“Graffiti no longer accepted here! Please find a day job.” Joe Connolly wrote those words in house paint on the side of a burned-out building in 1993. Connolly, who calls himself “the Graffiti Guerrilla,” still confronts taggers and wipes out their creations. The 55-year-old former carpet salesman is a brave guy. He spends hours daily in an orange vest and hard hat picking up trash along the Santa Monica Freeway near his “Adopt-A-Highway” sign at the La Brea Avenue exit as well as in his neighborhood.
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