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Updated January 27 2017

If the Terrorists Aren’t Muslim, then who are they? 

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“Muslims Are Not Terrorists: A Factual Look at Terrorism and Islam”

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Update October 14 2016

Los Angeles, California officials say Black tenant perceived as “Nigger” not entitled to full and equal housing privileges. Select tenants are named. United States Central District Court case CV16-03236 JLS. Filed May 11, 2016. Johnson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

Defendants Vow Retaliation Against Black who claimed Racism and Terrorism

Attorneys Thomas Watters and Jared Barry claim they will seek court fines of over $25,000 against a Black Los Angeles tenant after the tenant complained about housing discrimination and retaliation at 1522 Hi Point St 90035. Those attorneys represent Hi Point Apts, LLC and Williams Real Estate Advisors.

The tenant had complained for years about a non working intercom and denial of tandem parking stall.

In a separate complaint the State Bar of California has been asked to revoke the certification [to practice law] of all attorneys involved with the case.

It appears the attorneys are saying claims of racism and terrorism are “frivolous”; it appears the attitude of attorneys is what caused some tenants to move out of the 18 unit Faircrest Heights building.

Attorneys for the defendants are ATTORNEY FOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND ALAN CHEN Renee E Jensen     lduarte@fwhb.com, rjensen@fwhb.com; ATTORNEY FOR WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, Inc. Thomas L Watters     twatters@hartwattersandcarter.com;  ATTORNEY FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA Martin Ageson     martin.ageson@doj.ca.gov, marsha.petty@doj.ca.gov; ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CHARLES GARCIA, BARBARA BRASCIA, RICHARD BRINSON, ARMIDA-OLGUIN FLORES Robert P Moore     robert.p.moore@lacity.org, julie.martinez@lacity.org; ATTORNEY FOR HI POINT APTS, LLC, WALTER BARRATT, CLIFF RENFREW Jared A Barry     jared@barrylawgroup.com 

Updated September 19 2016

Los Angeles, California officials say Black tenant perceived as “Nigger” not entitled to full and equal housing privileges. Select tenants are named. United States Central District Court case CV16-03236 JLS. Filed May 11, 2016. Johnson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

Attorneys for the defendants are ATTORNEY FOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND ALAN CHEN Renee E Jensen     lduarte@fwhb.com, rjensen@fwhb.com; ATTORNEY FOR WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, Inc. Thomas L Watters     twatters@hartwattersandcarter.com;  ATTORNEY FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA Martin Ageson     martin.ageson@doj.ca.gov, marsha.petty@doj.ca.gov; ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CHARLES GARCIA, BARBARA BRASCIA, RICHARD BRINSON, ARMIDA-OLGUIN FLORES Robert P Moore     robert.p.moore@lacity.org, julie.martinez@lacity.org; ATTORNEY FOR HI POINT APTS, LLC, WALTER BARRATT, CLIFF RENFREW Jared A Barry     jared@barrylawgroup.com   [UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2016]

Lawsuit Against Hi Point Apts, LLC et al.

June 12 2016.

A new video has posted on housing discrimination.

Governor Jerry Brown’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing [DFEH] Says actions of Hi Point Apts LLC’s  point to discrimination against Black tenants. THE LYNCHING.

Click here

June 9 2016

June 9 2016. “Racism Charges Against California Department Fair Employment and Housing”. Updated Site. Property Owner Admits Discrimination Against Black Tenants but State and City Refuse to Protect Black Tenants at Hi Point Apts Los Angeles Faircrest Heights.. Click here

Update June 5 2016

Race Charges Filed Against State Department Fair Employment and Housing. Click

DFEH charged with racism

Update March 19 2016

Hi Point Apts is Unsanitary, Substandard, and Unsafe

LA county Public Health Feb 10 2016 have said they have no authority over the wiring in the 1522 Hi Point St 90035 building.

Health and Safety code 17920.3 sections(a)(13) and (d) and (i) give the city and county employees jurisdiction, but as of March 16 talk with city code enforcement, and after over two years of defective security system intercom wiring, government employees maintain they have no jurisdiction under H & S code 17920.3. City employee Richard Brinson, Le Taun J. Cotton, Veronica Bauchman, David Burkhead, Richard Jackson, and Udo O. Nwachuku all claim the city and county employees have no jurisdiction to enforce defective and improperly maintained wiring.

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Since there is general dilapidation abandoned vehicle and improper maintenance of the wiring and construction materials, the Health and Safety code 17920.3 declares the building to be “unsanitary” and “substandard” and “unsafe”.

Tenant security is at risk.

Update March 12 2016

Tenant News Alerts.

http://wp.me/P6ztbL-2o

Update December 22 2015

[Redacted from an email]

Request to Suspend Federal Funds to city government and County Government Los Angeles

From: TENANT [ name and address redacted]

Sent: Tue 12/22/15

To: Rep. Karen Bass (113-ca37kb.inbox@mail.house.gov) Cc: Rep. Karen Bass (web-112-ca33@mail.house.gov)

1 attachment 2015-12-21 Email LADBS and Public Heath re Permits.pdf (96.3 KB)

Dear Congressperson Karen Bass via email/US mail:

I again request that you seek the suspension of federal funds to the Los Angeles city government and the county board of Supervisors based on the housing racial discrimination and retaliation directed at me. As reported to the city of Los Angeles government and County of Los Angeles Public Health Department, for the past seventeen months or so I have been without the use of a working intercom and tandem parking stall at the 1522 Hi Point St 90035 address.

Pictures and other documents supplied to the city government show that the intercom and parking stalls were housing services the owner supplied to me in apt 9 at the inception of the tenancy. The current owner purchased the building April 2014 and assumed the conditions of all rent agreements. “Maintenance” and lack thereof is considered a “housing service” under the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Parking is also considered a housing service.

Briefly, as regards the intercom, a repair that could take no more than 2 hours, remains un repaired while the majority of tenants who are white in the 18 unit building have a working intercom. The owner inspected the intercom April 2014 and that is the last I heard of it and since then repeated inquiries to the owner have met with no response from the owner. I have suffered a great deal of mental anguish as I believe the actions of the city and county government and owner are intended to cause harm and are the proximate result of the damages I have suffered. As for the parking, tenants in #9 were forced from a two car tandem stall to a one car stall after receiving such housing service two car tandem stall since 2010 as a condition of entering into the monthly rental agreement.

The threat of eviction

The owner is aware tenants apt 9 have two cars. The owner forced us into a one car stall at the threat of eviction even though about six tandem parking stalls were still available vacant around May 2014. The DFEH has denied me protection under the Unruh Act which states “all persons are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments, including both private and public entities. The Unruh Civil Rights Act protects all persons against arbitrary and unreasonable discrimination by a business establishment (Civil Code section 51).”

The city has assumed liability for the parking stalls

The city LAHCID determined in writing that the owner can charge a fee for an extra tandem parking stall. I asked LAHCID what law is that based on, what is the fee, and which stall is the “extra stall”? Neither the city nor the owner has provided a response. I have not been provided with a “tandem” parking stall. Tandem stalls come and go yet I am not offered or provided one and I am denied “full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges” and I am damaged by the “arbitrary and unreasonable discrimination by a business establishment” Hi Point Apts LLC, and the city and county governments.

White tenants have free use

Tenants who are white at the property have free use of working intercoms and tandem parking stalls. Neither the owner or the city has communicated to me a parking policy that is non-discriminatory and fair at the property and that applies to all tenants. Rent Control ordinance prohibits a parking fee as that fee would be an illegal rent increase. There are about twenty parking stalls, 1-12 are single, 1A is single guest stall, and 13-19 are tandem. 18 tenants and 20 stalls.

Safety is not just for tenants who are white

I believe a working door entry intercom system is a intended as a safety device that helps protect all tenants from physical harm, not just the white tenants who have the working intercom. As you know, actionable racial discrimination can be direct or indirect, intentional and/or unintentional. Please investigate and let me know the results of your findings.

The purpose of permits is to assure the health and safety of all tenants at the property.

See the attached email of yesterdays date regarding lack of permits at the 1522 address, a matter of Public Interest. The purpose of permits is to assure the health and safety of all tenants at the property.

All rights reserved.

[Tenant at 1522 Hi Point – name redacted]

California Tenant Law – free legal advice for California renter’s rights- click below

Temporary leave from your apt and renovations

Update October 24, 2015

News on hours of primary renovation

Various City LADBS officials have said that the hours of primary renovation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m. in any building under the jurisdiction of a tenant habitability plan, i.e rent control.  Previously city employees allegedly had posted incorrect hours of 7 am – 9 Mon – Saturday at various sites until a tenant at 1522 Hi Point St persistently complained those were the wrong hours and that his “quiet enjoyment” was being disturbed. The owner of the property ignored numerous complaints about primary renovation hours. Thousands of Los Angeles residents may be owed damages where primary renovations were done during the wrong hours. Primary renovation on Saturdays and Sundays is prohibited.

Recent update: we were able to secure a letter from LADBS one official that claimed she contacted the contractor and told them if they were on the property outside 8-5 Monday thru Friday, that they would face fines. More later on whether a October 28 hearing on this matter supported the Monday thru Friday hours or not. [The other LADBS ordinance that LADBS frequently quotes is not a construction ordinance but a noise ordinance, so many have been misquoting the ordnance for YEARS. Nevertheless, that ordinance 158857 and 166170 do not appear to apply to multifamily rent control buildings in Los Angeles.]

AVVO

What are primary renovation hours of construction? [Based on the above, this article that appeared on AVVO below is incorrect about the hours of primary renovation Los Angeles.]*

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/what-are-the-hours-of-renovation-in-a-los-angeles–2301006.html

Recent update: we were able to secure a letter from LADBS one official that claimed she contacted the contractor and told them if they were on the property outside 8-5 Monday thru Friday, that they would face fines. More later on whether a October 28 hearing on this matter supported the Monday thru Friday hours or not. [The other LADBS ordinance that LADBS frequently quotes is not a construction ordinance but a noise ordinance, so many have been misquoting the ordnance for YEARS. Nevertheless, that ordinance 158857 and 166170 do not appear to apply to multifamily rent control buildings in Los Angeles.]

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Los Angeles Housing Community Investment Department Corrupt Says News Article

[As seen in Random Lengths Newspaper, p. 10, Oct 1 -14 Issue, available on Facebook]

Letter to the Editor. “The President Barack Obama has done a lot of posturing about race claims but when has he sought to give the civil rights agencies more enforcement power? Local, state, and federal agencies for the most part are not only not serious about eliminating employment and housing discrimination, doing more harm than good, they are also incapable. I have found, particularly in California, that government agencies like the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department [discriminatory at best, corrupt at the least] instead do all they can to stop discrimination/housing complaints before they even get to the complaint stage, a clear violation of federal law.

“In one Los Angeles case a property owner allegedly hired an air force base employee to falsely retaliate and characterize as “terrorists” those tenants who complained about housing discrimination.

“If I should become Mayor or Governor, before even stopping for breakfast, I would sign an order disbanding 99% of the government administrative agencies. In their place I would support evening and weekend court hours, hiring more judges, making ten percent of all Judges non-attorneys, and opening up the courts by eliminating all court filing fees. Let everyone jam their complaints into the court system (“sue for free”) before a jury of their peers. I would support lowering property taxes by half a percent and an increased tax on cigarettes and alcohol to pay for this change in government.

“It is no surprise that with the rise in claims alleging racism by Police, many Americans feel their only recourse is to take their grievances to the streets. No wonder it is reported that there are “over two million instances of discrimination a year, but fewer than one per cent are reported.” http://www.civilrights.org/fairhousing/laws/housing-discrimination.html referrer=https://www.google.com/ Federal equal employment opportunity [“EEOC”] complaints can take up to eight months to two years to get to an investigator, and in many cases the end result will be “insufficient evidence”. This is unacceptable in a so-called civilized society.”

[As seen in Random Lengths Newspaper, p. 10, Oct 1 -14 2015 Issue, available on Facebook]

https://lahousingpermitsandrentadjustmentcommission.wordpress.com/pending-rac-complaints-re-1522-hi-point-street-90035/

Updated November 27 2015

More helpful links

Living in the Rental Unit and when can landlord enter the unit

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/living-in.shtml#whencanlandlordenter

*Uninhabitable Conditions

http://www.caltenantlaw.com/Habitability.htm

Having Repairs Made

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/repairs.shtml

*California Tenant Law online legal help clinic

http://www.caltenantlaw.com

[* Editor note: excellent sites. The other two sites are government sites that also list some of the applicable laws.]

Updated Special December 8 2015

[Editor: makes one feel like some members of the public and the government don’t take terrorism seriously, while good men and women still sacrifice their lives to protect us. 

[This list is based on documents held by Public Government Officials, such documents subject to the   California Public Records Act]

Chronology 2015:

“arranging events in their order of occurrence in time.”
July 21 Los Angeles Mayor and Council, and city attorney Mike Feuer are notified about Air Force personnel Willie J. Allen, a Los Angeles resident
July 22 Air Force employee Willie J. Allen writes two emails and among other things says “accessory to the attempt on a uniformed person’s life, and domestic terrorism”, “domestic terror attacks “.
July 27 The emails of Allen are forwarded to Senator Lois Wolk by email. The emails are also forwarded to Walter Barratt, Cliff Renfrew, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, HUD, and Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson.
July 27 The emails are forwarded online and by US first class mail to the Air Force Base.
September 25 Documents are received by the city LAHCID and it is repeated that Willie Allen has said there are terrorists in a Los Angeles residential apartment building.
Oct 4 The terrorist allegations of Allen are mentioned indirectly on an internet site and on Facebook
Oct 1-14 the terrorist allegations of Allen are mentioned in a weekly newspaper in the San Pedro California area.
Oct. 28 A public hearing is held regarding the September 25 city document held by the city of Los Angeles. The meeting is attended by a tenant familiar with Allen, government officials Andre L. Brown, Charles Garcia, and Allen acquaintance Cliff Renfrew. Renfrew and Brown agree to limit the testimony of the tenant and the terrorism allegations are never addressed.
November 8 The terrorist allegations are indirectly mentioned to a Los Angeles County Public Health Environmental Department inspector.
Nov 13 Andre L. Brown issues a written report of the Oct. 28 hearing that is eleven pages long. There is no mention of the terrorism allegations.
Dec 1 Cliff Renfrew has had contact with the LA County environmental health inspector. He tells a tenant in the building ,related to the contact with the inspector, “we are coming to the end here”. Renfrew never explains what that means.
Dec 2 The San Bernardino massacre occurs, killing many at a meeting of County Environmental Health employees.

Update December 27 2015: the emails of Willie J. Allen:

If you know anyone who lives at or near 1522 Hi Point St, 90035, they might want to see the emails from this former tenant.

Click here to see the USAF Willie J. Allen emails

Update Feb 6 2016

Questions and Answers for Tenants at        Hi Point Apts 90035 –                                           as seen on Yelp under “Hi Point Apts”

My post to Yelp today and to Congressperson Karen Bass re Hi Point Apts 90035 at 1522 Hi Point St Los Angeles California. 

“See the Photos and also Facebook under Congressperson Karen Bass. It does not seem that Yelp appreciates communications to government officials about housing discrimination and federal and state laws. These same rights apply to all of us including those who own Yelp, at least that are supposed to apply to all of us unless Yelp sees it another way. Yelp keeps deleting my posts so I guess they don’t believe in freedom of speech either. That is the danger of social media that it will lead us into George Orwell’s “1984″.”

Questions and answers re Hi Point Apts LLC

  1. What are some examples of how tenants have been cheated out of money? 

One tenant says when the owner first purchased the building in 2014 he was cheated out of about $35.00 overcharge in rent; then he was cheated again after the building was without a resident manager but eventually that money was refunded after numerous complaints to city government; then recently again the owner charged illegal rent for about six months and that money had to be refunded. Other tenants have claimed similar stories and still others claim not receiving refunds for no resident manager on site. These illegal rents are all based on regulations passed by the city government rent control. Other tenants at the property may not be aware they were cheated out of monies.

2. Can a property owner lose his certification if the building is uninhabitable?

The city government can take control of rent monies until the building problems are fixed and then charge the owner a penalty of 50%. The city government has broad powers but tends to side with the property owner rather than apply the law to help the tenants.

3. What is one of the biggest times tenants were cheated out of money?

When the owner took over the building he announced he would renovate apartments that were occupied. He was obligated to follow rent control guidelines but did not, apparently under the direction of city government. As a result numerous tenants may not have received relocation monies they were entitled to. One tenant was entitled to about $19,000 relocation monies but only received about $6,000. Many of the agreements to relocate tenants were probably illegal. The city did nothing to help the tenants. Where did the money go? Numerous tenants complained about not getting interest on their security deposit, as required by state law.

4. What is the effect on current tenants?

A  number of tenants moved out after only a year as new tenants. Some cited the treatment by the owner. Numerous tenants have claimed racial discrimination by the owner and his agents. The owner makes no effort to change the door entry code after old tenants move out. Numerous tenants have complained about lack of safety in the building.

5. Why don’t all tenants have working intercoms?

Out of 18 units, four have intercoms that have not been working since before April 2014. The owner as well as the city and county government have given no reason why the wiring has not been repaired for over 18 months. City government refuses to order the door entry intercom fixed as a housing service and refuses to order it fixed as a security feature. The owner and city government refuse to provide a rent reduction for the loss of the housing service, as required by local law. An employee of the city attorney’s office told a Black tenant that an intercom was “not a housing service” while white tenants freely received a working intercom as a housing service. City law states that when a housing service is reduced or not maintained, the tenant is entitled to a corresponding reduction in rent; no rent reductions have been ordered so why is city government refusing to enforce these regulations for the tenants at Hi Point Apts?

5. Why don’t all tenants have tandem parking stalls?

Out of 18 units, there are seven tandem parking stalls, and the rest singles including two extra stalls.  The owner and the city refuse to provide a written policy on the parking that gives every tenant the opportunity to be assigned a tandem parking stall, regardless of race, sex, nationality, or other protected category. Complaints about the parking have met with deaf ears as is many times the case when up against intractable, institutionalized racism in government agencies. Many of the tenants affected by unfair treatment in different areas were Black.

6. Do tenants have a right to post flyers in the doors and windows?

The owner says no. But this is what state law says:

Civil Code  1940.4. (a)Except as provided in subdivision(c),a landlord shall not prohibit a tenant from posting or displaying political signs relating to any of the following:

(1) An election or legislative vote, including an election of a candidate to public office.

(2) The initiative, referendum, or recall process.

(3) Issues that are before a public commission, public board, or elected local body for a vote.

(b) Political signs may be posted or displayed in the window or on the door of the premises leased by the tenant in a multifamily dwelling, or from the yard, window, door, balcony, or outside wall of the premises leased by a tenant of a single-family dwelling.

Why would the city not punish the owner for lying about the law? 

Can the owner deny tenant’s rights under state law?

7. Must the owner provide interest on my pet and other deposits?

A deposit may be considered an illegal rent increase or it may be considered a security deposit. The owner must provide interest on all deposits.

8.  What are other reasons?

Is the unfair treatment of tenants an abuse of tax dollars?

Should whites have housing services but not Blacks?

Should only the privileged be entitled to door entry intercom security?                        Should tenants be concerned about the double standard of security in the building?

Isn’t health and safety at issue if the owner did not secure the required inspections and permits?

Has each apartment had the required asbestos inspection  [the city has implied “no”] ?

Don’t all tenants have the right not to be subjected to illegal rents?

Do you like renting from an owner who has been accused of racial discrimination?

SUMMARY 

  1. Risk of injury
  2. Security
  3. Tenant rights
  4. $$ Money $$

GOVERNMENT CODE  SECTION 12920-12922 

“…discriminating…foments domestic strife and unrest”

12920.  It is hereby declared as the public policy of this state

that it is necessary to protect and safeguard the right and

opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment

without discrimination or abridgment on account of race, religious

creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental

disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual

orientation.

It is recognized that the practice of denying employment

opportunity and discriminating in the terms of employment for these

reasons foments domestic strife and unrest, deprives the state of the

fullest utilization of its capacities for development and

advancement, and substantially and adversely affects the interest of

employees, employers, and the public in general.

Further, the practice of discrimination because of race, color,

religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial

status, disability, or sexual orientation in housing accommodations

is declared to be against public policy.

It is the purpose of this part to provide effective remedies that

will eliminate these discriminatory practices.

This part shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the

state for the protection of the welfare, health, and peace of the

people of this state.

“…to eliminate discrimination…”

12920.5.  In order to eliminate discrimination, it is necessary to

provide effective remedies that will both prevent and deter unlawful

employment practices and redress the adverse effects of those

practices on aggrieved persons.  To that end, this part shall be

deemed an exercise of the Legislature’s authority pursuant to Section

1 of Article XIV of the California Constitution.

Karen Bass 1522 Hi Point California Tenant law AVVO RLn Random Lengths Newspaper Mike Feuer Willie J Allen Air Force cheated tenants intercoms parking flyers

Update March 28 2016

[As seen on Facebook Black Lives Matter, etc.]

Voicemail and based on text sent to Congressperson Karen Bass, code enforcement Los Angeles Richard GreeneAlan Chen, numerous times to other public LADBS and LAHCID employees between February 21 2016 and March 3 2016, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and property owners Walter Barratt and agent Cliff Renfrew with no responses received.  “Rent reductions and rebates have not been provided” Black Lives Matter. “Security is for all tenants, not just the privileged few” “Institutionalized and intractable racism” “Who has the city government decided intercoms are for? ”   Click link to listen to voicemail http://1drv.ms/1RwH3gF

“Residential Racial Segregation”

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Update December 13, 2016

Why is a tenant entitled to privacy? 

Click “California Tenant Law” at site:

Privacy

Racism Hi Point Apts

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