SLNC Supports Iconic Happy Foot, Sad Foot Sign


It’s been immortalized in stories by Jonathan Lethem and David Foster Wallace. In a 2004 interview, the musician Beck discussed his relationship with the sign back when he used to live within viewing distance of it. It recently inspired a nine minute news piece on KCRW.  And for many Silver Lake residents past and present, it’s become one of the few remaining fun and quirky oddities in a neighborhood that often feels like the “change” setting is stuck on warp speed.

At our August 7th meeting, the SLNC Governing Board passed a motion to publicly support the historical preservation of this beloved sign to (hopefully) help it remain where it’s been since 1985: on a key stretch of Sunset Blvd in our wonderful and odd community.

If you would like to add your name to the petition, please follow this link.