May 12, 2021 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Fight between costumed superhero characters at Hollywood & Highland Center calls for stricter regulation

A video showing a scuffle between costumed superhero characters in front of the Hollywood & Highland Center prompted a Los Angeles city councilman today to mull steps for regulating activity at the popular tourist spot.

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell is meeting with Hollywood-area stakeholders to discuss measures that he plans to introduce next week, according to his office. No specifics were immediately released.

“The councilman is moving forward with ideas for positive change that people will be able to see when they visit Hollywood,” O’Farrell spokesman Tony Arranaga said.

The fight occurred Tuesday afternoon between two people dressed as Mr. Incredible and Batgirl. The video also shows someone in a Chewbacca costume attempting to stop the brawl, which ended with Mr. Incredible flipping Batgirl onto the sidewalk.

The area along Hollywood Boulevard where the fight occurred is frequently crowded with tourists taking photos with costumed characters and celebrity impersonators, people hawking various wares and tour bus companies collecting passengers for sight-seeing trips.

Turf wars between costumed characters have been known to erupt in the past, but police said today they are still investigating whether the latest fight was territorial in nature.

Los Angeles police conducted a crackdown in 2010, arresting some of the costumed characters and accusing them of begging aggressively. Several of the character impersonators filed a lawsuit against the city in response to the arrests, alleging violation of their First and Fourth amendment rights.

City officials at the time considered requiring the characters to obtain permits, but ultimately decided against it.

Related Posts

Edify TV: A Look Into the Cold War-Era as Wende Museum Reopens

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

With relics of the Cold War-era on display, the Wende Museum in Culver City has reopened for in-person visits. Learn...

Two Men Indicted for Accused Hate Crime Attack at Beverly Hills Restaurant

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

Suspects are accused of allegedly attacking employees and saying racial slurs By Toi Creel Two men are facing charges after...

Vote Centers Open for Local Special Primary Election Between 5 Democrats and Socialist

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

May 18 Assembly District 54 Special Primary Election underway By Sam Catanzaro Vote centers are now open for the District...

Details on Palms Mixed-Use Proposal

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

More apartments could soon be coming to this lot on Venice Boulevard in Palms. Located at 10610-10628 W. Venice Boulevard,...

Final Culver City Unified Community Arts Night to Feature Young Storytellers

May 9, 2021

May 9, 2021

The final CCUSD Community Art Night, featuring Young Storytellers, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. Young...

Major Appliance Purchase in Your Future? 5 Factors to Keep in Mind

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

One thing you should keep in mind as a homeowner is that you will need to replace your appliances in...

Signs That You Have a Termite Problem

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

There are some things in your home that you never want to see. Pests are one of them. These unwanted...

Culver City Fire Department Getting Seniors Access to Covid-19 Vaccine

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

By Toi Creel Culver City Firefighters are helping connecting seniors to vaccines. The Culver City Fire Department (CCFD) is doing...

Historic Fox Theater Revamp?

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

A developer wants to revamp the historic Fox Theater building in Venice. Learn more in this video made possible by Malibu...

Expo Line Train Kills Pedestrian in Culver City Area

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Fatality occurs near Bagley Avenue Thursday By Sam Catanzaro A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metro Expo Line...

Metro Bike Share Relaunches on Westside

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Program back after being suspended in September By Chad Winthrop LA Metro’s bike share system is back on the Westside. ...

Could Penmar, Rancho Park Golf Courses Become Affordable Housing?

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Under a state bill facilities like Penmar and Rancho Park golf courses could be converted into space for affordable housing....