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Welcome Back to Hollywood: 'Save the Peak' Campaign Raises $2 Million, $4.5 More to Go

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Take a look at the Hollywood Sign and you'll notice it's back to normal. Today, Trust for Public Land officials ended its awareness campaign, which had the sign covered with "SAVE THE PEAK," announcing that almost $2 million has been raised since the beginning of last week (about $1 million was raised since Thursday, when the campaign officially began).

Although $8 million is now in hand, $4.5 million still needs to be fundraised by April 14th. If $12.5 million is not obtained by then, 138-acres next to the Hollywood Sign will go back on the market, possibly being bought by a developer who could build homes, possibly compromising the view of one of the world's most famous icons.

“This weekend was a great start to this important fundraising effort,” said Councilmember Tom LaBonge whose district includes the sign. “But we need more help. We hope that people around the world will become real Hollywood stars by helping us 'Save the Peak.’"

If the peak is saved, the Trust will give the land to the city of Los Angeles so it can be part of Griffith Park. The public is encouraged to make donations (even if it's $5) on the Trust's website.

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