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Monday, November 22, 2010

Council passes road closure near Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Unbound reports that the City Council voted Friday to close a section of Mulholland Drive near the Hollywood Sign under questionable circumstances.  The City cites mischief and tomfoolery while Hollywood Unbound questions the legality.

Residents have been complaining about tourists and teens trespassing, hanging out, cruising, drinking, and building illegal bonfires in the area for decades. So why now?  Since this is a Tom LaBonge motion, one has got to figure the election has something to do with the timing.

There is precedent as the street at Deronda and MulHolland Hwy has been closed for some time. All of these streets are very narrow in the area. And just to remind readers in this post 9-11 world, the area around the Hollywood Sign is a Homeland Security site.

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