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Battle over Beverly Hills subway goes Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County transportation officials could approve a plan Thursday to send a subway under Beverly Hills High School against the objections of many residents.

But the fight has spawned a pair of warring videos that are getting wide attention.

One is a virtual disaster movie, produced by Beverly Hills parents worried about student safety, showing teens on campus paired with images of flames and explosions.

The other is a pro-subway satire that suggests opposing residents are backward-looking hicks who fear progress.

Even if the route is approved, the dispute is likely to continue in court and viral media.

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