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Are we the only ones who have noticed new graffiti on the 101 Freeway signs? Everytime we look up for our turnoff at Sunset or Benton Way, we see the words "360" scrawled in white chalk.Looks like someone's renewed their efforts to mark their turf. We've been reading the Los Angeles Newspaper Groups September 2004 series on gands in the Southland and find it very insightful.

We enjoyed some of the reporters comments on a special Gang Blog set up in September:

An old Crip comes up and bags a cheap Chinese dinner off me in Watts. He's all
tatted up. He pulls the treatment of a
book he's working on out of his pocket ``Crips or Die.'' Then he gives me the phone
number of a woman he says is his
agent.

You wonder what went wrong.