One section of the outside wall of Eastlake Gardens (2225 Eastlake Avenue E) was marred with graffiti sometime in the wee hours of New Year's morning. A short spin around the neighborhood has turned up a few other tags--all in purple spray paint in a variety of sizes--which look to be done by the same person or group. We reported two incidents to the police. The clean up is costly and expensive, but important. The best way to avoid the cost, hassle, and aching back of clean up is prevention. Please report any sightings of "artists" in action (call 911) or new graffiti (call police non emergency at 206-625-5011) around the neighborhood.