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By Anthony Kim | February 1, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Geneva Hegemier's remains will be the first to be interred at Grand View Memorial Park since the beleaguered cemetery came under legal troubles more than a year ago. In a crowded Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Wednesday, Judge Anthony J. Mohr ordered that Hegemier, who died on Dec. 13 at 92, be placed in a Grand View mausoleum at 2 p.m. on Friday. But since the cemetery is the center of legal battle, contingencies might arise that could postpone the interment, said Brent Crawford, co-owner of Kiefer & Eyerick Mortuary Inc., the mortuary appointed to handle the interment.
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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.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
PUBLIC SAFETY Canise Arredondo’s 11-year-old son hasn’t played in the backyard since firefighters set a controlled burn on the steep slope to buffer the raging Station fire. Her home is seven to eight feet from the hillside that she said has been sending dirt and rocks sliding into her backyard. Glendale fire officials examined the hillside behind Arredondo’s home Saturday and advised her to be prepared to evacuate if La Crescenta has heavy rains because mud would likely slide onto her property, she said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | February 22, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Esther Lohr's final resting place will be with her husband in Grand View Memorial Park, the Glendale cemetery that has been the center of legal battles since 2005. Lohr, who was buried in Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale in November, will be exhumed and reburied at the Grand View cemetery within two weeks, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony H. Mohr ordered on Wednesday. The cemetery closed in June after the state prohibited its owner, the late Marsha Lee Howard, from conducting new business following the discovery of in October 2005 of about 4,000 cremated remains that were not properly disposed of. In November 2005, families of people buried at Grand View filed a civil lawsuit against the cemetery and Howard, who died in November 2006.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 14, 2010
GLENDALE— Forest Lawn Memorial Park officials confirmed Tuesday that visitors defaced the outside walls of Michael Jackson's mausoleum with messages written in black marker. Fans appeared to have written the messages of adoration for Jackson, but it was unclear when the words were written, said William Martin, Forest Lawn's communications manager. "It's unfortunate people are deciding to deface private property and not respecting the serenity of the park," he said.
NEWS
By Liana Aghajanian | March 5, 2012
A calm, cold breeze runs throughout the marble-encased, maze-like corridors of Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum, where the who's who of Hollywood have come to permanently rest. But that changes once you reach its deepest and oldest cobweb-covered crevice after a number of stairs and enough security cameras to make you feel like you're being monitored by the Secret Service. The air ricocheting lightly off banisters just moments ago becomes heavy and stagnant. The chills, absent during the descent, come a little too eagerly.
LOCAL
August 22, 2009
The funeral of pop star Michael Jackson was pushed back again, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, a family representative said Friday. The Jackson family’s representative didn’t say why the funeral date was changed. The private funeral service is now scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Great Mausoleum’s Holly Terrace at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, but as of Friday evening, Glendale police officials, who will shut down streets and manage traffic flow outside the cemetery, said they had not been notified of the change.
NEWS
By Joe Blow | February 26, 2007
RACINE - Ernest S. Venturini, 84, passed away at All Saints Healthcare-St. Mary's Medical Center on Friday, April 29, 2005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 11 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Avenue, with Rev. Alvin P. Metzger O.S.A. officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Highway 32. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Mary's Medical Center for their wonderful care.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
Fans from around the world sent a deluge of flowers Monday to commemorate pop icon Michael Jackson on the third anniversary of his death. Nearly 11,000 long-stem roses hugged the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale where Jackson is interred. Hundreds more bouquets, teddy bears, posters and flower stands - some sent from as far away as Japan, Italy and Russia - crowded the makeshift memorial that has become an annual event for devoted fans. The crowd gathered outside the Great Mausoleum, which is closed to the general public, got a thrill at midday when Jackson's brother, Randy, emerged to sign autographs and take pictures.
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September 12, 2009
PUBLIC SAFETY Canise Arredondo’s 11-year-old son hasn’t played in the backyard since firefighters set a controlled burn on the steep slope to buffer the raging Station fire. Her home is seven to eight feet from the hillside that she said has been sending dirt and rocks sliding into her backyard. Glendale fire officials examined the hillside behind Arredondo’s home Saturday and advised her to be prepared to evacuate if La Crescenta has heavy rains because mud would likely slide onto her property, she said.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | February 22, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Esther Lohr's final resting place will be with her husband in Grand View Memorial Park, the Glendale cemetery that has been the center of legal battles since 2005. Lohr, who was buried in Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale in November, will be exhumed and reburied at the Grand View cemetery within two weeks, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony H. Mohr ordered on Wednesday. The cemetery closed in June after the state prohibited its owner, the late Marsha Lee Howard, from conducting new business following the discovery of in October 2005 of about 4,000 cremated remains that were not properly disposed of. In November 2005, families of people buried at Grand View filed a civil lawsuit against the cemetery and Howard, who died in November 2006.
LOCAL
By Anthony Kim | February 1, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Geneva Hegemier's remains will be the first to be interred at Grand View Memorial Park since the beleaguered cemetery came under legal troubles more than a year ago. In a crowded Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Wednesday, Judge Anthony J. Mohr ordered that Hegemier, who died on Dec. 13 at 92, be placed in a Grand View mausoleum at 2 p.m. on Friday. But since the cemetery is the center of legal battle, contingencies might arise that could postpone the interment, said Brent Crawford, co-owner of Kiefer & Eyerick Mortuary Inc., the mortuary appointed to handle the interment.
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