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Taggers Vandalize Hollywood Sign's First 'L'

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As far as we can tell, no action on the anticipated Hollywood Sign change for today has happened yet (we're hearing around 3 p.m.). However, Eric Spillman at KTLA shared a photo on Twitter of graffiti on the first "L" of the Hollywood Sign. "Noticed it this morning," he said before tweeting out the photo (biggify here, you can see it on the bottom corner of the "L"). We're curious how it got there, considering the intense security--cameras, motion sensors, an on-duty officer--surrounding the sign. Officials at the city's General Services Police Department (not the LAPD), were not aware of it. "Sadly this does happen from time to time," explained a Hollywood Sign Trust spokesperson. "We have a crew of painters who take care of these things."