DECEMBER 2010: COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
In December 2010, a fun neighborhood event and packed press conference was held underneath the world-famous Hollywood Sign to thank the community and the donors who raised money and awareness to save Cahuenga Peak from development. Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Hollywood Sign Trust Chairman Chris Baumgart, and Trust for Public Land President Will Rogers all spoke at the star-studded event, which included philanthropist Aileen Getty long time Sign benefactor and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
Spearheaded by Councilmember LaBonge, the 12.5-million dollar acquisition of Cahuenga Peak adds 138 acres to Griffith Park and preserves the land in its natural state for wildlife and future Angelenos to enjoy for generations to come. “This is a peak moment for the City of Los Angeles as we celebrate with the Trust for Public Land and the angels who helped us expand Griffith Park by acquiring Cahuenga Peak,” said Councilmember LaBonge. “The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, Aileen Getty and Hugh M. Hefner as well as the people of Los Angeles and California join us in this great celebration. They’re all angels in the City of Angels.”
All photos ©2011 David Livingston.