To understand how ugly the battle over the Hollywood sign has become, just look at the fliers that have been popping up recently in the hillside neighborhoods below the landmark.
In a call to arms, the fliers warn of the tourists who swarm in “like locusts from all across the world” and suggest the city establish “armed checkpoints.”
The anonymous author then makes a radical proposal: Dismantle the Hollywood sign.
It’s a joke, of course. But for both residents and city officials, it’s evidence that the long-running debate about sightseer traffic around the Hollywood sign is reaching a tipping point.
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