Local News in Brief : Orange : Vandals Strike at Office of Christian Activist
Vandals defaced the offices of a Christian activist who had organized efforts of local religious leaders to help restore a Fullerton synagogue that, itself, had been the target of anti-Semitic violence, authorities said Sunday.
Thomas Steele, the leader of Concerned Christians Against Anti-Semitism, found the front of his advertising offices in the 800 block of North Batavia Street defaced with swastika stickers and an epithet naming a white supremacist group, according to Sgt. John Richard.
The vandalism was discovered Saturday, the day Steele planned to lead several dozen volunteers in a cleanup effort for Temple Beth Tikva of North Orange County. The temple has been the site of several anti-Semitic acts, most recently a series of fires set on Jan. 7 and 8.
The cleanup went on as planned, a temple spokeswoman said, with some 50 volunteers showing up to take part.
Police said they have no suspects in the incident, which remains under investigation.