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Community cleans up home overrun by crime, graffiti

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Local officials and members of the community are coming together Thursday to help a City Heights woman make much-needed repairs to her home.

She says the property has been overrun by crime and graffiti, with some gang members even meeting in her back yard.

"Seeing this I kind of got upset, because there are certain things you just don't do in neighborhoods," a volunteer said.

According to the homeowner, known as Ms. Cox, the problem has been out of control, and every time she alerted police, the culprits would leave the area.

The effort grew from one volunteer to several people helping trim trees, remove debris and repaint the home. Most of the volunteers don't even know the homeowner.

"We have to help each other," a volunteer said.

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