Earlier this month The Eastsider wrote about a large piece of graffiti atop The Eagle Rock, the massive rock formation and neighborhood landmark. City officials said removing the graffiti on the 150-foot high rock was too dangerous for city clean up crews. But on Thursday members of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Unit will take on the risky clean up job, reports the office of Councilman José Huizar. The search and rescue team will clean up the remainder of the tag that had not been washed away by the winter rains, according to a press release issued by Huizar’s office. The fire department was approached about taking on the job after employees from Recreation and Parks and Huizar’s office met at the rock:
After Councilmember Huizar’s staff contacted Capt. Marino at Fire Station 12 in Highland Park, he immediately contacted Capt. Craig White with the fire department’s Urban Search and Rescue Unit. They agreed at once, pointing out that the removal could be used as part of their required training exercises. This creative solution helps restore a cultural landmark at no additional cost to the city.