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Major hiking path to the Hollywood Sign set to close

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29:  The Hollywood Sign is seen high above drying vegetation in Griffith Park on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. A record-breaking series of unusual heat waves this month makes this the first March to have had six days with highs in the 90s or above in Los Angeles since at least 1877 when record-keeping began. Temperatures have averaged 10 degrees above normal almost every day and very little rain has fallen as a fourth year of extreme drought continues to worsen in California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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The Hollywood Sign is seen high above drying vegetation in Griffith Park on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make the trek up to the Hollywood Sign, but one of its most popular access routes is about to be closed to the public.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make the trek up to the Hollywood Sign, but one of its most popular access routes is about to be closed to the public.

Previously, the most-traversed path to the Hollywood Sign was up a road in Beachwood — much to the chagrin of many of the neighborhood’s residents. But after years of strife between residents, tourists, and City Hall, the Beachwood path will be closed this month. That decision comes as the result of a court battle between the city and a commercial stable that was leasing land at the Beachwood trailhead.

Now there’s a $100,000 plan in place to evaluate a different trail to the Hollywood sign, one that goes through Griffith Park. So what’s next for the Hollywood Sign and the many people that travel to LA to see it?

Guests:

Sarajane Schwartz, resident of Hollywoodland for nearly 40 years

Linda Othenin-Girard, president of The Oaks Homeowners Association

Sarah Dusseault, chief of staff for Councilman David Ryu

DISCLOSURE: Linda Othenin-Girard is a former senior producer of 'AirTalk with Larry Mantle'

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