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October 25, 2012
Work is underway on the Hollywood sign, which is getting its most extensive refurbishing in nearly 35 years. Crews are repainting the iconic white letters overlooking Los Angeles, focused now on the letters O and L, the Los Angeles Times reported. Workers will strip the letters of their paint and pressure-wash the exposed corrugated metal before priming and repainting them white, according to the Hollywood Sign Trust. The back of the sign will also be scraped, sanded and painted.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
One day after two dogs uncovered a human head hidden in a plastic bag, Los Angeles police found a severed hand Wednesday morning at the Hollywood Hills crime scene. The head was first discovered 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bronson Canyon Park near a trail below the Hollywood sign by two people walking nine dogs. Investigators continued to search the area Tuesday evening and resumed the search Wednesday morning. A specially-trained cadaver dog from the coroner's office found the hand Wednesday morning about 50 yards away from where the head had been located.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
Los Angeles police Tuesday night suspended a search near a Hollywood Hills crime scene where two dogs uncovered a human head hidden in a plastic bag. Investigators were planning to resume searching below the Hollywood sign near Canyon Drive after sunrise Wednesday to determine whether additional human remains were left in the area, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The head was believed to be that of an Armenian male in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair, law enforcement sources told The Times.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Irma Lemus GRIFFITH PARK -- It's a winter wonderland of lights at Griffith Park. The Fifth Annual Light Festival began Friday and will run through Dec. 26 at the park. The free event, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water Power and Griffith Park, promises to delight holiday revelers. Lights along a one-mile stretch of Crystal Springs Drive, near the Los Angeles Zoo, may be enjoyed from the comfort of a vehicle or during a leisurely walk.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
As the space shuttle Endeavor flew by the Hollywood sign around 12:10 p.m., onlookers at the Griffith Observatory -- some of whom had been waiting since 6 a.m. -- hooped and hollered. "That's the money shot," said Larry Unser in from St. Louis to visit his son in L.A.  "I almost hate taking (pictures) because then you miss it.” Joan Pappas from Arcadia didn't get a shot of the shuttle when it first approached. She pressed the wrong button and turned off her digital camera.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com and By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 24, 2013
Much like the Hollywood sign, the large white letters tower on a hillside. Unlike the iconic landmark nearly 11 miles away, this new sign on a squat hill near the Glendale (2) Freeway doesn't evoke glitz and glam. It poses a question - a socio-political one - to commuters. "LIBERTY?" Ironically, a sign eliciting doubt about one's independence from authority has gotten the owner of the site in trouble with government officials. Although the sign, which has been up for at least two weeks, overlooks the interchange between the northbound so-called Glendale Freeway and the westbound Ventura (134)
NEWS
November 27, 2000
Irma Lemus GRIFFITH PARK -- Thousands of sparkling lights illuminated the night sky, as holiday revelers enjoyed the Fifth Annual Light Festival at Griffith Park this weekend. The Light Festival, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Griffith Park, kicked off this weekend and is scheduled to continue through Dec. 26. The popular free event draws large crowds and this year will be no exception, said event organizers. Last year about 300,000 area residents enjoyed the night lights.
FEATURES
By Mary O'Keefe | April 14, 2006
Although the children at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Day Care haven't a drivers license or even a driving permit, they have been driving around the city seeing the sights. All they needed was their imagination, some paint, wood and cardboard boxes. Fifth and sixth graders at the day care center have spent about two months painting and taping very large cardboard boxes to resemble an RV (recreational vehicle). With the help of their teacher, Angus Hall, they mounted the boxes onto a wagon.
THE818NOW
By Brittany Levine and Daniel Siegal | September 21, 2012
As the space shuttle Endeavour flew by the Hollywood sign around 12:10 p.m., onlookers at the Griffith Observatory - some of whom had been waiting since 6 a.m. - whooped and hollered. “That's the money shot,” said Larry Unser, in from St. Louis to visit his son in L.A. “I almost hate taking [pictures], because then you miss it.” Joan Pappas of Arcadia didn't get a shot of the shuttle when it first approached. She pressed the wrong button and turned off her digital camera.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com and By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 24, 2013
Much like the Hollywood sign, the large white letters tower on a hillside. Unlike the iconic landmark nearly 11 miles away, this new sign on a squat hill near the Glendale (2) Freeway doesn't evoke glitz and glam. It poses a question - a socio-political one - to commuters. "LIBERTY?" Ironically, a sign eliciting doubt about one's independence from authority has gotten the owner of the site in trouble with government officials. Although the sign, which has been up for at least two weeks, overlooks the interchange between the northbound so-called Glendale Freeway and the westbound Ventura (134)
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NEWS
October 25, 2012
Work is underway on the Hollywood sign, which is getting its most extensive refurbishing in nearly 35 years. Crews are repainting the iconic white letters overlooking Los Angeles, focused now on the letters O and L, the Los Angeles Times reported. Workers will strip the letters of their paint and pressure-wash the exposed corrugated metal before priming and repainting them white, according to the Hollywood Sign Trust. The back of the sign will also be scraped, sanded and painted.
THE818NOW
By Brittany Levine and Daniel Siegal | September 21, 2012
As the space shuttle Endeavour flew by the Hollywood sign around 12:10 p.m., onlookers at the Griffith Observatory - some of whom had been waiting since 6 a.m. - whooped and hollered. “That's the money shot,” said Larry Unser, in from St. Louis to visit his son in L.A. “I almost hate taking [pictures], because then you miss it.” Joan Pappas of Arcadia didn't get a shot of the shuttle when it first approached. She pressed the wrong button and turned off her digital camera.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
As the space shuttle Endeavor flew by the Hollywood sign around 12:10 p.m., onlookers at the Griffith Observatory -- some of whom had been waiting since 6 a.m. -- hooped and hollered. "That's the money shot," said Larry Unser in from St. Louis to visit his son in L.A.  "I almost hate taking (pictures) because then you miss it.” Joan Pappas from Arcadia didn't get a shot of the shuttle when it first approached. She pressed the wrong button and turned off her digital camera.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
Los Angeles police Tuesday night suspended a search near a Hollywood Hills crime scene where two dogs uncovered a human head hidden in a plastic bag. Investigators were planning to resume searching below the Hollywood sign near Canyon Drive after sunrise Wednesday to determine whether additional human remains were left in the area, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The head was believed to be that of an Armenian male in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair, law enforcement sources told The Times.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
One day after two dogs uncovered a human head hidden in a plastic bag, Los Angeles police found a severed hand Wednesday morning at the Hollywood Hills crime scene. The head was first discovered 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bronson Canyon Park near a trail below the Hollywood sign by two people walking nine dogs. Investigators continued to search the area Tuesday evening and resumed the search Wednesday morning. A specially-trained cadaver dog from the coroner's office found the hand Wednesday morning about 50 yards away from where the head had been located.
FEATURES
By Mary O'Keefe | April 14, 2006
Although the children at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Day Care haven't a drivers license or even a driving permit, they have been driving around the city seeing the sights. All they needed was their imagination, some paint, wood and cardboard boxes. Fifth and sixth graders at the day care center have spent about two months painting and taping very large cardboard boxes to resemble an RV (recreational vehicle). With the help of their teacher, Angus Hall, they mounted the boxes onto a wagon.
NEWS
November 27, 2000
Irma Lemus GRIFFITH PARK -- Thousands of sparkling lights illuminated the night sky, as holiday revelers enjoyed the Fifth Annual Light Festival at Griffith Park this weekend. The Light Festival, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Griffith Park, kicked off this weekend and is scheduled to continue through Dec. 26. The popular free event draws large crowds and this year will be no exception, said event organizers. Last year about 300,000 area residents enjoyed the night lights.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Irma Lemus GRIFFITH PARK -- It's a winter wonderland of lights at Griffith Park. The Fifth Annual Light Festival began Friday and will run through Dec. 26 at the park. The free event, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water Power and Griffith Park, promises to delight holiday revelers. Lights along a one-mile stretch of Crystal Springs Drive, near the Los Angeles Zoo, may be enjoyed from the comfort of a vehicle or during a leisurely walk.
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