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Councilmember Ryu announced increased enforcement by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Department of Recreation and Parks Park Rangers around the Hollywood Sign during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Click here for more information.
The Hollywood Sign Trust has put out an extended new and improved history PDF of the Hollywood Sign. Click here to download the document.
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a report out of the Arts, Entertainment Parks & Rivers committee on 19 strategies proposed by Dixon Resources Unlimited to improve safety, access & mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park. The approval today allows City Departments to study the feasibility on various safety, traffic and park access improvements around the iconic Sign.
Read the press release here.
The City’s Arts, Entertainment, Parks & Rivers Committee unanimously approved strategies to improve safety, traffic and mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park. The report was spearheaded by Council District 4 and began as a study by Dixon Resources Unlimited, commissioned by CD4. According to the press release, the approved report includes instructions for various City departments to initiate safety improvements for Hollywood Sign viewing and Griffith Park access points. It also instructs departments to establish rideshare pick-up and drop-off zones, begin an environmental review of an electric shuttle bus route and conduct a feasibility study of an aerial tram to the Hollywood Sign. The report and instructions now go to City Council for a full vote.
You can read the Los Feliz Ledger coverage here.
The Hollywood Reporter did a story about the moment in history when Hugh Hefner stepped up and raised the funds to keep the Hollywood Sign.
Click here for the article.
The Sign does not have a birthday, it has a birthYEAR but not a birthDAY. Since the Sign started as a billboard, no records were kept about the day it was unveiled. The Internet seems to think the Sign’s birthday is July 13th but that is unconfirmed. We do have confirmation that it was built in 1923 but the exact day is unknown.
A small brush fire was lit close to the Griffith Observatory. The fire is a reminder to be careful during LA’s dry, hot summer while inside the park. Avoid open flames like cigarettes, camp fires, or fireworks. Any spark can lead to a massive fire.
Click here to read about the incident.
Dodger stadium has made an interesting proposal to elevate traffic during the busy baseball season – a gondola! It isn’t the first time, Los Angeles has turned to the skies for ideas to reduce congestion on the roads. There have been several proposals to build a gondola to view the Hollywood Sign.
Click here for the article about Dodger stadium’s new proposal.
City Council today approved Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to allocate $51,320 in discretionary funds for increased security around the Hollywood Sign for the spring break holiday season between March 23 and April 2, 2018. Anticipating increased tourism and activity around the sign during this time, Councilmember Ryu’s approved motion will fund increased patrols by Traffic Enforcement and Police officers.