*BARRY RUSH -- WORLD WIDE RUSH, A PENNSYLVANIA LLC. HARBORCO, LLC.
*OWNER - FRANK RAHBAN M 03/08/1942
*BUILDING MANAGER - LOIS F. AGAPAY F 03/24/1951
aka LOIS KAY GLOWOSKI, LOIS KAY FORSHEE
*SENOUBAR RAHBAN F 01/08/1921
*DJAMSHID YOUNESSI M 06/12/1945
*SAEED YOUNESI M 11/29/1952
*PERRY RAHBAN M 04/06/1940
Aka PARVIZ RAHBAN
*SAID RAHBAN M 09/17/1945
*RALPH ABOULAFIA M 10/28/1945
Also legal team representing the owners:
Joe M. Agapay, Jr., Inc.
Paul E. Fisher
First a message to the public...
Please refer to the previous post to understand the contents of this letter or click here to read this post first.
Here is our message:
Let's have the public look closely at what your defense is against the current fire code violations. In the previous post, you mention that the material of the sign meets the city’s standards for fireproof materials.
What you are saying here is that the material cannot catch on fire. To us, that's what fire proof means. Now in the letter that you sent to the tenants on Jan. 21, 2009, you enclosed a certificate from a state fire marshal's office that says:
- This product meets the minimum requirements of flame resistance established by the California State Fire Marshal for products identified in
Health and Safety Code. Section 13115, California
- The scope of the approved use of this product is provided in the current edition of the CALIFORNIA APPROVED LIST OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS AND FABRICS, GENERAL AND LIMITED APPLICATIONS CONCERNS published by the California State Fire Marshal.
The second argument against the next fire code violation is most serious. The violation is for obstruction (click here to see the fire code violations) and you say that no office tenants are put at risk by the material covering windows because the windows do not open.
We spoke at length with Chief Fry and Captain Fasmer of the L.A. Fire Department and they told us point blank that you are misinformed. Even though the windows are fixed, they constitute an external opening and will need to be unobstructed in the event of a fire or an emergency. These must be unobstructed so fire fighters or emergency personnel can gain access.
COVERING THE BUILDING WITH YOUR SIGN CONSTITUTES A FIRE HAZARD AND YOU ARE ENDANGERING THE OCCUPANTS OF AN ENTIRE 6 STORY BUILDING -- AND NOT JUST ANY BUILDING -- THE BUILDING YOU OWN.
To find out more about the dangers and risks you have set up for all the occupants of 10801, I suggest you contact Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Curt Fasmer at 213-978-3604. He told us that he would be available to discuss the dangers your sign poses and tell you that you are putting everyone at 10801 in harm's way.