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Asbestos nightmare at Americana

Original post made on Oct 17, 2007

What was supposed to be a routine roof replacement at a 30-unit apartment building on Continental Circle has turned into a two-fold nightmare of rain damage and panic over asbestos dust.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 8:06 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by concerned friend, a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2007 at 1:54 pm

Unbelievable situation. The management company is in denial. The residents should sue for millions! Who would want to retrieve their stuff at this point??

Posted by americana resident, a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Please also mention that while we are kept out of the building, by Mr. Mike Drouin, he insists that there is only "dust decontamination" and "general janetorial cleanup" while the warning signs (put up recently) on the sealed apartment clearly state the presence and dangers of asbestos. Moreover, he has illegaly confiscated our personal properties and does not allow us to retrieve them.

Posted by angryresident, a resident of another community
on Oct 20, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Does anyone know if the Santa Clara District Attorney is proceeding with criminal charges against Prometheus?

Posted by A victamized Tenant, a resident of another community
on Oct 21, 2007 at 10:29 pm

With the rich and poweful, like Prometheus (Americana Management COmpany), all the city, county and State agancies as well as the police shy away from confronting them. What do you think, they would have done to you, if you had done this to a dog!

Money and pollitics go hand in hand...This is AMERICANA!

An Americana victamized tenant

Posted by Another Disgusted tenant, a resident of another community
on Oct 21, 2007 at 10:47 pm

Look at the names of the tenants, then you'll know why the District Attorney of Santa Clara counhty, Mayor of Mt. View and alll other enforcement agancies allow Prometheus, the management company of Americana to get away with whatever they want to do. The affected tenants (more than 99%) have foreign names...or are a member of a minority group! Now you understand why?

Form a member of a minority group and an Americana tenant!

Posted by Siwei Mao, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 21, 2007 at 10:52 pm

I live in apartment 12 in the Americana right next to apartment 5 and I think this is unbelieveable! They should work on apartment 5 right away.

Posted by a 2nd concerned friend, a resident of another community
on Oct 22, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Please, everyone, contact as many media outlets (TV, radio, internet) about this story as possible. This is a disgrace and the story needs to get out. Babies are having to move out of apartments contaminated by asbestos. Many of these people have no where to go and are foreign with little knowledge of tenants' rights.

Posted by Andrea, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:47 pm

I live in the Americana Building 11 and am SO glad out lease runs out next month, we're SO ready to get out of here especially after this awful disaster!

Here's what renters have to say: Web Link

Posted by OutragedObserver, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Prometheus has done it all before-with the same results.


Web Link

It looks like they got away with it!

Posted by OutragedObserver, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 4:42 pm

I forgot to add a follow-up article:

Web Link

It's deja vu all over again.

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