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Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:34 am, Tue Nov 2, 2010.

Usually waking up on Sunday mornings means football and relaxation at our house — not Sunday, Oct. 17. We woke to our personal property, our neighbors and a local church having been vandalized and tagged by derelict individuals who have no respect or regard for other people’s property. The police department was prompt in sending out Officer Mike Mantzouranis, who was very diligent in getting information/evidence and was helpful, courteous and understanding. So, a hats off and thanks to him.

To my biggest delight and amazement, without a phone call or initiation on our part, bright and early Tuesday morning a graffiti abatement worker was at our houses with tools in hand to help clean this blight off our properties. With just a signature and the borrowing of a water hose, our walls, sidewalks, city box and fences were back to looking like they were new again.

I thank the Graffiti Abatement Department and the Lodi Police Department for putting forth the effort and showing us that our tax dollars and divisions we sometimes take for granted are here for the citizens of this town.

Macie McKinstry


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  • Gary Musto posted at 10:32 am on Tue, Nov 2, 2010.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    I have also called in to have some "art work" removed from a canvas wall close to my house, the crew that was dispatched took only about an hour to remove the mess and it was hard to find where "Picasso" had painted. Outstanding job of restoring and cleaning up after those who couldn't care less how bad their city looks.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:35 am on Tue, Nov 2, 2010.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Thanks to all the moron "Ganstas" who feel it necessary to spray paint their precious gang symbols, taxpayers are stuck cleaning up the mess. They should build old fashioned "stocks" and when they catch these punks, make them spend a day locked in the stocks with a sign spelling out their activities. I am thinking downtown by the theater so everyone sees them including their "homies" and rival gang members. I am thinking embarassment will go a lot further than jail or fines.


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