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By Anthony Kim | June 16, 2007
GLENDALE — Grand View Memorial Park's last scheduled visitation day is Sunday, and city officials have postponed a discussion on opening the cemetery in the future. The cemetery has been open to the public on a limited schedule since August, when the city reopened its gates after it was shut down for more than two months. City departments maintained and opened the cemetery every Sunday until Jan. 15, when the schedule was changed to two Sundays per month. Whether visitation days will continue is up to the City Council, which will discuss the matter on June 26. Mayor Ara Najarian did not say whether the cemetery would be kept open.
By Robert Hong | June 27, 2007
CITY HALL — The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to keep the beleaguered Grand View Memorial Park open two Sundays a month for visitors. The city has provided access to the cemetery on select days since August, after the cemetery was shut down because its operators could no longer afford to keep it open. But faced with mounting costs, the council needed to reconsider maintaining the access that the city — which had no obligation to keep the cemetery open — has provided.
By Jason Wells | August 18, 2009
GLENDALE — Michael Jackson will be buried Aug. 29, his birthday, at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, city officials said Tuesday. The late pop star’s family released media statements confirming plans to inter Jackson at Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum on what would have been his 51st birthday. Media vans had already begun staking out their spots Tuesday at the South Glendale Avenue entrance to a cemetery that already claims the likes of Gene Autry, George Burns and Humphrey Bogart.
By Chris Wiebe | January 3, 2008
GLENDALE ? Police said gang violence is likely the cause of the first reported homicide of the year in Los Angeles County, a shooting death at Forest Lawn cemetery on the Los Angeles-Glendale border. Los Angeles resident Jason Grey, 29, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body at about noon Tuesday while he was at the cemetery on South Glendale Avenue, Los Angeles Police Officer Ana Aguirre said. ?It is being described as a gang-related motive, but that?s pretty much all we have,?
By Tania Chatila | October 5, 2006
LOS ANGELES — A superior court judge set a January deadline Wednesday for the attorneys for families suing Grand View Memorial Park to file a motion to certify their suits as a class-action lawsuit. Judge Anthony J. Mohr stressed the importance of moving the case along, setting a Jan. 22 deadline to file the motion. Mohr also ordered that the attorneys continue to work with lawyers representing Grand View and its owners to continue to work toward finding a way to get the cemetery open more often to visitors.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | January 4, 2008
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Since work to abate fire-safety hazards at Grand View Memorial Park began on Dec. 27, maintenance crews have completed installation of an above-ground irrigation system at the beleaguered cemetery and continue to chip away at overgrown shrubbery and brittle trees. Thousands of grave markers that a week ago were covered by knee-high grass are now visible across the broad lawns of Glendale’s oldest cemetery, which has been closed to the public since June.
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