Just recently our very own apartment's front wall was baroquely bombed by local gang tagging, a problem especially, though not exclusively by any means, common for those of us who live east of the 101.
But did you know that the city of Los Angeles will help residents combat the problem of unwanted tagging/graffiti with a simple phone call? Dial 311 or (866) 4LA-CITY to call in the cleanup cavalry. Even better, you can now just fill out an online form and a team from Operation Clean Sweep will come out in full force to paint over tagging or graffiti for the friendly fee of absolutely nothing! Now how's that for easy?