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July 17, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many people who drive the serpentine Sunset Strip, Steve Martin found himself stuck there in traffic one night several years ago. As he stared up at the jungle of billboards to pass the time, out of the smoggy sky came a vision: the Sunset Strip Billboard Awards. "It seemed so obvious," said Martin (a West Hollywood city councilman, not the actor). In an age when some folks are working furiously to banish billboards as eyesores, West Hollywood has opted to elevate them to iconic status.
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July 17, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many people who drive the serpentine Sunset Strip, Steve Martin found himself stuck there in traffic one night several years ago. As he stared up at the jungle of billboards to pass the time, out of the smoggy sky came a vision: the Sunset Strip Billboard Awards. "It seemed so obvious," said Martin (a West Hollywood city councilman, not the actor). In an age when some folks are working furiously to banish billboards as eyesores, West Hollywood has opted to elevate them to iconic status.
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April 27, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Long Arm of 'Law': "Law & Order" appears destined to become one of TV's longest-running dramas ever, with NBC extending its commitment on the Emmy-winning show and its spinoff, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The original series--currently in its 10th season and airing Wednesday nights--has now been renewed for five more years, while NBC has committed to at least two additional seasons of the new program, which airs Friday nights.
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July 9, 2000 | LESLEE KOMAIKO
The first-ever Sunset Strip Billboard Awards, sponsored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, will take place July 13 at the Hyatt West Hollywood Hotel. We talked to the most subversive of its seven judges, Los Angeles guerrilla artist Robbie Conal, who has plastered his provocative posters lampooning everyone from Tammy Faye Bakker to Bill Gates to Kenneth Starr on traffic-light switching boxes and construction-site walls since 1986.
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August 21, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sunset Strip "tree bandits" struck early on a recent Saturday morning outside Catherine Hahn's house. Jumping out of an unmarked truck, two men climbed up a magnolia tree, power-sawed through the branches and then sped off. The only thing that remained after the 9-minute "hack" job was the trunk and the unsightly stubs of the once leafy shade tree.
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