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By Veronica Rocha | December 23, 2008
GLENDALE — Visitors will be allowed to access their loved ones’ graves during 14 more openings at Grand View Memorial Park next year. Civil Court Judge Anthony Mohr ordered the opening of the cemetery Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; March 8 and 22; April 10, 12, 24 and 26; May 10 and 24 ; and June 14, 21 and 28, according to a Dec. 8 court report. The cemetery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. during the openings. “It’s very important to them,” said attorney Mary Der-Parseghian, who represents families suing the cemetery.
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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.
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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 Veronica Rocha | July 30, 2008
LOS ANGELES — A judge on Tuesday approved the reopening of Grand View Memorial Park for two days in August and two days in September. Judge Anthony Mohr signed court orders at a hearing at the Central Civil West Courthouse in Los Angeles to have the cemetery open Aug. 10 and 24 as well as Sept. 15 and 28. The cemetery has been under scrutiny since October 2005 when state investigators found that the remains of 4,000 people had not been properly buried or disposed. Visitation to the cemetery has been limited, but it reopened on March 30, May 25, June 19 as well as July 13 and Sunday.
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By Veronica Rocha | June 30, 2008
GLENDALE — Family and friends visited their loved ones’ graves on Sunday at Grand View Memorial Park, six days after a Los Angeles Superior court ordered the cemetery to be opened. Judge Anthony Mohr signed a court order on June 24 during the hearing at the Central Civil West Courthouse, allowing Glendale’s oldest cemetery be open Sunday, July 13 and July 27. Sunday’s opening was the third since August, when city-funded public visitations were halted after fire officials said the cemetery presented several safety hazards, such as dry grass, brittle tree bark and limited water access, said attorney David Baum, who represents cemetery operator Moshe Goldsman.
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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 Angela Hokanson | May 26, 2008
GLENDALE — Grand View Memorial Park was opened to the public Sunday, the second such opening since the city-funded public visitations that had provided limited public access were halted in June after fire officials said the cemetery represented a safety hazard. The grounds were first shuttered in June 2006, when the owner, Moshe Goldsman, ceased the cemetery’s operations, citing financial difficulties. The previous fall, the state had prohibited the cemetery from conducting any new business after state investigators discovered that about 4,000 bodies there had not been properly buried.
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By Jason Wells | May 20, 2008
GLENDALE ? Grand View Memorial Park will open for four hours Sunday after a Superior Court judge on Friday signed off on the order more than a month after mourners last had access to the troubled cemetery. The visitation period between noon and 4 p.m. will be similar to the opening on March 30, which saw hundreds of visitors descend on the long-closed cemetery to clear off headstones and mourn loved ones. The cemetery had been closed for seven months before that opening. ?
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