Buena Vista is fairly regularly hit by graffiti and tagging and whether it's in the park, or on private property, it's critical that we work together as a community to try to cover it as quickly as possible. We all know that graffiti has a negative effect on our community and along with lowering neighborhood appeal, decreasing property values, and driving away prospective homebuyers, it also attracts more criminal activity. Worst of all, gang members use the graffiti to prom
Q I am at my wit’s end with Caltrans over the graffiti problem on Interstate 280 between Highway 87 and Lawrence Expressway. I have emailed the Adopt-a-Highway program and put in several maintenance requests through the Caltrans website over the past two months. Tags are on every vertical surface — the support columns, the underside of the overpasses, the brick walls, the on-ramps, everywhere. The tags are stacking up and multiplying daily. Some of them are 8 feet tall!
SAN JOSE — For South Bay drivers disgusted by graffiti-covered overpasses and tagged train trestles, something is finally being done.
Next week Caltrans, San Jose and Union Pacific workers will combine to scrub the train crossing over Highway 101 near 13th Street and repaint it. A few days later, the same cleanup will be performed on the 101-McKee Road bridge and soon after on the Bird Avenue crossing over I-280 west of downtown San Jose, where a large yellow “RIP TOMMY” ta