Long time Los Angeles Park Ranger and former Acting Chief Albert Torres died from a heart attack, Saturday, October 12. On Friday, Captain Torres worked a 14-hour shift patrolling the areas affected by the Saddleridge Fire before he collapsed at LAPR headquarters at the Griffith Park Visitor Center. Captain Torres was a huge supporter of the Sign and taught us about the importance of protecting wildlife in the area. He…
On September 26, 1949, the Hollywoodland Sign officially became the Hollywood Sign as the City of Los Angeles removed the LAND from the Hollywood Sign forever and rebuilt the H.
The Griffith Observatory DASH Bus that runs from the Vermont/Sunset metro stop to the Observatory is expanding their service. Beginning August 5,, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., buses will run every 20 minutes and will not serve the Greek Theater or Griffith Observatory. Beginning at 10 a.m., buses will run every 15 minutes until 10 p.m., covering the entire route including the Greek Theater and Griffith Observatory. Weekends and Holidays, the DASH bus service will begin…
More security will be at the Hollywood Sign during the July 4th weekend to improve the flow of traffic and control crowds that want to take a picture at the Sign. Click here to read about the improvements spearheaded by council member David Ryu’s office. Interested in fun, safe way to view the Sign? Check out our Seeing the Sign page for our recommendations.
The Hollywood Sign is now on Instagram. Follow the Sign at @HollywoodSign23.
Happy 100th Birthday to another Hollywood legend, Musso & Frank Grill! The famous dining establishment has served actors, directors, writers, and of course tourists for longer than the Sign has been alive. Despite all the famous people who come here, the true celebrity is their martini. Click here to hear a story about their 100th birthday.
The Griffith Observatory is making updates in the near future that will affect visitors and the traffic in the park. Please note the closure dates listed below: VISITOR NOTICE FOR APRIL 22 – MAY 6 Griffith Observatory will be CLOSED for these two weeks to complete essential visitor access improvement projects. VISITOR NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 29 Vehicle access to/from Griffith Observatory will be via temporary two-way traffic on West Observatory Road,…
Please be aware of road closures happening to and from the Griffith Observatory: VISITOR NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 29 Vehicle access to/from Griffith Observatory will be via temporary two-way traffic on West Observatory Road, due to work on East Observatory Road. Expect congestion. Click here for more information.
While it’s the rainy season in Los Angeles, please be aware of the weather when making hiking plans. Even if it might not be raining at this exact moment, heavy rains in the recent past might mean washed out trails, muddy paths, and fogged out views.
Interested in learning more about the Hollywood Sign. Check out our resident historian Leo Braudy’s book “The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon (Icons of America)” Click here to purchase.