Community Groups Contribute to Daylong Graffiti Cleanup

State, federal and local agencies and businesses will coordinate a daylong program, sponsored by the Board of Supervisors, on Saturday to clean up graffiti throughout Los Angeles County.

Sandblasting equipment and more than 500 gallons of paint have been donated by volunteers who will paint over graffiti in 13 communities--including four in the San Gabriel Valley.

Gathering places for work crews in the valley are Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa; Sunshine Park, 515 S. Deepmead Ave., La Puente; Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, and Arceo Park, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte. Volunteers will be dispersed to assignments beginning at 8 a.m.

Agencies and businesses contributing to the effort: U.S. Forest Service--large sandblasters and volunteers; county departments of Public Works, Sheriff, District Attorney and Probation--volunteers, crews and equipment; county Parks and Recreation Department--baby-sitting, staging areas and entertainment; Caltrans--orange vests, equipment and crews; RTD--T-shirts, volunteers and equipment; Gannett Outdoor--artwork and billboards; Vista Paint Corp.--visors and paint; Western Badge and Trophy--artwork; city of Glendale--550 gallons of paint, and city of Los Angeles Board of Public Works' Operation Clean Sweep and Los Angeles Police Department--services and crews at the sites.

For further information: (818) 350-4500.

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