City attorneys won a prohibition on any rental activity at an alleged Larchmont Village party house in criminal court today. As part of their bail review motion in the criminal case (Case No. 0CJ07716) against Youval Ziv, the owner of the house at 310 N. Lucerne Blvd., as well as nearly a dozen other properties, city attorneys won a prohibition on any rental activity at the location. According to Mehrnoosh Zahiri Naderi, Deputy City Attorney, the court agreed to the prohibition and ordered Mr. Ziv “not do any short term renting or any commercial activity (photo shoots/filming/parties) at any property in his control, expressly including 310 N. Lucerne.”
A violation of this order could result in a revocation of Mr. Ziv’s bail term, which allows him to remain outside of custody while proceedings on the case are underway, explained Naderi in a note to Larchmont Village residents, who have urged the city to stop illegal gatherings at the house.
Naderi asked residents to contact LAPD if they observed any violations of the court’s order and to contact her office as well, so she can track any LAPD reports.
Lucerne residents, who have been frustrated by continuing parties and large gatherings at the property for nearly a year, were ecstatic when they heard the news. As a neighbor who has been organizing the effort to close down the party house (but asked to remain anonymous) wrote in an email to other residents today:
“It’s is great news. Please note that we are to report any violations of activities as described in her email to LAPD and to Mehrnoosh ([email protected]). Our job is to remain vigilant, take pictures and make notes of any violations or suspicious activities observed at 310. I know you join me in thanking Mehrnoosh for her efforts on our behalf!”