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The Peak is Saved! Hugh Hefner's Big Donation Saves the Land Next to The Hollywood Sign

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To raise awareness, the Hollywood Sign was temporarily covered up February | Photo by therealquarrygirl via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

And it's done! Playboy-owner Hugh Hefner has donated $900,000 to the Save the Peak campaign, triggering a $500,000 match from the Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Aileen Getty, the Trust for Public Land announced this morning. The land will eventually be donated to the city to become part of Griffith Park.

"While the deal closed with a large gift, it was the supersized efforts of a generous and energetic community of supporters that made the campaign possible," said a Trust e-mail blast. "It's people like you who helped us save Cahuenga Peak, and we are very grateful."

They also say "plans are in the works for a special event next month, but the details are under wraps for now."

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Background Reading: Why the Peak Needed Saving