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April 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Reseda Cleveland baseball Coach Scott Drootin said Saturday that vandals struck the team's baseball facility overnight, causing thousands of dollars in damage. School police were called Saturday afternoon to investigate. According to Drootin, a golf cart was smashed. The team's clubhouse was ransacked. Equipment was stolen and the field was damage Drootin said he is hoping for donations to help replace stolen equipment, such as hats, baseballs and gloves. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com
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April 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Reseda Cleveland baseball Coach Scott Drootin said Saturday that vandals struck the team's baseball facility overnight, causing thousands of dollars in damage. School police were called Saturday afternoon to investigate. According to Drootin, a golf cart was smashed. The team's clubhouse was ransacked. Equipment was stolen and the field was damage Drootin said he is hoping for donations to help replace stolen equipment, such as hats, baseballs and gloves. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com
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October 1, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Police in Chula Vista are hunting for the persons responsible for damaging the windows on more than 100 cars in a four-day rampage and possibly shooting a man with an air gun. The car windows were shattered or cracked. Police are reviewing surveillance tape from the western area of the city, where the vandalism occured. The same vandals are suspected of shooting a man with a BB ¿or pellet as they drove by, possibly in an older model GMC Safari or Astro Van. The attack occured shortly after midnight Friday.
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April 9, 2014 | Lee Romney
This city likes to consider itself a trendsetter. And the excited response to the furtive tipping of four diminutive Smart cars early Monday morning just may have succeeded in sparking a trend. Police believe a single group of six to eight "individuals" in black hoodies was responsible for placing all four of the tiny eco-friendly cars on their sides, roofs or back ends beginning at 1 a.m. Three of the incidents occurred in the increasingly costly -- in keeping with other San Francisco trends -- neighborhood of Bernal Heights.
NEWS
December 3, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
Jeremy Parzen who puts together the wine list for Sotto just posted some news on his popular wine blog Do Bianchi . WineNews.it , an online source for wine news in Italy, is reporting that in the night, vandals entered the cellars of Case Basse , an acclaimed producer of Brunello di Montalcino, and simply turned on the spigots, emptying the casks onto the floor. Six entire vintages -- 2007 to 2012 -- have been lost. It is absolutely sickening, especially because these are among the best wines in the Montalcino appellation in southern Tuscany.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
A Banksy mural on the wall of a resort in Torquay, England, has been covered - and not whitewashed as residents had feared. Owners of the Grosvenor, which recently had its exterior repainted, said they hid the infamous street artist's 8-foot stencil of a boy drawing a robot to protect the piece from futher vandalism. "It has been boarded over and they have painted over the cover," the resort's general manager Rebecca Snowball told the Daily Mail. "It has been kept safely behind.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Has class warfare come to the exclusive Silicon Valley enclave of Atherton? In the Lindenwood neighborhood, where average home prices exceed $7 million, vandals last week spray-painted black graffiti targeting the “1%” on walls, garage doors, a gate, a car, even white picket fences. "Most people think this is a one-time thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if security-camera companies are doing a lot of business right now," Vice Mayor Rick DeGolia told the San Francisco Chronicle . "I think everyone's hoping this doesn't happen again.
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April 26, 1996
I'm an elementary school teacher. Last weekend my room was broken into again. This time they let the fire extinguisher off, making my room unsafe to enter for a week. This will be my fourth year teaching, and I'm tired. From the very first day when I was given the key to a barren classroom full of 32 screaming kids, I knew something had gone terribly wrong. In my four years I have seen three vice principals come and go, along with four or five coordinators. I've lost count. (Not to mention teachers.
SPORTS
October 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Brantford, Canada, the hometown of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, unveiled a statue of the Great One on Sunday outside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Center. The next day, vandals besmirched the statue, spray-painting it. The statue depicts Gretzky hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head. The vandals painted Gretzky's face and jersey blue. City workers cleaned the statue Tuesday morning. Obvious solution to prevent this from happening again: Put up a statue of Marty McSorley to keep an eye on the Gretzky statue.
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April 7, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Urbanites have apparently found an answer to rural California's long nefarious history of cow-tipping. A group of men in San Francisco have allegedly taken to car-tipping. Three Smart cars were "tipped over" late Sunday or early Monday, local media reported. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over. The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness.
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April 8, 2014 | By Joel Rubin
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday called for a public hearing to question LAPD officials about patrol officers who tampered with voice recording equipment in patrol cars. Commissioner Robert Saltzman said he wanted to hear from senior police staff about how the case was handled and the decision not to investigate to find out which officers were responsible for the deception. He said he also wanted an explanation for why the department failed to immediately notify the commission when the vandalized equipment was discovered.
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April 7, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
San Francisco police are investigating after witnesses reported that a group of men tipped over three Smart cars late Sunday or early Monday. “I thought it looked like they were up to no good and then sure enough they walk up to this Smart car right here, all huddle around it, and then life it up and set it on its hind legs,” resident Brandon Michael told CBS San Francisco. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over. The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness.
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April 7, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Urbanites have apparently found an answer to rural California's long nefarious history of cow-tipping. A group of men in San Francisco have allegedly taken to car-tipping. Three Smart cars were "tipped over" late Sunday or early Monday, local media reported. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over. The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness.
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March 29, 2014 | By Bradley Zint
The railroad buffs who operate Goat Hill Junction just can't seem to catch a break. Just weeks after thieves broke into the model railroad grounds and stole $9,000 in aluminum tracks and other material, vandals broke into the 40-acre Costa Mesa attraction and caused $4,000 in damage by smashing six picnic tables and prying open an irrigation box. "This is the first time we've seen wholesale destruction like that," said Hank Castignetti, spokesman...
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March 7, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- An 18-year-old man suspected of being a prolific graffiti vandal in Vista, Calif., has been arrested, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Friday. The 303 acts of graffiti vandalism that the man, Bladimir Lopez, has been linked to have cost the city approximately $89,500 to clean, the department said. Lopez was arrested at home. The Sheriff's Department uses a computer system called Graffiti Tracker to gather information about instances of graffiti and to look for patterns, officials said.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Has class warfare come to the exclusive Silicon Valley enclave of Atherton? In the Lindenwood neighborhood, where average home prices exceed $7 million, vandals last week spray-painted black graffiti targeting the “1%” on walls, garage doors, a gate, a car, even white picket fences. "Most people think this is a one-time thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if security-camera companies are doing a lot of business right now," Vice Mayor Rick DeGolia told the San Francisco Chronicle . "I think everyone's hoping this doesn't happen again.
NATIONAL
February 18, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
James Meredith, a civil rights icon whose enrollment at the University of Mississippi broke a racial barrier in 1962, has one thing to say to the vandals who desecrated his campus statue by putting a noose around its neck and draping it with a controversial flag. "That just clearly shows that we're not training our children like the Bible says," Meredith, 80, told the Los Angeles Times from his Mississippi home Tuesday. "They don't know right and wrong, good and bad and how to apply it to life.
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November 12, 2008 | Ruben Vives
Vandals spray-painted swastikas and racial slurs on a house and several cars that displayed campaign signs or bumper stickers for President-elect Barack Obama, authorities said Tuesday. The incidents occurred Saturday night in the Hollywood Riviera section of the city, said Sgt. Bernard Anderson. Four separate incidents were reported the next day, he said. No arrests have been made. At one house, the phrase "Go Back to Africa" was spray-painted across the wall, in addition to a racial epithet on the garage door, Anderson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday. More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch Holocaust diarist have reportedly been found with pages ripped out at 31 public libraries across the city since January. "Books related to Ms. Anne Frank are clearly targeted, and it's happening across Tokyo," city official Mitsujiro Ikeda told the Associated Press.
NATIONAL
February 18, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
James Meredith, a civil rights icon whose enrollment at the University of Mississippi broke a racial barrier in 1962, has one thing to say to the vandals who desecrated his campus statue by putting a noose around its neck and draping it with a controversial flag. "That just clearly shows that we're not training our children like the Bible says," Meredith, 80, told the Los Angeles Times from his Mississippi home Tuesday. "They don't know right and wrong, good and bad and how to apply it to life.
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