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No more signs

Submitted by on 1, June 10, 2008 – 7:45 amNo Comment

The ever-shifting mass of cryptic, painted signs that have long graced the walls and fence of the home on the corner of Lincoln and Lafayette avenues are a familiar sight to Alamedans (and were famous enough to inspire this review on Yelp). But they may be a thing of the past. The man behind the signs, Harlan Smith Ogle, was evicted from the home in April, court papers show. He was evicted by a family member who is trying, under pressure from the city, to get the property cleaned up. “The premises is essentially a garbage dump” that will cost an estimated $30,000 to clean up, according to court papers regarding the late owner’s estate. The Island has noticed in recent days that the house looks like it is being prepared for a paint job. The signs, which railed against the government and often appeared to be in a variety of languages, are all gone now, save one: WE THE PEOPLE NOTICE EXECUTOR H S OGLE.

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