Photo of Hollywood Boulevard; taken yesterday at 3pm
Heads are rolling, people. Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich issued warrants earlier this week for business owners accused of posting an illegal Asics supergraphic on the Souvenirs of Hollywood building at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard, a location that's located kitty-corner to the National Bank Building (the illegal Dreamworks graphic is gone as of yesterday afternoon; you can see the dragon-free building in the photo above). The Times reports that the city attorney's office "secur[ed] arrest warrants against four people accused of putting up supergraphics without permits, according to court records reviewed by the Times on Wednesday." It's not clear if anyone had been arrested by last night, however. Who knows why the crackdown is happening now, but with the upcoming Oscars ceremony--an event where cameras would pick up the supergraphic images--building owners are likely getting an even a higher rate from advertisers.
Meanwhile, you'll recall the Asics supergraphic was a topic of conversation among those bringing down the Dreamworks graphic on Monday night.