?
Animals should be treated with care, respect, tenderness, and love.