City Attorney Carmen Trutanich kept to his vow to go after more illegal supergraphcs, obtaining four more arrest warrants on people allegedly tied to sign violations at Hollywood and Highland. This time he and Superior Court Judge Mildred Escobedo eschewed the felonious bail tactic, topping out at $250,000 for one of the targets and a hundred grand for each of the others. The Times' David Zahniser, who had the news this morning, said the signs involved this time are much smaller than the eight-story movie promotion that got Trutanich headlines last week. At least two of the accused in the latest action posted bail on Thursday.
Million-dollar bail bingo: At Witness LA, Celeste Fremon praises Tim Rutten's description of the high bail for Kayvan Setareh as "government by tantrum" and tells Trutanich, "We elected you to be our representatives, to do a job in the name of the people, not to be our hired thugs."
Above: Steve Greenberg's take in LA Sketchbook. Click the cartoon to see it supergraphic-sized.