Friday, January 30, 2009



We were just notified by Mary Clare Molidor, Sr. Asst. District Attorney, that a 23 count criminal complaint has been filed by the Criminal Branch of the City Attorney's Office today against Frank Rahban, owner of 10801 National Blvd, L.A. CA 90064 and others for defying an order by the Fire Department to remove this hazardous sign.


Owner, Frank Rahban put on this Supergraphic late Tuesday evening on Jan. 13, 2009 over th entire side of his 6 story office building.

He was cited by the fire department for 2 fire code violations on Jan. 22, 2009 (see fire code violations handed down) and was given until Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 to have it removed. Today is Friday, Jan. 30th and it still remains affixed to the building.

Even with the knowledge of this Supergraphic being a threat for all of the building occupants, the owner has elected to keep it up.

Another Yiddish word comes to mind to describe folks that work above the law:
GONIFF: Noun - A thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse) ganef, ganof, gonif. Offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law.

Council member Jack Weiss and the LAFD held a press conference right outside the 10801 property just last Wed., Jan. 28, 2009 to attack the issue of these illegal signs and specifically mentioned that anyone not cooperating will have charges filed against them.

We want to thank the city attorney's office for keeping their word and taking action, thank the LAFD for all of their support, thank the media for a great job covering this issue and this particular story, and most of all thank the tenants of 10801.

1 comment:

  1. when he goes to jail, they should put a supergraphic in his cell for him to look at-or wrap him in one