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Historic cemetery in Pacific Palisades will be preserved

Marie Kilbride, Ernest Marquez and Patricia Nettleship

A deal has been reached to preserve the Pascual Marquez Family Cemetery in Pacific Palisades.

Under the agreement, neighbors have agreed to sell a portion of the land in front of the burial ground at a greatly reduced price. The space will allow for landscaping and provide access to winding San Lorenzo Street.

The cemetery stands amid the houses and swimming pools of Santa Monica Canyon, hidden from view by an aging wood fence. The historic landmark measures a fraction of an acre and holds the remains of roughly 30 early Angelenos.

The agreement calls for La Señora Research Institute, a canyon nonprofit, to pay $35,000 for the parcel next to the street. The rest of the land's $127,500 value will be considered a donation by owners Fred Marcus and Davida Rochlin.

Read the full story here.

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Photo: Pictured from left are Sharon Marie Kilbride, her cousin Ernest Marquez, and Patricia Nettleship, director of La Señora Research Institute. The institute will buy land in front of the cemetery. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

 
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