Patch is getting a lot of feedback lately from residents, mostly in Moraga, who are fed up with the antics of a small but mouthy group of kids who have already been kicked out of most public venues and are now prowling the neighborhoods at night -- and getting into trouble.
The group, boys and girls, get around by skateboard and have told at least one Patcher that they no longer have a place to skate since they were banned from the Moraga skate park, and a couple of local pools, so they cruise the neighborhoods at night looking for hills.
That in itself wouldn't be so bad but the kids, ranging in age from 10 years to about 16, have been seen standing in the road daring passing cars to hit them in Rheem Valley Manor and shouting profanities at drivers who advise them to clear the road.
Patchers report the same group has been spotted on Alta Mesa, Moraga Road, Fernwood Drive and Ascot Drive and have left a trail of used spraypaint cans and broken padlocks in their wake.
Locals say the group is good at provoking confrontation and has regularly insulted older persons who have asked them to respect their property. Not a major crime wave, to be sure, and part of the "suburban sk8te punk" culture, but perhaps mom and dad could rein the little darlings in before someone gives them the public spanking they deserve.