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By By Tania Chatila | November 17, 2005
Grand View was warned six years ago that its records were not up to snuff. GLENDALE -- Grand View Memorial Park, which the state is investigating for the alleged mishandling of thousands of cremated remains and several skeletal remains, was fined more than $50,000 back in 1999 for poor record-keeping at the cemetery's crematory, according to records released by the state Tuesday. The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau of the Department of Consumer Affairs issued a warning to the cemetery's operators in 1998 stating that the crematory's records were not meeting state requirements, according to one of the reports released by the state.
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By Tania Chatila | August 18, 2006
GLENDALE — Attorneys are looking over an agreement that would allow visitors limited access to Grand View Memorial Park. City officials hope to have it signed and the gates open to visitors on a limited basis in the next several weeks. "I am very optimistic looking at this," City Atty. Scott Howard said. "I am positive something can be done, should be done and, from my perspective, will be done." A limited-access agreement has been drafted and is circulating among the city's, cemetery's and cemetery-operators' lawyers, Howard said.
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By Veronica Rocha | September 18, 2008
GLENDALE — Attorneys representing the families suing owners of Grand View Memorial Park will ask a judge today to mandate the cemetery’s opening to the public for future dates, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Attorneys want Judge Anthony Mohr to grant public openings of the Glendale’s oldest cemetery on Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 9, 23 and 27, Dec. 21 and 25, and Jan. 1 and 6, according to a court report. If granted, the cemetery hours would be from noon to 4 p.m. “I don’t think that’s going to be a problem,” said Attorney Paul Ayers, who represents the families.
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By Anthony Kim | July 26, 2007
GLENDALE — Another personal-injury lawsuit has been filed against Grand View Memorial Park, adding 100 people to the list of those seeking compensation from the cemetery for allegedly mishandling their loved ones' remains. Aroustamian & Associates filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last week. It is the third personal-injury lawsuit against the cemetery since its legal troubles began in October 2005, said Mary Der-Parseghian, an attorney with the law firm. The lawsuit claims that those named in the suit suffered emotional distress due to the cemetery's breach of contract and mishandling and mistreatment of the remains of people buried there, Der-Parseghian said.
NEWS
February 25, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Developers of the proposed 572-home Oakmont View V project are willing to build 90 fewer homes or opt for a cemetery, but opponents aren't softening their opposition. On Wednesday, Gregg Development of Glendale submitted plans to the Glendale Planning Department calling for construction of 482 single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes on the 238-acre hillside site. Gregg also submitted a separate application to convert the open space into a cemetery.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | September 19, 2008
LOS ANGELES — A civil court judge on Thursday ordered an additional nine openings at Grand View Memorial Park to allow visitors access to their loved ones’ graves during the holidays. Judge Anthony Mohr approved the opening of the cemetery on Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 9, 23 and 27, Dec. 21 and 25, and Jan. 1 and 6, according to a court report. The cemetery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on those dates. “It’s been three years that people haven’t been allowed to get out there and visit on the holidays,” said Attorney Mary Der-Parseghian, who represents families suing the cemetery.
NEWS
September 8, 2007
I recently underwent the most bizarre experience of my life — and I am 83 years of age. A year ago, June 21, 2006, a very dear friend of mine passed away at age 93, a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. His wife of many years had passed away previously and was interred at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale. Also in the plot were my friend’s mother-in-law, father-in-law and a brother-in-law. Many years ago, all plans for future funerals of family members were paid for in full.
NEWS
September 2, 2006
For all the complaints the city gets — deserved and undeserved — city leaders certainly deserved a hearty thank you from the community this week. They watched as a community mourned the loss of its oldest cemetery, as mourners scaled walls and hopped fences to tend to the graves of loved ones lost, and stepped in. It was not their job. It was not their responsibility. But they stepped in and worked to get Grand View Memorial Park's gates reopened, even if only for four hours a week, to the residents who need to visit there.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | February 2, 2008
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — City fire and legal officials who toured Grand View Memorial Park on Thursday to inspect fire safety conditions said more maintenance work needs to be done before the city can drop a pending lawsuit against the cemetery. Cemetery co-owner and operator Moshe Goldsman has been busy implementing a $105,400 makeover of the troubled park since late December, installing an aboveground irrigation system, pruning or removing brittle trees and shaving the site’s broad, overgrown grass lawns.
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