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By Veronica Rocha | June 10, 2008
GLENDALE — Grand View Memorial Park is scheduled to open to the public for the third time this year, pending a judge’s approval, giving friends and family another chance to visit their loved ones’ graves. The cemetery is tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public from noon to 4 p.m. June 29. “We are trying to serve the community the best we can during these difficult times,” said attorney David Baum, who represents cemetery operator Moshe Goldsman.
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NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | November 27, 2006
GLENDALE — Having spent roughly $31,000 to open a financially crippled cemetery four hours a week since August, city officials are considering reducing its operating hours. Grand View Memorial Park closed its gates in June after being unable to keep the business afloat after the state prohibited it from conducting any new business in November 2005 following an inspection that turned up thousands of cremated remains not properly buried or disposed of. But three months ago, the city stepped in and has opened the cemetery for four hours each Sunday for the benefit of the bereaved.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 24, 2009
GLENDALE — Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park have announced a $3.8-million settlement agreement. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement until a fairness hearing is held and the plaintiffs have a chance to comment on the proposed agreement, according to court records. “The biggest goal of the class action is to normalize the cemetery,” said attorney Paul Ayers, who represents plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 19, 2013
Three bronze grave markers were stolen and two others were uprooted this week from the cemetery grounds at the Grand View Memorial Park. A volunteer reported on Wednesday morning that someone had cut open a padlock on the cemetery's main gate in the 1300 block of Glenwood Road and entered the facility, according to Glendale police. The break-in occurred sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, police said. At first, the volunteer told police that while the front gate was open, nothing inside the cemetery appeared to have been tampered with or damaged.
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By Veronica Rocha | June 25, 2008
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Civil Court judge on Tuesday ordered Grand View Memorial Park to open for three days, allowing family and friends to visit their loved ones’ graves. Attorneys representing a group of families suing the cemetery requested a court order for the openings, citing concerns over the limitations on family visits. Judge Anthony Mohr ordered the cemetery be open Sunday, July 13 and July 27, during the hearing at the Central Civil West Courthouse.
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By Anthony Kim | August 23, 2007
GLENDALE — Even as city attorneys pursue a court order to quicken its plans to reopen Grand View Memorial Park, the owners have devised their own designs for the cemetery’s future. The beleaguered cemetery has more than one potential buyer, but nothing will change until the lawsuits against it are resolved, said Thomas Trimble — the administrator of the estate of Marsha Lee Howard, the cemetery’s former owner. Trimble, who was appointed administrator of the estate in January after his sister, Marsha Lee Howard, died last year, said he will not disclose the potential buyers.
LOCAL
By Anthony Kim | January 4, 2007
GLENDALE ? The brother of the late owner of Grand View Memorial Park was appointed special administrator to the beleaguered cemetery on Wednesday, his lawyer said. Thomas E. Trimble, 60 ? the brother of Grand View's owner and former operator, Marsha Lee Howard ? was given the administrative title at Los Angeles Superior Court's Probate Department, his lawyer, Frederick Weitkamp, said. The probate court's jurisdiction includes deceased people's estates. Trimble and his lawyers were also notified of court orders that restrict entrance to the cemetery because of ongoing civil lawsuit against Howard and Grand View, said Paul Ayers, who represents the suing families.
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