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December 31, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to new laws, 1993 may be remembered as the year cities tried to get tough on graffiti scrawlers with stiffer vandalism fines and other measures. To be sure, city councils adopted an array of new laws and amended old ones on everything from bingo parlors (Carson) to dog droppings (Hermosa Beach). A couple (Rancho Palos Verdes and Hawthorne) also adopted utility taxes to balance their budgets and hire more police officers. But nothing grabbed the attention of lawmakers like graffiti.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to new laws, 1993 may be remembered as the year cities tried to get tough on graffiti scrawlers with stiffer vandalism fines and other measures. To be sure, city councils adopted an array of new laws and amended old ones on everything from bingo parlors (Carson) to dog droppings (Hermosa Beach). A couple (Rancho Palos Verdes and Hawthorne) also adopted utility taxes to balance their budgets and hire more police officers. But nothing grabbed the attention of lawmakers like graffiti.
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