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 In People v. Kahanic (1987) 196 Cal. App. 3d 461 [241 Cal. Rptr. 722] (Kahanic), the court held that the vandalism statute applies to community property on the rationale that the “essence of the crime is in the physical acts against the ownership interest of another, even though that ownership is less than exclusive.” (Id. at p. 466.) Citing Kahanic, a proposed vandalism instruction from the Judicial Council's Task Force on Jury Instructions requires proof that the accused “did not own the property” or “owned the property with someone else.” (See Cal. Jud. Council, Task Force on Jury Instructions, Criminal Jury Instructions (July 5, 2004 Draft) Inst. No. 1995, pp. 1-2.) 

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