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Hugh Hefner Saves Hollywood Sign

Developers won’t be building anything behind the landmark Hollywood sign.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday, a final $900,000 donation by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner completed the $12.5 million fundraising drive to protect the 138 acres behind the famous sign.

Way to go, Hugh!

The governor praised the public and private partnership in raising the money to keep the property out of hands of developers. The Trust for Public Land conservation group raised $6.7 million in private funds, the state raised $3.1 million and local funds provided $2.7 million.

source: Hefner seals deal at Hollywood sign [msn]



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