Manager’s Messages

Regulation #4 Testing, Wednesday, September 8th

Dear Residents,

REGULATION #4 TESTING Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 8th 

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, from 7:30am – 5:00pm, Gene Pira, Inc., in conjunction with LUMA HOA management and engineering team will be performing the Los Angeles Fire Department’s mandatory Chief’s Regulation No. #4 – “Testing of Fire Protection Equipment”.

Again, this testing will commence Wednesday, September 8th, 2020 at 7:30am with no noise testing until 9:00am. After 9:00am “no noise period will end” testing that involves the sounding of alarms and/or announcements over the public address system will commence.

Please be advised:

• Testing the roll down gates (fire gates) on all parking levels between Elleven and Luma will begin at 10:00am and last until approximately 11:00am. The gates descend rapidly and will not stop once they begin. Please take extreme caution when in the vicinity of these gates as you can suffer serious bodily injury and/or death, and your vehicle will sustain severe damage if the gates drop while under them. Please abide by the instructions of testing personnel, who may be at the gate areas during the testing period and posted signs as well. Exercise extreme caution in the garage during the testing period. Please make note of the testing time for the gates.

• The emergency power system for the building will be tested at 11:00am causing a temporary interruption of electrical service to your unit. As a precautionary measure, please backup all computers programs, documents and data, and shut-off all electronic devices (TV’s, IPODS, IPADS, computers, monitors, etc.). It is highly recommended that you unplug all electronic devices from all wall electrical outlets in the event of a power surge when the electrical service is returned to your unit. This precautionary measure will help prevent damage to electronic devices, their components, and the loss of documents, programs and data.

• During the emergency power testing no A/C will be available. Please be aware of temperatures for any pets you may have and their safety.

• The elevators will be tested from 11:00am to 12:00noon and there will be no service during this period. During the course of the testing period, elevator service may be periodically interrupted. Please be patient as they will return to service.

• Please be aware, the alarms are very loud and will disturb infants and small children, and the sound annoys some animals. Please plan accordingly.

• Please be aware, because the Los Angeles Fire Department’s “Chief’s Regulation No. #4 – Testing of Fire Protection Equipment – is mandated by law, no exceptions can be made to accommodate any special schedules, situations and/or circumstances.

Items to be tested:

• Fire pumps

• Fire alarms, strobes lights, smoke detectors, fire alarm pull stations

• Fire sprinkler water flow alarms

• Fire sprinkler valve tamper switches

• Emergency generator power, automatic transfer switches

• Garage roll down gates, elevator landing fire doors

• Stairwell pressurization fans, mechanical smoke removal fans

• Fire control panel, firemen’s communication system

• Public address system

• Central monitoring station

• Automatic elevator recall

Please plan your day accordingly, and thank you for your future cooperation during the Los Angeles Fire Department Chief’s Regulation No. #4 – Testing of Fire Protection Equipment.

Thank you   

Community Updates – 8/20/21

Dear Luma Residents,  

8/25 SPBID Board of Directors Meeting Among other topics, the proposed Hotel project next door to Luma is on the agenda. The developer has changed the plans and will be speaking to the Board, documents attached. Other agenda topics include the Metro Improvement project and an update to the Pico Station. RSVP to the virtual meeting here. The meeting starts at 10:00AM.  

8/25 Barbeque Awning Cleaning The metal awnings above the barbeques on the terrace will be cleaned between the hours of 8:30AM and 3:00PM on Wednesday, August 25th. The barbeques will not be available for use during this time.  

9/5 Luma’s Reg IV Testing Luma’s Reg IV testing will be conducted on Wednesday, September 8th. A more detailed announcement will follow however there will be the sound of alarms and announcements, light strobes, and short power outages which can disturb children and pets so please plan accordingly.  

Mask mandate: LA County Health Order Requires Face Coverings Indoors Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has re-implemented a mandate requiring residents to wear masks while indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The new mandate is in full effect. That means anyone entering Luma’s common areas must be wearing a properly fitted face covering regardless if you vaccinated or not. Thank you for your cooperation.   

Dog Policy Reminder

Dear Luma Residents,
 
We’ve received reports that dogs have been urinating on the first floor of the garage and their owners are not cleaning it up or notifying staff in a timely manner resulting in repeat offenses. If your dog isn’t able to make it to the outside area without urinating perhaps more frequent bathroom breaks are necessary.  

If a pet urinates, defecates, or in any other way soils any common area of the building, including the parking garage, the owner is responsible for cleaning it up. It is next to impossible to properly clean dog urine from the garage unless you have the proper tools which is why we ask that you please contact staff if your pet has an accident in the common area so we can clean it quickly and properly.   

Failure to clean up after your pet or notify staff as explained above, or using the garage or other common area for your pet’s bathroom breaks can result in a fine to the homeowner and other disciplinary action within the confines of the governing documents.   

Please also note that pets are not allowed in the planters surrounding Luma or on the 4th floor planters.   

You, your dogwalker and your pet are expected to behave in a manner that’s consistent with the rules of the community established for the welfare and safety of all. If you ever need assistance, please contact a front desk associate. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please let us know.  

If this notice does not apply to you, we ask that you please disregard it.  
Thank you for your cooperation.     

Community Updates – August 6th

FRIDAYS: Sounds of South Park

Thanks to AVEN, WREN, and Mack Property Management, Sounds of South Park will continue every Friday at South Park Commons, from 6-8 PM. Joanna Gerolaga is joining us today, 8/6 click here for the full line up.

15% off at MedBeauty LA

MedbueautyLA is offering South Park residents 15% off their first product purchase or facial through 2021 (with proof of South Park zip code 90015).  Check out their website for more information.  *Excludes medical-grade services and cannot be combined with other promotions. *

Alley Traffic Signal Modification (Evo’s Flashing Red Light)

Evo has made modifications to the red flashing light near their north gate.  It is now solid red when a car is approaching from Evo’s parking garage and it is flashing red when there is no car approaching.  Evo is planning to post a sign.  All three communities will continue to monitor the safety situation in the back alley to determine if other measures are necessary.

Mask mandate: New LA County health order requires face coverings indoors as COVID cases spike

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has re-implemented a mandate requiring residents to wear masks while indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.  The new mandate is in full effect.  That means anyone entering Luma’s common areas must be wearing a properly fitted face covering regardless if you vaccinated or not.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Metro Service Interruption: This Weekend

As part of the final push for construction on the Regional Connector, Metro is connecting the A (Blue) and E (Expo) lines to the Regional Connector, requiring interruptions of service to the A (Blue) and E (Expo) lines at 7th St/Metro Center and Pico stations this weekend. Click here for more information.

Community Updates – July 30th

FRIDAYS: Sounds of South Park

Thanks to AVEN, WREN, and Mack Property Management, Sounds of South Park will continue every Friday at South Park Commons, from 6-8 PM. Stonestreet is joining us today click here for the full line up.

THIS WEEKEND: LA Art Show

The LA Art Show returns to the Convention Center today through Sunday. Over 80 galleries, museums, and non-profit arts organizations from around the world are exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance art.  Click here for more information and tickets.  

THIS WEEKEND: Metro Service Interruption

As part of the final push for construction on the Regional Connector, Metro is connecting the A (Blue) and E (Expo) lines to the Regional Connector, requiring weekend only-interruption of service  to the A (Blue) and E (Expo) lines at 7th St/Metro Center and Pico stations. Service interruption will take place from 9pm Friday through end of service Sunday on the following weekends:

  • July 30, 2021 
  • August 6, 2021
  • August 13, 2021 

free bus shuttle, Line 859, will replace train service between 7th Street/Metro Center, Pico Station, Grand/LATTC Station and LATTC/Ortho Institute Station. There will be no impact to B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple) service. 

8/1: DTLA Marketplace

This Sunday, 8/1 from 11AM to 4PM, enjoy live music and food trucks at this free event to support small businesses and local artisans. Located at Metropolis, 1100 S Olive St.  Click here for more information.

8/3: National Night Out

LAPD Central Area is hosting National Night Out events in three locations, including one in South Park (Olympic & Figueroa). Attendees will have the opportunity to meet officers serving their neighborhoods, ask questions, and more.  Click here for details.

Alley Traffic Signal Modification (Evo’s Flashing Red Light)

Evo has made modifications to the red flashing light near their north gate.  It is now solid red when a car is approaching from Evo’s parking garage and it is flashing red when there is no car approaching.  Evo is planning to post a sign.  All three communities will continue to monitor the safety situation in the back alley to determine if other measures are necessary.

Energy Saving Tips for the Environment and Your Pocket Book

Do you know how much electricity and money it takes to run your home appliances? To assist in conserving energy, the LADWP offers the following tips to live a more energy efficient lifestyle at home.

Energy Using Appliances in your Home

Item 1 – Central Air Conditioner

Cost/Month: $75.00

Install or program a programmable thermostat (originally installed by the developer of Luma) to adjust the temperature automatically and maximize your energy savings

Set thermostat at 78° in summer and 68° in winter, turn off when not at home

Clean or replace filters and have the condensing coils cleaned frequently

Set the fan speed on low when humidity is high to cool more effectively and remove more moisture from the air

Item 2 – Refrigerator and Freezer

Cost/Month: $13.76

Clean coils regularly, especially during the summer

Maintain airtight door seals

Refrigerators run more efficiently when they’re full

Purchase new Energy Star Model and recycle old unit

Item 3 – LED TV

Cost/Month: $0.83

Choose an Energy Star® rated LCD TV – they use less energy than plasma TVs

Turn it off when you leave the room

Item 4 – Freezer

Cost/Month: $6.36

Clean coils regularly, especially during the summer

Maintain airtight door seals

Freezers run more efficiently when they’re full

Item 8 – LED Lighting

Cost/Month: $21.90

Turn off all lighting when not in use

Replace all Incandescent and CFL lamps with LED lamps

Use task lighting. Instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it

Install motion-sensors

More Energy Saving Tips

Be aware of “Energy Vampires.” Any appliance with a clock or ”instant on” setting is an “Energy Vampire” when it uses electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unplug all non-essential appliances and electronics when not in use. Consider installing an advanced power strip, which automatically turns off idle electronics.
 

Limit the use of appliances during peak hours of the day — use washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, and other heavy appliances during evening hours.
 

Ventilate your home in the late evening by opening windows and balcony doors to clear out the heat and allow cooler air to circulate.
 

LADWP offers rebates for qualified thermostats, LED light bulbs, LED televisions, and advanced power strips through its Efficient Product Marketplace. Visit www.ladwp.com/epm for more information.

City of Los Angeles – Emergency Management Department

Community: COVID-19 Spreading Rapidly- Get Vaccinated Today

City of LA Alert: COVID cases are rapidly rising. Protect yourself, loved ones, and your community by getting vaccinated now. Vaccines are free, safe, and highly effective. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested. Find a vaccination or testing location near you at  Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAlert or call 833-540-0473 from 8am-8:30pm.  

Mask mandate: New LA County health order requires face coverings indoors as COVID cases spike

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has re-implementing a mandate requiring residents to wear masks while indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.  The new mandate is in full effect.  That means anyone entering Luma’s common areas must be wearing a properly fitted face covering regardless if you vaccinated or not.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Location

1100 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
phone | (213) 742-0387

Management Team

General Manager
Francis Langlois, CCAM | flanglois@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Lori Shilling | lshilling@actionlife.com

Building Engineers
Steve Evans | sevans@actionlife.com

Front Desk Supervisor
Bryan Almeida | balmeida@actionlife.com

Management Company

Action Property Management
Regional Office
600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90017
phone | (949) 450-0202

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
phone | (949) 450-0202
fax | (949) 450-0303