• Hollywood sign

    Another nice Julian mention:

    View of Hollywood Sign to Be Protected


    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (AScribe Newswire) -- The view of the world-famous Hollywood Sign will be protected by purchasing Cahuenga Peak, the 138 acres behind and to the left of the sign which could have been developed into luxury homes, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today.

    "With the support of donors such as The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, TPL and its partners are in a campaign to raise a total of $12.5 million by April 14," said Sam Hodder, California State Director for TPL. After the purchase, which will cost $11.7 million, the land will be added to Griffith Park, the nation's 4th-most-visited park.

    "The Hollywood Sign is one of America's iconic views and that view would be ruined forever if estates are built behind it," said Hodder, as he and TPL's partners announced a two-month campaign to raise the remaining $6.2 million needed to complete the purchase from a group of Chicago investors.

    TPL's exclusive option to buy Cahuenga Peak expires April 14. If the funds aren't raised to protect it, the property will go back for sale on the open market (For details, visit http://www.savehollywoodland.org/ .)

    Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have also agreed to lend their support to the campaign including Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("New Adventures of Old Christine"), Academy Award Nominated Actress Virginia Madsen, Tippi Hedren, John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Aisha Tyler (FOX's "24"), Julian McMahon (FX's "Nip/Tuck"), James Kyson Lee ("Heroes"), Beau Garrett ("Fantastic Four") and Katherine Morris (CBS's "Cold Case").

    "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a spectacular property in the middle of one of our biggest cities. Opportunities like this simply do not come along very often," Hodder said.
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    I love that they are doing this. What a good cause.