Read up on past news and issues from Scenic Los Angeles and its predecessor organization, the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight. View the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight’s full archives of content here.
July 9, 2020
Billboards and Corruption in LA
The recent FBI indictments of LA city officials show some surprising links between billboards and municipal corruption in Los Angeles.
March 7, 2020
Do you use Waze? Billboards are spying on you.
It’s not only digital billboards that can collect information from passing drivers. Static signs are passing along information, too.
June 3, 2016
Movie Ads, Gun Violence & Smokey the Bear
Ads for movies and TV shows showing guns are a staple of street furniture and billboard advertising, and often show up near schools, playgrounds, and other places where young people congregate.
October 21, 2015
Dangerous Game? Grandfathering Applied-for Sign Districts
This 2015 post about Sign Districts is relevant for the legal opinion that the City Attorney offered regarding the rationale for creating such districts.