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Neighbors hope to pull digital billboards

By William M. Welch, USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — Mark Legan has enjoyed his quiet, leafy neighborhood for 12 years, until someone threw a switch and filled his nights with bright, colorful lights.

“When the sun goes down, you can’t ignore it,” he says, gesturing from his living room toward the giant television billboard that recently went up a half block away on Santa Monica Boulevard.