Neighbors woke up Thursday morning to find two garage doors bearing the words "[Expletive] Trump" and "[Expletive] the system" sprayed in large letters with white paint.
In all, eight houses or apartments in an affluent neighborhood near China Cove in Corona del Mar were spray-painted, police said.
Some city signs also were vandalized, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said.
Most of the graffiti didn't carry a political message, according to police.
Residents discovered the vandalism around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, and police began taking stock of the damage and contacting homeowners, Manzella said.
The message lashing out at Trump led some residents to believe that the neighborhood of multimillion-dollar homes was targeted because of its wealth.
Dobruck writes for Times Community News.