Grand View Memorial Park cemetery

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Grand View open today and every Sunday

After a smashing re-opening over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, the newly restored Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery will be open today from noon until 4 p.m. In fact, visitors can walk, bike, jog, drive or whatever to Grand View every Sunday from now on.  It’s been a long road for Grand view. The 100-year-old-plus cemetery fell on hard times after a […]
Friday, June 3, 2011

City Buzz: Mike Gatto’s pension bill, funds for needy kids to go to camp fall short, and Grand View opens after restoration

Local Assemblyman Mike Gatto  (D-Los Angeles) is very busy these days championing various legislation up in Sacramento.  Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed AB 1369, authored by Gatto. This measure, reportedly passed by a 62-0 vote, would stop criminals from using illegal tax deductions. Recently, Gatto authored ACA 11 which would raise the threshold for amending the state constitution. And […]
Saturday, December 4, 2010

City Buzz

The week began windy and very cold, but  by Wednesday, December 1, the temperature warmed up and the winds died down — just in time for the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on the steps of City Hall on East Olive Avenue in Burbank. Hundreds turned out for the festive holiday occasion that included performances by both a children’s and adult choir, and […]
Friday, November 5, 2010

Restoration of Grand View set to get underway next month

 The gates of Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale will be open this Sunday, a few weeks before the anticipated start of the restoration. By the order of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr, the struggling 120-plus-year-old cemetery will also be open for visitors on Sunday, November 21, as well as Sunday, December 5.  In an e-mail update this week, […]
Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photo Gallery: Grand View open today

When I dropped by the beleaguered Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery on Glenwood Road in Glendale last Friday, a bunch of fresh flowers were sticking in the closed gate. Today, visitors will be allowed inside Grand View and can bring flowers to place on the grave sites of friends, relatives, and loved ones. Grand View will be open from noon and until […]
Monday, May 31, 2010

City Buzz

A final exit for actors Dennis Hopper & Gary Coleman Photo:  Mark Boster/ Los Angeles Times — A frail Dennis Hopper gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, March 26, 2010 A legendary Hollywood  “Bad Boy” Veteran actor and co-star of the cult classic motorcycle/road film, “Easy Rider” (1969), Dennis Hopper, died last Saturday, May 29, at the age […]
Friday, October 23, 2009

UPDATED 10/25/09: A settlement in the Grand View cemetery class action lawsuit

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove —Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery  09/20/09 Finally some good news for the beleaguered landmark Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale. I’ve been covering the story on this blog for more than a year. I got an e-mail a short while ago from Attorney Paul Ayers declaring a major legal decision: “Class counsel is pleased to announce a […]
Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Labor Day salute to Grand View visitors/volunteer workers

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove Most visitors to cemeteries come bearing flowers and mementos not rakes, shovels, and cleaning supplies. At Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, there is a hardy group of visitors who regularly arrive at the struggling cemetery ready to put in several hours of serious work; from clearing weeds and debris to cleaning tombstones and grave markers. Photo: FLLewis/A […]
Sunday, May 10, 2009

Visitors welcome at Grand View on Mother’s Day

 Photos: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove Despite its problems, Grand View Memorial Park, will be open to the public today from noon until 4 p.m. Only a few hours for those who would like to share some time on this Mother’s Day with relatives and friends laid to rest at this 125-year-old cemetery in Glendale. The cemetery’s legal and management problems date […]