My question involves towing laws for the State of: California
My car was recently towed from an unmarked open parking spot in the apartment complex where I live. A resident complained that my car blocked the driveway (although I have pictures to prove it didn't) and got my car towed. In fact, that resident left a note on my car saying it was his parking spot and next time he will get my car towed if i parked there. Before I could see the note (in less than 16 hrs) my car was towed. I saw the note when I went to recover the car.
There are no signs for "no parking" at that spot, infact cars are regularly parked there. All covered parking stalls have numbers assigned, but this is the only spot that is open, not blocking the driveway and doesn't have any number.
Regarding signage, there is one sign near the dumpsters close to entrance stating No Parking and gives only the police station phone no. and doesn't specify the towing agency name/number.
The towing authorization doesn't have "first reported time the vehicle was seen".
Finally, the towing company made no attempt to contact me even though the apartment management had my car registration details and my contact info.
Is there any chance to recover ~$400 I lost due to towing?