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Santa Clara Family Sued For Painting "Up" Their House

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05/06/2014 6:26 pm
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Santa Clara Family Sued For Painting
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Roxanne Powell

Senior Content Editor


When you're an extreme Disney/Pixar fan, there are no lengths too extreme to show your true colors. One Santa Clara family took their love of animation to heart when they decided to paint their house after Carl Fredrickson's flying abode in Up. While the historical neighborhood does not need to seek approval to paint, they do need to get approved for property renovations. This approval needs to go through the proper channels, starting with a meeting at the Historical & Landmarks Commission,
"Here neighbors within 300 feet of the home are given an opportunity to voice their opinions on how the changes will affect the neighborhood. However, in the case of the “Up” home, the family never took that step, and instead went straight to the city’s planning department, where they got the project approved and permits issued without consulting the commission."
The family, now under fire for their Uppity paint job, did not know about this extra step. Luckily, their neighbors were more than happy to help them filing their own lawsuits. However, Hosam Haggog and Fatima Raham claimed the house was "in pretty poor condition" when they first moved in with their daughters. Even so, the neighborhood council has assured the family's concerned neighbors that they will make sure the rennovations keep the house's historical significance. If you ask me, paining their house to mimic a modern film only adds to the history of the house, brining past and present together. At least it's still a better love story than Twilight. However, the lawsuits and neighborly non-affection have not swayed the council. The family is not being asked to repaint their house, but their neighbor, Sarah Doty, is suing them for lead poisoning. She claims their paint contaminated her yard during the painting process, and says lead levels "thousands of times above the legal limit" were found on her property following the Up-do. "We're not trying to create controversy," Haggog and Rahman told local news, "We're trying to build a home for our daughters and our family." Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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