I don’t know what the hell is going on around Sunset and Vine, but right now from my office we can see that parts of Vine (between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd), Selma and various other streets are blocked off by the authorities. There are fire trucks, LAPD, etc, etc.
This is just blocks south of the “suspicious package” found yesterday on Vine.
What’s going on around here?! I also saw the Channel 2 newsvan… time to go find a TV.
UPDATE @ 1:42pm: Everything seems to be fine. The police/fire trucks are all leaving now and they’re opening up the streets, it looks like.
UPDATE AGAIN: Here are the pictures I took. Click to embiggen. I would’ve marked up the photo, but my Photoshop is messed up. So you’ll just have to settle for a description of what’s in the photo. If you look carefully you can even see the Hollywood sign in the top right. This is a view toward the north. The street going across the bottom of the photo (covered by trees) is Selma; notice how it’s blocked off on the right. The street going north/south on the right is Argyle. The street going north/south on the left is Vine. You can see it blocked off at Selma and the police in the middle of the street. If you look in the parking lot (south of Selma) you can see one fire engine (there were others, not pictured).
The second picture is a close(r)-up of the stuff happening on Vine. Again, click to embiggen.