<body> Public Ad Campaign: BREAKING NEWS: CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST OWNER OF 10801
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST OWNER OF 10801

If we are gonna talk about safety issues stemming from outdoor advertising, I think we should all read this. Property owners consistently disregard the safety of their tenants as well as the laws which are imposed on them by city governments. Often this is simply an economic issue, profits being far higher than the fines which are given for violations.

VIA 10801takesigndown

FRESH OFF THE PRESS:

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.

Frank Rahban put this illegal monstrous vinyl tarp (Called a Supergraphic) late Tuesday evening on Jan. 13, 2009 over the entire side of his 6 story office building, covering the windows and creating a serious fire hazard.

He was cited by the fire department for 2 serious 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 illegal Supergraphic being a threat and a serious danger for all of the building occupants, Frank Rahban has elected to keep it up because of the revenues this sign is bringing in. He's aware that the fines are peanuts compared to what he will make on the sign, even if it's disregarding the lives of hundreds of tenants.

If the fines don't matter, then how about some global public shame.

SHAME ON YOU FRANK RAHBAN AND SHAME ON YOUR COHORTS:

Joe Agapay, Esq (council in the building representing Frank)
Lois Forshee-Agapay (building manager)
Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico, Inc and their division Tropicana (Ad)
Barry Rush of World Wide Rush (Signage - trashing the landscape)

CLICK HERE TO GET FRANK RAHBAN'S CONTACT INFORMATION AND CALL, WRITE OR STOP BY HIS OFFICE.

Tell him that you can't put a price on a human life.

Another Yiddish word comes to mind to describe this kind of person:
Frank you're a GONIFFNoun - 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.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or you can visit Frank at his beautiful 6438 Square foot , 5 bedroom 5 bath home in beautiful Brentwood! Convieniently out of site of any Supergraphics let alone billboards. This information is public record by the way.

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/251-N-Bristol-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90049/20538365_zpid/

Who knows what else this guy has his hands too...I'm sure these aren't the only crimes he has committed.

1.2.09  
Blogger Jordan Seiler said...

Are you okay with that? Doesn't the fact that he has decided to remove himself (because he can) from the over saturated environment, speak to the overwhelming force with which it oppresses those who live under it? are you being sarcastic or have you decided to make our point for us?

1.2.09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, thought you might be interested in taking a quick look at this article. i appreciate your blogging.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-france-no-ads1-2009feb01,0,5124576.story

2.2.09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jordan- You and Poserboy are a pair of GONIFFS.

You break into private property such as the CITY'S telephone booths and put artwork there.

Posterboy vandalizes as well.

Stop being such a hypocrite you pee-on.

practice what u preach and then maybe we can take your cause seriously.

I pray that Van Wagner and the city press charges against you.

2.2.09  
Anonymous J said...

Anonymous, it's pretty hard to take YOUR cause seriously when your posts are filled with hate-filled slurs and name calling. I'm guessing you don't really have any worthwhile arguments and you're just getting your jollies by being rude. Is it fun?

2.2.09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hate-filled slurs?

you crack me up J.

Jordan was the one that used the word GONIFF on the site. So, I was just following his lead since he is such an outstanding member of this community.

3.2.09  
Blogger Baser said...

u guys r so lame. Don't you have anything better to do with your time? And have you driven around Hollywood lately? The city is filled with them. Why don't you crusade to help the homeless? or recycling? What a waste of energey. If someone offered you 100k a month to put a sign on your house you wouldn't take it?

13.2.09  

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