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July 17, 2010
Don't remove love for Michael Jackson I am writing regarding the July 14 article "Michael Jackson's resting place defaced." I disagree with removing the fans' messages that are written on outside walls of Michael Jackson's mausoleum. I am surprised that Forest Lawn officials consider it vandalism. How can they consider these messages defacement, when fans try to give Michael Jackson their true love, and express themselves to him in a way that they could never get the chance to when Michael was still alive?
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson, who had been rehearsing in a nondescript building near Bob Hope Airport in preparation for an upcoming sold-out 50-show tour, was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon. The singer arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times. Paramedics were called to a home in the 100 block of Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard and rushed Jackson to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. News of his death comes as Jackson, 50, was attempting a comeback after receiving the backing of two billionaires.
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By Liana Aghajanian | June 25, 2012
The usually quiet Forest Lawn was flooded with hundreds of emotional devotees who came from as far as Japan and Germany to honor the late Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his death in an outing that has become a ritual for his dedicated fan base since his passing three years ago. Gathered outside Jackson's final resting place in the tightly secured Great Mausoleum's Holly Terrace, fans of all ages and backgrounds blanketed the area with...
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By Christopher Cadelago | July 7, 2009
BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson. The California Highway Patrol temporarily closed parts of the 405, 101, and 134 freeways for the procession. The eastbound Riverside Drive was also closed, as was both directions of the Forest Lawn Drive ramp. Crowds outside Forest Lawn, which began gathering late last week, meandered around the sprawling facility in search of access.
LOCAL
By Nora Mossessian | July 1, 2009
When my family and I emigrated from Iran, arriving in Glendale in the late 1980s, I didn’t know any English, didn’t have a single friend, and found out rather quickly that there was a gaping rift between my parents’ conservative Armenian upbringing and the bold sense of freedom and individuality taught and valued in America. This rift would continue to be the core of our conflicts for much of my teenage years, but for a majority of the late ’80s to early ’90s, one powerful, supernatural force would effortlessly bridge this cultural gap: Michael Jackson.
NEWS
September 4, 2009
Jselph @GlendaleNP Thanks GNP for your Twitter coverage tonight! You guys rock!! ? MohammedMAhmed @GlendaleNP Yup, family was saying they will end the pictures once casket is out. Family/Friends only. ? Deadkingofpop Defintely! Love it! MJ would have it no other way. ? Cowhateration NICE! (mj burial in g?dale) ? RT @GlendaleNP: Yup. It appears at least some of the ushers have a single white glove on. ? TAINTEDLUVV@glendalenp its one glove ?
NEWS
September 4, 2009
Fans express their gratitude for pop star Michael Jackson. ? ?He was the greatest entertainer of all time. Can?t get any better than that. I got on my shirt. I got my hat. I even got on my glove.? KEVIN HARRIS Ventura ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?He was a humanitarian and people took him for granted. He meant a lot [and] changed my life for the better,? said Martinez, who unbeknownst to her husband took a three-hour train ride from Riverside to pay her final respects.
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By Zain Shauk | September 4, 2009
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Wednesday cleared the way for payment of Michael Jackson’s funeral by his estate, with the event set to take place today at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Before doing so, Judge Mitchell Beckloff questioned whether John Branca and John McClain, the estate’s administrators, had the cash available to cover the funeral without affecting their ability to pay off creditors or other beneficiaries. “I don’t know how many creditors’ claims there are out there,” Beckloff said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | May 10, 2013
Mark Geragos, a Glendale attorney who has represented Michael Jackson and numerous other high-profile clients, has penned a book with fellow criminal defense attorney Pat Harris that delves into the faults of the criminal justice system and gives an inside look at the headline-grabbing cases he's argued in court. Geragos - who is scheduled to discuss his book, "MISTRIAL: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works…and Sometimes Doesn't" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glendale Central Library - said defendants are too often assumed guilty in the modern justice system.
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NEWS
June 25, 2012
On the third anniversary Monday of Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray -- who is serving four years in jail for his role in the singer's death -- wishes he had testified during his trial, his appeals attorney said. Jackson's personal physician has spent seven months in the Los Angeles County jail since his involuntary manslaughter conviction last November. As Jackson stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest under the influence of the surgical anesthetic propofol, jurors were told, Murray chatted on the phone and sent and received email and text messages.
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.
THE818NOW
By Liana Aghajanian | June 25, 2012
The usually quiet Forest Lawn was flooded with hundreds of emotional devotees who came from as far as Japan and Germany to honor the late Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his death in an outing that has become a ritual for his dedicated fan base since his passing three years ago. Gathered outside Jackson's final resting place in the tightly secured Great Mausoleum's Holly Terrace, fans of all ages and backgrounds blanketed the area with...
NEWS
July 17, 2010
Don't remove love for Michael Jackson I am writing regarding the July 14 article "Michael Jackson's resting place defaced." I disagree with removing the fans' messages that are written on outside walls of Michael Jackson's mausoleum. I am surprised that Forest Lawn officials consider it vandalism. How can they consider these messages defacement, when fans try to give Michael Jackson their true love, and express themselves to him in a way that they could never get the chance to when Michael was still alive?
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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 Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha | June 25, 2010
Dozens of fans from across the globe filed into Forest Lawn Memorial Park this morning to pay tribute to Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of the pop icon’s death. Fans starting lining up outside the cemetery gates at around 6 a.m. for a chance to pay tribute to Jackson, who is interred inside the Great Mausoleum. Lydia Gimenez-Llort, 44, said she timed a business trip from Barcelona to coincide with the anniversary, and planned “to do the rounds” today, with visits to Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his family’s home.
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By Veronica Rocha | June 15, 2010
CENTRAL GLENDALE — First- and second-graders at R. D. White Elementary School on Monday donned black paper fedoras sparkling with silver glitter as they serenaded hundreds of fellow classmates with two Michael Jackson tunes in tribute to his life. Two weeks before the first anniversary of the pop icon's death, the first- and second-graders stood outside on the school's footsteps and belted out the lyrics to "Heal the World" and "I'll Be There" while using hand gestures to illustrate the songs.
NEWS
By DAN EVANS | September 6, 2009
It’s been a huge news week here in Glendale — from the Station fire to Michael Jackson — filled with near-scoops and tragedy, inanity and pathos. The story line reads a bit like “The Paper,” told by TMZ. First, though, a preemptive apology: I’m exhausted, my mind is running on office coffee, and I have no earthly idea how this column will turn out. By the end of my 650 words, I may be just typing like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.” Then again, it may be one of the most brilliant things I’ve written.
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