Thursday, February 21, 2008

Take Your Medicine (part 2)

It's time for another installment of "Take Your Medicine" -- where Chip and Sally tell you what the Park LaBrea advertising banners along 6th and Houser Street really mean.

Million Dollar Views = Yes, our apartment does have a million dollar view, but others not quite so much. Configuration of the towers and their rooms are arranged in a way that maximizes the view out from and sunlight into each apartment, the “x” shape layout of the rooms works out fairly well in that regard, in my opinion, however, this means lots of the rooms look out at another tower (which is great for any voyeurs out there, but not so million-dollar-ish). Just make sure you actually see your view before you move in and sign the lease (as opposed to just looking at the view in the model apartment they show everybody on the tour at the beginning.)

Oh, and just one more thing. . . Chip and I received a bill from Park LaBrea management last month for $4,500.00. The management "informed" us that we hadn't paid for December's rent and we were being tagged with a steep late fee and extra penalties here and there, that, in our view, didn't add up. Since we're smart people, however, we were able to copy all of our cancelled rent and fee checks and deliver them to the management office -- proof we were neither late on our rent or delinquent in terms of any fees. Here's a word of caution. Park LaBrea management is and is run like a large corporation, they will loose track of you and will try to get money out of you without the slightest hesitation. Keep copies of every transaction you have with Park LaBrea management if you move here and, if you can, keep those copies in a safe place off the Park LaBrea premises. Serious. And we're not conspiracy people. We're hoping this "confusion" doesn't happen to us again while we're here. Stay tuned . . .


gilkid said...

I think you're just a panicky liberal spazz who makes up conspiracy theories about everything. By the way Barack Obama is a muslim informant.

Joe said...

I'm sorry to hear that PLB tried to screw you, but happy you're spilling the beans on PLB management--an amazing combination of incompetence and gouging. They only spring into action when they think they can screw you out of money. Otherwise, they won't even answer their phones.

Watch out when you try to move out, as I've heard that's when they really go after your money. PLB management is despicable in a way that can't just be chalked up to their being a corporation.

You might consider allowing anonymous comments, since many PLB residents might not want to give up their anonymity for good reasons, and comment moderation won't stop pure idiots like gilkid from marring your posts anyhow.

Plan-it Los Angeles said...

How about some updates to your blog for those who like to walk through Park LaBrea, think it is a wonderful contrast to nearby areas, but don't know the full details.

Obscurious said...

I moved out of Park La Brea a month and a half ago. Three days ago I finally received a final statement which had a big mistake on the billing, but it's impossible to get anyone on the phone to discuss it. Yesterday I got a collection notice from an attorney.

I enjoyed living in PLB but the business office is totally incompetent. I lived in a tower and at least one elevator was not working most of the time.